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  • The New and Improved Flickr

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

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    William Chambers
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    Along with their recent announcement of the EOS 7D Mark II, Canon has added three new PowerShot cameras to several their popular camera lines; the G7 X, SX60 HS, and the N2. All three boast some impressive features, like the SX60's massive 65x (yes, 65x!) optical zoom lens, the G7 X's 1-inch 20.2MP image sensor. To learn more about each new camera, see the official press release from Canon below. THREE NEW HIGH-END, ADVANCED POWERSHOT MODELS FROM CANON U.S.A. EMPOWER PHOTOGRAPHERS TO CREATE AMAZING IMAGES AND VIDEO   PowerShot G7 X is the Company's First One-Inch Sensor Compact Digital…
  • Sigma announces host of new products for Photokina 2014

    Digital Photography - Photography Tips, Advice & Camera Reviews | Digital Photographer Magazine
    laurenscott
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Every two years the worlds leading imaging fair, Photokina, brings together the industry, trade, professional users and end consumers with a passion for photography. Sigma Corporation has announced the following new products that will be shown during this world event. Sigma dp1 Quattro This new generation of high image quality compact camera, the “SIGMA dp1 Quattro”, incorporates a newly developed Foveon X3 direct image sensor (generation name: “Quattro”). Unique among its competitors, the Foveon direct image sensor is similar to traditional colour film in that its multiple layers…
  • My Shots From The US Open Men’s Tennis Finals

    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider
    Scott Kelby
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    Hi Gang: On Monday night I headed back to New York to shoot the US Open Men’s Tennis Finals, and I put together a post over at Exposure.co with all the photos, including lots of behind-the-scenes shots and stories of triumph and tragedy (which includes me dropping my 16-35mm on the concrete floor, not once but twice).Anyway, if you’ve got a sec, here’s the link: https://scottkelby.exposure.co/shooting-the-mens-finalsI tried to share more of the experience of shooting an event like this, so there’s lots of info and shots about that stuff, and of course all the camera,…
  • Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Pro: Bright, portable and protected from the elements

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    davepardue@gmail.com
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    It appears that our friends in the Olympus lens design department have been very busy lately, creating a product that has us rather wowed here at IR, at least on paper. The Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro, as it is officially called, brings some rather serious innovation to the table in terms of optical performance as well as a design that allows for a more compact form factor than traditionally required for this zoom range and speed. Design Offering a 35mm equivalent range of 80-300mm, the Olympus 40-150 f/2.8 Pro employs a newly designed inner zoom mechanism that allows it to...
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    In Focus

  • Rosetta's Amazing 10-Year Space Journey

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    More than a decade ago, the European Space Agency launched an orbiter named Rosetta, bound on a circuitous voyage to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. In the years since, Rosetta has been drawn in and flung along by multiple gravity assist maneuvers, visiting the Earth three times and making observations of the Moon, Mars, and several asteroids and comets. In January of this year, after 31 months of hibernation, Rosetta re-awoke, nearing comet 67P. Recently, it approached to within 100 km of the comet, entering orbit and preparing send a lander to the surface. The lander, named Philae, will be…
  • Photos of the Week: 9/6-9/12

    12 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    This week we have photographs covering a beer-mug-carrying world record, 9/11 remembrances, a wildfire in Yosemite National Park, flooding in Arizona and Pakistan, Vietnam's Ha Long Bay, an early snowstorm in Calgary, independence demonstrations in Catalonia, and much more. [35 photos] A fiery Kyrgyz stuntman performs during the first World Nomad Games in the Kyrchin (Semenovskoe) gorge, some 300 km from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on September 10, 2014. Teams from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Mongolia and Tajikistan take part in the games. (Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/Getty Images)
  • 9/11: The Flight 93 National Memorial

    11 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    Thirteen years ago, during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a passenger revolt against the hijackers of United Airlines Flight 93 resulted in the aircraft crashing into a field just outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing all 44 people aboard (including the four hijackers). Authorities believe this fourth hijacked aircraft was also to be used as a missile, targeting either the U.S. Capitol Building or the White House. In the years since, a national memorial at the Pennsylvania crash site has been under planning and construction, now due to be completed sometime in late 2015.
  • Historic Flooding in India and Pakistan

    10 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    Days of heavy monsoon rain in northern Pakistan and the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir have brought some of the worst flooding the region has seen in 60 years. More than 450 deaths have been reported and the scale of the disaster is straining rescue efforts. Hundreds of thousands remain trapped as the armed forces of both Pakistan and India ramp up relief and evacuation operations. [34 photos] A temple stands amid the waters of the overflowing river Tawi during heavy rains in Jammu on September 6, 2014. Authorities declared a disaster alert in the northern region after heavy…
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: 6 Months Without a Trace

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Six months ago, on March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 mysteriously disappeared about an hour into a routine journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, with 239 mostly Chinese people aboard. The search is due to resume again soon, with investigators hoping that evidence might be found in the southern Indian Ocean, though it will be extremely difficult to find on an ocean floor four miles deep, with the black box voice and data recorder batteries long dead. Loved ones of missing passengers are left with huge holes in their lives, losses without explanation, grieving in a painfully…
 
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    The Big Picture

  • Deadly flooding in India and Pakistan

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Hundreds of people have died from the worst flooding in years in India and Pakistan. Tens of thousands of people are left homeless, with some still stranded in submerged homes. Most people in Kashmir's largest city Srinagar were affected by this disaster. Risk of disease is now a major concern due the stagnant water that still fills the area as emergency workers continue the relief efforts. --Leanne Burden Seidel (33 photos total) Kashmiri residents struggle to withstand sudden and strong water currents while wading through floodwaters in their efforts to move to safer places in Srinagar,…
  • Sleepers: Part II

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Whether you get enough sleep or not, here are some more sleepers who took advantage of wherever they were in the past few months to catch some shuteye. --Lloyd Young (30 photos total) Chinese shoppers sleep on a bed in the showroom of the IKEA store on July 6 in Beijing, China. Of the world's ten biggest Ikea stores, 8 of them are in China to cater to the country's growing middle class. The stores are designed with extra room displays given the tendency for customers to make a visit an all-day affair. Store management does not discourage shoppers from sleeping on Ikea furniture, even marking…
  • Romanian Romas celebrate the birth of the Virgin Mary

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    The Roma community in Romania celebrates the Birth of the Virgin Mary in Costesti, Romania. Thousands of Gypsies or Roma gather on a hillside after attending a religious service in a nearby monastery and celebrate the holiday by sharing food and playing traditional music until the next dawn. The feast day of the Assumption of Mary, or simply Assumption Day or St Mary’s Day, is one of the most important feasts in the Orthodox Christian calendar. --Thea Breite (11 photos total) A vendor sells balloons as the Roma community celebrates the Birth of the Virgin Mary in Costesti, Romania, Monday,…
  • Daily life: August 2014

    5 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    A look at a selection of images depicting daily life around the world in the month of August. --Leanne Burden Seidel (23 photos total) Nepalese women and young boy splash water on each other as they wash in a small waterfall in Naryanthan village on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, August 17. (NARENDRA SHRESTHA/EPA)
  • Burning Man 2014

    4 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The Burning Man festival, with a theme of "Caravansary," wrapped up earlier this week 120 miles outside Reno, Nev., in the Black Rock Desert, its home since 1990. Some 65,000 people attended the celebration, which is billed as "an annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance." --Lloyd Young (25 photos total) The art installation Embrace burns during the Burning Man 2014 "Caravansary" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada on Aug. 29. People from all over the world have gathered at the sold out festival to spend a…
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    Digital Photography Review

  • Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-CM1 smartphone with 1-inch sensor

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    Panasonic has announced a smartphone with a 1 inch sensor. The Lumix DMC-CM1 comes with the largest imaging sensor we have seen on a smartphone - its 1-inch 20MP chip matching the sensors in premium compact cameras such as Sony's RX100 and Nikon's 1 series, being multiple times larger than the 1/3-inch sensors that are common on more conventional smartphones. The large sensor is coupled with an F2.8 Leica lens that offers an equivalent focal length of 28mm. Click through for more details. 
  • Sony rolls out Zeiss FE 16-35mm F4 wide angle zoom and HVL-F32M flash

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    Sony has announced the Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS for its E-mount interchangeable lens cameras, as well as the HVL-F32M flash and XLR-K2M XLR audio adaptor kit. The 16-35mm is the fifth full-frame zoom for Sony's Alpha 7 series. Read more
  • Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-LX100 with Four Thirds sensor

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Panasonic has announced the latest member of its enthusiast compact LX-series, the Lumix DMC-LX100. Where its LX7 predecessor used a 1/1.7" sensor, the LX100 leapfrogs into the Four Thirds sensor class, with 16MP chip and a 24-75mm equiv. F1.7-2.8 lens. It supports 4K video recording at 30p, and also provides Wi-Fi with NFC for faster pairing with a mobile device. Read more
  • Canon introduces social-oriented PowerShot N2

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Canon has introduced the latest in its uniquely-shaped series of socially inclined PowerShots. The square-shaped PowerShot N2 is equipped with a 16.1MP CMOS sensor, 28-224mm equiv lens, and Wi-Fi with NFC, and wireless sharing is facilitated by Mobile Device Connect button. Read more
  • Canon introduces EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, EF 24-105mm and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 lenses

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    In addition to its compact camera and EOS 7D Mark II launch at Photokina, Canon unveils three new lenses. The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM announced today target different types of photographers.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Canon Announces the EOS 7D Mark II — Sports and Wildlife Photographers Hold on to Your Hats (ya know, if we actually wore hats)

    Scott Kelby
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    First, watch that video above (it’s got all the major specs, and we deliver them short and sweet!), then come on back down to find out why I think the just-announced Canon EOS 7D Mark II is literally going to shake up the entire sports and wildlife photography world (hint: we’ve never seen a camera with these specs, at this low a price — ever!)OK, thanks for watching the video — what you just saw was literally the little brother to Canon’s flagship 1DX, but for nearly $5,000 LESS!!!The reason why this is such a game changer is that when it came to seriously shooting sports and…
  • Canon Releases a Hot-Little Point-and-Shoot (Could This Be The Perfect 2nd Camera?)

    Scott Kelby
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hey Gang: Canon also released the PowerShot G7 X today, an awesome little point-and-shoot camera that’s a perfect 2nd camera for pros since it takes amazing images yet it literally fits in your pocket, and connects to your cell phone via Wi-Fi!  It’s also great for anyone moving up from a cell phone camera that wants more “umph!” and flexibility.Anyway, check out the video and see what ya think!More details over at Canon (here’s the link)You can get it at B&H (well, that’s where I’m gettin’ mine, anyway). Here’s the link.Best,-Scott
  • My Shots From The US Open Men’s Tennis Finals

    Scott Kelby
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    Hi Gang: On Monday night I headed back to New York to shoot the US Open Men’s Tennis Finals, and I put together a post over at Exposure.co with all the photos, including lots of behind-the-scenes shots and stories of triumph and tragedy (which includes me dropping my 16-35mm on the concrete floor, not once but twice).Anyway, if you’ve got a sec, here’s the link: https://scottkelby.exposure.co/shooting-the-mens-finalsI tried to share more of the experience of shooting an event like this, so there’s lots of info and shots about that stuff, and of course all the camera,…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Aviation Photography: Warbirds and the Men Who Flew Them Join Moose Peterson, world-renowned wildlife and aviation photographer, alongside Scott Kelby, for a live webcast of the world premiere of Moose’s latest project. Together they’ll take us through this exhilarating documentary of two World War II pilots and the planes they loved and flew. Filmed on location with The Texas Flying Legends, this film beautifully captures the glory of these Warbirds in flight. You’ll experience the power and brilliant imagery of airplanes, such as P-51 Mustangs and B-25 Bombers, and you will see…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Moose Peterson!

    Brad Moore
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Why I’m a StorytellerIt all began in a diner in Northern California years ago and the ending hasn’t been written yet. It’s a journey that has changed our lives, and we want to take you along because it might just change yours. With mastery of f/stop and shutter speed, photography becomes more difficult, challenging us to grow into storytellers and personally connecting us with our subjects through our viewfinders. Photography has this marvelous side benefit that, with the more time we spend with it, the more it becomes a vehicle for change. It affects change in us as well as in others…
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    ShootTokyo

  • Exploring Jakarta

    Dave
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    I finally had my first day off in a while today.  All of my travel and work has eaten up a lot of my weekends late.   I’m looking forward to a few days off when I get back to Tokyo. One of my readers of ShootTokyo Wiama and his friend Astrid kindly offered to bring me out in Jakarta and show me the city.   This is a city I have always wanted to go to so it was nice to see it.    I was also able to get out for a few hours of video shooting yesterday as well.  I need to edit my video next weekend but keep a look out for it on my YouTube Channel.    I also picked up one of those…
  • Leaving Bangkok

    Dave
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    A short but busy trip I’m leaving Bangkok en route Jakarta.  I haven’t been to Jakarta before so excited to see somewhere new.   I really hope I have time to get out and shoot a bit of Jakarta. I tried to get out a second night for photography but the weather wasn’t having it and the rain poured down just as I was about to go out… Today’s configuration:  Sony A7s with a Leica Summicron 28mm f/2.0 I didn’t have a chance to use but the hotel had a very cool roof top pool that I wanted to check out.  Infinity pools are so cool. I passed this place on the…
  • A short walk in Bangkok

    Dave
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    After a short flight (well 5 hours seems short lately) I settled into my hotel and decided to go for a short walk in Bangkok while it was still light out.   I haven’t been to Thailand for about 3 years.   It is nice to be back and see how the city has changed. As always you have to choose your direction carefully or you can get stuck in a lot of traffic… Today’s Configuration:  Leica M Monochrom with a Summilux 28mm f/2.0 The remains of a phone booth… I saw this giant weird Micky Mouse sorta graffiti everywhere… The one thing I am always amazed about in South…
  • Nakameguro Festival

    Dave
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    In my overly busy schedule lately I was able to get out for a few hours so I headed to Nakameguro.  Luckily there as a festival underway.   I actually attended the same festival at the end of a photowalk a few years ago. I have been running non-stop lately.   I just got back last night from Singapore and Mumbai.    I think things will slow down a bit in the fall but for now I have trips coming up to Bangkok this Sunday and then on to Jakarta.   I also have trips to Korea and London scheduled.   I’m sure India will find its way back into my schedule again soon.  It’s all…
  • The Sony A7s

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

  • Back To Basics: What is Depth Of Field

    Nathaniel Chu
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    We bring you another video in our Back To Basics series. This time we discuss what depth of field is and how it affects your photography. Follow along and don’t forget to take what you learn and share with us on our photo share. The post Back To Basics: What is Depth Of Field appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • AYP Insider: Guerilla Editorial

    Lam Nguyen
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    15 minutes, a piece of grey butcher paper and one off-camera flash, bounced off a white ceiling… Those are essentially the materials that went into shooting the image on the left. I did this as an experiment in minimalism. My goal was to be able to shoot anywhere, at any time, with the least amount of gear and still achieve the image I wanted. The Conundrum Inspiration can often be a fickle mistress. She rarely takes into account convenience or situation. On one particular Saturday, I was out to dinner with a friend. We were roaming the streets of San Francisco and decided to take the…
  • Draw Emotion From Your Photo Tips by Jack Hutch

    Nathaniel Chu
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    As a former model, Jack Hutch knows a thing or two about taking great shots and he has the clients to prove it. Having shot legends like Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, and scores of super models; it’s safe to say he’s had a very successful photography career. Born in Michigan, Hutch began making art in his father’s darkroom. When his family moved to California, he took his passion with him– working at a printing shop. At the age of 17, Hutch moved to Paris and worked as a model. Upon arriving back in the States, he attended college in Santa Barbara where he shot lifestyle…
  • AYP Insider: Meet Alixandra Richey and Her “Craving for Photography” –

    Alix Richey
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Hello there. I’m Alixandra Richey, currently an intern here at Silber Studios and loving all it has to offer. I thought I had learned all there was to learn about photography and video (hence my fancy pants degree) BUT, apparently not. Here at Silber Studios, we push the limit on everything; digging and digging until we find all there is to know about everything. From composing the perfect shot and lighting setup, to the subtle nuances you need to communicate with your model; we find it all. And why do we do this? For ourselves? Uh, no. Well, sometimes. But, mostly for you! We thrive on…
  • Behind The Scenes: Stan Musilek’s Nude Photo Shoot

    Nathaniel Chu
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Advancing Your Photography takes you behind the scenes during one of Stan Musilek’s nude photo shoots. Known for his vivid and breath-taking model portraits, Stand Musilek is one of the most sought after advertising photographers. This AYP exclusive shows the preparation, teamwork, and challenge it takes to create riveting photography. Sit back and enjoy our behind the scenes with Stan Musilek’s nude photo shoot. Stan Musilek was born in Prague. His family moved to Czechoslovakia where he attended college in Heidelberg. He studied mathematics until he realized that photography…
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    Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

  • How Apple Botched This Morning’s Livecast

    Thomas Hawk
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I’m a huge Apple fan. My wife and I both have an Apple iPhone 5s and both own MacBook Pros as our primary computers. We have 5 Apple TVs connected to the 5 TVs in our home. We have Mac minis in the kitchen and in the home office. I’ve pretty much purchased just about every iPhone ever sold. I waited in line overnight for the very first iPhone down in Palo Alto. So, as you can imagine, I was looking forward to this morning’s livecast of Apple’s new announcement. Like millions of other Americans, however, the livecast took place at 10am on a Tuesday morning when I was at…
  • Viva Las Vegas with Keith Urban at the Cosmopolitan, iPhone Style

    Thomas Hawk
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    This past weekend I shot my first iPhone only concert ever — Keith Urban at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas with Brett Eldredge and Jerrod Neimann. I was there with my wife mrsth for our 18th wedding anniversary. We’re both big Keith Urban and country music fans, so when I saw he was playing at the swanky Cosmopolitan (which is absolutely the best place to stay in Vegas these days), I booked us a room there for the weekend and we celebrated 18 years in style. A great show was made even better thanks to Jessica Northey who put us in touch with Keith’s management (thank…
  • The New and Improved Flickr

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

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

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

  • Don't get Caught in Rip-Tide Marketing

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    When I moved back to Ohio in 2009 we bought a couple pieces of furniture at Levin Furniture. From the time we ordered to the day of delivery there were two more special store-wide promotions. Each time I'd pick up the phone and call the sales person who'd helped us. She'd refer the question to the store manager and we'd argue for a few minutes over the inequity of their system. Each time I'd challenge their policies, knowing full well, all I had to do was refuse delivery of our initial order, start over again and get the best price available for what we wanted. Eventually I was told they…
  • Sunday Morning Reflections: It takes a village...

    14 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    © Dreaming Andy - Fotolia.com This has been a pretty remarkable week for business, old friendships and family and I've honestly got nothing earth-shaking to write about, except to wish all of you a remarkable Sunday and quality time with people you love!Most important of all is to cherish your friendships, especially that inner circle of your network. For me, that crew has been doing some unbelievable things and new projects are fast becoming new milestones in my career.   I don't usually quote Hillary Clinton, but remember her comment about it takes a village?  Well, it's…
  • Just a Great Quote...

    13 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    © vvoe - Fotolia.com You can dress a toad in lace, but the minute you let it go, it'll still poop on your porch! It's a quote from a book Sheila is reading, The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate, and referenced the risk of judging the character of people too quickly or not at all. Well, I'm thinking of how that quote applies to our industry and it's the perfect way to describe photographers who think their expertise is all based in their gear. You know the profile - they buy all the very best, but never really learn how to use it. They take short cuts and don't take the time to learn the…
  • Save the Bombs and Don't Respond to Bombs

    12 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    © Pixelbliss - Fotolia.com This is one of those posts where I wish I could always follow my own suggestions. I know I've written about some of this in the past, but a few things happened over this past week that make we want to write about it again. I recognize that sometimes it's simply tough to do.  Of all the lessons I’ve learned in my career, this is one of the toughest one to stay on course. Here's the scenario:You've just been shot at in a comment, a post or an email. Whether it was in a public forum or private, makes no difference. You're upset and the initial reaction…
  • Throwback Thursday - Ray DeMoulin, Patron Saint...

    11 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    Ray DeMoulin Today's Throwback image is a kick to share and it comes with both a story and a request for your help.In 1990 a group of photographers presented my good buddy, Ray DeMoulin, with a very special gift, the painting below. At the time he was VP of Kodak Professional, but there's a lot more to the story. Unlike a lot of executives today, Ray was incredibly approachable. He knew the true importance of building relationships and even though, back then, Kodak was a powerhouse, Ray was just one of the guys. He was on a first name basis with hundreds of professional photographers and…
 
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    Stuck in Customs

  • The Foggy Mists of Yellowstone

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Yellowstone or Yosemite? Which of these two is your favorite? I’ve only been to Yosemite once, but I’ve been to Yellowstone maybe 9 times. I just don’t know Yosemite that well yet, but I know it is the opposite with many people!
  • Happy Girls in Guangxi and more great feedback on The Arcanum

    Trey Ratcliff
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    More Great Feedback on The Arcanum! First, The Arcanum hit #8 of the Top 51 Websites for Learning Online. Amazing! That’s a great tribute the the team, the Masters, and the Apprentices! Thanks everyone! And here are two wonderful Apprentices who made some lovely posts about their thoughts and experiences! The first is from Rose Fredriksen and the second is from Marjorie McDonald. Daily Photo – Happy Girls in Guangxi! One night I went out in the rain to take photos while staying in the little town of Yangshao. It was great fun! I was using my Sony A7r and my Leica 35mm f/1.4 which…
  • Heading to Africa

    Trey Ratcliff
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Cape Town, South Africa PhotoWalk on Oct 7th at 5:30 PM! Pencil in that evening! Here is the Event Info on Google. We’ll get you more specifics soon — really looking forward to it! On the Way to Africa! I’m about to come to Africa for a month! I’ll be in Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa. I’m super-excited about this trip! This Africa trip is Sold Out, but you can check that page to sign up for the newsletter to find out about future adventures! Since I’m on a bunch of small planes while there, I had to pack everything and it ALL had to be under 20KG.
  • Above the Wolves

    Trey Ratcliff
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    DJI Quadcopter Review Today’s photo is from one of them, so be sure to check out the DJI Phantom Review soon! Big Arcanum Update! Be sure to go update your Application at The Arcanum. We now have added a few new things to help future Masters find you. I know there is a HUGE number of people waiting, so the more on the ball you are, the more like you are to be chosen from the orphanage! Here’s a screenshot of one of the new Application pages… you can see how incomplete my own application is! I’m going to update it now Release Notes (Thanks Tania Court!): Grand Library…
  • Dragons Coming

    Trey Ratcliff
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    In Game of Thrones Who is your favorite character? For me, I’d have to say Tyrion… I liked him ever since I started reading the books about 10 years ago! Daily Photo – Dragons Coming Here's a photo from a wicked place in China. It was a very cloudy and moody sunrise and I thought not much would happen, but then I had the idea for this. Sometimes when things don't work out, you can work extra hard to try to make some lemonade out of the lemons. I think I also named it this because I've been watching lots of Game of Thrones! Dragons Coming Tweet m Photo…
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    Improve Photography

  • Hallelujah! The Canon 7D Mark II Is Here!

    Jim Harmer
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Canonistas rejoice!  One of the most popular cameras in Canon history is back with a new and improved version.  The Canon 7D Mark II was just announced, and I have a feeling it’s going to be just as popular as the previous version. The original Canon 7D was announced back in August of 2009.  2009!  So it’s definitely time for a refresh.  Let’s see what’s new. 20.2 megapixel sensor 10 frames per second (!!!) with a 31 raw buffer and a 1096 jpg buffer…
  • Reflecting on the Mirrorless Debate [IP82]

    Darin Mellor
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jim & Darin sit down and discuss the pros and cons of mirrorless cameras with Adam Favre.  Adam is a subscriber of the  Improve Photography Podcast who tactfully wanted us to dive deeper into the Mirrorless debate.  We chat about the pros & cons of both DSLR and Mirrorless systems. What’s in this episode Benefits & drawbacks of DSLR Camera systems The upsides & downsides of Mirrorless systems Contrast & Phase Detection Autofocus Accessory & Lens…
  • 10 Tips for Choosing the Right Travel Tripod

    Grant Meyer
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. The Travel Tripod market has become it’s own sub-market of it’s big brother the standard size tripod. So it can be a little, if not a lot of work just to find the right one. From the relative new kid on the block Mefoto, to the always fun Joby Gorillapod and the old standard Manfrotto. We know there is a tripod out there that will fit all or most of our needs, but just what are those needs? I want to help, that’s what I do! I dabbled into the market and started thinking of…
  • September Big News Show w/ Jim & Darin [IP81]

    Darin Mellor
    7 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. In this episode Jim and Darin sit down to discuss big things in the news this month.  Jim & Darin share what has been making the photography headlines and talk about what is going on in the industry. What’s in this episode How PhotoClasses.com can help you improve your photography skills by working with Jim & Darin. Canon slashes the price on 26 of their lenses and celebrated their 80th Anniversary on September 2, 2014. Speculation on whether Canon & Nikon are…
  • Shooting into the Sun, Q&A w/ Jim & Darin [IP80]

    Darin Mellor
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. In this episode Jim & Darin answer audio questions from fans of the Improve Photography Podcast.  Jim and Darin weigh in on questions about Lightroom, lenses, camera systems, focusing, shooting into the sun and more. What’s in this episode Testing a lens for moisture or water damage. Evaluating technique before fine-tuning (micro-adjusting) a lens with focus issues. How to find a good guide for a photo trip. The link between Lightroom (Lr) and Photoshop (Ps) when…
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    TWIP

  • TWiP 377 – Sony, Instagram, & iStock Photo

    Bruce
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Sony brings E-Mount lenses to smartphones, photographer captures portraits of subjects being hit by stun guns, and Instagram releases Hyperlapse. Plus, big changes coming to iStock Photo. The post TWiP 377 – Sony, Instagram, & iStock Photo appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP Meetup: Nature and Landscape Photography

    Frederick
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Panasonic LUMIX Luminary Rob Knight will show you how you can add video into your workflow to make your photography POP. This program is not about how to replace your still photography, it is about how to enhance and support your photos by adding motion. The post TWiP Meetup: Nature and Landscape Photography appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP and Panasonic in NYC!

    Frederick
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Come join in on the discussion as Frederick Van Johnson sits down for some one-on-one chats in Panasonic’s Lumix Lounge at Photo Plus Expo. The post TWiP and Panasonic in NYC! appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • This Week in COSTA RICA! 2015

    Frederick
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:27 am
    Join Frederick Van Johnson and Rob Knight for the first TWiP Photo Adventure in Costa Rica. Rob has designed this photo tour and workshop based on his seven years of visiting, shooting and teaching in Costa Rica! The post This Week in COSTA RICA! 2015 appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP 376 – The Bokeh Discussion

    Frederick
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    This week on TWiP, Frederick sits down with the team behind the movie BOKEH for a discussion about funding a film with a Kickstarter campaign, shooting on location in Iceland, and more! The post TWiP 376 – The Bokeh Discussion appeared first on This Week in Photo.
 
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • Canon 7D Mark II Sample Gallery: The speed demon DSLR flies sky high with 10fps

    davepardue@gmail.com
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
        At Canon's press launch for the Canon 7D Mark II at photokina today, I had the opportunity to shoot with Canon's new high-speed APS-C flagship camera. Presented with an action sports demonstration of trampoline acrobats, the most obvious thing to experiment with first was the new 10fps continuous burst shooting. While on paper a jump from the 8fps of the original 7D to 10fps doesn't seem all that impressive, when you're shooting with it the 7D Mark II feels strikingly fast. Using the bundled 18-135mm kit lens, the camera... (read more)
  • Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Pro: Bright, portable and protected from the elements

    davepardue@gmail.com
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    It appears that our friends in the Olympus lens design department have been very busy lately, creating a product that has us rather wowed here at IR, at least on paper. The Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro, as it is officially called, brings some rather serious innovation to the table in terms of optical performance as well as a design that allows for a more compact form factor than traditionally required for this zoom range and speed. Design Offering a 35mm equivalent range of 80-300mm, the Olympus 40-150 f/2.8 Pro employs a newly designed inner zoom mechanism that allows it to...
  • Canon 7D Mark II arrives, eats 1D X for lunch with more horsepower, amazing autofocus system

    davepardue@gmail.com
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
        The new Canon 7D Mark II is here, and at long last, as many Canon users would likely agree. Five years after the original flagship APS-C camera was released, Canon's made some significant strides in image quality and performance for both stills and video in a variety of areas. They've taken a lot of the technology and processing performance of the 5D Mark III and 1D X cameras, as well as innovations from the 70D and combined them into a new rugged, high-performance APS-C flagship HD-DSLR. At the heart of the camera is a newly... (read more)
  • Canon G7X lays claim to Sony RX100-series turf with longer lens, faster autofocus and touch-screen

    davepardue@gmail.com
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
        Back in the spring of 2012, Canon's PowerShot G1 X large-sensor, fixed-zoom camera got us incredibly excited. Six months later, Sony stole its thunder with the RX100, which shrank the formula to pocket-size, yet still offered clear advantages over existing enthusiast compacts -- not to mention the ever-present smartphone. Now, Canon once more lays claim once more to the category it created with the brand-new Canon G7X, and Sony has a battle on its hands. It's perhaps a rather different battle than Canon was anticipating,... (read more)
  • Panasonic LX100 takes its own road: RX100-series rival boasts 4/3-inch sensor, blazing performance

    davepardue@gmail.com
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:03 am
        Mark today's date in your calendar: The day the large-sensor, fixed-zoom camera market caught fire. Two years after the segment debuted with the Canon G1X and Sony RX100, we suddenly have two new entrants on the scene. We've covered the brand-new Canon G7X separately, and at the very same moment, the Panasonic LX100 launches with an entirely different solution to photographers' needs. The Canon G1X and Sony RX100 were both incredibly exciting, but each had its shortcomings that were in large part a factor of their sensor... (read more)
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 15 September 2014, Monday

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Canon 7D Mk II with 18-135mm IS STM. NEW: Canon 7D Mk II. Canon's replacement for the 5-year-old 7D. This new Mark II is now THE sports camera short of a $6,500 pro body, with 10 FPS shooting! With the ability to synchronize itself automatically to flickering arena lighting, the 7D Mk II just became the world's best indoor sports camera at any price, unless you bring your own arena strobes. NEW: Canon LP-E6N battery. The 7D Mark II uses this new battery, which is included with the 7D Mk II. It charges in the usual Canon LC-E6 charger for the older batteries, too. NEW: Canon WFT-E7A v2…
  • 13 September 2014, Saturday

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    You have to love Amazon Ordering is always easy from Amazon, and returns are even easier. I just got a defective light switch from Amazon, went to the Amazon.com, and in about 15 seconds had a label printed out to return it. Actually, all I did was stick the page in the box. Amazon is sending UPS back to my house to pick it up from me, free. I don't have to call anyone or drive anywhere to return it. Nothing is more local than my front doorstep. Thank you Amazon!  
  • 12 September 2014, Friday

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    NEW: Nikon D750. The D750 is a D610 with a flippy screen and the superior autofocus system of the D810.   NEW: Nikon 20mm f/1.8.   NEW: Nikon SB-500.   NEW: Nikon 52mm close-up lens. LEICA M3 and 50mm f/2 SUMMICRON. NEW: Just Use It. You can't wear out a good 35mm camera.  
  • 11 September 2014, Thursday

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    NEW: World's Largest SD Card: 512 GB. But how will it fit my camera? Perfectly! This new SanDisk card is the same size physically, but holds half a Terabyte. It must weigh a ton when full of pictures, though. This series of card also comes in more reasonable capacities. The biannual Photokina show is this coming week in Germany, so we'll be seeing new products announced all week.
  • 10 September 2014, Wednesday

    9 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Fuji X100T. NEW: Fuji X100T. The X100T is the new version of the X100S. It adds a bigger LCD, a new 1/32,000 electronic shutter, SEVEN customizable Fn buttons, Program mode goes to 4 seconds, ISO goes to 51,200, and a whole lot more — all for the same price as the old X100S.   NEW: Fuji X-T1 Graphite edition Just a new color for the same great X-T1 (review).   NEW: Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 Weather-resusitent pro tele lens.   NEW: Fuji XF 56mm f/1.2 APD Apodization (APD) means that this lens is designed to give even smoother bokeh than the regular XF 56mm f/1.2.  …
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    Strobist

  • Traveling Photographer_DUBAI has Ben Posted

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    For those following The Traveling Photographer project (more info on the whole project here) the Dubai episode has just been posted.-30-
  • Education: Gear for Your Brain

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Your brain is gear. Keep it in tune by providing it regular doses of education. A well-written and info-packed photo technique book is a screaming bargain in the long run. You're essentially renting someone's brain. I have dedicated an entire bookshelf page to my very favorite lighting (and other photo) books for your consideration. All are well-considered and are, I believe, the very best examples in their genre.__________But beyond that I would suggest you consider the occasional workshop. Nothing beats a hands-on, small class with a solid pro who knows things you would like to know. It is…
  • Choosing Cases and Carts

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:44 pm
    You can't exactly put this stuff in your pocket. And what you get to carry it around will be largely driven by, well, what you care carrying around.Most of you will end up using two small lights with stands and mods and a modest bag of camera gear. Not that there's anything wrong with that. You can do a ton of cool stuff with two speedlights. I have gone far past that level of gear in the past, and often to my regret.If that's you, grab the shoulder-slung camera bag of your choice. Then augment it with this:The LumoPro Padded Lighting Case is cheap ($30), lightweight, protective and perfect…
  • Choosing Hard and Specialty Modifiers

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    We tend to start out using soft light at a 45-degree angle because it is an easy fix, and it's hard to go seriously wrong doing that.But there are all kinds of light mods, and often choices other than default soft ¾ light can be more interesting. My favorites are snoots, grids and ring adapters.Snoots are like little tunnels you attach to your flash to block part of the light beam. Snoots are not rocket science -- we are just blocking some light. And cardboard works just fine to create tight zones of light that you can use to create something like the photo above.For grid spots, which work…
  • Choosing Soft Modifiers

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Editor's note: In 2011 I wrote a full post on my four favorite soft modifiers. No changes since then. These are still my go-to's, for reasons explained below. So I am reprinting this in the gear selection module. -DHWith the gazillion or so soft light mods out there, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the choices available. And while I have probably shot with more of them that I would care to admit, there are four soft mods that I go back to again and again.As it happens, these four are reasonably priced, too. (Which may well be what attracted me to them in the first place, of…
 
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    The Luminous Landscape - What's New

  • 14, September, 2014 - Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
      We have published a few articles on medium format lately.  So, today we take it down a notch and share an article by Olaf Willoughby.  He re-visits the Leica T and his experiences as a user.  You can read test reports and reviews but using a camera is the bottom line.  Olaf digs right down to the heart of it in “Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep - Thoughts On The Leica T”.  It’s Photokina time and I am publishing this article from the Delta Lounge at the Atlanta Airport.  The show opens Tuesday and Michael and I will be there covering all the…
  • 11 September, 2014 - Upgrading To The Leaf Credo 80

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
      This is date I hope many of us take a moment to reflect on as it is the anniversary of 9/11.  This was a most tragic day and one I'll never forget.  Please remember those that have fallen and those that serve.  I have two sons in the military (Navy and Army) as well as a daughter in law serving in the Army.  Like all their brothers in arms they serve with dedication so we can live the lives we do.  I am very proud of them. Also, don't forget all of those victims of that day, and those that served and have not come home.  Let's hope we can get through the…
  • 10 September, 2014 - Beta Testers Needed

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
      Once in a while a new and different program comes along in the photography field that gets our attention.  One in particular is Mylio.  Previously in the post we were helping them get 100 Beta Testers.  Mission Acomplished. It only took a few hours but the 100 Beta Testers have been signed up.  Watch here for an announcement when the next wave of Bata Testers will be announced.   Michael's Phlog was updated on September 10th     ...
  • 7 September, 2014 - Why Medium Format

    7 Sep 2014 | 6:51 pm
      Having been a medium format shooter for the last 13 years I don’t need a lot of arm twisting when it comes to medium format digital.  It’s always good to hear though from someones as they tell their story about making the switch to medium format.  Today we share Andy Biggs’s article Why Medium Format.  Andy, a well respected wildlife and landscape shooter takes us through his journey of adopting the medium format digital Phase One system.  Read about the ins and outs of making the switch and what he learned along the way.  Enjoy! Have you…
  • 6 September, 2014 - Join Michael In Antarctica

    6 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
      This January and February Luminous-Landscape is once again traveling to Antarctica. This is a trip of a lifetime.  If you are a passionate photographer of nature and landscapes then this is a once in a lifetime trip.  This is a fly over the Drake Passage which avoids 5 days of sailing in some of the roughest seas in the world. We have assembled without a doubt one of the best line-ups of instructors for a workshop  – ever.  Now we are adding Michael Reichmann to the list.  Michael, the founder of Luminous-Landscape and the Luminous-Endowment will be…
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    The Online Photographer

  • Last Hour

    Michael Johnston
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Carl with the 8x10 It's a scant hour to go until the end of the Print Sale and I still haven't decided which one to buy for the walls of TOP HQ (can't afford both—house poor, from now until whenever). "Steep Rock" is more popular with American readers and "Church" with international readers. I'm leaning toward "Church" (which sort of goes along with my suspicion that I'm secretly British at heart, despite my lack of enthusiasm for footandheadball). Carl is an old-fashioned photographic polymath (I love the word "polymath"—it…
  • Printing with Digital Negatives

    Michael Johnston
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    [Ed. note: This is the last post expanding on the techniques used for the prints in the current Carl Weese print offer. This one is especially for those who really might consider trying the process. Hope you've enjoyed these support posts as much as I have. September's Print Sale closes at 7:00 p.m. tonight, U.S. Central Time. —Mike] Carl Weese, Steep Rock, one of the two platinum prints we havefor sale until this evening. By Carl Weese I’ve been watching the progress of digital negatives for contact printing, mostly from the sidelines, since the mid-'90s. For me, the…
  • 9/15/14 The Morning Coffee: Resonance

    Michael Johnston
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    A Good Morning to you— Recently a reader named Chris Hunt offered a nice contribution to the library at TOP Underground HQ—a copy of Charles Harbutt: Departures and Arrivals, a retrospective book that came out two years ago. I only have one book of Charles Harbutt's—a signed copy of Travelog from way back—but his work is right down my alley. Chris was trying to find a good home for the book because, as he explained, "sometimes a given photographer's work just doesn't resonate." So true. I've always likened it to taste in music, or physical attraction…
  • Sunday Open Mike: The Nikon We All Want

    Michael Johnston
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:10 pm
    The just-introduced Nikon D750 I'm going to make an admission I shouldn't make, and confess that I haven't scoped out the new Nikon D750 with any diligence yet. (Haven't even been to ByThom yet.) A lot of you who are specifically interested in it know more about it already than I do. Briefly: It's a full-frame, 24-megapixel, $2,300 camera designed to be "multimedia friendly," meaning it's designed to do video well and to have good connectivity, and it should be shipping very soon. Most likely, inside of two weeks. Nikon is one of photography's, and…
  • About the Print Sale Pictures and the Negatives

    Michael Johnston
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:14 pm
    [Ed. Note: Our current September Print Offer ends a little more than a day from now. After the sale, our $230 prints will only be available through Carl's gallery at their regular price of $1,100. Please go here to see both pictures or to order. —MJ] Carl Weese, Church, 8x10 platinum-palladium print By Carl Weese In June of 2002 I spent about a week in the mountains and valleys of western Virginia, mainly looking for pictures after a couple of publisher and gallery meetings. I spotted this wonderful old church building nearly hidden in a hollow, close by state highway 220, just south…
 
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    Nikonians News

  • Freezing motion in low light - an optical viewfinder advantage

    12 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    In his article Tim Marchant reviews a technique to capture moving objects in low-light by under-exposure and then post-processing to recover the image - but without motion blur. Read more on how to show some crisp keeper shots under difficult conditions from your new gear.
  • Nikon releases new FX-format D750

    11 Sep 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Nikon has announced their first FX-format D-SLR with a tilting Vari-Angle LCD, along with a new Speedlight and fast wide angle prime lens. The new Nikon D750 will be available in late September with a suggested retail price of $2299.95 USD (body only). The AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED will carry a suggested retail price of $799.95 and the SB-500 Speedlight comes in at $249.95 (both due on the street by late September).
  • Photo Techniques: Exposing for Pinpoint Stars Over a Landscape

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    Trying to capture detail in both the landscape and the stars can be difficult, but from about one hour before sunrise to approximately 30 minutes before sunrise there is a sweet spot that allows you to capture enough information in both areas to produce a stunning final image. Follow Mike Hagen as he goes through the checklist of 10 steps to perfect star photography.
  • Nikonians Academy Spotlight on Urban Feeback

    7 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Rick Hulbert's Urban and Street Photography Workshops are receiving excellent reviews, and with a full slate of those workshops scheduled in the months ahead, we thought you might want to check them out.
  • ANPAT-14 has slots available

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Only two seats are left for the 14th Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT). Our founders, J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) and Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs), urge any members trying to make a last-minute decision to sign up now. The ANPAT, at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, USA will be held from September 28 to October 4.
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    Imaging Insider

  • Round shot VR drive Metric Launched

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    Tweet The Roundshot VR Drive Metric was launched today. Here is the link to its website with all product details: http://www.roundshot.com/xml_1/internet/en/file/modul/news/html.cfm?config=2FFC9548-5056-8276-9C61CB88FCA5D980&lg=EN&did=1&lid=3&newsID=156&pid=1 Roundshot will be at photokina photokina booth B023 in hall 2.1 showing panorama products live.
  • 175 years of photography – 167 years of Tetenal.Pictures best friend.

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:52 am
    Tweet Norderstedt/ColognephotokinaSeptember 2014Tradition – imaging expertise – innovation: These characteristics have distinguished Tetenal since its establishment in 1847. The company has been highly regarded by the photographic community almost since the time “PHOTO” technology was invented. Now Tetenal has launched a microsite – seit1847.tetenal.de – to honor this special event. The site visualises the fascination of photography by presenting a wide range of contemporary milestones. “Happy Birthday PHOTO” is this year’s motto of the Norderstedt-based…
  • Fujifilm Announces Deluxe X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition; New Lenses; and New Instax Wide 300; X100T.

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Tweet FUJIFILM ANNOUNCESDELUXEX-T1 GRAPHITE SILVER EDITION New triple layer coating gives the X-T1a sophisticated and durable finish; EVF updated withNatural Live View and electronic shutter speed increased up to 1/32000 second; X-T1 and XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR black kit announced Valhalla, N.Y.September 10, 2014FUJIFILM North America Corporationtoday announced thenew special edition FUJIFILM X-T1Graphite Silvera weather-resistant premium interchangeable lens camera with a large OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) that delivers an instant image preview. TheX-T1 Graphite Silver also…
  • The best of the best: photokina presents the best pictures from famous photographic competitions

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    Tweet Press Release No. 21 / Cologne, September 2014 photokina – world of imaging 2014At each photokina they are inspiration and motivation in equal measure: the photo exhibitions with the best pictures from famous photographic competitions. Once again this year the world’s leading trade fair for imaging will be presenting the best photos from numerous tenders for (budding) pros and amateur photographers. You will find below an overview of the photographic exhibitions at photokina 2014. Canon professional photographic promotion prize The Canon professional photographic promotion prize…
  • Hasselblad has announced the launch of a new and exclusive medium format camera body.

