PetaPixel

  • newEp. 204: Why It Might Be Pointless to Watermark Your Photos – and more
    Episode 204 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast. Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Featured: Photographer, author and educator, Nicolesy (aka Nicole S. Young) In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPix…
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  • This is How Shooting the Sun Can Melt Your Camera

    This is How Shooting the Sun Can Melt Your Camera

    Planning to photograph the upcoming solar eclipse? You’d better make sure you have the right solar filter to protect your camera. Here’s a 2-minute video that shows how shooting the sun without protection can completely melt your DSLR’s guts. T…
    - 2 days ago 19 Aug 17, 3:58pm -
  • 4 Lighting Hacks for Fashion Shoots
    Here are 4 great tips for fashion photographers and videographers looking to light effective portraits. In this 3-minute video by Aputure, cameraman Kazu Okuda shares his expertise on how to work well with studio lighting. Hack 1: Frontal Key Light F…
    - 2 days ago 19 Aug 17, 3:33pm -
  • I Biked Across the Canadian Rockies to Build a Photo Portfolio

    I Biked Across the Canadian Rockies to Build a Photo Portfolio

    I decided a while ago that for my high school graduation and summer trip, I was going to photograph the Canadian Rockies. I started pursuing landscape photography seriously a little over a year ago and wanted to build a photography portfolio. I had m…
    - 2 days ago 19 Aug 17, 3:08pm -
  • How to Improve Your Food Photos at Home Without Buying New Gear

    How to Improve Your Food Photos at Home Without Buying New Gear

    Here’s an 18-minute video by Sean Tucker on how to improve your food photography skills at home without buying any expensive gear. The first thing that the video casts light on is that it’s not all about the photographer. “A lot of what goes i…
    - 2 days ago 19 Aug 17, 2:45pm -
  • Work: Photos of Jobs Around the World from a Top-Down View

    Work: Photos of Jobs Around the World from a Top-Down View

    Photographer Sanwal Deen has been working on a new personal project, titled “Work.” It’s an exploration of different careers found around the world, and how work is a thread by which individuals all over the world are connected. “People tend…
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  • Here’s a 5-Minute Intro to Photoshop’s Healing Brush

    Here’s a 5-Minute Intro to Photoshop’s Healing Brush

    In this 9-minute video by tutvid, take a look at Photoshop’s Healing Brush and learn how exactly you can use it to improve your editing workflow. The brush itself comes with loads of options to adjust that you may well not have noticed or used befo…
    - 2 days ago 19 Aug 17, 2:24pm -
  • French President Sues Photographer Who Followed Him on Holiday

    French President Sues Photographer Who Followed Him on Holiday

    French President Emmanuel Macron has filed a legal complaint against a photographer who he claims infringed upon his “right to privacy.” The photographer is being accused of taking “holiday snaps” of the president and his wife in Marseille t…
    - 2 days ago 18 Aug 17, 7:57pm -
  • This Oldest Surviving Photo of a U.S. President May Sell for $250,000+

    This Oldest Surviving Photo of a U.S. President May Sell for $250,000+

    Back in March 1843, the sixth US president (serving from 1825–1829), John Quincy Adams, sat for a portrait photo in a Washington studio. Fast forward to the modern day, and the photo is now the oldest surviving photo of a U.S. president. It’s go…
    - 2 days ago 18 Aug 17, 7:00pm -
  • 10 Predictions About the Future of Photography
    How might photography evolve in the coming years and decades? The folks over at COOPH took a look at current trends and research projects to come up with 10 productions about the future of photography. They’re discussed in the 4.5-minute video abov…
    - 2 days ago 18 Aug 17, 6:35pm -

Fstoppers

  • newFour Ways to Keep Subjects in Focus While They're Moving

    Four Ways to Keep Subjects in Focus While They're Moving

    Perhaps one of the most fundamental skills a filmmaker needs to have down pat is the ability to focus well. This gets all the trickier when you or the subject are moving. This helpful video will show you four ways to keep your subject in focus and w…
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  • newMan Arrested After Using Consumer Drone to Smuggle 13 Pounds of Meth Across Border

    Man Arrested After Using Consumer Drone to Smuggle 13 Pounds of Meth Across Border

    The sudden convergence of consumer-level prices and professional-level capabilities has caused an explosion of drone usage in the last few years. Unfortunately, these devices are sometimes repurposed for nefarious endeavors, with this example being…
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  • new3DLUT Creator Is Even More Affordable With the Special Grading Edition

