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  • Not every image has to be award-winning

    Have Camera Will Travel
    18 May 2015 | 9:08 pm
    I gave a talk to first year photography students at James Cook University the other day. It was a chance to hopefully give them a little bit of insight into the workings of the small niche of photography that I work in - namely that of travel editorial and stock photography with a smattering of commercial work here and there.One of the questions I received was something along the lines of do I take lots of images to flesh out an idea before taking the final shot. Yes, yes and majorly yes.The digital camera is like a visual notebook for me. I use it to photograph anything and everything that…
  • Texas flooding

    Big Picture
    26 May 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Major rainfall over the past few days has caused severe flooding and property damage in parts of Texas. Houston received more than 10 inches of rain overnight, which closed highways, shut schools, and suspended public transportation. Authorities have reported 11 people killed from the recent storms that hit both Texas and Oklahoma with others still missing. -- By Lloyd YoungSan Marcos firefighter Jay Horton rescues a woman from in flood waters in San Marcos on May 24. Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami,…
  • Why Your Pictures Are Better Than You Think They Are

    Photofocus
    scottbourne
    26 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Tens of millions of cameras are sold every year. More than one billion people around the world own a camera or a smart phone with a camera. Billions of photographs are made weekly. How are your photos any different or better than those made by everyone else? Why would anyone want to look at YOUR images? What is about your work that stands out from the millions pictures made by people around the country who also have cameras? PhotoCopyrightScottBourne I know the answer even without seeing your work. I know there are two very distinct reasons your photographs stand out… 1. There is only one…
  • My Favorite Features in Adobe Lightroom 6 (CC)

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    Jim Goldstein
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    The long awaited next version of Lightroom is out and below is my list of favorite features and improvements: Note before you upgrade I recommend reviewing  Steps to Save Your Ass With Lightroom Catalog Changes 1. Graduated Filters – Brush function A new Brush function has been added to Graduated Filters so that you can create custom edges versus a linear edge. Graduated Filter Brush Function 2. Performance: Optimized Multi-Processor and Multi-Core Support + GPU  Utilization This version of Lightroom has improved export performance that leverages more of your available system…
  • 5 Macro Photography Tricks to Make Your Images Stand Out

    Digital Photography School
    Alex Morrison
    26 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day for the next 7 days. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any!  In the world of macro photography, most of discussions seem to surround the technical aspects of this photographic art form. Amongst my colleagues, lens choice comes up a lot, along with the use of a flash, extension rings, and bellows. Dynamic and creative macro photographs. I’d like to switch gears away from the technical, and share some of my tricks to help you creatively enhance your…
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  • The Masks We Wear (30 photos)

    26 May 2015 | 10:48 am
    We wear masks for many reasons: for fun, for protection, or to make a statement. In turbulent public settings, obscuring one's face can protect an individual from retaliation while evoking fear and uncertainty in others. Donning the mask of a cultural, political, or religious figure can lend that person power and further his or her legacy. Those who wear masks to protect their faces from environmental hazards may also end up sending a message of caution to outside observers. In many cases, though, masks play a more lighthearted role, allowing the wearer to take part in a festival and…
  • Photos of the Week: 5/16-5/22 (35 photos)

    22 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    This week we have photos of an 80-foot-high tire in Michigan, dozens of Siberian students smashed into a car, two volcanic eruptions, yet another nail house in China, synchronized swimmers in a pond at the Chelsea Flower Show, a view from the top of the 104-story One World Trade Center, cows on the beach along the Mediterranean, a solar halo above Mexico, and much more. Stagehands carry dismantled set pieces from the "Late Show" with David Letterman stage outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan, New York, on May 21, 2015, after the taping of his final show. (Stephanie Keith…
  • The Spectacular Seda Monastery (23 photos)

    21 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    High in a treeless valley in China's remote Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture lies the the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world. Founded in 1980, the Seda Larung Wuming Tibetan Buddhist Institute consists of a few main buildings and a tens of thousands of small dormitories built on the surrounding hillsides. At any given time, the Institute houses up to 40,000 monks and nuns who come from different schools of Tibetan Buddhism: Nyingma, Gelug, Sakya and Kagyu. Students usually take six years to complete the formal training. Higher levels of training can take 13 years. Seda…
  • An Oil Spill Fouls the California Coastline (17 photos)

    20 May 2015 | 8:07 am
    An oil pipeline burst yesterday, spilling an estimated 21,000 gallons (79,500 liters) of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California. The oil slick spread at least four miles along Refugio State Beach by sunset, as emergency response and cleanup crews converged on the scene. The pipeline was secured hours after the discovery of the spill, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. An oil slick spreads along the coast of Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California, after an oil pipeline ruptured on May 19, 2015. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)
  • The Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 35 Years Ago (32 photos)

    18 May 2015 | 12:18 pm
    On May 18, 1980, 35 years ago today, an earthquake struck below the north face of Mount St. Helens in Washington state, triggering the largest landslide in recorded history and a major volcanic eruption that scattered ash across a dozen states. The sudden lateral blast—heard hundreds of miles away—removed 1,300 feet off the top of the volcano, sending shockwaves and pyroclastic flows across the surrounding landscape, flattening forests, melting snow and ice, and generating massive mudflows. A total of 57 people lost their lives in the disaster. This anniversary always hits home…
 
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    Big Picture

  • Texas flooding

    26 May 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Major rainfall over the past few days has caused severe flooding and property damage in parts of Texas. Houston received more than 10 inches of rain overnight, which closed highways, shut schools, and suspended public transportation. Authorities have reported 11 people killed from the recent storms that hit both Texas and Oklahoma with others still missing. -- By Lloyd YoungSan Marcos firefighter Jay Horton rescues a woman from in flood waters in San Marcos on May 24. Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami,…
  • Oil spill in California

    22 May 2015 | 3:14 pm
    A section of pipeline off Refugio State Beach in California ruptured on Tuesday, spilling about 105,000 gallons of crude oil. Nine miles of the scenic coast are affected and the governor declared a state of emergency. Crews have been cleaning the habitat and helping the wildlife caught in the oil slick all week. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelCalifornia mussels and a crab are covered in oil at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., May 21. More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of…
  • Cities in the clouds

    20 May 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Here is a selection of images the Reuters news agency pulled from its files showing cities shrouded in weather that make them appear to be living among the clouds. -- By Lloyd YoungHeavy fog rolls by early in the morning near the Dubai Marina, United Arab Emirates, on Nov. 21, 2007. (Steve Crisp/Reuters)
  • Turmoil in Burundi

    18 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Since Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he was seeking a third term, protests and violence erupted. The political crisis brought on last week’s attempted coup, and has forced many to flee the country to seek refuge. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelA Burundian refugee boy sits inside a mosquito net in his family's makeshift tent room set up by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) in a refugee camp in Gashora, Rwanda, May 18. According to the United Nations' refugee agency, more than 105,000 Burndians have fled the country to seek refuge in neighboring…
  • Amtrak derailment

    15 May 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Authorities continue to investigate the scene of a fatal train derailment on a route between Washington and New York last night. The death toll stood at seven Wednesday afternoon with more than 200 injured from the accident that occurred in Philadelphia at a notorious curve on the line. -- By Lloyd YoungEmergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train derailment on May 13 in Philadelphia. The Amtrak train, headed to New York City, derailed and crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens of others. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)
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    Digital Photography Review

  • Seeing is believing: Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review

    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Panasonic's Lumix DMC-CM1 smartphone goes above and beyond the typical mobile device camera specs with a 20MP 1"-type sensor, F2.8 lens and 4K video capture. With its impressive camera specification and unusual design it's the closest thing to a true hybrid device we've seen yet in the current marketplace. Read on to find out how it performs in our full review. Read more
  • Toshiba expands its Exceria Pro SD card line to include 64GB and 128GB models

    26 May 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Electronics giant Toshiba has announced higher capacity models of its high-speed Exceria Pro SD cards, increasing the maximum storage available to 128GB. The 16GB and 32GB Exceria Pro cards have existed for some time in European markets. Toshiba claims they achieve read speeds of 260MB/s and write speeds of 240MB/s, and the new 64GB card is said to follow suit. The highest capacity 128GB card offers a read speed of 260MB/s but a write speed of 150MB/s. Read more
  • Sony launches Z3+ with 20MP camera

    26 May 2015 | 2:22 pm
    When Sony launched its new Xperia Z4 flagship a few weeks back it was a Japan-only release. Today the Japanese manufacturer has announced the Xperia Z3+, which is essentially identical to the Z4 but will be available globally. It includes a 1/2.3-inch 20.7MP Sony Exmor sensor coupled with an F2.0 lens offering an equivalent focal length of 25mm. Read more
  • Canon Rebel T6s/T6i Lab Report added to First Impressions

    26 May 2015 | 9:16 am
    We've finished putting the Canon EOS Rebel T6s and T6i (760D and 750D) through our battery of image quality tests, and have updated our First Impressions Review with these results, along with explanations of what you might expect out of Canon's latest 24.2MP APS-C sensors. Curious about their dynamic range? Read our updated First Impressions to learn more
  • Samsung WB2200F sample photo gallery posted

    26 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    We've been toying around with Samsung's WB2200F, which resembles a small Canon 1D X more than a superzoom, for several weeks. We picked out our favorite photos from this 60X zoom camera and have compiled them into a real-world samples gallery for your enjoyment. View photos
 
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  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Kaylee Greer!

    Brad Moore
    26 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Photo by Sam Haddix Hi! I’m Kaylee. And I’m going to tell you something that will knock your socks right off. Ready? I love dogs. And oh my gosh, I wish I could say this in a sort of casual, non-chalant, “Yeah I think dogs are pretty cool, no big deal,” sort of way. But you guys… I mean it. I mean like, in a totally and completely bonafide ‘crazy dog lady’ kind of way. So, it’s kind of embarrassing when I walk down the street and audibly and uncontrollably squeal with delight over every little wiggling, passing pup I see. My friends actually try and deter…
  • It’s “Reprocess Your Old Images” Tuesday

    Scott Kelby
    26 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hope you had a really relaxing Memorial Day weekend. I had a lot of fun going back and doing something this weekend I’ve wanted to do for a while, and that is to go back to some of my original files, and reprocess them from scratch to make new versions that: (a) Reflect what I like today, as my tastes on post-processing have changed (b) Let me use the latest tools and plug-ins (c) Let me experiment more than I had the time to do, probably because I was on a tight deadline …and I’m delighted with the results. Above: Here’s the one I did back in 2012 — note the HDR…
  • A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers

    Scott Kelby
    25 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and our offices are closed as we honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. This post is dedicated each year to the memory of David Leimbach, (shown above; the brother of our friend and colleague Jeff Leimbach), who died seven years ago in combat in Afghanistan. Just a humble word of thanks to the dedicated men and women of our armed services and to all those who came before them who laid down their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy each day. Here’s wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day.
  • It’s “Five Trailer Friday!”

    Scott Kelby
    22 May 2015 | 3:43 am
    Hi Gang: Today I thought I’d share five trailers for some new classes you might want to check out this Memorial Day weekend over on KelbyOne.com. If you’re not already a member, you can join for $19.99 and watch the full-length versions of ALL of these classes today, (and while you’re there, you can watch any of the about 500+ more online classes on Lighting, Photoshop, Lightroom, Video Editing, and Photography unlimited for the next 30-days!) Here’s the link (but check out these trailers first!): 1. Peter Hurley shows you how to edit down an entire shoot to get you…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    20 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Jaw Dropping Landscapes Photo Contest Think you’ve got an award-worthy landscape photo? Want to win a free ticket to Photoshop World, a KelbyOne Live event, or a KelbyOne membership? TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to submit your best landscape photo to our latest Viewbug contest for your chance to win! For all the details and to submit your photo, just click right here. The Art of the Edit with Peter Hurley It’s all about the edit! You’ve just had an awesome photo session and now you need to narrow it down to just the best ones. How do you do it? Join Peter Hurley as he walks you through…
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    ShootTokyo

  • A few days in New York City

    Dave
    5 May 2015 | 8:05 pm
    I just spent a few days in New York City last week.   I haven’t been here since I took the Jay Maisel Workshop.  That was probably the best week of photography of my life.  A great group of class mates and a great instructor. Half of this trip was work and then I took a few days off to shop and explore the city a little bit.   I was able to hear Bruno Mars play Uptown Funk live.  That is a man who can put an entire room on their feet in 1 second.  I attended an after party where our DJ was SnoopDogg.   As you would expect he makes a fantastic DJ.   I also bumped into Spike Lee…
  • Exploring Tokyo

    Dave
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:56 pm
    I resist playing video games as I know with my personality I will become obsessive about the game and spend far too much time on it.   I have been trying to get/stay in shape lately and I found the perfect game to help me to that.  It’s a Google Game called Ingress.   It’s a mobile game in the sense you need to be mobile to play the game.  You need to get out and explore the city you live in. Being true to form I started play and excessively played the game  The upside is I got to explore a lot of Tokyo I haven’t seen in a while but I also walked 33 kilometers this…
  • Another Convert

    Dave
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:23 pm
    It’s been a while…  I have been super busy with work and trying to dedicate more time for studying Japanese so this is coming at the expense of my ShootTokyo posts.   I am trying to study 1 hour a day and have been pretty good at maintaining that pace for a while now so I am going to continue to focus on that for now.   Giving all I have going on I will likely be able to post about once a week on ShootTokyo. I have a pretty brutal travel schedule coming up.  I’ll be heading to NYC the week after next.  I am taking off a few days at the end to dedicate to photography so…
  • Spring Time in Tokyo

    Dave
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    I love spring time in Tokyo.  The weather is not too hot and not too cold.  You can wear a light sweater and a light jacket but the jacket isn’t required.   It was nice to not have a weekend that involved travel so I took the opportunity to get out with my wife Mayumi and check out the cherry blossoms.   They will be in full bloom next weekend but this weekend they are still very beautiful. If you are in Tokyo this week I hope you get a chance to get out and check them out. Today’s Configuration: Leica M9-P with a Summilux 35mm f/1.4 Just a short walk from my house is a street…
  • Mumbai

    Dave
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    I just spent the last week in Mumbai India.   I have made a few trips to India in the past year but I haven’t had much time for photography so wanted to make sure I was able to take some pictures this trip.   The trip was for an event my company was hosting.   It was great to catch up with some old friends and make some new ones.   I got to speak on a panel on Social Media with a few friends; Rega Jha the Editor of Buzzfeed India, Model Scherezade Shroff, and Rohan Joshi from the comedy collective AIB.   They are all very funny people so it made for a really fun panel.
 
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    Advancing Your Photography

  • Tips From Top Documentary Photographer – Daniel Milnor

    Nathaniel Chu
    21 May 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Tips From Top Documentary Photographer – Daniel Milnor Image by Daniel Milnor Watch The Full Video Daniel Milnor is a professional photographer who specializes in documentary photography and creating visual stories. He has been all over the world documenting amazing images through his camera lenses. On this episode of Advancing Your Photography, he is back at Silber Studios for another insightful interview about his transition from shooting with film to digital. Find out more about Daniel on his website: https://smogranch.wordpress.com/ Be inspired, shoot, and share. The post Tips From…
  • Top 5 Free Must Have iPhone Apps For Photographers

    Nathaniel Chu
    19 May 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Top 5 Free Must Have iPhone Apps For Photographers Let’s face it, our phones are our lives. It stores most if not all of our photos, contacts, schedules, and whatever else that’s important to us. As a photographer, your phone may be even more important than you can imagine. From apps that let you add quick touch-ups to showing your work to the public, phones are a photographer’s best friend (next to a camera of course). So here is a list of the top 5 free must have iPhone apps for all photographers. 5. PhotoMarkr We all want to put our work out there but there is always…
  • Back To Basics: Neutral Density Filters

    Nathaniel Chu
    14 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    Every wonder how photographers get great shots under harsh settings? The answer may lie in something called neutral density filters. Learn in this week’s episode about how to use one of these to achieve better images and the difference between using one and not using one. The post Back To Basics: Neutral Density Filters appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Dan Gordon WPPI – Photography Lighting Tips

    Nathaniel Chu
    7 May 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Image by Dan Gordon Watch the full video Lighting can be one of the most difficult things in photography. Dan Gordon shares some lighting tips so you can learn to “paint lighting” onto your photographs. He’ll also discuss his passion and drive for photography. Be sure to check out more of Gordon’s work on his website: http://www.danielgordonstudio.com Be inspired, shoot, and share. The post Dan Gordon WPPI – Photography Lighting Tips appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Tips & Insights On Stock Photography – John Lund

    Nathaniel Chu
    6 May 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Image by John Lund Watch the full video Did he really put his head into a lion’s mouth? It’s those photos that make you do a double-take and ask yourself if they’re real or Photoshop’d. John Lund is an expert in stock photography and he is the master of blurring the line between reality and fiction. On this episode of Advancing Your Photography, we sit down with John Lund while he shares his insights on his passion for stock photography. Learn about what he visualizes before each shoot and how you can create new photographic realities. For more on John Lund visit…
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  • More Thoughts on Flickr 4.0

    Thomas Hawk
    23 May 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Having had a few weeks now to spend significant time exploring Flickr 4.0, I thought I’d write up another more detailed post about my ongoing thoughts on the recent update by Flickr. 1. Autotagging. Autotagging has received a mixed reception by the Flickr community as well as the broader press. Initially a lot of the Flickr diehards have very vocally opposed it. On the one hand, every time Flickr makes any change whatsoever a certain segment of the community will vocally oppose it no matter what the change is. The “who moved my cheese” crowd is strong and vocal at Flickr, so…
  • Consistency in Design

    Thomas Hawk
    14 May 2015 | 6:10 am
    I’m a big fan of the new Flickr. Despite a few bumps along the way, like last weekend’s uploading fiasco, it feels like a new fresher Flickr and I think the fact that people can download their photos now in bulk will be a wonderful way to attract new talent to the site. There are two little things that bug me about Flickr right now though. They are unimportant in the big picture of things, but the compulsive side of me tends to focus on the little things sometimes. The first is the artifacting that takes place around icon that tells you if a photo is favorited or not or commented…
  • Flickr Users Unable to Upload Photos All Weekend Long While Flickr Staffers Take the Weekend Off

    Thomas Hawk
    11 May 2015 | 6:12 am
    Usually I publish photographs to Flickr twice a day, in the morning and in the evening — random batch of 16 photos in the a.m. and in the p.m. This morning I cannot upload a single photo. For the entire weekend I have not been able to batch upload to Flickr at all and have resorted to uploading photos one by one by one with consistent upload failure with each new attempt. If this were happening at Facebook, it would be the top story on Techmeme — but because it’s just Yahoo and Flickr, it doesn’t get that sort of attention. It’s not just me that this is happening…
  • Today’s New Version of Flickr Implements Bulk Downloading of Your Photos — Your Photos Really Do Belong to You

    Thomas Hawk
    7 May 2015 | 9:03 am
    Today Flickr is launching a number of new improvements to their service. I’ll review what they are in this post, but in my mind the most significant change coming today is that Flickr is introducing the ability for you to bulk download your photos from their site. I’ve been critical of Flickr in the past over the inability to easily get your photos back out of the service. While not a silo, Flickr’s never made it exactly easy to get your photos back after you upload them. You’ve always been able to download your photos on a photo by photo basis, but for someone with a…
  • Vintage Cars x Modern Sunsets SF Bay Area Photowalk This Saturday

    Thomas Hawk
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Priime is hosting an exclusive photo event + photo walk that starts at a Sports Car Museum in Corte Madera, at the base of Mount Tamalpais, then moves to a fantastic vantage point to shoot above the fog from the top of Mount Tam. The event starts this coming Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 4pm. 4pm – 6pm: food, photos, and photographers 6pm – 8pm: sunset on Mount Tamalpais I’ll be making a few remarks about my own photography at this event, but am mostly just looking forward to hanging out with other photographers. You can RSVP here, but there is limited space! See you there!
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  • Robot Trey in Vietnam and Critiquepocalypse!

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    26 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Follow Robot Trey on Snapchat: “TreyRatcliff” Okay, this is probably one of the dumbest things I’ve ever done. But I keep doing it, so that probably says something about me. I’ve recently been cracking myself up by using Robot Voice to analyze the world around me. It’s kind of addictive and I have several of my friends doing it now too! Haha… Anyway, I’m just now leaving Vietnam, and here are a few 24-hour highlights that I uploaded to YouTube. The way Snapchat works is that I think it stores the latest stuff for 24 hours and then it goes away. You have to hold down your…
  • Hendricks in the Four Seasons Dubai

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    25 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Interview on Epic Mirrorless I recently did an interview over at Epic Mirrorless all about my switch to mirrorless. Enjoy! Daily Photo – Hendricks in the Four Seasons Dubai This place made me the most epic gin & tonic ever! First, they only use Hendricks, and second, they infuse it with all sorts of things… they have all kinds of condensers, flames, tubes, hoses, and, well, it all looks like a huge chemistry experiment. It was quite an enjoyable night of taking photos, editing photos, and exploring G&Ts! Hendricks in the Four Seasons Dubai Tweet m Photo Information Date…
  • Bee Harvest Family Time!

    Trey Ratcliff
    24 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Thanks again Jim Pollard! Thank you, my friend Jim, for taking these photos. Everyone be sure to go out and check JimPollardGoesClick.com to see more of what he does! He says he never really takes family photos like he did with us for the day (his wife Vicky does though). He does weddings, and he’s amazing at them! Bee Harvest Day with the Ratcliffs Here we are on one of the harvest days… I don’t share a lot of family photos, but thought you might like to see! All in all, I think we got about 100 jars of honey! Thanks little bee friends!
  • Approaching the Burj Al Arab on the Beach

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    23 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    The Four Seasons in Dubai I’m VERY excited to stay at the Four Seasons in Dubai. I’m not sure when I’m gonna have time to work on any photos, but I’ll do it as soon as I can… I’ve seen some amazing photos, but I hope I can make a few unique ones of my own! Daily Photo – Approaching the Burj Al Arab on the Beach This hotel is so massive that it’s hard to describe. Do you know it’s actually the third tallest hotel in the world? I know, hard to believe! And the top 5 are all in Dubai. Here’s a list of the tallest hotels in the world. Approaching the Burj Al Arab on the…
  • Fishing with Cormorant Birds in China

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    22 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Speaking of Birds These birds below, the cormorants, are used to fish in an unusual way. They dive into the water to catch a fish, but they have a ring around their neck to prevent them from swallowing the big fish. The fisherman then yanks the fish out of their mouth and throw it into that basket there. Seems kinda cruel but clever, I suppose. Daily Photo – Fishing with Cormorant Birds in China Here in the Guilin area of southern China, you can see this sort of fishing activity. It gets a little touristy, because whenever one of these guys is about, there can be many photos taken! But…
 
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  • 13 Steps To Marketing Your Photography on Pinterest

    Jennie Harless
    27 May 2015 | 1:52 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Pinterest may be the best way to market your photography, here are 13 tips to get you going. If you’re a professional photographer, chances are you regularly share your work on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Google+. But have you considered Pinterest? More and more photographers are using this image-based platform to market their photography and build their brand. By pinning photos, videos, and infographics to their digital boards, photographers gain greater…
  • Photo Taco – RAW vs JPEG

    Jeff Harmon
    26 May 2015 | 12:31 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jeff Harmon compares RAW to JPEG and talks pros and cons The post Photo Taco – RAW vs JPEG appeared first on Improve Photography.
  • Tamron 150-600mm Review: The ultimate hobbyist wildlife lens?

    Jim Harmer
    22 May 2015 | 7:52 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. The Amazon Photography fairy has been visiting again! Been fun testing out this inexpensive super telephoto lens for you guys! The Tamron 150-600mm lens in Nikon mount has been incredibly popular since its announcement.  For months it couldn’t be kept in stock. The reason that the lens is so popular is because it’s the first high quality supertelephoto lens that has been offered at a good price. Other lenses, like the Bigma (Sigma 150-500), have always been far more…
  • 18 Father’s Day Gifts for the Photo-Loving Dad

    Jennie Harless
    22 May 2015 | 1:04 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Father’s Day is just a few weeks away! Here are 18 Father’s Day gift ideas for your photo-loving dad. There’s something for every budget, and regardless of whether your dad shoots with his mobile phone, a point-and-shoot, or a DSLR, you’re bound to find something he’ll love. LESS THAN $35 #1 UNE BOBINE The Bobine, made by Fuse Chicken, is a cable, tripod, stand, and dock all-in-one! It’s flexible, strong, and small. Dad could easily take it with him when he…
  • Post Music, Q&A, & Photog’s Rights [IP 124]

    Darin Mellor
    21 May 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jim is back to answer your photography questions with Jeff Harmon & Darin Mellor.  The three also discuss Photographers Rights.  Jeff Mentions a fantastic Doodad of the Week to help you concentrate on your work! What’s in this Episode: Jeff tackles a user question on memory cards & whether the fastest one is needed. Darin helps a reader of Improve Photography decide whether Costco is up to snuff with major print labs. Jim assists a reader of Improve Photography…
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  • TheFIX 015 – Pinhole Camera Photography with Roddy MacInnes

    Jan
    26 May 2015 | 12:06 am
    Fine art photographer Roddy MacInnes has had a life of adventure. As a wee lad in Scotland, an arctic explorer, and a fine art professor, Roddy has reveled in photography as a way to celebrate life. Roddy shares his view of photography as the mirror with a memory--a tool to help us understand our lives. And he explains the concept and technique behind his pinhole photographs. The post TheFIX 015 – Pinhole Camera Photography with Roddy MacInnes appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • The Candid Frame 277 – Niko J. Kallianiotis

    Ibarionex Perello
    24 May 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Niko Kallianiotis is an educator and photographer based in Pennsylvania. He started his career as a newspaper photographer, first as a freelancer at The Times Leader, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and then as a staff photographer at The Coshocton Tribune in Coshocton, Ohio, and The Watertown Daily Times in Watertown, New York. He is currently an […] The post The Candid Frame 277 – Niko J. Kallianiotis appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Street Focus 35: Street Tips with Valerie Jardin

    Valerie
    21 May 2015 | 4:34 am
    Street Tips with Valerie Jardin. Each month, you will hear the top tips from street photographers around the world. I decided to kick off the new series with my own street tips. The post Street Focus 35: Street Tips with Valerie Jardin appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Your Itinerary 30: Out of Chicago with Chris Smith

    Rob
    20 May 2015 | 7:38 am
    Chris Smith is the founder of the Out Of Chicago photo blog and now the Out of Chicago Photography Conference. He share's his experience and tips for photographing the Windy City. The post Your Itinerary 30: Out of Chicago with Chris Smith appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TheFIX 014 – Photo Transfers to Metal with Bonny Lhotka

    Jan
    19 May 2015 | 9:43 pm
    Imagine your photographs printed on metal, glass, wood or fiber. Photo artist Bonny Lhotka, whose own work hangs in the Smithsonian, has developed special techniques for transferring photos to all these surfaces. In this episode, she demos how to transfer a photographic image to a metal plate and where to get the materials you'll need to do it. The post TheFIX 014 – Photo Transfers to Metal with Bonny Lhotka appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • Samsung NX500 Image Quality Comparison: A lot of resolution packed into that lightweight camera

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    26 May 2015 | 9:26 am
        The compact, travel-friendly Samsung NX500 borrows a lot from the exterior design of its predecessor, the NX300, which is understandable. However, it borrows most of the guts from the larger, powerful NX1, which is quite remarkable. Inside this rather compact ILC body is the same 28.2-megapixel APS-C backside-illuminated CMOS sensor as found in the NX1, as well as a very similar DRIMe 'Vs' image processor. With this combination, the little NX500 can create some very high-resolution photographs and at a very high ISO sensitivity up... (read more)
  • This 365-Gigapixel image of Mont Blanc takes the crown as the world’s largest photograph

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    26 May 2015 | 9:25 am
    When you photograph Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in the Alps, it only makes sense if you do so by capturing the largest photograph in the world in the process. Filippo Blengini and his team made sure to do just that when they captured a whopping 365-gigapixel panorama of the tallest mountain peak in Europe (with the exception of the Caucasus mountain range). The record-breaking image weighs in at 45-gigapixels more than the previous record holder, a 320-gigapixel image of London captured back in 2013. Photographing the monstrous image was no easy... (read more)
  • Nikon Japan issues apology for Coolpix P900 production delays

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    25 May 2015 | 11:15 am
    Nikon’s Coolpix P900 is an impressive superzoom camera. With its 83x zoom capabilities, equal to roughly 2000mm on a full-frame sensor, it packs quite a punch in its considerably small frame. It appears though, that manufacturing the Coolpix P900 isn’t as efficient as it probably should be to keep up with demand. Almost immediately after its announcement date of March 2nd, 2015, the Coolpix P900 has been out of stock on almost every online retailer, including B&H and Amazon. Today, Nikon Japan addressed [Translated] its production shortages, apologizing for... (read more)
  • Gentlemen, start your browsing: Panasonic G7 gallery shots fresh from the Indianapolis 500!

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    25 May 2015 | 7:33 am
        Barely has the ink finished drying on the Panasonic G7 announcement last week, and my first round of real-world sample photos has just landed. And boy, did I ever have a subject that put this comprehensively-upgraded mirrorless camera to the test. During the weekend, I attended a press event at the Indianapolis 500, a motor race that's famed worldwide as the fastest venue in the Triple Crown of Motorsport! And as a guest of Panasonic -- not just the company behind the Lumix G7, but also creator of the spectacular,... (read more)
  • Camera Deals of the Day: $900 off Nikon D810, D750 Kits; Olympus E-M10 $449; Panasonic GM1Kit $499 and more!

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    22 May 2015 | 9:18 am
        We're coming up on the Memorial Day holiday here in the USA, and while its primary role is a day to remember those who died serving in the Armed Forces, the Memorial Day weekend also represents the unofficial beginning of the summer season here. And the summer season is all about holidays, vacations, BBQs and other good times, which means its time to capture all those good memories with some new camera gear! We've come across a lot of brand new camera deals for everything from full-frame Nikon DSLRs and some Canon crop-sensor... (read more)
 
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    The Passionate Photographer

  • Today’s Photo – Foggy Coney Island Boardwalk

    Steve Simon
    15 May 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Taken with Nikon D750 & 58mm f1.4G lens @ f1.4, 1/320th of a second -ISO 3200.  
  • Pictures I Love

    Steve Simon
    13 May 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Sometimes an image I take resonates with me and I’m not really sure why.  Like many photographers, there are a lot of images that I take that I’m happy with; still many more I wish were better. Occasionally I fall in love with an image. Once that happens, I can never be objective about it. All photographers benefit from good constructive criticism; which I think is essential to our progress as we journey through this passionate pursuit. Normally when I edit, it’s a struggle to pick the best frame since I tend to shoot a lot, looking for that elusive best moment to…
  • Street Photography Workshop NYC May 21-26, 2015 Sold Out and In Progress!

    Steve Simon
    12 May 2015 | 8:53 am
    The Passionate Street Photographer: New York City. An Intensive & Transformational Shooting Experience In The Street Photography Capital Of The World  with Steve Simon Join award-winning street photographer Steve Simon for an unforgettable week of living and breathing photography in one of the world’s most visual cities, New York. This intimate six-day masterclass (limited to ten students) will take you on a visual treasure hunt to some of the most interesting and exciting locations in the Big Apple. We will explore the vibrant, visually rich places and neighborhoods New York is…
  • The Nikkor 58mm f1.4G Lens & Me – A Review

    Steve Simon
    11 May 2015 | 5:47 pm
    I have never been a fan of the so-called “normal” lens…the 50mm. Before the era of kit zoom lenses, the classic 50mm lens would be the lens that comes with an SLR body.. I found its field of view restricting compared to my favorite standard lens of choice, the 35mm. But in recent years I have come to use and love the various 1.4G lenses Nikon has produced. The 24mm 1.4g, 35mm 1.4g, 85mm 1.4G…I skipped the 50mm, I tried, I just never liked it’s angle of view. But when the 58mm 1.4G lens was introduced, I was intriqued. The lens designer Haruo Sato had been thinking about the ideal…
  • Watch the Online Video Course: Street Photography – Candid Portraiture

    Steve Simon
    5 May 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Street photography is an exercise in the art of observation: paying attention to the theater that goes on in every city and town, and capturing moments that tell stories. In this online video course, I hits the streets of New York City to share insights on the art of candid street photography, from gear choices to shooting techniques. I show you how to immerse yourself in the thick of things, overcome your nerves, and adjust your camera to respond as quickly as possible. I had great fun doing this my first Lynda.com course and there’s a few more to come so I’ll keep you posted. In…
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    Strobist

  • Gulf Photo Plus is Coming to the US

    11 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    I teach very infrequently now, at most just once or twice a year. That said, without fail I attend Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai every March.It's a great event, with quality instructors and a fantastic group (family?) of people running it. But Dubai is a long way away, to be sure.So three years ago, we worked out a sort of "road version" of GPP. It's a compressed, wall-to-wall weekend that brings a bit of GPP to another city each year. 2013 was in London. 2014 was in Singapore.And 2015 will be in Seattle, Washington in the US. And I am really happy about this. Okay, so technically it's greater…
  • Your Basic Lighting Kit: A Spin Around the Block

    12 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    So you bit the bullet and spent ~$100 for the stuff needed to turn your hot shoe flash into a mini portable studio lighting system. What do you with the box of stuff the UPS guy just dropped onto your dorstep? Where do you start?That is exactly the gap we explore whenever I teach a beginner's lighting class. So today we are going to walk through a "first steps" exercise. Read more »
  • On Assignment: I Got Rhythm

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    I have been photographing dancers for several years now as part of my affiliation with the local arts council. The results were catch-as-catch-can, mostly because of the limitations of flash recycle time, timing, and my not really knowing what to expect from them nor when to expect it. But a little trick I tried last week changed everything. Read more »
  • Traveling Photographer_NYC has Posted

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    For those of you following along with The Traveling Photographer series, Lynda has just posted the New York City episode.This is a city I have visited many times, so we tried to distill this visit down to a small collection of very cool photo experiences. I hope you like it.Lastly, NYC completes the series—for now, anyway. Whether or not it continues will be determined solely by how many views it gets. So thanks in advance for your support.-DH
  • Now Live on Lynda.com: The Traveling Photographer_LONDON

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    For much of 2014, I have been on the road for Lynda.com, producing the series, The Traveling Photographer. The latest episode, on London, has just posted. London is an amazing city, and I think this episode is our best to date.Hard to believe it, but we have now logged over 50,000 miles on this journey. In addition to Hong Kong, Dubai, Paris and London, we have just finished filming the New York City segment, which will be published soon. For more information about the entire series, see this earlier post.
 
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    The Luminous Landscape

  • The Waiting Game

    Kevin Raber
    27 May 2015 | 6:28 am
    Patience is not simply the ability to wait it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. Joyce Meyer We live in a society today that wants immediate satisfaction.  If we want something we go to the store and get it or order online and the next day it is delivered to our door.  Thus over the [Read More] The post The Waiting Game appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • My Philosophy

    Alain Briot
    25 May 2015 | 11:26 am
    My Philosophy 1 – Introduction This essay is the first in a series of essays focused on my work.  I thought it best to start the series with a description of my philosophy in regards to art and photography.  The following essays will focus on explaining specific aspects of my work, namely how I approach [Read More] The post My Philosophy appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • Looking But Not Seeing

    Olaf Willoughby
    22 May 2015 | 7:51 am
    If you’re reading this, it is highly likely that your photographic journey of a thousand miles has already begun. We are all self-taught to some extent, sponging up information from books, tapping into the huge repository of knowledge on LuLa, checking out the work of other artists we admire and gaining experience through good old-fashioned [Read More] The post Looking But Not Seeing appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • No Guts, No Glory

    Michael Reichmann
    19 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    Found Remembrance Rouge River, Ontario. May, 2015 Taken with an iPhone 6+ It’s no secret that the camera industry is in poor health. Sales are down. Each Quarter’s numbers from the major manufacturers in Japan show a continuing erosion in both units sales and profits. A few years ago it was just in the compact camera [Read More] The post No Guts, No Glory appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • Synesthetic Landscapes

    Andy Ilachinski
    17 May 2015 | 4:20 am
    “Color is the key. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many chords. The artist is the hand that, by touching this or that key, sets the soul vibrating automatically.” – Wassily Kandinsky (1866 – 1944) Synesthesia derives from the Greek syn, meaning “union” plus aisthaesis, meaning “sensation,” and thus [Read More] The post Synesthetic Landscapes appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
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    The Online Photographer

  • Open Mike: Why I Chose Fuji

    Michael Johnston
    26 May 2015 | 8:15 am
    In the Comments a few days ago, Tim Bray asked: I read most of your stuff but don’t recall ever seeing a piece about why, among all the different sizes and shapes and provenances of cameras that pass through your hands, you adopted the Fujifilm, in an era when there are so many alternatives, all good. If you didn’t write such a thing, perhaps you should. The first thing to say is that I don't really think it's important what I choose. It's common on the Internet for people to make a big deal when they switch systems, as though their allegiance was somehow globally…
  • Videos

    Michael Johnston
    25 May 2015 | 6:36 am
    Last Summer my son Zander (or Xander, as he more often spells it now) experimented with making YouTube videos. Here's a quick example. This Summer we're going to try making a few videos for TOP. I already have some ideas. I like the fact that Xander clips right along—he seems to have the knack of not taking any more time than necessary. Since boredom with overlong videos is my major problem with the medium, I appreciate that. We'll make the first one when I return from my current trip...should be fun. Mike(Thanks to Xander) Original contents copyright 2015 by Michael C.
  • Camera Stores and Unicorns

    Michael Johnston
    24 May 2015 | 6:32 am
    CameraMall, Ann Arbor Guest Post written by Steve Rosenblum The other day I was driving north on US23 towards Ann Arbor and home. On the right a large billboard flashed by advertising CameraMall, a new camera store in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan. I blinked my eyes, turned down the music, and thought that perhaps I had just hallucinated. A new camera store in Ann Arbor? No way! Yesterday I parked my car and walked up Washington Street, behind the legendary Michigan Theater, and, sure enough, there it was—a camera store. I could not have been more surprised if I had seen a knight of the…
  • New Lens

    Michael Johnston
    21 May 2015 | 5:59 am
    I got my second Fuji lens a couple of days ago. I surprised myself a bit. Almost always, historically, I've gotten a moderate wide / normal as my first lens, a moderate tele as my second lens, and then I've planned to get a wide-angle as my third lens. I usually don't actually go that far. The only time I took a metric was years ago, but at that time my lens usage was 80% normal, 15% short tele (mainly portraits), and 5% wide angle. So what I've found is that I can get by without the wide angle. I mind that missing 5% less than I would miss the cash that a nice wide angle…
  • Blog Note

    Michael Johnston
    20 May 2015 | 9:57 am
    I'm traveling today, but able to post comments from the road using my phone. Not able to put up Featured Comments until I get t get back to a computer! Thanks for the good comments on Gordon's post. Mike
 
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    Nikonians News

  • A Landscape Shooting Experience: Dream and Nymph Lakes, Rocky Mountain National Park

    27 May 2015 | 7:27 am
    Rick Walker takes us into his personal experienced approach path to successful landscape photography. From tripod positioning through focal length choices, to composition, actual shooting and then to post-processing. Read article >>
  • To Clean or Not To Clean: Steps to Sensor Cleaning Made Simple

    22 May 2015 | 1:42 am
    You've seen them in photographs and videos, often hours after a photo shoot when your fresh images are full screen on a large monitor. They appear as circular dark blobs, unnatural discs in an otherwise perfect blue horizon. They are called dust bunnies (or dust mice) and they are the bane of all DSLR owners. At some point during the life cycle of your camera, you’ll have to combat them if you change lenses. This article will show you several ways to tackle this problem. Read article >>
  • Spotlight on Adventure - Jim Stamates leads the way

    19 May 2015 | 5:56 pm
    This week we shine the Nikonians Academy faculty spotlight on Jim Stamates. Jim will be leading groups of intrepid shooters to the wildlife hotspots of Grand Teton NP, Yellowstone NP and Alaska in the coming weeks. These shooters will be learning professional field techniques for capturing fleeting wildlife moments from a recognized master in the field  The Grand Teton in the Spring dates are May 25-28, 2015, followed by Yellowstone, June 1-4, 2015.
  • Grand Teton and Yellowstone workshops up next

    12 May 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Spring is the best time to photograph baby animals in the Yellowstone & Grand Teton ecosystems. Our Nikonians Academy resident professional wildlife photographer Jim Stamates is leading two separate trips to these National Parks and you are invited to join him. He will host his popular springtime photo adventures in succession at these two parks, starting late this month and his invitation is open to either or both workshops in a row. These field workshops will help you learn the ins and outs of wildlife photography in North America. Join Nikonians Academy with Jim and Kathy Stamates…
  • Spring/summer workshops spotlight on photo adventures

    5 May 2015 | 2:49 pm
    The Nikonians Academy spring/summer 2015 workshop series is ready to kick into high gear with fun, educational trips all throughout the North American West. Michael Mariant and Jim Stamates are running these trips and are both experts in their fields. Join them for adventures you'll never forget.
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    Imaging Insider

  • olloclip Active Lens for iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Clip on Ultra-Wide and Telephoto Lenses to Instantly Capture and Share Your Next Adventure

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    20 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Tweet HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., May 20, 2015 – olloclip® is once again transforming mobile photography and social media with the all-new Active Lens for iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus. Packed with Ultra-Wide and Telephoto lenses, the Active Lens works on both the front and rear-facing cameras and clips on and off the iPhone in seconds – without the need for extra parts like a bulky case or mounting bracket. Shoot further and wider to capture the perfect selfie or any favorite moment quickly and easily. Included are three wearable pendants to keep Active Lens easily accessible on a…
  • olloCase for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – olloclip’s® New Slim, Simple and Protective Case – “olloclip-Ready”

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    20 May 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Tweet Photos transformed. Case solved. Huntington Beach, Calif.–May 6, 2015–olloclip® introduces the newly designed olloCase®, a slim, protective case for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. olloCase has an innovative design that allows a seamless integration with olloclip photo lenses. As a result, the user can simply attach their favorite lens and take stunning photos and videos with no need to remove or modify the case http://www.olloclip.com/product/iphone6-ollocase/ . “We want olloCase to embody the pure functionality of our olloclip photo lenses— and to eliminate the need for…
  • Samsung Electronics Delivers Even Faster Speeds with the New PRO Plus and EVO Plus Memory Cards 

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    5 May 2015 | 11:51 am
    Tweet Launch of Samsung “Plus” lineup provides memory card solutions with faster data transfer speeds*, expanded capacities and 4K UHD support Ridgefield Park NJ – May 5, 2015 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today introduced its latest memory card lineups, PRO Plus and EVO Plus. The two latest product lineups add to Samsung’s SD and microSD card portfolio to now consist of the PRO Plus, PRO, EVO Plus and EVO families, to address the rapidly growing consumer need for advanced multimedia memory solutions.  …
  • Awagami master papermaker, Minoru Fuimori passes away at age 98

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    5 May 2015 | 1:56 am
    Tweet Minoru Fujimori 1916-2015 It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Fujimori family and Awagami patriarch, Mr. Minoru Fujimori who died today peacefully at age 98 in the Fujimori family home. 6th generation papermaker, Minoru-sensei had taken over the family business in 1945 determined to continue the tradition of washi papermaking despite the difficult times following the war. His diligence paid off and in 1970, Minoru-san was designated as an Intangible Cultural Property of Tokushima in recognition of his masterful papermaking skills. As the demand for washi began to…
  • Recreate the Magic of Instant Printing, Now with A Mobile Device and the Polaroid Zip Photoprinter

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:24 am
    Tweet Now globally available, this pocket-sized device allows consumers to instantly print their photos from today’s most popular smartphones and tablets Polaroid is now enabling consumers to instantly print and share images anywhere, using their mobile device and the Polaroid Zip (Zink Instant Photoprinter). “With summer just around the corner, the Polaroid Zip photoprinter is coming to market at the perfect time of year. Whether it’s a graduation, wedding, summer road trip or just a backyard family barbecue, the summer months are filled with memorable moments just waiting to be…
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    Photofocus

  • Slideshows and Weddings

    Lisa Robinson
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Editor’s Note: If you missed Lisa’s tips for wedding photographers, check out her hangout yesterday. Of all the many things that go well together in this world, slideshows and weddings are one of them. When you can combine emotionally impactful images with emotionally charged music, you have sentimental gold! I often like to create slideshows as surprises for my wedding clients. It is a nice way to say thank you, as well as build trust & appreciation. Websites like SongFreedom.com allow me to pick the best popular music to help me say what I want to say with the show in order…
  • Two Chances to Learn and Two Chances to Win

    Richard Harrington
    26 May 2015 | 10:15 am
    We have two free Google Hangout events this week (you don’t need to be a Google+ member to watch). Mind Your Own Business —Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Don’t miss our next Google Hangout. The event is today.  It’s absolutely free to attend thanks to Adobe. It starts at 2PM Eastern/11AM Pacific. Note: We’ll be giving away a copy of the Adobe Creative Cloud for Photographers Plan to one lucky winner who’s in attendance.  You must attend the live hangout in order to win. Join Skip Cohen and Richard Harrington and special guest Lisa Robinson.  Lisa is the owner…
  • Why Your Pictures Are Better Than You Think They Are

    scottbourne
    26 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Tens of millions of cameras are sold every year. More than one billion people around the world own a camera or a smart phone with a camera. Billions of photographs are made weekly. How are your photos any different or better than those made by everyone else? Why would anyone want to look at YOUR images? What is about your work that stands out from the millions pictures made by people around the country who also have cameras? PhotoCopyrightScottBourne I know the answer even without seeing your work. I know there are two very distinct reasons your photographs stand out… 1. There is only one…
  • Photofocus Podcast May 25, 2015 — Listener Q&A with Robert Vanelli

    Richard Harrington
    25 May 2015 | 7:30 pm
    This week’s podcast answers several questions from Photofocus listeners and readers.  Host Richard Harrington sits down with Robert Vanelli to tackle your questions. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Photofocus Q&A with Robert Vanelli Rich Harrington catches up with photographer Robert Vanelli (aka V). After a successful career as a three time Triple Crown Karate champion, Robert Vanelli turned his attention to teaching. As an educator for over 30 years, Vanelli has created several photography and digital workflow…
  • Photographing Olympic Athletes with Nikon Speedlights | Dave Black – What’s in the Bag

    Nick Minore
    25 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Join Melissa Niu of Photofocus and sports photographer Dave Black as they go over the essential gear used on a recent advertising campaign for the Rio Olympics. Gear Discussed Nikon SB910 – http://bit.ly/1ugZJpq Nikon D4s – http://bit.ly/1ugZtXx Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 – http://bit.ly/1ugWIVV Brought to you by LensRentals – http://bit.ly/pflensrentals SongFreedom – http://bit.ly/songfreedom Photofocus – http://photofocus.com About Dave Black Dave is a freelance photographer for over 30 years. His work has primarily centered on the sports industry for such…
 
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    The Leica Camera

  • Robert Wheeler: Recapturing Ernest Hemingway’s “Lost” Paris

    Chance
    27 May 2015 | 5:54 am
    Since reading his first Hemingway novel in 1986, Robert Wheeler has been a passionate Hemingway enthusiast. He was deeply moved by the humanistic writings of this great man — a writer capable of transporting his readers to foreign settings and into the hearts and minds of his protagonists. Hemingway and his work inspired Robert Wheeler [...]
  • Van Styles: A View of Los Angeles from Above

    Leica Internet Team
    26 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Van Styles is a New York-born and Los Angeles-raised photographer. His journey into photography started in the 1990s skate scene. What started as him filming his friends skateboarding and learning tricks turned into a hobby and then his career. After years of working with leading skate and street wear brands, Van created a platform for [...]
  • Kiên Hoàng Lê: Mini Bar

    Leica Internet Team
    25 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    Photographer Kiên Hoàng Lê went exploring in Tokyo’s entertainment district: meeting night owls and lovers, artists and cross-dressers, outsiders and lonely people – a colorful combination in black-and-white, all centered in a tiny bar. See more of his images in the current issue of LFI, on sale now. Q: Can you explain what this series is about in [...]
  • Jo Fischer: Wheels & Waves

    Leica Internet Team
    22 May 2015 | 9:58 am
    Wheels & Waves is the name of a motorbike festival held in Biarritz on the Atlantic coast of France. Though this ‘biker Woodstock’ was still an insider tip three years ago, it has now grown to become a full-scale event. Photographer Jo Fischer from Berlin has put together a book capturing the festival’s early days. [...]
  • Maik Scharfscheer: Marrakesh Parkour

    Leica Internet Team
    21 May 2015 | 5:50 am
    Frankfurt-based Maik Scharfscheer is, above all, a very successful commercial photographer, who works primarily with a Leica M or S. He is one of the first photographers who were given the chance a few months ago to try out a prototype of the new Leica Summilux-M 1:1.4/28 mm ASPH. He took the lens to Marrakesh [...]
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    planet5D

  • Ever want to go Snowboarding in the Clouds? This is AWESOME!

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    26 May 2015 | 12:44 pm
    A guest post! We just got this submission from Kyle Coats about this incredible “Snowboarding in the clouds” video he and his team shot for Happy Socks: Hey Mitch, Love your site. We decided to shoot with the RED epic and the RED dragon so that we could get higher frame rates for: Some speed ramps, and help with stabilization (not sure how windy it was going to be up 6,000 ft in the clouds) also a lot of room for color in post and the higher dynamic range. We love working with GoPros because of their versatility. We attached them on the board and helmet in order to capture angles…
  • Under the Covers of Apple’s iOS 8 Time-Lapse

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    26 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    In this installment of our new series “Rise of the Planet of the Apps” we go under the covers of Apple’s iOS 8 time-lapse feature to learn why it’s so darned good. As the balance between hardware and software in photography and filmmaking continues to shift toward software (think: in-body lens correction or post-production workflow unimagined by most a generation ago), the lowly, built-in-but-underestimated iPhone Camera app shipping with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is the perfect example of why this is happening. The guys over at Studio Neat (thank you!) analyzed Apple’s iOS 8…
  • That Didn’t Take Long: Sony A7R II, Maybe A8 Coming with 59MP Sensor?

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    26 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    In this week’s installment of our newly minted series “The King is Dead, Long Live the King,” we bring you accelerating rumors of the imminent arrival of the next Sony A7R which may take the form of an update (Sony A7r II) or addition (Sony A8). The important point (if true): at 59 megapixels, Sony will trump Canon’s about-to-be-former-kings-of-the-hill, the Canon EOS 5Dr [B&H | Amazon] and Canon EOS 5Ds [B&H | Amazon] twins. Whether it’s the story about Zeiss’ flickr account photo of a Sony A7r EXIF file showing an imputed 59 megapixel sensor with the new Zeiss Batis…
  • Tales of the Illuminati (not the guys you think): F&V

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    25 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    F&V Lighting is a well-regarded, value lighting and accessories company with a presence in the U.S. and Europe. Unfortunately, they were one of the guys we missed at NAB 2015. Fortunately, there were over 100,000 other attendees there, so we can now update you on what F&V showed. With a promised new iPhone app, maybe this post should be part of our series entitled “Rise of the Planet of the Apps?” No matter. Really, the point is that as filmmakers we suffer from an embarrassment of riches: there are so many choices across so many different types of gear. Gimbals represent one of…
  • Freefly WEDGE Adds No-Compromise Lens Control via MōVI Controller

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    25 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    With WEDGE, Freefly continues to move the bar it first set with the MōVI 3-axis gimbal [B&H | Amazon]:  it extends the capability of single operators. Novices need not apply. In filmmaking and photography, the value of a system – especially an ecosystem (which goes beyond original equipment gear to embrace practitioners, customer support, third party add-ons, and process) — really cannot be overstated. When we buy a camera body, we’re typically buying it as much (or more) for the lenses it can use and – in the case of still photographers – often other things like flash…
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 25 May 2015, Memorial Day

    24 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    A thousand thanks to each of the hundreds of thousands Americans who've given their lives defending the enduring freedom that we all enjoy today.  
  • 23 May 2015, Saturday

    22 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Nikon 300mm f/4E VR PF. NEW: Nikon 300mm f/4E VR PF Review. World's lightest 300mm; easy to carry all day in a fanny pack or around my neck, and it works great!  
  • 22 May 2015, Friday

    21 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    New: Sigma 150-600mm for Canon.  
  • 21 May 2015, Thursday

    20 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Club Meeting: San Diego Photo Club. Free presentation by Roy Toft in Pacific Beach. See you there!   Lightroom Made Easy My friend Phil Steele just updated his "Lightroom Made Easy" course for Lightroom 6/CC. His courses are the best I've seen: clean, clear, to the point and very helpful. Even better, I got him to offer you 15% off the course! It's now just $39, and if you don't like it, he has a 60-day money-back guarantee. You can't miss! Check it out.   Zeiss 150th Anniversary Sale. Up to $300 off!   Lowepro Bag News & Deals NEW: Lowepro Runner Series bags.
  • 20 May 2015, Wednesday

    19 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Deals Nikon D7100, 18-140mm VR & WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter: $879 with free shipping, refurbished (Regular $969). Toshiba 16GB Class 10 FlashAir II Wireless SD Card: $24.95 (Regular $59.95) Lowepro Passport Sling II Camera Bag, Grey/Pink: $19.95 (Regular $39.95) Lowepro Passport Messenger Shoulder Bag for Compact DSLR or CSC Cameras, Gray: $19.95 (Regular $49.95) Lowepro Photo Sport 12L Shoulder Bag, Purple/Gray: $19.95 (Regular $44.95) Tamrac 5371 Travel Pack 71, Compact Photo Backpack, Blue: $29.95 (Regular $59.95) Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 500/500 To Go 2-Light Kit: $999, with free US…
 
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    PMA Newsline

  • On the PMA Podcast: Saving and organizing your photos

    Paul Worthington
    26 May 2015 | 4:12 pm
      According to the Association of Personal Photo Organizers, almost two trillion printed photos still languish in boxes and containers, rich with stories and traditions waiting to be shared and enjoyed. 1 Trillion more are taken every year. Cathi Nelson founded APPO as an answer to the growing need for assistance for organizing an influx […]
  • MMIE 602: Choose the right photographer as class teacher

    Jennifer Kruger
    26 May 2015 | 12:41 pm
    McCurry Marketing Idea Exchange #602 – May 26, 2015 Brian Mundy, Octane Creative Media, Philips Ranch, Calif. Brian Mundy was part of the focus of last week’s MMIE because he was the speaker at an event at Paul’s Photo in Torrance, Calif. Combine that with his long-time connection with DIMA, and you’ve got someone with […]
  • Online storage revitalizes old photos, takes no rights

    Paul Worthington
    25 May 2015 | 6:25 pm
    The industry often talks about the Yeas and Nays of various storage methods; two recent articles also show some strong pros and cons. VentureBeat editor-in-chief Dylan Tweney writes of uploading all 24,280 of his family’s photos to Google Drive, and how “what happened next blew my mind.” The photo collections dates back “over a decade, back […]
  • PMA announces new strategic direction and initiatives

    Jennifer Kruger
    22 May 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Since early in January, we have been on a mission to determine the best way for PMA to move forward into the future. Our goal has been to recapture the vitality of PMA, and its ability to fulfill the changing needs of the photography industry. With that goal in mind, we have sought input and […]
  • Requiem for Photoshop Touch: an app users loved or hated

    Admin
    22 May 2015 | 12:44 pm
    — by Hans Hartman Adobe announced here that it will discontinue Photoshop Touch, its comprehensive photo editing app, as part of a strategy to release apps with narrower use cases, such as Photoshop Mix (compositing), Photoshop Sketch (drawing), Adobe Shape (bitmap-to-vector conversion), and the soon-to-be-released Rigel, for retouching. Customer Feedback Let’s look at what Photoshop Touch […]
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    SDC-Main-Blog

  • A Hands On Look at the New Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

    William Chambers
    27 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    One of our senior reviewers, Josh Fate, was able to get some hands on time with the new Lumix DMC-G7 at a special Panasonic event over this past holiday weekend. They flew him out to Indianapolis for the 2015 Indy 500, giving him and others access to the new G7 and a variety of Micro Four Thirds lenses. He put together a brief writeup about the trip over at Steve's Darkroom, which includes some of the photos he took. Be sure to check it out!   Hands on with the Panasonic Lumix G7 at the Indy 500
  • Just Published: Our Fujifilm X-A2 Compact ILC Review

    William Chambers
    26 May 2015 | 9:32 am
    For those looking to upgrade from their point-n-shoot to a more powerful, yet still easy to use camera, you'll want to check out our most recent hands on review of Fuji's X-A2 ILC. This powerful camera sports their X-mount lens system, an APS-C sized CMOS image sensor with 16-megapixels, a 3" tilting LCD, and built-in Wi-Fi; all packed into a compact shell that measures just over 1.5" (body only). While this camera is loaded with powerful features, it still offers several user-friendly exposure options to help novice users who are used to their point-n-shoot camera. To see how well this ILC…
  • Nikon releases Firmware v1.1 for the Coolpix P610, and "C" v1.02 for the D750

    William Chambers
    22 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    Nikon has released two new Firmware Updates, including Firmware Version 1.1 for the Coolpix P610, and "C" Version Firmware 1.02 for the D750. "C" Version Firmware 1.01 for the Nikon D750Nikon does not go into detail about the specific fixes included in the new D750 "C" Firmware Version 1.02 Update, except for stating this in a section listing changes from the previous Version 1.01 release.  Camera operation is now more reliable. It's common for manufacturers to fix problems and increase reliability without listing all of the specific details about them. So, D750 owners may want to apply…
  • Nikon Heartography featuring Grizzler, the Canine Photographer

    William Chambers
    21 May 2015 | 9:26 am
    Have you ever seen photos taken by a dog? If not, stay tuned. Nikon has launched a marketing campaign called Heartography asking "What if emotions could take photographs?". They go on to say "Photos can capture the world's beauty within a single frame, and photographers translate what they feel into what others can see. With a device that reacts to increased heart rates, we can literally connect emotions to every photo." To demonstrate the Heartography concept, Nikon developed a system that includes a special elastic collar that detects heart rate, then transmits it via Bluetooth to a special…
  • Breaking: Olympus Has a Cure for DSL-ARM!

