Photography Snapshots

By Paul Chapman | Selection of the best and most interesting photography articles on the web.

The Toy That Changed a Photographer's Life

The little red toy car sat on a shelf, serving no purpose. It was inanimate, nothing more than the die-cast metal pieces of which it had been …

Mexico City

Photographing the Abstract

<b>“One should not photograph things for what they are but what else they are.” – Minor White</b> Blurs, blends, composites, pans, macro, long exposures, …

Everything you need to know about your iPhone camera’s shutter speed

Your iPhone camera is pretty good at taking photos automatically. You just point it, shoot, and the camera works out all the tricky stuff. But what is actually going on in there? How does it take the light that you see and render it as an image on the screen?<p>In this short series, we’ll look at the …

Mobile Photography

Timeless Photos of the American Midwest

Somewhere near Stoughton, Wisconsin, there’s a white townhouse on top of a hill. It’s alone up there, surrounded by sky. Years ago, it survived a …

Get Personal: Why Every Photographer Should Start a Personal Photo Project Now

Some photographers call it a personal project; others, a self-assignment. I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about whether there’s a difference, …

Florida

9 Crazy Cross Eye 3D Photography Images and How to Make Them

Neil Creek is a regular contributor to DPS (and is a 3D photography nut), authoring Photography 101 (to be continued soon). Please visit his blog, …

Photography

Photographers on Photographers: Lori Nix and Rose DeSiano

For the entire month of August, photographers will be interviewing photographers–image makers who have inspired them, who they are curious about, …

Empiricism

How to Find the ‘Sweet Spot’ of Your Lens for Sharper Photos

When it comes to purchasing a new lens there are two questions that immediately come to mind for me, how much is it and how sharp is it? Now, I know …

Landscape Photography

Photoshop Master Seamlessly Combines Two Celebrities into One Famous Face

Hollywood has some of the world's most unmistakable faces. Thanks to their famous faces plastered on everything from magazine covers and movie posters to tabloid features, it's easily noticeable that there's something slightly off about these celebrity portraits by artist Gesichtermix. In fact, …

Claire Danes

Rubi Lebovitch: B Side

I enjoyed seeing Rubi Lebovitch and his work at Photolucida this past spring. He a photographer who uses humor and irony and has a gift for finding …

How to Critique Your Own Photos

Dear friend,<p>If you want honest feedback on your photos, share them on ARSBETA.COM — if not, you can always critique your own photos!<p>Some simple ideas:<p>…

Sketching

Underground Symmetry - Photography

With the practice of photography, you become entirely more aware of your surroundings. You would appreciate the emptiness of a certain locations and …

Photography

17 Photos That are Guaranteed to Light Up Your Day (Monday)!

With a new week ahead of us I figured some photographic inspiration was in order.The theme of this showcase is light.More specifically, the Northern …

Landscape Photography

Photographers on Photographers: Lori Vrba and Keith Carter

For the entire month of August, photographers will be interviewing photographers–sharing image makers who have inspired them, who they are curious …

Duke University

This Hobby Lobby Photo Shoot is Going Viral

Photographer Jenna Martin’s wildly popular Lowe’s photo shoot seems to have sparked a trend. Cincinnati-based photographer Adam Delane visited a …

Blue Mitchell: Chasing the Afterglow, Of Salt and Earth

While viewing Blue Mitchell’s interrelated series Chasing the Afterglow and Of Salt and Earth, I cannot help but reminisce on last year’s total solar …

Faceted Classification

16 Photography Greats of the Past and Present Who Inspire Me

I often teach new photographers to study the greats, both past and present. Study and be influenced, but please don’t aim to copy them — I promise …

Street Photography

How I Shot Fifteen Words to Celebrate My Friend’s Love

Last year, during my last months in Melbourne, I got a text from one of my closest and oldest friends from Italy. “We need to talk, I have some …

Relationships

The 2018 Road Trip Exhibition

<b>FIRST PLACE</b> ©Garrett Grove, Joe, on his way to North Dakota. Pomeroy, WA, USA. 2016<p>“<i>Think is such an amazing photograph. It reminds me of images from</i> …

Rhode Island

21 Tips for Creative Flower Photography

I’ve always had a fondness for nature and the great outdoors, so it’s only natural (pun intended) that my photographic interests have gravitated in …

Landscape Photography

Top macro flower photography tips

<b>Macro photography proves that small is beautiful, and is a wonderful way to reveal the intricacies of flowers. Sue Bishops gives her tips</b><p>If I was …

Landscape Photography

South Africa Week: Alexia Webster

Alexia Webster’s Street Studio project began in 2011 and in the years since she has photographed thousands of sitters across the African continent …

South Africa

Capture the spirit of modern manufacturing

<b>Ever wanted to see your photos exhibited to the public, at ministerial offices and distributed on social media by one of the UK’s biggest business</b> …

Emerging Technology

Jamie Diamond: 365 days: 1938/2017

Photographer Jamie Diamond’s new body of work, 365 days: 1938/2017, is a poignant documentation of life almost 88 years apart, showing us that …

University of Pennsylvania

10 reasons why your photos aren’t sharp (and how to fix them)

Getting sharp photos is one of the fundamental goals in photography. If your images aren’t as sharp as you’d like, take a look at our ten-point guide …

Cameras

Interview with Jashim Salam – Grand Prize Winner at the iPhone Photography Awards 2018

<b>Salam’s image of children in Rohingya took home the top prize at the 11th annual iPhone Photography Awards. We spoke to the photojournalist about his</b> …

Photojournalism

How to take a picture of the moon that doesn’t look like a tiny, white blob

The moon is a photographic tease. It hangs up there in the sky, all big and bright. Then you try to take a picture of it and you get a pathetic white …

Cameras

Landscape Photography Tips For Minimalist Photos

More often than not, less is more. As landscape photographers, we are constantly overwhelmed with a variety of details in each scene due to the vast …

Landscape Photography

How to Get Started in Astrophotography Landscapes

If you’ve never done it before, night photography can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! In this article I’ll discuss the gear I use and …

Cameras