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Meet the Photographer Who Brings SNL to Life

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Meet the Photographer Who Brings SNL to Life When you think of the iconic late-night comedy show Saturday Night Live, the production’s photography probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind. However, since the show’s inception, attention to detail and fantastic imagery has been a driving force in cementing its public appeal. The woman behi… Read More at Picture Correct

Day In The Life: Music Portrait Photographer, Gretchen Robinette

Popular Photography We tag along with music photographer Gretchen Robinette for a day of portrait shooting in Brooklyn, NY Day In The Life: Music Portrait Photographer, Gretchen Robinette Read More at Popular Photography

Creative Photographer Brings Action Figures to Life in Fun and Funny Ways

PetaPixel Spiderman’s so cheeky… Creative Photographer Brings Action Figures to Life in Fun and Funny Ways Japanese Instagrammer Hotkenobi is making quite a name for himself, gaining thousands of followers who appreciate his talent for bringing superhero action Read More at PetaPixel

Trying Something New: Shooting Without Autofocus

How I Use Auto and Manual Focus – Greg Pai   I shoot various systems including Nikon, Fuji, and Leica. About half of my lenses are strictly manual focus. Nevertheless, when I shoot with my autofocus lenses, I shoot in a dual AF/M mode. Many people ask me about the sharpness of many of my images. I have to assign much of the credit to my focusing workflow in this mode.   For static subjects, I will always grab the […]

Learn about a day in the life of a cityscape photographer, with 500px Brand Amba…

500px Learn about a day in the life of a cityscape photographer, with 500px Brand Ambassador Daniel Cheong Photography : http://hubs.ly/H081cW50 Daniel will be hosting a 500px Class this Friday on shooting and stitching vertical panoramas. Join the class at: http://hubs.ly/H081dq00 Picture: “Hassan II Mosque” by Daniel Cheong Profile: http://hubs.ly/H081dHJ0 #500px #500pxClasses Read More at 500px

The Reflex Uses Novel Ideas to Breathe New Life Into the Film SLR

Fstoppers Interested in shooting film? This new camera could be just the ticket. The Reflex Uses Novel Ideas to Breathe New Life Into the Film SLR Reflex is a new brand aiming to give 35mm film photographers a new camera option instead of going with a dated SLR design (the 13-year-old Nikon F6) or buying in the used market. But it’s not just a rehash of the classic film SLR design. Users can change film using a special “I-Back” system, […]

Still Life Photography: 7 Tips and Steps

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Still Life Photography: 7 Tips and Steps Shooting still life doesn’t mean the images have to be dull. You can add life and a sense of whimsy to your still lifes with a little creativity. Once again, COOPH delivers the creative goods in this video about shooting awesome still life photography with a few household items and some imagination:… Read More at Picture Correct

Ian Berry’s Personal Exploration of English Life • Ian Berry • Magnum Photos

Magnum Photos After a decade of travelling, Ian Berry conceived of ‘The English’ as a project that would enable him to both document and rediscover his homeland. Ian Berry’s Personal Exploration of English Life • Ian Berry • Magnum Photos Ian Berry’s 1978 book sees him return to his homeland after many years abroad to both document and rediscover the English way of life Read More at Magnum Photos

The awkward moments of a photographer’s life – DIY Photography

DIYPhotography What are the awkward moments you often have as a photographer? The awkward moments of a photographer’s life – DIY Photography When you carry a camera and take photos, awkward moments are inevitable from time to time. Whether you’re a hobbyist or a pro, the camera seems to simply attract all kinds of weird situations. But, some of them repeat themselves more often than the others. I’ve been into photography for about ten ye… Read More at DIY Photography

Photographer Captures Life as a Mom of an Autistic Son

PetaPixel This mom uses photos to share what words can’t. Photographer Captures Life as a Mom of an Autistic Son April is Autism Awareness Month, and photographer Kate Miller-Wilson has released a series of photos showing what life is like as a mother of a 10-year-old Read More at PetaPixel

