Ep. 71: Should Steve McCurry Be Held to a Rigid Standard?

An anonymous photographer in New York City claims to have spotted the much-anticipated future Sony “A9” flagship camera out in the wild… and apparently it packs quite a sensor.

How far is too far when it comes to advertising photography? Calvin Klein has a risqué reputation of flirting with the border between acceptable and inappropriate, but one of their recent underwear ads may have crossed that line.

You can add “Russian guy with a spear” to your list of things your drone should fear. Joining Jet Skis, anti-Drone net bazookas, and mother nature herself, a Russian man at a history festival made his displeasure for drones known by taking one down with a spear.

The saying goes that “you are your own worst critic,” but when it comes to photography, a Canon photo trends study finds that the old adage simply doesn’t track. In fact, the vast majority of people think their photography is ‘good to excellent.’

Starting out in studio portraiture and not sure what light modifier to choose to achieve the photo you want? In the post, we’ll take a look at the differences between the main modifiers in order to help you make a good choice.

Can photo clients tell the difference between a professional photographer and a fake one? Seattle-based photographer Ben Lucas recently decided to do an experiment to find out, and the 5-minute video above shows what happened.

Time and again photographer Martin Heck has captured our attention by pushing the time lapse envelope. We’ve featured two of his 4K time lapses in the past, and today we get to show you something even more stunning: his 8K Patagonia time lapse captured entirely on a medium format camera.

When the Green Back Packers played the Seattle Seahawks this past weekend in the NFC Championship Game, Seattle-based photographer Mike Sternoff was there documenting the action from the sidelines with a Lytro Illum light field camera.

Steve McCurry is, perhaps, one of the most iconic names in the National Geographic pantheon. A travel photography giant, his vibrant images have inspired millions, but he’s recently come under fire over Photoshop use after a botched print at a show in Italy was found to have a serious issue.

The Dutch Angle (or Dutch Tilt) is a technique that involves tilting your camera to one side, resulting in a frame that isn’t level. Jacob T. Swinney of Fandor created this 3-minute compilation video showing the technique being used in a large number of movies.

A historic building in South Florida burned to the ground recently because in the dark of night, a trio of photographers set it ablaze while trying to “paint with light.”

Whoa. This is pretty big if it’s true: a new report says that Sony is working on a new camera called the A9. It’s supposedly DSLR-like in its size and will feature unlimited RAW burst shooting.

This is why we can’t have nice things… A selfie-snapping young man in Portugal is making headlines the world over today after he toppled and smashed a 126-year-old statue to bits while trying to take a selfie with it.

Want to see what photo studios were like a century ago? Turkish artist Ali Alamedy recently spent 9 months building a 1900s photo studio… as a miniature tabletop diorama.

Here’s an amazing short film titled “The Old New World” by photographer and animator Alexey Zakharov of Moscow, Russia. Zakharov found old photos of US cities from the early 1900s and brought them to life.

Corel just released AfterShot Pro 3, the newest version of its non-destructive RAW editor. And while it adds a bunch of cool features like more powerful highlight recovery and the ability to create custom lens correction profiles, that’s not its claim to fame. It’s claim to fame is sheer speed.

Canon’s original 16-35mm f/2.8L was released in 2001, and the followup Mark II version arrived in 2007. Now, 9 years later, a Mark III refresh is reportedly just around the corner.

Photographer Garry Cornes of Glasgow, Scotland, attended the demolition of a 24-story building this past Sunday. After joining the crowd there and setting up his camera on the other side of the street, Cornes had his view ruined at the worst possible time when a bus rolled in to photobomb his shot.

A few days ago I met up with two younger photographers at a coffee shop in San Francisco.

I have always seen myself as a young, up and coming photographer, but after two decades in photography I guess I’m now among the established, “older guys”.

In January, the photographer Zoe Strauss made a bracing plea on her Facebook page. The artist, whose work had been recognized by the Whitney Biennial and Magnum Photos, and was the subject of a traveling survey exhibition organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, was out of money

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