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With the introduction of mobile video streaming apps Meerkat and Periscope, stepping into worlds far detached from your own has never been easier. The apps allow for iOS 8 users to broadcast aspects of their daily life for endless periods of time, or at least until your smartphone battery dies. But unlike Snapchat, with Meerkat and Periscope spectators can view these streams in real-time, as if in the shoes of the broadcasters themselves.
Yet there seems to only be space for one dominant, prevailing app.[caption id="attachment_59672" align="aligncenter" width="838"] Illustration by Emil Rivera[/caption]
Startup Meerkat was launched—and embraced—in the App Store this past February, while Twitter’s Periscope was welcomed with less comprising, open arms this past March. Essentially, both apps seamlessly execute one’s ability to broadcast socio-political happenings, the simplistic dealings of everyday life and, of course, your photography experiences. Regardless of your connection to a person, you’re granted an unprejudiced peek into their world and their life.
But perhaps the striking variance between the two is Periscope’s saving of each broadcast for a 24-hour period after its conclusion. Allowing those who log on at a later time to share in the experiences of fellow users, Periscope’s forgiving feature makes up for its lack of noteworthy or celebrity users compared to those seen on Meerkat.
However, because each app links off the user’s Twitter account, Twitter’s owned Periscope allows users to automatically connect with those they already follow on that platform—a swifter, easier route in comparison to Meerkat’s diluted search tool and Leaderboard display. Additionally, Meerkat automatically Tweets—without warning, on your behalf—promoting your broadcast upon its start. Thankfully, Periscope gives you the option to Tweet out the link—something preferred by those with a more private social media presence.
When viewing a broadcast, both apps are similar. Each allows for a conversation strand to take place—Periscope’s being more visually stimulating with graphic, in-your-face blurbs, while Meerkat’s are a bit more direct and blocky. Both apps offer the viewer the ability to Like the broadcast while it’s happening, sending support to the broadcaster. Once again, Periscope approaches the feature in a more attractive manner, using fluttering hearts. Meerkat—on the other hand—simply hosts a button that—when pressed—sends a message to the conversation strand indicating your appreciation.
Sadly, Meerkat seems to suffer from many internalized glitches: abruptly closing when trying to access certain broadcasts and freezing momentarily when transitioning tabs. The Periscope experience is one of ease and efficiency; conducting cosmetic updates frequently, making the experience visually and dutifully pleasant.
Considering the above, Periscope is undeniably the option to opt for. But, as each newborn app develops a version compatible for Androids, we can bet more fine-tuned updates are underway, leaving us at only the start of this face-off.
Enter the Meerkat Manor[caption id="attachment_59673" align="aligncenter" width="838"] Illustration by Emil Rivera[/caption]
After giving Meerkat access to your camera, microphone and location, you are able to search—and follow—trending broadcasters and view your followers. After you select a few pages to follow, you’ll be given suggested accounts designed to please your palette. Likewise, on the homepage, you’ll find options to either stream a live broadcast or schedule a post to alert your followers of when you will be airing next. Lastly, you can click on a broadcast and follow along with the narrative of the broadcaster and the commentary of its viewers on the lower left of the screen.
Peek through the Periscope[caption id="attachment_59674" align="aligncenter" width="838"] Illustration © Emil Rivera[/caption]
Upon downloading Periscope, you’re encouraged to create a profile using your Twitter account. From there, you are able to connect with those you follow on Twitter. After following some familiar faces and companies, the three central tabs of the app can be found at the bottom of the screen.
The first tab showcases the broadcasts streaming live in addition to the last time those you follow were on-air. The second tab gives you the ability to broadcast the fleeting moments of your day, while the third suggests more profiles to follow. Most notably, when commenting on a broadcast you have the ability to share it to Twitter, whether it’s your own or another’s.
This article was originally published in the summer 2015 "Rock and Roll" issue of Resource Magazine. Visit the Resource Mag Shop to pick up a copy. The featured image of this post was illustrated by Emil Rivera. [post_title] => The Live-streaming Battle of Meerkat vs. Periscope Has Only Just Begun [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-live-streaming-battle-of-meerkat-vs-periscope-has-only-just-begun [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-10-29 10:54:28 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-10-29 14:54:28 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=59671 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 56526 [post_author] => 47198 [post_date] => 2015-08-18 13:00:00 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-08-18 17:00:00 [post_content] =>
Award-winning photography hosting and e-commerce service Zenfolio has become one of the leading tools for creatives to display their work in an online portfolio. Nonetheless, it appears that not all photographers may not yet be equipped to make the most of their online presence, leaving potential clients out in the abyss of the industry rather than in the palm of their hands.
The team over at Zenfolio has noticed this lack of marketing awareness, and began brainstorming ways to inform their users of insider feature—all of which are conducive to generating numbers. This thought process eventually led to the launch of Zenfolio Academy, a traveling international workshop designed to help photographers of all levels get the most from their photography website.
