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I’ve been noticing a few messages on Facebook and Twitter recently from people asking for peoples opinions on their photos. Are they too dark? Too light? Is the colour right? There is obviously a worry that their images will look out of place, particularly when entering an image into a competition. However, there is a simple answer to this drawn from my experience in the music recording industry. One of the gems of advice given to people making a final mix is to get some recordings from other artists from similar genres and to check to see if your recording would sit well in the mix. So the equivalent for photography is to go to the websites of some of the photographers that you respect, pick a few sample photographs of a similar style and check your image would sit well in a slideshow of them. Obviously, there is a bit of creative freedom to operate away from this ‘visual mean’, but it will certainly give some guidance and confidence that you’re not working miles away from normal.
I’ve been noticing a few messages on Facebook and Twitter recently from people asking for peoples opinions on their photos. Are they too dark? Too light? Is the colour right? more
It is Summer here in New York, but I can feel the frost radiating cold from Andrew L. Moore’s photograph "Sandhills Blizzard" Cherry County, Nebraska 2013. more
All photographers, me included, can easily get lured by the songs by the Saturation Sirens, calling us from the shore as we sail through the fog. more
Our 4x4 feature is a set of 4 landscape photography portfolios from our subscribers: Jane Goodall, Maxime Daviron, Peter Delaney & Phil Starkey more
QT Luong's project to photograph all 59 US National Parks couldn’t come at a more opportune moment. The current government of the US has proposed many reductions in the scale & protection of the National Parks more
Erin also draws upon her background in art history in her writing about photography, which appears in a variety of publications. more
For this issue, we’re delighted to talk to Pep Ventosa, whose photographic compilations of trees, among other subjects, have inspired many others to try this technique. more
It is often too easy to ignore the landscape we see around us every day. It is common to feel the need to travel to be inspired to photograph. Once out of our home surroundings we feel enthused by the unfamiliar and by a concept of the ‘other’ more
I was surprised by the number of favourable responses I received to a recent post in which I stated that not one of the images I consider as my most meaningful resulted from planning. more