Latest in Photography
  • Jess Averbeck
    Published about 22 hours ago
    Antiquity & Strength

    Antiquity & Strength

    When you see an acorn, what does it mean to you? Does it resemble anything? Symbolise anything in your life? Or does it simply have no meaning or consequence at all, and you’d naturally just pass it by?
  • Samantha Parrish
    Published 3 days ago
    My Venture Into Polaroid Photography

    My Venture Into Polaroid Photography

    I originally got a photography camera in order to have a good quality camera for cosplay photos, but I also wanted to go beyond using photography for cosplay and see what unique photos I could do. In 2011, I started testing out my photos before cosplay conventions to test the settings. I was impressed with the outcome of the photos, it had a great quality, but I wasn't satisfied with it. I didn't like the way I captured this moment I saw with my eyes. I wanted to take a photography class to learn how I could improve myself.
  • Josh Adams
    Published 4 days ago
    St Ives Hilltop

    St Ives Hilltop

    I took this shot down in St Ives, a beautiful seaside village on the tip of Cornwall, United Kingdom. A keen photographer I am used to using my Canon or trusty Nikon however on this day I kicked myself to only have had my iPhone X in my pocket. Nonetheless I took plenty of shots that day, the light was dreamy for early March, if a little chilly and surprisingly my little iPhone managed to produce some lovely images including this one. Having walked up a big hill to the side of the beautiful town of St Ives I came to the peak and peered back down to the view below.. hey presto! A beautiful beach scene lay in front of me, already perfectly framed by the hill leading down to the waters edge, the grass rippling in the wind and the golden sand and an almost mediterreanean looking blue sea awaiting me in the background. With virtually nobody else around apart from my loyal canine companion it was a moment of complete surreal serenity. When you are confronted with extreme natural beauty, for me anyway, it made me think about how small we are on the face of the Earth, yet how we become so engulfed in the bubble of our day to day life, trials and tribulations that often we forget to stop and take in the natural wonders that lay around us. It also made me consider how us humans have such an enormous impact on our planet and it's climate. How we all need to do more to protect the Earth, it's air and it's oceans - including the wildlife it sustains. It made me appreciate being alive, even just having the ability to take the fresh sea air deep into my lungs - I felt both very small and also very blessed to be stood there in that moment. It brought back memories of childhood holidays in the UK with my grandparents, which were even along the same stretch of Cornwall coast. What it also made me realise was my old ideas that only the very best cameras could take images worthy of anyone's attention was totally wrong. With the right setting, the right framing, the right light - all you need is that smart phone you carry around all day in your pocket. I used a square frame pre set for those instagram worthy shots, and using in-app settings amped up some of the colour and sharpness of the image..hey presto. Regrettably it is not the most high resolution image having been tweaked but still a lovely image in my opinion nonetheless and looks great on my instagram page! With the worldwide pandemic upon us it has given many people time to reflect, reassess parts of their lives and excitedly make plans for the future be it with family, friends or a loved one. It has been tough at times, but once we all pull through - the place we call home will be duly waiting for us to enjoy its timeless beauty. We must all do whatever we can to help preserve it for our children and their children after that. Post lockdown - I intend to visit some more of Englands natural landscapes and wonders - IPhone firmly in hand whenever I don't have the energy to lug around a tank of a camera or two! Modern technology allows us to instantaneously capture a special memory, a perfect moment in time or just a ruddy good picture! It gives us the immense power of instantly sharing our images, videos and creativity with our friends, our family and the rest of the world beyond.. all with a few effortless swipes and taps!
  • Josh Adams
    Published 4 days ago
    Serene Coastal Beauty In St Ives

