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The Life of a Photograph

Veteran National Geographic photographer Sam Abell offers a look inside the heart and mind of a master photographer.
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The most profound and moving story about photography I have yet to seel  Take a moment (45 minutes) and enjoy. Sam Abell embodies the best of photography.

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Real Estate Photography

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Real Estate photography in Kingscliff, NSW. On the river in Kingscliff.
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My new Real Estate Photography blog post. Doing it a little differently.

www.goldcoastrealestatephotography.com

 

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5 Great Ways to Optimize Photos for Search Engines Traffic - The Photo Argus

5 Great Ways to Optimize Photos for Search Engines Traffic - The Photo Argus | Photography Today | Scoop.it
The quickest way to save your photos is to copy them from the camera memory and to paste into some folder on your computer. That’s very easy and thanks to the preview option you can always find photos you need.
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Extremely important information if you put your photos online. That means just about everyone who takes photos.  This will save you precious time and get your photos found online.

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How To Size Your Images So They Show Their Best on Facebook

How To Size Your Images So They Show Their Best on Facebook | Photography Today | Scoop.it
Just about every day I read a comment from a photographer complaining about Facebook making their images look terrible. There are hundreds of websites that have done tests and posted results to sho...
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Ok! Here is the way to size your images for Facebook.  However, please remember that Facebook erases all metadata from your images so don't forget to watermark and keep images at low resolution!

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Rule of Thirds

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Man with red umbrella walking on beach on a rainy day
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Sometimes when least expect it, a photo opportunity is given.  Our job is to take it.

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Kim Jansen van Rensburg Photography

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I believe the moments captured on a photograph are a glimpse into a persons absolute uniqueness....
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Amazing!  Must watch especially for everyone but great for photographers.

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Traditional 40's Pinup Photos With Models Wearing High Speed Milk

Traditional 40's Pinup Photos With Models Wearing High Speed Milk | Photography Today | Scoop.it
London based photographer, Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz, has created a 12 month calendar inspired by retro calendars from the 1940's pinup girl. Except the girls aren't wearing clothes, they are wearing milk.
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Nice use of milk!

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40 Must-See Photos From The Past

40 Must-See Photos From The Past | Photography Today | Scoop.it
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I'm sure many of these photos seemed ordinary back when they were taken, now they are extraordinary! 

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Lisa Caporale's curator insight, November 15, 2013 7:30 AM

Simply Amazing Photos Everyone Needs To See

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What Models Look For In A Good Host

What Models Look For In A Good Host | Photography Today | Scoop.it
Keeping your models and clients happy on set is vital to creating images that evoke the full range of emotion. Part of your job as a photographer is to bring everyone on set to a mind space that is...
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Very useful article and if you use models you better read it.

www.greencoastphotography.com

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Can Photojournalism Survive in the Instagram Era?

Can Photojournalism Survive in the Instagram Era? | Photography Today | Scoop.it
Renowned photography theorist Fred Ritchin has a simple message for those behind the camera: Innovate or die.
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Important article for all photographers to read.

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The Reclusive Peeping Tom Photographer and his Cardboard Camera

The Reclusive Peeping Tom Photographer and his Cardboard Camera | Photography Today | Scoop.it
Charming eccentric or tolerated local boogyman? The townspeople of Kyjov in Czech Republic could never quite decide.
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If you every wonder if your camera is 'good enough" or whether you need a Nikon, Canon or Sony, better read this article and especially take a look at these home made cameras!

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Your First 10000 Photographs May Include Some of Your Best - PetaPixel

Your First 10000 Photographs May Include Some of Your Best - PetaPixel | Photography Today | Scoop.it
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Your First 10000 Photographs May Include Some of Your Best
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This sage advice is from perhaps the most influential photographer and art philosopher in the history of photography.
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This is a great article about Henri Cartier-Bresson.  There is a  lot more sage advice from him.  I especially took to heart his advice about technology and not getting too caught up in the 'perfect' image. It is the emotion that takes precidence.  www.greencoastphotography.com

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New Camera Sensor Eliminates Need for Flash

New Camera Sensor Eliminates Need for Flash | Photography Today | Scoop.it
No flash? No problem. A new imaging sensor could soon make it possible for photographers to take clear, sharp photos, even in dim lighting.
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Hold on to your hats. This is a game changing investion.

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25 Beautiful Night Photography examples and Tips for Beginners

25 Beautiful Night Photography examples and Tips for Beginners | Photography Today | Scoop.it
Night photography refers to photographs taken outdoors between dusk and dawn.

