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Win an Olympus E-M10 Camera from Macphun! Every photo entrant receives a prize!!! Over the last several years here at dPS, we’ve run some very popular competitions. This week, we are very happy to bring you our latest photo contest, “Get Outside and Shoot” from Macphun, makers of award winning photo apps for Mac OS! […] The post Contest – Win an Olympus E-M10 Camera from Macphun! by Darlene Hildebrandt appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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About a month ago, a question was posed on the DPS Facebook Page, “What is the number one obstacle to you taking better photos?” While some answered that they were unsure how to set exposure in Manual mode, and others thought their gear might be limiting them, the overwhelming number one answer was TIME.  In […] The post Finding the Time to do Photography Part 1- Business Trip to Las Vegas by Rick Berk appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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In my last article I gave you five reasons to use natural light for portraiture. The next step in creating the perfect portrait shoot is planning. The more details you figure out in advance, the more likely you are to come away from the shoot with some beautiful portraits to make you proud. Generating ideas […] The post How to Plan the Perfect Portrait Shoot by Andrew S. Gibson appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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Categories: photography tips and tutorials, portrait photography

The background in your image can quickly reveal your skill level as a photographer. Learning to see past an exotic or exciting subject, to catch the details in the background, is what will distinguish you from a beginning, hobbyist photographer to an experienced professional. The background in your image immediately stands out to a trained […] The post Improve Your Backgrounds – Improve Your Photography by Piper Mackay appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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To help you out with this week’s photography challenge of waterfalls, I found a few video tutorials to walk you through how to photograph a waterfall. I also shared a collection of stunning waterfall images to get you inspired, if you missed it you can see those here. This first video shows you the two […] The post Waterfall Photography Video Tips by Darlene Hildebrandt appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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As photographers, you’re all looking to “wow” the people we’re taking pictures of, whether they’re clients or just friends. When you show final images, there’s that sense of anticipation, excitement and nervousness as you gauge reactions. And when you hear the words “amazing” or “I love them,” it’s truly a great feeling. So how do […] The post 3 Ways to Get Killer Portraits Using a Tripod by Post Production Pye appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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Sometimes a new piece of camera equipment will let you do something better, faster, or cheaper. But sometimes it lets you do something wholly new, that nothing else can do, and it opens up a whole new world of creative opportunities. The Light Blaster is that kind of gear. By combining a flash, a lens, […] The post Light Blaster [ For Special Effects Lighting ] a Review by Neil Creek appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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Digital cameras may be making incremental improvements with dynamic range capabilities, but are still lacking in terms of what they can capture. Bracketing multiple exposures of the same scene and merging them together with tone mapping software is one way of creating an HDR photograph allowing you to capture the full range of the scene […] The post HDR Darkroom 3 Software Review by John Davenport appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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Categories: post production tips

Earlier today I shared a collection of waterfall photographs to get your weekend going, and earlier this week we launched our latest dPS eBook  - Loving Landscapes A guide to landscape photography workflow and post-production. So in keep with the theme of landscape and nature photography the weekly photography challenge will be waterfalls. Even if you live in the […] The post Weekly Photography Challenge Waterfalls by Darlene Hildebrandt appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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Categories: challenges, photography tips and tutorials

A couple weeks ago I shared some stunning landscape photos and you had a weekly challenge of the same theme. Today I’m going to get more specific and focus in on one element of nature that’s super popular with landscape photographers. Waterfalls! I think this is one of those things that when you can master taking […] The post A Collection of Waterfall Photos to Spruce up your Weekend by Darlene Hildebrandt appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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Photo: Linda GolobApril 15, 2014 /Photography News/ Our hands reveal so much about us and can expose so much about our lives. Our hands can reveal our race, gender, age, and our occupation. We work with our hands, communicate with our hands and help others with our hands. Hands can create works of beauty, and they can be instruments of destruction. Whether they are the young, unblemished hands of a child or the aged and weathered hands of an elder, TeraBella Media invites you to submit your...