    Serene Coastal Beauty In St Ives

    I took this shot down in St Ives, a beautiful seaside village on the tip of Cornwall, United Kingdom. A keen photographer I am used to using my Canon or trusty Nikon however on this day I kicked myself to only have had my iPhone X in my pocket. Nonetheless I took plenty of shots that day, the light was dreamy for early March, if a little chilly and surprisingly my little iPhone managed to produce some lovely images including this one. Having walked up a sand bank that seemed to go on and on for miles I came to the peak and peered over the crest.. hey presto! A beautiful beach scene lay in front of me, already perfectly framed by the sand tracks leading the way to the waters edge, the high floral grasses rippling in the wind and the golden sand and deep blue sea awaiting me in the background. With virtually nobody else around apart from my loyal canine companion it was a moment of complete surreal serenity. When you are confronted with extreme natural beauty, for me anyway, it made me think about how small we are on the face of the Earth, yet how we become so engulfed in the bubble of our day to day life, trials and tribulations that often we forget to stop and take in the natural wonders that lay around us. It also made me consider how us humans have such an enormous impact on our planet and it's climate. How we all need to do more to protect the Earth, it's air and it's oceans - including the wildlife it sustains. It made me appreciate being alive, even just having the ability to take the fresh sea air deep into my lungs - I felt both very small and also very blessed to be stood there in that moment. It brought back memories of childhood holidays in the UK with my grandparents, which were even along the same stretch of Cornwall coast. What it also made me realise was my old ideas that only the very best cameras could take images worthy of anyone's attention was totally wrong. With the right setting, the right framing, the right light - all you need is that smart phone you carry around all day in your pocket. I used a square frame pre set for those instagram worthy shots, and using in-app settings amped up some of the colour and sharpness of the image..hey presto. Regrettably it is not the most high resolution image having been tweaked but still a lovely image in my opinion nonetheless and looks great on my instagram page! With the worldwide pandemic upon us it has given many people time to reflect, reassess parts of their lives and excitedly make plans for the future be it with family, friends or a loved one. It has been tough at times, but once we all pull through - the place we call home will be duly waiting for us to enjoy its timeless beauty. We must all do whatever we can to help preserve it for our children and their children after that. Post lockdown - I intend to visit some more of Englands natural landscapes and wonders - IPhone firmly in hand whenever I don't have the energy to lug around a tank of a camera or two! Modern technology allows us to instantaneously capture a special memory, a perfect moment in time or just a ruddy good picture! It gives us the immense power of instantly sharing our images, videos and creativity with our friends, our family and the rest of the world beyond.. all with a few effortless swipes and taps!
  • TheMillennialsJournal
    Published 5 days ago
    How To Aesthetic Flatlay

    How To Aesthetic Flatlay

    We know that now more than ever Instagram can take more effort than getting a degree! (okay slight exaggeration but you understand). Sometimes the way we showcase posts & ideas makes all the difference. Here is a guide to capturing the right shot & peoples attention!
  • Kenzie Rice
    Published 5 days ago
    A Moment of Clarity

    A Moment of Clarity

    As I write this story, I am brought back to a moment that I remember so fondly. A time when I finally came to the realization that we, as humans, are so small in this immense world. I stood on this boardwalk in September 2016 while studying abroad in Australia, took a look around, and realized how very small I was compared to the vast rainforest that I was in. Only being 21 at the time, I was still naive to many realities of the world. Having moved much of my belongings to Australia, completely on my own, for the next six months, I was quickly awoken to how big our world is. This “awakening” happened through many experiences, but this experience certainly sticks out the most, and will be one that I remember for the rest of my life.
Staff Picks
  • Leigh Loftus
    Published 11 days ago
    Rock Your Cocktail Photos

    Rock Your Cocktail Photos

    Be honest with me for a second… have you ever used your phone to take a picture of your food, with your soul intention being to make your friends jealous #ShotOniPhone… Only to look at that photo and admit to yourself that it looks nothing at all like what’s in front of you, in fact it looks like a total piece of CRAP?!🤷🏼‍♀️
  • Sophia Carey
    Published 2 months ago
    Third Place in Better Days Challenge
    How COVID-19 Has Affected My Photography Practice

    How COVID-19 Has Affected My Photography Practice

    Like most photographers, COVID-19 has had a profound effect on my business and my creative outlet. Of course, jobs are harder to come by, a recession is looming, and there are some jobs I’m just physically unable to take on, but my photography practice has also changed far beyond these inconveniences.
  • Jakayla Toney
    Published 2 months ago
    Phone Photography for New Photographers Starting Out

    Phone Photography for New Photographers Starting Out

    Are you here because you don't have thousands of dollars for camera equipment and you want to take a good photo without spending any money? This article will tell you how you can have an amazing photo shoot with decent images to post online for your Instagram, start-up business, or any social media platform you use. All you need is your phone.
  • Gerard Santiago
    Published 2 months ago
    50 Things Photographers (or Any Artist/Creatives) Can Do During Lockdown

