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10 most Influential Active Street Photographers

<i>Update</i><p><i>After quite a few suggestions from you, the StreetHunters.net Readers, we added an extra section at the bottom of the post called “Influential</i> …

Photographer Stumbles Upon an Australian Salt Mine and Captures Alien Landscapes

The images in photographer Emma Phillips‘ ‘Salt‘ series may look like they were captured in desolate polar regions of the world, but they actually …

LiveBlend Lets You Capture Double Exposure Photos on Your Phone with a Real Time View

Photographer Eric Kunz has created a new iPhone app that makes it easy to create high-quality double exposure photographs using your phone. It’s …

I Discovered a Treasure Trove of Unpublished Rock and Roll Photographs

About 6 months ago, I put an ad on Craigslist trying to sell a 2×12 guitar cabinet. The next day I got a response from a nice guy named PJ who was …

Interactive Chart to Help You Get Started with Photography

Starting out with your first camera can be daunting when you know very little about exposure let alone the all the buttons on your new gear. Luckily …

Light Painting Brushes Aims to Equip Lightpainters with a Standard Set of Tools

Photographer Jason D. Page has been capturing light painting photography for years, and over the past 3 years he has also been working on a new …

Video Game Artist Uses Inspiration from His Day Job for His Photography

Seattle-based artist Nicolas Bouvier spends most of his days creating concept art for some of the biggest names in the video game world.<p>But when he’s …

Stunning Traditional Paintings by Eduardo Calzado

Digital painting is a big thing... we get to see it all the time, and it's great because we all love good art, right? But it's always great when we …

Creative Ways to Use Wide Apertures in Landscape Photography

Your camera’s aperture has the ability to control your depth of field – which is a powerful creative tool that many photographers use to evoke depth, …

MIT Offers Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Course for Free Online

It’s not unusual for colleges with large open-source programs to put out a number of courses free for the world to browse through online. In the past …

Step up your Photoshop game - Mask It Like a Pro!

Example from the course <i>Mask It Like a Pro!</i>: Selective editing using a set of complex layer masks.<p>Layer masking is undoubtedly one of the most …

How to use the Contrast Checker Technique to Give Your Images More Punch

I am about to reveal a technique that will have your images looking awesome in seconds every time you use it. I am even going to share the Photoshop …

Presentation Offers Solid Composition Tips and Examples for Street Photographers

Erik Kim is one of the best-known street photographers out there, today. In his continues efforts to shoot and share, Kim has put out the full …

Russian Mother Takes Magical Portraits of Her Two Boys and their Animal Friends

Russian photographer Elena Shumilova only got into photography in early 2012, when she acquired her first camera. But if you were to look through her …

What Makes a Pro? Lessons Leaned from 2 Years Giving Cheap Cams to Pro Photogs

Well, we started the photography tips train rolling earlier today with four incredibly informative short interviews with portrait master Gregory …

Fro Knows Photo

Your lesson begins with a rundown of your lighting kit and how to trigger your flash. Jared and Adam then go on to explain the basics of flash …

The Magical World of Jacek Yerka

Jacek Yerka is an amazing painter from Poland. His subject matter ranges from odd beasts to whimsical landscapes incorporating extraordinary …

Experimental Light Painting Self-Portraits

Self-portraits aren’t exactly ground-breaking — in fact, the word “selfie” was recently added to the dictionary — but Alex DeForest‘s self-portraits …

Dancing Ghosts: What You Get When You Interpolate Long Exposure Photos

Check out the creepy effect seen in the video above, titled “Dancing Ghosts.” It was created by photographer Micaël Reynaud, who photographed a group …

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 …

6 Must-Have iPhone Apps for Professional Photographers

If you’re looking for a roundup of the best apps for filters/composite images/HDR/etc., then you’ve come to the wrong post. These are the iPhones …

How to do Off-Camera Flash Photography with Canon Speedlites

Being faced with the prospect of using off-camera flash sends many new photographers running for the hills. Learning to use flash effectively can be …

Photography

How Camera Angle Affects Body Shape

Perspective can make a big difference when photographing any subject, but you especially want to be observant when photographing models. Shooting at …

Photography Tips

Learning to See, Part X

The limitations in your photography are in yourself. –Ernst Haas Diagonal lines, as we learned in our entry, are the subliminal connectors that keep …

Picasso Used to Paint With Light

The Guardian’s photo of the day features famous artist Pablo Picasso painting with light. Many people know Picasso much more for his paintings–namely …

Neon Lights – Surreal Landscapes by Barry Underwood

Usually, a landscape photographer is satisfied with the majesty of nature itself. Mountains, forests and lakes often inspire enough awe on their own. …

Speed Up Your Lightroom Editing Using a GamePad Controller

A little while ago, we introduced you to photographer Ed Pingol’s Cullinator, a Mac app that played nice with a PC gaming controller and helped you …

How to Create and Photograph Gorgeous Refractographs

Refractographs are photographs of the beautiful patterns formed when light reflects and refracts through an object. Stunning as they look, you would …

How to Make a Double Exposure

Multiple exposure is a technique that many film photographers discovered by complete accident – either the camera broke and the film didn’t advance, …

Photography

An Introduction to Playing with Ultraviolet Fluorescence in Photographs

Ultraviolet fluorescence is a mechanism in which UV radiation excites chemicals in an object and causes them to release visible light. There are many …