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New App and Plugin Tonality Brings Black & White Darkroom Magic to OSX

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From the creators of photo-editing apps, Intensify, Focus and FX Photo Studio comes a new black and white image editor for Mac called Tonality. Both a standalone app and plugin for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture, Tonality is versatile in its implementation into your workflow.

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external Art Producers Speak: Victoria Will —A Photo Editor

I find inspiration in the usual suspects — photo books, music and movies, but also in the strangest places. Its not always visual, sometimes its a sound, or a feeling, or an experience that I want to recreate in a visual way. For example, the first time you get to jump in a pool at the beginning of the summer — thats the way I want a photograph to feel. I think it should have an emotion attached to it.

 
Aug 01, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Walter Leica Contrast Lens, an Eyepiece Add-On for Your M-Series Camera

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Walter Leica, a small company known for their specialized lineup for Leica’s M-series cameras, has released an interesting little piece of gear. It’s called the Walter Contrast Lens and it’s a little, gold-toned eyepiece designed to improve focusing capabilities.

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Lens Between Us: Couple Documents Their Travels with Simultaneous Portraits of Each Other

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Globe-trotting photographer couple Peter Sedlacik and Zuzu Galova have found a fun way to document their travels around the world. Wherever they are, they face each other, frame up a great composition, and take a picture of each other… taking a picture of each other.

Thus was born the photo series/project Lens Between Us, which is quickly scooping up followers on Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram alike. Read more…

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Ever wonder how a National Geographic magazine story starts? It’s fairly simple. The director of photography walks into your office and tells you the editor of the magazine wants to do a wolf story in Denali National park. “Would you like to do the story?” she asks. “Sure!” I say, at the same time thinking to myself, “Denali is in Alaska…right?”

 
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Video: Why Some Photographers ‘Can’t Stop Shooting Film’

In terms of marketshare, it’s rather obvious digital photography has the upper hand. Whether it’s convenience or other reasons, digital seems to make sense for many for its flexibility across the board. But, despite vast advantages of a digital workflow, there are those still dedicated to analogue photography.

In an attempt to understand why it is some photographers are dedicated to film, wedding photographer and filmmaker Amrit Vatsa took a look into the art form that is analogue photography.

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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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‘Urban Isolation’ Follows a Skateboarder Through a Cityscape Void of Human Existence

The Berrics, in collaboration with Red.com has released the final installment of their REDirect series, an 11-piece video collection created to celebrate the niche of skateboard filmmaking. The final piece, shown above, is aptly titled Urban Isolation.

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external Post-apocalyptic photography with ‘The Last of Us’ on PS4 —The Verge

If all Naughty Dog did in bringing The Last of Us Remastered to the PlayStation 4 was upgrade the post-apocalyptic PS3 hit’s graphics and boost the frame rate, a lot of people would have been satisfied enough. But there’s another way that the game looks better than ever: its photo mode, which lets you freeze the action at any time to compose and share beautiful still pictures. The mode is the work of Jason Gregory and Artem Kovalovs, who were tasked by the studio’s co-presidents with building upon the photo tools found in fellow Sony PS4 title Infamous: Second Son.

 
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Creative Couple Pose as Indy and Professor Jones for Viral 21st Anniversary Pic

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If you’re gonna do an anniversary picture, THIS is the way to do it. After hundreds of Redditors last year pointed out his resemblance to Sean Connery — thanks in large part to his penchant for fedoras and his grizzled look — ‘Hillbilly at Large’ and photographer Ken Thomas and his wife decided to capitalize on the look with a fun 21st anniversary photo.

Dressed up as Indy and Professor Jones, the two hopped in Thomas’s Ural motorcycle and sidecar and snapped what has to be one of the most creative anniversary pics we’ve ever seen — a photo that has since taken off like crazy on both Facebook and Reddit. Read more…

Soldier’s Geotagged Instagram Selfies Land Russia and Putin in Hot Water

While Russia continues to claim it has no involvement in the civil conflict in Ukraine, the selfie-strewn Instagram profile of Russian soldier Sanya Sotkin may tell a slightly different story. A story which is landing Russian President, Vladimir Putin in even more hot water than he’s already in.

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