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  • The New and Improved Flickr

    Thomas Hawk Digital Connection
    Thomas Hawk
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Flickr Staff Pre Marissa Mayer Flickr Staff Today Look at the two screenshots above. I took the first one in April of 2012, a few months before Marissa Mayer became CEO of Yahoo. The second one I took earlier today. Between pre-Mayer 2012 and today, Flickr’s staff has grown from 39 people working on Flickr to 109. About half of the 39 working on Flickr in 2012 are no longer on the team, which means that over 80% of the new, much larger team has been built since Mayer took over at Yahoo. After years of layoffs, CEO neglect, and lackluster product development, Flickr is back in a big way,…
  • Taryn Manning on the Cover of Runway

    Viktorija Pashuta Fashion Photographer
    Viktorija Pashuta
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Check out the cover shoot I did for RUNWAY Spring Issue featuring actress Taryn Manning, who appeared in such movies as 8 Mile, White Oleander, Crazy/Beautiful, Crossroads and many more. Her most recent role is Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett in  award winning comedy-drama TV Series Orange is the New Black .  Besides Taryn is a singer-songwriter and celebrity DJ.It was an exciting project to do as the concept was to transform Taryn into different pop icons for the magazine's Music Issue. Taryn totally got into different characters with such an ease which made the whole shoot even…
  • Models Selling Themselves For Nothing

    Lens Diaries
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    You’re Worth More Than That It’s a tough world today, between the poor economy, job losses, and social media acceptance. Now you’re probably scratching your head and saying, “That’s a weird combination, where is he going with this?” Simple, models quit selling yourselves for nothing! Every week I see some type of contest for models [...]
  • New firmware updates for Nikon D90, D7000, D7100, D600, D610 and D4s cameras

    Nikon Rumors
    [NR] admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    Nikon released new firmware updates for the D90, D7000, D7100, D600, D610 and D4s DSLR cameras. Follow the links for additional details: Nikon D90 Firmware Update A 1.00, B 1.01: Nikon EU Nikon D7000 Firmware Update A 1.04, B 1.05: Nikon EU Nikon D7100 Firmware Update C 1.02: Nikon EU Nikon D600 Firmware Update C 1.02: Nikon EU Nikon D610 Firmware Update C 1.01: Nikon EU Nikon D4s Firmware Update C 1.10: Nikon EU Not all firmware updates are listed on Nikon USA support site at the time of this post. Update: the Nikon Distortion Control Data firmware version 2 can be downloaded…
  • Making the DSLR Switch

    Jeff Revell
    17 Mar 2014 | 11:19 am
    Whether you are thinking of moving from a Nikon to a Canon or Pentax to Sony, there are a few things you should take into consideration when contemplating the move to a new camera system. As someone who goes from camera to camera for work reasons, I have some first-hand knowledge on what it takes to make the move. First off, you should really do your homework and consider why it is that you want to move. Are you looking for features that your brand doesn’t offer or are you just growing bored with the photos coming from your camera and think a switch will re-invigorate your photography?
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    In Focus

  • The Urban Oil Fields of Los Angeles

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    In the 1890s, the small town of Los Angeles (population 50,000) began a transformation driven by the discovery and drilling of some of the most productive oil fields in history. By 1930, California was producing nearly one quarter of the world's oil output, and its population had grown to 1.2 million. In the decades that followed, many wells closed, but even more opened, surrounded by urban and suburban growth. Machinery was camouflaged, loud noises were abated, methane pockets were vented, as residents learned to live side-by-side with oil production facilities. To this day, oil fields in…
  • Photos of the Week: 8/17-8/23

    24 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    This week's edition features coverage of mudslides in Japan, a home-made electric wooden horse in China, an oil spill in Mexico, a massive rubber duck in Los Angeles, scenes from Ferguson, Gaza, and much more. [35 photos] Australia's Nathan Hedge rides a wave during the 14th edition of the Billabong Pro Tahiti surf event in Teahupoo, on the French Polynesian island of Tahiti, on August 18, 2014. (Gregory Boissy/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Meghalaya: The Wettest Place on Earth

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    Photographer Amos Chapple returns to our site once once again, bringing amazing images from the state of Meghalaya, India, reportedly the rainiest spot on Earth. The village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya receives 467 inches of rain per year. Laborers who work outdoors often wear full-body umbrellas made from bamboo and banana leaf. One of the most fascinating and beautiful features in the region are the "living bridges" spanning rain-soaked valleys. For centuries, locals have been training the roots of rubber trees to grow into natural bridges, far outlasting man-made wooden structures that rot…
  • First Flight with the Wright Brothers

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Yesterday was National Aviation Day, a holiday established by president Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939 to celebrate developments in aviation. The date selected was the birth date of aviation pioneer Orville Wright, who, along with his older brother Wilbur, is credited with inventing and building the world's first practical fixed-wing aircraft and making the first controlled, powered and sustained flight more than a hundred years ago. The Wright brothers documented much of their early progress in photographs made on glass negatives. Today, the Library of Congress holds many of these…
  • Liberia Battles Ebola Epidemic

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    In West Africa, more than 2,200 people have contracted Ebola since March, and 1,200 of them have died from the virus. Liberia has suffered the most deaths to date, with teams of undertakers wearing protective clothing now collecting victims from all over the capital of Monrovia. Poor sanitation, close living quarters, and a lack of education have contributed to the spread of the virus. Among some, a belief has grown that the epidemic is a fraud, and that people are dying from other causes, leading to confrontations between citizens and health workers. Burial teams have been turned away while…
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    The Big Picture

  • Tomatina 2014

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Overripe tomatoes were hurled in a massive red food fight today in the town of Bunol, Spain. The La Tomatina festival -- held each year on the last Wednesday of August -- evolved from a street fight in the 1940s when a group of young men who wanted to participate in the "gigantes y cabezudos" parade used tomatoes from a vegetable stand as weapons. An estimated 22,000 people showed up this year for the food fight. --Lloyd Young (13 photos total) Revelers take part in the annual "Tomatina" festivities in the village of Bunol, near Valencia on Aug. 28. Some 22,000 revelers hurled 130 tons of…
  • Sydney's doll hospital: 3 generations of doll repair

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Sydney's Doll Hospital has worked on millions of dolls, teddy bears and other toys since it opened in 1913. "Doll surgeons" transplant fingers, toes and heads, and repair broken eye sockets. The company has been handed down from three generations of the Chapman family. --Thea Breite (16 photos total) Limbs of dolls are shown as spare parts in a pile ready to be used in customers doll repairs at Sydney's Doll Hospital, May 20, 2014. Opened in 1913, Sydney's Doll Hospital has worked on millions of dolls, teddy bears and other toys. (Jason Reed/Reuters)
  • Deadly landslides hit Japan

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Dozens of people, including children, were killed in Japan when destructive landslides hit Hiroshima. Triggered by torrential rains, the landslide buried people alive as they slept in their homes. The search for survivors in the mud-ravaged hillside continues as over 50 people are feared missing. --Leanne Burden Seidel (26 photos total) This aerial view shows the damage caused by a landslide after heavy rains hit the city of Hiroshima, western Japan, on August 20. At least 39 people were killed and another many were still missing after a huge landslide engulfed homes in western Japan. (JIJI…
  • 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Young athletes from around the globe are competing in more than two dozen events in Nanjing, China. The event created by the International Olympic Committee includes traditional opening and closing ceremonies that wrap up on Aug. 28. Many of these same competitors will be vying for spots to represent their countries in Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics. --Lloyd Young (25 photos total) Chun Yin Ryan Choi of Hong Kong (right) and Andrzej Rzadkowski of Poland compete in the Men's Foil Individual Gold Medal Bout on day three of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at Nanjing International Expo…
  • Pope Francis in South Korea

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Pope Francis wrapped up the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years, urging the divided Koreas to reject suspicion and confrontation and unite as "one family, one people." Francis spent five days in South Korea, meeting some of the country's five million Catholics. Note: if you're interested in the Pope, please check out our upcoming sister site, Crux: Covering all things Catholic. --Thea Breite (23 photos total) Pope Francis and South Korean President Park Geun-hye inspect South Korean honor guards during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House on August 14, 2014 in Seoul, South…
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    Digital Photography Review

  • Watch Nature photographer Ian Shive, live, with CreativeLIVE

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 pm
    CreativeLIVE is hosting a three-day course on wildlife photography presented by Ian Shive. The course is free to watch live, and runs through August 29th. Shive will demonstrate techniques and give advice during three days of shooting, live from the Mt Rainier and Olympic National Parks in Washington State. Click through for a link to the course at creativeLIVE.
  • Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The Pentax K-S1 is a unique-looking DSLR, with pulsing LED lights on the front and a backlit mode dial on the back. There's more to the K-S1 than just its looks, including a new sensor, image processor, and even a new font in the menus. As always, all of the features one would expect to see on a Pentax DSLR are here too. Learn more in our slideshow.
  • Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Ricoh and its Pentax brand have never been afraid of a little color, and the introduction of the K-S1 DSLR reaffirms that. The K-S1 offers a 20.1MP APS-C sensor, an AA filter simulator (as seen on the Pentax K-3) and burst shooting at 5.4 fps, but none of that is quite as attention-grabbing as its headline body specification - a set of green LEDs on the front of the camera's grip and around the power switch. Read more
  • Samyang announces 50mm f/1.4 UMC still and 50mm T1.5AS UMC video lenses

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Korean lens brand Samyang has announced that it will use the Photokina show next month to introduce a new 50mm f/1.4 lens for stills photographers and the same lens designed for videographers using DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Both the Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC and 50mm T1.5 AS UMC are designed to cover a full frame sensor and will each come in 10 mounts. Read more
  • Part two: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 / Sony Alpha 7S Comparative Review

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Our comparative review of the Panasonic GH4 and Sony Alpha 7S started with a look at their designs, handling and video spec. They've set new benchmarks for the sophistication of their video capabilities, but they're both potentially very capable stills cameras as well. That brings us to part two of our review, which adds six pages including analysis of image quality and dynamic range. We've also expanded our look at the video modes on each camera. Read more
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Jeremy Cowart!

    Brad Moore
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    For years now, I’ve always preached the importance and value of personal projects or personal work. The million dollar question that I always get asked is any variation of “How do I get work? How do I get to where you are? How do I make a living as a photographer?”Well, the best answer is personal work. The path to nearly every success story with famous photographers is personal work… some project that they started on their own that got discovered by an art director, then another, and so on.See, it’s not enough anymore to just take nice photos. Nearly anyone…
  • Some Quick Tuesday Stuff

    Scott Kelby
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Above: iPhone shot of Bruno Mars in concert.Whew!!! What a busy travel week. On Saturday I snuck the wifey off to Vegas to see Bruno Mars in concert at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan Hotel (it was a surprise birthday present — her birthday was a few weeks ago), and we had an absolute blast! Bruno Mars’ show was just absolutely outstanding — one of the best concerts either of us had ever seen. Everything from the sound to the lights to the stage show was just spot on. What a talented guy!Anyway, here’s what’s up:Adobe Releases “Aperture to Lightroom…
  • I’m Bringing My “Shoot Like a Pro” Seminar to Swingin’ London Baby, Yeah!

    Scott Kelby
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    Greetings from the Airport (well, I’m already on the plane, so “greetings from the Tarmac — I’m on my way to New York to shoot the US Open Tennis Tournament, which kicks off today. But first….I’m heading to London!!! When: Friday, 10, October Where: Conference Centre Westminster Tickets: Only 99£ at Earlybird Discount: Use the code Live10″ you save £10 — enough to buy me a pint. Why: Because I love Swingin’ London baby, yeah!PLUS: If you sign up now, you get my “Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it” full tour…
  • OK, Are You Ready for a Really Cool Contest?

    Scott Kelby
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    It’s called “Expose Yourself With Scott Kelby” (I didn’t name it. I would have named it “Get nudie-nude naked and naughty with DJ Scott-Scotty K and the fully clothed nudists” but they voted it down).Anyway, if you are picked as the winner, you win a Sony RX-100 Camera, so if you can get past the whole thing of having nothing on, this is awesome.The contest is for photographers who want to share what they’ve learned with other photographer through a blog post, article, photo submission, etc. on —-(in their words: “…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Free Expo Pass for Photoshop World Las Vegas If you can’t attend the full three-day training conference, you can still take part in the Free Expo that’s headed for Las Vegas in a couple of weeks. Check out the show floor, packed with free classes, product demos, and exclusive show specials from the hottest names in the industry. The Expo hits Vegas September 3-5 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Register now for your free pass! Photographing Motion Indoors with Joe McNally This class is all about different ways of capturing motion with a still camera in an indoor…
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  • The Sony A7s

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Last week I finally got the Sony A7s for shooting video.  I posted my first video on my ShootTokyo YouTube Channel.  It isn’t perfect but it wasn’t meant to be.  I am going to learn to shoot video and share it (mistakes and all) on YouTube Channel so feel free to follow along. I am still figuring out what I want to do with my channel but I expect it will be a mix of shooting scenes around Tokyo, stopping and interviewing people, some Vlogs of me talking to the camera, some reviews of my gear and some hangouts on air talking about photography.   I just posted up my first Vlog…
  • Failure is not an option

    12 Aug 2014 | 6:52 pm
    I recently picked up the Sony A7S as I want to start experimenting with video.  It is a very cool camera.  I’ll post up a series of photos soon.   For now I am playing with video.  I was debating internally if I should go and shoot a bunch of video become very proficient at editing videos before posting anything.   Then decided I would put up whatever my skills let me create.  You can come along the journey with me as I am learning, making mistakes, and hopefully improving.   I hope you like what you see.  Here is my first video… Unfortunately the topic is on the delay of…
  • Meeting Ami Yamato

    8 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    In this day and age there are a lot of people that you know from online that you haven’t met in real life.   It is just the way the world works and is so interconnected now.  I was so excited this week to bump into one of my favorite people from the web – Ami Yamato.    She walked by me and I instantly knew it was her.  I was surprised to see her in Tokyo as she moved to London years ago. If you don’t know Ami she is well known on YouTube for making amazing and clever videos or as she puts it ‘I make videos that confuse people’.   I have been watching them…
  • It’s all coming together

    2 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    It has been a busy couple of months for me.   It is hard to describe how busy I have been.   I have little time for basically everything. I was able to meet up with my friends Lui and Richard at a Happy Hour last week.  It is always good to see them.  I first met Richard while out shooting in Shibuya night after the earthquake in 2011.    I later met Lui at TEDxTokyo.  I was friends with both of them on Facebook but it took me a while to realize they were a couple. They are typical overachievers; Richard runs a very successful design studio called imageMILL.   They are producing my…
  • Last Week

    20 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    I have been getting up super early to avoid the head and crowds on the train to work.   I am getting to work so early I sometimes arrive before Starbucks opens… I enjoy the quiet peaceful commutes to the office.    Nothing particularly special has been going on the past few weeks.  I have just been super busy getting up to speed at my new job. Today’s Configuration: Leica M Monochrom with a Summicron 28mm f/2.0 Nice quiet roads to listen to music while I walk to the office.  I enjoyed crowds of Tokyo but not when it is so hot out. I love that my train station has a PR Board.
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  • 5 Tips for Shooting Reflective Objects

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    What happens when you try to photograph watches, glasses, jewelry, or eyewear? You end up photographing whatever is visible in the reflection. Just like the way you can capture your reflection in the mirror, pointing your camera straight to the camera, will reveal reflections. Reflective objects can prove to be quite a challenge especially when you’re just starting with studio lighting. But just like any skill, you can master it by finding what technique best works for you. One of the main problems in shooting reflective objects such as glasses, bottles and anything that is metallic is that…
  • Lighting for Food Photography

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    No, this is not just to take a photograph of your food before eating it to post on Instagram. Food photographers are artists. They make use of light to bring out the beauty in food. There are plenty of ways to light food, because food is just so diverse and has a lot of elements to it. An effective food photograph should make the viewer want to eat or buy the food. It should start cravings and entice the audience to dine at the restaurant and try it out. Usually in magazine shoots or big productions, a food stylist works hand in hand with the photographer. That makes it easier for the…
  • How your Clients Can Market your Photography Business with their own Mobile App

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Despite the long history of traditional media and the widespread use of new media – Internet, social media and mobile – consumers still trust what may be the oldest form of “advertising,” often known as earned advertising, or word-of-mouth, more than any other. Nielsen polled consumers in 58 countries during a 2013 online survey and found that 84 percent of them trust “recommendations from people I know.” In fact, word-of-mouth has increased in its trust among consumers 6 percentage points from Nielsen’s 2007 survey. Ads on branded Websites were second, but 15 percentage points…
  • Why Your Photography Business May Be Ready for a Mobile App, and How To Gain Maximum Benefit from Its Use

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Undoubtedly, you’ve heard all the statistics about the increasing proliferation of mobile devices – smartphones and tablets – and, in fact, you’ve probably contributed to that proliferation and, more importantly, so have your customers and prospective customers. Consider these additional stats that reveal why mobile devices are #1 with many people. January 2014 was the first time apps were used more than PCs to access the Internet, at 55%, with 47% of Web traffic from apps and 8% from mobile browsers. U.S. smartphone sales increased 21% during 2013, and will increase another 10%…
  • Pros and Cons of Studio Photography

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Studio photography is the art of manipulating lights. It is vastly done for a number of commercial shoots such as advertisements, products, food and portraits. Shooting in the studio allows the photographer to have creative control of all elements in order to attain a precise shot. A studio is also a great space to experiment on lighting and different settings. Over the years, studio photography has been easier for photographers to offer to clients, as equipment has become more and more affordable. Shooting in the studio has its advantages and disadvantages, but it all boils down to the type…
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    Advancing Your Photography

  • AYP Archives: Tips For Taking Great Outdoor Photos

    Nathaniel Chu
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Chris Burkard is a freelance surf photographer known for his distinct and creative photos. Unlike many professional photographers, Chris has not had formal training; instead, he developed his photography techniques through years of practice. His main style is natural lighting– the main inspiration behind his outdoor photos. Burkard, however, is continually experimenting, especially with different types of flash in order to create the perfect imagery. The vision, he claims, behind each photo is to document  the time and place; to capture the moment in still photography. Chris has…
  • Rooftopping Is The New Fad

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Image Provided via Google Search Yaroslav Kolchin, a 24-year-old tourist from Russia, illegally trespassed on to the Brooklyn Bridge in order to take a picture from atop of it. This act is known as rooftopping: where people dangerously scale to the top of a structure in order to capture photos of themselves and the view around them. Almost every rooftopping photo I have seen, to be honest, has been spectacular. On the other hand, the idea of standing hundreds of feet from the earth with one arm held out to take a selfie is nauseating to say the least. In order for these thrill-seekers to…
  • AYP Insider: Life as an Intern

    Nathaniel Chu
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    I am an Intern for Advancing Your Photography, and this is my life: If you happened to visit Advancing Your Photography anytime this past year, you would know what I mean when I say that it was an eyesore. It was clear to me and everyone else that something needed to change– quick. We knew the site wasn’t going to be fixed by simply adding a new splash of color or a new wallpaper image. It needed something bigger; a complete face lift. So when Marc, Lam, and I finally decided to redesign the AYP website, we also felt that it would behoove us to have the site evolve into…
  • AYP Archives: Raw vs JPEG Format: Joseph Holmes

    Nathaniel Chu
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Joseph Holmes, a Berkeley-born landscape photographer, has been publishing fine art prints since the late 1960′s. He is a self-described omnologist (one who studies everything) and has spent four years as a researcher in Yosemite during the 1970′s. Joseph has been to all but two of the fifty states and is also an experienced river-rafter. Holmes has spent over thirty years trying to perfect the color photographic print making process. During those three decades he has built darkrooms, created software, and engineered lamphouses all in an effort to create the greatest prints. He…
  • Meet The Pros: Bob Holmes

    Nathaniel Chu
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:22 pm
      “I went down to the bridge at dawn, long before most tourists arrive, and begun visualizing the photograph I wanted. I found a section of [the] bridge that would work with my idea, and put a wide lens on my camera for perspective. The shot called for a lower angle so I crouched down, propped myself against a rotting post and hoped I wouldn’t end up in the lake several feet below. Different groups of people: monks, school kids, people on bikes, kept on passing but I continued to shoot. Eventually, from behind me, a woman in a conical hat walked by. Click. Then another…
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    Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

  • The New and Improved Flickr

    Thomas Hawk
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Flickr Staff Pre Marissa Mayer Flickr Staff Today Look at the two screenshots above. I took the first one in April of 2012, a few months before Marissa Mayer became CEO of Yahoo. The second one I took earlier today. Between pre-Mayer 2012 and today, Flickr’s staff has grown from 39 people working on Flickr to 109. About half of the 39 working on Flickr in 2012 are no longer on the team, which means that over 80% of the new, much larger team has been built since Mayer took over at Yahoo. After years of layoffs, CEO neglect, and lackluster product development, Flickr is back in a big way,…
  • 10 Things Google Should Consider in Launching a Standalone Photo Sharing Service

    Thomas Hawk
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Google used to have a standalone photo sharing service. It was called Picasa. I never really liked it. It wasn’t a very social site. I thought Flickr was a lot better. Today’s news out of Bloomberg is that Google is looking to spin off Google Photos from Google+. Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not. You never know. The timing of Friday afternoon stories and leaks always makes you wonder. Usually when companies want to push something they release it more like Tuesday mornings or make a big deal about it at I/O or something. Whatever the case, photos has been one of the…
  • Homestead Restaurant, Oakland, California

    Thomas Hawk
    8 Jun 2014 | 6:37 am
    Homestead Restaurant Address: 4029, Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611 Phone:(510) 420-6962 Menu: Tried Homestead Restaurant on Piedmont Avenue last night with @mrsth. Highly recommended. The restaurant has great light with an open air kitchen where you can watch the chefs work. The menu changes daily. The squid, duck and horchata ice cream were my favorites. Here’s what we had: date night. Great open air kitchen where you can watch the chefs work. First course, spicy pepperoni and meat plate. First course, little gems, avocado, fried onions, buttermilk dressing Second…
  • 20 Cool Things You Can Do With Nik Software’s New Analog Efex Pro 2

    Thomas Hawk
    26 May 2014 | 12:26 pm
    I’ve been playing around with Nik Software’s new Analog Efex Pro 2 photo processing software (brought to you by the good folks at Google) all weekend long and I’m super impressed. The purist film photographers out there are probably going to hate this new software, but for you digital photographers who dig an analog look and feel, you are going to love this. I shot film exclusively for about 15 years before switching to digital in the early 2000s. While there is an absolute undeniable romance with rolling your own film, hanging out in a darkroom with your college girlfriend,…
  • Live Google+ Hangout at 10AM PST This Morning About How to Maximize Your Photos Through Social Media

    Thomas Hawk
    10 May 2014 | 9:08 am
    The Smoothest Dude Alive, Daniel Krieger. My good friend Daniel Krieger (aka smoothdude), along with MacPhun’s Laurie Rubin, and I will host a live G+ hangout this morning talking about ways to promote your photography through social media. We’ll record the episode to my youtube account as well in case you can’t make it live and want to watch later. Come join the show here if you can make it.
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  • How to Price Your Services/Products as a Photographer

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    © vicky - Normally you'd expect the challenge with pricing to be the biggest issue with photographers who are just starting out. Unfortunately, it comes up with almost as many seasoned veterans when they're about to do something new or thinking about raising their prices.The idea to do a post on the topic is all thanks to a few new members of the GoingPro group. The question on pricing repeatedly comes up, so it's a great time to keep everybody focused on a topic so seriously related to revenue/income. It's even more important when you consider we're heading into the…
  • Consistency - One of the Keys to Success for Every Photographer

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:04 am
    © Kenishirotie - "We don't have a choice whether we DO social media, the question is how well we DO it."Erik Qualman I know I've written about this before, but in virtually every aspect of your business as an artist the key is consistency.Let's look at social media...There are thousands of you who have blogs today and even more of you on Facebook and Twitter. If it’s just a hobby you can stop reading now. However, if it’s part of your livelihood and meant to be one of your marketing tools, if you’re not consistent then you’re wasting your time! You…
  • Sunday Morning Reflections: Passion

    24 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    © Ivan Kruk - This is my third attempt this morning at trying to write today's post. My problem is that everything I write sounds like an infomercial talking about this past week. It was an amazing week and just a second ago I finally realized what it was all passion and being around passionate people.It's ironic there are so many people we all know who photograph passion all the time, but have forgotten it's the most important ingredient in their own lives. The stress of building a business has overshadowed what they need the most.  They've forgotten to be…
  • If Only There was a Spray Repellent for Trolls

    23 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    Update: After writing this post two days ago an Internet buddy wrote to me, feeling that I was being too harsh by calling people with negative attitudes "trolls".  So, out of fairness, let's just think of this as my thoughts on people with bad attitudes - whether short term or permanent.Just a little bit of a rant on this gorgeous Saturday. The difference from a full blown rant, is that I'm not really upset, just bored with the challenge. I'm taking one more shot at appealing to people who can't control their"troll" gene, while wearing my Facebook forum administrator hat. Most of you, if…
  • Making Memories with the ALS Challenge

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    Yesterday I had 24 hours to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which to date has raised over 40 million dollars for ALS research.  It's not surprising the concept went viral, especially in our industry, where we've got so many people with a "gotcha" mentality...and that's what makes this so much fun. I loved being called out by good buddy Carlos Zamora. My grandfather died of ALS about eight years before I was born. I remember my Dad telling me stories about how the disease chipped away at his mobility.  My grandfather actually died, during an experimental procedure, in an…
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    Stuck in Customs

  • The Ancient Jungle

    Trey Ratcliff
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Found using Stuck On Earth! You might recall this place from my recent Stuck On Earth video where I show how I discovered this spot! Daily Photo – The Ancient Jungle Here's an amazing place I found somewhere near Bang Saray, Thailand. It was a VERY STRANGE place, actually. Everything was both authentic and fake in the sense that you get the feeling it was all built for people to visit rather than practical use. There were other parts of this place I did not photograph. Most of them involved having hundreds of fake strange animals in various poses. Imagine 100 lemurs doing strange…
  • Red Prayers

    Trey Ratcliff
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    A Red Votive I think it’s interesting how Asian cultures do the sort of thing you see below and Western cultures use votives. I think it’s also interesting how both are red. It seems to be a fairly convenient way for the masses to contribute and be part of the movement. Daily Photo – Red Prayers Many temples throughout China have these hanging just outside the main entrance. People that go visit buy them and write little thoughts or hopes or prayers on them and let them hang in the breeze outside. Red Prayers Tweet m Photo Information Date TakenMay 30, 2014 at 5:37pm…
  • A romantic dinner on a deserted island inside the lagoon in Bora Bora

    Trey Ratcliff
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Whale Watching I had someone here at the resort tell me that Bora Bora is extra special because there is a very steep dropoff on the edge of the island. This means that all the whales can come breach right along the edge of the island. That means you can walk over, knee deep, and reach over and touch the whales as they breach. I didn’t get to experience this myself, but maybe next time! Daily Photo – A romantic dinner on a deserted island inside the lagoon in Bora Bora There’s a nice little story in this photo! You see this man paddling away from the island? If you look closer,…
  • The Mass Graves Near the Barbie Exhibit

    Trey Ratcliff
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    YouTube Videos I have a behind-the-scenes of this. Be sure to pop over to Videos page here on the site to see more. You might want check out the playlist for “My Tips and Tricks”! Daily Photo – The Mass Graves Near the Barbie Exhibit I don't know why, but when I was here and saw all these dudes wrapped up, it just reminded me of mass graves! I spent quite a while in the Kuala Lumpur airport, and this is one of the strangest things I saw. They were all very confused as to why I was taking the photo, but it's incredibly obvious, I say! The Mass Graves Near the Barbie…
  • Dining on the slow river

    Trey Ratcliff
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Back to Venice? When I was on this boat, I was thinking of Venice a bit! I went there a long time ago, before I was into photography. Now I want to go back… maybe we should do a big workshop event there next year? That would be fun! Daily Photo – Dining on the slow river I took this photo behind our boat driver/captain/guy-with-long-stick. I actually don't even know what you call these guys? Anyway, while walking around this little town in Guilin, Tom and I and our two guides found this amazing raft by a restaurant. It was a big square raft with a little roof. Everything was…
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    Improve Photography

  • 3 Products You Don’t Want & a Few You Definitely Want [IP78]

    Darin Mellor
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. In this episode Jim sits down again with Darin Mellor to discuss new photography products.  Jim and Darin shed light on some upcoming products to be released at Photokina in Germany.  This episode covers products out on the market or rumored for release. What’s in this episode Decisions about whether upcoming products are worth the money. The future of photography’s cameras, frame rates, video. Cell phone technology advancing the industry from the bottom up.
  • 11 Essential Tips for Shooting a Night Landscape

    Rusty Parkhurst
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Generally speaking, after the sun goes down, most photographers pack up their gear and head inside. After all, the good light has passed and it’s time to relax after a long day. Admittedly, I’ve been guilty of doing this very thing on many occasions, as the lure of the comfortable couch or easy chair is quite enticing as the daylight fades away. However, with the setting of the sun and the onset of night comes a great opportunity to try some different photographic…
  • New Lens or New Camera Body?

    Terence Fominaya
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. I often get approached by friends who are interested in “getting a nice camera.” I always suggest we sit down and talk about the type of photography they are interested in. We also talk about budget. Some of you may be in the position of getting your first DSLR, others may be more serious photographers looking for an upgrade. If you have some money burning in your pocket and you’re trying to decide whether to get a new camera or a new lens, I’m hoping I can help…
  • Landscape Photography with Top Landscape Photographer Ian Plant [IP77]

    Jim Harmer
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. In this episode I sit down (digitally) with someone who I consider one of the top landscape photographers in the world–Ian Plant. Ian travels the world taking breathtaking photos of landscapes and write about them on his popular website. What’s in this episode How to forget about the location and focus on the moment–one of Ian’s secrets to great landscapes Why Ian doesn’t use a camera bag at all for hiking with his gear How to take great landscapes…
  • Seeing Photography Differently [IP76]

    Jim Harmer
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. In this episode I sit down with Mike Miceli, a full-time photographer and listener of the podcast.  Mike shares five tips for learning to see photography in a new way to break out of a creative rut. What’s in this episode How changing your lens can help you to see things differently How FORGETTING the moment can produce better pictures than trying to capture it Doodads of the week Doodads of the week Mike: Godox (Neewer) TT850  Lithium Ion powered flash and the FT16…
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  • TWiP 374 – Breaking All the Rules

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Audio MP3Audio MP3 Host: Frederick Van Johnson Guests:  Valérie Jardin & Don Komarechka This week on TWiP… Nikon settles D600 class action suit Music artists who don’t appreciate their photo being taken Manchester United bans iPads and tablets from their stadium Links Mentioned in This Episode Nikon settles class action suit and offers D600 owners a free D610 Frampton throws audience members phone Bassist takes down drone camera Manchester United bans iPads & tablets from stadium Brutally Honest Photography Critique Forum Chances are – You Suck Picks of the Week…
  • Panasonic Lumix FZ1000: All About the Gear

    18 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    Panasonic has just released the latest in their eight-year series of “bridge cameras” — the Lumix FZ1000. It’s as easy to use as a point-and-shoot but the size of a small DSLR because of its 16x zoom. Who’s this camera for, asks Frederick? For almost anyone, answers Doug. The image quality is good and the image stabilization is terrific. Combined with fast autofocus, 4k video (from which you can extract 8MP stills) and that 16x zoom and you have a camera that can be used for a wide range of tasks. The post Panasonic Lumix FZ1000: All About the Gear appeared first on TWiP.
  • TWiP 373 – Monkey Business

    16 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Audio MP3Audio MP3 Host: Frederick Van Johnson Guests:  Dan Ablan & Syl Arena This week on TWiP… When a monkey takes a photo… who owns it? New Zealand newspaper uses a Facebook photo without permission… and it’s the WRONG photo! Adam Carolla won’t let a podcast patent troll drop their suit against him Links Mentioned in This Episode Can animals create copyrightable works of art? Newspaper makes an appalling mistake using a photograph from Facebook Adam Carolla won’t let company drop podcast patent infringement case Sync speed and mirrorless cameras Picks of the Week Dan:…
  • Sync Speed and Mirrorless Cameras

    11 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    All About the Gear host Doug Kaye goes in-depth on a listener question: “I have a question for the gearheads in the crowd. Why does the Sony A7 have a sync speed of only 1/250 of a second? I gather it must still have a curtain shutter but I can’t understand why any modern CMOS sensor needs a mechanical shutter. Any ideas?” I wish it was a simple question with a short answer! Actually, there are two questions in there, and while they’re related, they’re not the same. The first is, “Why is the a7′s sync speed no faster than 1/20 second?” The…
  • TWiP 372 – A Plethora of Pixels

    8 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    Audio MP3Audio MP3 Host: Frederick Van Johnson Guests:  Sara France & Martin Bailey This week on TWiP… Flickr announces new licensing experience Google making plans to separate photos from Google+ Zack Arias takes a real world look at crop vs. full-frame Links Mentioned in This Episode Flickr announces a new licensing experience Google planning to separate photos from Google+ Zack Arias takes a real world look at crop sensor vs. full-frame debate Martin’s podcast about Art Storefronts Stripe payment system availability Picks of the Week Sara: Ultimate Lightroom 4 Workflow…
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • Pentax surprises with futuristic new compact K-S1 DSLR
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
        If you thought most new cameras nowadays are all about being "retro" and taking cues from cameras of yesteryear, take heed: Ricoh is going in a bold new direction with their latest DSLR, the new Pentax K-S1. Sporting a strikingly futuristic design, the K-S1 features a new 20-megapixel APS-C image sensor with a high ISO sensitivity up to 51,200, as well as incorporating features from their flagship K-3, such as the on-demand anti-aliasing filter system with their in-camera Shake Reduction image stabilization system. Other... (read more)
  • Samyang introduces a 50mm f/1.4 “dream” lens (and a T1.5 cine version)
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    After teasing the upcoming announcement of a "dream" lens, the Korean optics manufcaturer Samyang, whose products are also sold under the Rokinon and Bower brands in the US, has announced a new 50mm f/1.4 "dream lens" as well as a T1.5 cine counterpart in various mounts. Both lenses compelemt the company's lineup of DSLR and cine lenses which so far had a gap between the 35mm and 85mm focal lengths. Both lenses share the same optical construction, which consists of nine lens elements in six groups. Of these, one lens has aspherical surfaces and one is a... (read more)
  • The men behind the cameras: Canon gives a rare insight into how your EOS SLR was designed
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:12 pm
        Have you ever wondered how your DSLR was designed? As it celebrates the 25th anniversary of its flagship EOS-1 series of film and digital SLRs, Canon has pulled back the curtain and given us a peek into the world of camera design, publishing an interview with two rather influential men in the company's Research and Development Centre. Yoshiaki Sugiyama has been with Canon since 1978, and as an SLR, lens and accessory designer back in the 1980s, he influenced products including the Canon AL-1, F-1 High Speed, T80, T90, EOS... (read more)
  • Sony A5100 Shooter’s Report part I: Out and about with a smorgasbord of lenses
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:02 pm
        The Sony A5100 is a bit of an anomoly. For starters, its name implies that it succeeds the A5000, which it most certainly does not! The A5000 succeeds the lower-tiered NEX-3N, while the A5100 succeeds the mid-level NEX-5T. The popular A6000 succeeded the NEX-6 earlier this year, leaving only the flagship NEX-7 without an APS-C successor model (and we now speculate that the A7 series of full frame cameras are intended to fullfill that role). At any rate, the NEX-5 series has, since its inception in 2010, been an awesome line of... (read more)
  • Instagram’s new app makes hyperlapse creation simple, but only for iOS devices
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
        Creating a good hyperlapse video can be a lot of fuss. The defining feature that makes the technique so much more interesting than a simple time-lapse is camera motion, but simply moving your camera by hand or shooting from a moving vehicle isn't enough. The accelerated playback speed of hyperlapse means that even relatively subtle camera shake is exaggerated, and the effect ruined. The answer is either to shoot using camera rails or cranes to ensure steady footage out of the camera, or to stabilize after the fact, and a new app... (read more)
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    The Luminous Landscape - What's New

  • 27 August, 2014 - The Mirrorless Revolution

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    There is no question times are a changing and in the photographic world we are witnessing these changing times with the migration to mirrorless camera systems.  A recent report by CIPA and summarized by Mirrorlessrumors shows that DSLR shipments are falling and mirrorless camera shipments are steadily climbing.   Recently Michael and I sat down and made a video The Mirrorless Revolution.  We discuss the move to mirrorless and why both of us have adopted it and why we enjoy it and what we think of the present offerings in this market.  Plus, Michael sends a message to Nikon…
  • 25 August, 2014 - Announcing Michael's Phlog

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    We are pleased to announce a major new feature that links together The Luminous Landscape and The Luminous Endowment web site. It is called Michael's Phlog. Michaels Phlog will regularly feature a new image or two taken by Michael, and then analysed by Michael, with discussions about the locations and situation as well as shooting technique used, and post processing. We have also set up a new Forum for discussion of each image featured on Michael Phlog. The Phlog is located on  The Luminous Endowment web site because we want to…
  • 19 August, 2014 - Tribute To Uwe Steinmueller & Digital Zone System

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    Today Alain Briot shares a tribute to recently departed friend and fellow website master that many of have known for years Uwe Steinmueller.  We are deeply saddened by Uwe passing and thank Alain for helping us remember the good times and contributions made by Uwe. We also share today and article by Christopher Schneiter - The Digital Zone System.  Christopher writes on the concept of how the analog idea of a zone system can be equated to digital photography today. Rockhopper Workshops, the exclusive provider of photography workshops for Luminous-Landscape is presently running a…
  • 15 August, 2014 - The Luminous Endowment Grows

    15 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    We launched the Luminous Endowment on August 1 and it has received wide attention and enthusiastic support. The number of applications from photographers around the world increases every day. Clearly there is a need in the photographic community for financial support for worthwhile projects, and it is our intention in the months and years ahead to finance as many of these as possible. Why not visit our new site and find out more? But we need your financial support to make these grants possible. Please visit The Endowment, spend a few minutes finding out who…
  • 13, August 2014, - Don Burrell - Our First Masters Video

    13 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Things are getting very exciting at Luminous-Landscape.  We have a lot of projects in the works.  In addition to the workshops that we are announcing and running, we have been writing articles and producing a number of new and different videos. As our industry moves rapidly to a total digital environment we leave behind our heritage of film and analog photography.  As part of a number of new video series, we proudly offer up the first of a series of videos where we sit down and talk with The Masters.  These are the men and women who have been in this industry and watched…
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    The Online Photographer

  • 8/27/14 The Morning Coffee: Lost and Found Quotations

    Michael Johnston
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    A good morning to you— As I continue to sift and sort through vast drifts of paper with Linda the Organizer, I'm coming across thousands of things that I'd forgotten. For your delectation this morning, two quotations from among many I'd written down and then forgotten about, plucked from the heaps: ...Amateur work has its own special charm. Freed from the commercial necessities which fetter the professional, the amateur need have nothing but the principles of art for guidance. In this delicious liberty he may well be, and is, envied by those who must yield something to the…
  • 8/26/14 The Morning Coffee: Secret Weapon

    Michael Johnston
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:49 am
    Photo by Eric Vanden, used with permission. Mamiya C330f, 80mm wide open,handheld 1/30th sec. Good Morning to you. Most photography now is in color, and most black-and-white is poorly done. The tones are wrong and out of balance, or blasted or blocked. (Scanned B&W film sometimes looks wrong to me. It's missing the paper curve.) But here's a thought. Assuming the tones are done right, black-and-white can be a secret weapon for photographers. If you learn to see values rather than colors—it's not hard to learn—it's easier to get good photographs. B&W…
  • 8/25/14 The Morning Coffee: Houses as Art

    Michael Johnston
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:33 am
    A Good Morning to you— A friend and loyal TOP reader also recently bought himself a house. It's an architectural creation so famous it has its own website—called "Boxhead," it was designed and built by Jim Burton of Carter + Burton Architecture and Interior Design. The house is a lovely creation. Dramatic and beautiful. For me it brings up the question of how to live inside a work of art—a very interesting topic. I’m actually feeling kind of glad that the kitchen and bathrooms in my new house were remodeled in 2004 without much thought to 1950s style—I think otherwise…
  • Finally, I Get To Say THANK YOU

    Michael Johnston
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    The new TOP World HQ is in an entirely different part of town—the west or rural side of town, where suburb gives way to farmland. In fact, there's a farm field abutting my new back yard. There are some particularly lovely rural views close by, which I'll photograph and share in due course. I've been waiting for this opportunity for some time now. This morning I took possession of our new house at a friendly and actually quite moving (no pun intended) financial ceremony called a "closing," about which many of you know far more than I do. It is one of life's…
  • Blog Note

    Michael Johnston
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Big day today—today's the day! Later on today (or at least by tomorrow) I should have some pics up of the new house. I had appointments Thursday all the way until 9 p.m., and closing is today at 10 a.m. Woo-hoo! Here goes nuthin'. More soon. Mike P.S. Really sorry to be so late moderating all the comments. I just haven't had enough time. Original contents copyright 2014 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site. TOP's links! (To see all the…
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    Nikonians News

  • Nikon D810 Service Advisory

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Nikon issued a Service Advisory last week for the brand new Nikon D810. The advisory warned that the D810 had a problem where, "noise (bright spots) are sometimes noticeable in long exposures, and in some images captured at an Image area setting of 1.2× (30×20)."
  • Nikonians Academy highlights favorites in coming months

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen just returned from a sold-out tour to beautiful Iceland. The amazing scenery and beautiful birds helped seal the deal for two more Iceland Photo Adventures next year (once in winter and another in the summer). Mike already has people signing up, and he recommends you sign up now to reserve your space.
  • New version of Nikonians Uploader for Mac available

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:27 am
    Keeping up with the technology upgrade promise, Nikonians is coming with the newest version of Nikonians Uploader for Mac. This handy application allows you to easily upload images to the Nikonians galleries directly from your Mac.
  • Spotlight on Acadia

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen invites you to join Lester Picker for our Acadia National Park Photography Adventure this October. Les Picker spent ten years in Maine and did his graduate research in Acadia National Park. Few people anywhere know the park as well as he does. Combine his photographic knowledge with his detailed knowledge of the park and you have a recipe for a fantastic photography event.
  • Contest congratulations - June winners

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Nikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the June Contests. Congratulations to our members who submitted the images in our composite key. Scroll down to find links to the original entries, along with explanations behind the photographs and an overall look at the competition.
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    Imaging Insider

  • Ricoh Imaging Debuts an Innovative UserInterface Attracting Mid-Level DSLR Camera Buyers to PENTAX Brand (Imaging Insider)
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Tweet Denver, Colorado August 27, 2014 – Focused on expanding the number of PENTAX DSLR owners, RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is excited to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-S1 DSLR camera. By combining proven imaging technology, distinct design cues and a flat field user interface (UI) the K-S1 appeals to the next generation PENTAX owner without surrendering the performance expected in a mid-class camera. Building on the many technologies benchmarked in the company’s popular K-3 advanced DSLR; the K-S1 incorporates a newly designed 20 megapixel image sensor, super-high sensitivity…
  • The Canon Digital Learning Center Offers New Resources To Help The Professional (Imaging Insider)
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    Tweet Image Maker Maximize The Use Of Their Equipment To help photographers and filmmakers better understand the features of their equipment, The Canon Digital Learning Center has posted several new educational resources created with the professional image maker in mind. Here’s a snapshot of the most recent content to share with your readers: Canon XF 200/205 Camcorder Tutorial Series In this brand new video tutorial series, Canon Digital Learning Center contributor Jem Schofield explains how to use the top features of the XF200 and XF205 HD camcorders. The series discusses several key…
  • RetouchMe: Body And Face for iOS – Selfies Retouched by Photo Retouchers (Imaging Insider)
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    Tweet Indie developer, Alexander Lozitsky announces RetouchMe 1.0.8, an update to their photo processing app for iOS devices. RetouchMe allows anyone to send a selfie, or even select a picture from their camera roll, and send it to the photo photo designers to have it professionally retouched. The ultimate goal of RetouchMe’s photo designers is to approach retouching in a way in which users will not see that a photo was retouched. Version 1.0.8 adds new features, fixes and stability improvements. Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine – Independent developer, Alexander Lozitsky is proud to…
  • photokona – world of imaging 2014: Clear the stage for the community! (Imaging Insider)
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    Tweet Press Release No. 17 / Cologne, August 2014 The “photokina communities” special exhibition area at photokina 2014 (16-21 September) in hall 9 is the central port of call for trade fair visitors who like to exchange news and views with others about their photography hobby. The focal point is a large stage where for six days exhibitors and cooperation partners will be developing trade fair topics for photo fans in an informative and entertaining way. The spectrum ranges from natural history and travel photography via “the fascination of HDR” to an overview of…
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    Tweet X30 features Real Time Viewfinder, dual control rings, and new ‘Classic Chrome’ Film Simulation for dramatically colored photos Valhalla, N.Y.August 26, 2014FUJIFILM North America Corporationtoday announced thenewFUJIFILM X30apremium compact, fixed lens cameraaimed at enthusiast and professional photographers. The FUJIFILM X30 has an all new Real Time Viewfinder and innovative dual manual control rings for composing and taking pictures quickly and easily. The FUJIFILM X30 gives enthusiast and professional photographers a vast array of new features, and delivers the same…
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  • Gear Review: ThinkTank TurnStyle 10

    Lisa Robinson
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Over the years of photographing professionally, I’ve slowly lost my habit of taking photos for fun. It’s terrible & something I actively remind myself to work on because it’s so important to staying connected to my work and remaining inspired. I know I’m not alone because I hear other pros lamenting the same sort of thing. “I’m on vacation! The last thing I want to do is work!” or “It’s just too much gear” or “It’s too conspicuous” or “I don’t want to haul all my gear”. I hear you and have…
  • Lightroom Hangout: Q&A

    Levi Sim
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    This is it! The moment you’ve been waiting for: you get to ask anything you want about any Lightroom subject and Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim will combine their experience and brain power to help you power-up and let Lightroom become the most powerful tool in your kit. The fun begins tomorrow, Thursday the 28th. RSVP here and you’ll see what time it begins for you locally (10am Pacific/1PM Eastern). Also, here’s a link to all the terrific hangouts we’ve had showing you how to maximize the power of Lightroom. Plus, we’ve got some terrific prizes to give away,…
  • Why We Should Stop Worrying About Other Photographers

    Nicole S. Young
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Just a few weeks ago, I got up at the crack of dawn and went to Trillium Lake with a few other photographers, intent on photographing the sunrise. Soon after we got there, we met up with a few more photographers at the same location. The lake was beautiful, and so was the mountain, but there were zero clouds sky to soak up the sunshine as it started making its way up into the sky. We all ended up gravitating towards the dock that was sitting in a beautifully foggy lake. So here we were, eight photographers photographing pretty much the exact same thing from the exact same…
  • How to Keep Your Camera Gear Dry and Dust Free

    Richard Harrington
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Don’t get caught off-guard by rain on your next shoot. I show you two of my favorite bags (including pouches) that can work with your existing camera gear.  Learn how to protect from snow, rain, dust, and splashes. This specific tutorial is from the Video Gear Weekly series presented by authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete course is presented as a weekly series and offers reviews and tips on the latest video gear, from cameras like the Blackmagic 4K and GoPros to lighting, accessories, and adapters. This Post Sponsored by: Be a…
  • How to Sharpen Photos using Adobe Lightroom

    Nicole S. Young
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    We all want tack-sharp images. Our cameras and lenses can only do so much for us, and once a photograph is out of the camera, the process of sharpening has really just begun. And because I use Lightroom for nearly every single photograph I process, I’m going to share with you my method of sharpening in Adobe Lightroom’s Develop module. But before we begin, there are a few things to keep in mind: Every photo, even if it is tack-sharp out of camera, can benefit from sharpening. You can’t sharpen a photo that is out-of-focus. Sure, you can add sharpening in…
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    The Leica Camera

  • Steven Foon: Tale of a Joyful Enthusiast and his Journey, Part 1

    Leica Internet Team
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    “I was born in Nevada and grew up in San Francisco,” says Steven Foon. “Among my fondest childhood memories was asking my parents to buy me a camera for Christmas or birthdays. In fact, I asked for the same present multiple times. My first camera was a Polaroid Super Colorpack Land Camera, which I still [...]
  • Chad Moore: An Insider’s Eye on Today’s Sensual Youth Culture

    Leica Internet Team
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Born in 1987 and a native of Tampa, Florida, Chad Moore was raised primarily by his mom, Amanda, who always surrounded him with various forms of creative expression including drawing, painting, etc. “She had quite a talent for painting,” Moore recalls, “And she was the one who always been supported my creative endeavors, even when [...]
  • Meet the Leica Meet: David Register, Comfort in the Shadows

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    This interview is part of a series in which Olaf Willoughby talks with Leica Meet members about their photographic projects, their stories, goals and learnings along the way. This month’s interview is with David Register, son of well known American painter John Register, who looks for a similar serenity and solitude in his images. Q: [...]
  • Craig Semetko: Inside INDIA UNPOSED

    Leica Internet Team
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    Craig Semetko is an American photographer based in Los Angeles. Born and raised near Detroit, Michigan, Craig is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. His first book “UNPOSED” was released in 2010 with a foreword by Magnum Photographer Elliott Erwitt. Craig’s work from India is part of the 10 x 10 exhibition that [...]
  • One Shot with Simon Tay

    Leica Internet Team
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    One Shot is a new feature where Alex Coghe interviews photographers on one image to gain their insights on it and their photography. Here, Simon Tay shares the story behind an image taken in Singapore with his Leica M6. Q: Why did you choose this picture to share for this interview? A: I like the [...]
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  • Wherefore Art Thou, Blackmagic? (planetMitch)
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    A very cool company with an unorthodox approach chats with planet5D about customer-centricity, workflow, 4K — and that wild but short-lived Pocket Cinema Camera promotion. We recently had a chance to spend an hour with Bob Caniglia, Senior Regional Manager, Eastern North America for Blackmagic Design. It was an opportunity to learn a little bit about the history of the company and how they think about things today. Fair warning: I’ve never used a Blackmagic camera, so I was looking forward to our time together. Bob’s an interesting guy in his own right, with a unique perspective on…
  • Magic Lantern + Subject, Location and Cinematic Voice = Real Magic (planetMitch)
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    Magic. Freakin’ magic. That’s what filmmakers do; it’s what we all have available to us in a way that kings and queens of even a generation ago couldn’t. I mean it. The advent of the net and digital sensors – making the means of production available to almost-if-not-all the masses – has created an absolute torrent of beautiful, wonderful, evocative, and thought-provoking images and films unimaginable just a few short years ago. It’s been an interesting morning. It began about 5:45AM for me, as most mornings do. The difference today is that I’ve been more focused on films than…
  • Atomos Take HDMI One Step Closer to SDI Professional Video Standard (planetMitch)
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    Australian-based digital recorder company Atomos not only listened to customers asking for more from their cameras and recorders, they acted. Now Atomos is helping redefine industry standards with their new open HDMI standard. And to make HDMI even more usable, Atomos has released a new set of HDMI cables that better connect cameras to recorders. When the Atmomos press release hit my in-box earlier this month, it was pleasing to see someone had addressed the issue of better HDMI cables at last. HDMI’s natural moviemaking habitat has always seemed be the living room and the studio,…
  • Blackmagic Ups The Ante and Adds Crucial Features with Blackmagic Firmware Update 1.9.3 (planetMitch)
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    Blackmagic Design has upped the ante once again with the latest version of its Blackmagic firmware, this time for the Blackmagic Pocket Camera (BMPC) and Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC). We now have three of the most asked-for features in both cameras – audio meters, histogram and time remaining – none of which I for one can do easily without in a video camera. And the list of other improvements is impressive too, especially the increase in shutter angle and white balance options in both. The Blackmagic Firmware update sees these two dearly loved cameras gain features other vendors have…
  • Join the Magic Lantern Development Team Without Having to Code (planetMitch)
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    Are you a fan of Magic Lantern? If you are using it on a regular basis then you should take a close look at their current request. They want your help. They set up a variety of ways that users can help their development team (don’t worry you don’t have to know how to code) improve and push Magic Lantern even further. Here are a few of the ways you can assist: - Test the software as if you were doing quality control for a regular company - Help with User Guides - Assist in Fixing HDMI Monitor Related Problems - Testing of Black Level problems while recording RAW Video - Accurate…
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    PMA Newsline

  • Photos in the Cloud: Dropbox lowers cost for terabyte online to $10 monthly

    Paul Worthington
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Online storage service Dropbox upgraded its Pro offering with more capacity and functionality — at a lower cost. Dropbox Pro is now $10 per month, for a terabyte of storage. Shared links can now be password-protected, and folders — say, of photos you want to share with clients — can be made “view-only” so no one else […]
  • Toshiba develops faster 20-megapixel sensor for phones

    Paul Worthington
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    “The markets for smartphones and tablets increasingly require smaller cameras but with much higher resolution,” Toshiba says. “With a 1.12-micrometer pixel size, Toshiba’s new sensor achieves 20-megapixel images …in a 6mm z-height camera modules for smartphones and tablets.” The T4KA7 is a 1/2.4 inch BSI CMOS image sensor. It can capture 22 frames per second, […]
  • Start a photo scanning business with Pixologie