With the assistance of the Art Institutes and New York Film Academy, Zenfolio’s Marketing Technologist and Education Manager Justin Miller, alongside User Loyalty Marketing Manager Evan Chung, are hitting the road from Aug. 25 to Nov. 5 to indulge their consumers in routes guaranteed to maximize their creatives' portfolio experience.
“While we have great online learning options, we know some people prefer to have a more personal learning experience,” says Miller. “The Zenfolio Academy offers that opportunity; not only to learn about Zenfolio, but to ask direct questions and interact with other photographers in the area.”
The duo will be stopping in 11 cities and various photo-hubs such as Miami and London. Due to Zenfolio Academy’s limited time in each session, the team has narrowed down their discussion to the four most requested topics: website and portfolio design, workflow and organization, online marketing and selling, and maximizing your website for your business.
“We will be covering the basics from setting up your website to selling your photos,” Miller adds. “But we’ll also hit on other aspects of our tools often forgotten, such as mobile options available, using phone apps, and marketing tools for lead generation.”
Creating experiences like this is what truly sets Zenfolio apart from other online portfolio platforms. Knowing many of their patrons are not marketing experts (nor gurus in design), Zenfolio has strategized a method to deconstruct their knowledge on the importance of legibility and sleekness when considering presentation, making it a powerful solution for photographers of all levels.
No doubt, the tour speaks volumes to the company’s goal of uniting a community of both professional and aspiring photographers, giving creatives the chance to address questions and concerns directly with the Zenfolio staff, while simultaneously interacting with other photographers in their area.
Visit the Zenfolio Academy page of use the links below to register for a workshop near you.
ATLANTA August 25, 2015 The Art Institute of Atlanta 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30328 REGISTER NOW
MIAMI August 27, 2015 Miami International University of Art and Design 1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100 Miami Beach, FL 33132 REGISTER NOW
DENVER September 22, 2015 The Art Institute of Colorado 1200 Lincoln Street Denver, CO 80203 REGISTER NOW
CHICAGO September 24, 2015 The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago 350 N. Orleans Street, Suite 136-L Chicago, IL 60654 REGISTER NOW
AUSTIN October 6, 2015 The Art Institute of Austin A branch of The Art Institute of Houston 101 W. Louis Henna Blvd. Austin, TX 78728 REGISTER NOW
SAN FRANCISCO October 8, 2015 The Art Institute of California—San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University 1170 Market Street San Francisco, California 94102 REGISTER NOW
LONDON October 16, 2015 The Worx 10 Heathmans Road Parsons Green, London, SW6 4TJ REGISTER NOW
NEW YORK October 20, 2015 New York Film Academy - New York 17 Battery Place New York, NY 10003 REGISTER NOW
BOSTON October 22, 2015 Northeastern University The College of Arts, Media & Design 102 Ryder Hall 360 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115 REGISTER NOW
LOS ANGELES November 3, 2015 The Art Institute of California Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University 2900 31st Street Santa Monica, CA 90405 REGISTER NOW
SEATTLE November 5, 2015 The Art Institute of Seattle 2323 Elliott Avenue Seattle, WA 98121-1642 REGISTER NOW [post_title] => Zenfolio Academy Teaches Photographers How To Maximize Their Online Presence [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => join-zenfolios-nationwide-workshop-tour-to-maximize-your-online-photography-presence [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-08-18 18:08:51 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-08-18 22:08:51 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=56526 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 55730 [post_author] => 47198 [post_date] => 2015-07-15 11:00:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-07-15 15:00:40 [post_content] => As artists, our lives are considerably more hectic and demand legibility—especially when it comes to presenting our work to the masses. This isn’t always the easiest task, but with the right tools, it is, in fact, possible. Enter Format.com. With no coding required, their “beautifully simple” layouts make it easy to showcase your work, which gives you imagery the viable, necessary platform to boost your photo cred. We delved into Format's user base to see what noteworthy photographers throughout various styles and genres are advancing their careers with their ever-so clean platform. Here are 15 beautiful photography portfolios on Format that ever photographer should see, in no particular order.15. Peter Frank Edwards With a speciality in food/beverage and lifestyle, each section of Peter Frank Edward's portfolio showcases his specialties in an awe-inducing, yet configurable setup. Detailing not only his previous successes, but also his current, unpublished pieces, Edwards’ portfolio is what every creative needs to keep up with the industry’s elite. 14. Craig Fleming Fashion photographer Craig Fleming’s portfolio is onto something: with his eye perpetually on quintessential, emotive moments, Fleming’s seamless portfolio guides viewers along his ventures in the biz—from shoots with Vogue Italia to his behind-the-scenes motion work. 13. Ben Murphy As an architectural photographer, Ben Murphy utilizes his portfolio to craftily display his coverage of various stunning international buildings. Additionally, you'll find work outside of Murphy’s main concentration, showcasing his versatility with his still life and portrait shots. 12. Gaetano Cartone Gaetano Cartone’s portfolio is bizarre—and utterly impressive. The Milan-based high fashion photographer asks you to “insert coin” before entering his site, which indulges outsiders into his commissioned and personal work with a smooth image slider and a transparent category feed. 11. Dylan + Jeni With a sleek interface, Dylan + Jeni bring about their cross-continental documentation with tabs that lead to an array of series and wanderlust-driven adventures, from America to Istanbul. 10. Erika Verginelli If you guessed that Erika Verginelli’s portfolio is as light-hearted and cute as the children she photographs for magazine covers, you’d be right. Verginelli’s personality exudes through the interface’s framework, while sections such as “latest news” keep you up to date on her successful career. 