Category: Inspiration

The best Northern Lights photos of 2022 are absolutely spectacular

The northern lights have been spectacular this year and spotted in places where they usually aren’t seen. So, what do you think, how spectacular must be the best photos from the 2022 Northern Lights Photographer of the Year? Well, we have an answer to that. Capture the Atlas has published the results of its annual […]

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Reaching New Heights with Commercial Action and Lifestyle Photographer Ross Woodhall

There’s a certain magic in the mountains. Hikers, athletes and explorers often speak of the awe-inspiring views and unforgettable moments they experience when reaching the summit or shredding down slopes. For photographer Ross Woodhall, a pure passion for snowboarding in the 90s led to a grand adventure in the mountains of Europe and New Zealand,…

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The ten best photo spots in Paris

Look up any list of the most photographed cities in the world, and Paris is in the top 3, usually along with New York and London. And for good reason: every street is a work of art. Even if the Eiffel Tower has been photographed millions of times, we all bring something new to it. […]

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Five tips for photographing during the holidays


This post is by Stan Horaczek from Photofocus

holidays candy canesThe holidays are one of the best times to have fun with your photography. Bryan Esler wrote this article about Getting Creative on Christmas Morning. Here are a few more tips that may add something different and fun to your holiday photos. 1. Think outside of the gift-wrapped box Have you seen those cardboard glasses […]

Shutter Notes: Lou Snitkoff — Reeds at Sunrise


This post is by Stan Horaczek from Photofocus

Welcome to Shutter Notes, our weekly community feature. Shutter Notes gives you the chance to get to know our community members a bit better. Each member will share a little bit about themselves and their chosen image. Lou is a retired physician and health care administrator and has been photographing for 50 years. Why and […]

On Photography: Bryan Esler, 1986-present


This post is by Kevin Ames from Photofocus

On Photography: Bryan Esler, 1986-present“[I got into photography because] I was stuck at a job that I no longer enjoyed, and I wanted to “break free” from the 9-5 daily routine. I wanted to spread my creative wings, so to speak. I wanted to do things on my terms.” -Bryan Esler Bryan Esler photographs people, food, and landscapes. He […]

You’re doing it wrong! what if photographers did social media right?

Here’s a letter from me, a reformed influencer. We’ve covered the many changes to social media for photographers in 2022, including the VERO vs Instagram debate, the time we should spend on social media, and how Instagram is switching to a more video-centric feed. I’ve been thinking long and hard about social media for photographers, […]

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An open letter to the beginning photographer


This post is by Loaded Landscapes from Photofocus

Dear beginning photographer, If you choose, you are at the beginning of a beautiful journey. There is no destination, just a journey. If I may, I would love to say a few things to you. Relax, have fun and play That thing you have now? It’s a sophisticated bit of equipment. Even if it’s your […]

Does anyone miss Kodak’s retro Christmas commercials?


This post is by Vanelli from Photofocus

If you raised your hand and said “yes” to the question above, you’re in for a treat! As a film photographer, I still find those heartwarming Kodak Christmas ads fascinating. For one, we don’t see camera companies make these types of ads that way anymore. Whether it’s for the better or for the worse, we […]

These mesmerizing extreme macro images of eyes are like windows to other worlds

They almost look like aerial photographs of glacial meltwater flowing into Icelandic lakes. But these are no fluvial waters. These are extreme macro close-ups of the human eye, taken by portrait photographer Markus Hofstätter. The abstract nature and varied colors and textures are all part of the beauty of these images. Markus has been fascinated […]

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