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Dichotomic Photography by Raju Peddada
Dichotomia, with its Greek origin, means two equal contradictory parts, as in public/private; hot/cold; or subjective/objective. It also is: opposition, incongruity, conflict, antagonism, disunion and disagreement. Herakleitos (540-480BC), the Ephesian philosopher, had postulated on universal dichotomia, his claim: the symbiosis of all things opposite.
Historical Photographic Processes # 1
Photography can be defined as a physico-chemical reproduction process which uses an optical device and a sensitive material whose physical or chemical properties are modified by the absorption of light. But what are the ancient photographic processes? We will divide them into 3 categories: Processes based on the light sensitivity of silver salts, Processes based on the light sensitivity of iron salts, Processes based on the light sensitivity of bichromated gelatine or gum arabic.
NFTs and Photography: All You Need to Know
In an increasingly digital world, NFTs are the latest cryptocurrencies to get all the attention. Highlighted by several record sales earlier this year, this new form of technology is in the spotlights. Behind this term is a feature that can make thousands, even millions of dollars. So what are NFTs and how can photographers benefit from them This article will explain everything you need to know to invest in photography or to earn money with your work.
Using Drones to Strengthen Your Photography Business
The photography game has changed rapidly over the last 30 years. The transition from film photography to digital, the rise of the internet to host and promote portfolios, and now, more recently, the increasing prevalence of drone photography.
How the Art of Photography has Influenced the World
Have you ever wondered how much photography has changed the world and what place it takes in education? We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the advantages of photography and understand if you need them.
5 Profitable Types of Freelance Photography
Everyone loves taking pictures. What if we told you that you could earn from your pictures? As surprising as it may seem, freelance photographers have been doing it for years. But freelancing isn't all fun and games. You'd have to make sure you have enough clients if you're serious about earning your livelihood through photography. Don't worry; we've listed five profitable types of freelance photography and how you can find clients.
The Next 5 Things You Should Do For Macro Flower Photography Success
Whether you are a texture photographer or not, flower photography makes for a great macro subject. Many experts and pros utilize flowers as the focus of their products because of their diversity and overall texture.
Increasing Traffic to your Website
Do you want to grow your website and reach thousands? Whether you are trying to decide on the right images to include or communicating your needs with a web design firm, being mindful about your website can drive traffic and engagement. It can lead to higher rankings and a more user-friendly interface.
How to Use Instagram to Drive Traffic Towards Your Portfolio
One of the most common dilemmas that aspiring and intermediate photographers have today is driving traffic towards one's portfolio. In place of the calling card, a creative portfolio is the best way for clients or potential partners to contact you to book a project.
Making Sure You Stand Out as a Freelance Photographer
Did you know there are almost 150,000 photographers in the U.S.? Of course, that number doesn't include those who take quick iPhone shots or "consider" themselves photographers without the right gear or training. If we included them, that number would be staggering.
How to Create Mystical Landscapes Using an ND Filter
Ever feel inspired by the almost other-worldly photos that some of the top landscape photographers post on sites like Shotkit? The ones full of misty waves, glassy water, streaking clouds, and often a sense of mystery?
Luck or Skill: The Photographer’s Guide to Self-Promotion
The object of self-promotion is always a person (personality). Moreover, a person acts on the market precisely as an individual with certain product categories or an object with which this or that service is associated. More clearly, the object of self-promotion is understood as the person himself and his resources: intellect, creativity, material resources that he possesses and can independently dispose of them.
What Education Do You Need to Become a Photographer?
Photographers create visual records that inspire, satisfy people, and keep memories intact forever. By using creativity and some technical skills, a photographer can play a critical role at capturing important events and happy memories. They also source the beauty in everyday things and look for new ways for creative expression.
How to Photoshop Nude Photos: Tips & Examples
Learn how to photoshop nude photos like a professional retoucher. Essential steps to follow if you'd like to be an expert nude photography retoucher. Create realistic and polished photos with the help of Photoshop.
How to Open a Photography Studio?
Opening a photography business in 6 steps. What gear do you need to open a photo studio? How to make your photo business profitable.
Things To Consider Before Buying A DSLR
Suppose you are a newbie photographer or videographer. In that case, the decision to be your very first DSLR can be pretty challenging, especially with the counting list of options we have today, covering almost every price range or different needs. However, there are some things you should acknowledge before getting it.
Find Yourself: How To Find Your Career In Photography?
Photos add so much value to our lives. They record the most beautiful events and let people relive their experiences through visual stimulation. To many aspiring photographers, photography is more than just a hobby. It is a way of expressing oneself creatively while showcasing one's technical expertise in many types of photography. Loving what you do and doing what you love is critical in finding success and happiness in one's life. As such, several artists wish to turn their photography from a hobby to a full-fledged career.
How to Photograph Pets and Wildlife
Pet and wildlife photography are both creative and unique ways to show off your skills, do something different, and “spread your wings” as a photographer.
A Photographer’s Guide to Increasing Instagram Engagement
As a photographer, this may come as a shock, but better to get it out of the way upfront: Instagram is about more than pretty pictures. Even the most talented photographers go unnoticed on social media without the right strategy. If you want to use Instagram to grow your photography business, you need a plan for increasing Instagram engagement.
How to Get a Job As a Photographer in 2020
How to get a job as a photographer in 2020. Top tips for getting into the photography industry. A practical guide for aspiring photographers.