    50 Things Photographers (or Any Artist/Creatives) Can Do During Lockdown

    During these worse times, like the world-spread novel pandemic COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the government implemented so-called social distancing, work-from-home, self-quarantine, shelter-in-place, and lockdown. Any activity to avoid the rapid spreading of the virus. Many photographers, artists, and designers' job offers and projects were canceled or deferred. Some may not be working, maybe furlough, or got laid off during this crisis. It can be a very hard time for everyone. It may be emotional or mentally stressful for us being caged not just for a few days but weeks and, hopefully, not for months.
  • Gabriella
    Published 3 months ago
    We did a FaceTime Photoshoot
  • Christian Johnson
    Published 3 months ago
    Sam Keller: Empowering Women Through The Lens

    Sam Keller: Empowering Women Through The Lens

    Sam and I met on a nature walk with friends in Boulder, Colorado by Lake Wonderland in the spring of 2014. She was shooting with a Yashica 124G using infrared film. We bonded over cameras and each other's photos on Instagram. Sam always has her style and aesthetic on point. She has become such an amazing photographer and powerful business woman, capturing stunning images of strong women. We reconnected last year when she moved to NYC and have since worked together on awesome projects, including the latest one she brought me into with Milk XYZ. Sam took photos and I made a behind the scenes video.
Art
  • Jamie Tobin
    Published 6 days ago
    Tranquility

    Tranquility

    I have always loved the skyline in Colorado during sunset hours, especially since being single. Trying to capture the beauty around me has been something that made me want to initially be a photographer. This was one of the first images I took that inspired me and made me feel like I could take beautiful photos. It also pushed me to want to become a better photographer.
  • Annita
    Published 11 days ago
    Dandelion Side Effect

    Dandelion Side Effect

    Dandelion Side Effect
  • Arlene Blakeman
    Published 12 days ago
    Stunning Picture Framing Ideas for Office Interior Design

    Stunning Picture Framing Ideas for Office Interior Design

    Many of us today are working professionals who spend hours of our day at the office in our cubicle. It feels good to have your cubicle as it gives you privacy from your coworkers and makes you more focused on your work. However, after some time, you may get bored of seeing the blank neutral fabric on the cubicle walls, which is so simple and standard. It may make you think to give it a statement adding some things which showcase your personality by putting personal items. You can hang anything in your cubicle to add freshness and energy to your cubicle, and you can do this by adding specially designed stunning picture frames for office cubicles and your office.
Camera
  • Josh Adams
    Published 4 days ago
    St Ives Hilltop

    St Ives Hilltop

    I took this shot down in St Ives, a beautiful seaside village on the tip of Cornwall, United Kingdom. A keen photographer I am used to using my Canon or trusty Nikon however on this day I kicked myself to only have had my iPhone X in my pocket. Nonetheless I took plenty of shots that day, the light was dreamy for early March, if a little chilly and surprisingly my little iPhone managed to produce some lovely images including this one. Having walked up a big hill to the side of the beautiful town of St Ives I came to the peak and peered back down to the view below.. hey presto! A beautiful beach scene lay in front of me, already perfectly framed by the hill leading down to the waters edge, the grass rippling in the wind and the golden sand and an almost mediterreanean looking blue sea awaiting me in the background. With virtually nobody else around apart from my loyal canine companion it was a moment of complete surreal serenity. When you are confronted with extreme natural beauty, for me anyway, it made me think about how small we are on the face of the Earth, yet how we become so engulfed in the bubble of our day to day life, trials and tribulations that often we forget to stop and take in the natural wonders that lay around us. It also made me consider how us humans have such an enormous impact on our planet and it's climate. How we all need to do more to protect the Earth, it's air and it's oceans - including the wildlife it sustains. It made me appreciate being alive, even just having the ability to take the fresh sea air deep into my lungs - I felt both very small and also very blessed to be stood there in that moment. It brought back memories of childhood holidays in the UK with my grandparents, which were even along the same stretch of Cornwall coast. What it also made me realise was my old ideas that only the very best cameras could take images worthy of anyone's attention was totally wrong. With the right setting, the right framing, the right light - all you need is that smart phone you carry around all day in your pocket. I used a square frame pre set for those instagram worthy shots, and using in-app settings amped up some of the colour and sharpness of the image..hey presto. Regrettably it is not the most high resolution image having been tweaked but still a lovely image in my opinion nonetheless and looks great on my instagram page! With the worldwide pandemic upon us it has given many people time to reflect, reassess parts of their lives and excitedly make plans for the future be it with family, friends or a loved one. It has been tough at times, but once we all pull through - the place we call home will be duly waiting for us to enjoy its timeless beauty. We must all do whatever we can to help preserve it for our children and their children after that. Post lockdown - I intend to visit some more of Englands natural landscapes and wonders - IPhone firmly in hand whenever I don't have the energy to lug around a tank of a camera or two! Modern technology allows us to instantaneously capture a special memory, a perfect moment in time or just a ruddy good picture! It gives us the immense power of instantly sharing our images, videos and creativity with our friends, our family and the rest of the world beyond.. all with a few effortless swipes and taps!
  • Josh Adams
    Published 4 days ago
    Serene Coastal Beauty In St Ives

