A quick reminder, our next  Google+ Hangout for photographers is today! It’s Mind Your Own Business cohosted by Skip Cohen  of Skip Cohen University. You can sign up here for free. Today we’re joined by photographer (and founder of Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep founder) Sandy Puc.  We’ll explore Milestones to Building a Successful Business and Increasing Revenue. […]

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banner image by Gerda Taro Robert Capa was a Hungarian photographer and photojournalist who focussed on covering wars.  He covered a total of five different wars in his career: the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War. Capa left home at age 18 to see the world. His original goal was the be a […]

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It’s not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one.
- Robert Capa


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I’m a big fan of Photoshop World (this will be number 21 for me in fact). I always find classes I love and new things to learn at the event.  We’ve partnered with KelbyOne (the producers) to get you a fantastic price. Get 3 full days of training for only $475. That’s $224 off the regular […]

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Join us for our newest Google+ Hangout for photographers — Mind Your Own Business.  This event is produced in partnership with Skip Cohen University and Sign up here. This month’s topic is Milestones to Building a Successful Business and Increasing Revenue. We’re joined by Sandy Puc, one of the world’s premier portrait photographers. She holds the prestigious titles of Print Master and […]

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I still need the camera because it is the only reason anyone is talking to me.
– Annie Leibovitz

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I am an artist. I am here to live out loud.

 Emile Zola

I only ever take one picture of one thing. Literally. Never two. So then that picture is taken and then the next one is waiting somewhere else.

-William Eggelston

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This is a guest post by Karen Whitehead, a film director.  She’s completed her film on Jini Dellaccio called “Her Aim is True.” If you were asked to name some of the boldest images of 20th century rock photography, you could be forgiven for not mentioning, Neil Young “flying like a bird” on his Laurel Canyon […]

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When I confront issues that make me feel vulnerable I know I’m doing something right.

 Donovan Wylie


Art is an expression. We create things because we feel something inside of us that just has to make something, find beauty, and then sit back and admire it in all its glory. The most difficult thing about creating is knowing when to stop, knowing when your sculpture or photograph or painting is finished. In our […]

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Being an artist, I had an artist’s instincts….You can see the picture before it’s taken; then it’s up to you to get the camera to see.

 James Van Der Zee


This week’s podcast interviews photographer Zack Arias who discusses big changes in his work and professional life.  We then check in with Chase Reynolds about two hot new pieces of gear.  When that’s done, find out about our latest contest (with big prizes). Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a […]

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You can take a good picture of anything. A bad one, too.

William Eggelston

I don’t do reality well. I have to romanticize things. I dream up images and I shoot them – fantasies and escapism. If I can’t feel the image, it won’t work.

 James B. Wood

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When I first got into photography, everything was a personal project. A walk in the woods became a wonderland of images popping into my mind, a vacation became opportunity to do something exotic, a fun night out with friends a way to seek my inner photojournalist. Somewhere along the way, that fun turned away from […]

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I’m paid to be lucky and that means making your own luck – getting yourself in the right position, in front of the right subject at the right time, and in the right light.

 Michael Yamashita