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Walker Evans influenced Robert Frank. Eugène Atget inspired Berenice Abbott. Alfred Stieglitz mentored Paul Strand. Invented in the 19th century, photography is a relatively young medium, but its brief history has been shaped—at least in part—-by the relationships that form between artists and generations. Up-and-coming photographers stand on the shoulders of their predecessors; they borrow
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The global commercial stock image industry is big business, and it’s expected to grow significantly in the next four years, generating revenues of more than $4 billion by 2023. With the increasing demand for online visuals and the accessibility of top-notch cameras, it’s no wonder more photographers than ever are Licensing their images and bringing
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[embedded content] Before photo-a-day selfie timelapses were a popular project, photographer Noah Kalina helped the concept explode into mainstream awareness with his viral 2006 video titled “everyday.” Kalina hasn’t stopped since, and his latest video features 20 years of his life passing in 8 minutes. Kalina in January 2000 (left) and Kalina in January 2020
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[embedded content] After launching its X-Series line of cameras with the X100 back in 2011, Fujifilm began developing a reputation for ‘Kaizen’ (literally “change good” in Japanese), or pushing out frequent major firmware upgrades that breathe new life into older cameras. Examples of Fuji’s Kaizen updates include adding 4K video to the X-Pro2 in 2017
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In the last three decades, the stock photography industry has undergone radical shifts. In the 1960s, advertisers and designers generally classed stock images as generic and artificial—but as today’s creatives will tell you, the field has experienced an about-face. In the 1960s and 70s, Graphic Design USA rejected stock photo ads—however, according to their 33rd
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[embedded content] The scourge of vertical video was many years away when Bronica released the RF645 in the year 2000, but this medium format rangefinder was obviously ahead of its time. Unlike most cameras, when you hold the RF645 in “normal” orientation, you’ll capture a vertical portrait orientation image. Photographer Alastair Bird recently reviewed the
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In the last few decades, photography contests have had a hand in shaping the industry, promoting emerging voices, and predicting new trends. In 2020, camera brands, independent publishers, universities, and non-profit organizations alike will launch new competitions for photographers, with awards varying from cash prizes to international exhibition opportunities and more. In anticipation of the
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[embedded content] Two of the most commonly used adjustment layers within Photoshop are arguably the Curves and Levels adjustment layers. But if you’re new to Photoshop and you’ve never used them before, you might feel a little intimidated by them. Or perhaps you’re used to the basics of them, but don’t really understand their full
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If one thing has defined commercial stock photography in the last five years, it’s been a shift to more natural, realistic images in advertising. While stock photography agencies might once have provided images of canned smiles and isolated white backgrounds, they now offer candid moments, genuine emotions, and beautiful light. Today’s lifestyle photographers work in
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