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Forensic photographers have a grisly job. Dealing with gruesome evidence on a daily basis isn’t easy, and the job is becoming eclipsed cheaper digital technology. Nick Marsh has been a forensic photographer for over 20 years, and for him, forensic photography is much more than just cataloguing evidence for presentation in the courtroom.

For Marsh, forensic photography is as mental as it is physical, and he sees evidence everywhere he goes. If he’s at a restaurant, he’ll notice your fingerprints on the glass. He approaches his craft as a photojournalist might, with an attention detail and honesty.

“Technology’s had a massive impact. In reality, it’s decimated the number of photographers employed by police forces. Everybody’s got a phone, an iPad, a compact camera, even a small digital SLR, doesn’t make you a photographer. It just makes you somebody who has a camera,” Marsh says of how digital technology has affected his field.

To listen to Marsh talk about his craft is akin to listening to a great film director or an artist share their musings on the craft and how it’s changed. Check out the video below by David Beazley.

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Photographer Victoria Will shot Tintype portraits at this year’s Sundance Film Festival; and Profoto was able to capture what was going on behind the scenes. Victoria starts out by talking about how tough Tintype shooting is and how the images need to be prepped shot and developed within a couple of minutes while everything is still wet. A photographic emulsion layer is put onto a piece of tin, photographically exposed and then brought back to the darkroom for development.

Victoria talks about how actors love the collaborative experience with the photographer more than just taking directions and so when Victoria shows the celebrities some of her favorite images, they begin to get new ideas and the creative freedom just flows.

The process is also shown in the video in addition to lots of the absolutely beautiful images. The video is after the jump.

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Oh dear…

A video is making its round on the internet of a man cleaning a 5D and a 24-105mm lens. He soaks the cameras and then brushes them and does all sorts of things that you would absolutely never do. In fact, if your camera ever gets this soaked, you need to put it in a bowl of rice and sealed from the air for at least 24 hours. But even then there may be way too much damage for it to work properly.

And the lens? It’s probably gone; and all the motors to change the aperture and autofocus are probably gonners.

Despite this, it’s hysterical that folks may take this seriously. The video how not to clean your camera is after the jump.

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Thanks for the tip Tracie

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The folks over at DigitalRev continue to be the most ridiculous thing in the photo industry by making the company with the largest market share look like a total jerk. Considering that they’re also a retailer, it’s quite odd to see DigitalRev poking this much fun at Canon and satirizing them in their latest video where Kai decides to act like Canon if they were a real person.

Essentially, it’s all about bashing Nikon to a super-obsessive degree and talking about things like Bubblejet, mirrors, etc. But where they really hit home is with the company taking the same ideas from before and rebadging it as a new product.

Then they go back to mirrors, and more mirrors–until it all feels a bit annoying.

But still though, it is DigitalRev and in some ways has certain truths in their otherwise sarcastic undertones. The video is after the jump.

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Photographer Jeremy Cowart has started a brand new initiative, it’s called See University and it’s all about premium photography tutorials. Jeremy needs no introduction after Help Portrait and his celebrity/commercial photography. He’s undoubtedly one of the best in our day and age.

Since it is a training platform, there are fees just like any other university with the different plans offering loads of incentives. We had a bit of a preview before the launch, and it all looks like incredibly solid stuff with new tutorials being worked on constantly.

With Jeremy’s permission, we have the opportunity to present one of the videos to you guys absolutely free. After the jump, Jeremy spends a little under a half hour talking about natural light portrait/fashion photography and you get to go behind the scenes.

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How do you go about editing an image in Adobe Lightroom?

Most photographers tend to start at the top of the editing panel and work their way down. But that can just make the overall editing process tougher. The top treatment panel allows the photographer to make adjustments that affect the entire image so when you go to fine tune the adjustments, it can be tougher.

What I’ve started to find to be easier is making the specific adjustments first to the image and then working on the more global settings that affect everything. This can be more work but it has also given me much better images in the end.

After the jump, we’ve got a short video talking about how I’ve changed my editing workflow along with the results changing right before your eyes.

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