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Categories: hands photos, photo contest, terabella media

April 14, 2014 /Photography News/ The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2014 Women's Initiative Grant which will provide a $25,000 grant for a project to be produced on a significant issue involving and affecting women anywhere in the world.The Alexia Foundation's main purpose is to encourage and help photojournalists create stories that drive change. While the traditional grant guidelines put no limits on the subject matter for grant proposals, a number of...

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Categories: documentary photography grant, photojournalism


500px, the artistic photo-sharing platform, might just be about to launch a new revolution in stock photography. Prime, the site’s licensing arm, officially opened on April 3rd following a soft launch that started shortly after the beginning of the year. The service allows the site’s users to sell licenses for their images. Like microstock sites, […]

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Categories: photo community, 500px, evgeny tchebotarev, microstock photography, photo sharing site, rob williams

April 7, 2014 /Photography News/ PhotoStack will teach the basics.  You'll share on their forum and compete to win awesome rewards  with increasing prize levels.This is your opportunity to become a member in April and share in some great rewards.  Sign up now to get first pick of PhotoStack's limited, pre-launch rewards.Building your photography skills and stacking the odds of winning in your favour.Cash prizes:First place: $500+Every 1 in 100 entries: $50Deadline:...

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Categories: photo contest, photography news, photostack

The deadline of "Abandoned" photo contest has been extended until April 18, 2014.Photo: Cindy VaskoApril 2, 2014 /Photography News/ PictureCompete presents “Abandoned.” There is something terribly intriguing with deserted structures. Perhaps we are drawn to the mystery of the past purpose and function of these buildings. Perhaps we wonder about the individuals who once occupied these dwellings. Possibly, as photographers, we are drawn to capturing the “bare bones” and the essence of a subject...

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Categories: architectural photography, photo contest


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Wordsworth Donisthorpe filmed London's Trafalgar Square traffic in 1890; these are the surviving 10 framesMarch 24, 2014 /Photography News/ Born on March 24, 1847 in Leeds, Wordsworth Donisthorpe was an English individualist anarchist and inventor, pioneer of cinematography and chess enthusiast.On 9 November 1876 Donisthorpe applied for a patent for the Kinesigraph, an apparatus 'to facilitate the taking of a succession of photographs at equal intervals of time, in order to record the...

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Lori Pond, Self-portraitMarch 22, 2014 /Photography News/ World Photography Network (WPN) is very pleased to announce its popular segment: "Photographer Spotlight.” In this part of their newsletter they will be interviewing various fellow photographers and learning more about what motivates them, what their goals are and what direction they wish to take with their art. WPN is extremely excited to announce that this week’s interview will be exposing the creative sources and forces behind the...

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March 21, 2014 /Photography News/ Born 144 years ago, Herbert George Ponting was a professional photographer best known as the expedition photographer and cinematographer for Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova Expedition to the Ross Sea and South Pole (1910–1913).  He captured some of the most enduring images of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.See some of his photography here: Remembering the Terra Nova Expedition

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Deaconess Bedell with Mary Osceola Huff and Fanny Stuart, between 1933 and 1960March 19, 2014 /Photography News/ These images reflect the lives of Florida's Seminole Indians and the missionary activities of Deaconess Harriet Bedell among them. The photographs include group portraits of Seminole men, women, and children, as well as images of the Seminoles engaged in a variety of daily work and recreational activities.Ruby - Charlie Tigertail's Sister, ca. 1910Harriet Bedell, missionary and...

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Categories: harriet bedell, missionary photos, seminole indians

March 17, 2014 /Photography News/ STEP Beyond Travel grants fund up and coming artists and cultural workers - giving priority to individuals up to 35 years and/or in the first 10 years of their career - to travel between EU and countries bordering the EU.The travel grants support individual artists and cultural workers travelling across borders in a wider European space, to explore, network and set up new collaborations. They also see the travel scheme as a tool for professional development,...

