Episode 335: iPhone 11 Pro & Creative Block – Tiny Shutter – iPhone Photography Article

Episode 335: iPhone 11 Pro & Creative Block – Tiny Shutter @anndro8 on Instagram In this episode Greg, Dave, Matt, and Joseph talk about the iPhone 11 Pro photos and videos & address a Facebook question about Creative Block. Tiny Shutter Podcast YouTube Producers: Matt DeVore, Greg McMillan, Artful iPhotography Community, Bob Richter Post Pic of the Week Winner: @anndro8 on Instagram App Mentions: FiLMic Firstlight, Imaengine Vector, Enlight Photofox, Brushstroke, ArtCard, Microsoft Pix, IntroMate, Spectre, Carbon, Panols, Motion Stills, AirDisk…

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Random Thoughts on Post-Processing | Waterdog Photography – Underwater Photography Article

Random Thoughts on Post-Processing | Waterdog Photography Sometimes we have an image that needs just a little punch to give it that edge we are looking for. Maybe it needs a punch to color, or sharpness, or maybe it needs a complete tonal makeover. Here I have compiled a few of my favorite tips for finishing an image. Quick Color Adjustments in Lightroom Occasionally I have an image that just doesn’t have the color saturation that I want. Usually, this…

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Beach timelapses – The toughest timelapse to take? – Timelapse Travels – Time Lapse Photography Article

Beach timelapses – The toughest timelapse to take? – Timelapse Travels Where is the toughest timelapse to take?  A beach…. Last weekend I went to Belmar NJ to take a timelapse of the beach at sunset.  I was also planning to take a drone timelapse but it was too windy.  The weather was a bit cold and very windy which meant pretty rough water.  I’ve always struggled to take timelapses of waves because they move so fast and are unpredictable.…

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Macro lens + mobile means you can stay at home! » Gale Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Macro lens + mobile means you can stay at home! » Gale Photography The cameras on mobile phones continue to get more and more accomplished, with AI and computational photography coming to the fore.  My Huawei Mate 10 Pro has both those features but I also have a nice low tech device that helps me make images.  It’s a clip-on macro lens made by Bauhn.  I got it as a Special Buy from Aldi for just £4.99.  I think it’s…

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Create an Ocean in Motion in Photos – Underwater Photography Article

Create an Ocean in Motion in Photos Making photographs underwater can be a challenge for any scuba diver, and when you realize that the environment is always moving, capturing a clear image seems nearly impossible. Most of the time, we do our best to get the image we want by holding as still as we can and relying on our camera settings to “freeze” the action. But sometimes it is more fun and more creative to show the movement of…

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Artistic Composition – Waterdog Photography – Underwater Photography Article

Artistic Composition – Waterdog Photography One of the most powerful techniques a photographer can use to tell a story is composition. “A picture is worth a thousand words…” but only if it has something to say. Composition is one of the keys to story telling through imaging. The way you show the subject, secondary subject and environment gives the image the context in which to tell your story. Mastering some compositional concepts will improve your ability to make your picture…

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Techniques for Shooting Sharks – Waterdog Photography – Underwater Photography Article

Techniques for Shooting Sharks – Waterdog Photography The last few years have been productive for me in terms of having lots of opportunities to photograph sharks. I have had the pleasure of encountering many different species of reef sharks, oceanic white tip sharks, bull sharks, great white sharks, lemon, silky, dusky, and Galapagos sharks, and even whale sharks. Each of these have been a learning experience for me both environmentally and photographically speaking. The techniques for photographing sharks vary, depending…

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Episode 322: Miniature Photography – Tiny Shutter – iPhone Photography Article

Episode 322: Miniature Photography – Tiny Shutter Vincent Bach In this episode Greg, (almost)Dave, Matt, Marc, and Joseph talk about Miniature Photography. This was a listener suggested subject, and we looked at the work of Jerry BusinessInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/jerrybusiness/ Smug Mug Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oppdgd7Jtmc&feature=youtu.be Joseph’s Toy Photo: Joseph’s Imaengine Images: Hand Drawn Imaengine Render Producers: Matt DeVore, Greg McMillan, Artful iPhotography Community, Bob Richter Post Pic of the Week Winner: Vincent Bach App Mentions: Imaengine Vector, Enlight Photofox, Brushstroke, ArtCard, Microsoft Pix,…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography I recently published a blog post of photos taken on my trip to Greenland, in June 2019. Greenland is an amazing country, and I was blown away by the spectacular landscapes and friendly people. In this post I’m sharing some aerial landscape photography, taken on a sightseeing flight over the spectacular Ilulissat Icefjord. Unlike most posts, I’m going to write about it first, and then share the photos at the end. So if…

