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In Praise of Shadows

In photography, shoot shadows. As dark as possible.

Expose for highlights.

PHOTOGRAPHY 101

PHOTOGRAPHY 101

Dear friend,

If you’re new to photography, start here:

  1. The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Mastering Photography
  2. Free Photography Bootcamp
  3. 100 Photography Tips for Beginners

Photography is Everything!

  1. Photography Leisure
  2. FOCUS ON PHOTO
  3. Closer is Better
  4. POWER PHOTOGRAPHY
  5. Film Noir Compositions in Photography
  6. RAW PHOTOS.
  7. The Photographer as Story Teller
  8. Photograph Your Own History
  9. THE INTRINSIC JOY OF PHOTOGRAPHING
  10. My Desire to Become the Uber-Photographer
  11. How to Become a More Creative Photographer
  12. IMPACTFUL PHOTOGRAPHY
  13. My Higher Mission
  14. Photograph Human Affairs
  15. Why is Photography So Pleasurable?
  16. How to Shoot More Photos
  17. Why Do You Shoot Photos?
  18. Photo Zen Sublime
  19. Photo Wisdom
  20. How to Make a Digital Portfolio
  21. How to Master Photography
  22. Digital Photography 101
  23. My Photos
  24. Natural Photography
  25. Fit Your Photography Style to Your Personality Style, Not the Other Way Around
  26. 13 New Photography Assignment Ideas for You
  27. Photography Ideas
  28. Camera is God
  29. Put Your Hand In It!
  30. Even a Single Hair Casts Its Own Shadow
  31. PHOTOS RULE EVERYTHING AROUND ME
  32. Shoot More, Think Less.
  33. Why JPEG is Superior to RAW
  34. How to Have Inspiration and Motivation to Make New Photos
  35. Shoot the Sky
  36. The Art of Choosing Your Best Photos: How to Cull and Edit Down Your Portfolio
  37. The Art of Photography
  38. Never Stop Photographing
  39. Visual Kinesthesia
  40. Photography is Writing with Light
  41. In Praise of Shooting Intelligent Auto JPEG
  42. How I Mastered Photography
  43. PHOTOGRAPHY GAME
  44. Photography as Discovering Beauty in Unlikely Places
  45. What is the Secret of Making Great Photographs?
  46. Why Do You Do Photography?
  47. You’re an Artist.
  48. How to Edit Your Photos

Photography Tips

  1. PHOTOGRAPH FOR FUN!
  2. 15 Tips How to Make More Interesting Photos
  3. 10 Tips How to Shoot More Photos Everyday
  4. 7 Tips How to Shoot Surreal Photos
  5. 10 Tips How to Fill the Frame in Photography
  6. Look Up! 16 Photography Composition Perspective Tips
  7. 10 Simple Black and White Photography Tips
  8. 10 Simple Black and White Photography Tips
  9. 5 Simple Street Photography Composition Tips
  10. 5 Simple Street Photography Composition Tips

Photography Articles

Mad men. NYC, 2017. Pentax 645Z

  1. How to Elevate Your Photography to the Next Level
  2. You’re (Already) a Photographer!
  3. 7 Tips How to Shoot More Photos
  4. Everything is Permitted in Photography!
  5. 20 Dark Tips How to Shoot Shadow Photos
  6. How to Give a Constructive Critique in Photography
  7. 15 Tips How to Shoot Better Selfies
  8. Photography is All a Matter of Perspective
  9. Photography Warmup Assignments
  10. 5 Simple Tips How to Take Better Pictures
  11. 10 Tips How to Shoot Better Architecture Photography
  12. 7 Reasons Why I Love Digital Medium-Format Photography
  13. My Experience Shooting Digital Medium Format in Street Photography
  14. My Experience Shooting my Friend Wedding on Digital Medium Format

Photography Techniques

  1. Photo Technique: Look Up
  2. Street Photography Technique: Overlap
  3. The Fishing Technique in Street Photography
  4. The “Bookend” Technique in Street Photography

Everyday Photography

RICOH GR II selfie in mirror, double eye surreal. Prague, 2017
RICOH GR II selfie in mirror, double eye surreal. Prague, 2017
  1. How to Shoot Better Night Photography
  2. How to Shoot Better Macro Photography
  3. Everyday Photography
  4. 10 Tips How to Take Better Photos of Everyday Life
  5. 15 Tips How to Shoot Better Selfies
  6. 10 Tips How to Take Better Photos of Everyday Life

Color Photography 101

Photography Philosophy

Photography Inspiration

The Fundamentals of Photography


Photography Equipment »

How to Take Better Photos »

Composition Lessons »

Photography Assignments »

Contact Sheets »

Editing (Image Selection) »

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Creativity »

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Motivation »

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Post-Processing

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How to Create a Body of Work

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Technical Photography Settings

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Learn From the Masters of Photography

MASTERS PROTOTYPE by HAPTIC

“He without a past has no future.”

Start here:

  1. Why Study the Masters of Photography?
  2. Great Female Master Photographers
  3. Cheat Sheet of the Masters of Photography
  4. 100 Lessons From the Masters of Street Photography
  5. Beginner’s Guide to the Masters of Street Photography
  6. Download All Articles >

The Masters of Photography

Prague, 1968. Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos
Prague, 1968. Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos

Classics never die:

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