    Michael Palmer
    19 May 2015 | 12:56 pm
    There's a serious (and totally real) affliction plaguing the photography industry. Yet, for too long, no one has been brave enough to talk about it. Until now. Ask yourself: Is the weight of your DSLR dragging you down? Wearing out your shoulders and joints? Stretching out your arm until its comically long?Then you, my friend, might have DSL-ARM. But don't worry. You're not alone. The fine people at Olympus have made a bold breakthrough. A cure is finally within reach. See? Not all is lost. Now let's meet the people behind this tragic story. Paul, the man with DSL-ARM and the…
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    A Photo Editor

  • The Daily Edit – Genome: Samuel Solomon

    Heidi Volpe
    26 May 2015 | 6:29 am
    Food as Medicine: Photographer:Adam Voorhes Editor: Rhonda Reinhart The Family Condition Photographer: Randal Ford Casting and wardrobe: Lauren Smith Ford Retouch: Gigantic Squid Editor: Rhonda Reinhart What is Personalized Medicine Photographer: Adam Voorhes Editor-in-Chief: Eric Celeste Designer: Caleb Bennett Genome Creative Director: Samuel Solomon Editor-in-Chief: Eric Celeste Heidi: How did this job come about for you? Samuel: Years ago, I worked with Genome’s founding Editorial Director, Eric Celeste, while at American Airlines’ inflight, American Way. We always had a great…
  • Sandro Miller Interview

    Jonathan Blaustein
    25 May 2015 | 6:44 am
    Jonathan Blaustein: Given the thickness of your Chicago accent, and the plethora of sports photos on your website, I have to ask… what do you think about Derrick Rose’s game-winning shot the other night? Sandro Miller: The shot was absolutely, off-the-charts amazing. But unfortunately, the man down in Cleveland, Lebron James, answered right back yesterday. With the exact same shot, but from the side. Both shots were amazing, but Derrick’s was just off-the-charts. He’s a killer basketball player. What I loved most about it was when he got into the arms of (Joachim) Noah,…
  • This Week In Photography Books: Mike Slack

    Jonathan Blaustein
    22 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein “Mad Men” ended this week. Did you see it? Were you dissatisfied? Personally, I like to imagine Matthew Weiner’s recurring nightmares about “The Sopranos” last episode, and its less-than-stellar reception. Can’t you see him tossing and turning in a king-sized bed, replete with high-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets? Unconscious, with the Pacific Ocean shimmering out the window, he wonders how to live with himself if he fucks up the end of “Mad Men” the way David Chase faded to black. He must have been a neurotic mess in…
  • The Art of the Personal Project: Mark Scott

    Suzanne Sease
    21 May 2015 | 6:51 am
    As a former Art Producer, I have always been drawn to personal projects because they are the sole vision of the photographer and not an extension of an art director, photo editor, or graphic designer. This new column, “The Art of the Personal Project” will feature the personal projects of photographers using the Yodelist marketing database. You can read their blog at http://yodelist.wordpress.com. Projects are discovered online and submissions are not accepted. Today’s featured photographer is: Mark Scott How long have you been shooting? We moved to Germany in the middle of my…
  • Paul Schiek TBW Books Interview

    Jonathan Blaustein
    20 May 2015 | 6:23 am
    Jonathan Blaustein: I just called you on the phone. We’re not Skyping. And I noticed that your phone number was 444-BOOK. Paul Schiek: Yeah. JB: Who did you have to bribe, as a book publisher, to get BOOK as your phone number? How much money did they make you pay? PS: OK. Awesome first question, because I love these little details that most people don’t notice, or care about. A lot of people don’t have landlines anymore, and to me, a landline represents this classic way of doing business, so people can just call you at 444-BOOK. It was sort of, I don’t want to say…
 
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    Nikon Rumors

  • Firmware updates v1.10 for the Nikon 1 V3 camera and v2.4 for the UT-1 communication unit released

    [NR] admin
    26 May 2015 | 7:44 am
    Nikon released firmware update for the Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera with support for the Camera Control Pro 2 v2.22.0 software, allowing the following operations to be performed: The settings for connected cameras can be adjusted from Camera Control Pro 2. The Camera Control Pro 2 live view window can now be used for still photography and movie recording as well as to select the AF-area and adjust camera settings. Camera Control Pro 2 now supports best moment capture.    Nikon also released firmware version 2.4 for the UT-1 communication unit with support for the D810a DSLR camera. Posted…
  • Nikon apologizes for not being able to keep up with the Coolpix P900 demand

    [NR] admin
    25 May 2015 | 8:06 am
    Nikon Japan issues an official apology on their website for not being able to keep up with the demand for the Coolpix P900 camera that has been out of stock for months. Nikon promised to speed-up the production, but did not give a specific availability date. UPDATE: the Nikon P900 camera is currently in stock at BestBuy. You can see the 83x zoom capabilities (2000mm) of the Nikon Coolpix P900 camera in this post. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: This is what the…
  • Weekly Nikon news flash #316

    [NR] admin
    23 May 2015 | 8:16 pm
    → White Knight Press has released its newest camera guide book: Photographer’s Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P610: Getting the Most from Nikon’s Superzoom Digital Camera. → Topaz Simplify plugin is 30% off till the end of May. → New Gariz Alcantara AT-DFCG half case for Nikon Df camera announced. → New Meyer Optik Goerlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 lens for Nikon mount is coming soon. The company also announced the opening of a new subsidiary in the US - Meyer Optik USA Inc. → The Nikon Coolpix P900 is expected to be in stock on... August 3rd. → Nikon UK summer cashback offers are…
  • Gary Yost on shooting infrared music video underwater with a Nikon D200 and D5200 IR converted cameras

    [NR] admin
    23 May 2015 | 6:08 pm
    In this guest posts Gary Yost (www.garyyost.com) will share his experience on shooting infrared music video underwater with a Nikon D200 and D5200 IR converted cameras. See also his previous posts on the "Hawaiian Tree Bones” infrared time-lapse and the Full Moon Pacific Blanket time-lapse videos. The SF-based band Yassou Benedict came to me in June of 2014 and asked me to help them make a music video for a new song that needed strong visuals. I hadn’t heard the song yet, but co-founder Lilie Bytheway-Hoy was clear about wanting a unique visual style for the piece. “Unique” in the…
  • Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 and 35mm f/2 lenses for Nikon F mount coming later this year

    [NR] admin
    22 May 2015 | 12:11 pm
    A quick update on the upcoming Yongnuo lenses for Nikon F mount - 50mm f/1.8 and 35mm f/2 versions will be released later this year: "Yongnuo tells PetaPixel that it’s aiming to release a 50mm f/1.8 prime lens for Nikon cameras in July 2015, followed by a 35mm f/2 lens for Nikon DSLRs in October 2015. Another lens may be unveiled in December 2015. No word yet on pricing or specs - we may have to wait until the lenses are officially out to get those details." Yongnuo is already producing several lenses (clones) for Canon DSLR cameras. Via Petapixel Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed…
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    Canon Rumors

  • Review: Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS Sport

    Canon Rumors
    26 May 2015 | 5:39 am
    Friend of the site Dustin Abbott has completed his review of the brand new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS Sport lens. Dustin initially wrote this lens off saying: I had pretty much written off the new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM SPORT lens before I reviewed it. I saw the specs (including the heavy [...]
  • Canon Developing a New Slower Supertelephoto Lens [CR2]

    Canon Rumors
    25 May 2015 | 6:04 am
    We’re told that Canon is developing a new supertelephoto lens that is slower than f/4. One immediately thinks about an update to the EF 400mm f/5.6L, but we’re told that is not the case and it’ll be a new lens altogether. While the source couldn’t nail down the exact focal length, speed or even if [...]
  • 24-70 f/2.8 DG OS Art Next from Sigma [CR1]

    Canon Rumors
    25 May 2015 | 5:47 am
    We’ve been told Sigma’s next Art series lens will be a zoom and most likely a 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS Art. The last Art series zoom from Sigma was the 24-105mm f/4 OS DG Art, which has been out of production for some time while Sigma put their manufacturing capacity into the new art series primes as [...]
  • Review: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L from B&H Photo

    Canon Rumors
    22 May 2015 | 4:09 am
    B&H Photo has posted a longer review of Canon’s legendary EF 1200mm f/5.6L. It’s definitely a lens that presents some challenges when walking around New York City, but it still looks like a lot of fun. Some History on the Lens: Canon made this lens available by special order only. A $10,000 deposit was required with [...]
  • Patent: Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L III

    Canon Rumors
    22 May 2015 | 3:54 am
    We just wrote about a replacement for the EF 16-35 f/2.8L II this week, and now a patent showing an upgraded optical formula has appeared. Patent Publication No. 2014-206674 Published 2014.10.30 Filing date 2013.4.15 Example 1 Zoom ratio 2.06 Focal length f = 16.49-23.74-33.94mm Fno. 2.91 Half angle of view ω = 52.69-42.35-32.51 ° BF 38.74-48.38-63.65mm Source: [...]
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    Digital Photography School

  • 5 Macro Photography Tricks to Make Your Images Stand Out

    Alex Morrison
    26 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day for the next 7 days. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any!  In the world of macro photography, most of discussions seem to surround the technical aspects of this photographic art form. Amongst my colleagues, lens choice comes up a lot, along with the use of a flash, extension rings, and bellows. Dynamic and creative macro photographs. I’d like to switch gears away from the technical, and share some of my tricks to help you creatively enhance your…
  • Backyard Macro Photography Safari

    Bruce Wunderlich
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! As photographers, we often have the opinion that in order to capture a great image we need to head out to an exotic location. But, what if you don’t have the time or opportunity to go to one of those places? Say you have free time some morning, and would like to go outside and capture some stunning images. You might be surprised at what you can find to photograph right in your own backyard! If you don’t have a backyard, take a…
  • What it Takes to Go Pro – Lessons from 10 Professional Photographers

    Kelly Kingman
    25 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The decision to go pro with your photography business is a big step. It’s a time when the future is ripe with possibility and fears tend to run high. In what we call a “crisis of confidence,” you may find yourself comparing your work to other photographers and wondering, “am I really good enough?” or “will people give me a chance?” When you begin experiencing these thoughts, take a deep breath and remember this; almost everyone feels this way before they begin a new journey – especially if their dreams are on the line. In fact, those super successful photographers you keep…
  • Getting Started with Abstract Macro Photography

    Barry J Brady
    25 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! Lines and light can emphasize your subject Macro photography truly is a unique genre of photography. In most of the other types of photography (landscape, portrait, sport, etc.) you want to get the context of your scene in the image. In macro photography, you can literally focus in on what’s important and remove any distractions by simply getting closer. One of the best things about macro photography is that you can do it…
  • 5 Creative Macro Photography Ideas that Really Work

    Chris Corradino
    24 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! Here are 5 quick creative tips to help you with your macro photography: 1) Use Flash for Tiny Details While a macro lens with a 1:1 (one to one) ratio is a terrific tool for close-up work, so too is an external flash. Contrary to what some photographers will tell you, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a ring light for successful results. The trick is to reduce the flash output to approximately -1.75 in TTL mode. This will…
 
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    1001 NOISY CAMERAS

  • New WordPress Responsive Theme Installed

    1001nc
    18 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    UPDATE (MAY 18 in 2015): Something looks different? YES!!! After a month, I finally replaced the mega-font-bold-o-sprawling default 2015 WordPress Theme with a more suitable one! This will be adjusted in the next few days and evolve as this main blog evolves. This is a simple self-explanatory theme, but if you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment or use the online contact form or le Twitter. In parallel, we also updated the WordPress Theme of the Camera Deals blog to something even more compact and readable. Both of these themes are responsive, so they will…
  • New Cameras and Lenses in 2015 (only serious or interesting)

    1001nc
    17 May 2015 | 11:20 pm
    This reference post is a summary of new cameras and new lenses [these two links jump DIRECTLY to the new gear listings below)], featuring only serious and/or interesting products (judgment call; please feel free to make a case for/against specific products). Unlike before, this will NOT cover every single freaking camera squirted out of a marketing department’s twisted pretzel logic The exact format will develop over time as very few new products have been announced so far in 2015. Latest Update: May 18 (2015) at 3:52pm ET: new Panasonic G7… new Fuji X-T10 and 90/2 lens… New…
  • Five Good Deals (an on-going Latest Deals Summary)

    1001nc
    15 May 2015 | 12:50 am
    This Five Good Deals perma-post is a summary of the latest deals for people checking intermittently (bookmark with the permalink). On the other hand, if you are interested in the latest and time-sensitive deals as they happen, the place to check remains the Camera Deals blog with its full-text RSS feed. Latest Update: May 17 at 4:51am ET in 2015 + black manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3100 body only for $200 at Adorama + Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II lens (silver or black) with 4% rewards, 3yr spills/drops warranty at Adorama + Olympus E-M5 (first generation) with 14-42mm in different colors for…
  • Latest Updates (from Twitter)

    1001nc
    4 May 2015 | 7:44 pm
    You can find our latest Twitter updates right here or go directly to the @1001noisycamera Twitter account where I struggle to fit everything into 140 characters. Tweets by @1001noisycamera
  • Photography Trade Show Calendar for 2015 and Beyond

    1001nc
    1 Jan 2015 | 11:12 pm
    And we are baaaack! This is the first “content post” in the new WordPress era! This is a reference post, a list of camera and photography related Trade Show Calendars for the remainder of 2014 and 2015. With mobile photography increasing in popularity and importance, some mobile trade shows were added as well. It is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of every photography-related trade show on the planet… For omissions and corrections, please leave a comment or use the online contact form… ************************* 2015 ***************************…
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    Photo Business News & Forum

  • Mary Ellen Mark, Influential Photographer, Passes away at 75

    John Harrington
    26 May 2015 | 2:31 pm
    During the 2008 Festival of the Photograph, we interviewed Mary Ellen Mark as a part of a broader package on the artists presenting at the Festival. In honor of her death, below is the brief segment as a standalone video of a highly regarded photographer called by some inpirational, a humanist photographer, a photojournalist and a documentarian: Mary Ellen Mark interview segment from the 2008 Look3 Festival of the Photograph from John Harrington on Vimeo. During the 2008 Look3 Festival of the Photograph, we interviewed Mary Ellen Mark about her work. Here is the segment, which ran within a…
  • VIDEO: Getty Images Losing Ground in Mid-Stock Business as CEO Steps Down

    John Harrington
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    With the news of Getty CEO Jonathan Klein stepping down to take on the role of Chairman (as reported here) Klein will have little to celebrate as the storied company itself celebrates 20 years in business this week. Neither do the photographers whose work is in the Getty Images archives, and who see this announcement - where Klein is Chairman without CEO authority, effectively not much to do - as a last ditch effort to survive, so they are not celebrating either. (Comments, if any, after the Jump)Please post your comments by clicking the link below. If you've got questions, please pose them…
  • Staff vs. Independent - Why Staff Photographer Jobs are Declining and What to Do About It

    John Harrington
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:02 pm
    There has been much ado in recent years about the overall decline in the number of staff photographer positions at newspapers, yet an anecdotal observation of these same newspapers shows they are publishing the same number of photographs in print, and even more images are being consumed online.  The dire declines in circulation of a newspaper is irrelevant to the number of photos used, it's the same paper (save for the instances where there's also a reduction in page count) just fewer copies are printed. So why are staff photography jobs being slashed practically everywhere you turn?It's…
  • Getty Images’ Downward Spiral Approaches Judgment Day

    John Harrington
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A catastrophe of cataclysmic proportions for Getty Images (a subsidiary of the Carlyle Group, NASDAQ: CG) is on the horizon. Below are some historical insights, and a break down of the latest Bloomberg reports on Getty. First though, here’s a very simple comparison that will illustrate the state of Getty’s bank accounts and loans:If you owe so much money to others that you can’t even afford to pay the interest accrued on the loan, and there are no promises of large cash influxes in the near future, no one will loan you the money to pay your monthly interest expense, let alone pay down…
  • [UPDATED} - Peter Lik - Master Marketer and Successful Entrepreneur

    John Harrington
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Peter Lik's "Ghost", which is the color version of his one-off "Phantom." ©Peter Lik Say what you will about photographer Peter Lik, but you don't have 15 art galleries and a Chief Financial Officer and then belong anywhere but in the category of "successful businessman." An interesting article in the New York Times about Lik - Peter Lik’s Recipe for Success: Sell Prints. Print Money. somehow gave fodder for Artnet News to opine "New York Times Exposes Peter Lik Photography Fraud". Now, where do they get "fraud" in the NYT article? Questions? Sure. Fraud? That remains…
 
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    Buy-n-Shoot.com RSS News Feed

  • Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

    1 May 2015 | 12:04 am
    Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, is taking the next step forward in its successful digital black-and-white photography concept for the Leica M rangefinder camera system and presents the new Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246). With improved performance and features and a newly developed black-and-white sensor, the camera by far exceeds the high standards set by its...
  • Panasonic Lumix G DMC-GF6 Digital Camera Review

    25 Apr 2015 | 6:23 pm
    In short, the Panasonic Lumix G DMC-GF6K digital single lens mirrorless camera looks, feels and performs well above its price tag. Adopting functionality from it's predecessors, inspiration from DSLR cameras and lending user-friendly technology standards found in smart phones the GF6 is a camera Panasonic have obviously worked hard on putting together. Offering...
  • Pentax K-3 II Digital Camera

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:44 am
    Expanding on the K-3 legacy, the newly released K-3 II adds GPS functionality, improved Shake-Reduction (SR) technology, high speed AF and built-in ASTROTRACER. Ricoh Imaging is proud to introduce the Pentax K-3 II Digital SLR; refining the ultimate field camera. Developed as the successor to the award winning Pentax K-3, the new K-3 II shares its predecessor’s magnesium alloy casing, metal chassis...
  • Fujifilm Fujinon XF16mm F1.4 R WR Lens

    16 Apr 2015 | 4:28 am
    Fujifilm’s new Fujinon XF16mm F1.4 R WR fast aperture wide-angle lens offers stunning optical performance, high image quality in low light conditions, and bokeh-rich macro photography with the minimum working distance of 15cm. Due for release in Australia in late May 2015, the lightweight 375 gram Fujinon XF16mm F1.4 R WR is the fifth addition to Fujifilm’s line-up of fast aperture lenses. It comes...
  • Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 Digital Camera

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:38 am
    Olympus Imaging Australia has today announced the Stylus Tough TG-4 compact digital camera, the new flagship model in its acclaimed “Tough” range of ruggedised digital compacts. The waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, crushproof and freezeproof Stylus Tough TG-4 significantly improves underwater imaging with Underwater High Dynamic Range (UW HDR) shooting...
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    Virtual Photography Studio

  • 4 Mobile Technology Devices You Can’t Live Without

    Virtual Photography
    22 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Love your music and can’t get enough high-tech gadgets to enjoy your music on the go? Here are some must-haves for enjoying your playlists while out and about: Bowers-Wilkins P3 Headphones While some brands of headphones like Beats by Dre, Apple and Bose have gathered a cult following based on name recognition alone, serious audiophiles know you’ve got to get off the beaten path for top-quality ear gear. The Bower-Wilkins P3 headphones are light and portable with unmatched sound quality. They fold up easily to fit in a pocket. The fabric ear covering is constructed from memory foam,…
  • Brighten Your Wedding Photography: Editing Tips

    Paul Escott
    19 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    Now that you have enjoyed your photo shooting with the happy couple and are left with gigabytes of photos to edit, you probably think of the insane workflow required to deliver your final result. All you need is a great, easy-to-follow plan, which involves great time management and creativity. We have already taken care of the first aspect and we will share with you the 10 efficient steps to a victorious editing process.   Step 1: Photography is Storytelling If you imagine editing photos is a ‘post-production’ process, you are wrong, my friend. Before getting started you should have…
  • How to Boost Your Photography Business: Top 5 Resources

    Paul Escott
    18 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Do you want to improve your marketing skills and boost your photography business? Here are just a few amazingly cheap resources you can benefit of to enhance your business performance. Top 5 Resources to Boost Your Business Performance We often associate marketing resources with complicated strategies and methods that can be developed and applied only by specialists who have a thorough knowledge in the field. There’s nothing more false, especially when it comes to individuals who build up a business driven by passion and determination. Yes, we know you are the artist and your customer…
  • What Every Photographer Should Have in the Studio for Clients

    Virtual Photography
    15 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    Being a photographer can definitely be a rewarding career, but it can also be demanding, especially when it comes to staying on top of the latest photography technology that can help you up your game. But in addition to investing in the right tools to make your photos really stand out, you also need to take steps to make certain your studio space has everything it needs for your clients. Wondering what every photographer should have in his studio for clients? Then check out the tips below to see what your space is missing. Basic Equipment The last thing you’d want is for a client to…
  • Promote Your Photography Business Online

    Paul Escott
    14 May 2015 | 7:21 am
    Wonder what the cheapest and most efficient method to improve the visibility of your business online is? Learn the tricks and tips from us and get started! Advice on how to Promote Your Photography Business Online The following tips will help you boost your online presence and, why not, your profit. 1. Set the Goal and the Objectives of Your Plan Any marketing plan needs a goal to point you in the right direction. Before you take action, establish what it is that you want to achieve. Do you wish to gain more followers, to sell your work better or enhance communication with your clients?
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    Camera Hacker: Forums

  • Can't get rid of "turn the power off and on again"

    27 May 2015 | 12:52 am
    I have a Sony Cybershot DSC-W30 for my pocket. Same problem occured during Paris journey from Turkey. We traditionally solve problems with radio, cd player etc . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Sony DSC-H300 lens has a mind of its own

    25 May 2015 | 11:45 pm
    I have a SONY DSC-H300 and the lens seems to have a mind of its own and it wont let me take pictures or record enything i banged it on the table twice and i nee . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Firmware for Kodak DX4530

    25 May 2015 | 11:44 pm
    I have an old unused camera Kodak DX4530, I am in need of firmware (Latest possible version. The firm ware is no more available on Kodak website or any where el . . . Category: Digital Camera: Kodak
  • Nexxtech 2516516 Driver

    21 May 2015 | 10:57 pm
    ^ 2015 and still works for windows 8, awesome Category: WebCam
  • Canon Mark III "busy" when connected to USB

    19 May 2015 | 8:10 am
    I'm having an issue if I switch on my Canon EOS 5D Mark III when it's connected to my computer via USB: the camera doesn't respond to any button and the color d . . . Category: Digital Camera: Canon
 
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    Shutter Sisters

  • Wrapping Up #GiftingGrace Beautifully

    Tracey Clark
    1 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    We are beyond grateful for all of you and the incredibly heartfelt and gorgeous images and lovely #giftinggrace dedications that came through during the past month. Needless to say, we’re wrapping up feeling truly touched and deeply inspired! Thank you so much to Stampington and Company for generously being a part of this outpouring of grace and for supporting Shutter Sisters in this way. Sharing the beauty of Bella Grace Magazine means so much! As for the winners of this final week of #GiftingGrace, here they are: giftinggrace by @kjhp gifting grace by @paulateach gifting grace by…
  • The Beauty and Bounty of #GiftingGrace

    shutter sisters
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    As we celebrate another week of #GiftingGrace, we are featuring our 5 weekly recipients of Bella Grace Magazine. Such fun to give and receive, isn’t it? We are deeply moved by all the images that are being dedicated in our photo sharing circle. It makes our hearts swell with gratitude. Here are a few true beauties! GiftingGrace by SusanBlanda GiftingGrace by DeepRiverStudio GiftingGrace by annabelle_roa GiftingGrace by ann_thedreamery GiftingGrace by RunnerKimHall We have another week left to share our grace-inspired images with those we want to encourage and inspire! Read all about it…
  • #GiftingGrace with Bella Grace Magazine for Week 2

    shutter sisters
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    Another lovely week full of beautiful images and sweet photo dedications of #GiftingGrace. These gorgeous shots are perfect examples of how  grace can be found in the often quiet and unexpected places.  Thanks to Bella Grace Magazine for gifting these 5 ladies copies of the latest issue. #GiftingGrace by Mallien GiftingGrace by Thirty2flavors GiftingGrace by SiobhanWolf GiftingGrace by LindsayCrandall GiftingGrace by CarmenMariez We’ve still got a few more weeks to celebrate this photo sharing circle so be sure to submit your images by using the #giftinggrace &…
  • #GiftingGrace and Receiving Bella Grace

    shutter sisters
    10 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Thank you all for participating in our #GiftingGrace photo sharing circle this week. We are excited to share images from this week’s 5 chosen recipients of the latest issue of Bella Grace Magazine. It’s a treasure, for sure. As are these lovely shots. #GiftingGrace image by @anniestril #GiftingGrace image by @soonie_2 #GiftingGrace image by @believinginhope #GiftingGrace image by @lolafalola #GiftingGrace image by @nerdeyeopen We encourage you to join in the #GiftingGrace goodness by sharing your own grace-inspired images and dedicating them to special people in your life!
  • Announcing #GiftingGrace : Inspired by Bella Grace Magazine

    shutter sisters
    6 Apr 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Oh, April! What a glorious month you are; ushering out the bare and chilly winter while welcoming in the slow and sure warmth of spring. At this threshold of the new season we look forward to more than just a change in the weather, we long to discover and experience all things fresh, new and beautiful. With every glimpse of sunny sky, every sprig that shoots up and every blossom that begins to bud, we can feel the gifts being bestowed upon us; hope, promise and grace. We, here at Shutter Sisters, can think of no better way to celebrate this transformative and tender turn of the seasons than…
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    Layers Magazine

  • Creating a Lower 3rd Graphic with Premiere, Part 3

    Daniel
    21 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    Join Daniel as we go through adding motion to the 3rd installment of this lower third creation series—made totally in After Effects, no outside programs!
  • Creating a Lower 3rd Graphic with Premiere, Part 2

    Daniel
    20 May 2015 | 10:50 am
    Join Daniel as we go through adding a lower third creation — made totally in After Effects, no outside programs!
  • Creating a Lower 3rd Graphic with Premiere, Part 1

    Daniel
    19 May 2015 | 10:49 am
    Join Daniel as we go through adding a lower third creation — made totally in After Effects, no outside programs!
  • Staying Organized with Markers in Premiere

    Daniel
    15 May 2015 | 7:54 am
    Get organized, work fluidly (yeah, not the words most video creatives want to hear) Simple steps to keep you on track using markers in Adobe Premiere.
  • Setting Your White Point and Black Point

    Scott Kelby
    5 May 2015 | 11:35 am
    CREDIT: SCOTT KELBY One way to get the most out of your image editing is to expand the tonal range of your photo by setting your white point and black point (this is something Photoshop users have done for many years using Photoshop’s Levels control). We do this using the Whites and Blacks sliders. We increase the whites as far as we can without clipping the highlights, and increase the blacks as far as we can without clipping the deepest shadows too much (although, I personally don’t mind a little shadow clipping), which expands the tonal range big time. Step One: Here’s the original…
 
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    Photojojo

  • Your Hunk-a, Hunk-a Burning Questions Answered Here

    Erin
    26 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Meet our stellar customer service team. They’re chock-full of information about all of our shop goodies (also great at telling jokes!) We picked their brains about some of our most popular products in order to answer your most FAQs. Don’t see your question? Shoot them an E-mail, they love chatting! CS FAQ ASAP (...)Read the rest of Your Hunk-a, Hunk-a Burning Questions Answered Here (988 words) © Erin for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Ideas for Photo Fun With Water & Food Coloring

    Taylor
    21 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    “Wow! Oh my gosh! Cool!” This is what your friends will say when they see your gorgeous photos of food coloring in water. These shots are not only incredible but surprisingly easy! And with our setup tips and ideas you’re gonna get the most vibrant and unique results possible. Just don’t get so mesmerized by all those dancing colors that you forget to take the shot! Make Photo Magic with Food Coloring (...)Read the rest of Ideas for Photo Fun With Water & Food Coloring (630 words) © Taylor for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us…
  • Gramming for Good

    Erin
    19 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Your Instagram presence is a superpower just waiting for that perfect opportunity to shine in selfless acts of kindness. Welcome to your Hero moment. Gramming for Good is a new project that matches up talented ‘grammers with non-profit organizations, so you can use your visual power for good. Sign up to participate here. Gramming for Good will match you up with a non-profit organization that suits your style and interests. Take over their account for a week, donate old gems from your photo collection, or spark a long-term collaboration and extend your impact. If you’re in the Bay Area,…
  • Your Light Problems, Illuminated at Last

    Erin
    18 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    We’ve gathered up your most pressing light issues and found the perfect solutions for them. Dare we say we shed light on the situation? Oh yeah, we totally dare. Check out all the products you’ll ever need for light perfection and our best tutorials for shooting in tricksy light. You’ve got the ‘light’ stuff now baby! Choose the “Light”! (...)Read the rest of Your Light Problems, Illuminated at Last (291 words) © Erin for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Liven Up Your Tabletop Photoshoots

    Taylor
    14 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Tabletops are great for elbow leaning, finger drumming and they make pretty good photo backdrops too! You can set anything down on ‘em, from baked goods to the newest product in your Etsy store, and just snap away. But if you’re sick of the same ol’, plain ol’ tabletop, we’ve thought of five fun ways to spice up your next tabletop shot. Whether you’re selling something or just want to up your Instagram game, you’re gonna love these tabletop makeover tips. Take Tabletop Photos That Pop  (...)Read the rest of Liven Up Your Tabletop Photoshoots (629…
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    Northlight Images Photography

  • Canon Software updated

    13 May 2015 | 8:54 am
    New versions of DPP and EOS utility at 5Ds / 5Ds R support
  • Review - Spyder5 Elite monitor calibrator

    2 May 2015 | 5:55 am
    The Spyder 5 Elite monitor calibrator features a new colorimeter design, giving improved performance. The Elite version includes projector calibration and a wide range of profiling options and measurement data.
  • Review - Epson SC-P800

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:38 am
    Epson have just announced the P800, a 9 ink 17" printer, that follows on from the SP3880. It adds a roll paper option, and uses the new UltraChrome HD ink set. Keith has been testing the new printer, and has a full in depth review.
  • Why don't my prints match my screen?

    10 Apr 2015 | 2:37 am
    Updated article looks at why your prints still don't match your screen, and some of what you can do - first published nearly 10 years ago, the same principles hold true today.
  • Review - Piccure+

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    Piccure Plus is an image sharpening plugin and application that can correct for some aspects of lens softness and camera shake. It's not fast but can bring a degree of sharpness and clarity to images that can make even expensive lenses look appreciably better.
 
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    Photography Blog

  • Sony Xperia Z3+

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    26 May 2015 | 11:45 pm
    The Sony Xperia Z3+ is a new Android phone with a 20.7-megapixel main camera and 25mm (eq.) f/2 lens. Read more and comment »
  • Fujifilm Summer Cashback

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    26 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    Fujifilm have announced a range of cashback offers. Read more and comment »
  • Takeway Clampod T1

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    26 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    A versatile new device has been introduced into the UK and Ireland by Kenro which allows you to securely fix a camera, phone, flash or tablet to a variety of objects. Read more and comment »
  • Toshiba Updates Exceria Pro SD Card Range

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    26 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    Toshiba Europe has refreshed its Exceria Pro range of high-end SD memory cards. Read more and comment »
  • Fujifilm X-T10 Sample Images

    Mark Goldstein
    26 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Ahead of our full review, here are 59 sample images taken with a full production version of the brand new Fujifilm X-T10 compact system camera. We're currently testing the X-T10 with the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 kit lens. We've also included the entire ISO range from 100 to 51200. Read the preview »
 
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    CreativePro.com » News

  • Hermann Zapf Sketchbook Kickstarter Project

    Erica Gamet
    25 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    I’ve been known to fall down the rabbit hole of Kickstarter projects, and this past week I chased many a white rabbit. This time, however, I climbed back out not with a strange feeling from drinking out of bottles labeled “DRINK ME,” but with a rare gem. I stumbled upon the Hermann Zapf Sketchbook Project. Zapf—master calligrapher and creator of renowned typefaces such as Palatino, Optima, and Zapfino—is directly involved in this project to reproduce some of his sketchbooks, which include examples of his calligraphic skill, pencil sketches, and watercolor paintings. To…
  • Albert Einstein Font on Kickstarter

    Erica Gamet
    18 May 2015 | 9:03 pm
    Kickstarter, like other successful crowdsourcing sites, is a weird and wonderful place. I find myself wanting to back projects for wacky inventions and gadgets that fill a need I didn’t even know I had. However, it’s also a great place to find cool things that fit in your everyday life, whether personal or professional. The Albert Einstein Font Kickstarter campaign just might fall into both categories. Dreamed up by dancer Elizabeth Waterhouse and brought to life by typographer Harald Geisler, the font is being created based on the beautiful handwriting of one of the world’s…
  • Free Stuff: Exclusive Vecteezy Assets for CreativePro.com Readers

    Erica Gamet
    12 May 2015 | 4:11 am
    Here’s something special for all you lovely CreativePro.com readers, courtesy of our friends at Vecteezy: an exclusive pack of 44 attractive Web icons! Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, the icon pack features flat icons in white on a gray background, but since they’re vectors, you can customize them as needed. With icons for such web staples as mail, calendars, photos, news, and security, the pack includes several file formats: PNG, PSD, EPS and, of course AI. Vecteezy is part of the Eezy network of sites that offer free and premium assets for…
  • Quirky Ads Tout Improved Bikeshare Program

    Erica Gamet
    4 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    May is National Bike Month, and things are ramping up where I live, so I’m having a hard time sitting inside and writing. As I suffer quietly for my art, I’ll have to make do with my late-night rides and be content with looking at cycling-inspired design. One such campaign that caught my eye recently comes from La Comunidad/The Community agency. The collection of posters, subway cards, billboards, and magazine ads promotes EcoBici, Buenos Aires’ automated bikeshare program. Billed with the tagline, “Never Stop Riding,” the fun hand-drawn graphics tout the 24/7…
  • Alphabet of Typography

    Erica Gamet
    30 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Recently I’ve been trying to up my typography game—mostly to impress my type-loving friends. Being late to this game I often feel overwhelmed, so lately I’ve been trying to learn in quick visual snippets. Knowing my love of infographics, one kind-hearted typophile recently sent me a link to Pop Chart Lab’s “Alphabet of Typography” poster, which fits perfectly into my new streamlined approach. Its simple representation of the alphabet actually contains a wellspring information for the newbie or veteran of type, including myriad parts of letterforms from…
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    Camera Labs

  • Panasonic Lumix 30mm f2.8 - affordable macro lens for MFT

    11 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Panasonic's Lumix G 30mm f2.8 is an affordable Macro lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. Mounted on an Olympus or Panasonic body, it delivers a 60mm field-of-view that makes it an ideal general-purpose prime lens, but the key selling point is its ability to focus close-enough to deliver 1:1 magnification. Impressively the Micro Four Thirds system already has two existing macro options, each employing longer focal lengths, so in my Lumix 30mm Macro review I've taken an in-depth look at this latest option to see if it's the model for you!
  • Panasonic Lumix SZ8 - budget compact

    4 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Lumix SZ8 is Panasonic's entry-level super-zoom compact, offering a 12x optical zoom, 16 Megapixel sensor, 3in screen and Wifi, making it a step-up from the cheapest models at little extra cost. The Lumix SZ10 may be newer, but offers little more than a selfie-screen over the earlier SZ8, which has subsequently found itself discounted to tempting price points. Ken checks it out in his Lumix SZ8 review!
  • Canon EOS M3 review - Canon's best mirrorless yet!

    30 Apr 2015 | 2:23 am
    Canon's EOS M3 is the company's third mirrorless camera. It employs a brand new 24 Megapixel APS-C sensor with Hybrid CMOS III AF for more faster and more confident continuous AF. The 3in touchscreen angles down by 45 degrees or all the way up to face the subject for selfies or filming pieces to camera. There's no built-in viewfinder, but you can slide an optional EVF accessory onto the hotshoe, or exploit Canon's Speedlite flashguns. There's also a popup flash, 1080p video at 24, 25 or 30p with manual control over exposures, a microphone input and Wifi with NFC. Has Canon cracked the…
  • Olympus E-PL7 review - vintage style, modern mirrorless!

    27 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a mid-range mirrorless camera aimed at those who want a step-up in quality and control over a point-and-shoot or smartphone. It has 16 Megapixels, built-in stabilization that works with any lens you attach, Wifi, and a screen which folds down by 180 degrees for selfies or filming pieces to camera. With its decent specification and retro styling the E-PL7 is undoubtedly an attractive camera, but is it your best bet at this end of the market? Ken compared it against the Lumix GF7 and Samsung NX3000 in his Olympus E-PL7 review!
  • Panasonic Lumix 42.5mm f1.7 review - compact but high quality lens!

    22 Apr 2015 | 3:35 am
    Panasonic's Lumix G 42.5mm f1.7 is a short telephoto lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. Mounted on an Olympus or Panasonic body, it delivers an 85mm field-of-view that's ideal for portraits, but a close focusing distance also lets it double-up for surprisingly good macro work. Find out how it compares to the popular Olympus 45mm f1.8 for sharpness, bokeh, starbursts and more in my Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm f1.7 review!
 
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    Dr.Ozdi

  • Suché vřesoví / Dry heather

    23 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Hustý vánek olizuje větvičky vřesu, kapky rosy se na nich co chvíli zatřpytí a pak sjedou kamsi hluboko po stěně skály dolů... Wet breeze licks twigs of heather, dewdrops on them glitters suddenly and than slip somewhere deep down by the rocks wall ...
  • Věž plavčíka / Lifeguard tower

    17 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Opuštěné přírodní koupaliště za městem Abandoned natural swimming pool behind the town
  • Mladé březoví / Young birch leaves

    14 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Jak se nám tu ten rosný bod, slabá oblačnost a ranní mlhy vybarvily, že? How nice colors the dew point, thin clouds and morning fog cold have?
  • Jahody se smetanou / Strawberries and cream

    3 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Dole někde ječí kuna, kolem řvou ptáci, až píská v uších. Svítání dnes nešetří barvami. An marten is yelling somewhere bellow and birds are screaming around that ringing in my ears. Daybreak is painting today with all colors.
  • Nepříliš Suchá Kamenice / Not too dry Sucha Kamenice river

    21 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Když korytem Suché Kamenice teče voda, je to malý zázrak. Přes mechem pokryté balvany přetéká průzračná voda, v tůňkách klokotá.Koryto je po většinu roku suché, nebo skoro suché. Po rychlém tání namnoze nenápadný čůrek přesouvá metráky písku i tunové balvany dolů k Labi. When in dry riverbed ov Sucha Kamenice river a streams of water flows, it's little wonder. Over mossy boulders flowing clear water and gurgling in small pools.
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • Scenes from a Scout

    Joe McNally
    25 May 2015 | 3:38 am
    Scouting in Beijing, surely when taking a look at national monuments or important cultural sites, generally means walking—a lot. Cranked over seven miles yesterday. More tk today. Each step is valuable, even though I have been to each of these sites many times. You go back to look again, because you just never know. You relentlessly search for an edge for your client. Something different just might be out there that would complement the job at hand. Along the way, at almost every step, there are wonderful diversions. No matter how many times I’ve been here, difference is everywhere,…
  • Q&A: Volume Two

    Joe McNally
    22 May 2015 | 3:18 am
    1.  It seems like you’re always traveling.  Do you ever get some down time?  What do you like to do when you’re at home and you don’t have to work for a few days?  Does not working drive you crazy? I do travel a great deal. It’s the life I bargained for many years ago. My dad helped me get a student credential to the 1974 Democratic National Convention, and I was awestruck. I was surrounded by veteran shooters, wire guys, and they were all conversing. “Yeah, I got this then the Olympics, then the campaign trail then the Inaugural. I’m on the road…
  • Back to China

    Joe McNally
    19 May 2015 | 3:06 am
    Returning to Beijing this week, one of the more resolutely fascinating cities I have ever been to. Been there many times, though it is far too large, too energetic, and too rapidly tilting and shifting for me to claim to know it well. Like a runway fashion model who quickly strips off behind the curtains and then reappears onstage in a blink as a totally different creation, Beijing is continuously surprising. I am fortunate to have great clients there, and they have assigned me to many a wonderful wander with a camera. Shot the above in 1987 at ShiChaHai, the legendary birthplace of many an…
  • A Quick Lighting Build in Times Square

    Joe McNally
    12 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    Ah, the crossroads of the world, Times Square, New York City. Neon blares, thespians tread on venerably historic stages, with fashions, movies, and the cult of celebrity all shining brightly outside. It’s really the only place I’ve been where your shutter speeds at night need to be faster than they are on some days. It’s a whirlygig of lit up pop culture, where in the space of a half a block or so, you can quite literally bump into hundreds of rushing people, and likely hear about a dozen different languages, intermingled with the usual, distinctively gruff New Yorkese. And…
  • Throwback Thursday

    Joe McNally
    7 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    Just visited my old haunts at ABC TV, where the gracious editors let me peruse some of my old pics, and offered me a few scans to have for my archive. I was a staff photographer there during a tumultuous time. Made the first promo pictures of Ted Koppel as they launched Nightline in response to the Iranian hostage crisis. Ted might have had an inkling, but I sure had no idea as I made these in the control room that Nightline was going to go on to become a long running journalistic institution. Obviously, I had no idea about the lighting, either. Flash hits galore above. I shot this with old…
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    Canon Blogger

  • Favorite Black and White Conversion Methods

    Jason
    18 May 2015 | 6:53 am
    As you can tell from the header adjustments, a new eBook is coming out in a few weeks, and I would like to devote a bit of it to some user generated thoughts, so now’s your chance – tell me,… Read more → The post Favorite Black and White Conversion Methods appeared first on Canon Blogger.
  • 98 Ways to Improve Your Photography!

    Jason
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Imagine if you could get nearly 100 ways to improve your photography in one central resource?  Yup, in one place.  You could download it to your computer, save it to your iPad, iPhone, Android, tablet, or whatever way you prefer… Read more → The post 98 Ways to Improve Your Photography! appeared first on Canon Blogger.
  • 3 Reasons to Shoot Photography Every Day

    Jason
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    We all have reasons to get out of practicing, but it’s never a good idea to keep at the basics.  Shooting every day can sound like a daunting task, and people have asked me why it’s important to do this… Read more → The post 3 Reasons to Shoot Photography Every Day appeared first on Canon Blogger.
  • Photography Reflections

    Jason
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Photography Reflections After last week’s post where I asked for your thoughts, a number of readers have voted for more articles.  This is great insight, and thanks to everyone who stopped in to vote.  It gave me a lot to… Read more → The post Photography Reflections appeared first on Canon Blogger.
  • The Truth About Photographic Talent

    Jason
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    I just got an email last night from a reader that really struck a chord for me, and hearkens back to the early days of the blog – when I had the time, energy, in addition to my passion for… Read more → The post The Truth About Photographic Talent appeared first on Canon Blogger.
 
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    Endless Years/Snapping Cat

  • Gadgets:: Organize and transfer content with SanDisk 3.0 Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0

    admin
    21 May 2015 | 12:34 pm
    By Gregg Ellman - #greggellman @greggellman San Disk’s new plug-n-play Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 has the typical USB connection on one end, as expected from a flash drive. But this one stands out because the other end has a microUSB connector which makes it ideal for moving content on devices including OTG enabled Android smartphones. To organize and transfer content, you must download the free SanDisk Memory Zone app in Google Play. Consider that app your file cabinet to access files and move content on or off a device. This includes photos, music, movies and contacts. You can also…
  • Gadgets:: SkylinkNet alarm system simple and secure

    admin
    21 May 2015 | 12:21 pm
    By Gregg Ellman - #greggellman @greggellman The SkylinkNet alarm system kit is nothing fancy but it’s easy to setup and works well for a simple home security system. Like any other smart-home system, it has to be connected to a home Internet system and works with an iPhone or Android smartphone (not included). What is included in the kit is an Internet Hub, motion sensor, key chain remote and a pair of window/door sensors. Where you connect the sensors is your choice, there’s no right or wrong. The kit is designed to start off with the basics and then add on from there. Window, door or…
  • Gadgets:: Ring Video Doorbell, OWC Thunderbolt Dock 2

    admin
    21 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
    By Gregg Ellman - #greggellman @greggellman Once the Ring Video Doorbell button is pressed, a one-way video is activated along with two-way audio so you can see and talk to who’s at your entry way. Access the audio and video on a smartphone or tablet from anywhere you have Wi-Fi Internet access. The most appealing feature, but far from the only one is the built-in camera lens, is the lens. It provides 180-degrees of wide-angle view of the doorbell area. Everything you need for the simple installation is included. It takes only a few minutes from start to finish, assuming your Wi-fi signal…
  • Gadgets :: April 20, 2015

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    By Gregg Ellman - #greggellman @greggellman   If you forgot to turn on your sprinklers while you are out of town, or it rained overnight but you left for work without turning them off, neither is a problem to control with the Orbit 12-Station Indoor/Outdoor Irrigation Timer. The system is the second accessory I’ve tried from Lowe’s to work with the IRIS wireless smartphone system (the first was the smart garage door controller). First, a little about the Iris/smartphone system; it has add-on’s to control alarms, security cameras, thermostats and even electric pet doors. Each must…
  • Gadgets :: April 6, 2015

    admin
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:15 pm
    By Gregg Ellman #greggellman @greggellman The Panoramic Pod has the line “picture perfect panoramas every time!” on the front of its box and after just one try I can confirm that statement is accurate. Cell phones produce great images – but only if you hold the phone steady and horizontal for wide shots. The Panoramic Pod takes care of the later. It takes 25 seconds to take the image with excellent image quality and just a little longer than that to set it up. All you do is place the included tripod on a flat surface, attach the pod, attach your phone, and wind the spring-loaded (no…
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    DIYPhotography

  • The Dragonfly Telescope Use Ten Canon 400mm f/2.8 Lenses to Detect Faint Galaxies

    Liron Samuels
    27 May 2015 | 6:18 am
    While telescopes do a great job gathering light and obtaining images of ridiculously distant objects, even the largest and most advanced units are assumed to be unable to detect certain faint structures due scattered light which may be hiding them. An awkward looking, multi-lens array was built to solve the problem – the Dragonfly Telephoto [...] The post The Dragonfly Telescope Use Ten Canon 400mm f/2.8 Lenses to Detect Faint Galaxies appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Peli Photo Contest Honoring Towel Day Results

    Udi Tirosh
    27 May 2015 | 3:55 am
    DON’T PANIC! Not a lot of things in life were more fun that the Towel Day photo contest we ran with Peli. Without further ado, here are the two winners. Each will receive a Peli 1510 Case (Galaxy Class). Selection of winners was made by Peli and Dave Kai Piper.: Jim Moody’s Idiots guide to the kitchen Łukasz [...] The post Peli Photo Contest Honoring Towel Day Results appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Police Capture Fugitive Turned Model by Setting Up a Fake Photoshoot

    Liron Samuels
    26 May 2015 | 4:41 pm
    So many things can go wrong when you’re working on a set, especially when there are more people involved; the make-up artist can call in sick, your assistant might oversleep and there’s a risk the stylist might get lost on the way to your studio, just to name a few. I’ve heard of all these, [...] The post Police Capture Fugitive Turned Model by Setting Up a Fake Photoshoot appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Videographer pleads guilty to “Unauthorized Photography,” world does not implode

    Allen Mowery
    26 May 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Last week, Photography Is Not A Crime published an article about a Shreveport, Louisiana videographer who was detained by authorities for flying a drone over a local VA hospital while on assignment for a local newspaper. This brought screams of “tyrants” and “carry a gun” from Internet commenters, as most logical people in today’s screwed-up [...] The post Videographer pleads guilty to “Unauthorized Photography,” world does not implode appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • In Memoriam: Legendary Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Passes Away At Age 75

    Tiffany Mueller
    26 May 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Mary Ellen Mark, a legend among photographers, sadly passed away on May 25th, 2015 at the age of 75. A representative from her offices has confirmed her passing in an official statement sent to members of the press, which remembers the artist by noting, “Mary Ellen touched so many people throughout the world. We all celebrate [...] The post In Memoriam: Legendary Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Passes Away At Age 75 appeared first on DIY Photography.
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    Image Sensors World

  • Canon vs IV Patent Arguments

    Vladimir Koifman
    26 May 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation publishes a detailed document on trial where Intellectual Ventures accuses Canon in patent infringement, including two image sensor patents: US6,221,686 "Method of making a semiconductor image sensor" and US6,023,081 "Semiconductor image sensor." Canon has lost the battle, in spite of Eric Fossum and Albert Theuwissen trying to defend it, see pp. 11-19 in the document.
  • Hamamatsu Image Sensor Sales

    Vladimir Koifman
    26 May 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Hamamatsu reports its quarterly results, including image sensor sales:
  • Assorted Market Data

    Vladimir Koifman
    25 May 2015 | 12:44 pm
    China Galaxy International comes with a wide collection of market data, primarily about Apple camera module supplier Cowell and the camera module industry in general:
  • Audi Parners with Gestigon to Develop Gesture Control in Cars

    Vladimir Koifman
    25 May 2015 | 12:06 pm
    gestigon announces that they provide the gesture control software used in Audi’s booth at the CES ASIA in Shanghai. The first result of this cooperation is to, initially, provide an unique user experience for the rear seat passengers of Audi’s luxury car models enabling the user interaction with the multimedia device in front of them.Moritz von Grotthuss, CEO of gestigon, says, “we are excited to have won AUDI AG as a partner to develop gesture control solutions for automotive. The application for the rear passengers is a first, appealing step into a multitude of use cases based on…
  • Sony and Apple Think Alike

    Vladimir Koifman
    23 May 2015 | 4:51 am
    Sony patent application US20150129943 "Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing a solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus" by Nanako Kato and Toshifumi Wakano, presents a stacked global shutter pixel where the storage diode is shielded from the backside illumination:Sony stacked GS pixelSony's idea looks quite similar to the one presented by Apple in US20150035028 application:Apple stacked GS pixel
 
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    Visual Realia

  • Hanover's "Caged" Lion

    visualrealia
    10 May 2015 | 10:33 am
    Herman Miller, architect for Hanover’s well-known Sheppard and Myers homes, was also the architect for the grand, four column PNC Bank found in the first block of Carlisle Street, just a few footsteps away from our square. Traffic, both by car and foot, passes by this building daily, with very few knowing about Hanover’s “caged” lion. Originally known as the home of Hanover Saving Fund Society, the institution was chartered on April 14, 1835, by “Matthias N. Forney, Henry Meyers, Peter Muller, Henry C. Wampler, David Diehl, Daniel Barnitz, William Bair, Daniel P. Lange, Peter…
  • Hanover Map

    visualrealia
    8 May 2015 | 5:54 pm
    The interactive Inside Hanover map will now have a permanent home here on the Visual Realia site on the Hanover page, accessible in the navigation bar at the top of every page. Feel free to interact with the map on the page, or click on the red push-pin icon at the top left corner of the map to open it in a larger format. Tags: HanoverInside Hanovermap
  • Inside Hanover Draws a Crowd

    visualrealia
    3 May 2015 | 4:10 pm
    May 2nd's Inside Hanover event was a popular choice, judging by our crowd of photowalkers and invitations to visit the inside of over 50 downtown Hanover locations. Read more on our main VR Photowalks page by clicking here. Artist Copyright - All works of art within this web site are protected under U.S. copyright laws and international conventions. No portion of the artist's works or statements may be used, downloaded, reproduced using any means, copied, or transferred electronically, without prior written permission from the artist. Tags: Inside…
  • Inside Hanover Details Posted

    visualrealia
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Details for the May 2nd Inside Hanover event are posted on the main VR Photowalks page. Click the link at the top of this page, or visit it directly by clicking here. See you there!  Artist Copyright - All works of art within this web site are protected under U.S. copyright laws and international conventions. No portion of the artist's works or statements may be used, downloaded, reproduced using any means, copied, or transferred electronically, without prior written permission from the artist. Tags: HanoverInside Hanoverphotowalkvrphotowalks
  • Hanover Prints at the Frame Shop and Gallery

    visualrealia
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Visual Realia prints by Andrew Smith are available for vieiwng and purchase at Hanover's Frame Shop and Gallery, located at 22 Baltimore Street, Hanover, PA. Prints are availabel both framed and unframed, and are produced individually by the artist using archival inks.http://frameshopandgalleryhanover.com/https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frame-Shop-and-Gallery/160737473954254 Tags: photographyprint
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 7

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    I was going to do 10 of these, but I realize I could do a whole bunch more, so I’m just going to cut my series off here at Part 7, and then on Friday I’ll compile and list my favorites from your suggestions (and it’s going to be hard to narrow those down, because you guys have come up with some great ideas!). OK, on to the last in my series: #7: We need a better way to import graphics If you can think of a program that makes it clunkier to work with an imported graphic, I’d like to know what it is, because importing a graphic using The Identity Plate Editor, where you…
  • A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and our offices are closed as we honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. Just a humble word of thanks to the dedicated men and women of our armed services and to all those who came before them who laid down their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy each day. Here’s wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day. All my best, -Scott The post A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 6

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    22 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    Happy Friday, everybody. OK, this one is a simple fix, but I think it would speed a lot of folks workflow who use the Lens Connection panel (I use it almost daily, and numerous times a day — for me, this is one super-important panel). Here we go for #6 on my list: #6: Simplify the Lens Correction Panel Don’t take stuff away. Don’t hide it. Just don’t make us toggle back and forth between FOUR different tabs within one panel. With that many tabs it’s like its own mini-program within a program. There’s no reason these can’t be simplified into just two…
  • Playing around in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    19 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    One of the best ways to learn about something is to play around with it. Lightroom CC has added some new features including merge to panorama. Now we will probably all try out how it works the regular way, but I like to ask the “what if” questions and see what kind of trouble I can get into. This is often where I can find out how far I can push a feature or get unexpected results that lead me in new directions of inspiration. So I have three pictures that were taken in the same place as folks walked by and I wanted to see how Lightroom would handle them if I tried to merge them as…
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 5

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    19 May 2015 | 4:09 am
    I mentioned this one here back in January, as a two-part feature request and I’m delighted that one of these actually made it into Lightroom CC, but the other one didn’t, so I still wanted to include it in my top 10 list. The feature (well, it’s more like a tweak or a fix) that did make it in has to do with Collection Sets. I noted back in January that when you create a New Collection Set, you leave the images you were working on, and it takes you to the blank gray screen you see below. To do pretty much anything you had to navigate back to the images you were working on…
 
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    Photoinduced.com

  • ThinkTank Photo Offers You A Little Freebie

    Damon
    12 May 2015 | 6:36 pm
    FREE CAMERA STRAP OFFER! Our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced a special “Gear Up For Summer!” special offer. Buy one of their highly acclaimed backpacks and they’ll include a Blue Camera Strap V2.0 and Camera Support Straps V2.0 (a $44.50 value) for free! Take a load off your neck, shoulders, and back by […]
  • STM Review: Wallet & Phone Case

    Damon
    12 May 2015 | 5:21 am
    Yes, there a few major systems out there that give you access to pay systems without using a physical credit card. I don’t now about you, but for the most part, it’s a lot faster to use the physical card. And most transit systems require you to swipe the magnetic strip to enter. As much […]
  • Domke Bags: Have Your Video Gear Ready To Roll

    Damon
    9 May 2015 | 9:04 am
    Domke Camera bags have quite a legacy in the world of photojournalism. Well built, designed for the working pro, with easy access to gear, while protecting the goods. They’ve now have been updated and re-introduced to a new audience.The line is called Next Generation Problem>>>>>>Solution While going to events to shoot video coverage or an […]
  • Real World Review – Lexar HD2 : Multi Reader Just Got Better

    Damon
    2 May 2015 | 6:38 pm
    When Lexar introduced the Workflow Tower last year, I took it to SXSW for a real world review. Basically you have a 4 slot unit, where you can interchange the card reading modules, depending on your media, and have them all download concurrently to a folder, or consecutively to Lightroom. This was a dream come […]
  • Lightroom 6 Beefs Up the Options : Time to Subscribe?

