Its the Little Things That Matter Most: An Intro to Shooting Macro Images

My introduction to real macro photography came more than a decade ago when I was reviewing the Canon MP-E 65mm F/2. 8 1-5x Macro lens and Canons macro strobe setup. I had shot macro before, but this was my first time shooting with a lens that captured images greater than life-size, and it was a mesmerizing experience.

Listen to How Jonathan Higbee Creates Beautiful Street Photography LIVE

Street photographer Jonathan Higbee is our next guest on Inside the Photographer’s Mind. Street photographerJonathan Higbeeis one of New York’s up and coming photographers who not only has an interesting approach to street photography but also has a very curious background in photography.

Long Nguyen Pushed Himself to Take Epic Landscape Photos

Photographer Long Nguyen is a financial accountant during the day who turns into a sun seeking photographer at sunrise and sunset--or at least that's what he says about himself. "Currently I live in Seattle, Washington that provides me opportunities explore numerous areas of this 'evergreen state' and in addition to other beautiful places around the world.

Inside the Photographers Mind: Ira Block

It was a pleasure speaking with Ira Block--a photographer who says that he's mastered both the creative side and documentary side of his craft at the moment due to his wanting to continually push himself forward and always create different images.

I Photograph The Strangest Museum Youve Ever Seen

The Museum has been started in 2005 in a 1000 meters ground in Lavasan area ( Tehran / Iran ). It is directed by Prof Naser Houshmand Vaziri who is one of outstanding sculptors in Iran and all of designs, creativities and inventions have been made by him.This is the first private and personal caved museum in Iran.

I Create My Own Fairytales Through Photography

I started this self-portrait project 1.5 years ago and it quickly became a big passion of mine. I was missing something extra in my landscape shots and I wanted to add a human element to them in order to demonstrate the connection that I feel when I’m out in the nature.

All The Colors Of My Bath: 12 Bubble Bath Ideas That Prove I Have Too Much Time On My Hands

I'm not sure how this started to be honest, but a couple of years ago now I became obsessed with creating my own little bath sanctuaries after a long day at work. As time passes these seem to get more and more elaborate, but I can't deny that creating them is one of my favorite things to do! You can see more of my bath shots on Instagram but in the meantime please enjoy the following creations, with a few at the end that is yet to be shared on my Instagram account! I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy creating them! Also, credit to @mywalkinthworld for originally writing a blog post about my bath shots.

Every Photographic Artist Should Take a Look at These Books

While print may not be what it used to be for many photographers, one cannot deny just how important it is in our understanding of looking at images. Look at a book of prints and you'll be amazed at what's possible and just what they look like.

How to Get Lightrooms Basic Adjustments Panel in Capture One

Fact: Most people using Adobe Lightroom when editing really just use the basic adjustments panel. I mean think about it, that's why the company went and made a completely different version of the software for folks who know nothing about editing.

I Create Magical Floral Art From Mundane Photographs

I'm a photographer from Southern California, and although I specialize in portraits I think my favorite pastime is creatively editing floral photography. Each of my images look drastically different from what the scene actually looked like, and I like it that way because it creates a whimsical vibe.

What A Canadian Has Seen In Hong Kong So Far

Hong Kong is a city with a bit of everything: cityscapes, architecture, landscapes, and the ocean. Living in this wonderful city for over a year and a half, these are my highlights so far.

Hey Pandas, Share Your Cool Childhood Photos!

Looking at old photo albums makes me think that kids were way cooler back in the day. We built majestic snow castles in our backyards, climbed trees, wore fashionable sunglasses and had crazy haircuts.

Professional Photographers Shoot A Model Using Only Mobile Phones

We (Mango Street) teamed up with Jessica Kobeissi and Irene Rudnyk in Downtown Los Angeles to challenge ourselves to shoot a professional model using only our phones. Rachel, Daniel, and Jessica shot with an iPhone 7+ and Irene shot with a Google Pixel 2. Comment with your favorite(s) below!

The Creator Behind the Camera Matters More Than the Camera

We want to start this article off by saying that we live in a day and age where every camera is good if not great. It's possible to create a fantastic photo with a DSLR. It's pretty much equally possible to create a stellar photo with a mirrorless camera.

