Marstudio Plus Featured Instagram Account: Levon Biss

Over 8000 photos, three weeks of photo editing and stitching, and a microscope camera were needed to photograph these nuisances of nature. These picnic ruining, wood chewing, ear buzzing, gross, creepy, crawly pest. When focusing all the little issues little insects cause in your life, it is hard to stop and see the majestic beauty and intricate design of these small creatures. And them being small may be just the reason why most people do not take the time to admire these small, but vital pieces of our everyday eco-systems. But size did not stop Levon Biss, in fact the […]

Marstudio Plus Featured Instagram Account: Diego Correia

Everyone enjoys taking pictures when they travel and go on vacation. Capturing the moment in unique locations, preserving the once in a lifetime memories and simply showing off your exotic traveling opportunities. With the popularity of GoPro cameras, those vacation shots have been combined with action shots from sports like snowboarding, surfing and even skydiving. A photographer that does this exact combination with acute skill is Diego Correia. His unique mix of scenic shots and action shots in scenic places create a collection for those of all interest from the photography community, to the traveling community, to action sports community, […]

Marstudio Help-Portrait Photo Shoot at Maya Angelou Academy at New Beginnings was a Success!

Marstudio was delighted and honored to be given the opportunity to conduct a photo shoot at the Maya Angelou Academy at New Beginnings as part of our Help-Portrait initiative. However, this great deed would not be possible if it wasn’t for our beloved Emma and her friends at the University of Maryland. They planned and executed all the logistics of the shoot and all we had to do was show up and take the photos. Of course, many more thanks go to the New Beginnings staff for being so accommodating and helpful throughout the entire process. The one sad note about […]

Marstudio Plus Featured Instagram Account: Platon

We all look for inspiration, every day of our lives. Inspiration is what drives innovation, and it can bring on monumental change. So when you find something that influences you greatly, it would be a shame not to share it with the world. Platon is that kind of inspiration, and if you consider yourself a photographer then you should take notice. Have you ever stood in line at your local grocery store and looked at the cover of Time magazine to figure out who is the person of the year? If the answer is yes, more often than not you are looking at […]

Behind the Scenes: Marstudio Plus Latest Portrait Photo Shoot

Thanks to Scott Kelby’s recent Washington DC workshop, we got inspired to reenact a photo shoot that he did live on stage, in which we learned how to create incredible silhouette portraits with one light. Working with our amazing Marstudio Executive Directors as photo shoot subjects, we shot a set of striking black and white silhouette portraits. It is incredible when you compare these photos side by side. Even though the lighting setup is the same, they all look so different, which speaks volumes about each of us as individuals. So without further ado, here is a behind-the-scenes look at our setup and […]

Marstudio Plus Featured Instagram Account: Lee Jeffries

If you have not yet been exposed to Lee Jeffries’ portraits of the homeless you should definitely head over to his Instagram account right now, or at least make it a New Year’s resolution to do so. What you will witness is going to be haunting, disturbing, dark and beautiful at same time. It will grab hold of you like no other portrait series you have ever seen. It will draw you in like a moth to a flame and keep you going back for more. What Lee Jeffries has captured is beyond photography. It’s more like a window to […]

5 Tips to Help Your Travel Photos Look Professional

We all have been there. We are on vacation and then we end up in a setting that is unforgettable, scenic and a sight to behold. We pick up our camera and want to capture the feeling that we get from being present in the moment, and then we look at the back of the camera and are instantly disappointed. The question creeps into your mind: Why can’t I capture this amazing scenery the way I see it? Well, you are not alone. We humans see and feel things in three dimensions. So when we take one dimension out and shrink […]

Wynwood Walls in Miami Should Be on Your “Sites to See” List!

If you travel a lot you are bound to see cool things here and there. But every once in a while you learn of a place that should immediately go onto your bucket list of places to see. Wynwood Walls is one of those places. Wynwood Walls is just a gateway to the entire neighborhood around it. Graffiti artists have been active in northwest Miami for a while now, but without any major recognition. But some smart folks got together at Miami City Hall and decided to capitalize on the amazing art that was on display in an dilapidated area of […]

5 Tips to Make Your Landscape Photography Come Alive

Ever wonder how is it that some landscape photos look like they were not taken on this planet? We have all attempted to shoot landscapes, and more often than not we are disappointed once we look at the back of the camera. Is it just that the camera can’t capture what our eyes are seeing, or is it something else? Lament no more, for these 5 simple tips will be the difference maker on your next landscape shoot. 1. When in doubt GO WIDE! Really wide! This goes without saying, but short of going as wide as a fish-eye lens […]

5 Photography Tips to Distinguish Your Products

From Instagram to Pinterest, society is becoming more visual, and eCommerce is leading the way. In fact, customers often perceive the value of your products and the trustworthiness of your business by the images on your website and social media channels. High-quality, beautiful photography that showcases your products can be the difference between a conversion and no sale at all. Images matter even more when your products are distributed in marketplaces like Amazon, where they will appear beside those of your competitors. Here are five tips that will show your products in the best light, attracting both shoppers and sales. […]