Windmills have existed for centuries. First invented in the Middle East, they were originally horizontal and used for milling grain and pumping water. The vertical windmill that became popular in Europe was invented separately in the twelfth century, also for grinding grain and pumping water. This … [Read more...] about 30 Wonderful Photos of Windmills From Around the World
Typography is an unusual subject to photograph. That's partly because it's so commonplace, making it easy to ignore. Even when letters or words do catch our attention, we sometimes only read the message and miss the photo opportunity. If you spend time actively looking at typography, you'll … [Read more...] about 40 Excellent Examples of Typography Photography
Phil Corley started taking photos over 30 years ago during fishing trips. The idea was simple: he just wanted to photograph the fish he caught. But that limited goal soon grew to include the landscapes and lakes he visited, as well as the insects he noticed during his trips. Photographing insects … [Read more...] about Stunning Landscape Aerial Photography and Top-Down Images by Phil Corley
For photographers of any skill level, programs like Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw have a lot of information to learn. It can be challenging to create an efficient and effective workflow for storing and processing your photos. This post is not meant to be a guide on how to process your photos in … [Read more...] about Common Lightroom Mistakes to Avoid
Photoshop has a reputation for being the best image editor out there, but unfortunately, you have to pay a premium for it. If your budget is limited or you're not ready to commit to the cost of Photoshop, here are some other great options to consider. All come at the best price: free! Desktop … [Read more...] about 11 Outstanding (Free) Alternatives to Photoshop
Like HDR, photo manipulation can provoke strong opinions among photographers. Some photographers avoid it and stick to the basics of editing. Others love pushing the limits of Photoshop. In our opinion, neither side is wrong or right. They're simply two different approaches to art. That being … [Read more...] about 42 Magnificent Photo Manipulation Examples That Will Inspire You
Every person you ask might have a different answer to the question, what makes a great fine art architectural photograph? However, in my experience, there are a few key factors that are necessary for transforming a good image into a great one. Great architectural images often follow these 3 … [Read more...] about What Makes a Great Fine Art Architectural Photograph?
Portrait photography is a wide genre, including everything from heart-warming family portraits to surreal conceptual photos. For this post, however, we're focusing on realistic portraits of individuals. These are the kind of portraits that allow many professional photographers to earn a living. … [Read more...] about 32 Outstanding Examples of Portrait Photography For Your Inspiration
Travel photography is a lot like photojournalism, only instead of documenting an event or story, you're documenting your own travel experiences. Your trip becomes the "story" you're photographing. Depending on your trip, you might be photographing wild animals and rugged landscapes, or the nightlife … [Read more...] about 20 Outstanding Examples of Travel Photography
Mark Denney is a professional landscape photographer based in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Like a lot of dedicated photographers, he suffers from Gear Acquisition Syndrome, also known as GAS. As a result, his camera bag is full of awesome equipment. He's also a big fan of gear reviews, including … [Read more...] about Gear Acquisition Syndrome: What’s in a Professional Landscape Photographer’s Camera Bag?