Posts Tagged ‘experience’

David Goldblatt Shares Six Decades Worth of Experience In This Brilliant Video

What does six decades worth of photography experience look and sound like? David Goldblatt. Speaking both to an interviewer and an audience at the 2014 Design Indaba Conference throughout the six-minute video above, Goldblatt takes a look back at the career and some of the resulting images that have brought him so far, giving powerful insights that only time and experience can bestow upon a person. Read more…

Flickr’s New Photo Experience Out of Beta, No More Opting Out

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Flickr’s new “photo experience,” which has been in beta for the past few months, is finally live for everyone to see. While this isn’t the full-on redesign that we mentioned might be on the way, this update completely overhauls the photo pages in particular — bringing speed, functionality and aesthetic improvements. Read more…

Funny Comic Takes on the Idea that Taking Photos Takes Away from Experience

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It’s a pretty popular opinion these days: taking photos keeps you from experiencing the moment. It’s why concert venues and musicians are starting to ban photography, and why the top comment on the video of Dubai’s record setting fireworks show we shared was reprimanding the people in the video who were viewing it all through a cell phone screen.

Randall Munroe of the sarcastic and often hilarious web comic XKCD begs to differ, however, and he’s doing it through the comic above. Check it out for yourself and feel free to tell us what you think about the comic’s point of view in the comments down below.


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The Photography Teacher Nobody Wants

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There is a teacher of photography that few speak of in today’s industry. She is shunned by many and with good reason.

Nobody seems to like her.
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I Left My Camera Bag on a Train

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Yep, it happened. It really did…

I just recently finished a whirlwind Euro-trip traveling with my sisters. The itinerary was Germany (where I am currently living as a soldier with the incredible fortune to be stationed there) to London to Dublin to Paris to Barcelona and back to Germany.
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Heads in The Cloud

A report from the Adobe Educator Summit

Randall Armor · Aug 08, 2013 · 5 Comments » ·

My Journey to Angola

A photographer shares his experience in documenting a war-torn African nation after entering the country with a humanitarian visa.

Jeff Widener · Aug 02, 2013 · 4 Comments » ·

The Photograph that Launched My Career

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Being so close to the release of the 2013 Arizona State University Football campaign, I wanted to take an opportunity on to talk about an image that I created many years ago while still a student at ASU. When many people ask me where I believe I crossed the line from hobbyist to professional, I tell them of this campaign, and actually place the beginning on a single image. The fact that the image still lives on my website is a testament to how much I enjoy it and how much it means to me. It is the photo that opened many doors in my career, yet very few people know the background behind its creation.
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What It’s Like to Photograph Concerts at Warped Tour

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I got a chance to photograph for Warped Tour this year, and wanted to share about my experiences and takeaways with you. I was actually quite lucky to get the job. It started off with an email to the media director of Warped Tour, followed by having to fill out this media request form. From there, I just had to wait a few days for them to verify everything, check out my portfolio, and get a confirmation email literally 12 hours before the show started.
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The Policy of Banning Only DSLRs from Concerts is Ridiculous

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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros are due on stage in 15 minutes and I walk up to the doorstaff ticket in hand. They tear the ticket and ask to look in the camera bag for deodorants and liquids. I’m not too sure why. This is the Trinity Centre in Bristol with a capacity of 650 and normally holds community events.

The doorman tuts and says “Interchangeable lens.” I’m a bit confused. “Tour manager has said no interchangeable lens cameras, sorry.” I returned to my car, out the equipment in the boot and went back to the gig.
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