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This photographer uses Disney theme parks for magical inspiration

There are many people who have dreams but sit on them their whole life. Doug Young is not one of those people. If there’s one example out there of packing up to follow your dream, this is it. Doug is known on Instagram as @dougdoesdisney and this account was a dream he pushed to reality. […] The post This photographer uses Disney theme parks for magical inspiration appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Disney, Doug, Doug Young, Disney Photography, Dougdoesdisney, Theme Park Photography


Photographer creates Photoshop-free optical illusions using only his imagination

When you have a vivid imagination, the world around you becomes magical even on the dullest of days. The work of Portuguese photographer Tiago Silva is a great example of this. He observes the world around him and looks for unusual perspectives, compositions, colors and shadows. As a result, he ends up with plenty of […] The post Photographer creates Photoshop-free optical illusions using only his imagination appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Optical Illusion, Forced Perspective, Tiago Silva


Instagrammer posts side-by-side photos showing the difference between real life and Instagram posing [NSFW]

Seeing all those amazing photos of perfect lives and perfect bodies on Instagram can make us feel jealous. We know that they’re posed and even fake, yet they can still make us feel that we’re not good enough. Because of this, Instagrammer Sara Puhto has built her Instagram account around body positivity and much-needed reality […] The post Instagrammer posts side-by-side photos showing the difference between real life and Instagram posing [NSFW] appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Instagram, Inspiration, Social Media, Body Image, Nsfw, Social Network, Instagrammer Sara Puhto


Ever wondered how Instagrammers get those amazing shots? Turns out they’ll go great lengths to get them

Some photographers will go great lengths to get the perfect shot. But it seems that Instagram influencers and “influencers” will go even further. Now there’s an Instagram account that shows behind the scenes of “doing it for the ‘Gram”, and it’s absolutely hilarious. Even the name of this account makes me giggle: @influencersinthewild. It was […] The post Ever wondered how Instagrammers get those amazing shots? Turns out they’ll go great lengths to get them appeared first on DIY Photography. ...
Tags: Photography, Instagram, Inspiration, Social Media, Social Network, Influencers, Instagram Influencer, Influencers in the Wild


You Have Not Been Forgotten or Overlooked

I’ll admit, the month of February brings with it a sense of dread. I don’t mind the flowers, chocolates, or the emphasis on love. No, as a single woman, it’s the looks of pity, as questions and doubts that have played in my head are suddenly spoken aloud by loved ones and strangers alike. If we had the time, I could tell you one hundred different stories of hope realized and hope deferred, of singleness and waiting, of watching dreams die and finding God satisfies. But I won’t lie to you: on the...
Tags: Hope, Instagram, Holidays, Love, Inspiration, Valentine's Day, Encouragement, Self-love, Ordinary


These autumn squirrels photo series will put a smile on your face!

It was last fall that Dick van Duijn and a friend headed out to the Brabant forests in the Netherlands. The aim was to shoot squirrels. They took shelter in a hide where they waited for the squirrels to show up. It actually took them a couple of days to get everything perfect with the […] The post These autumn squirrels photo series will put a smile on your face! appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Squirrels, Netherlands, Nature Photography, Animal Photography, Brabant, Dick van Duijn


2019 Landscape Photo of the Year contest winners will put you in awe of nature

There are plenty of photo competitions around. Some are free, some are paid. Some offer prizes and some only bragging rights. Our World in Focus is a site that aims to be cheap to enter, but still offer a worthy prize. Their latest Landscape photography competition got some amazing entries, but the winners are nothing […] The post 2019 Landscape Photo of the Year contest winners will put you in awe of nature appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Landscape Photography, Photo Contest, Ian Plant, Our World in Focus


Photographer captures the cutest bear cubs dance in a circle

Valtteri Mulkahainen is a physical education teacher from Sotkamo, Finland. When not teaching he is frequently out with the camera to capture the Finnish wildlife. He is also a very gifted landscape photographer. Valtteri’s winter images from the Finnish forests are magical. It was a morning in June 2013 that Valtteri headed out to capture […] The post Photographer captures the cutest bear cubs dance in a circle appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Bears, Nature Photography, Animal Photography, Valtteri, Valtteri Mulkahainen, Sotkamo Finland


Why Flickr is a diamond in the rough, and how to make it awesome again

It was back in 2014 that I set up an account on Flickr. I posted a few images and forgot about the platform. Two years later I returned with a sensation of that this time it would be for good. Flickr is cozy —  it feels like a small town where everyone knows each other. I […] The post Why Flickr is a diamond in the rough, and how to make it awesome again appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Social Media, Flickr, Flickr Pro, 500px Vs Flickr


Don’t cross the line between saving memories for yourself and ruining them for others

Some people like capturing candid moments hoping to take some artistic and meaningful shots. Others want to preserve precious memories, so they grab their camera or phone during the very creation of those memories. And yet others are “doing it for the Gram,” shooting every single moment of their lives. I have nothing against either […] The post Don’t cross the line between saving memories for yourself and ruining them for others appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Privacy, Social Networking, Inspiration, Social Media, Photographers, Moments, Social Network, Everyday, Amateur Photographer


