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How to Photograph People When You Travel

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People often tell me that they find it difficult to take good portrait photos when they travel. Approaching strangers and asking to photograph them, usually with a language barrier, can be a daunting prospect. And how do you take a portrait that is creative and meaningful rather than just a simple snapshot of the person? I have developed approaches and techniques over the years to help become confident as a travel portrait photographer. Read more…

external Drones Will Transform Sports Photography — Once the FAA Gets Out of the Way —Wired

For more than 50 years, the dramatic shot from a blimp floating high overhead has sent a clear message to TV viewers: You are watching a big-time event. Now, a new generation of photographers with drones is ready to bring that same technology to all levels of sports while giving audiences a perspective they’ve never seen before.

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But there’s a problem. Fly a drone over a sporting event and you may be running afoul of Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

 
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Wedding Photographer Uses Herd of Grazing Deer as Magical Portrait Backdrop

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Photographer Ian Christmann was shooting a wedding this past weekend when an unusual photo opportunity arose. He managed to capture a magical portrait of the newlyweds standing in front of a herd of deer.
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external Microsoft Doubles Your Free OneDrive Storage If You Auto-upload Pics —Engadget

From now until the end of the month, Microsoft is tacking on an additional 15GB worth of free OneDrive space to their already free 15GB to users who enable camera roll auto-uploading on their device – phone or computer. No catch, just a good-will response to photo uploading distresses with the new iOS 8 upgrade.

 
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This is What Yesterday’s Equinox Looked Like from Space

Over the past 24 hours, the Earth has been experiencing its autumnal equinox. That is, the length of day and night across the globe was the same due to the sun hitting the earth at just the right angle to align its shade perfectly with the Earth’s spin axis.

And thanks to the photographic work of Russian satellite Elektro-L, we get an awesome (albeit quick) view of this bi-annual occurrence from a pretty spectacular vantage point: space.

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A Conversation with Fine Art Photographer Ken Rosenthal

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Ken Rosenthal received his MFA in photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1993. His artwork is represented by Klompching Gallery, New York;  Etherton Gallery, Tucson; Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe; Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco. Rosenthal’s photographs are in many public and private collections internationally including The George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Art Institute of Chicago; National Portrait Gallery, London; Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Wittliff Collections’ Southwest and Mexican Photography Collection, San Marcos, Texas, which recently established a major collection of his work.

Since 2002 his work has been featured in more than 150 solo and group exhibitions internationally. The first publication of Rosenthal’s work, Ken Rosenthal Photographs 2001-2009, was released in 2011, and was included on photo-eye’s Best Books of 2011 list. Read more…

external Camera Takes Smaller Fraction Of iPhone 6 Cost —Teardown

With a bit of reverse engineering, Teardown.com breaks down the cost of each component of the new iPhone 6. Despite the higher smartphone cost of production, the lauded camera component takes a smaller fraction compared to its predecessors.

 
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This Digital Conversion Kit Will Let You Pack a Sony A7 Full-Frame Sensor Inside a Leica M3

Ollie Baker, the 18-year-old tinkerer who made headlines when he turned an old Konica rangefinder into a digital camera using a Sony NEX-5 sensor, is back at it with a Kickstarter project that’s even more exciting: he wants to turn your Leica M3 into a digital camera by packing the full-frame sensor from the Sony a7 inside! Read more…

Guy ‘Fixes’ the iPhone 6′s Protruding Camera with a Grinding Machine

Editor’s Note: Viewer discretion is advised. Apple lovers and Jony Ive might be disturbed by the content that follows. Also: RIP iPhone 6 Camera


Hate the iPhone 6′s protruding camera? Feel like it totally takes away from the entire design? Can’t stand that the phone can’t lay flat on its back? The folks at PeripateticPandas agree with you, and they have an… um… industrial fix for you. Read more…

Beautiful Short Film Shows Off the Impressive Video Capabilities of the iPhone 6 Plus

Ben Canales, an Oregon-based photographer and filmmaker, wasted no time putting his new iPhone 6 Plus to the test once he had it in hand.

As soon as he got it, Canales packed his bags and took to the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains to piece together a short film that shows you just how capable the iPhone 6 (Plus) and iOS 8 are when it comes to mobile photography and cinematography. Read more…