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8 Clues to Better Street Photography in the Works of Vivian Maier
Vivian Maier (1926-2009) is one of the 20th century’s strangest photographers. Her pictures inspire with the simplicity and beauty of daily life. And yet, even though today we rank her alongside Diane Arbus, Robert Doisneau and Helena Levitt, she was completely unknown until 2009. She took over 120,000 pictures and left more than 2,000 roll films behind her—and never showed them to anyone. Where can we take inspiration from her for our own street photography?
Mihaela Noroc: 10 Things Her Portrait Photography Can Teach You
Mihaela Noroc grew up surrounded by her father’s paintings full of colors, which she successfully brings into her portraits as well. She has traveled over fifty countries of the world including Tibet, South Korea, the Amazon rainforest, and several war zones. In her first book, The Atlas of Beauty, she has let us peek into the lives of over 500 women through visually precise photographs and short narratives, and she is still continuing in her work.
6 Ways the Life and Photos of Sebastiao Salgado Will Stun You
From a left-wing activist to a master of humanist photography. The work of Sebastião Salgado (*1944) is amazing in both its sheer volume and the passport stamps and worn-out boots behind it. It shows us the suffering and beauty of the world, often hand in hand. Through his pictures, Salgado evokes in us a desire to understand and protect the world, or at least discuss its downfall. Additionally, he reminds us of just how enchanting black-and-white photography can be as a medium.
7 Things You Can Learn From Great Photographers: World-renowned Wanderer Josef Koudelka
Take inspiration from the work of Josef Koudelka (born 1938), the only Czech photographer within the renowned photo agency Magnum Photos. His life has been shaped by a need for unlimited freedom and independence, and a need to travel alone and discover the world through photography. Tapping into a strong sense of aesthetics, Koudelka has created pictures that are doubtlessly among the best of all time. How can his life and work enrich your own work?
Making your adventures look epic
“The photos just don’t do it justice.” Have you ever found yourself muttering this disappointedly when trying to describe the way the colors of the sunset reflected in the mountain lakes below you? Or that special shade of blue in the water of a glacier-fed stream to your friends after your adventure? You tried to take a picture to capture the moment, but the results were somewhat unfulfilling to say the least. Is it actually possible for travelers who are not professional photographers to end up with great photos of their trip? To find out, my fellow travel enthusiasts and I at 10Adventures decided to try Zoner Photo Studio X.
What Should You Get a Photographer for Christmas? 8 Tips That Definitely Won’t Disappoint
If you’ve got a photographer in the family, you can definitely please them this Christmas with some well-chosen photo gear. But choosing a gift for a photographer can be quite tricky. Read our tips to avoid missteps. Guessing what an experienced photographer wants as a gift tends to be hard. Often they have a precise…
Discover a New Medium Format World: Moving to a Bigger Chip with the Fujifilm GFX50s
A medium format camera is one with a chip that is similar in size to medium format film (typically 6 × 9.6 × 6 or 6 × 4.5 cm). It offers significantly more resolution than full frame cameras, and it has a high dynamic range. But it costs many times more than ordinary DSLRs. Do its advantages make up for its price? We tested this in practice with the Fujifilm GFX50s.
12 Photo Clichés That You Should Avoid
We all want gorgeous photos. But sometimes we send our efforts in foolish directions. Clichés—endlessly repeated motifs and approaches—trap us in the talons of simple visual ingratiation and leave us creating photos that might look nice at first sight, but are otherwise uninteresting. Which clichés are these, and how do you avoid them?
What to Watch out for in Your Christmas Photos
Not everything works out every time, and as a photographer you can sometimes run into problems. But some problems can be avoided if you’re prepared for the pitfalls of holiday photography. That goes for Christmas too.