If Instagram’s recent incentive had you to get off TikTok and post Reels instead, TikTok now has a counteroffer. Its new program, TikTok Pulse, is created to share ad revenue with creators. And we’re speaking of a fair split: 50 percent of earnings will go to the platform, and the creators will get to keep the other 50 percent.
Here comes a quick, easy tip on something you can try in your kitchen with a macro lens.
Yesterday as I was doing the dishes, the water stream hit an egg cup and bounced up in a concentrated jet, splashing water up all over me. We have all been there, and we all hate when it happens. But this time, the macro photography lover in me noticed that the structure of the jet that splashed up from the egg cup actually looked pretty interesting!
In both our life and our creative journey we’ll deal with all sorts of challenges, obstacles, and questions. But both of them could come down basically to two phases: “the morning” and “the afternoon.” Building upon Carl. G. Jung’s theory, Sean Tucker explains how our creative journey can be divided into these two phases and why it’s important to recognize and enjoy both of them.
Whether we like it or not, Instagram is still one of the best places for creators to showcase their work. Whether it’s photography, video, or any other kind of creative work, you’ll find many creatives on this platform. I’m one of them, sharing my articles and recipes, and I used to manage a YouTuber’s profile. And as both a creative and a regular user of Instagram, I’ve noticed some things that I find extremely annoying across all the profiles I manage. I want to address them in this article, and I can only hope that at least some of them will change with time.
If you’ve been shooting for a while, you know that there are so many locations that are challenging to say the least. They can be too chaotic, dirty, ugly, or just plain boring. But hey, that doesn’t mean you can’t take great photos even in these places. In this video, Evan Ranft gives you four simple, but effective tips that will help you take creative photos even in the most boring locations.
This period isn’t easy for anyone. Professional photographers are struggling with the implications of being on lockdown and suddenly having to stop all work from one day to the next. Hobbyist photographers may be in a similar situation with jobs, children and household duties all being juggled in an unprecedented dance that is completely new and unknown. Learning new techniques may be the furthest thing from your mind.
But what if we embraced this crazy, blurry, out-of-focus time and created something that perfectly reflects how we feel right now?
There are so many things that we can do at home while in isolation. But there are also many that we can’t, and skiing is certainly one of them. Or is it? Photographer and filmmaker Philipp Klein Herrero found a way to ski in his living room. Well, sort of. In his humorous and entertaining stop motion video, Philipp goes freeride skiing without even leaving home.
Combining photography and kitchen? Yes, please! I love spending time in my kitchen experimenting with food as much as I love taking photos of it. Well, Marc Klaus has “cooked” beautiful portraits in his kitchen using some of the items that we usually use to prepare food. In this video, he’ll show you how to use stuff from your kitchen to take some creative portraits at home.
If you ask me, there are so many great things about being a photographer. After all, I wouldn’t have stuck with it for over a decade if this weren’t the case. In this video from Weekly Imogen, you’ll hear six of the best things about being a photographer, and I added four more. Do these make it to the top of your list too?