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Photography Articles

This list of photography articles has something for everyone who has a passion for digital photography. Whether you want to find inspiration, learn a new technique, or genre of photography. We have broken the articles down into different categories to make them easier to explore and understand. You can search by your level such as advanced, intermediate, or beginner. Also, you can type a term to find exactly what you are looking for such as lenses, lighting, photography tips, or books.

Lastly, don’t forget to find the inspiration you may need by checking out our photographer of the month and podcast articles. The possibilities are endless and free in our articles about photography.

Episode 60 – Interview with Viktoria Haack

I came out or surgery and felt like a different person. It was just this incredible change - from feeling no energy, just feeling awful - to suddenly feeling absolutely fine, back to how I used to feel. Viktoria Haack You can also listen to this episode on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Castbox, and Google Podcasts.Support us and get rewarded...

Real Estate Photography: The Complete Guide

Real estate photography has become a highly sought-after genre of photography. This is with good reason, people are buying real estate more than ever, and great photos help real estate agents bring clients on location while helping potential buyers build excitement because of the beautiful professional real estate photos they saw online. This article will cover everything you need to...

13 Best Online Real Estate Photography Classes for 2021

It takes a bit of practice but mastering how to shoot interiors can be a lucrative and rewarding photography genre. We put together this list of the best real estate photography classes for 2021 to help you get started. Are you a real estate agent, Airbnb host, or photographer looking to learn how to take better real estate photography? Real...

The Best Flash Diffusers and How To Use Them Effectively

Flash diffusers help you illuminate your subjects with a much more appealing light than using bare flash. A flash diffuser scatters and softens the light from your flash. This is necessary to avoid the harsh light a camera flash head produces. Flash photography is often avoided. This is because without a flash modifier and some understanding of how to use...

27 Creative Self-Portrait Photography Ideas & Tips

Self-portrait photographers are in charge of many things during their photoshoots. This includes lighting, camera settings, posing, and the list goes on. With so many things to juggle, is it even possible to come up with creative self portrait ideas? The answer is yes! What is self-portrait photography? It can be a simple photograph of your face, but it can...

Episode 59 – Interview with Sucheta Das

A camera never takes a picture. Who is behind the camera really matters a lot.Sucheta Das You can also listen to this episode on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Castbox, and Google Podcasts.Support Great Big Photography World Podcast and get inspiring perks in return. In this episode, we talk about: Sucheta's terrifying experiences as a photojournalistWhat inspired her to start a photography institute...

What is Aperture? Introduction Lesson

Aperture in photography is a diaphragm in lenses that controls the amount of light that can enter the camera. This function works in a similar way to how the iris in the human eye opens and closes to let more or less light in. Aperture affects the depth of field also. Lenses are measured by their focal length and...

Why is it Important to Fill the Frame for a Fantastic Composition?

To fill the frame is important to good composition. This is because it keeps everything relevant to the image you are making. Beginning photographers are often frustrated when they review their photos. They see things in the picture they had not noticed when they were taking it. This article will teach you how to see those extraneous elements and...

Episode 58 – Interview with Siobhan Calder

Leave website and just get on with it, because that's how you're going to learn. Siobhan Calder You can also listen to this episode on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Castbox, and Google Podcasts.Check out our amazing 365 Course and take your photography to the next level. In this episode, we talk about: The busyness of motherhood and how Siobhan nurtures her...

How To Use Leading Lines in Composition

Knowing how to use leading lines in photography is one of the key compositions skills beginner photographers can acquire. Learning composition starts with an understanding of how we look at things and how we see things. When you look at an image, your eyes dart around to look for a message or focal point in it. Including a leading...

Episode 57 – Interview with Ian Plant

Anything can make an interesting composition or compositional element. Ian Plant You can also listen to this episode on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Castbox, and Google Podcasts.Want to support this podcast and get exciting perks in return? Visit our memberships page to find out more. In this episode, we talk about: What it was like for Ian to quit his job...

Photographer of the Month: Gabriele Galimberti

Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti has become well known for spending years working on long-term documentary photography projects worldwide, including his latest work, Toy Stories. Other projects that took him around the world include In Her Kitchen, My Couch Is Your Couch, and The Heavens. His work has been featured in many famous magazines, including National Geographic. Gabriele Galimberti is, above all, a travel photographer,...

