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  • newW. Eugene Smith: Father of the Photo Essay
    Last week, I talked about the photo essay “Country Doctor” by W. Eugene Smith, and today I would like to focus more on his life and photography in general. William Eugene Smith has been described as “perhaps the single most important American p…
    - 19 hours ago 17 Aug 19, 3:37pm -
  • newSilhouettes of a Hiking Family Inside a Rising Full Moon
    Photographer and filmmaker Jesse Watson made this beautiful 3-minute short film that shows the silhouettes of a hiking family framed within the rising full moon. Watson shot the film on August 14th, in Yuma, Arizona using a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema C…
    - 20 hours ago 17 Aug 19, 2:58pm -
  • How to Trick Instagram’s Algorithm for Higher Engagement (Maybe)

    How to Trick Instagram’s Algorithm for Higher Engagement (Maybe)

    In mid-2016, Instagram started using an algorithm to order the photos you’re shown, which was a big change from the simple chronological feed that had been used since the beginning. If you’re not happy with the reach and engagement your photos on…
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 19, 6:57pm -
  • Landscape Photography with an Old $79 Camera from 2007

    Landscape Photography with an Old $79 Camera from 2007

    Photographer Toma Bonciu of Photo Tom recently decided to experiment with doing landscape photography with an outdated digital camera. He bought a Canon PowerShot S5 IS from 2007 for $79 from Amazon and took it out into the great outdoors to see what…
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 19, 6:11pm -
  • This Guy Turned a Sony a7R III Into a Leica Q2

    This Guy Turned a Sony a7R III Into a Leica Q2

    We’ve seen some unusual camera modding projects before, but this one is next level. Someone over in China took a $2,500 Sony a7R III, took it apart, and, through an insane amount of work, turned it into a $5,000 Leica Q2. The project was shared to…
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 19, 5:30pm -
  • Meet Henry Diltz, The Official Photographer at Woodstock
    Henry Diltz was the official photographer at the legendary Woodstock music festival back in August 1969. Here’s a 6-minute video directed by Scott Hanson for Keeper in which Diltz tells the story of how it all happened (note: there’s a bit of nud…
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 19, 4:13pm -
  • This Photographer’s Passport Photo Shoots Are… Different

    This Photographer’s Passport Photo Shoots Are… Different

    Photographer Max Siedentopf has a new project that examines one of the most boring types of photography: the passport photo. The series shows that even though passport photos need to be boring, the photo shoots themselves don’t. Official passport p…
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 19, 3:30pm -
  • Nitecore Made the World’s First Smart Battery for Sony Cameras

    Nitecore Made the World’s First Smart Battery for Sony Cameras

    The Chinese battery brand Nitecore has announced the world’s first “smart battery” for Sony’s mirrorless cameras. Called the NFZ100, it’s a battery that can be wirelessly managed with an app on your phone. The app is called NNERGY, and it l…
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 19, 2:49pm -
  • How to Shoot a Day-vs-Night Photo in a Single Exposure

    How to Shoot a Day-vs-Night Photo in a Single Exposure

    Here’s a creative technique to add to your bag of tricks. In this 9.5-minute video, we’ll show you from start to finish how we took an ordinary scene and turned it into to go from day to night in one single exposure, in-camera. Full disclosure: W…
    - 3 days ago 15 Aug 19, 6:07pm -
  • In Defense of Zoom Lenses: A Wedding Photographer’s View

    In Defense of Zoom Lenses: A Wedding Photographer’s View

    I’ll begin by saying that I don’t only shoot with zoom lenses. I should also add that what I’m about to say is perhaps most relevant to other wedding photographers, particularly those shooting in a documentary style like myself. If I was a land…
    - 3 days ago 15 Aug 19, 5:21pm -

Fstoppers

  • newHow Good Is Fujifilm's Budget X-A5 Camera?

    How Good Is Fujifilm's Budget X-A5 Camera?

    The Fujifilm X-A5 is remarkably cheap, coming in at just $499 including a widely respected kit lens, making for inexpensive entry into the popular X Series. But can it hold its own against its more powerful siblings and will it stand up to the dema…
    - 13 hours ago 17 Aug 19, 10:00pm -
  • newCritique the Community Published Images that Earned You Money

    Critique the Community Published Images that Earned You Money

    Submit your favorite images that have made you money for your chance to win a free Fstoppers tutorial. When it comes to maintaining a photography business, the images that make you money are the ones that really matter. For the next episode of Crit…
    - 13 hours ago 17 Aug 19, 9:34pm -
  • newDespite Multiple 'Best of Weddings' Awards, Multiple Couples Claim Wedding Photographer Never Delivered

