Zhiyun Smooth 5S: price, date, release date revealed

Gimbal manufacturer Zhiyun has announced the Smooth 5S single-handed gimbal stabiliser, with many enhancements over the previous release that are claimed to make it an ideal solution for larger and standard-sized mobile phones. The all-new 3-axis professional-level gimbal is packed with features designed to give filmmakers the creative edge in one small, highly portable package. 

The Smooth 5S is the latest release from Zhiyun’s Smooth range and offers a range of upgraded features that are more attuned to the latest range of mobile phones. 

The new gimbal is more powerful than ever and can cater to larger smartphones, offering superior stabilisation. New to the model is the ability to mount two modular fill-in lights to boos the already decent lighting power of the built-in lamp. 

This innovative light design enables a fast solution to boost lighting power in darker locations and offers plenty of control over the brightness to enable you to capture the video you need for your production. 

Other design changes include an axis alteration to enable a wider shooting angle and an intuitive control panel with integrated direct control dials and buttons to make adjustments and gimbal control quick and easy. 

Xin Wang, Product Manager, Zhiyun, said: “our creative tools enable content creators to realise their filmmaking goals and allow them to explore the furthest limits of their creativity. With its innovative features and second-fill light, the Smooth 5S elevates your smartphone into the perfect one-person day-to-night filmmaking tool. It’s perfect for content creators or anyone wishing to express themselves creatively.”

New fill-in light

The Zhiyun Smooth 5S features a new fill-in light on its tilt axis. This offers a 5,000k colour temperature, 90+ CRI and 2W rater power output.

The new fill light is in addition to the built-in 300-lumen light that has featured on previous Smooth models and enables full 360° all-round lighting for areas up to 15 square metres. This light will enable you to boost detail in the shadows and increase contrast adn brightness wherever you’re filming and whatever the lighting conditions. 

Unbreakable stabilisation

Updated magnetic steel motors powered by new algorithms help to provide shake-free footage for standard and larger mobile phones. The new wider phone clamp has also been designed to support phones attached with additional lens options. 

New levels of control

The redesign of the axis setup means that the Smooth 5S’s rear motors have changed position to enable wider vision capture. This additional freedom of movement enables extremely wide-angled shooting and therefore puts more creative control into the hands of the creator. 

The direct control feature on the grip of the gimbal enables the user fast access to options and settings and options to adjust and change parameters. Visual shooting modes and the round cap joystick enable easy single-handed control. 

Up to 25 hours of use

One of the big features of the compact Smooth 5S is the outstanding battery life that Zhiyun is quoting with the release. Taking just 2 hours for a full charge via the PD fast-charging USB Type-C port, the Smooth 5S provides up to 25 hours of non-stop shooting.  

Full compatibility with the ZY Cami App

As you’d expect, the Smooth 5S is fully compatible with the ZY Cami app and offers multiple templates, filters, music, transitions, and stickers, including:

  • Multiple quick-switch shooting modes, including PF, L, F, POV
  • Zoom and focus switch support and focal length adjustment via the control wheel enable entry-level to film professional dolly zoom effects.
  • Smart Follow – secures the spotlight for your subject. Remotely control the camera via gestures.
  • MagicClone Pano, Slow Motion, Timelapse features. 

Zhiyun’s StaCam professional app is an addition designed for dedicated video filming. This app has a simple multifunctional interface that will enable you to shoot video with a cinematic feel. 

Dimensions and weight

Dimensions 311 x168 x 52mm

Weight 660g.

Zhiyun Smooth 5S Pricing and availability

Zhiyun Smooth 5S is available for £169 from the Zhiyun or Amazon store.


USD 169, Euros 189, GBP 169

For the SMOOTH 5S combo, pricing is:

USD 219, Euros 239, GBP 219

30 Hauntingly Beautiful Abandoned Places Shared By This Reddit Community

Here are the 30 hauntingly beautiful abandoned places shared by this Reddit community. There is a Reddit community called Abandoned Everything, which is more than 1.9 million followers. This page shares “High quality images of abandoned things and places.” You can follow them for more haunting and surprising photos.

