Color Palettes In Photography  

Understanding color and using a color palette approach to composition can give more power to your photos, particularly when you want to use accent colors. Limiting these palettes can draw the viewer in to your photo and make a bold statement.

Why Gear Does Not Matter  

Are photos from a DSLR better than photos from an iPhone? Is 35mm better than large format? Does any of this matter? Cameras don’t make pictures, people do. Lets talk about why your gear does NOT matter.

5 Reasons You Should Own A Nikon F4  

Introduced in 1988, the Nikon F4 is one of the classics in the F series of 35mm SLR film cameras. It was the second flagship Nikon camera to incorporate autofocus (after the Nikon F3AF in 1983) and also added Matrix metering to the lineup. I bough mine in the early 2000’s and it was my main camera for several years. One of the best film cameras Nikon made and here are 5 reasons why you should own one. Music by Joey Pecoraro https://fanlink.to/tiredboy

The Great Thing About Photo Assignments  

Photo Assignments are a bi-weekly photo challenge designed for all of us to improve our creative thinking, learn and become better photographers. Thumbnail image by Lee Parry

The Person Who Changed My Life  

My 9th grade year had to be the low point of my life. This is a story about the remarkable person who changed everything.

Photo Assignment 4 :: Maybe the Best Images Submitted Yet  

Photo Assignment #4 was to work with shooting from high camera angles. This is probably the best work that has been submitted yet. I’m seeing some really serious improvement in the photos you all are taking! Thumbnail image by Richard Watson Music by Joey Pecoraro http://fanlink.to/tiredboy

Creative Doubt  

Doubt is the necessary evil of creativity. We all doubt our photography, we all doubt the work we are doing. Learning how to manage doubt is the key to success in the creative work that you are trying to achieve as a photographer. 10 YEAR PHOTO ESSAY BY JOHN FREE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65Hd36RS2CM

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm Review  

I’ve been working with the Panasonic 12mm 1.4 Leica Summilux for a few weeks now and wanted to share some images and video footage from this lens. Not only is it incredible, but its making me thing very differently about micro 4/3 in general. This thing is amazing. Get it at B&H: https://goo.gl/d1U4uA This video is sponsored by Squarespace For a free trail and 10% off your initial order, visit http://squarespace.com and use offer code AOP on checkout.

The Role Of Color In Photography  

Color plays a unique role in photography when its used effectively. In the early days of photography, images were rendered in monochrome. Today we have the unique advantage of unlimited possibilities with technology to do almost anything we can imagine, but the challenge of color still remains. Color is most effective when it plays an important roll in the image. Books: Ernst Haas – Color Correction http://amzn.to/2lMOsmw Luigi Ghirri – Kodachrome http://amzn.to/2kNQhjF Saul Leiter – Early Color http://amzn.to/2lHbwmp

The Most Important Lesson In Photography  

I got a letter this week from Erin who is 14 and wants to pursue a career in photography and film making. She asked me what is the most important lesson that I have learned as a photographer.

High Angle Photography  

This is the third photo assignment in a series on camera angles. Much like low angle photography, shooting from high angles has a sense of drama but in the opposite way we achieve it from low angles. Be sure to share your work on social media using the hashtag #photoassignments – for Facebook you can post your images on the Art of Photography page directly. https://www.facebook.com/TheArtofPhotography/

I Have To Get This Off My Chest  

There’s something that’s bothering me about the online photography community that I want to get off my chest. I know I can’t control how people behave but I think this is worth opening a discussion about. Don’t feed the trolls.

My Favorite Images From Photo Assignment #3  

Photo Assignment #3 was a study in eye-level composition. Eye-level is a pretty open ended concept, but I felt it was worth doing since we were doing low and high angle photography and all three deal with essentially how you would photograph using depth. It was really amazing to see the range of interpretation of the photos people submitted. If you’d like to see all of the submissions – use the hashtag #photoassignments on Twitter and Instagram or visit the Facebook page. Poster image by Michael Mottlau

Panasonic Lumix GX850 Footage and Review  

The Panasonic Lumix GX850 – aka the GF800 or the GF9 depending on where in the world you live, is the latest offering from Panasonic. This camera features a compact design but has a micro 4/3 sensor and the ability to change lenses. There are a few stumbling blocks, but this is an excellent camera for traveling and vlogging and comes in at an amazing price point. Get it at B&H https://goo.gl/1XAE9m This video is sponsored by Squarespace – For a free trial and 10% off your order, visit Squarespace.com and use offer code AOP on checkout.

When Duty Calls  

Got confirmation on a project literally 2 days ago - so here we are back in New York City.

Check Out These Sketchbooks  

The results are in - here are some viewer submissions for Photo Assignment 1. Honestly I didn't think anyone would do the journal - its a lot of work but I was shocked at the number of people who did them! If you want to see more, Facebook and Twitter seemed to be the most popular for submitting. Here are some links: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheArtofPhotography (I've pinned the post to the top of the page) Twitter - https://twitter.com/search?vertical=default&q=%23photoassignments&src=typd

Work That Matters  

A few months ago I did a video called NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY. In that video I expressed an importance for photographers to make work that matters. That has quickly become the photography question I get asked the most about.

This Got Personal  

The Q&A session got a little personal today but I did enjoy it. Rarely do I talk about my own work or my influences, but you ask I answer. Lets get to it!

They Sent These  

Catching up on viewer mail - there is some amazing stuff to share with you today! Big thanks to those who have shared their photography on the channel. David Sumner :: With Liberty and Justice For All http://www.bigcrow.com/ Chris Smith :: Print Emiliano Rodriguez :: Scattered Black and White https://www.instagram.com/hiddendo_/ Wim Winters :: Authentic Sound The Beethoven Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hQzG-CATQM Order his CD here: https://www.authenticsound.be/yourselection/ Travis Dewitz :: Blaze Orange http://www.dewitzphotography.com/

Insane Selfie Stick - The Ultimate For Mobile Photography  

Okay I'm half serious here - this is the Stork Mach 1 - sister to the smaller Sparrow M1. While joking around with a friend I set out to build the ultimate selfie stick! Whether you're making photographs, video, live-streaming, light or dark, no matter what the climate. This thing has you covered. Parts List: Generic Tripod Mount for iPhone http://amzn.to/2igstBS MeFoto SideKick360 (small) http://amzn.to/2j36cZn MeFoto SideKick360 Plus (for larger phones) http://amzn.to/2iaQMD4 Friction Arm http://amzn.to/2jsgMWM K-Edge Camera Mount Adapter http://amzn.to/2jghmHM Aputure LED light http://amzn.to/2iaPFDf Tascam DR-10SG mic with internal recorder http://amzn.to/2jsj48l

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