    Damon
    2 May 2015 | 6:23 pm
    I love Adobe because they are a company dedicated to the digital image across the board. The gold standard, the one to go to. And of course after the Apple Final Cut Pro X miss-step, Premiere is becoming a go-to pro edit system. Lightroom 5 has been working great. Last year when they moved any […]
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    Tips dan Trik Fotografi

  • Belajar fotografi dari Joe Mc Nally Bagian 3 

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    24 May 2015 | 10:50 pm
      Berikut adalah beberapa tips lanjutan yang telah dibagikan fotografer professional oleh Joe Mc Nally  1. Dekati subjek Jangan sungkan untuk mendekati subjek, namun kita perlu menjaga sopan santun, dan jangan menodongkan kamera bila mereka belum bisa menerimanya. Menerima dalam arti menerima kita sebagai seorang fotografer dan juga kamera. Gambar yang diambil dari jarak dekat cenderung lebih baik dan detail dapat lebih ditonjolkan. 2. Gunakan Mode Black white dan monochrome Kedua mode ini memang tidak menonjolkan warna namun dengan ketiadaan warna tersebut detail dan kontras akan lebih…
  • Belajar fotografi dari Joe Mc Nally bagian 2

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    24 May 2015 | 8:40 am
    Joe MC Nally merupakan fotografer berpengalaman kelas dunia yang telah berkarir selama 30 tahun lebih. Beliau juga aktif mengajar dalam seminar-seminar fotografi. Dalam beberapa kesempatan beliau juga mensharingkan pengalaman unik dan berharga yang banyak menjadi panutan fotografer dan berikut adalah beberapa tips pencahayaan yang akan bermanfaat : 1. Jadilah fotografer yang gigih. Pegang teguh keyakinan anda dan selalu belajar kreatif. Kadang apa yang kita fikirkan memang tidak sama dengan orang lain, namun selama anda yakin maka pertahankan dan buatlah karya terbaik sesuai keinginan anda.
  • Belajar fotografi portrait dari Joe McNally

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    22 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Joe Mc Nally merupakan fotografer Internasioanl yang telah berkarir selama 30 tahun dan pernah bertugas ke lebih dari 50 negara. Joe McNally juga merupakan fotografer untuk majalah ternama seperti Mens Journal, Entertainment Weekly, New York, Fortune, Newsweek, TIME dan masih banyak lagi. Pria ini juga telah 23 tahun menjadi kontributor untuk National Geographic, dan karyanya banyak menjadi cover serta mendapatkan publikasi internasional. Joe juga menjadi satu dari 100 fotografer paling berpengaruh menurut American Photo dan menjadi satu dari 30 tokoh paling berpengaruh dalam dunia fotografi…
  • Balajar menggunakan Cahaya alami untuk fotografi

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    21 May 2015 | 2:14 am
    Walaupun kita mengenal berbagai macam cahaya buatan namun cahaya alami merupakan cahaya paling baik untuk fotografi. Saat kita berada diluar ruangan akan sangat mudah mendapatkan cahaya berlimpat, namun dilain sisi saat cuaca hujan atau mendung kita akan kesulitan mendapatkan cahaya alami didalam rumah. Pada dasarnya kita hanya membutuhkan beberapa tips sederhana untuk memaksimalkan cahaya alami didalam ruangan, sehingga mampu membangun kesan dramatis, memainkan shadow, maupun bermain dengan area gelap. Berikut adalah beberapa tipsnya: 1. Kenali lingkungan dan kenali cahaya Seperti banyak…
  • Belajar 100 rahasia fotografi dari Eric Kim

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    19 May 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Dalam artikel ini Erik Kim, fotografer jalanan professional sekaligus trainer kelas-kelas  fotografi akan mengulas berbagai tips fotografi yang merupakan pengalaman sang fotografer selama berkarir di dunia fotografi, dan tips tersebut tentunya akan menjai informasi yang sangat berguna untuk kita pelajari, antara lain : – Seseorang yang memiliki kamera dan lensa mahal bukan berarti mereka seorang fotografer yang handal – Selalu gunakan file RAW – Editing gambar juga merupakan bagian dari seni fotografi – Rule of third bekerja hampir disetiap kondisi bahkan mencapai 99%…
 
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    Jeff and Lisa Photography

  • Ralph and Paula’s Wedding

    Lisa
    7 May 2015 | 10:46 pm
    You might know Ralph and Paula from their Sydney engagement shoot. If you haven’t seen that one yet, you should! I shared the story of how they met there, and Sydney is so beautiful it hurts. We had the best time running around the city with them, and Jeff and I remain madly in love with it because of these two. I’ve always loved Paula’s taste in, well, everything. I could have spent the entire day just swooning and shooting their thoughtfully curated wedding details. How everything came together was beyond dreamy – the colors, the fabrics, the flowers. So much love to…
  • Hands

    Lisa
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:35 am
    I have this fascination with how people hold hands that I picked up from Jeff. We used to write each other letters during our senior year of high school, and he once told me you know you’ve found the one by how your hands fit together. And while I now think that he mostly just said that so he could hold my hand (haha), it kind of stuck around in my head. It’s a small and innocent gesture, but you can read so much from it. I like it best when they find each other and intertwine with ease, fingers falling seamlessly into place like it’s their natural state, like every minute…
  • Mark and Melissa’s Day After Shoot – Kyoto, Japan

    Lisa
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:31 am
    Jeff and I love shooting Day After sessions. These are post-wedding shoots that typically happen a few days or even weeks after the couple’s wedding. There’s a level of comfort and ease there, and a carefree excitement that comes with having the wedding preparations completely behind them now, and being giddy newlyweds who are madly in love. We met up with Mark and Melissa in Kyoto just a week after their wedding, and it was perfect. Japan has always been special to us since the first time we went there for a wedding back in 2012 with our then 4 month old son. Going back was every…
  • Henrik and Ria’s Wedding

    Lisa
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:36 am
    Starting 2015 on this blog with Henrik and Ria’s crazy fun wedding. You might remember them from their Hong Kong engagement shoot last year. Been looking forward to this wedding for a long time, and boy, it did not disappoint. Ria is so warm, friendly, and genuinely nice, it’s hard not to love her off the bat. And she is one of the chillest brides we have ever had. Jeff and I have been shooting weddings for six years now. We’ve come a long way from me crying at every single wedding we shoot because I got carried away by all the emotions in the room. Hahaha. But I teared up…
  • Isabelle

    Lisa
    23 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
    I always say that more than just pretty pictures, I want grit, honesty, and rawness. Photographs that make me look twice, not to marvel at how elaborately they were orchestrated, but because they were real, because I found some measure of stillness in them, and because they moved me. My husband took this portrait the other day, and I can’t get it out of my head. This was Isa hours before her wedding.
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    PhotoAbuse

  • Burnham Harbor 5/23/15

    Jeff
    26 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Dock D in Burnham Harbor. This was around 8am on a beautiful Saturday morning. The post Burnham Harbor 5/23/15 appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • North Avenue Beach

    Jeff
    24 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    After another long cold winter, North Avenue Beach is looking pretty good! This picture is from a couple of months ago when we had a great spring day. Soon it will be packed with people. This is a great beach to visit as there is always something going on there. But then again, any beach […] The post North Avenue Beach appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • The Robin Family

    Jeff
    14 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    This is a Robin nest in a tree right off my balcony. You gotta love it when a photo op this nice is so close to home! I have been watching this nest since it was built. So has Jerry the Cat. They picked a perfect spot too. Far enough out on the branch so […] The post The Robin Family appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Osage Orange Trees

    Jeff
    12 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    This is part of a row of Osage Orange trees that I see often on my walks. These are some pretty old ones and have a lot of personality. They also make great trees for nests I have noticed. Farmers used to use these as fences back in the day and would use the branches […] The post Osage Orange Trees appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • The Great Horned Owl Family

    Jeff
    10 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    I like Spring. Everything waking up after a long winter is fun to see. For some reason, I haven’t been walking the trails that much lately. I still enjoy it. Just don’t do it as often. One thing is for sure though. I always stop by the “Owl Basket”. The Owl Basket, located in the […] The post The Great Horned Owl Family appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
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    Photography For Real Estate

  • Does The New Merge to HDR Feature In Lightroom Replace LR/Enfuse

    larry
    26 May 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Dwayne asked the following: I have used Photoshop from it’s first edition. Now I have the new Photoshop CC along with Lightroom CC. I’ve never used Lightroom before but have seen a lot about Enfuse. My question is: now that LR has it’s own “Merge to HDR”, do I really need LR/Enfuse? The LR version […]
  • Congratulations Anders Carlson – PFRE Photographer Of The Month May 2015

    larry
    24 May 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Congratulations to Anders Carlson of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  The jury just finished voting on the entries and the competition this month was very close. The top four entrants were all within just a few points of each other. This is Anders’ third win. He won in both May of 2012 and May of 2013, all three […]
  • What Do You Use To Edit Real Estate Property Video?

    larry
    21 May 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Charlie says: I’ve been using Final Cut 7 for years and love it. But now that I’m upgrading my cameras and computer to handle better footage, I’m entertaining new software that can handle the footage. I would love to see an update of the poll you did in 2011 of what video editors real estate […]
  • Real Estate Property Websites and Flyers

    larry
    20 May 2015 | 8:55 pm
    Dan recently asked the following question about property sites and flyers: I wanted to find out what RE Photographers charge for property websites and/or flyers. I’d like to be competitive but I also don’t want to work for peanuts. I’m thinking something like $100 for websites and $$ (I have no idea) for flyer design? […]
  • Can Good Real Estate Photos Cause A Quick Sale?

    larry
    19 May 2015 | 8:23 pm
    Ian sent me a link to this article recently: After Nearly 8 Months, Photos Help Sell Home in 8 Days The article alleges that: See this house? It languished on the Orlando market for 224 days. It’s no wonder; right? That photo doesn’t exactly scream “you’ve gotta see me!”. That’s before professional photographer Harry Lim […]
 
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    Flickr Blog

  • Twitter Tuesday: the Frames selection

    Solène
    27 May 2015 | 1:41 am
    The #TwitterTuesday theme we announced yesterday was #Frames. We’ve got different, terrific and tremendous submissions. You have so much imagination, thank you all! Stay tuned for our next #TwitterTuesday challenge! Here are our best loved ones from all your contributions in our Twitter feed. Take a look, fave and share them if you love them too.
  • Twitter Tuesday: Frames

    Solène
    26 May 2015 | 12:57 am
    So many things can be framed: a picture, a painting, our lives, work. Scan your archives, make your choice, and tweet it to @Flickr, adding #TwitterTuesday #Frames. We’ll showcase the best ones on the Flickr Blog tomorrow. www.twitter.com/flickr Photo CC-BY from Rodrigo Baptista flic.kr/p/5YZQoJ
  • Patty Maher’s surreal world

    Leticia Roncero
    22 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    When Patty Maher was a seventh grade student, her art teacher advised her to stop pursuing art in school because she had “no real artistic talent.” Today, this Canadian photographer has more than eight thousand followers on Flickr and a strong portfolio of self-portrait and fine-art photography. She discovered this passion five years ago, while building a list of things in life she should try. “Photography was the second thing on the list. The first was collage making,” she said. “As it turns out, I’m not a great collage maker. Once I got to photography, I fell in love and never…
  • Flickr Friday: The #ThingsMoneyCannotBuy selection

    Tatiana Criscione
    22 May 2015 | 8:43 am
    Last week’s #FlickrFriday theme was #ThingsMoneyCannotBuy and we loved your interpretations of it and the wide variety of photos. Here are some of our favorites, and you are welcome to go directly to our Flickr Friday group pool to see all contributions.
  • Flickr Friday: Lights, Camera, Action

    Tatiana Criscione
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Get your set ready, your actors in place, it’s show time! #LightsCameraAction! In this week’s Flickr Friday we invite you to take your best shot for this theme #LightsCameraAction. We will feature our favorite photos from submissions you share in the Flickr Friday group pool here in the Flickr Blog next week. www.flickr.com/groups/flickrfriday/ Photo CC by Dana Jackson flic.kr/p/odsX1u
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    Michael McNett Photography

  • IFTTT Weddings – Getting the most out of your wedding hashtags

    Mike
    15 May 2015 | 11:09 am
    It seems like everyone is using hashtags for their wedding. You see signs at the reception for #MrMrsSmith2015 and notes on seating  placards telling people to use #MikeSheri2015. Its a great idea. Everyone has a phone now in their pocket and with in seconds they are tweeting them, instagraming them and uploading them to Facebook or what ever social media they find important. The question is how can a couple take advantage of all this new found photography? You could try to search and scour the internet and individually download each image… But thats tedious, time-consuming and you…
  • HOW TO VIVALOO – Creating Save the Date Cards with Vivaloo

    Mike
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:54 am
      OK so lets actually talk about some practical applications for Vivaloo, because just saying the possibilities are endless (while true) is also kinda lame, lets just dive into some possibilities and look at how you an start implementing Vivaloo immediately. ***But first download the app from the iOS app store search “Vivaloo” if your on an android device my apologies you will have the app soon. Open the app and type in the vivakey “DrewVivian” turn on the sound to your device and then keep reading. First Lets look at how we can spice up a pre-existing product.
  • How To Vivaloo – Part 1 Designing for Vivaloo

    Mike
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:32 pm
    For photographers just discovering the Vivaloo app for the first time it can be a mind-blowing experience. The sheer power of this technology and what it means for both photography studio as well as clients is staggering. NO REALLY… IT CHANGES EVERYTHING!!! If you’re like me, you want to jump in and start seeing just how far you can push the app so that you can create the best photographic and cinematographic experience for your clients. (this is the part where the needle on the record makes that  Scrrrrcccckkkk sound and I talk in a serious voice) first take a moment before you…
  • Making of Love Your Event 2015 Rustic Elegance Wedding Photoshoot

    Mike
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    One of the best things about all the participants in LoveYourEvent.com is that we all live, breath, sleep weddings. Beyond the business and work that goes into what all these wedding vendors do is a unrelenting passion for creating amazing and one of a kind weddings here in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Here is a behind the scenes short film from Abominable Productions that shows the making of our 2015 magazine shoot for the theme Rustic Elegance. Love Your Event 2015 Photo Shoot from Abominable Productions Abominable did an amazing job shooting this and I would also like to thank the…
  • Lehigh Valley Wedding Photography | Julie and Devon – Beginning the Wedding Album Design – Stroudsmoor

    Mike
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
    Had an appointment with Julie and Devon to get thier Wedding Album started. They had to reschedule but I was pulling up the images to prep and remembered how excited I was to start the design for the book. This wedding was shot entirely at the Stroudsmoor and the ceremony and reception were at the Terraview location. Lauren Bennet from Lauren’s Make Up Designs make an appearance in this slide show too. It was a great Halloween wedding and Ill be posting some of the album once that gets further along. for those that don’t know we do all of our own design work for the albums…
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    Scott Wyden Imagery

  • Faith in Stone

    Scott
    26 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m not a religious person. But I do believe in something higher than humans out there. I do believe in traditions. And I do respect religion.   My wife and I recently had a Hebrew naming ceremony for our daughter Layla. Instead of joining a temple and hold it there, we asked a Chabad Rabbi to come to her party and do an informal, more laid back ceremony. The Rabbi invited our family to attend a Saturday morning service at the Chabad House, so we did. It was a nice experience, and what we believe is a start of a new tradition in our family.  Namely, informal ceremonies that are…
  • #AskScottWyden – Seeing Unicorns

    Scott
    21 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today’s question may not appear photography related, but just you wait! Justin asked, “Have you ever seen a unicorn?” In the video you will see my answer to this question. I want also point out that Justin was with me on the adventure I mention. So when he asked me the question, jokingly, I had to answer for real. So what’s a unicorn? A unicorn is the photograph that defines your trip, your vacation, your session or your adventure. It is that iconic photo you will always remember. There really are unicorns. See what #ChasingUnicorns means in this #AskScottWydenClick To…
  • Spike

    Scott
    19 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Whenever I walk around the streets of a city I always look up. I have to. Because if I don’t I will miss opportunities like this one. Meet Spike, a building which I happily named due to its protruding sign and lights. New York City is filled with buildings like this.  Buildings that when you look up, make you smile with photographic glory. Other cities are as well. So be sure to look up next time you’re walking around. Look up!
  • CoSchedule – Your WordPress Editorial Calendar

    Scott
    14 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    CoSchedule is your WordPress editorial calendar for content and social media sharing. The software is not free, but it’s also not too expensive. For about $100 a year you can easily manage your content within WordPress or even outside of WordPress. This includes posting to Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus Pages, LinkedIn and Tumblr.  CoSchedule also connects to Buffer which opens the doors for more opportunities. Some of the advantages of CoSchedule are as follows: You can easily schedule your social media messages before you even publish your blog posts. That helps you plan ahead to…
  • Lighthouse on the Rocks

    Scott
    12 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Usually when you see a lighthouse photograph there is tons of water in between the camera and the lighthouse. But this photograph shows something else. It shows tons of rocks in between the camera and the lighthouse. I was actually surprised to see such a view at this location. The day I was there it was rainy, foggy, misty and just overall gray and gross. But while walking away from the lighthouse, and towards a really cool bunker, I noticed people walking down to the water.  But there was no water. Instead there was this. Rocks, textures and a creepy and awesome view of the the lighthouse.
 
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    Texas Landscape Photography

  • Downdraft – Davis Mountains Preserve, Texas

    Jeff Lynch
    18 May 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Downdraft – Davis Mountains Preserve, Texas Copyright © 2014 Jeff Lynch Photography Click on the image above for a larger version. Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 67mm, f/16 for 1/15th of a second at ISO 100. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. GPS Coordinates: 30°41’9″ N 104°3’19” W, 6271.0 ft Follow @jefflynchphotoFiled under: Photography Tagged: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, Canon, Canon…
  • Landscapes of the Davis Mountains

    Jeff Lynch
    16 May 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Books Now Available on Blurb I have moved my book sales to Blurb and my previous two books, Hill Country Landscapes, released in 2009 and Landscapes of the Texas Plains & Canyons, released in 2010, can now be purchased directly from their web site, along with my latest book, Landscapes of the Davis Mountains. My love affair with the Davis Mountains began with a short trip to the area in 2011 to cover the recent wildfires that ravaged the region. This seemingly random event opened my eyes to one of the most beautiful and majestic regions in our state and an area that calls to me like a…
  • The Dark of Night – Davis Mountains, Texas

    Jeff Lynch
    3 May 2015 | 5:43 am
    The Dark of Night – Davis Mountains, Texas Copyright © 2014 Jeff Lynch Photography Click on the image above for a larger version. Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 21mm, f/4 for 13 seconds at ISO 3200. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. GPS Coordinates: 30°42’19” N 104°12’49” W, 6007.5 ft Follow @jefflynchphotoFiled under: Photography Tagged: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, Canon, Canon EOS 5D Mark…
  • Straight & Narrow – Davis Mountains Preserve, Texas

    Jeff Lynch
    2 May 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Straight and Narrow – Davis Mountains Preserve, Texas Copyright © 2013 Jeff Lynch Photography Click on the image above for a larger version. Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 55mm, f/16 for 1/20th of a second at ISO 100 using Singh-Ray’s warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. GPS Coordinates: 30°43’9″ N 104°11’16” W, 5869.4 ft Follow @jefflynchphotoFiled under:…
  • Windows – Davis Mountains State Park, Texas

    Jeff Lynch
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Windows – Davis Mountains State Park, Texas Copyright © 2013 Jeff Lynch Photography Click on the image above for a larger version. Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 32mm, f/16 for 1.6 seconds at ISO 100 using Singh-Ray’s warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. GPS Coordinates: 30°35’57” N 103°54’25” W, 5324.5 ft Follow @jefflynchphotoFiled under: Photography…
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • Discover How Mary & Justin Marantz Love Shooting In Tough Situations

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Mary & Justin Marantz are wedding photographers based in New Haven, Connecticut with clients who span the globe. They are also active educators and mentors to many photographers. Skip Cohen loves to refer to their gorgeous website and work, so I am going to send you there to take a quick peek. When you come back, do me a favor and comment below, a word or two that best describes their website. I am curious to know what you came up with. To say the Marantz are busy would be an understatement. I am not quite sure how they are able to do it all – photographing weddings, running a…
  • Looking Ahead With The Presidents Of The Professional Photographers Of America

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    21 May 2015 | 10:35 am
    In advance of his presentation at the monthly CTPPA meeting, I spoke with Professional Photographers of America‘s (PPA) national president, Michael Timmons on a range of topics about the PPA and how it serves photographers. I also spoke briefly with Tina Timmons, about her role in leading PPA Charities. Find out about a wide array of opportunities that await you where your business and a charity can partner up and help each other out. Learn more about the CTPPA gathering on May 27th with Michael and Tina Timmons. It runs from 2 pm to 10 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Cromwell,…
  • The Youngrens Will Teach You To Discover Your Ideal Client

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    18 May 2015 | 5:14 pm
    The Youngrens, that’s Erin and Jeff, based in San Diego, California are industry leaders, presenters and mentors to many photographers. You may remember that a few months back, I interviewed them about why it is important for photographers, especially wedding photographers, to blog for their business websites. If you missed their free webinar hosted by ShootDotEdit, you can still check it out here. Just fill in your info and you’ll be spirited into the replay section of the ShootDotEdit website. One more thing, the Youngrens also have a free six-week course on effective blogging.
  • Unsung: Celebrating Heroes And Extraordinary Lives Across India

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    15 May 2015 | 11:17 am
    I am typically skeptical of sequels, especially with summer blockbusters looming ahead. But there is one sequel that I feel truly hits the mark and that’s Mahesh Bhat’s book, Unsung – Extraordinary Lives. Learn more about Unsung here. Unsung was started by Mahesh Bhat in 2004 and it eventually became a book in 2007. Back in April 2008, I wrote a short review to the first Unsung book. The first book chronicled the lives of nine unsung heroes from all over India. It sold 6500 books and it raised $150,000 towards the various projects these heroes were spearheading. Mahesh has given…
  • New SEO Cookbook & Course Launches Today! Which Recipes Will You Use?

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    11 May 2015 | 5:59 am
    A few days back, I sat through a webinar. Yes, a webinar on SEO (Search Engine Optimization), that inevitably led the presenter to pitch me a SEO course for $497. The Situation It was a wonderful presentation except for one problem: the presenter didn’t really speak to me and my business directly. She had no knowledge of the photography world and what I need as a photographer. I naturally began to tune out. Now, if she had addressed my concerns head on, I would have likely dropped my credit card and bought the full-blown course. Don’t get me wrong. She is extremely good at what…
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    maine wedding photography blog

  • Roots Workshop 2016 registration open

    emilie
    20 May 2015 | 11:40 am
    Wahoo!! It feels incredible to announce that registration for Roots 2016 is now open! We'll return to French's Point in Stockton Springs, Maine, for the first week of next May. Take a spin around our new website and pass the word along to friends who may be interested! We hope to see you May 1-6, 2016 in Maine!
  • Day in the Life photography Q&A

    nicole
    19 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Yesterday we shared images from a Day in the Life session Emilie photographed. It's exactly what it sounds like: photographing a full day from start to finish. Inspired by both the studio's annual Day in the Life project each fall and Emilie's favorite "behind the scenes" assignments while working at USA Today, this style of photography really resonates with Emilie's heart-centric approach and also as a mom herself. Her calm, kind personality coupled with her exceptional ability to see moments and compose a frame quickly make her a natural for following a busy family about their day.Below, we…
  • Day in the Life: Torrieri Family

    emilie
    18 May 2015 | 11:54 am
    I still had marks on my face from my sheets when I rolled up just before 6a. I crept about the property capturing the spring blossoms and drawn curtains before uncovering the hidden key and letting myself inside. As I was getting settled, footsteps were heard overhead and soon Louis greeted me before going about his morning routine: coffee, dishes, breakfast. Wife Meghan (and superhero wedding planner) joined a little while later. Then their three boys. I captured their meals, their play time, their rest time, their beach time, their lovely times and their messy times. I photographed for 14…
  • Wight Family in Portland's East End

    emilie
    17 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Visiting from Brooklyn, you may recognize this darling family as the genius behind the Flanagan's Table farm to table dinner series at the Barn at Flanagan Farm, Alex Wight. We had the pleasure of photographing them on their turf in NY as new parents, and were tickled to do the honors in Maine with the latest addition to the family. A breezy afternoon session on Portland's East End was such fun and full of memorable almost-three year old antics (you should see this cutie do Uptown Funk!).
  • baby Knox

    emilie
    6 May 2015 | 8:25 am
    Meghan's shift as a morning anchor for WMTW means starting her day before the sun comes up which is great practice for life with a newborn. Itty bitty Knox arrived three weeks ago and has been her best assignment by far. I had the pleasure of photographing this new mama and husband Derek in their beautifully appointed Portland home. The coo's! The tiny toes! The love. Such a wonder to witness and capture as we all know they grow so, so quickly. Congratulations! xo
 
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    Have Camera Will Travel

  • Not every image has to be award-winning

    18 May 2015 | 9:08 pm
    I gave a talk to first year photography students at James Cook University the other day. It was a chance to hopefully give them a little bit of insight into the workings of the small niche of photography that I work in - namely that of travel editorial and stock photography with a smattering of commercial work here and there.One of the questions I received was something along the lines of do I take lots of images to flesh out an idea before taking the final shot. Yes, yes and majorly yes.The digital camera is like a visual notebook for me. I use it to photograph anything and everything that…
  • We are all different, yet all the same.

    1 Mar 2015 | 6:46 pm
    That was the title of a speech I made as an exchange student in Japan way back in 1989. To be honest I can't really remember what I talked about but I do remember I won a brand new Walkman and a very expensive Bizenyaki pottery vase s it must have been pretty good. The guy who won quoted Martin Luther King. But I digress.It has been a common theme throughout my life and work. The fact that, at the core of it, we all basically want the same thing. To be happy, surrounded by family and friends and to live our lives in peace. It's easy to cast dispersions about another people or country when you…
  • Let me help you sort your images out.

    19 Feb 2015 | 5:34 pm
    I have a really exciting announcement to make. Well at least I'm excited about it, and so are the clients that I've worked with so far. An expansion of my business into a slightly different, but totally related area.For those of you who don't know, I've been a photographer for close to 15 years now. Which means that I have a lot of pictures. I mean a truly astounding amount of images on both film and digital format. Now for most assignment photographers work involves shooting a job, sending the images to the client and then forgetting about it. The images get stored on some hard drive, backed…
  • What does a professional photographer do?

    11 Feb 2015 | 7:49 pm
    I was having a conversation with a friend the other day and he made an interesting comment. We were talking about the business of photography (he's not a photographer or involved in the industry at all) and he made the remark that it must be hard to sell services as a professional when cameras are so good these days that anybody can take a fantastic photo. Ouch.But you know what? Cameras are really good these days. Fast autofocus, brilliant exposure metering and even the ability to change things up in post-processing afterwards if you want. So what is it exactly that a professional does…
  • Big Megapixel jealousy?

    4 Feb 2015 | 8:27 pm
    So the word is out. We Canon shooters may soon be able to stop feeling inferior to our Nikon brethren with their 36 Megapixel D810. Rumour has it that Canon is about to release a whopping big 50MP beast, which brings up some interesting questions.Firstly who needs 50MP? I can see how all those glorious pixels would come in handy if you shoot and print huge prints. I'm afraid I can't remember the last time I printed a picture (although my clients use them in print regularly). So I guess that crosses me off that list.I could also see it coming in handy if you're shooting wildlife and your…
 
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    Graf Nature Photography

  • A Tale of Two Packages

    Mark
    5 May 2015 | 7:52 pm
    It isn’t often that I write here to gripe about specific products or services, but an issue hit me recently that really touched upon one of my pet peeves (as...
  • Impressions of place

    Mark
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:08 pm
    I found myself at a new location this past weekend instead of visiting a spot I hadn’t been to in awhile.  While I initially wanted to visit Seven Ponds Nature...
  • Earth Day 2015

    Mark
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:05 pm
    It’s late at night, Earth Day 2015 is coming to a close, and I thought I would be remiss if I failed to jot down some thoughts about it.  ...
  • Fresh and Responsible

    Mark
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:29 pm
    After putting off updates to my WordPress theme for so long, I finally plowed through it today.  While still a work in progress, I at least got it to a...
  • My own Ice Land

    Mark
    14 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Anyone in the nature photography community knows that Iceland is one of the hottest go-to destinations right now.   New workshops seem to be popping up everywhere, following a bit of...
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    PhotoNaturalist

  • Benefits of Using a Flash Extender

    Robert Visconti
    19 May 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Note from the editor (Steve): This is a post by our newest writer: Robert Visconti. He primarily photographs wildlife (especially birds), and he’s got some really cool ideas for DIY projects and optimizing your camera gear. In this post, he talks about using flash extenders and how to make one work better. A flash extender is just that: it extends the flash’s output to a much greater distance by using a Fresnel lens. A flash without the extender literally “floods” the entire subject area with light. The extender takes this conical shape of light and concentrates it into a beam, hence…
  • Photographing a Subject for Multiple Uses

    Jim Braswell
    5 May 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Spring Bluebells / Photo by Jim Braswell When photographing a subject, do you picture in your mind just how that photo will be used? Do you ever consider multiple uses? I got caught in the trap of shooting for a single use, early in my photographic endeavors. When putting together a series of images for a nature calendar, I found some older images that would have been wonderful to include in the calendar. But these images were all shot as verticals (or, “portraits”) and were not able to be cropped to a suitable horizontal format. In some cases, you may be able to re-crop a…
  • How To Prepare Your Images For the Web

    Steve Berardi
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Photo by Steve BerardiThese days, most photographers share their images on the web (for many good reasons). But, before posting images online, there’s a few things you should do to prepare them: #1 – Convert color space to sRGB Color spaces are a complex topic, but to ensure the colors in your images look consistently across a wide range of screens, it’s important to convert your images to the sRGB color space before posting them online. This is the most compatible color space across all devices. Your images may already be in the sRGB color space, but many cameras export images in…
  • Free eBook on Landscape Photography From Anne McKinnell!

    Steve Berardi
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    Landscape photography is one of the most difficult types of nature photography. Since there’s so much going on in a landscape image, it’s hard to always be aware of everything and this leads to a lot of common mistakes. Well, we’re in luck, because Anne McKinnell released an excellent eBook this week: 22 Landscape Photography Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them). It’s an extremely straight-forward guide to improving your landscape photos. And, best of all, it’s completely free! Get the eBook here! The eBook covers a bunch of common mistakes, such as crooked horizons, cluttered…
  • Completing Your Vision in Post-Processing

    Vic Berardi
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:37 pm
    Red-tailed Hawk / Photo by Vic BerardiNote from the editor (Steve): After reading this great post by my Dad, please check out his new blog, where he’s writing about his travels, his passion for hawks, and other thoughts on life. That term “vision”—what does it mean? For me it’s simple. When I get home from a day of shooting, I review all my photos. I intentionally look for the images that stood out when I first saw them through my viewfinder. However, I usually get confusingly disappointed when I realize the camera didn’t capture the scene exactly the way I “saw” it—or…
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    The Digital Story

  • Lightroom CC Makes Graduated Screens More Useful

    26 May 2015 | 8:56 am
    Thanks to the new Filter Brush in Lightroom CC, graduated screens are now far more practical for landscape work - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/05/lightroom-filter-brush.html
  • "Dropbox, Straps 'n Things, Epson P600" - Photo Podcast 481

    26 May 2015 | 7:20 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Dropbox and Carousel for Photographers, Wrist Strap vs. Neck Strap, Do You Have DSL-ARM? Epson P600 Review - all of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/05/dropbox-photo-podcast-481.html
  • Workshop: Moving from Aperture to Lightroom or Photos

    24 May 2015 | 8:44 am
    Still trying to figure out how to move on from Aperture? We can help - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/05/workshop-for-aperture-migration.html
  • In the Casual Photography World, Smartphones Rule

    22 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    I decided to document my observations and share how basketball fans were capturing the moment at a big time sporting event. Here's the gallery - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/05/smartphones-rule.html
  • Vanguard Havana 21 Shoulder Bag - Mirrorless Daytripper

    20 May 2015 | 10:48 am
    This handsome, functional, shoulder bag for mirrorless shooters won't strain the shoulder, nor the wallet. Here's more about it - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/05/vanguard-havana-21-shoulder-bag.html
 
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    Faby and Carlo

  • 2 simple tricks that will change your idea of marketing

    Fabiana Nicora
    11 May 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Marketing is about manipulation and convincing people to buy something they do not need. This is what I have personally believed for a long time. I also thought that being in the creative industry, people will just come and buy from me because they love my pictures. None of these ideas are actually true. Marketing is the single most important tool of any business, from the local shops around the corner to the big companies such as Apple. For all of us, it is a question of either doing marketing, or going out of business. But there is so much resistance around marketing because we see it as a…
  • 3 easy tips to be a cool parent

    Fabiana Nicora
    6 May 2015 | 10:30 pm
    When I finally admitted out loud that I wanted a child, I could barely believe myself. Carlo wanted a child since I can remember, but I was the one not feeling “ready”. I have always loved children, but I wanted to be a cool untie. All of the sudden, there I was, having to admit to myself that I wanted a baby. And so I decided I would have done my best to become a cool parent. Breaking the chain Both my parents had to wear many hats at the same time during my childhood and good part of my adult life. They had a demanding family business to run while living and working with my…
  • 5 ways to do price shopping with competition

    Carlo Nicora
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Let’s face reality: if you want to know how to price yourself, you MUST know how much your competition charge and there is no better way that price shopping for it. Of course you will charge differently, and I am sure your photographs are going to be different, but knowing where to start is an advantage right? Of course it is. In this blog post we will teach you how to spy on your competitors, as price shopping is an art. In some price shopping can be a more important art than your photography itself! Without further ado, let’s explore the 5 best ways of price shopping to get your…
  • Have you got the travel bug?

    Fabiana Nicora
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Yes, I’ve got the travel bug. I found out about this expression when this year I happened to travel around the world, both for work and pleasure, and actually getting addicted to it. What is the travel bug? Imagine being on a golden sandy beach. The only noise you can hear is the calming and soothing sound of the sea. Imagine feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin. Imagine listening to the giggles of your children playing happily nearby on the shore. Everything seems and feels like a dream. This is the actual feeling you have when you are on holiday. Of course, this is partly a lie. In…
  • The pleasure in photographing customers

    Carlo Nicora
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    As Boudoir Photography business, we value our customers’ privacy. They know their images will remain private, and this is a peace of mind for them. To fill our website with relevant images, we therefore employ women. Only some of them are professional models. We are often asked who we like to photograph more, and it is a question with an easy answer: our customers. Without having to think twice, photographing customers is by far more enjoyable for us. Why is that? And how you can make it fun and pleasurable photographing customers? Let us show you. Commitment is the key One of the keys…
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    PhotoDay

  • Fashion...

    25 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    ........seen on the gallery floor.University of Washington Henry Gallery.Seatttle, Washington, Spring 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Design, Fuji x100, street, Style, Tourist, travel
  • ...with the Goddess.

    22 May 2015 | 12:10 pm
    .....In a hallway at the Art School.University of Washington.Spring 2015.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, School, street, Style, Tourist, travel
  • ...Art School, End of the Hall.

    20 May 2015 | 11:08 am
    .....A room at the end of a hall.Art School, University of Washington.Seattle, Washington, Spring 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Design, Pano, School, street, Style, Tourist, travel
  • ...the painting studio.

    18 May 2015 | 3:33 pm
    .....Art School painting studio.University of Washington.Seattle, Washington.Spring 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Fuji x100, Pano, School, street, Style, travel
  • ...Seattle light Rail Construction Site...

    14 May 2015 | 5:23 pm
    .....The Seattle Light Rail Construction Site.The University District, Seattle, Washington.Spring, 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Buy it, Design, Pano, street, Style, travel, Unoversity of Washington
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    Photocrati

  • How Baby Photographers Can Connect With OB/GYN Offices

    Scott
    26 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    A really interesting topic came up in a Facebook group that I thought was well worth sharing with Photocrati customers. The question was basically asking how to market a business through an OB/GYN office. What’s the best approach? Before I get into some advice, I thought I’d also mention that this same approach can be done for a pediatric office. Photography Marketing w/ OB/GYN First thing I would recommend is to create drop cards that can be placed on a counter, or side table in the waiting room.  Pick up a bunch of acrylic stands for the cards from a Staples or similar type of…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 35

    Editor
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    via gevonservo Filter used: Amaro Yesterday gave me a horrible case of via gevonservo Filter used: Ludwig ‘ Not my car’ via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Great Egret with Breeding Plumes Photographed at the Palo Alto Bay Wetlands Preserve, Palo Alto, CA. via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Press Conference thingie via ponycargirlnyc Filter used: Normal Happy Friday, here’s a photo (from Long Beach.) via scottwoodphoto Filter used: Normal Got my fingers crossed for a nice sunset tonight via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Bushtit (Male) Photographed at Natural Bridges…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 34

    Editor
    15 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Great Egret in the San Lorenzo River Photographed along the river in Santa Cruz, CA. via nickpappagallo Filter used: Normal On the way to Bryce canyon last weekend- perfect puffy clouds via scottwoodphoto Filter used: Normal Sorry for posting so late, but captured this shot this morning. via scottwyden Filter used: Normal In the river via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Red-Shouldered Hawk (Immature) Photographed at Neary Lagoon Wildlife Refuge, Santa Cruz, CA. via moleskp Filter used: Normal “Earth laughs in flowers.” ~ Ralph Waldo…
  • How To Use Google’s Search Analytics in Webmaster Tools

    Scott
    12 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Google recently updated their Webmaster Tools with a new feature called Search Analytics. Basically the new feature (currently in beta) allows you to see how your content is ranking based on search keywords. From there you can drill down into various search formats like web versus images, or by location or time frame and so on. The actually results are displayed by the search query, and filtered by: Click count Click through rate Impressions Rank position I explored the new search analytics features to show you how useful it is for your website. Now please head over to your Webmaster Tools…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 33

    Editor
    8 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Anna’s Hummingbird (Male) Photographed along the Skypark Linear Park & Par Course, Scotts Valley, CA. via gevonservo Filter used: Normal On the rails again via scottwoodphoto Filter used: Normal A shot from the ghost town Bordeaux, WA via scottwoodphoto Filter used: Normal Why no, I don’t think it looks silly at all. I think they look great together. #80-200 via scottwoodphoto Filter used: Normal What could possible go wrong? via gevonservo Filter used: Normal A quick & breakfast via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal White-Crowned…
 
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    MCP Actions

  • How to Create a Panoramic Wrapped Picture

    MCP Actions
    25 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Recently, one of my friends shared with me a picture on Facebook that was labeled “Taking a Panoramic Picture while Rolling Down a Hill”.  It was of a gorgeous picture, supposedly taken with an iPhone while rolling down a hill.  She “challenged” me to see if I could do it, or more specifically, if my husband could do it.  I immediately accepted – but I wasn’t about to roll down a hill!  I pulled out my laptop, fired up Photoshop and let the editing begin! Step 1 – Take or Create a Panoramic Picture For this tutorial, I’ll be creating a…
  • Add Dimension and Color to Your Images In Less than a Minute

    Jodi Friedman
    22 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Beautiful color and pop – super fast: Nothing is quicker in editing that using Lightroom and presets.  In a few clicks you can transform the look of your images, and with a few swipes of a brush preset, you can customize the look further.   Here’s our quick edit for this image using MCP Enlighten Presets. ** Buy Here ** Click 1: Awake (gives it the overall pop and color) Click 2: Deepen (to add depth and contrast) Clicks 3-5: Pop Blue, Green, Yellow (lifted the colors in the background most notably) Click 6-7: Decrease Orange, Red (helped with her skin tones) Brushes…
  • How to Take Better Photos By Finding and Using Light in Your Home

    MCP Actions
    18 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    When most of us start photographing, we start off using natural light.  Some photographers take the step to add flash or strobe into their photos; this is what I use much of the time on the business side of my photography.  But the bottom line is that light is light, and it has the same qualities whether it’s being created by you or created by nature or your home environment. This year I’m doing my own 365 project (taking one photo every single day).  More than half of the photos I’ve taken so far have been in my home, and in the whole project, I’ve only taken two…
  • 4 Seconds to a More Vibrant Image

    Jodi Friedman
    15 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Our 4 second edit – vibrant color images: Nothing is quicker in editing that using Lightroom and presets.  In a few clicks you can transform the look of your images, and you can even sync the edit with similar photos.   Here’s our 4 second, 4 click edit for this image using MCP Quick Clicks Collection – Buy Here. Click 1: Tic-Tac-Toe preset Click 2: Fill Flash preset Click 3: Booster Shot preset Click 4: Burnt Edges preset No painting, no masking, no trouble. Just a more vibrant look with lots of details in the truck.   Photo credit: Angie Monson – thanks…
  • Nature Photographers Will Love This Lens

    Jodi Friedman
    11 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Tamron USA, a MCP Blog Sponsor, recently introduced a new wide-angle lens. It looks amazing for nature photography, architectural photography, and real-estate photography. It could be a fun lens for weddings too.   This summer we will be giving one of these lenses away to one of our readers. Would you like to win one? What types of images would you use it for?               Ken Hubbard, a professional nature photographer, has used this lens quite a bit and had this to say about the Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD : “One of the most important lenses…
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    Echenique dot com

  • Arte Di Mano Case for Leica M240 + Grip

    Carlos Echenique
    17 May 2015 | 10:14 pm
    OK, if I ever win the lottery, I am buying a Leica M240 kit that looks like this except in silver:   That’s a Leica M240 + Multifunction Grip in an Arte Di Mano leather half-case that covers the whole shebang. Such decadence! Since money is no object in this little fantasy, I might drop [...] The post Arte Di Mano Case for Leica M240 + Grip appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Konost to Release Digital Rangefinder Camera in 2016

    Carlos Echenique
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:48 pm
    US company Konost has secured funding to develop an all new digital rangefinder camera that sports the Leica M-mount. The Konost FF will be even more minimalist than the Leica M8 yet sports a hybrid optical VF + electronic focusing system that is mechanically coupled to M-mount lenses. Sounds like what Leica should have done with [...] The post Konost to Release Digital Rangefinder Camera in 2016 appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Ricoh Hints at Full Frame DSLR Prototype at CP+

    Carlos Echenique
    4 Feb 2015 | 6:22 pm
    February 4, 2015 – RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the exhibition of a reference product – a digital SLR camera currently under development. The product will be displayed at “CP+” one of the largest and most comprehensive camera and imaging shows in Asia, from February 12-15, 2015 at the PACIFICO Yokohama Convention [...] The post Ricoh Hints at Full Frame DSLR Prototype at CP+ appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Hasselblad Appoints New CEO

    Carlos Echenique
    9 Jan 2015 | 11:49 am
    Hasselblad Group has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.Perry Oosting – an established member of the Hasselblad Supervisory Board – takes the helm following the completion of former CEO Ian Rawcliffe’s interim CEO assignment. Mr Oosting brings over 25 years of experience in brand, product, marketing and sales-management to [...] The post Hasselblad Appoints New CEO appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Special Offer from Tiny Prints

    Carlos Echenique
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Did you know that this Sunday is the busiest holiday card shopping day of the year? It is…but you don’t have to wait until Sunday to take advantage of an amazing offer from Tiny Prints. For 24 hours only, you can get 40% off your order of ANY size plus get free shipping! Here’s how [...] The post Special Offer from Tiny Prints appeared first on Echenique dot com.
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    The Bigger Picture | Smithsonian Institution Archives

  • Women in Science Wednesday: Dr. Annette Aiello

    kapsalise
    27 May 2015 | 4:05 am
    Blog Tags: Women in Science WednesdayScienceBlog Categories: Smithsonian History
  • James Smithson and “The Duchess”: The Sotheby’s Sale of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe’s Property

    Anonymous
    27 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Heather Ewing, Research Associate; author of "The Lost World of James Smithson: Science, Revolution, and the Birth of the Smithsonian"Today and Thursday in London, Sotheby's is holding an auction of exceptional "property and precious objects" from the estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe, who died last year at the age of 99. In an effort to channel Downton Abbey, Sotheby's is calling the auction "The Duchess." Cue the lavish promo video with soundtrack and the requisite trawl through a dusty attic filled with vintage monogrammed trunks. Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe had an incredibly…
  • "Torch" PDFs now Available in Search

    whitesella
    26 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    A little under a year ago, we rolled out a new search for our site which is powered by the Google Search Appliance. The goal of implementing this new search was to make our content and collections more accessible, to make discovery easier, and to generally improve the user experience. Work towards that goal didn't end a year ago. Over the summer of 2014, work by our staff began on making PDFs of the Smithsonian staff newsletter, The Torch, text-searchable. Because these PDFs can be read by our Google Search Appliance's bots, their content can be indexed. This means that our site search will…
  • Link Love: 5/22/2015

    todam
    22 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    That thing must weigh a ton! A vault door will great visitors to the new Numismatics Gallery at the National Museum of American History. [via O Say Can You See? blog, NMAH] Putting the pieces together - A curator's journey to find pieces of the history of the Art and Technology Program of 1967-1971 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The program was an initiative that paired artists with corporations in the areas of aerospace, entertainment, scientific research, and other industries. [via Unframed blog, LACMA] Ever evolving - Lessons in research instruction from the Biodiversity…
  • See Here: 5/22/2015

    Sobersk
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Blog Categories: Collections in FocusBlog Tags: See HereCities/PlacesPlants
 
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    Photography Tips & Tricks

  • Photography Tips & Tricks: First Look – Edelkrone Slider Plus

    Aaron Westgate
    22 May 2015 | 9:07 am
    RC welcomes Mia McCormick on to the set of Photography Tips and Tricks for a first look video of the Edelkrone Slider Plus. Mia gives a review on the slider and demos how to use it. She also gives viewers some tips on other items to add to the slider for the video enthusiast. Links from the show Edelkrone.com This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Rapid Box XXL and Convert to DNG – Episode 96

    Aaron Westgate
    7 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    In this season finale, RC has a tip on using the Wescott Rapid Box XXL. He shows viewers how easy it is to get the Rapid Box set up and going on your photography shoot. He also has a tip on using Convert to DNG and Lossy DNG in Lightroom. Website to watch: PhotoshopWorld Links Mentioned in the Show Peachpit Book Deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Snapshot – Perfectly Clear

    Aaron Westgate
    4 May 2015 | 12:50 pm
    RC welcomes Riley Stricklin on to the set of Photography Tips & Tricks for a product demo of Perfectly Clear, an intelligent image correction plugin from Athentech. Are you ready to perfect your photos with just one click? Riley demonstrates the abilities of one click image correction to get that stunning image faster by applying 20 corrections automatically, counteracting your camera's limitations and delivering photos as vibrant as life itself. Links from the show Athentech.com This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel |…
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Tethering with LR Mobile and Custom Pages – Episode 95

    Aaron Westgate
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:51 am
    RC does a tip on tethering to Lightroom and having it sync to your mobile app for Lightroom. He also has a tip on creating a custom page in Lightroom for printing. Website to watch: Sharon Farmer Links Mentioned in the Show Peachpit Book Deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Mylio

    Aaron Westgate
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    RC welcomes portrait, editorial, and commercial photographer Tamara Lackey on to the set of Photography Tips & Tricks for a demo of Mylio and how she uses it, not only as an organizational and backup tool in her photography business workflow, but also as a robust editor. She explains how she can edit her photos in just a short amount of time in Mylio's editor and also send a photo from Mylio to Adobe Photoshop, do her edits, and send it back to Mylio. Say hello to Mylio: the next generation photo management system. Links from the show Mylio.com This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H…
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • 27 Quotes By Photographer Gary Winogrand

    johnpaulcaponigro
    26 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    Enj0y this collection of quotes by photographer Gary Winogrand. “Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed.” – Garry Winogrand “The photo is a thing in itself. And that’s what still photography is all about.” – Garry Winogrand “I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed.” – Garry Winogrand “I have a burning desire to see what things look like photographed by me.” – Garry Winogrand “Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges…
  • 12 Great Photographs By Photographer Gary Winogrand

    johnpaulcaponigro
    25 May 2015 | 8:55 am
      View more 12 Great Photographs By Great Photographers collections here. Read Quotes by Gary Winogrand here. View a documentary on Gary Winogrand here.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson – The Soul Of Creativity

    johnpaulcaponigro
    23 May 2015 | 4:55 am
    Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator) shares his thoughts on creativity. View more in The Essential Collection Of Creativity Videos.
  • 41 Quotes On Mystery

    johnpaulcaponigro
    21 May 2015 | 8:55 am
    Here’s a collection of my favorite quotes on mystery. “Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” – Neil Armstrong “The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.” ― Anaïs Nin “As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.” – Albert Schweitzer “Mysteries abound where most we seek for answers.” – Ray Bradbury “Without mysteries, life would be very dull indeed. What would be left to strive for if everything…
  • Alumn Cira Crowell – Exhibition & Book – “Envisioning Ecstasy”

    johnpaulcaponigro
    20 May 2015 | 3:55 am
    In the summer of 2013 I had the fortune of travelling to Ladakh, India, a remote Himalayan kingdom that is now far Northwestern India, bordered by Pakistani controlled Kasmir and Chinese controlled Tibet.  Ladakh’s high desert rises from valley floors at 12,000 feet to the mountain peaks at 20,000ft. Water from the Indus River is skillfully directed through lush fields then on to irrigate countless other valleys in India. The Ladakhis live in carefully organized communities of adobe homes where they maintain cattle and yak, pashmina goat herds, make mud bricks for export, hone their…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • We Will Always Remember …

    Moose
    24 May 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website Your service, patriotism and passion! Thank You! The post We Will Always Remember … appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
 
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    Front Page

  • Travel photography lesson 1: Learning your camera

    David Cardinal
    23 May 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Before you go on a trip – whether it is a family vacation, adventure travel, or one focused on photography – it is important to know how to use your camera before you go. While reading the manual is always helpful – if you can make it through the hundreds of pages – it doesn’t let you focus on the key features you’re likely to need most. We’ve picked out ten of the most important sets of skills you should try to learn before you go. Some may not apply to you, so feel free to pick and choose, but the list will at least give you a starting point:
  • New value-price wildlife lens champion: Tamron 150-600mm zoom field-tested

    David Cardinal
    20 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Wildlife photographers have some amazing, and amazingly expensive, lens options from Canon and Nikon, but for many the huge price tags – not to mention large size and weight -- make them impractical. Instead, they have needed to compromise image quality to meet their budget. Fortunately, modern manufacturing techniques and lens design software improvements have continued to improve the quality of third-party value-priced lenses. The first of this new breed is the Tamron 150-600mm lens that I field tested in Texas during my workshops this month. I was pleasantly surprised by both its image…
  • A magic trick you can hold in your hand: Celluon PicoPro portable projector field-tested

    David Cardinal
    18 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    Every once in a while I review a product that seems like a magic trick. Right now that is the Celluon Pico Pro projector.
  • How startup Light plans to put a DSLR replacement in your smartphone

    David Cardinal
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    I was able to spend the morning recently with one of the most innovative startups in the camera market – Light. It is using an array of small sensors to mimic the performance and image quality you’d typically find in a much larger and more expensive package – like a DSLR. The technology spans optics, industrial design, electronics, and computer science. Here’s my take on how they plan on making it happen
  • Sony RX100 III Field-tested: Is it still the best overall point and shoot on the market?