Scroll down and enjoy yourself. All photos are linked and lead to the sources from which they were taken. Please feel free to explore further works of these photographers on their collections or their personal sites.

#1 Railroad tracks in forest

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#2 Jet Graveyard

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#3 I was shunned from r/cozyplaces for this and told I’d be welcomed here. Sintra, Portugal

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#4 Found this beautiful tree growing inside an abandoned silo while I was exploring

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#5 SS City of Adelaide, wrecked off the coast of Magnetic Island

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#6 Abandoned Gothic church in Portugal

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#7 MS World Discoverer was a german expedition cruise ship. It hit a uncharted reef in the sandfly passage, Solomon Islands 29. April 2000

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#8 Old tanks left underwater

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#9 Abandoned house in the Republic of Karelia, Russia

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#10 Electric car company lot left to rot after bankruptcy

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#11 Abandoned Rail Bridge in Taiwan

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#12 This Hotel In Europe

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#13 Abandoned temple in the jungle

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#14 The Wyndclyffe Mansion

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#15 Captured Japanese mini submarine in the Aleutian Islands, 1943 and 2021

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#16 Tiny Red Car Deserted On A Tiny Isle…

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#17 This House In Nova Scotia, Canada

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#18 An abandoned magical place

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#19 Over 2,500 retired MTA subway cars have been dumped into the Atlantic Ocean to create artificial reefs for fish

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#20 Escalators stopped in time, nature takes over it

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#21 Long abandoned RR track

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#22 For more than 20 years, these handsome ships have been standing and slowly decaying under the influence of time. The only water they see is rain falling from the sky

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#23 Abandoned Library

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#24 Forgotten Treehouse in Redmond, Washington

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#25 Vacant hotel at a wonderful lake

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#26 Beautiful abandoned castle in France [OC] [Symphony of Decay]

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#27 Abandoned church in middle of forest

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#28 The last abandoned house that sits on an eroding island…

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#29 Inside an abandoned apartment building in Vorkuta, a city located north of the Arctic Circle in the Komi Republic, Russia

Image Source: u/Silverfrost5549

#30 Cracked and faded statue of cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov, the first person to die in a space flight, at an abandoned children’s camp outside Moscow

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Observation building, new photography blind to open Saturday at Wheeler | Decatur

The renovated observation building and new photography blind at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge will open Saturday after almost eight months of construction.

Already open is a new 5.5-mile hiking and biking trail east of the visitor center near the main entrance.

Work at the refuge began March 13 as part of a $5.4 million project paid for by a federal grant.

Along with building the 500-square-foot outdoor photography blind, which can hold 30 people, upgrading the observation building and creating the new trail, the funds will finance renovations to the visitors center. The center is expected to open next spring.

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Asia-Pacific’s Largest Photography Fair Will Host Its Inaugural New York Edition Next Fall

Photofairs, Asia’s largest photography fair, will make its debut in New York next year.

Event organizer Creo has announced the first Photofairs New York will take place from September 8–10, 2023 at the Javits Center, just next door to the Armory Show. Held in partnership with Angus Montgomery Arts, the fair will showcase photography, film, and virtual reality works, spotlighting about 100 international galleries. Exhibitor applications are now open.

“We have great admiration for the Armory Show and its long-standing track record,” Creo CEO Scott Gray told Artnet News. “Bringing the unique offerings of the two fairs together under one roof will be mutually beneficial.” The Javits Center, he said, is “a purpose-built exhibition center well suited to the requirements of galleries and visitors alike.”

According to Jeff Rosenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s photography curator, the city itself is likely to be receptive. “New York’s enthusiasm for photography is almost unbounded,” he noted in Creo’s press release. “This will bring new energy to the fall season in New York.”

