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The Black Light Body Art Photography by John Poppleton

“Bodyscapes” is a body art series by artist John Poppleton that uses fluorescent pigment to paint landscapes on female models. He then photographs the models under UV light for the final fluorescent effect. A sample of some of his behind the scenes painting timelapse: When we caught up with Poppleton over email, we were curious Read MoreRead More

New York Photographer Turning Perfect Strangers into Perfect Subjects

As part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman meets photographer Richard Renaldi, who started a project titled “Touching Strangers,” where he pairs strangers off the street in tender portraits. While the awkwardness between the subjects is apparent at first, Renaldi says that feeling changes dramatically as the shoot progresses. The story first Read MoreRead More

Sensor Stack Thickness: When Does It Matter?

Lens Rental’s Roger Cicala gets deep into photo-geekery with this fascinating look at how sensor-stack thickness affects image quality. The first post I made on sensor-stack thickness wallowed deeply in PhotoGeekery. This one is meant to be of practical use so I’ll try to leave the Geek stuff out. We’ll start with the simple facts. There are several Read MoreRead More

For Jennifer, Whomever You Are – Advice on How To Pursue Your Art

David duChemin shares his advice for budding photographers who ask his advice on their portfolio in this lovely article that applies equally to filmmakers. Thank you for the invitation to spend some time with your work. I know you meant for me to look at your work and give you advice based on that, but Read MoreRead More

How to Compose Bold Images: What (and What not) to Include in Your Photos

There’s nothing worse than spoiling a beautiful scene by composing your subject too small in the frame. In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to compose images for maximum impact by avoiding unnecessary surroundings that don’t add to your shot. Our eyes and brain have the unique ability to hone in on small details Read MoreRead More

From Static to Dynamic: Creating Photographs with Impact

Take your images from ordinary to extraordinary with what you’ll learn at this engaging and informative seminar with Brenda Tharp. Brenda will first explore the topic of creativity and how to break the ‘block’ to more creative expression. She’ll continue with a look at ways to interpret vs. record your scene, an in-depth discussion of Read MoreRead More

How to Take an Exposure Reading on your Digital Camera

Even for experienced photographers, metering and how to take an exposure reading on your camera can be confusing, but the basics are easy to get to grips with… All digital cameras have a built-in light meter which is used to calculate the exposure settings for a given scene. Without getting bogged down in aperture and Read MoreRead More

The Secrets to Shooting an Epic Underwater Photoshoot

Dive underwater with Benjamin Von Wong for an epic photoshoot as well as 3 quick tips on how to succeed in the artistic field.   Ever since my first shoot underwater, I’ve been dreaming of taking shoots out of a swimming pool into a shipwreck so when my parents told me to take some time off and Read MoreRead More

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