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The Color of Humanity in Sally Mann’s South

The Color of Humanity in Sally Mann’s South | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Hilton Als writes about how Sally Mann’s photographs address Southern identity and the region’s history of slavery and racism.

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Images with powerful stories. Spend some time and so much more will emerge.

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Creator / Home - Online Lighting Diagram Creator - Tools for photographers

Creator / Home - Online Lighting Diagram Creator - Tools for photographers | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Online Lighting Diagram Creator for photographers
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This is my gift from me to you. Send the guy a couple of bucks if you can. 

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Photofocus | History of Photography: The Photo-Secession Movement

Photofocus | History of Photography: The Photo-Secession Movement | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Camera Work In 1902 Stieglitz, along with Joseph T. Kelley launched Camera Work, a quarterly publication that supported the ideals of the Photo-Secession movement with the purpose of to "loosely hold together those Americans devoted to pictorial photography in their endeavor to compel its recognition, not as a handmaiden of art, but as a distinctive…

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Visualization without Photoshop. Who would have thought it.

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Top greates fashion photography history periods

Top greates fashion photography history periods | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Fashion photography history - Models, poses and styles
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There is a lesson here, but I can't tell you what it is. 

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Desert Queen and Axiaelitrix

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Desert Queen and Axiaelitrix – Beyond Opinion




Working with Desert Queen was a beautiful and surreal experience. Everything about her seemed natural, fluid, and palpable. Our collaboration was a free-form expression of our creativity. She was uncanny in her anticipation of compositions, as if
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Appreciate the variety of the human form. 

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Albert Watson's celebrity portraits – in pictures

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The Scottish photographer began taking pictures of celebrities in 1973. He now has over a hundred Vogue covers to his credit and continues to work at the age of 75

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Celebrities the way they like to be seen or how they envision themselves. 

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Curbed NY

Curbed NY | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
A majestic theater in Brooklyn—once abandoned—is shining again following an extensive restoration.
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Why movie theaters were once called "Palaces." Surely, a place appropriate for fantasy. 

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How the body has evolved through fashion photography

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From sexualisation to surrealism, a new exhibition traces how fashion has changed perceptions of the human form
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Review doesn't say much, but you get an inkling of what a viewer might find--hope it crosses the pond.

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Grip Support

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Find everything related to the Grip Industry Worldwide... Grip Crew, Equipment, Expendables, Videos, Grip Rigs and much more.
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On setting up grip stand...properly. These things initially make a fool out of everyone. And it's all in there: stacking, righty-thighty and so much more. 

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How to Avoid Model Flakes

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Avoiding model flakes is something all photographers would like to do and this article will help you identify some of the red flags you may encounter
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A conversation starter?

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Tips to Be a Great Assistant Photographer

Tips to Be a Great Assistant Photographer | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
I’ve been a second shooter at a number of weddings now and was recently informed that I’m a pretty stellar second shooter. (In fact, I’m one local photographer’s first pick, which made me absolutely giddy). I’m lucky to have Ryan as my second shooter for weddings, which works out beautifully for me. We both have a [...]
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In an ideal world...

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Lighting BLADE RUNNER 2049

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The ARRI Group is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of motion picture cameras, digital intermediate systems and lighting equipment. With a worldwide network of sales, rental and postproduction facilities, ARRI meets the uncompromising needs of even the biggest international clients.
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Fun facts:

lighting crew of around 20

1,400 rolls of gel

Niander Wallace’s room - 256 ARRI 300-watt Fresnels in two concentric circles

library set: 100 SkyPanels

 

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Vittorio Storaro: The Tragedy of Modern Technology and Its Effect on Cinematography • Cinephilia & Beyond

Vittorio Storaro: The Tragedy of Modern Technology and Its Effect on Cinematography • Cinephilia & Beyond | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
There are only a handful of cinematographers in the world whom we could even place in the same sentence as Vittorio Storaro. The legendar
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"The cinematographer used to pretend to be the only person on the set who knew what the image looked like after it was developed at the laboratory. Not always true, because each one of us according to his experience, his knowledge, each one of us could imagine what the image looked like. But there were many elements in between, the kind of registration through the lens, the film, the laboratory, the interpretation of the technician, quality of the projector… From the moment new technology came out, from the moment you see the image at the same time, you lost this kind of pretense that nobody knows what the image is like but you." DS: I don't see the title as applicable, but then it is a grabber. This article was brought to my attention by DP Roger Grange. 

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'Russian Vivian Maier' Discovered After 30,000 Photos Found in Attic

'Russian Vivian Maier' Discovered After 30,000 Photos Found in Attic | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Photography and Camera News, Reviews, and Inspiration
Via Kara Woodward
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A proof that too many photographers worry about their tools.

