Photography is an art form as well as a science with a history of technological development that goes back as far as the ancient Han Chinese and Greeks, and is now used in many fields of business, science and art.  Amateur photography, which began in the late 19th century with the introduction of a hand-held camera, has spread widely in the early 21st century with different platforms and equipment, and a cell phone as the key tool for making photography more accessible.  However, it’s not always easy to take a good photo despite all the new tech and imaging techniques.

Want to take better pics?  Watch and learn from professional photographers sharing their work, inspiration and creative ideas in a series of free-to-watch live broadcasts and video presentations.

Programming Note:  Sometimes it happens — scheduling changes or technical interruptions in a live broadcast.  Please check back for updates, and take a look at the Live Stream Program Guide for more On2In2™ streaming info.  If you miss the live stream broadcast of a program, a video recording is typically available to watch.  Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button or on the video posts located on the media players below.


Our Journeys Into the Night: How We Found Ourselves in the Dark –  Chris Nicholson and Lance Keimig show and discuss the evolution of their photographic imagery over the course of 30 years, and tell the stories of how their careers and styles developed and how they became so intensely focused on nighttime photography.

If you missed the live stream broadcast of Our Journeys Into the Night, there’s still time to watch a video recording.  Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button located on the media player below ↓


If you missed the May 10 live stream broadcast of Connecting With Nature, there’s still time to learn what it takes to capture the beauty of nature with a great photograph.  Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button located on the media player below, and watch as nature photographer Mike Mezeul II shares the stories behind some of his favorite and most challenging images.  He also shares imagery from some of his wildest outings, including tornadoes, volcanoes and northern lights.


Michael Halsband’s talk was cancelled. Disappointing as we were all looking forward to it.  But, turned out OK because professional photographer Bruce Byers stepped in and discussed his work and methods.  Bruce believes that photography is a powerful artistic medium because it can change how people feel, what they see, and how they believe.  After seeing his work, you’ll begin to understand.  To watch, just click/tap the “Watch Again” button on the media player below ↓    


Whether you are a beginner or advanced in your photography skills, you’ve probably taken some beautiful images.  But, do you aspire to take your portfolio to the next level, add to a specific body of work, or even challenge yourself with a new technique or subject matter?

Travel Photography and the Self-Assignment inspires photographers at every level as seasoned travel photographer, Liz Groeschen, shares several short and long-term ‘self-assignments’ she gave herself while living in Seoul, South Korea and traveling through 30+ countries around the world, including her own backyard, New York City.  If you missed the March 21 live stream broadcast, there’s still time to watch a video recording.  Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button on the media player below ↓


If you missed the live stream broadcasts of Learning To Fly and Exploration for Landscape Photography, there’s still time to watch a video recording.  Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button or the posts on the video players below ↓



Award-winning headshot photographer, Rod Goodman, shed light on the creation of a headshot in this discussion of both the technical and creative aspects of the subtle art form.  If you missed the live broadcast of How to be a Headshot Hotshot, there’s still time to watch a video recording of the event.  Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button or the video post on the video player below ↓


Jeff Cable, a 5-time Olympic photographer and popular speaker, understands the challenges of close-up photography.  If you missed his live talk on how to take high-quality photos of small subjects, there’s still time to watch a video recording.  Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button or post on the video player below ↓


American photographer Amy Arbus’ work has been published in more than 100 magazines, including Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and Vanity Fair, and is part of collections located in the New York Public Library and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.  She’s also published five books, including the award winning On the Street 1980-1990, The Inconvenience of Being Born, The Fourth Wall, and her most recent, After Images, an homage to modernism’s most iconic avant-garde paintings.  The books are available for purchase via Amazon → Amy Arbus Photography

In the presentation “The Photograph Not Taken”, Arbus talks about her instincts, thought process and technique while sharing favorite treasured photographs.  It’s a unique opportunity to learn from a gifted professional photographer.  Click/Tap “Watch Again” on the media player below ↓, and be patient or fast forward as it takes about 3-4 minutes for the talk to begin.     


Video and live stream lectures and lessons offer helpful advice from camera pros on how to take better photographsPhotography pros share travel, sports, outdoor photography know-how & more in these free-to-watch info-videos, Pro Photo Tips 




Photographers tell their stories and share their work and inspiration in this On2In2™ collection of videos.

Both professional and amateur photographers share their stories, work and inspiration in this On2In2™ collection of selected videos → Watch:  Photography






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Zola is a vagabond playmaker, the On2In2™ recreation guru and primary source of inspiration for this article. Currently resides at Zeester Media HQ.

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