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How One Photographer Won Apple’s Shot on iPhone Contest – Photography Article

Back in February, Apple announced the winners of its first-ever Shot on iPhone photo contest. Photographer Andrew Griswold was one of the 10 winners, and he’s now sharing a behind-the-scenes look at how he won the worldwide contest. Griswold, a full time art director and freelance commercial photographer based out of Indianapolis, Indiana, has launched a new podcast for creatives called Just Outside the Artboard, and for the first episode, he tells the story behind both the contest and his…

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How I Got Outsmarted by a Kid with an Umbrella – Photography Article

I’m an experienced concert photographer. From the largest stadiums to the smallest, dirtiest night clubs, I’ve photographed thousands of bands and seen it all. I’m damned confident in my ability to anticipate the shot and be in the right place at the right time. Or, at least I was until last Saturday night. I was out to shoot the Beck and Cage the Elephant show at the Dos Equis Pavilion in south Dallas. Dos Equis is an outdoor amphitheater, with…

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How Emotions Mold the Art We Create – Photography Article

Have you ever wondered why the images you created a few years ago look very different from the pictures you are taking now? Chances are you became a better photographer. You trained your eye and you got better at post-processing. But I am not talking about the craft. I am talking about the art behind photography. The art that feeds off your emotions. How was your life a few years ago? Maybe it was better. Maybe it was worse. Most…

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What I Learned from Capturing My First Total Solar Eclipse – Photography Article

Last week I made the long trip from the UK to Chile in the hopes of capturing my first total solar eclipse. I had experienced a cloudy total solar eclipse from the UK in 1999 but back then I was just 9 years old and certainly no photographer. Now that I’m apparently a professional landscape astrophotographer, a total solar eclipse was a gaping hole in my portfolio. Total solar eclipses are of course a rare event. They occur once every…

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My Three Years Without a Photography Agent – Photography Article

In September 2016, my photography agents, Vaughn-Hannigan, abruptly closed their doors after 10 years in business. Since then I have been without an agent, representing myself, and I thought I would look back and ask the question which has been lingering with me through this time: to agent or not to agent? After the news broke of Vaughn-Hannigan’s closure, there was a flurry of activity. Art Department, a major Photo Agency in New York, offered to take on all the…

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My Nightmare with USPS Insurance in Shipping a Camera Lens – Photography Article

Photography is amazing, but it does require gear. I recently moved from Canon to Sony, so I had to offload a camera body, lenses, flashes, and triggers. I purchased out-of-pocket insurance on all of my gear packages just to have some peace-of-mind. I sent the last piece of my Canon kit, my awesome Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 (a009), on January 10th. This was my first serious photography lens (costing over $500), which I originally purchased used. I rolled the actual lens…

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