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How to Capture a Complex 5-Light Beer Bottle Product Shot from Start to Finish

Have you ever wondered how those beautiful beer bottle ads in magazines are shot? Product photography is one of the more complicated genres out there, packed full of neat ‘tricks of the trade’ and lighting techniques. And if you wanna learn a few of them, this beer bottle product photo tutorial is a great place to start. Read more…

What Would You Do if the Prime Minister of India Stole Your Photo?

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What would you do if you found your photograph misused, not by a celebrity or a company, but by the head of government of a country? That’s the question facing Cambridge, Massachusetts-based photographer Bimal Nepal.

Nepal, a photojournalist whose work has appeared in National Geographic, recently found his photograph shared without permission by the prime minister of India.
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external Seeing The Impossible: 5 Questions With Canon USA’s Michael Duffett —brandchannel

Canon USA’s “See Impossible” marketing campaign was received with much scrutiny and criticism despite their best efforts. brandchannel got a chance to sit down with VP of marketing Michael Duffett to better understand the strategy behind the push.

 
Oct 22, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

A Deeper Look at the Exceptional Hong Kong Street Photography of Fan Ho

Two months ago we featured the work of Fan Ho, a Chinese photographer who spent much of his life documenting the streets of Hong Kong. His photographs were, to put it lightly, a hit with everybody who saw them. Strong composition and an incredible understanding of light (if you’ll allow the pun) shone through in every frame.

Today, we get to go a little bit deeper thanks to the show The Art of Photography, who recently took a closer look at Fan Ho’s work, taking the time to point out what it is that sets his images apart from the many others out there. Read more…

15 Of the World’s Best Time-Lapse Aritsts are Trying to Help Save Earth’s At-Risk Environments

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Fifteen of the world’s most talented time-lapse artists are currently collaborating to try and shed some light on Earth’s most fragile and at-risk environments. The group is called CodeX, and the feature they hope to create together is going to be called X-plore.

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external Where Would Instagram Be Without Filters? —Medium | Backchannel

Think how often a picture looks better, more engaging, when turned to black and white—hues that look nothing like real life. We detect the contours of real life in the photo — get that framework of reality — and the image, subconsciously, becomes our coloring book, providing just enough guidance that the mind works to fill in the rest.

 
Oct 22, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Portraits of Bailey the Golden Retriever Dressed up and Doing Human Things

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You might not know Bailey the golden retriever, but you probably do know OF her. She’s the dog from one of the famous “I have no idea what I’m doing” Internet memes that you’ve probably seen floating around.

What you might not know is that Bailey does a lot more than sit in front of the computer looking confused. She does everything from chopping wood, to washing cars, to balancing her checkbook, and her owner (actually, we’re not sure who’s taking care of who…) is there to take pictures of every adventure. Read more…

The Macropod is a $20,000+ Rig That Makes Macro Photography Stupidly Easy to Do

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Macro photography is a wonderful tool for scientists and researchers, but the complex nature of capturing detailed, focus-stacked macro images of everything from insects to the human tongue puts the tool out of reach of many.

The Macropod photographic system solves this by making the entire process both portable and automatic, and producing some of the sharpest, most striking macro photographs we’ve ever seen. Read more…

external The Daily Edit – TIME Magazine: Spencer Lowell —A Photo Editor

imageedit_16_3735949706Strapped for time against breaking news of Ebola in the US, photographer Spencer Lowell shoots the front cover for TIME magazine in 18 hours flat. Lowell breaks down the whirlwind photo shoot minute by minute from the time he receives his assignment to the moment he submits the final image.

 
Oct 22, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Lomography Launches LomoChrome Turquoise: A Colorful New C-41 Film Stock

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In their ongoing effort to keep film fun and interesting, Lomography has announced the new Lomography LomoChrome Turquoise XR 100–400 film stock. Designed to be developed in the standard C–41 process, the film stock will come in both 35mm and 120 varieties, with an initial batch of 5,000 being prepared for pre-order.

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