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Tokihiro Sato, I believe. A site with his work is here: http://photoarts.com/gallery/sato/satoexh.html The specific photograph you're referring to is http://photoarts.com/gallery/sato/87.html


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Becoming a professional wedding photographer means running a small business, and that requires sales and marketing. Being successful means selling your services to a lot of potential clients. It has very little to do with making great photographs. If you are not a people person, if you can't sell, your business will fail even if you have the talents of the ...


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I don't know anything about the photo but did do a bit of digging on Google. Google Images has an option to search by image that returned the following results: Here This led me to what looks like an art auction website that is in German: Here Finally, the page did not resolve with the pictures, but it did have the alt text visible. Down at the very ...


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The best thing you can do is shoot a photograph of it, crop it, then go to google image search and upload it through clicking the small camera icon. Google will try to find similar pictures hopefully helping you to find the image. I doubt we can help you much beyond that with such a vague description.


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Great question - one of the shapers of portraiture was Éduard Steichen for a few reasons - He was a very early photographer ~ 1900s onward ~ consequently, he influenced later photographers simply because he was early. He photographed his portrait subjects in context of their fame / reputation / or in context of their work. He was a master of studio ...


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In my opinion you are asking the wrong question. First of all, you shouldn't ask questions of a professional that you would like to hire before taking a look at their portfolio. That is the complete opposite of what I would do. This is a rule, steadfast, true: Let the work speak for itself¹ Does the photographer have an excellent portfolio full of the type ...


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The Photographers's Ephemeris With this, you can pick a location on a map, and the app will show you the times of sunrise/sunset (and moon), including the times and a graphical indication of where the sun/moon will rise/set on the map, so you can plan shots. This has been a windows app that is now available on Androis and soon on iOS. This may be the one ...


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What rights do they give for photos? Rights can be a tricky and costly thing depending on how they have their pricing structured. It's often possible to end up spending more on getting copies of photos after the event than you spend on having the photographer at the event. What is provided with the cost? Similar to the previous question. Make sure you ...


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The Photographers's Ephemeris (as others have mentioned) is very powerful and a great app, useful for getting you into rough position for a shoot at the right time and place. However I find some astronomy apps can be useful also to fine-tune exactly where you are positioned in relation to a sun or moon soon to rise (or to set). Hidden Sky is one, you can ...


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"Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, The Image & The World" is a great book. Large prints, good quality and a comprehensive selection. Another book to consider is "Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century" which was printed to accompany the MoMA exhibit by the same name.


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Frederick Sommer Venus, Jupiter and Mars


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In general, copyright covers specific expression of an idea, not the idea itself. Also, while law does vary by jurisdiction, international treaties make this aspect, at least, fairly consistent. However, note that in practice, this covers a lot more than you might think. Note that for example specific, distinctive characters can fall under copyright, so, ...


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Many early photographers were influenced by conventions in painting that had existed for a few hundred years previous to the invention of photography (this is true of Adams and earlier landscape painting). For example, the photographer Julia Margaret Cameron was influenced by early Italian Renaissance painting as were other photographers from the mid ...


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The Serious Answer I'm going to answer this question under the assumption that you already know your way around a camera, and that you're not trying to learn the skills, but rather are just trying to build up a portfolio and get your name out there. (If this is not the case, find a local photographer and try to become that person's backup shooter. You'll ...


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The photographer is Anthony Goicolea (Wikipedia article). The photo you posted is the sixth in a series of 26 fairy tale characters ("F is for Frog Prince...") (See also partial collection of the fairy tale series on Tumblr). Goicolea is noted for frequently using himself as the subject for the photos (as in this photo; Goicolea is the model).


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I would say it depends on what you are photographing. If you take Joe Buissink for example, he is a wedding photographer and thus the awards tend to have wedding photography as its topic. A list could be this one on wp. Or The Huge List of International Photography Awards and Competitions


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Just a simple white background, continuous light + flash with softboxes, slow shutter and flash heads synchronized on rear curtain. When the face is visible: flash on the man + background. When body is black: flash only on background. So you get the blur from the slow shutter (+ low continuous light), and you get the shape burned in from the flash. You can ...


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Pretty much all you can ask for is: 1.DOF calculator 2.Exposure meter 3.Remote control of DSLR 4.Photographer's ephemeris Those are the main categories of useful apps that add to DSLR photography. I understand what mattdm is saying, and I think we do have more specific questions about the mobile platform specific offerings - but you seem to be asking ...


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All of these relate to iPhone: The Photographers Ephemeris is absolutely fantastic but pricey (you can access it on your computer for free). Alternatively there is Sun Seeker which is similar but less expensive or free depending on the version you go for. These apps can be used for working out the sun and moon positions and related times. I don't use it ...


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The Professional Photographers of America maintains a "Find a Photographer" directory of its members: http://www.ppa.com/findaphotographer/ The American Society of Media Photographers also maintains a similar directory: http://asmp.org/find-a-photographer Both directories allow members to post some representative images and both organizations are ...


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You could try looking on the "iconic photos" blog. I think I know the photo you're talking about and I think it's Jackie Kennedy in the photo (and the airline is Pan-Am). But anyway, check here... at the very least you'll get to browse one of the more interesting photo blogs on the web... http://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/


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My best guess is that it is an extremely highly lit backdrop with people moving in shadow in front of it with a second or two exposure tops. It feels like there is likely some photo manipulation and masking as well, however it is possible that these could be a result of the well defined areas being in shadow the whole time and the partial exposures still ...


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On Linux (and others) you can use gmic. It exists as a command line tool or as a plugin for GIMP. With the good parameters, you can "cartoonize" a picture. For example, you can make this : out of this : with a command line looking like this : gmic input.png -cartoon 5,150,18,0.7,1.5,32 -output ./sortie/output.png The values are respectively : ...


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It was Wynn Bullock and I think this was the book: Here are a few of the images I remembered:


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From a comment on a discussion thread at photo.net regarding the subject: According to a letter Sander wrote in 1925 to Prof. Dr. Erich Stenger, "I use Zeiss lenses, an orthochromatic plate with corresponding light filter , and clear fine grained glossy paper. I make my photos on 12x161/2 or 13x18 plates, enlarging them to 18x24." quoted on p. 108 in ...


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Let's see what photography is similar to.... while deferring to existing advice. Outdoor sport. Hiking especially. Advice for hikers should apply here. Some similarities to team sport too if we are talking about a hectic reportage situation (constantly in motion). Stage/Rigging work - when doing hard core studio setups. Health and safety advice exists ...


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I’m in a similar position (web dev/photog). Here’s how most photographers tackle this: First, remember that the web is dynamic, as I’m sure you understand. That said, nothing is in stone so your site will be constantly changing. Second, just build it. Use Wordpress. Even though you can code if from scratch... don’t. Third, its all about your navigation ...


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It is not inherently bad to copy an idea, though your actions could make it immoral. When learning, especially studio lighting, it is commonplace to copy images to recreate scenes. When shooting weddings, many brides will Pinterest a favorite photo or two and you won't get out alive without getting that shot. All that being said, one should never try ...


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Basically a fairly flat contrast curve, fairly warm color balance, and a bit of post including smooth gradient vignette (seemingly darkening the upper half of images more?) and some burning and dodging. The overall impression I have is "flat" and "warm".


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