Bill Smith

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30 Composition Styles for Taking Good Pictures

Ever since I decided to start learning photography, I’ve been looking for a good catalog of composition ideas. Once you figure out the mechanics of …

Tutorials

6 Things The Average Instagrammer Does Better Than Most Marketing Professionals

Your greatest asset might be your fashionista intern.<p>You know the scene:<p>A room full of twenty-somethings, all staring at their phones, scrolling through eighteen different versions of the same picture, obsessively trying to figure out which one to edit and then post to their however-many …

Marketing

AI-Powered App Helps You Colorize Black & White Photos in Seconds

This is amazing. The researchers at UC Berkeley who came up with the automatic colorizer algorithm we first shared back in March, 2016 have released …

UC Berkeley

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet of Social Media Photo & Image Sizes [Infographic]

When you're selecting cover photos, shared images, and other social media assets, knowing the basic image dimensions might not cut it. What if you …

Social Media Marketing

6 Quick Hacks for Increasing Organic Social Media Reach

According to Ogilvy, the organic reach of content published by brands on Facebook is plummeting.<p>In an attempt to make feeds more relevant to their …

The Psychology of Marketing: 18 Ways to Use Social Proof to Boost Your Results

Science plays a key role in marketing, especially the science of psychology.<p>We have written about the 15 psychological principles in marketing and …

Marketing

5 Tricks for Growing Your Audience and Business on LinkedIn

Try these tips to achieve more visibility and engagement to build your thought leadership brand and convert new business.<p>Though social media has become a competition of virality, there are still a few sacred places that can be used for professional growth. Building a strong brand on Twitter and …

Marketing

My thoughts on the X100F

So some six years ago my journey with Fuji cameras started when I was seduced by the sexy looks of the original and still great X100. I loved using …

Sony's A9 is a powerhouse full-frame flagship camera

Sony has just launched its most impressive, and most expensive mirrorless camera yet, the 24.2-megapixel Alpha A9. Equipped with the first ever full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, it's all about speed, not resolution. The pixel count isn't that high compared to the 42.4-megapixel Alpha 7R II, but it …

Sony’s new A9 is so fast it will make you giddy

Full-frame, full steam ahead<p>Last week I got to spend a few hours shooting with the Sony A9. It’s the company’s newest flagship full-frame mirrorless camera, and it’s already made waves for its brawny specs and head-turning speed. I only wrote one note the entire time I was shooting with the A9, …

Cameras

Reclusive Photographer Vivian Maier Is Subject of New Lawsuit Over Sales of Her Work

Art and Law<p>The city, representing the late photographer's estate, claims serious chicanery on the other side.<p>,<p>The life of nanny and secret …

Top 10 Best Fujifilm Lenses Reviewed 2017

Here are the top 10 best Fujifilm X-Mount lenses reviewed by ePHOTOzine. Click on the links below to read the full reviews and find out more about …

Cameras

Move Beyond Your City’s Mobile Photography Clichés

Do you ever find yourself on Instagram skimming through image after image of cityscapes, feeling like they’re all the same? You aren’t alone. So many …

How Our Changing Cities Are Transforming Street Photography

Developers, the threat of terrorism, and smartphones are all challenging the genre.<p>Nick Turpin has been around the block, quite literally. He’s been a practicing street photographer for nearly 30 years. But times have changed–so much so that Turpin now prefers the term “candid public photography” …

How to shoot on iPhone 7 - Photography

The painter in a hurry: Ernst Haas's colour masterpieces – in pictures

The photographer of the Marlboro man turned his lens on a much more mysterious side of America in amazing colour-saturated shots of the US

Art

Camera review: Me and my Rolleicord Vb - by Shawn Mozmode (aka everything you ever wanted to know about a Rolleicord but were afraid to ask) | Articles, Camera Reviews, Reviews

Here’s the wonderful Shawn Mozmode to give us his take on his upright beauty, the Rolleicord Vb.<p>Over to you, Shawn!<p>Me and my Rolleicord Vb – by Shawn …

RolleimetervsGossenmeter

<b>This test was done in daylight. The camera is a Rolleiflex 2.8F type 4 White Face with the Xenotar lens. The Rolleiflex filter correction wheel was</b> …

Excerpts from Time #2: Italy via Rolleiflex 1997 // A visual diary of Italy photographed with a twin lens reflex camera. *Excerpts from Time is an On-going look into the vast photographic archive...

Excerpts from Time #2: Italy via Rolleiflex 1997<p>// A visual diary of Italy photographed with a twin lens reflex camera.<p>*Excerpts from Time is an …

A Guide to the Hasselblad System

When it comes to photography, Hasselblad is one of those legendary names students hear about during history lessons. The name is considered …

Panoramic Morocco: Shooting Travel Photos with the Hasselblad Xpan

A quick trip to Morocco turned into another example of why panoramic travel photography is special. Using his Hasselblad Xpan for most of the shots, …

Photography

Film diaries: A quick introduction to Hasselblad V-series cameras

Since acquiring and shooting with my 501C, a lot of my readers, students and photography friends have been asking for more information about these …

Film review: a first look at FILM FERRANIA P30®Alpha - guest post by Philip Harrison | Articles, Film Reviews, Reviews

<b>EMULSIVE:</b> As film photography practitioners, you’ll hopefully be familiar with the release of FILM Ferrania’s FERRANIA P30®Alpha 35mm black and white …

Photography

Shooting the Milky Way with Leica M10 (Zeiss Distagon 15mm f/2.8 ZM lens for Leica M mount review)

General<p>The widest M rectilinear lens that Leica makes today is the 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar ($2,995) if you don't count the 16-18-21mm f/4 Tri-Elmar-M …

Cameras

Why Do “New” Leica Film Camera Owners Always Seem to Want the M3?

A Leica M3. A Beautiful Camera, No Doubt<p>It’s a question I’m increasingly asking myself. It seems rather predictable these days: prospective first …

Cameras

How to write a cold email that gets a response from even the busiest people

Sending the right cold email could land you your next client, employee, or even job.<p>But, as you probably know from experience, trying to get in touch with someone you've never met, especially if they're quite busy, can be an exercise in futility.<p>Thankfully, though, there are proven tactics that …

Etiquette

Is Google making a pair of over-ear Bluetooth headphones?

As spotted by <i>Liliputing</i>, something odd just showed up over at the FCC: a pair of Google-branded, over-ear, active noise-canceling headphones. They don't look like anything super special, outside of the trademark Google colors surrounding the power button on each ear. Oh, and a letter from Google …

Gear & Gadgets

Need a Portrait Model? Teach a Friend How to Pose Like a Pro with 3 Simple Tips

Everyone loves shooting portraits, but it’s not always easy to find an attractive model who knows how to pose for the camera. The solution is simple: …

Portrait Photography

Quick Tip: How to Balance Strobe and Sun for Dramatic Mid-Day Portraits

The best time to shoot portraits (or almost anything) is golden hour, but it’s not the <i>only</i> time. Grab an ND filter, a strobe, and this tutorial by …

Portrait Photography

The Iconic 1940s Photographer Who Never Wanted to Be Famous

The photographs arrived at The Curator Gallery in a box meant for curator Bill Shapiro, the former editor of <i>Life</i> magazine. When he saw the first few …

Street Photography