Travel and Lifestyle Top Alamys 2018 Image Trends

UK-based stock image provider Alamy has recently chimed in with their insights into the most popular stock photography trends as of the start of 2018. If you're among the photographers in the UK and US that regularly contribute to the stock image site, you might want to learn about their fearless forecast.

Dazzling Fireworks Jellyfish Captured by Deep Sea Camera

Researchers onboard the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus recently captured rare images of a jellyfish that looks like exploding fireworks when it’s illuminated. The Halitrephes maasi jelly was spotted at a depth of 4,000 feet (1,200m) at the Revillagigedo Archipelago off Baja California, Mexico.

An Eye-Popping Starling Murmuration Captured in Black and White

In the relatively warm winter between 2014 and 2015, common starlings were found staying in the Netherlands instead of migrating to the south. Photographer and filmmaker Jan van IJken took his camera out and shot this beautiful short film titled “The Art of Flying.

A Sony G Master 400mm f2.8 FE Lens is Coming in Summer 2018

In addition to the company's new Sony a7r III and Sony 24-105mm f4 G OSS lens, the company is announcing the development of their newSony G Master 400mm f2. 8 FE Lens. This new lens is coming in Summer 2018 and is Sony's first super telephoto prime.

The Secrets to Photographing Rainforest Wildlife

Wildlife photography is taken to the extreme in the rainforest. All of the elements, insects, and other creatures seem to be fighting against you and your camera. In this 7-minute video from Nature TTL, learn how to keep your camera alive and take memorable images in one of the planet’s most challenging environments. Photographer Sam […]

Travel and Landscape Photography is Deeply Therapeutic to Me

My name is Ethan Chin. Im a 17 year old landscape and travel photographer from Toronto, Canada. I started shooting landscapes seriously a little over a year ago. I got into landscapes photography specifically because I love the slow-pace of it, and the peace that comes with being alone in the great outdoors.

What It Takes to Photograph the Ultra-Rare Snow Leopard

There are only an estimated 4,000 or so snow leopards surviving in the wild, and capturing a photograph of these elusive, endangered cats is notoriously difficult. Nikon recently sent wildlife photographer Vincent Munier on a dream photo expedition to Tibet in pursuit of snow leopard photos.

How NOT to Photograph an Alligator

When photographing wildlife, especially dangerous creatures, it’s important to stay a smart and safe distance away. One photographer over in Florida didn’t, and as the 2-minute video above shows, he almost found himself in the jaws of an angry alligator.

Macro Safari: Turn Your Backyard Into a Photo Adventure

Yesterday was a rainy, hazy day at home. I didnt feel much like going anywhere but I needed to find something to do that didnt involve sitting or work. I decided to break out one of my macro lenses and a flash with soft box diffuser to go macro hunting around the house. The random […]

A Review of the Olympus STF-8 Macro Twin Flash

Last year, Olympus Singapore loaned me a pre-launch unit of their new STF-8 Macro Twin Flash, together with their OM-D E-M1 and M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro for a test-run in the field. I’ve had the set for about a week — it was easy to use and the results were pretty good, although […]

Live Show Recap: Nature

If you missed the memo, we had our show on Monday this week because T&C will be away on Thursday. We looked at your lovely nature photos, once I get my -ish together. From cannibals to Schweddy Balls, we’re on an upturn! Our live showwon’t be back until April 27th reviewing your landscape photos. Starting […]

Live Show Recap: Animals & Wildlife

Animals, you guys! What could be a better topic? Nothing, that’s what. Animals are great. We had SO MANY submissions this week, so I’m very sorry that statistically, you did not get yours seen.

Black and White Photos of the Wildlife in The Mara in Kenya

Raised in Kenya, UK-based wildlife photographer Anup Shah grew up surrounded by wild animals that captured his imagination. For his latest photo book, The Mara, Shah returned to his homeland and shot close-up portraits of those creatures.

Live Show Recap: Widlife

Hey! I’m live in the studio this week and awkward as ever! If for no other reason, that’s a reason to watch the show. We reviewed wildlife again this week and as always we had some great submissions.

I Take Underwater Selfies With Ocean Wildlife Like A Boss

I think I've been diving too much, close to 5,000 times if memory serves correct, (I've stopped counting by 2,000). Through the years, I have amassed a collection of Selfies with Ocean Wildlife, sharing my top 10 Underwater selfies from my many dives from around the world, more epic selfies coming so do stick around, cheers.

