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Beauty, Pain, and the Therapeutic Power of Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Beauty, Pain, and the Therapeutic Power of Photography Without thinking we find ways to distance ourselves from the discomforts and indignities of life, denying the horrors that befall strangers, downplaying those may touch our lives, for trauma is one of the most difficult tragedies to manage and heal when it befalls our lives. Though it surrounds us in countless forms, we seek ways to buffer its relentless effect, trying to mediate the toll it takes on our physical, psychological, and…

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9 Artist and Photographer website builders you should know – Fine Art Photography Article

9 Artist and Photographer website builders you should know From Cheryl Eng’s Artspan websiteThis year, the art world moved online, as everyone from The National Portrait Gallery to the Musée d’Orsay, The Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Uffizi Gallery, offered virtual tours to people from around the globe. Meanwhile, individual photographers and artists of all genres took the time at home to revamp their business, open online stores, organize their archives, and re-edit their websites.  2020 reminded us of…

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A Black Father’s Homage to His Young Son – Fine Art Photography Article

A Black Father’s Homage to His Young Son LJ and his Fort, 2020Superman, 2019Rashod Taylor has photographed his son LJ since the day he was born. Over the last five years, the artist had made countless pictures of his son’s many homemade forts, backyard adventures, naps, and more, creating an ever-evolving record of one boy’s childhood, his father’s love, and his place in history. “These images tell you more than my family story,” Taylor writes. “They’re a window onto the…

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Photography as Self-Therapy: An Introduction for Beginners – Fine Art Photography Article

Photography as Self-Therapy: An Introduction for Beginners © and courtesy Judy WeiserIn 1977, Psychology Today published a short blurb about a growing movement: people who were using photographs to help others. During that decade, consumer cameras became widely accessible and easy to use, and at the same time, psychologists, photography enthusiasts, and more started to explore the potential of taking photographs as a therapeutic tool for helping people of all ages improve their lives.  One of them was the psychoanalyst…

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Craggy Knob Landscape – Monochromia – Black & White Photography Article

Craggy Knob Landscape – Monochromia Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography Craggy Knob Landscape 1A cloud consumed Craggy Knob during my visit to Craggy Gardens earlier this month on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. See more compositions from my recent Blue Ridge Parkway expedition. Like this:Like Loading… Related October 29, 2020October 26, 2020 C.S. Young Jr. Tagged Appalachian Mountains, Black and White, Blue Ridge Parkway, C.S., C.S. Young Jr. (csyoungjr), C.S.Young, Craggy Gardens, Craggy Gardens…

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£26,000 Wellcome Photography Prize 2020 focuses on our most urgent health challenges – Fine Art Photography Article

£26,000 Wellcome Photography Prize 2020 focuses on our most urgent health challenges Hashem Shakeri / Wellcome Photography Prize 2020In 2021, Wellcome will award £26,000 to photographers telling provocative visual stories about the health challenges of our time as part of its world-renowned Wellcome Photography Prize, culminating in an annual exhibition in London, a prestigious awards ceremony, and international press coverage.  As one of the world’s leading research-based charities, Wellcome is at the forefront of improving health around the globe, and…

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One Photographer’s Quarantine Diary with His Mom and Ex-Wife – Fine Art Photography Article

One Photographer’s Quarantine Diary with His Mom and Ex-Wife April 7, Quarantine in Queens, Day 26. A Facebook friend recommended a gentle bubble bath as a great way to relieve stress during a lockdown in my one bathroom apartment in Queens. Not sure the plan worked.March 24, Quarantine in Queens, Day 12. Tensions are already rising.Earlier this year, the photographer and writer Neil Kramer’s mother, Elaine, moved in with him, returning to the Queens apartment where they lived together during…

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Call for Submissions: The Print Swap in Hanoi, Vietnam – Fine Art Photography Article