9. Louis Garnier Louis Garnier displays his work in a way that allows his images to speak for themselves. From his underground music coverage to extreme sport documentation, Garnier lays out his dynamic images in a symmetrical mosaic, allowing viewers to swiftly peruse through his imagery without skipping a beat. 8. Jo Ann Toy Portrait photographer Jo Ann Toy's portfolio is filled with images of celebrities. From faces like Amy Winehouse to Cyndi Lauper, Toy draws users with provocative compositions and a distinct aesthetic. The slick design that contrasts the colorful, outrageous portraiture is sure to leave an impact on any user that enters the site. 7. Nikko La Mere When you have as an extensive career as Nikko La Mere, your portfolio should be nothing more than to the point. With detailed organization, enjoy her editorial and personal work at the mercy of a smooth horizontal slider. 6. Cowan Whitfeld By using category organization to simply present each of his books, Cowan Whitfeld showcases his wide array of work—from fashion to BTS entertainment coverage—in a super decipherable yet engaging manner. 5. Wenyan Qian Chinese photographer Wenyan Qian enjoys taking the surreal aspects of everyday life and making them intimate. His portfolio is reflective of that, as it utilizes white space to draw viewers directly to the imagery. 4. Tealia Ellis Ritter Tealia Ellis Ritter is all about the mundane and abstract. Ritter’s portfolio shares a similar aesthetic appeal, hosting her installation work and tear sheets from her published images. 3. Noah Abrams Noah Abrams’ portfolio makes you feel like you’ve been transported to the nonconformist world of a rock star, successfully keying together images of indigenous locations and live music and entertainment coverage. 2. Colin Douglas Gray Emulating Colin Gray’s portfolio would be no easy feat: his work is iconic and his portfolio speaks to its truth. Capturing moments in fashion, celebrity, travel and more, Gray’s work is compiled in a pristine, illustrative Format—pun intended. 1. Foster Peters For a photographer with many interests, it can be difficult to execute a concise aesthetic throughout one's portfolio. Luckily, Foster Peters has this seamlessly locked in, from high-intensity trackside car shots to photojournalism that calmly shows the beauty of some of the world's most serene urban achitecture. [post_title] => 15 Inspiring Portfolios on Format That Every Photographer Should See [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 15-inspiring-portfolios-on-format [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-07-16 10:03:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-07-16 14:03:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=55730 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 55608 [post_author] => 47198 [post_date] => 2015-07-09 14:46:51 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-07-09 18:46:51 [post_content] => We’ve all been in the position before: You’re scrolling through your Facebook Newsfeed and it’s drenched in childish, unnecessary posts from the grown up versions of the kids you went to high school with followed by 35 videos that you don't really want to watch, but for some reason Facebook has decided are perfect for you. You’re reading through the comments when you get a phone call from your boyfriend who is complaining about your lack of commentary on his latest selfie upload.This is life on Facebook: view the happenings of losers you’re no longer connected with and miss out on the somewhat important factors of loved ones.This was an unfortunate reality with no real solutions—until now. Earlier today, Facebook launched a new, more personalized approach to their Newsfeed. The social media platform is now allowing its users to prioritize certain profiles, trusting that this feature will grant its billions of users a swifter, more enjoyable experience. The social networking giant is also granting its users the ability to “Unfollow” certain friends from their Newsfeeds entirely (not really a new feature, but a new way to do it). This preference will tuck away all undesirable posts from that individual while offering the user—if need be—the chance to still check on that wretched person’s profile manually.Notably, the prioritizing extends past your friends, and onto the pages you like and-or follow on the site. So if you’re not the biggest fan of some run-of-the-mill photography blog, you can put them in the backseat while simultaneously asking to see the latest Resource Magazine updates first. It’s pretty genius.And for those of us out there that haven't found the Facebook page that caters to our every need, the new Newsfeed update offers page suggestions, matching our interests with both established and up and coming sources. Rest assured, you will now be able to wholly negate that one coworker’s incessant social media nagging, while making sure to never miss a beat from your bestie back home.As of right now, the new preferences are only available on the Facebook iOS app. The company has disclosed that the update will be available on desktop and Androids everywhere within the coming weeks. The future is here, and it is a lot less annoying.[Via Mashable, Images via. Facebook] [post_title] => Facebook Just Let You Personalize Your Newsfeed with Prioritizing Update [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => facebook-just-let-you-personalize-your-newsfeed-with-prioritizing-update [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 16:27:18 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 21:27:18 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=55608 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 55000 [post_author] => 47198 [post_date] => 2015-06-30 18:00:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-30 22:00:58 [post_content] => Lytro allows photographers unprecedented creativity and the ability to capture immersive photographic experiences, involving the viewer in a real, tactile way with its innovative technology. Lytro released its full-blown, pro-level camera, the Lytro ILLUM, which has photographers like Charles Maring, Nick Rose and Ron Haviv attesting to what light field imaging and Living Pictures offer. With light-field photography, the results speak for themselves. The ILLUM uses this technology to alleviate some of the limitations of conventional photography, introducing the ability to shift perspective, manipulate aperture and focus after the photos have been taken, while bringing new functionality, like the ability to create 3D images and animations. This allows photographers the freedom to tell the full story of a moment captured in time.
