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Katie Orlinsky

Katie Orlinsky Shoshanna and her children at home in Mea Sharim, Jerusalem. 2010 Katie Orlinsky (b.1983, USA) received a B.A. in Political Science/Latin American Studies from Colorado College in 2005. Her interest in international politics and a desire to raise awareness on social and humanitarian issues led her to photojournalism. Katie is a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and various non-profit organizations. Her work has been published in Life, Newsweek, Le Monde, Stern, Time, Adbusters and the International Herald Tribune among others. Katie is the 2011 POYI Emerging...

Pet Portrait Photography Tips

Pet Portrait Photography Tips “Fashion” captured by Geir Østen Berg (Click Image to See More From Geir Østen Berg) Taking great photographs is not easy. It takes time, patience and a little bit of knowledge! This article will focus on taking photographs of pets or animals, and the challenges this sometimes poses. What follows are a few tips I’ve learned over the years shooting animals and pets (but these tips can also translate for shooting other subjects as well!) 1. Patience & Positive Attitude This is definitely #1 for me. If you rush through the shoot, and become frustrated the results will...

Bridge Camera Vs Point and Shoot Camera

Bridge Camera Vs Point and Shoot Camera Over recent years there has been an explosion in the range of digital cameras. Although there has been a move away from ‘traditional’ type of compact cameras and Digital Single Lens Reflex (Digital SLR) with the industry appearing to focusing a lot of development ‘compact system cameras’ (bridge camera). This has made it even harder to decide which digital camera is the best for the average consumer. The recently released Nikon J1 – a new Bridge Camera concept The principle behind most compact system cameras is the same as that of a Digital SLR, with the benefits of relatively...

Why Photography Is Such A Great Hobby

Why Photography Is Such A Great Hobby It’s a simple question. Why am I taking pictures? What’s so special about photography compared to other visual art forms? I’m not writing this to give you an answer, but I’m sharing why I love what photography does for me and why I think it’s such a great hobby to integrate into my life, which also resulted to me starting a photography blog site. “Random Encounter” captured by Willy Yohanes (Click Image to See More From Willy Yohanes) Why Photography Means A Lot To Me As I share my personal reasons to these questions and I’d like to encourage you to add yours in the...

Exposure Tips in Photography

Exposure Tips in Photography “Following The Tide” captured by Mark Broughton (Click Image to See More From Mark Broughton) Exposure is a term you will hear a lot in photography. It is used to describe the amount of light traveling through the lens and camera body, eventually collected onto the film or image sensor. Correct exposure is obtained through a delicate balance between shutter speed, aperture, and the sensitivity of the film or image sensor (this is generally referred to as ISO). There is a correct exposure (objectively speaking) for every scene. For the purpose of this hub, we will focus on the...

How to Make the Most from a Test Session

Setting up a test session can be as easy as taking a friend to a park — if it’s the right friend and the right park. A test session is for the purpose of trying out a new technique or piece of equipment, or to shoot something that you hope will end up in your portfolio. But just because it’s a test, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t adequately prepare for it. The better you plan, the better images you’ll get. Try to think of everything you’ll need in advance.  I brainstorm until I have five to 10 good shot ideas, then I ask myself which are the three best. I plan on shooting...

Brian Widdis

Brian Widdis Grand Rapids, Michigan 2006 Brian Widdis (b. 1969, USA) began his professional work in 1995 doing commercial photography in Lansing and Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2001, he relocated to Detroit and began doing editorial work. In 2009, Brian photographed the ritual of collecting the daily mail as part of the series ‘Delivery’. Since 2007, he has been photographing his home life and his experience being a dad for a project titled ‘The Home Front’. Brian is also working with fellow Detroit photographer Romain Blanquart about the city of Detroit called ‘Can’t Forget the Motor City’....

Photoblogging – How to Start a Photoblog

Photoblogging – How to Start a Photoblog Photo captured by Stephan Chee (Click Image to See More From Stephan Chee) Over the past couple years I have heard about people blogging and I honestly never paid much attention and just had no interest in it. To me blogging, was for vain or bored people – and I was certainly neither. Then a little over a year ago I heard the term photoblog and I was suddenly interested in blogging again. Why do people photoblog? After some research I learned that photoblogging has really exploded across the internet. Now more than ever there are multiple options for affordable digital cameras and a...

Ask the Photo Business Coach: How to Write a Killer Bio for Your Website

In this edition of Ask the Photo Business Coach, I share some advice on highlighting your achievements in a high-impact biography for your website. [via Black Star...

Tips if the Bride and Groom are Camera Shy

Tips if the Bride and Groom are Camera Shy “Love and Passion” captured by Olesia Kliots (Click Image to See More From Olesia Kliots) How do you deal with a stiff bride and groom when it comes to the portrait time? Well, I have a few tricks up my sleeve, but they all boil down to the same thing: familiarize yourself with the people you’re photographing and do whatever you can to get them to relax, to know that this isn’t serious time, this is a time to let loose and be themselves. Here are a few things you can do… 1. Most weddings go on in the summer, so if you see that your bride is perspiring a bit, tell the groom...
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