Confidence in Front of the Camera: Tips from 5 Portrait Photographers

Whether you’re photographing a high-profile celebrity in a big-budget shoot or you stop someone interesting on the street, everyone wants to look good in a photograph. Experienced portrait photographers always have a few tips up their sleeve for helping their subjects feel more at ease in front of the camera — it’s one of the most… The post Confidence in Front of the Camera: Tips from 5 Portrait Photographers appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Google Images Now Displays Copyright Info

Protecting images from online theft is a major concern for many photographers. Images can be stolen, misappropriated, weaponized, and more. And while much of this activity is spawned by bad actors, many legitimate image licensees are thwarted because they can’t find information about an image creator or copyright holder. “Orphaning” occurs, in part, because many… The post Google Images Now Displays Copyright Info appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Diving Deep Into “brown, carmine, and blue” With Le’Andra LeSeur

We pride ourselves on having some very impressive in-house talents here at PhotoShelter and have been celebrating an incredible win recently. In early October Le’Andra LeSeur, a member of our Libris Client Services team, was awarded the juried grand prize at the 10th international ArtPrize in Grand Rapids for her multimedia piece “brown, carmine, and… The post Diving Deep Into “brown, carmine, and blue” With Le’Andra LeSeur appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Magazine Covers Shot with Phones Ain’t No Thing

Scoring a national magazine cover shoot to prove the greatness of a phone’s camera has become part of the standard PR playbook for manufacturers. TIME featured photos taken by Luisa Dörr using an iPhone for a September 2017 over story entitled “Firsts” about women changing the world. One of seventeen TIME covers photographed on iPhone… The post Magazine Covers Shot with Phones Ain’t No Thing appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Why You’ll Never Find a Camera That’s Been to the Moon on eBay

NASA’s Apollo Program was an audacious mission to send astronauts to the moon – a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy’s in bold speech in 1961 that was an ongoing part of the Cold War. NASA’s use of photography aboard spacecraft originated during the Mercury Program when John Glenn carried two cameras during… The post Why You’ll Never Find a Camera That’s Been to the Moon on eBay appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

The Power of Nature Photography from 5 Photographers Who Love What They Do

Nature photographers capture the moments that most of us won’t have a chance to see in our lifetimes, and for that we are grateful. Plus, who doesn’t love photos of adorable bear cubs or a close-up of a cheetah running full speed? But when we asked each nature photographer from The List about why they… The post The Power of Nature Photography from 5 Photographers Who Love What They Do appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

A Star is Born – Jay Clendenin Goes Large with Lady Gaga

This weekend, Lady Gaga makes her leading actress debut in the fourth remake of A Star is Born co-written, starring, and directed by Bradley Cooper. The critics are predictably going, well, gaga over it. PR, of course, plays a role in any film’s success, and as Hollywood’s paper of record, the Los Angeles Times has a hand in… The post A Star is Born – Jay Clendenin Goes Large with Lady Gaga appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Why David Butow’s Image of Jeff Flake Stands Out

Both position and timing matter in capturing a compelling and visually descriptive photo. Last week’s explosive SCOTUS confirmation hearing of Brett Kavanaugh provided another interesting opportunity to explore this concept as a small group of photographers trained their cameras on the Senate Judiciary Committee members before the key vote on a motion to proceed to… The post Why David Butow’s Image of Jeff Flake Stands Out appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Lessons Learned: Top Lifestyle Photographers Share What They’d Tell Their Younger Selves

On one hand, the nature of a career in photography can be daunting — the freelance life and learning on your own in a rapidly changing industry. But we also know photographers to be generous in offering help and advice. It’s one of the things we love about working with photographers and why we asked… The post Lessons Learned: Top Lifestyle Photographers Share What They’d Tell Their Younger Selves appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Camera Eats First Pop-Up

Food photography is having a moment. And with the improvements of camera phones, it’s quickly becoming one of the most approachable forms of photography. This year we wanted to put Photoville to the test, so we set up a pop-up where patrons could snap pictures of their food, drinks, and anything else they wanted. To… The post Camera Eats First Pop-Up appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Highlights from Photoville 2018