Watch this long exposure of the Atlas V launch kicking off ESA’s Solar Orbiter (SolO)

Norman Peay has always been fascinated by aviation. In this photo, he captured the launch of the Altas V rocket on February 10th, 2020. The launch was set to 11:30 PM from Kars Park, Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island offered a gorgeous, unobstructed south view of LaunchPad 41, approximately 10 miles in the distance. This […] The post Watch this long exposure of the Atlas V launch kicking off ESA’s Solar Orbiter (SolO) appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Nasa, Space X, Usaf, Cape Canaveral, Atlas V, Norman Paey, Rocket Photography, Norman Peay, Kars Park Merritt Island Florida Merritt Island


The 2.9 million dollar photo

Here is a little known fact: One of the most expensive ‘photographs’ ever sold in an auction was sold for $2.9m. Edward Steichens‘s, The Pond – moonrise, shot in 1904 and not in focus… Don’t get too hung up on gear and specs Take less images and make more photographs It’s not what it looks […] The post The 2.9 million dollar photo appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Value, Inspiration, Auction, Edward Steichen, The Pond, Edward Steichens


Why did it take me so long to start shooting Kodak Tri-X?

I started my journey in film photography in late 2016, and have since been working my way through the various film stocks I can get my hands on; in production, expired, experimental or alternative. Kodak Tri-X is usually at the top of most peoples list for films to work with, so when I recently loaded […] The post Why did it take me so long to start shooting Kodak Tri-X? appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Kodak, Simon King, Film Photograhy, Kodak Tri X, Tri-X


This incredible viewfinder makes colorblind photographers see in color

Panasonic teamed up with India’s Dentsu Aegis Network to make a special camera that could be a game-changer for colorblind photographers.  The two companies developed a Lumix DC-G95 with special EVF which enables colorblind photographers to see colors accurately as they shoot. In a recent video from Panasonic India, you can hear a colorblind photographer’s […] The post This incredible viewfinder makes colorblind photographers see in color appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, India, Inspiration, Panasonic, Dentsu Aegis Network, Panasonic India, Color Blind, Hizol Choudhury, Lumix DC G95


Photographer bashed for using gay couple photos, turns it into a display of love and inclusion

Kentucky-based photographer Lacy Hilliard recently ran an ad for her business in a local magazine. Little did she know that one of the photos would trigger a reader so badly, that they had to call her and leave an angry voicemail. The photo shows a homosexual couple, and it got the caller so offended, that […] The post Photographer bashed for using gay couple photos, turns it into a display of love and inclusion appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Gay Marriage, Kentucky, Inspiration, Homosexual, Wedding Photographer, Lacy Hilliard


Sony World Photography Awards announces stunning 2020 shortlists and finalists from all over the world

Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA) has shared with DIYP some of the most stunning 2020 entries so far. But finalists and shortlisted images of the Professional competition have now been officially announced, and they’re nothing less amazing than the photos we’re used to seeing at this contest. We bring you a selection of finalists and […] The post Sony World Photography Awards announces stunning 2020 shortlists and finalists from all over the world appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Competition, Contest, Photography Competition, Sony World Photography Awards, Photography Contest, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards, Sony World Photography Awards SWPA


Photographer captures the cutest squirrel embracing and smelling a flower

You know that humans enjoy smelling flowers, its not a big surprise. A squirrel enjoying an intimate moment with a flower is way rarer. In June, Dutch photographer Dick van Duijn had a close encounter with a squirrel smelling a flower. He was both prepared and in a position to capture this beautiful moment. It […] The post Photographer captures the cutest squirrel embracing and smelling a flower appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Nature Photography, Animal Portraits, Dick van Duijn


Photographer makes two working film cameras out of old film cassettes

Perhaps you remember Iranian photographer Alireza Rostami for some of his epic projects. He has turned an old watch and a broken computer into working cameras, and now he has made two film cameras from 35mm film cassettes. One of them is a 4×5 camera with 120film back, and the other is a medium format […] The post Photographer makes two working film cameras out of old film cassettes appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Film photography, DIY Camera, Alireza Rostami


The curse of “Comparisonitis” – 7 tips to make you less miserable

“Comparisonitis” is the phenomenon of comparing yourself negatively to others; feeling that your life, love, work, holidays, house, or just the tidyness of your undersink cupboard, just aren’t as good as someone else’s. Earlier this month, I found myself in a room of 50 professional photographers at the SHOOT EDIT CHAT REPEAT LIVE podcast event. […] The post The curse of “Comparisonitis” – 7 tips to make you less miserable appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Creative, Comparison, Creatives, Comparing, Ellie Cotton


Seven tips to help you shoot the perfect beach silhouettes

Silhouette images can really pack a punch! They can be very striking and have the ‘wow’ factor. But how do you take them? Follow the tips below to take your own perfect beach silhouette images! All the images here, were taken either on the beach or on the cliff tops above the beach. The beach […] The post Seven tips to help you shoot the perfect beach silhouettes appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Tutorials, Sunset, Beach, Silhouettes, Sunset Photography, Gemma Griffiths


