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 practice more, … [Read more...]

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 amazing wedding photos, your clients will be deeply … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 equipment if it breaks. But a photographer is geared to … [Read more...]

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 you could want from a subject. They … [Read more...]

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 reasons. First, you can … [Read more...]

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 weather can … [Read more...]

Non-Camera Gear Every Outdoor Photographer Should Carry

It goes without saying that the most important tool in a photographer's bag is the camera itself. Having the right camera and lens is crucial to capturing the scene the way you envisioned it. That being said, there are lots of non-photography products that every outdoor photographer should have with them. Here is a list of gear you won’t want to leave home … [Read more...]

40 Splendid Examples of Candid Photography

Candid photography shows life as it really is. Unlike posed portraits, which are carefully planned and crafted to look perfect, candid shots are spontaneous and genuine. For candid photos, authenticity is more important than perfection. This authentic look isn't always easy to capture, though. People are quick to notice a photographer and change their behavior. To get a … [Read more...]

A Wedding Worth Photographing for Free on 24-Hour Notice

One Sunday night in March, Wendy Teal, a photographer based in the Niagara region, was alerted by friends to a Facebook post. It was a groom hoping to find someone to shoot a wedding at the last minute. Looking for a photographer to do a small wedding ceremony in Fort Erie, Ontario. My fiancé’s mom has become very ill and we have arranged to be married at the Douglas … [Read more...]