    David Cardinal
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    When Sony introduced the original RX100, it was a ground-breaking use of a 1-inch sensor in a point and shoot. I hesitate to call it a compact camera, as it is pretty beefy for most pockets. But for those who wanted excellent image quality without needing an interchangeable lens, it was a breath of fresh air. Sony has continued to beef up the RX100 product family, with the Mark III version adding some important features like an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). However, image quality has hardly changed over the intervening years, moving up only 1 point – from 66 to 67 in…
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    Prolost

  • How to Create the “LUT Look,” and Still More Tutorials

    Stu Maschwitz
    6 May 2015 | 8:09 am
    Five new, short tutorials on the new Magic Bullet Suite 12. First up is the Memory Colors scope in Magic Bullet Looks: Looks 3.0 comes with a set of presets designed to get you started with basic to advanced color grading. Here's how they work. Here's a short overview of the new Lens Vignette Tool in Magic Bullet Looks: It's easy to quickly toggle the grade off in Looks to check your work. Here's how: And finally, I show you how to create from scratch, using just Colorista III, the heavily hue-constrained look that so many popular LUT packages provide. Although I prefer to keep this look…
  • NAB 2015 Impressions

    Stu Maschwitz
    29 Apr 2015 | 1:42 pm
    That's me holding Jarred Land's custom forged carbon fiber 8K VistaVision Weapon. This year I combined my love of Las Vegas and crowds, and attended the NAB Show. I tweeted up a storm during the show, and collected all that noise on Storify — but I also wanted to summarize my impressions here. Blackmagic Design URSA MiniThe URSA Mini is not “mini,” it’s the right size. The new EVF seems very nice. pic.twitter.com/gxEs4732SN— Stu Maschwitz (@5tu) April 13, 2015 When Blackmagic Design announced the URSA at last year’s NAB Show, I joked that they had finally created a…
  • Red Giant Spring Sale, and More Tutorials

    Stu Maschwitz
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    For the next 24 hours, everything at redgiant.com is on sale for 25% off with coupon code SPRING25. That includes Magic Bullet Suite 12, as well as Trapcode, PluralEyes, and Universe. Even the awesome and already-affordable Offload. Red Giant has steadily been posting Magic Bullet tutorials each day since NAB. First up is a quick overview of the new Shadows/Highlights Tool in Magic Bullet Looks 3.0. Next is a short and sweet look at handy keyboard shortcuts in Looks: In Magic Bullet Looks 3.0, we made it a ton easier to organize and manage your Looks presets. Here’s how: The sale ends…
  • Daily Tutorials Leading Up to the Red Giant Spring Sale

    Stu Maschwitz
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:38 am
    Red Giant has been releasing a new tutorial each day leading up to their Spring Sale on April 28. I've gathered the most recent ones here. First up is one I've wanted to do for a long time. We so often see keyers demonstrated as at way to change the color of an object in the frame. But you can also use a keyer to design a customized, powerful color adjustment. Here I show a couple of examples in Colorista III, including creating a saturation control that doesn't affect skin tones. Magic Bulet Looks 3.0 includes a new Color Space Tool that makes it easy to work with any kind of footage, from…
  • Prolost Graduated Presets for Lightroom, Version 2.0

    Stu Maschwitz
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Seattle, Washington, shot on Sony a7S and processed with the new Blockbuster Cyan and Blockbuster Hues presets. Adobe has just released Lightroom CC (AKA Lightroom 6), featuring facial recognition, HDR and panorama merging, and GPU-accelerated editing. There are also updates to Lightroom mobile for iOS and Android. They are great updates, and I'll have more to say about them in the future. But today I have an announcement of my own: The release of version 2.0 of my Prolost Graduated Presets for Lightroom. This is the first major upgrade to my unique workflow presets that allow you to make…
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    Stone Thrower

  • Glasshouse Assignment Welcomes Clinton Perry

    Jamie Zimmermann
    12 May 2015 | 11:10 am
    We are excited to announce the addition of Clinton Perry to our roster of photographers.   For more information about Clinton or any of the Glasshouse photographers, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division, News Tagged: Beach, clinton, clinton perry, clinton perry photography, decor, decorating, Glasshouse Assignment, interior decorating, interior design, perry, photographer, Portrait, Portrait Photography, skateboarding, Swimming
  • Christina Gandolfo – American Photography 31

    Jamie Zimmermann
    8 May 2015 | 9:20 am
    Christina Gandolfo was selected for the American Photography 31. The photo was taken for Los Angeles Magazine. You can see the photo and all of the selected images here. Congratulations Christina!     For more information about Christina or any of the Glasshouse photographers, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: american photography, american photography 31, bingo, christina gandolfo, Glasshouse Assignment, la, los angeles magazine, photo, photographer,…
  • Calling All Photographers!

    glasshouseimages
    29 Apr 2015 | 11:54 am
    Glasshouse Images is looking for creative and prolific artists with a unique vision to submit their best images for consideration into our distinctive and selective collection. Accepted work will be seen by clients all over the world. Send links to your websites and portfolios here: photos@glasshouseimages.com Eric Schwortz / Glasshouse Images / 1779700496Filed under: Stock Division
  • New Work From Christina Gandolfo

    Jamie Zimmermann
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
    Christina Gandolfo was recently commissioned by LA Magazine and Bicycle Magazine. Check out the amazing work below.       For more information about Christina or any of the Glasshouse photographers, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: athlete, bar, bicycling magazine, bike, christina, christina gandolfo, gandolfo, kym perfetto, la, la life, la magazine, melrose umbrealla co., photography, sports photography, tearsheets
  • Book Cover

    glasshouseimages
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Julene Bair’s new novel, The Ogallala Road, features an image from Glasshouse stock contributor Elisabet Zeilon.  Filed under: Stock Division Tagged: Elisabet Zeilon, Julene Bair, photography, publishing, stock photography, The Ogallala Road
 
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    Vincent Laforet's Blog

  • Project AIR Workflow

    Vincent Laforet
    26 May 2015 | 3:24 am
    Project AIR workflow from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo.   For many of us, workflow is the least “sexy” part of any photo or video project.   That is until you find yourself waiting forever for a copy to finish as those minutes and hours eat into the few hours of sleep you will get that night/morning…  or worse:  when you run out of time, and you take a shortcut (because you have to leave a location, or simply need to get some sleep) and you fail to make a redundant copy… and disaster strikes. There are MANY ways that you can lose critical data:  it can…
  • London Has Landed!

    Vincent Laforet
    16 May 2015 | 3:31 pm
    We kicked off AIR Europe this week and shot London a few days ago – already very excited to share what I shot with you all, but for now, here’s a little taster of the free meet up events G Tech has kindly being putting on, the first of which was in London. Great event and turnout, and was simply wonderful to connect with so many of you passionate film makers and photographers, and to share a little of the background of AIR as well as hear about your own projects.   Our next event is in Barcelona on Monday May 18th, come join us! Events to follow in Berlin and Paris –…
  • Want to be on a digital billboard in Times Square this Monday? Then keep reading…

    Vincent Laforet
    7 May 2015 | 2:32 pm
      OK!   So something that’s pretty darn exciting and exceptional is happening Monday.  We’re taking over Times Square for close to an hour!   To be precise, we have access to two iconic digital spectaculars:  the billboards on the Nasdaq and Reuters towers right in the heart of Times Square.   I WANT YOU TO BE A PART OF THIS UNIQUE EVENT –   it’s also a way for to be part of something that’s quite incredibly rare… Check out yesterday’s dry run with some of my content from AIR content  (laforetAIR.com) as you can see… I was somewhat dumbfounded as…
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    JMG-Galleries

  • Remembering Rebecca Jackrel: Wildlife Photographer and Friend

    Jim Goldstein
    5 May 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Rebecca Jackrel Having Fun Behind the Camera It is with pain in my heart and tears in my eyes that I write this memoriam of my friend Rebecca Jackrel who recently lost her battle with cancer this week. Rebecca was a driven and dedicated wildlife photographer who prided herself in recent years raising awareness to the plight of the Ethiopian Wolf via the Ethiopian Wolf Project with Will Burrard-Lucas . Quite the world traveler her trips always centered around conservation wildlife photography of subjects spanning the Albatrosses of Midway, Polar Bears of Churchill and Svalbard, Spirit Bears…
  • My Favorite Features in Adobe Lightroom 6 (CC)

    Jim Goldstein
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    The long awaited next version of Lightroom is out and below is my list of favorite features and improvements: Note before you upgrade I recommend reviewing  Steps to Save Your Ass With Lightroom Catalog Changes 1. Graduated Filters – Brush function A new Brush function has been added to Graduated Filters so that you can create custom edges versus a linear edge. Graduated Filter Brush Function 2. Performance: Optimized Multi-Processor and Multi-Core Support + GPU  Utilization This version of Lightroom has improved export performance that leverages more of your available system…
  • 6 Steps to Save Your Ass With Lightroom Catalog Changes

    Jim Goldstein
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:05 am
    Avoid downtime with these 6 steps to keep your Lightroom Catalog in tip top shape: 1. Know Where Your Catalog Resides Lightroom saves catalogs in the following folders: Windows: \Users\[user name]\Pictures\Lightroom Mac OS /Users/[user name]/Pictures/Lightroom When in doubt check here: (Mac OS) Lightroom > Catalog Settings (Windows) Edit > Catalog Settings   Know Where Your Lightroom Catalog Resides 2. Save Metadata to Your Files To save metadata to your files highlight your images and hit Command-S on Mac or Control-S on Windows. This will save author’s name, resolution,…
  • Wisdom on Creativity Worth Viewing by John Cleese

    Jim Goldstein
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Whether you find yourself in a creative rut or you’re looking to improve your creative mojo I highly recommend viewing this presentation on Creativity by John Cleese. I guarantee devoting 36 minutes to view this will be worth your while. Enjoy! Can’t watch videos where you are? Here is the transcription of his presentation Copyright Jim M. Goldstein, All Rights Reserved Wisdom on Creativity Worth Viewing by John Cleese The post Wisdom on Creativity Worth Viewing by John Cleese appeared first on JMG-Galleries - Landscape, Nature & Travel Photography.
  • My Most Unique Photo of Yosemite Yet

    Jim Goldstein
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    After spending days researching one of my favorite photo locations on Flickr, Instagram and 500px and then tracking down the almost exact location through shared camera GPS data I drove 5 1/2 hours to capture this amazing Yosemite view that is destined to be a centerpiece of my landscape portfolio. Just when I thought I was the only person who might have thought of capturing this unique vantage point I ran into my friend Colleen Miniuk-Sperry as I was leaving. Apart from some brief small talk as I left, my friend Colleen took my spot in the photographer lineup (after all it was standing room…
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    David Saffir's Photography and Printing Blog

  • The Big Fight Continues . . .

    csaffir
    2 May 2015 | 9:43 pm
    No, not the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight, but David Saffir’s fight to recover fully from a major stroke. By Cynthia Saffir As many of David’s friends, colleagues and readers know, David has been fighting the biggest challenge of his life the past 5 months.  David suffered a major stroke at the beginning of last November. […]
  • David is planning a jail break . . .

    csaffir
    9 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    As many of you know, David suffered a major stroke in early November, which left his left side paralyzed. Since spending a month in the hospital, David has been in a residential rehabilitation home where he has been working hard toward recovery. I am thrilled to be able to report that he is regaining more […]
  • Join Team Saffir — Help Support David’s Recovery

    csaffir
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Charter members of Team Saffir   C. David Tobie’s November 18th post told about the stroke my brother and well-known photographer, David Saffir, suffered in early November, and the fundraising drive David Tobie, Ken Sklute and Michael Ritzer started to help David and his wife Sue cover their extraordinary medical and related expenses (his related to the stroke […]
  • The Tables have Turned, and now David Saffir Needs Your Assistance

    cdtobie
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    We are writing this note for distribution to all the places where David Saffir has generously provided his expertise and wisdom over the years; please distribute as appropriate. Many of you will recognize David’s name. Some from the excellent book he contributed to our Mastering Digital Series, named Mastering Digital Color. It still sits on […]
  • Enhance Your Photography: Look Into the Smaller “Landscapes”

    David Saffir
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
      My personal work includes a lot of landscape shooting, and I usually try to take in a large swath of territory. I often like the grand vistas, the sweeping plains and looming mountains. In urban landscapes I might include wide-angle shots of buildings crowded together, along with bustling streets and milling people. But sometimes […]
 
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    The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast

  • TCF Ep. 277 - Niko J. Kallianiotis

    24 May 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Niko Kallianiotis is an educator and photographer based in Pennsylvania. He started his career as a newspaper photographer, first as a freelancer at The Times Leader, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and then as a staff photographer at The Coshocton Tribune in Coshocton, Ohio, and The Watertown Daily Times in Watertown, New York.    He is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at Marywood University in Scranton, PA and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He is also a contributing photographer for The New York Times. His work has been published and…
  • TCF Ep. 276 - Colin Westerbeck Pt. 2

    18 May 2015 | 9:22 am
    Colin Westerbeck is a writer, curator, and teacher of the history of photography. He is also the co-author along with Joel Meyerowitz of Bystander: A History of Street Photography.  This special two-part interview which delves into an in-depth conversation of street photography then and now.    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Westerbeck   http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0821227262?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0821227262&linkCode=xm2&tag=thecanfra-20   http://natandvir.com   http://streetphotography2015.com   http://ibarionex.net/thecandidframe/   info@thecandidframe.com    
  • TCF Ep. 275 - Colin Westerbeck Pt. 1

    3 May 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Colin Westerbeck is a writer, curator, and teacher of the history of photography. He is also the co-author along with Joel Meyerowitz of Bystander: A History of Street Photography.  This special two-part interview which delves into an in-depth conversation of street photography then and now.    Resources:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Westerbeck   http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0821227262/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=0821227262&link_code=as3&tag=thecanfra-20&linkId=XC3EZJEVDOWGMWCL   http://photobizx.com/candid-frame-listeners/  …
  • TCF Ep. 274 - Jenna Close

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Jenna Close is half of the duo P2. She and her partner Jon got their start shooting for the alternative energy industry and have now branched into still and motion projects for industrial and advertising clients. They’ve worked for some fun people like NBC San Diego, Sierra Club, Beta Engineering and The Cincinnati Zoo.  Jon and Jenna were early adopters of remote controlled aerial photography, they particularly enjoy making composite images and they spend a fair amount of time on their surfboards. Jenna is currently a director on the national board of the American Society of Media…
  • TCF Ep. 273 - Blake Andrews

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Blake Andrews is a street photographer who is a member of the street photography collective In-Public. Based in the American Northwest, his invidiual images and personal projects strive to move beyond the rigidity of genre and to express something unique and personal with a camera.    Resources:   http://blakeandrewsphoto.com   http://www.in-public.com/BlakeAndrews   http://ibarionex.net/thecandidframe/   info@thecandidframe.com   Discover what a Squarespace website can do for your web presence.   …
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • Photo Friday: Idyllic Tarn

    Derrald
    22 May 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Idyllic Tarn A small tarn on the top of Rocky Mountain National Park near the tundra reflects the puffy clouds and blue sky above and the mountains in the distance. I enjoyed a beautiful sunset here on a cool July evening, content to watch the sun go down on what seemed like the top of the world. Technical Details: Canon 5D Mark II, 17 f/4L TS-E, f/13, 1/60 sec. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
  • Photo Friday: Spring at Schramm

    Derrald
    15 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    Keeping Them Safe and Warm Spring is my favorite time of the year at Schramm State Recreation Area in eastern Nebraska. During the end of April and the beginning of May the goslings have just been born and are waddling around the ponds. The bright bleeding hearts are blooming near the hatchery museum and everything is greening up. The park is full of life and it’s a great time to take a hike through the forest. Technical Details: Canon 7D Mark II, 500 f/4l II + 1.4tc Pile Up Hearts on Fire Out for a Swim Curious One
  • Trip Report: Crystal Cove State Park, California

    Derrald
    1 May 2015 | 1:27 pm
    I had another quick trip which took me to the west coast again, this time to the California coast. Determined to get some ocean shots, I spent two evenings down at Crystal Cove State Park near Laguna Beach. Being the first time since 2006 that I photographed the ocean I was not disappointed by the conditions. I managed to stay fairly dry the first night, but on the second I was drenched from the waist down by a wave I miscalculated. I saved the camera gear, however! Glorious Finale By the Sea Rhythmic Twilight Final Daylight on the Pacific Coast Technical Details: Canon 70D, 10-22 ef-s Lens,…
  • Some of My Favorite Spring Images

    Derrald
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Pyramid Lake Sunrise Beautiful Pyramid Lake in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. I captured this image on a still morning in the spring of 2007. Just before I captured this image a beaver went across the lake just before me momentarily disrupting the reflection. It was just him and me on that cool morning. Agate’s Angry Sunset On a stormy May evening I sat atop this rocky outcropping at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument in western Nebraska. I got rained on several times as I waited out this storm hoping it would clear near sunset. Nature did not disappoint. Springtime…
  • Mahoney State Park Platte River Art Show – April 11th and 12th

    Derrald
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:13 am
    Be sure to join me and all the other great artists at the Mahoney State Park Platte River Art Show on April 11th and 12th at the Lodge. I’m excited to display many of my newest works from the past year as well as some old favorites. I look forward to seeing everyone there! Mahoney State Park is off I-80 exit 426 between Omaha and Lincoln.
 
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    Photo Review Reviews

  • Samsung Portable SSD T1 Storage Drive

    21 May 2015 | 12:58 am
    Fast transfer speeds and secure storage in a versatile and robust USB 3.0 device that slips easily into a pocket.
  • Datacolor Spyder5 Elite

    5 May 2015 | 5:14 pm
    An update to Datacolor's popular Spyder4 colorimeter with a redesigned 7-detector optical engine that delivers improvements to tonal response.
  • Canon EOS M3

    30 Apr 2015 | 12:51 am
    An update to Canon's original CSC with higher resolution, improved autofocusing and a tilting LCD tough-enabled monitor that can be used for 'selfies'.
  • Nikon D7200

    28 Apr 2015 | 12:19 am
    A very modest update to the D7100 with improved low light focusing, a larger buffer memory and built in Wi-Fi with NFC.
  • Epson SureColor SC-P600

    15 Apr 2015 | 10:51 pm
    Epson's latest A3+ enthusiast-to-professional printer adds touch-screen controls plus improved power efficiency to the company's pigment photo printer line-up.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • Photo Journal: Spring Trees, Smoky Mountains

    RR Jr
    12 May 2015 | 9:07 am
    Olympus E-M1, f/5.6 @ 1/400sec, 50mm, ISO 640, no filters  It’s been a busy spring so far with workshops in the Smoky Mountains and the Hudson Valley, and I leave to Moab, Utah tomorrow for another workshop in the southwest. My time for writing has been in short supply. But I do have a new series of articles coming up very soon addressing composition, printing, books I’m reading, and other useful information I hope inspires you in your photography. I also want to thank those who have purchased my latest book, Insights from the Creative Path, the response has been amazing, it has sold…
  • Observations On The Making of Images

    RR Jr
    5 May 2015 | 12:57 pm
    I’ve just returned from the Great Smoky Mountains where I had the privilege of leading a 5-day workshop. It was a great learning experience for all, and we enjoyed great camaraderie and a shared passion for nature and the art of photography. I’ve been noticing some trends over the past year or two that were very evident to me last week and thought would be worth sharing and exploring further. The Mirrorless Age The first is the transition from conventional DSLRs to mirrorless cameras. On this particular workshop, half of the students were using mirrorless exclusively, and another student…
  • May 2015 Free Desktop Wallpaper

    RR Jr
    2 May 2015 | 11:08 am
    The May 2015 Free Desktop Wallpaper is now available for download. As always, come closer to nature in the Smoky Mountains. 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1080 1680 x 1050 1280 x 800 Instructions: First determine your screen size. Your Current Resolution Is: Then click on the link for the correct size. When the image opens in a new browser window, right click on the image and select “Set as Wallpaper” (on a Mac, select “Use Image as Desktop Picture”).
  • Spring Clouds, Hudson River

    RR Jr
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    Olympus OM-D E-M1, f/8 @ 1/200 sec, ISO 200, 4 images stitched in Lightroom 6 “Nothing is ever the same twice because everything is always gone forever, and yet each moment has infinite photographic possibilities.” – Michael Kenna
  • New Book: Insights From the Creative Path – Find Meaning, Fulfill Your Vision

    RR Jr
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    I’m really excited to announce that my new book “Insights from the Creative Path: Find Meaning, Fulfill Your Vision” is finally out! It’s a continuation of my first book, Insights from Beyond the Lens, where I take you further along the creative journey I’ve experienced as a landscape photographer. While it does offer some technical information, it’s more about the why than the how. That’s a question that is lacking in today’s world of photography, but can unlock so much of your creative potential. It’s a book I’ve been working on for the past two years and composed…
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    David Saxe/Photographs

  • Florida State Fair, 2014

    David Saxe
    14 May 2015 | 7:57 am
    Filed under: Color, Photograph
  • You’re Supposed to Ask, You Know—NOT! (part 2)

    David Saxe
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    My last post was about subtly taking pictures of people without their permission. This is not the first time I wrote about it and when I have, it usually evokes arguments on both sides. In fact some of them are quite vocal, accusing me of being sneaky, and “invading people’s privacy”. Absolute bullshit! If one […]
  • You’re Supposed to Ask, You Know—NOT!

    David Saxe
    5 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    Last week, I attended PrideFest in Lake Worth Florida. I usually do it because its a lot of fun, I have no problem getting people to have their picture taken, and it usually results in a couple of great shots. This year was a bit different though. I decided to just photograph the Gay Pride […]
  • Its over…or is it?

    David Saxe
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:20 am
    Sometimes I get depressed. I feel I have taken my last photograph and there is nothing left to do. Its a good thing, I have been around because I know from many past experiences that this is just a passing phase. Like everything else in life, this too will pass. Most creative people have experiences […]
  • Altered Photographs

    David Saxe
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:56 am
    The photograph above is a fake! What I mean is that the fog effect has been added after the fact in Photoshop to make it look like something that has never really happened. The truth is that it was a sunny day in Lisbon, I took the shot, it was boring because nothing was really going […]
 
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    Misha Media Wedding Photography

  • Waldorf Astoria Chicago Weddings | Shaena & James

    mindy
    19 May 2015 | 9:33 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 - Waldorf Astoria Chicago Weddings | Shaena & James xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Bride’s Guide: Ceremony & Reception: Waldorf Astoria Chicago Photography:   Michele and Andy Coordinator: Akeshi with   Kesh Events Flowers:  Vale of Enna DJ: Daniel Moose Events Chicago Wedding Photography |…
  • Lincoln Park Engagement Session | Amanda & Joe

    mindy
    11 May 2015 | 9:30 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 - Lincoln Park Engagement Session | Amanda & Joe xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest 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…
  • Lincoln Park Engagement Session | Cassidy & Elliott

    mindy
    8 May 2015 | 9:04 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 - Lincoln Park Engagement Session | Cassidy & Elliott xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest 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 maternity photos | alicia

    michele
    6 May 2015 | 11:34 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 maternity photos | alicia 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 maternity photos | alicia
  • Chicago Newberry Library Weddings | Kelly & Mike

    mindy
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:51 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 - Chicago Newberry Library Weddings | Kelly & Mike xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest 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…
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    Joe Marquez - The Smoking Camera: Recently Added Galleries and Collections

  • Nikon V3 Test Photographs

    26 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Testing the Nikon V3 with the 10-30PD, 30-110, 10, 18.5 and 32/1.2 lens in Hawaii and Tokyo, Japan. Also using the Ft1 adapter and 70-200 f4 lens. Recently picked up the 70-300CX for surfing, bif, and anything else requiring 810mm of reach.
  • Tokyo, Japan

    26 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Photography of Tokyo with Nikon Df, V3 and Coolpix A cameras.
  • Sigma Merrill DP1 Dp2 Dp3 Photography

    26 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The Sigma Merril dp1m, dp2m and dp3m in New York, California and Hawaii. Street and travel photography with this mini powerhouse of a camera.
  • Supermoon Silhouette Photoshoot Project

    26 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A one month project to capture silhouette images in front of the last Supermoon of 2014. Photographed with Nikon V3 and 600mm lens to effectively get 1620mm of reach. Project included models, cosplayers, ballerinas, dancers, performers, yoga instructor and more.
  • Nikon Df

    26 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Testing the Nikon Df in Hawaii and Los Angeles with the Nikon 58mm and 24mm lens.
 
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • Weekly Street Photos #34

    4 May 2015 | 11:11 pm
    This week's theme: ASKALS Before I go on my 3 week vacation (with my kids), I want to leave you with one last set of photos...   When you walk on the streets of Metro-Manila you will surely come across an Askal (short for Asong Kalye: street dog or native mongrel). Often maligned and maltreated (sometimes even butchered as a delicacy), our native 'Dingos' are none the less considered to be
  • Weekly Street Photos #33

    25 Apr 2015 | 10:10 pm
    This week's theme: OVERHEAD SHOT 2 (Color) Part 2 of last week's theme. I find the "Bird's Eye-View" of the world refreshing. It gives us a detached 'godlike' view of humanity from above, where we can observe ourselves more objectively. Here are a few some colored examples...  (Click on Photos for better viewing) "Follow The Leader"   "Triage"   "Wi-Fi Central" --All Photos are
  • Weekly Street Photos #32

    19 Apr 2015 | 1:11 am
    This week's theme: OVERHEAD SHOT I love taking pictures from above to punctuate my shooting routine. Viewing my subject overhead automatically refreshes my point of view and affords me a momentary pause to reassess my perspective on most photo projects I do. Here are a few examples in Black & White...      (Click on Photos for better viewing) "Equilibrium" "Human Ant Farm"   "
  • Weekly Street Photos #31

    10 Apr 2015 | 3:33 pm
    This week's theme: EASTER SUNDAY Easter Sunday is a big day of celebration for Filipino families. Most traditional (elderly) Filipino Catholics literally believe that Jesus gets "reborn in spirit" each year on Easter, a spiritual regeneration parallel to the physical cycle of death and rebirth we find in nature.   I remember my grandfather being a member of a select group of initiates 
  • Weekly Street Photos #30

    4 Apr 2015 | 1:11 am
    This week's theme: HOLY WEEK Aside from Christmas, Holy Week is the most important period in this country's yearly Religious Calendar.  Being the third largest Catholic country in the world (after Brazil and Mexico), with more than 80% of the population baptized within the Faith, the whole country comes into a stand-still from Holy Wednesday until Easter Sunday. Everyone is on holiday-- most
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    Krishna Mohan Photography

  • Stratiomyidae Soldier Fly

    Krishna Mohan
    22 May 2015 | 3:09 am
    I found this soldier fly resting on a leaf in my backyard. I was using Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. The Canon Speedlite 580EX II, I was using was fitted with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Eggs and Lightroom Bugs

    Krishna Mohan
    15 May 2015 | 3:19 am
    These clump of eggs belong to Lasiocampidae family of moth, most probably Metanastria species. The moths are commonly called Lappet moths. It was laid on the blackberry shrub in my garden. I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Stitching Giant Lappet Caterpillar

    Krishna Mohan
    8 May 2015 | 2:12 am
    Giant lappet caterpillar (Lebeda species) is a huge caterpillar belonging to Lasiocampidae family of moths, was resting on trunk of Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) Tree. At 128 mm in length, it was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • My New Redesigned Blog

    Krishna Mohan
    1 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ve probably noticed things are looking a little bit different today. It’s not just you. Last night, I gave this blog a pretty drastic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Indian Palm Bob

    Krishna Mohan
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    This Indian Palm Bob was captured during my review of Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens Review which was published earlier here. I was testing the close-up performance of my Canon EF 300mm... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Images In Light

  • iPhone 6 - Images

    Ross Murphy
    20 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    Metal and SkyI continue to be impressed with the iPhone 6's image quality, here is one out of camera using the Noir process. One taken through colored glass and one of angles and shapes. I don't miss hauling around that back up camera any more.  Through Rose Colored GlassHigh WireI can get very creative if I have a camera with me all the time, the iPhone allows me to do that.RossImages In Light  
  • Garrapata Beach

    Ross Murphy
    13 May 2015 | 8:44 am
    Image: 5D Mk III, 24-70 f/2.8 L II, Lee Big Stopper, f/11 Garrapata Beach Adding to my series, Coastal California. Garrapata Beach, just on the north end of  Big Sur,  a beautiful and more remote beach on the California coast, by remote I mean not crowded at 7:00am on the weekend.The start of one of the most rugged and beautiful locations on the West coast, Garrapata is just south of Carmel, Big Sure stretches south roughly 90 miles and 20 miles inland. Many photographers have spent their lives documenting this area, with spectacular results.Being new to the area I hope to capture…
  • Latest Canon software

    Ross Murphy
    13 May 2015 | 8:10 am
     Download here under the software tabDigital Photo Professional 4.2.31, adds support for 5DS, HDR, compositing......RossImages In Light
  • Lightroom 6 features

    Ross Murphy
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Courtesy Adobe: Lightroom 6 RAW HDRCourtesy Adobe: Lightroom 6 Hidden Gems Courtesy Adobe: Lightroom 6 RAW PanoramasPurchase the stand alone upgrade version here Get more tutorials from Adobe hereRossImages In Light
  • Yosemite Dogwood Bloom

    Ross Murphy
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:03 am
    Image: 5D Mk III, EF 70-200 f4 L IS, 160mm, f5.6, 1/250 sec, hand held, on the tree.Larger ImageThe Dogwoods are blooming in Yosemite valley as of 4/18/2015, by the hundreds, a great time to visit, they should be working their way in to higher elevations over the next week, still time to go and see this beautiful spectacle.Glacier Point also opened early this year due to low snow pack. RossImages In Light
 
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Rich Legg
    25 May 2015 | 4:23 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 1/850 second, f/4, ISO 400
  • Day 6

    Rich Legg
    11 May 2015 | 1:22 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 56 f/1.2 lens – 1/180 second, f/2.2, ISO 200
  • Homeless in Tokyo

    Rich Legg
    8 May 2015 | 4:16 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 1/50 second, f/4, ISO 3200
  • Incense in Hong Kong

    Rich Legg
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:57 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 35 f/1.4 lens – 1/50 second, f/1.4, ISO 200
  • Tunes

    Rich Legg
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/30 second, f/4, ISO 200
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    David Sanger Photography

  • Forest Quiet

    david sanger
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Even in the middle of the Bay Area it is amazing how easily one can get away from it all. One of the hidden gems of the Mid Peninsula Open Space District is this trail through the redwoods to the top of Bald Knob, a wooded summit off Tunitas Creek Road. When I visited I was keen to try out the new ‪#‎iPhone6‬ camera with improved closeups and better focus control. Using “The camera I have with me” is an important part of this project, but it’s always a help when the technology improves. So far I have not been disappointed. Of all the summits I think this was the…
  • Mists

    david sanger
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:32 pm
    The vast Diablo range stretches south from the Bay Area between the Central Valley and the coastal ranges. On this 13-mile hike deep in the interior the land was rugged with little sign of human habitation, far from the main roads, ineffably quiet and spectacularly beautiful. These gnarled trees were high on a ridgetop and shrouded in fog as we approached. California seems at times a crowded metropolis, but in truth most of the state is wild land, sparsely occupied. I think it’s these wildernesses and forests that keep us sane. The post Mists appeared first on David Sanger Photography.
  • Leafstones

    david sanger
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    After a 4-mile hike up a dry forested trail, and another half hour of bushwhacking, I finally reached the obscure summit of peak 1380 on Inverness Ridge in Point Reyes National Seashore. There was no view at all, just trees, bushes and overgrown vegetation. On the way down however I crossed a stream (still running despite the drought) and found a lovely presentation of leaves and stones in a shaded dell. The post Leafstones appeared first on David Sanger Photography.
  • Bagging peaks a step at a time

    david sanger
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    “Last summer, Albany resident David Sanger decided he wanted to find a new challenge — one that would combine his love of the outdoors, his joy upon discovering new places, his hiking and climbing skills and his talents as a photographer. He found it on the many peaks in the Bay Area, climbing as many as he can, as often as he can…….” Writer Susan Alcorn covered my Peaks Project in a story for the The Bay Are News Group newspapers last Sunday. The story also included images from a photo shoot by Oakland Tribune photographer Ray Chavez covering me working the…
  • Griswold Hills

    david sanger
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Yet another fogbound peak, this time out in Griswold Hills in the eastern foothills of the Diablo Range. After a long climb up a steep rocky path shrouded in mist we emerged into the light….. on Facebook The post Griswold Hills appeared first on David Sanger Photography.
 
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • Will the Big Meh Lead to an Artistic Renaissance?

    Allen Murabayashi
    27 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    On the Op/Ed pages of The New York Times, Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman described “The Big Meh” – the productivity paradox whereby the incredible technological development of the Information Age has yielded only modest economic results. Entrepreneur Peter Thiel famously complained, “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” Therein lies the rub. You can only move data so quickly before the economic benefit becomes dubious at best (think high frequency traders). More social networks, more Wikipedia pages, more efficient ride hailing –…
  • Richard Prince is a Jerk

    Allen Murabayashi
    26 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    There are many people who have studied and understand the art world better than me. But there is one thing that I’m sure of: Richard Prince is a jerk. I say this for two reasons. First, I haven’t read anything that suggests he has the self-awareness and intellectual rigor that is bestowed upon him by fawning critics. The pro-Prince camp suggests that he is purposely stretching the concepts of intellectual property ownership, but I counter that he is intellectually lazy. (And even if he had the mental prowess of Socrates, it would make his “art” all the more…
  • New Member Shout Outs: May Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    21 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    One of our favorite things is seeing new PhotoShelter members set up their sites quickly and upload their fantastic work. This month we’ve already stumbled upon four new members who are utilizing our sites to showcase their varying styles – from safaris, to engagement sessions in Cheshire, UK – we get to see it all. Take a peek below at how these new members are displaying their portfolios with us. Lulu & Duck Photography Lulu & Duck’s Sonnet homepage Name/Site: Lulu & Duck Photography PhotoShelter template: Sonnet Member since: May 5, 2015…
  • Directing Video – The Photographer’s Perspective

    Sarah Jacobs
    20 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    Michael Grecco fell in love with photography as a kid during summer camp. Like most analog photographers, he was enthralled by the magic of watching a print develop in a tray in the dark. He began pouring over the Time Life photography books from his local library, and discovering and studying his heros, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and Bruce Davidson. Later, he decided to switch gears and go to film school, “I figured I couldn’t learn any more about photography, how silly of me! Instead I would learn about moving images,” he tells us. This was a completely new experience where Michael…
  • Did Photography Change Your Life? Let it Change the Lives of Others.

    Allen Murabayashi
    19 May 2015 | 10:52 am
    For many photographers, there is a seminal moment in their past when photography captured their imagination. I had a 110 film camera when I was very young, but for me things changed when a neighbor gathered a few kids together on a Saturday morning and showed us how to use a light meter and a SLR camera. The love affair was, well, instant. My trusty Olympus OM-4 in 7th grade. I immediately understood that my Instamatic camera was barely scratching the surface of what photography was and could be. Suddenly, I was exposed to apertures, shutter speeds, ISO and the mathematical connections…
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • The MOMENT Giveaway

    David
    25 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    Your chance to win 2 lenses from Moment Lens Co., and a signed copy of The Visual Toolbox Last year one of my favourite new bits of gear was (still is) the wide-angle lens for my iPhone, from Moment Lens Co. They have two lenses for mobile phones – one gets you 2x wider, and the other 2x tighter – and the quality is excellent, which is what gets me excited. For my taste the iPhone lens (you can use Moment on a ton of different phones) is not wide enough for the kind of feel I want in my photographs, and a little too wide for what I like in my portraits. But the Moment lenses…
  • New Ideas, New Directions

    David
    22 May 2015 | 11:33 am
    Today is one of those days. And this is one of those rambling posts. Feel free to skip it if you’re looking for something with a single coherent point that’s easy to follow. We’ve just said goodbye to my mother at the airport and I’m settled on the couch in our new place in Victoria, surrounded by light and birdsong outside, books and notebooks surround me on the inside. I’m on the couch with a head cold so I’m doing my best to look pathetic and generate the odd sympathetic look from Cynthia. My head is filled, not only with this cold, but with ideas. Today is a day for catching…
  • We Should Talk (SOLD OUT).

    David
    20 May 2015 | 8:41 am
    Pour the coffee; let’s talk. (Before you read this and get excited, I need you to know it sold out. All the spaces were booked within 24 hours. Thank you so much for your confidence in me, I’m grateful and humbled and can’t wait to get working with you. If you missed it, we’ll be doing it again, just not too soon.) It seems to me that once you read all the books and realize you’re reading the same stuff over and over again, you’ve outgrown that means of learning. Then what? An obvious next step might be image critique, but from whom? Guidance about your work is only as…
  • Surprise! C&V Birthday Sale.

    David
    12 May 2015 | 3:43 pm
    There are three things you need to know about surprise parties. One: they happen when you least expect them (or they should. Let’s face it, few people can really keep a secret and they’re not much fun, therefore not the kind of person you want to throw a party for you). Two: there will be gifts! Three: OK, there’s really only two things you need to know. Did I mention the gifts? Craft & Vision turns 6 years old this year, which means, according to the Internet’s collective wisdom on parenting, she’ll be uncoordinated and gawky but able to ride a bicycle. The perfect combination.
  • Enough.

    David
    8 May 2015 | 10:29 am
    Bull Kelp, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia When I dropped into the waters of Queen Charlotte Strait a couple weeks ago it was a bit of a graduation for me. I’ve spent a year working towards it. Four different SCUBA certifications, a lot of reading, research, and far too much dreaming about the photographs I hoped I would make. And there was the gear. Figuring out housings and strobes and which part connected to what other piece. But I finally had it all together. So when, in the days before the trip I forced the lens port in a direction it didn’t want to go, and loosened it in…
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • Will the Big Meh Lead to an Artistic Renaissance?

    Allen Murabayashi
    27 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    On the Op/Ed pages of The New York Times, Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman described “The Big Meh” – the productivity paradox whereby the incredible technological development of the Information Age has yielded only modest economic results. Entrepreneur Peter Thiel famously complained, “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” Therein lies the rub. You can only move data so quickly before the economic benefit becomes dubious at best (think high frequency traders). More social networks, more Wikipedia pages, more efficient ride hailing –…
  • Richard Prince is a Jerk

    Allen Murabayashi
    26 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    There are many people who have studied and understand the art world better than me. But there is one thing that I’m sure of: Richard Prince is a jerk. I say this for two reasons. First, I haven’t read anything that suggests he has the self-awareness and intellectual rigor that is bestowed upon him by fawning critics. The pro-Prince camp suggests that he is purposely stretching the concepts of intellectual property ownership, but I counter that he is intellectually lazy. (And even if he had the mental prowess of Socrates, it would make his “art” all the more…
  • New Member Shout Outs: May Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    21 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    One of our favorite things is seeing new PhotoShelter members set up their sites quickly and upload their fantastic work. This month we’ve already stumbled upon four new members who are utilizing our sites to showcase their varying styles – from safaris, to engagement sessions in Cheshire, UK – we get to see it all. Take a peek below at how these new members are displaying their portfolios with us. Lulu & Duck Photography Lulu & Duck’s Sonnet homepage Name/Site: Lulu & Duck Photography PhotoShelter template: Sonnet Member since: May 5, 2015…
  • Directing Video – The Photographer’s Perspective

    Sarah Jacobs
    20 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    Michael Grecco fell in love with photography as a kid during summer camp. Like most analog photographers, he was enthralled by the magic of watching a print develop in a tray in the dark. He began pouring over the Time Life photography books from his local library, and discovering and studying his heros, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and Bruce Davidson. Later, he decided to switch gears and go to film school, “I figured I couldn’t learn any more about photography, how silly of me! Instead I would learn about moving images,” he tells us. This was a completely new experience where Michael…
  • Did Photography Change Your Life? Let it Change the Lives of Others.

    Allen Murabayashi
    19 May 2015 | 10:52 am
    For many photographers, there is a seminal moment in their past when photography captured their imagination. I had a 110 film camera when I was very young, but for me things changed when a neighbor gathered a few kids together on a Saturday morning and showed us how to use a light meter and a SLR camera. The love affair was, well, instant. My trusty Olympus OM-4 in 7th grade. I immediately understood that my Instamatic camera was barely scratching the surface of what photography was and could be. Suddenly, I was exposed to apertures, shutter speeds, ISO and the mathematical connections…
 
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    Photo Attorney

  • Drone Photography and the Law

    Carolyn E. Wright
    11 May 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Photographers and videographers are discovering an exciting way to shoot via drones. But be sure that you understand the laws related to this new area before taking off.  First, check Photo Attorney’s article on flying drones at Lynda.com.  Then see Forbes’ report on media use of photos taken from drones. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Drone Photography and the Law! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers!
  • Everything You Need to Know About eCO Registration* (*but were afraid to ask)

    Carolyn E. Wright
    6 May 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Join Photo Attorney®, Leslie Burns, for the APA | SD presentation: “Everything You Need to Know About eCO Registration* (*but were afraid to ask)” on Thursday, May 14th, 2015, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) at the Riverdale Studios, 6314 Riverdale Street, San Diego, CA 92120. Leslie will walk you, step-by-step, through the process to register your copyrights using the eCO system. Learn more and register on the APA | SD website. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Everything You Need to…
  • U.S. Copyright Office Publishes Index of Fair Use Decisions in Support of U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator

    Carolyn E. Wright
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante today announced the launch of the U.S. Copyright Office’s Fair Use Index, which is designed to provide the public with searchable summaries of major fair use decisions. The Index was undertaken in support of the 2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement prepared by the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator within the Executive Office of the President. Although not a substitute for legal advice, the Index is searchable by court and subject matter and provides a helpful starting point for those wishing to better…
  • Register of Copyrights to Testify at April 29 House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Copyright Review

    Carolyn E. Wright
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante will testify before the House Judiciary Committee onWednesday, April 29, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (ET), in a hearing entitled “The Register’s Perspective on Copyright Review.” The Register, who was the first witness in the congressional review process in 2013, returns as the 100th witness and will share the recommendations of the Copyright Office on possible amendments to the law and discuss recent policy initiatives. She will also respond to questions regarding modernization of the Copyright Office. The Register’s testimony will be webcast on…
  • Copyright Office Issues a Notice of Inquiry on Photographs, Graphic Artworks, and Illustrations

    Carolyn E. Wright
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:42 am
    The U.S. Copyright Office has published a Federal Register notice requesting written comments on how certain visual works, particularly photographs, graphic artworks, and illustrations, are monetized, enforced, and registered under the Copyright Act. The Office is specifically interested in the current marketplace for these visual works, as well as observations regarding the real or potential obstacles that these authors and, as applicable, their licensees or other representatives face when navigating the digital landscape. Photographers, graphic artists, and illustrators have expressed a…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • We Will Always Remember …

    Moose
    24 May 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website Your service, patriotism and passion! Thank You! The post We Will Always Remember … appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Leighton Buzzard May Day Fayre

    admin
    8 May 2015 | 3:53 am
    The Annual Bank Holiday May Day Fayre in Leighton Buzzard was held on Monday 4th May in the Leighton Buzzard Town Centre & Parsons Close Rec. The hugely popular event was attend by the locals in great numbers and we were fortunate to have such great sunny weather as well. This event is run by the Rotary Club of Leighton-Linslade each year. Here are some photos and a video.  
  • We Need Your Vote!

    admin
    6 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    We’re excited & proud to see Farzana standing up a Conservative candidate for the Leighton Linslade Town Council, Grovebury Ward in Sandhills. Tomorrow we need your support & vote.
  • Google ‘Grow Local’ Garden Party

    admin
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:14 am
    Last week we were invited to a fabulous Garden Party by Google. This was in recognition to all the agencies who participated in the ‘Grow Local’ challenge campaign – with over 600 agencies taking part, the top 50 were invited to the Garden Party for an evening of fun & celebrations. Here are some photos from the party…        
  • Leighton-Linslade Carnival 2015

    admin
    3 Apr 2015 | 3:55 am
      The Leighton-Linslade Carnival Court for 2015 have been selected. This year’s Carnival Queen is Holly Porter, who will be supported by Princesses Lottie Bates & Eva Patterson. The runners-up were Myan Dixon and Georgia Miller. The judging team included mayor Ray Berry, Jenni Reid (Pierre Cochon), our own Farzana Kharawala, Gennaro Borrelli (A Touch of Class Hair & Beauty) & Christine Munford (Town Council’s Honorary Burgess). Great prizes were offered by local businesses which included a portrait session from us, flowers by Gingerlily, goodie bag by Tesco…
  • Breathtaking Wildlife Video

    admin
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    This is one of the best wildlife photography video we’ve come across. Simply stunning! Norwegian wildlife photographer Asgeir Helgestad captures the beauty and soul of the natural world as part of the RED Collective series: Bringing visionaries into focus. Asgeir’s work can be seen at http://www.articlight.com.
 
