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Photographing Northern Harriers Flying Over the Grasslands at Dusk

I've always found northern harriers to be a raptor species that stood out from most others. Their hunting method provides ample opportunity for creative photography as they glide over gorgeous marshes and grasslands searching for food. On this particular evening, I visited a new grassland in the middle of New Jersey that I had not visited previously to see if I could capture some photos of these beautiful birds.

Think Differently in the World of Macro Photography

Macro photographers learn over time that this genre of photography can break rules you’d always follow in other areas like landscape or portrait photography. It’s a different world to explore, and taking a different approach is an asset when mixing science with art.

Turtle Wears GoPro, Captures Exciting Pond Life

Kyle Naegeli, AKA The Fish Whisperer, recently strapped a GoPro camera to the back of a turtle and let it go inside a small pond. As the 4-minute video above shows, some fascinating turtle's-eye views of the world resulted.

Ride Along: Photographing a Protest in Los Angeles

My name is Jayrol San Jose, and I am a photojournalist based in Los Angeles. I'm a professional photographer, but being new to journalism, I've found that covering protests is a great place to start. I've covered around 25 protests this year in the Los Angeles area. This one, in particular, was put on by Occupy I.C.E. Los Angeles.

Looking Through the Viewfinder of a Hasselblad XPan

The XPan was the first Hasselblad camera to 35mm film and was able to shoot ultra-wide panorama negatives. Photographer Jordan Lockhart decided to mount an action camera to his XPan to capture what it's like to frame the world and shoot with this unique camera.

Photog POV: Shooting the Nitro Circus Tour

My name is Daniel Schenkelberg, and I'm a motorsports photographer. In this post, I'll be sharing a behind-the-scenes view of what it's like to photograph a Nitro Circus live show.

Camera Captures Animals Eating, From the Food’s Point of View

If you've ever wanted to see what the world looks like as a vegetable being eaten by animals, today's your lucky day. YouTuber Agavem bought some vegetables, mounted a camera to one end, and then visited a park to feed the animals that live there. The viral 4-minute video above is what resulted.

A Matter of Perspective: The Privilege of White Males in Photography

"Yet to an obsessive his obsession always seems to be of the nature of things and so is not recognized by what it is." Those words, written by art critic John Berger in his book Ways of Seeing, annotate one part of his understanding of the history of oil paintings: it’s obsessive tendencies toward showmanship of what one has, and the relationship between property and art.

I Photographed My Own Wedding Day

As photographers, whether consciously or not, I think we’re all trying to capture moments in the way that we would like our own moments to be captured. What then are we supposed to do when it’s our turn to be the subject? This question troubled me as my wedding day drew closer. Who does the wedding photographer choose to photograph his own wedding?

I Gave My 19-Month-Old Son My Old Canon G12: Here’s His POV

My 19-month-old son, Stanley, has learned how to use a camera and to shout out cheese as he presses the shutter. He has a few of my old crappy point-and-shoot film cameras in his toy box to play with, but today I gave him my old Canon G12.