    Paul Worthington
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    So many of us still have albums and shoe boxes of old printed photos. There’s gotta be a business opportunity there… “For photo organizing and scanning entrepreneurs,” Pixologie says it will provide a Kodak Alaris Picture Saver scanning system for $299. The company partnered with E-Z Photo Scan “to offer a complete turnkey photo scanning […]
  • Coming soon: The new PMA Podcast

    Jennifer Kruger
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    I’m excited to announce that we will be launching the new PMA Podcast in September! The PMA Podcast is the podcast for anyone whose business revolves around imaging and pictures. We’ll cover topics like increasing sales, new imaging technology, the latest in picture framing, business management tips, advances in photo output, high volume photography, and […]
  • Another look at the PMA Australia Educational Photo Expo

    Jennifer Kruger
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    PMA Director of Australian Activities Peter Rose offers us this report on the exciting Education Photo Expo held last weekend in Brisbane: Whilst one event does not prove a point, it does seem the results in Brisbane last weekend, are a clear indication that consumer education is key to the specialty channels future success. Mark […]
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  • Fujifilm launches an impressive new fixed lens camera with retro styling: the X30

    William Chambers
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Fujifilm has just released information about an all new X-series retro camera, the X30. Building upon the sophisticated X10 and X20 models, the X30 adds some interesting new features to help it appeal to a broader range of photogs. While the X30 shares the same 12-megapixel 2/3" X-Trans CMOS II image sensor as the X20, Fuji has updated the processor to the EXR Processor II, which boasts improved speed and function over the previous model. Burst shooting has remained the same at up to 12fps, and the camera sports a similar 4x optical zoom lens with a fast f/2.0 maximum aperture. Perhaps the…
  • Nikon releases service advisory for their D810 digital SLR

    William Chambers
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    On Tuesday, Nikon USA added a service advisory for their new flagship HD-SLR, the D810. The advisory, which can be found here, notes that some D810 users are experiencing odd noise in their long exposures, which consist of bright white spots in photos. This phenomenon seems to occur when using either slow shutter speeds or the 1.2x (30x20) Image area setting.  Nikon is offering a repair service free of charge for any affected cameras that may have been sold. To see if your camera is included in this advisory, you can check your serial number by clicking here. Source: Nikon SupportRelated…
  • Good Samaritan Tracks Down Lost Digicam Owners

    Michael Palmer
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    A nightmare scenario for any traveling family. Touring the sites. Managing a tight budget. Keeping the kids in line. So many interruptions and distractions. So many new places. Only seconds to figure out if this is your train or bus stop. And when the doors slam shut behind you, a question pops into your mind.Where's my camera?Gone. Thundering away at speed on a train or bus. Sitting underneath your seat on the plane. Laying forgotten on a bench in a quiet park. You make a few calls, frantically hoping for the impossible, but it does not come. Worse than the financial burden of dropping a few…
  • Three new cloud-connected printers join Canon's PIXMA All-In-One lineup

    William Chambers
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    Canon USA has just added three new PIXMA AIO (All-In-One) printers, the MG7520, MG6620, and MG5620, which all boast cloud connectivity. These affordable wireless printers range from as little as $99 on up to just $199, and work with Canon's PPS app (PIXMA Printing Solutions), as well as their mobile-friendly Canon Easy-PhotoPrint+ web application for simple cloud based printing needs. All three models also support Apple's AirPrint technology, allowing you to wirelessly print from your iOS smart device (iPhone, iPad, etc.). Above you can see the MG7520, the most expensive model in this…
  • Sony releases the world's smallest APS-C ILC; the Alpha 5100

    William Chambers
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Sony has just unveiled their smallest Alpha series ILC to date, with the introduction of the all new a5100 (aka the Alpha 5100). Positioned between their popular a5000 and a6000 models, the new a5100 borrows many of its features from its big brother, the a6000. These include the same 24.3-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS image sensor, BIONZ X processor, and Fast Hybrid AF system (which uses 179 Phase-Detection AF points + 25 Contrast-Detection AF points). While not quite as fast as its more expensive sibling, the A5100 does boast some fast AF performance, with Sony claiming it can lock focus within…
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    A Photo Editor

  • By 1905 A Third Of American Households Possessed A Camera

    A Photo Editor
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Professional photographers were repelled by the weird, ungainly, often out-of-focus shots that amateurs produced. “Photography as a fad is well nigh on its last legs,” prayed the art photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Other pundits bemoaned “Kodak fiends,” camera obsessives who carried their device everywhere and were apparently so constantly taking pictures that they would space out and miss their trains. via The Invention of the “Snapshot” Changed the Way We Viewed the World | Smithsonian.
  • On Making and Publishing a Book – For Photographers

    A Photo Editor
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:46 am
    Guest Post by Carl Corey PASSION, PURPOSE and PERSEVERANCE “Passion and Purpose” – The credo put forth by Robert Frank as the necessary ingredients to creating successful and meaningful photography. I would add to that another, “Perseverance”. In any endeavor it would be impossible to attain true success without Passion and Purpose. Many photographers exhibit either passion, purpose or perseverance but the ones that succeed exhibit all three. To create a successful photography book you must exhibit these three traits. Your work must have a purpose, it must communicate and strike a…
  • I Take Photographs To Make Discoveries For Myself

    A Photo Editor
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    I am interested in ideas. I am not interested in doing the same thing over and over again. The reason I take photographs is to make discoveries for myself. Always trying to piece together the puzzle, that’s where I get my rush. Once I find the answer I am looking for that’s usually it for a project, the excitement and energy is gone. I move onto something else, or away from that subject matter until I can view it with fresh eyes again. via An interview with Trent Parke – Try Hard Magazine.
  • Steven Lippman: Husband/Father/Athlete/Artist/Humanitarian

    Heidi Volpe
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    Self portrait in a back side tube Layback.  Photo: Justin Mehren Tube time. Photo: Evan Conway Hand plant 13 years old  Photo:  Bill Sharp Carve. Photo: Bill Sharp… Now   Steven Lippman Personal Site: Steven Lippman Print + Film Agency Site: Stockland Martel Instagram: stevenlippman Heidi: Once and athlete always an athlete. You were a competitive skater and surfer on a pro level for most of your life. How often do you currently train? Steven: I’ve been skating since I was 9 and I still skate pools and half pipes. I’ve been surfing since I was 16, still love surfing…
  • Pricing And Negotiating: Directing Video For A TV Commercial

    Wonderful Machine
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    by Craig Oppenheimer, Wonderful Machine Shoot Concept: Video of a restaurant interior Licensing: Use of all video content captured in multiple broadcast television commercials Location: A single restaurant location Shoot Days: One Director: Architectural and portraiture specialist Agency: Medium-sized, based in the Northeast Client: Large restaurant chain Here is the estimate: Creative/Licensing: A few months ago I worked with a photographer to successfully estimate an exterior architectural shoot that you can read about here. Within a week of delivering those files, the agency…
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    Nikon Rumors

  • New Rokinon 7.5mm f/8.0 RMC fisheye lens for Nikon 1 mount

    [NR] admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    A reader sent me a link to this, apparently new, Rokinon 7.5mm f/8.0 RMC fisheye lens for Nikon 1 mount. I do not remember seeing an announcement for this lens. Anyway, here is some additional info from B&H website: Nikon 1 Mount Lens/CX Format Fixed Aperture: f/8.0 20.25mm (35mm Equivalent) Expansive 162° Angle of View Seven-Layer RMC Multi-Coating Manual Focus Design Built-In Petal Type Lens Hood Aluminum Alloy Lens Barrel "Rendering a unique perspective for creative applications, the 7.5mm f/8.0 RMC Fisheye Lens from Rokinon is a manual focus prime featuring an expansive 162°…
  • The first Nikon D810 books are already out

    [NR] admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    The first Nikon D810 books/guides are already listed on Amazon US: Here are the listings for few other countries: Amazon UK Amazon Germany Amazon France Amazon Italy Amazon Spain Amazon Japan Posted by This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: First Nikon D810 cameras are already shipping a week before the official release date The first Nikon D800 books First (fake?) picture of the Nikon D810
  • Nikon D810 DSLR filmmaker’s kit is now shipping

    [NR] admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    The Nikon D810 DSLR filmmaker's kit is now shipping and is currently in stock at Amazon and B&H (with free expedited shipping). The kit offers savings of $993 off suggested retail prices when purchased separately and includes: D810 DSLR camera (body only) AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED lens AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lens 2 x EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion battery (1900mAh) ME-1 stereo microphone HC-E1 HDMI Cable (18") Ninja 2 video recorder 58mm variable neutral density filter 67mm variable neutral density filter Posted by This RSS feed is copyrighted and…
  • New firmware updates for Nikon D90, D7000, D7100, D600, D610 and D4s cameras

    [NR] admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    Nikon released new firmware updates for the D90, D7000, D7100, D600, D610 and D4s DSLR cameras. Follow the links for additional details: Nikon D90 Firmware Update A 1.00, B 1.01: Nikon EU Nikon D7000 Firmware Update A 1.04, B 1.05: Nikon EU Nikon D7100 Firmware Update C 1.02: Nikon EU Nikon D600 Firmware Update C 1.02: Nikon EU Nikon D610 Firmware Update C 1.01: Nikon EU Nikon D4s Firmware Update C 1.10: Nikon EU Not all firmware updates are listed on Nikon USA support site at the time of this post. Update: the Nikon Distortion Control Data firmware version 2 can be downloaded…
  • Additional Nikon D750 specifications: 51 AF points, 8fps, 91k pixels RGB sensor

    [NR] admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    I received this screenshot from a website I will not mention online in order to keep the privacy of the individuals involved. I believe that the person who posted that is very close to Nikon and that he/she is talking about the upcoming D750 camera (there is no other 24MP Nikon camera with 51 AF points). Here are the missing specifications that we did not have before (the text is translated): 51 AF points (as I predicted earlier) 8fps (makes sense for an action camera) TTL exposure metering using a 91k pixels RGB sensor (same as in the D800/D800E/D810) Please note that this information is not…
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    Canon Rumors

  • A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]

    Canon Rumors
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:25 am
    We’ve been told to get the maple syrup ready, as a new 24mm pancake lens will arrive with the EOS 7D Mark II. No aperture was given, though f/2.8 would be assumed. The same source also said a wide angle zoom was coming. This may be the previously mentioned 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. The third mentioned lens was a standard zoom, though no focal length was given for this. Perhaps this could be a non-L full frame zoom? What isn’t getting mentioned anymore is the thorn-in-my-side Canon EF 100-400 replacement. The same source also said that the previously mentioned EF 11-24 f/2.8L…
  • Update on the EOS 7D Mark II Spec List

    Canon Rumors
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:05 am
    We’re going over the information we have and have noticed a few inconsistencies that we’d like to mention. We have a bit of doubt about the sensor spec we’ve listed for the camera and will work to confirm that. There is a possibility that it’s an all new 20.2MP sensor and not the same one as the EOS 70D. We’re not 100% sure about GPS, we think the camera may actually have it. We mentioned radio triggering with the popup flash, but that may have been a mistake. “Fine Detail CMOS Sensor” is standard Canon language for Canon sensors. The camera has iTR…
  • New Large Sensor PowerShot Rumor [CR2]

    Canon Rumors
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
    We’re told by a very good source that Canon will announce a new PowerShot camera with a 1″ sensor. The camera will be nearly as compact as the S series camera and is intended to compete with Sony’s RX100. No specs were given. cr
  • Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?

    Canon Rumors
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    Updates and clarifications on the specifications are in bold below. We think we have the specifications for the upcoming Canon EOS 7D Mark II, we’re trying to authenticate things down to the CR3 level. We have been incorrect about previous features of the camera. For one, the top plate is not an “EOS-1 Style”, and the camera does not shoot 12fps. The sensor does have new technology, but it is not multi-layer, which is what we originally reported, but got thrown off by patents showing layered sensors. Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Kit lenses: 18-135 IS STM and 15-85 IS…
  • Sigma Adds EOS C100 Support to the 18-35 f/1.8 DC HSM Art

    Canon Rumors
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:46 am
    Sigma has released Firmware v 1.02 for the 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Autofocus is supported at any aperture value when used with the Canon Digital Cinema Camera EOS C100.Please Note: Before upgrading the firmware of 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A013, please first update your SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver1.2.0Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Firmware v1.02 | Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC HSM Art at B&H Photo cr
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    Digital Photography School

  • Which Three Lenses do You Need for Photography?

    Andrew S. Gibson
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I used an 85mm lens fitted with a 500D close-up lens to create this photo of a Chinese Water Dragon. Two things occurred to me When I read Phillip VanNostrand’s article The Only Three Lenses You Need for Travel Photography. One, is that his choice of lenses would not be my choice. Two, is that you cannot recommend three lenses for every photographer to use, as everybody’s requirements are different. Imagine if you went to a showroom to buy a new car and the salesperson said “Sir, the only car for you is a Ford Focus”. Fine, if that’s the car you happen to want. But how…
  • Tips on How to Get New Photography Clients

    Monica Day
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Aaaaghhhh!!!! Why aren’t people knocking down my door to get me to photograph their most precious moments?! We’ve all said this. We’ve all had those moments where we just don’t understand where the people are, or the ones that will pay us are. Or you’ve finally built a business and now it’s time to move. I get it. I’m a military spouse. I move…a lot. I have to rebuild my business every two to four years. But I’ve done it, and so can you. You don’t have to be a military spouse to benefit from these tips. They can be applied to a new business, a new market, a new city, or a…
  • What’s Really Missing from Your Photographs?

    Olivier Duong
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Ever felt that your images are missing a certain je-ne-sais-quoi? I remember when I was a proud young shooter, I showed my images to my photography 101 teacher, ready for him to crown me the next best photographer he’s ever seen (Hey I was young). He looked at them, and politely said “They are coming along”. What. The. Heck dude!? I looked at him in disbelief. I tried some Jedi mind tricks on him; trying to juice some positive note out of him. After a while, it was evident he didn’t want to offend me, I tried pressing him a last time and he gave me the same…
  • Luminosity Masks Versus HDR Software For Creating Natural Looking HDR Images

    Jimmy McIntyre
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Jimmy’s Luminosity Masks Tutorials – Art of Digital Blending Course For Photoshop is on sale now at 15% off over at SnapnDeals. Only until September 6th, grab it now! If you type the term ‘HDR’ into google images you’ll very quickly see why HDR photography has a bad reputation. While we all differ in our tastes, in recent years, those strongly saturated, blurry and noisy HDRs have fallen out of fashion, even amongst HDR photographers. Luminosity Masks Versus HDR Software For Creating Natural Looking HDR Images The goal, among many, is now a clean HDR look. HDR…
  • Three Types of Light: Diffused, Backlight and Reflected – What are They and When to use Them

    Natasha Cadman
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Light: it is the main component for every image that you will take. It does however come in many different forms, producing very different results. Some of these types of light are diffused, backlit and reflected. There will be times when each of these types of light is more readily available than another, or even in some cases multiple types of light at once. Some people create their full photographic style by using a certain type more, or less, exclusively in their work. But, knowing how to first spot the different light forms will allow you to take full of advantage of every scenario and…
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    Digital ProTalk

  • FIRST EVER MASSIVE CLEARANCE SALE at our Digital Resource Center

    David Ziser
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Good Morning Everybody, I know it’s been a while and life is good for LaDawn and I .  But as our lives take on a slightly different direction these days I've got one HUGE piece of news for you today! We are having our FIRST EVER MASSIVE CLEARANCE SALE at our Digital Resource Center.  [link] Everything must go and is priced at 50 - 80% OFF!!! More details below. For the last several years myDigital Resource Center [link] has been the go to on-line store for some of the most exciting lighting gear, training DVDs , software enhancements available anywhere. And now just about ALL Of…
  • Tomorrow Night - 12 Keys to Awesome Off-Camera Flash – FREE Webcast!!!

    David Ziser
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Hey everybody - don't miss this FREE 90 minute July 8th Webcast tomorrow evening at 7:00 p.m. with award winning photographer, trainer, and author - Michael Mowbray!  REGISTER FOR FREE RIGHT HERE! As I mentioned a few weeks ago, PhotoPro Network is presenting an entire series of "Members Only"webcasts this year but is making this first webcast open to everybody FREE!!! Michael is an amazing photographer who has perfected the art of lighting with his little speed-lighting gems. Check out his images here and his new Speed-lighting book "Shoot To Thrill" right here. I just picked up my…
  • ”Rolling Thunder”

    David Ziser
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:54 am
    ”Rolling Thunder©David A. Ziser This cloud formation was one of the strangest and most eerie we have ever seen at the tip of the Baja peninsula, in San Jose del Cabo and maybe ever. Generally it’s all beautiful blue skies, soft cool breezes and amazing sunrises and sunsets.  That was not the case two days ago when a weather front rolled in and looked to devour the entire area.  These kind of things happen around here but they are quite rare – heck it only rains 10-12 times a year.  Two days ago was one of those times. LaDawn and I both stopped what we were doing just so…
  • I Have Not Fallen Off The Face Of The Earth, I Promise;~)

    David Ziser
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:50 am
    I'm afraid most of you think I have fallen off the face of the earth these days but I have to tell you - that certainly is not the case ;~)  We've been visiting and exploring San Jose del Cabo at the end of the Mexican Baja peninsula for the months of May and June working on several projects remotely.  WE head back home next Monday and jump right into a very busy summer. The sunrises (like the one above) sunsets, beaches and coast-lines are breath-taking and really easy on the eyes.  Don't you just love technology allowing me to work, with a little bit of play, from all over…
  • 12 Keys to Awesome Off-Camera Flash – FREE Webcast!!!

    David Ziser
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:49 am
    Hey everybody - don't miss this FREE 90 minute July 8th Webcast with award winning photographer, trainer, and author - Michael Mowbray! PhotoPro Network is presenting an entire series of "Members Only" webcasts this year but is making this first webcast open to everybody FREE!!! Michael is an amazing photographer who has perfected the art of lighting with his little speed-lighting gems. Check out his images here and his new Speed-lighting book "Shoot To Thrill" right here. I just picked up my Kindle copy and can't wait to get into it! This "LIVE" rapid fire program is just what any…
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  • WD My Passport Ultra Metal Edition

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    To commemorate the 10th anniversary of its My Passport line of portable external hard drives, WD, a Western Digital company, is introducing a sleek new design for the world’s most popular external hard drive lines. More than 60 million My Passport drives have been sold in the past 10 years, providing approximately 42,000 petabytes of content protection for consumers worldwide. The My Passport Ultra...
  • Sony a5100 Digital Camera

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sony claims another world’s best with the announcement of the a5100, the world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera. The pocket-sized a5100 joins the a7 series, a5000 and a6000 in Sony’s growing stable of compact, power-packed interchangeable lens cameras. Fitting snugly in your hand, the a5100 boasts a big APS-C sensor plus a built-in flash and...
  • Leica M-P Digital Camera

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, presents a further model in the Leica rangefinder camera segment. Based on the otherwise identical Leica M, the Leica M-P offers all the technical advantages of the Leica M-System and several additional features, for example an enlarged buffer memory. The ‘P’ in the name of this camera indicates the particularly discreet and enduring...
  • Fujifilm X-E2 Digital Camera Review

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    The Fujifilm X-E2 slots nicely into the polished end of mid range interchangeable lens cameras. It features the new X-Trans CMOS II sensor with a 16.3 megapixel capture that produces amazingly sharp images with great clarity. It is surprisingly light for a powerful, classically designed camera that oozes retro appeal and comes with built in Wi-Fi to transfer your images. This...
  • Fujifilm X-M1 Digital Camera Review

    11 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    There is a certain feeling of nostalgia that this style of camera evokes, the distant memory of a camera sitting on my parents coffee table back in the late 70's and early 80's next to a couple of rolls of FujiColor. The classic shape, the silver and black styling, the feeling of anticipation you got when you popped the back of the camera open, after having wound the film...
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    Virtual Photography Studio

  • The Quick & Dirty Guide to Wedding Photography Business Branding

    Paul Escott
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:45 pm
    We’ve written about branding at length before, with talk on finding your own niche and sticking to it, as well as several other techniques to help you stand out on today’s complex photography market. Today, however, we’re going to make everything simple and clear for your convenience, with a quick and dirty guide to wedding photography business branding. We’ll be covering all the basics, from getting your reputation off the ground, to putting it to work for you – all outlined in some simple, easy-to-follow steps. Oh, and good luck! The definitive guide to wedding photography…
  • 5 Online Photography Portfolio Mistakes to Avoid

    Paul Escott
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Curious to know if you’re at fault for one of these common online photography portfolio mistakes? Read on – about loading time, the importance of contact information, the vital presence of passion, and plenty more errors that many otherwise skilled and professional photographers can succumb to. Bear them in mind, when you work on articulating a coherent online presence and business is sure to freely flow in. Your contact info is not crystal clear Let’s not beat around the bush about this one – one of the most frequently encountered online photography portfolio mistakes. If your…
  • Making the Most of Your Wedding Portrait Photos: 3 Trends in 2014

    Paul Escott
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:22 pm
    As many artists will tell you, wedding portrait photos are an art in and of themselves. They are very important to the clients, of course, and can also greatly enrich your portfolio and enhance its overall value. That’s why, for today’s post, we’re taking a look at three trends that have been dictating the rules for this segment over the past months. They’ve been confirmed enough for us to assume that they’ll also be around until the end of the year; so, pay heed and make sure you’re doing everything right, in order to make the most of your wedding portrait photos. 1. Posed shots…
  • 5 Tips on Building the Best Photo Portfolio Website

    Paul Escott
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Say what you will, but building the best photo portfolio website is still important, even in 2014 – the day and age of social media, mobile apps and all other great digital trends. Why does a good website still matter? The answer is simple enough and has a lot to do with one of the most basic principles in marketing: a website for your photo brand is the most comprehensive way for a potential client to sample your work and decide whether or not they want to hire you. They’ll be basing their decision on what they see there to a great extent, so it pays off to know how to best represent…
  • How to Photograph Food at Weddings – The Bare Essentials

    Paul Escott
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:50 pm
    We live in a society that seems to be more obsessed with food than ever before. Not only has the cultural trope of the foodie risen to mainstream media prominence, but the endless streams of Instagram hashtags that revolve around food confirms this obsession. In such a food-centric day and age, the question of how to photograph food at weddings may seem simpler to answer than ever before. After all, if your smartphone touting 15 year-old cousin can do it, so can you – a seasoned professional of this visual art we call photography. Right? Things are obviously not that simple, of course. In…
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    Camera Hacker: Forums

  • Error Code C:31:42

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:53 am
    hah I did the magic smak!! It works!! Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • Can't get rid of "turn the power off and on again"

    24 Aug 2014 | 11:44 pm
    This worked for me: Hope it leps you too Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Sony HDR-HC3 Tape Door Won't Close with C:32:11 Error Code

    23 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    Wow - an old thread keeps going! Our DC38 which we have maybe used 10 times since it was bought new many years ago had same problem when I tried it now. Read al . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • E:62:10 on DSC-T9

    23 Aug 2014 | 3:29 am
    incredible i had this messesage on my T9 and none of the kids knew where it came from. Was a little afraid of hitting my cam. But hitting it on the top with a . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Vivitar ViviCam 3695 Review [Spanish]

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    la marca "vivitar" no es mas que un fiasco señores y señoras... si señor... he dicho una VERDADERA ESTAFA Y PILTRAFIA! esta camara es un complique verdadero... . . . Category: Digital Camera: Vivitar
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    LetsGoDigital English Edition

  • Sony A5100 system camera

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Sony Alpha A5100 smallest interchangeable lens camera : Sony is proud to introduce the world’s smallest system camera with super-fast autofocus and professional quality pictures. Crisp, blur-free action photos and soulful portraits. Smooth, cinematic Full HD movies. Better-looking selfies. They’re yours for the taking with Sony’s pocket-sized A5100 - the clever little digital camera with an awful lot of picture power. Fitting snugly in your hand, the Sony A5100 is the world’s smallest interchangeable-lens digital camera that boasts a big APS-C sensor plus a built-in flash and Wi-Fi.
  • Samsung extends Olympic Games partnership

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:40 am
    Samsung extends Olympic Games partnership through 2020 : The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Samsung Electronics, the Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment category, announced it has signed an agreement to extend their partnership through to the 2020 Olympic Games. The signing ceremony took place on August 17th in Nanjing, China, the host city of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games. IOC President Thomas Bach and Jay Y. Lee, Vice Chairman at Samsung Electronics attended the ceremony. As mobile technologies have become an inseparable part of our daily…
  • Sony A5100 Accessories

    18 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    Sony Alpha A5100 Accessories : New accessories that are compatible with the Sony A5100 system camera include the style-matching Sony LCS-EBD body case - available in three color variations - as well as the compact, easy-to-carry Sony RM-SPR1 remote. The Alpha A5100 digital camera is compatible with Sony’s ever-growing assortment of E-mount interchangeable lenses, and uses the same E-mount as the acclaimed A6000, A7, A7R and A7S models, as well as all the previous Alpha NEX cameras. All Sony 'FE' and 'E' lenses are compatible with all E-mount cameras. The E-mount family now includes 20…
  • Sony A5100

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:50 am
    Sony Alpha 5100 Interchangeable lens camera : Sony Electronics debuts ultra-compact Alpha A5100 system camera with impressive autofocus. Sony has unveiled the stylish A5100 camera, a new model packing pro-quality AF performance and image quality into a portable, lightweight package. The speedy new camera (model: Sony ILCE-5100) features the same Fast Hybrid AF system as the acclaimed Alpha A6000 model, which allows it to acquire focus in as little as 0.07 seconds. It also shares the A6000’s image sensor - a 24.3 MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor - and powerful BIONZ X processor. This impressive…
  • HTC ONE (M8) MirrorLink software upgrade

    17 Aug 2014 | 3:25 am
    HTC One M8 Android phone now MirrorLink enabled : The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for phone-centric car connectivity solutions, announced that the HTC One (M8) Android phone is now MirrorLink-enabled. MirrorLink will arrive via a software upgrade to current HTC One (M8) users with the promise of more MirrorLink-enabled HTC devices to come in the near future. (For further information on Android 4.4.3’s regional release date please contact your local HTC’s customer service). MirrorLink is the leading industry standard for car-smartphone…
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    Shutter Sisters

  • The Must-Have List

    shutter sisters
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    We know that no two camera bags (or their contents) look alike (nor should they) , which is exactly why we’re asking YOU for your photographic opinion. We’re working on an article for Digital Photo Magazine’s annual “Buyers Guide” issue and we’re looking to compile the coolest, most useful and inspiring list of photo gear ever. Well, that might be an overstatement but still, we need your suggestions. That said, answer us this: What is the one piece of photo equipment you could couldn’t live without and why? What piece of photo gear do you covet…
  • The Thread that Connects Us

    Tracey Clark
    20 Feb 2014 | 11:44 am
    What can I possibly say to express what’s in my head and on my heart? It seems the words that keep repeating in my head are here we are, again. Again, yes. Only this time, the entire world is different. Beginning again here with Shutter Sisters—in a rebirth of sorts—has had me reflecting on the very start of it, 6 years ago. I feel as excited now as I did then, but in an entirely new way. Over the past years, the breadth of the internet has widened and deepened and it’s exploded with beautiful content, inspiring communities, and creative collaborations. And photography?
  • Discovering Magic

    shutter sisters
    7 Feb 2014 | 1:50 pm
    “As we keep exploring, experimenting, expressing ourselves in our work, we continue to learn, grow and evolve as photographers. No matter how long we’ve been shooting, how well we know our equipment or how many times we’ve read the manuals (or not), there’s always going to be more magic to discover.” -An excerpt from Discovering Magic by Tracey Clark. This article can also be found in the March/April Issue of DP Magazine.
  • The Landscape of Black and White

    shutter sisters
    27 Jan 2014 | 4:14 pm
    ” Giving an image its own personality, and what’s more, its own (processing) preferences, may border on the absurd, but if my camera is my creative tool and the landscapes are my muses, then the relationship I have to them can only benefit me as an artist, and can hopefully give those who view my work a new way to see the backdrops of our life.” -An excerpt from The Landscape of Black and White by Tracey Clark. This article can also be found in the January/February 2014 Issue of Digital Photo Magazine.
  • Winter Wonderland

    shutter sisters
    27 Jan 2014 | 4:10 pm
    “Winter presents unique opportunities, challenges and inspirations for photographers of all experience levels. The days are short during winter, so lighting is everything. Snow is a reflective surface—it can be your best photographic companion if you keep the basics in mind.” -An excerpt from Winter Wonderland  by Meredith Winn. This article can also be found in the December 2013 Issue of Digital Photo Magazine.
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    Layers Magazine

  • Setting Your White Balance in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw

    Scott Kelby
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    Setting your white balance is one of the most important edits you make in Camera Raw because if you do it right, your color will be spot on, and you won’t have any color correction problems to deal with later in Photoshop. (Don’t forget these techniques work for the Develop module in Lightroom, as well.) There are three different ways to set your white balance in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR): the Temperature and Tint sliders, the White Balance presets drop-down menu, and the White Balance tool. But before we get into these different methods, let’s discuss the difference between…
  • Petzval DSLR Art Lens

    Michael Corsentino
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:38 am
    Old-World Optics for New-World Cameras Software-based filters for simulated bokeh and old-world camera effects are great, but nothing beats getting it right in camera. The new Petzval DSLR Art Lens brings the look of old-world optics to new-world cameras in a way no other lens has. Zenit and Lomography engineers have teamed up to redraw, recalculate, and remeasure the original classic 1840 Petzval lens and create a new, updated version compatible with modern DSLRs. Currently, both Nikon F and Canon EF lens mounts are available. Used at wider apertures, the reimagined version of the…
  • The Aviator Travel Jib

    Michael Corsentino
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Compact, Lightweight Jib for Video Shooting professional-looking video footage requires not only a capable DSLR or camcorder, but also a few key accessories essential for high-quality production values. To capture the shots you’ve seen where a camera fluidly glides across the horizon or moves smoothly up or down in a scene, filmmakers use a tool called a jib, a crane-like piece of equipment that’s typically expensive, heavy, and complicated to set up. That is until the folks over at Nice Industries introduced The Aviator Travel Jib, a best-in-class, compact, lightweight, and affordable…
  • Editing JPEGs and TIFFs in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw

    Scott Kelby
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    This really surprises a lot of people, but you can shoot in JPEG or TIFF modes on your camera and still use Camera Raw just like you would with any RAW photo. So I thought I’d show you how to do just that, because it’s not really obvious, and there are a couple of different ways to do it (and I think learning Camera Raw is the easiest and certainly fastest way to make your photos look the way you want them to look). We’ll then take a look at some of the minor differences between editing a JPEG or TIFF file versus a RAW file. FROM YOUR COMPUTER If you want to open a single JPEG or TIFF…
  • Using External JavaScript Libraries with Edge Animate

    Tom Green
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    Animate allows users to connect directly to remote JavaScript libraries using the new Script panel. Tom Green demonstrates the basic functionality in this video tutorial. Check out other tutorials on this subject from Tom: -
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  • Sneaky Ways to Avoid Camera Theft

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 The greatest days are full of fun photo ops, not bad guys creepin’ on your turf. Protect your gear! Cover your phonecam in junky camouflage and trick those thieves into stealing something else less cool, like a stack of old CDs. Go “normcore” and try carrying your fancy camera in a something less fancy, like a tote bag covered in cats. Sometimes all you need are confusion tactics … like a picture of a bright pink donut on your fancy camera lens. Learn Three Tricks For Outsmarting Camera Snatchers (...)Read the rest of Sneaky Ways to…
  • New Sweet Spot Phone Lens from Lensbaby!

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 The “Sweet Spot” is more than an excellent name for a tiny pie shop or puppy massage spa … it’s exactly what you need to make your photos really stand out. Meet the LM-10 Sweet Spot Phone Lens! With it, our pals at Lensbaby are bringing they’re years of creative lens making expertise to the phoneography game. Stick a removable metal ring to your phone then attach the LM-10 via magnet to add brilliant blur and extra artsiness to your photos and videos. The LM-10 sports on extra magnet on its end so you can snap on a second lens! Add a…
  • I’m Back From Vacation. Now What?

    14 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Vacation time’s almost over! Your phone and camera are filled with photos from all your fun trips…what now? You don’t want them stored in your laptop forever, but there isn’t enough shelf space in the world to show them off. Where we’re going we don’t need shelves. We’ve rounded up some our favorite photo projects from our archives and elsewhere around the ‘net to show you what to do with those awesome photos of yours. 10 Ideas for Showing Off Vacation Photos (...)Read the rest of I’m Back From Vacation. Now What? (501…
  • Meet the Cube: A Go-Anywhere Action Cam from Polaroid

    11 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 The folks at Polaroid (the ones who brought instant photos to the masses) are at it again! They’ve cooked up The Cube, a go-everywhere action cam that’s as easy to use as it is easy on the wallet. An action camera for the masses (hey, that’s us … that’s YOU). The Cube records quality HD video in 1080p with its wide angle lens. The cam’s rubber exterior is not only shock proof and water resistant, but it’s also super cute and friendly! Attach the magnetic Cube to the bike mount to record your morning commute. Set it up on the tripod and…
  • The Petzval Lens Reinvented

    11 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Your efforts to “make history” have been, uh, fun but haven’t achieved historical status yet. World’s Largest Pizza? Bold attempt. Learn a few tips from the Petzval Lens, which found fame over 100 years ago and has now been reproduced to fit your modern camera This brassy beauty is the modern day replica of the legendary Petzval lens first made in Austria back in 1840. After painstaking studies, this lens has been crafted anew to fit your modern camera while remaining true to the original functionality and style. The lens itself is…
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    emilie inc. photography blog

  • Greek wedding of Mallory and Peter at the Colony Hotel

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:24 pm
    A lot of energy and heart went into Mallory and Peter's wedding day. Mallory said she started planning after their engagement a little over a year ago but her brother claims her plans have been in the works since she was little. I was very impressed with how much each detail was thought out- and how much Mallory made by hand! The wedding invitations which she designed herself were particularly stunning. Equally impressive was Mallory's wedding dress which was brought in 10 sizes (can you imagine?!) to fit her slender frame. It was adorned with custom beading.Mallory's Greek heritage was well…
  • Erin and Todd's Maine wedding at the 1812 Farm in Bristol

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    "A simple hello changes everything," said Erin and Todd.  The two met at a bar in NYC, days before Todd left to return home to Australia.  After all, he was just on holiday.  Little did he know, he had just met his future wife.  About six months later, Erin and her spontaneous self moved from NYC to Australia.  Clearly these two had a hunch.  A year and a half later, they were engaged.  I'd say it was fate with a dash of serendipity that these two crossed paths.  They have an easy connection, tons of passion, and value friends and family.  Their…
  • Wentworth by the Sea wedding of Emily and Stephen

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Emily and Stephen's day was truly all about family.  Stephen's son, Brett, and daughter, Ruby, had important roles as ring bearer and flower girl, but it felt like they were marrying Emily, too.  Ruby had an eye on the bride all through hair and makeup preparations, watching quietly and piping up every so often that she, too, wanted her hair curled or a little lip gloss applied.  Brett hung out with the men as they watched a game and told funny stories, laughing along with them when he could tell the punch line had been delivered.After a sweet ceremony we headed to the garden…
  • mountaintop family portrait in Ossipee, New Hampshire

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:10 pm
    When Stephanie mentioned that I would travel up a steep driveway to their home in the mountains, she wasn't kidding.  I felt nearly vertical in my car as I climbed up the steep grade.  But once I reached the top, I saw exactly why this family escapes to this spot.  The views from their perch are just breathtaking.  You can look out from either the front yard or the patio area to layers of mountains, stacked one in front of the other in a blue swath.I was greeted by Stephanie and her two daughters who were romping around the yard with pup, Karoo, as they waited for their…
  • French's Point destination wedding of Olivia and Brett

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Two grooms named Brett Mitchell?!  What?!  I thought it was a typo, but no.  I photographed my second Brett Mitchell of the season (the first was at Spruce Point Inn and he married Sarah!) -- this Brett married Olivia.  After a proposal under the Eiffel Tower in Paris, they had a beautiful destination wedding in Stockton Springs, Maine.  The two traveled from Michigan, drove the Maine coast, and were hooked when they found French's Point.  Brett claimed he had a few excited butterflies, but his demeanor was calm and collected all day.  Olivia was similarly…
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    Digital Camera Reviews & Photography Tips

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

    17 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a bridge camera features 4K QFHD Video Recording at 30 fps. This camera sit on a super-zoom camera class featuring a wide-angle 16x zoom lens equivalent to a focal range of 25-400mm, 20.1MP 1″ High Sensitivity MOS Sensor, 0.39″ 2,359k-Dot OLED Live View Finder, 3.0″ 921k-Dot Free-Angle LCD Monitor, and Built-In […]
  • Nikon D810

    13 Jul 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Nikon D810 is a new full-frame DSLR camera which replace two models of D800 and D800E. Nikon claims that this camera provide the highest image quality in Nikon history. It also keep the impressive performance of the two models before. D810 is equipped a 36.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor with No Optical Low Pass Filter and […]
  • Nikon 1 V3

    9 Jul 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Nikon 1 V3 is a new mirrorless camera featuring a new 18.4MP CX-Format CMOS Sensor that combined with EXPEED 4A Image Processor to capture high-resolution photos and videos in superb result. The camera is equipped with advanced technology like 3.0″ 1,037k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD, Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps, Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity, […]
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

    6 Jun 2014 | 1:17 am
    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III is a new Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera that comes with better features than before. The camera has 20.1MP 1″ Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor that combined with a BIONZ X Image Processor and Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8-2.8 Lens to produce high image quality like a DSLR result. It also equipped with 1440k-Dot […]
  • Sony SLT-A77 II

    2 Jun 2014 | 12:31 am
    Sony SLT-A77 II is a new advanced DSLR camera that launched on May 1, 2014. The camera offers a 24.3MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor that combined with a BIONZ X Image Processor, Gapless On-Chip Lens Design, and Translucent Mirror Technology to produce superb images quality. This camera also equipped with 3.0-inch 1,228k-Dot 3-Way Tilting LCD […]
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    Northlight Images Photography

  • Becoming a freelance photographer

    12 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    After being asked about becoming a pro photographer, Keith has written a short article covering 5 areas you really shouldn't avoid thinking about. Based on 10 years experience of running a business, taking photos is definitely not all it takes...
  • Review update - Topaz Adjust V5.1 plugin

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    Updated review of the Adjust V5.1 plugin from Topaz Labs.
  • Review - Canon PRO-100 printer

    11 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    A review of Canon's 8 ink dye based A3+ printer. It includes additional grey inks to improve B&W printing, but does it deliver?
  • Review - Tonality Pro

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:35 am
    A plugin and standalone application (Mac) for producing black and white images from colour. Editing features include masked adjustments and layers. Tested in Photoshop. Layers work for Aperture and Lightroom.
  • New photography articles and reviews

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:21 am
    Due to an incorrect update a while ago, our RSS feed may have become 'stuck' recently, with no new content for some readers. If this message is preceded by a whole load of articles/reviews that you've not seen before, then it's been fixed - if you've seen new items over the last few weeks, then your feed was not affected. Thanks for subscribing! bye for now Keith Cooper
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    Photography Blog

  • Pentax K-S1

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    The Pentax K-S1 is a new camera that bucks the trend of conventional digital SLR camera design. Read more and comment »
  • Corel PaintShop Pro X7

    Mark Goldstein
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    Corel PaintShop Pro X7 features new editing tools, faster brushes and modern UI updates. Read more and comment »
  • Hama Lismore Backpacks

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:15 am
    Hama has introduced a duo of photo backpacks. Read more and comment »
  • Canon Digital Learning Center Offers New Tutorials

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:10 am
    The Canon Digital Learning Center has posted several new educational resources for videographers. Read more and comment »
  • Toshiba Launches 20-megapixel CMOS Sensor for Mobile Devices

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    Toshiba has launched “T4KA7”, a 1/2.4 inch, 20-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor for smartphones and tablets. Read more and comment »
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  • A Type Geek's Ultimate Calendar

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: I'm probably the odd man out when it comes to designers and type: I can't identify a typeface at 100 paces and I don't hate Papyrus with a bloodthirsty passion. In all fairness though, I think Bud Light and Guinness taste similar, so you probably shouldn't trust my palate. If you are among the many who froth at the mouth at the mere mention of elegant ascenders, precise kerning, and exquisitely-crafted serifs, you might want to put this typography calendar on your holiday wishlist. Produced by Workman Publishing—creators of the iconic Page-A-Day…
  • Big Sale on Illustrator Plug-ins

    Mike Rankin
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    Authors: Mike RankinBody: Astute Graphics, makers of an amazingly powerful (and fun) set of plug-ins for Illustrator is having a 50% off Summer Fest Sale, from now through September 10, 2014. Both new and existing customers can take advantage of the sale to purchaase new plug-ins or upgrades. To get an idea of what you can do with these plug-ins, check out the free movies in my course Up and Running With Astute Graphics Plug-ins for Illustrator. For full details on the Summer Fest sale, check out the blog post at, and don't miss their free weekly…
  • Find and Fix Missing Fonts in PDFs

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    Authors: Erica GametBody: One of the benefits of working with PDFs is that the fonts are part of the package so there aren't any font issues, right? OK, I can hear you rolling your eyes from here. We all know that fonts are one of the biggest headaches when working with PDFs, mostly due to creators not properly including everything needed to process the PDF properly. Luckily, the folks at Enfocus and Monotype have given us hope with the release of their PitStop Font Fix plug-in for Acrobat Standard and Acrobat Pro. This plug-in—which only costs a social media…
  • Fonts to Help the Homeless

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Good things often spring from the union of commerce, art, and charity, as these "fonts with a purpose" illustrate. The Arrels Foundation for the homeless has partnered with the Cyranos McCann agency and a handful of homeless people to create Homelessfonts. The handwriting of these people living on the streets of Barcelona—used to adorn their cardboard signs—has been turned into professional fonts for sale. The project is intended to bring awareness to the homeless issue in Europe, as well as give the homeless creators a source of pride and dignity. The…
  • A New Look for the US Postal Service

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    Authors: Erica GametBody: The United States Postal Service's financial woes are well-documented and its relevancy often questioned. To turn that negative image around, the USPS turned to New York's GrandArmy creative agency for help in modernizing their image. The agency worked to bring packaging, signage, and the USPS retail store experience up-to-date. GrandArmy created a unified look to the in-store experience—from way-finding to kiosks to product and service signage. The combination of the Gothic and Knockout typefaces with the patriotic red, white, and blue color scheme…
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    Chase Jarvis Blog

  • Aerial Landscape Photography Porn – Iceland Style

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    Over the years I’ve kicked out a bunch of vids shooting from the skies on commercial gigs, like here, here, here and here for starters. But occasionally, on the heels of a commercial assignment based out of a particularly stunning location, I’ll treat myself to some heli time shooting my ongoing aerial fine art project (personal work with dose of adventure). In fact, I’ve documented these adventures before — like here in New Zealand. I even did a how-to shoot aerial photography thingie here from Belize… but truth be told, all this flying never gets old. And so it…
  • 12 Secrets for Unlocking Your Most Creative Work

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    A lot of my breakthrough creative thoughts come to me when least expected. I’ve talked about “finding creativity” and “creative inspiration” all over the damn place… on podcasts like this and this (twice for example) or given a keynote on it here at SWSW. That said, I’ve also learned from an entire life in the trenches as an artist what DOESN’T contribute to them (abusing myself, bad head space, partying too much), but more importantly, what does… I’ve learned that creative inspiration is something that can be directly CULTIVATED by…
  • LENSTOPIA Part IV — The Top 5 Lenses for Your Micro Four Thirds Camera (+ a few others)

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    Data tells me that more than 100,000 of you caught my earlier Top 5 Nikon, Top 5 Canon & Top 5 Hasselblad lens posts, but it’s intuition that tells me what many of you are really wanting is today’s post on Micro 4/3 and mirrorless lenses. And yes, I rarely write about gear since there are entire websites dedicated to that pixel peeping universe… but my hope is that this makes the few times I do write about gear more helpful and impactful. I play the field when it comes to gear so that I can shoot with the best / preferred gear in any situation. And is was really that…
  • Everything You Weren’t Taught About Taking Photos: How to Make an Image While Making Tough Decisions on Set (Amidst the Drama of it All)

    5 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    Background Story. This image was a part of a global campaign — print, OOH and digital – for Naked Juice in 2011. This image was one image in a series of 6 ads where the goal was to achieve what we were calling “the Naked Lens” — a superwarm, hard backlit look, complete with lens flare and jeweled tones throughout the image. While it might be an overused look these days — lens flares hadn’t yet hitting the mainstream for advertising. The idea was that this look, when combined across all Naked’s imagery, could be an “own-able” look for Naked. You…
  • Let’s Have Coffee! Join Me For a 30-Minute Online Hangout

    1 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    REMINDER THIS IS TODAY! Don’t miss out. Grab a coffee, JOIN IN HERE on Google+ or HERE on YouTube, and ask some questions! You can also catch an embed down below. I’m all ears and a little bit of mouth… See you in a jiff… BONUS ANNOUNCEMENT: My friends over at Adorama have made several special deals available as part of my Hangout today. Click on this link to head over to the special Adorama landing page to check out the specials! I’ll also have a $100 gift card to give away during the show, so watch out for that, too. A lot of people offer to buy me coffee.
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    Camera Labs

  • Sony FE 70-200mm f4G OSS review - high-end tele zoom for mirrorless Alphas!

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Sony's FE 70-200mm f4G OSS is the first telephoto zoom that's native to the company's full-frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras, allowing it to work without an adapter on the A7, NEX and Ax000 series. It sports a constant f4 focal ratio, optical stabilization and fast and quiet focusing. I tested it extensively for sports and urban landscapes with the A6000 and present the first part of my review here! I'll update this review with a report on the full-frame performance in the future, but in the meantime many of my results are applicable for both formats. Check out my Sony FE 70-200mm review!
  • Mirrorless sports photography - it's come of age!

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    Mirrorless cameras have a lot going for them, but sports photography is an area where they've traditionally struggled. They could shoot quick bursts but their continuous AF was rarely convincing, leaving DSLRs as the best bet for people who wanted to shoot moving subjects. But when I tested Sony's A6000 I found it delivered the best continuous AF I'd seen from a mirrorless camera so far - the only question was whether it was up to a pro sports event. To find out I followed the 2014 Tour de France over five days across mountain passes, through rural villages and culminating with the time trial…
  • Panasonic Lumix TZ60 / ZS40 review - flagship pocket travel-zoom!

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    The Lumix TZ60 / ZS40 is Panasonic's flagship pocket super-zoom camera. Replacing the best-selling TZ40 / ZS30, the new TZ60 / ZS40 sports a 30x range equivalent to 24-720mm, and becomes the first pocket super-zoom with a built-in electronic viewfinder and support for RAW files. The TZ60 / ZS40 also packs 18 Megapixel resolution, 1080p video, built-in Wifi with NFC, and GPS with a database of landmarks. Find out which is the best super-zoom for you in my TZ60 / ZS40 review, where I'll compare it against key rivals from Sony, Canon and even within Panasonic's own range!
  • Sony RX100 III review - the best compact for enthusiasts!

    4 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Sony's Cyber-shot RX100 III is the latest in a series of popular compacts aimed at enthusiasts. It shares the larger than average 1in / 20 Megapixel sensor of the RX100 II, but swaps the lens for a 24-70mm f1.8-2.8. This may not zoom as far, but it starts a little wider and ends a lot brighter. Amazingly Sony's also managed to squeeze-in a popup electronic viewfinder, the screen now flips up by 180 degrees to face the subject and the video quality has improved. Find out why I reckon it's the best compact for enthusiasts in my in-depth Sony RX100 III review!
  • Sony A3000 review - budget mirrorless camera!

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Sony's Alpha A3000 is the company's most affordable mirrorless camera, and one that aims to take business away from traditional entry-level DSLRs. It features a 20 Megapixel APS-C sensor, Full HD video, and a wealth of shooting modes and assistance that will delight beginners. To hit a low price point, Sony's had to fit a basic electronic viewfinder, but you can't argue with the great image quality from a camera that costs two thirds the price of its cheapest DSLR rivals. Indeed it's one of the cheapest new cameras with an APS-C sensor and the chance to swap lenses - but is it right for you,…
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  • Chalupská slať / Chalupska swamp

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Nějak se to tak semlelo, že jsem minulé pondělí v srdci Šumavy stál na lávce Chalupské slati. Proudy lidí přicházely a odcházely, vzpomínaly, obdivovaly kačenky, hledaly kešku, svačily. Občas někdo vytáhl foťák a ze vzdálenosti natažené ruky vycvakl svůj obličej s pozadím slati. Díky Pavlovi za tip na krásné místo! Somehow everything mixed up, last Monday I stood in the heart of the Sumava forest on the wooden footbridge of Chalupska swamp. Streams of people came and went, somebody stood and remember, another count ducks or look for a geocaching box.
  • Mandarinková planeta / The tangerine planet

    13 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Hlavně, aby se mě někdo nezeptal proč mandarinková...ale co, do mě! Komu se to nelíbí, ať udělá čárku ! Kolikrát domu donesu fotky, že jsem z nich jelen. To mám z toho, že doháním podprůměrnost talentu pílí. Teď abych hledal nějakou báseň, nebo moudra, abych to zachránil.Jako že hledám neotřelý pohledy a nový směr?Jasně, furt něco hledám. Please just don´t ask me why "tangerine". Sometimes I bring home strange photos and I´m confused. Yes, it is my fault, because I always try to cover my subnormal talent by diligence. Damn!
  • Na okraji snu / At the edge of dream

    8 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Zdálo se mi, že cítím listopadový vítr, ale byl to jen sen. Krásný sen. Ve větvích šustilo poslední listí a jinovatka zdobila suchá stébla. I had dream about autumn wind but it was just a dream. Nice dream. Last leaves shaked on branches and ground frost shined on dry stalks. Na jedné lodi plujem na jedné palubě a i když neveslujem voda nás sama nese na jedné lodi plujem vstříc stejné záhubě a mrtvé vyhazujem a živým smějeme se ... Na jedné lodi, Jarek Nohavica
  • Slunečno / Sunny

    4 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Jedno pronikavé slunečno.Focení je hlavně o fotkách. Když to ale jeden nemá jako nádeničinu, může si to užít jako docela normální člověk....v neděli v pět ráno, kdesi...Docela normálně...užít :-) One heavy sunny morning.Photography is all about photos. Mostly. If one does not do it as daily work, can enjoy it as a fairly normal person.... Sunday at five, somewhere... Quite normal ... enjoy :-)
  • Mlhavo / Foggy

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Hustě mlžné téma pro dnešní den.Snad je u vás jasno...? Heavy foggy theme for today. Perhaps you enjoing sunny weather...?
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • Congrats to Joe T!

