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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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Before and After Photos Show the Dramatic Transformation of Burlesque Performers

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Sean Scheidt shows off the transformational power of makeup, costumes, props and sass in his recently before-and-after series Burlesque. In it, Scheidt uses simple composition against a black backdrop to show how burlesque performers transition from their day-to-day selves in street clothes to the characters they become on stage.

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external James Blair On Recording History —National Geographic | PROOF

imageedit_4_7411584850Photographer for National Geographic, Jim Blair shares the story behind some of his most iconic photos and his thoughts on the immense responsibility photographers have in recording history.

 
Sep 21, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

4K is for Babies, ARRI Unveils 6.5K Alexa 65 with Sensor Three Times Bigger than Super 35

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Forget 4K, 4K is for babies. How about 6.5K coming out of a sensor that is three times bigger than Super 35 and considered, “the largest high-performance motion picture sensor available on the market”? If you have the need and, more importantly, the capital for it, ARRI has you covered with the new Alexa 65. Read more…