You’re Saying the Word Bokeh Wrong, Same with ISO!

These common photography words and names have been stumping the masses for ages. 

 

Have you ever been in a conversation with another photographer and you both end up trying to correct each other over the correct pronunciation of certain photography words and names? I know I have, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Fortunately, a new video from Gerald Undone goes over a few common photography words such as ISO, EOS, and Bokeh and tries to set the record straight once and for all. Join us after the jump for the video. Continue reading…

No One Cares About Your Camera. They Just Care About the Images You Can Create.

The truth about the world is that only photographers care about what camera you use these days. It’s nearly the end of 2015, and it’s more than possible for great images to be created with a camera phone, a point and shoot, and of course a dedicated camera. The world is less all about the gear that you’re using and instead more about wanting to know about your ideas and the photos you can create. There’s a bit reason for this; and it doesn’t have to do with the fact that photography is easier for folks to produce.

Instead, it has to do with the fact that photography and art in general is a language. But photography isn’t a language that can be spoken and expressed verbally, but instead it needs to be spoken and expressed visually. In the same line of thought: English is English no matter where you go. Sure, the British have many dialects, the Americans have many, Canadians have another and that just makes sense based on the area where one resides.

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VSCO Adds Localized Language Support to VSCO Cam

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When you use VSCO Cam, chances are you don’t really pay attention to the words. Once you know where the various sections are, it becomes muscle memory. It’s telling that in the editing suite, you see icons first before you see the text label (Exposure, Contrast, Sharpness and so on). Initially, VSCO Cam heavily relied on those icons to get the point across as it was, and is, a visually-oriented app, but as the app and its ecosystem grew, it needed to have more text. All of that text to date has been in English, which can be rough going for many of the app’s users, 80% of which are outside of the United States.

With that in mind, VSCO Cam is introducing localized support for iOS. Support for Android is on its way in several weeks. The initial rollout is small, but considerable with support for 10 languages: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. These ten (Chinese counts for two) are just the start. The plan is to have as wide a reach as possible. The Android update will bring those ten as well as Dutch, Italian Malay, and Thai.

The iOS update is available today.

Ian Knight: International Street Photography and Zooming With Your Legs

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All images by Ian Robert Knight. Used with permission.

Photographer Ian Knight has travelled around to many places in Asia and as a trained portraitist, combined photographing people with the art of documenting the everyday occurrences around us. While street photography isn’t tough enough for many, it becomes even tougher when you put language barriers on you and not always knowing what areas you should be in. But Ian adapts, and shares with us some of his best advice when it comes to shooting street images internationally.

One of his best points: zoom with your feet.

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