    Serene Coastal Beauty In St Ives

    I took this shot down in St Ives, a beautiful seaside village on the tip of Cornwall, United Kingdom. A keen photographer I am used to using my Canon or trusty Nikon however on this day I kicked myself to only have had my iPhone X in my pocket. Nonetheless I took plenty of shots that day, the light was dreamy for early March, if a little chilly and surprisingly my little iPhone managed to produce some lovely images including this one. Having walked up a sand bank that seemed to go on and on for miles I came to the peak and peered over the crest.. hey presto! A beautiful beach scene lay in front of me, already perfectly framed by the sand tracks leading the way to the waters edge, the high floral grasses rippling in the wind and the golden sand and deep blue sea awaiting me in the background. With virtually nobody else around apart from my loyal canine companion it was a moment of complete surreal serenity. When you are confronted with extreme natural beauty, for me anyway, it made me think about how small we are on the face of the Earth, yet how we become so engulfed in the bubble of our day to day life, trials and tribulations that often we forget to stop and take in the natural wonders that lay around us. It also made me consider how us humans have such an enormous impact on our planet and it's climate. How we all need to do more to protect the Earth, it's air and it's oceans - including the wildlife it sustains. It made me appreciate being alive, even just having the ability to take the fresh sea air deep into my lungs - I felt both very small and also very blessed to be stood there in that moment. It brought back memories of childhood holidays in the UK with my grandparents, which were even along the same stretch of Cornwall coast. What it also made me realise was my old ideas that only the very best cameras could take images worthy of anyone's attention was totally wrong. With the right setting, the right framing, the right light - all you need is that smart phone you carry around all day in your pocket. I used a square frame pre set for those instagram worthy shots, and using in-app settings amped up some of the colour and sharpness of the image..hey presto. Regrettably it is not the most high resolution image having been tweaked but still a lovely image in my opinion nonetheless and looks great on my instagram page! With the worldwide pandemic upon us it has given many people time to reflect, reassess parts of their lives and excitedly make plans for the future be it with family, friends or a loved one. It has been tough at times, but once we all pull through - the place we call home will be duly waiting for us to enjoy its timeless beauty. We must all do whatever we can to help preserve it for our children and their children after that. Post lockdown - I intend to visit some more of Englands natural landscapes and wonders - IPhone firmly in hand whenever I don't have the energy to lug around a tank of a camera or two! Modern technology allows us to instantaneously capture a special memory, a perfect moment in time or just a ruddy good picture! It gives us the immense power of instantly sharing our images, videos and creativity with our friends, our family and the rest of the world beyond.. all with a few effortless swipes and taps!
  • Kenzie Rice
    Published 5 days ago
    A Moment of Clarity

    A Moment of Clarity

    As I write this story, I am brought back to a moment that I remember so fondly. A time when I finally came to the realization that we, as humans, are so small in this immense world. I stood on this boardwalk in September 2016 while studying abroad in Australia, took a look around, and realized how very small I was compared to the vast rainforest that I was in. Only being 21 at the time, I was still naive to many realities of the world. Having moved much of my belongings to Australia, completely on my own, for the next six months, I was quickly awoken to how big our world is. This “awakening” happened through many experiences, but this experience certainly sticks out the most, and will be one that I remember for the rest of my life.
Career
  • Jess Averbeck
    Published about 22 hours ago
    Antiquity & Strength

    Antiquity & Strength

    When you see an acorn, what does it mean to you? Does it resemble anything? Symbolise anything in your life? Or does it simply have no meaning or consequence at all, and you’d naturally just pass it by?
  • Rijan Hamidovic
    Published 6 days ago
    My own therapy

    My own therapy

    I am a photographer, I use photography to fulfil my life, it's my dream. I do a lot of portrait photography and work with models, but one of my favourites is being outdoors and exploring.
  • Julie Ayotte
    Published 11 days ago
    Butterflies

