What You Makes a Photographer?

What You Makes a Photographer?

In an age where everyone has a camera in their pocket and fashion magazine covers are being shot with iPhones, what makes a photographer? Erik Wahlstrom muses on what he calls ‘the democratization of photography’ in this 5-minute video. Wahlstrom creates weekly videos for his YouTube channel, and in his lifetime has seen the act of sharing video progress from home camcorder footage shared with friends and family to full HD video shared with the…

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The Art of Rock Concert Photography

The Art of Rock Concert Photography

Enter the adrenaline-laced adventure of rock concert photography. As the concert begins, the average concertgoer pulls out his phone and clicks away. With the help of upgraded camera technology, he believes he’ll be able to capture the most definitive rock photos ever, and once in a great while it works out. For the most part, however, he ends up with 23 somewhat out-of-focus pictures, one shot of the floor and one shot that snags a lasting memory…

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7 Tips for Taking Flawless Drone Photos

7 Tips for Taking Flawless Drone Photos

Finding new and unique perspectives is a great way to create interesting and engaging photographs. Sometimes it’s a different emotional or cultural perspective. In the case of drone photography, however, it’s quite literally a new angle on the world around us. Everyday scenes and locations become fresh and fascinating as we see them as we’ve never seen them before—and, in many cases, as they were never intended to be seen. I started getting into drone…

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These Landscape Photography tips will make you a Better Photographer

These Landscape Photography tips will make you a Better Photographer

Landscape Photography Dos and Don’ts A quick look at some of the things you should do and perhaps not do, when capturing landscape images. WARNING! These tips could make you a better photographer! If you’re just getting into landscape photography, it can be a bit of a different experience from other genres. This great video will help you get oriented and off doing it the right way. This video from Craig Roberts is a great guide…

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6 Creative Portrait Photography Hacks

6 Creative Portrait Photography Hacks

6 Creative Portrait Photography Hacks in 2 Minutes Ready for some rapid-fire DIY tips? A team of French photographers who goes by the moniker “Shootr” has put together a simple photo hacks video that offers a few creative ideas for your next portrait shoot. Let’s take these one at a time. 1. Tin Foil Background Don’t have (or want to use) a standard portrait background? Try crumpling up and hanging some tin foil instead, and…

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Helpful and Simple Animation Lesson on Aperture in Photography

Helpful and Simple Animation Lesson on Aperture in Photography

If you’re just starting out in photography (or know someone who is), here’s a simple 5-minute animation that provides a crash course on the subject of aperture. “In this animation, I explain aperture and how it interacts with the various parameters of photography,” writes Vincent Ledvina, an independent filmmaker who specializes in animation and time-lapse photography. Ledvina says he’s planning to create a series of similar videos on the basic pillars of photography. You can…

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The Complete Beginners Guide to Photography [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Complete Beginners Guide to Photography [INFOGRAPHIC]

We’ve compiled the complete guide to photography for beginners, from the way your camera works, to understanding exposure and composition – so you can take truly beautiful photos. Scroll down for a handy infographic and feel free to share it. Note: Click the links below to read the full guide for each! Understanding Exposure To expose a photograph correctly means – in simple terms – to create an image that looks how you want it to look,…

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