Posts Tagged ‘advice’

For Jennifer, Whomever You Are

My response to all the students who’ve asked me to look at their work and offer some advice

Jun 02, 2014 · David duChemin

Underwater Fantasy Shoot in Bali: 7 Divers, 2 Models and 1 Underwater Shipwreck

No photoshoot goes off without a hitch. But with the correct amount of planning in the way of a vision, schedule, proper team and backup equipment, the risk that you’ll run into a big hitch is dramatically reduced.

One photographer who seems to have mastered putting all of those components together seamlessly is Benjamin Von Wong, but it took all of his skill and more to make sure that his most recent crazy adventure came together seamlessly. Read more…

Q&A with Elizabeth Krist, Nat Geo’s Senior Photo Editor

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This piece originally appeared in PhotoShelter’s guide Building Your Outdoor & Adventure Photography Business – for the full article download the guide here.

Elizabeth Krist, Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic, and the rest of the Nat Geo team seek photographers who have an eye for composing striking and electrifying images. But perhaps even more importantly, they want photographers who have a real curiosity about the world around them — those who aren’t afraid to delve into the intellectual and research aspects of an assignment.

To give photographers a better sense of what goes on behind the scenes at National Geographic, Elizabeth provided some insight into what type of work the magazine commissions, how photographers can pitch Nat Geo, and what you can do to get noticed. Read more…

Learn to Be Lucky: On the Merits of Instinct and Serendipity in Photography

The video above, featuring renowned Dancers Among Us photographer Jordan Matter, is only a minute and a half long, but he shares a very interesting perspective in it. Many photographers are all about planning every shot, and to be sure, this approach can yield spectacular results. As they say, luck is what happens when opportunity meets preparation.

But Matter seems to take a different approach. He prefers to “make his own luck,” ala Titanic antagonist Cal Hockley… minus the big diamond and evil tendencies. Read more…

Building a Photo Brand From the Ground Up: Tips from Art Wolfe

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Art Wolfe has been photographing the natural world for the past thirty years. His work has taken him all over the planet, and many of his adventures are now showcased in his television series, Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge, which first aired in 2007.
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15 Easy Ways to Improve Your Photo Skills Without Buying New Gear

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New cameras, lenses and accessories open up the possibility of fresh adventures in photography. In reality though, most of us have to make do with what we’ve got, upgrading to new camera kit as and when we can afford it. With that in mind, here are 15 suggestions to help beginning and intermediate photographers improve your photography without splashing out on new gear.
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Geotagged Wildlife Photos Help Poachers Kill Endangered Animals

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If you care about endangered animals that are hunted for their parts, here’s something important you should keep in mind: make sure you scrub the GPS data on the images prior to sharing them online. Poachers have reportedly been turning to geotagged photos on social networks in order to find out where they can make their next kill.
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DigitalRev: 5 Tips for Making You Look Like Less of a Tool While Taking Selfies

The week is coming to a close, and if you find yourself in desperate need of a giggle or two, we have just the thing for you: none other than Kai from DigitalRev offering tips for taking selfies without looking like a tool.

Kai has broken it down into five things you should avoid when you turn the camera on yourself, in hopes that even when you do decide to take the dreaded/beloved selfie, you look as professional as possible while doing so. At just over five minutes, the video offers a quick chuckle for those of you who need a laugh to help get you through the rest of the week.

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HONY’s Brandon Stanton Explains How to Approach Strangers During Must-See Q&A

Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the now iconic Humans of New York photo blog and #1 NYT bestselling book Humans of New York recently sat down with some students and faculty at the University College of Dublin to receive the James Joyce Award.

But more important for us than the award is that he also sat down to talk about HONY how it has become what it currently is. Read more…

NYC Wedding Photographer Ryan Brenizer On How To Find Your Individual Style

Ryan Brenizer is back again, talking through some more useful wedding photography knowledge with B&H. Last time Brenizer shared some tips on how to capture great engagement photographs; this time, he’s sharing how to really define your style as a wedding photographer. Read more…