When You Ask a Photographer Friend to Babysit Your Cat…


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Photographer and actor Josell Mariano recently had a friend ask him to babysit her beloved cat, Jade. He decided to use his time with the blue tabby cat to do a photoshoot.

“If I babysit the cat for more than 3 days, the photos just happen,” Mariano says.

“Here’s her face when she takes a s**t,” Mariano says.

Mariano shot portraits of Jade with a single strobe through a large diffused beauty dish located to camera right. He was using a Canon 6D Mark II with a 50mm f/1.8 at f/8 and 1/100s.

Mariano has since created a dedicated

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When You Ask a Photographer Friend to Babysit Your Cat…


This post is by Michael Zhang from PetaPixel


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Photographer and actor Josell Mariano recently had a friend ask him to babysit her beloved cat, Jade. He decided to use his time with the blue tabby cat to do a photoshoot.

“If I babysit the cat for more than 3 days, the photos just happen,” Mariano says.

“Here’s her face when she takes a s**t,” Mariano says.

Mariano shot portraits of Jade with a single strobe through a large diffused beauty dish located to camera right. He was using a Canon 6D Mark II with a 50mm f/1.8 at f/8 and 1/100s.

Mariano has since created a dedicated

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Canon Including ‘Pro Photographer’ Certificate with All $599+ Cameras


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The Christian satire news outlet The Babylon Bee is reporting that Canon has begun including a “professional photographer” certificate with all its cameras that cost $599 and up.

“If you spend at least $599 on a camera, you’re instantly transformed into a professional photographer, and now you have the documentation to prove it,” a Canon spokesperson tells The Babylon Bee. “In a lot of professions, you have to take classes or practice for years before you truly become a professional, but not in photography. Just buy one of our budget to mid-range cameras, and you’re in.”

The professional-looking certificate

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Prince Charles: Gary Fong Lightsphere Looks Like an Ice Cream


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There was a lighthearted moment during President Trump’s visit with the Royal Family in the UK today. As he and Prince Charles walked into Clarence House, one of the photographers in attendance accidentally dropped their Gary Fong Lightsphere flash diffuser onto the ground in front of the two.

The moment can be seen at about 2m10s in the video above by The Royal Family Channel.

There’s some chuckling in the room after the photographer’s mishap, and after bending over and picking up the diffuser, Prince Charles remarks that the object “looks like an ice cream.”

The Lightsphere Collapsible features

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The Hilarious Moment a Dad Recorded Himself Instead of His Daughter’s Graduation


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The Hilarious Moment a Dad Recorded Himself Instead of His Daughter's Graduation

Technology moves along at a breakneck pace, and it often develops a bit faster than all of us can keep up with it. Perhaps nowhere is that more hilariously illustrated than when someone unknowingly uses the front-facing camera instead of the rear-facing camera to record an event, which is exactly what happened to this dad at his daughter’s graduation.

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“Our Baby Is the Size of This Vintage Camera”: Photographer Records His Wife’s Pregnancy Through a Photoshoot


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Are you familiar with the comparisons of “our baby is the size of a…” usually followed with a fruit or vegetable? A couple decided to add their own quirky personality to this and created a “our baby is the size of this vintage camera” pregnancy documentary shoot instead!

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Woman Shoots ‘Anti-Selfies’ by ‘Dying’ at Famous Landmarks


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When “normal” people visit famous landmarks these days, they commonly pull out their phones and snap a selfie to keep as a memory of being there. Artist Stephanie Leigh Rose does something different: she shoots “anti-selfies” of herself “dying.”

Rose says the project, titled STEFDIES, is a photographic performance art series.

Eiffel Tower in Paris.

“STEFDIES is a photographic performance art series that chronicles a life,” Rose writes. “Each photo is an ‘anti-selfie’ that strives to get back to the roots of what a photograph was intended to be: a captured moment in time.”

Golden Gate Bridge

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An ASMR Video for Photographers


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ASMR videos have exploded in popularity over the past few years. Capitalizing on this trend, photographer Noe Alonzo of South Korea made this 6-minute tongue-in-cheek video titled “Camera ASMR” with sounds photography lovers will appreciate (you may need to turn up your sound for the full effect).

“Deep soothing relaxing camera ASMR photography sounds to help your fragile photographer ego fall asleep,” Alonzo writes. “The camera sounds that will give you the tingles and jingles to a deep slumber.”

If you’re not familiar with ASMR, the acronym stands for “autonomous sensory meridian response.” It’s the tingling sensation people

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The Completely Bonafide and Entirely Unfalsified History of the Camera


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Here’s a 6-minute short animation by The Royal Ocean Film Society that offers a cynical and tongue-and-cheek account of how the camera came to be.

Creator Andrew Saladino says this film was partially inspired by a 1962 short film of Richard Williams’, titled “A Lecture on Man.”

“People say that the modern world was built in the back of electricity but that was false,” the film says, “for it was the camera that showed men a life different from his own and quietly instructed him that that was actually the thing he’d always wanted all along.”

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This ‘Exposure Calculator’ is for When You Get Asked to Shoot for Free


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Have you been asked to shoot photos in exchange for “exposure” but aren’t sure how many “exposures” your photography is worth? Figuring out a exposure exchange rate can be tricky, and that’s where Photography Domination‘s handy Exposure Calculator comes in.

The simple online calculator is simple and easy to use.

“Find out exactly how much “exposure” you should receive for your hard work, based on important metrics and complicated scientific algorithms,” the calculator states.

After providing some necessary details about you and your work (e.g. your experience level, the genres you work in, and whether you shoot digital),

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The Best Photography April Fools’ Day Jokes of 2019


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It’s that day of the year again on which fake news is not only acceptable but expected across the world and Web. We’ve rounded up some of the most humorous April Fools’ Day jokes from the world of photography for your enjoyment.

Shutterstock’s New Library

The stock photo giant Shutterstock announced the world’s largest brick-and-mortar library of stock photos and assets.

Camera Industry Shockers

Jared Polin shares the latest news from the industry, including Sony announcing the a7S III, Fuji going full frame, and Nikon adding a second card slot to the Z6 and Z7 via a grip.

Nikon’s New

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