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A Podcast Interview About The Retouching Industry With Julia Kuzmenko McKim

Before starting in the world of retouching, I always wanted to know more about it. Now that I’m working full time as a retoucher, I am happy to give back when I can. Julia Kuzmenko McKim of the Retouching Academy reached out to me to speak with her on retouching, inspiration, and business. If you aren’t familiar with her already, she’s also a staff writer here.  [more]

Wistia Argues Music Will Make or Break Your Next Video

I tend to agree with Wistia, the video player company known for making awesome productions that teach you how to better your company’s video productions. Yes, the right music really plays a major role on how your audience feels when watching one of your videos. Arguably, the right music makes a video what it is, and the wrong music will turn everyone off. [more]

What If You And Your Parents Switched Clothes?

Are you a fan of your parent’s wardrobe? Would you ever sneak into their closet and borrow their clothes for a night out with friends? Would your parents ever borrow your fashion savvy to ‘hang-out’ with their friends? Photographer Qozop decided to see what it would look like by having kids and their parents swap attire and photograph it in his series called “Spring — Autumn.” The results are fantastic. [more]

Hidden Lightroom Script To Recover Lost Photos | Huge Life Saver

Let’s imagine you’ve lost the drive that houses all of your RAW files for Lightroom. Let’s also assume ninjas broke into your off site location and stole your backup. Let’s even go so far as to say that hackers erased all of your images backed up in the cloud. If you’ve made previews there may still be one way to recover your work. [more]

Underwater Tango: Stunning Portraits by Katerina Bodrunova

Katerina Bodrunova is a self-educated Russian photographer who began photographing in 2009. Her work is striking and magical, often featuring subjects who defy gravity or seem effortlessly unaffected by their surroundings. The Underwater Tango series, featured in this post, is a brilliant example of her unique style. The fantastic series features a young man and woman in classic tango stances, seemingly unfazed by the water around them. [more]

ALIVE: The Made-Up Photo Story of Alaskan Plane Crash

Few months back we featured the incredible and unique rock climbing photos of Seattle-based photographer Kiliii Fish. This week Kiliii finished his newest photo series he worked on for a long time – this time survival was the theme. The results? Nothing short of epic. In this interview he explains the whole process and reveals how he shot and edited it all. [more]

Magazine Calls Photographer an A-hole and Threatens To Sue After Stealing Her Photo

You gotta love a good copyright blunder and horrid damage control story. Thankfully, there’s a new one still in development (totally unintentional photo-pun, I’m sorry). What makes this one even better is not only the completely intentional watermark removal, but the colorful email the photographer received after asking that the photo be taken down. [more]

New Photography-Related Domain Names Are Now Available For The General Public

After many years of having the same generic domain extensions such as .com and .net, earlier this month brand new domain extensions were introduced to the public. There are many different new domains, but photographers and creatives will be most interested in the following: .photography, .gallery, .graphics, .camera, .lighting and .equipment. This video will explain everything you need to know about the new domains. [more]

10 Reasons To Attend Fstoppers Photography Workshop

I, Mark Wallace am joining Fstoppers and nine other photographers in the Bahamas to teach 5 days of amazing workshops. This is an event you DO NOT want to miss. Why? Well here are my top 10 reasons: [more]

Find Your Frame – Using Lines To Sell A Story

Day in and day out I see images that raise the question; what is the photographer truly trying to convey in the photograph? In fashion photography, editorial story-telling is commonplace, but you must have a strong foundation for that to manifest properly in your image. Forget the lighting, focus or pose, first you need to question the frame.

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Last Chance To Win The Ultimate Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Kit

We’ve teamed up with royalty free music leader Premiumbeat.com, to give away everything you need to capture beautiful video shots on-the-go. Enter to win this prize pack DAILY through February 20, 2014 to increase your chances of winning. Additionally, receive 2 more entries for every participant you refer! [more]

Sports Illustrated Puts Kate Upton in Zero Gravity… Because, for Science?

Kate Upton? Bikini? ZERO GRAVITY? Sports Illustrated just keeps giving me more and more reasons to not read anything about sports. Now don’t get me wrong, Kate Upton is a beauty but these images, on the other hand, are mediocre. Out of focus, multiple white balances, and even some weird facial expressions going on with people in the background. Overall, I am not sure how I feel about the shoot. [more]

Bringing Quality to the Next Level: a Look at Schneider, Zeiss and Canon Compact Cinema Lenses

It’s not easy to determine which lenses to purchase when there are so many options. After all, lenses are a lifetime investment. There’s a new camera every season, but the quality and craftsmanship of a good lens will never change. In this article you can compare three brands in particular and look at the abilities of their compact prime cinema lenses. [more]

George Tice: Seeing Beyond the Moment

Fine art photographer George Tice is a master craftsman of the medium and the documentary “George Tice: Seeing Beyond the Moment” explores his rise from family portraitist to accomplished artist and educator. The film, which is available on IMDB in its entirety, was successfully funded through director Bruce Wodder’s Newstreetfilms via a Kickstarter campaign. It is an evocative look at the American landscape through the lens of one of the 20th Century’s greatest photographers.

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Politician Reported to Have Spent Nearly $165,000 on Photography Expenses

Over the past three years, the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs minister, Eamon Gilmore, was reported to have spent €119,284 on photography. We members of the photography community may think, “So what?” but that’s a whopping $163,408 US dollars, in a world that seems to be discouraged with paying photographers their dues.

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