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What Tuesday's Elections Mean for Photographers
was all over this one so we're giving ourselves a little pat on the back. If
you have followed the ongoing discussions for copyright reform, you might be
interested in how the election results will affect the movement. Well here you
go! Who wrote this by the way? That guy is good...
Making a C-Section Beautiful
You might have seen this one from the Huffington Post making the rounds on Facebook
among your new mom friends. A C-section might not have the glamour of a
traditional birth, but Canadian newborn photographer Jessica Bender was up to
the challenge. She captured beautiful images and is now helping to debunk some fears
about photographing of C-section births. Now that's a win, win!
This Is How You Fake It
EARNING POINTS WITH
YOUR CLIENTS: Surely you know those "before and after" photos hawking the
latest diet or nutritional supplement are the product of clever lighting and
posing tricks (granted, a lot of Photoshop actions too). But what's cool about
this video is how confident and happy the subjects of the experiment seem after
they see the difference working with a pro who knows how to work with lighting
and any body type. This is a cool piece to share if you want to show people
what a difference it makes to hire a pro. Plus, you might get a few ideas from
the shoot itself too ;-)
4. Give Back with Help-Portrait
PHILANTHROPY: Help-Portrait is only a month away! Past
Imaging USA speaker Jeremy Cowart co-founded Help-Portrait to
empower photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists to use their
skills, tools and expertise to give back to their local community. It's
your chance to use your talents to help someone in need of a smile. This year's
event is December 6th. Click through to learn how to participate!
5. How to
Tell a Story with a Drone
so hot right now. Drones. A lot of you already have had clients ask if you use
one by now. And while it might just seem like a cool toy (and it is), how can
you use one to effectively tell a story? The folks at photofocus offer some
Tis the Season for... FOOD!
Holidays are approaching, which = happy, happy bellies. Gear up for your
Instagram feed to blow up with everyone's tasty, Pinterest-approved creations!
But you're better than Instagram--you're a pro! Check out these tips on how to
make that turkey or fancy pinkies-out cocktail drink the envy of all your
Results from the San Diego Photothrowdown
In part two of the San
Diego throwdown with Levy Moroshan and Dan Hughes, the photographers battle it out under
high pressure situations. Check out the video and see who won!
Frank Doorhorf and Joel Grimes Podcast
HINTS: Got 30 minutes? Actually, just 27! photofocus sat down with two of the industry's best, including
past Imaging USA speaker Joel Grimes,
Cr.Photog., for a chat on their lives behind the camera. It's not just a fluff
piece, they dig pretty deep!
Advice from Renowned Photographer Steve McCurry
Looking for advice on how to be a successful photographer... from a truly
successful photographer? Then check out this video featuring Steve McCurry, one
of the best portrait artists in the business. The video also shows his new
exhibit in Italy coming together, showcasing some of his best work from all
over the world.
Time-lapse from the International Space Station
Let's wrap things up with the most rad time-lapse this blogger has ever
seen--from SPACE! French photographer Guillaume Juin put together this video
from hundreds of thousands of images taken from the International Space
Station. The results are out of this world! Enjoy.
That's, that y'all! The top 10 photography blog posts from
around the web this week. What photography blogs have you been enjoying? Let us
know on theLoop!
John Owens is PPA's resident wordsmith. Know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words? That's where he comes in. The Connecticut transplant and (still) avid Hartford Whalers fan is an aspiring adventurist/novelist/racer on a lifelong quest to find the best trails, brews and burgers and wishes Taylor Swift would just stop.