A Closer Look at Pete Souza’s Photos of President Obama

by admin March 30, 2016 at 5:51 am

A lot of professional photographers have a growing frustration about losing jobs to part-time “photographers” doing horrible work for $30, or having clients tell them that another “photographer” will do the same job for $25. So, I got to thinking: what if other professions were treated like photography?

Before I became a fashion photographer I worked as a retoucher and digital tech for other photographers. Full frame was still in its first or second generation, and from what I saw all the best fashion and advertising photographers were shooting digital medium format.

One of the things about film photography is that exposure on film, unlike in digital photography, is not equivalent at all to overall brightness of an image.

During the Great Depression in the US, the government had a role in creating the “golden age of American photography” by paying some of the best photographers to document the country. While many iconic shots emerged, other shots that weren’t as good were “killed”… with a hole punch.

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Last month we shared a news segment that explored the renaissance that appears to be happening in the world of analog photography. Now a new poll is backing that idea up with statistics.

Nearly a third of film photographers are younger than 35 years of age, and “support for traditional film is growing,” says Ilford Photo. The company, best known for its analog photo products, reported these findings after doing an international survey of film users.

Here’s a sweet camera deal that’s currently available: the reputable eBay store robertsdigital is selling a nice kit with the original Olympus OM-D EM-5 camera. At $700, with what’s included, you’re essentially getting an EM-5 thrown in for free.

Whoa. Google just announced that it’s making its Nik Collection of desktop photo editing software 100% free.

Video games are becoming more and more realistic, and the quality is getting so good that some screenshots and clips may trick you into thinking you’re looking at a photo or video of the real world.

This is long. Sorry. If you want to read something shorter I hear War and Peace is a ripping yarn.

Sony today announced two new additions to its full frame FE lens lineup: the 50mm f/1.8 prime lens and the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom lens.

Sigma’s Art series of lenses has received high praise for its leading image quality and relative affordability. A 24-70mm f/2.8 lens may soon be added to that family.

With years of experience, I have learned how to handle most daily situations encountered as a photographer. With the emergence of social media, people can be very picky about photos and privacy. I understand.

It is often stated that, for photography, it is vital to use color management within your workflow, so that you can ensure accurate colors for your work.

Lens flare was once considered a problem in filmmaking and something that should be prevented with well designed lenses and special coatings, but now it’s something that’s embraced and seemingly in every movie that hits the silver screen. How and why did this change happen?

Two amateur astronomers have captured what appears to be an explosion on Jupiter that resulted from a large asteroid impacting the planet.

Here it is… our first look at how Nikon’s new flagship D5 performs at high sensitivities up to its maximum ISO of 3,276,800.

Companies like Facebook and Instagram have turned photo sharing into an industry dominated by smartphones and “Likes.” Nikon’s new DSLR ad campaign pushes back against this exploding culture.

Sony today announced the RX10 III, a compact camera with a powerful 24-600mm f/2.4-4.0 equivalent zoom lens.

Here’s a great 4-minute video by the YouTube channel society of geeks that looks at the work of official White House photographer Pete Souza.

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