Joel Bankhead
Joel Bankhead currently works for Envato as the Tuts+ Courses & Content Manager. He makes music, takes photographs, and enjoys fine wine.
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    Learn WordPress Plugin Development with Tuts+ Live Workshops400x400
    We are excited to announce a fantastic new workshop led by Instructor Tom McFarlin: Introduction to WordPress Plugin Development Are you an aspiring WordPress developer? Are you ready to take the next step and start building your own custom plugins for WordPress? Our newest Tuts+ Live Workshop is the perfect way to get started! Tickets are a great investment at $99, but places are strictly limited so act fast to make sure you don’t miss out!Read More…
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    Win a Ticket to Our New Tuts+ Live Workshops!1
    This giveaway has now finished, but there are still a few tickets left - act fast to grab one! We have 5 tickets to give away for our newest Tuts+ Live Workshops, all you have to do is subscribe to our newsletter. Be quick though, this giveaway ends in 24 hours! We have two superb new Workshops starting in less than a week, An Introduction to Adobe InDesign and Professional Photo Retouching with Photoshop. This is your chance to win a free ticket to whichever one you'd like to attend, simply subscribe to the Tuts+ Live Workshops newsletter and we'll pick the winners on Friday 22nd (tomorrow). Read on to find out more about the Workshops and for more details about the giveaway!Read More…
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    30 Amazing Mobile Apps for PhotographersPreview
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    Mobile photography is becoming more and more popular with an ever expanding sea of apps available to aid anyone with a keen eye and a smartphone. Today we're going to look at 30 of the best mobile apps for photographers!Read More…
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    50 Amazing Animal PhotosPreview
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    Animals are, without a shadow of a doubt, a fascinating photography subject. They're at their most intriguing when they're unpredictable and wild, allowing you to capture something of their very nature. This collection is a look at some outstanding shots of animals, of every kind, in the hope that it inspires and encourages you in your endeavors to immortalize something of the creatures with which we share our existence.Read More…
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    80+ More Awesome Architecture ImagesPreview
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    Before you say it, I know that architectural photography is a mainstay of the photography community. But, there's no harm in taking another look, broadening your definitions, and looking for new inspiration in decidedly fertile ground.Read More…
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    50 Fantastic Bridge PhotographsPreview
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    The sheer awe and beauty invoked by natural landcapes often outmatches even the most dramatic cityscape. Our normal architectural endevours often engender more apathy than awe. Occasionally, however, true masterpieces of architecture and design can ignite our imagination. These examples of creative human endeveour deserve their proper recognition. Today, we'll be looking at 50 images of an object that does just that: bridges.Read More…
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    60+ Excellent Ocean LandscapesPreview
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    Oceans are one of the most variable photography subjects you can imagine. In a few hours, they can go from exuding serenity to lashing out at you with unexpected ferocity. The depth and sheer vastness of the seas that cover our earth make it hard not to stand in awe of them. That beauty and power is something that every photographer wants to capture when shooting landscapes as dramatic as the ocean. Below we're going to look at a couple of simple tips for getting creative and stunning ocean shots, then we dive into some inspiring images that will hopefully fire up your imagination!Read More…
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    Over 60 Breathtaking Images of LakesPreview
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    When considering landscapes as a photography subject, it's imperitive that you take the emotional impact of the geography into consideration. Some landscapes demand your attention. Dramatic waterfalls and remote mountains make a strong impact on a person's consciousness. Lakes, on the other hand, often provoke a different emotional response entirely. While they can certainly be impressive, they are more often characterised by their quiet beauty or reflective calm.Read More…
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    70 Striking and Surprising Spring PhotographsPreview
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    Fortunately, no matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. I don't know whether it's just me, but every year it seems that the last month of winter manages to cling on for just that little bit longer than the year before. When it finally relenquishes its grip you'd be hard pressed to find anyone complaining about the resurgence of vibrant colour and reckless blooming of nature. Below we'll look at some beautiful examples of springtime photography, from the expected to the unique and suprising. But first, here are a few simple tips to help you capture something of this rich and spirited season...Read More…
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    55 Fascinating Forest Photographs (And Tips to Shoot Your Own!)Preview
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    Forests are, without a doubt, one of the worlds most amazing natural landscapes! As a photography subject they're incredibly versatile and can go from being mysterious, or downright terrifying, to being majestic and powerful in the space of a few hours! There is something inherently awe-inspiring about trees, especially when you are surrounded by a seemingly endless host of them. Be it their magnificent size or enigmatic beauty, in the depths of the forest we remember nature's ability to thrive. In a moment we'll take a look at some inspiring forest-based photography, but first we'll outline a few simple tips that could get you well on your way to capturing something of the essence of the forest!Read More…
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    70 Inspiring Takes on Transportation PhotographyPreview
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    To truly travel is a photographers dream. On setting out on an adventure our thoughts may lie entirely in the future, the places we're going, and amazing things we'll see once we've arrived. For many of us an exiting destination is the only thing that will persuade us to get on a plane at all... But what about the travelling itself? Isn't our use of incredible machines to travel great distances not one of the most romantic and fascinating aspects of any journey? Below we'll look at some basic tips for capturing beguiling and creative shots of travelling and transportation before diving into a gallery of 70 inspirational examples! Read More…
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    Winter Wonderland Photography: Fantastic Examples & TipsPreview
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    Whether you're willing to admit it or not, and depending on where you live, winter is fast approaching! For those of us in the northern hemisphere, that means frost, icy mornings, and maybe even snow! All of these things have the ability to drastically change the look and feel of our surroundings, transforming the familiar landscapes around us into something magical. In a minute we'll dive in to some wonderful winter photographs that will hopefully inspire you to get out into the cold and capture something of the essence of winter! First though, we'll look at a few simple tips to help you get the most out of your adventures in the cold...Read More…