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Brazillian Photographer Embarks On Ambitious Project To Photograph Every Single Skin Tone

We often identify ourselves and one another as being black or white, or red or yellow. But Angélica Dass, a Brazilian photographer, has set out to record and catalog every precise variation of human skin tone there is. Dass has aptly titled  the project HUMANÆ and says says all the participants are volunteers that reached [...]Show More Summary

These Female High School Wrestlers Are As Tough As They Come

On a rainy and windy February day last year, Aaron Lavinsky was sent by Aberdeen, Washington’s the Daily World to cover a girls’ wrestling tournament at Hoquiam High School. “There wasn’t much else going on I could shoot that day, so I turned the eight-hour day into more than covering just the two or three local wrestlers that were there. Show More Summary

Manfrotto launches miniature Lumie LED lights

Accessories manufacturer Manfrotto has announced a new series of consumer LED lights that offer portable continuous output for stills and video photographers. The Lumie Art, Play and Muse lights are powered by a USB rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that is said to deliver over an hour’s worth of continuous lighting. Show More Summary

On Assignment: I Got Rhythm

4 days agoArts / Photography : Strobist

I have been photographing dancers for several years now as part of my affiliation with the local arts council. The results were catch-as-catch-can, mostly because of the limitations of flash recycle time, timing, and my not really knowing what to expect from them nor when to expect it. But a little trick I tried last week changed everything. Read more »

Olive Oatman - The Girl with the Tattooed Face from the 1850s

More than 150 years ago, Olive Oatman was a 14 year old traveling west in 1851 when Southwest Indians attacked her family’s wagon train in Arizona (then Mexico), capturing Olive and her seven-year-old sister Mary Ann.The girls lived with their captors for a year, then were traded to the Mohave, who tattooed her face and raised her as their own. Show More Summary

Body by Fisher: 1940

The Plexiglas Pontiac Deluxe Six "Ghost Car," which sold at auction a few years ago for $308,000. June 11, 1940. "General Motors exhibit at Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco. Transparent Car with Pontiac Chassis and Body by Fisher." And what a body it is! 8x10 inch Agfa acetate negative. View full size.

How to Create a Simple Slideshow in Lightroom

If you’re over a “certain” age, you remember creating slideshows for friends or family members to see. The viewing process required a projector and a screen, plus a darkened room to enable people to see the projected slides properly....Show More Summary

Who’s Killing Freelance as a Viable Career in the Creative Industry?

In my recent article “Who’s Killing the Photography Industry?”, I made the argument that photographers who choose not to charge licensing fees for the commercial use of their work are destroying the viability of photography as a sustainable career. In the discussion that followed, I was very surprised that many readers viewed licensing as some [...]Show More Summary

What It Was Like to Be a Gay Man in 1970s San Francisco

Hal Fischer’s 1977 book, Gay Semiotics, is a tongue-in-cheek look at gay life in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood. If the same type of work were attempted today, say in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen or Chicago’s Boystown or even in the Castro, the work wouldn’t walk the same fine line of artistic expression and anthropology. Show More Summary

Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience

The Samsung NX500 takes some of the best bits of the NX1, including the same 28MP APS-C format sensor and still imaging pipeline, and wraps them up in a smaller, less expensive body. We recently had the opportunity to shoot with an NX500 on the beautiful island of Hawaii. Show More Summary

In Commercial Photography Some Things Change and Some Things Don’t

Some Things Change, and Some Things Stay the Same The c […] Categories: Essays Featured Going Pro LE News and Info (Read more...)

10 Amazing Vintage Photos of Streets of Paris from the 1860s

Beginning in the mid-1850s, Paris experienced a grand transformation. At the orders of Napoleon III, old, narrow streets made way for wide boulevards, thousands of gas lamps lit the streets at night, and a host of other public projects thoroughly modernized the city. Show More Summary

Amazon Cloud Now Offering Unlimited Photo Storage for $11.99 a Year

Amazon seems set to beat competitors such as Dropbox, Google and Microsoft as it announced two new unlimited cloud storage plans earlier today. While the first plan is aimed at photography fans, the second plan is unlimited not only by space but by media type as well. Both plans can be tried for free for [...]Show More Summary

Amazon Now Offers Unlimited Photo Storage For $12 Per Year, Including Raw Files

4 days agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

Now you don't need to have Amazon Prime to take advantage of their massive storage service If you're an Amazon Prime member, you're probably already taking advantage of the "free unlimited photo storage" that's included as part of the account. Show More Summary

Pontiac Powwow: 1938

October 3, 1938. "Meeting of Pontiac salesmen at Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco." Representing all the many tribes of the great Pontiac Nation. 8x10 acetate negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

Amazon launches unlimited cloud photo storage for $11.99 per year

Amazon has announced two new 'unlimited' storage plans as part of its Cloud Drive service. The Unlimited Photos plan costs $11.99 per year and an 'Unlimited Everything' plan allows users to store an infinite number of photos, videos, documents and music for $59.99 per year. Both services can be tried out for free for three months, starting now. Click through for more information

This Is How to Sell Flowers in Calcutta

While visiting Calcutta a few years ago, Danish photographer Ken Hermann was drawn to the thousands of people selling flowers in the Malik Ghat Flower Market—particularly the clothing the men were wearing. The images stayed in his mind,...Show More Summary

Canon Exploring a 50MP EOS-1 Camera

Canon Rumors has been told that the company is looking into incorporating its new 50.6MP sensor, or a variation of it, into an EOS-1 style body. While there’s no certainty at this point that such a camera will ever be produced, the move would allow users to enjoy the ergonomics, stronger battery and other advantages [...]Show More Summary

A Bit of Black and White, If You Please...

I shot these two photos yesterday, the cherry blossoms are in our yard, the two trees stand in a pasture near Butler. I pass them each week as I travel to Columbus, and always take time to look at them as I pass. I have photographed them before. Show More Summary

Stirring Images From Japanese Photographers Reflecting on the National Tragedy of 3/11

Four years ago today, an earthquake and tsunami hit the T?hoku region of Japan, sweeping away whole towns, killing thousands, and triggering a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The events of that day have...Show More Summary

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