In September last year, photographer Victoria Schafer was struck by a falling tree branch during a photoshoot in Hills State Park. Sadly, she was killed in the incident, and one of two teenagers involved recently pleaded guilty. He was charged with involuntary manslaughter and will serve up to 4.5 years at a juvenile detention facility
Don’t be a photography snob
No matter if you’re a hobbyist or you’re paid for your photography, I’m sure you’ve come across all sorts of unpleasant situations. In this video, Daniel Norton reflects on some of the situations that we’ve all been through. Snobbism and vanity are something we’ve all encountered. To be honest, we may even be vain or snobbish to some extent, and maybe we’ve done some of the things he mentions. This video is a bit of a rant, but it’s an important reminder of what not to do and how to be a better human being.
Video surfaces of photographer and her equipment pushed into a lake in unprovoked attack
As the world starts to come out of strict lockdown, people are out enjoying themselves again. For some people, enjoyment means finally heading back outside with their cameras. For others, it means harassing random people trying to shoot photos with expensive camera gear and pushing them into lakes.
A video has just surfaced of an event that happened in Verulamium Park in Hertfordshire, England. An unknown man approached a female photographer while she was shooting on the edge of the lake at Verulamium Park and then pushed her right into the water along with her expensive kit, damaging it and causing bruising to her arm.
Beatles photographer Astrid Kirchherr dies at 81
German photographer Astrid Kirchherr, best-known for her collaboration with The Beatles, has passed away. She died in Hamburg at the age of 81, only a few days before she would turn 82.
Kenny Rogers was more than a singer, he was also an amazing photographer
A few days ago, I saw sad news on my Facebook feed: Kenny Rogers had passed away. Most of us know him as a legendary country music singer, and you may wonder what this news has to do with photography. Well, as I recently found out: Kenny Rogers was also a fantastic photographer.
Are these ten best things about being a photographer?
If you ask me, there are so many great things about being a photographer. After all, I wouldn’t have stuck with it for over a decade if this weren’t the case. In this video from Weekly Imogen, you’ll hear six of the best things about being a photographer, and I added four more. Do these make it to the top of your list too?
Train nearly wipes out photographer and family of 7 during a photo shoot on active tracks
When will people ever learn that this is not only dangerous and stupid but also highly illegal in most parts of the world? Yet again, we hear another story of not just one somebody, but 8 somebodies almost being hit by a train for a photo shoot on active train tracks.
Shot by Virtual Railfan, the video shows a family made up of the mother, father, two girls and three boys, along with a photographer doing a shoot on the tracks in Greencastle, PA, barely being missed by a huge train with only seconds to spare.
How technical do you have to be to take a good photo?
I have a confession to make. I often shoot in aperture priority mode.
I’m a reasonably competent photographer with a solid grasp of the factors that drive exposure, but I don’t want to fiddle with multiple dials when I just want to take a photo. There are, of course, exceptions. I shoot manually when using strobes or stars, but those niches don’t represent the bulk of my photos.
I Don’t Want to Photograph Models
I don’t want to photograph models. They are lovely and beautiful and work with you and do what you ask and most are a dream to photograph, resulting in beautiful images. All this is true, but…
I don’t want to photograph them. I don’t.
See, I don’t want models to be representations of my work. I don’t want hand picked human beings of all ages outfitted in custom clothing with hair and makeup done professionally to be what people see when they peruse my portfolio. Or look at my website. Or walk by my many displays. Or look at my social media sites.
You should practice photography every single day… or should you?
There are many good reasons to take photos every day. Many photographers agree that it will help you improve, and Toma Bonciu is one of them. In this video, he reveals why you should practice photography every single day. But I tend to disagree with this point of view, so I’ll also share some of my thoughts about it.
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