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Shooting College Football on 35mm Film


I’m sitting in the end zone and Tennessee’s quarterback is ready to throw for a touchdown against Missouri. There are only three frames left on my roll of film and I think to myself, “That’s more than enough.” I could never understand that pressure older photojournalists told me about when ...

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The Best Photo I’ve Ever Taken Was a JPEG


Alright, I don’t know if it’s the best photo I’ve ever taken, but it’s one of my favorites and it’s been the most popular photo I’ve posted recently on Facebook and Instagram. It’s a pretty standard belief in photography that if you’re a serious photographer, you have to shoot RAW. ...

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Learning Photography From a $90.3 Million Painting


Last month, legendary British painter David Hockney‘s 1972 painting titled “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” (shown above) sold for a jaw-dropping $90.3 million, the highest auction price ever for a living artist! The painting depicts a male figure, the pink-jacketed painter, standing at the edge of a ...

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The Clever Street Photography of Alan Burles


Alan Burles started as a art director in the early 1980s. After investing in a Olympus XA 35mm rangefinder, however, Burles started traveling everywhere with a pocket camera. Since 2005, he has been a full-time photographer, and his street photos are filled with clever illusions. “My 20 years in advertising ...

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Making a Splash in Toy Photography


As a toy photographer I am constantly experimenting with new techniques and effects — primarily practical effects, but I won’t hesitate to dive into some digital effects if it helps me tell a story and create the strongest image possible. Some of my more popular images include real liquid splashes, ...

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Lessons From Loupedeck on Making It in the Photo Industry


Over the last few years, the photography industry has been growing quite steadily. With the advent of new technologies and price-accessible equipment, more and more people are choosing the photography industry. Smartphones have also played a significant part in the influx of new photographers and creatives. The limited barriers to ...

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