Unique Photographic Technique Shows Importance of Face Masks Amid Pandemic

Unique Photographic Technique Shows Importance of Face Masks Amid Pandemic

The CDC recently recommended that everyone wear face masks whenever out in public to help protect against the further spread of coronavirus. This neat video uses an old but unusual photography technique to show the effectiveness of using face masks.

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Why Less Gear Is Sometimes Better

Why Less Gear Is Sometimes Better

There is no doubt that most photographers love gear; after all, modern cameras and lenses are pretty nifty gadgets. And while it can be fun to have a pile of gear on your shelf, sometimes, having less equipment is actually better for your abilities and your creativity.

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All 50-Plus Adobe Applications Explained

All 50-Plus Adobe Applications Explained

You are probably aware of what apps like Lightroom, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro do, but Adobe makes a veritable plethora of applications, and you might not be aware of what they all do and how the more specialized and lesser-known apps can help your work. This helpful video will introduce you to over 50 Adobe applications and explain what they each of them does in just 10 minutes.

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Landscape Photography Is so Much More Than the Wide Angle View

Landscape Photography Is so Much More Than the Wide Angle View

Are you guilty of only using a wide angle lens for landscape photography? If that is the case or you just want some confirmation that both a standard zoom and a telephoto lens also work, you might want to check out this video.

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White House photographer Pete Souza shows off what gear is in his bag

Pete Souza, the former Chief Official White House Photographer for U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama, has taken to Instagram to show off what camera gear he uses for his work.

Throughout the 12-minute video, he details his equipment of choice and shows off images captured with nearly every camera and lens he mentions. Along the way, he also shares a number of anecdotes from over the years, regarding how his style and approach has changed as camera technology continues to progress.

Despite the fascinating video of his most-used equipment, Souza prefaces it by explaining the camera and lenses are simply tools to get the job done, likening them to a trio of screwdrivers; ‘They all work equally well […] I don’t know what brand or model [the screwdrivers] are. You just have to make a decision yourself on what kind of equipment to use.’

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You can find more of Souza’s work on his website, as well as the archived White House Flickr account that shows more than 6,600 images captured during his time as Obama’s official photographer.

Nikon Is Offering Free Classes During April!

Nikon Is Offering Free Classes During April!

As of right now, you’re able to stream all of Nikon School’s online classes for free, right from the comfort of your living room.

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Do You Think the New Trend of Shooting ‘Porch Sessions’ Is Dangerous?

Do You Think the New Trend of Shooting 'Porch Sessions' Is Dangerous?

Every year, we see different photography trends arise. This year, we’re seeing something new: portrait sessions of families posing in front of their homes, smiling at the safely distanced photographer. But, is this a wise move of documenting social history or a risk that is not worth taking?

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Are Photos Living Entities?

Are Photos Living Entities?

A photo is taken in an instant, snapped as you perceive the moment, recording indefinitely the raw values encoded from the sensor to the memory card. How then can a photo be a living entity?

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Going Virtual in the Pandemic Age: CPH:DOX 2020, The Digital Edition

Hard to believe just a few weeks back I was eagerly preparing for my annual pilgrimage to Copenhagen to begin the spring doc fest season. Well, we all know how that turned out. Or not. As a deadly virus forced festivals the world over to cancel, CPH:DOX, long a champion of outside-the-box filmmaking, counterintuitively decided the show must go on. Rather than cut losses and hunker down in social isolation, festival director Tine Fischer and her scrappy team did the exact opposite, reaching out online to actually expand the CPH:DOX audience on a global scale. Picking up and relocating to […]