As a wedding and travel photographer, Nick Rose is charged with capturing memories that will last a lifetime. He tells Resource Magazine that this was his first season using the ILLUM and that he was not only astounded by its ability to tell 3-dimensional stories with a single capture, but also by the overwhelmingly positive response he received from his customers.
“With a DSLR, I am often using a shallower depth of field to make subjects stand out at the expense of some of the story from the foreground or background,” Rose says. “But, with the ILLUM, I am able to still keep that depth of field and then tell a completely new or complimentary part of the story in another part of the scene and let the viewer interact with this to enhance their experience.”
“I am always looking for ways to engage the viewer through aesthetics so they can connect with the content,” Haviv tells Resource. “Allowing an actual interaction between the image and viewer creates a new and potentially stronger relationship than traditional photography.”
Renowned photojournalist Ron Haviv has been using the ILLUM for some time now, and attributes his ability to engage audiences to the brand’s distinct images. Most notably, with the incorporation of features like Living Picture animation, Haviv finds that his images are granted a special dynamic.
Undeniably so. Lytro’s technology opens up a new world to photographers; one that is not limited by two dimensions. With its ability to refocus, shift perspective, create animations in post, as well as automatically convert images into 3D for digital and print, ILLUM allows premier storytelling to take place.
New York City go-to wedding photographers Charles and Jennifer Maring utilize the ILLUM as a selling point to their soon-to-be newlyweds. The pair finds the ILLUM key when pitching to clients.
“We have also started using it recently as part of our content marketing strategy on social media,” Maring adds. “We are always looking for anything we can do for ourselves, or for other brands, to create marketing content that is different and eye catching.”
[post_title] => Top Photographers Explain How The Lytro ILLUM Is Expanding Their Creativity [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => top-photographers-explain-how-the-lytro-illum-is-expanding-their-creativity [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-07-06 14:25:55 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-07-06 18:25:55 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=55000 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 54676 [post_author] => 47198 [post_date] => 2015-06-25 13:35:42 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-25 17:35:42 [post_content] => On Friday, June 19, The International Center of Photography (ICP) celebrated this year’s one-year certificate program exhibit “Tipping Point,” highlighting various mediums within the graduating class’s collective with booze, music and friends. Taking place in the hidden, underground ICP gallery space located on the corner of 6th Ave. and 43rd St., photography enthusiasts and New York vagabonds scattered the jam-packed gallery, perusing through the multimedia attractions, video installations and—of course—photos made by the school's finest up and comers.[caption id="attachment_54753" align="aligncenter" width="838"] ICP's PJ and GS 2015 final exhibit opening.[/caption][caption id="attachment_54756" align="aligncenter" width="838"] ICP's PJ and GS 2015 final exhibit opening.[/caption] Each wall, while portioned off to showcase individual recipient’s work from over the past year, indulged patrons to investigative photojournalism while simultaneously aligning themselves with works of fine art, provoking feelings of unease and inspiration. [caption id="attachment_54758" align="aligncenter" width="838"] ICP's PJ and GS 2015 final exhibit opening.[/caption] “Tipping Point is the result of a year of study at ICP and highlights a project completed by each student,” said Alison Morley, Chair of the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program, in a press release. “Encompassing an in-depth slideshow as well as multimedia and video components, the exhibition demonstrates the great diversity of students, subject matter, and media platforms that ICP students share." [caption id="attachment_54757" align="aligncenter" width="838"] ICP's PJ and GS 2015 final exhibit opening.[/caption] With artists of varied interests and age, works ranging from themes of police brutality to gender expression, and even the documentation of war were displayed, further emphasizing ICP's commitment to explore routes of experimental image production and technical knowledge when considering today's societal impact. [caption id="attachment_54755" align="aligncenter" width="838"] ICP's PJ and GS 2015 final exhibit opening.[/caption] “This graduating class is a special group of 76 artists,” said Marina Berio, Chair of the General Studies in Photography Program, in a press release. “From the very beginning of the school year, we were impressed by the seriousness of their commitment and their curiosity. They have shown an extraordinary capacity to work together in the classroom and to think in sophisticated ways about photography.”"Tipping Point" is now open to the public and will close on Aug. 9.