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  • Globe photos of the month: July, 2015

    Big Picture
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
    Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including the Fourth of July celebration, the summer heat wave, the NASCAR Sprint Cup in Loudon, N.H., and the start of the Patriots’ training camp. -- By Lloyd YoungChildren played in the fountain near the Christian Science Center in Boston. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
  • Photos of the Week: 7/25-7/31 (35 photos)

    The Atlantic Photo
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    An alpenhorn performance in Switzerland, a portrait of Vladimir Putin made of spent ammunition from Ukraine, fireworks in North Korea, Prince Charles surprised by an eagle, wildfire in California, protests in the Philippines and Turkey, a sunset in Crimea, and much more. A young seal looks out of a box on the island of Juist, Germany, on July 28, 2015, before being released. The seals were reintroduced into the wild from a breeding station in Norddeich on the German coast. (Carmen Jaspersen / AFP / Getty)
  • Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 LM WR real-world samples

    Digital Photography Review
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Fujifilm announced the XF 90mm F2 in May, adding a 137mm equiv. focal length to its X-system's arsenal. We've been spending some quality time outdoors with the 90mm, take a look at how it performs against real-world subjects. Read more
  • This One Teen Was Behind Two Major Drone Stories

    PetaPixel
    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    2 Aug 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Austin Haughwout has a knack for getting drones featured in news stories… and usually not in a positive light. The 18-year-old’s name first appeared here back in 2014 when he captured viral video of himself getting attacked by a woman on a beach. She claimed that he was being a “pervert” and was using his camera drone to photograph girls in bikinis. Here’s the video that was shared across the Internet and in many news articles: Back in March, it was reported that the woman may have her charges cleared through an “accelerated rehab” program. Before the…
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    2 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am
    I have had a lot going on lately.  Wow it’s been […] The post Reinstated appeared first on ShootTokyo.
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  • This One Teen Was Behind Two Major Drone Stories

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    2 Aug 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Austin Haughwout has a knack for getting drones featured in news stories… and usually not in a positive light. The 18-year-old’s name first appeared here back in 2014 when he captured viral video of himself getting attacked by a woman on a beach. She claimed that he was being a “pervert” and was using his camera drone to photograph girls in bikinis. Here’s the video that was shared across the Internet and in many news articles: Back in March, it was reported that the woman may have her charges cleared through an “accelerated rehab” program. Before the…
  • KFC Has Created a Fried Chicken Bucket That Doubles as an Instant Photo Printer

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    2 Aug 2015 | 2:18 pm
    To celebrate 60 years in Canada, KFC created a new bucket for fried chicken that doubles as an instant photo printer. The “Memories Bucket” is a new high-tech, limited-edition bucket that helps you print your memories on the go as you’re creating them with friends. While specs of the device are sparse, the functionality is extremely simple — it’s just a standard instant photo printer that’s bucket shaped. First, snap a photograph. Next, power up the Memory Bucket by pressing the on/off button. Once the printer is on, you select your photo and send it to the…
  • 5 Photoshop Tricks You (Probably) Don’t Know

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:12 pm
    The Photoshop Training Channel published this great 9-minute video with 5 useful Photoshop tricks that the majority of casual Photoshop users probably have never learned before. Here’s a quick overview of the different tricks and techniques shared in the video (watch the video above for details on how to use them and for examples of what they do). #1: Advanced blending options Uncheck “Transparency Shapes Layer” in the Layer Styles panel to make pixels blend differently when using blending options. #2: Precise lens flare You can bring up a special “Precise Flare…
  • This is a Stereograph Photo Viewer from 1896

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Australian toy photographer Ray of ToyShoots recently purchased this old school stereoscope that was apparently manufactured in 1896. It’s the device people used to view stereoscopic photos as one 3D image (the View-Master, which was released in 1936, is also a stereoscope). On one side of the device are two lenses to look through, and on the other end is a holder for side-by-side stereoscopic cards. When you look through the lenses, the two photos appear to be a single 3D photograph: Ray tells us that he picked up this old stereoscope when he found a couple on eBay that was selling…
  • Portraits of Babies in Camera Bags

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:34 am
    When photographer Alessandro Della Bella‘s son Claudio was born in December 2014, he shared the happy news of the new family member by shooting a picture of Claudio sleeping in the main compartment of his camera bag. Photojournalist Tom Pennington shared a similar photograph several years ago. It’s a shot that has been shared in photography forums over the years: When photographer Drake Busch photographed his baby Grayson, he not only placed Grayson in a camera bag… …but he gave Grayson a photographer press access pass as well! If you’re a photographer, a new…
 
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    The Atlantic Photo

  • Photos of the Week: 7/25-7/31 (35 photos)

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    An alpenhorn performance in Switzerland, a portrait of Vladimir Putin made of spent ammunition from Ukraine, fireworks in North Korea, Prince Charles surprised by an eagle, wildfire in California, protests in the Philippines and Turkey, a sunset in Crimea, and much more. A young seal looks out of a box on the island of Juist, Germany, on July 28, 2015, before being released. The seals were reintroduced into the wild from a breeding station in Norddeich on the German coast. (Carmen Jaspersen / AFP / Getty)
  • The Abandoned Fishing Village of Houtouwan (18 photos)

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:22 am
    On Shengshan Island, east of Shanghai, China, only a handful of people still live in a village that was once home to more than 2,000 fishermen. Every day hundreds of tourists visit Houtouwan, making their way on narrow footpaths past crumbling houses overtaken by vegetation. The remote village, on one of more than 400 islands in the Shengsi archipelago, was abandoned in the early 1990s as residents moved away, aiming to leave problems with education and food delivery behind them. Reuters photographer Damir Sagolj recently paid a visit to Houtouwan, returning with these images. Plants grow on…
  • Nepal, Three Months After the Earthquakes (29 photos)

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    Three months have now passed since massive twin earthquakes struck Nepal, killing more than 8,800 people, injuring more than 22,000, flattening nearly 600,000 homes, and leaving millions still in need of food, clean water and adequate shelter. Though residents are working to return to their normal lives, Nepal is still reeling from the disasters in April and May. The World Bank announced in June that it will provide up to 500 million dollars for reconstruction. Today, months after the quakes, nearly 3 million survivors, many in mountainous, hard-to-reach areas, still need urgent help,…
  • The Flying Machines of Flugtag (25 photos)

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    Since 1992, Red Bull has been organizing Flugtag (“flying day”) events around the world, where participants build and pilot homemade flying machines off a 28-foot-high flight deck above a body of water. Entries are judged for distance, creativity, and showmanship. The aerodynamic qualities of many of the creatively built aircraft are questionable, and most do not so much fly as... plummet. In 2013, the team “The Chicken Whisperers” set a distance record of  258 feet (78.64 meters) in Long Beach, California. Gathered here are images of Flugtag events over the past…
  • Photos of the Week: 7/18-7/24 (35 photos)

    24 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    An embrace in a Kenyan village, a purification rite on a Japanese shore, Swan Upping in England, tragedy in southern Turkey, a kangaroo hopping through a frosty field in Australia, South Korea’s longest water slide ever, Hellsing cosplay in Brazil, naked tree-hugging in Berkeley, California, a rocket launch in Kazakhstan, and much more. A British comedian known as Lee Nelson (unseen) throws banknotes at FIFA President Sepp Blatter as he arrives for a news conference after the extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee Meeting at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, on July 20,…
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    Big Picture

  • Flying over surf and sands on Cape Cod

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:34 pm
    During the season of crowded beaches on Cape Cod, photographer David L. Ryan provides a visual respite of the shoreline during an assignment in a fixed-wing Cessna. Although familiar with shooting from the air, he often flies in helicopters that can fly lower to the ground and provide more stability and control for the photographer. On this summer afternoon, he captured a unique and stunning look from above of where land and sea meet off the town of Chatham. Seals congregate on a sandbar off the coast of Chatham. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
  • Globe photos of the month: July, 2015

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
    Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including the Fourth of July celebration, the summer heat wave, the NASCAR Sprint Cup in Loudon, N.H., and the start of the Patriots’ training camp. -- By Lloyd YoungChildren played in the fountain near the Christian Science Center in Boston. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
  • 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:09 am
    This week, Los Angeles is hosting the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. About 6,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 165 nations are competing throughout the city in the largest event LA has hosted since the 1984 Olympics. “These games will change the lives of people around the world who are mistreated and excluded because they’re ‘different,’” said Patrick McClenahan, president and CEO of LA2015. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelFireworks explode over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during the 2015 Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony, July 25. (ROBYN…
  • Obama’s ancestral home

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:16 pm
    US President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month. His ancestral home of Kogelo is home to Sarah Hussein Obama, his step-grandmother. The Kenyan village, burial place of Obama’s father, features an open-pit goldmine, a pork butcher, and school named after their most famous son. -- By ReutersA boy plays during breaktime at the Senator Obama primary school in the village of Kogelo, west of Kenya's capital of Nairobi on July 16. US President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month. (Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)
  • Cuba’s moment of transition

    20 Jul 2015 | 1:43 pm
    The United States and Cuba restored diplomatic relations today, beginning a new post-Cold War era. Earlier this summer, photographer Suzanne Kreiter traveled back to Cuba, 21 years after her first visit there for The Boston Globe. This rare moment of transition, as diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States resume, provides an opportunity to see old and new Cuba, past and future, through the same lens. Get the full multimedia experience and see what Cuba was like 21 years ago . Restored cars, many with Japanese engines, line up in front of the old Capitol building waiting for…
 
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    Digital Photography Review

  • Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 LM WR real-world samples

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Fujifilm announced the XF 90mm F2 in May, adding a 137mm equiv. focal length to its X-system's arsenal. We've been spending some quality time outdoors with the 90mm, take a look at how it performs against real-world subjects. Read more
  • Readers' Showcase: Sarnim Dean

    1 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Born and raised in New Zealand, DPR reader Sarnim Dean has been surrounded his whole life by wildlife and landscapes many of us only dream of visiting. He explores the country on his mountain bike and with his camera. Take a look at some of his images and find out more about him in our Q&A. See gallery
  • On the fly: SeattlePI.com photographer captures Blue Angels from the air

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    The Blue Angels announced their arrival in Seattle this week as they usually do - suddenly, and with a lot of noise. While we've been able to catch glimpses of them flying over from our office windows, as they prepare for a local maritime festival. But our view is nothing like the view SeattlePI.com photographer Josh Trujillo had during their flyby yesterday afternoon. Read more
  • Quick Review: PhotoKeeper

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    PhotoKeeper aims to provide photographers with safe cloud storage and easy access to their images from anywhere. While there's no shortage of websites providing free storage for photos, PhotoKeeper goes beyond the standard offerings and tailors its product to photographers. Are its features worth the price? Read review
  • Samsung starts mass-production of thinner 16MP sensor with 1.0μm Pixels

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:54 am
    Samsung has announced the start of mass-production of its S5K3P3 image sensor for mobile devices. The new chip is 20 percent thinner than previous generations. At under 5mm thickness, the new sensor can be used in ultra-thin smartphones without creating the protruding camera modules we've seen on some of the latest Samsung Galaxy models. Read more
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  • Roberto Valenzuela was awesome on “The Grid” (but the rest of us…well…)

    Scott Kelby
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    Some are calling it our best episode ever. I was getting texts during the first 20 minutes or so saying the same thing, but I have to tell you, the first 20 minutes are…well…I’m not sure what it was, but there was a lot of laughing (and dating tips). I think it must have been something in the water (or in Brad’s beard) that kind of took the train off the tracks for a while, but we eventually pulled it together and Roberto shared some really great stuff — he was really awesome. Our topic was based on my blog post from Monday called “If you were only allowed 10 pieces of…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    How Do I Do That In Lightroom? eBook Giveaway! You saw it announced here earlier this week… Now it’s time to give some away! Leave a comment for your chance to win one of three free How Do I Do That In Lightroom? eBooks from Scott Kelby! What’s that? We have three free The Headshot by Peter Hurley eBooks as well? Great! Leave a comment for your chance to win one of these too! Photoshop World Photoshop World is right around the corner! If you’re in the Las Vegas area and want to swing on by, we’d love to see you. You can still get FREE Expo Only passes by…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Brad Moore!

    Brad Moore
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    Not Every Shoot Is A Winner Here’s the scenario: You go do a shoot, download the images, go through the take, pick the keepers, do your editing, and deliver the shots. The client loves them… But you don’t. They’re okay, but they don’t quite send you to your happy place. Sound familiar? If it does, I have some good news for you. You’re not alone. Is there anything wrong with this shot? Not technically, but it’s not winning any awards. I would guess that most photographers go through this, even the best ones. No matter how much we try to make the best possible images we…
  • My New Lightroom Book Is Very Different Than My Other Lightroom Book

    Scott Kelby
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi Gang: The video above kind of explains what the book is about, but I thought I’d take 30-seconds to define both, so you know which one is for you (and, of course, I’m hoping one of them is for you. And your friends. And family. And strangers you meet on the street. Etc.). My existing Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers It’s designed to teach you Lightroom from the ground up, and its focus is on workflow, and teaching you all the awesome stuff that Lightroom does so you can fall in love with it like about a bazillion photographers around the world already have. Here are the links…
  • If you were only allowed to have 10 pieces of photographic gear, what would they be?

    Scott Kelby
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    …that was a question posted on my Facebook page by Are Knudsen, a photographer from Norway. Why the question? Well, I kicked off a new monthly Q&A column in Shutterbug magazine a few months ago (they named it “Ask a Pro”), but essentially I answer questions posed by Shutterbug’s readers along with questions I get throughout the month on my blog or social media, and the column has been a lot of fun for me (and I’ve been a reader of Shutterbug for many years, so it’s also really a kick to be in their pages). As I was working on the latest installment, I…
 
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  • Reinstated

    Dave
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am
    I have had a lot going on lately.  Wow it’s been […] The post Reinstated appeared first on ShootTokyo.
  • Clearing my head

    Dave
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:15 am
    I have been getting home super late at night for the pa […] The post Clearing my head appeared first on ShootTokyo.
  • For the next 21 days

    Dave
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:42 am
    I’m back in Tokyo after a short trip to Manila.   […] The post For the next 21 days appeared first on ShootTokyo.
  • 5 Cities

    Dave
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:02 am
    I have been in 5 cities in the past four weeks; Singapo […] The post 5 Cities appeared first on ShootTokyo.
  • New York City Monochrom

    Dave
    31 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    Here is a series of New York City Monochrom images from […] The post New York City Monochrom appeared first on ShootTokyo.
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    Advancing Your Photography

  • DIY Fig Rig DSLR stabilizer

    tyler
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:45 am
        DIY Fig Rig Follow along with us in our newest video to learn how to make a Fig Rig out of PVC Pipe. This will help enhance your shots by providing stabilization! The post DIY Fig Rig DSLR stabilizer appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • AYP Photo Contest Week 2 Winner!

    tyler
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Photo by Anshun He The winner of our week two photo contest is Anshun He – The World is Your Oyster. Check out the new theme, abstract, here. The post AYP Photo Contest Week 2 Winner! appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Adobe Lightroom Basics: EP. 3 – Cropping and Straightening

    tyler
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:57 am
    Cropping and Straightening with Lightroom In this video, Jackie goes over the different ways to crop and straighten an image in Lightroom. The post Adobe Lightroom Basics: EP. 3 – Cropping and Straightening appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Photo Contest Week 1 Winner!

    tyler
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:37 am
    Photo by José Moreira – Aligned with the Sun Hey guys! We are revealing the winner and runner-ups of the Week 1 photo contest! Week 2 of the contest has started…the theme is Nighttime. We’d love to see your images! Have fun shooting! The post Photo Contest Week 1 Winner! appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Photography in the Art of Life: Photography Tutorial Ep.1

    tyler
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:20 am
    The four stages of photography Marc Silber talks about how to become a GREAT photographer, moving through the 4 stages of photography, getting better and better as you go. He gives you some simple steps you can follow right now to advance your photography. Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1V4Q2Kf B&H Photo: Photography Deals of week http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Pho… The post Photography in the Art of Life: Photography Tutorial Ep.1 appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
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    Thomas Hawk

  • Cable TV is So Broken, Can Apple and Google Save Us All?

    Thomas Hawk
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Billionaire Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Last night I spent a frustrating hour trying to cancel Showtime with Comcast, my current cable TV provider. I could not find (nor is there) any way to cancel any Comcast service online and their customer service department was closed. Finally I was able to get chatty with one of those chatbots online who confirmed to me that there is simply no way to cancel Showtime on Comcast without speaking with a human representative. Even though the chatbot convinced me they were a human, they were not allowed to cancel it for me and I would need to try again…
  • Flickr Brings Back Pro

    Thomas Hawk
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:29 am
    “It’s about time we started to take photography seriously and treat it as a hobby.” Elliott Erwitt “Hell hath no fury like that of a ‘professional’ photographer scorned.” Thomas Hawk A few years ago, shortly after Marissa Mayer joined Yahoo, Flickr did away with their paid pro account. Existing pros could keep this distinction (and pay for it) and were grandfathered, but new pro accounts could not be opened. Announcing that decision Mayer took a bunch of heat for suggesting that there really wasn’t much of a distinction between professional and…
  • Allen & Company Media Conference, 2015 — Sun Valley, ID

    Thomas Hawk
    12 Jul 2015 | 9:44 pm
    I published I set of 247 billionaires and media moguls from last week’s Allen & Company Media Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. You can see the entire set here.
  • ANKR $25 for Piece of Mind

    Thomas Hawk
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    I just installed an ANKR in my camera bag. Over the past 10 years I’ve had this reoccurring dream about my camera gear and my backpack being stolen. I’ve actually had two cameras stolen over the years unfortunately. When you use your camera every day like I do, it’s a hazard to have to deal with. My friend Trey Ratcliff was jacked of his camera bag earlier this year. So I was very pleased to learn about ANKR. ANKR is a new product that alerts you when you become separated from your gear. The ANKR itself is super small, not much thicker than a quarter. I hid mine in a hidden…
  • Ads on Social Networks Suck. ello.co — San Francisco, CA

    Thomas Hawk
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Are you on Ello yet? If not you are missing out on the best photography community on the web right now. It’s a wonderful ad-free social network where your photos are published *BIG* like they are meant to be seen. Some truly amazing photographers are publishing some truly amazing work there right now. This is some Ello street art I photographed out on 7th street earlier today. Come check it out and let’s be friends there too. You can find me at Ello here: http://ello.co/thomashawk
 
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  • Sunday Morning Reflections - On the Value of Passion

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:59 am
    It's a typical Sunday morning. The house is quiet with just the ticking of an analog clock in my office and Molly sleeping at my feet. The day is starting off slightly tarnished with a gray sunrise after two weeks of rain in south Florida. Nevertheless, I love this time of day. Nothing beats blocking out a little time just for yourself.  I can let my mind and my keyboard go any place I want. There are no interruptions, just my thought process and me. It's so important to isolate moments to just kick back and let your mind wander.  I've talked before about some of the books…
  • Listening to Your Critics

    1 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    © esthermm "People will always find something in your work to argue with. Get used to being humbled, shutting out the noise, second-guessing yourself, and realizing that one of out of six times those cretins are right."Lena Dunham On the weekends, I always step away a little from the usual business and marketing posts or sharing technique content from other artists and manufacturers. I found the quote above recently, and it was just too long to shorten and share on Twitter.Here's the point - listen to everybody's opinions on your work, your business and here and there on your life. Then,…
  • Your Business Heading Into the Fall

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:58 am
    © irabel8It's Friday, and as we head into the weekend the last month of summer is about to start. It's the perfect time to think about the potential for sales in the fall and your ability to take full advantage of the wonderful chaos that comes with an increase in business. There's an old saying that goes something like this, "Nobody ever learned to sail on smooth seas!"I realize it's pretty obvious and almost trite, but as we get closer to the last quarter of the year and the industry's only major seasonality, the perfect storm is headed your way. What are you doing to make the…
  • Throwback Thursday - A Classic Moment

    30 Jul 2015 | 2:57 am
    This is one of the toughest ones to share, but it sure makes the point about Throwback images. The year is 2007. The year before Graphi Studio had an idea. Every year there would be four photographers chosen to document the WPPI event and put together an album of their images. What and who they photographed was left entirely up to them. The whole idea was to tell the story of the convention through their eyes. Essentially it was A Day in the Life of WPPI.For the 2007 show the photographers chosen were Catherine Hall, Jim Garner, Calvin Hayes and Victor Sizemore. Graphi did the editing…
  • Customer Service - When It's Done Right

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:42 am
    © Ivelin Radkov Now and then there's a company that comes along that gives such amazing service they deserve to be talked about. Here's the short scenario that happened yesterday with Bed Bath & Beyond along with six points to help you bring your customer service to their level.Sheila put a relatively new bedspread into the dryer with a Woolite dry cleaning sheet. She's done it a hundred times, and the pattern ran. I went on line found the same bedspread and ordered it for pick up at the store. We packaged up the damaged spread, pillows, etc. and took it back. I didn't have my…
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    Stuck in Customs

  • Walking Near The Barn at Lake Hayes

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    The Huffington Post Article HuffPo published an article all about the upcoming Photo Walks — I did a little interview with them you may enjoy! Again, go here for more: tour.treyratcliff.com From the Autumn Photo Adventure I took this photo with our group during the amazing photo adventure a few months ago. Be sure to check out our Photo Adventures page to see if there is anything coming up! Daily Photo – Walking Near The Barn at Lake Hayes This is the little path that runs in front of my friend’s little cottage you can rent along Lake Hayes. It’s about 10 minutes from my house and…
  • New Presets for August! Get them while they’re hot!

