3.01.2015

Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Decisive Collection

Recommended: Dumb Photos for Dumb People

Dumb Photos for Dumb People



Suppose you’re the director of photography (DoP) at a big magazine or newspaper and suppose your budget has been slashed (but I repeat myself).

How do you keep publishing great images?

You can no longer afford to hire great photographers. If you could afford them, you’d still have to get them to sign a work-for-hire agreement, which the great ones won’t do. Well, a few of them will, but you need to properly compensate them, put them on staff, and float them a low interest loan on their upstate, weekend home. So that’s not happening, because remember, you’ve got no money. To make matters worse, the day-rate you offer freelance photographers hasn’t risen in 25 years.... (READ ARTICLE - by Kenneth Jarecke via medium.com)

2.26.2015

How Manuel Becker Improved His Photography

"The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this question I would answer in the same way: by telling people which camera I was using, but that it didn’t really matter in my opinion.

Beginners and hobby photographers usually expect that, if they can only save enough money to buy much better equipment, this will improve their results in a linear way. Maybe that’s the reason so many people are buying DSLR cameras without knowing how or even having an open mind about learning how to use one..." READ FULL ARTICLE (via PetaPixel)

Sony World Photography Shortlist


















See Shortlist of Winners from Sony World Photography:

2.25.2015

How Long Shots in Birdman are Done




Watch: How The Extremely Long Shots In ‘Birdman’ Are Made: via DesignTaxi

China's Street Photographer Tao Liu



Chinese Street Photographer Tao Liu has made a splash with his wit and timing giving a different glimpse of his country through his lens.

2.23.2015

Adobe Photoshop: 25 Years Old (via NPR)

Jessie Tarbox Beals: America's First Photojournalist










































"Here’s a photograph of Jessie Tarbox Beals, America’s first female photojournalist, with her camera on a street a century ago..." (Read More and See Photos via PetaPixel)


Spanish Artist Use Photoshop to Add Fat

 
David Lopera, 20, digitally alters photos to make celebrities appear fatter (See Photos)

2.22.2015

Volkswagen Anti-Selfie and Driving Ads










































"Volkswagen Ads Show The Deadly Consequences Of Taking Selfies While Driving" (See Ads via Design Taxi)

Fashion Photographer Erwin Blumenfeld




MediaStorm Projects on Award Shortlist


For Michael Tabon, being black, young and poor in America made incarceration feel inescapable. Behind bars he realized his true destiny: to be a one-man prison and premature death prevention power movement. Fight Hate with Love explores what's possible and what's sacrificed when one man tries to cha See the project at http://mediastorm.com/publication/fight-hate-with-love

2.20.2015

Portraits of Cuba - Carolyn Cole




















"Los Angeles Times photographer Carolyn Cole spent several days in Cuba after President Obama announced plans to normalize relations between the United States and the island nation and captured these images."  SEE PHOTOS

2.17.2015

Rules and Ethics of Digital Photojournalism

Debating the Rules and Ethics of Digital Photojournalism

"Significant questions have arisen after a large number of images were disqualified from this year’s World Press Photo competition because of excessive — and sometimes blatant — post-processing. After independent experts examined the images being considered for prizes in the final rounds, and presented their findings to the jury, 20 percent of the photos were disqualified by the judges. This was often because of significant addition or subtraction to the image content. These disqualifications — almost three times more than in last year’s competition — have generated discussion about the standards in photojournalism for post processing and the alteration of images. Understandably, there is concern over the degree of manipulation in widely published images. Hoping to forge a conversation on what happened and how the photojournalism community might move forward, Lens has asked several participants in the World Press Photo competition, as well as other photographers, to reflect on these issues..."(READ FULL ARTICLE) - via The New York Times Lens Blog