Community can be a powerful resource in promoting representation within creative fields. This is nowhere more evident than in the recent blossoming of communities dedicated to racial and gender equity. As part of our celebration of Black History Month, we looked to Instagram in assembling this list of community feeds dedicated to black photographers and visual content creators.
We started by contacting a few popular communities, expanding from there by adding feeds recommended by our initial contacts. We've organized the feeds alphabetically
A return to form, but don't call it a comeback. The 2021 MacBook Pros are the refresh that Apple users have wished for since they first got their hands on the Touch Bar and butterfly keyboards of the last generation (I think it's now safe to say that most people didn't like those changes). Now, with added power from the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, the current MacBook Pro is easily the best laptop for video editors.
Raw vs. JPEG. The debate has persisted since the early days of digital photography. With modern digital technology, in-camera JPEG processing has never been better. Across brands, some photographers claim to have switched their workflow to JPEG exclusively, forgoing the advantages (and disadvantages) of shooting raw files. Others shoot raw + JPEG simultaneously to enjoy the benefits of both. Of course, many shoot only raw images. With a week in Ireland to focus on photography, I decided to dive deeper into the raw vs. JPEG option and see if it
Adobe has announced the latest iterations of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, the streamlined versions of its immensely popular photo- and video-editing software. Fresh in the 2022 edition are a number of new, user-friendly editing functions powered by Adobe Sensei AI technology, as well as a handful of video-geared
Over the past 35 years, Sally Davies has photographed the streets of New York City with a mix of anthropological endurance and high style. But, despite her encyclopedic vision of the city’s exterior face, Davies became troubled by the thought that future generations would know nothing of the people living inside all the buildings she had pictured. Her resulting quest to photograph and interview New York residents in the spaces they call home “had wings right from the first day,” as she describes it—with people of different races, genders,
For a Kansas-born Midwesterner, Austin Gilmore’s resume reads more like a “What do you want to be when you grow up?” wish list than an actual CV. His job history includes time as a TV and movie producer, actor, animator, author, board game designer, toy maker, and art director—just to name a few. He helped create the Emmy-winning TV miniseries, Hatfields & McCoys, produced the New York Times bestseller, The Explorers Guild, and toured the world as a band documentarian. On top of all that, Gilmore is a wildly talented illustrator. His new
The term “pixel peeping” might be a product of the digital age, but the concept of critically eyeballing the details of a photograph go way back to the earliest days of photography. Back when film was king, the only way to “zoom in” to see exactly how good your lens-focusing skills were was to view your transparencies and negatives through a loupe.
During the heyday of film photography, the most popular loupes were manufactured by Schneider
Esther JuLee and Jacob Fu started Local Adventurer with the goal of moving to a new city each year and sharing their discoveries in a visual feast, while engaging a dedicated audience in the process. In fewer than 10 years, their creative efforts have expanded into a veritable cottage industry of content, earning them more than 350,000 unique visitors monthly, 99K YouTube followers, a stellar list of brand partnerships, and more. Given these stats and their super-informative bucket lists, we’re
With many people moving to working from home indefinitely, there are new hurdles to overcome in terms of efficiency and security, especially regarding file sharing for photographers, videographers, and other content creators in general. Working in an office space or other professional environment often included access to a variety of tools one might take for granted, including secure networks and the ability to share files with people locally with little regard to any potential mishaps. With remote work happening now more than ever, a solid
Even when you’re photographing distant landscapes with wide-angle lenses, you may notice that the image doesn’t look as sharp as you thought it would. Or perhaps some objects are tack sharp, but as you look farther into the foreground or background, it loses some of that detail. One solution is to use a technique known as focus stacking to ensure your images are as sharp as possible throughout the entire image.
What Is Focus Stacking?
A popular technique for macro and product photography, focus stacking is a technique in which multiple images
As a beginner, one of the most daunting aspects of photography has to be figuring out how to achieve the exact image you have in mind. It’s tough enough to get the shot, but then editing opens up a whole additional world of possibilities, which can be pretty intimidating from the get-go. Luckily, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021 is a friendly and intuitive tool that takes a lot of the guesswork out of editing and helps you develop skills
There is no better example of the inspirational saying, “If you can see it, you can be it,” than in the grassroots efforts of the community-based arts program Newburgh Community Photo Project (NCPP). Founded in 2017 by photographer, educator, and community activist Vincent Cianni, NCPP teaches photography and related media to an underserved population of Newburgh youth, with a goal to explore critical social justice issues directly related to participants’ lives and community.
In our second story on notable youth photo programs, Cianni
Adobe has announced major updates to two of its most popular consumer photo and video editing programs—Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021 and Adobe Premiere Elements 2021. More than a refresh of old tricks, both of these editing programs incorporate the streamlined editing and organizational capabilities of Adobe Sensei and feature
Photographers generally don’t agree on much. Sony, Nikon, or Canon? If you ask three different photographers, you’ll get three different answers. Color or black-and-white? Film or digital? The debates go on and on. But there’s one thing almost everyone can agree on, and that is that a good photo is a sharp photo. If there’s one immutable truth in the photography lexicon, that may be it. And, many of us will go through great lengths to get the sharpest photo, whether it was captured that way to begin with, or not.
The truth is, due to huge