Photographing objects on pure white background

There are many reasons why you would want to shoot something on a pure white background. Product shots for a catalog or for selling on eBay just look better that way. Another reason is stock photography where the editor will want to take the image and place it over a different background easily.

A Splash of Rose

Nothing could be more fitting than the title “A Splash Of Rose” for this image by Anthony Chang, a student photographer with a brilliant eye for creating the unusual.

A Chance to Win a new Lytro Camera

Bigstock’s library reaches 10 million images and they giving away a Lytro camera to celebrate. In order to participate in the raffle you just need to download images from Bigstock’s collection.

Tips for Great Interior Photographs

Many photographers approach shooting interiors as if they were in a studio or outside. But whether photographing models, landscapes or interiors, there is a methodology which needs to be learned. This article will address those techniques in order help you make better interior photographs.

Awkward Stock Photos from Shutterstock

Anyone can sell images through microstock agencies, and is free to take photos on any subject. But some photographers take it too far.

Night Photography for the Beginner

The thought of photographing at night may be quite daunting for the beginner, yet it is the best way to learn more about f-stops, shutter speeds, and exposure because the camera will produce more contrasting results and the photographer increases awareness and understanding of photography as well as the camera.

Martin Stranka

Martin Stranka is a self-taught photographer from Prague, Czech Republic. Martin has received numerous awards for his work and has exhibited his images around the world. His extraordinary photographs show the boundary between dreaming and awakening.

Point-and-Shoot: Tips for Great Photos

Point and Shoot: Tips for Taking Fabulous Photos With Any Camera

Whether you have a $10,000 camera or a $10 disposable point and shoot, fabulous photos are always possible. Here are some tips to take frame-worthy photos with any camera:

The How, When and Why of Model Releases

Whether you are a professional photographer or a hobbyist, it is important to follow several guidelines when working with models. It is also imperative for a photographer to have a clear understanding of what the word model means;

Marketing Your Photography

Photographers who are interested in selling their work face a challenge, but it is one that can ultimately be very rewarding. The first step towards selling prints is to learn how to most appropriately market them. Although this can vary a bit in different areas, the basics are the same and apply to everyone in the art world.

Dali Atomicus by Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman entered the world by way of Riga on May 2, 1906. Educated in Germany, Philippe was just 15 years of age when he captured his first photographs and was quickly taken by the art of photography.

Managing Mayhem: Survival Guide for a Wedding Shoot

Part II

Now that you’ve mastered the preparation process for a wedding shoot in part 1 of Managing Mayhem: Survival Guide for a Wedding Shoot, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty of the special day. In part 2, we will discuss how to handle the challenges of wedding day chaos.

Managing Mayhem: Survival Guide for a Wedding Shoot

Part I

A wedding is one of those occasions in life that must be captured with photos. When a couple entrusts you to photograph their special day, it’s quite an honor.

Getting Started with Macro-Photography

Many amateur and seasoned photographers eventually find their way into macro photography. Because of its presentation, it often looks too difficult to master. But with a little trial and error, any artist can be a brilliant macro photographer. Just like shooting sports, wildlife, weddings, and other areas, it requires a bit of experimentation to get comfortable.

Portraits by Lee Jeffries

Lee Jeffries lives in Manchester in the United Kingdom. He began his career in sports photography but now, many of his models are homeless people that he has met in Europe and in the United States.

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