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Getty Images blows the web’s mind by setting 35 million photos free (with conditions, of course)

Getty Images blows the web’s mind by setting 35 million photos free (with conditions, of course) | a photographer's life | Scoop.it
Recognizing that lots of people on the web are using its images without credit or payment, Getty is betting that allowing noncommercial use of its photos can benefit the bottom line more than it harms it.

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Mario Pires's curator insight, March 6, 2014 6:25 AM

A bold move by Getty Images, but it has limitations and the debate is on again on what is "noncommercial" use.

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Let's see how they enforce these embeds. Most people wont even go through the hassle of using an embed code.
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Independently Published Photobooks: Cristina De Middel

Independently Published Photobooks: Cristina De Middel | a photographer's life | Scoop.it

Following Cristina De Middel's highly successful self-published book The Afronauts, the Archive of Modern Conflict and Editorial RM have teamed up to publish her new book Party.


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Mario Pires's curator insight, March 10, 2014 7:09 AM

In this interview with Antone Dolezal, Cristina De Middel discusses creative vision, process and publishing.

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Reading the Pictures: Were Reuters “Boy in a Syrian Bomb Factory” Photos Staged?

Reading the Pictures: Were Reuters “Boy in a Syrian Bomb Factory” Photos Staged? | a photographer's life | Scoop.it
Last week, following up a post at the NY Times Lens Blog, Donald Winslow at the National Press Photographer’s Association (NPPA) website detailed the circumstances surrounding a photo story distributed last September by Reuters.

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Mario Pires's curator insight, March 27, 2014 9:36 AM

Journalist ethics about a Syrian reportage is questioned in this post. Staged photos are much more difficult to detect than a Photoshop manipulation and are therefore much serious and dangerous.

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For Me Shooting Still Images And Motion Simultaneously Changes Everything

For Me Shooting Still Images And Motion Simultaneously Changes Everything | a photographer's life | Scoop.it

Guest post by Scott Pommier Until recently I had no interest in the convergence of stills and motion.


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Mario Pires's curator insight, April 1, 2014 5:03 AM

Photographers buy photo cameras that can also shoot video, but perhaps the future lies with video cameras that can use any of it's frame grabs as a high quality still.

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We Recommend: Bored Couples from Martin Parr

We Recommend: Bored Couples from Martin Parr | a photographer's life | Scoop.it

Martin Parr, british contemporary photographer, is one of the most influent  photographers today. The “banality, boredom and lack of meaning” in modern times and daily life is what his work portraits. Bored Couples was taken in 1990´s in Europe. You can find his criticism to banal society with a little sense of humor in his work.


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Mario Pires's curator insight, March 28, 2014 5:28 AM

"Bored Couples" from Martin Parr is a fantastic exercise in hypocrisy and irony. It's easy to understand why some members of Magnum were against his membership.

Anne Duncan's curator insight, April 4, 2014 6:14 AM

I remember seeing couples showing an air of boredom.  Now it's couple both staring and their phones and texting or playing games... different image... no change in boredom levels  as far as I can see!

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Exclusive: Terry Richardson Responds To Latest Allegations

Exclusive: Terry Richardson Responds To Latest Allegations | a photographer's life | Scoop.it
Enabled and protected by the freewheeling and often times anonymous nature of the Internet, people have become comfortable concocting hate-filled and libelous tales about my professional and personal lives. In writing this, I make a humble attempt at...

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Xposedbydesign's curator insight, March 14, 2014 11:01 AM

 

 

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Up Close With One of the Sexiest Cameras Ever Made - Wired

Up Close With One of the Sexiest Cameras Ever Made - Wired | a photographer's life | Scoop.it
Up Close With One of the Sexiest Cameras Ever Made
Wired
We've followed the Polaroid Socialmatic camera from conception and are waiting to see how the idea of a digital/analog mashup is received.
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I still use my SX70 

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Behold Lux: The 100% Do it Yourself, 3D-Printed Medium-Format Camera

Behold Lux: The 100% Do it Yourself, 3D-Printed Medium-Format Camera | a photographer's life | Scoop.it
"Do-it-yourself" can mean a lot of things, but for camera dweebs, it's usually entailed some degree of scavenging and recycling parts from factory-made cam

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Print uw eigen camera

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DIY Idea: Upcycler Turns Old 35mm Slides Into Colorful Curtains

