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Helpful Tutorial Shows You the Best Ways to Reduce Noise in Photoshop

Noise reduction, much like sharpening, is one of those post-processing tools that is often overused or used improperly, yielding terrible results. But as Bryan O’Neill Hughes shows you in the video above, tackling noise in Photoshop can be both easy and effective just as long as you know what you’re doing. Read more…

external How To Succeed As A Video Journalist —Philip Bloom

UK based BBC video journalist Christian Parkinson shares a few tips that have sustained him (and his gear) on his travels through war-torn countries.

 
Aug 01, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Photos of Photos Being Taken: A Fascinating Meta Look at the Photographic Process

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Warren and June Krupsaw, a husband/wife photography duo, have created an interesting series called Photographer/Photographs. A unique take on the BTS-style photographs, Warren captures his photographs of the world around him, while June captures him capturing the photograph. Once both images are captured, they’re paired together, showing both sides of the story, from a first-hand and third-person perspective.

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Try Tossing Your GoPro in the Air to Capture Awesome Group Shots at the Beach

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The photo above was taken by Nathaniel Jude Heres (who goes by the Reddit username cuddymonster) and it might just turn out to be the next fun group photo trend. Rather than taking a standard beach shot or the nearly-impossible-to-get-everyone-in-the-shot group selfie, just toss your GoPro in the air and hope for the best! Read more…

external Photo Rights Are Still Something To Be Contended With —Kaptur

Photo tech startups view the world’s mobile captures as potential untapped inventory rife for exploitation, and in many cases it is, but major publishers are still quite wary of directly sourcing from user generated content-based startups due to the inherent risks.

 
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Snag a Copy of DxO FilmPack 3 Film Emulation Software Completely Free for a Limited Time

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If you missed your chance to snag a free license for DxO FilmPack 3 last September/October when they were handing them out for free, you’re in luck! The company is at it again, and this time you have until August 15th to grab a quality piece of film emulation software for the price of ‘on the house.’ Read more…

Photographer Puts His Beautiful Underwater Photography to Use Saving the Oceans

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The oceans are in trouble, and while marine biologists and conservationists and (God help us) politicians are the main advocates for the health of our planet, photographers can also play a role.

One photographer doing his part to help ensure future generations enjoy pristine oceans is Richard Salas, a talented underwater photographer with a decade of underwater photo experience who is currently crowdfunding the last of a trilogy of underwater photobooks that are helping both fund and inspire change. Read more…

external We Are All Glassholes Now —The Verge

Some would say that we’ve crossed the threshold of photos being too abundant,” says Jurgenson, who’s now a researcher at Snapchat. “[Years ago] if you saw someone taking a photo you’d stop and say ‘That must be important.’ Now, you convey respect and importance by not taking a photo.

 
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Would You Pay $35,000 to Buy the Only Print of This Gorgeous Cape Town Photograph?

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The general consensus is that photography as a business is competing in a ‘race to the bottom.’ Photographs are regularly devalued by people who steal them, agencies that sell them for a pittance, and photographers who are willing to work for free.

Given this rapidly worsening status-quo, wedding and commercial photographer Greg Lumley’s latest venture is either incredibly ballsy, or incredibly naïve: he’s trying to sell a single print of his viral aerial photograph of Cape Town for $35,000… no we didn’t add a zero by mistake. Read more…

Exciting Experimental Display Technology Could Let You Ditch Your Glasses and Contacts

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A team from Berkeley, in collaboration with MIT and Microsoft, have developed a super exciting display technology that should have glasses and contact-wearing photographers jumping for joy. Due to be showed off at SIGGRAPH this coming week, the prototype they’ve developed automatically adjusts to suit your less-than-perfect eyesight so you can ditch your contacts and/or glasses when you’re using it. Read more…