Do you use Photoshop for your portrait photos? Silly me, of course you do. We all do, and that’s fine. But do you draw a line between acceptable and unacceptable amount of retouching? Do you merely emphasize people’s natural beauty, or are you the one who makes them look beautiful? Scott Kelby – photographer, retouchist, the editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, gives a fantastic and inspiring talk on this topic. Why do we retouch people in Photoshop? And do we know what our job as retouchists is?
Asher Svidensky Isn’t Shooting Anyone: On Photography As a Language
“Photography is the youngest language in the world,” says photographer Asher Svidensky in his most recent TEDx Talk, but why are the words used to describe photography so violent?
Join Asher on his 11-minute talk about how photography can be a bonding tool, rather than a dividing one, how he uses it to express himself and about the universality of photography as a language.
Vincent Laforet gives an incredible TED Talk about his AIR Project
Over the past year, photographer Vincent Laforet has been capturing stunning images of cities around the world for his AIR project.
Strapped into a harness and hanging from a helicopter, Laforest has travelled around the globe to New York, Barcelona, Berlin, Sydney and more to capture the intricate networks of city streets and lights that we’ve carved into our planet.
Resulting from the year-long endeavor is AIR, a 228-page book that beautifully shows off the colorful masterpieces the veteran photographer captured.
Recently, Laforet shared a presentation at TEDxSanFrancisco that dove into the back-story of the AIR project and how it came to be.[Read More…]
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