[Photos via ICP] [post_title] => International Center of Photography Celebrates Its "Tipping Point" [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => international-center-of-photography-celebrates-its-tipping-point [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-06-25 13:35:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-06-25 17:35:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=54676 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 2 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 54472 [post_author] => 47198 [post_date] => 2015-06-22 17:01:51 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-22 21:01:51 [post_content] => On last Wednesday evening, Guggenheim Fellow Photographer Elinor Carucci presented her latest collection, The Effect of Motherhood, which explores the influence of her children’s birth on her editorial and commercial assignments. Held at the Conde Nast Gallery within the World Trade Center, Carucci brought forward selections from her archival work including pieces from her most recent monograph Mother (Prestel, 2014), each printed with the use of Ilford products.Captivating images of differing families--with struggles to each their own--hanged adjacent to one another, pushing forward this sense of universality within not only family dynamics, but hardships. In the end, this is what it’s all about for Carucci. After having given birth to her twins Eden and Emmanuelle, age 11, she became utterly aware of the hidden trials and triumphs families encounter. “My work originally came from a place of anger with media,” Carucci tells Resource. “We’re given [the image of] the Madonna and child, and celebrities who look perfect, untouched days after giving birth, and that’s dangerous and not right.” Carucci, despite being wholly aware that some people do have it easy after childbirth, finds it her mission to highlight cases that oftentimes go overlooked by media outlets and Hollywood, if not outright rejected.Just take a look around the gallery space. On one corner, spectators grasp a look into the lives of a family who have a daughter with Down Syndrome. Capturing a sincere moment taking place amongst the family, Carucci documents a grueling task, which almost every family encounters: baking brownies. After a seemingly successful batch, nothing seems out of the ordinary—and that’s the beauty of it.Families that struggle—with whatever hand they are dealt—face pity and are categorized as one sole entity within media. Carucci goes beyond that—whether that be when capturing this family or the premature birth of another’s—normalizing these happenings, showcasing their intactness.“My children’s birth made me really see everything around me,” Carucci says. “[Becoming a mother] makes you truly understand family dynamics and overall relations. It continues to deepen my visual understanding of intimacy and connection.”Yet, neither being a good photographer nor mother comes easy. Documenting the hectic lives of her little ones left Carucci snapping away at any given time with her Canon 1ds in hopes of cultivating derivative emotion into single shots.She explains at one moment, her children might take hold of the camera and capture something beautiful. In another, she may demand her husband to press the shutter as she interacts with the twins, disregarding the set-up of lights, getting to that essential moment of brilliance.It works for her, clearly.And without shock, the brightest, most proud aspect—when reflecting on her career thus far—has been photographing her children’s fifth grade yearbook. “Motherhood is very personal,”Carcucci reinstates. “There’s specifics to each family and I get to learn and grow from them with every assignment. You adjust and learn. This [family] is okay, this is normal, and this is complex. And it’s all beautiful.”Elinor Carucci: The Effect of Motherhood is open now until June 26. [post_title] => Elinor Carucci's Latest Photo Collection Explains The Real Effect of Motherhood [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => elinor-caruccis-latest-photo-collection-explains-the-real-effect-of-motherhood [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-06-23 12:59:50 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-06-23 16:59:50 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=54472 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 54182 [post_author] => 47198 [post_date] => 2015-06-17 13:54:31 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-17 17:54:31 [post_content] => On June 12, Canon hosted an invite-only gallery opening to showcase their latest exhibit From Light to Ink, which highlighted and called for a revival of the dying art form of printed media. With a nearing packed house and a continued influx of Pinot Noir, guests were welcomed with the presence of the night's guest of honor, legendary documentary photographer and Emmy-nominated filmmaker John Stanmeyer. Stanmeyer, whose continued support for Canon goes unprecedented, embarked—yet again—on an assignment from National Geographic to document the Central Asian Caucuses with his Canon gear earlier this year, displaying his abiding unapologetic will to both his craft and printing.Additional featured artists like Karen Grubb and Jacob Santiago shared in Canon’s mission to revitalize the printing industry by displaying images that have demarcated their careers with immeasurable standards by utilizing Canon’s always bewildering imagePROGRAF printer.“We’re trying to encourage the use of printing more because there are so many images being taken today, but not enough printing,” notes Santiago. “To see these fine images of art hanging on the wall is just amazing.”The Canon imagePROGRAF printer—which is stifling in person, trust me—laid center in the gallery space, validating the power any image can possess when brought to life with large format printers and supreme artistry. What makes these high-quality large format prints so unique is their ability to connect the viewer to a more significant level with each artist; truly indulging them into their world. More notably, these printers allow for artists to further capture beautiful imagery that would only be translated as sub par on a smartphone or computer monitor. “There’s a lot of talk about a digital dark age,” remarks Stanmeyer. “Here we are, able to physically see work that otherwise the world would not be able to see because of printing.” Stanmeyer continues on, emphasizing the importance of being able to view and hold images instead of having them broadcasted on distant screens, for these prints are imperative to our interpersonal historical documentation.