    3DLUT Creator Is Even More Affordable With the Special Grading Edition

    As I wrote in my previous article, 3DLUT Creator is a magnificent piece of software for color grading, and it has become an essential part of my coloring processes both for video and still work. There are now more buying options for those who don't…
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  • newEclipse Overdose: Why I Will Boycott the Stellar Event

    Eclipse Overdose: Why I Will Boycott the Stellar Event

    Unless you live on another planet (or in a different country), you probably haven’t missed the announcement of the upcoming solar eclipse that will take place on Monday when the moon passes in front of the sun, casting a shadow on the United State…
    - 9 hours ago 20 Aug 17, 7:03pm -
  • newNine Things You Should Be Taking to Every Business Meeting

    Nine Things You Should Be Taking to Every Business Meeting

    It doesn't matter if it's a scheduled business meeting, job interview, or you're cold calling potential clients, the items you bring along with you can dramatically affect how things play out. Here's what you should be taking to each and every meeti…
    - 10 hours ago 20 Aug 17, 6:03pm -
  • newThe Film That Made the Movies Explicitly Sexy and Violent

    The Film That Made the Movies Explicitly Sexy and Violent

    The 1960s represented a powerful awakening, shift, and revolution in American culture, with Hollywood being no stranger to those events. As the Hays Code's grasp on American cinema continued to erode, films that exploded into new territory emerged,…
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  • newAfter 150 Years, a Portrait of a U.S. President Reemerges to Become the Oldest in Existence

    After 150 Years, a Portrait of a U.S. President Reemerges to Become the Oldest in Existence

    150 years is a long time to lose anything. However, this portrait of the sixth president of the United States has reemerged and taken on a special status: it's the oldest known surviving photograph of a U.S. president.[ Read More ]
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  • newThe Allure of the Ambiguous: 'Donnie Darko'

    The Allure of the Ambiguous: 'Donnie Darko'

    There's something we love about the ambiguous; after all, a quick Google search shows people still hotly debating the ending of "The Sopranos." When done well, ambiguity can be the greatest ending of all, as this thoughtful analysis of one film demo…
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  • How to Create a Great Product Photography Shot Using Speedlights

    How to Create a Great Product Photography Shot Using Speedlights

    There might be no better way to learn and practice building up light in an image than through product photography, and as this great walkthrough tutorial shows, you don't necessarily need expensive gear to create a great result.[ Read More ]
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  • 'Overlooked Black Dogs': A Photo Project That Brings Awareness to the Least Adopted Dogs

    'Overlooked Black Dogs': A Photo Project That Brings Awareness to the Least Adopted Dogs

    Black dogs are the most likely of all coat colors to be euthanized in shelters. And of course, they're no less worthy of adoption than their lighter counterparts, which is why Commercial Photographer Shaina Fishman decided to bring awareness to the…
    - 1 day ago 20 Aug 17, 1:32am -

PhotoFocus

  • newPhotographer of the Week: August 14 ~ 18, 2017
    Every Monday through Friday, Photofocus curators present a great picture in the categories of Travel, Beauty, Outdoor, Sports, and Street. The photographer’s work earns its creator the title “Photographer of the Day.” Their work has touched us…
    - 5 hours ago 20 Aug 17, 11:00pm -
  • newLightroom Live: Wedding Workflow With Lisa Robinson 8/28
    You gotta join us live for our next Lightroom Live, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win excellent prizes to help you in your work. (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE TO WIN…
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  • newSunday Comics: Body Image
    Thanks to ifunny.co for this weeks laugh. Careful, the site is NSFW.
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  • newHistory of Photography: Photos as Propaganda
    As photography evolved, one theme remained fairly constant in the public’s opinion: seeing is believing. People generally regarded photographic prints as evidence of truth and reality. Steadily becoming more mobile, photographers tended to photogra…
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  • Full Eclipse in HDR – Expert Advice
    It’s last minute getting ready for the eclipse, have you listened to any experts for advice?  Well, I found myself in the middle of a great conversation, and I want to pass it on so as many photographers as possible can benefit. Expert Astrophotog…
    - 2 days ago 19 Aug 17, 1:00pm -

