Latest in Photography
  • Raelen VanDuzer
    Published 21 minutes ago
    Story Through the Lens

    Story Through the Lens

    [Foreword: this is an article I wrote in my senior year of high school. The advice is solid, but the images really aren't, so I look back with a heaping measure of irony and invite you to have a good laugh with me. Do as I said - not as I did!]
  • Raelen VanDuzer
    Published 21 minutes ago
    The Photographer's Perspective

    The Photographer's Perspective

    Imagine we’re taking a stroll with our cameras and pass a construction site. Typically, photographers aren’t interested in construction, but this particular build catches our eye because of a certain photogenic object in the middle of all the silent machines and piles of dirt: a rusty old truck. It’s adorable. Its surroundings are anything but adorable. Weeds and even turkeys have overtaken the field, and a few dumpsters further obstruct the view. Whichever way we shoot, it seems we’ll run into something ugly.
  • HERETO GUIDE
    Published 4 days ago
    WHAT DOES SHOOTING IN “RAW” MEAN?? | RAW FILE FORMAT

    WHAT DOES SHOOTING IN “RAW” MEAN?? | RAW FILE FORMAT

    We all know that most common and the most used image format Is JPEG. We see it everywhere, whether you click a photo in a camera or in a smartphone. The image always comes up as jpeg, unless you tweak the settings.
  • Sara Aulds
    Published 5 days ago
    Mistakes Beginner Filmmakers (and Photographers) Make...#4

    Mistakes Beginner Filmmakers (and Photographers) Make...#4

    Lighting for video takes some skill. It’s not an easy task. It took me a while to figure out what looks right, what looks natural, and what the heck I actually wanted when I was given a script or wrote my own script with specific settings.
  • Gapial
    Published 14 days ago
    Fundamentals of Photography

    Fundamentals of Photography

    We are creatures driven by an impulse to try something new. While some individuals strive to change their routines by practicing a new habit, many others step outside their comfort zones to learn something new. In my case, photography is the result of that impulse to try something new. After some years of emerging myself in photography, I now see it as a unique art form where perspective, scenery, composition, lighting, and expression allow for a myriad of interpretations of the world.
  • HERETO GUIDE
    Published 14 days ago
    SUBJECT CONCEPTUALIZATION IN PHOTOGRAPHY

    SUBJECT CONCEPTUALIZATION IN PHOTOGRAPHY

    Every Photography genre be it Portrait, landscape, event has a subject in it. when I talk about subject, I mean whatever you wish to be the STAR of your show(photograph).
Staff Picks
  • Sophia Carey
    Published 18 days 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 about a month 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 about a month 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 about a month ago
    We did a FaceTime Photoshoot
  • Christian Johnson
    Published 2 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.
  • Andrew Uncles
    Published 2 months ago
    Shooting With An Iphone

    Shooting With An Iphone

    The perfect shot comes into view, the lighting is almost surreal and the colors are bright, bold and beautifully contrasted. Everything needed for a memorable shot is there, but the only thing you can think is "If only I had a Sony or Canon, then I'd be able to get this on camera", and the scene is lost. We forget, though, the powerful device that resides in our pockets: our phones.
Art
  • Stephanie Caruso
    Published 14 days ago
    The Art of Teaching Art

    The Art of Teaching Art

    There are many photos that take your breath away. This happens to be one of them for me. Sometimes, it becomes impossible for a camera to see what you see. And sometimes, it becomes impossible for others to do the same. Just like a camera, we have our own lenses, our own points of view, and our own visions of what we hope others can capture by the photos we present.
  • Martha
    Published 24 days ago
    4 Ways To Find Inspiration As A Beginner Photographer

    4 Ways To Find Inspiration As A Beginner Photographer

    Photography is an art. And every artist knows that there are moments when inspiration decides to abandon them and doesn't seem to plan to come back soon. The deadlines are accumulating, the calls from clients don't stop, but the ideas just don't come to a head.
  • Elayne Griffith
    Published about a month ago
    In our Bones, Stones, and Stars
Camera
  • HERETO GUIDE
    Published 4 days ago
    WHAT DOES SHOOTING IN “RAW” MEAN?? | RAW FILE FORMAT

    WHAT DOES SHOOTING IN “RAW” MEAN?? | RAW FILE FORMAT

    We all know that most common and the most used image format Is JPEG. We see it everywhere, whether you click a photo in a camera or in a smartphone. The image always comes up as jpeg, unless you tweak the settings.
  • Natalie Lynn
    Published about a month ago
    The Truth About Expensive Cameras
  • April messina
    Published about a month ago
    A letter to the cell phone photographer

    A letter to the cell phone photographer

    I am in no way saying cell phones have not come a long way with cameras. Some even have that "dslr" quality. I am in no way dissing on cell phone photographers. But I had an interesting and insulting conversation today with someone. It really opened up my eyes. The way the new cell phones are advertising their great, multi lens cameras are NOTHING like a DSLR camera. First off, DSLR cameras have a multitude of settings that cell phone cameras do not. I know because I have one of those so called cell phone cameras. The auto focus is really all you can use, and if you use manual its NOTHING like using the DSLR manual. I would like to ask the cell phone photographers that claim they are better than the rest of us, what does Aperture mode mean? what does it do? do you know what an F stop is and what it does? How about typical depth? Do you know what the shutter speed is and how important you need to know how to use it, what about the ISO? do you know how that effects quality of photos? I bet, they can not answer at least 2 of these questions if not more. DSLR cameras will ALWAYS be the professional ones. Anyone can pick up a camera and take photos, and maybe really great ones, I don't doubt that at all, but how silly would it look to show up to a gig with a cell phone as a camera, a professional gig that you are getting paid 200 dollars to do? I bet you if anything, you are not getting hired.
Career
  • Sophia Carey
    Published 18 days 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.
  • Ian McKenzie
    Published 19 days ago
    Photo Fun
  • Sheree McDonald
    Published 25 days ago
    Amaris Pyland Photography

    Amaris Pyland Photography

    Amaris Pyland Photography is all about capturing the moments that mean the most.
Editing
How To
  • Raelen VanDuzer
    Published 21 minutes ago
    Story Through the Lens

    Story Through the Lens

    [Foreword: this is an article I wrote in my senior year of high school. The advice is solid, but the images really aren't, so I look back with a heaping measure of irony and invite you to have a good laugh with me. Do as I said - not as I did!]
  • Raelen VanDuzer
    Published 21 minutes ago
    The Photographer's Perspective

    The Photographer's Perspective

    Imagine we’re taking a stroll with our cameras and pass a construction site. Typically, photographers aren’t interested in construction, but this particular build catches our eye because of a certain photogenic object in the middle of all the silent machines and piles of dirt: a rusty old truck. It’s adorable. Its surroundings are anything but adorable. Weeds and even turkeys have overtaken the field, and a few dumpsters further obstruct the view. Whichever way we shoot, it seems we’ll run into something ugly.
  • Sara Aulds
    Published 5 days ago
    Mistakes Beginner Filmmakers (and Photographers) Make...#4

    Mistakes Beginner Filmmakers (and Photographers) Make...#4

    Lighting for video takes some skill. It’s not an easy task. It took me a while to figure out what looks right, what looks natural, and what the heck I actually wanted when I was given a script or wrote my own script with specific settings.
Product Review
  • David Sornberger
    Published 5 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 6 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 8 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.