Sani/Nation: The Surreal Grief and Loneliness of Quarantine

Creating the Photograph is an original series where photographers share how they created an image with lighting and minimal use of post-production. The series has a heavy emphasis on teaching how to light. Want to be featured? Here’s how to submit.

“I’ve never before included so much practice and rehearsal time for a series’ images,” Christine Ren tells us. We’ve featured her work many times on this site, and it’s always dazzling. “Justin and I spent at least 2-3 sessions of practice shooting at different times of day and with different lighting setups before we layered in sets, props and I brought Sammy in for her and me to rehearse together. All of that incremental prep I think also really shows in the final shots.” The collaboration between Sammy, Christine, and Justin is a result of quarantine. When you’re stuck inside, you tend to become creative. And arguably, we’re in a golden age of creativity right now. At least Christine’s series, Sani/Nation, is big evidence of that.

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5 Ways For Professional Photographers To Use Instagram Galleries

Instagram just launched their latest update and it is one of the biggest changes yet to the world’s most popular photography network. This new gallery post-type opens up a fresh avenue for professional photographers to tell stories and promote their work.

Need some ideas on ways to make use of these new gallery features? Well, you have come to the right spot. Today we have compiled a list of 5 ways for professional photographers to utilize Instagram’s new gallery post feature. Let’s get into it…. Continue reading…

Buried Pixel Wants to Help On-Location Photographers Save Time

Kevin Lee The Phoblographer Fujifilm XF 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 lens 35 mm 1-10 sec at f - 4.0 ISO 3200

A new Kickstarter called Buried Pixel is aiming to make location scouting much easier for photographers. It’s a gamification based system that uses a map and relies on the community to give tips about cool locations to shoot or to use for upcoming shoots.

Users upload images that they shot to the app to add contributions to the community. Using the map, members will be able to look at a photo shot in that location and read about how the image was created. EXIF data like the camera, lens, camera settings, lighting equipment, time of day, post production techniques and other BTS details will be shared by the most willing in the community.

The gamification process works similar to FourSquare–the location based app that let you check into a location and add tips until they ruined it by splitting it with Swarm for Check-ins. Instead, Buried Pixel will make you the mayor of a location, but instead call you the King or Grand Pooba.

If you’re a photographer that shoots weddings, portraits, travel or conceptual work it may be just the thing for you. Head on past the jump to check out their Kickstarter video.

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