Posts Published in June 2013

Nighttime Scenes Illuminated with the Soft Glow of LED Lights

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Photographer Harold Ross is a practitioner of “light sculpting.” Visiting various outdoor landscapes at night, he uses LED flashlights and other sources of light in order to selectively illuminate portions of his images. The resulting photos, which together form a project called “Night,” show various locations in a style that looks more like an illustration or rendering than a photograph.
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Photojournalists Speak to the Museum of Photographic Arts About Their Craft

Aspiring photojournalists probably have a hard time finding much inspiration these days. The profession was ranked 188th out of 200 in terms of desirability, the entire photo staff of the Chicago Sun Times recently got the axe, and a story from earlier revealed that even the successful ones sometimes get stuck on a 12-hour flight with an empty airplane seat as a subject.

So in case you’ve always dreamed about becoming a photojournalist but you happen to find yourself low on inspiration, here’s a short video in which some successful photojournalists speak to the Museum of Photographic Arts about the craft they love and practice. Read more…

Google+ Now Makes Moving, Uploading, Downloading Photos a Breeze

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Google’s Plus social networking site — now in its second year — has received a series of updates that are expected to make photo sharing on the service a bit more convenient, and a bit less painful. That’s according to Google’s Jon Emerson, who has posted some updates to Plus on his very own Google Plus page¬†as of Friday.
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Well, Actually…Maybe I Don’t Know How Your Camera Works

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“Can you help me with my camera?” I get that a lot, as I’m sure do most camera weenies whose geek credentials are a little too obvious.

And most of the time I’m happy to co-operate. Ideally, I get the warm, fuzzy feeling of knowing somebody is going to have legible images of a key moment in their lives. At worst, at least there’ll be one less uncontrolled on-board flash to blind me.
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Photographer Shows a Journey Through Israel on Suitcases

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For his project “Memory Suitcases,” Israeli photographer Yuval Yairi used his suitcases as a “canvas” for displaying his photographs. Each of the images shows a photograph of a scene in Israel displayed on the surface of old luggage.
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Shutterstock Stock Booming, Its Founder Becomes First Silicon Alley Billionaire

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It’s rather obvious that money is to be made in the stock photo industry. Shutterstock founder Jon Oringer is finding tremendous success with his 55 percent stake his the company. Since filing for an IPO and selling its shares publicly last October, Shutterstock’s stock value has more than tripled. In the process, Oringer has become Silicon Alley‘s first billionaire.
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Interview with NYC Fashion Photographer Shane LaVancher

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Shane LaVancher lives and works in New York City. The primary focus of his work is fashion and editorial assignments. His work is often compared to paintings, as they represent a collision between the worlds of fashion and art.
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NYTimes Photographer Sues Perez Hilton for $2.1M Over Copyright Infringement

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BuzzFeed isn’t the only blog that’s routinely accused of using photographs without permission. American celebrity blogger Perez Hilton (above right) is being whacked with a $2.1 million lawsuit by New York Times photographer Robert Caplin (above left) for publishing 14 photographs without permission.
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Beautiful Photo of a Partly Cloudy Day, As Seen From the International Space Station

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A beautiful photo of a partly cloudy day is, in and of itself, nothing special. When it’s taken from the International Space Station looking down, however, it takes on a new meaning. The above photo was snapped by European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano the other day, and it shows what a cloud-covered Earth looks like from orbit. Read more…

Ad Campaign Uses Powerful Photographs to Explain that Facebook Likes Don’t Help

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When they were tasked with putting together a powerful advertising campaign for Crisis Relief Singapore, ad agency Publicis Singapore mixed heart-wrenching photos with a hard-to-swallow tagline to create something quite moving. Read more…