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After controversial video, China bans saying Leica on social media

A video that referenced Tiananmen Square got the name of the camera company Leica banned from the social media platform Weibo. Leica says the video wasn't an officially sanctioned promotion. The post After controversial video, China bans saying Leica on social media appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Photography, Social Media, Web, China, Leica, Weibo


Light on price but rich on features, these are the best cameras for students

Need pro-level features on a budget? The best cameras for students mix advanced features with a more palatable price point. From $2K entry level full frame cameras to $600 budget picks, here are five of the best cameras for students. The post Light on price but rich on features, these are the best cameras for students appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, Best Cameras, Canon, Nikon, Sony


The Proper Attitude Toward Tech (Frank's Lesson)

Michael Kenna, Stone Pine Tunnel, Pento, Abruzzo, Italy, 2016,silver gelatin print, 8 × 7 inches I learned this from Frank DiPerna, one of my teachers at the Corcoran. I must have been having difficulty with something one day, and with a wave of his hand and in a dismissive tone of voice he said, "Just master it. Just learn whatever you need to know to do your work. Don't worry about anything else. Just master what you need." Or maybe he said, "...don't worry about the rest of that crap." (I'm...
Tags: Photo-tech, Michael Johnston


Striking Photos Capture the Unnatural Transformation of the Amazon Rainforest

There was this moment last year when I was sitting in the quietest place in the U.S. and a plane flew overhead, breaking the cocoon of natural sound. It was the sonic emulation of the world we’re creating, writ large. Humanity has crept into every nook and cranny of the planet, and now we’re being forced to confront…Read more...
Tags: Anthropocene, Culture, Photography, Art, Atmos, Amazon Rainforest, Brazil


The ten-second reminder for successfully retouching photos of people

Recently, while I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, I stumbled upon this sentence about people’s appearance: “If they can’t fix it in 10 seconds, don’t point it out.” It’s a very clever thought, and I immediately connected it with the retouching process and the rules for retouching people. Based on this quote, I came […] The post The ten-second reminder for successfully retouching photos of people appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Inspiration, Photo Retouching, Retouching, Skin Retouching, Why do we retouch people


This Week in Photography Books: Alexa Vachon

  It’s Passover coming up this weekend. (Or Easter, depending on your religious affiliation.) It’s a holy time of year for the Jewish people, as it represents the Israelites escape from Egypt, fleeing slavery. According to the Torah, (or the Old Testament,) the Jews then spent 40 years in the desert before being allowed into the kingdom of Israel. To Christians, Jesus was killed during Passover, crucified for his beliefs. Then, according to the New Testament, he was resurrected, as Jesus was the...
Tags: Photography Books


A Day At Mission Beach, California, August 1970

Mission Beach (the beach) is a long wide sandy beach in the Mission Beach area of San Diego. It is a laid-back neighborhood whose namesake sands attract surfers, sunbathers and volleyball players. A paved path curls around Mission Bay, a popular spot for water sports. “I went down and spent a week with my cousin living in the Mission Bay beach community. After surfing with my beach air mat for a... Source
Tags: Photography, 1970s, Beach, California, Day, Mission


68 Nostalgic Images Of The Greatest Pop Culture Legends In History Shared By Morrison Hotel Gallery

Audrey Hepburn, 1967 Photo: Terry O’Neill Media is packed with shiny covers and airbrushed images of celebrities we love, but the candid behind-the-scenes images that capture the unpolished truths and honest emotions of these famous faces are what show someone we can actually relate to. Here is a time travel to the glory days of the greatest pop culture legends of all time.
Tags: Photography, Celebrities, Gallery, Nostalgic, Retro


31 Photography Links From Helpful Tutorials To Great Images To Get You Inspired

The Toad never seems to rest, relentlessly searching in all corners of the internet for links for photography enthusiasts of all types to enjoy.  Just like a bowl of mashed potatoes, we've got a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Cool Photos & Photographers


