Inspiration

 

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

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Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB Weddings actually does offer a style of time-less wedding photos: the animated GIF and the cinemagraph. Read more…

Confessions of a Colorblind Photographer

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I’m colorblind.

There it is, I said it. I’ve been holding it back for years, before I even knew I wanted to be a photographer and it feels good to put it out there. I’ve told exactly two photographers about my handicap before tonight but I feel like its time to put it out there publicly. I was ashamed of it but I’m not anymore. It’s part of who I am. Read more…

external A Hip Way To Take Street Photos —NY Times

“I got down on my belly, on a dirty street, and asked them what they were looking for,” he said. “They said, ‘See that gold watch in the sewer?’ They used a stick with chewing gum to try to get it. Finally, they got the watch up and it was a $5 child’s watch that had been painted gold. But I got the picture.”

 
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external Astronomical beauty: How one photographer pulls heaven down to earth for the rest of us to see —Imaging Resource

Talented astrophotographer Rogelio Bernal Andreo explores gear, talks technique and offers advice in this fantastic interview with Imaging Resource

 
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Photographer Surprises Sick Fan for His Birthday, Shows Up in a Box on His Doorstep

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Photographer Benjamin Von Wong recently took some time out of his incredibly busy schedule to warm our hearts and give a talented, chronically ill fan of his the birthday surprise of his life. Read more…

external These are the faces of pure adventure —RedBull

Pain, victory, and defeat. These are images that show us raw adventure – the moment it happens.

 
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Video: This is What It’s Like to Photograph a Wild, Territorial Silverback Gorilla

Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas — of adorable Meerkat photography fame — recently went on a trip to the Republic of Congo to photograph a wild silverback gorilla. He came back with some awesome photos, which you can see below, but not without putting himself in a teensy bit of danger along the way. Read more…

Stumbling Forward: On Embracing Your Mistakes as You Stumble Towards Success

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Most people see me as a “professional”… as someone who is smart, who has their act together or as someone who knows what they’re doing all the time.

This makes me laugh. Read more…

Destroying the Creative ‘Monsters’ and Overcoming the Immature Mindset that Nearly Killed Me

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I’m writing this from the perspective of someone who is trekking through the process. I’m not sitting on a high horse. I can’t even afford a horse.

It is often said that you have to be partially insane to be a creative. I’m not sure if that idea is influenced by the odd forms of modern art, or if someone recognized the risk of choosing fields with high unemployment rates.

By dealing with the emotional roller coaster of being a creative, I have in fact, gone a bit crazy. Read more…

Video: An Adorable Photowalk Proposal that Will Melt Your Heart

When wedding photographers Maria Velasquez and her boyfriend Ulices Del Toro started planning their second Laguna photowalk, she had no idea that he had something much bigger in mind than just walking around and snapping pictures. Read more…