The 2017 edition of Photofairs Shanghai at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Photo by Simon Song/South China Morning Post via Getty Images

Gray founded Creo in 2007 as the World Photography Organization, a company whose roster now encompasses the Sony World Photography Awards, Sony Future Filmmaker Awards, and Photo London. He currently also serves as CEO of Angus Montgomery Arts, which oversees India Art Fair, Taipei Dangdai, and Art Düsseldorf, among other fairs.

“Creo has since grown in scope, furthering its mission of developing meaningful opportunities for creatives and expanding the reach of its cultural activities to film and contemporary art,” Gray explained.

In 2014, Creo launched the now-signature Photofairs Shanghai. Between 2017 and 2019, the group tried hosting two rounds of a San Francisco edition, but gave up after learning it cost more than $1 million to produce.

Photofairs New York will organize exhibitors into four sections. “Galleries” will encompass all exhibitors chosen by Creo’s Selection Committee, comprising of international galleries, and the fair’s Advisory Group of international collectors—who will also cultivate an audience of buyers for the event. International fair partner Meta Media Group will expand the fair’s global footprint.

Photo courtesy of Photofairs New York.

Meanwhile, the “Platform” section will hold space for booths by galleries that have logged less than eight years in the business and artists aged under 35. “Screen” will showcase galleries working in new technologies such as VR and NFTs. “Film” will focus on moving image as a medium.

Since photography has gone from a technically specialized skill to a widely embraced medium, Gray reflected, “I believe there is demand for a new fair in photo-based works and new technologies, which really reflects current market trends and explores how we interact with digital culture.” Creo is looking to further embrace experimental practices and seminal photographers alike—and catch both seasoned and emerging collectors.


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A Farm at Eagles Ridge Wedding | Charley & Julia

THIS DAY is one I (and every other vendor involved!!) had been looking forward to for what feels like *forever* and so of course, when June 14th finally arrived, I was SO EXCITED and so thankful to see the most beautiful June day, full of sunshine, as the weather report.

Charley & Julia are the kind of couple you just love to pieces! The kind that make you so thankful to do what you do. The kind that is just sunshine in every interaction. And the kind that make your job REALLY easy because… umm… just look at them. <3

Thank you Charley & Julia for having me as your wedding photographer and for trusting me so much!! I loved celebrating along with your incredible families and feel like the luckiest to have been the one to capture your day. Enjoy a few of my favorites from your beautiful Farm at Eagles Ridge wedding! Xo

Vendor Credits:
Photographer | Caroline Logan Photography
Second Shooter | Vanessa Shenk
Planner | Planned Perfection
Venue | The Farm at Eagles Ridge
Floral Design | Petals with Style
DJ | 3 West Productions
Catering | The JDK Group
Cake | The JDK Group
Rentals | Treasured Events
Lighting & Draping | Shumaker PDT
Hair Stylist | Victoria Jo Lee Salon
Makeup Artist | MKUP The Beauty Studio
Invitations | Persnickety Invitation Studio
Wedding Gown | Posh Bridal
Shoes | Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaids Dresses | The Dessy Group
Groom & Groomsmen Attire | Coleson Fine Clothiers

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20 Fake Viral Photoshopped Images That People Believed Were Real

Here are the 20 fake viral photoshopped images that people believed were real. Viral Photoshop images are known to circulate and deceive everyone, because the flawless way the picture is manipulated tricks people into thinking whatever’s in the photo is real. Here in this post you can find few fake images.

Scroll down and enjoy yourself. All photos are linked and lead to the sources from which they were taken. Please feel free to explore further works of these photographers on their collections or their personal sites.

#1 Woman Squatting Like A Frog

One of the most recent viral sensations was a woman weirdly squatting on a tiny shelf. Turns out she only lifted one leg, which, to be honest, is still kinda weird.

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#2 Astronaut Smoking Marijuana In Space

It’s safe to say that Chris Hadfield is one of the most beloved Astronauts there is. His incredible vlogs from space answered so many questions about life in zero gravity, from cleaning your teeth to sleeping, everything is different in space. Although this form of vlogging is very one-of-a-kind, you shouldn’t think that this incredible guy would use any type of drugs while literally flying in space. In the real photo, Chris was actually just trying to surprise his co-workers with some Easter eggs!

