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  • newHow This Portrait Was Shot and Edited, From Planning to Final Photo

    How This Portrait Was Shot and Edited, From Planning to Final Photo

    Photographer Francisco Hernandez has launched a new video series titled “Behind the Shot” that will document the entire process of how a photo of created, from concept to finished image. In this 12-minute video, Hernandez shares how he shot a por…
    - 14 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 6:54pm -
  • newOn ‘Making It’ as a Photographer, or: What if Your House Burned Down?

    On ‘Making It’ as a Photographer, or: What if Your House Burned Down?

    What if your house burned down? Have you still “made it” as a photographer? 3 weeks ago I was sitting, much as I do now, winding down on a Saturday evening, finding some time to write a newsletter and blog post. I had just released an image shot…
    - 15 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 6:22pm -
  • newPhotoshop CC Easter Eggs: Monkey, Banana, Coffee, and Toast

    Photoshop CC Easter Eggs: Monkey, Banana, Coffee, and Toast

    Did you know that hidden within Photoshop CC are a number of “easter eggs” that customize the photo editing app in wacky ways? Three that you can activate in the latest version of Photoshop CC are “Layer Monkey,” the “Banana Toolbar,” and…
    - 15 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 5:32pm -
  • new7 Ways to Enhance Eyes in Photoshop
    Here’s an in-depth 28-minute tutorial from the Photoshop Training Channel that will show you how to enhance and create amazing eyes in portrait photos using Photoshop. Each technique forms a different step to a thorough eye enhancement, but all ad…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 4:01pm -
  • Ugly Places, Pretty Portraits: I Did a Photo Shoot in Lowe’s

    Ugly Places, Pretty Portraits: I Did a Photo Shoot in Lowe’s

    A few weeks ago, a model friend of mine, Rachelle Kathleen, and I were planning to meet for a fun little photo shoot. Instead of searching out the usual beautiful locations around where we live, I had the idea to do just the opposite. I wanted to go…
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 17, 9:48pm -
  • A Nikon D850 Review for Nature Photographers

    A Nikon D850 Review for Nature Photographers

    It’s finally here! My Nikon D850 review is finally finished! It took me 11 states, two countries, eight weeks, and 16,000 images to get it done, but here it is! This is a true field test loaded with real-world examples, advice, and tons of tips for…
    - 2 days ago 21 Nov 17, 8:55pm -
  • Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Share Photos in 4K High Resolution

    Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Share Photos in 4K High Resolution

    Facebook has just introduced the ability to share high-resolution photos on its Messenger app. This makes for a much better, and less compressed, visual user experience for the countless people who send photos to one another every day through the pop…
    - 2 days ago 21 Nov 17, 7:42pm -
  • Yashica’s Faux Film Y35 Camera Raises $1.28 Million on Kickstarter

    Yashica’s Faux Film Y35 Camera Raises $1.28 Million on Kickstarter

    It seems that a lot of photography enthusiasts want to shoot a stripped down digital camera with pretend film rolls. The Kickstarter campaign for Yashica’s new Y35 “DigiFilm” camera is now over, and it managed to raise a staggering HK$10,035,29…
    - 2 days ago 21 Nov 17, 7:35pm -
  • Museum Offers Free Film Digitization for Black Families

    Museum Offers Free Film Digitization for Black Families

    The National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C, is offering African American families free digitization services so that they can bring analog media into the digital age. As part of The Great Migration Home Movie Proje…
    - 2 days ago 21 Nov 17, 7:00pm -
  • The Sony a7R III Eats Stars: New Report

    The Sony a7R III Eats Stars: New Report


    - 2 days ago 21 Nov 17, 6:16pm -

Fstoppers

  • newYou Will Get Bored of Photography, You Will Be Disenchanted With Creativity

    You Will Get Bored of Photography, You Will Be Disenchanted With Creativity

    We're creatives! We're supposed to love what we do and never get tired of it, right? Wrong. You can love image-making with every fiber of your being and still need a break from it, and to ignore that need is detrimental to your mental health and cre…
    - 3 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:07am -
  • newIs Now the Right Time to Buy a Video Camera?

    Is Now the Right Time to Buy a Video Camera?

