Images You Can Refocus After Shooting "A company called Lytro has just launched with $50 million in funding and, unlike Color, the technology is pretty mind- blowing. It’s designing a camera that may be the next giant leap in the evolution of photography — a consumer camera that shoots photos that can be refocused at any time. Instead of capturing a single plane of light like traditional cameras do, Lytro’s light-field camera will use a special sensor to capture the color, intensity, and vector direction of the rays of light (data that’s lost with traditional cameras)."
10 Critical Points for Photography Contracts"As you begin to make the jump from amateur to professional, it is extremely easy to overlook the business and legal side of photography. However, if you’re getting paid for making images, it is important that you protect yourself with a basic contract. Today we’ll briefly go over some types of content and considerations that should be in your contract so that you can be sure that you’re on the right track to a professional career."
“Back To The Future” Series by Irina Werning"There is something special about looking at photographs of yourself when you were young. Many people become nostalgic. One way of gaining back time, if only for a few seconds, is to recreate these childhood photos. This is exactly what Irina Werning has done, and because she has done it so well, she has become very popular in recent months. Watch the NPR video interview about Irina and her Back to the Future series..."
Balancing Indoor And Outdoor Lighting"Try balancing the illumination across a scene where both interior and exterior spaces need even, natural-seeming, and color-correct light. Minneapolis architecture specialist Andrea Rugg did it for this glamorous penthouse apartment. The lighting strategies she used, while common among architectural photographers, form an insightful tutorial for the rest of us."
Mysteries Of A Nazi Photo Album"There are certainly many photo albums of Nazi leaders and many photo albums of the Nazis’ victims. But it’s hard to imagine many albums depicting both, just a few pages apart. At least one does, however, and it has surfaced in New York City..."
This month's Fstopper's photo contest revolves around the theme of "SAND". Why should you care? The answer is simple: the winner will get a custom banner linking to their site on Fstoppers.com, will win a Starlite Kit by PhotoFlex, become the envy of their friends and gain the respect of their peers. So head on over to the forum and submit your photo before the sands run out.
“If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no short cuts in photography.” -Edward Weston-
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