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Who Shot It Better? Christy Turlington: Norman Jean Roy or Pamela Hanson

As the movement to portray models without excessive retouching (here, here) continues to gain momentum, magazines are faced with the same quandry: To Photoshop or not? When you’re dealing with a

17 Best Podcasts for Photographers

Whether you’re looking to stay up-to-date on the latest gear, need some inspiration, or want to build a better photo business, there’s a podcast on this list for you — no matter your skill level or

Should the Media Publish Photos of Gun Violence?

As the U.S. grapples with yet another mass shooting at a school – this time 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students and teachers with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle in Florida – the media must

Enlightening Photography: An Interview with Joey Terrill

Nikon Ambassador and lighting master Joey Terrill carved his own path as a freelance commercial photographer early on in his career. After a portrait assignment, Terrill became fascinated by the

10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your 2018 Photography Workshop

by Steve Simon (@stevesimon) and Steve Attard (@sattardphoto) Co-Founders, PhotoEducate.com If you’ve ever taken a great photography workshop you’re probably just as passionate about them as we are. A

Do Photojournalism Contests Glamorize Pain and Suffering?

Cover photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/Agence France-Presse In a break from the past, World Press Photo (WPP) released the short list of finalists in advance of naming the winners to their annual contest –

Who Shot It Better? Chloe Kim: Ramona Rosales or Thomas Lovelock

The Olympics turns athletes into bona fide stars. Such is the case with 17-year old Chloe Kim who took the gold in the women’s snowboard halfpipe with a near perfect score. Kim has been dominant on

Did Dean Mouhtaropoulos “Try” to Get the Shot? (Or Did He Nail This Image of Adam Rippon)

Vanity Fair contributor Joanna Robinson raised the ire of photographers with this tweet regarding an image taken of figure skater Adam Rippon by Getty Images photographer Dean Mouhtaropoulos: Bless

How the “Global Leader” in Journalism Fails Photographers by Promoting Free Photos

Put aside the intellectual laziness of using an interview format for an expository piece on how to illustrate the news, but this Poynter piece entitled “These Tools Will Help You Find the Right Images

Who Shot It Better? Nick Foles: Rob Tringali or David Klutho

If you were one of the 103 million people to watch Super Bowl LII, you’re probably aware of the Philadelphia Eagles’ upset win over the New England Patriots. The high scoring game matched two

Announcing The List: The Top Photographers on PhotoShelter

If you ask us what we care most about, it’s one thing: helping you effortlessly create visual stories. We believe in the power of visual storytelling. In fact, it’s something that touches every part

Zeiss Otus 28mm vs Leica Q

In the pantheon of lens focal lengths, 28mm is a bit of an outlier. Photojournalists are more apt to reach for the 35mm, while many manufacturers have settled on 24mm for primes and the wide end of

New Member Shout-Outs: January 2018 Edition

New year, new site—these photographers wasted no time getting their sites up and running. Coincidentally, they’re all using the East template, but we love how they’ve each made it their own through

The Beyond Technique Podcast with Photofocus, Episode 1

We’ve teamed up with Photofocus to bring you Beyond Technique – a podcast empowering photographers to bring their business to the next level. Check out the first episode where hosts Skip Cohen and

Who Owns the Copyright to Your X-Ray?

A friend recently posted an x-ray of his ankle replacement on Facebook, which led me to wonder “who owns the copyright” to that image? In the U.S., HIPAA (Health Insurance portability and

More Celebrities Who Are Serious About Photography

You don’t have to be a full-time professional to enjoy the creative process of photography. We previously wrote about Celebrities Who Are Serious About Photography, and this year brings another crop

Who Shot It Better? Jon Bernthal: Beau Grealy or Himself?

Over the past decade, magazine publishers have been experimenting with subscriber-only covers. These covers use different photography and typically rely on less crowded design and typography to give

5 Things We’re Hoping from Camera Companies in 2018

Designing and manufacturing camera gear ain’t easy as anyone who has invested in a Kickstarter project can attest. The amount of technology that’s stuffed into gear is astonishing, but that doesn’t

Comparing 2 Photos of a Kiss: Helmut Newton & Elinor Carucci

Author Kristen Roupenian’s short story “Cat Person” caused a ruckus after it was published in the December 11, 2017 issue of The New Yorker. The contemporary tale of a younger woman pursuing, then

Our Most Popular Posts of 2017

We published over 160 blog posts in 2017 on a variety of topics ranging from product announcements to gear reviews. We love talking about the intersection of photography, culture and technology and