Tag Archives: photography

Shooting Artistic Interiors You Can Be Proud Of

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In real estate photography, the goal is to portray the indoor locations in the most realistic yet welcoming way possible. For more artistic purposes, however, such as in creating striking images from an indoor location, you can use many other factors to enhance your images. Why Dynamic Range is Important When photographing indoor locations under […]

Club Photography Workflow Case Study (Part 3)

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Once I finish shooting an event, my habit is to get home as soon as possible and immediately process the images. Time is of the essence here, since the musicians need around two hours to pack their stuff up, finish cashing out, etc. That gives me around three hours to finish the photos and deliver them […]

Club Photography Workflow Case Study (Part 1)

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This article will be the first in a series of articles detailing the way I manage club photography. I’m aware that club photography might not be the highest-paying branch of photography, but it has its perks. Here in Southeast Europe it is quite popular as a marketing tool for the clubs, because people want to […]

Why A Backup Plan is Invaluable to Photography

Photo by Dzvonko Petrovski.

Recently, I’ve found myself improvising way too much just because things didn’t go as planned and too many unexpected variables came into play. So for the last photo shoot for which I was commissioned, I decided to create a backup plan, and a backup for the backup, in case something went wrong. You’re likely familiar with Murphy’s law: […]

7 Tips To Make Your Street Photography Easier

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It is no surprise to say that street photography can be challenging, at times, and even more challenging in certain countries due to differing customs and laws. But that doesn’t mean that street photography is impossible, nor that you can’t make it easier to practice. Photographers should work hard to overcome the difficulties facing them when doing […]

What is a Picture-Perfect Wildlife Photograph?

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What makes a picture-perfect wildlife photograph? In many wildlife and nature photography articles (including mine), there are tips on getting tack sharp images. Most of these start with getting the eye in clear focus. There’s the other important elements that we mindfully consider such as the ‘rule of thirds’, the right depth of field, exposure. […]

How to Make Your RAW Files Pop With Lightroom

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Have you ever opened your RAW files to see that they lack contrast and saturation? This happens due to the fact that the camera doesn’t apply any settings to the photo. On the contrary, it just packs all the data that the sensor captured into one file for you to deal with, later on. In fact, by […]

The Freedom of Unfamiliarity: An Open Letter to Artist Wannabes

By JD Hancock

Let me ask you a question: what do you like about the images you create? At what point during your creative process do you start liking what you have created? You see, there’s a principle, something called the mere-exposure effect. It’s a psychological phenomenon observed in people that we tend to like things that are familiar to us. The mere-exposure effect is an important consideration for artists and creative people who want to create the unknown. And for photographers in particular, it’s even more important. We take bits from the real world, interpret and reproduce them as something new–as a new way of seeing. Or, at least that’s what most of us want to do–if we can take our creative side seriously enough, and not settle for what we’ve seen, or felt, or experienced a million times. For us, that’s the question, when we like what we have created, is it because of an emotional process, an inner growth, a divulging of humankind’s secrets, a new perspective? Or… is it just familiar?