Usually, you have to get really lucky to have a celebrity photobomb a portrait of yours. It’s a rare occurrence and, when it does happen, it typically means you have something of a viral sensation on your hands.
Well, a bunch of tourists spending time on the observation deck of the Rockefeller Center yesterday got very lucky. As part of a new bit that we seriously hope becomes a regular on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon and guest Jon Hamm went on a photobombing spree on the “Top Of the Rock Deck” that resulted in the hilarious video above.
Led by Captain Robert Scott, a team of scientists and their journey photographer, Herbert Ponting, made a polar expedition to Antarctica in 1911. Currently, The Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge (a sub-division of Cambridge) holds all of Ponting’s resulting negatives from this journey, as well as a collection of photographic work from the other scientists along for the exploration.
There is still, however, a piece (or pieces, rather) of the collection missing. That piece includes 113 ‘lost’ images taken by expedition leader Captain Scott, with a little bit of camera help from Ponting. Read more…
Two years ago I wrote a blog post on the struggles of photographers exercising their First Amendment rights to photograph in public places, especially in a post 9/11 era. Since then little has changed.
A recent event brought this close to home when Baltimore Sun photo editor Chris Assaf was confronted by a Baltimore City police officer at the scene of a police-involved shooting…
He had been taking pictures from outside the police lines, but an officer told him he had to move back further. Assaf protested, stating he was within his First Amendment rights to be where he was standing. Another officer then forced him to move. The Sun is posting all of Assaf’s images from the shooting scene as well as photos taken by Sun photographer Lloyd Fox, who witnessed and documented the incident.
Morkel Erasmus is an award-winning wildlife photographer based out of South Africa. He has an abiding passion for his country and its animals, which comes out in his beautiful photography that is perhaps best described as ‘intimate.’ You can find more of his work on his website, blog and 500px, or by following him on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
We recently sat down with Erasmus (digitally of course) to talk about his work and see if he had any words of wisdom to share with the wildlife photography fans who read PetaPixel. Read more…
The term “Photoshopping” (the verb) has become synonymous with the act of digitally retouching or manipulating a photograph. It’s often used unfavorably, for example, while browsing Facebook: “Oh, that pic was definitely Photoshopped. She’s not that tan in real life.”
But according to Adobe representatives, the company is not concerned about how Photoshop is being used.