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    Tweet The highly versatile H5X has been developed primarily for H1, H2, H2F and H4X photographers who seek H5 capability – and also as a backup body for H5D users. The H5X, which boasts latest capture functionality and works seamlessly with Hasselblad’s world-leading H System lenses, comes after the spring launch of the world’s first 50MP CMOS Sensor H5D-50c camera and the summer launch of the new H5D-50c MS, H5D-200c MS and the CFV-50c CMOS digital back. Hasselblad will showcase the new H5X at photokina (Sep 16-21: Hall 02.1 Stands AO21, BO20, AO10). Michele Channer,…
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    Photofocus

  • Joe McNally & Mykii Liu | Photofocus Podcast 9/15/14

    Richard Harrington
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    This week’s we catch up with two photographers. First, one of the most passionate and respected photographers on the planet… Joe McNally.  We then catch up with new Photofocus contributor Mykii Liu. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Joe McNally Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 30 years and included assignments in over 50 countries. He has shot cover stories for TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, New York, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and Men’s…
  • Quick Photo Composition in Photoshop

    Howard Pinsky
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    In this video, you’ll learn how to quickly turn a plain photo shoot into a fantastic one. This technique uses the Quick Selection Tool, Refine Edge, and Adjustment Layers. Disclaimer: This is only one way to composite a photo in Photoshop. Follow Howard on Twitter This Post Sponsored by: LensRentals.com Be a kid in a camera store. Rent lenses, cameras, lighting and more from the original and best online photographic and video equipment rental company.  Use PHOTOFOCUS10 in the checkout special instructions to receive 10% off your next rental. SongFreedom is about artists supporting…
  • Fun Skewing an Image

    Vanelli
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    As the driver drove us from the Las Vegas airport to our hotel, I saw a billboard promoting a comedian’s act for one of the hotels. That got me thinking of my comedian buddy Frankie Paul. We joked about him performing in Vegas. I thought how cool will it be when I see Frankie’s act promoted on a billboard here. This gave me an idea. I can add Frankie to the billboard! By the time my camera photo was ready, I missed my opportunity. I waited for another billboard and quickly took a shot. To add Frankie to the billboard is actually really easy using Photoshop. Here are the steps.
  • Scott Basile | Photographer of the Week

    Jaron Schneider
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Embracing new technologies while continuing to uphold the beauty of the old is something many do not attempt, instead focused on only the former part of that equation. For Scott Basile, he uses new technologies to bring old techniques to the forefront. “I make wet plate collodion portraits and landscapes. I shoot with large format cameras, from 4×5 up to 11×14. The images are made in camera and have to be processed before the plate dries, hence the name wet plate, but the process is fairly simple when you get down to it, light bounces off your subject and back onto the…
  • The Challenges of Shooting with Fast Prime Lenses

    Richard Harrington
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Prime lenses have plenty of benefits, but they also have their challenges. Learn about some of these drawbacks and challenges in this tutorial. Watch the follow-up movies within this series at http://www.lynda.com/Video-Shooting-V…. This specific tutorial is from the Video Gear Weekly series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and offers reviews and tips on the latest video gear, from cameras like the Blackmagic 4K and GoPros to lighting, accessories, and adapters. This Post Sponsored by:…
 
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    The Leica Camera

  • Jim Marshall: The Haight: Love, Rock and Revolution at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

    Biana
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
    This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept is on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring the work of the legendary rock-and-roll photographer and photojournalist Jim Marshall who captured The Beatles, Jimi [...]
  • Glen Craig: Close-Up Miles Davis at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

    Leica Internet Team
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept is on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring Glen Craig, a photographer known for capturing legends in music, including Aretha Franklin, James Brown, [...]
  • Fred Mortagne: Announcing the Winners of the Leica Camera & Red Bull Photo Contest

    Leica Internet Team
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    On September 2, Leica Camera held a photo contest in partnership with Red Bull Germany and Red Bull Illume. The prize was the chance to participate in a photo workshop hosted by Fred Mortagne during photokina in conjunction with the Red Bull Illume and the Red Bull Offsprings. We were overwhelmed by the number and [...]
  • Georges Yammine: A Spark of Hope – The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

    Leica Internet Team
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept is on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring Georges Yammine, a musician and photographer whose exhibit “A Spark of Hope – The West-Eastern [...]
  • Florian Wagner: Adventure Germany, Part 2

    Leica Internet Team
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Florian Wagner is a photographer, paragliding instructor and helicopter pilot based in Munich, Germany. His work explores wildlife, outdoor sports and the environment. Besides numerous publications for newspapers like the Süddeutsche Zeitung and magazines like Stern, Playboy, National Geographic, GQ and Focus, he has been exhibited nationally and internationally and his work is featured in [...]
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  • Canon Introduces Three New Lenses and its “Glass First” Initiative

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:33 pm
    With their first EF zoom lens to incorporate STM (EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, $599); their slimmest and lightest EF-S lens ever made (EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake, $149); their updated and exotic 400mm prime telephoto (EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, $6,899); and their “Glass First” effort, Canon covers its bases and highlights its emphasis on lenses. There’s a very interesting undercurrent at Canon plainly visible this year at Photokina. While their new DSLR announcement – the 7D MkII – is pretty much a snoozer, they’ve introduced for the first time STM technology for their full…
  • PowerShot G7 X – Canon’s First One-Inch Sensor Compact Digital Camera

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Also announced today, Canon’s PowerShot G7 X and yes, it is a PowerShot pocket cam, but it has some great looking video and it may be a great cam for on location shooting, b-roll shots, and just plain keeping in your pocket when you don’t want to carry around a DSLR! We shared the first Canon EOS 7D Mark II video earlier this morning and the same team also managed to get their hands on the new PowerShot G7 X and created the first video with it and we’re thrilled to be able to share that below too! PRE-ORDER! List price is $699 and you can preorder at B&H or Adorama *…
  • HOT Canon EOS 7D Mark II launch video – a planet5D first

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    We’re thrilled to be able to be one of the very first sites to show you this awesome first look at the Canon EOS 7D Mark II from our good friend Abraham Joffe (See more of our posts featuring Abraham) PRE-ORDER! NOTE: Just was notified Adorama is offering FREE overnight shipping for pre-orders! List price is $1,799 and should be shipping in November and you can preorder at B&H or Adorama (with FREE OVERNIGHT shipping!) or Amazon * PLEASE use these links as it will support planet5D! Thank you! From Abraham’s blog post about the shoot: Abraham Joffe: “Every photographer or…
  • Canon’s killer new Canon EOS 7D Mark II

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    Canon announces the Canon EOS 7D Mark II – did you feel the ground shake? Did the universe suddenly start spinning another direction? Nope. Many people were waiting for the next big Canon announcement and I’m afraid there’s a collective yawn from the HDSLR video community. Sure the new 7D has some great new features and we’re eager to get our hands on one, but with the Sony A7s and the Panasonic GH4 recently taking the planet by storm, the Canon EOS 7D Mark II doesn’t have the same sex appeal for video. Yes it has the awesome Dual Pixel AF for smooth autofocus…
  • New Nikon D750 Another Nail in Canon’s Coffin?

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    The new Nikon D750 begs the question once again about its arch rival: What is Canon thinking? It’s one kind of anticipation when waiting to see the newest Apple iPhone – excitement. It’s a very different kind of anticipation when waiting for Canon’s new DSLRs these days: are they going to give the customers what they want? Kudos to Nikon for pushing the envelope!  Interesting. Nikon’s DSLR sensors already blow away Canon’s with superior color depth, dynamic range and low light capability. With Nikon’s just announced, full frame D750, Nikon ups the ante with a tilting rear…
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  • Canon debuts compact cam with 1-inch sensor, new SLR

    Paul Worthington
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
    A new 20-megapixel APS-C sensor gives Canon’s latest SLR an ISO range of 100–16000, the company says, and lets the EOS 7D Mark II capture 10 frames per second: up to 31 Raw images or 1,090 JPEGs. In addition to the Dual Pixel system “for rapid and precise focusing of video,” the camera has a […]
  • Panasonic promotes “hybrid photography” with 4k capture

    Paul Worthington
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    With its new “Hybrid Photography 4K Photo mode,” Panasonic says it is “proposing a new way of photo creation… by grabbing a 3840×2160 8-megapixel equivalent image from the 4K video footage. It is possible to capture the spur-of-the-moment which is often missed in still photography.” The new DMC-LX100 Micro Four Thirds camera has a 12-megapixel […]
  • Samsung captures 4k video with APS-sized BSI sensor

    Paul Worthington
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The new flagship camera from Samsung Electronics captures 4K video with an APS-sized back-side-illuminated sensor. The NX1 Smart Camera has Samsung’s fastest AF system to date, the company says: the 28-megapixel sensor has 205 phase-detect focus areas embedded in it, “covering 90 percent of the frame, allowing photographers to quickly focus on their targets.” With […]
  • Tamron develops ultra-wide-angle zoom: 15-30mm

    Admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    Tamron says its upcoming f/2.8 fast ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with vibration compensation is the first in its category. The lens’ zoom ranges from 15-30mm, with an optical construction of 18 elements in 13 groups. That includes an expanded glass-molded aspherical element placed at the front group, and several low-dispersion glass elements in the system, the […]
  • Program announced for Mobile Photo Connect

    Paul Worthington
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    The Mobile Photo Connect executive conference focuses on promoting innovation and partnerships in the mobile photography ecosystem, and says it is “the leading forum where entrepreneurs, investors and senior executives gather to discuss the key technology and business issues driving the surge in mobile imaging and visual communication.” PMA is a media sponsor for the […]
 
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  • In celebration of 75 years of optics, Canon releases three new EF lenses

    William Chambers
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Canon has added three new EF lenses to their ranks, including two new silent motor (STM) models. The new EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM offer smooth and quite autofocus, which is great for video recording. The EF 24-105 offers a versatile focal range for general, everyday photography with the addition of their Image Stabilization to help keep images free from blur. The EF-S 24mm lens gives you a more compact form factor, along with a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8. They also introduced a new EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens, which is designed to be a more portable, super…
  • Canon adds three new PowerShot models

    William Chambers
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    Along with their recent announcement of the EOS 7D Mark II, Canon has added three new PowerShot cameras to several their popular camera lines; the G7 X, SX60 HS, and the N2. All three boast some impressive features, like the SX60's massive 65x (yes, 65x!) optical zoom lens, the G7 X's 1-inch 20.2MP image sensor. To learn more about each new camera, see the official press release from Canon below. THREE NEW HIGH-END, ADVANCED POWERSHOT MODELS FROM CANON U.S.A. EMPOWER PHOTOGRAPHERS TO CREATE AMAZING IMAGES AND VIDEO   PowerShot G7 X is the Company's First One-Inch Sensor Compact Digital…
  • Canon unveils the EOS 7D Mark II DSLR

    William Chambers
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    Canon has announced the replacement of their popular EOS 7D from 2010, with the new EOS 7D Mark II. Several of the 7D MK2's upgrades include Dual DIGIC 6 processors, an all new 65-point AF system with all Cross Type sensors, 10fps high-speed burst shooting, and their newer Dual Pixel CMOS AF system. Canon has placed a 20.2MP APS-C sized CMOS image sensor into the 7D MK2, which also allows you to capture full 1080P HD video in .MOV or .MP4 formats. To learn more, see Canon's press release below. FUEL YOUR CREATIVE PASSION WITH THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED CANON EOS 7D MARK II DIGITAL SLR CAMERA New…
  • The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5: their new "Ultra Compact Size" ILC

    William Chambers
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    Panasonic has just released an all new compact ILC, the Lumix DMC-GM5. One of their smallest G-series ILCs to date, the GM5 measures just 3.88 x 2.34 x 1.42 inches, but is not short on features. It boasts a MFT Live MOS image sensor, which offers 16-megapixels of resolution and captures full HD video at 1920x1080 in either AVCHD or MP4 formats (up to 60p). Framing and viewing are handled by either the 3.0-inch touch screen LCD (921k dots) or the 1,166K dot Live View Finder. Other appealing features include built-in Wi-Fi, an extended ISO range from 100 - 25.600, a fast 1/16,000 of a second…
  • Panasonic announces new LX-series prosumer camera: the Lumix DMC-LX100

    William Chambers
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The sixth generation of their popular LX-series of prosumer digicams, the new LX100 offers some serious power. To start, the camera includes a Micro Four Thirds size Live MOS image sensor (the same as found in Panasonic and Olympus ILCs), which offers 12.8MP of resolution. They've mated this sensor to a high-quality 24-75mm optical zoom lens, which offers a maximum aperture range of f/1.7-2.8 for great low-light performance and pleasing bokeh. While most cameras top out at 1080/60P video, the LX100 boasts full 4K video at 30 frames per second, along with a new "Hybrid Photography 4K Photo…
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    A Photo Editor

  • This Week In Photography Books: Lucas Foglia

    Jonathan Blaustein
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:47 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein I went for a little walkabout this morning, with three of my students. (Making pictures, of course.) The ladies are all in High School, and were born and raised here in Taos. None has left town very often, from what I can gather. One went to visit some family in California this Summer. But it was only San Bernardino, which is kind of depressing. (Unless you love smog so thick that it makes mountains invisible. In which case, you might love it there.) I tried to explain to the young photographers that when you’ve never left a place, or had the context of other…
  • Art Producers Speak: Q. Sakamaki

    Suzanne Sease
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    We emailed Art Buyers and Art Producers around the world asking them to submit names of established photographers who were keeping it fresh and up-and-comers who they are keeping their eye on. If you are an Art Buyer/Producer or an Art Director at an agency and want to submit a photographer anonymously for this column email: Suzanne.sease@verizon.net Anonymous Art Buyer: I nominate Q. Sakamaki. I always find myself lingering over Q’s dreamlike images. Even though many images in his mailers were taken with Instagram, they have a nostalgic vibe, especially the double exposures. Work on his…
  • The Daily Edit – Michele Romero: Entertainment Weekly

    Heidi Volpe
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    Entertainment Weekly Editor: Matt Bean Director of Photography: Lisa Berman Design Director: Tim Leong Picture Editor: Michele Romero Photographer: Dylan Coutler Heidi: Why the split cover run for this issue? Michele: Magazines do split-run covers whenever the subject can yield a series of photos to communicate a single topic.  So, ESPN’s Body Issue, for example, or GQ’s Coolest Athlete’s of All Time.  EW has done split-run covers for a variety of shows and this is the magazine’s 3rd time doing a split-run series for “The Walking Dead.”  Single images always make better…
  • The Guilt Of The People He Couldn’t Save

    A Photo Editor
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Carter’s daily ritual included cocaine and other drug use, which would help him cope with his occupation’s horrors. He often confided in his friend Judith Matloff, a war correspondent. She said he would “talk about the guilt of the people he couldn’t save because he photographed them as they were being killed.” via How Photojournalism Killed Kevin Carter. Buying a new website? APhotoFolio.com builds portfolio websites for photographers. Have a look (here).
  • This Week In Photography Books: Vincent Delbrouck

    Jonathan Blaustein
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein I was talking today with Marcie, my new Native American friend. She’s from the Taos Pueblo, and we really enjoy chatting about art, culture, religion. Stuff like that. No matter how much you might feel a spiritual connection with Native American views on the sacred nature of Earth, it feels trite when you’re not raised in that culture. (If you’re white, I mean.) Which lends a certain frisson to the conversation. To be frank, Marcie doesn’t give off the vibe that I’m a poseur. Just the opposite. She’s open, honest, and nonjudgmental.
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    Nikon Rumors

  • Nikon D810 now comes with free accessories

    [NR] admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:08 pm
    The Nikon D810 body at B&H now includes $97.85 worth of free accessories: SanDisk 32GB Extreme UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10) Ruggard Commando 36 DSLR Shoulder Bag Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 1800mAh) Adorama has a similar package that includes: Lexar Pro 32GB class 10 SDHC card Spare Nikon EN-EL15 battery Slinger camera bag 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: Deal: Nikon D4 kit with $453 of free accessories B&H offers free perks if…
  • Nikon at Photokina 2014

    [NR] admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Tomorrow is the first day of the 2014 Photokina show. This is Nikon's schedule of presenters/events: Additional information (not much) is available on this dedicated page. Here is the location of the Nikon booth: and a video of the Nikon booth: If you have any pictures or interesting information from the show you would like to share online, you can contact me here 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: Nikon at the 2014 NAB show Nikon will be at the heart of this…
  • The new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport lens for Nikon mount is now available for pre-order

    [NR] admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:08 pm
    The new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport lens for Nikon mount is currently available for pre-order (more information on the lens is available here). 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: Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens now available for pre-order Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens for Nikon mount is now shipping Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens (Nikon mount) finally in stock
  • Deal of the day: Nikon D810 open box at B&H for $2,900

    [NR] admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    B&H currently has a small quantity of open box Nikon D810 bodies selling at $2,900 with full Nikon USA warranty (and free expedited shipping): This is a $400 savings compare to the price of a new body. No idea how many units they have - they could be sold out at any moment. They seems to have few different listings - check this link (update #1: check also this link). Update #2: they sold out quickly, but there is another D810 open box for $2,964.95. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook…
  • Adorama is offering free overnight shipping on the latest Nikon products (D750, 20mm f/1.8, SB-500)

    [NR] admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Adorama is offering free overnight shipping on the Nikon D750 when they received the first shipment on September 23, 2014 (first come first serve basis). This offer is valid for those products only: Nikon D750 Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G lens Nikon SB-500 Speedlight flash 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: First pictures of the Nikon D750, SB500 and 20mm f/1.8G Nikon D750 and Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED sample images Nikon D750, MB-D16, SB-500, 20mm f/1.8 and MC 52mm available…
 
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  • The Illumination Experience With Shane Hurlbut

    Canon Rumors
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., begins his Illumination Experience Tour on September 14, 2014, which will be traveling to 25 North American cities. This highly anticipated tour is ideal for any filmmaker looking to gain industry experience while gaining invaluable knowledge from a cinematic pioneer. The Illumination Experience is a two-part series; the Illumination Workshop, which will be taught in all 25 cities, and the Experience Masterclass which will be available to students in nine of these cities. Canon Rumors readers receive a special discount of $20 off tickets with voucher code “IETCR” …
  • Video Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

    Canon Rumors
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    Below is a video review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II done by Untitlted Film Works in Australia. See them on Facebook here Canon EOS 7D Mark II $1799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Camera Canada cr
  • Official: Canon PowerShot G7 X

    Canon Rumors
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The PowerShot G7 X is a premium high-performance camera that puts exciting and impressive capabilities in a sophisticated, compact package. It starts with the sensor: a large and light-grabbing 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor powered by Canon’s latest generation DIGIC 6 Image Processor for beautifully rendered low-light photography up to ISO 12800. The IS lens is a f/1.8 (W)–f/2.8 (T) that puts more in your frame while staying bright to the maximum 4.2x Optical Zoom (24mm–100mm), with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm for artistic background blur, and a…
  • Preorder the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, New Lenses & PowerShot Cameras

    Canon Rumors
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Below are the preorder links to everything relating to the brand new Canon EOS 7D Mark II. Adorama is offering free overnight shipping on any of the Canon products announced today, once they become available. Canon EOS 7D Mark II $1799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Camera Canada Canon EOS 7D Mark II w/18-135 STM $2149: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon Canon BG-E16 Battery Grip $319: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon Canon LP-E6N Battery $99: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon WFT-E7A Wireless Transmitter II $849: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon   Canon EF & EF-S Lens Preorders…
  • Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

    Canon Rumors
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Canon EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera is designed to meet the demands of photographers and videographers who want a camera that can provide a wide range of artistic opportunities. With a winning combination of cutting-edge operations and a robust, ergonomic design, it is optimized to make even the most challenging photography simple and easy. The EOS 7D Mark II features a refined APS-C sized 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for gorgeous imagery. It shoots up to 10 frames per second at ISOs ranging from 100–16000 (expandable to H1: 25600, H2: 51200), has a…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Down and Dirty Guide to Milky Way Photography

    James Brandon
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Milky Way Over Mono Lake | James Brandon Seeing the Milky Way with your own eyes is a life-changing, mind-blowing experience. It will put your place within the universe in to perspective and remind you just how small and insignificant we all are. The sad part is that most people have never seen it. Over half of our planet’s population lives in cities where seeing the Milky Way is all but impossible. Even when people get out of the city and have a good view of the stars, they usually don’t focus on them long enough to find the Milky Way. It’s something that you either stumble onto by…
  • Before and After: How This Photo was Processed in Lightroom

    Andrew S. Gibson
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Andrew’s ebook Mastering Lightroom: Book Four – The Photos is available now at a special price of 40% off for a limited time from Snapndeals. It’s an advanced guide to processing photos in Lightroom’s Develop module, explaining how to use Lightroom’s powerful processing engine plus Develop Presets and plug-ins to create beautiful images. The Story A few years ago I passed through Bolivia, South America’s poorest and, in some ways, least developed country. I spent a few days in Potosí, a small, largely forgotten city whose history had a central role in shaping the modern…
  • 6 Signs That You May be a Lazy Photographer

    John Davenport
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Photographers who are consistently producing stunning photographs don’t do so because they are lucky, observant, or even more skilled than the average photographer – they do so because they are not being lazy. Are you a lazy photographer? 6 signs you may be a lazy photographer #1 – You’re lazy about composing your shots You already know the basic rules of successful composition and you even know the rules for breaking those rules, but if you fail to put these rules into practice with every shot you take, then you’re being a lazy photographer. Composition is…
  • Poll: What Kind of Photography do You do?

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s been a while since we asked your opinion on something or had a poll so I thought I’d bring this one back again to see if there’s any change from last time we asked this question. So tell us what kind of photography do you do most often? I’ve set it up so you can pick up to two options from the list so pick the two that you do the most frequently. If you do another kind of photography that isn’t listed select Other and tell us in the comments section. By participating in polls like this it helps us understand the kinds of articles that you would most like to…
  • Mastering On-Camera Flash

    Jim Wise
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    You get caught off-guard with a photo assignment and you might not have time to set up additional lights or have the luxury of using a reflector. Maybe it’s an awards event in a large room and you don’t want the background to go completely dark. You see a celebrity, rock star, astronaut or maybe it’s the president of your company that you need to photograph (see image below), or maybe you just need to travel light, with a minimum of gear. George Lucas: 1/180 at f/13, ISO 200 Shoe-mount flashes are very portable and you CAN use them to get a great image. The key to getting…
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  • Syrp Genie – Camera Motion Controller – Review

    Tommy
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    The Genie – Camera Motion Controller The Genie! A simple and extremely easy to use device used for motion control and image capture Time Lapse Photography and Videos made by Syrp company. The key to Genie is that it can be used with any existing film equipment on tthe rehe market, including Tripods, Sliders, Jib Arms, cable cams, custom platforms or even your office chair! Genie with Cable for Camera and 2 Extensions Specifications Dimensions L: 102mm W: 102mm H: 102mm Movement Speed Linear – 100cm / 25 Sec Panning – 360 degrees / 8 Sec. Battery Life 7 hours or more –…
  • MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

    Tommy
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:54 am
    You remember our article about cool trigger device called Nero Trigger, well developers of that great device made new one, better, faster, nicer and more advanced. Love option to connect it to the smartphone! Check it out and help them to launch this great product to the market. Check it out and help them out: Kickstarter Campaign for MIOPS The post MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger appeared first on Canon5Dtips.
  • First impressions: Sony SLT-A77 II

    Tommy
    3 May 2014 | 7:23 am
    While I got for a short while hands on SLT-A77 recently, which I will try to get once more time to make little (late) review, Sony has announced the SLT-A77 II which is “replacement” of that semi-pro APS-C camera. Sony SLT-A77 II key specifications (dpreview.com): 24MP CMOS Sensor with gap-less, offset microlenses 12fps continuous shooting with autofocus (up to 60 JPEGs) 79 point AF module with 15 cross-type AF points, covering 40% of frame Increased control over AF behavior 1080p60 movies with autofocus Audio level monitoring during movie shooting 2.4M dot OLED viewfinder…
  • RTF – Ready to Fly Multi-Copters

    Tommy
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    You heard of drones already, I’m sure of it. As prices go down, once “mission impossible” is now a world spread phenomena. But is it cheap enough for everyone? Let’s see ! Did you see a footage like this and it made you feel, you wanted to do it? It sure did have such an impact on me, so I made “little” research on this topic, as I really want to develop in that direction. The goal was to find myself an affordable RPV (Remotely Piloted Vehicle). Please read before going any further. This article is written in good will and it is my personal research. What you do and how…
  • How to make HDR Timelapse with RAW images

    Tommy
    16 Mar 2014 | 5:24 am
    Working on the Genie review, thus not writing articles recently, as I’m on the field a lot. I ran into a little issue, while wanting to make HDR Timelapse from RAW images. I made 300 images for a short scene of bigger movie to come, 300 RAW files. I know I have couple of options: convert each and every image to JPEG -2, 0, 2 exposures using Photoshop Lightroom or just load images to Photomatix Pro and use Batch Single Photos on RAW images. Lets see which one is less time consuming.   Convert RAW files to JPEG using Lightroom First question I would ask would be, “Can I make…
 
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    Digital ProTalk

  • FIRST EVER MASSIVE CLEARANCE SALE at our Digital Resource Center

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

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

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

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

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

    Andy Ilachinski
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:39 pm
    “A monk asked Ts'ui-wei about the meaning of Buddhism.  Ts'ui-wei answered: "Wait until there is no one around, and I will tell you."  Some time later the monk approached Ts'ui-wei again, saying, 'There is nobody here now.  Please answer me.'  Ts'ui-wei led him out into the garden and went over to the bamboo grove, saying nothing.  Still the monk did not understand, so at last Ts'ui-wei said, 'Here is a tall bamboo; there is a short one!'” ― Zen Parable
  • A long belated return to blogging...with some thoughts on the "music" of Kauai's tonal forms and rhythms

    Andy Ilachinski
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    I can look at a fine art photograph and sometimes I can hear music. - Ansel AdamsHaving been absent from blogging for a little over a year (!) - due mostly to ill-timed but persistent "day job" responsibilities (as always) - this entry marks a long overdue, though happy, return to musing on this forum. Though long absent from public view on this blog, my photo-related work has not actually suffered much in the intervening time. I have continued "experimenting" with color abstractions, played with a number of promising (and not so promising) new portfolios, and have a number of stories to…
  • Synesthetic Landscapes: Harmonies, Melodies, and Fugues

    Andy Ilachinski
    2 Aug 2013 | 6:54 pm
    Synesthetic Landscapes by Andy IlachinskiAddendum: (1) a recent review (in French) appears on the We Love Photo blogsite; (2) related images have appeared in Lenswork Extended DVD Edition #105; and (3) a selection of older images (that do not appear in the above book, but are from the same portfolio) and an accompanying essay will appear in the Winter 2013 issue of Stone Voices.
  • Appearance of Being

    Andy Ilachinski
    2 Jul 2013 | 4:50 pm
    “In the evidence and the limit theappearance of being.To create the conditions:The truth appears.Photography:Responses of the Realto thoughts questioning.The infinite and the frame:The mind is the means,The mind is the limit.Levels of Reality.Contingent and Infinite.Interpretations of Being.” ― SILVIO WOLF (1952 - )From "Photography," in Paradiso
  • Escher, Paul Klee, and a Turtle, Oh My...

    Andy Ilachinski
    16 Jun 2013 | 3:55 pm
    ...to which the tagline can read: a snapshot of the corner shelf in the study of a photographer prone to a gentle madness (where the "madness" refers to the deep passion for books, and is part of the title of a book - not shown - that describes that passion). My home, much to wife's dismay, is filled with books; all kinds of books; a veritable (countable) infinity of books, though a demonstrably smaller infinity than, say, the infinity represented by the categories one can imagine by which these books can all be distinguished, and that they collectively represent an intertwined wisdom about.
 
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  • Ricoh WG-M1 Digital Action Camera

    12 Sep 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation has announced the launch of the Ricoh WG-M1 digital action camera. From the creators of the original adventure camera the newest addition to the waterproof, cold proof, and shock resistant WG series is equipped to capture life’s moving adventures. The WG-M1 is the must have adventure camera for capturing your life in motion. The Ricoh WG-M1 is WiFi enabled...
  • Pentax K-S1 DSLR Digital Camera

    12 Sep 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Focused on expanding the number of Pentax DSLR owners, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation has announced the launch of the Pentax K-S1 DSLR camera. By combining proven imaging technology, distinct design cues and a flat field user interface (UI) the K-S1 appeals to the next generation Pentax owner without surrendering the performance expected in a mid-class camera. Building on...
  • Sony FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS Lens

    12 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    Designed and engineered to uncompromising standards, the FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS (SELP28135G) offers videographers and film-makers immense expressive power. It’s an ideal partner for cameras such as the 35mm full-frame a7S, capturing enormous amounts of flawless detail whether you’re shooting 4K video, Full HD or stills. The SELP28135G is compatible with all Sony E-mount...
  • Nikon D750 FX-Format Camera

    12 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Nikon Australia is pleased to announce the launch of the new D750, the smallest and lightest Nikon FX-format camera*1 to deliver incredible image quality in an ideal package of enriched features. Featuring an all-new 24.3-megapixel sensor, the Nikon D750 offers wide dynamic range with clean performance across all sensitivities, delivering superb full-frame images with stunning sharpness and rich...
  • Nikon Speedlite SB-500 Flash

    12 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    Nikon Australia is pleased to announce the release of the SB-500, its first compact and lightweight Speedlight to offer a built in LED light. A great lighting accessory for photographers and moviemakers alike, the SB-500 is an easy-to-use, compact and lightweight Speedlight offering users the flexibility to control the quality and direction of light. Powered by AA-size batteries and equipped with a high-performance LED light built into...
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  • 5 Sensible Ideas for Couples Boudoir Photography

    Paul Escott
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:49 am
    During your career as a photographer working with people, if you manage to successfully transition from doing this as a hobby to becoming a pro, you will be approached by couples quite often. When two people feel happy together, when they are at the beginning or when they have simply reached a new relationship milestone, it is quite often that they want to celebrate that feeling by commissioning a series of couple photography. But on that note, you shouldn’t be surprised that sometimes they want to try couples boudoir photography, since it’s one of the most popular commercial trends of…
  • The Best Photographers We’ve Encountered Online in 2013-2014

    Paul Escott
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Talking about something as definite as “best photographers “ can be more than a little bold, if truth be told, since the visual arts in general and photography in particular are so highly subjective that picking absolutes is impossible. But since we’re not claiming to choose the best photographers of all time, but only a few select ones which caught our eye since last year and the months that passed from this one, we dared to give it a go. 1. Davina Palik and Daniel Kudish This couple of photographers, based in Montreal and Ottawa, specialize in wedding photography, taking beautiful…
  • 7 Tips for Shooting Autumn Foliage

    Paul Escott
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Summer’s gone and every photographer on Earth is looking forward to the amazing colors that autumn brings along with it. Summers are always busy; you’ve got weddings, holidays, trips and all sorts of events that involve subject and lots of light and heat. We’ve recently talked about how to take precaution to prevent your subject’s exhaustion, but what about the photographer’s exhaustion? At the beginning of this autumn, it’s time you took a little break and enjoyed nature; take your camera out and go on walks and photograph the lovely autumn foliage. Autumn isn’t just about…
  • 5 Ways to Experiment More with Your Photography

    Paul Escott
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Becoming a good photographer takes more than just hard work, mechanical knowledge of the basic know-hows and the investment of time and money. None of these things are easy to give, of course, especially if you’re striving to make the transition from an amateur to a pro while also maintaining an unrelated job and investing all your extra money in new gear and props to fuel your still not so lucrative hobby. But that little extra we’re talking about could be equated to the unquantifiable spark of talent, or confidence, or creativity which your work will eventually need to stand out from…
  • Take Precautions to Prevent Your Subject’s Exhaustion

    Paul Escott
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:34 pm
    As most of our readers are amateur photographer trying to make the transition to professional ones, we address this post to them as part of the things one must learn at the beginning of the journey. There are many things to learn, it seems, so many that at times all the effort you’re making can feel a little overwhelming. While no one can guarantee that you’re going to make it as a pro in the business, what we can promise is that if you do, things will get easier, and they only seem overwhelming for now, when paid gigs come in very rarely if they do at all. To most of us in the beginner…
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  • JVC GR-AXM250 won't eject

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:20 pm
    My camcorder does everything. Plays, records etc. But I can't get the tape out. The eject button does not work. Its like it doesn't even acknowledge it when pre . . . Category: Video Camera: JVC
  • E:62:10 on DSC-T9

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    Had thecamera Sony DSC T50, great camera, for 7 years,and for three years it's had the same Error 62:10 flashing on the screen.I took the battery off, shaked . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Error Code C:31:42

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Unbelievable. September 12th 2014. I have a Sony DCR-TRV310 camcorder that I have been very happy with for many years, and use it weekly in my business. I am al . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • DSC-H2 Shutter release button

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    SONY DSC H1 SHUTTER BUTTON REPLACEMENT - TURN HOUSING TO THE RIGHT (CLOCKWISE) TO RELEASE IT AND THEN YOU CAN REPLACE THE BUTTON WITH REPLACEMENTS FOUND ON EBAY Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Can't get rid of "turn the power off and on again"

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Amazing....worked for me too, bought camera today from car boot fair for next to nothing, body of camera as new, seller told me of problem, googled and found my . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
 
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  • The fashion blogger’s new camera of choice

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:31 am
    London, August 28, 2014 – Writing on mademoisellerobot.com, fashion blogger Laetitia Wajnapel called her PEN "the ultimate fashion blogger camera". Pick up a new Olympus PEN E-PL7 and you will start to see why. PEN designers clearly understand something other camera brands often miss: people with an eye for style and first-class, creative photography don't want a bulky, plastic SLR spoiling their carefully crafted, personal look.
  • Acer launches first high-res Android tablet

    17 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    Acer today debuted the Acer Iconia Tab 8 a highly portable 8-inch tablet with a Full HD display with IPS(1) and Zero Air Gap technologies and Intel® Atom™ quad-core processor bringing a fast and immersive multimedia experience.  The Iconia Tab 8 also sports a simple and elegant design with a sophisticated metallic silver rear cover and slim profile that looks great and fits comfortably in one hand. Its excellent value, stylish design and great functionality make it compelling for young users or modern day explorers.  ###
  • New Braun DigiFrame 701 launched by Kenro

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:22 am
    Kenro, the UK and Ireland distributor of Braun imaging goods and accessories, has announced the latest colourful addition to the growing DigiFrame range - the new 701 model. The DigiFrame 701 comes in a variety of 5 trendy colours (Black, White, Blue, Rose and Green) and illumination is by backlit LED technology. The high quality 16.5 inch TFT LED display (landscape and portrait format), resolution 400x240 pixels (16.9) is PC independent and the frame has IR remote control and user friendly menu navigation.
  • Lumia Cyan roll-out starts today heralding improved camera and photo features

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    Microsoft Devices today announces that the Lumia Cyan software update will start rolling out to Nokia Lumia phones running Windows Phone 8 today. Lumia Cyan brings the latest Windows Phone 8.1 features and unique Lumia experiences to your existing Windows Phone 8 smartphone.
  • Nikon announces release of Capture NX-D – its free RAW image development and adjustment software application

    15 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    London, UK, 15 July 2014 Nikon today announces the release of the official version of Capture NX-D, its new development and adjustment software application for RAW images. Capture NX-D is available to download for free from today at http://nikonimglib.com/ncnxd/ Capture NX-D is a software application developed to allow users to enjoy full-scale development of RAW images with simple operations.
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  • Apple Watch collection

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    2014 Apple Watch collection : The Apple Watch comes in three distinct collections - Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition - available in two different sizes, 38mm and 42mm. The beautifully designed and durable enclosures are crafted from custom alloys of polished or space black stainless steel, space gray or silver anodized aluminum and 18-karat rose or yellow gold. Apple also created an entire range of watch straps: the high-performance elastomer Sport Band; the Milanese Loop in a flexible magnetic stainless steel mesh; the Leather Loop in soft, quilted leather that conceals…
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:42 am
    Apple iPhone 6 Plus smartphone : Apple is proud to introduce its new smartphone. The iPhone 6 Plus features an amazing 5.5-inch Retina HD display and is packed with the latest technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design. The new Apple iPhone 6 Plus features a precision unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum that conforms seamlessly with the shaped glass of the display, resulting in a smooth surface. The Apple iPhone 6 Plus smartphone is engineered to be the thinnest ever, delivering a bigger display in a design that is still comfortable to hold and easy to use. And for…
  • Apple iPhone 6

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:40 am
    Apple iPhone 6 smartphone : Apple is pleased to announce its latest smartphone. The iPhone 6 features a stunning 4.7-inch Retina display and is packed with innovative technologies in an completely new and ultra-thin design. The new Apple iPhone 6 features a precision unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum that conforms seamlessly with the shaped glass of the display, resulting in a completely smooth surface. The Apple iPhone 6 smartphone is engineered to be the thinnest ever, delivering a bigger display in a design that is still comfortable to hold and easy to use. And for the first time ever…
  • Apple Watch

    14 Sep 2014 | 2:58 am
    Apple Watch : Apple unveiled the Apple Watch - its most personal mobile device ever - featuring revolutionary new technologies and a pioneering user interface with a amazing design that honors the rich tradition of precision watch manufacturing. Apple Watch introduces a specially designed and engineered Digital Crown that provides an innovative way to scroll, zoom and navigate. The Digital Crown is Apple’s most revolutionary navigation tool since the iPod Click Wheel and iPhone Multi-Touch. Apple Watch will enable you to communicate in new ways right from your wrist by sending and receiving…
  • Nikon Coolpix S6900

    13 Sep 2014 | 2:15 am
    Nikon Coolpix S6900 compact camera : Nikon introduces the ultimate compact selfie camera, built for sharing perfect self-portraits every time: the 16-megapixel Nikon Coolpix S6900. Capturing the perfect pose is easy and fun with a vari-angle LCD screen and a built-in camera stand, while the most flattering portrait is guaranteed with Glamour mode effects that can be added during shooting. Gesture Control makes it even easier to shoot photos and Full HD movies at the wave of a hand, and a powerful 12x optical zoom is extendable to 24x Dynamic Fine Zoom to get right to the heart of the action.
 
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  • Nikon D3300

    Rod Harlan
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    Great DSLR for the Discerning Consumer Are you looking to take great pictures of kids in action, beautiful landscapes, or people at a party, in any kind of light, with an economical, lightweight, consumer DSLR? Then the Nikon D3300 is for you. There are a lot of DSLRs in the marketplace today. Some cost as much as a good used car, but the truth is that most can take great pictures. What you pay extra for in those cameras are knobs and controls for nonpicture-quality items such as increased video capture resolutions, multiple exposure modes, a second memory card slot, the ability to use the…
  • Highlight Clipping in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw (and Why You Should Care)

    Scott Kelby
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    I come from a traditional film background where we were concerned with nailing the exposure for the shadows and would let the highlights kind of take care of themselves. Today, with digital sensors, it’s exactly the opposite. Our main concern is retaining highlight details, making sure that the brightest parts of our images have detail. If we don’t keep a close eye on the highlights, they can blow out or clip, where those areas have no detail. How does highlight clipping even happen? It happens in one of two ways. First, it happens in camera when you take the shot. If you’re…
  • Edit a Color Photo with Black-and-White Values in Lightroom

    Stephen Burns
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    In this tutorial, Stephen Burns uses black-and-white tonal values, the Graduated Filter, and the Adjustment Brush to edit a color photo in Lightroom.  
  • Edit and Combine Two Photos Using Lightroom and Photoshop

    Daniel Bryant
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:26 am
    In this tutorial, Daniel selects two photos he’d like to combine, and uses Lightroom for minor image corrections before combining them in Photoshop for a better composition.  
  • Using a Gray Card for Setting White Balance in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw

    Scott Kelby
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    In this article, we’ll show you how to set your white balance accurately using a gray card. A gray card is just what it sounds like, a card that’s 18% gray that we use to help us set a really accurate white balance. These cards are so handy that I include a perforated tear-out gray card in both my Adobe Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers books, so if you have either of those books, go tear out your gray card. If you don’t have either of those books, you can pick up a gray card from just about any local…
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  • How To Paint With Light using Rainbow Flash Filters

    Erika
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Hey you! Yes, hue! Color your world one photograph at a time by painting with light. Our guide will show you how to amp up your photos with color in a flash, without any fancy equipment or software. Follow the light, friends. A whole chroma of possibilities await. Learn How To Light Paint With Rainbow Photo Filters WHY IT’S COOL You’ve always wanted to take these photos but didn’t have the know how – ’til now. Also, color rules! Beige drools. INGREDIENTS Colorful Flash Filters (like these, or any see-through colored plastic)…
  • Harness the Power of Fringe + iPhone 6 Gadgets

    Britta
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 You’ve been looking around for years for a fun friend that is both helpful and tiny enough to carry in your pocket. The Tassel Charging Cable Keychain is the little guy you need to help keep you all charged up and be your ever so fashionable friend. The Tassel’s fringe is made of hand-stitched top grain leather. Clip it onto your bag or keyring for a stylish accessory. But don’t let its high fashion exterior fool you, this dude is ready for business. Open the magnetized flap to reveal charging cables for your phone. Choose from Lightning…
  • Happy iPhone 6 Day! Learn Your Phone Phortune

    laurel
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    iPhone 6 is cool … But we’ve got our own magic! Visit our shop on your phone and *shake* to get your phone phortune and win up to $10 off. If there’s a new iPhone in your future, check out our photo accessories for your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Check out these iPhone 6 Accessories (that work with other phones too) (...)Read the rest of Happy iPhone 6 Day! Learn Your Phone Phortune (156 words) © laurel for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Related posts: You’ll Jump for the 2-in-1 Backup Battery and Power Cord Extra photos for…
  • Photos for a Good Cause!

