We all want to make images that make people stop and say WOW, but did you know that if your images aren't crisp they will probably just be filed away into a draw labeled meh? We certainly don't want that, and we are sure they don't either.
Have you ever been in a conversation with another photographer and you both end up trying to correct each other over the correct pronunciation of certain photography words and names? I know I have, and i'm sure that i'm not the only one.
The internet is a wonderful thing. It has given us the ability to have all the information we could ever need at our fingertips, and it lets us share our work online, but it has also given us something else.
We all take photography pretty seriously, but sometimes we just need to take a step back and look at the lighter side of the art. Glove and Boots, a YouTube channel which is filled with adorable puppets just released a video that explores the terrible history of photographs, and it will have you in stitches.
There's no doubt about the fact that programs like Lightroom, Capture One, and Photoshop have changed the photography world, but are the changes always for the better? The guys over at NegativeFeedback recently started applying a warming filter to their images in Photoshop, and for the most part the effect was liked.
Gear lust and gear envy are two very real things that all photographers go through at some point during their photography journey. While it's nice to fantasize about the newest camera on the block, or pour over technical specifications, you shouldn't spend too long there.
There is no doubt that Steve McCurry is one of the greatest photographers of our time. His dedication and commitment to the art of photography has gifted the world with some of the most captivating images ever seen.
Photo composition is one of the very first things what all budding photographers need to get a firm understanding of. You can learn how to shoot in manual mode, but if you never develop the ability to compose a shot, learn about the rule of thirds and other composition skills you're not going to get far.
There's no doubt about the fact that Sigma lenses are some of the sharpest currently available. From the 18-35mm f1. 8 Art that shook the world of APS-C cameras a few years back, to the super sharp 135mm f1.
Many photographers will tell you that the ideal prime lenses for street photography are 35mm lenses, 40mm lenses, and the trusty 50mm lens. These three lenses are considered to be perfect for street photography because they closely replicate what the human eye sees naturally.
In Capture One 12, it’s pretty easy to get a better black and white image with just a bit of thought and understanding. Capture One 12 is out now, and we’ve given it an Editor’s Choice Rating.
I'm of the personal and strong belief that whomever the mother figure in your life is, you should find a way to always be thankful and appreciative of what they've done for you. We shouldn't necessarily dedicate a single day to our moms, but if we didn't then the economy and the retail industry wouldn't be able to find a way to give us all access to some killer deals and sales.
Instagram is king right now for photographers, and while you may be doing alright utilizing the social network in a fairly straightforward way, are you leaving views and likes and followers on the table? Probably.
Now, this isn’t exactly 100% photography related because it has to do mainly with Youtube’s new monetization scheme which basically means that most low subscriber (sub-1000) and low watch hour (sub 4000 hours) will no longer be able to monetize their videos.
Today, the second episode of Inside the Photographer's Mind airs. You'll be able to catch it live on Adorama TV at 6pm EST. You can attend the show live for free via EventBrite. As a refresher, Inside the Photographer's Mind is an extension of the interviews that we do on the website--bringing into the world our chats with photographers about how and why they create the photos that they do.
Have you ever wondered what the inside of your camera looks like? Most of us have likely wondered, or at least thought about this at some point during our personal photography journies. But few have likely ever take the risk of actually going so far as to take the camera apart to do have a look.
Ever wanted to venture into making timelapses but don't know where to begin? This video tutorial by VIC VideopIC has some 10 tips that should help you get started with this exciting genre, or allow you to create better ones if you think you can do better.
When many of you think about landscapes and specifically photographing them you probably think about standard to wide angle lenses. This is not an illogical thing to think, a lens that allows for a wider frame of view will allow for a larger landscape to be captured.
Photography has two sides to it: capturing and creating. Some photographers lean in one direction over the other while others can balance the two. On December 6th 2017, The Phoblographer, Madavor Media and Adorama TV invite you to join Chris Gampat as he speaks with established professional photographers and up-and-comers alike from various backgrounds and explain their thought processes behind their images while connecting the technical and artistic sides of their brain in the creative process.
