Color of Ramadan: An Incredibly Difficult Photo Project

Behind the sceens story to these stunning pictures.

What attracts you to creative conceptual work like in Colors of Ramadan?

I think because it’s super hard, I like to I challenge myself so bad sometimes that the results are not really as expected.

Sebastião Salgado’s Advice For Young Photographers Today

A brief history of Sebastião start in photography and philosophy.

Sebastião Salgado’s is a true inspiration, whenever he has something to say people should listen. Great advice in here for all photographers.

  Photo by Kevin Scanlon

Photo by Kevin Scanlon

If you’re young and have the time, go and study. Study anthropology, sociology, economy, geopolitics. Study so that you’re actually able to understand what you’re photographing. What you can photograph and what you should photograph.

12 Steps to Successfully Promote your Photography on Instagram

Instagram, love it or hate it understanding how to exploit it for your own photos can only be a good thing!

300 million is a big, big number. It can seem overwhelming, but it’s a great tool to not only create community, but also to become a better photographer. So how do you create a presence for yourself in all that noise?

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Author: Robin Ryan


Stunning first shots from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

It is that time of the year again and this year the photos are better than ever, check out some of the submissions so far.

 Ice cave at the Vatnajokull Glacier in Iceland.
An open call for single images, the annual competition will accept submissions from now until June 30. But the bar has already been set high

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Author: Caitlin Hu

 


This 365-Gigapixel Monster is the World's Largest Panorama

Pesonally I love large images and this really does bring us to the next level. Filippo Blengini took 70,000 photos over 35 hours period and over 2 months of post processing to produce this beautiful panorama of Mont Blanc.

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The astonishing majesty of this impressive white giant is too wide to be represented either in words or images.
You have to be there to feel it. But now, you can grab that rarefied atmosphere through the highest resolution panorama ever made

How I Make Money as a Travel Photographer in 2015

"No not me unfortunately, I am still starting out on my journey!" - Martin

This is a revealing interview with Brendan van Son, 30, who for the last 5+ years has been a successful travel journalist.  Here he shares how he lives, works and makes his living as a successful travel photographer today. 

In general, I abide by what I call “The Octopus” approach to income generation. After 2 years trying to make it in traditional journalism, I realized that as a freelancer you need to try to have your hands in as many different pots as possible to survive.

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Author: Brendan van Son



How Nicholas Goodden a London Photographer Got 70,000 Followers on Twitter

Creating an audience is a fundamental part of you photography business and twitter should be part of all photographers strategies. In this interview Nicholas Goodden shares how he established his audience

We’ve gone past the days of sales techniques where you cold call people and you twist people’s arm to come and see what you’re doing. You’ve got to dig a little bit fur- ther and make people first like you and trust you, and people think of you as someone who actually knows what he’s talking about. That’s what I try and do.

The Story Behind That Picture: "How to Win Photo Competitions"

Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator and photo competition judge. Here Thorsten shares his advice on winning photo competetions.

  Winner of the   Maybank Photogarhy Awards   2012, by Muhamad Seleh Bin Dollah

Winner of the Maybank Photogarhy Awards 2012, by Muhamad Seleh Bin Dollah

So, each photo competition has it’s own soul and style. Just like people have different tastes, photo competitions have different tastes.

The first and obvious question in deciding to participate in one or the other competition to ask is:

“Do I have some images in a style that would fit in?”

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Author: Thorsten Overgaard


Sebastião Salgado: The silent drama of photography

One of my greatest photographic inspirations is Sebastião Salgado. I love his large scale photographs and long term projects that I find genuinely moving. He is one of the best living photo journalists of our age.

Here, he tells a deeply personal story of the craft that nearly killed him, and shows breathtaking images from his latest work, Genesis, which documents the world's forgotten people and places.

Although from a few years ago this is one not to be missed.

Economics PhD Sebastião Salgado only took up photography in his 30s, but the discipline became an obsession. His years-long projects beautifully capture the human side of a global story that all too often involves death, destruction or decay.

Interview with Sebastião Salgado at TED

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Krystle Wright on Telling Stories with Your Adventure Photography

Using her breadth of knowledge of photojournalism from her Agence France-Presse and Sunday Telegraph newspaper days, Krystle’s images weave together, depicting the full experience of what it’s like to be exploring different lands

I refused to wait for someone to come knocking on my door as I knew I needed to create opportunities for my work. The beauty about expeditions is that they are unique trips that provide incredible opportunities for different imagery and I am the only photographer there.

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Author: Sarah Jacons



A Passion for Africa: Interview with Award-Winning Wildlife Photog Morkel Erasmus

Morkel Erasmus is an award-winning wildlife photographer based out of South Africa. He has an abiding passion for his country and its animals, which comes out in his beautiful photography that is perhaps best described as ‘intimate'.

I love working in monochrome as it just adds a timeless mood to wildlife photography. It forces our colour-weary eyes (bombared with Technicolor TV and vibrant printed advertisements and billboards all day) to focus back to the basics of form, line, texture, light and mood.