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8 Outdoor Photographers You Should Know

8 Outdoor Photographers You Should Know
Outdoor photography is a powerful medium. It can capture incredible natural locations many people don’t get to see in person. It can enact policy change to preserve the great outdoors. And it can remind us of everything there is to be thankful for. While there are some big names that everyone knows – the Ansel Adamses of the world – there are plenty more who are doing incredible work in the genres of outdoor and landscape photography....

Print Photography: The Best Places for Enthusiasts and Pros to Print Online

Print Photography: The Best Places for Enthusiasts and Pros to Print Online
Sure, you can just go down the street with an SD card and pick up your favorite photos from the local drugstore or super-center an hour later, but that’s kind of like putting a $50 lens on a $2,000 camera. All print photography isn’t equal — the quality of the images you receive back differs based on where you are printing photos. For that reason......

Back to School Pictures: Creative Ways to Document Your Kids Through the Years

Back to School Pictures: Creative Ways to Document Your Kids Through the Years
It’s that time of year again – your little ones are heading back to school to be reunited with friends, teachers and the playground! Whether it’s the first day of kindergarten or the final day of high school, every year is a special occasion....

Fujifilm XT3 – preview

Fujifilm XT3 – preview
The Fujifilm X-T3 is a high-end mirrorless camera with a 26 Megapixel APSC-sized sensor shoots 4k video at 60p has embedded phase-detect autofocus, a large detailed electronic viewfinder and tilting touchscreen packed into their traditional retro-styled body. The X-T3 release reveals......

Canon EOS R - Pros and Cons

Canon EOS R - Pros and Cons
A quick Pro vs Con perspective on the Canon EOS R camera announcement!  But first, lets review who Canon was targeting with this product release, spec highlights and touch on......

4 Food Photography Tips from a New York Times Food Photographer

4 Food Photography Tips from a New York Times Food Photographer
The ubiquity of Instagram and other photo-sharing apps has brought new attention to the medium of food photography, making it more accessible and popular than ever. But not all pictures of food are created equal......

5 Ways Modern Photographers Can Find Inspiration in Classic Art

5 Ways Modern Photographers Can Find Inspiration in Classic Art
Photography’s 200 year history is brief compared to the vast and varied past of other mediums such as painting and sculpture. Yet many of the techniques photographers use now came from before the first camera was invented, from Rembrandt lighting to compositional “rules.” ...

Nikon releases the D3500 digital SLR camera

Nikon releases the D3500 digital SLR camera
An entry-level model that makes it easy to share impressive photos using a smart device......

How to Understand Photography Exposure to Unleash Your Creativity

How to Understand Photography Exposure to Unleash Your Creativity
You have your subject, you have your digital camera, and you want to take complete control over your photograph with the correct exposure. Whether you’re shooting portrait or landscape photography, understanding exposure is critical......

Unboxing Nikon Z7 - Photographers' Reactions!

Unboxing Nikon Z7 - Photographers' Reactions!
Today and handful of Nikon Ambassadors and pro photographers got their hands on the new Nikon Z series and they captured reactions unboxing the new full-frame mirrorless Nikon cameras for all to enjoy....

Posing Tips Every Photographer Needs to Know

Posing Tips Every Photographer Needs to Know
It’s simple – to be a glamour, portrait, boudoir or wedding photographer who has a living, breathing subject, you need to pay attention to the posing tips you’re giving your clients. It’s more than just telling people how and where to stand. The recipe for success......

DJI Introduces Mavic 2 Pro And Mavic 2 Zoom: New Camera Drones

DJI Introduces Mavic 2 Pro And Mavic 2 Zoom: New Camera Drones
DJI, the world's leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today introduced a new era for camera drones with two additions to its iconic Mavic series: Mavic 2 Pro, the world's first drone with an integrated Hasselblad camera, and Mavic 2 Zoom, the world's first foldable consumer drone with optical zoom capability....
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How to Understand Photography Exposure to Unleash Your Creativity

How to Understand Photography Exposure to Unleash Your Creativity
You have your subject, you have your digital camera, and you want to take complete control over your photograph with the correct exposure. Whether you’re shooting portrait or landscape photography, understanding exposure is critical......

