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Large Format Photography Project Focuses on Girlhood
Large Format Photography Project Focuses on Girlhood
Sometimes it takes time to see what your images mean in the grand scheme of things. Discovering that theme can lead to powerful stories that can inspire others. Photographer Angela Strassheim‘s latest exhibit, Project Atrium, illustrates the transition from a child to adult.
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How to Pose and Photograph Newborn Babies
How to Pose and Photograph Newborn Babies
One of several things to keep in mind is that a sleeping baby is much easier to pose and photograph than one who is awake. Cotta uses white noise as a lullaby to keep the baby from waking. You should also turn off your camera’s focus confirm beep. Most new cameras have a silent mode that reduces the burst speeds but is much quieter. If you’re working with a mirrorless system, just turn off any sounds and you’re set.
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How to Shoot Dramatic Portraits in Dark Locations
How to Shoot Dramatic Portraits in Dark Locations
The advantage of using a really deep parabolic umbrella in a shoot like this is that it’s, well, deep. That means you can really focus the light on your subject without spilling any of it on to the background. In this case the background had a lot of distracting elements, such as paint shifts, banners, and items that really did not add anything to the images.
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The Passion, Process, and Reward of Shooting Street Photography on Film
The Passion, Process, and Reward of Shooting Street Photography on Film
Wagner loves that he can have a voice and speak through his images. He shoots film because it challenges him—you have to know what you’re shooting; know your distance from the subject when you’re walking down the street so you know if you can hit your focus, know the light.
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Advice from a Travel Photographer: Focus on the Journey
Advice from a Travel Photographer: Focus on the Journey
World-renowned photojournalist Steve McCurry has spent many years traveling around and photographing the unique and vibrant people and sights of India. In his travels, he’s learned that the best photos don’t always happen after arriving at the destination, but along the way.
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In-Depth Milky Way Timelapse Tutorial for Beginners
In-Depth Milky Way Timelapse Tutorial for Beginners
The thing that you need to keep in mind is that you’ll need some experience in astrophotography before you tackle a timelapse. Finding your way around in pitch darkness isn’t that easy, nor is manually setting your focus and all the accompanying issues that come with night sky photography.
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6 Tips for Beautiful Candid Photography
6 Tips for Beautiful Candid Photography
Candid photography focuses on what the subject is naturally doing and not on what the subject must be doing. It is a photo similar to that of a stolen shot. Most images taken in candid photography are of people not looking directly at the camera.
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How to Take Better Photos of Christmas Lights
How to Take Better Photos of Christmas Lights
Here is an article describing how you can get better photos of Christmas lights. I’ve focused on the tree, but these concepts will work for most any lighting display.
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Argentum: Body Art Photography
Argentum: Body Art Photography
Inspired by the abstract bronzes of Brancusi, the watercolors of Rodin, and the verve of Degas’ ballet sketches, Argentini has developed his own unique aesthetic of the human form—one which transcends the concepts of individualism and sexuality, inspiring instead an impersonal celebration of finesse and beauty. In a world that seems to be more and more sex focused, it’s inspiring to see body art that takes a different tact.
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Interesting Photo of the Day: Seal Coming Up for Air
Interesting Photo of the Day: Seal Coming Up for Air
Like this seal, photographer and biologist Paul Nicklen was born and raised along the icy banks of northern Canada—Baffin Island to be exact. His home and his upbringing led him to a career exploring the frosty ends of the earth, with a special focus on the delicate relationships between marine life and healthy polar environments.
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10 Things Successful Photographers Do Before They Press the Shutter
10 Things Successful Photographers Do Before They Press the Shutter
This article will not focus on the practical aspect of becoming a successful photographer. Instead, we will attempt to get into the heads of successful photographers and try to find out how they think.
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A Rare Glimpse at Canon's Monstrous 1200mm Lens in Action
A Rare Glimpse at Canon's Monstrous 1200mm Lens in Action
Thanks to MPB Photographic, the Canon 1200mm f/5.6 L lens—the largest and rarest auto-focusing lens in the world—made it to London for a shoot that took it to some of the most iconic attractions in the city.
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The Golden Ratio vs. The Rule of Thirds: Which is Best?
The Golden Ratio vs. The Rule of Thirds: Which is Best?
The four intersecting points are considered the “sweet spots.” Placing the subject of focus at any one of those intersecting spots or along the grid lines makes the whole composition appear a whole lot better.
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How to Create Selective Focus in Lightroom
How to Create Selective Focus in Lightroom
One of the most important aspects in composing a great photo lies in directing the viewer’s eye to exactly the place we want to highlight. There are a number of ways to do this while taking the shot: using leading lines, controlling the depth of field, using a tilt shift lens, etc.
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The Importance of Light – Why Digital Isn’t a Substitute for Knowledge
The Importance of Light – Why Digital Isn’t a Substitute for Knowledge
Of all the crucial factors in photography, nothing is more important than light. Without light (whether natural or artificial) there is no photograph! The central tenants of photography – ISO, shutter speed and aperture are all focused around controlling the amount of light that enters the camera.
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