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Shooting Grassroots-Level Auto Racing

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The state of Wisconsin has some of the most storied and exciting short tracks in the United States, and I grew up attending many of them. I watched the greats of ASA and ARTGO battle on tracks like Madison International, Slinger Speedway and WIR. Witnessing wheelmen like Mike Eddy, Lowell ...

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11 Tips and Tricks for Shooting Drone Photos

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Drone photography is all the rage right now. It’s not just for amazing aerial films, but also for great stills from a unique perspective. In this 5-minute film, COOPH gives 11 great tips for improving your drone photos. It’s the simple things, like looking for symmetry in the scene below your camera, ...

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Photographer Captures San Francisco Sights as Shapes

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Photographer Burton Rast has just completed a new project titled, The Shapes of San Francisco. He spent 100 days exploring SF and shooting one photo per day of the city’s most popular and photographed sights, but “in a unique way.” Each photo focuses on shapes. “When I first relocated from ...

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The First Permanent Photo Exhibition in Space

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Dr. Hersh Chadha is a photographer whose work is literally out of this world. Thanks to a collaboration with printing house Duggal Visual Solutions, Chadha’s work is now whizzing around the Earth on the International Space Station in a permanent photography exhibition. An Indian photographer based in Dubai, Chadha’s “purpose of ...

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Why Photographers Fail

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Recently there has been a spate of very sad, and ultimately defeatist articles decrying the “death of photography.” We have no shortage of examples. Seriously. In all their pain and detailed examples of how the art and business of photography have been “ruined” (their words), I can find little to ...

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Why B&W is Still the Favorite of Street Photographers

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Black-and-white still remains the photographer’s favorite for street photographers, and with very good reason. Where in other genres monochrome has become a niche look, street photography is different. Why does B&W remain the favorite choice of street photographers, and are there logical reasons to go for it? Black-and-white was naturally ...

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This Photographer Turns His Childhood Memories into Photos

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German photographer Thomas Friedrich Schaefer has created Experiential Spaces, a series of photos that are inspired by fragments of his childhood memories of growing up. At the same time, he wants to stimulate the viewers to bring out their own childhood memories too. “I tried to reimagine my first memories ...

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