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Want to Become a Professional Photographer? Here Are 7 Steps You Need to Take to Go Pro

Do you want to become a professional photographer? Going pro is one of the biggest leaps a serious photographer can make and we’re happy to provide …

Photography

The 10 Commandments of Portrait Photography

Call me cranky, but I don’t like the latest photography trends. I love simple, classic portraiture, and I admire legendary photographers like Richard …

Photography

Why I Use Getty Images to Sell My Photos

By doing a quick calculation, my photos make up 0.002% of the still images available on GettyImages.com. Which means I have 1,600 photos for sale out …

Here Is a Beginner's Guide to Strength Training

You should be well-acquainted with weight training principles and practices and have at least three to six months of conditioning under your belt, …

How to Choose Flattering Light for Your Client

When a client hands a portrait photographer their hard-earned money, they want to see a photograph of themselves they feel great about. Light is a …

How to Give a Constructive Critique in Photography

Cindy sniffing cherry blossoms. Uji / Kyoto, 2018Dear friend,In order to become a better photographer, learn how to be a better constructive …

Street Photography

How do we make sure that practice makes perfect?

In many subjects, we assess the final performance of pupils through an extended piece of writing, which can be complex and challenging. How do pupils …

Photo Basics: Here’s How Shutter Speed, Aperture, & ISO Interact to Create a Perfect Exposure (VIDEO)

Good photographs begin by understanding the principles of light, and knowing how to manipulate camera settings to arrive at a correct exposure. In …

Shutter Speed

Photography Tutorials For Beginners: Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, & Light

In upcoming days, we are going to share interesting Video Tutorials for beginners in photography. Here is the first video, clearly explained about …

You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

Don’t Call Yourself a Photographer If You Still Make These 5 Beginner Mistakes (VIDEO)

We’re really not trying to be mean here, but seriously folks, if you’re still making the five beginner mistakes in the video below it’s time to clean …

Photography

How my school takes the stress off teachers

My school has found ways to reduce the workload burden on teachers – while also helping us become more effective in the classroom<p>We all know that stress is a problem in teaching, with workloads and other pressures affecting the health of many across the UK. But I’ve experienced a variety of …

Teaching

Secret Teacher: when did I become a social worker for vulnerable parents?

Those working in the education profession, or associated with it, know that teachers have always had to wear many hats. It’s not uncommon for us to be surrogate parents, social workers, counsellors and advisers to those we teach.<p>The drive to get children out of foster care and into boarding …

Education

A Massive 30-Part Guide to Retouching Photos in Photoshop

Want a crash course in retouching photos in Photoshop? Here’s a 4-part video series that clocks in at 4.5 hours in total, making it a very …

9 Life Lessons from Aesop’s Fables

From Aesop Fables, some personal notes for myself:<p>1. Choose definite gains over uncertain (future) gains:<p>A Fisherman who lived on the produce of his …

40 Philosophy Tips For Living Everyday Life

Practical philosophical tips on living:<p>1. What are ethics?<p>Ethics: a code of values which guide your choice and actions in your life.<p>Ethics— they will …

Street Photography

This Animation is a Simple Lesson on Aperture in Photography

If you’re just starting out in photography (or know someone who is), here’s a simple 5-minute animation that provides a crash course on the subject …

The complete LED lighting kit you can get for $150

If you’re looking for a lighting setup to build on a budget, Caleb Pike from DSLR Video Shooter has a useful video for you. In his latest tutorial, …

How to Create a Cinematic Portrait Look with Capture One

Cold and moody processing is quite trendy lately. As I’ve been watching a lot of movies and cinematography tutorials, I began mimicking that …

Tutorials

Shoot this Photo

Impressive Portraits of Dancers and Acrobats by Tio Von Hale

<b>Tio Von Hale</b> is a talented photographer, designer and visual artist from Los Angeles, California who specializes in portraits of dancers and …

It’s time for a real revolution in Britain’s schools

A different world is emerging around our children<p>‘Imagine a world where you are enclosed by war, not knowing if you are going to die tomorrow or tonight, or maybe even in an hour. Living in a world of fear. Hearing gunshots and shelling day and night, hoping that you won’t be the one to get hit. …

Education

70 Street Photography Tips For Beginners by Eric Kim

I also recommend trying to master the art of “small-talk.”<p>We often frown down on “small-talk” because it feels shallow and superficial. However I …

Street Photography

Here’s a Cheap DIY Tabletop “Photo Studio” That’s Great for Macro and Product Photography

For those of us who don’t have our own photo studios, tabletop photography often involves waiting for a bright overcast day and shooting outdoors …

Harvard's complete photography course is now available for free online [updated]

If your resolution for 2017 is to take better photographs than your current blurry, badly composed effort, you’ll want to check out this free MOOC from Harvard University –the school where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates cut their teeth.<p>ALISON – one of the many repositories of online learning …

Online Education

Things Photographers Say And What They Really Mean

Take the following with a grain of salt, it’s meant to be more fun than anything. Obviously there is no way to know what...

Salt

Best Photography Equipment for Bloggers

Being a lifestyle blogger for nearly a decade means I have had a camera in my hand for a long time. Over the years, I’ve come to realize that …

Cottages

Core Muscle Strength and Stability Test

How can you know how strong your core muscles are and whether you are improving with training? There are many exercises and movement patterns …

Learn How to Do Bruce Lee's Dragon Flag Advanced Core Exercise

One of the most advanced core exercises you can do is credited to the martial arts master, Bruce Lee. Called the dragon flag, this extremely …

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Photography

Garden Grove, 2016 #cindyprojectDear friend,I wanted to write you this book on how to take better photos. I know you started off with your iPhone, …

Cameras