Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

The 25 Most Popular Smartphone Photos on Flickr in 2014

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The most popular cameras on Flickr these days are smartphone cameras. In fact, the top 5 cameras are all different phone models: the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S5, and iPhone 6.

Last month we shared the 25 most popular photos on Flickr through 2014. That list included images captured any all types of cameras. Here’s a second look at what the top 25 photos were when only smartphone images are considered.
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Photographers Ignite: 5-Minute Presentations in 20 Rapid-Fire Slides

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An ignite is a type of event in which presenters are given 5 minutes to talk about a subject in just 20 slides. Each slide is shown for only 15 seconds before the slideshow is automatically advanced. It’s a rapid fire of learning and inspiration that has the motto: “Enlighten us, but make it quick!”

In 2010, photographer Kevin Kubota launched a Photographers Ignite event at WPPI, and the show has since become a staple of the expo.
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Annie Leibovitz Discusses Her Life, Work and Passion on an Exhibition Tour

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Back in 2008, the team over at Advancing Your Photography were invited to an exclusive gallery tour of Annie Leibovitz’s best photographs — an event led by Leibovitz herself. Those in attendance were treated to the photographer sharing about her life and work, and the intersection of those two worlds.
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Lightroom Iron Chef: 29 Submitted Photos Processed Live In Front of a Crowd

Photographer Stu Maschwitz of Prolost recently paid a visit to the Bay Area Lightroom User Group and tried something he’s always wanted to do: Lightroom Iron Chef.

He took 29 audience-submitted photographs and post-processed them in Lightroom in front of a live audience of more than 100 people, all while providing a running commentary of what he’s doing and why.
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Moments In Time: An Inspiring 1-Minute Photo Essay for Photographers

Photographer and Lightroom expert Jeff Hirsch created this 1-minute photo essay titled “Moments in Time” about the ephemeral nature of our daily lives, and the task of capturing fleeting moments with your camera as a photographer. It’s a combination of 99 words and 550 photos in 60 seconds.
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Slow-Motion Wedding Ring Shots Captured with Fire, Water, and Gravity

Archie and Sansan of the Manila, Philippines-based wedding videography service Alt X Videos sent in this little bit of inspiration for wedding ring shots. It’s a collection of their best clips and concepts, many of which are “not for the faint hearted” (the couple says they won’t ever try some of the clips again).

Their goal was to make “heart stopping” ring shots for newlyweds by using fire, water, and gravity in creative — but risky — ways. Everything was captured with a Sony FS700.

Lynsey Addario: A Conflict Photographer Whose Life is Marked by Love and War

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Lynsey Addario is a 41-year-old photojournalist who has taken her camera into virtually ever major theater of war in the 21st century. She has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Darfur, the Congo, Haiti, and Libya (she was one of the four NYTimes journalist kidnapped in Libya in 2011).

In addition to documenting wars for the world to see, Addario is passionate about human rights and the topic of women’s roles in traditional societies.
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10 Photographers Share Their Favorite Pictures Shot with a Leica M Rangefinder

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To mark the 60th anniversary of its M line of rangefinder cameras, Leica recently interviewed 10 well known photographers about their experience with the camera and their favorite photos captured with it.
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LightBox Photography Cards Provide a Deck Full of Photo Inspiration and Challenges

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Photographer Paul Michael Kane has created a clever new product that’s designed to inspire and encourage photographers in their creativity and shooting. It’s called LightBox Photography Cards, and is a deck of 52 cards that can help shuffle things up in your photography and “get you out shooting in new and exciting ways.”
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James Nachtwey on the Power Photography Has to Change Our World

Photojournalist and war photographer James Nachtwey received a Lifetime Achievement Award this past Monday from the American Society of Magazine Editors. The 3.5-minute video above is his acceptance speech in which he talks about the power of photojournalists to create positive change in the world.
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