Just stumbled across this fabulous photog today; her fashion
work is luminous, her blog
is way too cool, but I am most of all in love with her video
. How inspiring! I'd love to hate her - all that talent - but mostly it makes me want to get my camera out and shoot. Fantastic.
So basically - unless you watermark your images, sayonara to your copyrights. And bye-bye to public photography because people have a right to privacy in public (wth?). I've read a LOT of copyright articles, bills, movements, charges, and lawsuits over the years. This little piece of UK law is, hands down, the most asinine and horrifying piece of copyright legislation I've ever read.
I know it's becoming a terribly predictable and passe thing to love instant photo-looking photography, but seriously? This may be the first app I buy for my iPhone. Love.
It's not just about the technique. Several books mentioned here but also links to PDFs. I'd like to work my way through this during 2010.
Sexy and red and a wickedly amazing price - just $50. Oh, come on little sweetheart, you know you want to be mine...
Politics aside, I think this is a really crappy thing to do as a professional photographer. It makes it clear that you, as a subject, can't trust the photographer (since you agreed to a "hero" shot and ended up looking like you're in Psycho) - in which case, why should any subject ever trust you again? It makes clear that you, as a magazine, can't trust the photographer (since she didn't make clear she'd be coming to the shoot with an agenda, potentially damaging the magazine's trustworthiness). But hey - what do I know?
Not a huge fan of Pentax, but for a gold-plated camera? Hmm, I think I could be persuaded to give them a try. :) Looks like something from a Bond flick, right?
Getty has inked a deal with Flickr to start roaming their archives on the schniff for amazing photography; photographers they like and think are saleable may be approached about licensing their images commercially. Whole new world, certainly, but it's nice to see a company that "gets" the online thing more than, well, certain other stock companies. Instead of bemoaning Flickr and denouncing it, they're using it as a resource. And why not? Bravo.
Possibly the most moving photography-related site I've ever seen. Photogs, retouchers and even regular folks can donate their time - the latter as parent coordinators - to provide free photography services to families with terminally ill infants. What an incredible service.
Great interview about the guy behind one fabulous blog
- if you haven't yet, you really want to check it out. Trust me. Best takeaway from the article: if you let people who get
it, who have great ideas and enthusiasm and skill just do
things without years of meetings and corporate hierarchy and the slow grinding gears of usual decisionmaking, you can get some pretty cool stuff.
Absolutley gorgeous retro mint green Diana camera, comes complete with a Diana Vignettes book on the history of the camera, images, and other fun stuff. Sah-weet.
How have I missed this photographer? Dunno, but, uh-YUM. Incredible incredible imagery.
See what happens when you try to escape the tax man? The lawyers handling the MM estate successfully proved she's a New Yorker, not a Californian, in order to avoid CA taxes - except this now means that publicity rights no longer belong to her image - the estate can't collect fees any longer for her publicity shots. Interesting; I love it when lawyers get tangled in their own logic.
Helpful tips in case your card reader ever comes back "Card Corrupt". Links to shareware/freeware that can help. I've been lucky that this has never happened to me - yet - but gives me the shivers to think that it could. ;)
Fabulous. What a great way to get the feel and utility of old cameras without paying for film processing, which I still can't get over how expensive sheesh. :)
Really amazing photography. His portraits leave me breathless. Definitely worth checking out.
You, too, can be stalked for a day: "MethodIzaz is a unique photography experience. Subjects are unaware of the exact moment they will be photographed and of the photographer's identity. Instead, the subject is photographed completely naturally, living life as normal." I can't decide if this is cool or creepy. :)
Love her stuff - especially the Bound and Housekeeping Made Easy series, brilliant. via Heather Morton
Amazing shots, haunting and simple. Over-the-top love for her Why I Am Marrying Him
and Irish Grandmother
series of photos. via Heather Morton
Of particular interest since I just managed to unearth my parents' Polaroid Sun 640 instant camera and have been looking forward to experimenting. There's lots of suggestions here on how to help let Polaroid know you still *heart* their film and puh-leeeze sell their technology to someone else so we can keep taking cool photos.
Absolutely hilarious new blog pointing out some scary indeed Photoshop work - I don't know what made me laugh harder, the iStockPhoto watermark on the Nintendo DS cover? The nipple-less model? Nope, it's gotta be the three hands. Love the Spiderman reference in the tagline. via NoahBrier.com
Nice basic overview of cross processing in Photoshop. The tutorial reads "for CS3" but it would be fine with most versions - it's strictly curves adustment layers.
Brief interview and interesting process and post-production breakdown of one of my favorite photographers. Yeah, I know it's a no-brainer, I know he's a rock star, but I love his stuff. Haunting and weird and fantastic.
Found via Slashfood
of all things (yeah, I'm a foodie) - his still life and food landscapes are amazing. I'm looking through his collection exclaiming "How'd he DO that??" followed mostly by "Damn I wish I could do that" and then finally "I wonder if I could buy a print of that". It's like the photographer-envy life cycle I go through regularly these days.
A nice micropay RF competitor for iStockphoto, which is good timing since the sale of Getty has me nervous about what we'll be seeing out of that company in the future. This site looks good though - and niiiice design. Which is always a seller for me.
"Connecting image makers with buyers.". An interesting idea, kind of an eLance-for-publishers and photographers kind of idea. Publishers can post an assignment, offer whatever they like as the reward, and creatives can post submissions for that assignment. Publishers pick the winner (though community voting helps) and dude, the deal is done. Worth keeping an eye on.
A micropay method of image licensing - CPM basis licensing, or free with advertising. Interesting idea, if it catches on.
Ten tips on how to shoot interiors. Good to know, since that's on my List of Things to Practice.
Most helpful way to pick a tripod I've ever seen - particularly for someone like me who doesn't completely know how to shop for a tripod yet. :)