The Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris has been a beloved architectural beauty for centuries. The cathedral is full of art and craftsmanship and draws millions of visitors every year. When part of the cathedral was destroyed in a fire on April 15th, 2019, some of this beauty was lost forever. While there’s been an outpouring of […]
Black and white photography has a way of letting the viewer really experience the image. Composition, light/shadow, texture and tonal qualities all become more obvious and important when color is absent.
The Eiffel Tower is one of the most photographed tourist sites in the world. There are so many Eiffel Tower pictures out there that you might wonder whether it’s worth taking yet another shot of the landmark. However, even the most cliché photography subjects can be transformed into something fresh and new with some thoughtfulness. […]
If you love traveling, being outdoors, and pushing yourself physically to capture places that none have photographed before, you might enjoy a career in landscape photography. To show you what’s possible, we’ve put together a list of 25 excellent landscape photography portfolios from professionals currently working in the industry. The photographers in this list come […]
I’m sure most of you have heard of the term bokeh. Basically it is referring to the aesthetic quality of the blur produced from a shot with shallow depth of field. Determining factors of bokeh are things like lens aberrations and shape of lens aperture.
Forced perspective photography is when the subject of an image looks smaller/larger or closer/farther away than it actually is. This optical illusion happens when the background and foreground of a photo seem to interact due to the photo’s composition. This technique is often used humorously, but it can also be beautiful, meaningful, and even practical. […]
We had a ton of great submissions to the showcase challenge, “Concert”. Here are a few of our favorites. Enjoy.
Sometimes, the most beautiful subjects – like peacocks, sunsets, and mountaintop views – are the hardest to photograph. Unlike mundane subjects, which can become beautiful through photography, breathtaking subjects rarely look more beautiful in a photo. At most, you capture only a piece of the beauty and hope others will be able to imagine the […]
Street photography can be either easy or difficult to pick up, depending on your perspective. On the one hand, you have a wealth of interesting subjects to photograph. You don’t need to plan a photo shoot or buy special gear to get awesome shots. If you live or work in a city, great street photography […]
Minimalist photography can be summarized in one quote by Leonardo da Vinci: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Less is more. By stripping a photo down to the bare essentials, minimalist photographers show how powerful simplicity can be. There’s no clutter to distract viewers from the main subject. They see exactly what the photographer wants them […]