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8 Issues Street Photographers Run Into and How to Deal with Them

From nerves, to an obsession with a ‘decisive moment’ that may never come, to confrontations with people who don’t want you taking their picture, street photographers run into issues that are uniquely their own.

In the video above, the guys over at DigitalRev TV run through what they consider to be 8 of the most common problems new street photographers are likely to run into, and how to deal with each of them.

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imageedit_2_6123984001Natural History Museum has just released a new book commemorating 50 years of the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition. The competition showcases some of the most iconic images of wildlife on our planet.

 
Sep 22, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

To the Ends of the Earth: Canon Knocks It Out of the Park with Inspirational New Ad

Canon Australia has released a new commercial, titled To the Ends of the Earth, and it’s just plain awesome. In it, Canon Master Krystle Wright is shown doing what she does best: pursuing adventure one step at a time, almost always with a camera in hand.

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Before and After Photos Show the Dramatic Transformation of Burlesque Performers

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Sean Scheidt shows off the transformational power of makeup, costumes, props and sass in his recently before-and-after series Burlesque. In it, Scheidt uses simple composition against a black backdrop to show how burlesque performers transition from their day-to-day selves in street clothes to the characters they become on stage.

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imageedit_4_7411584850Photographer for National Geographic, Jim Blair shares the story behind some of his most iconic photos and his thoughts on the immense responsibility photographers have in recording history.

 
Sep 21, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

4K is for Babies, ARRI Unveils 6.5K Alexa 65 with Sensor Three Times Bigger than Super 35

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Forget 4K, 4K is for babies. How about 6.5K coming out of a sensor that is three times bigger than Super 35 and considered, “the largest high-performance motion picture sensor available on the market”? If you have the need and, more importantly, the capital for it, ARRI has you covered with the new Alexa 65. Read more…

Video: Fascinating ‘Lens Design 101′ Interview with a ZEISS Master

Dr. Hubert Nasse has been working in optics for almost 30 years. A ZEISS master, many of us dream of sitting down with a man of his optical know-how and just having a conversation in which he enlightens us (pun intended) on the basics of lens design.

Fortunately, photographer and photo educator Matt Granger is making that dream come true for us today with his video interview with Dr. Nasse from Photokina. Read more…

external 500px Co-Founder And Former CEO Ousted From The Startup —TechCrunch

“We’re just basically going different ways,” Gutsol said. “They have a very different opinion of where the company should go, and I think it was probably too strong of a push from my direction, it was probably too different – where I wanted to take the company and where they wanted to go.”

 
Sep 21, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · 1 Comment »

Getty Unveils Stream, An iOS App for Browsing Through and Legally Sharing Its Image Archive

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Almost six months to the day after Getty made its photographs embeddable, the massive photo agency has announced Stream: an iOS app that will allow you to browse through and share its vast image archive.

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Photographer Appalled by Senator’s Misuse of Afghan Policewoman Photo for ‘Ban the Burka’ Campaign

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Having one of your photos used by an Australian senator without permission would probably upset you as is, but what if that photo was used in a way that you believed “desecrated” the memory of the subject in the picture?

That’s the situation Canadian photographer Lana Slezic recently found herself in when she saw her photo of Lt Col Malalai Kakar — Afghanistan’s first female policewoman who was killed by the Taliban in 2008 — being used by Senator Jacqui Lambie to push a “Ban the Burka” campaign. Read more…