Photography Blogs & Tutorials

As a 25 year old, Tokyo born Tsuneko Sasamoto, made the decision to become a professional photographer. World War II was just getting underway and, in Japan, it was mostly unheard of for a woman to choose a career over a husband. That didn’t stop the young Sasamoto–she had been shooting since her early twenty’s, [...]

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You have probably heard the saying, “The early bird gets the worm,” and in some ways that phrase can be repurposed to apply to photographers as well. “The early photographer gets the picture” isn’t always true in a literal sense, but learning to recognize changes that happen throughout the day, and how they affect your pictures is critical to developing a deeper understanding of photography in general. If you’re looking for a way to enhance your own... more

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a press release today announcing the proposed massive fine against SkyPan International for allegedly unauthorized unmanned aircraft operations. The company is being accused of conducting 65 unauthorized commercial flights, which involved aerial photography, over Chicago and New Yorks highly restricted Class B airspace. These operations were illegal and not without [...]

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Recently long exposure photography has been quite popular, mainly in the landscape photography arena. One of the reasons (among the others) is that through a long exposure it is possible to visualize a scene with much more softness and harmony in respect to a standard exposure.

Thanks to the rapid evolution of digital cameras, we are now able to take really long exposures without getting so much digital noise, due to sensor overheating. Moreover, the improvements in neutral density... more

The Lensbaby brand has been around for a while now and it’s a name that is synonymous with helping photographers see in a new way but perhaps most importantly in my opinion they also help to inject a bit of the creativity and art back into this slightly more clinical digital age of photography. Up [...]

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When we featured Imagination we were intrigued by the bullet timesequences that the short movie featured. I askedMarc Donahue from PermaGrin how those shots were accomplished and luckily for us, Marcshared this info. The magic behindthose timeslice sequences was a combination of using 20 Gopros mounted on a curved rail, somespecial triggering cable from Cam-do [...]

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Truth be told, there’s a lot of vintage glass out there that’s leaps and bounds better than some of the more modern lenses we see on the market. Because they’re old and typically require some kind of mounting adapter to fit newer cameras, vintage lenses just don’t see much love nowadays; however, that doesn’t mean [...]

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Are you interested in trying newborn photography, but just aren’t sure where to start in terms of posing? Have you ever looked at a newborn photo and been totally unsure how the photographer set it up?

In this article, I’ll walk you through three easy newborn posing setups.We’ll start with pull-backs (behind the scenes shots) of each posing setup, along with brief instructions as to how you can recreate it at home. Then I’ll show you what the final images... more

New Zealand based astrophotographer Mark Gee (previously, and here) has quite a creative take on the Super Moon we had last week. I mean, we all shot the Super Moon (didn’t we) but Mark documented the shooting of the Super Moon with a few of his photographer friends, taking the whole thing to a new [...]

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Sadly, you may one day grow out of your cell phone camera.

So youve decided its time to buy a real camera? Maybe the cell phone camera just isnt cutting it anymore, or you read an inspiring travel blog bragging about how they quit their day job, and now roam the planet selling snapshots they take along the way.

Either way, the decision has been made, and now its time to take the next step and figure out what gear youre going to need to support this new... more