You’re probably aware of Live Photos by now, the interesting iPhone and iPad feature that transforms a regular image capture into a brief movie clip.
There’s an idea that has been perpetuated, however unintentionally, that photographers do one thing and one thing only. The illusion is that someone who carries the title of “professional photographer” must simply make photographs, sell them, and that is the sole source of their income.
Ah, the joys of dealing with difficult clients as a wedding photographer. A dissatisfied newlywed couple in Hong Kong recently sent their wedding photographer a giant 30-page document to point out flaws in bad photos they had received.
Kevin Mathison is an professional photographer and retoucher currently based in Torrance, California, USA. Kevin focuses on portraiture, he shoots marvelous beauty, lifestyle, fashion and fine art portrait photography. Mathison uses Nikon D7000 and Nikon D800 cameras.
I’ve written extensively about it before, but, like most business lessons, the message bears repeating. In a marketplace simply inundated with competition from around the globe, it has never been more important for photographers to find their specific niche in the marketplace.
Popular ports of the Pixel 2’s Google Camera bring Google’s post-processing technologies to a wide range of high-end devices.
Angle is everything. It's often the difference between a mediocre shot and a legendary one. Ansel Adams once said, “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” It turns out he was actually pretty off because it's actually all about where you kneel, lay, and hang.
Kodak's stock price has tripled since Tuesday as the company announced plans to develop a new blockchain-based digital rights management platform for photographers.
As essential as layer masks in Photoshop, blending modes allow you to control the way the program combines and applies different layers, effect, images, and adjustments to your image.
My original 52 Week Challenge in 2016 was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world. In celebration of those who have completed the first challenge, a new challenge is now here!
Thanks to digital photography, everyone has a camera in their pocket and pictures are now instantly accessible and shareable. The only drawback is the hassle of managing so many snaps and all the more apps and services that make it even more confusing.
In this article, I am going to highlight 5 key things that I see portrait photographers doing that I consider to be “in need of improvement.
A large proportion of the readers of Digital Photography School classify themselves as beginners – so we thought it might be helpful to have a page set up that collates some of our Digital Photography Tips for Beginners.
This post will probably sound harsh to some, but I think it’s needed as street photography has a problem.
What an epic week in the world of photography! The folks at Toad Hollow Photography have been collecting links to tutorials, great photography and interesting blogs to share with everyone, and the result of all that work is this week’s list.
If you’re like me, you might have a hard time staying inspired in your photography. Here are 7 tips that have personally helped me. One of the problems I have is that I always blame the location of where I live from preventing me from making great photographs.
There is nothing more classic than black and white street photography. When we look at old street photos of the past, we reminisce on the nostalgic images of Andre Kertesz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, and many others.
Most of us probably have full time jobs that don't allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we'd like.
Cathy Yeulet makes a living travelling the world and taking photos — but she's not an Instagram star. She set up her first company, Banana Stock, which she then sold in 2004. Two years later, she started the company she currently owes her success to, Monkey Business.
When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of the technical advances that we see in use today with computer generated imagery. So, it’s no wonder that he jumped into digital photography.
Your camera’s manual exposure settings can be complicated. Rules of thumb are useful for figuring out the right settings to go with. For example, if you’re out and about taking street photos, use the f/8 rule for your camera’s aperture.
My name is Michael Zwahlen, and I’m a photographer based in Germany. I want to share how I earn money through EyeEm. In the first four months of 2017 alone, the royalties I received through them added up to $1,254.93 and I’m hopeful this will continue to improve.
Photography isn’t as easy as many people assume, but you can learn the basics on your own. And if you need some structured lessons, this 12-module course from Harvard will teach you everything from exposure settings to reading histograms.
Natalie Amrossi’s future is up in the air. She left a burgeoning a career in finance to pursue her interest in photography, and now spends most of her time photographing city skylines from rooftops and copters.
I recently rediscovered an old photography technique that allows you to add surreal color to photos that show movement in the frame. The technique seems to be new in the digital domain, but the technique itself has been known since the early era of digital photography.
If you’ve bought yourself a DSLR and, after unpacking it from the box, you are intimidated by the number of buttons and dials, and by the thickness of the manual, it can be very tempting to put the manual down, flick it onto ‘Auto’ and start shooting.
Can you imagine a world without street photography? Think of the legacy that Doisneau, Cartier-Bresson, and lesser known pioneers of the genre left for us to enjoy for generations to come. We can all play a part in documenting the world around us, one photograph at a time.
When doing photography in general, and in my case travel photography, the use of a photography template can be very beneficial and help improve the overall performance.
In the past, we’ve given you “18 Great Photography Blogs You Should Be Reading,” and “The Best Photography Blogs You Should Be Reading In 2017.
In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself from time to time, have centered around learning to use the camera.
Writers believe that reading is the foundation of good writing. That’s all reading — the good, the mediocre, the bad and the truly awful, with no boundaries placed on where the written word appears, or how or why it was created.
Photographers are a special type of people that usually pay a lot of attention to detail. They’re also known to be patient and perseverant. However, in my opinion, landscape photographers are a unique breed.
No doubt, today’s media and advertising industry heavily exploits “fashion” and “sexy” themes (sometimes indeed too much). Over time public perception of what is acceptable has also broadened. This trend drives the demand and naturally glamour photography is increasing in popularity.
