Photography and movies have a lot in common. While one is the art of capturing a frame, another is capturing moving frames. However, both are powerful creative mediums to tell a story. Apart from practicing photography yourself, one of the easiest ways to learn and improve your photography skills is to watch other people’s work and be inspired. And, what’s a better (and fun) way to improve your skills than watching great movies about photography?
In this article, we’ve listed documentaries, movies, and some other genres revolving around photography, and even movies with exceptional cinematography. The list is not exhaustive by any means and is in no particular order. But, we have tried to include a large variety so that everyone can find something to watch.
In this article, Catherine Hall tells us about what inspired her into photography, and gives us tips and tricks of the industry offering some advice to fellow photographers.
The concept of street photography is something that by definition, has no objective definition. My only rule is that it must be candid. There are no rules about gear or lighting. Famous US photographer Chase Jarvis says “the best camera is the one you have with you” which suggests anyone with a smartphone has the potential to do street photography.
So what’s your excuse? Inspiration can be an issue sometimes, which is why I have put together a list of the best free e-books on the internet. Hopefully, they will pique your interest and inspire you to get out on the streets and shoot.
The number two* question that every veteran photographer gets asked is:
“How can I be more ______ as a photographer?”
You can fill that in with any adjective you’d like: Creative. Wealthy. Original. Successful. Innovative.
* The number one question is always about gear. Always. And, as always, the gear matters 10% as much as you think it does.
Whenever you want more out of your photography, or your photography business, the answer is to grow.
Changing and missing flights, running to catch buses or hiking mountains is part of any beautiful trip story. But what can we do when we have at least 5 kilos in our backpack and we need all of it? You might already know what I am talking about. This is our HOLY photography gear. We can’t make compromises. We need to take it all with us. Every time I was traveling, I ended up with a sore back and arms (and probably I was not alone), until the day I decided to make some changes.
I needed to optimize my gear bag and say goodbye to painful trips.