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    New Presets! Every month new presets come out and are half price just for 24 hours to reward those of you hardcore lovers of it that keep coming back! Thanks so much! Pop on over to the Stuck in Customs Store to find out more! What’s in Trey’s Bag? New and updated! I also updated the Camera Equipment page that lists out my stuffola. Daily Photo – The View From the Top of the Bar This is the bar atop the Burj Al Arab, which styles itself as the world’s only 7-star hotel. This bar itself is really cool because it juts way out of the hotel and looks like it would be almost…
  • SuWeeet! Up on Product Hunt!

    Trey Ratcliff
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:57 pm
    SuWeeet! Up on Product Hunt! We JUST hit this awesome site called “Product Hunt“, where they feature just a few products per day. This site is actually a guilty pleasure of mine, and I go there every day to find cool stuff! It’s a place you can upvote things you like for the day. Our new Everyday Messenger Bag from Kickstarter just hit there, so the whole team is quite excited. And, you’ll love this site… a TREMENDOUS time-waster that you’ll enjoy as much as I do!
  • Clouds Over Vietnam

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Some silly video from Vietnam In case you missed it, here’s Robot Trey on Snapchat (treyratcliff) after landing. Daily Photo – Clouds Over Vietnam Here’s a photo I got out of the airplane window when flying from Ho Chih Minh city to Phu Quoc. As you can see, the sky was pretty crazy, and these are some of my favorite (and quite rare) light situations! I started shooting casually with my RX100, but then when things really started hotting up, I decided to go for the big A7r! Clouds Over Vietnam Tweet m Photo Information Date Taken CameraDSC-RX100M3 Camera MakeSony Exposure Time1/160…
  • Walking Around the Glacier

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Interview with Scoble See more about the bag on Kickstarter! This was a quick flash interview I did with Robert Scoble in San Francisco… very fun. Be sure to follow Robert over on Facebook too! We’re editing together video now Stu and I got a ton of footage down south here… the team is editing it together right now! Daily Photo – Walking Around the Glacier On another daily hike to the glacier, I came around the bend to see this. Besides the massive nature of the ice wall, I think one of my favorite parts might be those soft-looking giant marshmallows of snow along the bottom.
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  • Post Processing Talk [IP 134]

    Darin Mellor
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:39 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Darin, Jeff, & Nick tackle Listener Questions of the Week & dive into talking shop about post processing. Things get noisy as the three discuss possible alternatives to Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom. Windows 10 is here, what are our thoughts? Lastly the three amigos do their 5-Min-Round Robin Segments aimed to help you improve your photography skills. What’s in this episode: Jeff’s recommended way of checking your shutter count on Canon. – Disclaimer…
  • Photo Taco – Shooting Meteor Showers

    Jeff Harmon
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:36 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Nick Page shares his tips on how to shoot a meteor shower The post Photo Taco – Shooting Meteor Showers appeared first on Improve Photography.
  • Portraits to Weddings w/ Ricky Stern [PS 20]

    Darin Mellor
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Erica, Nick, & Darin chat with the AMAZINGLY TALENTED & EXTREMELY ENTERTAINING Ricky Stern. The four discuss the steps Ricky took to get into photography, where he now, and his thoughts on Portrait Photography as a career. Is there a future in Portrait Photography? – Tune in to find out! What’s in this episode: What Ricky did before he became the preeminent photographer in Miami, Florida. Do you need to be an assistant before getting into serious Portrait or…
  • 10 Tips for Shooting Wide-Angle

    Jeremiah Gilbert
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:37 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Shooting wide angle lenses can be tricky, here are 10 tips on how to make your wide shots great! I shoot wide-angle a lot. When I travel, this is the lens I use 90% of the time. I love to use it for landscape and architecture, and even use it sometimes for street photography. It provides a look that I simply cannot achieve with other lenses. However, it is a lens that takes some getting used to. First up, what is wide-angle? Simply put, it is any focal length equivalent to 35mm…
  • Photo Taco – Giving Up The RAW

    Jeff Harmon
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:45 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jeff Harmon provides information photographers can send clients to for educating them on RAW files and what it means to ask for them as part of a paid shoot. The post Photo Taco – Giving Up The RAW appeared first on Improve Photography.
 
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    TWIP

  • The Candid Frame 285 – Magdalena Sole

    Ibarionex Perello
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:45 pm
    The culture of the Mississippi Delta is a wealthy one. Just as its land has been a rich source for cotton and soybean, the people of the Delta have been ripe for stories, both written and visual. Whether it’s William Faulkner with a typewriter or William Eggleston with his camera, each artist has proven the […] The post The Candid Frame 285 – Magdalena Sole appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP 423 – Learning Photography – Paper vs Pixels

    Bruce
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
    This week, Rick Sammon & Darlene Hildebrandt join us to talk about learning photography. There are more ways to learn photography than ever before, which is great, but it can also be paralyzingly confusing. What’s the best way to learn this stuff, and how do you get “good”? The post TWiP 423 – Learning Photography – Paper vs Pixels appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Street Focus 45 – Q&A and Street Challenge

    Valerie
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    Today my guest and I answer questions whether or not making eye contact is still street photography, how to gain more recognition and more! The post Street Focus 45 – Q&A and Street Challenge appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TheFIX 024: Photographing the Stars with David Marx

    Jan
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Night Photography and Processing Photos of the Stars in this episode of TheFIX Learn how to shoot the night sky, and how to process photographs of crisp stars and swirling star trails with landscape photographer David Marx. Links mentioned in this episode: David Marx’s website Starstax software for processing star trail photography Photographs by David […] The post TheFIX 024: Photographing the Stars with David Marx appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP Family 010: Valerie Jardin on the Power of Limitations

    Jenny
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:12 am
    This episode is an interview with TWiP's very own Valerie Jardin. These days she hosts Street Focus but did you know she got her first camera to photograph wolves? Valerie talks about her beloved Fuji x100s and her favorite photos of her kids in Paris. The post TWiP Family 010: Valerie Jardin on the Power of Limitations appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • Think Tank Photo wants to give your camera bag some personality with its new Roller Flair Kits

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:16 pm
    If you feel your camera bag has been lacking personality, Think Tank Photo has a new roller camera bag accessory that might just make your day. Think Tank is calling them Roller Flair Kits, colorful components for Think Tanks’s Roller camera bags that come in green, red, orange and blue. You can choose all one color for the included components or mix and match for a custom look; great for those times when you want to show a little love for your alma mater or favorite sports team. Roller Flair Kits are available for $35 on... (read more)
  • This is interesting: Sony is closing its online US store on August 28th!

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:30 pm
    In an era where many camera makers seem focused on driving more sales directly to their own online stores rather than through dealers, Sony has announced that at 1pm PST on August 28th, its online US store will no longer take orders. Instead of selling products directly, Sony will instead have a ‘new’ and ‘exciting’ product website that will direct consumers to authorized retailers, where you can then purchase your gear. In an email sent to customers and announcement on its site Sony gave zero reason for the closure. Instead, they simply warned consumers to... (read…
  • Snorkel or Scuba vacation? Time for an underwater housing! (WARNING - Addictive!)

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:20 pm
        Do you have a vacation trip planned, with an opportunity to go snorkeling or scuba diving? You don't have to be an accomplished diver; if you're a decent swimmer, a lot of resorts offer on-the-spot classes that will having you diving in no time. And you can have a blast snorkeling, even without extensive training: The gear is very affordable (and can often be rented locally for even less), and online tips, tutorials and beginners guides abound. (Note - if you're in the tropics, with warm water, you don't need a wetsuit, as one of... (read more)
  • Pentax K-S2 Review: Ricoh’s affordable, all-weather DSLR sports all the latest innovations

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:10 pm
        When we spoke to Ricoh about its nascent K-S DSLR lineup at the CP+ show earlier this year, the company told us that it was all about innovation. The all-weather Pentax K-S2 is true to its word, sporting all the latest must-have tech. Features we've never seen before in a Pentax DSLR are to be found in the K-S2. There's a retractable kit-lens, a tilt/swivel screen, clever controls which rearrange themselves when shooting selfies... Ricoh has even foregone its Flucard Wi-Fi solution in favor of that 2015 must-have: In-camera... (read more)
  • More heat for Light: ‘SLR-killer’ camera maker wins $25 million in new funding,  we have the interview

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Yesterday, photography start-up Light, whom we’ve introduced and interviewed in the past, announced it had secured $25 million in Series B funding, putting their allegedly SLR-killing smartphone camera tech a big step closer to reality. We talked with with Light CEO Dave Grannan and CTO Rajiv Laroia to learn what this means for the company, and the prospect that their next-gen camera tech will be in consumers hands sooner than later. We spoke for about 20 minutes, here's a quick digest of what we learned. Light going forward: A Q&A with CTO Dr. Rajiv... (read more)
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    The Passionate Photographer

  • The Passionate Photographer: Paranoid About Back-Ups

    Steve Simon
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:05 am
    There has never been a better time than now to be a photographer. The tools and technology at our fingertips let us shoot amazing quality images with few limits. Having great images is the goal, but keeping them— safeguarding them for the future is also a top priority for me. I am paranoid when it comes to maintaining my photographic archive. I travel more than 100 days a year and it is crucial that the images I create on the road come back with me, safe and sound. Depending on the length  of my assignment,  I take a variety of  LaCie  drives. I have chosen LaCie after a couple of years…
  • Photos Of The Day – Happy July 4 Weekend…

    Steve Simon
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    I love a good parade, and in the United States you might have a hard time finding a better one than on this day. Over the years I have loved covering the July 4 festivities. There is such a joy and family time mixed in with the pride of patriotism. I hope you are having a great July 4 Weekend!
  • The Nikon Manifesto: A Special Transformational Workshop @ B&H Photo July 20, 2015

    Steve Simon
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:47 am
    Through a special arrangement with B& H Photo and their event space I will be doing a very special Nikon transformational workshop on July 20, from 930am to 6pm. The group will be limited to the first 10 people who sign up, at a cost of $199 for the day. You can sign up here. “This is an outstanding workshop, led by a world-class photographer. It is impossible to spend time in a room with Steve Simon and not be inspired to get out there and make great images. I had high expectations and they were exceeded. Steve is very personable, articulate and passionate about photography,…
  • The Passionate Photographer Seminar: 10 Steps Toward Becoming Great @ B&H Photo July 21

    Steve Simon
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:27 am
      I haven’t done one of my Passionate Photographer Workshops in a while but thanks to a special arrangement with B & H Photo, I will be in their event space on July 21st.  This day-long seminar has the potential to get you seeing in a new way and help you find direction and meaning in the work you love to do –to get you to the next level on your way to becoming the photographer you know you can be. Cost is $199 for the day and the class goes from 9:30am and finishes at 6pm with a one-hour break for lunch. We are limited to the first 12 people that sign up. Click…
  • The Passionate Street Photographer Workshop: Student Work June 2015 Edition

    Steve Simon
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:59 pm
    View From The Loft by Jennifer Clark, June 2015 Street Workshop   The June Street Photography Workshop turned out to be a fun and amazing week with a lot of highlights, including the Mermaid Parade at Coney Island. The talented group of passionate photographers really captured the magic in the streets of New York City. Take a look for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments section. Can’t wait for the next NYC Street Workshop in October.      
 
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    Strobist

  • Kinda Genius: The LP742 LightSwitch

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    See that? That's the high water mark to date for my dual-purpose creativity with a speedlight case. Being padded, I use it as a thermos for my station-purchased beverage when home-bound from New York City on the train.(Works totally ace, BTW.)But that bar just got seriously upped today by the LumoPro LP742 "LightSwitch" speedlight case. Read more »
  • On Assignment: The Light You Don't See

    11 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
    This photo is 100% flash, 0% ambient. But it almost looks like the reverse. And for this portrait of soprano Robin Steitz, a timeless available-light look was what we were going for.But when you are working with flash (a single speedlight) and controlling your light (a scrounged "fill blanket" from the couch) you can keep the best of both worlds of strobe and ambient. Read more »
  • GPP Pop-Up Seattle: Why Go, and What to Expect

    18 Jun 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Several folks have asked for more specifics on the Seattle GPP Pop-Up. So here's the long version.Gulf Photo Plus is widely regarded as one of the best photo weeks... well, anywhere. And deservedly so. Every year, people attend from dozens of countries all over the world.The problem is that GPP is held in Dubai, which is an awful long way for most westerners to travel.But each year Gulf Photo Plus holds a Pop-Up event somewhere other than Dubai. In 2013 they were in London, and in 2014 it was Singapore. This year, for the first time, a GPP Pop-Up is being held in the US. It's scheduled for…
  • On the Road? Backup Without the Bulk-Up

    2 Jun 2015 | 5:56 am
    I seldom review gadgets these days, but sometimes something is so useful that it's worth telling people about. Such is the case with the SD card-enabled Western Digital My Passport Wireless hard drive.Read more »
  • Gulf Photo Plus is Coming to the US

    11 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    UPDATE: Several folks have asked me for more information on the content of the weekend. I can't speak for everyone else, but here is a detailed look at where we are going in my session. -DHI teach very infrequently now, at most just once or twice a year. That said, without fail I attend Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai every March.It's a great event, with quality instructors and a fantastic group (family?) of people running it. But Dubai is a long way away, to be sure.So three years ago, we worked out a sort of "road version" of GPP. It's a compressed, wall-to-wall weekend that brings a bit of GPP to…
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    The Luminous Landscape

  • On The Road Again

    Kevin Raber
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:20 pm
    It’s been a busy summer so far with exciting new camera activity from the manufacturers.   This week the Luminous-Landscape team of Michael, Chris and myself are hitting the road.  Michael is flying to Portland for a Sony event.  I fly to NYC under Strict NDA for a meeting and hopefully will have some exciting [Read More] The post On The Road Again appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • Focus Stacking – A Basic Guide

    Kevin Raber
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    A number of years ago I did a lot of Macro Photography.  At that time I was using a Phase One DF+ camera with the 120mm Marco Phase One lens.  It was a great set up and using focus stacking in combination with this system yielded amazing images. Recently I received a Sony 90mm Macro [Read More] The post Focus Stacking – A Basic Guide appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • Making People and Other Things Go Away

    Kevin Raber
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:24 am
    How many times have you been photographing a scene and no matter what you do or how long you wait, there is always someone in the scene.  The same thing can be said about city streets, highways and any number of different busy landscapes. Obviously, you can’t shut the streets down or get people out [Read More] The post Making People and Other Things Go Away appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • Reichmann Andy Biggs Galapagos Workshop

    Michael Reichmann
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:28 pm
    GALAPAGOS ISLANDS ON A PRIVATE YACHT – MAY 2016 – May 15-24, 2016 Limited to 12 participants Leaders: Michael Reichmann and Andy Biggs **This will be Michael’s only travel workshop for 2016*** About The Galapagos Trip Come join Michael Reichmann and Andy Biggs for an exciting photographic adventure to the Galapagos Islands. We have chartered a private [Read More] The post Reichmann Andy Biggs Galapagos Workshop appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • Canon 5Ds Review Through Print Performance

    Keith Cooper
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:02 am
    A comparison with two older Canon full frame DSLRs The new 51MP Canon 5Ds (and 5Ds R) shipped in June 2015, and I finally felt that it was time to update my long serving Canon 1Ds mark 3, which I’ve owned since 2007. Let me start by saying that the 5Ds is a superb camera. In all [Read More] The post Canon 5Ds Review Through Print Performance appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
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    The Online Photographer

  • Sunday Open Mike [Mike Update 2]

    Michael Johnston
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:22 pm
    [In case you haven't been keeping up...TOP is on partial hiatus as Editor MJ moves from Wisconsin to New York State. Technical Editor Ctein has been filling in partially with columns and reviews of his own, but the site is being updated only intermittently. This is likely to continue until I am able to close on my new house and get the office set up again.] The great relocation has happened. Finishing the packing and preparing for the movers was truly grueling and stressful, but Michael and Emily Ray of First Choice Moving came to my rescue and I ended up not having to move myself. I had…
  • Thoughts for Your Sunday ~ Making a Left Turn at Albuquerque**

    Ctein
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:22 pm
    First, a Short Public Service Announcement. By now, all of you who ordered Kate Kirkwood prints should have received them (with the possible exception of a few international orders). If you have not yet received your print order, regardless of where you live, please e-mail me (ctein@pobox.com) so I can pay special attention to the tracking on those orders. If I don't hear from you, I'm going to assume you received your order and it was in good shape and you are happy with the print. So… you know those two black-and-white photographs I posted a few days back? They're not…
  • [Mike Update 1]

    Michael Johnston
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    Look what Intern Extraordinare pro tem Lillian Schley did! You might not think this is a beautiful picture, but to me it is. What you're looking at is all (or almost all) of the photo magazine articles I ever wrote. For each article, Lillian clipped the cover and the text pages, put them in sheet protectors, then filed them in binders in order. In so doing she reduced box after heavy box of old magazines I've been carting around and have never had space to store into these nice stacks of handy binders. Not only does each binder have an index, she also listed the missing issues. Some…
  • Because Ken Complained... **

    Ctein
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Heer iz px Just finished these today. Happy, Ken? (Mike'll be happy, too, because, flowers and infrared? They're his two favorite kinds of photographs, y'know?) (Just sayin...)  All the rest of you? I have no idea. You can love'em, you can hate'em, you can be bored stiff. It's entirely up to you. I can take it. My artist's ego is damn near bulletproof. (**in response to a comment yesterday by Ken Tanaka under Andrew's column) Ctein, TOP Technical Editor(who is posting on-and-off while Mike's nomadic) Original contents copyright 2015 by Michael C.
  • Andrew Rodney on the Importance of Custom Printer Profiles

    Ctein
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:39 pm
    Folks, Andrew Rodney (who is, like, one of the the Gods of color management) has entirely convinced me that printer-managed color is not superior to a really good custom profile if you're working in ProPhoto RGB color space. And, really, you should be, because most if not all digital cameras can produce colors that fall outside of Adobe RGB. In fact, converting your RAW files into ProPhoto RGB color space rather than Adobe RGB, when you open them up in Photoshop or Lightroom, reduces clipping substantially. The usable exposure and color range of your camera is increased. If you want to…
 
