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Has Behind the Scenes Become More Important Than the Final Photos From a Photoshoot? | Fstoppers

Sometimes the journey to the best photos are more interesting than the actual image. Or so trends suggest.

There has been an increasing trend over the last few years that many newer photographers have latched onto. That trend is how important it is to tell the story “of” the photoshoot rather than just conducting the shoot itself. I’ve been noticing a very specific shift in priority from a time when it was all about the final images to a balance between shooting and behind the scene to our modern world where it can often be surprising how often behind the scenes actually seems to be the true product of a photoshoot.

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People Are More Drawn to Meaning in Photos Than Parts That Pop Out: Study

Rule of thirds, golden ratio and leading lines are thought to be great composition ratios to get people to look at the main subject of your image. But does research support this supposition?

People’s eyes are more attracted to areas of photos that have more “meaning” than areas that “stick out.” That’s according to a newly published study by a

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Learning Digital Photography May Have More Benefits Than You Think

It turns out that photography might help you stay sharp as you age.

Learning digital photography may give you more than just some good images and fun – it may actually help exercise and keep your brain active!

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The Iris photo booth offers headshots without the photographer for $20

Self-service is becoming ubiquitous in modern day society. We are pushing the envelope with automation and swaths of jobs are becoming obsolete. Has portrait photography crossed the threshold of becoming automated?

Photo booths just got an upgrade — the Iris photo booth is designed to take selfies that are good enough for corporate headshots.

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What I’ve Learned from Shooting at Night on the Alps

Night photography isn’t just about the stars.

The night has fallen. I am alone, on top of a mountain, at an altitude of 3,000 meters (~1.86miles). Fog is floating along through the valleys below, illum

Source: What I’ve Learned from Shooting at Night on the Alps

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The Future of Photography: Thoughts on the Impact of Free Photos

How do free photos impact photography?

We didn’t start Unsplash to reinvent an industry. We started Unsplash because we thought it might be useful. Unsplash is a community where anyone can share

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Pro Photographers with Amateur Gear vs. an Amateur with Pro Gear

Loved watching this video about how important it is for what is behind the camera–you.

The photographers at Mango Street wanted to show that it generally takes more than “pro” camera gear to shoot “pro” photos, so they decided to do a shootou

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Handheld Milky Way imaging with the OM-D E-M1 MkII (by Jonathan Usher)

If you never considered a micro 4/3 mirrorless camera due to the small sensor size, think again. This sweet shot of the Milky Way by Jonathan Usher was captured hand held.Source: Handheld Milky Way imaging with the OM-D E-M1 MkII (by Jonathan Usher)

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Don’t Forget to Tell a Story

Oh, and don’t forget to tell a story.

It’s easy to obsess over gear. We all love new toys, and it’s natural to lust over that hot new mirrorless camera or convince yourself that a lens upgrade

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5 Tips for When You Feel Inadequate as a Photographer

What to do as a photographer when you just feel you’re not cutting it. What do you do when you feel inadequate as a photographer, like an imposter? Read and follow these tips to help you get back on track!

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