Enlightening Photography: An Interview with Joey Terrill

Nikon Ambassador and lighting master Joey Terrill carved his own path as a freelance commercial photographer early on in his career. After a portrait assignment, Terrill became fascinated by the creative possibilities with strobe portraiture and has subsequently put his mark on the world of photography with his eye catching photography. But equally important as… The post Enlightening Photography: An Interview with Joey Terrill appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your 2018 Photography Workshop

by Steve Simon (@stevesimon) and Steve Attard (@sattardphoto) Co-Founders, PhotoEducate.com If you’ve ever taken a great photography workshop you’re probably just as passionate about them as we are. A photography workshop can change your life. It changed ours. Wading through uncharted waters is exhilarating – camera at your eye, taking chances, making mistakes and learning… The post 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your 2018 Photography Workshop appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

This is What Happens When You Hire a Nigerian Scammer as a Photographer

Here’s an unusual and inspiring 8-minute video by photographer Adam Grumbo of Matters To That One. After he was contacted online by a Nigerian scammer posing as a “hot American girl,” Grumbo decided to hire the scammer as a documentary photographer. Grumbo tasked the scammer-turned-photographer with photographing the food, surroundings, and homes in his village, and Tobi was promised payment for his photography. So, ignoring all the common sense advice commonly given to Internet users, Grumbo wired Tobi $100 in return for photos from the market. “He went into town and got some tomato juice, onions, peppers, and fish,” says
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Ramit Sethi: Make More Money

No one has single-handedly given me better insight about the business side of art than the New York Times bestselling author, Ramit Sethi. He’s a business savant, mindset master, habit king, and money maker. Ramit is a regular on the show by now, and this episode is the first one we did together. It was such a hit and I still get so much positive feedback on how powerful his advice is that we had to share it with you on the podcast. Our conversation is packed full of both mindset shifts as well as tried and true tactical advice Continue reading "Ramit Sethi: Make More Money"

Here are the 6 Finalists for World Press Photo of the Year 2018

For the first time in its history, the most prestigious photojournalist prize in the world has unveiled the finalists of its Photo of the Year contest before selecting a winner. The 6 nominees were unveiled today by the World Press Photo. Warning: The photos displayed below depict graphic violence and may be disturbing to some viewers. The winner will be announced at a special Awards Show in Amsterdam on April 12th, 2018. Here are the 6 finalist photos in alphabetical order of the photographer’s last name:

#1. “Rohingya Crisis”

© Patrick Brown, Panos Pictures, for Unicef
28 September 2017.
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The Winning Photos of Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018

The Underwater Photographer of the Year photo competition has just unveiled its winners for 2018. The photos provide gorgeous glimpses into the aquatic world that’s normally out of sight. This year’s overall winner was German photographer Tobias Friedrich with an image titled “Cycle War” (shown above). It shows Norton 16H motorcycles loaded into the backs of submerged Fordson WOT 3 trucks. You can see a school of soldierfish above the wreck. “I had had this image in mind for a few years, but it is impossible to capture in one photo, because there is not space inside the wreck to
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Picture of a Single Atom Wins Science Photo Contest

A remarkable photo of a single atom trapped by electric fields has just been awarded the top prize in a well-known science photography competition. The photo is titled “Single Atom in an Ion Trap” and was shot by David Nadlinger of the University of Oxford. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the UK today announced the winning photos of its national science photography competition. Nadlinger’s grand prize photo shows an atom as a speck of light between two metal electrodes placed about 2mm (0.078in) apart.
A crop of the winning photo that shows the single atom
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Did Dean Mouhtaropoulos “Try” to Get the Shot? (Or Did He Nail This Image of Adam Rippon)

Vanity Fair contributor Joanna Robinson raised the ire of photographers with this tweet regarding an image taken of figure skater Adam Rippon by Getty Images photographer Dean Mouhtaropoulos: Bless this Getty photographer for trying to capture a whirling Rippon. pic.twitter.com/Dnwvq4AE7P — Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) February 12, 2018 Robinson later clarified her position as a misinterpretation,… The post Did Dean Mouhtaropoulos “Try” to Get the Shot? (Or Did He Nail This Image of Adam Rippon) appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Meet the Photographer Who Flew a Motorized Paraglider Across Africa

George Steinmetz, a photographer who we featured previously, recently gave an inspiring 10-minute TED talk about his work. To capture unique images of Africa, Steinmetz took a motorized paraglider to the skies. The aircraft is both the lightest and slowest available, flying at just 30 mph (50 km/h). Just 2.64 gallons (10 liters) of fuel allowed him a whopping 2 hours in the air. “This crazy little aircraft would open up a unique view on the landscape that had never been possible before,” says Steinmetz. “You couldn’t take [these] pictures with a conventional aircraft. A helicopter or plane
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These Photographers Created Floating Photo Studios

German photographers Claudius Schulze and Maciej Markowicz created two floating photo studios that have been sailing the channels and streams of Europe, including visiting Paris and Amsterdam. The project is known as [2BOATS]. The first boat, created by Schulze, is a houseboat that provides a “community hub” for discussions and workshops. “Visitors are welcomed aboard to participate in a dialogue on vision, formation, creation and the environment as well as observe the artists’ photography,” the project states. The boat is a handmade houseboat complete with a disco ball and hammock for lazy Sundays. The second boat was built by Markowicz
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This Photographer Spent 12 Years Shooting the Same Window

Alper Yesiltas, a photographer and lawyer from Istanbul, Turkey, spent the last 12 years shooting photos of the same window. The project only came to a halt last year because the owner knocked down the building, but the images are very creative indeed. The window opened out from a corridor in an apartment block, and it was positioned right next to Yesiltas’ room. Yesiltas started photographing the window in 2005, and he kept shooting until its destruction on May 1st, 2017. The lace curtain provided a dynamic element to the photos, bringing a different look to shots depending on
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This Hobby Lobby Photo Shoot is Going Viral

Photographer Jenna Martin’s wildly popular Lowe’s photo shoot seems to have sparked a trend. Cincinnati-based photographer Adam Delane visited a local Hobby Lobby crafts store with four of his model friends and shot some portraits. The photos have since gone wildly viral. Here are behind-the-scenes photos of the shoot, with each one followed by the portrait that resulted:
“The employees didn’t mind,” Delane tells PetaPixel. The photographer shared the photos on Monday through Facebook, where they instantly took off. They’ve since been shared over 290,000 times and liked over 62,000 times.
“That night when I told Aissatou Thiam, Līque Angel,
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Can You Explain This Line in This Super Blue Blood Moon Photo?

Destin Sandlin of SmarterEveryDay was out shooting the recent Super Blue Blood moon when something weird happened. As soon as the moon “touched” the tip of a model of the Saturn 5 rocket in Alabama, USA, a dark line appeared in his photos. Confused by this illusion, Destin has taken to YouTube to try and find the answer, posting the 7-minute video above. But while the actual illusion may remain a mystery, how Destin captured this unique super blue blood moon image is very inspiring. The project took a whole month to plan, ensuring every little detail was correct. By
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