Via Tiaan Jonker
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Something special about night photography.  I find the night time even more magical with a camera.  We are beginning our own night sky photography classes as www.greencoastphotography.com

 

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 29, 2013 4:56 AM

Photographers who specialize in night photography and stair trails are somewhat of a special breed.

Watch the amazing pictures and get the very useful tips here.

Ji Woong Jang's curator insight, May 29, 2013 10:13 PM

It was so hard to take the night shoots to meet my satisfaction, but I am sure that this post will help you and I  lead to better skills next time! Spcially, tip number 5 ~ 7 are related to actual dealing with the camera rather than number 1 ~4 tips are explaining for the pre-posture. Are you ready for taking the most beaufiul photos ?

Randy McKown's comment, June 27, 2013 10:44 AM
that fire breather shot is AWESOME .. wish I would have shot that one. :)
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Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm

Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm | Photography Today | Scoop.it
These wonderful photographs by Elena Shumilova plunge the viewer into a beautiful world that revolves around two boys and their adorable dog, cat, duckling and rabbit friends.
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Truely magical photography....

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21 Photographers Share The Most Amazing Shot They Ever Captured

21 Photographers Share The Most Amazing Shot They Ever Captured | Photography Today | Scoop.it
A picture really is worth a thousand words. From hobbyists to professionals, everyone has a favorite image, according to these answers on Quora.
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Proof of the saying, "Great pictures aren't taken, they are given."

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Which Size Memory Card Should I Use?

Which Size Memory Card Should I Use? | Photography Today | Scoop.it
Probably like most of you, I have a plethora of different memory card sizes from 2GB up to 32GB. When I head out on a big shoot I tend to wonder if it would be better to use the smaller cards and s...
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Everyone's Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You'll Understand Why.

Everyone's Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You'll Understand Why. | Photography Today | Scoop.it
This changed absolutely everything.
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Running out of ideas?  Can't find a model?  Check out what this guy did.

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How To Make Money In Photography

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Often when it comes to professional photography, I get asked one simple question. That question is - How do you get clients to pay? It’s not uncommon to have some troubles jumping from the TF (Trad...
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Worth a read. 

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Buy of the beholder

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Few have heard of Peter Lik, yet his paintings sell for a pretty penny.
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Important read for photographers attempting to sell their works.  Its all in the marketing. Is this Peter Lik photo worth 1 million bucks? Are yours worth next to nothing? 

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Why Didn’t People Smile in Old Portraits?

Why Didn’t People Smile in Old Portraits? | Photography Today | Scoop.it
Before technology made snapshots possible, only drunkards and sex gods could grin.
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A good read especially if you do portrait photography.

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Light Wave Dance

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Incredible photo of Aboriginal man conjuring the waves to dance with the light. B&W image by Sirrah Lore of Green Coast Photography.

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This Beautiful Time-Lapse is a ‘Love Letter to the Fog of the San Francisco Bay Area’

This Beautiful Time-Lapse is a ‘Love Letter to the Fog of the San Francisco Bay Area’ | Photography Today | Scoop.it
In 2010, we featured photographer Simon Christen’s stunning time-lapse of the San Francisco Bay Area, The Unseen Sea. Since then, however, we haven’t seen any more of his work. That is, until he sent us the sequel.
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Actually a video but so amazing I felt to incorporate it.  Gave me new ideas as I love to be above the clouds.  see more at www.greencoastphotography.com

 

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Lightroom 5 New Features | Steelevisions Blog

Lightroom 5 New Features | Steelevisions Blog | Photography Today | Scoop.it
Adobe has released Lightroom version 5, and it includes some killer new features that make it worth upgrading. If you own my Lightroom Made Easy online
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The advanced healing brush is great but the new "Upright" feature is a must for real esate photographers and Architectural Photographers.

www.goldcoastrealestatephotography.com

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How-To: Shoot Epic Landscapes Photos Of the Night Sky - Popular Photography Magazine

How-To: Shoot Epic Landscapes Photos Of the Night Sky - Popular Photography Magazine | Photography Today | Scoop.it
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Growing up in New Jersey, photographer Ben Canales didn't have a lot of stars to look at.
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More fantastic night sky photography. see more at www.greencoastphotography.com

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Best external hard drive for photographers: 6 models tested and rated via digitalcameraworld.com @ Weeder

Best external hard drive for photographers: 6 models tested and rated http://t.co/vWCoPsij5G #photography
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the-absolute-best-photography: Milky Way @ Kuala...

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the-absolute-best-photography: “Milky Way @ Kuala Penyu Sabah by Sam’s Digital Shoe Box on Flickr. You have to follow this blog, it’s really awesome!
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Some fantastic night sky photography brighten your nights!

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