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The University of Texas got a big win this month. Photographers, on the other hand, took a loss. As we noted recently, a...
06/21/2019

The University of Texas got a big win this month. Photographers, on the other hand, took a loss. As we noted recently, a Texas appellate court has rejected a photographer's claim that the unauthorized use of one of his photographs by UT amounted to a property "taking" by a government entity. In other words, noted the National Press Photographers Association, "the court ruled that a state entity can infringe copyright without being held responsible under the takings clause of the Texas or U.S. Constitutions, even as the government pirates the entirety of his work." Or to put it more plainly, as one website did, "Texas Can Steal Your Photos Without Paying."
Plus more..American Photography Open selected entries for May, Helmut Newton, Dallas photog Tom Fox, Military boarding schools in the Ukraine and Howard Schatz
https://www.ai-ap.com/publications/article/25206/what-we-learned-this-week-texas-can-use-your-phot.html

Even if you don't know Gray Malin's name, odds are very good that you know his photography — his photos, especially hi...
06/21/2019
Gray Malin's new book takes on Italy

Even if you don't know Gray Malin's name, odds are very good that you know his photography — his photos, especially his colorful aerial images of beaches and beach umbrellas, have become so popular that they’ve been featured on phone cases, notes CNN. Malin’s new book Italy is drawn from six separate visits he made to the country. “I wanted to capture not only what it looks like to visit each of these places, but to how truly it feels to be there as well,” Malin tells CNN.

Renowned photographer Gray Malin has a stunning new book out, "Italy." He also shares some travel photography tips so your pictures will also be bellissimo.

Outer space is in, photographically speaking. This spring we were treated to the first images of a dark hole, an astonis...
06/20/2019

Outer space is in, photographically speaking. This spring we were treated to the first images of a dark hole, an astonishing achievement of science that captivated people around the world. More recently, the Hubble Space Telescope celebrated its 29th anniversary by taking some astonishing pictures of the Southern Crab Nebula, offering a clear look at a cosmic feature that Hubble first photographed in 1999. Closer to home, photographers have been photographing our own galaxy, the Milky Way, in new ways, and today we feature their work, along with some practical advice on photographing the dazzling night sky.
https://www.ai-ap.com/publications/article/25026/state-of-the-art-shooting-galaxies-far-far-away.html

06/20/2019
Photographer Tom Fox on encounter with Dallas gunman: 'He's going to look at me around that corner'

On June 17, a masked gunman opened fire at a federal courthouse in Dallas. Tom Fox, a Dallas Morning News photographer, happened to be there and managed to capture a photo of the gunman starting into his lens, notes DIY Photography. “I pulled up my long lens and saw someone who I realized was the shooter,” he said later. “I squeezed off a few frames as he picked something up – a clip, I think – and then I turned and ran.” He talked about the episode in a video. He also talked with the NPPA.

Veteran Dallas Morning News photojournalist Tom Fox said he thought he “was gone” when he hid in an alcove from a heavily armed masked man at the downtown fe...

Typically, once New York Times photographers are done shooting stories, they go to their laptops and transfer their imag...
06/20/2019
We’re Helping Times Photojournalists Deliver Images to the World Faster

Typically, once New York Times photographers are done shooting stories, they go to their laptops and transfer their images from their camera. Then they select a handful to crop and tone, add captions and upload the selected photos to the newsroom’s servers. This process takes time, noted The Times recently in an article explaining how it has experimented with digital technology over the past several years to speed up the workflow. It started with the remote streaming photo backpack developed by photographer Josh Haner in 2012. The latest developments come from the The Times’s 5G Journalism Lab.

A mobile 5G-enabled system could allow us to send raw, high-resolution photos from a camera to the cloud nearly instantaneously.

Even if you don’t consider yourself an Instagram influencer, you may well invest considerable time to cultivating soci...
06/20/2019
Influencer Marketing: How Much Is Your Instagram Account Worth?

Even if you don’t consider yourself an Instagram influencer, you may well invest considerable time to cultivating social-media followers. But how much is your Instagram account really worth? And how real (or fake) are your followers? “As it turns out, it is actually very difficult to calculate a return on investment for all the work we put into social media,” notes DIY Photography, which nonetheless offers ideas on making such a calculation using a couple of tools — the Instagram Influencer Earnings Calculator and the Instagram Fake Follower Bot Checker

Two free tools to test how much your Instagram posts are worth and find out how many fake followers your account has!