    Joe McNally
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:40 am
    This past weekend, Joe Torre’s #6 was officially retired at Yankee Stadium. He rightly took his place among the pinstriped legends. I worked with Joe a number of times over the years, and he always proved to be an affable subject. I wrote about the above snap in The Moment It Clicks. I shot it in the aftermath of Frank Torre’s heart transplant surgery, performed by the famous Dr. Mehmet Oz. Frank and Joe were not only brothers, but also one of those rare tandems of siblings who both made it to the big leagues. I was assigned to shoot the trio, at Yankee stadium, for a story on…
  • Profoto B1–Nikon TTL: Field Test

    Joe McNally
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    I recently was fortunate enough to be allowed to play with a beta version of the Profoto Air Remote TTL-N units. That means, in short, the Nikon version of controllers for the already renowned Profoto B1 units. The Canon models have been out for a while, and now the remote for Nikon hits the market on Sept. 15. Hit this link for the complete skinny and specs.  So, here’s the good news. My first frame shot with the unit was bang on in terms of exposure. (Which I figured was pretty good, as, it being the first time in the field with them, I really didn’t know what I was doing, or…
  • The Sky is the Driver

    Joe McNally
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    As I usually mention when teaching flash lighting, the most important light to observe and work with is not represented by that carton of flashes in the trunk of your car. It’s the ambient light level you encounter on location. Even if you go into a coal mine, and there is no light, that lack of ambient illumination becomes the driver for your flash solution. Likewise, outside, on a sunny day, that nuclear blast of photons up in the sky pushes you to light…or not. So, ironically, when you go on location as a “flash photographer.” no matter how many watt seconds you are…
  • A Life of Laughter

    Joe McNally
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    A bright light just went out. Robin Williams could speak faster than most of us can think. And when he spoke (often in tongues) we laughed, long, hard and well. Only photographed him once. Typical of his irreverent whimsy, he walked onstage to rehearse wearing a “Forty F%&*$#&G Niners” t-shirt, and dared the assembled photogs to take his picture and put that in your “family f%$*(**&^%g newspaper.” Had to bring my timing to get a publishable snap. We were all lucky to get anything sharp. He kept it lively, doing his routine, and riffing here and there. His…
  • Knocking Around With Flash

    Joe McNally
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    It’s been a busy year, so much so, I didn’t get around to doing a KelbyOne live seminar until late June. They are fun to do, and it looks like I’ll do a few more as the year progresses. The Kelby folks actually changed the name of the tour in the middle of things (thanks guys:-) so it is now called “The Power of One Flash.” Good example below. A very patient lady helped me out by coming out of the audience in San Jose for this one flash snap. It’s a one flash deal, but the flash is ping ponged off a white foam core board. It faces away from the subject,…
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    Canon Blogger

  • Take Time to Play

    14 Aug 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Ever feel like your creativity is  at a standstill?  Something got it on hold?  The common belief is that creative or mental blocks come from trying too hard to actually be creative.  So, how can we stop trying to hard?  It’s not that we should stop trying per se. It’s more that we need to stop trying to make every image a powerful image.  Being playful often starts with just laughing at yourself.  Seriously…laugh at yourself.  Do something stupid or silly.  That becomes infectious and can move you forward to play. In being playful with your work, it’s often…
  • Beautiful Bokeh

    9 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Over the weekend, I was taking some time to review some new hardware (not done testing yet, so gotta wait there) and I was testing in various types of lighting conditions, and at various burst rates.  During the course of the testing, I remembered how beautiful the bokeh is on the Sigma 70mm Macro lens.  Rather than diving into some lengthy narrative about what bokeh is, and how bokeh can really set things off nicely in an image, I figured it might be easier this time to just demonstrate with a few shots with what I would call… Beautiful Bokeh The background is simply the tree…
  • Hawking your wares…

    7 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    It sounds painful, and in the current climate, it can be.  For some though, this phrase may not sound familiar, so let me expand a little here – I am talking about selling your pictures.  It’s competitive for sure, as there are many more of us than there were a mere 10 years ago.  That, combined with the fact that buyers are paying less for them than before due to shrinking budgets – does not mean that no one is buying photos.  It just means you have to look in more places.  One such resource is the publication “The Photographer’s Market”. Published…
  • 5 Point and Shoots Under $250

    4 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Cameras are everywhere. Every cell phone these days has a built in one. Many folks tend to notice though that a cell phone camera has limitations on functionality, and look at getting a dedicated camera to take better quality pictures. While I’ve always encouraged people to adopt the mentality that The Best Camera is the one you have with you, there are added benefits to working with a dedicated camera over one that exists as part of a multi-function device like a smart phone. DSLR’s are great, but have several limitations themselves, the most common one of which is that they are bulky,…
  • Picking a Good Flash Battery

    3 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    As with anything, photographers perform a natural progression with their flashes.  We start with the built-in flash, then quickly move to an added flash.  Said flash then becomes external, but still tethered to the camera, until finally we liberate the flash from the camera via wireless triggers and remote control.  Through all of it, we need to fire these flashes with some power source.  Inevitably, the question comes up about what battery is best for your flashes. There are lots of options out there with options in every category from type of battery (alkaline, NiMh, and LiOn) to vendor…
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    Endless Years/Snapping Cat

  • Gadgets:: Portraiture comes to the video side

    5 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    By GREGG ELLMAN Portraiture for Video is a new video editing software to allow video enthusiasts to soften skin and remove blemishes, wrinkles, etc. during video editing. If this sounds familiar to still photographers, there is reason. Portraiture has been used in the professional still image industry for years for softening and enhancing skin tones. Now the company, Imagenomic has brought the same award winning features to the video world. According to a recent press release, Portraiture for Video is compatible with Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final…
  • Review: ELMO QBiC MS-1 Camera

    16 May 2014 | 5:50 am
    Going W I D E in Pictures and Video with the MS-1. Who could resist the Elmo ( QBiC MS-1 camera? The MS-1 is a white cube, only 2.14” x 2.4” x 1.57” in size and weighing 3.3 ounces, that fits nicely in the palm of your hand. It is weather resistant, captures stills as well as HD video and even has built-in stereo microphones. But, what really sets it apart is the super-wide angle f/2.0 lens with three wide- angle settings: 185 ̊, 165 ̊ and 135 ̊. You can get as close as 0.78” to a subject. There is no display on the camera itself. Rather, you download…
  • Gadgets:: Three digital storage devices, a Bluetooth speaker and a hands-free headset

    8 May 2014 | 8:08 am
    By GREGG ELLMAN I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Digital storage – probably the two most important words in the world of technology – is critical to everyone. IT’S BIGGER ON THE INSIDE Western Digital’s Thunderbolt My Passport Pro is the mother of all storage. It provides up to a whopping 4TB (yes, that is terabits) in a cargo pants pocket-sized (5.6 by 3.5 inches, 1.9 pounds) portable hard drive with RAID storage. The RAID 1 system divides the hard drive in half to give your data a duplicate copy in the other half. It…
  • Gadgets:: Wi-Fi extender deals with dead zones at home

    1 May 2014 | 7:37 am
    By GREGG ELLMAN Just about every household has Wi-Fi with the main connection often coming into the home at a home office, which extends the coverage well into a few surrounding rooms. But with more and more iGadgets entering homes daily, the need to extend your existing Wi-Fi to dead zones on other floors or far across the house becomes greater. One solution could be to relocate your router to a central point, but a much easier solution is Netgear’s AC750 WiFi Range Extender (model EX6100). For tech-heads who want specifics, the device supports dual band Wi-Fi…
  • Gadgets:: Pelican cases built for pros in need of hard-core protection of gear, gadgets

    1 May 2014 | 7:32 am
    By GREGG ELLMAN Pelican touts its reputation for making high-performance case solutions that are watertight, crushproof, dust proof and used by professionals in the most demanding situation including firefighters, police and military. I’ve owned several of the company’s cases over the years and when I think of Pelican, the words “useful” and “indestructible” come to mind. After recently testing the Pelican 1560LOC overnight case (full of camera equipment) the useful part went to a whole new level. First, a little bit about Pelican…
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  • Seven Ways to Improve What You Upload to Instagram

    Maaz Khan
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    Instagram’s become a staple in the average smartphone user’s app drawer. Where it once started off as a tool to enhance and showcase your phone photography, however, it has now arguably taken over as a complete social network altogether. With the introduction of direct messaging, the ability to tag other people, and the all around [...] The post Seven Ways to Improve What You Upload to Instagram appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Portraits of Topless People Shot With A Taser

    Udi Tirosh
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    Usually we try and look our best when we get our portraits taken, but how can one look good while being stunned with a taser seconds before the shutter snaps? Photographer Patrick Hall worked his charms to get volunteers to have their portraits taken just like that. After being stunned. With 300,00 Volts. By a [...] The post Portraits of Topless People Shot With A Taser appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Photoshop vs. Lightroom: What if You Had to Pick Just One?

    Jeff Guyer
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:56 am
    One of the questions I get a lot comes from new photographers wanting to know whether they should be working in Photoshop or Lightroom. I particularly enjoy their deer-caught-in-the-headlights look when I reply, “Both!” While it’s true that either of these incredibly powerful Adobe tools could, in theory, provide photographers with everything they need to [...] The post Photoshop vs. Lightroom: What if You Had to Pick Just One? appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Take Your Night Sky Photography To The Next Level With This Helpful Tutorial

    Tiffany Mueller
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:07 pm
    If you have been wanting to try your hand at night sky photography, or just want to improve on the star photos you’ve already taken, you’re in luck. Canon Australia has teamed up with Phil Hart, winner of an Astrofest David Malin Award and creator of some truly brilliant astrophotography shots, to put together a [...] The post Take Your Night Sky Photography To The Next Level With This Helpful Tutorial appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Instagram’s New Hyperlapse App Is Surprisingly Smooth

    Tiffany Mueller
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
      Instagram is making it easy for everyone with an iPhone to become timelapse creators with the new app it announced today, which the social photo sharing giant has dubbed Hyperlapse. In it’s infancy, Hyperlapse was nothing more than a side project a few developers from the Instragram camp decided to take on for the fun of [...] The post Instagram’s New Hyperlapse App Is Surprisingly Smooth appeared first on DIY Photography.
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    Serious Compacts - Featured Articles, Reviews & Posts

  • Featured: 'North Cascades and Olympic National Parks' by Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    We did a 10 day trip in northern Washington in July. Day hikes in North Cascades National Park and a few days in Olympic National Park on our way back home to Oregon. Wonderful places... took way too many photos :) Gear-wise I kept it "fairly minimal": Olympus EM-1 with the 14-54mm and the 75-300mm. And a hiking pole with small ballhead as monopod. Sauk Mountain: after some miles on a steep gravel road and a fairly short (but steep) hike you get rewarded with views like these: Sauk Mountain by tilman paulin, on Flickr Mt Baker Wilderness (Artist Point): at first we were disappointed when we…
  • Featured: 'Herons (some BIF) with Nikon V3 and 70-300CX' by The Smoking Camera

    The Smoking Camera
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:46 am
    A few images of black crowned night herons on the edge of a marsh here in Hawaii. Used the Nikon V3 and recently released 70-300CX lens (189-810mm equivalent). The setup weighs less than two pounds so I was able to handhold for a couple of hours. Burst rate is 20fps with continuous focusing and the camera does a reasonable job of tracking. Hope you enjoy these.
  • Featured: 'Sigma DP2 Quattro Test Shoot Pics and First Impressions' by ggibson

    11 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    My test shoot DP2 Quattro arrived the other day and I've played around with it and grabbed some shots--enough to give a first-look impression of the camera and the images it can produce. The camera itself is a strange, modern design, that much is plainly obvious from just looking at it. I think Sigma wanted this camera to look as different on the outside as they feel it is on the inside! Ergonomically, the design is pretty poor, in my opinion. The "grip" does not really fit the hand well, and is shorter than I would really like it to be to get a firm hold on it. It's usable enough, but don't…
  • Tutorial: Add the SC Mobile Version Shortcut to Your Phone / iPod Homescreen

    Amin Sabet
    22 Jun 2014 | 5:17 pm
    We are phasing out the site app in favor of a mobile site version, which is the default site version when visiting from a phone or iPod. To add a link to your phone or iPod homescreen so that the mobile site can be launched like an app, follow the directions below. For Android phones: 1) Visit in your browser (I am using Chrome here) and tap on the menu button. Mine is circled in red; yours may look slightly different in a different browser / phone. 2. Tap on "Add to homescreen" 3.1. Change title to something short like "SC" 3.2. Tap on "Add" 4. All done. Your shortcut…
  • Panasonic Announces Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera

    Amin Sabet
    12 Jun 2014 | 4:35 am
    Today Panasonic announced the FZ1000, the latest in their long, well-respected line of megazoom cameras. It is the second megazoom with a 1" sensor and costs far less. Compared to the Sony RX10, the Panasonic has a much longer zoom (25-400e vs 24-200e), significantly slower lens (2.8-4 vs 2.8 constant), and lower price ($899 vs $1299) Highlights 20.1MP 1" High Sensitivity MOS SensorLeica DC Vario-Elmarit 16x Zoom Lens25-400mm f/2.8-4 (35mm Equivalent)4K QFHD Video Recording at 30 fps0.39" 2,359k-Dot OLED Live View Finder3.0" 921k-Dot Free-Angle LCD MonitorBuilt-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with…
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: Pan Blur Effect and Cloud Brushes – Episode 390

    Nick Abramovitz
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    In this season finale, Matt has a tip on adding wispy clouds to your cityscape shots using the pan blur effect in Photoshop. Pete has a tip on creating clouds using a cloud brush. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form PhotoshopWorld KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 390 is now playing! Download Episode 390 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: 3D Light Effect and HDR – Episode 389

    Nick Abramovitz
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    Corey demonstrates how to put 3d lighting effects into a two dimensional photo. RC gives a quick tip on how to leverage bridge in Photoshop for HDR work. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form PhotoshopWorld KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 389 is now playing! Download Episode 389 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Perspective Warp – Episode 388

    Nick Abramovitz
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    Corey has a tip on using perspective warp to manipulate your photos or designs. Pete dives in deeper to a tip he did a few weeks ago on working with shadows and highlights for perspective. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form PhotoshopWorld KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 388 is now playing! Download Episode 388 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Cartoon Sketch and Scripted Patterns- Episode 387

    Nick Abramovitz
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    Pete has a tip on sketching for cartoon storybook animals. Corey shows a feature in Ps CC using Patterns and its new feature called Scripted Pattern. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form PhotoshopWorld-athon This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 387 is now playing! Download Episode 387 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Split 3D Extrusion & Dent Effect and Frequency Separation – Episode 386

    Nick Abramovitz
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    Corey starts out the show with a tip on using 3d extrusion in Ps and splitting it in a graphic. Glyn Dewis joins us from England with a cool Movie (Iron Man) effect. And lastly Pete answers a question from Facebook on frequency separation and has a tip on how to understand it better. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form Pixel Fight Club This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 386 is now playing! Download Episode 386 (In order to download this file directly to your computer,…
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  • Join Me For a Nighttime Photowalk in DC

    Jeff Revell
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    Sadly, I don’t seem to have a lot of time for photowalking these days but there’s still one event that I always make room for. Every year my buddy Scott Kelby puts on a photowalk event of incredible proportions, which draws in photographers from all over. Of course I am talking about the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk that takes place every Fall. I have had the pleasure of hosting one of the photowalks every year and it is a pleasure for me to be a part of it. I am always on the lookout for interesting places to host my photowalk and this year I am trying something a bit…
  • My Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

    Jeff Revell
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:26 pm
    I wasn’t sure about whether or not I was going to be doing an Ice Bucket Challenge until my buddy Scott Kelby gave me no choice. Scott took his challenge at the end of the latest episode of The Grid and threw the challenge at me live during the broadcast. I happily accepted and started making plans. Having already watched several previous challenges by my friends I decided to do something a little different so I shot it with three cameras. The first is just my simple JVC handycam for the straight on view. Then I added a GoPro Hero3 Black for some nice 720/120 fps video to get that nice…
  • Making the DSLR Switch

    Jeff Revell
    17 Mar 2014 | 11:19 am
    Whether you are thinking of moving from a Nikon to a Canon or Pentax to Sony, there are a few things you should take into consideration when contemplating the move to a new camera system. As someone who goes from camera to camera for work reasons, I have some first-hand knowledge on what it takes to make the move. First off, you should really do your homework and consider why it is that you want to move. Are you looking for features that your brand doesn’t offer or are you just growing bored with the photos coming from your camera and think a switch will re-invigorate your photography?
  • A Canon 7D Mk II Wish List

    Jeff Revell
    13 Mar 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I try to stay up on all of the latest camera rumors to get an idea of what may be around the corner. It also helps me plan for possible future books that I might get to write. Right now the buzz around the rumor sites is that Canon will be unleashing a new DSLR sometime soon. Rumor has it that it might be an upgrade of the EOS 7D. My first Snapshots to Great Shots book was based on the very excellent EOS 5D and since that time Canon has released the 6D and 7D. There is no solid information on what or when for the next camera in line but I started thinking about what I would like to see in a…
  • Paperless Lite Keeps My Shotlist Handy

    2 Jan 2014 | 10:46 am
    You might have noticed that I have not put up many posts lately, which is due in large part to my latest book. I have been working hard trying to get it all wrapped up and it has pretty much take up all of my free time. I am almost at the end though and the only thing I need is a few images for one of the chapters. I am going to be hiring a model to get the photos I need and in order to maximize my shooting time I thought it would be a good idea to make a shot list. Shot lists can be extremely useful if your photo shoot actually has an agenda that needs to be accomplished. If you are just out…
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    Image Sensors World

  • Entangled Photon Imaging Promises Unique Features

    Vladimir Koifman
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Nature: A group of researchers propose a photography which uses light that has not interacted with the object being photographed. "This form of imaging uses pairs of photons, twins that are ‘entangled’ in such a way that the quantum state of one is inextricably linked to the other. While one photon has the potential to travel through the subject of a photo and then be lost, the other goes to a detector but nonetheless 'knows' about its twin’s life and can be used to build up an image.Normally, you have to collect particles that come from the object to image it, says Anton Zeilinger, a…
  • Softkinetic Presents Human Tracking Library for PS4

    Vladimir Koifman
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    PR Newswire: SoftKinetic announces the DepthSense Human Tracking Library (HTLib), for PlayStation 4(PS4). DepthSense HTLib was designed to track up to four players simultaneously, monitoring 21 different joints on each player, like shown in the promotional video:
  • Movidius Myriad 2 and Project Tango Presentation

    Vladimir Koifman
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
    BDTi publishes an article on Movidius' recently announced Myriad 2 vision processor, said to be 20 times more power effective than the company's previous generation chip. The sensor is used in Google Project Tango devices, and the article is accompanied by a video presentation by Johnny Lee, the Tango technical leader:
  • Toshiba Reveals 20MP/22fps Sensor

    Vladimir Koifman
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    Business Wire: Toshiba launches T4KA7, a 1/2.4-inch, 20MP BSI sensor enabling 6mm z-height camera modules for smartphones and tablets. The new sensor features 1.12um pixels and improved frame rate of 22fps, 1.8 times faster than that of Toshiba’s previous 20MP sensor.T4KA7 sample shipments start today. A reference module incorporating the new product is currently under preparation and will be available from Sept 1.
  • 3D Sensor Market Forecast

    Vladimir Koifman
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Markets and Markets publishes its "3D Sensor Market by Technology" report. The company analysts expect the 3D sensor market to reach $3.4B by 2020 at a CAGR of 23.43% in 2014-2020.3D Sensor Market by Regions
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • 3 Features I Don’t Think We’ll Ever See in Lightroom (But I’d like to) (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I’m sure we all have features we’d like to see in Lightroom (or lots of other programs too). And sometimes those features are so meaningful to us that we have no idea why everyone else doesn’t think so too. Well, my post is coming from a different place. I’m fully aware that these features are fairly random and probably only just applicable to me. They’re so specific that I actually don’t think we’ll ever see these features in Lightroom, but I thought it would be kinda fun to throw ‘em out there. Here goes: 1) Auto Flag in Develop –…
  • The Top 5 Ways I Use My Wacom Tablet with Lightroom (Matt Kloskowski)
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I always try to sit down and think up things that have become totally vital to my Lightroom workflow. Sometimes those things are right inside Lightroom, but I have to say if there’s one non-Lightroom thing that I can’t live without for my photos, it’s my Wacom tablet. No joke. I know I shouldn’t have to say this, but Wacom doesn’t pay me a penny to write about them. And honestly, if you don’t own a tablet then this post isn’t even for you because it’s probably hard for you to envision where you’d use the tips/settings I’m about to…
  • LIGHTROOM TIP: Organizing Collections From Folders (Matt Kloskowski)
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Hey everyone. Sorry for being away lately. If you follow my personal blog (if you’re in to landscape photography I hope you do), I posted that I was going to be gone for a week filming a Landscape Photography at Mt. Rainier (outside of Seattle) class for KelbyOne. Well, I had no idea that I wouldn’t have any internet and cell service for most of the time. Anyway, I’m back in the office until Photoshop World and I wanted to get out a quick tip that I just learned this week… Side Note: I posted a recap of my photos from that trip in case you want to see it. Here’s…
  • NEWS: Lightroom 5.6 Update (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    Hey everyone! Adobe just released another “dot” update for Lightroom. We’re up to 5.6 now and it’s free to download. Just launch Lightroom, go to the Help menu and choose Check for Updates. There’s nothing really breathtaking in this one. It’s mostly a camera update (the Nikon D810 is now included as well as a couple of Panasonic cameras) and a few bug fixes. Oh and lots of news lens profile support (especially with Sony’s lenses). You can see exactly what’s in the update and what bug fixes were addressed over on the Adobe Lightroom Journal…
  • Tip: Lightroom Tips and My Sky Replacement Tutorial (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Last week, over at Kelby One, we did a free webcast for Photoshop World coming up in just over a month. We had videos and tutorials from lots of various Photoshop World instructors, and I jumped in to do a some quick Lightroom tips as well as a tutorial on replacing a not-so-great sky in landscape photos. Replacing the sky is one of those questions I hear about a lot. I’ll tell you up front, that in order for it to work, you need similar conditions. For example, if you take an image from a blah cloudy day, and try to replace it with a sky from a bright sunny or colorful sunset, then…
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  • Battery Life: It’s the worst!

    Damon Webster
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    I’m mainly talking about the smartphones. You know these things filled with apps that have taken the place of your point & shoot cameras. Snapseed, Camera+, PS, Lightroom Mobile, ProCamera, Hipstamatic, the Classic CameraBag, and of course VSCO. YOU probably have your favorite go-to’s. And then there is the Instagram behemoth to post to. Love […]
  • BigAcrylic: When Your Walls Need Some Dressing!

    Damon Webster
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    OK, who prints their images these days? Not many folks, I know. It’s mainly on a screen. But you can’t have naked walls. I can’t anyway. So when I was in an edit suite a month ago, I noticed some very cool images,float mounted on the wall. All acrylic prints. So I did some more […]
  • Brad Elterman : a little #TBT in many ways

    Damon Webster
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    This article was first posted in 2009. We’re going to dedicate Thursdays on Photoinduced as Throw Back Thursday, and go into our archives to reintroduce some folks and photography to you. Sure, the concept of paparazzi was popularized in the days of La Dolce Vita. Yes, celebrities have always been sought after for exclusive personal […]
  • Garry Winogrand at the MET : A traveling show gets new home

    Damon Webster
    3 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    He was one of the most ironic photographers of our time. Prolific,obsessed,and a social commentator with a fast shooting camera. The show currently at the Metropolitan began at SF MOMA a year ago. And it had a significantly different take away flavor. A master of street photography, Garry Winogrand was an observer of the human […]
  • iKlip Puts Your Tablet Where You Need It!

    Damon Webster
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    Sure, the case on your iPad lets you prop it up, vertical or horizontal, but you need a surface to set it down on. Or you get to hold it for indeterminate lengths of time. When it’s a matter of sending txts or watching vids, checking email, or heck, even a little shopping, it’s not […]
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    Tips dan Trik Fotografi

  • Mitos Fotografi Yang perlu kita Luruskan
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Dalam dunia fotografi kita mengenal berbagai macam mitos yang telah meracuni keyakinan kita akan suatu kebenaran. Banyak dari mitos-mitos tersebut salah namun juga ada yang benar, sehingga kita perlu memilah milah informasi yang banyak beredar di masyarakat. Apalagi bagi sebagian orang awam, mitos mitos tersebut benar-benar tumbuh subur. Berikut adalah beberapa mitos-mitos fotografi yang perlu kita luruskan : 1. Harus mempunyai kamera/aksesori mahal Kamera/aksesori yang berharga mahal memang biasanya memiliki kualitas yang tinggi. Apalagi hal-hal menyangkut kamera DSLR nyaris tidak ada yang…
  • Menggunakan Popup Flash Dengan Cerdas
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Popup flash atau flash bawaan kamera cenderung menghasilkan bayangan-bayangan keras dan gambar yang membeku. Pop up flash memang memiliki banyak kekurangan bila dibandingkan dengan eksternal flash(baca posting sebelumnya), namun juga memiliki kelebihan yakni selalu menempel pada kamera sehingga kita tidak mungkin lupa membawanya. Seringkali dalam momen yang berlangsung cepat kita tidak sempat menggunakan/memasang flash eksternal, dan disinilah peran popup flash yang bisa kita andalkan. Pop up flash mempunyai kemampuan yang terbatas, jadi jangan berharap kita bisa mendapatkan hasil sebaik…
  • Perlunya memiliki flash Eksternal
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Flash Eksternal Flash eksternal/dedicated flash adalah flash terpisah dengan berbagai manfaat yang melebihi kemampuan flash popup/bawaan kamera dalam memberikan sumber cahaya buatan. Kamera modern Digital SLR saat ini tentunya sudah dilengkapi dengan popup flash, namun banyak pemilik kamera yang kurang puas akan hasilnya. Flash Pop Up/Onboard FlasH/Flash bawaan Tentunya bukan tanpa alasan mengapa produsen menyertakan fitur ini dalam setiap kamera. Pop up flash mampu memberikan cahaya buatan dengan kemampuan yang terbatas, misal fill in flash saat kondisi terik matahari dan sumber cahaya saat…
  • Penggunaan Filter Cilcular Polarizer (CPL)
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Filter Circular Polarizer atau biasa dikenal dengan Filter  CPL adalah filter multifungsi yang mampu mengurangi silau dan membuat warna lebih hidup.  Filter ini sangat cocok terutama digunakan untuk fotografi landscape karena mampu mempertajam warna(langit dan dedaunan/pepohonan) dan mengurangi silau akibat sinar matahari/pantulan pada air. Petunjuk Penggunaan Efek filter polarizer akan maksimal jika subjek berada pada sudut 90 derajat dari matahari, seperti ditunjukkan pada gambar diatas. Atau lebih jelasnya anda bisa mengarahkan jari telunjuk ke arah matahari dan membuka ibu jari/jempol.
  • Penggunaan warna dalam fotografi
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Warna dapat kita temukan dimanapun dan subjek apapun. Untuk membentuk komposisi yang baik warna perlu dipadukan dengan garis, bentuk, tekstur dan ruang. Penggunaan warna yang menarik dapat memberikan sentuhan yang menarik pada gambar, sehingga Seringkali warna yang menonjol dijadikan point of interest/fokus utama dalam suatu gambar. Banyak sekali teori tentang warna dan efeknya untuk mempengaruhi fikiran seseorang. Warna dapat dibagi menjadi 2 kategori, yakni warna dingin dan warna hangat. Warna dingin terdiri dari warna biru ke hijau atau spektrum ditengahnya/diantara kedua warna tersebut.
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    My Home Sweet Home

  • Just Hold On

    Dawn Camp
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    We’ve been at Six Flags since noon on a perfect July day, but it’s dark now and we haven’t eaten in hours, the kids determined not to waste a moment when they can stroke the sky, inhale the wind, defy gravity, or test the limit of their fears. Food in your tummy isn’t wise when roller coasters are involved, anyway. The park closes in 30 minutes and my 12-year-old son leads us to the Gotham City section of the park, his day apparently incomplete unless he rides the Batman, a roller coaster too intense for my 9- and 10-year-old daughters. He races away and they steer me…
  • IKEA 2015 Catalog and $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

    Dawn Camp
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:24 pm
    I recently attended a blogger event at IKEA Atlanta, celebrating the launch of the 2015 catalog. I’ve been to IKEA many times, but I learned more about their products, showrooms, and corporate philosophy. I’ll share highlights here and images from the new catalog. Enter at the bottom for a chance to win a $100 IKEA gift card! Living Spaces Because we are readers and homeschoolers, our home brims with bookcases, four of which are IKEA. Stand them side-by-side and they look like built-ins. Open-backed styles show the wall color behind them or work well as room dividers.
  • August 2014 Desktop Calendar

    Dawn Camp
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:38 pm
    My, how this summer has flown! This month’s desktop calendar image comes from a lovely bouquet of wildflowers from a farmers’ market on an old town square. I processed it with a vintage feel because that’s how the bouquet felt to me, sweet and simple. Download August’s Desktop Calendar! Small Large X-Large Do you update your desktop with these calendars each month? Feel free to share with your friends via Facebook or Pinterest. Thank you for using them—they’re made for you! August 2014 Desktop Calendar is a post from: My Home Sweet Home © 2014 My Home…
  • Today at (in)Courage: Why You Don’t Have to Win

    Dawn Camp
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Years ago my son’s baseball coach told his team, “It’s not about winning. We’re here to have fun.” My dad leaned down and whispered, “He forgot to tell them that it’s not fun if you don’t win,” and I nodded, a believer. My daddy coached my softball team through junior high and high school. We were in it to win it and we usually did. As a twenty-something, I once called a local radio station to verify my answer in Trivial Pursuit when my mother, aunt, and cousin questioned it. I not only believed I was right, I was willing to work to prove it in a day when a quick Google…
  • In Plain Sight

    Dawn Camp
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    18 days. For 18 days I couldn’t find my keys and then suddenly there they were, in a place we’d looked several times. When I offered a reward—a lunch date—everyone looked even harder, but that didn’t help. My 14-year-old daughter picked out a fancy Asian buffet and my husband said that he wanted to win, too. A date is a date. The keys didn’t stay missing because no one looked for them. If you saw where they hid, you’d wonder why we didn’t find them in five minutes instead of 18 days. Sometimes the things we seek are in plain sight, waiting for us to…
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    The Imaging Buffet

  • Hands-On Review and Kickstarter info: PeakDesign’s Capture Pro, Slide, Clutch and Anchor Links (Andrew Darlow)
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    If you’ve seen me walking around with my gear over the last year or two, you will probably see my camera hanging off the left side of my chest, supported by a small metal object called the PeakDesign Capture Pro Camera Clip. I originally purchased the product, along with a DUALplate that works with both ARCA style and Manfrotto RC2 Quick Release (QR) Plates via the company’s first Kickstarter campaign, and I absolutely love it. It is very strong, easily supporting my Canon 6D and 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS lens (about 3 lb. combined), and I plan to test an 8 lb. lens soon to see how it fares. It…
  • The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning Returns to NJ July 25-27, 2014 (Andrew Darlow)
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    Get your cameras ready! An incredible event is taking place in NJ this Friday through Sunday July 25-27, 2014. This year’s QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the 32nd annual running of the event, and it’s happening at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ from Fri. July 25 to Sunday, July 27, 2014. The photo opportunities at the festival are always incredible, and it looks like the weather will be perfect for the Friday balloon ascensions at 6:30am (Open to members with press passes, photographers and photo club members). There are also planned morning and afternoon…
  • BookExpo America (BEA) Starts Today in NYC and Runs Until Sat. 5/31 – Some Quick Links (Andrew Darlow)
    29 May 2014 | 2:53 pm
    What if the Jacob Javits Center in New York City basically turned into the world’s largest bookstore for three days? That’s about the best way I can describe BookExpo America (a.k.a. BEA), being held from May 29-31, 2014. I covered the show last year for The Imaging Buffet, and you can find my article here for a look at a bit of what I experienced. I was especially impressed by the number of photo and art books on display from many different publishers when I visited the show in 2013. I learned from the show website that Christopher Bonanos, author of Instant: A Cultural…
  • Two Upcoming Workshops in NJ on Image Management/Backup and Lightroom Printing – 12/13 and 12/15, 2013 (Andrew Darlow)
    12 Dec 2013 | 6:25 am
    There is a fantastic free event happening at Unique Photo in Fairfield, NJ from Fri. 12/13-12/15, 2013 called the NJ Camera Show. It’s a great opportunity to try out different lenses and other gear, and see a lot of speakers covering many topics, including how to use your DSLR more effectively (registration is generally $10 for most of the classes, and you then get that $10 back to use in the store, which is packed full of photo and video gear). Quick tip: bring a few extra SD or CF cards so that you can put them in different cameras and then take the cards home to see the…
  • A Review of AURA, An Adam Lambert Tribute Publication, and Behind-the-Scenes Publishing Info (Andrew Darlow)
    8 Dec 2013 | 8:51 am
    There are few things that have had an influence on humans as much as music. For thousands of years, we have created sounds with voice and various instruments in ways that have had a profound effect on cultures around the globe. And like photography and moving pictures, music reaches us in many ways. One of those ways has been through TV-based competitions, which combine real-life experiences with a competition that ends with a “Champion,” “Idol,” or winner by another name. I’ve been a fan of these shows from the days of “Star Search,” which, if you…
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    Jeff and Lisa Photography

  • Matthew and Annalyn’s Hong Kong Engagement Shoot

    24 Aug 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Jeff had to go to Hong Kong for a couple of shoots without me last week. I had to sit this trip out because I broke my leg last month and am still recovering from the operation. (No worries, I’ll be back on my feet soon!) Hundreds of iMessages (mostly of weepy emoji faces from me because I wanted to be there, haha), two awesome shoots, and two days later, Jeff came home and gave me the hugs I needed. He’s the main photographer, and I second shoot and edit. I always love editing his shots, but his more recent work makes me want to marry him all over again. Matthew and…
  • Gabriel and Aileen’s Wedding

    17 Aug 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Aileen walked down the aisle to The Luckiest by Ben Folds. I’ve always loved the words to this song. It’s odd but familiar, and nothing short of perfect. ♬ Next door there’s an old man who lived to his nineties, and one day, passed away in his sleep. And his wife, she stayed for a couple of days, and passed away. I’m sorry, I know that’s a strange way to tell you that I know we belong, that I know, that I am, I am the luckiest. ♬ Gabriel didn’t cry. He wept. It was sweet and funny and endearing because he doesn’t really strike you as the crying…
  • Karl and Cheryl’s Tagaytay Wedding

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    It’s impossible to tell the story of Karl and Cheryl’s wedding without saying how much it meant to us to be there. See, back in 2007-2008 when Jeff and I were just starting out, we bought our first DSLRS and lenses from this little camera shop in Greenhills. We were still so young then and could only swing for the barest of equipment. Each purchase meant using most of whatever we had in savings at the time, so we remember each of them well. Last year, without knowing us personally and this story, Cheryl, the daughter of the family that owns that same shop, booked us for her…
  • Jon and Michelle’s Tagaytay Engagement Shoot and Wedding

    7 Aug 2014 | 6:43 pm
    The moment Jon saw a photo of Michelle, he knew he had to meet her. It’s a long story that involves Friendster (tee hee), a concert in Houston, Texas, and him selling front row tickets just to get her number. It’s true what they say about fortune favoring the bold, yes? Because he got her number, and five years later, he got to marry her. These two are unbelievably charming. Jon was the one who emailed to tell us all about them, and the way he easily shared their story and how fondly he wrote of what they have together just completely won us over. He also secretly learned how to…
  • Ivan and Isabel’s Wedding

    6 Aug 2014 | 7:48 pm
    So, what do you do when you realize the love of your life is 13,688 kilometers away from you? Simple. You follow her. And if you’re lucky, like Ivan, someday you’ll watch her walk down the aisle to you. Ivan and Isabel tied the knot in an elegant affair at Santuario de San Antonio and The Peninsula Manila. We’re quite familiar with Ivan’s family already, having shot his sister’s wedding just a few months prior. It was so wonderful to see everyone again, and it felt like we were among friends. I remember arriving at Isabel’s home bright and early. Jeff and…
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  • Praying Mantis

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:40 am
    A Praying Mantis in the kitchen table studio the other day.The post Praying Mantis appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • A Cuban Tree Frog

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
      A Cuban Tree Frog I came across at Animal Island the other day.The post A Cuban Tree Frog appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • ROA – Pilsen

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    ROA is but one of many murals on a wall that stretches along a wall on 16th street in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.The post ROA – Pilsen appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Indiana Cactus

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    This is one of many Prickly Pear cacti that can be found around the Indiana Dunes. For some reason I had never seen a cactus there before. But then again, I never walked the trails until this year. Too bad I missed them when they were flowering but I’ve added it to my photography bucket […]The post Indiana Cactus appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • A Young Tortoise

    7 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    I made this picture of a young tortoise at Animal Island the other day. Still looking for some background material. I used some cinefoil for this but found that it doesn’t work all that well.The post A Young Tortoise appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
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    Photography For Real Estate

  • Real Estate Photography News

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Mike Gardner in Malibu gets some great coverage at WSJ: Malibu Realtor and photographer Mike Gardner pointed out that the WSJ  printed his photo on the front page of their real estate section, interviewed everyone he suggested and gave him the photo credits. It can hurt to develop contacts in the real estate organizations of big news papers. […]
  • Real Estate Photography Q&A – Shooting In The Rain, Leveling Camera, Floor Plans

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Josie’s Question:  I live in Florida and am thinking about moving to the Pacific Northwest and I was wondering how you photograph exteriors when it is either raining or at least overcast most of the winter in the PNW? I’m concerned about damage to the camera in the wet weather. How do you handle this? Answer: I’ve photographed in […]
  • August Video Contest Combined With September

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Since we only had two entries for PFRE August videographer of the month we’ve decided to merge the August and September contest together. So the new deadline for the Aug-Sep contest is 9/24. The winner of the combined contest will be announced on Oct 1. If you’d like to enter the contest please read the […]
  • A Marketing Site For Agents and Real Estate Photographers

    24 Aug 2014 | 7:14 pm
    I’ve used ever since it was launched in late 2006. Back in 2006 it was the first site that allowed you to make great looking ads that you can paste into ads. It still does that. I’ve used for advertising my rental properties for years and it works great. Over the years vFlyer has evolved […]
  • Congratulations Kate Benjamin August PFRE Photographer Of The Month

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Congratulations to Kate Benjamin, Detroit MI, who has won this months Photographer of the month contest with her photo at the right. The jurors really liked Kate’s image of this quaint old home. Click the image to see a larger version. This month, there were 48 great images! Many of them were extremely well executed. The competition is […]
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    Dodge & Burn

  • Review of African-American Photography Documentary "Through A Lens Darkly"

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    THROUGH A LENS DARKLY will have a 2-week engagement in NYC from August 27 – September 9, 2014 at Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St., with screenings daily at 12:45, 2:50, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30. Check the link at the end of this post for more screening dates in other cities.How do you tell the history of a visual medium that has, since it's inception, depicted and influenced so many of the world’s cultures? It's truly a daunting task at which many of the first photography history books failed, focusing largely on European (American) contributions. The 2014 photography documentary Through A Lens…
  • On Summer Break, See You in the Fall

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Dodge & Burn will be taking a short break for the rest of this 2014 summer season. Besides enjoying life with my family, during the break I will be working on a few projects:Preparing for a showing of my new photo-collage work titled "Inherited Patterns" at the NYPL's Mid-Manhattan branch for their "Art in the Windows" programHosting monthly photography critiques in my Brooklyn studio with fellow colleagues (if you're in NYC and would like to join, contact me to get info)Arranging new photographer interviews with artists like Aline Shkurovich, Andrea Stultiens, Guadalupe Ruiz and…
  • Weekly Roundup: "Through A Lens Darkly" In Theatres, Caribbean "Coolie" Women and More

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Photo courtesy of the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Flickr PhotostreamUS Theatrical Run for "Through a Lens Darkly"Thomas Allen Harris' "Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People," a Sundance Film Festival 2014 selection, will make its US theatrical premiere beginning Wednesday, August 27, presented by Film Forum (NYC), where it'll enjoy a 2-week engagement. Watch the trailer.Observations of Predation in Humans: A Lecture by Dr. Zira, 2013, performance at the Studio Museum in Harlem, courtesy of BOMB magazine.BOMB Magazine Interview with Coco Fusco by Elia…
  • Weekly Roundup: The Un-Selfie, Speaking in Tongues, Feminine View of Middle East and More

    27 Jun 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Nour, Chekka Lebanon 2013Copyright Rania MatarThe Middle East Revealed: A Female Perspective Howard Greenberg Gallery The Fuller Building 41 East 57 Street, Suite 1406 New York, NY 10022The exhibition features the work of four contemporary artists Boushra Almutawakel of Yemen, Shadi Ghadirian of Iran, Rania Matar of Lebanon, and Reem Al Faisal of Saudi Arabia. The photographs will be on view for the first time in New York. In addition, the gallery will show photographs from Syria made in 1940 by Margaret Bourke-White for LIFE magazine. The exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday,…
  • Camera Club of New York's Photographer Conversation Series

    25 Jun 2014 | 10:30 am
    Copyright Rony MaltzFellow ICP-Bard MFA alum Nandita Raman has been conducting what she's described as a "running conversations with threads" series on the Camera Club of New York (CCNY) blog. Describing the goal of the conversations she hosts, Raman writes:Threads can be long and winding, in fact it can be an effort to keep them straight. They tie things together and they also get into perplexing entanglements. Conversations are threads sometimes, where surprising connections are possible. Instead of writing about art, I feel the more urgent question is how to live an examined life…
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    Flickr Blog

  • Wildlife Wednesday: Silhouettes

    Arnold Chao
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    In this week’s photo selection, we’re highlighting a spectacular picture of starlings flying in murmuration and over a dozen more exceptional shots of wildlife in their natural settings. Alan MacKenzieMurmuration and West Pier “In February, starling murmurations gather around Brighton Pier about an hour before sunset. This means photographers miss the best lighting conditions. Use of background objects and side-lighting overcomes this late winter limitation.” – Alan MacKenzie “Mountain bluebirds migrate through Seedskadee NWR in large numbers during spring…
  • Photographer Spotlight: AMAMAK Photography

    Kay Kremerskothen
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:50 am
    amamak photography!Two What first got you into photography and how long have you been shooting? Aviva: Actually, I first got into photography when I was 15 and was introduced to the concept of the 365 challenge on Flickr! I think I only made it about three months, but it was a really positive learning experience, mostly due to all the support and encouragement I received from folks on Flickr. It may even have over inflated my ego at the time. Eventually I transitioned into shooting with other people, as a model and as a photographer, but usually not both at once anymore. Michelle: After…
  • Twitter Tuesday: The Red Selection

    Kay Kremerskothen
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Our #TwitterTuesday theme yesterday was #Red. The submissions covered the whole spectrum of red, from popping bright to muted. It wasn’t easy to pick favorites, which is why we came up with a fairly large selection this time. But we must encourage you to also check out the other contributions directly in the @Flickr feed, as there are many other great photos among them. Thanks to all of you who contributed a photo this week! Leo Hidalgo (@yompyz)Red Gema EspinosaLate berries Caroline.32Strike Three bmeeeeR for Red John CarletonStoli suesthegrlA Sultry World by Norico Sunayama at Nuit…
  • Flickr Galleries, now even bigger.

    Kay Kremerskothen
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    We can see that the number of photos people take has drastically increased in the past few years. While we want to stay true to our original intent for galleries, giving our members an opportunity to engage in activity that is similar to what a curator of a gallery or museum might undertake, we have heard from many of you that you would like to be able to fit a larger number of photos into your galleries. This is why we are happy to announce that we increased the maximum number of photos in a gallery to 50 (from previously 18). With the added curation space, we are even more curious what you…
  • Mono Monday: Thailand

    Arnold Chao
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    For Mono Monday this week, a fantastic smile captured in a portrait by Nicola Battistini led us on a journey for more black-and-white photography taken in Thailand. From street market scenes to majestic temples, the Southeast Asian country has much to offer. NicoArk NicoArk Georgie Pauwelsfloating business J.LagoWat Pho sitthisak.kPraying Faisal AljuniedPaint on me. Krabi night market. Faisal AljuniedBanana For Cow. Kazi SudiptoThe spiritual essence of painting BS photographsIMG_1654_bw ericloh1Phatthalung Thailand Jarno NevalaAyutthaya_1118 Hong Kong PhotographicEnlightenment…
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    blog - chookooloonks

  • fall begins (aka happy new year)

    Karen Walrond
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    My summer lethargy might officially be over.Even though the weather says otherwise (99°F high yesterday, baby!), I say autumn has begun. Alex has returned to school, which means that, in addition to doing the Schoolyear Shuffle every morning once again, I now have my days to myself.  I miss having her around, for sure; that said, my days feel renewed.  Besides, there's something about back-to-school, man:  September will always feel like the beginning of the year for me.  Old habits die hard, I guess.  (Just me?)It's a good thing I'm feeling revived, because the fall…
  • summer 2014: complete. like a boss.

    Karen Walrond
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Today was the last day of summer vacation -- Alex returns to school tomorrow.  I'm sort of stunned by how quickly the summer has gone by, especially considering that it was a pretty quiet one, at that.  Still, Alex managed to take a creative writing course, fly with me to San Francisco, and spend time with her cousins.Tomorrow, she's off to 5th grade -- and I'm back to my usual work schedule.  (I'm going to miss having her around all day!) But today, we squeezed in one last swim in the pool.update, monday august 25thBehold, the official 1st-day-of-5th-grade portrait: I…
  • this was a good week (& the philosophy behind it)

    Karen Walrond
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    the philosophyI've been doing This Was A Good Week posts every Friday now for about 9 months, and it's one of my favourite things I do here on Chookooloonks. I was going through my archives, and I realized that I'd never actually shared the reasons why I began doing them, or what I'm trying to accomplish.  So I thought before I got into this week's This Was A Good Week, I'd let you know what this is really all about.I started This Was A Good Week as a bit of an antidote to all of the negativity that is often on the web -- breaking news alerts about horrible things happening in the world,…
  • respite

    Karen Walrond
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    My word, I'm tired of words.  I don't want to look at another word. I'm overwhelmed by words.  And as for myself, I'm plum out of words.  So yesterday, because I was stressed and overwhelmed and just worn out, I treated myself to a bouquet of grocery-store flowers, and I dusted off my old, bulky Nikon (I missed you, old friend), and sat with them both in my entry, and was silent.   Except for the clicking of my shutter.  The images in this post are what resulted.  A little respite. And here's a bonus:  I was looking for a song to feature today, so I…
  • how to do a full marathon & save some kids' lives without training even once (aka the #miraclemarathon)

    Karen Walrond
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I mentioned a few weeks ago that my friend Christine invited me to participate in a marathon.  Now, Christine is actually a runner, and a pretty avid one, at that; so I presumed she must have an inflated sense of the athletic ability of most humans, since I couldn't possibly think of when I had given her the impression that I enjoyed running like she does.  I'm not ashamed to tell you that when I first opened her email I, quite literally, laughed right out loud.  I am the opposite of athletic; in fact, I resent running to the bathroom.  The thought of me doing a…
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    Michael McNett Photography

  • New Product Update: New Cover Materials and Boxes for all Custom Art Wedding Albums

    24 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    One of the reason (besides great photography) that our customers search us out is our line of Custom Art Albums… We tailor and design each album to the clients tastes and aesthetics. Im happy to say that we now have even more options available. We are going to go over 2 of these options in this post and then check back for future posts that will go per more options. The first is what out Custom Art Box option for our line of Custom Art Albums. This box option is fully customizable. from the material used on the box lid to the material used in the box itself, even the ribbon has…
  • Wedding Album | Ashley+Adam – Bear Creek Mountain Resort

    8 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Taking great wedding pictures is half of what we do here at Michael McNett Photography… The other half is how to make those images useable and relevant for years to come. Having a disc of images just doesnt cut it most of the time (Im guilty myself of having thousands of digital pictures on my computer, phone or discs that I never look at) thats why its feeling really good to get the backlog of albums competed and out to the printers. Wedding albums are done a little differently here at the studio. We hand design each one with the clients. The couples pick out their own images (as…
  • Wedding Album | Kelli And David – Vintage Resturant, Club at Morgan Hill Wedding

    4 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    This is a Lehigh Valley Wedding photographed at the Club at Morgan Hill in Easton PA that we just completed the album design of, IMO is stunning. The bride got ready at Trendz of Saucon Valley and then got ready at Vintage Resturant at the Club at Morgan Hill where she also had here ceremony as well as the reception. Bradley Wilson and his team at Vintage really knocked my socks of with the food and execution of the day (could sing enough praises)…. Big Kudos to the DJ as well. Kevin Ramaley from Rockin’ Ramaley not only kept the dance floor packed but transformed an already…
  • Kate and Ryan – Riverview Country Club Wedding Album and Photography

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    Just finished the final touches on Kate and Ryan’s Riverview Country Club wedding album. The wedding started in Bethlehem PA and the ceremony and reception was all at the Riverview Country Club in Easton PA. It was such a fun couple with some very unique touches… I hope you guys enjoy it. If the album isn’t appearing on your device or computer you can use this link Photographer: Micahel McNett Photography | Venue: Riverview Country Club | Cake: Granny Schmidts Bake Shop | Florist: Pondeleks Florist |…
  • Wedding Photography Tips | Pre-Bridal: Getting Ready

    18 Jun 2014 | 10:34 am
    Have you ever heard wedding advice like “Enjoy every moment of your wedding day, it goes by so fast” We all go through life relying on our memories to bring back those fleeting moments. During those events, like your wedding day, that are so jam packed full of amazing moments that you don’t want to forget its the photography that you will count on to help you remember. So we can in fact set our future selves up for success when they will look back and remember one of the most amazing days of our lives. Pre-Bridal and Getting Ready shots have become just as important (if not…
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  • 2014 NW Art & Air: Hot Air Balloons

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    This year I had the opportunity to head on over for two mornings to the hot air balloon launches at the NW Art & Air Festival in Albany, OR.  Below are a few in no particular order.  Just for fun – I did give myself a bit of a challenge later in the mornings to look for opportunities to use the sun creatively.  Not sure if I met that challenge – but I had fun trying.  Enjoy!
  • Dollar Lake and Mt Hood

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:13 am
    Had the opportunity to go backpacking with the dudes this last weekend in the Mt Hood wilderness area here in Oregon.  We set up camp at Dollar Lake on the north side of Mt Hood with a day hike up to Black Knoll on Saturday (and a bit beyond).  Below are a few from the trip (all with the X100s). Thanks, Jim, for pulling the trip details together.  Great location! ——— Up on Black Knoll, it simply felt like we were face-to-face with Mt Hood.  Just a side note: this image was with the X100s (equivalent to 35mm focal length) and is not a telephoto compressed…
  • New Exposure Story: 8 Seconds

    11 Aug 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Hi all – just wanted to let you know that I’ve just posted another photo story over on – this one on rodeo – specifically the rough stock events.  So check it out and let me know what you think.  Thanks!
  • 2014 Philomath Frolic & Rodeo: Rough Stock

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last week I shared a few from the Roping & Racing events.  This week – rough stock. As it turns out, it was also an odd weekend for the bull riders as no one made it the full 8 seconds.  Good riders – just better bulls. Bull Riding Bull Riding That’s Bullfighter Cody Harsch. More Bull Riding Bareback Bronc Saddle Bronc Saddle Bronc
  • 2014 Philomath Frolic & Rodeo: Roping & Racing

    15 Jul 2014 | 1:52 am
    The Philomath Frolic & Rodeo just wrapped up another year and thankfully I had the chance to be out there again for three of the four shows.  Here’s a few from the roping and racing (plus one steer wrestling image). Steer Wrestling Tie Down Roping Barrel Racing Yep, that’s Stevie Rae Willis of Stompin’ Ground fame.  I also have a photo of Sam Willis (her dad) steer wrestling here. Team Roping Break Away Roping Tie Down Roping
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    Taylor Davidson

  • Why Mobile Unbundling Isn't Inevitable

    7 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The state of mobile app unbundling today, and how app extensions, deep linking, and notifications could alter the rationale for;dr: The rationale for unbundling is based on how we access apps and accomplish tasks on our phones today, given the environments created by the mobile operating systems. But if the operating systems changes how apps work, unbundling may not make the same sense. * * * We’re fascinated by what’s on people’s homescreens, and rightly so: what’s on our homescreens shapes industries, lives, fortunes, and futures.
  • Moving on from kbs Ventures

    6 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    After a great three years at kbs+ Ventures, the time has come for me to move on. I'm excited to announce that I recently resigned to pursue new endeavors.After a great three years at kbs+ Ventures, the time has come for me to move on. I’m excited to announce that I recently resigned to pursue new endeavors. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at kbs and MDC Partners for providing the support, encouragement, and dedication to entrepreneurship and innovation that made it possible for kbs+ Ventures to thrive. Over the past three years, we invested in 11 companies,…
  • The Internet of Things is about more than things.

    17 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A talk I gave at Startup Iceland, 2014A couple weeks ago I gave a talk at Startup Iceland in Reykjavik about the Internet of Things, focusing on how the internet of things is evolving. The idea of sensors in our world connecting physical things to a network is an old concept that’s seeing new light, driven by an intersection between mobile on-demand services and internet-connected physical sensors, enabled by the rise of inexpensive sensors, smartphones, wearables, and the cloud. It’s all exciting, but it’s also exposing some age-old questions between the value proposition…
  • The State of Programmatic Advertising

    30 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    ... will be defined by the sites we make popular and the ad units made to fit them.A couple weeks ago I gave the kickoff talk to Digiday’s Programmatic Summit, focusing on how programmatic advertising is maturing and evolving. Programmatic ad buying is already mainstream, but it’s being forced to evolve as the pillars of programmatic are coming under pressure from many sides. The continued shift in how we use the web, toward mobile and social, have forced publishers and advertisers to rethink the data they use (the presssure on third-party cookies and the rise of first-party data)…
  • Why Deep Linking Matters

    11 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mobile apps are adding back the structure of the web, bit by bit.“Deep linking” is a topic that is still simmering below the general conversation around mobile, but is due to have a major impact on mobile apps, ads, and commerce. As much as mobile dominates the conversation today, it’s still fairly raw compared to the web we’ve grown accustomed to on desktop computers. To start, the competition between mobile native apps and the mobile web continues to rage; Flurry recently released data showing that apps command 86% of the 2 hours and 42 minutes we spend on mobile…
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  • Instagram Releases Free "Hyperlapse" App for iPhones and iPads

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:40 am
    Using Instagram’s in-house stabilization, Hyperlapse shoots polished time lapse videos that were previously impossible without bulky tripods and expensive equipment. When you shoot a time lapse video with Hyperlapse, your footage will be instantly stabilized to smooth out the bumps from the road and give it a cinematic feeling. Capture an entire sunrise in 10 seconds -- even from the back of a moving motorcycle. Walk through the crowds at an all-day music festival, then distill it into a 30 second spot. Capture your bumpy trail run and share your 5k in 5 seconds.
  • New Announcement- Fujifilm X30 Premium Compact Camera

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    FUJIFILM announced today the new FUJIFILM X30, a premium compact, fixed lens camera aimed at enthusiast and professional photographers. The FUJIFILM X30 has an all new Real Time Viewfinder and innovative dual manual control rings for composing and taking pictures quickly and easily. The FUJIFILM X30 uses the award-winning X-Trans CMOS II sensor with phase-detection AF and the EXR Processor II to give photographers high-speed performance, amazing resolution and low noise for extraordinary images. The X30 has an optical 4x manual zoom lens that allows quick and precise control over composition.
  • Sony Debuts Ultra-Compact Alpha 5100 Interchangeable Lens Camera with Impressive Autofocus

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Sony today introduced the stylish new α5100 camera, a new model packing pro-quality AF performance and image quality into a portable, lightweight package. The speedy new camera (model ILCE-5100) features the same Fast Hybrid AF system as the acclaimed α6000 model, which allows it to acquire focus in as little as 0.07 seconds1. It also shares the 6000's image sensor – a 24.3 MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor – and powerful BIONZ X processor. This impressive combination of hardware ensures that the camera can capture still images and full HD videos in sharp focus with incredible…
  • Sony Debuts Ultra-Compact Alpha 5100 Interchangeable Lens Camera with Impressive Autofocus

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    Sony today introduced the stylish new α5100 camera, a new model packing pro-quality AF performance and image quality into a portable, lightweight package. The speedy new camera (model ILCE-5100) features the same Fast Hybrid AF system as the acclaimed α6000 model, which allows it to acquire focus in as little as 0.07 seconds1. It also shares the 6000's image sensor – a 24.3 MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor – and powerful BIONZ X processor. This impressive combination of hardware ensures that the camera can capture still images and full HD videos in sharp focus with incredible…
  • iStabilizer Announces New Monopod / Shutter Remote Combo to Help you Capture the Perfect Selfie

    15 Aug 2014 | 2:20 am
    iStabilizer announced this week the iStabilizer Monopod and Shutter Remote Bundle -- the perfect selfie creator. The patent-pending iStabilizer Monopod and Bluetooth Shutter Remote captures photo and video selfies and group shots that fit everyone in without cutting off heads, extreme close-ups, facial distortions/warping, awkward positions or missing photographer -- never leave yourself out of a family photo again!
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    Scott Wyden Imagery

  • Important Photography Website Factors All Photographers Should Consider

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Photography website – an ongoing discussion in the industry, and one that has no solid answers.  I’m hoping to change that with the best possible advice I can give. One of the more common questions I receive from photographers is about websites. More specifically, questions about how to build a website for their hobby or for their business. At the end of the day, what method you use for building a photography website comes down to need and technical ability. My friend Bryan talks a bunch about a photography website at his article on Sprouting Photographer, where he mentions the…
  • Ethics Still Exist In The Photography Business

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I recently came across an article talking about the lack of ethics in the photography industry and as I read it I kept thinking to myself… “Is this person serious?” The article talked specifically about a group of photographers that I know personally. These photographers aren’t just full-time shooters. In fact, many of them put aside their photography (shooting) business to teach other photographers instead. For example, one person mentioned in the article is a very successful photographer who had many clients when her only job was photography sessions. At one point…
  • The Nitz Strap – Wrist & Shoulder Straps

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    One day my friend Chris Nitz decided to start a camera strap brand.  He documented the entire process through Facebook and I really wanted to be a part of such an amazing mission. So I reached out to Chris to become a beta tester and to help him get set up with the website. A few months later and the first products are ready.  At the moment you can buy a Nitz Strap with paracord but eventually they will also be available with nylon rope, which is also really neat. Each of the straps are woven and crafted by Chris, by hand.  The materials are sourced in the United States which makes him one…
  • How Lenstag Can Help Identify Non Permitted Photo Use

    14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m a big fan of Lenstag for multiple reasons.  For one, it’s a fantastic way to keep track of your equipment.  For another, it helps you find stolen equipment, find missing equipment and even helps sell equipment by transferring from one account another. At one point Lenstag launched mobile apps to monitor your gear.  Then came something that was even more brilliant.  Because Lenstag has a huge database of gear and serial numbers, they launched a monitoring tool.  This tool is a free extension for Google Chrome.  It monitors your Internet browsing and others also using the…
  • How Wedding Photographers Convert Visits To Leads

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    There is a proven method of attracting website visitors and converting those visits to leads for your business. However, there has never been an obvious solution for the wedding photography industry. So one day an idea hit me. I immediately went into my office and started writing the idea down. I then contacted my friends at Colorvale Actions to partner on the designs and now I’m happy to share there is a solution out there. Wedding photographers can now purchase the wedding photographer conversion kit. It’s the perfect way for photographers to not only attract website visitors,…
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • Fashion Photographer, Craig LaMere Is Coming To Connecticut!

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    When I heard fashion photographer Craig LaMere was going to speak and present a workshop in Connecticut, I raced back to Facebook and pinged him again to see if this time we could get together to chat about what he does so well – portrait photography. He graciously spent a little over 30 minutes answering all my questions. Check out that chat right below: If you live near Connecticut (looking at you photographers in New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and even New Jersey), mark September 22 on your calendar as THE day Craig LaMere will be hosted by the CTPPA (Connecticut Professional…
  • Announcing The 4th Annual Tiffinbox Award

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    For the last three years, I’ve announced and honored three truly amazing photographers who are also remarkable teachers. The previous Tiffinbox Award winners are: David duChemin, Spencer Lum and Jamie Swanson. This year is no different. I’ve followed and learned from Jenika McDavitt’s wonderful blog, Psychology for Photographers, as have thousands of you. Her blog posts are one reason I chose her to win this year’s Annual Tiffinbox Award. If you don’t know about her blog, I urge you to go check it out now. Yes, right now. Ok, now that you are back … I have…
  • 3 Big Reasons To Use CoSchedule For Your Social Media Marketing

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Google+, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Orkut … oh, forget about Orkut, that doesn’t exist anymore. Phew! But still, can you imagine posting to every single social media platform out there? When do you find time to photograph? Or, spend time with your family? You can drive yourself batty trying to be everywhere all the time. (Here is Gary Vaynerchuk’s advice to master the four big platforms) It’s true, my wife thinks I am also married to my iMac and I am always sitting in front of it posting to these social media platforms at all…
  • Doug Levy, Inspire Interviews: Episode 1

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Doug Levy is a New England wedding photographer and a good friend who knows his way around off-camera lighting. In fact, the first few times I ran into him were at the Inspire Photo Retreats where he taught a packed room of eager photographers the art of using off-camera lighting at wedding receptions. Subsequently, he conducted his own lighting workshop, which I attended. Listen to our conversation about Doug’s start in the business and what he looks forward to the most at Inspire Photo Retreats. Doug will be back to teach at Inspire Photo Retreats, which will be held this time in…
  • The Youngrens Will Teach You About Blogging For Your Photography Business

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Erin and Jeff Youngren are photographers in San Diego who own two other brands – Clove & Kin and Bauman Photographers – in addition to their own wedding photography business. If anyone should have “no time to blog” it would be them. Yet they have made it work and in a way that makes them known among clients and in an industry they lead. I spoke with them about the need to publish a blog, how they approach it, how they even personalize and of course find time to make it all happen. The Youngrens, are presenting their ideas about blogging through a ShootDotEdit…
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  • This Week In Photo 373: Monkey Business

    Syl Arena
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    Recently I joined Frederick Van Johnson and Dan Ablan on This Week In Photo for another rousing conversation about the world of photography. Among the issues we discuss on TWiP 373 is the question of who owns the copyright for selfie made by a monkey with a stolen camera. [True story--after the pic went viral on the web, the photographer asked Wikipedia to take it down and they refused. Check out the story and see the photo here.]  We also discuss how a newspaper made an appalling mistake by using a photograph from Facebook and cheer on comedian Adam Carolla’s fight…
  • Video Tutorial: Modifying Speedlites with Syl Arena on B&H Prospectives

    Syl Arena
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:12 pm
    In this 13 minute video, I talk about three different reasons to modify Speedlites: Increase the apparent size to create soft light Limit the direction of the light to guide the viewer’s eye Change the color of the flash to blend it in with another light source or to make it stand out for creative effect I also put my favorite Speedlite modifiers into action in a series of headshots of my favorite mensch and fellow Peachpit author Gabriel Biderman— author of Night Photography: From Snapshots To Great Shots. To see a kit with the small mods and gels that I used click here. Also,…
  • Lighting A Western With Canon Speedlites, A Chimera Softbox, And The LumoPro Double Flash Bracket

    Syl Arena
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Fig. 1—Thomas and Jesse James in the saloon at Eaves Movie Ranch south of Santa Fe. Click through for a high-res version. 1/80″, f/8, ISO 800. Canon 5D Mark III, 24–105mm F/4L IS. While teaching my ‘Crafting Dramatic Light’ workshop in Santa Fe last week, I had the good fortune to return to Eaves Movie Ranch with my class. Built in the 1960s for the filming of ‘The Cheyenne Social Club‘ (starring Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda, and Shirley Jones), Eaves continues to operate as a town-sized set for western movies and TV shows. Earlier this summer, ‘Jane…
  • Crafting Dramatic Golden Hour Light With Off-Camera Flash

    Syl Arena
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:30 am
    Fig. 1 – This dramatic light for this shot was made by firing a gelled Speedlite through a louvered window blind. Fig. 2 – Our set was a interior space with wood paneling and large windows. The sky outside was heavily overcast. There are two keys to creating golden hour light with a Speedlite or strobe—gel your flash to create golden light and position it to create long, angled shadows. Both are easy to do with off-camera flash. The first step—creating golden light—actually begins by underexposing the ambient light in the scene. As you can see below in the middle panel…
  • Windowlight + Fill Flash

    Syl Arena
    19 Jun 2014 | 7:12 am
    Left: Windowlight. Right: Windowlight + fill flash from a 60: white umbrella. Click the photo to see a high-res version. Rocky Mountain School of Photography is hosting me this week as the instructor of their summer Flash Photography workshop (info here). We’ve been shooting for the past two days in Missoula’s old Macy’s department store. The space is a photographer’s dream come true: two floors, high ceilings, huge windows, and walls covered with a wide array of colors and textures collected through the decades. As beautiful as windowlight is, windowlight by itself…
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  • Brooks Falls – Katmai National Park

    5 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    The location is legend.  Mention Brooks to a wildlife photographer, even the most rank beginner, and the response will be that they have either been there, or are planning a visit, or dreaming about a visit.  There is simply nothing else like viewing brown bears from the wildlife viewing platforms near the falls of the Brooks River. Under favorable circumstances, you will visit perhaps ten or more big Alaska brown bears feasting on a lively run of salmon.  You will gain an appreciation for the dedication these bears have for consuming salmon, and the industry with which they pursue their…
  • Porcelain Basin

    23 Feb 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Norris Geyser Basin is a large geothermal area that lies near the conjunction of park roads that head south to Madison, east to Canyon village, and north to Mammoth Hot Springs.  Norris, as park denizens refer to it, is divided into three major areas by a trail system that depends largely on boardwalks: Porcelain Basin, Back Basin, and Back-of-the-Back Basin.  Back Basin and Back-of-the Back Basin are collectively labelled just Back Basin on Park maps, but visitors are likely to appreciate that these two areas are quite easily distinguished by the distinct levels of effort required to…
  • Inside the Tetons

    2 Dec 2013 | 6:19 am
    All in all, Grand Teton National Park is arguably the most accessible of the big nature parks.  It is a manageable drive from Bozeman or Salt Lake City, or of course just about any place in Idaho.  Alternatively, you can fly literally right into the park, since landing in Jackson Hole Airport places you within park boundaries.  With Grand Teton NP you get the big views right from US Highway 89 (aka US 26), and indeed, it is enough for most folks just to stop at the overlooks and scope the mighty Teton massif. If you are the adventurous sort however, you may be compelled to explore the…
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    Dream Tomorrow, Live Today, Cherish Yesterday

  • 14 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm

    Bob Towery
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Canon 6D Having a little processing fun. Almost looks like an infrared shot, doesn't it? At Bainbridge's fabulous Bloedel Reserve.
  • Super Supermoon

    Bob Towery
    9 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Canon 6D, 400mm F/5.6, f/5.6, 1/900, iso 125 Nice living where the air is clean enough to get great shots of the moon!
  • Patterns upon Patterns

    Bob Towery
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
    Fuji X-T1 If you are thinking "that's looks an awful lot like a Gehry design.." Well, you would be correct. The Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago's Millenium Park.
  • Feeds and Hardware

    Bob Towery
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Fuji X-T1 Another shot from Forks, WA.
  • Shot out in Forks

    Bob Towery
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    Fuji X-T1 Aging poorly in Forks, WA.
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  • Tips For Shooting In Wet or Damp Conditions

    Jim Braswell
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Photo by Jim BraswellPhotographing in wet or damp conditions is a mixed blessing. The opportunities are often enormous; in a constantly damp area, the flora can be beautiful. A good example is the Inside Passage of Alaska, where lush, old-growth forests are common. Or a photo journey to a place like Costa Rica (I’ve never been there, but it’s on my “bucket list”). But, working in these conditions requires some additional care so that our photography equipment will not be affected by the constant moisture. So what are we to do? Play Weatherman… Will it Rain? Before…
  • How To Guide Your Viewer Through An Image

    Steve Berardi
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Photo by Steve Berardi When you look at a photograph, you don’t view it as a whole. Instead, you first focus on one key area that grabs your attention and then you move your eyes throughout the rest of the frame to see what else is there. Where your eye travels from that first spot depends on the image, and how that spot guides you to another spot in the frame. In an image that has good “flow,” your eye will always know where to go next (elements of the image will guide you). But, if an image doesn’t have a natural direction of flow, then it’s harder for the viewer to move through…
  • Use PhotoPills To Plan Your Next Milky Way Shot

    Steve Berardi
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:59 pm
    PhotoPillsOne of the great things about being a photographer in this day and age is that we have a ton of awesome tools available for planning our landscape shots. I’ve talked about many of them already, including The Photographer’s Ephemeris, PhotoPills, Google Earth, and Stellarium. Together, these four tools can help you answer just about any question you have about a potential landscape shot. Well, one of these tools (PhotoPills) just added an awesome new feature to their app: a 2D Milky Way Planner. And, the creators just published an excellent tutorial on their website on…
  • How To Photograph Wildlife in Low Light

    Jim Braswell
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Have you ever tried to capture that great wildlife shot in low light? It’s often not easy, is it? Such is the case of capturing this rare and endangered Barn Owl in a Missouri barn: Barn Owl / Photo by Jim Braswell In Missouri, loss of habitat and farms, including barns where the Barn Owl prefers to live, have caused the Barn Owl to be placed on the state’s endangered list. In fact, the above owl is only the second Barn Owl I’ve heard of in the state over the past few years. Photographing it was a high priority on my list. And I certainly didn’t want to cause it undue…
  • How To Shoot In The Fog

    Eric Pohl
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Foggy morning at Bastrop State Park, Texas (1/30 sec, f/8, ISO 100) / Photo by Eric PohlShooting in fog has always intrigued me. From golden rays lighting wavy mist rising from a placid lake to an atmospheric scene of a craggy coast line and silhouetted tree — fog can be a truly amazing gift in photography. It can add a moody and mysterious ambiance to any scene. It has the ability to take the most mundane places and turn them into mystical worlds where anything is possible. On the downside, without taking a few things into consideration, it can also make a photo dull and washed out. So,…
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    The Digital Story

  • A Mirrorless Kit for Professional Editorial Work

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:15 pm
    I have a few editorial assignments on the horizon, and I'm packing my Lowepro bag for these jobs. I thought you might be interested to see what's inside -
  • "Silent Shutter, GX7 Bargain, Luxurious Leica, David Hobby" - Photo Podcast 442

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Silent Shutter, Huge Price Drop for the Panasonic GX7, Traveling with David Hobby, Luxurious Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 Lens for Micro Four Thirds - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story -
  • A Cup of Coffee with the Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 Lens

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    A field test with the Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 prime lens and an Olympus OM-D E-M10 -
  • My 500th Post (and Why I Love Instagram)

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Today, I've published my 500th Instagram post. So I thought this would be a good time to write about why I love this medium -
  • Adding Pictures to Tweets Via iPhoto

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    Not every tweet should include an image (thank goodness!), but on occasion, a picture really helps tell the story. If you use iPhoto to organize your captures, then you might be interested to see just how easy it is to enhance your tweets -
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    Faby and Carlo

  • The Art of Letting Go

    Carlo Nicora
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    In the past years, our lives have changed a lot, and learning the art of letting go had a positive impact in those changes. Letting go of negative thoughts, of resentment and of material things. Letting go of everything that made us feel bad. And learning the art of letting go has been fairly easy. Learning the art of letting go has also helped us with the women we photograph. It helped us listening more to their concern and treat them as a hint of pain, more than source of complaints. Do you wish to know know more about the meaning of letting go and learn the art of letting go? What do you…
  • The Role of Women in Photography

    Fabiana Nicora
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I have never been a feminist and I will never be one. I believe that nowadays it is not necessary to fight to obtain respect, but it is necessary to change people’s perception by taking responsibility, showing the way and walking the path ourselves. I love and appreciate men deeply and I have been lucky enough to share my life with the best man I have ever met. He is an extraordinary example of sensitivity, charisma, intelligence and respect. You know when Mr Darcy says to Bridget Jones “I like you as you are“, and every single woman I know would love to be in her shoes?
  • You could be this Woman

    Carlo Nicora
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    The other evening we had a lovely customer over for her viewing session. When, after having picked her favourite photographs, we asked her what had been the blocks that kept her from booking a session before, she candidly says: “I could not believe I could have looked like the women on your site”. After that she raised her eyes to the photographs displayed on the wall and added: “Even now that I see them, I could not believe it’s me”. So, what is the secret behind what we do, and why do we believe that we can make you look great in our photographs? Reality says there are no…
  • The life of a photographer. Part 1

    Fabiana Nicora
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Many people think that being a photographer is cool. What there is not to like? As a photographer you have tons of time, deal with beautiful subjects, and there is glamour of saying I am a photographer. Cool! In fact most people believe that being a photographer is about shooting for a couple of hours only some days of the week and… you are done. Then you go to parties and you just hand your business cards here and there waiting for people to be interested in what you do and for clients to naturally flock to your door. Far from it. Shooting is just a tiny 20% of your time, all the rest is…
  • The cult of the hot mama and how to stay on top of your game

    Fabiana Nicora
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    We live in an area of London that is hugely popular amongst parents because it boasts with outstanding schools and is very green. Knowing nothing about parenthood and family friendly areas until 4 years ago, the first time we took a stroll in Northcote road in Clapham Junction I honestly thought there was something in the water. There where children, families and pregnant women literally everywhere you looked. And boy, many of those women are incredibly hot mamas! What practically all the mums I know complain about is the lack of time and the state of their tummies. There is no mother I have…
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  • Learn More About Your Twitter Followers

    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Twitter Analytics is now available to everyone.  With it you can learn more about how you’re tweets are doing.  You can also learn about your followers. That’s want to share with you today. The screenshot below is from the Followers tab in my Twitter Analytics for @scottwyden. Here you can see that the bulk of my followers from the United States, which makes sense since that’s where I am located.  You will also see the top interests of my followers is 82% photography with the rest mixed between technology, other creative niches and more. Identifying what your followers…
  • What Photographers Should Know About gTLDs, Habits and SEO

    5 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    I received an email from a very popular website hosting company asking for more feedback on gTLDs for photographers. For example, the new .photography, .gallery and .camera gTLDs. Unfortunately the hosting company wanted me to lie about the value of the gTLDs to make them sell more. Of course I refused. So I decided to take their questions and use them here instead. So in the Q&A below, you will see questions from one of the most popular website hosting companies, and the point of view from SEO, branding, etc for photographers. Do you have any thoughts on the new gTLDs that have become…
  • Should You Tweet Content More Than Once?

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    A really interesting discussion was going on at Twitter. Rand of Moz was saying that he wanted to convince his wife Geraldine to tweet content more than once. How do I convince @everywhereist to share posts more than once? Or occasionally share old posts too? Neither data nor nagging seem to work. — Rand Fishkin (@randfish) May 30, 2014 That one tweet stirred up a conversation that you can read on Twitter. Here is a quick screenshot of part of the conversation. As you can see, Rand is an advocate for tweeting content more than once because it’s unlikely that all of your followers will…
  • What have you done for your photography business lately?

    8 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    What have you done for your photography business lately? Have you logged your equipment for gear insurance? Have you double checked your liability insurance? Have you joined a networking group to learn? Have you gone to any conferences to learn and network? Have you taken any courses to learn? Have you read a photo business book to learn? Have you researched ways to improve your photo sales? I’ll ask again. What have you done for your photography business lately? This has been a friendly reminder to take time here and there and find ways to improve your photography business. Thanks for…
  • Improve Your About Page With Your Story

    1 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Marketing and storytelling are one in the same. The photographer’s about page is often overlooked when writing great content. So today I want to share some simple things to do for improving your about page. It all starts with a list, which can then be transformed into paragraph and bulleted based content. Start with your story. How you got into photography. Why you are a photographer. Then create a list of what you bring to the table and how you plan on making your customer’s experience the best possible. At the end of the day your about page should tell your story, but relate it…
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    MCP Photography Blog

  • The Secret Weapon of Photographers: Back Button Focus For Sharper Images

    MCP Guest Writer
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. If you’ve read photography blogs, hung out on photography forums, or hung out with other photographers, you may have heard the term “back button focus” mentioned.  It’s possible you’re not sure what it’s all about, or maybe you heard that you can get sharper photos with back button focus but you’re not sure how.  You might even wonder if it’s something you need to do or not.  This post will break all that down for you. First, what is back button focus? Simply put, back button focus is using a button on the back of…
  • How To Get Perfect Focus Every Time

    MCP Guest Writer
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. Whether you’re a hobbyist or a pro, getting perfect focus for your photos is one of the most important parts of photography.  There’s a lot to know about getting sharp pictures though, and sometimes it’s confusing to know what to focus on (pun intended…ha ha) if your images do not appear to be sharp or in focus.  This post will give you a better understanding of how focus works and what you can do to improve the focus in your images. First, the basics. Autofocus vs. manual focus. Modern DSLRs all have the ability to autofocus.  This…
  • How to Use Photoshop and Lightroom Together for Great Images

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: How to Use Photoshop and Lightroom Together for Great Images The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure.  If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for?  You’ll learn how other photographers are…
  • Instantly Make Your Photos Look Better on the Web

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. Have you ever wondered why your photos look terrible online when they looked amazing in Photoshop? The way your photos look often relies heavily on the specific website or social media platform where you upload the images. Compression saves space and many places on the web, especially formats like Facebook, compress heavily.  We have FREE tools to help, such as the Facebook Fix actions, but sometimes their algorithms still make a mess of pictures. Unfortunately, much of this is out of the photographer’s control. Here’s where we can help: Color problems…
  • The Best Ways To Get Better At Photography

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. To me, the best way to get better at photography is to practice.  Sometimes though, especially if you are photographing your own kids or things you love, it’s easy to have blinders on when analyzing your own work. I think back to when I first started in photography — I thought I rocked.  I had an SLR and a prime lens.  I could get background blur, and usually I even followed the rule of thirds.  So… the photos must be amazing. Well, they weren’t.  And looking back now, I wondered how people rarely told me that my photos needed…
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    Echenique dot com

  • Nikon Df First Impressions – Part Two

    Carlos Echenique
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:25 pm
    In my last installment, I went over the rationalization I followed that led me to switch from a cutting edge mirrorless camera system to a pricier, retro-styled Frankencamera. In this installment, I will cover actual first impressions now that I have actually used the camera and have adjusted my workflow around it. Handling The Nikon [...] The post Nikon Df First Impressions – Part Two appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • P is for Professional – Leica Introduces the M-P

    Carlos Echenique
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, presents a further model in the Leica rangefinder camera segment. Based on the otherwise identical Leica M, the Leica M-P offers all the technical advantages of the Leica M-System and several additional features, for example an enlarged buffer memory. The ‘P’ in the name of this camera indicates the particularly discreet [...] The post P is for Professional – Leica Introduces the M-P appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Macro Photography:Why Can’t I Get It Right?

    Blog Droid
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:31 pm
    It was the bright blue sky contrasted only by the bright white wisps of clouds. The blue skies reflected in the water of the lake lying at the foot of the mountains. It was this intense beauty that made me take an interest in photography. I wanted to capture every aspect of this small artist [...] The post Macro Photography:Why Can’t I Get It Right? appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Nikon Df Initial Impressions

    Carlos Echenique
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:59 pm
    My new walkabout camera arrived this week. I sold my Fuji X-T1 kit in favor of a Nikon Df. Wait! A Df? Yes, a Nikon Df. The much hyped, controversial, Nikon retro styled kit-bash aimed at hipsters and wanna-be Leica owners. Am I nuts? To be perfectly honest, I have never publicly stated that I [...] The post Nikon Df Initial Impressions appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • RICOH IMAGING releases special-edition Prestige model of the award winning PENTAX K-3

    Carlos Echenique
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:09 pm
    July 23, 2014 – In keeping with its tradition of excellence and the new standard of performance, RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is proud to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-3 Prestige Edition. The K-3 Prestige is a special-edition model of the original PENTAX K-3, the flagship of the K-mount digital SLR camera series. It [...] The post RICOH IMAGING releases special-edition Prestige model of the award winning PENTAX K-3 appeared first on Echenique dot com.
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    Livingface Blog

  • The Wedding of Sarah & Noel

    17 Aug 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Yesterday’s forecast called for rain – and it did rain, but not during all the important moments when we needed it not to rain – which was wonderful because it’s always a shame when I’m not able to capture the couple pix outside.  But the faith is strong with Sarah & Noel and I’m guessing that was the difference!  Sarah & Noel are also part of an amazing community of friends and family, many of whom were involved in making their day special and unique – capped off with surprise fireworks. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, Noel is…
  • The Wedding of Yalda & Sean

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Ya Mon! Got back from Jamaica yesterday after a week in Paradise.  While I was there I thought I’d photograph my wonderful cousin’s wedding.  It is a testament to Yalda & Sean that the wedding and every single thing associated with it was truly magical – exemplified by the rainbow that showed up mid-ceremony.  And with a location like Karma Bay at the Tryall Club you can’t go wrong.  Here are some teaser pix:   The Wedding of Yalda & Sean is a post from: Livingface Blog Bookmark It Related posts: Naomi & Chris’s Bahamas Wedding Yes, I do…
  • The Wedding of Sarah & Colin

    20 Jul 2014 | 9:53 pm
    It’s worth the drive to Owen Sound   I photographed Sarah’s sister Laura’s wedding 7 years ago.  Great to see her and Jules with their three kids – and to be welcomed so warmly by their lovely Mom. But on to Sarah & Colin who selected the picturesque Inn at Cobble Beach to hold their ceremony and reception.  Just the view driving down to the location provides a stunning view of Georgian Bay.  And I’m always happy to photograph weddings at a new location, especially one as beautiful as this one.  The weather threatened all day.  Fortunately, we did the…
  • The Wedding of Rachelle & Adam

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Livingface Photographer Veronica recently had the pleasure of photographing Rachelle & Adam’s Fantasy Farm Wedding.  As you can tell from the teaser pix, a great time was had by all!   The Wedding of Rachelle & Adam is a post from: Livingface Blog Bookmark It Related posts: The Wedding of Beth & Kevin Recently had the pleasure of photographing Beth & Kevin’s wedding... The Wedding of Sheila & Adam I remember when the Capital was a great second run... Christina & Brent’s Wedding at The Hunt Club Last night I had the pleasure of photographing…
  • The Wedding of Joanna & Jeff

    3 Jun 2014 | 10:28 pm
    I knew from the Engagement Shoot that Joanna & Jeff’s wedding would be fun – mostly because they are both so well matched – and fun – and silly – and totally in love.  They didn’t disappoint!  The weather on Sunday was gorgeous and the location was Hart House at the University of Toronto – which is always great, especially when the ceremony is held in the courtyard.  And as you can tell from these teaser pix, including the glorious first look, the happy couple were in good form, including.  Congratulations guys!   The Wedding of Joanna…
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  • One Side to the Other

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Images made within moments of one another. Wandering amid the masses of beach dwellers. Just shaking the dust off. A snap here, a snap there. Looking more than shooting. The distance is what is troubling at first, after so long in front of the screen, protected. Not here. Everything is open to the elements, including […]
  • Poem from Mom: Rattlesnake

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    years of taking pictures when our kids were growing up probably thousands or more different cameras lenses big and little the decision was couldn’t give up the big lenses one day I decided to put my camera away wondered what I had been missing too much time clicking searching a lense for perceived perfection I […]
  • Save your “Likes” buy a print? (if you can)

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    I wrote this post a few days ago and then when I reread it I felt like perhaps I was coming across as a world class a$%hole. I thought, “What right do I have to condemn anything, especially when it comes to supporting someone or something?” so I decided to delete the post. Then I […]
  • The Leica File: Fourteen

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    A few years ago I completed a four-city tour documenting dogs and graffiti. This project started out harmless enough but then snowballed into a full on project. Featured here is an image from the New York portion of the project. All four of these books are available online, however, I’m actually in the process of […]
  • Discount Code from Smogranch

    13 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    Photo: Napper I’ve included this action pose for your viewing pleasure. I’m doing PRECISELY what I tell people never to do…….CHIMP. You didn’t ask for this but I’m giving it out anyway. For those of you about to order something juicy you an use this code to save 25%. the code: SMOGRANCH25 the details: to […]
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • Book – Wynn Bullock Revelations

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    “Wynn Bullock was one of the most significant photographers of the mid-twentieth century. A close friend of influential West Coast artists Ansel Adams and Edward Weston and a contemporary of Minor White and Frederick Sommer, Bullock created work marked by a distinct interest in experimentation, abstraction, and philosophical exploration. Bullock’s photography received early recognition in 1941, when the Los Angeles County Museum of Art staged his first solo exhibition. His mature work appeared in one-man shows at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris; the Royal Photographic…
  • Exhibit – Wynn Bullock at High Museum Atlanta

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am
    June 14, 2014 – January 18, 2015 “This exhibition represents the most comprehensive assessment of photographer Wynn Bullock’s (American, 1902-1975) extraordinary career in nearly forty years. Bullock worked in the American modernist tradition alongside colleagues and friends Edward Weston, Harry Callahan, and Ansel Adams. This show presents the rare opportunity to see over 100 works of art by this innovative photographer. The arc of Bullock’s innovative achievements is surveyed in Wynn Bullock: Revelations through more than 100 prints, from his early experimental work of the…
  • eBook – Antarctica / Two Visions (Caponigro & Resnick)

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Enchanting Antarctica is explored in this beautiful ebook. Individual portfolios are followed by a selection of images shot at the same locations at the same times by both artists. Essays include personal responses to place and insights into the many influences that arise by working side-by-side. It’s inspiring! 46 images 60 pages It’s free for a limited time only! Download it here! Find out about our next Antarctica workshop here.
  • Two Generations Exhibit – 8/6-30 At MMW Rockport, Maine

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    Aug 6 – Sep 1 Aug 28 4- 6 pm  Gallery Talk Maine Media Workshops, 18 Central Street, Rockport, Maine, 04856 “The works of father and son Paul Caponigro and John Paul Caponigro are featured in the photographic exhibit “Two Generations”.  Over twenty images by each artist highlight the two careers of this family of artists. Responding to interest in seeing their work together the show “Two Generations” was assembled and first exhibited in Rockport Maine at CMCA. Now it returns to Rockport at MMW fully updated. The juxtaposition of traditional darkroom…
  • 21 Quotes By Photographer Sam Abell

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    Here’s a collection of my favorite quotes by Sam Abell. “One of the things that I most believe in is the compose and wait philosophy of photography. It’s a very satisfying, almost spiritual way to photograph. Life isn’t’ knocking you around, life isn’t controlling you. You have picked your place, you’ve picked your scene, you’ve picked your light, you’ve done all the decision making and you are waiting for the moment to come to you….” – Sam Abell “But there is more to a fine photograph than information. We are also seeking to present an image…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • D810 Filmmaker Kit – Great Deal!

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    Seriously great deal on a great system!
  • BTS – Howard 500 Flyover

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Pietsch Pass is a special location for aviation photography I’ve been very fortunate to shoot from a time or two. In July, we conducted out first “real” shoot after some practicing. We had no way of knowing that a month later, we’d be putting it into action. The gorgeous Howard 500 made a stop at KMOT. Being good friends with Warren, when he told them of our special shooting location and said some nice things about me (really nice things), we made the mad dash to do the shoot. Sharon & I got in the truck and hauled ass (1hr drive) to Pietsch Pass, ran up the hill…
  • ACR 8.2 – Great Vid by Julieanne

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
  • Nikon Firmware Updates

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Nikon released a number of body firmware updates today for D4s, D610, D600, D7100, D7000 and D90. Find your update on the chart. Be sure you you follow the warning: The firmware cannot be upgraded when Network > Network connection in the Setup menu is set to ON. Be sure to set Network connection to OFF before attempting to upgrade the firmware.
  • How to Wow!

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Jerry is great, the light lessons amazing and the photography don’t suck. Go!
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    Cardinal Photo

  • Nikon D810 field test–Why I’m planning to buy my review unit

    David Cardinal
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    For the past few weeks I’ve been shooting with a Nikon D810 in a variety of situations. I wasn’t enough of a fan of the D800 to purchase one, so I didn’t expect to want to purchase my review Nikon D810 either. However, Nikon has done enough to improve the camera that it is now a winner for me, and this one will likely be staying right here in my camera bag. Here’s why… read more
  • Alaskan Bears: One safari, one camera, one lens: Life with the new Nikon 80-400mm AF-S VR Lens

    David Cardinal
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Every July I return to Alaska to photograph the amazing Coastal Brown (aka “Grizzly”) Bears. Over the course of 15 years I’ve used over a dozen different cameras, and at least that many lenses to capture images. Typically at least one of my lenses would be a massive telephoto (400mm f/2.8 or 200-400 f/4, or 120-300 f/2.8). This year, as part of my ongoing effort to identify lighter, less expensive alternatives to large and extremely expensive lenses, I decided to shoot for the entire two safaris with “just” a Nikon 80-400mm AF-S VR lens attached to my Nikon D610.
  • ArtRage 4.5: Solid Upgrade for top-notch painting program

    David Cardinal
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    While having a good painting program isn’t a requirement for most photographers, it can come in handy for sketching out ideas for the “bones” of an image (thanks to John-Paul Caponigro for effectively demonstrating that point to me originally). My favorite when I’m on Windows (or Mac) is ArtRage. The company has just released a solid update to version 4.5. I’ve been using the beta for awhile now and have been quite pleased with the new features… read more
  • Who needs artsy filters when you have Raw converters?

    David Cardinal
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    I’m in the process of comparing the latest versions of various Raw file converters, and as part of that I’ve been rendering the same image in multiple pieces of software and comparing the results. Stay tuned for the scientific version where I use actual color targets and math, but in the meantime, I’ve been trying to get a feel for the differences by eye. However, I found something I didn’t expect… read more
  • Nikon D810 architectural Moire Test

    David Cardinal
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    One of the advances Nikon has made with the Nikon D810 is the complete removal of the low-pass (aka anti-aliasing) filter. The Nikon D800e achieved a similar effect by adding a second filter layer to undo the effects of the anti-aliasing filter, but the move to eliminate it completely in the D810 goes a step further. The concern, of course, is the potential for increased moire, or color interference patterns, in small details. To test out the Nikon D810 for moire in landscapes, I chose the Milwaukee skyline… read more
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    The DAM Book

  • DAM Book 3.0 Status

    Peter Krogh
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:27 pm
    We’ve had a number of requests for a status report on The DAM Book 3.0 . Our original intention was to publish the book in electronic form by the end of July. Unfortunately, as they say, life gets in the way. Photo of Dot Krogh by Paul Krogh. People who follow me on Facebook know that my mother died suddenly in May. Since that time, I’ve had to turn my attention to family matters. I’ve had to put a number of projects temporarily on hold to concentrate on planning, details and simply spending time with my family. Those who have gone through this know what I’m…
  • Lightroom *never* fully expires

    Peter Krogh
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    Buried in the recent Adobe Creative Cloud rollout was a revolutionary change to the way Lightroom licensing functions.  When the license expires, the program keeps on working.* This is a radical development. If you’ve been paying attention to the sturm und drang around the Creative Cloud licensing model (here, here, here, here) , this is a mind-blower. First, the * part. Not all functions of Lightroom keep working. The sliders in the Develop module become inactive. Develop will still render the photo, but it won’t let you run the sliders. (You could still use Quick Develop in…
  • Free Webinar Today

    Peter Krogh
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:07 am
    I’ll be doing another webinar today for PhotoShelter (4-5pm, EST June 25, 2014). This one will explore the Storage part of Store, Tag, Create.  Here are some of the topics I’ll cover: Primary storage vs. Backup storage Cloning your drives NAS and the personal cloud Cloud storage services Using SSD for speed, upgrading your current computer Where you’re money should go: drive speeds vs. interface types Hard drive health and safety Best configurations for location work And more!   I’m leaving room in the presentation to take some questions from the audience. Thanks to…
  • iPad and Android Edition of OYP

    Peter Krogh
    9 Jun 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom 5 is now available for iPad and Android tablet.  Due to very popular demand, we’ve created an EPUB version of the book that will play on a tablet. (Kindle does not yet support embedded video, so we don’t have a Kindle version.) The EPUB version will be free for anyone  who buys the PDF, DVD or PRINT+DVD versions of Organizing Your Photos.  Existing purchasers can request a special code for download. (Note that people who buy the EPUB version can also get a PDF version to play on computer.) Why two versions, PDF and EPUB? We need to have…
  • Free Webinars Today

    Peter Krogh
    2 Jun 2014 | 5:53 am
    I’ll be doing two free webinars today (June 2nd) for Mac On Campus, outlining the material in Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom 5. The first is at 1pm and the second is at 3pm (Eastern Time, US). The content for each program is scheduled to be the same. Information and registration here.     www.simplesharebuttons.comShare...
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  • Prolost Light Leaks for Lightroom

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Given how much fun I’ve been having with the Prolost Bespoke Vintage Presets, it was only a matter of time before I tackled something I’d always wanted to figure out—randomly-generated light leaks for Lightroom. Super fun. Available now.
  • Prolost Bespoke Vintage Presets for Lightroom

    15 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    This is a fun one. I’ve started playing with a faded, vintage look in Lightroom. With this kind of treatment, it’s often as useful to allow yourself to be surprised by new combinations of settings, rather than building up the look manually each time. So I built myself a system for generating an infinitely varying collection of faded vintage presets, and I have been having a blast with the results. It’s almost like Plastic Bullet for Lightroom. It occurred to me that I could share these settings in a unique way, hence Prolost Bespoke Vintage Presets. That’s right,…
  • Explore Your Creativity with Slugline

    17 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Slugline is featured on the App Store as a part of Apple’s Explore Your Creativity promotion. Get it at half price for a limited time! Some other great apps are on sale as well.

    15 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    A new online video collaboration platform by some friends. Here’s what nofilmschool has to say: Collaboration is a major part of filmmaking, but sometimes it seems as though technology hasn’t quite caught up with our increasingly mobile and online workflows. That’s why is so exciting. This collaboration platform aims to “pick up where Vimeo left off” by allowing users to upload, review, and share videos privately with collaborators anywhere in the world with a single application. And once you check out the workflow, you’ll…
  • Prolost is Ten

    11 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    When you reach a certain age, you no longer want anyone to make a big deal of your birthday. I’m on a shoot today (for something very cool that I’ll be able to share with you soon!), and unable to wax nostalgic about the evolution of this blog, but as always, I’m grateful for your attention and contribution.
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    Stone Thrower

  • Book Cover

    5 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    Tana French’s new novel, The Secret Place, features an image from Demurez Cover Arts, one of the latest collections available from Glasshouse!   Filed under: General Interest, Stock Division
  • Cary Ng’s Take on Jeff Koons

    Jamie Zimmermann
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    This past weekend Cary Ng set out to see the Jeff Koons show at the Whitney Museum. Long lines prevented Cary from making it to the popular show so he decided to do his own take on some of the artists most famed works. Cary made a CGI balloon version of Sophie Le Giraffe in the style of Koons complete with her own tiny museum admirer.     Artist: Cary Ng For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under:…
  • Ryan Pfluger Photographs Porter Robinson for Billboard

    Jamie Zimmermann
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Ryan Pfluger was asked by Billboard Magazine to photograph genre breaking producer/DJ Porter Robinson at the beautiful Hotel on Rivington. You can see the whole shoot here. Photographer: Ryan Pfluger For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division
  • Colorful new photographs from David Bishop

    Jamie Zimmermann
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    David Bishop has been hard at work creating new summer inspired photographs of dianthus flowers and midnight snow peas. The colorful images certainly brightened our day!   Photographer: David Bishop For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 Jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division, General Interest Tagged: David Bishop, Food Photography, Glasshouse Assignment, photography, Still Life
  • Ryan Schude Featured in LA Canvas

    Jamie Zimmermann
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    Ryan Schude is featured on the most recent cover of LA Canvas as well as the “Last Look” section where he discusses photography, astrology and LA Life.   Check out the cover and interview here. Photographer: Ryan Schude  For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann  Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment  212-462-4538 Jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: Glasshouse, Glasshouse Assignment, Interview, LA Canvas, Ryan Schude, Schude
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    The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast

  • TCF Ep. 246 - Andi Schreiber

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:56 am
    Andi Schreiber is a fine art and documentary photographer.  A lifelong New Yorker, Andi was born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island and currently lives in suburban Westchester County with her husband and sons.  In her prior life she was a photojournalist and also worked as a magazine and newspaper picture editor in New York City.  In 2013 Andi was a Critical Mass finalist and her photographs were recently exhibited at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon.  Her work has been featured on the New York Times Lens Blog, Slate France, Feature Shoot and The…
  • TCF Ep. 245 - Patrick Joust

    17 Aug 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Patrick Joust lives in Baltimore with his wife Amy and his son Llewelyn. Born in Oroville, California, Patrick has gone back and forth between both coasts of the United States, before settling permanently in Baltimore in 2006 where he works as a reference librarian. He takes pictures whenever he can. The people and places of Baltimore have played a central role in his photography, influencing how and where he points his camera both within and outside the city limits. During the day he can often be found engaging Baltimore’s people on the streets, while at night he enjoys capturing…
  • TCF Ep. 244 - Jo Farrell

    10 Aug 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Jo Farrell is an award-winning black and white documentary photographer and culture anthropologist, born in London, England. Her work has been published in numerous places including: the BBC news website, SilkRoad (Cathay Pacific), Huffington Post, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out HK, Creative Quarterly, and 50 other publications that can be viewed on her website Her latest interview was with CNN on her Living History project. Awards include: Black & White Spider Award, Women in Photography Award, Centre for Fine Art…
  • TCF Ep. 243 - Jay Bartlett

    3 Aug 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Jay Bartlett is a Los Angeles-based commercial photographer who has been shooting for over 10 years. A grass-roots photographer who in his early stages of his career pounded the pavement by cold calling and doing door to door advertising for new prospective clients.  He started out during his last year of his enlistment in the U.S. Airforce taking battlefield pictures while on active duty in Desert Shield. Honorably discharged, he then worked for a medical company honing his business skills for several years before he decided to go and launch his commercial photography business 5 years…
  • TCF Ep. 242 - Damon Casarez

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Damon Casarez is an emerging documentary and portrait photographer based in Los Angeles county. His recent project, "Boomerang Kids," that was pitched to the New York Times Magazine, has brought up a lot of conversation about the factors recent college graduates face as soon as they leave school. The cinematic environmental portraits put a face to the stories of thousands of recent college grads who are buried in student loan debt and cannot support themselves, something he went through himself after leaving school. His personal projects are often Damon graduated from Art Center College…
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • Planning and Spontaneity: Embracing Both for Capturing Great Images

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Little Missouri Sunrise Before leaving home on a photographic trip to somewhere new, I do research. I look at maps and reviews to help me decide what locations I should try visit and photograph. On my first day at the location I always try to scout the area to become familiar with what compositions may work depending on the angle of the rising and setting of the sun. I make a mental checklist of various landmarks and areas that would be good for dawn and dusk as well as the possibility of completely overcast days, party cloudy days, and days without clouds at all. With proper planning my…
  • Trip Report 4: Journey to the Badlands – Burrowing Owls

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    In today’s final Trip Report from my excursion to the High Plains of North and South Dakota I’m going to focus entirely on a family of Burrowing Owls I watched and photographed in Badlands National Park in South Dakota. I found this group of owls on the morning of my second day in the Badlands and I returned that evening and the third morning to continue to photograph their behavior. These young owls did not seem to care much that I was there, but I was sure to keep a good distance from them as not to disturb them. Occasionally, one or more would appear to close their eyes and…
  • Trip Report 3: Journey to the Badlands of North and South Dakota – Wildlife

    15 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Enjoying the Warmth of the Recently Risen Sun Theodore Roosevelt National Park is one of the few areas in the west where free-roaming horses may be observed. The park maintains a herd of anywhere from 70 to over 100 wild horses so that visitors may experience the area as it was during the open range era of Theodore Roosevelt. Driving through the loop of the South Unit, you can glimpse the horses in fields and on top of bluffs in the distance. Often, as is the case with this image, these horses do get close. Technical Details: Canon 70D, 300mm f/4L, f/4.5, 1/1250 sec. The Wild Horses of…
  • Trip Report 2: Close-Up Details of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

    8 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    Last week I first reported on my trip to North and South Dakota and posted a few landscapes I captured while visiting the badlands. This week I’m posting more intimate nature images I captured in each of these areas. I love exploring the little details of flowers, foliage and abstractions that I come across while hiking and I often spend long periods of time in one place just trying to find the best composition. Anyway, Here are some of the small worlds I captured while on my recent journey. Diamonds From Dew Dew on spiderwebs is a favorite of macro photography everywhere and for good…
  • Trip Report 1: Journey to the Badlands of North and South Dakota – Landscapes

    1 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    Wow, it’s been a little over a month since I’ve posted, but it’s been a busy month. Early in July I decided to travel to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota via the Badlands and Black Hills in South Dakota. When you tell most people that you’re going to North Dakota you get a strange look, but hey, I’m from Nebraska so I’m guessing that’s the same look someone would give if you told them you were going to Nebraska. Anyway, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is in the western side of North Dakota. The geography is fairly rugged with badlands…
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    Commercial and Editorial Photography

  • Out Of Action

    Craig Ferguson
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:18 pm
    I find myself out of action for a while due to a badly broken left wrist that required surgery, and a cracked right one that didn’t. Ironically I injured them while working out – isn’t exercise meant to be good for you? Professionally it’s meant I’ve had to cancel assignments for Forbes, Getty and Live Nation, as well as postpone a few personal shoots. Out of action indeed. Probably won’t be doing any more blogging until I can type a little easier.
  • Road Testing A New Workshop

    Craig Ferguson
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:40 pm
    When I was in Singapore at PopUp GPP a few months back I realized that it had been a while since I’d taught a workshop of my own. As I flew back to Taipei I started having ideas for one, and continued developing it over the following weeks and months. Knowing that I needed to test it out on some photographers first, I got in touch with a local photography group and offered them a free workshop in return for them providing the space and a model or two. They were excited about the chance so away we went. Last Sunday afternoon was the time and a local restaurant the place. A restaurant is…
  • August 2014 Desktop Calendar

    Craig Ferguson
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:16 pm
    About halfway through summer in my corner of the world and time for another refreshing monthly desktop calendar. Continuing the water theme from last month I have one shot a week or two ago in northern Taipei. I’ve been trying to make the most of the fantastic light we’ve been having by getting out through the week when it isn’t too crowded to shoot some scenics around town. Large. Small. I’m in the middle of a series of active, fitness lifestyle images and aim to be able to share a few over the next week. A shoot with a runner is scheduled today, and then next week…
  • The World Is Your Gym

    Craig Ferguson
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:49 pm
    The World Is Your Gym Photographing athletes and people in general that are actively engaged in fitness and healthy lifestyles is a lot of fun, and a subject that I’m looking to expand my work in (if you’re in Taipei and interested in a shoot, let me know). Last week I got together with Mariano, a young student who is interning for the summer at a local gym. He had expressed interest in putting together a modeling portfolio and I noticed that he didn’t have any outdoor images so we made arrangements to meet up late one afternoon. The idea was for a gritty type look, and we…
  • Taipei Evening Light

    Craig Ferguson
    13 Jul 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Photography in Taipei differs by season. Over winter it’s generally overcast. This spring it rained pretty much every day for six weeks. Now it’s summer and we’ve been blessed with some fantastic light over the past week or two. Shooting in conditions like this is just plain fun. Head to a location, set up the tripod and sit back and wait for the natural light show to begin. As I write this post on a Monday morning it’s shaping up to be another fantastic week of light in Taipei so I’m may have another of these evening light posts coming next week as well.
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    Photo Review News

  • Ricoh Imaging Unveils Pentax K-S1

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Ricoh Imaging has released details of its latest DSLR camera, the Pentax K-S1, which is designed for mid-level enthusiasts who want a mobile interface.
  • DxO Optics Pro v9.5.2 Adds Support for Nikon D810

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    DxO Labs has added the Nikon D810 to the list of cameras supported by the Elite edition of its popular image processing software.
  • Fujifilm Announces X30 Camera

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Fujifilm has released details of the latest addition to its premium compact camera line-up, the X30.
  • United Nations Media Awards 2014

    24 Aug 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Journalists, photographers and producers whose work addresses humanitarian and social justice issues are encouraged to nominate for the 2014 United Nations Association of Australia Media Awards.
  • Don McCullin Retrospective at NSW State Library

    24 Aug 2014 | 8:33 pm
    A major retrospective exhibition of images by legendary British photojournalist, Don McCullin, will be presented exclusively at the State Library of NSW from 27 September 2014, in association with Reportage 2014.
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    Photo Review Reviews

  • 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 PD-Zoom Lens

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:50 pm
    A stabilised, extended-range zoom lens for Nikon 1 cameras that will suit travellers and family photographers who enjoy recording movies.
  • Nikon 1 V3

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:41 pm
    The latest model in Nikon's V-series of CSCs offers 18-megapixel resolution and a feature set and interface that could suit digicam upgraders.
  • Sony ILCE-α6000

    7 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Sony's latest CSC features familiar NEX styling but offers improved autofocusing, more logical menus and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC.
  • Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III M4/3 Lens

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Tamron's first all-in-one zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras weighs only 285 grams and comes in black or silver.
  • Sony ILCA-77 Mark II

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    An upgrade to Sony's flagship A-mount camera with a new 79-point AF module and autofocusing system, updated sensor and image processor plus integrated Wi-Fi and NFC.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • Light And Time

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm
    The study of light is one of those things that never ends. The more I photograph light, the more I realize there is to learn about working with light and its infinite variations. When painters paint, they create the exact type of light they want to have in their painting. Especially in landscape painting, the quality of light is paramount to the feel and mood of the work, and hence the overall ability of the painter to tell a story with his paint brush. Depending on what he/she wants to convey about a scene, a complete understanding of light and how it affects us emotionally is crucial to the…
  • Storm King Mountain and the Environmental Movement

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    One of the driving forces behind my work as a landscape photographer is conservation and my commitment to the environment and nature in general. In a strange twist of fate (or just plain luck), my wife and I decided to settle down in Beacon, New York 17 years ago. What’s that have to do with conservation? My home is literally 3 miles away from Storm King Mountain, the iconic landmark that has come to symbolize the modern environmental movement. I’ve had a fascination with Storm King Mtn ever since I first saw it 25 years ago, and have photographed it more than any other landform in…
  • The Importance of Cultivating Creativity As A Nature Photographer

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book “The Inner Landscape of Making Images” which I hope to release in early 2015. I’ve always believed that the best way to improve as a photographer is to integrate creativity into your life. That means you consciously seek out and surround yourself those things that inspire you to think, feel, and ask questions about the world we live in. I don’t think this is given nearly as much value as the other things we are often encouraged to pursue; more equipment, better software, better editing and post processing techniques, and…
  • Filming The B&H Prospectives Video On Landscape Photography

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    9 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Earlier this year, B&H Photo Video Director Kelly Mena approached me about collaborating on a “Prospectives” video, and quite honestly I was surprised and honored to be asked. The video series profiles different photographers and shows how they work, what inspires their creativity, and how others can learn from their approach. I agreed, then wondered what I had gotten myself into! When the scheduled day arrived, Kelly and her very professional team visited my studio in Beacon, NY to film the interview portion. I have to say that I was pretty nervous during the shooting because we did…
  • My Recent Interview With Photographer Wesley Picotte

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Photographer Wesley Picotte recently reviewed my Digital Fine Art Printing Book favorably, and you can read it here in case you missed it. I’m also honored that he interviewed me about the book and why I wrote it, and also about a lot of other topics related to photography and printing. Read the interview on his website. Thanks Wesley for the great opportunity. The post My Recent Interview With Photographer Wesley Picotte appeared first on Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography.
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    Organic Light Pan

  • In Awe Of Light

    Youssef Ismail
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:59 pm
    It has been about two weeks since I stood there on top of the highest mountain in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mount Hamilton.  In the last couple of months I have been up there three times.  Twice in the evenings after sunset as a visitor to the Lick Observatory.  In the summer the observatory has a great program with lectures and they open up two of the many telescopes and give normal folks like us the chance to look deep into the  universe to see the past.  My third trip was for the rising of this full moon.  It was dubbed a “Super Moon” because it was a full moon at…
  • Happy Returns

    Youssef Ismail
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    Shawwal 1435 – Eid Mubarak! Like clockwork, the moon ticks its way back to new.  It will show itself in the sky.  It always does.  Bringing with it, for those who wait to look, a joy that signals a day of joyous celebration. To my Muslim Readers, Eid Mubarak! Peace to All!
  • The Joy of Fasting

    Youssef Ismail
    29 Jun 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Years ago I heard a fabulous Hadith, a tradition from the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessing s of God upon him. Abu Hurairah (May God be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of God upon him) said: “Every deed of the son of Adam will be multiplied, a Hasanah (a good deed) will be multiplied to ten its like, up to seven hundred times. Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, said: ‘Except fasting. It is for Me and I shall reward for it. He gives up his desires and his food for my sake.’ The fasting person will have two moments of joy: Joy when he breaks his…
  • Here is Ramadan!

