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Photographer Juxtaposes Old Photos of Her Late Mother with Related Objects in Moving Tribute

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When photographer Jennifer Loeber lost her mother suddenly this past February, Loeber found herself clinging to even the most mundane and seemingly innocuous of the possessions her mother had left behind. But, as is so often the case, these objects became a stumbling block, a barrier to moving on, rather than the source of comfort she had hoped they would be.

And so, in her poignant, powerful series Left Behind, she symbolically ‘let go’ of the hold these items had on her grief by sharing photos of them on Instagram alongside related archival photographs of her mother.
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external Brands Will Define Pro Photography For The Next Decade —Melcher System

As generations shift, the millenniums, who consume ( and produce) more social media pictures than editorial ones, will expect no less than brands using the same visual language they do. And brands will turn to pros and non- pros photographers to execute. And because they will never run out of money, brands will get to define what photography is, how it is consumed and who gets to make a living from it. In fact, they are already.

 
Aug 22, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Sony’s New KW1 is Part Perfume Bottle, Part Selfie Camera, and All Facepalm

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It doesn’t get much more niche (or weird) than this… after releasing a teaser and leaking some images of a very nearly unbelievable perfume bottle-shaped selfie cam, Sony has made the new KW1 compact official. Read more…

US Copyright Office: We Can’t Register a Monkey Selfie… Or One Taken by a God

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In its updated 1,222-page “Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition” released yesterday, the US Copyright Office took the side of Wikimedia in their argument with nature photographer David Slater when the office wrote that they cannot register works by monkeys. Read more…

external Photographing Both Sides In Ukraine —NYTimes

Photographer Mauricio Lima, on assignment for The New York Times in eastern Ukraine, speaks candidly of his experience shooting amid heavy shelling in the tragic landscape of a country caught in war.

 
Aug 22, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Flour, Fire and Feathers: An ‘Epic Shootout’ Between Rebecca Litchfield and Ben Von Wong

What do you do when you’re in Israel with Benjamin Von Wong, Rebecca Litchfield, Simon Pollock, Mike Kelly and Adam Lerner and Jared Polin, and you have some free time on your hands. Why, you think up and plan a crazy photography challenge of course!

At least that’s the route DIY Photography chose when they came up with the idea to match the photography skills of Ben Von Wong and Rebecca Litchfield against each other in a photo battle royale of sorts that involved a trifecta of photogenic F-words: Flour, Fire and Feathers. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Pics.io Goes Live! Brings Browser-Based, Google Drive-Powered RAW Editing and Photo Organization to All

It was just over a year ago that we told you about Pics.io, a platform that promised to bring the RAW editing and photo organization capabilities of programs like Lightroom to your browser.

Well, after a year spent mostly under wraps and unusable, Pics.io is officially in public beta and ready for the world take it for a spin. Read more…

external Design & Technology: The Men Behind The EOS-1 Series SLRs —Canon Europe

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Canon EOS-1, Canon Europe had the opportunity to interview the men behind the design and technology of the EOS-1 series. In these exclusive interviews, Tsunemasa Ohara and Yoshiaki Sugiyama of Canon Inc. Tokyo share secrets behind the development of the EOS-1 series that first debuted in 1989.

 
Aug 21, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Creative Retouching Turns Classic Glass Plate Portraits Into Modern Day Fine Art

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If you follow PetaPixel, you’re already familiar with the haunting portrait archive of Costica Acsinte. For decades after the end of World War I, Acsinte was possibly the only professional photographer in all of Romania, and the over 5,000 glass plate negatives he left behind are now being painstakingly digitized so that they don’t succumb to the ravages of time.

And as these photographic treasures are digitized, one photographer is plying her retouching skill to turn the black-and-white, somber images into fantasy fine art portraits. Read more…

Ferguson Cop Pulls Gun On Photographer Who Was Asking Directions to the Media Area


By now we all know that the stories of media/police confrontation from Ferguson, MO have two sides. On the one hand, seemingly unnecessary arrests of major photojournalists had even the President of the United States condemning that officers’ actions. On the other, a photojournalist on the ground explained why he was embarrassed by the way the media is acting in the area.

And yet, it’s hard to imagine there being a good reason why, on a relatively peaceful protest day, a police officer answered a journalist’s seemingly innocent question by pulling and pointing a gun at him. Read more…