35+ Fall Photos That Will Make You Want To Become A Photographer

Ever since I became a photographer 2 years ago, I started to see things in a whole new way. It was like getting a brand new set of eyes. I started to really appreciate the normal everyday things that we seem to have blocked out and forgotten that they are surrounding us.

Cute Newborn Photography

Tatiana Trofimova is a professional photographer from Minsk, Belarus. Her specialization is newborn photography. She is young, talented and brave to experiment.

The Winter Melancholy Of A Summer Hotspot

I've always liked this strange feeling when you visit a summer hotspot during the winter season. People leave, the warm energy in the air disappears. It's kind of sad, but also calm and hopeful.

The Beauty Of Florence

I'm Davide Sasso and during the last summer I went to Florence, in Italy. This city is really incredible, it is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages".

A Common Mistake New Photographers Make: A Lack of Focus

In this blog article I will share a very useful tip which Brendan Van Son explained to me when I was on the second day of his photography workshop in Hucachina, Peru. He saw what I was doing when trying to photograph the above scene and saw that I was making the same mistake that lots of photographers make when photographing landscapes and showed me where I was going wrong.

App Review: LightLeaker (Apple iOS, Apple iPhone 6s)

Very few apps really make me want to review them, but in the case of LightLeaker I'm more than eager to do so. LightLeaker joins the list with LensDistortions and RNI Films as some of my favorite apps for iOS that appeal to the photographer that wants much more than what the current suite of editing platforms offer simply because of their emphasis on creating a clinically perfect photo.

Showcasing Modernist And Brutalist Architecture Of Belgrade, Serbia

Showcasing modernist and brutalist architecture of Belgrade, Serbia. The series is trying to represent these concrete giants on the effective and beautiful way. Looking from the perspective of a single citizen, from an urban environment, these photos are appreciating the heritage of past times.

Where to Get Your Film Developed in NYC

Yes, we obviously know that lots of photographers everywhere across the country and the world shoot film. But arguably, some of the most film development labs per capita are in NYC. So if you're in the tri-state area or want a lab that will develop your film, check out these offerings.

How We Find The Right Image Out of Thousands in Our Photo Library for Stories

The reason for this article has a bit to do with organizing and managing your photo library in addition to a reader request on how to exactly do something like this. Indeed, organizing your photo library has always been a pain and the only way to fix the problem is to have good practices to begin with.

I Use Flowers To Create Magical Images

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them." - Henri Matisse I have always been very much inspired by the beauty, colours and simplicity of flowers. For me, flowers are the living proof that magic do exist in this world! I always try to portray little visual stories which are atmospheric, dreamy and give a sense of emotions.

I Shoot My Travel Pictures With A $300 Camera

I love travelling and taking pictures. I always admired beautiful professional photographs on Instagram and as I had no experience with photography I bought an entry level mirrorless camera almost 2 years ago and started to learn.

Oliphant Backdrops Can Cost You Around $1000 Plus Shipping

When photographers think about backdrops, many of us tend to try to be savvy--but the more discerning amongst us tend to reach for Oliphant backdrops. In fact, according to a recent blog post on the Retouchist, they can command a pretty penny.

Tested & Ranked: Six Disposable Cameras

Every photographer has fond memories of disposable cameras. Whether it was some weird project you had to do in first year art school, the I only shoot film phase that most of us go through, or childhood memories, weve all got a soft spot for those crappy plastic junk boxes that only work 50% of the time.

Debmalya Sinha: A Black and White Personal Documentary Photographer

My name is Debmalya Sinha and Im a personal documentary photographer. As Martin Parr once said, Unless theres some vulnerability there, I dont think youre going to get good photographs; I started looking for my vulnerabilities inside my otherwise easy and mostly satisfying life and quickly found out one can find pain even in the intense orgasms inside the most loving embraces of life if one is looking for it.

Dan Grove: Photographic Perfection in the Reimagination of the Mundane

My photography is all about reimagining the mundane - the bit of England I live in is reaaalllly dull so taking decent photos can be quite a challenge at times. I love to notice the things that other people might miss and Im always looking to get the shot that makes people look twice or wonder how/where Ive taken it.

