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Starting a Photography Business? Don’t Forget These Crucial Steps
So, you’re ready to take the leap and start your own photography business? Great! You’ve undoubtedly got the gear you’ll need to take high-quality photos. You’ve probably secured a space where you can work. Your website is up. Your business cards are printed. You might even have networked with... Read more
Suggested Camera Settings for Astrophotography
If you’ve never tackled astrophotography, one of your first questions might be, “What camera settings do I use?” The answer to that question is tricky and really depends on the situation. No two photography outings are the same, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be a set of suggested... Read more
Six Tips to Improve Your Surf Photography
Photography, at face value, is already a difficult combination of capturing a scene as it unfolds and manipulating a tedious balance of exposure, aperture, and ISO to illuminate an image that does true life justice. When you add any additional element to the equation, the entire process can be thrown... Read more
Ten Must See Photography Documentaries and Their Trailers
If I ever find myself wallowing in a creative rut, I have a few surefire ways out of that hole. My most effective method, although probably not the quickest, is to watch a documentary on another photographer. They need not be similar to your own brand of photography; in fact,... Read more
Polaroid Swing review: For those times when a snapshot is not enough
There’s Apple’s Live Photos, Microsoft Pix’s Live Images, and now with the new Polaroid Swing iOS app (free on the iTunes Store), there’s Polaroid’s Moving Photos, the latest in a series of image hybrids created for times when a picture equals more than a thousand static words. Polaroid Swing... Read more
A Rare Look at a Forgotten Photographic Process
Over the course of its history, photography has left a trail of also-ran processes—techniques that flourished and faded, alternate ways of recording reality. In a new exhibition, the J. Paul Getty Museum at Los Angeles’ Getty Center will draw attention to paper negatives, an early method that some curators... Read more
Nikon-Walkley awards 2016: the best photographs
A look at some of this year’s winners and finalists in the prestigious annual photographic awards for excellence in Australian photojournalism – accompanied by the opinions of the awards team and words from the photographers themselves. Andrew Quilty NIKON-WALKLEY PHOTO OF THE YEAR WINNER A patient, later identified as... Read more
Bringing Daguerreotype Photography Back in Style
“When you look at a 19th century portrait, there is a palpable sense of the person actually being there in the image,” photographer Jerry Spagnoli tells TIME. “It’s still an image. It’s in your hand. But the daguerreotype is so persuasive that you can actually suspend your disbelief and feel... Read more
An Aerial Photographer Finds Art on Earth
While living in Sydney, photographer Tommy Clarke found himself falling out of love with fashion photography. Eager to create something from a new perspective and enamored with Sydney’s beaches, Clarke, after some careful saving, took his first helicopter ride. It was as a photographic frenzy, he says. Having worked... Read more
Revisiting Photography’s Earliest Technologies
We may live in an age dominated by digital imagery, but in New York City this month, 19th-century photography is having a moment. Two gallery shows, a museum exhibit and a conference are shining a spotlight on preindustrial image-making methods such as daguerreotypes, tintypes, calotypes, salted-paper prints and more—experimental... Read more