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!
  • 08:32 WE SHOULD TALK

    WE SHOULD TALK

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    Photography and the ability to make awesome things is a huge freedom. Never take it for granted. Subscribe for more videos! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=theartofphotography Watch More Episodes: WHAT MAKES A PHOTOGRAPH ICONIC https:/

  • 08:31 CAMERAS I CURRENTLY USE

    CAMERAS I CURRENTLY USE

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    After yesterday's video on how frustrating Sony's lower lineup of video/still cameras is - I was asked what exactly what cameras I am currently using. So here's the rundown: Rycote Micro Windscreens - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/rycote_micro_windjam

  • 08:24 DEAR SONY

    DEAR SONY

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    I have no affiliation with Sony other than that I spend my own money on their cameras. I think they offer the best quality available at the moment and this is why I'm willing to put up with all the "gotchas". I've owned the NEX5, NEX6, NEX7, a5100 and now

  • 04:10 LETS TALK PHOTO ASSIGNMENTS

    LETS TALK PHOTO ASSIGNMENTS

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    In a recent video I proposed the idea of having photo assignments that everyone could participate in. I'm so excited that the response was so overwhelmingly positive. So here's the deal - I need a little time to get it all figured out, but right now I nee

  • 07:24 WHAT MAKES A PHOTOGRAPH ICONIC?

    WHAT MAKES A PHOTOGRAPH ICONIC?

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    I want to open up a conversation to talk about what makes a photograph iconic? Is is accuracy or is it more visually representative of a larger cultural status? Is it a beautifully composed image that speaks to us or an amateur video shot on a cell phone.

  • 04:20 THE PHOTO ASSIGNMENT

    THE PHOTO ASSIGNMENT

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    I am considering adding the idea of regular photography assignments as part of the videos that I make here. This would give you the chance as a photographer to react to the ideas that we talk about on the show. But I need your feedback first - is this som

  • 04:12 Dallas

    Dallas

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    Many of you know I live in the Dallas metroplex. I was born, raised and spent most of my life within the area where 5 Dallas police officers lost their lives last night in a horrific shooting. I didn't feel right ignoring this and doing another photograph

  • 06:49 IS PHOTOGRAPHY STORYTELLING?

    IS PHOTOGRAPHY STORYTELLING?

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    The term "storytelling" gets applied to a lot of things. As it used to be commonly associated with literature now seems applicable to a wider range of tasks. In this video I want to open the conversation with a question. Is photography storytelling? Featu

  • 04:42 VIVIAN MAIER :: LOST AND FOUND

    VIVIAN MAIER :: LOST AND FOUND

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    Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the Arlington Museum of Art to see their exhibition Vivian Maier :: Lost And Found, Street Photography 1950-1970. Vivian Maier at the Arlington Museum of Art http://arlingtonmuseum.org/exhibitions/vivian-maier-lost

  • 06:53 HOW TO USE LUTS IN VIDEO EDITING

    HOW TO USE LUTS IN VIDEO EDITING

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    LUT is an acronym for "Look Up Table" - these are used frequently in color grading. These are files you can load in to your editor and apply to your footage to achieve certain looks to your footage - commonly these emulate various film stocks. Links: Some

  • 06:34 REMEMBERING DAVE HEATH (1931-2016)

    REMEMBERING DAVE HEATH (1931-2016)

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    This last week saw the passing of another major figure in the photography world. Dave Heath passed away on his birthday, June 27 at the age of 85. Book: Multitude, Solitude http://amzn.to/29c3Hvd Subscribe for more videos! http://www.youtube.com/subscript

  • 05:16 HOW TO SHOOT FIREWORKS

    HOW TO SHOOT FIREWORKS

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    This weekend we celebrate Independence Day, also known as the 4th of July. Its the time of year where my most asked question is "how do you properly shoot fireworks". Well there's an easy answer and a slightly deeper answer. I will address both. Music by

  • 08:35 LIKES AND FOLLOWERS

    LIKES AND FOLLOWERS

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    Don't hate the game! Social Media is essential if you want to get your work out. These are some thoughts on how to get it to work for you. Check out: Gary Vaynerchuk - https://www.youtube.com/user/GaryVaynerchuk Tyler Sharp - https://www.instagram.com/tyl

  • 06:13 RECREATING FAMOUS PHOTOS

    RECREATING FAMOUS PHOTOS

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    Special thanks to my friend Thierry for sending me this wonderful book. Check out his Paris gallery! Galerie Thierry Bigaignon http://www.thierrybigaignon.com/ Catherine Balet http://www.catherinebalet.com/ Looking For the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoe

  • 05:31 TOO MANY CAMERAS?

    TOO MANY CAMERAS?

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    Just a few quick thoughts about cameras that are being produced today. I've got 2 Panasonic cameras I'm working on reviews for. Both are great but essential features are inconsistent camera to camera. This happens with Sony and many others as well… let me

  • 06:06 IS COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY CREATIVE?

    IS COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY CREATIVE?

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    Open for discussion. Creative thinking is probably more valuable to commercial work than in the art world, but it can be harder to execute. Disclaimer - I'm NOT a commercial photographer. I have friends that are and that's the extent of my experience. I m

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