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!
  • 08:31 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:

  • 09:56 Up your PHOTOGRAPHY COMPOSITION game with SUBFRAMING

    Up your PHOTOGRAPHY COMPOSITION game with SUBFRAMING

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    Photo Assignments! This is number 11 and it deals with a photography composition technique called "Subframing". Essentially subframing is using elements in your composition to frame up the subject - its like a picture in a picture. There are many ways to

  • 11:32 New FUJIFILM X-E3 and other AWESOME things coming

    New FUJIFILM X-E3 and other AWESOME things coming

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    Today brought us the announcement of the new Fujifilm X-E3 which is a small form, rangefinder inspired camera design that in someways is a little brother to the Fujifilm X-Pro 2. This camera looks to be quite promising as it offers 4k video recording, tou

  • 05:02 Unprecedented Disaster

    Unprecedented Disaster

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    This is a time to put the camera down and not discuss photography. As most of you know I live in Texas and we are likely seeing the largest natural disaster in American history with Hurricane Harvey as it has hit the gulf coast. This is a serious video an

  • 11:06 Fujifilm X-Pro 2 :: MIRRORLESS RANGEFINDER CAMERA

    Fujifilm X-Pro 2 :: MIRRORLESS RANGEFINDER CAMERA

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    The Fujifilm X-Pro 2 is a brilliant concept camera that combines mirrorless technology in a rangefinder camera design. The viewfinder is extremely impressive supporting three modes - you can use it as an optical viewfinder (with electronic overlay), a ful

  • 07:13 YOUR photos! Photo Assignment #10 :: Negative Space Composition

    YOUR photos! Photo Assignment #10 :: Negative Space Composition

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    Here is your work from Photo Assignment #10 :: Negative and Positive Space in Photography Composition. Composition in photography involves understanding elements in the photo and relationships they have with one another. When used effectively, positive an

  • 15:34 Keith Carter :: The Artist Series

    Keith Carter :: The Artist Series

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    Keith Carter is a contemporary American photographer based in Beaumont, Texas. His photography has evolved over the years incorporating many mediums including silver gelatin, wet plate collodion, photograms and digital photography. Keith uses many techniq

  • 09:05 Photo Assignment #10 :: Positive and Negative Space in Photography Composition

    Photo Assignment #10 :: Positive and Negative Space in Photography Composition

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    The next Photo Assignment is to explore possibilities of positive and negative space. Positive and negative space are compositional elements that describe what's important in a photograph or visual composition and what is supportive. Positive space is usu

  • 15:50 What does photographer Pedro Meyer think?

    What does photographer Pedro Meyer think?

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    Pedro Meyer is one of the significant, contemporary photographers in Mexico. His career has spanned decades of photography and he's usually found himself at the forefront of the technical and social possibilities of the medium. Heresies is a retrospective

  • 09:29 FREEDOM IN PHOTOGRAPHY

    FREEDOM IN PHOTOGRAPHY

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    Your work for Photo Assignment #9 (Personal Freedom) is simply outstanding. Photo Assignments have become one of my favorite things to do as I get to connect with all of you through photography. Our theme this week was personal freedom and this is express

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