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The Beauty of Centrifugal Force on Paint-Covered Toys Captured Using High Speed Photography

What do you get when you plunk chunks of colorful paint on toys and dial in generous amounts of centrifugal force? Peter Schafrick art. Schafrick is …

10 Tips for Self Portrait Photography

Self portrait photos are becoming increasingly necessary in the modern world. Think about social media. Whatever platform you sign up for requires …

We Are Unlike You is a Modeling Agency that Looks for Characters, Not Models

When the term model is thrown around, there’s a fairly typical image that probably comes to mind for most people. In the male department, six-pack …

Prints vs. CDs: When Business Strategies Collide

There seems to be a constant war waged between photographers who sell prints and the “shoot and burn” photographers that give their clients a disc …

Single Composite Made from Photo Sequences Shot over 2-4 Hours Show Slices of Time

Singapore-based photographer Fong Qi Wei believes that time is a dimension, and he explores that hypothesis by shooting cityscapes and landscapes …

Night Photography & Light Painting Tips

Night photography is not really as difficult as a lot of people think. However, there are important tools needed to finish the job correctly. Here is …

Landscape Photography

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

What Your Camera’s Auto Bracketing Feature Can Do and How to Use It

Cameras today are a marvel of modern technology, giving us beautifully exposed, wonderfully sharp images much of the time. There are times however …

Ink Droplets in Water: Creative High Speed Photography

Ink drops have been a favorite among photographers when it comes to shooting liquids. Perhaps it’s because of the freedom to choose any color and …

3 Ways to Improve Your Images With Composition

Along with lighting, subject, perspective, composition is one of the fundamental tools to creating better images. It’s one of the easier ones to …

How To Draw Out Your Worst Fears

A few years ago, Julie Elman, an associate professor at Ohio University, was stuck in a creative rut. As a design educator and illustrator, most of her work was done on the computer. She wanted to begin a tangible project — remember those? — but didn't really know where to start.<p>Then she realized …

How to Use a Smoke Tube for Eerie Photography Scenes

Admit it, fog machines are awesome. Whether in photography or at a party, fog machines just make everything look cooler. However, one problem with …

Conceptual Portraits of People Surrounded by Repeating Objects

Up and coming photographer Austin Tott has been attracting quite some attention as of late. The talented lensman from Seattle, Washington has been …

The Art of Color Processing in Landscape Photography

In this new training guide, professional coastal landscape photographer Christopher O’Donnell explains his color processing workflow in a …

Summer Photography Tips and Techniques

<b>Beach Photography Tips</b><p>Being on the beach is all about fun, so make sure you capture the enjoyment. Get your friends or family to run on the sand; set …

Beautiful Concept Photos by NYC Fine Art Photographer Ben Zank

Benjamin Zank is a young fine art photographer based in New York City. He caught the photography bug a few years ago, at the age of 18, after picking …

Midtown: A Stunning New York City Timelapse Photography Project

Many of us complain that we don’t have enough time to do the things that we want. With a heavy workload of taking photos for clients, communicating …

Picture of the week: Foxconn, by Gilles Sabrie

There are more picturesque lunch spots than an industrial site on the outskirts of Zhengzhou, north-central China. But this young woman is probably enjoying the solitude as well as the break from her work, making iPhones at the Foxconn Zhengzhou technology park along with tens of thousands of other …

4 Ways To Make Money As A Photographer

Wouldn’t it be nice to make money doing something you love – even if it were just enough to cover the costs of that hobby? I’m going to share with …

How to Become a Photographer in the Music Industry

Touring with a famous band, meeting the best musicians in the world, capturing once in a lifetime shots during a mega concert – music photographers …

Tutorial: Creating a Surreal, Conceptual Photo Using ‘Zone Lighting’

In this tutorial I’d like to demonstrate that you don’t need expensive studio flashes to create a complex scene with subtle lighting. I haven’t yet …

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

Backyard Photography Tips

One of the most common questions I am asked at workshops is where I go to get my reference photos. Most people assume that I travel far and wide to …

Composition and Negative Space

In portraiture, negative space is the area around the main subject of your photograph. The portrait above has negative space – it is the dark area …

3 of My Favorite Photography Books

We are all familiar with the old refrain, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. Those who can’t teach, teach gym.” I’m still not sure about …

What Is Aperture in Photography?

Aperture refers to an adjustable opening in your camera lens that is able to limit the amount of light passing through the lens and hitting the …

Landscape Photography

Mesmerizing Microscopic View of Ink, Oil and Soap Intermingling

Ruslan Khasanov is quite renowned for his work in liquid typography. The Russian graphic designer just released a video where he tinkers with how …

10 Tips for Creating Great Family Portraits

With my background being in classic style studio portraiture (aka “boring”), and 25 years experience photographing portraits and weddings, I have a …