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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Playing with Shadows Using Natural Light in Boudoir Photography

Playing with Shadows Using Natural Light in Boudoir Photography

Playing with shadows is not a new concept however in the boudoir community is has become a beautiful new trend. Today photographer Martin Strauss will show how effectively to use natural light in your Boudoir photography. Strauss started photography roughly six years ago shooting weddings, fashion, and boudoir. He feels boudoir still remains featured on the intimate, romantic side of photography rather than the more erotic images of a subject. While shooting on set, he routinely…

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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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9 Tips for Shooting Interior Photography Professionally +70 photos

9 Tips for Shooting Interior Photography Professionally +70 photos

Mama always told us that it’s what’s on the inside that matters most – and this saying is especially true when branding your business. You may not have thought of this at first, but when it comes to designing your online space, nothing can make your clients feel more comfortable than including shots of your physical storefront. Whether you’ve got a beautiful boutique, cool restaurant, cozy bed & breakfast or a swanky law firm – a few photos…

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Four Mega Mistakes Most Photography Portfolio Websites Make

Four Mega Mistakes Most Photography Portfolio Websites Make

First impressions are everything, and your website is often your first chance to make a great impression with a potential client or fan. Unfortunately, most website portfolios are pretty rough. I will try to skip the obvious and avoid telling you about having a nice design or great work, instead lets focus on some of the things that are a lot less obvious but also super important when it comes to putting your best foot forward….

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There are Two Kinds of Photographers…

There are Two Kinds of Photographers…

I will probably get a bunch of hate for this article, but whatever. Hopefully, my message will help someone. I realize this site is frequented by enthusiasts, professionals, camera geeks, etc. but this post is pointed more at people that want to make it as a portrait or fashion photographer. I’m a photographer that lives off photography shooting a campaign every few months and I just wanted to share some advice that I wish someone…

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