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Inside the Mind of Street Photographer Alan Schaller

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“Streets in Mind” is a new short film by SmugMug Films that looks at the life and work of London-based street photographer Alan Schaller. Walking the streets of NYC, Schaller offers thoughts and insights on shooting street photos in major cities. Schaller is the co-founder of Street Photography International and ...

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Why Do I Hate My Portrait Photography?

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Portraiture has never been a genre that resonated with me as a creator, which is odd because there are many examples of portraiture that I enjoy, and I’d absolutely love to be able to create meaningful portraits of people in the same way that I feel I’m able to create ...

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This Proposal Photo Was Shot Using a Drone

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When two of his good friends got engaged, photographer Mike Soulopulos flew his drone above them and got this creative proposal photo that captures the couple in a romantic shadow. “There was no scouting or planning involved with this photo,” Soulopulos tells PetaPixel. “I just had a shot drawn out ...

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The Art of Seeing as a Photographer

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When I look back at my journey as a wildlife photographer especially as I scroll through my images on my editing screen a few things become apparent. Firstly, most of my pictures were either action or close up portrait, and secondly, the editing was awful. Editing is an essential skill ...

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Why I Share My Contact Sheets

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One of the major shortcomings of sharing work online, especially on social media, is that it is often a highlight reel of incredible work. That’s not a bad thing if your only goal is to enjoy work, but for people looking to learn, it can offer some unrealistic expectations. One ...

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