Simon Baxter: Chasing Waterfalls and Fog

Simon Baxter: Chasing Waterfalls and Fog

Simon Baxter makes an unplanned visit to a verdant misty forest in North Yorkshire, UK. As Baxter talks us through the thought process behind one of his images, it becomes clear that the gushing waterfall in the background isn’t his area of interest. A couple of trees above the waterfall that are steeped in the rolling mist look very intriguing.

Keep Files Hidden in Adobe Premiere Pro

Keep Files Hidden in Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro gives you the ability to hide files in the project panel. Now, there are a variety of reasons as to why you might want to use this feature. Perhaps you want to remove distracting folders and focus on a group of specific assets. For instance, if you’re working with several photographs in a large Premiere project, hiding all of the other content such as video, audio, and sequences will help you quickly access your files in the project panel.

How to Take Stock Photos That Sell

How to Take Stock Photos That Sell

I’ve been making money from stock photography for about 10 years now. I very rarely set up a shoot, or go on a trip thinking “I can’t wait to take stock images and make money from this,” but I've managed to recoup some money I've spent on trips over the years. Although I don't shoot stock full time, there are a few things that I do to make sure that every shoot I do gets me at least a few nice stock-style images that I can try and sell.

Modernize Your Softbox with LED Bulbs

Modernize Your Softbox with LED Bulbs

There’s no denying that LED panels are a stellar option for lighting your scene. However, if you’re willing to sacrifice some of the portability benefits, then you might be better off keeping your softboxes around and getting the best of both worlds. Caleb Pike shows us exactly what kinds of bulbs we can use with our existing softboxes for an affordable entry into high-quality LED lighting.

Seven Tips for Work-Life Balance

Seven Tips for Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is like a unicorn: no one knows whether it really exists, but vague hope persists. Balance is particularly difficult for entrepreneurs because we wear so many hats. More often than not, work-life balance is like a seesaw, with life on one end and work at the other. One side is always either up or down, and time spent in the middle is fleeting. The seesaw will never be completely balanced, but there are ways to maximize the time spent in the middle. These seven tips will give you a start.

Actor Matthew Modine Auctions Off Rare On-Set Photos From 'Full Metal Jacket' for Charity

Actor Matthew Modine Auctions Off Rare On-Set Photos From 'Full Metal Jacket' for Charity

Matthew Modine played the lead role of Pvt. Joker in Stanley Kubrick's iconic film about the Vietnam War. Modine used his personal Rolleiflex camera to capture behind-the-scenes images of the almost two years the film was in production. Now, he is auctioning 12 of those images off with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Purple Heart Foundation. The auction is timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the release of "Full Metal Jacket."

Think Twice Before Capturing Independence Day Fireworks From The Sky

Think Twice Before Capturing Independence Day Fireworks From The Sky

If there’s one thing we can credit drones for, it’s their ability to provide a different and often refreshing perspective on things that we’ve seen dozens of times before. The United States' Independence Day holiday is one that's been photographed for many years and in many different ways. With drone technology advancing and becoming more accessible to the general public, it’s a certainty that the holiday’s traditional pyrotechnics displays are going to be photographed and captured from above, leaving us all with a stunning aerial perspective on the shows we’ve watched from the ground for years. But is it safe to fly an unmanned aircraft through fireworks at night?

Nail Your Dog Photography Action Shots Every Time

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When it comes to photographing animals, one of the most technically difficult images to capture is the running action shot. This style of photography often captures the most comical expressions, and is a necessary skill for artists who specialize in photographing dogs. Choosing the appropriate lens, camera settings, and lighting environment will ensure that you will be able to consistently nail your action images time after time.

Tips for Better Street Photography

Tips for Better Street Photography

It applies to life as well, but if you want to get out there and take some great images, don't be a d*#k. Eduardo Pavez Goye takes us through how he gets his street photography shots on film. It's a great challenge these days, the streets are filled to the brim in the cities, which is great for taking multiple shots, but it's not as easy when shooting film. You want to get it without someone moving in front of your shot to block and spoil your composition. I found his tips to be great. It's practical, and completely doable.

Which Stabilizer Is Right for You

Which Stabilizer Is Right for You

Even though many photographers like to think they can move to video whenever they want, the truth is both medias are totally different. Shooting films is an entirely different story than capturing stills. One example is stabilization. While many photographers can safely rely on their lens or body stabilization, videographers must use much more complex systems. One issue when starting out in the cinematography world is knowing what stabilization to buy. YCImaging created a video comparing three of the most popular options out there, giving us his advice on what to use according to our work.

How Hiking Has Shaped My Photography

How Hiking Has Shaped My Photography

Unlike most people in Photography, I didn’t pick up a camera for the love of making art. I never thought of myself as an artistic person but I wanted something better than my phone to document my hikes in the Appalachian Mountains. Quickly after getting my first Sony a6000 just like with all my hobbies I had to know everything about it and so I ran down the photography rabbit hole (and haven’t come back). Even though I do more with my camera nowadays than just documenting the trail, it has taught me a few things that have helped me immensely in my work.

How to Overcome Creative Blocks in Your Photography

How to Overcome Creative Blocks in Your Photography

Best-selling Author Steven Pressfield is educating others on how to break through creative roadblocks with his novel “The War of Art.” After reading this inspiring book, Photographer Sean Tucker decided to make an online video to share his new insights about dealing with creative mind blocks with the world. Tucker's video focuses on the idea of overcoming personal resistance and overcoming negative internal monologues. By highlighting his own roadblocks and proposing solutions to counter-act them, Tucker is able to offer hope and encouragement to every photographer out there who is suffering from the inability to motivate themselves to get up and create.

GuruShots Photo Challenges: A Photography 'Game' to Get Your Images Seen

GuruShots Photo Challenges: A Photography 'Game' to Get Your Images Seen

Did you ever play those "hot or not" games, where you were given images of two people and you clicked on the one you were more attracted too? Well, GuruShots is not really like that, but it is a photography community that's based around a similar concept of voting for images you like. Currently, you even have a chance to have your work exhibited at the Usagi Gallery in New York City.

Five Sources of Creative Inspiration

Five Sources of Creative Inspiration

Inspiration is something we all wrestle with as creatives. Where do our ideas come from? Why can’t we simply come up with them on the fly? Why do we wake up at three o’clock in the morning with the perfect shoot planned out? How can we get more of these kinds of ideas? Let’s look at a few things that I do to keep myself inspired and ready to create.