You may remember the mesmerizing photography behind Nathan Myrhvold’s idea to cross cut pots and pans so he could photograph food cooking in a very inventive way. It took the internet by storm a few years ago with the release of The Modernist Cuisine: The Art & Science of Cooking. Since then, they’ve released a follow up The Modernist Cuisine At Home, in addition to The Photography of Modernist Cuisine. The later of the three editions is geared more towards photographers, as the it shares not just more of photos of food, but also takes readers on a visual tour of the photography studio and delivers a bunch of tips and advice to aspiring food photographers.[Read More…]
Backup, backup, backup – these are three of the best pieces of advice any photographer will ever receive.
Unfortunately for Iowa photographer Haleigh Wehr, her backup process was either lacking on non-existent, and the result is a devastating loss after her car was broken into on Wednesday night.
Items valued at thousands of dollars were stolen, according to KCCI, including two laptops and Wehr’s wallet, but the most painful loss does not carry a price tag – six memory cards containing over 20 photo shoots.
Thousands of photos of family portraits, weddings and newborn photos were gone, and Wehr had to contact each client explaining that they might never receive their photos.
I have been working on ways to automate some of my social media and blogging activity over the last little while and one of the super useful tools I’ve been using is IFTTT (If This Then That).
However, browsing the recipes on IFTTT I have realized how redonkulously easy it is to fully automate the theft of photography from social media.
It’s so easy its crazy – which leads me to my second thought:
How can it possibly be this easy to automate the theft of copyrighted creative content from social media without the permission or knowledge of the content’s owners!?
Or, in other words – why don’t social media networks give a flying fudge-nugget about copyright???
The refugees crisis in Europe is a leading story over the last few days, and this deep coverage would not have been possible without the diligent and dedicated work of journalists and photojournalists.
Usually photographers take it upon them to document the event so both the world can be informed of the stories and generations to come can look back at the records and learn from. This sometimes means that photographing events means not getting involved.
Hungarian camerawoman however broke this protocol, not by aiding a refugee but by tripping and kicking some of the persons running by her.
Just a few weeks ago a man in San Diego was bitten while trying to take a selfie with a rattlesnake, and a couple of weeks ago another Californian suffered a similar injury.
While the first guy’s story drew attention worldwide due to the ridiculously high medical bill he received, Alex Gomez’ accident is making headlines following the harsh criticism of his actions – by his own mother, on TV no less.
Having “no mercy for him”, the disappointed mother decided to share her son’s story, along with the selfie and hospital photos, in order to teach him a lesson.
Many people seem to leave common sense behind when it comes to taking photos, especially selfies, as if they’re somehow safe if what they’re doing is for a photo. Sadly, the selfie craze claimed another victim on Tuesday as a gun held by 19-year-old Deleon Alonso Smith accidently went off.
Smith’s cousin, who was in another room at the time of the accident, said they found the gun earlier that day.
KPRC’s report does not specify if the gun was faulty or if Smith pulled the trigger, but either way the desire to get a cool selfie lead to a fatal shot to the throat and two young children without a father.
You know those family photos that show a mother and son walking in a trail with a wonderful foliage? I am talking about those distinct photos that we see every fall. Kinda like this one. The trick is to know when and where you’ve have those brownish leaves. Well, the trick is to know how to shoot :), but knowing where and when you can find the leaf color that you desire is part of the thing.
Fall Foliage Prediction Map does just that, it provides a visual representation of the foliage color by state. As you move a date slider across a map of the US, you will see what are the dominant leaf colors for each state (or area).
This is one I’ll definitely be filing under the “Why didn’t I think of that?!” category…A U.K. based photographer and professional image retoucher by the name of Barry Craig, had the ingenious idea to attach a plastic Superman toy to his Phantom 3 drone and take it for a fly-about over London’s Victoria Park.
Oh, gosh, it’s hard not to love.
Check out the footage below–or on Barry Craig’s Instagram–while I make a quick run to Toys ‘R Us to pick me up some new action heroes.
He may be the world’s fastest man, but he’s no match for a segway riding photographer. After winning the 200 meter dash at the World Athletics Championships, Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt was taking a celebratory barefooted stroll down the sidelines as he waved to the throng of cheering fans in the arena stands–it was a pretty standard series of events for the champion sprinter.
That is until this cameraman loses control of his segway and topples into an unsuspecting Bolt. It appears the cameraman was too distracted grabbing video footage to notice he was about to run into some railing. The photographer was bucked off the segway as it rolled into the back of Bolt’s legs, sending both men to ground.[Read More…]
For a long time now, Instagram signature look was a square photo with a filter applied. But users are not happy about this restriction. In fact Instagram reports that about 20% of their uploads have crop lines to allow an upload of a horizontal or a vertical photo.
So starting today, Instagram will allow uploading, embedding and filtering of horizontal and vertical photos.
This is somewhat problematic for Instagram as they are trading away one of their biggest distinctions with ease of use. So the press release kinda juggle between wanting to keep it square and wanting to allow more formats: