Lunch Atop a Skyscraper: The Story Behind the Iconic Photo
Photography is dangerous. Just editing a photo and getting OK results is enough to get you hooked.
Last year I bought a new Fuji X-Pro 1. I bought it as a camera to keep in my pocket, not really as a serious option, but I’ve loved it from the moment I snapped the first pictures. I even bought a second one, used, and converted it to infrared.
Drone defense vary greatly—we’ve seen everything from drone-specific shotgun shells to trained police eagles. But none of those have anything on DroneShield’s new DroneGun, a massive drone jamming system that would look totally at home on the set of Star Trek.
For one reason or another, us photo nerds are obsessed with shutters—whether it’s watching them fire in slow motion or listening to the hefty *kachunk* of a solid camera shutter. To that end, here’s a little peak (and listen) at what the medium format Fuji GFX shutter looks and sounds like.
As you probably know by now, this month, TIME is busy sharing the stories behind the 100 most influential images of all time. And today, they shared some fascinating insights into the famous photograph of 11 construction workers having lunch on a steel beam 840 feet above New York City.
Last week, we told you that Casey Neistat was saying goodbye to his hugely popular daily vlog. Today, we found out what he’s planning to do next.
A few weeks ago, we shared what 7 top photographers said they wished they had learned in school. Unsurprisingly, many mentioned a desire to have learned more about business and marketing. But beyond the selection of course subject, there is a more fundamental aspect of learning in the 21st century that should be addressed.
Recently, I attended a lecture by Dr. Yong Zhao, a renown researcher in education, who has espoused many progressive ideas about the education system and how it is failing us. His thoughts made me reconsider the role of school for photographers and other creatives. Here’s what you really should be learning in photo school.
Care to start off your week with a heart attack? This video, captured earlier this year at a track in Canada, may only be three seconds long… but it’ll make your heart stop nonetheless.
German photographer Michael Quack has created a helpful resource for photographers getting started with portrait lighting equipment. It’s a look at 111 lights and modifiers and the different looks you get using them.
Controversial British photographer David Hamilton was found dead at his home in Paris yesterday. He was 83.
Last year, journalist Esther Honig published a viral series of images showing how photo retouchers in 27 countries around the world “enhanced” a portrait of her according to their cultural preferences. Inspired by that project, the UK medical website Superdrug Online Doctor just published a similar experiment that explores body image.
Cokin’s new Riviera Classic tripod is a long time coming. It was only a matter of time before the “retro” craze hit the tripod market, leading to the Riviera Classic’s tagline: “A modern tripod for retro cameras… and visa versa.”
There is a big craze for Sony full frame (FF) mirrorless cameras at the moment, and seeing people rush onto that bandwagon is like watching lemmings following each other over the cliff.
I write an annual article to help photographers with one of the toughest parts of their job: pricing their work. In the 2016 version, I’m going to add some new elements such as a little advice for photography buyers. Another section I’m most excited about is the question and answer portion at the end. Each year I receive many questions about photography rates in the comments. This year, I address some of the common and interesting follow-up questions I have received over the past few years.
This article is my best post on photography pricing so far and I hope you find it valuable.
Famous photographers throughout history have produced some incredible images that have stood the test of time, but it’s not only their photographs that are inspirational.
Their acute insights into the creative process have guided generations of photographers and shaped the way even today’s best photographers think about their subjects and scenes.
If you’re stuck for inspiration, or even motivation, we’ve put together 50 quotes from the most inspirational and talented photographers the world has seen to help you get your mojo back.
OK Go just released this 4-minute music video for their song, “The One Moment.” What’s notable about this project is that most of the 4-minute video is a super-slow-motion shot captured over just 4 seconds of real time.
Oops. The upcoming Hollywood blockbuster “Arrival” starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner is getting some unwanted attention this week. Nobody is talking about the plot or the CGI or the actors, instead they’re talking about the big fat Photoshop fail they made in one of their movie posters.
Photographer Mathieu Stern has based his YouTube channel on reviewing cheap and unusual lenses, but for his latest experiment he went a different direction. Stern created his own lens using 3D printing to see what results he could achieve.
Sony’s latest E-mount mirrorless cameras have wowed photographers with their low light and high ISO capabilities. Now it looks like its latest A-mount SLT, the new Sony a99 II, will do the same. Above is a 2-minute video showing its performance at ISOs up to 25600 in a room lit only by two candles.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But I wonder, what else do “they” say? In order to find out I’ve culled together the best quotes on the subject of photography. I hope they inspire you.