My name is Markus Urban and I love photography. Let me correct that – I love great photography. There’s something about a well-timed, well-framed, beautifully executed shot that has the ability to capture a viewer and jerk them momentarily out of their reality into a moment of stillness.
That’s what I call a hot shot photo.
This website is all about those hot shots – photos that are just unusual enough to make you pay attention. This site will focus on techniques, tips, and equipment used to create those shots. I also want to showcase the work of people who are taking creative and unique pictures or working with styles that are their own.
Earlier this year one of my photos was printed in National Geographic’s Your Shot issue. I have my sister to thank for making me enter and Tom Ang’s influential How to Win Prizes with your Pictures article which transformed my thinking about photography.
This website is about that small percentage of pictures that stand out. It’s about stretching the boundaries of photography and having fun in creative ways.
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