Posts Tagged ‘stories’

‘Photography Woes’ Meme Shares the Cringeworthy Things Photographers Hear

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There’s a new set of photography memes that have generated quite a bit of attention over the past week. “Photography Woes” is a set of meme images featuring true horror stories by professional photographers that are both funny and sad at the same time.
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Analog Stories: Brooks Sterling on Shooting Surfing with a Nikonos Film Camera

Photographer and filmmaker Matt Mangham has launched “Analog: Stories of Film Photography,” a series of short videos that explore the current state of film photography. “Ever since getting into film photography, I’ve been so passionate about learning from others using film in one way or another,” he writes. “It’s a dying medium and yet in a lot of ways a thriving one.”

The first video (above) is a profile of surf photographer Brooks Sterling, who talks about how he uses film cameras (including the 35mm Nikonos underwater camera) for his images.
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The Stories Behind the Shots: An Interview with White House Photographer Pete Souza

Official White House photographer Pete Souza was recently interviewed by journalist Al Hunt for his “On the Story” program. In the 17-minute interview (shown above), Souza offers a glimpse into what his life is like on the front lines of world history.

We also hear the stories behind a number of Souza’s most famous photographs of President Obama and President Reagan (whom he also served as official White House photographer).
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Do Good Stories Trump Good Photos? HONY, Selby and More

Photo by Brandon Stanton

Photo by Brandon Stanton

Photos have been historically considered as a means to record history. But the proliferation of digital devices and social media have turned photography into a visual language. Photos go viral for a multitude of reasons (e.g. humor), but it’s often stories that effectively communicate a story that resonate with our humanness and humanity. I’ve recently come across two examples where good stories arguably beat out better photos as shown by the viral spread throughout social media. Do you agree? Read more…

Google+ Stories Can Automatically Create Impressive Albums from Your Uploads

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In their ongoing efforts to better organize and curate media, Google has announced the addition of Google+ Stories. Automatically pulling together media and data from photographs uploaded to Google+, Stories pieces together impressive chronological photo albums. Read more…

Snapchat Debutes Stories, a Disappearing Recap of Snaps from the Last 24 Hours

Since it first burst onto the scene, Snapchat has become a major player in the social fabric of today. Once, the self-destructing photo messaging model was considered a fad, but no more. As Snapchat surges towards the possibility of a billion dollar valuation and usage statistics continue to climb, that “fad” is clearly more than just that.

But that doesn’t mean the Snapchat team has been sitting in the office twiddling their thumbs, they’ve been hard at work creating an exciting update that was finally announced today called Stories. Read more…

Life After Steel

In the aftermath of the Sparrows Point Steel Mill's closure in Baltimore, Maryland, 58-year-old Bobby Curran returns to college to retrain for a new profession.

Aug 12, 2013 · Eric Kruszewski

Using a Gigantic Wet Plate Van Camera to Tell the Stories of People in America

Earlier this year, we shared a beautiful short documentary, titled “Silver & Light“, which featured Los Angeles-based photographer Ian Ruhter and the gigantic wet plate photographs he shoots using a van that he converted into a massive camera. Since then, Ruhter’s work has received a good deal of attention; the video now has nearly 1 million views, and Ruhter has been traveling around the country and using his special photography to tell the stories of people he meets.

He has just released the new video above, titled “American Dream.” It’s an inspiring look at some of Ruhter’s first shoots for the project (note: it contains some strong language).
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Looking at the Land: Landscape Photogs Explain the “Why” Behind Their Shots

Andy Adams of FlakPhoto has an interesting new digital exhibition titled Looking at the Land — 21st Century American Views that features 88 landscape photographs captured around the United States since 2000. What’s neat is that each of the images is accompanied by an explanation of “why” it exists. Adams asked each of the photographers the same questions, with the main one being, “Why did you photograph this place?”
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Photographs of Fictitious Dishes Found in Famous Novels

Oliver’s gruel in Oliver Twist

Photographer Dinah Fried has a series of photographs titled Fictitious Dishes that features the the meals described in five famous novels: The Catcher in the Rye, Oliver Twist, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Moby Dick. Working off a few lines of text in the books describing what the characters ate, Fried cooks up the food herself and then photographs the meals from above (the perspective reminds us of IKEA’s recipe book photos).
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