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    The Digital Photo Experience

  • DPE Podcast 5.15.15 – Rick and Juan answer your questions, and we have an interview with Jill Enfield

    Juan Pons
    15 May 2015 | 2:46 pm
    In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions, plus we have an interview with fine art photographer Jill Enfield 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 http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on iTunes…
  • DPE Podcast 5.1.15 – Rick and Juan talk about Lightroom CC, the new Canon 100-400, Canon 7D mkII, and we have an interview with Eric Moore from the Telluride Photo Festival

    Juan Pons
    1 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan talk about the newly released Lightroom CC, Juan discusses his experience with the the new Canon 100-400 mkII and Canon 7D mkII while on his workshop in Alaska. We also have an interview with Eric Moore of the Telluride Photo Festival. 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 4.15.15 – Rick and Juan discuss making images with impact

    Juan Pons
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan discuss making images with impact. 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 http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on iTunes so you don’t miss a single episode. You guys have…
  • DPE Podcast 4.1.15 – Rick and Juan talk about the best lenses to use in different shooting situations and we have an interview with Chris Smith founder of the Out of Chicago Photo Conference

    Juan Pons
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan discuss about the best lenses to use in different shooting situations and we have an interview with Chris Smith founder of the Out of Chicago Photo Conference. 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 http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to…
  • DPE Podcast 3.15.15 – Rick and Juan answer your questions and we discuss the end of landscape photography

    Juan Pons
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions and we also discuss the end of landscape photography as we know it. 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 http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on iTunes…
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    Daniel Korzeniewski Photography

  • Venice in Photos | Italy

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    25 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski I am peeking over the window of the public water bus. “The Vaporetto” connects Marco Polo Airport with the city centre; the ride to my stop is about forty minutes and I can’t wait to be there. The Venetian Lagoon is vast, but the boat navigates at a very fair speed, almost jumping the waves left by the speedier water taxis. This is my first time in Italy; the marvelous Venice is the entry point for my two-week-long adventure. As I reach Arsenale, my stop in San Marco, an almost surreal, warm-tinted sky over the shoreline and…
  • Iceland in Photos – 29 Images of My Adventures Around the Ring

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    8 Apr 2015 | 4:24 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski If you travel to Iceland for the first time and you do some research beforehand, you expect to see greatness and amazing landscapes, but in all honesty, there are no words to describe its magic allure once you arrive. As we left Keflavik, a small town about fifty kilometers from Reykjavik that hosts the international airport, I was immediately in awe. This is not an ordinary place, and it was palpable as soon as we started traversing our way to Route 1. Vastness and natural beauty surrounded us. Route 1 is better known as the…
  • Bhutan in Photos – 33 Images from The Land of the Thunder Dragon

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:57 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Flying through the Himalayan range for a sharp descent into the Paro airport is something you often hear or read about, but it wasn’t until I experienced it myself that I realized why this is one of the most spectacular landings in the world. The short runway is located in a deep valley and surrounded by peaks as high as 18,000 feet. The sensation and sight of flying so close to the mountains is pretty wonderful; at points you almost feel you could touch them. The Land of the Thunder Dragon is as unique and evocative as the…
  • Fuji X-T1 Twins Go to Iceland 

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski It was a tough decision, but I finally made up my mind – after all, I am preaching “Carry Less – Photograph More: Elevate your Travel Photography” – and so, in a couple of days I’ll be jumping on a plane to Iceland with just two Fuji X-T1 bodies and Fujinon lenses. I know I declared a full switch to Fuji not too long ago for travel photography, but this one was different. This will be my first time in Iceland and I am really looking forward to it; I’ll be wandering around the ring and mainly making landscape photos.
  • Vietnam in Photos | The Book

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:34 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski I just finished putting together a book with all the photos and stories from the Vietnam trip. I had an amazing experience and every time I look at the photos, it brings back unforgettable memories. Honestly speaking, I want to go back, badly. From the bustling streets of Hanoi to the serendipity and stunning landscape of the northern mountains, I just want to spend more time in the country, and I´ll probably do it pretty soon. The book has over 90 beautiful photographs of Vietnam. It includes Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, and Bac Ha,…
 
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    cinema5D » News

  • SmallHD 501 HDMI Only Monitor Announced

    Tim Fok
    27 May 2015 | 1:58 am
    A couple of months ago SmallHD announced the 502, a new super lightweight 1080p 5″ monitor. Today they’ve introduced a HDMI only version, the 501. Check out our article on the 502 here, a compact and lightweight monitor, ideal for small mirrorless cameras and gimbal devices due to its 1lbs form factor. The 501 promises nearly all features of the 502; 1080p screen, LUT support, vast exposure and focus aids, plus compatibility with the new Sidefinder accessory (turns the compact monitor into a high resolution viewfinder). The difference? The 501 is HDMI only. The 502 packs a lot…
  • Yeair! is the World’s First Fuel Quad Copter – Now Catching Fire on Kickstarter

    Sebastian Wöber
    26 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    With the news of crazy new drone inventions coming from Kickstarter just this morning, here’s another one that we might want to take more seriously. Yeair! is the first fuel quad copter that runs with 4 miniature combustion engines and impresses us with some intriguing features. Yeair! promises more airtime, more payload and more speed than other quad copters. yeair! combines the reliabilty of electric engines with the power of a combustion engine • 60 min. max. airtime • up to 5 kg payload • up to 100 km / h top speed 5kg payload sounds crazy strong for a 1400€ drone.
  • Meet Aexo and Sprite, New Rugged Camera Drones That Look Like Something Else Entirely

    Nino Leitner
    26 May 2015 | 5:05 am
    It’s 2015 and it seems like you can’t play with the cool kids anymore if you haven’t built your own camera drone or gimbal and started your own Kickstarter project. Here we go, in come two new multicopter projects looking for crowd funding. The first of them is the Aexo, which encapsulates the rotors in something that looks like a pizza box, protecting it against crashing within an instant when touching anything like a tree, rock, or … human. The other one is called Sprite and looks like a flying … tube. Or something. It’s a completely different concept…
  • Google Produced Thousands of Amazing Timelapses You Cannot Shoot Yourself

    Nino Leitner
    25 May 2015 | 7:36 am
    Taking a scientific approach of course, Google teamed up with researchers at the University of Washington to create more than 10,000 timelapse videos, utilizing millions of (royalty?) free photos available on the Internet. These are videos of very popular landmarks, and the scientists merged photos from all kinds of different viewpoints into one perspective, using the power of software image interpolation. This is reminiscent of the technology Microsoft is developing to produce hyperlapses (which we reported about here). The results are amazing as they show landmarks changing over long…
  • Shedding Light on Remote Phosphor LED’s

    Richard Lackey
    22 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    What exactly is a remote phosphor LED light? Well, remote phosphor technology is an elegant solution to one of the biggest problems to plague LED lighting technology; how to produce a wide spectrum white light and achieve a high color rendering index for accurate color rendition. Let’s start at the beginning. The Light Emitting Diode A LED is a solid state pn-junction diode which emits light, a light emitting diode. The first commercial LED’s emitted infra red light and were available in 1962. The wavelength (color) of the light emitted from a LED is directly related to the energy…
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    The LPV Show

  • Episode 2.23 – Magali Duzant

    Bryan Formhals
    21 May 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Recorded May 9, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn I have very little memory of how any photographer first comes across my streams on the internet. It usually starts with a photograph on Tumblr, or sometimes it’s an interview, which was the the case of Magali Duzant. In her interview with Bird, she talks about growing up in New York City, heading to Pittsburgh for school, taking a residency in San Francisco and then finally moving back to New York to pursue a career as an artist. Her Live Stream Sunset project intrigued me because it’s one of those projects that would be…
  • Episode 2.22 – Brett A. Davis

    Bryan Formhals
    14 May 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Recorded May 1, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn  A few weeks ago I walked over to 10×10’s Shashin Zine Fest in Long Island City. Outside the gallery, I ran into Yoshi, who introduced me to Brett A. Davis. Almost immediately, Yoshi said “You should have Brett on the podcast.” That’s a strong endorsement. Over the evening Tom and I chatted with Brett, and learned that he’s been working on an “ongoing photo/audio project documenting the culture of Catholic Sisters in the United States.” He’s also photographing the cats of Bushwick. I didn’t need much…
  • Episode 2.21 – Gus Powell

    Bryan Formhals
    7 May 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Recorded April 9th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn When I first discovered Gus Powell’s photographs on iN-PUBLIC several years ago I was immediately attracted to his sensibility as a photographer. He was making the type of candid photographs in public places that I wanted to emulate. I tried and tried, but there’s only one Gus Powell. We’d corresponded over email after I wrote a piece in LPV Magazine a few years, and bumped into each other a few times at photo events. The last time was at an Aperture opening a few months ago where I invited him onto the show. His…
  • Episode 2.20 – Sophie Barbasch

    Bryan Formhals
    2 May 2015 | 5:44 am
    Recorded April 5th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn A few months ago I saw Sophie Barbasch’s Fault Line photographs on Lenscratch, and in the weeks after that they started to appear regularly on my Tumblr dashboard. I took a look at her website and was intrigued by the variety of projects she’s produced, particularly her monthly photobook series. For two years, she’s produced an original photobook which she has published through Blurb. Naturally this made a her a good candidate for the show. We were lucky she agreed to chat with us to share some insights into her…
  • Episode 2.19 – Paul Kwiatkowski

    Bryan Formhals
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Recorded March 28th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn When your first book receives critical praise from the likes of Ira Glass and Alec Soth, it’s probably safe to say you’ve created something worthy of attention. I met Paul Kwiatkowski when he sent me a pitch for a feature in LPV Magazine. What ended up being published was Kid Tested, Mother Approved which later made it into his book, And Everyday Was Overcast. When he finished up the book he sent me a PDF which I read on my iPad while flying to Minneapolis. It was one of those rare occasions when a piece of art…
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    Photography Life

  • Venus Optics KX800 Macro Flash Review

    Spencer Cox
    24 May 2015 | 12:46 am
    Macro photographers tend to struggle with two crucial variables when lighting their subjects. First, high-magnification macro photography usually involves apertures between f/16 and f/32. To use an aperture this small, you need a high-powered flash — especially if you want to use a diffuser. The second major issue is that many macro photographers work with just one on-camera flash, meaning that the lighting can appear flat and dull, even when diffused. So, when Venus Optics announced their alien-looking KX800 dual flash, I was excited to see that they had put considerable effort into…
  • Waterfalls of New England – Part One

    Vaibhav Tripathi
    23 May 2015 | 12:13 am
    It is the month of May and spring has finally taken over from winter in New England. With the woods turning green again, color has returned to the landscape. Most of the creeks and brooks that crisscross the region and give rise to hundreds of waterfalls are flowing reasonably well. Together this combination of silver and fluorescent (almost) green highlights the effervescence of spring and I, together with a friend, decided to explore this juxtaposition one weekend at a time.Kent Falls, Kent Falls State Park, ConnecticutNikon F100 with Velvia 50, Nikkor 24-120mm f/4. 2.5 seconds, f/11,…
  • “Dotlens” will Turn any Smartphone into a Microscope

    Francois Malan
    22 May 2015 | 4:36 am
    Macro photography opens up tiny worlds that your eye could never see unaided. Now, scientists at the University of Houston have shown a way to make an 3-cent disposable macro lens that turns your smartphone into a moderately powerful microscope. These researchers have started a kickstarter project, and with more than 2 weeks to go they have already far exceeded their modest funding goal of $5000 !An impression of how a “dotlens” could look when attached to a typical smartphone camera’s lensPurpose-built macro lenses like the Nikon 105mm f/2.8 and the Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro…
  • Reporting from Sri Lanka

    Nasim Mansurov
    19 May 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Although I have only been here for two days and I am now on my way back to Jordan to join my family, I had no idea that Sri Lanka is such a beautiful country! We drove 800 kilometers, saw the craziest roads and drivers (those mean bus drivers!), met some wonderful people and ate the tastiest exotic fruits. What an experience – I already cannot wait to come back! Here is a photo of a waterfall that I captured along the way when driving towards Nuwara Eliya:NIKON D750 + 24mm f/1.4 @ 24mm, ISO 50, 5/1, f/11.0I know that we have a number of readers from Sri Lanka and I want to apologize…
  • Zeiss Instant Rebates – Up to $300 Off

    Nasim Mansurov
    19 May 2015 | 1:05 pm
    If you’ve ever bought Zeiss lenses in new condition, there is a very high chance that you’ve bought them at standard MSRP pricing. That’s because Zeiss lenses rarely ever go on sale – I think the most I have seen to date was $100 off during holiday season and only on specific, usually over-stocked items. So when I found out that Zeiss is currently offering up to $300 in instant rebates on all of its ZF.2 lenses for both Nikon and Canon, I had to let our readers know.To take advantage of this offer, head on over to B&H Photo Video, choose your desired mount (either…
 
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    Landscape Photography Blogger

  • New Grand Canyon Battle: Tusayan Development

    David Leland Hyde
    19 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    New Threat To Grand Canyon: Mega Mall at Tusayan Just Outside Southern Boundary of National Park New David Leland Hyde Photograph: Clearing Sunset Near Vista Encontada, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona Time Is Running Out: See Petition Below to Take Action Now to Stop Development That Will Alter Grand Canyon National Park Forever Clearing Sunset Near Vista Encontada, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, copyright 2014 by David Leland Hyde. I rushed to get to this unnamed stop after photographing Point Imperial with the sun still above the horizon. I set up my camera and tripod…
  • New Releases: Philip Hyde Signature Desert Landscapes

    David Leland Hyde
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:14 am
    New Releases: The History Behind Philip Hyde Desert Icons Archival Chromogenic Prints from Large Format Film Evening Light On West Mitten Butte, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Utah-Arizona, copyright 1963 Philip Hyde. From Navajo Wildlands in the Sierra Club Exhibit Format Series. (Click on the image to see it large.) Philip Hyde began photographing the desert Southwest with large format film in 1951. At that time, he used primarily black and white film, but did expose some large format color transparencies too. The Sierra Club book, This Is Dinosaur: Echo Park and It’s Magic Rivers,…
  • My Most ‘Unique’ Photograph Of Yosemite Valley

    David Leland Hyde
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    My Most Amazing Photo of Yosemite Yet Tunnel View, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada, California Always. Do. Your. Home. Work…? Tunnel View, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada, California. Sky objects appear by special licensing permission from far out friends of Steven Spielberg. (Click on the image to see large.)         For many months I have been researching Yosemite National Park photo locations on Flickr, Instagram, 500px, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, The Luminous Landscape, Outdoor Photographer Locations, and how can I forget:…
  • Living The Good Life 4

    David Leland Hyde
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Living the Good Life, Part Four Failure In Carmel (Continued from the blog post, “Living The Good Life 3.”)   “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” ~ Robert F. Kennedy “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”  ~ Jack Canfield About This Blog Post Series: “Living The Good Life” Riffle Through Woods, Plumas County, Northern Sierra, California (Vertical Version) copyright 1983 by Philip Hyde. This view of Indian Creek is from the roof of the Hyde home they named Rough Rock. It is essentially the same view the Hydes watched…
  • Monday Blog Blog: Mark Graf Up Close, On Ice Or Underwater

    David Leland Hyde
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Mark Graf: Notes From The Woods PhotoBlog Lessons On How To Make Captivating Nature Photographs Almost Anywhere Coral Reef, Little Cayman, Caribbean Sea, Nikon D700, Nauticam underwater housing, dual Inon Z240 strobes. “This photograph represents a lot of what I enjoy about the underwater world. Everything you see is animal life. Animals familiar, and some very foreign to land dwellers. All of which make the ocean a fascinating place to explore, and deserving of our attention to preserve the highly complex chain of life that exists within it.” (Click on image to enlarge.) (What…
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  • Moments of Japanese gratefulness.

    sesame
    20 May 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Exploring Japan with Olympus and how I haven't picked up another camera in a year...
  • Sunday was for the dogs. Lots and lots of dogs!

    sesame
    17 May 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Melbourne turned on the beautiful weather on Sunday for the 20th Melbourne Million Paws Walk. Gemma, Chilli and I left the rest of the family home in their jammies as we headed out early to do the 5km track around Albert Park Lake, grab some coffee and pick up a brand new harness for the […]
  • Olive you.

    sesame
    16 May 2015 | 4:15 am
    And this guy loves olives.        Do your kids love certain foods over all others? Kieran could live on capsicum, olives, feta, grapes and sunflower seeds. And chocolate… I mean, he is a kid.
  • Yesterday and the good luck fairy.

    sesame
    13 May 2015 | 6:47 pm
    I had an appointment with the skin cancer clinic. Before anyone gets worried, I will let you know that I am fine. I feel a lot of relief saying that as I had been holding my worries in for a while. There were two spots on my back that had been bothering me for months as […]
  • Home studio and attitude makeover

    sesame
    12 May 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Home studio make over under way and plans for a communal blogging hub at Sesame Ellis HQ.
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • Happy Memorial Day 2015

    Chris Corradino
    25 May 2015 | 3:52 am
    A special thanks to all the men and women who have helped us reach such great heights. Your service is appreciated, and your sacrifices are never forgotten. Happy Memorial Day!
  • Thunderbirds Over Jones Beach, 2015 Airshow

    Chris Corradino
    23 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    While shooting the wider B&W scenes with the 12-40mm lens, I was also working with a 400mm on my Canon 6D for these tighter shots of the Thunderbirds. This collection was from the practice day, and they put on one of the best performances I've seen in quite some time. 
  • More Black and White Airshow Images from the OMD EM1

    Chris Corradino
    23 May 2015 | 2:20 am
    Friday was the practice day at the Jones Beach Airshow not only for the performers, but photographers as well. With the threat of rain bringing dark clouds it wasn't an ideal day for those looking to tan. The moodiness however, was ideal for black and white images. All of these images were captured on the Olympus OMD EM1 with the 12-40mm f2.8. Since it's not a big zoom, I purposely worked to incorporate more of the atmosphere and environment. The theme was "little plane, big sky". This ended up bringing a whole new dimension to the results. 
  • Look to the Skies!

    Chris Corradino
    22 May 2015 | 2:37 pm
    I'll be at Jones Beach most of the weekend, enjoying the Air Show as I do each year. This time, I'm adding the OMD EM1 to my camera bag along with the Canon 6D. This shot of the Geico Skytypers was captured at the "practice day" using the EM1 with the 12-40mm lens. Converted to B&W in LR. I'll have more to say about the performance of this setup along with many more images in the days to come. Check back soon and enjoy the weekend! 
  • A Break in the Pattern

    Chris Corradino
    16 May 2015 | 4:01 am
    Finding patterns in nature is not difficult if you slow down to look at the smaller details. This exercise forces one to look past the bigger picture and really connect with the landscape on a closer level. In this study of a fern I found the break in the pattern to be quite interesting.    
 
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  • Experiencing the Falls Creek Waterfall

    Brian Matiash
    21 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    Getting to Falls Creek Falls involves a very healthy 1.7 mile (one-way) hike that starts off pretty moderately and then becomes a steady and ongoing incline for about 2/3 of the trip. While the majority of the trail has you set relatively far and above Falls Creek but there are a handful of areas where the main trail deviates closer to it. Along the way are some really nice features including wood-carved directional signs and a particularly green rock scree covered in moss. However, the main attraction lies at the end of the trail. That’s where you can experience the beautiful,…
  • Visually preparing for the shoot

    Brian Matiash
    17 May 2015 | 8:53 am
    My good bud, Colby Brown, is visiting the area for about 10 days and is staying with us, which is actually good because it gave Nicole and me the kick in the butt that we needed to finish setting up the guest bedroom in our basement. Today is our first outing and we’re taking Colby to one of our favorite waterfalls in Washington, Panther Creek Falls. It has been quite a while since I’d photographed this area and when that happens, I find it very useful to put a bit of preparation in to help get the creative juices flowing. The preparation process usually involves me searching my…
  • Time: Photography’s Greatest Variable

    Brian Matiash
    15 May 2015 | 10:13 am
    It’s sorta funny to me now that I think about it some more. A few months back, when I found myself exploring the coast of the Lofoten Islands in Norway, I actually lamented about photographing the same places day after day. “Oh, we’re going to Haukland Beach again?!,” was muttered more than a few times. And to a small extent, you couldn’t fault me and I’d assume that you may have said something similar because when you’re there, in the thick of it, you want variety. Time is ticking away and you’re in it to get maximum photographic value and…
  • 3 Tips On Photographing Lower Antelope Canyon

    Brian Matiash
    12 May 2015 | 6:30 pm
    The last time I visited Lower Antelope Canyon, near Page, AZ, was in February 2014. I had arrived with about an hour before the local Navajo operators were closing for the evening, so my time exploring the area was brief. As I was ushered out of the canyon by the diligent canyon keepers, I knew I would have to return and ensure ample time to properly survey the area with my camera. Fortunately, that opportunity presented itself a little over a year later, when I returned to the undulating and confined spaces of this marvelous slot canyon in early April 2015 There are several ways you can…
  • Finding Inspiration Within The Ordinary

    Brian Matiash
    11 May 2015 | 6:06 pm
    I suspect that more than a few of you will be able to relate to this story and that is exactly why I want to share it. I was in a pretty gnarly funk this past Saturday. That tends to happen whenever I find myself having to be creative on a deadline and the ol’ muse just isn’t cooperating. I just couldn’t get into a groove and it quickly became apparent that nothing productive was going to happen. So, I did something that I really wish I’d do more often—I grabbed my camera with one lens, jumped in the Jeep and made my way to downtown Portland. I had no agenda and no…
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • This Morning's Magic Hour

    Lily Hydrangea
    14 May 2015 | 1:06 pm
    The sun lit up the lillies like miniature fairy lights in the garden this morning.And just in case you are in the mood for a little #tbt, go here.
  • 9 May 2015 | 3:00 am

    Lily Hydrangea
    9 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    I happened upon this pink Dogwood tree almost exactly a year ago to this very day.
  • R.I.P. Brian Moore

    Lily Hydrangea
    8 May 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Many residents wore blue or carried blue balloons and ribbons as they gathered along Conklin Street in Farmingdale, NY today as a show of support for Brian Moore's funeral cortege.
  • Those Blooming Lilacs...

    Lily Hydrangea
    7 May 2015 | 2:12 pm
    A glorious spring day with a little #tbt for good measure!
  • Still Life with Samantha

    Lily Hydrangea
    6 May 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Priscilla's cousin.
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    ViewBug Blog

  • Red Color In Nature Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing the red color as found in nature in this photo contest made possible by our friends at The Nik Collection by Google. Easily create the photos you’ve imagined with six powerful plug-ins for Photoshop®, Lightroom®, or Aperture®. A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Michael Shainblum for his collaboration as a guest judge. Michael Shainblum is a 24 year old fine art landscape photographer and a filmmaker based out of San Francisco CA. He has worked with companies such as Nike, Disney, BMW and Jeep as…
  • 40+ Unique Shots Showing That One Is Good: View The Photo Contest Finalists

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing one main subject in this photo contest with chances to win a Canon EOS bundle including 3 lenses and more! A special mention to friend and professional photographer Tony Gale for his collaboration as a guest judge. Tony Gale is an award winning NYC based portrait and lifestyle photographer. In addition to shooting for a variety or editorial, corporate and adverting clients Tony is also a Sony Associate Artisan of Imagery, a Manfrotto Ambassador and an X-rite Coloratti. Tony has also spoken and taught across the Unites States…
  • Nature In HDR Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 8:55 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots showing nature in HDR in this photo contest made possible by our friends at HDRSoft. Have you ever photographed a high contrast scene, only to find you have blown out highlights and flat shadows? Photomatix Pro and Photomatix Essentials are standalone programs running on Windows and Mac OS X. Photomatix Essentials focuses on simplicity and ease of use. Photomatix Pro offers more options and includes advanced features such as batch processing and selective deghosting. Photomatix Pro includes a free Plugin for Lightroom users who…
  • 50+ Superb Shots Of Concerts and Music: View The Photo Contest Finalists

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing music and concerts in this photo contest with chances to win a DSLR Professional Microphone and more. Concert photography is always exciting, vibrant and fun; be sure to browse the gallery and get inspired for the next night rocking it out! A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Vitaliy Zalishchyker for his collaboration as a guest judge: “My name is Vitaliy. I was born in Kolomyia, Ukraine. I studied at National State University i.n. V.Stefanyk, Ukraine and ended with a B.A. in Psychology. I…
  • Community Spotlight: Relish The Gorgeous Images Of ChristopherLH

    admin
    25 May 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Here is something we can learn from amateur ViewBug community member ChristopherLH, read on and enjoy! “Shoot manual, shoot RAW. Learn to use your in-camera metering to manually average the exposure” – christopherlh What equipment do you normally have in your bag? Camera (7D currently), 10-22mm, 18-135mm, 50mm 1.8, Circular polarizers, .6 ND filter, square graduated ND filter and adapter rings. Where did you take this photo and what time of the day? Seasonal “Ice Castle” built in Breckenridge, CO. The people that make these by hand are exceptional people and…
 
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    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog

  • Full Review of the New Rugged Fuji X-T10 Camera

    Dan Bailey
    19 May 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Last week, I posted my review of the new firmware update for the Fuji X-T1 which dramatically improves the camera’s autofocus system. I need to fess up, though. I wasn’t just trying out the new firmware, I’ve actually been testing … Continue reading → The post Full Review of the New Rugged Fuji X-T10 Camera appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Fuji Announces Major X-T1 Firmware Update and Vastly Improved AF

    Dan Bailey
    11 May 2015 | 1:25 pm
    X-T1 drivers, take note. Today, Fujifilm announced a brand new firmware update that dramatically increased autofocus performance of an already awesome camera. We’re talking game changer update. I’ve been using a beta version of the firmware for the past week, … Continue reading → The post Fuji Announces Major X-T1 Firmware Update and Vastly Improved AF appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • First Look at the Fuji XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens

    Dan Bailey
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    In all my years with SLR and DSLR cameras, I never owed a traditional 35mm lens. Despite its legendary status with street photographers and photojournalists, that focal length never quite felt right for me. It was either too wide, or not quite wide enough. … Continue reading → The post First Look at the Fuji XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • I’m on TV! Watch an Interview with Me on KTVA Anchorage

    Dan Bailey
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:34 am
    My lifelong dream of becoming a TV star finally came true. Yesterday I made an appearance on KTVA’s Daybreak morning show in Anchorage yesterday to talk about my brand new book, Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography, which was published earlier … Continue reading → The post I’m on TV! Watch an Interview with Me on KTVA Anchorage appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • The End of an Era – I Just Sold All of My DSLR Gear

    Dan Bailey
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:29 am
    The other day, I walked into my local camera store and traded in all of my Nikon DSLR gear. Gone. Just like that. Almost 20 years of history, now exactly that: Just history. I never thought this day would come, and … Continue reading → The post The End of an Era – I Just Sold All of My DSLR Gear appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
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    burn magazine

  • We all have our stories

    burn magazine
    27 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    I always wanted a world map when I was a child. On the first day of school during first grade, mom found me not in the classroom but out in the fields, skipping class. Fast forward to adulthood, I found myself quitting a lucrative job and actually went out to see the world. We all have our own stories to tell. Maybe thats what connect us all despite the distances. Jes Aznar @jeszmann on the diary for the week while in Nepal.
  • We can leave any moment

    burn magazine
    26 May 2015 | 6:57 am
    Three years ago, I found myself on an early flight going to ground zero where typhoon Haiyan struck in the Philippines. Life was not easy, during those dark times. Especially for the people who are living in there. Suffering is not only limited to the physical factor, but what’s worse is the emotional and psychological trauma. Sometimes for us who just come and cover it, we can only do so little. We live with the fact that we can actually leave any moment, and they can’t. Jes Aznar @jeszmann here posting on the diary for the week. #nepal #rebuild #nepalquake #People…
  • Half moon

    david alan harvey
    26 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    Half moon. #obx
  • A month ago

    burn magazine
    25 May 2015 | 9:24 pm
    Photo © Jes Aznar for Burn Diary  Exactly a month ago today, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, leaving thousands dead and destroying historic monuments and heritage sites. My heart goes to the Nepali people who stand strong as they try to rebuild their country and lives after this tragic event. #nepal #nepalphotoproject #rebuild #prayers
  • Glass

    burn magazine
    25 May 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Our trip to Nepal has been three years long overdue. For various reasons the trip was always cancelled. Booked a ticket and then had to refund when the kids got sick and other complicated reasons in the succeeding years. As the toll of work and life has been becoming harder and heavier recently, we decided to book the ticket for the nth time. Three days after buying the tickets, earthquake struck. The nightmares of Haiyan back in my own country still haunts me after extensively covering it for months, and yet I now find myself in another disaster area. Taking my chances-maybe I can still find…
 
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    Faded & Blurred

  • Five Takeaways From Casey Neistat’s Daily Vlog

    Jeffery Saddoris
    20 May 2015 | 10:44 am
    “Our job as creators is to further define any medium.” – Casey Neistat If you’re an On Taking Pictures listener, you know how inspired I am by Casey Neistat. For those of you who have never heard the name, Casey is a filmmaker based in NYC who has built a career by following his passion for making movies with a drive and intensity that—while sometimes intimidating—is always encouraging. For nearly two months, he’s been posting daily vlog entries (along with weekly Q&As) on topics ranging from success and failure to his family to the challenges and…
  • Insights: May 2015

    Kristopher Matheson
    14 May 2015 | 10:31 am
      “Your influences are all worth sharing because they clue people in to who you are and what you do—sometimes even more than your own work.” – Austin Kleon Eight years ago, I faced a choice: stay in Canada or move to Japan. Which would you have chosen, the safety and comfort of home or the unknown and uncertainty of a foreign land? The repercussions of which will reverberate within you for years to come. The knowledge and experiences of living (i.e., not a tourist) in a new culture with differing ways of life, a foreign language, traditions so much unlike your own can…
  • Finding the Path Between Passion and Purpose

    Jeffery Saddoris
    13 May 2015 | 7:35 pm
    “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha   On a recent trip to DC, I was walking through the city looking for interesting things to photograph. One of the great things about a big city is that there’s always something to shoot; you just have to keep looking. This was my second time in DC, and I was going back to a few of the places I had previously visited. A friend of mine has a terrific approach to street photography. He says that your brain is always effectively filtering the amount of detail you can…
  • Paris Photo LA 2015

    Jeffery Saddoris
    5 May 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Over this past weekend, I attended Paris Photo LA on the Paramount Pictures backlot. It’s the third time I’ve been to the show in as many years and in that time, it’s become the one show that I really look forward to. The fair has a fantastic cross-section of what’s happening in photography, with the work of icons like Richard Avedon and William Eggleston hanging alongside a host of relative newcomers who you may or may not have heard of. I’ve also been lucky enough to have some great experiences that have transcended the work on display. For example, in 2013, I…
  • On Taking Pictures 158: The Mayor of Fujitown

    Jeffery Saddoris
    5 May 2015 | 9:36 am
    This week, standout work from last weekend’s Paris Photo LA and some observations on the growing trend of really big prints and really banal subject matter. Also, abstraction and alternative processes in mainstream photography. Plus, a revision on the “through the window” debacle from a few weeks ago. Scottish photographer Bill Anderson is our PotW. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2015/otp-158.mp3 Download MP3 (36.1MB)  |  Subscribe on iTunes Show Notes On Taking Pictures – Google+ : Assignment: #abstraction Welcome to Paris Photo Los Angeles –…
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    Snapfactory

  • Playing with FinalCut Pro X

    Mark Wallace
    23 May 2015 | 2:01 am
    Since I edit all my videos on my MacBook Pro I thought I’d edit a few projects using the newest version of FinalCut Pro X just to see if the performance was a bit better than Premiere CC 2014. Here’s what I’ve learned: Once you’ve gotten used to the magnetic timeline Apple’s take on NLE makes sense. However, there are times I miss the simplicity (complexity?) of having all my tracks out for quick edits. I’m pretty impressed with FCP as it stands today. When X was first released I bailed and went to Premiere and this is the first time I’ve even glanced…
  • The Where To Start Chart

    Mark Wallace
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    The Where To Start Chart is a tools designed to help beginning photographers navigate the settings on their camera. The chart is an interactive PDF file with links to hours of free photography tutorials. If you get to a spot and are unsure what something means, just click the box to watch a video about that topic.
  • Calibrating Your Monitor

    Mark Wallace
    21 Jun 2014 | 5:15 pm
    In this episode Mark walks you through the process of calibrating your computer monitor using X-Rite color management tools.
  • 48 Hour Photoshoot

    Mark Wallace
    12 Feb 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Years ago I became acquainted with the work of Mona Kuhn. Her work is stunning, but what I found most interesting was her process. Mona frequently develops friendships with her subjects and photographs them over days, weeks, even months. Making photos in this fashion allows her to capture moments that are more intimate and natural. It’s something I’ve always wanted to try. A few years ago I began experimenting with my process. I hired the same models regularly to try to facilitate a more comfortable working relationship. I booked longer sessions. I booked sessions on back to back days.
  • The Many Looks of the 1 Light Portrait

    Mark Wallace
    31 Jan 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Join Profoto and Mark Wallace on February 19, 1pm EST and learn about the many looks that can be achieved using a 1-light set-up. It is all about light shaping. Sign up today and join us for this free webinar. The webinar takes place on February 19 at 7PM CET (10AM Los Angeles, 1PM New York, 6PM London, 7PM Paris, +2AM Beijing, +3AM Tokyo, +5AM Sydney).
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    Photography Life

  • Venus Optics KX800 Macro Flash Review

    Spencer Cox
    24 May 2015 | 12:46 am
    Macro photographers tend to struggle with two crucial variables when lighting their subjects. First, high-magnification macro photography usually involves apertures between f/16 and f/32. To use an aperture this small, you need a high-powered flash — especially if you want to use a diffuser. The second major issue is that many macro photographers work with just one on-camera flash, meaning that the lighting can appear flat and dull, even when diffused. So, when Venus Optics announced their alien-looking KX800 dual flash, I was excited to see that they had put considerable effort into…
  • Waterfalls of New England – Part One

    Vaibhav Tripathi
    23 May 2015 | 12:13 am
    It is the month of May and spring has finally taken over from winter in New England. With the woods turning green again, color has returned to the landscape. Most of the creeks and brooks that crisscross the region and give rise to hundreds of waterfalls are flowing reasonably well. Together this combination of silver and fluorescent (almost) green highlights the effervescence of spring and I, together with a friend, decided to explore this juxtaposition one weekend at a time.Kent Falls, Kent Falls State Park, ConnecticutNikon F100 with Velvia 50, Nikkor 24-120mm f/4. 2.5 seconds, f/11,…
  • “Dotlens” will Turn any Smartphone into a Microscope

    Francois Malan
    22 May 2015 | 4:36 am
    Macro photography opens up tiny worlds that your eye could never see unaided. Now, scientists at the University of Houston have shown a way to make an 3-cent disposable macro lens that turns your smartphone into a moderately powerful microscope. These researchers have started a kickstarter project, and with more than 2 weeks to go they have already far exceeded their modest funding goal of $5000 !An impression of how a “dotlens” could look when attached to a typical smartphone camera’s lensPurpose-built macro lenses like the Nikon 105mm f/2.8 and the Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro…
  • Reporting from Sri Lanka

    Nasim Mansurov
    19 May 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Although I have only been here for two days and I am now on my way back to Jordan to join my family, I had no idea that Sri Lanka is such a beautiful country! We drove 800 kilometers, saw the craziest roads and drivers (those mean bus drivers!), met some wonderful people and ate the tastiest exotic fruits. What an experience – I already cannot wait to come back! Here is a photo of a waterfall that I captured along the way when driving towards Nuwara Eliya:NIKON D750 + 24mm f/1.4 @ 24mm, ISO 50, 5/1, f/11.0I know that we have a number of readers from Sri Lanka and I want to apologize…
  • Zeiss Instant Rebates – Up to $300 Off

    Nasim Mansurov
    19 May 2015 | 1:05 pm
    If you’ve ever bought Zeiss lenses in new condition, there is a very high chance that you’ve bought them at standard MSRP pricing. That’s because Zeiss lenses rarely ever go on sale – I think the most I have seen to date was $100 off during holiday season and only on specific, usually over-stocked items. So when I found out that Zeiss is currently offering up to $300 in instant rebates on all of its ZF.2 lenses for both Nikon and Canon, I had to let our readers know.To take advantage of this offer, head on over to B&H Photo Video, choose your desired mount (either…
 
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    Jasmine Star Photography Blog

  • Orange County Engagement Photos : Breanne+Mike

    25 May 2015 | 11:11 pm
    It was a new job, but when Breanne breezed through the front doors, she was ready. Breanne sat at the front desk and started a new phase in her life, but little did she know the changes she was about to encounter were far bigger than she imagined. Breanne's friend worked at the same company and introduced Breanne to her co-workers, but there was a guy who stood out. It could've been Mike's height, or his casual smile, but the thing Breanne remembers most was Mike's willingness to to help. Whenever she had a question, Mike would answer. He found himself needing more items from the front desk…
  • Those Who Want to be Part of My Journey

    22 May 2015 | 6:41 am
    This past week I've been thinking a lot about competition, namely, why so many creatives see running a business like a win/lose scenario. It's easy to get caught up looking to others and comparing your successes/failures as if there was only a limited amount of opportunities for growth. It's tempting to get down about not booking a client, but I try to think of it as another opportunity to find the right fit for my business. I believe that if I don't book a certain bride, it means one of two things: 1. I wasn't going to make her happy; or 2. She wasn't going to make me happy. In either of…
  • How to Shoot with Intention

    20 May 2015 | 8:06 am
    For two whole days, I'll be teaching online about Shooting with Intention. You can find the lessons broadcasted today (Shooting for Editorial and Romantic Photos) and tomorrow (Shooting for Fun and Natural Photos). Feel free to CLICK HERE for the broadcast and follow along as we focus on creating wedding photography businesses we are proud of.In a nutshell, when I first started my business, I struggled SO much with posing a couple. I didn't know what to say, and even though I studied a million poses in advance, my mind would go blank the minute I started the shoot. What I slowly learned is…
  • Be So Good

    19 May 2015 | 12:55 am
    Sometimes I point people out and tell JD I'd hire them. The conversation is always the same, almost like a tired vaudeville routine delivered to an audience of drunks. We both know I run a photography studio, but we casually dream about creating another business in the future. *** {Jasmine points to a girl who just dropped off steaming cappuccinos} Jasmine: Her, yes, I'd hire her for my future, pretend business. JD: But you don't even know what that business is... Jasmine: True, but when the time comes, I want my business filled with people like her. JD: Well, when your future, pretend…
  • LIVE on creativeLIVE

    17 May 2015 | 7:52 am
    Tomorrow, Monday, May 18, 2015, I'll be kicking off the 30 Day FREE Online Photography Course, The Complete Wedding Photographer Experience on creativeLIVE. I've been in Seattle for the past few days preparing for what promises to be very different than anything I've ever done before. I invite you to be part of the journey and I can't wait for what's in store! Tomorrow at 9am PST, I'll be outlining the course, explaining how the 30 photo lessons will unfold, and chatting about the struggle of following our dreams. You can find the broadcast tomorrow at: creativelive.com/live...hope to see you…
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    Views Infinitum

  • View 359: Walt, the Loch West Monster

    Scott Thomas Photography
    18 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    Wooden and metal art sculpture of a serpent named Walt, the Loch West Monster, found along the Creekwalk in Syracuse, New York.Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/250s, f/8, ISO 100, 24mm Focal Length, Intensify Pro. Walking on the Creekwalk near West Fayette Street in Syracuse, New York, I came upon the blue serpent sculpture you see here. An example of public art. I got curious as to the serpent’s origin, I did some snooping on Google. I found out the sculpture was given the name Walt, the Loch West Monster after a naming contest back in 2011. I used the Soft HDR filter in Macphun’s…
  • View 358: Spring, Finally!

    Scott Thomas Photography
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    A couple takes a break on a bench to enjoy the view of the Syracuse skyline at Onondaga Lake Park near Liverpool, New York on Saturday, April 18, 2015.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 400, EV 0, 180mm Focal Length. While upstate New York have had some warm Spring days over the last couple of weeks, last weekend was the first since the Fall of 2014 when both days were warm and dry. Many people took advantage of the weather to visit Onondaga Lake Park near Liverpool, New York to enjoy being outside without heavy winter coats.
  • View 357: Syracuse Nationals

    Scott Thomas Photography
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    On April 10, 1955, the National Basketball Association (NBA) finals went to a seventh game. The location was the Onondaga County War Memorial in Syracuse, New York. Built less than four years prior, it was to host the biggest sporting event in its young history. The teams playing the game were the Syracuse Nationals and the Fort Wayne Pistons. Each team had won their three games on home courts. As it turns out, the seventh game was no different but it went down to the final seconds and a comeback by the Nationals who were down by 17 points in the third quarter. Members of the 1955 NBA…
  • View 356: Flying Pucks

    Scott Thomas Photography
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    When photographing ice hockey games, I try and get the puck in the frame. Lately, the puck has been acting like a prima donna. Always trying to hog the shot over the players. The puck flies right at the author when Adirondack Flames goalie Brad Thiessen (39) fired the puck around the boards against the Syracuse Crunch at the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York on Friday, March 13, 2015. Nikon D7100/24-120VR, 1/800s, f/4, ISO 2800, EV +1.7, 24mm Focal Length. In the above photo, I am safely behind the safety glass at this end of the OnCenter War Memorial Arena ice surface. On the other…
  • View 355: Springtime for Oswego

    Scott Thomas Photography
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    A couple enjoy a meal from Rudy’s Lakeside next to ice locked Lake Ontario near Oswego. New York. Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/80s, f/16, ISO 100, EV +0.3, 63mm Focal Length, Intensify Pro. At a balmy 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4.4C) with sunny skies yesterday, cabin fevered people did not mind eating outside next to tons of ice and snow at Rudy’s Lakeside near Oswego, New York. After the coldest February on record, March has been unseasonably cold, too. The ice on Lake Ontario still goes right to the horizon in all directions. Ice and snow on Lake Ontario as seen from Rudy’s…
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  • So you wanna be a photographer ? – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    26 May 2015 | 1:46 am
    Discover The Photography Blog The infographic, provided by Fotoseeds, is helpful to professionals and coming professionals, alike.  It is not meant to be dissuasive, but offer insight and advice on how to build a successful career for yourself and keep the industry striving and lucrative for future photographers.
  • Optimal Image Sizes to Share on Social Media Cheat Sheet – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    24 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    Discover The Photography Blog We all know that content is king. However, content with images is like a world-leader, sitting on a throne of viral content. Images are critical to content, but it’s important to make sure they’rethe right size for where you’re sharing. Content with images and pictures is shared exponentially more than content without pictures – however, you need to make sure your image fits the site you’re sharing it on. This infographic covers image recommendations for sites such as Facebook, Google +, Instagram, Twitter, and many more. Source…
  • Miriam Aziz Photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    23 May 2015 | 8:37 am
    Discover The Photography Blog Discover Miriam Aziz photography work. Feel free to contact us if you want to be featured too ! Biography Miriam Aziz is a European multi-disciplinary artist (music / dance / film). Initially trained as a lawyer, she began her artistic career as a musician and then later combined dance and film. She has released four studio albums; We’re Inside Out (2007) – Tránsito (2009), Muerte, Bailaremos (2010) and Lost for Words (2013) and has performed in venues across Europe and in the US.  She is also the Founder and the Artistic Director of Artist (s) at…
  • Boogie Chelsea Photography


    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    15 May 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Discover The Photography Blog Discover Boogie Chelsea photography work. Feel free to contact us if you want to be featured too ! Biography I am an aspiring & passionate photographer who specializes in Black and white, Photography manipulation, travel, streets, perspective, architecture and double exposure photographs.  I create mood by adding film grains and textures to my B/W photos especially on my self-portrait because it makes the image feel more deep, old, dramatic and mysterious. I am a traveler too, and I’m enjoying capturing great moments from people on the streets and all the…
  • West517 photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    15 May 2015 | 12:29 am
    Discover The Photography Blog Discover West517 photography work. Feel free to contact us if you want to be featured too ! Biography As a photography enthusiast, I have an intense desire to create. I love all forms of art and artistic expression.  Aside from my “artistic” day job, I consider my blog a sort of playground for whatever muse I might be chasing at the moment. I like to think that there is a distinct link between poetry and photographs … poetry is, after all, a language based on imagery and in that sense I attempt to communicate how a particular image speaks to or about me.
 
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    NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA

  • Brooklake Country Club Wedding Photos | New York City Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    22 May 2015 | 8:37 am
    First, a small disclaimer: Whenever I post wedding photos taken at any wedding venue, such as this one at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham, NJ, I invariably get people searching the internet for photos of the venue and come to my site and I always feel they’re expecting to see photos detailing the venue. But it’s a wedding. I like to post images of people immersed in one of the most significant, emotional days of their lives and the resulting candids containing interactions and portraits. The post Brooklake Country Club Wedding Photos | New York City Wedding Photographer…
  • The Memory is Bigger than the Moment | NYC Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    13 May 2015 | 8:37 am
    Wedding celebrations are all about relationships, and not just that between the bride and groom. My take is that it’s largely about relationships between parents and children. Whether the children are young or older, it doesn’t matter. There’s the bride and groom perhaps with their children. There’s the parents of the bride and groom with their children (the bride and groom). The grandparents with their children (the bride and groom’s parents), and children’s children (the bride and groom). Any way you turn, the wedding story features the relationships of…
  • These Engagement Portraits Look Like Models From VOGUE Magazine, But…

    G.E. Masana
    13 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    …These are portraits of everyday engaged couples, not models. Announcing a Portrait Session Giveaway for couples who’d love to have an artistic portrait truly capturing their feelings – not cookie-cutter poses – looking like it came out of a magazine, even if they’re not models. Photographers, as a rule, usually make people assume unnatural and stiff poses. They have people “play act” for the camera. That results in forced smiles and stereotypical pictures. So the question is: Do you want ordinary pictures – or extraordinary ones? Here’s…
  • Best Wedding Photographers in NYC

    G.E. Masana
    4 May 2015 | 8:38 am
    The Best Wedding Photographers in NYC have all gotten to where they are, I believe, not merely from talent and skill, but lots and lots of dedication to their specific vision. And that, my friends, involves much thought. Thought given to the how and why of making one photographer’s wedding photography vision different and more compelling than another’s – for the ultimate benefit of the bride and groom. So what is it that makes one photographer more compelling than another? It may be in their ability to reach beyond the status quo with their wedding photos and deliver on…
  • Wedding Photo of the Week #30 | New York City Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:38 am
    While photographing this wedding at the Glen Island Harbour Club, which is a waterfront wedding banquet facility in Westchester, New York, we had an angle of sun that lent the right lighting for this groom’s chiseled features. Lighting and composition provide the visual appeal of photography. Yet it’s the bride’s sense of sheer comfort we see in her face as she’s embraced in her husband’s arms that I think brings to this image its emotional appeal. Without emotions, a wedding photo only shows us the thing we’re looking at. The post Wedding Photo of the Week…
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    Mike Walker Photography

  • Spring in the Smokies

    Mike Walker
    8 May 2015 | 7:52 am
    Springtime in the Smokies is always a great time to photograph. During the recent JKPW workshop, we had perfect conditions. The streams were flowing, the green color of the trees was brilliant and the temperatures were pleasant. Even on top of Clingman’s Dome, the winds were still for a wonderful sunrise. This year we photographed Sparks Lane, in the Cades Cove area, from the opposite direction as seen in most photographs of this well known road. It is just as nice in both directions.
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    Asian Wedding Photographer

  • Preview: Muslim Wedding Hever Castle Kent

    Jay Hoque
    15 May 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Preview: Muslim Wedding Hever Castle Kent I think it’s time to break the silence and image drought. As you’ll notice from the archives, it’s been... The post Preview: Muslim Wedding Hever Castle Kent appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | Asian Wedding Photographer London. Written by Jay Hoque.
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (2013)

    Jay Hoque
    25 Dec 2013 | 10:32 am
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Wow, it’s the end of 2013 already?! Whether you celebrate or not, we want to wish you a... The post Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (2013) appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | Asian Wedding Photographer London. Written by Jay Hoque.
  • Sikh Pre Wedding Ceremonies Kent – Rennu and Mike

    Jay Hoque
    19 Mar 2013 | 10:30 am
    Sikh Pre Wedding Ceremonies Kent – Rennu and Mike Wow! How time flies. It’s been exactly four months since we blogged any work. So, to... The post Sikh Pre Wedding Ceremonies Kent – Rennu and Mike appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | Asian Wedding Photographer London. Written by Jay Hoque.
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (2012)

    Jay Hoque
    23 Dec 2012 | 8:07 am
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Well, I was supposed to write a blog post about how 2012 has been, but being ill for... The post Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (2012) appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | Asian Wedding Photographer London. Written by Jay Hoque.
  • Wedding Reception – Cavendish Banqueting – Shanaz and Atiq

    Jay Hoque
    19 Nov 2012 | 10:44 am
    Wedding Reception – Cavendish Banqueting Colindale – Shanaz and Atiq This is likely to be the last post of the year, so I thought Shanaz... The post Wedding Reception – Cavendish Banqueting – Shanaz and Atiq appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | Asian Wedding Photographer London. Written by Jay Hoque.
 
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  • Understanding DLSR Exposure in Just 10-Minutes

    Dave
    18 May 2015 | 8:05 pm
    If you’re a new photographer, you’ve probably felt the urge to flip the switch from Auto over to Manual mode just to see what happens. If you’re like me, then you probably felt a wave of confusion, and any photo attempts probably came out too bright, too dark, or even shaky. You may have even fiddled around with the dials to no avail as I did. After a few horrendous shots, I switched mine right back to my comfort zone in auto mode, determined to make the best of it and learn manual “another time.” So, Why Bother With Manual? Contrary to what many professionals…
  • The Top 5 New Features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC 2015

    Dave
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Adobe just announced the release of Lightroom CC 2015, and photographers around the globe are celebrating like kids on Christmas morning! If you’re like me, you likely find yourself doing more in Lightroom and less with Photoshop. That’s about to become even more so the case. Lightroom has come a long way over the years, but today’s release brings with it some game-changing features for photographers. Our good friend Serge Ramelli has put together this video (complete with his signature charisma!) to demonstrate the top 5 new features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC 2015.
  • Finding Your Vision

    Dave
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:41 am
    Do you ever struggle with the composition of your photographs? Are you striving to create photographs that aren’t just good, or even great – but truly remarkable images? Do you sometimes feel that your vision and your results just aren’t quite lining up? If you’re one of the many photographers who share these challenges, then we’ve got a pretty awesome announcement for you. PhotographyBB is excited to announce the release of a brand new tool to help you make the best photographs you’ve ever made. It’s our second Rapid Learning eBook – and…
  • BOKEH: Creating With Shallow Depths

    Dave
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:15 am
    BOKEH: Creating with Shallow Depths inspires photographers to think beyond the confines of a deep depth of field. Landscape photography enthusiasts of all levels will learn how to widen their aperture to see the environment as light and shapes, and to create abstract ethereal images that have deeper meaning and interpretation. A shallow depth of field can completely transform a landscape, manipulating an environment that usually can not be changed or controlled. You can create a complex or simple photograph by changing your depth, and this extensive 122-page guide will show you exactly how.
  • CLARITY Volume Five Now Available!

    Dave
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:15 am
    DOWNLOAD CLARITY Vol. 5 Volume Five is our biggest release yet, including over 30 minutes of video content! In this edition we explore portrait lighting patterns using both flash and natural lighting, the role of the digital darkroom with respect to lighting decisions, and how to make amazing winter photographs while keeping your gear safe. We also have a compelling piece on one photographer’s transition from digital to film and how it can ignite an even deeper passion for the craft. Readers will also learn post-processing techniques in Lightroom for sharpening and noise reduction, and…
 
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    Light Stalking

  • Review: Rhino EVO Slider And Motion Control

    Tiffany Mueller
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Needless to say, I was pretty pumped to hear Rhino was releasing a motorized slider system and asked us over at Lightstalking to test it out and share our honest opinions about our experience with it. I wasn’t sure what to all expect in the beta model they agreed to send over, as their Kickstarter shows an assortment of different options. What I ended up receiving was the 24″ Rhino Slider EVO Carbon (4 lbs w/15lb load capacity) and the motion controller. There was also an user manual, which, refreshingly, was almost unnecessary as the setup and operation is incredibly obvious.
  • The 5 Keys to Doing Large Photography Projects

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Not long ago, a few friends of mine and I started a small video production in order to try out the success of this business in our country. We needed to make two videos about fitness and bodybuilding, giving it an artistic touch. So we planned and executed the job in one day (18 hours of work), but it required lots of planning in order for everything to go smoothly. Having done that, and having participated in a few other projects of larger magnitude, I can say that large projects (which demand a lot of man-hours and individual participants) often require that more than one product…
  • Lighthouse Photography: Inspiring Images of The Navigators, Guardians and Greeters

    Sheen Watkins
    26 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Lighthouses are a beacon for their role in history. Their many stories inspired painters, writers and photographers who want to share their beauty, mystique and history. They have served as navigational aids for centuries. Lighthouses marked treacherous coastlines, provided safe entries into harbors and sent warnings out to sea. Initial lighthouses were fires built on hilltops, followed by platforms. Lighting sources were wood, coal, and later oils, kerosene followed by acetylene gas. Lenses were used to direct the light source across the distance. The first Fresnel lens used in a lighthouse…
  • These Photography Links Will Keep You Busy for a Long Time

    Toad Hollow Photography
    25 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    This weeks collection of links was carefully curated by Toad Hollow Photography to share some of the best features in the world of photography found online this week.  This weeks edition features a terrific set of tutorials, special features, great photography and an interesting blog post to check out.  We really hope you enjoy these links as much as the Toad did himself in bringing this list to you. Flaming petals in the soft morning light by Swallowtail Garden Seeds, on Flickr TUTORIALS What is Reciprocal Rule in Photography? – this article covers a basic principle that greatly…
  • 5 Simple Tips for Photographing Tattooed Models

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    24 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photographing models who have tattoos is a bit different from photographing models with natural skin, since the pigment in the tattoo itself is different from skin, so a different setup and approach are required in order to accurately capture tattoos. The differences are usually identified in the small details, and in the way the light shines on the skin.  First off, you should be familiar with a very basic rule: you must treat the tattoo as an integral part of the person – as if it were a birthmark. Tattoos are just there, they’re not going away, and they are a part of an…
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    Nicolesy

  • Improve Your Landscape Photographs with These Ten Tips

    Nicole S. Young
    20 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Landscape photography is a huge passion for many photographers, myself included. The enjoyment I get when photographing landscapes stems from the desire to be in a beautiful location, and also to come home with an image that I would gladly hang on my wall. There is definitely an art to photographing landscapes, so here are some tips I put together for both new and experienced photographers to help improve the quality of your landscape images. Be patient Sometimes the “perfect” moment to photograph a scene is a few minutes (or hours) away. The light will change and move…
  • Don’t Stop

    Nicole S. Young
    12 May 2015 | 3:01 pm
    This is my friend, Brian Bonham, braving the waterfall at Emerald Falls. For the past three months my husband and I have been making strides to improve our health. We’re eating better and exercising regularly, intent on losing weight and becoming stronger. So far, we have both seen success, and we’re still going strong. My husband, for example, has lost nearly 30 pounds! He’s doing such a wonderful job and I am so proud of him. Yet, even though we are both putting equal effort and discipline into this endeavor, my results pale in comparison. In 10 weeks I have lost…
  • New eBook Release: Light Stories II

    Nicole S. Young
    11 May 2015 | 10:18 am
    Enter your email below to download "Light Stories II" for FREE: EmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. I’m super excited to announce the release of my newest project, Light Stories II! In 2012 I self-published my very first eBook, Light Stories. My goal in writing that book was to teach myself the art of self-publishing, including how to do basic design and layout in order to create a beautiful publication. Since then I have self-published four other eBooks, and my career as an educator and entrepreneur has grown exponentially. Putting…
  • The Return to Gorton Creek

    Nicole S. Young
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Buy a print of this image This past weekend I went to Gorton Creek with an awesome group of photographer friends. Nick Wrzesinski, the amazing bearded man from SmugMug, was in town, so we treated him to an exceptional outing of moss, waterfalls, and some pretty decent (and death-defying) hiking. Ok, so maybe it wasn’t death-defying, but hiking up the side of a waterfall sure isn’t a walk in the park. Gorton Creek is one of those locations that I could visit over and over again. In fact, this trip was my third or fourth time here in the last six months. There is a gorgeous…
  • How to Easily Manage HDR Files in Lightroom CC

    Nicole S. Young
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    If you are a Lightroom user, you probably are aware that Lightroom has recently been updated (Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6). One of the standout features in this new version is the ability to merge HDR images inside of Lightroom, without having to use Photoshop or another HDR processing app. I photograph a lot of landscapes, and have plenty of bracketed series that have never been touched. Photographing hundreds of images on any given outing typically means that one or two are shared, and the rest end up collecting virtual dust inside of Lightroom. However, with the new Lightroom HDR Merge…
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    Eva Photo Studio

  • Villa Adriana Tampa weddings| Tampa wedding vendors | Tampa wedding photographer

    EPS
    25 May 2015 | 5:54 am
    Beautiful bridal event held at the gorgeous Villa Adriana estate in Tampa, Florida. Villa Adriana makes a wonderful location for any wedding. The mansion itself is very elegant and allows for some very dramatic and beautiful photo opportunities. The pool and expansive grounds overlook an amazing lake view which again makes for very beautiful backdrops to the wedding ceremony or formals. For weddings you can put up a tent next to the house for your reception. The amazing tent on this day was magically lit up in a variety of changing colors after the sunset which looked amazing. The tent was…
  • Ever After Estate wedding|Clermont wedding |Orlando wedding photographer

    EPS
    18 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    The post Ever After Estate wedding|Clermont wedding |Orlando wedding photographer appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
  • Tampa newborn photographer|8 days old baby girl|Newborn session in studio|

    EPS
    14 May 2015 | 3:52 am
    The post Tampa newborn photographer|8 days old baby girl|Newborn session in studio| appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
  • Karnes Stables wedding | Tampa wedding photographers

    EPS
    13 May 2015 | 7:04 pm
    Beautiful wedding at the Karnes Stables in Odessa, Florida. As experienced Tampa wedding photographers, we regularly photograph lots of great locations. We love Karnes Stables weddings because there are lots of great photo opportunities there! Also, the staff is incredibly helpful and nice. Check out the images below to see what a beautiful wedding this was and what a great location this is. The post Karnes Stables wedding | Tampa wedding photographers appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
  • Honeymoon Island Bridal Session | Sarasota wedding photographer

    EPS
    12 May 2015 | 4:37 pm
    The post Honeymoon Island Bridal Session | Sarasota wedding photographer appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
 
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    Digital Photography - Photography Tips, Advice & Camera Reviews | Digital Photographer Magazine

  • Panasonic LUMIX G7 hands-on first look

    amysquibb
    22 May 2015 | 7:09 am
    The Panasonic LUMIX G7 is a versatile camera Following up from the LUMIX G6 launch just over two years ago, Panasonic has announced its successor the LUMIX G7, a mid-range, 16MP CSC aimed at enthusiasts. It sits below the GH4 in the line-up, but just like this model, the focus is very much on 4K. The three 4K shooting modes each have their own benefits, but the S/S mode is useful for longer periods of shooting 4K functionality Using the 4K mode you can shoot at 30fps, but file sizes drop to 8MP (a perfectly usable value for smaller prints and web use). Stills can be extracted from these video…
  • 7 Tips for Light Painting

    Matt Bennett
    21 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Light Painting Tip 1: Plan your trips beforehand. Ideally visit sites in daylight to get a good sense about not only the subject matter but also the sort of safety issues and other challenges a particular landscape may throw up at you, once it gets dark. Tip 2: Keep it simple. Apart from basic necessities such as water, clothing, food etc I carry just one camera, one zoom lens (24-70mm) one medium weight tripod, and a small bag of torches. The more you carry into the bush at night the more things you will drop, break, lose or fall over. Tip 3: Think About Stray Light. Always be aware of stray…
  • Let Lastolite take care of your photographic needs over the wedding season

    Philippa Grafton
    20 May 2015 | 6:59 am
    Wedding season is upon us and to take on something as big and complicated as a wedding you need to be properly geared up. Having the right equipment is vital to achieving well-composed and well-lit images that portray people at their best. Lastolite can provide you with everything needed to make sure that you get the best pictures and memories of the day. A reflector is a must-have accessory – if the sun is behind your subject than a well-placed reflector can prove to be more effective than a flashgun. Reflectors can also be very controllable light sources. Replacing the need for a…
  • Hand colouring effect in Photoshop

    Matt Bennett
    19 May 2015 | 6:52 am
    Before After Step 1 Click on the ‘Create a new layer’ button at the bottom of the Layers palette to create a blank layer above your main image. Double-click the colour swatches at the bottom of the Tools palette and from the Color Picker dialogue box select a suitable skin tone. Step 1 Step 2 Change the blending mode of Layer 1 to Color. Press ‘B’ on the keyboard to activate the brush tool and ‘paint’ over the areas of the image that you want to add colour to. You will probably want to lower the opacity of the layer to about approximately 40-60%. Step 2…
  • Panasonic announces the new LUMIX DMC-G7

    Matt Bennett
    18 May 2015 | 7:27 am
    Panasonic’s New LUMIX DMC-G7 Panasonic has announced details of the new 16-megapixel LUMIX DMC-G7 camera. The DMC-G7 boasts high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3840×2160 at 25p (50Hz) or 24p in MP4 in addition to full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 at 50p (50 Hz) videos in AVCHD Progressive or MP4 (MPEG-4 / H.264) format with practical full-time AF. A 4K photo function enables you to extract a 8-megapixel still frame from your videos. Three discrete 4K capture modes are available: 4K Burst Shooting mode enables 29 minutes and 59 seconds of continuous shooting at 30fps, which can be used as a photo…
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    Photography Concentrate

  • New Guide: Smartphone Photography 101!

