Articles Written by Michael Zhang

These Groomsman Photos Are What You Get When You Go Crazy with Photoshop and Imagination

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Photoshopped fantasy wedding photos have gotten quite trendy over the past couple of years, and often involve the wedding party running away from large and scary things (e.g. dinosaurs and AT-ATs). Louisville, Kentucky-based wedding photographer Shane Elliott recently took the concept to the next level with a set of wacky groomsman photos.
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Photographers in Iran Sentenced to 75 Lashes After Giving Official’s Photo Book Bad Reviews

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Do you have dreams of being an outspoken reviewer of photography books? Certain provinces of Iran might not be the best place for you to launch that career. A pair of Iran photographers were recently sentenced to a total of 75 lashes for publishing negative reviews about an official’s photography book.
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external “Humans of New York Goes Global” —NYTimes

Although Mr. Stanton has attracted a huge following, some photography experts suggest that there are limits to the impact of his content. Nina Berman [...] praised Mr. Stanton’s work but said that the travel series “doesn’t allow for any complexity, give you any historical information or any way to access the greater picture.”

 
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‘Selfie Stick’ Takes Rooftopping Self-Portraits to the Next Level of Crazy

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Now there’s a selfie you don’t see every day. Rooftopping photographers Andrew Tso and Daniel Lau recently climbed to the very top of The Center, the fifth tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong. While at the top, Lau pulled out his “selfie stick” (AKA a retractable handheld monopod) and captured the crazy shot above.
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swivelCard: A Shape-Shifting USB Business Card That Lets You Share Your Photo Portfolio in Style

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Looking for a slick and unique way to share your contact info and photo portfolio with prospective clients? Check out the swivelCard, a transforming business card that doubles as a USB drive when you fold it a certain way.
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Scientists Figure Out How to Record Audio by Seeing Vibrations with a Camera

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Here’s something that will blow your mind: scientists have figured out how to extract audio from images captured with a camera. By looking at the extremely small vibrations captured by a high speed camera, researchers have been able to recreate music and speech from nothing but visual information.
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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external A Novel with a Corporate Photographer Protagonist —Amazon

thumbCorporate photographer Kirk Tuck has published a new action-adventure novel that features a corporate photographer as its main character.

The book is called “The Lisbon Portfolio,” and is a story about photographer Henry White, who is “drawn into a web of corporate intrigue and murder while on assignment for a major, multi-national corporation in Lisbon, Portugal in 1999.” It’s picked up a number of good reviews so far, with many commentators saying that it’s a great read for people who are interested in photography.

 
Aug 02, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Scott Kelby Shares ‘Probably His Most Embarrassing Photography Story Ever’

What’s the worst photographic mistake you’ve ever made? Whatever it was, the scope of the error — at least geographically speaking — was probably much smaller than what Scott Kelby recently did. In the short video clip above, Kelby shares what he calls “probably [his] most embarrassing photography story ever.”
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This Interactive Map Shows Where You Can’t Fly Drones for Aerial Photography

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Just got your hands on a drone and can’t wait to use it to shoot aerial photographs? First, make sure you only use it where it can legally fly. If you’re not sure where to look for this info, there’s a new website designed just for you.

It’s called Don’t Fly Drones Here (DFDH), and is an interactive map that shows off limit areas of the US by shading them in with red.
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Pinolga: A Pinhole Medium-Format Holga Look-Alike Made Out of Cardboard

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Raymundo Panduro of Pixel Análogo recently created the camera above, which he calls the “Pinolga“. It’s a realistic pinhole Holga medium format camera made out of cardboard that can take pretty impressive photographs.
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