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These photos of jumping squirrels with nuts will put a huge smile on your face

Can you ever get enough of photos of cute animals? I know, me neither. Belgium-based wildlife photographer Niki Colemont has shared with us a collection of squirrel photos that will make you smile. If you’ve had a rough day (or even if you didn’t), these cute jumping squirrels Niki photographed will make it better. Niki […]

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Take better portrait photos with these ten tips

  I believe that there’s no such thing as an instant improvement when it comes to skills. You should practice and learn and gradually become better and better at what you do. Still, if you’re new at something, it’s good to have a checklist that will help you focus on what’s important for achieving good […]

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This photographer is using video games to teach photo composition

Game screenshots are common and popular on social media, and have been a thing ever since streamers started streaming. I’ve never been a big fan of calling “video game photography” photography (they’re still just screenshots), but they can still be a valuable teaching aid when it comes to things like composition and lighting (depending on […]

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Cinematic lens-flare filter comparison

Clearer, sharper, brighter! In recent years, we’ve spent a lot of money investing in expensive camera tech and lenses that produce flawless and crystal-clear imagery (ironically, that’s a dated expression given that we actually want images to be a lot clearer than crystal). But, is it really necessary? Do we really need to remove all […]

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Learn to understand the “rules” so you know when and how to break them

Photography is packed so full of “rules”. Well, they’re more like guidelines, really. But the “rules” seem to tear photographers up into two camps. The first wants everybody to strictly adhere to them and the second wants to shoot whatever and however they like. There’s nothing wrong with either approach, really, but the two are […]

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The problem with “Fix it in post” and “Get it right in the camera”

It’s time we put some updated sensibilities’ behind the statements “fix it in post” and “getting it right in the camera”. A few people mentioned these phrases to me recently and honestly, I was surprised to hear how they interpreted the meaning behind them.  I was even more surprised and disappointed when I posted the […]

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Visit the secret life of birds with 2021 Bird Photographer of the Year finalists

Bird Photographer of the Year is one of those contests that give us an insight into the fascinating and versatile world of animals. In this contest’s case, it’s obviously the birds. I personally love all feathery creatures, so I’m happy to share with you today the finalists of the 2021 WPOTY contest. The World Photographer […]

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How to take striking and intoxicating photos, Anton Corbijn style

If you’ve listened to Depeche Mode, U2, or Joy Division, chances are that you’re also a fan of Anton Corbijn. Dutch photographer, film, and music video director is among the most popular music photographers of today. I personally am a big fan of his unique style, and if you are too, this video is perfect […]

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