via Ginger Unzueta · Here is pretty undeniable proof that no one needs a fancy studio to make beautiful portraits. Give us 2 minutes and a window. · Emily's Everyday Bravery award pins are everything. · "We rarely look back on our lives and say, 'I'm disappointed that I made my art.'" · We've heard nothing but amazing things about the advice and inspiration found In the Company of Women. This is one for the wish list

Ya'll already know we are big time lovers of Instagram. Can you think of a better social media outlet for photographers? We certainly can't. Though, with all the benefits that come from the 'Gram, it can be a bit intimidating when you see just how many followers the next guy has. We dont want you focusing on the greener grass next door but we do want to help you grow your following today — and we do mean your following. It's important to keep in mind that

Chances are good that you aren't the only photography in the crowd, right? As a general rule, if you were not invited by the artist or speaker of the event, pack the flash away until you receive permission from the proper authority. Can you imagine singing or speaking to a crowd and a dozen flash bulbs go off at one time? Not only would this likely temporarily blind the person everyone came to see, but it will likely get you kicked out of the pit as well. "If

via Kristen Boatwright· A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Mom: Is domestic life the enemy of creative work? · Just in time for your weekend, the master list of when and where You Can Catch All Your Favorite Halloween Flicks on TV + the 9 Best Halloween Themed Movies on Netflix. · America's Favorite Halloween Candy State-by-State but lets be honest, the peanut butter cup rules all. · "Add some chaos to your life. A certain amount is healthy. It stimulates growth and change and passion and excitement." · In the course

While we have previously shared a 365 a few weeks ago, what we love about this personal challenge is the variants it can take from one artist to the next. One of our very favorites that we have been following since it graced our forum is that of Evelyne Lourenco. She runs the photography marathon like no other, all the while exuding pure joie de vivre. As most people we know, we live busy lives, sometimes going through our everyday just to get everything done. We have long

In order to get your key shots of the main event with the masses around you, simplify your frame by shooting over heads and aiming up. If you happen to be on an even level with the main event, like a race, look around you to find a higher space that can give you an upper hand and get you a clear shot. If the space is the stage or belongs to a shop or vendor, use your best manners and ask to grab a few minutes