PetaPixel

Pentax ‘Anti-Commercial’ Doesn’t Show the Camera Once, Is Incredibly Compelling

If you’re commissioned to make an ad for a major camera company, might we make a small suggestion? Don’t show any cameras. It might seem like a stupid idea on the surface, but when you consider the effectiveness of the Canon ad we shared a couple of weeks ago and this Pentax ad we’re sharing today, you might just agree with us. Read more…

National Geographic Editor Pamela Chen Shares Her Journey Into Photography

In the short video above Senior National Geographic Editor Pamela Chen gives us a quick run-through of what inspired her photo career.

From an adorable image of her holding a camera up to her head the wrong way as a toddler, to the image that made it ‘click’ in her mind that photography was the route she wanted to take in life, she takes us on an inspirational three and a half minute journey.

Note: the short video is sponsored by Microsoft OneDrive, so it does come across as a bit of a commercial, but in no way does that detract from her story. Give it a watch and get some inspiration as you head into the weekend.

(via The Verge)

external 1944 Aerial Photo of Manhattan —Flickr

manhattan

In 1944, LIFE magazine photographer Andreas Feininger shot this mesmerizing aerial photo of Manhattan.

 
Visit this link → · Shared on Apr 17, 2014 · ↬ Via · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Photojojo Gets Into the Rental Market, Will Offer Drones, Old Polaroid Cameras & More

PhotojojoRentals_

Photojojo comes from humble beginnings as a newsletter for the photography community, but it is a humble newsletter no more. Since those days, it has evolved into one of the go-to resources for the latest trendy gear, gadgets and accessories, and today, they announced their expansion into yet another market: rentals. Read more…

Video: Sports Illustrated’s ‘Boston Strong’ Cover Shoot with Greg Heisler

Two days ago was the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, and in true Boston spirit, the city came out in force to show that this tragedy had not stolen, but rather strengthened its spirit.

The slogan Boston Strong has been adopted by the city’s residents, and last Saturday Sports Illustrated and photographer Greg Heisler got together with a crowd of over 3,000 Bostonians to capture this slogan on film for this week’s cover of SI. Read more…

external Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography —NPR

 
Visit this link → · Shared on Apr 17, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Simplify Your iOS Photo Management with Tidy

D3_0004-1024x682

When it comes to iOS as a whole, there’s one aspect the operating system that frustrates me more than any other: photo management.

As I’m sure many can empathize with, my Camera Roll is filled with a collection of images from varying sources, with minimal methods of automated separation. Screenshots, photographs, saved images and anything else all wind up in one place where, for the most part, they’re either stuck on your device and/or uploaded to your Photo Stream.

Thus, when it comes time to offload and archive the images on your device, it’s nothing short or a logistical nightmare. Thankfully, Daniel Nicolae, the developer behind the wonderful note-taking app Meernotes, reached out to us with a new app he’s been working on. It’s called Tidy, and I’ll give you a quick run-through of how it works and my thoughts on it below. Read more…

How I Shot the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Rising Over a Flowery Field

eclipse

Over the past few years, I’ve become overly obsessed with photographing the night sky, so when I saw that we were going to be able to see the lunar eclipse on April 15, I knew I had to shoot it. I had been planning this shot for about two weeks before Tuesday morning.
Read more…

BTS: A Moving Addition to Kirsty Mitchell’s Fairy-Tale Inspired Wonderland Series

Four years after initially covering the incredible journey of photographer Kirsty Mitchell’s Wonderland series, we’re here to present to you with another page of what Mitchell is calling Wonderland’s final chapter, in the form of the behind the scenes of ‘The Stars Of Spring Will Carry You Home.’ Read more…

external Instagram Begins Purging Spam Accounts —Time

Instagram announced yesterday that it is now deleting inactive, old, and spam user accounts on a mass scale for the first time. The number of people following you may change through this purge.

 
Visit this link → · Shared on Apr 17, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »