Nik Ridzuan

81 Flips | 4 Magazines | 2 Followers | @nikridzuan | Keep up with Nik Ridzuan on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Nik Ridzuan”

JPEG vs. PNG: When and why to use one format over the other

In the world of digital imaging, there are two image formats that prevail above all else: JPEG (or JPG) and PNG.<p>At first glance, a single image shown …

Tutorials

The Rule of Thirds: What is it and why does it matter?

The Rule of Thirds is likely a term that you may have heard in reference to photography or videography, or maybe even graphic design or art. But you …

Do You Live to Photograph, or Photograph to Live?

Dear friend,<p>Do you live to photograph, or photograph to live?<p>1. Clarified<p>What I mean to say by that is this:<p>Do you stay alive in order to …

Inspiration, Imitation, and Landscape Photography: Is it OK or Unethical?

Recently a few things came up that makes me ask if or when does the idea of copying someone else’s photo go too far, or is it just a form of flattery …

10 Of The Greatest Living Street Photographers In The World

Street Photography is a branch of realistic fine-art photography that records unposed scenes in public places.<p>The primary subject is people, at rest …

Street Photography

Street Photography Ethics and Respect

Street photography ethics are a touchy subject and I am not talking of street photography rules but rather more how photographers choose to behave. …

23-Year-Old's Hauntingly Surreal Photo Manipulations

Crete-born photographer George Christakis is a modern day Surrealist. His visual art, generally photo manipulations, includes a collection of haunting photographs that seem to have hidden meanings or don't quite make sense. A woman balancing on the top edge of a skyscraper, a person floating under …

10 Steps to Becoming a Great Photographer

Famous New York-based camera store B&H occasionally hosts hour-long presentations, and they’ve begun condensing them into 15-minute highlight videos …

home

Sakura: The Humble Leaf - Photographs and text by Mitsuo Suzuki | LensCulture

There is an old cherry tree in my garden. It has been left abandoned in adverse conditions for some time, and has been home to countless caterpillars and bugs.<p>The cherry blossom is one of flowers that symbolizes the beginning of spring in Japan. When cherry trees are fully blossomed, they look …

Plants

Easy Tips to Help Beginners Understand Composition

Digital Photography

Hobie is a 360-Degree Time-Lapse Tool Built From an Ordinary Kitchen Timer

Startup Overlab has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund Hobie: a personal time lapse tool with the heart of a kitchen timer. Hobie utilizes an …

The Minimalist B&W Self-Portraits of Noell Oszvald

Noell Oszvald is a 25-year-old visual artist from Budapest, Hungary. “I’m not a photographer,” she says, but she does use a camera to create her …

1. Find A Strong Focal Point

One of the most important photography techniques to master is creating an image that has a strong focal point. Without an obvious point of interest, …

David Alan Harvey: Photography is the World’s Only Common Language

Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey recently gave this inspiring 18-minute talk at TEDxVerona titled “Life is Art.” He shares the story of his own …

Get Surreal With Oil and Water Photos

Have you ever tried to mix oil and water? Fortunately it just doesn’t work.<p>“Wait,” you say. “Why is this fortunate?”<p>Well because, otherwise you …

Diagonal Leading Lines in Photography Composition

Of all the lines used in photography, diagonals are the most dynamic. You can use them to create a strong impression of movement or you can use them …

A Look at Composition in Documentary Photography

In my mind, there are three important elements of a photograph. Lighting, Composition and Moment. Every picture that I love has these elements, in …

Improve Your Photography Skills with These 9 Photo Composition Tips by Steve McCurry

Looking to up your photography game? Luckily, the Cooperative of Photography has created a fantastic video on photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the nine pointers is illustrated with examples from McCurry's stunning portfolio. Read on …

Photography

Color Perception and How it Might Apply to Photography

Our perceptions of world are unique in two ways. First of all they are unique from the perceptions of others. Although two people might agree that …

The Self and the Shadow: Photographic Self-Portraits - Photographs by Giacomo Brunelli | LensCulture

<i>As I took the project forward, I wanted my shadows to be projected on natural surfaces and not in an urban</i> <i>environment. Along with this, a natural landscape was crucial to the entire setting. I wanted to give depth to my shadows with things like soil, tree bark, rocks, plants and so on. In a way, I</i> …

Photography

5 Composition Techniques That Go Beyond the Rule of Thirds

We all know about the rule of thirds by now, but there’s a lot more to framing a photo. This video by photographer Wayne Moran is a simple and yet …

5 Photography Composition Techniques to Improve Your Photography

Imagine that you are looking at the Yosemite Valley through Tunnel View at amazing Sunset. The entire scene is so breathtaking that you could pull …

Composition: The Way Your Eye Sees It

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 in Uncategorized<p><b>Today’s Post by Joe Farace</b><p>Over the years, there has been much written about rules of composition. There’s the …

10 Composition Tips with Award-Winning Photographer Steve McCurry

The COOPH (the Cooperative of Photography) explains 10 photo composition tips with the help of Steve McCurry’s incredible photographs. McCurry is an …

Rise and Fall - Photographs and text by Yvonne Boyd | LensCulture

Working on a small island off the coast of South Carolina, my intention making these images was not about depicting the landscape in a typical way, and not about being at the right place at the right time. It was about creating captivating images from a place that I love and about being able to let …

Exceptional Self Portraits From a 14 Year Old Photographer

At 14 years old, I personally, was riding bikes, drawing and playing video games. I had literally no clue that I was going to become a professional …

What Makes A Photo Interesting?

Over 200,000 photos are uploaded every minute on Facebook alone. That's over 9 billion new photos a month. With those kinds of numbers, a photo has …

The Importance of Cameras in the Smartphone War

When new smartphones are announced these days, the camera quality and specs are usually front and center. If you’re wondering why manufacturers focus …

Mobile

How to Do Levitation Photography: A Tutorial

As a part of a personal 50/50 project (a photo a day for 50 days with a 50mm lens), I tried my first attempts at levitation photography and had a lot …

Levitation