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Eyes as Big as Plates is an ongoing collaborative venture between Riitta Ikonen (Finland) and Karoline Hjorth (Norway). Ikonen and Hjorth met during an artist residency in Sandnes, Norway in May 20...
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Morgan Levy Interview: Perceiving the Lonely Pauses Before Movement and Capturing Its Form at PhotoWhoa Blog | Discover how you can be a better photographer

Morgan Levy Interview: Perceiving the Lonely Pauses Before Movement and Capturing Its Form at PhotoWhoa Blog | Discover how you can be a better photographer | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
It’ll be clear when looking at the forthcoming images that there is a lot going on in conceptual street/landscape/portrait photographer Morgan Levy’s work. Many of her images will seem caught in an impenetrable stillness.
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"Though I often work in picturesque places, the intent isn’t to depict beautiful landscapes. It’s to find and create an image (or the raw material from which to composite an image) that represents or evokes a specific idea or thought. Using landscape to successfully convey ideas is challenging. And I don’t always succeed."  This is exactly what I want to learn!

 

"I’m attracted to ambiguous undertones. If a subject smiles in a photograph, the viewer thinks he or she understands something about this person or this moment. Expressions I’m drawn to are ones where the answer isn’t obvious, where the viewer is left wondering. This is what I mean by a “pregnant pause”: a moment embedded with meaning and significance that is somewhat withheld."

 

So insightful to me.  A really great interveiw!!!

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NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY - YouTube

My name is Ted Forbes and I make videos about photography. I’ve been making photographs most of my life and I have a tremendously deep passion fo
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I can't agree anymore.  Even though we shall never be a master, we still need to follow this approach in our small works.
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The Problem With Humans of New York

The Problem With Humans of New York | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
A girl from the required class for English majors at my college has lately been sharing a lot of posts from the website Humans of New York. I was inclined to dismiss it all as dumb clickbait—this was, after all, a girl who'd responded to the novels of J.M. Coetzee by asking about the South African head of the state "Madea," whom she knew Morgan Freeman had played in "Invictus"—but something more pernicious was at work. Turns out the site is actually popular.
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Personally, I like HONY.  But since my surgery last year, I haven't read anything on FB.  This article made some good questions about the project.  I also like how the author dissect the skills of HONY.  Now, I want to check HONY again.
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Iconic Photographer René Burri On Six of His Best-Known Photographs

Iconic Photographer René Burri On Six of His Best-Known Photographs | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Swiss photographer René Burri has had the opportunity to photograph some of history's most famous personalities. His photograph of Che Guevara smoking a ci
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Man, the doc is so good.  I have to save it. 
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My Point and Shoot Photo Made it to the Smithsonian

My Point and Shoot Photo Made it to the Smithsonian | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
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You may already read this story.  Still I found this story very interesting.  What happened in the past and how it impacts the present moment.  Life is always like that.  It happens without notice.  Then reminds us at the unexpected ways and moment. 
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How Many of These Seven Iconic Photographers Do You Know About?

How Many of These Seven Iconic Photographers Do You Know About? | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
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I think the key is not only name or genre, but also what & how they used their technique to depict the world.  What kind of world was represented through these masters' photos.

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Saint-Petersburg : Yury Gudkov, Keep an Eye on What You See - The Eye of Photography

Saint-Petersburg : Yury Gudkov, Keep an Eye on What You See - The Eye of Photography | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
The continuous process of taking pictures of everyday life engenders the documentation of ambiguous ritual. As a result, its original duration and meaning could hardly be restored. In a sequence of images, the captured scene becomes autonomous and looped so it can’t be recognized as part of personal experience of seeing. The strange units that were put together form unexpected interactions with various forms, objects, phenomena. This allows thinking about totality of Seeable, about inability to ignore perception as such.
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Change the perspective and then loop all together.  An extraordinary approach and project.

 

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10 commandments of street photography

Three top photographers share their expert tips and insights on how to get the best street photography shots.
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After reading advice from the three street photographers, it's action time. 

 

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Sawdust and Sand: The Art of Douglas Miller

Fine Cut. Temp color correct. Temp sound mix.
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This is an excellent documentary of Douglas Miller.  Another type of street photographer.   His photos are about ordinary people in Laguna.  Most importantly, the photos also show the changes of this community in which he has been living for 44 years. 

The documentary didn't mention Doug's skills, but from the speed of taking photos and the results, he really got the skills.   If I could take photos of people as fast as he does, I would be benefit a lots!   

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The 20 photographs of the year

The 20 photographs of the year | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Europe’s refugee crisis, the Paris attacks, pollution in China, the continuing violence in Israel and Syria - the world’s leading photojournalists describe how they captured 20 defining images in 2015
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Every year end, there're lots of top # of the year.

However, I feel this year is quite different from most in the past.  There were many tragedies this year.  Touched our hearts.  Probably won't forget till the end.

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Art Wolfe Technique Series on Vimeo

Art Wolfe Technique Series on Vimeo | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
A series of videos where I share some of the techniques I use to capture images of landscapes, wildlife and native cultures around the world.
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So glad to find such amazing tech tips!

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A list of free Street Photography eBooks - Thomas.Leuthard.Photography

A list of free Street Photography eBooks - Thomas.Leuthard.Photography | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
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Not sure if I have scooped this in the past.  Sorry.  :P

Anyhow, this is a list of FREE Street Photo Ebooks by different photographers. 

Enjoy.

12 days to Xmas.  :D

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Photo insight with Rob Canis - Saffron-drop Bonnet Mushroom - Amateur Photographer

Photo insight with Rob Canis - Saffron-drop Bonnet Mushroom - Amateur Photographer | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Robert Canis discusses the simple yet effective technique behind his image and the importance of perfection in close-up photography.
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I used to check out people's EXIF so that I could learn from the setting.  After reading an article, looking for EXIF was not the way to go.  Instead, we should know the details of how a photographer works in a particular setting.  This article is a perfect example of how we can learn from award winning photographers.
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How a pioneer of street photography helped shape the way we take images today

How a pioneer of street photography helped shape the way we take images today | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Bill Cunningham, considered by many to be a pioneer of street photography, died on Saturday, but not without leaving an impact on photography today – from working to be invisible to simply letting inspiration come from the streets.
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Another master gone.  Bill Cunningham focused on fashion on the street  photos, yet his approach would definitely work for street photography and photojournalism.
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René Burri 1933 - 2014 | Design | Agenda | Phaidon

René Burri 1933 - 2014 | Design | Agenda | Phaidon | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
A legendary Magnum photographer who was at the centre of so many important world events
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After watching the video, we can read his article and know more about the great  photojournalist.
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expired at the daytona 500

expired at the daytona 500 | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
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While the films might expired, the skills still intact.  To me, taking film photos through SLR is hard.
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Nicholas Nixon's 2015 Brown Sisters Photograph  - 41th Anniversary

As we look forward to Nicholas Nixon’s upcoming exhibition at Fraenkel Gallery, we are pleased to share the latest photograph in his celebrated series, The Brown Sisters. Nixon began making portraits of his wife and her sisters in 1975, and this is the 41st annual photograph. You can hear the artist speaking about this body …
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The 2015 version. I don't know about you.  But to me, when I see this series, I feel emotional.  Don't miss the video at the end of the paragraph.  An interview with Nixon about the Brown Sisters Project.
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Seeing Through Photographs - The Museum of Modern Art | Coursera

Seeing Through Photographs - The Museum of Modern Art | Coursera | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Seeing Through Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art. Although taking, sharing, and viewing photographs has become second nature for many of us, our regular engagement with images does not necessarily make us visually literate. This course aims to address the gap between seeing and truly understanding photographs by introducing a diversity of ideas, approaches, and technologies that inform their making. In this course you will look closely at photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art and hear a variety of perspectives on what a photograph is and the ways that photography has been used throughout its nearly 180 year history: as a means of artistic expression, as a tool for science and exploration; as an instrument of documentation; to tell stories and record histories; and as a mode of communication and critique in our ever increasingly visual culture. Take free online classes from 120+ top universities and educational organizations. We partner with schools like Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and others to offer courses in dozens of topics, from computer science to teaching and beyond. Whether you are pursuing a passion or looking to advance your career, Coursera provides open, free education for everyone.
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Not sure if you have heard about MOOCs (Massive Open Online courses) or not. These are FREE courses offered by reknown universities around the globe.  Here's a new course in photography by MoMA.  I'm going to take it. 

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blupace | Blupace: Improving your Street Technique

blupace | Blupace: Improving your Street Technique | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Technique: We try to help you to understand your own personal barriers, when shooting street photography, by changing how we think of it.
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Apart from "fear", the article touches on "flow" & "headspace" (I will interpret it as mind preparation).

 

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Dickey Chapelle: The Life and Work of the Legendary Female War Photographer

Dickey Chapelle: The Life and Work of the Legendary Female War Photographer | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
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First time to know this outstanding female war photographer, Dickey Chapelle.   

There are 2 videos in the site.  The second one is far more thorough than the first one.  From childhood to the death of Dickey.

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Pictures We Love: Something to Believe In

Pictures We Love: Something to Believe In | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
As the year began to come to a close, we asked National Geographic staff who work closely with photography—through the magazine, Your Shot, News, Travel, and Proof—to choose a photo from 2015 that …
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These are photos I aspire.  Caught the moment with story in it.  Classic.  As in the NG said, "timeless." 

 

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Rainy Night in Tokyo: Brilliant Photography by Masashi Wakui » Ciel Bleu Media

Rainy Night in Tokyo: Brilliant Photography by Masashi Wakui » Ciel Bleu Media | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
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Evening, rain/drizzling, the color, etc. all created a special style.  Might be another theme/project for you as well?

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Art Wolfe Discusses Inspiration And "Finding The Photo" | Fstoppers

American Photographer Art Wolfe has been making photographs for over 30 years, including work for National Geographic and authoring many books. In this video, Art talks about his beginnings as an amateur, but then explains his approach for finding emotive and meaningful photography.
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Really good advice offered in the video. 

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These Color Photos of Paris Were Shot 100 Years Ago

These Color Photos of Paris Were Shot 100 Years Ago | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Back in 1909, a super-rich French banker named Albert Kahn decided to create a photographic record of the world using the new color photography process tha
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Amazing rare color photos a century ago. 

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Ansel Adams' Pictures of an American Concentration Camp During WWII

Ansel Adams' Pictures of an American Concentration Camp During WWII | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Ansel Adams is best known for his breathtaking landscape photos, but he photographed much more than nature during his decades-long career. In 1943, already
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Although this series are about Japanese relocation camp in WWII, I can see the trace of landscape e.g. Mt in the photos as backgrd.  Also see the Master's skills beyond landscape.  Might be Ansel would be a good street photographer as well if he took that path. We can see his skills on that through this series.    

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