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Photographer in Missouri Hit and Killed by Amtrak Train During Photo Shoot

Photographer in Missouri Hit and Killed by Amtrak Train During Photo Shoot A photographer lost his life last Saturday during a photo shoot on the Union Pacific U.S. Highway 50 overpass in Sedalia, MO when an Amtrak train came around a blind corner and couldn’t stop in time to avoid hitting him. According to the Sedalia Democrat, Jonathan D. Eade was trespassing on a narrow railroad bridge around midday on Saturday, conducting a photoshoot on the tracks, when police say an Amtrak train came around a “blind curve” in the tracks and hit him. The combination of noise from the traffic below and the fact that the bridge is too narrow for pedestrians...

Apple Patents Fascinating ‘Artificial Muscle’ Tech for Controlling a Camera Lens

Apple Patents Fascinating ‘Artificial Muscle’ Tech for Controlling a Camera Lens According to a newly-published patent from Apple, the tech giant is looking to flex its muscles in the world of smartphone camera technology… quite literally. United States Patent Application No. 20140168799, titled Artificial Muscle Camera Lens Actuator, describes a muscle-like focusing and aperture system built from electroactive polymers, or EAPs — a type of ‘smart material’ that changes its shape when it’s subjected to an electric field. Meant to replace the voice coil motor that is the current standard in the world of smartphone cameras, the new system...

The Art of Celebrity and Editorial Photography eBook at 60% Off

The Art of Celebrity and Editorial Photography eBook at 60% Off Michael Grecco is one of the best-known celebrity photographers in the world. His beautiful, insightful work is all around us–on movie posters, in advertising, on magazine covers, everywhere. “I delight in inspiring people,” he writes. “I want them to stop, think, and feel.” Now Grecco shares the secrets of great portraits in his book Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Celebrity and Editorial Photography. We were able to get a 60% discount for our readers ($ 10 marked down from $ 25) which ends soon. Deal found here: Lighting & the Dramatic Portrait Lighting...

Building Futuristic Miniature Worlds with Photography

Building Futuristic Miniature Worlds with Photography David LaChapelle and his crew are some of the industry’s best model builders, having built to scale models of buildings and landscapes for multiple blockbuster movies. When not building a model cityscape for a film set, LaChapelle dedicates his time to a project he calls LAND SCAPE. Part miniature photography, part landscape photography, the project is a curious mix of photography techniques that is sure to inspire. Take a look at the two-part video series below to go on a backstage tour of the making of LAND SCAPE: The LAND SCAPE project stemmed out of a series of similar photos...

Bodyscapes: Spectacular Black Light Body Art Photography by John Poppleton

Bodyscapes: Spectacular Black Light Body Art Photography by John Poppleton John Poppleton‘s personal motto as a photographer and artist has been to ‘cherish something different.’ The first roll of black and white film he ever got, he climbed to the top of a palm tree to shoot it; and during his 20-year career as a top-notch wedding photographer he would photograph brides in everything from abandoned buildings to the top of picturesque rooftops. It was this need to be different, to be on the cutting edge of creativity, that inspired Poppleton to get into black light body art photography. And it’s these mesmerizing Bodyscapes that captivated...

Tamron Reveals the 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8, Its First All-in-One Zoom for MFT Systems

Tamron Reveals the 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8, Its First All-in-One Zoom for MFT Systems Tamron broke new ground in MFT lenses yesterday with the release of the 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 DI III, the company’s very first all-in-one zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The Tamron 14-150mm DI III lens offers MFT shooters a 28-300mm full-frame equivalent field of view and a f/3.5-5.8 variable aperture. Inside you’ll find 17 improved optical elements in 13 groups, a 7-blade aperture diaphragm, and stepping motor built with quick and quiet AF for video in mind. The one thing that is conspicuously absent from the specs and acronyms is image stabilization, which Tamron decided...

Interesting Photo of the Day: Laundry Day for Superboy

Interesting Photo of the Day: Laundry Day for Superboy Everyone loves a good creative portrait and this one has managed to capture they eye (and hearts) of the internet, recently going viral. By the looks of it, it must be laundry day for the young super hero: A boy and his superhero costumes. (Via Imgur. Click to see full size.) These Are Your Moments, a photographer based in Port Colborne, Ontario, captured this great image that creatively captures childhood. I have to say, it is pretty awesome! [via PictureCorrect Photography...

Nat Geo Photographer Narrates the Making of a ‘Moment’ In the American West

National Geographic photographer William Albert Allard has spent the past five decades of his life capturing photographs and authoring articles for the storied magazine. Over the course of fifty years, one would think the narratives behind individual photographs would begin to blur together, but that’s not the case. At least not for Allard and a photograph of a buckaroo named Stan. In this About a Photo short film, presented by ThinkTank, Allard narrates the story of one of the “greatest photographs of the American West.” The photo shows cowboy Stan Kendall alone in a...

8 Tips for Shooting Standout Bird Photography

8 Tips for Shooting Standout Bird Photography Instantly improve your photos of birds in the wild with these eight tips. Then, learn everything you need to know to capture the beauty and grace of birds in the wild, from lighting and gear to reading bird behavior. Join esteemed biologist and expert bird photographer Neil Losin in the online Craftsy class Photographing Birds in the Wild for 50% off—an offer for PictureCorrect readers. Marbled Godwit 1. They say patience is a virtue When photographing birds, you don’t have a lot of control over lighting or positioning. Once you find the bird you want to photograph you have to be...

Annie Leibovitz and Kanye West Clear the Air in Joint Statement to the Media

Annie Leibovitz and Kanye West Clear the Air in Joint Statement to the Media Following up on the story that angered many in the photo world, it seems that Kanye West and Annie Leibovitz have cleared the air after the comments he made earlier in the week during a Cannes Lions panel. During the panel, West was quoted as saying that Leibovitz pulled out the day before the wedding, leaving him and Kim in a lurch and forcing them to spend 4 days during their honey moon editing their wedding photos to ‘look like Annie…’ He was also quoted as saying that he thought the reason she maybe didn’t shoot the wedding was because she was “afraid of...
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