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October Photo Challenge

By Steve Russell We haven’t had a monthly challenge in some time but we’re re-starting the feature and plan to have it every month going forward. The monthly challenge is designed to: • Add to the fun and enjoyment of photography • Get you out of your comfort zone a little • Provide a photography […]

Your Weekend Photography Project – Your Neighborhood

As the co-owner of a website whose readership spans the entire globe (hello to our reader from Vanuatu!), I am always very interested in learning about where our readers come from, and what their daily lives look like. So, in light of the article I wrote yesterday, I offer the following weekend challenge for you […]

10 Tips for a Great Photo Walk

As many of you are probably already aware, Scott Kelby’s (free!) Fourth Annual World Wide Photo Walk is taking place on October 1st and 2nd 2011 (the first year that the event is being held on two days). The purpose of the Photo Walk is to bring together photographers of all skill levels, in locations […]

Your Weekend Photography Project – Manual and SOOC

This weekend’s project is designed to get you back to basics, and to break you out of your automated settings habits. We can sometimes rely too much on our camera’s auto settings, or on our post-processing skills, rather than concentrating on our photographic abilities to get the shot we’re looking for. Sometimes it’s good to […]

Web Workshops I’ve Got My Eye On

Hi friends! I’ve been collecting a list of web workshops and seminars that I would like to attend, and I thought I would share them with you. THIS WEEKEND: I won’t be able to attend this one, since I’ll be in Indianapolis photographing the MotoGP race, but I would have liked to attend! Mark Wallace, […]

Your Weekend Photography Project

This weekend I challenge you all to capture an unusual point of view. Use a Manfrotto Magic Arm or a Joby Gorillapod to take remote photographs from improbable angles. Get down on the ground and shoot up from under the subject. Climb up on your roof (safely!) and give us a birds-eye view of your […]

Giveaway: How to Succeed in Commercial Photography

How to Succeed in Commercial Photography: Insights from a Leading Consultant by Selina Maitreya is an excellent guide for any photographer looking to break into the professional world. Maitreya offers sensible, concise advice on being competitive, building a team, developing a powerful online portfolio, setting and meeting goals, overcoming fear, and accepting success. She encourages […]

Grow Your Network

Having a wide and diverse network is important for many disciplines, including photography. Whether you’re planning on going pro, trying to expand your business, or are just delving deeper into your hobby, a network of fellow photographers, key information, and quality learning tools is a fundamental part of your efforts. Quality over Quantity The first […]

Masters of Photography – Dorothea Lange (1895-1965)

With enough practice and desire to become good at photography each photographer will develop their own style. An important part of improving our skills and developing our style is to learn from leading photographers and discover what sets them apart from the “crowd.” As mentioned in an earlier article, we are restarting the Masters of […]

Fourth of July Photography

In the U.S. we are three days away from our biggest non-religious holiday. It’s a day for picnics, family and neighborhood gatherings, barbeque and fireworks in the evening. I was all ready to write this epic article on photographing fireworks when my friend and partner, Tiffany, beat me to it. When I told her that’s […]