Wired recently created a video showing off how to take better photos with your smartphone–and on top of the list is using the VSCO app. But they also recommend using more manual controls from other camera apps. Of course, they also state that you should make good use of the sun and natural lighting.
Photographer Katherine Vincent is a law graduate that lives in Sydney, Australia. Her love of food, tea, travel and cookbooks is reflected in her blog, the Kulimary Adventures of Kath. There she shares recipes but also does an incredible job sharing her food photography. Katherine puts a lot of work into her images with careful compositions, styling and wants to earn a living one day taking photos.
Is it art? It's an age-old question, but as the centuries pass and technology continues to flourish, the question only seems to get harder to answer. The New York State Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of photographer Arne Svenson who was brought to court by a family who he had photographed in their Tribeca apartment without consent.
A professional photographer came forward on Reddit with a real rant about the photography industry. It's causing a stir amongst photographers everywhere - perhaps because he makes some great points! When I read this post I found that I was agreeing with a great deal of what he had to say. The industry definitely is not as much about talent anymore as it is about affording the kit and being good with photo editing software. A few weeks ago we posted an article on The Hard Truth Why No One Will Hire You As A Photographer and I found myself agreeing with a great deal of what was said in the video. Whether you are just starting out in the industry or you're well established in the photography world... you will enjoy this read.
New Yorker Amanda Curtis was waiting for a train in Long Island, New York, this past Tuesday when she spotted something incredibly rare: a quadruple rainbow in the sky. She quickly snapped and shared a photo of it online, where it became one of the most talked about images over the past couple of days.
Everyone's been there. A friend of a friend asks you to take their family portrait, a cousin wants you to shoot their wedding, a local business would really like some event photos — but nobody has a budget. Working for free is something ever working professional gets faced with frequently. In this video Ted Forbes from The Art of Photography talks about the pros and cons of free work.
In this episode of ISO 400, we hear from Rinzi Ruiz, a street and wedding photographer based in Los Angeles. Towards the of 2011, Ruiz was laid off a job he had for 10 years, and this gave him time to focus on his photography. He found his zen in street photography on the streets of Los Angeles. His high contrast monochrome images are deeply meditative, and they have excellent lighting.
EllaSnap is a photo canvas and book making service that offers an interesting app for helping you design a photo arrangement for your walls. Instead of spending time and energy measuring your walls yourself, the app lets you easily see what your design would look like on your wall using augmented reality.
For people-photographers there will never be a substitute for real people doing real things. I’ve told thousands of people to look into my camera before I pushed the button, but I know the essence or what we do and why we do it will always be found with real people unaware of our cameras.
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