Time's Top Photos Of 2012

The editorial staff of Time magazine has selected its top ten photographs of 2012. And while many of them are heart wrenching and troubling, they are also unquestionably important. These emotional photos include a child mourning his father in Syria, a Gaza morgue and the New Jersey coast after Hurricane Sandy. But they also include uplifting and entertaining photographs as well. All in all it's a collection of news photographs worth a look as the events depicted begin their transition from current events to documents of history.

http://lightbox.time.com/2012/12/13/time-picks-the-top-10-photos-of-2012/#1
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The editorial staff of Time magazine has selected its top ten photographs of 2012. And while many of them are heart wrenching and troubling, they are also unquestionably important. These emotional photos include a child mourning his father in Syria, a Gaza morgue and the New Jersey coast after Hurricane…

Caleb Charland's Viral Orange Photograph

Earlier this fall, amazing photographer-slash-science-geek Caleb Charland emailed me some samples of untouched images from a recent shoot he had completed. One of them was a tremendous photograph of a peeled and sliced orange turned into a generator for a small LED light. After a 14-hour exposure, the light's glow recorded on film, Caleb found himself the creator of a gorgeous work of art that illustrates a wonderful bit of science as well. This type of photograph—Caleb's specialty—struck an obvious chord, and now the image has essentially gone viral, popping up on photo and science blogs all over the world. (If you haven't seen it, check out the link below to find the photo at Boing Boing, including a bit of text about the photo direct from Caleb himself.) Since it's garnered such attention, Caleb is now offering it for sale in a limited edition of fairly affordable prints from Lux Archive. If you're as much of a fan of his work as I am, this one's a no-brainer. 

http://boingboing.net/2012/11/20/gloriously-illuminated-orange.html
http://www.luxarchive.com/products/orange-battery
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Earlier this fall, amazing photographer-slash-science-geek Caleb Charland emailed me some samples of untouched images from a recent shoot he had completed. One of them was a tremendous photograph of a peeled and sliced orange turned into a generator for a small LED light. After a 14-hour exposure, the light's glow…

Holiday Gifts For The Goofy Photographer

Goofy as it is, Photojojo is a must-visit web site for photographers. It's a totally indispensable gift giving resource, as far as I'm concerned. You see, Photojojo is filled with photography stuff for photography buffs, and yet almost none of it (or at least very little) is designed for DSLRs to make better pictures in the traditional sense. Rather, Photojojo is filled with iPhone camera accessories and goofy gadgets that help you have fun with your photography addiction. Whether you visit for a quick laugh or for the totally unique gadgets, you must visit the site this time of the year because it's absolutely the perfect place to get gifts for the other photo geeks in your life. Or send this link to your loved ones and tell them what you have on your own wish list. The Photojojo holiday gift guide (in two parts) makes photo gift giving a breeze. Enjoy!

http://content.photojojo.com/buy-this/photojojos-holiday-gift-guide-2012-part-1
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Goofy as it is, Photojojo is a must-visit web site for photographers. It's a totally indispensable gift giving resource, as far as I'm concerned. You see, Photojojo is filled with photography stuff for photography buffs, and yet almost none of it (or at least very little) is designed for DSLRs…

Pirelli's Humanitarian Calendar

In a past life I worked briefly (and just barely) in the motorcycle world, and I once got to witness the knee-buckling beauty of the Pirelli pinup calendar in person. This year, though, Pirelli has done something a bit different with its annual calendar. While it still features beautiful women in exotic locations, they are all fully clothed—and one of them is even pregnant. This year's photographer is not a traditional fashion or beauty photographer, either. The 2013 calendar was photographed by renowned Magnum photojournalist Steve McCurry, who spent two weeks photographing the models—each of whom is also known for her humanitarian work—in his documentary style to create what he calls "a calendar of the soul." McCurry, in my opinion, just might be the finest photographer working today. To get a glimpse of the master at work, check out the 30-minute "making of" video courtesy of Pirelli. It's a landmark calendar for many reasons, notable in more ways than ever in its 2013 iteration.

http://www.iso1200.com/2012/11/the-cal-making-of-new-pirelli-calendar.html
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In a past life I worked briefly (and just barely) in the motorcycle world, and I once got to witness the knee-buckling beauty of the Pirelli pinup calendar in person. This year, though, Pirelli has done something a bit different with its annual calendar. While it still features beautiful women…

Behind The Scenes Of Vogue

If you're a fan of world-class fashion photography, there's perhaps no venue more high profile and downright amazing than the industry icon, Vogue magazine. Vogue is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, and just the other day HBO Documentary Films debuted a new documentary exploring the magazine, its history, and of course some of the most iconic and important fashion photographs in history. A book by the same name was released in October, and like the film it's filled with behind the scenes interviews with fashion industry giants, including Vogue editors, fashion designers and even celebrity subjects. 

http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/#/documentaries/in-vogue-the-editors-eye
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If you're a fan of world-class fashion photography, there's perhaps no venue more high profile and downright amazing than the industry icon, Vogue magazine. Vogue is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, and just the other day HBO Documentary Films debuted a new documentary exploring the magazine, its history, and…

Help Bruce Help Sandy Victims

Bruce Springsteen's doing something pretty cool. Today's the last day of his contest to raise money for hurricane Sandy relief. For a $25 donation, you're entered into a drawing to win one of 22 original photographs made of Bruce throughout his career by some world-renowned rock 'n roll photographers—including Danny Clinch, Lynn Goldsmith and Annie Leibovitz. Oh, and Bruce will sign each of these original photos, too. Since your donation goes to a good cause, why not consider donating for a chance to win a great print? I just did, and now my fingers are crossed. 

http://www.backstreets.com/sandy
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Bruce Springsteen's doing something pretty cool. Today's the last day of his contest to raise money for hurricane Sandy relief. For a $25 donation, you're entered into a drawing to win one of 22 original photographs made of Bruce throughout his career by some world-renowned rock 'n roll photographers—including Danny…
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