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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 can all have a completely different psychological effect on the viewer.You’ve probably never thought about color in this way. That’s partly why it’s called the psychology of color. It is truly a powerful part of communicating, which is used on a daily basis in selling products. You’re probably saying this is all well and good, but what does it really have to do with your photography? Well why not use the same principles to help sell your message, your photograph or photography? I bet that if you look at your favorite photographs, whether your own or someone else’s, and you look at the colors and then read the above definitions, you’ll soon discover just how important color really is.

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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 world.

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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 my work is the almighty image, have I really been faithful to pursuing my potential and the potential of the moment if I haven’t given nearly all my time to the capture itself?

I don’t think there is a black and white (forgive the pun) viewpoint here. I just think it is a question all amateur and pro photographers should challenge themselves to ask. As importantly, and as inspirations to the rest of the world taking millions of photos a day, we should acknowledge that ultimately it is not the equipment, but an appreciation for the art and/or significance of a photograph that matters most.

Pro Photographers with Amateur Gear vs. an Amateur with Pro Gear – PetaPixel (blog)

The photographers at Mango Street wanted to show that it generally takes more than “pro” camera gear to shoot “pro” photos, so they decided to do a shootout to test this. Pro Photographers with Amateur Gear vs. an Amateur with Pro Gear – PetaPixel (blog)

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“My Camera Was Like A Shield”

‘My camera was like a shield,’ says Syrian war photographer – Deutsche Welle

Karam al-Masri was shot, spent time in an “IS” prison and lost relatives to the violence in Syria. Now in exile, the photographer can’t get the images of war out of his head – and can’t wait to get back to the field. Karam al-Masri (AFP/Getty Images). ‘My camera was like a shield,’ says Syrian war photographer – Deutsche Welle

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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. Such geometry lends itself to producing cool perspective shots that vanish into somewhere or nowhere, or lead to a destination that is sharp in focus or blurred and blended into the background. Most stations do not offer the same menagerie of color as those featured in Chris’ gallery. However, nearly all have curious lighting that create all sorts of color casts that span the full range of color temperature. From the subtle bulb-lit sign to the powerful florescent fixtures that flood the space. Easily a lack of vibrant color can be substituted with shadows and highlights of blue to yellow light which can add mystery and contrast to the image.

Finally, what do ALL train stations have that can bring photography to life? TRAINS of course! And one can have a field day with the motion caused by a train entering or leaving the platform as well as the action and expressions of people sprinting in and out.

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I did and get inspired to go “down under” for a day of metro station photography!

Photographer Chris M. Forsyth Exposes the Beauty of the Metro System – Interior Design

Photographer Chris M. Photographer Chris M. Forsyth Exposes the Beauty of the Metro System – Interior Design

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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 only forgotten to be grateful, but have also neglected the important role they play in today’s economy and social tapestry.

Long-Lost Photos Reveal Life of Mexican Migrant Workers in 1950s America – TIME

World War II affected the U.S. labor market in countless ways, but in the farms of the South and West, the impact was perhaps most visible when harvest time arrived. With American workers off fighting and therefore hard to come by, Mexican farm workers… Long-Lost Photos Reveal Life of Mexican Migrant Workers in 1950s America – TIME

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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 downside is quite costly when we don’t allow ourselves to experience the true world around us. As photographers, we have a tremendous responsibility to use our craft to depict our changing society in ways that may be painful to capture and share, but necessary in order to keep our world real and responsive.

