This week’s highlights from other photo blogs

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At her eponymous blog, photographer Amy Stein wrote about “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Sharing My Work Online.” Excerpt: “I fully support the proper attribution of images and have done so on my blog since day one. In the age of Google Image Search, there is absolutely no excuse for not crediting an artist. But, I’m also a realist and long ago I fully embraced the idea that my images will travel and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it’s mostly a very good thing. If someone is moved to share my work or inspired to use it to create something new, that’s kind of cool. I know the free flow of my images has certainly helped my career and I often tell my students to swim with the current and make their work as shareable as possible.”

Link: http://amysteinphoto.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love.html

 

 

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Lost at E Minor featured Sacha Goldberger’s “Before and After Shots of Joggers.” Goldberger “created an outside studio at a park in Paris called Bois de Boulogne and asked random joggers if they would sprint, pose for a photo, then come back to his professional studio a week alter for a follow-up shot: ‘I wanted to show the difference between our natural and brute side versus how we represent ourselves to society.’” The series made me think of Claire Felicie‘s triptychs of Dutch marines, as seen at the Lens blog earlier this month, and of the putative validity of the before-and-after conceit as a form of revelation.

Link: http://www.lostateminor.com/2011/07/26/before-and-after-jogging-photo-series/

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A monograph of Ruth Harriet Louise's work published by the University of California Press.

The Telegraph’s Culture section profiled “star maker” Ruth Harriet Louise. “As the photographer could transform a ‘pretty, frizzy-haired’ nobody into Greta Garbo, a nameless chorus girl into Joan Crawford, Ruth Harriet Louise was a force to be reckoned with in golden-age Hollywood.”

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/8652691/Star-maker-the-photographer-Ruth-Harriet-Louise.html

 

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Shots magazine issued a “Call for Work” for its autumn issue. The images must be on the theme of self-portraiture. Shots is, in its own words, “a well-established, independent and reader-supported photography journal currently celebrating its 25th year of publication, SHOTS Magazine reaches an international community of photographers, educators, galleries, museums, collectors and other fine art photography enthusiasts.”

Link: http://shotsmag.com/shotssubmission.htm

 

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David Schonauer of The Big Picture interviewed Matthew Rolston about his racy True Blood cover for Rolling Stone. Excerpt: “There are differences between stage bloods,” he says. Rolston acquired his  familiarity with the fake stuff several years before, while shooting a portrait of Jack Nicholson, who was appearing as a particuliary homicidal gangster in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed. (The character, by the way, was based on the recently arrested mob boss Whitey Bulger.) “What you don’t want is the stuff that stains the skin, because you don’t do the actors any good with that. They turn pink. Basically you want washable and non-toxic, because it gets all around their mouths, the way I do it.”

Link: http://davidschonauer.wordpress.com/2011/07/13/113/

 

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Among the people/entities I follow on Twitter is Photojojo, who tweeted a link to a piece on how Google’s image-search engine is now showing EXIF data, such as camera, settings, focal length, and flash usage, and exposure.

Link: http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2011/07/google-image-search-shows-more.html

 

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Photo by Tom Ryaboi. Courtesy Resource magazine's blog.

Resource magazine’s blog wrote about a new “major trend” called rooftopping, in which shooters take vertiginous photos from on high. (Maybe it’s photography’s answer to planking.) Photographer Tom Ryaboi, whose image is included in the post, has been rooftopping since 2007.

Link: http://resourcemagonline.com/blog/people-we-love-tom-ryaboi/

 

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And PhotoShelter presented part two of its “All the Photographer Promos in One Week to Travel + Leisure,” in which they look at all of the “good” promos that Travel+Leisure photo editor Whitney Lawson received in that period of time. “It’s a great way to see the diversity of design and content (and skill and talent) that you need to contend with to get on the radar of a major magazine,” writes PhotoShelter’s Allen Murabayashi.

Link: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/07/all-the-photographer-promos-in-one-week-to-travell-1.html

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One Comment

  1. Posted 08/08/2011 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    Before he could offer Ruth a contract with MGM he had to convince the other studio bosses that a 22-year-old woman was capable of working in a field that was dominated by men. Meyer Ruth Harriet Louise became MGM s chief portrait photographer and the first woman to hold that position at a major Hollywood studio.. Good photographs like good books or a resonant mellow old violin possess a soul .


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