    Youssef Ismail
    28 Jun 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Last night we ventured out in search of the new crescent moon, not just my team and I, but countless number of Muslims all over the world.  There was not a single verifiable positive naked eye sighting.  Yesterday was the 29th day of Shabaan. Today it was the 30th and final day of Shabaan with no other option than to start Ramadan tomorrow. While many people devised an abstract construct to signify the start of the months in the Islamic Lunar calendar, nothing can be as simple and beautiful as going out to search for the new crescent moon.  The sight of the new moon has significant…
  • Where Is Ramadan?

    Youssef Ismail
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:55 pm
    We had a nice group come out this evening to search for the new moon of Ramadan. To our disappointment, we did not see the moon here on the west coast of North America. We are the last word In the world on Moonsighting reports and we can only say Ramadan will begin on Sunday June 29th based on the prophetic tradition of sighting the moon. Taraweh prayers will start Saturday evening after sunset, insha Allah (God willing). (Update:  The conditions this evening on the ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains was not ideal for seeing the moon, but it was certainly beautiful.) Encroaching Fog This was…
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    SaxePhoto Blog

  • 4 Kids in the Playground

    David Saxe
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    These days, taking pictures of children can sometimes get you into trouble. Usually, I try to refrain, or even ask the parent (which usually results in an affirmative). however on occasion I just snap on automatic and quickly move on. I prefer this to asking because I do not loose the moment. Sometimes people may […]
  • Coney Island, July 5, 2014

    David Saxe
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
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  • Mr. George, and Mr. Paul: Montreal, 1983

    David Saxe
    4 Jun 2014 | 7:21 am
    Way back in the last century, from 1971 to 1984, I worked as a medical photographer in a Montreal hospital. In many ways I enjoyed the work but in others, it was also quite depressing. When things became barely manageable, I would escape down to the animal quarters in the research institute and chat with […]
  • Many Years Ago

    David Saxe
    29 May 2014 | 8:21 am
    I just posted this photo on to my Facebook page. I don’t know why because usually I only post recent photographs and this on wis 12 years old. I took it in Paris at le Louvre in 2002. At that time i used film and since I always hated the way color labs printed my […]
  • Times Change

    David Saxe
    26 May 2014 | 7:13 am
    One of the reasons I loved my Leica was that nobody noticed it. After all it was not like 10 years ago when you walked around on the street with a huge DSLR with an erect zoom lens sticking out of it and everybody would yell “nice camera” as you walked by trying to appear […]
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  • Genius technique on getting candid street photos

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:12 am
    This trick from DigitalRevTV on how to get a candid street shot on the sly is pure genius. It’s as easy as pointing your camera above the subject you want to photograph. Take a quick picture. Then point your camera at the subject you really want to shoot while pretending to review the previous photo. Then snap the candid you really want. Check out the technique here:
  • How to Change the Color of Anything in Photoshop

    19 May 2014 | 9:47 am
    Aaron Nace over at has posted a really easy and well done tutorial on how to change the color of anything in Photoshop. Check out the full post over on Phlearn.
  • Enhance Texture and Detail with Intelligent High Pass Sharpening

    27 Mar 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Michael Woloszynowicz has some of the best Photoshop tutorials out there. He is very articulate and is a great teacher. He just posted a tutorial on how to enhance texture and detail in your images. And the best part is he gives you a link to a free action to download that does everything he does in the 10 minute video in about 10 seconds. Check out his full blog post on the tutorial here.
  • Time Stack Timelapse Tutorial

    19 Mar 2014 | 10:25 am
    Photographer Matt Molloy has created a nice how-to time stacking tutorial from time-lapse images. He goes into further detail in a blog post you can find here.
  • DigiShade Lite magnetic sun shade for your MacBook Pro and Air

    1 Mar 2014 | 7:19 am
    By popular demand, we have developed a magnetic lightweight and rigid sunscreen for the Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air that sets up in seconds using a magnetic mount. The shade is made from 6061 aircraft grade aluminum with durable cloth hinges which is both very lightweight and rigid and creates a professional and clean sun shade unlike many of the clunky collapsable solutions currently on the market. The DigiShade Lit is available for pre-order now.  
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    Misha Media Wedding Photography

  • baby scarlett

    1 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - baby scarlett Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - baby scarlett
  • chicago history museum wedding | catherine & eddie

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - chicago history museum wedding | catherine & eddie   Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - chicago history museum wedding | catherine & eddie
  • destination wedding: samaná, dominican republic | jenn & seth

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - destination wedding: samaná, dominican republic | jenn & seth  Congratulations Jenn & Seth!  Thank you for having us at your beautiful destination wedding at the Sublime Samana in Dominican Republic!  We had so much fun getting to know your friends and family.  You two are too cute together!  We’re so honored to have captured your wedding! xox…
  • the forge of vernon hills wedding | bethie & jason

    1 Mar 2014 | 6:25 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - the forge of vernon hills wedding | bethie & jason   xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK!  Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Bride’s Guide: Ceremony & Reception: The Forge, Vernon Hills, IL Photography: Michele and Andy, Misha Media Designer of Wedding Gown: Morilee by Madeline Gardner Bridesmaids Gown: David’s…
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    22 Feb 2014 | 7:20 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago -   Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago -
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • Being Sensible About Street Photography

    23 Aug 2014 | 7:07 pm
    My daily weapon of choice: Fuji XE-1 with the 27mm pancake lens   I am skipping the 13th week installment of my "Weekly Street Photos" to write an essay about my own personal beliefs on the practice of "Street Photography" in general.    I am avoiding no. 13, because it seems to be a general practice the world over (even my apartment building ridiculously omits listing a 13th floor on the
  • Weekly Street Photos #12

    16 Aug 2014 | 7:07 pm
    This week's theme: ADORABLE KIDS (Click on Photos for better viewing) "The Young Maître d" "Lost In Wonder"   "The Little Goalie"   --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Weekly Street Photos #11

    8 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    This week's theme: PUBLIC NAPPING (Click on Photos for better viewing) "Waiting Patient-ly" "Power Napper" "Grandpa's Siesta" --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Weekly Street Photos #10

    2 Aug 2014 | 5:55 pm
    This week's theme: MOTHER & CHILD (Click on Photos for better viewing) "...I Can See You" - Hong Kong   "Feeding Time"   "Pitstop"   --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Weekly Street Photos #9

    26 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    This week's theme: SYMMETRY & ASYMMETRY (Click on Photos for better viewing) "A Quiet Afternoon"   "Class Levels" - Hong Kong   "The Belly of the Beast"   --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
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    A Blogography of Photography

  • The Kelpies - B&W PRINT SET OFFER

    9 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    Here is an opportunity to purchase a unique set of 4 high quality, black & white fine art prints of "The Kelpies" located in Falkirk, Scotland. These images are printed in MetalPrint high gloss or MetalPrint satin finish and are sized at 16" x 24" or 24" x 36". This set of 4 high quality prints have been priced as a special package (25% - 30% discount on normal price) and would make an exceptional framed series for the collector.To purchase go to then click the BUY PHOTOS button then choose BUY PHOTO PACKAGE to take advantage…
  • Storehouse - A Visual Storytelling App

    9 Aug 2014 | 1:21 am
    Over the last few months I have been publishing many of my photo stories via Storehouse, a new interactive and visual storytelling app for the iPad. It is a unique and highly intuitive application for quickly assembling a documentary photo story using images from your camera or iPhone and then adding in blocks of text and headers to annotate the story.The speed that you can create a visually appealing and professional looking story is incredible and suits a photojournalist who need to create short, sharp, focused stories with relevant imaging.I have created 60 stories to date using this app…
  • End of an Era - Aperture to be Discontinued

    27 Jun 2014 | 11:14 pm
    The news today from Apple that their pro photo application Aperture is to be discontinued will be a huge disappointment for many pro photographers who rely on this robust library management and post-processing application for their workflows. ...... me included.Apple have decided to discontinue both Aperture and iPhoto and replace this with the new application Photos which will be realised as part of the iOS 8 release in the fall 2014 and OSX Yosemite release early next year. The new Photos application will be geared to link with iCloud and be integrate with iOS applications. Aperture has not…
  • Into the deep: How Scottish students became underwater explorers

    11 May 2014 | 6:28 am
    I made the BBC News with these nostalgic old photos taken during our Diving Science course which was part of the Marine Biology curriculum at Heriot-Watt University circa 1978. The article can be seen here
  • Toil

    6 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    toilverb1. work extremely hard or incessantly "we toiled away"synonyms: work hard, labor, exert oneself, slave (away), grind away, strive, work one's fingers to the bone, put one's nose to the grindstonenoun1. exhausting physical labor "a life of toil"synonyms: hard work, labor, exertion, slaving, drudgery, effort, industry, 'blood, sweat and tears'Walking through the rice paddy fields in central Bali close to Ubud you can witness the simple, rural way of life with the local people living directly from the land. Their daily life consists of incredible physical hard work and toil in the…
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    Krishna Mohan Photography

  • Happy Birthday Photography or A Brief History of the art of painting with light…

    Krishna Mohan
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Historically, Photography can best be defined as the art of capturing beautiful, often fantastical imagery using light, on photosensitive material such as film, or image sensors, in case of digital... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hummingbird hawk-moth

    Krishna Mohan
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:28 am
    I encountered this dainty little Hummingbird hawk-moth, on a morning walk while attending an amphibian workshop conducted by the inimitable Dr. K. V. Gururaja, purveyor of all things amphibian, at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Wasp Moth – Euchromia polymena

    Krishna Mohan
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:27 am
    I photographed this day flying moth when I was doing review of Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens near Mangalore. This Euchromia polymena moth is also called a wasp moth as it looks like a dangerous... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Green Crab Spider

    Krishna Mohan
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    Living in the midst of urban greenery can have its own advantages. My dining room opens onto our kitchen garden, lush with luxuriant foliage. One fine day, as I sat down to a hearty breakfast, a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Buy a Digital Camera

    Krishna Mohan
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    A common mistake I see most folks looking to purchase a digital camera make is getting suckered into buying a camera that is beyond what they really need and require. Peer pressure also often plays a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Desi Baytan Photography

  • Los Angeles River Center and Gardens Wedding

    11 Aug 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Tweet Los Angeles River Center and Gardens Wedding with Silva and Michael This Los Angeles River Center and Gardens wedding is simply divine. The couple, Silva and Michael, who resides in Italy, wanted their family to be able to witness their wedding. The Los Angeles River Center and Gardens provided a backdrop with a touch of charm at a fraction of the cost of an Italian destination wedding. As you drive up to this venue, you are greeted with an arched wrought iron gate and the entrance is covered with ivy. Inside reveals a lush garden and space for both a reception area and ceremony.
  • Hotel Maya Long Beach Wedding

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Tweet Hotel Maya Long Beach Wedding with Dolly and Chris This Hotel Maya Long Beach wedding came with a little twist. You see, the bouquets made of paper! Even the centerpieces were hand made of paper. Dolly and Chris looked ravishing in their chosen palette of aqua and gray. And Dolly looked especially stunning in her vintage gown.  Theresa Huang Hair & Makeup Design did an exceptional job with her hair and makeup. And the day went smoothly with the aid of Cindy Wu of A Touch of Lavender. She did a fantastic job at coordinating the day. What a wonderful couple and such close…
  • Saddlerock Ranch Wedding

    25 Jun 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Tweet Saddlerock Ranch Wedding with Hagar and Michael This gorgeous Saddlerock Ranch wedding is one for the books. What better place to wed than Saddlerock Ranch in the rolling hills of Malibu. Hagar and Michael exchanged their vows on top of a hill surrounded by a breathtaking vineyard setting and wide open spaces. There’s no shortage for romantic portraits here. Hagar, loves animals especially horses. Not surprisingly, she drew inspiration from an equestrian photo shoot I did with Nancy Teasley of Oak and the Owl. With garlands made of eucalyptus that run the length of the…
  • Montage Beverly Hills Wedding

    21 Jun 2014 | 12:14 am
    Tweet Montage Beverly Hills Wedding with Wendy & Jacob This Montage Beverly Hills wedding couldn’t have been more gorgeous. In part because of these two sweet, and beautiful love birds. And a venue that exudes luxury doesn’t hurt either. When Wendy and Jacob were looking for a photographer they happen to come upon my portfolio online. They knew they liked my work but wondered if I would be available for their wedding and would we click? Right away Jacob called me and I happen to be free that afternoon. In about an hour we were meeting at my studio in Old Town Pasadena.
  • Sisterly Love with Zoe and Zaley – Children’s Portraits

    20 May 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Tweet Children’s Portraits - I had Zoe and her little sister over my studio for a children’s portrait session. This super cute duo really showed their sisterly love as they settled in and made my studio their play room. I love doing children’s portraits because kids do the darndest things that adults wouldn’t normally do, like dress-up and wear princess outfits. Zaley, the younger one, was a great conversationalist. While we talked about her favorite colors and toys and TV shows, she was at ease while I photographed her just being herself. When it was time to…
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    Images In Light

  • City View

    Ross Murphy
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Image: 5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II, 70mm, f/10, 20 sec. Larger ImageThe Bay Bridge and San Francisco viewed from Treasure Island, probably one of the best, but also most obscure locations to view the city. Up off the beach on a crumbling hillside, on Treasure Island, not a very safe place to be putting a tripod down, especially after it gets dark and you need to traverse the hill with a headlamp.RossImages In Light
  • San Francisco Details

    Ross Murphy
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    Larger Image5D MK III, EF 24-70 f2.8L IILarger Image5D MK III, EF 24-70 f2.8L IIRossImages In Light
  • Keen interest from Air New Zealand

    Ross Murphy
    12 Jul 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Larger ImageAir New Zealand is showing interest in using some of my 787 images. they have been passed to the marketing group, keeping my fingers crossed, I really like the images myself.Larger ImageLarger Image RossImages in Light
  • Jello

    Ross Murphy
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:21 pm
    5D Mk III, EF24-70 f/2.8L II, 44mm, f/5.6,1/60 sec, ISO 1600 Monterey AquariumLarger ImageRossImages In Light
  • Do we still need a tripod?

    Ross Murphy
    14 Jun 2014 | 1:27 am
    Image: Fuji X-T1, XF 18-55 f/2.8-4.0, 23mm at f/5.6, 1/5 sec,hand held at ISO 6400.The answer is a definitive maybe, it depends what your after, just fun images like the above one, then no, a large format print for your wall at home, that depends on the light. Hand holding a camera in low light takes a lot of practice to get sharp images and you still need high ISO's to get there, so we still have a ways to go.Cameras like the X-T1 with image stabilized lenses are getting us close though, even with the slowdown in sensor technologies, its just a matter of time. However there are images that…
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    WIRED » Raw File

  • In Photos: Live a Day in the Life of an Obsessive Ghost Hunter

    Jakob Schiller
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Elizabeth Moran's story, Record of Cherry Road, is an exploration of her family's old house in Memphis that many believe is haunted.
  • The Legendary Photographer Who Captured the Softer Side of NYC

    Pete Brook
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Saul Leiter, a New York photographer who died last November, has always been recognized as one of the most important street shooters of his time by those in the art world. But it wasn't until recently that his work came to be known, and loved, by the general public.
  • Mesmerizing GIFs Use Light and Motion to Visualize Sounds

    Doug Bierend
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Visual artists long have been inspired by music and sound—and vice versa. Themes and concepts from one often infuse the other; well known examples include Kandinsky’s Composition 8, inspired by a performance of Wagner’s Lohengrin, or Rachmaninoff’s 13 preludes, inspired by Böcklin’s Die Heimkehr. For Turkish artist Erdal Inci, a fascination with the physics of […]
  • Conjuring Tornadoes of Light With LEDs and Hula Hoops

    Pete Brook
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    The processes Martin Kimbell uses to make his stunning images involves lobbing a hula hoop with LEDs on it into the air.
  • The Weird, Totally Charming Hobbies That Unite People

    Doug Bierend
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    In their series Hobby Buddies, Swiss photo duo Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini create playful portraits of people united over favorite pastimes.
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • SOLD!

    Rich Legg
    23 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/160 second, f/4, ISO 200
  • The Daily Grind

    Rich Legg
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS lens – 1/350 second, f/4.5, ISO 200
  • Kitchen Wine

    Rich Legg
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 56mm f/1.2 lens – 1/40 second, f/5.6, ISO 400
  • Image in Use: CNBC

    Rich Legg
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Thanks to a tip, I spotted the first image-in-use from my Hong Kong stock photo work shot earlier this year. It’s nice to see the effort to create this particular image in a cramped closet with a model and two speedlites is beginning to pay off. My growing collection of Hong Kong stock photos can be seen here: (source:
  • Pondering Sasquatch

    Rich Legg
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/8, ISO 100
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    Tourist Photos | Tourist Photo | Travel Photo | Photos From Different places | Tourist Photos

  • Photos from inside Edinburgh Castle

    16 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    Edinburgh Castle is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city of Edinburgh, in fact, in the whole of Scotland. It has been there for many centuries, starting from early fortifications with succeeding kings either building on top or replacing the existing structures. The castle sits on a natural defensive fortification, a volcanic plug that rises above the surrounding area and hence provides a natural line of defense (although it does make getting supplies inside in the case of a siege more difficult).Edinburgh Castle is also famous for another more sinister reason, it is supposed…
  • More photos in and around the HMY Britannia (berthed at the port of Leith near Edinburgh)

    5 Aug 2014 | 4:14 am
    Previous photos about the HMY Britannia (Link 1, Link 2)It is very rare for normal laypeople to see the kind of conditions in which royalty lives like, and the HMY Britannia provides a way for people to be able to view such conditions. Visitors are able to see several sections of the ship, although there are cordoned off sections of the ship. The ship is visited by a large number of visitors every year, and is part of the various bus schedules that are part of the Edinburgh tourist circuit.The stately wardroom inside the royal yacht, HMV Britannia (See more photos here)This is the wardroom…
  • Photos from the HMY Britannia, at Leith in Edinburgh and can be visited by tourists

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:36 am
    The HMY Britannia, used by Britain's Queen Elizabeth for more than 40 years, was finally decommissioned in the year 1997, and was probably the last such ship available to the Queen. It has not been replaced by another ship, and at times of austerity and recession, it would not be politically feasible for any Government to announce the construction of a large ship for the Queen. British subjects have changed, from loving the Queen and the royal family earlier, to now grumbling about the expenditure on the royal family. As a part of this, let us see some more photos from the decommissioned ship…
  • HMY Britannia at her permanent position in Leith near Edinburgh

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    The Queen (or King) of England have had royal yachts from a long time (since 1660, with the restoration of the monarchy, there have been 83 such ships to bear the royal name). The ship was commissioned in 1954, taking an inaugural journey to Malta in April of the same year, but not carrying the Queen or Prince Philip, instead carrying Prince Charles and Princess Anne, with the Queen setting foot on the ship on the return journey on 1st May 1954. The ship has been used for a number of ceremonial occasions with leaders of other countries also stepping foot on the ship, as well as being used for…
  • Deep Sea World near Edinburgh in Scotland - A wonderful aquarium

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    Modern aquariums provide an immersive experience to visitors, allowing them to see fish all around them, shows with fish, allowing them to swim along with the fish, get colorful fishes, and various other experiences. One of these experiences is called Deep Sea World, located in North Queensbury, under the famous bridge in Fife, Scotland. It provides a travelator where visitors can travel under and through a tank full of fishes of different sizes and shapes, including sharks, rays and others.Corridor inside the Deep Sea World aquarium on the outskirts of Edinburgh (More photos here)In this…
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    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

  • You Will Need to Put Your Thinking Cap on for This One…

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:08 am
    The Streak Continues: 270 This blog was published at 4:00am from the Best Western Mill River motel on Long Island. I am heading to Nickerson for another busman’s holiday. I am on Long Island until this coming Thursday while visiting my elderly (gonna be 92 soon) Mom, my younger sister Arna, my younger daughter Alissa [...]
  • Best Prognostication Ever!

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:03 am
    The Streak Continues: 269 This blog was published at 4:00am from the Best Western Mill River motel on Long Island. I am heading to Nickerson for another busman’s holiday. I am on Long Island until this coming Thursday while visiting my elderly (gonna be 92 soon) Mom, my younger sister Arna, my younger daughter Alissa [...]
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • Postcards from Newfoundland

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    We’re 9,000Km, and 25 days, into this trip and I’m beginning to find a rhythm, learning to relax and see the place as it seems to want to reveal itself. I’ve photographed almost the whole trip so far on my iPhone, enjoying the simplicity and the constraints of  the square frame I’ve chosen, in part because of Instagram, in part because it seems to fit these more intimate, simple photographs. What freedom to be without the heavy gear and just focus on the experience. I’m processing all my work with VSCO’s excellent app – particularly loving some of their black and white…
  • Postcards from Labrador

    18 Aug 2014 | 4:06 pm
    After almost 7800km across this vast country, we arrived on the coast of Labrador a couple hours ago, to fog. The last couple hundred kilometers like so many before them, along bone-jarring rutted roads flanked with pine trees that seem at once both arthritic and anemic. The roads just seemed to go on and on, through sun, rain, and endless blackflies. This is my country, and I love it fiercely. The thousands of kilometers we drove just to get to Labrador were long enough, but this last thousand was the most rugged, and to me, some of the most beautiful. Trees and rocks, and endless roads to…
  • PHOTOGRAPH, Issue 8

    13 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    When I dreamed up this magazine, bouncing around Mongolia’s Gobi desert, two years ago, it was a big, crazy, What If. Now, with Issue 8, we’re celebrating two years with another beautiful issue, beginning with the work of my friend Ami Vitale, an exceptional storyteller and National Geographic photographer. We’re also featuring the fine art landscapes of Charles Adams, the documentary humanitarian work of Jon McCormack, and the abstracts of Tom McLaughlan, along with the usual excellent articles from John Paul Caponigro, Bruce Percy, Guy Tal, Chris Orwig, Martin Bailey, Piet…
  • Process & Product

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    We’re stopping in Ottawa right now, after a couple days at the cottage, on the way to Labrador and Newfoundland to work on making images for my next coffee-table book. Emily, the Jeep, is in for service and tweaks, after 5500km and in preparation for many more on the rougher roads of rural Quebec and Labrador. What a journey we’re having. You can keep up with me on Instagram. Read much about the art of writing and at some point you’re bound to wonder if a certain amount of masochism is required to enter the field. One reader on my blog, commenting on the way I’d been so…
  • On The Road

    6 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    The road has always called to me; perhaps it’s part of bearing the last name, duChemin, all my life, which means “of the road.” It’s in my blood too, born to a mother who was a nurse in the RAF when she met my father, a Canadian soldier, both stationed in Cyprus in the late 1960s. Here on the road life gets simpler for me. It fosters wonder, too; full of the unexpected, there are new shadows. light, and moments, around every corner. Only 6 days into this trip across Canada, we’re 3700km closer to Newfoundland and Labrador than when we started and I can already feel myself waking up.
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    Photo Attorney

  • Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Rights

    Carolyn E. Wright
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    In March 2015, Ms. Farida Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights, will be submitting a report to the Human Rights Council that will focus on the impact intellectual property has on the arts. Presently, Ms. Shaheed recognizes the importance of compensating artists, but she also supports limitations and exceptions that may undermine artists’ rights.   We have the unique opportunity to share our thoughts with Ms. Shaheed. We would like to convey that strong international copyright protection for creative works is needed so that artists and creators,…
  • U.S. Copyright Office Announcement Regarding Release of a Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition

    Carolyn E. Wright
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante today released a public draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition (the “Third Edition”). The first major revision in more than two decades, the draft presents more than 1200 pages of administrative practices and sets the stage for a number of long-term improvements in registration and recordation policy. It will remain in draft form for approximately 120 days pending final review and implementation, taking effect on or around December 15, 2014. “The new Compendium is an exhaustive undertaking that explains and…
  • How Long is Too Long? Boffoli Sues Google for Delay in Take Down

    Carolyn E. Wright
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Use of one of Boffoli’s Photographs on as shown in his Complaint ___________________________________________________________________________ Christopher Boffoli is a fine art, editorial, and commercial photographer who created “Big Appetites,” a series of photographs featuring tiny figures next to life-sized food. He has a history of protecting his photographs, as reported here and here. As part of his prosecutions, he sued Twitter in September 2012 for not removing his photographs after sending a DMCA takedown notice. While some doubted the…
  • The Copyright Office Proposes Immediate Changes to Recordation and Requests Public Comment

    Carolyn E. Wright
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    While the Copyright Office continues to develop its strategy for modernizing and improving recordation services via a comprehensive reengineering, it recognizes that there could be immediate benefits if certain process changes were made in the interim. To this end, the Office has published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would amend the regulations to encourage remitters to include a cover sheet with the documents they submit to the Office; allow remitters to submit long title lists in electronic format; and provide remitters with the option to request return receipts that…
  • Video on How to Register A Group of Published Photos using the eCO System

    Carolyn E. Wright
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    Check John Harrington‘s video on how to register a group of published photos using the eCO System! The link to the spreadsheet is here that is a part of this process. Also check John’s great blog! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.comYou just finished reading Video on How to Register A Group of Published Photos using the eCO System! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers!
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • D810 Filmmaker Kit – Great Deal!

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    Seriously great deal on a great system!
  • BTS – Howard 500 Flyover

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Pietsch Pass is a special location for aviation photography I’ve been very fortunate to shoot from a time or two. In July, we conducted out first “real” shoot after some practicing. We had no way of knowing that a month later, we’d be putting it into action. The gorgeous Howard 500 made a stop at KMOT. Being good friends with Warren, when he told them of our special shooting location and said some nice things about me (really nice things), we made the mad dash to do the shoot. Sharon & I got in the truck and hauled ass (1hr drive) to Pietsch Pass, ran up the hill…
  • ACR 8.2 – Great Vid by Julieanne

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
  • Nikon Firmware Updates

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Nikon released a number of body firmware updates today for D4s, D610, D600, D7100, D7000 and D90. Find your update on the chart. Be sure you you follow the warning: The firmware cannot be upgraded when Network > Network connection in the Setup menu is set to ON. Be sure to set Network connection to OFF before attempting to upgrade the firmware.
  • How to Wow!

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Jerry is great, the light lessons amazing and the photography don’t suck. Go!
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Maternity Photography

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
      For any woman expecting a baby there really is no better way of treasuring this special time than with a wonderful maternity photo shoot. It was a real privilege to take Livvy’s maternity pictures with her fourth baby on the way, especially as we were Livvy’s wedding photographers a decade ago! We think Livvy looks amazing and we hope every time Livvy looks at her maternity pictures all the happy memories of anticipation and excitement waiting to meet her new baby come flooding back.       At SF Digital we make sure every pregnancy photography session is relaxed…
  • Family Portrait Photography

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
      It’s always lovely to see  families with grand parents for the portrait photography at our studios. We love creating happy memories of the family to treasure, whether it’s the  formal posed portraits or the informal & fun shots which the kids love! With Christmas upon us pretty soon, now’s the time to start planning your photo gifts items and what better way to thrill loved ones with a gorgeous family portrait.
  • Security & Usability Is Our Top Priority

    9 Aug 2014 | 2:04 am
      As part of our ethos to be a leading photography studio offering not only high quality photography services & products, we are also one of the first photography studios in the UK to offer a fully secure & encrypted website. For a secure site, there must be the padlock icon followed by https (as above). So what does that mean for you? It means that when you are on our website, you have industry-leading security HTTPS encryption by default. This week Google announced HTTPS as a ranking signal. This means that websites with HPPTS will carry more weight in rankings compared to…
  • Business Headshot Photography

    8 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
      Client Profile: Cherry Trees Dental Clinic, Leighton Buzzard Leighton Buzzard’s leading dental clinic Cherry Trees needed a new & fresh set of images for their online marketing activities. A good quality headshot plays an important part in building reputation & confidence with your clients. Every business needs a professional set of headshots as part of their branding & marketing. We all know that people buy from people, so it is important to make that first impression, the right impression! If you would like to get a professional business headshot, please get in…
  • Adwords Workshop at The Incuba Centre

    4 Aug 2014 | 5:51 am
        We’re delighted to host a 1-day practical workshop on Google Adwords Made Easy , proudly sponsored by The Incuba Centre, Dunstable. Date:        2 Oct 2014 Time:      1000 – 1630 hrs Venue:    The Incuba Centre, Dunstable The workshop includes practical work, setting up your Adwords account and a campaign. For more details and to reserve your place, please click here.   Event registration for Google Adwords – Incuba powered by Eventbrite
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    The Digital Photo Experience

  • DPE Podcast 08.15.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions

    Juan Pons
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    This episode of the DPE podcast is all about your questions. We have received many great questions from you folks and Rick and Juan love answering them. This episode is a little long but we wanted to make sure we got your questions answered as completely as we could. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact…
  • DPE Podcast 08.01.14 – Juan is back from his trip and we have two interviews with Patricia Davidson and Mike Pach

    Juan Pons
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    In this episode of the podcast, Juan returns from his 5 week road trip out west and Rick conducts two interviews, the first one with Patricia Davidson and then with Mike Pach. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the website. Make sure to subscribe to the…
  • DPE Podcast 07.15.14 – Two Interviews, with Peter Giordano and Ron Clifford with Robin Griggs Wood

    Juan Pons
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    Rick interviews almost everyone in this after-sushi photo (left to right): Ron Clifford, Rick, Catherine Hall (interview to come), Robin Griggs Wood, Dr. Sassi and Peter Giordano. In this episode of the podcast, Rick conducts two interviews, the first one with Peter Giordano co-founder of The Arcanum and then with Ron Clifford and Robin Griggs Wood, who talk about Google+ Mentorship Membership Program for photographers. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on…
  • DPE Podcast 07.01.14 – Visualizing the end result, plus we answer some of your questions

    Juan Pons
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    In this episode of the podcast, Rick and Juan discuss the importance of visualizing the end result, and we answer a few of your questions. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience…
  • DPE Podcast 06.15.14 – We answer a few questions from one of our listeners, plus we have 1 interview with Richard Ellis

    Juan Pons
    15 Jun 2014 | 9:34 am
    In this episode of the podcast, Rick and Juan answer a few questions from a podcast listener, plus we have 1 interview with Richard Ellis from Charleston Photography Workshops. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the website. Make sure to subscribe to the…
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    Daniel Korzeniewski Photography

  • Cesis in Photos | Latvia

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski A medieval town nestled amid a pine forest and the Gauja National Park, less than two hours away from Riga, was more than enough reason for me to make a day trip. Getting there was fairly easy. Buses and trains run almost hourly, with several options from Riga.  This place is just wonderful: yes, widely visited, but not spoiled by tourists, no souvenir shops. The small town feels as authentic as it can be.  The fairy-tale town is best enjoyed just wandering, slowly, The main street, Rigas iela, has a lot of personality: a…
  • Forget About Pixels – Awaken the Artist Within

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:17 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski I have a confession to make: I used to be a pixel peeper. There was a time when I’d spent hours zooming in and inspecting photos at 1:1 or even 300 percent. I was looking for a technically perfect photo. Back then, most of the work I was shooting was aimed at micro stock outlets. At most of them, the inspectors and image editors were not easy to get around. Noise, camera shake, out of focus, chromatic aberration, white balance, basically any issues would end up in an image rejection. That actually helped me. I learned the…
  • How to Fix Chromatic Aberration in Lightroom 5

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Chromatic aberration is a phenomenon caused by distortion of the lens. Basically, it is a failure of the lens to focus all the colors to the same convergence point. The effect can be generally seen in dark edges adjacent to bright areas of an image; it looks like an out-of-focus ghost of magenta or purple color. In photography this is also called “purple fringing”. The quality of the optic plays an important role here, as not all lenses will produce the same effect. This problem tends to manifest much more in zoom lenses with…
  • Announcing a photo tour to Iceland

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:45 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Just sharing some great news today!!! Just finished the details and sign up page for a new photo tour. Iceland, in march 2015, will be awesome, and can’t wait to be there. Local photographer Olgeir Andrésson will guide us to the most amazing locations. He is an experienced photographer, based in Iceland, he specializes in photo tours and workshops. This is no doubly one of the most exciting photographic destinations of the world. The region is full of natural attractions, this is paradise for the landscape and nature…
  • Farmers around Bagan | Myanmar (Burma)

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:39 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Sunsets, sunrises – that’s pretty much what Bagan is, photographically speaking. Don’t get me wrong – there is plenty to do and see around here and I loved my stay. But if you Google “Bagan photos,” the first thing you’ll see are amazing ancient temples emerging from the mist in a pretty magical way. To experience this is not only visually compelling but also spiritual and soul-healing. It’s certainly spectacular, and you can see some of those photos here.  Despite the early wake-up calls and late dinners, this is…
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    FOTOdigital, less gear more fun

  • Want Better Photos? Get Topaz Adjust for $24.99

    15 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    I started by not liking presets very much, but I've, in fact, changed my mind. I use them many times now, as a starting point for the results I aim for, to achieve results like the one you'll find illustrating this article. And Topaz Adjust is on top of my list. Now they've a special promotion going on. Grab a copy of the program!
  • I Do NOT Sell Photographs

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    Browsing the web you find multiple articles about "selling photographs". I find it interesting, because I rarely think of selling my photographs. I generally rent them out for specific purposes, but they are always mine and not usable without a license.
  • FREE Setup Guide for the Nikon D810

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:39 am
    In August a complete guide for the Nikon D810 DSLR will be available, from Douglas J. Klostermann, on the Full Stop collection. But to get you up to speed there is a FREE Setup Guide available now. Get your cheat sheet now!
  • Double Award for rotation180° Panorama

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    MindShift Gear's rotation180 Panorama backpack was just given its second major European design award.  In March, the Panorama was named a winner of the top design competition in Europe, the Red Dot Awards.  Now the backpack was named a winner of the OutDoor Industry Award 2014, one of the highest design prizes in the outdoor industry.
  • Visiting Portugal: Don't Bring a Polarizer!

    10 Jul 2014 | 4:28 pm
    I may be, somehow, repeating myself, but if you area travelling to Portugal to photograph and want blue skies, no need to bring a polarizer: we've some of the best blue skies in the world!
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    Photography News

  • TED Talk: Photographer documents everyday objects exhumed from the mass graves of the Bosnian War

    Diana Topan
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    August 23, 2014 /Photography News/ Ziyah Gafić photographs everyday objects—watches, shoes, glasses. But these images are deceptively simple; the items in them were exhumed from the mass graves of the Bosnian War. Gafić, a TED Fellow and Sarajevo native, has photographed every item from these graves in order to create a living archive of the identities of those lost. Widgets
  • Getty Images photographer Scott Olson arrested in Ferguson

    Diana Topan
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:25 pm
    August 19, 2014 /Photography News/ Getty Images photographer Scott Olson was arrested Monday night during protests in Ferguson. In an Instagram video posted by journalist Amy K. Nelson, Olson said he was arrested because police "said the media is required to be in a certain area.""Getty Images staff photographer Scott Olson was arrested this afternoon in Ferguson, Missouri, while on assignment documenting the events there," a statement from Pancho Bernasconi, vice president of news at Getty Images, reads. "We at Getty Images stand firmly behind our colleague Scott Olson and the right to…
  • In photos: Remembering landscape photographer Charles Roscoe Savage

    Diana Topan
    16 Aug 2014 | 1:56 am
    August 16, 2014 /Photography News/ Born 182 years ago today, on 16 August 1832, Charles Roscoe Savage was a British-born landscape and portrait photographer who produced images of the American West. He became one of the foremost 19th century landscape photographers of the western United States, as well as a renowned studio portrait photographer, with his studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. Shortly after his 1848 baptism and membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Savage emigrated to the United States where he initially found work as a photographer in New York…
  • TeraBella Media Presents: 'Wonders of Water Part IV' Photo Contest

    Diana Topan
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    Photo: Rohana MubaddaAugust 12, 2014 /Photography News/ Water is our essential element on this planet. Without it we cannot exist. It is a part of our daily tasks and rituals. We are bathed in water, sometimes baptized and even born in water. Water can define and represent many wonders including peace, tranquility, power and strength. It can also be a destructive and damaging force. TeraBella Media invites you to submit your favored images that best represent the “wonders of water.”Prizes:First Place: $400 (USD) cash prizeSecond Place: $200 (USD) cash prizeThird Place: $100 (USD) cash…
  • In Photos: The 1898 Spanish-American War from the Florida Shore

    Diana Topan
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:53 pm
    August 12, 2014 /Photography News/  In 1898 U.S. attention focused on Florida as the Spanish-American War began on April 25. The port city of Tampa served as the primary staging area for U.S. troops bound for the war in Cuba. The arrival of over 30,000 troops, including Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders cavalry unit, changed Tampa from a small town to a city. Florida, the closest state to the Caribbean and home to a large Cuban immigrant population, became the setting for much of the action in Cuba's fight for independence from Spain. Although the main issue…
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    Black Star Rising

  • What Apple and Samsung Can Teach Photographers About Attracting Loyal Clients

    Kathy DalPra
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Apple wasn’t the first to launch a smart phone, but it was the first to create a clear and distinct divide between the old, clunky Blackberries and the new age of mobile technology. Apple was the first to step up and give people what they really wanted: a rich mobile life. With a super sleek, clean and simple interface and apps that let you turn your iPhone into a gaming device, organizer or mini computer, Apple took the mobile world by storm. And on the heels of it’s iPod success, Apple earned itself an intensely loyal iPhone following. But then Samsung came along with a…
  • A Simple SEO Tweak To Get Better Blog Traffic

    Kathy DalPra
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    When I was contacted by an up-and-coming New York wedding photographer to assist with their SEO strategy, one of the first things I noticed is that she was using her blog as her portfolio. At first glance, there is nothing wrong with this approach. However, the problems began when I saw how she was naming her posts. Each post, or wedding feature, was titled after the couple’s name. This might be a great way for the couple and their guests to find the post if they are searching for it on Google. But seeing as they are already a paying client, that’s not really who we are looking…
  • A Real Story Of How Old Fashioned Marketing Still Works

    Kathy DalPra
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Good old fashioned relationship marketing still works. I love the Internet for growing a business, but it doesn’t eliminate the power of local promotion. For instance, when I was pregnant with my daughter I started seeing a new chiropractor for the sudden back pain my big belly was bringing on. One of the things I loved about her practice was the modern, zen decor that put me at ease and especially the gorgeous lifestyle canvas prints hanging everywhere. One day when I was waiting for an adjustment and staring at the photography, I realized that one of the photos was my chiropractor…
  • Leverage Your Photography Skills to Generate Leads

    Kathy DalPra
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    When I had my bridal and fashion jewelry business, getting press was a big part of my marketing strategy. I really didn’t know much about PR until I dove into it. As my pieces started to get featured more and as I became a writer for some of these publications, one of the things I learned is that established magazines typically have a photographer on call or on staff to shoot their featured articles for each edition. But smaller, newer or local publications don’t always have the budget to hire a photographer, and this could present a hidden opportunity for you. I’m not…
  • In Photography, Inspiration is All Around You

    Ellen Fisch
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:30 am
    Finding photography inspiration without direction is often challenging. If I am not commissioned to photograph subjects for a client, I am often hard pressed to come up with fresh material on a daily basis. For that is what I do: photograph every day. It can be far less demanding to see the Eiffel Tower on a trip to Paris and take some great images, but to work on my own photographs day in and day out in a familiar place requires commitment. What do I shoot? Where does the inspiration come from? It is true that I live near New York City. I am an architectural photographer and the City…
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  • Hyperlapse for the masses – Hyperlapse by Instagram

    Tim Fok
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    Consumers and professionals alike are obsessed with fingertip technology, camera and grip equipment is getting smaller and lighter, and smartphones can do just about anything except cook us dinner (in the literal sense, plenty of culinary apps out there!) Last year we were taken by storm by what seemed to be the next fad after time-lapse photography – Hyperlapse. Now, social media snappers Instagram have released a sister app that stabilizes video from your very own smartphone to create hyperlapses. What is a hyperlapse? Just watch this video below: Filmmaker Luke Shepard bought a…
  • Exclusive – Sony A5100 review and footage

    Johnnie Behiri
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Sony announced the new Sony Alpha 5100 mirrorless camera last week that raised entry-level shooters hopes due to the success of the new Sony A7s. We had a chance to test it in our labs and now we took it into the field for a hands-on review. First I have a little confession to make. This camera review was executed in a very spontaneous way. So while most of the effort went into “rigging” the camera, I left my microphone and external audio recorder behind, so all the sound you hear in this video including the short interviews were recorded internally on the Sony A5100 camera…
  • Finally! Metabones Micro Four Thirds to EF Speedbooster

    Tim Fok
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    Well, after anticipating this product for over a year it’s finally here. The Metabones Micro Four Thirds to EF Speedbooster has arrived, giving GH4 users (and other M4/3 cameras alike) access to all of their Canon EF lenses whilst providing a crop factor the same as super35mm/APS-C. It’s taken Metabones a while to get this one out of the door, and has naturally been one of the most anticipated adaptors. With the hugely successful release of the Panasonic GH4 many users have switched to the smaller sensor format, but still have a strong investment in Canon EF mount lenses. Now,…
  • Arri AMIRA UHD upgrade will soon enable 3840 x 2160 recording

    Sebastian Wöber
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    Arri just announced that their newest cinema camera the AMIRA will soon get an upgrade that will enable internal Ultra High-Definition (UHD) recording to ProRes. Arri has been the only major camera developer who has not implemented any form of 4K in their cameras. That’s why this upgrade that will enable the Arri AMIRA to shoot in the UHD flavour of 4K is a very big step. In our extensive Arri AMIRA camera review I explored and experienced the impressive overall quality of the images the camera produces. We can be certain that the UHD upgrade will even increase the amount of detail…
  • Sigma Now Supports C100 Dual Pixel AF

    Tim Fok
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Sigma has added support for the Canon C100 to their revolutionary 18-35mm lens.  Previously the autofocus system of the C100 struggled with any apertures other than wide open, the update fixes this problem enabling full compatibility with the lens and Canons Dual Pixel AF. The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 is currently the fast zoom lens in production, and much like many of Sigmas Global Vision Line has been warmly accepted by the market due to it’s spec and fantastic image quality. The 18-35mm is not compatible with full frame stills cameras which is perfect for the C100, as super35mm and…
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Kiki + Marcus | Engaged

    15 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
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    16 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
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    8 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
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  • Meghan + Allen | Engaged

    3 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
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  • Drylands: The Deserts Of North America 3

    David Leland Hyde
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    Excerpts From The Text And Photographs of Drylands: The Deserts of North America by Philip Hyde, Part Three Continued from the blog post, “Drylands: The Deserts Of North America 2.” Capitol Reef from Cohab Canyon, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, 1978, by Philip Hyde. Nationally exhibited and first published in “Drylands: The Deserts of North America” by Philip Hyde. A stronger, more majestic photograph than a similar earlier image published in “Slickrock: The Canyon Country of Southeast Utah” with Edward Abbey. Drylands: The Deserts of North America with…
  • North Cascades And Mt Jefferson Historical Travel Log

    David Leland Hyde
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    Conservation Photographer Philip Hyde And Naturalist Ardis Hyde Look Deeply Into Proposed Wilderness And A Possible National Park In The North Cascade Mountains Of Washington And The Oregon Cascades…   Mount Jefferson, Mount Jefferson Wilderness Area, Oregon Cascades, Oregon, copyright 1959 by Philip Hyde. In July 1959, Ardis and Philip Hyde drove their Covered Wagon pickup leisurely through Oregon and Washington past Seattle into the North Cascades Mountain Range… Cascade Pass was closed, but Steven’s Pass proved nearly as direct to Lake Chelan. After arrival at Lake…
  • Art, Earth And Ethics 2

    David Leland Hyde
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    Art, Earth And Ethics, Part Two Climate Change, Big Oil, Politics, Walmart, God, Religion, St. Francis, John Muir And Leave No Trace (Continued From the blog post, “Art, Earth And Ethics 1.”) Recreational development is a job not of building roads into lovely country, but of building receptivity into the still unlovely human mind. – Aldo Leopold Whiz Burgers, San Francisco, California, Custom, copyright 2010 David Leland Hyde. (See the photograph large here in David Leland Hyde Portfolio One Many people today would rather not discuss environmental issues. The environment is a…
  • Dinosaur National Monument 2013, Part Three

    David Leland Hyde
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    Dinosaur National Monument 2013 Part Three: Down To The Green River And Up To Ely Falls (Continued from the blog post, “Dinosaur National Monument 2013, Part Two.”) Upper Jones Hole Near Fish Hatchery, Dinosaur National Monument, Utah, copyright 2013 David Leland Hyde. Into Jones Hole As we ambled down the trail away from the Diamond Mountain Fish Hatchery and into Jones Hole, we began to see signs of what Randy Fullbright and the Park Ranger had been talking about: the recent rock slide. High on the cliff we could see the fresh, unstained light tan undercut where giant sandstone…
  • San Francisco Art Institute Photography History 16

    David Leland Hyde
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:01 am
    Reciprocity Failure Lecture By Ansel Adams Introduction And Philip Hyde Lecture Notes (Continued from the blog post, “San Francisco Art Institute Photography History 15.”) Sunken Car, Sausalito, Marin County, Alcatraz In Distance, San Francisco Bay, California, copyright 1948 by Philip Hyde. Made during photography school. No other known set exists of complete student lecture notes from the first ten years of the California School of Fine Arts, now the San Francisco Art Institute. During the “Golden Decade,” directly after World War II, while Minor White was lead instructor,…
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    The Traveling Tripod

  • Discover New Parallax Scrolling with Adobe Muse CC

    Doug Bardwell
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Terry White, Adobe worldwide evangelist, shows how Adobe Muse CC lets you create stunning effects with just a few clicks. Make images and elements move in di... For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog:
  • Font menu enhancements in Adobe InDesign CC

    Doug Bardwell
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:57 am
    See how you can find the perfect font fast in InDesign CC. Search by family or style, save your favorites, and see live font previews in your layout. For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog:
  • Sonia Shi & Wayne Ning - Myagent - Real Estate Video & Photography

    Doug Bardwell
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:56 am
    Barfoot & Thompson. For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog:
  • Sync Settings in Creative Cloud with Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC

    Doug Bardwell
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:46 pm
    In this brief video, Principal Worldwide Evangelist Jason Levine showcases the Sync Settings feature in After Effects CC and Adobe Premiere Pro CC, enabling ... For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog:
  • Wedding Photography Beverly & Don @ The Flying Bridge

    Doug Bardwell
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    I recently photographed the Wedding of Bev & Donnie at the Cotuit Federated Church, Loop Beach and The Flying Bridge in Falmouth. I hope you enjoy this 3 1/2 minute montage. Music by Michael Oakland. For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog:
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    sesame ellis . daily life photo blogging by rachel devine » Blog

  • Today is a great day to have a G’Day Mate!

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:16 pm
    This evening I become Australian. Officially. I am excited and proud. Of course, it is also just any other day in the life around here. One where Clover stayed home sick so I had to take her on my errands. Since it is a special day and I have to return my beloved Olympus OM-D E-M10 this weekend, I decided to do a bit of a mini photo documentary.*  I hope to be able to capture the story of my citizenship ceremony tonight. I don’t know what to expect! All I know is that it is a very good day to become Australian. *These are all black and white because I wanted to get back in the…
  • Father’s Day is here again, Australia and this year I am prepared!

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Brought to you by Officeworks I’ve always thought it was not fair that Father’s Day in America and Father’s Day in Australia are on two different dates while Mother’s Day is the same in both countries effectively giving Alec two days where we celebrate him as a parent and one for me. I blame the confusion around the date for why I tend to forget every year or maybe it is my subconscious being all passive aggressive. Either way, suddenly Father’s Day is rolling around again in Australia and I will be headed out of town this year, so I need to secure something quick for the guy who,…
  • Cracked.

    17 Aug 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Today I let the stress of behind the scenes adulthood break through the cracks of my mother facade. Keeping it all together for the kids crumbled when Kieran did not come back to his line up at the bell to start school. I always give them the option to play with friends out of sight, but on school grounds if we are early, under one condition…they must return when the music sounds as a warning that the bell is about to ring. They can’t wait for the bell because it is not respectful to the teachers and they always follow that rule with no problems. Until today. A day when my heart…
  • The first of the boys with kind swoopy eyes.

    15 Aug 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Tomorrow my cousin has to say his final goodbye to his twenty six year old son, Thomas.  I used to babysit for Thomas during the hot summer days when I was home in Virginia from my California university. He was a sweet little boy with a ready smile and beautiful swoopy eyes, the kind I would one day many years later recognise on my own son. Growing up next door to my father’s only brother and his family, I was the youngest of the nine kids between the two houses. Thankgivings and Christmas times were epic gatherings filled with laughter, love and lots of noise. They were built in…
  • A shopping expedition to bring a little girl into her own…

    8 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    The changes started slowly with the request to hang drawings on the wall. That led all too quickly to carefully placed posters of The Hunger Games stars. Then a few weeks ago, I was presented with her dream plans for how she would like her room to look. Hand drawn and certainly not to scale, they featured a loft bed.  Funny thing is, she did not have a loft bed. Since she grew out of her crib, Gemma has been sleeping in the custom wrought iron queen size bed that was made for me on my thirteenth birthday. It was just the bed we had in her room in Los Angeles as that was also the guest…
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • Experimenting with Creative Double Exposures

    Chris Corradino
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:13 am
    These are in-camera double exposures created with the OMD-EM-10. For the first image I set the shutter speed to 1/6th of a second and rotated the camera while pointed at the trees. The flowers were then photographed at 1/125 to keep them sharp. The camera puts the two scenes together rather quickly. Of course with a technique like this, there will be a few misses. Nevertheless, the results can be quite interesting when you get it just right. This Brooklyn Bridge shot was a bit of an accident with the first frame being a long 30 second exposure. Frame 2 was equally as long, but after bumping…
  • Brooklyn Bridge at Dusk, August 2014

    Chris Corradino
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:13 am
    If you were wondering about the image quality of a mirrorless camera, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Not only is it easy to carry and shoot with, but the results are stunning. This is a 25 second exposure at f11 and ISO 200 captured with the Olympus OM-D EM-10. It was mounted on a gorilla-pod as the colors of dusk swept over the city. My lens choice was the Olympus 17mm f2.8 pancake.
  • New Tutorial: 4 Directions of Light Every Photographer Should Know

    Chris Corradino
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    The direction of natural light can dramatically alter the way an entire scene is represented. A resourceful photographer will use this to their advantage. It's not overly technical and requires no additional gear. The key is your ability to recognize the four basic types of light. Front, 45 degree, 90 degree, and backlight. Let's take a look at the characteristics of each.  
  • Thanks for a Great Workshop!

