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Is Photography Dead? The Mobile Photo Explosion (Infographic)

Hello folks! Today we have with us an interesting infographic titled “Is Photography dead?”

According to this infographic: “Before mobile photo apps, photography was in quite a decline. The mobile photo app has revolutionized photography as we know it.”

Do you feel is it so? I am very curious on your opinions on the matter so feel free to comment below! But in the meantime let’s enjoy the infographic!

Hope you found this infographic useful and informative! If you want to know more about designing infographics, check out our past articles: 9 tips for designing awesome infographics & Choosing the right infographic for your business !

Article publié pour la première fois le 25/02/2013

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The Amazing BW Photography of Vassilis Tangoulis

Hello folks! In today’s photography inspirations we’ll enjoy the work of the award winning photographer Vassilis Tangoulis.
Vassilis was born in 1969. His profession is physicist working as a Lecturer in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki-Greece. By profession he is involved in Atomic Force Microscopy which is a way to capture/photograph molecules so making the transition to Long exposure photography was inevitable. The last three years captures with his lens Greek landscapes using the long exposure techniques.

 

I like to capture moments that look not ordinary. Long exposures, infrared photography. I believe that looking the world through a filter could be a reason for re-evaluation..

~ Vassilis Tangoulis

Hope you enjoyed today’s photography project and looking forward hearing your impressions on it!

(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)

Article publié pour la première fois le 03/01/2014

Morten-Koldby→Animal-Portraits

Low vs High key animal portrait photography

Today’s photographs are animal portraits in pure white (high key) and pure black (low key) backgrounds and come to us by Morten Koldby and Nicolas EvaristeA high-key image consists primarily of light tones, without dark shadows. A photograph or painting so composed features a diminished tonal range of primarily whites and light grays. A painting or image is low key if its dominant values are dark.

Both portrait styles look very cool and awesome so let’s enjoy them!

Images are displayed here because they are licensed as Creative Commons – Attribution by the photographers in their Behance portfolio and for the sole purpose of promoting their work and photography!

Article publié pour la première fois le 11/11/2013

Sander-Koot→Dreamy-landscapes

Stunning landscape photography

Landscape photography is intended to show different spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic. Photographs typically capture the presence of nature and are often free of man-made obstructions. Landscape photographers often attempt to document the space as well as convey an appreciation of the scenery.

Many landscape photographs show little or no human activity and are created in the pursuit of a pure, unsullied depiction of nature devoid of human influence, instead featuring subjects such as strongly defined landforms, weather, and ambient light. As with most forms of art, the definition of a landscape photograph is broad, and now includes urban settings, industrial areas, and nature photography. Waterfalls, coastlines, seascapes and mountains are especially popular in classic landscape photography. Though most photographs are inspired by traditional landscape painting, the technique can be applied to other subjects; most places and things can be photographed as a landscape, a kitchen, a lamp, a wall, or even the human body.

Notable landscape photographers include Ansel AdamsGalen Rowell and Edward Weston.

Let’s see our today’s selection which come to us by the photographers Jakub Polomski, Jon Reid, Nandakumar Narasimhan, Navid Baraty, Patrick Galibert and Sander Koot!

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)

 

Article publié pour la première fois le 12/09/2012

Tattoo Photo by Jhong Dizon

Tattoo Photography for Beginners

It is pretty hard to obtain a professional quality photograph of tattoos. Even the most skilled photographers face a number of problems when they are asked for getting the best quality of tattoo photos. Now, for beginners in this field, it is necessary that you understand few facts before indulging yourself without having proper knowledge about it.

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Proper Tattoo Art

It is first necessary that you get your model done a clean and dry tattoo. Now, it is not necessary to have a brand new tattoo, as they always tend to create a demeaning effect for photos. For instance, if your tattoo is pretty new and still has blood seeping over it, then it is better to avoid taking such photographs. Even the body art that are covered in ointment won’t be the perfect option for photography.

Get a Camera

It is very essential that you have the proper camera for taking the pictures. You really cannot expect to have good pictures with web cameras or mobile camera settings. You will need to have professional equipment for getting that perfect shot. Now, if you are a novice and don’t have the means to get the best of devices, then it is necessary that you buy a disposable 35mm featured with point and shoot option worth of ten dollars. They will ensure to bring out better pictures than what usually is achieved through web cameras.

