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10 Free Must-Read Street Photography eBooks

<b>Image Copyright Michael Ernest Sweet Courtesy of Brooklyn Arts Press</b><p>Photography books are expensive, really expensive. I've collected dozens and dozens over the years and I kind of feel as though I have tied up a lot of money in books. It's not a bad thing, but I do wonder about the end result. …

Street Photography

Like Oil and Water

“Fox River Derivatives,” by Chicago-based photographer Peter Hoffman, questions our relationship with natural resources. Hoffman told <i>PDN</i> via e-mail, …

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 …

Photographing Actors From 60ft Above a Broadway Stage with the CamRanger

When I first heard of the CamRanger in October of 2012 in New York City at PhotoPlus Expo I was immediately intrigued.<p>I don’t actually own a laptop, …

Pressy: A Universal Android Button That Lets You Shoot & Share Pics in a Snap

There probably aren’t a lot of people out there who would complain that taking pictures on their smartphone is inconvenient. Often, accessing the …

Music Festival Bans Photography, Asks Attendees to do the Enforcing

There have been several stories lately of musicians banning photography and asking fans to keep their cell phones in their pockets and enjoy the …

Lighting Asylum: Take Control of Your Flash

This popular training course is designed to be the ultimate primer on photographic lighting. It’s a topic that many struggle with as proven by the …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Interesting Photo of the Day: Thunderstorms and Wildfires

A wildfire in the hills of Wenatchee, Washington. Firefighters had had a difficult time containing the wildfire, and further concerns were voiced …

Photos

Beauty and Destruction: A Time-Lapse of the Yosemite Rim Fire

If you’ve been following the U.S. Interior Department on Instagram (like we suggested some time ago) you probably saw the 15 second time-lapse clip …

Nikon D5200 vs D7100 - which one is right for you?

Texas’ Improper Photography Law Ruled Unconstitutional by Appeals Court

There’s a legal battle currently raging in the state of Texas that concerns photography. More specifically, it concerns improper photography — …

Civil War Reenactment Photos Taken with Wet Collodion Plate Camera

Photographer Rob Gibson loves to make Civil War reenactment photos. But unlike most of his fellow photographers, Gibson’s decided to shelf the …

Photography

A Travel Tripod that can Also Act as a Light Stand

by Sarah Hipwell. I brought two cameras on a recent vacation to France. My trusty DSLR and my new fab Sony RX100. I don’t normally bring a tripod on …

Sony Cyber-shot

Photographer Reveals Why He Left Digital Behind to Study Alternative Processes

For all intents and purposes, photographer Nick Brandreth was already doing very well as a photographer when he decided to go apprentice at the …

Character Portrait Photography Techniques in Very Low Light

Impressing commercial clients involves scouting out unique locations and working expertly with lighting equipment. Photographers who go the extra …

Photography

Breaking Portrait Photography Rules with a Split Light Pattern

In a prior photo tip article, we started talking about lighting patterns in portrait photography. Today we’ll continue our lighting pattern …

Pierdom by Simon Roberts – review

"Piers provide a walk on the sea without the disadvantage of being seasick," declared the poet of all things quintessentially English, John Betjeman, "and are havens of fresh air and freedom which we can ill afford to lose." Betjeman was one of the founders of the National Piers Society, an …

5 Landscape Photography Tips for Photographing Mountains

After graduating from photography school, I spent a good deal of my twenties photographing the cityscapes of New York. In my thirties, after I …

Landscape Photography

The weekend in pictures

A selection of the best photographs from around the world this weekend

How to Photograph Flowers

I know what you’re thinking. “Flowers? Really? Didn’t he just write about shooting football?” As a matter of fact, I did. I shoot lots of different …

Rumor: Sony to Launch ‘Extraordinary’ E-Mount Camera with a Moving Sensor

No doubt there are both Sony fans and detractors reading this right now. But if there’s one thing even the detractors can’t say about Sony at the …

Brand Licensing and the Nikon Phone

By this point, the crippling blow dealt to compact cameras by the rise of smartphones is old news, but camera manufacturers are now mounting …

100 Clever Digital Photography Ideas [Book Review]

Sometimes you need more than a guide to specifics in using a digital camera for ambitious image making. It is possible to overload your brain with …

Book Reviews

Eric Kim Allowing High-Res Downloads of His Work for Free, Going ‘Open Source’

Street photographer Eric Kim has always believed in the value of ‘open source.’ Usually a term reserved for software and code, open source is a …

Slow Motion Photo Booth Making Waves in the Wedding Photography Industry

At major events such as birthdays, weddings or christenings, it’s fast becoming a staple to come across a photo booth or at least a designated …

Weddings

Interesting Photo of the Day: Dark Spot of Venus Crossing in Front of the Sun

Solar eclipses are a highly-anticipated event by photographers all over the world. Normally, this means watching out for the perfect moment when the …

Astronomy

36 Cool Photography Tuts and Articles That Will Rock Your Week

As another wonderful week passes us by, Toad Hollow Photography has been looking everywhere online for the very best links to tutorials, special …