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Our favorite photographers: A conversation with Sony Artisan, Vivienne Gucwa: Part II

 
 

We had the chance recently to sit down with Sony Artisan Vivienne Gucwa, a fine art travel photographer and devotee of New York City. In that piece, we got to know a bit of Vivienne and her (inspiring) back-story....

Sony A77 II Shooter’s Report Part II: Great performance, but is continuous AF up to snuff?

 
 

It was a long time in the making, but our second and final installment of our Sony A77 II Shooter's Report is here at last. Photographer John Shafer was almost ready to put down his own cash for Sony's latest APS-C...

Our favorite photographers: A conversation with Sony Artisan, Vivienne Gucwa: Part II

 
 

We had the chance recently to sit down with Sony Artisan Vivienne Gucwa, a fine art travel photographer and devotee of New York City. In that piece, we got to know a bit of Vivienne and her (inspiring) back-story. This is the second half of that interview, where we talk a bit about Vivienne’s current work,...

Fujifilm’s releases interactive website that lets you test out X-mount lenses

 
 

Fujifilm has created an interactive website that lets you test out their entire range of X-mount lenses. By capturing the exact same scene across every lens in their line-up, they’ve built a unique lens simulation guide that lets you take a closer look at what each lens has to offer.

All of the photos were taken...

EyeEm announces two key hires to further develop the world’s best visual search engine

 
 

Photo-sharing platform EyeEm is continuing to double down on search with the addition of two new hires, Sriram J. Sathish, previously of Yahoo, and Harsimrat Sandhawalia, previously a robotics engineer at Carnegie Mellon University. Together, they join Appu Shaji, Head of R&D at EyeEm, to put into hyperdrive the...

Apple delays release of its Aperture replacement app, set for a late April release

 
 

Last June Apple confirmed what many had suspected – they were stopping development of Aperture, it’s professional-level photo editing and organization program.

The announcement didn’t come as a surprise consider just a few weeks prior they had showed off a new OSX photo organization and editing program called...

SmartShoot makes searching for photographers easier than ever

 
 

When companies look to hire a photographer, there are a handful of logistical issues they must go through. Whether it’s a Fortune 500 cooperation or a small operation around the corner, there are few resources out there that help connect them with just the photographer they’re in need of.

Looking to change that...

10 things you didn’t know about DXO’s sensor scores

 
 

DXO Mark’s sensor test scores have long been the go-to comparison to see how one camera’s sensor compares to another. Using a formulaic test, the DXO Mark team gives each camera dedicated ratings, which determine how and where they best compete with others on the market.

What you might not know is how they come...

Sony A77 II Shooter’s Report Part II: Great performance, but is continuous AF up to snuff?

 
 

It was a long time in the making, but our second and final installment of our Sony A77 II Shooter's Report is here at last. Photographer John Shafer was almost ready to put down his own cash for Sony's latest APS-C A-mount camera, sight unseen, based solely on the specs of the camera. He was quite smitten with the...

‘A Different View’ photo series challenges the social stigmas of pregnancy and motherhood

 
 

Serbian photographers Dragana Djorović and Jovan Marjanov are looking to make a statement against pregnancy and motherhood stereotypes through their photo series A Different View. In it, they capture mother and model Marijana Jovanović taking part in a number of professions that aren’t often suggested for a woman...

Mastin Labs Ilford B&W Preset Pack takes film emulation to the next level

 
 

In the age of digital photography, it’s slightly paradoxical that we look to the past for inspiration on how to bring to life our images of today. Specifically, I’m referring to the trend of using analog-inspired presets to bring character to our otherwise sterile digital images.

To some people though, it’s not...

Fujifilm X100T Shooter’s Report Part II: Exploring performance, image quality and WiFi functionality

 
 

In part II of his Fuji X100T Shooter's Report, reviewer Eamon Hickey dives deeper into the functionality and performance of this classic street shooter, with a closer look at both still and continuous autofocus performance. He also explores more about the overall image quality shooters can expect across the ISO...

Tips for ‘choosing the right light’ and getting the perfect exposure every time

 
 

Travel photographer Brendan van Son has been around the world and back a handful of times in his career. Along the way, he has gathered an incredible collection of photography knowledge. Today, he shares with us a few pointers for choosing the right type of light when taking photographs – particularly architecture...

A look at catch lights and the role they have in portraiture

 
 

If the eyes are the windows to the soul then what are the windows that are reflected on the eyes? Or the studio lighting equipment for that matter. Whatever they are they’re called Catch Lights.

The catch lights that are reflected in the eyes of your subjects can make a big difference in the final impact of your...

Three college students killed attempting dare-devil selfie in front of moving train

 
 

Three Indian men, aged 20–22, have been killed in an attempt to capture ‘dare devil’ photos in front of a moving train. The Times of India reports that Yakub, Iqbal and Afzal (no last names were given) have deceased as a result of a photo stunt gone wrong.

Police are still working on gathering information about...

Snapchat announces Discover, a new way for brands to share curated photo and video content

 
 

Today, ephemeral messaging service Snapchat has unveiled its latest creation. It’s called Discover and it’s a new platform that will allow editorial teams across the globe to create and curate photos and videos for Snapchat users.

Built around Snapchat’s core ‘Stories’ feature, Discover is a way for brands to...

When should you replace your media cards?

 
 

In my digital career, I’ve had three CompactFlash cards—that’s the media card containing my photographs—completely die on me. They became unreadable. In two of those cases, I could live without the lost photographs— I either didn’t need them or I could reshoot them.

In the other case, I paid close to $2000 for a...

Pixels to Paint: Mixing photography and printmaking yields beautiful results

 
 

To many, a physical print is the final step in the photographic process. But there are those who use photography as only a means to an end, not the end itself. One such individual is Ellen Scobie, a Vancouver-based artist who uses digital photography in tandem with her printmaking background to create beautiful...

BTS of ‘Tutu Warrior Photo Shoot’: muscular men sport a pink tutu for breast cancer awareness

 
 

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), Seattle-based photographer John Keatley teamed up with Black Rapid to create their own rendition of ‘The Tutu Project’, a photo series that helps raise funds and awareness for breast cancer patients and research.

To follow the queue that other Tutu Project...

An introduction to ‘The Art of Photography’

 
 

Today I’d like to introduce to you Ted Forbes, the mastermind behind photography podcast and YouTube channel, The Art of Photography.

To supplement his podcasts, which are excellent in their own right, Forbes also puts out between one and three videos on his YouTube channel every week. Each of these videos fit...

Breaking News: Sports Illustrated lays off all six of its staff photographers

 
 

NPPA is reporting that Sports Illustrated has laid off all remaining staff photographers.

At approximately noon on Thursday, veteran sports photographers Robert Beck, Simon Bruty, Bill Frakes, David E. Klutho, John W. McDonough and Al Tielemans were notified of the decision.

In speaking with NPPA, Sports...

Once again, it’s all about the glories of nature - Our December Photo of the Day contest winners revealed!

We here in the northern hemisphere don't tend to associate December as the best month for nature photography, but our December Photo of the Day monthly award winners and runners-up tell a different tale. From a gorgeous shot of a wild dolphin by longtime POTD contributor Karen Celella to a whimsical and compelling desert juxtaposition from yet another longtime contributor...