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World Wildlife Fund’s #LastSelfie Campaign Uses Snapchat to Raise Awareness About Endangered Species

In a world filled with more social media platforms than you can shake a stick at, it’s inevitable companies are going to do their best to exploit the social media platforms to their benefit. Oftentimes it’s tacky, but once in a while it’s creative, unique and powerful — as this ad by the World Wildlife Fund in Denmark and Turkey goes to show. Read more…

Joe McNally Shares Some Incredibly Useful Lighting & Basic Photography Tips

Joe McNally knows a good bit more about lighting than many photographers out there, and in this short video he shares a great deal of information pertaining to both TTL flash lighting as well as adapting to a situation and using natural light. Read more…

external Some of the Earliest Polaroids Ever Created —LIFE

LIFE has published a gallery of Polaroid pictures by photographer Co Rentmeester, who was given access to a first-generation SX-70 before the camera went on sale to the general public.

 
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Should Photographers Care About 4K?

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If you had to summarize this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas in one word, it would probably be “4K.”

The NAB (Which stands for National Association of Broadcasters) Show is the world’s largest Electronic Media show, and deals largely in video. But, this year, at least one of the announcements had interesting implications for the still photography market. Read more…

Inspired Stop Motion Animation Shot Using Laser-Cut Wood Pieces

Created by Netherland-based director and animator Andre Maat, this incredible little stop-motion animated film, dubbed WOODOO, was created with the help of a whole lot of laser-cut wood pieces. Read more…

GIF Shows Just How Much Composition Can Go Into a Single Advert

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We all know how much time and effort is put into photo compositions, but the process by which the above image was created is even more mind-blowing when it’s compiled into the GIF you see below. Read more…

These Pictures Are Not For You

On a photojournalist's duty to clearly, accurately and respectfully report tragedy

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Canon’s 7D Mark II Reportedly Delayed Due to Dual-Pixel Sensor Manufacturing Issues

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Released back in September of 2009, the Canon 7D is long overdue for a much-anticipated refresh. The problem is, up until just recently various sources have published conflicting reports that seem to get us no closer to knowing what this camera will actually look like.

However, yesterday, Northlight Images reported some interesting news that seems to make sense and go along with some of the more plausible rumors about the impending camera. Read more…

Photos of Skunk Owners Showing Off Their Quirky Choice of Pet at Skunk Fest

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Behold the work of South Carolina-based photographer Vincent J Musi and one of the most unusual photo sets you’re likely to run across today. As part of an April cover story for National Geographic on “exotic” pet owners, Musi went out and photographed the owners of an animal most of us wouldn’t dare bringing into our homes: skunks. Read more…

Rapid-Fire Photo Tips from Photographer & TV Personality Nigel Barker

The video above is only about one minute long, but in that minute The Face host, former model and well-known photographer Nigel Barker fires off some very valuable tips for photographers who would like to reach the level of success he has enjoyed.

From being confident in your abilities and taste as a photography, to being your own editor, to specializing in one or two specific looks/styles so that the clients you’re pitching know what it is they’re going to get, the tips offered in the short video will come in handy for all photographers, not just those who want to break into the fashion industry.

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