Model Photography Tips from a DIY Fashion Photographer

Model Photography Tips from a DIY Fashion Photographer
Bringing your vision to life as a professional photographer generally requires more than you, a Canon or Nikon camera and a photo session. You need a subject – and, if you’re a lifestyle or fashion photographer, that subject is often a real model. ...

Meet the Daily Focus App: Your Answer to Mastering Photography in 10 Minutes a Day

Meet the Daily Focus App: Your Answer to Mastering Photography in 10 Minutes a Day
CreativeLive is thrilled to announce the launch of our newest app, Daily Focus, that aims to improve your photography skills in less than ten minutes a day. If you’ve been wanting to learn or advance your photography but haven’t found the time, look no further. ...

8 Beach Photography Tips For Unique Summer Shots

8 Beach Photography Tips For Unique Summer Shots
Popular summer destinations are ripe with creative possibilities — and bursting with overdone clichés. The sun, sand, and waves make the beach one of those great places. Photographing the beach means balancing between shooting the image that everyone has already seen......

Beginner Photography Tips For Better Composition and Framing

Beginner Photography Tips For Better Composition and Framing
Subtle changes in how you frame and compose the subject in your digital photography can make a huge difference in the overall quality of your shot and quickly make a good photo better. During his Nature and Landscape Photography class, John Greengo offered up seven easy beginner photography tips for better framing — and great photos. ...

CreativeLive Turns 8! A Look Back at Our Top Classes

CreativeLive Turns 8! A Look Back at Our Top Classes
CreativeLive recently turned 8 years old and they're celebrating by taking a stroll down memory lane! They highlighted (and discounted!) the top class from each year since our very first in 2010. ...

The Hidden Challenges of Digital Photography with Michael Clark

The Hidden Challenges of Digital Photography with Michael Clark
Digital photography seems so easy, and in some respects it is. Point, shoot, view the result, correct issues and shoot again. But for those who want to take their digital photography up a notch, capturing the image is just the start of the workflow process. Exposing an image......

What Everyone Should Know About Color Theory

What Everyone Should Know About Color Theory
Anyone who creates images needs to work with color, whether you’re a designer, illustrator, or photographer. Think about how you work with color–recognize yourself in any of the following? ...

The Best Setup for Dodging and Burning Your Images — Non-Destructively

The Best Setup for Dodging and Burning Your Images — Non-Destructively
Dodging and burning is a photo editing and retouching technique as old as the darkroom itself, but bring the process of lightening and darkening small, specific portions into the digital realm......

How to Whiten Teeth in Photoshop – Video Tutorial with Ben Willmore

How to Whiten Teeth in Photoshop – Video Tutorial with Ben Willmore
Yellow teeth are a common problem in portraits — sometimes the lighting can even make them appear more yellow in photos than they do in person. Thankfully, Photoshop has a few good tools......

4 Ways To Improve Your Outdoor and Nature Photography Skills During Your Next Hike

How to Replace Colors in Photoshop: Video Tutorial with Ben Willmore

How to Replace Colors in Photoshop: Video Tutorial with Ben Willmore
Color is a powerful tool inside any art, but photographers are limited to just the colors they see — or are they? Using Photoshop, it’s easy to swap out one color for another, say, to turn a red car blue. Replacing colors......
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5 Ways Modern Photographers Can Find Inspiration in Classic Art

5 Ways Modern Photographers Can Find Inspiration in Classic Art
Photography’s 200 year history is brief compared to the vast and varied past of other mediums such as painting and sculpture. Yet many of the techniques photographers use now came from before the first camera was invented, from Rembrandt lighting to compositional “rules.” ...

The Intersection of Art & Business with Joe Gebbia on Chase Jarvis LIVE

The Intersection of Art & Business with Joe Gebbia on Chase Jarvis LIVE
Pushing past “no.” Anyone who wants to be a creator or entrepreneur is going to hear this word so, so, so many times – but the key isn’t to simply ignore it, but to unpack it and understand how to get past it in a deliberate, thoughtful and strategic way....

Joe McNally’s Photoshoot at The Top of The World: Watch What it Takes to Get The Shot

Joe McNally’s Photoshoot at The Top of The World: Watch What it Takes to Get The Shot
What if I don’t get the shot? Climbing to the top of the tallest building in the world is a once in a lifetime opportunity......

