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What makes a pro photographer a pro? How do you do it? Do you just wake up one day and the photo gods anoint you a pro? Do you have to pass the pro photography exam and get some sort of certificate?I studied photojournalism at San Francisco State University where I learned a lot about the technical side of photography, ethics, work ethics, and storytelling. What I didn’t learn much about wa
This time-lapse of a mammoth 3.5-hour photo editing session by Anya Anti is fascinating. The concept behind the shot is that she wanted to create a self-portrait based on the term ‘butterflies in your stomach’.By capturing an image of a skeleton with butterflies stuck around its ‘stomach’ underneath the rib cage as well as a photo of herself in front of the camer
Dutch water company SPA Nederland believes in the purity of their product. To prove how clean and clear their water is, they employed scientists to use a drop of SPA Nederland water as a camera lens. It sounds crazy, right? Ultimately, anything can act as a functional lens so long as it can refract light to converge at a single point. The scientists in the video below placed an aperture diaphragm
After Malaysian photographer Keow Wee Loong and his fiancée Marta got married recently, they embarked on an epic adventure: Keow decided to shoot his own wedding photo in 11 countries around the world.Countries the couple visited over the 3 month journey include Norway, Indonesia, Japan, Italy, England, Austria, Germany, Poland, Malaysia, Sweden, and Denmark. The couple says they spent less than
Photographer Khadija Saye has been confirmed as one of the 30 confirmed victims of the tragic Grenfell tower block fire that shook London, and the world, earlier this week.On the June 14th, 2017, a tower block in West London caught fire in the early hours of the morning. The cause of the fire is so far unknown, but the blaze ripped up the side of the building, taking hold of all 24 floors in a ma
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For her project titled “Nebula,” Spanish photographer Jacqueline Roberts shot portraits of youth in the limbo period between childhood and adolescence using the wet plate collodion process from the mid- to late-1800s. The resulting photos are haunting in their appearance.“‘Nebula’ are portraits that I make on glass and metal plates,” Roberts says. “I use
Jim Winters with his TRIAXEZ rig. Photo by Pete BodenThe AF-S Nikkor 800mm F5.6 VR is an absolute beast of a lens. Shooting handheld with it for more than a few seconds is pretty much unbearable unless you're a champion bodybuilder. Wanting it utilize it for aviation photography, Jim Winters built a rig to accommodate the lens and a camera body that he can use for hours.His 'triple axis' TRIAXEZ
London-based photographer Paul Kohlhaussen has a wish list of cameras he’d love to shoot with, but he can’t afford them. So, he did something rather unusual: he decided to combine some of their notable features into a custom camera that he 3D printed himself.Kohlhaussen created a fully functional 6×14 medium format camera without having any prior experience of CAD: he taught hims
The late Jim Marshall was well known during his career for his music photography, which earned him the Grammy’s Trustee Award. Marshall was the first and to date the only photographer to achieve this honor. To celebrate the work of Jim Marshall, Leica Camera and the Jim Marshall Estate are releasing a limited edition Jim Marshall set. Marshall acquired 20 different Leica M cameras during hi is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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