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Trump Assassination Picture: An Iconic Image is Born

Trump Assassination Picture: An Iconic Image is Born

Associated Press photographer Evan Vucci's image of Donald Trump's assassination attempt will likely become one of the landmark images of history. Discover why.

Wed Jul 17 2024

Terrible Beauty: A Critique by Nic Dunlop

Terrible Beauty: A Critique by Nic Dunlop

Photographer and author Nic Dunlop critiques this year's World Press Photo competition. Discover what he believes the foundations of photojournalism should be.

Wed Jun 26 2024

Can Self-Criticism Help You Become a Better Photographer?

Can Self-Criticism Help You Become a Better Photographer?

For many people, criticism, especially self-criticism, can be a difficult thing to master. Read on to discover how using self-criticism in a positive way, can help you improve your photography.

Tue Jun 11 2024

'Civil War' Disappoints as a Film About Photojournalism

'Civil War' Disappoints as a Film About Photojournalism

The 2024 Civil War film missed an opportunity to honestly represent the ethical and philosophical questions that photojournalists in dangerous situations face. Read more.

Tue May 07 2024

5 Ways Social Media has Changed Photography

5 Ways Social Media has Changed Photography

Discover how social media has changed photography. From it becoming easier for photographers to gain a following to making it harder for them to earn a living from their photos.

Thu Apr 25 2024

Ditch the Doubt: 3 Ways to Overcome Imposter Syndrome as a Photographer

Ditch the Doubt: 3 Ways to Overcome Imposter Syndrome as a Photographer

Many photographers experience self-doubt or imposter syndrome at some stage. Read more to discover 3 ways to help you deal with these unhelpful feelings.

Mon Apr 22 2024

The LightRocket and Getty Partnership: What's it about and how does it work?

The LightRocket and Getty Partnership: What's it about and how does it work?

LightRocket has been partnered with Getty Images for about a decade. We often get asked about this partnership and application process. Read more for details.

Wed Apr 17 2024

The Technology That Could Save Authentic Photography in a Post-Truth Age

The Technology That Could Save Authentic Photography in a Post-Truth Age

We live in a post-truth age. We're literally drowning in an ocean of digital data. Find out how future technologies could help preserve authentic photography.

Tue Mar 26 2024

Four Historical Moments Captured by Sports Photographers

Four Historical Moments Captured by Sports Photographers

Discover four times sports photographers captured important historical moments which had a social and political impact off the field. Read more now.

Thu Mar 21 2024

Back to Basics: 3 Reasons Why Using a 50mm Lens Can Help Your Photography Thrive

Back to Basics: 3 Reasons Why Using a 50mm Lens Can Help Your Photography Thrive

Want your photography to thrive? Using a 50mm lens can help you improve your photography skills. Discover these three incredible reasons why! Read more.

Thu Feb 29 2024

3 Famous Kissing Photographs and the Surprising Truth Behind Them

3 Famous Kissing Photographs and the Surprising Truth Behind Them

Discover the surprising truth behind 3 of history's most famous kissing photographs. These backstories offer a different interpretation of the images. Read more today.

Mon Feb 12 2024

Is There Such a Thing as AI Photographs?

Is There Such a Thing as AI Photographs?

Can AI photographs be considered 'photography'? Once photographs were seen as reliable records - nowadays AI images can be created without a camera.

Mon Jan 22 2024

Breathing New Life into Vintage Cameras with I’m Back Film

Breathing New Life into Vintage Cameras with I’m Back Film

I'm Back Film is a new way to bring your vintage camera back to life with a digital film canister. This nifty gadget attaches to almost any existing 35 mm camera and transforms your analogue camera into a digital-analogue hybrid. Read more for details.

Tue Nov 14 2023

Black and White Vs Colour Photography: Award Winning Photojournalist Nic Dunlop shares his thoughts

Black and White Vs Colour Photography: Award Winning Photojournalist Nic Dunlop shares his thoughts

Black and white vs colour photography - We've asked award-winning photojournalist, Nic Dunlop, to share his thoughts.

