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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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