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A Recreation of the first Earth Rise Photo on Christmas Eve, 1968

In December of 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 became the first people to leave our home planet and travel to another body in space. But as crew members Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders all later recalled, the most important thing they discovered was Earth. Using photo mosaics and elevation data from Lunar Read MoreRead More

How to Take Good Photos for Under $1,000

Stu Maschwitz, author of The DV Rebel’s Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap, explains how easy it is to take good pictures for under $1,000! Yesterday was a big family Christmas-type day. We picked out our tree, hung the lights, and visited Santa. Usually we wait in line to see Read MoreRead More

Creating a Photograph of a World, inside a World, inside a World

Benjamin Von Wong demonstrates how he constructed the fantasy elements of an “outdoor” studio in this behind the scenes clip from his photoshoot. Finding the location Location, as always is a challenge. This time, not only did we have to find multiple interesting backdrops, we also had to make sure that we had an indoor Read MoreRead More

ISO settings in low light: when, and how, to increase your camera’s sensitivity

Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO are the three components of exposure. This article, which is targeted for photographers, takes a close look at ISO – and understanding when and how to use it in low light situations. Your camera can automatically set the exposure in any conditions, even indoors or at night. To do this Read MoreRead More

The Death of Photography: Are camera phones destroying an artform?

From presidential selfies to never-ending Instagram feeds, the world is now drowning in images. Celebrated photographers debate the impact of this mass democratisation on their craft. “It’s really weird,” says Antonio Olmos. “Photography has never been so popular, but it’s getting destroyed. There have never been so many photographs taken, but photography is dying.” I’d Read MoreRead More

Determining If A Photo Should Be Left In Color Or Converted To Black And White

In our perpetual quest to find interesting images to add to your visual memory, we come across a lot of pictures that have been turned black and white. When your shooting photographs – the question of color or no color often pops up – here’s a few strategies from the folks at FStoppers on when Read MoreRead More

Talking to Photographer and Actor Norman Reedus & Elvis Photographer Al Wertheimer

Norman Reedus and Al Wertheimer join Mark Seliger to talk about their books of photography: “Elvis and the Birth of Rock And Roll”, and “The Sun is Coming Up Like a Big Bald Head.” Al Wertheimer shares stories of traveling with and photographing Elvis Presley and Norman Reedus talks about the unsettling images that he Read MoreRead More

Five Kind-of-Weird Photography Tips No One Ever Told You

Photography and film aren’t that far apart – we share common visual language and techniques – here are 5 tips from Noam Galai for finding inspiration in your work. Think in the shower* Being a photographer that shoots on location everyday, and then come home and sit in front of the computer for many hours Read MoreRead More

Top 14 tips for getting KILLER stills that will help sell your film

With a flooded marketplace, having that stand out still for your Press kit is essential to your film’s success. Here are a few things to consider in your journey to capture that killer still. 1. Understand that this is not art… pictures should look like the movie Get photos that look like they are from Read MoreRead More

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