    Rob Lim
    15 May 2015 | 3:05 pm
    A new guide hits the site today! Smartphone Photography 101! Smartphones have become a ubiquitous presence in our lives and have completely transformed photography. It’s now easier than ever to capture your life and immediately share it with the world through your smartphone. If you’re interested in taking better photos with your phone, this humongous guide is the perfect place to start. Here’s a quick overview of what’s covered: Why You Need to Be Shooting with Your Phone Choosing a Phone Getting Started Smartphone Photography Tips Editing On A Smartphone Sharing Your…
  • 6 Features That Should Have Been In Lightroom 6 (But Aren’t)

    Rob Lim
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    Lightroom 6 (aka Lightroom CC) was just announced (click here to find out what’s new!). I’ve been eagerly waiting for this release – pretty much from the moment Lightroom 5 was announced. And I have to be honest: I’m disappointed. Here’s what’s up. From where I stand, it seems like significant development on Lightroom has stalled. Lightroom 6 is a fairly incremental update from Lightroom 5. Yes, there are some new features (like HDR, pano merge, GPU performance boost, facial recognition, etc.), but none of them are particularly innovative. Add to that the fact…
  • What You Need To Know About Lightroom 6 (aka Lightroom CC)

    Rob Lim
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:14 am
    Lightroom 6 (also called Lightroom CC) was just announced this morning (Tuesday April 21, 2015). It’s available as a standalone product (Lightroom 6), as well as a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud program (Lightroom CC). Here’s what you need to know about this latest version of Lightroom. New Features In Lightroom 6 1. HDR Merge Lightroom can now combine multiple photos taken at different exposures, to create a single High Dynamic Range (HDR) image. The resulting HDR image is saved as a DNG file which can still be edited just like the original raw files. Adobe claims this HDR merge…
  • How To Take Your Own Family Portraits

    Rob Lim
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    There are times when it’s really handy to take a group self-portrait, and with a few simple tips, it’s easy to do too! Over the years we’ve done quite a few self-portrait sessions, when we travel or for things like holiday cards. We even photographed our own wedding! (But that’s a story for another post…) Through it all we’ve learned how to get great results, and make the whole process easier and more fun. So in this post I’ll share how we went about taking some family self-portraits during a recent vacation to the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kauai, and some tips…
  • Last Copies of Our Fine Art Book

    Lauren Lim
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    We recently went digging into our closet to pull out some more copies of our fine art book – Lobster Island – to send out, and realized that we’re down to the final boxes! Holy smokes! It’s been a pretty amazing sight to see these go off into the mail, sharing our experience documenting lobster fishing in Prince Edward Island. It’s not something we ever thought we’d actually witness – a book of our own, being shared with others. And to say it’s been a rewarding journey is to put it mildly! And now that we’re down to the last copies, we wanted to…
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    Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師

  • The Good Day, Bad Day, Every Day Streets of Tavepong Pratoomwong

    IPA
    26 May 2015 | 12:17 am
    A best of selection of photographs from rising Thai Street Photography talent Tavepong Pratoomwong.Related Posts:IPA partners EyeEm Awards 2014. Submit your Entries by 1st…BANGKOK Street Photography, by IPA Workshop August 2012Of Winds & Whispers: Street Photography from the IPA…Showcase: Street Photo Thailand CollectiveBangkok Unposed & Unveiled(Visited 547 times, 547 visits today)
  • Call For Applications: Scholarship Grant – IPA Mentorship Program JULY 2015

    IPA
    25 May 2015 | 8:48 am
    We are offering 1 Scholarship Grant for the JULY 2015 Edition of the IPA Mentorship Program. APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, 12TH JUNE 2015. Related Posts:Call For Applications: Scholarship Grant – IPA Mentorship…IPA Mentorship Program September: Scholarship Grant – CallIPA Mentorship ProgramIPA Mentorship Program July: Scholarship Grant – Call For…IPA Mentorship Program: Scholarship Grant – Call For…(Visited 151 times, 151 visits today)
  • “Don’t call me a legendary photographer.” An interview with Eric Peris

    Yen Nie Yong
    16 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    Eric is what many consider to be a godfather in Malaysian photography, and has sat on the regional selection panel of the Joop Swart Masterclass by the World Press Photo since 1995. Related Posts:Invisible Interview: Raghu Rai, India – Part 2Sebastião Salgado : The Power and Privilege of PhotographyPhotographing GriefInvisible Interview: Raghu Rai, India – Part 3Kosuke Okahara: A Photographer Comes Full Circle(Visited 1,210 times, 349 visits today)
  • Experimental Analog Photography from the IPA Workshop

    IPA
    11 May 2015 | 6:52 pm
    A selection of multiple exposure photographs from the IPA Experimental Analog Photo Workshop with Maika Elan held on 9th – 10th May 2015.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Street Photography Hong Kong, by IPA Workshop…Join us for IPA PHOTO CAMP HANOI, Vietnam | 16th – 19th…Photo Essay: Presence of Absence, by Shahria SharminStreet Photography Asia, by IPA Workshop Participants July…Yangon Haiku: Street Photography from the IPA Myanmar…(Visited 458 times, 54 visits today)
  • Caleb Ming, Plot

    IPA
    10 May 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Plot is a documentary project about land spaces in Singapore. It is a photographic record of plots of open land that remain untouched in the republic.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Work In Progress – Dhaka, by Suvra Kanti DasPhoto Essay: SS24 Departed: A Year On, by Darren SohTwentyFifteen 06/20: Singapore 1925 – 2025 by Robert Zhao…Photo Essay: Home Store-ies: The Other Room, by Zinkie AwPhoto Essay: China’s Rat Tribe, by Sim Chi Yin(Visited 496 times, 39 visits today)
 
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  • Sinew and Wood

    James Lee
    17 May 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Typically when I take a photo at a museum, I’ll also take a shot of the placard describing the exhibit. Not so for this ten-stringed instrument… but I love the intricate woodwork, so I decided to share it anyways.   Sinew and Wood is brought to you by j.ronald.lee - photography / journal
  • Happy Halloween, 2014

    James Lee
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:19 pm
      For the second year in a row, I took pictures at this year’s Halloween party for the kids of my coworkers. For the second year in a row, I’ve been graciously allowed to share some of those photos with you. Here’s a little strawberry. So cute!   Part of what makes the day a success is we have lots of activities for the kids. This year, that included balloons, crafts, a small petting zoo, and as modeled here, Halloween themed tattoos:   It’s a lot of fun for me, and most of the kids seemed to enjoy it, too. They get to show off their costumes, meet their…
  • New Mexico Road

    James Lee
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    I have posted other photos from New Mexico, as I have family there and find my way there more than anywhere else I travel. This was from a trip to the Land of Enchantment in March, and I went for a six mile run outside of Taos. As you can see, I pretty much had the road to myself. The best camera in the world is the one you have with you, and this day was no exception. My Nikon was back at the lodge, and my iPhone was with me. I’m glad I had it, as I really like this shot. New Mexico Road is brought to you by j.ronald.lee - photography / journal
  • Cocoons

    James Lee
    22 Jun 2014 | 4:32 pm
    There was a recent Radiolab podcast called Black Box that talked about cocoons – worth a listen if you’re interested in learning some really cool stuff about this transformation. Very cool stuff. These cocoons live at the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Cocoons is brought to you by j.ronald.lee - photography / journal
  • Went for a run

    James Lee
    11 May 2014 | 4:42 am
    I typically keep running related blog posts on my running blog, but I do also take pictures while I’m running from time to time. Pull out the phone and snap away, essentially. This one shows a pretty significant milestone for me. That covered bridge at the end of the road, just about a tenth of a mile up, is the finish line of the 2014 Boston Marathon. 26.1 miles down, 0.1 to go. I have a LOT more photos here if you’d like to see more from that day. So why am I sharing it here? Because this site used to be a much bigger focus in my life. As I’ve become a runner, any regular…
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  • Memorial Day

    Richard Davis
    25 May 2015 | 4:00 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.US Flag on the Port Bolivar Ferry What is Memorial Day? Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor all members of the US military that have died in service. Not hailing from the US, I have to say I was initially confused about the meaning of Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day. In England, where I grew up, we recognized (celebrated is the wrong word) Armistice/Remembrance Day, long since relegated from November 11th to the…
  • Still at Badwater

    Richard Davis
    24 May 2015 | 4:00 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.Dawn at Badwater, Death Valley Dawn at Badwater A few wisps of cloud hung in the air to the North but to the South there was zip, nada, nothing; just a clear, blue, cloudless sky. Sunrise on the valley floor was approaching, heralded by the golden glow slowly creeping down the side of Telescope Peak and the Panamint Range off to my right. This pre-sunrise hour was silent but for the crunch of the salt underfoot and the…
  • Badwater at Dawn

    Richard Davis
    4 May 2015 | 4:00 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.Salt Polygons at Badwater Basin, Death Valley Badwater. The name says all you need to know about the place, Badwater. According to the GPS on this image, the elevation here is -275.6 feet. That’s 275 feet below sea level! The lowest point in North America is about 10 miles behind my right shoulder, a whole 6.4 feet lower still. Being the lowest point, any water that does fall in this part of the desert runs into Death…
  • Better Black and White Photos with Topaz

    Richard Davis
    15 Mar 2015 | 4:00 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.Yamaha with Vance&Hines Silencer, Topaz Black and White Effects This is a short article on better black and white photos with Topaz Black and White Effects. Why Black and White? We live in a world of color so why black and white photos? Perhaps it’s because the older among us grew up with them in the newspapers and with black and white TVs. Maybe it’s because so many images are color these days that black and…
  • Lady Be Good – Day 8, April 12, 1943

    Richard Davis
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:00 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.This is the last in my series of posts on the story of the Lady Be Good. Toner’s Diary: MONDAY, April 12, 1943 No help yet, very (unreadable) cold nite. Ripslinger’s Diary: MONDAY, April 12, 1943 No entry made. Monday April 12 was the last day that Toner made an entry in his diary and it was a single sentence. According to Walker, Toner’s diary was found in the pocket of a rolled up set of flight coveralls.
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  • Weekly Post: TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    26 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    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, May 26, 2015TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #40TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #40:  As we paddled around the rocky promontory and…
  • Weekly Post: THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    25 May 2015 | 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, May 25, 2015THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS #138HUDSON RIVER #138:   In many places at this point in our journey, #MetroNorth rail tracks along the eastern shore of the #HudsonRiver are…
  • Weekly Post: CHINA Travels Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    22 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Traveling in CHINA Since 1985 by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. Earthwatch was one organization that allowed foreigners to visit China without going through too much red-tape. These photographs are a first glimpse into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. Friday, May 22,…
  • Weekly Post: SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    22 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Friday, May 22, 2015SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #65SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient #65…
  • Robert Glenn Ketchum introduces 'Mandalac Gardens' Series at Venice Art Walk

    LittleBearProd
    5 May 2015 | 11:44 am
    from the series:  MANDALAC GARDENS"Tequila Sunrise"  2015Photographic image, dyes embedded in aluminum sheet, then external shape is cut with a laser-router. Hang as is, no frame.  24" x 24" suggested auction value: $2,000It is May, and once again time to support the Venice Family Clinic through the ArtWalk. On Sunday the 17th, please come and join the fun, food, and fabulous display of art at the Google offices in Venice, California. I always create a unique piece for this event, and this year "Tequila Sunrise" is a sneak preview of my new work, MANDALAC GARDENS, that will be…
 
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  • Stand Development Darkroom Guide

    23 May 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Stand Developing is a film developing process that involves placing film in a tank of highly diluted developer and letting it “stand” for long periods of time with little or no agitation. Traditionally, stand development was done with glycin based developers and the negative was laid flat in a developing tray. Over the years, other methods have emerged, adapting the technique to roll film types. This video is sponsored by Lynda.com - for a free 10 day trial of unlimited access, visit http://lynda.com/aop
  • Richard Pousette-Dart and Saul Leiter

    18 May 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Richard Pousette-Dart was an American artist who worked in different mediums including painting, sculpture and photography. He was part of the New York school of Abstract Expressionism the late 1940’s. Saul Leiter became close friends with Richard and his wife Evelyn and they became very close on a personal and artistic level. As Saul was initially a painter with an interest in photography, Pousette-Dart offered to lend Saul a Leica which he accepted. It was through the encouragement of Richard and W. Eugene Smith that Saul went on to develop his talents as a photographer. Book:…
  • Should I Get A Degree In Photography?

    16 May 2015 | 7:33 pm
    How important is a photography degree from a university? This question comes up quite frequently and is certainly controversial these days. The decision to pursue a college degree is very serious. Its a major life commitment, a time commitment and a serious financial commitment. You will have to decide what the right thing is for you. You need to think it through and do some soul searching to figure this out. But since you've asked, I will weigh in with my personal thoughts and advice.
  • Introducing Contrast

    14 May 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Contrast is a new project that I'm going to be introducing to the show in the next few weeks. Its going to be an online magazine website that features up and coming photographers that are doing some amazing work. Stay tuned over the next week as we'll start putting all of this together. Contrast will be powered by Squarespace and a special thanks to them for their support. For a free trail visit http://squarespace.com and for 10% off your first order, use offer code AOP
  • Color Photographs From 1907 :: Autochrome and Pictorialism

    9 May 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Autochrome Lumière was one of the first commercially available color processes. There were earlier processes, but Autochrome was very refined and "realistic" for the technology at the time. Using grains made of potato starch, these grains produced a 3 color space of Orange, Green and Violet to reproduce color. In the early years, Pictorialists embraced Autochrome and were fascinated by its results. But quickly, pictorialists rejected it because of its mechanica, "pre-made"l process and lack of hand control over the chemicals and techniques involved. Autochrome was produced until the 1940's,…
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  • Will the Big Meh Lead to an Artistic Renaissance?

    Allen Murabayashi
    27 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    On the Op/Ed pages of The New York Times, Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman described “The Big Meh” – the productivity paradox whereby the incredible technological development of the Information Age has yielded only modest economic results. Entrepreneur Peter Thiel famously complained, “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” Therein lies the rub. You can only move data so quickly before the economic benefit becomes dubious at best (think high frequency traders). More social networks, more Wikipedia pages, more efficient ride hailing –…
  • Richard Prince is a Jerk

    Allen Murabayashi
    26 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    There are many people who have studied and understand the art world better than me. But there is one thing that I’m sure of: Richard Prince is a jerk. I say this for two reasons. First, I haven’t read anything that suggests he has the self-awareness and intellectual rigor that is bestowed upon him by fawning critics. The pro-Prince camp suggests that he is purposely stretching the concepts of intellectual property ownership, but I counter that he is intellectually lazy. (And even if he had the mental prowess of Socrates, it would make his “art” all the more…
  • New Member Shout Outs: May Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    21 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    One of our favorite things is seeing new PhotoShelter members set up their sites quickly and upload their fantastic work. This month we’ve already stumbled upon four new members who are utilizing our sites to showcase their varying styles – from safaris, to engagement sessions in Cheshire, UK – we get to see it all. Take a peek below at how these new members are displaying their portfolios with us. Lulu & Duck Photography Lulu & Duck’s Sonnet homepage Name/Site: Lulu & Duck Photography PhotoShelter template: Sonnet Member since: May 5, 2015…
  • Directing Video – The Photographer’s Perspective

    Sarah Jacobs
    20 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    Michael Grecco fell in love with photography as a kid during summer camp. Like most analog photographers, he was enthralled by the magic of watching a print develop in a tray in the dark. He began pouring over the Time Life photography books from his local library, and discovering and studying his heros, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and Bruce Davidson. Later, he decided to switch gears and go to film school, “I figured I couldn’t learn any more about photography, how silly of me! Instead I would learn about moving images,” he tells us. This was a completely new experience where Michael…
  • Did Photography Change Your Life? Let it Change the Lives of Others.

    Allen Murabayashi
    19 May 2015 | 10:52 am
    For many photographers, there is a seminal moment in their past when photography captured their imagination. I had a 110 film camera when I was very young, but for me things changed when a neighbor gathered a few kids together on a Saturday morning and showed us how to use a light meter and a SLR camera. The love affair was, well, instant. My trusty Olympus OM-4 in 7th grade. I immediately understood that my Instamatic camera was barely scratching the surface of what photography was and could be. Suddenly, I was exposed to apertures, shutter speeds, ISO and the mathematical connections…
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  • baby sitting

    djn1@chromasia.com
    9 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    When Tiggy (5) and Tabby (8) asked Rhowan to look after their "babies" I suspect they hoped she'd take the job a bit more seriously :-) capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 5.15pm on 9/5/15 Fujifilm X-T1 FF 58 + KIPON Baveyes 0.7x optic reducer 58mm f/1.5 (or thereabouts) 1/10500 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 yes RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none minor + rotation
  • Masirah Island 2015 #12

    djn1@chromasia.com
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    I'm not entirely sure what this is but we found it on one of the beaches on Masirah Island. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 1.30pm on 15/3/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR 16mm f/11 1/300 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 yes RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none minor
  • Masirah Island 2015 #11

    djn1@chromasia.com
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Here's another shot from Masirah Island (Oman), taken on a kite surfing beach towards the south of the island. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 11.23am on 15/3/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR 140mm f/4.0 1/2900 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 no RAW Camera RAW Photoshop CC (2014) none no
  • Masirah Island 2015 #10

    djn1@chromasia.com
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:47 am
    Here's another shot from my recent trip to Masirah Island, an abandoned structure on one of its many quiet beaches. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 12.42pm on 15/3/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 10.0mm f/16.0 1/210 aperture priority +0.3 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none minor
  • I will play with soil!

    djn1@chromasia.com
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    I still have a few shots from Dubai and Oman to post but thought I'd put this one up first. It's an old image, shot in 2009, and features Tabby, our youngest but one daughter. It was taken when we were still living in Bulgaria, just after she discovered the ash pile from our wood stove. This wasn't the last time she decided to play in it, but it was one of the better photographs of the resulting mess. I have no idea why I haven't posted it before - there must have been something I didn't like about it - but I couldn't come up with any good reason not to post it now.
 
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  • Court Rules Against Canon in Patent Infringement Fight

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    Canon lost the battle of Patent infringement against Intellectual Ventures, the Intellectual Ventures claimed that these two sensors [“Method of making a semiconductor image sensor” and US6,023,081 “Semiconductor image sensor.“] used by Canon are developed by them. By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Sue L. Robinson in Intellectual Ventures I, LLC, et al. v. Canon Continue reading Court Rules Against Canon in Patent Infringement FightRelated Posts:Polaroid iM1836 Killed by NikonCanon and Microsoft Patent Cross-Licensing AgreementNikon Patent – Nikon…
  • Tamron Patent – 85mm F1.8 Lens for Sony FF E-Mount Camera

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 3:05 am
    According to the Latest patent surfaced over the web Tamron is working on 85mm Fullfram F1.8 lens made for Sony fullframe E-mount camera, the recently announced zeiss bastis for Sony E-Mount FF also features same focal length and aperture, we do hope that it will give strong competition to batis and Tamron will also announce Continue reading Tamron Patent – 85mm F1.8 Lens for Sony FF E-Mount CameraRelated Posts:Tamron Working on a FF Mirrorless Lens with Image…Tamron 50mm F1.8 Lens PatentTamron patent 15-50mm F1.4 LensTamron 300mm F2.8 Lens Patent for Full-Frame…
  • Leica to announce new product in June 2015

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 11:58 pm
    A Leica without red logo Leica is rumored to announce new products in June 2015, at this moment we don’t have information about the name or specification of the camera, but we will update you soon as we get any new information. Stay with us on Facebook to get latest updates about Leica Rumors and Product Continue reading Leica to announce new product in June 2015Related Posts:Leica X TYP 113 Camera Coming on 2014Leica M MONOCHROM Typ 246 Coming SoonLeica M Monochrome Typ246 Coming on May 1, 2015Leica S2 Successor Leica S ComingLeica T type 701 Leaked Image and Major Specification
  • Sony A7s vs Nikon DF – HIGH ISO TEST IMAGE

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Sony A7s and Nikon DF High ISO test images are now available, we have compared these two camera side by side starting from ISO 12800, we can clearly see that at ISO 12800 both the camera showing excellent level of details without any significant amount of noise. At ISO 25600 Sony A7s image has more details and Continue reading Sony A7s vs Nikon DF – HIGH ISO TEST IMAGERelated Posts:Nikon D610 vs 5D Mark III, Nikon D800 and Sony A7 High ISO…Sony A7s HIGH ISO TEST with Canon 1DXNikon DF High ISO TestSony A77 II High ISO TEST – Red Tint ProblemHigh ISO TEST – Sony A77 II…
  • Sony A6100 is Weather Sealed [Rumor]

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 5:23 am
    According to the recent rumors surfaced at sonyalpharumor.com[link here],  the upcoming Sony A6100 camera has weather sealed body, the camera features fast Hybrid AF system, even faster than the current A6000 camera, the other most important part is the upcoming is more expensive compared the current A6100. We have already published the rumored specification April 11th, Continue reading Sony A6100 is Weather Sealed [Rumor]Related Posts:Sony A6100 Doesn’t Have 4k Recording ?Sony A6100 Coming in Mid, June 2015Sony A7000 / A6100 Rumored Specification [Update]Sony A9 Specification…
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  • Frame My Proudest Moment Contest 2015

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Submit a photo of a Proud Moment showcasing the emotion behind that memorable moment along with a description. Some examples of a Proud Moment might be a graduation, military, academic, personal or career achievement. Twelve Finalists will be selected by Church Hill Classics to compete in a 1-week public voting round. For more rules and […]
  • Nera di Verzasca Call for Entries

    abhishek
    25 May 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Both analogical (scanned from negative or slide) and digital images are allowed. Participants must own the original files. In order to confirm your registration you must enter a title and a short description for the group of photos. Eligibility: Open to all photographers, worldwide, 18+ Entry Fee: 20.00 Swiss Francs Theme: Open Prizes:  1st place  2’000 SWISS FRANCS […]
  • The Europol Law Enforcement Photography Competition

    abhishek
    25 May 2015 | 8:14 pm
    The annual Europol law enforcement photo competition is back, giving talented photographers the chance to showcase their outstanding images and win a trip to Holland! This international competition invites talented photographers to capture the essence of the challenging and rewarding work of law enforcement personnel. Police, border and customs guards, SWAT teams and more can […]
  • Embracing Our Differences Photography Award

    abhishek
    24 May 2015 | 7:06 pm
    once again the contest is back with a bang, the contest is open to all and free to enter, the theme of the contest is “enriching lives through diversity” Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and effect change around the world.  Embracing Our […]
  • ULI Northwest Photo Contest 2015

    abhishek
    24 May 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Participate in the ongoing photography contest, the contest is open to all and free to enter and the deadline of the contest is 8 July. As urban populations evolve, questions of access become critical to everyone. Mobility, affordability, technological bandwidth and natural resource capacity are just some of the main issues facing the public realm. […]
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  • Cake Smash Session in Sooke

    admin
    20 May 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Last weekend we shot a cake smash photo series in our studio for this cute one year old.  We spent about 45 minutes in total getting all the images that we needed to capture to remember this special day! We all had a lot of fun and the studio floors were a disaster after. Job well done! These are just a few of the images that the family received, here are some of our favourites.
  • Beautiful You – Business Profile Photos

    admin
    14 May 2015 | 8:32 pm
    I was contacted by a long time, internet only, friend. One who we’ve never met before but had conversed and worked with for nearly a decade. Even through she lives only an hour away, we’ve never actually been able to meet face to face, so when she contacted me to shoot some new profile photos for her, I was stoked to finally meet the elusive Tracy. I was a little bit nervous, not sure what to expect. I mean she was always really cool online and over the phone and she has seen my work for years, but it felt like a very different than normal job. We met at a discussed location in…
  • Maternity Photo of Woman in Black and White

    admin
    14 Mar 2015 | 2:55 pm
    A couple of nights ago a friend asked me to take a few pregnancy photos of her as her due date is poking its head around the corner. This is the 3rd baby for them and the 3rd time I’ve taken their photos. However this is the first time that I was able to use my new home studio and lights. We did a bunch of images, some all on white, some on grey and some with her 2 children, but this is the one that I was trying to achieve when I asked her if I could try something. I set up my small strip light and had her face it, about 4 feet in front of her and used about 1/4 power.  Aside from…
  • Genevieve and family photo session at Royal Roads

    admin
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:13 pm
    This photo session was booked quite some time ago and we’ve been talking back and forth about time, weather and high hopes that we were going to pull this off before Christmas. This time of year can be so unpredictable but the weather gods were on our side and we had a spectacular full family photo session at Royal Roads on their beautiful property. The sun was setting just behind the trees and the gardens were open. The nooks and crannies of the property are vast and there are tons of areas to explore and sit. Another awesome session done and clients very happy. Busting out the seams…
  • More Christmas mini studio sessions in Sooke

    admin
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Just a few more Christmas mini sessions that we’ve been shooting this past weekend in our new studio. We’re loving all the people we are getting and the results are really well received. Thank you all for booking with us. Seana, my wife, has been shooting these and has been really busy. I’ve been focusing on the outdoor sessions with clients, which we’ve been very busy with as well. To book your mini session, running from now until Dec. 24th, please email me at jason@vandervalk.ca
 
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  • Anime Central 2015 Photos

    Scott
    20 May 2015 | 4:59 pm
    I attended Anime Central 2015 on May 15th and 16th. I have a few general hallway style photos as well as quite a few from photoshoots. Photo links: Facebook Gallery Photography Banzai Gallery Here are a few highlight images from the convention: I tried to stay pretty mobile camera equipment wise as usual with conventions. I brought the Nikon D600, 50mm f1.8g, and two Yongnuo i-TTL flash with wireless triggers. … Continue reading →
  • Getting photos organized into date specific folders.

    Scott
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    It’s difficult dealing with a large number of photos. Over the years I have accumulated a lot and I’ve also deleted a lot. Though I’m sure not as much as some people, right now I have around 1.25TB. Before I go into more specific details about my personal quest to get things organized and backed up to some degree, I wanted to mention the main purpose of this article. To … Continue reading →
  • RedBull Battlegrounds Detroit 2014

    Scott
    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)

    Scott
    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.

    Scott
    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 →
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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • Lightroom : comment récupérer une photo sous-exposée

    Celine Manceron
    26 May 2015 | 12:39 am
    Quelque soit le mode où on est : Ouverture, Vitesse, ou manuel, il arrive souvent de réaliser des photos sous exposées ou surexposées. C’est peut être dû à votre appareil photo (cela peut arriver quand on est en mode ouverture ou vitesse), ou alors, que vos réglages sont tout simplement mal fait… Voilà pourquoi, il est conseillé de prérégler son appareil photo avant ou de penser à toujours le rerégler quand on change de lumière. Bref, avoir une photo surexposée ou sousexposée, ce n’est pas une catastrophe, loin de là. Si elle n’est pas complètement…
  • 5 techniques pour mettre à l’aise vos sujets et réussir vos portraits

    Guillaume Manceron
    20 May 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Dernièrement, nous avons eu l’occasion de vous poser plusieurs questions sur la photographie de portrait et vous avez été vraiment nombreux à avoir répondu aux questions. Céline et moi-même tenions à vous remercier et rendez-vous dans quelques semaines pour un mega surprise qui, on l’espère, va vous faire plaisir. Dans l’article d’aujourd’hui je vais vous donner 5 astuces pour être à l’aise et forcément mettre à l’aise vos modèles ou vos sujets et réaliser de beaux portraits :D. 1. Zen tu resteras avec toi même. Souvent, quand je…
  • Comment utiliser un filtre ND

    Celine Manceron
    18 May 2015 | 11:47 pm
    On a parlé dans un précédent article des différents articles, avec notamment les filtres polarisant, les filtres infrarouges et aussi des filtres ND. Aujourd’hui, c’est l’occasion de voir plus en détail ces derniers. Pour rappel, les filtres ND, sont des filtres gris, qui permettent obscurcir la photo, et donc d’augmenter le temps d’exposition de la photo. Cela permet donc de montrer du mouvement même en plein jour, de donner un effet laiteux à une cascade. Dans cette vidéo, je vous présente comment fixer le filtre, quelles étapes respecter pour…
  • Livre : les secrets du Cadrage Photo

    Celine Manceron
    15 May 2015 | 12:50 am
    Eyrolles propose un nouveau livre dans sa collection « les secrets de ». Cette fois, le livre concerne le cadrage photo et plus particulièrement le paysage, le portrait et le reportage. Concernant le livre, j’aime beaucoup ce format : en couleur, sur papier glacé, un peu plus grand que du A5. Les photos ont beaucoup de place à l’intérieur et l’auteur en propose beaucoup en exemple, cela tombe bien. On trouve 4 grandes parties dans le livre consacrée au cadrage : Construire une photo La composition : règles et repères En pratique Images expliquées. Pas de chapitre cette fois…
  • Comment retoucher les photos de lingerie

    Celine Manceron
    12 May 2015 | 12:55 am
    On parle beaucoup ces dernieres semaines, de la photo de nu, avec la tout nouveau livre de Philippe Bricard (promis, la critique du livre arrive bientôt sur Photopassion…).  Du coup, on avait envie de mettre en avant un petit tutoriel sur cette thématique, et plus particulièrement sur la photo en lingerie ! La photo glamour, les séances boudoirs, la lingerie cela fait rêver bon nombre de photographes… Peu sautent le pas, et bien malheureusement ! Osez passer le pas, le principe est de bien respecter votre modèle et de bien définir votre projet… Mais nous…
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    Florida Wedding Photographer

  • Winter Haven Florida Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    17 May 2015 | 8:27 am
    The post Winter Haven Florida Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Spring Sanibel Island Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
    The post Spring Sanibel Island Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Island Inn Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Island Inn Wedding Sanibel Wedding Photographer Island Inn Wedding Page The post Island Inn Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Barefoot Beach Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    17 Jan 2015 | 8:32 am
    Weddings by Beach Promises, LLC The post Barefoot Beach Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Bowditch Point Park Engagement Photography

    Linsey Kelsey
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:18 pm
      Fort Myers Engagement Photographers   Nothing short of AMAZING!   posted 2014-12-15 When I started looking for photographers to take our engagement photos Scott Kelsey Photography was one of the first ones I looked at and kept going back time and time again. After I contacted them, I received a super prompt and thorough response; I knew I found the photographers for us! They were extremely helpful in deciding where to shoot, what time, how many outfits, and many other details! They even made a shared Pinterest board of some types of poses I wanted to capture during our shoot.
 
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    The Creative's Corner

  • What Software I Use Instead Of Photoshop

    admin
    23 May 2015 | 10:02 pm
    When Adobe created their rental program (Creative Cloud) it really rubbed me the wrong way. I didn’t like the idea of making a monthly payment, I just wanted to pay for it once and forget it. What really bothered me was that if I missed one payment, or couldn’t get online for a month, I wouldn’t be able to access my Photoshopped images. I don’t want to worry about not being able to use my images. For that reason, I started looking for alternatives to Photoshop. I quickly found out that many others were looking for alternatives too, based on the popularity of my…
  • Your May Wallpaper Is Ready

    admin
    4 May 2015 | 10:55 pm
    The May wallpaper is up. You can see the old Jerome High School, and an amazing view of the Verde Valley with Sedona in the distance. Get your copy here http://www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff
  • Arizona Renaissance Festival

    admin
    3 Apr 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Hi All, Last month we made our annual trek to the Arizona Renaissance Festival. Yes, we go in costume. While there we get to catch up with friends who work at the Faire and see our favorite performers. We had a great time, and took lots of photographs. I hope you enjoy these photos. Have Fun, Jeff (Click on a picture to make it larger.) Adam Crack and his fire whip. Vulture from the Birds of Prey show. Twig the Fairy with a fairy in training. Twig the Fairy. Zinnia, a fairy that works with Twig. Vulture from the Birds of Prey show. Dancer from The Jamila Lotus Dance Carnivale. Miguel of The…
  • April Wallpaper Is Ready

    admin
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:45 pm
    The April wallpaper is up. It shows a Hummingbird Moth. Cool little critters that fly and hover like hummingbirds. Get your copy here http://www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff
  • The Lightning Bug – Lightning Trigger

    admin
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:31 pm
    About six months ago I bought a Lightning Bug lightning trigger and I love it. I wanted one to make my lightning photography easier and safer. No more leaving the shutter open for countless 30-second exposures to hopefully get something. No going out and taking 100 shots to get 3 photographs of lightning. It’s great. The Lightning Bug attaches to a camera’s hot shoe, and then it watches not for lighting, but the burst of infrared that precedes a lightning bolt. Point it towards a storm, choose your settings and just wait for the shutter to fire. Your camera will capture the bolt…
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • Misty Morning

    Michael Frye
    24 May 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Pines, sunbeams, and mist, Cook’s Meadow, 6:13 a.m. Yosemite got some rain yesterday. In fact we’ve had a lot of unsettled weather this month, with frequent showers in the afternoon, especially in the high country. Tioga Pass opened May 4th, but has since closed and reopened several times due to snow. The total precipitation hasn’t amounted to much, but every bit helps, and we’ve even had enough rain here in the foothills to keep the grass from turning brown – at least in some places. I haven’t had much time to get up to the park and photograph the weather, but…
  • The Lowly Normal Lens

    Michael Frye
    14 May 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Rainbow over Negit Island, Mono Lake, California. Although I made other compositions of this scene with longer lenses, I liked the slightly wider perspective created by a normal 50mm lens, because it allowed me to include some of the blue sky. The “normal” lens doesn’t get much love. Longer and shorter focal lengths seem more attractive, because they create unusual perspectives. As I wrote in this recent post, wide-angle lenses stretch space and make things look farther apart, sometimes creating a sense of depth, while telephoto lenses compress space and makes objects look…
  • Star Trails Over Manly Beacon

    Michael Frye
    10 May 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Manly Beacon at night with star trails, Death Valley NP, CA, USA Manly Beacon is Death Valley’s most iconic feature, seen in millions of photographs from Zabriskie Point, including the image on the cover of the park map and brochure. So naturally I thought it would be fun to light it up at night. One evening during our recent trip to Death Valley, Claudia and I, accompanied by our friend Robert Eckhardt, started down the Golden Canyon Trail from Zabriskie Point, carrying my powerful (3200 lumens), battery-powered spotlight, and radios for communication. Robert and I wanted a lower…
  • Sand Dune and the Milky Way

    Michael Frye
    3 May 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Sand dune and the Milky Way at night, Death Valley National Park One night during our Death Valley workshop we went out to the sand dunes. After some searching, I found this wonderful dune with it’s rippled foreground textures. Lighting it was a group project; we all set up our cameras, and took turns lighting the dune from the left and the right, trying to find the right angles to highlight those ripples. Then we set our interval timers to record star trails – and took naps on the sand while we waited for the star-trail sequences to finish. After that the Milky Way was in the right…
  • Lightroom 6: First Impressions

    Michael Frye
    30 Apr 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Swirling mist from Tunnel View, Yosemite. The new HDR Merge in Lightroom 6/CC did a great job with this high-contrast scene, producing a natural-looking result, and doing it with a completely non-destructive workflow. After months of rumors, last week Adobe finally released Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC. When I saw the list of new features, I have to say I was a bit disappointed. I was hoping for improvements to Lightroom’s retouching tools, and to the Adjustment Brush. It would be nice to add a curve to only part of an image, for example, and the Auto Mask function of the Adjustment Brush…
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    Photography Bay

  • AJA Cion 4K Raw Cine Camera for $4995 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    26 May 2015 | 9:16 pm
    B&H has the AJA Cion 4K/2K cinema camera for $4995 right now (reg. $8995). The AJA Cion records 4K ProRes video internally to AJA Pak SSD drives or 4K Raw video externally via 3G-SDI or Thunderbolt output. At $4995 now, it becomes one of the more affordable 4K cinema cameras on the market. Check it out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Hands-On Review

    Eric Reagan
    26 May 2015 | 5:04 pm
    I received my new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens today and wanted to share my initial impressions. This lens is situated as the next Nifty Fifty in Canon’s line-up, offering the popular 50mm focal length at an affordable $125 price point. Of course, on APS-C cameras like the Canon EOS Rebel series will provide a field of view equivalent to an 80mm lens on a full frame camera. This makes it a nice option as a beginner’s portrait lens for the Canon Rebel shooter. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II (left) – Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM (right) The first thing I noticed is the more substantial…
  • Nikon D750 Firmware Update C1.02 Makes Camera “More Reliable”

    Eric Reagan
    26 May 2015 | 6:59 am
    Nikon has issued an update for the D750 to firmware version C1.02. According to Nikon, the firmware update simply provides that “Camera operation is now more reliable.” No additional features, notes or bug fixes are mentioned. You can download the update here on Nikon’s website. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • Fotodiox EyeVenger Eyecup Kit for Canon DSLRs Released

    Eric Reagan
    25 May 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Fotodiox has a new eyecup kit called the EyeVenger available for Canon DSLRs. The EyeVenger is designed with left and right eye cups (both are included) and ships with 18mm and 22mm mounting brackets to cover the gamut of Canon DSLR viewfinders. The Fotodiox EyeVenger Eyecup Kit runs $19.95 and is available direct from Fotodiox’s website.
  • Photography Bay Giveaway: Domke Next Generation Chronicle Camera Bag

    Eric Reagan
    25 May 2015 | 6:05 pm
    This week, Photography Bay has teamed up with Tiffen to give away one of its awesome Domke Next Generation Chronicle camera bags in the military ruggedwear color scheme. The Next Generation Chronicle camera bag holds a DSLR with an attached lens, plus an unattached lens such as a 70-200mm f/2.8, two additional lenses, and a flash between the GearProtex customizable insert system. Additionally it can accommodate an iPad or similar tablet inside a padded, zippered sleeve at the front. There are several external pockets and pouches that let you haul a variety of accessories. Previously, I…
 
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    Newscom FocalPoint

  • Editors’ Picks: Memorial Day, Midwest Super Storms, and Taking a Tumble

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    26 May 2015 | 8:03 pm
    On Memorial Day, Christian Jacobs, of Hertford, 4, of Hertford, North Carolina stands next to the headstone of his father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, USA, on 25 May 2015. PETE MAROVICH/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epalive678911 Not everyone celebrates Memorial Day with BBQs and boating. Most of the country actually does take time to remember their fallen heroes — the men, women, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, who have fought for their country. See more…
  • 15 Beautiful Mountainous Destinations

    Annabelle Quinn
    26 May 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Side profile of a mature man rowing a wooden raft in a river, Li River, XingPing, Yangshuo, Guangxi Province, China. Glow Images/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: glowimages089949 Mountains are majestic natural structures that have awed human beings for years. We climb them, we hike them, we do what we can to conquer them and sometimes we just sit back and enjoy them. No matter where in the world they are, they hold their own unique beauty. So here at Newscom we want to bring you – in no particular order – 15 of the most beautiful mountains from around the world.
  • Athlete in Focus: American Pharoah

    Ty Cobb
    25 May 2015 | 6:33 pm
    American Pharoah, ridden by Victor Espinoza, wins the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Scott Serio/Cal Sport Media/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: csmphototwo095454 The elusive Triple Crown of will again be on the line at Belmont Stakes for the third time in four years. When the gates open on June 6th it will be American Pharoah who will try to end the Triple Crown drought that dates back to 1978. The early outlook is good for American Pharoah but that’s been the case for a number of horses until they actually hit the track…
  • Colorific Pictures: Hot Pink & Tangerine

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    24 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    Photo of young lady with bright makeup on bright. Ingram Publishing/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: ipurestockxthree105162 Sometimes, you just can’t choose between two great colors. I mean if it’s hard for Beyonce, it’s probably hard for most people. That’s why for this colorific post, we’re highlighting two very “in” colors right now, hot pink and tangerine. Both colors just scream summer, and tropical getaways, and since summer is right around the corner — Hello Memorial Day! — we’ll go with it! Scroll down to see…
  • Politics in Pictures: Scott Walker

    Ty Cobb
    23 May 2015 | 7:39 am
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in his office at the State Capitol in Madison. Glen Stubbe/ZUMAPRESS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: zumaamericasfive143602 Eight candidates have officially declared for the 2016 Presidential race but with 17 months still to go the field is sure to get bigger. Among those still not declared are some heavy hitters including Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, whose hardline conservative policies as governor has made him an early favorite among the many running for the Republican nomination.    Walker’s first attempt at politics was an…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • We Will Always Remember …

    Moose
    24 May 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website Your service, patriotism and passion! Thank You! The post We Will Always Remember … appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • tfttf683 – The Angry Episode

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    20 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    As Monika prepares her next episode of Monis Motivklingel (her photography podcast in German) Chris talks to her about the topic of this episode: anger in photography. Marcus wonders how to price his photography and it’s a bit more involved than one might imagine. You’ll have to think about your cost of doing business, the … Continue reading tfttf683 – The Angry Episode The post tfttf683 – The Angry Episode appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf682 – The Morbid Episode

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    14 May 2015 | 1:12 am
    Warning: this episode might be a little bit morbid. Chris talks to his guest lawyer Mike Diamond about what happens to your digital photos when you die, especially if most of your photos live in the cloud. It’s harder than you think to retrieve digital assets from Yahoo, Facebook or others if they don’t belong … Continue reading tfttf682 – The Morbid Episode The post tfttf682 – The Morbid Episode appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf681 – Photoshopped To Death

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    8 May 2015 | 11:54 am
    This episode explores if there’s such a thing as “photoshopped to death” – Chris opens up his top secret before and after comparisons, the Nepal fundraiser has made over $10k and that’s just because of you (THANK YOU!!!) Chris will also do an unplanned surprise visit to the Kingdom of Bhutan, the fundraiser ebook will … Continue reading tfttf681 – Photoshopped To Death The post tfttf681 – Photoshopped To Death appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • FUNDRAISER: Next milestone: $12,000

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    8 May 2015 | 8:52 am
    We crossed $12,000 in sales of our fundraiser ebook People of the Himalayas! I can’t even begin to express how much your help means to us. Together with these pictures, we received the following message from our friend Chhokpa who was part of the help effort to bring food supplies to the people of the … Continue reading FUNDRAISER: Next milestone: $12,000 The post FUNDRAISER: Next milestone: $12,000 appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • Questions with Chris Marquardt – part 1

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    6 May 2015 | 5:19 am
    Chris answers a few questions that have come in lately. Ask more questions here or send an email to chris@chrismarquardt.com The post Questions with Chris Marquardt – part 1 appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
 
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • Topaz Labs Simplify 30% Discount for May 2015

    22 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    One of the easiest ways to take an interesting photo and make it much more fun is to use Topaz Labs Simplify. I’ve always got lots of oohs and ahhs from the audience when I demonstrate what it can do, yet when I talk to people they sometimes misunderstand some of its valuable uses beyond the obvious. I touch on some of the points in my review where I use it to remove background distractions, and I point out that this isn’t a one trick pony. Here are a few common but interesting examples of how to wow your viewers by making great photos so much more exciting: Special Offer Details CLICK…
  • REVIEW: Canon Rebel T6s/760D with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (Part I of II)

    21 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    Canon EOS Rebel T6s DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens The Canon T6s/760D is probably the most advanced and exciting Rebel series camera I have ever used. It has all the ease of use and advanced features of a typical Rebel, but it takes it to the next level by adding the top of camera LCD that is typically reserved for the next step up (70D at the time this was written): Top View with LCD not found on the T6i The T6s adds the following features not found on the T6i: A top LCD panel (shown above) which experienced photographers will appreciate HDR movies – this seems to…
  • Elinchrom Price Drop on Kits

    14 May 2015 | 11:48 pm
    Elinchrom has slashed prices on some of its kits that make now one of the deals they’ve offered this year. Check it out: Elinchrom D-Lite RX 4 2-Light To Go Kit with Stands and Bags only $849 Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Set with Bag only $1414!!! Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 1000/1000 To Go 2 Light Kit Adorama has some exclusive deals with Elinchrom too – check out their sales prices here. Other articles you may enjoy If you enjoyed this article, you may also enjoy these: Home Studio on a Budget Ron’s Lighting Setup  Elinchrom Quadra Ringflash Imagenomic Portraiture Discount…
  • REVIEW: Spider Camera Holster & Spider Monkey vs BlackRapid Straps

    14 May 2015 | 1:04 am
    Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System For a few years people have been asking me to Spider Camera Holster series of products, but with so many products to review I’ve never got around to it. I’d also been very happy with my BlackRapid products so I didn’t see the point. This past March in Las Vegas, I had the opportunity to finally get to see this product in action and I was impressed. With all of the good things I had heard about it in the past I decided it was time to finally give a try for myself. Here’s a little video of my first impressions of both the elegantly…
  • REVIEW: Topaz Labs Glow (discount offer)

    11 May 2015 | 1:28 am
    For years Nik Software was an innovation leader in photo editing, but ever since they were bought out by Google not much has changed. In that time Topaz Labs has really stepped forward with a fantastic line of products featuring outstanding innovation their newest products like Impression and now Glow. Like many Topaz products which offer unique effects not found by the other major products in the photo editing industry, Glow has some really cool things I haven’t seen before. In fact, I’d couldn’t replicate most of the filters manually in Photoshop as there seems to be some nice…
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    PetaPixel

  • Opinion: Richard Prince is a Jerk

    Allen Murabayashi
    26 May 2015 | 1:50 pm
    There are many people who have studied and understand the art world better than me. But there is one thing that I’m sure of: Richard Prince is a jerk. I say this for two reasons. First, I haven’t read anything that suggests he has the self-awareness and intellectual rigor that is bestowed upon him by fawning critics. The pro-Prince camp suggests that he is purposely stretching the concepts of intellectual property ownership, but I counter that he is intellectually lazy. (And even if he had the mental prowess of Socrates, it would make his “art” all the more inexcusable.) Second, he is…
  • SmartChutes is a Safety Parachute That Can Save the Life of Your Camera Drone

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaela/'>Michael Archambault</a>
    26 May 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Aerial photography drones are highly useful pieces of technology that help us to broaden our visual horizons. However, popular consumer drones, from companies such as DJI, can cost well over a thousand dollars – something you certainly want to be careful with while flying. A new product on Kickstarter, SmartChutes, believes that they can help you to protect your drone in the event of a catastrophic mechanical failure or pilot error. Nothing can be more terrifying than watching your expensive new gadget come crashing down from the skies. SmartChutes is a drone parachute recovery system…
  • A Look at Benrido, One of the Last Collotype Printers in the World

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    26 May 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Collotype is a photo printing process that was invented by French photographer Alphonse Louis Poitevin back in 1856. Due to its ability to preserve fine detail in prints, the process was used to create fine art photo prints for many years before other processes arrived on the scene. Photographer Fritz Schumann writes that the collotype printing industry has collapsed in recent years, and that there are now only two commercial collotype printing companies remaining in the world. Both of them are found in Kyoto, Japan. The larger of the two, and the only one that can print in color, is a studio…
  • Legendary Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies at 75

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    26 May 2015 | 11:47 am
    There’s some very sad news in the world of photography today: renowned American photographer Mary Ellen Mark passed away yesterday in New York City at the age of 75. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that representative of the artist confirmed the death this morning. A portrait of Mark was also posted to the front page of her website: Mark received a master’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Pennsylvania in 1964. Through the course of her photography career over the next half century, Mark published 17 photography books, held exhibitions of her work around the…
  • Film vs. Digital: A Comparison of the Advantages and Disadvantages

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaela/'>Michael Archambault</a>
    26 May 2015 | 11:10 am
    In a world in which photographs are primarily taken with digital image sensors, there are a growing number of photographers who are newly interested in film formats of the past. But why would anyone in our age of technological convenience still choose to shoot with analog film? To understand the advantages and disadvantages of each shooting practice, we are comparing the different aspects of each’s image quality, along with the cost of usage. If you have been thinking of tinkering with film photography, you have landed in the right place. Resolution When it comes to both digital and analog…
 
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    MyDailyPhotograph.com

  • Heart of Flower

    david
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    San Diiego, California - May 27, 2011
  • Flower

    david
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    San Diiego, California - May 27, 2011 Strange flower? Do you know what it is?
  • Walking the Dog

    david
    26 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Palisades Park - Santa Monica, California - May 26, 2009 Another “follow pan” like the one last week, Peace on a Bicycle See how the feet and tail are moving?
  • Willy Penn from the 37th Floor

    david
    25 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Center City, Philadelphia - May 25, 2010 Atop Philadelphia City Hall stands a statue of William Penn, the city founder and original proprietor of the then-British colony of Pennsylvania (meaning "Penn’s Woods").For many decades, a "gentlemen’s agreement" stated that the Philadelphia Art Commission would approve no building in the city which would rise above the statue’s hat. This ended in March 1987, when a modern steel-and-glassskyscraper, One Liberty Place, opened three blocks away. One Liberty Place is taller than City Hall by 397 feet (121 m), rising…
  • Bogenvelia on Brick

    david
    25 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Santa Monica, California - May 25, 2009 I was taking a walk along the beach in Santa Monica and spotted these bright flowers. I found the contrast of the soft flowers against the hard brick wall fascinating, yet the colors were complimentary. I hope you like it. Let me know.
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    H&H Color Lab

  • Shutterfest 2015 Photography Contest

    Forum Admin
    26 May 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Four weeks ago I attended Sal Cincotta’s Shutterfest photography convention in St. Louis, Missouri. I was there to teach three different workshops to students from all around the world. This was only the second year Shutterfest has been held and they had 2,000 photographers show up for it. It was truly an awesome experience with a high-energy vibe that would not quit. Photographers and models were shooting non-stop around the Union Station Hotel – where the event was held. There were fashion shoots in the hallways, studio lights set up in the lobby and teams of shooters outside…
  • 15 Fictional Photographers that Can Help Inspire Your Work

    Forum Admin
    21 May 2015 | 5:30 pm
    There are countless books and documentaries about “how to” become a great photographer. Works that inspire us and help us to excel at our craft. Don’t discount the impact of fiction on the profession though. For every one person inspired by Ansel Adams, another has caught the photography bug from reading about Jimmy Olson and his adventures with Superman. Just because they aren’t real, doesn’t mean fictional photographers can’t teach us a thing or two about taking great photographs. Austin Powers Does any character capture the pure passion and exuberance that being a professional…
  • Meet Terry and Leslie Dunlap of Dunlap Photography

    Forum Admin
    15 May 2015 | 1:51 pm
    We caught up with Terry and Leslie Dunlap from Dunlap Photography at SYNC this year. You will enjoy this interview with this father daughter duo! Click Here to View the Video
  • “The Connection” Newsletter – May 2015

    Forum Admin
    5 May 2015 | 12:35 pm
    MAY 2015  Take your families out of the studio for a little down time at the beach. Bruce Hudson captured this wonderful, multi-generational family photo. Taking families to locales that are special to them automatically creates a relaxed environment, where expressions are more natural and nerves are less frayed. We dare you to think outside the box for your next location shoot. Do you have ideas on some unique locations for family photography? Please forward them to us. We would love to share them!  Speaking of family, our NEW Family Portrait Program is now in place. Take a look on our…
  • New Products! Leather Cuffs, Strappy Bracelets, and Vintage Wooden Boxes

    Guest
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    — My Favorite New Photo Products from H&H Color Lab! — Wedding and Portrait photography has never been just about creating breathtaking images. While the photographs themselves are a huge component, they must be incorporated into your client’s life in some way. We live in a time where electronic devices are at our fingertips, and some think delivering digital images is enough, but our world isn’t quite as electronic as we think. Every home has painted walls that beg for artwork, coffee tables are made for books and albums to be displayed, and clothing made of fabric comes…
 
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    Jim's Photoblog

  • Exhibition in Bad Cannstatt

    18 May 2015 | 7:42 am
    The German & American Artist Group invites you to its next exhibition, which opens on Friday, May 22, 2015, at 7 pm. The show is at the historical town hall in Bad Cannstatt (Marktplatz 2, 70372 Stuttgart) and runs through June 9.Here are the pictures I'll be showing. They are from a series of pictures taken from the ground up, looking at nature as an ant might.Poppies and Corn Flowers (60 x 60 cm on canvas)Mainau (60 x 80 cm on canvas)Strawberries (60 x 60 cm on canvas)
  • Using a fish-eye lens for events

    1 Mar 2015 | 1:44 pm
    The fish-eye experience, Part 3Just because a fish-eye lens distorts the scene in front of it, that is no reason to shy away from using it at events. On the contrary! I've even used it on my second camera at weddings. It turns out I'm not the only one. Gene Ho gave an interesting talk on just that subject at B&H Photo in 2012. The physics of the glass enlarges whatever is closest to it, thus emphasizing it.The great thing about using a super wide angle lens is that you can get really close. At an event such as a wedding or, as below, at an antique automobile show where people expect for…
  • Using a fish-eye lens for architectural photography

    26 Dec 2014 | 2:27 pm
    The fish-eye experience, Part 2In Part 1 of this series, we saw some of the fun you can have with a fish-eye lens and learned what you have to watch out for when using one.As with any architectural photography, the lines and light are the main elements and should be kept in mind at all times. When using a fish-eye lens, however, your lines often turn into curves, especially on the edges of your frame. In the photograph below you can see how the lines of the spiral staircase actually complement the curvature of the framing window, as do the round-back chairs in the café.Café in downtown…
  • Getting closer

    14 Dec 2014 | 7:09 am
    The fish-eye experience, Part 1Getting the big picture at the weekly market in TübingenI'm not the first one to write about the fun you can have with fish-eye lenses. But this is the first time I've written about it to this extent.In June 2012 I bought a Walimex Pro 3.5/8mm Fisheye for Sony and have used it on the Sony A77 and A7 since then. It is an APS-C lens, so on the full-frame A7 you have to set the camera to capture the photo on the smaller sweet spot on the sensor. Otherwise, you get this:The shadows cast by an APS-C lens on a full-frame sensorThe shadowy fringe around the…
  • Landscape photography

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    If you are lucky enough to live where this is the view from your window, landscape photography might just be for you.Sunrise over the Grabkapelle of RotenbergHowever, that was not the case with me. I guess I like nature as much as the next person, but the hustle and bustle of the city streets with all the interesting people attracted me even more. So my landscapes over the past few years tended to look more like this:Then I went to the Netherlands for a vacation. Anticipating good light and interesting landscapes, I was pleased to learn that the Dutch don't disappoint.From sunrise at the…
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    Blog - Howard Grill Photography

