3 Useful Portable LED Lights for Photography and Video

Most photographers rely on flashes and studio lights for artificial lighting. Both have advantages–one is portable, while the other provides continuous lighting–but neither is perfect, either. If you often struggle with the limitations of flashes or studio lighting, you might be interested in the newest type of lighting: portable LED lights. Portable LED lights give […]

Helpful Tips for Preparing Your Photos for Printing

As an owner of a print lab we see the most common mistakes people make when submitting their files for printing. Even the most experienced photographer can submit a file that will not yield the best printing results due to a small oversight that can have a large impact the way the print turns out. […]

30+ Awesome Examples of Summertime Photography

Every season has opportunities for capturing amazing photos, but summer is especially full of possibilities. Relaxed sunny days on the beach, kids playing at a pool or fountain, fireflies flickering on long summer nights… These are not only beautiful moments and memories. They’re also great times for photographing life at its best. Summer is often […]

30 Fantastic Examples of Underwater Photography

If you’re looking for a new challenge, try underwater photography. Underwater shots can look stunning, but they’re also difficult to pull off. Since water can totally change the way light and color appear in a photo, it forces you to rethink your usual techniques and compositions. If you’re disappointed by your first few tries, here […]

99 Inspirational Photography Quotes

Staying motivated and inspired is crucial for a photographer’s long-term growth. It’s far more important than having good gear or perfect lighting. After all, if you feel unmotivated, your expensive equipment will lie untouched, collecting dust while you make excuses for why you’re not shooting any photos today. When you’re inspired, you push yourself to […]

30 Beautiful Examples of Wedding Photography

Standing out as a wedding photographer can be difficult. The wedding photography industry is notoriously competitive, as well as grueling. Shooting a wedding can be intense, with long hours and a lot of pressure to get things right. But the payoff can be incredibly rewarding. If you can survive the stress and come out with […]

SmugMug to Acquire Flickr

One of the largest, independent websites for photographers, SmugMug, has announced its intentions to purchase Flickr, an online photo and video management platform. In recent years, after being acquired by Yahoo, Flickr has received lackluster reviews from the photography world due to Yahoo’s seemingly failure at connecting with the demographic. Flickr is still widely used […]

Quick Tips For Traveling With Your Photography Gear

Buying a good camera, lens, and other essential photography gear usually takes a lot of research, saving, and dedication to photography. It’s a lot of work, making sure the equipment you purchase is exactly what you need to fuel this wonderful hobby. Not everyone needs the latest gear or has a budget to replace their […]

Tree Photography Inspiration: 39 Beautiful Examples

Trees are a classic photography subject. Besides being beautiful, they work great in a wide range of moods, conditions, and genres. They’re photogenic in all kinds of weather, from heavy snow to scorching heat, and they work great as the background, foreground, or sole subject of a photo. They have texture, color, and basically everything […]

30 Creative Self-Portrait Photography Examples to Get Inspired

Thanks to social media, self-portraiture has become one of the most common types of photography. Nearly everyone has taken a ‘selfie’ at some point, from high schoolers to astronauts. It’s become so ordinary that you could overlook it as a worthwhile and challenging photography genre. But in fact, self-portraiture can be incredibly challenging for two […]

42 Awe-Inspiring Photos of Extreme Weather

Extreme weather is often destructive, but it can also be breathtakingly beautiful. This monstrous beauty is powerful enough to draw people–and especially photographers–out of their homes and into the storm. Instead of cozying up inside, they endure strong winds, heavy rain, and dangerous conditions just to get an incredible shot. Big storms and other extreme […]