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These Photos Show Why We Need to Preserve the Night Sky

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Due to the rapid growth in population, an increasing percentage of the human population lives in cities and suburbs where the night sky is completely obscured by the artificial lights. Skylines littered with lit skyscrapers reach sky high. An endless river of traffic flashing high beams. And the cities are ...

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An Ode to 35mm Film

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I took some of the best photos of my life on 35mm film. It will always have a special place in my heart, even though I haven’t shot on film in years. If you ask me what I love about film, I can rattle off lots of reasons: Film grain ...

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How to Bring Something New to Film Photography

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A very common piece of advice for photographers looking to take their work to the “next level” is that they must invest time in themselves in the process of developing a “style.” A photographic style can mean many things; a theme within the subject matter, a specific color palette, a ...

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5 Macro Photo Ideas to Shoot at Home

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Want to get creative without leaving the comfort of your own home? Here’s a 5-minute video by COOPH that contains 5 ideas for macro photographs you can do with a small budget, simple gear, and everyday items. Here’s a rundown of what’s covered in the video (watch it for a ...

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Getting Creative With One Light

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So you have just picked up your first light or you have had one light for a while now, and you are wondering what more you can create with just that one light. Well, you can create loads. I see many post/comments from photographers saying they can’t do this or ...

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I’m a Wrong-Way Photographer

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My name is Brian Carey, and I’m a photographer in St John’s Newfoundland Canada. I’m like a lot of photographers in that I like to compliment my professional work with something personal, something I can connect with. My landscape and seascape photography helps me connect with the environment around me ...

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Creating Your Own Assignments in Street Photography

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Street photography is one of the best ways to exercise and train your eye for application to photojournalism projects. I’ve written before about the way I apply the techniques and style from my street photography to my set stills and BTS as well as my long term fashion BTS project ...

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The Winning Photos of the 2019 Wet Plate Competition

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Modern Collodion has just announced the winners of the 2019 Wet Plate Competition, the second annual contest for wet plate collodion photographers around the world after launching last year. This year, over 220 photos were submitted by 90 photographers based in 19 different countries. The judges, Michael Godek, Giles Clement, ...

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3 Essential Tips for Landscape Photography

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Before a presentation we did during a bad-weather day on a photography workshop I co-guided in Northern Norway, I was asked to give my best advice for landscape photographers. I wanted to talk about some slightly different topics rather than repeating standard tips such as “straighten the horizon,” “use f/11,” ...

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