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Sharpness Vs. Focus –

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Sharpness: Acutance + Resolution Sharpness is the level of the clarity of detail in a photo and is a valuable tool for emphasizing textures of subjects and subjects’ details in an image. The …
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Did you know you could borrow sharpness? Anyhow there's this:

Key Takeaways

  • While the sharpness of a subject, which is in focus, can be enhanced through resolution and acutance in post-production, if that subject is not in focus to begin with, there’s not much you can do to enhance its sharpness.
  • What you can do is paint in the non-existing details manually (but you have to possess digital painting skills in order to do that successfully), or borrow the same parts from other images where they are in focus (grafting & photo-manipulation).
  • If you are a photographer, make sure you get the details you’d like to be sharp in focus as you shoot (see note below). 
  • If you are a retoucher and your client sent you an image where some important details are out of focus, ask your client if they have more images from the same photo shoot from which you could borrow those details.
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Heiress Plotted 19 Grisly Crimes. Investigation Underway.

Heiress Plotted 19 Grisly Crimes. Investigation Underway. | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Frances Glessner Lee, the first lady of forensic science, was a cult curiosity. With her “Nutshell Studies” at the Renwick Gallery, she rises to art star.
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Not photography really, more about how to see and understand details. 

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Nan Goldin Looks Back at Friends and Lovers

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A reissue of “The Beautiful Smile” looks back on Nan Goldin’s highly personal work that combines art photography with a snapshot aesthetic.

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Is it the realism that makes it work or something else?

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Photofocus | History of Photography: Early Stages of Color

Photofocus | History of Photography: Early Stages of Color | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Since the beginning, everyone wanted color photographs. Images being black and white only was a chief complaint about photography. Initially, there were a few "successes"; Sir John Herschel was able to record blue, green and red on paper coated with a silver chloride solution, but he was unable to "fix" (make it permanent) it. This…

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Color wasn't always so easy. 

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The History of Photography - Early Colour

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How LED Streetlights Will Change Cinema (And Make Cities Look Awesome)

How LED Streetlights Will Change Cinema (And Make Cities Look Awesome) | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
The decision by the city of Los Angeles last year to replace its high-pressure sodium streetlights—known for their distinctive yellow hue—with new, blue-tinted LEDs might have a profound effect on at least one local industry. All of those LEDs, with their new urban color scheme, will dramatically change how the city appears on camera, thus giving Los Angeles a brand new look in the age of digital filmmaking. As Dave Kendricken writes for No Film School, "Hollywood will never look the same."
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Something you may not have considered re street lights.

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Flash Photography Enhancement via Intrinsic Relighting

Flash Photography Enhancement via Intrinsic Relighting | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
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If any out there is reading and benefiting from my photography shares I'd certainly like to know because every now and then we all need a demonstration of appreciation (see: "show them one of these" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd37uQZJpwQ) Anyhow I've been delving in tone-mapping lately with the hope that  a progressive software company like the one that sells Luminar 2018 will see its potential.

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Duane Michals’s Beguiling Celebrity Portraits

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Philip Gefter on the photographer Duane Michals, whose editorial work is collected in the book “Duane Michals: Portraits.“

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A bit of humor and more to put things into perspective.

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How to take product shots with a single light and DIY modifiers

How to take product shots with a single light and DIY modifiers | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Getting professional-looking product shots doesn’t need to require you to have a studio and tons of expensive gear. With some DIY magic and good will, you can get neat product photos without too much money. Photographer Brandon Adam shows you a setup for product shots using only a single light source, a few DIY modifiers, and some cardboard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9s0LdBV1hY For his shot, Brandon chose a bottle and a glass of bourbon and shot them on a wooden table and background. I think the wood works really nicely with the photos of bourbon. He used a Canon 5D Mark III with
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There is always a way and sometimes the simplest is the best.

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The Production Assistant's Test

The actual link to the test: https://www.nycfilmcrew.com/production-assistant-test

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This is a test of well you know the lingo that allows to be comfortable on a film set. Kinda fun, but won't really get you a job.

 

 

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The Subway Portraits of Helen Levitt

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Helen Levitt, who apprenticed with Walker Evans in the subways, learned a thing or two about clandestine portraits.

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What you can do to get photographic of people who are unaware of your purpose.

 

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Res-Demyst - Luminous Landscape

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  By: JR GEOFFRION Misconceptions Like the digital audio revolution of the mid-80s, photography and the darkroom are going digital. Resolution is the most talked about digital camera characteristic and is often used to describe image quality. Yet, the fundamental lack of accurate information surrounding resolution makes it one of the most misunderstood discussion topic. [Read More]
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Before you go to Photo Expo this year read and memorize the content of this article so you can avoid the BS.

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