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Adobe Releases Beta Version of Lightroom 5
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 beta is available immediately as a free download on both Windows and Mac at http://labs.adobe.com/
When Mobile Photography Beats Traditional Photography
For most photographers, the lens on a smartphone is a fun toy. It provides a way to capture a moment — a moment to which they hadn’t brought their DSLR — and it lets them share those snaps with friends and family. But it’s not a real camera. It’s not a device that they would use to shoot for a client or to create the kind of art that they’d expect to see in an exhibition or hang in a gallery. For other photographers though, an iPhone or Android is more than a telephone with some basic imaging capabilities; it’s their main tool, their go-to device for capturing landscapes, people and scenes… and the device they use to create the kinds of pictures that end up on gallery walls and win cash prizes in prestigious competitions.
Life Magazine photographer Bill Ray says:
Two big differences in the assignments, though, was that I shot the Hells Angels in black and white -- which was absolutely perfect for their gritty world -- and "Watts: A Year Latter" was in color. Also perfect, because Watts had a lot of color, on the walls, the graffiti, the way people dressed -- and, of course, my group of bombers who liked to practice making and throwing Molotov cocktails (see slides TK TK in gallery).
Those two assignments documented two utterly marginalized worlds that few people ever get to see up close. There was no job on earth as good as being a LIFE photographer.
You can see Bill's photos of Watts here.
Bill Ray's book on the Hell's Angels can be ordered here.