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The amazing fashion photography of Joanna Kustra

Today’s we have with us amazing fashion photographs taken by Joanna Kustra! You can see more of her works in her Behance Portfolio.

Born in south-eastern Poland in February, 1984. Her artistic skills developed quite early, since childhood she has been fascinated with music playing the piano and oboe. Her adventure with photography began at the age of 22 and in a short time from a hobby developed into a true passion and a way of living. She is a self-taught photographer, from the very beginning fascinated with people, portraits and fashion photography.

Now lives and works both in London & Krakow. You can visit her online gallery at www.joannakustra.com

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Hope you enjoyed today’s article with the stunning works of Joanna Kustra! Looking forward to hear your impressions!

See you next time!

(These photographs are presented here because they are licensed as Creative Commons – Attribution [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0] works and for the sole purpose of promoting photography and the photographer’s work)

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Tips and Techniques for effective water splash photography

Hello and welcome! In today’s article we’ll see 5 techniques for capturing water splashes with our dslr camera. Hope you will find the videos informative and help you understand better the techniques behind water high speed photography.

High-speed photography is the science of taking pictures of very fast phenomena. In 1948, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) defined high-speed photography as any set of photographs captured by a camera capable of 128 frames per second or greater, and of at least three consecutive frames. High-speed photography can be considered to be the opposite of time-lapse photography.

In common usage, high-speed photography may refer to either or both of the following meanings. The first is that the photograph itself may be taken in a way as to appear to freeze the motion, especially to reduce motion blur. The second is that a series of photographs may be taken at a high sampling frequency or frame rate. The first requires a sensor with good sensitivity and either a very good shuttering system or a very fast strobe light. The second requires some means of capturing successive frames, either with a mechanical device or by moving data off electronic sensors very quickly.

Other considerations for high-speed photographers are record length, reciprocity breakdown, and spatial resolution.

Lets get started!

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Pink droplets monsters by Pink Sherbet Photography

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The amazing BW portrait photography of Carsten Witte

Carsten Witte is a fashion and fine arts photographer from Hamburg, Germany. Today we’ll just see some of his awesome black and white portrait photographs. So if you like you can check out his portfolio at Behance as well, to see much more of his awesome work!

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I would love to hear your impressions on the selected works.

See you next time!

(These photographs are presented here because they are licensed as “Creative Commons – Attribution” works and for the sole purpose of promoting photography and the photographer’s work)

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The amazing BW photography of Damien Vassart

Today we have with us 20 amazing black and white photographs by Damien Vassart.

“Born in 1984 in Belgium, and holder of an Audio Engineer diploma, Damien Vassart has always been responsive to art, in all its ways. During his youth, he particularly involved himself into drawing and playing music.

In 2007, photography became a new expression medium for him. His preference goes to black and white, although color also owns a place in his universe. Cityscapes and waterscapes have become his predilection themes, skillfully highlighted in surrealist pictures, inviting the observer to contemplation and meditation.

Beyond a simple aesthetic side, the art of Damien Vassart is also driven by his fascination for passing time, and impacts it has upon the natural and non-natural elements that make part of the world surrounding us. So as to transcribe that, he uses extended exposure times for his takes, most of the time released at dawn or at dusk, moments of transition, moments of switching from one state to another, between agitation and tranquility, that he considers as the most propitious to capture the time.

His pictures have already been published several times in magazines and across the Web, and permitted him to win several international awards. They are diffused around the world by various art distribution networks.”

Let’s see our selection and of course you can visit and see more of his work in his Behance portfolio!

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Images are displayed here because they are licensed as Creative Commons – Attribution in their Behance Project page, and for the sole purpose of promoting photography and their photographer.

By: MonaLMtz

Photographer’s Library: Top Books to Improve your Photography Skills

Summer is always a lovely time to stock up and read books on the topics we love! In this list i present you my summer suggestions on photography books. This list contains books I have read and found interesting or i have marked to buy in the near future. And I think that they have something to offer whether you are a junior hobbyist photographer or a grizzled award winning professional.

Please vote for the books you are familiar with and check out those you are not. You can add your own book suggestions to the list and of course comment if you like, with your personal opinions on the books listed here. Eventually i hope that this list will expand and become even more useful resource for everyone!

 

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    Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera

    BRYAN PETERSON is a professional photographer, internationally known instructor, and the bestselling author of Understanding Shutter Speed, Understanding Close-Up Photography, Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide, Learning to See Creatively, Understanding Digital Photography, and Beyond Portraiture. In addition, he is the founder of the online photography school The Perfect Picture School of Photography (www.ppsop.com).

