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30 Cool Pictures of Snails

Snails can be found all over world, from deserts and forests to the deepest parts of the ocean. Despite being so common, they can be fascinating subjects to watch and photograph. Here are some ideas for getting cool photos next time you come across an unassuming snail. Inspiration for Great Photos of Snails Get down […] The post 30 Cool Pictures of...

The Past and Future of Stock Photography

In recent years, stock photography has become a contentious topic among professional photographers. Some professionals have embraced the industry, viewing it as an opportunity to make money. Others are less optimistic about the industry, as it makes licensing photos as cheap as possible, devaluing the hard work and creativity of photographers. But there’s...

Historical Photos of Child Labor by Lewis Wickes Hine

Historical photographers like Lewis Wickes Hine can be a huge inspiration for photographers wanting to make a difference in the world. Even though they took photos long before digital cameras hit the market, their images, techniques, and integrity can help guide photographers even today. Though Hine was never famous in his time, his work was […] The...

45 Amazing Pictures of Lightning

Lightning can be a thrilling subject to shoot. Like all extreme weather, lightning storms have immense power that’s intimidating but also beautiful to capture in a photo. Because lightning is so unpredictable, shooting it can feel like an adventure. But this unpredictability is also why you should be extra careful when photographing lightning. If you’re...

40 Lovely Butterfly Images

Like any insect, butterflies are an excellent subject for macro photography. They have tiny details and interesting textures you can focus on. But unlike many insects, butterflies are also great subjects from far away. Thanks to their vibrant colors, butterflies stand out even from a distance, so you can get beautiful photos of them regardless […] ...

Beautiful Pictures of Earth from Space

Earth is a beautiful, dynamic “blue marble,” and satellites like the Suomi NPP capture images of it multiple times a day. Thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, we can view many of these awe-inspiring pictures online. In this post, we’ve put together some gorgeous pictures of Earth from space, […] The post Beautiful...

35 Great Examples of Tilt-Shift Photography

Tilt-shift photography is often used to make subjects look tiny, like toys instead of full-size people or objects. But actually, the tilt-shift technique is useful in ways beyond simply making a subject look miniature. For example, you can use a tilt-shift lens to create perfect panoramas, maximize depth of field, and get perspective control (making...

Quarantine Through Glass: Creative Portraits by Caroline White

Photographers in nearly all genres have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, we featured the work of Dániel Horváth, who’s dealt with the sudden drop in work by photographing the empty streets of his home city, Budapest. This week, we’re highlighting the creativity of Caroline White, a portrait photographer in Los Angeles […] The...

Empty Streets – Surreal Photos of Budapest, Hungary by Dániel Horváth

The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on the work of professional photographers around the world. For many, the pandemic has led to a sudden drop in clients and work. At the very least, they’ve had to change their workflow or focus, pivoting to a different genre or approach to their career. For Dániel […] The post Empty Streets – Surreal...

45 Excellent Pictures of Eggs

Eggs have been a popular subject in art for centuries. They carry symbolic meaning, representing ideas like hope, fertility, and new life. In some cultures, they also represent wealth or luck. But besides their symbolic power, eggs are a fantastic subject because they’re simple. Their smoothness and symmetry (when unbroken) make them well-suited to...

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