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How to Photograph Wildlife for National Geographic

How to Photograph Wildlife for National Geographic

Wildlife photographer Steve Winter has enjoyed one of the most storied careers in the history of National Geographic. A former photojournalist, he began working with NatGeo in 1991 and has since won dozens of accolades and awards, including first place in the 2014 World Press Photo Awards for nature photography. In this 95-minute video, he gives a [...]

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The Making of a Sports Illustrated Cover: Boston Strong Photo Shoot

The Making of a Sports Illustrated Cover: Boston Strong Photo Shoot

Following the tragedy that occurred at the 2013 Boston Marathon, Sports Illustrated and the city of Boston wanted to pay homage to the victims and their families by dedicating the cover to the event in 2014. In the video clip below, you can have a behind the scenes look into the photo shoot, which involved [...]

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4 Tips for More Interesting Travel Photos

4 Tips for More Interesting Travel Photos

Everyone loves to take photos when they travel. It’s a way to maintain the memories, to share experiences with our friends and families, and, quite simply, a way to prove “I was there.” But let’s face it—not everyone is a great photographer. At one point or another, we’ve all sat through a tedious slide show [...]

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Locking Hearts, Not Jaws: Photographer’s Portraits Help Change Pit Bulls’ Reputation

Locking Hearts, Not Jaws: Photographer’s Portraits Help Change Pit Bulls’ Reputation

There are certainly dangerous “bullies” in the world, but photographer Doug Sonders doesn’t believe that pit bulls and other “aggressive” dog breeds should be named among them. After adopting a pit bull mix rescue named Emma from a local animal shelter, Sonders’ desire to advocate for these so-called “bully” breeds culminated in a portrait project called Not a [...]

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Photography Tips for Using Flash on a Black Background

Photography Tips for Using Flash on a Black Background

Shooting portraits against a black background makes a dramatic statement. It forces the viewer to give the subject their undivided attention, and it can give off a wide range of emotions. However, it also presents lighting challenges for photographers. In this video, photographer Joe McNally demonstrates a simple approach to these challenges: To illustrate the difficulty [...]

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The Story Behind the World’s Most Viewed Photo

The Story Behind the World’s Most Viewed Photo

Believe it or not, the world’s most viewed photograph was created on a whim. You may not recognize the image by its name, “Bliss,” but you’ll know it when you see it. Viewed by over a billion people since it became Windows XP’s default desktop image, “Bliss” has long been the subject of speculation as many doubted [...]

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3 Reasons to Use Old Camera Lenses

3 Reasons to Use Old Camera Lenses

I know it. You know it. Everyone knows it. Technology moves fast–almost frustratingly fast. Everyone also has that one story about their new and ludicrously expensive computer, TV, or camera, only to find out that within six months it isn’t all that new or expensive. We can’t all keep up with the rat race. In [...]

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Can You Photograph Sound? An Introduction to Schlieren Flow Visualization

Can You Photograph Sound? An Introduction to Schlieren Flow Visualization

Ever wonder what sound looks like? To many, that may sound impossible, but thanks to the science behind the Schlieren Flow Visualization it’s possible to photograph the movement of sound waves. These sound waves–not to be confused with the computer generated graphics we are all familiar with, travel at a speed of 761 mph—the speed [...]

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How to Use Off-Camera Lighting for Wedding Photography

How to Use Off-Camera Lighting for Wedding Photography

Wedding photography may very well be one of the hardest and most stressful of the photography careers. You are not only out there trying to perfect your art, coming up with creative ways to capture the pure joy of the day, but you have to please the bride, the groom, and sometimes most importantly, the [...]

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Released Today: Guide to Landscape Photography Workflow & Post-Processing

Released Today: Guide to Landscape Photography Workflow & Post-Processing

Digital image capture and post-processing has totally transformed the art of landscape photography. The days of being restricted to the results made in-camera are long gone – we are now presented with a seemingly boundless array of processing options. The goal of this in-depth new eBook is to demystify the digital landscape photography workflow. It is [...]

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