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...]

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...]

40 Inspiring Examples of Blue Hour Photography

While most photographers know about the Golden Hour, there's another time of day that's equally incredible but less familiar: the Blue Hour. As its name implies, the Blue Hour is a special time when the sky has a vivid blue/purple hue. The natural lighting is dim enough to bring out the darkness, yet light enough to avoid using flash. This fantastic overcast lighting gives … [Read more...]

40 Outstanding Golden Hour Photos for Your Inspiration

The "Golden Hour" is a unique time just after sunrise and just before sunset when light is especially beautiful. The angle of the sun creates strong shadows and brings out textures that are not always visible during the day. The light is also softer and more even, like a natural softbox. The Golden Hour can completely transform a scene, landscape, or portrait. Images created … [Read more...]

30 Adorable Examples of Baby Photography

Newborn and baby photography has become a booming industry with all kinds of props, outfits, and gear for photographers to use. Although some of these accessories can be useful, the photographer is still the most important factor for getting great baby photos. The photographer's experience, forethought, and planning are all essential for a successful baby photo shoot. While … [Read more...]

55 Beautiful Flower Pictures for Your Inspiration

Flowers hold such magic for most people. Maybe it's the delicate beauty people are most drawn to, or their symbolical meaning. They can make you think of love, spring, or life renewed--all beautiful things. Regardless of their appeal, they make great photography subjects. You can focus on shooting a set of amazing macro flower pictures. Or, you can use them as lovely … [Read more...]

35 Clever Examples of Toy Photography

You don't need to have kids to love photographing toys. They're simple, versatile, and rich with creative possibilities. They're great in all seasons, all types of weather, and all kinds of photography. One reason why toys are such great subjects is because of their personality. Unlike other objects, toys seem to have feelings. In some ways, they're more like people than … [Read more...]

20 Wonderful Examples of Winter Photography

Winter photos can be hauntingly beautiful. Snowy landscapes, frozen water, bare tree branches...  There are countless winter scenes worth photographing. However, cold weather can also be tough to shoot photos in. Besides getting frozen fingers, you might struggle with poor lighting, bland colors, and dead batteries. These conditions can make you feel like going back inside, … [Read more...]

2018 Photography Challenge: 52 Places to Photograph

In 2017, we created a Photography Challenge with 52 subjects to photograph throughout the year. Some of you took on this challenge and shared all your shots with us. We loved seeing your creativity, dedication, and cool photos, so we decided to do the same thing for 2018, only with a twist. Instead of photographing specific subjects, the 2018 Photography Challenge focuses on … [Read more...]