    Taylor
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s you, with your camera! Photography is your super power, so why not use it for good? Turns out there are tons of amazing organizations that need your amazing photo skills! Read about three of our faves, then get to helping. Make the world a brighter place using nothing but your smarts and your camera. Choose a Charity and Start Helping (...)Read the rest of Photos for a Good Cause! (372 words) © Taylor for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Related posts: You are My Wild — Great Kid Photography…
  • Hit the Road! Must Have Photo Accessories

    Britta
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    On a cross country road trip, selfies just won’t cut it. Is that the Lincoln Memorial or Lady Liberty behind you? So, we’ve packed our shop with camccessories to take on your next trip: a comfy strap, our favorite tripod ever and a bright ring light. Three Essentials for Travel Photography (...)Read the rest of Hit the Road! Must Have Photo Accessories (124 words) © Britta for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Related posts: Road Trip! New Tips for On-The-Road Photography ~Have a cool photo product or site? Reach 270,000 photo... 3 Mind-Bending…
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  • Thompson Lake wedding of Kari and Nick in Poland, Maine

    whitney
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Agassiz Village Camp is nestled in the woods along Thompson Lake in Poland, Maine.  It is an overnight kids camp, and its mission is to "prepare youth for life's journey."  Kari and Nick's life journey started their freshman year in college.  The road had some bumps, twists, and turns, but almost 12 years later, it landed them at Agassiz where they began the next chapter of their journey together as a married couple.  Nick's parents live in the area, so he and Kari decided it would be the perfect rustic location to wed (they even opted to donate to the camp, in lieu of…
  • Greek wedding of Mallory and Peter at the Colony Hotel

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

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

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

    denise
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:10 pm
    When Stephanie mentioned that I would travel up a steep driveway to their home in the mountains, she wasn't kidding.  I felt nearly vertical in my car as I climbed up the steep grade.  But once I reached the top, I saw exactly why this family escapes to this spot.  The views from their perch are just breathtaking.  You can look out from either the front yard or the patio area to layers of mountains, stacked one in front of the other in a blue swath.I was greeted by Stephanie and her two daughters who were romping around the yard with pup, Karoo, as they waited for their…
 
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  • Nikon D810

    Haryono
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Nikon D810 is a new full-frame DSLR camera which replace two models of D800 and D800E. Nikon claims that this camera provide the highest image quality in Nikon history. It also keep the impressive performance of the two models before. D810 is equipped a 36.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor with No Optical Low Pass Filter and […]
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

    Haryono
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a bridge camera features 4K QFHD Video Recording at 30 fps. This camera sit on a super-zoom camera class featuring a wide-angle 16x zoom lens equivalent to a focal range of 25-400mm, 20.1MP 1″ High Sensitivity MOS Sensor, 0.39″ 2,359k-Dot OLED Live View Finder, 3.0″ 921k-Dot Free-Angle LCD Monitor, and Built-In […]
  • Nikon 1 V3

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

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

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

    13 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    As part of our new site devoted to architectural photography, Keith Cooper is running its Architectural photo blog. It covers some of the technical solutions he makes use of, and how they are relevant to the images Northlight Images supplies. The blog won't supplant the longer and more technical articles and reviews on the main Northlight site. The new site itself is much more visual, and simpler to navigate than the full Northlight site. It also works on mobile devices.
  • Tonality Pro - update

    7 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Tonality Pro is updated to V1.1 The most obvious feature for my own use is the ability to use it as a smart filter (so you can go back and change your settings) - Full support of Smart Objects for Adobe Photoshop. - New “Protection” slider for Clarity: get clarity enhanced where you really need it - avoid bright areas, where you don’t usually want it. - New “Opacity” slider for Lens Blur tool. - Improved RAW processing and support for more RAW file formats. - Improved plug-in performance with the latest versions of Adobe products. - Minor bug fixes to improve reliability.
  • Becoming a freelance photographer

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

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

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

    Ekwoman
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: I'm not a big sports fan—though I've enjoyed a summer of AAA baseball in my new hometown—and I don't really care one way or the other about (American) football. I do, however find sports team logos an interesting subspecies of corporate design, especially as they relate to the history of the team or area they represent. I never really thought much about the history of the Seattle Seahawks logo, though I've always been keen on its incorporation of Pacific Northwest tribal elements. Originally thought to have been generally inspired by the popular totem…
  • Apple Watch Sports New Custom Typeface

    Ekwoman
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Production in the creative realm slowed to a crawl on Tuesday, September 9th as designers, photographers, techies, and the entire population of Apple fanboys—and fangirls—were glued to their computer screens to see what new goodies Apple would unleash during their media event. The rumored iPhone 6 and even the less-likely iPhone 6 Plus made their debut almost as soon as the keynote began. Fast forward an hour or so to a familiar and newly-resurrected phrase, "One more thing." Apple unveiled the nearly mythical Apple Watch. After all the drooling and…
  • 2015 ePublishing Event Ready to Launch

    Ekwoman
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    Authors: Erica GametBody: BookNet Canada is playing host to the ebook production world with the second installment of its ebookcraft conference. Held in conjunction with their annual Tech Forum—focusing on digital developments in the book publishing industry—the one-day ebookcraft conference will be held in Toronto on March 11, 2015. While little info for the upcoming event has been made available, judging by 2014's inaugural event, topics will most likely encompass ebook typography, standards, designing for multiple devices, and user experience. The 2014 conference played host…
  • Pantone Releases Summer 2016 Color Trends

    Ekwoman
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: All your burning questions about upcoming color trends are probably answered within the pages of PANTONE's Colour Planner Summer 2016. The 120 pages cover color forecasts—18 months ahead of the season—and are arranged by color themes. Whether you're part of the graphic design world, an industrial designer, or inhabit the fashion realm, keeping in step with color trends is a vital skill. The volume—which retails for $750—is set up with a ring binder, to allow for removal of the individual pages. Included is a set of removable Pantone color swatches…
  • The Love Connection: Type Edition

    Ekwoman
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    Authors: Erica GametBody: If you're like me and—ahem—of a certain age, you might remember the old gameshow "Love Connection." The format was simple: A contestant chooses from three potential dating matches with the help of the audience, goes on said date, then returns to share the results. The host (the ever-present-in-the-80s Chuck Woolery) would then declare if there had been a "love connection." How could there NOT be with all those strangers giving their input? Well, I doubt I'd take a studio audience's advice on potential love matches, but I WILL take advice on which…
 
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    Chase Jarvis Blog

  • Looking for Just 100 Beta Testers — like YOU — for Mylio [New Photo Software]

    Chase
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    UPDATE: this opportunity is now full/closed (sorry – that took all of 2 minutes). Thanks to all who showed interest. To those who missed out, I’ll let you know when Mylio is publicly available. ___ One of my favorite things about living a life at the intersection of artist/photographer + entrepreneur/tech founder is that — through community, experience, network, and passion – I get access to a ton of the newest, emerging IDEAS & PRODUCTS from all over the world. And it’s always my goal to share as much of this with YOU as possible — whether thats the newest…
  • Behind-the-Scenes Look at My ALS #IceBucketChallenge Shoot [Complete with Gear, Details & Photos]

    Chase
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Hi Friends. Hopefully you saw my #IceBucketChallenge video and donated or participated in the #ALS internet meme (and were able to keep sight of the real target of raising awareness + $$ for ALS!) To be clear we were just goofing from a production standpoint, but since there was some cinematic playfulness and we used a bit of photo tech for my icy challenge, I got a bunch of questions / comments from readers asking me to detail our production. So here’s a quick breakdown, including approach, gear, setup, settings + video editing, complete with BTS photos and a final parting shot.
  • Happy to Take on Some Ice Water for the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

    Chase
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    I know, I know! I’m two weeks late for the #ALS #icebucketchallenge…I hate being late for an internet meme, but this is obviously way more/bigger/important than a meme… In this case, as you know by now, the world is raising awareness and money for ALS research. I’ve donated to ALS for not hitting my 24hr mark… and it’s never too late for a good cause, so bring on the ice anyway, per the vid above. I explain in more detail about my tardiness in the vid above, but want to thank everyone who nominated me. Lots of lovely people/folks/groups throughout the…
  • Aerial Landscape Photography Porn – Iceland Style

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

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

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 review - the classiest bridge camera yet!

    3 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 is a DSLR-styled superzoom with a 16x 24-400mm f2.8-4 lens, 1in sensor and 4k video recording capabilities. The zoom range may be shorter than the 24x of the FZ200 or 60x of the FZ70 / FZ72, but the FZ1000's sensor boasts four times the surface area for better quality. The FZ1000 also has an articulated screen, the same OLED viewfinder as the Lumix GH4, 12fps shooting, built-in Wifi with NFC and support for 1080p video at up to 120fps depending on region. Find out how it compares against Sony's RX10 in my Lumix FZ1000 review!
  • Sony FE 70-200mm f4G OSS review - high-end tele zoom for mirrorless Alphas!

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

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

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

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

  • Modré ráno / Blue morning

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Moment na rozhraní noci a dne. Růžovský vrch na horizontu vyčnívá ze spící krajiny Českého Švýcarska. Dole v Jetřichovicích nervózně štěká pes. The moment between night and day. The Ruzovsky hill at the horizon is sticking out from sleeping landscape. Below in Jetrichovice town is nervously barking dog.
  • Klidná tůňka / Peaceful pond

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Kousek skoro klidné hladiny skryté pod balvanem v řece Vydře. Almost peaceful water level of Vydra river hidden below big mossy boulder. Buďte dnes na děcka hodný, musí do školy... :-(
  • Chalupská slať / Chalupska swamp

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

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

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

  • Profoto B1′s in the Studio

    Joe McNally
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    After PhotoShop World, I stayed in Vegas, which is home base for amazing athletes and performers, such as Manu, above. I did more experimentation with the Profoto B1 units, and made some more strides with the Nikon TTL version of the air remote. I’ll post more material in the next couple of weeks, but the B1 itself has been a wonderful light to play with. I know they are principally designed for location, but we took them into the studio and experimented in a very controlled way. Really enjoying the control of these lights, and the design. Battery life is excellent, and the air remotes…
  • That Day Again….

    Joe McNally
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:28 am
    In the aftermath, a long time ago now, at the Giant Polaroid studio on the Lower East Side, Harry Davis, a firefighter with Squad 18, got up on the podium, closed his eyes and cradled his axe like it was a newborn. It remains a favorite photo, from a difficult time. Today, all over the city and elsewhere, there will be pause. I will stop by Ladder 9/Engine 33, as I always do, and stand to the side as they ring the bells. I remain honored to have met these amazing people, and to have made a few pictures. Because pictures help us remember. More tk…..        
  • Studio Lighting in NYC!

    Joe McNally
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    The week of PhotoPlus Expo, which just happens to fall during Halloween this year, promises to be busy. I’m collaborating with long time colleagues at Adorama to stage two straight days of studio lighting workshops, immediately prior to the PPE blowout at the Javits Center. Here’s the link. We’ll amass a lot of resources, showing off Profoto studio and location systems, as well as speed lights. We’ll have models, manufacturers, demos, and hands on experience shooting for all participants. Gonna be a hoot, and a very rich, busy couple of days investigating lighting…
  • #PSW 14!

    Joe McNally
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    We did our “Characters On Location” pre-con yesterday in Vegas at #PSW14. Always fun. We had great participants and the usual array of fantastical performers from the Vegas world of Cirque du Soleil and other shows. Great people, such as Manu, above, are a wonder in front of the camera, and very giving of their skills to the class. Shot on black, with two Profoto B 1 units, fitted with large strips, governed by egg crates. Above Manu is an SB 910, fitted with a gridded Flashpoint beauty dish.  (There is a new version out. Contact jsnyder@adorama.com) The SB unit is running on a…
  • A Photographer’s Gift To Their Family

    Joe McNally
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:55 am
    One of the single best things you can do as the resident photographer of your house is give back the gift of your skills to your family. Be the domestic documentarian. This is what we can do, as shooters. It is a small thing to give back, considering the preponderance of annoying stuff that goes along with just having a photog in the family. We’re pains in the neck, right? Not to mention absolute hell on relationships. If you’re a wedding shooter, bye-bye weekends. Sports shooter? Ditto. And, if you’re a serious, serious sports shooter, say of football, so long Thanksgiving, Christmas…
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    Canon Blogger

  • Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Jason
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Hello all, and apologies for the quiet nature of things for the last few weeks.  Life, as always, has a way of interfering with what we have to do versus what we  want to do.  Nevertheless, you must always take a break to do some of the fun things – smell the roses as it were.  As such, here’s a peaceful montage of our new pup of 5 months (she’s 7 months old as of this writing) whilst at Lake Erie over Labor Day weekend. Just further evidence that you must always take time to enjoy life, otherwise, why is it worth living? And always keep a camera with you – all…
  • Take Time to Play

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

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

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

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

  • The New Panasonic Lumix Smartphone To Feature A Mammoth 20MP 1-Inch Sensor And Leica Glass; 4K Capable

    Tiffany Mueller
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:16 pm
    As more people abandon their point and shoots for the ease of their smartphones, Panasonic is hoping to stay relevant by establishing a strong foothold in the smartphone industry and, by the looks of it, they may have knocked it out of the park with their forthcoming LUMIX DMC-CM1. Panasonic has dubbed the 20 megapixel [...] The post The New Panasonic Lumix Smartphone To Feature A Mammoth 20MP 1-Inch Sensor And Leica Glass; 4K Capable appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • The iPhone 5S Gets its First 4K App; and it’s Available Right Now for Only $999

    Maaz Khan
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Apple doesn’t have any plans on implementing 4K into their iPhone models anytime soon, as we already know from last week’s keynote, but it looks like someone managed to make it happen already. Developing company i4software has a new app out called Vizzywig 4K, and if you’ve got an iPhone 5S, iOS 7.0, and about [...] The post The iPhone 5S Gets its First 4K App; and it’s Available Right Now for Only $999 appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Canon 7D Mark II Announced: 20.2MP, 1080p/60 Video, Native ISO 16000 And 3 Lenses

    Udi Tirosh
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    We knew it was coming and there you have it. Just one day ahead of Photkina and Canon announces the Canon 7D Mark II. While there are no big surprises, there is an interesting spec to go through:. But first the good news: The camera is planned to be be available for purchase in November for [...] The post Canon 7D Mark II Announced: 20.2MP, 1080p/60 Video, Native ISO 16000 And 3 Lenses appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • 10 Photography Diagrams That Will Put A Smile On Your Face

    Stefan Kohler
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:42 am
    Over the last few weeks, I have been posting some of my thoughts on photography, and being a photographer over at our  Facebook page. To make it fun I did them all using little funny diagrams. Now that there are ten such diagrams, I want to share them with the readership who is not subscribed to our facebook [...] The post 10 Photography Diagrams That Will Put A Smile On Your Face appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • 9 Months And 50,000 Photos = Mesmerizing Time Lapse Of Opening Flowers

    Udi Tirosh
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    Most timelapses show us the beauty of big things that span time: Sunrises, Sunsets, boats being built and building erected. Photographer David de los Santos Gil shows us the beauty in small scale time lapse as he shot 11 flowers slowly opening up. David shot 11 flowers in his home setup: gladioli, lillium, hibiscus, carnations, orchids, dandelions, [...] The post 9 Months And 50,000 Photos = Mesmerizing Time Lapse Of Opening Flowers appeared first on DIY Photography.
 
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    Photographers' Lounge - Featured Articles, Reviews & Posts

  • Featured: 'Mingalaba!, Burma (Image heavy)' by Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Hey guys, earlier this year I did a trip to Burma (Myanmar), and I wanted to share my experience with you, I’ve been asked a lot: Why Burma? My response is, I don’t know. My decision on what places to visit, or why, are based on the simple interest of exploring the unknown, the uncanny, personal desires, and basically just having the chance of going to places that I know very little about them. Visiting the golden land and get lost, with no plans other than simply let encounters and experiences guide me through this country, is my plan. After 24 hours, I arrive in Yangon. The smells, the…
  • SeriousCompacts.com is now PhotographersLounge.org

    Amin Sabet
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    When I started SeriousCompacts in early 2007, smaller digital compacts weren't being taken seriously. To the industry and in the public eye, pro and enthusiast photography meant big DSLRs. A group of us understood that smaller cameras could produce seriously good images, and the site was born. Now in 2014, the rest of the world has caught up. For 4-5 years now, it seems hardly a month has gone by where some prominent magazine or blogger wasn't proclaiming that it might be time to drop the DSLR and go mirrorless. These days, those posts read a lot like "Time to Get a Smartphone?" — late…
  • Featured: 'North Cascades and Olympic National Parks' by Tilman Paulin

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

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

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

  • Grab a Bargain on the eBook Version of My Exposure Book

    Jeff Revell
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:19 pm
    There are still a couple of days left to grab an e-copy of my newly updated book – From Snapshots to Great Shots: Exposure. My publisher, Peachpit Press, is having a special half off deal on this title through the end of the week. If you are looking for a general photography book to help demystify the process of taking better photos, then you should check it out. This book is a non-camera specific guide on the basics of photography and how to utilize different techniques to improve or capture the type of photos you have always wanted. Photography isn’t hard when you know how to…
  • Shutter Counts – Why They Matter and Why They Don’t

    Jeff Revell
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    I was conducting my daily website scan when I saw an article on a new shutter count app that is now available for most Canon digital cameras [credit CanonRumors]. If you aren’t sure what a shutter count is, it is basically a numerical representation of how many times your camera’s shutter has actuated (opened and closed). So what’s the big deal about shutter counts? Well, if you aren’t planning on selling or buying a camera, probably nothing. Most SLR cameras have a shutter count estimate from the manufacturer for the number of reliable shutter actuations you can…
  • Join Me For a Nighttime Photowalk in DC

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

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

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

  • Sony Presents 4D AF

    Vladimir Koifman
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Sony presents 4D Autofocus that the company calls "the beginning of new era." Yooutube videos show its advantages form a user perspective (video #1, video #2:
  • Technavio Reports on Image Sensor Market in China

    Vladimir Koifman
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Thechniavio prepares "Mobile Image Sensor Market in China 2014-2018" report. There is no much data is available in public domain, other than the forecast that Mobile Image Sensor market in China will grow at a CAGR of 15.35% over the period 2013-2018. Previous Technavio reports have been quite controversial.
  • Samsung Announces APS-C-Sized BSI Sensor

    Vladimir Koifman
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    Business Wire: Samsung NX1 DSLR features what it calls the world's first APS-C-sized BSI sensor. The sensor has 28.2MP (pixel size 3.6um) and features 205 phase detect AF points covering 90% of the frame. The AF pixels allow the camera to achieve 15fps of continuous shooting while continuously tracking focus. The camera also supports shooting 4K video with H.265 HEVC codec.
  • Judge Finds L-3 Patent "Obvious"

    Vladimir Koifman
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Reuters: A federal judge has ruled in favor of Sony, overturning a jury verdict for L-3 Communications and invalidating several parts of an image sensor patent held by the defense contractor. The judge said that the jury in 2013 was wrong to find L-3's patent claims were not "obvious" and thus insufficiently unique to be patented. New York-based L-3 sued Sony in 2010 over two patents for the image sensors, which it said were originally developed for military low-light applications.Law360: The patent in the lawsuit is:US5541654 "Focal plane array imaging device with random access architecture"…
  • Apple Proposes Global Shutter BSI Pixel

    Vladimir Koifman
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    Apple patent application US20140246568 "Photodiode with different electric potential regions for image sensors" by Chung Chun Wan proposes a vertically stacked fully pinned PDs, whereas the bottom one is used as a storage node (SN) for a GS pixel: "The storage node in global shutter pixels is usually located on the same surface of a semiconductor wafer as the photodiode region, and thus typically needs to be shielded in order to maintain the integrity of the charge stored in the storage node. Also, positioning the storage node on the same surface of a semiconductor wafer as the photodiode…
 
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  • Big Animals – Crocodiles, Mexico

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    When it comes to being a successful predator, crocodiles are the kings. They are ambush predators that lay waiting for their dinner to come close and then they attack. They can see in the dark, smell and hear their prey, have 80 teeth, and one of ...
  • Big Animals – Whale Sharks, Mexico, Philippines

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Few things sound better to an underwater photographer’s ear than a shout of “whale shark!” The ocean’s biggest fish (growing up to 40 feet long) is occasionally seen in many of our favorite tropical dive destinations around the world, but ...
  • Big Animals – Tiger Sharks, South Africa, Bahamas

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Here kitty, kitty. The world’s fourth-largest predatory shark, the tiger shark, is an underwater photographer favorite. Growing to 14 feet, these sharks are distinctly photogenic with tiger stripes down their sides.
  • Big Animals – Thresher Sharks, Philippines

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It’s all about the tail—or in the case of thresher sharks, a long caudal fin that can be as long as the sharks total body length. Endangered, shy, and preferring deep water, threshers aren’t the easiest of subjects, but your patience will ev...
  • Big Animals – Seals, Various Locations

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    If you’ve ever wanted to know what it feels like to be a dog’s chew toy—dive with seals. Playful, to say the least, seals have a penchant for chewing on your snorkel and love swimming at high speed right up to you and blowing bubbles in your...
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  • Win A Free Ticket to One Of My Fall 2014 Lightroom Seminars

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    Edit: The Free Tickets have been given away. Here’s the winners: Matthew Jackson – San Antonio Jennifer – Colorado Springs Trisha – Livonia Brendan Reilly – Philadelphia Okay, my fall 2014 schedule is locked in for my Lightroom seminar tour and I figured I’d announce the dates and give away a free ticket to each city. If you’ve never attended the seminar before, it’s basically a 1-day Lightroom crash course. Here’s a quote from one of the attendees from last year: “Matt is absolutely the best instructor in the world, and his…
  • TIP: A Fun, Mean, and Totally Useless Lightroom Hack

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    The other week Scott turned me on to a post by Mark Stagi over at Digitalphotobuzz.com. It was called Hacking the Lightroom 5 Splash Screen. It’s actually very cool and I never knew you could do that before. However, before you go visit the site, just understand that it has no educational value whatsoever. But as photographers, I think it’s kinda cool. We love to display our photos, and this is a cool way to do it when Lightroom starts up. Basically, the article goes over how to take the default Lightroom startup screen (seen below) and replace it with your own graphic. It could…
  • VIDEO: Smart Collection Tip on Automatically Sorting Your Photos

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Yesterday, I wrote a post about 3 features that I’d love to see in Lightroom (but probably won’t). They’re 3 features that I think I’d use, but I’m not so sure the masses would and it would be worth the development effort on Adobe’s time. Well, as I wrote the post, I realized a way that I could sort of do one of the features I was looking for. See, I often import some photos in to Lightroom and just start editing. I know I’m supposed to go through and flag/rate them right away, but sometimes I don’t have the time or I just really want to see one…
  • 3 Features I Don’t Think We’ll Ever See in Lightroom (But I’d like to)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I’m sure we all have features we’d like to see in Lightroom (or lots of other programs too). And sometimes those features are so meaningful to us that we have no idea why everyone else doesn’t think so too. Well, my post is coming from a different place. I’m fully aware that these features are fairly random and probably only just applicable to me. They’re so specific that I actually don’t think we’ll ever see these features in Lightroom, but I thought it would be kinda fun to throw ‘em out there. Here goes: 1) Auto Flag in Develop –…
  • The Top 5 Ways I Use My Wacom Tablet with Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I always try to sit down and think up things that have become totally vital to my Lightroom workflow. Sometimes those things are right inside Lightroom, but I have to say if there’s one non-Lightroom thing that I can’t live without for my photos, it’s my Wacom tablet. No joke. I know I shouldn’t have to say this, but Wacom doesn’t pay me a penny to write about them. And honestly, if you don’t own a tablet then this post isn’t even for you because it’s probably hard for you to envision where you’d use the tips/settings I’m about to…
 
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  • Canon announces 7D Mark II

    Damon Webster
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of “EOS firsts” such as Dual DIGIC 6 […]
  • Samsung Goes Big at Photokina: NX1 Camera with 4K video, & a 50-150mm, 2.8 Lens

    Damon Webster
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Big day in Photokina today. Samsung, on it’s second big launch in a short stretch, announces the new NX1 Smart Camera. Shooting 28 MP, at a blazing 15FPS, They are looking to leverage the legacy of Samsung products communicating not only with each other, but now all NFC phones (like the new iPhone 6). ISO […]
  • Nikon D750 : All of the things you asked for!

    Damon Webster
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    My Nikon D700 has been a good friend for years. Then along came the D800: incredible video specs, 36mp, crazy great body construction. Of course, the d800 beget the D810 bringing it all to a new level. But being greedy, there were things I really wanted and had missed. The just announced Nikon D750 took […]
  • Remember The Day

    Damon Webster
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:51 pm
    I know exactly where I was, and what I was doing. Sitting in the home office, very early on the West coast, prepping for calls to the East. First cuppa joe, and turned on the tube. The first tower had been struck. The horrible events that followed will always be burned in my memory, along […]
  • Sony takes a bestseller and makes more sense in 2nd gen

    Damon Webster
    7 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    I like a good photo gadget as much as the next shooter, maybe even more. When Sony introduced the QX series of cameras meant to be attached to a smartphone, it was a huge seller. The ability to get better photos on your phone intrigued the masses. I was interested but was not ready for a […]
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  • Apa yang dimaksud dengan berat visual

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Dalam setiap karya fotografi aspek komposisi tentunya memegang peranan yang tak terpisahkan. Untuk membuat komposisi tampak seimbang ada banyak aspek yang perlu diperhatikan, salah satunya adalah berat visual/visual weight. Visual weight adalah elemen menonjol dalam frame yang mampu mencuri perhatian seseorang. Banyak sekali faktor yang mempengaruhi berat visual ini, termasuk warna, kontras dan ukuran. Visual weight akan memberikan efek positif yakni kesan stabil dan seimbang pada gambar. Sebagai contoh ketika kita memotret secara close up sekeranjang apel berwarna hijau dan ada satu biji…
  • Perlunya menggunakan Exposure Lock

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Seringkali ketika kita kita menemukan subjek yang menarik, seperti langit berwarna biru serta rerumputan berwarna hijau kita kesulitan untuk menonjolkan warnanya. Disinilah peran Ekposure lock untuk mengekspos keindahan langit biru/hijaunya rerumputan. Mungkin kita pernah mendengar istilah mengekspos langit atau mengekspos rumput, namun seringkali kita tidak tahu caranya. satu contoh kasus kita bisa mengambil 2 buah gambar dengan cara berbeda gambar pertama arahkan kamera kelangit dan isi frame penuh dengan gambar langit berwarna biru gambar kedua arahkan kamera ke rumput/bangunan/pohon dan…
  • Manfaat Exposure Bracketing

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    Mode otomatis yang dimiliki oleh kamera tidak akan mampu memberikan hasil yang terbaik, namun hanya bisa mendekatinya karena mode tersebut tidak dapat mengukur kekuatan cahaya secara sempurna. Mode otomatis seringkali menghasilkan gambar under exposure atau sebaiknya over exposure. Oleh karena itu kita sangat perlu mempelajari mode manual dari sebuah kamera. Pengertian Exposure Bracketing Mode otomatis seringkali salah dalam menaksir kekuatan cahaya, semisal ketika kita mengambil gambar landscape dengan bagian atas (langit yang terang) dan bagian bawah yang agak gelap. Untuk mengatasi hal…
  • Penggunaan Rear Curtain Flash

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    7 Sep 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Flash pop up/bawaan kamera Digital SLR kemungkinan sangat jarang kita gunakan, bisa karena menimbulkan red eye, memunculkan bayangan-bayangan keraas, membekukan subjek serta berbagai efek negatif lainnya. Banyak orang yang justru memilih menaikkan ISO(dengan resiko lebih banyak noise) dibanding menggunakan flash pop up. Hal yang perlu menjadi catatan adalah flash pop up bukannya tidak bisa digunakan, namun banyak cara cerdas untuk menggunakannya agar menghasilkan gambar yang kreatif, diantaranya adalah penggunaan fill in flash dan slow sync flash. Slow Sync flash adalah menggunakan shutter…
  • Manfaat dan kekurangan Penggunaan Burst Mode / Continous shooting Mode

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    6 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Kamera Digital SLR modern saat ini sudah dilengkapi dengan berbagai fitur canggih, salah satunya adalah burst mode atau disebut juga dengan continous shooting mode. Burst mode mampu mengcapture banyak gambar dalam waktu singkat. Ada saat-saat tertentu dimana burst mode sangat cocok digunakan, dan berpotensi menghasilkan gambar yang luar biasa dibanding menggunakan one shot mode. Hal yang perlu kita perhatikan adalah burst mode bukanlah mode untuk setiap situasi, karena banyak orang menganggap dengan burst mode(asal jepret) pasti akan mendapatkan beberapa gambar menarik dari sekian banyak…
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  • Today at (in)courage: God Both Conceals and Reveals

    Dawn Camp
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Throughout history, man discovers the secrets God chooses to reveal. Sometimes they make Bible verses come alive with meaning not understood by the divinely inspired men who penned them or those who read them in the centuries that follow. “IT IS THE GLORY OF GOD TO CONCEAL A THING . . .” ~PROVERBS 25:2   Sometimes we make the discovery ourselves and gasp, awed by the unmatched creativity of our Creator God, who breathed our world into being by His spoken word. From the detail of a dandelion to the center of a sunflower, God delights in the minuscule: facets found, easily overlooked…
  • See Dolphin Tale 2 in Theaters Today!

    Dawn Camp
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Dolphin Tale 2 opens in theaters everywhere Friday, which is also Homeschool Day. For your chance to win free tickets for your entire group from Homeschool Movie Club, share an image of your group seeing Dolphin Tale 2 on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook using the hashtag #HomeschoolDay or post the photo to Homeschool Movie Club’s Facebook page. Homeschool Movie Club will chose a random winner to cover and reimburse their Homeschool Day tickets. This contest is only good for opening day, Friday, September 12, and ends at 8 p.m. Pacific time. My kids begged me to become a Homeschool…
  • Where Wisdom Gathers {and #TheBestYes giveaway!}

    Dawn Camp
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    Contest closed! The winners are Southern Gal, Erin, Darleen, Alicia, and Jolanthe.   I jog on pavement wet from last night’s rain. Water drips from leaves overhead and a cool breeze drifts in from the woods to caress my legs. I follow the trailhead until it hits the greenway, like the stem of a T joining its top. A glance to the right to make sure I don’t run in front of a bike or a dog walking its owner and then I veer left, following the path my kids’ cross country team took earlier and the woman who crosses before me as I approach the fork. Since she looks…
  • Download Your September 2014 Calendar!

    Dawn Camp
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:12 pm
    In July I visited northwest Arkansas and DaySpring headquarters as part of our yearly (in)courage authors’ retreat. A lovely path wound through woods and flower gardens leading from our hotel to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, so my camera and I took an early morning walk there the day I left. Carrying a heavy bag and multiple lenses didn’t sound like much fun, so I limited myself to my macro lens, which still challenges me. When I get it right the results are worth the effort, and even more satisfying because of it. I decided my early morning would be…
  • Just Hold On

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

    Lisa
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Hong Kong means a lot to us and we’re usually there twice a year to shoot, so it’s pretty familiar, but Henrik and Ria showed us a Hong Kong we’ve never seen before. Well, technically, just Jeff this time. If you’ve been following the recent blog updates, I missed this trip, sadly. But I was getting updates and sneak peeks from him during breaks, it almost felt like I was there. That, and I’ve been having so much fun editing these sets! They took a few photos in the restaurant that Henrik proposed in last year. Ria sort of had an inkling that Henrik was going to…
  • Things We Love, Volume 1

    Lisa
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:20 am
    The things you love greatly influence how you see the world. We use the word “things” loosely. We don’t necessarily mean just material things, but the ideas, feelings, and experiences associated with them. Jeff and I talk about this in detail in our workshops, that finding inspiration is not about wasting time poring through countless other photographers’ work for something to copy, but about devouring other art forms that move you, actually experiencing life, and discovering yourself. Your point of view, and you as a person, are greatly influenced by what you love and…
  • Matthew and Annalyn’s Hong Kong Engagement Shoot

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

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

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

    Jeff
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    I saw this Ruby Throated Hummingbird the other day and thought he/she looked pretty interesting. At first I thought it was a youngster but have since been told it is just molting. It’s fun watching these guys zoom around my friends back yard. They are a lot more laid back than the the guys by […]The post A Molting Hummingbird appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • A Cuban Tree Frog

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

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

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

    Jeff
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    I made this picture of a young tortoise at Animal Island the other day. Still looking for some background material. I used some cinefoil for this but found that it doesn’t work all that well.The post A Young Tortoise appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
 
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  • New Photo Work "Inherited Patterns" On View Now at NYPL's Mid-Manhattan Library

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Two images from Qiana Mestrich's latest photo series, Inherited Patterns (2014),on view now through February 22, 2015 at the NYPL's Mid-Manhattan Libraryas part of the Photo Walls in the Picture Collection Exhibition Series.Dear D&B Readers,After a brief summer hiatus, I'm back with news about my latest show! This work is the second series I've created exploring the sartorial origins of my given first name "Qiana". (You can see images from the first series I created in 2013 titled Namesake here Inherited Patterns appropriate's archival marketing images from the DuPont™…
  • Review of African-American Photography Documentary "Through A Lens Darkly"

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

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

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

    27 Jun 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Nour, Chekka Lebanon 2013Copyright Rania MatarThe Middle East Revealed: A Female Perspective Howard Greenberg Gallery The Fuller Building 41 East 57 Street, Suite 1406 New York, NY 10022The exhibition features the work of four contemporary artists Boushra Almutawakel of Yemen, Shadi Ghadirian of Iran, Rania Matar of Lebanon, and Reem Al Faisal of Saudi Arabia. The photographs will be on view for the first time in New York. In addition, the gallery will show photographs from Syria made in 1940 by Margaret Bourke-White for LIFE magazine. The exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday,…
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  • Flickr Celebrates Exceptional Young Photographers with 20under20

    Matthew Roth
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    alexcurrie320/365 Photography has the power to fascinate, inspire, and even change the way we see and understand the world around us. At Flickr, we celebrate this along with our community of users. Today, we’re excited to introduce the first annual Flickr 20under20 – an initiative that celebrates 20 of the world’s most extraordinary young photographers on Flickr. Millions of photographers share their inspiration with the world every day on Flickr, and we wanted to show our support by finding and promoting the future’s brightest young photography talent. The 20under20 were selected…
  • Galleries galore

    Kay Kremerskothen
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:44 am
    When we introduced the new 50 photo limit for galleries end of last month, we asked you to show us some of your best curations. Today, we’d like to share a selection of them with the entire Flickrverse for everyone to enjoy, covering a wide range of topics from travel, colors, culture and portraits to Pop Art, secret messages and “Flickr phenomena”. Congratulations to all the featured curators and photographers, keep up the great work!
  • Flickr Weekend Samplr XVIII/2014

    Kay Kremerskothen
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    These are some of our favorite photos from last week. Take out your camera and capture some of the special moments that make your weekend wonderful! Jenny Wall the Time Traveling PiratePenny the Piglet PerisianPowerhouse GatriaMicrocosmos Evgenia MakarovaP1440683 A. AleksandravičiusCurves | Valencia, Spain #253/365 TheRobbStoryRapture hey SP For more beautiful and inspiring photography, check out our previous installments of the Weekend Samplr series.
  • Help set a Guinness Record for largest day of photowalks!

    Matthew Roth
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    We’re thrilled to announce that Flickr is the official photo partner for the 2014 Kelby Worldwide Photowalk (WWPW) and with your help, we’re going to set the Guinness Record for largest-single day of photowalks in the world on October 11th! Kelby WWPW are already the biggest and most widespread single day of photowalks in the world (there were nearly 30,000 walkers in 2013) and this year we’re working them to certify the total as an official Guinness Record. Lawrence Wang 王治钧flickr10photowalk (147) There are more than 10,000 walkers currently signed up and we want…
  • Finding faces in unexpected places

    jensawyer
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    “It’s not easy finding faces,” Jody Smith says. “They normally find you first!” Jody is the creator of the Flickr group Faces in Places, a quirky and creative collection of photos capturing human like faces in everyday objects. Jody spotted faces in places for years, but it was a decade ago during a year of traveling that he began photographing the faces he found. “At the time, Flickr was new, and I signed up to share my travel photos with friends and family back home,” Jody says. “Amongst the mix, I also added my face photos, and then suddenly people I didn’t even know…
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  • random thoughts: hand writing and slowing down

    Karen Walrond
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    One of my jobs as a lawyer involved writing software licensing agreements between my employer, a software company, and large, multinational petroleum companies.  These agreements often involved tens of millions of dollars, so as you might imagine, some of the associated contracts were huge -- 50, 60 pages, or more.  Writing these agreements was the funnest part of my job as a lawyer (and, despite how that sounds, I actually loved my job).  I'd put on my headphones, open a new Microsoft Word document, and start drafting away.  As a result, my typewriting skills…
  • hailey bartholomew on gratitude

    Karen Walrond
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Last year, when I went to Australia, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting someone whose work I'd admired for years, Hailey Bartholomew.  I've talked about Hailey's work before:  she's the creative mind behind 365 Grateful, and her thoughts on gratitude and the magic a gratitude practice can manifest mirror mine so closely, I knew when I met her I'd find her a kindred spirit.  I was right.She was invited to speak at TEDxQUT and her talk was recently published.  Click here or on the image below to watch -- she's honest, and vulnerable, and really lovely. And on that…
  • this was a good week: a happy dog, abbey road & jamie lidell

    Karen Walrond
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    And we're rolling.  (At home, September 2014) Here's what made this week an awesome week:•  As I type this, I have the folks from the local Fox News affiliate are filming me -- they're getting some B-roll for an interview I did for the Miracle Marathon! (I'm trying to look like a total pro-blogger right now -- don't tell them I'm faking it.)   To that end, here's some great news:  Team Chookoolonks has already raised over $2,400 for the #MiracleMarathon!  Thank you so much to those of you who have signed up, have been raising money or who donated to…
  • on finding peace. sometimes.

    Karen Walrond
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    "I was in yoga the other day.  I was in full lotus position.  My chakras were all aligned.  My mind is cleared of all clatter and I'm looking out of my third eye and everything that I'm supposed to be doing.  It's amazing what comes up, when you sit in that silence......'Mama keeps whites bright like the sunlight.  Mama's got the magic of Clorox 2.'"~  Ellen DeGeneres 
  • i can't take my eyes off of it

    Karen Walrond
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Yesterday evening, I shared the photo above on my Instagram and Facebook pages:  evidence of my new, strongly-aromatic, somewhat-effective personal mosquito repellent I used out in the garden.  (In all seriousness, while I love incense, I smelled like a yoga studio for hours afterwards.)  No one commented on whether or not they'd used incense before to fight mosquitos with similar effect, but one observant soul left the following comment:"You must see that guy with his arms and legs extended sliding down that incense stick, right?"Dude.  You see that, right?If it weren't…
 
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  • NEW PRODUCT: Out of the Box Wedding Albums

    Mike
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    Wedding Photography is our passion… But the photography is only half of it. Having a tangible real life product of that photography that you can hold in your hands and interact with is the goal. For us the pinnacle of this is the wedding album. The saddest thing for us is when a couple finds themselves years later with no tangible way of reliving their wedding day and similar to this is having a wedding album that isn’t exciting or engaging. The act of picking up your wedding album should be something exciting and fun. The best way we have found to keep our albums exciting and fun…
  • New Product Update: New Cover Materials and Boxes for all Custom Art Wedding Albums

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    3 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Looking back at three years in ventureFor the last three and a half years, and until recently, I worked as a venture capitalist in NYC focused on early-stage enterprise investing. Through my own career path and experiences I’ve learned a number of things about venture capital investing, working with entrepreneurs, and building a career in venture capital. Here’s twenty-three things I’ve learned so far. 1) Back theses, not product visions. Josh Miller explains it as such: … early-stage investors should be looking for entrepreneurs who are thesis-driven and…
  • Why Mobile Unbundling Isn't Inevitable

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

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

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

    30 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    ... will be defined by the sites we make popular and the ad units made to fit them.A couple weeks ago I gave the kickoff talk to Digiday’s Programmatic Summit, focusing on how programmatic advertising is maturing and evolving. Programmatic ad buying is already mainstream, but it’s being forced to evolve as the pillars of programmatic are coming under pressure from many sides. The continued shift in how we use the web, toward mobile and social, have forced publishers and advertisers to rethink the data they use (the presssure on third-party cookies and the rise of first-party data)…
 
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  • Panasonic Launches the LUMIX DMC-GM5- The World's Smallest Interchangeable Lens Camera with a Live View Finder

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Panasonic today unveils the LUMIX DMC-GM5, the latest addition to its pioneering range of LUMIX G interchangeable lens cameras. The new addition to the GM series packs superior image quality and a host of creative features into the most sleek and stylish body of any system camera available, adding a high-performance Live View Finder (LVF) for greater control and accuracy.
  • Panasonic Introduces New LUMIX G VARIO 35-100mm F/4-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S Zoom Lens

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    Panasonic is proud to introduce a new digital interchangeable telephoto zoom lens, the LUMIX G VARIO 35-100mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS35100) based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard. Achieving high picture quality, the new LUMIX G VARIO 35-100mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. designed in stunningly compact metallic profile with retractable structure despite a lens with this versatile focal distance of 35-100 mm (Equivalent to 70-200 mm on a 35mm camera). It is useful in shooting images including portrait or close-ups with impressively defocused background taking advantage of…
  • Samsung NX1 Introduced- 28-Megapixel Mirrorless Camera with 4k Video Recording

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Samsung today announced the launch of the revolutionary NX1, which combines cutting edge design, industry leading technology and Samsung’s innovation expertise to create an exceptionally fast compact system camera (CSC). The NX1 delivers superb image quality and unrivalled usability, setting a new benchmark for photographers everywhere and providing a genuine alternative to DSLRs as the professional camera of choice around the world. Featuring best in class 15FPS continuous AF shooting, a unique Auto Focus (AF) System III with 205 Phase Detection AF points and 28MP APS-C BSI CMOS Sensor for…
  • Olympus Announces the First M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro Telephoto Zoom Lens

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    Professional quality telephoto shooting is now more portable than ever with the introduction of the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO lens (80-300mm in 35mm equivalent). This latest Olympus lens is the first telephoto in the M.ZUIKO PRO series that features a dust, splash and freezeproof construction, durable enough to withstand the rigors of professional shooting, when combined with the Olympus OM-D E-M1®.
  • Olympus OM-D EM-1 Firmware Version 2.0 Released

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    The award-winning flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1®, with the world’s first 5-axis image stabilization, TruePic VII image processor and Live MOS sensor is now more iconic than ever before, with the introduction of new firmware Version 2.0, enabling tethered shooting, In-Camera Digital Shift and Live Composite, and much more, also now available in a sleek, classy silver body.
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  • Take a Stand, Start Taking Steps

    Scott
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    photo by Gevon Like many other photographers, I sometimes grab the zoom lens to make shooting a job easier. But in the middle of job, and many times after, I question whether I actually did make the job easier. So which is it? You see, a zoom lens makes it easy to make a photo at a variety of distances without moving much.  That’s convenience with a price.  One of the prices of owning a zoom lens like a 24-70 f/2.8 or a 70-200 f/2.8 is a hefty price tag many times well over $2,000. Another price is the weight of such lenses.  Yes the quality of the glass is impressive, but carrying the…
  • By The Time I Was 32

    Scott
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    By the time I was 32 my life was in a direction I could have never predicted. All my life I have been dealing with color blindness. It’s subtle, not severe. However, it’s still an obstacle to adjust to. As a photographer, color blindness has no advantage or benefit. Only more struggles and confusion. So I adjusted. I found a way to deal with not seeing perfect color. I used tools and asked for help. I had no idea I was dyslexic until I was nearly finished with high school. Never in a million years did I think that I would write for a living. In fact, I first went to college for music…
  • An Open Letter To The Adobe Lightroom Team

    Scott
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Dear Adobe, Adobe Lightroom is my favorite workflow tool for my photography.  Not only that though.  It is the software I use for 99% of my photo processing.  You have made it so extremely useful and efficient to stay organized and work my way through editing photographs. No matter what other software I try, I always return to you.  But since version 5, and especially with version 5.6 our relationship has turned to the rocky side.  If there was a perfect competitor out there I’d break up with you in a heartbeat, but there isn’t one.  So we’re stuck together. Our…
  • Street Photography eBook – Ambivert’s Guide to Street Photography

    Scott
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I would say for the most part, people puruseing street photography are extroverts.  That means that they are wired for the outgoing interaction that is typically associated with street photography. But what many people don’t realize is that some of the best and most famous street photographers were introverts. Here is a great video on introversion in photography from CreativeLive. I consider myself a borderline introvert and extrovert, which is then categorized as an ambivert.  Since I show signs of both forms I feel extremely comfortable in certain situations and the complete…
  • In The Darkness The Moss Will Grow

    Scott
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sometimes it’s hard to tell when something is man-made or Earth made. This mossy wasteland is actually underneath a man-made walkway at the Cape May Zoo. There are no zoo rides or attractions in the water. Only wildlife (not even part of the zoo). This water separates the caged animals from the open range animals like giraffes. While all the tourists were walking by headed to see more animals, I stopped for a bit to admire the moss and stillness of the water. It was a bright sunny day so I decided work some post-processing magic to make it more dramatic. In Lightroom I dropped the…
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  • How A 6 ft. 5 in. Photographer Blends In At Weddings

    Andrew Hind
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    I am 6’5” tall, weigh around 16 stones and have size 12 feet. When I want to use it I have a voice like a fog horn, I’m naturally fairly clumsy and I have been told that I have a certain “presence” – in a good way I think! I therefore take it as a huge compliment when my wedding clients remark that they hardly noticed me taking photographs at their wedding, that I was discreet and, as one wrote to me “I don’t understand how someone so tall can be so unobtrusive!” My natural photographic inclination is as a photojournalist so blending into the crowd is of…
  • Jane Ammon, Inspire Interviews: Episode 2

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    I hope all of you have checked out the first episode, where I interviewed New England photographers, Doug Levy. Starting this month and running through October, I’ll be posting short interviews I’ve conducted in partnership with Inspire Photo Retreats. The interviews will be of each of the presenters and some sponsors, to get a better idea of who they are and why they feel attending Inspire Photo Retreats is important to them. Ok, so for this episode, I spoke with Jane Ammon, a child photographer who serves clients in central New Jersey and part of Pennsylvania. She will be…
  • What Does Sephi Bergerson’s 6 Year Quest Look Like?