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    Nikonians News

  • Perspective Control Tilt/Shift Lenses

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:38 am
    There are a lot of different lens types out there: prime, zoom, wide angle, telephoto, macro and others. Another type of lens is tilt/shift (TS), which Nikon calls “Perspective Control” (PC). These lenses are not as generally well known, but they do a lot of different and interesting things that may appeal to you. In this article, we’ll be discussing tilt/shift lenses, what they do, which to get and why you might want one. Read article >>
  • New Nikonians.org tour update unveiled

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Nikonians.org community members now have a new “guided tour” to the home they have enjoyed for over 15 years. Founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) started the community with the intention of creating a gathering of like-minded Nikon gear enthusiasts who would have a friendly Internet portal for sharing images, technical advice and gear reviews.
  • Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Location Kit Review

    22 Jul 2015 | 2:28 am
    Lighting on the go is a frequent concern for both professionals and amateurs. Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reviews for us a very nice solution by Profoto, portable and efficient, allowing for full control at the camera. Read article >>
  • Using the Nikon D750 in Africa - Field Report

    9 Jul 2015 | 5:59 am
    The Nikon D750 gets tested in one of the toughest environments on earth: Africa, under wildly varied photography scenarios, during a Nikonians Academy African Photo Safari. See why Mike Hagen confirms it is a killer camera. Read article >>
  • Nikonians Academy instructors preparing adventures

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Our Nikonians Academy instructors are gearing up for photo adventures across the United States as well as the Galapagos Islands in the coming months. The curriculum will be calling on Jim Stamates, Mike Hagen, Michael A. Mariant and Lester Picker to lead some of our most popular adventures.
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    Imaging Insider

  • Panono Announces the Panono Explorer Edition/First Version of Its Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera Shipping Starting in September

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Tweet    The Panono Explorer Edition will be delivered to crowdfunding backers, and an additional 1,000 cameras being offered for purchase to tech and photography enthusiasts. BERLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Berlin-based technology company Panono has announced its plan to release the first edition of its highly anticipated Panono Camera, the first consumer camera to exceed 100 megapixels and instantly deliver high-resolution, 360° X 360° full-spherical panoramic images. The Panono Explorer Edition will be delivered to initial crowdfunding backers with shipping starting in…
  • PMA Calls for Industry Initiative to Provide Secure Imaging Services

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Tweet   Business Summit in September to directly address this issue   (July 23, 2015, McLean, VA) – In the wake of leading North American mass retailers temporarily shutting down their photo websites due to a reported data breach at a third-party service provider, the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) calls for an industry initiative to provide consumers with easy-to-use and interoperable platforms enabling photo enthusiasts to experience their memories anywhere, any time and to order innovative picture products securely and efficiently.   “The recent breach…
  • PMAI calls for industry initiative to provide secure imaging services

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Tweet Business Summit in September to directly address this issue Vienna, VA – In the wake of leading North American mass retailers temporarily shutting down their photo websites due to a reported data breach at a third-party service provider, Photo Marketing Association International (PMAI) calls for an industry initiative to provide consumers with easy-to-use and interoperable platforms enabling photo enthusiasts to experience their memories anywhere at any time and to order innovative picture products securely and efficiently. “The recent breach brought the online photo business of…
  • SD ASSOCIATION DISPLAYS ADVANCED SOLUTIONS FOR MOBILE DEVICES AT MWC SHANGHAI

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:44 am
    Tweet microSD featuring new UHS-II capabilities, smartSD for HCE and FIDO and Wireless LAN SD among innovations demonstrated to inspire mobile industry SHANGHAI – MWC BOOTH W5.B80 – July 13, 2015 — The SD Association (SDA), a global ecosystem of companies setting industry-leading memory card standards, will demonstrate at Mobile World Congress Shanghai how SD standards facilitate new opportunities for mobile devices to do more. Demonstrations include new microSD memory cards and connectors featuring incredibly fast UHS-II capabilities, Wireless LAN SD memory cards offering…
  • Museum of Printing to Expand to a New Home; New Building to Also House Romano Graphics Arts Library

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:28 am
    Tweet Haverhill, MA – July 15, 2015 – The Museum of Printing, formally based in North Andover, Massachusetts, today announced they have secured a new site and will soon begin the process of moving its contents. After 13 years at its current location the museum is moving to Haverhill, MA, along Route 495, north of Boston in the Merrimack Valley. For more information, go to www.museumofprinting.org.   The new building better suits the museum’s evolving mission of education, preservation, and exhibition of graphics arts materials and equipment. The new facility is also on a single…
 
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    Photofocus

  • Embrace Your Competition

    Nicole S. Young
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    If you are in business, odds are that you aren’t the only person trying to make money in your field of work. Whether you are a wedding photographer or provide professional photo editing services, odds are that your job is not “cookie cutter”. You create something special for your clients, and that “something” cannot be replicated by other businesses. People copy ideas. It’s human nature, and some even say it’s the highest form of flattery. I’m not talking about plagiarism or copyright infringement here. What I am referring to are ideas for…
  • Get to Know the Photoshop Interface (Part 2) [UP5]

    Richard Harrington
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated.  It is a college-level course in plain english for free at Photofocus.  To learn more see this article. Don’t Skip Column 4 Let’s continue our overview of Photoshop’s interface.  It’s important to understand the key panels and elements that you need to work with to get results.  This article serves as an overview.  We’ll dig deeper into each in later lessons. Layers Let’s continue to work with the file Eagle.psd. In Photoshop, a…
  • There is no right and wrong, there is only interesting, and less interesting. – Sam Mendes

    Doug Daulton
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    There is no right and wrong, there is only interesting, and less interesting. – Sam MendesFiled under: Inspiration
  • 10 Things Photographers Never Said 25 Years Ago

    scottbourne
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Time flies and things change. The Internet was a baby 25 years ago and the multitude of photo-related forums didn’t exist. So photographers joined camera clubs (the original photo “meet-up” groups) and discussed common interests. As I recollect those days, it strikes me how much the conversations have changed. While I am sure SOMEONE was mentioning these things SOMEWHERE – I never heard it. But it is interesting to consider. (I am generally not going for the low-hanging fruit of anything specifically related to digital photography which would make this list much longer!) Here are…
  • Question of the Week

    Richard Harrington
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    We’d like to better understand our readership so we can develop new tutorials and resources for you.  Please choose which specialty forms of photography you’d like to see coverage on here at Photofocus.  This list is not exhaustive, and you’re welcome to choose multiple items. Take Our Poll Feel free to also add other items into the comments.  Taking these surveys helps us improve the site for you. This Post Sponsored by: Photoshop World. Learn more in 3 days than you have in 3 years. Photoshop World is the leading conference for Photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom…
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    The Leica Camera

  • William Todman: Situational Candids

    Chance
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:55 am
    William “Tripp” Todman was born and raised in Los Angeles. He studied fine art at UCLA and his work has been shown at various galleries and museum curated exhibits, and is held in private collections. He currently resides in Downtown LA and shoots internationally. Here is the story of how he used his Leica to [...]
  • Aaron C. Greenman: Florence, Italy

    Chance
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:51 am
    As Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) once said, “A man who has not been in Italy is always conscious of an inferiority.” A generation ago, for a young college student from the United States studying Renaissance and Baroque architecture at university, this was certainly true. Arriving in Florence for the first time on the slow [...]
  • Claire Yaffa: Leica Notebook, Thoughts of Photographers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 41

    Leica Internet Team
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:53 am
    “Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many.” – Phaedrus ”We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” - Anaïs Nin In the history of photography, the mystery of a photograph is perhaps not the reality, but what is hidden underneath. John Berger has written “the true [...]
  • Lisa Kutzelnig: The Magic Behind the Scenes

    Leica Internet Team
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:51 am
    Theatre, opera and concerts on a very large stage – the Salzburg Festival is one of the highlights of the summer festival season. However, before the curtain is raised for the first time in the Austrian town, many busy hands have been at work. The young Salzburg photographer, Lisa Kutzelnig, spent three weeks visiting the [...]
  • Mary McCartney: Glorious Goodwood

    Leica Internet Team
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:52 am
    The photographic work of Mary McCartney, who was born in London in 1969, has focused on discovering those rare moments of unguarded, emotionally-charged intimacy that offers us a new insight to the subject. Below, she reflects on shooting last year’s Qatar Goodwood Festival, affectionately known as Glorious Goodwood. This year’s event takes place July 28 [...]
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    planet5D

  • KeyFlow Pro Plus FCPX Agent Brings Media Asset Management to Solo Moviemakers & Small Workgroups

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Malgn Technology has released KeyFlow Pro, a user-friendly, shareable media asset management software product for individuals and workgroups, via Apple’s App Store. At USD299.00, KeyFlow Pro is not cheap but the savings that usually come from screw-ups and lost time due to not having such a product should more than make up for that. KeyFlow Pro was first previewed in June this year by workflow expert Matt Geller at the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group. Since the demise of Final Cut Server, the Final Cut world has been almost completely silent on the issue of media asset management (MAM)…
  • Resolve 12: Now It’s a Full-Blown NLE Just “Days Away” From Release

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    In part 2 of our series from the Blackmagic Design NYC event last week,  we visit with Jason Druss, product specialist for the upcoming Resolve 12 (the interview with Dan May, President Blackmagic USA — mostly about the URSA Mini — is covered separately). We’re excited for them, and are actually pondering a switch in our kit. I don’t know about you, but for me Blackmagic has always been a really cool name with frighteningly complex and arcane, high-end Hollywood-y stuff. I’ve felt like Billy Mummy’s character in Lost in Space, my intuition waving its arms wildly like…
  • New Motion9 Cube Shogun Lite 15% Discount Until August 9 to Protect Your Shogun Investment

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    My favorite camera cage maker Motion9 has come out with a lightweight version of its unique Cube Shogun cage for the Atomos Shogun monitor/recorder and it is named, appropriately enough, Cube Shogun Lite. So now there are two options for holding and protecting your Shogun on-set and back at the hotel or studio. Even better news is that Motion9 is running a 15%-off discount until August 9 so get in fast soon if you want one! Motion9 is not the only company making a cage for the Shogun – Canadian accessories-maker Shape produces their own variation in the and it fulfils a smilier set of…
  • First camera to shoot 4 million ISO! Canon’s ME20F-SH to be low light king

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Canon just announced the ME20F-SH which shoots full color video at 4 million ISO, yes, that’s right, 4 followed by 6 zeros… 4,000,000! This camera is being aimed at anyone needing great 1080 video in very very low light – security, night time video, reality TV, government spys (i made that one up) and who knows who else needs such low light sensitivity!  What’s it going to cost? Well, that’s the kicker… it is $30, 000. Yep, 3 followed by 4 zeros. So it isn’t aimed at the consumer, you can tell that from the product name right? But, this is going to…
  • A Candid Conversation (& Hands-On) with Blackmagic About The URSA Mini 4.6K

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    In the first of our two-part series arising from attending the Blackmagic Design event in New York City last week, we chat with Blackmagic Americas President Dan May about the URSA Mini 4.6, dynamic range, black sun, fine pattern noise, pricing, shipping dates – and more. We met Dan for the first time at NAB a few months ago, and ended up giving him an award for being the best sport (we had him run down each of their three new cameras in 15 seconds each, and he nailed it). So it was nice to see Dan again in New York last week, where we were able to carve out some quality time to run…
 
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 02 August 2015, Sunday

    1 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Canon 1D X and 28mm f/1.8 USM. Canon 1DX The Canon 1DX is the world's best camera for sports, news, action and general professional use, and it's now on sale for $4,599. It was $6,800 when introduced, and has been the world's top pro camera ever since. (if the sale link gives an error, try hitting refresh or closing the window and trying again; this is a popular item!) It's also on sale at B&H and at Amazon. We're in luck because the US Dollar is worth 25% more Japanese yen than it was a year ago; that's why we can get deals like this right now. Talk about a deal; it's not much more than…
  • 31 July 2015, Friday

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Today Only: Rokinon 8mm Fisheye for Nikon: $214.00 (Reg. $399.00) with Free Expedited Shipping. Deal: Rokinon 8mm Fisheye for Sony E-Mount DSLR: $199.00 (Reg. $329.00) with Free Expedited Shipping.   Why I Love Photoshop I've used Photoshop for all my image editing for over 20 years. While simpler programs like Aperture and Lightroom come and go, when you really need to get under the hood, nothing cooks like Photoshop. This became apparent as I needed to make a logo for an upcoming photo essay about The Bahamas. It's trivial in Photoshop to put a photo inside lettering like this, and if…
  • 30 July 2015, Thursday

    29 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Canon 50mm f/0.95 The fastest lens in photography is the 50mm f/0.95 made by Canon in the 1950s for their rangefinder cameras. Nothing is faster. LEICA copied it decades later, but no one has made a faster 50mm for full frame. Funny thing is that the world's fastest SLR lens and world's fastest autofocus lens is also from Canon, the EF 50mm f/1 L. I found a 50mm f/0.95 on eBay from a great place in Japan I've used before. Things I've ordered from them show up in a few days, and they are in great shape. 1950s lenses are usually pretty beat up today, but if you need one, this one looks pretty…
  • 29 July 2015, Wednesday

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    iPhone anyone? Katie washes Dada's E430 windshield. (iPhone 6 Plus, f/2.2 at 1/15 at ISO 64, Perfectly Clear V2.) Areader wrote whose photo experience only included her iPhone, and she included a few snaps. Her snaps are better than what people send me 99% of the time from fancy cameras. She has gotten excited about shooting, and took a 2-day photography class, which only confused everything with numbers and rules and complexity — but never helped her take better pictures or find he heart in them. All the class did was sour what she did by distracting her from her images. She…
  • 28 July 2015, Tuesday

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Filth on the Freeway Filth on the freeway. (Fujifilm X-T10, XF 16-55mm f/2.8 WR at 27.4mm, f/3.6 at 1/150 at Auto ISO 200.) more offensive. This is what happens when artists have too much freedom. Our angelic children thought this van was absolutely hilarious. It had Canadian license plates, ahem. As every newsman knows, always have your camera ready for anything.   Fuji vs. Sony Yesterday's monologue may confuse, since I said the Sony RX100 Mk IV is a much better camera than the Fujifilm X-T10, XF 16-55mm f/2.8 WR combination, and illustrated it with a decent snap from the Fuji. Yes,…
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    PMA Newsline

  • MMIE 610: Stretch it

    Jennifer Kruger
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    McCurry Marketing Idea Exchange #610 – July 30, 2015 Robert Bagliolid, Bell Arte Camera foto source, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Everybody’s got an iPhone, and it hasn’t been lost on Robert Bagliolid of Bell Arte Camera that those smartphones make super panoramic images. So he bought a used silver halide printer capable of 36-inch prints, and […]
  • On the PMA Podcast: CloudCutout uses math formulas to improve background knockouts

    Jennifer Kruger
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:58 am
    Danish startup CloudCutout came to Vegas in January to learn if PMA 2015 attendees would be interested in the automatic background removal software they had developed. After discovering a need for greater detail preservation with green screen knockouts, particularly among school photographers, the founders changed tactics and launched a professional background knockout service. On the […]
  • PhotoBox Group acquires German online photo business posterXXL

    Gary Pageau
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    PhotoBox Holdco Ltd. has acquired posterXXL, a leading service in Germany’s online photo print market. PhotoBox’s announcement follows the acquisition of Spanish market leader, Hofmann, in December 2014. The company claims posterXXL acquisition comprises a 10-percent share of the estimated £341 million German online photo market and strengthens its position in the European B2C market. “The acquisition […]
  • PMA adds trio of industry advisors

    Gary Pageau
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:44 am
    Baillargeon, Brownstein, Pageau to lead industry initiatives Photo Marketing Association International (PMA) has named three photo-imaging industry veterans – Frank Baillargeon, Scott Brownstein and Gary Pageau – as advisors. These experienced executives will be charged with extending the association’s relationship to the retail, online, imaging technology and media markets. “The photo industry is facing numerous challenges,” […]
  • Canon cuts outlook as weak camera sales hit second-quarter profit

    Gary Pageau
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:41 am
    The rapid decline of compact camera sales continues to vex the world’s largest camera maker. According to Reuters, Canon Inc. cut its earnings outlook for the full year and reported a 16-percent fall in quarterly profit. Second-quarter net profit fell to 68 billion yen ($552 million) compared with 81 billion yen a year earlier, the report […]
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    SDC-Main-Blog

  • Light Raises $25 Million for Mobile Phone Cameras Capable of Very High Quality Images

    William Chambers
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Light, a startup company out of Palo Alto, CA, wants to create mobile camera technology that can deliver very high quality images, ones that can rival photos from a DSLR.Light plans to achieve that goal by using multiple cameras on the back of a mobile phone that all capture images. Then, the separate lower resolution images from multiple cameras are stitched together to create a single higher resolution image. Light has already developed prototypes using this technology and believes that phone makers can better distinguish their products by offering models using better technology, versus…
  • Canon Announces the ME20F-SH, a Multi-Purpose Camera that can Shoot at ISO 4 Million

    William Chambers
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:52 am
    Canon has announced the ME20F-SH, what Canon refers to as their first multi-purpose camera.This camera is equipped with a full frame (35mm film size) CMOS Sensor with a resolution of approximately 2.1 Million Pixels. It's modern sensor design with very large photosite sizes compared to most cameras today allow it to capture color HD Video of subjects illuminated in lighting as low as .0.0005 lux, giving it a sensitivity equivalent to over ISO 4,000,000 (ISO Four Million).Basically, that means it can capture high quality video in lighting so low that the human eye may not be able to see the…
  • Adobe Announces Camera Raw Version 9.1.1, End of Camera Raw Updates for Photoshop CS6

    William Chambers
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:34 am
    If you've been using Adobe Photoshop with Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) for a while, you may be used to the need to upgrade to newer versions of Photoshop periodically to continue receiving updates to Camera Raw that support newer camera models. That's because after each new version of Photoshop Creative Suite is released, Adobe will eventually discontinue further updates to the Adobe Camera Raw plug-in that will work with the previous Photoshop version. As most long term users of Photoshop know by now, Photoshop CS6 is the last release of Creative Suite you can purchase as a stand alone product…
  • Nikon Celebrates the Production of Over 95 Million NIKKOR Lenses

    William Chambers
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Nikon has announced that they are celebrating the production of over 95 Million NIKKOR Lenses, a milestone reached this month.Earlier this same month, Canon announced that they have produced over 110 Million EF Lenses. See this article from Steve's:Canon Celebrates 110 Million EF Lenses Since 1987High Quality Lenses have been marketed under the NIKKOR brand name since 1933, with many innovations added to Lens Technology and Optics over the years.For example, earlier this month, Nikon introduced the AF-S DX NIKKOR16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Lens, with impressive Optical Technologies like the use of…
  • Just Published: Our Nikon 1 J5 ILC Review

    William Chambers
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:33 am
    The Nikon 1 J5 is a compact ILC that boasts some impressive specifications, such as a 20.8MP CX-format (1-inch) BSI CMOS image sensor, a 3.0-inch tilting touchscreen LCD, their Hybrid AF system, 4K UHD video recording, built-in Wi-Fi, NFC technology, and much more. All of these features are packed into a stylish shell that offers a retro look and feel, which is available in three color combinations (black/silver, white/silver, or all black). But, how does it perform? See our hands on Nikon 1 J5 digital camera review to find out.
 