    There’s nothing quite so frustrating to anyone in the business, as having your camera become outdated in less than a year. When I look at the current line up of camcorders, I’m beginning to think that they’re about to be replaced by the camera…
    - 10 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 11:00pm -
  • newPolaroid Feature-length Documentary: 'Instant Dreams'

    Polaroid Feature-length Documentary: 'Instant Dreams'

    "Instant Dreams" is a feature-length film about Polaroid that explores the magic of this defunct format, the pioneer of instant imagery, and documents the search for the lost chemical formula. Premiering at the International Documentary Filmfestival…
    - 11 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 10:04pm -
  • newMake Your Own Snow Overlays Using the Real Thing

    Make Your Own Snow Overlays Using the Real Thing

    Yes, it can be done completely in Photoshop, but if you're a fan of the real thing or simply enjoy playing in the snow, this fun and easy tutorial will show you how to create an endless supply of snow overlays for your portraits.[ Read More ]
    - 12 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 9:04pm -
  • newStar Eater Saga: The Sony a7R III Strikes Back

    Star Eater Saga: The Sony a7R III Strikes Back

    Despite an early report from photographer Drew Geraci last week, it seems that the Sony a7R III may still be affected by the so called “Star Eater” effect. What is really going on?[ Read More ]
    - 13 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 8:04pm -
  • newHow These 3-Minute Short Social Documentary Films Are Changing Lives

    How These 3-Minute Short Social Documentary Films Are Changing Lives

    The power of visual storytelling to create an impact in the real world is plentiful. Of late, there is this new format of social short films that are catching up and seeding change in its own ways. How strong is the impact that these short social do…
    - 14 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 7:04pm -
  • newB&H Launches Massive Black Friday Sale on Apple Products With Savings up to $1,100

    B&H Launches Massive Black Friday Sale on Apple Products With Savings up to $1,100

    With Black Friday only a couple days away B&H has added another sale to their already impressive list of savings by putting a wide variety of their Apple products on sale. With savings up to $1,100, there are amazing deals to be had for any fan of A…
    - 15 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 6:04pm -
  • newSave on Every 'Where Art Meets Architecture' Photography Tutorial with Mike Kelley

    Save on Every 'Where Art Meets Architecture' Photography Tutorial with Mike Kelley

    Mike Kelley is one of the biggest influencers of modern architectural photography today. We have been proud to work with Mike over the years to create three tutorials which highlight his shooting and post-processing techniques. This week, every one…
    - 16 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 5:01pm -
  • newAll About Shooting Landscape Images With Your Drone

    All About Shooting Landscape Images With Your Drone

    If you're a landscape photographer, a drone can offer all sorts of new perspectives and creative opportunities. This great video talks about using one, getting good shots, and working around their limitations.[ Read More ]
    - 17 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 4:01pm -
  • newPhotographic Virtues Series: Standards

    Photographic Virtues Series: Standards

    In this series, I attempt to identify the key professional virtues I have found to be the most important in building my own career, as well as identifying traits of other successful photographers that are most key to their success. Today's Word of T…
    - 18 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 3:01pm -

PhotoFocus

  • newWhat is a Model Release?
    Simply put, a model release is permission given to the photographer from the subject to use photos of them. A model is anyone being photographed Model releases are important. They are a written agreement between model and the photographer as to how t…
    - 9 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 11:30pm -
  • newPortrait Tips: Vitreous Eyes (Even With Hats)
    Vitreous is a great word. It’s used to describe something that looks glassy or shiny. It comes from the Latin word that means life. I think one of the most important things you can do in your portraits is to make sure that your subjects’ eyes loo…
    - 12 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 9:00pm -
  • newPhotographer of the Day: Ric Rus
    Category: Wildlife Photographer: Ric Rus “Green Heron” Poised for action! The intensity of the green heron’s pose as it waits for its next meal is mesmerizing. This photo is all about anticipation. I can feel it building the longer I look at t…
    - 15 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 5:57pm -
  • newA Low-Key Thanksgiving: Focus on the Details
    For the past several years, our Thanksgivings have been pretty low-key as a family. We sleep in, watch football and eat turkey. Needless to say, there’s not much activity…unless you’re in the kitchen. And while we’ve all seen tons of cooked t…
    - 19 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • newBlack Friday Deals from Datacolor
    Datacolor Black Friday Deals Start Today! Color calibration is the key to consistent color on the Internet, in prints and it starts with our monitors. If you have a monitor calibrator, now might be the time to recalibrate. If you don’t have one now…
    - 20 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 12:30pm -

