Photography

We Need Perspective in Landscape Photography in the Instagram Age

A quick glance at Instagram hashtags reveals over 90 million photos tagged #landscape, around 50 million #sunrise photos and over 180 million tagged #sunset. There are 40 million #trees, nearly 90 million #clouds and about 190 million #beach photos.

From Errol Morris, a list of 10 things you should know about truth & photography

In 2011, writer and filmmaker Errol Morris summarized the main points in Believing Is Seeing, his book on the nature of truth, belief, and reality in photography with a series of tweets.

Photography Composition: The Definitive Guide – Beautiful Pictures

This article summarizes all my knowledge, experience and 6 months of work. I believe, anyone, newbie or pro, could find some new useful info inside of it. There are already hundreds of articles, dozens of guides. And some of them are really good. However, there was still a need for the comprehensive composition guide nicely presented and easy to follow. I did my best to keep it simple, concise and easy to understand with lots of goodies to download for future reference. Also, I keep it as short as possible with zero fluff for such a massive amount of material. Less talk, more practical info with examples, charts and graphs.

fovi8 volume #2 issue #7 – Jonesblog

fovi8 volume 2, issue 7 is now released and printed.  This is our new issue and something that you can hold in your hand, with a beautiful cover by keithj, and 28 of the best photographs uploaded in the month of June, 2018. Other contributing Photographers: Nashgraphy, Trent, GDSimpson, Cathy Wilson, chuq, joelaron, BWJones, esined, addyz, drew, Ollie Zambrano, fotoski, Franek, elena, jasehill, and lolo.

Wim Wenders: Phones Have Made Photography ‘More Dead Than Ever’

Renowned German photographer and filmmaker Wim Wenders thinks that photography “is more dead than ever” and that smartphones are to blame for the art form’s demise. In this 1.5-minute video produced by BBC News, Wenders stops at an exhibition of his Polaroid photos to share some of his thoughts on the current landscape of photography.

Wim Wenders: Phones Have Made Photography ‘More Dead Than Ever’

Renowned German photographer and filmmaker Wim Wenders thinks that photography “is more dead than ever” and that smartphones are to blame for the art form’s demise. In this 1.5-minute video produced by BBC News, Wenders stops at an exhibition of his Polaroid photos to share some of his thoughts on the current landscape of photography.

#DiversifyTheLens: Why Your Brand Should Hire More Female Photographers | A Photo Editor

The current boom of female-first initiatives is transforming the creative industry, providing opportunities for women to find mentorship, addressing discrepancies in pay, and helping women rally together to drive new policies and practices. Actions such as the 3 Percent Movement, 50/50 Initiative and #TimesUpAdvertising have thrust these issues into the spotlight and gained significant attention and traction.

Photographer Outs Herself as Mystery Donor of $5.5M to Female Artists

In 1996, a mysterious program called Anonymous Was a Woman began giving $25,000 with no questions asked to 10 underrecognized female artists over the age of 40. Now, 22 years and $5.5 million later, the anonymous benefactor behind the program has finally stepped forward: she’s 77-year-old photographer Susan Unterberg.

Think All the Photos on Instagram Look the Same? So Does She. – PhotoShelter Blog

In reaction to the trend, the @insta_repeat account was created. The account is the brainchild of a 27-year old female filmmaker and an artist living in Anchorage, Alaska who has opted to remain anonymous. Her account has featured some of the biggest influencer names and her stated purpose is to “critique originality in media creation.”

92-Year-Old Photographer Loses 65-Year-Old Photo Business to Tornado

An EF-3 tornado ripped through Marshalltown, Iowa, last Thursday, and one of the victims of the disaster was a 92-year-old photographer named Harold Cline. After seeking shelter from the storm, Cline returned to his work to find that his 65-year-old business had been destroyed.

Is photography stuck in a constantly repeating loop?

The ability to create photographic images has never been more available to the global population; its acceptance as an art form never more obvious in our museums, galleries, magazines and homes. Where once battles were held to place photographs on gallery walls, today blockbuster exhibitions featuring the work of Andreas Gursky, Richard Avedon and William Klein amongst so many others fill the gallery spaces and coffers. Things have changed, that’s for sure, in how we are shown and sold photography.

Is National Geographic Fine Art a Ripoff for Photographers?

I was surprised to learn the photographer only gets 5% of the total sale price. Artists in galleries commonly receive 40% to 50% of the sale price. Most US states where the prints are sold will earn more than the photographer in sales tax.

Take a Photo Here – The New York Times

We carry the cameras built into our phones around all the time, and the resulting flood of images says something about what people, in the aggregate, like to photograph. There are sunsets, meals, selfies, babies, dogs from dog people, cats by cat persons. There are distinctly contemporary ways of taking pictures at a party or of photographing landscapes. Originality, always hard to come by, is getting harder.

Walking the Streets with Geoff Dyer & Garry Winogrand | by Richard B. Woodward | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

In Geoff Dyer’s first book about photography, The Ongoing Moment (2005), the English critic and novelist looked at images by a group of his favorite photographers through a prism of motifs that he believed had reoccurred like Jungian archetypes across decades and continents. How and why these mundane subjects or objects (blind people, hats, roads, clouds, benches, doors, gas stations, barber shops) had been successively reinterpreted by Paul Strand, Walker Evans, André Kertész, Eugène Atget, Dorothea Lange, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, William Eggleston, and thirty-four others formed the basis for a series of uncommonly original and engaging, if at times wayward, observations and reflections. Emulating Roland Barthes, Dyer oscillated between close readings of individual pictures and free associations. A photograph by Kertész from 1914, of an old man walking at night in Hungary, say, reminds him of a Cavafy poem because he reads both as nostalgic documents.

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