10 of the best fine art photographers you should know on 500px

Early last year, a large-format print of a photograph by Richard Avedon went up for sale through Christie’s with a pre-sale estimate of $350,000-$550,000; in the end, it sold for $615,000. While photography might have struggled for decades to be accepted as a fine art, it’s since gained its rightful place in the art market, …

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Here’s a Handy Lightroom Shortcut I’ll Bet Ya Didn’t Know

Ya know those handy little Target Adjustment Tools (known as TATs for short) that you find in Develop Module panels like the Tone Curve as well the HSL/Color panel? Well, this little known set of keyboard shortcuts will speed your work because you’ll not only jump right to the TAT panel you want — it …

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How to Create Professional Portraits With Just Umbrellas

There are a ton of different lighting modifiers out there, and as a photographer, you can very quickly end up spending a lot of money building a library of different tools for specific looks and purposes. However, you might be surprised by just how much you can accomplish with the humble and affordable umbrella, and …

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Comparing traditional and contemporary commercial photography

You might still remember these memes: “Women wearing boxing gloves with business attire,” “First Day On The Internet Kid,” “Ladies Lounging (Uncomfortably) With Laptops,” “Internet Grandma Surprise.” Popularized in 2011-12, these viral memes incorporate and poke fun at obviously staged, overused stock photos. You know the kind of stock photo we’re talking about: models acting …

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