Instaxxx: A Novelty Nude Instant Photography Book On Kickstarter (NSFW)

Kickstarter is for more than just new tech gadgets and interesting doodads as creatives from all over also use the service to try and help fund their projects of passion. Today we have just one of those such projects: Instaxxx. 

Instaxxx is a new campaign on Kickstarter for a photobook featuring a collection of nude Instax images from photographer Nate “Igor” Smith. Smith is a veteran of the nude and adult entertainment scenes, having shot for Hustler and RollingStone, as well as covered the AVN awards. He has published several books and zines over the years as well. Continue reading…

After The Kit: 5 Killer Lens Upgrades for Canon

Canon is still the top dog in this industry and no doubt many of you received a new camera over the recent holiday season, quite possibly a Canon camera. Today, just as we have done with Fujifilm previously, we will be taking a look at some of our picks as the top lens upgrades to grow your Canon kit following whatever kit lens you got with your camera (likely the 18-55mm).

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Chris Schmid Tells Wonderful Story About South American Cowboys In His New Short Film

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While American cowboys have been popularized by the media and entertainment industry, not many know about the gauchos: the South American cowboys. Chris Schmid has undertaken a short film project to document the lesser known stories of gauchos.

The film “O Homem do Campo” focuses on the story of one man, a gaucho who dedicates his life tending to the herds of farm animals all day while riding his horse. He lives a solitary life, leaving the house at the crack of dawn and traveling great distances across breathtaking landscapes in the vast and seemingly endless agricultural land. A gaucho’s main job is to manage the cattle and Criollo horses of the land.

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Siri-Like Intelligent Assistant May Be the Future of Adobe

Adobe AI Future

You find yourself at your desk, hundreds of files have been imported into Lightroom as you start the process of editing your latest shoot. “Crop. 2:3 ratio. Rotate 6-degrees. Clockwise,” and just as quickly as you say your commands, Lightroom responds. No this isn’t some pipe dream; a Siri-like intelligent assistant may be the future of Adobe.

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Tomasz Cuncvir Created a Pinhole Camera with a Matchbox

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All Images By Tomasz Cuncvir. Used with Permission. 

I wanted to present you some of my work I did back in 2010/2011 with a similar design. I have updated it since to make it a SLIT SCAN MATCHBOX PINHOLE CAMERA! (world’s first, perhaps) 🙂 I am attaching those photos as well at the end of this email, should you be interested. Films were Agfa APX 100 New, And Kodak Portra 160. Those photographs come from my first exhibition in Nowa Ruda, June 2011.

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The Effects of Exposure and Development Times on Wet Plate Collodion

Recently I have been seeing a lot of people having problems identifying the signs that their plates are either overdeveloped or overexposed, so I decided to do the following simple exercise that should make it easier for folks with a discerning eye to see if one of these troubles may be possibly plaguing them at the moment.

I might have mentioned before that when working with wet plate collodion it is possible to overexpose and underdevelop a plate and still achieve a tolerably good plate. It is also possible to SLIGHTLY underexpose and overdevelop, but only very slightly before serious ugliness sets in.

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