Tue Oct 10 2023

Selfie Mania: Photography's Quiet Revolution

Selfie Mania: Photography's Quiet Revolution

Taking instant & endless pictures of ourselves (selfies) represents a quiet, yet significant, visual revolution in photography. Find out more!

Mon Sep 04 2023

Where Ethics and Photography Meet: A Closer Look at Kevin Carter

Where Ethics and Photography Meet: A Closer Look at Kevin Carter

Take a closer look at the story of Kevin Carter - how his life and death illutrate the murky waters where ethics and photography meet

Wed Aug 16 2023

Ten Photographs that Changed the World

Ten Photographs that Changed the World

These ten Photographs have embedded themselves in the public consciousness, & have shaped our understanding of photography and the world.

Fri Jul 21 2023

Photojournalism Tips: 4 Reasons Why You Should Only Use One Lens

Photojournalism Tips: 4 Reasons Why You Should Only Use One Lens

Here are four good reasons why you should only use one lens in photojournalism, to increase your chances of creating truly candid images.

Mon Jun 26 2023

Snapping Out of It: Navigating the Challenges of Starting a Photography Hobby

Snapping Out of It: Navigating the Challenges of Starting a Photography Hobby

Find out some of the challenges of starting a photography hobby for beginner photographers. Tyler Mulvaney he shares his experience.

Mon Jun 12 2023

8 Photography Habits You Need to Unlearn

8 Photography Habits You Need to Unlearn

Read on to discover these 8 photography habits that you need to unlearn, to improve your photographic skills

Wed May 24 2023

Globetrotters: A Photographer on Assignment in Peru and Bolivia

Globetrotters: A Photographer on Assignment in Peru and Bolivia

Professional photographer, Carlos Granthon, shares exclusive parts of his experience while photographing on assignment in Peru and Bolivia.

Mon May 08 2023

Generative Artificial Intelligence in Photography Marks the Beginning of a Revolution

Generative Artificial Intelligence in Photography Marks the Beginning of a Revolution

What is the impact of Artificial Intelligence in Photography? Here we look at how art as we know it is about to undergo a transformation.

Mon Apr 24 2023

A Powerful Way to Stay Relevant in an AI-driven World

A Powerful Way to Stay Relevant in an AI-driven World

Discover how a simple but powerful change in persepctive can help to future-proof yourself as a photographer in this AI-driven world.

Tue Mar 28 2023

Ana Batricevic - The Research Photographer

Ana Batricevic - The Research Photographer

Ana Batricevic - The Research Photographer. Full-time researcher Ana, uses photos to make important issues "more interesting and accessible"

Thu Mar 23 2023

11 Inspiring Women Pioneers of Photography You Need to Know

11 Inspiring Women Pioneers of Photography You Need to Know

Women Pioneers of Photography - through their unique vision these female pioneers have helped shape and advance the art of photography

Tue Mar 07 2023

Becoming a Professional Photographer: How to do it and is it worth it?

Becoming a Professional Photographer: How to do it and is it worth it?

What does it mean to be a professional photographer? Find out the ins and outs, and some exclusive tips, to becoming a pro!

Wed Feb 22 2023

Exclusive Photo Editing Tips: The Key to Creating a Striking Portfolio

Exclusive Photo Editing Tips: The Key to Creating a Striking Portfolio

Photo Editing Tips - a large part of the skill involved in being a great photographer actually happens after you press the shutter...

Mon Feb 06 2023

A Useful Marketing Strategy You’ll Want To Help Grow Your Photography Business

A Useful Marketing Strategy You’ll Want To Help Grow Your Photography Business

Grow your ohotography business with this marketing strategy for your photography business. Grow your brand, get online, and get more clients!

Thu Jan 26 2023

Kittiya Pawloski's Controversial Snow Leopard: Is it Fake and Does it Matter?

Kittiya Pawloski's Controversial Snow Leopard: Is it Fake and Does it Matter?

Kittiya Pawloski's Controversial Snow Leopard - Was she wrong present an image that had no relation to what she actually saw?

Fri Jan 13 2023

Three Top Tips on How to Choose the Right Photography Gear at the Right Price

Three Top Tips on How to Choose the Right Photography Gear at the Right Price

Choosing what photography gear to buy, and for how much, can be overwhelming. Here are three top tips on how to choose the best gear for you!

