The Positives Of Negative Space

Consider the space surrounding your subject for more dynamic compositions
Text & Photography By J. Dennis Thomas
As photographers, we often get so involved in selecting, positioning and composing for the subject that we can forget the unrelated factors that have just as much of an impact on the composition as the main subject itself. In many cases, the often forgotten element is the negative space. Negative…

Shot In The Dark

It has never been easier to create stunning astral photos. Here's how.
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
"I can't see anything in my viewfinder." "What's the symbol for infinity focus?" "How do I turn on my long-exposure noise reduction?" "What white balance should I use?" A barrage of questions is hurling my way in the frozen, ink-black night. I'm teaching a photo workshop, and we couldn't resist…

Discovering Magic

I've always enjoyed shooting out of focus (on purpose) for images that feel more like dreams than reality.
By Tracey Clark Of Shutter Sisters
It's amazing to me that after all these years immersed in the world of photography, I still find myself stumbling onto techniques—both technical and creative—that I never knew existed. I guess it shouldn't surprise me, considering I'm neither a school-taught photographer nor an avid manual reader, and have always subscribed…

5 Game-Changing Photo & Video Apps

I’m not one who typically takes my phone photography particularly seriously
By William Sawalich
I'm not one who typically takes my phone photography particularly seriously. But since I started using Instagram I've found myself growing increasingly enamored, not only with that service in particular (especially for the way it brings me the work from great photographers around the world) but with my cell phone…

Surf's Up

With over 120 magazine covers to his credit, Sean Davey understands the power of print as the ultimate expression of a photograph.
DPMag
{mp4}epson/SeanDavey_Epson_Final{/mp4} With over 120 magazine covers to his credit, Sean Davey understands the power of print as the ultimate expression of a photograph. Delivering a top quality fine art print is essential for Davey when marketing his work. "When i sign a print, I'm telling that customer that they're getting…

How To Photograph Art Like an Expert

My friend Elon Schoenholz is a talented photographer who is often hired by museums to photograph gallery interiors and artwork
By William Sawalich
My friend Elon Schoenholz is a talented photographer who is often hired by museums to photograph gallery interiors and artwork. He is also a former staff photographer for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where he photographed everything from tiny paintings to large sculptures and installations. When I wanted…
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