Photography Pulitzers Recognize Aftermath of Violence Here and Abroad

Mr. Berehulak said he offered to go to the Philippines after discussing the president’s bloody crackdown with David Furst, The Times’s International photo editor. Soon after, Mr. Furst assigned him – but not a reporter, entrusting Mr. Photography Pulitzers Recognize Aftermath of Violence Here and Abroad

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Photographer changes face of autism – KARE

Photographer changes face of autism – KARE

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – The photographer welcoming guests to her Burnsville studio is about to be a guest herself – in Truman Lane’s world. “Hello world,” says Truman, face first in the lens of a visiting television photographer. He hops. He claps. He mugs. Photographer changes face of autism – KARE

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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

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60 Stunning Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The Globe

 

60 Stunning Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The Globe

Nelson Mandela once said: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” And it’s true, education is one of the greatest resources the world has to offer. Unfortunately, young girls and women ― half of world’s the population ― are rarely given the same opportunities as boys to learn, study and succeed.Globally, 65 million girls are not in school. Out of the 774 million people who are illiterate around the world, two-thirds are women. There are 33 million fewer girls in primary school than boys. 60 Stunning Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The Globe

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You Must Remember This; A Kiss Is Not Just A Kiss…

Photographer Curious About Love Snaps Couples Kissing All Over New York City – Bravo (blog)

Photographer Julia Xanthos loves love. The New York based professional photographer finds young couples in love on the city streets and documents it for a site she created, called YoungLove. Photographer Curious About Love Snaps Couples Kissing All Over New York City – Bravo (blog)

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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)

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‘Part of our legacy’: Photography project gives Edmonton refugees new family portraits – CBC.ca

‘Part of our legacy’: Photography project gives Edmonton refugees new family portraits – CBC.ca

Photography project gives Edmonton refugees new family portraits. ‘I want these memories to stay with us a long time’. By Wallis Snowdon, CBC News Posted: Feb 10, 2017 1:26 PM MT Last Updated: Feb 10, 2017 1:29 PM MT. ‘Part of our legacy’: Photography project gives Edmonton refugees new family portraits – CBC.ca

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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

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Twillingate and The Isles Photography Group focuses on natural beauty – The Pilot

Twillingate and The Isles Photography Group focuses on natural beauty – The Pilot

Every year thousands of tourists flock to the scenic communities on the northeast coast of Newfoundland. The promise of whale and iceberg sightings, as well as the beauty in the rugged landscape, attracts people from all over the world. Twillingate and The Isles Photography Group focuses on natural beauty – The Pilot

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Robert Cumming, The Secret Life of Objects – The Eye of Photography

Robert Cumming, The Secret Life of Objects – The Eye of Photography

The Museum of Modern Art announced Stephen Shore, the first U.S. survey to encompass the entirety of… 17 February 2017. Laurent Henrion, Picto Prize for Young Fashion Photography recipient, exhibited in Paris. Robert Cumming, The Secret Life of Objects – The Eye of Photography

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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

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Smile! Wait… Don’t Smile

This is such a fascinating article. Comparing the photography of subjects from long ago to today is something we should probably do more often. This particular mystery tells a lot about our modern evolution in front of the camera. Quite the contrary from long ago, we are totally obsessed with our appearance. In addition, the popularity of the “forced” selfie smile suggests that we are a very different culture today. Perhaps, more self-absorbed and vain; more synthetic and commoditized.  This is one topic where there is more much to it than meets the eye.

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

Some dismiss the idea that bad teeth could have been a possible cause for early photography’s close-lipped images, since that was a common condition and wouldn’t have necessarily been noteworthy at the time. Now You Know: Why Do People Always Look So Serious in Old Photos? – TIME

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Don’t Try This At Home!

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

Model Dangled Off 1,000ft Skyscraper for Reckless Photo Shoot

Russian model Viktoria Odintsova is being harshly criticized online for a photo shoot she did that involved handling by one arm from the edge of a 1,000-foot-tall skyscraper in Dubai… with apparently no permission and no safety equipment. Model Dangled Off 1,000ft Skyscraper for Reckless Photo Shoot

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Making It Real – The Refugee Crisis

A lot of jibber jabber about the problem of refugees on social media. Images however, for those who care to see, start to bring the problem home and make it real. I pray this article and these images perform an angioplasty on the hearts of those who have turned their head away from this tragedy. This is not their problem. This is everyone’s problem.