How to change the color of anything in Photoshop without making selections

There are plenty of ways to change the color of objects in Photoshop. Most of them require you to make a selection of the object you want to change, and it can sometimes be quite complicated. In this video, Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE will show you how to quickly change the color of anything without making […] The post How to change the color of anything in Photoshop without making selections appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Tutorials, Adobe Photoshop, Colin Smith, Color Change, Photoshop Cafe, Photoshop Cc Tutorial, Photoshop Education, Photoshop Tips, PhotoshopCAFE


Canon EOS R Firmware update brings Sony-like Eye-AF

I guess Eye-AF is the future. Following Sony’s and Nikon’s Eye-AF releases, Canon could not afford to be left behind. So, Canon is releasing their own firmware for the Canon EOS-R which mainly includes a new eye-AF functionality. While Canon HK published the news about two weeks ago, the actual update became available via Canon […] The post Canon EOS R Firmware update brings Sony-like Eye-AF appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Gear, Canon, Canon EOS R, Eye AF, Firmware Update


Five awesome things revisiting the same location can do for your photography

Some people like to constantly explore new places, without going back to those they’ve already seen. Other people like revisiting the same location several times and photographing it again and again. Although I love traveling, adventure and exploring new places, I must admit that I still fall within that second category. There are some locations […] The post Five awesome things revisiting the same location can do for your photography appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Inspiration, Location, Location Photography, Locations, Photography, Photography Location, Ugly location


Colour in Cinema: Daredevil

I’m not a fan of western superhero franchises. Yes I fully appreciate that I’m in the minority here and it’s certainly not my intention to turn you away in the first sentence, but rather to solidify the fact that this exploration of colour in cinema does not come from a fanboy solely driven by vapid, […] The post Colour in Cinema: Daredevil appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Inspiration, Cinema, Color, Color Theory, Daredevil, Film, Jake Hicks, Movie, Series


this was a good week

Despite the burning of the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, there was good in this week. Here’s where:• My beans are starting to climb, Marcus and Alex both had a short work week, and this weekend we’re hosting Easter lunch for our family. • Speaking of Notre Dame, some video tours of the beautiful sanctuary before the fire.• I came across this video of Annie Oakley sharp-shooting in 1894 … and the video was fi...
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You can’t take a selfie with the gigantic Aperture Spherical Telescope anymore

You can't take a selfie with the world's largest single disk radio telescope anymore, as the Chinese government has banned everything from smartphones to digital cameras in the surrounding five-kilometer area. The post You can’t take a selfie with the gigantic Aperture Spherical Telescope anymore appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Photography, Trends, Phones, Ban, Fast, Aperture Spherical Telescope


Selfies are now banned at China’s gigantic Aperture Spherical Telescope

You can't take a selfie with the world's largest single-dish radio telescope anymore, as the Chinese government has banned everything from smartphones to digital cameras in the surrounding 5-kilometer area. The post Selfies are now banned at China’s gigantic Aperture Spherical Telescope appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, News, Photography, Aperture Spherical Telescope


Microsoft Refuses to License Facial Recognition Software to Police in California

Facial recognition tech is both dystopian and a huge part of the future of the field of optics and photography. The main issue with it is that it could be used for nefarious purposes. Currently, we... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: News


Millions of Instagram Users Impacted by Facebook Password Leak

We brought you news of the Facebook password debacle back in March. When we reported it to you then, it was believed that the leak primarily affected Facebook users. But it is now known that millions... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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What If You Got Rid of Public Likes on Instagram?

Would Instagram be a better place without likes? The Verge reports that an “unreleased” feature for Instagram that would make “your followers to focus on what you share, not how many... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: News


Dramatically downing a beer in a dingy Tokyo bar

A rather theatrically drained glass in a fantastically atmospheric little bar.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Food And Drink, Tokyo


5 EASY LIGHTING SETUPS THAT MAY SURPRISE YOU

The post 5 EASY LIGHTING SETUPS THAT MAY SURPRISE YOU appeared first on ESSENTIALS For Photographers.
Tags: Featured, Lighting, PROJECT "52


Ricoh GR III (Interesting Recent Cameras I)

