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Actually Interesting and Useful Christmas Gifts for Beginner Photographers

Photography, both professional and amateur, is very popular all over the world. Digital technology allows people of all ages to easily engage in this interesting activity, so almost every family has a camera to capture moments from events and daily life. A hobbyist photographer makes family albums and posts their...

What are the differences between lenses? The full guide on the example of Nikon

Many aspiring photographers believe that it is the camera that gets the quality of the feel. They spend time scrupulously choosing the camera and the issue of choosing the right lens often appears. But not in vain, because SLR cameras and mirrorless cameras have interchangeable lenses. This gives the photographer...

Why is the aperture important in photography?

When shooting in manual mode, it is important to keep an eye on the 4 main parameters: ISO, aperture, exposure and shutter speed. The parameters of the image depend on them, and the wrong options can ruin any frame. It is necessary to memorize the combinations of settings and the...

How do different lenses affect the photo quality?

It's true that nothing is more important than a photographer's skill, but using the wrong lens can often frustrate beginner photographers and discourage them from continuing to practice. Also, without a quality lens, you may lose good image quality, and sometimes you may experience color distortion. As a beginner, if...

Photography classes for beginners near me

Most of us like to take pictures during important events or fun times with friends and family. But for some, photography isn't just a way to capture great memories, it's an activity, a job, and even an art form. While it's fun to take pictures, learning the more complex techniques...

What should I buy: an iPhone or a DSLR?

In this article, we'll take a look at the differences between DSLRs and iPhones to help you decide which equipment is right for you. Quality of photos DSLRs have much better image quality than the iPhone. At first glance, iPhone photos may look great on a small screen, but if...

Best Online Photography Courses 2022

Often the decision to become a photographer is followed immediately by the purchase of a camera. It’s impossible, of course, to become a photographer without one! But experienced photographers recommend that you first study photography theory, the basics of composition, color theory, perspective, and other basic disciplines. In this article,...

The first international certification in photography has been launched

What is photography to you? Is it a hobby that you want to master, or an important skill for your career of choice? Regardless of how you see it, our team at THE PHOTO ACADEMY is dedicated to supporting you on your journey. That’s why we are so pleased to...

Beginners Photography Courses | Get off Auto

In major cities, there are plenty of places for photographers to unleash their potential and learn how to photograph from scratch. There are courses: for beginner photographers, to improve photography skills in a certain area, to improve their skills. Even if there are not many photography schools in your city,...

How to get good at photography?

Photography is a journey... in a way. However, while journeys usually have a definite endpoint, it’s not the case with photography. It is a never-ending journey. There is no point where you can put the camera down and say, "I've done everything; there's nothing new for me anymore." Photography is...

Photography practice exercises

Photography is a skill that requires constant practice and experimentation, so if you want to improve you need to constantly work on it. Here are some DIY mini-project ideas that you can do anytime. Know Your Camera The longer you hold the camera in your hand, the more you memorize...

How to practice photography

Great, it's time for practice! To be effective in your practice, you will need to master three important aspects of photography: the technical aspects of the camera, the theory of light and shadow, and the actual composition of a photo. Watch this video to refresh photography basics: Let's start by...

Am I making these common photography mistakes?

Everyone makes mistakes. Even professional photographers with decades of experience will still slip up every now and then! It’s totally normal so don’t beat yourself up over it. Having said that, there are some mistakes that are easy to avoid once you’ve spotted them. If you are new to photography...

20 Famous Portraits Photographers You Need to Know

Portrait photography is one of the most popular genres of photography. However, in the early days of the art form, it was a luxury reserved for the wealthy. The process of taking a portrait was a long and expensive one, and the results were usually stern and serious. However, as...

Best gifts for your photographer friend

One thing is clear: Thomas, your best friend, loves taking pictures! Whether it's your latest road trip, his grandpa's birthday party, or his latest gastronomic find in the Japanese restaurant around the corner, Thomas takes care to immortalise every moment of life and every experience he has with his camera....

Nick Brandt photographs African animals, aesthetics versus barbarism

We managed to catch him in Brussels before he left for Paris: patience was rewarded. Nick Brandt is a photographer with a real and genuine passion for his subjects, African animals. His pictures bring this well-known photography genre to another level, adding intimacy and romance. He took his time (and...

The Parisian Life of Vee Speers

A native Australian, but long time Parisian resident, Vee Speer's most recent series is a provacatively elegant look at childhood. In the following interview, Vee discusses her main photo projects to date, her experiences being a female photographer and her upcoming series "Immortal." As a native Australian, what drew you...

LEG interviews ARM: An Ongoing Conversation with Arno Raphael Minkkinen

On yet another cold day, this time in Paris, four people met in a café to discuss Arno’s work: Arno, his colleague Kimmo Koskela, RD and myself (Liv Edwards Gudmundson). In this follow-up interview, we spoke of their collaborative film project, of breaking records and of Arno’s recent work in...

Heterotopia, the soul of ruins in Vincent J. Stoker

Vincent J. Stoker is a young photographer and the winner of our contest « Photography and its Purpose ». In 2011, he will exhibit his series entitled “Heterotopia” at the Alain Gutharc Gallery, in Paris. What shall probably make all the difference to his artistic career is the quality of...

5 completely dispensable hacks for your Nikon

It is Sunday, the sky is grey, the weather is dragging on and time almost seems to be going backwards. The afternoon spreads out in front of you but there is nothing on the horizon, not even one of those soporific phone calls with the in-laws. You have never been...

