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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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Not Even the Flash Makes This Woman Aware of Her Accidental Selfie

Not Even the Flash Makes This Woman Aware of Her Accidental Selfie

This is one of those moments that makes every young person groan and slap their forehead, as if to say, “No, Grandma, there’s no film anymore, you can take as many shots as you want”: View post on imgur.com And yet, in this self-evident animated GIF, there is sadness, too: the dramatic irony that we, the laughing audience, want […]

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Amazing Photo Tricks Using 5 Common Tools

Amazing Photo Tricks Using 5 Common Tools

Oh, the things you can do with old Christmas lights! Whether you’re feeling uninspired or simply looking for new ways to shoot old subjects, this video by SLR Lounge reintroduces photographers to five everyday items (well, four everyday items and one we bet you don’t have lying around the house) you can implement in your own […]

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High Speed Photography with Dogs Catching Treats

High Speed Photography with Dogs Catching Treats

What’s better than great animal photography? Why, funny-looking animal photography, of course. Case in point: This series of dogs trying desperately to catch treats, flailing (and sometimes failing) hilariously in the process. The series is called Photos Frei Schnauze by German-based photographer Christian Vieler, who shoots with a Canon 7D and an incredibly high shutter speed (usually around […]

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Can a Camera Be Lensless? Introducing the Futuristic FlatCam

Can a Camera Be Lensless? Introducing the Futuristic FlatCam

What would a camera without a lens look like? The answer, according to a team of researchers at Rice University, is literally anything. By ditching the bulky lens, cameras could be built to be flat, allowing them to be contorted or positioned in anything—they could be flexible, curved, or subtly placed inside other devices: Leading the team […]

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Photo Challenge: One Studio, One Model, Two Very Different Photographs

Photo Challenge: One Studio, One Model, Two Very Different Photographs

What a difference a photographer can make. That’s the lesson learned in these two videos, hosted by Mark Wallace and Gavin Hoey, who took on a challenge to shoot the same model in the same studio with the same equipment in 20 minutes or less. This is the first video, which focuses on Wallace’s portrait: The two […]

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The Quickest Possible Explanation of the History of Film

The Quickest Possible Explanation of the History of Film

What exactly is film, anyway? And how was it made? If you ever wanted to know a (mostly) complete history of those strips of plastic you use you capture images by exposure to light, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better explanation that this five-minute video: In his lightning-quick summary, the folks at Tech Quickie offer […]

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