Articles Written by DL Cade

Motley Crüe Licensing Agreement Won’t Even Let Concert Photographers License Their Own Images

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A couple of days ago, we received an email from a concerned concert photographer who had apparently earned the right to photograph an upcoming Motely Crüe concert.

The photographer, who preferred not to identify him or herself, shared with us what they claimed to be the Red White & Crüe Inc. photography licensing agreement, bringing our attention to wording that seems to indicate photographers can’t even license their own images without the company’s express consent. Read more…

Photo Assistant Takes a Spin in 5G Centrifuge in the Name of Awesome Portraiture

The video above is either an example of why being a big time photographer’s assistant is the best or worst job in the world, but we’ll let you make that distinction.

While on assignment for Wired UK, photographer Chris Crisman was kind enough to use his assistant Robert Luessen as a model… for a portrait taken immediately after stepping out of a ride in a 5G human centrifuge. Read more…

Bullet Time BTS: Using Nearly Half a Million Dollars of Canon Gear to Freeze Time

Bullet time isn’t anything new, but where most of the recent examples show how you can use relatively inexpensive phones or GoPros to create the effect, this BTS video shows how Canon helped put together a crazy bullet time photo shoots that went radically in the other direction.

By linking together 50 Canon 1D X cameras and 24-70mm F/2.8L II Lenses, Swiss Radio and TV broadcaster SRF put nearly half a million dollars of gear to work freezing time in the highest quality possible. Read more…

Student and Photo Enthusiast Takes His Own Grad Photo, Blows Away the Standard Grad Shot

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For going on four years now, casual photographer and shop teacher Aaron Cyr‘s mom has been bugging him for a graduation photo. By this year, he was already two degrees in and about to get his third, but he just couldn’t make himself pony up for the standard, banal grad photos he saw his peers getting.

Still, you can only tell your supportive mom ‘no’ so many times, and so this year he delivered… on his own terms. Read more…

Digital Artist Uses Photoshop to Bring His Childhood Drawings Into the Real World

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Twenty years ago, at the tender age of 4, Netherlands-based artist Telmo Pieper wasn’t quite as skilled at his craft as he is now. And so, in his series Kiddie Arts, he decided to revisit some of his ‘early work’ and bring it up to speed using his prodigious Photoshop skills. Read more…

Beautiful Footage of the Prince of Dubai Silhouetted Against the Supermoon Atop the Burj Khalifa

Update: The video has been removed by FilmDubai who originally uploaded it, we’ll get it back up as soon as/if it is republished.


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Admittedly, this is not photography, but there are so many frames that would be worthy of pulling out of this short real-time 4K visual treat that we thought it was certainly worthy of sharing. Read more…

Canon Patents Impressive 45x Zoom Lens for an Underwater Camera

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The consumer end of underwater photography is tricky. The pros have expensive underwater housings for their expensive DSLRs, but consumers are stuck with semi-affordable compacts that suffer from some glaring limitations, among them the ability to zoom.

Canon, it seems, is keen to fix this limitation with a newly-patented zoom lens for an underwater camera that will offer an impressive 45x optical zoom. Read more…

external Photos That Brutally Demonstrate What Teenagers Will Endure to Escape to Europe —New Republic

Italian photographer Alessandro Penso clicked his shutter just as Mostafa El Mouzdahir, a 20-year old from Morocco, was purposefully hit by a car. El Mouzdahir sustained multiple injuries. When Penso went to see him at the hospital, he was holding a form police had given him, stating he had to leave Greece within 15 days. He was there illegally.

 
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external Cortona, Where Photography Brought a Town Back to Life —NPPA

Under the bask of the Tuscan sun it only took four years for the Cortona On The Move photography festival to become one of the world’s most important, if not the most fun, annual events on the international photography scene.

 
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Self-Taught Photographer Travels the US Capturing Extraordinary Photos of Steam Locomotives

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There’s something grandiose about the sight of a steam locomotive rumbling down the tracks, massive white plumes billowing in its wake as the picturesque train rumbles and screeches down the metal track. And every ounce of the power and strength and nostalgia these trains evoke is captured in the photography of engineer and self-taught photographer Matthew Malkiewicz. Read more…