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Stunning Video of Paris Captured Through the Viewfinder of an Old Pentax 67

If this video doesn’t make you want to go out and buy a Pentax 67, nothing will. Paris is beautiful enough as-is, but there’s something about exploring it through the viewfinder of a classic medium format camera that will tug at your photographic heartstrings and have you nostalgic for the good ol’ days. Read more…

external Afropunks, Come As You Are —NY Times

To set up his portraits, he matches his method to the mood. While on the streets, he rolls out a white sheet of paper and tapes it to a wall. Inspired by Richard Avedon’s rich contrast fashion portraits, and to “avoid distraction from their faces,” Mr. Knott uses a white background for all of his portraits.

 
Aug 23, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Cheap Shot Challenge: Photos Taken with Expensive Gear Recreated On the Cheap

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Want to make some great photos but don’t have or don’t want to spend a lot of money? A few days ago I posted photo of a Hummingbird on my Facebook page I took with a new Nikon D810 and a 85mm 1.8. I received a comment asking me “how much money do you spend on your equipment to get a shot like this?” Others comment from time to time that they’d love to get into photography but don’t have the money.

So, I thought, how close can I come to some of the shots I get with my Nikon D600 and the D810 with a really cheap used DSLR? The personal challenge began. Read more…

All-New List of Canon 7D Mark II Specs Surface, Given 90% Confidence

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It seems the major rumor sites were duped about the upcoming Canon 7D replacement. According to a new Canon Rumors report published last night, previously reported specs for the Mark II were incorrect. Fortunately, it seems they’ve gotten their hands on some new specs that they’re “90% confident” are accurate this time around. Read more…

external Redefining Smartphone Photography —The New Yorker

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.

 
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SpaceBooth Will Help You Take a Selfie in Space… Sort Of

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A Belgian company called SpaceBooth is planning to launch its own little — and we mean really little – satellite photo both before 2015. Its mission? To give you the chance to have your photo taken with the Earth, Moon or stars as the backdrop… for free. Read more…

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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Photographer Accused of Posting ‘Pornographic’ Photos of His 2-Year-Old, Here’s How He Responded

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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…

external Veteran Photojournalist Talks About Going Into Hotspots —Poynter

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.

 
Aug 22, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

In the UK, ‘Antisocial’ Photography Can Get You Questioned and Potentially Arrested

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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…

Photojournalist’s Helmet Cam Takes You Behind the Scenes in Ferguson as Police Tear Gas Protesters

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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…