    Despite Multiple 'Best of Weddings' Awards, Multiple Couples Claim Wedding Photographer Never Delivered

    A Florida wedding photographer who won The Knot's Best of Weddings award three years in a row is now the subject of a local television station's investigation after multiple couples have come forward claiming they paid thousands of dollars for foot…
    - 14 hours ago 17 Aug 19, 9:00pm -
  • newFormer CNN Videographer Dies From Cancer Caused by 9/11 Exposure

    Former CNN Videographer Dies From Cancer Caused by 9/11 Exposure

    A former CNN videographer has died after contracting cancer caused by hazardous materials he was exposed to during his efforts to cover the events of September 11th and the weeks that followed.[ Read More ]
    - 15 hours ago 17 Aug 19, 8:00pm -
  • newHow Ana Dias Shot Playmate Miki Hamano for Playboy Magazine [NSFW]

    How Ana Dias Shot Playmate Miki Hamano for Playboy Magazine [NSFW]

    The shoot done by photographer Ana Dias is a Playmate of the Month pictorial for Playboy US (Miss March 2019). The model is named Miki Hamano, and she comes from Japan. The whole photoshoot was done in a modern villa in Malibu, California.[ Read M…
    - 16 hours ago 17 Aug 19, 7:00pm -
  • newGetting Paid Multiple Times: What Motivates You?

    Getting Paid Multiple Times: What Motivates You?

    Recently, a special delivery unexpectedly arrived for me. It was a trophy from the Telly Awards for a Cape Town guide that I filmed for Expedia. Winning awards has never been a motivation for me, but this one felt really good. It made me consider a…
    - 17 hours ago 17 Aug 19, 6:00pm -
  • newWhen Photographers Stop Seeing

    When Photographers Stop Seeing

    On a day-to-day basis, we go through hundreds or even thousands of photographs mainly through social media. Especially for people with many photographer friends, every scroll is a stroll through a usually poorly curated gallery. If you stop and tak…
    - 18 hours ago 17 Aug 19, 5:04pm -
  • newAlways Be Patient With Landscapes: Wait for the Right Moment

    Always Be Patient With Landscapes: Wait for the Right Moment

    Everyone who is photographing landscapes knows how important light is. With the right light situations, a boring landscape can transform into something magical. It is not only choosing the golden hour, but also waiting for the right moment. You nee…
    - 19 hours ago 17 Aug 19, 4:04pm -
  • newThe Terrifying Moment a Shark Breaches an Underwater Photographer's Cage

    The Terrifying Moment a Shark Breaches an Underwater Photographer's Cage

    The camera was rolling when a shark breached a diver's cage on a photography trip, leaving the diver trapped with the massive creature inside the small steel enclosure.[ Read More ]
    - 20 hours ago 17 Aug 19, 3:04pm -
  • newThese Owls Have Had Enough of This Camera

    These Owls Have Had Enough of This Camera

    A common piece of advice given to street photographers is if your subject seems unhappy about the presence of your camera, it's better to simply not take the picture and remove yourself from the situation. It would appear that that advice should ex…
    - 21 hours ago 17 Aug 19, 2:04pm -

PhotoFocus

  • newOn Photography: James Nachtwey, 1941-present
    “I have been a witness and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated.” -James Nachtwey James Nachtwey has been a truck driver and member of the merchant marine. He was hugely infl…
    - 48 mins ago 18 Aug 19, 10:00am -
  • newWeekly Wrap-Up: August 11-17, 2019
    Lots going on during the dog days of summer here at Photofocus. Photoshop becomes more fun with the Logickeyboard in a Levi Sim review. Julie Powell riffs on fractal prism filters for portraits. Mykii Liu praises Lightroom Classic’s GPU upgrade —…
    - 15 hours ago 17 Aug 19, 8:00pm -
  • newHow do you balance vacations and photography?
    It’s time to make your voice heard! Each week, we ask a question of our readers so we know what sort of content to produce more of. Your input helps us make Photofocus better. With summer quickly coming to a close, we want to know how you handle fa…
    - 19 hours ago 17 Aug 19, 4:00pm -
  • Photographing the street in a busy, urban environment
    In this video, Steve Simon takes us to Times Square in New York City, and walks us through best practices when creating street photographs in hectic, urban environments. For more LinkedIn Learning videos about photography, click here. Hey, everybody,…
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 19, 10:00am -
  • Photographer of the Day: Irwin Scott
    Category: Street Art Photographer: Irwin Scott Photo: “Lured by her illusion” Capturing layers in street art is a great way to bring depth of an otherwise two-dimensional object. The artist of this piece used different items in the scene to pain…
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 19, 8:00pm -

