Ep. 76: Is Steve McCurry’s Legacy Imploding?

Much has been written about the Steve McCurry Photoshop scandal since we originally reported on the story earlier this month. The NPPA Ethics Committee writes that the new revelations have “triggered a troubling reexamination of McCurry’s storied 40-year career.”

During the Podbrdská Rally Legend 2016 rally car event earlier this month in the Czech Republic, driver Martin Kdér had a rollover accident while taking a turn. His onboard dash cam dropped out of the car during the accident, and it ended up capturing an unexpected shot of the car flying through the air.

Lightning strikes are usually so brief that their tiny details aren’t noticed by the human eye. Capture lightning at 7,000 frames per second, however, and all kinds of crazy details emerge. That’s what you’ll see in the 45-second video above.

Jens Lennartsson is a photographer and writer who travels the world to tell stories. In the 2.5-minute video above, he shares how he creates all of his work with what he calls “the smallest photo office in the world.”

The Drawing Room created this 8-minute mini-documentary about the work of photographer Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber, a duo now known as Nix+Gerber. They’re widely known for creating and capturing ultra-realistic miniature worlds.

Since picking up a camera as a teenager several years ago and shooting her first snapshots of her dog, Polish photographer Alicja Zmysłowska has become a well-known dog photographer whose work has been published internationally.

Do you trust your hand-eye coordination enough to throw your Android smartphone into the air? If so, you can now use it for automated camera toss photography. ThrowMeApp is a new app created by programmer Anton Beitler, a student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

AP photographer Ben Curtis recently captured a photograph seen round the world. A brutal and shocking image that has sparked outrage and forced Kenya’s police chief to launch an internal investigation. (Warning: Some of the content in the video above is graphic. Proceed at your own risk.)

Earlier this week, reports that the old Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens had been discontinued sparked a lot of speculation that Sigma was preparing to release an Art version of the popular focal length. Now, one report is confirming this speculation.

Want to see what goes into a $11,000 Canon telephoto zoom lens? This image shows what the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS looks like when you disassemble it into its individual components and arrange those parts out neatly.

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.

Ray Soemarsono of Apertura is a wedding photographer from Southern California who has received major accolades and awards for his work. More recently, Soemarsono has been receiving attention for a different kind of photography: photos shot inside the virtual world of a video game.

GoPro broke one of its big rules to share this short documentary. It is one of the only GoPro videos you’ll ever see that isn’t shot entirely on the company’s own cameras, but once you watch it you’ll understand why.

Maternity photos are often idealized, showing radiant mothers-to-be cradling their bellies in serene environments and ethereal light. Lifestyle photographer Danielle Guenther decided to shed some light on the other end of the spectrum: her new project, “What the Bump,” is a look at the not-so-glamorous side of pregnancy.

Congratulations are in order for all of us couch potatoes: thanks to four incredible, dedicated sherpas, we can now ‘climb’ to the top of the tallest mountain on Earth from the comfort of the nearest recliner.

One morning last December, I woke up and noticed that a dream of mine came true: I had taken a picture that went viral. A picture I took at a friend’s wedding had been shared by UNILAD on Facebook with the caption “Best wedding photo ever.”

If you want to capture 3D with your GoPro camera without dropping hundreds of dollars on an extra Hero camera and a 3D housing, then you definitely need to check out the soon-to-be-released Vitrima 3D lens.

360° video and virtual reality headsets have made it possible to experience situations you would never in a thousand years want to see first-hand, and high on that list is driving up to or getting steamrolled by a powerful tornado.

Reuters has implemented a new worldwide policy for freelance photographers that bans photos that were processed from RAW files. Photographers must now only send photos that were originally saved to their cameras as JPEGs.

Adobe announced today that the next Photoshop CC update will contain a brand new feature called Content-Aware Crop. It will let help to fill in gaps in your photos while you’re using the crop tool to rotate images or expand canvases. The 2-minute video above is a sneak peek demo at this powerful tool.

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