Light presets for night photography

Alex Tan, a photographer and art director, believes that night photography is the best environment to work with because, unlike daylight, nighttime light “doesn’t change — it’s almost the same throughout the night. Therefore, you have many opportunities for experimentation at your disposal; you can try new things until you know you get the point without worrying about changing lighting. When you are outside during the day, the sun is constantly changing. ” This consistencyContinue reading

Three suggestions for nature photography

Don’t forget about the close plan When choosing a landscape for panoramic photography, make sure that the foreground is not blank. In space, proportions are important, its depth will be emphasized by the subject of the near plan. For the same reason, let an unoccupied area of ​​space – sky, sand, water, fields – not enter the frame. Remember that this landscape “pause” should not take more than one-fifth of the frame. Find an interestingContinue reading

500px Commercial Grants: Intersectional Diversity

500px is awarding a total of $5000 US in grants, to be shared amongst five photographers, as part of the Intersectional Diversity Commercial Grant. We are partnering with creators who are dedicated to showcasing diverse stories of people from around the world, within commercial photography. Every 500px photographer will have the chance to submit their photo to the Commercial Grant Quest for consideration.As the commercial landscape continues to evolve, consumers are driving brands to embraceContinue reading

Camouflage: Avoiding this common intellectual property issue

Over the last two years, there have been a few high-profile cases involving camouflage prints on clothing; in 2018, an outdoor company sued a major fashion brand over the use of a camo pattern, and again in 2019, a Montana company sued a New York streetwear brand, also alleging copyright infringement. As camouflage has taken…Continue reading

Following the postman: A short film on Coonoor’s D Sivan, who braved forests to deliver post

‘Thabalkaran’, a short film on Coonoor’s famed D Sivan, is a tribute to a man who was willing to risk his life to deliver post ‘Thabalkaran’, a short film on Coonoor’s famed D Sivan, is a tribute to a man who was willing to risk his life to deliver post The camera pans to show us the Nilgiri hills in all its glory: strapping trees that nod at the passing mist, tea leaves from plantationsContinue reading

The British Designer Paying Tribute to the Immigrant Experience

For a capsule collection she did with the British retailer Browns in 2019, she blended traditional tailoring (jewel-toned blazers, patchworked waistcoats) with contemporary sportswear (mixed-stripe shirts, slouchy trousers), having looked to the tremendous popularity of Clarks shoes in Jamaica and documentary photography of Black youth in 1970s England. A capsule collection last spring for Matches Fashion was inspired by snapshots of her maternal grandfather, a Punjabi immigrant to the U.K. who delighted in striped andContinue reading

Mobile Mondays: The amazing app for clouds and weather, day or night

I often get asked about what mobile apps I use for night photography. When I mention that one of my favorites is Clear Outside, most people have never heard of it. However, I app-solutely (um, sorry) love this app and find it extremely accurate. In fact, several of my non-night photography friends use it to gauge accurate weather. Oh, and it’s free. Yes, free. Let’s find out what it does. Is it, well, clear outside?Continue reading

It’s All About Colour for Studio Nucleo + Nilufar Gallery

Studio Nucleo, a Turin-based collective of designers and artists led by Piergiorgio Robino, presents an exhibition dedicated to the studio’s own collections and new productions, and to celebrate their 10th year of collaboration with Nilufar Gallery. Titled It’s All About Colour, Nucleo with be exhibiting six projects selected by Nina Yashar from now through November 30, 2020 at Nilufar Gallery, via della Spiga 32. It’s All About Colour will be an “in fieri” exhibition, orContinue reading

A short guide on taking photos of people for beginners

Proper preparation Important! Talk to your model. Our main advice is to plan a photo session in advance, explain to the models what and how you plan to photograph. It is important to agree even on such trifles as commands “to the right”, “to the left” – so that your model immediately understands whether you mean to the right of yourself or to her. Rehearse difficult moments in advance, ask the model to portray differentContinue reading

13 Tips for Improving Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor portraits present portrait photographers with a variety of challenges and opportunities. Today, James Pickett suggests 13 tips to help you with your outdoor portrait work. When I bought my very first digital SLR, there was a sigh of relief. Everything was going to be so much easier, and I wouldn’t have to think anymore.…Continue reading