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How to Photograph Wild Amphibians and Reptiles Safely and Ethically – Photography Article

It frustrates me to see so many fake wildlife photographs of amphibians and reptiles on social media. That’s because those staged photos of captive animals in unnatural positions and situations go viral on a regular basis, and this “success” can inspire other people to follow them in their footsteps. The process of staging the amphibians and reptiles often involves animal cruelty. I have dedicated many social media posts to this subject, but after all the negativity, I wanted to turn…

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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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Episode 306: What Have We Been Up To? – Part 2 – Tiny Shutter – iPhone Photography Article

Abdul Halim Ekram In this episode Dave, Greg, Matt, and Joseph talk about what we have been up to for the last few weeks. Producers: Matt DeVore, Greg McMillan, Artful iPhotography Community, Bob Richter Post Pic of the Week Winner: Abdul Halim Ekram Black And White Conversion With Filters Here are the images that I mentioned in the podcast: Edited Color             Black & White With Orange Filter             Black…

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How to Avoid Losing Your Photography Gear: Here are 10 Tips – Photography Article

When a child gets a new toy, their parents often tell them not to take it to school where it’s showcased to their peers and then never seen again. As a photographer, your newest toys often have to come to work with you in order for you to keep flourishing at what you do. However, losing your precious gear can be a terrifying and miserable experience, especially if it happens to be part of your livelihood. As a person that…

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9 Single-Key Lightroom Shortcuts I Use Every Day – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrhg8RTwNtQ] In all honesty, I only use single-key shortcuts as opposed to multi-key for the simple reason that I can’t remember much beyond a single keystroke. I thought about printing every shortcut and hanging it on my office wall for reference, but that would defeat the purpose of using shortcuts in the first place as I’d have to spend additional time scanning the printout to locate what I’m looking for. In the 12-minute video above, I discuss the 9…

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10 Helpful Tips for Posing Hands in Portraits – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEAPp3oX_fU] In his most recent video, portrait photographer Miguel Quiles decided to tackle what we’ll call the “Ricky Bobby” problem: what do you do with your [model’s] hands? After years of trial and error, Quiles has come up with 10 “hacks” or tips that have helped him conquer this issue. Jokes aside, posing hands is one of those challenges most novice portrait photographers don’t think of until they slam right into it. They might not even notice it’s an…

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9 Things You Need to Know – Photography Article

The Internet is a gold mine of information about cameras, lenses, and other photography equipment, but there’s always a fair amount of BS circulating. There are opinions masquerading as fact. We’re constantly told to buy new gear… while also hearing that gear doesn’t matter. So I’ve decided to lay out the truth about camera gear as I see it: #1. Don’t Trust Camera Reviewers… and Not Just Because of Affiliate Links and Free Trips to Hawaii “Thank you for telling…

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A Guide to Overcoming Fear in Street Photography (And in Life) – Photography Article

First things first. For me, street photography is more than just taking candid photos. Street photography can also be asking strangers permission to photograph them or photographing empty streets. Whatever it is, the common nominator is that you go on the street and take photos of the “street life.” That’s how I see it. If you want to take a photograph of a building, it’s very predictable. You can sit there with your camera all day long and compose the…

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4 Landscape Photography Tips to Last a Lifetime – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTjywvE0jaY] Scottish landscape and wildlife photographer Wayne Robertson recently shared what he’s calling “4 Landscape Photography Tips to Last a Lifetime.” These aren’t “tricks” or “hacks” or “secrets,” because Robertson doesn’t believe there are any secrets when it comes to great landscape photography. Just tried and true advice that all landscape shooters could benefit from. For those of you who just want the bullet points, here are the four tips that Robertson shares over the course of his video:…

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The Complete A – Z Guide to Becoming an Event Photographer – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r0Qfmp0py4] Are you thinking about becoming an event photographer? This article will begin by giving you some insight into what the job entails and the beginning steps for getting started. By its end, you should have a fundamental roadmap for getting started. Editor’s note: Mik Milman is a professional event photographer based in Los Angeles. This article was also published on Milman’s website. What is Event Photography? Event photography can be a wide category of professional photography. We often…

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Think Differently in the World of Macro Photography – Photography Article

