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external Hiking For Photographers —Luminous Landscape

Adding backcountry chops to your photography skill set can make you a much better wilderness photographer. Here’s how.

 
Jul 24, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

ONA Partners with Charity: Water on a Camera Strap that Looks Good While Doing Good

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ONA products are best known for their fashion-savvy looks and impressive build quality, but their latest product takes it one step further by doing some good while looking good. It’s called the Sahel, and it’s the result of a partnership between ONE and charity: water that will net the charity ‘part’ of the proceeds. Read more…

Pepper Spray Camera Snaps and Sends a Photo of Attacker to Authorities

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What you see above is a strange conglomeration of technologies that surprisingly makes for a pretty useful end product.

Currently in its crowdfunding stage on IndieGoGo, The Defender is a self-defense tool that combines a camera with a bottle of pepper spray. As you probably already figured out, the idea is to capture a photo of the perpetrator while simultaneously defending yourself… but it doesn’t end there. Read more…

external ‘I’m Famous Yall’: Teenager Is Criticized For Smiling Selfie At Auschwitz —Daily Mail

We’ve seen time and time again how selfies have proven to be self-destructive for individuals on the social media platform. Things are no different for teen Breanna Mitchell, who will now live in infamy as “the girl who smiled at Auschwitz”.

 
Jul 23, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Eerie and Fascinating Photos of a Completely Empty New York City Taken in 1964

Empty New York, c. 1964 Vintage gelatin silver print 5 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches (paper)

Empty New York, c. 1964, Vintage gelatin silver print, 5 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches (paper)

In 1964, photographer Duane Michals fortuitously found himself leafing through a photo book that contained the work of French photographer Eugene Atget. Atget’s intimate 19th century photographs of Paris inspired Michals to attempt to capture a similarly intimate portrait of New York City.

Thus was born ‘Empty New York,’ a series of photographs showing the streets of the Big Apple completely devoid of live, exhibited for the very first time as a set at the DC Moore Gallery in New York in April and May of this year. Read more…

Video: Blind Photographer Shows Us What it Really Means to ‘See’

Australian-based photographer Brendon Borellini sees the world differently than most of us. In fact, he doesn’t really see it at all. This is because Borellini was born with congenital deafness and partial blindness, which has since turned into complete blindness.

You’re probably thinking to yourself that these disabilities aren’t exactly conducive to becoming a photographer, but Borellini has overcome them, making the most of every ounce of life doing what he loves. Read more…

external From DSLR to mirrorless… and back again —Nikon Rumors

When I decided to try out a mirrorless camera I broke my two golden rules of selecting a camera. That was a big mistake, and as a result I’m now going back to a DSLR for a while, but oddly the reasons have little to do with mirrorless technology per se.

In fact after two months with a mirrorless camera I’m more than ever convinced that mirrorless is the future, the big issue for me is when that future begins.

 
Jul 23, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Top 10 Rules of Travel Photography

Getting close and intimate with people requires time and understanding. Building relationships is the most important aspect of what we do.  This is an image of a mother being consoled by her family at her daughter's funeral, in Kashmir, India. I spent four years documenting this culture, and because I took time and built relationships, I was invited into people’s lives and was able to reveal the sometimes difficult, yet always intimate moments.

Photography is not about the camera. It’s not even about the beautiful images we create. It is about telling powerful stories. Photography is a tool for creating awareness and understanding across cultures, communities, and countries; a tool to make sense of our commonalities in the world we share. I believe the way to find common ground is by seeing yourself in others. Read more…

A Super Simple DIY Lens Cap Holder that Will Cost You Almost Nothing

Lens caps are the bane of every photographer’s existence. They’re meant to protect our beautiful glass from getting destroyed with scratches or worse yet, cracks. But as helpful as these little things are, they’re also the socks of the photography world, going missing every five seconds.

After losing his more time than he cares to remember, Intractables user thescientistformerlyknownasNaegeli came up with an extremely cheap, but effective DIY lens cap holder.

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external 10 Unusual Jobs a Photographer Could Get —Resource

Photography is not the easiest profession to break into and sometimes oddball jobs are a necessity to get any type of work. So with the inevitability of up and coming photographers taking any type of job, Resource Magazine has put together a list of ten of the most unusual jobs that any photographer could get.

 
Jul 23, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »