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Introduction to Documentary-style People Photography. Photo documentary is a discipline in photography that tells stories about a place or an issue by observing and photographing people in their environment.

Introduction to Documentary-style People Photography

In the past few years, I have been lucky enough to shoot photo-documentary images for several geographic magazines and the marketing departments of Panasonic, Sony and Nikon. On these assignments I often get to travel to places that are completely new to me. As budgets across the industry have dropped in the last few years, my visits are often very short and my job is to quickly find images that portray the spirit of each destination. Photo documentary is arguably one of the most challenging branches of people photography. In many cases, you, the photographer, are not naturally part of the environment that you are photographing in and having an expensive camera in-front of your face makes you stand out of the crowd.

This article examines three methods that I often use to achieve strong images in unfamiliar or trying conditions.


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ThinkUp Archives and Analyzes Your Social Media Life. ThinkUp Archives and Analyzes Your Social Media Life The software I've been building for the past two years, ThinkUp, left beta today. Download ThinkUp 1.0 to install on your web server, or launch ThinkUp on Amazon EC2 in under 60 seconds. Here's a rundown of what ThinkUp is, what it does, and why it's important.

Every day, internet companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Google mine your online social life to advertise to you more effectively. Those companies host and control your data, and you don't. The conversations you have online are worth capturing, keeping, and referring back to over time. I've spent the last six years publishing observations, inquiries, and just bits and pieces of my life on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, and now Google+, and having conversations with my friends and readers about them. ThinkUp is a free web application that archives and analyzes your social media life. Store your conversations at a permalink on your site Visualize social media activity.


Daylight Saving Time and Daylight Saving Time map for countries and territories 2011.