“If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” FALSE. – DIY Photography

DIYPhotography Relatable, isn’t it? “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” FALSE. – DIY Photography I would like to find who originally coined that phrase, get in a time machine, go back in time to when he/she was a tiny baby, and take them to an island to be raised by wolves so this sentiment would never make it into the world. Because as nice as it sounds, it’s simply … Read More […]

It is the last two weeks to visit the Magnum LIFE exhibition in Cremona, Italy: …

Magnum Photos It is the last two weeks to visit the Magnum LIFE exhibition in Cremona, Italy: http://bit.ly/2rGzIc5 PHOTO: US bombardment, after the battle of An Loc. South Vietnam. 1972. © Bruno Barbey / Magnum Photos Read More at Magnum Photos

A Day in the Life of a Camera Repair Master

PictureCorrect Photography Tips “If I could talk to a camera, I would thank her because photography has played a big role in my life.” A Day in the Life of a Camera Repair Master In an age where conglomerates such as Canon and Nikon rule the market, it can be easy to overlook small photography studios and workshops. However, if you take a moment to speak to the people behind these businesses, it’s easy to see the magic that cameras […]

Minecraft in Real Life: Retoucher Turns Real Animals Into Cubic Creations

PetaPixel Don’t be such a square… Minecraft in Real Life: Retoucher Turns Real Animals Into Cubic Creations Copyright disputes, huge camera announcements, the decline and fall of Instagram botting, this week has been a pretty serious one in the photo industry. Le Read More at PetaPixel

500px Brand Ambassador Dina Belenko talks about her still life techniques in thi…

500px 500px Brand Ambassador Dina Belenko talks about her still life techniques in this podcast on Photography Radio. Listen to the full podcast here: https://hubs.ly/H08JlTq0 Picture: “Weekend donuts” by Dina Belenko Profile: https://hubs.ly/H08JjCv0 #500px Read More at 500px

How 3D printed camera equipment can make your life easier

DIYPhotography What 3D printed gadgets do you find invaluable for your photography? How 3D printed camera equipment can make your life easier I think it’s a pretty safe bet that 3D printing is now well and truly here to stay. They’re no longer just the DIY custom built passions of hardcore makers. Now, anybody can get buy a 3D printer, or at least get access to one. They’re mainstream now. There’s entire online communities around their us… Read More at […]

I photographed Daenerys Targaryen in Paris with life sized dragons

DIYPhotography Dracarys! I photographed Daenerys Targaryen in Paris with life sized dragons As a heroic fantasy photographer, shooting with dragons is one of my dreams. Not fake Photoshopped dragons but real dragons. But everybody knows that they are dead for a very long time. A long time, that is, until Deanerys and Games of Thrones came along. Let’s go back to few months ago. I was worki… Read More at DIY Photography

Drift Compass Camera Is an Action Camera Designed To Capture Your Whole Life

Popular Photography The Drift Innovations Compass camera is meant to stay with you always, capturing your everyday life Drift Compass Camera Is an Action Camera Designed To Capture Your Whole Life Read More at Popular Photography

Explore W. Eugene Smith’s landmark photoessay on the life of a country doctor: …

Magnum Photos Explore W. Eugene Smith’s landmark photoessay on the life of a country doctor: http://bit.ly/2sTw6RU PHOTO: Dr. Ernest Ceriani takes care of all the people in the town of Kremmling and the 400 miles surrounding it. Kremmling, Colorado, USA. 1948. © W. Eugene Smith / Magnum Photos Read More at Magnum Photos

Give New Life to Underexposed Photos with This Simple Photoshop/Lightroom Technique (VIDEO)

