The US Government is being sued by two documentary filmmaking organizations over new visa registration rules that require applicants to divulge any and all social media handles–including pseudonyms–that they’ve used over the past 5 years. The lawsuit claims that the new rules constitute “unconstitutional surveillance” and could even put foreign filmmakers in danger. The lawsuit
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[embedded content] For my latest project, “we are the dead,” I decided to build a room in which to shoot my pictures. I had absolutely no idea how to do this, but there were some facts I needed to consider. The only available time I had for this was mostly late at night, or whenever
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Photoshop trick that you must know! Separating the foreground from the background in a photo gives you tremendous flexibility when editing your photos. You can apply blurs, distortions, and even move the main subject without affecting the background. I hope that you enjoy this Photoshop Tutorial! 📘 INDEX – Separate The Foreground From The Background
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Keywording has been a fundamental part of licensing stock photography since 1945 when the preeminent historian Charles Gibbs-Smith first developed a system for indexing and organizing images. Now, 75 years later, the keywording process is more important than ever. If your photos aren’t keyworded, they simply won’t show up in image searches. They’ll just get
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In a recent interview with DPReview, Olympus VP of Sales and Marketing Aki Murata laid out the company’s market position quite eloquently, explaining why (and how) Olympus intends to compete in a camera market that is increasingly focused on full-frame. The full interview–which was conducted at Photo Plus Expo in October, is fantastic and well
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If photography is your chosen career path or even just a hobby, at some point, someone is going to ask you to take some photographs in exchange for a paycheck. The first time you get asked to take photographs for money is both amazing and extremely stressful. Up until your first paying job, the only
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The last few years have seen a revolution in design and architecture—from smart home technology and the rise of “tiny houses” to green urban planning and the use of recycled materials. As our living and workspaces have changed, the field of architecture photography—established by legendary artists like Lucien Hervé and Julius Schulman in the 19th
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Qualcomm has officially unveiled its next generation smartphone chipset–the Snapdragon 865–and if the specs are to be believed, smartphone cameras are going to get a whole lot more powerful next year. The so-called Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform includes several important improvements, but the one we’re focused on is the new Qualcomm Spectra™ 480 Image
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Streets are filled with joyful songs and gorgeous light displays. Some Christmas trees and illuminations are so large that photographing them can be tricky. Next are some tips and composition ideas, with examples, that can help you take better photos this holiday season. Generally speaking, aim to
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Dropping colored milk into water and photographing the effects is nothing new – these experiments have existed for decades and can yield some very interesting abstract images. The technique can be brought into the “mad scientist” realm by switching gears slightly – using UV flashlights and fluorescing ink, we can make it glow! The ingredients
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[embedded content] The most recent “APS-C vs Full-Frame” comparison comes from our friends at Sonder Creative, and it’s a portrait photography lens shootout between the ZEISS Batis 85mm f/1.8 and the Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2. For this latest test, Sonder’s Usman Dawood teamed up with photographer Anete Lusina, model Danielle Warwick, and assistant Alex Cousins. Together,
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When film photographer Oleg Oprisco agreed to take an exclusive photo for 500px ISO, we were over the moon. If you don’t recognize his name, you will definitely recognize this Ukraine-based photographer’s photos. Oprisco is an inspiring photographer who brings an ethereal, fairytale quality to his photos that make them iconic. His photos have inspired so
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What started off as a quick lighting test in my garage has turned into a full investigation and installation of my own DIY photography ceiling rail system. My shooting space measures 7×10 feet (2x3m) — not a great space for shooting portraits. Okay, so you might manage it with one light on a stand/boom, but
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