Episode 56 – Interview with Jackson Kingsley

Because of people's own beliefs about what money is and what is a lot of money, they'll self-sabotage. They'll sit there and be like, "Ooh, that's a lot, maybe I shouldn't be charging that much."Jackson Kingsley You can also listen to this episode on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Castbox, and Google Podcasts.Check out our 365 Days of Photography Course...

30 of Our Favorite Quotes by Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson is still considered one of the founding fathers of photography and a master of candid images. He was one of the first users of 35 millimeter film and one of the most renowned street photographers. He coined the term "the decisive moment" which many photographers still use today when referring to capturing the right time in photography....

How to Capture Texture in Photography

Have you ever heard the term texture photography? Did you wonder what that meant? Recognizing textures in your compositions is important to better your work and make your photos more interesting. Texture can be found all over the world of photography, and this article will help you to understand better what it is and how to photograph it. We have...

Episode 55 – Interview with Francesca Albanese

What you do shouldn't define you as a person. Let's say that you are a photographer. For any reason, you happen to take a step back from photography. That doesn't make you any less as a photographer. Francesca Albanese You can also listen to this episode on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Castbox, and Google Podcasts.Help us keep this podcast running...

Aesthetic Photography Explained: What it is and How to Use it?

You may have heard the term aesthetic photography thrown around by influencers or other artists. But what exactly does it mean? At the end of the day, we all want to take beautiful photos and influence our viewers somehow. Most photography is made to evoke emotion. Whether it's through beauty or thought, photos should make people think and feel even...

12 Best Camera Flashes for DSLR in 2021

If you are a professional photographer, you will want to invest in the best camera flash for your DSLR camera. It may seem overwhelming at first to choose, but there are a few things you need to consider when investing. This article will explore the best camera flashes for 2021, which will take your flash photography to new heights. Let's...

How to Hold a Camera Steady to Take Sharper Photos: 6 Pro Tips

So learning how to hold a camera may sound a bit silly at first. But think about it, have you ever considered if you are holding your camera the correct way? Typically we are so excited when our new camera arrives we rarely think about the correct way of actually holding a camera. We just pick up our new...

Episode 54 – Interview with Rich Levine

It's very nice when photographers can relate to the work of another, to be supportive of the work of another. It's kind of like a balance.Rich Levine You can also listen to this episode on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Castbox, and Google Podcasts.Support us and get exciting perks in return on our GBPW Memberships page. In this episode, we talk about: Rich's...

How to Use Strong Lines in Photography Composition

Making use of strong lines in photography compositions creates strength, adds peace, guides a viewer’s eye, and much more. You have to be aware of the lines, either real or implied, so you can include them most relevantly in your images. Good photography composition has many guidelines. Sometimes these are called rules. However, I don’t believe creative photography should be...

Episode 53 – Interview with Masha Mel

For photographers, it's so important to travel, to just see different lives and different people.Masha Mel You can also listen to this episode on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Castbox, and Google Podcasts.Great content quality goes hand in hand with great lighting. Kodak Ring Light 10'' is a circular light source and the ultimate accessory for any content creator, influencer, or...

Depth of Field: What Is It and How To Best Control It?

The term Depth of field is common photography jargon. It refers to the part of a photo that is in acceptably sharp focus. The range of how much is in focus varies depending on your chosen settings and the camera and lens you use.  One of the first things photographers learn about depth of field is that the f stop...

How to Take a Professional Headshot of Yourself

It's that dreaded time of your career where you need to update your headshot. You may be wondering how to take a professional headshot of yourself to save time and money. A professional headshot should be one of your top priorities when applying for a new job. Your headshot not only gives potential employers an idea about you and who...

Photographer of the Month: Jun Ahn

Our photographer of the month is a South Korean photographer by the name of Jun Ahn. Jun Ahn became most famous in 2008 for her Self-Portrait solo exhibition. Photographs emerged of her standing at the edge of skyscrapers and other tall structures. In one very short instant, her work was everywhere, including the South China Morning Post, British Journal, The...

Episode 52 – Interview with Rona Keller

I really like the thought that other people can maybe find little pieces of themselves in my work.Rona Keller You can also listen to this episode on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Castbox, and Google Podcasts.Our 365 Days of Photography Course is the ultimate learning experience for new photographers and even those with some experience. This course, presented in bite-sized...