Shutterbug Magazine A clean, simple fix! Give New Life to Underexposed Photos with This Simple Photoshop/Lightroom Technique (VIDEO) Regardless of what type of photographs you shoot most, a stop or two of underexposure can really mess up an otherwise great image. While Photoshop’s Highlights/Shadows sliders can often rehabilitate a poorly exposed photo, the simple technique in the video below will usually deliver far better resul… Read More at Shutterbug.com

“I’m Back” Is a 16MP Digital Back Promising New Life for Old 35mm Film Cameras

Shutterbug Magazine Back to the future! “I’m Back” Is a 16MP Digital Back Promising New Life for Old 35mm Film Cameras In yet another attempt to merge the “experience” of analog cameras with digital output (see our rant about the recently announced Yashica Y35 camera), a new Kickstarter project promises to deliver digital photos and videos with analog cameras via a 16MP digital back. Read More at Shutterbug.com

Automotive photography isn’t just another subject. It’s a way of life

DIYPhotography Are you as passionate about your subjects as you are about photography? Automotive photography isn’t just another subject. It’s a way of life Many of us own a car, or will at some point in our lives. Even if we don’t, we may have access to nice cars, and almost certainly know somebody who owns one. For a large proportion of photographers, cars are just another subject at which we point our cameras. But for petrol headed photographer, East… […]

This photo shows the alarming future of our sea life

DIYPhotography This is sad and alarming This photo shows the alarming future of our sea life The finalists of this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest include some really striking photos. But one of them illustrates how deep in trouble nature is. Justin Hofman took a sad photo which caused many reactions, and which will stick in our minds for a long time. The photo features a t… Read More at DIY Photography

Light Painting Tips: How to Use Digital Tools to Breathe New Life into Old Lighting Techniques

Shutterbug Magazine Still a really useful lighting technique now made easier. Light Painting Tips: How to Use Digital Tools to Breathe New Life into Old Lighting Techniques I’ve known John Hartman for many years. He is regarded in the industry as not only an outstanding photographer but also one of the hardest working and most successful photographers in the portrait world. Read More at Shutterbug.com

Photographer captures a day in the life of four African Omo Valley tribes (nsfw)

DIYPhotography Photographer captures a day in the life of four African Omo Valley tribes (nsfw) Photographer captures a day in the life of four African Omo Valley tribes (nsfw) One of the powers of photography is to teach us about the world and the places we may never see ourselves. Photographer Michele Zousmer traveled to Omo Valley in the southwest of Ethiopia. She brought back some striking photos, capturing daily lives of four tribes living in this area: Arbore, Konso,… […]

“A life lived” by Trevor Cole Profile: #500px

500px “A life lived” by Trevor Cole Profile: https://hubs.ly/H08xf7m0 #500px Read More at 500px

Are You A Good Gardener?

Our life is most certainly like a garden. It matures through seasons and stands the test of time through the challenge of frost and drought, and the glory of bloom. Amidst our garden, there is the likelihood that we will allow people, circumstances, and even our own limitations (both perceived and actual) disrupt its full potential to blossom and endure. Be a good gardener. Prune and weed those things that will get in the way of your full bloom… Photo […]

Photographer Captures the “Van Life” While on a Scenic Road Trip Across America | ExposureGuide.com

Photographer Captures the “Van Life” While on a Scenic Road Trip Across America http://goo.gl/96dl6j Photographer Captures the “Van Life” While on a Scenic Road Trip Across America | ExposureGuide.com Link to the full Popular Photography Facebook post

How to Clean Your Camera Sensor in 3 Easy Steps

When was the last time your sensor was cleaned? How to Clean Your Camera Sensor in 3 Easy Steps There is really nothing more frustrating for photographers than a camera sensor that is full of dust and specks. Dust on the sensor happens, it’s just a fact of digital photographic life. If you’re an outdoor photographer with a zoom lens, or one who changes lenses in the field, dust and particles w… Link to the full Popular Photography Facebook post

Oxford, a year in the life of the venerable university, a new book by Martin Par…

