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Horror photographer Peter Murín: Masks are the incognito, the mysterious. I shape precisely the expression I desire.

He started with horror make-up, but over time he created a unique signature through his terrifying handmade masks. Slovak photographer Peter Murín has seen all kinds of reactions to his odd hobby, from recommending the psych ward to sending passages from the Holy Writ. But that didn’t scare him, so today he can pride himself on photos in many magazines and customers all the way to the USA.

6 Women That Changed Photography 

Today, seeing a female photographer on the street, camera in hand, is something we all take for granted. However, it wasn’t always this way. Just one hundred years ago, a female photographer in public would draw attention to herself or be looked down upon. The role of women was completely different in the more patriarchal society of the time. For this reason, we have tremendous admiration for these trail-blazing artists that were able to break through societal barriers and amaze the world with their work.

Review: The RevoRing Is a Polarizing and ND Filter in One 

You may already own a polarizing filter or are considering buying one. Perhaps you’re considering a neutral-density (ND) filter too. But won’t changing out each filter and worrying about different lens sizes be a huge hassle? A creative solution to this is the universal Revoring. The Revoring combines both filters in one. 

Hunter photographer Adam Simandel: ‘If I survive this, it’ll make one heck of a story’

When he’s not on a mountain climbing expedition or tracking wildlife in their natural habitat, you’ll find him “hunting” for the right shot in the forest. Adam Simandel dedicates himself to a relatively nontraditional genre of photography – hunting photography. As he himself admits, he’s almost always one misstep away from danger. Despite that, he surprisingly compares hunting photography to wedding photography. Take a look at his intriguing images and allow yourself to be pulled into his story. Whether you call Adam adventurous or just plain crazy, one thing is for sure – there’s no place for boredom in his life. 

Photography in the trenches of war – 5 famous war photographers 

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more dangerous and precarious genre of photography than war photography. The photographer often goes so far as to risk their own life for their work. You may ask yourself why these photographers go to such lengths and what good may come of it.  A rather poignant response is given by one of the most compelling war photographers of all time, James Nachtwey: “I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated.” This response is simultaneously a strong appeal for humanism that can be found in the work of many photographers who work in combat zones. 

Finding inspiration in the life and work of Viktor Kolar

The Prague Spring brought Viktor Kolář to Canada at the age of 27. He didn’t want to live under the Communist regime that would force him to lie. Though he was already a photographer at the time, as a foreigner, he needed to earn a living with the physically demanding and dangerous work in the molybdenum mines in the mountains 400 miles from Vancouver. A few years later, when he was well on his way to becoming a renowned photographer, he decided to return as an unknown emigrant to his native Ostrava. For the remainder of his life, he left his mark on Ostrava with his black and white images.

Get inspired! Halloween portrait photography and edits

Halloween is one of those photographic opportunities that we most look forward to. It’s a creative and imaginative time full of costumes and jack-o-lanterns. That’s why this year we’ve put together for you a Halloween-inspired photoshoot with a witch, her broomstick, and pumpkins. 

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