Photography Blogs & Tutorials

I make a lot of really, really, horrible photos. It’s an odd thing to say isnt it? But I do. Thousands of them every year, and that is totally okay with me.

I know that most (even all) of those really terrible, poorly composed, exposed, or focused shots, are just practice. They are practice for the next image, and the next, and the next, each building until I find that one keeper in a long string of wasted pixels, and more keepers overall at the end of the... more

Spider II is not a reboot of a superhero movie, it is a name given by the Iranian government to an operation targeting models who are posting online in “un-Islamic” ways. AP reports that eight models were arrested for posting photo on-line which out a Hijab – a traditional face (and sometimes body) cover. According [...]

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Compositing is not easy, and having solid restraints make is even harder. A week ago we gave you a huge files package and asked to come up with something awesome. The first place reward, other than the obvious bragging rights, was aWacom Intuos Pro and $2500 of textures goodness. We have 44 submissions, and it [...]

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Popular Taiwanese model, Olivia Ku, has drownedduring an underwater photo shoot near Hengchun Township in Taiwan’s Pingtung County. Local authorities toldTaipei Times that further investigation is required to determine the exact cause of the accident, but it has been suggested that Ku was asked to remove her breathing apparatus for a photograph, which triggered an [...]

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One question that I see coming up daily in various photography groups on Facebook is “What’s the best portrait lens?”, and the simple truth is that there isn’t one. It depends on the camera system you’re using, the look you’re trying to achieve, and a bunch of other factors. In this video, Joe Edelman shares [...]

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Composites are awesome, I just love it when a good composite comes together throwing me into an imaginary world. Doing good stills composites is not easy, but when you combine that with video, it looks virtually impossible. Coldplay’s new Up&Up video is just that. a collection of composites featuringChris Martin being in all sorts of [...]

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Whatever level of photographer, you are sure to have gathered a stockpile of pixels.

Its just the way it is nowadays. Whether you are the kind of person that clogs up their hard drive, gradually slowing your Mac or PC down until you are forced to do something about it. Or perhaps you are already super organized having kept negatives, CDs, DVDs, hard drives, a raid system or even the cloud?

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Light painting is a fascinating technique that’s evolvedover the last few years from the humbleflashlight into an elaborate array of tools, gadgets, gizmos, and even apps, with ever more wild and creative results being produced on a daily basis. In this video, Jason D. Page shows us how to use the new Plexiglass feather attachment [...]

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When taking a photography workshop, its important to perform some due diligence to ensure youre investing your money wisely. Whether youre a brand new or seasoned photographer, one things holds true if you belong to any website, photography Facebook group, or have photographer friends, you are likely to get bombarded on a weekly, maybe [...]

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Today, as is the case most days, I check out my phone to see that I have an app update. Given the number of iOS apps I’ve used over the years that have suddenly become useless, unstable, or removed significant features with newer versions, I’ve disabled automatic app updates. Upon seeing that an update was [...]

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