A Panoramic Portrait Created a Happy Accident That Looks Like Cubism

A Panoramic Portrait Created a Happy Accident That Looks Like Cubism

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It’s a known fact to many that I shoot many times per week. While working on an upcoming tutorial for the site on panoramic portraits, I merged a bunch of images together for said tutorial. The exposure stayed constant and nothing about the lighting really changed. However, when looking at the final image that Photoshop Elements gave me, I saw this weird rendering. It looks a bit like cubism and…

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Concrete Cameras: Preserving the Fading Art of Film Photography

Concrete Cameras: Preserving the Fading Art of Film Photography

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All images by Alex Stanton. Used with permission.

“I absolutely love photography but don’t have much talent in that area so this is my way of paying respect to these brilliant cameras,” says artist Alex Stanton–a self-taught artist whose Etsy shop features cameras covered in concrete. But what would possess someone to cover a camera in the foundation of modern society?

Alex bought a bunch of…

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Non-Commercial Photographers Won’t Need a $1,500 Permit to Photograph U.S. Forest Service Land

Non-Commercial Photographers Won’t Need a $1,500 Permit to Photograph U.S. Forest Service Land

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Last week we reported on claims that the U.S. Forest Service would require photographers to pay for a ridiculous $1,500 permit to shoot in National Forest System lands. Now the U.S. Forest Service has come out to clarify this new policy won’t apply to journalists or visitors taking photos.

Tom Tidwell, Forest Service Chief, explained in a statementthat permits would only be required when…

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Review: Western Digital My Passport Wireless 1TB

Review: Western Digital My Passport Wireless 1TB

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Every photographer would love their own personal storage cloud. And in a way, Western Digital is giving that to photographers. The latest entry to their My Passport line is the My Passport Wireless, which is a step below their My Cloud drives. The advantage of the Cloud option is that you can access your images from anywhere as long as the drive is on. But with the My Passport Wireless drive,…

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The Canon T3i Becomes Flickr’s Most Popular Dedicated Camera

The Canon T3i Becomes Flickr’s Most Popular Dedicated Camera

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For many years, the Canon 5D Mk II was an incredibly popular camera on Flickr. In fact, it was probably the most popular dedicated camera. However, Flickr’s newest stats on their Camera Finder page now show the Canon T3ito be the most popular dedicated camera. One of the reasons for this the rise of amateur and hobbyist photographers looking for affordable cameras for them to learn on. And with…

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You’ve Got a Couple More Days to Win a Sigma 85mm f1.4 Lens

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You’ve Got a Couple More Days to Win a Sigma 85mm f1.4 Lens

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