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Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2017  |  0 comments

The remarkable story of American street photographer Vivian Maier began in 2009 shortly after her death when Chicago native John Maloof purchased what turned out to be a treasure trove of undeveloped film and negatives made by the previously unknown photographer.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 07, 2017  |  0 comments

The B&W Child Photography Contest is an international competition that has resulted in many gorgeous images since its inception three years ago. The contest is judged twice each year, and the stunning images you see here were named winners in the second half of the 2016 competition.

Jan-Ole Schmidt  |  Mar 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Everyone has at least one folder of images labeled “my best shots,” or something to that effect, on their computers. The images run the gamut from stunning landscapes and sunsets to great family portraits, travel images from your last vacation, amazing street scenes, work from client assignments, and so much more. 

 |  Mar 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Every so often a little eye candy helps to get your day off to a good start, and the beautiful video below is all you’ll need for today. The stunning 42-second clip shows freediver Kimi Werner exploring an underwater cave off the coast of Oahu.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Daniel Arnold is a celebrated New York street photographer with over 135,000 fans on Instagram. In the two videos below, you’ll not only see Arnold in action, but pick up some valuable tips on improving your street photography.

Maria Piscopo  |  Mar 03, 2017  |  0 comments

While previously thought of as a niche, boudoir photography is now a thriving way for photographers to make a living. Usually a gift to a loved one or one’s self, boudoir photography consists of an intimate photo of a woman or man suggestively covered or even fully nude. Although the photographers I interviewed all have different businesses, they all have one thing in common: tremendous kindness and compassion. Thanks to the following photographers for sharing how they have made their businesses a success: Mariah Carle, Lynn Clark, Lindsay Rae D’Ottavio, Megan Drane, Kristi Elias, and Mistie Simone.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday in March throughout most of the US. Despite the nonsensical grumbles about losing an hour of sleep, this annual event is a reason to celebrate. It heralds the first hint of spring—and if that’s not enough—it brings us an extra hour of useable light before dinnertime. It also stands to remind us to clean out the tackle box, as it were, to get things in order for another wonderful summer of photography.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Everyone reading this has likely shot a sunset in their lifetime. And if you don’t mind getting up early, you’ve probably tried to capture a sunrise too. But how many of your images of sunrises and sunsets are truly exceptional?

Ron Leach  |  Feb 27, 2017  |  0 comments

We often turn to Peter McKinnon for his quick and energetic tips on improving both videos and still images, and in the helpful tutorial below he reveals five secrets that will immediately improve the quality of your videos.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers are familiar with the notion of photographing small children and pets from a low angle (at their eye level) to make them feel more comfortable. But in this interesting tutorial from Ted Forbes, you’ll learn why taking this approach can add drama to all kinds of images.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Were he alive today, 19th-century pointillism pioneer Georges Seurat might resent the comparison, but here’s a weird “multipoint pinhole camera” made from thousands of drinking straws that creates images that really do resemble the pointillist paintings of yesteryear.

Scott Kelby  |  Feb 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Got Questions About Photography? Professional Photographer and Photoshop Expert Scott Kelby Has Got Answers.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Every photographer would like to receive recognition for the skill and hard work that goes into making great images, and one way to get some kudos is by entering and winning photo contests. In the video below, professional shooter Lorenz Holder shares his secrets for doing just that.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Japanese Instagram photographer hot.kenobi has earned almost 47,000 followers who take pleasure and a bit of escapism in the humorous, surreal images he creates from action figures. His alternate universe conveys an explosive sense of movement, with a healthy dose of humor thrown in for good measure.

Seth Shostak  |  Feb 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Shooting color used to be simple: you just dialed in your white balance and fired away. Excepting the rare cases where the colors had to be spot on (such as in fashion photography), this straightforward approach was close enough for most types of photography.

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