Now, this could of course be a coincidence, but the spikes have been there every year since 2009 and I think eight years definitely establish a trend.
While India’s population accounts for roughly 17% of the world’s population, about half of the 27 or so selfie-related deaths that occurred in 2015 were in India.
Trying to stop the tragic phenomenon, Mumbai police announced they’ve identified 15 where “selfies can be dangerous” and have announced them as being “no-selfie zones”.
To do so, the city’s municipality will be requested to deploy lifeguards and put up warning signs, and police will be giving warnings.
There is a type of photography called Boudoir. Originally Boudoir refereed to a location in the house, usually the lady’s room, but this term has been borrowed for intimate female photography.
“The most common manifestation of contemporary boudoir photography is to take variations of candid and posed photographs of the subject partly clothed or in lingerie. Nudity is more often implied than explicit“#
Of course it would be an extremely interesting experiment to swap the lady for a dude. And this is exactly what Masika May did.
If you’re wondering why Canon was fairly silent this year at CES, it may very well be because they were working on creating ‘The Lab,’ a series of creative experiments that Canon claims is ‘designed to shift creative thinking behind the lens.’
Already, three videos from the series have been shared, including one where all photographers had to shoot the exact same subject and another where six photographers were asked to shoot a portrait of an individual wherein each photographer received a different backstory. Now, Canon is onto the fourth video, simply titled Blank. [Read more…]
Regardless of your thoughts on Lomography and their analogue antics, it’s hard to deny their ongoing success with bringing long-lost lenses back from the grave. Today, they continue that trend by officially announcing their latest ‘Art’ lens, a 50mm f/1.5 lens called the Jupiter 3+ Art. [Read more…]
A great way to give a photo some character is to place it in an interesting location, say a deserted warehouse or an Film Noir detective office. You hint those with light coming in though a fan or some blinds. They act as GOBOs. (Go Betweens). Sadly fans and blinds are not always available. If you have the time, you can create some paper cutouts like Alex did, but not everyone has the time or means to get it in camera. (we always prefer in camera of course!)
So, our solution for this was to create a package with textures that resemble industrial or film noir-ish scenes. This is just what we wanted to give you with this package. We used a secret weapon to create a set of images to mimic just that atmosphere. OK…. our secret weapon was actually a cut out cardboard…. Here is what it looks like:
Ask 10 photographers about the market and 9 of them will probably tell you that it’s not what it used to be and talk about how low prices have gone.
The 10th photographer might be Kevin Abosch, a portrait photographer who spends his time between Ireland and Boston, as he hasn’t felt the pressures of an over-saturated market, and he definitely doesn’t compete with I-just-bought-a-DSLR-so-I’m-a-pro photographers.
In fact, charging anywhere from $150,000 for a simple portrait to $500,000 for commercial licensing, Abosch doesn’t really compete with anyone.
Not to mention he sold a photo of a potato for over $1 million.