Brett Abernethy had intended to capture some beautiful shots of the Northern Lights from Banff National Park, but what he got instead sent him into viral fame. Here’s how Brett got this once-in-a-lifetime shot of a fireball meteorite.
Are These Images Paintings or Photos? Blurring the Lines with Carl Carieo Crenshaw
We, as photographers and creative individuals in general, tend to neglect ourselves creatively; we need to take more pictures of ourselves showcasing the hidden beauty behind the lens.
Recognize Limitations and Challenge Yourself More in Your Art with Grant Legan
Grant Legan has shot for GQ, J. Crew, and Coach, making him a fashionable forerunner among today’s most prolific traveling visual storytellers. We discuss the differences between the creative community in LA and Chicago, and his next career move.
How to “Pre-program” Dreams to Develop a Concept with Felix Hernandez
Felix Hernandez creates imaginative photos inspired by his “pre-programmed” dreams. He believes great images are not created with great gear, but with great imagination, and explains how he dreams up his ideas.
What Portrait Photographer Rodney Avo Carries in His Camera Bag
Rodney ‘Avo’ Omeokachie is freelance commercial photographer and creative consultant from Nigeria. He shoots a variety of genres, but focuses on a mastery of portraiture. Here’s a look at what gear he uses to capture his unique and vibrant portraits.
How Lindsay Adler Became One of the World’s Top Fashion Photographers
Lindsay Adler’s work has been featured in dozens of popular international fashion and photography magazines. In our interview, Lindsay shares some seriously useful marketing advice to help others start their own successful photography business.
Boldness – Your X Factor
Being bold is not just about facing and managing physical risks, it embraces our approach to what we do each day. And, as Einstein counselled, an endless repetition of your daily grind does not guarantee success.
Three Life Periods Any Artist Undergoes
Artists contend with a constant feeling that they can do and make something better. On the one hand, this seems devastating, as a person never feels satisfied with the results. On the other hand, this can serve as an opportunity for self-improvement.
How to Pull Off High-Production, Professional Photoshoots on the Cheap with Kate Woodman
Kate Woodman defines her style as cinematic conceptual photography. While most of her paid commissions are in fashion and portraiture, Kate hesitates to identify as a fashion photographer. She’s less interested in fashion trends and more interested in telling a story.
Asking With Intent: Requesting Critique the Law and Order Way
Do you want cheerleading or honest, constructive criticism? Here’s a better way to get honest feedback from viewers and what to do with whatever you learn.
Mediocrity, Mastery and the Mindset that Separates Them Both
Everyone’s journey to mastery is different, but the idea is the same: if you’re good at something, get better and stop making excuses.
The Same Mistake Twice
The great documentary photographer Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) said “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” It can also teach you a thing or two about how to use your mistakes as stepping stones to better photography.