An ocean expedition exploring the depths of the Atlantic Ocean captured a video that looks like a cartoon turned real life. The cartoon is SpongeBob SquarePants, to be exact. The video shows a square yellow sponge and a pink starfish right next to it. Familiar, isn’t it?
Mistakes, mistakes… I love writing about them, and I’ve made my fair share of them and learned something from most. If you’re a landscape photographer and relatively new to this, you should watch this video about mistakes.
Mads Peter Iversen guides you through his shoot at the iconic Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse in Denmark and shares seven mistakes landscape photographers often make when using a wide-angle lens. But also, he’ll teach you how to overcome them and what to do for a better shot.
With the pandemic and all limitations it brought upon us, some photographers turned to video games for shooting alternatives. But is there a career path potential lying in video game photography? Folks at Repair Outlet did a little research to see which games are used for honing photography-related skills. As it turns out, there are plenty of them, and we can even see it become a career in the future.
Unseen Empire has turned one of the largest-ever wildlife camera trap studies into a game using six million photos taken across Southeast Asia. If you’re searching for a phone game that lets you have fun, learn lots of new things, and it has cute animals – search no more, because you’ve just found it.
If you’re the only photographer among your friends and family, chances are they have asked you some things that can be quite annoying. And they’ve asked them more than once. In this video, Justin Mott reflects on three things you can tell a professional photographer to annoy them. I’m not even a pro, but the first one is still super-relatable for me. Let’s see if you can relate as well.
Years ago, simply having a good website was enough for a photographer. Updating your site once every year was okay, and it basically existed as a digital version of your print portfolio. It was not the primary way that potential clients evaluated you. Today, it’s a vastly different landscape. You’re no longer limited to just having a website — or at least you don’t have to be. The internet offers savvy and ambitious photographers dozens of possible avenues to make themselves known to potential clients. To take advantage of them, you need to build your web presence.
Self-promotion is essential to creating an online presence — increasing your visibility and establishing yourself as an authority, expert, ninja, or whatever. After all this time, you finally get to tell the world how great you are!
Most of us rely on our DSLR or mirrorless cameras for photoshoots. Some also take them on causal walks, while others rather rely on their phones or these casual shots. But instead of just using your phone to capture quick snapshots, you can use it to hone your skills. In this video from Adorama, Pye Jirsa talks about how taking photos with your phone can make you a better photographer with your camera.
In this day and age, most of us share our photos online on various platforms. Most of us use Instagram, some can’t get over Flickr (yup, that would be me), and we have and all sorts of online portfolios. Somewhere along the way, the number of views, comments, and likes became one of the measures of our success.
But do we really need to have our work seen to be considered great photographers? Does the number of likes really determine how good we are? Alex of The Photographic Eye talks about this in his recent video and reminds you why it’s important to enjoy the process and believe in yourself regardless of anyone else.
I believe we’ve all seen the iconic image of Buzz Aldrin walking on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Neil Armstrong took it near the leg of the lunar module Eagle, and we can even catch a glimpse of it in the reflection of Aldrin’s visor. Michael Ranger had a fun idea – what if we could see exactly what Aldrin saw while his photo was taken? He took the reflection from the helmet, “unwrapped” it, and fixed the color, so we can now see what the scene looked like from the other side of that lens.