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    A Photo Editor

  • This Week In Photography Books:

    Jonathan Blaustein
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:58 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein Did you read last week’s column? If so, you won’t be surprised to hear I’m a shade worn out this week. I feel like Doctor’s office carpet that hasn’t been cleaned in two decades. As such, for the first time in nearly 4 years, I asked for a week off, and Rob obliged. (He’s a good dude.) And yet… The idea of dropping out seems so foreign that I find myself typing these words. I can’t seem to cut the cord. Rather than blowing you off completely, I thought I’d share a tiny bit about how I’m viewing the aftermath of my…
  • The Art of the Personal Project: Scott Lowden

    Suzanne Sease
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:57 am
    As a former Art Producer, I have always been drawn to personal projects because they are the sole vision of the photographer and not an extension of an art director, photo editor, or graphic designer. This new column, “The Art of the Personal Project” will feature the personal projects of photographers using the Yodelist marketing database. You can read their blog at http://yodelist.wordpress.com. Projects are discovered online and submissions are not accepted. Today’s featured photographer is Scott Lowden How long have you been shooting? Um….well….since 1991! Are you…
  • Instagram and Art Theory

    A Photo Editor
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    Technology has so democratized image-making that it has put the artistic power once mainly associated with aristocrats—to stylize your image and project yourself to an audience as desirable—into everyone’s hands. (Although the parallel to art as “celebration of private property” is probably most vivid in the case of those who most closely resemble modern-day aristocrats. See: “Rich Kids of Instagram”). But images retain their function as game pieces in the competition for social status. “Doesn’t this look delicious?” “Aren’t I…
  • The Daily Edit – “Aging Out” by Image Hoarders

    Heidi Volpe
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    A group of LA based photographers and journalists joined together to create a project that would raise awareness and support for the young men and women of Los Angeles aging out of the foster care system. This collaboration resulted in a book and exhibition called “Aging Out.” I had the pleasure of chatting with the photographers about the book and their collective.       Aaron Fallon Heidi: What drew you to this project? Aaron Fallon: Around 2007 or 2008, I had seen a photo project with an accompanying story about young adults who had or were about to age out of…
  • The Daily Promo: Adam Cohen

    Heidi Volpe
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:41 am
    Adam Cohen Who printed it? I used a local printer, Minute Man Press, that actually is a franchise of a larger company. Who designed it? I did all the design and layout myself. Who edited the images? I also edited all the images. I believe both editing and designing projects are important practices that a photographer participates in. I look at these zines as how rappers look at “mixtapes”. It’s a smaller, looser project that releases before the album, or in my case, the book. How many did you make? 100 + 10 Artist Copies. How many times a year do you send out promos? I…
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    Nikon Rumors

  • New Nikon lens only rebates now live (up to $400 off)

    [NR] admin
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:03 am
    Nikon USA has a nice surprise for August - new lens-only rebates that are now live at B&H, Adorama, Best Buy and Amazon (you don't have to purchase a camera in order to qualify): Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G: $50 off Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G: $50 off Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR Micro: $135 off Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED: $150 off Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR: $110 off Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED: $140 off Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II: $220 off Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR: $400 off The "regular" Nikon camera and lens bundle rebates can be found here. The new rebates are set to expire on August 28th.
  • Weekly Nikon news flash #326

    [NR] admin
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:36 am
    → New: Shanny SN910EX-RF 2.4GHz i-TTL master/slave flash with built-in wireless radio (1/8000s, GN60) for Nikon. More information available here. → The new AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR lens is compatible only with Nikon DSLR bodies produced after the D90, D300, D3000, and D2. Read more on dpreview and check Nikon's lens manual. → Hands-on review of the Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens. → Top sports photographers review the new Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses during Wimbledon and The Open 2015. → Professional Photographer Magazine honors Nikon…
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens field test

    [NR] admin
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:11 pm
        This field test report on the new Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens is by Roy Mangersnes (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram, click on images for larger view): FIRST IMPRESSIONS The 500mm f/4 was my preferred telephoto lens for many years. I was using the Nikon one between 2008 and 2013 before switching to the 400mm f/2,8. As a wildlife photographer I have always appreciated the versatility of the 500mm compared to the more specialised 600mm. I also enjoyed the slightly lighter weight of my lens compared with colleagues dragging around the “monstrous” 600 f/4. Now it seems things…
  • Top 10 NikonRumors posts for July 2015

    [NR] admin
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:44 am
             These are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts for July, 2015: First pictures of Nikon 24mm f/1.8G, 24-70mm f/2.8E VR and 200-500mm f/5.6E lenses leaked online Nikon rumored to announce a new 200-500mm lens New Nikon D750 service advisory: possible image shading from shutter This is the Yongnuo AF-S 50mm f/1.8 lens for Nikon F mount First Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR lens review is out The “free maintenance service initiative” is sent only to D800, D800E, D700 and D7100 cameras owners Is the new D800 “free maintenance service initiative” just another…
  • The latest deals on third party lenses for Nikon F mount

    [NR] admin
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    The latest deals on third party lenses for Nikon F mount: Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD fisheye lens for Nikon F mount: $214 (regular price: $399, offer expires 7/31) The up to $300 instant rebate on Zeiss lenses for F mount (update: extended through Sept 30th) Tokina instant rebates Sigma instant rebates Tamron instant rebates Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens demo from an authorized dealer: $749.99 (regular price: $849) New price drop on Voigtlander lenses for Nikon F mount: Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 lens: $499 (was $550) Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 lens: $479 (was $500) Voigtlander 40mm f/2 lens: $449…
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    Canon Rumors

  • Canon EOS-1D X Drops to $4599 From Authorized Dealers

    Canon Rumors
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:37 am
    The Canon EOS-1D X has been further discounted, this time by another $700, to bring the price down to $4599 from authorized dealers. I think it’s safe to say that we should be seeing an announcement for a replacement sooner than later. PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS 18.1 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors 3.2″ Read more...
  • Patent: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4

    Canon Rumors
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:11 pm
    The optical formula for a new EF 50mm f/1.4 has appeared. It looks like the lens has internal focus and an odd negative front element. We haven’t heard anything for a while about a new 50mm f/1.4, but it’s definitely needed. Patent Publication No. 2015-138121 Published 2015.7.30 Filing date 2014.1.22 Example 1 Focal length 49.10 F Read more...
  • First Impressions: Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art by LensRentals.com

    Canon Rumors
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Roger at LensRentals.com has completed his initial testing of the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art series lens and has come away pretty impressed. From LensRentals.com: Some people are going to be a bit disappointed (I admit I am a bit myself) because they really wanted a zoom that was every bit as good as their prime Read more...
  • Canon’s First Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera Features ISO Equivalent Of Over 4,000,000

    Canon Rumors
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:23 am
    MELVILLE N.Y., July 30, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today has introduced the Company’s first multi-purpose camera, the new ME20F-SH, which delivers exceptionally high sensitivity to capture Full HD video with a minimum subject illumination of less than 0.0005 lux1 (at maximum 75 dB gain setting, equivalent to an Read more...
  • In Stock: Canon EOS 5DS R at B&H Photo

    Canon Rumors
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:13 am
    B&H Photo finally has stock of the Canon EOS 5DS R body. PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS 50.6 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors Low-Pass Filter Effect Cancellation 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps 61-Point High Density Reticular AF ISO 100-6400; 5 fps Continuous Shooting 150,000-Pixel RGB+IR Read more...
 
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    Digital Photography School

  • Beginners Guide to Creating and Applying Texture Overlays Using Photoshop

    Lea Hawkins
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Adding texture to photographs was happening long before the invention of Photoshop and other editing programs. In the days of the darkroom, we would scratch negatives with pins, sand paper them, stain the photographic paper with fixer before exposing, layer two negatives on top of each other in the enlarger, or push our film ISO to increase grain. These days, with editing programs being our digital darkroom, we simply have yet another way of adding texture to photographs. What is a texture? In digital photography terms it’s simply another layer added to your photograph in an editing…
  • How to Light a Beer Bottle – a Video Tutorial

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you’ve ever wanted to photograph a bottle (beer, wine, soda, ever water) and make it look like they do in the magazines or advertisements you’ll want to watch this! In this video tutorial Lee Morris from Fstoppers shows how to light a beer bottle, step by step, one light at a time. See what each is doing as he adds them one by one. Check it out and scroll down below the video to get links to some of the gear he mentions in the video. Things mentioned in the video: Yongnuo flash Flash Disc by Fstoppers PocketWizard triggers C-stand Magmod grid Acrylic Ice Rock Cubes 3 Lbs Bag,…
  • Think Tank Photo Sub Urban Disguise 30 Shoulder Camera Bag Review

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Packing and carrying equipment for travel adventures is always a challenge. With increasing airline restrictions and not being willing to check your gear, you need to find the best possible alternative for your needs. Like most of my peers, I covet several bags. Usually when going abroad I take a bag with all the equipment and a smaller, second bag for everyday outings once on location. As I tend to travel lighter and lighter every day, I was on the lookout for a bag that could serve dual purposes for my recent Italy trip. I wanted a bag that could carry my two Fuji X bodies, some lenses, a…
  • Photographing Starry Skies for Nocturnal Landscape Without Breaking the Bank

    Andrea Minoia
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:10 am
    Milky Way over the Belgian countryside – Sony RX100, 28mm equivalent f/1.8 + LPR (Light Pollution Reduction) filter, ISO 6400. Panorama composed of 12×3 frames, each frame is the image average of four different photos Photography in low-light conditions is one of the most challenging things to do with a camera. In conditions with faint, moving, distant lights it is even trickier. There is something about a starry sky that simply inspires awe in all of us. And it does so more often since light pollution is getting worst all around the world. I wonder how many children have seen The…
  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Antique Cars

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Old cars – look around you, they’re everywhere. By PoL Úbeda Hervàs Weekly Photography Challenge – Old Cars Admit it – photographers love old things. The more battered, torn, peeling, weathered, falling down, beat up, rusted, broken and just in generally poor condition an item is – the more we love to photograph it. Right?! Tell me I’m not alone on that? So your challenge this week is to go find an old car. It could be ancient and broken down like described above, or overhauled, in pristine condition, and well cared for by a car enthusiast. It’s…
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    Virtual Photography Studio

  • Interview with Travel Photographer Emily Mott

    Geta Movila
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:09 am
    ‘All too often we disregard local stories in favor of the more “exotic” but if you look there are always lots of interesting tales in your own back yard.’ Our series of interviews with inspiring photographers from around the globe continues with West Sussex-based photographer Emily Mott. After graduating with a degree in English Literature, Emily discovers her passion for photography and applies to Art Center College of Design in California. Since then she has worked for major publications such as The New Yorker, Vogue UK, Rolling Stones, Travel + Leisure, Esquire, Time, and has had…
  • How to Recover Deleted Pictures from SD Card

    Karsten Monroe
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:05 am
    So you have accidentally deleted photos from your memory card and are now looking for a way to recover them? Rest assured, there are plenty of ways to do without having to stress out over how time-consuming this might be. Read our article on how to recover deleted pictures from SD card for simple, applicable tips on how to do get back those cherished immortalized memories. How To Recover Deleted Pictures from SD Card with Data Recovery Pro Contrary to popular belief, even though you accidentally delete photos from an SD Card, they aren’t permanently deleted. They still exist on the…
  • Interview with Photographer Umberto Verdoliva

    Geta Movila
    12 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Umberto Verdoliva not only has won me over with his street photography projects, but he is also one of the most passionate photographers I’ve had the chance to interview. Find out what makes street photography so absorbing and what fascinates most this Treviso-based photographer about his work. Enjoy! GM: Could you please tell us about your first encounter with photography? What made you start as a photographer? UV: In 2006 I started to document the progress of the construction work for my company. They have bought a camera and ordered documenting the company website work each month. I…
  • How to Choose Unforgettable Photography Business Names

    Dave Hughes
    10 Jul 2015 | 4:01 am
    Dear photographers, welcome to another article on how to grow your photography business. This time we want to be more specific about choosing memorable photography business names. In the past we have written about choosing the right name for your photography business  and we’ve briefly discussed about the topic in our post on starting a successful photobiz too. As there are so many aspects to consider, we’ve thought it is high time to come up with even more useful, updated info and illustrative examples. Be it funny, catchy or just super-easy to remember, a photo business name can…
  • Interview with Portrait & Street Photographer Lee Jeffries

    Geta Movila
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:55 am
    Happy to announce that our new series of interviews with inspirational photographers from around the world opens up with Manchester-based photographer Lee Jeffries.  After training his lenses on sport events, he changed the direction of his photography to artistic and intimate portraiture. Best-known for his Lost Angels project, Lee is currently immersing himself into street photography. Let’s find out more about the story behind his photographic journey. Selfie © Lee Jeffries GM:  Could you please tell us about your first encounter with photography? What made you start as a…
 
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    Camera Hacker: Forums

  • Nexxtech 2516506 driver for Windows Vista?

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:01 pm
    i have nexxt tech 12A05 model no. 2516506 vga web camera for my acer desk top (usb) no cd and i need an drive download? Category: WebCam
  • c31:30 error code

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:51 am
    10 out of 10 - This really does work! Blew my mind... Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • Netgear Arlo GPL Software / Firmware

    23 Jul 2015 | 10:54 am
    http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GPL/VMC3030_V1.2.2688 . . . Category: Video Camera
  • E:62:10 on Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300

    22 Jul 2015 | 5:33 pm
    I have a Sony Cybershot 50x Optical Zoom DSC-HX300 and it is coming up with error message E:62:10. The quality of the photos is not as good as it used to be an . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • DSC-H2 Shutter release button

    21 Jul 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Greetings from the Middle East, My "trusty" Sony DSC H5's button broke this week after it was purchased probably around 2006. I was filming my baby nephew, wh . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
 
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    LetsGoDigital English Edition

  • Toshiba Windows 10 tablets and Ultrabooks

    2 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Toshiba to offer new line-up of Windows 10 Business devices : Toshiba’s Business Solutions Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, announced that their full line of business devices, including laptops, detachable Ultrabooks, and tablets will be available with Windows 101. With this new platform, business users will enjoy an improved user experience as well as features designed specifically for work, providing a better experience for the increasingly mobile professions. To foster adoption of these features, Toshiba is investing in new deployment and management…
  • Yahoo Livetext for Android and Apple smartphones

    1 Aug 2015 | 2:20 am
    Yahoo Livetext app for Apple IOS and Android devices : Yahoo! announced Livetext, a new app for one-to-one live video texting on iPhone and Android smartphones. Yahoo Livetext blends the convenience and ease of texting, with the immediacy and vividness of live video, but without the audio - so you can use it in any context. Yahoo Livetext is a new way to stay in touch - it’s non-intrusive, quick and real-time - yet also fleeting, just like real-life conversations. Interactions, from a goofy smile, to an eye roll and a sigh, mean ‘Lol’ isn’t needed to ensure the meaning of a text…
  • Canon professional multi-purpose video camera

    1 Aug 2015 | 1:20 am
    Canon ME-20F-SH multi-purpose camera : Canon is proud to introduce the Company’s first multi-purpose camera, the Canon ME20F-SH, which delivers exceptionally high sensitivity to capture Full HD video with a minimum subject illumination of less than 0.0005 lux. Nighttime surveillance and security, cinematic production, reality television, and nature/wildlife documentaries are just some of the ME20F-SH’s many possible usage applications. With the ability to capture color video in extreme low-light conditions and its simplistic and versatile design, the ME-20F-SH Multi-purpose Camera can be…
  • SanDisk USB 3.0 Flash Drives

    31 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    SanDisk USB 3.0 Flash Drives : SanDisk Corporation launched two new, USB 3.0 flash drives - the 128GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive, the world’s smallest USB 3.0; and the 256GB SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive, SanDisk’s highest capacity USB flash drive to-date. The new offerings enhance SanDisk’s award-winning USB line-up with impressive capacities and performance, delivering speeds up to 10 times faster than a standard USB 2.0 drive. With these higher capacities, consumers can now save more of their favorite videos, photos and music on their laptops, TVs, gaming consoles or…
  • HTC One E9+ Dual SIM handset

    31 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    HTC One E9+ Dual SIM Android smartphone : HTC is proud to launch the One E9+ Dual SIM mobile handset. Award-winning design paired with a truly incredible touch-display. The HTC One E9+ Dual Sim phone adapts the iconic look of the award-winning HTC One series with new metallic accents and a chamfered edge. Its refined mirrored polish creates an unrivalled look all your own. Boasting an incredible 5.5-inch ultra HD 2K display, the HTC One E9+ dual sim handset brings your videos and on-screen images to life, with an eye-popping 534 PPI. You’ll enjoy detailed graphics, crisp images and…
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    Layers Magazine

  • Using the New Highlight Paragraph Feature in InDesign CC 2015

    jeff witchel
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    For years, InDesign users have be asking for a way to highlight a selected paragraph with a color background. In CC 2015, their wish will be answered. In this tutorial, Jeff will go through the options of this long-awaited feature.
  • Photoshop Chalkboard Effect

    Corey Barker
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:15 am
    I have been seeing this effect in so many different forms of media lately. Like with movable type, there seems to be a trend in using modern technology to recreate vintage effects, an interesting irony. Though chalkboards are still widely used, here is a pretty cool way to achieve that chalk look without getting the chalk dust everywhere. STEP ONE: Start by going under the File menu, choosing New, and creating a new document that’s about 5 inches by 5 inches at 100 ppi. Press D to set your Foreground color to black and then press Option-Delete (PC: Alt-Backspace) to fill this new document…
  • Speed Ramping in Premiere Pro

    Daniel
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Transition smoothly from fast to slow, and slow to fast with this fun feature in Adobe Premiere.
  • Stitching Panoramas Right in Lightroom CC

    Scott Kelby
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers We can now create panoramic images (stitching multiple frames into one very wide, or very tall shot) right in Lightroom—no more trips over to Photoshop necessary. And, I gotta tell ya, I like the way Lightroom does it better than Photoshop anyway. It’s quick and easy and it does a great job. Here’s how to start stitching your own panos: Step One: Start by selecting the images you want combined into a panorama (or pano, for short) in the Library module. Then, go under the Photo menu, under Photo Merge, and…
  • Creating Graphic Styles in Illustrator to Accomplish the Impossible

    jeff witchel
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    I don’t know how many times I’ve heard “It’s Impossible to Do that in Illustrator” from long-time users and novices alike. In this tutorial, I will be taking a look at using Graphic Styles to help solve some of these impossible problems in seconds, beginning with how to add a gradient fill to editable type.
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    Photojojo

  • Makin’ a Splash!Photo Fun on Rainy Days

    Taylor
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Rain, rain, go away… Or don’t! Because rainy days make the outdoors a big ol’ playground for photographers. In fact, we put together a list of photo ideas so you can have fun taking pics before, during, and after the rain. Who says you have to stay in just ’cause it’s a little wet outside? Grab your cam and make the most of it! (...)Read the rest of Makin’ a Splash!Photo Fun on Rainy Days (556 words) © Taylor for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Meet PJ:Lana Edition

    laurel
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Name: Lana “Captain Coffee” Douglas What Do You Do Here? I steer our team of happy customer helpers. (AKA the buck stops with me!) Favorite Camera: Canon 7D. (...)Read the rest of Meet PJ:Lana Edition (176 words) © laurel for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Sharpen Up on FB

    Erin
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Facebook may not be the best place to show off your photography, but it is still a fantastic way to quickly share snaps with close friends and family. After all, not everyone is on Flickr. You’ve likely noticed that FB compresses photos causing minor, but super irritating, artifacts. Which basically negates all the hours you spent editing them to perfection. GUH. There is a way to ensure your photos come out looking sharp on FB. Three ways, actually! 1. Upload 2048px size photos, you’ll get less compression. 2. Don’t sharpen the image beforehand. 3. Upload PNG, rather than JPG. Read…
  • A Truly Adventurous Giveaway From PJ and Poler!

