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Dan Havlik  |  Apr 11, 2018  |  0 comments

If you want to shoot street photography but don’t know quite where to begin, here’s a great tutorial from our friends at COOPH on how to capture your local urban landscape. In the video below, Olympus Visionary Niklas Nischke teams up with COOPH to share his “8 tips for framing and composing in the city.”

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 10, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever tried to set up your own photography studio, you’ve probably run into a few problems, pro photographer Jessica Kobeissi notes in the below tutorial video.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Apr 04, 2018  |  0 comments

Nicolas Bruno was 15 years old when everything changed. His restful sleep became something very different, something called sleep paralysis. Conscious, his eyes open, he was unable to move, unable to stop the terrifying dreams and hallucinations in which he was pursued and tormented.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 04, 2018  |  0 comments

Many of you are familiar with the Eve Arnold quote, “It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.” But let’s face it: If you haven’t set up your camera correctly, it’s pretty difficult to capture great photographs. 

Ron Leach  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  0 comments

We like to keep things simple after hectic holiday weekends; so today we’re bringing you three quick “five tips“ tutorials that will improve your photography without a huge learning curve. In this first video, you’ll pick up one pro’s five favorite camera hacks in just two minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s an old saying that you’re not a “real photographer” until you switch the camera’s mode dial from Auto to Manual. While we think that notion is somewhat overblown, there are definitely advantages to manual photography.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a quick photo primer from an accomplished pro, with three simple tips that will help you shoot better photographs. So stop what you’re doing, invest three minutes in watching this tutorial, and up your photo game now!

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2018  |  0 comments

You’ve no doubt noticed that virtually every professional photographer on the planet has a website to showcase his or her work. But a strong online presence isn’t just for pros, and this quick video explains how you can create a website of your own without a lot of hassle.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Mar 29, 2018  |  0 comments

Stephen Wilkes carried the idea of day-to-night images for a long time. The seed was planted when he photographed the cast and crew of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet for Life magazine.

Jack Neubart  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  0 comments

“Every Picture Tells a Story.” You’ve no doubt heard Rod Stewart’s song, but, as you head out the door with your camera, do you ever stop to mull over what these words mean? What, you ask yourself, am I saying with each frame? Do I need to shoot more frames to fashion the message I want the world to see and hear? And finally, you may be asking yourself, do I need to bathe the pictures in a wash of words or should I let them speak for themselves?

Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Benjamin Jaworskyj is a German landscape photographer whose tutorials typically involve shooting techniques for making better outdoor photos. But for this video, he takes a look inside the camera to explain how different light metering modes work.

Suzanne Driscoll  |  Mar 27, 2018  |  0 comments

“I really do not consider myself to be a storyteller,” Jay Maisel says. “Pictures are basically anecdotal anyway.” In his studio full of artifacts and mounted photos from his travels around the world, Maisel is happy to reflect on his 63 years of personal and commercial photography work.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Today is National Puppy Day; an annual celebration founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige, who says, “Puppies are the most trusting and joyous creatures on the planet.” To help celebrate the occasion, we thought we’d bring you the following short film, with a day in the life of pet photographer extraordinaire Elias Weiss Freidman.

 

Ron Leach  |  Mar 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Just because you have a camera with a fast and accurate autofocus system, and a bag of lenses to match, that doesn’t mean you should simply depress the shutter button half-way and wait for the green LED to light up. As you’ll see in this tutorial, there’s a lot more to sharp photos than that.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 22, 2018  |  0 comments

In an age when fast food coffee cups are marked “Caution: Hot” it’s unfortunate that some of the hidden hazards photographers encounter don’t have warning signs. Forewarned is forearmed, as wise men say. Or as I like to say, sometimes the difference between a disaster and a minor annoyance is knowledge, experience and preparation—or accidentally stumbling upon some obscure piece of advice on the internet.

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