Josh Johnson
Equal parts editor, writer, designer, & photographer. I work for Envato and have written tons of stuff for Design Shack.
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  • Photo & Video
    100 Cute and Creepy Halloween PhotosPreview
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    October is here and it's almost time for ghouls and goblins to come out and play. As store displays become creepier by the minute and the aisles fill up with copious amounts of sugary treats, we decided to scour the web in search of the best photos to inspire you to work your camera into your costume this year. Below you'll find over 100 cute and creepy Halloween photos. We've covered everything from batman dogs and evil pumpkins to spiderweb cupcakes and beyond. This is one photo roundup too weird and crazy to miss!Read More…
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    7 Important Lessons From a Real-Life Engagement ShootPreview
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    Discussions of theory are great, but sometimes nothing beats a little on-the-job experience and insight. Today I'm going to take you with me on one of my real-life client shoots to see what we can learn. We'll go over lots of dead-simple and practical tips that you can use to drastically improve the results of your next engagement shoot. Let's get started!Read More…
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    Capturing Wisdom: 100 Photos of the Older GenerationPreview
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    Today we pay homage to human beings all over the world who have seen the world spin around on its axis for more days than many can even comprehend. They have laughed, cried, sang, danced, cursed and loved for a lifetime and more and it shows in their demeanor, their expressions, their actions and even in their inaction.Read More…
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    Shooting at Night: 4 Photography Scenarios ExplainedPreview
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    Shooting outside at night is no easy task if you don't enjoy the unprofessional and merciless glare of a built-in flash. Today we'll shed some light on the subject and discuss how you should approach venturing into the darkness with your camera loaded and ready to take on the world. We'll focus on four different styles that you can use as a springboard for your creativity!Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    80 Amazing Abstract Architecture Shots (And How to Shoot Your Own)Preview
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    Architecture is an incredibly fascinating area of design. The seemingly impossible physics, the play of light, the masculine textures, it all comes together to create an incredible sense of fantasy and wonder. The magic of great architecture is highlighted and even amplified significantly when presented by the right photographer. Today we'll take a look at five quick tips to keep in mind to help you shoot better abstract architecture shots followed by eighty stunning examples.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    100 Helpful Photography Tutorials for Beginners and ProfessionalsPhoto
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    Photography as both a profession and a hobby is an incredibly expansive topic that covers a remarkably vast range of subjects from science and art. No matter where you lie on the professional spectrum, there is simply always more to learn. We spent countless hours scouring the web for the best content we could find and share with you, and today we'll help you expand your knowledge with 100 photography related tutorials!Read More…
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    10 Tips for Taking Your Best Ever Vacation PhotosPreview
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    Summer is here and already fleeting. If you haven't already, it's time to squeeze that vacation in before the kids go back to school. Not only do vacations provide you and your family a much needed break from reality, they'll also serve up some of the best photo opportunities you'll see all year. Below we'll take a look at some quick tips to help you capture some of your best images ever while traveling!Read More…
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    100 Free Photoshop Actions (And How to Make Your Own)Preview
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    Photoshop actions can be extremely useful timesavers when you find yourself performing the same steps over and over on an image. They're also an excellent way for photographers to quickly and easily pass on their favorite techniques to others. Today we'll be looking at how you can make your own, and showcasing 100 fantastic free Photoshop actions to use straight away!Read More…
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    The Benefits of Wide Aperture (And Choosing a Lens for Under $500)Preview
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    Today we'll look at a few of the benefits of shooting with a wide aperture. If you're new to photography there will be some key insight here into one of the biggest factors for taking professional quality photos that will stun your friends and family. After this, we'll take a look at several lenses that will help you get to f/2.0 and wider without forcing you to give up food and electricity for the next six months to make the purchase!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    30 Essential iPad Apps for Designers and CreativesIpaddesignerapps 311
    A fancy new iPad is the perfect travel companion for any designer. The richness of the large multi-touch screen makes for some incredibly useful and fun apps that can really drive your creativity. Today we’ll look at 30 different apps spanning several categories that can help designers out with everything from sketching and wire framing, to making notes and staying on task. ( Continue Reading at iPhone.AppStorm ) Read More…
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    The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Shooting Low KeyPreview
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    Recently, we took a look at how to create stunning high key images in a studio environment, producing bright images with an emphasis on beauty and clarity. Today we'll jump to the other side of the lighting spectrum and examine what low key lighting is and how you can achieve it in your own work.Read More…
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    100 Action Packed Concert & Gig PhotographsPreview
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    Concerts provide a rich atmosphere for any artist. The sights, the sounds, the people and the excitement-charged atmosphere all come together to create unforgettable experiences. Today we'll discuss how you can effectively capture these events using your DSLR, and also take a look at 100 photos that you can use as inspiration for your own live concert shoots!Read More…