Photographer Protected by Police Officer during Dallas Protest Shootings

As gun shots rang out across the city of Dallas protesters and police took cover. Some quickly used their phones and cameras to capture the scenes and spread awareness on social media. One photographer got caught in the cross fire and found himself taking shelter under the brave protection of a Dallas city police officer.
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Police Officer James Dylan Smith protects photographer Robert Moore during the Dallas march shootings.
Photographer Robert Moore was documenting the Dallas protest rally on Thursday night when he decided to find a different position to get his photographs from. Moore headed towards the corner of Lamar and Continue reading

British Prime Minister David Cameron Appears to Levitate out of Number 10 in Bizarre Photo

The British have had their fair share of shocks and surprises over recent weeks. If Brexit and its subsequent resignation spree weren’t enough, this incredible photograph captured by press photographer Peter Macdiarmid of a levitating prime minister will finally convince us the UK has lost its feet.

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I must go, my people… don’t need me

Of course Mr Cameron isn’t really levitating. Instead, and much to our relief it quickly becomes apparent that a common photography quirk is at play whereby an optical illusion between Cameron’s right Continue reading

Canon vs Nikon: The Definitive Crush Test

In the latest video in a long line of successful forced dismantling episodes, the current darling of the Youtube universe have done the unthinkable and crushed two vintage cameras. The reason? To finally answer that age old question of Canon vs Nikon superiority.

Watch the video below, or scroll down if you want to see the finished result.

This sort of thing can be difficult for camera enthusiasts to stomach, however unlike other similar camera destruction reviews we’ve covered before on Phogotraphy these guys were using non-functioning cameras and let’s face it, the chap controlling the press has an adorable accent.

So which brand ‘won’?

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LEE Filters Unveils new KP9 Aurora Filter

The explosion in popularity of digital SLR cameras with low noise capability has brought forth the Aurora Borealis revolution. It appears that some camera accesory manufacturer are also tapping in to that market

In the early morning hours, LEE filters surprised photographers with the announcement of a brand new product to their range, the KP9 Aurora glass filter.

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Photograph by astrophotography expert Mike Bolan

We had the opportunity to speak to Mike Bolan, Continue reading

Iconic Photo Emerges from the EgyptAir Hijacking.

Today’s winner of the ‘Photo of the Day’ award goes to… Ben Innes, the 26 year old British man held hostage by EgyptAir aeroplane hijacker Seif Eldin Mustafa. It’s one of the most bizarre photos we’ve seen on the news lately and epitomises the image of ‘The British Lad’.

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Ben is grinning wildly at the camera while looking relaxed with his sunglasses still on his head and his hands by his side while a hint of a faint smile can be seen on his captor who also looks pretty relaxed, especially considering he’s wearing a suicide belt (however this is reported to have been a fake belt).

It’s remarkably similar to photos you see posted up on Facebook or Twitter when Continue reading

Tips on Avoiding Problem Portraits

If you’ve ever struggled with shooting group portraits where your clients have different head sizes then this helpful video is for you! Taken from ‘Problem Portraits’ by Joy Henry F.N.Z.P.P.A. this short snippet from a pre-photoshop era shows you exactly how to create that perfect posed portrait with a only little repositioning and we think it is fun Friday fantastic:

And as you’re looking at this video you’re probably thinking, “Wow, Judy’s head did look big before they moved her!” and Continue reading

This is why Observatories are built on top of Mountains

It’s probably safe to assume that most of us understand that Space observatories are built at high altitudes where viewing conditions are better because the atmosphere is less dense. Sharp-witted photographer Rob Ratkowski created this clever visual aid to show how altitude makes huge differences to imaging the skies.

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Science explainers like Ratkowski often have to find unique ways to demonstrate certain scientific reasoning. Using photography and just his index finger Continue reading

Those Who Steal Photos Should be Stung by a Thousand Bees

In a rare break of persona, the satirical photographer Missy Mwac has launched a scathing attack on a popular Facebook page that stole an image and allegedly removed her name as credit. A photo of her as a child in the arms of her doting father.

“That’s not sharing, it’s called stealing”

The picture posted earlier this year is a grainy black and white vernacular snap from the author’s yesteryear entitled with the caption “If you don’t think photos are important, wait until they are all you have left.”  The message is especially poignant for Missy who lost her father early in life and helps carry weight to her ongoing cause of getting people to print more photos.

Missy, real name Lynn Cartia first found out about the posting made by ‘Smart Assy‘ this morning when one of her followers informed her of the social media faux-pas. In the video Continue reading

You can tell this Game was Built by Photographers

Christmas morning came, gifts were unwrapped and like many middle aged parents who find most joy binge watching a new Netflix series when the children are asleep I opened the brand new Apple TV box, a gift from my wife. We already had the previous unit however this newer model included the App store; another ingenious way of getting the zombie nation to spend more money. Lest I continue this droll sense of pain for it led me to discover a beautiful game called Lumino City.

We’re not a fan of spoilers, so if my enthusiasm already has you convinced head to the bottom of this post where you’ll find a link to the download options.

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Wait a minute, that house is a giant camera!

Within minutes of clicking through the opening scenes you’re thrown into a wonderful world that is so quirky and lifelike it has to be built by hand. In fact the entire city you begin to explore Continue reading