    Erin
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    We’ve teamed up with Poler for the ultimate roundup of summer fun/camping/roadtrip essentials. Check out our favorite Poler gear, and their favorite picks from our shop. Then enter to win a Mega Prize Pack of gifts worth over $400 from the both of us. Wowza! It’s never too late to start your summer adventure. (...)Read the rest of A Truly Adventurous Giveaway From PJ and Poler! (464 words) © Erin for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Photograph Summer Fun From Festivals to Farmers Markets

    Taylor
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Street fairs and block parties and farmer’s markets, oh my! Summer’s the time for outdoor fun. But so much activity can be overwhelming. How do you make sure you capture it all? You use this list we made just for you! It has all the photo actions you’re gonna wanna take during your next outdoor summer extravaganza. Now slap on some sunscreen and let’s go! Photograph Outdoor Summer Memories (...)Read the rest of Photograph Summer Fun From Festivals to Farmers Markets (437 words) © Taylor for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post…
 
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    Northlight Images Photography

  • Canon 5Ds - only great lenses need apply?

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:33 am
    It's been said that many of your older (cheaper) lenses will need to be updated for the 5Ds. Trying out an Olympus Zuiko 50/1.2 and a 1958 Tamron Twin-Tele 135/4.5 suggests that a rising tide really does raise all boats.
  • Comparing prints made with the Canon EOS 5Ds

    19 Jul 2015 | 1:03 pm
    How do prints made from the 51MP sensor of the Canon EOS 5Ds compare with ones made with older lower resolution cameras. For real world use at different print sizes, does the extra resolution make much difference?
  • Why a taxi company matters to your photo business

    5 Jul 2015 | 11:59 am
    How the business model of Uber might signify disruptive change in the world of photography. A new business wants to let anyone be a 'working' photographer. Does this matter, and what can you do to keep your business growing. Part of our Business of Photography series of articles
  • Canon Software updated

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

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

  • Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x M43

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Metabones and Caldwell Photographic have launched a new Speed Booster ULTRA series of “focal lens reducing” adapters designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Read more and comment »
  • Samsung S5K3P3 Mobile Image Sensor

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Samsung have announced the industry’s first 1μm-pixel-based 16 megapixel CMOS sensor designed for use in mobile devices. Read more and comment »
  • Colour Clipping Issue Resolved in Latest Release of Google Chrome

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    Google Chrome version 43.02357, which came out in May, proved to be a nightmare for photography enthusiasts. Version 44.0.2403, now available on all platforms, comes with a fix. Read more and comment »
  • What a Wonderful World

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    The Act’Image Association has launched a major European photographic contest titled What a Wonderful World. Read more and comment »
  • Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2015

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Outdoor Photography magazine has announced that its competition to find the next Outdoor Photographer of the Year is now open. Read more and comment »
 
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    CreativePro

  • Take the Extensis Font Survey

    Mike Rankin
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    The good folks at Extensis certainly know a thing or two about fonts. After all, they are the purveyors of products like Suitcase Fusion, Suitcase Attaché, Universal Type Server, and Font Doctor. And now they want to learn more about what you think of fonts, by giving you the chance to share your thoughts about the future of typography in a brief survey on typographic trends. They ask: What styles do you think will be trending? What’s passé? What wouldn’t you touch with a 10-foot pole? So here’s your chance to proclaim your secret love for Papyrus (anonymously, of course), or…
  • FontScout Apps Helps with Type Selection

    Erica Gamet
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    I might be alone in this, but some days I feel like I’m drowning in fonts! I love having so many at my fingertips and easy access, but I often just need to pick a decent typeface and get on with a project. It’s like the folks at MyFonts heard my silent pleas for help with font selection, because they have released an app that does just that. FontScout is a free app for the iPad that helps you zero in on the perfect typeface. The app first shows you a list of example typefaces, not merely a categorical listing of “script,” “serif,” and “sans…
  • Stormdeck: Inspiration for Graphic Designers in a Deck of Cards

    Mike Rankin
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    When you need to do a little creative brainstorming, what’s your typical approach? Do you immediately start typing things into Google? Head over to Pinterest or photo sharing sites and apps? Or are you more likely to go analog, start doodling, or flipping through the pages of books and magazines? The creators of a new Kickstarter campaign think they have a better idea: a deck of cards designed to spark your imagination and find the right approach to a creative project. Stormdeck is the name of the card set, and it features 80 cards organized into five categories: Style, Message, Color,…
  • A Conversation with Adobe’s New Head of Content

    CreativePro Staff
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:46 am
    Press Release A Conversation with Scott Braut, Adobe’s new Head of Content Adobe has hired Scott Braut as Head of Content to drive the company’s content strategy and operations for Creative Cloud. Scott is a well-known leader in the content space and most recently served as the Vice President of Content for Shutterstock.  He has over 20 years of experience in content licensing, product development, eCommerce, and digital media. This content role at Adobe is new. What will it be exactly and why did you create it? Adobe has provided tools that support creativity and communication for over…
  • Kickstarter Card Deck Campaign Features Kings of India

    Erica Gamet
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:02 am
    I don’t know where the fascination of unique card decks on Kickstarter comes from, but I could look at those projects all day. One that caught my eye is the “Kings of India” deck from Montreal-based studio Humble Raja. Sadly, my knowledge of India and designs from that country is limited to eating at some amazing Indian restaurants and being inspired to travel to that country after seeing Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. So, I’m no expert. However, the artwork that is featured on this particular card deck is detailed and beautiful, further piquing my interest in a trip to…
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    Chase Jarvis Blog

  • Come Work with Me! I’m Hiring a Digital / Content Guru

    Chase
    8 Jul 2015 | 10:41 am
    Ok friends. This post has been a long time coming…you’ll see why a in a bit… but for now, here’s what you need to know. In short, I’m looking for a high quality, high hustle digital/content guru to be my right hand man / woman supporting my content efforts. It’s true – I’m deep into lining up a new, fresh chapter of content aiming to add value to this community – those already with us and those yet to join our army. There are simply not enough hours in the day for me to create as much content as I’d like to be creating with one slice…
  • Switch It Up: On the Other Side of the Lens with Cassey Ho.

    Chase
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:02 am
    I’ve spent most of my life behind the camera, but I occasionally end up out in front of it too. Like the buzz I get talking with inspirational pals, or when I want to laugh/cry/hide under a rock, or other times still when I get to launch a thing or two that the world hasn’t seen before. And then there’s the ‘other side of the lens’ stuff I get the opportunity to as a…um…”influencer” (wack term / really awkward). I say no to 99% of that stuff (esp cringe-worthy things) UNLESS it has something to do with what I love – like say the…
  • First Hands on with MIMIC — It’s a Game Changer [ Plus Score a Free MIMIC + MOVI Package ]

    Chase
    12 Apr 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Today I’m excited to be the first to share with you a piece of game-changing technology that will help new AND established cinema / video camera operators capture world class moving pictures in the most intuitive, simple way that I’ve ever imagined. And if you read to the bottom of this post, you’ll see I’m giving you a chance to win this gear valued at ~$5000. Over my career in the photo & film industries I’ve had the good fortune to collaborate behind-the-scenes with many of the brightest minds, top brands and most innovative products. Among those I count experiences with…
  • Chasing Photographs (and Adventure) On Location In New Zealand

    Chase
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:19 am
    One thing that never gets old for me is the adventure of location photography. I thrive on the travel and escaping from one’s day-to-day, the challenges that Mother Nature conjures up and deploys on you at a whim, and the camaraderie of a crew – be it large or small – united on a mission in search of a stunning photo or two. Now combine that “one thing that never gets old” with another – the stunning country that is New Zealand.  This is perhaps the mother of all location shooting – there’s a reason that Peter Jackson chooses this backdrop for all the fantasy…
  • 6 Books Guaranteed to Make You More Creative

    Chase
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:59 am
    One of the most common misconceptions I come across is the belief that once you’ve somehow “made it,” I / one / you don’t hit ruts, bumps, run into blocks, or otherwise get paralyzed by the creative work that needs doing. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. I get thrown for a loop all the time. I’ve found myself off my game at numerous times in my career, getting lost for a bit and struggling to re-capture the clarity that comes with great creative vision, intent, and very hard work. And the same is true of so many of my friends who are at the top of their creative…
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    Camera Labs

  • How to photograph the Tour de France - with a $550 camera!

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Over the past three years I've photographed the Mountain stages of the Tour de France with mirrorless cameras. On the one hand the Tour is easy to access as it's open and un-ticketed. You can literally stand a couple of feet away from the World's greatest cyclists with nothing between you, completely free of charge. On the other hand it can be logistically complex to view thanks to remote regions and road closures. In my article I'll share my experience of visiting and shooting three tours, including researching the routes, planning locations, choosing the best angles and what kind of gear…
  • Nikon S9900 review - a great value 30x pocket super-zoom!

    21 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Nikon's COOLPIX S9900 is a pocket super-zoom with a 30x optical range and a couple of features you won't find on many or even any rivals. First is a built-in GPS receiver which is becoming a rarity in this market. Secondly is a full-articulated side-hinged screen, which is unique amongst the competition. As a modern camera, it also sports Wifi with NFC, 1080p video and a raft of shooting modes. Impressively it's one of the cheapest of its peer group, so check out our Nikon S9900 review to see how it compares against Panasonic's TZ70 / ZS50 and Sony's HX90V!
  • Sony HX90V review - one of the best 30x pocket super-zooms!

    15 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Sony's Cyber-shot HX90V is the World's smallest compact camera with a 30x optical zoom. The newly designed Zeiss optics deliver a 25-750mm equivalent range in a body that's smaller than the earlier HX60V, or indeed its current rival the Lumix TZ70 / ZS50. Like the Lumix, the HX90V also features a built-in electronic viewfinder, but unlike that model also sports an articulated screen along with a GPS receiver. Find out how it measures-up against the competition in my Sony HX90V review!
  • Canon EOS 760D / Rebel T6s review - an affordable but classy DSLR!

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Canon's EOS 760D, or Rebel T6s as it's known in North America, is the company's latest upper entry-level DSLR. It features Successor to the EOS 700D / Rebel T5i, it boosts the resolution from 18 to 24 Megapixels, features an improved hybrid AF system for movies, better metering, a 19-point viewfinder AF system, and becomes the first Rebel / xxxD to feature built-in Wifi with NFC. Like its predecessor, it's also fitted with a 3in fully-articulated touch-screen. I compared it against Nikon's D5500, Panasonic's G7, Sony's A6000 and of course Canon's own cheaper 750D / T6i in my Canon EOS 760D…
  • Panasonic Lumix G7 review - a great mid-range camera!

    23 Jun 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Panasonic's Lumix G7 is a mid-range mirrorless camera, employing a 16 Megapixel sensor with 8fps shooting (6fps with AF). The G7 becomes the company's latest camera to support 4k video in addition to 1080p at up to 60p. As with earlier 4k Lumix cameras, you can grab 8 Megapixel still photos from video. The new angular body features a dedicated drive mode dial, a 2360k dot OLED viewfinder and 3in fully-articulated touch-screen, along with focus peaking, silent shooting, built-in Wifi and timelapse capabilities. It's one of the best-featured mid-range cameras around, but is it the best in…
 
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    Dr.Ozdi

  • Try breathe through fly

    1 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Představ si, že bojuješ sám se sebou DřešV uších kovadliny, v plicích oheňUž máš cíl na dosahA v tom jednom okamžiku se to celé změní v boj o životSmrt ti totiž vlítne do krkuA nožičky má od hoven... Imagine that you're fighting with yourselfHammers in ears, lungs in fireYes, You can touch the targetAnd in that one moment the whole fight turns into a fight for lifeYour life !Because the Death just flew into your neck. Suddenly.With shitty feets ...
  • Těžká dvojka / Two and couple

    19 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Teď všude frčej ty sportovní fotografie a tak jsem zkusil taky něco.Atletického, myslím. I tried sports photography today. An athletic theme, I guess.
  • V kapkách krátkého doletu / In short range drops

    5 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Abstrakce na osvěžující téma. Abstraction of refreshing theme.
  • Javorový lístek / The maple leaf

    27 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Směs slunečních paprsků, pramenité vody a čistého tlení. A mixture of sunshine, spring water and pure rotting.
  • Dubový lístek / The oak leaf

    20 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Jen tak... Just shoot...
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • A Scottish Seminar!

    Joe McNally
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    Really looking forward to Scotland in September. Annie and I did part of our honeymoon there, just outside of Edinburgh, which we found to be one of the great “walk around” cities ever. Happy to be going back. Doing a week long shooting/lighting workshop with the estimable Liza Politi, Sept. 6-13, but, prior to that workshop, on Sept. 4th, we have a one day flash seminar staging at the Apex Hotel in downtown Edinburgh. Hit this link for details. It will be the usual–pictures, Speedlights, live shoots, Q&A, and most likely, quite a few laughs along the way. I mean, I…
  • Change Your Lens…

    Joe McNally
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:11 am
    Rarely run the same pic twice in a row, but publishing the below last week reminded me of one of those perilous moments we all have in the field, when the job hangs in the balance, and you are on location, and the sun’s not up yet, and the location looks like garbage, and the sky is black and featureless, and you don’t have a single clue as to what to do. The crew is looking to you to announce a great visual direction, or bark stirring orders that will lead to heroic photography and you just hope it starts raining so you have an excuse to go back to the hotel and put the covers…
  • PopUp! Flash! Seattle!

    Joe McNally
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    So, here’s the skinny. Hobby, Arias and Heisler himself will be in Seattle, together, teaching all manner of photographic wizardry and skill sets, on Sept. 19th and 20th. Hit this link for all details. I’ll be there as well, for comic relief and to carry Greg’s bags, manage David’s twitter account (oh, to dream!) and convince Zack there’s nothing wrong with more than one light. My dear friends Mohamed Somji and Hala Salhi have built a world class photo oasis in the midst of the deserts of the UAE, in the topsy turvy city of Dubai. They are now extending their…
  • The Moment It Clicks Tour

    Joe McNally
    9 Jul 2015 | 2:34 am
    Finding faces…. As I believe I said to Jason, who was sitting in the crowd for the Moment It Clicks tour stop, Nashville edition, “You didn’t think you could leave here without me photographing you, did you?” The how of lighting is very much in evidence during this seminar, but actually more prominent is the question of the why of lighting. “Hey, I got high ISO. Why light anything anymore?” That’s a question that is asked a bit, now that we have all collectively gone to high ISO heaven. But, as I mention from the stage, ISO, high or low, is generally…
  • Fashion! NYC! TTL!

    Joe McNally
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:45 am
    We photogs are known to lavish attention on our gear, and ascribe to it virtually human qualities. “That’s a beautiful lens.” “That soft box makes gorgeous light.” Descriptions can be fevered, bordering on irrational, occasionally. I am guilty of this, just as almost everyone is who has labored as a photographer. At the end of the day, though, the things we use are tools, and like any job, you hopefully choose appropriately. Small, light and fast is often the mantra of an assignment. Very occasionally we get called on to do a heavier production job, and that…
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    Canon Blogger

  • Cleaning Your SLR

    Jason
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    I’ve written several times on the blog about cameras, sensor dust, and cleaning your SLR.  You can review those here, here, and here (5 Ways to Clean, 5 Times to Clean, and 5 Ways to Avoid Dust).  I’ve also elaborated… Read more → The post Cleaning Your SLR appeared first on Canon Blogger.
  • Fill the Frame Versus Rule of Thirds

    Jason
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    When taking and making pictures, composing your image in a way that is compelling encompasses many “rules of composition”, including things like filling the frame, the Rule of Thirds, and Golden K, among several others. With virtually any image though,… Read more → The post Fill the Frame Versus Rule of Thirds appeared first on Canon Blogger.
  • Learning the Basics of Photography

    Jason
    8 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    I’ve been working on a new curriculum and have the first of several eBooks available for free download!  I’d like to hear feedback from you before putting all of these together into a course, so am offering them for free! Once… Read more → The post Learning the Basics of Photography appeared first on Canon Blogger.
  • How to Center Objects in Photoshop

    Jason
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    This tutorial is a short two minute tutorial on how to center Objects in Photoshop.  The video was done using Photoshop CS2, but the practice remains the same through the Creative Cloud iterations as well.  Since it is a timeless… Read more → The post How to Center Objects in Photoshop appeared first on Canon Blogger.
  • Fireworks Friday!

    Jason
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Happy Fourth of July everyone! Read more → The post Fireworks Friday! appeared first on Canon Blogger.
 
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    Endless Years/Snapping Cat

  • Gadgets: 2015 July 01

    admin
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Bluetooth is amazing technology but it amazes me how often I am asked about Bluetooth; what it is, how it works, etc. The Songo Portable takes the Bluetooth technology a few years backwards to older non-Bluetooth enabled devices giving you wireless connectivity for many uses. The most popular I would think is to stream your music from your smartphone to your non-Bluetooth-enabled car stereo. There’s no taking the stereo out or connecting wires or anything cumbersome. Just take the pocket sized Songo Portable and plug it into the 3.5 mm auxiliary in-port in your car. Now whatever is playing…
  • Gadgets:: MindShift’s complete storage system for action cameras

    admin
    8 Jun 2015 | 8:03 am
    By Gregg MindShift Rotation 180-degree Trail 16L backpack Action camera systems are designed to work in extreme conditions and the MindShift action series is produced with the same mindset. The series includes 13 products ranging from filter pouches up to backpacks for storing your camera systems in a safe manner with easy access. According to MindShift, they were designed with organization and ease of access in mind, and after seeing samples from the line it’s a slam dunk that they have achieved that and more. According to the company website, “All fabric exteriors are treated with a…
  • Gadgets:: Control electric devices with the Satechi IQ Plug

    admin
    3 Jun 2015 | 11:38 am
    By Gregg Ellman :: #greggellman @greggellman The Satechi IQ Plug is so smart, it can control any device plugged into it. It also shows you how much power is being consumed and even has a weekly programmable schedule for turning a device such as a light, on and off. Download the free app (Google Play and the Apple App store) and then connect your smartphone with the plug via Bluetooth 4.0; pairing the device takes just a few seconds. Once the app is running, plug the IQ Plug into a standard AC power outlet (100-120V) and then plug your device into the IQ Plug. Now you can turn your device on…
  • Gadgets :: 2015 May 18

    admin
    31 May 2015 | 7:47 am
    By Gregg Ellman :: #greggellman @greggellman  The SkylinkNet alarm system kit is nothing fancy but it’s easy to setup and works well for a simple home security system. Like any other smart-home system, it has to be connected to a home Internet system and works with an iPhone or Android smartphone (not included). What is included in the kit is an Internet Hub, motion sensor, key chain remote and a pair of window/door sensors. Where you connect the sensors is your choice, there’s no right or wrong. The kit is designed to start off with the basics and then add on from there. Window, door or…
  • Gadgets:: Organize and transfer content with SanDisk 3.0 Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0

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

  • How Credit Card Scam Targeting Wedding Photographers Work and How To Protect Yourself

    Udi Tirosh
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:23 am
    Businesses beware! There’s a scam targeting wedding photographers It appears that there’s a credit card scam targeting wedding photographers making its way round the Internet. Over the past several months, I’ve been contacted by a number of unimaginably eager clients-to-be requesting to reserve my wedding photography services. These messages share several common elements: English is [...] The post How Credit Card Scam Targeting Wedding Photographers Work and How To Protect Yourself appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Sony Announces Plans To Shutdown Their Online Store; Deals & Clearance Sale Unlikely

    Tiffany Mueller
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Visitors to the Sony website (perhaps looking to pre-order an A7R II), were greeted with notice announcing the popular electronics manufacturer plan to cease taking orders via their online store beginning on August 28th. The banner (see above photo) simply says, “…Sony will have an exciting new product website that includes our authorized retailers for [...] The post Sony Announces Plans To Shutdown Their Online Store; Deals & Clearance Sale Unlikely appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Kentucky Man Who Shot Drone Out Of The Sky With Shotgun Arrested; Faces Two Felony Charges

