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Commercial Photographer Explains Why You Shouldn’t Use a Light Meter

Commercial photographer and educator Karl Taylor is a working pro with an impressive portfolio to his name and major brands on his CV. So it came as a surprise when he declared recently that he hasn’t used a light meter in 15 years… and explained why you shouldn’t be using one either. Taylor’s advice is bound to raise some eyebrows, but if you’re willing...

Striking Long Exposures Document Life on a Holy River Though Clouds of Birds

For Delhi-based photographer Sankar Sridhar, the Yamuna river represents a contradiction that he wanted to capture. Choked by industrial and household waste, it’s devoid of aquatic life; and yet, every winter, millions of migratory birds come to the legendary river, which is revered as the only river with the power to grant immortality to humans. Sridhar’s...

Astronaut Explains What It’s Like to Photograph Earth from the ISS

Yesterday, the official Twitter account of the International Space Station posted a short video interview in which NASA astronaut Doug Hurley explains what it’s like to try and capture the beauty of Earth from 250 miles above. It’s a short video, but Col. Hurley tries to describe the feeling of looking down at the Earth from the edge of space, passing...

YouTuber Debunks Viral Photography ‘Hacks’ She Found Online

Professional photographer and YouTube Jessica Kobeissi recently decided to take on some of the viral “DIY photography hacks” that she’s seen online, and see if they work as expected… or at all. As you might imagine, for the most part, the answer is “not really.” But it makes fur a fun video actually investigating these hacks. Kobeissi mostly pulls...

What It’s Like to Document History: An Interview with Award-winning Photojournalist Evelyn Hockstein

Photojournalist Evelyn Hockstein is no stranger to pivoting from one project to the next. As a freelancer, she thrives when bouncing from story to story. Her colorful career has included coverage of ethnic violence in Nairobi, the devastation of tornados in Alabama, sexual assault on college campuses, South Korean ballerinas, elections, you name it....

The Canon EOS R5 May Be Plagued by Overheating in Both 8K and 4K Modes

Ever since Canon declared that the newly-announced EOS R5 would be able able to shoot 8K RAW video with NO crop, people have been waiting to hear the “catch.” Would record time be super limited, or would the camera simply overheat very quickly? The answer, it seems, is “both.” The whole controversy more or less began when a warning page—ostensibly...

Photographer Tests the Best Masks for Working During the Pandemic

If you’re a photographer who has to work or is choosing to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, then you’ve probably been looking for a good mask. I was too. I wanted mask that looked professional and felt comfortable. After doing some Amazon searches, I thought I found one that was perfect. Well, I’ve shot a few weddings while masked in the heat now,...

My Response to David Burnett’s Open Letter to the NPPA

Dear Mr. Burnett, I have some concerns I’d like to address in your recent open letter regarding the Photo Bill of Rights (BoR). I am a 36-year-old white female editorial and commercial photographer. I am a member of APA and a Houston chapter board member for ASMP. I have read, and agree with you, that the NPPA code of ethics is a solid foundation....

Wheelchair Accessible Landscape Photography Guide, Part 1

Welcome to the first chapter of my new Wheelchair Accessible Landscape Photography Guide. In the coming weeks I’ll highlight some beautiful landscape photography locations across the United States that are easily accessible no matter your level of mobility. In this episode we explore three stellar destinations in beautiful Colorado. Introduction...

You Can Now Use Fujifilm X and GFX Cameras as Webcams on Mac

Following in Canon’s footsteps, Fujifilm has just released a Mac version of its Fujifilm X Webcam software. The original version of the software—which allows you to use various X-Series and GFX cameras as webcams for streaming and video conferencing over USB, without the need for a capture card—was only available for Windows 10. This is actually the...

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