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  • Harrison Galgut
    Published 4 days ago
    Getting Great Holiday Shots

    Getting Great Holiday Shots

    Dear Holiday Slideshows,
  • Iron Mike Photographer
    Published 8 days ago
    Art Nude Photographer

    Art Nude Photographer

    So I’m having a really hard time finding a forum for my work.
  • Justin Clark
    Published 12 days ago
    The Exposure Triangle—A Guide to Getting off Auto

    The Exposure Triangle—A Guide to Getting off Auto

    Welcome back everyone! For the past few weeks we've gone over the components of the exposure triangle; shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. This week we will be discussing the tips, techniques, and mindset to combine these elements to give you greater control over your photography and to help bridge the gap between the shot we've got, and the shot we want.
  • Sara Robards
    Published 13 days ago
    The Best Cameras for Bloggers

    The Best Cameras for Bloggers

    Want to make it in the competitive world of social media and blogging? We all know that to be a successful blogger, you have to be able to take high quality images. Great quality pictures really capture the attention of readers and viewers far better than any slogan or headline and marketers consider images as the most important content type. As a blogger or influencer, you become your own marketing team, with the purpose of attracting people to your page, and therefore you have to think like a marketer too. If you want to capitalise on those clicks and ensure people engage with your feed, pictures really do have to be your first priority. Who wants to read about your outfit of the day if all they can see is a grainy image of your look? Curating a popular blog or Instagram feed is really all about inspiring people and telling a story and in the attention economy, where everyone is vying for the attention of readers and consumers, photography is everything. What’s more, the right camera will make capturing stunning images that sell your content to readers even easier. Here are some of the best cameras for bloggers on the market right now.
  • Richard Clayton
    Published 14 days ago
    Why Are Photo Booths So Popular?

    Why Are Photo Booths So Popular?

    In an age where everyone with a smartphone can take pictures of anything, anywhere, anytime, you’d think photo booths would be an antiquated novelty. After all, they’ve been around since the 1920s when the first coin-operated camera kiosk debuted in Manhattan, developing portraits in eight minutes for the princely sum of 25 cents. Yet photo booths are still here and they’re still as popular as ever.
  • Fabien Butazzi
    Published 16 days ago
    Trust Your (Photographic) Gut Feelings

    Trust Your (Photographic) Gut Feelings

    Since I returned from beautiful Georgia (the country), the weather in London had been pretty grim and depressing. It rained almost every day and it was generally cold and grey most of the time.
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  • Harrison Galgut
    Published 4 days ago
    Getting Great Holiday Shots

    Getting Great Holiday Shots

    Dear Holiday Slideshows,
  • Justin Clark
    Published 12 days ago
    The Exposure Triangle—A Guide to Getting off Auto

    The Exposure Triangle—A Guide to Getting off Auto

    Welcome back everyone! For the past few weeks we've gone over the components of the exposure triangle; shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. This week we will be discussing the tips, techniques, and mindset to combine these elements to give you greater control over your photography and to help bridge the gap between the shot we've got, and the shot we want.
  • Justin Clark
    Published 20 days ago
    ISO—Same, Same, But Different

    ISO—Same, Same, But Different

    Welcome back to another blog! This week we're going over another component of our exposure triangle, ISO. ISO is an interesting concept; it's just as important as our other components, while at the same time it doesn't matter quite as much unless we're in the nitty-gritty's of it (in digital photography). Let's explore the basics and look at why understanding ISO and its subtle differences are important, not just for the shot we're trying to take, but also if we're looking to upgrade digital camera bodies. This blog is less aimed at what exposures are needed for what environments of shooting, but more to challenge incorrectly held beliefs on how ISO operates, and to hopefully provide you with a hunger to research ISO more. I will cover ISO from a more scientific perspective in the future, but for today let's look at why common belief is wrong.
  • Harrison Galgut
    Published about a month ago
    Is Auto-Exposure Good?

    Is Auto-Exposure Good?