Hurricane Michael hammered Florida in 2018. Robbie Harvey, who lives in Pensacola, worried about his family in Panama Ci...
06/19/2019

Hurricane Michael hammered Florida in 2018. Robbie Harvey, who lives in Pensacola, worried about his family in Panama City and decided to take supplies to them. Once there, he was shocked by the devastation he saw. Just north of Tyndall Air Force Base, he shot a portrait of a man who rode out the storm in a closet of his battered home. That image deeply impressed the judges of the American Photography 2019 contest, and we spotlight it today, along with two other entries that got the thumbs-up from judges in May. Now it's time for you to enter the contest. https://www.ai-ap.com/publications/article/25173/american-photography-open-2019-highlights-from-ou.html

Photographer Nathaniel Wise travels so he can take pictures, and he takes pictures so he can travel. Wise is currently l...
06/19/2019
This Nomadic Photographer’s Travels Led Him to the Bluest Water That Is Beyond Beautiful

Photographer Nathaniel Wise travels so he can take pictures, and he takes pictures so he can travel. Wise is currently living life on the road in the Pacific Northwest, reports My Modern Met, which features his images of Diablo Lake Overlook in Washington’s North Cascades National Park. “There, he saw the bluest water he’s ever seen—an electric cerulean that vibrates against the backdrop of deep emerald evergreen trees,” notes MMM. “It’s a striking blue/green color due to the glacial runoff from the surrounding peaks,” Wise explains.

“[It’s] one of the most vibrant lakes I’ve ever witnessed.”

Sony has announced two major telephoto lenses for its full-frame FE lens lineup, notes PetaPixel: The new200-600mm f/5.6...
06/19/2019
Sony Unveils 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 and 600mm f/4 Super-Tele Lenses

Sony has announced two major telephoto lenses for its full-frame FE lens lineup, notes PetaPixel: The new200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS super-telephoto zoom and the 600mm f/4 G super-telephoto prime are the first two Sony FE lenses that reach 600mm. Paired with Sony’s 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters, the lenses offer a reach of 840mm and 1200mm, respectively. The FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS is designed for bird, wildlife, and sports photographers. The 600mm f/4 G lens is the world’s lightest lens in its class, weighing just 6.71 pounds.

Sony today announced two major telephoto lenses for its full-frame FE lens lineup: the 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS super-telephoto zoom and the 600mm f/4 G

Today we shed some light on strobes. Among our monthly roundup of photo tutorials from around the internet is a video fr...
06/19/2019

Today we shed some light on strobes. Among our monthly roundup of photo tutorials from around the internet is a video from photographer Michael Corsentino, who details 10 things he wishes he knew before he started using strobes. We have other lighting tutorials, as well -- including one on shooting portraits with just one flash and another on shooting high-speed action pictures with flash and a slow shutter speed. There are also lessons on wide-angle lens basics and how to shoot music concerts.
https://www.ai-ap.com/publications/article/25141/how-to-avoid-strobe-mistakes-shoot-portraits-wit.html

Fujifilm’s black-and-white film is coming back from the dead, notes PetaPixel: The company has announced a brand new f...
06/18/2019
Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 II is Reportedly Coming This Fall

Fujifilm’s black-and-white film is coming back from the dead, notes PetaPixel: The company has announced a brand new film stock called Neopan 100 Acros II that, it says, will provide “unsurpassed image quality” and “world-class fine grain.” Fujifilm killed off its b&w film and photo paper products in April 2018, including the popular Neopan 100 Acros film. “Thanks to consumer feedback, particularly from millennials and GenZs, who have become the new film enthusiasts, the market is changing once again,” notes the company. The Photoblographer has more.

Great news to fans of the much missed Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 -- the famous black and white film is back as the new and improved Acros 100 II!

Repeat photography — duplicating landscape scenes captured in old photographs — was first enlisted a century ago to ...
06/18/2019
Repeat Photography Reveals How Glaciers Change Over Time | DiscoverMagazine.com

Repeat photography — duplicating landscape scenes captured in old photographs — was first enlisted a century ago to monitor annual changes to alpine glaciers and to document the growth of plants. Today, notes Discover, it is being used to reveal how glaciers change over time due to climate change. One of the largest repeat photography initiatives on the planet, known as the Mountain Legacy Project, has been produced at Jasper National Park, which sprawls over 4,200 acres of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada.

