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Morning Views from the Tent: A POV Landscape Photo Series That’ll Exacerbate Your Wanderlust

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Photographer Oleg Grigoryev, like many of us, is a man who enjoys traveling, hiking and camping. Unlike many of us, his latest endeavors have taken him through the Fann Mountains of Tajikistan, where he captured a simple yet beautiful series of wanderlust-inducing images aptly titled Morning Views From the Tent. Read more…

Yale Project Makes 170,000 Depression-Era Photos Searchable with Interactive Database

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Dorothea Lange’s iconic Migrant Mother, pictured above, is just one of the roughly 170,000 photographs taken between 1935 and 1945 for a project commissioned by the United State’s Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI).

All of those photos are currently being stored in the Library of Congress, but a dedicated team from Yale University is looking to revitalize this invaluable collection of photographs by organizing them, pairing them up, and explaining how these images and photographers came together to create the most comprehensive looks at America following the Great Depression and into the early years of WWII. Read more…

external Fifty Years Of Famous Faces: David Farrell Shoots The Stars – In Pictures —The Guardian

imageedit_2_3520024053Before his death last year at the age of 93, British photographer David Farrell had spent much of his career photographing our generation’s most iconic artists and musicians. His works are now on display in London.

 
Sep 02, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Portraits of Eight Beautiful Celebrities Morphed into a ‘Perfect’ Composite

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Photoshop and other image manipulation software has become an interesting tool in the quest to define ‘beauty.’ Often used to sculpt and create false beauty, it’s also been used by people like Esther Honig to illustrate how our definitions of beauty change based on culture.

Another project by animator Marius Vibe that is currently making the rounds seeks to answer a different question: If you combined portraits of eight of the most beautiful women in the world (at least according to Maxim) into a single composite, would that composite be even more beautiful than any of the individual parts? Read more…

DPRK 360: Photographer Captures Immersive 360° Panoramas All Over North Korea

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About a year ago, we linked out to what we then believed to be the first 360-degree interactive panorama ever made of Pyongyang, North Korea. That interactive image was shot by photographer Aram Pan, but it was only the beginning.

Since then he’s expanded in a big way, shooting over 40 interactive 360-degree panoramas all over the mysterious country for the DPRK 360 website and Facebook page. Read more…

external Sony’s RX10 camera now shoots higher-quality video at a lower price —Engadget

Sony’s Cyber-shot RX10 is a pretty capable camera, but it still has weaknesses: it doesn’t shoot super high-quality XAVC-S video, and that steep $1,300 price is bound to steer some people toward DSLRs and mirrorless cams. Well, consider both of those problems licked.

 
Sep 02, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Couple Scammed by Fauxtographer Passing Off Stolen Images as His Own

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to hear about fauxtographers stealing other photographers work and passing it off as their own. Heck, there’s an entire website dedicated to shaming the scam artists who do this. But despite the distinct possibility that you’ll be caught and have your career destroyed if you do this, it continues to happen.

Case in point is a recent situation involving Lin and Jirsa Photography and the tale of how their images were stolen and used by an unnamed photographer to entice new wedding clients with work that wasn’t his own. Read more…

Airglow ‘Ripples’ Over Tibet Give Aurora Photography a Run for Its Money

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When you think of colorful ripples of ‘stuff’ in the sky, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. But while we’ll never get sick of seeing those polar spirits dance, the phenomenon above gives Aurora photography a run for its money. Read more…

external Go Ahead And Call Yourself A Photographer, It’s All Right —Photodoto

I think that’s a whole lot of bull. I think old-school (and some new-school who like to think they’re old-school) creatives feel threatened in many ways by how much more accessible their field of work has become in recent years — decades — and are determined to defend themselves by attacking others’ methods instead of simply taking a step back and realizing that accessibility won’t hurt them. It won’t.

 
Sep 02, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · 1 Comment »

Comprehensive Guide Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Codecs

If you’re thinking about adding a video component to your portfolio, one of the most important-but-confusing things you’ll have to wrap your head around is codecs — the different video compression/decompression formats available to you. These not only determine the quality retained by the camera, but also affect how you will approach the post-processing of the footage.

Unfortunately, video codecs — with all of the myriad factors at play and the number of options available — can be a bit confusing, and so cinematographer David Kong has shared the above, incredibly comprehensive look at everything you need to know. Read more…