David Schonauer

What We Learned This Week: Body Fluid Photography

By David Schonauer   Friday May 22, 2015

All week long we've been seeing patterns emerging in photography: We took note of a number of still-life projects featured highly designed tableaux that appeal to the obsessive-compulsive personality in all of us. We also saw more examples of women exposing themselves in order to take control of their own bodies. And speaking of bodies: Another trend we've been watching has to ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Apple Upgrades Its 15-Inch Retina MacBook Monitors

PetaPixel   Friday May 22, 2015

Apple has announced some changes to its flagship MacBook and iMac lines, notes PetaPixel. Improvements to the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina include Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad, flash storage that’s 2.5 times faster, better graphics, and an extra hour of battery life.  Availability: Now. Price: $1,999. That’s also what you’ll pay for the new 27-inch Retina 5K iMac, a low-end version that packs 14.7-million pixels, a 3.3GHz quad-core processor, and a terabyte of storage. Fstoppers  says not everyone is happy about the changes.   Read the full Story >>

Exhibitions: Chester Higgens's Hommage to Ethiopia

The New York Times   Friday May 22, 2015

Photographer Chester Higgins Jr. has traveled to Africa every year since 1971 as a way to meditate, disconnect and examine his life, notes the New York Times. One place that has particularly enchanted Higgins is Ethiopia. “It’s a great relief to step out of my comfort zone and live in a place for six weeks without having to worry about how people react to me,” he says of his experience there. Higgins’s work from Ethiopia is on view through June 20 at New York City’s Skoto Gallery.   Read the full Story >>

Trending: So Over the Over-Retouched Argument

DIYPhotography   Friday May 22, 2015

A number of photo websites have spotlighted an interesting essay from fine-art and underwater photographer Jenna Martin, in which she explains why she’s so over the over-retouched argument. “[T]here’s a viewpoint around the photography community, that too much Photoshop is a bad thing,” she writes. “But before we all start gathering our pitchforks, can we maybe examine this concept of over-retouching for just a second?” Of course, it all depends on what kind of photography you do.   Read the full Story >>

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