DIY Idea: Upcycler Turns Old 35mm Slides Into Colorful Curtains | a photographer's life | Scoop.it
Got a couple of boxes of old transparencies and a bare window? Then designer/upcycler Scott Sherwood has come up with a great idea that will put those slid

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Google Just Got a Little Less Evil

Google Just Got a Little Less Evil | a photographer's life | Scoop.it
A welcome bit of news from Google’s “don’t be evil” department: You can now download a copy of your own Gmail and Google Calendar data.
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The lady vanishes: Victorian photography's hidden mothers

The lady vanishes: Victorian photography's hidden mothers | a photographer's life | Scoop.it
Why is there a human-sized lump at the back of these baby portraits? Bella Bathurst on the Victorian women who went to extreme lengths to get their children to sit still
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Meet the photographer behind Apple's product pictures

Meet the photographer behind Apple's product pictures | a photographer's life | Scoop.it

When you think about Apple products, the visual imagery that comes to mind is likely the work of a photographer you've never heard of -- until now. Apple photographer Peter Belanger recently offered insight into how he shoots those deceivingly simple product shots of iPhones, iPads and more in an interview with The Verge. 


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2013 National Geographic Photo Contest

2013 National Geographic Photo Contest | a photographer's life | Scoop.it
The National Geographic Photo Contest for 2013 entry period ended Nov. 30. This post features a sampling of the entrants. The caption information is provided and written by the individual photographer.

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Alessandro Zanini's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:58 AM

Una selezione delle foto presentate al National Geographic Photo Contest.

 

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Portfolio Reviews, Who Benefits? | source.ie

Portfolio Reviews, Who Benefits? | source.ie | a photographer's life | Scoop.it

n the new issue of Source we have a report on Portfolio Review Days. I spoke to Clare Grafik the Head of Exhibitions at the Photographers' Gallery. Last November the Gallery ran a day-long portfolio review session which photographers could attend for a fee of £75. Clare explained what the portfolio reviews were for, both in terms of the Gallery's responsibilities and as a service to photographers.


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Mario Pires's curator insight, March 9, 2014 12:15 PM

 Clare Grafik the Head of Exhibitions at the Photographers' Gallery talks about portfolio reviews as a service to photographers. There are some who thinks that they should be free of charge, so there is a some argument from both sides. I think that there are room for both paid and free of charge portfolio reviews.

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We're All Editors - | Photoworks

We're All Editors - | Photoworks | a photographer's life | Scoop.it
Photography critic Francis Hodgson answers the question 'what makes a good photograph?' by considering suggesting we are all editors now and photography's...

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Mario Pires's curator insight, March 18, 2014 6:55 AM

"I have always been irritated by photographers who are illiterate in their medium; and not in a know-it-all Professor of Photography kind of way, either. I don’t mean that everybody has to know what an ambrotype is or the date of birth of James Jarché. I mean something much less dry than that. In other art forms, creators gauge the level of knowledge of the audience and build upon it. Put another way, creators know that their audiences work hard to extract meaning and emotion from their stuff, and they pitch it where that effort can be rewarded. Thelonious Monk most assuredly knew the simple cadences of the Protestant hymns which underlay the classical chord-sequences of the piano blues that came before him. He didn’t want to play like that, but he knew that his audience knew it, and he could quote and refer and paraphrase and make fun of that stuff confident that his hearers would ‘get’ it. That is literacy."


Thank you Francis and  Jörg 

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New York: Dina Litovsky Bachelorette Party

New York: Dina Litovsky Bachelorette Party | a photographer's life | Scoop.it

In the last decade, the bachelorette party has become a ubiquitous rite of passage for a bride. Through this ritual, the bride-to-be is initiated into the role of a wife by her friends in a fascinating twist on traditional gender roles.


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Mario Pires's curator insight, April 1, 2014 4:11 AM

DIna Litovsky examines a rite of passage that is centuries old, and what it still means i our XXI century culture.

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Shanghai: the Bad girls by Zhang Hai'er

Shanghai: the Bad girls  by Zhang Hai'er | a photographer's life | Scoop.it

When I saw Bad Girls for the first time in 1988, this kind of “creature” didn’t officially exist in China. A few of them were published under a pseudonym in the French magazine Lui, which already seemed retro with the emergence of more hardcore pornography. I liked these bad girls immediately.


