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How an Elaborate International Scam is Making the Rounds Among Instagrammers and Photographers

It all started with an email from Wendi Murdoch. She claimed that she had found us through a personal recommendation from a senior editor at Conde Naste Traveler. We had just finished talking with Conde Nast Traveler about doing some Instagram featured work on both my and Zorys accounts, so the timing made sense. Flattered, […] petapixel.com

2019-1-17 19:57

What Parallelism Is and How to Use it to Improve Your Photography

Ive always had a fascination with geometry and man-made structures, their perfection has a strong attraction on me. It took me time to realize that what I appreciated most wasnt necessarily their symmetry or the simple repetition of shapes but the parallelism between the various elements of the construction of an image. To better understand […] petapixel.com

2019-1-11 20:27

How is Photography Affecting Us?

In the past two decades, most people went from not carrying a camera to always having a smartphone camera with them at all times. With millions upon millions of photos shot (and shared) every single day, how is this explosion in photography affecting us? Here’s a 10-minute video by WIRED that explores that question. To […] petapixel.com

2019-1-5 18:00

How This Pro Instagram Star Earns Up to $100K Climbing Peaks Full-Time

The rise of Instagram in our culture has spawned a generation of professional Instagrammers who make a living from broadcasting (often sponsored) photos to their massive followings. Meghan Young is one such Instagrammer, and this 12-minute feature by Bloomberg gives us a look into what her life and career are like. The 33-year-old Young spends […] petapixel.com

2018-12-30 19:59

How to Make a Camera Lens Lamp

After Canon handed out camera lens mugs at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, novelty lens look-alike mugs and cups have flooded the market. If you’ve received one or more of them as gifts, one thing you can do is turn them into camera lens desk lamps. Filmmaker and freelance media producer Dave Knop of […] petapixel.com

2018-12-28 18:05

PhoGo App Aims to Change How Clients and Freelance Photographers Connect

Ever needed a photographer for an urgent project but can't seem to find one? Alternatively, are you a photographer having a hard time getting started with your career because clients can't seem to find you? The solution could soon come in the form of the PhoGo app, which promises to transform the freelance photography market as it stands today. thephoblographer.com

2018-12-16 20:00

How NOT to Photograph an Elk

When photographing wild animals in the great outdoors (especially big ones), it’s important to stay at a safe distance for the good of both you and the animal. But one sightseer in a Canadian national park was recently seen giving a masterclass in how NOT to shoot from a reasonable distance. Sundog Tours guide Kendra […] petapixel.com

2018-12-14 19:53

How to Create Stunning Lighting on Location Using Speedlights

One of the things you'll learn as a portrait photographer is that lighting definitely still has its place when you're shooting portraits on location. If you want to give it a try soon,Trevor Dayley has put together a quick video with lighting equipment maker MagMod to help you get an idea on how you can use speedlights to achieve stunning outdoor portraits. thephoblographer.com

2018-11-20 23:00