Photographic do-overs are showing scientists the ways our world is changing.

Usually film gear companies make a lot of noise when announcing their new products. However, DJI has unveiled a new dron...
06/18/2019
DJI Quietly Introduces New Drone and Cinematography Service

Usually film gear companies make a lot of noise when announcing their new products. However, DJI has unveiled a new drone quietly, notes NoFilmSchool. The DJI Storm drone features 8 rotors, a 40.7-pound payload capacity, a 50mph top speed, and a 15-minute flight time, as well as Ronin 2, Master Wheels, and Force Pro support. Along with the drone comes DJI Studio, a custom cinematography service staffed by DJI-trained pros you can hire to shoot aerials scenes. The Verge has more.

And it comes with its own crew. And a truck.

Howard Schatz's underwater photography is legendary. A former San Francisco ophthalmologist, Schatz brought an exacting ...
06/17/2019

Howard Schatz's underwater photography is legendary. A former San Francisco ophthalmologist, Schatz brought an exacting methodology to the task of learning photography, using an indoor pool to photograph dancers performing underwater. His work, which eventually was published the book "Water Dance," became hugely popular - and the inspiration for many other photographers. Now based in New York, Schatz is still experimenting. Recently he has been blogging about his various projects; previously we spotlighted his "On Seeing" posts about a portrait series featuring NFL athletes. Today we share Schatz's account of another project -- one that took him underwater once again.
https://www.ai-ap.com/publications/article/24645/on-seeing-howard-schatz-does-an-underwater-shoot.html

In 1999, publisher Benedikt Taschen brought out the acclaimed book Sumo — a gargantuan collection of work by Helmut Ne...
06/17/2019
Helmut Newton, as Remembered by Three of His Assistants

In 1999, publisher Benedikt Taschen brought out the acclaimed book Sumo — a gargantuan collection of work by Helmut Newton. In 2009, five years after Newton’s death, the book’s 464 oversized pages were hung as a a monumental exhibition at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin. This year, to mark the anniversary of the book and the exhibition, the show is back — alongside exhibitions of work by three of his onetime assistants — George Holz, Just Loomis, and Mark Arbeit, who recall their time with Newton at AnOther.

In celebration of the reissue of the photograph’s famed Sumo exhibition, AnOther talks to three of Newton’s assistants about working with the legendary photographer

Wonder why you’re being asked to work for little or no money? A new research study from Duke University’s Fuqua Scho...
06/17/2019
Photographers get exploited because they love their job, study finds

Wonder why you’re being asked to work for little or no money? A new research study from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, titled “Understanding Contemporary Forms of Exploitation: Attributions of Passion Serve to Legitimize the Poor Treatment of Workers,” suggests that the answer lies in your love of your job, notes DIY Photography. The researchers found that people feel it’s more acceptable to exploit workers who are passionate about what they do, adds PetaPixel.

I think there’s no photographer who hasn’t been asked to work for a miserable sum, for “exposure,” or for free. According to recent research, there’s a reason why photographers and other artists often get exploited.

The nipple is powerful: In response to recent campaigning and an action staged with photographer Spencer Tunick, Faceboo...
06/14/2019

The nipple is powerful: In response to recent campaigning and an action staged with photographer Spencer Tunick, Facebook is taking another look at its nudity guidelines. This week we learned that the social network has agreed to convene a group -- including artists, art educators, museum curators, activists, and employees -- to consider new nudity guidelines for images posted to its social-media platforms. Meanwhile, we also learned how some photographers have been sighting social-media censorship of nudity in a variety of clad and unclad ways.
https://www.ai-ap.com/publications/article/25179/what-we-learned-this-week-making-facebook-face-up.html

Susan Meiselas, who has documented the condition of women around the world since the early 1970s, will take to the stage...
06/14/2019
Susan Meiselas Selected for Women in Motion Photography Award

Susan Meiselas, who has documented the condition of women around the world since the early 1970s, will take to the stage at this year’s Rencontres d’Arles festival as the first winner of the Women in Motion program’s photography prize, notes WWD. The €25,000 award (about $28,000) will be presented on July 2 by international luxury group Kering, sponsor of the award, and organizers of the Rencontres d’Arles festival at the event on July 2.

Kering and Rencontres d’Arles festival organizers will present the 25,000 euro award to the Magnum Photos agency photographer in July.

