“Fashion photographers are the new painters,” Peter Lindbergh said as he prepared the show of his dramatic black-and-white images that opened last week at the Gagosian Gallery in Paris. Who would have guessed in the heady 1980s — when Mr. Lindbergh’s new, natural images of Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford and others created the supermodel — that the art world would lose its disdain for fashion photography’s commercialism?
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Photokina: Sony Unveils Plan To Take On Canon And Nikon —Amateur Photographer
Sony has outlined plans to shake off what it claims is a general perception that compact system cameras are ‘inferior’ to DSLRs. And the firm has pledged to continue developing new technology and lenses in a bid to tempt photographers away from their established Canon and Nikon systems.
These days, it seems that if you want to get a nice sharp lens, you have to spend $1000 on a piece of L glass. Aside from the nifty fifty’s of the world, there are very few lenses that deliver quality results at a low price. But if you look harder, there are actually a few old lenses that still offer amazing quality for extremely low price. How is that possible? Well, it is. Keep reading to learn how.
Two months ago we shared with you the interesting experiment by journalist Esther Honing that involved taking one photograph and having people from 27 countries Photoshop it to end up with what they considered to be their countries definition of beautiful.
Benjamin Lowy On His New Work, The Problem With Modern Photography And The Darkroom In Your Pocket —Jaap Arriens
“With photography, you can take something really horrible and turn it into a beautiful picture”. [...]With this possibility and this power to create something beautiful from something superficial comes a great deal of responsibility. He says we have to understand and embrace this responsibility that comes with being able to create images from something real.
SMWH.RE is an Instagram-based web app designed for those experiencing a slight bout of wanderlust. The well-designed app is simple: it brings the gorgeous landscape photography you see online into the realm of possible vacation destinations by displaying photos alongside their accompanying geographical location and a short description. Read more…
Photokina isn’t just a place for major camera brands with big lens and body announcements, a lot of smaller companies use the trade show to gain some traction for their sometimes-weird, sometimes-ingenious camera accessories as well.