Get More Real Estate Photography Jobs by Helping Your Clients Maximize Sales
Selling a property quickly and efficiently relies heavily on how well it is photographed. Homes shown in high quality photos sell 32 percent faster than other houses on the market. They also often bring in a higher bid. With professional quality photos, buyers have a higher perceived value of the home. This makes good real estate photography a critical selling point.
How to Decide Which Type of Studio Lights to Use for Portrait Photos
Texture is one photographic element that a lot of photographers -- both beginners and advanced photographers -- forget about when creating shots. After all, you can't “feel” the texture of the subject of your photos on a computer screen or a photo print. The screen or print is always flat and smooth, regardless of the texture of the subject.
Factors to consider when choosing the best photo Editing Company
Do you know how worth an image is in online business? The images that one uses on his online business play a significant role, because no one can touch your product online. But they can see details your product on the picture. A good product image can helps customers to purchase the product. Photography is one of the languages that are understood by almost everyone in the world.
5 Ways to Increase Instagram Engagement in 2020
13% of people on earth are on Instagram, translating to almost a billion people. With 80% of them following brands, it gives you a chance to enhance social media your presence and engagement as an individual or a company. The app has numerous features to enhance follower engagements and brand position, valuable only if you know how to use them.
How to Create a Solarization Effect using Lightroom or Photoshop
Here is a step by step tutorial on how to solarize your images using Lightroom or Photoshop. Solarization is a phenomenon in photography in which the image recorded on a negative or on a photographic print is wholly or partially reversed in tone. Dark areas appear light or light areas appear dark.
How To Calibrate Monitor Resolution for Digital Photography
Learn how to calibrate your computer monitor for digital photography. We've made it easy to ensure the colors you see are true and your pictures perfect.
Do You Need a Photography Resume to Find a Job as a Photographer?
Photographers are in high demand across the world. There are many companies, events, and publications that are looking for exceptionally talented photographers. Compelling images captured with high prowess are vital for a company's success in marketing and promotional programs. Great photos are also essential to individuals going through iconic moments in their lives. For one to be an outstanding photographer, they must have the experience, expertise, and, most importantly, passion.
Principles of Portraiture on Camera by Tom Zimberoff
We don't load cameras much anymore but we still aim them and shoot pictures. With that in mind, I have fun describing my pursuit of portraits as a predatory sport: hunting big game. I don't stalk my prey but get close enough for a good clean shot - close enough for rapport as much as proximity - to avoid inflicting gratuitous wounds. I bag my quarry with a lens instead of looking down the barrel of a gun but I still hang their heads on a wall to admire like trophies.
How to Pick the Best Shutter Speed
Imagine yourself standing on a beautiful beach, with the setting sun on the horizon. Behind you, there is a stunning cliff, you are holding a manual camera, and can already tell that the picture will be amazing. You bring your face close to the viewfinder, put your finger on the shutter-release button, take a photo and... you are disappointed with the result.
Best Web Hosting Companies For Photographers
The bottom line, a fully-functional website is the best way to get your work out there. It's a medium to showcase your talent and skills in an aesthetically pleasing manner. It doesn't matter whether you're a pro or a novice looking forward to building a brand name. Creating a website is a way to establish a digital presence for photographers. But to showcase your engaging and vibrant images, it's important to opt for a hosting company tailor-made for photographers. A robust website that displays a photographer's finest work is a must for commercial success in the modern digital era. Besides enough space for your media, a hosting company should also be able to provide photographers with unlimited bandwidth. There are various hosting companies that offer free and paid plans for photographers wanting to build a name for themselves in the virtual world. Let's take a look at the best web hosting companies for the same.
2020: Photography Trends for the Year That Never Was (or Almost Is)
We have a lot to process about the world since the pandemic knocked us off our feet. Fortunately, photographers are ever curious creatures and they're helping us make sense of a world on lockdown through visuals. We've gathered the most recent photography trends since the start of the new normal, and frame after frame, we catch a glimpse of what it means to view the world through the lens of visual storytellers.
Impact of Corona on Digital Photography Market: How Much Will Be the Total Production?
The coronavirus pandemic caught the world off guard and has left the economy in shambles. Factories have temporarily shut down, businesses had to close doors to the public, work became remote, and schools have shifted to online classes, and so on. Many major events, conferences, and conventions were also canceled or delayed to ensure the safety of the public and prevent the virus from spreading.
How to Take High-Quality Product Photos With Your Smartphone
Today's smart phones are designed with some of the best cameras around. You can find phones with cameras that can handle tens of megapixels on the screen. Many of these also come with dedicated flash features and multiple lenses for added image quality.
How to Create Perfect Macro Photo Lighting
When shooting a macro photograph, you sometimes can create a great looking photo using just the lighting that's available. If you're shooting a macro photo of a flower or insect while there's filtered sunlight while outdoors, for example, you're probably going to have the perfect lighting without needing to use any additional equipment. (A macro photograph is an extreme close-up shot with a special lens that creates the image in a 1:1 ratio on the image sensor.)
Tips for Shooting Midday Photos
Shooting photos in the mid-day sun can be some of the toughest conditions you'll encounter, at least when shooting outdoors. Usually, the sun is an advantage for a photographer, as it provides plenty of light to allow you to use the exact camera settings you want to use.
