Many World Press Photo Finalists Were Disqualified

Photojournalists are held to a higher standard—as they should be. It's a shame that so many photographers who should know better, don't.
By William Sawalich
World Press Photo recently announced the winner of its Photo of the Year competition (which you can read about at the New York Times via the first link below). But, as is so often the case, there's an interesting story behind the story. And in this case, it's the fact…

Stop Stealing Photos

Well now there's a web site dedicating to exposing these fraudulent photographers.
By William Sawalich
We've all heard of unscrupulous people publishing photographs without permission. This is what comes to mind when I think about someone who is "stealing photos." But there's an even more egregious type of photography theft, in my opinion, and it's actually perpetrated by photographers. Actually, maybe the perpetrators are just…

Affinity Photo, Mac Photo Editing Software

It's called Affinity Photo, and it looks to be a pretty powerful retouching program.
By William Sawalich
Just the other day I was wondering if Adobe could be considered to be one of those few companies that has almost no competition. For a long time, for instance, Microsoft was in that position, because virtually everybody—or so it seemed—was using a Windows computer. Obviously that's changed, and so…

Blair Bunting’s Super Parallax Commercial 

It's called the parallax effect, and it's really interesting how much it can make a still photograph come to life.
By William Sawalich
Blair Bunting is a heck of a photographer and a friend of the publication, so we're always on the lookout for the next cool thing he's working on. Well the coolest thing he's done recently is a Super Bowl commercial for National Bank of Arizona. Blair's not doing video, per…

A New View Of The Dark Side Of The Moon

The lesson, of course, is to make sure you're working to show a new perspective in your photographs if you want viewers to find them particularly interesting. 
By William Sawalich
Did you see the new "Dark Side of the Moon" video released by NASA? It's a neat video all on its own, but I also think it's a teachable moment. It highlights the importance of perspective for photographers. What I mean is, we've all seen the moon plenty of times…

Photographing A Mysterious Island Mere Meters From Manhattan

Christopher Payne specializes in documenting American industry.
By William Sawalich
I recently read something the sad story of Typhoid Mary, who was essentially exiled onto an island off the coast of Manhattan. This lead me to investigate more about the island to which she was banished (North Brother Island), which led me to a beautiful book of interesting photographs by…
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