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

    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.

  • The NASA Lens That Ended Up in the Hands of Stanley Kubrick
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    The NASA Lens That Ended Up in the Hands of Stanley Kubrick

    Discover how the legendary film director shot Barry Lyndon with a lens designed to photograph the dark side of the Moon Of the thirteen feature films that Stanley Kubrick directed during his career, Barry Lyndon appears relatively far down the list when ranked according to commercial success (according to IndieWire, the top spots go to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Spartacus, and The Shining). However, Kubrick’s adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel following the life of an ambitious young Irish social climber, played by Ryan O’Neal, who sets out to achieve wealth and status by all means possible, is often considered a favorite among cinephiles.

  • 5 Contemporary Artists Who Color Photographs with Paint
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    5 Contemporary Artists Who Color Photographs with Paint

    Discover this technique for coloring photos and be inspired by these innovative photographers and visual artists Painting and photography are two visual languages that can be combined to create surreal universes that awaken our creativity and imagination. For Brazilian documentary filmmaker, director of photography, photographer, and visual artist Carine Wallauer (@wallauercarine), combining photo records with watercolor painting techniques allows her to experiment with new emotions and play with different tones and textures in her art.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Meet the Winners of Domestika Scholarships 2021!
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    Meet the Winners of Domestika Scholarships 2021!

    Thousands of creatives from all over the world took part in the third edition of Domestika Scholarships March 9th marked the launch of the third edition of Domestika Scholarships, an initiative that recognizes and celebrates the talents of creatives from all over the world. Thousands of participants–65% of which were women–from across the globe submitted their portfolios in response to our third call-out for entries, with the majority of the projects presented falling into the categories of design and illustration. A jury composed of top experts working in the creative sector, all of whom are also Domestika teachers, was asked to select the best candidates to be awarded scholarships. The members of the jury are Paloma Rincón (@paloma_rincon), Sagi Haviv (@sagi), Catalina Estrada (@catalinaestrada), Pepe Gimeno (@pepegimeno), Ana Victoria Calderón (@anavictoriana), Antoni Arola (@toniarola), Trini Guzmán (@holaleon), Alexis Moyano (@alexismoyano), Mattias Adolfsson (@mattiasadolfsson), Isadora Zeferino (@imzeferino), Ji Lee (@jilee),Fito Espinosa (@fitoespinosa), James Lewis (@jamesllewis), Marcelo Tas (@marcelo_tas), and Alex Trochut (@trochut). The ten winners will each get to choose 50 free courses from the entire Domestika catalog to boost their creativity and enhance their learning across multiple disciplines. Meet the ten winners of Domestika Scholarships 2021 below! Yên Trần Phúc Nguyên (@tranphucnguyenyenn1997) Yên Trần Phúc Nguyên is a Vietnamese illustrator who studied at Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, majoring in graphic design. Her work is influenced by Asian crafts such as Chinese handscrolls. In her project Memoirs of a Geisha, an illustrated Orihon book originating from the Tang Dynasty, she used Indian ink, a Kolinsky sable brush, and lines to recreate the mysterious beauty of the world of geishas. Yên Trần had not experimented with digital tools before.

  • What Is Fine Art Photography?
    Photography

    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".

  • 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
    Photography

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Experience the Power of Daryan Dornelles’ Iconic Portrait Photography
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    Experience the Power of Daryan Dornelles’ Iconic Portrait Photography

    This remarkable contemporary photographer captures the soul of his subjects Daryan Dornelles is Brazilian, lives in Lisbon (Portugal), and his experience with photography started when he was a teenager thanks to his passion for music. So, it is no surprise that he's photographed some of the biggest names in Brazilian music, from Gilberto Gil to Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Marisa Monte, Elza Soares, and Maria Bethânia. Over the years, his photographs have appeared on the cover of over 150 magazines worldwide: GQ, Vogue, Bravo, Rolling Stone, Serafina, Trip, and Esquire, to name a few. In addition, he was awarded the Prêmio Abril de Jornalismo in 2007, and in 2016 the Prêmio Globo de Comunicação, both prestigious Brazilian accolades.

  • What Is Ghost Light in Photography?
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    What Is Ghost Light in Photography?

