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Visit Beirut Through the Lens of an Architect

“I’ve been taking photos and sharing the beauty of Lebanon, for more than 8 years now.” Karl Mansour is an architect, an urban planner, and a patriotic photographer. He is from Lebanon, but travels the world, and takes us with him through his beautiful and captivating architectural photos. He goes by the name “karliseverywhere”. He created his page in 2011, to share his own architectural shots and street photography. But his lenses’ favorite capture was, and always will be, his heart, Beirut. But imagine waking up every morning for 8 years with the mission to take photos of the architecture that you find so captivating, and then within the blink of an eye having that beauty that you cherished completely...

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How photography empowers the subject and helps to improve self-esteem

The best way to get to know who you are or what type of impression you make is by meeting yourself. But that is not really possible. What if I tell you, there’s a way that almost gets you there? A way to meet yourself! That is through photography, or any type of visual art, for that matter. How many times have you looked at yourself in a picture, and realized things about your unique self that you have not seen before. When you become aware of yourself, you slowly grow self-esteem and confidence. That is beautiful!  Improving Self Esteem and Confidence through Photography  “Photography actually helps to improve your self-love and self-esteem.”, says Luisa Carvaja. Photography is a unique opportunity to...

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Advice from a global brand and photography specialist

Using nature to amplify your voice is one piece of advice that Jay Carson, a photographer from South Africa would give to the world.  Jay works as a global brand specialist, creative director, visual artist, and works with brands in the fashion, car, food industries. But he has always turned to nature to find the consistency and inspiration that he needs.  Because of his balanced approach, he has been able to work as a global brander with large name brands and companies.  How Can Nature Improve Your Photography Skills?    "...nature is consistent you know? I do everything in a good spirit since i'm a free thinker, I look for a clear vision into everything that's my secret when it...

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What is stock photography? Plus advice from seasoned photographers

  Stock photography is for the freelance photographer who wants to earn money with the photos they take. Overall it is a great way to earn extra money (passive income) on images or photos that might just be stuck on your hard drive collecting (electronic?) dust.  It takes those otherwise forgotten images, finds a home for them, and turns them into a profitable resource for the photographer. But that being said, there are some stock companies that make the process a bit more difficult for the creative than we think it should be.  How to maintain your style as a stock photographer Every day more photos are taken than in history combined and the majority do not receive the full recognition...

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Giveaway Time! Get Unlimited Diverse Images for Free

IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME! Tanya Gupta is a multimedia artist, augmented reality developer at IBM, and former Nasa engineer, who graduated from NYU and is also a Scopio subscriber! She uses her brilliant talents to create engaging photoshop designs, and has recently been using diverse images from Scopio to help emphasize her designs. We have teamed up with her to give away 3 one month accounts to Scopio, we are giving away the prize and she is hosting the giveaway. Here is what Tanya Gupta has to say about Scopio:  "I’m a real, long-time user of Scopio’s royalty-free images & genuinely love their selection. In fact, I love their service so much that I personally reached out to them to create this giveaway -- I wouldn’t partner with...

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