Indoor Action Photography Tips
Shooting indoor photos can be a challenge. Making sure the exposure is just right is difficult, and being forced to use a flash can really limit the types of photos you can shoot.
6 Software You Need for Your Photography Business
Being a photographer doesn't stop at taking pictures; you still have to work on editing, invoicing, delivery, and more. This is why there is a large amount of software you need for your photography business, especially if you want to stay organized and productive. From paid to free programs, there are several programs and softwares you can use to streamline your business.
How to Take Amazing Nude Shots
The human body is an extraordinary creation and its complex shape and its sublime contours make it an ideal subject for photographers. But it is not as easy as it seems, at least if you want to take beautiful pictures. So here are a few tips to help you make the best out of your photoshoot.
6 Reasons why I switched to Zoner Photo Studio
What Photo Studio? Haven't heard of Zoner Photo Studio X yet? Zoner Photo Studio X is a RAW editor/manager software for editing photographs combining features that are focused on the photographer's workflow. Imagine Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop under one roof with an easy to use and intuitive UI. Developed by a software company from the Czech Republic with quite a history in image editing programs since 1993. Very popular for home applications in its country of origin, however, a rather quiet exposure abroad. Without a further overview, let's jump into rival waters regarding photo editing apps. Compared to the competition and other alternatives to Lightroom, why did I pick Zoner Photo Studio X as the best companion for my photos?
DIY Portrait Photography Tips for Beginners
Long before digital cameras have come to existence, people have been fascinated by portraits mainly because it captures the essence of a person. Portrait photography has the power of capturing one's image and depicting that person's character while imprinting such pictures for all to remember. However, people do not realize that since cameras have been developed and made available to everyone, they have been secretly becoming a threat to the techniques that professional photographers have studied for years. Learn photography, and you'll see how fantastic this hobby can be!
Advanced Night Photography Tips: Figure Out the Best DSLR Settings for Night Photos
When making the switch from point and shoot cameras to DSLRs, one aspect of the DSLR that can be confusing is some of the additional options you have for shooting night photos.
What You Need to Become a Popular Instagram Photographer
Instagram is very popular among online creators. Currently, Instagram has over 500,000 active influencers, and a good portion of them are professional photographers.
How To Successfully Promote Your Photoblog: 10 Great Tips
There are 600 million blogs and 75 million photographers in the word. The competition sounds to be tight but it shouldn't be a reason to abandon the idea of your photoblog promotion. Right now, we are going to share ten actionable tips that will help you to build your photoblog popularization strategy, grow your audience, and get the never-ending influx of new orders. So, let's get started.
Composition and the rule of thirds
Exposure (with its three components: aperture, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity) is extremely important to make a successful photograph but it is not the only technical aspect that influences the final rendering of an image: the composition is just as important!
Ambient Vs. Diffuse Lighting
Making proper use of lighting is a key to successful photography. Without enough of the proper lighting, your photos will not turn out how you want. To be able to make proper use of the available lighting, it's important to understand the different types of lighting and know how to use them. Try these tips for understanding and using two common types of lighting that you'll find in photography: Diffuse and ambient lighting.
10 Tips for Growing a Small Photography Business
Starting your own photography business is no easy task. Read our top ten tips for growing your own photography business long term and how you can earn more money.
Adding Depth to Your Photos: Is It Important Nowadays?
Photography can be a real work of art if you know how to take a quality shot. In this article, we will tell you about how important and possible it is to add depth to photographs.
One Hero, A Million Faces - online Covid-19 archive launched by Splento
Today, Friday April 24th 2020, one of the UK's leading photography businesses, Splento, has launched an online Covid-19 visual archive with images from frontline NHS hospitals who are at the centre of the battle against the pandemic. Called 'One Hero, A Million Faces', the web-based resource captures the heroism and reality within hospitals by NHS key workers producing an active time capsule of the UK's fight against the virus. The campaign is also raising funds for the NHS through donations for using the images.
20 Ideas for Photos During Quarantine Period
Since the Covid-19 virus became a global pandemic, most governments have declared a lockdown to ensure people's safety. This lockdown means a lot of people are restricted from going to public places, thereby leaving them with no option than to stay at home. The chances are high that you're stuck at home with nowhere to go, talk less of having fun and taking pictures.
A Beginner’s Guide to Making Product Photography Much Better
Are you into product photography? Check out the essential beginner tips for making every single product photograph absolutely fantastic.
How to improve your photography skills and get a better job
With everyone owning a digital camera, it is hard to differentiate photographers from fashion bloggers, for example. They have made photography look easy, but professionals in the industry know otherwise. True photographers understand the physics of light and strive to get the best out of their camera. Photography is still a technical field because you need to acquire computer and software skills. You need to improve constantly to keep up with emerging trends such as Drones. Successful businesses and better photography jobs are determined by the level of uniqueness and creativity.
8 Cool Things to Do with Your Photos
Posting on Instagram isn't the only thing you can do with your photos. You can use them to decorate your home, make photo gifts to delight your friends, or turn them into something special. If you've just finished sorting your photo collection and are looking for ideas on how to make the most of them - we've got you covered. Scroll down to find ideas for digital and printed photos, as well as bonus suggestions for old pictures.
Coronavirus: How You Can Help the Photography Community
The coronavirus pandemic has caused widespread destruction in terms of health and economy. From well-established and large-sized businesses to small scale industries, every business is struggling for survival. The travel sector is facing huge losses from traveling restrictions in several countries, restaurants are losing customers, and retailers are facing an unprecedented decrease in revenue. The photography community is equally affected because of event cancellations worldwide.
