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Because photography is not about photography anymore. It has escaped the confines of the traditional walled garden of the pros and the established. It is no longer about a few dictating to the masses what it is, what it should do, how it looks and how much it should cost. It has exploded, it has Read More →

The story behind the story

More than often these days, we see published, mostly in photojournalism, stories about the story rather than the story itself. Maybe due to sites like Emphas.is or Kickstarter who are repositories of photojournalist exposing their storytelling process, or the advent of more and more websites about photography rather than on photography, we are seeing an Read More →

When you look at a photograph, you might have two distinct reactions, usually never conjointly. You might find the image stunning, pretty, beautiful or you might find the image compelling, forceful, impressive. An image might appeal to your senses of beauty, while the other will appeal to your emotions. That’s because there are only really Read More →

In effect , photography is a tool for the blind. Because of our deep relationship with the animal world, our brain is wired exclusively to detect motion. In a natural state, we pay little or no attention to anything static because it offers little to no threat. We actually have to make a dedicated decision Read More →

They say that 95 % of communication is non verbal. This is the realm of photography. It explores and transports through time and space the world that resides outside the Word. Confusingly enough however, we tend to give much more credit, and emphasis, to the written/spoken word. Our newspapers and magazines spend more space on Read More →

It is because we compare that we are able to judge. A photograph is nothing more than a tool for comparison. When someone looks at a photograph, he compares the content with his real world information. If there is a match, many things happen : for example, the person will automatically add the colors if Read More →

A new camera is about to change how we think about photography. Or is it ? This camera, called Lytro, records the light field instead of a beam of light. Let me try to explain: Our current camera record light in one point regardless of its distance and crashes all the information in one location. Read More →

Watch this video : Pretty cool, no ? a 2.3 Gigapixel photograph that allows you to zoom in and out with incredible definition. The future of photography, right ? wrong.  This image actually denies the fundamental role of a photographer and photography. Let me explain:  The fundamental role of a photographer, whether a journalist or Read More →

Stop thinking about yourself and start thinking about your clients. Here and there, and almost everywhere you hear, or read, photographers and photo agencies complaining about this or about that. Their complains can be resumed to : ” But what about me” Always starts with “I “. I used to make more money, I used Read More →

If you have been like most people and keeping an eye on the world soccer cup, you might have noticed something quite interesting. Well, at least if you are watching it on ESPN, the US sports channel in charge of transmitting the games live. This year, at least that we have noticed, the cable network Read More →