I will begin by saying that my intention is not to attack Steve McCurry or defame him in any manner. It is only an attempt to clear certain facts that have come to light regarding his work and to also raise certain questions on aspects that may or may not have been missed, but certainly have not been expressed till now… at least not publicly.
If this video doesn’t make you cringe, nothing will. In the middle of what looks to be a presentation at Cine Gear Expo, disaster struck. While testing out a powerful and pricey stabilizing rig, a $70K camera smashed to the ground.
In this article I will show you the basics of how to do dark field and bright field lighting and a quick way to convert any softbox into a striplight using office supplies.
You don’t see that every day. Australian photographer Tim Samuel recently captured a couple of photos the likes of which we feel confident saying you have never seen before. He photographed a fish… trapped inside a jellyfish… controlling the jellyfish from inside.
Photographer Stephen Wilkes is known for his ambitious photo compositions that show scenes changing from day to night. Back in February 2016, Wilkes gave a talk at TED2016 about how he captures the passing of time in a single photo.
Imagine being able to swap between medium format, instant film, digital full-frame, and even large format 4×5 at will—a single camera that could handle it all AND let you use almost any lens you want. What you’re imagining is already in the works, and it’s called the Mercury camera.
There’s an article, published here on PetaPixel, that’s currently making the rounds on social media. It’s called “A Disturbing Trend in Photography.” In it, long-time photographer and photo educator Neal Rantoul makes the argument that the art photography of today is heavy on words and light on quality.
One of the biggest drone stories in 2015 was the unveiling of the Lily drone, a robotic device that makes shooting aerial photos and videos as easy as tossing a drone into the air. There’s no complicated piloting: AI, computer vision, and GPS help take care of everything for you.
It’s a idea that has attracted a huge amount of interest: after announcing $15 million in private funding last month, Lily is revealing now that it has received a whopping $34 million in pre-orders from 60,000 customers.
Another wonderful example of how technology is helping photographers and videographers capture unexplored beauty on camera. This video might not be possible if it weren’t for the Sony A7s and its impressive High ISO capabilities.
The photo community is mourning the loss of one of its best and brightest today. Yesterday evening NPR confirmed that 50-year-old photojournalist David Gilkey and his colleague, 38-year-old interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed in a Taliban raid on their convoy in Afghanistan.
In March, ex-Stanford student athlete Brock Allen Turner was convicted of three felony counts: assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated woman, sexually penetrating an intoxicated person with a foreign object and sexually penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object. Last week he was sentenced to six months in jail.
Thomas Heaton is quickly becoming an industry-favorite landscape photographer thanks, in large part, to the informative videos he’s been creating, and his latest video is no exception. In it, he shows you how he’s planning, packing, and otherwise preparing for a major landscape photography trip to the Alps.
A few days ago, we had a crazy flood in Paris. The Seine rose by a whopping 6.10m (20 feet for you imperial friends), overflowing the banks, depriving people of electricity, and flooding buildings, public transports, and businesses. It was a rather destructive flood, especially for cities outside of Paris where entire towns, as I am writing this, are still chest-deep underwater.
Remember your first time taking photographs? I’m talking about before you joined Reddit or a camera forum, before you started posting pictures to Instagram or sharing them with your friends. The time when you considered yourself a hobbyist. The time when you were considered a tourist in your own neighborhood.
National Geographic is, without a doubt, one of the foremost authorities in the world of photography. So when they rank their top 10 cameras for travelers, the entire photo industry perks up its ears and pays special attention to see what they have to say.
Cameras can make the invisible, visible. In this case, the magic of slow motion makes it possible to watch as a bullet smashes through 5 lit light bulbs, tearing through the frame at 62,000 frames per second and sending white-hot filament and shards of powdered glass in all directions.
It seems people still aren’t learning to keep their distance from wild animals when shooting tourist snapshots. A man was attacked and seriously injured by a bison in Yellowstone National Park yesterday after he tried to take photos of it with his iPad from just 3 to 5 feet away.
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.
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.”
I’m old. Believe me, I know it. I’ll be 70 in a few months. That fact may make it hard for you to take me seriously, but bear with me for just this post. With age comes wisdom, right? What I want to write here is that I think the field of photography by those making art is changing in a disturbing way. Read on.