Check out these 10 workflow hacks to make your video life a little easier


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We all run into issues during the course of our shoots, whether they be for photos or video. We pick up little tricks here and there to help us with our future workflow going forward. Caleb Pike is no exception, and in this video, he tells us his top ten “hacks” to help make his […]

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At Home with Photofocus: Balaram Paul


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For the month of May we asked you to share your stay safe at home images with us. What can you create from where you are? It can be taken in your own backyard, out your window or something you create using what you have in your house. Photographer: Balaram Paul Photo: “Reflection of Jumping […]

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Let’s take a deep dive look into architectural photography


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Architecture is an art form, it is a branch of science, it is a business, it is the architect’s personal expression as well as that of the commissioner. So, it is not surprising that I see architectural photography as overlapping various forms, kinds, branches of photography. This post will help me crystallize my ideas of […]

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Photographer’s Bingo: Have you ever done any of these “terrible” things?


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Have you seen those “Bingo cards” going around Instagram lately. I’ve done one for readers, one for travelers, and Brandon Woelfel now made one for photographers. It contains all those terrible things we’ve done and those that have happened to us, but there are some cool ones too. In this hilarious video, Jessica Kobeissi goes […]

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Creative Use of Light in Street Photography


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If you have been shooting streets for some time or have been following the genre, you might have already thought about some of the things that I am going to talk about below. Street photography is a very volatile genre by virtue of the volatility of the decisive moments.

We have been talking about this term “decisive moment” dating back as far as Henri Cartier-Bresson or beyond. While capturing a decisive moment can be a very satisfying result in street photography, relying on “decisive moment” alone can be quite unrealistic at times as well as restrictive for your artistic abilities

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The Best Creative Advice for Career Videographers


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Here’s the simple phrase that has helped me through my entire creative and video production career and saved me hours of frustration. Take a look!

The end of the world is right in front of you


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Laura Vink is a travel photographer, entrepreneur, author and photography instructor. The ‘wow’ responses to her vacation photos elicited from her friends and family prompted her to concentrate more on her photography — and with great success! Today, she inspires thousands of people through her travel photography book, articles and online photography academy. Laura wants to demonstrate […]

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At Home with Photofocus: Anas Al Ghazzawi


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For the month of May we asked you to share your stay safe at home images with us. What can you create from where you are? It can be taken in your own backyard, out your window or something you create using what you have in your house. Photographer: Anas Al Ghazzawi Photo: “War” This […]

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Concert Photographer Shoots Striking Bokeh Panoramas


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In Summer of 2019, while working with Elbow in Manchester, concert photographer Peter Neill had an idea. He decided to try and stitch an epic panorama… with a twist. Instead of using a wide-angle, he would use an 85mm f/1.4 and capture a pano of the stage and the crowd, but with a shallow depth of field.

Typically, when you set about shooting a panorama like this, you’re working with three or four shots captured at a relatively wide focal length. That makes the stitching easier, since there are fewer “seams” to deal with, but it lacks that shallow

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Easy Posing ‘Prompts’ That’ll Help You Capture Natural Looking Portraits


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Photographer and YouTuber Julia Trotti has put together a helpful tutorial that’ll help you capture more natural looking portraits. In this short BTS video, she shares some of the common posing ‘prompts’ she uses with her subjects to capture a variety of different looks in each session.

Like most good posing tutorials we’ve seen, Trotti’s advice isn’t about researching specific poses and trying to get your model to recreate them. Unless you’re working with a professional fashion model, this will almost always lead to stiff and unnatural looking shots.

Instead, Trotti uses various prompts to create natural movement and (quite

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Chase Jarvis interviews former White House photographer Pete Souza about his career so far


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If there one photographer’s name who’s popped up a lot over the years, it’s Pete Souza. He was the official White House photographer for both Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama, and he shot for the Chicago Tribune for many of the intervening years. Despite a long career already, at 65 years old he’s not […]

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These adventurous maternity photos were shot at home with fruit and veggies


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Benjamin Von Wong is known for his adventurous photo shoots which have taken him all over the world. With the lockdown order in place, he couldn’t even go out much, let alone travel. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t create adventurous photo shoot, with his pregnant sister and her husband as models. With some fruit […]

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Why empathy is the most important trait of a wedding photographer


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There are few things in life I treasure more than the photographs I have. Some are on the walls, some in albums and many hundred are in shoe boxes in the cupboard and each one has it’s own story. As I get a little older and maybe a little wiser, the value of these photographs […]

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At Home with Photofocus: Anastasiia Zapselskaya


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For the month of May we asked you to share your stay safe at home images with us. What can you create from where you are? It can be taken in your own backyard, out your window or something you create using what you have in your house. Photographer: Anastasiia Zapselskaya Photo: “Earth’s dream sitting […]

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Creating Miniature Maternity Photos in a Fantasy World Made of Fruits and Veggies


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While stuck at home with his family, conservation and adventure photographer Benjamin Von Wong decided to create a series of “impossible” maternity photos for his adventurous sister, without leaving the comfort of their own home. How did he do it? Fruits and vegetables, of course…

In a blog post describing the project, Von Wong says that the mini-series was inspired by his mother, who noticed that corn looked like skyscrapers, and asked her son if he could create a fun maternity shoot for his sister using this as a starting point.

From that moment on, their were off to

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Lessons I’ve learned after 250 assignments in documentary photography


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Recently I hit a milestone in my photographer’s career: I’ve accomplished 250 paid assignments. It took me ten years and half a million frames to get there. I thought it’s a decent reason to reflect a little bit on what has been done and what the journey feels like. A-ha moment Just a few months […]

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Hey photographers – When you give it away you diminish all of our work


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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 amongst the local community, but I’m no big-shot Instagram influencer, I haven’t got a nationally or internationally recognisable name and I sure as shit […]

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Here is a photo of a praying mantis repairing a broken heart


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You don’t need to travel far to get fantastic nature photos. If you’re at the right place at the right time, you’ll end up with amazing shots even in your neighborhood. This photo from Zoheir Brihoum is a perfect example. Zoheir photographed a praying mantis “repairing a broken heart,” and it’s one of those images […]

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At Home with Photofocus: Bill Pringle


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For the month of May we asked you to share your stay safe at home images with us. What can you create from where you are? It can be taken in your own backyard, out your window or something you create using what you have in your house. Photographer: Bill Pringle Photo: “Bubble Cave” I […]

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This backyard obstacle course has the most adorable squirrel photo booth in the world


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The lockdowns that have been in place around the world have pushed at us all a little at times. For some, it’s pushed a little harder than for others. One person whom it’s most definitely pushed is YouTuber and former NASA engineer Mark Rober, who turned his backyard bird watching isolation up to eleven after […]

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