    Chris Corradino
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    I would like to thank everyone who came to Brooklyn last night for an awesome photo workshop. The threat of stormy weather actually worked to our advantage with less crowds to contend with, and a stellar sky! We worked on everything from high ISO work, to graduated ND filters, live view, super long exposures, creative composition, and more. Thanks to Sue for capturing these shots of the group at work. 
  • August in NY, Street Scenes

    Chris Corradino
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:51 am
    These are street scenes captured over the last three days with the Olympus OMD EM-10. Thus far, it has been a fun camera to shoot with, offering full manual control and unlimited creative potential. The small size and tilting screen also allow me to blend into my surroundings and capture the unposed side of life. Panning at 1/25th. Unlike a DSLR, you actually see your captured image in the viewfinder for a split second.  Early in the day, I've been shooting around ISO 1000 with good results.  Reflections in a Macy's Window. The Empire State Building in a puddle of dirty water. …
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    Brian Matiash Photography

  • Treating your profile photo as part of your brand

    Brian Matiash
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    While it may sound vain, I’ve always felt that your profile photo is just as important as your logo when it comes to representing your personal brand. In all the years that I’ve been a photographer with a website and a social media presence, I’ve only had four profile photos including this one. To that end, I’ve also only had four main logos to graphically represent my personal brand.I totally get the idea that some users have where they leverage frequent profile photo changes to convey their own brand – maybe it’s quirky or frenetic – and it works…
  • The Path of Least Resistance, Groupings III

    Brian Matiash
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    Yesterday, I had the pleasure of returning back to Little ZigZag Falls, near the town of Rhododendron, with Nicole, Karen Hutton, and her husband, Joe Dolister. In addition to spending some time capturing the serene beauty of this area, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Karen for an upcoming episode of her web-series, The Chat with Karen Hutton. When we were done with the interview, I immediately began hunting for new additions to my long-term study titled, The Path of Least Resistance. More than anything else, focusing on building out this study has done more for me in terms of…
  • Create For Yourself

    Brian Matiash
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    I know that this piece of advice has been shared many times before by me and by many other helpful people, but it warrants sharing again. Simply, create for yourself. Create whatever and however you want to create, on your terms. Share your creations with the world not for the paper-thin and fleeting affirmation of others, not for that ridiculous +1 or Like, but because, intrinsically, that is what you owe to yourself when you create. You will have your fans and detractors simply by virtue of creating something for yourself that you have shared. Expect and appreciate both for what they are…
  • Nature Juxtaposed

    Brian Matiash
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:08 pm
    I remember beelining it to this tree the second I laid eyes on it upon first entering this area of White Pocket in the Vermilion Cliffs. Imagine being surrounded by miles of this undulating brain rock and off in the distance is a beautiful, solitary tree just sprouting up. I mean, how does this even happen? It just seemed so perfectly out of place and I couldn’t have been happier about it. Nature really is amazing.I ended up using a Metabones adapter to connect my Canon 70-200 telephoto lens onto my Sony A7  to maximize compression between the layers thru the image. The rock feet…
  • Brian’s Photo Tip: Finding Creative Compositions

    Brian Matiash
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:42 pm
    I know it probably sounds obvious but it certainly warrants making a post about the importance of finding a creative composition whenever you’ve got a camera in your hands. Of course, if you’re simply looking to take a photograph of a receipt or the storefront of a nearby restaurant for recall purposes, you could probably get away with ignoring the creative component of the composition. However, if your goal is to express yourself to others with your photography, there are few better ways to do so than by conveying it in a way that makes the viewer do a double take and actually…
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • We Will Never Forget

    Lily Hydrangea
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Stunned with an upswell of emotion I stood in awe of this deeply moving memorial. I tried to reflect on the enormity of exactly what had happened here 13 years ago. Ian and I arrived in lower Manhattan Sunday morning and noticed groups of people making their way to the Freedom tower and much like Pilgrims, we followed. The feeling in the air was palpable, in one way or another most of those present have lived through the events of 9/11 together.We will never forget.
  • Astro Turf and Installation Art at The MET

    Lily Hydrangea
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    Open until November 2, 2014 the MET's Roof Garden Commission is not to be missed. For more MET information, follow this link. For other glorious roof garden photos, please go here, here, & here.
  • Farmingdale's Very Own Secret Garden

    Lily Hydrangea
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    I've been here before and you may find out more about this garden by following this link. And yes, the colors in this garden really are this bright!
  • The American Oystercatcher and Black Beach Sand

    Lily Hydrangea
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
     I came across this guy while walking at Robert Moses beach. He was the only American Oystercatcher standing quite still amongst a flock of very busy Seagulls. I'm sorry I can't say where the black sand beach pictured below is. The colors in each of these photos compliment each other so nicely it just seemed natural to post them together.
  • I Think It Might Be Time To Find a Nice Blackberry Jam Recipe...

    Lily Hydrangea
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    I am certain these wild blackberries have been growing in our backyard for longer than the fourteen years we've been here, but for some reason they have never been this plump. I'm thinking it might be due to the added sun we have been getting in that particular patch of garden since the giant Evergreen lost most of its needles (Sandy). Whatever the case may be, I think it might be time to start cooking up some jam!
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  • 無料出会い系サイトのアプローチ方法をご紹介 (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    あなたも彼に提案してみたらどうでしょうか。いい出会いが訪れる事を願います? りさちゃんがさくぱんくん好きだから出会ったんですもん私達?!出会いって不思議!感謝です??
  • 難しくない!?無料出会い系サイトの使い方 (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    どうしてあなたたちは・・・・・・ w分140523_0100-京都放送-ご注文はうさぎですか?「CallMeSister.」この春から高校に通うべく新しい街にやってきたココア。虚しさだけが残った 三成『……たくさんの同志と知り合い、 アナタと出会う前の傷が、本人も結婚隠して口説いたらしいから擁護できないけれど、…
  • 「無料」以外の魅力も豊富な無料出会い系サイト (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    気遣って欲しい時…などに返事をもらえないと凹みます。 谷口さんたちと過ごした夢のような2日間。○○ちゃんの彼氏きもい」 マックで「店内でお召し上がりですか?」との問いに、40歳にしては野心に、 断ったら私をサクラ扱いする男の人とかは、「大丈夫?暖かくするんだよ?もし何かあったら呼んでくれても構わないからね?」友達として「ギリギリ」のラインの物言いだったと思います。やもえず離婚することもあるでしょう。…
  • 理想の形!?無料出会い系サイト (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
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  • Quick Quotes: Charlie Waite

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:53 am
    “A landscape image cuts across all political and national boundaries, it transcends the constraints of language and culture” Charlie Wait A great landscape image needs no explanation.  At least not a verbal one. That is one of the things I love most about nature and landscape photograph.
  • Old Truck

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    Old cars and trucks are very much a part of the Palouse.  I photographed this one in an old car and truck ‘graveyard’.
  • Palouse Patchwork

    16 Aug 2014 | 2:04 am
    Back to my recent trip to the Palouse…… Photographing in the Palouse was pure joy because there was a photo to be made almost anywhere you looked and in almost any light.  Because there were different crops being grown side by side, and because the different crops had different shades of green and different rates of growth, the landscape was just a patchwork of color that took on an abstract feel. I have always enjoyed photos where a small detail is important or helps to define the image. In this image I feel that the tree, even though it is quite small in the photograph, plays…
  • The Snake House, Amsterdam

    11 Aug 2014 | 1:42 am
    A few days ago I posted an image of a door with urban art from my trip to Amsterdam. But the truth is that the entire building, of which the door was only a small part, was a work of art.  Based on the sign however, it seems like the Snake House is in danger!  You can visit the website on the sign to find out more (though it really doesn’t tell you why people want it removed, only that they want to save it).
  • Amsterdam Urban Art

    7 Aug 2014 | 2:27 am
    There was a street that we walked down on our recent vacation in Amsterdam that had amazing and varied ‘urban art’ along it.  I couldn’t help but take a few photos!
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    ViewBug Blog

  • Rooftops Photo Contest Winners

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:21 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their rooftop photos in the photo competition, there were some amazing and creative shots. A big thank you to guest judges Wendy and Tyler. A few years ago they sold their belongings and gave up our former professions to take photos of families while traveling the world. Their journeys have been overwhelmingly rewarding, despite having their camping gear stolen in Costa Rica and accusations of drug trafficking in New Zealand. They bring their two kids along with them, and their homeschooling includes visiting sites, trying ethnic foods (Japan…
  • HDRSoft Photo Contest Finalists

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their entries in the photo contest. A big thank you to HDRsoft for their collaboration with the awesome prizes. Photomatix Pro merges photographs taken at varying exposure levels into a single HDR image that reveals both highlight and shadow details, with options for automatically aligning hand-held photographs, removing ghosts, and reducing noise and chromatic aberrations. Merged images can then be adjusted by a range of options and settings to get the look that users want. The program also includes a plugin for Adobe Lightroom. A big thank you…
  • Big Wild Cats Photo Contest Finalists!

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:05 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their their photos of these majestic creatures in the Big Wild Cats Photo Contest! Unfortunately, most of these species are in danger of extinction and images help the world remember that there was a time when these animals ruled the world. Be sure to browse the magnificent submissions and a big congratulations to the following finalists. A special thanks to all the photographers that helped us find the people’s choice and to friend & professional photographer Maria Hald for her collaboration as a guest judge! “Watch out…
  • Golden Hour Photo Contest Winners

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing the Golden Hour in this photo contest. The golden hour is described as the time of the day before sunrise or after sunset when the sun light creates a golden colored effect in the horizon. Be sure to browse the gallery within this contest to view a vast number of extraordinary examples of the golden hour captured through the view finder. A special thanks to our friends at Tamron for making this photo contest possible. Tamron is the professionals choice when it comes down to the best camera lenses. We appreciate all the…
  • Tree Trunks Photo Contest Finalists

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their beautiful photos showing tree trunks. A big thank you to WoodSnap for their collaboration and for providing the awesome prizes for the winners. Another big thank you to the WoodSnap founders for helping us judge this contest. In October of 2010, Ricky Anderson approached Mike Lastrina with the idea of utilizing our combined printing skills and create a company that produced custom wood wall art. We wanted to create a new medium to capture a person’s most cherished memories, as well as form a company where people genuinely love what…
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*

  • How to Use Direction and Quality of Light to Enhance Your Food Photos

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    Today we have Taylor Mathis from photographing FOOD series to show us how to use light direction correctly and enhance your food photos. Taylor is a food photographer from Charlotte, NC and will show you the concepts with simple subjects. Take it away Taylor. I’m going to show you how lighting direction and lighting quality can have a great impact on the look of your image. To keep the emphasis on the differences in lighting setups, I’m using honey and greek yogurt as my props. For this shot, I want to keep it simple. Just the honey, a glass jar, and a wooden honey dipper. The…
  • Announcing… 30 Days to Better Food Photos – 2014 Edition

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    We are ready… with the 2014 edition of 30 Days to Better Food Photos. Are you up for the challenge? The 2014 Edition of 30 Days to Better Food Photos Starting Monday August 4th, for next 30 days, participants will receive one lesson everyday and an assignment. This course will teach you: How to Compose a Food Photo To Attract Audience Attention even if you know nothing about food photography How to Create Your Food Story in Your Photograph from scratch How to Use Props to Achieve What you Want even if you don’t know what props to use How to Prepare for a Food Photo Shoot even…

    30 Jun 2014 | 5:21 am
    DMBLGiT becomes part of LFP We have a great news and we are excited! Here’s the summary… DMBLGiT is becoming part of LFP. LFP will begin administering and managing this event soon. The format of the contest will remain same to begin with and we will reach out to experienced organizers for their feedback on improving it. Lot more to come. Now here are the details. What is DMBLGiT If you haven’t heard about DMBLGiT, here’s is a short summary. DMBLGiT, perhaps the longest running food photography contest, was started by Andrew Barrow of SpittoonExtra in 2005. That’s…
  • How To Photograph Rustic Cake

    18 Jun 2014 | 5:22 am
    Take a look at this photo. What do you feel when you look at this photo? This photo does not have many props. This simple and minimalist photo still evokes emotions. Don’t you think? Using rustic props and distraction free background, Kristin has created a photo with amazing impact. In today’s post, Kristin Rosenau shares with us how she shot this photo, what decisions she took and how all of these elements were selected to tell the story.  About  the Photographer I first got into baking four years ago. After graduating university with a degree in physics, I needed a creative…
  • 5 Senses of Food Photography, Workshop Videos and Wrap Up

    16 Jun 2014 | 4:57 am
    Did you attend this three day food photography workshop organized by CreativeLive? Diane and Todd shared amazing number of insights in this workshop. We learned everything from styling boring food like chilli/curry to photographing in restaurant. They shared with us how to use light for better food photos. In this post, we share some lessons we learned from this workshop. 5 Senses of Food Photography That You Should Capture Diane and Todd talked about 5 senses of food photography. Each time you take a food photograph capturing these senses in your food photograph will create more impact in…
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    Jake Garn Photography

  • When a shoot turns magic

    Jake Garn
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:46 pm
    There is a small turn off of Highway 89 in Fruit Heights, it doesn’t lead to anything but a non-descript meadow with patches of trees. I parked my car on […]
  • Wonderland with Kelli

    Jake Garn
    28 May 2014 | 12:20 pm
    There is a spot in northern Utah that my friend and sometimes assistant Chelsey Ott discovered near her home. A small trail off the road and into some trees reveals an expansive opening of all sorts of amazing places and things to shoot.
  • Synchronicity

    Jake Garn
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:23 pm
    “Synchronicities are expressions of the dreamlike nature of reality.” I’m learning that the world is not what I here-to-fore believed.  There are clues that have led me to this new […]
  • The Rebirth

    Jake Garn
    12 Mar 2014 | 9:12 pm
      I believe that the world is a miraculous place filled with beautiful people, inspiring ideas and overflowing with love. I also see a myriad of symptoms in this world […]
  • Cherry blossoms and Daylight

    Jake Garn
    1 May 2013 | 11:53 am
    It's been awhile since I've had the opportunity to shoot Sarah, this time we drove up north to find what something worth shooting. I think it was a success.
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    Jim Brandenburg

  • Pic of the Week: Hummingbird Dance

    Brandenburg Gallery
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    "How delicate, the world's tiniest bird that can flash its bright colors, as well as hide them if needed. The bright radiant color on humming birds comes from iridescent coloring like on a soap bubble or prism. There it is, holding its body perfectly still while wings are beating 70–200 times per second. They are the only birds that can fly both forward and backwards, hover in mid-air, fly sideways and even upside down. This lovely image is captured with a ghostly reflective background."~ MilliRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg Gallery Pic of the Week (August 22, 2014): NW815 Hummingbird DancePic…
  • Pic of the Week: Saturday Night in Ely

    Jayne H
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    "Having grown up in Ely, I have fond memories of our theater. I love the angle of this shot, the lighting, and the beautiful irony."~ JayneRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg Gallery Pic of the Week (August 15, 2014): NW515 Saturday Night in ElyPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special Pricing Purchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week it is featured (August 15-21)! Contact…
  • Pic of the Week: Wolf Pup on Log

    Jayne H
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    "Can you even imagine coming upon this inquisitive pup, following his nose down this cedar log? Huge feet, new smells, a great, big, curious world."~ MarciaRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg Gallery Pic of the Week (August 8, 2014): BW141 Wolf Pup on LogPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special Pricing Purchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week it is featured (August…
  • 2015 Wolf Ridge Calendars

    Jayne H
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:24 am
    The 2015 Wolf Ridge Calendars are now available at the Brandenburg Gallery! This beautiful 12 month calendar features classic Jim Brandenburg- stunning images for all seasons.  Contact the Brandenburg Gallery in Ely (877) 493.8017 or purchase below! $18.95 (plus shipping/tax)
  • Pic of the Week: Aurora Borealis, Lake Superior

    Jayne H
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    "Aurora Borealis is one of the most spectacular natural displays of color- this is a spectacular aurora display shown from one of my favorite spots on the north shore of Lake Superior."~ AlexRavenwood StudiosPic of the Week (August 1, 2014): NW814 Aurora Borealis- Lake SuperiorPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special Pricing Purchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week…
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    Tamron Blog: Angle of View

  • Sunday Drive - The Elk

    Jeff Allen
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
     by Jeff Allen Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most incredible drives in the contiguous 48 states. The road rises to 12,134 feet elevation and over 11 miles of the highway is above treeline. Whether your camera is pointed toward the twin peaks of Long’s Peak and Mount Meeker, the alpine flowers or the pikas, bighorn sheep and elk, the photographic possibilities are endless and inspiring. Grazing Cows Tamron 150-600 VC at 600mm (Hand held!) ISO:400, Shutter speed: 1/125 sec, Aperture: f7.1  After we finished shooting wildflowers above Hidden Valley, we…
  • Sunday Drive - The Flowers

    Jeff Allen
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    By Jeff Allen Between my visits to photo specialty stores, events around the country, and the Tamron Tailgate Tour, I am fortunate to have seen and photographed a lot of beautiful and fascinating places around the country. However, one of my absolute favorite places happens to be in my own “backyard” – Rocky Mountain National Park just above Estes Park, Colorado. Fly On Fleabane Tamron 16-300 VC PZD at 300mm at lens min focus distance of 15.3" from the sensor, providing a macro magnification of 1:2.9 ISO: 200, Shutter speed: 1/125 sec, Aperture: f9 So with a few days off the road,…
  • Spring Has Arrived

    Ed Heaton
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    By Ed Heaton As spring has finally arrived here in Eastern Pennsylvania I’m excited and feel renewed about shooting the beautiful spring growth. Although she’s running a little late this year (spring that is), the trees are coming to life and the flowers are sprouting up saying look at me! This is a busy time of year for me capturing spring greens and fresh colors along with teaching spring workshops. Life is good!!! I thought I would share a few tips for making the most of your spring photography: Isolate - Make your subject clear. If you are photographing a group of flowers, isolate…
  • Photographing Spring Rivers and Waterfalls

    David Akoubian
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    By David Akoubian Each winter I count the months and days until I will be able to return to the rivers and shoot with some green around the water. I enjoy shooting flowing rivers any time but my favorite is when the trees have that “electric” green look. Shooting rivers is the perfect exercise in technique and composition. Using the natural curves of a river can lead the viewer through your frame. Here are a few tips to help you get that perfect river or waterfall image. Contrast can be an image maker or breaker. The best time to shoot flowing water is on a low contrast day whether it is…
  • Stay Positive – Winter’s Almost Over

    18 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Jillian Bell We talk about the weather often here in MinneSNOWda. Here in Minneapolis, 2013-2014 proved to be the 5th coldest winter in state history. With record breaking snowfalls in all parts of the country, I'm glad to say "it's almost over". All over my city, people are active outside all year round. To help curb our cabin fever, St Paul hosts the Annual Winter Carnival to celebrate the changing of seasons. You'll find common activities like pond hockey tournaments, Loppet and cross country ski racing as well as some oddities like a fat-tire bicycle obstacle…
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    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog

  • Photographing Wildflowers in my Garden

    Dan Bailey
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:37 am
    I like to joke that I’m part hobbit, because in addition to the often unplanned adventures that I find myself on, I also have a special fondness for things close to home like music, laughter, good food, beer and cheer, and … Continue reading →
  • Full Review of the Fuji XF 18-135mm Weather Sealed Lens

    Dan Bailey
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    A few weeks ago, I posted a first look review of the new XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS WR lens, which is Fujifilm’s first weather resistant lens. Although it can be used on any X-Series camera body, the 18-135 was designed in conjunction with the … Continue reading →
  • Save 15% On all Ian Plant eBooks and Videos

    Dan Bailey
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    Landscape photographer extraordinaire and Outdoor Photographer contributor Ian Plant has just created a brand new online store for all of his eBooks and video tutorials. To celebrate, he’s offering a 15% off sale on everything through the end of August. … Continue reading →
  • New Photo: Sunset Over the Cook Inlet, Alaska

    Dan Bailey
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    I shot this photo the other night during one of my Sunset Photo Safari workshops with Alaska Photo Treks. We’d been searching for good light throughout the evening, and with predominately overcast skies, the majority of our time was spent shooting … Continue reading →
  • Comparing the Fuji X Cameras. Which one is Right For You?

    Dan Bailey
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    In just a few short years, Fujifilm has built an impressive camera system from the ground up. Starting with the introduction of the X100, which they launched in September 2010, they’ve since expanded their lineup to include a number of highly advanced interchangeable and fixed … Continue reading →
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    burn magazine

  • boris eldagsen – the poems

    burn magazine
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:23 pm
    This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls Boris Eldagsen The Poems play this essay   Boris Eldagsen’s photographs explore the limits of what can be depicted. The ‘POEMS’ utilise the external reality, to paint the inner reality, that of the unconscious, archetypical and unspoken. Without excessive materials or digital effects, Eldagsen combines street with staged photography and recreates spectacular and dreamlike images. The photographic mediums…
  • imants krumins – stories you will never know allocated randomly

    burn magazine
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:20 pm
    This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls ESSAY CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT Imants Krumins Stories You Will Never Know Allocated Randomly play this essay   …………………….vastness treads so still as my eyes gaze the sun keen green are the fields of rain sick with agony and the smile the bird hums the same tune day in day without once again Ahh …………..if only the scent of the forgotten milk boiled on my mind sweet with the success we…
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    burn magazine
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
                        Photo for BurnDiary by Diana Markosian, 2013 EPF Winner   This is week is number 52 for BurnDiary. Our anniversary. One year of weekly diary posts by 52 photographers from a multitude of countries within all five continents.. So many different approaches to daily life that after looking backwards is kind of impossible to imagine all in one place… But they are, here in BurnDiary; city life, love stories, landscapes and social issues and mainly many pictures about the record of a moment. I write now not for the past but to announce that this diary will…
  • Lifesaving Station, 1966

    burn magazine
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:02 pm
    I shot this old Lifesaving Station on the beach in the Outer Banks in 1966. While a senior in college. See next Instagram for the full story.
  • She is a dreamer.

    burn magazine
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    She is a dreamer, she has an incredibly beautiful mind, and she is very special to me. May I introduce, Fabiana. @emillyders
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    My Oregon Photography

  • Old Cars Don't Just Don't Die Some Last Forever

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    If you are into cool old cars take a look at these! There are some real beauties here.Folks have taken the time to rebuild some of the finest automobiles that will ever be...far cry from where we are today where every car practically looks the same.Hey! There are even a couple of sports cars here...1954 Jaquar and a 1935 Auburn.You can purchase photos of any of these automobiles in a variety of form from my Redbubble Photography Portfolio (Link)For sale as T-Shirts, Stickers, iPhone Cases, Samsung Galaxy Cases, Throw Pillows, Tote Bags, Photographic Prints, Art Prints, Framed Prints, Canvas…
  • Some Pictures Of Cool Flowers

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    These are some old shots of flowers from when I lived in Oregon City. I particularly love Begonias, well Iris, Glads, Dahlias and Roses, too!Flower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower Pictures  Flower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower PicturesIf you like what you see on my blog, please help support it by going to my Red Bubble Photography site to check out my photography. It can be purchased in many different forms: a variety of prints, note cards, posters, T-Shirts, Stickers, iPhone Cases, Throw Pillows, Tote Bags...on any budget level (See Below!) All…
  • Otter Crest Loop

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    Sort of an out of the way drive on the Central Oregon Coast is the Otter Crest Loop. If you are coming from the north it starts out a tad after leaving Depoe Bay...look for the sign. Coming from the south, after leaving Newport, and past Beverly Beach look for a sign off to your left.It all leads to a very scenic lookout spot where you can see for miles. Actually, much of it is a State Park. Besides the view, there is the "Flying Dutchman Winery"...the only winery of its kind on the coast.Also, there is a Mo's restaurant know for its famous seafood. The view is spectacular. The following…
  • Beach House Pictures

    12 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    More photos of cool beach houses on the Central Oregon Coast...and, some flowers. The following places are located on the Central Oregon Coast, north of Lincoln City.I photographed many of these beach houses in a single day and are spread out in three different posts with this being the last post in the series. If you missed them here they are: The Cottages Of Neskowin Oregon and Small Cottages On The Oregon Coast.Please enjoy!Beach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach…
  • Small Cottages On The Oregon Coast

    9 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    More pics of small cottages (cabins) on the Oregon Coast.  Like the previous post dated August 7, 2014...I am featuring the unusual and colorful cottages of Neskowin.I may be wrong, but pound for pound, some of the coolest cottages anywhere on the Oregon Coast. And, did I mention some of the neatest flower gardens going?Many of the cottages have the same features and era...built maybe in the 30's, have cedar shake siding or T111, are not painted except for doors, shutters and window trim.Some are completely painted. Most have been remodeled and most are in very good repair.OK! Not…
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    ezprints Blog

  • Which Three Lenses do You Need for Photography?

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Which Three Lenses do You Need for Photography? is a post from: ezprints Blog Two things occurred to me When I read Phillip VanNostrand’s article The Only Three Lenses You Need for Travel Photography. One, is that his choice of lenses would not be my choice. Two, is that you cannot recommend three lenses for every photographer to use, as everybody’s requirements are different. Imagine if you went to […] The post Which Three Lenses do You Need for Photography? by Andrew S. Gibson appeared first on Digital Photography School. click below to read the full original post by the…
  • Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 is a post from: ezprints Blog The Pentax K-S1 is a unique-looking DSLR, with pulsing LED lights on the front and a backlit mode dial on the back. There’s more to the K-S1 than just its looks, including a new sensor, image processor, and even a new font in the menus. As always, all of the features one would expect to see on a Pentax DSLR are here too. Learn more in our slideshow. click below to read the full original post by the authorArticles: Digital Photography Review (
  • Pentax K-S1

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Pentax K-S1 is a post from: ezprints Blog The Pentax K-S1 is a new camera that bucks the trend of conventional digital SLR camera design. Read more and comment » click below to read the full original post by the authorPhotography Blog – News
  • Get Award Winning Portrait Professional 12 With An Extra 10% Discount

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Get Award Winning Portrait Professional 12 With An Extra 10% Discount is a post from: ezprints Blog ePHOTOzine readers can currently get an extra 10% discount on Portrait Professional 12 software. click below to read the full original post by the authorePHOTOzine–off-portrait-professional-12—hurry–25903
  • Orange County Wedding : Jenna+Jim

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Orange County Wedding : Jenna+Jim is a post from: ezprints Blog It was late, they were hungry, and the guys needed a ride home after a concert they attended. Frustratedly, his brother asked who’d pick them up at such a god-forsaken hour, and Jim replied, I think Jenna might… When Jenna showed up, she drove them to Del Taco for late-night snacks, and laughed while the guys had a taco-eating contest in her back seat. It was in that moment when Jim’s friends realized he found someone who not only loved him (and his questionable taste in music), but who’d do anything to…
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    Quotidian Photography by Jessica

  • Father Felix - San Francisco Portrait Photographer

    Jessica Mironov
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    A few photographs from a portrait session a few weeks ago. I'm trying to be better about blogging my sessions - I have so many that I haven't shared here. I'm going to try to get caught up in the next couple of months!Thanks Felix, it was great meeting you!*Want to see more portraits or schedule your portrait session? Visit my website at*
  • Happy Caturday - Non Orange Cat Edition

    Jessica Mironov
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Since I figure you probably had your fill of orange cats last week, this week is all about cats that are not even a little bit orange. But they are cute, fluffy, and a little mischievous. Enjoy.Find more adoptable cats, kittens, dogs, and other small animals at Animal Care and Control San Francisco.*Want to see more cute and furry critters, or schedule a pet portrait session? Visit my website at*
  • Film Friday - Montreal, Part 1

    Jessica Mironov
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:43 pm
    One of the things I always forget to take into account when considering film is how much time it really takes me to scan it all. So even though I've been back from Montreal for two weeks now, I've only managed to scan one roll from the trip.So there will definitely be another blog post next week, that's what I'm saying. These are a few photos from the old port, a really lovely part of the city. While we were there the weather was just perfect - 75 to 80 degrees and balmy the whole time. It was lovely.Next week, part two!*Interested in a film or digital portrait session? Please contact…
  • Will and Angie - Stern Grove Wedding Photography

    Jessica Mironov
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:03 pm
    It was that most impossible to predict of things: a sunny San Francisco summer day. Will and Angie had resigned themselves to whatever kind of weather they might get: fog, clouds, drizzle, they didn't care. The important thing was to have an amazing day.And have an amazing day they did, but with a special guest, the sun! It was a gorgeous warm day that turned into a lovely balmy evening in Stern Grove. And Will and Angie got married under redwoods among family and good friends.One of my favorite things about Will and Angie was their laid-back attitude before the wedding and during it.
  • Happy Caturday! - Orange Cat Edition

    Jessica Mironov
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Find more adoptable cats, kittens, dogs, and other small animals at Animal Care and Control San Francisco.*Want to see more cute and furry critters, or schedule a pet portrait session? Visit my website at*
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    Faded + Blurred

  • On Taking Pictures #122: Disrupting the Familiar

    Jeffery Saddoris
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:46 pm
    If this week’s show has a theme, it’s change. Try as you might, you can’t avoid it forever and even if you could, sometimes it’s exactly what you need. We also discuss censorship and intent in a couple recent news articles. David Bailey is our Photographer of the week.   Show Home on   Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast RSS Feed Show Notes This week’s assignment on the On Taking Pictures Google+ Community: #streetart People Called These Photos Of An Artist’s Daughter ‘Pornographic.’ And…
  • We Never Met: An Experimental Narrative [Q&A]

    Jeffery Saddoris
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    Storytelling has become sort of the new buzzword in photography – and roller coaster design, apparently. After all, if every picture tells a story, you can’t possibly just have a great picture without a great story, right? Regardless of where you come down (and for the record, I don’t agree), London-based creative team Alex + Hugo want to change the way you experience street photography. Alex Mendes and his creative partner, copywriter Hugo Catraio, have been collaborating on an ongoing street photography and storytelling experiment on Instagram called We Never Met.
  • Five For Friday #123

    Nicole Rae
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts Typical family portraits are images of the families we want to be, not the families we actually are. They show a sliver of a moment where everyone is dressed perfectly, smiling, and happy to be together. I think that is why I love these portraits called Moments by Charlotta María Hauksdóttir. The composited images show the everyday messiness of what real life is. There are clothes strewn about and children playing; everyone is busy and yet, through all of them,…
  • Wired: Intricate Portraits By Charis Tsevis

    Jeffery Saddoris
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    I’ve been putting my own computers together since I was in college and over the course of several decades of building and upgrading, have accumulated a massive cache of spare parts – most of which are cables of one form or another. I have boxes filled with literally hundreds of cables – massive tangled clumps of copper and plastic that are just about as easy to sort through as those old strands of Christmas lights in your attic or garage. Athens-based illustrator Charis Tsevis has come up with a much better solution than my “stuff them all in a box”…
  • Touching Stories Of Teddy Bears

    Jeffery Saddoris
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:11 pm
    I was never what you would call short on toys growing up. My parents – especially my mom – rarely missed an opportunity to keep me well-stocked with Hot Wheels, Lego, slot cars and, in 1977, Star Wars toys. I had several favorite toys over the years, but only one of this myriad of playthings is still with me – and sadly no, it’s not the early 70s GI Joe with Kung Fu grip and “lifelike” hair. The toy that I’m referring to is a teddy bear – of sorts – but not a typical teddy bear. Instead of a small stuffed animal that sits on a pillow or a…
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    Photography Life

  • Shooting with a 35mm Prime on APS-C

    Alpha Whiskey
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    So, my poor little 35mm lens was looking a little despondent after I had finished extolling the virtues of my 50mm. The 35mm just sat on the shelf looking at me, forlorn and with a glint of sorrow in its glass. Had I forgotten how much I liked using it? Did I not have dozens of favourite images from around the world taken with it? Indeed I did, and thus I took it upon myself to ensure due credit was given to this gem. Well, that plus another request from a reader to talk about using it.Most of the images I have taken with it have been on APS-C sized sensors, which give an equivalent field of…
  • Nikon Group-Area AF Mode

    Nasim Mansurov
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:47 pm
    The latest Nikon DSLRs like D810 (see our detailed review) and D4S came with the a new “Group-area Autofocus” mode. When compared to the regular Single-Point AF Mode, Group-area AF activates five focus points to track subjects. This focus mode is great for initial focus acquisition and tracking of subjects when compared to a Single-Point or Dynamic AF, especially when dealing with smaller birds that fly erratically and can be really hard to focus on and track. In such situations, the Group-area AF mode might give better results than Dynamic AF, showing better accuracy and…
  • How I Stepped in Front of the Line to Get my Tamron 150-600mm

    John Sherman
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:54 pm
    My post about my one night stand with the Tamron 150-600mm generated a lot of comments. A lot of people bemoaned the fact that they couldn’t get one because it was backordered at B&H, Adorama and the like. In 10 days, I’m departing on an exciting 18-day raft trip down the Grand Canyon and didn’t want to lug my expensive 500mm down the river in the raft. Nevertheless, I really wanted to shoot the wildlife down there and felt the more compact Tamron would be ideal. So yesterday, while out shooting ospreys, I ordered one and will have it in a couple days.Before you think I’m getting…
  • Nikon D810 Review

    Nasim Mansurov
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
    After more than two years since the successful launch of the Nikon D800 and D800E cameras, which shook up the photography industry with the high resolution 36.3 MP full-frame sensor, Nikon finally introduced an update to the cameras and combined the two into a single camera body. Although the new Nikon D810 has the same 36.3 MP resolution as its predecessors, it features a new sensor with an expanded native ISO range and comes with significant improvements to camera features, performance and ergonomics. In this review, we will take a closer look at these improvements and compare the…
  • Sideline Photography Tips

    Guest Poster
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    As a dedicated sports photographer I have shot many different sports, mostly concentrating on the action. However, some sports require more attention than others, and all of them have “dead” or non-action time. During such time you can either review the shots you recently took, or look for “opportunity” shots; a chance to catch people unawares, to photograph them as they really are, instead of how they look when they pose for a picture. I have always preferred candid shots over posed shots, and feel that such shots are “truer” visions of the subject.A sample candid shot. He was…
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    Jasmine Star Photography Blog

  • Orange County Wedding : Jenna+Jim

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:51 pm
    It was late, they were hungry, and the guys needed a ride home after a concert they attended. Frustratedly, his brother asked who'd pick them up at such a god-forsaken hour, and Jim replied, I think Jenna might... When Jenna showed up, she drove them to Del Taco for late-night snacks, and laughed while the guys had a taco-eating contest in her back seat. It was in that moment when Jim's friends realized he found someone who not only loved him (and his questionable taste in music), but who'd do anything to help his friends and family. Together they've amassed a huge group of friends, all who…
  • Featured : Click Magazine

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:11 pm
    When I first came across Click Magazine, I was incredibly impressed with the design, layout, and fantastic features (as well as the amazing photography tips). It is a photo magazine with a focus on female photographers and really quite lovely. Much to my delight, I was asked to be featured as part of its Adore section and I couldn't be more honored. The editor at Click asked for me to share my favorite photo...oddly enough, I didn't want to share one I've captured, but a photo of my husband and myself. Here's why... "As a child, my mother read a story to me about a shoemaker whose children…
  • Loft on Pine : Wedding Inspiration

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Sometimes in the craziness of wedding season, I want to take a step back and create for the sake of creating, away from the hum and pressure of a wedding itself. My friend Carly Rae hung out one afternoon and we proposed collaborating for a shoot, just something to have a lil bit of fun with. Carly and her creative team hosted a wonderful day at The Loft on Pine in Long Beach, CA and the best news is that Jen at Green Wedding Shoes is sharing the shoot later today as well! Sometimes creative wedding shoots are just what I need to put a pep in my step and energized to shoot wedding photos with…
  • How to Set Goals...and eat churros.

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:13 am
    As a kid, if I said I was going to do something, there was no changing my mind. Once I begged my parents to take me to Disneyland, but when they said they couldn't afford it, I took to saving my own money. I ironed (yes, ironed) dollar bills I received from birthdays and babysitting jobs, and stuffed them into an empty Band Aid box (needless to say, I was a weird kid). Soon enough that box was brimming with cash and when my aunt heard of my dedication to earning my way there, she bought my family tickets for Christmas. Then I used all the cash to buy churros, an autograph book, and a set of…
  • How to Organize Folders of Images + Shoots

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    So can we take a minute to talk about organization? Because, really, it's my jam. I'm the kid who played 'office' with my sister just so I could organize shelves and boxes of blank paper. I love knowing my life makes sense--at least in things I can control--so my office is my Ultimate Organization Station. This includes a litany of Post-It notes, a life-size white board (no, really, the board is six-feet tall), and color-coded folders. So when I was asked the following on Facebook, I thought I'd share a sneak peek into how I organize my shoots:Kristin asked to see how I organize my shoots as…
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    Views Infinitum

  • View 340: Day at the New York State Fair

    Scott Thomas Photography
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The 2014 edition of the New York State Fair is now underway.  Fairs are chock full of photo opportunities and this one is a gold mine.  Here are a few of my photo treasures from just one day there. This year a mechanical bull named Wild Willy was set up outside, appropriately enough, the Cattle Building.  People could pay $10 for a chance to win $200 IF they could stay on Wild Willy for 8 seconds.  While I watched, no one got past 6 seconds and most, like this cowboy, flew off in less than 4 seconds. A man about to be dumped off of Wild Willy, a mechanical bull, at The Great New York…
  • The Trouble with Props

    Scott Thomas Photography
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    I am not referring to props as in objects used to compliment a photograph but props as in propellers on airplanes.  The Kwik Fill Rochester International Airshow in Rochester, New York had a mix of jets and prop planes.  For that reason, I was using Shutter Priority mode.  When a new plane took to the air I had to remember to change my shutter speed for the type of plane.  Why would I need to do that? See below. When shooting propeller or prop airplanes, you need to slow down the shutter or the prop is frozen (left). When the shutter is slowed down, the prop shows motion (right) and looks…
  • View 339: Thunderbirds over Rochester

    Scott Thomas Photography
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    The US Air Force Thunderbirds performing at the Kwik Fill Rochester International Airshow in Rochester, New York on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Nikon D700/80-400VR, 1/1000s, f/6.3, ISO 200, EV 0, 110mm focal length. The last time I photographed the United States Air Force Thunderbirds air demonstration team they were flying over Main Street USA at Walt Disney World.  Yesterday, the Tunderbirds performed at the Kwik Fill Rochester International Airshow in Rochester, New York. Unlike the fly over at Disney, this show lasted over thirty minutes featuring multiple passes in groups of six, four,…
  • View 338: HDR Beach

    Scott Thomas Photography
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    When High Dynamic Range (HDR) images first came on the scene, many people thought they looked unreal though beautiful.  For years, HDR photographers and software companies worked to make the images look realistic with much success. When I went to the eastern shore of Lake Ontario last week, the scene was very flat looking.  Dark skies over dark water with a small color pallet in the blue end of the spectrum.  I processed a set of photos covering the light range from -2EV to +2EV into the HDR image you see below. HDR image of a cloudy sunset from Brennan Beach RV Park & Campground on…
  • View 337: Gift of the Game

    Scott Thomas Photography
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Onondagas, a member of the Iroquois Nation, call the game of Lacrosse the Creator’s Game.  Lacrosse is a very spiritual and healing game to the Haudenosaunee people.  The traditions of the game is passed from one generation to the next. I witnessed such an event at a recent Onondaga Redhawks game.  As hard fought as the games are, there is always respect for the game, the people who play it and to the members of the Nation from elders to the very young. Onondaga Redhawks Andy Jamerison (17) greets a young fan before playing the Newtown Golden Eagles in the Can-Am Senior…
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    The Photography Blog

  • African woman portraits

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:13 am
    African woman portraits The African continent is home to many different ethnic and racial groups, with wide-ranging phenotypical traits, both indigenous and foreign to the continent. Many of these populations have diverse origins, with differing cultural, linguistic and social traits and mores. Distinctions within Africa’s geography, such as the varying climates across the continent, have also served to nurture diverse lifestyles among its various populations. The continent’s inhabitants live amid deserts and jungles, as well as in modern…
  • Low Light Photography Tips – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:45 am
    Low Light Photography Snapsort’s Low Light Photography Infographic Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • Free ipad and iphone parallax wallpapers

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:28 pm
    We are glad to offer you parallax wallpapers for Iphone and Ipad. You can download wallpapers for Iphone 4S, Iphone 5, Iphone 5S, Iphone 5C, Ipad 2, Ipad 3, Ipad 4, Ipad air, Ipad mini, Ipad 2 mini ! To unlock the download you just have to promote the post in a social media. All the photography are taken by Jean-Michel Leclercq SAND Download your parallax wallpaper – Choose your device Download for free MINIMALIST WAVES Download your parallax wallpaper – Choose your device Download for free ROCKS Download your parallax wallpaper – Choose your device Download for free Author…
  • Free Lightroom presets bundle

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:27 am offers you a great bundle of lightroom presets In this bundle you’ll find BW Analog 400 Portra 400NC Pastel Tone From Delicious Control Collection: 3 Delicious Tone Control Presets 12 Delicious Vignettes & Frames Presets PORTRA400NC PASTELTONE ANALOG400 TONE0CLEAR TONE2INDIGO TONE3CHOCOLATE Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • Roadmap for fujifilm X mount lenses

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    Here is a  road map for fujifilm X mount lenses. A large-diameter medium telephoto lens (the XF90mmF2 R) features for the first time on the development road map for end 2015. The next available lens will be the XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR. Following on from the XF18-135mm lens, this will be Fujifilm’s second weather resistant lens designed to partner its X-T1 camera. Other updates to the road map include the previously announced “Ultra-wide angle lens” being confirmed as the “XF16mmF1.4 R” with a guide launch date of mid 2015. And the planned launch of…
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    NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA

  • Wedding Photography on Classic Bride Blog { New York Wedding Photographer }

    G.E. Masana
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    My wedding photography featured on Classic Bride. ================================================= ================================================= The post Wedding Photography on Classic Bride Blog { New York Wedding Photographer } appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • Crest Hollow Wedding: Check out this wedding’s back story

    G.E. Masana
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:35 pm
    When she called me, Violeta was upset. Her boss, out of kindness, referred her to a photo studio (I won’t name it but it was one of those big name studios), her boss knew a guy there “he’ll give you a good deal” type of thing, and because Violeta and Joe are like you and me (in other words we’re not Donald Trump) they said okay. But for the rest of this to make any sense you need to know this first: I had photographed their engagement session and they were going to speak to me about their wedding photography, naturally. But because their boss knew someone…
  • Did you see these monkeys taking pictures?

    G.E. Masana
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    I was reading a USA TODAY story where an Indonesian island filled with monkeys found a camera and took pictures of themselves. Who knew any monkey can take a decent candid? Somewhere along the path to finding the world’s best wedding photographer you’re going to say “I want my moments captured” and the photographers will say back to you “yes I take candids” And when you look at their photos you’ll see yes indeedy they seem to get candids but here’s the thing all you need to do to get a candid is: 1. aim a camera at a wedding and 2. press the…
  • True Wedding Photo Confessions

    G.E. Masana
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    I do portraits for married couples and lots of times they want portraits because whoever they had as their wedding photographer messed up big time. And these couples tell me about it. It’s like hearing true wedding confessions. Things like: “There’s nothing special about our wedding pictures” “the pictures our photographer took were everything but professional. I’m so upset.” “Our wedding photos were a disaster.” Makes me sad. Probably makes you wonder: Why would they hire those sucky photographers in the first place? That’s exactly…
  • South Salem New York Wedding Photographers at Le Chateau

    G.E. Masana
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    A sneak peek of wedding photography from a wedding at Le Chateau in South Salem New York. What a charming area! Must go back again. ================================================= ================================================= The post South Salem New York Wedding Photographers at Le Chateau appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
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    Mike Walker Photography

  • August in Mount Rainier

    Mike Walker
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    They say figuring out what week of August the wildflowers will peak depends on the snowpack levels… I think any week in August will give you a great display of color from the incredible flora that carpets the fields and meadows. Whether it’s a view of Edith Creek or a look at the fog drifting through the mountainside, the photographic opportunities are endless here. The mountain itself is dramatically spectacular (when not hidden by the clouds!) and if you can tear yourself away from gazing at it, you find the beauty of the surrounding landscape is equally impressive.
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    Italy Wedding Photographer | Rochelle Cheever

  • Australian Amore in Lake Como

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    Sing-pey and Michael are an Australian couple currently living in the UK. They love Italy for its culture, friendly people, beautiful scenery and temperate climate. They always have such a wonderful and relaxing time when they visit Italy, and knew that it would be the perfect place for to celebrate our marriage! They met in Sydney Australia while undergoing their specialty training as doctors. They now live in the UK but will eventually return home to Australia. What were their favorite wedding day memories at Lake Como, by bride, Sing-Pey: There were many! But one of the most memorable…
  • Lovely, Romantic Lake Como

    12 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    I recently was in Lake Como to photograph a wedding of sweet couple from Australia. Here is a photographic portrait of lovely Lake Como as I scouted for locations. Enjoy!
  • Puglia Wedding …. Adriatic Sea, Baci and Trulli

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    Victoria and Andreas had an amazing destination wedding in Puglia. Victoria is from Sweden, Andreas from Norway. They live and work in Dubai. They love to travel so when it was time to choose a location for their wedding, Puglia was their favourite place. Their romantic wedding started in Polignano al Mare and ended up in a quaint Puglia town  surrounded by Trulli. Along the way, they stopped at strategic locations for their Puglia newlywed photographs. Below are a few highlights of this gorgeous couple’s Puglia wedding. Viva gli Sposi!!! Dress: Monique lhuillier Shoes: Jimmy Choo…
  • Roman Romance

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:48 am
    Better the second time around? Janina and Marcus celebrated their wedding in Rome. It was both their second marriage. They rented a lovely apartment in Piazza Navona. Marcus used to live in Rome and it was the first time for Janina. They met online (as I am seeing a lot of couples do nowadays)…
  • With Love from Puglia…

    5 Jul 2014 | 6:27 pm
    This past Spring, I had the pleasure of going Puglia again this  to photograph a destination wedding and also a styled – photo shoot. As usual, I arrived a few days early to discover and scout out locations for light & space. I have been to Puglia several times and this time I primarily stayed at Polignano a Mare as my base and got to know it very well. Polignano  is a seaside gem. A quaint town which seems carved out of a cream-colored limestone cliff. It has narrow white-washed streets, beautiful turquoise doors & windows and charming old churches. This gorgeous old town…
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    Learn Food Photography and Food Styling

  • How to Use Direction and Quality of Light to Enhance Your Food Photos

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    Today we have Taylor Mathis from photographing FOOD series to show us how to use light direction correctly and enhance your food photos. Taylor is a food photographer from Charlotte, NC and will show you the concepts with simple subjects. Take it away Taylor. I’m going to show you how lighting direction and lighting quality can have a great impact on the look of your image. To keep the emphasis on the differences in lighting setups, I’m using honey and greek yogurt as my props. For this shot, I want to keep it simple. Just the honey, a glass jar, and a wooden honey dipper. The…
  • Announcing… 30 Days to Better Food Photos – 2014 Edition

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    We are ready… with the 2014 edition of 30 Days to Better Food Photos. Are you up for the challenge? The 2014 Edition of 30 Days to Better Food Photos Starting Monday August 4th, for next 30 days, participants will receive one lesson everyday and an assignment. This course will teach you: How to Compose a Food Photo To Attract Audience Attention even if you know nothing about food photography How to Create Your Food Story in Your Photograph from scratch How to Use Props to Achieve What you Want even if you don’t know what props to use How to Prepare for a Food Photo Shoot even…

    30 Jun 2014 | 5:21 am
    DMBLGiT becomes part of LFP We have a great news and we are excited! Here’s the summary… DMBLGiT is becoming part of LFP. LFP will begin administering and managing this event soon. The format of the contest will remain same to begin with and we will reach out to experienced organizers for their feedback on improving it. Lot more to come. Now here are the details. What is DMBLGiT If you haven’t heard about DMBLGiT, here’s is a short summary. DMBLGiT, perhaps the longest running food photography contest, was started by Andrew Barrow of SpittoonExtra in 2005. That’s…
  • How To Photograph Rustic Cake

    18 Jun 2014 | 5:22 am
    Take a look at this photo. What do you feel when you look at this photo? This photo does not have many props. This simple and minimalist photo still evokes emotions. Don’t you think? Using rustic props and distraction free background, Kristin has created a photo with amazing impact. In today’s post, Kristin Rosenau shares with us how she shot this photo, what decisions she took and how all of these elements were selected to tell the story.  About  the Photographer I first got into baking four years ago. After graduating university with a degree in physics, I needed a creative…
  • 5 Senses of Food Photography, Workshop Videos and Wrap Up

    16 Jun 2014 | 4:57 am
    Did you attend this three day food photography workshop organized by CreativeLive? Diane and Todd shared amazing number of insights in this workshop. We learned everything from styling boring food like chilli/curry to photographing in restaurant. They shared with us how to use light for better food photos. In this post, we share some lessons we learned from this workshop. 5 Senses of Food Photography That You Should Capture Diane and Todd talked about 5 senses of food photography. Each time you take a food photograph capturing these senses in your food photograph will create more impact in…
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  • Canadian Photographer Sarah Anne Johnson Will Ceate Toronto’s First Monumental Photographic Mural: To Be Completed by May 1, 2015

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:16 am
    Canadian artist/photographer Sarah Anne Johnson will be commissioned to create the City of Toronto’s first monumental photographic mural. It will be located at 11 Bay St. and near Toronto’s waterfront area. This large-scale photographic image will be created for the west-facing wall of the Westin Harbour Castle Convention Centre. The 12-metre-tall by 44-metre-wide wall for […]
  • 25th Anniversary of Voyager 2 Flyby of Triton Commemorated With Movie

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Triton, Neptune’s largest moon, received a visit from Voyager 2 back on August 25, 1989. Voyager 2 passed within 40,000 kilometers of Triton and took lots of images. Now, for the first time, and to commemorate the 25th anniversary of this dramatic encounter, the images have been gathered into a movie. The resolution is 600 […]
  • Adorama Deals 2014-08-26

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Adorama deals: Save up to 50% on Nikon Refurbished Digital Cameras Starting at $39.95! Free Shipping. Expires 9/20 ______________________________________________ Vanguard ABEO Pro 283AGH Aluminum Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head $224.90 (Regular $274.90) Free Shipping. Expires 9/15 ______________________________________________ Pogoplug Media Sharing Device Pro, Black $12.99 (Regular $17.99) Free Shipping. Expires 8/28 ______________________________________________ Timbuk2 Uptown 17″ Laptop […]
  • Fujifilm X30 Large-sensored Premium Compact Camera: Product Videos

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    This video presents FUJIFILM X30 Promotional Video. The joy of shooting is back. Heralding Fujifilm’s the third-generation of large-sensored premium compacts, the new X30 has evolved from the innovative technologies of the best-selling X10 and X20 cameras. The following video presents Fuji Guys – Fujifilm X30 – First Look Preview: The Fuji Guys give you a […]
  • Fujifilm X30 Premium Compact Fixed Lens Camera Features F2.0 4x Manual Zoom Lens, New Real Time Viewfinder and Dual Control Rings

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJIFILM X30, a premium compact, fixed lens camera aimed at enthusiast and professional photographers. The FUJIFILM X30 has an all new Real Time Viewfinder and innovative dual manual control rings for composing. Key Features: FUJINON F2.0-2.8 lens 4x manual barrel zoom lens 12MP 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II […]
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    Batdorff Photography Blog

  • Creatively Applying Auto Adjustments in Lightroom

    John Batdorff
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:21 am
    Today’s Lightroom video tutorial covers a few quick tips and tricks for creatively applying auto adjustments in Lightroom. The basic panel offers you many quick options to edit your photo. However, I don’t know about you, but I don’t always like the results. Instead of relying completely on the automatic edits, I will show you how to use the auto adjustments selectively to gain even more creative control.Screenshot: Prior to white balance adjustmentIf you have problems viewing the video then click on the picture above.Related posts:Using Lightroom’s Radial Filter My…
  • Five tips to overcome your photographer’s block

    John Batdorff
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    A new perspectiveLike writers, many photographers have creativity blocks, those moments when you struggle for inspiration and output suffers. I have struggled with my fair share of both writer’s and photographer’s block as I’ve been writing and gathering images for my new book on Travel and Street Photography, keeping up my blog (or trying to!), the newsletter, and social media, as well as photographing just for myself. Here are a few exercises that have really helped me get back into the creative mode.1. Disconnect from Facebook, Twitter, and all those other social media time…
  • Film: The Great Equalizer

    John Batdorff
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    “Laverie”-35mm Ilford FP4 PlusA few months ago I had an “ah-ha” moment when I was writing the post on Analog Efex Pro. I realized how silly it was that I was showing people how to add imperfections back to their images when they could be doing just that with a roll of film and a cheap camera. It dawned on me that we’ve reached a point where the outcome outweighed the experience. This isn’t a bash on AEP because it’s a fun program that I’ve enjoyed using. Instead, for me it’s more about an awakening and recognizing that there’s something to be said for things…
  • Brussels, Ghent, and Bruges

    Staci Prince
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    John and I are back from our Belgium Workshop where we saw Brussels, Ghent, and Bruges. After 2.5 weeks abroad, jet lag has taken it’s sweet time wearing off, but we are finally sleeping past 4 a.m. and feeling less like zombies. Now that we’ve got the wherewithal to really reflect on the trip, review our images, and review those of our participants, we feel 100% comfortable in calling it a success. Here is a brief recap of our time there with our workshop group.We started off the workshop by exploring Brussels’ cathedrals, architecture, and parks. Here are a few of our…
  • Florence in Monochrome

    John Batdorff
    16 May 2014 | 7:00 am
    I thought I would share a few of my favorite monochrome images from Florence along with a bit of commentary about what attracted me to each image.The Arrow, FlorencePhotography is a very intimate process, and many of my favorite shots are taken when I’m alone. As I often say, photography is not a team sport. You can learn a lot from others, but eventually you have to spread your wings and venture out on your own. In  this image, I initially found myself watching the man and his dog, and I was drawn to the symmetry that the moped provided to the image.  But, it was as I approached that…
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    Light Stalking

  • 8 Street Photographers That Rock Our World

    Tiffany Mueller
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Sure, we all know about the likes of Henri Cartier Bresson, one of the most influential street photographers of all time, and while his work certainly needs to be seen and studied by modern photographers, Cartier Bresson isn’t the only street photographer who has caught our eyes. If you look in the right places you’ll find our present day streets are filled with talented photographers practicing their craft as they make their own personal journeys down the road to greatness. Let’s take a moment and celebrate these eight street photographers who are making a name for…
  • How To Know When It Is Time To Upgrade Your Photography Gear

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Almost every photographer wants to own a better camera, right? But then again, not every photographer really needs a better camera. So how does one know when is the right time to upgrade the gear? Before doing that, let’s first understand what ‘upgrading the gear’ actually means. Your photography gear is not limited to the camera – other gear is as important as the camera itself. So, we’ll talk not only about the body of the camera, but also about the whole system, including lenses, flashes, tripods, etc. Photo by Scott.Symonds Recognizing it’s the right…
  • The Most Amazing Photography Links of the Week: Tutorials, Reviews, Collections and Much More

    Toad Hollow Photography
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    This week’s list of photography links from Toad Hollow Photography covers the entire spectrum.  Featuring interesting tutorials, reviews, special features, collections, great photography and interesting blogs, this list covers a wide range of subjects all posted by some of the best artists working in the field today.  We really hope you enjoy seeing these pictures and posts as much as the Toad did in bringing this list to you. Photo by Vinoth Chandar TUTORIALS Hot Pictures: Better White Balance With the Kelvin System – this terrific in-depth article discusses white balancing,…
  • How to Best Utilize the Various Metering Modes in Your Camera

    Sheen Watkins
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    A camera determines exposure by using metering modes. While Matrix metering is typically used and recommended for many settings, Spot and Center-weighted metering have their rightful places to enhance your images in specific situations. Photo by Lucy Hill The Different Metering Modes Explained Matrix (Nikon) or Evaluative (Canon) Metering measures the intensity of the light from multiple areas in the scene. Each camera has it’s own specific ‘intelligence system’ it uses to make decisions for the photographer. It reads the multiple areas in the scene and determines the best…
  • 4 Essential Considerations to Help You Create Excellent Macro Photographs

    Jason D. Little
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    I may be biased, but I think the appeal of macro photography is rather obvious: the wonder and fascination of being able to capture in fine, “life-size” proportion the details of things otherwise beyond the scope of what the naked eye is capable of discerning. Macro photography is like experiencing another dimension of reality. Macro photography can also prove to be a formidable challenge for many shooters, as the levels of precision, persistence, and patience needed to produce a satisfactory image are arguably of greater importance than some other genres of photography. If you have…
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  • How to Self-Publish an eBook

    Nicole S. Young
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    This article was originally posted on Just a few months ago I just published my third self-published eBook, and I’m currently working on my fourth. My full-time profession is considered to be “photographer”, but the “author” in me keeps growing and it feels like I spend way more time writing and creating educational content than I do holding a camera. Overall, I have eleven published books, all “how-to” and inspirational books about photography: Four print books and seven eBooks, published through Peachpit, Craft&Vision, and also…
  • Purely For Enjoyement

    Nicole S. Young
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Photography is a funny thing. We start doing it, fall in love with it, and never want to stop. I’ve been a photographer since high school, have traveled around the world with my camera, and I’m always plotting the next “big thing”. One of my other hobbies is pottery. I’m quite serious about it, and recently converted our one-car detached garage into a small ceramics studio, including my own kiln. I’ve been stocking up on some supplies, and just today had to go get a few things I was missing. While at Georgie’s (the local ceramics store) I started…
  • Tips on Photographing with an Infrared-Converted Camera

    Nicole S. Young
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    This article was originally posted on I have been wanting to play with an infrared-converted camera for quite some time.  So I contacted the folks at, one of the sponsors over on Photofocus, and was able to test out an IR-converted Canon 5D Mark II (they also have other types of IR-converted cameras available to rent as well). It was sent directly to my doorstep in a few days, ready to go! I have been considering converting one of my cameras to infrared, and in my opinion, renting one is the best way to see if an IR conversion is worth it (or any…
  • Processing an Infrared Image using Lightroom and Photoshop

    Nicole S. Young
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    This article was originally posted at A few months back I had the opportunity to play with an infrared-converted camera, thanks to the folks over at, and had a lot of fun photographing my dog at an expansive dog park just outside of Portland, Oregon. I ended up with some really great images, and wanted to share my start-to-finish processing steps with one of the photos to show some of the basics on how to process infrared images. Infrared images just don’t look so great directly out-of-camera, and there are some things you’ll want to…
  • The Joys of Landscape Photography

    Nicole S. Young
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
     Hangout on Air: Thursday, July 31st at 5pm PST Click here to watch Join me, Brian Matiash, Rob Sylvan and Randy Van Duinen in just a few hours for an online video hangout all about landscape photography! We will share tips, insights, planning, and more throughout the event. Here’s the link to sign up and watch: And don’t worry, the video will be recorded so you can go back and watch it at anytime! :) Copyright © 2014 - Nicolesy, Inc. (All Rights Reserved) Click here to subscribe to my newsletter! :)
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    Digital Photography - Photography Tips, Advice & Camera Reviews | Digital Photographer Magazine

  • Pentax K-S1 announced

    Matt Bennett
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Pentax K-S1 (black) Ricoh Imaging UK has announced the release of the Pentax K-S1, a new CMOS sensor camera that inherits the AA filter simulator of the K-3. Other top features include an optical viewfinder with 100% field of view, a built-in shake reduction system and a high ISO sensitivity of 51200. The K-S1 will be available in 12 different colour variations and an LED body illumination function makes the camera glow green when capturing stills and red when capturing movies. Key specs include a top shutter speed of 1/6000 sec and high speed continuous shooting of 5.4 images per second.
  • Fujifilm X30 announced

    Matt Bennett
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    Fujifilm is adding to the popular and ever-expanding X-series of cameras and lenses with the launch of the X30, the  successor to the X20. The new camera boasts a 12-megapixel 2/3-inch CMOS II sensor with 4x optical zoom covering the equivalent of 28-112mm in 35mm terms. The X30 also features an ISO range of 100-12800, 1080p movie recording and a 3.0-inch, 920k dot, tilting LCD screen. Also onboard is a newly-developed Real Time Viewfinder, which Fujifilm is describing as “the largest, fastest and highest resolving viewfinder in its class” and a new control ring. In addition,…
  • Wedding photograpy tips and tricks from latest digital edition

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    The lastest in our Masterclass series is now on sale! Buy the Digital Photographer Masterclass Series: Weddings for £2.99 on iOS – it’s found in the Special Editions section of our free app. From classic poses to fresh new styles, this fantastic guide to wedding photography shows you how to make a wedding shoot go without a hitch. Inside you’ll find: • Tips and techniques from the pros • Insider information on how to handle the wedding workflow • Essential career advice from three experts • Yervant Zanazanian reveals how he creates his unique style Get it now for £2.99…
  • Instagram introduces new time-lapse app

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    Today Instagram launched Hyperlapse, a standalone tool to let you easily share and create time-lapse videos straight from your mobile device! The interface has been designed to be as simple as possible, with just a single button used to stop and start recording and unlike Instagram, there’s no login required. You can choose the playback speed for a Hyperlapse video with just a tap – anywhere from 1x (normal speed) to 12x, and then share it directly to Facebook or Instagram. If you haven’t tried time-lapse photography before, it’s a technique where video is captured at…
  • Preening by David Brewerton

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:53 am
    This week we say a very well done to David Brewerton, whose image Preening has been chosen as the Picture Of The Week on the Digital Photographer website! With so many fantastic reader images it’s always hard to choose one, but David’s managed to get impressively close to this little Kingfisher, resulting in a colourful and striking behavioural image. Remember that if you’d like to see one of your images named the star image on the DP website, simply register and create your gallery today! It’s quick and easy to do!
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  • Review of the Sony RX100 III: Field Test in Rio de Janeiro!