It’s no secret we love Photoville. And after six years of our involvement, it’s starting to feel like home to us. Not only is it a great opportunity for the public to see the work of some of the most talented photographers worldwide, it offers a unique glimpse into diverse communities and raises awareness for… The post Highlights from Photoville 2018 appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Why Dedicated Cameras Will Always Be (Optically) Better than Smartphones

It’s September which means another generation of Apple iPhones. This year, the iPhone XS (pronounced “ten ess”) adds a slightly larger sensor plus significantly more computing power via the A12 Bionic Chip to enhance the phone’s image signal processing. But despite the ability to perform 5 trillion operations a second, the iPhone still can’t do… The post Why Dedicated Cameras Will Always Be (Optically) Better than Smartphones appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

PSA: It’s “Bokeh” not “Bokuh”

Image: Apple There are many sounds that native American English speakers have trouble reproducing. The French “r” (aka the “voiceless uvular fricative”), the rolled double “rr” in Spanish, tonal sounds in various Chinese languages like Mandarin and Cantonese. But when it comes to the Japanese word that has entered the photographic lexicon to describe the… The post PSA: It’s “Bokeh” not “Bokuh” appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Master Storytellers: 5 Travel Photographers Share Images from All Over the World

No matter where in the world they find themselves, travel photographers have a keen eye for connection, and are some of the rare few that have mastered the ability to truly capture the essence of people, places and cultures. We look to these professional storytellers to bring us glimpses of other worlds and inspiration for… The post Master Storytellers: 5 Travel Photographers Share Images from All Over the World appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Who Photographed that Colin Kaepernick Nike Image?

Nike and Colin Kaepernick broke the Internet yesterday with an ad campaign celebrating the 30th anniversary of  “Just Do It.”  Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt pic.twitter.com/SRWkMIDdaO— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018 Reaction to the ad campaign was (unsurprisingly) highly polarized, and although Nike’s stock tumbled 3%, most marketing pundits… The post Who Photographed that Colin Kaepernick Nike Image? appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

An Optical Engineer Explains Lens Flange Distance and Mount Diameter

Nikon has understandably made a big deal about launching their new Z-mount alongside the announcement of their new mirrorless cameras, the Z6 and Z7. The Nikon F-mount was originally released 59 years ago(!) and the company has made backward compatibility of the system a brand pillar. But technology has changed dramatically over that time, and… The post An Optical Engineer Explains Lens Flange Distance and Mount Diameter appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Dangerous Conditions and Extreme Constraints: 5 Industrial/Corporate Photographers Share the Hidden Challenges of the Job

From photographing an explosion to being told you have two minutes to shoot a CEO’s portrait — the job of industrial and corporate photographers is anything but predictable. What do you do when you have to shoot a factory in extreme heat and the floor is shaking? How do you win over a short-tempered top… The post Dangerous Conditions and Extreme Constraints: 5 Industrial/Corporate Photographers Share the Hidden Challenges of the Job appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Dangerous Conditions and Extreme Constraints: 5 Industrial/Corporate Photographers Share the Hidden Challenges of the Job

From photographing an explosion to being told you have two minutes to shoot a CEO’s portrait — the job of industrial and corporate photographers is anything but predictable. What do you do when you have to shoot a factory in extreme heat and the floor is shaking? How do you win over a short-tempered top… The post Dangerous Conditions and Extreme Constraints: 5 Industrial/Corporate Photographers Share the Hidden Challenges of the Job appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Announcing 6th Annual Luminance Talks at Photoville: Sept 14th in NYC

One of our favorite events of the year is just around the corner. For the sixth year in a row, we’re partnering with Photoville to present a full day educational and inspirational panels all to help photographers grow their businesses.  Join us on Friday, September 14th for discussions with industry professionals and photographers at 60 Water Street near… The post Announcing 6th Annual Luminance Talks at Photoville: Sept 14th in NYC appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Announcing 6th Annual Luminance Talks at Photoville: Sept 14th in NYC

One of our favorite events of the year is just around the corner. For the sixth year in a row, we’re partnering with Photoville to present a full day educational and inspirational panels all to help photographers grow their businesses. Join us on Friday, September 14th for discussions with industry professionals and photographers at 60 Water Street near… The post Announcing 6th Annual Luminance Talks at Photoville: Sept 14th in NYC appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.