I reckon 95% of people I talk to tell me they hate having their picture taken or that they take a terrible picture. In fact, many almost apologise that I’m going to have to take pictures of them because they ‘just don’t photograph well’. More here.
I know no-one who likes their own photos and in some ways it’s good to know there are reasons for it.
After significant backlash, the Associated Press pulled plans to offer a video of a boat overcrowded with migrants as an NFT. The situation has called into question the ethics of selling photojournalism at all… More here.
This was an unbelievably tone deaf idea. Even if you don’t consider NFTs to be silly, the subject matter is not something that could reasonably be considered profitable. How on earth did this get through without anyone in the chain raising objections?
His is an exceptional story. One of learning the art, science, and craft of photography back in the days when there were no digital cameras, no in-built light meters, and no way of knowing if you got a good, in focus, correctly exposed photo, until you took the film and developed it (yourself) in the darkroom. You needed to carry a notebook around, in those days, in which you recorded the aperture, shutter duration, and description of each image, so you could, later, go back and analyze what you did wrong, or right… More here.
A brilliant(!) article which may make you look at photography in a different way.
Turn your iPhone into a professional compact camera with DSLR-like controls. Whether you’re shooting street, portrait, or travel: Never miss the perfect shot again… More here.
It’s a decent design and I like the fact that an app is included, but the pre-order bit is always a concern and the price is ‘very’ high.
Maximise the photo, take your time and you will eventually find the ‘massive’ planet that we live on. Nice to understand our minimal importance in the grand scheme of things on occasion.
NASA reports that in two recent flybys by the Parker Solar Probe, it was able to use its Wide-Field Imager, otherwise known as WISPR, to photograph the entire night side of Venus in wavelengths ranging from the visible spectrum through infrared. The photos and videos reveal what NASA describes as a “faint glow” from the surface and also shows distinctive features like continental regions, plains, and plateaus on the surface… More here.
We will look back and laugh one day at how little we knew in 2022, which is of course a good thing.
“This photo was taken intentionally,” Inagaki tells PetaPixel. “The moonlight made the Tateyama Mountain range look beautiful. In addition, there was fog in the city, so I moved to a high place overlooking it and took this picture… More here.
That is incredible, just incredible. Cheered me up as I looked out upon a grey foggy morning in the UK.
We asked listeners to our new iPhone Photo Show podcast to submit their best work to us for our initial January photo contest, and the results are just spectacular. What’s possible with just an iPhone camera? The old limits no longer need apply… More here.
I often see photos taken on iPhone and struggle to believe that they did not come from DSLRs. And then I remember that I have no photographic talent at all…
Jonathan is a giant tortoise that lives on the remote island of St. Helena. He turns 190 years old this year, making him the world’s oldest tortoise to ever live. Photographed as far back as 1886 and today, Jonathan now has pictures taken over 136 years apart… More here.
Imagine living that long. I don’t think I could stand it.