“This is a reminder for all of us to embrace who we are as human beings and photographers,” Stainmeyer says. “With [photographers] as the conduit, we must be able to see [this potential loss of history] and change it.” [post_title] => Canon's "From Light to Ink" Exhibition Reminds Us of the Importance of Printed Media [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => canons-from-light-to-ink-exhibition-reminds-us-the-importance-of-printed-media [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-06-17 15:31:56 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-06-17 19:31:56 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=54182 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 54197 [post_author] => 47198 [post_date] => 2015-06-16 09:15:01 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-16 13:15:01 [post_content] => It’s agreed upon. Retrieving that one photo you took at that party eight months ago should be easy. It’s too tedious to stretch ourselves thin nowadays searching through our devices to find that ideal picture that correlates so well with the conversation you’re probably about to have in a few minutes. Our files need to be compartmentalized, and easily accessible. Enter Picjoy. As a photo organization app, Picjoy easily finds the photos you want, when you need them, all in a matter of seconds. Following a strict, overtly complex algorithm that detects—with exactitude—what photo you’re recalling in any given moment, Picjoy delivers an unrelenting process that is bound to impress any 21st century smartphone photographing fanatic. “We’ve all been there, mid-conversation trying to pull up a photo with no luck. Picjoy solves this problem so you never miss an opportunity to share an experience again,” said Zach Mangum, CEO, Picjoy in a press release. “The average person takes 5 photos per day on their smartphones, which means 2.4 billion photos are taken on phones every day. With so many pictures, there needs to be an easy way to reference the one you want, when you want it. This should not be a difficult task.” The app automatically tags images that are on your iPhone, and in your iCloud accounts, making it revolutionarily easier to find the photos that are on your mind, no matter where they are stored or when they were taken. Granted one’s likelihood to have multiple photography apps, Picjoy compiles all these images, seamlessly sorting each photo based on location, date and context. It’s that easy. Nonetheless, Picjoy’s true wonder lies in its striking features like Story Capture, which details selected photos with context, making the preservation of memories all the easier. Keeping your memories intact—especially considering the 880 billion pictures that were taken in 2014 alone—and legible is the crux to a happier, ease-filled existence. [post_title] => Picjoy is an App That Will Help You Sort Through Your Photos Seamlessly [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => picjoy-is-an-app-that-will-help-you-sort-through-your-photos-seamlessly [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-06-15 16:21:27 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-06-15 20:21:27 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=54197 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 54174 [post_author] => 47198 [post_date] => 2015-06-15 11:00:45 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-15 15:00:45 [post_content] => Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster 2014 film Interstellar showcased some of the most visually astonishing cinematic moments audiences have yet to witness in a theatre of any capacity. Particularly, the scene that everyone was talking about after leaving the theater involves Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) unnervingly wondering through an eclipse-like dimension that many seemed to believe was fabricated simply through the use of CGIs exclusively. But, to our surprise, Warner Bros Entertainment recently released an in-depth look into its man-made, gravity-defying realm “The Tesseract,” which may be deemed as a euphoric, multi-digital, repetitious scheme subject to speculation.After all, the Tesseract was an idea that Nolan and his creative team had little belief could actually be brought to life due to its ambitious scale and dimension pre-production. Attempting to create a space wherein a character could physically communicate through time using gravity is monumental, and overall a daunting feat that revolves around the technologically faceted environment that encompasses its subjects. Notably, their ambition spanned as the team opted for a physical set, rather than a swayed special effects-driven one.Structured as a library wherein McConaughey relives repeated memories shared with his daughter, the space is transformed with infinity boxed mirrored cubes which portray life in four dimensions. This gives McCongaughey’s character the ability to use gravity to manipulate objects across a period of infinite time.Warner Bros Entertainment extrapolates on the Tesseract, translating its awfully abstract science, making the realm legible to questioners. With the explained use of interior surface projectors and mathematical designs that further excavate immense light through a multi-level arena-like space, viewers are pushed to balance a degree of emotional clarity while simultaneously accepting a challenging geometric, massive set.