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Keep track of inspiring images (not my own)

Note: this is not a post about keeping track of the pics you took. I use Lightroom for that. Do ppl take pics / screenshots with the idea of referring to those later, maybe to get inspired before a ...
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What photography book changed the way you look at the world? [closed]

What was the first photography book that you remember really changing the way you look at the world? Or inspiring you to approach photography differently? Follow-up, what are some great photography ...
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Time, Identity, & memory [closed]

I have to take pictures for my film class. The assignment about 3 aspects : time identity memory For a time I was thinking of taking pictures : of a small child with the skyline of my town of a ...
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Fun experiments I can do with my bridge camera? [closed]

This is a bit of a vague question so I'm not looking for a specific answer, just some ideas really. I have a Canon sx510 and was wondering if there are any fun photography methods I could play with? ...
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How to figure out if a DSLR will help my interest in photography?

I bought a point and shoot camera 2 years back and now I feel like I need a dslr with 50mm lens (because I think 50mm pictures look stunning) The problem is when I initially bought the PnS camera, I ...
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How can I learn to SEE in order to take interesting street photographs?

I've been an amateur photographer for a while and just moved to a large South American city. I'd really like to be able to walk around and take photos of life here, but I honestly have the worst time ...
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How to get back to photography after having a long break?

I recently had to take almost a year long break from photography. Not sure how much I've missed, may be a few new equipment releases or some new technologies. However, I think I am willing and ready ...
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What's a good starter book of Cartier-Bresson photographs?

I want to learn about Henri Cartier-Bresson's work. Can someone recommend a book of his work to get me started? I specifically want to be able to look at a lot of his images, rather than reading a ...
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Where on the web can I find pictures arranged by the season or time of year? [closed]

I ask because I think it would be neat to go to that site and get inspiration that would be seasonally or even culturally (holidays, events etc) relevant.
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What can I photograph beautifully during or just after a rainstorm?

What can I photograph beautifully during a storm, when it is raining, or just after it rains? I would like to get some subject ideas.
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Do you have any ideas for a photo shoot that I can do at home with everyday things?

I want to take pictures at home, but I can't think of things to shoot. Any ideas ?
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Recommended photography magazines

What are some internationally available magazines on photography that you would recommend to a photographer who's mastered the basics and is interested in widening his horizons, in terms of ...
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Where do you find the inspiration for your photographs?

Say you're in the mood to take some photographs. Where do you typically look for inspiration? I always find that I want to take photographs but don't really have anything to shoot, or can't find good, ...
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Which photographer do you find inspirational? [closed]

As a change from the technical flavour of our questions I would like to turn to photography as an art, so I am afraid this is inevitably subjective. Which photographer, in your mind, is especially ...
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How to determine when I've lost interest in photography?

I'm an amateur in photography (as hobby), but I have a lot of stuff: $1000 DSLR Camera, 4 lens, cool external flash, two tripods and umbrella. My friends and people who subscribed to my blog says I'm ...
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How can I stay inspired during periods of distraction?

I'm currently working to finish my thesis, which is pretty all-consuming. I've made almost no photos of note in many weeks. This makes me sad. To generalize, given the following constraints: A very ...
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Who is your favorite photographer and why? [closed]

Basically, who inspires you? One answer per post please. A link to some images would be cool too...
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How can I sustain motivation during a long project?

I am working on a year long photo a day project, and after about 8 months I'm beginning to lose motivation. How do you stay motivated and gain new inspiration to continue in long projects?
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What is your favorite photography quote? [closed]

What photography quotes do you think everyone should know? Mine is: Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times... I just shoot at what ...
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What are the first few photography books someone should read? [closed]

The books that helped me most initially were the Bryan Peterson books and more recently the Joe McNally books. Both of these working photographers give a lot of honest and helpful examples. These ...