This photographer shares a wake-up call for those wanting to become pro image makers.

Finally, a realist among the bunch that doesn’t promote the law of attraction as a way of obtaining everything desired in life, especially those wishing to become professional image makers. The ‘tips’ Lim shares aren’t really tips but more matters of opinion based on Lim’s observations and experiences as an educator and professional photographer. In my…

The most photographed places in the world make for some of the least interesting photos.

Leave it to Google to post a “heat map” of the most photographed places in the world. Data is from Google Maps Panoramio service which attaches geo-tags to locations in Google Maps and Earth. Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of these photos are snapshots of popular tourist destinations. There is still some interesting facts, though. New York…

What qualities drive “likability” of an image?

This is the question that Curalate, a Philadelphia-based visual analytics and marketing firm was interested in figuring out. They looked at a range of image features across 8,000,000 Instagram photos including lightness, colour, texture and background and found some intriguing results. Although their data says what but not why, they have some reasoning behind the results. According to their research…