How to Photograph and Edit Art Pictures for Social Media
Do you want more people to see your art? Or maybe you want to promote and sell some of your artworks? Social media platforms work great for this purpose. However, when it comes to uploading pictures to social media, you may face some restrictions. For instance, you may have noticed that many social media platforms, especially Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat, decrease the quality of the uploaded photos.
Computer Slow With Photos? 3 Simple Ways to Speed It Up
There could be a number of reasons if your computer is slow at loading or editing photos. And there are just as many things you can do to speed it up, short of buying new software or a new computer. Here are three approaches you can take to open and edit photos in a fraction of the time.
Events From Home
All About Photo is committed to bringing you the very best in photography during these difficult times. We believe that photography can be a powerful tool for helping us make sense of the world and connect with one another. If you can, continue to work, share your photography, and connect with the photographic community.
Guide on How to Write Photo Credits for Press, Instagram, and Books
Are you writing an article or a blog post and don't know how to give credits to the authors of the photos you want to use? This article contains all the information on how to write photo credits.
Best Adobe Free Photoshop Actions in 2020
Are you looking for the best free Photoshop actions that make photos look amazing in several clicks? Try these perfect actions to add to your photos more vivid look.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources To Help Photographers
Coronavirus disease wipes out the work of many photographers and artists around the world. Here is a list of resources that might help you get by in these difficult times.
Essential Tips For Food Photography
While scrolling through social media, you probably noticed that everyone (literally) posts multiple pictures of the food they prepared at home or ordered in the restaurant. You most likely did so at least once too. And while for some it might seem like wasting memory on your phone, for some food photography is essential.
All you need to know about ISO effects in photography
If you're here, it means that you're wondering about one thing - what does ISO mean? The acronym stands for the International Organization for Standardization. It's an organization that sets the standards for the digital camera's sensitivity rating, but this is not what you came here for. Below you will find all the essential and practical information about ISO and how it can affect your photos. Without further ado, let's start.
The Secrets To Breathtaking Cityscapes
Photographing big cities is a great challenge. But knowing some tricks and secrets will make your life as a cityscape photographer much easier.
Tips on How to Take a Photo of a Landscape
Capturing the perfect landscape photo depends as much on your photo editor as it does on the equipment you use. Whether you want to preserve a beautiful moment on a trip or take a breathtaking photo right in your own backyard, taking a landscape photo requires practice and dedication. Keep reading for the top tips on how to take a photo of a landscape.
Twenty Websites You Can Make Money Selling Photos Online
Photography is one dynamic and fascinating profession that involves passion to keep you floating through the tides. However, passion for the job has led many photographers to constantly do free jobs to the extent that it has almost become 'second nature' to them.
10 Best Background Removal Services in 2020
Are you interested in approaching a background removal service? Or are you dissatisfied with the agency you are currently working with? Either way, this post will come in handy. It is hard to understand from the first glance whether a certain background removal service is a decent one. I'm sure you don't feel like testing each existing company one by one until you find a suitable option. That's why I have prepared this objective review of the best background removal services in 2020.
A brief history of nude photography (1839-1939)
The naked body has, since ancient times, fascinated artists of all backgrounds. Sculptors, painters and illustrators competed to celebrate the body and represent it in its original state, as evidenced by the works from ancient civilizations, notably Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Prehistoric representations of the naked human body can even be seen on the painted walls of caves and prehistoric statuary art. But if masculine nudes prevailed in Antiquity, especially among the Greeks, the trend has now shifted and it is the female body that has become the ultimate muse for artists.
Top Photography Trends of 2019
Photography faced dramatic changes influenced by the digital era. It radically altered many notions and approaches. It seems that nothing new could have amazed us. However, the universe of photographs is like a living organism that absorbs various tendencies and trends. If you read different essays on photography and its history written by professionals, you can track how this art varies from one year to another. 2019 was not exceptional and also brought some new styles. Let's take a closer look.
5 Tips to get amazing pre-wedding shots
The winter season is just around the corner, and if you are getting married in the cold months of the end of this year or early next year, then you've landed at the right place. So, be with us for a little while as we walk you through some really amazing tips that'll help you have a photoshoot which looks dreamy as if it's out of a fantasy world.
Which Paper Is Best For Photo Prints - Glossy vs Matte finish?
It's the question that stumps most people at the photo printing stage - should I choose a glossy or matte finish? The motivation behind your final choice may be based on artistic preference or pricing. In this post, we will discuss the difference between matte and gloss finishes and when you should choose to use each one.
Why Photography Isn’t A Career Option, It’s Either In You Or Not
Photography has been around for a while now. However, its popularity, demand, and the project rates being paid to photographers have gone up lately. Nonetheless, it isn't a good career option for many. Many people take it up as a career but fail to stay afloat. Regardless of how cheap a rate they are charging their clients, an average photographer will be forced out of the market. The world of photography is an unforgiving one.
Psst! Photographers, Steal These 11 SEO Tips for your Photo Website
Do photo websites even need SEO (a.k.a. Search Engine Optimization)? You bet! In fact, if you are serious about your website, it's crucial to know all the specifics about image SEO. Good news - in this guide, you will discover 11 fool-proof ways to bring more eyeballs on your stunning visuals. All of them are so simple, you can implement them today! Ready to turn your own photo website into the next Getty? Let's dive right in.
Top 9 Facebook Marketing Tips for Photographers
With over 2 billion users around the world tuned in, Facebook as a marketing platform is hard to beat. Thousands of said customers could already be right near you in your local city. Additionally, Facebook's visual nature supports photography in a very real way. In other words, Facebook is a solid platform to use for marketing your photography business.
How to Sell Online Photos and Earn Quick Bucks in 2019?
Do you enjoy photography? Have you pursued it as a hobby? How about reading this blog? It contains helpful ways to turn photography into a rewarding online business.
7 Best Photo Apps for Incredible iPhone Photography (2019 Edition)
There are so many photography apps that are compatible with your iPhone. Choosing the best app can be frustrating and overwhelming because not all apps out there are the best for you. To ease your work, we have compiled a list of seven photo apps that will improve the quality of the photos you take with your iPhone. Read on to learn more about this interesting subject.
An Introduction Guide To Street Photography
Street photography is all about capturing life in urban areas. It's about our culture and humanity that is captured usually without the knowledge of the subject (if that is a person, that is). If you are new to street photography, this guide will help you get started.
What is the impact of modern art on society?
Being an artist or just an admirer, you may have this thought in your mind: how does art influence today's society and if art can educate the people around us with all the tech around us? Art is well known for its amazing feature of educating people and creating that pleasant environment of a new world in a whole new vision. A new way of translating thoughts, feelings, and emotions based on experiences are now presented with the help of projectors, interactive screens or videos. Among the first forms of artistic representation are cave paintings that prove that humans were capable of abstraction and art reproductions, also being able to communicate through this language with others, but now art has no boundaries.
How You Can Bring Old Photographs to Life Once Again
The truth is that few people actually take good care of old photos. With time, these printed photographs may be discovered in leaky basements or musty attics. Unfortunately, at this point, there may have been quite a bit of damage done to these images. Before you despair, though, there is a way to restore these pictures. Sure, you may not be able to fix the physical copy but you can certainly alter a digital version to reclaim the lost glory of the photograph. Here are your top tips for doing so.
Fashion Retouchers Matter
High-end photo retouching is a critical part of the fashion industry. The fashion world relies on retouching to make the model and clothing look appealing. Retouching photos helps clean up details that can be missed during a photoshoot such as a lone strand of hair standing up, ruffles on the clothes, or blemishes of the model. You can correct those details of an image through photo retouching.
Best Photo Recovery Software to Take Lost Photos Back
Memory is essential for the existence of humans because we are what we remember. Anything that happens to us changes our character, values, and attitudes. If we did not have memory, we would not have been inclined to travel, spend time with friends, and perform any other activities we are used to. Luckily, the progress has gifted us with assistance in the form of photography (and cheap essay writing services). Now, we do not have to fully rely on our brain cells in remembering the brightest moments of our lives. It is now many times easier to recall a joyful event when you desire. However, even photography is not perfect, and our memories are never safe. Or are they?
6 Tools Photographers Should Use in 2019
Have you been trying to edit your and improve the quality of your photos using your phone? Editing photos using your phone is quite a hustle because most camera apps do not have a wide variety of features that will help you progress to the next level. With the rapid advancement of technology in 2019, it's important for you to use the best tools to have quality photos or earn money through photography. Today, we are going to discuss some of the best tools available today and how you can use them. Let's get started!
Framing and Composition Tips
The principles of visual art are the rules, tools and guidelines that artists often use to organize the elements of art in their work. Of course, not everyone follows these rules but most of them does because it is more pleasing for the human eye. Let's take a look at some of these principles and a few other tips to take better shots.
6 Tips for Mastering Your Lenses
Have you bought a new lens and look for ways to "play well" with it? Or you have a long-abandoned lens on your shelf, and you still can't find an application for it? This article is for photographers and amateurs who want to understand what their lens is capable of and how to find new ways to get great shots.
6 Great Ways to Negotiate the Best Rates as a Freelance Photographer
For many photographers, setting and negotiating rates can seem intimidating and complicated. You often have to face the fear that the client will feel you're overcharging them. Understanding how to negotiate your service rates is a crucial step to a successful freelance career.
7 Things To Photograph On Rainy Days
A lot of photographers are absolutely horrified of bad weather, especially when it comes to rain. And that's reasonable if you think about such things as water getting into your camera and possibly breaking something in it.
10 Tips On Taking Lovely Night Sky and Star Photos
Astrophotography is one of the greatest types of photography there is. A camera can sometimes see what our eyes are missing and this means that you can get some pretty stunning photos if you are willing to venture out into the night. However, for these photos to work, you need to know how to position your camera and many other things.
Where to Study if You Want to Become a Photographer?
Photography is definitely a skill that gets polished with experience. Many claim that it is almost impossible to learn how to photograph, without a natural flair for it. That said, there are still many techniques that one can and should master in photography that could push the progress along.
