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Exploring the Wonders of the World Through Timelapse, Microscopes, and High Speed Photography

Exploring the Wonders of the World Through Timelapse, Microscopes, and High Speed Photography

Technology is expanding at extraordinary rates, and with these advances our cameras become more and more capable of capturing images at dizzying speeds. Some high speed cameras are capable of capturing 1,000 frames per second at an astounding 4K resolution. In the following TED Talk, Louie Schwartzberg shows us some hidden miracles in our world [...]

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Camera Basics 101

Camera Basics 101

Final Reminder: Only a few days left! in the deal on: Topaz Adjust at 50% Off Your camera is actually nothing more than a box with a hole in it. Yes, all that money you’ve spent and that is basically what you’ve got. The basics of a camera have changed very little since day one. You have [...]

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7 Clever Smartphone Photography Tricks

7 Clever Smartphone Photography Tricks

Excited about your new smartphone, but never really thought of its camera as good for anything more than the occasional snap or selfie? Check out the video below where photographer Lorenz Holder uses his iPhone 5S to demonstrate how you can use your smartphone camera for amazing photographic effects: Here are seven smartphone photography tricks [...]

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How to Create Soft Directional Light for Your Portraits

How to Create Soft Directional Light for Your Portraits

Portrait photographers have always craved the know-how to create soft directional light for their work. Wait a minute! Soft directional light? Sounds kind of like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Yes, it does. And in this video, photographer Joe McNally shows exactly how to create it: You’d think that directional light would be harsh, more edgy, [...]

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Incredible Timelapse of New Zealand: Amplitude

Incredible Timelapse of New Zealand: Amplitude

New Zealand—both the nature lover and photographer’s dream. An island nation known for its utterly breath taking landscapes—from deep fjords, sky high waterfalls, ancient glaciers and rolling hills. It is hard to capture the true beauty and essence of a place on film. However, Martin Heck did a really, really good job of it: Heck [...]

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Top 10 Qualities of a Great Photographer

Top 10 Qualities of a Great Photographer

What are the top 10 qualities of a great photographer? It takes more than just a nice camera and a desire to take pretty pictures to be successful in this creative yet technical professional field. Whether you want to work for newspapers, magazines, portrait studios, or as a freelance event photographer, there are a few [...]

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Expert Advice for Photographing Bands

Expert Advice for Photographing Bands

Mads Perch is a Danish-born, London-based photographer, whose creative artistry has gained him international recognition, particularly in the music world. Although he has an eclectic range of clients and genres, he’s best known for capturing the soul and feel of a band. In the video below, Perch discusses what’s behind this almost magical ability to [...]

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12 Black & White Photos Taken With Pinhole Cameras

12 Black & White Photos Taken With Pinhole Cameras

A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture, a pinhole—effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box. Check out these images taken with [...]

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Create Your Own Diffusion Panels For Under $30

Create Your Own Diffusion Panels For Under $30

Diffusion panels are some of the most useful and versatile pieces of equipment one can find in a product photographer’s toolbox. They offer more flexibility and control than softboxes, they come in many sizes, and they’re super easy to transport. Unfortunately, if you’re on a limited budget and find yourself needing a number of them, [...]

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Photographer Accused of Inappropriate Child Photography Responds With an Art Show

Photographer Accused of Inappropriate Child Photography Responds With an Art Show

Like most parents would do, photographer Wyatt Neumann took tons of photographs of his two year old when they were roadtripping across the country for a couple of weeks. Excited to share his photos with social media, he posted his favorite shots to Instagram. What he wasn’t expecting was the backlash that would ensue: Almost [...]

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