[Via Colossal] [post_title] => Interstellar's Tesseract Scene was Shockingly Filmed Using a Physical Set [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => interstellars-tesseract-scene-was-shockingly-filmed-using-a-physical-set [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-06-15 10:26:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-06-15 14:26:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=54174 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 8 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 53602 [post_author] => 47198 [post_date] => 2015-06-04 16:55:20 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-04 20:55:20 [post_content] => Many newlyweds can't afford to hire a professional photographer to document their special moment, nor do they have the equipment and skill to execute the job themselves. Which is why, Photographer and Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally—who is well aware of the financial burdens that go hand-in-hand with a wedding—teamed up with Nikon for a free photo shoot for newlywed couples outside of New York’s City Hall.On June 4 to 5, McNally will be photographing recently married couples, granting them the opportunity to receive incredible wedding portraits as a part of Nikon’s storytelling campaign, I Am Generation Image. "It was a notion, an idea of mine that Nikon pushed forward,” McNally says. “It’s all about doing something fun for a couple who might otherwise not have a wedding photographer, but instead opt for mom and dad to take their photo—which probably wouldn’t turn out that great.” And of course, the production takes place inside the infamous, make-shift Nikon Wedding Truck Studio.From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nikon’s team of photographers, with the help of a beauty squad, will photograph any couple who wed at City Hall between June 1 and June 5. Today, couples lined up one after another to take part in the experience, with the hope of sharing it with a legendary photographer. “It was my first photography session ever and I felt a little awkward,” commented Anna Prezinok, who married her husband Dominic only an hour prior to booking their appointment with McNally. “But [McNally] was such a professional and so great—I can't wait to see the photos.”With his Nikon D750 and some speed lights, McNally finds the project to be one of reward. He notes that even when he isn't working a wedding, he still loves to photograph couples on their wedding day. “I love to witness all that emotion and I try to capture the exuberance of the couple. I like to give couples an open door and hope they walk through it," he says. "I'm a small piece of these folks' days... but they will still have this picture. And it's a special moment that I'm a part of." [post_title] => Joe McNally Gives NYC Newlyweds the Wedding Photos They've Always Wanted... For Free [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => joe-mcnally-gives-nyc-newlyweds-the-wedding-photos-theyve-always-wanted-for-free [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-06-04 16:55:20 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-06-04 20:55:20 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=53602 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 53136 [post_author] => 47198 [post_date] => 2015-06-04 09:00:48 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-04 13:00:48 [post_content] => Multimedia visual-audio creation app Generate announced Thursday the launch of a new immersive, collaborative community for its most active artists. Advancing their index’s top 15 percent of users’ experiences by actively engaging with them and their portfolios, the app is awarding their most loyal of patrons to a seemingly highly beneficial experience.And if you think that professional to mentor-like exchange is of the utmost note, the granted communication among the approximately 15,000 invitees is bound to strike even more of a chord with you. This exclusive group of users will have access to an in-app network, optioning them the ability to communicate at length about their work with fellow avid users, potentially receiving critical feedback from artists in their concentrated field of work. This connection—the creative minds at Generate—is intended to foster a furthered degree of visual-audio innovation. “By expanding the concept of artistic collaboration to a creative app community we believe we can help nourish budding talent and support the next generation of digital artists,” said Generate Founder Malcom Levy in a press release. “We hope the program will spark new collaborations between users and fuel creativity around the world.”Additionally, this limited group of engaged artists are offered advanced access to Generate’s future updates, alongside upgrades to Generate PRO, a paid version of the app. This will host five new filters, allow users to record images in high definition and have unlimited video recording length, while offering the option of having their work projected through Apple AirPlay.[Via TechCrunch] [post_title] => Generate App Launches Invite-Only Artist Community to its Most Engaged Users [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => generate-app-launches-invite-only-artist-community-to-its-most-engaged-users [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-05-30 14:38:32 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-05-30 18:38:32 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=53136 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 53412 [post_author] => 47198 [post_date] => 2015-06-02 09:48:45 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-02 13:48:45 [post_content] => Oftentimes we consume media without questioning where it comes from or why it was even made. It’s a rare moment—if ever—that we are wholly granted the opportunity to delve into the minds of those whose work we digest. Award-winning Dutch Filmmaker Bas Berkhout’s new documentary video series, InFrame, unravels that mystery by bringing forth the human behind the professional. The series—which is eclipsed by documentary shorts—examines the lives of particular artists who’ve used Format’s services—an online portfolio for creative professionals—as a way to propel their artistic careers into the foreseeable major leagues.
It would seem, by giving artists a new way to create, Lytro is quickly redefining photography. Maybe it’s time for the rest of us to catch up?