    Butterflies

    "Many photographers think they are photographing nature when they are only caricaturing her." quoted by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Editing
  • stephanie borges
    Published 5 days ago
    What a view

    What a view

    When you think of summer, what is the first thing that pops in your head? For me, it’s the beach. Luckily I live close to it. I can walk to the beach; it is only eight blocks from my home. It has been almost a month in a half since I had seen the beach. So, I want to talk about the photo that I took when I went for a walk with my husband, Ian, and my mom. On a Sunday afternoon, the beach was crowded with people and their pets. My husband and my mother were getting ready to head home when I saw “The Huntington Beach Pier” from the parking lot. It was such a beautiful site, almost as if I hadn’t seen “The Huntington Beach Pier” in years. I knew right there. I had to take a photo.
  • Julia Alfred
    Published 12 days ago
    The Tree Graveyard

    The Tree Graveyard

    It was a Sunday afternoon and Maggie, our 5 years old German Shepherd, was anxious for her walk. We decided on the dog park at Bruce Pit to allow her some freedom as these parks allow pets to be unleashed all at the owner's discretion of course. The sky did not look favourable upon our arrival but we decided to take the trail for Maggie's sake. She bounded away and we followed. I have not visited this trail in quite some time so when I came across this scene I was stopped in my tracks. My partner did not realize that I was no longer beside him until some few yards away when I saw him in my periphery looking back at me.
  • Fabiola Ruiz
    Published 14 days ago
    Escape to Tahoe

    Escape to Tahoe

    It was a cold winter day, the month was February of 2016 in South Lake Tahoe and it was my first time ever visiting. During the road trip to Tahoe there was snow everywhere making it feel like a winter wonderland. Me and my family had just gotten back from snowboarding and we were on our way to check in to our hotel room which was right in front of the beach. Whenever I go to any beach my main focus and instinct is to walk toward the crashing waves to touch the water. I was walking on the icy sand heading toward the water without even looking at my surroundings. I felt the water with my bare hands and yes it was cold. I then stood up and took a deep breath of the cold fresh air. I turned to my left and just stood there in disbelief and in awe. The view of the mountains straight ahead, the lake on my right, the icy sand on the left, and the sun shining down from the top left corner took my breath away and it immediately took away the numbness from my cold wet fingers. The feeling of every natural element surrounding my entire body gave me a sense of peace and tranquility. I took out my cell phone (Motorola Droid Turbo) to take a picture of the incredible view. All it took was one shot and done. In moments like this I like to take one picture and then immediately put my phone away to really appreciate the views and be in the moment.
How To
  • TheMillennialsJournal
    Published 5 days ago
    How To Aesthetic Flatlay

    How To Aesthetic Flatlay

    We know that now more than ever Instagram can take more effort than getting a degree! (okay slight exaggeration but you understand). Sometimes the way we showcase posts & ideas makes all the difference. Here is a guide to capturing the right shot & peoples attention!
  • Glavind Strachan
    Published 6 days ago
    Finding Space

    Finding Space

    Back in May, just as they were relaxing the restrictions for visiting our National Parks, I decided to take a trip to one of my favourite parts of Dartmoor.
  • Leigh Loftus
    Published 11 days ago
    Rock Your Cocktail Photos

    Rock Your Cocktail Photos

    Be honest with me for a second… have you ever used your phone to take a picture of your food, with your soul intention being to make your friends jealous #ShotOniPhone… Only to look at that photo and admit to yourself that it looks nothing at all like what’s in front of you, in fact it looks like a total piece of CRAP?!🤷🏼‍♀️
Product Review
  • David Sornberger
    Published 6 months ago
    Luminar 4.1.0 Update

    Luminar 4.1.0 Update

    Skylum recently released Luminar 4.1, complete with several additional features, performance improvements to make workflow easier and to allow for more control in its AI-powered machine-learning tools. Released a month after its initial launch, the Luminar 4.1 update includes updates to AI Sky Replacement, the Erase tool, Portrait Enhancer and more.
  • Patty McDaniels
    Published 7 months ago
    What Does an LED Ring Light Do for Photography

    What Does an LED Ring Light Do for Photography

    It's hard to take a decent close-up photo without tinkering with lighting in a skillful way. Erratic lighting casts harsh shadows, distorts contours, and increases glare. Fortunately, there's no shortage of tools that help manipulate lighting.
  • Joyce Dowridge
    Published 10 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.