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10 Common Portrait Retouching Mistakes

Don’t make these mistakes! 10 Common Portrait Retouching Mistakes Whether you’re just getting started on portrait retouching or have been at it for a little while, there comes a time when you will realize you’re doing it all wrong (I know I did). The list of things that can go potentially awry in the beginning is massive, so I’ve narrowed it down to 10 amateur mis… Link to the full Fstoppers story

“The incredible pleasure of photography is that you have to be there to do it.”…

“The incredible pleasure of photography is that you have to be there to do it.” David Hurn made several trips to Arizona between 1979 and 2001, turning his inimitable eye to the daily life of the Arizonians he encountered: http://bit.ly/2fb3h0M PHOTO: The marching bands are always led by baton twirlers, who practice their acrobatics before the actual march takes place. Preparation for the annual Christmas parade in Phoenix, Arizona. 1979. © David Hurn / Magnum Photos Link to the full […]

How to Shoot the Best Blue-Hour Photos: Tips & Techniques for Pre-Sunrise & Post-Sunset Images

“Some of the best light for photography comes along during the so-called blue hours—the moments before sunrise and after sunset when the sky shows off vivid, rich, beautiful blue tones.” – Deborah Sandidge How to Shoot the Best Blue-Hour Photos: Tips & Techniques for Pre-Sunrise & Post-Sunset Images This may be strange to hear from a travel photographer, but I can make a case that location isn’t everything—light is. And I’d build my argument on the fact that the right […]

How Pro Sports Photographer Brad Mangin Makes Money Selling Baseball Photos Shot with His iPhone

Smart thinking from Brad Mangin. How Pro Sports Photographer Brad Mangin Makes Money Selling Baseball Photos Shot with His iPhone Josh Donaldson, then of the Oakland A’s, now with the Toronto Blue Jays, at spring training, 2014, in Phoenix. “I was lying on the ground with the tiny lens of my iPhone poking through a hole in the netting of the batting cage,” Brad Mangin says. “I wanted a picture that combined some action with th… Link to the full […]

Five Tips for Becoming a Successful Landscape Photographer

Landscape photographer? Watch this! Five Tips for Becoming a Successful Landscape Photographer Landscape photography is a weird genre: there are no people, and unlike something like product photography, it’s pretty much up to you to choose what to shoot and how to shoot it. So, it can often feel a bit nebulous as to how one navigates a world veritably inundated with imagery, particularly when… Link to the full Fstoppers story

Review: The Sony a9 is the Camera of a Wedding Photographer’s Dreams

“What a camera. So, so good. This is everything a wedding photographer has been dreaming of.” Review: The Sony a9 is the Camera of a Wedding Photographer’s Dreams Until 2016, I had photographed weddings using nothing but Nikon cameras. First the D90, then D700, D3s, D4 and then the D4s (while dabbling with the D800, Link to the full PetaPixel story

8 Tips For Better Fall Portrait Photos

Tips for making fall portrait photos that really pop. 8 Tips For Better Fall Portrait Photos Link to the full Popular Photography story

Nikon D850 Could Be First DSLR with a Hybrid Viewfinder, Rumor Says

This could be a game-changer. Nikon D850 Could Be First DSLR with a Hybrid Viewfinder, Rumor Says The first photos of the upcoming Nikon D850 leaked yesterday, and quite a few features and specs were gleaned from them. But there’s one speculation that c Link to the full PetaPixel story

Photographing a $2,500,000 Car with a $50,000 Camera

NYC required police to be present during this photo shoot. Photographing a $2,500,000 Car with a $50,000 Camera How would you go about photographing a $2.5 million car? That’s the challenge photographer Richard Thompson faced last year when he was tasked with shootin Link to the full PetaPixel story

Tips From a Pro: Shoot Kid Photography That’s Authentic, Not Cheesy

Zoe Berkovic tells us her tips for better photographs of kids Tips From a Pro: Shoot Kid Photography That’s Authentic, Not Cheesy Link to the full Popular Photography story

Transforming a Boring Photo Into a Dramatic One With Photoshop

How to turn a dull photo into photo art. Transforming a Boring Photo Into a Dramatic One With Photoshop The mere mention of image manipulation may make some photographers cringe, but there’s no denying that some skill with Photoshop can enable you to complete Link to the full PetaPixel story

Portrait photographer Ciro Galluccio used photography and video to create images…

Portrait photographer Ciro Galluccio used photography and video to create images that challenge beauty norms and celebrate the imperfections that make us unique on his thesis project “Defected”. Read more on 500px ISO: http://hubs.ly/H07Y6XB0 Picture: “Golden tears” by Ciro Galluccio Profile: http://hubs.ly/H07Y6BY0 #500px #Imperfections #PortraitPhotography Link to the full 500px story

