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7 Tips for Finding Inspiration When You’re Stuck

Artists are funny creatures and many of us struggle with creativity. Working out what we want to do, how to stand apart from others. What is really needed is to find your muse, or in other words, finding inspiration. It is a rare artist that doesn’t need inspiration to work. Show More Summary

Weekly Photography Challenge – Fountains

For some summery images of fountains head over here first. Weekly Photography Challenge – Fountains Head to the park or nearest playground or water park and find a fountain you can photograph this week for the challenge – fountains.Show More Summary

19 Magical Mysterious Images of Fountains

Summertime is a great season for cooling off. Nothing is as fun as a run through the local park fountain or your backyard sprinkler. But have you considered that might make good photo ops? These photographers did! The post 19 Magical Mysterious Images of Fountains by Darlene Hildebrandt appeared first on Digital Photography School.

'Stone's Cottage': A Funny Camping Trip to Pennsylvania around 1910

An amazing photo set from Beth Scupham that shows a funny camping trip to Pennsylvania around 1910. “Friends of my grandfather and grandmother (then just getting acquainted) 'camping'. Location: Pennsylvania. This was a trip they took with friends before they were married. Show More Summary

A survivor of the Nagasaki bombing in 1945

A smiling face in such dismal surroundings, no one yet truly understood what had been done.The miracle survivors of the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombings have become known as the Hibakusha, meaning “explosion affected people” in Japanese. Show More Summary

This gorgeous timelapse was created in 4 months from items we all have at home

Sometimes, a few household items and vivid imagination are all an artist needs to create a masterpiece. This timelapse video is a perfect example. Creative filmmakers Thomas Blanchard and Oilhack teamed up to create an abstract, trippy and colorful timelapse using nothing but some paint, oil, milk and liquid soap. Show More Summary

“We got that B-Roll!” is a hilarious 80s commercial style take on buying stock footage

B-roll is a fact of life for anybody shooting or editing video. It’s essential. Whether an interview, talking head piece, or something a little more cinematic. It helps to break up the monotony of a single shot, it adds context, perhaps injects a metaphor or two. Show More Summary

This vintage lens produces cinematic videos and stills, and you can get it for under $50

Although new lenses are announced regularly, we must admit there’s a lot of magic in vintage lenses, and many photographers even prefer them. Filmmaker and photographer Mathieu Stern is one of them. He has found another vintage lens that gives great results, yet has a low price. Show More Summary

Missionary Ridge: 1902

Tennessee circa 1902. "Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge from Cameron Hill." 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

A Brief History of Skirt Raising

From ankle to calf to thigh- a little look at some ladies' legs. See more »

Five great tips to help you master portrait lighting and improve your photography

Learning different portrait lighting techniques can seem complicated when you’re just starting out. Because of this, photographer Ed Verosky shares some great advice to help you out. In his video, he gives you five of his top portrait...Show More Summary

The Ovitz Family: Extraordinary Story and Amazing Vintage Photos of the Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz

They were known as the Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz and subjected to sick genetic experiments by Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. But, miraculously, all seven members of the Jewish Ovitz family survived their horrifying ordeal at Hitler’s infamous...Show More Summary

Break the rules of your lenses’ main purpose to increase creativity

Generally speaking, different lenses have different purposes. For example, a 50mm or an 85mm are often used for portraits, while wider lenses like 24mm are best for landscapes, architecture and interiors. However, there are times when you can (and should) break the unwritten rules and rethink the purpose of your lenses. Show More Summary

A review of the Olympus STF-8 twin macro flash system for Micro Four Thirds

Last year, Olympus Singapore loaned me a pre-launch unit of their new STF-8 Twin Macro Flash, together with their OMD-EM1 Mk1 and M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro for a test-run in the field. I’ve had the set for about a week — it...Show More Summary

Filmmaker creates epic stop motion video from cross-sectional photos of wood

Sometimes, I like something so much that I get lost for words. This was my first reaction when I saw a stop motion movie WoodSwimmer by filmmaker Brett Foxwell. He turned something simple as cutting wood into a jaw-dropping video. It...Show More Summary

Focus & Filter : Great Deal to Step Up Your Photography – Under $15!

You have the new camera, and have figured out that the upgrade in your photographs is massive. How do you take the next steps? Want to crush it in the photo contests, and social media? Or maybe you just want to be the master of your photo domain? The camera manual has some good info, […]

Grenfell residents beg people not to take selfies at the scene of tower block fire

The selfie seems to be an unstoppable force now. Wherever we go, either we need to take one, or we see others taking them. Over the weekend I went to visit some friends and we took a wander through a local park. It felt like every other...Show More Summary

Tamron soon announces 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 lens for APS-C cameras

According to the source of Nikon Rumors, Tamron is about to announce a new lens. It will be an 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD, a zoom lens designed for APS-C DSLR bodies. Going from a wide angle to a telephoto zoom, this will be a lens that gives you a variety of possibilities. Show More Summary

Girls Gone Wilde: 1910

"Unidentified women, between 1873 and circa 1916." 5x7 inch glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.

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