15 Essential Tips for Drone Photography
In recent years, drone photography has been one of the largest growing genres in the fields of photography, precisely wedding photography. It requires great ability to run a high-quality camera in the sky to capture aerial photographs and the results can be beyond imagination. This article is all about the tips for drone photography that can make drone photography better. You will get to understand the practical, safety and legal considerations for better drone photography
6 Amazing Tips To Make Your Portrait Photography Impeccable
I walked into a firm and I was stunned beyond the usual. Mind you, I did not freak out because I sensed that hidden cameras or probably a motion activated hidden camera was watching me. No, it was this huge portrait photograph of the founder that stunned me. It took some level of composure not to stare. It was not the gigantic size that actually kept my attention though that was what caught my attention. It was the picture itself that kept me in awe so much that the receptionist observed it. Everything about the picture was dazzling and alive. It seemed like the man was live and his aura was just oozing. This is one thing about photography.
8 Essential Tools to Develop Your Editing Skills
Photographers are the people who make our world exciting and thriving. They inform and inspire and never cease to amaze us. Photography is a universal language. A language without words that doesn't age. A great photographer's work cannot be forgotten.
5 Best Photo Editing Apps for Mac Users
Whether you consider yourself a pro or an enthusiastic amateur, we have more choice than ever before when it comes to taking and editing pictures. We are lucky to live in an age when we can take, edit and publish within the same day, if not same hour.
5 Tips to Start Promoting Your Photo Works on Instagram
Whether you're a beginner or a pro photographer, one thing is certain: your work is worth more attention. Instagram is the perfect social media network to take your personal brand's exposure to the next level, but only if you'd only knew how.
Top 5 Inspiring Stories of Successful Photographers
Taking iconic photography goes beyond just using a camera to capture a moment. A professional photographer is in the business of using cameras to take pictures which are developed into prints or prepared as digital photos. Photographers know how to use cameras, take advantage of lighting, use lighting equipment, work with their subjects or objects to make them look good and edit their work to enhance its beauty or a certain perspective of the photo.
Top Tips For Landmark and Monument Photography
You can produce the best shots of various landmarks and monuments where you are when you look at a few points of value. These tips for taking photos of landmarks and monuments are all simple ideas that help you to make the most of the many great shots you want to take. Seeing how detailed and specific many of these landmarks can be, you should look at what you're doing when producing an outstanding look that adds a classic touch.
Top 5 Tools for Adding Perspective to Photography
Experimenting with perspective is always an interesting process, and it may lead to creating compelling, eye-catching results. Ideally, you will plan this aspect in the process of creating engaging composition and framing of your shot, as this is the safest way to control the outcome.
Best Cameras On The Market For Capturing The Northern Lights
The Aurora Borealis is truly one of the natural wonders of the world, and capturing it in its full glory is one of the major ambitions of a host of photography enthusiasts. Yet there are a number of challenges that present themselves when seeking to photograph this natural phenomenon: challenging weather conditions, light pollution, below-par activity and unsuitable equipment spring immediately to mind.
15+ WordPress Edit Post Hacks for Photographers
Are you trying to create/edit a post in WordPress but don't know about all the post features you see on the screen? To some people, adding a new post is somewhat self-explanatory. However, many newbies find the interface to be quite overwhelming. If you're running a photography website, there are some WordPress edit post hacks that you should know about to take your photography website to the next level.
The Best Tools to Edit Your Photo in 2019
Visual content is taking over the Internet. Gone are the days when you could simply rely on blog posts and expect to win over the audience. Today, you need some powerful photos to make the content stand out from the crowd of competitors.
Photography Marketing With Technologies:  It’s Cheaper Than You Think
Marketing anything requires an investment of time and money. For most who are starting out a new business venture, the first may be in far more plentiful supply than the latter.
How To Master Headshot Photography
One of the most requested type of photography is headshot photography. People like headshot photography because it offers a mix of storytelling and personality while staying professional. They use it for their social media profiles, business websites and so on. But this is a skill you need to master.
5 Tips for Better Street Photography
As an aspiring photographer, I was very intrigued by street photography, but I found myself lost in this world, unsure of whether or not I was taking what would be considered a "good picture". And I couldn't let this hold me back, Because Street photography was something I really liked, so I started searching and learning for tips and techniques to improve myself in this aspect. I know lots of people want to be able to get a lot more from their photos, so I would like to share with you 5 tips for better street photography.
Best Photography Museums for Students to Attend
Stuck with your art project? Maybe you need a bit of inspiration! Get to know the best European museums where you can see and discuss art with modern photographers.
Lighting Guide: 10 Best Tips
Lighting makes all of the difference when it comes to the field of photography. A good image can be ruined by bad lighting - and a bad one can look good if the lighting is on point. That's why whether you're a photographer or a film-maker, it's vital to make sure that you know the basics of professional lighting.
6 great part-time jobs for a young photographer
As a photographer, you want to look for ways to make money on the side so they can fuel your passion and help you continue with it. It's not easy, granted, as a lot of it will need to be talented, skilled, and very patient. However, if you work hard it and use your creativity and faith, you can make anything work.
7 Profitable ways to work as a freelance photographer
You have decided to become a freelance photographer. Congratulations! It takes a lot of guts to chase after your dreams in a world that can pretty much be summarized in two words: rat race.
7 Steps to Strong Web Visibility as a Photographer
Searching for approaches to make your photography business increasingly noticeable on the web? These seven hints will enable you to begin. Build your portfolio
Documentary photos to sell homes in Sweden
Sweden is renowned for its design-conscious residents who place great importance in having beautiful decorated homes. But according to new studies, this fact might have a downside as Swedes often experience housing ads as generic and impersonal.
