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The Clash of Palladium and Silver – Photography Article

September 21st, 1979. Forty years ago, British rock photographer, Pennie Smith immortalized the destruction of a Fender P-Bass guitar by Paul Simonon of The Clash on the stage of The Palladium in New York City, on gorgeous B&W 35mm film. Her soft-focus, grainy image with its blown-out highlights and development stains has been dubbed by numerous publications and music fans, “the Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Photograph of All-Time.” Ms. Smith originally considered her masterpiece a throwaway. It was only until…

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Is ‘Ali vs. Liston’ the Greatest Sports Photo of the Century? – Photography Article

I’m Martin from the All About Street Photography channel, and today I want to talk about the photo “Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston” by photographer Neil Leifer. I am going to take a closer at the story behind the photograph and why is this picture so iconic. The photo we are looking at is an iconic sports photograph taken in 1965 by photographer Neil Leifer with his Rolleiflex camera. It is a photo of the greatest heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali.…

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A Closer Look at the Iconic Cyclist Photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson – Photography Article

What’s up photography fans? It’s Martin from All About Street Photography, and today I want to talk about Henri Cartier-Bresson’s iconic photo of a cyclist, titled Hyères, France. I am going to take a closer look at the composition as well as at the story behind the photograph. If you are not familiar with Henri Cartier-Bresson, make sure to check out this video I made about his life and photography: What we are looking at is a black and white…

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Why Nikon is Failing in the Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Race – Photography Article

A few decades ago, Nikon was the number one manufacturer for high-end professionals. If you were a pro photographer who shot with a 35mm full-frame camera, you probably shot with a Nikon. Over the years, Canon took this position from Nikon and became the largest full frame camera manufacturer in the world. Nikon resigned itself to the number two position and this remained consistent for quite some time. Recently, however, we’re starting to see some major changes in the industry…

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Why Unsplash’s 1-Million-Photo Milestone Is No Big Deal – Photography Article

On May 30, 2019, controversial free stock photo site Unsplash announced that it crossed the 1 million images uploaded mark. That had much of the photo blogosphere up in arms. Many photographers hate Unsplash because it encourages people to give away their pictures for nothing — not even credit. But I’m going to argue that Unsplash’s 1 million photo milestone is no big deal — outside of stock photography, at least. I went down the Unsplash rabbit hole to figure…

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