Get Help

It is always necessary that you get the best help that you can obtain. Ask for your friends to pose as models, as it would be truly difficult for clicking pictures of your own body arts. You won’t even be able to get a good angle at the tattoos, which is very crucial for proper photography. Lighting forms an integral part of the photography. Natural light is considered to be the best option. It enhances the look of the tattoos, as the colors get the maximum amount of exposure. It is always advised to get the model posed near the window. In this way, you will be able to avoid flash.

Tattoo Photo by Jhong Dizon

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Maintaining Distance

It is also essential that you remain at a par distance from the tattoo. If your camera does have a macro functioning, then you can risk the factor of the image getting blurry. If your equipment is a plain point and shoot, then it is necessary that you remain at least 2 to 3 feet away from the subject of the photography. You can always scan the pictures for a close up.

Another essential part of photography is to make sure that your hands don’t shake too much during the shoot or else, a blurred image will be the outcome. If you are using a digital camera then it becomes all the more necessary, as they have a low shutter speed.

Conclusion

It is always necessary that you click as many pictures as possible, as it will help you to get a lot of options to choose from. Trying out different angles will help you getting better pictures and increase the clarity of your vision.

Article by Joana Hall

Joana Hall is a proficient writer. She writes about tattoo photography, Best tattoo studio Phuket and many other topics. Her writings always contain authentic information.

Article publié pour la première fois le 19/11/2013

Bartosz-Matenko→Street-England-2

The amazing BW photography of Bartosz Matenko

Today we have with us 17 awesome black and white street photography, taken mainly in Poland and England by Bartosz Mateńko!

Bartosz Mateńko – (b. 1987, Szczecin). He specialises in documentary photography and reportage. Studying photography at the National Film School in Łódź. Graduate of Polish philology at the University of Szczecin. He is also an adept of culture animator course. Bartosz participated in street photography workshop with Bruce Gilden from Magnum. He experiments with collage, rayograms, video, paintings and fake polaroids. His works have been exhibited in Poland, Germany, Portugal, Lithuania, Belgium, Bulgaria and Slovakia.

Let’s now enjoy his amazing works!

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)

Article publié pour la première fois le 10/12/2013

CC Photo by Ibrahim Iujaz

How To Get A Million Dollar Shot

Who says it’s all in the camera?  Something most important is the thought process that you put into your photo.  The skill and planning and the camera can get you the perfect shot worth a million. A perfect capture should stun the passer-by to look at it more intensely.  Get the following characteristics in your picture and make it your winning shot.

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  • The photograph should be such as to have an impact on the onlooker.  He should be stunned by what you are trying to portray in your picture.
  • Your focus in the photo should be so clear so the onlooker gets to it when he sees it, he should not scatter away in the background of your photo rather the point you want to make in your photograph.
  • Contrast and texture is what you want in your picture when it comes to lightening.  Too much or too little do not give you the required results.  Proper lightning is a must to capture the details you want for the perfect shot.
  • Get artistic with your image.  Use various techniques to make the image stand out.
  • Always have your photos in high quality prints. Shiny surface or matte, that is for you to decide.  Black and white looks great in grainy pictures.
  • Be imaginative with your photograph.  Let others see what you got and can do with a photograph.  It is time to be creative.
  • Create a drama with the colour and tones in the picture.
  • Always have a unique style for each photo on display.
  • For a competition, have a strong and different subject matter, for everyone to ponder at.
  • Printing and sharpness lend quality to your photograph.  Retouch it in a nice way to get the results you want.
  • The image should tell your entire story by just one look.

All these points will let you have a photograph of a life time. Also you can adopt the latest trend of digital world to convert your special photos to canvas printing. You will surely be complemented and appreciated for the style and the perfect photograph that has taken their eye.  The observer is compelled to look at the image and ponder over the subject matter.  What more could a photographer desire.  All these points when taking a photograph are worth the effort and will definitely win you the prize.

Article by Anthony Powell

Anthony Powell is an experienced content writer and currently working for http://www.just4canvas.co.uk/. Now you can get your favourite pictures printed on a personalised canvas prints and make them more special and really unforgettable.

Article publié pour la première fois le 28/01/2013

The Value of Photography (Infographic)

The Value of Photography (Infographic)

The following is a survey carried out on the Value of Photography. With the abundance of photography now online from mobile phones/ digital cameras etc, the value of photography is somewhat hard to quantify. With this survey we simply want to establish a price range to help amateur and professional photographers value their photography, while at the same time not devaluing their work.

Hope you found this infographic useful and informative! If you want to know more about designing infographics, check out our past articles: 9 tips for designing awesome infographics & Choosing the right infographic for your business !

Article publié pour la première fois le 04/03/2013

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5 Hints for Taking Memorable Photos of Kids

Photography is a creative field that requires a knack of taking appealing snaps of different living creatures. As a fact, the skills required for photographing toddlers differ from those needed for taking the snaps of adults. Therefore, if you are of the opinion that there exists a common skill set for taking snaps of any living being, you need to rethink on it. Now, if you are thinking to take photos of toddlers such that they become the lifetime memories to savor, consider the following hints.

Let the Kid Be in Some Action

One of the best hints to ensure an impressive photo of a kid is to make her or him to do something at the time capturing. The kid can run, jump, play, tell jokes, or act funny. Just ask the kid to do something that interests him or her. This will ensure that the kid is likely to have more fun, instead of getting bored or grumpy of being photographed. The reason behind this is that no kid likes to sit still for minutes. This is also applicable for being photographed. Therefore, you need to ensure that they are actually doing interesting while you take their beautiful snaps. When a kid is at play, she or he makes up for an ideal photo.

Avoid Giving Orders

If you are simply a commanding photographer who does not understand the freedom desired by kids, your photography session will never yield the desired outcome. This is because the kids are surely going to lose interest quickly. So, you need to be genuinely interested in them along with the items that they love to have so that you can be appreciated well by them. This is essential for feeling comfortable so that you can capture their cute actions in photos. There is no point in getting bossy with them, which means no orders as well as no dos and don’ts. These are the things that they have more than enough from their elders. Now, even if you behave in that manner, they are more likely to spoil your session of photography. Therefore, it is better to ask what they wish to do and indulge them.

Keep Them Amused

Kids neither like to get bored nor do they love to see boring faces. Therefore, one of the essentials for having a good photographing session with kids is to entertain them. Kids are really innocent in the sense that they do not feel unsecured while being photographed, if you keep them smiling. So, consider some ways of entertaining them, such as making funny faces, speaking in a funny manner, making funny poses, showing some cartoon faces, and so on. After all, you need of photos of smiling kids, don’t you? As a tip, you can too become like a kid and act silly to make the actual kid happy throughout your photo session. This will go a long way to experience a happy photo shoot.

Kneel Down, Please!

One of the secrets to please the kids is to go down up to their own level. This can even mean to kneel down or lie on your belly. Such acts of yours tend to affirm the kids that you are their good allies and have come there to make them enjoy. Kids like this behavior probably it shows that you are different than other elders. Photographing with kids does not mean that you will experience a clean and painless session. Nobody can guarantee you a clean and easy session, especially when it is the matter of kids.

Show them Your Camera

Let the kid see your camera, allow her or him to hold, and also permit them to push the button. This will trigger their interest and eliminates their fear for such a big electronic device that will be looking at them.

Featured Image: CC – Attribution Photo by linh.ngan on Flickr – source

Article by Jack McElroy

Jack McElroy is a great fan of cameras and loves to try different models for fulfilling his hobby of photography.

Article publié pour la première fois le 28/02/2013

Joanna Kustra→s e n s u a l6

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

Joanna-Kustra→Blue-emotions

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)

Article publié pour la première fois le 16/04/2014

By Thomas Abbs

Depth Of Field: Improving Your Creative Photography Skills

Considering how so many people are openly sharing their knowledge about photography, it’s no wonder why there are a lot of photography techniques to make your pictures look better.

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Although a professional photographer has several techniques up his sleeve, one that’s commonly used is the depth of field (DOF). Because of how dramatic the effects of depth of field are in your photo, mastering it will take your photography skill a notch higher.

But before we even start discussing about DOF, let’s get to its description first so we’d all be on the same page.

Definition:

“The distance between the nearest and the furthest objects that give an image judged to be in focus in a camera.”

What does that definition mean to you? It simply means that you need to learn how make your image background super blurry so you can take cool photography! But there is a lot more to it than that. If you can master DOF then you can take creative photographs just like a pro. But to become a true master is an art.

Let’s now take a look at the things that you need to know about DOF:

1.)     Learning about aperture is a must

The Aperture of a camera refers to the lens diaphragm size that regulates the amount of light that’s allowed to pass into the camera at the moment of exposure. It controls your depth of field.

The larger your aperture is, the shallower your depth of field becomes. Conversely, the smaller your aperture is, the deeper depth of field you’ll get causing more focus on the entire image. The aperture is measured by using a scale of f-stops.

Since adjusting the aperture plays a key role when controlling your depth of field, having a camera with an aperture of full manual mode is highly advisable. This allows you more control by making micro level changes on your depth of field.

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2.)    The background and positioning matters

Regardless of how large your aperture is, if there is no object in your target image’s background, then you won’t be able to convey its depth of field effectively.

Having said that, aside from choosing the right aperture, be sure to position yourself accordingly so as to make the background visible when capturing photos.

The DOF also plays a key role in softening the background or blending your target object to the background. Through the use of depth of field, even if your background looks busy, you can still soften it by making the whole image cohesive.

3.)    Zooming in and out affects the depth of field

Now if you’re in a hurry, instead of adjusting your aperture to get the right figures, you can instead use the zoom in or zoom out feature of your camera.

Zoom in = Lowers/minimizes the depth of field

Zoom out = Increase/maximize the depth of field

If you have photography techniques that you’d like to share, I want you to know that I am as interested to hear about what you have to say. I urge you to share your tips in the comments section below so we can start learning form each other making each other better photographers one technique at a time.

Featured Image: Creative Commons – Attribution by Thomas Abbs

Article publié pour la première fois le 30/04/2013

By: Sean MacEntee

Important Questions to Ask to Your Photographer for Ensuring Unique Wedding Memories

It can be sometimes debilitating in selecting the most suitable wedding photographer for your most valuable day in your life. Undoubtedly, you will desire for the ideal wedding photography, may be gamos photography without investing much in it. You will surely love to have a photographer who will not only take snaps in the style of your vision but will give you memories to cherish for life. Moreover, you will need a professional who is experienced, understanding, creative, and easy to work with. So, how do you ensure that you will choose the right professional? Well, choosing the right wedding photographer becomes easy when you are aware of what to ask.

You can begin by calling and taking an interview of each of the promising photographers for narrowing your choices. The very first think to know is whether they are available on the day of your wedding or not. If not, you simply have to leave them, thus, narrowing down the list instantly. Then, you need to find out prices along with the style of wedding photography (posed style, black and white, or color). Once you shortlist the photographers after this interrogation, you then will have to set up a face-to-face interview. In some cases, the photographer with whom you talk may not be the one who will take care of your event. Therefore, ensure that you meet the photographer who will be in charge of your event. At the time of interview, asking the following questions will make it easy to finalize the most suitable one.

What’s the Level of Experience?

It does not suffice to have a professional photographer. In fact, the photographer should also be an experienced professional who is now an expert in wedding photography for conserving your beautiful memories in an efficient manner. After all, it is the most memorable day of your life. Further, knowing about the prior experience gives you an idea of the film and flash required to obtain the desired outcome. So, it makes much sense to ask your photographer regarding his experience.

  • How many years of experience you have in professional wedding photography?
  • Did you have a formal training or degree in this field?
  • Is this photography a hobby or profession for you?
  • How frequently you photograph in weddings?
  • Have you photographed in the fixed location before?
  • Do you use professional equipments? Is there any backup in case any equipment suddenly ceases to function?

Can I View Your Portfolio?

Photography is a creative art due to which it is a subjective matter. Therefore, you may or may not like the style of a particular photographer. Therefore, ensure that you take a view a portfolio of former weddings the professional has photographed for obtaining a good idea of what to expect on your big day. Take a look of the portfolio from beginning to end, instead of just going through the best photos. Ask the pro about the style in use as many like posed shots while rest loves more candid shots. In addition, also ask about the usage of color photos and digital camera.

Can I Get in Writing?

This is for getting a contract for protection if you are discontented with the photography services. When you take the help of the judicial system for settlement, it will only consider the clauses present in the contract. So, ensure to obtain all details in writing, such as expected services, schedule, cancellation policy, fees, all details of your photo packages, name and address of yours as well as of your photographer, and date. Finally, the copy should be signed.

Featured Image: Creative Commons – Attribution by Sean MacEntee

Article by Hannah Hedwig

Hannah Hedwig is a professional blogger who loves to write on topics related to travel and personal events. She was recently looking for a professional photographer for her wedding due to which she came across www.montaz.gr. Hannah was quite happy with its service.

Article publié pour la première fois le 04/05/2013

By Mike Baird

Some Tips to Make Your Wedding Photographs Outstandingly Beautiful

Wedding holds special importance in the life of a person. People start to plan for it months ago. One has to make all the choices very carefully while planning the wedding. One of the toughest choices you have to make here will be the selection of the photographer. A good photographer knows perfectly which moment is to captured and from which angle. But you can also make some efforts to make your wedding photos look amazing. Let’s have a look at them.

  • Price Should be Considered at Last- While searching for a good photographer, don’t have a glance at the prices until you judge their work. Just pay attention to the quality of work and then try to find out the prices. The prices of professionals make a psychological impact on our minds which doesn’t let us judge their capabilities perfectly. For example, if we know that a photographer is charging high for his services, we will try to find quality in his work, regardless of his actual performance. But the price is definitely not a determinant of the quality of a photographer anyhow.
  • Suggest Some Ideas to the Photographer- Your ideas and preferences can be of great help in giving a personalized touch to the photographs making them unique and outstanding. You can suggest some portrait locations to him which are very important for you like the restaurant where you had your first date, the garden where the proposal was made or some other memorable place.
  • Get Your Formal Photographs Shot Before the Ceremony- If there’s no problem, you can ask the photographer to shoot the formal photos before the ceremony. If you choose to do so, you will have a lot of time for the guests and also it will let you enjoy the wedding care freely as all the formal shots would have been taken. In this modern era, nobody deem it bad luck to see his bride prior to the wedding.
  • Appoint Somebody to Manage the Shooting- You can appoint a person from your side who can help the photographer in calling the people who are to be shot. The person appointed for the purpose should be familiar with most of the guests so that he or she can manage the things effectively. It will make the process quicker and more efficient for the wedding photographer.
  • Keep a Touch Up Kit Near You- You must keep a touch up kit with your maid of honor to make you look refreshed and beautiful throughout the ceremony. The kit should be having an important touch up things like lipstick, hair spray, blotting paper etc. You have to look beautiful in all your wedding photographs, so don’t let the glow on your face fade during the entire wedding.
  • Drink Plenty of Water- You must drink lots of water on your wedding day. In fact you should make it a habit before a few days of the wedding. The dehydrated body doesn’t look good. It makes the body and face lose its freshness. But being the main attraction of the day, you need to be refreshed all the time. So keep on drinking water at short intervals.
  • Keep Yourself In perfect Position- You must pay attention to your position while being photographed. Try as much as possible to be in front of the camera. After all it’s your day, so you should be highlighted most. Take great care all the times that you are facing the guests and camera all the time so that you look perfect in all the photos.
  • Plan Your Exit- Planning your exit can be of great help in creating exceptionally good photographs. Moreover, it gives one more opportunity for the guests to have a look at the couple before leaving. Such a set-off can make the wedding photographer to capture these particular moments beautifully.
  • Relax and Enjoy- Don’t let any worries annoy you on the auspicious day of your wedding. You should be absolutely relaxed and enjoy the wedding. The joy in your heart will reflect on your face and thus the photographs will look even more fabulous.

Taking care of all the above things will certainly make you receive exceptionally fine-looking photographs, but as discussed earlier, the selection of a good photographer is imperative. Making an online search has become the best way to find out all the required information about all sorts of professionals. All the photographers of twenty first century know how important it is to maintain an online presence. They all are there on the internet with their official sites.

You can visit the sites of the wedding photographers and go through their portfolio to ascertain the quality of their work. Accessing the portfolio of a photographer is the best way to ascertain his performance. You can also take help of the review sites to assess more about its capabilities. These reviews are offered by those who have already got their weddings photographed by the photographer. So they may be relied on unhesitatingly.

Select a good wedding photographer and make the charm of your wedding unforgettable through remarkable photographs. After all, it’s one of the most important occasions of your life.

Featured Image: Creative Commons – Attribution by Mike Baird

Article by Yon Raulf

Yon Raulf is regularly writing articles and shares his views on photography topics. He is experience holder on wedding photography in Las Vegas. He talks about the various aspects associated with this line of work.

 

Article publié pour la première fois le 13/05/2013

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 :)

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. ”

Matteo Alvazzi Delfrate→Street-Photography

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)

Article publié pour la première fois le 07/01/2014