11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson
-- Total US Ad Spending to See Largest Increase Since 2004 – eMarketer: “Total media ad spending in the US this year will see its largest increase in a decade, according to new figures from eMarketer. On the strength of gains in mobile and TV advertising, total ad investments will jump 5.3% to reach $180.12 billion, achieving 5% growth for the first time since 2004, when ad spending increased 6.7%.” SOURCE: http://www.editorandpublisher.com/Newsletter/Article/Total-US-Ad-Spending-to-See-Largest-Increase-Since-2004
06 Jun, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
AMAZON DESTROYING BOOK MARKET
-- SurvivalBackpack: “Seeking ever-higher payments from publishers to bolster its anemic bottom line,
Amazon is holding books and authors hostage on two continents by delaying shipments and raising prices. The literary community is fearful and outraged — and practically begging for government intervention
. SOURCE: http://survivalbackpack.us/amazon-destroying-physical-book-market/
15 Breathtaking Photos That Show How Google Glass Will Change Photography
- Lisa Eadicicco
Google's been hard at work trying to prove that its Glass headset
is more than just a toy for tech nerds, and one way its been doing that is by flaunting the eyewear 's photography capabilities. One of the key advantages when shooting with Glass is its ability to shoot in first-person vantage points that would only be possible with a wearable camera. Just like the smartphone revolutionized mobile photography,
it's quite possible that devices such as Google Glass will do the same.
PAPARRAZI: The other side of the lens
. (5 Q’s&A’
s). Sandy Cohen: ‘Kristen Bell's No Kids Policy seeks to reduce the market for paparazzi photography of celebrity children by leveraging celebrity itself: She assembled a roster of dozens of stars, from Jennifer Aniston to Jennifer Lawrence, who agreed not to grant interviews to entertainment shows or publications that purchase paparazzi imagery of famous people's children. But what about paparazzi photography?
Here's a look at the other side of the lens:
THE WEARABLE CAMERA
-- Panasonic Corporation has announced the world’s first 4K/30p Wearable Camera, the HX-A500 (A500). Featuring Wi-Fi® and NFC to connect to your phone, incredible image quality and straightforward functionality. The wearable camera enables you to capture scenes that puts viewers right there, in the thick of the action. SOURCE: http://www.shutterbug.com/content/panasonic-hx-a500-4k-30p-wearable-camera
16 May, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson
-- New Free Web Service Claims to Offer Solution. David Walker: “San Jose-based Fourandsix Technologies has announced plans to capitalize on “a growing distrust of manipulated images” with the launch of new forensic tool “to prove that hosted photos have not been modified with Photoshop or other tools,” The tool is available for free
to individual users at izitru.com. http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2014/05/new-free-web-service-claims-offer-solution-runaway-image-fakery.html
16 May, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson
A 1-Year-Old Magazine About Farming Is the Talk of the Media World
- Seth Fiegerman: “Ann Marie Gardner couldn't help but be starstruck by all the big names gathered at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan for the National Magazine Awards.
Her publication, Modern Farmer, was up against Vanity Fair, GQ and New York Magazine,
the latter of which had won the award in this category in previous years. Gardner had no expectation that she would win.
06 May, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY
-- Gareth Harris: “Why museums are focusing on photography - Last week, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Ar
t announced that it will launch the largest space for photography
of any museum in the country in 2016 as part of a major expansion. SOURCE: http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Mass-exposure-why-museums-are-focusing-on-photography/32219
22 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
WHAT’s TO COME -- Research and Markets: Light Field Photography Trends - Global Market Overview 2014 - Fort Mill Times: “This report predicts that the technology would give rise to new innovations in controls, design and camera lenses.
Light Field Cameras have remarkable capabilities such as post click readjustment of focus in images, change in image perspectives and effortless conversion between 2D and 3D pictures.
08 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
8 HOURS OF DEPARTURES
-- Impressive Composite Captures 8 Hours of Departures From LAX in a Single Frame - Gannon Burgett: “Now this is a composition. Spending an entire day just outside of LAX and another “eight or so hours” in Photoshop,
photographer Mike Kelley put together a photo he’s calling “Wake Turbulence”
— a composite that documents an entire day of departures from LAX.”
-- Facebook buys UK maker of drones to expand internet - Juliette Garside: Mark Zuckerberg,
Facebook's chief executive, has unveiled plans to beam broadband connections from the skies, using satellites, lasers and unmanned high-altitude aircraft designed by the 51-year old British engineer Andrew Cox. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/mar/28/facebook-buys-uk-maker-solar-powered-drones-internet
A SECURITY CAMERA?
