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Portrait Battle: 4 Photographers Shoot the Same Model

Photographers Jessica Kobeissi, Irene Rudnyk, and Ruby James are back again with another photo challenge. And this time they’ve invited photographer Derrick Freske to join in on the fun.

As with the group’s previous competition, each photographer was tasked with picking one outfit and location for model Liberty Netuschil for everyone to shoot, resulting in 4 scenarios and 16 final photos. The time limit was 5 minutes on each shot.

Here are the resulting photos from each scenario, and each one has a poll for you to select the winning photographer:

Scenario #1: Pink Skirt (Ruby’s Pick)

Jessica:

Irene:

Ruby:

Derrick:


Scenario #2: Balloons (Jessica’s Pick)

Jessica:

Irene:

Ruby:

Derrick:


Scenario #3: Dress (Irene’s Pick)

Jessica:

Irene:

Ruby:

Derrick:


Scenario #4: Basketball (Derrick’s Pick)

Jessica:

Irene:

Ruby:

Derrick:



And now the final vote: who shot the strongest collection of portraits across the four scenarios?


Portrait Battle: 3 Photographers Shoot the Same Model

After seeing Canon’s viral video of 6 photographers shooting portraits of 1 man, photographers Jessica Kobeissi, Irene Rudnyk, and Ruby James decided to do a portrait challenge of their own.

For their challenge, shown in the 6-minute video above, the photographers each shot three portraits of model Azizi Donnelly. Each photographer could choose the outfit, styling, and location of one of the portraits. The 3 photographers would then receive 5 minutes to create the best portrait they could with that chosen outfit/styling/location combo.

Here are the resulting photos from the 3 scenarios. There’s a poll for you to select the winner of each one:

Scenario #1

Jessica:

Irene:

Ruby:


Scenario #2

Jessica:

Irene:

Ruby:


Scenario #3

Jessica:

Irene:

Ruby:



Who do you think shot the strongest set of portraits overall from the three scenarios?


iPhone 7 vs Leica M9-P: A Side-by-Side Photo Comparison

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How does the camera quality of Apple’s latest flagship smartphone compare to Leica’s high-end digital rangefinders? Respected Japanese street photographer Shin Noguchi decided to find out by shooting the same scenes and then comparing them side-by-side.

In the image below, the left half was captured by an iPhone 7 camera and the right half was shot with a Leica M9-P with a Leica Summicron lens — a camera kit worth over $9,000.

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Here are the two shots by themselves:

Apple iPhone 7 (RAW)
Apple iPhone 7 (RAW)
Leica M9-P with Summicron 35mm f/2 (RAW)
Leica M9-P with Summicron 35mm f/2 (RAW)

Here are some crop comparisons from the two shots showing the details in the frames:

iPhone 7 (left) versus Leica M9-P (right)
iPhone 7 (left) versus Leica M9-P (right)

“The iPhone 7 is the best 1/3″ sensor camera, nothing more, nothing less,” Noguchi writes. He says he loves his Leica M digital rangefinders, but he’s blown away by the photo quality that is appearing in the latest smartphones.

Noguchi is a widely published and exhibited street photographer who has been featured and interviewed by Leica’s official blog. You can find more of his work on his website and Tumblr.


Image credits: Photographs by Shin Noguchi and used with permission

Apple: FBI Could Force Us to Turn On iPhone Cameras for Spying

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Could your smartphone camera one day be turned on and used by the government for surveillance? That’s what Apple is warning the public about as it continues to battle the FBI in court.

Apple has been in a highly publicized legal battle with the FBI, which is demanding that Apple help bypass the security features of the iPhone 5C that was owned by the gunman in the 2015 San Bernardino attack. Apple has refused, saying that complying would set a dangerous precedent that could open up back doors into its popular smartphones.

In addition to permanently reducing the security of phones, it would only be a matter of time before the government forces Apple to turn on iPhone cameras and microphones to spy on people, Apple says.

“Someday they will want [Apple] to turn on [a user’s] camera or microphone,” says Apple head of services Eddy Cue in an interview with Univision. “We can’t do that now, but what if we’re forced to do that?”

“Where will this stop? In a divorce case? In an immigration case? In a tax case? Some day, someone will be able to turn on a phone’s microphone. That should not happen in this country.”

“What they want is to give them a key to the back door of your house, and we don’t have the key. Since we don’t have the key, they want us to change the lock,” Cue says as a metaphor for the ongoing dispute.

Apple and the FBI will be meeting in federal court later this month. Backing Apple in the fight is a host of notable tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter.

(via Univision via The Guardian)


Image credits: Header illustration based on photo by Allen Lai

Dual Pixel AF Battle: Canon 70D Versus Samsung Galaxy S7

The Canon 70D DSLR and the new Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone camera both feature “dual pixel” autofocus, which uses most or all of the sensor’s pixels for phase detection AF. But how do the two devices compare head-to-head?

The Thai gear reviewer C Biz Online just uploaded this (unintentionally?) humorous video showing the relative focusing speeds with subjects moving around in the frame. The tester moves both his body and a calculator in different directions to see how quickly the cameras can re-achieve focus.

As you can see, the Galaxy S7’s AF performance is pretty impressive.

Three Photographers Go Head-to-Head in Capturing ‘Intimacy’ with Strangers in 20 Minutes

Every year at the Gulf Photo Plus photography festival in Dubai, attendees are treated to a special event called the GPP ShootOut. Called the “most exciting hour in the photography world” by David Hobby, the event pits famous photographers head-to-head in creating the best photo they can on the spot. It’s a freestyle battle for imaging.

You can watch this year’s GPP ShootOut 2015 in the 18-minute video above, which shows photographers Sara Lando, Ryan Brenizer and Joel Grimes battling each other with their eyes, minds, and camera gear.

This year’s challenge: the photographers were asked to find two complete strangers in the audience and shoot a photograph with the theme “intimacy” without any touching or nudity. They were also given just 20 minutes to plan, shoot, edit, retouch, and present their results — all while giving their running commentary along the way to share their thought process.

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You can watch ShootOut events from previous Gulf Photo Plus festivals here.

Three Photographers Go Head-to-Head in Capturing ‘Intimacy’ with Strangers in 20 Minutes

Every year at the Gulf Photo Plus photography festival in Dubai, attendees are treated to a special event called the GPP ShootOut. Called the “most exciting hour in the photography world” by David Hobby, the event pits famous photographers head-to-head in creating the best photo they can on the spot. It’s a freestyle battle for imaging.

You can watch this year’s GPP ShootOut 2015 in the 18-minute video above, which shows photographers Sara Lando, Ryan Brenizer and Joel Grimes battling each other with their eyes, minds, and camera gear.

This year’s challenge: the photographers were asked to find two complete strangers in the audience and shoot a photograph with the theme “intimacy” without any touching or nudity. They were also given just 20 minutes to plan, shoot, edit, retouch, and present their results — all while giving their running commentary along the way to share their thought process.

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You can watch ShootOut events from previous Gulf Photo Plus festivals here.