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    I am reading an advance copy of Chris Guillebeau‘s new book, The Happiness of Pursuit. In the first few pages of the book, Chris describes a quest as thus: – Has a clear goal and a specific end point. – Presents a clear challenge. – Requires sacrifice of some kind. – Often driven by a calling or a sense of mission. – Often requires a series of small steps and incremental progress toward the goal. My friend and fellow documentary photographer Sephi Bergerson began his quest six years ago to document a wide variety of Indian weddings. When you look at his work, you’ll…
  • Donal Doherty Will Teach You To Fully Engage With Your Business

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    He is a wedding photographer and educator based in Derry, Northern Ireland who has just launched a series of video courses for photographers called ENGAGE. Donal Doherty has a vision. And that vision is to help as many photographers as he can with all that he knows about running a successful photography business. Talk to the man and he is terribly humble about it. He shuffles through a slew of recent awards quickly, not making a very big deal about them. His focus is on what he can do, based on all that he learned in the PR world, to help photographers who struggle to run just…
  • Fashion Photographer, Craig LaMere Is Coming To Connecticut!

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

    Peter
    7 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Click on pano thumbnail above to view larger image Grand Teton may very well be the most versatile park in the NP system.  Within park boundaries, one can tackle classic big wall rock climbing, ride your bicycle along paths the run below some of the most dramatic peaks on earth, float a legendary river, or paddle around in beautiful mountain lakes of remarkable clarity. The northern portion of the park is dominating by Colter Bay, with its many boating options.  While these boating opportunities are unique and wonderful, they are not the only reason to spend some time in this part of the…
  • Brooks Falls – Katmai National Park

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

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

    Bob Towery
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Canon 6d, 400mm Last night something special happened. These Common Tern's were feeding right off our beach. They dive, wheel, turn like fighter jets. Actually, faster and sharper. They were catching insects on the wing. A pro-body would probably be able to autofocus on this fast moving subject, but with my 6d, I had to manually focus. Took a lot of shots to get a few in focus but this shot made it all worth it.
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    Bob Towery
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    Canon 6D You know how I like my water panning shots!
  • More patterns upon patterns

    Bob Towery
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Fuji X-T1 Since John Barclay enjoyed that last Gehry image so much, here is another for his and your viewing pleasure.
  • 14 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm

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

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

    Jim Braswell
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Bighorn Sheep / Photo by Jim BraswellTraveling to photograph at a new location is always a fun experience for me. I love reading, or hearing about a place that I “just have to photograph.” But, to get the most out of the experience, be prepared by thoroughly researching the location before packing and heading out. Why Should I Spend Time Researching? Well, there are several reasons to do your research. The main reason is that travel is expensive, and conducting upfront research can save you time and money. Besides transportation, you’ll have lodging expenses, food costs, and you may…
  • Micro Fauna for Mega Fun

    Jay Ryser
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Photo by Jay RyserMy main photography interest is wildlife, especially the little guys. There’s nothing wrong with moose and elk (and given the opportunity to go on an all expenses paid trip to photograph grizzlies in Alaska, I’d jump on it), but I’ve always been drawn to the little guys. Even though they’re small, they can have big personalities. I can witness conflict, romance, life and death struggles, intimate family moments, and get to know individual animals and their personalities without having to drive hundreds of miles or wander endless backcountry trails. Photographing…
  • Tips For Shooting In Wet or Damp Conditions

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

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

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

  • Olympus Announces the 40-150mm f-2.8 PRO Lens

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:48 pm
    The Olympus 40-150mm f-2.8 PRO lens (80-300mm in 35mm equivalent) is the first telephoto in the M.ZUIKO PRO series to feature dust, splash, and freeze proof construction. Mount it on the OM-D E-M1, and you have a powerful pro rig that weighs far less than its DSLR cousins. Specs include: 16 elements in 10 groups, 9-blade aperture, 72mm filter ring, two high-grade lens elements using dual linear VCM (Voice Coil Motor) motors, minimum focusing distance of 20 inches, dedicated function button, sliding lens hood, and it's just over 6" in length. The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens...
  • What Not to Shoot with a Typical Zoom at Sporting Events

    13 Sep 2014 | 5:54 pm
    The temptation with a long lens is to push it beyond its capabilities. Here's how to keep your shots in-bounds during sporting events - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/09/what-not-to-shoot-with-consumer-zooms.html
  • Thinking About a Fall Photography Adventure? Yosemite, Maybe

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Fall is a wonderful time of year for photographers to explore nature. And a location that's prominate in many a bucket lists is beautiful Yosemite. Maybe this is the year you finally get there? I just read an excellent article by Colby Brown titled, A Photographer's Guide to Visiting Yosemite. Colby covers getting there, when to visit, accommodations, places to photograph, and more. And it's all from a photographer's perspective. You might want to bookmark this article... especially if this turns out to be the year you pack your gear and visit. You can share your thoughts at the...
  • Fujifilm X100T Makes a Good Camera Better

    9 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    The just-announced Fujifilm X100T camera ($1,299) adds a host of improvements to the very popular X100S. Here's an overview - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/09/fujifilm-x100t-makes-a-good-camera-better.html
  • "iPhone 6 Camera, Apple Watch, Free U2 Album" - Photography Podcast 444

    9 Sep 2014 | 3:51 pm
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: New Camera in iPhone 6, Apple Watch Blockbuster, Free U2 Album - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/09/tds-podcast-444.html
 
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    Faby and Carlo

  • Why I love Apple and I miss Steve Jobs

    Fabiana Nicora
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Tuesday 9th September I watched the live Apple event as many other Apple fans. I was excited and curious – as I always am – to be virtually present when they are about to uncover their new products. But when Tim Cook came out with his oversized shirt I felt a bit less exited. He was not Steve Jobs, even if he was trying to be him. And he was not the only one. Steve Jobs’s unique way At the Apple event on Tuesday there were many geeks – engineers, designers, etc. – dressed in a half ironed shirt or a simple T-shirt trying to mimic Steve Jobs’s incredibly…
  • Petits Bisous

    Carlo Nicora
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    We are delighted and honoured to have partnered with the stunning lingerie boutique Petits Bisous, the place to go to be enticed and tempted by the most exquisite lingerie in Chelsea. With a stunning boutique on The Kings road, Petits Bisous offers the first luxury lingerie experience to fulfil every woman’s desire from seductive lingerie, to sensual bodices, to any bride’s dream of delicate laces and finest silks. The Petits Bisous collection includes beautiful designer lingerie brands as Fleur of England, Dirty Pretty Things, Lascivious, Nichole the Carle, All Undone, Bordelle, Felice…
  • The Sexualisation of Nudity

    Carlo Nicora
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Do you remember when you started feeling the sexualisation of nudity? When did you stop seeing a breast, and started seeing a sexual object? When did we, as society, stopped seeing the nude bodies for what they are and started linking them to taboos? Aren’t we forgetting what is natural, keeping into consideration a sexualisation that a part of society has placed upon us all? Suddenly publishing a photo of a breastfeeding woman has stopped being acceptable as a nipple may be visible. What hits me even more, is that the sexualisation of nudity is a women’s issue. No heads turn if…
  • The Art of Letting Go

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

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

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    .....Westlake Park.Seattle, Washington, September 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, street, Tourist, travel, walking, weather
  • Steps and Lines.

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
    .....Seattle, Washington, September 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, street, Tourist, travel, walking
  • Four Figures

    13 Sep 2014 | 4:38 pm
    .....The Seattle Art Museum.September 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, street, Tourist, travel, walking
  • Dashborad Dogs.

    7 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    .....Mad Dogs.Fred Meyer parking lot, Monroe, Washington, September 2014.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Buy it, Fuji x100, Monroe, Dogs, street, Tourist, travel
  • The Yacht Basin.

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    .....The yacht basin, Everett, Washington, September 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Clouds, Fuji x100, travel, weather
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    Photocrati

  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Roundup

    Editor
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Welcome to the new Instagram Weekly Roundup. We want to share your favorite Instagram photos. To join in the fun, post your photographs on Instagram using the hashtag #photocrati. All the photos you share will be aggregated and we will pick our favorites to include in the Instagram roundup each week. We will include a link to your Instagram account, the filter used, your caption and of course a link to the original photo on Instagram. We can’t wait to see your photos! Follow us @photocrati on Instagram! via scottwyden Filter used: X-Pro II T-shirts ordered via scottwyden Filter used:…
  • Sprouting Photographer & Skip Cohen University Partner for new Podcast

    Scott
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Bryan Caporicci from Sprouting Photographer and Skip Cohen from SCU have come together for a new podcast series over at Sprouting Photographer. You may recall a mention of Bryan from the last article talking about content conversion. However, the Weekend Wisdom with Skip Cohen podcast is filled with incredible inspiration and advice surrounding marketing a photography business. The coolest part is that it is in no way aimed towards only portrait or event photographers. In fact, the first guest is Don Komarechka who self published an extremely successful book with macro photography of…
  • From Content To Conversion – Tips from Sprouting Photographer

    Scott
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Our friend Bryan Caporicci has published a series of amazing articles for photographers on his website Sprouting Photographer. Each article talks about some aspects of a photography business that can be improved upon. The first article talked about pricing photo services. The second talked about converting leads into clients. The third is one that I was most excited for, talking about converting website visitors into leads and clients. This is what I want to briefly touch on here, and then have you head over to the SP website to continue reading. Bryan says it well when he says “Content…
  • Photocrati 4.8 Available

    Scott
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    We’re happy to announce that Photocrati 4.8 is now available via automatic update in your WordPress admin section! Before Installing or Updating Before installing or updating, we recommend backing up your existing files and database.  We also recommend saving your current customization features as a preset. *Please note that even after updating, you may still see additional updates available. This is due to caching and will go away within a few hours. To verify that you are running version 4.8, visit the Appearance tab of your WordPress admin and the Photocrati theme should display the…
  • What Are Local Citations? How To Gain Reviews For Local Citations

    Scott
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Local citations is a term used to describe signals on local listings showing that a business is legitimate and trustworthy. As you can see in the screenshot, the local results when searching for a photographer in Dallas, Texas brings shows the following three photographers. first.  The first of which contains no reviews, but is linked to a Google Plus Local business page.  The second photographer has three reviews and the third has seven reviews and five stars. The star rating and the review count are considered local citations. When a potential customer sees reviews he/she will be more…
 
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    MCP Actions

  • How to Avoid Sharpening Disasters When Editing Your Images

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s easy as a newer photographer to pile on extra color, haze, and especially extra sharpening. When it comes to editing, it’s hard to know when to stop.  Often areas like hair look crispy and unnatural when sharpened too much, and even eyes and gemstones can suffer if you are heavy handed. Our best advice on how to sharpen for print: View your images at 100% when you sharpen them. More is not always better. Choose global or local print sharpening, but NOT both.  Either use a selective Photoshop action/Lightroom preset like Gem Polish from Inspire / Exact-O-Sharp in Fusion /…
  • How to Cook Up This Sweet Photo Recipe in Photoshop

    Jodi Friedman
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: How to Cook Up This Sweet Photo Recipe in Photoshop The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure.  If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for?  You’ll learn how other photographers are using our products and see what they…
  • Back to School with MCP: Register for Fall Editing Classes Now

    Erin Peloquin
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Just because you’re not a kid anymore doesn’t mean you can’t focus on learning this time of year. Learn the best ways to use Photoshop & Lightroom and give yourself the gift of time. No more fumbling around wondering what the best way to edit a photo is! You’ll learn  MCP-approved techniques for editing photos efficiently and beautifully!   Here’s a summary of the classes you can take from us this fall. Click on the links for more information or to register. Beginner’s Bootcamp for Photoshop – $99.95. October 7, 8:30 PM EST.  In this…
  • Do You Need an Ice Light to Help Light Your Photography?

    MCP Actions
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I have posted here before on how to solve lighting challenges with the Ice Light by Westcott and now I am back to visit the topic one more time.  Here in Michigan, I think my favorite season may be Fall.  The excitement of back to school, the changing colors on the trees, college football and the best thing ever – cider mills! Last Autumn, one of our high school senior spokesmodels decided that she wanted her photo session to be at the Franklin Cider Mill.  It’s a very old, very historic cider mill here in the suburbs of Detroit and it arguably has the best cider around.   One of…
  • MCP Lightroom Presets That Will Make Your Color POP!

    Jodi Friedman
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Highlighting Fall Colors The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure.  If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for?  You’ll learn how other photographers are using our products and see what they can do for your work.  And…
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    Echenique dot com

  • Olympus Announces Silver OM-D E-M1 with Firmware 2.0

    Carlos Echenique
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    CENTER VALLEY, Pa., September 15, 2014 – The award-winning flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1®, with the world’s first 5-axis image stabilization, TruePic VII image processor and Live MOS sensor is now more iconic than ever before, with the introduction of new firmware Version 2.0, enabling tethered shooting, In-Camera Digital Shift and Live Composite, and much more, also [...] The post Olympus Announces Silver OM-D E-M1 with Firmware 2.0 appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • AXIOM Beta: The first open digital cinema camera

    Carlos Echenique
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    IndeGoGo Project AXIOM Beta seeks funding to create the world’s first Open Source 4K motion and stills camera. From their page: AXIOM Beta is a brand new professional digital image capturing platform and you get access to it before anybody else does. So we want to make sure that you are aware of what you [...] The post AXIOM Beta: The first open digital cinema camera appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Tamron Announces the SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens

    Carlos Echenique
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, announces development of a new ultra-wideangle zoom lens for full-frame D-SLR cameras with a fast F/2.8 aperture and VC (Vibration Compensation), the world’s first in its category. Since 2012, Tamron has been expanding its lineup of interchangeable lenses [...] The post Tamron Announces the SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Nikon Announces the D750, the SB500 and the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8

    Carlos Echenique
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:12 pm
      September 12, 2014 Seriously Capable, Surprisingly Compact: Packing Pro Features and FX-Format Image Quality, The Nikon D750 is the Full Frame D-SLR That’s Been Worth Waiting For Along With the D750, Nikon Announces Attractive New Offerings for Advanced Enthusiast and Professional Photographers, Including the SB-500 Speedlight and AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Lens MELVILLE, [...] The post Nikon Announces the D750, the SB500 and the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8 appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Hasselblad Announces the H5X Camera

    Carlos Echenique
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    Hasselblad has announced the launch of a new and exclusive medium format camera body. The highly versatile H5X has been developed primarily for H1, H2, H2F and H4X photographers who seek H5 capability – and also as a backup body for H5D users. The H5X, which boasts latest capture functionality and works seamlessly with Hasselblad’s [...] The post Hasselblad Announces the H5X Camera appeared first on Echenique dot com.
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    Livingface Blog

  • The Wedding of Teresa & Kevin

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Exuberant!  Not a word I’ve ever used before on the blog to describe either the bride or groom – let alone both. All you have to do is look at these teaser pix to recognize the exuberant love that radiates from and between Teresa & Kevin.  The ceremony and reception took place at the Queenston Heights Restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Beautiful day, great venue, and lovely grounds – and the releasing of a bunch of butterflies. Not surprisingly the friends and family were also wonderfully fun-loving, so the party also rocked. And I had my favourite Videographer,…
  • The Wedding of Sarah & Noel

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

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

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

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

  • Unbinding the Book

    Smogranch
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    A few short months ago I was involved in the creation of a truly inspiring project. The idea, redefine the book and redefine who can author can be. A partnership with Uk creative studio Jotta, an open call for submissions, A LOT of work done by a team of people, both in the United States […]
  • Indie Author Book Fest

    Smogranch
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Hey Everyone, Hot off the presses. Blurb is throwing down an indie author book fest. And soon. Here is the link. I will be there as well, doing whatever it is that I’m supposed to do. Speaking probably. And loitering around the Blurb compound. I plan on shooting a few portraits and recording a few […]
  • Near and Fargo: New Mexico 20140907

    Smogranch
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    Some don’t make it back. I smelled this poor little guy before I saw him. Coyotes and cars don’t play well. I was climbing slowly, rising sun in my face when the whiff of death became apparent. Only the sound of my breathing as I stopped to make this little tribute. The road continued to […]
  • Book Subscription Newsletter

    Smogranch
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Dear Smogranch Reader: Testing something here…..and I’m hoping you will play along. I’m thinking of starting a quarterly publication, a magazine I’m guessing, and am attempting to figure out not only how many people are interested but also the best way to communicate with those people. The idea is when I hit “Publish” you will […]
  • Songlines of Family

    Smogranch
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    The torch was passed. Long ago. She to me, and so on. “I’m done.” “Now it’s your turn” she said walking away. Life gets in the way, nearly every single day, and before long the calendar reads a foreign date and the wind of winter blows the short grass flat. How can it be? So […]
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    John Beardsworth

  • Nikon’s D750 – now that’s an upgrade

    John
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:52 am
    So Nikon have just announced a D750, and it’s got some interesting new features for Nikon’s higher end bodies. Early this year, when I switched from a D700 to a D800, I wrote about how it felt a rather old-fashioned camera. . . .
  • Continuity

    John
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:44 am
    I enjoyed this interview with Magnum New York’s darkroom printer, Pablo Inirio, Magnum and the Dying Art of Darkroom Printing: I was curious to see how the last few years of digital progress have affected things at Magnum, so I checked in with . . .
  • Aperture to Lightroom

    John
    27 Jun 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Even before yesterday’s announcement  Apple To Cease Development Of Aperture, consistently the most-visited page on my Lightroom site was Moving from Aperture to Lightroom. Since the devil is always in the detail, I would encourage any Aperture refugees to read . . .
  • What seems to ruin a photograph can be its making?

    John
    17 Jun 2014 | 5:49 am
    I’ve always thought that photography helps you experience any subject – we appreciate clouds, architecture, events, faces – and when I first started taking pictures in the early 1990s I used to love nipping round to Speakers Corner, usually before . . .
  • A perverse choice?

    John
    9 Jun 2014 | 5:58 am
    “Peak Film” for me was around 1999-2000. I went for a 6 week trip to Australia and Japan, then did a couple of trips to Iceland, Italy too, and I used to carry two Nikons and a Bronica SQA with . . .
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • How To Use Focus To Make Selections In Photoshop CC

    johnpaulcaponigro
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Julieanne Kost demonstrates how to make selections based on depth of field using Focus Mask to help isolate portions of your image for further editing. View more Photoshop Videos here. Learn more in my digital photography and digital imaging workshops.
  •  “Unlocking The Secrets Of The Creative Process” ––––––––– A Conversation With Photographer Eric Meola

    johnpaulcaponigro
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:11 am
    Photographer Eric Meola and I share our insights on the creative process in this three-part conversation. In the first installment, I share the influences of my parents and meetings with many remarkable men and women including Eliot Porter, Ansel Adams, and Georgia O’Keeffe. Then we discuss the power of words. “Words can be powerful tools. Think of all the things you can do with words. Generate ideas. Clarify a response. Determine a goal. Frame a question. Evaluate strengths and weaknesses. Make comparisons and contrasts. Identify an influence. Select an approach. Test a theory. Explore…
  • 10 Great Books On Abstraction

    johnpaulcaponigro
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    Looking for great books on abstraction? Browse this collection of my favorites. This collection gathers classics from artists, psychologists, and scientists alike. Enjoy! Find more great books here.
  • 14 Essential Tips For Night Photography

    johnpaulcaponigro
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    The high ISO capability of today’s new camera models is a true game changer. It opens up a range of light previously unexplored in the history of photography. Fearing noise, many people unnecessarily limit themselves to the lowest ISO setting and never explore this incredible range of light with all of its unique qualities—and surprises. (Don’t fear noise. Instead, read my series of articles.) Try night photography, and you’ll quickly realize the camera eye now can show you more than the eye can see. There have been many times now when I make exposures just to see…
  • 16 Great Books On Color

    johnpaulcaponigro
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    Looking for great books on color? Browse this collection of my favorites. This collection covers a wide range of aspects of the rich phenomenon including physics, biology, psychology, history and theory. Enjoy! Find more great books here.
 
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Warbirds Class Now Up!

    Moose
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
  • Nikon D750

    Moose
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Nikon has just announced the D750 DSLR Camera (along with the 20f1.8!) and will be shipping it next week. I have not seen the D750 yet but just from the features it includes and it’s price point, I don’t know how you could not be at least very interested in it. If you’re looking for the specs, you’ll find them here. Once I have one in my hand, I’ll pass along my thoughts on it.
  • Profoto B1 – Nikon TTL BTS – The Whole Shebang!

    Moose
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Striking while the iron was hot, we’d literally just landed from shooting an air to air with this FM-2P Wildcat when we set up to do this portrait. I’d come up with this portrait idea a month prior to the shoot knowing I’d have the new Nikon i-TTL remote unit for my favorite flash, the Profoto B1. The i-TTL system for the Profoto so fits my style of photography because I’m using the flash to bring life to the ambient light. The flash is the Main light lighting the subject and the Ambient being the fill light, setting the stage for the subject. What also makes i-TTL so…
  • The Moment of Truth

    Moose
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    We would come out of the darkroom with our “masterpiece” in the box. We would put the print in the washer and then after a few minutes, grab it from the wash and put the print in the dryer. Then the moment I dreaded with all my soul, the print would come out of the dryer for all my peers to see. It was a brutal but invaluable experience when the comparisons hit the air from print to print, photographer to photographer. Within a heartbeat you might be in the dumper or on top of the heap. At least in your peers minds which might all change when the print hit the rack and the teach would…
  • Abnormal Obsession with Clouds

    Moose
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Ya, I love clouds! I received an email this morning from a fan watching us on The Grid yesterday who said, “You’re obsessed with clouds.” I’ve been thinking about that comment and I would have to agree, I am. Currently, I’m in Florida getting ready for the premiere of The Film. Flying down here, I shot out the window of our flight that great clouds (what you see here). I shot a lot of them actually, made easy with the Nikon V3. Those who know me can tell you that I often stop in my tracks to look at great clouds. There is something magical about puffies. But I…
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    Cardinal Photo

  • New Nikon D750: Powerhouse upgrade for Nikon D600, Nikon D610 and Nikon D700 owners

    David Cardinal
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    Nikon’s new Nikon D750 has something for nearly everyone. State-of-the-art Autofocus, improved 24MP sensor, brand-new, high-performance body design, 6.5 fps full-frame, 100% viewfinder, pro-quality video features, tilting LCD, and a fairly sane price tag of $2300. It is going to be a hard camera to resist for current owners of the Nikon D600, Nikon D610, Nikon D700, and even those who have a Nikon D800 but would love a little more speed and are getting tired of super-large files. I’ll be doing a full field-test when I’m back from Africa, but based on the specs, here are my…
  • 10 things you should know about your camera (and your smartphone)!

    David Cardinal
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:50 pm
    I get asked all the time to give advice about what camera someone should buy. Far less often I sometimes get asked a much more important question – “What do I need to learn how to do with my new camera before I take it on my vacation, or to some special event, and try to use it effectively?” Modern cameras (even many of those found in smartphones) have way too many features for anyone to master them all. But there are 10 basic skills you should learn. If you purchase your camera at a camera store with actual human salespeople (there are still a few), you can probably have…
  • Nikon D810 field test–Why I’m planning to buy my review unit

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

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

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

  • Big iPhone, Little Camera

    Stu Maschwitz
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Speaking of the Fujifilm X100T, here's one way I've been thinking about the sizes of the new iPhones announced yesterday (with the help of this printable size comparison PDF from Ars Technica). To say that any phone could be a subsitute for an APSC, F2 monster like the X100S or T would be ludicrous. As would be to claim that I never leave my big cameras behind knowing that my phone is often enough. Both iPhone 6 models feature the same 8-megapixel camera with phase-detect autofocus and ƒ/2.2 lens. The iPhone 6+ adds optical image stabilization. It's a gigantic phone. But it's also a…
  • Fujifilm X100T

    Stu Maschwitz
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:42 pm
    I love my X100S. Today, Fuji announced its successor, the X100T. Here's a great write-up on it by Zack Arias of dedpxl.com. The X100 series is STILL my desert island camera. I’m so happy they haven’t screwed it up. It still has soul and that — is what makes a Fuji a Fuji. If you vignette the living crap out of a product comparison shot, we can be friends. What I find most intersting about Zack's impression is his (backed up by gorgeous shots) love for Fuji's "Classic Chrome" film emulation, which I first heard about in Fuji's recently-announced X30, a more affordable X-camera with an…
  • Meet the New blog, Same as the Old Blog

    Stu Maschwitz
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    A snapshot of prolost.com on September 6, 2014 I believe in blogging. Though it’s hard to argue with this: Most books should be magazine articles. Most articles should be blog posts. Most posts should be tweets. Most people shouldn't tweet.— Jimmy Guterman (@jimmyguterman) April 4, 2013 …I agree even more with this by Brent Simmons: My blog’s older than Twitter and Facebook, and it will outlive them. It has seen Flickr explode and then fade. It’s seen Google Wave and Google Reader come and go, and it’ll still be here as Google Plus fades. When Medium and Tumblr are…
  • Prolost Light Leaks for Lightroom

    Stu Maschwitz
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Given how much fun I’ve been having with the Prolost Bespoke Vintage Presets, it was only a matter of time before I tackled something I’d always wanted to figure out—randomly-generated light leaks for Lightroom. Super fun. Available now.
  • Prolost Bespoke Vintage Presets for Lightroom

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

  • Ryan Pfluger Photographs Andreja Pejic for The New York Times Sunday Style

    Jamie Zimmermann
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    This Sunday’s New York Times featured a photo of the famed model Andreja Pejic by our own Ryan Pfluger. Andreja and met up in Washington Square park for this beautiful portrait session. You can read the article and see more from the shoot here.           Photographer: Ryan Pfluger For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division, General Interest, News Tagged:…
  • Stock Contributor’s photo Selected for Sulzbach’s Bookcover

    glasshouseimages
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    GHI stock contributor Trevor Dixon has a wonderful image selected for the cover of Katharina Sulzbach’s book, ‘Grobwildjagd’. Filed under: Stock Division
  • Apple Talk With Zachary Maxwell Stertz – Dance and Entertainment Photography

    Jamie Zimmermann
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    Join us on September 4th at the Apple Store in Grand Central Terminal where Zachary Maxwell Stertz will be speaking at an Apple Talk. We are excited to once again collaborate with the Apple team who have hosted several of our artists in the past. Zachary specializes in portraiture, music, and dance photography and has shot images for Carolina Ballet, Manhattan Theater Club, and the New York Times. He’s also created advertising for TV shows on HGTV, the History Channel, and more. Zachary will be discussing his work and share how he made a name for himself in the crowded world…
  • Book Cover

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

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

  • Review, Adorama Flashpoint 180 – Portable Flash Unit

    David Saffir
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:56 pm
    I have a new portable flash unit in-house for testing. It is the Flashpoint 180 – a highly portable, lightweight unit that produces up to 180 watt/seconds of output. It comes complete with portable battery pack and charger, a diffuser dome, a reflector, a shoot-through white umbrella, a brief instruction manual, and a carrying case. […]
  • New Webinar – Small Lighting For Big Spaces

    David Saffir
    3 Oct 2013 | 3:46 pm
    New Webinar – sponsored by Datacolor and co-sponsored by Metz Not too long ago, standard practice for lighting large spaces involved hauling a lot of heavy equipment into a venue, laying out electrical service lines, creating support stands and scaffolding, and so on. Of course there was also tearing it all down, packing it away, […]
  • DSLR Dynamics – The Art and Practice of Digital Filmmaking

    David Saffir
    29 Sep 2013 | 9:48 am
    New Workshops – DSLR Dynamics Join us and explore the art of digital filmmaking! The Video Visuals workshops are taught by two award-winning instructors. Barry Andersson is the author of a top-selling Amazon book for DSLR video/filmmaking, THE DSLR FILMMAKER’S HANDBOOK, speaks at top film schools, & is a regular instructor for many NFL, MLB, […]
  • New Workshop/Seminar – “Camera to Output”

    David Saffir
    28 Sep 2013 | 5:28 pm
    Camera to Output – “Begin With the End In Mind” October 19, 2013 Denver, Colorado Join us for this comprehensive seminar, and sharpen your skills in image capture, color managed workflow, studio photography, and post-production techniques. Getting it right in the camera Begin with the end in mind Color managed workflow Introduction: Live Studio Setups […]
  • New Published Article, Managing Dynamic Range in Post-Production

    David Saffir
    6 Jun 2013 | 11:10 am
    Latest in a four part series: Managing Dynamic Range in Post-Production, published on the Datacolor blog: Here’s the link: http://blog.datacolor.com/david-saffir-managing-dynamic-range-in-post-production/ Filed under: Datacolor, Photography Tagged: blog post, Commercial Photography, DataColor, David Saffir, dynamic range, LIghtroom, linkedin, Los Angeles, Photography, Photoshop, Santa Clarita, spydercube
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    The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast

  • TCF Ep. 249 - Michael Grecco

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:15 am
    Michael Grecco is an award-winning and internationally renowned photographer of celebrity portraits, advertising and editorial commissions, private collections and fine art.  One of the most sought-out visual storytellers in the world, his artistic conceptual vision and signature dramatic lighting create incomparable distinctive images that are famously dramatic, evocative, sophisticated, ironic and comedic.  Known for his high-concept imagery, Grecco is also famed for his innate ability to connect with each subject.  On the pulse point of still and motion technology and…
  • TCF Ep. 248 - Wyatt Neumann

    7 Sep 2014 | 8:30 pm
    When photographer Wyatt Neumann was 8-years-old his mother gave him Kodachrome 110 camera and told him he could shoot as much as he wanted as long he paid for film and developing. He cut a lot of lawns and delivered a lot papers, eventually turning his new toy into a profession. Wyatt now shoots on a variety of formats ranging from his 120 Mamiya to his iPhone, and his work has been recognized and awarded internationally. Resources:   http://www.wyattneumann.com/   http://issuu.com/wyattneumann/docs/book_final   http://www.aperture.org/crewdson/  …
  • TCF Ep. 247 - Bill Pierce

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Bill Pierce's photojournalistic work has been published in Time, Life, Stern, Newsweek, U.S. News, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, New York Magazine, L'Express, Paris Match, and many other news publications.  Assignments in the United States, Canada, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Poland, Czechoslovkia, Australia, the Soviet Union, China, Japan, Lebanon, Egypt, Mozambique. His major awards include Overseas Press Best Photoreporting from Abroad, World Press Budapest Award and the Leica Medal of Excellence.  He is…
  • TCF Ep. 246 - Andi Schreiber

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

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

  • Photo Friday: Lily of the Evening

    Derrald
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    Lily of the Evening In the late 19th century and early 20th century Teddy Roosevelt would ride all over the badlands of North Dakota. These lilies would catch his eye and enamored with their beauty he would write about them in his diary. Elegant and bursting with color, they dot the prairie growing on hillsides and plateaus throughout the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. On a warm evening with no breeze, I spent some time photographing these wild lilies, capturing the light filter through the petals as the sun hovered low on the horizon. I imagined how it must have been during…
  • Photo Friday: Stone and Light

    Derrald
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Stone and Light A couple of weeks ago I took the family to Branched Oak Lake to camp. It was the first time outside of the backyard that my kids had ever been tent camping. We relaxed, made a fire, and of course, I brought my camera. Besides the images of the family, I did manage to sneak away to do a bit of work on the shore of Branched Oak Lake. My oldest daughter had found this rock earlier in the day on a hike and wanted me to photograph it – she loved the green moss growing on the sides and how it was by itself out in the water a bit. I always enjoy having my daughters with me when…
  • Field Review of the Canon 70D

    Derrald
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    For the photography enthusiasts that follow my blog, I’d like to let you know that I’ve recently posted my field review of the Canon 70D. I purchased the 70D about 8 months ago and I wanted to provide some feedback to those that might be interested in purchasing it for wildlife, nature, or scenic photography. The article can be found at this link: In the Field with the Canon 70D.
  • Photo Friday: Capturing the Sunlight

    Derrald
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Capturing the Sunlight This summer in North and South Dakota large amounts of rain contributed to wildflowers bursting forth from everywhere. These particularly delicate Mariposa Lilies were no exception. I found these flowers growing in fields and hillsides during my recent trip. During the early afternoon this lily caught my attention as it was perfectly positioned to capture the sunlight in it’s petals causing it to glow like a white and pastel light bulb upon the North Dakota prairie. As the wind was still that day, I was able to spend some time getting just the right composition to…
  • Planning and Spontaneity: Embracing Both for Capturing Great Images

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

  • Chef Chen Lanshu for the Wall Street Journal

    Craig Ferguson
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    Chen Lanshu, owner and head chef at Le Mout restaurant was recently named Asia’s top female chef. It’s been a long time between blogs. As I posted last time, I’ve been out of action with some broken bones and the associated recovery time. Well, almost out of action, because I did head down to central Taiwan on assignment for the Wall Street Journal to photograph chef Chen Lanshu. Chef Chen, who trained in France at Le Cordon Bleu and worked at Thomas Keller’s the French Laundry in California (described by Anthony Bourdain as the best restaurant in the world), was…
  • Out Of Action

    Craig Ferguson
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:18 pm
    I find myself out of action for a while due to a badly broken left wrist that required surgery, and a cracked right one that didn’t. Ironically I injured them while working out – isn’t exercise meant to be good for you? Professionally it’s meant I’ve had to cancel assignments for Forbes, Getty and Live Nation, as well as postpone a few personal shoots. Out of action indeed. Probably won’t be doing any more blogging until I can type a little easier. UPDATE (Sept 3) : Recovery is going well, and I was back shooting last week with an assignment for the Wall St…
  • Road Testing A New Workshop

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

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

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

  • Hudson River School Photo Workshop Report

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    We had a great first run of the Hudson River School photo workshop this week, and the weather truly cooperated with great light, dramatic clouds, and constantly changing conditions. I much prefer unpredictable weather over stable forecasts, especially on workshops even if it means there’s more risk of rain. It teaches students so much more about awareness of light, working in changing conditions, and dispels the myth that the only great light is at sunrise or sunset. I see so many photographers leave a location after the so called “golden light” time frame, and miss out on great…
  • Photo Journal: Hunter Beach, Acadia National Park

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
      Olympus E-M1, 1 sec @f/11, ISO 200, 24mm, 6 stop ND During our stay in Acadia National Park last weekmy family and I visited this beach one foggy morning,  I had no real expectations of capturing anything special, we were just there enjoying nature and this special place. In fact, at the parking area it was rather clear and sunny, and I almost left my backpack behind, but thought “better safe than sorry.”But as we hiked further along the half mile trail, a thick fog slowly started to permeate the forest. By the time we reached the rocky beach, we could hear the waves…
  • September 2014 Free Desktop Wallpaper

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    The September 2014 Free Desktop Wallpaper is now available for download. As always, come closer to nature in the Quoddy Head, Maine. 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”). The post September 2014 Free Desktop Wallpaper appeared first on Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography.
  • Fog at Upper Hadlock Pond, Acadia NP

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    Canon 1DS Mk III, f/8 @1/250th sec, ISO 200, 73mm (70-200L f/2.8 IS), circular polarizer The post Fog at Upper Hadlock Pond, Acadia NP appeared first on Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography.
  • What’s In My Camera Bag

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:39 pm
    I’m winding down my vacation with a few days camping at Acadia National Park, and with the little time I have to be online, I figured I would answer a question I often receive—what’s in my camera bag. While most of you know camera gear is really not a focus of mine, it is still critically important to success as a landscape photographer. I use what gets the job done for me, and in general I prefer top quality lenses, and as much resoltution as I can afford given I make and sell large prints. But I also enjoy smaller setups that are lighter and easier to carry, especaily in long hikes.
 
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    Organic Light Pan

  • In Awe Of Light

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

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

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

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

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

  • Genius technique on getting candid street photos

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

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

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

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

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

  • 8th Generation - IPhone 6 & 6 Plus

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
      The new IPhone 6 and 6 plus   It has become a tradition of this blog to review IPhones as they come out. If you look to the right-hand column of this page, you can still see the ancient IPhone icon I still use to display my commercial portfolio. I have been an IPhone user since version one and have upgraded almost from one generation to the next with the exception of the last two versions
  • Weekly Street Photos #15

    13 Sep 2014 | 6:46 pm
    This week's theme: COPS I thought it would be appropriate to highlight the police this week-- in honor  of the recent headlines about police officers criminally hijacking a civilian van in broad daylight in the middle of EDSA (Manila's central thoroughfare) for several million pesos; and in gratitude for losing my driver's license after an officer of the law booked me yesterday for an
  • Weekly Street Photos #14

    4 Sep 2014 | 6:56 pm
    This week's theme: URBAN POVERTY (Click on Photos for better viewing) "City Beds"   "Spare Change"   "Rhogelio's Uphill Battle" --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Being Sensible About Street Photography

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

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

  • Kissing Ants

    Krishna Mohan
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    Ever the opportunistic photophile, I perchanced upon these foraging major workers of the common weaver ant, Oecophylla smaragdina, locked together in a deep kiss, though even if it does seem like the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dark Blue Tiger Butterfly

    Krishna Mohan
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    I dreamt; and in my dream I was a butterfly. I woke; or is it simply That, weary of the sky, Some butterfly is sleeping And dreams that it is I? – Zhuangzi (369-286 BC) Butterflies are among... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Creating Photo Borders Using ImageMagick

    Krishna Mohan
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Many of our readers have made several polite inquires concerning the border utilized on my photographs. If you enlarge any of the images used on my blog, you will notice a dainty white bordering to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Happy Birthday Photography or A Brief History of the art of painting with light…

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

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

  • Photokina 2014

    Ross Murphy
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    LX-100This is the camera that looks most interesting at Photokina this year, it is a well specked compact camera, a 4/3rds sensor with a fixed 24-75 mm(equivalent) f/1.7 to f/2.8 lens. Could very well be the first 4/3rds camera I get to test, well 2nd after the GM1, anyway it should be a great little camera.Not cheap at around $900 but probably well worth it, we'll see what the gang at DPreview have to say, I look forward to it.RossImages In Light
  • New from Canon, 7D Mk II and Power Shot G7X

    Ross Murphy
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    EOS 7D Mk IIAt DPreviewPower Shot G7XAt DPreviewRossImages In Light
  • Architectural Perspective

    Ross Murphy
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:11 pm
     Larger Image Larger Image Its not always necessary to include the entire subject in your photo, sometimes an image takes on a life of its own when you don't include the expected.  I enjoy the ability to shoot both Seattle and San Francisco these days,  and its given me a new vision of city scenes. Finding the individual subject and the abstract meaning in those subjects.Larger ImageRossImages In Light
  • City View

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

    Ross Murphy
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    Larger Image5D MK III, EF 24-70 f2.8L IILarger Image5D MK III, EF 24-70 f2.8L IIRossImages In Light
 
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    WIRED » Raw File

  • Transfixing Formal Portraits of Ukraine’s Revolutionaries and Mourners

    Pete Brook
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Anastasia Taylor-Lind had been in Kiev about two weeks when she noticed something unusual early one morning as the city began to stir: There were more photojournalists than protesters on the barricades of Independence Square, where thousands would gather each day to topple then-president Victor Yanukovych. At that moment, the photographer realized she'd have to do something different if she wanted her images to stand out from the torrent of images coming out of Ukraine. The post Transfixing Formal Portraits of Ukraine’s Revolutionaries and Mourners appeared first on WIRED.
  • Chilling Photos From the Front Lines of the Ebola Outbreak

    Doug Bierend
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has left much of the region quarantined and inaccessible, making the tragedy seem all the more distant. It’s only through the work of photographers like Pete Muller that we can glimpse what life is like for communities struggling to cope with the deadliest outbreak since the virus was discovered […] The post Chilling Photos From the Front Lines of the Ebola Outbreak appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Many Natural Wonders of the American Backyard, Captured by iPhone

    Jakob Schiller
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Photographers often feel the need to run off to exotic locations to make pictures. But there are great photos to be made in your own backyard. Joshua White has proven that over and over again in recent years with his ongoing project, A Photographic Survey of the American Yard. The post The Many Natural Wonders of the American Backyard, Captured by iPhone appeared first on WIRED.
  • Photos of Lakes Turn Psychedelic After Soaking in Their Waters

    Doug Bierend
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Typically, by the time a photograph is in the dark room, the subject of that photograph is long gone. But in Matthew Brandt’s series Lakes and Reservoirs, the dark room is where photo and subject meet. Brandt leaves prints of landscapes shot around the country to decay, sometimes for days, sometimes for months, in H2O taken […] The post Photos of Lakes Turn Psychedelic After Soaking in Their Waters appeared first on WIRED.
  • Photoshop Magic Turns Flocks of Birds Into Perfect Patterns

    Jakob Schiller
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    When you first see Shaun Kardinal’s bird photos, you wonder what the hell is going on. The images show birds in complex patterns like you’ve never seen before, and you have to wonder if he’s captured some strange phenomenon never before seen in nature. The post Photoshop Magic Turns Flocks of Birds Into Perfect Patterns appeared first on WIRED.
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • SOLD!

