Stories in Photography that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
The Art of Avoiding Common Animal Photography Mistakes
Animal photography can be a gratifying and exciting experience for a photographer - even if it's not one of the easiest photography genres to capture. Subjects can be active, fidgety, timid, or downright elusive. Whether your subject is a domestic pet or wildlife, it's unfortunately too easy to make mistakes. We have put together some tips to help you avoid common mistakes and improve your animal photography.
The Window Bird Chronicles
I don't remember exactly when the outer window to my bathroom was broken, but I do remember the day. The North Carolina outer banks had been under a hurricane warning (possibly Hurricane Arthur), and strong winds and rain pounded the Sandhills. I had braved walking outside after hearing a loud noise that morning and saw that a tree behind our house had slumped over. There luckily wasn't any damage except for the broken window, and since it was an outer portion and there was still a screen and another glass portion we could put up, we didn't think much about it. Not too long after, there was a lot of rustling in the window area in the mornings. A bird had begun building a nest neatly in the corner of the small rectangular window area.
The Secret Camera Stores Don’t Want You To Know
Every hobby, sport, and profession has stores or other distribution channels that sell the equipment and supplies specific to that genre. And whether a camera store, a music store, a craft store, a motorcycle shop, a video game store or any other, to the aficionado, they are all candy stores.
On Squirrels, or: The Joy of the Unwilling Photo Subject
There's a story behind my first squirrel picture. I was coming home from a different photo opportunity - a little concert in an indie music store, perfectly lit to the eye but it might has well have been half a mile below the surface to the camera. As I passed through a small park, I noticed a single squirrel skulking around in front of an adjacent business. Inspiration struck: As long as I'm carrying this gear bag, why not try to get a shot of the little furball?
Collecting Moments: My Favourite Photoshoots
Hello, welcome to a new blog post! Today I thought it would be fun to show some of my favourite photoshoots I've been lucky enough to take part in! I have collaborated with tons of amazing artists and creators ‑ and am so grateful for these wonderful moments caught on camera.
- Second Place in Thrift Finds Challenge
My First Film Camera
Spring had come to stay in Boise, Idaho. The bright, April afternoon light filtered through the windows and around the bookcases and clothing racks that lined them. Whether as a result of the sunshine or thanks to the warmth of my own nostalgia, I remember a corner of the thrift store being bathed in orange light, with dust and the smell of old books sparkling in the air.
For the love of the image
There is an abundance of advice online, and in books on photography. How to set up the camera, White Ballance, Aperture, Shutter speed, Exposure, depth of field, Filters, Lenses, camera types. the list can be endless and it can be daunting to an amateur or someone starting out in Photography.
7 Steps for Developing Digital Images
Prior to digital photography, developing images was best left to the experts. Today, with the intelligence built into modern cameras, the camera can handle the processing and do it fairly well. But once you progress to where you are truly getting it right in camera, the next step is to learn to develop your own images. Here are five steps to getting that done.
How to Set Up an Online Print Store to Sell Your Photos
So you want to open up a print store? Some friends, or maybe even followers on Instagram have asked you if you sell prints. What a compliment! It's amazing to think that someone likes your photos enough to want to hang one on their wall. You'd love to help make that happen, and maybe even make a few bucks doing it. But where do you begin?
Photo Talks: Gracieux Baraka
I got into portrait photography as a way to challenge myself and meet new people. Early on, I stumbled upon Baraka's portraits on Instagram. Little did I know that his friendship and artwork would change the way I look at art and the world.
Transform Your World
"Smile" You say, ask, call, command! Beg...Cry... If you're a parent of multiple kids, you know exactly what I am talking about. 100 photos and not one of them has everyone looking at the camera.
How to Make Money as a Photographer
The question of how to make money as a photographer is something that I'm asked frequently, and I understand why. Photography can seem like an oversaturated market, especially in more recent times, and understanding how you can earn a living off of something you love always seems to be a question people dream for the answer of but can never find.