Michael Stevens Perez

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25 Most Useful Photography Cheat Sheets – Part1

Here we have collected some very useful Photography Cheat Sheets. I am sure, these diagrams will be very useful for beginners and amateur …

A 3 Step Framework to Reverse Engineering a Photograph You Want to Emulate

You’re familiar with the concept of reverse engineering, aren’t you? Some might think it’s jargon used only by people who do things in laboratories. …

How to Best Utilize the Various Metering Modes in Your Camera

A camera determines exposure by using metering modes. While Matrix metering is typically used and recommended for many settings, Spot and …

16 Organizations that Want to Fund Your Photography Project

<i>Update: Download the free guide 22 Organizations That Want to Fund Your Photo Project for updated 2015 due dates, additional grants, scholarships and</i> …

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How to Very Quickly Skill Up Your Photography With Some Research

Sometimes, as a beginner photographer, you're in a rush to simply produce photographs that don't suck. Fair enough. You want to take photographs of …

How and Why You Should Warm Up Before a Run

Heading out for a run too fast and not warmed up is a recipe for injury.<p>Once we get revved up to run it’s tempting to shoot out the door at top speed. But heading out of the gates at full speed—without a proper warmup—is a recipe for disaster, and injury.<p>If you start out too fast, you run the risk …

“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality."—Alfred Stieglitz  

<i>“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality."—Alfred Stieglitz</i><p>It is one thing to have an idea, and quite another to realize it. The artist Lori Nix sees the world her own way. In fact, she constructs it. These images may look like post-apocalyptic, photoshopped phantasms, but they are each painstakingly and time-consumingly made, with each diorama taking up to 7 months to complete.<p>By shooting these handcrafted sets with an 8 x 10 camera, Nix is able to …

Setting Your Camera for Ultimate Image Quality

Those of you that have recently joined the mass ranks of photographic enthusiasts will, most probably, not have thought too much about the way you …

Extreme Macro Photography

by <b>Johan J Ingles-Le Nobel</b><br>Last updated January 14, 2018<p><b>Extreme-macro.co.uk is a free learning site by macro photographer Johan J. Ingles - Le Nobel</b> …

Photoshop Tutorial: Retouching Shiny Skin

Without a makeup artist at your disposal, even a great portrait can be ruined by shiny skin. So if you’re looking through the results of your most …

These Are the Ways to put the WOW Factor into Your Portraits

Most photographers, at some point in their career, make a decision to begin photographing people. Your decision may be simply to include people in …

3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed. Your camera’s light meter will guide …

Magnum and the Dying Art of Darkroom Printing

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of spending some time with Pablo Inirio, master darkroom printer at Magnum Photos in New York. I was thinking …

Marked Up Photographs Show How Iconic Prints Were Edited in the Darkroom

Want to see what kind of work goes into turning a masterful photograph into an iconic print? Pablo Inirio, the master darkroom printer who works at …

50 Lessons for Stronger Photographs

Professional photographer and best-selling author David duChemin just released a very in-depth educational eBook deemed a “BigBook” at 200 pages in …

10 Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Manipulations of Space Create Mesmerizing Optical Illusions

These colorful optical illusions by photographer Georges Rousse are so mesmerizing! In his work, the Paris-based artist transforms deserted buildings into site-specific artwork. He arranges materials and paints that blend with the architecture, and then documents and presents the work through …

Dreamy Architectural Watercolors by Sunga Park | Colossal

<p>These architectural watercolor studies by Sunga Park seem to drip and fade out of focus like a memory or a dream. The graphic designer and …

New Photography Technique Reflects Themes of Anxiety

<i>Gellage</i> is a series by Czech photographer Michal Macku named after an intricate technique he developed. The term “gellage”–essentially a portmanteau of “collage” and “gelatin”–refers to a process that involves “the transfer of exposed and fixed photographic emulsion onto paper.” Macku's …

Most Popular Articles of August (Top 5)

Is possible to get bigger while maintaining leanness?<p>I think, yes, but it's not easy.<p>This post assumes you are generally eating right, doing …

The Vital Link Between Emotions and Creativity in Photography

I love photography. I love the idea of capturing a moment in time, an event, an abstract scene or just a snippet of life that would otherwise go …

103 Things I’ve Learned About Street Photography

A good photo asks more questions than provides answers 35mm as a focal length is generally ideal for most street photographers. 28mm is too wide …

10 Amazing Light Painting Photographers You Should Start Following Right Now

Light Painting goes as far back as Pablo Picasso, and since the true formation of the medium with pioneers such as Dean Chamberlain, Eric Staller and …