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external Instagram Photos from Gaza Show the Shift from a Summer Lull to War —Washington Post

At the start of this summer, Instagram feeds of Gazans didn’t look too different from the rest of the world — photos of beaches, selfies and delicious food were filtered according to the appropriate hashtag. In July, everything changed.

 
Aug 19, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Getty Photographer and Former Marine Scott Olson Arrested Monday in Ferguson


The photograph above, tweeted out by Huffington Post justice reporter Ryan J. Reilly, shows Getty photographer Scott Olson being taken into custody by Ferguson police while covering the ongoing protests and riots sparked by the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed African American man who was shot and killed by police on August 9th. Read more…

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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Woman Shocked After Finding a Photograph of Herself Used as Cigarette Box Warning Labels

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According to reports from Mexican news outlets, a woman named Soledad Félix has filed an official complaints with the Juárez City Human Rights Commission after finding a photo of herself being used as a warning label for packs of cigarettes. The picture was taken while she was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack, and was used — without her knowledge or permission — by a number of tobacco companies as part of their mandated warning against the use of tobacco.

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About a Photograph: USA Today Photographer Remembers His Experience Shooting Robin Williams

In their most recent episode of the video series “About a Photograph,” the folks over at Think Tank Photo decided to pay tribute to the late, great Robin Williams in their own way, speaking with a photographer who was fortunate enough to capture the comic genius on film. Read more…

external Has the A-level results photograph come of age? —The Guardian

Is this the year that the A-level photo finally grew up? The stereotypical results-day photograph shows a row of photogenic blonde girls jumping for joy. But this year things were different. We had leaping teachers, grinning boys in glasses, a wounded soldier and girls in headscarves. There were very nearly no leaping blondes at all.

 
Aug 15, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

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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Did You Know: Studies Show People Believe They Look Like the Retouched Version of Themselves

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Remember the “Dove Real Beauty Sketches” advertisement? It was the ad that brought in various women, and then had those women and a stranger they had just met describe them to a forensic artists. This, in the end, showed the original participants that they were far more beautiful than they saw themselves.

It was an admirable advertisement that went viral, but according to a series of studies performed last year by psychological researchers Nicholas Epley of the University of Chicago and Erin Whitchurch of the University of Virginia, the Dove campaign might just have it backwards. In other words: they found that we actually think we’re MORE attractive than we really are. Read more…

Photographer Photographs Two Mimes in 1974, Only Realizes 35 Years Later that One Was Robin Williams

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Robin Williams tragic death has left the entire world in shock, grieving for a man whose entire professional life was dedicated to bringing joy to others. Many are taking time now to pay tribute to the academy award-winning actor and comedian, and as clips and stories from decades long gone surface, some incredible stories have come to light.

One such story involves photographer Daniel Sorine, who in 1974 thought he was just photographing two random mimes in Central Park, only to discover 35 years later that he had captured a then little-known Robin Williams on film. Read more…

external How Street-Style Photography Got Real —The Guardian

“I work within the fashion world, and I understand that street style is embedded within it,” he says. “But to me, style is something else – it might be a colour, or it might be an attitude or a dialogue. I have nothing against it [street style], but there’s something about someone posing that removes the naturalness.”

 
Aug 14, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external Call Me Ed: A Day With Edward Snowden —Wired

It took nearly a year of work and many months of negotiation to win Snowden’s cooperation. Now the first meeting was just minutes away. I’ve led a lot of cover shoots in my 20 years in magazines: presidents, celebrities, people I’ve admired, and people I’ve reviled. Cowboys and stateswomen. Architects and heroes. But I’d never felt pressure like this.

 
Aug 13, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »