Today, as many around the world prepare to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the landings, pictures of tourists soaking up the sun on Normandy’s beaches stand in stark contrast to images taken around the time of the invasion.
Then and Now: Normandy Beaches in 1944 and 2014 —International Business Times
Boy, do we have some “no freaking way” news for you today. According to Elle Magazine and Hartford, CO news station WFSB, plastic surgeons are seeing an increase in requests for “hand lifts.” A trend that many reports claim is directly related to the desire for better looking hands in engagement ring photos. Cue face palm. Read more…
Stuart Franklin: How I Photographed Tiananmen Square —The Guardian
Psychologist Starts Site For Photoshopping Online Dating Pictures —Business Insider
Dr. Steven Nakisher told The New York Daily News people should “select at least one flattering full-body shot and one good close-up from the bunch and get a professional to clean up those images” because it will help their personal brand.
But of course, the catch: he’s touting his own business, a photo-editing site called PicTricks of which he is the CEO. For $5 per photo, professional Photoshoppers will make you look like an A-Lister, perfect for your Tinder or OkCupid profile.
Chances are good many of our readers couldn’t care less about a wedding photo from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding, or even what the most popular photo on the photo sharing service Instagram is. But the story behind the photo that claims both of those titles is actually pretty interesting. Read more…
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.
Dan Chung, a photographer and cameraman working for mastheads such as The Guardian, was quoted in 2012 as saying there was no future in photojournalism.
“That was probably the biggest misquote of my career!” Chung explains as we meet in Sydney. He is in town for a few days to deliver a talk on storytelling and photojournalism.
“What I actually said was photojournalism as a profession is pretty much dead. And I still believe that. If you think that you can leave college, go into a career as a photojournalist and live till you’re 65 and retire — that’s just never going to happen.”
Want To Sell More Photos? Tell ‘Em A Story —Photo Focus
In order to differentiate from the crowds, we photographers must become visual storytellers. We must make the photo an experience. If you are trying to make a living selling photos, then your job is to take something that is free (a selfie) and turn it into something worth paying for. (The same thing is true if you are simply competing for eyeballs on ViewBug, Flickr or 500px).
Utah’s Wasatch High School is drawing international media attention after it was discovered that the school had Photoshopped some of its students’ yearbook pictures to show less skin, presumably in the name of modesty. Read more…