Most of us probably have full time jobs that don’t allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we’d like. And, wouldn’t you much rather spend your money on a fast new lens instead of textbooks? I know I would! Fortunately, there are ways you can save your money and still take on an Ivy League photography course. Here’s a list of some of my favorite classes that I invite you to enjoy, too.
Sure, we all know about the likes of Henri Cartier Bresson, one of the most influential street photographers of all time, and while his work certainly needs to be seen and studied by modern photographers, Cartier Bresson isn’t the only street photographer who has caught our eyes. Let’s take a moment and celebrate these eight street photographers who are making a name for themselves.
The internet is a wealth of information. So much information, in fact, that it can be a real pain trying to sort the useful from the not-so-useful. A simple Google search for “free photography ebooks”, for example, churns up well over 14 million pages. Sound overwhelming? Fortunately, we’ve done all the dirty work for you and compiled a list of 23 awesome ebooks to help you get your education on.
When the lava is flowing into the ocean, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a sight to behold and when it’s not quite reaching the water, it’s still equally grand. While the red hot lava is unarguably one of the main draws to the park, there are plenty of other sights to be photographed. From the expansive landscapes to endangered wildlife there’s enough to keep you shooting all day and well into the night.
As though taking compelling portraits of people wasn’t hard enough, there has been an explosion of underwater portrait photography spreading across the internet that steps up the challenge even more. Stunning images being created by photographers like Brooke Shaden and Ben Von Wong are inspiring others to test out the waters. Here are some tips for you to get started.
Content-Aware Scaling is somewhat of an unsung hero and one of many nifty little tricks that get buried behind their bigger, more popular editing tool counterparts in Photoshop. Content-Aware Scaling is actually, really useful and, if you ever need to give your photo a different aspect ratio but not by cropping, this tool might just be the one for the job.
There is no shortage of ways to add interest and drama to your photographs using Photoshop, but giving them a cinematic feel is one of the more timeless ways to adjust the tones. The technique gives them an almost muted feel, the colors aren’t so bold, skin tones look smooth and milky. Learn how to do it in Photoshop and create an action so you can recreate the look again in a single click.
One of the keys to stunning landscape photographs is so obvious that it is often overlooked. If you find your landscapes lacking in awe, try adding these three elements: a foreground, middle, and background. As simple as it seems, a lot of photographers often place too much focus on just one of the elements and forget about the other two sections when composing their landscapes. By adding these three compositional ingredients and paying them all equal amounts of attention, you can take your landscapes from flat and dull to riveting images you will be proud to hang on your walls. Let’s take a look at a few examples below to see why this is so important.
Retouching portraits can be a controversial subject, but it is also very often requested of portrait photographers to edit out minor blemishes and skin imperfections. We’re going to go through one of the methods used by professional retouchers to make subtle changes to portraits without overdoing the corrections and ending up with blurry or obviously […]
First of all, I should mention the technique we are about to go through isn’t necessarily considered true macro photography, as I’m sure any macro enthusiast will be quick to point out. In order to do that, you’ll need a dedicated macro lens which can can be very pricey. Instead, we’re going to get that […]