What’s So Normal About a Normal Lens?: There’s Really a Lot of Variation in Standard Lenses

Y B Normal? What’s So Normal About a Normal Lens?: There’s Really a Lot of Variation in Standard Lenses Karen Shostak inspects the hieroglyphics at the Temple of Hatshepsut in Egypt. The natural perspective of a normal lens helps to connect the environment and the subject. © Seth Shostak It wasn’t so long ago when every camera came with what’s called a normal lens. This, of course, didn’t refer to its… Link to the full Shutterbug Magazine story

Making Something Cool When Your Environment Is Boring

Boring environment? No problem! Making Something Cool When Your Environment Is Boring Have you ever felt that certain photographers and film makers just get the great shots because they get to go to some super locations? Or because they get commissioned by the top brands to have all the best lighting and equipment? A guy called Brandon Li had almost the same experience. He travels to… Link to the Fstoppers story

Photos of Europe’s Most Spellbinding Libraries

This photographer hunted down Europe’s most beautiful libraries. Photos of Europe’s Most Spellbinding Libraries Nestled away in some of Europe’s most culture-rich cities are libraries that have stood the test of time. They are filled from floor to ceiling with books Source

Aspects of Photography – Psychology of Colour – YouTube

Aspects of Photography – Psychology of Colour – YouTube We are surrounded by colour everywhere and our senses perceive these colours in a way that can add a mood to the setting or invoke a personal emotion dependent on the dominant colour in the scene. When composing a scene in photography you can use these colours to enhance a particular feeling or mood that you want to convey. Colours can be bold and bright or pastel subdued shades and these […]

Want to see your photo as the cover of 500px’s Facebook page? We’re looking for …

Want to see your photo as the cover of 500px’s Facebook page? We’re looking for pictures displaying love in all forms: Weddings, LGBT pride, engagement photos, anything that warms your heart! For a chance to be featured: 1. Upload your love-themed photo on 500px 2. Share it on social media (Facebook/Twitter) 3. Tag the 500px page and use the hashtag #500pxCoverPhoto 4. Don’t forget to share your pictures PUBLICLY so that we can see it! Picture: “Long LOVE (83 Year)” […]

Maps and Other Photographers To Locate Your Landscape Locations

Using Google Maps and Other Photographers To Locate Your Landscape Locations | Fstoppers We have all been there: you see an image online that gives you the best perspective of a location but you have no idea exactly where it is located. Sometimes the photographer lists the location on social media, but more often they leave you wondering where exactly they were standing. Last week I set out to film a time-lapse of one of the most photographed skylines in the […]

No “Gear”-riority Complex Here!

Unfortunately, I own a lot of high-end camera gear. Why “unfortunately?” Well – I have concluded that a substantial portion of my energy is spent on selecting and fussing with equipment. Which camera body? What lens? What settings? And then there is whatever is left for actually shooting. It just doesn’t seem to make sense sometimes. Yes – there are both advantages and fascinations associated with certain equipment. However, if at the end of the day the result of all […]

Tunnels Of Love

These are some of the most amazing pictures of a subway system I have ever seen. So how does one turn a metro system into something visually captivating? Well, it certainly doesn’t hurt when the subject is an architectural phenomenon as are the case in Chris Forsyth’s images. However, all train stations, new and old, have elements that can be pleasing or interesting to the eye. To start, train stations are loaded with interesting parallel lines that all lead to somewhere. […]

Walls Are For Pictures…

These photos remind us that the only walls we need to build, are walls to hang photos that recall our too easily forgotten history. Our memories are short and photography is one of the few means that can overcome this disability. When we forget the past, we are doomed to repeat it or in this case, doomed not to. Undocumented Mexican migrant workers allowed Americans to continue their lifestyle through difficult years and how quickly we have forgotten. Seemingly, we have not […]

Images That Force Us To Look Into The Mirror

Selfies, advertising, and other staged photography all too often portray a false or fabricated depiction of our society. It is a no wonder that we don’t necessarily feel the immediate pressure to radically change our increasingly violent identity. Yet, images from around the world tell the true story of what we are becoming – Desensitized to violence. Understandably, who doesn’t want to live in “wonderland” like Alice, where we can shut this painful darkness out from our daily lives. However, the […]

A Photo And A Story That Will Lift Your Heart To Heaven!

This Man Rode a Bike From India to Sweden—for Love – National Geographic As a member of one of India’s lowest castes, he had no hope of escaping poverty and discrimination. This Man Rode a Bike From India to Sweden—for Love – National Geographic thumbnail courtesy of nationalgeographic.com

Photos Prove That Nothing Is Ordinary

The Atlantic’s Photos of the Week A bull shark stranded by Cyclone Debbie in Australia, Vladimir Putin in Franz Josef Land, an Ogoh-Ogoh in Bali, and much more. Photos of the Week: 3/25–3/31 thumbnail courtesy of theatlantic.com

Images That Will Raise Your Eyebrows This Glorious Sunday!

