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Revisiting the Case of the Wedding Photographer Threatened with a $300,000 Lawsuit

What happened to the case where an angry client sued the wedding photographer for $300,000? Robert Schenk takes a look at the case. A couple years ago, I read a story about a Washington wedding photographer that was threatened with a $300,000 lawsuit by an ex-client. The story then seemed to drop out of sight. Sometime Read MoreRead More

Tiny Satellites That Photograph the Entire Planet, Every Day – TEDTalks

Satellite imaging has revolutionized our knowledge of the Earth, with detailed images of nearly every street corner readily available online. But Planet Labs’ Will Marshall says we can do better and go faster — by getting smaller. He introduces his tiny satellites — no bigger than 10 by 10 by 30 centimeters — that, when Read MoreRead More

Bridging the Gap: Classical Art Designed for Photographers

Bridging the gap of classical art and street photography, Henri Cartier-Bresson combined the two practices and set the world of photography on a new course. We will look at how he and his followers at Magnum, converted the lessons from classical artists into the photojournalism, street photography, and portraiture. We will introduce the visual language, Read MoreRead More

How to Overcome Being Camera Shy

During the photoshoot, this woman turned to her husband and proclaimed “I can’t stand my face” And that woman is Miss Universe! If she can’t stand herself, what hope do the rest of us have?? This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Professional photographer Peter Hurley and Read MoreRead More

Learn the Basics of Photography Using a Flow Chart

Mark Wallace introduces the “Where To Start Chart”. The Where To Start Chart is a tool designed to help beginning photographers navigate the settings on their camera. The chart is an interactive PDF file with links to hours of free photography tutorials. If you get to a spot and are unsure what something means, just Read MoreRead More

The Wonderful World of Celebrity Fashion With Emily Shur

David Geffin interviews celebrity photographer Emily Shur on her career and style. Fstoppers: do you think it’s a good idea for someone to go to school to receive a formal education in photography or to just get out there and start shooting? Emily: I think every photographer could benefit from learning about the fundamentals of Read MoreRead More

Building a DIY 35mm Slide Converter For Cellphone

Here’s a simple and incredibly inexpensive way of scanning slides with your cellphone. 1. Set phone camera to highest resolution. 2. Hold the phone in camera mode over some sharp, printed text. 3. Move the phone up and down to get the clearest, sharpest image at the minimum distance from the print. However, do not Read MoreRead More

Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters

Sandro Miller pays tribute to some of the most iconic portraits ever taken with the help of actor John Malkovich. See more at the Catherine Edelman Gallery Miller tells Chicago’s Catherine Edelman Gallery that, John is the most brilliant, prolific person I know. His genius is unparalleled. I can suggest a mood or an idea Read MoreRead More

Three Types of Light: Diffused, Backlight and Reflected – What are They and When to use Them

Natasha Cadman goes into three types of light and how they impact your photographic style. Diffused Light Diffused light that which is not harsh and direct, it has been softened in some way. A great example is when you are outside and the sun is shining, with no clouds in the sky. The light is harsh Read MoreRead More

Understanding the Color Managed Workflow

The task of printing has always been part art and part science. Let Jeff Lazell walk you throughout the ins and outs of printing in the color managed world. Jeff was the post-production manager at New York City’s premiere wedding and event photography studio and an expert on color management with almost a decade in Read MoreRead More

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