Articles Written by Gannon Burgett

Zone Focusing: How to Use Those Markings On Your Lens You Might Have Never Used Before

You’ll seen all those markings on lenses, but do you know what all of them are there for? Some of you might, but for those who don’t or are looking for a refresher, YouTube user Tim Heubeck has put together a quick little how-to that introduces you to the numbers on the front of the lens that are used for zone focusing — a method of focusing that’s particularly useful in street photography. Read more…

Powerful Portraits Capture ‘The Last Generation’ of The African Custom of Scarification

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Abidjan-based photographer Joana Choumali recently captured and put together an incredibly powerful portrait series titled Hââbré, The Last Generation. The hard-hitting collection of images shows some of the final faces of scarification, the ancient practice of cutting the flesh to form permanent markings. Read more…

To the Ends of the Earth: Canon Knocks It Out of the Park with Inspirational New Ad

Canon Australia has released a new commercial, titled To the Ends of the Earth, and it’s just plain awesome. In it, Canon Master Krystle Wright is shown doing what she does best: pursuing adventure one step at a time, almost always with a camera in hand.

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Before and After Photos Show the Dramatic Transformation of Burlesque Performers

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Sean Scheidt shows off the transformational power of makeup, costumes, props and sass in his recently before-and-after series Burlesque. In it, Scheidt uses simple composition against a black backdrop to show how burlesque performers transition from their day-to-day selves in street clothes to the characters they become on stage.

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Getty Unveils Stream, An iOS App for Browsing Through and Legally Sharing Its Image Archive

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Almost six months to the day after Getty made its photographs embeddable, the massive photo agency has announced Stream: an iOS app that will allow you to browse through and share its vast image archive.

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Photographer Cleverly Shames HuffPo After They Use Her Imgur-Hosted Photo without Permission

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When photographers find their images being used in online publications without permission, there’s often not much they can do aside from sending out emails requesting payment, credit and/or a takedown. When the photos in question are hotlinked, on the other hand, it opens the door to some good ol’ shaming.

That’s exactly what photographer and Reddit user FrancescaO_O was able to do recently after she found the Huffington Post stealing her photo.
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Super Trippy Abstract Time-Lapse Covers Everything from Riots to Decaying Roadkill

There are times where words don’t do a piece of artwork justice. Such is the case with Circle of Abstract Ritual: a trippy, creepy and downright weird time-lapse by artist Jeff Frost.

It consists of 300k photos captured over the course of two years. In it you’ll see riots, wildfires, decaying roadkill, abandoned houses turned into giant canvases and far more, all of it combined into an abstractly contextualized piece of time-lapse artistry. Read more…

5 Top Photographers Share Advice on What it Takes to Become a Professional

In a bid to both inspire you and advertise themselves a bit, Nikon Europe gathered a group of 5 professional photographers who presented at this year’s Photokina and asked them to share their advice on what it takes to become a professional in the world of photography.

Their insights, as you might imaging, are well worth two minutes of your time. Read more…

Beautiful Aerial Photographs of Africa Captured Through the Window of a Cessna

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Photographer Joel Krahn has spent the last two years of his life putting his time and talents towards helping non-profits. And after two years of doing this work in his hometown of Vancouver, he was given the opportunity to take his endeavors overseas and shoot with On-Field Media, a media division of Nairobi-based organization Africa Inland Mission.

Over the course of the three months he was there, Krahn captured a gorgeous collection of aerial landscapes of the African environment — from the Nile River weaving its way through South Sudan to rural villages in Kenya.

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The Washington Post Unveils Its New ‘In Sight’ Photo Blog

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Following in the footsteps of the New York Times’ Lens Blog, The Washington Post has launched something called In Sight: a photoblog focused on presenting the world through visual narratives. Read more…