Ep. 146: To Shoot for Free or Not to Shoot for Free. Is There Any Question? – and more

An intimate photograph of a father cradling his sick child in the shower has become the subject of a legal battle with the Arizona Department of Child Safety. If the DCS succeeds, photographer Heather Whitten, the child’s mother, will be convicted of “neglect” for posting the photo.

2016 was a very interesting year for street photography. It seems that more and more color work is getting popular. Especially in scenes with high contrast light, color images seem to be on equal footing with their colorless counterparts.

One year of planning, one year of shooting, and four months of post-production is a lot of time to spend on a single timelapse, but photographer Morten Rustad’s creation SEASONS of NORWAY makes a good case for the old saying: good things come to those who wait.

FujiFilms’s X-Trans III sensor has been out since the X-Pro2 hit the scene in March 2016. It was joined recently by the X-T2, and presently the X-T20 and X100F are about to be unleashed upon the world in February 2017.

We talk about composition a lot, but have you ever really dived into the subject of color theory and thought about how it applies to your photography? If you haven’t, you should… and arguably the best place to start is this incredibly comprehensive demo by landscape photographer Dave Morrow.

You probably didn’t know this, but at the beginning of this year, you could still purchase a brand new boxed copy of Adobe’s four-year-old Creative Suite 6 by calling an Adobe call center. But as of January 9th, Adobe officially pulled the plug on CS6: now it’s Creative Cloud or bust.

After ABC News aired an interview with President Trump this week, controversy erupted after people began accusing the White House of Photoshopping a photo of Trump to make his hand look bigger than it actually is. It turns out that Photoshopped photo was actually a fake.

Ultra high ISO with lots of noise… There’s a lot of buzz going around about the new Pentax KP with it’s maximum ISO of 819200. Every comment I read says ‘what’s the point’?
Well, here are two benefits: late night framing and focus.

Last week we reported that Shealah Craighead, a former photographer for the Bush administration and Sarah Palin’s vice presidential campaign in 2008, was at the “top of the list” to be President Donald Trump’s chief white house photographer. Now the appointment is official.

A career in commercial photography is a progression in learning. One that wanes when complacency creeps in and thrives when pursuit of knowledge lives at its heart. Having a broad mind in both approach and equipment is the key to clearing your mind to be creative.

On a mountaintop in Chile is the most powerful digital camera mankind has ever constructed. Called the Dark Energy Camera, the phone booth-sized device shoots 570-megapixel photographs using an array of 62 separate CCD sensors and a 13-foot light-gathering mirror. Planning and building the thing took 120 scientists from 23 international organizations a whopping 8 years.
This past week, the researchers behind the project announced the first fruits of their labor: massive photographs that show patches of the sky 20 times the size of the moon (as seen from Earth).

What began as a shaky video of an unknown group of filmmakers trampling on Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Spring in May of 2016 ended last week when the responsible parties were finally sentenced. All four will pay hefty fines and lose park privileges, two of them will spend a week in jail.

Photographer Mathieu Stern made this 2-minute video walkthrough on how you can remove fungus on the glass elements of a camera lens.

What if I told that you could get wedding photos at a fraction of the cost that professionals will charge you, would you be interested in that? I bet you would because there are a heck of a lot of people out there that think wedding photographers are way too expensive, charging you thousands of dollars just for a few pictures.

If you’re one of the many photographers criticizing President Trump’s official portrait, take a look at the photo above: it’s the official portrait of Brazil’s new president. After being released yesterday, Brazilians immediately began mocking the photo.

Donald Trump officially became the President of the United States yesterday, and his official portrait has been published as well.

Photographer Nick Veasey has made a name for himself by photographing large objects using X-Rays instead of visible light. The 6-minute video above is a look at how Veasey creates his art.

Kodak made a lot of people happy when they announced they would be bringing back Ektachrome, but they blew those same photographers’ minds when they admitted they were “looking into” bringing back Kodachrome. Those people won’t be happy about this update.

Nikon today unveiled the new Coolpix P900, a superzoom compact camera with a crazy 83x of optical zoom, allowing photographers to “take creativity to extreme distances.”

When Red Bull came to me with the idea for golfer Lexi Thompson to do an underwater boxing/golf shoot, I had to really think about how we were going to do this — I knew it was going to be challenging.

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