- Gannon Burgett: Japanese security firm Security System Co. (gotta give them credit for originality) recently got in touch with the incredibly talented designer Chicara Nagata
— who creates high-end custom-made motorcycles
— to see if he would build them a security camera… SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/03/31/a-beautiful-two-wheeled-49cc-security-camera/
25 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- They raise privacy concerns - Tami Abdollah: “Police Officers at thousands of law enforcement agencies are wearing tiny cameras
to record their interactions with the public, but in many cases the devices are being rolled out faster than departments are able to create policies to govern their use.
They say that the lack of clear guidelines on the cameras' use could potentially undermine departments' goals. SOURCE: http://news.yahoo.com/officers-body-cameras-raise-privacy-concerns-143607269.html
04 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- Malicious Malware Uses Photos of Sunsets and Cats to Steal Banking Credentials - Gannon Burgett It’s a sad day for the Internet… according to Trend Micro’s security analysts, it’s been discovered that photographs of both sunsets and — even more heartbreaking — cats
being shared across the web contain malware capable of getting into your bank accounts. http://petapixel.com/2014/03/04/malware-makes-use-of-sunset-and-cat-images-to-steal-banking-credentials/
25 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
Japanese photographer Noriko Yabu
makes self-portraits, capturing her outstretched body and pinched face with her own lens. Yet, gazing upon her works, you'll quickly notice they aren't your average self-portraits
PHOTO: Noriko Yabu
25 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
HERE COME THE DRONES
-- This Amazing Footage Shows Why Drone Journalism Is About To Go Mainstream
- Jim Waterson: “Lewis Whyld, a photographer at the Daily Telegraph,
is one of the pioneers of British drone journalism. He went to the Philippines at the end of 2013 to capture this footage of the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Expect to see broadcasters using unmanned cameras
more during 2014. SOURCE: -- http://www.buzzfeed.com/jimwaterson/this-amazing-footage-shows-why-drone-journalism-is-about-to
25 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- Viralnova: “All is not as it seems with these paint-covered faces
You might not think it when looking at the first four pictures. http://www.viralnova.com/these-first-4-photos-were-just-kinda-neat-then-i-saw-the-5th-one-it-put-my-jaw-on-the-floor/
PHOTO: Eloy Morales
Now, candid photography
makes it to the big fat Indian wedding - Tarini Puri: “When Jatin Mamtani tied the knot with Chandan in October, he did not want the usual.
18 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
WEB DESIGN TRENDS
-- Predictinos for 2014.: Brittany Berg: “Think about how much stock photo sites know about us.
Through the account we create on their site, they get a glimmer into what our business does.
For the third year in a row, they’ve put together an infographic highlighting design trends. http://www.business2community.com/infographics/2014-web-design-trends-predicted-stock-photos-infographic-0770205
11 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
APPS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE
-- Amanda Mabel: “Here’s a review of my favourite mobile photography apps
and tips for how to use them. When using my iPhone for mobile photography, the three editing apps
I always turn to are PicFX, VSCOcam and Afterlight. Each app has its own unique features so choosing which one to use depends. edit http://www.vogue.com.au/blogs/spy+style/the+three+photography+apps+that+will+change+your+life,29393
Edited with Lana Preset
21 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
PRINT BOOKS Are Far From Dead
-- Joe Berkowitz: “A new infographic reveals some statistics about the plateauing of e-books and the triumph of hardcover sales
that should warm the hearts of bibliophiles. http://tinyurl.com/l4qao4r
17 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
MUST OWN APPP
-- Photography Apps Each Smartphone Photographer Should Consider - Jeff Guyer: “Thanks to ambitious app creators, though, we can trick out our smart phone cameras with a seemingly endless supply of options. From filtering and sharing, to editing and correcting, if there's something you want your smart phone camera to do, chances are there's an app for that. http://tinyurl.com/poxmvsz
19 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- Almost Half of All Newspaper Photographer Jobs Have Disappeared, Census Finds David Becker: “This year’s newsroom census by the American Society of News Editors quantifies the damage, finding that U.S. newspapers are employing 43 percent fewer photographers,
videographers and artists than they were in 2000. That’s three times the rate at which newspaper reporters (not exactly a rock-solid career category at the moment) are losing their jobs. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2013/11/12/almost-half-newspaper-photographer-jobs-disappeared-study-finds/
12 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
SMARTPHONE REPLACING CAMERA?
