Metagramme: A Surprisingly Fun Web App that Averages Out Your Last 32 Instagram Pics


It turns out the average Instagram image looks a bit like a dirty piece of cloth, and we arrived at this Earth-shaking conclusion courtesy of a surprisingly addictive web app called Metagramme. Read more…

external Photo Camp Arizona: Empowering Teens to Tell Their Stories of Border Life —National Geographic

The small desert town of Arivaca, Arizona, 11 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, has a reputation for being a rough place—a ground zero for drug smuggling, illegal border crossings, and tension between the community and federal law enforcement. Anthropologist Jason De Léon has a different view. For the past five summers, the town has served as the base camp for his brainchild, the Undocumented Migration Project.

Aug 28, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Pentax Pays Homage to Star Trek with Flashy, Futuristic-Looking K-S1 DSLR


If you’re sick of retro, love cameras, and used to dream of installing ‘underglow’ on your souped up Honda Civic, then Pentax has a DSLR you will absolutely adore.

Jokes aside, the new Pentax K-S1 from Ricoh combines portability and powerful imaging capabilities with a status quo-shattering flashy design and simple UI that will undoubtedly appeal to a lot of first-time DSLR buyers. Read more…

Olympus’ Selfie Friendly E-PL7 Wants to Woo Smartphone Photographers Away from Their Phones


There’s only so much you can do with a smartphone, and as more and more people begin exploring photography through the little device in their pockets, they inevitably bump up against those boundaries.

These are the people Olympus built the new PEN E-PL7 for, with its social sharing capabilities and selfie-friendly features, hoping to lure a few of the smartphone faithful over to the world of interchangeable lenses and sensor size wars. Read more…

external Why We Should Stop Worrying About Other Photographers —Photofocus

So here we were, eight photographers photographing pretty much the exact same thing from the exact same location. And when a boat with a couple of fishermen made their way out to the middle of the lake, guess what we all started pointing our cameras at? That’s right! All of us were photographing the same thing … again.

Aug 28, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

“Actual Photography is a Solitary Pursuit”: An Interview with Fred Lyon (Part 2)

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Editor’s Note: Part two of Rfotofolio’s interview with San Francisco photographer Fred Lyon 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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First Public High Res Satellite Struts Its Stuff, Releases Sample Images of Madrid


Cue privacy overreaction in three… two… one…

Remember DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3, the first high-res public imaging satellite we told you about earlier this month? Well, it’s up in orbit, and the company wants to show off just how capable the WorldView-3 really is. Read more…

external Jonathan Klein Of Getty Images: Giving Away Photos To Make A Profit —NY Times

People of all ages used to communicate largely with words, and now they communicate largely with pictures. What we have to do as the leader in the industry is figure out what’s the best way to make sure we and our photographers are getting paid for it.

Aug 27, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Photographer Creates a Fantasy World for Her One-Handed Daughter to Show Her Anything is Possible


Photographer and mother Holly Spring‘s photography has always been about her daughter. Born with only one hand and suffering from something known as Hirschprung’s disease, little Violet almost died from surgical complications before Holly ever got a chance to take a single picture of her.

Shortly after that, her husband bought her a DSLR, and she has been taking pictures of Violet ever since. Read more…

Journalist Blames Photographer’s Reckless Behavior for the Kidnapping of Freelancer Steven Sotloff


It’s unlikely that pointing fingers and placing blame will do anything to help freelance journalist Steven Sotloff, who was kidnapped in 2013 and is currently being held by ISIS, the same militant group who executed photojournalist James Foley on video.

But blame is being placed, and there’s a lesson to be learned from the supposed actions of one Canadian photographer initially identified only as “Alex.” Read more…