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April 10, 2021

Hannah Yoon’s Subtle, Powerful Photos of the Atlanta Spa Shooting

While overall hate crime dipped in 2020, hate crime against Asians increased dramatically in a number of cities around the country. That trend has unfortunately continued into the early parts of 2021, most visibly manifesting itself with the killing of 8 people […]
April 10, 2021

Camera Gear You Should Never Buy Used

I previously wrote an article on some of the gear that photographers can buy used and how I saved $15,000 doing so. It feels wrong for me to buy any new gear — like I’m burning money when doing so. That said, […]
April 10, 2021

How Street Photography Changed My Life

Today marks 10 years since I attended a photography walk that would change the course of my life. If you’d have told me at the time that this would lead me to photograph Arnold Schwarzenegger from just meters away, spend an evening […]
April 8, 2021

How I Saved $15,000 When Buying Pro Camera Gear

It’s no secret that most photographers want the pro stuff. Indeed, perhaps your favorite YouTuber has a Canon R5 or the latest expensive L lens. Pro gear beats amateur gear in most areas, even if it’s 10 years older. I know people […]
April 8, 2021

Connect with the Landscape

For mist to form on water, the conditions need to be just right. Go at dawn as the mist evaporates after sunrise. Photograph/Swapnali Mathkar Do Some Research Beforehand Read as much as you can about the location before you visit it. Use […]
April 8, 2021

The Humble Door and What it Symbolises

What was it about the door that caught the attention of photographers like Paul Strand, William Henry Fox Talbot, Eugène Atget, Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange? What were they after? Afterall, the door is just a division separating the exterior from the […]
April 7, 2021

The Problem with ‘Fix it in Post’ and ‘Get it Right in the Camera’

It’s time we put some updated sensibilities’ behind the statements “fix it in post” and “getting it right in the camera”. A few people mentioned these phrases to me recently and honestly, I was surprised to hear how they interpreted the meaning […]
April 7, 2021

Polaroid Founder Edwin Land Foresaw the Smartphone Camera in 1970

Polaroid founder Edwin Land was a visionary tech titan of his time, and as is common with pioneering entrepreneurs, Land had unusual foresight into where technology was headed. Here’s a neat video from 1970 in which Land accurately predicts the coming age […]
April 6, 2021

The camera in your pocket

Almost every one of us has a phone in our pocket. These phones are now capable of helping us to create awesome images, alongside the mobile editing apps available to us such as Adobe Photoshop. The performance of mobile phone cameras has […]

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