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The 10 Best Street Photography Blogs on the Web (and more) Although street photography is still very much a niche online, here are the top 10 street photography blogs I regularly follow online. If you feel any other site needs to be added to this list, please leave a comment below! 1. Quick Fix When was my Zenit made? Look at the serial number. The first two digits indicate the year when your Zenit was made. For instance 67039703 means the Zenit was made in 1967, 83083999 was made in 1983. 40 Amazing Online Photography Magazines Advertisement Whatever country we live in, we’re probably all familiar with the well-known photography magazines available in our newsagents and bookstores. The UK has Practical Photography, France has Photo, the Italians have Zoom and the Americans have American Photo.

Markus Hartel street photography blog With zone focusing can be a life-saver between the decisive moment and a hit-and-miss-shot – toss the autofocus camera and get a manual lens instead… Zone focusing is pretty straightforward, the photographer simply uses the DOF (Depth Of Field) effect to have the desired object(s) at working distance in focus. Zone focussing comes in handy, when there is no time to fiddle with the camera controls, or when the photographer wants to be extra unconspicious – without using the viewfinder to focus (aka. shooting from the hip). Once you know what an f-stop is, and how to set it on your camera, you’re good to go. Roger Ballen In the fall of 2005, Phaidon press produced its second book by the artist, entitled 'Shadow Chamber'.[2] The book focuses on interactions between people, animals, and/or objects. Ballen’s recent work enters into a new realm of photography — the images are painterly and sculptural in ways not immediately associated with photographs.[3] Through collaboration on some of Die Antwoord's music videos, which have received more than 30 million hits on YouTube, Ballen's paintings and sculpture have gained broader exposure globally.[4][5] Yolandi Visser said about him: "Mr. Ballen is like, the weirdest person I've ever met in my life.

Tomorrow's Journal Tomorrow’s Journal is a high-end magazine featuring unique stories from Danish and international artists. Tomorrow’s Journal will give artists creative freedom to present their strongest and most visionary work. It will be inspiring, sensational, odd, innovative, fantastic, obscure all wrapped in a beautiful but yet down to earth frame. Tomorrow’s Journal will showcase stories from fashion, design, lifestyle and interior.

Creamy Light – Adding Creamy Brightness in Photoshop {Plus a FREE Action!} | Polished Picture Ever since I read Tony Kuyper’s wonderful in-depth tutorials on luminosity masks, I’ve been intrigued by the concept. Luminosity masks in Photoshop allow you to target a specific tonal range for adjustments – just the highlights or just the shadows, for instance (or any tonal range for that matter). Click around his site and blog, and look at the rollovers of his landscapes! It’s so amazing what you can do with these masks!

Forget Vladimir Putin's Olympic Fantasy and Check Out the Real Sochi By now, you may have heard that the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, is a shitshow. With its $51 billion price tag, Russia's LGBT crackdown, reports of forced eviction, unlawfully detained migrant laborers, rampant embezzlement, and environmental degradation—it's been the PR equivalent of herpes. What you may not know is that Sochi itself lies on the doorstep of long-simmering ethnic and territorial conflicts. Just across the mountains from the Olympic Village is the North Caucasus, a chain of seven autonomous republics that are home to more than 30 nationalities and as many languages. It's a volatile region roamed by separatist groups, Islamic Salafists, and terrorists-in-training.

China's "Rat Tribe" « VII Photo “Rat Tribe” explores the lives of low-waged migrant workers who live underground in Beijing and make up one-third of the city’s estimated 20 million people. These waiters, karaoke hostesses, hairdressers, chefs, security guards, domestic workers and kitchen helpers are the backbone of Beijing’s service industry. But they have been unkindly dubbed the “rat tribe” for making a home in Beijing’s 6,000 basements and air raid shelters — about one-third of the city’s underground space.

Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm These wonderful photographs by Elena Shumilova plunge the viewer into a beautiful world that revolves around two boys and their adorable dog, cat, duckling and rabbit friends. Taking advantage of natural colors, weather conditions and her enchanting surroundings, the gifted Russian artist creates cozy and heartwarming photography that will leave you amazed. The boys in the photographs are the photographer’s sons and the animals belong to the farm she runs. “I largely trust my intuition and inspiration when I compose photos.

courtney jade’s blog It’s the holly jolliest time of the year again, and my bestie Jessica of Modern Moments Designs and I teamed up to do a Rustic Woodland Holiday styled session displaying lots of fun gift ideas! We are lucky enough to live in beautiful Portland, OR, where we are spoiled with an abundance of amazing local gourmet shops. I highly recommend any and all of these places if you are a local north-westerner, but if you are not, take our ideas and run with them in your own city! So, what do you get the person who “has everything” for Christmas?! Treats of course! Wrap them up with a pretty bow, and add a custom holiday tag from Jessica’s shop, and you will be the talk of the party!