    Tiffany Mueller
    1 Aug 2015 | 11:32 am
    On July 26, 2015, William H. Merideth was enjoying the afternoon with his daughters in the backyard of his Hillview, Kentucky home when they noticed a drone flying around the neighborhood. When the drone finally made it’s way over Merideth’s property, he was armed and ready to shoot the device out of the sky, which he [...] The post Kentucky Man Who Shot Drone Out Of The Sky With Shotgun Arrested; Faces Two Felony Charges appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Sony A7r II Noise Comparison And Rolling Shutter Test

    Tiffany Mueller
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:54 am
    We’re starting to see more and more sample footage from the much anticipated Sony A7R ii, which is due to start shipping August 5th. U.K. based photographer, Jon Roberts, recently got his hands on one of the cameras and was nice enough to whip up this noise test, which compares the A7R II to it’s [...] The post Sony A7r II Noise Comparison And Rolling Shutter Test appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • The Camera Store Guys Give The Canon 5DSR A Hands-On Field Test

    Tiffany Mueller
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    There’s been a lot of talk–some good, so not so good–about Canon’s new 5DS and 5DSR. In June, Roger Cicala shared some his technical findings and overall impressions of the 5DSR with us, and to follow up on that post we’re sharing this in-depth and hands on review made from the guys over at The [...] The post The Camera Store Guys Give The Canon 5DSR A Hands-On Field Test appeared first on DIY Photography.
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: Kaleidoscope Effect and Flood Plugin – Episode 419

    Aaron Westgate
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    This week, Corey has an animated kaleidoscope effect. Pete talks about a free plugin called Flood, and demos all the creations you can make with it. This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 419 is now playing! Download Episode 419 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: 3D Text and Using a Photo as Backdrop – Episode 418

    Aaron Westgate
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    On PhotoshopUserTV this week, Corey has a tip on working 3D text into your photo or design. Pete has a tip on turning your photos into a backdrop. This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 418 is now playing! Download Episode 418 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Fun with Symmetry and Blur Grain Noise – Episode 417

    Aaron Westgate
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    This week on PhotoshopUserTV, Corey has a tip on having fun with symmetry. Pete has a tip on the blur gallery and adding grain/noise to your blur. This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 417 is now playing! Download Episode 417 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Creating Wide Angle Text And Using Multiple Strokes – Episode 416

    Yojance
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:21 am
    On Photoshop User TV this week, Corey has a tip on making 2d text look 3d with wide angle text. Pete has a tip on being creative with multiple strokes. This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 416 is now playing! Download Episode 416 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Gradients, Drop Shadows, and Radial Graphics – Episode 415

    Aaron Westgate
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    In this season opener, Pete has a tip on working in the new Adobe PS CC 2015 update and shows us how to use multiple gradients and drop shadows. Corey has a trick on using radial graphics. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 415 is now playing! Download Episode 415 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
 
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    Image Sensors World

  • Sharp Reports Quarterly Sales

    Vladimir Koifman
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Sharp reports its Q1 FY2015 results for the quarter ended on June 30, 2015. The image sensors sales are presented as a separate item. One can see that image sensor business has grown to become the biggest product category among the company's main products:
  • Invisage in AlwaysOn Global 100 List

    Vladimir Koifman
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:18 am
    Invisage reports that it been selected as one of the 2015 AlwaysON Global 100 Companies to Watch. "The award recognizes private startups at the forefront of technological innovation that also demonstrate sound business strategies."
  • Omnivision Adds PDAF to its 13MP RGBW Sensor

    Vladimir Koifman
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:18 pm
    PRNewswire: OmniVision announces the OV13853, a 13MP PureCel image sensor based on 1.12um pixel with phase detection autofocus (PDAF). The OV13853 fits into a compact 8.5 mm x 8.5 mm module with a z-height of less than 5 mm. The sensor is currently in volume production."The mobile device ecosystem has progressed vastly, and we believe that DSLR features such as PDAF can now potentially be in play even for the mainstream smartphone segment. In light of this, we are announcing today our first 13-megapixel sensor with special phase detection pixels to support PDAF for this segment," said Badri…
  • Hutchinson Introduces SMA OIS Actuator

    Vladimir Koifman
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:35 am
    GlobeNewsWire: Hutchinson expects to begin shipping prototypes of a new Cambridge Mechatronics' Shape Memory Alloy Optical Image Stabilization (SMA OIS) actuator to tier 1 camera module manufacturers in early August. The new Gemini product was designed in response to customer requests for reduced OIS camera thickness. Gemini is said to reduce SMA OIS actuator thickness by more than 70%, to enable the world's slimmest OIS smartphone cameras. Gemini is expected to be ready for volume production in Q4 2015.Building on the value users place on "selfie" photos, Hutchinson Technology is also…
  • Omnivision Presents New VGA Sensors

    Vladimir Koifman
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:25 am
    PRNewswire: OmniVision announces the cost-optimized and power-efficient OVM7699 CameraCubeChip and OV7699 CameraChip based on 1.75um OmniBSI+ pixel. The 1/13-inch OVM7699 and OV7699 are said to have the industry's smallest footprint and intended for a wide range of applications, including feature phones, mainstream smartphones, notebooks, wearables and IoT devices, among others.The OVM7699 comes in a 2.1 mm x 2.1 mm CameraCubeChip™ module with a z-height of approximately 2.3 mm, while the OV7699 comes in a 2.03 mm x 2.08 mm CSP. Both the OVM7699 and the OV7699 are currently available for…
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    Visual Realia

  • On Music

    visualrealia
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:15 pm
    In 1990, I asked a number of government and business leaders if they would be willing to share a statement about music for my band students via a band newsletter. We received some wonderful responses from a Vice President, Supreme Court Justices and noteable business executives. A big thanks to Tom Batiuk, Cathleen Black, Justice Harry Blackmun, Fred Drasner, Kirk Glaze, Karl Glenn, Raymond Gover, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Robert MacLeod, Mark Tully Massagli, James Near, Justice Sandra O'Connor, Justice Lewis Powell, Jr., Peter Prichard, Vice President Dan Quayle, Chief Justice William…
  • Memes

    visualrealia
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:41 am
    Artist Copyright - All works of art within this web site are protected under U.S. copyright laws and international conventions. No portion of the artist's works or statements may be used, downloaded, reproduced using any means, copied, or transferred electronically, without prior written permission from the artist. Tags: memehumorphotograph
  • John's Burnt Mill Bridge

    visualrealia
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Located roughly six miles from Hanover, not far off of Centennial Road, is a small bridge easily driven over without noticing its beautiful structure and historical significance. John’s Burnt Mill Bridge, sometimes referred to locally as Camelback Bridge, was accepted into the list of National Register of Historic Places in 1974. (Its official designation for the county is Bridge No. 56.) It spans the south branch of the Conewago Creek in Mount Pleasant and Oxford Townships, Pennsylvania. While there are some discrepancies regarding the construction date of the bridge, ranging from 1800…
  • Schmucker Art Gallery Panoramas

    visualrealia
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Adams County Arts Council's annual juried exhibit continues through June 19th, 2015. Participating artists and art lovers are fortunate to have the show housed in such a wonderful home, Gettysburg College's Schmucker Art Gallery. Juror Cristin Cash of St. Mary’s College of Maryland selected a wide range of styles and mediums for display You can get a feel for the exhibit and the gallery by clicking on the three panoramas below. Not all works are shown; you are encouraged to attend this show and other upcoming exhibits at Schmucker Art Gallery and in your hometown and region. Art is best…
  • Online Questions of Courage: Caitlyn Jenner

    visualrealia
    5 Jun 2015 | 12:54 pm
    When controversial topics arise in the media world, I tend to be much less interested in the controversy itself than the reactions from folks, both in person and on social media. Now that the newsfeed (which rarely has anything to do with news or food, for that matter) is slowing in terms of reactions to Jenner, I’ll note my head-scratching after seeing the various Facebook posts. When did bravery/heroism/courage become a competition? Did I miss some grand pronouncement that there can only be one heroic act a year? The posts noting that Jenner can’t be considered to have made a brave…
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Get rid of all those extra TIFFs & PSDs in your Lightroom Library fast!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    Each time you jump over to Photoshop, it usually creates a copy of your photo and saves it alongside the original in PSD or TIFF format (depending on what you chose in Lightroom’s External Editing preferences), even if you never made a change to it in Photoshop. If you’re like me, you probably had a hundred or more of these PSDs or TIFFs with no visible changes, just taking up space on your drive and in Lightroom. If you still haven’t gotten rid of them, here’s what to do: (1) Go to the Library module, and in the Catalog panel, click on All Photographs. (2) Up in the Library…
  • A Quick before and after

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    So I thought I would walk you through a quick edit and let you in on my thoughts. Starting image… reset to just the RAW image for you to see all the steps. (I have a preset that is applied on import usually.) The first step that sets the tone for the image and helps clarify the editing is getting the crop and composition how I like it. I crop to the image, not to a set ratio, but some folks prefer to keep certain ratios for printing… it is up to you. Since the main story of the image is the boy and his bike, there is a lot of extraneous area that can be cropped. For action…
  • My New Lightroom Book (just announced today) Is Very Different Than My Other Lightroom Book

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang: The video above kind of explains what the book is about, but I thought I’d take 30-seconds to define both, so you know which one is for you (and, of course, I’m hoping one of them is for you. And your friends. And family. And strangers you meet on the street. Etc.). My existing Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers It’s designed to teach you Lightroom from the ground up, and its focus is on workflow, and teaching you all the awesome stuff that Lightroom does so you can fall in love with it like about a bazillion photographers around the world already have. Here are the links…
  • A Quick Portrait “Finishing Move” in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang (and Happy Monday). This isn’t some earth-shattering Lightroom secret or anything, but it’s something that I do to a lot of my portraits, kind of as a finishing move, and while it’s subtle, I think it’s important. I get a lot of questions about these finishing moves, so I thought I’d share this one here today. It’s about a very quick way to brighten just your subject’s face, which is something (as I said), I do a lot. The original image is above. STEP ONE: Get the Adjustment Brush; double-click on the word “Effects” to reset all…
  • Bringing Your Logo into Lightroom (with a transparent background behind it)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    Happy Friday everybody. Here’s a tip on how to bring your logo into Lightroom (so you can use it in slideshows, or as an identity plate, or for the title of a slideshow, or whatever), but with a transparent background behind it (that’s the cool part). Here’s how it’s done: STEP ONE: We have start over in Photoshop (any ol’ version will do). Open a new document, and then use the Place command (under the File menu) to bring in your logo, so it appears on its own layer above the background layer (as shown here). STEP TWO: Now, go to the Layers panel and drag the…
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    Photoinduced.com

  • Bits and Bobs – Fast Looks At Some New Gear

    Damon
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Lots of new products are coming out to help you shoot, share, transport, maintain, post. Here is a quick look at products from ThinkTank, LensPen, TinType, Epic. First up: My favorite roller bag, the ThinkTank Airport International, has always been a perfect, discreet, plain luggage looking way to travel with your gear. But when you […]
  • iRig Mic HD – Citizen Journalism On A Budget

    Damon
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:19 pm
    The folks at iK Multimedia make some great products for the musician: mics, stands, pre-amps and apps, at a very affordable price for high quality recording tools. Sure, if you are the next Bob Dylan, this is great news. I’m not. I’m a curious tourist who like to capture life around me, either in stills […]
  • July 4th Fireworks Photos! A Simple Guide to Cool Images

    Damon
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:50 pm
    (This is a previously published article, but the fireworks haven’t changed, so it should all still hold true.) Living in A Powder Keg and Giving Off Sparks! What is it about fireworks that draws us close, cause us to emit uncontrollable ooohs and ahhhhs, and brings a group experience unlike any other? That shared , […]
  • CE WEEK – A Fast Look at Some Cool New Tech

    Damon
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:50 pm
    It’s the halfway mark to CES in Las Vegas, and CE WEEK has come to NYC. What that means is that a lot of new tech that may be useful for you as a photog, or just tech for your life is getting shown off. Haven’t put into a real world review situation yet, but […]
  • Real World Review: Nikon D750 – A Lot To Love In A Smaller Package

    Damon
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:23 pm
    First of all, I’d like to say that Nikon has totally gotten the Wi-Fi right! The Nikon D750 works like crazy. After shooting for the day at the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, I was transferring the photos to my phone while on the subway and posting to social media, immediately. Right until the subway […]
 
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    Askthephotographer

  • Posisi seharusnya mata subjek portrait

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    Tidak diragukan lagi bahwa mata merupakan fokus utama dalam fotografi portrait, karena dari sinilah karakter subjek akan terlihat. Saat terjadi kontak langsung yakni subjek melihat langsung ke kamera akan menghasilkan koneksi yang sangat kuat antara subjek dan viewer. Tips sederhana dari expert adalah subjek melihat sedikit diatas posisi lensa sehingga mata nampak lebih lebar, dan seringkali saat mata melihat langsung ke lensa tampak lebih sipit/sedikit menutup. Seringkali gambar yang dihasilkan lebih baik saat subjek melihat ujung kepala fotografer dibandingkan melihat ke arah lensa…
  • Kekuatan dari sebuah Visi

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:36 pm
    Visi merupakan hasil akhir yang diharapkan seorang fotografer, bisa juga disebut pandangan terhadap titik akhir yang akan dituju. Sedangkan misi merupakan tugas-tugas yang perlu dilakukan untuk sampai ke titik visi tersebut. ketika seorang fotografer memiliki sebuah visi mereka tahu benar apa yang akan ditampilkan dan diceritakan dalam sebuah gambar serta mereka tahu benar bagaimana cara menghadirkannya(misi) dalam sebuah gambar yang manarik. Visi selalu diperlukan untuk fotografi apapun dan visi tersebut berlaku sama yakni memiliki urutan berikut : 1. Melihat subjek dengan jelas, apakah baik…
  • Tips Fotografi : memotret bunga

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Tanaman dan bunga merupakan subjek fotografi yang sangat menarik, khususnya saat direkam dilingkungannya yang alami. Karena bunga tidak bergerak seharusnya kita lebih mudah merekamnya. Pagi hari merupakan waktu spesial baik untuk bunga liar maupun bunga dihalaman rumah, karena pengaruh cahaya pagi mengungkap detail dan berwarna kekuningan/memiliki temperatur yang hangat. Lebih spesial lagi dipagi hari terdapat embun baik di daun maupun kelopak bunga yang jika diperbesar dengan lensa makro akan muncul refleksi. Berikut adalah beberapa hal yang bisa dilakukan untuk mendapatkan gambar bunga yang…
  • Tips environmental portrait yang lebih baik 

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:32 pm
      Tahukah anda apa yang dimaksud dengan environmental portrait? Environmental portrait yakni memotret seseorang dalam habitatnya, memotret dokter yang sedang merawat pasien atau guru sedang mengajar, atau kasir yang sedang menghitung uang dimana mereka berada dilingkungan yang mereka jalani sehari-hari. fotografi portrait tidak melulu harus indoor, namun juga outdoor yang melibatkan orang-orang dengan berbagai aktivitasnya. Environmental portrait memberikan tantangan tersendiri karena berkaitan dengan momen dan keahlian yang kita miliki. Umumnya kita tidak memiliki kesempatan untuk…
  • Pengenalan fotografi makro

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Seberapa dekat kita bisa memotret subjek? ini merupakan pertanyaan makro. Atau lebih tepatnya sebesar apa subjek akan ditampilakan. Fotografi makro akan mengungkap detail yang mungkin tidak pernah dilihat manusia dengan mata telanjang, karena kelebihan perbesaran pada lensa makro. Depth of field merupakan kunci utama fotografi makro, yakni fokus subjek dan area blur dibelakang maupun depan subjek. Penggunaan DOF sempit bermanfaat untuk melakukan isolasi subjek sehingga nampak dominan, dan mata viewer langsung tertuju kepadanya. Kareana posisi sangat dekat maka DOF otomatis akan lebih sempit…
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    The Imaging Buffet

  • The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning Returns to NJ July 24-26, 2015

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    The balloons are returning to central NJ! For the 33rd year, the QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is happening at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ from Fri. July 24 to Sunday, July 26, 2015. The number of photo opportunities (especially when about 100 balloons are in the air), are always incredible. I’m personally excited to see the Darth Vader balloon return, joined this year (for the first time) by Yoda. The weather, based on a quick look at weather.com is looking ideal for all three days of the festival, which is important because if it is too windy, the balloons are…
  • BookCon 2015 Returns to NYC 5/30-31 – Tips for Navigating the Show and Links

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    29 May 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Love Books? I know I do. For the last three years I’ve been attending the BEA (Book Expo America), which is primarily an industry show for the book business. Last year, someone got the idea of running a consumer book show akin to Comic Con, which is a huge event that celebrates all things related to the comic book industry, held annually in multiple cities. I must say that it was a very good idea! Last year’s BookCon show was packed with people celebrating the very wide world of literature, from romance novels to stunning photography picture books (I personally favor these over the…
  • A Photo From the Jersey Shore with Commentary by Digital Photo Academy Instructor Bill Blanchard

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:39 am
    Today I’m happy to bring you another image with technical data, thoughts and comments from photographer and instructor at Digital Photo Academy, Bill Blanchard. This time, the subject of the photo is one of my favorite places, the Jersey Shore.  You may recognize the Fun Town Amusement Pier in Seaside Heights, NJ. The entire pier (as well as Casino Pier on the other side of the boardwalk) was heavily damaged during Hurricane Sandy (October, 2012) just about nine months after this photo was taken (1/10/2012). Unfortunately, the stately ferris wheel in the photograph was so badly…
  • WPPI 2015 Overview – Show Returns to Las Vegas on 2/28/2015

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    30 Dec 2014 | 10:22 am
    I’ve been attending photo shows sponsored by photo organizations, publications and other industry groups for over 20 years, and there are a few that really stand out in my mind for the quality of programs and the trade shows that usually accompany them. One of them, the PhotoPlus Expo, happens each Fall in New York City (you can read my review of the 2014 show here), and another fantastic one (Imaging USA) is being held this year in the beginning of February in Nashville, TN. I just received some information about the programming schedule for The Wedding & Portrait Photography…
  • Composition and Lighting Tip from Digital Photo Academy Instructor Don Peters

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:11 am
    Last month, we started highlighting images, tips and insights from instructors at Digital Photo Academy (DPA). This month, we’re highlighting an image from Photographer Don Peters, one of the 100+ instructors at DPA. Don is based in Chicago as well as Orlando (generally during the winter months). This photo definitely reminds me of the colors I often see when visiting the amazing theme parks located in and around Orlando. photo © Donald Peters, All Rights Reserved (click for a larger version) “My mantra, in my Composition in the Field Classes for DPA, is to look for color, shape,…
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    Yanik's Photo School

  • Who Owns a Photo on the Internet – Copyright Infographic

    Yanik
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:14 am
    Like almost everybody who takes photos, I like to share some of them online. It’s a great way to show your skills or just tell stories. But what happens to the photo’s copyright once it’s uploaded on a social media site like Facebook? Do you still own the rights to your photo? Well the guys over at Clifton Cameras made a great photo copyright infographic explaining how it works. Remember that you can also get my free Ultimate Legal Bundle for Photographers which includes a Cease & Desist template as well as 20+ links to various copyright and legal websites. Enjoy! The…
  • The YPS Premium Vintage Lightroom Presets Collection

    Yanik
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:45 am
    The YPS Premium Vintage Lightroom Presets Collection is out! As you know, it was your highest request that I create high quality Lightroom presets and when you guys ask, I listen! I just launched the first of many Premium Lightroom Presets Collections. I decided to start with a bang and go for something in very high demand all over the Net: Vintage Lightroom Presets. If you like Instagram like effects or you’re nostalgic for the 60s and 70s then this collection is perfect for you! I’ve been creating these presets for over a year now and in the last few weeks I’ve been…
  • How to Protect Your Camera from Sand and Dust

    Yanik
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this quick video tutorial, I’ll be giving you 5 important tips on how to protect your camera from sand and dust. Are you going to the beach this summer? Are you planning a trip in the desert? If you answered YES then this video tutorial is for you! The last thing you want to do is be lazy about protecting your camera equipment. Your gear is probably worth thousands of dollars and if you don’t protect it properly from sand, you can cause irreparable damage. Here’s a list of the equipment I talk about in the tutorial: UV Filter Waterproof Flexible DSLR Case (suggested)…
  • YPS Ultimate Legal Bundle for Photographers!

