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AI-AP | Pro Photo Daily » Social News: Instagram at It's Best, and How to Be Part of It

Remember when Instagram was going to ruin photography?<p>Five or so years ago, more than a few worried pros predicted that the photo-sharing social …

Instagram

Illuminati Wireless Light & Color Meter for Photo & Video

<i>"Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to</i> …

AI-AP | Pro Photo Daily » Books: The Never-Seen Photos of Bruce Springsteen

The car you see in the photo above is a 1960 Corvette convertible.<p>It’s a nice car.<p>The guy standing next to it is Bruce Springsteen. It was his …

Bruce Springsteen

Neural network creates photo-realistic images of people who aren't real

We’ve seen several uses of AI aimed at improving photos. Whether it’s improving their resolution, or turning selfies into decent portraits, they …

Deep Learning

Patrick Nagatani, Photographer Famous for Collages, Dies at 72

Patrick Nagatani, a Japanese-American who was born just days after an atomic bomb obliterated Hiroshima, his family’s hometown, and who devoted his photographic career to evoking the nuclear legacy of the adopted nation that interned his parents during World War II, died on Oct. 27 at his home in …

Art

AI-AP | Pro Photo Daily » Profile: Blaine Harrington's Perilous Crossing in Kashmir

The Zojila Pass in Kashmir is one of those places you don’t forget.<p>The 11,575-foot-high pass linking Ladakh and the Kashmir Valley in the western …

Travel

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Design

AI-AP | Pro Photo Daily » What We Learned This Week: The Photo Books of the Year, and a Man Ray Record

This week the photo world celebrated in Paris.<p>The annual Paris Photo art fair featured 190 exhibitions from 29 countries, as well as talks and a …

Photography

Rf Proudly Presents the 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2017!

All of us at <i>Rangefinder</i> have been chomping at the bit, but it’s finally time to celebrate the honorees of our sixth annual 30 Rising Stars of Wedding …

Wedding Photography

AI-AP | Pro Photo Daily » PPD Master Series: Jeff Rojas and the Fine Art of the Photo Business

Unlike a lot of photographers that talk about photography being a lifelong passion that started at an early age, New York-based fashion and portrait …

Portrait Photography

Pete Souza Photographed the Obama Presidency. Now He Helps People Remember It.

No surprise here: Pete Souza is big in Brooklyn.<p>On the anniversary of Donald J. Trump’s election victory, in a college auditorium steps from Hillary Clinton’s former campaign headquarters, hundreds of New Yorkers lined up to meet Mr. Souza, the chief White House photographer who captured many of …

Pete Souza

This Website Tracks the Market Value of Used Camera Gear

Want to quickly find out the current market value of a used camera or lens? Bokeh Market is a new website that can tell you the real-time value of …

Kelley Blue Book

Wayne Sorce - Images

Halsted Street, Chicago, 1978<p>Fort Dearborn Coffee, Chicago, 1977<p>Dave's Restaurant, New York, 1984<p>East Chicago, 1977<p>Vinegar Hill, New York, 1985<p>L.B. …

Fashion Week

Mel Rosenthal, Photographer Who Captured the Bronx, Dies at 77

Mel Rosenthal, a photographer who documented life both close to home in the South Bronx and in faraway places like Tanzania, focusing on the human side of hardship and urban decay, died on Oct. 30 in Redding, Conn. He was 77.<p>The cause was complications of dementia, said Deborah Dichter, a family …

Bronx

AI-AP | Dispatches from Latin America » Spotlight: Jaime Permuth Explores Cuba's Historical Moment

It was a tipping point.<p>In November 2014, New York-based fine-art photographer Jaime Permuth was invited to La Fototeca de Cuba's Month of Photography …

Cuba

Women respond to Roy Moore allegations by reminding the world what it looks like to be 14

The photos of teenage girls began appearing on Twitter on Thursday night. First, a smiling, ponytailed 14-year-old looking into the camera. Then, another 14-year-old, this one posing for a school-style photo. Soon, there were photos from Katie Couric, Alyssa Milano and Sarah Silverman — all showing …

Sarah Silverman

News photographer who protested White House restrictions produces revealing shot of Trump a day later

<i>Correction: An earlier version of this article and a headline mischaracterized the intent of the New York Times photographer. This story has been updated.</i><p>MANILA — The fight over access between reporters and any White House can sometimes seem more like an exercise in First Amendment theory than …

Photography

AI-AP | Pro Photo Daily » On View: Recalling a Collaboration between Avedon and Baldwin

It was an unexpected and, as it turned out, unwelcome collaboration.<p>In the early 1960s, photographer Richard Avedon and writer James Baldwin joined …

Literature

Patterns and Privilege, East and West: Jeffrey Milstein’s LANY - Photographs by Jeffrey MilsteinReview by Coralie Kraft | LensCulture

In small notes peppered throughout his new book <i>LANY,</i> Jeffrey Milstein offers his perspective on the relationship between architecture on the East and West Coasts of America. For example, abutting a colorful (if somewhat vertigo-inducing) shot of Times Square in New York, he writes, “Skyscrapers in …

Beverly Hills

AI-AP | Pro Photo Daily » What We Learned This Week: Punishing Photographers with Retaliatory Lawsuits

Was it a case of petty retaliation or legal intimidation? Or both?<p>This week we learned that CBS Broadcasting Inc. filed a lawsuit against …

Copyright

‘I think there’s more there’

Sometimes, one sentence is all it takes. In 2016, The New York Times International Picture Editor David Furst called Venezuela-based photojournalist …

New York Times

Panasonic G9 offers pro-level features, 20 fps bursts, huge EVF and class-leading image stabilization

Panasonic's new Lumix DC-G9 is the company's first mirrorless camera aimed specifically at professional stills photographers. Geared for high-speed …

Cameras

Martin Parr Presents an Index of Scotland’s Red Postboxes

In a newly released photo-book, Martin Parr documents the dreary Scottish landscape permeated with flashes of postbox red<p>Anyone who has had the …

Martin Parr

Books: "Sheila Metzner: From Life"

Sheila Metzner came out of the world of fashion and advertising.But commerce, she once said, was never a concern of hers. “The idea of commerce grew …

Art

Your Guide to Paris Photo 2017: The LensCulture Editors’ Preview

<i>After a successful and warmly received 20th anniversary edition, Paris Photo is returning to the City of Light to cap off another inspiring year in the world of contemporary photography. As it does so elegantly each November, the fair will bring many of the world’s most well-known artists,</i> …

Paris

Sony macro just got a lot more interesting with the new Novoflex reverse lens mount adapter

Well, this is pretty cool. A reverse lens mount adapter for Sony that you can actually autofocus with. Designed for the Sony E-Mount cmaeras, …

Cameras

For the Love of Rattlesnakes, Scrub All GPS Data from Your Nature Photos

That goes for any at-risk species when poachers and collectors are scanning social media to scout new populations to ransack.<p><b>This story is part of OUTER LIMITS, a Motherboard series about people, technology, and going outside. Let us be your</b> <i>guide</i><b>.</b><p>Dr. Chris Howey, an assistant professor at the …

Nature

State of the Art: Artificial Intelligence Gets Real

Once, augmented reality was the talk of the photo world.More recently, it was virtual reality that was on everyone’s lips.But AR and VR were then. …

Artificial Intelligence

Nikon Closes Camera Factory in China, Blames Rise of Smartphones

Nikon announced today that it will be shutting down its digital camera factory in the Jiangsu province China, blaming the rise of smartphones for the …

Cameras