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Photographing a Bullet Train Leaving a Tunnel at 190mph


Want a challenge to test your shutter finger reaction time as a photographer? Try capturing a bullet train zooming out of a tunnel up close. That’s what Japanese photographer Kunihiko Tsuji demonstrates does in the video above. The video is a 2009 episode of Begin Japanology on the subject of ...

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On Leaving My Flashes at Home for a Portrait Shoot


It started as a regular booking inquiry from a client. They wanted to book me for an engagement shoot a month before their wedding. The destination was decided (the Port of Jaffa), and the time was set (an hour before sunset). I always make sure to coordinate clothing options with ...

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You Don’t Need a New Camera


Recently I worked on an image of the sand dunes of the Namib. I had woke while it was still dark and made my way to the desert, each foot sinking into the sand as I battled the dunes. Morning had just broken by the time I got my camera ...

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15 Hours Inside a Small Photo Blind


Everything outside the small photo blind is silent except for the two ravens perched on the top of a dead tree cawing and a few flies quietly buzzing around. I’ve mounted the 500mm lens on the camera and pointed it towards the pine trees far away. My huge, directional Sennheiser ...

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Ride Along: Photographing a Protest in Los Angeles


My name is Jayrol San Jose, and I am a photojournalist based in Los Angeles. I’m a professional photographer, but being new to journalism, I’ve found that covering protests is a great place to start. I’ve covered around 25 protests this year in the Los Angeles area. This one, in ...

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Photography Saved My Life


I’m going to start from the beginning. I didn’t have a bad upbringing. My parents worked hard for our family and always provided for me and my sister. They taught us right from wrong, how to be kind, loving and caring. We weren’t rich, but we never ever went without. ...

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