Obviously, the site isn’t journalism—it’s documenting nothing more than Stanton’s own viewpoint and, now, how much he evidently enjoys being a known quantity. And art thrives on the unexpected, so it’s not that. Humans of New York is, as Stanton pushes his book and finds fans on the street, neither human nor, really, of New York.
In late 2013, the medical humanitarian organizationDoctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) sent four photographers and videographers—Kate Brooks, Ton Koene, Moises Saman and Yuri Kozyrev—to outposts in Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan, where MSF provides help to Syrian refugees. The project, shot over a single day, chronicles the Syrian war’s reach beyond the country’s borders.
So, to 50mm or not? HCB’s photography is all about unobtrusiveness. The 50mm matched his style and what he wanted. No one operates the 50mm like he did. And no one operates a 50mm like you do. It’s all up to the photographer what a 50mm is. There is no bad 50mm lens. There are just bad photographers.
Shopping for an action camera is like shopping for adhesive bandages: you either buy Band-Aids … or you pick up something called “Aid Plus Bandages” because they’re on sale. And when you bring them home, you just call them Band-Aids anyway. Read more…
There it is, I said it. I’ve been holding it back for years, before I even knew I wanted to be a photographer and it feels good to put it out there. I’ve told exactly two photographers about my handicap before tonight but I feel like its time to put it out there publicly. I was ashamed of it but I’m not anymore. It’s part of who I am. Read more…
At some point, as a photographer, someone has come up to us and said “Wow, that is a really nice camera, you must take really good pictures!” We then think to ourselves, it has nothing to do with the gear we use, but how we manipulate and use that gear, that creates the image. I agree with this sentiment. I know photographers who could out shoot majority of people, with only a point & shoot, even while up against the biggest, most well armed Uncle Bob’s of the world.
However, gear plays a key and pivotal role in the outcome of the overall image. Do you really believe that very highly paid and accomplished photographers use very expensive gear, because they have nothing better to spend their money on? No, top end gear allows them to produce images at the very best level possible.
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.
No One is Making a Bad Camera, You’re Just a Bad Photographer —The Phoblographer
If you want better pictures, just go out and get a camera and a lens and whatever you need to create the scene that you want. You know why? Because no one is making bad products anymore. In this stage of the global economy, no one can afford to screw up. So instead, go train yourself to be a better photographer.
High in the Himalaya: 36 Avalanches and a Silent Refuge —National Geographic
We are high in the Garhwal region of the Indian Himalaya, standing at 17,500 feet atop the giant Gangotri glacier, surrounded by 23,000-foot peaks, many unclimbed. It is said to be the birthplace of India’s sacred river, the Ganges. It has taken us nearly ten days to get here—six of them by foot walking through treacherous, glacial moraine. We are miles from any whisper of civilization.
This post is something I’ve struggled with for months, and debated even writing. But it’s time to share my story, and explain why I’ve been absent. Read more…
Chasing the Sacred: Down the Ganges From Snow to Sea —National Geographic
The idea was simple. Follow the holy waters of this river source to sea. Climb to the top of the Ganges watershed and follow its flow through the Himalaya, across the Gangetic plain and through the delta to where it kisses the ocean. It would be the classic, age-old river trip down India’s lifeline—a window into the country’s culture, religion, industry, birth, ritual, and love, even death. The goal would be to document the river and the world around it and even measure water quality en route.