Call for Submissions: The Print Swap in Hanoi, Vietnam In the past few years, our international project The Print Swap has exhibited work from more than one thousand photographers worldwide, spanning six continues (so far!) and all genres. We are thrilled to announce that we’ll be heading to Hanoi, Vietnam for the first time in Print Swap history as part of a special show, opening for one night only at the Matca Space For Photography in the heart of the…

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The Artist Who Escaped New York’s COVID-19 Pandemic Without Leaving Home – Fine Art Photography Article

The Artist Who Escaped New York’s COVID-19 Pandemic Without Leaving Home Quarantine 11 Quarantine 16 When the COVID-19 crisis first hit the United States, New York City became the epicenter for the pandemic. By April 1, a harrowing 5,000 cases were reported every day, forcing the city to shut down en masse. While unrooted transplants and the uber rich fled en masse, spreading the virus across the United States, New Yorkers of all stripes hunkered down to weather through the…

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Poignant Photographs Reveal the Suffering of Dementia Patients – Fine Art Photography Article

Poignant Photographs Reveal the Suffering of Dementia Patients In the 1980s when Virgil DiBiase was in medical school studying neurology, there were 500,000 people with dementia in this country. In just four decades, that number has skyrocketed to nearly 6 million people, with projections of 300% growth by mid-century. If we make it to old age, an estimated one in three people will fall victim to the disease. Defined as, “A chronic or persistent disorder of the mental process caused…

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The First-Ever Print Swap Photo Book – Fine Art Photography Article

The First-Ever Print Swap Photo Book At the Lake © Valeria Cammareri (@_soulkitchen_) Winter morning at Yamuna © Ashraful Arefin (@ashrafularefin) Tijuca Forest © Antonio Schubert (@apedrosch) More than three years ago, Feature Shoot launched The Print Swap as a way to connect the global photography community, bring art into people’s homes, and showcase the incredible talent among our readership. Since then, the project has expanded to include hundreds of photographers from around the world, representing every genre and specialty.…

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The BirdLife Australia Photography Awards Celebrates Conservation – Fine Art Photography Article

The BirdLife Australia Photography Awards Celebrates Conservation A Butterfly Snatch’ © Greg Norman, Winner of the Bird Behaviour Category 2019. Rainbow Bee-eater, Wyndham, Western Australia“This shot was taken on a day where I was concentrating solely on bee-eaters in flight and feeding. They would perch in bushes along the bank of a dam then fly out over the water to catch an insect, which was usually a dragonfly; however, every once in a while, they would follow the base of…

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Submit to The Print Swap Exhibition in Athens, Greece – Fine Art Photography Article

Submit to The Print Swap Exhibition in Athens, Greece Feature Shoot’s global project The Print Swap will be heading to Athens, Greece, as part of a weeklong exhibition this fall. All photographers who swap prints between now and our deadline on September 29th will have their work exhibited at the beautiful Blank Wall Gallery, located on Fokionos Negri Street at the center of Kipseli, where a rush of daily pedestrians and visitors come to enjoy the neighborhood’s coffee, food, and…

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Inspiring Incarcerated Individuals to Visualize Their Dreams in Photos – Fine Art Photography Article

Inspiring Incarcerated Individuals to Visualize Their Dreams in Photos Hailing from small towns in the woods of northern California, photographer Justin Maxon grew up part-time on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation. A visual storyteller, arts educator, and journalist, Maxon employs an interdisciplinary approach that acknowledges the socio-historical context to his work in order to create a space for multiple voices to address the issues at stake. Maxon recently won the 2020 Center Choice Award for Project Development Grant for Livin’…

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80+ Black Photographers Come Together for a Historic Print Sale – Fine Art Photography Article

80+ Black Photographers Come Together for a Historic Print Sale © Braylen Dion (@braylendion) © Micaiah Carter (@micaiahcarter) The See in Black collective, a coalition of 80 Black photographers dedicated to uplifting and advocating for Black visibility, is hosting a limited, two-week print sale, with support from Artifact Uprising. Launched on Friday, Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, it will remain open until July 3rd, the day before Independence Day. This project marks the birth of See in Black, a…

