Name: Illahi Rayani
Age: 15
Country: Canada


January Photo of the Month Contest Winner: Illahi Rayani

Congratulations to our third Photo of the Month contest winner, Illahi Rayani!

Currently based in Ontario, Canada, Illahi started her passion in photography when she was fourteen years old. A year later, she still continues to try to improve and learn new things so that she can grow as a photographer.

She calls her photograph: A man making delicious crepes at a small kiosk in the Quartier Latin of Paris.

We at Teen Photo thought that Illahi’s photo was a fantastic example of street photography. The B&W really added to the contrast of the image, and it was well composed with the rule of thirds.

Our monthly international photo contest is getting many entries! We’re excited to see so many photographs taken by teenagers from around the world. Stay tuned for more winners!

Don’t forget to enter the February Photo of the Month Contest!
To enter, please email one photo with your name, age, and country to teenphotoofthemonth@gmail.com (A caption is optional, but recommended!)


So, which lens is better, f/2.8 or f/4.0?
We don’t often post reviews, but this ongoing debate has been on the minds of both amateur and professional photographers looking to buy or upgrade their equipment. We decided that due to some people asking us this question through email, we should address our views on the topic through an article. Both the f/2.8 and f/4.0 lenses are popular, and there are pros and cons to having each. However, we agree that the conclusion isn’t as simple as it may seem.

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December Photo of the Month Contest Winner: Julie Zhang

Congratulations to our second Photo of the Month contest winner, Julie Zhang!

Julie is a 17 year old photographer from Northern California. She says that she was always a bit of an artist, and was scolded many times as a kid for doodling on the margins of her homework. When she discovered photography a few years ago, she realized that it was a fascinating way to understand how light works and combine art with adventure. She loves getting on her feet and looking for the perfect capture.

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Closer Look: Ep. 1 Fighting Sequence

In this new Closer Look series, we won’t be looking at photos, but scenes from television shows and films. This deviates from the norm of Teen Photo, but we believe this might give you guys an opportunity to broaden your views and learn about another medium: cinematography. Motion pictures actually have a lot in common with photography than one might think; they both include aspects such as lighting, composition, saturation, and contrast.

In this first article, we will be taking a look at a fighting sequence from the popular television show Game of Thrones.

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