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Photographer Transforms Models Into American Icons for Portrait Series

Audrey Hepburn, Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley, Whitney Houston, and other of America's most famous historical icons are back, thanks to French photographer Etienne Clotis and his team. For his ongoing series ICONIC, Clotis transforms models into these famous personages for one epic portrait.

Shoot Outside Your Comfort Zone

One of my goals as a photographer is to always improve. Regardless of how well others may think my work is I am always trying to learn and grow as a creative.

Perhaps He Sees Something We Can’t

I had a few hours to kill before work one morning, so I decided to head down to a public garden a few miles from my house and take some pictures.

Photog Recreates Dukes of Hazzard Scene Using Model Cars and Dust

The incredibly talented Felix Hernandez is at it again, creating tiny scenes and then photographing them to look larger than life. This time, the toy photography master uses model cars and dust to shoot some scenes straight out of the old TV show The Dukes of Hazzard.

How to Get Better at Photography

I think you can look around at a lot of the content based around photography on the Internet and extract a theme: people want to be better photographers.

This DIY Rig is Helping a Terminally Ill Photographer Keep Shooting

For many of us, photography is just a hobby; for 22-year-old James, it's an escape from the constant pain his terminal illness keeps him in day-in and day-out. When his illness threatened to take even this away from him, one of the UK's top engineers stepped in and created a DIY rig that lets James keep shooting.

When Living a Dream, Make Sure It’s Your Own

There comes a point where the living for the weekend becomes such an obsession that it’s time to build a life around the driving passion. Life isn’t supposed to be lived in two day chunks followed by 5 days of monotony and anticipation. It’s supposed to be chased, squeezed, challenged and loved, every single day.

How to Cope with Family and Friends Who Want You to ‘Get a Real Job’

The prospect of leaving behind the "safe route" to pursue a career in photography is daunting at the best of times, but it's that much more difficult when friends and family don't support your decision. Here's a short video that might help you cope if you're dealing with disapproval or lack of support.

Watch Erik Johansson Create One of His Surreal Photos from Scratch

Erik Johansson creates some of the most stunning surreal images in the world, and Volvo recently decided to follow him around and document his process as he shot his latest personal project. The final video is equal parts inspirational and just plain beautifully shot.