Photographer Captures Life In A Refugee Camp During Trump’s Travel Ban – Konbini US

Photographer Captures Life In A Refugee Camp During Trump’s Travel BanThe global refugee crisis is considered the greatest humanitarian disaster of our time. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, over 65 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes by conflict and persecution in 2015. Photographer Captures Life In A Refugee Camp During Trump’s Travel Ban – Konbini US

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Love Is Power

The most powerful force on earth is the divine ability to love one another and express it in nearly infinite ways. Blessed are those of us that embrace and promote love over any other emotion.

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

“Black Love Power” aims to reimagine and reflect the many ways black love can be experienced and perceived. 02/14/2017 08:28 am ET | Updated 6 hours ago. 6.3k. Lilly Workneh Black Voices Senior Editor, The . New Platform Promotes Images Of Black People Engaging In Acts Of Affection – Huffington Post

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We Don’t Have to Have Sight To Truly See

Psalm 146:8
The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises up those who are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous;

Unique vision from a blind photographer – Bristol24/7

She may be registered blind, but a 15-year-old student fills her Instagram account – @a_blind_photographer – with delicately composed and colourful photographs. Though Roesie Percy cannot see details, she can see shapes and colours. Unique vision from a blind photographer – Bristol24/7

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How to Photograph an Elephant – National Geographic

Not everyone will have a chance to photograph an elephant, but if you do… Well, here are some tips for you.

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

 Check out a few of my elephant captures at the Gallery Shop links below:

Ordinary Life In Iran

With Iran in the news seemingly everyday, I think it is important for us to pursue a deeper level of understanding about who Iranians are beyond the 24/7 news cycle portrayal. In fact, we ALL benefit as a global community when we open up our hearts and minds to learning more about one another. No single person, much less a group of people, are defined by sound bites. There is a wealth of depth, diversity, and commonality which serves to bring us closer together in so many ways that are more powerful than a “news story” that seeks to separate us.

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

Photographic work coming out of Iran isn’t necessarily a rarity. These stunningly beautiful photos show what ordinary life in Iran is like – Washington Post

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Under The Sea… Under The Sea…

Genesis 1:9
Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.

In pictures: Stunning images of sea life from the Underwater Photography of the Year 2017 – Yahoo News UK

These amazing images were snapped in extreme conditions by talented photographers with a keen eye. They all feature in the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017 competition, which showcases the best images below the surface. In pictures: Stunning images of sea life from the Underwater Photography of the Year 2017 – Yahoo News UK

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Dizzying Sights From Dizzying Heights

Genesis 11:4
Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”

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

Most teenagers are busy with school, spending time with friends, playing sports and video games, etc., but not Andrej Ciesielski. The German teenager was climbing skyscrapers at age 15. Ironically, he was afraid of heights. German photographer climbs to dizzying heights, risking life and limb – imaging resource

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As It Was In The Days Of Noah…

Matthew 24:37
As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

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

Image of ‘hatred of our times’ wins World Press PhotoMevlut Mert Altintas shouts after shooting Andrei Karlov the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at an art gallery in Ankara December 19, 2016. Image of ‘hatred of our times’ wins World Press Photo – Malay Mail Online

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Photographing the President: A Look Back at Every White House Photographer

The importance of presidential photography cannot be understated in today’s visual world. Although the bulk of photography since the inception of regular presidential photography in the 1950s still consists of “grip and grin” photo ops, White House photographers have sought to capture a more intimate look at the leader of the free world. Photographing the President: A Look Back at Every White House Photographer

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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.

PHOTOS: Young People Look You In The Eye And Open Up Their Souls – NPR

His name is Katlehong Matsenen. He’s 18. And when you look at his portrait, he seems to be looking right back at you. The photograph of Matsenen (above) by Claudio Rasano took top honors in this year’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. PHOTOS: Young People Look You In The Eye And Open Up Their Souls – NPR

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When You Pass Through Waters…

Isaiah 43:2
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;

Top Swimming Photos From 2016 – Swimming World Magazine

The staff at Swimming World would like to extend a huge “Thank You!” to all of the photographers who contributed photos to in 2016. Top Swimming Photos From 2016 – Swimming World Magazine

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