Mon Dec 19 2022

5 Top Tips for Negotiating a Fair Price for Your Photographs

5 Top Tips for Negotiating a Fair Price for Your Photographs

How to negotiate a fair price for your photographs? In the age of free stock photos, remember that your work has real monetary value.

Mon Nov 28 2022

Create a Knockout Photographic Portfolio with These 5 Expert Tips

Create a Knockout Photographic Portfolio with These 5 Expert Tips

Create a Knockout Photographic Portfolio- find out how to create a portfolio to wow any editor in only a few minutes.

Thu Nov 10 2022

Personal Branding: How to Create a Strong Personal Brand as a Photographer

Personal Branding: How to Create a Strong Personal Brand as a Photographer

Personal branding - find out how to create a strong personal brand as a photographer with this expert guide.

Thu Oct 27 2022

Reflections on Covering Thailand's Mass Shooting

Reflections on Covering Thailand's Mass Shooting

Professional photographer, Yvan Cohen, shares his personal reflections on covering Thailand's mass shooting.

Tue Oct 11 2022

6 Interesting Pros and Cons of Smartphones vs Cameras

6 Interesting Pros and Cons of Smartphones vs Cameras

Smartphones vs cameras - which is better? Can they be compared? Find out about 6 interesting pros and cons of using each.

Tue Sep 27 2022

Editorial and Commercial Photography: What's the difference?

Editorial and Commercial Photography: What's the difference?

Confused about editorial and commercial photography? Find out what they are and the things that make them different.

Wed Sep 14 2022

6 Useful Tips To Better Understand Consent in Photography

6 Useful Tips To Better Understand Consent in Photography

Get 6 tips on how to approach consent in photography. Understanding your rights and those of your subjects has never been so crucial.

Fri Aug 26 2022

Nicolas Datiche - A French Photographer in Japan

Nicolas Datiche - A French Photographer in Japan

Nicolas Datiche is a French photographer who has been living and shooting in Japan since 2012. Read more about his life in this interview.

Sun Jul 17 2022

10 Anecdotal Tips for Taking Portraits on Assignment

10 Anecdotal Tips for Taking Portraits on Assignment

These tips for taking portraits on assignment are anecdotes from professional photographer, and one of our Co-Founders, Peter Charlesworth.

Wed Jun 29 2022

Flash Photography: To Flash or Not to Flash

Flash Photography: To Flash or Not to Flash

Flash photography; a dilemma for photographers today - whether to add a flash (strobe) to that already heavy and overloaded camera bag or not.

Mon Jun 13 2022

5 Reasons Why You Need a Photography Website

5 Reasons Why You Need a Photography Website

Find out why having a beautiful, professional looking, photography website is an essential for any aspiring photographer.

Fri Jun 03 2022

5 Reasons to Love Traditional Film Photography

5 Reasons to Love Traditional Film Photography

Digital technology has transformed picture taking but let's look at film photography based on its own merits.

Tue May 10 2022

How photography has shifted our perspective of war

How photography has shifted our perspective of war

War photography has helped educate, create awareness, and shape public perceptions about war throughout history.

Tue Mar 29 2022

Top 10 Portrait Photographers of All Time

Top 10 Portrait Photographers of All Time

Check out the greatest portrait photographers of all time. Learn about their different techniques and styles, or enjoy some inspiration.

Sun Mar 13 2022

Do NFTs Signal a New Future for Stock Photography?

Do NFTs Signal a New Future for Stock Photography?

For years photographers have been complaining about declining fees for stock photography. Could NFTs be the answer to this downward trend?

Sat Feb 12 2022

Are Free Images Killing Photography?

Are Free Images Killing Photography?

While free images on sites like Pexels and Unsplash may seem like the death of photography, hope still exists for professional photographers

Thu Jan 20 2022

Invisible Watermarks: Are They Worth It?

Invisible Watermarks: Are They Worth It?

Invisible watermarks, metadata and NFTs. Find out how photographers can retain their copyright ownership in the digital era.

