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The vital how-to's for photography enthusiasts: how to create the perfect camera setup, capture the perfect picture, edit your photos and beyond.

  • David Mike
    Published a day ago
    Top 5 Skills for a Professional Fashion Photographer

    Top 5 Skills for a Professional Fashion Photographer

    High-quality cameras are commonplace on today’s smartphones and while it may seem like the need for hiring a professional photographer is a thing of the past, nothing could be further from the truth.
  • Claire Petersen
    Published 5 days ago
    How To Find a Great Location for Your Photoshoot

    How To Find a Great Location for Your Photoshoot

    No matter where in the world you are, there's a photoshoot location right around the corner. Notice how I didn't say a pretty location, or even an interesting location. I can't guarantee that you live in a vibrant city with a glistening skyline, nor that you're surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes. What I do know for sure is that you don't need to stray far from home to take some incredible photos.
  • Claire Petersen
    Published 6 days ago
    Book a Model For Your Next Photoshoot Using this Simple Tip

    Book a Model For Your Next Photoshoot Using this Simple Tip

    When I first started out in photography, I would take self-portrait after self-portrait, slowly building up my skills and learning creative techniques until... My sorry ol' face just wasn't cutting it anymore. The glorified selfies that I'd been taking may have helped me get to grips with my DSLR, but I had no idea how to direct and organise a photoshoot outside of my bedroom. It was time to start working with actual models.
  • Thomas Vasas
    Published 9 days ago
    The Adventures of Wildlife Photography

    The Adventures of Wildlife Photography

    The Adventures of Wildlife Photography, is always and adventure. There is wildlife everywhere all among the Planet Earth. Shooting wildlife photography, is very adventurous, and the most popular of photography in the whole world. When it comes to wildlife photography, it can be any wildlife; wild birds, waterfowl, wild cats, wild dogs, small animals, and even wildlife in the ocean, and lakes, plus rivers.
  • Hannah B
    Published 26 days ago
    Ghost Photo Shoot: The Greatest Fall Trend Yet.

    Ghost Photo Shoot: The Greatest Fall Trend Yet.

    If you don't love fall, Halloween, or both, I am guessing you're dead inside and we would never be friends, so you can actually get lost. Unless you enjoy reading articles written by people that don't like you... which I sort of respect in a weird way, so I guess you can stay. You don't need my approval. You go, girl*
  • Byran Ferrol
    Published 27 days ago
    The Ultimate Guide to getting Started in Photography

    The Ultimate Guide to getting Started in Photography

    In such a technologically savvy society and the prevalence of social media you may be thinking about flexing your digital muscles. A great skill I believe the majority of people can benefit from in 2020 is photography. Of course I am heavily biased as I’ve fallen in love with the art in the past couple of years but with the majority of human beings (in western society anyway) being active on social media platforms it helps to know how to take a decent photograph. I also think it’s a valuable skill for anyone in the arts/creative/marketing industries.
  • Layzr Quill
    Published about a month ago
    Thank You, Peter McKinnon for Being An Inspiration

    Thank You, Peter McKinnon for Being An Inspiration

    Sometime in 2018, I got obsessed with mobile phone photography; a friend had bought Moment lenses, and his Instagram feed was one I couldn't take my eyes off.
  • Sophia Carey
    Published about a month ago
    5 Tips to Make Your Models Feel Comfortable

    5 Tips to Make Your Models Feel Comfortable

    When I first started out in photography, especially portrait photography, one of the biggest issues I had was my own confidence and how that affected the model's comfort. When you're naturally an anxious or shy person, working with people and having to confidently direct them and relay your ideas (to strangers, might I add), can feel like the most alien thing in the world.
  • Something Complicated
    Published about a month ago
    Photography

    Photography

    It is crazy to think that negative photography has been the dominant method of photo production for over 100 years, but there is a whole generation that was born in the new millennium and perhaps has no idea how it works.
  • Raychel Farrow
    Published about a month ago
    My Sisters’ Keeper

    My Sisters’ Keeper

    When I first came up with the concept of this shoot, I knew I wanted it to have an old New Orleans, southern charm feel to it. How I would be able to make this work in Kentucky, I had no idea. The dresses were originally supposed to be for the girls first group Christmas pictures, but between me working at Rue Gilt, the weather, and other family members wanting the kids to come visit, I never got the time to do it. This took a tole on me mentally and emotionally, because since I became pregnant with my first child, I always wanted to be a photographer. Of course with 5 kids (2 boys, 3 girls) this profession obviously wasn’t ideal to put food on the table, so I pushed it to the back of my mind for years...or at least I thought I had. Looking back, I can say I do believe not following my dreams nearly pushed me over the edge of depression, along with other factors. I found myself always in awe at the photographers I worked with, hoping and praying that one day, I would be right next to them. How I would do this as a single mother, I had no idea, so I continued to shy away from it, telling myself, I can always come back to it. Then one day, while scrolling on IG, I came across a meme that read, “A talented person who does not put in the work, will always fall short to the individual who is not naturally talented, but puts in the work.” I felt like I had just been slapped in the face by the truth itself. It was in this moment I told myself I have to do something, because if I didn’t, how can I tell my young black children to always follow their dreams, knowing that I was a walking contradiction. So, I pulled the dresses out. Kiyomi, my eldest daughter had used hers as a play dress, so it had some wear and tear, Kamaria’s dress was fine because she never touched it, then I was afraid that my baby girl Kori might not be able to fit hers. Remember these dresses were meant for Christmas 2019, and we were now in the month of August 2020. Luckily she still could fit it, but barely, so I knew I had to act quickly. I chose to do their hair with the back left out, because my eldest always struggled with the shrinkage of her hair and I wanted....no....I needed her to know that no matter what style she had, her hair was beautiful just the way it was, and I meant it. Once I got them dressed up, it started to sprinkle outside. I could feel myself slowly crashing as the anxiety took over. Still, I loaded them in the car . The original location I chose was closed due to Covid 19, so we ended up in Elizabethtown at the duck park. I don’t know why I never noticed before, but when we pulled up I noticed a small cute bridge in the distance, and decided we would start there. By this time it had stopped running, but not knowing if it would happen again, I began to move quickly. As I began, I could feel the fire in my heart burning again. Personal happiness was what I was feeling, and I wanted more. Moral of this: don’t give up, even if you’re a single mother of five kids.
  • cocolucky
    Published about a month ago
    Sell ​​your photos to make money (tested)

    Sell ​​your photos to make money (tested)

    1.dreamstime This website is very good. The upload pass rate is relatively high. It is highly recommended. What's better is that you can apply as an exclusive photographer, and you can get 70% of the sale price of the pictures. The price of each picture is about $10.I recommend everyone to use this site. It takes 30 working days for dreamstime to withdraw, and withdrawals can be made through Paypal and Pioneer.
  • Mira Adora
    Published 2 months ago
    6 Essential Tips to Boost Your E-commerce Product Photography

    6 Essential Tips to Boost Your E-commerce Product Photography

    When it comes to making more sales online, you might feel like you've exhausted every e-commerce growth technique in the book. You may have written the most compelling product descriptions possible, only to see your sales struggle to get off the ground.