Winners of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards – The Atlantic The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has announced the winners of its Open categories and National categories for 2017. This year’s contest attracted 227,596 entries from 183 countries … Winners of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards – The Atlantic thumbnail courtesy of theatlantic.com

Photographer Builds A ‘Photo Ark’ For 6500 Animal Species And Counting – NPR

Photographer Builds A ‘Photo Ark’ For 6500 Animal Species And Counting – NPR Sartore tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross that presenting the animals in the studio, rather than in nature, gives them equal importance in the eye of the viewer. Photographer Builds A ‘Photo Ark’ For 6500 Animal Species And Counting – NPR thumbnail courtesy of npr.org

Getting Above the Chaos: Science, Photography, and Beauty – Reading the Pictures (blog)

Getting Above the Chaos: Science, Photography, and Beauty – Reading the Pictures (blog) Astronomers travel to the high plateau of the Atacama Desert in Chile to get above the moisture, air-borne particulates, and ambient light that distort the night sky at lower and more populated altitudes. Getting Above the Chaos: Science, Photography, and Beauty – Reading the Pictures (blog) thumbnail courtesy of readingthepictures.org

Devotees of Fading Forms of Photography Are Keeping Traditions Alive Across Dallas

Devotees of Fading Forms of Photography Are Keeping Traditions Alive Across Dallas Don’s Used Photo Equipment stands amidst a hardened strip of industry on Irving Boulevard, near what’s now the heart of the Design District. Devotees of Fading Forms of Photography Are Keeping Traditions Alive Across Dallas thumbnail courtesy of dallasobserver.com

Artist Valentina Loffredo’s photography passion develops into first Hong Kong solo exhibition – South China Morning Post

Artist Valentina Loffredo’s photography passion develops into first Hong Kong solo exhibition – South China Morning Post Hong Kong-based Italian artist Valentina Loffredo has taken big steps into the world of the small. The mother-of-two only started experimenting with photography in 2013 when she began posting her pictures on Instagram under the handle @thatsval. Artist Valentina Loffredo’s photography passion develops into first Hong Kong solo exhibition – South China Morning Post thumbnail courtesy of scmp.com

Photographer Joseph Rodriguez Talks About Race, Ethnicity, Culture, and Photography – Marymount Manhattan College News

“Photography is a powerful medium because it not only freezes time, but it has the potential to freeze the mind long enough to full absorb the moment.” -Greg Pai Photographer Joseph Rodriguez Talks About Race, Ethnicity, Culture, and Photography – Marymount Manhattan College News Award-winning photographer Joseph Rodriguez shared his work with students, faculty, and staff in a packed Regina Peruggi Room. Photographer Joseph Rodriguez Talks About Race, Ethnicity, Culture, and Photography – Marymount Manhattan College News thumbnail courtesy of […]

Smile! Wait… Don’t Smile

Now You Know: Why Do People Always Look So Serious in Old Photos? – TIME

Don’t Try This At Home!

Do not try this at home! This photo shoot gives a whole new meaning to “Falling for someone.”

Love Is Power

New Platform Promotes Images Of Black People Engaging In Acts Of Affection – Huffington Post

How to Photograph an Elephant – National Geographic

How to Photograph an Elephant

Whether you are on safari in Africa, visiting a sanctuary, or on a trip to the zoo, the key to a great photograph lies in understanding elephant behavior so that you can photograph—and appreciate—what makes them truly magical. If you have the chance to see them in the wild, it is well worth taking the time to wait and see what unfolds. If you see a baby elephant, don’t leave. How to Photograph an Elephant

Ordinary Life In Iran

These stunningly beautiful photos show what ordinary life in Iran is like – Washington Post

Dizzying Sights From Dizzying Heights

German photographer climbs to dizzying heights, risking life and limb – Imaging Resource

As It Was In The Days Of Noah…

Image of ‘hatred of our times’ wins World Press Photo – Malay Mail Online

Internet Addiction is Killing Your Photography

What I’m getting at in the headline is that the Internet is most likely the cause of your impotence when it comes to productivity. How many people pick up their smartphones and check something online or in an app in the morning, instead of picking up a camera and capturing a sunrise? Internet Addiction is Killing Your Photography thumbnail courtesy of petapixel.com

A Child’s Stare Is Not To Be Ignored

Matthew 18:10 NIV
See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.

Time Flies… Doesn’t It Though?

James 4:14
Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.