Despite Jacobson’s enthusiasm for smartphone photography, he believes that turning these images into physical prints and displaying them in a gallery context was an important step. “It not only verifies smartphone photography but also allows viewers to consider their relationship with the images,” he said.
Redefining Smartphone Photography —The New Yorker
Wyatt Neumann is a photographer and father who last year took his two-year-old daughter Stella on a road trip across the country, documenting their travels as they went. Along the way he captured beautiful landscapes, pictures of the open road, as well as a handful of adorable images of Stella wearing what two-year-olds very often wear: a fairy dress or nothing at all.
Normally, when put in a family photo album or a personal collection to show off to friends, this sort of subject matter isn’t an issue. But, as Neumann found out the hard way, these nude but non-explicit images engendered an entirely different reaction when he posted them online. Read more…
Photojournalist Ron Haviv, who has been taken hostage 3 times in his career, talks of the importance of shedding light on the human experience within conflict areas; but now more than ever, secondary to the training and safety awareness necessary in being successful in carrying out that mission.
It’s a tale as old as time: 81-year-old photographer in East Sussex takes pictures of bachelorette parties, bachelorette parties don’t seem to mind but strangers call the cops on him, cops say he’s being ‘antisocial’ and ask for his name, he refuses, they threaten to arrest him.
Okay… maybe not as old as time, or even normal, but that’s what happened to one photographer in the UK and it seems the cops may have actually had the right to arrest the man in this particular scenario. Read more…
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If you’ve been wondering what it’s like to be there, taking pictures in Ferguson, MO as protesters and police continue to clash, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is happy to oblige.
On Monday night, they ‘embedded’ photographer David Carson (yes, the same photojournalist who was attacked by protesters) with the police tactical team in Ferguson, GoPro mounted and recording on his helmet. Read more…
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.
Everyone knows that the iPhone 5S has a great camera. I say it myself all the time, even as someone who’s spent too many thousands on cameras and lenses over the years. What does that really mean, though? It’s true that the iPhone 5S does take better pictures than just about any other smartphone. But how close am I to throwing away my dedicated photography setup? I decided to put the 5S against a “real” camera — taking near-identical snapshots across a day and night in Harajuku, Tokyo — to see how things shake out in practice.
Watches, glasses and combs… these are the kinds of everyday objects that photographer Ziyah Gafić has spent a great deal of time photographing over the past few years. They’re objects that are seemingly mundane and unimportant, but in fact tell a tragic story that Gafić’s work seeks to reveal and preserve. Read more…
Vine is rolling out some new features available for iOS today and Android shortly after. Sharing with an audience of over 100 million per month, users will now be able to upload videos directly into the app, activate focus-lock feature on the front facing camera as well as a variety of editing features.