After Google abandoned the Nik Collection of plugins, DxO jumped in and last year released its first Nik Collection. Now...
06/14/2019
Nik Collection 2 brings 42 new presets, RAW workflow, advanced optical corrections and more

After Google abandoned the Nik Collection of plugins, DxO jumped in and last year released its first Nik Collection. Now, notes DIY Photography, DxO has released the Nik Collection 2, a new and improved suite of plugins for Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, and Photoshop Elements. The new version brings 42 new presets created by Dan Hughes of the Rochester Institute of Technology and Nik’s chief webinar trainer. There are also advanced optical corrections. Price: $99.

DxO has just released the Nik Collection 2, the new and improved suite of plugins for Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, and Photoshop Elements. This time last year the first Nik Collection under DxO was released, and

When Nicole Darin her new husband, Michael Jenkins, arrived in Paris for their honeymoon in August 2017, they knew they ...
06/14/2019
Now There Are Honeymoon Photographers

When Nicole Darin her new husband, Michael Jenkins, arrived in Paris for their honeymoon in August 2017, they knew they wanted to capture the trip in the same way they did their Washington wedding: with a professional photographer. Darin and Jenkins are among a growing number of couples looking for the perfect honeymoon photos — and hiring a professional to take them, notes The New York Times. A website, Flytographer, connects travelers to vetted, local photographers in their destinations.

A growing number of couples aren’t willing to hand their iPhone over to just anyone for iconic honeymoon photos. A paparazzi of one follows them instead.

She was born as Saul, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In 2012, she ended her transition to Morganna and took up a new ...
06/13/2019

She was born as Saul, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In 2012, she ended her transition to Morganna and took up a new life as a singer. "She had no support at all from her very traditional family," says Mexico City-based photographer Annick Donkers. "She had lived in two worlds and hid her true self. Music saved her life and was her way to escape." Donkers spent two years documenting the life of Morganna for a project that was named a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 7 competition.
https://www.ai-ap.com/publications/article/25064/spotlight-documenting-the-life-of-a-mexican-trans.html

Photographer Charlotte Schmitz is the winner of the first FotoEvidence W Award for her series “La Puente,” a collect...
06/13/2019
FotoEvidence | Documenting Social Injustice

Photographer Charlotte Schmitz is the winner of the first FotoEvidence W Award for her series “La Puente,” a collection of portraits of sex workers in Ecuador. The work “challenges the traditional narrative in which sex workers are portrayed in our societies,” notes FotoEvidence: The photos were created in collaboration with the women, who chose their own poses and later painted with nail polish on the Polaroids. The work will be published as a hardcover book. The FotoEvidence W Award was established to support women in photography.

“A William Klein photograph is immediate, visceral, and intense. It will have you rooted then falling through a rabbit...
06/13/2019
William Klein pays homage to the medium of photography - Feature Shoot

“A William Klein photograph is immediate, visceral, and intense. It will have you rooted then falling through a rabbit hole in the space/time continuum,” declares Feature Shoot, which spotlights Klein’s latest book, Celebration. In it, Klein, now 91, looks back over his life’s work and selects his favorite works in homage to the medium he loves. The work is sequenced chronologically. “[I]f all goes well, I celebrate millions of surprises. And why not celebrate a small miracle?” Klein says. “I didn’t expect it but there it is.”

William Klein – New York. Atom Bomb Sky, 1955. William Klein – Tokyo. Dancers interpret Genet’s Notre-Dame-des-Fleurs in street of small offices, 1961. William Klein – Moscow. Bikini, Moscova river’s beach, 1959. A William Klein photograph is immediate, visceral, and intense. It will have ...

Sometimes it's good enough just to not be wrong. Today's roundup of filmmaking tutorials from around the web features a ...
06/12/2019

Sometimes it's good enough just to not be wrong. Today's roundup of filmmaking tutorials from around the web features a number of lessons about how to avoid common mistakes -- including five mistakes you mustn't make when switching from photography to video. You'll also find out about eight beginner drone filmmaking mistakes, and five big no-nos of shooting B-roll. But it's not all negative -- there's a tutorial on speeding up your music-video edit and another on how (and when) to pan. We've also got a primer on 10 camera shots every filmmaking should know. https://www.ai-ap.com/publications/article/25101/how-to-use-a-pan-shot-avoid-beginner-drone-mista.html

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