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Kill Your Darlings: 3 Techniques that’ll Help You Honestly Evaluate Your Own Work

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One of the biggest hurdles we must overcome when we begin any creative endeavor is getting past the honeymoon phase of, “look at this awesome thing I created” and on to the more realistic and productive phase of, “just because I created it doesn’t make it awesome.” Read more…

Rumor: Sigma to Announce 24mm f/1.4 Art Series Lens at Photokina

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To put it lightly, Sigma’s Art line has been a massive success — especially now that the impressive 50mm f/1.4 has joined its ranks — and it might be expanding even further before this year is out. Read more…

Take Your Landscape Pics to the Next Level with These Awesome Photoshop Tips

Vacation photos rarely turn out the way you want them to. Even if you’re a more advanced shooter, you might not have brought all your best gear with you on that family trip to the beach or the Grand Canyon and so, when you get home, you find your photos and your memory of what the scene looked like differ significantly.

Fear not, Aaron Nace and Plearn are here to help with a very useful tutorial that will close that gap in a BIG way with a few easy adjustments in Photoshop. Read more…

external Twitter Rolls Out New Photo-Centric Profile Design For Web —Digital Trends

 
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Take a Look at the Unseen Side of NYC with ‘Exploring Off-Limits New York’

New York City culture site Animal recently teamed up with photographer and urban explorer 2e to document the making of some photographs in his collection “Exploring Off-Limits New York.

From Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory to The UnderBelly Project, the video and accompanying story takes a look at some of 2e’s not-so-legal and potentially dangerous adventures. Read more…

Leica Steps Into the 21st Century with the Apple-Esque Leica T Mirrorless System

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Leica isn’t known for modern styling and innovative design. For the most part, the company sticks with what works, branching out here and there to release a special edition that is sold for an even more outrageous price than the standard version.

But today Leica steps outside of the box with the new Leica T: a APS-C sensor, aluminum unibody camera with surprisingly few physical controls, a large touchscreen and a whole new lens mount. Read more…

SmugMug Explores the Boundary Between Photos and Digital Art with Joel Grimes

Joel Grimes‘ photography is fantastic, and I use that word in its most literal form. As Grimes puts it, “photography is not reality,” and so his work is about exploring the border between photography and digital art as he creates portraits that are unlike anything else out there. Read more…

Journey to the Top of the Freedom Tower

The Amazing Story Behind TIME’s Panorama from Atop the One World Trade Center

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external Picture Story: Adventures In Patagonia

— David Walker at PDN

patagonia sheep“The lambs were jumping very high in the air upon release, so I tried to capture a shot of a lamb in mid-air,” he says. He worked at it for several hours, lying all the while on the ground of an outdoor corral. “I finally got the image, and I got very intimate with more than a few sheep droppings.”

 
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Getty Gets Into the Print Business, Will Sell Exclusive Wall Art Through Photos.com

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Getty Images caught no end of flack for allowing anyone to embed much of their archives for free, but their business plan going forward doesn’t just include sharing images for free. The company wants to make a more permanent mark on your life as well, and they’re doing it by letting you buy prints of award-winning photographs from their archive through a new service at Photos.com. Read more…