    Learn about this mysterious lighting technique and how you can use it to take incredible photos Ghost light is a lighting technique that photographer Ibai Acevedo (@ibai) discovered while trying to find the best way to light his models and control the light as much as possible, both how it is perceived and how it appears. Imagine you want to photograph a person using a diffuser, playing with the light and shadows. Given that you need the light source to be close to your model in order to achieve the right lighting, surely the light source will be visible in the frame? Well, Ibai discovered that it’s possible to light your model without showing your light source. He does this by creating a layered composition as if it were a collage. This gives you the power to decide what you want and don't want to show in the photograph: he calls this technique “ghost light”.

  • How Photography Fought to Become an Art
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    How Photography Fought to Become an Art

    Despite transforming the world, photography has always had to prove itself worthy of being called art Photography was struck upon by a collection of inventors across Europe, almost simultaneously. However, it is most commonly attributed to Louis Daguerre. The French government acquired the rights to his creation in 1839 and gave them away to the world. Since then, photography has struggled to be considered equal to painting and sculpture. While the world rushed to get their photo taken, the art world turned its nose up at the technology, refusing to accept that a camera could facilitate artistic expression. Watch the video below to learn how artists, innovators, journalists, and business people won photography the status it deserves, and how a science that changed the world in a flash, had to change art before art accepted it.

  • 12 Free Photography Tutorials To Become a PRO
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    12 Free Photography Tutorials To Become a PRO

    Get ready to learn amazing techniques to improve your photos’ quality If you’ve been flirting with the idea of learning new photography techniques and explore new creativity challenges, search no more! Expert photographers will show you in these free tutorials easy steps to capture intriguing subjects, stimulate your creativity and even try some adventurous artisan and digital techniques. Are you ready? You can read the full instructions by clicking on the red title of each tutorial.

  • Photography Tutorial: Tips for Portrait Photography
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    Photography Tutorial: Tips for Portrait Photography

    Learn how to build a connection with your sitter and understand what people feel during a photo shoot Nowadays, photography is more accessible than ever, but a good photographer must know how to connect with their subject. If you are shooting people, a good connection can bring out the best in yourself, your sitter, and, ultimately, your pictures. Emilia Brandão (@emiliabrandao) is a LEICA ambassador who has worked for Vogue, GQ, Elle and Glamour. In this tutorial, she shares a few simple ways to make your sitter comfortable and create the best environment for a successful shoot.

  • Basic Settings for Editing Photographs
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    Basic Settings for Editing Photographs

    Photographer Nicanor García shares some fundamental editing settings to apply to all your photographs Adobe Photoshop was one of the first programs created for editing digital images; it became popular because it enabled the user to change and manipulate images for creative purposes and to fix mistakes. Editing, or post-production, allows photographers to go a little further than merely taking a photo. Besides lighting and framing, you can take advantage of other basic editing settings to achieve optimal results. You can refine a picture by correcting the perspective, geometry, exposure, contrast, or highlights. Expert photographer Nicanor García runs us through the basic editing settings that can help us achieve amazing photographs.

  • 5 Free Make-up Classes for Photo Shoots
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    5 Free Make-up Classes for Photo Shoots

    Available for a limited time only, these classes will teach you make-up techniques for a photo series Make-up often plays a fundamental role in the creation of a photograph. Whether you’re working on a self-portrait, artistic photo series, or fashion shoot, the right look can save hours of post-production work. We recommend that everyone working both in front of the camera and behind it learn the basics of working with make-up so that they can efficiently solve any problems that might arise on set. These five free classes will guide you in what you need to know, whatever your studio role. Free Class: Make-up for Conceptual Self-Portrait Photography In this class, from the Conceptual Self-Portrait Photography course, photographer Krishna VR shares some simple tips for doing one’s own make-up. The expert explains how she has learned different techniques online. In this lesson, she advises how to match skin color and avoid a lengthy post-production process.

  • 5 Free Classes in Food Photography
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    5 Free Classes in Food Photography

    Available for a limited time only, these classes will show you how to take great photographs of your favorite recipes A quick scroll on Instagram proves that food photography has made a big impact on social media. You’ll also see how difficult it is to stand out amongst the sea of images that have been hashtagged with popular categories like #foodporn. When going up against this strong competition, it’s a good idea to learn from the best: from coming up with a concept to setting up lighting. These five free classes are an invitation into the exciting world of food styling and the range of skills you can master. Free Class: Set and Lighting A photography set is where the magic begins, and creating it, of course, has its secrets. In this class from the course Food Photography Basic Techniques, commercial photographer Ernesto López explains how to create a workspace that helps you concentrate on your creative process. He will also teach you how to control light so that your photographs look great from the get-go. In summary, you will learn how to assemble a set and will discover the basic knowledge you need to take a spectacular photograph.