Creative Photo Challenge No. 4 – High-Key Portraits (w/ DIY Softbox)

Creative Photo Challenge No. 4 – High-Key Portraits (w/ DIY Softbox)
Soft Boxes can create a beautiful glowing light, but you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get one! Achieve the same look with items you have laying around the house too. In this challenge, Lindsay......

Featured Member: Tracy Anderson

Featured Member: Tracy Anderson
Tracy Anderson does a wonderful job of creating intimacy between the viewer and subject. Sometimes this is achieved with a piercing gaze directly into the camera's......

Featured Member: Alfredo Machado

Featured Member: Alfredo Machado
My interest in photography started when I was 10 and my parents gifted me a Brownie box camera in the late 1950's. Over the years, my interest continued and I always had a camera on hand, shooting slide and print film of anything that caught my eye. My passion for photography truly took off with the advent of digital and my first digital camera a......

Photographers Guide to Nepal

Photographers Guide to Nepal
Nepal is well known as a photographer's paradise. Ancient temples worn down by time, bustling marketplaces full of life and color, vibrant religious festivals and, of course, spectacular mountain views....
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Nikon introduces the new Nikon Z mount system, and releases two full-frame mirrorless cameras: the Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6

Nikon introduces the new Nikon Z mount system, and releases two full-frame mirrorless cameras: the Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6
Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the full-frame, Nikon FX-format mirrorless cameras Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6, as well as NIKKOR Z lenses, featuring a new, larger-diameter mount....

EISA Awards - Best Cameras of the Year

EISA Awards - Best Cameras of the Year
EISA started in 1982 when the editors-in-chief from five European photo magazines came together to select “The Camera of the Year” for the first time. EISA is the unique association of 53 special interest magazines from 25 countries. Lets get right to their choices for Best Camera by class of 2018-2019!...

Tamron Announces the Smallest, Lightest Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens in its Class

Tamron Announces the Smallest, Lightest Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens in its Class
Tamron announces the launch of a new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, the 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037), for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras. ...

10 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Camera

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A "Fast Start" is a thorough course taught by well known industry professionals on the camera you have already purchased or are considering buying. These courses are built in easy to consume bite sized lessons on the camera features, advantages and benefits and whats best - it gives you a leg up on "how to get the most of your camera"!...

Nikon D850 announcement - coming soon!

Nikon D850 announcement - coming soon!
The question we're all asking is...is this merely just a full frame version of the D500 or is there other technology baked into this camera that would make it a game changer as many suspect there is?...
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4 Food Photography Tips from a New York Times Food Photographer

4 Food Photography Tips from a New York Times Food Photographer
The ubiquity of Instagram and other photo-sharing apps has brought new attention to the medium of food photography, making it more accessible and popular than ever. But not all pictures of food are created equal......

5 Tips to Marketing Your Portrait Photography Business

5 Tips to Marketing Your Portrait Photography Business
You started your portrait photography business, but how do you find your clients and how do your dream clients find you? Well, there is no magic trick or easy answer. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication. It also requires you to take a step back and focus on who you want as a client......

How to Start a Photography Business

How to Start a Photography Business
You’ve decided to do it. You’re going to purchase a ticket to the crazy roller coaster of starting your own photography business. Maybe you’re tired of working for “the man” or maybe you’re straight out of school ......

5 Golden Rules To Attract The Right Clients And Grow Your Business

5 Golden Rules To Attract The Right Clients And Grow Your Business
If you’re a business owner, consultant, or freelancer, you’ve undoubtedly been through the struggle of trying to grow your business without breaking the bank. In fact, chances are, the desire to acquire more clients, sell higher value services, or ship more products will consistently be part of your business plan. And it should be!...

How to Become a Creative Entrepreneur

How to Become a Creative Entrepreneur
What does it mean to be a creative entrepreneur? If you work in a creative field—photography, writing, design, film, music, etc—and you are self-employed, running a business where you have clients who pay for your creative talents, whether in the form of a service or a product, then you can call yourself a creative entrepreneur....

The Business of Photography 101

The Business of Photography 101
People are often compelled to start a photography business simply because they love to create images. If this sounds familiar, you know you can save yourself precious time, heartache and likely thousands of dollars by giving your images away for FREE....