    That is quite a bold statement to make. Especially with the capabilities of RAW files. However, for the moment I am going to ignore RAW files (I will speak about them later on in this article). We all know of photographers from years gone by who didn't have auto exposure and took phenomenal images on film. To name a few: Fan Ho, Don McCullin, Ira Block, Annie Leibovitz, and Steve McCurry. They are in no particular order, but they all started shooting without digital cameras, and without auto-exposure. All their most distinctive shots have been taken without auto-exposure and on film.
  • Justin Clark
    Published about a month ago
    Why You Shouldn't Ask "What Settings Did You Use" as a Budding Photographer

    Why You Shouldn't Ask "What Settings Did You Use" as a Budding Photographer

    Disclaimer: This article is a thinking exercise, it doesn't offer much for technical advancement, but more for a philosophical metacognitive advancement.
  • Mark Sorace
    Published 2 months ago
    My Ten Dollar Camera

    My Ten Dollar Camera

    Taking photographs has been a hobby of mine for over a decade and I am only 18. Clearly photography has evolved from a hobby of mine to a passion in that time. I began shooting with anything that had a camera whether that be my parents' cell phones or even my Nintendo DS. I moved onto taking photos with my iPod Touch when I wanted an upgrade. Within a few years I had a Sony Cybershot because it was my chance to take photographs on a device meant to take photographs. When I saved enough money, I then purchased a Nikon D3200 and thought I was a professional all of a sudden. Around this time I was also beginning to take photos on my first iPhone. By the time I was 16 my Nikon broke where the lens attaches to the body, so I had to save for and purchase a new one. This time I switched to Canon, and purchased a Rebel T6i. Since then, I have not purchased another digital camera, unless you consider iPhone upgrades.
Art
  • Fabien Butazzi
    Published 16 days ago
    Trust Your (Photographic) Gut Feelings

    Trust Your (Photographic) Gut Feelings

    Since I returned from beautiful Georgia (the country), the weather in London had been pretty grim and depressing. It rained almost every day and it was generally cold and grey most of the time.
  • Elias Delaca
    Published 23 days ago
    Truth or Art: Integrity in the Portrayal of Culture Discussed in Katie Ives’s "Sharp End"

    Truth or Art: Integrity in the Portrayal of Culture Discussed in Katie Ives’s "Sharp End"

    The works of authors depicting the first ascent of the tallest peak in the world in the early 1900s “reflect[ed] dreams of hidden other worlds or vertical wastelands." After all, these writers were storytellers, seeking a story that would captivate worldly audiences. They did not lie, nor transcribe the events in a malicious manner, but their search for the twist that would set their story apart from the rest left a hole in the truth. In the essay “Sharp End,” published in the magazine The Alpinist, Katie Ives follows Tibetan local and author of We Tibetans, Lhamo, and with the accompaniment of Ethan Welty’s photography, illustrates the tradeoff between an honest portrait of foreign culture for a more interesting story.
  • Casey Keller
    Published about a month ago
    When You Want to Be Social but You're Not Even in the Game

    When You Want to Be Social but You're Not Even in the Game

    When our photos have the ability to travel far and wide, and reach people in the middle of nowhere, we think of success, thanks to social media outlets like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram; the list goes on. We change people's hearts and minds in an instant, because of our worthy attempts to be an outstanding photographer, capturing beauty, innocence, peace, the laugh of a child.
Camera
  • Sara Robards
    Published 13 days ago
    The Best Cameras for Bloggers

    The Best Cameras for Bloggers

    Want to make it in the competitive world of social media and blogging? We all know that to be a successful blogger, you have to be able to take high quality images. Great quality pictures really capture the attention of readers and viewers far better than any slogan or headline and marketers consider images as the most important content type. As a blogger or influencer, you become your own marketing team, with the purpose of attracting people to your page, and therefore you have to think like a marketer too. If you want to capitalise on those clicks and ensure people engage with your feed, pictures really do have to be your first priority. Who wants to read about your outfit of the day if all they can see is a grainy image of your look? Curating a popular blog or Instagram feed is really all about inspiring people and telling a story and in the attention economy, where everyone is vying for the attention of readers and consumers, photography is everything. What’s more, the right camera will make capturing stunning images that sell your content to readers even easier. Here are some of the best cameras for bloggers on the market right now.
  • Richard Clayton
    Published 14 days ago
    Why Are Photo Booths So Popular?

    Why Are Photo Booths So Popular?

