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How to Photograph a Glowing Tent and Starry Sky

How to Photograph a Glowing Tent and Starry Sky

We’ve all seen those incredible images of a glowing tent set to a backdrop of the twinkling universe. You know the images—the kind that make even the most dedicated, mosquito-hating, city dwellers want to go camping. In a few easy steps, you can master the long exposure night shot to capture your own stunning camping moments: [...]

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Calgary Sun Photojournalist Challenged to Shoot Film for a Day

Calgary Sun Photojournalist Challenged to Shoot Film for a Day

These days technology seems to be moving faster than the speed of light, especially when it comes to digital devices. Less than 15 years ago the photojournalism world still revolved around film. Now, a mere decade or so later, most photojournalists would be hard pressed to do their job on anything but a DSLR. With [...]

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The Photography Network Reaches 50,000 Members

The Photography Network Reaches 50,000 Members

Today the number of members on the photography network surpassed 50,000! A huge milestone for a site that is still very young. Photographers from all over the world have been flocking to the site to show their work and network with others in the industry. New photographers can be up and running on the site [...]

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Quick Folder Organizing Hacks in Adobe Lightroom

Quick Folder Organizing Hacks in Adobe Lightroom

Sometimes our hard drives become a mess of misnamed folders and misplaced images. We don’t know how it happens, but it does. Luckily, Lightroom gives us a few options for quick and easy folder discovery and organization. Ben Willmore shares a few of these hacks: Before you begin, make sure the little square or “light” [...]

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Your Staff Photos Will Never Look This Good

Your Staff Photos Will Never Look This Good

SmugMug wanted some killer athletic shots of its own employees to hang on the walls of the company gym, so Chris MacAskill turned to photographer Ben Von Wong to shoot a series of black and white portraits. Von Wong envisioned and brought to life large, athletic portraits of the staff members that not only looked professional, but made each [...]

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15 Fantastical Pictures That Capture the Wonders of Burning Man (Album)

15 Fantastical Pictures That Capture the Wonders of Burning Man (Album)

A windmill of silky parasols, monk-like silhouettes parading down a dusty path to infinity, metal structures on sky high accordion stilts… These are not creations of a foreign realm or off a fantasy movie set. These are real life. These are photographer Victor Habchy‘s beautiful, fantastical, and eerie images from this year’s Burning Man: (for [...]

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Awe-Inspiring Timelapse Shows the Great Migration of 1.5 Million Wildebeest

Awe-Inspiring Timelapse Shows the Great Migration of 1.5 Million Wildebeest

We’ve all seen and heard geese fly south for the winter. But what’s it like to witness larger animals migrate? Lucky for us, wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas recorded an incredible timelapse sequence in Northern Serengeti, Tanzania. Great Migration features thousands of wildebeest crossing the Mara River was a finalist in the new TIMElapse category of the 2014 [...]

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Tips for Creating a Candid Street Photography Project

Tips for Creating a Candid Street Photography Project

Quick Reminder: Only a few days left in the deal on The Essentials of Street Photography At some point in the life of a photographer, they start to think past the single image. They start to think of their work in terms of themes and ideas. They start to classify their images into groups. This [...]

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How to Photograph Swimwear

How to Photograph Swimwear

When shooting at the beach, there are a lot of elements to keep track of. The wind, the water, and the sun can all have huge effects on a swimwear photoshoot. Michael Grecco has created an instructional video to show how he shoots stunning and smoldering swimwear photos while overcoming these obstacles: Normally, Grecco shoots [...]

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Still Life: Photography Activity

Still Life: Photography Activity

This is a study of an inanimate object, such as a vase of flowers or bowl of fruit. You’ll need: A source of light (a window is good) A subject. I suggest a nicely arranged bowl of fruit. Camera Setup Mode: Aperture Priority (often shown as Av on the mode wheel) ISO: 100 or so [...]

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