The new Ricoh GR III The Ricoh GR has a very long lineage at this point, across various formats and spanning film and digital. Generally they have all been fixed-lens compacts with a slowish 28mm (or equivalent) lens, a focal length that has long been considered central and important in Japan. The original film cameras, first introduced 23 years ago in 1996, included the GR1, GR10, GR1s, and the GR1v, plus several "Date" versions and the spinoff GR21, an ultrawide 21mm-lens variant. GR film c...
Tags: Photography, Japan, New, Cameras, Ricoh, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Daido Moriyama, Philip Jones Griffiths, Ricoh GR, GR Digital


Lens: Will Martin Parr’s Photos Change the World? He Doesn’t Think So

In documenting his homeland, the British photographer captures its contradictions and ambiguities with a sense of humor.
Tags: Photography, News, Great Britain, Magnum Photos, Politics And Government, London (England, Immigration and Emigration, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit, Will Martin Parr


Sweet 16: Wacom’s Cintiq 16 pen display makes retouching photos a breeze

Wacom’s Cintiq pen displays are usually reserved for the pros (or wealthy enthusiasts), but the new Cintiq 16 brings screen and stylus editing to an approachable price. Does it cut too much to get there? The post Sweet 16: Wacom’s Cintiq 16 pen display makes retouching photos a breeze appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, Photoshop, Trends, Computing, Photo Editing, Wacom, Cintiq, Wacom Cintiq 16


The Art of the Personal Project: Sara Forrest

The Art of the Personal Project is a crucial element to let potential buyers see how you think creatively on your own.  I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or that show something I have never seen before.  In this thread, I’ll include a link to each personal project with the artist statement so you can see more of the project. Please note: This thread is not affiliated with any company; I’m just featuring projects that I find.  Please DO NOT send me your work.  I do n...
Tags: Photography, US, America, Kansas, Personal Project, Topeka, Suzanne Sease, The Martin Agency, Kaplan Thaler Capital One Best, Sara Forrest


Ingenious DIY Etch-A-Sketch digital camera

Martin Fitzpatrick built the Etch-A-Snap, a digital camera with an automated Pocket Etch-A-Sketch as its display on the back. Each photo takes between 15 minutes to one hour to be sketched. From Two Bit Arcade: Photos are processed down to 240x144 pixel 1-bit (black & white) line drawings using Pillow and OpenCV and then translated into plotter commands by building a network graph representation with networkx. The Etch-A-Sketch wheels are driven by two 5V stepper motors mounted into a custo...
Tags: Photography, Video, News, Cameras, Displays, Etch A Sketch, Martin Fitzpatrick


2019 Pulitzer Prize winners announced for Breaking News and Feature Photography

The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced. And like every year, stories in two photography-related categories have been awarded: the Breaking News Photography and Feature Photography. Winners of both categories won the awards for moving stories from different parts of the world, and you can read more and see the images below. Breaking News […] The post 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners announced for Breaking News and Feature Photography appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Photojournalism, Photojournalists, Pulitzer Prize, Photojournalist


Panasonic Lumix S1R vs. Nikon Z 7: High-res mirrorless showdown

The 47-megapixels Lumix S1R and 46-megapixel Nikon Z 7 are the two highest-resolution, full-frame mirrorless cameras on the market. The S1R features a high-resolution mode that can take 187MP images, but the Nikon is lighter and cheaper. The post Panasonic Lumix S1R vs. Nikon Z 7: High-res mirrorless showdown appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, Trends, Nikon, Panasonic LUMIX, Panasonic Lumix S1R, Nikon Z 7


42 Photographs Of Super Cute Cats For Your Enjoyment

Cats are super cute. They are companions, an important part of the family and, if you've ever had a cat, they can be just hilariously funny. Photographing your furry family member is really the same... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Photography, Cool Photos & Photographers


The Pixel 3’s AI automatically takes your selfie when it thinks it will look best

When Google Pixel 3 was announced, many people were surprised to learn that it only features one rear camera and a dual front camera. The phone relies heavily on AI to help you take the best photos, and the latest update is aimed particularly at selfie-takers. Thanks to Google’s AI, the Pixel 3 can now […] The post The Pixel 3’s AI automatically takes your selfie when it thinks it will look best appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Google, Photography, News, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Google Pixel, Google Pixel 3