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

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

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

    Rich Legg
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Thanks to a tip, I spotted the first image-in-use from my Hong Kong stock photo work shot earlier this year. It’s nice to see the effort to create this particular image in a cramped closet with a model and two speedlites is beginning to pay off. My growing collection of Hong Kong stock photos can be seen here: http://www.istockphoto.com/search/lightbox/15239532 (source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101705281)
  • Pondering Sasquatch

    Rich Legg
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/8, ISO 100
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    Ashish's Photos

  • A cluster of shikaras in the waters of the Dal Lake in Srinagar

    ashish
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    A cluster of shikaras in the waters of the Dal Lake in Srinagar (More Photos / Print) The beauty of the Dal Lake is incredible. It is a bit poignant right now because the floods in Kashmir (September, 2014) are horrendous, with water levels being very high, and the Dal Lake and Jhelum River have inundated large sections of the city; but the city will bounce back, the tourists will come back to enjoy the houseboats and shikaras of the beautiful lake. Moving on a shikara on the Dal Lake in Srinagar is a very calming experience, the seats are meant for you to casually relax on, and you take in…
  • Man cleaning school bus in a mountain stream in Kashmir

    ashish
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Man cleaning school bus in a mountain stream in Kashmir (More photos) – Get prints at this link When you have to clean vehicles and there is a never ending supply of fresh clean water, what could be better. In this photo, this person is in Kashmir, on the way from the capital city of Srinagar to a tourist town of Sonmarg, where a mountain stream is flowing with a large quantity of water. The bus is driven into the stream, just enough that the water will not damage the engine or other connections, and then the water can be used to clean the bus. The only danger is if a sudden flash flood…
  • White and purple tulips inside the Tulip Garden in Srinagar

    ashish
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:21 am
    White and purple tulips in the Tulip Garden in Srinagar Tulips can be incredibly beautiful flowers, with flowers being across a range of colors. In this photo, the tulips are more sedate, with mostly white tulips, but also some deep purple flowers that are remarkable. These are in the Tulip Garden in Srinagar, close to the Dal Lake and at the base of a towering mountain. The Tulip Garden is an addition to the several Mughal gardens in Srinagar, and April is the month to go to the garden, with their being a profusion of brilliantly colored and beautiful flowers located over a wide area.
  • Red tulips with yellow tips inside the Tulip Garden in Srinagar

    ashish
    20 Oct 2013 | 8:38 am
    Red tulips with yellow tips inside the Tulip Garden in Srinagar (More photos at link / Prints) A close up of some beautiful Tulip flowers inside the Tulip Garden in the city of Srinagar in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in north India. Tulips are typically very beautiful flowers, and in this case, this is a close-up of some flowers in a row. The flowers, reddish in color with a yellowish-orange tinge on the tips of the flowers, look pretty beautiful. They are catching some amount of sunlight, and this makes it even more beautiful. The flower petals are thin, and in some case, the petals look…
  • Rows of tulips of different colors inside the Tulip Garden in Srinagar

    ashish
    19 Oct 2013 | 8:37 am
    Rows of tulips of different colors inside the Tulip Garden in Srinagar (more photos) / prints Beautiful tulips at the Tulip Garden in Srinagar, close to the shore of the Dal Lake. These are very colorful flowers, and a treat to watch. This is a very large garden, and more recent than the various Mughal Gardens nearby (those are centuries old). If you look at the rows of flowers that are there in the photo, there is enough space between the rows of Tulip flowers. Even in this photo, you can see flowers that are red, orange, white, and yellow flowers here. The Tulip Garden is typically open in…
 
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    Tourist Photos | Tourist Photo | Travel Photo | Photos From Different places | Tourist Photos

  • Urquhart Castle - A beautiful castle on the shore of Loch Ness in Scotland

    14 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    Scotland is famous for many castles, spread all over. There were a number of clans spread over the region, and there were a number of battles in the medieval ages for supremacy and power. One of the major castles (besides the major ones such as Stirling Castle and Edinburgh Castle) was Urquhart Castle, located on the shore of Loch Ness. The castle is now in ruins, but the spread is still very beautiful, with the castle and the backdrop of Loch Ness, mountains in the distance and incredible greenery near the castle. The castle is located right next to the highway, making for easy access; and…
  • Photos from Urquhart Castle (along Loch Ness)

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Urquhart Castle is a fabulously beautiful castle located on the shore of the Loch Ness, close to Inverness in Scotland. The castle is essentially ruins now, but its location, and the incredible greenery all around the castle is superb. It is located on the A82 and is very accessible. Right next to the castle, one can get boat rides of Loch Ness, and the whole experience is superb. The castle was in prominence from the 13th to the 16th centuries, and was destroyed in 1692 to prevent its use during rebellions.View of Urquhart Castle and the path leading to it (More photos at this link)This is…
  • Photos from inside Edinburgh Castle

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

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

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

  • Finally: The Canon EOS-7D Mark II

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Your browser does not support iFrame. The Canon EOS-7D Mark II I know that many of you who use a Canon 1.6 crop factor camera have been waiting too long for the rumored replacement for the EOS-7D. The Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera (body only) is now available for pre-order. If [...]
  • Exposure Compensation Quiz Answers and Explanations

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    The Streak Continues: 289 I totally couch-potatoed it yesterday afternoon with the Fed-Ex golf and NFL on the big screen. In a zombie-like state, I fell asleep several times until I finally got into bed at about eleven. I woke at 3:45am and was trying to decide whether to try to go back to sleep [...]
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • Our Favorite Prints & Products You Can Sell Directly Through PhotoShelter

    Sarah Jacobs
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    It’s almost that time of year again, when print sales go up for the holidays – and it’s never to early to get prepped and start planning your selling tactics and packages before the rush takes you by surprise. At PhotoShelter we work with 5 separate print vendors that are integrated into our system, so that the holiday rush is that much easier to handle. Sell from your PhotoShelter site with no shipping, handling or hassle to deal with – just a streamlined check out process for your clients and beautiful prints. Here, we give you an overview and a few highlights of…
  • Vivian Maier Controversy & One Direction Dads – #ILovePhoto Ep. 32

    Allen Murabayashi
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    Download the podcast Our weekly look at all things photographic with this week’s special guest, photographer and co-author of the upcoming Thames & Hudson book ‘Photographers’ Sketchbooks, Bryan Formhals, PhotoShelter’s Sarah Jacobs, and co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 0:47 Photographers’ Sketchbooks 2:15 Konstantin Petrov’s World Trade Center photos, fotki 6:32 A Legal Battle Over Vivian Maier’s Work 11:41 Tinderella 16:00 Fuji Trolls DSLR Users with clever…
  • Ready, Set, Sell! Tips to Get a Jumpstart & Sell More This Holiday Season

    Sarah Jacobs
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:12 pm
    What does September signal? Most think back-to-school, but here at PhotoShelter we know it’s really about getting ready for your incoming holiday sales. It’s never too early to start planning, so to help you get a jumpstart, we’ve compiled our favorite photo sales and marketing tips so you can generate more revenue and increase your profits before saying goodbye to 2014. You’ll find tips to: Sell and market your prints to the right audience Talk money and negotiate with clients Market your work better with 10 examples of great photographer promos Price your wedding and…
  • Video: Making The Cut in Fashion Photography – A Webinar with BREED

    Sarah Jacobs
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Last week we spoke with esteemed fashion photographers Melissa Rodwell and Dana Pennington who gave some first-hand advice for both those more experienced, and those just starting out who are looking to break into the fashion photo industry. Melissa, a veteran of the industry and co-founder of the ultimate fashion photography online resource, BREED, has shot for the likes of Harpers Bazaar, Nike, Ralph Lauren and more. New kid on the block, Dana Pennington brings insight into making an impact on to the industry today. He’s a regular  contributor to BREED, reviewing gear and writing…
  • Jennifer Lawerence Hacked Celebrity Nude Photos – #ILovePhoto Ep. 31

    Allen Murabayashi
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. This week we discuss the implications of the hacked celebrity nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and more. Can you believe the US Government used to snatch film dropped out of satellites in the air? That’s the real version of storing your photos in the cloud. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 1:00 Breed’s Melissa Rodwell talks fashion photography 1:46 Hacked Celebrity Nudes of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton…
 
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • Waiting, in Newfoundland.

    David
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I get nervous when things come too easily, which, as it turns out, is not remotely the case on this trip. Sadly, I also get nervous when things are tough and there are no guarantees that my work is going anywhere. That’s the tension I’ve been living in on this trip across Canada, now into its 6th week. I’ve been posting images of the trip on Instagram and here on the blog, but not the work I’ve been chipping away at, which has been misunderstood by at least one reader already who wrote to tell me my work sucked and he was close to unfollowing me. Funny how you can get anything online;…
  • Photographers and Money. We Should Talk.

    David
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    One day I want to sit down with my readers, somehow, and have an honest conversation about money, and how we make it and manage it as creatives. I don’t know how it’ll happen – it’s hard enough having honest conversations about things that aren’t so surrounded by fear and shame and a general, “I don’t want to talk about it” feeling. Which is odd, frankly, as it’s one of those subjects that, if spoken about freely, could help so many people. The desire for that conversation is why I wrote VisionMongers, and most recently How to Feed a Starving Artist. It’s also why I…
  • Be Your Own Patron

    David
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Remember those days of old when creative people did what they did because some guy with money paid them to do it, all for the privilege of calling themselves a patron? Well those days are over. Unless you get smart – and creative – with your money and become your own patron, in which case the time has never been better. Like many creative people, I’ve had a difficult relationship with money, learning my lessons the hard way. But since I left college 20 years ago I’ve made my living entirely from my creativity, gone bankrupt, and started all over again. In the last 5 years…
  • Postcards from Fogo Island

    David
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    If you’ve been following my Instagram feed, you’ll have seen these, for which I apologize. We’re staying for a couple nights at the Fogo Island Inn, a place of astonishing beauty and hospitality – both the Inn and the island itself, on which we keep extending our stay. It’s an inspiring place for a number of reasons, not the least being the gift this Inn has been to the island itself. For me it is also a place for my muse to dig in, surrounded by rocks and waves and early mornings driving around the little island with my cup of coffee and my camera. Yesterday I…
  • MindShift Filter Hive

    David
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:31 am
    Hello from the windy and rainy coast of Newfoundland where we’re enjoying the fallout from tropical storm Cristobal! A few months ago I starting looking for a better way to deal with my 100mm Lee / Singh Ray filters and the various things I end up cramming into my pockets – spare batteries, filter holder, cable release, lens cloths – and found the MindShift Filter Hive. My previous filter wallet, from Lee, was fine, but all it did was carry filters. That was it. And no one I know grabs a camera and a couple filters without needing some other things. It won’t make my…
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • Our Favorite Prints & Products You Can Sell Directly Through PhotoShelter

    Sarah Jacobs
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    It’s almost that time of year again, when print sales go up for the holidays – and it’s never to early to get prepped and start planning your selling tactics and packages before the rush takes you by surprise. At PhotoShelter we work with 5 separate print vendors that are integrated into our system, so that the holiday rush is that much easier to handle. Sell from your PhotoShelter site with no shipping, handling or hassle to deal with – just a streamlined check out process for your clients and beautiful prints. Here, we give you an overview and a few highlights of…
  • Vivian Maier Controversy & One Direction Dads – #ILovePhoto Ep. 32

    Allen Murabayashi
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    Download the podcast Our weekly look at all things photographic with this week’s special guest, photographer and co-author of the upcoming Thames & Hudson book ‘Photographers’ Sketchbooks, Bryan Formhals, PhotoShelter’s Sarah Jacobs, and co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 0:47 Photographers’ Sketchbooks 2:15 Konstantin Petrov’s World Trade Center photos, fotki 6:32 A Legal Battle Over Vivian Maier’s Work 11:41 Tinderella 16:00 Fuji Trolls DSLR Users with clever…
  • Ready, Set, Sell! Tips to Get a Jumpstart & Sell More This Holiday Season

    Sarah Jacobs
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:12 pm
    What does September signal? Most think back-to-school, but here at PhotoShelter we know it’s really about getting ready for your incoming holiday sales. It’s never too early to start planning, so to help you get a jumpstart, we’ve compiled our favorite photo sales and marketing tips so you can generate more revenue and increase your profits before saying goodbye to 2014. You’ll find tips to: Sell and market your prints to the right audience Talk money and negotiate with clients Market your work better with 10 examples of great photographer promos Price your wedding and…
  • Video: Making The Cut in Fashion Photography – A Webinar with BREED

    Sarah Jacobs
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Last week we spoke with esteemed fashion photographers Melissa Rodwell and Dana Pennington who gave some first-hand advice for both those more experienced, and those just starting out who are looking to break into the fashion photo industry. Melissa, a veteran of the industry and co-founder of the ultimate fashion photography online resource, BREED, has shot for the likes of Harpers Bazaar, Nike, Ralph Lauren and more. New kid on the block, Dana Pennington brings insight into making an impact on to the industry today. He’s a regular  contributor to BREED, reviewing gear and writing…
  • Jennifer Lawerence Hacked Celebrity Nude Photos – #ILovePhoto Ep. 31

    Allen Murabayashi
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. This week we discuss the implications of the hacked celebrity nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and more. Can you believe the US Government used to snatch film dropped out of satellites in the air? That’s the real version of storing your photos in the cloud. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 1:00 Breed’s Melissa Rodwell talks fashion photography 1:46 Hacked Celebrity Nudes of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton…
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    Photo Attorney

  • Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Rights

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

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

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

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

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

  • Warbirds Class Now Up!

    Moose
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
  • Nikon D750

    Moose
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Nikon has just announced the D750 DSLR Camera (along with the 20f1.8!) and will be shipping it next week. I have not seen the D750 yet but just from the features it includes and it’s price point, I don’t know how you could not be at least very interested in it. If you’re looking for the specs, you’ll find them here. Once I have one in my hand, I’ll pass along my thoughts on it.
  • Profoto B1 – Nikon TTL BTS – The Whole Shebang!

    Moose
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Striking while the iron was hot, we’d literally just landed from shooting an air to air with this FM-2P Wildcat when we set up to do this portrait. I’d come up with this portrait idea a month prior to the shoot knowing I’d have the new Nikon i-TTL remote unit for my favorite flash, the Profoto B1. The i-TTL system for the Profoto so fits my style of photography because I’m using the flash to bring life to the ambient light. The flash is the Main light lighting the subject and the Ambient being the fill light, setting the stage for the subject. What also makes i-TTL so…
  • The Moment of Truth

    Moose
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    We would come out of the darkroom with our “masterpiece” in the box. We would put the print in the washer and then after a few minutes, grab it from the wash and put the print in the dryer. Then the moment I dreaded with all my soul, the print would come out of the dryer for all my peers to see. It was a brutal but invaluable experience when the comparisons hit the air from print to print, photographer to photographer. Within a heartbeat you might be in the dumper or on top of the heap. At least in your peers minds which might all change when the print hit the rack and the teach would…
  • Abnormal Obsession with Clouds

    Moose
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Ya, I love clouds! I received an email this morning from a fan watching us on The Grid yesterday who said, “You’re obsessed with clouds.” I’ve been thinking about that comment and I would have to agree, I am. Currently, I’m in Florida getting ready for the premiere of The Film. Flying down here, I shot out the window of our flight that great clouds (what you see here). I shot a lot of them actually, made easy with the Nikon V3. Those who know me can tell you that I often stop in my tracks to look at great clouds. There is something magical about puffies. But I…
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Client Profile: Willoughby Ansell

    admin
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
      We’re pleased to bring this client profile for Willoughby Ansell. Currently we are managing & running a Google Adwords campaign and the campaign is for generating new leads. We listened & discussed the requirements for Willoughby Ansell and designed a specific landing page. This pages offers a high-quality Free Employee Handbook with great content. Highly targeted traffic / visitors are driven to this landing page via specific keywords to this page. This campaign is running with great conversions and generating good quality leads for Willoughby Ansell. “SF Digital…
  • Maternity Photography

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

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

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

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

  • DPE Podcast 09.15.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan talk about Long exposures and time-lapse, and we have an interview with John Paul Caponigro

    Juan Pons
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan talk about Long exposures and time-lapse, and we have an interview with John Paul Caponigro. 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…
  • DPE Podcast 09.01.14 – In this episode we have two interviews, first with Dr. Sassi and then Ken Toney

    Juan Pons
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    In this episode of the DPE podcast we have two interviews, first with Dr. Sassi and then with Ken Toney and we have a discussion about people who criticize others work. 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…
  • DPE Podcast 08.15.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions

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

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

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

  • A Morning at the Taung Tho Market | Myanmar

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski It takes about three-plus hours of motorboat navigation from the popular tourist center, Nyaungshwe, through lnle Lake to reach Taung Tho Kyaung village. Located far at the southern end of the lake, this place is off the tourist circuit and really worth a visit. Numerous small villages along the lake itself and the shores can be seen along the way. The houses are small and modest, built on stilts from wood and bamboo. Intha, meaning “sons of the lake,”is the name of ethnic group that lives here; they are self-sufficient and…
  • Think Tank Photo Announces New Mirrorless Mover Bag Color

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Hey, our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced they have released a new color, Heather Grey, in its popular Mirrorless Mover collection of bags for mirrorless systems. Four sizes of bags offer a wide choice; from the smallest case, the Mirrorless Mover 5, designed for one mirrorless camera, on up to the largest, the Mirrorless Mover 30i, which will accommodate a camera, lenses, accessories and an iPad®. I am big fan of Think Tank, and I use the Mirrorles Mover 30i myself with my Fuji kit.   And don’t forget that by…
  • Cesis in Photos | Latvia

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

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

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

    DiscerningPhotog
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Fountainebleau live oak, 2012. (Copyright 2014 / Andrew Boyd) PHOTO SHOW NEXT MONTH It’s a season of framing, image editing and decision making: I have a big photo show coming this October! I have the immense privilege and pleasure to announce that this October 18th, I will have a show opening at the Henry Hood Gallery in Covington, La., alongside the fantastic landscape painter, Gail Hood. Gail is so amazingly talented: it’s a bit intimidating to be showing with her! This will be the night of the Fall for Art coordinated art openings in Covington that’s held each year. So…
  • Andrew Newey and his honey hunter photos

    DiscerningPhotog
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:24 am
    Beautiful images of honey hunters from Andrew Newey’s website. (Photo by Andrew Newey) Photographer Andrew Newey is all the rage right now, thanks to the recent widespread dissemination of his amazing images of traditional Nepalese honey hunters at work. I saw the first reference to these images on Petapixel about 10 days ago, which was simply aggregating a post from the New York Times Lens blog. The New York Times Lens blog did one of the first pieces about Newey’s images. Newey is a British shooter who describes himself as a ‘documentary travel photographer,’ a term…
  • Drone Photography: Is it legal? How long?

    DiscerningPhotog
    19 Mar 2014 | 2:30 am
    A DJI Phantom 2 drone quadcopter, complete with remote-controlled video camera. DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY HISTORY I wrote a piece here on The Discerning Photographer back in 2010, as we were sweating our way through the infamous BP oil spill, about a former Getty Images editor who was using a small drone helicopter to shoot aerials for a fraction of the cost of commercial helicopter charters. Anthony Jacobs had come down and shot some footage of the spill and I ended up interviewing him about his service, Perspective Aerials, which is apparently still up and running, using drone photography as its…
  • White Balance: what you need to know

    DiscerningPhotog
    29 Dec 2013 | 8:30 am
    Do you know how to effectively control White Balance on your DSLR camera? Accurately recording color temperature during exposure is a critical skill thall all photographers should learn. (Copyright 2013 / Andrew Boyd) Your DSLR camera is probably set for Auto White Balance, or AWB, and that’s fine up to a point. The key to Auto White Balance is understanding what’s it’s doing and how it’s doing it; from there, an understanding of white balance and how to control it will definitely make you a better photographer. WHAT IS WHITE BALANCE? An illustrated Kelvin scale of relative…
  • Katrina memories on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

    DiscerningPhotog
    24 Dec 2013 | 7:39 am
    Fallow land and meter box, Pass Christian, Mississippi. (Copyright 2013 / Andrew Boyd) Another fruitful morning of shooting on the Mississippi Gulf Coast between Gulfport and Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The striking thing about this area is how omnipresent Hurricane Katrina still is, over 8 years after that massive and devastating storm flooded and blew its way through this fragile coastline. There are pockets that look recovered but vast sections of that shoreline that still look quite devastated, the live oaks and open fields marking the spots where homes used to stand. Katrina memories…
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    FOTOdigital, less gear more fun

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II: My New Camera for Flowers

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    I published today one article about the new camera from Canon, and I felt that this was the right moment to write here why I want to get this camera. My flower photography in low light conditions may benefit from using the EOS 7D Mark II. I've waited for six years.
  • DSLRs are dying? Nope!

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:25 am
    I recently came across one article on a website suggesting that Canon and Nikon can be blamed for the DSLR market dramatic shrinking. The author of such an article must either live outside of this world or have an out of focus vision of reality...
  • The Last Bees of Summer

    3 Sep 2014 | 4:57 am
    The image of a bee on a thistle is one of my last photos of bees this Summer and I use it as a note to remember readers that bee populations are declining. Maybe it is time to look at bees in a different way, because some say that if bees go, Humankind will not last more than four years. Through FOTOdigital magazine we can help bees! And ourselves!
  • Ask the Pros... Suggests Think Tank Photo

    31 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Some weeks ago I received an invitation from Think Tank Photo: to answer a few questions about photography. I agreed without knowing exactly what they would do with the answers. Well, they're part of a new series on Think Tank Photo website: Ask The Pros!
  • Want Better Photos? Get Topaz Adjust for $24.99

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

  • Remembering Kevin Carter and the photo that made the world weep

    Diana Topan
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    Kevin Carter's Pulitzer Prize-winning photographSeptember 13, 2014 /Photography News/ Born 54 years ago, on 13 September 1960 (d. 27 July 1994), Kevin Carter was an award-winning South African photojournalist and member of the Bang-Bang Club. He was the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph depicting the 1993 famine in Sudan. Following the winning of the Pulitzer Prize he committed suicide at the age of 33. In March 1993, while on a trip to Sudan, Carter was preparing to photograph a starving toddler trying to reach a feeding center when a hooded vulture landed nearby. Carter…
  • Ozone Zone International Photo Salon - Competition 2014

    Diana Topan
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    September 8, 2014 /Photography News/ Promoting The Beauty of Our World and Positive Changes. Annual photo salon supporting Artists' Bill of Rights, and under FIAP patronage. 2014 Themes: COLOURMONOCHROME HAPPINESS (special theme)This photography competition's goal is to promote fine, artistic photography with a positive message to the world. A good deed or act of kindness captured on a photo, a social change for better, a beautiful element of nature, a deeply moving portrait or a special moment in life, a pristine wildlife scene, or a conceptual art image created in studio,…
  • PBS documentary looks at the life of iconic photographer Dorothea Lange

    Diana Topan
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:53 am
    “I challenged myself I would go down there just to see if I could grab a hunk of lightning.” - Dorothea LangeAugust 29, 2014 /Photography News/ Iconic photographer Dorothea Lange is the subject of a new documentary  - Dorthea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning - that will premiere August 29 at 9-11 p.m. on Rocky Mountain PBS.The personal documentary directed by Lange's granddaughter Dyanna Taylor uses family journals, photos and film footage, interviews and vérité sequences of Lange at her Bay Area home studio, circa 1962-1965, to convey a full picture of the photographer and her…
  • TED Talk: Photographer documents everyday objects exhumed from the mass graves of the Bosnian War

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

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

  • Red Bull Air Races - Texas Motor Speedway

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    A unique event at Texas Motor Speedway showing why Red Bull is truly the king of extreme sports productions. Timed pylon races within the confines of the race track proved to be very entertaining.
  • Motif #1 Rockport, MA

    4 Jul 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Here are a few quick grabs of Motif #1 in Rockport, MA.
  • Primates In Captivity, Just a Thought

    8 Jun 2014 | 6:44 am
       Even the best of zoos with relatively spacious, lush areas provided for the primates are not enough. Not enough to suppress the deep, long and far away stares off into nowhere you often see from the primates. Zoos are wonderful places of education but at the same time makes you wonder just how happy the animals can possibly be. Just a thought. 
  • Signs of Newburyport

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:35 pm
       Newburyport, MA is located near the mouth of the Merrimack River which feeds the Atlantic Ocean. A true gem of a Yankee town, deep in typical New England coastal sailing and fishing history.   The center of town has become tourist attraction of many private boutique retail shops. One of the most notable traits of each shop is it's custom signage which hangs outside their door. That they hang in similar fashion may be the only common trait they share, otherwise they are as unique as the business themselves.   Here are a few of what you'll find hanging…
  • Goodguys 4th Spring Lone Star Nationals

    15 Mar 2014 | 9:37 am
    If you like cars from the past that have been meticulously restored, here are few that were on display. Texas Motor Speedway hosted the Goodguys 4th Spring Lone Star Nationals this weekend.Here is a link to more photos...   http://bit.ly/1lEGMtl
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    Black Star Rising

  • 5 Instant Website Turnoffs

    Kathy DalPra
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s tough evaluating our own websites. We can’t help it, we’re a little bias. We put a lot of time, thought and effort into launching our site that it’s sometimes hard to admit that it actually might be doing us more harm than good. If you’ve fallen for any of the following five website faux paus, that might be the case. Here’s what could be working against you and what to do about it: 1. Sign up for our newsletter Let’s face it. No one really wants yet another newsletter in their email inbox. Most of us are inundated with more messages than we can…
  • What Apple and Samsung Can Teach Photographers About Attracting Loyal Clients

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

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

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

    Kathy DalPra
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    When I had my bridal and fashion jewelry business, getting press was a big part of my marketing strategy. I really didn’t know much about PR until I dove into it. As my pieces started to get featured more and as I became a writer for some of these publications, one of the things I learned is that established magazines typically have a photographer on call or on staff to shoot their featured articles for each edition. But smaller, newer or local publications don’t always have the budget to hire a photographer, and this could present a hidden opportunity for you. I’m not…
 
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    cinema5D » News

  • Looking for a new small size 4K companion? – Consider the new Panasonic LX100

    Johnnie Behiri
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:28 pm
    It is still a bit early to know if the good got better but one thing is for sure, the new Panasonic LX100 with its four/thirds sensor size and 4K resolution for video recording is an interesting camera to consider when lightweight traveling, aerial shooting or low-key filming is required. The other interesting achievement in this camera is its lens. The newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX F1.7-F2.8 lens, with a zoom range of 24-75mm (35mm camera equivalent) is suitable for all kinds of shooting. The LUMIX LX100 comes with new focus options such as a manual focus ring and a newly…
  • Sony 16-35mm f/4 OSS – New Full Frame E-Mount Lens

    Tim Fok
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    Sony has added to their E-mount line up with the new 16-35mm f/4 OSS. The wide angle is designed for full frame coverage and features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. The Sony 16-35mm f/4 OSS is another Zeiss branded lens, sporting a Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating to aid limit ghosting and flaring. Whilst matching the new Canon 16-35mm f/4 in spec, this is quite a different lens. It’s E-Mount, therefore designed for compatible mirrorless Sony cameras and in turn is small in size and weight. At 78×98.5mm & 518g it will be well matched with cameras like the Sony…
  • ON THE COUCH – ep 19, part 1 – Philip Bloom, George Olver (Movidiam), Ryan Burke (Røde Microphones)

    Nino Leitner
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    We are happy to start a new season of ON THE COUCH! Following feedback from our audience, we have decided to divide the episodes of our talk show series ON THE COUCH in the future into several segments from now on. That means we will release each episode in several more digestible shorter parts, released around once a week on a regular basis. There will also be a podcast link for both audio and video version added later this week, which will also include all past episodes. On episode 19, recorded at IBC 2014, we were happy to welcome my friend Philip Bloom, George Olver, the CEO of Movidiam,…
  • Canon announces New EOS 7D Mark II

    Ethan Vincent
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    It’s official. The Canon EOS 7D Mk2 was just announced at the Canon event at Photokina. The new addition to the Canon DSLR family FINALLY does 1080p at 60 fps, something only Canon buyers of the flagship EOS 1DC have had a their dispense. The Dual Pixel CMOS allows AF in Video mode and benefits in live view when switching between subjects and, in combination with Canon’s Custom Movie Servo predictive AF, when tracking moving subjects. ISO sensitivity in video mode parallels stills mode to 16000 and video, as well as stills, can be recorded to both SD and Compact Flash cards in the…
  • Sony XLR-K2M – New XLR Module for the A7S removes hot shoe lead

    Tim Fok
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Sony has announced a new XLR module for the A7S, the XLR-K2M. The device is smaller and more affordable than the current XLR-K1M XLR adaptor and the the hot shoe cable, alleviating the requirement for an additional cold shoe mount. Matt Allard from News Shooter caught up with Sony at IBC with a pre-production model of the currently un-named audio adaptor: The previous XLR-K1M adaptor is great, opening up more professional audio solutions for Sony cameras like the A7S. However, the adaptor is only connectable via a hot shoe cable, the module itself also requires an additional cold shoe…
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    Exposure Photo Works

  • The Windmill | Mechanicsville, VA

    tim
    6 Sep 2014 | 12:57 am
    Categories: BlogTags: artohotoartphoto_bwb&wblackandwhiteblackandwhitphotographybnwhisperersbwlifebwloversexposurephotoworksfineartphotographyfineart_photobwinstagraminsta_bwiphoneographyphlogphotoartThe Windmill | Mechanicsville, VA #blackandwhitphotography • #fineart_photobw • #fineartphotography • #blackandwhite • #bw • #photoart • #artohoto #artphoto_bw • #bwlife • #bwlovers • #bnwhisperers • #insta_bw • #phlog • #exposurephotoworks(Read more...)
  • The Windmill

    tim
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Categories: Dreamscapes GalleriesTags: architectureblack and white photographyblowingblurcloudcloudsdarkdramadramaticfine art photographyhistoricMechanicsvillemillmotionoldphotographyskyspinspinningstonetowertraditionalVirginiaweatherwindwindmill. blowwindyThe Windmill in old town Mechancsville Virginia.(Read more...)
  • Avoiding The Signs

    tim
    25 May 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Categories: Galleries Works of LifeTags: advertisingavoidbigbillboardblackblack and white photographyblurredbroadwaybusycitydowntownfine art photographygirllightsmanhattanmetropolismotionneonNew YorknynyconewayphotographyrunrunawayrunningrushsignsignsstreetTimes SquareurbanwomanSometimes we avoid the signs even though their meanings are clear as day.(Read more...)
  • 5 Things I learned about Fine Art Photography from my Dog

    tim
    4 May 2014 | 5:38 am
    Categories: Blog Tips and MoreTags: Creative Processcreativityphotographic lifephotographytipsTwo things in life I love are photography and dogs. While photography satisfies my creative itch, my dogs remind me that there are other things in life then photography. But alas even when enjoying time with my dogs I think about photography. Here are 5 things I've learned from my dogs that help me in my photographic life.(Read more...)
  • Samantha Church

    tim
    30 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    Categories: BlogTags: artistartohotoartphoto_bwb&wblackandwhiteblackandwhitphotographybnwhisperersbwlifebwloversexposurephotoworksfineartphotographyfineart_photobwinstagraminsta_bwiphoneographymusicianphlogphotoartsamanthachurchJust saw Samantha Church @ the Jackson St Blue line stop in Chicago IL. Awesome artist check her out....https://www.facebook.com/samanthachurchmusic #samanthachurch • #musician • #artist • #blackandwhitphotography • #fineart_photobw • #fineartphotography • #blackandwhite • #bw • #photoart • #artohoto #artphoto_bw • #bwlife • #bwlovers •…
 
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Juliette + Nick | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Gina’s... The post Juliette + Nick | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Brianne + Austin | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Gina’s... The post Brianne + Austin | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Kiki + Marcus | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Gina’s... The post Kiki + Marcus | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Sami + Kyle | Married

    jasongphoto
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Gina’s... The post Sami + Kyle | Married appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Danielle + Ben | Married

    jasongphoto
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    Gina’s... The post Danielle + Ben | Married appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
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    Photography Life

  • Nikon D750 vs D810

    Nasim Mansurov
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:02 pm
    It has not been 3 months since Nikon released the long-awaited update to the D800 / D800E cameras with the D810 announcement and we now have another camera in Nikon’s full-frame line-up. Without a doubt, the Nikon D750 is a very capable camera and most likely will be quite popular for a while. Thanks to its updated high-end autofocus system, which is supposed to deliver even better results than the high-end Nikon DSLRs (including the Nikon D810 and D4S), and excellent detection range of -3 EV, the D750 will be a tool of choice for many Nikon shooters. With its attractive price of $2300…
  • Canon 7D Mark II Announcement

    Nasim Mansurov
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Today Canon announced a highly anticipated update to the sports and wildlife shooter’s camera, the Canon 7D. After over five years of long wait, the new Canon 7D Mark II finally saw the light of day and it is not here to disappoint – Canon crammed quite a bit of power into the camera and made it a speed demon with a very impressive speed of 10 fps. Aside from the speed, the biggest highlight of the 7D Mark II is its impressive autofocus system. Borrowed from the top-of-the-line EOS-1D X, the autofocus system has a whopping 65 autofocus points, all of which are cross-type. Similar…
  • Nikon Flash Comparison

    Nasim Mansurov
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Technically, the article is supposed to be called “Nikon Speedlight Comparison”, because Nikon calls their flash units “Speedlights”. This article is written as an introduction to the current and older line of Nikon Speedlights, specifically the Nikon SB-300, SB-400, SB-500, SB-600, SB-700, SB-800 (discontinued), SB-900 (discontinued) and SB-910. In addition to some basic information on each Speedlight, I will provide a comparison chart on the bottom of this article as well, to make it simpler for our readers to understand the differences.1) Nikon SB-300 The most basic…
  • Nero Trigger Giveaway Winner

    Nasim Mansurov
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:37 pm
    We recently ran a giveaway with our friends at Nero Trigger and although I messed up the giveaway announcement date (originally posted as September 5, but it was supposed to be September 12), for which I apologize, we still had great participation from our readers with a total of 932 entries. After eliminating the cheaters and duplicate entries, we used a random number generator to pick the winner.Our system picked entry #796, which turned out to be a comment that belongs to Loic LE MEE. We have already contacted Loic and if he does not respond within 3 days, we will be picking another…
  • Nikon D750 Buffer Capacity

    Nasim Mansurov
    13 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The Nikon D750 has the most advanced autofocus system Nikon has produced to date, thanks to its new Multi-CAM 3500 FX II autofocus module that is capable of focusing in dim light conditions with a -3 EV to +19 EV detection range. While the camera is capped at 6.5 frames per second of continuous shooting speed, one might be wondering how long the camera can shoot continuously, before the buffer fills up and the camera slows down. In this article, we will explore the buffer capacity of the Nikon D750 and compare it to the D610, D700 and the D810 cameras.Take a look at the below chart:DSLRImage…
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    Landscape Photography Blogger

  • Keynote Speech At Escalante Canyons Art Festival

    David Leland Hyde
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    Escalante Canyons Art Festival and Everett Ruess Days David Leland Hyde Keynote Address Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm Escalante High School Auditorium, Escalante, Utah Why Escalante, Utah? Why Was David Leland Hyde Invited To Speak? Hyde’s Wall, East Moody Canyon, Escalante Wilderness, now the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, copyright 1968 by Philip Hyde. One of the most renowned photographs from the early large format Sierra Club Books. “Hyde’s Wall,” originally titled “Juniper, Wall, Escalante” was first published in the Sierra…
  • Drylands: The Deserts Of North America 3

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

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

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

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

  • Introducing Mr. Devine

    sesame
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    While I am the emotional/creative side of the family, my husband is the travel planner, chef, technology help desk and entire department of financial affairs. As this blog grows, I am always looking for ways to help readers with great content. With that in mind, it occurred to me that Alec’s extensive research into ways of doing awesome things as a family for as little cost as possible would be of value to many of you! I did not think he would be willing to contribute as he is sort known for being the silent and mostly invisible member of our family online, but he surprised me with…
  • 50+ blogger headshots in two days and other reasons I missed everything said at the ProBlogger Event

    sesame
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    From fashion forward to serious and from friendly, fun and adventurous to crafty, knowledgeable, approachable and even classic, these head shots needed to represent so many different personalities in a very small window of time. I am thrilled that ProBlogger had me up for the conference to do these head shots in the Olympus booth. I consider it an honour to be trusted to photograph people who usually run from the camera…there is a reason bloggers live on the internet. The spots were completely booked out within five minutes of the session times released online and everyone showed up…
  • Lifting the curtain of magic surrounding energy to teach the kids conservation

    sesame
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Brought to you by Origin Energy and Nuffnang Energy is magic. Seriously, it is hard for me as an adult to understand that something you can’t see yet runs your entire life and costs so much money… It is nearly impossible to explain it to children. At least my children who clearly need to leave the light on in every bathroom they have ever entered. It is like they enjoy burning money. They are really only aware of what energy is when their tablet runs out of battery power, so I pulled some ideas off the Origin Energy For Schools website to create a few games that explain the science behind…
  • Today is a great day to have a G’Day Mate!

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

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

  • How to take great portraits outside (on location)

    NickW
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    How do I take photographs of people outside? Being able to take a lovely portrait image outside is always rewarding but for many people they can never quite get it right.  More often than not your subject ends up either squinting, becoming a bit too dark or one side of their face becomes overly bright whilst the other is clothed in darkness.   It is a strange fact that the majority of people I ask know one rule of photography and yet that rule is wrong – try it yourself, heres the question. “When taking a photograph of a person outside where do I as the photographer want to…
  • Top 10 tips & tools to drive customers to photographers websites

    NickW
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:47 am
    Top 10 tips and tools for photographers websites to gain traffic As a working photographer the chances are that you are self employed and always keeping an eye on your website is a central cog in your marketing strategy.  It is important to understand fully the role that your website is playing within your business – is it used to generate leads? act purely as a brochure? an e-commerce site for converting leads to paid up clients? the list goes on. Once you have defined its role and undertaken your keyword analysis then your next task is to ensure that you are driving traffic to it and…
  • Professional Photographer – the value of a great team

    NickW
    6 Mar 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Working with a Professional Team The more time I spend surrounded by photography the more I recognise the need to have a great team around me.  When you start out in photography it can be a scary place as there is so much to learn and the chances are you will be working for yourself so you need to quickly learn how to run a business.  It is very easy to become focused upon all of the activities you need to undertake and work so hard at achieving a variety of roles that you take too much on yourself. You need to recognise early the value of calling on other for help and to create a great…
  • Commercial Photography – The hidden gem

    22 Feb 2014 | 1:38 am
    Becoming a commercial photographer Without doubt the majority of photographers who come to train with us at Unshaken Photography and are considering a career behind the lens are looking towards focusing upon portrait and wedding photography. It is a fair enough consideration as it appears to be a great industry to work in and one that fits nicely around your family commitments. However many photographers are actually missing a trick by failing to consider commercial photography as an option but actually pays very well. Commercial photography these days covers a broad spectrum of disciplines…
  • Student successes – Introduction to portrait photography course

    15 Feb 2014 | 1:49 am
    Taking Great Portraits – Introduction course in Chelmsford, essex We had a great day here at Unshaken Photography Training yesterday with a team of new portrait photographers as we took them from limited knowledge to taking some super images as you will see below. The guys on the programme we pretty much all new to working with studio lighting so we started with the basics of talking about the basic lighting equipment to moving onto posing, lighting set-ups and then some key tips on post production (editing) primarily in Lightroom but also with some additional plug-ins (Imagenomic…
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • Photo Tutorial: Score Big! 6 Tips for Photographing High School Football

    Chris Corradino
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    It's back to school time and we're getting ever closer to the start of high school football season. If you've ever wondered how to best capture the intensity of this popular game, you'll find all the necessary tips and tricks here. Just because these aren't professional athletes doesn't mean they don't play hard. In fact, some of the best contests I've ever photographed were at the varsity level. Grab your camera and head to the sidelines.  Read the full tutorial here. 
  • Colors of the Empire State Building

    Chris Corradino
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    After a sunset shoot the other night, I came upon a beautiful view of the Empire State Building nestled between the buildings in Herald Square. There's actually a Twitter account which explains the reasons for the various color schemes on any given night. It read: "Tonight's colors: From bottom tier, green, blue, yellow sparkle (Finals weekend at the usopenNewYorkNewYorkCityNYC"  Camera details: This was taken handheld at 1/80, f4, ISO 5000 on the OMD E-M10. 
  • Dusk Without a Tripod

    Chris Corradino
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    Learning the rules of photography is essential to best determine when and where they can be broken. On this particular evening, I did not have my tripod. When the magic light moved in, it was just to good to pass up. The solution is not something I'd ordinarily recommend, but in a pinch, it works! First, I set the OMD-EM10's ISO extraordinarily high, all the way to 8000! Then, I used a pretty wide aperture of 3.5 and a shutter at 1/60th. Technically these settings were wrong. Ideally, I would not want such a high ISO as it introduces more noise. On the Olympus, it looks more like film…
  • Floating View of NYC

    Chris Corradino
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    Gondola rides may be best known for floating through the channels in Venice. Yet, we actually have them here in New York as well. The view can be quite lovely, especially closer to sun set. 
  • Summer Lives On in Central Park

    Chris Corradino
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:35 am
    You can never be sure just how much longer Summer will hang around. I take every opportunity to photograph the remaining flowers. This colorful scene may be quite different in just a few weeks. Perhaps one of the best ways I've heard this change of season described is in a John Mayer song."When autumn comes, it doesnt ask.  It just walks in, where it left you last. And you never know, when it startsUntil there's fog inside the glass around your summer heart."
 
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    The 37th Frame - Celebrating the Best of Photojournalism

  • A Car, a Camera and the Open Road by John Leland

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    Photograph Garry Winogrand For a country whose central myths involve travel and its sidekick, reinvention, Americans are often clueless about the true nature of the road. It is not about freedom, rubber, the wind in your hair and “Born to Be Wild” on the stereo. The road is about hardship. It’s the thing between the places we want to be — it’s where we are when we’re 50 miles from nowhere. Read the full story on The New York Times LENS
  • Revisiting 9/11: Unpublished Photos by James Nachtwey (TIME LightBox)

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:38 pm
    James Nachtwey happened to be in New York the morning of 9/11 and made his way to Ground Zero. Ten years ago, TIME published Nachtwey’s extraordinary pictures from the day, but he had not revisited those 27 rolls of film since. Read more: James Nachtwey’s 9/11 Photographs – LightBox http://lightbox.time.com/2011/09/07/revisiting-911-unpublished-photos-by-james-nachtwey/#ixzz3D3MoQUGq
  • ‘I Am About To Call It A Day’ by Bieke Depoorter (Burn Magazine)

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    ‘I am about to call it a day’ is a sequel on ‘Ou Menya’, a project where I entered the intimacy of families in Russia, while spending one night with them. This time, I have travelled through the United States. It is a series of portraits of places and people where I spent the night while passing through. I meet my family-for-the night on the streets. The social contact, the short and intense encounters and the mutual trust for them to take me into their most intimate privacy is an important element in my work. Visit Burn Magazine to view full essay…
  • Scarred for Life: Mental Illness in the Eastern Congo by Patrick Meinhardt

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:31 pm
    According to the Mental Health Program, at least 15 million Congolese have mental disorders and lack the resources western countries have. A report from the “Organisation suisse d’aide aux réfugiés” (OSAR) states that drugs used in western countries are nowhere to be found in the DRC. Most families are unable to assume the expenses of the treatment, leaving most cases untreated or taken care by NGOs like the Brothers of Charity or Doctors without Borders. Lack of government support isn´t the only obstacle: Mental institutions have to deal with the conception most Congolese coming…
  • Echoes of Africa Along the Carolina Coast by Pete Marovich

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    16 Jun 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Africa endures in the language and customs of the Gullah people, descendants of slaves who have lived along the Carolina coast for generations, sustaining themselves through the land and water. Pete Marovich, who grew up in South Carolina aware of this distinctive culture, wanted to photograph these communities, so about a decade ago he pitched the idea to a magazine editor. Continue reading on The New York Times LENS 
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    Brian Matiash Photography

  • Always Evolve Your Website

    Brian Matiash
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:25 pm
    If there is one page that I have always taken out of Nicole‘s book, it is to always evolve your website. Now, that is not to say that you have to make gigantic leaps every time. Rather, Nicole constantly audits her own site, constantly on the look out for more effective plugins, cleaner designs, and just the best way to present her work. Recently, Nicole decided to switch to the awesome WordPress-managed host, WP Engine. Her migration was very easy and it piqued my interest. For a while now, I’ve been really disenchanted with my current host, BlueHost. Working with the WordPress…
  • The Fingerlings II

    Brian Matiash
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    It had been a while since I looked at the photos I took last year at Silver Falls State Park in Oregon. It was a great time and I walked away with one of my most favorite photos that I’d ever taken called The Fingerlings. Most every visit to Silver Falls yields great results for landscape photography but if you can time it so that you arrive when there is atmospheric fog floating all around, that’s when things pay back with dividends. Not only does the fog help give depth to the photos, it also helps diffuse light, which resulted in this beautiful and soft backlighting. The post…
  • Never Forget

    Brian Matiash
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    I grew up in a quaint 2-family house located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. For my entire life up until leaving for university, I could remember seeing the Twin Towers looming off in the distance right from my porch. Ironically, I always thought that these two gigantic Tetris pieces represented some truly ugly architecture and no matter how many times I roamed into “the City” with my friends or family, I never really raised a camera up towards them. They just didn’t do anything for me back then. Regardless, they were staples of the most famous skyline in the…
  • The Path of Least Resistance, Groupings IV

    Brian Matiash
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Ruckel Creek Falls is a great place to visit if you’re trying to get a handle on this type of nature photography. It’s a short walk from the main parking area at the Eagle Creek Trail, right off of I84, and doesn’t require navigating any tough terrain to get to. A lot of the additions to my Path of Least Resistance study were captured here. Just be careful while maneuvering around these rocks. While the water isn’t terribly deep in most parts, the rocky surface is very slippery and loose. I’ve had more than a handful of close encounters during my visits. At…
  • Improve composition by isolating your subject

    Brian Matiash
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:56 pm
    One of the most beautiful sunsets that I’ve ever seen was at Main Beach in Byron Bay, Northern New South Wales, Australia. I’ve been to Australia three times (twice this year) and Byron Bay seems to be one of the best representations of Australia’s eastern coast. I had such a wonderful time roaming around with my fellow global photographers on our TopDeck Travel tour and I thought it’d be a good time to relive some of those memories. While going through my archives from that evening at Main Beach, I came across this quick grab that I got of a surfer calling it quits…
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • Blurry Flowers at The MET

    Lily Hydrangea
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    Every week Lila Acheson Wallace generously provides The MET with awesome flowers. I found this particular arrangement especially exciting to take in.
  • The Sunflowers are Here

    Lily Hydrangea
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Someone decided to spruce up a corner of their gas station by planting a couple of patches of Sunflowers. I believe they have brightened many a people's day by doing so.
  • We Will Never Forget

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

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

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

  • Subdomains, Domains, and Folders…..Oh My!