Point-and-shoot camera purchases seem to be on the decline - Syd Bolton: “Earlier this year, Apple produced a commercial promoting the fact that its cameras (contained within the iPhone) were the most popular in the world. If you look at the statistics on flickr - the world's most popular photo site (http://www.flickr.com/cameras) - it would appear that claim is true. The Top 3 cameras are the iPhone 5, 4S and 4.
Are the days of using a regular camera over?
21 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
PARKING SCOFFLAWS BEWARE
- The city of Scranton, PA is deploying a new tool: Photography. A car with roof-mounted cameras
will help root out people who evade two-hour time limits by simply feeding the parking meters. SOURCE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Scranton-Pa-to-ID-parking-scofflaws-with-photos-4890662.php
16 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- Will Future Camera Image Sensors be Made from them? David Becker: "Students at a British university may have hit upon the basis for the next generation of image sensors - a living module based on bio-engineered, light-sensitive bacteria
. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2013/10/10/will-future-camera-image-sensors-made-bacteria/
07 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
ART COLLECTIONS A CLICK AWAY
- William Grimes:: Wen Judy DeFord, a retired high school art teacher in Seattle, received an e-mail from Catherine Person Gallery recently, she saw a familiar name on its list of artists. It was a former student of hers, Allyce Wood. “I thought, ‘Great!,’ and I decided to make a purchase,” Ms. DeFord said. But instead of making the 10-minute trip to the gallery, she logged onto Amazon Art,
a fine-arts and collectibles category that Amazon introduced on Aug. 6.
She clicked on images by Ms. Wood, selected a pen-and-ink drawing of an unearthed plant root titled “Excavated” and, with a few clicks of the mouse, bought it for $160.
“I bought it through Amazon because it was quick and easy,”
NEW LOCATIONS TO PHOTOGRAPH
- 5 Creativeideas – John Davenport: “While I’d love to travel the world on a whim I just don’t have the means or time to do so which severely limits the range of my ‘new locations’ to places within driving distance from my house.
As a result I’ve developed this list of useful techniques for getting the most out of my local area and I hope that it will help you do the same!” http://digital-photography-school.com/5-creative-ways-find-new-locations-photograph
PHOTO John Davenport
01 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
Sexy is back
- Janelle Bitker: “When Lisa Lemus and her boyfriend broke up, she was stunned he wouldn’t give back the nude photos. Lemus had taken boudoir photographs — an increasingly trendy gift for romantic partners
— and liked them so much that she may order another set for herself. “I’d see those pictures every day, and I’d think, ‘That’s not bad for 40,’” the 39-year-old Roseville pastry chef said. “I’d remember the vixen on the inside.” SOURCE:
PHOTO: Autumn Payne / apayne[at]sacbee[dot]com
01 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
INSTAGRAM AS FASHION MUSE?
- Ruth La Ferla: “In the broadest sense, Instagram functions as a crowd-friendly extension of the traditional trunk show, in which clients could order variations on a design. “Instagram takes the process to the next level
and allows for mass collaboration.” “As a crowd-sourcing model, it’s a new way to take some of the guesswork
out of predicting consumer desires.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/15/fashion/fashions-latest-muse-instagram.html
Via Roy Iwaki
22 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
NEW PHOTOGRAPHY FRONTIER?
