Photography Blogs & Tutorials

The folks at SLR Lounge were kind enough to let us post one of their premium tutorials here. While none of the techniques they show requires special gear, I am really impressed with the results you can get with some creativity. They were actually even sweeter and gave us a discount code if you want [...]

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What is Figure Ground Relationship? Figure Ground Relationship is the relationship of the subject you wish the viewer to focus on and how it relates to the background / foreground. Most people refer to this as a “Silhouette” however it goes much deeper than this. Instead of thinking “This shot works because there’s a silhouette [...]

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I needed an action camera to document DIYP’s trip to Photokina in September. I didn’t really want to have to fork outfor a GoPro. It’s just not something I’d use often enough to justify the cost. So, I looked into the cheaper alternatives. This is when I found the Yi HD Action Camera,and some of [...]

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Theres something about the way sunlight illuminates a room. The light pours over surfaces, metal fixtures gleam, wood detail shines, and the edges of furniture upholstery glows. Natural shadows produced by different objects convey a sense of depth. A naturally-lit image gives you a feel for what it would be like to see the space in person.

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Well its here, and whether you like it or not, Instagrams new Stories feature is taking direct aim at Snapchat and the minutia of our daily lives. I, for one, am loving it. Stories allows us to share things with our followers that we might never post, humanizing our digital personas and connecting with the [...]

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During my career in photography, Ive continued to evolve, both my shooting and editing styles, to achieve the results I wanted. Several years ago, while working with film editors on a cinema project, I came across a concept that I decided to apply to my own photography, and I have to say, it has improved my final images a great deal. Let me explain about using flat picture styles.

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These are sad news today.Brooks Institute which has been the home to many photographers, photo journalists, and filmmakers is closing its doors. According to an announcement on Brook’s facebook page,Brooks Institute will be closing October 31st, 2016. Sometime you hope that someone hijacked the page and pranked the world, but this is not the case. [...]

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Shooting with a wide angle can be challenging – to create an image that is engaging and has a good focal point. Check out these examples.

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Weekly Photography Challenge – Wide Angle

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Canon Rumors are reporting some fairly solid spec leaks about the Canon 5D Mark IV. The successor to 2012’s 5D Mark IIIhas been wildly speculated on for several months now. It appears now, though that not everything will be as expected. They say that the information has been confirmed by multiple sources and that they’re [...]

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VSCO have announced the launch of their new Open Studio. Based in VSCO’s offices in New York City’sNoMad District, it feature a permanent cyclorama wall. They also have some basic lighting equipment available for those who may need it.Best of all, it’s completely free. Of course, there is a catch or two. You have to [...]

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