    Howard
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:33 am
    This is to let those who read, and hopefully enjoy, my blog know about an upcoming change. When I originally assembled my current website I placed my blog in a subdomain (it turns out this was not my wisest move).  That is why the URL for my website is www.howardgrill.com, while the URL for my blog is blog.howardgrill.com. Be that as it may, this type of setup is one that is not easily duplicated when going to a typical ‘prefab’ webhost.  This means the URL of my blog will change when I switch hosts. Poof….gone!  The same is true of all my email subscriptions and inward…
  • Squarespace – The Pros

    Howard
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    In my last post I mentioned that I had been looking for a template based web hosting service and that I had decided on  Squarespace after assessing all the variables I had mentioned. To recap what the important issues were for me: the ability to utilize a custom domain so that my URL could remain the same at least half a chance of being able to import my blog so as not to either lose all the posts, have to pay to have the blog hosted elsewhere, or to have to start from scratch be responsive….that is to say be optimized for mobile devices use no Flash allow for the storage and download of…
  • Choosing A Photography Website Host

    Howard
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    A number of weeks ago I posted that I was considering putting together a new website. There were several reasons, but two which were of paramount importance: when I initially coded my current website using Dreamweaver there was no concern about how people might view the site on mobile devices.  The situation is very different at the current time and, best I can tell, optimizing a site for display on mobile devices entails quite a bit of work. Because of he way my site is set up, it is quite an endeavor to add images and thus it has not been updated frequently at all.  I need a site that is…
  • Geometry

    Howard
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:51 am
    I have always enjoyed photographing objects, be they man made or natural, that have very distinctive lines, shapes, and patterns.  Recently, while in the Palouse, I had the opportunity to solidify this idea and make some photographs very focused on geometric shapes.  There are several that I took that I like quite a bit.  Perhaps they may be the start of a new photographic project? Farmhouse Door Copyright Howard Grill
  • Quick Quotes: Charlie Waite

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

  • Behind The Lens With robertarmstrong_2615

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Here is something we can learn from robertarmstrong_2615 about the techniques and story behind this awarded photo. robertarmstrong_2615 has been interested in photography since his mum let him use her camera when he was 7.  As his photos turned out better than hers she gave him the camera..   1. robertarmstrong_2615,where did you take this photo? The photo was taken at Taronga Park Zoo, while I was on holiday in Sydney last year. 2. What time of day? 2:45pm 3. Anything worth sharing about lighting? The enclosure was quite dark with lots of trees and plants and a cliff face where they…
  • Animal Kingdom Photo Contest finalists

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their Animal Kingdom photos for a chance to win Brenthaven camera bags and more! The BX2™Focus Camera/Laptop Messenger Bag is perfect for day shoots that require a laptop for editing. BX2™Xtreme Foam offers the ultimate in drop protection for your valuable camera gear. Its sleek ‘stealth’ design conceals your gear so no one knows what’s inside. Remove the padded dividers and you’re off to the gym or coffee shop. The cross body stabilizer strap secures your bag for safe carry via bicycle. A big thank you to guest judge Laurie…
  • Epic Black and White Photo Contest finalists

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their epic black and white photos. We ran the contest to celebrate the new Macphun Tonality. Tonality takes inspiration from the film and wet darkroom era and moves it smartly into the digital age. We’ve harnessed the best practices of monochrome image editing, added tools and features that were missing in other photo editors, and put it at your fingertips as Tonality for Mac. A big thank you to Karen Hutton for her collaboration as a guest judge. Karen Hutton can best be described as a ‘multi-medialogist’. As a professional…
  • Behind The Lens With megandavies

    admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:34 am
    Here is something we can learn from megandavies about the techniques and story behind this awarded photo.   1. megandavies,where did you take this photo? The Cape Town School of Photography 2. What time of day? Midday 3. Anything worth sharing about lighting? I lit her with one studio light with a softbox to the side, the other side was an open light covered with blue cellophane. 4. What equipment did you use? Canon 550D Canon 50mm f1.4 Elinchrom studio lights 5. What inspired you to take this photo? I’ve always wanted to take photos with paint or colour running down someones face.
  • Behind The Lens With eparaskeva1

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Here is something we can learn from eparaskeva1 about the techniques and story behind this awarded photo.   1. eparaskeva1,where did you take this photo? In the rainforest in Bali, Indonesia this past July. 2. What time of day? Late afternoon after shooting the Twin Lakes. 3. Anything worth sharing about lighting? The light was poor because of all the foliage so the only option was to crank up my ISO. 4. What equipment did you use? Just the camera with a zoom lens. 5. What inspired you to take this photo? Bali has two forests inhabited by monkeys but one of the two is too touristy and so…
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*

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

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

    Neel
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    We are ready… with the 2014 edition of 30 Days to Better Food Photos. Are you up for the challenge? The 2014 Edition of 30 Days to Better Food Photos Starting Monday August 4th, for next 30 days, participants will receive one lesson everyday and an assignment. This course will teach you: How to Compose a Food Photo To Attract Audience Attention even if you know nothing about food photography How to Create Your Food Story in Your Photograph from scratch How to Use Props to Achieve What you Want even if you don’t know what props to use How to Prepare for a Food Photo Shoot even…
  • DMBLGiT 2 LFP

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

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

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

  • When a shoot turns magic

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pic of the Week (Sep. 14, 2014): DOS6 Sunlit birch grove

    Brandenburg Gallery
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    "I am particularly drawn to Jim's images that are lit with the mellow glow of sunlight. Sigurd Olson, in his book, Runes of the North, refers to this light as Ross Light. The nature artist Francis Lee Jaques used it brilliantly, as does Jim. The summer evening sun burnishing these birches invites me to linger a bit longer before night falls."~ DianeRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg GalleryPic of the Week (September 14, 2014): DOS6 Sunlit birch grovePic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the…
  • Pic of the Week (Sep. 05, 2014): M613 Reindeer Moon + Jim's Extra Backstory

    Brandenburg Gallery
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    "For the full Harvest Moon on September 8th, a Swedish bull reindeer in northern Sweden contemplates ..... or could it be a Finnish reindeer that crossed the border looking for a mate?"~ MilliRavenwood Studios, Brandenburg GalleryJim's Extra Backstory: "I’m pleased to see Milli had picked this image for the Pic of the Week. Last year I spent the summer in Scandinavia with some time in the mountains of Sweden. Reindeer (Renar in Swedish), similar to our North American caribou, have always fascinated me. Now I know why.One evening while hiking in the high forest I happened upon…
  • Pic of the Week (August 29, 2014): NW694 Loon Close-Up

    Brandenburg Gallery
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    "I have been intrigued by loons for many, many years. My license plate was even "Loon 1" for awhile! And I absolutely am entranced by this photo. I mean, look at the water droplets, the bubbles on his back, the feather detail and the muted colors are incredible. "~ MarciaRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg Gallery Pic of the Week (August 29, 2014): NW694 Loon Close-Up Pic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special Pricing Purchase this…
  • Pic of the Week: Hummingbird Dance

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

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

  • “Creating a Sense of Isolation”

    Ed Heaton
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    by Ed Heaton Greetings, I wanted to share this image of the old cabin located in the heart of Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. I noticed this view as I was driving around the loop road and thought to myself what a great image this would make from back here. Normally I'd like to tell my students, “if you're not making enough impact with your images get closer” but on occasion it's nice to create a sense of isolation by getting further away from your subject and use a longer lens to compress the scene and narrow the angle of view. Here, I used my Tamron…
  • Sunday Drive - The Elk

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

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

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

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

    Dan Bailey
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
    I’m proud to be featured this week within an amazing group of image makers. Branding and social media coach Jane Ellen wrote a post called 20 Instagram Accounts Of Photographers That Will Change The Way You See The World and stuck me in … Continue reading →
  • Hiking on the Lake George Glacier, Alaska

    Dan Bailey
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    In my next life, I might decide to be a glacieologist. I’m awed by the overwhelming magnitude of these immense rivers of ice and the sheer power they have to carve out entire mountain ranges. Of course, they do all this in … Continue reading →
  • Photographing Wildflowers in my Garden

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

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

    Dan Bailey
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    Landscape photographer extraordinaire and Outdoor Photographer contributor Ian Plant has just created a brand new online store for all of his eBooks and video tutorials. To celebrate, he’s offering a 15% off sale on everything through the end of August. … Continue reading →
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  • 10 Sep 2014 | 3:14 pm

    burn magazine
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:14 pm
    This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls A Conversation With Martin Parr play this essay   David Alan Harvey: What I do on Burn is I will run a set of pictures and then have what I call a conversation, I don’t even call it an interview. You like beaches. I like beaches. You and I see different things at the beach but I am interested in this new take on Benidorm. Had you been to Benidorm before? Martin Parr: Oh yeah, I did a little book on Benidorm before.
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    burn magazine
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  • zhang kechun – the yellow river

    burn magazine
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls ESSAY CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT Zhang Kechun The Yellow River play this essay   Saying that it is a song might have been a popular joke. Saying that it is our mother river or the root of soul might have been a deliberate oblivion. Indulging ourselves in the turbulent pleasures of modernized world day after day, we might have put the winding river out of mind, and would not like to give any more calm gaze on it, even a…
  • boris eldagsen – the poems

    burn magazine
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:23 pm
    This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls Boris Eldagsen The Poems play this essay   Boris Eldagsen’s photographs explore the limits of what can be depicted. The ‘POEMS’ utilise the external reality, to paint the inner reality, that of the unconscious, archetypical and unspoken. Without excessive materials or digital effects, Eldagsen combines street with staged photography and recreates spectacular and dreamlike images. The photographic mediums…
  • Beslan School Siege

    burn magazine
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    part of my new project on the beslan school siege. this year marks the 10th year anniversary of the siege, where a group of terrorists took more than 1,200 people hostage. #beslan #burndiary
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  • Old Cars Don't Just Don't Die Some Last Forever

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

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

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

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

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

  • Panasonic Announces Development of 30mm Lens And Firmware Updates

    ezprints
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Panasonic Announces Development of 30mm Lens And Firmware Updates is a post from: ezprints Blog Panasonic has announced development of a new 30mm lens along with firmware updates for GH4 and FZ1000 cameras. click below to read the full original post by the authorePHOTOzinehttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Ephotozine/~3/nMFKB0yyGd8/panasonic-announces-development-of-30mm-lens-26188
  • 8 Tips On Using Your Tripod Safely On Rugged Terrain

    ezprints
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:42 pm
    8 Tips On Using Your Tripod Safely On Rugged Terrain is a post from: ezprints Blog Here are a few tips on using your tripod safely on rugged terrain when shooting landscapes. click below to read the full original post by the authorePHOTOzinehttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Ephotozine/~3/455ASJ2FgLk/8-tips-on-using-your-tripod-safely-on-rugged-terrain-21348
  • The iPhone 5S Gets its First 4K App; and it’s Available Right Now for Only $999

    ezprints
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:50 pm
    The iPhone 5S Gets its First 4K App; and it’s Available Right Now for Only $999 is a post from: ezprints Blog Apple doesn’t have any plans on implementing 4K into their iPhone models anytime soon, as we already know from last week’s keynote, but it looks like someone managed to make it happen already. Developing company i4software has a new app out called Vizzywig 4K, and if you’ve got an iPhone 5S, iOS 7.0, and about [...] The post The iPhone 5S Gets its First 4K App; and it’s Available Right Now for Only $ 999 appeared first on DIY Photography. click below to read…
  • Samsung NX1 Introduced- 28-Megapixel Mirrorless Camera with 4k Video Recording

    ezprints
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Samsung NX1 Introduced- 28-Megapixel Mirrorless Camera with 4k Video Recording is a post from: ezprints Blog Samsung today announced the launch of the revolutionary NX1, which combines cutting edge design, industry leading technology and Samsung’s innovation expertise to create an exceptionally fast compact system camera (CSC). The NX1 delivers superb image quality and unrivalled usability, setting a new benchmark for photographers everywhere and providing a genuine alternative to DSLRs as the professional camera of choice around the world. Featuring best in class 15FPS continuous AF…
  • Samsung NX1

    ezprints
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Samsung NX1 is a post from: ezprints Blog Samsung NX1 compact system camera : Samsung Electronics announced the launch of the NX1, the remarkably fast and accurate interchangeable lens camera. Samsung has created a camera designed to be the go-to choice for expert photographers, investing in best-in-class technology to deliver the premium levels of performance that advanced photographers have long been waiting for. This premium model invites serious photographers to challenge their pre-conceptions and create images which captivate and inspire. The Samsung NX1 also includes a newly developed…
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    Quotidian Photography by Jessica

  • Kristen and Kyle Married - Santa Cruz Mountain Wedding Sneak Peek

    Jessica Mironov
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    It was a gorgeous, beautiful sunny day in the Santa Cruz mountains when Kyle and Kristen got married. Many more photos to come soon; this was an epic day!*Want to have us photograph your wedding? Contact me for more details!*
  • Kittens and Cats for Caturday

    Jessica Mironov
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Starting off with some kittens for you this bright Caturday. A super cute little tabby first.She was a little nervous about being photographed.And then this lovely black and white sweetheart.Last but not least, this black boy. You may recognize his unusual coloring; that's because I photographed him before! I love this cat. I wanted to take him home; Evan said two cats is enough. I mean, how do you know if two cats is really enough until you have three? No sense of adventure, that Evan.Ah well. You can't take home all the cats.Find more adoptable cats, kittens, dogs, and other small animals…
  • Film Friday - Montreal in Color

    Jessica Mironov
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Next week, black and white. But this week, color. I think this was a roll of Fuji Reala, which I decided to buy purely on a whim (I like trying new films). I have to say I'm not overawed by it, and so I don't think I'll buy it again. But despite my lukewarm feelings about the film, I still feel like sharing these photos with you.I love photographing green things. Maybe you've noticed? These first three photos are from our trek up Mont Royal, the tallest hill in Montreal, and the one that the city is named after. I spent so much of my life in that park, especially the last summer I spent in…
  • Winny and Terry, Part 2 - A Fisherman's Wharf Engagement Session

    Jessica Mironov
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
    You may remember Winny and Terry from their first blog post what seems like eons ago now. They wanted to do two engagement sessions, one more casual (hello Giants wear and AT&T Park!) and one more formal at Fisherman's Wharf.I had never photographed a session at Fisherman's Wharf before, and while I knew it would be absolutely gorgeous, I was a little concerned that we would be photobombed at every turn by tourists running amok. I'm pleased to say that that wasn't an issue at all, and while it was busy we were able to find lots of lovely spots and have them all to ourselves long enough to…
  • Small Animals for Caturday

    Jessica Mironov
    6 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Today for your viewing pleasure I've got some small fluffy things. No, not cats or kittens, but almost as good. Enjoy!Find more adoptable cats, kittens, dogs, and other small animals at Animal Care and Control San Francisco.*Want to see more cute and furry critters, or schedule a pet portrait session? Visit my website at www.quotidianphotography.com.*
 
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  • Experience And Memory: Al Wildey

    Jeffery Saddoris
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:25 pm
    A big part of my childhood was spent looking out the window of a car, particularly in the summertime. Most weekends between June and September, we would load up the bed of my dad’s 1974 Ford pickup with camping gear and head east on Interstate 10. Passing the dinosaur at the Wheel Inn meant four hours to go until we reached our spot along the banks of the Colorado River. Over time, the details of the drive gave way to just impressions. I began to recognize where I was based solely on changes in the color and texture of the landscape. The wonderful composite photographs by Al Wildey…
  • Five For Friday #126

    Nicole Rae
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:34 am
    “Sometimes you have to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything – whatever is bringing you down – get rid of it. Because you will find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.” – Tina Turner There are probably very few children who have not tried to see different shapes in the clouds. Sometimes, even as an adult, I can’t resist looking up to see what I can find. Ilustrator Martin Feijoó was told as a child that clouds’ shapes were made by “expert balloon twister clowns who live…
  • Looking Back At My Photography Career [Guest Post]

    Jeffery Saddoris
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:24 pm
    At the moment, I’m not filled with boundless new ambitions regarding my photography career.” – Serge Van Cauwenbergh One of the topics in a recent episode of On Taking Pictures centered around recognizing when it might be time to take your creative dreams from the limelight to the wings. Living a creative life, or more to the point making a living solely by “being creative,” is enormously challenging – both the creativity part itself as well as the business savvy required to know how to get all of that creative stuff out into the world and in front of not…
  • On Taking Pictures #124: Just Another Point on the Curve

    Jeffery Saddoris
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:52 pm
    This week, we talk about when to begin and when it might be time to throw in the towel and move on to something else. Also, we discuss Seth Godin’s idea of living somewhere between comfort and danger and ask, “where do you live?” User-suggested Jon Wyatt is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2014/otp-124.mp3   Show Home on 5by5.tv   Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast RSS Feed Show Notes This week’s assignment on the On Taking Pictures Google+ Community: #selfie Why Quitting Is Winning | Founder Dating The Candid Frame #248 – Wyatt…
  • Winter In A Summer Paradise: CG Architecture by Csaba Bánáti

    Jeffery Saddoris
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    One of the topics on last week’s episode of On Taking Pictures was Ikea – specifically their newest catalog, which is now approximately 75% CG. Let that sink in a moment. As you’re flipping through the pages looking for that new Skogaby sofa to complete your living room, three-quarters of the things you are looking at don’t really exist. Some called the decision a bold move on Ikea’s part, while I see it as a perfectly natural evolution. Some years ago I did a bit of 3D modeling in the entertainment industry, so I can absolutely see the draw – not just…
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  • Nikon D750 vs D810

    Nasim Mansurov
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:02 pm
    It has not been 3 months since Nikon released the long-awaited update to the D800 / D800E cameras with the D810 announcement and we now have another camera in Nikon’s full-frame line-up. Without a doubt, the Nikon D750 is a very capable camera and most likely will be quite popular for a while. Thanks to its updated high-end autofocus system, which is supposed to deliver even better results than the high-end Nikon DSLRs (including the Nikon D810 and D4S), and excellent detection range of -3 EV, the D750 will be a tool of choice for many Nikon shooters. With its attractive price of $2300…
  • Canon 7D Mark II Announcement

    Nasim Mansurov
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Today Canon announced a highly anticipated update to the sports and wildlife shooter’s camera, the Canon 7D. After over five years of long wait, the new Canon 7D Mark II finally saw the light of day and it is not here to disappoint – Canon crammed quite a bit of power into the camera and made it a speed demon with a very impressive speed of 10 fps. Aside from the speed, the biggest highlight of the 7D Mark II is its impressive autofocus system. Borrowed from the top-of-the-line EOS-1D X, the autofocus system has a whopping 65 autofocus points, all of which are cross-type. Similar…
  • Nikon Flash Comparison

    Nasim Mansurov
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Technically, the article is supposed to be called “Nikon Speedlight Comparison”, because Nikon calls their flash units “Speedlights”. This article is written as an introduction to the current and older line of Nikon Speedlights, specifically the Nikon SB-300, SB-400, SB-500, SB-600, SB-700, SB-800 (discontinued), SB-900 (discontinued) and SB-910. In addition to some basic information on each Speedlight, I will provide a comparison chart on the bottom of this article as well, to make it simpler for our readers to understand the differences.1) Nikon SB-300 The most basic…
  • Nero Trigger Giveaway Winner

    Nasim Mansurov
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:37 pm
    We recently ran a giveaway with our friends at Nero Trigger and although I messed up the giveaway announcement date (originally posted as September 5, but it was supposed to be September 12), for which I apologize, we still had great participation from our readers with a total of 932 entries. After eliminating the cheaters and duplicate entries, we used a random number generator to pick the winner.Our system picked entry #796, which turned out to be a comment that belongs to Loic LE MEE. We have already contacted Loic and if he does not respond within 3 days, we will be picking another…
  • Nikon D750 Buffer Capacity

    Nasim Mansurov
    13 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The Nikon D750 has the most advanced autofocus system Nikon has produced to date, thanks to its new Multi-CAM 3500 FX II autofocus module that is capable of focusing in dim light conditions with a -3 EV to +19 EV detection range. While the camera is capped at 6.5 frames per second of continuous shooting speed, one might be wondering how long the camera can shoot continuously, before the buffer fills up and the camera slows down. In this article, we will explore the buffer capacity of the Nikon D750 and compare it to the D610, D700 and the D810 cameras.Take a look at the below chart:DSLRImage…
 
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  • New Photo Distribution Site Goes Live

    14 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    Pixlater, an easy-to-use, super slick online tool that automatically distributes amateur and professional photographers’ photos to their favorite photography sharing websites launches its public Beta. (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 - Photographers who wish to become members of the Pixlater photo distribution site are invited to send their request via this link: http://www.pixlater.com/signup.Simon Gelfand, cofounder of Pixlater, said the new website and product, called Pixlater, is the only product currently available for social photo sharing targeted for professional photographers.“We…
  • Seriously Capable, Surprisingly Compact: Packing Pro Features and FX-Format Image Quality, The Nikon D750 is the Full Frame D-SLR That's Been Worth Waiting For

    14 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    Along With the D750, Nikon Announces Attractive New Offerings for Advanced Enthusiast and Professional Photographers, Including the SB-500 Speedlight and AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Lens MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the D750, the D-SLR that provides adept enthusiasts with the powerful combination of pro-caliber photo and video features with FX-format image quality. The new D750 represents a leap forward for this camera segment, inheriting some of the best elements from Nikon’s revered full-frame professional cameras, with new and refined features aimed at sparking…
  • FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES INSTAX WIDE 300 FOR PROFESSIONAL AND ENTHUSIAST INSTANT FILM SHOOTERS

    14 Sep 2014 | 8:19 am
    Current INSTAX Mini 8 and Mini 90 updated with new colors: Mini 8 inraspberry and grape;Mini 90 in sophisticated brown Valhalla, N.Y.September 10, 2014FUJIFILM North America Corporationtoday announced an expansion of the popular INSTAX line of instant film cameras with thenew INSTAX Wide 300, along with new color versions of the popular INSTAX Mini 8 camera – raspberry and grape – and the INSTAXMini 90 Neo Classic in a stylish brown. INSTAX Wide 300The redesigned INSTAX Wide 300is a high quality instant film camera that uses large format INSTAX instant film and has a contemporary and…
  • FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES WEATHER RESISTANT FUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR AND FAST APERTURE FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R APD LENSES

    14 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    Valhalla, N.Y.September 10, 2014FUJIFILM North America Corporationtoday announced two new premium XF lenses: the weather resistant FUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WRthat creates a perfectly weather-sealed kit for amazing photography in all weather conditions when paired with FUJIFILM X-T1and the fast aperture FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R APD with apodization filter for all X-Series X-Mount CSC’s that creates perfect portraits with beautiful bokehFUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WRThe new FUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WRhas a focal length equivalent to 76-213mm, and a constant F2.8 aperture…
  • Sigma Corporation Announces New 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary

    14 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    Sigma Corporation Announces New 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary New range in Sigma’s lineup offers optimized optics and stabilization with optional, add-on close-up lens for macro-zoom capability RONKONKOMA, N.Y — September 12, 2014 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, is adding a new lens to its Global Vision Contemporary category with today’s announcement of the 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM.  The lens will become…
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  • How to Grow a Business Without Demand

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Dear Jasmine,  I've been debating about writing this letter for a while now but I need to get this out. I....feel...crazy...sometimes.... about......photography. Some days I feel great, like yeah I can do this. I love this. I WILL make this happen. Literally the next day I will wake up sad, angry, and wanting to throw my camera away.  Some days I don't know where to begin. I crunched the numbers and would have to do 281 family/newborn sessions to do this full time. Obviously my pricing is too cheap. Yet I'm not in demand so raising my prices doesn't make sense to me. The pros in my area…
  • My Decision to be Gluten Free

    11 Sep 2014 | 11:05 pm
    It started about a year ago. I thought I had food poisoning and no matter what I did, I couldn't feel better. It got so bad I flew home early from a conference I attended and pressed cold packs to my forehead the entire flight home. Since then, I became acutely aware of what I ate. I'm a vegetarian so I eat meals largely comprised of vegetables, legumes/soy protein, and carbs. However, after months of feeling ill, I reached out to my doctor for help. She suggested removing certain types of food from my diet to see if it affected how I felt (but first I had to undergo a saline detox to cleanse…
  • Why Did Those Clients Hire Someone Else?!

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Dear Jasmine, My dream of becoming a professional photographer started nearly six years ago. A dear friend of mine started a similar dream just a couple of years ago. I'm happy for her, but it breaks my heart when I see her post photos from sessions with mutual friends. I can't help but wonder why those friends didn't come to me knowing that I've been doing this longer. Then the logical voice inside my head tells me to suck it and stop wallowing in self-pity because I'm sure my friend approached them and not the other way around. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you've lost a…
  • My dog, the cat

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:07 pm
    I'm sure it's no doubt due to his fluffy white coat and docile eyes, but don't be fooled...my dog is part monster. He's moody, sensitive (he cries for 20 minutes whenever we leave the house...our neighbors love him), loses his temper without provocation, and prefers naps to walks. Basically, my dog's a cat. Polo drags blankets from the hall closet and covers himself, leaves the room if the television is too loud, and loses his mind when kids walk on our lawn. Internet, I might be mistaken, but I think I'm living with my grandfather. So, yeah, Polo is a grandfather cat dog...with a face that…
  • Laguna Beach Estate Wedding: Kate+John

    8 Sep 2014 | 12:07 am
    If you listened closely, the sounds of crashing waves echoed in the distance. Laguna Beach was the place where Kate and John settled for their destination wedding and they fell in love with the Oceana Estate. Tucked in the hills of Orange County, the place they met and fell in love, they spent many days staring at the Pacific Ocean wondering what the future held. On their wedding day, surrounded by their friends and family, they said I Do and promised each other forever. Their families shed happy tears, their friends raised glasses in their honor, and everyone danced under the stars as John…
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  • View 342: At the Starting Line

    Scott Thomas Photography
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    I procured a couple of PocketWizards over the summer and took them for a test drive (so to speak) at ESTA Safety Park Dragstrip near Cicero, New York. PocketWizards Nikon D7100 camera at the base of the “Christmas Tree” Starting Line Lights. are receiver/transceiver units which can remotely trigger a camera’s shutter from a distance. This allows me to put a camera in places which are not safe to photograph from. At ESTA, I put a Nikon D7100 camera with a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 Ulta-Wide Angle (UWA) Lens at the base of the “Christmas Tree” Starting Line Lights. As…
  • View 341: Magic Hour Football

    Scott Thomas Photography
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    In photographing high school football, I really do not have the correct camera and lens to shoot into the night.  High school stadiums have lights which are not bright enough for photography without a camera that can handle it.  Like a Nikon D3s or D4(s). Baldwinsville Bees Quarterback Madison Wolfanger (7) calling a play at the line against the Auburn Maroons at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium in Baldwinsville, New York on Friday, September 5, 2014. Nikon D7100/70-200VR, 1/1000s, f/5, ISO 200, EV 0, 200mm (400mm 1.3 DX). With kick offs around 6:30pm in my area.  I have the last hour before sunset…
  • View 340: Day at the New York State Fair

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

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

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

  • Seoul street photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    Seoul, “Capital City”, from ancient Sillan “Seorabeol”, officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. A megacity with a population of more than 10 million, it is the largest city proper in the OECD developed world.The Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, is the world’s second largest metropolitan area with over 25 million people, home to over half of South…
  • Neat portraits by Geir Tønnessen

    Geir Tønnessen
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Neat portraits by Geir Tønnessen See the world in a different way Author informationGeir TønnessenGeir Tønnessen is a new photographer from Norway who keeps things simple, original and puts a little bit of neat humor into his work. His site is here : http://geirt.comTwitterFacebook
  • 10 fantastic sand photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    Sand Photography Sand is a naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles. The composition of sand is highly variable, depending on the local rock sources and conditions, but the most common constituent of sand in inland continental settings and non-tropical coastal settings is silica (silicon dioxide, or SiO2), usually in the form of quartz. The second most common form of sand is calcium carbonate, for example aragonite, which has mostly been created, over the past half…
  • African woman portraits

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

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:45 am
    Low Light Photography Snapsort’s Low Light Photography Infographic Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
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    NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA

  • Orchard Hill Wedding at Old Westbury Gardens – part one

    G.E. Masana
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    From the bride: I knew I was falling in love when I started following Manish around his apartment watching him brush his teeth! We chose early July for our wedding because we love the outdoors. And so, we absolutely wanted a garden wedding, but simply couldn’t find the perfect spot on the Maine coast, where Christine grew up. Since we live in NYC, we decided to look around the area here. Out on long island we fell in love with Orchard Hill, a charming colonial on the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens, New York. It has an intimate elegant feel and charm that fit us both perfectly. And if…
  • 12 Stunning Photos Of NYC Engaged Couples In Love

    G.E. Masana
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    I wanted to capture authentic feelings in these engagement photos of New York City based engaged couples. I also wanted the portraits to have the feel and look of art pieces. Wanted something different than the typical fare. You know, typical snapshots of engaged couples licking ice cream cones, standing by a hot dog cart, jumping in the air, holding a balloon. Those photos are all about corny clichéd poses. But I wanted to create photos about the people in the photos, not the poses. And showing the raw emotions they have for each other. Years from now, these engagement photos will mean…
  • Two disappointing Brooklyn restaurants… and I think of you

    G.E. Masana
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    For a few months I was checking out a couple of new restaurants in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Disappointing eateries, let me tell you. While they were okay there was nothing exceptional about them. Oh, their thing was they’d feature some hip twist on a dish or drink, infuse this with that, mix in an exotic ingredient into the entree, while the hipster wait staff wears a derby and bow ties, that sort of thing, but it was mostly uneventful. Though it sure as heck impressed the local crowd. They weren’t as particular as me. It took some meditating over my organic craft beer with minty…
  • These Are Portraits of Actual Everyday Engaged Couples – Not Models

    G.E. Masana
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    * See Below For Special Offer From PRLOG: http://www.prlog.org/12365917-photographer-swears-under-oath-these-are-portraits-of-actual-everyday-couples-not-models.html Photographer Swears Under Oath These Are Portraits of Actual Everyday Engaged Couples – Not Models Agrees to give away portrait sessions to engaged couples as long as they’re not professional models to prove he can make any couple look like models out of a magazine PRLog – By Nina Drake Thinking your engagement photos have to be everyday looking snapshots of the two of you jumping in the air or holding balloons?
  • Wedding Photography on Classic Bride Blog { New York Wedding Photographer }

    G.E. Masana
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    My wedding photography featured on Classic Bride. ================================================= ================================================= The post Wedding Photography on Classic Bride Blog { New York Wedding Photographer } appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
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    Mike Walker Photography

  • August in Mount Rainier

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

  • A Taste of Puglia…Alberobello

    Rochelle
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:09 am
    Puglia, is a delightful part of Southern Italy only about a 4 hour (fun) train ride from Rome. Alberobello is a quaint town close to Bari and is famous for it cone-shaped rooftops called Trulli. On a recent visit to Puglia to photograph a destination wedding, I also traveled through this gorgeous town and studied its locations. The couple married in Polignano a Mare and had their inland reception in the “Trulli” region. Along the way, I stopped at a local Trulli farm where the animals lived in Trulli. Quite spectacular. It is a family run farm and produces milk and cheese run by…
  • Positano Wedding – Sposa Bagnata, Sposa Fortunata

    Rochelle
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:14 am
    Jennifer and Sia had a destination Positano wedding. One year ago to the date they met back home in California, They fell in love and decided to have a destination elopement. Actually, Jennifer had come across some photographs I had previously photographed in Positano and chose Positano through my images. (clap, clap) In Italy there is a saying: “Sposa bagnata, Sposa fortunata.” Which means, a rain-on wet bride is a lucky bride. If true, then Jennifer will be a very lucky bride as it rained and rained. We did get lucky and had a few moments of clear weather to capture some open…
  • Australian Amore in Lake Como

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

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

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

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

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

    Neel
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    We are ready… with the 2014 edition of 30 Days to Better Food Photos. Are you up for the challenge? The 2014 Edition of 30 Days to Better Food Photos Starting Monday August 4th, for next 30 days, participants will receive one lesson everyday and an assignment. This course will teach you: How to Compose a Food Photo To Attract Audience Attention even if you know nothing about food photography How to Create Your Food Story in Your Photograph from scratch How to Use Props to Achieve What you Want even if you don’t know what props to use How to Prepare for a Food Photo Shoot even…
  • DMBLGiT 2 LFP

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

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

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

  • A Certified Passive Home-NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer

    Rick Ricozzi
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    I spend a great deal of time photographing some very beautiful homes. Each one has its own character and the designs in this area are usually traditional in nature, so I am very rarely overwhelmed by a particular homes design. Until recently. This shoot was for the September issue of Salt Magazine. When Senior Editor, Ashley Wahl, told me about the home I was really anxious to do this job. The home is one of three Certified Passive homes in North Carolina and the first Certified Passive home in Wilmington. So yeah, I was excited. The 5500 sf home sits at the top of a beautiful site…
  • Happy 2 WB Stills, Take 2!-NC Photographer

    Rick Ricozzi
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:48 pm
    So today it was back to Buddy’s for more shenanigans with the probably, soon to be famous, Happy 2 WB, dogs. Now today the dogs were itching for a serious card game and also wanted to get their “Pirate” on, since Buddy’s seemed like the right setting for that kind of activity. Well Apollo looked as if he had seen his way around a few card tables, as he put on a card shuffle display before the serious betting began. In fact at one point when he laid down a flush on the bar, all the other players just threw their cards up in disgust. It was pretty intense. In the mean…
  • Happy2WB Stills Shoot-NC Photographer

    Rick Ricozzi
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    So I recently received a call from friend and local photographer, Ned Leary. Some may know Ned for his exceptional landscape and portrait work. Lately, he and his colleague, wedding photographer Will Page, are getting a lot of  notoriety for their Happy video of Wrightsville Beach. First, if you haven’t seen this vid, you are slowly becoming a part of the minority as it has gone crazy viral. So take a few minutes and check it out. Ok, back to the phone call from Ned. It seems he needed someone to help him shoot stills for their next project, Happy 2 Wrightsville Beach, Dog Days. When…
  • The Equinox House-NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer

    Rick Ricozzi
    9 Jun 2014 | 12:51 pm
    For the June issue of Salt Magazine, I once again had an opportunity to spend time in a very cool house. The home of Lynne Herndon is crisp, efficient and modern. The moment you enter the door you feel comfortable. It started out as a simple ranch type design, until Lynne’s architect, Michael Kersting,  decided it needed to be cut in half and a continuous skylight installed connecting walls and ceiling. He had discovered that the house was situated so that twice a year the house was in perfect alignment with the sun. In other words, on the spring and vernal equinoxes the sun rises and…
  • Arts Council of Wilmington 2014 Designer Showcase Home-NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer

    Rick Ricozzi
    19 May 2014 | 5:27 am
    I recently had the pleasure of photographing the before and after photos for the  Arts Council of Wilmington 2014 Designer Showcase home. The home was open from May 2-18 and was a grand Georgian, located at 1909 Gillette Drive in Forest Hills on the Cape Fear Country Club. The designers did a magnificent job and  I wanted to feature some of the before and after photos of a few of the many rooms that were decorated by this talented group. Its not the whole home, but it will give you an idea of the work that went into pulling such an event together.
 
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    Photoxels

  • Gentec Announces Availability of Sigma 1.4x (TC-1401) and 2x (TC-2001) Teleconverters in Canada

    photoxels
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Finally, Sigma announces the addition of the updated Sigma 1.4x (TC-1401) and 2x (TC-2001) teleconverters. Both models incorporate special Low Dispersion glass elements and are built using durable construction for professional use. The teleconvertors incorporate high-quality dust and splash-proof design, allowing durability for shooting in adverse conditions like rain and snow. The Sigma TC-1401 and […]
  • Gentec Announces Availability of Sigma WR Filters in Canada

    photoxels
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Sigma has introduced the WR filters to protect its Art, Contemporary and Sport lenses from water. The surface of the filters repels water drops and provides reistance to oil from fingerprints and smudges. The filters are also capable of preventing microscopic dust from clinging to the surface. Filter styles include the Sigma WR Protector, to […]
  • Gentec Announces Availability of Sigma’s dp1 Quattro in Canada

    photoxels
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Following the release of the Sigma dp2 Quattro, the dp1 Quattro digital camera is Sigma’s new generation of high image quality compact cameras. It is a completely redesigned camera and features the newly developed Foveon X3 direct image sensor. The dp1 Quattro incorporates a fixed 19mm F2.8 leaf shutter lens. Pricing and availability will be […]
  • Gentec Announces Availability of the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport Zoom Lens in Canada

    photoxels
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:36 pm
    The Sigma Sports product line also welcomes a high-performance, hyper-telephoto zoom lens with the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport Zoom. This lens is designed to capture fast-moving subjects from a distance and is also ideal for wildlife, aircraft, train, and automotive racing photography. It is designed to meet the demands of professionals and incorporates […]
  • Gentec Announces Availability of the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens in Canada

    photoxels
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Sigma adds a portable hyper-telephoto to the Contemporary line with the addition of the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens. This hyper-telephoto zoom lens incorporates dust-proof and splash-proof components as well a water and oil-repellent coating. The pricing and availability has not been determined yet but it will be available for Canon, Nikon, Sony […]
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    Batdorff Photography Blog

  • My book is off to the printer!

    John Batdorff
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Reviewing cover proofs from the printer I’m happy to announce that my book on Travel and Street Photography is finally complete and the last chapter is off to the printer. The eBook will be available in the coming weeks, and the printed version shortly thereafter. It’s my hope the book proves to be a valuable resource for anyone who’s ever wanted to improve their travel or street photography. The reality is there are more photographers and fewer barriers to entry today than ever before. This book isn’t about making it rich as a travel photographer or how to land your next gig.
  • Do you feel like everyone else is getting the shots you want?

    John Batdorff
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    Do you think your art is trash? Art in Rome   Maybe your travel destinations aren’t as enchanting as you imagined? Venetian Gondolier on iPhone Does it seem like everyone else is getting the shots you want? Venetian Canals Sick of sitting on the sidelines watching other people get all the attention? Hula hooper, New Orleans, LA Tired of feeling confused? Public toilet at Atomium, Brussels Maybe you’re a little stubborn and you don’t want to ask for help? Travelers in Belgium Are you interested in learning to see things in a different way? Reflections in Grand Place,…
  • Creatively Applying Auto Adjustments in Lightroom

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

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

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

  • 30 Links to the Finest Photos and Articles of the Week You Won’t Want to Miss

    Toad Hollow Photography
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    With another week behind us we find Toad Hollow Photography searching all known points of the internet looking for links to tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs.  This week’s list plays host to a wide variety of genres and topics, all posted by some of the finest artists working in the field contemporarily. We hope you enjoy checking out these photos and articles as much as the Toad did in bringing this list to you. Photo by Thomas Leuthard TUTORIALS 3 Street Photography Tips for Capturing the Decisive Moment – this is a great article to read, even…
  • Simple Pet Photography Tips and 10 Fun Images to Inspire You

    Sheen Watkins
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Some of our favorite scene stealers in movies and photography are of pets and children. Beautiful pet photographs can be captured using techniques found in both people and wildlife photography. It’s also quite common for new and experienced camera owners to ‘practice’ using their best canine and feline family members. Regina – ©Sheen’s Nature Photography Pet photographers work in an array of settings from inside the studio to the great outdoors. A fun attitude and a bit of patience are two fundamental requirements to capture the expressions of our fur-children…
  • 7 Photography Cliches That Are Still Fricken Awesome!

    Jason D. Little
    6 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    What follows is a collection of photographs consisting of concepts and subjects you’ve no doubt seen thousands of times over, concepts and subjects you’ve probably incorporated into your own photography. The ideas on display here aren’t original and there is a good chance that some of you have simply seen enough them; they are cliché. Clichés are what they are, though, because they’re relevant and relatable. We don’t always need things to be cutting edge or abstract in order to appreciate them. So, while the images below may all be labeled as cliché, the fact is most of us still…
  • What Makes One Lens Better Than Another?

    Jason Row
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    All animals are equal but some are more equal than others, as a certain Mr Orwell once wrote. If he had been a photographer, he may well have substituted the word animal for the word lens. You see in terms of what lenses do, they are all equal, their sole purpose is to focus the light from the scene in front of us onto the sensor or film inside our camera. Today, however, we will take a look at what makes some of these lenses more equal than others. The Glass As with most things in life, lens glass comes in varying degrees of quality. The very best glass, the stuff found in the top pro-end…
  • How to Paint With Light and Produce Creative Images: A Short Tutorial to Get You Started

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    It won’t be incorrect to say that essentially, every photograph is a light painting. Indeed, most of the time we are capturing the light that is available or we are adding light through strobes or other light sources. However, light can also be used as a brush and one could essentially paint a picture in the photograph with it. It is a bit more complicated process than our usual photography and it is almost completely done blind – you can see the result only when the shutter closes – but the results can be impressive. Photo by darkday. So how do you photograph light…
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    Nicolesy

  • Latourell Falls

    Nicole S. Young
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:39 pm
    The end (of summer) is near … thank goodness! This has been an interesting summer. Brian and I moved to Portland in April to escape the always-warm and zero-cloud skies of the South Bay in California, and so far we have only had blue skies and heat here in Portland! Oh, the irony. Anyone who knows me understands how much I despise hot, cloudless weather. Give me a chilly and overcast day and I am one happy camper! The good part is that it will change in time; I’m really looking forward to overcast skies and cool weather to complement the landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.
  • How to Self-Publish an eBook

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

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

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

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

  • Sony releases new ZEISS 16-35mm lens

    Matt Bennett
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    SEL1635Z The new Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS (SEL1635Z) from Sony is designed to work with the α7 Series of 35mm full-frame cameras and the complete Sony range of E-mount cameras and camcorders. The lens is built around five aspherical lens elements, including one large AA (advanced aspherical) element and three ED glass elements, while coatings on the optical surfaces “minimise flare and ghosting to boost contrast, clarity and depth with landscapes and strongly backlit scenes.” In addition to the constant maximum aperture of f4, Optical SteadyShot in-lens image…
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X hands-on first look

    amysquibb
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    The Canon PowerShot G7 X has been announced, an advanced compact that provides an option to those seeking a larger sensor in a smaller body. The Canon PowerShot G7 X is perfect for selfies with its flip-up screen We got a hands-on preview with the camera recently, and it’s a sleek-looking model that would fit neatly into your pocket. With its 1-inch back-illuminated 20.2MP sensor inside a tiny frame, it’s in fact only relatively larger than the Canon PowerShot S120 at 103.0 x 60.4 x 40.4mm and 304g. It also seems to handle well at a first look, with a clean and simple menu system…
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II hands-on first look

    amysquibb
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:03 am
    Today Canon has announced the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. The 7D was released way back in 2009, but has remained one of the company’s most popular cameras. Indeed, the 7D brought a lot to the plate, especially for sports photographers, including 8fps shooting, 19 cross-type AF points and a magnesium-alloy body sealed against dust and moisture. We got a hands-on preview of the Mark II recently, and it feels very much like the 7D in design, which is great, as it’s a camera that handles well. It is, in fact, 90g heavier than its predecessor, with a newly designed shutter and mirror…
  • Samsung NX1 announced – first look!