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Rescued Chickens at Home with Their People – Fine Art Photography Article

Rescued Chickens at Home with Their People Valencia Jayne Alexa and Maddie The animal caregiver and activist Maddie Cartwright smelled the barn before she entered it. She’d been urgently called to a bankrupt factory farm, where tens of thousands of chicks waited to be saved or killed. Inside, she found wounded, weak, and freezing chickens, huddled together for warmth beside the bodies of their already-dead companions. Some were blind; many were dying.  Cartwright, working alongside sanctuary workers and local volunteers,…

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A Poignant Portrait of Elephants Living in Captivity and the Toll it Takes on Their Lives – Fine Art Photography Article

A Poignant Portrait of Elephants Living in Captivity and the Toll it Takes on Their Lives Over the past decade, photographer Colleen Plumb has traveled to more than 70 zoos in the United States and Europe, documenting the self-destructive behaviors that elephants exhibit as a result of being forced to live in captivity. Known as stereotypy, these actions include rhythmic rocking, head bobbing, stepping back and forth, and pacing — compulsively and relentlessly destroying their bodies and souls. Where other…

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Illustrating African Folktales of the Congo Basin in Photographs – Fine Art Photography Article

Illustrating African Folktales of the Congo Basin in Photographs “The Rainbow Python“ The Story Tree from “Stories of Tees and Tree of Stories“ “The Mole and The Sun“ The Odzala-Kokoua National Park is the crown jewel of the Congo Basin— one of the largest, oldest, most intact preserves that has never been logged, or overexploited by poachers and hunters. In an age where the natural landscape is disappearing at a tragic rate, this corner of the world is one of…

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ICP to Reopen January 25 in New $29M Space – Fine Art Photography Article

ICP to Reopen January 25 in New $29M Space The International Center of Photography (ICP) will reopen on January 25 in its new 40,000 square foot space at Essex Crossing, a residential, retail and office complex on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The move allows ICP to consolidate its museum space and photography school for the first time since 2016, when the museum moved to temporary space on the Bowery and the school remained in Midtown. According to real estate news…

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Announcing the Winners of The Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards! – Fine Art Photography Article

Announcing the Winners of The Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards! ‘Fading Flamingos’ © Maximilian Mann We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2019 Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards. Now in its fifth year, our international competition drew hundreds of outstanding submissions, and in the end, our judges selected thirty-one photographers to be part of our upcoming group show at Aperture Gallery in Chelsea, New York on January 23, 2020 from 6-8PM. This year’s jury included Jessie Wender, Photo Editor…

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PDN’s Top 5 Photography Tips of 2019 – Fine Art Photography Article

PDN’s Top 5 Photography Tips of 2019 PDN publishes lots of advice on photographic techniques and the photo business. This year, the tips that PDN readers read, shared and responded to the most included useful insights into printing and marketing fine-art photography, details (and warnings) about getting your photo book published, and some inspiring reflections from street photographers and artists. In each of these stories, there’s one nugget relevant to photographers working in every genre: You’re going to make mistakes,…

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Quick Tip: Fine-Art Print Pricing Advice from 3 Photographers – Fine Art Photography Article

Quick Tip: Fine-Art Print Pricing Advice from 3 Photographers Determining how to price and edition your fine-art prints can be difficult, especially for emerging photographers. Fortunately, there is plenty of information available that can help photographers make informed decisions, as we explain in “Tips for Editioning and Pricing Fine-Art Photographs.” For most photographers, the best approach to fine-art print pricing is to ask experts, and observe how other photographers set prices on their editions. When commercial photographer Reuben Wu decided…

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Elinor Carucci at PhotoPlus: On Midlife and Getting Her Teens’ Approval of Her Photos – Fine Art Photography Article

Elinor Carucci at PhotoPlus: On Midlife and Getting Her Teens’ Approval of Her Photos Elinor Carucci’s photographs offer an intimate, unvarnished view of family life. In her books Closer and Mother, Carucci has shown the ups and downs of marriage and motherhood, earning widespread praise and some criticism, as well, for exposing her family to public scrutiny. In a recent talk at the PDN’s 30 Creator’s Lounge at PhotoPlus 2019, Carucci discussed her new book, Midlife; the difference between photographing…

