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Instagram Solves A Problem That Goes Back To The Birth Of Photography

Instagram yesterday outlined how this neat algorithm works. The gyroscopic samples and frames are first fed into a stabilizer to generate a new set of camera orientations as an output. Each input frame is changed by the IGTrackStabilizer until it is in the right camera orientation.<p>Cinema also has …

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The top 10 crime scenes in art

Andy Warhol – Birmingham Race Riot (1964)<p>The crime in this troubling work of art is not being perpetrated by "rioters", but by the police. As demonstrators take to the streets for civil rights in Birmingham, Alabama, a police officer deliberately sets a dog on an unarmed man. So this photographic …

Why Aperture Priority is the Most Preferred Shooting Mode by Photographers

Photographers have their own shooting preferences. Some like using flash, some don’t. Some love to play around with depth of field, while others want …

First Look: Fuji 10-24mm f/4 Sample Photos and First Impressions by David Hobby

While in Dubai for GPP 2014, David Hobby (aka. Strobist) got a chance to play around with the yet-unreleased Fuji 10-24mm f/4 lens. He was kind …

What It Means To Photograph

I’ve learnt a lot in the 6 years since I first took image making seriously. I was fortunate enough to meet the right people who had, not only the knowledge but the passion, the courage and wisdom to stand by their convictions. I’ve learnt to piece stories together, understand the subtle underlying factors that affect the outcome but most of all, I learnt that in order to do justice to the craft of photography, one must be able to accept that passing on that knowledge is equally important.<p>We all …

Slow-Motion Photo Booths: The Next Big Thing in Wedding Photography?

Here’s something that could very well be the “next big thing” in wedding photography: slow motion photo booths. Check out the hilarious video above …

Multicultural Wedding Photography Lighting Guide

Unlike portrait photography where you have the luxury of time, wedding day photography is fast-paced and unforgiving to beginners as there is only …

Wedding Photography Basics

Shooting a wedding takes a lot more than technical knowledge. Photographers must capture intimacy and fleeting moments in a way that creates powerful …

Tutorial: How to Easily Replicate a Photo’s ‘Look’ Using Curves

It’s happened to all of us: we’re browsing through someone’s portfolio or even just through Flickr or 500px and we come across a photograph or series …

“I was stunned and amazed, my childhood memories, slowly swirled past like the wind through the trees…”–Chrissie Hynde

<i>“I was stunned and amazed, my childhood memories, slowly swirled past like the wind through the trees…”–Chrissie Hynde</i><p>The photographer Todd Hido‘s latest show, "<i>Excerpts from Silver Meadows</i>,“ opens tomorrow at Bruce Silverstein Gallery. The show coincides with his latest monograph of the same name published by the estimable publisher, Nazraeli Press.<p>Todd Hido grew up in Kent, Ohio, and as a Midwesterner brings a particular sensibility to his interpretation of suburban American culture. <i>Excerpts</i> …

Danila Tkachenko’s Fascinating Portraits of Men Living in the Woods

The images in Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko’s series, <i>Escape,</i> express an undeniable desire to get away from it all. Quiet portraits of men …