    Matt Bennett
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
    Samsung NX1 Samsung has announced the NX1, their new flagship CSC – although it physically resembles a DSLR on first sight, with its dust and splash-proof magnesium alloy body. Additionally, in a first for the NX range, there’s a LCD panel on top of the camera. The camera has been built from the ground-up around a new 28-megapixel APS-C BSI sensor and there’s a wealth of a features onboard. These include: 15 fps shooting UHD/4K video recording – the standard required for movie theatres Adaptive Noise Reduction technology No low pass filter High quality images even at…
  • Sigma announces host of new products for Photokina 2014

    laurenscott
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Every two years the worlds leading imaging fair, Photokina, brings together the industry, trade, professional users and end consumers with a passion for photography. Sigma Corporation has announced the following new products that will be shown during this world event. Sigma dp1 Quattro This new generation of high image quality compact camera, the “SIGMA dp1 Quattro”, incorporates a newly developed Foveon X3 direct image sensor (generation name: “Quattro”). Unique among its competitors, the Foveon direct image sensor is similar to traditional colour film in that its multiple layers…
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    Photography Concentrate

  • 12 Answers To Your Burning Questions About Shooting Raw

    Rob Lim
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
    Who ever thought that something called raw would be so scandalous? When we wrote the very simple article, 10 Reasons Why You Should Be Shooting RAW, we had no idea what was in store for us. Over the past couple years it’s turned into a giant, and gets the most views and comments and debates of any post on our entire site! Crazy. And while it has helped a lot of folks learn all about shooting in the raw format, and get better quality images from their cameras, it has also opened up some questions. So today I’ll be going over some of the most frequently asked questions and…
  • Whales in the Mist: How to Get Great Photos in Foggy Scenes

    Lauren Lim
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Your boat bobs gently on the waves. It’s quiet, but tense, as the anticipation mounts. A massive grey whale is about to break the surface of the water only a couple hundred feet in front of you. Your camera is in your hands, ready to shoot. You’re totally prepared to get that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Except for one small problem… Fog. We’re not talking about a few light wisps either. No no. This is fog so thick that you can barely see the boat next to you. Fog that makes that whale tail nothing but a murky shape in the distance. “It’s very hard to get a shot, so don’t even…
  • Camping on Vancouver Island: A Road Trip in 60 Photos

    Lauren Lim
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Sometimes we’re so naive it’s hilarious. “Hey, wouldn’t it be fun to CAMP all across Vancouver Island for two weeks?” “Totally! But do you think it matters that we’ve only ever camped ONCE before (and nearly froze), and have NEVER been with our toddler?” “Probably not!” “Cool, let’s do it!” Rob and I are the same way: If something sounds cool and exciting we’ll dive in head first and figure out the details as we go. It’s made for a lot of great adventures (and more than a few great challenges). Most of…
  • 7 Things Galen Rowell Can Teach You About Photography

    Stephanie Simpson
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    He was a climber. An adventurer. An advocate. An armchair scientist. A writer. An educator. A photographer. Galen Rowell’s unique combination of skills took him around the world, on assignment for organizations like National Geographic, Life, the World Wildlife Fund, and the National Sciences Foundation, to name a few. His impassioned photographs of the natural world graced multiple covers, propelling him to the status of a giant in the world of outdoor and adventure photography. Photo by Warren Harding, via www.yosemiteclimbing.org These skills gave him a wide range of insight into…
  • Review of the Sony RX100 III: Field Test in Rio de Janeiro!

    Lauren Lim
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:02 am
    We’ve travelled around the world with bags bursting full of camera gear. We lugged our DSLRs up the Andes and through the Amazon, and toted a full size tripod across India. So when we headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to take in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, what did we pack? Only a tiny little point and shoot. The brand new Sony RX100 III to be exact. And we were freakin’ nervous about it. We knew that we were giving up image quality, ease of use, and options in exchange for a smaller camera. We wondered if we would regret not bringing our main gear on this trip of a lifetime. I mean, we…
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    Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師

  • Photo Essay: While You Were Sleeping, by Oka Riadi & Gyaista Sampurno

    IPA
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    This is a join project between Oka Riadi and Gyaista Sampurno about night time in Bandung, Indonesia.Related Posts:Photo Essay: The not so highlands, by Gyaista SampurnoPhoto Essay: 4317 Km – No Reservation, by Gyaista…Stuff We Like: Follow these Tumblr blogs on Indonesian…IPA Street Photography Asia 2012 Contest Official WinnersPhoto Essay: Durian Days, by Kevin WY Lee(Visited 3 times, 3 visits today)
  • Reflections of Soul: The Works of Yang YanKang, China

    IPA
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    Chinese Master Photographer Yang YanKang has finally finished his meditation on Tibetan Buddhism this year, a body of work he has been shaping for a decade.Related Posts:Photo Essay: The Best Days, by Yang Seung-wooFlux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary…A Diary: 6th Guizhou Photo China Original Photographic…Spotlight: North East Men, by Wang Fuchun, ChinaPhoto Essay: A.A.Mangkling’s Ngaben, by Tahnia Roberts(Visited 964 times, 967 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Que Huong, by Kiên Hoàng Lê

    IPA
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:11 pm
    With all the implications I am confronted with lots of possibilities but also inner and external borders. Que Huong is about my grandparents and Vietnam.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Suna no shiro, by Kiên Hoàng LêPhoto Essay: I Woke Up In a Strange Place, by Ajay MalghanPhoto Essay: Feelings & Similar Items, by Alex ThebezPhoto Essay: On The Toes, by James DuongPhoto Essay: IN AND OUT: An Iranian Journey, by Maria Teresa(Visited 1,019 times, 456 visits today)
  • Call for Applications – Scholarship Grant for Myanmar Photographers

    IPA
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    Call for Applications – Scholarship Grant for Myanmar Photographers. DEADLINE: SUNDAY, 5TH OCTOBER 2014.Related Posts:Call for Applications – IPA Scholarship Grant for Myanmar…Call for Applications – IPA Scholarship Grant for Thai…Call for Applications – IPA Scholarship Grant for…IPA SCHOLARSHIP GRANT PROGRAMIPA Mentorship Program: Scholarship Grant – Call For…(Visited 925 times, 414 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: We had a river named Tista, by Riadul Islam Dip

    IPA
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:31 pm
    We had a river named Tista is a narrative of the Bangladesh-India water sharing disputes, which date back to the late 1970s with India’s ill-conceived construction of barrages on Tista river. Related Posts:Photo Essay: Blue Yamuna, by Jerome LorieauPhoto Essay: Carnival Of Life at the River Ganges, by Kevin…Photo Essay: Indrawati River Story, by Arfun AhmedPhoto Essay: Xayabouri Dam, by Ore HuiyingPhoto Essay: Landslide Refugees in the City, by Sanjoy…(Visited 1,209 times, 107 visits today)
 
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  • 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…
  • Where y’all from?

    James Lee
    23 Mar 2014 | 1:51 pm
    You know how some tourist spots have a map and invite people to pin where they’re from? This one ran out of pins… so if you look closely, you’ll see pin-holes in the map where people took someone else’s pin and moved it to their home tow. So how about it? Where are YOU from?     Where y’all from? is brought to you by j.ronald.lee - photography / journal
  • The Face of a Queen

    James Lee
    9 Feb 2014 | 7:52 am
    This sculpture is made from yellow Jasper, some time during the 18th dynasty (Egypt), during the reign of Akhenaten (1353 to 1336 B.C.). It’s on display at the Met in New York, part of a very nice Egyptian collection. Worth the trip. The Face of a Queen is brought to you by j.ronald.lee - photography / journal
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    A Life Well-Lived

  • Weekly Post: THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn KetchumThis is the story of my first major commission and book, THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS (Aperture, 1985). In 1984, #StephenShore, #WilliamClift and I received a 2-year commission from the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund to photograph the #HudsonRiverValley. This blog tells the tale of the book, with many photos not seen before. Enjoy!Monday, September 15, 2014THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS #102HUDSON RIVER #102: Another great part about "being there", out in the elements when the storm is happening, is that you are in an…
  • Weekly Post: CHINA Travels Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    12 Sep 2014 | 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,…
  • Weekly Post: SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    12 Sep 2014 | 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, September 12, 2014SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #29SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient…
  • Weekly Post: SUZHOU, 1985-to the present by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present 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. Thursday, September 11, 2014Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the…
  • Weekly Post: SILK ROAD - Embroideries of Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Silk Road - Embroideries of Robert Glenn KetchumThe city of Suzhou, China, produced China's most beautiful silk and silk embroidery practiced by generational families for 3,000 years. My purpose in going to China starting in the mid-1980's was to turn my photographs into textiles, and this is my story. ~Robert Glenn KetchumThursday, September 11, 2014Silk Road - Embroideries #86SILK ROAD #86: The original #photograph of "3 Trees" was made on a multi-day, high-alpine skiing and mountaineering trip in the #PioneerMountains of #Idaho. The trees are alpine pines with an array of…
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    Obvious State Studio

  • New Release: Glad I Met You

    Nichole Robertson & Evan Robertson
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    GLAD I MET YOU An excerpt from the first in a series of short stories. Jack had been waiting twenty minutes when Sarah entered the café. He knew her face well and would have spotted it through the window, but he was focused on his cold coffee. So rather than witness her arrival, he felt it—a wave of warm summer air that reached out to him from the open door, carrying the faint scent of flowers.The breeze invited him to look up. At the sight of her, he raised an inch or so from his seat. But, of course, she wouldn’t recognize him, so he sat back down and watched her scan the café. Her…
  • Curtains

    Nichole Robertson & Evan Robertson
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    His cheek burned where she had slapped him, but he refused to rub it. He wouldn’t give her the satisfaction. Instead, he stared right through his mother at the small box of chocolates on the counter.Soon she would drop them in the garbage. But first would come the storm of rhetorical questions he knew not to answer. She took his face roughly and he fixed his fierce eyes on hers as long as he could, but she always prevailed in a staring contest.He looked back at the chocolates and thought of the woman in the shop. Her smile. Her light blue dress. The aroma of roasted cinnamon and…
  • The Tulips

    Nichole Robertson & Evan Robertson
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    It’s been two weeks and you won’t die.I tossed the other tulips days ago. Slimy, petal-less stalks. They left a trail of powdery brown pollen to the sink. Then yesterday, the water soured. I poured it down the drain – a brown, acrid scum that filled the room with its bad breath. The stench lingered. It drove me into the bedroom, and I closed the door for an hour to be sure it was gone.Yet you two remain. Two perfect, pretty, undead tulips.It seemed so clear a week ago. Why should I throw them out? So what if he turned out to be a jerk? I’m not going to get all melodramatic –…
  • Café St. Régis

    Nichole Robertson & Evan Robertson
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Excerpt from The Paris Journal.…Outside of Café Saint-Régis, which faces the bridge from the Saint-Louis side, the staff prepares for the morning customers. It’s chillier here. The sun won’t reach the interior of the island for hours. The only warmth emanates from inside the café, carrying good smells with it. A waitress, clearly in charge, directs the staff as she organizes the one-shot cups on top of the espresso machine.The two waiters drag tipsy stacks of cane chairs to the sidewalk. There’s very little street traffic on the island, but on its perimeter, the sound of cars…
  • On Books

    Nichole Robertson
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    I remember the day Evan and I packed up our books.We were recently married, moving to the New York City suburbs, and in the middle of a purge-induced adrenaline rush. We parted ways with dollar store kitchen utensils, tossed all 90s fashion, and left our yellowed white couch on the sidewalk for bulk trash. We saved the books for last, because there were hundreds, and needed to clear the floors to make space for the task.It took longer than expected, because what began as packing with the occasional pause to reminisce about a favorite author, evolved into frantic searches for favorite passages…
 
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    The Art of Photography

  • Josef Sudek

    13 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    http://www.pinterest.com/tedforbes/josef-sudek/ Josef Sudek was a wonderful Czech photographer who had a great influence on me when I started out as a photographer. Born in 1896, Sudek's work can be divided into two distinctive periods. He started out as a pictorialist and then later his work becomes post-pictorialist going between several genre's including romanticism and modernism. But despite the category, Sudek's work is comprised of a compositional style that remains intact which is quite impressive for any photographer, particularly of his generation. Sponsors: Shutterstock Contributer…
  • Creative Process Pt 2 :: Macro Rings and the Pentacon Six Test Shots

    6 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Exposure Compensation Spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Mu4i4csJchPO1Vdx872gUzZEF5iQ-lSD_ibGcasXbj8/edit?usp=sharing In this video we will continue on with part 2 of the creative process I'm using for my submission in my building's art show. Since I'm going after a very specific effect, I need to do some test shots to make sure this is all going to work out the way I wanted to. For the blurring effect I decided to use the macro extension tubes that I have for my Pentacon Six. Using extension tubes are a little tricky because you have to understand how it effects your…
  • Episode 200 :: Creative Process

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm
    We'll we made it to 200! Still blows me away that I've made 200 of the Sunday videos. There are actually way more than that when you consider the vlog episodes, Masterclass Live, etc. Thank YOU for watching! Now on to our episode for today. This is the first part in a full series on seeing a conceptual body of work from start to finish. I'm really excited about this. In our video today, we start at the beginning. This is the reseach and conceptual phase and I'm going to share how I go about this with you. We will check in on this project periodically to see how it goes. This project will…
  • Episode 199 :: Dorothea Lange

    23 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm
    American Masters -- Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning” premiering Friday, August 29, 2014 9-11 p.m. on PBS http://www.grabahunkoflightning.com/ http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/199-dorothea-lange http://twitter.com/tedforbes http://www.pinterest.com/tedforbes/dorothea-lange/ Dorothea Lange is perhaps one of the most important historical figures in American Photography. She started as a portrait photographer in San Francisco. This early work shaped her as an artist, but she quickly got tired of it. In about 1929, at the crash of the stock market, Lange became involved with…
  • Episode 198 :: Winogrand Show and Thoughts on Art

    16 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm
    http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/winogrand-art http://twitter.com/tedforbes http://pinterest.com/tedforbes After seeing a wonderful exhibition last week at the Portland Art Museum on Garry Winogrand and Jonathan Brand, I admit I'm inspired to introduce a functional element of art into this show. I'll be working through a project in the coming weeks from start to finish and I'll be documenting that process here. Some thoughts on all of that wrapped up here today. Sponsors: Lynda.com Learn what you want, when you want, with access to thousands of high-quality and easy-to-follow video…
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    Photography Business Insights & Tips

  • Our Favorite Prints & Products You Can Sell Directly Through PhotoShelter

    Sarah Jacobs
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    It’s almost that time of year again, when print sales go up for the holidays – and it’s never to early to get prepped and start planning your selling tactics and packages before the rush takes you by surprise. At PhotoShelter we work with 5 separate print vendors that are integrated into our system, so that the holiday rush is that much easier to handle. Sell from your PhotoShelter site with no shipping, handling or hassle to deal with – just a streamlined check out process for your clients and beautiful prints. Here, we give you an overview and a few highlights of…
  • Vivian Maier Controversy & One Direction Dads – #ILovePhoto Ep. 32

    Allen Murabayashi
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    Download the podcast Our weekly look at all things photographic with this week’s special guest, photographer and co-author of the upcoming Thames & Hudson book ‘Photographers’ Sketchbooks, Bryan Formhals, PhotoShelter’s Sarah Jacobs, and co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 0:47 Photographers’ Sketchbooks 2:15 Konstantin Petrov’s World Trade Center photos, fotki 6:32 A Legal Battle Over Vivian Maier’s Work 11:41 Tinderella 16:00 Fuji Trolls DSLR Users with clever…
  • Ready, Set, Sell! Tips to Get a Jumpstart & Sell More This Holiday Season

    Sarah Jacobs
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:12 pm
    What does September signal? Most think back-to-school, but here at PhotoShelter we know it’s really about getting ready for your incoming holiday sales. It’s never too early to start planning, so to help you get a jumpstart, we’ve compiled our favorite photo sales and marketing tips so you can generate more revenue and increase your profits before saying goodbye to 2014. You’ll find tips to: Sell and market your prints to the right audience Talk money and negotiate with clients Market your work better with 10 examples of great photographer promos Price your wedding and…
  • Video: Making The Cut in Fashion Photography – A Webinar with BREED

    Sarah Jacobs
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Last week we spoke with esteemed fashion photographers Melissa Rodwell and Dana Pennington who gave some first-hand advice for both those more experienced, and those just starting out who are looking to break into the fashion photo industry. Melissa, a veteran of the industry and co-founder of the ultimate fashion photography online resource, BREED, has shot for the likes of Harpers Bazaar, Nike, Ralph Lauren and more. New kid on the block, Dana Pennington brings insight into making an impact on to the industry today. He’s a regular  contributor to BREED, reviewing gear and writing…
  • Jennifer Lawerence Hacked Celebrity Nude Photos – #ILovePhoto Ep. 31

    Allen Murabayashi
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. This week we discuss the implications of the hacked celebrity nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and more. Can you believe the US Government used to snatch film dropped out of satellites in the air? That’s the real version of storing your photos in the cloud. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 1:00 Breed’s Melissa Rodwell talks fashion photography 1:46 Hacked Celebrity Nudes of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton…
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    Tarun Chandel's Photoblog

  • Then I glanced at upon that hill

    Tarun Chandel
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:27 am
    As I was moving along the road I glanced upon that hill and for some strange reason I got drawn toward it.Tarun Chandel
  • Indira Gandhi Memorial

    Tarun Chandel
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:57 pm
    1 Safadarjung Road Delhi - Indira Gandhi Memorial Indira Gandhi Memorial, New Delhi Indira Gandhi with Priyanka Gandhi Indira Gandhi US in silhouette, New Delhi Indira Gandhi's Letter to Mahatama, New Delhi Bangladesh Free Banks Nationalised Indira Gandhi Study Room Indira Gandhi Last Saree, New Delhi Indira Gandhi walking, where she was shot Last Steps - Indira Gandhi Memorial, New DelhiTarun Chandel
  • Kharghar Heights Navi Mumbai

    Tarun Chandel
    6 May 2014 | 6:07 pm
    It often happens that people with good eyesight fail to see what is right in front of them. They have too much to take in, I suppose.- Ruskin BondKharghar Heights Navi MumbaiTarun Chandel
  • Freedom

    Tarun Chandel
    4 May 2014 | 6:03 pm
    सुबह की किरणो को रोकें जो सलाखें है कहाँजो खायालों पे पहरे डाले वोह आँखें है कहाँपर खुलने की देरी है परिंदे उड़ के चूमेंगेअसमानआज़ादियान, मांगे ना कभी मिले जो छीने वही जीले- उड़ानTarun Chandel
  • Museum are fun places

    Tarun Chandel
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Museums are fun places, the reason I say that is it gives me a feeling of time travel. It makes me marvel at the things that we take for granted in our day to day life. Like the phone that I have in my hand and through which I am writing this post. It is a small powerful device but I have had my moments of frustration with it: slow response, hanging up, bad connections, and many more. Yet I wonder what would the users of the phones that I saw in the museum would feel about this phone. Or even how cumbersome it would have been if I had to use such phones. Old fixed line phone. Probably needed…
 
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    The New Camera

  • Panasonic CM1 Smartphone with 1-inch sensor

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Panasonic announced new CM1 smartphone, the CM1 is world first smartphone to feature a 1 inch sensor and Leica-branded fixed f/2.8 lens that  equivalent of a 28mm lens, the sensor used inside the CM1 is 7X larger than the sensor are being used in current smartphones worldwide, the available MAX ISO range is approx 25600 Continue reading Panasonic CM1 Smartphone with 1-inch sensorRelated Posts:Sony Xperia i1 / Honami – Camera Phone with…Sony i1 Honami Superphone Leaked Images, 10X Smart Lens alsoList of Sony Products Coming in Just a Few HoursAcer Announces Liquid S2 – 4K…
  • Panasonic LX100 Announced – World First Compact to Feature M4/3 Sensor

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    The Panasonic LX100 announced today, the camera features large 16.8MP M4/3 sensor and a bright Leica DC Vario-Summilux f/1.7-2.8 Lens (approx 3.1 X optical zoom), the MAX ISO range is 25600 and you can also shoot 4K videos with the new LX100. On the rear side of the camera we get a large 3.0″ 921k-Dot Rear Continue reading Panasonic LX100 Announced – World First Compact to Feature M4/3 SensorRelated Posts:Panasonic LX100 Specification Leaked, Coming SoonPanasonic FZ1000 Announced – Price, Press Release,…Panasonic LX100 Full Specification LeakedPanasonic LX7 –…
  • Samsung NX1 Announced – Press Release, Full Specification and Videos

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    Finally the Samsung NX1 announced today and do have the same specification as we have published few days ago, also see a specification comparison review with 7D Mark II here. The Samsung NX1 features large 28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS Sensor (No ISOCELL), fast DRIMe V Image Signal Processor and a very advance phase detect on sensor Continue reading Samsung NX1 Announced – Press Release, Full Specification and VideosRelated Posts:Pre-order Samsung NX3000 from B&HSamsung Galaxy K Zoom – Press Release, Price and…Samsung NX1 Images LeakedPre-order Samsung NX30 CameraSamsung NX1…
  • Canon SX60 HS Announced – Press Release, Full Specification and More..

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Canon SX60 HS finally announced by Canon today, the camera features 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor combined with a DIGIC 6 Image Processor, the camera features a massive 65X optical zoom , you can also record Full HD videos, the Canon SX60 HS HYBRID IS is active while recording videos or shooting still snapshots, on the Continue reading Canon SX60 HS Announced – Press Release, Full Specification and More..Related Posts:Canon SX60 HS Coming in September 2014Canon SX60 HS to feature 65X Optical ZoomCanon G7 X Image and Full Specification LeakedCanon 7D Mark II, Canon SX60 HS and Canon G7 X…
  • Canon G7 X Announced – The Ultra Compact Pro Camera

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    Canon G7 X announced today by Canon, the Camera features 20.2 MP High-Sensitivity 1″ CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor, 4.2x optical zoom lens with bright F1.8-2.8 aperture, Canon latest super fast DIGIC 6 processor optimized for compact use, fast 31-point AF system although the camera is using contrast based AF system, the continuous Continue reading Canon G7 X Announced – The Ultra Compact Pro CameraRelated Posts:Canon S110 AnnouncedCanon 70D vs Canon 7DCanon G7 X Image and Full Specification LeakedCanon G1X Mark II vs Canon G1XNikon P7800 vs Canon G16
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    PHOTO CONTEST INFORMATION

  • PhotoArt Gallery Competition 2014

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:47 pm
    This is your chance to show us the people and landscapes that you like to photograph, challenge yourself to turn your everyday into your perfect photo… Enter up to 5 shots for the chance to win! Show us your #photovation for the chance to win the ulimate photo editing software package. Eligibility: Worldwide, all ages. […]
  • Participate in the Mini Space Take 5 Photo Contest

    admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:08 pm
    To give the New MINI 5-Door a warm welcome, we’re dedicating the backdrop of MINI Space and our latest photography and design competition to inventive interpretations of everything 5. A 5-themed pic could come in many forms. It could be the photogenic faces of a pentagon, the fortissimo of a quintet, fanciful expressions of the […]
  • EURORDIS Photo Contest 2014

    admin
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:41 pm
    A great opportunity for everyone with an interest in rare diseases to show your talent by submitting your most beautiful, original, or artistic photo(s). Besides offering participants the chance to win some great prizes, the EURORDIS Photo Contest is an opportunity to communicate visually the many diverse facets of living with a rare disease. Even […]
  • Full-Length Portraits Photo Contest

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Participate in the Full-Length Portraits Photo Contest created by Pop Photo, the Monthly Photo Challenge: Full-Length Portraits is just now started Theme The human body is a beautiful thing, but getting it to look the way you want in a photo can be a real tricky task. In this month’s issue of the magazine, we […]
  • Call for Entries – Climate Change and Agriculture in Southeast Asia

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:06 pm
    SEARCA Photo Contest 2014 Climate Change and Agriculture in Southeast Asia: Faces of Vulnerability and Resilience. The millions of people in Southeast Asia who depend on agriculture are among the hardest hit by the consequences of climate change, which are increasingly devastating and far-reaching. At the same time, these people are also the ones for […]
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  • Stone Ridge Estates Sunset

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:56 pm
    It’s been a while since I’ve done any landscape photos, mainly because my personal time at night is tougher since our newest addition to the family. She is 14 months old and it is a little easier to escape now so I’m hoping that I’m able to get back into regular landscape work. This recent shot tonight was taken on a tripod with my Canon 5d mkII camera, ISO 200 with my 70-200 F2.8 lens @ 200mm. I used a shutter release switch to assist with camera shake and I also had IS on the lens active. This is a single shot and edited in Adobe Camera RAW where I needed to bring up…
  • Billings Spit Park

    admin
    6 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    We had a couple of hours today to take the family to Billings Spit and wander around the rocky beach and ocean. I’ve been there a couple of times before to shoot landscapes, but this was a new location for the rest of the crazy family. I brought along my reflector and camera, not sure if I would be able to catch much as the sun was high in the sky, you know, the terrible afternoon woes of too much harsh light and shadows, but was pleasantly surprised with the amount of open shade where the car was parked. With some nice back-lit leaves, an open lens and about 5 minutes of attention,…
  • Barrett Family

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    I’ve known this family for just over a year now. The dad and I crew together at RCM-SAR and we spend considerable amount of time training on the water. The mom and my wife have play dates often with the little ones and get to talking, which is how this evening began last week. They saw a few of our shots we did for the girls birthdays at the training centre in East Sooke. A place with lots of trees and grassy fields and loved the outcome of those images, so naturally they thought it would be a great location for them to have a family shoot. Paul is very much like me, prefers to be…
  • Easter Photo Session with Kids

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    14 Apr 2014 | 8:51 pm
    We saw some great weather this past weekend. The trees are starting to bud, lawns and grasses need to be cut and the flowers, the flowers around Victoria and Sooke are in full bloom! At least these patches of Daffodils in East Sooke. Heading to the old Glenairley property, which is now owned by RCM-SAR, allowed me to get the early evening light that I was hoping for with the kids. Dressed in their new yellow Easter dresses and armed with Easter eggs, we laid down a small blanket between patches of Daffodils growing between the grasses. The light couldn’t have been any better. The kids…
  • Real Estate Head Shot

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    8 Apr 2014 | 8:04 pm
    I’ve known Blair for a few years now. He is one of the developers of Woodland Creek, a nice new residential family subdivision in the heart of Sooke and now a real estate agent with DHF. Blair generally asks me to shoot all the new homes that they have built but was pleasantly surprised when he asked me to get some new head shots of him because he just became a Realtor. I brought my portable studio to a location we agreed upon and set up a two light, plus one reflector portrait set-up. I had a medium softbox camera right and a strip light which I used for a rim/hair light for background…
 
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  • 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 →
  • Anime Milwaukee 2014 Photos

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

    Scott
    20 Nov 2013 | 9:54 am
    I decided to put another one of my books on this website. I wrote this back in 2010 – 2011. I’ve evolved as a (convention/cosplay) photographer a lot since then, but it is still worth a read. Convention Photography (Click here to read the book.) Description: Learn all about the exciting subculture that is convention photography! Straight from the experiences of a long time convention attendee, Scott J. Waldron has … Continue reading →
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  • Oser passer à la vidéo – 4 vidéos de formation gratuites !

    Celine Manceron
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:18 am
    Ce n’est pas la première fois qu’on parle de vidéo ici ! Bien au contraire. Depuis l’arrivée de cette fonctionnalité sur les réflex, nous sommes de plus en plus de photographes à tester cette nouvelle option et à l’adopter ! Et même, cette fonctionnalité est de plus en plus mise en avant (il n’y a qu’à regarder le menu et les specifications du Nikon D750 qui vient de sortir aujourd’hui ou du Canon 5D MIII). Cependant, ce n’est pas toujours facile d’oser passer à la vidéo. Les règles (comme la règle des tiers) existent en…
  • Test du Spydercheckr24

    Celine Manceron
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    Au mois d’Août, Datacolor a sorti un nouveau produit : le Spydercheckr24, et c’est l’occasion de le tester ici, sur Photopassion. Il y a déjà quelques temps, nous avions eu l’occasion de tester le Spydercheckr, qui lui comporte 48 slots de couleurs. Découvrons donc maintenant le Checkr24. Le produit est composé d’une mire de 24 couleurs, et de l’autre côté, une charte de gris (bien pratique pour la balance des blancs). La mire de couleur va permettre de créer un profil pour l’appareil photo sur votre logiciel de traitement, qui va corriger…
  • La course après le temps

    Celine Manceron
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    En tant que photographe, on passe du temps à préparer ses voyages : quels sont les lieux à découvrir, sous quel angle et à quelle heure, on pourra réaliser la plus belle photo ! Pour cela, on a plusieurs astuces : les guides touristiques, le forum de voyageurs, les réseaux sociaux (avec l’appel aux amis) mais aussi les recherches sur Flickr, 500px, ou tout autre espace de partage de photos. Le problème, c’est que les grands monuments sont souvent magnifiques à plusieurs moments de la journée. Le soleil va l’éclairer de différentes manières en fonction des heures…
  • Salon de la photo 2014 – Invitation gratuite

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Your company needs a photograph of your town for a brochure you’re going to use to promote your business. You contact a photographer who supplies you with the perfect photo. When you get the brochure printed up, the photograph looks so good you decide to put it on your website. A week later you receive a bill from the photographer for several hundred, or thousand, dollars for the right to use it on the website. But wait, you paid the photographer to use the photo; you should be able to use it any way you want, right? Wrong. It all depends on what rights you purchased. It can be an…
  • August Computer Wallpaper Is Ready

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

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

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

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

  • Fire and Half Dome

    Michael Frye
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Meadow Fire burning in Little Yosemite Valley at night, with Half Dome on the left, Yosemite; 9-7-14, 8:44 p.m.Sunday afternoon Claudia and I saw dramatic images on the Yosemite webcams of a fire in Little Yosemite Valley. We’ve had many fires around here the last two summers, and I’ve made plenty of fire photographs. But how often can you photograph a fire next to Half Dome? We decided to head up to Washburn Point (near Glacier Point) to take a look. The origin of this fire is officially under investigation. The park service has been letting the lightning-caused Meadow Fire burn…
  • In the Heat of the Night

    Michael Frye
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Moonlit sand dunes and the Milky Way, Death Valley. This is the photograph I originally envisioned from Death Valley, with dunes lit by the setting moon and the Milky Way above. (20 sec. at f/2.8, 6400 ISO)Where do you go to escape the crowds on Labor Day weekend? How about Death Valley, where the temperature was forecast to be 112 degrees! That should keep the tourists away. Okay, escaping the crowds wasn’t really the motivation for going to Death Valley in August. I had an idea for making a photograph with low-angle moonlight illuminating the sand dunes, and the Milky Way above. The moon…
  • Yosemite Meditations Tenth Anniversary Edition

    Michael Frye
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:17 pm
    In the early 2000s, my wife Claudia – then manager of The Ansel Adams Gallery – saw the need for small, inspirational books for the Yosemite visitor. She worked with Steve Medley, the president, publisher, and editor for the Yosemite Association (now Yosemite Conservancy), to find meaningful quotes about nature, conservation, and Yosemite, and pair those quotes with my photographs to create the original Yosemite Meditations book. Since then, Yosemite Meditations has gone through several reprints, and spawned two companion volumes: Yosemite Meditations for Women, and Yosemite Meditations…
  • Photographing Bodie

    Michael Frye
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:13 pm
    “Swayback” building at night with the Milky Way, Bodie. While helping some members of our group photograph this building I set up my own camera as well. I put tissue paper over a flashlight to act as a diffuser, then stuck my hand through a gap in one of the walls to light the interior of the building during the 20-second exposure for the stars.As promised, here are some of my recent photographs from Bodie. Bodie, if you’re not familiar with it, is just north of Mono Lake, and is billed as the best-preserved ghost town in the United States. Bodie is now a state park, and a…
  • Starry Skies Adventure Workshop

    Michael Frye
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon rising at dawn, Mono Lake, Saturday morningWe had a wonderful time during our Starry Skies Adventure workshop last week. We managed to dodge the fires and had four clear, smoke-free nights. It was a really nice group, and photographing under a sky full of stars is always such a great experience. One of the highlights of the workshop was viewing and photographing a dawn alignment of Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon over Mono Lake last Saturday. It’s hard to convey how gorgeous this was in a photograph, but you’ll find my best attempt above. We also…
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  • Canon Releases PowerShot SX60 HS with 65x Optical Zoom

    Eric Reagan
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:22 pm
    The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a new superzoom camera with a 16.1MP CMOS sensor and 65x optical zoom lens (21-1365mm equivalent). Of course with that kind of reach, the lens features Optical Image Stabilization. Notably, it can capture RAW still images for greater latitude in post processing. The camera also shoots 1080/60p video with automatic or manual exposure available. It has a built-in stereo mic and includes a mic port for adding an external mic. It is equipped with Canon’s DIGIC 6 image processor and features face detection and tracking AF systems. It can also capture up to…
  • Canon Adds 3 New Lenses: EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

    Eric Reagan
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Ahead of Photokina 2014, Canon has announced three new lenses – the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM. The new EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens weighs in a 4.6 lbs, which is roughly half the weight of the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM. It features newly developed gapless dual-layered diffractive optical (DO) elements that help improve optical performance while maintaining virtually the same size and weight as its predecessor. Additionally, the DO element in the new 400mm lens is optimally positioned deeper within the optical formula than in…
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Offers 1″ Sensor, Aims to Overthrow Sony RX100 as Compact King

    Eric Reagan
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Canon has finally gotten serious with its compact cameras with the new PowerShot G7 X, which features a large 1″ sensor in the body reminiscent of the PowerShot ‘S’ line.  The camera is clearly aimed at competing with Sony’s (deservedly) popular RX100 line. The 1″ sensor is 20.2MP and is paired with the DIGIC 6 image processor. The G7 X sports a 24-100mm equivalent lens with a max aperture range of f/1.8 to f/2.8. It has a built-in ND filter and a sensitivity range of ISO 125-12,800. Additionally, the G7 X has 31 AF points and can capture still photos in…
  • Canon 7D Mark II Officially Announced

    Eric Reagan
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    Canon has officially taken the wraps off of the 7D Mark II. The camera sports a “newly developed” 20.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and captures 1080/60p video. The 7D Mark II features dual DIGIC 6 image processors, which gives it more processing power than any other EOS camera to date. Additionally, the camera features a second generation Dual Pixel AF system. The first generation made its debut in the Canon 70D to an overwhelmingly positive response. The 7D Mark II has a 65-point all cross-type AF system with EV -3 sensitivity at the center point. It also uses an enhanced version of…
  • Samsung NX1 Flagship 4K Mirrorless Camera Unveiled

    Eric Reagan
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Samsung has announced its NX1 mirrorless camera, which serves as the flagship of the NX line. The NX1 features a 28.2MP APS-C sensor and captures 4K video at 24fps, as well has UHD video at 30fps. Other features that match up to the “flagship” attribute include a max shutter of 1/8000s, 15fps continuous shooting mode (with AF) and a max sensitivity of ISO 51,200. Samsung NX1 Key Features 28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS Sensor DRIMe V Image Signal Processor 4K Video Recording at 24 fps UHD Video Recording at 30 fps 3.0″ 1036k-Dot Tilt-Touchscreen Monitor XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder…
 
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  • Just for Smiles: Spectacular Sunrises

    Ty Cobb
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia) group at sunrise near Quail Springs, Joshua Tree National Park, California. Tim Fitzharris/ Minden Pictures/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: minphotos015830 Waking up early can have many benefits and give you a jump start on the day. Another benefit is the chance to watch the sunrise. While sunsets get most of the attention sunrises are also amazing and totally worth setting the alarm a little extra early.   It never gets old watching the dark purples and blues of the night sky lighten up before melting into the yellows and reds as the sun peeks…
  • Colorific Pictures: Black

    Ty Cobb
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    A black sheep among white sheep, in a flock of near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, southern Iceland. imagebroker/Dirk Bleyer/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: ibphotos190137 Throughout history black has been know as the color of death, the devil, magic, and evil. With black being such a scary color black sheep were looked down on because their black wool was useless. This was supremely unfair to the sheep because there are a number of other animals that everyone likes which are also back. Lucky for the black sheep the color has been slowly becoming more popular and today there is a big…
  • Commissioner in Focus: Roger Goodell

    Ty Cobb
    13 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) greets NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans. KEVIN DIETSCH/UPI/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: upiphotostwo219933 During Roger Goodell‘s tenure as NFL commissioner he has seen his share of controversy, upsetting many fans and players. None of it compares to the outrage that is swirling around Goodell over his handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case.   Goodell took office in 2006; during his time in office his big mission has been…
  • The Best of New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 Collection

    Annabelle Quinn
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Sept. 9, 2014 – New York, USA – Delpozo.MODEL ON CATWALK, WOMAN, NEW YORK FASHION WEEK 2015 WOMEN READY TO WEAR FOR SPRING SUMMER, DEFILE, FASHION SHOW RUNWAY COLLECTION, PRET A PORTER, MODELWEAR. PPS/ZUMA Press/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: zumaamericaseleven308268 New York was hopping this week with model, designers and everyone you could possibly think of in the fashion industry. They all came together for the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. The event – held biannually – showed off the latest collections for Spring 2015 and had everyone begging…
  • Pictures of the Week: Beautiful, Expensive, and Rare Flowers

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Passion flower, Passiflora caerulea. Mike Hill / Flowerphotos Eye Ubiquitous/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: flowerphotos009390 Most people can appreciate a pretty flower. At Newscom, we definitely have gorgeous pictures of flowers, but currently we are very excited about a new partner who has truly shown us the delicate intricacies of a flower’s petals, stems, and seeds. Flowerphotos is a sister company of Eye Ubiquitous, and showcases the very best of the world’s flower and plant photos. Newscom is happy to feature them today, in Pictures of the Week. Not only does…
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  • Fitness photos with model Adrienne Jordan

    Francis Specker
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    I spent a couple day on location around Los Angeles with Adrienne Jordan shooting fitness/life style photos. Adrienne is a travel writer and photographer and her work can be seen on her website: www.adriennejordan.com .
  • NYC Street Photography with the Sony A7

    Francis Specker
    10 May 2014 | 8:14 am
    Trying out the Sony A7 camera and the kit 28-70 lens on the streets of New York. Shot raw and then converted to black and white with Adobe DNG, Adobe Raw Converter, and Adobe Photoshop. 
  • Divergent Star Shailene Woodley portrait

    Francis Specker
    19 Mar 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Two looks, one high-key and one low-key, of actress Shailene  Woodley during a 10 minute photo session during a press junket for the film, "Divergent", at the Four Seasons Hotel on assignment for the New York Daily News. The typical press junket for a major motion picture is for the studio to rent out a block of suites at a nice hotel, usually the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. You can usually tell from a lot of photos if the photo was shot there as pieces of furniture or the same balcony view is used by the photographer. My standard procedure is to set up at least two different…
  • Greetings from the Met Costume Ball

    Francis Specker
    13 Jun 2013 | 6:44 pm
    Madonna Michelle Williams Nicki Minaj Kirstin Dunst Katie Holmes Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Katy Perry Miley Cyrus Vivienne Westwood Jennifer Lawrence Gisele Bündchen Beyonce
  • What You Didn't see on TV at the Grammys

    Francis Specker
    23 Feb 2013 | 7:57 pm
    Riff Raff Takes A Selfie Chris Brown tries to shake Taylor Swift's hand Taylor Swift and Lena Dunham Adele gets squeezed by Dave Grohl SkyBlu and Nancy O'Dell RedFoo sports a GoPro 3 camera Kelly Obourne and Giuliana Rancic Kimbra Hunter Hayes makes an entrance Deadmau5 and Kat Von D 2 Chainz without any chains Quincy Jones and his girl group Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa Rick Ross and his cigar Fun Travis Barker brings his family Rihanna Adele and Rihanna Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake Rihanna and Chris Brown Beyonce and Jay Z Katy Perry and John Mayer Jonny Depp
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • No image is safe : Bing Image Widget ( Updated)

    Paul Melcher
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
     by Jim Pickerell Microsoft’s Bing has created the Bing Image Widget making It possible for any Bing user to embed, free of charge, on their website or blog any images found in a Bing Images... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • Brands will define pro photography for the next decade.

    Paul Melcher
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    There is a massive subterranean shift (no, not paradigm) happening right now in pro photography and it will define photography for at least the next 10 years. Like the movement of the continents, it... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
 
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  • Warbirds Class Now Up!

    Moose
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
  • Nikon D750

    Moose
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Nikon has just announced the D750 DSLR Camera (along with the 20f1.8!) and will be shipping it next week. I have not seen the D750 yet but just from the features it includes and it’s price point, I don’t know how you could not be at least very interested in it. If you’re looking for the specs, you’ll find them here. Once I have one in my hand, I’ll pass along my thoughts on it.
  • Profoto B1 – Nikon TTL BTS – The Whole Shebang!

