Posts Published in March 2014

The Latest Instagram Trend is Called ‘Baby Suiting,’ and It’s Actually Kinda Cute

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Are you looking for a creative new way to photograph your newborn at home AND you like to be part of the newest social media trends? Well you’re in luck, because a new thing called “Baby Suiting” is sweeping the Instagram nation right now. Read more…

external “Q&A: Gerd Ludwig’s Long Look at the Chernobyl Disaster” —PROOF

“Deep inside, at a dark hallway, we stopped in front of a heavy metal door. The engineer indicated I had only a brief moment to shoot. It took him a long minute to open the jammed door. The adrenaline surge was extraordinary. The room was absolutely dark, lit only by our headlamps. Wires were obstructing my view. At the far end of the room I could make out a clock. I was only able to fire off a few frames and wanted to wait for my flash to recharge. But he already pulled me out. I checked my pictures. Out of focus! I begged him to allow me in one more time. He gave me a few more seconds to frame the clock showing 1:23:58 AM — the time when on 26 April, 1986 in the building that housed Energy Block # 4, time stood forever still.”

— Gerd Ludwig on photographing inside reactor #4, where an explosion caused a catastrophic nuclear meltdown. Ludwig describes this as one of the most challenging situations he has ever photographed.

 
Mar 31, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

A Beautiful Two-Wheeled, 49CC… Security Camera?

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Japanese security firm Security System Co. (gotta give them credit for originality) recently got in touch with the incredibly talented designer Chicara Nagata — who creates high-end custom-made motorcycles — to see if he would build them a security camera… they left the details up to him.

So, naturally, he chose to do what he does best and built a motorcycle … or a security camera … or whatever you want to call this strange and strangely awesome hybrid. Read more…

Olympus’ TG-3 Tough Cam Sports Serious Macro Capabilities Like Focus Stacking

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The PEN-like Stylus SH-1 wasn’t the only camera to get its debut tonight. Olympus also introduced a new Tough camera, the Stylus Tough TG-3, whose claim to fame is impressive macro photography capabilities including an automatic focus stacking feature that’ll help expand your depth of field when you’re shooting really tiny subjects. Read more…

Olympus Releases the SH-1, A Fixed Lens PEN-Like Compact with 5-Axis Stabilization

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Olympus released two cameras tonight, the first of which is a 24x zoom compact camera called the Stylus SH-1 that is styled after the company’s PEN line and boasts the title of ‘world’s first compact with mechanical 5-axis stabilization’ for both stills and video. Read more…

David Goldblatt Shares Six Decades Worth of Experience In This Brilliant Video

What does six decades worth of photography experience look and sound like? David Goldblatt. Speaking both to an interviewer and an audience at the 2014 Design Indaba Conference throughout the six-minute video above, Goldblatt takes a look back at the career and some of the resulting images that have brought him so far, giving powerful insights that only time and experience can bestow upon a person. Read more…

Reflecta’s Latest Film Scanner Can Digitize Your Negatives at an Insane 10,000 DPI

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For those of you who, like me, enjoy shooting film on occasion but keep a predominately digital workflow, German company Reflecta has a new 35mm film scanner on the way that will blow away almost any other consumer-level scanner you’re going to find. Read more…

Free Pricing Guides Help Budding Photogs Navigate the Business Side of the Industry

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One of the challenges if you’re just now carving out your niche in this crazy world of professional photography is figuring out how to price your work. How exactly do you determine how much your photos are worth, what expenses can you expect to run into, what contracts are you likely to run into and what exactly do they mean?

All of this and more is explained in a series of free guides that PhotoShelter has released over the course of the last year. Starting with Magazine Photography, then Corporate & Industrial Photography and finally finishing off the series with a guide for Photojournalists. Read more…

external “Wildlife photography in city parks: A how-to guide” —MNN

A useful wildlife photography how-to guide that covers everything from gear you want to use, to tips and tricks that will help you get the shot, to rules you’ll want to make sure you follow when you’re out photographing wildlife in your city parks.

 
Mar 30, 2014 · ↬ Via · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Kayaker’s GoPro Video Captures What It’s Like to Plummet Over a 60ft Waterfall

In a video that is equal parts awesome and terrifying (with just a dash of “this is a GoPro ad”) whitewater kayaker Dane Jackson gives you a first person view of what it’s like to go over the edge of the 60ft tall La Tomata waterfall in Veracruz, Mexico. Read more…