I Photograph My Kids Growing Up On A Farm

I started photographing my kids in late 2015. We have a 10-acre farm with lots of farm animals, so they make their appearance often in the photos with the kids. Sometimes other critters make their way into the photos too, not just farm animals.

Irving Penn: The Creation of an Iconic Photographer

Irving Penn paved the way for modern photography by seamlessly crossing borders between high fashion and fine art. During the course of his career, Penn produced images that would grace the covers of Vogue while simultaneously appearing on the walls of galleries.

The Panomicron: Building a Custom 93x24mm Panorama Camera

"My camera, that I call the 'Panomicron' is a 35mm panoramic camera that shoots 93x24 negatives. " says photographer Oscar Oweson in an interview with us. "It can use any Mamiya Press lens but does not have any rangefinder, zone focus only (so the 100mm f2.

How I Fight With Demons In My Head Using A Camera

I (Victoria Morphine) fighting with demons with my lenses and creativity. I'm 24 years old woman, self-taught artist. I started my more professional journey with art almost 10 years ago, art was my way to help myself with stress and frustration.

I Love To Runaway With My Camera

Hi! My name is Maciek, I' m 25 yo amateur photographer from Poland. Photography is my biggest passion. I love to take photos of landscapes and cities

I Finally Got To Live Out My Horror Fangirl Dreams!

I've been a massive horror buff since I was a child and always wanted to do some horror-icon photo shoots but it can be hard finding models willing to have a bit of fun, so when my favourite make-up artist (Quinn.

I Make Amazing Fantasy Art Images To Cosplayers

I have been drawn to the cosplay scene for many years and been making plenty of images on the basis of their costumes and characters. Here are some of my favorites over the years. Do you recognize them all? Most of them looks like the real deal!

We Created A Christmas Card Thatll Make You Laugh

I had a client who simply wanted to make the family laugh for the Holidays! They told me their idea and I was definitely down for something different from the typical Christmas card photos. I usually tell people how to pose or how I want them, but for this session, there was nothing but laughs from me. More of my work can be seen on my website.

Painting New Life Into Abandoned Buildings

Littered across the prairie of North Dakota sit countless abandoned buildings, left to their own by generations past. I combined my fascination with them with light painting photography techniques to create photos that put a new twist on these old buildings.

I Got Lost In The Beauty Of Italy

My name is Davide Sasso and during the last year I traveled long and wide Italy, I have seen some of the most beautiful places in this fantastic country: from Rome to Venice, from Florence to the Dolomites.

The Imaginary Dress

Inspired by the well-known photographer Aurum Light, I created a series of shots with which I dressed some girl with paint and others materials: flowers, leaves, coffee beans, paper and even the light, through the technique of lightpainting that I used to create the dress.

18 Photos Inspired By Japanese Anime

My name is Davide Sasso and I am a photogrpher with a passion for animation. I love the animation of all kinds, but in particular Japanese animation is the one that is closest to my heart and that surely inspired me as a photographer.

I Use My Camera And Photoshop To Transfer Fantasies Into Reality

Hi, I'm Lillian- I'm a young artist trying to bring my own daydreams to life while merging two mediums. Realizing early on that I really don't have an affinity for realism, I've been developing my own photography editing style through a lot of trial and error.

Photographer Travels To Post-Soviet Countries To Capture The Charm Of Old Bus Stops (New Pics)

The brilliant photographer Christopher Herwig was the first to be interested in the numerous Soviet-era buses of architecture buses. Following the success of his first book Soviet Bus Stops, he decided to continue exploring the more remote areas of Georgia, Russia and Ukraine to find and photograph his unique bus stops for his new collection in the Soviet Bus Stops Volume 2.

I Take Pictures Inspired By Japanese Anime

My name is Davide Sasso and I like Japan a lot. Many of the artistic works that came out of this country have certainly influenced me as a photographer. Japanese anime, for example, is a great source of inspiration for my photos.

Hilarious Christmas Photo Fails

As a photographer, every year I take so many beautiful photos but I also collect a wide range of funny fails. This Christmas I had to share those photos with everyone. Who doesn't like a good fail? These photos are perfectly imperfect.