3 Things Couples Look for when Hiring a Photographer

3 Things Couples Look for when Hiring a Photographer
When you’re shopping for a particular product (or hiring a photographer), it’s likely you have an idea of what you’re looking for in your mind. When you’re on the other side of the proverbial cash register, what the customer is looking for in your product can seem like a mystery......

How to Dominate Your Local Photography Scene

How to Dominate Your Local Photography Scene
Whether you’re in a big or small town, the local photography scene can be quite competitive. These days, many people are picking up easy-to-use cameras, setting up websites and free social media profiles......

What Equipment Do You Need to Start a Photography Business?

What Equipment Do You Need to Start a Photography Business?
When we talk about starting a photography business, we often talk about portfolios, skill-sets, clients, and all the important aspects of getting yourself off the ground. One extremely important factor often gets overlooked is what equipment is needed to start a photography business? ...

The Intersection of Art & Business with Joe Gebbia on Chase Jarvis LIVE

The Intersection of Art & Business with Joe Gebbia on Chase Jarvis LIVE
Pushing past “no.” Anyone who wants to be a creator or entrepreneur is going to hear this word so, so, so many times – but the key isn’t to simply ignore it, but to unpack it and understand how to get past it in a deliberate, thoughtful and strategic way....

Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Photography Business

Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Photography Business
I got to thinking about a few things I wish I knew before starting my business. Yes, I wish I knew more about the......
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Fujifilm XT3 – preview

Fujifilm XT3 – preview
The Fujifilm X-T3 is a high-end mirrorless camera with a 26 Megapixel APSC-sized sensor shoots 4k video at 60p has embedded phase-detect autofocus, a large detailed electronic viewfinder and tilting touchscreen packed into their traditional retro-styled body. The X-T3 release reveals......

Canon EOS R - Pros and Cons

Canon EOS R - Pros and Cons
A quick Pro vs Con perspective on the Canon EOS R camera announcement!  But first, lets review who Canon was targeting with this product release, spec highlights and touch on......

Nikon releases the D3500 digital SLR camera

Nikon releases the D3500 digital SLR camera
An entry-level model that makes it easy to share impressive photos using a smart device......

Unboxing Nikon Z7 - Photographers' Reactions!

Unboxing Nikon Z7 - Photographers' Reactions!
Today and handful of Nikon Ambassadors and pro photographers got their hands on the new Nikon Z series and they captured reactions unboxing the new full-frame mirrorless Nikon cameras for all to enjoy....

DJI Introduces Mavic 2 Pro And Mavic 2 Zoom: New Camera Drones

DJI Introduces Mavic 2 Pro And Mavic 2 Zoom: New Camera Drones
DJI, the world's leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today introduced a new era for camera drones with two additions to its iconic Mavic series: Mavic 2 Pro, the world's first drone with an integrated Hasselblad camera, and Mavic 2 Zoom, the world's first foldable consumer drone with optical zoom capability....

Nikon introduces the new Nikon Z mount system, and releases two full-frame mirrorless cameras: the Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6

Nikon introduces the new Nikon Z mount system, and releases two full-frame mirrorless cameras: the Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6
Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the full-frame, Nikon FX-format mirrorless cameras Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6, as well as NIKKOR Z lenses, featuring a new, larger-diameter mount....

Mirrorless camera teaser by Nikon - Photographers' Impressions

Mirrorless camera teaser by Nikon - Photographers' Impressions
With less than 3 days until official reveal of their long awaited next generation of full-frame Nikon mirrorless camera they continue their  tease series of videos and the latest is “Photographers’ Impresssions” featuring impressions from three photographers that beta tested the camera. ...

EISA Awards - Best Cameras of the Year

EISA Awards - Best Cameras of the Year
EISA started in 1982 when the editors-in-chief from five European photo magazines came together to select “The Camera of the Year” for the first time. EISA is the unique association of 53 special interest magazines from 25 countries. Lets get right to their choices for Best Camera by class of 2018-2019!...

Tamron Announces the Smallest, Lightest Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens in its Class

Tamron Announces the Smallest, Lightest Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens in its Class
Tamron announces the launch of a new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, the 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037), for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras. ...

2017 Solar Eclipse is coming are you ready?

2017 Solar Eclipse is coming are you ready?
Are you ready for the 2017 solar eclipse!? This article will help you get there if you are not ready! ...
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