The Phoblographer Weekly Recap: May 19th 2013

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“The Phoblographer Weekly Recap” is a new feature where we recap the week’s most popular posts. Each weekend, we will present you the top ten posts of the week for your perusal. If you’ve missed any of our popular stories that week, you’ll find it here. Among this week’s top posts: Why Your Pictures Suck, Scientology Photoshops an Image, and Traps That Aspiring Photographers Get Caught In. Find the complete breakdown after the jump.

#1: This is Why Your Pictures Suck

Ibarionex Perello writes a brutally honest letter to ‘Charlie’, who asked him for criticism on his photographs, explaining to him why his pictures suck, and what he can do to improve.

This is Why Your Pictures Suck

#2: Win a Canon 5D Mk III or Nikon D800 from The Phoblographer and BorrowLenses.com!

We’re currently running a contest together with BorrowLenses.com, with the top prize being either a Canon 5D Mk III or a Nikon D800. All you’ve got to do is register via the contest app on our facebook page!

Win a Canon 5D Mk III or Nikon D800 from The Phoblographer and BorrowLenses.com!

#3: Church of Scientology Photoshops an Image, Internet Catches It and Laughs: Here’s Why

The Church of Scientology apparently photoshops extra attendants into an image of an open air gathering, and we attempt to reconstruct what exactly they did.

Church of Scientology Photoshops an Image, Internet Catches It and Laughs: Here’s Why

#4: First Impressions: Zeiss Touit 32mm f1.8 (Fujifilm X)

We visit a Zeiss PR event and try out the new Touit 32mm f1.8 mirrorless lens in Fuji X-mount.

First Impressions: Zeiss Touit 32mm f1.8 (Fujifilm X)

#5: Traps That Many Aspiring Photographers Get Caught In: Part II

Jamiya Wilson revisits one of our older posts and describes a number of traps that many aspiring photographers inadvertently get caught in.

Traps That Many Aspiring Photographers Get Caught In: Part II

#6: First Impressions: Zeiss 12mm f2.8 Touit (Fujifilm X Mount)

At the same Zeiss PR event as above, we also got to try the new Tout 12mm f2.8 lens in X-mount.

First Impressions: Zeiss 12mm f2.8 Touit (Fujifilm X Mount)

#7: Creating the Photograph: László Nagy’s “Nati”

Our ‘Creating the Photograph’ series has been immensely popular since we started it. This week, we take a look at László Nagy’s photograph ‘Nati’, and give our readers a step-by-step analysis of how it came to be.

Creating the Photograph: László Nagy’s “Nati”

#8: Useful Photography Tip #59: Don’t Let Images Become Orphan Works

After the British parliament passed a bill that might declare many pictures on the internet ‘orphan works’, effectively rendering them free to use (even commercially) by anyone, we give you some practical tips how to protect your work.

Useful Photography Tip #59: Don’t Let Images Become Orphan Works

#9: Photos of Epecuén Emerge After Town Spends 27 Years Underwater

The Argentinian city of Epecuén has been submerged under a salt lake for 27 years. Only recently the water retreated and set free the ruins.

Photos of Epecuén Emerge After Town Spends 27 Years Underwater

#10: In the Bag of Reuters Reporter Jonathan Gordon

We take a look into the gear bag of Reuters reporter Jonathan Gordon, who is a tech and financial news correspondent currently located in Hong Kong.

In the Bag of Reuters Reporter Jonathan Gordon



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