Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a self-portrait that looks professionally done. Whether you want a professional-looking photo for social media, professional sites, or personal use, it can be helpful to know a few […]
Extreme Photography: Climbing the World’s Tallest Building
An quest into the sky for unusual and unique photographic perspectives.
How to Define Yourself as a Photographer
There comes a point in time when you will need to decide what type of photography you like.
What Are “Stops” in Digital Camera Settings?
Probably one of the most misunderstood terms in beginner photography is "stop"
Photography Tips & Tutorials
You’re probably familiar with timelapse photography, in which still photos (taken with a stationary camera) are compiled to create the effect of motion and change. Hyperlapse photography takes the concept a step further, by moving the camera to create an effect similar to a tracking shot. Australian director Selina Miles has used this technique to […]
You load ammo into your camera, aim at your subject, and fire. You are a shooter. Strangely, the way most photographers shoot is vastly different than the way a marksman – specifically, US Marine Corp Snipers – use their rifles. Is there a thing or two we can learn from these expert shooters? Can stealing […]
Have you ever dreamed about quitting your day job to pursue your passion? If you have, you’re certainly not alone. While many contemplate taking that plunge, Eugene Tan turned his hobby of photographing beaches and surfers into the full-time career of his dreams. At the young age of 9, Tan picked up his first camera […]
Departing from the standard “torso-up” headshot portrait, an environmental portrait portrays a subject in a location that lends insight into who the subject is and what he or she is about. Although the headshot portrait is certainly appropriate in some contexts, it is generally agreed that the best portraits are the ones that tell stories. […]
Food photography has a special place in the world of commercial photography because of how unintimidating it can seem at first. Snapshots on mom-and-pop dinner menus and amateur food pictures on Twitter have made anyone believe that they have the artistic eye for food photography. However, anyone who has studied or attempted professional level photography […]