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Instagram Made $20 Billion from Ads in 2019, Out-Earning YouTube by a Lot

Despite plenty of opinions out there saying that stills photography is dying and video is taking over, one metric at least seems to disagree: ad revenue. According to reports, the world's largest photo sharing site (Instagram) out-earned the world's largest video sharing platform (YouTube) by a lot in 2019.

Photographer Recreates Vintage Lens Ads with His Own Glass

Remember those old lens advertisements you would see decades ago while flipping through magazines like National Geographic? Photographer Aaron Arizpe recently tried his hand at recreating the look and feel of those ads using his own lenses and editing skills.

The Truth About ‘Shot on iPhone’-Style Ads

Have you ever been disappointed that your smartphone's camera doesn't quite live up to the shots seen in commercials? "Shot on a Smartphone" often tags along at the end of ads featuring beautiful, cinematic-style shots.

These Creative Photos Use Optical Illusions to Promote Pet Adoption

Photographer Amol Jadhav and art director/retoucher Pranav Bhide recently created something awesome for World For All Animal Care And Adoptions in Mumbai. Using creative lighting and framing, they created a set of optical illusion portraits that each contain two images in one.

This Black Model Faithfully Recreated Fashion Ad Photos

Liberia-born and Los Angeles-based fashion model Deddeh Howard wants to promote more racial diversity in fashion advertising. For her new photo project, titled Black Mirror, Howard faithfully recreated major ad photos from top brands with herself as the model.

Stock Students: Iowa Senate Hopefuls Used the Same Kids in Ads

Republican state senate candidates in Iowa have been releasing advertisements in recent weeks, introducing their lives, views, and plans. With all the photos and videos emerging at around the same time, someone noticed something peculiar: the candidates are all seen talking to the exact same group of kids in the same school hallway.

These Beer Ads Poke Fun at Maternity Photos

There's something incredibly touching about a photograph of a mother-to-be cradling her belly and gazing sweetly at her unborn child. Unfortunately, thanks to these beer ads, you're never going to be able to look at those photos the same way again.

How to Use Facebook Ads to Reach Couples as a Wedding Photographer

Facebook ads are some of the best and cheapest sources for advertising a new wedding photography business.

When I first started wedding photography a few years ago, business was slow. I got all my inquires through Gumtree (an English version of Craiglist) and organic search traffic, and I only booked around 8 weddings in my first year. I still had a day job at this point, so could still get by.

These Horrifying Camera Death Scenes Will Make You Die a Little Inside

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Canon is currently running a special promotion in which photographers purchasing gear through authorized dealers will receive a free 13 months of CarePAK priority service and accident insurance (which protects from accidents such as careless drops and spills).

To promote CarePAK coverage of its products, B&H recently published the video above that shows careless and unlucky photographers having their gear damaged and destroyed in all kinds of painful ways.

Canon’s New Billboards Provide Real Time Photo Tips

Canon's latest billboard ad campaign in New York City does more than promote the camera brand: they can actually help you shoot better photos. Each of the fixed and mobile truck billboards is updated in real time with useful photo tips you can use on the spot.

Ads: One Shot with a Smartphone Camera Can Kill

UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, recently launched an ad campaign in Chile that speaks out against cyberbullying with smartphone photos. Titled "One Shot," each of the three ads shows a group of teenage students pointing their mobile cameras at one of their peers, firing squad-style.