How to Make 5 Figures in Wedding Photography Sales
Do you feel like you are worth more than what your clients are willing to spend? Is your family struggling because they depend on your income? What if you could spend an entire day picking the brains of Paul and Kristin Privette, the owners of FootStone Studios, who sustain a five-figure average in their sales?
Top 9 Digital Photography Tips
There are different types of digital cameras presently. One thing that stands to differentiate each of them is their specifications. Camera specification is the most important thing to consider when buying a digital camera.
The Evolution of Photography
There are many inventions that have changed the world. From flying to the Internet, there are hundreds of things that all contribute to us living in a very different way to how previous generations have done.
Marketing for Photography: How to Promote Your Work
The photography business is an intense industry. The competition, the high expectations of the customers, and the costs involved are often tougher than we can handle. What's certain is that turning your photography business into a major success requires more than just photography skills.
How to Set the Exposure Perfectly?
What is exposure, anyway? To put it simply, exposure is a term that refers to the amount of light that your camera sensor lets in. High exposure means that more light enters the sensor and the picture is brighter. Low exposure results in a darker picture, due to a lack of light.
10 design tips for social media marketing for photographers
Social media marketing is all about visuals. After all, people can recall 65% of the visual content that they see three days later, as compared to about 10% for written content. And posts with images get 37% more engagement on Facebook than those without.
Top 12 Photo Editing Software for Photographers
As a professional photographer, you probably need a photo editing software to enhance the pictures you upload on your website. A good photo editing software will not only give your website a great look but will also attract potential clients who will hire you and pay you well for your services.
Five Ways to Speak Confidently About Your Photography Style
If you're an aspiring photographer, you probably have no idea how to present your photography style. And it's completely fine, as it takes years of experience to finally define what makes your photography style special.
A Simple Way to Help Students Understand Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
During the recent times, when every new smartphone or camera is announced, developers describe their characteristics, and such words as aperture, shutter speed, and ISO appear from time to time. In the simplest words, an aperture is the hole light comes through. ISO is light sensitivity, and shutter speed is the time it takes for a sensor to 'see' the object to be shot.
The Concept of Visual Anacoluthia
What is Anacoluthia? Well, it's a syntactical device, as in the seeming lack of grammatical logic in a sentence. It's used by writers as a mixed style for a specific effect. For example, "Bring the beer... are the toilets clean?" Two other such tools are also deployed by writers: 1. Parataxis, another such device, to increase the tempo of the narrative, by eliminating conjunctions. For example, "I came. I saw. I conquered," and 2. Hypotaxis is syntactical subordination: hypotatic or adjective followed by a supporting subject-verb phrase. You're probably itching to ask what does all this have to do with photography? Quite a bit, depending on your perspective! You see, photographers, like writers, visualize for a living, and, they actually share the same vocational idiom. It's rather negligent of us, if we cannot, being the observers we are, see how syntactical tools can become malleable intriguing photographic concepts.
How to Choose a Camera: A Comprehensive Guide
A creative hobby such as photography can not only be rewarding but can also have positive health effects. However some people, especially complete beginners, can find it a daunting pastime to get into.
How to Win Photo Competitions?
It is important to choose your photo contest. If you search on the internet you will see that there are many photo competitions and that the first rule is to choose them well for avoiding some pitfalls.
The History of Photography
How many photos are there on the planet? How many photos does humanity make every day? A wedding photographer today may take as many shots in one busy day as his or her counterpart in the 1880s took during an entire year. The history of photography is an amazing journey into the past that begins when there was no electricity and no lens.
Photographic Proprioception & Perception!
One day in May, not long ago, I pulled my car aside, parking on Columbus Drive, in Chicago, a few meters from my old haunts, The Art Institute, to make a call.
Top 10 Photo Retouching Services Reviews
Picking up a professional photo retouching service can be a long and boring task, but to save your time and protect you from the headache here are 10 photo retouching services reviews.
The First Real Photograph!
Don't we emote upon seeing a loved one's picture who had vanished? Therefore, the pursuit to record and retrieve had been the holy grail since the cave paintings of prehistory. But, not till 1822 did we succeed, crudely of course, in recording an image to retrieve it later.
Essential Tips On How To Take Amazing Black and White Street Photos
Ever since you were young, you've always loved photography. You always enjoy taking photos of people, places and just about everything that's happening around you.
Depth of Field and Multiple Subjects for Landscape Photography
"Depth of field" is a technical photography term that refers to the part of a photo that is in focus. Even if you have never heard of the term before, if you have an artistic eye you have probably noticed it in photos you have looked at.
Our Urban Fragmentation: The Aesthetics of Ambiguity
As a photographer, I always wondered why we insisted on the concept of "still life," when life is nothing but dynamic. Even inanimate objects are dynamic, changing their appearance as well as character in light. The Stillness Aesthetic is better known as "Still Life." In art, whether it's painting or photography, this pursuit has been about clarity as it relates to light, in the rendition of the inanimate, as well as the animate. The pursuit of this stillness aesthetic is old. In photography, this takes us back to that day in 1838, when, after inventing the Daguerreotype photographic process, Louis Daguerre recorded his first photograph of shoe shiner servicing a customer at a street corner in Paris. Photography's operating premise has been to freeze the action.
Around The Web
If you thought taking a selfie was a harmless activity, think twice! The website Mashable.com wrote an article called "More people have died from selfies than shark attacks this year". Weird, quirky or just interesting news we found on the web.