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#3 A Guy Creating An Amazing Fried Rice Wave

One of the recent viral sensations was the ‘fried rice meme’ that showed a man making an incredible rice wave in his pan. This interesting photo quickly received a lot of attention online and people from all around the world started to send in their own photoshopped images of the rice wave. Unfortunately, the original itself is already a fake photo since the rice wave is a sculpture that is sold in a fake food shop in Tokyo.

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#4 Dangerous Pilot Selfie

This iconic selfie of a pilot photographing himself in the air was actually a photo of him when he was safely landed, but it’s important to mention, that even on the land, it’s a pretty cool selfie!

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#5 Bear Chasing A Cycler

Even though a photo of a bear chasing a cyclist will have a far bigger effect on you than a photo of a bear running through an empty street, luckily, nobody was harmed in the making of this photo. Although there’s not much information about the original photo, it is believed the photo was taken Yellowstone National Park.

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#6 Giant Skeleton Found

The internet is filled with photoshopped images of archaeologists finding huge skeletons that might belong to giants. If this was the reality, a new chapter in history would be open and we could consider some myths to be true. Unfortunately, no science or history museum has ever accepted these findings for one simple reason: the photos that show these skeletons are completely fake.

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#7 Picture Of A Dwarf Giraffe

A photo of a giraffe with dwarfism has been used online multiple times, although giraffes, like other animals, can have dwarfism, this photo is actually fake.

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#8 First Dab In The History

Although all of us would hope that the first dab was captured back in the 20th century, meaning this iconic movement will never age, unfortunately, this photo is actually a behind-the-scenes photo from the movie Dunkirk, shot in 2017.

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#9 10yearschallenge Against Deforestation

Recently the hashtag #10yearchallenge went viral with people from all around the world sharing their changes throughout the years. Some people decided to use the hashtag to warn people about the terrible impact we are having on this earth. One of the biggest environmental problems in 21st century is deforestation, and that’s exactly what people tried to warn us about. Unfortunately, the image that was used to spread the message was fake – the before and after photos of a rainforest cut down completely was actually the same photo.

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#10 A Photo Of Marilyn Monroe And Elizabeth Taylor

Oh how cool would it be to have two beauty icons chilling in one photo. Unfortunately, Elizabeth Taylor was photoshopped into a picture of Marilyn Monroe. In fact, this is not the first time Marilyn Monroe’s photos were photoshopped to seem that she is spending time with iconic celebrities such as Elvis Presley, James Dean, and even John F. Kennedy.

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#11 The Mustache Wasn’t Enough, They Had To Add Those Angry Eyebrows

The internet just loves animals, especially if they look weird or cute, or both at the same time. So there is no surprise that a photo of a cat with adorable mustache and eyebrows would go viral. Well, there is a silver lining to this story, the cat does in fact have that incredible mustache, but the eyebrows are a result of clever photo manipulation.

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#12 Frozen Venice

Venice is definitely one of the most beautiful places to visit around the world so there is no need to photoshop a photo of frozen Lake Baikal in Russia to make the place look even more stunning.

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#13 Magical Castle

This magical castle that probably most of us would love to visit or even stay in is unfortunately a combination of a photo of a rock in Thailand and a castle in Germany.

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#14 Cow Chilling On A Car

The internet is full of photoshopped pictures that just don’t make any sense and somehow we still manage to believe them. One of those fake viral photos was a picture of a cow chilling on a BMW. Well turns out, no car was damaged in the making of this photo since the cow was chilling on the grass like it was supposed to.

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#15 Not-So-Planned College Name Sign

Some time ago this famous image was an absolute representation of internet humor, the ironic mistake was something that people constantly shared online. Unfortunately, the photo was photoshopped so well, it wasn’t so easy to understand it was actually fake.

