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#DiversifyTheLens: The Importance of Hiring Women Photographers

#DiversifyTheLens: The Importance of Hiring Women Photographers

The current boom of female-first initiatives is transforming the creative industry, providing opportunities for women to find mentorship, addressing discrepancies in pay, and helping women rally together to drive new policies and practices. Actions such as the 3 Percent Movement, 50/50 Initiative, and #TimesUpAdvertising have thrust these issues into the spotlight and gained significant attention […]

PhotoMirage Lets You Give Still Photos Cinemagraph-style Movement

PhotoMirage Lets You Give Still Photos Cinemagraph-style Movement

The software company Corel has announced a new app called PhotoMirage that lets you bring still photos to life with cinemagraph-style movement. Ordinary cinemagraphs require short video clips that moving portions of the frame are taken from. Like Plotagraph, PhotoMirage only requires a single still photo that faux motion is then applied to. Animating a […]

Is National Geographic Fine Art a Ripoff for Photographers?

Is National Geographic Fine Art a Ripoff for Photographers?

I recently received an email from National Geographic Fine Art Galleries (NGFA) for a request to include one of my photos in their galleries. It was a photo from 2012 of the Village of Gasadalur, which was published in the Dec. 2012/Jan. 2013 issue of Nat Geo Traveler. However, after I received additional information, any […]

Instagram’s Facade of the Perfect Life Has Made Us Lose Our Empathy

Instagram’s Facade of the Perfect Life Has Made Us Lose Our Empathy

Last week, it was reported that 3 Canadian YouTube vloggers had died while swimming at the top of Shannon Falls in Squamish, British Columbia. The trio were part of content creation channel High On Life, which has a current following of 560,000 subscribers, and a further 1.1 million followers on Instagram. As the tragic news […]

This Waterfall Photo Was Lit by Headlamps

This Waterfall Photo Was Lit by Headlamps

Photographer Carley Nelson was backpacking at the Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon last weekend when she asked her friends to point their headlamps at the falls while she captured a long-exposure photo. This is what resulted. Using her Nikon D5300 DSLR and a fisheye lens at ISO 3200 and f/2.8, Nelson captured a 25-second […]

3 Travel Vloggers Killed After Plunging Off Waterfall

3 Travel Vloggers Killed After Plunging Off Waterfall

Three popular Vancouver-based travel vloggers and social media influencers were killed this week in an accident in which they plunged off the Shannon Falls in British Columbia, Canada. A photo of Shannon Falls in B.C. Photo by sagamiono/Flickr and licensed under CC BY 2.0 CBC reports that Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh, and Megan Scraper were […]

16 of the Best Apps for Landscape Photography

16 of the Best Apps for Landscape Photography

In this article, I’ll share my top 16 favorite apps that I use almost every time I have to plan a photography session, a photo trip, or a complex spot with a long hike in the mountain to get there. What’s one thing almost every photographer has on their person every time they shoot? A […]

3 Legged Thing’s New Trent Monopod is One of the World’s Tallest

3 Legged Thing’s New Trent Monopod is One of the World’s Tallest

The British tripod maker 3 Legged Thing has announced a new monopod called Trent. With a fully-extended height of 80 inches (6.66ft/2m), Trent is one of the tallest monopods available on the market today. The Trent was named after Trent Reznor, the lead singer of the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. It’s formed of […]

500px Founder Joins Skylum to Grow Its Software in Asia

500px Founder Joins Skylum to Grow Its Software in Asia

500px founder Evgeny Tchebotarev is joining Skylum, becoming the new VP of Growth in Asia of the photography software company (formerly known as Macphun) that’s behind Luminar and Aurora HDR. Tchebotarev originally founded 500px back in 2004 as a community for photographers before bringing co-founder Oleg Gutsol on board in 2009 and relaunching the service. […]

This is the First Confirmed Picture of a Newborn Planet

This is the First Confirmed Picture of a Newborn Planet

Behold: this is the first confirmed image of a planet being born. The image was captured by SPHERE, a planet-hunting instrument on the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope. The planet is seen as the glowing spot to the right of the black circle, which was caused by scientists using a coronagraph to blot […]

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