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Super Resolution: An Incredible New Tool in Photoshop

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Cross-posted from Michael Clark Photography Blog. [By Michael Clark]  Editor’s Note: Michael Clark is an ASMP Professional Member. “What does this mean practically? Well, I immediately tested this out and was pretty shocked by the results. Though it might be hard to make out in the screenshot below, I took the surfing image shown below, which was captured a decade ago with a Nikon D700 — a 12 MP camera, and ran the Super Resolution tool…

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Where the Magic Happens: On Set with Mary Ellen Mark

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Cross-posted from The Criterion Channel.  [By Rebecca Bengal]   “When the photographer Mary Ellen Mark died in 2015 at age seventy-five from myelodysplastic syndrome, she left behind a vast and varied five-decade trail of portraits and documentary pictures, collected in twenty books and dozens of exhibitions, radical in their close, nuanced, and compassionate depiction of persons from all walks of life. Most of her work was shot in black and white and originated from magazine…

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‘We Had the Same Brain’ – How Pennie Smith Turned the Clash Into Icons

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Cross-posted from The Guardian via Open Culture. [By Rob Walker]  “She photographed the biggest stars. But it was the Clash she clicked with. Pennie Smith relives their first explosive US tour – and reveals how she took ‘rock’s greatest photo.’” “…On the tour bus the next day, Strummer chose the image for the cover of London Calling, the 1979 album that was to prove the Clash’s masterpiece – an exuberant outcry that is still regarded as…

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Aaron Rose, Photographer Whose Work Long Went Unseen, Dies at 84

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Neil Genzlinger]  “Spurning commercialism, he made thousands of one-of-a-kind prints that for decades he largely kept to himself. Then came a show at the Whitney.” “All around me I saw people who became cynical and bitter when they didn’t get the recognition they thought they deserved, and I wanted to be free of that,” he said. ‘I wanted only to do my work, for myself, without any commercial…

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These Are the Pioneering Women of Photojournalism

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Cross-posted from CNN via Deborah Gilbert / Develop. [Photo editing by Heather Fulbright, Rebecca Wright, Brook Joyner and Brett Roegiers, Story by Kyle Almond, CNN]  “Photojournalism has traditionally been a male-dominated field. But throughout history, women have made their mark on the industry. Yunghi Kim is one of them, and she wants to make sure her peers get the recognition they deserve. Especially those who started their career in the film era, before the advent of…

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Crew: Digitech

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Cross-posted from Wonderful Machine.  [By Jen Warren]  “On the set of a photography production, one of the most important people is the one who secures and processes the images: the digitech. It’s important to find someone that you can trust to ensure the culling and organizing of your deliverables goes smoothly, making the digitech a vital part of any shoot. Digitechs are tasked with managing your images in real-time as they’re being shot. They are…

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The Red Hand Files #138

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Cross-posted from The Red Hand Files. [By Nick Cave]  Musician Nick Cave’s newsletter is based on his answering questions from fans, many of which focus on questions of how to become – or be – a creative professional.  Cave invariably answers each question with respect and a deep understanding of himself and his art – which, typically applies to any kind of artist. “In Melbourne, in the late seventies, there was a beautiful blossoming of…

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“He Is Not a Photographer of Jazz, He Is a Jazz Photographer”

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Cross-posted from Magnum. “Guy Le Querrec’s lifelong passion for jazz allowed him to truly capture the febrile intimacy and idiosyncrasies of the genre.” “‘You reveal secrets about us that we didn’t know ourselves.’ The English saxophonist Evan Parker, a master of improvisation, once confided this in Guy Le Querrec. But hundreds of other jazz musicians might have said the same thing. Such a lofty observation demonstrates the extent to which Le Querrec’s eye – his typical…

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VIDEO: Claudia Paul on Working With Non-Profits, Her New Studio and More | 21 Questions

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Cross-posted from B&H Photo Video.  New York-based Claudia Paul has a wide resume as portrait photographer, documentarian, and educator, including working in Africa for NGOs.  “Portrait photographer Claudia Paul talks about working with Non-Profits, photographing the pandemic frontliners, setting up her new photography studio, working on personal projects and more.” VIDEO: Claudia Paul on Working With Non-Profits, Her New Studio and More | 21 Questions

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8 Photobooks by Contemporary Women Photographers

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Cross-posted from Aperture.  “From Justine Kurland’s imagined runaways to Deana Lawson’s dramatic portraiture, here are essential titles by today’s leading artists. Since its founding in 1952, Aperture has elevated the voices of women artists and published important works by female photographers, including inspiring volumes by Nan Goldin, Deana Lawson, Sally Mann, and more. Now, in celebration of Women’s History Month, we’ve gathered eight essential titles by today’s leading contemporary women artists.” 8 Photobooks by Contemporary…

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