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[News] See How Easily Your Camera Bag Can Be Stolen

[News] See How Easily Your Camera Bag Can Be Stolen The video quality isn’t that great but this footage will still give you pause to think. See what happened when UK photographer Tom Bird stopped into a bar to have drinks with his mates. “The actual theft happens at 1:14 in this video. It’s worth pointing out that this thief is not actually very good (although it does look like he got away with it): He’s spending time scouting around and looking shifty. I’ve seen CCTV footage of real professionals at work: They’ll send in one person to scout for potential loot, and then another person will swoop in, someone will cause a brief...

Gaël Turine

Gaël Turine Abomey, Benin 2008 Gaël Turine (b. 1972 France) received a degree in photography in 1997 and shortly after began “Aveuglément” (Blindly) photographing the cooperatives for the blind in West Africa. This project was published in the Photo Poche series edited by Robert Delpire in 2001 and was also exhibited in five European capitals and awarded twice. In the same year, after the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan he published the book “Being 20 in Kabul”. Gaël has received a grant from a private Belgian foundation to work in Eritrea and in 2004 received the first grant from the...

Beth Yarnelle Edwards

Beth Yarnelle Edwards Suburban Dreams. Iceland 2009 Beth Yarnelle Edwards (b.1950, USA) has been making photographs in idyllic suburban middle-class settings in America and Europe since 1997. Her work as been exhibited and published extensively in the USA and Europe, and she has been the subject of solo museum exhibitions at Château D’Eau in Toulouse, France and the Museé de la Photographie å Charleroi in Belgium. The winner of Center’s 1999 Photography Project Competition, her photographs can be found in the collections of SFMOMA, LACMA, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and many other institutions....

High Tech Retro Digital Cameras

High Tech Retro Digital Cameras The back-to-the-future crowd will love two cameras currently on the market, the Leica X1 and the just-released, Fuji X100. The stylized cameras—point-and-shoots with big sensors—are comparable to the Sony Alpha in picture quality, but look like old film cameras. Let’s begin with the last one, the Fuji X100 first. People are snapping up the $ 1,200 camera. B&H Camera is out of them. Since the camera does not have interchangeable lenses, the camera body is smaller, making it attractive to many street photographers. To be sure, you will question yourself as to whether or not you...

How to Capture a Sunset Photo

How to Capture a Sunset Photo “That Fleeting Moment” captured by rob castro (click image to see more from rob castro) Sunsets are among the favorite subjects of people who love photography, whether amateurs or the veterans. Wherever they go, people just love to watch sunsets while relaxing at the end of the day and when there’s an opportunity, they would not hesitate to capture the sun going down with their reliable digital cameras. According to the experts, sunsets are not that difficult to photograph. With some simple techniques, any camera owner can achieve beautiful shots regardless of their...

Beyond Thirds: Introduction to Creative Composition New eBook

Beyond Thirds: Introduction to Creative Composition New eBook Beyond Thirds eBook (Click to Learn More) Beyond Thirds: A Photographer’s Introduction to Creative Composition was released today and is an eBook about taking composition past the so-called rules. It’s a thoughtful, practical book about the way we build our photographs within the constraint of the frame. Beyond Thirds is now available on the award-winning Craft & Vision site: It Can be Found Here The author moves past the traditional discussion of thirds by showing how a more holistic approach can turn a conventional rule into a powerful tool. The ebook explores important subjects...

Amazing Time-lapse Flight Over Earth from the Space Station

This now viral video released in the last few days has been stunning viewers worldwide. It was created using multiple time-lapse sequences of photographs captured with a special low-light 4K-camera by the astronaut crew of expedition 28 & 29 on-board the International Space Station from August to October, 2011. Take a moment and enjoy: Shooting locations in order of appearance: Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia Aurora Australis south of Australia Northwest...

How to Shoot Stock Photography: People Stock Guide part 2

How to Shoot Stock Photography: People Stock Guide part 2 Continuing where I left off in the last post, this is the second part of the final installment of my series on stock photography. Now that I’ve covered the overly complicated and legal section of people stock photography, It’s about time to really get into the guide on how to do people stock photography. Shooting Restrictions This title is a little deceiving, in fact there are no real restrictions to shooting people stock photography. This type of stock only requires that there be piece of humanity in the image. This could be a model’s full body shot, a head shot, or even just a...

Focus Modes in Digital Cameras

Focus Modes in Digital Cameras “Hunter and the hunted” captured by Amith Surendran (Click Image to See More From Amith Surendran) It’s a fact that digital cameras have become more advanced today that they require little effort from users in order to capture the best images possible. More features have been enhanced through the years that allow people including children to use digital cameras with great ease. One of the best features that these latest photographic equipment can offer people is the autofocus system. This is available in both the point and shoot and the DSLR models. But while some serious...

Tone Mapping in Photography: HDR Effect

Tone Mapping in Photography: HDR Effect “Pier Light HDR” captured by Steve SMP (Click Image to See More From Steve SMP) When creating HDR images one must be concerned with the HDR look. But what exactly is the HDR look? If one wants to be technical then the look is defined as a tone mapped look; an image that is the product of the merging of three or more bracketed exposures that is the result of tone mapping and not the merger alone. So what! In reality, the HDR look is a creative look, the tone mapping that produces an image that resembles a traditional photograph but no longer looks like a traditional photograph....
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