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Mario Pires's curator insight, April 2, 2014 5:44 AM

It's interesting how photos made for private viewing and unsanctioned by authorities can still be fresh and stimulating decades later.

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Exclusive: Calumet Employee Reveals what Was Happening Behind the Scenes

Exclusive: Calumet Employee Reveals what Was Happening Behind the Scenes | a photographer's life | Scoop.it
Shortly after news broke this morning that camera store chain Calumet had declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy and would be closing all of its US stores (or will

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Xposedbydesign's curator insight, March 14, 2014 10:00 AM

 

 

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Taking Photos Without Permission is Now Illegal in Hungary, Photographers Outraged

Taking Photos Without Permission is Now Illegal in Hungary, Photographers Outraged | a photographer's life | Scoop.it
Effective today, a new civil code in Hungary makes it illegal to take a photograph without obtaining permission from everybody in the photo, making street

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Xposedbydesign's curator insight, March 16, 2014 7:27 AM

 

 

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Keith Birmingham's curator insight, March 16, 2014 2:23 PM

I take it that they do not believe in free speech and a free press in Hungary.

 

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Long-Time Nikon Photographer Scott Kelby Explains Why He Switched to Canon

Long-Time Nikon Photographer Scott Kelby Explains Why He Switched to Canon | a photographer's life | Scoop.it

About six months ago, well-known photographer Scott Kelby switched from Nikon -- which he had shot for many years -- to Canon. The switch has caused a flurry.


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I always said Canon was the Apple among camera's.

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UnitedByPhotography's curator insight, January 22, 2014 3:16 AM

Will be interesting how many will also make the switch or be happy with the camera brand they use.

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Fujifilm X-T1 offers weather-resistant body and improved EVF: Digital Photography Review

Fujifilm X-T1 offers weather-resistant body and improved EVF: Digital Photography Review | a photographer's life | Scoop.it

Following its cloaked appearance in a teaser ad last week (and then a comprehensive leak), the Fujifilm X-T1 makes its official debut. It's a weather-resistant, SLR-styled mirrorless camera bearing Fuji's 16MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor, borrowed from its X-E2 sibling. Its built-in 2.36M dot EVF is similar to that of the XE-2, though it boasts a higher 0.77x equivalent magnification and claimed lag time of 0.005 seconds. Also included is built-in Wi-Fi, now with remote capture, and a tilting 3.0-inch LCD.


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Love DP review, and Fuji did make something special!

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New Report States That Only Canon, Nikon, and Sony Will Survive in the Camera Market

New Report States That Only Canon, Nikon, and Sony Will Survive in the Camera Market | a photographer's life | Scoop.it
A new report is stating that Olympus, Panasonic, and Fujifilm are hurting quite a bit.

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Hope they're wrong

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UnitedByPhotography's curator insight, January 1, 2014 8:12 PM

Will be interesting how the market will be shaped by this news.

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Photography, the Internet, Writing, Social Media and Me

Photography, the Internet, Writing, Social Media and Me | a photographer's life | Scoop.it
Life was simpler before the Internet. Exchanges made and relationships built depended on whom you met, phoned or wrote to. Research was done in a library,

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The Nikon DF Represents Everything Wrong With Photography

The Nikon DF Represents Everything Wrong With Photography | a photographer's life | Scoop.it

Tonight Nikon will announce the “revolutionary” Nikon DF Camera. By “revolutionary” I mean that they have taken a full frame sensor from a current digital DSLR and put it into a non-ergonomic retro body and removed many features, including video. Are we excited about this camera because of the photography we will be able to capture with it or are we excited because we will look trendy and fashionable holding it?

 


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David Hellard's curator insight, November 6, 2013 8:26 PM

I have to be completely honest, the retro look does get my attention. Not because of how I LOOK while holding it, but how I feel using it. I would never buy a camera that didnt have the specs I needed, but if it was a close tie between two and one had that look to it....well...

Michael Petersen's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:09 PM

Hum nice camera

Aileenexa's curator insight, November 11, 2014 11:38 PM

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fototazo: How to Start a Project: Nicholas Nixon

fototazo: How to Start a Project: Nicholas Nixon | a photographer's life | Scoop.it

Today we return to the question of starting a project in order to be able to include a response from Nicholas Nixon. This is the 14th response in the series.


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