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How to Take Better Photos at Sunset

How to Take Better Photos at Sunset

Most beginning photographers deal with darkly lit sunsets in the same way: toss open the aperture and try to balance all the light onscreen, from the darkest shadows to the sunlit sky. But, as Mark Wallace point out, that’s not really the best way to do it. Watch what he does instead: The result of what most […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Horror-Film Blizzard Shot

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Horror-Film Blizzard Shot

Feeling cold outside? Hopefully you don’t have to shovel your snow, at least. If you do, and you live in New York, you might run into this man, whose menacing pose is something out of a horror film: Photographer Navid Baraty was drawn by the light in this scene while in Park Slope, Brooklyn. He snapped the photo in 2010, but […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Where Lava Meets the Ocean

Interesting Photo of the Day: Where Lava Meets the Ocean

Kilauea is a massive shield volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. As anyone who’s visited can tell you, it’s a frightening, awesome, captivating experience; you can walk on cracks with glowing orange lava deep beneath and feel the heat pulsating from the center of the earth. In this photo, Hawaiian photographer Tom Kualii captures beautifully the meeting […]

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How to Achieve Three Portrait Styles With One Flash

How to Achieve Three Portrait Styles With One Flash

So you’ve got a speedlite. Now what? A lot of photographers only use their flashes in one particular way, switching to different lighting rigs for different effects. But with one flash, you can actually achieve a number of different looks, simply by swivelling it around. Here’s how: Mark Wallace is hosting this video with his Leica M Digital […]

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How to Take Great Portraits With an iPhone

How to Take Great Portraits With an iPhone

It’s largely been accepted that smartphone cameras are nothing to scoff at. In fact, when you’re traveling, they might just be the best gear you can carry: inconspicuous, lightweight and pocket-sized. And if you ever wanted to do more than take simple landscape and street shots with your phone, portraiture may be the next big step. Here’s […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Totally Empty Boeing 787

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Totally Empty Boeing 787

What does a modern Boeing 787 look like when it’s completely empty, you might ask? The answer is this glowing tube that resembles a hyper-futuristic spacecraft, apparently! We don’t know who the original photographer is—or whether this is a 3D render mock-up (note the lack of call buttons or overhead lights, but the odd inclusion of […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Frozen Tree

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Frozen Tree

In meteorology, the phenomenon of “hard rime” occurs when sub-zero temperatures, heavy fog and gentle winds combine in the winter. It’s rare that such heavy fog would drift down to street level—it’s usually a mountain-ridge phenomenon—but the proof is right here, in this snapshot, which may look like a miniature model but is in fact one […]

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What Happens When a Ballet Dancer Becomes a Photographer

What Happens When a Ballet Dancer Becomes a Photographer

It’s not often that photographers get to live out the lives of their subjects. That distance—the lens separating the artist from the subject—is one of the hardest to overcome, especially for portrait photographers. Wouldn’t it be easy, then, if photographers could dedicate a few years to understanding firsthand what they’re shooting? If, say, someone photographing ballet […]

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Tips for Shooting More Interesting Sports Portraits

Tips for Shooting More Interesting Sports Portraits

Team portraits are easy to snap but difficult to master. A lot of basic portraits stick with the obvious shots—line up the players, stand in front of them, and shoot a few times in case someone blinked the first time. But Kentucky-based photographer Matt Hernandez has some suggestions for anyone about to fall into this trap: by changing just […]

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How to Find Photography Inspiration

How to Find Photography Inspiration

What do you do when you can’t find photography work? Pitching is a good use of time, but too much can burn out new artists. Here’s another idea: Watch every movie, go to every art gallery, and dig out every photo you can find to get new visual ideas for inspiration: This advice comes from established […]

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