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5 Tips for More Successful Event Photography Using a Shot List

Company parties. Special galas. Nonprofit fundraisers. When someone asks you to shoot one of these events, you aren’t exactly leaping for joy, right? Corporate event photography can get a bad reputation among creatives, mostly because...Show More Summary

Decline of the Catskills

Dubbed the "Borscht Belt," in its heyday the Catskills was a bustling vacation resort region popular with middle and working-class New Yorkers of Jewish origin. Situated about 100 miles north of New York City, people flocked to the area to escape the stifling summer heat of the city. Show More Summary

Canon patents lens designs with variable and glass elements

It's not uncommon for a company to patent technologies that might be incorporated into products at some point, though the company might not have any plans to use it in the immediate future. Such a business move appears to be the case with a recent Canon patent, which details the use of variable lens elements in combination with traditional glass elements. Read more

Photography: Too Many #%#$ Rules!

I was talking with a couple of photographers this week […] Categories: Essays Featured LE News and Info Seen & Noted (Read more...)

How to Help Babies and Mothers Relax During Newborn Photography

If you love babies, then newborn photography must be one of the most pleasurable types of photography in the world. The photographs that you take of a newborn will forever be cherished by the family and that is extremely satisfactory. But newborn photography is also quite challenging, as it can be very difficult to keep […]

Google's Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 Finally Announced

Google's latest Nexus smartphone and tablet have arrived, running Android 5.0 Lollipop, and will be available for pre-order starting Oct. 17.

Liking Ike: 1952

Back when Indiana was a Pink State. September 1952. "Republican presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower campaigning in the Midwest. Includes Eisenhower on a whistle-stop tour, in motorcades and addressing large crowds at political...Show More Summary

Who Are You as a Photographer?

This is a shot I did on my own for my portfolio. In other words, it was unpaid. Who am I? This is a question that I ask myself all the time. What kind of photography do I do? Since I am inspired by so many different photographers, across...Show More Summary

Living on minimum wage

Delores Leonard, a single mother raising two daughters, has been working at McDonald's for seven years on minimum wage.

Inspiration: Atbin Eslami's Video Bio

Such a simple idea, and not so difficult to do—unless you count all of the self-inspection it will require. Iranian-born (now in Dubai) photographer Atbin Eslami's video-bio of herself first made me think, "that's really cool." And second, "Why haven't I done that?" Read more »

Panono announces pricing and availability for rolling ball camera

German startup Panono has announced availability and pricing for its ball-shaped Panono Camera. The device shoots spherical panorama images and will cost $549/€549 when it ships worldwide in the spring of 2015. The first to receive the camera will be the backers of the crowd-funding project the company used to get started before the camera goes on general release. Learn more

3 Online Places that Give You the Best Photography Quotes

Susan Sontag said in her work On Photography that: To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them that they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed. Just as a camera is a sublimation of the gun, to […]

Galaxy Note 4 Benchmarked vs. Leading Phablets

How does the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 compare to other phablets? Our benchmark tests tell all.

Parked for the Duration: 1942

1942. "Effect of gasoline shortage in Washington, D.C." Medium format nitrate negative by Albert Freeman for the Office of War Information. View full size.

5 Easy Steps to Exposure Blending for High Contrast Landscapes

Here’s a problem I am sure you have encountered, instances where you try to photograph an image that has a greater range of light and dark than your camera can accurately capture. In the example above, when we set our exposure to expose the sky correctly, the foreground objects are severely under-exposed. Show More Summary

A rescue at sea

Reuters photojournalist Darrin Zammit Lupi joined the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) team as the Foundation’s volunteer official photographer on board its vessel Phoenix on its latest mission rescuing migrants in the Mediterran...

Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II

Canon has announced the upcoming release of its second-generation EOS C100 Mark II digital video camera. The device houses a Super 35mm 8.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, and is positioned as an affordable solution for film and video production, providing a variety of new design and performance upgrades. Read more

Jon Tonks

Falkland Islands  2011 Jon Tonks (b. 1981, United Kingdom) studied product design before becoming a staff photographer at a local newspaper in 2005. He moved to London soon after and got a Master’s Degree in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography at The London College of Communication. Jon works for a variety of editorial and commercial clients […]

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