Seven essentials you need to remember when Licensing photos of animals

Last year, when The New York Times digitized millions of their archival photographs, their editors recognized a recurring theme: dogs were everywhere. They appeared in the style pages, but they also cropped up in more unexpected places—like the sports sections and weather reports. For decades, animals—and their relationships with humans—have been a fixture of mainstream …

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15 famous and inspiring photographers

Walker Evans influenced Robert Frank. Eugène Atget inspired Berenice Abbott. Alfred Stieglitz mentored Paul Strand. Invented in the 19th century, photography is a relatively young medium, but its brief history has been shaped—at least in part—-by the relationships that form between artists and generations. Up-and-coming photographers stand on the shoulders of their predecessors; they borrow …

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How to Use a Gray Card With Lightroom To Nail Your White Balance Every Time

It’s been about five years since we covered this gray card technique here on the blog, so…I think we’re a bit overdue, especialy since this is a technique I use so often in my own workflow to get my white balance right on the money. Using a Gray Card A ‘gray card’ is just what …

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Two New Canon Mirrorless Cameras Are Likely Coming in the Next Few Months

Canon’s mirrorless lenses have been quite successful for the company, offering impressive optical quality that sets the bar quite high. However, Canon fans are still waiting for a stronger mirrorless body that pushes the boundaries a bit more from the company. The good news is that it seems that will be changing soon, as the …

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7 pros of submitting your photos to 500px Licensing

The global commercial stock image industry is big business, and it’s expected to grow significantly in the next four years, generating revenues of more than $4 billion by 2023. With the increasing demand for online visuals and the accessibility of top-notch cameras, it’s no wonder more photographers than ever are Licensing their images and bringing …

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Adding A Background Light Behind Your Subject, All in Lightroom

This one works in either Lightroom Classic or Cloud, and it’s quick, easy, and really effective. Here goes: STEP ONE: Well, this isn’t a step, but here’s our starting image with our subject photographed on a gray background (I shot it on gray seamless paper — I think it was Savage Gray seamless I got from …

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What commercial stock photography looks like in 2020

In the last three decades, the stock photography industry has undergone radical shifts. In the 1960s, advertisers and designers generally classed stock images as generic and artificial—but as today’s creatives will tell you, the field has experienced an about-face. In the 1960s and 70s, Graphic Design USA rejected stock photo ads—however, according to their 33rd …

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