    In an age where everyone with a smartphone can take pictures of anything, anywhere, anytime, you’d think photo booths would be an antiquated novelty. After all, they’ve been around since the 1920s when the first coin-operated camera kiosk debuted in Manhattan, developing portraits in eight minutes for the princely sum of 25 cents. Yet photo booths are still here and they’re still as popular as ever.
  • Justin Clark
    Published about a month ago
    Shutter Speed - Controlling Time with Photography Settings

    Shutter Speed - Controlling Time with Photography Settings

    How's it going everyone?! Welcome back to another blog if you're a repeat offender, or welcome for your first if you're new!
Career
Editing
  • Kadeem Hosein
    Published 2 months ago
    Expose Yourself: Tips for Pretend Photographers

    Expose Yourself: Tips for Pretend Photographers

    Over the past five years I’ve developed a love for photography. I may not take as many pictures as I would like to, and fewer yet end up online, but those that I do post I am quite proud of.
  • Taylor Sims
    Published 6 months ago
    VSCO | Shot on iPhone

    VSCO | Shot on iPhone

    Shot on iPhone has become a “thing” on social media and with mobile photography, so I figured i’d take a shot (pun intended). Luckily I have the iPhone XS Max, which captures amazing photos, especially with portrait mode activated. I wrapped up a photoshoot with Nicole, a fashion blogger from Leesburg, VA, and thought it would be a good idea to capture some photos on the iPhone too. Below are a few shots I took of her on the iPhone XS Max. This is no way a review on the app at all, but just a big high five really. I have so much fun creating on it, and wanted to share some of my thoughts.
  • Sean Reis
    Published 6 months ago
    The 10 Best Tools for Editing Photos

    The 10 Best Tools for Editing Photos

    Photography, as an art form, has seen many evolutions over the years. Far from the days of splicing film reels together, we've now entered an era of photo editing with such advanced tools that the possibilities are truly endless—almost too far in respects to Adobe Photoshop, my Photojournalism Professor would argue. While a part of me may have to agree with his "too far" sentiment, I must also admit that another part of me can only marvel in the endless special effects that we have at our disposal.
How To
Product Review
  • Joyce Dowridge
    Published 2 months ago
    My New Little Polaroid Camera

    My New Little Polaroid Camera

    So, I don't know if you remember the original Polaroid camera from back in the day? (See below). I was excited when I found they had brought it back and made it cuter than ever! As you can see from the original, it wasn't that exciting to look at, but it was an exciting new technology (for that time), whereas you could take a picture and have it appear right away, and after about a minute, it developed on its own and you were able to have your pictures right away! But Polaroid went away and we didn't see it for years.
  • Mark Sorace
    Published 2 months ago
    iPhone 11 Pro Max Camera Test

    iPhone 11 Pro Max Camera Test

    The new iPhones were unveiled on September 10th and are already in the hands of consumers just ten days later. The phones have been redesigned with a stunning new frosted glass back, the most durable glass on a smartphone ever, spatial audio stereo speakers, and built with the new A13 Bionic chip to speed up virtually everything you do on your iPhone. There are so many other features to talk about, but what everyone wants to know about is the camera system. The iPhone 11 Pro is equipped with a wide angle lens, standard lens, and a telephoto lens. These cameras team up to perform as the best cameras on a smartphone, ever.
  • Wendy Knight
    Published 7 months ago
    10 Amazing Photobooks That Will Inspire You to Become a Better Photographer

    10 Amazing Photobooks That Will Inspire You to Become a Better Photographer

    They say your first 1,000 photographs are your worst; a sentiment meant to humble you, but one also meant to remind you to keep the mindset of a student. When it comes to the art of photography, there is always more to learn, more to see, and more to capture. Becoming a photographer, or even using photography as a mode of self-expression, requires commitment to your craft, commitment to a student's mindset, and, most importantly, work. You have to work to improve your skills, to experiment with new techniques and new ideas, and you have to keep yourself inspired and motivated along the way. That's why many photographers turn to books for a little know-how from time to time, and why they can help you find your way, too. The amazing photobooks that will inspire you to become a better photographer out there will give you a new lens onto what your craft entails, and how to pursue new angles to capture the world as you see it.