Articles Written by Michael Zhang

Photographer’s 100-Year-Old Notebook Discovered in Antarctica After Snow Melts

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A photographer’s notebook from over a century ago has been discovered in Antarctica. It belonged to British explorer and photographer George Murray Levick, who was part of Robert Falcon Scott’s last expedition to the continent from 1910 to 1913.
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Old Faithful: Studio Portraits of Really Old Dogs

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Toronto-based photographer Pete Thorne has been shooting a series of studio portraits of dogs. Not just any dogs, though: Thorne is only accepting subjects that are “really, really old.” The project is titled “Old Faithful,” and now includes over 50 dogs.
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This is What Happens When a Football Player Lands on a $10,499 Canon Lens

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One of the stranger stories that occurred in the world of photography this past weekend was when Oklahoma football player Sterling Shepard crash landed on a Canon telephoto lens, snapping it into two pieces.

Now that the dust is settled, the photographer has come forward with his account of the incident and an apology to the player.
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The ‘Study of Pose': An Encyclopedia of 1,000 Different Poses by Supermodel Coco Rocha

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The Study of Pose is an upcoming book by photographer Steven Sebring and supermodel Coco Rocha, who’s well known for her ability to “freestyle” various poses in rapid succession (some people call her the “Queen of Pose”). The book is packed with 1,000 different black-and-white poses by Rocha displayed on over 2,000 pages and serves as something of an encyclopedia of poses.
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Nicholas Nixon and the Brown Sisters: Four Siblings Photographed Every Year for Forty Years

The Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco recently shared this interview with photographer Nicholas Nixon about his well known project The Brown Sisters.

Since 1975, Nixon has been shooting a portrait of four sisters once a year, every year. This year saw the creation of the fortieth portrait in the series.
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Canon Patent Suggests Feature That Would Choose Between JPEG and RAW For You

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In the future, “Auto” may be an option for choosing between JPEG and RAW on Canon DSLRs. A recently published patent reveals that the company has tinkered with the idea of a feature that could automatically choose which photos to save in RAW and which ones to save as JPEG only.
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Photographer Turns Dancers Into Living Sculptures in Urban Landscapes

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UK-based photographer Bertil Nilsson‘s project “Intersections” is a blend of two photographic subjects: urban landscapes and dance.
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This Adams Retouching Machine Helped Old School ‘Photoshoppers’ Touch Up Negatives by Hand

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Last week we shared an example of beauty retouching that was done by hand in the early 1900s. If you’re wondering how this type of retouching was done, check out the contraption above.

It’s called the Adams Retouching Machine, and was created to aid negative retouchers in doing manual edits more quickly and cleanly.
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Beauty Retouching from the Early 1900s: A Portrait of Actress Joan Crawford That’s ‘Photoshopped’

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Want to see an early example of beauty retouching in photography? Here’s one. The side-by-side images above from the early 1930s show what a glamour portrait looked like before and after manual ‘Photoshopping.’
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Apple Unleashes a 5K Retina iMac that Features the World’s Highest Resolution Display

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Apple today announced its latest version of the iMac all-in-one desktop computer — one that some serious specs for photographers. It features what the company is calling “the world’s highest resolution display”. It’s a Retina 5K display measuring 5120×2880 pixels. That’s 14.7 million pixels packed into a 27-inch screen.
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