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March 14, 2014 /Photography News/ Born into a wealthy Jewish family in New York 91 years ago on March 14, 1923, Diane Arbus made her reputation photographing people on the margins of society: losers, misfits, nudists, transvestites, prostitutes, the mentally retarded, sideshow freaks, and almost anyone who seemed not to fit in easily with her upper middle class background. And occasionally she photographed celebrities, sometimes to their dismay. Diane Arbus, Untitled (3), 1970-71, © The Estate...

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Categories: diane arbus, history of photography, photography news


Ellen DeGeneres was probably overplaying Bradley Cooper’s photography skills when she called that image the “best photo ever.” But the #Oscar post that broke the record for the largest number of retweets on Twitter might also have broken another record: for the world’s most valuable image. With over 3 million retweets, the picture, with its […]

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Categories: photo community, anthony danielle, ellen degeneres, instagram, liz eswein, oscar, selfies

The award committee commended Ishiuchi's innovative style and approach to her work, and noted that she has been a role model for young women artists in the male-dominated field of photography in Japan.

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Photography: Paola Colleoni On a trip to Paris with her best friend two years ago, Nicole Smith did what everyone does on vacation. As she and her friend stood at tourist sites, she would take out her phone, hold it at arm’s length and snap a few selfies. Sometimes the pair would buttonhole a passing […]

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Categories: photography business, flytogrpaher, travel photography

The stock industry is about to change. We’ve heard that before but this time the change, if it happens, will be positive, affect content rather than distribution and will give new opportunities to photographers to shoot not just more images but more interesting images. The change is coming from Sheryl Sandberg. Facebook’s CEO has teamed […]

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Categories: microstock photography, emily shornick, sheryl sandberg, stock photography, women stock

American photographer John Stanmeyer of won the 2013 World Press Photo of the Year for an image depicting African migrants standing on the beach in Djibouti, holding mobile phones aloft in an effort to get an inexpensive wireless signal.

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Moving from photography enthusiast to a photography enthusiast whose pictures earn money doesn’t just take talent, skill and effort. It takes talent, skill and the right effort. Here are eight things that you need to be doing right now if you’re going to make money from your images. 1.     Promote yourself on Flickr and 500px […]

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Categories: photography business, art editor, mobile media lab, photo sharing site, professional working photographer, stock photography, travel photography, wedding photography, yuri arcurs


It’s nice to get paid for an image but if you can’t get paid for an image, you can at least get praised for it. Through social media, that’s easy. Build a following, put up a great picture and watch those likes, shares, views and comments flood in. Of course, for some photographers, accounts and […]

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Categories: photo community, cartier-bresson, cory monteith, facebook, graham mcgeorge, instagram, justin bieber, laszlo folgerts, lea michele, photo sharing, pinterest, professional instagram photographer, social media platforms, twitter

For a while at least, photography enthusiasts who wanted to make a little money from their photos, had it easy. Or at least they had it easier than they used to have it. Not only had the prices of professional-quality digital cameras fallen to an affordable level but at the same time, photo-sharing sites made […]

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Categories: photopreneur, bruce livingstone, getty, istockphoto, jon oringer;, lee torrens, microstock, microstock photography, sean locke, shutterstock


Sure, you know all about f-stops and composition. You’ve taken classes on lighting and landscape photography. But there’s a lot you don’t know — and a long list of photography classes and workshops that you’ve never even considered. Here are a bunch of them. Photograph Ghosts, Ghoulies and Things That Go Bump in the Night […]

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It’s not the quality of your images that’s stopping you from making more sales and building even a part-time photography business. It’s your fears. To get them out of the way and create the growth you deserve, you first have to identify them — then squish them. You’ll probably find at least one — and […]

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Backed by Facebook, Instagram is now the main platform for shooting and sharing. With more than 130 million members, 45 million images uploaded each day and a billion daily likes spreading those photos across accounts, Instagram is the most important tool for casual snappers and photography enthusiasts who want to capture interesting scenes and show […]

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If there’s one thing I absolutely love, it's awesome timelapses. My friend Sy Stepanov knows a thing or two about creating absolutely magnificent timelapse videos. Flick the HD mode on on the video below, and click on the little button with the outward arrows, because checking it out in full screen gives you the full, mind-blowing effect. Seriously, get this bad boy as big and sharp as you can handle: Timelapses by Sy Stepanov from Triggertrap on Vimeo. Download the app for free! Now, you...

