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Stop Hiding: Show YOU and You Won’t be ‘Just Another Photographer with Pretty Images’

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In the world of photography, we typically hide behind our cameras and our images. Many of us are shy and would prefer to stay behind the camera, not in front of it. And then that starts to extend into our online brand as well.

I can relate. I’ve done this for a long time. But I recently had a meeting that changed everything. Read more…

external Meditation On President Obama’s Portrait —NY Times

“The portrait conveys a degree of complexity, a sense of engagement, comfort, and a hint of weariness,” Mr. Bey observes in retrospect. “It breathes with the sense of a real person being described. That’s always what I hope to come away with: not merely the visualization of Barack Obama, but a momentary sense that a full and dimensional person is being described and looking back at you.”

 
Jul 26, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Ghostly Images of WiFi Signals Captured Using Long Exposure Photography and an Android App

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So much of the world today is invisible to cameras. Technology operates in a light-less world of zeroes and ones, electromagnetic waves that fly over our heads in ever-increasing abundance.

For his fascinating project Digital Ethereal, designer Luis Hernan set out to capture one of these invisible signals, WiFi, using a creative combination of long exposure photography and an Android app. Read more…

iPhone Case Looks to Keep Away Prying Eyes, Eases Privacy Concerns

This is the iPatch, a cheekily-named iPhone case hoping to add an added layer of privacy to your mobile device(s). Currently seeking crowdfunding on HeadFunder, iPatch as an iPhone case with a built-in slider for the front and back cameras that allows you to manually cover them when not in use.

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external The Rise of Mextures: One Of World’s Hottest Photo Apps —Cult of Mac

Despite the dozens of other camera apps already established, Davis saw the need for an app that would let iPhone users non-destructively edit photos, so that if you’re, say, eight steps into your editing workflow and want to tweak an early edit, you can toss it out without ruining all the other stuff you did.

 
Jul 26, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Things I Learned After My Photo Hit #1 on Reddit, and Why I Probably Shouldn’t Have Posted It

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Last night, I posted a photo I took (shown above) in 2012 to Reddit’s /r/pics subreddit.

After I posted it, the upvotes slowly began to trickle in. Within the hour it had amassed around 4000 upvotes, peaking at around 6500 and holding the top spot for a long while. Recognition! Sweet, sweet recognition! It felt great.
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Scott Kelby Shares ‘Probably His Most Embarrassing Photography Story Ever’

What’s the worst photographic mistake you’ve ever made? Whatever it was, the scope of the error — at least geographically speaking — was probably much smaller than what Scott Kelby recently did. In the short video clip above, Kelby shares what he calls “probably [his] most embarrassing photography story ever.”
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external A Primer on Reducing Noise In Photoshop

 
Jul 25, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

This Interactive Map Shows Where You Can’t Fly Drones for Aerial Photography

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Just got your hands on a drone and can’t wait to use it to shoot aerial photographs? First, make sure you only use it where it can legally fly. If you’re not sure where to look for this info, there’s a new website designed just for you.

It’s called Don’t Fly Drones Here (DFDH), and is an interactive map that shows off limit areas of the US by shading them in with red.
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Pinolga: A Pinhole Medium-Format Holga Look-Alike Made Out of Cardboard

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Raymundo Panduro of Pixel Análogo recently created the camera above, which he calls the “Pinolga“. It’s a realistic pinhole Holga medium format camera made out of cardboard that can take pretty impressive photographs.
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