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Tag:Photographs

How to Capture Beautiful Photographs of Snowflakes

[ad_1] How to Capture Beautiful Photographs of Snowflakes Photographer Don Komarechka is renowned for his macro work, particularly his images of snowflakes. In this short video, he runs you through how he goes about capturing these tiny ice crystals and their always unique six-fold symmetry. If you’re lucky enough to be in a region graced with snow this winter, you might want to dig out the extension tubes, splash out for a ring flash, and head out into the cold. […]

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Critique the Community Show Us Your Best 'Top-Down' Photographs

[ad_1] Critique the Community Show Us Your Best 'Top-Down' Photographs “Top-down” photographs are taken directly above the subject matter. We don’t just want to see you shooing from a high angle, we want the ground to be completely perpendicular to the camera.   Each photographer is allowed 3 submissions and for an image to be valid, it needs a photograph taken straight down on top of a subject and it must include a quick paragraph about how the image was taken.  The […]

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Fall In Love Immediately With Places Afar After Seeing Photographs From ‘Follow Me Away’

[ad_1] Fall In Love Immediately With Places Afar After Seeing Photographs From ‘Follow Me Away’ Think for a moment about the Tolkien-inspired visions flashing though the mind of Robert Plant as he penned the mystical lyrics to “Ramble On.” Vast landscapes with wandering figures, uncertain of their destination, but driven by their journey. Now get ready to scroll down and get the same feeling.  Photographer and model couple TJ Drysdale and Victoria Yore have been traveling the globe together creating […]

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How to Take Photographs Like Joel Meyerowitz

[ad_1] How to Take Photographs Like Joel Meyerowitz Street photography has been a staple genre of our craft since the camera’s inception, and some of the most iconic images — and photographers — in history, were made on the street. Here’s how you can emulate one of the greats. I’ve discussed street photography on a number of occasions. I’ve always had an obsession with cities and with history, and as street photography through the decades captured both, I found it […]

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Exploring How to Take Street Photographs Like Vivian Maier

[ad_1] Exploring How to Take Street Photographs Like Vivian Maier Street photography fans will be familiar with the beautiful portraits and serene city scenes that Vivian Maier captured in Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles. But, have you ever tried applying her way of shooting into your own street photography? Largely mysterious, Maier has been a beacon for all of us who enjoy different types of photography for personal reasons. With no assignments or paid jobs dictating the direction […]

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Those That Got Away: My Missed Photographs and What I’ve Learned

[ad_1] Those That Got Away: My Missed Photographs and What I’ve Learned Perhaps it was a technical mistake, gear breakdown, blocked access, or a moment of hesitation. We’ve all missed shots at some time or another. Here are mine along with my lessons learned. Tell me about you? Reading Robert Bagg’s article on the images we might chase as photographers got me thinking about what shots I’ve missed. I’d love to hear your stories, find out what you’ve learned, and maybe […]

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Voyager 1’s Journey Through our Solar System in Photographs

[ad_1] Voyager 1’s Journey Through our Solar System in Photographs In a recent Reddit AMA to commemorate the craft’s leaving of our solar system, a Voyager 1 team member (name unverified) commented that all cameras were turned off permanently after the iconic “Pale Blue Dot” photograph was taken on Valentines day in 1990. Between then, and its launch date on Sept 5, 1977, hundreds of thousands if not millions (exact number unknown) of photos have been taken by the craft […]

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What Makes a Photograph Successful on Social Media? A Scientific Review of Thousands of Photographs

[ad_1] What Makes a Photograph Successful on Social Media? A Scientific Review of Thousands of Photographs Analyzing data from thousands of film photographs, this scientific analysis sought to assess the characteristics of film photographs that are associated with success on social media.  It should be noted that what makes a film photograph successful on social media is not the same thing as the qualities that make a photograph good. Without getting too far into it, what makes a photograph “nice” […]

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Andrew Newey’s Striking Photographs of Traditional Honey Hunters in Nepal

[ad_1] Andrew Newey’s Striking Photographs of Traditional Honey Hunters in Nepal Documentary photographer Andrew Newey recently traveled to central Nepal to document the Gurung tribe’s ancient tradition of honey hunting. Twice a year, hunters congregate at the feet of the Himalayas to harvest the honey of the world’s largest honeybee-Apis Laboriosa. Using smoke to temporarily drive the bees from their nests, hunters must climb through swarms of bees as they wait for the nests to be vacant. Risking death or […]

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Amy Toensing Photographs the Oldest Culture on Earth

[ad_1] Amy Toensing Photographs the Oldest Culture on Earth At 60,000 years old, the Australian Aboriginal culture is the oldest, longest-running culture on Earth. Amy Toensing photographed them for National Geographic, lending her intimately deep sense of storytelling to the sad and tragic history of their culture and the bond they share with their land. Amy is a photojournalist based in New York. Her work has appeared in National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, The Boston Globe, The Wall […]

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