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Episode 312: iOS 13 Beta – Tiny Shutter – iPhone Photography Article

Joy Hiller Porter Drennan In this episode Matt, Greg, and Dave talk about Greg’s experience with iOS 13 Beta. Producers: Matt DeVore, Greg McMillan, Artful iPhotography Community, Bob Richter Post Pic of the Week Winner: Joy Hiller Porter Drennan App Mentions: Enlight Photofox, Brushstroke, ArtCard, Microsoft Pix, IntroMate, Spectre, Carbon, Panols, Motion Stills, AirDisk Pro, SKRWT, Shortcuts, Quik, LUCiD, Mavis, Moment – Pro Camera, Polarr, Oggl, MightyNetworks, Slow Shutter Cam, Camera+ 2, Apollo, Flare Effects, Camera-M, Google Photos, KD Pro, RNI Films, Focos, Halide, Camera+, Snapseed, Photoshop Express, Darkroom, Handy Photo, Lucid, AEE MagiCam, Lumibee,…

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Instagram Influencer Seemingly Has Photoshoot at Site of Motorcycle Accident, Internet Cries Foul – Photography Article

Last Updated on August 24, 2019 by Kehl BayernThis story is the confluence of a lot of different trends we talk about in photography including photography and whether or not a photograph is “authentic” and what that means.In the first case, this is a tale about an Instagram influencer that is suspected of pulling some tricks – even product placement – for the “likes.” In the second case, it is whether or not her “motorcycle accident” photo was staged –…

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A marriage of music and visuals – Time Lapse Photography Article

Over the past few months, I’ve been pre-occupied finalising my latest time-lapse titled Terrestrial South New Zealand.  These are must see awe-inspiring scenes from New Zealand’s less frequented areas and a “marriage of beautiful scenery with fitting music” attributed to award-winning New Zealand composer, Rhian Sheehan. ‘Terrestrial South: New Zealand’ depicts the beauty of nature in some of the less frequented areas of Aotearoa New Zealand.  The scenes show the change in light, the beauty of unusual rock forms, unique clouds,…

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Video: Beat creative block with these 5 tips: Digital Photography Review – Photography Article

In his latest video YouTuber and photographer Jamie Windsor offers a collection of inspiring tips to lift us out of those dead-end moments when creativity temporarily abandons our world. When ideas seem to dry up it rarely feels like a temporary situation, even though experience proves that with time masterpieces will be made again. The problem is how long it takes to regain our mojo. In A Few Quick Thoughts On Staying Creative Jamie discusses creative block and his theory…

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An Edgy, Cinematic Look With ON1 Photo RAW – Photography Article

Are you exploring ON1 Photo RAW, and looking to get the most out of all its presets and capabilities? Here, learn how to conjure a desaturated, post-modern look using the software.  As you may have read on fstoppers.com before, ON1 Photo RAW is a powerful competitor to the Adobe Suite of photo editing software, combining many features of both Lightroom and Photoshop in a raw editor, including the ability to edit non-destructively, use a myriad of presets, catalog images, and…

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Nature Photographers and Filmmakers Wanted – Photography Article

Calling all nature photographers and filmmakers. A groundbreaking new media platform designed to connect more of us to nature is launching its apps’ first beta iteration this week. The new nature platform, known as Mammalz, was founded last year by wildlife filmmakers Rob Whitehair and Alex Finden, and is essentially a hub for nature photographers and filmmakers around the globe. While most nature photographers are currently spread across different platforms, Mammalz is the first niche platform to attempt to bring the nature community together under one roof.  While Mammalz is similar…

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Stop Asking How and Start Asking Why – Photography Article

When analyzing a photo, do you care more about how a photo was taken, or why the elements in the photo are there? If you’re trying to grow as a photographer, you might need to stop asking how things are done, and why they are done. In art, there are a lot of questions we ask when looking at a photo. To a lot of people, the most important is how. How did they do this, how long did it…

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Hovershotz provide drone filming for the BBC Travel Show Program – Aerial Photography Article

Hovershotz were recently contracted by the BBC to provide aerial drone filming for the Travel Show in the Lake District. The BBC were filming at the Honister Slate Mine in Cumbria and Hovershotz, who are an official BBC drone contractor were the logical choice of companies to provide aerial filming services – Hovershotz are based in the Lake District and experienced in working with film crews across the Lake District terrain (our equipment has been selected & tested to work…

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Photographing Whale Sharks | Fstoppers – Photography Article

Photographing whale sharks tends to be a top bucket list item for many underwater image-makers, and for good reason. The largest fish in the sea, whale sharks offer uniquely special photo opportunities. For those of you who have yet to photograph one of these gentle giants, I’ve put together a few tips to keep in mind for that first encounter.   While most images of whale sharks may evoke an environment of peace and serenity, all too often the images…

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A Gitzo Traveler Tripod: Is It Worth the Money? – Photography Article

I have a large and relatively heavy Gitzo tripod that can carry as much as a small elephant. But I also bought an expensive Gitzo traveler tripod because sometimes I want to travel light. The question is, was it worth the money? I love using a tripod. It brings a lot of fun and makes photography relaxed and flexible. I can take time to look at the landscape and wait for the right light situation. I can use any shutter…

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Do a 52-Week Photo Challenge to Improve Your Skills – Photography Article

You may have heard of the 52-Week Photo Challenge, but have you tried it out before? I committed myself to the challenge in 2014, and my photography skill set has greatly improved since then. Because of that, I want to share this with you. What is the 52-Week Photo Challenge? The challenge basically requires you to post a photo once a week and continue doing it for a total of 52 weeks, or a whole year. How it Compares to…

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Think You’re Ready to Be a Professional Adventure Photographer? – Photography Article

Got a hankering to get dirty? Ready to spend a couple of hundred nights a year out under the stars — in 20-below temperatures, wearing five jackets, with your hair frozen in front of your face? Prepared to go for a month without showering so the wolves won’t smell you? In these great videos, a three-part series by Keith Ladzinski and a one-off by Becca Skinner, two professional adventure photographers tell their stories, how they went from young explorers with…

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When a Tornado and Flash Flood Crash the Wedding You’re Shooting – Photography Article

Videographer Adam Grumbo was shooting a wedding in Austin, Texas, recently when a flash flood and tornado crashed the festivities and turned things upside down.The weather report had been forecasting hints of rain on the big day, but things turned out to be much wetter and windier than anyone had expected. “Colin and Kimberly had no idea what they were in for when they arrived at Pecan Springs Ranch in Texas,” Grumbo tells PetaPixel. “Swapping a few items around, made…

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What’s Needed to Be Successful in Photography – Photography Article

We’ve all read the motivational quotes about creating work that matters and the 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert at something. This video gives us more than that and will make you understand the most important aspect of creating a life where you do what you love.  Amateurs wait for inspiration, where professionals do the work. That’s the one thing I’ve taken out of this video that’s been a part of my daily affirmation. What you’ve been doing up until…

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500px Blog » ‘Life After Likes’: Event Recap – Photography Article

At 500px we’re firm believers that photography is something you should do because you love it and that your success shouldn’t be measured by likes, comments, and algorithms. This vision inspired us to create ‘Life After Likes’. A panel series aimed at discussing how social media has changed today’s photography landscape. Life After Likes: Falling back in love with photography focused on stories, challenges, and inspiration to encourage photographers not to lose sight of what drives them, and focus on…

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A Look at ‘Migrant Mother’, An Iconic Photo of the Great Depression – Photography Article

I’m Martin from the All About Street Photography channel and today I want to analyze an iconic image by photographer Dorothea Lange of a woman named Florence Owens Thompson. It’s known as Migrant Mother.I am going to take a closer look at the composition as well as at the story behind the photograph. The picture we’re looking at today is a portrait of Thompson with three kids taken in March of 1936 by Dorothea Lange with her 4×5 Graflex camera.…

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Sony Versus Fuji: Which Camera Has the Best Colors? – Photography Article

In this short video, videographer Max Yuryev puts the Sony a6400 and the Fuji X-T30 to the test to compare and see which one has the best colors straight out of the box. Instead of basing the contest on his views, in the first half, he also asks you the viewer to get involved. Yuryev plays 10 samples side by side on the screen and asks us to choose either A or B. From sample six onwards, he also adds…

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500px Blog » 10 tips for working with models – Photography Article

500px Ambassador Julia Wimmerlin has lived and worked all over the world: Ukraine, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the Philippines, Spain, Japan, and currently, Hong Kong. Along the way, she’s collaborated with countless models and created stunning portraits of people who inspire her. We asked Julia to share some of the wisdom she’s gathered over the years when it comes to approaching and photographing models. She let us in on some of the secrets behind contacting talent, getting the most…

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Interview: Colin Goudie, feature film editor: Digital Photography Review – Photography Article

In the edit suite for The Show, a new film written by and starring Alan Moore Colin Goudie is a feature film editor with a career spanning over 35 years, editing everything from 16mm film to Digital 65mm, and has cut films in big studios, hotel rooms and even tin shacks. Most recently, he’s known for his work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Monsters, though he doesn’t limit himself to big budget productions and can often be…

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31 Cool Snowscapes for Inspiration – Photography Article

Shooting snow can actually be notoriously difficult as there are all types of exposure problems. If you take the time to learn to photograph snow however, it can result in some fantastic images.We think these snowscapes show what is possible and will hopefully serve as inspiration for the next time you find yourself in the snow. :first-child { color: rgb(255, 255, 255); }#tve_editor [data-css=”tve-u-135d5dd98ee2d27″] .thrv_icon { left: 0px; right: auto; transform: translate(50%, -50%); }#tve_editor [data-css=”tve-u-135d5dd98ee2d27″]:hover button { background-color: rgb(96, 96,…

