This week has been a little quiet on the website this week. Apologies for that, but it has been worth it as the March issue of PhotoComment Magazine is out on regional delivery at this very moment and subscribers, your copies are on a postal truck today as well. We are working to have the magazine ready a week in advance every month so everyone gets the magazines by the first of each month. Read on for a catch up on some interesting things happening across the web.
(This article was featured in the February 2012 issue of PhotoComment Magazine)
Ever wondered what the outside world thinks about photographers? Face it you do live in your own world of observation, f-stops and fill flash – some words I have heard you use numerous times.
Here is some humour that can brighten up your day… though it will hit a very truthful and tender spot for most of us as well. It is a great video about the things people say to photographers that drive them a little wild. The most famous one is that of “Wow that is a … Read moreVideo: Shtuff People Say To Photographers
This is Friday post to wrap up things I wanted to share with you in terms of news and cool videos I have seen on the web. Take some time to check it out and then pack up to go home and relax. Tomorrow you can go out shooting and have some fun with your photography.
Artwell Nwaila is the Editor of SA Creative Network “a platform where creatives, thought leaders and idea engineers network”
This is my challenge to all publication managers and editors: to break away from the pack with a ‘photographic revamp’.
The state of photography in the commercial world – namely: magazines – is at its lowest. That is not to say that the photographers have lost their skill, but that the requirements and briefs have suppressed the art form. It is all about formula these days and it is pretty basic. Celeb + over-processing = sales. This formula may have been hugely successful in the mid-1990s, but not anymore.
Inside this Web Pick. Take a tour of B&H in New York using Google Street View. A short documentary about Kodachrome and Bruce Dale shares his story about shooting for National Geographic over the past 30 years.
Some of you may recall some time back that we used to have a Website of the Week feature. As time went on we focused on other areas and gradually the feature phased out. Today I want to try a new feature and get your feedback on it. Some ideas on what to call it would also be good. For the time being I am going to call it “Web Picks” and it will serve as a post to share with you some of our favourite stories on the web. Feel free in the comments to link to other great stories you may have found and want to share.
Wet Plate Photographer
I became interested in photography towards the end of my primary school years. I would sit in the media centre during several break periods a week and page through the National Geographic magazines that were there admiring the images… and possibly even more so, the camera ads. I took my first “real” pictures on an … Read moreIraq’s Eight-year-old Photographer
By now most of you are familiar with the story or Joao Silva are you not? A brief recap, he was one of the members of the Bang Bang Club and is a highly celebrated war photographer who stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan in Oct 2010. He lost both of his legs as a … Read moreJoao Silva Interviewed
I spotted this video up on Nikon Rumors website and had to share. I just love these kind of creative works. I do wonder though, are there people out there that we snap so much they could have nightmares from it?