• 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.

  • Discover the 2021 Winner of the World Press Photo Contest
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    Discover the 2021 Winner of the World Press Photo Contest

    The hug between an elderly woman and her nurse at the beginning of the health crisis in Brazil is the Best Photograph of the year The World Press Photo Contest has once again recognized the best of visual journalism from the past year. In an online ceremony held today, the winner of the photo of the year 2021, the photo story of the year, the interactive photo of the year, and the video photo of the year were announced. The jury chose the winners from 4,315 photographers from 130 countries who submitted 74,470 images. The top prize for the World Press Photo of the Year has been awarded to Danish photographer Mads Nissen, who already won World Press Photo of the Year in 2015.

  • Free Quick Analog Photography Guide
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    Free Quick Analog Photography Guide

    Discover the best settings and tips for analog photography in this guide created by photographer Maria Louceiro Analog photography offers a myriad of creative opportunities for those who want to experiment with new forms of expression. Using the unique features of an analog camera, it is possible to capture colors and magical effects to bring unique and fantastic atmospheres to life. The Portuguese photographer and art director, Maria Louceiro (@marialouceiro), is an expert on the subject and in her portfolio are projects for major brands such as Mercedes-Benz, MTV, VICE, Coachella Festival, among others.

  • Curious Minds Podcast: What Even Is Knolling?
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    Curious Minds Podcast: What Even Is Knolling?

    Discover where these satisfying images come from 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 Pioneering Street Photographers That You Should Know
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    10 Pioneering Street Photographers That You Should Know

    We’ve compiled a list of the greatest street photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries, featuring Henri Cartier-Bresson and Vivian Maier Urban or street photography can be defined as taking spontaneous photographs in public spaces, using reality as raw material. Although its greatest exponents did not emerge until the beginning of the 20th century, the origin of urban photography dates way back. Boulevard du Temple, a photograph taken from Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre's studio between 1838 and 1839, is considered the first example of urban photography, capturing a fragment of Parisian urban life.

  • 6 Free Editing Tutorials for Professional and Amateur Photographers
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    6 Free Editing Tutorials for Professional and Amateur Photographers

    Learn photo retouching and editing with experts and give your images a professional finish Photo retouching allows you to perfect your photographs and give your images a professional finish. Adobe Photoshop helps you with both minor adjustments and major retouching. We have listed six free Adobe Photoshop tutorials to discover or improve your photo editing options and enhance your jobs. Click on the red links to access the relevant blog post and view the embedded video tutorial. Get started and enjoy the ride! Photoshop Tutorial: Step-by-Step Tips for Retouching Skin Graphic designer and Adobe Photoshop expert Nina Bruno (@ninabruno) shares five essential steps to retouch skin quickly in this tutorial. Even without prior knowledge, you will achieve professional results. Her best tip? Don't go over the top with your retouching!

  • Free Guide: Light and Shadows in Street Photography
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    Free Guide: Light and Shadows in Street Photography

    Find out how to use light consciously in this guide created by brazilian urban photographer Gustavo Minas To find the source of light in an environment or scenario to be photographed, just look at the direction of the shadows. They are the ones that show the distance and intensity of the light source. This tip, taken from the book 50 years: Light, Camera, Action, by film photographer Edgar Moura, was a watershed for the career of photographer Gustavo Minas, specialized in street photography. One of his trademarks is the reflexes of everyday life, which allow the materialization of different points of view in the same image.

  • Silenced Bodies: The Photographer Capturing Female Beauty
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    Silenced Bodies: The Photographer Capturing Female Beauty

    Photographer Alba Duque explores the concept of beauty in her book of female portraits Alba Duque (@albaduque_ ) is a photographer and art director from Barcelona specializing in commercial photography and portraits. She is an expert in taking beautiful photos that highlight products, personalities, and lifestyles. Given that she has come to know the professional world of poses and post-production tricks so well, Alba decided to develop a book of portraits that explores beauty beyond the idealized bodies that feature so heavily in her commissioned work. Why? Because we are what we see, and in her book, there is so much female beauty to see.