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The camera has become ubiquitous and different kinds of photographers can be identified based on distinctive features. This tongue-in-cheek post takes a look at those photographers out there that have come to define themselves in one way or the other.
There are different ways to critique, some more helpful than others. While there is no right or wrong way to give critique, it is important to know that most people would like to receive feedback that they can take back home and add to their learning. The skill of critiquing photos can be learned with 5 simple considerations.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing or so the saying goes. Of course, generally in photographic circles, a little knowledge is not so much dangerous as potentially embarrassing. One way to combat this is to arm yourself with some entirely useless, but undeniably interesting facts about our chosen pastime. Do take a look at these conversation enhancing tidbits.
Today we are going to look forward to the year ahead with some speculation, rumor and guesswork. But before we get ahead of ourselves lets take a very brief look at the last year. It was an interesting year for photography, the compact digital camera continued its long lingering death at the hands of smartphones, […]
One of the absolute minefields for new folks entering the photography space is that they don’t have any background to the multitude of “industry issues” that get debated on an almost daily basis. We put this quick list together as a bit of a primer so that they’re not caught off-guard when they accidentally offend […]
It’s a new year, and for lots of people that means resolutions to keep…and ultimately break. It also means that now is the time to pick up that new lens or camera you’ve been fawning over for the last 364 days. Considering the substantial cost of photo gear, it’s likely you have been saving up […]
Being brought up in a household full of photographers had its own special challenges for children. If you were one of the kids lucky enough to be exposed to photography from a young age, then you will probably know a lot of these. Leave your own experiences in the comments! Your Family Bathroom Doubled as […]
When the bug bites, it bites hard. I am of course talking about the incurable photography bug, the one that if left untreated will turn you into a photography tragic. So what is a photography tragic and what are the symptoms? Put simply, a photo tragic is someone who cannot bypass anything photographic, be it […]
Street photography deals primarily with telling stories. The stories don’t need to be elaborate in order to be effective; in fact, simpler is often better. The stories are also open to interpretation by the viewer, but effective street photographs do represent some kind of universalism that anyone can connect with. While a list of characteristics […]
Have you ever wondered about the world’s first photograph, or about the first self-portrait photo, or maybe about the first digital photo? The world of photography is full of amazing firsts. Ever since the world’s first photograph was made in 1826, photography has been continuously evolving. It has been more so in the recent times, […]