DPReview

  • newWalmart mistakenly prices DJI Inspire 2 and Spark drones starting at $17.99
    Daniel John posted this tip in the Chicago Drone Pilots Facebook Group early Friday morning.Early Friday morning, retail behemoth Walmart offered up deals that were so unbelievable, they seemed too good to be true.Eagle-eyed shoppers took…
    - 16 hours ago 17 Aug 19, 6:53pm -
  • DPReview TV: Sony RX100 VII review
    Sony's RX100 VII has landed, but after seven(!) iterations you may be asking, "Is there anything left to add to this camera?" It turns out the answer is a resounding 'yes'. Watch Chris and Jordan's video review to learn what's new and why it matte…
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 19, 7:00am -
  • The FAA is asking for input for its recreational drone test
    Recently, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted recreational drone pilots access to Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC). This removed a huge bottleneck for the pilots as they were extremely restricted on…
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 19, 7:11pm -
  • Arcane Photos is a decentralized, blockchain-based Google Photos alternative
    A new blockchain-based service called Arcane Photos has launched as an alternative to Google Photos and other cloud-based options for uploading and storing images. The new service is a server-free decentralized solution offering users encrypti…
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 19, 5:54pm -
  • Video: How to upcycle old TVs and monitors into a natural-looking light source
    Matt of YouTube channel DIY Perks has shared a video showing how old televisions and computer monitors can be repurposed to create a natural-looking light source that gives off a similar look to window light.The 13-minute video walks through the en…
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 19, 3:34pm -

The Big Picture (Boston Globe)

  • Globe staff photos of the month, July 2019
    Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: public art in Lynn, the Sand Sculpting Festival in Revere, beating the summer heat, a traveling youth circus, July 4 celebrations, a 100 year-old baseball park in Pit…
    - 12 days ago 6 Aug 19, 4:14pm -
  • Photos of the country’s only traveling youth circus
    Talented kids. Professional coaches. Life on the road. Adoring 5-year-olds, sitting around the ring just feet from the stars of Circus Smirkus, where big kids have been the stars of the show of this Vermont-based company for 32 years now. Frederick…
    - 19 days ago 30 Jul 19, 11:09am -
  • Globe staff photos of the month, June 2019
    Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: opening of the Encore casino, greasy pole competition in Gloucester, refugees from Congo in Portland, Me., John Farrell working his lobster boat, debating a abortion…
    - 47 days ago 2 Jul 19, 3:33pm -
  • Recent photos of the ongoing migrant struggle
    The drowning deaths of a migrant father and young daughter at the US southern border showed the tragic peril of those trying to seek asylum. Here is a selection of images from this month focused on the continuing immigration issue.A migrant mother a…
    - 52 days ago 27 Jun 19, 12:30am -
  • Globe staff photos of the month, May 2019
    Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: a rededication of the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial, shutdown of the Pilgrim nuclear plant, the closing of the last synagogue in Revere, graduation season in f…
    - 76 days ago 3 Jun 19, 5:43pm -

The PhoBlographer

  • newPhotography Cheat Sheet: Achieving Beautiful Backlighting
    We are told all the time not to shoot against the light, or else we'd get nothing but silhouettes. But, with some adjustments, you can get flattering results through the backlighting technique. The key here is to put a light source behind your subjec…
    - 48 mins ago 18 Aug 19, 10:00am -
  • newThe First Prime Lenses You Should Buy for Your Camera (Sony Edition)
    If you have never used prime lenses before, and you're wondering what the fuss is about, you owe it to yourself to take a closer look at what they can do. Prime lenses offer superior image quality than their zoom lens cousins. Prime lenses generally…
    - 7 hours ago 18 Aug 19, 4:00am -
  • X-Rite Introduces New i1Photo Pro 3 Plus for RGB Printing Workflows
    If getting the colors perfect on RGB printing is part of your workflow, X-Rite's new spectral color management tool promises to get the job done. The i1Photo Pro 3 Plus is designed to provide professional color management for screens, scanners, and R…
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 19, 10:00am -
  • These 10 Street Photographers Show the Medium Isn’t Dead
    “Street photography is dead,” proclaim the pessimists. We disagree. We believe that the scene is thriving more than ever before. There’s a worldwide community all coming together to try and keep the craft fresh and exciting. Sure, there’s a l…
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 19, 4:00am -
  • Cheap Photo: MeFoto Polarizer $4, Save on Bags, Tripods, Lights, More
    These photography accessories are going to go fast and for a good reason. If you like a good deal, you need to see what we have found for you. A MeFoto 67mm circular polarizer that's regularly $62 has been discounted down to just $4! That's crazy! Th…
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 19, 10:00pm -

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