Been wanting to shoot beautiful, long exposures of the starry night sky but don’t know where to start? The folks from Mango Street have shared some quick and easy tips to usher you into astrophotography.
Unlike most photography challenges which are just a simple list of ideas, this 52 week challenge is designed to push your photography to the next level. This list is going to be more challenging to complete than a simple 52 week photography challenge list.
Minimalism is a very subjective concept in the art world. The Webster dictionary defines it as follows: A style or technique that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity. Some love it, others hate it, but no one seems to be indifferent.
National Geographic published their first issue 125 years ago in 1888.
Two weeks ago (I know, I'm slow…) on the Improve Photography Facebook fan page, I asked our community what photography tips they wish they would have learned sooner.
When we talk about the Shutter Speed in photography, the first thing that comes to mind is its relationship to Exposure. Shutter speed is an essential part of Exposure Triangle (Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed) and it helps photographers to get perfectly exposed photos.
As images and video become a predominant tool of communication, it's often easy to let eyes glaze and live the old "1000 words" cliché. And as more and more "content creators" (rightfully) flood the internet, it can be difficult to keep up with significant photography and criticism.
The Verge at Work is a series about process. We’re not scientists, and we’re not gurus, we’re just trying to get some work done. The solutions presented here are highly personal, and highly personalized. Not the only way, but our way.
Some are very basic while others go a little deeper – but all have been selected from our archives specifically for beginners and new camera owners. Enjoy. 1. Digital Camera Modes Explained – I spoke with a family friend recently who had just bought a new point and shoot camera.
It’s a question that’s been asked a few times in our forums over the last few months so while I’m not a Pro Wedding Photographer I thought it was time to share a few tips on the topic of Wedding Photography.
This post is written by James Maher – author of The Essentials of Street Photography. Hi, my name is James and I’m recovering from a fear of shooting on the streets.
Dear Lifehacker, I've got this setting called "HDR" on my phone's camera, but I'm still not sure what it does. It's supposed to make my pictures look better, but sometimes my pictures just come out blurry or washed out! Am I doing something wrong?
With this Alison course, Introduction to Digital Photography, you'll learn everything you need to know to master the art and craft of great digital photography. You'll become better acquainted with the basic features of digital cameras and learn how each plays a role in creating great photographs.
It’s probably a source of bemusement for some that Susan Sontag’s venerable 1977 book On Photography still serves as an entry point into the nebulous world of photographic theory for a great many readers.
As another week flies by us all we find Toad Hollow Photography searching all the known corners of the internet, looking for links to the best tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share here with everyone.
Take a look at your favorite travel magazine, and you will notice a pattern in the images. Understanding how to turn a bunch of images into a story – creating series is crucial to any travel photographer.
Serious photographers know that even the best camera phones can’t compete with a DSLR. Provided you know how to use one, that is. The myriad knobs, dials, and settings can intimidate casual users, which explains why two-thirds of non-professionals rarely use anything but full-auto mode.
Whether you’re a pro or an amateur, pack a plastic bag in your bag with your camera the next time you go out to take pictures. This video features five great reasons why you should, including the old rain protection trick and a beautiful soft, weathered effect for your photos.
A podcast could be the best way to learn something new. Curious as to why I’m saying that? Because the length of podcasts are usually pretty short (typically only 20-40 minutes each). They’re also great, because you can tackle several tasks at once.
Have you ever wondered what your travel photos are worth? Most people take travel photos for themselves to remember the experience or share on social media.
Since the taking of the very first photograph in 1826, photography has developed, as it were, in ways hardly imaginable to its first few generations of practitioners.
UK-based photographer Andrew Whyte specializes in dramatic light art and long exposures of the night sky, but some of his most striking work involves helping an inch-high fellow photographer get a good shot.
If you’ve been itching to learn photography but aren’t sure where to start, former Stanford professor and Google teacher Marc Levoy has released his entire course, which includes video lectures, slides, and more online for free.
Loya: Valley of the Yosemite (The Sentinel), c. 1867 – c. 1872. Eadweard Muybridge. Rijksmuseum. Public Domain. Interested in photography? You’re in the right place.
I shoot in some pretty harsh conditions. In fact, I’ve based a large part of my career to being in the cold. For me as a professional, this often means long nights, cold mornings, and camping out in front of a tripod waiting for the conditions to line up.
With another terrific week behind us in the wide world of photography, Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all known corners of the internet for links to the best tutorials, special features and great photography to share here with everyone.
Whenever I teach, I get a lot of requests to review images. Over time, I’ve started to notice that a majority of the mistakes I see come from the same small group of errors that are repeated constantly, particularly by less experienced photographers.
Even if you are an experienced landscape photographer you will know there is lots to consider when approaching the area of long exposure, landscape photography.
Quite often people have asked me: “What are the components of a powerful image?” I gave the question a lot of thought and decided that there’s so much in it that a whole eBook could be written on the topic, which is exactly what I did, with lots of practical examples to illustrate the points.
Before we even get started I should make clear that this is to be used as a last resort effort to save a photograph that can’t possibly be retaken any time soon, not something we should make a habit out of.
Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that Harvard.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution of higher learning in the United States offers a free 12-module online digital photography class.
My first love in photography when I first got my trusty old Minolta SLR as a teenager was landscape photography. There’s something about getting out in nature with the challenge of capturing some of the amazing beauty that you see.