Photographer of the week : Michael Shaw

Our photographer of the week is Michael Shaw from North West of England – UK.
Michael told us the following about his relationship with photography :

“I have been a frustrated artist, frustrated with my lack of patience. I picked up a camera at the back of 2006 to see if I could do something about it and was hooked from that day on.
Photography has become my passion. Since that time I have spent most of my free time learning how to use both the camera and the post editing techniques.
I look at the world as if I am looking through a viewfinder, everything is framed and my camera is never too far way. I enjoy both the serenity of the landscape and the hustle and bustle of the urban, I am at ease in both locations and find so much beauty in all I can see.”

45 pictures your ticket to the Norwegian dream

Occupying the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Norway is the second least densely populated country in Europe. One will find stunning and dramatic scenery and landscape throughout Norway, and the west coast of southern Norway and the coast of northern Norway present some of the most visually impressive coastal sceneries in the world. National Geographic has listed the Norwegian fjords as the world’s top tourist attraction.

How is that as destination for a landscape photographer? Pretty neat hein ! Not convinced yet? Let’s travel thru the lenses with 45 images that will make you live the Norwegian dream. So close your door and mute you mobile phone, let’s go visit Norway shall we?

Photo by Alexander B

Photo by Arnfinn Lie

Photographer of the Week : Michael Perlov

Michael Perlov is a young photographer from Russia dreaming of visiting each and every country to see all the beauties and disasters of the world. Gladly he is sharing his experience with us through his lenses.

I leave you to enjoy only 10 of his selected works. For a full dose of photography, you can visit his photostream

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Step into wedding photography with these 20 poses

This article is written by Chris with UNDFIND, creators of Designer Photography Bags and Editors of SLR Lounge Photography Tutorials

Edit: as requested, we added another tutorial on “Poses for the groom and groomsmen”, you can find it here

Posing is one of the most important aspects of wedding photography. You can have all of the lighting, camera, and post-production knowledge in the world but still end up with unhappy clients if you fail to make them look beautiful, comfortable, and happy. The following list of poses isn’t comprehensive; and not all of the poses will work for all of your couples. However, it is a good starting point from which you should make adjustments to compliment your couples’ features and accommodate their style preferences. (The following images are provided courtesy of Lin and Jirsa, Los Angeles Wedding Photography)

Photographer of the week : Katarina Stefanović

Our Photographer for this week is Katarina Stefanović whose goal is to use photography as ‘prima materia’, a base, and through editing create a fusion of reality and vision.

According to Katarina : ” I am not a photo reporter, so I don’t feel obligated to honour every detail. What I’m trying to achieve is to emphasize the whole potential of a shot, creating a sight that I’d like if existed.. And since it’s impossible in real life, I do it in virtual :) My work is maybe more similar to ‘photo-painting’ than photography.”