    Yanik
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    It’s finally here! The YPS Ultimate Legal Bundle for Photographers! Why legal documents and not Photoshop actions or Lightroom presets, you may ask? The answer is simple. These documents could save your business!  Since I started my career as a professional photographer back in 2006, I’ve gathered various legal documents from various sources. I must have had 20 versions of model releases, 5 versions of property releases and a lot of now useless documents. A few months ago, I decided to do a major cleanup in all my legal stuff. I streamlined and updated everything for my…
  • Get Topaz DeNoize now at $20 off!

    Yanik
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:05 am
    There are many third party plugins for Lightroom but my favorite still is the Topaz Labs suite. In this suite, my favorites include Topaz Adjust, Topaz ReMask and, of course Topaz Denoize. I’m such a fan of Topaz Labs that I’ve even given free live webinars in partnership with Topaz (see below)! Yes, that’s how much I love their products. Those of you who’ve been following Yanik’s Photo School for many years, you know that I rarely promote products unless I tested them and I know that they will improve your photography workflow, and Topaz products like DeNoize…
 
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    Photography For Real Estate

  • What Happens As You Raise Your Real Estate Photography Shoot Price?

    larry
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Pierre in LA asked the following question: I was wondering what you and others think about the idea of tiered pricing. I’ve seen other photographers offer their own service at a premium and have cheaper prices for staff photographers. My idea is a little different in that I am thinking of offering a premium-priced service […]
  • Congratulations To Charlie Dresen – June/July Videographer Of The Month

    larry
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:21 pm
    Congratulations to Charlie Dresen of Steamboat Springs, Colorado who the video jury voted the June/July videographer of the month. Here is Charlie’s winning video. Here are the ranking results of the voting: #4, Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO #6, Steven Dolinsky, Nyack, New York #5, Jared Saulnier, Portsmouth, NH #7, Allan Mackenzie, Moolooaba, Australia #2, […]
  • The Photography For Real Estate E-book Has Been Updated, Expanded and Reduced In Price

    larry
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:28 pm
    I’m proud to announce that I’ve completed an update and expansion of my Photography For Real Estate ebook. This ebook is designed for people just getting started in real estate photography. It goes into all the technical basics of real estate photography. Everything you need to know to get started. This book along with The Business of […]
  • Cal Mitchener Takes His Elevated Photography To The Next Level

    larry
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Cal Mitchener, a successful real estate shooter in Charlotte, NC that we’ve featured several times here on the PFRE blog, has been providing elevated real estate shots for many years. Cal started with a WonderPole, then in 2011 he moved up to a Gitzo giant tripod. Last week he described his planned move up to […]
  • Why Not Shoot Property Video With A CamCorder?

    larry
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:59 pm
    JR recently ask the following: Background: I worked for 20 years in television, and my weapon was a Betacam. That said, I’m no stranger to SLR/DSLR photography, having done it since I was a kid. I’m considering getting a ‘prosumer’ camcorder–thinking hard about Canon’s HF-G30 and a wide-angle adapter–to shoot RE video. I say prosumer, […]
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    Dodge & Burn

  • Photographer Interview: Kalen Na'il Roach

    13 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Me, My Brother, My Cousin" from the series This is and This isn't My FamilyCopyright Kalen Na'il Roach D&B: Where are you from and where do you work/live now?KNR: I was born in Washington, DC but I’m from Lanham, MD in Prince George’s County.  After I graduated (from the International Center of Photography), I moved back there to my family home and that’s where I currently work and live.Your father used to photograph parties with a Polaroid 600 SE. Is he the one who introduced you to photography? He was in that scene from the mid ‘80s to the late…
  • The Photographer Interviews of 2014

    29 Dec 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Interviews are not easy. With hours of collaborative work behind each one, our photographer interviews are produced over the course of a few weeks, sometimes over a year or more. Despite the labor, after each one, I'm always encouraged to keep making new work. This year I was fortunate to interview 13 photographers, check the links below if you missed any. I hope they too leave you refreshed. Let's look forward to 2015!Cristobal Guerra"Gifs are like the neon Times Square signs of the internet, they're just so direct and particular to our times. You scroll through them and in a…
  • 10 Diverse Photobooks of 2014

    22 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    By now you may have read several lists of the "best photo books of 2014", many of which feature the same books... This is not one of those lists. The photo books listed below were chosen based on this blog's philosophy of promoting photographers of color and including diverse subject matter. I hope in 2015 this list can be twice as long.Melting Away (2014)Melting Away by Camille SeamanPrinceton Architectural Press2014, 156 pagesWhen I bought this book home my 4-year old son immediately flipped through it. His eyes widened with each stunning image, all of which inspired questions that led…
  • Photographer Interview: Nona Faustine

    3 Nov 2014 | 7:26 pm
    "Like A Pregnant Corpse The Ship Expelled Her Into The Patriarchy"(Atlantic Ocean Coast of Brooklyn, NY),from the White Shoes series, Copyright Nona FaustineD&B: Where are you from and where do you/live work now? NF: I was born in Brooklyn, New York and I work and reside there.You've been photographing since age 4. How important was that early exposure to the camera?Yes, my uncle actually put the camera in my hand and my father was the family photographer. This early exposure made me very comfortable with the camera as an instrument. I learned early on that there was power in an image.
  • Weekly Roundup: NYC Hidden Slave Burial Grounds, Upcoming ICP Lectures and More

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    "Over My Dead Body" (2013) from the White Shoes seriesNew York's City Hall, built on top of an African burial ground.Copyright Nona FaustineNona Faustine in Sixteen Sweet Group ShowOn view through November 1, 2014Ivy Brown Gallery, Lower East Side, NYCAn exhibition of 16 female artists, including photography ICP-Bard MFA 2013 graduate Nona Faustine. A portion of the sales will be donated to Bailey House, serving people with HIV/AIDS since 1983. Nona's work from her White Shoes series (about the hidden history of slavery in New York) is also on view through October 31st in the I found God in…
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    Flickr Blog

  • Good Friends

    Leticia Roncero
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Let’s celebrate International Day of Friendship with some beautiful photos of friends having fun together. Please visit the full collection here to share your photos and stories with us!
  • Affection

    Leticia Roncero
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Enjoy our beautiful gallery with the theme “Affection”. You can see the full collection on Flickr. Be sure to share your photos too! A gallery curated by Alicia Santistevan, Photo Editor for the Flickr Marketplace.
  • Farm Friends

    Leticia Roncero
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Some of our furry friends live in farms. See our latest collection of images on Flickr to see how adorable they are and share your photos with the community! A gallery curated by Marina Forte, Photo Editor for the Flickr Marketplace.
  • Flickr Friday: View From My Window

    Stella Jost
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:48 pm
    It’s our daily view, our window to the world. And while some are more fortunate than others with what they see, we invite everybody to share their individual perspective this week: #ViewFromMyWindow Take your best shot for the theme #ViewFromMyWindow and share it in the Flickr Friday group. We will feature our favorite photos on the Flickr blog next week! www.flickr.com/groups/flickrfriday Photo CC by Jérémy Lelièvre (flic.kr/p/hA7G1U)
  • Flickr Friday: The Heaven on Earth selection

    Stella Jost
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:28 pm
    The theme for last week’s #FlickrFriday was #HeavenOnEarth and the photos in our group were accordingly extraordinary! Thank you all for the great submissions. Here are some of our favorites. To see all the contributions visit the Flickr Friday group pool.
 
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  • 2015 Great Oregon Steam Up: Part 2

    jonesoliver
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Yesterday’s post from the 2015 Great Oregon Steam Up had images from the Oregon Electric Railway Museum.  Today’s post includes steam tractors, fire trucks, and some farm tractors. If you read yesterday’s post – just for fun, I suggested that the last photo gave a hint about today’s post.  That hint: IR.  As for the … Continue reading 2015 Great Oregon Steam Up: Part 2 →
  • 2015 Great Oregon Steam Up: Part 1

    jonesoliver
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    This last Saturday, I had a chance to head out to the annual Great Oregon Steam Up.  It’s an event I haven’t visited in a few years – and much like car shows – these sorts of photos are not my strength – making it a great challenge to pull together a few reasonable photos.  … Continue reading 2015 Great Oregon Steam Up: Part 1 →
  • 2015 PFR: The Dismounts

    jonesoliver
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Had a chance to shoot the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo last weekend.  And just for fun – I thought I’d change it up a bit.  So, here you go, in no particular order – some of the top dismounts I was able to put on film. Two frames before the image below – you’ll see … Continue reading 2015 PFR: The Dismounts →
  • The Super Plungers!

    jonesoliver
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    Maybe a better title for this one (and I completely stole this from Alicia) would have been “The Secret Lives of the Super Plungers”. That said, it’s possible the writing is a bit shaky on this one – but hopefully the story successfully highlights this team’s efforts to raise money and awareness for Oregon Special … Continue reading The Super Plungers! →
  • Pinewood Derby Car with Camera

    jonesoliver
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:42 am
    As a Cub Scout, I recall my one year on the Pinewood Derby circuit.  Sure – that season was compressed to a single evening in the cafeteria of my elementary school – but it was a heck of a lot of fun watching my car take 2nd in all three heats that it bounced down … Continue reading Pinewood Derby Car with Camera →
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    Cameratown.com Digital Photography News

  • Canon Introduces First Ultra High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera Featuring ISO Equivalent of over 4,000,000

    29 Jul 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Canon today has introduced the Company’s first multi-purpose camera, the new ME20F-SH, which delivers exceptionally high sensitivity to capture Full HD video with a minimum subject illumination of less than 0.0005 lux1 (at maximum 75 dB gain setting, equivalent to an ISO sensitivity of over 4,000,000). Nighttime surveillance and security, cinematic production, reality television, and nature/wildlife documentaries are just some of the ME20F-SH’s many possible usage applications.
  • Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta is Available Now for Download

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Blackmagic Design today announced that the public beta of DaVinci Resolve 12, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. The new DaVinci Resolve 12 is the software’s biggest update ever and includes powerful new features, making it both the world’s most powerful editing system as well as the world’s most advanced color grading system. The DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta will allow customers to start testing and integrating it into their facilities, and will provide us with valuable feedback that will greatly…
  • Panasonic Announces the LUMIX GX8 Mirrorless Camera with 20-Megapixel and 4k Video

    15 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Panasonic today introduces the new DMC-GX8 (GX8) Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera featuring a host of advanced functions packed in a splash/dust-proof rugged design. The DMC-GX8 integrates Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer)1 for the first time in the LUMIX G series to gain powerful vibration correction. The Body I.S. and Lens I.S. can be switched in the LUMIX GX7 but both Body I.S. and Lens I.S. work at the same time to take maximum advantage of both stabilizers not only in wide angle but also with telephoto. Almost any type of vibration can be effectively suppressed with this innovative image…
  • Sony’s RX100 IV and RX10 II Cameras Bring Professional Imaging Experience to Acclaimed Cyber-shot RX Series

    10 Jun 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Sony has today announced two of the most advanced, versatile Cyber-shot cameras ever to come to market, the compact RX100 IV (model DSC-RX100M4) and high-zoom RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2) cameras. The two new models both feature the world's first 1.0 type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor with advanced signal processing and an attached DRAM memory chip. The high speed signal processing and DRAM memory chip work together to enable more than 5x faster readout of image data3 and are responsible for a variety of standout features that have previously been available in only a select few…
  • Timelapse Death Valley 3-Night and 4-Night Workshops Announced for the Fall 2015

    10 Jun 2015 | 9:02 am
    Timelapse Death Valley 2015 is an intimate 3 and 4-Night timelapse workshop designed for photographers and cinematographers that want to learn the skills needed to capture professional quality timelapses using DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras. The workshop combines classroom sessions with on-location shooting, and is designed for photographers of all skill levels.
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    Scott Wyden Imagery

  • Whitman County Growers

    Scott
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Early June I was with a group of friends in the Palouse, Washington area. We went to photograph the rolling hills and the beauty architecture and farms. We call the group NxNW (North by North West) although we also travel to the East as well. This was the first year that we created a patch for the trip. The patch serves as a sign of friendship, and good times. Armando Martinez designed the patch this year and included an iconic scene from the top of Steptoe Butte, which we had the pleasure of eventually photographing. You can see the patch here, photographed by Justin Balog during the trip.
  • Get Your Photo Critiqued – Today Only on Facebook

    Scott
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today I am offering something special. On my Facebook page I am offering a free critique to as many photographs as I can. Head over to the page, Like it, and then comment on this post with your photo. As I say in the post, I will try to offer constructive feedback on as many photos as I can. The feedback won’t be as detailed as if I had enough 1 on 1 time with you. But hopefully you’ll walk away learning something new. Why offer critiques? I have seen people learn a lot from hearing about their photographs from a different person. Through my private and group teaching, I have…
  • 7 Tips To Help You Hire The Right Photographer

    Scott
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    In my previous article you learned about how to not hire the wrong photographer. You learned that hiring the wrong photographer can cost you time, money and the risk of the end product not satisfying you. So today I want to share 7 tips to  hire the right photographer for your job. Define Your Project Come up with a description that’s short but detailed, to describe your project. Include a bullet list of all the important aspects of the project. For example: Product is stainless steel Product is very reflective Product attracts dust Product shows fingerprints Pet photography…
  • 3 Reasons To Not Hire The Wrong Photographer

    Scott
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m going to tell you a story. One that will hopefully save you thousands of dollars, and way more time than expected. Not long ago a potential photo job was presented to me. One that required photographing a metal product. I have photographed many products before, and continue to do so. But I definitely do not claim to be a master product photographer. So when I looked at what the product was, I quickly turned it down. Here’s why. The product is metal, which is extremely difficult to photograph without fingerprints or dust. The product is extremely shiny, which is extremely…
  • How To Sell Photos With WordPress In 5 Easy Steps

    Scott
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’ve had the pleasure of speaking at two WordCamps this year, both on the topic of selling images with WordPress.  That is a topic I love to talk about, because depending on your audience and depending on what you are selling certain components of the setup might be different than others. But today I want to talk to you specifically about how to sell photos with WordPress, in 5 easy steps. This article is intended for photographers specifically. If you are not selling photographs then these steps might not suit your needs. Needed To Sell Photos With WordPress Photographers need a few…
 
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • Can Photobooth Supply Company Help Your Bottom Line?

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:51 am
    Meet Brandon Wong, a wedding photographer based in Orange County, California, and listen to the story behind how he and his wife Katrina Santos decided to launch Photobooth Supply Company. As a busy studio they began to cap off at 30 weddings a year. Savvy business owners, Brandon and Katrina were looking for ways of expanding their business and bring in more revenue without having to be personally involved in the service. They hit upon the idea of offering photo booths but the only ones available were expensive and kludgy. After sinking nearly $15,000 into a photo booth set up that…
  • Bringing Becky Back Home, Fighting Acute Liver Failure

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:35 pm
    You don’t know Becky yet. She is married to David, a photographer just like you. In fact, it was only a few months ago that David and Becky celebrated their wedding with family and friends in Connecticut. Soon after they returned from Hawaii, where they were vacationing for their honeymoon, Becky suffered what in medical terms is called Acute Liver Failure. She has been hospitalized for the last seven weeks, now waiting for a liver transplant at Yale-New Haven Medical Center. David is a wedding and fashion photographer based in Connecticut. As a neighbor, friend and peer, I…
  • Blogging Brilliantly For Your Photography Business

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:16 pm
    She doesn’t have much of a southern drawl, but Christine Tremoulet is a business coach based in Houston, Texas. Christine is ideally positioned to teach you about blogging and it’s not because she coined the word “WordPress.” She is intimately involved in helping business owners like you make a mark online; with well defined intentions, purpose, clarity and focus. She has been blogging for nearly 15 years now! Blogging Brilliantly is 30 days of pro advice from blogging & business expert, Christine Tremoulet. Learn what to write, how to write it, and ways to…
  • How To Make Your Photography Business Magnetic & Memorable

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    16 Jul 2015 | 3:30 pm
    As a business owner, marketing to the right clients is top most on my mind. I am sure you are thinking the same thing. Life is too short to be working with the wrong clients. Right? Angela Pointon is a business coach and author based in Philadelphia. Her articles in Professional Photographer Magazine are the first ones I read because they are timely and useful. Not only does Angela have an MBA, she worked for an agency for a number of years seeing trends and crafting strategies for brands to have sustainable businesses. She knows what she is talking about and as a one-time photographer, I…
  • Why Is Boudoir Photography Making A Big Comeback?

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    10 Jul 2015 | 8:17 am
    Molly Marie, a boudoir photographer in Eau Claire, Wisconsin has created a niche for herself. She is so good at what she does, she actually teaches other photographers how to pose, create a business and market and photograph boudoir sessions. Several months back (you can see me layered up in winter clothing), I spoke with Molly about her business, why boudoir sessions are making a come back, why these sessions are important for women and how male photographers are gaining prominence in this genre of photography. Give this a listen now! NOTE: Enroll in Molly’s Boudoir Shooting Camp now.
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    Firebird Photography Blog

  • Maternity Headshots for Tracy

    thecheyne
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:42 am
    Recently I had the honor of shooting the maternity portraits of my friend Tracy. For those who don’t know your Firebird Photography history, Tracy was one of the first people I shot when I was a budding photographer more than seven years ago … and now to shoot her maternity portraits is a special thing! She is expecting her lovely baby Kourtney soon and I can’t wait to see her! <3
  • Megan and John’s Handmade Wedding

    thecheyne
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Megan and John are one rad couple. Their wedding was full of so many lovely details and everyone chipped in and contributed to the success of it, which made it even more special. Here are a couple highlights from their wonderful wedding.
  • Promotionals for Hawaii Theatre Murder Mystery

    thecheyne
    9 Jun 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Recently shot some promotional images for Hawaii Theatre Center’s Murder Mystery Fundraiser party. Got to work with talented actors who brought the colorful characters to life and kept us all laughing through the shoot!
  • Headshots for Designer Chris Ota

    thecheyne
    9 Jun 2015 | 8:11 pm
    My buddy and fellow designer moved to work for Apple, so before he migrated over, I got the chance to shoot these headshots of him. I wanted to convey his niche (User Interface Design) and also create quirky, eye-catching portraits. I made some custom props to resemble larger-than-life versions of icons that people are no-doubt familiar with in this era.
  • Ivy League Headshots of Patrick

    thecheyne
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Patrick made his debut appearance in our 2015 calendar and since then we’ve had several shoots. Here’s some photos from an Ivy League inspired shoot we did recently.
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    maine wedding photography blog

  • Portland waterfront engagement session of Jill and Chris

    emilie
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:37 am
    Jill and Chris were visiting from Manhattan to participate in the Tri for a Cure and get a little wedding planning done. We met in Portland for an engagement session (aka practice for the big day) and to get to know each other more. In addition to the sometimes awkward kiss-on-command nature of these intimate sessions, we were keeping an eye on a sheet of rain moving across the water toward us. So we hustled quickly, dodged raindrops, and were rewarded with a beautiful rainbow and some dramatic light before the sun disappeared for good. Can't wait for their formal fall I Do's in October!
  • Drakes Island morning family session

    emilie
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:36 am
    Seeing this NYC crew in Maine has become an annual highlight of my summer. A fun-filled hour of outfit changes, toothy grins and a tour around the beach. Our session last summer was also in the morning and, knowing where we could find the best light, we found ourselves repeating our steps a touch – a nostalgic nod and also the beginning, perhaps, of a traditional line-up on the deck? This trio is all set for their holiday cards!Little people are very busy and a lifestyle portrait session is more like a photographic playdate than it is all formal line-ups. We do those at the beginning of the…
  • parents-to-be on Portland's waterfront

    emilie
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Nearly 4 years ago I had the happy pleasure of photographing Kim and John's stunner of a wedding at the Rosecliff Mansion in Newport. They were recently in Maine for a reunion at Camp Kieve where they met as counselors in college. They are expecting their first baby in a few months and we met on Portland's East End, where they were engaged, to capture this sweet moment in their lives. Could they be any more adorable together? Best wishes in the coming months, you two! I have every confidence you are going to be stellar parents. Let's do this again next summer with your little lady, too,…
  • inspiration: sunflowers

    nicole
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:19 pm
    There's just something about sunflowers! Their cheery yellow-orange glow brightens the room and leaves you daydreaming about sunny days and warm sunsets. In Maine, the sunflowers start to appear at the local farmers' markets just about now — the end of July — making them a perfect accent for your late summer wedding. top left: Emily + Jon • top right: Jen + Chas • middle & bottom left: Erin + Todd • middle & bottom right: Lee + Chris
  • Downeast wedding of Caroline and Jonathan in Blue Hill

    denise
    19 Jul 2015 | 8:02 pm
    I felt like I knew Caroline already when I officially met her on this day.  We had chatted several times over the phone about photos, schedules, how amazing Maine is, and more.  As I walked to the cottage she was getting ready in, I could hear a laugh through an open window and knew it was her. This girl is a pro at planning events, so I hoped she would be able to let go of all the little details and enjoy the day, and she most definitely did. It helped that Jon was wandering around the grounds keeping an eye on the preparations, in the most laid back way. After a lovely ceremony in…
 
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    Image/Design

  • Camera+ : One of the best photography apps for iOS.

