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Peter Hurley Shows How He Helps Portrait Subjects Relax in Front of His Camera

PopPhoto recently paid a visit to the New York portrait studio of photographer Peter Hurley, who shared some advice on how to shoot better portraits of people by making them feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera. “Headshots are 10 percent photography and 90 percent communication,” Hurley says.

(via PopPhoto via SLR Lounge]

Photo Scanning Businessman Being Sued for $90M After Making $120K Per Week

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John Rogers was once one of the high flying entrepreneurs in the photo world. After coming up with the brilliant idea of scanning old photos for newspapers and splitting the rights to the digital images, Rogers was on his way to amassing one of the largest photo libraries in the world and was earning a whopping $120,000 per week selling his images on eBay.

Now his empire has come crashing down. Rogers is reportedly being sued for more than $90 million and has lost his business entirely.
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Coming Soon: 52-Megapixel Cameras in Smartphones

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There’s a stealthy startup in Silicon Valley that’s working to revolutionize photography. It’s called Light, and one of its goals is putting 52-megapixel cameras in smartphones by next year.
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WikiLeaks’ Sony Docs: A7r II, A6000 II, and RX Cameras Coming. A-Mount Left to Die?

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WikiLeaks has just published a massive collection of emails and documents that were leaked through the 2014 Sony hack. Among the documents was a product and service launch calendar that mentions new cameras Sony is (or was) planning to launch in the first part of this year.

If the calendar is still accurate, then Sony will soon be announcing new cameras in the A7r, A6000, and RX lines.
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EllaSnap Helps You Measure and Design Your Walls for Photo Collages

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EllaSnap is a photo canvas and book making service that offers an interesting app for helping you design a photo arrangement for your walls. Instead of spending time and energy measuring your walls yourself, the app lets you easily see what your design would look like on your wall using augmented reality.
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Man Has DSLR Stolen by Flight Attendant, Then Finds it on eBay and Gets It Back

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A former Ryanair flight attendant has pleaded guilty to stealing items that passengers left behind on airplanes. He was busted after a man accidentally left his DSLR behind and then later found the same camera for sale on eBay.
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external Sally Mann’s Exposure —NYTimes Magazine

19mag-19mann.t_CA4-master1050The talented and controversial photographer Sally Mann has written a long essay for the New York Times Magazine about how she, her subjects, and her viewers think about and react to her work. “What an artist captures, what a mother knows and what the public sees can be dangerously different things,” she says. (Note: there’s nudity in the article.)

 
Apr 17, 2015 · Permalink · Comment

The Top 10 Cameras Behind Photos Submitted to Shutterstock in 2014

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What are the most common cameras used by stock photographers? While we don’t have the data across all stock services, Shutterstock has provided us with some numbers that may be somewhat representative for the industry.
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EyeEm Raises $18M More to Turn Photo Sharers Into Photo Sellers

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Photo sharing service EyeEm has raised an additional $18 million in funding after taking $6 million from investors back in 2013. The new war chest will be used to further the company’s mission of becoming the top network for photographers looking to make some money with their photos.
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Brad Paisley Grabs Fan’s Camera and Uses it to Play a Slide Guitar Solo

Country music star Brad Paisley pulled an unusual camera stunt at a live show last year. While playing a guitar solo, Paisley grabbed the GoPro of a fan in the front row, held it against his guitar, and played a slide guitar solo with the camera as the slide.
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