The Moving Portrait: From Holograms to GIFs to Boomerang

Although video dominates much of the media landscape, the simplicity of the photograph perseveres. Ironically, throughout much of the history of photography, photographers (along with editors, designers, and publishers) have continually explored limited motion. The portrait, in particular, has been a ripe target for the integration of motion. Unlike the video portrait, the moving portrait… The post The Moving Portrait: From Holograms to GIFs to Boomerang appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Unforgettable Moments Backstage: 5 Music Photographers Share Their Favorite Memories on the Job

If you’ve ever been to a concert, you know how addicting live music can be – that moment when your favorite band finally takes the stage is always a rush. For these five music photographers from The List, live music is just part of the job, but read their favorite memories below to see why that rush never… The post Unforgettable Moments Backstage: 5 Music Photographers Share Their Favorite Memories on the Job appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Betsy Devos’s Tweet Says As Much About Stock Photography as It Does About Her Ignorance

To make a point about the state of primary education, Secretary of Education Betsy Devos, tweeted a comparison of “then” and “now” photos of a classroom. Does this look familiar? Students lined up in rows. A teacher in front of a blackboard. Sit down; don’t talk; eyes up front. Wait for the bell. Walk to… The post Betsy Devos’s Tweet Says As Much About Stock Photography as It Does About Her Ignorance appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Betsy Devos’s Tweet Says As Much Stock Photography as It Does About Her Ignorance

To make a point about the state of primary education, Secretary of Education Betsy Devos, tweeted a comparison of “then” and “now” photos of a classroom. Does this look familiar? Students lined up in rows. A teacher in front of a blackboard. Sit down; don’t talk; eyes up front. Wait for the bell. Walk to… The post Betsy Devos’s Tweet Says As Much Stock Photography as It Does About Her Ignorance appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Career Advice from 5 Top Architectural Photographers

In February we launched The List – a selection of 90 finalists from our 80,000+ community of PhotoShelter members. Throughout the year we’ll be highlighting each of The List’s 18 categories, and this week we’re featuring the architecture and interiors photographers – don’t miss their photos on our Instagram page. Here, we talked to them… The post Career Advice from 5 Top Architectural Photographers appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Inclusion Rider This: Magazine Cover Photographers by Gender

Women Photograph, the initiative to “elevate the voice of female photojournalists,” has been tracking the lead photo bylines for 8 top newspapers around the world. Here are the results for 2017: For all of 2017, @womenphotograph has been monitoring the lead photo bylines by gender for 8 newspapers. Here are the results. pic.twitter.com/f4yDkwpJfF — Women… The post Inclusion Rider This: Magazine Cover Photographers by Gender appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

A Black and White Comparison: What Does Retouching Tell Us About Photojournalism?

This week, TIME magazine published James Nachtwey’s photo essay on the opioid crisis. Over his decades-long career, Nachtwey has carved out a reputation as a stoic and relentless documentarian of conflict and pain. His latest effort took over a year to produce, and it has all the hallmarks of great photojournalism, providing a level of… The post A Black and White Comparison: What Does Retouching Tell Us About Photojournalism? appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Who Shot It Better? Chadwick Boseman: Norman Jean Roy or Williams+Hirakawa

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’d be hard pressed not to have heard of Black Panther, the latest box office phenomenon in the Marvel Comics Universe (MCU for your comic nerds). After only 2 ½ weeks since its release, the movie has surpassed both Wonder Woman and Toy Story 3 in North American… The post Who Shot It Better? Chadwick Boseman: Norman Jean Roy or Williams+Hirakawa appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

It’s a Wrap! Comparing the Domke and Tenba Camera Wraps

We don’t always have the luxury of toting around a bag with perfectly fitted and padded compartments for our gear. For less than $20, camera wraps provide just enough protection to avoid scratches and bumps on your expensive equipment if you’re willing to deal with a little bit of bulk. I was skeptical about the… The post It’s a Wrap! Comparing the Domke and Tenba Camera Wraps appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Canon’s New Speedlite 470EX-AI Shows How Fast Computational Photography Is Moving

We previously wrote about the state of computational photography in September 2017. Included within that piece was a reference to the work by Kukas Murmann, Abe Davis, Jan Kautz and Frédo Durand who built a prototype flash mounted on a servo and connected to an electric eye. The mechanism provided an automated way to position… The post Canon’s New Speedlite 470EX-AI Shows How Fast Computational Photography Is Moving appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

The List – Adventure Photography Edition

Earlier this month we launched The List – a selection of 90 finalists from our 80,000+ community of PhotoShelter members. Throughout the year we’ll be highlighting each of the 18 categories, and the adventure photographers are up first! We’ve also been featuring them on Instagram all week. If you’re a photographer looking for inspiration or a… The post The List – Adventure Photography Edition appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Who Shot It Better? Christy Turlington: Norman Jean Roy or Pamela Hanson

As the movement to portray models without excessive retouching (here, here) continues to gain momentum, magazines are faced with the same quandry: To Photoshop or not? When you’re dealing with a supermodel like Christy Turlington, the issue is arguably more difficult. Turlington rose to fame in the late 80s with her work with Calvin Klein… The post Who Shot It Better? Christy Turlington: Norman Jean Roy or Pamela Hanson appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Enlightening Photography: An Interview with Joey Terrill

Nikon Ambassador and lighting master Joey Terrill carved his own path as a freelance commercial photographer early on in his career. After a portrait assignment, Terrill became fascinated by the creative possibilities with strobe portraiture and has subsequently put his mark on the world of photography with his eye catching photography. But equally important as… The post Enlightening Photography: An Interview with Joey Terrill appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your 2018 Photography Workshop

by Steve Simon (@stevesimon) and Steve Attard (@sattardphoto) Co-Founders, PhotoEducate.com If you’ve ever taken a great photography workshop you’re probably just as passionate about them as we are. A photography workshop can change your life. It changed ours. Wading through uncharted waters is exhilarating – camera at your eye, taking chances, making mistakes and learning… The post 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your 2018 Photography Workshop appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Do Photojournalism Contests Glamorize Pain and Suffering?

Ronaldo Schemidt/Agence France-Presse In a break from the past, World Press Photo (WPP) released the short list of finalists in advance of naming the winners to their annual contest – arguably the most prestigious in all of photojournalism. The photos are remarkable for their composition, exposure and intimacy. But judging by the subject matter one might… The post Do Photojournalism Contests Glamorize Pain and Suffering? appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Who Shot It Better? Chloe Kim: Ramona Rosales or Thomas Lovelock

The Olympics turns athletes into bona fide stars. Such is the case with 17-year old Chloe Kim who took the gold in the women’s snowboard halfpipe with a near perfect score. Kim has been dominant on the snowboard stage for many years, but the ebullient daughter of Korean immigrants captured the hearts of millions around… The post Who Shot It Better? Chloe Kim: Ramona Rosales or Thomas Lovelock appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Did Dean Mouhtaropoulos “Try” to Get the Shot? (Or Did He Nail This Image of Adam Rippon)

Vanity Fair contributor Joanna Robinson raised the ire of photographers with this tweet regarding an image taken of figure skater Adam Rippon by Getty Images photographer Dean Mouhtaropoulos: Bless this Getty photographer for trying to capture a whirling Rippon. pic.twitter.com/Dnwvq4AE7P — Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) February 12, 2018 Robinson later clarified her position as a misinterpretation,… The post Did Dean Mouhtaropoulos “Try” to Get the Shot? (Or Did He Nail This Image of Adam Rippon) appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.