-- The Fine Art of Spying Ellen Gamerman: “This new type of art
is raising all kinds of thorny legal questions about such issues as privacy violations and permissible use of appropriated images, particularly where online images are concerned.” SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/loqv594
Artist Locks Lips With Strangers In Curious Photo Series
For the series "Return to Sender," photographer Tommy Kha locks lips with a variety of friends
, lovers and strangers before the camera. The curious part is: he looks wildly bored doing so. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/msb3xae
PHOTO: Tommy Kha
ROOTS OF CREATIVITY
-- Found in the Brain. Livescience: “The ability of humans to create art, think rationally or invent new tools has long interested scientists, and a new study reveals how the brain achieves these imaginative feats
.” SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/mxocg77
18 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: psn
WATCH A GIRL AGE
decades, almost imperceptibly, in minutes - Tim Hornyak: A new video from filmmaker Anthony Cerniello
. It shows a girl slowly and almost imperceptibly aging decades in about four minutes
PHOTOGRAPHY IN MOROCCO
-- Chipperfield to design photography museum for Marrakech. DeZeen: “The world's largest free-standing museum dedicated to photography
is set to be built in Marakech, Morocco by British firm David Chipperfield Architects. SOURCE:
11 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
The brave new world of online journalism and the harsh reality of concert photography
- Jay Gabler: “National touring acts are asking photographers to sign before being granted a
ccess to photograph their shows. Acts are requiring approval of all photos prior to publication and, further, demanding permission to republish the photos for their own purposes, in perpetuity, without payment or credit. Oh, and the photographer can publish the photos only in the designated publication—not even on a portfolio website.” SOURCE: http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/arts/concert-photography-blog
Slow Motion Video Booth Is The Best New Trend In Wedding Photography (VIDEO)
- Huffington Post: “Move over wedding photo booths -- there's a new reception activity in town and it's awesome. Meet the slow-motion video booth. We have a feeling this will be the next big thing in reception entertainment.” SOURCE:
-- For autistic
young man: Photography. Martha Kang: “W-H-Y-A-R-E-Y-O-U-H-E-R-E" he asks me, pointing to each letter on a letterboard to spell out the question. I tell him his photos have drawn me in, and I want to write a story about him
.” SOURCE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Photography-opens-new-world-for-autistic-young-man-4789645.php
04 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: psn
BRIGHTENING THE BLIGHT
-- Jorge Avellan and Peter Neumann. “ People in Detroit are decorating the outside of abandoned homes
to make them less of an eyesore. It's all part of a photography project run by the community group Focus: HOPE. SOURCE: http://www.tv20detroit.com/news/local/Blight-as-a-Photo-Project-221533391.html
26 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
: A NEW FORM. -- National Geographic Experiments With a New Form of Digital Storytelling
– Meghan Ahearn: “While a photo essay focusing on wildlife is nothing new for the magazine, this particular article was transformed into an immersive online experience. National Geographic
calls it the first of many experiments in digital storytelling. The microsite for the article, which can be found at http://ngm.com/serengeti-lion
utilizes still images, video, text and audio, much of which was captured on location during the three trips Nichols made to Africa between July 2011 and January 2013. SOURCE: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/National-Geographic--8854.shtml
EXHIBIT ON VACANT BILLBOARD
-- Photographer Partners with Billboard Company On Public Art Project - Photo District News: Wanting to get his portraits of Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg and other images from the early years of hip hop stars in front of the public, photographer Chi Modu
decided not to go to a gallery or a museum: Instead, he’s taken over billboards around New York City.“[Photographers] don’t need Nike to get us a billboard,” Modu says. “You can get a billboard without Nike; go ahead and show your work
.” SOURCE: http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2013/08/photographer-partners-with-billboard-company-on-public-art-project.html
NO MORE LIFE RISKING
-- Amazing Wildlife Images Thanks to Robots - Sara Cunningham: “Before the technological revolution, people working as photographers for a television used to take pictures of a wildlife risking their life. When I was watching a documentary about lions or tigers I was always wondering how they were taking videos or pictures from up-close. Yes, zooming also was a partial answer to my question but sometimes I was noticing photographer’s shadow right in front of the camera. National Geographic has found a new way
how to take amazing and intimate pictures of the wildlife. SOURCE: http://www.onlinegadgetstore.com/6825-national-geographic-takes-amazing-wildlife-images-thanks-to-robots/
PHOTO: How do you credit a robot?
NEED A WITNESS?
Bethan McKernan: “NYC wedding witness needed? Photogs say, 'I will'. Hundreds of people get married at New York City Hall every day. Some couples forget flowers or rings, but what about the one real necessity — a witness?
20 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson
-- Indian Market photographer demonstrates early art of tintype.
Tom Sharpe: “Will Wilson inspects his portrait of Peter Gold in a temporary darkroom during the 92nd Annual Indian Market on Saturday. Wilson was creating tintype portraits as gifts for people who would sit for him, in exchange for the right to use the images
in his own artistic project. “ SOURCE: http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/article_036b4f38-3858-5f2f-bbe5-435df8683e17.html
-- A Mesmerizing Look at NYC Legs. Every day on her 3-and-a-half mile trek to and from the Upper East Side of Manhattan, through Central Park, down to the midtown building that houses the New York Times Magazine, where she works as a associate photo editor, Stacey Baker keeps an eye out for interesting legs.
