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Should we colorize historic black and white images? More…
Lesley Martin explains how self-publishing is pushing everyone's creativity for the better; which paper makes for a gorgeous book; how the shifting models for funding and distribution are changing how photobooks reach our shelves; and why photographers need to know their work. More…
Cynical Or Open Minded? Company Uses "Diversity In Fashion" Portraits In Catalog More…
No matter how much energy you have going into a project, it's likely that at some point you'll run out of steam. More…
So how can you go about learning photography, improving your abilities. What is the best way to better your image making? Like most things in life, the two main options are education and experience, so what is the best option for you? More…
Not too long ago we talked about 5 Reasons Why Not to Become a Professional Photographer. This got me thinking, "what are the good reasons just to be a photographer?" More…
Publications are no longer the place where photography is consumed, social media is. The so called professional market has become an infinitesimal portion of the marketplace. The big Internet companies have understood it and are waging a take no prisoners battle to control it. More…
People who would consider it a bizarre breach of conduct to expect anyone to give them a haircut or a can of soda at no cost will ask you, with a straight face and a clear conscience, whether you wouldn't be willing to write an essay or draw an illustration for them for nothing More…
This time of year, when new digital cameras are being released left and right, is a great opportunity to look back on those pioneering shooters that led the charge from photochemical to digital supremacy. More…
How We Can All Learn from the Creativity of a Child More…
If cameras had never been invented, history, events, and remembrances would probably have been relegated to ancient and unreliable methods of recording and disseminating information: drawings, statuary, tapestry and hearsay. More…
There's always a need to interpret a scene in an elevated manner. The more photographers that I work with, the more the difference between an amateur "Instagrammer" and a professional photographer becomes clear. More…
If you're a photographer with your photography online, you have probably experienced a request or two to use your own work for free. In this article, I will discuss three tips that you can use to get paid for your photography. More…
The rapid and seemingly unstoppable rise of digital photography has also led to the rapid rise of the Photographic Competition More…
What Makes a Pro? Lessons Leaned from 2 Years Giving Cheap Cams to Pro Photogs More…

Tips, Techniques &
Technology ...

The Box - How To Build, Light & Shoot A Photography Set On A Budget More…
What is Bounce Rate, And Should Photographers Care? More…
Let's chat about photographing a bridal party. I'm asked how I work with large groups, how long it takes, and how to be creative in a time crunch. More…
My name is Mark Gvazdinskas (AKA "Silent G") and one small piece of dark glass has changed my photography and how I see the world. Forever. More…
Images that tell a story, that convey a message, that elicit an emotional response are more powerful and long lasting - much like the childhood stories!!Here are a few tips to keep in mind to effectively become a "storyteller" with your images. More…
Most people take their subject and place it slap bang in the middle thinking that is the right place to go. How wrong can you get? This article will help you place your subject properly. More…
There are many ways you can photograph newborns, but one thing is for certain: it takes a certain amount of finesse to photograph these tiny little creatures that is beyond an ability to operate a camera and knowledge of photography. More…
Here are my steps to producing repeatable results on sunny f/16 days using manual control flash. More…
In addition to being able to send single images from Lightroom to Photoshop for editing you can also send a series of images to Photoshop to assemble into a panorama. More…
One thing I've noticed about many new photographers is the enthusiasm they have for really learning how to use their camera as well as possible. In some cases, this requires the use of understanding how to shoot in Manual mode. More…
How many times have you said to yourself, "If I could just lighten that one spot in the photo, I would be so happy.?" Aperture users don't have to roundtrip out of the application to accomplish that task. More…
You'll notice a few tools in Lightroom that have a Color Picker built right inside of them. One place is in the Split Toning panel in the Develop module. Also, the Graduated Filter, Adjustment Brush and Radial filter all have them ... More…
High dynamic range photography is still in its infancy as an art form, but it's becoming more and more popular every day. More…
Using a gradient, you can create a gradual blend between two images. This is a useful way to create a special effect or a collage. Learn how to work with layer masks for a nondestructive way to hide pixels in a photo. More…
Photographing Rain Reflections - Take your camera out and photograph the pictures painted by reflections on wet streets. More…
A good craftsman is appreciated; his skill, creativity and professionalism exude quality. Photographing wildlife is no different; the successful photographer must give attention to every aspect of his craft and treat it professionally. More…
Tips For Shooting In The City At Twilight - How to keep safe and shoot great images in the city as the sun goes down. More…

