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New: Black & White Photo Artistry Course at 60% Off

New: Black & White Photo Artistry Course at 60% Off

Black and white photography just got a lot more exciting… In fact, it got a lot more artistic. Last year, Sebastian Michaels’s Photoshop Artistry Course was one of our most popular deals, and now he’s releasing a much anticipated course on creative black and white photo artistry! We were able to negotiate 60% off for […]

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How to Shoot Portraits Against the Sun

How to Shoot Portraits Against the Sun

It’s a common refrain in photography: “Keep your back to the sun.” You generally want to shoot with the light, so it helps brighten up your image. But shooting against the sun—where the sun is behind your subject, or even visible in the photograph—can lead to great results, too, often with stark shadows and awesome contrast. Here’s a […]

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The Unknown Artist’s Dilemma: Why Keep Photographing When Nobody Seems to Care?

The Unknown Artist’s Dilemma: Why Keep Photographing When Nobody Seems to Care?

Have you ever felt like nobody cares about your art? That every time you upload a photo to Facebook, the only person to “like” it is your mother? Maybe your cousins? A few friends on Flickr? You’re not alone. So many artists of all sorts—photographers, filmmakers, painters, writers—get discouraged by the lack of immediate interest. The world of […]

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Light for Photographers

Light for Photographers

Light is the essence of photography. It’s not things that we photograph, but the light they reflect. Without light, there is no photography. The way things look to us and the camera is entirely dependent on the light that reaches them. People talk about the “quality” of light, but in fact this is a combination […]

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A Complete Behind-the-Scenes Video of How to Shoot Simple Headshots

A Complete Behind-the-Scenes Video of How to Shoot Simple Headshots

One of the most difficult parts of entering an industry is getting to see how the industry actually works. There are internships and apprenticeships, of course—but those don’t pay well, if at all. How else can you see a professional at work, to really comprehend how the system functions? For a (mostly) uncut, thoroughly detailed look at […]

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Football Photography Tips and Techniques

Football Photography Tips and Techniques

American football photography offers challenges which are very different than those of traditional photography. In this article, I will introduce you to helpful techniques to get you up to speed with gear and technique, so you can catch the winning touchdown this fall! Equipment A fast DSLR camera and lens are an absolute must. The […]

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Beginner Tips for Fine Art Macro Photography

Beginner Tips for Fine Art Macro Photography

Macro photography is not only fun, but it can produce some of the most stunning images out there. The way you can get incredibly detailed close-up shots of flower petals, raindrops, insects—beautiful up-close and personal glimpses into everything Mother Nature has to offer. But, there’s beauty in everyday inanimate objects, too; you just have to […]

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A Stop Motion Parisian Love Story on Stationary Bikes

A Stop Motion Parisian Love Story on Stationary Bikes

One morning in Paris, when everyone else is rushing off to work, a young man gets on his stationary bike and takes a leisurely ride through the bustling streets. While enjoying the slow, laid back ride, he encounters a young woman on her own stationary bike. It’s love at first sight for him, and the […]

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3 Easy Ways to Instantly Improve Your Photography

3 Easy Ways to Instantly Improve Your Photography

Digital camera technology is improving at a rapid pace. It’s easier than ever before to take a correctly exposed, correctly focused photo. Yet most people’s photos just look like snapshots. They’re a long way from the beautiful photos you see in magazines. I’m a professional photographer based in London and I’d like to share with […]

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How to Photograph Windsurfers with Off-Camera Flash

How to Photograph Windsurfers with Off-Camera Flash

Stormy weather makes for the best of images. The worse the weather becomes, the more breath-taking the images tend to be. To prove the point, Red Bull Illume photographer Jaanus Ree headed out to the beach on a stormy afternoon. By the time the weather turned bad and the surf got really strong an important […]

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