Inspiration118 Videos

An Interview with Fred Lyon: San Francisco Time

Fred Lyon was known a photographer who captured the spirit of San Francisco in brilliant black-and-white starting in the late 1940s. He died yesterday (Aug 25th, 2022) at the age of 97. Most notable were his images from the 1950s of night, rain and fog in the city. They capture the both the literal and […]

Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall Official Trailer 

Jim Marshall has always been a favorite photographer of mine and the documentary is so inspiring. Though this is just the trailer, you can find it now on HULU.

A Master at Work: Sir Don McCullin in Kolkata

Kolkata is a city rich with photographic opportunity. Follow Master Photographer Sir Don McCullin as he captures the richness and vibrancy of this city of almost 15 million people packed into 80 square miles. At 82 years old, Don is hard to keep up with as his excitement and champing at the bit to get […]

Behind The Scenes – Our Planet in Kenya

Having been to Africa (Tanzania) on numerous occasions as a tour leader, there are times when one wishes they had one of the amazing Cineflex gyro stabilized cameras. Using a 50-1000mm lens, Silverback Productions was able to get some amazing video.

How to make an Extra $35k a year: Passive Income as a Photographer

Another great video by Evan Ranft as he walks you through how he setup his Squarespace website to help make a passive income of $35K per year.

Fun Instagram Photo Hacks

We were pretty late on the Instagram bandwagon but these fun photo hacks gives us some creative ideas on how to up our Instagram game. The blowdryer and ping pong ball trick is pretty fun and if you want to “Simulate” a new boyfriend, grab a hoodie and balloon and take your selfie.

Colorize Black and White with Realism in Photoshop

Have you ever wanted to colorize black and white photos from your ancestors? This tutorial by Unmesh Dinda from PiXimperfect walks you through all the steps to colorize those photos. Though it takes a bit of work, just follow along in his tutorial and you’ll be an expert in no time.

8 Steps to Cinematic Composition

Forget film school, these tips will have you one your way to creating some great images and videos. Leading lines and the Rule of Thirds have always been a favorite but we also like the segment on Break the Rules.

Line Goes Up – The Problem With NFTs

Dan Olson has created a great video on NFT’s and the pitfalls with falling into the idea that this is the next big thing. At just over two hours, grab a drink and watch the most in-depth video I have seen on this subject.

Transform Your Photo Prints Into Mixed Media Art

Irene Rudnyk walks you through some basic ideas on how to transform your prints into a work of art by using mixed media. Using techniques as simple as Mod Podge and gold ink to even using household bleach to distress your images.