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What I’ve Learned So Far; Seventeen; “Funk In, Funk Out, Funk Off”

I know that being a professional photographer should be […] Categories: Essays What I've Learned (Read more...)

Determining Hypothetical License Fees When You Wouldn’t Have Licensed the Use

Many infringers argue that they don’t owe, even at minimum, a license fee for a infringing use because the copyright owner wouldn’t have licensed the use, even if asked for permission in the first place. But that’s not correct. Instead, as the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held in Oracle v SAP, 12-16944, U.S. Show More Summary

Using Rain Puddles to Create Unique Reflection Photos

Implementing water into a shoot ratchets up the drama in the images but also the difficulty in the execution. I equate the learning curve of lighting water to learning how to light metal objects and other reflective surfaces. It’s not a quick learn, so be patient with yourself. Show More Summary

Daredevil takes a selfie against The Blue Fire Of Kawah Ijen Volcano

Bangkok based photographer and daredevil Keow Wee Loong is known for taking selfies in dangerous locations (just check is profile a few words back), but this one must have been the biggest adventure of them all. Keow Long snack his way into the pit of Kawah Gunung Ijen an active volcano in Indonesia to take a most daring selfie [...]Show More Summary

Phase One and Alpa release official details and pricing of A-Series medium format cameras

Phase One has announced official details of its new A-Series medium format cameras after information about the new pairing of the company's digital backs with an Alpa body and lenses was leaked in November. As was reported at the time,...Show More Summary

Deal 5: Your Guide to Natural Light Photography for $7 (65% off)

On the 5th day of Christmas dPS gave to me… another amazing $7 eBook and bundle option! Yesterday saw our servers pushed to their limit with a $7 USD eBook deal so today we’ve decided to roll our best selling eBooks of all time at that sweet price of… $7. Show More Summary

Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014)

Entry-level mirrorless cameras provide a nice middle ground between fixed-lens point-and-shoots and lower-end DSLRs. It's an ever-growing category with options for photographers of varying skill level and intentions. The common factors...Show More Summary

BPG Image File Format Looks Notably Better, But Can It Replace JPEG?

For so long we have accepted and integrated JPEGs into our digital lives, it’s almost hard to fathom that there could be a better alternative. A new, mysterious file format that not only creates smaller files, but one that makes better looking photos, too. Howerever, Fabrice Bellard has come up with a new format, the [...]Show More Summary

Nikon Cautions Buyers As Multiple Fake Nikon D800E Cameras Surface On Online Auction Sites

Nikon has issued a press release that warns potential buyers of Nikon D800E’s to use caution when purchasing said cameras from online auction sites and classifieds. The major camera manufacturer says they have received a number of Nikon D800E’s in for repair only to find out they were actually D800?s disguised in a D800E case. [...]Show More Summary

ProGearX announces new line of GoPro accessories

ProGearX has announced the availability of several new accessories for mounting GoPro action cameras to a variety of surfaces. Among the new accessories is an extendable pole, body mounts, and a kit for mounting the action cam on different sports boards. The accessories are available now, and ProGearX will be showcasing them during CES 2015 next month. Read more

Flossy Flint: 1924

San Francisco, 1924. "Flint roadster at golf course" is the latest entrant in the Shorpy Councours of Superannuated Conveyances. See you at the 19th Hole! 6½ x 8½ glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

The Photocritic guide to photographing children

There’s an adage which suggests that your life will be easier if you choose not to work with children or animals. Eh… I disagree. While photographing both children and animals can be highly demanding and occasionally somewhat frustrating, it’s also wildly satisfying. Some of my favourite photos in my archive are of my nieces and […]

Architectural Photography Using Layer Masking to Correct Contrast and White Balance

Blending indoors and outdoors in architectural photography can often create a compelling image. Unfortunately, however, it is often fraught with exposure and white balance issues. These issues are compounded at night, when artificial...Show More Summary

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