About Hot Shot Photo

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Clear enough, Missh Moneypenny. Thish should preshent noe shignificant problemsh

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.

Look ma! I'm published in National Geographic

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.

Please take a moment to join our Flickr group, connect with us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. If you want to receive updates and tips by email, sign up for our newsletter on the top right of this page.

Happy shooting!

Posted Monday, December 21st, 2009 in HotShotPhoto

6 Responses to “About Hot Shot Photo”

  1. Will says:

    Good luck with this new site Markus – if the photos & tips live up to your camera contest promotion – well, it’s going to be great ! Cheers, Will

  2. DK says:

    You have sooooo….many talents. Eye for photography is just little one of them. The best of luck.

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  6. Matt says:

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