A Guide to Effortless Female Poses

Have you ever felt overwhelmed when it came to giving feedback on female poses? Many photographers don't feel very confident about posing, and they more enjoy shooting. But after reading through this guide, you will know everything there is to the female pose in portrait photography. We have included examples, books, videos, and even courses! Once you have a few...

Ring Light vs Softbox | Which is Better to Invest in?

Ring light vs. softbox lighting, what is the difference anyway?! If you have been shooting as a photographer for quite some time, you may be considering upgrading your material or investing in some new lighting equipment. Once you know the differences between ring lights and softbox lighting, it's easy to make an educated decision based on your needs. So let's...

Kodak Ring Light 10″ Review

Ring lights have become an important part of online marketing, vlogs, videos, conference calls, and social media in general. There are a wide variety of ring lights available online but we spent today testing the Kodak Ring Light. Kodak is famous for decades worth of camera and film materials.  But now they have moved on with the rest of the...

Episode 51 – Interview with Mads Peter Iversen

At some point, you should probably just realize that if it's not just your mum applauding your work, then you have already started creating a brand for yourself and an image for yourself that other people are actually interested in.Mads Peter Iversen You can also listen to this episode on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Castbox, and Google Podcasts.Great Big Photography...

Episode 50 – Interview with Candace Dyar and Ryan Dyar

We're sharing this planet with other life forms that are - every day - just trying to survive. That, to me, is extremely humbling.Candace Dyar You can also listen to this episode on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Castbox, and Google Podcasts.Check out our 365 course here. In this episode, we talk about: How photography brought Candace and Ryan togetherTheir unique approaches to...

25 Creative Summer Photography Ideas

Who is ready for summer? We sure are! Since summer is just around the corner we put together this creative list of summer photography ideas just for you. Being locked indoors all winter may have gotten you down, but now you have something to look forward to! Summer is full of inspiration and color! Let's dive into the top...

Sunrise Photography Tips from a Pro for Capturing Beautiful Images

Sunrise photography is breathtaking. Many of us miss the best free show nature has to offer daily by not waking up in time for it! But as photographers, we have become accustomed to working crazy hours and on wild terrains. Even if you are not normally an early riser, photographing sunrise makes you want to become one! There are some...

How To Use Negative Space to Make Your Photos More Powerful

Carefully thought-out photography compositions often incorporate negative space in their design. Photographers who make use of negative space add power and meaning to subjects that may otherwise be bland. Negative space in photography composition is all the area around the subject. Positive space is your subject. It’s not a matter of one being good and the other bad. Positive and...

Episode 49 – Interview with Hadassah Khan

It has always been about those simple, little pleasures in life. Hadassah Khan You can also listen to this episode on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Castbox, and Google Podcasts.Great Big Photography World Podcast Memberships Page In this episode, we talk about: Tips for aspiring fashion photographers who want to take elegant pictures indoorsHow Hadassah makes the most of indoor lightingAdvice for self-portrait...

The Best Product Photography Courses

Product photography can be a lucrative business. There are many contradicting recommendations about the best way to take product photos. Additionally, there is no one wrong way, but there are plenty of correct ways to shoot products. We put together this list of the best product photography classes to get you started. Whether you have been shooting products for years...

Introduction to the Rule of Thirds

What is the Rule of Thirds in Photography? The rule of thirds is a composition technique. It divides the frame into a grid with two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines. The method is to align the subject or main elements of your image on the 4 intersecting points, or along the vertical or horizontal lines. If...

Episode 48 – Interview with Sean Bagshaw

Get to know other landscape photographers. Get other perspectives and other ideas.Sean Bagshaw You can also listen to this episode on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Castbox, and Google Podcasts.Great Big Photography World Podcast Memberships Page In this episode, we talk about: Tips for full-time photographers, especially those pursuing landscape photographyWhat Sean's transition from teaching to photography was likeHow Sean tells a story...

Photographer of the Month: Landen Kerr

Landen Kerr arrived in Paris, France in the fall of 2012 as a student. Upon her arrival to the French capital, she had no idea she would fall in love with this photogenic city. She imagined travel around Europe and then returning to Texas. Instead, she decided to move her life full-time to Paris where she now works as a...

The Ultimate Guide to Paris Street Photography

Paris street photography was first made famous by Henri Cartier-Bresson and many other passionate French photographers but in recent years it seems you see fewer and less iconic street photos being captured. Many believe the decline began when Article 9 of Franc's civic code declared everyone has the right to private life. But this is a tricky law because it's...
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