This is when copying other photographers’ work is a good idea

No matter if you’re a total newbie or you’ve been shooting for a while, the last thing you wanna be is a copycat. Nobody likes copycats, right? But bear with me. In this video from Westcott, photographer Glyn Dewis shares some situations when copying others’ work will be good for your own photography without harming […] The post This is when copying other photographers’ work is a good idea appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Style, Inspiration, Photographers, Copycat, Westcott, Copy, Glyn Dewis


Here are some tips for working with difficult people on set

Working on a film or photography set isn’t only about shooting and directing. It’s also about collaborating with many different people, and some of them can be very difficult to work with. In this video, Ryan Connolly of Film Riot gives you some spot-on tips for working with these kinds of people. Ryan answers a […] The post Here are some tips for working with difficult people on set appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Challenge, Ryan, Ryan Connolly, Creative People, Film Riot


Photographer shows eerie and empty Shanghai streets during Coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus has been affecting and frightening everyone, from “common folks” to huge companies like Sony. The fear of getting infected has left some of China’s cities look like ghost towns. It’s hard to imagine a 24-million people city like Shanghai empty as if it was a setup for a movie or a video game. But […] The post Photographer shows eerie and empty Shanghai streets during Coronavirus outbreak appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, China, Inspiration, Shanghai, Sony, Street Photography, Street, Empty, Coronavirus, One Person City


Should beginners work for free to build their portfolio?

To work for free or to not work for free? For some creatives, this isn’t even a question, but for the others, it’s hard to decide, especially if they’re just starting out. As a newbie with no portfolio and with little experience, should you do some free work first? At least for a while? Chase […] The post Should beginners work for free to build their portfolio? appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Free, Inspiration, Portfolio, Portfolio Building, Work for Free, Chase Turnbow


Teen brothers spent 8 years recreating full “Toy Story 3” with toys and stop motion

The Toy Story movies are favorites of many, but Morgan and Mason McGrew perhaps like it a bit more than you or me. The two brothers from Des Moines, Iowa recreated the entire Toy Story 3 from scratch. They used toys and shot them in stop-motion to show what their favorite movie would look like […] The post Teen brothers spent 8 years recreating full “Toy Story 3” with toys and stop motion appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Disney, Stop Motion, Toy Story, Morgan, DES MOINES Iowa, Mason McGrew, Toy Story 3, Morgan Mcgrew, Toy Story 3 IRL


The winners of the world’s largest photo contest: Wiki Loves Monuments

Wiki Loves Monuments is the world largest photography competition. Wikimedia states, “It’s also a platform for global collaboration in making beautiful, significant photos of monuments freely available to anyone, anywhere.” When photographers join the competition they simultaneously donate their images to Wikimedia Commons, “the free repository that holds most of the images used on Wikipedia, […] The post The winners of the world’s largest photo contest: Wiki Loves Monuments appeared first on DI...
Tags: Photography, Wikipedia, Inspiration, Wikimedia, Contest, Photo Contest, Wiki Loves Monuments


The winners of Flickr’s Best Shot 2019 are absolute stunners

More than 17,000 photos were submitted to Flickr’s contest. The five winners received a $200 gift card from Blurb each. This isn’t a lot of prize, but there is quite a bit of bragging rights involved, I guess. Flickr invited five photographers from the community to assist with the nominations and appointed three in-house judges […] The post The winners of Flickr’s Best Shot 2019 are absolute stunners appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Flickr, Contest, Photo Contest


100 Lego Star Wars photos from one dedicated toy photographer

UK based photographer David Saunders has reached 100 photographs in a Lego Star Wars project. David shoots Lego, dinosaurs, action figures, and other awesome toys. If you ever have a moment take a look at his social media. The images will amaze you. To stay on top of our game, photographers should undertake personal projects. […] The post 100 Lego Star Wars photos from one dedicated toy photographer appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Star Wars, Photography, UK, Inspiration, David, Lego, Toy Photography, David Saunders


How I shot the weekend’s Supermoon in Antarctica

Shayne McGuire captured the Snow Moon in Antarctica this weekend. The name ‘Snow Moon’ has its origin from Native American tribes. Yesterday evening she experienced that everything lined perfectly up. In addition, the moon took on a beautiful red color tone as it hovered above the horizon. Shayne has a deep respect and love for […] The post How I shot the weekend’s Supermoon in Antarctica appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Antarctica, Shayne, Supermoon, Snow Moon, Night Sky Photography, Moon Photography, Shayne McGuire


It’s not about the gear, it’s about the sweat you put in!

I get asked a lot by people about equipment and settings, photoshop editing, and all manner of ‘technical stuff’. I also get asked a lot about what my top advice is for taking better pictures, and the answer is not in a plugin or a shiny new camera. I find it funny that as photographers, […] The post It’s not about the gear, it’s about the sweat you put in! appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Rant, Tim Wallace, Business Advice, Creative Workflow



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