Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.
– Yousuf Karsh
In a portrait, you have room to have a point of view. The image may not be literally what’s going on, but it’s representative.
– Annie Leibovitz
This is a guest post by Stephan Bollinger - www.stephanbollinger.com Follow him on G+: plus.google.com/+StephanBollinger My previous article about the advantages of portfolio reviews has created a very interesting discussion. The question was raised “Why would I need a portfolio, I’m not a pro”, and even more intriguing “what exactly is a portfolio”. To clarify a few things, first let me […]
This is a guest post by Thomas Shue - lilsamedia.com/blog Follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/ThomasShue I know that most of you have heard of the wide angle lens before. And also know that most of you think the wide angle lens is meant to take pictures of a wide piece of real estate such as a landscape photograph. Well […]
This is a guest post from the talented photographer and videographer, Anders Lönnfeldt. A couple months ago, I was in London working together with artist & photographer Lukas Renlund on his photo project called Steal My Photograph!. It is a different kind of art exhibition where he encourages people in the street to steal his […]
A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is thereby a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.
― Ansel Adams
The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
– Henri Cartier-Bresson
It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness.
- Paul Strand
This is a guest post by Kevin Ames | www.kevinamesphotography.com During a walk on an early October evening in 2006; I came across this gentleman taking a picture with his phone of the building in the background. If you are of a “certain” age, you already know the building. You know why he’s photographing it. It […]
I have this idea that you can use glamour and still have it represent something that matters.
– David LaChapelle
If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment.
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
– Henri Cartier-Bresson
This is a guest post by Stephan Bollinger – http://www.stephanbollinger.com Follow him on G+: plus.google.com/+StephanBollinger It’s not easy to select the best (most impactful, appealing, selling, effective) images for your own portfolio, and it is an even tougher call to throw some of your most beloved images out. To clarify: With “editing” I talk about the […]
You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
- Ansel Adams
My name is Mark Gvazdinskas (AKA “Silent G”) and one small piece of dark glass has changed my photography and how I see the world. Forever. I’m a landscape, architectural and concert photographer based in San Luis Obispo, California. When I’m not shooting product or working with other photographers at Really Right Stuff you can […]
“A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.”
Our friends over at Mosaic have just released a huge new version of their Lightroom companion app. This app makes it easy to take your latest Lightroom images with you on the go. They have a wide range of plans (even a free one) that you should check out. What’s new and improved: The new […]
A lighting tool for unique applications – (different versions work with different brands/models of flash – this test was on a Canon flash) Guest Post by Doug Daulton - Follow Doug on Twitter When first handed the Light Blaster, I was a little dubious. It seemed a bit like a kitschy toy not suited for a […]
I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do – that was one of my favorite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse.
— Diane Arbus
My lens of choice was always the 35 mm. It was more environmental. You can’t come in closer with the 35 mm.
– Annie Leibovitz
When you crop the photo, you tell a lie.
- Doug Coupland