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  • Richard Rockell
    Published 3 days ago
    Find Beauty Everywhere

    Find Beauty Everywhere

    I don't have a great camera or even a great eye. So I try to look closely at things. Take the background away or the foreground and see what I want to see. Sometimes it isn't easy but when the mood strikes me I have always been able to get a great shot close to where I am. Even a poor subject can reward the photographer if you take it from various angles or lights.
  • Mia Morales
    Published 4 days ago
    How to Set Up Your Own Photo Studio

    How to Set Up Your Own Photo Studio

    If a person has an interest in photography, and they want to make a job out of it, they can start their own photography business. There are some things that a person can do to have their own business and start a career as a photographer.
  • Mark Sorace
    Published 4 days 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 5 days 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?
  • Amanda Fleites
    Published 8 days ago
    10 Reasons Why Digital Cameras Aren't Going Anywhere

    10 Reasons Why Digital Cameras Aren't Going Anywhere

    In today’s day and age, we are all obsessed with taking photos that are aesthetically pleasing and sharing them on social media. Our smartphones are our best friends and professional selfie capturers; and in a world of pop-up Instagram spots, what more do we need? Photography aficionados will tell you that you don’t get the same result without a camera, but if you were like me, you might be thinking something like, What do I even need a digital camera for these days? The truth is though, you really cannot do everything on a phone that you can on a camera; therefore, real cameras remain relevant. Professional photographers are not the only ones who need real cameras; photography as a hobby is more popular than ever, and if you are a beginner photographer, you can still benefit from a good camera. However, if you’re still skeptical, the reasons why digital cameras aren’t going anywhere might literally change the way you look at the world.
  • Tomás Brandão
    Published 9 days ago
    Capturing Loneliness

    Capturing Loneliness

    I've always been a big fan of street photography, from those candid shots of unsuspecting people, to interesting framing of widely-known landmarks. But there is one specific type of shot that has always perplexed me: those shots that seem to drag into infinity, with almost no one in them. Long, deserted avenues, bridges, and tunnels. Pictures that, the more you look, the more you fall into.
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  • Gillian May
    Published 5 days 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 14 days 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 19 days 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.
  • Rebekah B Lowri
    Published about a month ago
    I Lost All of My Cameras on the Flight to Japan—So I Shot These on My Phone

    I Lost All of My Cameras on the Flight to Japan—So I Shot These on My Phone

    Last winter, I lost all my cameras on a messed up flight to Tokyo. Consequently, I had to shoot the entire trip on my phone, and it turned out much better than I'd expected.
  • Rebekah B Lowri
    Published about a month ago
    What to Do When You Can't Shoot

    What to Do When You Can't Shoot

    I'm an almost professional photographer. I've done commercial work for outdoor brands and specialise in adventure, travel, and climbing photography. I started an online publication called Nether—go check it out if you like the wilderness and cool articles.
  • michael angelo
    Published 4 months ago
    We Made Our Own North Stars

    We Made Our Own North Stars

    This reflection is about my recently-wrapped photography series, Navigator, which is about the rising generation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. To check it out, look up @inkybattlefields on Instagram.
Art
  • Richard Rockell
    Published 3 days ago
    Find Beauty Everywhere

    Find Beauty Everywhere

    I don't have a great camera or even a great eye. So I try to look closely at things. Take the background away or the foreground and see what I want to see. Sometimes it isn't easy but when the mood strikes me I have always been able to get a great shot close to where I am. Even a poor subject can reward the photographer if you take it from various angles or lights.
  • Tomás Brandão
    Published 9 days ago
    Capturing Loneliness

    Capturing Loneliness

    I've always been a big fan of street photography, from those candid shots of unsuspecting people, to interesting framing of widely-known landmarks. But there is one specific type of shot that has always perplexed me: those shots that seem to drag into infinity, with almost no one in them. Long, deserted avenues, bridges, and tunnels. Pictures that, the more you look, the more you fall into.
  • LJ Chaplin
    Published 14 days 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.
Camera
  • Amanda Fleites
    Published 8 days ago
    10 Reasons Why Digital Cameras Aren't Going Anywhere

    10 Reasons Why Digital Cameras Aren't Going Anywhere

    In today’s day and age, we are all obsessed with taking photos that are aesthetically pleasing and sharing them on social media. Our smartphones are our best friends and professional selfie capturers; and in a world of pop-up Instagram spots, what more do we need? Photography aficionados will tell you that you don’t get the same result without a camera, but if you were like me, you might be thinking something like, What do I even need a digital camera for these days? The truth is though, you really cannot do everything on a phone that you can on a camera; therefore, real cameras remain relevant. Professional photographers are not the only ones who need real cameras; photography as a hobby is more popular than ever, and if you are a beginner photographer, you can still benefit from a good camera. However, if you’re still skeptical, the reasons why digital cameras aren’t going anywhere might literally change the way you look at the world.
  • T.C. Bosarge
    Published 23 days ago
    5 Mistakes Beginner Photographers Make
  • Rebekah B Lowri
    Published about a month ago
    I Lost All of My Cameras on the Flight to Japan—So I Shot These on My Phone

    I Lost All of My Cameras on the Flight to Japan—So I Shot These on My Phone

    Last winter, I lost all my cameras on a messed up flight to Tokyo. Consequently, I had to shoot the entire trip on my phone, and it turned out much better than I'd expected.
Career
  • Mia Morales
    Published 16 days ago
    How to Become a Professional Wedding Photographer

    How to Become a Professional Wedding Photographer

    Wedding photography is a big business. People are looking for professionals to capture the moments of their special day. A professional wedding photographer is hired to follow the couple before and after their wedding, and on their wedding day. Here are some tips on how to become a professional wedding photographer.
  • Harrison Galgut
    Published 21 days ago
    Why Is Wedding Photography Important?

    Why Is Wedding Photography Important?

    Where to start with this... well... I am going to start some myth-busting.
  • Rebekah B Lowri
    Published about a month ago
    What to Do When You Can't Shoot

    What to Do When You Can't Shoot

    I'm an almost professional photographer. I've done commercial work for outdoor brands and specialise in adventure, travel, and climbing photography. I started an online publication called Nether—go check it out if you like the wilderness and cool articles.
Editing
  • Taylor Sims
    Published 4 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 5 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.
  • Tom Halstead
    Published 5 months ago
    Photo Animation Options from Simple Apps to 777 Dashboard

    Photo Animation Options from Simple Apps to 777 Dashboard

    Because video stories are processed 60,000 times faster by the human brain, photographers and artists are using animation to tell their stories both as previews for social media and finished art.
How To
Product Review
  • Wendy Knight
    Published 5 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.
  • Hayley Dodwell
    Published 5 months ago
    Photoshop: CS2 Is Still the Best!

    Photoshop: CS2 Is Still the Best!

    Photoshop, as we all know, certainly comes in handy from time to time! A little touch here and there to make fabulous photographs and images, it creates graphic perfection. It is just awesome for designs for posters, adverts, and flyers. The possibilities are endless.
  • Eddie Wong
    Published 6 months ago
    The 4 Best Subscription Printing Services for Photographers

    The 4 Best Subscription Printing Services for Photographers

    It’s fair to say that the digital revolution in photography well and truly arrived a long time ago, and has since transformed an art form in wonderful ways. Instead of waiting days, weeks, or even months to see if your shot is as good as you thought it would be, you can see it in an instant. However, there is a downside. Despite constantly taking photos on our phones and digital cameras, when do we ever make the time to appreciate them?