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We Answer: What Is the Future of Film Scanning?

Tom B Asks: In May of this year, Hasselblad silently discontinued their leading Hasselblad Flextight scanners as future Mac updates will be incompatible with their color software. I’m not sure they really had competitors for quality (other than ancient, cumbersome and fiddly drum scanners), and it makes me wonder where this leaves the high end scanning...
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How to Make Your Portrait Subjects 100% Comfortable with You

Today’s letter is all about how to work with a portrait subject. Hey Mike, Do you have any advice for making non-models comfortable in front of the camera? I always have trouble getting people to relax. -Kevin...
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#CloudFree: Does a Modern Photographer Need Adobe Software?

My New Photography and Video Software Lineup ​I’m now the only photographer I know that is not using Adobe software. I just replaced my old copy of Photoshop with Affinity Photo, which is the best-known of the new league of PhotoShop competitors. I call it being #CloudFree. This is my story....
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Review: Masters of Photography Featuring Steve McCurry

When I was a kid back in the 1980’s, I devoured issue after issue of National Geographic at the library. I’d read them cover to cover, one after the other. I can still remember seeing his iconic Afghan Girl portrait, which is among the greatest pictures ever created....
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Review: Masters of Photography: Joel Meyerowitz

That’s what I said to myself 20 minutes into his new MasterClass offered by Masters Of.Photography. We rarely get to learn from the true legends of photography. And maybe that’s a good thing, because the best photographers aren’t always good teachers. So let’s dig in and see exactly what Joel Meyerowitz has to offer us as an instructor....
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Tutorial: How to Shoot Portraits of Total Strangers

 Have you ever had the bizarre urge to walk up to a total stranger and say “can I take your picture?” ​Yeah? Then you’re in the right place. You’re about to read over 3,000+ words on the art of creating street portraits, or what I like to call “the gentle art of photographing strangers.” My...
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The 37 Best Portrait Photographers to Follow on Instagram

Looking for new portrait photography inspiration on Instagram? ​Here are 37 accounts that consistently post interesting portrait photographs. They’re listed in no particular order, though Richard Avedon and Irving Penn go first because they’re the best… obviously! To follow ​the ones you like, just click the ‘Follow’ button at the top of each profile. If you have a good suggestion for this list, let us know. If I like what I see, I’ll add it!...
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