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The Ugly Truth About Fashion Photography

Fashion photography is most probably one of the most desirable fields of photography. We are lured by the prospect of working with the hottest and …

Using Focus Stacking to Shoot Ultra-Sharp Photos of Household Objects

A few months ago, photographer Adam Flor and I embarked on a sweet project. The goal was to shoot items using different colored backgrounds and use …

The Bustle of the Great Urban Landscape As Seen by Photographer Wolfgang Hildebrand

Drawn to the bustle of the great urban landscape, the German photographer Wolfgang Hildebrand sought out some of the largest cities in the world for …

Confessions of an ex gear addict: How buying cameras and lenses made me miserable and lose thousands

I stated pretty innocently with my first camera, and then slowly but surely I became a camera and lens addict, throwing money out of the window. The …

Cameras

Dealing with Panic Attacks During Photo Shoots

This is the story of how I had to deal with a panic attack during a recent three-day photo shoot. Day three… oh day three.<p>With much of the shoot …

A Brief Guide to Buying Secondhand Lenses

One of the biggest pluses to come out of the rapid expansion of photography from a fairly niche pastime to a mainstream high profile activity is the …

Cameras

This is What Robert Capa Meant by This Famous Quote

<b>“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.”</b><p>Today were are starting of a new series of articles based around quotes from famous …

Photographing Human Trafficking in New York

They look no different than anyone else in the rat-race blur of New York’s streets. They hold the same jobs — maids, nannies, janitors — as thousands of others who get paid for their work, sometimes well, usually enough to get by.<p>But the service workers Xyza Bacani has trained her camera on are …

Street Photography in China

For the past 29 years I’ve been traveling to China for my day job as an industrial designer to manage the ramp-up of new products manufactured in …

How to Remove Lens Distortion in Your Photographs With Lightroom

No camera or lens is perfect and quite often you will get a different result in your images to what you remember seeing. Quite often, this is just a …

Did I Just Give My #Permission? Hashtag Consent for Photo Usage is Trending

The <i>New York Times</i> published an article about brands using user generated content (UGC) without explicit permission. When a woman named Shereen Way …

8 Camera Shots and Angles From Cinema That Can Help Improve Your Photos

‘Sallie Gardner at a Gallop’ is sometimes considered to be one of the earliest films ever produced when it was released on June 15th, 1878. …

The Red List Lets You Study the Work of the Greatest Photographers

Photography is an art; by looking upon past examples, we can not only learn to improve our own technique, but also to study and appreciate times …

Recreating an Apple Watch Product Picture

Apple has a distinctive style when it comes to product images promoting its gadgets. After seeing the teaser image for the new Apple Watch, …

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Camera Gear on eBay

Camera gear can be expensive, but one way to work around this issue is to purchase equipment used from online auction websites such as eBay. But it …

Cameras

Half A Century Of Making Photographs: A Conversation With Joel Meyerowitz

<b>All Photographs Copyright Joel Meyerowitz</b><p>Joel Meyerowitz requires little introduction. He is a living legend in street photography. Beginning with his pioneering of color street photography, more accurately color photography in general, Meyerowitz has innovated and trail blazed his way through five …

6 Reasons To Consider Renting Photo Gear

There are several instances where renting gear should be a no-brainer , and yet many photographers are reluctant to do so. Perhaps it’s because they …

5 Business Mistakes Photographers Make All the Time

1. You Buy Equipment Nikon recently released the newest version of their 600mm f/4 lens for a whopping $12,299. That’s almost $3,000 more the last …

Rental Housing

Want Better Photos? Invest in Experiences, NOT Equipment

Greetings, my fellow photo nerds! Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve surely noticed that camera manufacturers constantly come out with …

Photography

‘What You Put in the Frame Determines the Photo’

Here’s an inspiring 5-minute video in which renowned street photographer Joel Meyerowitz talks about his approach and mindset to making …

These Are the Silly Photography Arguments You Want to Avoid

Photography is a peaceful and relaxing, but sometimes solitary, pursuit, yet when photographers meet, whether virtually or in that place they call …

Cameras

Joel Meyerowitz on why he is shooting with a Leica camera

In this video labeled "<i>What you put in the frame determines the photograph</i>" Joel Meyerowitz explains what makes his style of photography different …

Street Photography

Is Your Website Still Mobile Unfriendly?

In May 2015, Google confirmed that mobile searches had exceed desktop searches in 10 countries including the US and Japan. This milestone had been …

Algorithms

How to Be Happy in All Circumstances in Photography

<i>(You can also read this as a Google Doc, or PDF)</i><p>Dear friend,<p>I just finished reading a book by Roman philosopher Epictetus, titled “Of Human Freedom.” …

Street Photography

The Unspoken Reason Why Wedding Photography is So Expensive

Here’s a common complaint: “Why is wedding photography so expensive?”<p>One of the most common complaints about wedding photography is that it’s too …

Why going “retro” can be a good thing in the world of photography

Have a look at the comments in this The Verge article on the Olympus EP-5 when it was released. You’ll find a variety of people bitching about too …

I Made a Super Bowl Commercial with Seven Photos

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would begin 2015 by shooting a Super Bowl commercial. Even further removed from the unlikeliness of shooting …

LensCulture’s 14 Favorite Street Photography Features from 2014 - Photographs and text by LensCulture Editors | LensCulture

Street photography has been a vibrant and dominant form of the medium of photography since its invention. We’ve selected 14 of LensCulture’s most popular street photography features from 2014 to share with you again. This selection takes us from mid-20th century to Instagram and Hipstamatic views …

Street Photography

Portrait Photography: A Basic Guide to Posing

Posing is as integral to portrait photography as the right lens and the right camera angle. A lot of photographers learn this the hard way. If you’re …