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  • Becka Maisuradze
    Published a day ago
    Can Smartphones of Today Replace Our DSLR Cameras?

    Can Smartphones of Today Replace Our DSLR Cameras?

    The world of smartphones is undergoing a serious revolution. If you've lived long enough to see those Nokia brick phones, you'll know what I'm talking about. Just look at it yourself: the phones some 15 years ago had small screens, physical keyboards (some qwerty, some those good-old 12345 ones), small batteries and cameras, and no computational power whatsoever.
  • Ian McKenzie
    Published 2 days ago
    Art, the Nude and Photography
  • Rijan Hamidovic
    Published 6 days ago
    Through My Eyes

    Through My Eyes

    I started with street photography the moment I picked up the camera, actually I borrowed the camera from my friend Maja. It was some kind of Sony DSLR I remember, did the job. I was so excited, and the first thing that I shot was the people on the street. That was it.
  • Jenn Melon
    Published 19 days ago
    Reasons Why Professional Photographers Will Always Do a Better Job

    Reasons Why Professional Photographers Will Always Do a Better Job

    When given a chance to decide if you will hire a professional photographer for a special event, you need to look for the best. Yes, anyone can take photos, even your 10-year old nephew. The problem is that you won't get the desired results. Photography is an art, talent and skill. It takes dedication and time to get the correct detail. You might even regret it because you didn't capture the heart of the event. These are the reasons why it's always better to hire professional photographers to do the job.
  • Patty McDaniels
    Published 20 days 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.
  • James A. B.
    Published 20 days ago
    How to Win in a Photo Contest That Makes You Feel Happy

    How to Win in a Photo Contest That Makes You Feel Happy

    Are you a professional photographer or an amateur who wants to know how good you are?
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  • Rijan Hamidovic
    Published 6 days ago
    Through My Eyes

    Through My Eyes

    I started with street photography the moment I picked up the camera, actually I borrowed the camera from my friend Maja. It was some kind of Sony DSLR I remember, did the job. I was so excited, and the first thing that I shot was the people on the street. That was it.
  • Jonas Maier
    Published 25 days ago
    5 Tips to Create Better Pictures for Your Instagram

    5 Tips to Create Better Pictures for Your Instagram

    When using Instagram to grow your personal brand, it’s essential to build up an audience that is engaged and loyal to you. But how can you ensure these followers engage with your posts and, in turn, help you to grow as a business or personal brand on visual oriented platform such as Instagram? Three words: Quality Instagram content. In the following, I would like to share my personal top five tips that you can apply in order to create high-quality shots in order to build an engaging audience.
  • Harrison Galgut
    Published about a month ago
    Getting Great Holiday Shots

    Getting Great Holiday Shots

    Dear Holiday Slideshows,
  • Justin Clark
    Published about a month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.
Art
  • Fabien Butazzi
    Published about a month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.
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  • Becka Maisuradze
    Published a day ago
    Can Smartphones of Today Replace Our DSLR Cameras?

    Can Smartphones of Today Replace Our DSLR Cameras?

    The world of smartphones is undergoing a serious revolution. If you've lived long enough to see those Nokia brick phones, you'll know what I'm talking about. Just look at it yourself: the phones some 15 years ago had small screens, physical keyboards (some qwerty, some those good-old 12345 ones), small batteries and cameras, and no computational power whatsoever.
  • Sara Robards
    Published about a month 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 about a month 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.
Career
  • Jenn Melon
    Published 19 days ago
    Reasons Why Professional Photographers Will Always Do a Better Job

    Reasons Why Professional Photographers Will Always Do a Better Job

    When given a chance to decide if you will hire a professional photographer for a special event, you need to look for the best. Yes, anyone can take photos, even your 10-year old nephew. The problem is that you won't get the desired results. Photography is an art, talent and skill. It takes dedication and time to get the correct detail. You might even regret it because you didn't capture the heart of the event. These are the reasons why it's always better to hire professional photographers to do the job.
  • Iron Mike Photographer
    Published about a month ago
    Art Nude Photographer

    Art Nude Photographer

    So I’m having a really hard time finding a forum for my work.
  • Harrison Galgut
    Published 3 months ago
    What Happened to Photography?

    What Happened to Photography?

    An open letter to TFP (Trade for Print)
Editing
  • Kadeem Hosein
    Published 3 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 7 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 7 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.
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  • Patty McDaniels
    Published 20 days 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 3 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 3 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.