“As a documentarian, I’m fascinated by humans who try to give meaning to their lives,” says Berkhout in a press release. “InFrame chronicles not only the stories of creative professionals who have persevered to make meaningful work, but the characteristics and beliefs that got them to where they are today.”[caption id="attachment_53424" align="aligncenter" width="838"] Behind the scenes of the InFrame Jessica Lehrman shoot. © Jessia Lehrman.[/caption]
The first documentary short of the series highlights Brooklyn-based documentary photographer Jessica Lehrman. Lehrman, whose work has been featured in the New York Times, Rolling Stone and VICE, to name a few, focuses on the raw visual documentation of underground movements. Her work embodies motion, capturing the totality of events with single images. At about five minutes long, the video shows us the experiences that have shaped Lehrman’s life, from her upbringing as a nomad living out of an RV, to her tales of homeschooling by her hippie parents. Finally, we're led to Lehrman's shift from painting to photography, as she speaks at length about her trials and triumphs in hopes of inspiring others that any goal—no matter how unrealistic—is achievable if you have the drive.“Most art I'm obsessed with is because I am so in love with the story of the artist or the story they are trying to tell,” Lehram says. Yet she adds that the presentation of her work has played a key role in her success as well. "My eye for photography is one thing but my eye for design and layout is another. Having a clean and professional web presence has brought many clients into my life who probably wouldn’t have looked twice."
See more of Jessica's work on her Format portfolio and visit the InFrame page for the next video in the series. [post_title] => Uncover the Creative Behind the Professional with Format's Inaugural Documentary Series, InFrame [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => uncover-the-creative-behind-the-professional-with-formats-inaugural-documentary-series-inframe [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-06-02 09:56:25 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-06-02 13:56:25 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=53412 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 53262 [post_author] => 47198 [post_date] => 2015-06-01 12:30:03 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-01 16:30:03 [post_content] => Whether you’re watching a new release from the comfort of your home or the luxury of a theatre, you’re viewing the same movie. Sometimes you don’t bat an eye at the intense graphics induced by saturated CDIs, other times you do. Sploid recently released an insider’s look into the reality of Brad Peyton’s San Andreas’ filming—surprising some, snoozing others—finding out whether or not viewers would recognize the recent blockbuster without its special effects.Dwanye “The Rock” Johnson stars in San Andreas which—in comparison to other worldly recognized, overly computerized flicks—is mildly impressive for its seemingly minimal use of blue walls. Yet, Sploid’s video, as expected, plays to the hilarity of actors aimlessly screaming at disastrous events that were not—in any shape or form—actually happening.Following in the reigns of other cult disaster flicks like Into the Storm, 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow, San Andreas chronicles the demise of the hot spot’s foreseeable future, but with a considerable level of respect that deserves recognition. The apocalyptic-like film utilizes a substantial degree of practical on-set shooting in tangent with an astonishing amount of stunt acting.The overwhelming water take-over scene—that has been hyping the movie leading up to its premier—is undeniably worth catching a glimpse of considering its crushing reality. The reactions induced by literal and fabricated currents in sync with its “victims” happenstance is truly priceless—and in need of checking out.[Featured image via. IMP Awards] [post_title] => The Movie San Andreas Looks Ridiculous Without Special Effects [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-movie-san-andreras-looks-ridiculous-without-special-effects [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-06-01 17:18:49 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-06-01 21:18:49 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=53262 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 53239 [post_author] => 47198 [post_date] => 2015-06-01 10:58:33 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-01 14:58:33 [post_content] => Earlier today, the Morpholio project launched their latest app Crit, a messaging tool for architects, designers and artists. The creative team over at Morpholio found there to be an excessive need—specifically now when most image edits take place on mobile devices—for creative minds to have a platform to discuss their work while simultaneously obtaining necessary feedback amid the process.
Crit is giving your hands back to chat, making sketching and images part of the discussion,” said Mark Collins, Co-Creator of Morpholio Crit in a press release. “Crit allows you to truly bring your design network with you anywhere. As a platform, it is only the beginning of what we’d like to see happen with chat, collaboration and critique. Essentially, Crit was created with the idea that innovative collaboration should be accessible in all aspects of life—regardless of geographical and time barriers. It’s all about the ease that comes with the relaxed accessibility of holding a critical dialogue among business partners on the go. The app sets up artists of various mediums with the ability to have a formidable, single fused “design” discussion while examining the said image, making its looming deadline seem ever-so much more doable. The crux to Crit’s fortitude and beauty is found in its ability to stream commentary in a legible, direct route while viewing the image at hand. This mobile visual critique allows for competency and ease to occur, something many designers struggle with when working with compartmentalized platforms like e-mail.“We have developed Crit to provide the 'real time' missing infrastructure between designers today. It is an opportunity to bypass the friction of your inbox and move a design collaboration forward,” said Anna Kenoff, Morpholio Co-Creator in a press release. "Synchrony is key to the proficiency of a brand. Crit features tools like “Invite,” “Paper,” “Simple” and “Eyetime,” which assist in the organization of one’s project, continuing Morpholio’s belief that creatives’ deserve a degree of sanity like the rest of us." [post_title] => Morpholio Project Launches Collaborative Messaging App for Designers [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => morpholio-project-launches-collaborative-messaging-app-for-designers [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-06-01 11:02:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-06-01 15:02:02 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=53239 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ))