• Photographer Emma-Jane Lewis in the Latest Domestika Diary
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    Photographer Emma-Jane Lewis in the Latest Domestika Diary

    The fashion and conceptual photographer takes us on a lifestyle photoshoot around London Emma-Jane Lewis (@ej_3) began her career as a wedding photographer before branching out into the world of fashion. She has won several awards and was even named one of Elle UK magazine’s top 12 UK wedding photographers in 2020. Her work has appeared everywhere from social media to high street campaigns, lookbooks, album cover artwork, and promotional material for celebrities. Join Emma-Jane in this Domestika Diary as she takes us along on one of her latest lifestyle photoshoots in London.

  • Top Tips for Mastering Night Photography
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    Top Tips for Mastering Night Photography

    Would you like to have the ultimate guide to night photography? Check out these essential professional tips If you have tried night photography you may have found it is a different process to photographing in daytime! The reason is that you don’t rely on your light meter in the camera. My Domestika course, Introduction to Digital Photography in Manual Mode, is on how to use your camera in manual mode and you need to understand this process to be able to use long shutter speeds for night time photographs or to make water look smooth.

  • Photography Tutorial: Lighting with a Beauty Dish
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    Photography Tutorial: Lighting with a Beauty Dish

    Learn how to light like a professional using a beauty dish, with Julia Robbs Even if you’re new to photography, you probably know that lighting is fundamental to achieving professional-looking photos. A beauty dish is a useful tool for portrait shots, as it creates a focal point for the light, illuminating the model and creating contrast between light and shadow for flattering results. Julia Robbs (@juliarobbs) is a fashion and beauty photographer based in NYC. Her love of travel has taken her all over the world, working both in-studio and on location for lifestyle, portraiture, beauty, and fashion photoshoots. In this tutorial, Julia gives you some simple and easy-to-follow advice to create stunning beauty shots using a beauty dish.

  • Basic Materials for Coloring Photos with Watercolors
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    Basic Materials for Coloring Photos with Watercolors

    Discover which materials you need to start experimenting with paint and photographs After Joseph Niépce produced the first photograph in 1826, around 100 years passed before the first color film arrived. However, you would be mistaken to think that all photographic records produced during that century were in black and white. Long before the legendary Kodachrome, one of the first great photographic color films, color was added by hand using processes such as photo painting, also known as hand coloring.

  • Photographer Claudia Andujar: a Life Dedicated to the Socially Invisible
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    Photographer Claudia Andujar: a Life Dedicated to the Socially Invisible

    Discover the work of this 90-year-old Swiss-Brazilian creator and activist, defender of the indigenous cause Half a century ago, when Claudia Andujar first visited the great land of the Yanomami, a territory larger than Portugal, situated on the extreme North of Brazil, and inhabited by around 30,000 souls, this ancient civilization was living in isolation, leading existences embedded in tradition. Over the next few decades, she was able to document what assimilation had meant to the villages of the forest—illegal mining of metals, land-grabbing, loss of traditions and landmarks, illness, and misery. During the most critical moments of the aggressive developmentalism by the military dictatorship and the failing democratization at the end of the 1980s, the Swiss photographer, with Brazilian naturalization, captured the accelerated transformation that impacted the surviving people who originally inhabited the country.

  • The PhotoBook That Vindicates the Memory of Argentina's Trans Community
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    The PhotoBook That Vindicates the Memory of Argentina's Trans Community

    Archivo de la Memoria Trans preserves the happy moments of the trans community during a time of criminalization Argentina became the first country in South America to establish the Gender Identity Act in 2012. Before that, trans identity was criminalized and repressed by the police. Those who were forced to live on the edge of society had to look for ways to find refuge and create a fantasy parallel life for their community. The Archivo de la Memoria Trans Argentina is an audiovisual collection that aims to preserve, build and vindicate the memory of the Argentinean trans community through photographs, videos, and diary entries. The archive contains some 10.000 images, dating back from the beginning of the 20th century to the 1990s. Part of this material has been turned into a book. Its goal is to recall the memories of the protagonists, captured in a happy moment during an otherwise difficult era.

  • Free Guide: Basics of Composition in Photography
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    Free Guide: Basics of Composition in Photography

    Do you want to learn how to best arrange the elements of a photograph to capture the best shot? Check out this guide In photography, as much as in other art forms, capturing the perfect shot requires a good subject that can tell a story and some fundamental skills: one of these skills is getting the right composition. Photojournalist and documentary filmmaker Giulia Candussi (@giulia_candussi) can teach you how to take high-quality photos that can convey your unique vision. One of the essential skills is knowing how to guide the viewer’s gaze towards the most salient elements of your image; in other words, using adequate composition.

  • Women Photograph: A World Catalog of 1300 Female Photographers
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    Women Photograph: A World Catalog of 1300 Female Photographers

    In a male-dominated industry, this website showcases female and non-binary talents in photojournalism Women Photograph is a non-profit organization launched in 2017 to give exposure to women and nonbinary individuals working in photojournalism. Its catalog includes more than 1300 independent photographers based in over 100 countries and serves media companies promoting equality and diversity within their workforce. Women Photograph offers financial support to various projects and tutoring programs and a yearly workshop for developing skills. It also provides a traveling fund to improve opportunities for professional development for underrepresented groups in the media industry. Read on to learn how this female photographers' organization came to be and how it is making an impact in photojournalism.

  • What Is Documentary Family Photography?
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    What Is Documentary Family Photography?

    Discover a photography style that captures the intimacy, routines, and relationship ties of a family If you are over 30, you will remember when your parents and grandparents used to pull out and show family albums to visiting family and friends. Together with many staged pictures, those albums are also full of spontaneous and unexpected snapshots. In the days of analog photography, you could not see the result of your shots before developing them, which allowed for a lot more spontaneity. And spontaneity is one of the main features of celebrated Brazilian photographer Grazi Ventura (@graziventura), a documentary family photography specialist.

  • Curious Minds Podcast: Why Do So Many Artists Make Self Portraits?
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    Curious Minds Podcast: Why Do So Many Artists Make Self Portraits?

    Discover what makes self portraits such a unique format and part of the creative process with Curious Minds, an original podcast by Domestika Curious Minds is an original podcast by Domestika that explores the curiosities and untold histories of the creative world. Each week we’ll bring you a new episode, interviewing experts and creatives as we dive into the unusual origins of the images, patterns, and designs we take for granted. Subscribe for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app to never miss an episode.

  • 10 Online Adobe Photoshop Courses for Pro Photographers
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    10 Online Adobe Photoshop Courses for Pro Photographers

    Experts in Adobe Photoshop teach you how to retouch your photos and explore the possibilities of Camera Raw Adobe Photoshop courses are the key that will unlock the door to achieving professional and quality images. Photographers around the world choose this program for its versatility and the range of tools it offers. But even for them, the post-production process brings with it several challenges. That's why everyone needs to regularly update their knowledge and discover the latest creative possibilities it offers. If you are a photographer, be sure to check out these ten Adobe Photoshop courses. With the help of photo retouching experts, you will practice all kinds of techniques while discovering different settings. Some courses focus on the importance of Camera Raw. In addition to teaching you new useful tricks, these artists are sure to inspire you. Adobe Photoshop for Color Correction, a course by Manu Torres Photographer Manu Torres will show you how to adjust and manage the color of your photographs with absolute precision. You will also master how to develop your photos in Adobe Camera Raw, allowing you to get the most information from your photos and obtain professional results. Manu, a colorist who specializes in Photoshop, says that this software is the most suitable for working with color.

  • Discover Julia Nimke’s Outstanding Travel Photography
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    Discover Julia Nimke’s Outstanding Travel Photography

    Explore the nature-inspired work of this German photographer as she takes us on her travels around the world We all live in the same world, but we do not always manage to honor its beauty when it comes to capturing it on film or in photos. Specialist travel photographers know how to connect with the wonders of our surroundings through their lenses. The images they capture enable us to experience the magic of those places, even if we’ve never been there. Julia Nimke (@julia_nimke) is a German photographer who specializes in travel and lifestyle. She has worked with clients such as Adobe, Mercedes-Benz, Lufthansa, and Sony. She knows how to represent the emotion and beauty of our planet. Read on to learn about her fascinating professional journey.

  • What Is Fine Art Photography?
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    What Is Fine Art Photography?

    Learn all about this photographic style and its key characteristics Although there isn't one clear definition to describe fine art photography, a key characteristic of this type of photography project is that its author always has a clear intention. In this discipline, the photographer is considered an artist. The images, which translate the creative vision of the person behind the lens, seek to go beyond reproducing or representing reality, as is the case, for example, in documentary photography. Instead, these images are the fruit of an artistic process that will usually have been developed over months. Their aim, like all works of art, is to invent, or, to quote a song by brazilian artist Caetano Veloso, "throw worlds at the world".

  • 12 Free Photography Tutorials For Starting Out or Becoming a Pro
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    12 Free Photography Tutorials For Starting Out or Becoming a Pro

    Get top tips and learn advanced techniques from Domestika’s photography experts Photography is such a broad discipline, you will never run out of new tricks to learn. From shooting self-portraits and sunsets to using sketchbooks and pin-hole cameras, these 12 tutorials share the best techniques for working on a diverse range of photographic projects with a variety of tools. Whether you are just starting out with limited resources or are looking to perfect more advanced techniques, we have a tutorial for you. Click on the title to access the full content! Photography Tutorial: How to Set up a Self-Portrait Self-portraits have been a fundamental component of self-expression throughout history, allowing artists to explore their own external image and internal truths. Laura Zalenga (@laurazalenga) is a photographer passionate about the art of self-portraits who has given talks for clients like Adobe, Disney, Sony, and Mercedes Benz. In this tutorial, she shares three different ways you can set up your own self-portrait photoshoot easily and effectively, depending on what tools you have available.

  • Free Guide: Styling your Products for a Home Photoshoot
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    Free Guide: Styling your Products for a Home Photoshoot

    Do you want to learn a few tips about styling and photographing your products? Check out this guide Artist, illustrator, and entrepreneur Tatiana Nedialkova (@softerandwild) knows how important it is for your products to look amazing when you promote them. A home photoshoot can be the best place to achieve this if you use the right tools and direction. In product photography, you need to study and plan your setup, especially if shooting at home: props, camera, and various backdrops. Tatiana shares a guide with tips on food photography to inspire setting up your own home photoshoots.

  • Meet the 10 Female Photographers of World Press Photo 2021
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    Meet the 10 Female Photographers of World Press Photo 2021

    Following the announcement of this year’s winners, we spotlight the 10 female nominees The World Press Photo Contest recognizes the best visual journalism of the last year, rewarding images and stories in eight categories: Contemporary Issues, General News, Environment, Long-Term Projects, Nature, Spot News, Sports, and Portraits. This year, 4315 photographers from 130 countries entered 74,470 images. Of the 45 photographers nominated, only 10 are women. Following the announcement of this year’s winners, we spotlight the 10 female nominees, two of whom have just been awarded first place in their categories.