Live Show Recap: Wildlife

Wildlife, ya’ll! Regardless of my personal failure at shooting wildlife, you guys really showed up for this show. Great job! There are a ton of great tips throughout the show as T&C edit and critique the submissions.

Photos of Hermit Crabs with Beach Trash Homes

Crabs with Beach Trash Homes is a series I am currently working on. I photograph Blueberry hermit crabs (Coenobita purpureus) on local beaches in Okinawa, Japan, that have begun to use beach trash as their shell.

Wildlife Photography, The Pokemon GO of the Real World

It finally happened: after countless months of wandering around, going to places where people say theyve spawned, after using lures, and being patient, I managed to add a… Eastern Whipbird (Psophodes olivaceus) to my collection! Eastern Whipbird (Psophodes olivaceus) Now, I dont really play Pokemon GO (as the above was making reference to) though I […]

This Motion-Detecting Wildlife Camera Was Made with Raspberry Pi

Want a remote motion-activated wildlife camera without shelling out big bucks? You can build one yourself using Raspberry Pi. PiBat recently built a pint-sized one, and it works quite well. The build makes use of the Raspberry Pi Zero W, a cheap and compact single-board computer that has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. “Now that the […]

This Blue Planet II Prequel is a Feast for the Eyes

BBC Earth has just released a 5-minute prequel for its upcoming natural history TV series Blue Planet II. Watch the video above for an eye-dazzling dose of visual inspiration. The seven-episode series is set to be released later this year.

The Photographer Whos Friends with Over 200 Hummingbirds

By day, Melanie Barboni is an assistant researcher at UCLA who studies volcanoes. But one of her nicknames is “The Hummingbird Whisperer,” and that’s because she’s an avid photographer who has become friends with a colony of over 200 hummingbirds.

Photographer Finds Unusual Creatures in the Depths of Oceans

It’s often said that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the depths of our oceans. These astonishing photos by underwater photographer Alexander Semenov show just how crazy and weird things get beneath the waves.

Photographing the Great Migration in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the best places in the world to see nature and wildlife as it has been for thousands of years. The 947,303 square kilometer country holds some of the most famous national parks and nature reserves in the world with diverse landscapes and dense population of wildlife like the Serengeti and Ngorongoro […]

Beginner Photography: Actual Wildlife

Hey guys! This past week I was in Connecticut to see my family for Thanksgiving and I got to go out shooting with Tony, Chelsea, Madelyn and Justin. We made a video on shooting wildlife, so keep an eye out for that.

Beginner Photography: Not Wildlife

Soooo, this weeks’live show topic is wildlife. Thing is, we did wildlife a month ago and I wrote a blog post on my attempt then. Wildlife is a near-impossible task if you are not a dedicated wildlife photographer.

Beginner Photography: Wildlife

Hahahahhaha oh man you guys, wildlife photography is not something you can just take up for a day. This stuff is serious. If you want actual, helpful wildlife tips, please visit this page of our site and learn from a real photographer, because what will follow here is just tomfoolery. I do not blame myself […]

This Starving Polar Bear Broke a Photographers Heart

National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen was visiting the Baffin Islands in Canada this summer when he came across a heartbreaking sight: a starving polar bear on an iceless land. Nicklen captured this footage of the bear, which National Geographic just published: The video “shows the polar bear clinging to life, its white hair limply covering […]

Why Conservation Photography Matters

On Christmas Eve 1968, astronaut William Anders captured a photograph that depicted the earth as a wispy blue orb suspended in space. The image – described by Galen Rowell as the most influential image ever taken – crystallized in our collective conscience the beauty and the fragility of our shared home.

This Photographer Shoots Gorgeous Wildlife Photos in His Room

Egyptian photographer Amr Elshamy has shot photos showing whales and dolphins in the sea and polar bears and seals in snowy landscapes. But here’s what makes his wildlife photography different than most others: they were all shot indoors on a table in Elshamy’s room.

Beginner Photography: Best of 2016

Happy holidays! This post is going to be a look back on my photography journey so far this year, as we’ll be reviewing your best of 2016 photos for the live show this week. So, this might not be much of a dramatic transformation as I only started this series 4 months ago, but I […]

The Wildlife Photographer Who Shoots in Englands Urban Jungle

Want to be a wildlife photographer but find it hard to get out of the city? Try shooting urban wildlife. Here’s an inspiring 13-minute Nat Geo Live! talk in which photographer Bertie Gregory shares stories about his adventures in capturing wild animals on camera in England’s urban jungles. Some of Gregory’s photos may look like […]