A word of warning from one photography mom to the rest of the photography moms out there: you don't have to be a business person just because you have a camera. [ Read More ]
We hear all the time about how it's not about the gear, it's about the photographer using the gear. And we hear about how you shouldn't focus on the latest and greatest camera equipment. I'm here to tell you that's not always the case. [ Read More ]
You've heard that a portrait lens is the one with a focal length of 50mm or above and that wide angle lenses create a distorted image when used for portraits. This article will try to help you understand and overcome that prejudice. [ Read More ]
When I first started in the photography industry, I was fortunate enough to have a couple of mentors that guided me. Due to their mentorship, I was able to avoid some mistakes early on to help give me somewhat of a head start. Even still, I've had my fair share of "facepalm" moments, and some of the points discussed in this video feel uncomfortably familiar. [ Read More ]
What does it mean to be a landscape photographer in 2018? Gain some perspective from five experienced professionals in this new video from Adorama. [ Read More ]
In an interview with Red Dot Forum at Photokina, Leica head of professional products Stephen Schultz described how the all-new L Mount was built specifically for full frame, unlike the Sony E Mount. [ Read More ]
Instagram is awash with copycat images, from yellow jackets in front of waterfalls to feet dangling off rooftops. But given that we supposedly value originality so highly, why does mimicry proliferate across social media, and why is it so successful? More importantly, is it killing our capacity for new ideas? [ Read More ]
Most events uses lasers and fog to create some light effects, and they can really create some interesting photos or videos. Unfortunately, they can also permanently damage your camera. [ Read More ]
Sometimes, I like to tell brief stories about my adventures in life and photography that have little to do with the technical aspects of creating an image and more to do with making sense of an often hectic profession. [ Read More ]
What is the key to growth as a photographer? Is it buying the best gear you can possibly afford? Nope. Or is it strategically curating your Instagram feed? Probably not. [ Read More ]
Scoring a national magazine cover shoot to prove the greatness of a phone’s camera has become part of the standard PR playbook for manufacturers. TIME featured photos taken by Luisa Dörr using an iPhone for a September 2017 over story entitled “Firsts” about women changing the world. One of seventeen TIME covers photographed on iPhone… The post Magazine Covers Shot with Phones Ain’t No Thing appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.
Put your camera down. Over there. Immediately. You don't need it if you want to earn more money as a photographer. [ Read More ]
Everybody will someday ask for the famous C&C (critique and/or comments), or has seen it when navigating the Internet on photography-related groups. [ Read More ]
In a genre composed of so many different disciplines, there are a couple truths that cross all boundaries. [ Read More ]
We’re in the depths of a format war, and I’m a little uneasy picking the winner so early. [ Read More ]
Have you had cases when someone looks at a photo at 100 percent and says it looks bad, but when you check it yourself, it's just fine? Is it possible that both are correct? [ Read More ]
Submit your best product photos for your chance to win a free Fstoppers tutorial It's time to pull out your best product photos and see how they stand up against rest of the community. [ Read More ]
I don’t think I’m a particularly brilliant photographer. Sure, I’ve carved out a little niche here in a small part of the world and my landscape photography is relatively well known among the local community, but I’m no big-shot Instagram influencer, I haven’t got a nationally or internationally recognizable name, and I sure as s**t do not earn a living from photography. I only started selling my photographs because there was a demand for them. Some local businesses contacted me and wanted to use my images and then my Facebook page grew popular and there was some demand for prints.
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Have you ever felt so uninterested and indifferent towards photography that you could barely look at your camera, let alone pick it up and go out shooting? I have, but I found a few things I'd like to share with you today that really helped me rediscover my passion. [ Read More ]