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Creative Perspective Turns the Side of a Building Into a Stage for Dancers

If an art director approached you and said, “we want to capture two people dancing on the side of city hall,” you might think he was crazy. Then again, you might just give it a shot and wind up with something wonderful. Read more…

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Private equity firm Silver Lake is in advanced talks to acquire online photo-sharing service Shutterfly Inc for at least $2 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

 
Sep 22, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

My First Cover: Photographing Andrew McCutchen for Sports Illustrated

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Being a freelance photographer has its ups and downs, its pros and cons. We all know this going into it. One of the most exciting parts, for me, is that anything could happen, at any time. Most jobs we get come out of nowhere. And this is a perfect example. Read more…

Adobe Acquires Aviary, Will Push Mobile Photo Editing to New Heights

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Huge acquisition news just broke in the world of photography: the photo editing company/suite Aviary has been acquired by the imaging and design giant Adobe for an undisclosed amount. Together, they hope to make the world of mobile editing a more connected and capable place for creative professionals.
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Iconic Portrait Photos Throughout History Recreated with John Malkovich as the Subject

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Upon first glance, the photo above looks like Dorothea Lange’s iconic Migrant Mother photo captured in 1936. Then you realize that the woman in the frame is definitely not Florence Owens Thompson, the woman in the original image. Looking a more closely, you start to notice an uncanny resemblance to actor John Malkovich.

Turns out that is John Malkovich you see. American photographer Sandro Miller collaborated with the actor to recreate some of the most famous portraits captured throughout history. The project is titled, “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters.”
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external Granny Terrorist? Photography Causes Stir —CBC News

71-year-old B.C. grandmother Lesslie Askin has stirred up national security investigation and deemed a potential terrorist after snapping a few photos, legally, of Kinder Morgan’s aging storage tanks for crude and oil near Vancouver. Her photographs were intended for a presentation for the company’s hearing with the National Energy Board to expand their pipelines.

 
Sep 22, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Zone Focusing: How to Use Those Markings On Your Lens You Might Have Never Used Before

You’ll seen all those markings on lenses, but do you know what all of them are there for? Some of you might, but for those who don’t or are looking for a refresher, YouTube user Tim Heubeck has put together a quick little how-to that introduces you to the numbers on the front of the lens that are used for zone focusing — a method of focusing that’s particularly useful in street photography. Read more…

Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit Served as a Reflector for Bounce Lighting Moon Photos

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Conspiracy theorists often point to moon landing photos as evidence that the whole thing was faked by the US government. One of the arguments is that since there’s only one main light source in the photos — the sun — the shadows should have been much darker and less detailed.

That argument has now been debunked thanks to one newly uncovered fact: Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit actually served as a great reflector, bouncing light into the shadows and illuminating many scenes.
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external iOS 8 Manual Camera Controls: Don’t Bother — Yet —Tom's Guide

After years of working only in “idiot mode,” the iPhone camera has finally gained full manual-control options, courtesy of the new iOS operating system. This applies not only to the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus but for older iPhones, too.

As Glinda the Good Witch told Dorothy, “You’ve always had the power, my dear. You’ve had it all along.” The camera just needed for iOS to enable it. But controlling the camera manually isn’t as easy as clicking your heels. It’s more like trying to hold steady in a tornado.

 
Sep 22, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

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…