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Skymetric: Colorful Minimalist Compositions Juxtapose Architecture and Sky

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What happens when you give a graphic designer a camera? Well, in the case of Lino Russo and his latest project Skymetric, you get a eye-catching series of images that explore the relationship between nature and architecture in the most colorful way imaginable. Read more…

Canon Permanently Drops Price On Most ‘L’ Glass, Offers Up to $1,000 Off

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It looks like Canon is looking to move some inventory — or at the very least score some brownie points with its users — because over the weekend, Canon announced a new permanent price drop on a vast selection of lenses, with discounts ranging from 5% to 33% off. Read more…

external Lida Moser, photographer of New York and beyond, dies at 93 —The Washington Post

In her own work, Ms. Moser captured the Escher-like geometry of the Exxon building, the confident smiles of four boys in Harlem, the distance between two men seated inches apart on a city bench, the lonely anonymity of an office lobby and the peaceful solitude of a man resting next to a neat row of garbage cans.

 
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Hand-Held ‘Bikerlapse’ Shows The Awesome Creative Potential of Instagram’s Hyperlapse App

Nathan Kaso — the professional time-lapse photographer behind this gorgeous Tasmanian car commercial — usually uses thousands of dollars worth of gear, but when Instagram debuted Hyperlapse, he had to give it a shot.

Thus was born ‘Bikerlapse,’ one of the first of many future hyperlapses that show just how much potential there is in this simple-yet-powerful little application. Read more…

Cheap Camera Challenge: Harold de Puymorin Makes the Most of a 3.1MP Vivitar P&S

The Cheap Camera Challenge is back, showing us once more that it takes creativity, not expensive gear, to create an interesting photograph. Pairing a cheap camera with a professional photographer, this episode puts a modest Vivitar camera into the hands of commercial and fine art photographer Harold de Puymorin. Read more…

external Shutter Counts – Why They Matter and Why They Don’t —Revell Photography

The bottom line is that, while the shutter count can be useful for heavy shooters or buyers and sellers of photo gear, it’s probably not going to matter much to the average photographer.

 
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Alienation: Strange Upside-Down Closeups Transform the Human Face Into Something Else

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The more you look at South-Africa based photographer Anelia Loubser‘s Alienation series, the more captivated you become. A simple idea on the surface — close-up, upside-down black-and-white portraits of people’s eyes and foreheads — the final images encourage you to dive deeper into each wrinkle and other so-called “imperfection” than almost any standard portrait might. Read more…

15 Free Organizational Tools for Photographers

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These days, photographers are dramatically strapped for time. We live in a world where “busy” is the most common answer for “how are you doing?” Endless client talks, long emails, phone calls, social media messages and trips steal your precious time with no intention of giving it back.

So, how can you become more effective in the time you do have and maybe earn yourself some time for shooting? And I’m not talking about multitasking, everyone already knows that’s not working anyway!

In this post I put together 15 time-saving tools for photographers that’ll help save you more time for shooting. Tools for creating quick to-do lists, bookmarking links to read later, sharing various files with others, automating certain quick tasks, creating personal website in minutes, and much more. Read more…

external Revisiting Life and Death in Africa —NY Times | Lens Blog

Yunghi Kim went to Somalia 20 years ago expecting to cover a famine. She found herself instead in a war zone.

 
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‘Self-Portraits with Men’ Series Explores the ‘What-Ifs’ of Life with Different Partners

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Have you ever wondered what you life would be like if you ended up with one of your exes? Or just a random person on the street, somebody whose trajectory in life would have changed your own drastically?

Czech photographer Dita Pepe has, but she took it an step further than most of us when she turned these spousal what-ifs into a series of portraits that take an interesting look at “what might have been” had her family life taken a different direction. Read more…