Articles Written by DL Cade

Video: The Golden Ratio vs. The Rule of Thirds

There are a lot of debates in the world of photography: Nikon Vs. Canon, DSLR Vs. Mirrorless and Full-Frame Vs. Everything Else just to name a few. But one of the battles that doesn’t get as much air time probably has more impact on your images than any of the previous three. We’re talking about The Rule of Thirds Vs. The Golden Ratio.

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Rare Portraits of the Nigerian Royal Court from the Mid-1900s

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Noted Nigerian photographer Chief S.O. Alonge was the very first indigenous photographer of the Royal Court of Benin in Nigeria, and for some five decades, he captured thousands of Kodak glass-plate negatives of the ritual, pageantry and regalia of the Nigerian obas (kings), their wives and retainers.

Now, these rarely seen images and the fascinating world they preserved are being pulled out of the archives of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American Art and shown to the world once more. Read more…

Artist Sparks Outrage After Using Instagram to Share Her Vandalism of at Least 10 National Parks

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An artist who goes by the username Creepytings but has been identified as one Ms. Casey Nocket has landed herself in serious trouble with the National Park Service. Ms. Nocket, it seems, not only vandalized at least 10 national parks across the United States, she documented the entire thing on her Instagram account. . Read more…

Camera-Toting Eagle Released from the Eiffel Tower, Captures Awesome Footage on the Wing

Places like Paris are prime candidates for capturing incredible aerial footage, but where most people would go about this task with a drone (or maybe a replica of the Up! house…) the people at the non-profit FREEDOM took a different approach.

They strapped a Sony Action Cam Mini to the back of a white-tailed eagle named Victor, and let him fly from the observation deck of the Eiffel Tower. Read more…

Haunting Double Exposures Capture Emotional and Physical Devastation in Single Frames

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The images that make up photographer Annalisa Natali Murri‘s series Then the Sky Crashed Down Upon Us are, in a word, haunting. Double exposures, they pay tribute to the April 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh by allowing the viewers to view the rubble through through the emotionally devastated faces of those who survived and are left to mourn and deal with deep psychological scars. Read more…

Cheap Camera Challenge: A Hole for a Viewfinder, No LCD, and No Idea if You’re Actually Taking Pictures

In what turned out to be one of the more difficult Cheap Camera Challenges DigitalRev has put together so far, AFP photojournalist Alex Ogle was forced to trade his D810 and 35mm f/1.4G lens for a digital camera in the most basic sense of the term. Read more…

Colorful Abstract Macro Photographs Created by Injecting Watercolors Into Ferrofluid On a Magnet

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Artist Fabian Oefner‘s project Millefiori is, like most of the projects we’ve ever shared by him, a mixture of science and art. By combining vibrant watercolors with a magnetic solution called ferrofluid, he was able to create these gorgeous macro photographs of the paint and ferrofluid interacting on top of a magnet. Read more…

Behind the Scenes: New York Times Photojournalist Ozier Muhammad Covers a Climate March

Here’s a glimpse into a day in the life of a New York Times staff photographer. The behind-the-scenes video above follows 64-year-old photographer Ozier Muhammad as he covers the People’s Climate March in New York City last month for the Times with a Canon DSLR and a pair of Leica M rangefinders.
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Portraits of Power: Overlapping Portraits of World Leaders Reveal the Composition of Power

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There is a specific composition to ‘portraits of power.’ Almost without exception — no matter the country or year, even if the medium was paint and not light — every leader stares out of a frame with a look of seriousness on their face, seated just so, emanating the power and authority granted or given them.

It’s these similarities, punctuated by minor cultural differences, that make photographer Alejandro Almaraz‘s Portraits of Power series so engrossing. Read more…

Wedding Photographer Skit Puts a Humorous Twist on Family Formals

Here’s a little bit of wedding photography humor for you as we close in on the end of the week and you pack up your gear for those weddings you have to shoot on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Read more…