Tue Dec 21 2021

An Editors' Guide to Hiring Photographers

An Editors' Guide to Hiring Photographers

Need to hire a photographer but are unsure about how best to do so? Check out these 3 golden rules for hiring photographers.

Tue Dec 07 2021

NIKON Releases Z9 - It's New Flagship Camera

NIKON Releases Z9 - It's New Flagship Camera

Amid the usual fanfare, Nikon has released its latest flagship full-frame mirrorless camera, the 47.7-megapixel Z9.

Mon Dec 06 2021

Steve McCurry's Afghan Girl - An Icon Shrouded in Questions

Steve McCurry's Afghan Girl - An Icon Shrouded in Questions

Steve McCurry's image of a 12-year-old Afghan refugee girl, Sharbat Gula, is arguably one of the most iconic portraits of our age.

Mon Nov 22 2021

What are NFTs and 3 Ways they are Disrupting the Photographic Industry

What are NFTs and 3 Ways they are Disrupting the Photographic Industry

In this article we're going to get into what NFTs are, a bit about how they work, and why they're potentially game changing to photographers.

Mon Nov 15 2021

Sony Releases 33 Megapixel A7 IV?

Sony Releases 33 Megapixel A7 IV?

The new Sony Alpha 7 IV camera features many advanced imaging technologies including AF capabilities, an advanced processing engine and more

Tue Nov 09 2021

Craig Ferguson - Pursuing a Passion for Outdoor Photography

Craig Ferguson - Pursuing a Passion for Outdoor Photography

Taipei based photographer Craig Ferguson grew up under the blue skies and brilliant sunshine on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia.

Mon Oct 25 2021

Should Today's Photographers be Videographers too?

Should Today's Photographers be Videographers too?

Considering shifting into video? Here are a few things for photographers to consider when thinking about becoming videographers

Thu Oct 14 2021

What qualifications do you need to be a professional photographer?

What qualifications do you need to be a professional photographer?

To be a professional photographer is similar to be being any professional artist. Do you need any qualification to do so?

Thu Sep 23 2021

iPhone 13: The Best iPhone Camera Yet?

iPhone 13: The Best iPhone Camera Yet?

We'll be breaking down how the iPhone 13 has been upgraded from its predecessor, and identifying where the real benefits lie.

Wed Sep 22 2021

All About Lenses - 10 Pro Tips

All About Lenses - 10 Pro Tips

Learn more about the different types of photography lenses available to photographers today.

Mon Sep 13 2021

Sukrit Srisakulchawla: Travel Photography and the Power of Social Media

Sukrit Srisakulchawla: Travel Photography and the Power of Social Media

Sukrit Srisakulchawla is a renowned photographer in the travel space. He's working for commercial clients and building a strong reputation.

Mon Sep 13 2021

Andy Barton: An Ever-Evolving Passion for Photography

Andy Barton: An Ever-Evolving Passion for Photography

Andy Barton’s photographic journey started in a most unusual way – with a passion for BMX and an assignment in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.

Thu Sep 02 2021

How to Start Your own Photography Business in 8 Steps

How to Start Your own Photography Business in 8 Steps

Learn how to easily start up your photography business using this quick and easy guide.

Mon Aug 23 2021

Slow Photography: In Praise of the Print

Slow Photography: In Praise of the Print

Not so long ago, to take a photo was to always imagine an image expressed in printed form.

Wed Aug 18 2021

Erik McGregor: from Peruvian Landscapes to the New York Protest Scene

Erik McGregor: from Peruvian Landscapes to the New York Protest Scene

One of the beautiful things about photography is that you can be a great photographer without earning a living from it. Photography is first and foremost a form of expression and a way of relating to the world.

Tue Aug 10 2021

Focus on Focus: Between quality and creativity

Focus on Focus: Between quality and creativity

Considering its obvious importance, photographers don't often talk about focus. We almost never appreciate a picture on the...

Tue Aug 10 2021

Top 33 Paid & Free Online Photography Courses

Top 33 Paid & Free Online Photography Courses

If you're looking to sharpen your photographic skills, it helps to learn from professionals, or at least mentors...

Mon Aug 02 2021

The Ominous Specter of AI in Photography

The Ominous Specter of AI in Photography

Ethical questions surrounding the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in our lives are echoing ever more loudly and...

