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5 Convincing Reasons Why Every Photographer Needs a Blog

Is it crucial for a photographer to have a blog? No. But is it beneficial? Yes! You’ve probably asked yourself this question on several occasions. There’s no definite answer to help you decide but hopefully this article will push you in the right direction.

Shortlisted Finalists of the New East Photo Prize

To say photography is powerful medium would be an understatement. Photography has the power to make us look twice, ponder on a frozen moment in time, reflect and reconsider our perceptions. A single photograph can speak volumes and evoke emotions from the audience.

A Chance at Fame: 8 International Photography Contests

How many of  your photographs are awards worthy? You probably haven't considered the possibility so here's some food for thought. Photography contests are a great way to get exposure, showcase your talent and have a real shot at making a difference. Photographs are such a powerful medium that dozens of contests are held around the world for almost every category.

Design Fundamentals for Photographers

Many designers also aim to be photographers. Does the same apply to photographers? Photography and design overlap in more ways than one. If you haven’t thought about it before, consider how design can alter your approach to photography.

Featured Collection: Patterns in Nature

The beauty of everyday life lies in the little things. Macro photography illuminates the details that often times go unnoticed. This week, our collection is dedicated to patterns in nature and close up photography. The selection of images celebrates nature and zooms in on the details that are tough to spot with the naked eye. It’s a fresh look at the fine details in life that can serve as a great background or a complimentary image to nature in context.

Featured Collection: Black and White Photography

This week, our featured collection is dedicated to black and white photography. Monochrome images are making a comeback as the demand for them grows. Why do we love black and white photography? Primarily because the shots have an artistic touch. You might want to accentuate an important element in its simplicity and black and white photography is a great form of expressing it.

iPhoneography at its Finest: Winners of the 2016 iPhone Photography Awards

It is a common misconsumption that you need an advanced DSLR camera to perfect your skills as a photographer and an artist. Since the release of the iPhone 2-megapixel camera, the world of photography underwent a major transformation. Each generation of iPhones improves the resolution of photos and introduces new editing apps, giving everyone an opportunity to try their hand at photography. Having an iPhone on you at all times easily replaces the need to carry a DSLR around; it’s convenient and the end results of your photographs are always sophisticated.

Happy Birthday to National Geographic Society!

Today is the 122th Birthday of the National Geographic Society, one of the largest non-profit educational and scientific institutions in the world. It has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. Its interests include geography, archeology and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.

Movies about photography

If you are related to photoart, surely, it would be interesting for you to watch some of these movies.  We’ll start from old movies and then we’ll go back to nowadays masterpieces. The first well-known movie about photography is “Rear window” directed by Alfred Hitchcock. In this movie the main character is a photographer who suddenly becomes a witness of a murder. Since 1954 this movie has got many awards and turned to a legendary masterpiece in cinematographic culture.

Re-read: meritocracy and crowdsourcing by Jeff Howe

In 2006, Wired Magazine published an article by the reporter Jeff Howe devoted to the new phenomenon of the influence that crowds of like-minded people have on decision-making and progress. He named this effect “crowdsourcing.” Development of present-day stock photo houses would not be possible without the rise of amateur photographers due to falling costs of photo equipment and Internet access. The groundbreaking article written five years ago helps understand other important modern trends and gives a reasonable assessment of own professional chances.

Say Cheese!

Do you smile while somebody takes a photo of you? A little more than a century ago, our ancestors smiled rarely for the camera. And absence of good dentistry was not the reason. In 1870, the grueling time required for a good exposure could reduce any trace of a smile. Besides, an opportunity to have your portrait taken might occur only once in your life, so it was prudent to take it seriously. Emotions played a small role in early portraiture, even though laughter was considered to be one of the qualities of an educated person.

Start the New Year with some “New Yuri” photos!

Microstock photography phenomenon Yuri Arcurs, at age 33, is the world’s top-selling microstock photographer. In 2008, he hit a record high of 1 million licenses sold. In 2010, PDN Magazine called him the most influential photographer of the century! Yuri’s clients include Hewlett-Packard, Time magazine, Samsung, MSN.com, Sony, Microsoft, Canon, MTV, and many other famous brands. It took him only seven years to achieve worldwide fame. He employs a full-time staff of 35 people in Denmark and Scandinavia, and another 50 in India, the U.S., and South Africa. He lives and works in Denmark, but spends six months every year in Hawaii, Norway, or South Africa. Yuri created his own photo studio in order to capture people in “real” indoor locations like spa salons, dentist’s office, business offices etc. In general, he chooses the most popular topics for the market, such as business, computer technology, family, and romance. In addition to photography, Yuri develops free programs for photographers. His program Easy Keywording has made photographers’ work easier, allowing them to speed up their work process in general. In addition, he writes tutorials for photographers, runs his video blog, and actively communicates with his fans.

How Beautiful?

Any photographer, photo editor and casting director will be curious to hear firsthand from colleagues how standards of beauty change over time, and how future standards of beauty depend upon today’s standards. Every little change in the field of beauty affects how it is perceived, and the public perception of beauty is extremely important for business, and one could argue, the growth of mankind. Still and all, the fleeting nature of beauty is its most compelling aspect. Standards change so quickly that, according to exhibition participant and British photo journalist Felicia Webb, “by the time I had my children they can't even recognize the world of fashion and beauty that I came up in.”