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  • Casey Keller
    Published a day 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.
  • Justin Clark
    Published 6 days 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!
  • Nicholas
    Published 10 days ago
    A Beginner's Guide to Choosing Your First Camera

    A Beginner's Guide to Choosing Your First Camera

    This is a guide for absolute beginners looking to purchase their first camera. I will share my experience in deciding on my first camera, and why it was a great choice.
  • Casey Keller
    Published 10 days ago
    Into the Wild

    Into the Wild

    Our cameras have four main shooting modes: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. But the question that most students I mentor always ask is which priority should I shoot in, especially if it's like an eagle that's soaring above tree tops?
  • Harrison Galgut
    Published 12 days 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 13 days 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.
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  • Harrison Galgut
    Published 12 days 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 13 days 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 about a month 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.
  • Gillian May
    Published about a month ago
    Five Tips for Taking Stunning Portrait Photos

    Five Tips for Taking Stunning Portrait Photos

    Do you want to make stunning portrait photos that really stand out from the rest? Have you seen portraits that really have an impact and wonder how you can do the same?
  • LJ Chaplin
    Published about a month ago
    LJ: The Aperture Amateur

    LJ: The Aperture Amateur

    Everybody has a passion in life that brings them copious amounts of joy. We all seek to have an aesthetic that we'd love to develop and mould in order to create something beautiful on a daily basis. For me, especially as of late, has been photography. Having a best friend who lives and breathes her photography inspired me to pursue and nurture my love for it.
  • Romon Yang
    Published 2 months ago
    Just Me and My Camera

    Just Me and My Camera

    I've always been a creative/arty kid since high school, but I just wasn't able to find a medium that really resonated with me in terms of how I wanted to express myself as a creator/artist. Throughout the years, my practice ranged from pencil, charcoal, and pastel drawings to acrylic, water-colour, and oil paintings, none of which seemed to work as well as I hoped. Sure they were beautiful in their own ways, however there was a personal connection with the media that was lacking.
Art
  • Casey Keller
    Published a day 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.
  • Justin Clark
    Published 20 days ago
    Introduction - @Just.in_frame
  • Rijan Hamidovic
    Published 28 days ago
    Change

    Change

    I started my day packing up my things, It was Sunday and I was ready to go back to work, drive back from Sydney to Canberra.
Camera
  • Justin Clark
    Published 6 days 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!
  • Nicholas
    Published 10 days ago
    A Beginner's Guide to Choosing Your First Camera

    A Beginner's Guide to Choosing Your First Camera

    This is a guide for absolute beginners looking to purchase their first camera. I will share my experience in deciding on my first camera, and why it was a great choice.
  • Casey Keller
    Published 10 days ago
    Into the Wild

    Into the Wild

    Our cameras have four main shooting modes: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. But the question that most students I mentor always ask is which priority should I shoot in, especially if it's like an eagle that's soaring above tree tops?
Career
Editing
  • Kadeem Hosein
    Published 23 days 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 5 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
  • Justin Clark
    Published 13 days 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.
  • Betty Gibbs
    Published 23 days ago
    How to Professionally Photo-Shoot Your Jewelry at Home

    How to Professionally Photo-Shoot Your Jewelry at Home

    When it comes to photographing jewelry or other small objects, it's very important to control some basic aspects in the matter of photography: careful lighting that helps to enhance and make details stand out to the eye; taking care of the composition so that the object doesn't look deformed and putting some hard work on the focus to have the maximum sharpness.
  • Sarah Trmmr
    Published 24 days ago
    Creative Blocks

    Creative Blocks

    If you've ever asked yourself just one of these questions, you're one of those creative minds who have experienced this phenomenon firsthand. It's about creative blocks.
Product Review
  • Joyce Dowridge
    Published 24 days 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 27 days 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 6 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.