Wed Jul 28 2021

12 Great Photography Websites for Inspiration

12 Great Photography Websites for Inspiration

Let's face it, we've probably all got a little too much time on our hands. The streets are...

Wed Jul 21 2021

AFP Furor: Copyright Issues in the Spotlight

AFP Furor: Copyright Issues in the Spotlight

The Internet is abuzz with a story that pits a former AFP photographer against his erstwhile employer. The...

Tue Jul 13 2021

Top 45 Photography Workshops in 2020-2021

Top 45 Photography Workshops in 2020-2021

If you're looking to improve your photography and/or also take a fantastic vacation to a remote part of...

Thu Jul 08 2021

15 Most Dangerous Locations for Photojournalists in 2021

15 Most Dangerous Locations for Photojournalists in 2021

For the purpose of determining our own ranking, we've used data from the CPJ (Committee to Protect Journalists)...

Fri Jun 18 2021

Where Photography Ends and Photoshop Begins

Where Photography Ends and Photoshop Begins

The line where photography ends and photoshop begins. Photoshop has prompted us to view photographs and photography in a different way.

Fri Jun 04 2021

Top 20 Most Photographed Locations in the World

Top 20 Most Photographed Locations in the World

Since Apple, Samsung, and Huawei collectively refused our request to send us data on the number of photos...

Sun May 09 2021

11 Ways to Make Money With Photography

11 Ways to Make Money With Photography

For most people, photography is their passion. Which is why finding ways to make a living from doing...

Tue Apr 06 2021

4 Ways to Boost the SEO of Your Photography Website

4 Ways to Boost the SEO of Your Photography Website

We outline how photographers can boost the SEO of their portfolio websites - Editing page titles, URLs, images, keywording, and obtaining back-links.

Wed Mar 10 2021

9 Most Profitable Photography Genres

9 Most Profitable Photography Genres

While the rates indicated here are approximate industry standards, they remain averages and generalizations, we suggest you use...

Thu Feb 11 2021

3 Ways Photographers Reinvent Themselves

3 Ways Photographers Reinvent Themselves

We discuss the ways in which photographers reinvent themselves by becoming artists, teachers, and through diversification.

Fri Jan 22 2021

8 Great Tips for Portrait Photography

8 Great Tips for Portrait Photography

Who doesn't fancy themselves as a portrait photographer? Capturing the essence of one's subject, finding the right lighting,...

Wed Jan 13 2021

To ask or not to ask? The photographer's conundrum

To ask or not to ask? The photographer's conundrum

For street and documentary photographers, it's a question that goes to the heart of their art: when is...

Wed Jan 13 2021

7 Travel Photography Tips

7 Travel Photography Tips

The most valuable travel photography tips covering the research and planning you should make to maximize your travel photography opportunity.

Fri Oct 30 2020

The 5 Step Guide to a Professional Workflow

The 5 Step Guide to a Professional Workflow

From the moment you complete your shoot, these 5 steps will guide you through the key elements of...

Fri Sep 04 2020

How to become a professional photographer: 9 step-by-step guide

How to become a professional photographer: 9 step-by-step guide

Building any career from scratch is an intimidating prospect. Photography is especially challenging. You'll be entering a marketplace that is highly competitive, very well supplied and where rates of pay can vary wildly. Apart from raw talent, you'll need plenty of passion and determination to succeed.

Tue Aug 18 2020

Best 105 Quotes by Famous Photographers for Inspiration

Best 105 Quotes by Famous Photographers for Inspiration

Whether it be a means of capturing a moment, a means of discovering one's self, a means of...

Tue Jul 21 2020

Becoming a Great Photographer: 4 Insights we Learned From the Greats

Becoming a Great Photographer: 4 Insights we Learned From the Greats

We've studied some of the greatest photographers and compiled a few of our learnings to help you identify

Mon Jul 20 2020

6 Top Tips for Tagging Your Photos

6 Top Tips for Tagging Your Photos

Tagging, or keywording as it's sometimes known, is probably one of the least fun yet most valuable aspects...

