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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?


Student’s iPhone 6s Photo Makes the Finals of NatGeo Photo Competition

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A grad student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong is receiving some recognition and praise from National Geographic itself this week … over an iPhone photo.

Kira Waison Lee is currently pursuing a degree in Japanese studies, but when he’s not studying or going to class, he’s taking pictures. That’s how, almost by accident, he captured this photo of his friend standing in the street after a rain shower, flipped it, and created something surreal.

He’s calling it, “Girl Who Travels Through Time And Space.”

The photo is gorgeous, earning Lee a spot in the finals of the National Geographic International Photo Contest 2016 in the People category. The award ceremony was held November 26th, and he tells PetaPixel he ultimately placed third runner up in the category, which is quite an achievement when you consider the number of entries (1191 in the People category alone) and the fact that the shot was taken with a smartphone,

Kudos to Lee for capturing such an artistically profound snapshot.

(via DigitalRev)


Image credits: Photo by Kira Waison Lee and used with permission.

‘Top Photographer’ is the ‘Top Model’ of Photography

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It seems that photography is set to make a big splash in the world of reality TV. Just as the new Master of Photography TV show is set to kick off over in Europe, a new Top Model of photography has just been announced in the United States.

The photography superstore Adorama yesterday launched a new reality web series called Top Photographer with Nigel Barker. Barker is the English fashion photographer and TV personality who was previously a judge and photographer on America’s Next Top Model. Other internationally acclaimed photographers will make appearances as judges as well.

Photographer Nigel Barker.
Photographer Nigel Barker.

The 5-episode series is set to air on AdoramaTV in November 2016, but the crew is now in the process of searching for 5 contestants. Whether you’re a professional photographer or a hobbyist who shoots with a smartphone, you can apply to appear on the show through the official website.

“We will be casting a large net across the country looking for photographers from all walks of life and interested in all types of photography,” Nigel says. “Obviously technical ability will be assessed but most importantly I will be looking for passion, drive and the illusive ‘eye’ that all top photographers have.”

“Top Photographer is going to pit a few of the best shooters we can find from all around the country with the aim of singling out just one to win the title of Top Photographer. And in a world of photographers, that’s no small feat.”

The final episode of the show will feature the two remaining photographers duking it out for the grand prize: a $50,000 photo gear package (with a Canon 1DX II at its core) and an exhibition in NYC with Barker.

‘Master of Photography’: A Major New Photo Competition TV Show

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Master of Photography” is a new TV show that aims to do for photography what American Idol did for singing. Created by Sky Arts, it’s the first TV talent show in Europe focused on photography.

The show will contain 8 episodes spanning 8 weeks and feature 12 contestants who will compete in challenges for the title Best New European Photographer and a prize of €150,000, the largest ever offered in a European photo contest. The winning photo will also be given to a prestigious museum for display.

The 12 photographer contestants.
The 12 photographer contestants.

The show will feature the critique of 3 judges: Rut Bless Luxemburg, Oliviero Toscani, and Simon Frederick. 10 internationally recognized photographers, including Alex Webb, Bruce Gilden, and David LaChapelle, will also be joining the show as guests to offer their insights.

The 3 main judges.
The 3 main judges.

Here’s a trailer for the new show published by Leica, which signed on to be the official “technical provider” (note: there’s some nudity):

If you’re subscribed to Sky Arts, you can watch the first episode of Master of Photography on July 21st, 2016.