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[embedded content] In this 8.5-minute video, we’ll explain the 5 primary key light patterns and the ‘why’ or purpose behind each of them. It’s all about “key” or main light positions and namely, understanding the why or purpose behind each one of these 5 primary lighting patterns. Keep in mind that we can find each
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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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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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Western Digital is showing off the world’s highest capacity, portable SSD at CES 2020. It’s the SanDisk 8TB SSD, and it’s small enough to be easily slipped into your pocket. The prototype drive features a SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps interface that can quickly transfer a huge trove of photos and other files to and from the
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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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Italian Vogue‘s first issue of 2020 will feature zero photography in order to “send a message” about sustainability. Instead of photos, the issue is illustrated by artists, avoiding the “travelling, shipping entire wardrobes of clothes or polluting in any way” involved in a typical Vogue photo shoot. The issue was announced prominently on the magazine’s
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Facebook has gone under fire a few times so far for censoring “nude” images that are artistic, iconic, or merely show nude statues. And after Facebook censored the famous Nik Ut’s photo “Napalm Girl,” it looks like YouTube followed the same footsteps. Martin Kaninsky of All About Street Photography recently uploaded a video that tells
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For the last century, photographers ranging from Dorothea Lange to Robert Frank, Edward Weston to Gary Winogrand, and W. Eugene Smith to Cindy Sherman, have helped to define our culture—often with a little help from grants from agencies and organizations like the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacArthur Fellows program.
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Action cameras seem to come out with alarming regularity, and more players are jumping into the field every year. But there’s been very little real innovation in action cameras beyond improving on what already exists. Insta360, though has taken a very different approach with their entry into the world of action cameras. Announced today, the
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The trends and movements that start on the streets of our cities often filter into our visual culture. From television commercials featuring street-cast models to print ads shot in collaboration with iconic street photographers, today’s leading brands are hitting the pavement and finding inspiration in the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life. As major companies
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