DPReview

  • newRotolight Anova Pro 2 features improved output and 'unrivaled battery'
    Lighting manufacturer Rotolight has introduced a mark 2 version of its Anova Pro circular LED stills and video light. The Anova Pro 2 is the same size as the previous model, but according to the company, the new model features a 70% uplift in bright…
    - 11 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 9:43pm -
  • newDesigner imagines the perfect keyboard for Adobe software
    Designer Vinicius Araújo has created a series of concept images that imagine what a keyboard may look like if it were made by Adobe specifically for Photoshop and its other specialized software. Araújo shared the images on Behance under the handle…
    - 12 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 8:36pm -
  • newPeak Design unveils limited edition Leica Backpack Capsule
    Peak Design has teamed with Leica to launch the Peak Design Leica Backpack Capsule, a combination Peak Design Backpack, Cuff (wrist strap) and Leash (neck strap) designed specifically for lovers of that expensive Red Dot.This limited edition versio…
    - 14 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 6:38pm -
  • newPortrait of a robot takes 3rd place in prestigious Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize
    Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 Winners AnnouncedA portrait of an android woman has beaten over 5,700 pictures of humans to take third place in this year’s prestigious Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. The portrait of Erica secured F…
    - 16 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 5:27pm -
  • newMatthews unveils C-stand shoulder and roller bags
    Getting your equipment to location shoots can be a difficult logistical task, especially when you're also hauling lighting equipment in addition to camera gear. Carrying your C-stands could soon be a lot less unpleasant, though, thanks to the new C-…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 4:24pm -

The Big Picture (Boston Globe)

  • Autumn scenes
    A look at fall around the world as winter and the holidays approach, and the colors and of this season disappear.A fallen leaf reflects in a puddle in a park in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on Nov. 13. (FRANK RUMPENHORST/AFP/Getty Images)
    - 2 days ago 21 Nov 17, 2:39pm -
  • Trump tours Asia
    US President Donald Trump travels to five countries on an 12-day trip in Asia, his longest overseas journey as president.A child holds Chinese and USA national flags before the welcome ceremony for U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Chinese Presiden…
    - 10 days ago 13 Nov 17, 7:11pm -
  • Globe staff photos of the month, October 2017
    Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: leaf peepers in Vermont, Head of the Charles, hurricane aftermath in Puerto Rico, foggy football, baseball playoffs, and the start of the Celtics regular season.A wo…
    - 21 days ago 1 Nov 17, 9:40pm -
  • Stranger Things (of the Animal Kingdom)
    Eerie captures of the many interesting earth dwellers that photographers have encountered around the world. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelA Secretary bird rolls its eyes back as it squawks at the World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary in Cape Town, South Af…
    - 26 days ago 27 Oct 17, 10:06pm -
  • Rohingya refugees flee violence in Myanmar
    More than half a million Rohingya refugees have flooded into Bangladesh to flee an offensive by Myanmar’s military that the United Nations has called ‘a textbook example of ethnic cleansing’. The refugee population is expected to swell further,…
    - 34 days ago 20 Oct 17, 1:08am -

The PhoBlographer

  • newThe Ultimate Nikon Lens and Camera Guide For 2017
    Well, the time has come for us to start doing our end of the year posts and one way we are planning to do that is with these ‘ultimate guide’ posts. On the docket for today is Nikon, which has had a bit of a down year, despite releasing arguably…
    - 4 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 5:00am -
  • newAdam Jesionkiewicz’s Astrophotography Captures Beautiful Nebulas
    If you think astrophotography is all about photographing the star trails and the Milky Way at night, you're definitely mistaken. One look at the breath-taking photos snapped by Warsaw-based Adam Jesionkiewicz will tell you that this highly specializ…
    - 13 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 8:00pm -
  • newJulien Fumard Documents Life with Sled Dogs in Northern Finland
    In a simple but also charming photo diary, French photographer Julien Fumard shows us what it's like to spend winter in the northernmost region of Finland, warmed by the company of some adorable sled dogs. If "must love dogs" is something you live by…
    - 16 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 5:00pm -
  • newSomething Personal: Richard Avedon’s Intimate Biography is Now Out
    Thirteen years after his passing, we know so little about the personal life of Richard Avedon. Yet, he remains the legendary portrait and fashion photographer behind some of America's enduring images of fashion, beauty, and culture. Finally, we can n…
    - 19 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • newInstant Film Review: Fujifilm Instax Wide Monochrome
    One of the best things to have happened in the Polaroid/Instant Film world in so many years is the arrival of Fujifilm Instax Wide Monochrome. Announced earlier this year, the new film is a highly needed item that shows Fujifilm's commitment to the…
    - 22 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 11:00am -

Imaging Resource