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Powerful Portraits Capture ‘The Last Generation’ of The African Custom of Scarification

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Abidjan-based photographer Joana Choumali recently captured and put together an incredibly powerful portrait series titled Hââbré, The Last Generation. The hard-hitting collection of images shows some of the final faces of scarification, the ancient practice of cutting the flesh to form permanent markings. Read more…

Canon Working On New Compact with Large Image Sensor and High-Magnification Lens

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It took a minute, but it seems Canon has finally started to take Sony and Panasonic’s compact camera game seriously. The G7 X — basically a cheaper Sony RX100 Mark III with better zoom but no EVF — proved this already, and more evidence is piling up thanks to a Canon Hong Kong press release that hints at a potential RX10 competitor. Read more…

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Apple iCloud users can now turn on an extra level of security by activating the new two-factor authentication. With software like Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker, thought to be the culprit of recent celebrity photo leaks, Apple has stepped up its security measures to protect your content.

 
Sep 22, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Hardcore 7-Year-Old Photographer Stands in a Muddy Torrent to Get the Shot, Doesn’t Even Flinch

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One of the defining characteristics of a great photographer is the willingness to do whatever it takes to get the shot… and little Bryce Smaic‘s got it! Not to throw down the gauntlet to any of the older photographers or anything, but we’re pretty sure you just got one-upped by a 7-year-old. Read more…

Photographers Giving Back: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

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It’s not uncommon for photographers to want to use their chosen profession as a vehicle to do good. There are a number of photography based charities out there and all in all, they’re in it for the right reasons.

Speaking of the right reasons, if you’re a parent, you will really appreciate Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS). It’s an organization that provides the free gift of professional portraiture to parents who are dealing with the loss of a baby. Read more…

external Keeping True To An Iranian Vision, Minus Big Money —NYTimes | LENS

Born and raised in Tehran, photographer Newsha Tavakolian devotes her life to capturing life in contemporary Iranian life in raw honesty. Although she was recently awarded the prestigious Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award in July, Tavakolian has since returned the prize due to editorial restrictions to her coverage in Iran.

 
Sep 22, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Texas ‘Anti-Upskirting Law’ Struck Down in Court Thanks to Vague Wording

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If you’ve been following photography news — and given you’re reading this we’d say there’s a good chance that’s the case — you’ve probably heard something along the lines of “Texas just legalized upskirting photography!” And while that’s not entirely untrue, the facts are a bit less sensational. Read more…

8 Issues Street Photographers Run Into and How to Deal with Them

From nerves, to an obsession with a ‘decisive moment’ that may never come, to confrontations with people who don’t want you taking their picture, street photographers run into issues that are uniquely their own.

In the video above, the guys over at DigitalRev TV run through what they consider to be 8 of the most common problems new street photographers are likely to run into, and how to deal with each of them.

external 50 Years Of Wildlife Photographer Of The Year – In Pictures —The Guardian

imageedit_2_6123984001Natural History Museum has just released a new book commemorating 50 years of the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition. The competition showcases some of the most iconic images of wildlife on our planet.

 
Sep 22, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

To the Ends of the Earth: Canon Knocks It Out of the Park with Inspirational New Ad

Canon Australia has released a new commercial, titled To the Ends of the Earth, and it’s just plain awesome. In it, Canon Master Krystle Wright is shown doing what she does best: pursuing adventure one step at a time, almost always with a camera in hand.

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