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It hasn't been that long since Canon ran its spring cashback promotion, with rebates on purchases of its higher-end cameras and lenses luring you to part with your hard-earned pennies. Now the summer cashback scheme is in full swing, with money back available on purchases of 700D, 600D, 100D, and EOS M cameras. As well being able to claim between £30 and £50 back on interchangeable lens cameras, there are also eight lenses with a maximum rebate of £55 available, Speedlites with £20 back, and...

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I've watched and enjoyed Serge Ramelli's videos, so I figured, why not get his work out to more. His process style is quite similar to my own, and he has a few neat tricks using Radial as a light source.. Sweet. Enjoy!

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The beta version of Lightroom 5 has been available for some time now and people talk about the new features, some of which, like the Advanced Healing Brush, make Photoshop less needed for editing. There are also some other tools that photographers of all levels will love. Stuff like the Offline editing with Smart Previews, which lets you easily work with images without bringing your entire library with you, might just be what a generation essentially posting to the web might need. You just...

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Article and images - © John Neel Continued from Part 2 The image above, shows the approximate area covered by the Sony NEX APS size sensor in comparison to the final image capture. The RhinoCam is designed to approximate a 645 medium format digital capture. The secret is that the lens is in a fixed position. The lens itself does not move during the capture. Instead, the digital camera body moves relative to the image circle projected by the lens. To shoot the image, eight image frames are shot...

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French slideshow maker Aquafadas has announced Mothers Days deals for it's PulpMotion and KidsMotion software at USD$24.50 and USD$12.50 repectively. The easy to use Mac slideshow maker contains hundreds of themes and a simple drag and drop interface. Add photos, video and music to a chosen theme to quickly create an engaging slideshow. Sharing is easy too: PulpMotion’s export menu allows users to share their creations easily with friends and family by simply exporting to their iPhone,...

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Adobe have announced that the next version of Photoshop will be Photoshop CC, not CS7. With the emphasis switched to the Cloud from last year, CS6 marks the end of an era for Adobe. In Future Photoshop will be cloud only with constant updating, rather than a new version every 18-24 months. This means that new features will be available as soon as the work on them is complete, rather than waiting for the cycle to come around again.  To sweeten the deal, owners of CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS6 can get a...

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To celebrate the release of my book later this month, Surreal Photography: Creating the Impossible, it seemed entirely appropriate that this month's competition theme should be surreal. We're not picky about the type of surrealism you want to enter: it can be a battle of gods and monsters from a universe undiscovered, painstakngly composited in Photoshop; or you can submit an infrared picture that puts us at five degrees to the world we know. You can use Photoshop manipulation, in-camera...

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Today at its Adobe Max creative conference event, the company announced that when its new software hits—well, not shelves—this June, they will be available as cloud based subscriptions only. Along with the cloud-based subscription model, Creative Suite is also being rebranded Creative Cloud.  For the subscription fee, users will be given full access to the entire set of Adobe's creative tools, with updates; as well as cloud storage services and collaboration tools.  What does this mean for...

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The editor's note of this issue gives us David duChemin talking about his recent experience in Kenya, a trip from which you'll see some photographs in this very issue. A trip he started with a set of fears regarding what to expect but that ended with him, again, discovering the power a camera has to change the way we look at the world. "The camera encourages us to look harder, past the things we take for granted, and in so doing we learn to see things differently.When we peer through the lens,...

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Categories: creative, david duchemin, digital magazine, hengki koentjoro, inspiration, john paul caponigro

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