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Humans of NY Tells the Story of His Success

Photographer Brandon Stanton is the man behind Humans of NY, and he recently sat down with Chase Jarvis on CreativeLive to chat about how he grew his following. For Brandon, it’s all about engagement and a contract with your following. He explains that he brought his soul with him everywhere he went: through Pakistan, prisons, etc. For his followers, it was all about just reading stories from all these people. Folks love it,

Brandon also states that he never violated his agreement with his followers and that he always adheres to his mission. This segment of the interview is after the jump.

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Hey folks,

Tomorrow, we’re gathering together to do a special portrait photography workshop at the Lomography Gallery store here in NYC. If you bring a camera with manual exposure and a standard sized hot shoe, I’ll teach you how to create a better portrait no matter what the person may look like. It’s a skill that’s a lot more about using light, communication, and creative vision vs the gear.

Are you up for the challenge? Check out the details on our EventBrite page and sign up. It’s a ridiculously affordable price for what you’re getting.

Also be sure to check out our Kickstarter page.

 

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master portraits with Megean (2 of 4)ISO 1001-400 sec at f - 2.8

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Recently, we finished a Mission with EyeEm asking users to submit their favorite photos. You can check out the words from the winners on their blog, but as I was narrowing down the images to the final selection I was thinking very carefully about why these images are winners.

Here are my critiques and comments.

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Hey folks!

The mods and I of R/Polaroid have finally gotten our thoughts together and have chosen a winner for our Instant Film contest.

Check out the winner and all the runners up after the jump!

Also, please consider a donation to our Kickstarter and check out the explanation of why we need the money.

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La Noir Image is teaming up with PhotoCrowd to give away two subscriptions to the magazine when it finally becomes a reality.

Check out the contest here. Details are below.

And please be sure to support our Kickstarter and the new content we’ve been doing!. Also follow us on Instagram and Facebook! Now for iOS and Android!

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If you’re looking for yet another app to shoot and edit your photos, consider a new option recently announced called MuseCam. This app is promising a lot according to the company’s website. For starters, you’ve got film emulating presets in an interface that resembles what you see from VSCO, Instagram, EyeEm and RNI Films. What’s interesting about the interface is that as you swipe on the image itself, you’ll go to another photo in your camera roll.

What’s even more interesting is that ISO controls are available in very small increments. For example, you can shoot at 301, 302 or 304 ISO if you’d like. It’s a significantly different approach to photography and exposure controls that what we’ve seen in the photo world.

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Hey everyone,

Our Kickstarter for La Noir Image is running pretty low under what we need to get it done and built into an app for iOS and Android. Please consider a $30 or more donation to help us ensure that we can pay freelancers a fair wage and to also help us ensure that it can actually happen.

La Noir Image is a black and white centered photography website that is looking to evolve beyond the standard interviews and also profile the very best of the medium. And if you check out the site, you can see that we’ve been doing a pretty good job so far.

Chris Gampat La Noir Image product images (3 of 6)ISO 4001-100 sec at f - 3.2

Hey folks,

This Saturday, we’re gathering together to do a special portrait photography workshop at the Lomography Gallery store here in NYC. If you bring a camera with manual exposure and a standard sized hot shoe, I’ll teach you how to create a better portrait no matter what the person may look like. It’s a skill that’s a lot more about using light, communication, and creative vision vs the gear.

Are you up for the challenge? Check out the details on our EventBrite page and sign up. It’s a ridiculously affordable price for what you’re getting.

Also be sure to check out our Kickstarter page.

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Today, Broncolor is making a new addition to their super high end lighting in the form of the Siros L. They’re billing it as a light for photographer who want no compromises.

For starters, it’s boasting lithium ion tech, ECTC tech, and can produce 440 full power flashes on a single charge. Beyond that, it’s also got a flash duration of up to 1/19,000 and promises consistent color temperature output through the entire range of its power.

More details from the press release are after the jump.

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Hey everyone,

We’ve got 16 days left in our Kickstarter and we could really use everyone’s help!

To recap: La Noir Image is turning into an iOS and Android e-magazine that wants you to curl up with it and inspire you to get out there and shoot everyday. The current prototype is a PDF, but the final version will be a fully working app with lots of interactivity.

The money is going to go towards funding the site for the first year. Additionally, it will help us with the creation of lots of new types of content like tutorials, longer interviews, photo essays, musings, etc. You can see more of this on La Noir Image’s website. I promise you that it’s going to be much better than everything else out there that is comparable in the photo world. Considering I’ve taken the Phoblographer this far, it just adds to the validity.

Why La Noir Image? It’s the easiest spelling for so many people out there to remember and spell with ease; take it from a guy who created a website called The Phoblographer.

Donations start at $10/yearly subscription; which we could use a lot of. But we also need a lot more donations in general or else we and all who donated will lose out.

Please help; as we’ve got 16 days left.

Thanks!

 

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