In this episode of the ReEdit, I dove back into my archive of about a year to edit photos from a session that I really loved. This session was with Anna, a local violinist here in NYC and it involved using the backdrop of New York for the photos.
One of the biggest problems that a lot of photographers have is the culling and editing process--but it's pretty simple to do in Adobe Lightroom. One of the biggest things that I tell people is to become vulnerable to their own photos.
One of the biggest problems with Adobe Lightroom Mobile is the fact that you can't import your desktop presets into the mobile app. So that means that if you're using a lot of VSCO, Mastin or other presets then you'll need to edit the image on your computer.
Canon have added 5 new videos to their Explorers of Light showcase series, in which members of their pro team discuss their careers and their passion for photography. Established in the mid-90’s, Canon’s ‘Explorers of Light’ team comprises dozens of highly skilled professional photographers and cinematographers, representing a wide range of specialties and styles. Michael […]
Pixilation is stop-motion created using real people, and this quirky dance video from animation studio Frame Order is a brilliant example of the technique. Now, the studio has released a behind-the-scenes video, giving us a look at how the creative video was shot.
It’s not uncommon in any field to find yourself in a creative rut at some point. In this 10-minute video, photographer Sean Tucker discusses how he overcomes his main sticking points, and keeps creating new work week-in and week-out.
If you have never printed your own work before, you might not know that some careful preparation is needed to make sure the colors in your print match what you see on your screen. This 20-minute video from photographer Michael Woloszynowicz will teach you how to print your images with confidence. Getting an accurate print […]
Shooting the night sky can produce amazing images of endless starry skies, but it can be challenging to those used to working with plenty of light. This 15-minute beginner’s guide from Josh Katz teaches the key elements of astrophotography, and how to capture the sky even in sub-optimal conditions. Katz explains the equipment that you […]
Instagram is the most likely social media platform to cause teenagers to feel depressed, anxious, lonely, and with low body confidence. That’s according to a newly published study by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) in the UK.
Long exposures are a great way to capture the movement of roiling ocean waves, but you can take that effect to the next level by combining multiple exposures, as shown in this 15-minute tutorial from photographer Greg Benz.
This handy 7-minute lighting guide from Aussie music photographer PJ Pantelis shows how you can use 2 lights and a reflector to create a professionally-lit headshot. Even if you’re not shooting portraits, the video is a great tutorial on working with light.
It’s easy to obsess over gear. We all love new toys, and it’s natural to lust over that hot new mirrorless camera or convince yourself that a lens upgrade is going to take your photos to the next level.
This lovely video from photographer Thomas Heaton sees him heading out in to the wilderness with his tent and an Intrepid 4×5 to try large format photography for the first time. The joy and the difficulty inherent in shooting large format is evident as Heaton scouts out his location, seeking the perfect composition over the […]
If you're a natural light portrait photographer, then I simply cannot express to you how much a reflector can help you create better portraits. They're so incredibly versatile--being able to reflect light of certain colors into a scene or even diffuse light as you see it coming into the scene.
I know. . . this is a very odd question. To be honest too, I don't think that I'd ever sit there and lick a roll of film no matter how smitten I am with well exposed Portra 400. But the folks over at Not Another Gear Review decided "Screw it, why not?" Yes, they decided to see if the taste of a piece of a film affects the image quality in any way, shape or form.
Between 1945 and 1962, the United States conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear bomb tests. For each of those tests, the government used multiple cameras filming at 2,400 frames per second to document things.
Photographer Kate Hook was always into film photography--it stems from when she was really young. When she went to college, her friends never understood film and how to use it. But like a number of us millenials, Kate grew up in a world that started out with film, then went digital and is now going back to film.
We’re crazy about great one-light portraits, and fashion and portrait photographer Jeff Rojas is an expert at creating and honing these minimalist setups. In his latest video, he shows you how a single light placed above your subject makes for beautiful portraits in both color and black and white. “The properties of light are going […]
Photo lovers and travel enthusiasts looking for a new show to provide some inspiration, listen up. Photographers and YouTubers Tony and Chelsea Northrup have just debuted a new web series called Wanderlust 4K, a show dedicated to inspiring the travel photographer in all of us.