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#16 An Island That Looks Like A Star

Photos like this will definitely in spark you a great desire to travel. Imagine yourself sipping on a delicious cocktail while chilling on an island in the middle of the ocean that is a shape of a star. Well, unfortunately, such an island doesn’t exist, but what you can do is visit the moon-shaped island Molokini, located between the islands of Maui and Kahoolawein Hawaii.

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#17 Bear Chasing National Geographic Photographers

A photo showing a bear chasing a group of National Geographic photographers would send shivers down anyone’s spine. Just imagining being in such a dangerous situation is terrifying. But since we have already proved there’s no point in believing everything you see online, you can stop feeling bad about these photographer,s since the bear in the photo is actually captured in a stock photo that can be easily found online.

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#18 Einstein Riding A Bicycle As A-Bomb Explodes

This photo of an explosion was actually taken 7 years after Einstein’s death, so even if cool guys don’t look at explosions, this was definitely not the case.

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#19 Unique Black Lion

If we could make a list of the internet’s most beloved topics, weird animals would definitely have their place in the top 10. It seems that finding weird and unique species is something everyone thrives in, and although it is a cool thing to come across a unique animal, there is no need to create one with photoshop, or if you’re doing so, please do not try to trick people into thinking it actually exists.

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#20 A Kid Sleeping Near His Deceased Parents’ Graves In Syria

A photo of a kid sleeping near his deceased parents’ grave in Syria turned out to a piece of staged photography since the kid knew the photographer and the graves did not belong to his parents. Although this type of photojournalism is still completely heartbreaking it proves once again you can’t trust everything you see online.

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A comprehensive guide to photography business in recession:

Photography is one of our crucial parts of life, whether it is wedding photography, corporate photography, event photography, community event photography and a few others. There are numerous types of photography have been used for various purposes for years. As of now, after the pandemic that really affected the globe. People’s income was disturbed, and they fell into a financial crisis. Every individual suffered from that. Likewise, the Photography industry also heavily suffered, since every type of event was abandoned and due to that abundance photography business hasn’t been sustained yet. This was the first reason why the photography business is in recession. Another reason is that mobile cameras have lessened the usage of photography as was used to be in its early times, but times have changed. People like to photograph with their mobile and their camera output is outstanding. In this article, you will get to know how you can sustain a photography business in a recession which will really help you throughout the period. Let’s get started.

What is a photography business?

Photography has its own numerous types but in layman’s terms, it is described as “hiring a person for an event equipped with a camera and other essential equipment to capture pictures and videos of the event. You can pay the photographer per hour or event basis. It’s up to you and the photographer.

Is photography over during the recession?

Everybody knows that this is a time of anxiety and fear regarding the industry’s economic downfall, but it’s just temporary. Photography is one of the important industries and it can’t be shut down anyhow. So you should not be worried about this temporary economic effect. Although the scale of photography has lessened little a bit. But this is confirmed that AI and mobiles cannot entirely supersede commercial photography. There are some precautions that you need to take in this declining period which will help you to retain while this time and Hiring A Photographer In A Recession. Once the industry will rise again, then all the people who are employed by individuals or brands will see the difference.

Strategies to adopt in the recession of the photography business:

These measures or strategies should be taken seriously when you are going through hard times which will enable you little a bit to sustain for a while.

Reshape the payment plan:

In this world, money is the prime concern for all people. Whether it’s buyer or seller. All want money more and more. As this is a recession period, we will look into this, that how can we sustain the adjustment of our payment schedule. In this period, one of the top priorities should be, to facilitate the client by every means. People usually charge 75% advance and the rest of the money on the main day which doesn’t work out in all situations. The ideal payment should be that you charge 50% advance, 25% on the main day and the rest of the payment at the end of the event. This will help you to sign the deal whenever you get a client.

You should analyse your pricing. This didn’t mean that you offer services at an extremely low price, rather than offering services at a low price. You offer some new photography packages and suggest them ideas according to their event. This will playa pivotal role in signing the deal.

