Boudoir Photography Boudoir photography’s increasingly popularity is telling us that people are losing their inhibitions, which can be a great thing, but boudoir photography is not new at all, it first started taking off in the early ‘20s. Back then it was only actresses and models who would be shot in skimpy outfits inside their […]
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 2013 Maija Tammi (b. 1985, Finland) is currently working on her doctoral thesis in photography at Aalto University. Her photographs and sculptures converse on topics around disgust, fear and abnormality. In 2011 she won the Fotofinlandia award (the largest photography award in Finland) and the Photojournalist of the Year 2010 award. Her work has […]
Cheng Yun, 75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre. Nanjing, China 2012 Amanda Mustard (b. 1990, USA) is a freelance photojournalist based in Cairo. Born and raised on a Pennsylvania Christmas tree farm, she has worked on stories in Mid-East, China, and across Southeast Asia for Redux Pictures, Wonderful Machine, ZUMA Press, and Polaris Images. Amanda […]
Breaking: Sony has announced its new Alpha 7 II, which the company has managed to keep very close to its chest. The big story on this 24MP full-frame mirrorless is its 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization - the first of its kind. Sony claims that this IS system can reduce shake by 4.5 stops using the CIPA standard. More to come...
Fujifilm has unveiled two macro extension tubes for its X-series interchangeable lens cameras, as well as a launch date for the previously-promised Fujifilm X-T1 firmware. More firmware updates are also announced for the X-E2, X-E1, X-Pro1 and X-30, as well as the introduction of tethering software for PC. Read more
This was taken in Provincetown, Massachusetts. All I know about it is the year and location. Scanned from the original 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.
Paris, the latest installment in The Traveling Photographer series, has just posted to Lynda.com. Photographed this past May, the hour-long episode includes lots of practical, real-world advice for anyone who may be considering traveling to Paris with their camera. Show More Summary
Just announced by a company of the same name, the Lume Cube is an off-camera lighting option that can be used with a smartphone or GoPro Hero action camera. Thanks to its silicone shell it is water resistant and a 1/4-inch thread makes it mountable on a tripod or other camera support. Show More Summary
Panasonic has announced another firmware update for the Lumix DMC-GH4, this one following closely after the update it pushed out in September enabling tethering and 4K photo mode. The software is scheduled to release on an unspecified day in December, and will bring with it changes revolving around video output options. Read more
From the early 1900s comes this nightshirted posse of college men, possibly in Wyoming. Three cheers for old Pimento U! 4x5 glass negative. View full size.
Although the access to satellite imagery has never been as broadly available as today, it is still not without its issues. The pictures are often very old because shooting a satellite up to (near) space with a rocket is just crazy expensive. In fact, according to Will Marshall, building a satellite can cost up to $85o,000,000 [...]Show More Summary
It’s Day Three of the Photocritic Holiday Gift Guide and we’ve switched from interchangeable lens cameras to smartphone photography. In-keeping with our previous (and indeed future) lists, it’s a mixture of practical and fun. There should be something here for anyone who ventures out with their smartphone, whether an addict or an occasional shooter! Easy-Macro […]
Day Two of the Photocritic Holiday Gift Guide takes us into the world of the the close-up, and macro photography. We’ve compiled a list of suggestions for people who might be starting out and want to give macro a try, or who’ve been at it a little while and might need some kit to help […]
We have received our first Christmas card here in the Bowker household. We’re putting its early appearance down to a combination of my aunt’s ruthless efficiency and her desire to ensure it made it from the Antipodes before, rather than after, Christmas. Despite the fact that I try my hardest to push Christmas from my […]
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