SUPERSENSE turns your digital photos into real 20x24 Polaroids
The Vienna-based SUPERSENSE, a manufactory for analog sensations, is now making 20x24 Polaroid photography available to a worldwide audience. So far, access to this legendary form of large format instant photography has been place-bound to accomplished experts such as at the 20x24 Studio in NYC, the 20x24 Studio West in San Francisco or Jan Hnizdo in Prague.
170 000 photos of the Great Depression
If you think archives are and old and out of date, think again. A collection owned by the american government is now available online for the public! Everyone now has the possibility to navigate on this platform from the confort of their own home, thanks to interactive tools. This program is called "Photogrammar", that was developed at Yale University.
Optimum Settings for the Perfect Photograph
Cameras are more and more complicated and we are tempted to play with all the buttons. But sometimes less is more or at least there are a few basic rules we should try to stick to in order to get the best images possible. In this article we have selected 10 tips that we suggest you follow to optimize your camera (and time!).
The Happy Africa Foundation (THAF)
I recently returned from a wonderful experience volunteering with African Impact's South Africa Photography and Conservation Project at Thanda Private Game Reserve, Hluhluwe, KwaZula Natal, South Africa. It involved not only in-depth photography tutorials, with practical and theoretical application, but both conservation and community work, to make sure volunteers not only gain experience, but have an impact while they're there.
Photographers and Their Cameras: Part 1
We know it's not the camera that makes the photographer, it's the photographer that makes the camera. It got me thinking about all the famous photographers and the cameras they used to capture their iconic photos. Although most of them are gone now, I've compiled an exhaustive list of the top 25 most famous photographers and their cameras of choice. This is Part 1 (in no order particular order) of 3.
Photographers and Their Cameras: Part 2
This is the second installment of the "Top 25 Famous Photographers and Their Cameras." The photographers here represent a variety of different disciplines: fashion, street, landscape, portraits, and still life's. The work contributed by these icons feature perfect black and whites, rich tonal colors, and portraits that have been burned into our collective consciousness.
Photographers and Their Cameras: Part 3
We have reached the conclusion of the final 5 photographers on this list. The photographers were chosen because of their impressive bodies of work, and the impact they've left on the photographic medium. All of the photographers mentioned on this list have progressively moved photography forward, taking it from camera obscura to a respected fine art. What makes a photographer iconic or famous has to do with the powerful and moving photographs they create. When you think of Dorothea Lange you instantly recall 'Migrant Mother' or with Ansel Adams you think of 'The Tetons and the Snake River' or his work in Yosemite. That's what makes these photographers so special, because they make photographs that stay with us. Such powerful photographs have the power to move us in a spiritual and emotional way, and our proclivity to view them echoes our desire to be enriched by their aesthetic. Here are the last 5.
The Impermanence of Digital Photography
Digital photography has made photography easier, there's no doubt about it. Digital photographs are millions of different numbers in two-dimensional binary representing millions of pieces of data that make up one single digital image. These numbers represent pixels which translate into exact colors, shapes, objects, and exact dimensions of any image that processes through a computing device.
British Photography
Launched in February 2015, britishphotography.org is a new, free, public resource for British photography. Providing access to a comprehensive range of British photography through the privately-owned works in the Hyman Collection, the site also serves as a portal to other British photography websites and resources.
Five New Premium Fine Art Papers for Museums
Ilford, traditional brand in the market of photography, proudly presents five new fine art papers for museums and galleries where matte papers are highly demanded. The new ILFORD Galerie Prestige contains: Gold Fibre Gloss, Cotton Artist Textured, Fine Art Smooth, Textured Cotton Rag und Smooth Cotton Rag. According to Arnoud Mekenkamp, Joint Managing Director at Ilford Imaging Europe, the company's goal is to provide the market with premium papers - as they are used to from ILFORD.
Camera lenses vs human eyes
There are many similarities between a camera lens and the human eye. Of course, they both have distinct features too. Join us as we take a look at the makeup of each, their way of functioning and what makes them unique.
The itinerary of a hijacked photograph
Under the process of globalization, this photograph was not only changed but was also given a different author, establishing an emblematic case for the defense of artistic rights (badly respected in our internet age). This story begins with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Decorative Arts Museum), attendant to the Louvre Museum, in Paris, and with the exhibition staged by this Museum: "Dans la ligne de mire" ("On sight" septembre 2013 / march 2014); it continues with counterfeiting on an American web-site.
Free Online Photography Courses to Take in 2020
Modern art photography steps over the limits, turning from a fairly common picture into art. Learn the top free online courses you can take in 2020 to become a great photographer.
A Brief History of Photography
Lets take a step back in time and list the most important dates in the history of photography. It all began with the Camera Obscura (which is Latin for the Dark Room). It is believed that Aristote (384-322 BC), the Arabian scholar Hassan ibn Hassan (965-1038) and Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) already knew its principles.
Photo Contest Tips
Here are just a few tips to help you but it doesn't guaranty that you will win! There are so many photo contests that sometimes it is difficult to know exactly what to do. We will try to give you a few advices.
Portrait Photography Tips
All budding photographers, as well as those who've been shooting for awhile, are all looking for the same thing. They want to shooting stunning photographs that capture the "wow" factor. It is not an easy thing to do, since beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, it is not impossible and rather than following rules, sometimes it is necessary to break them. Be random and boldly follow your instincts to find that special picture that makes everyone stop and take notice.
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