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    The Digital Photography Book

    "Kelby's laid-back writing style is perfect for those looking for fascinating insights without getting caught up in technical detail. An essential series for anyone wanting to take professional looking images." Laurence Howell, Short List

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    BetterPhoto Basics: The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Taking Photos Like a Pro

    JIM MIOTKE is a professional photographer and an online photo course instructor with BetterPhoto.com, a resource for photographers that he founded and runs. He is the author of the bestselling BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography, BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Nature Photography, and BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Children.

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    Tony Northrup's DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography

    Award-winning author and photographer Tony Northrup has published more than 30 how-to books and sold more than a million copies around the world. His photos have been featured on magazine covers, book covers, CD covers, TV shows, calendars, and much more. Tony studied photography at the New England School of Photography and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

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    The Digital Photography Book: Part 1 (2nd Edition)

    For the past three years, Scott Kelby has been honored with the distinction of being the world's #1 best-selling author of books on photography. He's Editor and Publisher of Light It! digital magazine (the how-to magazine for studio lighting and hot-shoe flash), Photoshop User magazine, and is President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).

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    The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression

    Bruce Barnbaum, of Granite Falls, WA, entered photography as a hobbyist in the 1960s, and after four decades, it is still his hobby. It has also been his life's work for the past 30 years. Bruce's educational background includes Bachelor's and Master's degrees in mathematics from UCLA.

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    Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set, Volumes 1, 2, and 3

    Scott Kelby is President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and Editor-in-Chief of both Photoshop User and Layers magazines. Scott serves as training director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and is the technical chair of the largest Photoshop gathering in the industry, Photoshop World.

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    Complete Digital Photography

    Ben Long is a San Francisco-based photographer, writer, and teacher. The author of more than two dozen books on digital photography and digital video, he is also a senior contributing editor to Macworld magazine, a contributing editor at CreativePro.com, and the author of several best-selling Lynda.com photography courses.

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    Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams

    Michael Frye has lived either on or near Yosemite National Park since 1983, and in that time has built up a reputation as one of the most exciting current practioners of fine landscape and nature photography. He has written numerous magazine articles on the art and technique of photography.

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    Photography Changes Everything

    Photography Changes Everything [Marvin Heiferman, Merry Foresta] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Photography Changes Everything offers a provocative rethinking of photography's impact on our culture and our daily lives. Compiling hundreds of images and responses from leading authorities on photography

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    Extraordinary Everyday Photography: Awaken Your Vision to Create Stunning Images Wherever You Are

    Brenda Tharp is a professional photographer and author of Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography, Revised Edition (Amphoto, 2010). Her work has appeared in Outdoor Photographer, Audubon, Discovery, Forbes, Sierra, and Sunset, and clients include Audubon, Canon, the National Park Service, and the Sierra Club.

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    Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images

    '...the images are awesome and the stories behind them make it a great read. There's plenty of inspiration available here and many genres of photography are covered too, so well worth a look.' (Advanced Photographer, July 2012) 'Full of inspiring images to keep your creative juices flowing.'

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    Photography: The Whole Story

    Unlike many other artistic media, photography's origins are well documented, as are its ever-changing technologies and applications. Written by an international team of experts, this definitive history of photography looks at every step of the field's dynamic evolution, period by period and movement by movement.

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    Photography Business Secrets: The Savvy Photographer's Guide to Sales, Marketing, and More

    '...an ideal book to take a look at if you are thinking of becoming, or have recently become, a professional photographer earning money from your work' (ePHOTOzine, April 2013)

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    The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression

    Bruce Barnbaum, of Granite Falls, WA, entered photography as a hobbyist in the 1960s, and after four decades, it is still his hobby. It has also been his life's work for the past 30 years. Bruce's educational background includes Bachelor's and Master's degrees in mathematics from UCLA.

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I hope you enjoy these books and help you improve your photography skills and become a better professional photographer!

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All you wanted to know about the bokeh effect and was afraid to ask

Hello and welcome! In this video round up we’ll some techniques on creating the bokeh effect both with camera and in Photoshop before CS6 (since now Photoshop CS6 makes creating this effect a breeze). Hope you’ll enjoy the videos and have fun experimenting with this awesome effect! (**new content updates: 13/9/13**)

Let’s first take a moment to define the term. Wikipedia has a lot on the term, but lets shrink it down to the most basics:

“The term comes from the Japanese word boke (暈け or ボケ), which means “blur” or “haze”, or boke-aji (ボケ味), the “blur quality”. The Japanese term boke is also used in the sense of a mental haze or senility

In photography, bokeh is the blur or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image. Bokeh has been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”.

However, differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause some lens designs to blur the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye, while others produce blurring that is unpleasant or distracting—”good” and “bad” bokeh, respectively. Bokeh occurs for parts of the scene that lie outside the depth of field. Photographers sometimes deliberately use a shallow focus technique to create images with prominent out-of-focus regions.
Bokeh is often most visible around small background highlights, such as specular reflections and light sources, which is why it is often associated with such areas. Bokeh is not limited to highlights; blur occurs in all out-of-focus regions of the image.

Though difficult to quantify, some lenses have subjectively more-pleasing out-of-focus areas. “Good” bokeh is especially important for macro lenses and long telephoto lenses, because they’re typically used in situations that produce shallow depth of field. Good bokeh is also important for medium telephoto lenses (typically 85–150 mm on 35 mm format). When used in portrait photography (for their “natural” perspective), the photographer usually wants a shallow depth of field, so that the subject stands out sharply against a blurred background.

Bokeh characteristics may be quantified by examining the image’s circle of confusion. In out-of-focus areas, each point of light becomes an image of the aperture, generally a more or less round disc. Depending how a lens is corrected for spherical aberration, the disc may be uniformly illuminated, brighter near the edge, or brighter near the center. Lenses that are poorly corrected for spherical aberration will show one kind of disc for out-of-focus points in front of the plane of focus, and a different kind for points behind. This may actually be desirable, as blur circles that are dimmer near the edges produce less-defined shapes which blend smoothly with the surrounding image. Lens manufacturers including NikonMinolta, and Sony make lenses designed with specific controls to change the rendering of the out-of-focus areas.”

Now let’s dive in and enjoy the videos and also see what we can do to achieve this effect ourselves!

 

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Image correction basics: Understanding Histograms and Photoshop Levels

Understanding to read an image histogram is a crucial skill in digital photography. It will not only help you capture better exposed images, but also correct badly exposed ones in Photoshop, Lightroom and other similar software. If you feel its complicated don’t just dive in and soon you will have a deeper understanding of what histograms are all about and how you can use them.

Before you start watching the videos let’s first get a clear idea of what histograms represent. Wikipedia has a very clear definition for that:

“An image histogram is a type of histogram that acts as a graphical representation of the tonal distribution in a digital image. It plots the number of pixels for each tonal value. By looking at the histogram for a specific image a viewer will be able to judge the entire tonal distribution at a glance.
Image histograms are present on many modern digital cameras. Photographers can use them as an aid to show the distribution of tones captured, and whether image detail has been lost to blown-out highlights or blacked-out shadows.

The horizontal axis of the graph represents the tonal variations, while the vertical axis represents the number of pixels in that particular tone.[1] The left side of the horizontal axis represents the black and dark areas, the middle represents medium grey and the right hand side represents light and pure white areas. The vertical axis represents the size of the area that is captured in each one of these zones. Thus, the histogram for a very dark image will have the majority of its data points on the left side and center of the graph. Conversely, the histogram for a very bright image with few dark areas and/or shadows will have most of its data points on the right side and center of the graph.”

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Exposure – Let’s Get it Right!

Photography is fun, but getting the correct exposure sometimes can be challenging. Without correct exposure, the photos may be either too dark or too bright, and may fail to present the desirable depth of field to viewers. Setting the correct exposure for your camera should not be a daunting task. There are several useful tips mentioned in our video clip that will assist you in finding the desirable exposure settings on filmmaking or still photography.

By Lali Masriera

Stunning Sunsets and Silhouette photography

Silhouette is one of the words, that i am thankful when i have to write on the computer. Since i can employ my trusted spelling checker, to always correct the misspelled word! It is also one of the most stunning photography types.

silhouette is the image of a person, an object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single color, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject. The interior of a silhouette is basically featureless, and the whole is typically presented on a light background, usually white, or none at all. The silhouette differs from an outline which depicts the edge of an object in a linear form, while a silhouette appears as a solid shape. Silhouette images may be created in any visual artistic media.

For today we’ll focus on silhouette photography during sunset and also include some stunning sunsets by themselves. The images are coming from us from several talented photographers from Flickr. So let’s enjoy their awesome works!

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By Bùi Linh Ngân

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By Elenapaint on Flickr

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by Esparta Palma

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by H Matthew Howarth

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By Kevin Dooley

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By Lali Masriera

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by Luz Adriana Villa

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By nattu on Flickr

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By Nick-K (Nikos Koutoulas)

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by Paul (dex) Bica

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by Paul (dex) Bica

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By Scarleth White

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photo by Ann Wuyts

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photo by didier.bier on Flickr

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photo by Jean-Marie Hullot

Stunning Sunsets and Silhouette photography   photo by Suzan Black

photo by Suzan Black

Hope you enjoyed today’s article! Looking forward to hear your impressions!