The History of Nikon in 8 legendary cameras

In March 1948, the very first Nikon camera was launched, soberly entitled the "Nikon I". In the first two years after its release, this small 35mm camera, as well as a few compatible lenses, were only sold in Japan. It was not until 1950 that the reputation of the Nikon...

No More Excuses, Go and Shoot Large-Format Photography!

Large-format photography is a medium that a lot of beginners, especially in the digital age, would never imagine exploring. Perhaps it’s the mysticism behind the camera, the respect and reverence of our photographic ancestors’ work that is the driving force into keeping people away. The fear could have to do...

Body Mirror by Magdalena Ławniczak – The Body in all its Forms

This is what prompted Magdalena Ławniczak to start her project, Body Mirror, in which she has women pose naked in their homes, highlighting their beauty, their uniqueness. Hi Magdalena, can you introduce yourself to our readers? I’m a photographer based in Paris. I’m polish. Body Mirror – ©Magdalena Ławniczak How...

The Met Gala 2019 Photographed by Frank Ocean

With a Leica camera, the self-proclaimed “Met Gala’s valet” snuck between celebrities to take their portrait, just like Kendall Jenner who had fulfilled this mission for the 2018 edition. The musician offers a more raw and intimate vision of this highly publicized event, which took place on May 6 at...

Words and Photos: Geoffrey Batchen’s Writing About Vernacular Photography

A leading figure in the field of photographic studies, Batchen has written numerous books, including Each Wild Idea and Forget Me Not, as well as curated many exhibits. Currently a professor at Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand, and graciously took time to answer a few questions about his...

Portraits of Strangers Before and After The Photographer Kissed Them

“Kissing sparks all the nerve endings in your lips” Johanna explains to i-D, “causing a release of dopamine and a surge in oxytocin. It’s an instantaneous stress reliever and creates an immediate emotional bond between two people.” “Some would give me a quick kiss and then die of laughter afterwards,...

Joel Peter Witkin's Photo Paradoxes

In conversation that weaves back and forth between politics, religion, art, and history, Joel Peter Witkin elucidates some of the fascinating paradoxes surrounding his photography. Resolving images, art as incarnation, wisdom gained from odd jobs, the New York art scene, opinions on abortion - this wide range of subjects all...

Brent Waterworth, Skateboard and Film Photography

Hi Brent, can you introduce yourself briefly to our readers? My name is Brent Waterworth and I am an art director/photographer born & raised in the Los Angeles area. ©Brent Waterworth How did you discover photography? Growing up skateboarding every day & being in the streets with my friends making...

In COVERED, Alan Powdrill Reveals Some Beautiful Secrets

In these diptychs, composed of a dressed portrait and a nude portrait, he questions the perception that one can have of a person, while documenting the explosion of the tattoo. These portraits seem to show two facets of the models: the one that has adapted to society, and the deeper,...

Joel Meyerowitz: For the Love of 8x10

What few people realize is that Meyerwitz started his career as a black-and-white 35mm street shooter. The only reason why he married street photography and large format cameras is because he tried all film sizes and quickly realized the limitations. From black-and-white 35mm shooting, to capturing exclusively in Kodachrome, moving...

The World of Erik Johansson

His optical illusions, created by combining several photographs, take us into unknown and intriguing worlds. Here he talks about his beginnings, his way of creating his images, and more... Hello Erik, can you introduce yourself to our readers? I'm a photographer and visual artist from Sweden based in Prague, Czech...

Nocturnal Exploration with Karel Chladek

Hi Karel, can you introduce yourself briefly to our readers? Hey guys, my name is Karel Chladek, I’m 27 and I am based in Montreal. I am a nightlife and music photographer. How did you discover photography? The creative field (Drawing/Design/3D) was a big part of my life before photography...

Richard Avedon: 1985 In the American West

“Sometimes I think all my pictures are just pictures of me. My concern is… the human predicament; only what I consider the human predicament may simply be my own,” explains Avedon as he explains his approach to portraiture. Richard Avedon is a legend in portrait photography and his work ceaselessly...

Fake viral photos from 2016

Perfect timing (or is it?!) Nikon recently announced that the winner of one of their photo contests was Chay Yu Wei. The photo was almost too perfect to be true. However, according to PetaPixel other photographers quickly denounced the image as being Photoshopped. The photographer defended himself by saying that...

Jessica Kobeissi, Fashion Photographer And Youtuber

Jessica Kobeissi is a young fashion photographer. Her honesty and generosity have built a strong following of over 500,000 people, who watch her adventures and listen to her advice on Youtube. We asked a few questions about her work, the importance of social media, and more! Hi Jessica, can you...

Aweng Chuol Tells You How to do it

Being a good photographer is not only about technical knowledge. When shooting a person, whether we are a fashion, documentary, portrait photographer, the relationship established with the subject will determine the quality of your image. That’s why we wanted to talk with someone who gets photographed for a living. Aweng...

William Eggleston: You Will Be Criticized Whatever You Do

Every influential photographer has always been criticized for whatever reason. Some will blame him for not following the rules, others will be presumptuous enough to try to make something new. Every time we rebel against the status quo imposed by the majority, we are subjected to the merciless test of...

The Beauty of Everyday Life, Iris Humm

Seeing beauty and finding inspiration in the little things in life, stopping on scenes that seem insignificant to most people… maybe that's what defines an artistic soul. In any case, this is what animates photographer Iris Humm, who shares the simple beauty of her daily life, sublimated by her talent...
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