It comes naturally to the Chicago-native. SOURCE: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/08/moving-sculpture-a-mesmerizing-look-at-nyc-legs/
PHOTO: Stacey Baker
WANTED, TALES OF THE OLD TOWN HALL
-- Helen Korn: “A PHOTOGRAPHY suo is hoping to bring the former Oldham town hall back to life
- with faces from its past.” SOURCE:
13 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
JUST ANOTHER PHOTO
-- Amy Lonetzen: “Today’s kids, surrounded by photo technology, may not be fazed by another click of the camera, says Lisa Van Etta. “I just think they are so wrapped up in Facebook and texting and all of that that they just don’t really have time to worry about their school picture
,” she says. “In rural areas, school pictures are still big. When you get in the city, not so much.” SOURCE: http://www.lohud.com/viewart/20130809/LIFESTYLE01/308110024/School-picture-success-means-prep-not-poses
PHOTO: Life Touch School Photography
17 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
RAISING MONEY FOR YOUR PROJECT
--–Katherine Boyle Yes, Kickstarter raises more money for artists
than the NEA. Here’s why that’s not really surprising The crowdfunding site has, Chen told Isaacson, funded over $600 million in arts projects. “And,” said Isaacson, “that might be now more than the federal government spent on the arts in a given year?” adding a bit later that “in some ways… you’ve invented something that does what the NEA used to do and can’t quite do now.”
FRIGHTENING FOTOS IN RUSSIA
-- Step Right Up, Kids, the Predator Is Ready. Andrew E. Kramer: “The father knelt beside his hesitant daughter and gently encouraged her to set aside her fears and take a seat. “Don’t worry,” he whispered in her ear during a family outing to the circus, “it’s just a little kitty.”
But in fact, lounging on a low pedestal in the foyer of the Nikulin Circus in Moscow, and lazily twitching a long, tawny tail, the tigress named Chanel was no kitty at all.” SOURCE:
via Roy Ikawi
09 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- for Photography: A Street Photographer’s Perspective. D.L.Cade: “Street photographer and Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley Richard Koci Hernandez (known best as just Koci) lucked out when he won Google’s #ifihadglass contest and earned the right to purchase (that’s right, they didn’t give them to him for free) a Google Glass pair and become a “Glass Explorer.”
25 Jun, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
SENATE TO CONSIDER BILL FAVORING CAMERAS IN SUPREME COURT
– Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chuck Grassley (R-IO) introduced legislation Thursday that would require the Supreme Court to televise proceedings, just days before the high court is expected to hand down a series of major rulings.
Wills Citty: “The Cameras in the Courtroom Act of 2013 would require the Supreme Court
to offer live television access of proceedings unless a majority of Justices agree that doing so would violate the due process rights of a party before the Court. Currently, a written transcript of the proceedings is published each day the Court is session, and audio is posted at the end of the week.”
via Joe Stanski
-- TJ Donegan: “Smartphones have finally arrived as the go-to camera. Whether you consider them "real" cameras or not, the easy connectivity and creative possibilities provided by smartphones are kicking off a new photography boom
— and your cat couldn't be more ready for his close-up.” SOURCE:
The most popular three cameras among Flickr users are Apple's iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. Not Canon, not Nikon.
Rohn Engh: “I took this picture out the back door of our farmhouse last winter.
On a hot summer day, I tested Google Images
(you click on the little camera image icon at the end of the search bar) to see if I could locate any similar pictures to my snowy scene that other photographers have taken.
But alas! Google images looks at similar colors, shades, patterns and similar shapes, not mood or temperature! Here’s what I discovered”.
go to: www.photosource.com/designs.php
04 Jun, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
OLD NEWSPAPER PHOTOS
-- Photo Archive Raking in $120K per Week Selling them on eBay. DL Cade: ‘The Rogers Photo Archive is the largest privately held collection of still photos in the world. John Rogers has spent the last decade and a half buying and selling large quantities of photos to the general public.
By offering to digitize their archive for them he’s talked 11 of the biggest newspapers in the U.S. into selling him their entire archive of prints. http://petapixel.com/2013/05/29/photo-archive-raking-in-120k-per-week-selling-old-newspaper-photos-on-ebay/
21 May, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- POV (Point of View) photography project puts women in the frame
. In an industry dominated by male-made images, an extraordinary international project offers very personal points of view of five female photographers. SOURCE: http://mg.co.za/article/2013-05-17-00-pov-photography-project-puts-women-in-the-frame
14 May, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
How the New Google Images is Changing Traffic to Your Site
– Lauren Margolis By now you’ve probably noticed Google’s new and “faster” image search, launched in late January 2013. But many in the webmaster and search engine marketing community are not happy about the impact these updates are having on referral traffic coming from Google Images. In the past three months, we’ve seen a 78.69% drop in traffic to PhotoShelter members’ websites from Google Images search results (not Google web search results, but specifically image search results
07 May, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
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KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL !
-- Rays reporter Kelly Nash takes an impressively dangerous Fenway Park self-portrait - Jay Busbee: “Everybody wants a selfie these days, a self-portrait in some dramatic location. Kelly Nash, a Tampa Bay Rays reporter for Sun Sports, decided to show the folks back home where she was working, and picked an ideal moment during batting practice to snap the photo. Once she looked at it, she realized just how close she'd come to getting beaned.
PHOTO: Kelly Nash
WORLD’S BIGGEST PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
-- James Adams: “The Contact Photography Festival has been around for so long, (17 years) that residents of Canada’s largest city have come to see its annual arrival as a sort of inevitability, like the blossoming of the cherry trees in High Park or the return of the daffodils. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/art-and-architecture/we-never-looked-back-how-contact-became-the-worlds-largest-photography-event/article11643963/?cmpid=rss1
BACK TO THE DARKROOM – IN THAILAND
-- Photography group launches black and white exhibition in Phuket Old Town. A Phuket-based analogue camera group, which started with just two members, but developed into one of the largest communities of black and white photographers in Thailand, opened its first ever exhibition in Phuket Town. SOURCE: http://www.thephuketnews.com/photography-group-launches-black-and-white-exhibition-in-phuket-old-town-39093.php
23 Apr, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
IN INDIA: WILDLIFE SAFARIS
-- Wildlife Photography Has Become A Form Of ‘Trophy Hunting’
-- Prema Naraynen: “As a documentary film-maker, Shekar Dattatri has always been an outspoken and fierce supporter of wildlife conservation, he's won several prestigious international awards, and has even been a member of the National Board for Wildlife. He speaks to us about the new cult of 'weekend wildlife photographers’
that threaten the wildlife scene. . SOURCE: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/people/Now-wildlife-photography-has-become-a-form-of-trophy-hunting/articleshow/19660351.cms
LOOKING DOWN, LOOKING AROUND
-- Mark Feeney: “The arrival of photography created a new way of seeing. The arrival of aerial photography created a new way of using that new way of seeing
. Photographing from above offers a form of visual liberation. Its practitioners slip not only the surly bonds of Earth but the perhaps even surlier bonds of perspective and familiarity.” SOURCE: http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-art/2013/04/20/review-photos-neal-rantoul-brian-kaplan-aaron-siskind/MGEzqxYH8TJDUNG9tYs42N/story.html
DRONES FLY INTO REAL-ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY
-- Using a small remote-controlled copter and an iPhone, Australian Saul Goodwin has helped pioneer the newest twist to aerial photography;
a drone that travels up to 50 miles per hour equipped with a camera. SOURCE: http://online.wsj.com/article/
PHOTO: Melanie Tjoeng/Wall Street Journal
09 Apr, 2013 | Posted by: st
-- Koh Hui Theng: Policing food photography in Singapore: Smart or silly? National University of Singapore sociologist Paulin Straughan says: "Taking food pictures and posting them online is a growing phenomenon
. "Food is such an integral part of Singapore - and food photography highlights the positive aspects of sharing."
02 Apr, 2013 | Posted by: st
Megan Rose Dickey: “Sports photographer Nick Laham recently shot some beautiful portraits of the New York Yankees
baseball team. The photos came out great, but what's surprising is that Laham took the photos with his iPhone
, and "edited" them solely through Instagram.
Laham didn't need to use any fancy editing software like Photoshop
to enhance the images. Instead, Instagram worked just fine." http://in.finance.yahoo.com/news/cover-todays-york-times-represents-164232643.html
via Jenny Winkelman
The Photos: http://www.nicklaham.com/blog/?p=630
PHOTO: Nick Laham
Has digital photography leveled the field for editorial stock photographers? You have been asking that question for the past decade. Here’s some proof that your wish could be coming true. The landscape of photography has finally shifted (just like the music industry). Buyers are more interested in the photograph than who took the picture and with what equipment. –RE
CGI: TOOL FOR THE FUTURE
-- Enid Burns: “Perhaps product photography as a profession could one day become an endangered species
. When you look at product shots online or in print – whether it’s a car, phone, or computer – you may have thought to yourself, ‘How did they photograph it to look so good?
’ The products look clean and shiny, devoid of any blemishes, which seem too perfect to be real. Of course, no product ever looks that perfect when photographed, and we all know a fair amount of Photoshop retouching
is always involved in the post-editing process.”
Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/designers-use-keyshot-to-create-photo-realistic-images/#ixzz2PH14rU2j