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Erin Holmstead

Kids on Pics, episode 1: Getting started with your iPad camera
Mobile Mondays: Up your video game with this foldable ring light from Raya
My go-to lights fit in the palm of my hand. Don’t yours?
Photographer of the Day: Gianluca Moretto
Photographer of the Day: Natasha Jelezkina
Photographer of the Day: Joe
Photographer of the Day: Christian Meermann
Photographer of the Day: Crusty Da Klown
I switched to mirrorless due to the money. I stayed because of the quality and size.
Photographer of the Day: Melinda G
Photographer of the Day: Pavel Drexler
First look at the Kobra Flash Modifier

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Photographer: Gianluca Moretto

Photographer of the Day: Gianluca Moretto

Photographer: Gianluca Moretto Photo: “Kiara” What is the first thing you notice when looking at a portrait? For me, it is the eyes. So when I saw this image I was shook! She looks like she has cat eyes and

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Photographer: Natasha Jelezkina

Photographer of the Day: Natasha Jelezkina

Photographer: Natasha Jelezkina Photo: “Stay home. Save lives. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ COVID-19 The Merchandise Mart. Chicago” What a crazy time we are living in. I’m grateful that we have photographers all over the world capturing images like this that will forever be

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Photographer: Joe

Photographer of the Day: Joe

Photographer: Joe Photo: “Spring Beauty” Photographing flowers has been a new hobby of mine since the whole quarantine happened. I love the vibrant colors and the detail you can see especially when using a macro lens. Originally shared with the

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Photographer: Christian Meermann

Photographer of the Day: Christian Meermann

Photographer: Christian Meermann Photo: “Ice Entity #14“ Christian Meermann had this to say about this image: “In our daily hurly-burly lives, we tend to overlook that right under our noses there are wondrous universes, for instance in an inconspicuous half-frozen puddle,

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Photographer: Crusty Da Klown

Photographer of the Day: Crusty Da Klown

Photographer: Crusty Da Klown Photo: “Groovy Nuclear Winter Wonderland” This image by Crusty Da Klown had me doing a double-take. Is this a double exposure? Did they light paint in this image? I have so many questions and that is

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Photographer: Melinda G

Photographer of the Day: Melinda G

Photographer: Melinda G Photo: “Red is the ultimate cure for sadness. -Bill Blass” Anyone else counting down the days until spring? This image by Melinda got me excited about it. I have a personal goal of finding and photographing an

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Photographer: Pavel Drexler

Photographer of the Day: Pavel Drexler

Photographer: Pavel Drexler Photo: “Night meeting” My favorite part of summer is long exposures like this one. Pavel, this is gorgeous. I love all the details. Can you find the bull and the cow in this photo? Originally submitted via the

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First look at the Kobra Flash Modifier

While wandering around the booths at WPPI this year, I met Paul McKelvey. Paul is the founder of the Kobra Flash Modifier — he designed the Kobra. The Kobra is a flash modifier that is lightweight, flexible and pretty sleek

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Photographer: Patrick Burnham

Photographer of the Day: Patrick Burnham

Photographer: Patrick Burnham Photo: “untitled-116.jpg” I personally think toy photography is under-appreciated in the art world. Toy photography to me is an art form. It is the art of portraying what is inside someone’s imagination and bringing it to life.

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Photographer: Foteini Zaglara

Photographer of the Day: Foteini Zaglara

Photographer: Foteini Zaglara Photo: “une orchidée pour la mémoire” This is perfection. The color hues. The fact that the flowers kind of look like hands coming up the side. Her soft head tilt down with a small focus on her

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Photographer: Hani Bader

Photographer of the Day: Hani Bader

Photographer: Hani Bader Photo: “Oman” Confession: I have never taken my camera to a pool or anywhere near water. I have a fear that something horrible will happen. However, after seeing this image by Hani Bader, titled “Oman” I feel

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Photographer: Joe

Photographer of the Day: Joe

Photographer: Joe Photo: “Spring Beauty” Photographing flowers has been a new hobby of mine since the whole quarantine happened. I love the vibrant colors and the detail you can see especially when using a macro lens. Originally shared with the

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Photographer: Christian Meermann

Photographer of the Day: Christian Meermann

Photographer: Christian Meermann Photo: “Ice Entity #14“ Christian Meermann had this to say about this image: “In our daily hurly-burly lives, we tend to overlook that right under our noses there are wondrous universes, for instance in an inconspicuous half-frozen puddle,

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Photographer: Crusty Da Klown

Photographer of the Day: Crusty Da Klown

Photographer: Crusty Da Klown Photo: “Groovy Nuclear Winter Wonderland” This image by Crusty Da Klown had me doing a double-take. Is this a double exposure? Did they light paint in this image? I have so many questions and that is

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Photographer: Melinda G

Photographer of the Day: Melinda G

Photographer: Melinda G Photo: “Red is the ultimate cure for sadness. -Bill Blass” Anyone else counting down the days until spring? This image by Melinda got me excited about it. I have a personal goal of finding and photographing an

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Photographer: Pavel Drexler

Photographer of the Day: Pavel Drexler

Photographer: Pavel Drexler Photo: “Night meeting” My favorite part of summer is long exposures like this one. Pavel, this is gorgeous. I love all the details. Can you find the bull and the cow in this photo? Originally submitted via the

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Erin Holmstead Photography-101

First look at the Kobra Flash Modifier

While wandering around the booths at WPPI this year, I met Paul McKelvey. Paul is the founder of the Kobra Flash Modifier — he designed the Kobra. The Kobra is a flash modifier that is lightweight, flexible and pretty sleek

Read More
Photographer: Patrick Burnham

Photographer of the Day: Patrick Burnham

Photographer: Patrick Burnham Photo: “untitled-116.jpg” I personally think toy photography is under-appreciated in the art world. Toy photography to me is an art form. It is the art of portraying what is inside someone’s imagination and bringing it to life.

Read More
Photographer: Foteini Zaglara

Photographer of the Day: Foteini Zaglara

Photographer: Foteini Zaglara Photo: “une orchidée pour la mémoire” This is perfection. The color hues. The fact that the flowers kind of look like hands coming up the side. Her soft head tilt down with a small focus on her

Read More
Photographer: Hani Bader

Photographer of the Day: Hani Bader

Photographer: Hani Bader Photo: “Oman” Confession: I have never taken my camera to a pool or anywhere near water. I have a fear that something horrible will happen. However, after seeing this image by Hani Bader, titled “Oman” I feel

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Planoly, every Instagram users dream app

Social media isn’t as organic or effortless as it may appear. Brands and, yes, even “social media influencers,” take a lot of time to plan out their social media. With Instagram seeming to still be at the top of the

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