 
Reviews

Along with the Alpha A7 and A7R, Sony also announced the RX10, a premium bridge camera that sports a 24-200mm zoom lens. More…
The Nikon D610 is a new full-frame DSLR camera that updates last year's D600 with a new shutter mechanism, faster 6fps burst shooting and a new Quiet Release Burst mode, and an improved auto white balance system More…
Anders Petersen's black and white contain all the colors of life, the pangs of longing, the shapes of shared memories. As he says, "I do not photograph what I see; I photograph what I feel." More…
I didn't start with any intention to photograph Eli. We would just exchange simple acknowledgments when I passed him by on the steps of my building. He never asked for anything, and I wasn't sure if he even lived on the street. More…
The landscape is often bleak, yet quiet dialogues of nature, beauty and persistence weave throughout, brilliant and unexpected. Beside the carcasses of heavy industry, life continues, colored by the idiosyncrasies raised in long stagnation. More…
Keith Cooper has been looking at Simplify 4, from the range of image processing plugins from Topaz Labs. More…
Review: Google Nik Analog Efex Pro More…
In the David and Goliath battle pitting the dissident artist, photographer and blackjack player Ai Weiwei against the Chinese government, it's clearly an uneven match - the artist is mostly winning. More…
Everybody has been wowed by the image quality of the new Sony A7R, and with good reason. But its doppelganger, the 24.3-megapixel Sony A7 More…
For Nolan, this project (called Waking Up at Walmart) began with a lot of rejection when he tried to photograph the long-term residents of a Walmart in an undisclosed city during winter. More…
5 Must-Read Photography Blogs for the Aspiring Photographer More…
Having a son and being a son are two different things. Christopher Anderson wades into these murky familial waters with his book Son. More…
Photographer Adam Krause was at his local gym when he first met the guys who'd become the subjects of his series "Greenpoint Brooklyn Nazi Skinheads." More…
An early morning tailgate, followed by a ride on horseback up and down the hills of Virginia, and topped off with a huge southern breakfast complete with Jim Beam. More…
Apple quietly released an Aperture update. Before you get excited... it's not Aperture 4 (what many of you have been anxiously waiting for). But there are a handful of additions and bug fixes of note. My commentary after each bullet. More…
Joy Christiansen Erb captures images that are sensory reminders of the details of child bearing and rearing-the stains and marks of momentary states of being. More…
If you've been anxious to find out if the new Sony Alpha 7 and 7R full-frame mirrorless cameras live up to the hype, Rangefinder magazine has just posted an excellent hands-on review of the cameras. More…
Upon first glance, the photographs in Rasen Kaigan / Album appear to document a dystopian horror film set. More…
Both photographers have experienced the sexist and patronizing manner of colleagues and bosses. Yet they have used those experiences to their advantage. I sat down separately with Johnson and Steber to talk about being women in a traditionally male field More…

 
News

Here are some great news for anyone who's been wanting to shoot raw video. Black magic today released their Blackmagic Camera 1.5 which adds RAW capabilities to the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera. More…
A big win for photographers in Canada: as of today, you now officially own the copyright to all your photographs regardless of whether they were commissioned. More…
Adobe Labs just announced that the Lightroom 5.3 Release Candidate is out. The biggest thing you'll find in this "dot" release is support for some new cameras (especially Sony’s A7's and the new Nikon cameras). More…
Leica has announced a partnership with Exclusive Resorts, a private destination club for luxury vacations. The German camera and optics manufacturer invites photographers to submit their best travel photos that capture the "exotic, exhilarating and emotional moments" More…
Tamron announces the development of a revolutionary new Ultra-Telephoto Zoom lens. More…
Photographer Editta Sherman has died. More…
Google must remove from its search results photos of the former Formula One president at a sex party, a French court rules. More…
Nikon today unveiled the Nikon Df, a digital SLR camera that boasts looks inspired by the company's iconic 35mm film cameras. More…
Canon today announce 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3, the firmware is also available for download just after the announcement, the recent release fixes many bugs inside the camera More…
According to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Ricoh has agreed to pay Kodak 76 million Dollars in a patent battle. More…
Park Cameras Expands To London - Park Cameras are heading for London's West End with a new store. More…
Today, Fujifilm is announcing their brand new X-E2 camera-the successor to their X-E1. The new camera has a brand new 16.3MP X Trans II CMOS sensor at its heart. Of course, it's still an APS-C sensor and there is also an EXR II processor to help with image processing. More…
Triggertrap presents the latest version of its remote shutter release and flash trigger, the Redsnap. And it comes with a laser. More…
Nikon Sues Polaroid, Claims the iM1836 Infringes on the Design of the 1 Series More…
It turns out that it does exist: a magazine that prides itself on not altering their models' faces or bodies in Photoshop. More…
Benro has introduced its new S6 Video Monopod, which provides a 13.2 lb payload capacity as well as a 4-step counterbalance for working with heavier cameras and longer lenses. More…
Today and Updated: A Conversation with Rep. Howard Berman on the Past and Future of Copyright Legislation More…
Ricoh Unveils the Pentax K-3, a Beast of an APS-C Shooter with a Selectable AA Filter More…
Bill Eppridge, who photographed Robert Kennedy's campaign and assassination, The Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, Woodstock and countless other major stories for LIFE Magazine, Sports Illustrated and other publications, died early this morning of complications from an infection. He was 75. More…
In light of the heated debate over post-processing sparked by the winner of World Press Photo of the Year 2012 award, the Amsterdam-based organization has chosen to implement some rule changes before it asks for this year's entries in a couple of months time. More…
Picsurge website lets you share massive galleries of photos - without having to sign up for anything More…

 

 

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