Tue Jul 07 2020

SEO - What is it, Why's it important, How's it work?

SEO - What is it, Why's it important, How's it work?

What is SEO? SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Exactly as it's name suggests, its all about optimizing...

Tue Jun 23 2020

George Floyd and the Pivotal Power of Documentary Photography

George Floyd and the Pivotal Power of Documentary Photography

The terrifying footage of an American police officer murdering George Floyd, a black man suspected of being drunk...

Wed Jun 03 2020

7 Ways Photographers can Stay Busy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

7 Ways Photographers can Stay Busy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We are living through extraordinary times. A global pandemic is turning our lives upside down. With no reliable...

Fri May 22 2020

15 of the Most Famous Photographers of All-Time

15 of the Most Famous Photographers of All-Time

Where to start? Picking the most famous photographers of all time is a tricky business. Fame isn't easy...

Sat May 02 2020

15 Reasons Why Every Photographer Needs a Portfolio Website

15 Reasons Why Every Photographer Needs a Portfolio Website

Investing time, energy, and money into creating your own portfolio website can seem like a big undertaking. While...

Sat Mar 21 2020

A Photographer's Identity Crisis in the Digital Era

A Photographer's Identity Crisis in the Digital Era

It seems like a strange question (especially from a photographer who co-founded a platform for photographers), but who or what is a photographer anyway?

Mon Feb 24 2020

Featured Photographer - Taylor Weidman

Featured Photographer - Taylor Weidman

American photojournalist Taylor Weidman is that rare breed of photographer - indeed of person - who always seeks to go further and deeper in his search for a meaningful story.

Tue Feb 18 2020

22 Photography Grants to Follow for 2020

22 Photography Grants to Follow for 2020

We organize, by application periods of the year, the top 22 photography grants around the world. A curated list outlining award amounts and eligibility.

Mon Nov 25 2019

Top 10 Photo Festivals in the World in 2019

Top 10 Photo Festivals in the World in 2019

A list of the top photo festivals globally for avid photographers looking to network, check out the newest work in the industry, and engage in workshops.

Fri Oct 18 2019

20 Best Photography Blogs for Photographers in 2019

20 Best Photography Blogs for Photographers in 2019

A list of 20 of the best photography blogs in 2019. We included the top photography blogs for reviews, opinion pieces, and discussions.

Tue Sep 24 2019

6 Insider Tips on How to Succeed in the Business of Stock Photography

6 Insider Tips on How to Succeed in the Business of Stock Photography

Learn from professional photographers on creating compelling and interesting photos that will have a high likelihood of getting picked up by editors.

Mon Sep 02 2019

Slow Photography in the Instant Age

Slow Photography in the Instant Age

What makes a photographer today? Photography in the instant age is changing. Smartphones have changed what makes good photographer.

Mon Aug 26 2019

LightRocket Featured Photographer: K M Asad

LightRocket Featured Photographer: K M Asad

Read about LightRocket featued photographer K M Asad. Read about K M Asad's bio, recent works, and how he got to the cover of National Geographic Magazine.

Thu Aug 22 2019

Just How Important is Photo Gear?

Just How Important is Photo Gear?

If you're passionate about photography and are dedicated to your art, it goes without saying that buying the best camera you can afford is a given. After all, if you've lined up that perfect shot, you want to make sure the final picture looks as stunning as it can.

Mon Aug 19 2019

Low Light Photography, ISO and ASA Settings – Tips & Tricks

Low Light Photography, ISO and ASA Settings – Tips & Tricks

Low light photography: find out about the importance of ISO and ASA camera settings for taking the best photos.

Thu Aug 15 2019

Storytelling Through Pictures (Part 2, Executing)

Storytelling Through Pictures (Part 2, Executing)

Find out how you can better use storyteling to create compelling photographs with a meaningful impact. Learn the specifics to help you improve photography.

Wed Aug 07 2019

Storytelling Through Pictures (Part 1, Conceptualizing)

Storytelling Through Pictures (Part 1, Conceptualizing)

If you're in the market for making a little money from your photography and haven't tried it yet, you might want to consider diversifying from straight stock photography to creating photographic features and stories.

Wed Jul 24 2019

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