Macro photographers learn over time that this genre of photography can break rules you’d always follow in other areas like landscape or portrait photography. It’s a different world to explore, and taking a different approach is an asset when mixing science with art. As a landscape photographer, having a horizon line two degrees off is an annoyance, but for small-scale subjects where no horizon exists, it can be creatively freeing to rotate the camera arbitrarily to allow for the lines,…

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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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How to Shoot Epic Drone Photos – Photography Article

Aerial photography is a different game than photographing from the ground. It’s much more difficult and slower to make a composition and you have to think of all kinds of rules and limitations to get your shot. However, drones opened up many new angles and possibilities when it comes to photography. I love new technology and I love drones. I mainly use the small drones (Mavic 1 Pro, Mavic 2 Pro) because they’re easy to bring with me in my…

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How to Shoot Speaker Paint Splash Photos – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFkjJV0IQUU] Photographer Steve Kazemir made this 4-minute video showing how he shoots beautiful photos of paint splashes frozen in time using an old speaker in his garage. A photo of Kazemir’s garage setup. Kazemir stretched a black trash bag over the speaker to protect it and plays sound from a tablet through it at max volume. Dripping “dollar store” acrylic paint onto the trash bag, Kazemir uses a sound trigger to trip his camera and two off-camera flashes when…

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How to Back Up Photos as a Wedding Photographer – Photography Article

We keep hearing the same story every year: newlyweds that are left desolated because the photographer lost their wedding images. From dual memory card slots to the ever decreasing price of computer storage, human negligence has become the weakest link in the workflow. Consequences for not backing up your clients’ images properly can be severe. A lawsuit can easily put the photographer in financial distress or more recently, a visit to the ER due to potential heart attack. When brides…

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Tips from a Pro Music Photographer – Photography Article

I am writing this concert photography guide in response to several ‘How to’ guides I have seen online that don’t quite hit the mark on how to take great live concert photographs. Most of the articles focus too much on the obvious, like concerts are dark and avoid things in your way (like mic stands and such). Personally, I think it is a bit patronizing to suggest that you are letting the photographer in on the ‘professional secrets’ if it…

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500px Blog » » How to find the best off-the-beaten-path shoot locations: Part 1 – Photography Article

If you’ve been on social media enough in the past five years, you’ve probably seen that view of Lake Moraine come through your feed, or the bridge with the mountain in the back of the Lofoten Islands, or the waterfall that falls into the ocean in the Faroe Islands. Nothing wrong with these popular places—actually, they’re so incredible that people flock from around the world to photograph them! But if you’re driven to differentiate your work from most of what…

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You Can’t Fight as a Photographer Without an ‘F-You Fund’ – Photography Article

When it comes to negotiations, as a photographer (or any freelance artist, for that matter) you’ve got to master the art of not being emotionally invested in the outcome — something that is nearly impossible to do. But without it, you’ll never be able to break free of difficult clients and underpaid gigs. What is an F-You Fund? The “f**k you fund” isn’t something you say to your clients, or tell them that you have. It’s essentially a slush fund…

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How to Photograph in a Crowd – Photography Article

Whether it’s a wedding, a festival, or a protest, crowds present photographers with some unique challenges. I’ve spent some time working on figuring out the best ways to handle crowded environments in order to produce images that are consistent with my style, while conveying the energy of the crowd in that moment. Most of my early photography is very minimalistic, closer to illustration or graphic design than the “decisive moment” based work I am now producing. Crowds were always a…

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5 Bad Photoshop Mistakes & Habits To Break Right Now – Photography Article

After years of shooting and editing photos, Dave Cross has had ample time to make Photoshop mistakes — and learn from them. But his biggest piece of advice isn’t just to be better, but rather, to work smarter. “From a creativity standpoint, working non-destructively, to me, has been a huge bonus,” says Dave in his CreativeLive class, Productivity Tips in Photoshop. Are you ready for the biggest Photoshop event of the year? Join CreativeLive for Photoshop Week 2019, June 12-14, to learn how…

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iPhone Portrait Tips by Magnum Photographer Christopher Anderson – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6bBbTWgxCU] Want to get creative with shooting portraits using just your smartphone? Apple made this 3-minute video with advice and inspiration for shooting iPhone portraits from award-winning Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson. “Award-winning photographer and photojournalist Christopher Anderson is known for his magnetic portraiture,” Apple says. “He strives for emotive and timely elements in his compositions. In this feature, Anderson shows us how to advance beyond technical precision to disrupt the portrait.” The video itself is in vertical orientation —…

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