critique

The Problem with Many of the ‘Photographers’ on YouTube – Photography Article

Professional event photographer and photography teacher Mik Milman recently published a video that’s bound to receive some mixed reactions. In it, Milman laments the dearth of experience of many photographers who pass themselves off as “experts” on YouTube, earning thousands of followers and possibly misleading beginners by offering bad advice and unqualified critiques. Controversial as the topic might be, Milman does a good job of keeping the video from turning into a “get off my lawn” rant. He’s simply pointing…

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Dear Entitled Aspiring Photographer… – Photography Article

Dear Entitled, I came across a screenshot of your “I have started a photography business” post in a “Classifieds” Facebook group. I don’t know your name, but honestly, even if I did, I wouldn’t use it. It’s not my way. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t want to address your post, because girl, I sure do. You are asking for a lot of stuff from strangers to run this business you have started and are apparently expecting to receive it,…

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A Closer Look at the Iconic Cyclist Photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson – Photography Article

What’s up photography fans? It’s Martin from All About Street Photography, and today I want to talk about Henri Cartier-Bresson’s iconic photo of a cyclist, titled Hyères, France. I am going to take a closer look at the composition as well as at the story behind the photograph. If you are not familiar with Henri Cartier-Bresson, make sure to check out this video I made about his life and photography: What we are looking at is a black and white…

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How to Critique Street Photography – Photography Article

One of the best parts of being an active member of the online photography community is the range of criticism I have access to when I share my work. Being open to constructive criticism is an essential part of growth as an artist — not only can it highlight shortcomings, but it can also emphasize areas in which you may be strong without realizing it. When I presented my work for the first time in a gallery I found it…

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A Case of Native Cultural Appropriation – Photography Article

Appropriating Indigenous cultures has been going on for a very long time. Anytime something appropriating Indigenous cultures or racist comes up, it doesn’t matter what Natives might say in protest — most often the person doing the wrong thing claims it’s to “honor” us. Much the same way people think that Native mascots honor us. It doesn’t. Before we go into one specific example, let’s go through what generally happens when things like this come up. First, the person is…

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Why Nikon is Failing in the Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Race – Photography Article

A few decades ago, Nikon was the number one manufacturer for high-end professionals. If you were a pro photographer who shot with a 35mm full-frame camera, you probably shot with a Nikon. Over the years, Canon took this position from Nikon and became the largest full frame camera manufacturer in the world. Nikon resigned itself to the number two position and this remained consistent for quite some time. Recently, however, we’re starting to see some major changes in the industry…

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