See you next time!

(These photographs are presented here because they are licensed as “Creative Commons – Attribution” works and for the sole purpose of promoting photography and the photographer’s work)

Photo by Joshua Nguyen on Flickr

Stunning Underwater Photography

Underwater photography is the process of taking photographs while under water. It is usually done while scuba diving, but can be done while snorkeling or swimming.

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Photo by Official U.S. Navy Imagery on Flickr

Successful underwater imaging is usually done with specialized equipment and techniques. However, it offers exciting and rare photographic opportunities. Animals such as fish and marine mammals are common subjects, but photographers also pursue shipwrecks, submerged cave systems, underwater “landscapes”, and portraits of fellow divers.

Since underwater photography is often performed while scuba diving, it is important that the diver-photographer be sufficiently skilled so that it remains a reasonably safe activity. Good scuba technique also has an impact on the quality of images, since marine life is less likely to be scared away by a calm diver, and the environment is less likely to be damaged or disturbed. There is the possibility of encountering poor conditions, such as heavy currents, tidal flow, or poor visibility. Underwater photographers usually try to avoid these situations whenever possible.Underwater diving training providers such as the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) provides courses to help improve a divers diving skills and underwater photography skills.

The primary obstacle faced by underwater photographers is the loss of color and contrast when submerged to any significant depth. The longer wave lengths of sunlight (such as red or orange) are absorbed quickly by the surrounding water, so even to the naked eye everything appears blue-green in color. The loss of color not only increases vertically through the water column, but also horizontally, so subjects further away from the camera will also appear colorless and indistinct. This effect is true even in apparently clear water, such as that found around tropical coral reefs.

Underwater photographers solve this problem by combining two techniques. The first is to get the camera as close to the photographic subject as possible, minimizing the horizontal loss of color. Wide-angle lenses allow very close focus, or macro lenses, where the subject is often only inches away from the camera. Many serious underwater photographers consider any more than about 3 ft/1 m of water between camera and subject to be unacceptable. The second technique is the use of flash to restore any colour lost vertically through the water column. Fill flash, used effectively, will “paint” in any missing colors by providing full-spectrum visible light to the overall exposure.

Let’s now enjoy a selection of beautiful underwater photography

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Photo by Taras Kalapun on Flickr

Stunning Underwater Photography   Steve Jurvetson

Photo by Steve Jurvetson on Flickr

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Photo by Steve Jurvetson on Flickr

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Photo by Steve Jurvetson on Flickr

Stunning Underwater Photography   Ludovic Bertron

Photo by Ludovic Bertron on Flickr

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Photo by Cavalo Marinho – Arraial do Cabo on Flickr

Stunning Underwater Photography   Joshua Nguyen

Photo by Joshua Nguyen on Flickr

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Photo by Tanaka Juuyoh (田中十洋) on Flickr

Stunning Underwater Photography   By prilfish

Photo by prilfish on Flickr

Stunning Underwater Photography   By Official U.S. Navy Imagery

Photo by Official U.S. Navy Imagery on Flickr

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Photo by Jacrews7 on Flickr

Stunning Underwater Photography   By Ilse Reijs and Jan Noud Hutten

Photo by Ilse Reijs and Jan-Noud Hutten on Flickr

Stunning Underwater Photography   By Derek Keats

Hope you enjoyed the article as much as i did compiling the info and the images! See you next time!
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Stunning Urban and Street Photography

For today’s photography inspirations, we have prepared  a very cool selection with street and urban photography, and most of them are captured in rain adding even more to their atmosphere. Our featured photographers for today are by Danny Santos IIPavel BukhvalovNavid Baraty and Heiko Waechter!

Before we begin, let’s see a short description of what is street photography from Wikipedia.

Street photography is a type of documentary photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches,malls, political conventions and other settings.

Street photography uses the techniques of straight photography in that it shows a pure vision of something, like holding up a mirror to society. Street photography often tends to be ironic and can be distanced from its subject matter, and often concentrates on a single human moment, caught at a decisive or poignant moment. On the other hand, much street photography takes the opposite approach and provides a very literal and extremely personal rendering of the subject matter, giving the audience a more visceral experience of walks of life they might only be passingly familiar with. In the 20th century, street photographers have provided an exemplary and detailed record of street culture in Europe and North America, and elsewhere to a somewhat lesser extent.

