12 inspiring books on creativity, leadership, and finances to add to your summer reading list
If the warming temperatures and longer days aren’t enough to rekindle your creative spark, adding a few books on creativity, entrepreneurship, and finances could waken that creative drive. From managing finances to building leadership skills, the right book can help heighten creative prowess or find…
What Makes Beautiful Photography? Behind the Images that have Stood the Test of Time
From the photos that required several steps and chemical baths to the instant images from pocketable iphones and Android smartphones to powerful hdr cameras, the process behind the photograph has changed. But while the process has changed, the factors that make beautiful photography have not….
7 New Wedding & Portrait Photography Trends for 2019
If there’s a single physical place to go to uncover the year’s portrait photography and wedding photography trends, it’s WPPI. The Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Conference takes over Las Vegas at the end of February, bringing photographers from budding new professionals to well-known creatives together in one place….
Choosing The Best DSLR Camera For Beginners
Perhaps you clicked on this headline eager for the answer that’s been plaguing you since you decided to step up your point-and-shoot camera for a DSLR camera. What camera should I buy? What’s the best beginner DSLR camera? And we could comb through all the options…
How to Create Authentic Lifestyle Family Portraits
Learn how Elena S. Blair built a mini-empire in under a decade by capturing authentic family moments.
Bokeh Effect Tutorial: How To Capture Photographs With “That Blurry Effect”
That background blur effect you see in photographs? You know, the one where the background is smooth blobs and the subject is in sharp focus? That’s aesthetic quality is called bokeh effect. More specifically, bokeh is the photography term used to define out of focus light sources…
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 ties…
Capture One Vs. Lightroom: The Pros and Cons of the Most Popular RAW Photo Editors
A RAW photo is only a starting point — to get those pixels to a final image, you need a RAW file editor, the modern equivalent to a dark room. Adobe Lightroom is arguably the most popular choice, bundled with Photoshop as part of the Adobe…
8 Thanksgiving Photography Tips For Capturing Authentic Holiday Moments
Thanksgiving is full of turkeys — the actual one, and that weird relative every family somehow seems to have — and both types make excellent photographs. From capturing the food to showcasing the decor, from snagging a quick family portrait to freezing that sparkle in…
How Creative Routines Improve Your Health and Well-Being
Smoking, jogging, stress eating, meditating — daily routines play a big role in overall health and well-being. But should creative routines also be on that list? Several studies suggest that creative work and creativity, at a minimum, can boost mental health while others argue that…
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