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Instagram is a visual playground and an endless source of inspiration for artists, designers, business owners, DIY junkies, and all creative minds alike. Photographers have particularly taken to this platform as a tool to showcase their work, and we’re glad they have. Whether you want to look at the built environment from a fresh perspective, book a photographer for a wedding or special event, or see the world from the palm of your hand, these Instagram photographers have what you’re looking …

As the first days of above-freezing temperature begin to thaw Washington, D.C. I have a bit of time to gather, edit and share some of the images from this weekend’s historic blizzard. First off, a couple of tips for shooting in the snow: 1. Hand warmers: not for you, but for your camera batteries and most importantly, your iPhone. I often found myself in white out conditions where my iPhone + battery backpack was going down faster than the temperature. …

At the end of every month we like to look back and celebrate our favorite images and stories we’ve encountered. Here’s our favorites for June! Father’s Day had us thinking about TV Dads and how quotable they are. Check out our collection! The holiday also inspired our CMO, a father of four, to pen a heartfelt letter to Dads to encourage them.  Then things took a turn for the cute. First it was these adorable mini-horses. Then it was these amazingly …

We’ve already featured some incredible photos in the past few weeks.  Today’s is no different. This Fracture was taken by Jocelyn Weiss in the remote village of Sabhung in Nepal.  Here, Weiss was part of a medical mission team to provide basic health and gynecological exams to over 500 children and 300 women.  This image is one of 33 displayed in a recent photo exhibition of her work. Matthew Bivens, our marketing director, chose this image because portraits have always …

We were shooting portraits in the office the other day for the We are Fracture blog post, and the topic of how to actually take good portraits came up.  So we’d thought we would share a few tips that we’ve discovered through trial and error, as well as some that we dug up online. First, ask yourself a few questions: – Do you want your subject to be posed or look natural? – Do you want an indoor or outdoor setting? – …

“Photography is 50% photographer, 40% light, and 10% equipment.” Let’s look at that 40%, shall we?To keep it simple, we’ll say there are two kinds of light: hard and soft. What’s the difference? It’s like comparing a sunny day to an overcast day. Soft light reduces shadows, texture, and contrast while hard light does just the opposite. Hard light has harder edges, a more abrupt transition between illumination and shadow, and heightened contrast. Soft Hard Clouds, overcast skies, and fog …