We know a lot of you must be bummed about not being selected for a mission to Mars on SpaceX or Mars One, or, actually, maybe you’re just happy to see Mars right here from the comfort of earth. Either way, this fun photo series from Julien Mauve is exactly what you need. In Greetings From Mars, the photographer plays the tourist as he and a friend appear to be casually snapping selfies as they explore the Red Planet. [Read more…]
No matter how cheap I am, I always bear in mind that sometimes you get what you pay for. However, a recent bride doesn’t feel that way about a £40 (~$60 USD) camera she purchased to use on her honeymoon.
Kirsty Fuller, a bride from the UK, wanted to be able to have photos of her honeymoon to cherish for years to come. With this in mind, she purchased an 18 megapixel Polaroid IE826 from Argos to take along with her to Brazil. Upon loading the photos onto a computer at the end of the trip, she was ‘heartbroken’ to find that almost all of them were blurry very low quality. But, it’s when she went to return the allegedly defective camera that the real fun began.
You may recall the pandemonium that broke loose earlier this month when Google’s new photo service, Google Photos, shamefully tagged two black people as gorillas; However, that isn’t stopping Google from funneling new users into using the service. In a Google+ post made by the company, they informed the public they would be officially discontinuing their Google + Photos in hopes those users would migrate to the new Google Photos. [Read more…]
Black and white are the default background colors for many of my photos. There are several background systems (paper, fabric, roller blinds, etc.) and I wanted to have something that is easily changeable, portable and inexpensive for those two colors.
The result is a background wall on wheels. Both sides are papered with background-wallpaper and so they are easily repaintable. By default I have one of the sides painted white and the other painted black.
Size-wise the wall is 2m high and 1.8m wide, so I have enough space for portraits and full body images. The wall stands safely on its attached furniture castors and is still very mobile in space.
43 years ago NASA released a spectacular image of Earth taken from on board the Apollo 17. It is the one of the most widely distributed images in human history. Today, NASA released a new photo which could probably be crowned as the new Blue Marble.
And trust me, it is not an easy photo to produce. Scott Kelly, a NASA astronaut, shared the challenges involved:
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: Documentary photography has been one of my foremost artistic influences and fascinations since I was a child. Telling stories about real people and real moments that can never be recreated.
Sebastião Salgado is a fascinating photographer and has amassed a body of work that would take a whole team of photographers a lifetime to create. Now, his story is being told in the documentary The Salt of the Earth, a film that Rotten Tomatoes calls “a shattering, thought-provoking testament to Sebastião Salgado’s career.”
I am not a female photographer.
I am a photographer…who happens to be female.
Together, in this industry, in the year 2015, we are simply “photographers.”
We are not defined by our gender.
I, for one, want to be defined by my talent and ability, not by the fact I have a uterus and my kids call me “Mama.”
Photographers love taking pictures of shipwrecks, washed ashore by the tides. The older and more barnacle crusted the ship carcass, the better. Photographers will sometimes travel great distance to snap photos of some of the more renowned sites and, as Australia photographers are discovering, will even assemble (in surprisingly large numbers) to photograph them. When it was made public that Sunshine Coast Council would be removing the remains of a the S.S Dicky, a ship that washed ashore some 122 years ago–local photographer, Kate Wall, organized one last bruhaha. [Read more…]
Committing work is not an easy task. Hitting that save button for the last time and shipping your work may be frightening. Your work is leaving your hands and it no longer under your control. Whatever greatness or mistakes that you’ve put in are there forever now.
I guess, this is why committing to a final version of a file is so hard and creatives go back to editing their files again and again. This phenomenon should probably have an entry in the DSM next to GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). Maybe something like RCS (Re-editing Compulsion Syndrome).
This funny diagram by @akshar (Akshar Pathak) and @theyashbhardwaj perfectly illustrates this fear of commitment (and also a shocking lack of file versioning system). While originally for designers, this applies to any photographer too. Can you relate?
Charging batteries is an everyday part of the 21st-century photographer’s life. While we shared earlier today how to prevent a battery fire, this little bit of awesome may do just the opposite. (Okay, so, not really…)
The video production team at Vimeo put together a great tutorial on how they constructed the most epic battery charging station in recent history.