Cory Rice

Cory Rice

Cory Rice is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn. 

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2 weeks ago
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When Elinor Carucci is behind the camera, the distinction between public and private moments disappears. For more than two decades, Carucci has offered an unflinching look into her personal life as she left her family in Jerusalem, moved to New York City, and raised a family of her own. Carucci’s work has been celebrated for its transformation of the oft-overlooked details of everyday life into...
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If you are a photographer who shoots on the go and prefers to travel light, artificial lighting is probably not a part of your daily carry. However, there are countless situations where a shot requires more than available light—whether as a primary source or to add fill. Luckily, there are many compact lighting solutions to keep you prepared for these scenarios without weighing you down....
3 weeks ago
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Upon first glance, the Profoto Connect Wireless Transmitter seems deceptively simple. When I was given a unit to test, it melded into the hot shoe of my Sony a7RII almost too seamlessly—a far cry from the unwanted bulk added by...
2 months ago
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Is your studio a mess? Do you dread setting up shoots because you can’t remember where you put anything? An organized studio simplifies workflow, reassures clients, and allows you to focus on your work without distraction. Below are a few easy ways to keep your workspace organized. Cases and Inserts Simply allocating a specific location for a particular piece of equipment and sticking to that...
3 months ago
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When I first set out to create the portraits for “What is Photography?” I was faced with the challenge of building a series of photographs that shared a recognizable aesthetic, despite being made over the course of several months, working with many different personalities. The solution that producer John Harris and I came up...
3 months ago
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Ricoh Imaging has announced two new lenses: the Pentax HD FA 35mm f/2 for full-frame cameras, and the Pentax HD DA* 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW lens, for APS-C format cameras. The 35mm f/2 (53.5mm equivalent, when attached to an APS-C format camera) serves as a compact and lightweight prime, perfect for hitting the streets with a beloved...
4 months ago
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The eyes might be the windows to the soul for most people, but they also serve as windows to lighting setups for astute portrait photographers. Catchlights reflected in the eyes of a sitter can reveal the size, shape, and placement of light sources in a photo. More importantly, catchlights provide a means of drawing attention to and adding dimension to a sitter’s eyes....
5 months ago
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In 1989, a flashy young tennis star named Andre Agassi began marketing cameras under the slogan: “Image is everything.” While Agassi’s now-iconic Canon Rebel campaign helped make a generation of weekend warriors look like savvy professionals, there is one aspect of the industry that his motto has yet to influence: camera bags. Seriously. Why is it so hard to find a functional camera bag that...
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Do you have a fancy new camera bag but still feel completely disorganized when you go out and use it? Do loose batteries and memory cards spill all over the ground when you reach for your camera? Have you ever scratched a lens because you don’t have a proper lens cloth handy? If any of these scenarios sound familiar, check out the accessories below for customizing your camera bag. Stay Organized...
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Portrait photographers take many forms, from casual household paparazzi to dedicated studio professionals. Whether the portraitist you are shopping for specializes in celebrity portraits or social-media selfies, check out the list below to check them off your list. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HMS Art Lens Photographers who are just beginning to dabble in portraiture may not yet have every portrait...
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Over the past couple of years, Sony has shown its commitment to elevating the performance of its mirrorless cameras to rival that of DSLRs. With its sight clearly on the professional market, Sony has released full-frame options for pixel peepers (a7R III), videographers (...
6 months ago
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Birds are among the most challenging subjects to capture well with a camera. Despite this fact—or perhaps because of it, bird photography has a gigantic, dedicated following. The suggestions that follow are for photographers who already have the major purchases (...
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If you’re reading this article, there is a good chance that you’re “the photographer” in your family. While this reputation may do little to advance your chances of earning a Guggenheim Fellowship or getting your photos on the walls of MoMA, it is usually accompanied by a set of expectations from relatives during the holiday season. Among them, the all-important family portrait. If you, like me,...
9 months ago
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Ethan Covey’s photographs linger through time and space. Records of insatiable wanderlust, they arrive as unfinished stories, longing for an imaginative viewer. The understated familiarity of Covey’s subjects invites nostalgia and inspires reverie. Created with an ever-growing collection of vintage cameras, a timeless aesthetic prevails, whether depicting a barren landscape in Utah or a motel...
11 months ago
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You've been studying star charts for weeks. You’ve read “Tips for Buying a Telescope,” picked out, and purchased your first telescope. You can hardly contain your enthusiasm while setting up your new scope. Finally, the moment arrives—you take your...
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