While working for publications like National Geographic, Time, and Newsweek, and for NGOs like UNICEF and Oxfam, photographer Ami Vitale has found herself shooting in some of the most beautiful, diverse, and dangerous places in the world.
A highly experienced professional, she still finds it something of a challenge to describe herself: Conflict photographer? Photojournalist? Documentarian? Travel photographer? At various times her work could fit into any of these categories. To her, it’s not the label that’s important; it’s the stories. And it’s the people and their cultures that she wants to reveal, with the ultimate goal of bringing people closer together. “Understanding that we are more alike than we are different…that’s important,” she says.
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A simple and touching interview with someone whose job is not to take pictures but to connect to people.
The Land of diversities, India has a lot to offer for any photographer. The colorful festivals all around the year, fascinating portraits, unstoppable warmth of love and the poetic breed of nature across its boundaries.
SMARTPHONE cameras aren’t just for quick snaps and selfies anymore. Phone cameras have improved substantially in recent years, and apps both for phones and to support traditional cameras have proliferated.
If you like to manually adjust camera settings, you’ll love Manual, $2 for iOS. Instead of relying on a phone’s camera to guess the right settings, users can tinker with shutter speed, white balance, exposure bracketing and more.
The Burning Man festival, with a theme of "Caravansary," wrapped up earlier this week 120 miles outside Reno, Nev., in the Black Rock Desert, its home since 1990. Some 65,000 people attended the celebration, which is billed as "an annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance."
Know that moment when you meet a person, either in your country or while travelling, a person with an extremely interesting face, who you want to capture in an image? But then, a moment before you click the shutter, questions emerges: How should I take pictures of a stranger, especially in foreign country?
Aujourd’hui, découvrez l’objectif macro 20x pour iPhone de Onchee Technology, commercialisé par le site DCKina, spécialiste des objectifs pour smartphones (oui, il y en a aussi pour les possesseurs de Samsung Galaxy aussi !)
The choice of Peter Lindbergh for the 2014 Reporters Without Borders 100 Photos album may come as a surprise to some. However, during a fascinating discussion organized by Peter Lindbergh at the Silencio in Paris, he revealed himself to be an avid consumer of the news, spending his nights on the ...
UK artist Nick Gentry (previously) has been quite busy lately, completing a number of his trademark portraits painted on a canvas of old 3 1⁄2" floppy disks. Check out the video for a montage of recent and older works.
“The idea was to make mobile photography fast, beautiful and fun. We learned from experience that taking photos on the phone didn't lead to the results that we wanted, so we created the filters and tools to achieve a more artistic experience,” says Kevin Systrom, one of the founders of Instagram.Mobile phone apps such as Instagram and Hipstamatic are making it easy to create artistic photographs.