Be optimistic and work on your period:

Whether you are employed or unemployed, but this is a time to rise again, but how will you rise? You need to work on your portfolio. We know that you are a professional photographer, but there is always room for improvement. You have free time or if you don’t have, try to spare time and learn new photography tricks and when you complete the process of learningthe remaining things. Go online,there are thousands of portfolio websites, make your portfolio and publish your art on social media platforms. You need to be consistent in this process and surely you will get a job. There is a community sitting online, they see whatever you share. This may be a turning point for you.

Follow the people with similar interests:

This is a famous English proverb “Birds of a feather flock together” what does it mean? It means that if you join the company of people who are just like you, they think like you, and they love their work as you love. So, you are basically going to a company where all around you is just discussing photography or whatever you do. This will potentially grow and creates more opportunities. No matter if it is a recession period. When all of you sit together, talk together. You will have vast exposure towards the technicalities and opportunities. Go online and start following the groups of your interest and additionally start going to photography exhibitions and try to exhibit yourself much more professionally. Do all of this and see the difference.

Manage your revenue:

It doesn’t matter how much you earn, but it matters how you spend that money. Track your revenue record and begin to manage it. When you will get to know where you are spending money the most. Is it worth spending or not? Your complications will start to disappear.

What is the future of the photography industry?

The future of photography will be improved as compared to its today’s financial position. But it will take time to reach at that position. No worries things change as time passes. In the future, only those photographers will be successful who will fulfil the advance and improved technological requirements. The rest of the photography techniques will be considered crap.

Will photographers be replaced?

It might be safe to say that all the photographers will not be losing their jobs. But there will be a huge ratio of photographers who might be jobless because of not transforming their techniques and equipment at the right time.

If you don’t want to be one of them, then start learning new things which will pay you off in the longer run.

Photographer Cindy Sherman Joins International Center of Photography Board of Trustees

The International Center of Photography (ICP) has announced the appointment of five new members to its board of trustees, including renowned photographer Cindy Sherman. Sherman will act as creative advisor for the center’s upcoming 50th anniversary in 2024.

Joining the board alongside Sherman are Uzodinma Iweala, chief executive of the Africa Center in Harlem; Toronto-based gallerist Jane Corkin; real estate developer and philanthropist Robert Fribourg, of New York; and Wall Street veteran Jonathan R. Furer.

In an email to the New York Times, Sherman said, “I sensed that the organization, in asking me to participate, wanted to branch out from its more traditional roots and be seen in a broader sense of how photography is being used today,” she said.

“Everyone with a smartphone can relate to photography,” she said, “much more so than even 25 years ago, and that is why it’s more relevant than ever and why more people should discover I.C.P.”

ICP’s new Executive Director (as of 2021) David E. Little told the NY Times, in an interview, that partnering with artists like Sherman and executives like Iweala (who is also a writer and filmmaker) would help the center extend its reach beyond documentary photography and into the fine art world. 

Kenny & Becky | Caroline Logan Photography

They met in middle school… and according to Becky, she fell for him right away and “it took a bit of chasing for him to notice me, but once he did we were inseparable.”

And so their middle school relationship began. But when Becky’s family moved away, their relationship at the time couldn’t go the distance (they had *not* having their licenses to thank for that).

Years later, on Kenny’s 21st birthday, he texted Becky to say hello… completely out of the blue. They talked that entire night. A few days later, she was out with friends when she randomly saw Kenny’s face on a poster, advertising an upcoming event he’d be playing guitar at. Having just spoken with him, then seeing his face on that poster, she decided that was the sign she needed to go see him play.

As you can imagine, the rest is history… they hit it off and it was like no time had passed at all. <3

A few more years of dating later, and it was just before the holidays when Becky was slammed at work, managing three accounts from sun up to sun down. When Kenny got back from work, he told her he was surprising her with a dinner out to her favorite restaurant because he knew how stressful her week was. She was reluctant at first to go because of her workload, but Kenny managed to convince her. On the way to what she *thought* was the restaurant, Kenny pulled over and said he wanted to give her a Christmas gift. Just then, she noticed they’d stopped in front of their middle school. As they walked up to the school, Kenny started with “I’ve loved you since we were 13” and proceeded to get down on one knee and ask Becky to spend forever with him. To which she responded an “obviously yes” !!!