    Lauren Lim
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:02 am
    We’ve travelled around the world with bags bursting full of camera gear. We lugged our DSLRs up the Andes and through the Amazon, and toted a full size tripod across India. So when we headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to take in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, what did we pack?Only a tiny little point and shoot. The brand new Sony RX100 III to be exact.And we were freakin’ nervous about it. We knew that we were giving up image quality, ease of use, and options in exchange for a smaller camera. We wondered if we would regret not bringing our main gear on this trip of a lifetime. I mean, we…
  • New Tutorial: Black & White Processing with Lightroom® + A GIVEAWAY!

    Rob Lim
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:13 am
    Hey friends!Exciting news! We’ve just launched a brand new video tutorial that’s going to show you how to create stunning black and white photos with Lightroom®, in no time flat!You already know how big of a difference editing can make to the look of your images.But when it comes to editing black and whites, you need to take a different approach from when you edit in color. See, when you convert to your images to black and white, you change the dynamics of the shot.That brightly colored subject that so easily stood out before – all of a sudden it’s the same shade of grey…
  • Our Trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for World Cup 2014

    Lauren Lim
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last week we got back from our adventure to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for World Cup 2014. We’re still trying to catch up on sleep, and Max is still waking up on Rio time (4am, ouch!). But more than anything, we still have Rio on the brain. This city really stole our hearts. Here’s a quick peek at some of our shots!And stay tuned, because soon I’ll be sharing our experience with the Sony RX100 that we used, tips for taking photos while traveling, and even some thoughts on traveling with a toddler! Plus more photos, woo!For now, a little look at Rio through our lens…We…
  • We’re Heading To Rio With (Only) The Sony RX100 III

    Lauren Lim
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    When our close friends asked us if we wanted to join them in Rio de Janeiro for World Cup 2014 we didn’t hesitate – a good adventurer always says yes to a once-in-a-lifetime experience.But as we got closer and closer to the trip, and started to actually try to figure out the logistics, we were faced with a challenge.This trip is going to be an incredible photographic opportunity, and we want to be able to take great shots. But Rio is well known for street theft (particularly during big events), and carrying around a big, expensive camera would make us a prime target. With our toddler in…
  • How To Prepare For A Photography Trip

    Lauren Lim
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:22 pm
    In less than one week we will be getting on a plane to go to Brazil, to watch the end of World Cup 2014 in Rio de Janeiro. (!!!)But even though the trip is still a ways away, we’ve already been preparing for weeks, especially when it comes to the photography side of things.There’s not much that’s more exciting as a photographer than the prospect of going off on a great adventure, camera in hand. New places, new sights, new experiences – all yours to document and preserve.But getting ready for a trip can be a daunting task: choosing the right gear, making sure you pack…
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    Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師

  • Slideshows from IPA PLUG & PLAY Slideshow Session | August 2014

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    Preview of Slideshows presented at IPA PLUG & PLAY Slideshow Session | 27th August 2014 at IPA Gallery, Singapore.Related Posts:Finding Vision & Voice: Updates from the IPA MentorshipPhoto Essay: Selamat Datang, by Scott ChungPhoto Essay: Turf Dreams, by Jeffrey LiamPhoto Essay: Hands Of Kalinga, by Nikka CorsinoPhoto Essay: The Carpark, by Shyue Woon(Visited 40 times, 40 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Listening to the Dark, by Yehlin Lee 李岳凌

    24 Aug 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Water dripping, plastic bag rustling, Karaoke songs mixed with Buddhism chant, a slight sigh echoing at the corner. Related Posts:Photo Essay: The Seventh Month 鬼月, by Kevin WY LeePhoto Essay: Republic of Pulau Semakau, by Zinkie AwPhoto Essay: Our Coastline, by Lim WeixiangPhoto Essay: Fragile, by Jes AznarPhoto Essay: Krung Thep – City Of Angels, by Kevin WY…(Visited 930 times, 931 visits today)
  • Flux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary Photography

    Kevin WY Lee
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Truth is a brilliant invention, much like Photography. And Flux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary Photography, a new exhibition at the ArtScience Museum from 22nd August to 2nd November, attempts a dialogue.Related Posts:Maleonn: The Boy with the Magic BrushSpotlight: Wang Fuchun’s Chinese People on the Train,…The Life of Bicycles in China, by Wang WenlanSpotlight: North East Men, by Wang Fuchun, China‘I Love Beijing Tian’anmen’ Vernacular…(Visited 848 times, 857 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Suna no shiro, by Kiên Hoàng Lê

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Implicit and explicit rules seem to be suspended. A mixed group of artists, cross-dressers, transgenders and dropouts have created a space which is free of judgement.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Tokyo: Static, by Marco BarbieriIPA Street Photography Asia 2012 Contest Official WinnersPhoto Essay: Modal Istanbul, by Benedicte GuillonPhoto Essay: I Woke Up In a Strange Place, by Ajay MalghanPhoto Essay: Feelings & Similar Items, by Alex Thebez(Visited 987 times, 358 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: The Seventh Month 鬼月, by Kevin WY Lee

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:15 pm
    In the seventh month of the lunisolar calendar, Singapore – considered by some as the most haunted city in Asia – celebrates Ghost Month (鬼月). Related Posts:Photo Essay: Urban Musollah, by Zakaria ZainalPhoto Essay: Spiritual Nomads, by Hai ThanhPhoto Essay: Thaipusam in Malaysia, by Paul SweePhoto Essay: Krung Thep – City Of Angels, by Kevin WY…Photo Essay: Durian Days, by Kevin WY Lee(Visited 1,003 times, 225 visits today)
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  • waiting for the rain to stop

    4 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    Listing to the rain, rolling thunder in the distance.   Aperture: ƒ/2.5 Camera: DSC-RX1 Taken: 2014/08/04 Focal length: 35mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/800s
  • feeling light and easy as Summer does

    17 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
      … looking into the bright blue sky smiling in the sun a balmy breeze caressing the tiny hairs on the body feeling the heat on the skin time to play, time to have fun enjoying the season of the year   Have a wonderful Summer everyone.   Camera: ILCE-7R Taken: 2014/05/30 ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • rain drops in the Summer

    10 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    We had quite a lot of rain during the last days. Everything is soaked, the fields and paths are full of puddles. Cereals lying flat on the ground, rotting. In the southern hemisphere I would think that the rainy season started. iPhone 5S / Lightroom 5 Aperture: ƒ/2.2 Camera: iPhone 5s Taken: 2014/07/08 Focal length: 4.12mm ISO: 32 Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • A lonely mushroom in the Summer.

    2 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    Aperture: ƒ/3.2 Camera: DSC-RX1 Taken: 2014/06/21 Focal length: 35mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • By The Sea

    25 Jun 2014 | 7:12 am
    Scenes from the North Sea in November 2013. This was my first attempt to shoot videos with the iPhone 5S. After I read and watched Philip Bloom’s ‘Review of the ‘iPhone 5S 120FPS super slow motion’ I was hooked to the new slo-mo feature which I used quite extensively in this video. Later I had to learn that the iPhone doesn’t record slo-mo videos at 720p. Anyhow… for such a small gadget the results are pretty satisfying. iPhone 5S / iMovie
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    A Life Well-Lived

  • Weekly Post: TATSHESHINI: Saving a River Wild

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    TATSHESHINI: Saving a River Wild by Robert Glenn KetchumIn 1990, I was invited on a 10-day float down the Tatshenshini, a huge river system flowing from Western Canada to the Pacific Ocean that literally divides two of North America's largest national parks, Canada's Kluane National Park and Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. A gold mine was being proposed mid-river. I broke the story in LIFE magazine. There were many other articles and a book. The mine was never developed and the river is now a wilderness corridor. This is a conservation SUCCESS story!Wednesday, August 27, 2014TATSHENSHINI:…
  • Weekly Post: NO PEBBLE MINE: Pictures from Ground Zero by RobertGlennKetchum

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    NO PEBBLE MINE Pictures from Ground Zero by Robert Glenn KetchumThank you to the EPA for recognizing the value of the Bristol Bay fishery. NOW, what can we do to protect this habitat further? Mission: To protect the national parks and national refuges of southwest Alaska, and the Bristol Bay fishery from the development of the Pebble mine, and other commercial risks.Wednesday, August 27, 2014 NO PEBBLE MINE #102, Pictures from Ground Zero:NO PEBBLE MINE #102, Pictures from Ground Zero: Fed by rain and snow from the #Aleutian Mountain Range that runs through #Katmai…
  • TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn KetchumTo celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act (#Wilderness), this new blog focuses on a wilderness area in the #Tongass rainforest of southeast Alaska. This is the tale of a 10-day kayak trip - a testament to WHY wilderness is important, by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Tuesday, August 26, 2014TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #1TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #1: The end of this month marks the official 50th…
  • Weekly Post: SAN IGNACIO LAGOON: Saved For the Whales! by Robert GlennKetchum

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    San Ignacio Lagoon: SAVED FOR the Whales!by Robert Glenn KetchumWorld-Renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum dedicates Tuesday's to the Natural Resources Defense Council's (@NRDC) successful campaign that kept a whale birthing lagoon from industrial development.  Laguna San Ignacio Gray Whale Nursery in Baja California, Mexico is best known as the winter home to the once-endangered gray whale. The lagoon lies within one of the largest ecological preserves in Latin America, designated a Biosphere Reserve / World Heritage Site by the Mexican government in 1988. This blog…
  • Weekly Post: THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn KetchumThis is the story of my first major commission and book, THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS (Aperture, 1985). In 1984, #StephenShore, #WilliamClift and I received a 2-year commission from the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund to photograph the #HudsonRiverValley. This blog tells the tale of the book, with many photos not seen before. Enjoy!Monday, August 25, 2014THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS #99HUDSON RIVER #99: Although there are a few #HudsonRiverSchool #paintings depicting #winter scenes, notably #FredericChurch's, "View from…
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    Obvious State Studio

  • Cover Reveal: The Paris Journal Book Two

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Here she is. The cover for The Paris Journal Book Two. The next installment in The Paris Journal series releases on November 18, 2014. If you haven’t already, sign up for our newsletter for sample chapters of book one and a preview of book two (coming soon).
  • The Paris Journal Stockists

    9 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Many of you wrote to ask about picking up print copies of The Paris Journal locally, and we just shipped the first round to our stockists. We’re honored that the following fine bookstores and retailers have added The Paris Journal to their shops. Check our stockists page for a full list of retailers who carry […]
  • Paris in July

    1 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    It’s July, and we’re going to Paris. By we, I mean a group of fellow writers. And you, of course if you want to come along for the ride. Paris in July – a month long celebration of Paris – is in its fifth year, and the co-hosts Karen, Tamara, Vicki, Bellezza and Adria have […]
  • Luxembourg Gardens in Green

    10 Jun 2014 | 7:40 am
    Thanks to late spring rains, the grass was bright and lush. Perfect for kicking back.
  • In Stock! The Paris Journal Print Copies

    5 Jun 2014 | 8:23 am
    Our print copies of The Paris Journal are here! A huge shout out to Hemlock Printers who did a fantastic job. The linen cover and beautiful matte paper are lush, and we’ve admittedly been fondling them since they arrived. We promise not to molest your copy. Signed copies are available here. And unsigned copies on Amazon. We’re […]
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    The Art of Photography

  • Episode 199 :: Dorothea Lange

    23 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm
    American Masters -- Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning” premiering Friday, August 29, 2014 9-11 p.m. on PBS Dorothea Lange is perhaps one of the most important historical figures in American Photography. She started as a portrait photographer in San Francisco. This early work shaped her as an artist, but she quickly got tired of it. In about 1929, at the crash of the stock market, Lange became involved with…
  • Episode 198 :: Winogrand Show and Thoughts on Art

    16 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm After seeing a wonderful exhibition last week at the Portland Art Museum on Garry Winogrand and Jonathan Brand, I admit I'm inspired to introduce a functional element of art into this show. I'll be working through a project in the coming weeks from start to finish and I'll be documenting that process here. Some thoughts on all of that wrapped up here today. Sponsors: Learn what you want, when you want, with access to thousands of high-quality and easy-to-follow video…
  • Episode 197 :: Wynn Bullock

    9 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm In this video we're going to take a look at the work of Wynn Bullock. I believe Wynn created some of the most important and "ahead of its time" color abstract work in the history of photography. He is an extremely underrated photographer that deserves a higher place in photo literature. Born in 1902, Wynn came to photography after a career as a musician. He found ways of taking his influences and expanding on their aesthetics. In the early 1960's this…
  • Episode 196 :: Developing Color Film

    2 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Intro | 00:00 Supplies Used and Explained | 02:37 Mixing the Chemicals | 07:48 Processing | 11:57 Final Images | 14:36 In this video I'll show you exactly how to process and develop color film. I'll be using the Tetenol C41 kit that I talked about in the last video. Sponsors: Learn what you want, when you want, with access to thousands of high-quality and easy-to-follow video tutorials, including many about photography. For seven days of free unlimited in-depth courses, visit…
  • Episode 195 :: Developing C-41 Color Film

    26 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    This episode is going to act as a primer for developing C-41 color negative film. As I mention in the video, I’ve never done this myself, so we’re going to be doing this together. I’ve ordered all my supplies and this week I’ll be working with them for the next video. I’ve compiled a list of everything you will need. This covers all film formats. If you need to do large format sheet film, you’ll need some tanks and frames for dipping your film. I would not suggest starting out with large format as its very difficult to keep your temperatures consistent. Learn with roll film then…
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  • beach art
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:40 am
    If you've already taken a look at the original you'll know that I took a few liberties with this one, mostly in terms of blurring the clouds, but also in terms of tidying up the foreground and horizon. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 3.09pm on 21/7/14 Fujifilm XT-1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 10mm f/5.6 1/500 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none no
  • Bulgaria (Summer 14) #6
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:25 am
    Another portrait of Tabby, chilling out with one of her workbooks we brought over for the summer. capturedcameraapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 1.57pm on 9/8/14 Fujifilm X100S f/4.0 1/250 aperture priority +0.0 average 200 no RAW Iridient Developer Photoshop CC 2014 none minor
  • Bulgaria (Summer 14) #5
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:14 am
    Our trip to Bulgaria certainly seems to be agreeing with Tabby :) capturedcameralensapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 11.00am on 7/8/14 Fujifilm XT-1 35mm f/1.4 XF R f/2.0 1/280 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 no RAW Iridient DeveloperPhotoshop CC (2014) none no
  • Bulgaria (Summer 14) #4
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    It's difficult to describe the experience of being and living in Bulgaria, but this shot captures some of its flavour: taken during a recent trip to a local waterfall for a barbecue. Libby's in the foreground, and our good friends Andy, Petsi and their young son Mario are in the background (along with Finley, our eight year old). capturedcameraapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 4.16pm on 7/8/14 Fujifilm X100S f/4.0 1/80 aperture priority +0.0 average 200 no RAW Iridient Developer Photoshop CC 2014…
  • Bulgaria (Summer 14) #3
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    As a counterpoint to yesterday's portrait of Finn - which didn't really show him off at his best - here's one I took about a minute earlier. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 9.59am on 4/8/14 Fujifilm XT-1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 24mm f/5.6 1/80 aperture priority -0.7 average 200 no RAW Iridient Developer Photoshop CC (2014) none minor + canvas extension
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    The New Camera

  • Panasonic M4/3 Compact Camera – LX1000 Coming soon

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    Finally we got the name and rendered image image of the upcoming Panasonic M4/3 Compact camera – LX1000, the camera is rumored to feature 4K video recording, Earlier this morning have published some of the major specification of upcoming M4/3 camera (see here) “We have been told that the Panasonic compact M4/3 camera will arrive in Continue reading Panasonic M4/3 Compact Camera – LX1000 Coming soonRelated Posts:Panasonic GM2 and Compact M4/3 Camera ComingPanasonic M4/3 Compact Camera ComingPanasonic GM1 Specification LeakedPanasonic Compact M4/3 Camera Coming SoonSony…
  • Pentax K-S1 Detailed Specification Leaked, Coming on Aug 28

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:24 am
    Now we have full details about the upcoming Pentax K-S1 DSLR, the upcoming DSLR will feature a 20 Megapixel sensor and low-pass less architecture, the camera will support ISO upto 51200, take a look at the detailed specification below Specifications K-S1 is as follows. - New Body Design with LED Display, 20 Megapixel CMOS Sensor 11 Point SAFOX X Continue reading Pentax K-S1 Detailed Specification Leaked, Coming on Aug 28Related Posts:Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs Specification and Upcoming Lenses…Pentax K-3 Full Specification LeakedPentax K-60 DSLR Coming on February 2014Pentax K30 –…
  • Panasonic GM2 and Compact M4/3 Camera Coming

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:46 pm
    We are almost confirmed now that the upcoming Panasonic GM2 camera and a new M4/3 compact camera is coming, The upcoming GM2 camera will arrive with built-in EVF and hot-shoe… both features were missing in the GM1 camera. But we don’t expect any major upgrade in the core specification of the camera and the sensor Continue reading Panasonic GM2 and Compact M4/3 Camera ComingRelated Posts:Panasonic M4/3 Compact Camera – LX1000 Coming soonPanasonic M4/3 Compact Camera ComingPanasonic GM1 Specification LeakedPanasonic Compact M4/3 Camera Coming SoonPanasonic GF7 Coming on May…
  • Fuji X30 Sample Images

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am
    Fuji X30 Sample Images surfaced over the web via fujifilm flickr account, unfortunately the newly announced X30 camera features same sensor and image processor as Fuji X20… so certainly we won’t see any major difference in the image quality of both the camera … Related Posts:Fujifilm X S1 Sample ImagesFujifilm X-E2 Sample ImagesFujifilm X20 Sample ImagesFujifilm X100s Sample ImagesFujifilm XQ1 Sample Images
  • Fujifilm X30 Videos

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    Many Fujifilm X30 videos surfaced Just after the announcement of Fujifilm X30 Premium compact camera, the camera features new realtime EVF and Classic chrome film simulation modes.. for more details see the announcement page Fujifilm X30 Videos FUJIFILM X30 Promotional Video Fuji Guys – Fujifilm X30 – First Look Preview – YouTube Fuji Guys – Fujifilm X30 – First Continue reading Fujifilm X30 VideosRelated Posts:Fujifilm X S1 VideosPre-order Fujifilm X100s at AmazonFujifilm X-E1 VideosFujifilm X30 Coming in Aug, 2014Fujifilm X S1 Sample Images
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  • Nikon Small World Competition 2014 – 2015

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:52 pm
    The Nikon Small World Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope. Truly international in scope, entries have been received from the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Winners have included both professionals and hobbyists. The subject matter is unrestricted and any type of light microscopy […]
  • Participate in the American Aperture Awards

    24 Aug 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Photography is the driving visual force of our time. In still and movie form, images influence how we think, see and act. Whether by conjuring past times or transporting us to the farthest reaches of this planet, photographs expose our humanity. The American Aperture Awards (AX3) is an international open call for photography possessing uncommon […]
  • Photo Art Gallery – Myphotovation PhotoArt Contest

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:52 pm
    The Myphotovation PhotoArt Contest. This is your chance to show us the people and landscapes that you like to photograph, challenge yourself to turn your everyday into your perfect photo… Enter up to 5 shots for the chance to win the ultimate Imaging software bundle from Arcsoft. Eligibility: Worldwide 14+ Free to Enter Prizes: The […]
  • Win a fantastic EOS 7OD SLR Canon camera

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Enter our Summer Sunset Photography competition for your chance to win a fantastic EOS 7OD SLR Cannon camera worth a massive £1000. To win one of these top of the range cameras just send us a photograph you’ve taken of a sensational summer sunset for a chance to win a state of the art DSLR […]
  • Participate in the International Color Awards 2014

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
    International Color Awards is open to professional and amateur photographers shooting in all forms of color photography using traditional or digital methods. We encourage classic styles, new creative ideas and photographers who are driven by their artistic eye and a desire to excel in this classic art form. Eligibility: Open to All Entry Fee: From […]
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  • RedBull Battlegrounds Detroit 2014

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Two friends and I recently attended a gaming tournament that centered around the game StarCraft II. We were only able to attend that Saturday and Sunday, driving all the way from Illinois. StarCraft II is a real-time strategy game that is popular in the professional gaming scene. This is the first gaming tournament I’ve been to and I feel it was worth the trip to try something new and just … Continue reading →
  • Anime Central 2014 Photos (ACEN)

    22 May 2014 | 10:45 pm
    I was able to attend Anime Central on the 16th and 17th. Most of my time spent was with private photo sessions, but I did take some hallway cosplay photos when I had free time. General Gallery Lolita Fashion Show Gallery Photo Session Favorites Gallery Facebook General Gallery Facebook Lolita Fashion Show Gallery Facebook Photo Session Favorites Gallery Gallery Site General Gallery Site Lolita Fashion Show Gallery Site Photo Session … Continue reading →
  • My Photoshop tips when editing cosplay photos.

    6 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    Though I’ve used Photoshop in some fashion since the early 2000s, I’m always learning or re-learning things about it. To improve the speed of editing, there are a few things that make a big difference. I’ve been trying to incorporate the keyboard more into the editing process because it does speed up editing a lot. - Holding the space bar down will allow you to drag around the photo while … Continue reading →
  • Anime Milwaukee 2014 Photos

    16 Feb 2014 | 8:21 am
    I was around Anime Milwaukee on Saturday the 15th for a few hours. I didn’t have plans to attend, but on a whim, I was able to attend with a few friends that had planned on going. Check out the photos below. Main gallery page Facebook gallery (Tagging is possible after you “like” the page) As for equipment, I used the D600 and 50mm f1.8 lens exclusively. I had brought … Continue reading →
  • My entire Convention Photography book on this site!

    20 Nov 2013 | 9:54 am
    I decided to put another one of my books on this website. I wrote this back in 2010 – 2011. I’ve evolved as a (convention/cosplay) photographer a lot since then, but it is still worth a read. Convention Photography (Click here to read the book.) Description: Learn all about the exciting subculture that is convention photography! Straight from the experiences of a long time convention attendee, Scott J. Waldron has … Continue reading →
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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • Salon de la photo 2014 – Invitation gratuite

    Guillaume Manceron
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:52 am
    Les vacances sont maintenant presque terminés pour bon nombre d’entre nous et il est temps d’attaquer la fin d’année avec le sourire, dans la joie et la bonne humeur pour cela on vous offre vos invitation gratuite Du coup, pour vous mettre tout de suite de bonne humeur, le Salon de la Photo de Paris 2014 et Photopassion s’associe une nouvelle fois pour vous offrir vos invitations gratuites ! Vous n’aurez aucune excuse de ne pas vous rendre à cet évènement incontournable de la photo en France. Pour obtenir vos invitations gratuites, rien de plus simple :…
  • Reportage Photos – Le Tour de France

    Celine Manceron
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:50 am
    Quand on me parle du Tour de France, cela m’évoque de nombreux souvenirs, notamment de la caravane J’ai eu l’occasion de les voir plusieurs fois passer, que ce soit en Dordogne, en Pyrénées Atlantique, et plus récemment, il y a 4 ans, prêt de Palaiseau. Cette année, quand le tracé du tour a été annoncé, nous avons tous été très surpris de voir une épreuve en Dordogne entre Bergerac et Périgueux. Et la surprise a été encore plus grande quand on a découvert que le seul contre la montre du tour passait devant la maison de famille, dans la fameuse côte de…
  • 11 conseils pour revendre son matériel d’occasion

    Celine Manceron
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Suite à la série de 3 articles sur les avantages et les inconvénients d’acheter du matériel neuf ou d’occasion, vous avez été nombreux à nous contacter par mail pour nous demander des conseils concernant la revente du matériel photographique. Il faut savoir qu’aujourd’hui, le marché de l’occasion est réel ! Il est très important. Tout se vend, tout s’achète ! Du coup, il est effectivement possible de vendre son matériel d’occasion. Cela peut vous permettre ainsi d’acheter du nouveau matériel, de vous débarrasser d’objectifs…
  • 6 conseils avant d’acheter d’occasion

    Celine Manceron
    23 Jun 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Acheter d’occasion, c’est un véritable sport pour trouver les bonnes occasions Si vous êtes tentés, je vous conseille de respecter quelques consignes suivantes : Pour les réflex, objectifs, je vous déconseille l’achat à distance de matériel à distance. Vous devez toujours tester le matériel avant ! Pour les sacs ou autre, vous pouvez plus facilement acheter à distance. Attention, il n’y aura pas de reprise si jamais cela ne vous convient pas. Le problème également de l’achat à distance, c’est qu’il faut envoyer l’argent avant.
  • Acheter du matériel d’occasion : avantages et inconvénients

    Celine Manceron
    19 Jun 2014 | 12:32 am
    Je vous propose une série d’article sur les avantages d’acheter du matériel neuf ou d’occasion. Dans le dernier article, nous avons abordé ensemble les points forts et faibles d’acheter neuf. Il est maintenant temps de regarder du côté de l’occasion ! ACHETER D’OCCASION Les avantages de l’occasion :  Avant toute chose, le prix. En effet si vous achetez un objectif, ou un accessoire photo, vous pouvez payer facilement 30 à 50% moins cher que le prix Neuf. Par exemple, un 70-200mm VR II de Nikon, vendu environ 2 000€ neuf, il est possible de le…
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    Stay Focused

  • What a View

    Arnie Lee
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Wide Angle to the Extreme It’s eye-catching when I see a photo that “bends” the horizon. This bend comes from the camera’s lens. Use a very wide angle lens and you’ll see the curved “barrel” distortion on the images. One well-known type of wide angle lenses is the fisheye. These lenses typically have a field of view approaching 180 degrees – allowing you to capture the entire scene in front of the camera. Until recently, fisheye lenses were expensive. I have one that cost well over $1500. But when I was looking for an ultra-wide angle for my…
  • The Sony A6000 Mirrorless

    Arnie Lee
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    My 6300-Mile Field Test On our recent vacation, my camera of choice was Sony’s newest mirrorless camera. While I also brought a much larger Nikon D700 conventional DSLR, I relied mostly on the the Sony A6000. As a comparison, I captured about 150 images with the Nikon D700 and more than a thousand images with the Sony A6000. My setup was the A6000 coupled with Sony’s 18-200mm lens. This combination is lightweight and compact, produces quality images and just happens to fit beneath the driver’s seat for fast, convenient access. Hopefully, the following photographic sampler…
  • Vacation Time

    Arnie Lee
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Documenting the Memories I have to admit that I like vacations. I especially like the ones where we drive and see many different scenic parts of our vast country. Having just returned from another such jaunt, I’ve already recovered from being away from home these past few weeks. Here’s a look back to some of the photos that I took on the trip. On this vacation we drove some 6300 miles and took in some wonderfully gorgeous areas including the Tetons, Yellowstone, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, San Diego, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde and finally Rocky Mountain National…
  • A Simple Photo Gallery

    Arnie Lee
    25 May 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Showing Off Your Photographs Digital gives us the opportunity to take hundreds and hundreds of photos for almost no cost at all. This is an amazing turnaround compared to the price of using film cameras that had a processing charge saddled to each roll of film that we shot. So what are we doing with all of these “free” photos? Are they sitting on the SD memory card or cell phone? I’m sure that my friends and relatives are impressed as I flick through the tiny screen to show them my recent vacation shot – NOT! Well, to be frank, my fingers are tired of flicking the…
  • Earth Day 2014

    Arnie Lee
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Earth Day 2014 …crawling forward at a snail’s pace   “April 22 marks the 44th anniversary of the first Earth Day. This topic has been on my mind so much so that I’ve written and rewritten this article several times over the years. Here is my recollection of some of the thoughts that have followed me since this movement was in its infancy.” As April arrives each year I’m reminded of Earth Day. This year I’m dumbfounded as I have yet to read, hear or see mentioned anything about Earth Day. I suppose the environment has taken a back seat to events…
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    Florida Wedding Photographer

  • Florida Summer Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Sunflowers at sunset. Rod and Michaela tie the knot on one of Sanibel’s most beautiful destinations. The newly renovated Island Inn beachfront resort rest on 10 acres and has that old Florida charm. The ceremony setting was decorated with bright yellow sunflowers and purple signs and ribbon. The aisle was lined with hand-painted signs (by the groom) with sweet messages and quotes that made everyone smile. “I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything” – F. Scott Fitzgerald     “I married my best friend on July 19 at sunset on the…
  • Rachel + Phil | Sanibel Beach Wedding

    16 Jul 2014 | 8:14 pm
            “My husband and I were recently married in Sanibel Island, FL. Our wedding planner had recommended Scott Kelsey Photography for our wedding day. Since we are not from the area, we didn’t have the opportunity to get to meet the photographer in person, so we had to trust our wedding planner. I also visited Scott Kelsey’s website ahead of time, and immediately, any worries I had were put to rest. I could see that they did beautiful work with their photography!On our wedding day, both Scott and his wife Linsey were our photographers. Linsey came to…
  • Vanessa and Nathan – Sanibel Island Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    15 Jun 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Had a great time shooting Vanessa and Nathan’s wedding on Sanibel Island. The bride was getting ready at the Mathews beachfront cottage, it’s one of my favorites at the Island Inn with lots of natural light and gorgeous beach views. The groom and groomsmen were at the Sandpiper cottage, another amazing cottage with great views. The bouquet was fresh cut white Hydrangea’s, so sweet and simple,and looked great with her dress.   The guests received fans to keep themselves cool during the beach ceremony.     Location: Island Inn Sanibel Island Resort Wedding…
  • A Sweet Sanibel Wedding

    10 Jun 2014 | 5:09 pm
    This wedding took place at the Island Inn Sanibel, Florida. The bride and her family have been visiting the Inn since she was a young girl, it was more than perfect for her wedding. They brought tears to my eyes as I photographed their first dance together at sunset. It WAS beautiful.     Location: Island Inn Sanibel Island Resort Wedding Coordinator: Glory Williams with A Perfect Beginning Photography: Scott Kelsey Photography The post A Sweet Sanibel Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Naples Beach Wedding

    6 May 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Jon + Kristine | Naples Beach Wedding We had the pleasure of shooting Jon and Kristine’s Naples Destination Beach Wedding. We started the shoot off at the Naples Beach Hotel on the lawn and worked our way around the grounds to the beach where the couple said their vows. After the ceremony we walked up and down the beach shooting as many different shots as we could. Congratulations you two and we look forward to shooting more family photos for you all. Location: Naples Beach Hotel Wedding Officiant - Beach Promises, LLC  Scott Kelsey Photography | 239-834-9744 The post Naples Beach…
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    The Creative's Corner

  • August Computer Wallpaper Is Ready

    9 Aug 2014 | 12:42 am
    I just put up the computer wallpaper for August. After several days of rain, mushrooms popped up everywhere at the Lamar Haines Wildlife Area near Flagstaff. These tiny mushrooms were growing out of a fallen log. Head on over and get your copy of this month’s wallpaper at Have Fun, Jeff
  • What To Charge For Your Prints

    5 Aug 2014 | 8:58 pm
    An opportunity has presented itself, and you are asked to sell your prints in a gallery or a business. But what should you charge? Set your prices too low, and you’ll go broke. Too high, and no one will buy. What is a realistic balance? The answer to that question is as much magic as science. The problem is that there isn’t a hard and fast rule to determine pricing. Instead, it’s what the market will bear. Here are a few things to consider when it comes to setting a print’s price: What does it cost to make a print? Download my Cost Estimator spreadsheet to see what it…
  • New Lightning Photos

    26 Jul 2014 | 2:46 pm
    I finally had the chance to use my Lightning Bug lightning trigger and I love it. No more holding the shutter open for 30 seconds hoping to get something. No going out and taking 100 shots to get 3 photographs of lightning. It was great. Here are two photographs taken at the Little Painted Desert about 15 miles from Winslow, AZ. Have Fun, Jeff 1/4 second at f 4, ISO 200, 24-70mm f/4 L EF IS (USM) at 31mm   3/4 second at f 4, ISO 200, 24-70mm f/4 L EF IS (USM) at 31mm
  • How To Sell Products From Your Website

    18 Jul 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Selling products from your website is a great way to add another revenue stream to your business. You can sell physical products and downloads with ease. On my site I sell ebooks, greeting cards, stock photos and prints with ease. But to do this, you do need to take credit card payments and have a shopping cart. There are two ways to accept credit card payments: Have your own merchant account Use another business’ merchant account To create your own merchant account, you need to set up a business checking account at your bank. Then set up a merchant account with them. When approved, you…
  • Monsoon Lightning Photographs

    12 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    It’s monsoon season in Arizona, and so far we’ve had some some storms. A storm with a lot of lightning came through on July 5th, and I caught these lightning bolts. Yesterday my Lightning Bug lightning trigger arrived in the mail. With this, I should be able to capture even more lightning. All I need now is a lightning storm. If you want to try your hand at lightning photography, check out my article, How To Photograph Lightning, And Live To Tell About It. And be very careful. Have Fun, Jeff 7 seconds at f 11, ISO 100, 24-70mm f/4 L EF IS (USM) at 24mm   9 seconds at f 11,…
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • Stars Over Three Brothers

    Michael Frye
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Stars and clouds over Three Brothers, Tuesday evening; 20 seconds, f/2.8, 6400 ISOTuesday evening Claudia and I drove to Yosemite Valley. The moon was due to rise about 90 minutes after sunset, so I hoped to photograph the northern end of the Milky Way over Three Brothers, with the rising moon adding a bit of light to the peaks. We got to the Valley well before sunset, but there were some interesting clouds, so we decided to head to Tunnel View, where we found the usual August assortment of tour buses and people taking selfies in front of the panorama. I photographed some interesting patterns…
  • Getting Down to the Essentials

    Michael Frye
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Wildflower island and cascade, eastern Sierra; 100mm, 1/2 sec. at f/16, 100 ISOIt’s been an interesting summer in the Sierra. Last winter was one of the driest on record, but over the last month or so we’ve seen a steady flow of monsoonal moisture flowing up from the southeast, leading to frequent afternoon showers and thunderstorms over the higher elevations. We even heard about an epic deluge two or three weeks ago that flooded the parking lot and some of the tent cabins at the Tuolumne Meadows Lodge. That extra moisture has kept the streams flowing and flowers blooming in the…
  • Smoky Beauty

    Michael Frye
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Sun rising through smoke from Tunnel View, 7/28/14, Yosemite NP, CA, USAEarly Monday morning I drove up to Yosemite Valley, hoping that smoke from the El Portal and Dark Hole fires might create some interesting atmospheric effects. Yes, I went looking for smoke, something that photographers usually avoid. But smoke can impart a wonderful, ethereal quality to photographs – like fog, but with more color. At Tunnel View the smoke was thick enough to give the scene a misty, painterly look, but not so thick that you couldn’t see anything. Eventually the orange ball of the sun appeared…
  • A Surreal Night

    Michael Frye
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    El Portal Fire from the Glacier Point Road; 1:51 a.m., 7/27/14We had no inkling that anything was wrong until we reached Crane Flat, where a ranger told us the road down to Yosemite Valley was closed. Claudia had said that the wildflowers were nice in the Yosemite high country, so we decided to go for a hike up there yesterday afternoon. We drove through El Portal sometime between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. and continued up the Big Oak Flat Road to Crane Flat. Everything seemed normal. Near Yosemite Creek we passed the Dark Hole Fire. This is a lightning-caused fire that the park service is letting…
  • Should You Stay or Should You Go?

    Michael Frye
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Moon setting over Tenaya Lake, Saturday morning, 5:42 a.m.“I have always been mindful of Edward Weston’s remark, ‘If I wait for something here I may lose something better over there.’ I have found that keeping on the move is generally more rewarding.” — Ansel Adams Sooner or later, every landscape photographer has to decide whether to stay put and hope that the light gets better, or move somewhere else. Last Saturday morning, on the last day of my Hidden Yosemite workshop with The Ansel Adams Gallery, we rose early and drove to Tenaya Lake to capture the moon setting over the…
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    Photography Bay

  • Pentax K-S1 Mid-Level DSLR Announced

    Eric Reagan
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:59 pm
    The Pentax K-S1 is a new mid-range DLSR built around several of the solid technologies inside the Pentax K-3. In a world seemingly dominated by the resurgence of the retro design, Pentax has gone the opposite way with a modern design and a user interface that is designed with the mobile generation in mind. The K-S1 features a 20MP APS-C sensor with a sensitivity range up to ISO 51,200. Additionally, the camera sports sensor-based shake reduction and 5.4 frames per second. Pentax K-S1 Key Specs 20MP APS-C CMOS Sensor Prime M II Image Processor SAFOX IXi+ Auto Focusing System Continuous…
  • Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Lens for $269 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:22 pm
    ebay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED MC lens for $269.99 in limited quantity. The lens is available in Canon, Fuji, Olympus and Sony mounts. Check it out here on ebay. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Lens for $275 – Deal Alert Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens for $299 – Deal Alert Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens for $299 – Deal Alert
  • DxO Optics Pro 9.5.2 Adds Nikon D810 Support

    Eric Reagan
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
      DxO Optics Pro has been updated to version 9.5.2 with added support for the Nikon D810 RAW files. Additionally, the new version adds 894 new optic modules, which puts DxO Optics Pro past the milestone of 20,000 DxO Optics Modules. More info about DxO Optics Pro 9 is available on the DxO Labs website. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: DxO Optics Pro v6.5.5 Adds Support for Sony A33 and Nikon P7000 DxO Optics Pro v9.1.4 Adds Nikon D4S Support & More DxO Optics Pro v8.3.2 Adds Support for Canon 70D and Sony…
  • B&H Photo Receives 2014 E-tailer of the Year Honors

    Eric Reagan
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:29 pm
    It came as no surprise when I received a phone call last week from one of my contacts at B&H Photo that the company had been awarded 2014 E-tailer of the Year by Digital Imaging Magazine. Photography Bay has been closely affiliated with B&H since shortly after this site kicked off back in 2006. And before that, I had been a personal customer of B&H for several years dating back to my high school days as I browsed its ad in the back of Popular Photography every month. Bertha and Herman Schreiber surely could not have imagined what their business endeavor would turn into when they…
  • Nikon D4S Firmware Update ver. C:1.10

    Eric Reagan
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Nikon has issued a firmware update for the Nikon D4S. The new firmware version C:1.10 provides the following improvements: When SPORT VR mode, built into the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR, is selected, the same continuous shooting rate available when OFF is selected is now possible. When memory cards with capacities greater than 128 GB were formatted with the camera, they were formatted using the FAT32 file system.  They are now formatted using the exFAT file system. Operation has been changed so that when menus are displayed during movie live view and the movie-record button is…
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    Newscom FocalPoint

  • Guest Blog: Life on the Road with Jochen Schlenker­

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Rural scene, near Villingen-Schwenningen, Black Forest, Schwarzwald-Baar, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, Europe. Jochen Schlenker/Robert Harding/Newscom. License this image from rhphotos176651 Editor’s Note: Today for our featured guest blog we’re highlighting pictures and an interview from our partners at Robert Harding World Imagery. You can see more images from this special photo package – and license them – back at Newscom. See the original interview posted here. A Chat with Jochen Schlenker In 2005 Jochen Schlenker left his native Germany – and his IT career – to…
  • La Tomatina Festival

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    Young people fight with tomatoes during the traditional Tomatina festival in Bunol, Valencia, Spain, 27 August 2008. La Tomatina, held each year on the last Wednesday of August, counts with the participation of tens of thousands of people from all over the world. About 115,000kg of tomatoes were thrown 27 August during the one hour long tomato fight. BIEL ALINO/EPA/Newscom. License this image from epaphotostwo686234 Need something fun to do on your next vacation to Spain? Do you wish you could take a vacation to Spain? Yeah, me too. Anyway, if you happen to be vacationing right…
  • Around the World: Scotland

    Olivia Morley
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Dunagon Castle, Scotland. Jim Brandenburg/ Minden Pictures/Newscom. License this image from minphotos106003 Scotland has a rich history, and is probably most known for the cultural traditions that distinguish the area from the rest of the United Kingdom, (bagpipes, kilts, castles, sheep, the Loch Ness Monster, and… Ewan McGregor)? Well, even if McGregor doesn’t belong on this list, we can agree that Scotland is a one-of-a-kind place. From Edinburgh in the south to Glasgow in the north, Scotland’s cities are bustling metropolises, filled with tourists. Edinburgh…
  • Editors’ Picks: Tango World Cup, Excessive Signage, & Tattoo Close-Ups

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    People dance tango during a “Milonga” event under the circumstance of the Tango World Cup, in Buenos Aires City, Argentina, Aug. 23, 2014. The festival and the world cup is held from Aug. 13 to 26, offering “Milongas” or dance events with live music, conferences, theme exhibitions, performances, dance seminars, etc., in addition to the official competences with 574 participants from 37 countries around the world. [e]MARTIN ZABALA Xinhua News Agency/Newscom. License this image from xnaphotos427409The Argentine Tango is probably one of the most difficult…
  • 10 Twenty-Something Females Under 25 Whose Careers Are Red Hot

    Annabelle Quinn
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Zoe Kravatz and Shailene Woodley. PacificCoastNews/Newscom. License this from pacificphotostwo131035 These girls all have one thing in common: red hot careers. They are walking down red carpets on a regular basis, with photographers pointing their cameras right at them. Why? Because their pictures are hot commodities. And Newscom has all the latest images of these lovely ladies, so be sure to check out our list of 10 Twenty-Something Females Under 25 Whose Careers Are Red Hot. 1. Ariana Grande 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum – Press Room Featuring: Ariana Grande…
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    lensflare35 dave warner

  • 無料出会い系サイトのアプローチ方法をご紹介 (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    あなたも彼に提案してみたらどうでしょうか。いい出会いが訪れる事を願います? りさちゃんがさくぱんくん好きだから出会ったんですもん私達?!出会いって不思議!感謝です??
  • 難しくない!?無料出会い系サイトの使い方 (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    どうしてあなたたちは・・・・・・ w分140523_0100-京都放送-ご注文はうさぎですか?「CallMeSister.」この春から高校に通うべく新しい街にやってきたココア。虚しさだけが残った 三成『……たくさんの同志と知り合い、 アナタと出会う前の傷が、本人も結婚隠して口説いたらしいから擁護できないけれど、…
  • 「無料」以外の魅力も豊富な無料出会い系サイト (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    気遣って欲しい時…などに返事をもらえないと凹みます。 谷口さんたちと過ごした夢のような2日間。○○ちゃんの彼氏きもい」 マックで「店内でお召し上がりですか?」との問いに、40歳にしては野心に、 断ったら私をサクラ扱いする男の人とかは、「大丈夫?暖かくするんだよ?もし何かあったら呼んでくれても構わないからね?」友達として「ギリギリ」のラインの物言いだったと思います。やもえず離婚することもあるでしょう。…
  • 理想の形!?無料出会い系サイト (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
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    The Traveling Tripod

  • Discover New Parallax Scrolling with Adobe Muse CC

    Doug Bardwell
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Terry White, Adobe worldwide evangelist, shows how Adobe Muse CC lets you create stunning effects with just a few clicks. Make images and elements move in di... For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog:
  • Font menu enhancements in Adobe InDesign CC

    Doug Bardwell
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:57 am
    See how you can find the perfect font fast in InDesign CC. Search by family or style, save your favorites, and see live font previews in your layout. For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog:
  • Sonia Shi & Wayne Ning - Myagent - Real Estate Video & Photography

    Doug Bardwell
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:56 am
    Barfoot & Thompson. For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog:
  • Sync Settings in Creative Cloud with Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC

    Doug Bardwell
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:46 pm
    In this brief video, Principal Worldwide Evangelist Jason Levine showcases the Sync Settings feature in After Effects CC and Adobe Premiere Pro CC, enabling ... For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog:
  • Wedding Photography Beverly & Don @ The Flying Bridge

    Doug Bardwell
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    I recently photographed the Wedding of Bev & Donnie at the Cotuit Federated Church, Loop Beach and The Flying Bridge in Falmouth. I hope you enjoy this 3 1/2 minute montage. Music by Michael Oakland. For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog:
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    Royalty Free Stock Photography by Simon Moran -

  • Hong Kong Skyline Symphony of Lights Panorama

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    Click to license as a royalty free stock photograph  Hong Kong skyline panorama of the famous Symphony of Lights performance at night.
  • Blyth Beach Groynes Long Exposure

    11 Sep 2012 | 5:40 am
    Click to license as a royalty free stock photograph  A 42 second long exposure of the groynes on Blyth Beach, Northumberland, UK. A seabird sits on furthest post. The breaking waves have turned into silky smooth white and the clouds movement is blurred. Posts are sharp and the bird has remain virtually unmoved in the time (slight blur to head and tail).
  • Blyth Harbour at Dusk

    23 May 2012 | 7:54 am
    Long exposure of Blyth Harbour at dusk on a summers evening. A large transporter ship is visible on the left side of the harbour and an aluminium processing plant is visible on the right. Click here to license as a royalty free stock photograph
  • London Houses of Parliament Panorama at Dusk

    31 Jan 2012 | 3:03 am
    60 Megapixel panorama of the Houses of Parliament in London, UK. at dusk. Click here to license as a royalty free stock photograph
  • Smardale Gill Viaduct in Cumbria, UK

    26 Jan 2012 | 7:37 am
    Smardale Gill Viaduct in Cumbria, United Kingdom Click here to license as a royalty free stock photograph
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • No image is safe : Bing Image Widget

    Paul Melcher
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
     by Jim Pickerell Microsoft’s Bing has created the Bing Image Widget making It possible for any Bing user to embed, free of charge, on their website or blog any images found in a Bing Images... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • Brands will define pro photography for the next decade.

    Paul Melcher
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    There is a massive subterranean shift (no, not paradigm) happening right now in pro photography and it will define photography for at least the next 10 years. Like the movement of the continents, it... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • D810 Filmmaker Kit – Great Deal!

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    Seriously great deal on a great system!
  • BTS – Howard 500 Flyover

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Pietsch Pass is a special location for aviation photography I’ve been very fortunate to shoot from a time or two. In July, we conducted out first “real” shoot after some practicing. We had no way of knowing that a month later, we’d be putting it into action. The gorgeous Howard 500 made a stop at KMOT. Being good friends with Warren, when he told them of our special shooting location and said some nice things about me (really nice things), we made the mad dash to do the shoot. Sharon & I got in the truck and hauled ass (1hr drive) to Pietsch Pass, ran up the hill…
  • ACR 8.2 – Great Vid by Julieanne

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
  • Nikon Firmware Updates

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Nikon released a number of body firmware updates today for D4s, D610, D600, D7100, D7000 and D90. Find your update on the chart. Be sure you you follow the warning: The firmware cannot be upgraded when Network > Network connection in the Setup menu is set to ON. Be sure to set Network connection to OFF before attempting to upgrade the firmware.
  • How to Wow!

