Photo storage 4.0 – it's deduplication, stupid! - Kaptur

When deciding what to do with all their smartphone photos, consumers decide with their heart more than their wallet. Although, with the right features...

Today, I’d like to share the findings that relate to how and why consumers store their smartphone photos on cloud services or home storage devices, as well as what features they most value in photo organizing apps or services.

How Lee Friedlander Edits His Photo Books | PDNPulse

Lee Friedlander has published 50 books in his career to date. And he’s not stopping. The legendary photographer (born 1933) and his grandson, Giancarlo T. Roma, recently revived Haywire Press, the self-publishing company Friedlander established in the 197

Friedlander said he typically Xeroxes his photos, then uses a hole-punch to put three holes on the left and right side of the images. That way, he said, when he puts them into a three-ring binder to see how they work in sequence, he can also easily switch the order, moving them from the left side to the right and back again as he wishes. When he thinks a book is done, he said, he’ll take a second look and almost always decide that two images facing each other have to be swapped.

Instagram Created a Monster: A No B.S. Guide to What's Really Going On

I remember how excited I was when I first started posting on Instagram. I finally had a platform to get my work seen, tell my stories, share my life and

I’m writing this with a heavy heart, as I know I’m a huge hypocrite. I’ve been playing the game for the last 6 moths, and it made me miserable. I tried to play it as ethically as possible, but when you are pushed into a corner and gasping for air, sometimes you have to set ethical aside if you want to survive. But surviving doesn’t mean living, and the artist in me is desperate to feel alive again.

How Photographer Bill Frakes Used 41 DSLRs to Shoot the Kentucky Derby

Native Nebraskan Bill Frakes has had a long career in which he has photographed in 138 countries and all US states. He has captured everything from

We spoke to Bill Frakes to find out how he managed to capture so beautifully and perfectly the rain soaked, muddy and sloppy-tracked 143th running of the Kentucky Derby to record the most exciting 2 minutes in sports.

The unstoppable rise of Stories - Kaptur

New social visual storytelling format strikes a chord in social networks and chat services

According to Facebook’s VP of messaging, David Marcus, Stories have become a social media format in their own right, similar to how newsfeeds became a must-have format on social media networks.

A Social Media Cheat Sheet for 2017

Want to win at social media in 2017? The folks over at On Blast Blog did some research on tips, tricks, and best practices, and they've created a helpful

In addition to an image sizing guide for best photo resolutions you should be uploading (we shared a dedicated infographic on that recently), this guide also contains sections for keyboard shortcuts, best times to post, tools you can look into using, new features that have been announced, tricks for writing headlines, and more.

Gerd Ludwig on His "Invisible Flash" Technique | PDNPulse

Photographer Gerd Ludwig, a master of TTL strobe lighting, discusses his technique for invisibly blending hand-held flash with available light.

Ludwig explains the basics of his technique. He shows how he has applied it to images from his various assignments for National Geographic magazine, including a story about nightlife in Moscow. The images are also featured in his forthcoming book called minus 2/3: The Invisible Flash.

My Ever-Evolving Workflow as a Music Photographer on Tour

I've been touring with bands for about 4 years now, and my workflow has changed nearly every tour, allowing me to spend less and less time editing, and

My workflow as it is currently allows me to deliver 50-150 edited photos per day, delivered to my band and crew, in under an hour. Before anyone goes to bed I want them to have photos in their Dropbox. The more time that’s taken out of my day to deal with my workflow is less time I have to shoot, relax, or work on other things.

Shoot in DNG raw in Lightroom for iOS 2.5

Today we are excited to announce an important update to Lightroom Mobile for iPhone and iPad that adds the ability to capture and edit raw photos using Adobe’s Digital Negative (DNG) file format. Having a true end-to-end raw workflow, powered by DNG and Lightroom, on your iPhone and iPad makes it possible to create absolutely stunning photos that, until a few years ago, could only have been done with a traditional camera.

Brad Smith Picks the Top 0.2% Images from the Olympics - PhotoShelter Blog

Brad Smith has spent a career editing sports photography. First as a sports editor at Sports Illustrated, then a senior sports editor at The New York Times, and a return to SI as its Director of Photography. But for the next two weeks, he is editing the 2

Brad Smith has spent a career editing sports photography. First as a sports editor at Sports Illustrated, then a senior sports editor at The New York Times, and a return to SI as its Director of Photography. But for the next two weeks, he is editing the 2016 Rio Olympic Games photography for and putting together a daily slideshow of the best images. How selective is he? An image has about a 1 in 500 chance of being selected by Smith1, which is more competitive than getting into Stanford (1 in 20), and about on par with catching a foul ball at a baseball game (1 in 563).

How Getty's Olympics Photos are Shot, Edited, and Sent into the World in Just Two Minutes

How Getty prepares for and photographs the Olympics

When a Getty images photographer shoots a picture at the Olympic Games, it’s often available to customers amazingly quickly—within a couple of minutes. But getting it there takes an enormous effort. In fact, the tech setup that makes this possible is years in the making. Here’s what goes into getting the pictures out.

Here's a Crazy Comparison Between RAW and JPEG

When starting out in photography, a lot of beginners are confused about RAW and JPEG formats while shooting. There are plenty of explanations out there,

Using Adobe’s Camera RAW editor, I bumped the exposure up 5 stops for both files and was amazed at what both images actually looked like.

Backing Up Photos

My approach to avoid losing any images

To give a bit of a disclaimer, this isn’t a step by step, and I’m not saying this is the absolute best approach. This is the setup that has been working for me, and I included links to some resources that can help you further if you want to learn more about each of the pieces that make this solution whole.

A Comprehensive Guide to Aerial Photography

In the last few years, the price of renting a helicopter has decreased dramatically. Coupled with the advent of DSLRs that perform very well in low light, this has created a wonderful opportunity for photographers to charter helicopters in numbers never s

Over the past two years, I've spent a ridiculous amount of time in helicopters as I put together my book LA AIRSPACE, which documents the city of Los Angeles from above. I've learned quite a few things in the process and wanted to share the knowledge I've gained of equipment and technique so that you're prepared when the time comes for you to take to the skies with camera in hand.