Editorial

 

external How the Selfie Stick Is Killing the Selfie Read more: See How the Selfie Stick is Killing the Selfie —TIME

The “selfie stick”—a small, articulated monopod designed for cell phone-wielding photographers—is, by all accounts, more popular than ever. “[Just last month], I’ve seen several around midtown Manhattan, including inside Grand Central Terminal and outside the main branch of the New York Public Library,” says Henry Posner, the director of corporate communications at the popular B&H Photo retail chain.

 
Aug 29, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external Musings: Jason Larkin’s Mysterious Ascension Island —National Geographic

“Most large ecosystems like forests take thousands of years to develop and become sustainable. I wanted to know what that feels like to go into a natural space that has been created in a fraction of that time. I wanted to capture the feeling and mood of the place, the tension between the artificial and natural.”

 
Aug 29, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external How to Deal with a Rude Photographer —Photofocus

I’ve been blessed with a dual career! For over 30 years I’ve been teaching the Martial Arts and for over 20 years I have been a professional photographer. Over the years I have learned to merge the two skill sets. In that time I’ve come to the realization misguided Black Belts and misguided Photographers have rude egos.

 
Aug 28, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

How to Alienate Photography Models in Five Easy Steps

Back in June, I decided to try my hand at modeling. Read more…

external How Smartphones Have Changed the Way We Experience Photography —TIME

From film reels to memory cards to cell phones, it seems perfectly logical to trace the roots of the last dozen seismic shifts in photography to the physical devices used to capture images, but an exhibit at the Center for Photography at Woodstock has taken a more philosophical approach to the rise of smartphones and their drastic impact on the way we use and respond to photography.

 
Aug 28, 2014 · ↬ Via · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external Race Seen Through Viewfinders —NY Times

To describe Thomas Allen Harris’s “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” as a history of African-American photography would be accurate but incomplete. Inspired by the book “Reflections in Black” (2000), Deborah Willis’s groundbreaking and thorough excavation of a vital and neglected photographic tradition, Mr. Harris’s film is a family memoir, a tribute to unsung artists and a lyrical, at times heartbroken, meditation on imagery and identity.

 
Aug 27, 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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Please Don’t Be the One to Get Drones Banned

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Photography drones are facing a perilous atmosphere of distrust and legal chaos. In these circumstances, even small mistakes can have big consequences. A shift in public sentiment against private drone usage could easily result in the application of restrictive regulations, or perhaps even conditional bans. Read more…

external On Publishing Photos of a Public Execution by Hamas Fighters —BagNews

As we’ve been asking in instance after instance over many months now, where is the line between news and propaganda? Between reporting and enabling? Between editorial responsibility and corporate self-interest when it comes to publishing such material?

 
Aug 27, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Approaching the Problem of Style

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To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art.

~ Charles Bukowski

Easier said than done, I think. Good, actionable advice on how to develop your photographic style is hard to find. Clichés, on the other hand, sprout like lawn weeds everywhere: “Style develops over time; you can’t rush it!”, “Confidence creates style!”, “Imitate other people’s work and put a twist on it!”, “Here are 3 ways/8 ways/10 tips to creating style!”
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external Why I Love My Leica —The Guardian

From Henri Cartier-Bresson to Annie Leibovitz, many of the 20th century’s most defining images were shot on a Leica. [The Guardian's] technology columnist, a lifelong fan, tells the story of the camera that almost died and was triumphantly reborn in the digital age.

 
Aug 25, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · 2 Comments »