Photography is a lot of fun. For the most part it’s a solo pursuit where you are completely responsible for your own success or failure. But anyone can be a great photographer! Most people in the world are professional photographers now that phones are taking world class, billboard worthy images. If you want to stand out in this sea of photographers, you’re going to have to learn how NOT to swim. So here are some tips on how to become a successful failure in the Photography Age.
I’ve never been a fan of weddings. I don’t even like going to them, so I shall certainly never be photographing one. But lots of people do enjoy going to them, and they also enjoy getting in the way of the photographer. You know, the guy (or lady) who’s been paid to be there to record the permanent memories of the day for the bride and groom. That’s the couple the whole day’s supposed to be about.
Some guests, though still don’t seem to understand the point of not whipping out their phones or tablets to grab a shot. Even if it’s at the expense the ceremony itself. Shared by Brazilian photography site, Amor Pela Fotografia, Here we see what happens when one guest tries to get a shot of the bride coming down the aisle. Right before she loses her balance and comes crashing into the aisle herself.
Here is something I never thought I’ll see, but sometimes the real world provide the most awesome nuggets. In their most recent newsletter, Adobe wanted to highlight some Lightroom features. Their way of doing so was to basically say that you don’t need to worry about anything camera related. Just fix it all with Lightroom later.
The title of the newsletter was “New benefits added to your Creative Cloud Photography plan“, so I reread the thing, really slowly now, here is the actual text from the newsletter:
Shoot now, fix later with Lightroom CC.
Don’t worry about perfect camera settings and lighting. With Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC, you can lighten, darken, sharpen, and more after you take the photo.
I’m not entirely sure what they thought they were doing when Huawei posted this shot to Google Plus. Did they forget to rip the EXIF data out of it before doing so? Or did they just not realise that Google told the world exactly what camera an image was shot with?
There’s been a lot of talk and fuss over the Huawei P9‘s dual camera system, and how it’s supposed to “rival DSLRs”, but if the claims were true, you’d think they’d not upload a shot made with an actual DSLR to promote their phone’s camera.
Here is one thing you don’t want happening to you if you are covering the Hockey Stanley Cup Finals. One of the journalists covering the event dropped his lens onto the ice in the early stage of the game. I mean, forget the fact that this lens can easily cost a grand or two (anyone identifies the lens? hit us in the comments.); forget the fact that you are now one lens short for shooting the game; forget the fact that you placed a foreign object on the ice. Focus on what the poor guy must have felt when he saw his lens used as a puck for a few seconds until the players figured out what’s going on.
Earlier this week, actress Rumer Willis very publicly called out photographers Mark Williams and Sara Hirakawa of Williams and Hirakawa on Instagram for allegedly over-editing her facial features in a photo for Vanity Fair.
Now, the photographers have spoken out against the criticism saying no unnecessary post-processing was done to the photograph.[Read More…]
It’s not uncommon for us to come across a story about a celebrity getting upset that their stomach, hips, legs or even arms were unrealistically edited in an image via post-production. What is uncommon is to come across an incident where it’s the subject’s face that received an unrealistic make-over in Photoshop.
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.
DIYP was one of the first to report about Nikon Singapore awarding a trolley bag to a Photoshopped photo (you can read the full story here). While both the internet and Nikon SG have been having a great deal of fun with the photo, Yu Wei have been taking quite a deal of abuse. From something that was supposed to be a fun photo contest, this has become an open season on Yu Wei.
Uh oh. Nikon Singapore PR might have some explaining to do.
Last night, Nikon Singapore shared a Facebook post announcing the winner of a photo contest giveaway. There was a slight problem though. The winning photo appears to be a fake, despite the story behind the image blatantly stating otherwise.[Read More…]