Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

Bob Boyd’s Beautiful Photographs of NYC Will Draw You in and Keep You Scrolling

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Sometimes, you want to take a break from all the gimmicky photography out there — the expertly manipulated surreal self-portraits, interesting twists on old concepts and fun forced perspective photo sets — and browse through some modern-day photography that is just plain good.

This is photography that rests, not upon heavy processing or viral potential, but great composition and a profound understanding of light. I reached that point recently, and it was Bob Boyd‘s photography that I found myself scrolling through. Read more…

A Tribute to Discomfort: Powerful Insights from Nat Geo Photographer Cory Richards

Digital media company Blue Chalk recently teamed up with National Geographic photographer and North Face athlete Cory Richards to create the deeply inspirational video you see above. Read more…

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

70 Inspirational Quotes for Photographers

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But I wonder, what else do “they” say? In order to find out I’ve culled together the best quotes on the subject of photography. I hope they inspire you. 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…

Video: Why Do We Ignore the Role Failure Plays on the Way to Success?

There comes a point in any passion or career when you feel like you hit a brick wall; you feel like you’re standing there motionless while everyone else is carrying on achieving things and becoming more successful than you — whatever your definition of success.

But as you’ll understand once you watch this fantastic two-part video series, everybody who has ever achieved anything has gone through this (sometimes many-year-long) phase. We just never hear about this lost chapter in their lives. Read more…

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photog Talks About the Humanistic Approach in Her Work

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice sat down with Marc Silber on Advancing Your Photography recently to discuss how she approaches capturing life through a lens. Read more…

Nat Geo’s Amy Toensing On Vulnerability & Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Acclaimed photographer Amy Toensing recently sat down with National Geographic, for whom she is a frequent contributor, to talk about her craft and offer insights into the world of photojournalism. Read more…

Nick Fancher Informs and Inspires in Andy Newman’s ‘Why We Create’ Series

Cinematographer Andy Newman has put together a series called Why We Create in an effort to gain a glimpse behind why we, as artist, make what we do.

One of his latest installments in the series features photographer Nick Fancher — known for his work for ESPN, The Ohio State University, and Jackthreads — going about his day as he explains via voiceover what it is that draws him to create the images he does. Read more…

Nature and Wildlife Photographer Shares Some Helpful Tips and Advice

In this little video put together by the Marc Silber Show, nature/wildlife photographer Florian Schulz joins Silber to talk about his photography, workflow and overall approach to capturing his museum-adorning images. Read more…