EVERYONE is counting down to this long awaited day in store, next summer at The Farm at Eagles Ridge and I’m so honored to be the one to document it all!! For now, enjoy a few of my favorites from their engagement session! Xo

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Interview With Nature Photographer Fabiano Dossantos

Fabiano Dossantos is a Brazil-born nature photographer currently living in Boston, Massachusetts – USA. In his words about nature photography “I’ve Always loved nature and being outside. Birds, animals, beaches, mountains, forests are an attraction to my eyes. Over the years, I realized that this love for nature, made a perfect marriage with my love for photography. The sunrise and sunset are a divine painting. Photographing nature is a kind of connection with our creator. I am a religious person, and that’s how I fell when I am photographing Nature.”

Thanks, Fabiano for accepting our invitation. Please read on…

#1 Few words about you?

My name is Fabiano Lacerda Dos Santos. I am 48 years old, married and I have two children. I was born in Brazil, in the city of Criciuma, state of Santa Catarina (south, near Argentina). Since i was a child i have always lived in an environment where family members worked in the construction industry. Today I live in Boston, Massachusetts – USA. I have a company that provides services in the construction area.

#2 How did you develop your interest in photography?

My mother has always been passionate for photography. She was a seamstress, but in her spare time, she liked to photograph me and my sister. She was always positioning us correctly, so that, the photo had a good composition. When I was 8 years old, an uncle came to live with my family. He was a professional photographer, and turned his own bedroom into a Darkroom Lab. That’s when my interest in photography started to spark.

For me photography was “magic”, where a piece of paper that was deposited on a tray containing liquids, which I didn’t know what it was, soon turned into an image. This was very fascinating to me. Since then, photography has always been something I enjoyed doing.

#3 How did you get interested in nature photography?

I’ve Always loved nature and being outside. Birds, animals, beaches, mountains, forests are an attraction to my eyes. Over the years, I realized that this love for nature, made a perfect marriage with my love for photography.

The sunrise and sunset are a divine painting. Photographing nature is a kind of connection with our creator. I am a religious person, and that’s how I fell when I am photographing Nature.

#4 What is that catches your eyes to produce such wonderful photographs?

The color, the shadow, glow, the combination of light and colors. Sometimes, I like to photograph what goes unnoticed, what not all eyes perceive. I like to see a beauty where it didn’t exist before the photo.

#5 Could you please share your post-processing techniques?

For every photo, a different situation. I don’t have a strict line of post-processing techniques. Most of my photos are edited in Lightroom. I always try to lower the highlights and shadows and increase white, sometimes color saturation for vibrant colors. That’s all, nothing too special.

#6 Your favorite photographers?

Sebastiao Salgado and Serge Ramelli

#7 One thing you have learned through photography, you would want to share with our readers?

I learned that photography is magic, is Art. We are not only photographers, but Artists, we create Art with what is already an Art. A different way to transform a moment in life into an image.

#8 What is the best compliment you received so far?

To be honest, it’s very gratifying to receive compliments, but the ones that cheer me up the most are when someone says: ” This photo looks like an Art painting”, or ” You should work for a magazine”.

#9 Any favorite photography books?

Photography essentials: A visual Guide. By Serge Ramelli.

#10 What’s your personal motto?

Beauty can be in all things. Transform beauty into Art, the Art of recording a moment in life that will never be repeated.

#11 Other than photography, what are your hobbies and interests?

I like to cook. Just like photography, I think cooking is an open window to invention. I also like to hike, travel and visit new places, but also to return to places already visited that attract me for their beauty.

#12 Thanks again for providing 121 Clicks with this opportunity to interview you. Any final thoughts for our readers?

Photograph everything that you think is beautiful. Your way of seeing the world is peculiar, is your way, not mine. Try to make something peculiar, something that is yours in a new scene created by you, by your angles, your compositions, because this moment will not be repeated. You have the power in your hands to freeze this moment forever.

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