The 10 Worst ‘Types’ of Models to Work With – Photography Article

Photographer Jordan Matter of Dancers Among Us fame has worked with hundreds of models over the course of his career. Recently, he teamed up with fashion model Natalia Taylor to “spill the tea on some of the craziest fashion models I’ve photographed” in a fun, tongue-in-cheek video. Over the course of the video, Matter and Taylor reenact his experiences with the ten “types” of nightmare models Matter has had to work with: the control freak, the hungover model, the germaphobe,…

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These Owls Have Had Enough of This Camera – Photography Article

A common piece of advice given to street photographers is if your subject seems unhappy about the presence of your camera, it’s better to simply not take the picture and remove yourself from the situation. It would appear that that advice should extend to owls, as these rather ornery owls took out a camera that was supposed to be secretly observing them, and the resulting video is hilarious. The Hawk Conservancy Trust in the UK set up a hidden camera…

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This Photographer’s Passport Photo Shoots Are… Different – Photography Article

Photographer Max Siedentopf has a new project that examines one of the most boring types of photography: the passport photo. The series shows that even though passport photos need to be boring, the photo shoots themselves don’t.Official passport photo requirements are extremely restrictive and specify the exact framing (centered with the subject facing straight on), lighting (a clear background with no shadow), and facial expression (no smiling). “It seems almost impossible for any kind of self-expression,” Siedentopf says. His project,…

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Watch Two Tiny Owls Discover and Take Out a Wildlife Camera – Photography Article

The UK’s Hawk Conservancy Trust recently earned quite a bit of attention for their cause when a pair of Burrowing Owls they were trying to document discovered their hidden camera. The resulting video, which shows the owls “taking out” the camera, makes for a humorous entry in the battle of man vs beast. The video was originally posted to the Hawk Conservancy’s Twitter account a couple of weeks ago, in a tweet that said the owls had immediately found the…

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Photography Newbies Try Using the $52,000 150MP Phase One XF IQ4 – Photography Article

What happens when you put a $52,000, 150MP medium format monster of a camera into the hands of complete newbies? The folks at Gear Patrol wanted to find out. So they got some of the non-photographers on their staff to come in and try out the Phase One XF IQ4 before telling them just how expensive the camera really is. The setup was pretty straight forward. Deputy photo editor Henry Phillips put a radio trigger on the IQ4 and tethered…

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Woman Calls Out Her Own Sister for Faking Instagram Snap, Goes Viral – Photography Article

You might be able to fool the Internet, but as one Florida woman found out the hard way, you’d better hope your sister isn’t around when you’re doing it. Your little lie might just go viral. Casey Sosnowski recently posted your typical, inspirational hiking photo to her Instagram. Athleisure wear on point, the Lake Okahumpka Park and Trail beneath her feet, nature-loving caption locked and loaded. “Nature is the ultimate healer to all our problems,” wrote Casey, adding #NatureLover for…

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500px Blog » 40 Inspirational Photography Quotes… and 10 Funny Ones – Photography Article

Need some inspiration to get you through the rest of the week and into the sweet embrace of the weekend? Or maybe you prefer humor? Whatever the case, we’ve got you covered with some inspirational photography quotes. We’ve scoured the Internet and compiled some of our all-time favorite quotes about photography — from the deeply inspirational, to the snarky, to the hilarious and potentially misattributed (did Abraham Lincoln ever REALLY say that?) — and placed them all on top of…

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Nikon at Top, Leica at Bottom – Photography Article

The quality of a camera’s shutter sound probably isn’t high on the list of what any photographer considers when looking to buy a new body, but Lensrentals has just published a tongue-in-cheek review/comparison of shutter sounds anyway.“As a leading authority on optical testing and product reviews, it occurred to the Lensrentals staff recently that we owed it to The Internet to explore the final frontier of camera comparisons, a comprehensive examination of shutter sounds,” the camera gear rental company says.…

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Stranger Things Fan Goes Viral for Not Knowing what a Darkroom Is – Photography Article

A young fan of the popular Netflix show Stranger Things earned a bit of Internet fame (or is it infamy?) this weekend when they asked a question about that strange “red room” in the show where Jonathan goes “to ‘refine’ his photos or something.” In other words: a darkroom. The original question was posted to a StackExchange forum, where the confused fan described the darkroom in a post titled “What is the purpose of this ‘red room’ in Stranger Things?”…

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This iPhone Thief Posted a Selfie to His Victim’s Instagram, Police Say – Photography Article

Here’s a bizarre story out of New Jersey: a man reportedly stole an iPhone and then proceeded to shoot a grotesque close-up selfie of himself to share on his victim’s Instagram account. Police are now widely distributing the strange selfie in hopes of identifying the man. A man reported to the Kearny Police Department in Kearny, New Jersey on May 16th that his iPhone had been stolen. Shortly afterward, the victim’s followers on Instagram were greeted with a story featuring…

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The Silliest Online Reviews of Beautiful Landscape Photo Spots – Photography Article

Our lives are ruled by ratings. We 21st-century humans seem to spend an inordinate amount of our time attaching star ratings to stuff for the benefit of complete strangers. We rate comments, we rate photographs, we rate articles, we rate products and we rate places. Such is the modern obsession with ratings that it impacts our experience of a thing or a place, either because we are influenced by others views or because we’re so keen to share our own…

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The Most Important Photography Book in Your Possession – Photography Article

The arrival of a new camera at my doorstep yesterday and the coming holiday weekend brought to mind an easy but often overlooked lesson from long, long, ago. Here is a short story to highlight what I learned. It’s a wonder we all survived, really. Four people crammed into the less than accommodating dimensions of a silver 1985 Dodge Omni on a hot summer day. The day seemingly made hotter by the length.   While technically, a day can’t actually be longer than…

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Mike Kelley vs Lee Morris, The Rematch – Photography Article

One year ago to this very day I competed with Mike Kelley to see who could take the best photos of the famous “Dome House” and I won. For 12 months Mike has been plotting his revenge and today, we meet again, at an even more extravagant home in Charleston.  In all honesty, this rematch came about extremely last minute. I ended up going on Zillow and searching for the most extravagant house currently for sale in the area and…

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When You Ask a Photographer Friend to Babysit Your Cat… – Photography Article

Photographer and actor Josell Mariano recently had a friend ask him to babysit her beloved cat, Jade. He decided to use his time with the blue tabby cat to do a photoshoot. “If I babysit the cat for more than 3 days, the photos just happen,” Mariano says. “Here’s her face when she takes a s**t,” Mariano says. Mariano shot portraits of Jade with a single strobe through a large diffused beauty dish located to camera right. He was using…

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Happiness Through Gratitude with AJ Jacobs – Photography Article

AJ Jacobs is a multiple NYT bestselling author, a journalist, a lecturer as well as a warm and hilarious human soul.  He’s on this weeks podcast and is…SO GOOD. In this show we learn why AJ intentionally puts himself in the most extraordinary circumstances … like when he strove to be “the world’s healthiest man” going from Dad bod to ultimate health (Book = Drop Dead Healthy). Or when he lived according to the bible for a year, beard, goats and all……

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