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!
  • 08:17 Canon Lens VS Canon Lens :: 16-35mm SHOOTOUT

    Canon Lens VS Canon Lens :: 16-35mm SHOOTOUT

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    Recently having the opportunity to compare 2 Canon 16-35mm lenses I was quite impressed. Here are the comparison shots and my thoughts on the 16-35mm f/2.8 and the f/4 This video is sponsored by Squarespace. For a free trial and 10% off your order visit h

  • 07:57 FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY :: Photo Assignment #14

    FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY :: Photo Assignment #14

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    You're topic for Photo Assignment #14 will be somewhat seasonably appropriate this time… we're talking about food photography. Photographing food is very similar to still life photography. There are a number of ways that you can communicate visually such

  • 10:46 The ONE THING to take your LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY to the next level

    The ONE THING to take your LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY to the next level

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    The Wine Country Camera filter system might just be the most amazing tool for landscape photography that I've ever come across. Its the only filter system that I've seen that has an integrated workflow. This thing is exactly the one thing that will comple

  • 09:06 SELF PORTRAITS :: Your work from PHOTO ASSIGNMENT #13

    SELF PORTRAITS :: Your work from PHOTO ASSIGNMENT #13

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    The photography submitted this week is absolutely outstanding! Photo Assignment #13 was on Self Portraits and the work is extremely special. Photo Assignments are a weekly photography exercise in improving our work as photographers and expanding our creat

  • 18:54 $63,000 CAMERA :: What do the images look like?

    $63,000 CAMERA :: What do the images look like?

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    The Phase One XF is the most high-end camera system you can buy. I recently had a chance to use this setup with the IQ3 monochrome back. I was told this back is the first one in the US so I was pretty excited. This camera setup is a game changer. The Phas

  • 07:29 The Art of SELF PORTRAITS in Photography

    The Art of SELF PORTRAITS in Photography

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    Photo Assignment #13 deals with self-portraits in photography. Looking back on the history of photography this phenomenon isn't just limited to people with iPhones. Successful portraits of any kind use elements of aesthetic and conceptual thinking to crea

  • 10:10 SONY A7r III :: The A9 Mini Me?

    SONY A7r III :: The A9 Mini Me?

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    Today Sony has announced the new Sony A7r III mirrorless camera - the latest in its A7 lineup. The A7rIII looks extremely promising. They seemed to have cleaned up a lot of the little frustrations with the A7rII, increased the performance and added some n

  • 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

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