Mimesis vs Abstraction

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Mimesis vs Abstraction, one of the key Holistic Photography concepts, briefly explained in a video and an infographic.

The Fujifilm 56mm f1.2 vs 90mm f2 lenses; which is better?

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Fuji 56mm f1.2 lens at f10 for 6.5s, ISO200 – Fujfilm X-Pro2 I preferred the Fuji 90mm f2 lens personally. But the 56mm f1.2 is more versatile. Your needs will define your ‘right’ choice. In this article you will learn the main differences between them, what they are like to actually use and be able to download RAW files and …

We Get What We Want

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Don McCullin photographed wars as it should be done; with courage and disgust. His and his contemporaries’ photographs from the Vietnam war soured public opinion and led to stringent press controls in subsequent conflicts. When his native England fought in the Falklands, he was the natural choice to go. But he was forbidden. Murdoch’s magazines didn’t have the journalistic freedom …

The Un-Holi Color Festival

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‘April is the cruellest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain’  TS Eliot’s Wasteland Fun and love – those cynical marketing buzzwords. Where they appear, so too does the profit-fed machine, huffing up dreams into a miasma of purple haze.  Those engulfed are happy, and comfortable, nestled in the artificial-fur-covered …

How To Sell 1 Photo For $35,000+ Online

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Want to make money as a travel photographer? Wondering how to sell your photos, maybe to advertising agencies and huge multinational clients? Every photographer wanting to make some money from their camera ought to take an introductory class to economics, not least to really hammer in the rule of supply and demand. Selling stock photographs used to be a profitable …

Fresh Faces 2014 World Final Modelling Competition, Barcelona

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For lots of behind-the-scenes photos, check out the English Photographer Facebook Page Recently enjoyed the honour of photographing the famous Fresh Faces World Final here in Barcelona. For those who don’t know, it’s a huge annual modelling competition that attracts aspiring models from across the globe hoping to supercharge their career in that competitive industry. Conceived by Andreas von Estorff, …

Pentax K3 Camera Review

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Pentax K3 Review – Ben Evans It’s not full frame. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s look at the specific features that make the Pentax K3 one of the best value cameras available in 2014. The Why I never considered getting a Pentax camera when I was starting photography. It was after their professional glory days; …

Godox AD360 & PB960 Battery Pack Flash Review

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Finally, a great value location flash: The Godox AD360 Witstro Review – Ben Evans I’ve been reviewing the Godox AD360 flash with its PB960 Battery pack and a whole range of modifiers for the past month. You may not have heard of it yet but it’s been rebranded by companies such as Calumet, Lencarta and Neewer. In short; I love …

The Camera Doesn’t Matter Until It Does

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Does my camera matter? No, the camera doesn’t matter. Well, not as much as it might. Photographers are paid either as camera operators or as artists. The vision is important, and the camera will only change how that vision presents itself. The more you practice, the better you get, and creating photographs is the best way to do so. Instead …

Fuji XE-1 vs X-Pro1 Review & Comparison

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[x_video_embed no_container=”true”][/x_video_embed] I enjoyed testing, and comparing the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1 cameras for a hands-on comparison. Opting for a mix of street photography in Barcelona, some landscapes and plenty of portraits, I enjoyed putting the two cameras through their paces. You’re busy; so I’ll cut to the chase and tell you that the Fuji X-E1 gives you the same …