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Meet the Master Photographer on a Mission to Help us See the Sea

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A circle of barracuda swirls around Dinah Halstead in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea. Schools of barracuda often form circles in the sea as a defensive behavior. Dinah extended her hand as they swam around her, creating a gesture that makes the picture stronger. —David Doubilet PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID DOUBILET Without photography, the world beneath the ocean’s surface would remain …

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Nice Shot! How a Photographer Captured a Once-in-a-Lifetime Image of Lightning

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As an evening storm lights up the sky near Wood River, Nebraska, about 413,000 sandhill cranes—tall, bugling, crimson-capped birds—arrive to roost in the shallows of the Platte River, which is fed by the aquifer. PHOTOGRAPH BY RANDY OLSON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC This shot happened on my last night on assignment. I was working on astory about the Ogallala Aquifer near Wood …

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Behind the Picture: The 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

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A horseman charges across the frozen plain in Inner Mongolia. Photographer Anthony Lau captured this misty moment on his trip to the region. PHOTOGRAPH BY ANTHONY LAU, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT Nat Geo Travel spoke with the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year, Anthony Lau, to learn how he made the grand prize-winning photo. Congratulations on winning the …

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9 Steps to Get Over Your Fear of Off-Camera Flash

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For the first three years as a professional photographer I suffered a severe case of Photophobia and Photoaugliaphobia. I tried to cover it up by saying things like, “I’m a natural light photographer” or “I really don’t like the aesthetics of flash photography”. In reality I was scared to death of using flash. I just couldn’t wrap my head around …

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Lifestyle Photography: Newborns

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There is nothing sweeter or more ephemeral than a newborn baby. Those sweet milk drunk smiles and three hour naps don’t last long. All parents will, at one point or another, find themselves astonished to look down at their child and realize that little baby has turned into a child.  Lifestyle photography is one of two main forms of newborn …

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Why you should learn blog photography & graphic design for yourself

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If there’s one thing I’m passionate about, it’s about learning to do things for yourself. Maybe it’s because the things that I’ve wanted to learn over the years were things that no one I knew could teach me. Maybe it’s because I’m a combination of broke and cheap (that’s the student life!) and I would never pay for someone else …