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...]

Women of Rural India: A Photographic Essay by Paul Dyer (Handheld Films)

Paul Dyer is a UK based photographer who first worked in advertising as a writer and creative director, but as digital photography became more mainstream, he began focusing on telling stories with his photos - as Paul's interests in travel, people, and street photography was a natural fit for him as a documentary travel photographer. With his main photographic interests … [Read more...]

Southeast Asia Photography and Travel Tips

Southeast Asia is one of the most popular destinations for photographers to combine their hunger for adventure and great photographs. The locations are usually very budget-friendly, the people are very welcoming, and the locations, from the cities to nature, hold many unique surprises that you won't experience anywhere else in the world. To not be overwhelmed by all the … [Read more...]

32 Great Examples of Long Exposure Photography

Long exposure photography can be addictive. It makes everyday scenes look otherworldly, like snapshots from a dream. And yet, all you've done is leave the shutter open for longer. Getting great long exposures doesn't require any special expertise. If you have a tripod, a remote shutter release (or cable release), and a camera with bulb mode, you're well on your way to taking … [Read more...]