Oxford, a year in the life of the venerable university, a new book by Martin Parr: http://bit.ly/2gJwgcV © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos Link to the full Magnum Photos Facebook post

Sohrab Hura’s ‘Sweet Life’ goes on Show in India • Magnum Photos • Experimenter

‘Sweet Life’, a new exhibition from Sohrab Hura, focusing on his personal family life, opens this weekend in West Bengal. Sohrab Hura’s ‘Sweet Life’ goes on Show in India • Magnum Photos • Experimenter Experimenter presents Sweet Life, an insight into the deeply poetic and personal journey of Sohrab Hura’s relationships within his family and outside Link to the full Magnum Photos Facebook post

Seventeen New Tricks of the Nikon D850 and How They’ll Help Your Photography

Here’s how the D850 will make your photographic life easier. Seventeen New Tricks of the Nikon D850 and How They’ll Help Your Photography If you try to pinpoint a single reason that the D850 is creating as much buzz as it is, it would be nearly impossible. This isn’t an amazing camera that has a singular standout feature. It’s the precisely and perfectly juxtaposed array of many new features, big and small, that culminate in the D850’… Link to the […]

Mother & Father: A Portrait of Loss – British Journal of Photography

In this week’s installment of the FullBleed series, renowned fine-art photographer Paddy Summerfield reveals the experience of documenting his mother’s worsening Alzheimer’s and his father’s unrelenting dedication to caring for her. Living and working in Oxford his entire life, Paddy Summerfield is renowned for his evocative series of black and white images, all shot on 35mm film, which co-opt the traditional genre of documentary photography to realise a more personal and inward looking vision. Summerfield came to prominence in the […]

Today on Magnum, a year in the life of Oxford University captured by Martin Parr…

Today on Magnum, a year in the life of Oxford University captured by Martin Parr: http://bit.ly/2gEeELN In this photo, students who have finished their final exam are ‘trashed’ as they leave the back of the hall, with much foam spraying, drinking, and exploding of bottles of champagne or fizz. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos Link to the full Magnum Photos story

“My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my…

“My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.” -Steve McCurry Link to the full Popular Photography story

The life of a nature photographer, a snapshot of Charlottesville, a review of th…

The life of a nature photographer, a snapshot of Charlottesville, a review of the Panasonic GH5… read about all this and more in our weekly roundup of photography news on 500px ISO: http://hubs.ly/H08pL280 Picture: “hourse dish” by Ali Al-Jazeri Profile: http://hubs.ly/H08pLG30 #500px Link to the full 500px story

The life of a nature photographer, photographic reflections from Charlottesville…

The life of a nature photographer, photographic reflections from Charlottesville, a review of the Panasonic GH5… read about all this and more in our weekly roundup of photography news on 500px ISO: http://hubs.ly/H08pKL80 “Untitled” by Tobias Kruse Profile: http://hubs.ly/H08pL3g0 #500px Link to the full 500px story

Flight Attendant’s Photos Show Life in a Virgin America Crew

When a flight attendant is also a talented photographer. Flight Attendant’s Photos Show Life in a Virgin America Crew Molly Choma of Portland, Oregon, has spent nearly a decade working as a flight attendant on Virgin America planes. In addition to her work in the skies, Ch Link to the full PetaPixel story

Search for Extraterrestrial Life Is Accelerating, Astronomer Says

Along with writing the Technically Speaking column about photo tech for Shutterbug, Seth Shostak spends his time searching for “little green men” as a senior astronomer for the SETI Institute. Here’s a nice piece on him on NASA’s website. Search for Extraterrestrial Life Is Accelerating, Astronomer Says Seth Shostak, a leader of the California-based SETI Institute, argues that with advances in technology and science the search for extraterrestrial intelligent life is heating up. Link to the full Shutterbug Magazine story

“Float Life” by Jennifer Kapala Profile: #500px

“Float Life” by Jennifer Kapala Profile: http://hubs.ly/H085dpB0 #500px Link to the full 500px story