Inspiration

 

Inspiration and Advice: How to Be Happy with Your Photos

Reminiscent of the much-loved “The Gap” monologue by NPR’s Ira Glass, photographer and educator Mike Browne recently produced an inspirational video that tackles the topics of expectations, practice, and how to be happy with your photos as you continue on your photographic journey. Read more…

On Photographing the Milky Way: An Ode to Astrophotography

Here’s a little inspiration and my answer to why we stay out late in the cold and the dark.

I was recently reminded of my first really successful attempt to photograph the Milky Way. I remember making that photo very clearly. Or rather, I remember not wanting to make it at all. Read more…

10 No-Nonsense Tips On How to Become a Better Photographer

If you’ve been dreaming of making photography your full-time occupation, photographer Scott Robert Lim has some no-nonsense, sugar-free advice on what it takes to become, not just a better photographer, but a great photographer who can compete in the landscape today. Read more…

Chris Hadfield Explains How Zero Gravity Makes it Possible to Take Sharp, Hand-Held Long Exposures

Have you ever noticed how, in every photo of an astronaut using camera gear in the International Space Station, there’s pretty much never a tripod or monopod or special mount in sight? They’re always just handholding this massive camera with a 400mm lens attached.

So how, then, can they capture incredibly crisp photos of the Earth when they’re flying above it at 4.8 miles per second? In the video above, iconic Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shares the fascinating answer. Read more…

Famous Album Cover Portraits Come to Life in this Creative Music Video

Israeli director Vania Heymann has created a new music video that brings famous artists to life in their album cover photos. Shown above, it’s a video for the beatboxed song “Mayokero” by Israeli artist Roy Kafri. Rather than Kafri beatboxing, however, we’re treated with the wonderfully bizarre sight of the album covers making the music.
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Steampunk Friends for Life: A Little Story About the Power of Networking as a Photographer

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This is a story about networking, giving back, friendship, trust, #sharingiscaring and steampunk.

Before I moved to Cardiff, Wales, I decided that I wanted to do some “pro bono” projects since I’ve noticed that they provide inspiration and sometimes good things you didn’t even expect.
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Cheap Camera Challenge: A Hole for a Viewfinder, No LCD, and No Idea if You’re Actually Taking Pictures

In what turned out to be one of the more difficult Cheap Camera Challenges DigitalRev has put together so far, AFP photojournalist Alex Ogle was forced to trade his D810 and 35mm f/1.4G lens for a digital camera in the most basic sense of the term. Read more…

Behind the Scenes: New York Times Photojournalist Ozier Muhammad Covers a Climate March

Here’s a glimpse into a day in the life of a New York Times staff photographer. The behind-the-scenes video above follows 64-year-old photographer Ozier Muhammad as he covers the People’s Climate March in New York City last month for the Times with a Canon DSLR and a pair of Leica M rangefinders.
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Google Street View Takes to Tanzania to Retrace the Footsteps of Jane Goodall

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Google has teamed up with the Jane Goodall Institute to bring their Street View Trekker cameras to Gombe National Park in Tanzania, a place made famous by world-famous primatologist Jane Goodall and her research of the local chimpanzees.

Step by step, the Google Street View Trekker camera retraced the steps Goodall took during the 54 years she spent studying the social behavior of chimpanzees. Read more…

A Deeper Look at the Exceptional Hong Kong Street Photography of Fan Ho

Two months ago we featured the work of Fan Ho, a Chinese photographer who spent much of his life documenting the streets of Hong Kong. His photographs were, to put it lightly, a hit with everybody who saw them. Strong composition and an incredible understanding of light (if you’ll allow the pun) shone through in every frame.

Today, we get to go a little bit deeper thanks to the show The Art of Photography, who recently took a closer look at Fan Ho’s work, taking the time to point out what it is that sets his images apart from the many others out there. Read more…