Archive for May 2016

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday May 27, 2016 | Camera

“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” ― Jeannette Walls **** The Woman Who Influenced Diane Arbus’s Eye –  WSJ Why Snapchat Could Change How Photographers Tell Stories – Time Why This 150 Year Old Photography Technique Is Coming Back – CNN Tainted Love: Why Photographers Fail... More

Photoshop’s Next Trick: Content-Aware Cropping

Posted by on Friday May 27, 2016 | Camera

Adobe pulled back the curtain on a new feature it’s planning on introducing to Photoshop. It’s called Content-Aware Crop and it’s able to fill in pixels around blank spaces when you expand or rotate an image. According to Adobe, you’ll be able to use the new tool to move the horizon by adding more sky or... More

What’s Next for Instagram: Facebook-Style Pay-for-Play

Posted by on Tuesday May 24, 2016 | Social Media/Web

Instagram’s evolution away from its care-free chronological feed into a tightly scripted, algorithmic money making machine continues apace. As predicted, Instagram is getting ready to roll out Facebook-style post “boosting” that will increase content visibility in exchange for cash. This and other new feature nuggets were unearthed by Elliott Murray. After decompiling the newest update, Murray... More

Get sporty with the new Backpack Adapter on Kickstarter! (Sponsored)

Posted by on Tuesday May 24, 2016 | Photo Gear

Courtesy of SpiderHolster, this little beauty extends the functionality of the Black Widow Holster so you can carry your mirrorless camera on any cushioned vertical backpack strap or messenger bag strap. A quick snap-in connection securely fastens our Black Widow Holster to your bag’s strap with an ergonomic shape designed to work with the body’s... More

What Huntington Witherill Can Teach You About Composition

Posted by on Monday May 23, 2016 | Video

Huntington Witherill has had a slew of notable photographic mentors, including Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Steve Crouch and Al Weber. His work is in a permanent collection at the U.S. State Department and several embassies around the world and he has taught photography at the University of California, the Center for Photographic Art, the Oklahoma... More

Diving Equipment Maker Cleared in Death of Underwater Photog Wes Skiles

Posted by on Monday May 23, 2016 | Obituary, Photos In The News

A Palm Beach County jury has cleared diving equipment manufacturer Lamartek of wrongdoing in the 2010 drowning death of Wes Skiles, a renowned underwater photographer and cameraman, reports the Palm Beach Post. Skiles’s widow, Terri Skiles, filed suit in 2012 alleging that her husband had died because of faulty breathing apparatus manufactured by Lamartek. She... More

Ultimate Mobility, Power, and Control with the Siros L (Sponsored)

Posted by on Monday May 23, 2016 | Lighting

(by Erik Valind) As a location photographer, there’s few things in life that I enjoy more then shooting at an amazing location, and then facing the unpredictable conditions that come with it. Due to the unpredictability of working outdoors, I’ve become a big lighting guy mostly out of necessity. Whether I’m dealing with scrims and... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday May 20, 2016 | Business

“People who say they don’t have time to read simply don’t want to.” ― Julie Rugg **** The Horror of Virtual Reality – The New Yorker 50mm Is the Only Lens You Need – Wired Facebook Is a Growing Digital Graveyard – BBC Creating a World of Wonder – PDN The Case Against Steven McCurry... More

Francesco Anselmi wins 2016 FotoVisura Personal Project Grant

Posted by on Friday May 20, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Italian photographer Francesco Anselmi is the recipient of the 2016 FotoVisura Grant of $5,000 for Outstanding Personal Project. Anselmi was recognized for his ongoing series that documents the profound changes that Greece is experiencing called “Greek Chronicles.”  The FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project furthers the work of professional photojournalists pursuing personal projects on socio-cultural issues. Four finalists were... More