Photographer Bimal Ramdoyal wrote a tutorial sharing how he created a flexible and powerful 3-point LED lighting kit.
Photojournalist Michel du Cille Dies On Assignment In Liberia —Washington Post
Michel du Cille, a Washington Post photojournalist who was a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his dramatic images of human struggle and triumph, and who recently chronicled the plight of Ebola patients and the people who cared for them, died Thursday while on assignment for The Post in Liberia. He was 58.
Don’t shoot for contests. Let me phrase that another way. DO NOT shoot FOR contests. Shoot FOR you. Shoot FOR your client. Shoot for anything but contests. You are your best and worst judge and it is you that you have to beat each and every time you go out and shoot. I’ve met photographers whose sole purpose in life were to win some of these contests. They wanted the plaques and the recognition. Some did well. They shot for the contests and they knew what kind of stuff generally placed. Many others never got so much as an honorable mention. It’s nice to be recognized by your industry as being good at what you do but it isn’t the end goal with life. It shouldn’t be.
An In-Depth History of Group f.64 —NYTimes | LENS
Photography is not an art. It is a technology. We have no excuse to ignore this obvious fact in the age of digital cameras, when the most beguiling high-definition images and effects are available to millions. My iPad can take panoramic views that are gorgeous to look at. Does that make me an artist? No, it just makes my tablet one hell of a device.
The news that landscape photographer Peter Lik has sold his picture Phantom for $6.5m (£4.1m), setting a new record for the most expensive photograph of all time, will be widely taken as proof to the contrary.
Jonathan Jones over at The Guardian has some pretty harsh things to say about photographer Peter Lik’s record breaking sale.