11 Common Lens Errors and How You Can Avoid Them

With DSLRs becoming so popular for filmmaking, many filmmakers are turning to photography to brush up on their visual skills. But sometimes those photos just don’t come out the way we want to – it may be a lens error. Common Lens Error No. 1: Blurred image If you mount a long focal length or Read MoreRead More

DIY Still Life Folding Table for under $30

Here’s a creative project for a simple foldable infinite white setup up for small still life photography. A few years ago I started shooting for microstock sites. My main focus was vivid still life with white background photographs. This is why I started looking around for a nice and cheap still life table. After a Read MoreRead More

Chicago Sun-Times Lays off Photography Staff

Everybody carries around a camera in their phone – citizen journalism is everywhere. Is it really any surprise that a newpaper organization lets go of their entire photography staff? The Chicago Sun-Times laid off its entire full-time photography staff Thursday, including a Pulitzer Prize winner, in a move that the newspaper’s management said resulted from Read MoreRead More

Where to Position that Horizon?

Composition can be a tough thing for the beginning filmmaker. Here are a few tips from the photography world on where to compose the horizon with some visual examples. Horizons can be quite divisive, both in terms of composition and opinion.  If used correctly, a horizon will either add to a composition or go unnoticed, Read MoreRead More

Making a Movie Without a Hollywood Budget and Big Crew

This B&H seminar provides information on how to take a personal project from concept to reality and maximize its potential in the marketplace. Gail Mooney’s film Opening Our Eyes won Best Documentary at the 2012 Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival, Best Documentary at the 2012 Orlando Film Festival, Utopian Visionary Award at the 2012 Read MoreRead More

The Beauty of Space Photography

Space presents a fantastic mystery to human life. Unfathomably large, with characteristics that defy our experience and understanding, the stars have perplexed and amazed humanity for our entire recorded history, and likely before. In the present, astrophysicists and astronomers are aggressively studying the universe in an attempt to solve critical scientific and philosophical questions. One Read MoreRead More

How to Be a Headshot Hotshot

Join award-winning headshot photographer Rod Goodman as he goes behind the curtain to shed light on the creation of a headshot. With an emphasis on capturing the essence of a subject while creating a marketable headshot, Goodman will discuss both the technical and creative aspects of this subtle art form. Topics will include: camera equipment Read MoreRead More

Photography in the Music Industry with Rob Shanahan

Rob Shanahan is one of the world’s most published photographers in the music industry. His photos have appeared in numerous ad campaigns, CD/DVD covers, books, galleries, and magazines around the globe. He is Ringo Starr’s personal photographer and has been working closely with him since 2004, photographing and designing his tour books, DVDs, and records Read MoreRead More

Chimpanzee’s Photographs Set to Fetch Over $100,000 At Auction

This is how it begins. James Franco was right. They are rising! Having photographs sell for more than $100,000 at a world famous auction house is no small feat, and it’s one that will likely soon be accomplished by a photographer who gives new meaning to the term “chimping” every time he snaps a frame. Read MoreRead More

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