The Art of Photography


My name is Ted Forbes and I make videos about photography. I’ve been making photographs most of my life and I have a tremendously deep passion for photography that I want to share with you on YouTube. 
The Art of Photography is my channel and I produce photography videos to provide a 360 degree look into the world of making images. Lets do this together!
I make videos covering famous photographers, photography techniques, composition, the history of photography and more.
I also have a strong community of photographers who watch the show and we frequently do social media challenges for photographers to submit their own work. I feature the best and most interesting on the show when we do these so come check it out and get involved!
  • 09:49 The MOST EXPENSIVE CAMERA money can buy

    The MOST EXPENSIVE CAMERA money can buy

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    David Brookover is in town and he's brought a few surprises. This week we will be taking a look at the Phase One XF camera with the IQ3 monochrome back. It comes in at 101 Megapixels and is the most expensive camera to ever be sold. There is only one of t

  • 06:30 BIG news!

    BIG news!

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    Major announcement today… first off, The Art of Photography just turned 9. Crazy to think I've been making videos now for 9 years. Also I'm excited to announce a new feature that YouTube is rolling out to a handful of creators called "Sponsorships". Spons

  • 05:17 YOUR PHOTOS! Photo Assignment #12 :: Composite Photography

    YOUR PHOTOS! Photo Assignment #12 :: Composite Photography

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    Photo Assignment #12 is on composite images. You guys did some amazing work this week!!! Photo Assignments are designed to expand our creative thinking in photography and our skills as photographers. You can participate as we do these every Monday. Music

  • 04:53 WHY I LOVE the Photography Community :: Clean Water for Puerto Rico

    WHY I LOVE the Photography Community :: Clean Water for Puerto Rico

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    Puerto Rico is currently in a disasterous state following the damage from this summer's hurricane season. FEMA is currently responding but supplies are needed. Chelsea and Tony Northrup are working with Michael the Maven on a charity project to deliver si

  • 08:29 Photo Assignment #12 :: Pushing Your Photography Harder

    Photo Assignment #12 :: Pushing Your Photography Harder

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    Photo Assignment #12 is about working with composite images. Essentially this is a final image that is made up of multiple images. This is fairly wide open but could use double exposure, a collage of images, images within your photo, digital manipulation

  • 05:37 7 Lightroom KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS that will help you edit FASTER

    7 Lightroom KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS that will help you edit FASTER

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    One of the great features of Adobe Lightroom is the ability to deal with a really large group of images and make it manageable to work with. These are my 7 top Lightroom keyboard shortcuts that are designed to make your workflow faster to deal with. Have

  • 09:20 Photos Making Up A Photo

    Photos Making Up A Photo

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    Photo Assignment #12 is to make a composite photo. There are many ways to do this, one of which is digitally stitching photos in Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. This is a great way to get beautiful, high resolution landscape images, but there are other ways

  • 13:14 URBAN LANDSCAPE photography

    URBAN LANDSCAPE photography

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    A behind-the-scenes look at an Urban Landscape project I'm working on for a client. Shot in downtown Dallas, I'll show you how I'm working with stitched images in Adobe Lightroom for max depth and sharpness. These images were shot with a Zeiss Loxia f/2.0

  • 05:36 THE ONE SECRET Lightroom feature EVERY photographer should be using

    THE ONE SECRET Lightroom feature EVERY photographer should be using

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    One of my favorite features in Adobe Lightroom is the mobile syncing function. My favorite use in addition to syncing to the mobile app is the ability to create web galleries that automatically sync to your edits. This is particularly useful in collaborat

  • 08:31 I got a PHOTOGRAPHY JOB!

    I got a PHOTOGRAPHY JOB!

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    New freelance gig this week - an old friend I used to work with called and said she needed a photographer… I told her I was up for it. So I'll bring you along and we'll check out my old neighborhood while we are at it. Music from Epidemic Sound: https://g

  • 11:06 My FAVORITE FUJI lenses

    My FAVORITE FUJI lenses

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    Fujifilm are making some of the best lenses on the market right now. I've been experimenting with various configurations over the last few months between the X-T2 and the X Pro 2 - and my absolute favorite lenses so far are the 16mm f/1.4 and the 23mm f/2

  • 11:06 GREAT news for FILM PHOTOGRAPHY

    GREAT news for FILM PHOTOGRAPHY

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    Some great news for analog photographers this week as we saw announcements from both Kodak and Polaroid. Kodak are slated to have a limited release of Ektachrome soon and full production next year. Polaroid have aquired the Impossible Project and are prod

  • 06:44 YOUR photos! Photo Assignment #11 :: SUBFRAMING

    YOUR photos! Photo Assignment #11 :: SUBFRAMING

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    This week our photo assignment dealt with the photography composition technique of subframing. Subframing is a way of using elements in the composition to frame up the subject - you end up with a picture within a picture. Outstanding work and congratulati

  • 07:23 Here's the SONY RX10 IV

    Here's the SONY RX10 IV

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    Big announcement from Sony today as they release the RX10 IV - the latest in the RX series lineup. The Sony RX10 IV is a bridge camera that features a 1 inch sensor paired with a 24-600mm equivalent focal length lens. The major editions to this model are

  • 09:30 iPhone X :: Deeper Pixels

    iPhone X :: Deeper Pixels

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    This week brought the unveiling of the new iPhone X as well as the iPhone 8 and 8 plus. This is also the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone. I want to talk about the iPhone in the context of photography. This smartphone literally changed everything.

  • 15:31 Organizing EVERY PHOTO you’ve ever taken!

    Organizing EVERY PHOTO you’ve ever taken!

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    One of my big projects right now is changing up my digital storage for photo and video files. My goal is to have everything in one place, easy to get to without breaking the bank. This is step one. Also some awesome stuff in the mail this week! Check out:

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