    Moose
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Striking while the iron was hot, we’d literally just landed from shooting an air to air with this FM-2P Wildcat when we set up to do this portrait. I’d come up with this portrait idea a month prior to the shoot knowing I’d have the new Nikon i-TTL remote unit for my favorite flash, the Profoto B1. The i-TTL system for the Profoto so fits my style of photography because I’m using the flash to bring life to the ambient light. The flash is the Main light lighting the subject and the Ambient being the fill light, setting the stage for the subject. What also makes i-TTL so…
  • The Moment of Truth

    Moose
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    We would come out of the darkroom with our “masterpiece” in the box. We would put the print in the washer and then after a few minutes, grab it from the wash and put the print in the dryer. Then the moment I dreaded with all my soul, the print would come out of the dryer for all my peers to see. It was a brutal but invaluable experience when the comparisons hit the air from print to print, photographer to photographer. Within a heartbeat you might be in the dumper or on top of the heap. At least in your peers minds which might all change when the print hit the rack and the teach would…
  • Abnormal Obsession with Clouds

    Moose
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Ya, I love clouds! I received an email this morning from a fan watching us on The Grid yesterday who said, “You’re obsessed with clouds.” I’ve been thinking about that comment and I would have to agree, I am. Currently, I’m in Florida getting ready for the premiere of The Film. Flying down here, I shot out the window of our flight that great clouds (what you see here). I shot a lot of them actually, made easy with the Nikon V3. Those who know me can tell you that I often stop in my tracks to look at great clouds. There is something magical about puffies. But I…
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    Chris Bohnhoff | Photography and Motion Blog

  • New Blog Location

    cbohnhoff
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:03 pm
    The New Chris Bohnhoff’s Photo World It’s been my good fortune over the years to photograph some subjects that people are interested in: wonderful chefs, organizations doing good work, fun events. So it’s a bittersweet thing to pack up this WordPress blog and move over to a new, blank platform. There’s a lot of work here that I’m proud of, and it’s fun to look at all the images made over the years. But technology moves on, hackers do their thing, and best practices must keep with the times. So I’m off to this new spot with a new look, but the same…
  • In the Woods with Forager Chef: Video Profile

    cbohnhoff
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    One of the great things about taking on personal projects is that you can push yourself outside your comfort zone a bit with less stress than there would be on a paying gig. Under normal professional world circumstances, shooting still and moving images can be a mountain of stress. Given the right pre-production (and budget), it’s totally doable, but it involves some mental gymnastics moving between the two formats. Lighting, composition, audio considerations, relating to your subject. . . it can be daunting. Unless you’re calling all the shots and you’re OK with things…
  • In the Woods with Forager Chef: The Stills

    cbohnhoff
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Alan Bergo discovers some chanterelles One of the best things to come out of my time collaborating at Heartland Restaurant has been my friendship with Chef Alan Bergo. Currently a sous chef at Heartland, it was Alan who prepared and styled the dishes we photographed. But, lucky for us all, Alan also runs a beautiful, entertaining and useful blog called Forager Chef. Over the past months I’ve consulted with him on his photography (read: hung out while he shot some stuff, offered a few opinions, then helped him eat his subjects), and a couple weeks ago he was kind enough to join me on a…
  • Kitchen De-Classified: Video Work for Mystic Lake Casino

    cbohnhoff
    12 Jun 2014 | 1:17 pm
    A couple months back, Mystic Lake Casino+Hotel revamped the look of their Buffet, the largest of eight (!) food options in the complex. While the makeover didn’t impact the food coming out of the kitchen, it did provide an occasion to talk about some of the things that their kitchen does that people wouldn’t necessarily expect from a facility that serves thousands of diners per day. Executive Chef Richard Fisher had seen the piece I did last year at the Minneapolis Club with their Executive Chef Hakan Lundberg, and they brought me in to get behind the scenes to show buffet diners…
  • Japan 2: Shrines and Temples

    cbohnhoff
    1 May 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Until recently (as in the mid19th century – recent relative to the history of Japan) Kyoto was Japan’s capital. Over the centuries thousands of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines were constructed, representing the highest forms of Japanese aesthetics and architecture. Just amazing places to see. Turns out three year olds even like hitting the temples: koi ponds! Pooh-San had fun too.
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • Thoughts on the new Fujifilm X100T, X-T1 Graphite & More announcements

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ok, I’ll admit it – I’m a bit of a Fujifilm fan boy because I’ve had quite a bit of enjoyment out of reviewing and owning X-series cameras. As a result, I get excited to hear about what’s new when new models are released. Amidst all the hoopla around the iPhone 6 announcement, I almost missed this one! Fujifilm X100T Digital Camera The Fujifilm X100s is a very good camera that I enjoyed reviewing quite a bit. I was very surprised when I had discovered a new replacement was already being released. The full press release is here, but the highlights are an improved rear LCD &…
  • Canon Rebates and New Gear Announcements

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Click here to learn more about the new Canon Rebates and the latest hot gear released recently!
  • Nikon D810 & SIGMA 50mm Art Series Automotive Photography via Kelby One & Tim Wallace

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
      Nikon D810, f/16 with SIGMA 50 mm Art Series, 1/200, ISO 100 Click here to learn more about my KelbyOne Discount so you can watch this video if you aren’t already a member! I had a chance to watch my friend Tim Wallace do his magic the other day on KelbyOne and it got me inspired to take my own shots. If you are a car photography fan I highly recommend you take advantage of my KelbyOne discount and check out these videos to learn more about how to create cool shots like these on your own! It’s fun and surprisingly easy. The only gear required is a DSLR with a good lens and a studio…
  • REVIEW: Nikon D810 with Zeiss Otus 55mm & SIGMA 50mm Art Series Lenses (Includes Comparisons)

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:46 am
    UNEDITED D810, f/1.8 with SIGMA 50 mm Art Series1/2500, ISO 100, No Flash, Cloudy White Balance, Silver ReflectorClick for Original in-camera JPEGCopyright ® Ron Martinsen - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED The Nikon D800 was a camera that I had a love / hate relationship with because it had so much potential, but it ultimately let me down on several issues which I discussed in my review. Rather than putting the same old Nikon lenses you typically see on cameras, I thought this was a case where it would be great to go all out and get some of the sharpest lenses on the market. My previous testing had me…
  • Nikon D810 with SIGMA 50mm Art & Zeiss Otus 55mm Review Published

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    This page has moved, please visit: REVIEW: Nikon D810 with Zeiss Otus 55mm & SIGMA 50mm Art Series Lenses (Includes Comparisons)
 
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  • Just So and A Hint

    Pamela Viola
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
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    Pamela Viola
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:35 am
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  • Curiosity C

    Pamela Viola
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
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    Pamela Viola
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    From my ongoing Curiosities series.© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
  • Curiosity A

    Pamela Viola
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Introducing the Curiosities SeriesThrough the portals of dreams and memories there are curiosities.© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
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    » Kerry Garrison

  • eHow: A Beginner’s Guide to the Aperture

    Kerry Garrison
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The aperture is likely the least understood setting on your camera. Shutter settings, for example, are relatively easy to understand – too long a shutter speed results in blurring. Same with ISO: Too high an ISO setting and you introduce digital noise. But learning how to use aperture properly is often confusing and vague. This week, I’ll try to explains it in way that […]
  • eHow: The Sunny 16 Rule For Quick Exposures

    Kerry Garrison
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Want to explore your camera’s manual exposure mode, but don’t know what settings to start with? While no two situations are alike, a few constants reliably provide a good starting point for photographers. The sun is one: While time of day, haze, fog and clouds impact the sunlight, a bright, sunny day has consistent light that you can depend on […]
  • eHow: RAW or JPEG: What’s Best For You?

    Kerry Garrison
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    If you want to start a heated debate anywhere, try to get people to discuss RAW vs. JPEG. I will admit to already being on the RAW side of the fence, with no going back for me, though plenty of people argue that JPEG is just fine. So let’s delve into the difference and see what […]
  • eHow: Learning to shoot in manual mode

    Kerry Garrison
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Here is my second article for eHow. This article talks about the different settings you need to know in order to shoot in manual mode. Today’s cameras do a really good job when in fully automatic mode, but in order to make the most of your camera you should learn how to use your camera […]
  • eHow: Better Exposures Using Your Flash’s Guide Number

    Kerry Garrison
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you have ever shopped for a flash or read a review, you may have noticed a specification called the guide number (or GN, for short). The GN is a measurement of the flash’s power, which allows you to compare flash models. Even so, it’s hard to see how this number is useful to you. So today, let’s […]
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    PetaPixel

  • Canon Pixma Photo Printer Hacked to Run Doom

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The “Internet of Things” is likely what the future holds, but it’s a future that has it share of security concerns. As more and more devices are making their way online, hackers will have newer points of entry into our lives. Case in point: a security researcher has shown that Canon Pixma printers can be hacked to run custom code. As an example, he loaded the game Doom onto the printer. Canon’s PIXMA MG6450 inkjet photo printer — the model that was hacked In an article published at Context, researcher Michael Jordan writes that the vulnerability lies in the web…
  • Flickr Launches 20under20 Award to Shine a Spotlight on 20 Talented Young Photographers

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Wanting to recognize some of the most talented young photographers in its community, Flickr today announced 20under20, an annual award that honors 20 of the “world’s most extraordinary young photographers on Flickr.” To select the winner’s of this year’s award, the photo sharing service enlisted the help of four superstars Flickr photogs: Lou Nobel, Cuba Gallery, and Rosie Hardy and Bernardo Hernandez (Flickr’s head honcho). The judges evaluated 1000 photographers over four months for creativity, technical talent, and overall portfolio strength. Hernández…
  • Pro Tip: How to Wrap Cables with Duct Tape Without Getting Them Sticky

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Duct tape can often be a photographer’s best friend. Cable management can often be a nightmare. The two don’t naturally combine very well though, since duct tape can leave sticky reside on your cords after its removed. If you ever need to wrap up cables and don’t have any twist- or zip-ties on hand, here’s how you can use duct tape to wrap cables without the cables getting sticky. This protip comes courtesy of Reddit user WetNeon. The basic idea is that you want the tape to stick to itself without any of the sticky surface coming in contact with the cable that’s…
  • This Guy’s ‘Selfie a Day’ Project Spans 8 Years and is a Creative Stop Motion Video

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    “One selfie per day” projects require a great deal of commitment but aren’t exactly novel these days — everyone and their mother seems to have hopped onboard the bandwagon after Noah Kalina’s everyday project went viral. Still, there are still the select few that stand out from among the rest. One of them is the video above, which shows 8 years of a young man’s life in continuous stop-motion. The video, posted by YouTube user dumo, consists of 2,900 photographs shot between September 2006 and August 2014. That’s just short of 8 full years of daily…
  • Canon Pushes the Bridge Camera Envelope with 65x Superzoom, Also Debuts Sharing-Friendly N2

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/dlcade/'>DL Cade</a>
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Whether you’re looking for ridiculous reach or social-friendly, strangely-shaped cameras, Canon’s got you covered today with the last of its camera announcements from Photokina. Not as exciting as the Sony-competitor G7 X or the long-awaited 7D Mark II, the two other point-and-shoots Canon debuted are nevertheless interesting additions to the family. Canon SX60 HS Do you need to zoom in far? We mean REALLY far? Like 65x optical zoom far? Because if so, Canon’s got you covered with a new bridge camera that makes lesser bridge cameras quake at the sheer reach of its lens. The…
 
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  • Think Tank Photo new Mirrorless camera bag

    Nat Coalson
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:19 am
    Our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced they have released a new color, Heather Grey, in its popular Mirrorless Mover collection of bags for mirrorless systems. Four sizes of bags offer a wide choice; from the smallest case, the Mirrorless Mover 5, designed for one mirrorless camera, on up to the largest, the Mirrorless Mover 30i, which will accommodate a camera, lenses, accessories and an iPad®. And don’t forget that by clicking on my link, every time you order $50 or more of Think Tank gear you will receive free gear with your orders. Enjoy!
  • Designer Spotlight: Yohandel Ruiz, RTKL Associates

    Nat Coalson
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    Yohandel Ruiz, Senior Associate, RTKL Continuing my series of features about prominent interior designers working in hospitality, this installment I’m thrilled to present my interview with Yohandel Ruiz. He’s a Senior Associate interior designer (LEED AP) with RTKL who has been described as “an energetic and highly creative member of RTKL’s Miami team”. Yohandel has a background in interior architecture and FF&E with expertise in hospitality, residential and cruise ship projects. He has designed solutions for all facets of commercial and residential interiors, from complete…
  • New Abstract Photograph: Untitled

    Nat Coalson
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:25 am
    Abstract photograph made in Paris, France. Vertical format features a thin vertical line in orange hues over a textured field of deep browns and blacks. Fine reproductions available in any size and on any material. Also available as mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Eye of the Beholder

    Nat Coalson
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Abstract photograph made in Bristol, England features soft streaks of blurred purple, teal and gold hues over a circular form with subtle texture. Available as fine art prints on any material including mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Landscape Photograph: Dawn at Canyonlands

    Nat Coalson
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    The rising sun illuminates the crests of sandstone canyons and spires in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Fine art prints available. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
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    The Right Blue

  • The Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray

    BNS
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray (Taeniura lymma)by B. N. SullivanThe Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray (Taeniura lymma) is one of the smaller members of the stingray family, Dasyatidae.  We think it's also the nicest looking stingray, sporting those wonderful, eye-catching blue spots.An Indo-Pacific species, this ray is found in the Red Sea, in coastal areas of the Indian Ocean, and around the coasts and islands of Southeast Asia.  Despite its wide distribution range, these critters are becoming scarce in some areas due to the aquarium trade:  their pretty coloration and smallish size make…
  • The Hawksbill Sea Turtle, a Critically Endangered Species

    BNS
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)by B. N. SullivanThis is the Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), listed as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This turtle species inhabits all tropical and subtropical seas around the world, but its numbers continue to decline.The IUCN Hawksbill Turtle page notes: extensive subpopulation declines in all major ocean basins over the last three Hawksbill generations as a result of over-exploitation of adult females and eggs at nesting beaches, degradation of nesting habitats, take of…
  • Unspoiled Reef in the Red Sea

    BNS
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Unspoiled reef in the Red Seaby B. N. SullivanThis is the kind of scene that divers' dreams are made of: a pristine reef in a remote location. We have been asked many times to name our favorite dive destination.  While it's difficult to choose just one location, we would have to include the Brothers Islands in the Red Sea among our top choices.  The remoteness of these two tiny specks, situated about 67 km (about 42 miles) off the eastern coast of Egypt, has helped to keep their lush reefs unspoiled.  The middle-of-nowhere location also attracts many large pelagic fishes of the…
  • All Tucked In: Clownfish in a Carpet Anemone Mantle

    BNS
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos)by B. N. SullivanThis cute little fish really didn't want to have its picture taken.  It was hovering above the tentacles of a carpet anemone when we first spotted it, but as we approached, the fish dived under the anemone's mantle to hide.I settled in at close range, selected the settings on my camera, and just waited. And waited. And waited some more. Finally the little clownfish peeked out (as we knew it would) and I got my shot.The fish is an Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos). I'm not sure of the anemone species, but I…
  • A Fish with Camouflaged Eyes

    BNS
    9 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Crocodile Fish (Papilloculiceps longiceps), Red Seaby B. N. SullivanMany animals in the sea have evolved colors and forms that allow them to blend in with their surroundings. Some animals use their camouflage to hide from predators — and some predators use camouflage to fool their prey. The critter in the photo above is a Crocodile Fish (Papilloculiceps longiceps), a bottom-dwelling ambush predator from the Red Sea.  The mottled coloring of this fish matches the sandy areas were it likes to lie in wait for its prey (usually other fishes).  Its body shape, including its head, is…
 
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    H&H Color Lab

  • Optimizing Your Photography Website for Local Search

    Forum Admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Google – love it or hate it… your business can’t do without it. It’s not uncommon for more than 50% of a website’s traffic to come from Google or other search engines. If you run a business with local clientele, you want to be found locally when people are searching for what you do! For the sake of this post, we’ll use a Chicago photography studio, as shown above. Optimizing Your Studio Website The first step in local SEO for your photography business is to make some changes to your website itself. How will search engines know you are a studio in Chicago? By using those terms in…
  • Photography Training Tuesday – Lighting Ratios and Marketing Images

    Forum Admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    In today’s Training Tuesday blog, we are going to talk about the following: Learn an easy way to create marketing images of H&H products. Tim Meyer on Lighting ratios   Creating Marketing Images for Photography Products It is important to show your work and show what products you are selling.  Here is a short video showing  how to create marketing images of H&H products.  We get this question quite frequently, so Bentley Skeie put together a short video teaching how to create marketing images of H&H products using YOUR images! Direct link to video Once you’ve seen…
  • 2014 Summer Photography Events Recap

    Forum Admin
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    As summer wanes and fall begins, we reflect on the events at H&H.  We had a summer full of hands-on classes and reconnecting with photographers at our summer soiree event! June 11-13 we welcomed beginning school photographers to H&H for our Schools 101 class.  This year the H&H school photography team took the class through the 2014 Fall School Season Checklist, a hands-on school shoot, basic sales training and much more!  Through this three-day training session photographers left with the basic tools to begin preparing for their fall school season. Jeff Edwards teaching about…
  • “The Connection” From H&H Color Lab, September 2014

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    2 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
  • Facebook Advertising for Photographers – Setting Up Your Campaign

    Georgia McCabe
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    Check out this video from Georgia McCabe about using Facebook Advertising to help grow your photography business! Direct Link to Video   Video Transcript Hi everyone this is Georgia McCabe and today’s blog post is about Facebook advertising for photographers, and this is Part Two of the Facebook Advertising blog series. And I’m going to cover up how to setup your campaign, how to do a little bit of research, and a little technique, what we call split advertise testing.   So, the first thing I want to describe is that this is some basic fundamentals. With Facebook…
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    Free Photography Course, DSLR Lessons & Tips - Blog

  • Dusty Sensor Chips and How to Avoid the Problem

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    A reader and follower of FreePhotoCourse.com named Sarah sent an email to our general mailbox yesterday with a very good question.  We felt that our answer could be of value to all digital photographers with DSLR cameras, so we decided to post an extended "Tips" answer/article in our readers' forum and on this blog.So here it is!Sarah asked  "I just paid $120 to have my CMOS sensor chip cleaned because it was filled with microscopic dust and particles that were leaving translucent splotches on my pictures.  I've only had this particular DSLR for about 8 months and I…
  • Always Use the Fastest Shutter Speed?

    5 Aug 2013 | 5:16 pm
    A visitor to our site contacted us yesterday with an interesting question about shutter speed.  "Jim" is a newcomer to the DSLR world and is beginning to acquaint himself with manual exposure controls.  His question is logical, but he's missing an important piece of the puzzle.  Here is his question: "I'm a new Nikon SLR buyer and am in the process of studying and learning the ins and outs, and my question is:  Why not have your SLR set to 1/4000 all the time, what's the need to slower the shutter speed? Obviously I understand the purpose of slowing the…
  • Must Springtime Photography be about Flowers?

    15 May 2013 | 4:40 am
    Now that spring has FINALLY decided to stick around (we feel really sorry for the folks in the US northwest and midwest who had to deal with snow even as May settled-in) we thought we would revisit the idea of spring photography and what it means in terms of your subject matter.Nathan Anderson, one of our staff writers/photographers, decided to take his camera along on a spring photo shoot and see just what kinds of photo opp's he could find that exemplified spring.  Here's what he had to say about his photo day trip:"Well, first of all, it struck me as I began planning my day, that the…
  • The Dead of Winter

    24 Feb 2013 | 11:10 am
    As the Feb. 28 deadline nears for entries in our "Winter Magic 2013" photo contest, we've been busy reviewing loads of images that have been pouring in.  It's been a great experience seeing so many beautiful pictures.  Some of them are so spectacular and dramatic that even the winter haters among our team here at FreePhotoCourse.com, have grown to appreciate the beauty and majesty that God paints with his own brush...and yes, in all four seasons!We would like to thank all of the many casual and professional photographers who decided to participate and, being our very first contest,…
  • Spring Photo Opportunities

    25 Apr 2012 | 5:51 pm
    Spring Photo Opportunities No, this is not going to be a post about "cute cats", "cuddly little kittens" or "fabulous felines"!  But, looking at the photo, it's easy to understand why you might think that.  Despite all appearances, this blog post is actually an important reminder about looking for less obvious and more rewarding subjects when it comes to springtime photography.One of our photographers was scouting-out spring photo opportunities the other day, when something occurred to her that should be an important talking point for all photographers at this time of the…
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  • Subdomains, Domains, and Folders…..Oh My!

    Howard
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:33 am
    This is to let those who read, and hopefully enjoy, my blog know about an upcoming change. When I originally assembled my current website I placed my blog in a subdomain (it turns out this was not my wisest move).  That is why the URL for my website is www.howardgrill.com, while the URL for my blog is blog.howardgrill.com. Be that as it may, this type of setup is one that is not easily duplicated when going to a typical ‘prefab’ webhost.  This means the URL of my blog will change when I switch hosts. Poof….gone!  The same is true of all my email subscriptions and inward…
  • Squarespace – The Pros

    Howard
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    In my last post I mentioned that I had been looking for a template based web hosting service and that I had decided on  Squarespace after assessing all the variables I had mentioned. To recap what the important issues were for me: the ability to utilize a custom domain so that my URL could remain the same at least half a chance of being able to import my blog so as not to either lose all the posts, have to pay to have the blog hosted elsewhere, or to have to start from scratch be responsive….that is to say be optimized for mobile devices use no Flash allow for the storage and download of…
  • Choosing A Photography Website Host

    Howard
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    A number of weeks ago I posted that I was considering putting together a new website. There were several reasons, but two which were of paramount importance: when I initially coded my current website using Dreamweaver there was no concern about how people might view the site on mobile devices.  The situation is very different at the current time and, best I can tell, optimizing a site for display on mobile devices entails quite a bit of work. Because of he way my site is set up, it is quite an endeavor to add images and thus it has not been updated frequently at all.  I need a site that is…
  • Geometry

    Howard
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:51 am
    I have always enjoyed photographing objects, be they man made or natural, that have very distinctive lines, shapes, and patterns.  Recently, while in the Palouse, I had the opportunity to solidify this idea and make some photographs very focused on geometric shapes.  There are several that I took that I like quite a bit.  Perhaps they may be the start of a new photographic project? Farmhouse Door Copyright Howard Grill
  • Quick Quotes: Charlie Waite

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

    ispwp
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Jan Plachy, Vienna, Austria Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Vienna Wedding Date: June 28, 2014 Client Names: Benka & Rudko Real Wedding Description This wedding was great with great people. We became friends and family photographers, not only wedding photographers. Wedding Photographer Contact Information Jan Plachy | Vienna wedding photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Plachyphotography | Email: jan@janplachy.com | Phone: +00421903400300 Wedding Photographer Contact Information Jan Plachy | Vienna wedding photographer, ISPWP Member…
  • Real Wedding | Taiwan | Taipei Wedding Photographer Robbin Lee

    ispwp
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Robbin Lee, Taipei, Taiwan Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Taiwan Wedding Date: July 12, 2014 Client Names: Newyorkson & Anita Real Wedding Description This is the Taiwan traditional wedding, the bride hope to capture in my usual delicate style shooting, and afterwards by the photo memories of the day situations. Wedding Photographer Contact Information Robbin Lee | Taiwan wedding photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Robbin Lee Photography Studio | Email: robbin0919@gmail.com | Phone: +886987440157 Wedding Photographer Contact…
  • ISPWP Summer 2014 Wedding Photography Contest Results

    Joe Milton
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:49 pm
    The ISPWP is proud to announce the results of the Summer 2014 Wedding Photography Contest. Photo by Cristiano Ostinelli | Milan, Italy, Italy Wedding Photographer VIEW THE CONTEST RESULTS Congratulations to all ISPWP members who entered the contest and many thanks to our judges and prize providers. Look for an announcement soon for the Fall 2014 contest.
  • Real Wedding | France | France Wedding Photographer DavidOne

    ispwp
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Wedding Photographer: DavidOne, Chateau de Varennes, France Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: France Wedding Date: July 12, 2014 Client Names: Simone & Andrew Real Wedding Description An Australian wedding in France, at Château de Varennes. Simone & Andrew are living in Canada for their jobs, but they decided to marry in France, in Bourgogne. As they said in our first contact: “They have been together for 4.5 years and have spent the last 2.5 years living together in Africa. They were in the process of moving to Canada for work. They love fashion, art,…
  • Real Wedding | Washington | Renton Wedding Photographer Ben B. Nguyen

    ispwp
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Ben B. Nguyen, Renton, Washington Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Renton Wedding Date: July 20, 2014 Client Names: Laura & Johnathan Real Wedding Description Laura and Johnathan had a magical wedding named “Mid Summer Night’s Dream”. Every inch of the Manor was decorated in loving phrases, flowers, lawn games, and furnishings. She surprised her new husband with a brand new Harley Davidson and he got a her a red Siberian Husky. The entire event was flawlessly executed and they stayed calm and relaxed throughout the event.
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  • Off The Record: Rock and Soul

    Larry
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    Its time for another installment in my Off The Record Project and this time – its personal!  If you are new to the project, you can read more about it in the original Off The Record Post. Band Of Brothers I’ve always been a big fan of Hall and Oates.   They’ve had so many great albums, but my favorite will always be Rock and Soul Part 1.  I think I owned this album in LP, cassette and eventually DVD format – so I’m very familiar with the striking, graphical cover art.  These songs have always been on heavy rotation in the Lourcey cars, so it is not surprising…
  • Print Competition DVD Now Available

    Larry
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    Ready To Up Your Game? There is no question that photographic competitions are one of the best ways to improve your photography. The bad part is, there can be a bit of a learning curve. I’ve seen both sides of the process, both as someone who enters competitions and as someone who judges competitions. After several years of judging, I’ve noticed that new photographers tend to make the same mistakes over and over again. I put this video together to help you get a good start.  Basically, it is all the stuff that I wish I knew when I was starting out.  Trust me, if you watch these…
  • Off The Record: Adude Insane

    Larry
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Bowie Time The time has come to release another addition to my Off The Record project.  This time, we decided to take a crack at David Bowie’s iconic “Aladdin Sane” album cover from way back in 1973.  Brian Duffy’s original creation featured a startling portrait of makeup-clad Bowie in a version of his Ziggy Stardust persona. Seemed like a good one to work on! The Plan Aladdin Sane by Brian Duffy When I first started planning this series with my project partner Julie Spero, she told me she had the perfect person for a Bowie album cover.  Jeff is a friend of hers…
  • Off The Record: Les Adorables

    Larry
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The Next Album As we work our way through the Off The Record Project, I thought it was time to mix in a fairly modern album – a movie soundtrack actually.  While the Les Miserables soundtrack isn’t necessarily an “iconic” album, it is definitely a very recognizable cover.  On top of that, it is actually a pretty cool portrait. Trying to survive the Hurricane! The setup was pretty easy- light the model and hit her with some air to make the hair fly around.  Turns out it took a little more air than I had thought.  By the time things were finished, we had her mom…
  • Time To Smile

    Larry
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:37 pm
    It is that time of year! This year, our studio is once again participating in Celebration of Smiles- a promotion to raise money and awareness for Operation Smile.  The Professional Photographers of America have participated in this for the past several years and this will be our third Celebration. Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe.  $240 can help provide a cleft lip or cleft palate surgery. This surgery can change a child’s life forever and can take as few as 45 minutes. Contributions…
 
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  • Earning Smart with Stock Photography

    Pixpa
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Every business that’s ever thought of launching an online website, portfolio or simply publicizing their business, the following question has been most redundant: “Where can I find images that are free and easy to download, without the associated hassles of signing-up or paying?” As a photographer, you would know the answer lies in stock photography. Dissecting the ‘Stock’ of the Lot So you’ve got a great photograph of the Champs-Elysees taken towards dusk? But you don’t really know how, where or what to do with it? Well, there are others like you. The smart ones are putting…
  • In The Spotlight: Marian Hammond

    Pixpa
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    This week, Pixpa.com had the pleasure to interview Marian Hammond, an extremely versatile photographer and filmmaker, in our interview segment. Marian is the co-founder of a communication and marketing firm, Brink Communication and manages to follow her passion for photography in her free time. Her work captures varied genres and reflects the passion with which he pursues photography. Here’s knowing her in greater detail. 1.  How has your love for photography assisted you in your work at Brink Communications? I co-founded Brink three years ago to help clients create change for good. With…
  • Drones: Changing the Face of Photography?

    Pixpa
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    Over the past two decades, technology has changed our lives in multiple ways. The drones stand next in line to becoming an indispensable part of our lives. The use of drones or the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), seems inevitable in nearly all  spheres of human activity. The use of drones has taken photography to a whole new level and is expected to widen the scope further. Professionals and hobbyists, both are increasingly using drones for aerial photography. Drones  attached with high-end GoPro cameras, enable photography from heights that are beyond human reach. Here are five  uses of…
  • In The Spotlight: Photo Tantra

    Pixpa
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:37 am
    This week, we’re in conversation with Photo Tantra – a team of Indian wedding photographers. Photo Tantra was started by Vinayak and Snigdha in 2009. There’s been no looking back for them since. Today, they’re counted amongst India’s top five dream wedding photographers. Being a wedded couple themselves, Vinayak and Snigdha understand the enormity and diversity of the emotions behind a wedding ceremony. Photo Tantra provides vividly customised and personalised deliverables with a contemporary touch. Widely travelled as well, they’ve covered about two hundred and fifty weddings…
  • Getting Your Wedding Photography Pricing Right

    Pixpa
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:07 pm
    For wedding photographers, pricing is an integral component of their photography business plan. It is how they earn their bread and butter. Since apt wedding photography pricing and packaging will determine your costs, profits, taxes etc – it can be a daunting task at hand. Contrary to popular belief – the profession is not all about hanging out at a wedding venue, sipping fine wine, taking great photos and simply editing them. It’s an intensive activity that requires photographers to be on their toes forever. As such, it’s essential to save yourself the anguish of working at…
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  • Autumn in Denali

    Ron Niebrugge
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Denali National Park, Alaska. Turns out I have a bit of internet – here is a image from Denali National Park – got here just before last light last night.  
  • Heading North – Way North!

    Ron Niebrugge
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Caribou, Denali National Park, Alaska. Heading off for a week and a half, and likely won’t have much in the way of internet access.  Spending the night in Denali tonight, then off to Fairbanks where I join a friend to help him co-lead his photo tour into the Brooks Range for amazing landscapes and northern lights, then on to the coast for polar bears!  Should be a blast!  Here are the details:  Northern Lights and Polar Bear photo tour.
  • Seward Waterfront Campground

    Ron Niebrugge
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    Seward Waterfront Campground, Seward, Alaska. The campground along the waterfront last week – Seward, Alaska.
  • Bear Glacier Surfing

    Ron Niebrugge
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    Bear Glacier Lagoon, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. I can’t believe how much this place has changed in a month!  When we camped at Bear Glacier earlier this Summer, we kayaked along this stretch of river.  Back then it flowed entirely behind this berm and exited into the ocean almost a mile to the right of the frame.  But, after some substantial flooding last month, the river has breached the berm and now flows straight into the ocean. This change, has made a well know Alaska surfing spot even that much better!  I was there Saturday scouting for a client and watched head high…
  • Seward Alaska Aerial

    Ron Niebrugge
    7 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Seward, Alaska. Doing some recent scouting for a client means helicopter charter with the doors off – love it!  This is my home town of Seward, Alaska.
 
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  • A Photographers Guide to Visiting Yosemite

    Colby Brown
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    There are few places in the world that are as beautiful and inspiring as Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. When it comes to iconic locations that define a country such as the United States, it is hard not think of images of Half Dome or Yosemite Falls, both of which have been made famous over the years by photographers such as Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell that each helped define photography for their respective generations. The iconic Upper Yosemite Falls with early morning light While many people know that I grew up in the Bay Area, few actually know of…
  • An In-Depth Review of the Sony a7r

    Colby Brown
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    There is no doubt that Sony has the photo industry talking lately. While you can certainly purchase a very capable Canon, Nikon or Fuji camera, it is Sony that seems to be the most innovative these days, both in sensor and lens technology. So when Sony announced the a7 & a7r last year, I (like my of my colleagues) was intrigued, one could even say excited, with the notion of an affordable light weight, full frame mirror-less camera. Especially one that housed some of the same sensor technology that went into the popular Nikon D800e. But with this being 1st generation technology from Sony,…
  • Adobe Adds Multiple New Features to Photoshop CC (June 2014)

    Colby Brown
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:35 am
    When Adobe first moved to the subscription model, many photographers were up in arms about the new pricing structure. Among the complaints was the mindset that Adobe was just going to take our money and not provide any real benefits to the end user, even if this was against everything Adobe was saying. Part of the reason for the change from a product you could purchase outright in a store or a pure digital subscription model was the idea that the consistent forms of revenue for Adobe would free up its resources to be able to provide more timely updates to its software programs as well as add…
  • Spring 2014 Photography Contest/Giveaway

    Colby Brown
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    Spring is here and it is a time for rebirth and new beginnings. As a photographer this can have several important meanings from a simple shift in the seasons to a change in our mindset of what is to come for us in the coming year. To me it stands for the rebirth of mother nature. Between the wild flowers blooming to the increased flow of waterfalls around the world to specific animals awaking from hibernation…it is one of my favorite times of the year. This is why I am incredibly excited to announce my 2014 Spring Photography Contest. In an on going process to leverage the connections…
  • The Wonder of Australia

    Colby Brown
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:57 pm
    When it comes to bucket list locations around the world, I often hear other photographers mention Australia….the Land Down Under. Having explored the 6th largest country multiple times over the years I certainly understand why it is so sought after. Like Canada, much of the interior is full of vast empty spaces known as the “Outback” with the majority of the population of Australia living along the gorgeous coast line. While this generally means that travel times between locations in Oz can take a while, the country as a whole offers an incredibly diverse amount of…
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    Daily Ink: Behind the Lens - Chris Corradino Photography LLC

  • Photo Tutorial: Score Big! 6 Tips for Photographing High School Football

    Chris Corradino
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    It's back to school time and we're getting ever closer to the start of high school football season. If you've ever wondered how to best capture the intensity of this popular game, you'll find all the necessary tips and tricks here. Just because these aren't professional athletes doesn't mean they don't play hard. In fact, some of the best contests I've ever photographed were at the varsity level. Grab your camera and head to the sidelines.  Read the full tutorial here. 
  • Colors of the Empire State Building

    Chris Corradino
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    After a sunset shoot the other night, I came upon a beautiful view of the Empire State Building nestled between the buildings in Herald Square. There's actually a Twitter account which explains the reasons for the various color schemes on any given night. It read: "Tonight's colors: From bottom tier, green, blue, yellow sparkle (Finals weekend at the usopenNewYorkNewYorkCityNYC"  Camera details: This was taken handheld at 1/80, f4, ISO 5000 on the OMD E-M10. 
  • Dusk Without a Tripod

    Chris Corradino
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    Learning the rules of photography is essential to best determine when and where they can be broken. On this particular evening, I did not have my tripod. When the magic light moved in, it was just to good to pass up. The solution is not something I'd ordinarily recommend, but in a pinch, it works! First, I set the OMD-EM10's ISO extraordinarily high, all the way to 8000! Then, I used a pretty wide aperture of 3.5 and a shutter at 1/60th. Technically these settings were wrong. Ideally, I would not want such a high ISO as it introduces more noise. On the Olympus, it looks more like film…
  • Floating View of NYC

    Chris Corradino
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    Gondola rides may be best known for floating through the channels in Venice. Yet, we actually have them here in New York as well. The view can be quite lovely, especially closer to sun set. 
  • Summer Lives On in Central Park

    Chris Corradino
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:35 am
    You can never be sure just how much longer Summer will hang around. I take every opportunity to photograph the remaining flowers. This colorful scene may be quite different in just a few weeks. Perhaps one of the best ways I've heard this change of season described is in a John Mayer song."When autumn comes, it doesnt ask.  It just walks in, where it left you last. And you never know, when it startsUntil there's fog inside the glass around your summer heart."
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  • British Made Drawing Inks from Steuber's Salesman Sample collection Jim Linderman

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    British Made Drawing Inks from Steuber's Salesman Sample collection Jim Linderman
  • The Drawings of Basil Merrett (circa 1945) Collection Jim Linderman

    12 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Basil Merrett was institutionalized at Bethlem Royal Hospital in London as a psychiatric patient.  These drawings, each approximately 4" x 6" were done circa 1945-1950.  They are a sampling of the some 1,000 works he created of this size, each heavily filled with handwritten text on the reverse.  The work was created in series, each numbered, and included authors, musicians, religious images and prominent figures from history.  Basil Merrett Drawings Collection Jim LindermanBOOKS AND EBOOKS BY JIM LINDERMAN AVAILABLE HERE
  • Pictures from the BIG HEAD PARADE

    11 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    Pictures from the Big Head Parade.  Anonymous No Date Collection Jim LindermanThanks and a top "o" the big head to LL. 
  • Vintage Erotic Folk Art Carving Nude Sculpture

    9 Sep 2014 | 8:11 am
    Vintage Erotic Folk Art Carving Nude Sculpture Collection Jim Linderman
  • John and Teenuh Foster Exhibition at the Bonsack Gallery John Burroughs School

    8 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Abraham Lincoln anonymous circa 1940 Collection John and Teenah FosterA few of the striking objects from the collection of John and Teenuh Foster now on exhibit at the Bonsack Gallery, John Burroughs School in St. Louis.  The show runs from August 21 to October 15, 2014.John Foster taught in the Fine Arts Department at Burroughs for 11 years (1976 - 1987). It was then that he and his wife began what was to become an extraordinary art collection, now recognized nationally for its depth and focus. Beginning first with American folk art, the collection evolved over the years to include…
 
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  • Apply Today: PPA Kickstart Scholarship!

    15 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    As a professional photographer, you understand that continuing your education is imperative to stay competitive in today's changing landscape. Unfortunately, sometimes that education comes at a pretty high price--workshops can add up!Fortunately PPA is offering scholarships for four lucky members to take in all of the ideas of Imaging USA pre-con workshops! These are the classes that happen Thursday, Friday and Saturday leading up to the show in Nashville. No matter where you are in your career, there's a class for you. Dive into some business basics, or get new ideas with posing, lighting,…
  • Meet August's Benchmark Winner David H. Smith

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    At PPA, we know that photographers are always looking for business guides to help them stayprofitable. One tool provided by PPA that we often hear is useful for members is the Benchmark Survey! We've previously heard from June's winner Heather Sams, CPP and July's winner A. Michael Fletcher about why they find PPA's business guide, the Benchmark Survey, to be so helpful. But don't take our word for it; instead, take a look at what David. H. Smith of Phoenix, AZ has to say about it (he's the August winner!).David has nearly three decades of experience in photography. At his studio,…
  • Top 10 Blog Posts from The Week: 9/8-12

    11 Sep 2014 | 2:11 pm
    With the first full week of September under your belt, it can be easy to get caught up in the back-to-school crazy and miss out on some pretty awesome blogs from around the interwebs! Here are our top 10! Use Your Lack of Focus to Your AdvantagePHOTOGRAPHER'S LIKE SHINY THINGS: Ever feel a little distracted? Learn how to use it to your advantage with this great article by Jeffrey Shaw (he was one of the speakers at Imaging USA 2014) and the Huffington Post. If you can keep your focus until the end, you'll be sure to learn to leverage your wandering mind! I Am Not A Wildlife…
  • Imaging USA: Discover Opryland!

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    We're headed to Nashville, y'all! Join us for Imaging USA 2015 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort February 1 - 3. Now, we'd like to think the Gaylord Orpyland is pretty awesome, but instead of telling you about all of it's amazing features, we'd rather just show you! Meet John, he'll be your guide on this whirlwind tour of our 2015 home! Once you're done checking out the video, visit imagingusa.org/register to get signed up with an All Access pass! We can't wait to see you there!
  • PPA Settles Litigation With Google

    5 Sep 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Read the official statement in full below:Professional Photographers of America and Other Photographic Associations Settle Litigation With GoogleAgreement ends four years of litigation over the inclusion of visual works in Google Books  NEW YORK, NY - Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and a group of photographers, visual artists and affiliated associations have reached a settlement with Google in a lawsuit over copyrighted material in Google Books. The parties are pleased to have reached a settlement that benefits everyone and includes funding for the PLUS Coalition, a…
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  • Professional Car Shoots Can Be Easy

    ferry
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/CIAS_2013_-_Honda_Urban_SUV_Concept_(8514701860).jpg Since becoming a freelance photographer, I have been called on many jobs that have been keeping me busy.  While most are quite enjoyable, one that really stands out is a photo shoot that I did for an SUV show.  While I have heard of classic car shows, the idea of a SUV show intrigued me so I quickly accepted.  Much to my surprise, there were many sport utility vehicle enthusiasts on hand showing their support.  I was able to enjoy the camaraderie and met plenty new…
  • The Challenges Of Photographing A Hunter

    ferry
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    I was recently contacted by a man who runs his own business as a hunting guide. Together with a friend they take small groups of people, usually teenagers, into the wilderness for weekend trips to initiate them into camping and wilderness life but in particular showing them how to hunt. They have been doing this for some time and have developed a small niche providing services to schools for underprivileged teenagers. They will take a group of 2 or 3 teenagers into an environment they have never seen before. It’s an extraordinary process. Some of these teenagers have spent their…
  • Amazing Vacation in St. Croix!

    ferry
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Now, I know what you must be thinking: “Where the hell did Jake get the money to be going on exotic vacations?” Ha! I didn’t… though I probably shouldn’t be laughing … One of my best friends got married in St. Croix last week and he asked me to shoot his wedding! Congrats Charlie! I felt pretty damn honoured. He and his wife kindly offered to cover my expenses for the trip down, and pay for my services too! Even though I totally would have done it for free. So I was basically paid to have an amazing time in St. Croix with my friends. Pretty sweet if you ask me. The…
  • Budget Diaries: The Hard Truth

    ferry
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    When I left my corporate job behind, I left the luxury and dependability of a monthly pay-check behind too. Even though I’m 100% confident that I have enough money saved up to be able to tide me over until I have a consistent work-flow, I’ve had to be extremely mindful of my budget and I’m still trying to save wherever I can. Even though I am a bit hard-headed I have to acknowledge that some people know more about certain things than I do. While it may not be as glamorous as travelling the world, photographing supermodels and working on your own time, some really great people work in…
  • My First Real Gig! Shooting Interiors

    ferry
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    When I told my mom I was quitting my job to be a photographer she looked at me like I was crazy. She legit looked like she was about to slap some sense into me. She asked me if I was sure, and asked if I had saved enough money to hold me over if I didn’t get any work. I assured her I had thought this through. I am a grown man after all. After a long lecture, she finally gave me her blessing. Phew! She must have really believed in me, because thanks to my mom, I’m now officially a freelance photographer! Apparently one of her close friends runs an interior design firm and needed a…
 
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    Tangents Blog

  • photography book: Lighting & Design Portrait Photography

    Neil vN
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    My latest book is now available for pre-order! Lighting & Design for Portrait PhotographyA follow-up of sorts to Direction & Quality of Light, this new book is available for pre-order on Amazon now. It’s a slightly eclectic mix, showing and discussing the thought-process with portraits. The examples use available light, bounce flash, off-camera flash as well as studio lighting. The idea is that in every one of the 60 sections, there is something to be learnt and applied, regardless of your level as a photographer or where you shoot. Some of the material has appeared on…
  • wedding photography – macro photography: options and alternatives

    Neil vN
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    wedding photography – macro photography: options and alternatives With wedding photography, I mostly use a macro lens just for detail images at the bride’s place – rings & jewelry. I do use a macro lens for detail photos of the rings. However, during the early part of the day at the bride’s place, I try to bring as little equipment as possible. Then carrying a macro lens for just a few detail images might just add too much bulk to the shoulder bag. Also, if your budget is constrained, then it might seem a bit much to spend that much money for a lens that will see…
  • what else is in your camera bag?

    Neil vN
    6 Sep 2014 | 7:41 pm
    non-photography goodies in my camera bag / roller case Work as a wedding photographer isn’t just about taking photographs of key moments, or about the photo gear. Often enough it is up to you as the wedding photographer to help guide the day’s time-line and flow, and also just to help.  For me, wedding photography isn’t just a passively observed event where I take photographs. And if you shoot with a photo-journalistic style in mind, it doesn’t mean you have to remain uninvolved.  I’m there to record the day’s events, but also to help, if necessary,…
  • I attended a wedding!

    Neil vN
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    Angie & Johan’s wedding – One & Only, Cape Town I attended a wedding! You may well laugh at that, but at 500+ weddings deep, this was the first wedding that I attended as a guest in about 20 years now. Angie, who I’ve been friends with for more than 20 years, invited me  to her wedding in Cape Town. And you know wh