To show off the features of the Sony RX100 IV camera, Sony Thailand has produced an amusing three minute video imagining your camera as if it were a human in order to make their points on the RX100 IV’s advantages over a big, bulky, scary DSLR.
(Please Note: I can neither confirm nor deny this letter was sent. I personally think the portrait is marvelous, but I’ve been called “Old School,” so what do I know?)
Dear Annie Leibovitz,
I am writing in regards to the most recent photographs taken of me for my 90th birthday. I shan’t delve into all of them, but I feel it only right to make mention of my disappointment in the portrait of myself and the children.
Annie, this is NOTHING like what I emailed you from Pinterest. Furthermore, one is hard pressed to even find stuff like this on Pinterest so I’m not certain as to where you even came up with this idea. (Yes, I did just use the word “stuff.” I realize “stuff” is not befitting of a Queen’s vocabulary, but I am quite miffed and it just slipped out.)
In an attempt to save face, Bridgend County officials have christened a pair of benches located on the shore in Porthcawl as the UK’s first “selfie benches”, although that was not their original intent.
It turns out, the benches were just installed the wrong way around, and instead of pointing at the beautifully picturesque seaside, it points towards the not-so-scenic Seabank Hotel.
British Diver and Olympic Bronze Medalist Tom Daley ran a brief competition on his Twitter feed recently. The brief was simple. Modify a photograph with the winner being chosen to become the new banner for his Twitter profile.
With 2.6 million followers, Tom had no shortage of entries, and the competition was soon hijacked by Photoshop pranksters, as was inevitable.
Tokyo, Japan. March 4, 2016
For Immediate release:
“Steve” Mikimoto of Nikon’s professional imaging division announced this week that Nikon will be preemptively recalling both the D500 and D5 cameras nearly a month before their actual scheduled release. While neither camera has evinced any technical problems to date the company wishes to prevent another episode such as the “oil and garbage” on the sensors of recent product, the D600; and also the repeated and inconvenient recalls of the popular D750 cameras, with their sensor shading lens mounts.
“We made the decision to preemptively recall most of our professional products in order to maintain our high standards.” Claims “Steve”.
In late summer 2015, Kirby Jenner emerged in Instagram. By his own testimony, he is the twin brother of Kendall Jenner, their sister model and celebrity star Kim Kardashian. The pictures on the account of the mustached twin brother left no doubt about the authenticity of his story. We have an exclusive interview with Kirby Jenner which shows some insights on his life as a a brother, which has long been in the shadow of his sister. But not anymore!
Every once in a while we will see an epic photoshop fail making its way into the front page. Heck, even Victoria’s Secret had a Photoshop bloop a while back. Now, Snickers is building on those fails in a new ad featured in Sport Illustrated.
Sports Illustrated back cover does not target the general public, they do not even target photographers (is there a difference) they are targeting retouchers, with a brilliant ad.
According to Snickers , Photoshop fails happen when retouchers are tired (due to not eating sneakers, I suppose). I have to say it smiled pretty broadly when I saw that.
One of the most amazing things in this age we are leaving in is the availability of information. What used to be highly regarded trade secrets is now instantly available as a tutorial on youtube. Sadly, this creates a whole new issue of knowing how to separate the good from the crap.
Youtuber Sugar Zaza shares his all too familiar frustration with youtube tutorials that goes through length of useless info but actually hide the valuable info leaving you just as puzzled as when you were looking for a tutorial in the first place.
Mirrorless cameras are the in thing these days. Being called ‘DSLR killers’, some speculate that the soon-to-be announced Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and recently announced Nikon D5 will be the last, or almost last, flagship cameras in a dying out market.
They’re small, lightweight, less conspicuous and out-perform DSLR cameras in certain parameters. Sounds like mirrorless is the way to go, right?
Pouring a big, cold bucket of ice on the mirrorless-enthusiasm, however, are these 6 reasons why you shouldn’t chuck your DSLR just yet.
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.
JP Danko is a commercial photographer based in Toronto, Canada. JP
can change a lens mid-rappel, swap a memory card while treading water, or use a camel as a light stand.
JP’s photography is available for licensing at Stocksy United.
Gannon Burgett is a photographer from Marion, Indiana. "Striving each day to make my dent in the universe"