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Mother of 8 martyrs performs Haj as King Salman’s guest – Photobook Photography Article

Every year Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz invites some people to perform Hajj on his own expenses. The lucky ones are invited every year. They are sent invitations by the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to perform the Hajj free of cost. This year among those guest, one was a mother of 8 martyrs. Alya Zainullah a 60-year-old Yemeni woman is the resident of Maarib province in Yemen. She lost her eight sons in the Yemen war. Her…

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A Saudi mother gives birth to 5 babies in Al Ahsa – Photobook Photography Article

A Saudi woman has reportedly delivered 5 babies at Maternity and Children’s Hospital in Al-Ahsa. The babies – three boys and two girls – are weighing between 1,000 and 1,195 grams. According to the Saudi Press Agency, the Saudi mother was admitted to the hospital a week before her successful cesarean section was conducted. The operation was conducted by a team of doctors and staff. The number of doctors who were involved in this successful case was 13 while a…

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The Canon 90D Unveiled Through Leaked Promo Video – Photography Article

After months of rumors and speculation surrounding Canon’s new DSLR offerings, we finally have something certain to report: The specs of the Canon 90D, as indicated by a promotional video leaked from Canon. If you’re a Canon user, you’re going to want to pay attention. Because the Canon 90D is a seriously impressive piece of kit, one that seems to be a combination of the Canon 80D line and the Canon 7D line, and one that will carry on many…

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DPReview TV: Lensbaby Omni review: Digital Photography Review – Photography Article

Published Aug 24, 2019 | dpreview staff Photographers used to do crazy things like smear petroleum jelly on their lenses to create interesting photos, but thanks to the Lensbaby Omni you can get those same effects without plopping goo on your glass. Join Chris and Jordan for some creative photography. Get new episodes of DPReview TV every week by subscribing to our YouTube channel! The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII is the most capable pocket camera currently on…

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How to Photograph Herpetofauna – Photography Article

Photographing herpetofauna has its own special considerations when shooting in tropical rainforests. In this article, I will go through the various aspects of herpetofauna photography and discuss some of the challenges.What is Herpetofauna?Herpetofauna refers to all the animal species included in both the reptiles and amphibians categories, namely – snakes, frogs and toads, lizards and geckos, turtles, crocodiles etc. Although herps (short for herpetofauna) can be found in almost all types of habitats around the world, there are three broad…

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Help With Selecting Work for Your Portfolio – Photography Article

Lately, I’ve found myself really thinking a lot about portfolios, in both physical and digital form. This throwback video helps with the most basic question: how do you choose the work for your portfolio? Brought to you via Ted Forbes circa 2012, he asks solid questions and sharing a few good tips on the subject of choosing portfolio work. If you’ve ever set out to assemble an official portfolio of your work (sorry folks, Instagram doesn’t count), you know that…

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Slideshow: Winners of the 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year: Digital Photography Review – Photography Article

The South Australian Museum has announced the 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year and also shared the winning images from each of the ten categories offered in this year’s contest. In total, 2,219 images were submitted and judged by Justin Gilligan, Glenn McKimmin and Tui De Roy. In the end, the 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year award was handed out to Mat Beetson of Western Australia for the above image of a beached Fin Whale…

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Influencer Tries to Justify Posting Professional Images of Her Motorcycle Accident, Which Include Suspected Product Placement – Photography Article

A “lifestyle blogger” is trying to explain her actions after facing a backlash online for having a photographer friend document her motorcycle accident. The images drew particular criticism for appearing to have product placement with bottles of branded water placed in shot. Based in Nashville, Tiffany Mitchell has over 211,000 followers on Instagram. She had a photographer friend traveling with her when she fell victim to a motorcycle accident that left her with some scrapes. Despite the incident, the photographer…

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National Park Service Turns 103 – Photography Article

On August 25, 1916, the act that created the National Park Service was signed by President Woodrow Wilson, and this Sunday marks the National Park Service’s 103rd anniversary!Below you’ll find detailed guides covering just 10 of the 61 U.S. national parks. Learn the best places to visit within the parks, techniques for all seasons, where to find wildlife and more to help you plan your next adventure. Be safe, respectful and prepared to photograph the beauty that this country’s protected…

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How to Completely Remove Adobe Creative Cloud Software – Photography Article

If you decide to move to another post-processing tool and you want to completely remove all Adobe Creative Cloud applications, you might come across software removal issues. I recently transitioned my laptop to another family member and I wanted to completely remove all unrelated software, including Adobe Creative Cloud.Something that was supposed to be an extremely simple task of software uninstallation turned out to be a long and painful process. The good news is, I was able to successfully remove…

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