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Fiesta Selfies: 1940

July 1940. "Quick photos at the fiesta at Taos, New Mexico." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

3 Factors to Think About When Composing Your Photos

The way you frame a photo is an important part of the composition. There are several key decisions to make when composing your photos: What to exclude from the frame What to include in the frame Where to place the main subject The best...Show More Summary

To Build a Fire: 1920

"Say, Bill, don't you think the girls did a marvelous job setting up the tent?" California circa 1920. "Briscoe auto at campsite." We'd say it's about time to rustle up some grub. Also we call dibs on that camp chair. Now where'd we put the cocktail shaker? 8.5 x 6.5 inch glass plate by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Project 52 “The Catalog”

In this assignment, the photographers had to jump throu […] Categories: Featured Going Pro LE News and Info PROJECT "52" (Read more...)

Uncropped Album Cover Photos Show The Bigger Image

When I was young we used to drool over albums (well not really drool, but you know what I mean). Getting a 12 inch vinyl record was not only about the music, it was also about the entire experience of ownership. Then came the CDs and cover art shrank to about 6 inches and then [...] The post Uncropped Album Cover Photos Show The Bigger Image appeared first on DIY Photography.

This Epic Storm Timelapse Will Make You Want To Get Close And Personal with A Storm

Storms are terrifying things. The shear mass and brute force of a forming storm should probably strike fear in any person seeing the clouds gather. So if you have any brains in your heads, you probably drive as fast and as far away as you can. Well, not if you are Nicolaus Wegner. In this case [...]Show More Summary

5 Quick And Dirty Photography DIY’s

We’ve all had those moments when we prepare for a shoot and pack all of our equipment but on the back of our mind we think that we are forgetting something, then we arrive to location and whadayaknow we forgot an important piece of gear. Here on DIYP we see all sorts of DIYs. From professional looking [...]Show More Summary

Going back for more with Easy-Macro’s latest Kickstarter campaign

If at the beginning of last year you’d asked me if one of the best $15 that I’d spend in 2013 might’ve been on a macro lens attached to an elastic band to use in conjunction with your smartphone, I probably would have looked at you askance. It’s not so much that it’s a ridiculous […]

Budget Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 offered by ZY optics for M43, Sony E and Fuji X systems

Chinese lens designer and manufacturer Shenyang ZhongYi Optical and Electrical Company has launched a new 42.5mm f/1.2 lens that is capable of covering an APS-C imaging sensor. Priced $359, and available initially in the Micro Four Thirds...Show More Summary

Lenovo Enters Fitness Tracker Race

Lenovo's first dive into activity tracking is a wristband that monitors exercise, sleep and heart rate, and it acts as a key for your PC.

One-Man Band: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Organ grinder." With a custom-fitted organ cover. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

A Painterly Background

I was out on the patio yesterday afternoon cutting and sanding a wood project when I noticed this rose. The sun was low enough in the sky to pop in and back light the center flower. Was too much to pass up, so I went inside and grabbed a camera. Show More Summary

Zombie Encounter

I experienced a recent Zombie Encounter. I had the opportunity to photograph Tiffany Osborn and Stephanie Busbee made up for the Halloween season. The two did a great job with outfits and props. The doll was a really cool touch. Tiffany did their makeup. Show More Summary

Finding the Balance: Capturing Memories Versus Making Memories

I am more than a little obsessed with capturing and preserving memories for my family. We have a photo wall that’s regularly updated. We print photo books, both from Instagram and of photos from my “real” camera. My girls know that twice...Show More Summary

Nikon D3200 Review: Virtual Photography Studio Review

How can you take the perfect picture using a low-end camera? You cannot! Good photography needs a good camera. A good camera needs a thoughtful mind, not dummies, it needs an expert or a future expert. A while ago we gave you the Canon EOS Rebel t3i review and now it’s time for another review […]

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