  • Mausoleum Door

    Howard G
    26 May 2015 | 1:07 am
    A couple posts back I wrote about my starting to take photos in some of the historic cemeteries near my home.  One of the things that have really caught my eye walking in some of these cemeteries are the mausoleums.  More specifically, the mausoleum doors.  They are incredibly rich in texture, patina, and simple, yet elegant, carvings and handles.  Doors like this one are hard to walk by without making a photo.   Subscribe to Motivation Photo Blog by Email
  • Hocking Hills, Upper Falls, Old Man's Cave

    Howard G
    21 May 2015 | 1:36 am
    A few weeks back, I went with two of my 'photo buddies' to discover a new location....a place we had never photographed.  An adventure, if you will.  The fun part was that it was going to be a long weekend and though it wasn't what one could call 'nearby' it also wasn't all that far away. At four hours by car it was not going to be an unreasonable idea to go back during another season if it ended up being a location we really liked.And so off we went to Ohio's Hocking Hills, a conglomeration of five parks right next to each other.  It turned out to be a great trip and a…
  • More From The Unfocused Series

    Howard G
    18 May 2015 | 1:19 am
    This image.....this series....well, it may not be for everyone.  In fact, it may not be for anyone (but me).  What I try to convey with these purposefully unfocused images is the feel of a place or object in its rawest form, The shapes, the color, the weather....even the smell.  The feeling you would get if you closed your eyes or squinted in the bright sun and took it all in without really looking. I attempt to do that by presenting color, shape, and lines without the detail to pull the mind away from the generalized experience. Pink Trees, Unfocused Series     ©…
  • Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh

    Howard G
    13 May 2015 | 1:07 am
    I live not too far away from two local historic cemeteries and a short car ride from a third. Though I have always found them to be interesting, I always hesitated to make photographs walking through them.  I guess it always made me a bit uncomfortable because I wasn't sure if it was disrespectful in any way. Then a friend of mine (you know who you are) explained some things to me that convinced me that it really was OK as long as the photos were respectful.....maybe even a positive for those that have passed by bringing their existence to light again.And so I gingerly started…
  • Quick Quotes: Jay Maisel

    Howard G
    10 May 2015 | 1:09 am
    "You should be learning to photograph like nobody else does. If you waste your time trying to photograph like somebody else you're following in somebody's footsteps, you don't know where you're going to go, and you're going to get lost.  Find your own footsteps"Jay MaiselI love this quote by Jay Maisel that I heard him say during a video shot with Scott Kelby.  During the hour and a half video they walk the streets of New York photographing and talking about Maisel's approach to photography.  During the walk many 'pearls of wisdom' were spoken!Subscribe to Motivation Photo Blog…
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  • In the Spotlight – Fashion Designer Shruti Singla

    Pixpa
    15 May 2015 | 4:34 am
    Shruti Singla is Chandigarh based fashion designer. After graduating from NIFT university in 2011, Shruti begun her journey as a designer and there was no looking back since. She specializes mainly in trousseau and custom made garments. The look she creates is elaborate, with loads of fusion from the West in terms of cuts, fits and trims. Her signature style includes playing with a number of color pallets. The brand, “Shruti S” that she has created is synonymous to highly luxurious Indian couture and culture. Read on to know more about her journey. View website   Shruti S…
  • Welcome Aboard – April Edition

    Pixpa
    8 May 2015 | 5:11 am
    A set of good clicks, a dash of creativity and a creative Muse are the sure essentials for an ideal portfolio. Your portfolio is a reflection of your professional personality with your personal touch. Here’re our top customers from last month who certainly prove that creativity has no bounds. Have a look at these beautiful portfolio websites created using Pixpa.   Name: Pramod Saha Pramod Saha Photography Pixpa site: http://www.pramodsaha.com/ On the Map: Balasore, India What we loved about Pramod: Colourful, Ecstatic and Captivating. Pramod’s photographs just seize the right…
  • In the Spotlight: Canada based Photographer Marcel Dee

    Pixpa
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:18 am
    Marcel Dee is a young photographer based out of Canada. Marcel studied Creative Photography from Humber College in Toronto, and graduated in 2010. He mostly shot portraits and fashion there. Photography has been a passion for Marcel since childhood, which is reflected in his awe-inspiring shots. Apart from photography, Marcel has a strong inclination towards technology as well. He talks about his work and portfolio in a recent klatsch with us. Check out his complete portfolio at Marceldeephotography.com. Marcel Dee Photography 1. You started photographing your family since you were six. Tell…
  • Honing your Pixpa Website for Local SEO

    Pixpa
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:02 am
    Even after having a creatively designed portfolio website, your business may not have caught a spark in the real world. There are as the old saying goes, many a slip twixt the cup and lip. And one of the most common slip, which many small business owners tend to ignore is that of SEO. In the current Information age, when browsing on the the internet is at a lightning speed,  ranking high on search engines is not merely a best practice but an imperative enterprise! For a small business, it is primary to rank highly in local searches. Here’re the quick tips to make your business a star in…
  • In the Spotlight: Philadelphia based Photographer Timothy Valshtein

    Pixpa
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:46 am
    Timothy Valshtein is the “creative engine” behind High Wire Photography and is based out of Philadelphia. Timothy has inherited a command over photography from his father and has his inclination to photography rooting back to his childhood. He is currently pursuing his masters in psychological sciences along with photography. Timothy particularly delights in Street Photography but is ready to take up all genres of photography. In a recent interview with Pixpa, Tim shares his journey and experiences as a photographer. To view his complete portfolio, visit Highwirephoto.com.  …
 
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  • Observation Point

    Ron Niebrugge
    22 May 2015 | 9:20 am
    Observation Point, Zion National Park, Utah. Back from a killer backpacking trip on the East Rim that began with a hike to the top of Observation Point seen here. I knew the view from Observation Point would be amazing since you look down on Angel’s Landing – but had know idea how beautiful the trail would be – it is an awesome trail! Here are more photos from Zion from earlier trips.  
  • Zion Narrows

    Ron Niebrugge
    20 May 2015 | 8:50 am
    The Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah. Yesterday in the Narrows.  Hard to visit Zion without taking a hike up this beautiful canyon.
  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Ron Niebrugge
    19 May 2015 | 8:41 am
    Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Another recent image from the Grand Canyon.
  • Grand Canyon Elk

    Ron Niebrugge
    16 May 2015 | 10:12 am
    Elk, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Even the elk seem to recognize the importance of staying hydrated at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.
  • Grand Canyon Photography

    Ron Niebrugge
    15 May 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Patrick photographing from the South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Alaska. Janine and I, along with fellow Alaska photographer Patrick Endres just got back from a wonderful couple nights backpacking in the bottom of the Grand Canyon.  We had a wonderful, wide range of weather including rain – it is actually snowing a bit today as I write this.  This was from the evening before – way down in the distance you can actually see Bright Angel Canyon, the location of our campground.  I’ll post more images as I have internet.
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  • A Photographers Guide to Visiting Christmas Island

    Colby Brown
    6 May 2015 | 5:19 am
    As a professional travel photographer, there is no shortage of incredible locations around the world that I am fortunate to get the opportunity to explore and experience first hand. From climbing mountain peaks in the Himalayas to swimming with sharks in the Galapagos to watching active volcanoes in Iceland. However, for the longest time the remote and wild island paradise of Christmas Island had been on my bucket list. Why? Let’s just say that if Hawaii and the Galapagos Islands had a baby….the result would be Christmas Island. Sounds pretty incredible, right? Sunrise over the…
  • Gear Review: A Photographer’s Take on The LG G4

    Colby Brown
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    When it comes to choosing the right smartphone, there is no shortage of options. Between IOS, Android and Windows Phone you literally have hundreds of phones to pick from at any given point in time. However when it comes to quality mobile phone photography and the cameras inside these devices, there really are only a few companies to look at if you want to capture quality images. While the iPhone has been the benchmark for mobile photography for years and Nokia came out with the 41 MP beast of a camera in the Nokia 1020 for Windows Phone a few years ago, it has been Android that I have…
  • An In-Depth Review of the Sony a6000

    Colby Brown
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:58 pm
    With the digital mirrorless revolution is in full swing with the photo industry, many photographers (pros and aspiring photographers alike) are moving away from their bulky and heavy DSLR bodies and lenses. While many people were interested in the thought of going mirrorless when it first hit the scene a few years ago, the truth was that mirrorless technology couldn’t compete with the offerings of a DSLR at the time. Fast forward to today, and things are much different story. Sony a6000 in use in Iceland Now days many mirrorless cameras not only match DSLRs in terms of image quality…
  • Gear Review: Wacom Cintiq Companion 2

    Colby Brown
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    At the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas last week, Wacom announced the 13.3″ Cintiq Companion 2, which is essentially the 2nd generation in their line of powerful and portable tablets. Built with digital artists, photographers and graphic designers in mind, these devices not only come with a pen stylus and 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, but they run full versions of Windows 8.1, allowing you to install and take full advantage of Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign and any other application you can run on a Windows laptop or desktop machine. While I will save my soap…
  • A Year in Reflection – 2014

    Colby Brown
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:11 pm
    It is that time of year again when many of us not only look forward to new beginnings and making resolutions for the next 12 months, but also look back on the challenges and successes that the previous year brought with it. 2014 was certainly full of both. Light at the End of the Rainbow – Lower Yosemite Falls Travel Like most full time travel photographers, I spend a good portion of the year on the road, but this year was a bit different. While I was probably gone for the same amount of time as usual (4-5 months in total), I didn’t visit a ton of different locations. In fact,…
 
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  • Happy Memorial Day 2015

    Chris Corradino
    25 May 2015 | 3:52 am
    A special thanks to all the men and women who have helped us reach such great heights. Your service is appreciated, and your sacrifices are never forgotten. Happy Memorial Day!
  • Thunderbirds Over Jones Beach, 2015 Airshow

    Chris Corradino
    23 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    While shooting the wider B&W scenes with the 12-40mm lens, I was also working with a 400mm on my Canon 6D for these tighter shots of the Thunderbirds. This collection was from the practice day, and they put on one of the best performances I've seen in quite some time. 
  • More Black and White Airshow Images from the OMD EM1

    Chris Corradino
    23 May 2015 | 2:20 am
    Friday was the practice day at the Jones Beach Airshow not only for the performers, but photographers as well. With the threat of rain bringing dark clouds it wasn't an ideal day for those looking to tan. The moodiness however, was ideal for black and white images. All of these images were captured on the Olympus OMD EM1 with the 12-40mm f2.8. Since it's not a big zoom, I purposely worked to incorporate more of the atmosphere and environment. The theme was "little plane, big sky". This ended up bringing a whole new dimension to the results. 
  • Look to the Skies!

    Chris Corradino
    22 May 2015 | 2:37 pm
    I'll be at Jones Beach most of the weekend, enjoying the Air Show as I do each year. This time, I'm adding the OMD EM1 to my camera bag along with the Canon 6D. This shot of the Geico Skytypers was captured at the "practice day" using the EM1 with the 12-40mm lens. Converted to B&W in LR. I'll have more to say about the performance of this setup along with many more images in the days to come. Check back soon and enjoy the weekend! 
  • A Break in the Pattern

    Chris Corradino
    16 May 2015 | 4:01 am
    Finding patterns in nature is not difficult if you slow down to look at the smaller details. This exercise forces one to look past the bigger picture and really connect with the landscape on a closer level. In this study of a fern I found the break in the pattern to be quite interesting.    
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  • Scam Alerts, Drone Legislation and 44 Ways to Improve Your Photography: Top 11 Blog Posts from 5/16-5/22

    22 May 2015 | 12:23 pm
    By Sarah AckermanThis week we're embracing improvement! Check out our top eleven blogs to help you be more. And, yes! There is a bonus blog this week!1. 4 Scams That Target PhotographersSCAM ALERT: Arm yourself with knowledge against these four scams that seem to be running rampant in the photography industry! The folks at PhotoShelter bring you the top four scams they've seen, including fake photo contests and fake photo assignments! Read on and Be More Protected!2. Free E-Book: How to Overcome Photographer's BlockINSPIRATION: If you've ever suffered from a lack of motivation, direction or…
  • PPA Studio Makeover: Krista Newbill Update #1

    20 May 2015 | 5:09 pm
    We're back with an update on Krista Newbill's Studio Makeover. Check out the previous post on the project overview if you need a refresher, and take a look at Wes Roberts' first update from last month. Below is an update on what Krista has been doing with her team of PPA mentors, the early progress she's made along with some of the obstacles she's facing. Some of it surely applies to some of you and your business... maybe you can consider applying similar changes to Be More Profitable too? The Financials Krista first came to PPA for help with her business back in 2012. At that time her…
  • Update: Drone Legislation Proposed in Washington

    19 May 2015 | 1:42 pm
    By Lindsey ForsonCommercial use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, continues to be a hot issue on Capitol Hill. While we anxiously await the FAA's approval on new regulations for small UAS operations, things continue to move forward. Last week, Senator Cory Booker (New Jersey) and Senator John Hoeven (North Dakota) introduced the Commercial UAS Modernization Act (download it here: 265083514-UAS-Modernization-Act-of-2015.pdf) to the U.S. Senate. This legislation has not yet become law and would not replace the forthcoming rule from the FAA, but it…
  • Habits of People Happy at Work, Naming Your Photography Business and Natural Light Studio: Our Top 10 Blog Posts from 5/9-5/15

    15 May 2015 | 9:31 am
    By Chris HomerAnother week, another roundup! From business advice to lighting tips, you'll find it all below:1. 7 Habits of People Who Are Happy At WorkBUSINESS: Since most photographers are entrepreneurs and small business owners, we know how easy it can be to become overwhelmed with everything involved with running your business. That's why this post from Fast Company is worth a read for all photographers. It lists 7 habits of people who are happy at work. Take a look, these tips are good to keep in mind when running your business! 2. 10 Social Media Time Management Tips for Small…
  • Congratulations to PPA's Southeast District Competition Award Winners!

    14 May 2015 | 3:12 pm
    PPA's Southeast District Competition has come to an end and the results are online. Congratulations to all who earned a seal of approval and will move on to this year's International Photographic Competition (IPC). Don't forget, even if you didn't merit this round, you can still rework your images and enter the IPCIn addition to earning merits, the top scoring image in each of the 12 judging categories is selected to receive a PPA Southeast District Competition Award.This year's category winners are:
 
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    Tangents Blog

  • engagement photo sessions: posing, lighting & context

    Neil vN
    26 May 2015 | 11:02 pm
    engagement photo sessions: posing, lighting & context I love this photo! I have to unashamedly say that I just love it in how it came together. This was within minutes of meeting DaWeon and Toban for their engagement photo session in Philadelphia. We had only chatted on Skype before. Embarrassingly enough, I arrived late to the meeting place for their engagement session through my misunderstanding about the address. No excuses there. But it did mean I had to work fast – the setting sun was lighting up the Philadelphia skyline, and I had to nail a series of photos very quickly.
  • topics for photography workshops?

    Neil vN
    25 May 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Photography 105 – how to be successful in your photography business When days are dark, these slivers of light shine extra bright. Yes, I received a check for $1.05 Clearly I need to raise my prices … or something. (Actually I have no idea why this company would just throw more money at me.) Seriously though – the reason for this blog post is that I want to put in a proposal again to speak at WPPI 2016 in Las Vegas. (WPPI takes place March 05 – 09 next year.) The previous four occasions where I presented a masterclass at WPPI, the topics had been about flash…
  • flash photography tutorial: balancing flash and ambient exposure

    Neil vN
    22 May 2015 | 7:38 pm
    flash photography tutorial: balancing flash and ambient exposure This topic – balancing flash and ambient exposure – seems to one that many newer photographers struggle with. The big hurdle seems to be the basic starting point – how do you decide on the exposure for each? I’d like to explore this topic a bit with this post.  The trigger for this was a question that someone emailed me regarding an image in one of my books on flash photography. Instead of answering the question directly, I thought that a wider answer might be more illuminating. We’re still on that…
  • creative portraits on location – allow opportunities to happen

    Neil vN
    18 May 2015 | 8:25 pm
    creative portraits on location – allow opportunities to happen There was an interesting challenge for me during a recent individual photography workshop in NYC – Don (who arranged the workshop), already knew the essentials of lighting techniques, and said what he really wanted was insight into the way that I see a photo before I take it.  How do I know something will work or not. Don was particularly impressed with the series of photos of Anelisa that I shot for the review of the Profoto B2 Flash. The shallow depth-of-field images was a particular draw-card. Serendipity…
  • recap: flash photography workshop – New Jersey / NJ

    Neil vN
    17 May 2015 | 8:37 pm
    recap: flash photography workshop – New Jersey / NJ (2015) The format of the flash photography workshops that I present, are constantly evolving. Gradual changes as I adapt the program to be fluent. Always with the ideal that anyone who attends will see a marked improvement in their understanding and use of flash, and on-location lighting. I wanted to give a glimpse again of one of these workshops – in this case an Individual Workshop attended by two photographers, with Adrienne as our model. The tempo of the workshop is nice and relaxed, giving everyone time to shoot and practice,…
 
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  • Suggested Reading – MAY 2015 Part 01

    John Michael
    1 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A NEW FEATURE – Suggested Reading In an effort to provide some quality reading for the audience out there,  there will be going forward a regular suggested reading for further enrichment beyond the content on these pages…  the first installment focuses on fitness.   It’ s not too late to get ready for summer here […] The post Suggested Reading – MAY 2015 Part 01 appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
  • National Museum of the Marine Corps Expansion – Part 1

    John Michael
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:29 pm
    HERE THEY GROW AGAIN … One of my favorite museums since 2006 has been the National Museum of the Marine Corps located just outside the Marine Corps Base at Quantico, Virginia.  It’s a short ride down the interstate from the Washington DC area and the spire of the museum building is always beckoning to visit […] The post National Museum of the Marine Corps Expansion – Part 1 appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
  • Smithsonian Castle in Flames – 24 JAN 1865

    John Michael
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:04 am
    It was one hundred and fifty years ago that the Smithsonian castle was in flames due to a fire that began as a result of a faulty installation of a flue.   The Smithsonian has offered a comprehensive account of the fire and the Mary Henry the daughter of  Joseph Henry, (who was the first Secretary […] The post Smithsonian Castle in Flames – 24 JAN 1865 appeared first on 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 one looks at distant things For you are only one thing among many.” – Czeslaw Milosz The post LOVE appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
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  • Window cracked

    Tara R.
    26 May 2015 | 5:07 pm
    They say that I am broken, like the window in my old truck. Cracked, shattered, fractured into so many pieces I will never be whole again. But, they are wrong. […]
  • A force of nature

    Tara R.
    25 May 2015 | 3:06 pm
    “Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.” ~ Samuel Johnson When every thing is taken from us, when our lives are […]
  • Mother Nature’s song

    Tara R.
    24 May 2015 | 6:15 pm
    I want to turn the whole thing upside down I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found I’ll share this love I find with everyone We’ll sing and […]
  • Memorial Day Weekend

    Tara R.
    23 May 2015 | 1:47 pm
    I was up bright and early Saturday morning. Well, early… not so bright. I was awake before sunrise. I had a date with 2,000 other early birds for the 30th […]
  • Ooh that smell

    Tara R.
    23 May 2015 | 3:08 am
    If only high school science fair projects had been as much fun, Nora might not be in the predicament she found herself now. Maybe, she would have gone on to […]
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    Rocky Mountain School of Photography » Blog

  • EXPERT ADVICE: HOW TO BUILD YOUR WEB PRESENCE

    website@rmsp.com
    22 May 2015 | 8:03 am
    To bring a new voice, a valuable perspective, and great advice for all photographers to our blog, we have teamed up with the fine folks at Wonderful Machine.  Once a month, a blogger from the WM team will be contributing to this expert advice column. To kick things off with this newfound partnership, Alex Rudinski contributed this article on building your web presence.     Years ago, simply having a good website was enough for a photographer. Updating your site once every year was okay, and it basically existed as a digital version of your print portfolio. It was not the primary…
  • From Birds to Bugs – Guest Article by Steve Russell

    website@rmsp.com
    19 May 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Spring has sprung and as the weather transitions to warmer and sunnier, I am transitioning from photographing birds to shooting mostly bugs. It’s not all or nothing – there are still birds to shoot, mostly babies – but there are way, WAY more bugs than birds out there now that the sun has come out. In the past month the baby great blue herons, Canada geese and mallard ducks showed themselves in local parks. But the bugs are slowly taking center stage for me: the butterfly that landed peacefully on the top of my knob-less hiking pole/monopod after I’d unsuccessfully chased it for 15…
  • Using Lightrooms New Photo Merge to HDR

    website@rmsp.com
    12 May 2015 | 10:48 am
    Like many photographers, I am super excited to find about the news of the new Photo Merge>HDR capability in the latest release of Adobe Photoshop® Lightroom® CC. Adobe has designed an especially simple and effective HDR process that takes advantage of Lightroom’s ability to tone map HDR files. In the past we selected our images and exported them to Photoshop to merge the files into an HDR image. Next we would re-import the HDR file into Lightroom and use the powerful Develop module to translate the file into visible tonalities. Now, we can accomplish the whole task with Lightroom…
  • Colin Ruggiero Wins Audience Award

    website@rmsp.com
    4 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
    We are pleased beyond belief to share some cool news today. Colin Ruggiero, who teaches in the Advanced Intensive course in our Career Training program, recently won the Audience Awards’ Real Montana competition. His winning video, simply titled Montana, is a one-minute long timelapse showcase of some of the beauty and “epicness” of the state we call home. Along with the bragging rights that go along with winning a competition like this, Colin also will get a cool $10,000 for taking top honors … in addition to $2,500 for for being a finalist. We are on cloud 9 with…
  • 10 Places to Photograph in Birmingham, AL This Weekend

    website@rmsp.com
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:02 am
    RMSP will be in Birmingham on May 9th and 10th as part of our 2015 Photo Weekend Events program. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting than heading out to put those skills to the test. We thought it would be a fun idea to do a little e-scouting from Montana and give a few suggestions of places to photograph once classes are over. To scout from Missoula, we used Google Maps and Panoramio to see what other people had photographed in the area. And don’t forget that you can make any location feel completely new by going at…
 
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    Neocamera

  • Fuji XQ2 Review | Neocamera

    21 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Ultra-Compact Fuji premium camera. 12 MP 2/3" X-Trans CMOS II sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF. Ultra-Bright F/1.8 wide-angle 4X optical-zoom. Dual control-dials, 3" LCD and built-in WiFi.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review | Neocamera

    28 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Unique premium compact with 12 MP effective multi-aspect resolution and ultra-wide ultra-bright 24-75mm F/1.7-2.8 lens. 11 FPS Drive and 4K Ultra-HD video at 30 FPS. Plenty of direct controls plus a built-in 2.8 MP EVF with Eye-Start sensor, a 3" LCD and WiFi.
  • Nikon D7200 Review | Neocamera

    16 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    New Nikon flagship APS-C DSLR with a revised 24 MP CMOS sensor without anti-alias filter. 6 FPS with deep buffer and 1080p @ 60 FPS video capture. Dual control-dials, 100% coverage viewfinder and WiFi in a weather-sealed body.
  • Mirrorless Camera Buying Guide - 2015 Edition | Neocamera

    11 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Our detailed mirrorless digital camera buying guide, fully updated for 2015. This is the best and more current mirrorless guide!
  • Nikon D5500 Review | Neocamera

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Compact entry-level DSLR with a 24 MP APS-C sensor without anti-alias filter. 5 FPS drive and full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS. A 3.2" 1 MP rotating touchscreen LCD plus built-in WiFi.
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    Photo Enrichment Programs

  • Biking Around Hoi An, Vietnam

    RalphVelasco
    10 May 2015 | 3:28 am
      Riding Bikes Around Hoi An, Vietnam   Enjoying a bike ride around the outskirts of Hoi An, Vietnam.   One of the things I love to do with my groups is to get them out into the countryside.  Here, on a recent scouting trip to Vietnam, we rented bikes and rode into the outskirts of Hoi An, which is also known as the City of Lanterns.   Man working with his water buffalo, near Hoi An, Vietnam.   It’s so interesting the everyday scenes of life that can be encountered, and photographed, on these trips, just by pulling over as these opportunities present…
  • Ralph Velasco Introduces Mexico’s Copper Canyon

    RalphVelasco
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
      An Introduction to Mexico’s Copper Canyon by Ralph Velasco     Enjoy this short video of Ralph introducing one of the great train rides of the world through Mexico’s Copper Canyon. Believe it or not, “El Chepe,” as it’s known, is the only passenger train in all of Mexico. And consider joining Ralph this August 7 – 16, 2015, for a small group cultural tour of Mexico’s Copper Canyon.  There you’ll experience the natural wonders of lakes, waterfalls and gorgeous landscapes, along with the Tarahumara people and their extremely…
  • Podcast Interview with Ralph Velasco on the jpeg2RAW Podcast

    RalphVelasco
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
      Mike Howard interviews Ralph Velasco on the jpeg2RAW Photography Podcast     Ralph was recently interviewed on jpeg2RAW, which is a photography podcast hosted by amateur photographer Mike Howard.  Mike asked some really great questions which garnered some interesting insights from Ralph. Simply click the image above to listen to the show.
  • Travel Photography Tips: Interview on 1000TravelTips.com

    RalphVelasco
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    Travel Photography Tips from Ralph Velasco     While at the Travel & Adventure Show in Long Beach I was asked to provide some basic travel photography tips for the up and coming website 1000TravelTips.com.  In the interview we discuss tips for taking better selfies (hey, they asked!), suggested apps that I use and more. Click the image or link above to have a listen, it’s just about 9 minutes long.
  • Announcing Our Newest Tour – Vietnam: North to South

    RalphVelasco
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:49 pm
        Vietnam: North to South with Ralph Velasco   November 29 – December 12, 2015   I’m really proud to announce our newest tour, Vietnam: North to South.  This is a trip that I really enjoyed scouting in December 2014.  I spent a lot of time photographing and experiencing the best of what Vietnam has to offer, but as usual, only including what I think the demographic of people who typically join my tours would enjoy.   Woman tending to her wares in Ha Noi, Vietnam.   We’ll start in the north, in the capital city of Ha Noi, a bustling city…
 
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    Mike Moats

  • Long Focal Length Lenses For Frogs

    Mike Moats
    27 May 2015 | 3:36 am
    For shooting frogs in ponds the best focal length would be a telephoto macro lens in the 180mm range or a zoom lens that will reach out to the 270mm or 300mm range.. The images you see here would have been impossible to capture with a short focal length macro lens. To fill the frame with the frog you would have to be right in the frogs face if using a short focal length macro lens, which would be hard to accomplish in these wet muddy conditions and to close for comfort for the frog. I got a frog in my viewfinder.
  • Places to Shoot

    Mike Moats
    26 May 2015 | 2:08 am
    If you are ever passing through the St Augustine, Florida, go about 10 to 15 miles south and check out a nice park called Washington Oaks Garden Park. Got there early for some nice backlighting from the sun. Lots of Palms, Giant Bird Of Paradise, and other cool plants. ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________…
  • Photo Contests

    Mike Moats
    24 May 2015 | 2:12 am
    Some people like the idea of photo contests and some don’t. Personally I think photo contests are fine and I’ve entered in quite a few with some being local and some international. I have been fortunate to win places in many of the contests, and I think it helps you to see how your images are stacking up to the other photographers. Judging a contest is very difficult and subjective, many people will tend to feel their images were better then the winning images. That’s something you have to deal with when submitting to contests, that you may feel that the judging picked the…
  • Combine Topaz and Nik

    Mike Moats
    22 May 2015 | 2:14 am
    Combining Topaz Simpilfy4 and Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro.   _________________________________________________________________ I started off working with some of the programs in Topaz Simplify 4. This program can transform your photo into a variety artistic styles including paintings, sketches and cartoon line drawings. I especially like the variety oil painting filters. I used one of the oil painting filter to give this image a soft painted look on the needles, which I liked. __________________________________________________________________ Next step I went into my Nik…
  • Only a few openings left for the Macro Photo Conference

    Mike Moats
    21 May 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Macro Photo Conference 2015 __________________________________ Sponsored by Tamron and Hunt’s Photo _________________________________ Speakers Mike Moats – Michigan http://www.tinylandscapes.com Charles Needle – Washington http://www.charlesneedlephoto.com Kathleen Clemons – Maine http://www.kathleenclemonsphotography.com John Barclay – Pennsylvania http://www.johnbarclayphotography.com Clay Bolt – South Carolina www.claybolt.com Mollie Isaacs – Virgina http://www.awakethelight.com Lisa Curchara – Connecticut http://www.breaphotos.com Jillian…
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    Steve G. Bisig Photography

  • International Harvester Cabover Farm Truck, 2011

    Steve
    26 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of an old International Harvester Cabover farm truck along Weaver Road in Kittitas County near Ellensburg, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest / Washington State rural photography series. Purchase Print The post International Harvester Cabover Farm Truck, 2011 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Incoming Storm, Kittitas County, Washington, 2012

    Steve
    25 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of a the clouds of a mid-summer thunder storm as it approaches the Kittitas Valley near Ellensburg, Washington. Rays from the setting sun shine over the dark clouds. Part of my Pacific Northwest / Washington State nature photography series. Purchase Print The post Incoming Storm, Kittitas County, Washington, 2012 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Abandoned House, Q Road NW, Douglas County, Washington, 2013

    Steve
    24 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of old abandoned house on Q Road NW in rural Douglas County, Washington. This photo is one of a series of images from my black and white rural photography project titled Rural Decay, Douglas County, Washington, 2013 Purchase Print The post Abandoned House, Q Road NW, Douglas County, Washington, 2013 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Forest Trail, Fort Townsend State Park, Washington, 2014

    Steve
    23 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white nature photograph of a forest trail at Fort Townsend State Park near Port Townsed, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest / Washington State black and white nature photography series. Purchase Print The post Forest Trail, Fort Townsend State Park, Washington, 2014 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Goose Lake, Skamania County, Washington, 2007

    Steve
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A photograph of a fisherman in a float-tube on Goose Lake in Skamania County, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest / Washington State landscape photography series. Purchase Print The post Goose Lake, Skamania County, Washington, 2007 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
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    PHOTO JOURNEY

  • Jalori Pass to Serolsar Lake - Not all treks have to be difficult

    27 May 2015 | 1:33 am
    Serolsar is a beautiful lake situated in middle of dense forest around Jalori Pass of Kullu District. I have been to this lake twice and have seen 2 different colors of the lake, but I still want to visit it again. And probably during winters. This Photo Journey shares more about this trek from Jalori Pass to Serolsar Lake, along with some tips & other things to do around this place. READ MORE =>>
  • Craving to visit Firdaus (Naukuchiatal) to beat the heat || Summer vacation planning

    25 May 2015 | 8:46 pm
    It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. READ MORE =>>
  • In Kerala, you get more than 10 things to eat even when you order 2

    24 May 2015 | 2:34 am
    Last winter, Vibha and I visted North Kerala. This was first time for me in Kerala while it was second time for Vibha. Earlier she had explored south Kerala which is most popular among tourists. During this trip, we had decided to try only Kerala food and avoid anything which we usually eat in Delhi or North India. This exploration made us try varied stuff and our decision of staying in Home-stays made this trip even more exciting. This Photo Journey shares more about food of Kerala. READ MORE =>>
  • Lovleen Mishra - One of the brilliant Indian Theatre Aritsts

    24 May 2015 | 12:26 am
    This year, International Bharat Rang Mahotsav in Delhi also planned to show 'Kambakht Bulkul Aurat' play which is directed by Naseeruddin Shah. This play has some of the finest theatre artists and one of them was Loveleen. Every artist did a solo show and shared a story by acting different roles. I was super impressed with acting of Loveleen Mishra. There were different emotions in the beautiful story she enacted. READ MORE =>>
  • Caltrain journey from San Francisco to San Jose || California Diaries

    21 May 2015 | 5:03 am
    In the month of February this year, I visited California for official purpose. I was staying in San Francisco and for 2 of the days I had to visit San Jose. So Caltrain was the recommended option to commute.  This Photo Journey is sharing about the Caltrain journey, some recommendations and experiences I had.READ MORE =>>
 
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    All About Images Blog

  • Wonka Wants a New Camera

    Mark Mizen
    26 May 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Cameras are going to the dogs. Nikon has designed a new dog camera. When this new camera becomes available, it will take a photo whenever Wonka becomes excited and his heart rate increases. I am expecting photos of every bicyclist, jogger, school bus, and motorcycle that passes in front of our house since these are the things that excite Wonka. Wonka’s only request is for Nikon to add a selfie mode so that he can capture images that appeal to his sense of vanity.
  • Forever LIVE!

    Mark Mizen
    21 May 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Now is the time to make plans to attend Forever LIVE! It takes place September 24-27 in Atlanta, and I will be speaking, along with Nick Kelsh, Tory Johnson, Glen Meakem, and others. Discounted pricing expires May 31. See www.showclix.com/event/ForeverLIVE to register.
  • North Korea Shrinks Nuclear Weopons

    Mark Mizen
    21 May 2015 | 8:04 am
    North Korea’s new miniature nuclear weapon on parade with the older full-size version In a followup report to the recent announcement that North Korea has used Photoshop to launch missiles from submarines, we have now learned that North Korea has applied its Photoshop capability to miniaturize nuclear weapons. “With Photoshop we can have any size nuclear weapon we want,” exclaimed an excited Kim Jong Un. To create miniature nuclear weapons, North Korea was reported to have applied a 10% scaling factor through Photoshop’s Image Size command. “The possibilities are…
  • North Korea Photoshop War

    Mark Mizen
    20 May 2015 | 1:57 pm
    North Korea continues to fight its wars with Photoshop, rather than military weapons. Most recently, North Korea used photo editing technology to launch missiles from submarines. What I would like to know is whether or not the U.S. and its allies are maintaining Photoshop parity, and if they are, where are our faked military photos? After all, if North Korea can use Photoshop to create its armed forces we should be able to do the same thing and save money in the process. Photoshop technology would allow our military to implement new strategic defenses. First, we would have the NFL Missile,…
  • The Best Rectangle Is a Square

    Mark Mizen
    12 May 2015 | 10:23 am
    All squares are rectangles (see Long Live the Rectangle), but not all rectangles are squares and of all rectangles the square is the most flexible. I began to understand the reason for the square when I started traditional scrapbooks. 12×12 was the most popular size, and I adopted it for all my projects. When I switched to photo books, I continued to create squares: Horizontal and vertical photos fit on the page with minimal wasted space. Layouts with multiple photos make it easy to combine horizontal and vertical photos on the same page. There’s lots of space to add text. The…
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    The ProShow Blog

  • Creating and Embedding HTML 5 Video with ProShow 7

    Brandon
    26 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
    New in ProShow 7 is the ability to publish your slideshows to HTML5 video and easily embed your videos on your website or blog without any special plug-ins. HTML5 video is a relatively new standard that has really come into its own over the last few years. New to the HTML spec, you can now add a ‘video’ tag that tells the browser to embed a video on your site or blog. HTML5 is not a video format, but more an extension to HTML, combined with browser support, to allow you to embed a video on a webpage or blog without a special plug-in to play the video. Lets take a look at some of…
  • Using the Music Library in ProShow 7

    Brandon
    22 May 2015 | 6:58 am
    ProShow 7 offers a convenient, built-in music library, making it easier than ever to find the perfect soundtracks for your slideshows. Pick from 200+ songs and dozens of popular sound effects, all hand-picked to fit virtually every type of slideshow and licensed for personal and commercial use. Accessing + Browsing the Music Library To access the library, click on the Music Library icon located in the top toolbar of ProShow 7. On the left side of the Music Library window you’ll find navigation tabs that will help you browse all of the available tracks. Click one of the tabs located in…
  • ProShow 7 is Here: Take a Look at What’s New!

    Photodex
    20 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    We are so excited to announce the release of ProShow 7! Discover a new dimension of convenience and exciting possibilities for bringing your shows to life, including built-in music, free FX & content, new publishing options & more – right at your fingertips. Explore all of what’s new and try it free today > New Features in ProShow 7 Include: Music Library For the first time ever, ProShow 7 includes hundreds of royalty-free songs and dozens of sound FX, licensed for commercial & personal use and instantly available to use in your slideshows! Browse the built-in music…
  • Our Favorite ProShow Effects for Graduation Slideshows

    Amanda
    19 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    Working on a graduation slideshow for a client or loved one? We’ve rounded up our favorite ProShow effects that will make your graduation slideshows extra special. Try adding a fun floating caps transition to your show or use an animated timeline effect to tell the life story of your graduate. Browse our favorite instant FX below, selected from both free downloadable styles and also ProShow Effects Packs.             Make a Graduation Slideshow with ProShow ProShow is the perfect tool for making a graduation slideshow. You can easily mix photos, videos and…
  • Enter Your Best Promotional Video into the Ultimate Story Contest

    Photodex
    11 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Have you created a great self-promotional video about your business? Enter it into our Promo Video contest for a chance to win some really amazing prizes from Lumix, Tamron, Lowepro, Marathon Press and more! This contest is all about how you promote your work, passion and enthusiasm with your future clients. Video is one of the best ways to promote your business. and nothing tells a better story than the combination of still images and video with a very special touch of creativity. Looking for some inspiration? Check out the video below which was made using ProShow Producer to promote Shelter…
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    Photographer Marketing Tips Social Media Pricing Guide SEO

  • Starbucks: Expansion to Italy?

    Lawrence
    24 May 2015 | 10:45 am
    Why isn’t Starbucks in Italy? Before I can answer that question, let’s first examine Italy’s coffee culture. For those who know me, I love Starbucks, Apple, and Google. To satisfy my curiosity, I like to research my fancied brands. Let’s see … Italy’s Coffee Culture Italians take great pride in their coffee culture. It makes a lot of sense considering that the espresso machine was invented and patented in Italy in 1884 by Angelo Moriondo. With this in mind, the coffee market in Italy was a mature one with “penetration reaching almost 100%.” According to…
  • How to Calculate Your Break-Even Point

    Lawrence
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:49 pm
    One of the most important tools in business is to calculate how fast you can break even [every year]. Basically, it means that you have to sell X-number of items before you can start turning a profit. This is different than ROI or ROIC. This helps you: identify realistic goals clarify target audience set reasonable prices target cost reductions In a nutshell, the formula is as follows: Below, I’ll list examples of fixed costs and variable costs. Break-Even Example Let’s imagine that you sell coffee. Your company’s fixed costs (per year), including salaries, is $100,000. The…
  • How to Calculate Sales Volume (Weighted Average)

    Lawrence
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:24 am
    It’s common perception that 80% of your business comes from 20% of your clients. This was popularized by the Pareto Principle (also known as Pareto Efficiency). There’s also another belief that 90% of the web content is produced by 10% of users (“1% Internet Culture Rule”), which is what Google Local Guides hopes to achieve. However, is there a way to empirically verify this? Certainly! Example + Tutorial I fabricated a scenario below. You can adjust the numbers to fit your needs. The goal is to calculate the weighted average. Weighted Average Explained Imagine that…
  • Building Loyal Followers

    Lawrence
    7 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    Recently, a small business owner asked me whether she should give away thank-you gifts for referrals. My response was outright no. I do believe in thank-you cards, but gifts should be spontaneous, such as, “I saw this item and thought of you!” The reason is because of the habit loop. If the reward is extrinsic (quantifiable), would referrals stop coming if, but not limited to: you stop giving gifts a competitor gives better gifts When it comes to competitive strategy, your goal is to create entrenched value. Entrenched value is having a competitive advantage (e.g., inimitability /…
  • 3 Most Important Financial Factors in Business

    Lawrence
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
    The goal of every business is to make money. I know. However, how do you accurately measure profitability? Recently, I came upon a book that explained these axioms very nicely. It’s called The Goal – An Process of Ongoing Improvement. It is a fun novel with embedded strategies about business and operational constraints. Net Profit It’s not as simple as how many small businesses operate their finances (money in minus money out = profit). Wrong. There are many other factors to consider, such as depreciation, discount rate, cost of goods sold, and so forth. While this is a good…
 
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    Image Fusion Studio - Dallas professional photography

  • Headshot Photography session with Nick

    Daveb
    11 May 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Had an outstanding Headshot session with Nick.  He is a budding actor and a Whovian. Here are a few of the shots .   The post Headshot Photography session with Nick appeared first on Image Fusion Studio - Dallas professional photography.
  • Shooting Savvy

    Daveb
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    Recently,  I came across an image created by a pretty famous photographer that I really liked a lot. I liked it so much that I wanted to put my own spin on his concept and create something cool for the photoblog. The concept was simple enough a model on a dark background with a blindfold over eyes. I did not like the concept of the blindfold because it seemed to carry too much emotional baggage. So instead of that idea,  I decided to use a piece of lace. That conveyed me a whole different mood and feel. I really liked the way that concept was coming together. The next part of the…
  • Arkansas Personal Rights Protection Act

    Daveb
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    Here we go. Of the rails again. I don’t normally take to this blog to write about wholly political issues. I have tried to make this blog and website in general really about great photography and help to give photographers, both professional and hobbyists some ideas and tips from my experience that will help them expand their understanding of this great field that I am privileged to be a part of. But now is the time that I feel as a professional photographer the need to really speak out in the strongest possible terms about something that a state government is attempting to hoist on…
  • MY Popular Images at 500PX.com

    Daveb
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:52 pm
    500PX (Said as 500Pixels for the uninitiated) is a photosharing site rather like flickr that I belong to.  500px has an algorithm in place to allow recently uploaded photos of a high standard to be displayed at the forefront of the site. Views, likes and favorites all contribute to a photo’s rating or ‘Pulse’. The higher the Pulse the more likely it is to get to the “Popular” page and the higher the chance it has of being seen by other users. This is a great place to see other photographers work,  and to see that sometimes I can actually get to play on the…
  • Building Websites for Photographers

    Daveb
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    One topic comes up all of the time is the question of websites for photographers and how the photographer goes about getting online. This is especially critical for new photographers trying to enter the business. Even veteran photographers are always looking for a way to build effective, engaging, and business enhancing websites. The answer always comes up in discussions about photographer websites is to contact one of the template site hosting companies that cater to photographers. There are many of them out there some are better than others but for the most part those sites, while making…
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    LensRentals Blog

  • May 12th - Customer Service Closing Early

    Lensrentals
    12 May 2015 | 6:38 am
    On May 7th, our customer service manager, Sharon Perez, passed away unexpectedly. Sharon was a wonderful friend and co-worker for the past 4 1/2 years. She was an integral part of our Lensrentals family and she will be sorely missed by all of us. Out of respect for our friend Sharon, and to allow her co-workers to attend her memorial service, our customer service department will be closing at 12:00 PM CT today. If you need our assistance, please call us before this time. We will have staff monitoring email throughout the afternoon but our response times will be slower than normal.
  • Canon Announces T6 Sensor Recall

    Roger Cicala
    9 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    I want to give credit to Canon for so quickly handling the problem we first reported with some T6 sensors. We announced the problem on April 30th, and within 10 days Canon had determined which cameras were affected (those with Serial Numbers beginning with "01 or "02") and issued a product alert. Let me add that most cameras in the affected SN range do NOT have the problem. Some cameras have a mark in the battery door that identifies them as not possibly affected. Credit for image, Canon, USA. http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer?pageKeyCode=prdAdvDetail&docId=0901e02480f0bcb2…
  • Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 G OSS Resolution Test

    Roger Cicala
    4 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    We got a pre-release set of Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 G OSS Macro lenses in for preliminary testing last week, and I was kind of excited about this lens for a couple of reasons. First it simply gives me a nice short telephoto prime option that has been lacking in the lineup (although the Zeiss 85mm Batis lens will be coming along fairly soon). Second, it gives me a true macro lens at the focal length I prefer. Image Courtesy Sony, USA   I hoped that the combination of a good macro lens with the A7r sensor would turn out to be a winner. We used our Imatest lab to compare Sony 90mm f/2.8 G OSS…
  • Canon T6 Sensor Issue

    Roger Cicala
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    NOTE: As of May 8th, Canon has issued a recall of affected units. My hat is off to them for superb Customer Care. I didn't dream it could be done this quickly.  Roger   Every once in a while we notice something, because of the large quantities of cameras and lenses we buy, that we think people should be aware of. This particular issue won't affect our renters; we've sent the affected cameras back. It may not affect very many people at all, since this is from a relatively small sample size. But I still think it worth mentioning. The bottom line is that 4 of the Canon T6s and 2 of the T6i…
  • The Best Products of NAB 2015

    Zach Sutton
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    This past week, I had the unique opportunity to go to the National Association of Broadcasters' trade show, more commonly known as NAB. To say NAB is massive, is a gross understatement; with over 100 thousand people in attendance, and over 1 million square feet in booths and other showrooms, NAB is one of the largest expos and trade shows in Las Vegas. LensRentals was there to see all the new products as they were announced, as well as supply gear for Post Production World - an educational function held within the NAB trade show. Given the size of NAB, it's nearly impossible to see everything…
 
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    Art Wolfe » Blog

  • Denver Doings

    Art Wolfe
    24 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    I will be presenting Earth Is My Witness at the Gates Planetarium at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) on Friday, June 5th. On the following day I will be giving my Art of Composition Seminar at the DMNS Ricketson Auditorium. Consider these for a Father’s Day gift or a graduation present! “Without hesitation it was the best photography workshop I have ever attended. By best I mean he combines the finest qualities of artist, photographer and teacher (including the ability to entertain), which is a rare combination today.” —Laurie N.
  • Free Shipping Memorial Day Weekend!

    Art Wolfe
    22 May 2015 | 8:38 am
    Order any product on the store and receive free shipping! This can be a significant savings when ordering many of Art Wolfe’s books—Earth Is My Witness alone weighs in at 9 lbs! Use coupon code memorialsale; offer good within the USA through Midnight May 25th.
  • Yes on Initiative 1401: Save Animals Facing Extinction

    Art Wolfe
    20 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Illegal poaching and wildlife trafficking is the fourth largest transnational crime behind weapon, drug, and human trafficking, and funds other types of violence and criminal organizations across the globe. Passing I-1401 will help reduce that violence. In addition, many of the animals protected by I-1401 are killed for medicinal use despite no real evidence of the efficacy of these expensive treatments. While New York and New Jersey have passed laws to protect elephants and rhinos, I-1401 will prohibit and strengthen the penalties for the sale, purchase and distribution of products made from…
  • New Earth Is My Witness Events, Web Page & More!

