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Google Now Passive-Aggressively Calls Out Flash Websites & Portfolios in Search Results

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Just a few years ago, Flash websites were all the rage. Now, Flash is a dying technology due to its inefficiency across the board. But, despite being less relevant than ever and incompatible amongst a plethora of devices and platforms, some photographers still insist on having a flash website to show off their work.

Thus, in an effort to ensure that the use of outdated technologies is diminished, Google is now passive-aggressively calling out Flash websites before visitors even click on the link.

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external Photog David Fleetham On Capturing Sharks. With A Wide-Angle. —Digital Trends

sharkPhotographer David Fleetham brings us daring closeups of the terrifying sea creatures we know as sharks. He explains how in this interview.

 
Jul 22, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Student and Photo Enthusiast Takes His Own Grad Photo, Blows Away the Standard Grad Shot

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For going on four years now, casual photographer and shop teacher Aaron Cyr‘s mom has been bugging him for a graduation photo. By this year, he was already two degrees in and about to get his third, but he just couldn’t make himself pony up for the standard, banal grad photos he saw his peers getting.

Still, you can only tell your supportive mom ‘no’ so many times, and so this year he delivered… on his own terms. Read more…

Part II: The Inverse Square Law of Light Explained in Simple Terms for Photographers

A few weeks ago we shared with you the first part of a series Karl Taylor created, explaining the inverse square law of light. That is, the intensity of light given off from a source is inversely proportional to the square distance from the source. In the video he shares a number of examples, using a model and his own setup as a demonstration. Now, he’s back with part two.

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external Correct Color Balance In Photoshop —Digital Photographer

A tutorial on balancing color and tone to give your images definition and “wow factor”.

 
Jul 22, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

How 4 Photo Editors Are Using Instagram

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Instagram is a powerful tool that professional photographers must take seriously if they want to be discovered via the platform – because just like every other person with a smart phone, photo editors from major publications are on there too. It’s a way to stay top of mind and connected with the photo-editors you’ve previously worked with, and to share work that can catch their eye and could inspire your next assignment.

We asked 4 photo editors 4 questions regarding the app and how they use it professionally to discover new talent, what they like to see from the photographers they’ve worked with, and what not to post. Read on for tips. Read more…

Lomography’s Cine200 Tungsten Film is Cinema Film Repackaged for 35mm Stills

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Lomography released yet another unique type of film emulsion. Or rather, it’s managed to repackage an existing emulsion, converting it for use in 35mm cameras.

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external An Incredible Photo Of An F1 Race Car Flipped Upside Down —Business Insider

felipe-massaAP photographer Petr David Josek shot this crazy photo of a flipped race car after a collision at the German Grand Prix.

 
Jul 22, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Digital Artist Uses Photoshop to Bring His Childhood Drawings Into the Real World

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Twenty years ago, at the tender age of 4, Netherlands-based artist Telmo Pieper wasn’t quite as skilled at his craft as he is now. And so, in his series Kiddie Arts, he decided to revisit some of his ‘early work’ and bring it up to speed using his prodigious Photoshop skills. Read more…

Are You Up For a Challenge? Try ‘The 6 Minute Dirty Edit’

The video above is called The 6 Minute Dirty Edit Challenge, and it’s an interesting project/dare by photographer Jeff Rojas. The goal is simple: how much retouching can you possibly get done in just six minutes time. Read more…