Arranging your images in the correct sequence can make a world of difference in how you experience your photography
By Amy Touchette
One of my (many) favorite things about photography is the depth and complexity it can achieve in a series format. Photographs portraying myriad people, places and things can be put next to one another, and suddenly a story emerges that wasn’t apparent until you arranged them in a specific order.
There is point and counterpoint, narration and narrative,...
Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 fish-eye lens
HDR at f/11; ISO 100
March 11, 2009
Staten Island, NY
One of my favorite lenses to use whenever I see distinct lines in a composition is the fish-eye lens. They’re possibly the most underrated lenses on the market when it comes to creative opportunities for photos. While my fish-eye lens...
“Immediately captivated by the warm, luminous light of southern France,” says Amy Touchette, “I made this picture within minutes of arriving.”
Without a doubt, the festival that’s always had the best reputation in the photo industry is Rencontres d’Arles. I attended in 2017 and it unequivocally lived up to its reputation....
Use these six tips to discover your most compelling photos
By Amy Touchette
One of the distinguishing aspects of photography is that we have to wade through a lot of bad photographs in order to unearth the few good ones. What other medium requires such nonsense? It’s a mind trip. It’s why so many photographers struggle with editing their own work. By the time you stumble upon a compelling photograph, it’s hard to recognize.
Learn to apply the geotagged data to each photo that you took with your phone's camera
Recently, I shared a walkthrough of how I use my iPhone to geotag the location of every photo I take in the field. There are many reasons why geotagging can be useful; however, I’d be remiss if I didn’t bring up the implications of sharing those locations on social media. In recent years, some of our most beautiful natural landscapes have been significantly...
How to overcome insecurities when shooting out in the streets
By Amy Touchette
When you photograph on the street, nothing affects your output as much as your own mindset. Understanding this is essential to becoming a confident street photographer. If you feel insecure about what you’re doing, if you have doubts about the morality of photographing strangers or feel timid about approaching strangers, it’s going to be challenging—at...
Tips for applying the Orton effect to your images for that soft focus look
The funny thing about adding the popular Orton effect to your photos is that it’s so easy to overdo. Odds are, if you’ve ever seen a landscape photo with that ethereal, dreamy quality to it—almost as if it has the tiniest bit of soft focus—it has had some form of the Orton effect applied to it. Some photographers call it a Soft Focus Look or...
In the world of growing technology, there are hundreds of photography apps. How do you know which ones are worth it? Below, you’ll find 5 mobile apps we think you should download on to your iPhone to help capture the perfect shot. Helios – Magic Hour Calculator Helios – Magic Hour Calculator helps you Read more…
By Tim Doolan
In the world of growing technology, there are hundreds of photography apps. How do you know which ones are worth it? Below, you’ll find 5 mobile apps we think you should download on to your iPhone to help capture the perfect shot.
Helios – Magic Hour Calculator
Helios – Magic Hour Calculator helps you calculate the ideal timing...
Matching stylization choices to the mood of the photo
Sony a7R III | Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
½ sec. at f/13; ISO 200
February 26, 2019
Lofoten Islands, Norway
There are many times when, despite your best efforts, you just don’t get the best weather conditions or color. That was the case on this particularly cold and windy sunrise in northern Norway. When this happens, I tend to turn to a variety of...
The newest and more sophisticated Lightroom update will now allow photographers to edit the closer details of their work without having to dive into Photoshop
Both outdoor and portrait photographers have an updated tool to implement in their digital workflow this month. The Texture Slider, the newest and more sophisticated Lightroom update, will now allow photographers to edit the closer details of their work without having to dive headfirst into Photoshop.
The Texture slider is a tool that can isolate and...