Let’s now enjoy today’s selections!

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Hope you enjoyed today’s article! Looking forward to hear your impressions!

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Alexander Semenov→Octopus Kingdom17

The amazing sea life photography of Alexander Semenov

Today we have with as a stunning selection of underwater sea life photography by Alexander Semenov!

It never cease to amaze me how many wonderful things in nature remain hidden from our eyes. And how many beautiful things yet remain to be discovered! And you will be surprised on how many of those are hidden in the depths of the oceans!

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The amazing sea life photography of Alexander Semenov

But before we get started with viewing today’s selections let’s meet Alexander.

” In 2007, I graduated from Lomonosov’s Moscow State University in the department of Zoology. I specialized in the study of invertebrate animals, with an emphasis on squid brains. Soon after, I began working at the White Sea Biological Station (WSBS) as a senior laborer. WSBS has a dive station, which is great for all sorts of underwater scientific needs, and after 4 years working there, I became chief of our diving team. I now organize all WSBS underwater projects and dive by myself with a great pleasure and always with a camera.

When I first began to experiment with sea life photography I tried shooting small invertebrates for fun with my own old dslr camera and without any professional lights or lenses. I collected the invertebrates under water and then I’ve shot them in the lab. After two or three months of failure after failure I ended up with a few good pictures, which I’ve showed to the crew. It has inspired us to buy a semi-professional camera complete with underwater housing and strobes. Thus I’ve spent the following field season trying to shoot the same creatures, but this time in their environment. It was much more difficult, and I spent another two months without any significant results. But when you’re working at something every day, you inevitably get a lot of experience. Eventually I began to get interesting photos — one or two from each dive. Now after four years of practice I get a few good shots almost every time I dive but I still have a lot of things that need to be mastered in underwater photography.

And the most important thing — I love Sea.”

-Alexander Semenov

With no further ado let’s enjoy his awesome photographs!

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Hope you enjoyed today’s article with the stunning works of Alexander Semenov! Looking forward to hear your impressions!

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Fashion Photography by Andrey Yakovlev Lili Aleeva (11)

Stunning Fashion street photography by Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva

Andrey Yakolev is a photographer & Lili Aleeva an art director from Moscow.Together they create the most stunning fashion photography you have ever seen. In this project they combine lovely streets with sun and beauty and achieve superb results as you will see.

I hope you will enjoy their photographs , and visit them at their Behance portfolio!

PROJECT: SUNLIGHT
PHOTOGRAPHER: ANDREY YAKOVLEV
ART-DIRECTOR: LILI  ALEEVA
MANAGER: DENYS FEODORIDY
MODELS: MARIA OSINZEVA(MD MODELS), MICHA (AVANT MODELS)
STYLE: NATALIYA KOGAN
MUAH: KOSTYA KOCHEGOV
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(These photographs are presented here because they are licensed as Creative Commons – Attribution works and for the sole purpose of promoting photography and the photographers’ work)

Norway by Kilian Schönberger (1)

Norway as you haven’t seen it before

Kilian Schönberger is a landscape and architecture photographer from Cologne / Germany.  With his amazing photography he will travel us to Norway, in a way that you probably haven’t experienced before!

The photos were taken at Fjordlands, West-Norway. I hope you will enjoy them! And don’t forget to check out more of Kilian’s work at his Behance portfolio!

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Matteo Alvazzi Delfrate→Street-Photography

The amazing street photography of Matteo Alvazzi Delfrate

Today we have with us 17 amazing street photographs taken by Matteo Alvazzi Delfrate! You can see more of his works in his Behance Portfolio.

“I started photography in 2009, but I wish I could have started it when I was 10… everything would have been way different I guess.

I work best in the streets, walking around and freezing candid moments, which from that moment will follow me and my life for ever. I also started doing some studio shooting, but I’m still in the process of learning how to master artificial light and how not to blush in front of gorgeous women The amazing street photography of Matteo Alvazzi Delfrate   icon smile

My camera of choice is a small Leica M6, mounting a 35mm F2 Leica (Dentone) lens. I usually use Kodak Tri-X, but I still have to try many more types of film. In studio I use a Nikon D700

I think my studio shots will be influenced from my street photography. For me street photography is the best way to learn to compose in the friction of a moment, to actually see what’s there, to understand it, to use it and to bend it. ”

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Hope you enjoyed today’s article with the stunning works of Matteo Alvazzi Delfrate! Looking forward to hear your impressions!

See you next time!

(These photographs are presented here because they are licensed as Creative Commons – Attribution [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0] works and for the sole purpose of promoting photography and the photographer’s work)