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How the world’s most legendary photo agency is celebrating its 70th year

Magnum Photos, probably the most famous and legendary photo agency in the world, is turning 70 next year. Members were asked to pick a photo from their body of work that illustrated the “decisive moment,” the term introduced to the photography world by the agency’s most famous member, Henri …

Inside the Syndicate: The Photographer Who Spent 2 Years Living with Yakuza

Back in 2012, we shared a post about the life and work of Anton Kusters, a Belgian photographer who spent two years living among the members of a …

Photography

Exposing to the Right Explained

Exposing to the right, or “ETTR,” is an approach to photography that is as helpful as it is controversial. On one hand, exposing to the right is yet …

Tutorials

That Painful World Press Photo Decision

The tumult surrounding the World Press Photo awards for the last couple of weeks has been quite earth-shaking. An Italian photographer, who had been …

Time I

Leonard Nimoy’s Passion for Photography

Actor Leonard Nimoy passed away today at the age of 83. While famous for his role as Spock in the original <i>Star Trek</i>, what a lot of people may not …

Photography

Career Advice for Young (Photo)journalists

Middle-aged, financial journalist Felix Salmon stirred the pot on Monday with the following tweet:Advice for budding journalists, from @felixsalmon. …

Affinity Photo is a New Pro Photoshop Alternative for Mac Users: Get It for Free

Affinity Photo is a new program that was launched today by the England-based software company Serif. It’s designed to be a powerful alternative to …

Software

Retouching Photos, Processing the News

Claudio Palmisano, of 10b Photography, based in Rome, processed the images in this story for the journalists who shot them. He provided us with the …

8 Legal Cases Every Photographer Should Know

Understanding your legal rights as a photographer can often be confusing and overwhelming. From copyright infringement to fair use to DMCA, there are …

Pictures of the Week 10.23.14

Photographer Pays Homage to Childhood by Inserting Star Wars Into Real World Snapshots

If you were like many kids, you probably spent much of your childhood in a hybrid world where reality and imagination fused into an indistinguishable …

Photographer Alex Teuscher’s Moody Photos of New York City ‘Above as Below’

When Geneva-based photographer Alex Teuscher found himself in New York City for 10 days this last April, he tried to capture some of the most iconic, …

Lost in Fukushima

Project info<p>I have been taking pictures of Fukushima since the disaster hit the prefecture in March 2011. The first series of my Fukushima project "Lost in Fukushima" consists of pictures which I took in the first year after the disaster. Reflecting this series, now in 2014, I feel that it was the …

Robert Frank: the beauty and horror of 1950s America – in pictures

Master photographer Robert Frank uncovered the extraordinary in everyday life on his travels around the US in the 1950s, from identical twins and moody commuters to the H of the Hollywood sign and a giant Joan Crawford. Here’s a selection of his remarkable photographs

‘Self-Portraits with Men’ Series Explores the ‘What-Ifs’ of Life with Different Partners

Have you ever wondered what you life would be like if you ended up with one of your exes? Or just a random person on the street, somebody whose …

Blink: Changing the Media Landscape - Photographs courtesy ofBlink | LensCulture

The business of documentary, photojournalism and assignment photography has been in a deep depression for a long time now.<p>New technologies, obsolete business models, and a major decline in media advertising revenues have disrupted "business" across all forms of media — from news publishers to …

Photo Series Uses Laundry Machines to Frame Colorful and Abstract Shots

“Inspirational” probably isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you think about laundry, but for photographer Yvette Meltzer, that’s exactly …

Greg Heisler Talks Photography as a Career and Having ‘True’ Style in Brilliant Interview

As much information as we’re able to pull in through the Internet, there is one thing that can never be obtained through words or pictures on a …

How to make money as a street photographer: A no nonsense guide - INSPIRED EYE

Many have emailed me asking me how to make money as a street photographer, so I decided to create this no nonsense guide. Included are the basics of …

Debunking the “Myth of the Decisive Moment”

When I started off in street photography, I believed in the “myth of the decisive moment”. What do I mean by that?<p>Well, when I first heard of “The …

10 Lessons David Alan Harvey Has Taught Me About Street Photography

<i>All photos in this article are copyrighted by David Alan Harvey / Magnum Photos</i><p>David Alan Harvey is one of the living legends in street photography. …

Magnum Photos Photographer Portfolio

Blurb Teams up with Amazon for Self-Published Photo Books

Blurb, the indie publishing platform that lets photographers self-publish their books, has joined forces with Amazon, the retail giant, to sell and distribute books produced and designed by Blurb authors. This opens up a great opportunity for photographers to propel their work into the public …

22 Interview Questions with the “Street-Photographers” Collective

<i>Eric’s Note: I am excited to share this interview with the “Street-photographers” collective. I sent them 22 interview questions, and the members</i> …

8 Tips for Successful Documentary Photography

Discussions of documentary photography often occur within the context of significant historical events; Dorthea Lange’s Depression-era work, Diane …

Microscopic Sand Photography Reveals the Breathtaking Beauty Hiding at the Beach

Next time you’re at the beach, forget about the sunset or the crashing waves or the light that’s reflecting off of the water just so; if you want an …