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Steve McCurry’s Assistant Arrested in $654,358 ‘Afghan Girl’ Art Theft Case

  The famous photographer, best known for his ‘Afghan Girl’ photograph which graced the cover of National Geographic, will soon be looking for a new manager of fine art print sales after his current one was charged with theft and related offenses. According to Chester (PA) County District Attorney Tom Hogan, Bree DeStephano stole prints, [...]Show More Summary

Turn your tablet into an external monitor for more on-the-go workspace

One problem that we photographers (and other creative pros) run into a lot is the need for additional screen real estate.  For those on the go and working from laptops, it’s really not convenient to carry around an extra LCD monitor in your bag (obviously).  But, if you have an iPad or Android tablet, you may [...]Show More Summary

Rainy Day Woman: 1940

November 1940. "Main street intersection in Norwich, Connecticut, on a rainy day." 35mm nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

Velo POP Claims to Be The Fastest Retail Trigger In The World

After successfully funding the Vela One – an uber-high-speed strobe the obvious question was now that you have a trigger that can freezer a bullet in mid air, how do you trigger it to catch the action. This is why I am not surprised that Vela Labs now announces the Vela Pop, a companion sound trigger [...]Show More Summary

My Dear Mr. President: 1939

Production of the U.S. Department of Interior's radio play My Dear Mr. President, broadcast on Jan. 8, 1939, the subject of which was the Interior Secretary's annual report to the President. January 1939. "Reception room, office, script writers' room, small and large studios, and sound control room. Show More Summary

Journalist Forced to Stop Recording as ‘Tripods Are Not Allowed on New York City Property’

“A few Sundays ago, on May 10, 2015, I went down to a public pier in New York City (Pier 11) to shoot a fun video about the interesting fleet of boats…”, said Josiah Ryan of The Blaze, but what happened that day left him “shaken and pondering what kind of First Amendment rights journalists, [...]Show More Summary

Instagram Hub Feature Photo = Copyright Grab? #Instascam

I recently decided to finally get on the Instagram bandwagon (shameless plug: follow me @jpdanko) and I came across what apparently is the widespread practice of “hub” users taking other user’s images and reposting them to their own feed as a “feature” photo (please forgive my wide eyed innocence…). At a glance, this practice essentially seems to [...]Show More Summary

Being Stuck in Traffic Never Looked So Good 

Of all the things to photograph, people stuck in traffic jams during the middle of the summer doesn’t really sound like a lot of fun. But Chris Dorley-Brown did just that over the course of two summers in the mid-1980s in East London for what was initially an assignment to photograph the privatization of Rolls Royce. Show More Summary

First Hands-On Review of the Nikon D810A

Nikon’s dedicated astrophotography camera isn’t planned to start shipping until next week, but Swedish astrophotographer Göran Strand was lucky enough to get his hands on a D810A for a review. The review includes high ISO noise comparisons between the D800E, D810, D810A and D3s, and covers some of the camera’s new astro-oriented features. Göran also [...]Show More Summary

Finding Commercial Photography Clients: Part Three; Getting Personal

(NOTE) If you are just coming into this series, I highl […] Categories: Essays Featured Going Pro (Read more...)

How to Use the Right Captions on Your Photos to Better Connect With Viewers

30 years ago, we used slides, prints and albums to share photos with family and friends.  Now, between Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Google+ and 500px, you have more options than ever to share your photos.  The problem is, how do youShow More Summary

New Gear: Phase One XF Medium Format Camera System

The latest camera system from Phase One is built to go big and get there fast…

Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM real-world samples gallery

The EF 50mm F1.8 STM is Canon's newest iteration of its classic 'nifty fifty' lens. It's a fast, inexpensive normal lens on a full frame DSLR, but also functions as an 80mm equivalent lens on Canon's APS-C bodies. How does it perform in real-world use? We've been using the lens for a few days and put together a gallery of samples. Show More Summary

Meet the New Phase One XF Camera System and IQ3 Backs

Phase One has released a new XF camera system and three new IQ3 medium format digital backs, hailing them as a “fundamental re-engineering” of its medium format camera system. The XF camera incorporates revamped electronics and a new...Show More Summary

Phase One XF medium format camera system offers new AF system and touchscreen interface

Phase One has announced its new modular medium format XF camera system. The body features a new 'Honeybee' autofocus platform (created 'in-house'), touchscreen interface, and your choice of optical viewfinders. It supports the company's IQ1 and new IQ3 digital backs, with the latter supporting resolutions of up to 80MP. Show More Summary

Pictures of an Underwater Fashion Show in 1947

Here's a photo set of summer fashions shot by Sam Shere in 1947 for LIFE Magazine. See more »

Behind the Scenes of Colorado’s $700 Million Pot Business

All clinical approach to a taboo subject --- marijuana legalization. The post Behind the Scenes of Colorado’s $700 Million Pot Business appeared first on WIRED.

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