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New Born Maternity Portraits with Alicia and Alivia – Commercial Photography Article

New Born Maternity Portraits with Alicia and Alivia The return of Alicia and her beautiful new born daughter Alivia, for an updated infant maternity portrait session to go along with her original maternity session. It was such a pleasure to have them in the studio, you couldn’t ask for a more adorable baby…and so happy. Definitely got her modeling career off to a great start.I’m so excited to share a few portrait highlights of our time together.  … This is…

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Sara Macel and Danna Singer on Forging a Fine-Art Career: Creators’ Lounge at PHOTOPLUS – Fine Art Photography Article

Sara Macel and Danna Singer on Forging a Fine-Art Career: Creators’ Lounge at PHOTOPLUS In a lively conversation at the PDN’s 30 Creators’ Lounge at PHOTOPLUS, photographers Sara Macel and Danna Singer discussed how they established their fine-art careers. They shared lessons they have learned about sharing their work with collectors and editors, approaching strangers to make photos and handling rejection.  Macel showed three projects and explained what each has taught her. For her first, “Kiss and Tell,” she interviewed…

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Shea | Mesa Arizona Fashion Photographer Chad Weed – Commercial Photography Article

Shea | Mesa Arizona Fashion Photographer Chad Weed Studio Session with Shea and Mesa Fashion Photographer Chad WeedAnother custom design by my amazing Fashion Stylist Jennifer! Who better to bring this look to life than Shea, an amazing local fashion model with more talent than I can possibly capture… They both absolutely crushed it and I couldn’t be prouder of how this turned out.One part super model and one part super hero…with just the right amount of soft gorgeous lighting…

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Kaylee | Mesa Fashion Photographer Chad Weed – Commercial Photography Article

Kaylee | Mesa Fashion Photographer Chad Weed Fine Art Fashion Portraits with KayleeAnother amazing custom fashion look designed and created by my Stylist Jennifer. We were fortunate enough to get another opportunity to work with Kaylee who really brought this to life. Her subtle and elegant posing really helped set the mood for this session. Really couldn’t be happier with the results! The use of chiffon and satin to create this long mermaid style dress was brilliant. Of… This is…

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Vivian | Mesa Arizona Portrait Photographer Chad Weed – Commercial Photography Article

Vivian | Mesa Arizona Portrait Photographer Chad Weed Vivian’s Fine Art Portrait SessionWe were lucky enough to get another opportunity to do a photo shoot with a beautiful local model we worked with earlier this year. This time around we opted for a ballerina inspired fine art portrait that we think is truly amazing! … This is only a snippet of a Commercial Photography Article written by Chad J Weed Photography Read Full Article

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Fine Art Nude Model Elley with Mesa Portrait Photographer — Chad J Weed Photography – Commercial Photography Article

Fine Art Nude Model Elley with Mesa Portrait Photographer — Chad J Weed Photography Fine Art Nude Model Elley with Mesa Fashion Portrait PhotographerHoly cow did Jennifer hit it out of the park with this look or what?! Incredibly artistic, not to mention the obvious sex appeal! I couldn’t be more proud of her for embracing and owning this new direction.To accent her design, I went with a different lighting set up… brighter, yet I still managed to bring in…

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Mesa Fashion Portrait Photographer and Art Model Elley — Chad J Weed Photography – Commercial Photography Article

Mesa Fashion Portrait Photographer and Art Model Elley — Chad J Weed Photography Fine Art Model Elley with Mesa Fashion Portrait PhotographerI came across the portrait work of Australian Fine Art Fashion Photographer Vicky Papas, of Vergara Studio and I was immediately inspired to create my own version. I relied heavily on my Stylist Jennifer to come up with an amazing look that is part fashion and part fantasy, which could be shot in my unique lighting style. This is…

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