    Art Wolfe
    18 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    I have launched a new page for all things Earth Is My Witness related! witness.artwolfe.com You will find information on the presentations and seminars surrounding the book. The next one coming up is at the Gates Planetarium in Denver, on June 5th with an Art of Composition seminar the following day on June 6th. Recently Earth Is My Witness won three major awards: 2015 Silver IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Nature & Environment 2015 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards 2015 Independent Publisher Award gold medal in the photography category But this is the biggest thrill of…
  • Technique Episode #2: Using Elements of Design

    Art Wolfe
    15 May 2015 | 8:42 am
    When I photograph, I am always looking for elements of design such as line, pattern and texture, as visual cues. Shot on South Georgia Island. For one week only, save 25% off Migrations: Wildlife in Motion by entering the coupon code migrate after you have the book in your cart.
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    Tim Stanley Photography

  • Snake Bite

    Tim Stanley
    26 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    One of the coolest cars to come from Dodge has been the Viper. It’s one of those cars I have admired from a distance. That is, I’m no expert on the series and its features, but have always liked the appeal of the vehicle. This beautiful example pulled in to the end of the line at […]The post Snake Bite appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • Mission Concepción Pano

    Tim Stanley
    30 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Mission Concepcion, in San Antonio, Texas, looks pretty much as it did in the mid-1700s. It is still in use for worship today, which makes it all that more special. Though it may not be as large or elaborate as newer churches, the feeling of holiness still prevails in this traditional setting.    The post Mission Concepción Pano appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • Chase Tower Observation Deck

    Tim Stanley
    12 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Not working downtown, I rarely have an opportunity to enjoy a view of downtown from other than street level. I recently learned about the Chase Tower’s observation deck on the 60th floor, with a great view of the western side of Houston. Since it’s only open during regular business hours on weekdays, it takes a […]The post Chase Tower Observation Deck appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • Yellow Iris

    Tim Stanley
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Continuing with my garden theme, this yellow iris was just down the fence from my roses. The yellow petals were so bright, I waited for a cloudy moment, so the details would show up better. This small iris is a pretty flower, but many times it can look wilty (is that really a word, wilty?) or can look […]The post Yellow Iris appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • Springtime Offerings

    Tim Stanley
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Springtime is a fun time for photographers, if you like flowers that is. I didn’t expect to, but I have acquired an appreciation for the simplicity of flower images.  For a few weeks, my backyard offers up a selection of roses and lilies that make good candidates for the camera. I have to hurry though. A […]The post Springtime Offerings appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
 
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    SIGMA Blog

  • Boudoir Photography Session 1: How to Take a Good Bed Posing Photo

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    In the first episode, Sigma Pro Jen Rozenbaum provides great advice on how to take a good bed posing photo with […] The post Boudoir Photography Session 1: How to Take a Good Bed Posing Photo appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • Boudoir Photography Session: Introduction

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Introducing a new educational video series from Sigma Pro Jen Rozenbaum about almost everything there is to know about boudoir photography! Jen is here to provide instruction on posing, lighting, wardrobe, shooting any woman in any scenario and many more! The post Boudoir Photography Session: Introduction appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • The Sigma 150-600mm Sports On the North Shore of Oahu

    Robert O'Toole
    12 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Hawaii and the north shore of Oahu has to be one of the greatest places on the planet for the size consistency and quality of the surf. In December I was lucky to be there with the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports for a chance to shoot one of the first real swells of the 2014-2015 winter. The lens is really is one of the best lenses I have ever used in Hawaii. Handheld or on a tripod this lens performs. Check out some of my favorite images from this trip below. If you have any questions or comments be sure to share 'em in the comments section. The post The Sigma 150-600mm Sports…
  • Creating Sports Banners

    Steve Chesler
    5 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Walking in to the gym at our local high school, you can’t help but notice the two 20 foot wide by 6 foot tall vinyl banners of both the boys and girls varsity basketball teams. I’ve received numerous comments on them including one person who said, “As soon as I entered the gym, I knew it was a ‘Chesler’ image.” It’s a marketing jackpot that pays for itself over and over in exposure to other teams and high school seniors for their portrait sessions. In this blog post I will go over how I got the job, how I shot it, how I created it and the sales I made from it. The post Creating…
  • Richard Bagdonas: May’s Sigma SuperFan

    Sigma
    2 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    We are pleased to announce Richard Bagdonis, of Jacksonville, Florida as our May #SigmaSuperFan. The post Richard Bagdonas: May’s Sigma SuperFan appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
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    SonyAlphaLab.com

  • FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens – Lab Testing – SEL24240

    Jay
    23 May 2015 | 8:19 am
    I wanted to show you all what the new FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens is capable of in the Lab, so this morning I got up before everybody else and took some test photos in both Raw and Jpeg Quality. I wanted to show you the SEL24240 lens distortion in particular when shooting raw and […]
  • Testing Sony FE 28mm Lens and Both Conversion lenses

    Jay
    17 May 2015 | 8:26 am
    In this really quick video I will show you exactly what the Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens looks like with both 21mm f/2.8 wide angle and 16mmm f/3.5 Fisheye conversion lenses, while filming in 1080/24p with my full frame Sony A7r. I went down to the green bridge for this test because it offers a […]
  • UnBoxing The New Lenses and A Few 24-240mm Sample Photos

    Jay
    15 May 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Hello again everybody and in this quick article I will share the unboxing video of all the new gear including: Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens,  FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS lens, FE 28mm f/2 lens plus the 21mm Ultra-Wide Conversion Lens and the  16mm Fisheye Conversion Lens. I also managed to take a few sample […]
  • New Reviews! Touit 50mm Macro, FE 24-240mm Lens, FE 28mm f/2 Lens and more…

    Jay
    12 May 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Hi everybody and we have some new gear on the way for the next wave of reviews! Up this month will be the very highly anticipated Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens which I have been wanting to review for some time! Next we have the new extremely light weight and affordable FE 28mm f/2 […]
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Review – Compared To Sony…

    Jay
    9 May 2015 | 3:22 am
    In this Review I’m going to cover the new Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II Micro 4/3rds Mirrorless Camera in detail as it relates to the Sony mirrorless cameras. After all, this is SonyAlphaLab, and I want to give you a taste of what the competition is up to. In this case Olympus with their killer […]
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    Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

  • Fotobug - Episode 130 - Light Painting Basics

    fotobug
    17 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Welcome to The Fotobug podcast number 130!  In recent news, Canon releases an advisory regarding sensor defects on the Rebel T6i/T6s, Wyoming law makers pass a really, really dumb law that could have a very serious effect on photographers, MIT researchers have developed an algorithm that will allow cameras to remove glass reflections from your images, and former students from the robotics lab at UC Berkley are coming out with Lily, a UAV that will follow and videotape (or photograph) holding a special puck - a super selfie! Also - May 29th is the last day to take advantage of Adobe’s…
  • Fotobug - Episode 129 - Macro Light Painting

    fotobug
    3 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Welcome to The Fotobug podcast 129!  In recent news, Apple has acquired camera technology company Linx for $20 million, Ricoh established an initiative to salvage, clean scan and return photographic prints found in the area devastated by the March 2011 earthquake in Japan.  Adobe just released a Creative Cloud version of Lightroom, and if you want a really big lens, there is a NASA lens available right now on eBay.  For more details and more recent news items, be sure to listen to the entire podcast! Jim and Fred also do a review of the original Lytro cameras!  If you have one and would…
  • Fotobug - Episode 128 - The ABCs of B&W

    fotobug
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    This has been a busy couple of weeks - the first annual Tampa Bay Photo Shootout is now history and we have some behind the scenes video and an interview with Jillian from Tamron! In recent news, the Colorado legislature has introduced a new bill that, if signed into law, will prevent law enforcement officers from interfering with citizens who are photographing or recording police activity while Texas wants to penalize photographers who  film or photograph police within 15 feet of an incident. Lensbaby has introduced a new portrait lens that produces a velvety image. In UAV news, DJI has…
  • Fotobug - Episode 127 - Iceland 2015

    fotobug
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    Spring is finally here and Fred and Jim head out to the local state park at Honeymoon Island to tape the most recent podcast!  In recent news, instant film company Impossible has released a Generation 2.0 film called B&W 2.0 and claims it is sharper and clearer than previous versions, a Poloroid camera repair company has just introduced its own instant camera called the Mint, Amazon just announced a new cloud storage service for photographers that allows unlimited storage for $12 a year, GoPro just stopped their daily “Everything we Make” give away and have been awarded a grant for a…
  • Fotobug - Episode 126 - Introduction to UAVs

    fotobug
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    Welcome to podcast number 126.  In recent news, World Press Photo has stripped Giovanni Troilo of his prize for indicating the winning photo was taken elsewhere than indicated, a team at Harvard School of Engineering has developed a method for making flat lenses that could dramatically reduce the size and weight of camera lenses in the future, a new platform called Defrozo has launched on Kickstarter offering photographers online services needed to market and run a photography business, and the developers behind Facetune have created a new app called Enlight, a general purpose image editor…
 
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    Feature Shoot

  • Titillating Portraits of Female Burlesque Performers Of a Certain Age

    Elyssa Goodman
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    La Savona Suzette Fontaine It’s no secret there’s a consistent lapse in recognizing the sexuality of people who have become known as “women of a certain age,” especially in the entertainment industry. French-born, Los Angeles-based photographer Marie Baronnet slaps that idea in the face, however, with her series Legends. For Legends, Baronnet photographed former burlesque performers, who are all between 65 and 90 years of age, in their homes, sometimes in their original costumes. The women who performed under names like Lottie the Body, Viva La Fever, and Bambi Jones are equal parts…
  • Remembering Iconic Photographer Mary Ellen Mark

    Alison Zavos
    26 May 2015 | 11:46 am
    Back in 2005, when I thought I wanted to be a photographer, I took a few classes at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in NYC. One was a lighting class taught by one of Mary Ellen Mark’s previous assistants (who had since moved on to do lighting at a museum). To my surprise and delight, Mary Ellen Mark was actually a student in the class. She showed up, took notes, did the assignments and asked questions. She was also very generous with her time (and stories) and she indulged all of our incredibly naïve questions about her her work and career. She even signed my book (see…
  • VIDEO: Bob Gruen on His Unforgettable Long Exposure Shot of Tina Turner Dancing

    Ellyn Kail
    26 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Last month, Feature Shoot hosted the first ever edition of The BlowUp, a new quarterly event in which we ask about fifteen outstanding photographers to tell the stories behind one of their favorite images. The theme was music, and Bob Gruen selected his serendipitous shot of Tina Turner exiting the stage at the close of an enthusiastic concert, illuminated by a pulsating strobe light. He only had three or four frames left during the fateful evening, and on whim, he left his shutter open for an entire second as she traipsed offstage. It became shot that changed his life, plunging him into what…
  • Photographer Beautifully Captures Growth and Decay Through Sheets of Plexiglass Filters

    Kayla Chobotiuk
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Photographer Krista Steinke spends her summers at Purgatory Road, a wooden region of rural New York that is divided by an infamous dirt-covered path. On one side of the road is a cavernous slope that is ominous, damp, and bug infested. On the opposite side lies a lush, peaceful forest. The intersection of this unusual landscape sets the tone for her series, also titled Purgatory Road. Here, she uses her camera to explore a metaphoric state of “in-between”. The series is a combination of scenes shot on location, and still life’s of specimen collected on her walks through the woods.
  • Photographer Hatnim Lee Captures All Walks of Life Inside Her Parents’ Liquor Store

    Ellyn Kail
    26 May 2015 | 5:58 am
    When Korean-born photographer Hatnim Lee was a child, her parents’ Washington, D.C. liquor store was a home away from home. She was an infant when her parents moved to the United States to open up shop, and she spent much of her childhood chipping in and helping out. Their customers became a sort of extended family, popping by throughout the day to peer in and wave hello behind a layer of thick plexiglass. Plexiglass is Lee’s album of the community built by her parent’s liquor store, an ode to their hard work and to the people she has come to know both intimately and at a distance. The…
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    Storyteller

  • Nikon D4 Video Settings

    Stanley Leary
    27 May 2015 | 5:20 am
    This is based on my experience and others may have other suggestions that might contradict my comments. When shooting video on your Nikon D4 there are a few settings I recommend. When this becomes... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Memorial Day remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces

    Stanley Leary
    25 May 2015 | 1:29 pm
    ON THE BEACH: The first wave of Marines takes cover behind the sand dunes on Saipan beach, during the World War II invasion of Marianas Islands. The soldier kneeling in the sand at far right is Carl... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Getting the Iconic travel photo

    Stanley Leary
    19 May 2015 | 9:20 pm
    3 photos stitched together, Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 100, ƒ/9, 15 sec Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 100, ƒ/7.1, 20 sec When I am traveling... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Scanning old negatives

    Stanley Leary
    18 May 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Pentax K1000 & Pentax 135mm lens, Kodak Tri-X  [April 7, 1982] My daughter is really loving theater and this made me want to pull out some photos I shot during college at East Carolina... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • The Principles of photography versus the Techniques of Photography

    Stanley Leary
    15 May 2015 | 7:40 am
    Nikon D4, Nikon 85mm ƒ/1.8G, ISO 100, ƒ/1.8, 1/400 Have you ever noticed that when you use a technique that some famous photographer perfected and maybe even taught you that you don't get the same... Just snippet go to article for more.
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    PhotographySILO.com

  • Peak Design Slide

    Lawrence
    26 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Looks like a normal strap with the exception of the ingenious patented Anchor Link ® connection that allows for easy attachment and detachment of the camera. If you are one of the many kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peak-design/slide-and-clutch-versatile-camera-sling-and-hand-s/description backers, then you know the Peak Design Slide is far from a normal camera strap. Upon initial examination, […] The post Peak Design Slide appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • lily camera hands on live demo with PhotographySILO.com

    Lawrence
    16 May 2015 | 12:59 am
    As all of you photographers know, the days of being only a photographer has long past with the introduction of video built into today’s modern DSLRS. I must say that I am a happy adapter into this new service offering of Cinema at http://www.LawrenceAtienza.com. With the most recent boom in drones in the world of […] The post lily camera hands on live demo with PhotographySILO.com appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Nova off camera flash for iPhone

    Lawrence
    13 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Pure amazement that a flash is now available for  iPhones. We are no longer bound by the ugly on camera flash of our iPhones. I love how there is flexibility to change the white balance from cool to warm. The Nova app is easy to use. The test button is similar to the […] The post Nova off camera flash for iPhone appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Hot off the Press – “Throw-and-Shoot” Camera, Lily, Debuts Available for Pre-Order on May 12

    Lawrence
    12 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    A few days ago, I was fortunate enough to meet Antoine, the CEO of Lily for a media preview of Lily. Even though it was just a prototype, I must say that I am thoroughly impressed with it’s potential for use in not only in a personal capacity while out on the beach surfing or […] The post Hot off the Press – “Throw-and-Shoot” Camera, Lily, Debuts Available for Pre-Order on May 12 appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Hot off the Press – MindShift Gear Adds Higher Volume rotation180°® Horizon™ to product offering

    Lawrence
    9 May 2015 | 2:16 am
    Hey peeps. As you have probably seen around the interwebs, the folks at Mindshift Gear the sister company of our beloved think tank photo added a new bag to their award winning Rotating Backpacks with the Higher Volume rotation180°® Horizon™.  If you are familiar with the Mindshift Gear rotation180°® Professional Deluxe, then you’ll know that […] The post Hot off the Press – MindShift Gear Adds Higher Volume rotation180°® Horizon™ to product offering appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
 
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    Photographic Blog

  • Top 15 Photography Blogs to follow in 2015

    PhotographicBlog
    17 May 2015 | 7:24 pm
      I am an avid (some say rabid) amatuer photographer for many years now.  I love to travel the world and explore thru the lens of my camera.  However there are places I will probably never visit and pictures I will never have the opportunity to capture, I turn to the internet to satisfy for phototgraphic hunger when I’m home between trips and shoots. There are thousands of phtograpic blogs and sites out there – and like anyone I have more than my share of favorites that send me daily tips and top photos.. In order to help you out, I’ve put together a list of some of my…
  • The Best Underwater Digital Cameras Under $500

    PhotographicBlog
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    Are you looking for the best underwater camera on the market but are on a tight budget? Well, we’re offering the three best underwater digital cameras under $500. So, whether you’re looking to spend £150 or more, take a look at our top waterproof camera picks.  What is the Best Camera to Buy? The best camera will be determined by your needs. Whilst you might be looking for durable underwater camera housing to survive arduous conditions, another person might simply be in need of a stylish piece of equipment to take on a sunny holiday. So, don’t just scan the following…
  • The Top 10 Camera Bags

    Oli
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
    With the amount of money that you spend on your camera and lenses, you definitely don’t want to skimp on a decent bag to carry your equipment. A good camera bag will provide plenty of protection for the equipment inside incase of knocks. It will need various compartments to house different equipment / lenses and your “extras” like memory cards and spare batteries. For this reason, some frequent travellers actually opt for a piece of carry on luggage to transport their camera. The camera should be easily accessible so you can remove it quickly if required and a comfortable…
  • Amazing Photos

    Tony
    29 Apr 2015 | 8:12 am
    Amazing photos Here’s some amazing, quirky and interesting photos taken from all over the world. Lavender field A real ‘angry bird’ Kilchurn castle, Scotland There’s always one that wants to ruin the shot! New Zealand ‘The milkyway as seen from Mars’ Taken with the Hubble telescope…..amazing clarity! How do you do! They know how to have fun in Brazil! NewYork at twilight scary! …sounds about right! Great photo of a Fox neat capture! Dragonfly covered in dew what you lookin’ at? Lightning out to sea Tiger shark The Palouse region,…
  • The Top 20 High Quality Camera Tripods over $200

    Oli
    29 Apr 2015 | 8:08 am
    We have looked at camera tripods before on PhotographicBlog when we looked at the top 20 under $150, in today’s post we’re going to be looking at slightly higher end ones which cost over $200. These are sorted by popularity according to Amazon.com. Featured image is Tripod Anyone by Christina Ann VanMeter 1. Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber 3 Section Tripod Developed to meet the needs of the most demanding professionals and photography enthusiasts who want the best in terms of performance and quality, the new 055CX PRO3 carbon tripods are extremely versatile and feature an…
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    The Photo Argus

  • The Best National Parks For Landscape Photography

    Marc Andre
    26 May 2015 | 5:49 am
    National parks provide some of the most iconic views and beautiful landscapes. As a result, the parks are a tremendous resource for photographers as well as tourists. But with so many parks it can be quite difficult to choose which ones you want to visit. In this article we’ll take a look at 7 of […] The post The Best National Parks For Landscape Photography appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • 55 Beautiful Macro Flower Pictures

    Argus
    25 May 2015 | 7:52 am
    Macro photography is about shooting objects up close. Flowers are popular subjects that provide lots of detail, have a variety of shapes and colors, work well with lighting, and they generally are very beautiful and pleasing to look at which provides a photographer with a lot to work with when making great images. If you’re […] The post 55 Beautiful Macro Flower Pictures appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • Proof Like a Pro: Online or In-Person Photo Proofing?

    Nancy Young
    22 May 2015 | 6:27 am
    After you have set up the photo session, taken the pictures and edited them, the next step is showing the work to your client. Essentially, photo proofing is a process when a photographer views the photographs he/she has taken with the client, to give the client the opportunity to choose the best shots from a […] The post Proof Like a Pro: Online or In-Person Photo Proofing? appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • 30 Crazy-Cool Pictures Taken With Film Cameras

    Nancy Young
    21 May 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Pictures taken with an old film camera are like fragments of memories or retro movies. If you’re young enough, you may have only ever owned a digital camera. For older people there may be some nostalgia for old cameras, whether it be a fully manual 35mm SLR or usual point-and-shoot. Despite the digital’s dominance, film […] The post 30 Crazy-Cool Pictures Taken With Film Cameras appeared first on The Photo Argus.
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    See You Behind the Lens...

  • How to Design the Perfect Business Logo [Infographic]

    Richard Stinson
    2 May 2015 | 2:12 pm
    A business logo is more than just a pretty graphic. It is the representation of an entire brand, a symbol that determines how people feel and react about your company. So what ingredients make up a tasty, irresistible logo? This infographic from Company Folders will provide you with ideas that a successful logo design must have.How to Design the Perfect Business LogoJoin us on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ , Twitter, or sneak a peek at our photography on Dakota Visions Photography, LLC. Until next time, we'll see you behind the lens... Subscribe to See You Behind the Lens...by Richard S -…
  • Ultimate Guide to Creating Visually Appealing Content [Infographic]

    Richard Stinson
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Why is visually appealing content so important? Our answer would be that the social media engagement, backlinks, and increased views keep our website continually higher ranked on search engine as well as increased overall readership. Key pieces to keeping the website (and our business) running.Want to learn how to create more visually appealing content? Then check out this great infographic put together by the folks over at QuickSprout.Courtesy of: Quick SproutJoin us on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ , Twitter, or sneak a peek at our photography on Dakota Visions Photography, LLC. Until next…
  • New! Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 Update Available Today

    Richard Stinson
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:35 pm
    For a list of the technical details and new feature list, see below:Browse EnhancementsPersistent Thumbnail Cache: Stores thumbnails are previews on disk so that when you go back to folder a second time it loads much faster. You can control the size and location in the preferences.Improved Detail View: Our goal was to reduce or eliminate seeing pixelated previews in Detail View. It now generates a larger preview up front so you will see less pixelated previews. It also reads ahead and behind so that when you move between images there is no pixelation. It also continues to process thumbnails…
  • Quote of the Day: A Mind Stretched...

    Richard Stinson
    12 Apr 2015 | 2:32 pm
    A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions.-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.Join us on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ , Twitter, or sneak a peek at our photography on Dakota Visions Photography, LLC. Until next time, we'll see you behind the lens...Subscribe to See You Behind the Lens...by Richard S - Dakota Visions Photography, LLC© 2011-15 Dakota Visions Photography, LLC - All rights reserved.
  • Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 - Coming Soon!

    Richard Stinson
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Not yet, but just around the corner (in around two weeks), Perfect Photo Suite 9.5, an updated version to Perfect Photo Suite 9 will be available for owners to download – FOR FREE. So, how will we notify Suite 9 owners once it’s posted? We will do the following:Email registered users the day 9.5 is posted to our siteAuto update feature built into the app will prompt you to download the update once it’s postedYou can also get it here at any time after the post dateIncluded in this latest update are many significant performance and feature improvements.Key Enhancements in Perfect Photo…
 
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    ISO 1200 Magazine | Photography Video blog for photographers

  • GEAR REVIEW: The $125 Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens (the 2015 nifty-fifty) by Chris Lavigne

    27 May 2015 | 6:42 am
    Don´t you have a  nifty-fifty yet? Are you a filmmaker and don´t like the plastic sound of your old 50mm? Don´t you know how to get images with bokeh?. Our friend  Chris Lavigne from wistia.com shares with us this video gear review about the new Canon 50mm: This new 50mm f/1.8 STM replaces the plastic 50mm f/1.8 wonder-lens referred to as the 'nifty-fifty'. It received some welcome updates
  • Battle of the Bokeh: Canon 85mm f/1.2L vs Mitakon ZY Optics 85mm f/1.2

    27 May 2015 | 3:12 am
    After a slightly lengthy absence, Battle of the Bokeh is back with a Chinese Zhongyi Optics Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 (http://amzn.to/1SBu0xo)! At $800, it's quite affordable, but can it upstage the king of 85mm lenses - the Canon 85mm f/1.2L (http://bit.ly/Canon85f12L) - when it comes to image quality and bokeh? Text and video via DigitalRev TV <!-- End BuySellAds Zone Code -->
  • Boken Raton: What happens when Dani Diamond shoots photographer Benjamin Von Wong

    26 May 2015 | 12:34 pm
    This is what happens when Dani Diamond shoots photographer Benjamin Von Wong in New Orleans during the RGG EDU tutorial production on Dani Diamond. To view this Natural Light Photography Tutorial, please visit www.rggedu.com Make sure to register on the homepage with your e-mail address to receive an early bird discount. p <!-- End BuySellAds Zone Code -->
  • The definitive video tutorial on how to light a portrait on location with Peter Hurley

    26 May 2015 | 3:21 am
    In november 2014, Profoto teamed up with renowned photography site Fstoppers (website) and top photographer Peter Hurley (website) to create the definitive video tutorial on how to light a portrait on location. © Peter Hurley During these 40 minutes Hurley will guide you through different lighting scenarios and different challenges a portrait photographer might face on location. He
  • How to make a DIY Steadicam™ (Camera counter balance)

    25 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Here’s what you’ll need: 3 lengths of 3/4″ steel pipe 3/4″ steel pipe T fitting 1/4-20 x 1 ” screw and two 1/4-20 nuts 2 3/4″ steep pipe caps 1 3/4″ steel pipe flange 1 1/2″ PVC pipe (about 6″ in length) Duct tape Flat black spray paint For more info on how to create your own DIY Steadicam (camera counter balance) visit iliketomakestuff.com <!-- End BuySellAds Zone Code -->
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    Admiring Light

  • Review: Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Sonnar T*

    Jordan Steele
    20 May 2015 | 6:38 pm
    The Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar has been around since the beginning of Sony’s full frame E-Mount launch, and a lot of people consider it an outstanding lens.  I thought about not doing an FE 55mm f/1.8 review, as it’s been out for a while, but after using the lens over the past two weeks, I simply have to share my thoughts and feelings on this lens. Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar on the Sony A7 II Construction and Handling The FE 55mm f/1.8 shares the same all-metal construction that is found on essentially all the Sony Zeiss lenses.  The smooth aluminum barrel has no creaks…
  • Review: Zeiss FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Distagon T*

    Jordan Steele
    12 May 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Sony’s been fleshing out their full frame FE lens lineup for E-Mount fairly quickly over the past year and a half, as the total FE system is now up to 11 native AF lenses.  One of the newest lenses to hit the street is aimed squarely at the professional and enthusiast with the no-compromises Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon.  In stark contrast to the slower and significantly smaller Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 Sonnar, released at the launch of the FE line, the 35mm f/1.4 is a huge lens with a large aperture, and promises top-flight image quality.  With a $1,600 US price tag to go along with the large…
  • Sony Zeiss FE 35mm f/1.4 vs. Fuji XF 23mm f/1.4

    Jordan Steele
    8 May 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Ok, so this is one of those comparisons that really isn’t particularly fair.  You’ve got a $1,600 Zeiss prime up against a $900 Fuji prime, and the test bed cameras aren’t the same resolution.  There are lots of problems with testing like this, but I’m going to do it anyway.  Why?  It’s fun!  Today I’m comparing the Sony Zeiss FE 35mm f/1.4 (reviewed here), mounted on the Sony A7 II and the Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 (reviewed here), mounted on the Fuji X-T1.  Both of these lenses have approximately the same field of view, and they both have the same fast…
  • Using the Sony A7 II as a Digital Canon FD Camera

    Jordan Steele
    3 May 2015 | 1:20 pm
    I’ve written in the past about adapting old manual focus lenses to mirrorless cameras, something that I think that most everyone should try out from time to time. With the release of Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras, using old manual focus lenses becomes even easier, as these lenses were designed for a 35mm frame, and so the native fields of view are intact.  With the release of the Sony A7 Mark II (reviewed here), using adapted lenses becomes even more exciting, as these old lenses suddenly become image stabilized lenses. My Canon FD system with the A7 II – 24mm f/2.8,…
  • Waterfall Season

    Jordan Steele
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Spring is in the air, and the world is turning green once again.  Spring is also the time when many waterfalls tend to run at their fullest, so now is an ideal time for photographing waterfalls. I’ve taken advantage of some of the flow already, though a few weeks more will bring brighter and more lush vegetation surrounding these lovely natural features. If you haven’t tried your hand at shooting waterfalls, or are looking for some help in getting the most out your waterfall photos, here are some important things to keep in mind. A Tripod is a Must It may seem obvious, but…
 
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    Birmingham Photographer Commercial and Editorial | Edward Moss

  • Front cover and inside feature for EHN

    Ed Moss
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:57 am
    This months Environmental Health news features a front cover and picture story I shot in Nottingham about “Men in sheds.” “Men in Sheds is a Nottingham based project for men aged 60 years and over. It aims to bring older men together to put their practical skills to good use and encourage them to be […] The post Front cover and inside feature for EHN appeared first on Birmingham Photographer Commercial and Editorial | Edward Moss.
  • Death of general election posters

    Ed Moss
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:53 am
    Interesting article about the death of the election poster by the BBC The post Death of general election posters appeared first on Birmingham Photographer Commercial and Editorial | Edward Moss.
  • HSBC move it’s UK headquarters to Birmingham

    Ed Moss
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:51 am
    One of the biggest property and jobs deals in recent years for Birmingham, HSBC bank is moving it’s UK headquarters from London to Birmingham. The bank will be moving into the Arena central development on Broad Street in 2018. I took the pictures first thing on Tuesday morning, from the top of Birmingham library, which […] The post HSBC move it’s UK headquarters to Birmingham appeared first on Birmingham Photographer Commercial and Editorial | Edward Moss.
  • Buy Land, they don’t make it anymore

    Ed Moss
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    I’ve just uploaded the first images of my new personal project. Buy land, they don’t make it anymore. With suitable building land becoming a scarce commodity, there is an ever increasing demand for land to build homes on in the UK, this series of pictures examines where next for existing, and new housing estates. The post Buy Land, they don’t make it anymore appeared first on Birmingham Photographer Commercial and Editorial | Edward Moss.
  • Dog selfies at Crufts

    Ed Moss
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    One of the more unusual PR photography jobs I’ve covered, pet food brand Canidae unveiled the world’s first pet selfie mirror on its stand at Crufts 2015. The Pet Selfie Mirror worked by triggering a pressure sensor when the pet steps into place, taking a photograph and sharing this to the Canidae Facebook and Twitter […] The post Dog selfies at Crufts appeared first on Birmingham Photographer Commercial and Editorial | Edward Moss.
 
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    Michal Dzierza

  • The coolest place I’ve visited in a while

    Michal Dzierza
    21 May 2015 | 2:06 am
    I was surprised how expensive Mr Toppers in Tottenham Court Road has become. I haven’t been to a barber since I decided to cut my own hair. Or what remains of it. At Fred’s barber shop in Dubuque, Iowa, it’s $11 for adults and $10 for seniors and children. Cheaper than Mr Toppers. And probably more charming too. I came across Fred’s shop while at the Julien Dubuque Film Festival where a film I directed had its premiere. I was walking around Dubuque trying to get over my jetlag and hoping to find a subject for a mini-documentary I could shoot using my iPhone 6, the only…
  • Dan Rubin: Curiosity & Opportunity

    Michal Dzierza
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:08 am
    How can being curious help your career? This is the main question behind our video series called Curiosity & Opportunity, I’ve co-created with Ian Sanders (iansanders.com). In episode three, shot entirely on an iPhone 6, we meet Dan Rubin, photographer, designer, creative director, for whom the iPhone has become one of the tools of the trade. Dan has a gigantic following on Instagram and Twitter, he travels the world extensively and can often be seen and heard as a speaker at various conferences on creativity, photography or mobile journalism. The smartphone, along with a range of…
  • My London street photography – 2015 so far

    Michal Dzierza
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:54 am
    Here I was, thinking that I have no time for street photography and that film production has overtaken my life completely. But a quick rummage through my 2015 files (unbelievable how quickly they pile up) made me realise it’s actually not been as bad as I thought. True, I haven’t done many ‘dedicated’ street projects in the past 6 weeks, but I’ve still managed to get a few ok-ish shots. So here are my 2015 London street favourites so far. OK, while strictly speaking not a street shot, this is one of my favourites. Taken at Heathrow Terminal 5. This one was…
  • X-ray Audio – illegal music on the bone

    Michal Dzierza
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:39 am
    We copy legally available music illegally all the time and think nothing of it. But things were different some 60-70 years ago in Soviet Russia where the term ‘legally available music’ referred to music that wasn’t prohibited by the state censor. And a lot of it was. Back then those who copied music didn’t do it because they were too stingy to splash out on the latest Ella Fitzgerald or Elvis Presley record. No. They simply didn’t have access to those records. Some music was banned – mostly Western, but also that by some unruly domestic crooners…
  • Curiosity & Opportunity: Jane ni Dhulchaointi

    Michal Dzierza
    2 Feb 2015 | 2:36 am
    Last year I started an occasional video series with Ian Sanders called Curiosity & Opportunity. We want to find out how various creators, entrepreneurs and explorers use curiosity in their professional lives. Does curiosity create more opportunities for them or does it not matter at all? You can see our first interview with James Victore and read more about the project here. This time we spoke to Jane ni Dhulchaointi, founder and CEO of London-based company called Sugru (Irish for ‘play’). You might have used Sugru at home, you might have seen it in the wild, or you might be…
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    Tim Skipper Photography

  • The City: A Film Noir Series Inspired by Sin City

    Tim Skipper Photography
    26 May 2015 | 6:57 am
    They say we are the product of our environment. If that is true then I am a mixture of comics, movies, games, and tv shows ranging from comedy to science fiction/horror, with a few romance stories thrown in for good measure. Add to that a strong and strict southern upbringing and there is no telling what will come out of my head on any given day. A few weeks ago what rolled out was a desire to shoot a film noir styled shoot in the style of Sin City. If you are not familiar with Sin City it is a very gritty comic book series by creator/writer and artist Frank Miller. Two major motion pictures…
  • How I Would Photograph A Baby…NOT!!

    Tim Skipper Photography
    7 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Ok, this is creepy. I was on location a few days back and found this doll laying in a pile of limbs near a ditch. Its amazing to me that a doll which is typically associated with cute little girls playing house can by virtue of condition become something dark and ominous. I suppose we can thank Hollywood and a long list of horror films for our connection with “creepy” toys and horror. I took the doll with me (which creeped out the model, my wife, and my son) to save as prop for a future date. I know that come Halloween I will do something with a “ghost” theme so having…
  • Portraits for Business Website

    Tim Skipper Photography
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:10 pm
    I’m not the guy you call for average. I don’t see the world through the average eyes and I don’t have average dreams. That’s not bragging. It just is. I’m not average and in reality you probably are not either. As for business owner and entrepreneur Tony Rush not average is not what he wanted. Tony wanted new images for redesign of his business website. He asked for images that were more like a musician than a business man. He didn’t want average and since I don’t do average I was more than happy to help him put it together. We shot in the first half…
  • Photographing Rapper Artist Poet

    Tim Skipper Photography
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:44 am
    Last month I was commissioned to photograph Chris Hutcherson who uses the artist name Poet. Chris is a indie artist who is working on his first release of his music to iTunes. For the release he needed professional pictures for his iTunes account, website, and press kit. After getting the date booked I started working on where we would shoot. Chris had told me he wanted an urban feel to the images so I started scouting around our local downtown area. As I was working on finding the location I remembered that a few years ago I had gotten the opportunity to photograph an abandoned hospital. I…
  • Army Aviation Center for Business Alabama Magazine

    Tim Skipper Photography
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Its great to get an assignment it is even better when they call you back. While I was in Nashville a few weeks back I got an email from Nedra at Business Alabama Magazine about doing another shoot for them. This time it was an article on technology and credit unions and I was to photograph Bobby Michael, the president & CEO of Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union and Thomas Struan, the senior vice president of information services. As with most briefs it was well brief in what the editor wanted. It was simply photograph the subjects and show something with technology. I reached out…
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    Digital Camera World

  • How to bounce flash indoors: try this simple technique for portraits at parties

    Jeff Meyer
    26 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Harsh flash can kill the atmosphere at a party, but twisting a flashgun and using its bounce card can give a more natural look. In this bounce flash tutorial we explain everything you need to know to turn harsh flash into soft illumination… The pull-out bounce card found on many modern flashguns is perfect for achieving bright, flattering shots of people indoors when you need to work quickly. If you’re shooting in low light you generally have three options. You could use a tripod and long exposure, increase the ISO to shoot handheld, or add lighting. If you’re taking pictures of…
  • Tutorial downloads for Digital Camera 165

    Digital Camera World
    26 May 2015 | 7:46 am
    Get start files for the June 2015 issue’s Digital Darkroom tutorials, plus files to accompany the Weddings and HDR ebooks included with this issue In Digital Camera 165, on sale from Friday 22nd May, our new Digital Darkroom section helps you develop your image-editing skills, with guides for Lightroom and Photoshop. Where indicated in the tutorials, start files are available to help you practise the techniques shown. You can download the start files here. Digital Darkroom start files Download the start files (ZIP, 57.5MB) BONUS! The Weddings Photoshop Guide ebook included with this issue…
  • The best camera money can buy? 6 top DSLRs go head to head

    Digital Camera World
    25 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
    What’s the best camera body that money can buy? We test a veritable wish list of cameras, in pursuit of perfection. The contenders 1. Canon EOS 5D Mark III, £2,250 / $2,500 An easily manageable sub-1kg body that packs a 22.3MP sensor, Digic 5+ processor, 6fps shooting and an expanded sensitivity range of ISO 50–102,400. 2. Canon EOS 1D X, £4,850 / $6,000 The full-size 1D X is an 18.1MP camera with dual Digic 5+ processors, continuous shooting at up to 14fps, and an expanded sensitivity range of ISO 50–204,800. 3. Nikon D810, £2,400 / $3,000 Nikon’s comfortably sized D810 goes…
  • Manual focus for the 21st century: live view, electronic viewfinders and focus peaking explained

    Angela Nicholson
    24 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Even with the most advanced autofocus (AF) system there are times when it just can’t get the subject sharp or when its better to focus manually. With macro photography, for example, many camera seem determined to focus much further away than the subject, so it’s best to turn off the AF system and do the job yourself. Autofocus systems can also struggle when there are objects between the camera and the subject, foreground vegetation can be a real problem in wildlife photography for instance. In principle, manual focusing is simple. You just look through the viewfinder and rotate…
  • Timelapse photography: show day turning to night in a single image

    nPhoto
    23 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
    In this Photoshop tutorial, learn how to shoot a series of photos at sunset and twilight and then blend them into a single day-to-night photo. Whether you’re photographing a sunset or a sunrise, picking the perfect time to take the shot can be challenging. The range of colours, tones and the distribution of light over time can mean taking multiple images, all with merit in their own right. So why not combine the images into a single photo showing the contrast between day and night? A quick word of warning to anyone who is firmly anti-Photoshop: this project involves plenty of photo editing,…
 
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    121clicks.com

  • Bangladesh Photographer Pronov Ghosh Captures The Soulful Portraits of Cultural People

    Admin
    26 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    Portrait photography according to me is the toughest sector in photography. It is very dificult to capture the proper emotion in an indiviual face. Taking portraits during my travel has always been a challenge, & it has been a very good experience for me so far. Being one of the toughest field in photography, portrait photography is also one of the popular field of photography. Through out my travels, I have tried taking pictures of people whose cultures are almost dying. Through those pictures I try showing how much colors & emotions are present in those peoples culture.
  • Photography Straight From the Heart – Nikon’s Doggy Camera Mount That’s Triggered by Heart Rate

    Admin
    25 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    This is unbelievable. See how this dog take pictures of things that touch them emotionally. Watch how Grizzler became a canine photographer with Nikon’s help. With a device developed to turn emotions into photographs, see how they managed to capture how one dog perceives the world by using his heart rate as a trigger for the camera. More Info: Nikon Asia (h/t: Petapixel, Boredpanda) The mount system features two sides: the heart rate collar and the special camera case. The collar is worn around the dog’s neck, monitor’s its heart rate, and constantly sends the number to the camera case…
  • Undoubtedly, This will be the most beautiful gesture to nature any photographer can do

    Admin
    25 May 2015 | 7:39 am
    This is the most unbelievable yet highly natural photographs of eternal landscapes you must have come across in recent times. Some breathtaking pictures of natural beauty captured by these photographers makes me go in awe and search for words to just describe the richness. Undoubtedly, this will be the best 5 minutes you will spend today towards appreciating nature and its crafty presentation. Take a look for yourself and just get lost into the deep beauty of nature. All photos are linked and lead to the sources from which they were taken. Please feel free to explore further works of these…
  • Old and Vintage Photos of Kids Show That Children Haven’t Changed Much

    Admin
    24 May 2015 | 7:29 am
    Such pure innocence and playfulness in each and every photograph here. Taken from the old archives of history these pictures shows us what doesnt change over the period of time era over era, Yes its the raw beauty of kids and their uncluttered mind with full of godly qualities and innocence. There is no thirst for fame or greed for money, all they need at this tender age is love and joy. Take a look at these photographs and rejoice the childhood days. (h/t: Boredpanda) Happy French Girl And Her Cat, 1959 Source   Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WwII Source   Best Friends…
  • 5 Useful Videos to Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC

    Admin
    23 May 2015 | 8:20 am
    Hope you guys are checked new version of Adobe Lightroom CC. Here we have collected some amazing videos about new features and hidden gems about Lightroom CC. Here are the list of videos: Hidden Gems in Lightroom CC High Dynamic Range Imaging within Lightroom CC Improved Slideshows in Lightroom CC Panorama Merge within Lightroom CC Facial Recognition in Lightroom CC Hope you will enjoy these videos. Follow Adobe Lightroom Channel on YouTube. Hidden Gems in Lightroom CC   High Dynamic Range Imaging within Lightroom CC   Improved Slideshows in Lightroom CC   Panorama Merge within…
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    Hyryz Blog

  • Memorial Day Weekend, Shiloh Ranch, May 2015

    Ryan
    25 May 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Traveled south to spend Memorial Day Weekend with family on the ranch. Great couple days of relaxing, riding, and taking lots of pictures. Super fun time.
  • The Dogters…, May 2015

    Ryan
    19 May 2015 | 9:55 pm
    These are the Dogters in their natural habitats of couch snoozing and kitchen patrolling.
  • The Farm, May 2015

    Ryan
    14 May 2015 | 9:43 pm
    The new comer on the farm getting stuck in at dinner time.
  • Whistler trip, April 2015

    Ryan
    12 May 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Work sent me up to Whistler B.C. to take part in creation of some marketing assets and while there we got a good chance to look around. Took a few pictures on our return back to Van before heading back to California. Taken near Squamish…. cant remember the valley name but our buddy that lives […]
  • Portlandia Visit, May 2015

    Ryan
    11 May 2015 | 9:21 pm
    Headed up to Portlandia to attend the Struktur event, then a quick catch up with some good family friends and a quick explore around the Columbia River Gorge in a rental car. Hood River is a pretty awesome little town and the Gorge is out of this world amazing. Hope to get back there someday […]
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    Garrett Chinn Photography

  • How To Choose A New Camera When You’re New To Photography

    garrett
    14 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    Photography is becoming more and more popular these days as picture taking is slowing becoming earlier. So, how does one go about choosing a new camera to set started in photography? In this post, I highlight some of the considerations to make when looking to purchase a new camera.  One of the major things to consider when buying a new camera is the price. Cameras nowadays can vary from around $400 to $4,000 for a DSLR. I recommend starting off with at a lower price myself but if you can afford a higher price camera it might be a better option for depending on the features you are looking…
  • Local Zoo Photos

    garrett
    4 Apr 2015 | 3:16 pm
    A while ago, I went to my local zoo and took these photos. Hope you enjoy them. 
  • How To Stop People From Stealing Your Photos

    garrett
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:07 pm
    For photographers our photos are what make or break our photography business, they are how we pay our bills. To find out that someone is stealing your photos and using them without your permission, not only hurts your wallet, but your self-esteem as well. In this post, I will highlight ways to help you prevent your photos from being misused by image thieves.  One way to help stop people from misusing your images is by putting a visible watermark on your photo. A visible watermark shows people that you are the copyright owner. One of the downsides, however, is that watermarks if used…
  • Why You Need To BackUp Your Photos Today And Two Easy Steps To Do So!

    garrett
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    As people, we are visual creatures, we love seeing photos of our kids, family, pets, and other topics. Imagine what would happen if we suddenly lost those memories; the windows to our lives. Wouldn’t we be devastated? In this post, I highlight the importance of backing up your images and how to go about doing so. Sadly the reality is that most people do not take the time to back up their precious memories to multiple locations. Why you need to Back Up Your Photos Like aforementioned, photos are more than just pretty picture where are a part of who we are. They are a way to…
  • How I Make Totally Black Backgrounds In Lightroom Video Tutorial.

    garrett
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    If you see some of my photos on 500px.com, you will notice that many of them are on a black background. However, they were shot outside with a regular background. This video shows how I converted them to black and white and made the new background all black.
 
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    Photobrook Photography

  • I've only gone and entered my first half marathon!

    1 May 2015 | 4:47 am
    Yes your reading that right I've decided that it's time to enter my first ever half marathon!Just 5 months ago on a cold December morning my sister came down to Cornwall for a visit and insisted that I tried out a local Park Run event. Struggling around the course through breathless running and lots of walking I managed to just about get around the 5km course.Fast forward just 5 months and the fact that it's only a few weeks to my 30th birthday I'm having a mini life crisis and I've decided that it's about time I challenged myself and decided to attempt something a lot harder. I've just…
  • Park Run number 15

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    Saturday morning saw me attend my 15th Park Run at Lanhydrock and I can honestly say that they don't get any easier!On Friday night straight from work I went for a surf and spent the evening paddling around in the ocean watching glimpses of the sun setting between the grey clouds. It was a lovely evening as the weather wasn't great and this had meant that the beach was quiet and as the waves were considerably smaller than the previous few days of EPIC conditions it was ideal for a learner surfer like myself. Once I had used up every ounce of energy it was time to leave the beach, get…
  • Park Run number 14

    26 Apr 2015 | 12:43 am
    At the end of March I attended a Park Run where everything hurt. It started with a little groin niggle to a painful knee to a painful calf but the 5km course was harder and more painful then ever to get around.With three weeks off running, lots of stretching and a trip to Brighton and Essex later I'm back in Cornwall and back to my local Park Run.As I hadn't run for three weeks, and was worried about doing more damage to my knee I decided that I would go to Park Run but would take it easy.I started off gentle and plodded through the down hill section of the course and so far things were good,…
  • Things to do before i'm 30!

    2 Apr 2015 | 9:38 am
    I'm having a mid life crisis, or maybe a mini life crisis as in less than two months I will be turning 30! Thirty, the big three zero. It doesn't matter how I say it, it doesn't sound any less daunting that I'm soon to be over the hill. I've always been the younger one in my group of friends and the youngest colleague in my career but that is all changing.I'm freaking out, there's so much i've yet to achieve in life, I don't feel like I have amounted to anything of interest in the thirty years of being on the planet. I'm not married, I don't have children, I'm certainly not a millionaire. I'm…
  • Landslide in Newquay doesn't stop local surfers

    2 Apr 2015 | 9:24 am
    On the 5th of February nearly two months ago there was a land slide in Newquay. The road and access to Gt Western Beach now blocked by tonnes of debris, soil, rock and brickwork.However two months on the council have yet to visit the beach and repair the crumbling cliff and have simply blocked access from the top and bottom of the beach.However if you are a surfer and the waves are looking good at the beach you are likely to still want to surf at this spot. Like several surfers seen in the images below, they clamber over the fences with their boards, over the pile of land slipped material and…
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    Resource Magazine

  • Get Exclusive Photo Perks and Support Arts Education

    Billy Murray
    27 May 2015 | 6:14 am
    Earlier this month, Photoshelter teamed up with 15 companies to launch the #TogsGiveBack campaign to benefit the Urban Arts Partnership, a not-for-profit that provides vital arts education programs in inner city schools. And what’s better? The campaign runs until May 29, so you still have a chance to support arts education and receive donation perks and giveaways in return. You could say it’s a win-win. So here’s how it works:1. Choose a bundle of goods and services that looks good to you. 2. Pay the base donation or amp up what you contribute by increasing the…
  • ReWrap Podcast Episode 14: Farewell Mary Ellen Mark, The Obsession with Perfection & Stop Thinking, Start Feeling

    Jaron Schneider
    26 May 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Today the photo world lost a very important person: Mary Ellen Mark. A documentary photographer, Mark was truly one of the masters of our current age and will be dearly missed. To dedicate her passing, we have posted an excellent video on her shooting methodology below. Please check it out. Today we also discuss the problem many photographers face: the obsession with perfection. We also talk about how photography makes you hate your desk job, 20 things you can learn from Instagram photographers, and why you need to stop thinking and start feeling.
  • Photographer of the Day: John Kenny’s African Beauty Series

    Mark Go
    26 May 2015 | 9:52 am
    After embarking on a seven year odyssey across the vast sand dunes and culturally-rich lands of Africa, 38 year-old photographer John Kenny has compiled a collection of stunning portraits of the African people by photographing the most fascinating faces he encountered. Proudly displaying their wide smiles and glistening eyes, the local men and women who posed for John’s camera all connects to the viewers in an arresting manner, vividly sparkled by their colorful swathe of traditional clothing fabric, hair beads, copper rings, native earrings, hair-clip and beaded necklaces. Their…
  • Answered: What Microphones Should I Use to Record at a Concert?

    Jaron Schneider
    26 May 2015 | 8:26 am
    After posting a behind the scenes photo of me working a concert gig, I was hit with a variety of questions from followers about certain aspects of my rig, and what I thought of them. I started answering them, but then decided a better course would be to make my answers public for everyone to see. Several questions I received had to do with what microphone I was using, why I was using it, what I recommend and why. Well, let’s dive right in to that shall we?Though I am primarily a San Francisco commercial videographer, I don’t shy away from gigs that push me out of that comfort zone…
  • 20 Things You Can Learn From an Instagram Photographer

    Mark Go
    26 May 2015 | 7:43 am
    In the last couple of years we have seen a boom in creativity of an ever increasing base of Instagram users. Although 8 out of 10 Instagram users you follow still posts endless selfies or flood your feed with successive images that would make you want to comment “can you just post it as an FB album,” the jewels among the rough in Instagram isn’t hard to find, as these are the users who command a large following. These photographers fill up their feeds with a consistent stream of spectacular images that quickly garner a hundred likes inside the first ten minutes of…
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    John Kobeck

  • Some “new” images from my archives

    johnkobeck
    24 May 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Not sure if I ever published these. Shot a few years ago using medium format film, an old German Clack camera and multiple exposures. Mostly on 6th ave New York City.
  • Contemporary Fine Art Night Landscapes

    johnkobeck
    3 May 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Some night landscapes from a recent trip to Missouri
  • The Outtakes

    johnkobeck
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:57 pm
    I have been going through my catalog of images and noticing that I have accumulated quite a bit of outtakes over the years. These are images that were never used or published. At the time they seemed reasonable as outtakes, … Continue reading →
  • Boots on a kitchen floor

    johnkobeck
    5 Apr 2015 | 6:20 pm
  • Sad Tree

    johnkobeck
    5 Apr 2015 | 6:14 pm
 
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    South Carolina Photographer in Columbia SC - Sean Rayford: Blog

  • "Seizure-inducing pedal tornado...¿music? from Columbia, SC"

    26 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
      Alex Strickland, vocalist of Abacus (and Bathe) spent ten days on tour in March 2014 alongside Sein zum Tode to SXSW and back. “The highlight of that tour was seeing everyone in every room react to Sein zum Tode – from their first note. It was awesome. The best example of that was sitting in one of the shittiest shows that we played – Birmingham, Alabama. There was like ten people there plus the bands. No one had ever heard of either one of our bands, Sein zum Tode sets up and David's drum set is massive. So people are like, 'What the fuck is going to…
  • Queen of Sheba meets Swamp Metal in Soda City West

    24 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
      Kicking off the Memorial Day weekend on Friday night in West Columbia, it seemed there was little more personality rearing it's head in the neighborhood. Mark Plessinger brought the second installment of the Shamelessly Hot Salon Series to his newly relocated Frame of Mind home on State Street - and New Brookland continued to bring the noise with a triumphant return of Savannah's monsters of swamp metal - Black Tusk. Performers pictured: Bella Agogo, Armitage Shanks, Russell Bruner, Black Tusk and Carolyn      
  • Behind the Scenes: "Walmart Parking Lot" by Can't Kids

    22 May 2015 | 9:06 am
      Among other things, Bono is terrified of a vacuuming werewolf. Or at least that's what I gathered from the ET Anderson frontman Tyler Morris after the final scenes of a new Can't Kids  video, for a ditty called “Walmart Parking Lot.” Playing the role of a character named Bono, Morris faces a barrage of horrifics after walking through his front door. “In the living room, I was being attacked by all my greatest fears that I thought would go away if I shut my eyes but they didn't leave, so I was forced to accept them."     Gibbes DeLoach…
  • 'A flute with no holes is not a flute, And a doughnut with no hole is a Danish.'

    20 May 2015 | 9:00 am
      Model: Shannon Watson Make-up: Lindsey Vidal Hair Stylist: Topher Carnes Yoga Instructor: Brenda Ingbretsen-Way  
  • Soda City Stand Up: Portraits of Columbia, SC Comedians

    19 May 2015 | 8:29 am
      "CAN YOU PICK IT UP?" I shouted from across an overgrown parking lot on Sunday evening at Columbia comedian Joe Coughlin. I had pretty good faith that Joe could pick it up and we'd make a better photograph because of it. Sure enough and despite being filled with mosquito water, Joe picked up the post and tossed it into the the evening air. Here are the results with my portrait session with local comedians Zack Kennedy, Adam Cook, John Gibson and and Joe Coughlin. If you are interested in finding more out about the local comedy scene, you can check out the following…
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    Footwa

  • Call of the sea

    Anurag Jain
    23 May 2015 | 9:32 pm
    The sea stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul. Wyland Walking down the steps of Bambolim Beach Resort, Goa, Adi shrieked at the first glimpse of the sea. His pace quicken as my sister frantically chased after him to calm down and go slow. Clothes flew off his body while […]
  • The girl on the balcão

    Anurag Jain
    11 Apr 2015 | 12:41 am
    One Saturday morning (few months back) Anuja and I decided to go to Bodega Café, located at the Sunaparanta Centre for the Arts at Altinho. I had been to this place a few times and love the huge old Portuguese house, the gallery which showcases some excellent work of art, and courtyard, the ambiance, and […]
  • The girl and the machine

    Anurag Jain
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:46 pm
    “Whoever said diamonds are a girls best friend, clearly never owned a bike” The beast of a machine stood there, looking all mean, showing off its biceps as sunlight reflected its chrome black and steel body. The roar of engine made one proud. As Tanya sat on the bike, the lady and machine become one. The […]
  • Expressions

    Anurag Jain
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Facial expressions and body language are giveaway, I might lie by my words, but my expressions might not. Clicking snaps of people is interactive and fun. Asking them to be natural in front of the camera is tough at time, and the best way to loosen up is to try an expressions series. It sets […]
  • The lady and a mirror

    Anurag Jain
    27 Apr 2014 | 6:49 pm
    It’s late in the evening She’s wondering what clothes to wear She puts on her make up And brushes her long blonde? er.. black hair And then she asks me Do I look alright And I say yes, you look wonderful tonight Eric Clapton in his song “Wonderful tonight” Admit it. Whenever we see a mirror […]
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    FlixelPix

  • Bloody Bridge to the Mourne Wall

    FlixelPix
    19 May 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Sticking to our ‘minimum of one hike per month’ policy, May saw a walk from Bloody Bridge to the Mourne Wall located about halfway up Slieve Donard. Bloody Bridge is said to have been given the name following a massacre that occured in the area in 1641 but in more recent centuries the area is better known for being a key route to the Brandy Pad, famous for the trade of illegal brandy which was smuggled at the dead of night to the small town of Hilltown. Today, thankfully it is a much more peaceful affair. It is approximately a five kilometre walk from Bloody Bridge to the Mourne Wall. It…
  • Outdoor Photography : Rugged Storage

    FlixelPix
    7 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    When shooting landscape images over a period of a few days, one of my biggest anxieties comes from protecting my Lightroom image library especially when out on the rougher terrains. Horror stories of corrupted memory cards, computer failure and lost luggage have driven me to change my memory cards periodically during a trip and to back-up to two hard drives when the opportunities arise. What I Pack I tend to travel as light as I can, I pack two cameras, the Fujifilm X-T1 with 14mm, 23mm and 10-24mm lenses and of course the Fujifilm X100T camera. In addition I pack four memory cards that I…
  • Slieve Donard via Glen River

    FlixelPix
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    The sunny easter holidays attracted a large throng of people to the summits of the Mourne Mountains in County Down. The weather was a stark change from the Slieve Binnian walk the week before and instead of full weather gear, sunscreen was the order of the day. Setting off from Donard carpark we made our way though Donard forest alongside the Glen river. Once through the dense forest (about 10-15minutes walk) the views open up towards the saddle and are something to behold. The walk is quite a challenge and WalkNI list it as a level 5 walk, it can be quite tricky in places as the inclines…
  • Slieve Binnian Lough

    FlixelPix
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:26 pm
    It was a wet, windy and cold day but we decided to embark on a walk up Sliabh Binnian and through to the Ben Crom reservoir. We did debate whether the weather was really suitable for such a hike but we had three alternative routes planned if things began to get unsafe. We headed up from the Carrick Little carpark through to the style and Mourne wall. Walking along the wall towards the top of Binnian saw a change in the weather with the winds really beginning to pick up and so we detoured past Binnian Lough and down through the valley. The Binnian Lough looked daunting as we passed through the…
  • Europe & Black Star Riders

    FlixelPix
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Swedish rock legends ‘Europe’ recently visited Belfast’s famous Ulster Hall co-headlining with the brilliant ‘Black Star Riders’ who are fronted by Belfast’s very own Ricky Warwick. Playing to packed capacity the Belfast crowd were treated to a night of guitar fuelled rock. Belfast was the second night of a European tour hot on the heels of Europe’s 10th studio album “War of Kings”. Europe’s place as a legendary classic rock band was platinum-stamped early in their career, having enjoyed an explosive period of worldwide success in the…
 
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  • April’s Stand Out SEEN

    jen basford
    25 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    April’s Stand Out SEEN EntourageThe April Stand Out SEEN The Top 10 Winners from April’s Monthly Challenge Photography: Renee Bowen The Top 10 winners from April’s Challenge have been published and featured on the We Are The SEEN site.  You’ll find these images in the Stand Out SEEN section. April’s Themed Shooting Challenge was based on the upcoming movie, Entourage, which is being released this summer.  The movie is based on the HBO show Entourage about Vincent Chase, a hot young actor in Hollywood and his inner circle from Queens, NY, that he’s brought…
  • SEEN Together

    jen basford
    18 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    SEEN Together Chicago PopUp SEENSEEN Together Community, Creativity and Collaboration – The invaluable benefits of in-person meetups. By: Jen Basford For small business owners, being able to network with like-minded people is invaluable, especially for many photographers who work solo. Connections and relationships are vital to our business and personal success. It’s hard to put into words the value of being part of a community and having a group of people with similar interests who can relate to our ups and downs, help us with business challenges and who push and inspire us…
  • Automating Your Finances

    Nancy Nardi
    10 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Automating Your Finances Comparing the best accounting solutions for creative and service businesses. Having the right systems in place can free up time to focus on growing your business and the creative stuff we love to do. A few months ago I compared the best studio management systems to help with automating your marketing, clients and managing your business. I touched on financial tracking briefly and today I’m going to compare the best accounting and financial management solutions. Bookkeeping work can be tedious, especially if you have to manually enter expenses. I prefer to automate…
  • Land Of The Free: May Shooting Challenge

    jen basford
    5 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Land Of The Free: May Shooting Challenge The Monthly Shooting Challenges are all about helping you grow and be more creative in your senior business.  We were blown away with all of the incredible submissions we received for March and April’s challenges, and hearing how this has helped each photographer in their business has been nothing short of inspiring. In case you missed them, you can check out the Top 10 Stand Out SEEN submissions from March’s Challenge, Go Your Own Way here. The May Challenge focuses on the cultural expression of ‘America.’  From fashion to music, and sports…
  • The March Stand Out SEEN

    jen basford
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    The March Stand Out SEEN Go Your Own WayThe March Stand Out SEEN The Top 10 winners from March’s Monthly Challenge Photography: Renee Bowen Last month we announced our first Monthly Themed Shooting Challenge, Go Your Own Way. The focus was on creating editorial images with the boho hippie feel of the 60s and 70s – an era that was all about independence, expression, empowerment, and an ever-present search for truth and identity. I’m thrilled that we received so many great image submissions from our Seniors Ignite We Are The SEEN members!  We love the variety of images we…
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  • A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words, Or Is It? Photos Without Words May Be (Almost) Meaningless

    Nigel Merrick
    11 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    Today, I want to explore the commonly-held idea that a picture is worth a thousand words, together with the widespread notion that professional photography can somehow sell itself (for example, in the difficult arena of selling fine art photography online). As photographers, it’s so easy (and tempting) to imagine potential customers falling in love with your work at first sight. It’s a romantic idea, born from our belief in the power of the photographic image to capture, convey, or elicit emotion to the extent that our photographs will easily move someone enough for them to hire…
  • Why Chasing Search Engine Rankings With Questionable SEO Is A Huge Waste Of Your Valuable Time

    Nigel Merrick
    4 May 2015 | 5:43 am
    Today, I’m going to talk about some things a lot of folks might not agree with, which really need to be said, about the state of search engine optimization today and how it relates to the professional photographer. Specifically, I’m very concerned about why so many of you are wasting so much of your valuable time – time you can never get back – chasing after higher search engine rankings with SEO techniques that are questionable at best. Seriously, wouldn’t you rather invest your time in creating amazing photography for your clients? Why even bother with SEO, as…
  • Josh Rossi: The World Of Commercial Advertising Photography

    Nigel Merrick
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Welcome to episode 69 of the Photography Marketing Masters podcast. There’s a fun show in store for you today, as I talk with Josh Rossi about his experiences in the commercial advertising photography business. To many of us, the world of commercial advertising photography sounds mysterious, exciting, challenging, or even downright scary, and I’ve often wondered what it would be like to work in what looks like a fast-paced, ruthless, business arena. But is it really like that? And what does it take to get into the business, let alone become successful as a commercial advertising…
  • Jeffrey Shaw: How Creativity, Clarity, Focus, And Authenticity Impact Your Success

    Nigel Merrick
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Welcome to episode 68 of the Photography Marketing Masters podcast, and we’ve got a great show for you today, as I talk with Jeffrey Shaw about success in the photography business, and some of the factors that have a big impact on that. Quick question for you: “How important is “success” to you in your business?” I would imagine it’s right up there at the top of the list – otherwise, why be in business to begin with, right? But have you ever stopped to think about the factors that have the biggest impact on your eventual success or failure as a…