Inspiration

 

The Dark and Dreamy Portraiture of Sylwia Makris

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There are few enough times when the words haunting and portraiture truly go hand-in-hand, but the work of Polish-born, Germany-based fashion photographer Sylwia Makris fits this description perfectly.

Her dreamlike photographs take you into a strange, twisted world full of sculpted subjects under the most mysterious of lights and costumes. Read more…

external “The Deafening Sound Of Silence” By Carlo Cafferini —Shutter Photo

I dare say – and I mean this as a compliment – the man wouldn’t do well as a photojournalist. There an ethos in photojournalism that prevents photographers from modifying the image – no post-processing to clone out blemishes, no editing of the scene before the shutter. No, Carlo is a tweaker, setting up with a tripod featuring lots of knobs and adjusting the scene both before and after the shutter.

 
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Creative Collaboration Yields Impressive Body-Painted Ultraviolet Fashion Portraits

Have you ever come across an artist’s work and thought, “Wow, I would love to work with them!” Well, that is exactly what went through Benjamin Von Wong’s mind after seeing Michael Rosner’s work.

Fast forward two years and Von Wong finally got his wish, creating some beautiful and inspiring untraviolet photographs in the process. Read more…

A Lesson In Lighting: An Impressive Demo that Shows You It’s Not About the Gear

It’s not about the camera, it’s about the light. Here to prove that is photographer Miguel Quiles. In the above video, Quiles proves you don’t need the best camera or lens to capture amazing results. You only need to understand how important light is and learn how to use it to your advantage.

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external 5 Lessons From The 30 Most Influential Photographers In Social Media —LinkedIn

Number one on the list, Jeremy Cowart shares this sentiment. “Just like everyone else, I now shoot and share as soon as I can. Before social media, we photographed our lives to remember. Now we photograph our lives to remember and share.”

 
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‘Cities at Night’ as Captured by Astronauts Aboard the International Space Station

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Since 2003 astronauts have been snapping up photographs of our beautiful planet from the International Space Station. All of these photographs have been archived together into a resource called The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. It’s through the utilization of this resource, as well as a database compiled by Spanish Astrophysicists that a little project called Cities at Night exists.

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Presentation Offers Solid Composition Tips and Examples for Street Photographers

Erik Kim is one of the best-known street photographers out there, today. In his continues efforts to shoot and share, Kim has put out the full presentation he used in his Introduction to Composition for Street Photography talk at Gulf Photo Plus 2014. Read more…

The Cameras We Bring: Each Camera is an Extension of Who We Are

This short inspirational video by the folks at video production company Fidelity Format needs, and will therefore get, very little introduction. It’s called “The Cameras We Bring,” and will speak to every photographer who feels that deep connection with their small (or large…) collection of cameras.

“The photos we take are an expression what we’re looking for not necessarily what we’re looking at,” writes FF in the poignant video’s description. “Every camera we use, we use as an extension of who we are.”

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5 Essential Tips for Your First Commercial Shoot

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Once you’ve been shooting for a while (and becoming good at it) someone will inevitably ask you if you are interested in shooting something for a fee, either for a commercial or editorial job (but for the sake of discussion I am labeling any paid shoot as a commercial shoot).

Your first paid assignment will certainly be very exciting, but there are a few things you should know before saying yes. Read more…

A Beautiful Look at the Meticulous Process Behind Large Format Photography

In the world of analogue photography, the larger you go in format, the more time, discipline and resources it typically takes to capture and develop your photographs. And while the age-old technique of developing film takes due diligence no matter the format, large format photography in particular has a certain quality to the process that makes it stand out from the rest.

The above video, shared by photographer Lúis Plácido, takes a captivating look at that process. Read more…