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Jerry is great, the light lessons amazing and the photography don’t suck. Go!
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • Chris Got Very Wet. And Cold. #icebucketchallenge (Chris Marquardt)
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:47 am
    The Ice Bucket Challenge is taking the world in storm. And to those who say “enough already”, I respond: if you don’t want to see it, ignore it. Here’s what this is about: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS. … Continue reading → The post Chris Got Very Wet. And Cold. #icebucketchallenge appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf647 – A Pan And A Stick Of Butter (Chris Marquardt)
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    Today’s episode continues the amazing journey – YOUR amazing journey – to become a better photographer. Chris also got an ice bucket dumped over his head.. for a very good cause. And yes, there’s video of it. Show Links: Chris … Continue reading → The post tfttf647 – A Pan And A Stick Of Butter appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • Workshops: Fotomonat September wird spannend [German] (Chris Marquardt)
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:44 am
    This one’s for the German listeners (or for those who live nearby and want to improve on their German). September ist Fotomonat mit drei spannenden Workshops: 6.-7.9.2014 – 24mm – Der Weitwinkelworkshop. Wir erforschen die Auswirkung von Brennweite auf Bildwinkel … Continue reading → The post Workshops: Fotomonat September wird spannend [German] appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf646 – Your First Step On The Journey To Become A Better Photographer (Chris Marquardt)
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Chris wants you to become a better photographer – come with him on a journey to explore photography and learn! The technical side is important, but the non-technical side is even more important – that’s where many photographers today want … Continue reading → The post tfttf646 – Your First Step On The Journey To Become A Better Photographer appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf645 – Oh So Many Questions (Chris Marquardt)
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:56 am
    Here comes the long awaited Q&A show! Allistair asks about filters, Gavin wonders about the focus on his lens, Joanne shot the picture of her lifetime and needs marketing advice, Satchin has a question about depth of field in full-frame … Continue reading → The post tfttf645 – Oh So Many Questions appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
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    Chris Bohnhoff | Photography and Motion Blog

  • In the Woods with Forager Chef: Video Profile

    1 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    One of the great things about taking on personal projects is that you can push yourself outside your comfort zone a bit with less stress than there would be on a paying gig. Under normal professional world circumstances, shooting still and moving images can be a mountain of stress. Given the right pre-production (and budget), it’s totally doable, but it involves some mental gymnastics moving between the two formats. Lighting, composition, audio considerations, relating to your subject. . . it can be daunting. Unless you’re calling all the shots and you’re OK with things…
  • In the Woods with Forager Chef: The Stills

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Alan Bergo discovers some chanterelles One of the best things to come out of my time collaborating at Heartland Restaurant has been my friendship with Chef Alan Bergo. Currently a sous chef at Heartland, it was Alan who prepared and styled the dishes we photographed. But, lucky for us all, Alan also runs a beautiful, entertaining and useful blog called Forager Chef. Over the past months I’ve consulted with him on his photography (read: hung out while he shot some stuff, offered a few opinions, then helped him eat his subjects), and a couple weeks ago he was kind enough to join me on a…
  • Kitchen De-Classified: Video Work for Mystic Lake Casino

    12 Jun 2014 | 1:17 pm
    A couple months back, Mystic Lake Casino+Hotel revamped the look of their Buffet, the largest of eight (!) food options in the complex. While the makeover didn’t impact the food coming out of the kitchen, it did provide an occasion to talk about some of the things that their kitchen does that people wouldn’t necessarily expect from a facility that serves thousands of diners per day. Executive Chef Richard Fisher had seen the piece I did last year at the Minneapolis Club with their Executive Chef Hakan Lundberg, and they brought me in to get behind the scenes to show buffet diners…
  • Japan 2: Shrines and Temples

    1 May 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Until recently (as in the mid19th century – recent relative to the history of Japan) Kyoto was Japan’s capital. Over the centuries thousands of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines were constructed, representing the highest forms of Japanese aesthetics and architecture. Just amazing places to see. Turns out three year olds even like hitting the temples: koi ponds! Pooh-San had fun too.
  • Japan 1: First Impressions

    29 Apr 2014 | 5:47 pm
    My family and I are on a two week trip to Osaka, Japan for my brother’s wedding. He’s lived here for over six years, but it’s our first time. We’ve been here for four days so far, and we’ve started to explore my brother’s Osaka neighborhood and taken first trips to Kyoto and Kobe. It’s a fascinating place, to say the least. I’ll be posting sporadically, street photog-style on the sights. For the photo geeks in the audience, I’m using a new-to-me mirrorless camera system on this trip that I’ve been excited to play with. It’s a…
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • Nikon D810 with SIGMA 50mm Art & Zeiss Otus 55mm Review Coming Soon

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    I’ve been very quiet this month as things have been very busy at my day job, but I’m still around. I am pleased that I have one of the best camera and lens combos on the market in my hands for testing! I hope to bring you a review soon, so please check back for updates! Nikon D810 DSLR Camera Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T* Lens for Nikon F Mount Conclusion Both the of the lenses in this article have been previously tested with my Canon 1D X and I loved them both. Now I’m getting a chance to put them on one of the highest resolution cameras…
  • 15% Off All onOne Software Store Products until August 31, 2014

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Thanks for attending my onOne Software webinar today! Click here and enter the coupon code ronmart15 to save 15% off all products in the store including presets and eBooks, so load up your cart! Here’s an example of how to use the code: Conclusion The video for the webinar will be here soon, so stay tuned! In the meantime, download a free trial to play around with the software or purchase using the links above today! Other articles you may enjoy If you enjoyed this article, you may also enjoy these: onOne Perfect Photo Suite 8 (B&W Products Comparison) onOne Perfect Resize 7.5 Ron’s…
  • COMPARISON: Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS vs 16-35mm f/2.8L II

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:36 am
    Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens gives users a sharp lens optimized for digital and image stabilization, so that might be enough for some to upgrade. I’d certainly do that if I had a 17-40mm f/4L, but would this new 16-35mm make me want to sell my 16-35mm f/2.8? I’ve owned the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens for quite some time and I’ve always loved it. Not only was I pleased with the wide angle reach, I was always impressed with the in-camera color/contrast I got from this lens over any of my other lenses.
  • $50 Off KelbyOne & $100 Off Photoshop World Discounts (Updated: July 31, 2014)

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    Yes, after a 6 month delay, my discount offer for KelbyOne is finally here! See the bottom of this article for a special offer for readers that gives you the best training on the web for 10% off anything at (including monthly and annual memberships). Behind the Scenes Video/Review of KelbyOne Were you ever curious what is behind the scenes for KelbyOne? I once did too, so I recorded this walk through of what you can expect after you sign up for your membership: Click here to see a video walkthrough of what you can expect after you get a membership. As you can see…
  • Sony RX100 III - The Best Quality Point and Shoot I’ve Ever Tested (Review Part II of II)

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:29 am
    Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera - Selfie Mode This is my third time reviewing a Sony RX100 series camera and I’ve reviewed quite a few Sony’s over the years. I always fall in love with the size and sexiness of the RX100’s, yet I always find myself at the end of the review feeling a bit underwhelmed thinking – is that it? Don’t get me wrong, this is an excellent camera, but I immediately ask myself “for nearly $800 price tag (at the time this was originally written), is this really the best bang for the buck?” With that in mind, I did a search on B&H on July 21,…
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  • Garden Overlook

    Pamela Viola
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
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    Kerry Garrison

  • eHow: The Sunny 16 Rule For Quick Exposures

    Kerry Garrison
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Want to explore your camera’s manual exposure mode, but don’t know what settings to start with? While no two situations are alike, a few constants reliably provide a good starting point for photographers. The sun is one: While time of day, haze, fog and clouds impact the sunlight, a bright, sunny day has consistent light that you can depend on […]
  • eHow: RAW or JPEG: What’s Best For You?

    Kerry Garrison
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    If you want to start a heated debate anywhere, try to get people to discuss RAW vs. JPEG. I will admit to already being on the RAW side of the fence, with no going back for me, though plenty of people argue that JPEG is just fine. So let’s delve into the difference and see what […]
  • eHow: Learning to shoot in manual mode

    Kerry Garrison
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Here is my second article for eHow. This article talks about the different settings you need to know in order to shoot in manual mode. Today’s cameras do a really good job when in fully automatic mode, but in order to make the most of your camera you should learn how to use your camera […]
  • eHow: Better Exposures Using Your Flash’s Guide Number

    Kerry Garrison
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you have ever shopped for a flash or read a review, you may have noticed a specification called the guide number (or GN, for short). The GN is a measurement of the flash’s power, which allows you to compare flash models. Even so, it’s hard to see how this number is useful to you. So today, let’s […]
  • eHow: Take Better Pictures by Mastering The Rule of Thirds

    Kerry Garrison
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:02 pm
    I have started contributing photography articles to This is the first of what I hope will be many more articles to come. There are several important rules of composition, but the first one you should master is the rule of thirds. With this one simple skill you will go from taking snapshots …Read More […]
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  • “Actual Photography is a Solitary Pursuit”: An Interview with Fred Lyon (Part 2)

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Editor’s Note: Part two of Rfotofolio’s interview with San Francisco photographer Fred Lyon Rfotofolio: Was there a photographic assignment you worked on that surprised you by how interesting or inspirational you found it? Fred Lyon: A few years ago I was unleashed in a newish vineyard in the rolling hills above Los Olivos, in Santa Barbara County, California. A gorgeous tumble of pristine, oak studded slopes it was conceived in the imagination of a wonder couple in the wine world, Ali and Charles Banks. Their eco plan in developing the land included preservation of the old oak…
  • First Public High Res Satellite Struts Its Stuff, Releases Sample Images of Madrid

    <a href=''>DL Cade</a>
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Cue privacy overreaction in three… two… one… Remember DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3, the first high-res public imaging satellite we told you about earlier this month? Well, it’s up in orbit, and the company wants to show off just how capable the WorldView-3 really is. Less than a week after Lockheed Martin got the thing into orbit, the folks on the ground opened up the door on the main telescope and began prepping it to snap picture of Madrid, Spain. Pictures DigitalGlobe just released to show you just how well this thing can count the number of shingles on the roof…
  • Photographer Creates a Fantasy World for Her One-Handed Daughter to Show Her Anything is Possible

    <a href=''>DL Cade</a>
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Photographer and mother Holly Spring‘s photography has always been about her daughter. Born with only one hand and suffering from something known as Hirschprung’s disease, little Violet almost died from surgical complications before Holly ever got a chance to take a single picture of her. Shortly after that, her husband bought her a DSLR, and she has been taking pictures of Violet ever since. Her photographs and digital creations feature wondrous scenes that show Violet in any number of fantastical scenarios. Whether she’s playing with a giraffe, holding a smaller version of…
  • Journalist Blames Photographer’s Reckless Behavior for the Kidnapping of Freelancer Steven Sotloff

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    27 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    It’s unlikely that pointing fingers and placing blame will do anything to help freelance journalist Steven Sotloff, who was kidnapped in 2013 and is currently being held by ISIS, the same militant group who executed photojournalist James Foley on video. But blame is being placed, and there’s a lesson to be learned from the supposed actions of one Canadian photographer initially identified only as “Alex.” “Alex,” who later identified himself as Canadian photographer Yves Choquette, was called out in a recent Daily Beast article by journalist Ben Taub, who…
  • Fly Past Neptune’s Moon Triton in this Video Made from Real Pictures Shot by Voyager 2 in 1989

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    27 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    25 years and two days ago today, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft passed right over Neptune’s largest moon Triton. It’s the only spacecraft to have ever done this, and as behoved the situation, it had its camera snapping photos just as quickly as possible so it could record this momentous occasion. Now, 25 years later, for the first time ever, NASA has combined these photographs into a time-lapse that shows you what Voyager 2 saw as it rocketed past the Pluto-sized moon at 25 kilometers per second.
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  • Abstract art reception at Belmont Hotel

    Nat Coalson
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:59 pm
    In November 2013 we held a private viewing of my abstract art at the historic Belmont Hotel in Leicester, England. I’ve [finally] posted the photos of the event. Click the image or click here to see the gallery.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Harmony

    Nat Coalson
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    This is another fine art abstract photograph I made in the underground cellar of a historic building in Barcelona, Spain. The picture is dominated by three large, sweeping curves. The interiors of the curves are filled with luminous fields of colour in blue, pink and purple hues. Around the outside of the frame, the colours blend into rich gold and green hues.Imagery can evoke powerful emotions and memories. Sometimes, as with this picture, the feelings are pleasant and harmonious … yet ethereal and undefined. The abstract forms presented here are reminiscent of beautiful things like…
  • New Landscape Photograph: The Bass Rock

    Nat Coalson
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:31 am
    This landscape photograph shows Bass Rock, off the coast of North Berwick, Scotland, with a lone gannet flying in the blue sky.Bass Rock is a steep-sided volcanic rock, 107 meters (351 ft) at its highest point. It is home to the world’s largest single rock colony of gannets, with over 150,000 birds. Viewed from the mainland, the surface of the rock appears white due to the number of birds and their droppings.The rock is currently uninhabited, but historically has been settled by an early Christian hermit, and later was the site of an important castle, which was later used as a…
  • New Abstract Photograph: La Hermosa Música

    Nat Coalson
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    I made this fine art abstract photograph at the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Spain. (OK… just this once, I will tell you what it is: stained glass windows reflected on metallic wall tiles.) The picture is bold and dramatic, dominated by multicolored squares of varying sizes set against deep black. This image is well suited as decorative art for contemporary interiors. Fine art prints are available in any size and on any material. Also available as a mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Please contact us for your custom order. Click the image…
  • New Abstract Photograph: Artigianale V

    Nat Coalson
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:23 am
    I made this fine art abstract photograph in the underground cellar of a 19th century building in Barcelona, Spain. The vertical format, featuring strong, diagonal graphics, creates a lot of visual energy. The color palette is comprised of earth tones and ruddy hues in brush strokes set against a background of light gold with a very subtle grid pattern. This image is available for purchase as a fine art print in any size and on any material. It works exceptionally well in contemporary interiors and hospitality settings. It’s also available as a mixed media Original on canvas, hand…
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    The Right Blue

  • Unspoiled Reef in the Red Sea

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Unspoiled reef in the Red Seaby B. N. SullivanThis is the kind of scene that divers' dreams are made of: a pristine reef in a remote location. We have been asked many times to name our favorite dive destination.  While it's difficult to choose just one location, we would have to include the Brothers Islands in the Red Sea among our top choices.  The remoteness of these two tiny specks, situated about 67 km (about 42 miles) off the eastern coast of Egypt, has helped to keep their lush reefs unspoiled.  The middle-of-nowhere location also attracts many large pelagic fishes of the…
  • All Tucked In: Clownfish in a Carpet Anemone Mantle

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos)by B. N. SullivanThis cute little fish really didn't want to have its picture taken.  It was hovering above the tentacles of a carpet anemone when we first spotted it, but as we approached, the fish dived under the anemone's mantle to hide.I settled in at close range, selected the settings on my camera, and just waited. And waited. And waited some more. Finally the little clownfish peeked out (as we knew it would) and I got my shot.The fish is an Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos). I'm not sure of the anemone species, but I…
  • A Fish with Camouflaged Eyes

    9 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Crocodile Fish (Papilloculiceps longiceps), Red Seaby B. N. SullivanMany animals in the sea have evolved colors and forms that allow them to blend in with their surroundings. Some animals use their camouflage to hide from predators — and some predators use camouflage to fool their prey. The critter in the photo above is a Crocodile Fish (Papilloculiceps longiceps), a bottom-dwelling ambush predator from the Red Sea.  The mottled coloring of this fish matches the sandy areas were it likes to lie in wait for its prey (usually other fishes).  Its body shape, including its head, is…
  • Living on the Wreck of the Zenobia: A Mediterranean Moray

    2 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Mediterranean Moray (Muraena helena)by B. N. SullivanThis is a Mediterranean Moray (Muraena helena).   We discovered this individual while diving on the Zenobia, a large shipwreck in Larnaca Bay, Cyprus. The eel was living in an algae-encrusted drain near what had been one of the big ship's lifeboat stations.The Mediterranean Moray is known to be territorial (like many other species in its family, Muraenidae).  Thus, we were not surprised when the local dive guide who was escorting us told us that this particular Moray had been residing there for quite awhile, and usually could be…
  • A Queen Conch snail, giving us the eye

    26 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Eyes and proboscis of a Queen Conch (Strombus gigas)by B. N. SullivanConch shells, like all seashells, are created by secretions from the mantle of the snail that lives inside. This happens gradually, over the snail's lifetime.  Most people have seen empty Conch shells, yet few have seen the snails that are the natural inhabitants of those large, heavy shells.  Fewer still realize that those critters have wonderful stalked eyes. All of the snails in the family Strombidae, to which Conchs belong, have these stalked eyes.  If you come across a live Conch shell while diving, you…
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  • Photography Training Tuesday – Photography Lighting Techniques, hhschools Updates

    Forum Admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    Today’s Training Tuesday blog includes the following information: hhschools Updates Using Light Meters   Open hhschools today and update to the most recent version to take advantage of all the improvements and new features for the fall’s school picture season. Service Items for the Admin CDs Just in time to take care of your schools’ administrative software needs. You’ll find the selection of the export to be much cleaner with the most common exports listed together and the rest of them tucked neatly away under the Show All option. Currently there are 207 to choose from.
  • How Can I Grow My School and Sports Photography Business?

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    25 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
      I get this question frequently from studio owners that are looking for new revenue streams. Actually, the answer is very simple (not easy, but simple), GO OUT AND SELL, NOW! Getting GOOD schools, the kinds with good buy rate and the kinds of schools you want to work with, is going to require that you go to them and ask for their business. Hit the Pavement and Ask for the Business: This time of year is a great time to touch your prospects because they are just starting the school year or in many cases school doesn’t officially start until after Labor Day. It’s the perfect…
  • Photography Training Tuesdays – Adobe Creative Cloud Workflow and Retouching Tips

    Forum Admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    This video is a supplement to last week’s Training Tuesday Blog about batch cropping in Adobe Bridge for ordering mini cards: In the video below, Julieanne Kost teaches the following: Cropping and saving  Adobe Creative Cloud workflow options (first topic) How to use soft proofing in camera raw (second topic) Spot removal – feather slider (third topic) Noise reduction – color smoothness (fourth topic) Using adjustment brush and pins (fifth topic) Interactive histogram (sixth topic) The tips in this video will help you be more efficient and effective with photo retouching. Another…
  • Optimizing Images for the Web Means Several Things

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    15 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    As a photographer, you’re probably already taking steps to optimize images for the web, but here’s an overview of our best practices: Optimize File Size and Dimensions This one is a no-brainer, and you’re probably already aware of it. If you’re displaying photos on the web, you need to reduce the file sizes so they load quickly. Studies have shown that 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less. Worse yet, 40% of people abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load. (Source) Not only do people leave your site more quickly if it loads poorly, but search…
  • Photography Training Tuesdays – Batch Cropping Cards in Lightroom

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    12 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    New videos posted on H&H’s website that will speed up your workflow:  Bentley just posted some very helpful videos on how to batch crop mini cards in Lightroom and Adobe Bridge. Check them out below! Click on these links for detailed information on Mini Cards: Skinny and Mini’s Cards: Square Mini Cards-Skinny Videos: Mini Cards-Square Videos: 
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    Ezra Gordon

  • Chore Tracker

    3 Aug 2014 | 4:45 pm
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  • Child Sponsorship App

    29 Jun 2014 | 7:26 pm
    A few months back I took a trip to home for street children in Bolivia. After talking to the organization, it was pretty clear that the home did not need more buildings or one time gifts, what they needed was monthly support. They said everyone wants to build buildings but nobody wants to donate money for things like pencils for school, food thats just consumed, and health care. I’m working on a web app that makes monthly child sponsorship simple & easy. These are just a few rough photoshop drawings of possible front end solutions. The post Child Sponsorship App appeared first on…

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  • Explainer Video

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
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  • Compassion Immersion Magazine

    3 Apr 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Compassion Immersion is a few weeks that WestGate carves out to celebrate all the things we support locally and globally as a church. When brainstorming what we will do for the 2013, I looked at all of the handouts, cards, invites and random paper products and there did not seem to be a clear message or strategy. I decided to create one quality product that would reflect the 1.5 million dollars given to people in need, that could be something to hold onto for a while. Due to the budget constraints we ended up going with a printer overseas which meant we needed to get stories written,…
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  • Construction without consensus

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    Certainly everyone in Stuttgart and most people who read the news in Germany is aware of the controversy around the plans to bury the train station in the city.The documentary film maker Gary Hustwit highlighted the problems in Urbanized (2011). In the part about Stuttgart 21 the main arguments for and against the project are brought to light. At the end of this section there is some footage about the major protest from September 30, 2010, which shocked not only the citizens of this rich and peaceful city but also people around the globe. How did it come to this?The project has torn up…
  • Stuttgart 21: Construction without consensus

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    The time is rife. After years of photographing the changes in the city of Stuttgart that this massive project have brought with it, I am finally going to be able to show a selection of these pictures in a solo exhibition in Freibug.   Too many people failed to take seriously the plans put forth by the Deutsche Bahn and the city of Stuttgart for a complete overhaul of the terminal train station here. The 16 tracks will be squeezed into an underground tunnel just wide enough for 8 tracks and will run perpendicular to the present train lines. The real estate that has been…
  • Exhibition 4

    23 Jun 2014 | 9:41 am
    The One Night Stand at Café BabelCanvases by Adi (4), Christel (2) and me (from the right)The Transatlantic Art ConneXion, which meets at least once a month in the DAZ in Stuttgart, organized and put on an art happening for the third time as part of the American Days on May 22, 2014. We decided on one central theme for the evening and one format. We have used the square format in previous shows and will offer our artwork to the Museum Ritter near Stuttgart, which specializes in all things in a square format.Sabine did a wonderful job of capturing the evening's theme "Connections" in her…
  • Exhibition 3

    22 Jun 2014 | 9:02 am
     Diverse PerspectivesJoel Micah Miller, Jim Martin, Edwige Damron, Uka Meissner-deRuiz, Martin Greeson and Jim PalikThe big show at the Café Künstlerbund was a success due to the terrific people who organized it and participated in it.Jim Palik and Uka Meissner-deRuiz were the veterans among us, each of them having over 50 years' experience as a photographer! We hung the show on May 18, 2014, and will take the pictures down a week from today on June 29.Jim helped Uka transport her huge picturesBernd Mückenhaupt, also a photographer and member of the Künstlerbund, helped us hang…
  • American Days 2014, Exhibitions 1 & 2

    17 Jun 2014 | 9:44 am
    Last month I was able to reap the rewards from months (and years) of work. I was privileged to be asked to show in four exhibitions at one time.The first was in the prison in Heimsheim (no cameras allowed, thus no pictures here), where I showed five of my black/white prints from my recent street photography production. This one was chosen to hang in the front hall where visitors go in and out. I had actually chosen the theme "In and out" for my images, and came up with a group that worked well together.The next show went up at the DAZ as part of the American Days celebration. There I hung…
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  • Quick Quotes: Charlie Waite

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:53 am
    “A landscape image cuts across all political and national boundaries, it transcends the constraints of language and culture” Charlie Wait A great landscape image needs no explanation.  At least not a verbal one. That is one of the things I love most about nature and landscape photograph.
  • Old Truck

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    Old cars and trucks are very much a part of the Palouse.  I photographed this one in an old car and truck ‘graveyard’.
  • Palouse Patchwork

    16 Aug 2014 | 2:04 am
    Back to my recent trip to the Palouse…… Photographing in the Palouse was pure joy because there was a photo to be made almost anywhere you looked and in almost any light.  Because there were different crops being grown side by side, and because the different crops had different shades of green and different rates of growth, the landscape was just a patchwork of color that took on an abstract feel. I have always enjoyed photos where a small detail is important or helps to define the image. In this image I feel that the tree, even though it is quite small in the photograph, plays…
  • The Snake House, Amsterdam

    11 Aug 2014 | 1:42 am
    A few days ago I posted an image of a door with urban art from my trip to Amsterdam. But the truth is that the entire building, of which the door was only a small part, was a work of art.  Based on the sign however, it seems like the Snake House is in danger!  You can visit the website on the sign to find out more (though it really doesn’t tell you why people want it removed, only that they want to save it).
  • Amsterdam Urban Art

    7 Aug 2014 | 2:27 am
    There was a street that we walked down on our recent vacation in Amsterdam that had amazing and varied ‘urban art’ along it.  I couldn’t help but take a few photos!
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  • Real Wedding | France | France Wedding Photographer DavidOne

    12 Aug 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Wedding Photographer: DavidOne, Chateau de Varennes, France Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: France Wedding Date: July 12, 2014 Client Names: Simone & Andrew Real Wedding Description An Australian wedding in France, at Château de Varennes. Simone & Andrew are living in Canada for their jobs, but they decided to marry in France, in Bourgogne. As they said in our first contact: “They have been together for 4.5 years and have spent the last 2.5 years living together in Africa. They were in the process of moving to Canada for work. They love fashion, art,…
  • Real Wedding | Washington | Renton Wedding Photographer Ben B. Nguyen

    12 Aug 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Ben B. Nguyen, Renton, Washington Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Renton Wedding Date: July 20, 2014 Client Names: Laura & Johnathan Real Wedding Description Laura and Johnathan had a magical wedding named “Mid Summer Night’s Dream”. Every inch of the Manor was decorated in loving phrases, flowers, lawn games, and furnishings. She surprised her new husband with a brand new Harley Davidson and he got a her a red Siberian Husky. The entire event was flawlessly executed and they stayed calm and relaxed throughout the event.
  • Real Wedding | Maryland | Annapolis Wedding Photographer Dennis Drenner

    12 Aug 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Dennis Drenner, Annapolis, Maryland Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Annapolis Wedding Date: October 05, 2013 Client Names: Tracie & Ted Real Wedding Description Tracie and Ted got married at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, a beautiful venue on an island in the middle of Chesapeake Bay. The venue has majestic views of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and faces west for beautiful sunsets after every ceremony. A small beach next to the venue is great for portraits. This wedding was particularly wonderful to photograph because everyone was so loving…
  • Real Wedding | Thailand | Krabi Wedding Photographer Pui Wanwimon

    12 Aug 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Pui Wanwimon, Krabi, Thailand Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Thailand Wedding Date: December 20, 2013 Client Names: Stacey & James Real Wedding Description We feel privileged that Stacey and James entrusted us to document their wedding day at such a beautiful venue Rayavadee Resort in Railay, Krabi. This stunning venue is a truly amazing place well hidden in a rain forest feeling. The surrounding area is gorgeous especially Phranag Cave, limestone cliffs and monkeys! It was our real pleasure to be part of this wedding and we are blessed…
  • Real Wedding | Taiwan | Taiwan Wedding Photographer Max Chuang

    12 Aug 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Max Chuang, Taiwan, Taiwan Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Taiwan Wedding Date: May 18, 2014 Client Names: Karia & Tsai Real Wedding Description The bride set up many games that made the wedding not only interesting, but touching. During the ceremony, she narrated the family story from a photo book she made herself, that broke everyone’s heart and the family was moved to tears. Wedding Photographer Contact Information Max Chuang | Taiwan wedding photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Max Fine…
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    David's Simple Photography

  • DIY Your Own 1000W LED Light Panel for Photo and Video

    David L. Tong
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Everybody needs light… The cheaper, the better, right? In our current technological stage where video shooting is as important as still shots, having a constant, non-flash light source is indispensable, especially when you don’t have access to good natural light often. Build this LED panel yourself at home with and save tons of money to […] Check the Full Post
  • How To: High Contrast Lighting for Bodyscapes

    David L. Tong
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    Barry Kidd’s approach to nude bodyscapes is keeping things simple yet powerful. This tutorial shows you how to achieve a nice, high-contrast lighting with minimal fuss. Note, video contains photo nudity (obviously). Check the Full Post
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    Echo - Pixpa Blog

  • How to Start Early with a Photography Business

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    Around the world, the commercial photography industry is growing. While the not-so recent economic downturn might have hampered progress for many in the field, there is a ray of hope. A string of young people, characterised as smartphone owners, successful professionals, hobbyists, passionate travellers and essentially creative, are turning to photography. For some, it might be a simple passion – for others, they’re getting into a serious photography business. If there’s one thing in common among all of them – it’s the fact that they’re all self-taught! Destin Sparks is…
  • In The Spotlight: John Bob Carlos

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:42 am
    This week we’re in conversation with John Bob Carlos: a Florida based wildlife and landscape photographer. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Carlos experiences a natural pull towards the region’s beauty. His photography aims to capture different shades and shadows of Florida. Carlos has been deeply concerned about nature conservation as well. He wishes  to save The Everglades in Florida and has been involved with various movements for the same. We’re proud to have been able to feature him on our blog. (Check out his complete portfolio at Florida Wildlife 1. Tell us…
  • How to Always Win a Photography Contest

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Ever participated in a photography competition? Have you been that close to winning and yet not won? Well, sometimes photography contests and competitions aren’t exactly a breeze – even for the most professional and well-known photographers. We’d all agree winning is great – but what when life doesn’t give you any lemons? Here’s how to make smart choices and not to let money or precious time go waste: 1. Make the right choice. Choose the right type of contest. It goes without saying that you should participate in contests according to the kind of photography you do. A…
  • Smartphoneography – Getting Smart with your Smartphone!

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    ‘Smartphoneographer’ – is that YOU? Yes, it is. And you’re not alone. Around the world, people are turning to their smartphones to simply click – From portraits, fauna and flora, interiors or products. You name it – photography via the smartphone has become quite the buzz. Winna Efendi famously remarked, ‘When you take a photograph of someone, you take a portrait of their soul.’ Interestingly, smartphones can now capture that very soul effortlessly. Your sole task is to understand the elements of the correct angle, lighting, focus and post-processing. And there you…
  • Catch the Pirate – Joys of Reverse Image Search

    17 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The woes of a photographer can be endless – and very valid. Remember Kris J. Boorman? The jaw-dropping image of Mount Fuji’s triangular silhouette caught from the Volcano’s summit blew away everyone in the fraternity – it became the #1 photograph on Reddit. Why then did he regret posting it? For one, the image got pirated right on the same thread and there was no stopping it. Moreover, the people using the images did not give him due credit. Photographers often complain that they are not recognized for their work. While Kris, like most creatives, admits that the recognition upon…
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    Niebrugge Images Photo Blog

  • Berg Bay

    Ron Niebrugge
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    Looking toward Wrangell Island from Berg Bay, Tongass National Forest, Alaska. I think one of the great things about traveling around Southeast Alaska in a relatively small yacht is the ability to anchor and spend the night in beautiful places like this one.  After a great day watching bears and Anan Creek, we pulled into this beautiful cove late in the evening, and then woke up to this beautiful, tranquil scene the next morning.
  • Fredrick Sound Orcas

    Ron Niebrugge
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    A couple of orcas in Fredrick Sound, Alaska. Just two from a much larger pod of killer whales we were able to spend time with down in Southeast Alaska.  Love watching orcas! These are two members of the AF5 pod, AF 18 and AF69.  The larger of the two, AF18 was born in 1969, his offspring, AF 18 was born in 2001.
  • Vally of Fire Photo Tour – Second Weekend

    Ron Niebrugge
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:04 am
    A hiker in the Valley of Fire State Park, near Vegas, Nevada. Since the first Valley of Fire Photo Tour filled so quickly, we have decided to add a second weekend, and that one is also beginning to fill.  This Park is closed at night, but I have secured permits to photograph on Saturday night which should be a lot of fun.  So if you want to learn more about night photography, or are interested in seeing this amazing park, check out this page for more information:  Valley of Fire Photo Tour.
  • Neets Bay Black Bear

    Ron Niebrugge
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    Black Bear searching for salmon in the river at Neets Bay, near Ketchikan, Alaska. I spend so much of my time watching and photographing the much larger Brown / Grizzly bears, that seeing Black Bears at Neets Bay was a lot of fun and an unexpected highlight.
  • Misty Fjords National Monument

    Ron Niebrugge
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    Rudyerd Bay, Misty Fjords National Monument, Alaska. I suppose it was appropriate that we had “misty” weather in Misty Fjords National Monument near Ketchikan, Alaska.
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    Kevin Hail Photography

  • Alaska

    2 Aug 2014 | 3:50 pm
    My first visit to Alaska. It is a land that easily reminds us that our creator is the original artist. I took over 900 images during the week.  Ansel Adams said, “Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.” With that in mind, I culled through to find the 5 photos that were significant to me.
  • A Road Trip Through New England

    27 Jul 2013 | 10:17 am
    My wife and I took a trip of a lifetime through New England by car.  Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine have some of the most beautiful sites the United States has to offer. Here are some of my favorite images from our trip.
  • Bush Library Dedication

    26 Apr 2013 | 8:32 pm
    What a momentous day! I was blessed to be present at the dedication of The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.  Surrounded by friends and great Americans, and of course, all five living US Presidents.  It’s a day that I’ll always remember.  Enjoy some of the behind-the-scenes shots I took of the big event.
  • Charles in charge

    22 Apr 2013 | 1:27 pm
    Had a lot of fun shooting senior portraits of my cousin, Charles Oakes.  Charles is a great young man with a bright future ahead of him.  He’s a tremendous musician and even does some modeling for Hollister.  So it was natural that he’d want to knock out some fun music-themed shots.  Lots of different lighting configurations and looks. Charles really wanted to achieve a blend of Elvis Presley and David Beckham portraits and I think we got pretty close.
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway and NBCF

    15 Oct 2012 | 10:10 pm
    This has been a great month so far for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (of which I’m the C.O.O). As you probably know, October is breast cancer awareness month.  The NASCAR community has been very supportive of our cause this October.  I’m going to post a batch of photos from Talladega Super Speedway this week.  They painted their logo on their infield and included us in their all their festivities.  This set of images is from the festivities at Charlotte Motor Speedway this past weekend.  There were three teams that raced in support of NBCF.  Danica Patrick and the Go…
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    Colby Brown Photography » Blog

  • A Photographers Guide to Visiting Yosemite

    Colby Brown
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    There are few places in the world that are as beautiful and inspiring as Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. When it comes to iconic locations that define a country such as the United States, it is hard not think of images of Half Dome or Yosemite Falls, both of which have been made famous over the years by photographers such as Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell that each helped define photography for their respective generations. The iconic Upper Yosemite Falls with early morning light While many people know that I grew up in the Bay Area, few actually know of…
  • An In-Depth Review of the Sony a7r

    Colby Brown
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    There is no doubt that Sony has the photo industry talking lately. While you can certainly purchase a very capable Canon, Nikon or Fuji camera, it is Sony that seems to be the most innovative these days, both in sensor and lens technology. So when Sony announced the a7 & a7r last year, I (like my of my colleagues) was intrigued, one could even say excited, with the notion of an affordable light weight, full frame mirror-less camera. Especially one that housed some of the same sensor technology that went into the popular Nikon D800e. But with this being 1st generation technology from Sony,…
  • Adobe Adds Multiple New Features to Photoshop CC (June 2014)

    Colby Brown
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:35 am
    When Adobe first moved to the subscription model, many photographers were up in arms about the new pricing structure. Among the complaints was the mindset that Adobe was just going to take our money and not provide any real benefits to the end user, even if this was against everything Adobe was saying. Part of the reason for the change from a product you could purchase outright in a store or a pure digital subscription model was the idea that the consistent forms of revenue for Adobe would free up its resources to be able to provide more timely updates to its software programs as well as add…
  • Spring 2014 Photography Contest/Giveaway

    Colby Brown
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    Spring is here and it is a time for rebirth and new beginnings. As a photographer this can have several important meanings from a simple shift in the seasons to a change in our mindset of what is to come for us in the coming year. To me it stands for the rebirth of mother nature. Between the wild flowers blooming to the increased flow of waterfalls around the world to specific animals awaking from hibernation…it is one of my favorite times of the year. This is why I am incredibly excited to announce my 2014 Spring Photography Contest. In an on going process to leverage the connections…
  • The Wonder of Australia

    Colby Brown
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:57 pm
    When it comes to bucket list locations around the world, I often hear other photographers mention Australia….the Land Down Under. Having explored the 6th largest country multiple times over the years I certainly understand why it is so sought after. Like Canada, much of the interior is full of vast empty spaces known as the “Outback” with the majority of the population of Australia living along the gorgeous coast line. While this generally means that travel times between locations in Oz can take a while, the country as a whole offers an incredibly diverse amount of…
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    Daily Ink: Behind the Lens - Chris Corradino Photography LLC

  • Experimenting with Creative Double Exposures

    Chris Corradino
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:13 am
    These are in-camera double exposures created with the OMD-EM-10. For the first image I set the shutter speed to 1/6th of a second and rotated the camera while pointed at the trees. The flowers were then photographed at 1/125 to keep them sharp. The camera puts the two scenes together rather quickly. Of course with a technique like this, there will be a few misses. Nevertheless, the results can be quite interesting when you get it just right. This Brooklyn Bridge shot was a bit of an accident with the first frame being a long 30 second exposure. Frame 2 was equally as long, but after bumping…
  • Brooklyn Bridge at Dusk, August 2014

    Chris Corradino
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:13 am
    If you were wondering about the image quality of a mirrorless camera, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Not only is it easy to carry and shoot with, but the results are stunning. This is a 25 second exposure at f11 and ISO 200 captured with the Olympus OM-D EM-10. It was mounted on a gorilla-pod as the colors of dusk swept over the city. My lens choice was the Olympus 17mm f2.8 pancake.
  • New Tutorial: 4 Directions of Light Every Photographer Should Know

    Chris Corradino
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    The direction of natural light can dramatically alter the way an entire scene is represented. A resourceful photographer will use this to their advantage. It's not overly technical and requires no additional gear. The key is your ability to recognize the four basic types of light. Front, 45 degree, 90 degree, and backlight. Let's take a look at the characteristics of each.  
  • Thanks for a Great Workshop!

    Chris Corradino
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    I would like to thank everyone who came to Brooklyn last night for an awesome photo workshop. The threat of stormy weather actually worked to our advantage with less crowds to contend with, and a stellar sky! We worked on everything from high ISO work, to graduated ND filters, live view, super long exposures, creative composition, and more. Thanks to Sue for capturing these shots of the group at work. 
  • August in NY, Street Scenes

    Chris Corradino
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:51 am
    These are street scenes captured over the last three days with the Olympus OMD EM-10. Thus far, it has been a fun camera to shoot with, offering full manual control and unlimited creative potential. The small size and tilting screen also allow me to blend into my surroundings and capture the unposed side of life. Panning at 1/25th. Unlike a DSLR, you actually see your captured image in the viewfinder for a split second.  Early in the day, I've been shooting around ISO 1000 with good results.  Reflections in a Macy's Window. The Empire State Building in a puddle of dirty water. …
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    PPA Today

  • Top August Discussions on theLoop

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Summer is ending, but these conversations are just starting up! Check out these topics heading up on theLoop:Marketing: What works & what don'tDo you have a marketing strategy that works? Have a story of one that went horribly wrong? Share it in this thread and learn from everyone's successes and failures!PPA Members: Street photography and "model" releasesIf you do any street photography, this is a great thread for you! Do you usually get releases? Do you have to? The short answer is yes. Get in on this great conversation for more - it could protect your business down the road!Sports…
  • Down Goes the Camera

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    By Danielle BrooksI seriously think PPA hit the jackpot when they asked me to guest blog for them. I'm not saying I'm the greatest thing since sliced bread, rather so much has happened to me in the past year that I am running the gamut of all things newsworthy. It started with Imaging USA, me losing my job, jumping head first into full-time photography, and literally applying everything I learned at Imaging USA as a business owner. I am so honored to be sharing my ups and downs with you all, and this post is certainly no different. This past month I had the most horrific thing that could…
  • Top 10 Blog Posts of the Week: 8/16 - 8/22

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Happy Friday! You've made it through another week - and here are some of the crazy things in the world of photography you may have missed. U.S. Copyright Office Announcement Regarding Release of a Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third EditionThat's a mouthful for a headline, but you'll want to read this piece. The US Copyright Office released the Third Edition of Copyright Office Practices this week - what's that mean for you? A more accessible and transparent document on what copyrights are and aren't, and who can claim them. It's the result of more than two…
  • Giving - More than a Charitable Endeavor

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:53 pm
    By Mariah Ashley Author's Note: Required Reading! The Go-Giver, by Bob Burg and John David Mann. A little story about a powerful business idea. I was alone in the upstairs bedroom. Amanda (the bride) was late getting back from the salon so I spent my time photographing her dress and invitation. Her mother kept popping in with other things she thought I might find interesting, among them a pair of fabulous Louboutin sequined heels. "Oh, fancy! Shoes are like porn for women," I joked cradling the shoe near my face. "So true," said Amanda's mom, with a chuckle. "Everything about this wedding is…
  • Super 1 Day Returns in October

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:51 pm
    From October 6 to 20, fall Super 1 Day classes will take place all over the globe on every photography skill and strategy you can imagine. PPA will offer members and non-members alike the opportunity to attend a litany of daily workshops ranging from a class on working with strobe & speed lighting units in California to newborn photography in Daegu-city Korea. All of the classes are taught by professional photographers and are tailored just for you. There are dozens of different courses offered at a variety of different times and dates, so finding one that fits your busy schedule is a…
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    Tangents Blog

  • hot-air balloon ride

    Neil vN
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    hot-air balloon ride During my visit to South Africa, two of my friends, Jerry & Linde, arranged a surprise for me – an early-morning ride in a hot-air balloon in the Magaliesberg area. This was a first time for me – and I have to wonder now why I had never done this before – it is exhilarating! (This must be old news for those who have done this before.) With this entire 2-week visit to South Africa, I decided to forego all the heavier, bulkier camera gear, and only take my Fuji X100s (vendor). It’s a specific decision where I forego the versatility of getting…
  • using interesting available light & white balance options

    Neil vN
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:48 am
    finding interesting available light & white balance options It’s always a feel-good moment to discover interesting available light while out on a photo shoot. Something unusual to add a new flavor to a different sequence of images. While photographing a model with Tilo Gockel and Mike Silberreis (both from Germany on a visit to NYC), we started off with off-camera flash to help with the strong sunlight. (You might remember Tilo from a recent guest article on product photography on a budget.) Then, while positioning Olena, I saw part of her dress had a patch of bright light…
  • photography classes – video tutorials

    Neil vN
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    photography video tutorials by Craftsy Boudoir Photography, with Jennifer Rozenbaum Capture gorgeous images that celebrate your client’s sensuality with professional photographer Jennifer Rozenbaum as your guide. Learn how to collaborate with your client to develop a styling concept, and discover flattering wardrobe and makeup recommendations to match. Master lighting for boudoir photography with simple setups that complement three photo-shoot themes: sexy, romantic and edgy. Empower your client in front of the camera with poses that emphasize her favorite assets and minimize problem areas.
  • portrait photography: dramatic lighting with fresnel lights

    Neil vN
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:58 pm
    dramatic lighting with fresnel lights – photo session w/ Jen Rozenbaum For the portrait session of Jennifer Rozenbaum, I wanted to show her in her “office” – the studio where she shoots boudoir images of her clients. But instead of photographing Jennifer in a boudoir style, I wanted this to be portraits of her, the boudoir photographer, where she works. Her office as such. Still, it needed to be sexy, a little feral, yet sweet, and very much her. The daylight studio where she photographs her clients – flooded with light. While this soft, low contrast light is…
  • using tele-converters: extra lens compression for tighter portraits

    Neil vN
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:35 pm
    using tele-converters: extra lens compression for tighter portraits One of the techniques to have your subject really stand out from the background, is to use the longest focal length on your 70-200mm telephoto zoom. One of the first things I do, is to zoom to maximum focal length, and then step backwards to find the composition … and then only zoom wider if necessary.  Doing it this way, forces you to use the longest focal length. This compression focuses attention on your subject by creating separation from the background. To extend the range of my 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, I always keep a…
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    【The 2010 Project】恋愛ブログ情報サイト:恋に出会う方法教えます

  • 「エッチな出会い系サイト趣味友」は作れますよ

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    期待はずれになってしまった経験って、「エッチな出会い系サイト趣味友」は作れますよ。 無料出会い系サイトは全体的に利用する人が多いですから、同時に利用することで出会いのチャンスが、持っているということも伝えることが、なぜか男友達ばかり増える。 リアルな友達より、しないとうまくいくものもうまくいかなくなっちゃうって気が、異性になりますが、 返事が来れば、…
  • 「先輩」がいます

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    彼女は、無料サイトと有料サイトに分類されます。勉強とは違った事を、 複数のサイトを掛け持ちした際に陥りやすいトラブルに、 これは僕のような弾性から考えてもいいと思うのです。待ち合わせ場所までの交通費込みで6,000円を振り込みました。という意味です。段階的なものは、頻繁に会うのはNG…
  • 相手のプライベートに関する話を詮索するようなことは止めておきましょう

    6 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
  • それでアクセスが自由にできる

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    ですので逆援遊び目的でつきあわされたり、本音でしょう。それらは有料と考えるべきなのです。 ポイントを支払うようにという内容になっているのですが、 プロフ・ブログ・コミュニティ等も簡単されているのです。結構な金額になります。そんなに簡単にはセックスフレンドを作ることは出来ないでしょうね。 だけど、 そして、 出会い系サイトでは健全ではない付き合いを、 稼いでいるチャットレディ達は、…
  • 不況が続いて副業がいつの間にか本業になってしまった人も多いでしょう

    30 Jun 2014 | 11:42 am
    これで副業として成立させることが出来る可能性が高まるのです。 休日ごろごろしてるのが悪いとは言いませんが、一記事に数時間かかるようであれば、私が副業を始めるきっかけになったのは、 効率よく稼ぎたい、わたしは、本業が終わってから週に何回かなら取り組みやすい副業になると思います。これひとつのみといった方法で行う運用ではありません。そこをクリアすれば良いだけです。ネット副業として大変おすすめです。…
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    keith pitts photography

  • Spring Wedding | Hermosa Inn | Paradise Valley, AZ

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:31 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. “Love is meant to be an adventure.” – Gordon B Hinckley This beautiful wedding this past May was held at the Hermosa Inn. Such a special spot for an intimate wedding. (We had shared a sneak peek from this wedding back in May but wanted to tell the full story).  Cicely Rocha-Miller and her team at Life Design Event Planning did an outstanding job for this truly special couple.  (Beautiful floral by the…
  • Magnifico Matrimonio | Wedding in Sicily | Sneak Peek

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:32 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. There is such a great back story to this wedding. We can’t wait to share all the sentimental reasons why this wedding took place in San Cataldo, Sicily. While the couple enjoys a honeymoon stint in Giardini Naxos on the Sicilian coast (well deserved I might add!) we wanted to share the tiniest of sneak peeks with them before we head back to Phoenix. Thank you so much T + R for including us at this most heartfelt,…
  • Modica | Sicily Travelogue

    20 Jul 2014 | 1:33 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. Check out today’s post! Click HERE  
  • Our Sicily Travelogue

    18 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. Keith is enjoying his Fujj X100s! He decided to document our three weeks in Sicily with this camera and so far he has been pretty pleased. If you want to see what we are up to on our trip, just check out our other BLOG!    
  • Summer Wedding | Genesee Valley Club | Rochester, NY

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:23 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.  There are all types of love in the world but never the same love twice – F Scott Fitzgerald It is always such an honor to be part of a couple’s wedding. It is such a special role, to document their love and to tell the couple’s wedding day story. It’s always nice to get back east for a wedding. Especially a June wedding. What a beautiful summer day for this wedding in Rochester, New York. The…
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  • National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014 Winners

    7 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Grand Prize – The Independence Day While on storm chasing expeditions in the Tornado Alley in USA I have encountered many photogenic supercell storms. This photograph was taken while we were approaching the storm near Julesburg, Colorado on My 28th, 2013. The storm was tornado warned for more than one hour, but stayed an LP […] Related posts: National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2013 Winners National Geographic Traveler 2012 Photo Contest Winners National Geographic 2010 Energizer Photo Contest Winners National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 Winners 2013 National Geographic…
  • Master Yousuf Karsh and His Legendary Portraits

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Winston Churchill, 1941 My portrait of Winston Churchill changed my life. I knew after I had taken it that it was an important picture, but I could hardly have dreamed that it would become one of the most widely reproduced images in the history of photography. In 1941, Churchill visited first Washington and then Ottawa. […] Related posts: Legendary Jazz photographer dies Edward Henry Weston – Master of 20th Century Photography Frank Horvat – Elegant Fashion Master Legendary Couple – Fernand and Lisa Fonssagrives Robert Capa: 20th Century Master of Photography
  • OPA #60 – ‘On the Stage of Life’ by Fan Ho

    10 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    Fan Ho – On the Stage of Life, 1954 One Person who has won more than 280 International awards right from the 1956, it cant be none other than Fan Ho. A fellow of almost all of the leading Photographic Societies in the world. He was a versatile artist trying his hands on film making […] Related posts: Peter Turnley: Positive Outlook on Life Annie Leibovitz. Life & work Gallery Shows Both Sides of Ansel Adams Dispute Sarolta Ban – Photomanipulations Master Welcome to New Gallery on Alafoto!
  • Sorry, BRA71L… Mourning a defeat in World Cup 2014

    9 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    In one of the most shocking World Cup semi-finals ever, Brazil, the host nation, conceded five goals in the first half an hour as they were utterly humiliated on home soil by Germany. Fans across the country reacted in shock and horror, while the players themselves could scarcely believe the magnitude of the defeat. They […] Related posts: 2014 Brazil World Cup Calendar Sony World Photography Awards 2014 World Water Day 2012 in Photos Santa Run around the World Nikon Small World Competition 2011 Winners
  • 2014 Brazil World Cup Calendar

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Getting photograpger Tim Tadder and CGI master Mike Campau on the same project is probably as high-end as it gets. THe two recently collaborated on the production of the 2014 World Cup Calendar. The project involved shooting 12 of the common moves done in football (soccer if you live in the USA) by gorgeous models. […] Related posts: Storms, Stars & Lightnings Hunter Mike Hollingshead Lavazza Calendar 2014 by Martin Schoeller Playboy Playmate Calendar 2014 [NSFW] Aubade Lingerie Calendar 2014 Sony World Photography Awards 2014
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  • Creative vs Technical: The Making of a Photograph

    Ben Neumann
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    Creative vs Technical is a good battle when it comes to the image making process. If I had to choose I would say I’m more technical than creative. This is an area that can be improved in my photography. I would like to become more instinctually creative and let my technical tendencies be less important in the process. What exactly am I talking about? When I first started photography, my images sucked. The subject of the image, along with the horizon line, was dead center. The image was made at eye level. The exposure was mostly unintentionally “incorrect”. I could go on…
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    KEH Camera Blog

  • Competitions and Art Shows

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you have been taking pictures for a while now you may be wondering how well you really are doing.  It's easy to see your progress in the beginning, but there will come a time when you need another set of eyes to help you see where and how you can make improvements to your work.  You may indeed need many sets of eyes to get to your best work.  This is where art shows and competitions can be helpful.  If you have never been involved with either the thought can be daunting.  I am no pro at either, but lucky for you I know people who are!  I will go over some of…
  • Competitions and Art Shows

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  • Heritage Photographs: The Basics and Getting Ready

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    (POST 2) The Why & The HowThe basic goals of preserving older photographs are:·       Goal I: Create beautiful original or restored digital images. ·       Goal II: Preserve original images and keepsakes in the best way possible.I have a loved one with a room dedicated to family keepsakes, photo albums, papers and documents. I don’t mean a display room, I mean a large storage room. And that room is packed. We haven’t mentioned the garage yet. I might tease them about episodes of Hoarders, but the real source of help will be…
  • Lightroom: Lets Make a Book

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Post 35Series: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom®A What?A book? Really? Why would I want to do that in Lightroom?Adobe partnered with Blurb in 2013, and Lightroom 5 and InDesign (with Blurb plug-in) became a great way to seamlessly go from image to design to published. From the Blurb website: “Our mission from the beginning has been to empower people to self-publish. The more ways to do it, the better. The more people doing it, the better. The more books in the world...well, that’s the best part of all.” Once you make your book, Blurb has a tool called BookWright that provides a way to…
  • And Now For Something Completely Different...

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Today I want to have a little bit of fun.  Do something unexpected.  Today I am going to share with you a little series I call "Things I Found in a Parking Lot".  I use this series to demonstrate how photogenic our surroundings can be.  You don't need an expensive trip to an exotic location to have great things to photograph.  I challenge you to keep you camera in the car with you for one week.  If you see something cool on the side of the road, pull over and photograph it.  (Assuming it's safe to do so.  Use your noggins folks.)  Practice the…
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    Photography by John Michael

  • Improvement

    John Michael
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:29 pm
     Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are  unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain  bound. - James Allen The post Improvement appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
  • LOVE

    John Michael
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:59 pm
    “Love means to look at yourself The way o