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American Photography News for 19 Aug 2017

Dynamic symmetry: The geniusBreaking down the composition of one of Henri Cartier-Bresson's most famous images. Photo: Magnum Photos, screenshot from video Henri Cartier-Bresson--the father of modern day street photography and... master of the candid shot--was obsessive about the 'geometry' in his photographs. And in this two-part educational series, photographer Tavis Leaf Glover dives into some of Bresson's best-known images to explain the dynamic symmetry at work and help you understand (and implement) it in your own photos. This is NOT a beginner's guide to composition. To the untrained (and many a trained) eye it can just look like Glover is overlaying so many lines onto each image that SOMEthing is going to line up no matter what. But for all that he coined the term the Decisive Moment, Bresson was extremely...
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This is How Shooting the SunPlanning to photograph the upcoming solar eclipse? You’d better make sure you have the right solar filter to protect your camera. Here’s a 2-minute video that shows how shooting the sun without... protection can completely melt your DSLR’s guts. The folks over at Every Photo Store in Dubuque, Iowa, decided to do a test to […]
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4 Lighting Hacks for Fashion Shoots

PetaPixel - 19 Aug 2017 17:33
Here are 4 great tips for fashion photographers and videographers looking to light effective portraits. In this 3-minute video by Aputure, cameraman Kazu Okuda shares his expertise on how to work well... with studio lighting. Hack 1: Frontal Key Light First For fashion, you’re selling the product and the person. So leave the side lighting […]
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I Biked Across the CanadianI decided a while ago that for my high school graduation and summer trip, I was going to photograph the Canadian Rockies. I started pursuing landscape photography seriously a little over a year ago... and wanted to build a photography portfolio. I had mostly been shooting cityscapes locally around my home in Toronto and wanted […]
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How to Improve Your FoodHere’s an 18-minute video by Sean Tucker on how to improve your food photography skills at home without buying any expensive gear. The first thing that the video casts light on is that it’s not... all about the photographer. “A lot of what goes into food photography, at least half of the job, is the styling […]
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Work: Photos of Jobs AroundPhotographer Sanwal Deen has been working on a new personal project, titled “Work.” It’s an exploration of different careers found around the world, and how work is a thread by which individuals... all over the world are connected. “People tend to spend more than a third of their lives working,” Deen tells PetaPixel. “But more […]
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In this 9-minute video by tutvid, take a look at Photoshop’s Healing Brush and learn how exactly you can use it to improve your editing workflow. The brush itself comes with loads of options to... adjust that you may well not have noticed or used before. From different modes to altering the sampled layers, the […]
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Photo of the week: DroneOn November 23, 2016, a fire started along the Chimney Tops 2 that would spread throughout Gatlinburg and become the worst fire in Tennessee of the last 100 years. It claimed 14 lives and over 2,000... homes and businesses. As the devastation became apparent, I had an idea to use my camera to bring healing and awareness to the region's victims in a series of photos. From December 14-20, 2016, I photographed as many individuals and families as I could. There were already lots of photographers and drone enthusiasts there but I don't find that more cameras help in times of need. There has to be a specific idea or angle to tell the story in a different, emotionally-compelling way. As story-tellers, we have to use the creative director parts of our minds to think differently. So I had the idea to...
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Happy World Photo Day: PhotosHappy World Photo Day World Photo Day is here and to celebrate we've decided to share a staff gallery of some of our favorite images shot over the past year (Note: we did not shot the above image, you... can thank the crew of Apollo 17 for that). The DPReview team is made up of more than just our editorial side - like any web-based publication we also have developers and a business-oriented team. But regardless of each staff members' role, we all share a common passion for photography. And this gallery is a small representation of that passion. To accompany each image, the photographer has written a few paragraphs describing the scenario in which it was shot as well as the gear used. Enjoy! Wenmei Hill I'm at heart a portrait photographer: my favorite subject is people, my favorite challenge...
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How To Choose The Right Street Photography Lens For You

The Phoblographer - 19 Aug 2017 06:00
Street photography, much like landscapes, nature and wildlife is generally a solo hobby niche for photographers. You can go out on the streets and just enjoy snapping images and documenting the city... around you. It can be a fun way to enjoy photography while decompressing from a long day at your 9-5. But does a photography choose the right street photography lens for them?
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