DPReview

  • newShooting 101MP black-and-white photos with the Phase One XF IQ3 Achromatic
    Phase One recently sent award-winning portrait photographer Rick Wenner on a dream assignment. Equipped with the XF IQ3 Achromatic—the world's only 101MP black-and-white medium format digital back—he was sent to Wildwood, NJ to shoot an odd event…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
  • newHow to buy used gear (and not get burned)
    Don't get burned!Photography gear is pricey, and buying used is a great way to keep your wallet from getting too thin, but it also comes with quite a few risks. The high price associated with photo gear sometimes attracts unsavory folks disguising…
    - 15 hours ago 20 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • Dynamic symmetry: The genius of Henri Cartier-Bresson's composition
    Breaking down the composition of one of Henri Cartier-Bresson's most famous images. Photo: Magnum Photos, screenshot from videoHenri Cartier-Bresson—the father of modern day street photography and master of the candid shot—was obsessive about t…
    - 2 days ago 19 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
  • Photo of the week: Drone portraits bring healing and awareness after wildfire
    On November 23, 2016, a fire started along the Chimney Tops 2 that would spread throughout Gatlinburg and become the worst fire in Tennessee of the last 100 years. It claimed 14 lives and over 2,000 homes and businesses.As the devastation became ap…
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  • Happy World Photo Day: Photos from the staff of DPReview
    Happy World Photo DayWorld Photo Day is here and to celebrate we've decided to share a staff gallery of some of our favorite images shot over the past year (Note: we did not shot the above image, you can thank the crew of Apollo 17 for that). The…
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The Big Picture (Boston Globe)

  • newNRA night at NASCAR in Bristol, Tenn.
    Tens of thousands of NASCAR fans gather near this tiny southern town for a premier event, and one that’s sponsored by the NRA. But here, deep in Trump country, there was universal condemnation for white supremacists and Neo-nazis. -- By Jessica Ri…
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  • Scenes from the ‘Boston Free Speech’ rally and counterprotest
    Thousands of counterprotesters march down Tremont Street towards the “Boston Free Speech” rally on the Boston Common. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)
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  • ‘Ragnarok’ event reenacts mythic battle
    For 32 years now, one week each summer, the world has come to an end. Behold, Ragnarok: a weeklong battle event, held at a campground in Pennsylvania, whose name references an apocalyptic Norse myth. It’s part medieval history, part celebration of…
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  • US border patrol agents in training
    President Trump has pledged to add 5,000 agents to the existing Border Patrol force of more than 21,000 as part of his border security policy. All new agents complete a months-long training course at the US Border Patrol Academy in Artesia, N.M. --…
    - 9 days ago 11 Aug 17, 11:22pm -
  • A solitary vigil, a song of love
    Noelia Ferreira, like hundreds of Massachusetts parents, cares for her medically fragile daughter, Abi, at home. But MassHealth has let reimbursements languish, making it nearly impossible to find a skilled nurse to help her. Abi needs nearly round t…
    - 15 days ago 5 Aug 17, 5:18pm -

The PhoBlographer

  • newReview: Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f2 (Sony E Mount, Full Frame)
    The Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f2 lens is promising zero distortion, and when in use it honestly holds itself very well to that promise. This lens appeals a whole lot to the urban geometry and architecture photographer in addition to the interior…
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  • The ReEdit: Toning Down on the HDR Look in a Photo
    In the third episode of the ReEdit I return to Capture One Pro in order to show people how I tend to create images these days based on color channels and making subjects stand out more effectively by using said channels. And for this episode I…
    - 1 day ago 20 Aug 17, 4:00am -
  • How To Choose The Right Street Photography Lens For You
    Street photography, much like landscapes, nature and wildlife is generally a solo hobby niche for photographers. You can go out on the streets and just enjoy snapping images and documenting the city around you. It can be a fun way to enjoy phot…
    - 2 days ago 19 Aug 17, 4:00am -
  • Bruce Gilden Explains What Makes a Great Street Photograph
    Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden himself spent decades perfecting his signature style of filling the frame with candid close-up portraits, making him one of the revered – and often imitated – street photographers in that arena. With street…
    - 3 days ago 18 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
  • Cheap Photo: Hundreds Off Canon’s 7D Mark II, Canon 70D
    Who doesn't love saving some money, right?! We sure know we do, regardless of if it is on bubble gum at the corner store or on some sexy new camera equipment from our favorite online retailer. There are always deals to be had and this week we h…
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