But because photography is free and foolproof it has become a fixture in our daily lives. We take photos for granted. That’s why we hardly look at them any more, let alone print them, while the pile of photographs keeps ever growing. What for? There are not enough monitors, newspapers and magazines in the world to display a fraction of them all.
What if many of iconic photos featured on famous album covers were actually cropped from much stranger images? That’s the idea behind “The Bigger Picture,” a humorous set of manipulated photographs imagining the “original context” of album cover photos.
The pair call this research and application Psyphotology, a clever wordplay on psychology and photography. Their hope is to impact the world by helping us gain self-acceptance rather than focusing on criticism.
Everyone has fears, even the most successful photographers in the business. The key to overcoming those fears is to manage them rather than spending time and mental energy dwelling on them.
During Stand Out! events in Los Angeles and San Francisco, several photographer speakers were taken aside and asked about the greatest fears in their careers. The responses speak for themselves, with almost every photographer saying that one needs to ‘hustle’ and ‘take risks’ to succeed.
A Canadian judge has ordered Google to pay a Montreal woman for the violation of her privacy after she found an embarrassing photograph of herself on Google Street View. Google’s automated cameras had captured the woman sitting on her doorstep, leaning forward with a portion of her cleavage exposed.
Google’s Nexus 5 and 6 smartphones have a new Camera app feature called HDR+. This mode uses fancy computational photography tricks to help you capture better photos in situations with uneven lighting or low amounts of light.
As more and more cameras make their way into smartcamera territory, there are countless DSLRs that could very easily get left in the dust.