    John Simoudis
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:34 am
    Camera+ has been my go-to app on the iPhone for the past couple of years. It keeps getting better with each upgrade. In addition to great image quality and editing tools, it offers automated Copyright information for each photo, simplifying the creation process.  Visit me at: www.simoudis.com
  • The cars of James Bond in Spectre

    John Simoudis
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:05 am
    The new James Bond film will be released in November but based on this video it's the new Aston Martin and the special edition Jaguar that might be receiving top billing.Visit me at: www.simoudis.com
  • Bird Sounds Visualized

    John Simoudis
    17 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Bird sounds captured using a digital audio recorder and fed into a computer to activate particle effects. Visit me at: www.simoudis.com
  • Leica: Luxury and Technology

    John Simoudis
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:34 am
    In 2012, years after it had sold its Leica stake, Hermès announced a $50,000 edition of the Leica M7 camera. Clad in Hermès-orange leather, the camera was an instant status symbol that respected Leica’s history in making collectible cameras that appreciated in value over time.It was not clear why Hermès invested in Leica, other than that the two companies shared a common philosophy in providing top quality luxury products to their customers. Hermès was prescient in that decision, despite its niche appeal, and since then we saw an increasing marriage between high tech companies and…
  • Creating an Instagram Video In Premiere Pro

    John Simoudis
    20 May 2015 | 8:32 am
    Visit me at: www.simoudis.com
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    Graf Nature Photography

  • Light, Water & Stone

    Mark
    11 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    It probably goes without saying that many photographs you see have a lot of thought and meaning behind them that most viewers will probably never know about.   The viewer takes in...
  • Lake Huron photos

    Mark
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Lake Huron photos Lake Huron is the closest of the Great Lakes to where I live. I can reach the closest access point in about an hour.   It tends to...
  • West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve

    Mark
    29 May 2015 | 8:50 pm
  • A Tale of Two Packages

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

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

  • Captive vs. Wild Images

    Jim Braswell
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Common Raccoon / Photo by Jim BraswellToday’s post delves into an area we photographers often find ourselves … dealing with photographic ethics. Photographers have to constantly contend with ethics. Do you need a model release? Do you need a property release? Am I about to shoot on public property, or do I need to obtain permission to be here? As with everything in life, we have rules and regulations that we must adhere to when conducting our business. One of the most “gray areas” we encounter in nature photography is one of photographing wild animals versus…
  • How To Build Your Own Flash Bracket

    Robert Visconti
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Keeping on pace with my last post regarding external flash units, I’ve decided to show you one of my “do-it-yourself” (DIY) projects: building an external flash bracket. Having the majority of my lenses fitted with the same quick-release plates, this flash bracket mounts to all of them with ease and full versatility. Check it out: Assembled Flash Bracket What Is a Flash Bracket? Soon after I purchased my Better-Beamer, I started looking at external flash brackets for the long lenses. A flash bracket locates the external flash unit off (and, more importantly: higher up) from the lens.
  • Need Help Identifying a Bird In Your Photo? Check out this website!

    Steve Berardi
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Photo by Steve BerardiHave you ever photographed a bird and had no idea what kind it was? Sometimes it’s easy to identify it later by looking through a bird book, and sometimes not so much. And, even when you do identify it, it’s nice to get some confirmation from other people. Well, we’re in luck, because a team of ornithologists and computer scientists at Cornell have developed a web app called Merlin that helps you identify the bird in your photo. And, it works surprisingly well! I was skeptical of the app at first, but it accurately identified the bird species in numerous photos of…
  • Using Your Smartphone As a Post-Processing Playground

    Steve Berardi
    3 Jun 2015 | 6:40 pm
    Photo by Steve BerardiPost-processing is one of the most important steps of creating a powerful image (as my dad wrote about in a previous post). Ansel Adams once said, “The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance.” In modern day digital photography, post-processing leads to the “performance” part that Adams refers to. A RAW file from your camera can go in so many different directions. In the past year or so, I’ve been really trying to improve my post-processing skills (especially with landscape images), and I discovered that one…
  • Benefits of Using a Flash Extender

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

  • Emulsion for the Mac - A Cool Photo App

    2 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    If you're not a fan of Photos for OS X or Lightroom, but want a nice home to manage and edit your images, take a look at Emulsion. It's young, but I'm having a blast with it - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/08/emulsion-photo-app-for-mac.html
  • Some Closeouts Are Better than Others

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:44 am
    Tripods, light modifiers, and camera bags are a few examples of gear that you can save money, lots of money, when purchasing as a closeout. Here's more about it - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/07/camera-gear-closeouts.html
  • Using Dropbox and Photos for OS X Together

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Even though one of the strengths of Photos for OS X is iCloud integration, that only works with Apple devices. If you want to share images outside of the Mac/iOS sphere, Dropbox makes more sense. Here's how to make it work - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/07/using-dropbox-and-photos-for-osx-together.html
  • Another Reason to Shoot RAW: In-Camera Effects

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:57 am
    Many cameras offer a host of interesting effects that you can apply to your RAW files - without ever having to download the image. Here's more about it - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/07/in-camera-raw-conversion.html
  • 5 Must Have Lenses for MFT, Gallery Tips, Dropbox for Photogs - Podcast 490

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: 5 Must Have Micro Four Thirds Lenses, Dropbox for Photographers, Shooting 4K Video for Still Images, Tips for a Gallery Show - all of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/07/5-must-have-lenses-podcast-490.html
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    Faby and Carlo

  • How to Love Your Body in 4 simple steps

    Carlo Nicora
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Do you love your body? Have you ever stopped in front of the mirror appreciating what you see? When I was in my early twenty, I was a boy of 177cm (5’10 1/2) for 60kgs (9.5stones). I was thin. In the past fifteen years, my height has not shifted much, but I have put on 17kgs (2.7stones). Do you think because I am a man I have a different sensibility to my body than women have? Maybe I do, but what I can tell you is that it is not easy to see my body changing so much. Still, if you ask me “do you love your body?“, the answer is a big, fat yes. So, how can the mantra…
  • Photography Backup Strategy

    Carlo Nicora
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Our backup strategy got hit, yesterday, by two main hits. The first is that our backup RAID enclosure is not any longer supported on newest OS X, and the second is that the computer that manages our backups is rapidly reaching the end of life after more than six years of service. The backup strategy so far has been based on a Western Digital My Studio II and an external USB drive connected to our old iMac. So far, instead of buying new enclosure every other months, we have just replaced and formatted the physical drives inside the Western Digital enclosure, but with OS X Yosemite the WD…
  • aeriereal: can you see your real body?

    Carlo Nicora
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:30 pm
    #aeriereal is a relatively new campaign from American Eagle underwear that, with a bold move, published a campaign without photoshop. #aeriereal is not an entirely new idea, but this time it seems it is getting some tractions, at least considering that #aeriereal campaign increased the brand sales by 10%. Are we slave to the “photoshop cream“? Many photographers and subjects seems to think that beauty is not what beauty really is, but what we can digitally enhance in it. In this post I will challenge you, your thinking, your perception of yourself. I will poke your self esteem and…
  • How many times you challenge your post processing style?

    Carlo Nicora
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The post processing style is something that, together with your photography style, will define you as photographer. The post processing style is both about the use of colours as well as the way you work on your subject’s skin. How many times do you challenge your post processing style? How much time you let a specific post processing style to settle, before you change it? To us, a balanced and durable approach to post processing is the best option. Don’t let your post processing jump from one place to another, but neither stop questioning if you can do something differently. It is…
  • The Bridal Boudoir Look

    Carlo Nicora
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    The Bridal Boudoir is a trending topic in boudoir. In the past few months, we have seen a lot of brides to be (congratulations to all of you!!). One of the trending questions around the bridal boudoir experience has been about the look. Which style works best? In this article we will start scratching the surface of what works best for a bridal boudoir. We want to give you a primer you can use to make your photographs stand the test of time. A bridal boudoir experience is something unique. It is worth doing it at your best! Bridal Boudoir? The idea that a bridal boudoir is, first and foremost,…
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    PhotoDay

  • Coeur d'Alene Byways...

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:27 pm
    .....Near Lake Coeur d'Alene. Summer, 2015. .....Made on a Mac ©2015...Jim Scolman. 
  • Yakima River Lunch Pullout.

    20 Jul 2015 | 1:17 pm
    .....The lunch pullout fly fishing on the Yakima River.Ellensburg, Washington.Summer, 2015.Thanks to Ellensburg Anglers Guide Service......Made on a Mac ©2015...Jim Scolman. 
  • Nice Rainbow !

    13 Jul 2015 | 1:23 pm
    .....  Nice Rainbow Trout from the Yakima River. Ellensburg, Washington, Summer 2015. Thanks to Todd the Guide and Ellensburg Anglers Guide Service......Made on a Mac ©2015...Jim Scolman. 
  • Drought in the West.

    9 Jul 2015 | 1:52 pm
    .....High Tide, Dry Tide.Monroe, WashingtonSummer 2015.....Made on a Mac ©2015...Jim Scolman. 
  • Rodeo

    7 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am
    .....Bull riding at the Mexican Fiesta.Monroe, Washington.Summer, 2015......Made on a Mac ©2015...Jim Scolman. 
 
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    Photocrati

  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 41

    Editor
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    via thomas_karanikas Filter used: Normal 1st Ioannina_Greece folk festival. Dancer from Egypt @phottix via moleskp Filter used: Normal July 2011 Aboard the California Zephyr waiting to depart the Glenwood Springs, Colorado Amtrak station @amtrak via dirkvandenberk Filter used: Normal Always nice to have in front of my camera. via scottwyden Filter used: Normal Mendel via thomas_karanikas Filter used: Normal Fishing at the sunset via moleskp Filter used: Normal Beauty in the garden via stef_giord Filter used: Normal via moleskp Filter used: Normal Just found this pic on my phone from our short…
  • Photocrati 4.9 Available

    Scott
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    We’re happy to announce that a new version of the Photocrati Theme is now available via automatic update in your WordPress admin section! This update is packed with some features that we’re super proud of. Features that you requested and we put months of work into.  Featured like multiple blog style templates with Featured Image usage.  And a homepage template and multiple widget areas throughout the theme.  We can’t leave out the powerful new Featured Posts Widget! We hope you love it as much as we do. Before Installing or Updating Before installing or updating, we…
  • Travel Photography Packing Tips

    Scott
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    I was recently in Palouse, Washington on a big photography trip with a group of friends. While on the road I wrote up a pretty detailed article on how I packed for the trip. Packing for travel photography requires some planning. There are some things to consider ahead of time, like where you are going, how long and will you be away from power outlets. Please read my entire article which also contains a review of using a hiking style camera backpack from Mindshift Gear, called the Rotation 180. I hope you get a lot out of my thoughts! The post Travel Photography Packing Tips appeared first on…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 40

    Editor
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    via photocrati Filter used: Normal Two wheels photo by @scottwyden via photocrati Filter used: Normal What’s the last thing you photographed? Share it using and/or #nextgenpro. Photo by @scottwyden via photocrati Filter used: Normal @seetheunobserved ・・・ Our new website is up and running thanks to the help of @photcrati see bio for link http:kbrownphotography.com via stef_giord Filter used: Normal via ponycargirlnyc Filter used: Normal Imma put this right here. via ponycargirlnyc Filter used: Normal Ken Block w/Alex Gelsomino catching a wee bit of air at the Fish Pond stages. Run…
  • Use Retina Ready Social Icons On Your Site With Font Awesome

    Scott
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    If you are a user of NextGEN Gallery and NextGEN Plus or Pro then you have access to something very cool for social media. This little gem is called Font Awesome. It’s a font library hosted on the web (not your computer) which contains social media icons. There’s a little trick that enables you to include Font Awesome icons as your social media follow feature on your website. More specifically, in a widget area. Take a look at my photography website and you’ll notice the icons in the header and footer. A quick examplanation for how this works is as follows. With Font Awesome…
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    MCP Actions

  • MCP Photo A Day Challenge: August 2015 Themes

    Jodi Friedman
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    While the MCP Photo a Day Challenge is “daily”, we know everyone has busy lives.  So we want you to join in when you can, whether that’s daily, weekly or monthly – and with your SLR or even camera phone.  The more you practice your photography, the better you get — and sometimes when you do use a cell phone, it requires you to work harder to get that same shot.  We are excited to see your images. Check the MCP Instagram daily to see if your image gets featured! We may feature some periodically on The MCP Facebook Page too. Details: Use the topic/theme as a…
  • How the Moon Impacts Night Photography

    MCP Actions
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Night photography has become increasingly popular in recent years.  With the improvement in camera technology, the average photographer can now capture high quality images at night with relatively inexpensive equipment. When shooting at night, the moon often acts as your primary source of light, just like the sun does during the day.  You should always know what the moon phase will be before you got out to shoot.  Photographing under a full moon can produce drastically different results than shooting under no moon.  While there is no right moon phase to shoot under, there are distinct…
  • A Different Kind of Before and After

    Jodi Friedman
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
      A Different Kind of Before and After I know this isn’t completely photography-related, but there is a tie in… One year ago I began my journey to better health. Years ago I wrote a personal piece about getting in front of the camera, rather than hiding behind it. It resonated with so many of you. I explained that your family and friends love you for who you are in the present time. They want you in photos. I still get emails from photographers saying they finally are listening to my advice, even if they don’t like the way they look in pictures, and stepping in front of the lens…
  • 6 Tips for Capturing Great Wedding Photos

    Jodi Friedman
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    6 Tips for Capturing Great Wedding Photos Weddings… sigh… They are a huge deal. There’s no way around it. And this is wedding season! (We shared these tips a few years ago and people loved the ideas on capturing great wedding images.  So in case you missed it, here they are again). Every little girl dreams of her big day and she needs wedding photographers to capture it for decades to come. There is not a single detail that she did not put at least one second of time into. From her dress to her shoes to her earrings, the cake, the ties, the flowers… It is undoubtedly an…
  • Vintage Editing In 2 Seconds or Less

    Jodi Friedman
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Our 2 second edit – for a pink hued vintage image: Nothing is quicker in editing that using Lightroom and presets.  In a few clicks you can transform the look of your images, and you can even sync the edit with similar photos.   Here’s our 2 second, 2 click edit for this image using MCP Quick Clicks Collection – Buy Here. Click 1: Tickled Pink preset (gave it the overall toning) Click 2: Booster Shot (added back some depth and contrast) No painting, no masking, no trouble. Just a sweet vintage pink look with some fun blue/green tones.  Perfect for stylized…
 
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    The Bigger Picture | Smithsonian Institution Archives

  • See Here: 7/31/2015

    Sobersk
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Blog Categories: Collections in FocusBlog Tags: See HereArchitectureCities/Places
  • Link Love: 7/31/2015

    todam
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Skeletons found at Jamestown have been identified as those of the colony leaders. [via Smithsonian Science News The National Archives and Records Administrative published guidance this week to government agencies on managing electronic messages. [via InfoDocket Just last week we announced that the National Air and Space Museum launched its first Kickstarter campaign to help conserve, digitize, and display Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit, and lo and behold, it has already surpassed its fundraising goal and is currently at over $570,000! Now that its funded, this is what's next for the…
  • Antarctic Explorations: The Diary of John H. Dearborn

    Anonymous
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Chris Hightower, Intern, Archives Division Recently, the Smithsonian Institution Archives acquired the papers of Dr. John H. Dearborn (1933-2010), a longtime professor and scientist associated with the University of Maine. As a researcher, Dearborn focused his attention on echinoderms (phylum Echinodermata), a taxonomic group including sea stars, brittle stars, sea cucumbers, and other organisms. Dearborn's research activities, which spanned several decades, led him to numerous locations around the world, including Antarctica, where he spent a great deal of time braving the elements to…
  • Women in Science Wednesday: Dr. JoGayle Howard

    kapsalise
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    In Memorium: Dr. JoGayle Howard died March 5, 2011 at age 59, in Washington, D.C. from malignant melanoma. Her legacy lives on in the survival of the species that she studied, including the black-footed ferret, giant panda, clouded leopard, cheetah, fishing cat, Florida panther and elephant. Blog Tags: Women in Science WednesdayScienceScience HistoryBlog Categories: Smithsonian History
  • Looking Smithson’s Gift Horse in the Mouth

    hensonp
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    As the 1663 saying goes, "He ne’er consider'd it, as loth, To look a Gift-horse in the mouth," that is, never question the value of a gift. When James Smithson’s bequest to the people of the United States was announced in 1835, many prominent Americans ignored that advice and questioned the wisdom of accepting his gift, horse or not.  Why?   James Smithson (1765-1829) was a well-to-do English scientist who had never visited the United States. In his 1826 will, he left his estate to his nephew. But he ended his will with an odd clause that said if that nephew died without heirs,…
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    Photography Tips & Tricks

  • Photography Tips & Tricks: High Speed Sync and Second Curtain Sync Speed – Episode 101

    Aaron Westgate
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    This week, RC talks about high speed sync in working with flash and answers viewer mail on second curtain sync speed. This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: White Balance and ISO Bracketing – Episode 100

    Aaron Westgate
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    On Photography Tips and Tricks this week, RC covers white balance and ISO bracketing along with use of smart objects to get rid of extra grain and noise. He then talks about collar lock vs. flip lock on tripods and shows off some new products from GTech. This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Continuous Light for Video and Calibration – Episode 99

    Aaron Westgate
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:18 am
    On this week's episode, Mia joins RC on set to talk about continuous light sources for video. Photographers also use continuous lights for various types of shoots. RC talks about color calibration and ICC profiles and adjusting your brightness in Lightroom. Links Mentioned in the Show www.fjwestcott.com/led-lighting/flex www.arri.com/lighting.html www.litepanels.com/en-US/ www.kinoflo.com/ http://spyder.datacolor.com/portfolio-view/spyder5elite/ This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Mobile Photography – Episode 98

    Yojance
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    On this week's episode of Photography Tips and Tricks, RC dedicates the show to mobile photography. He demos new lenses and a case from Olloclip and shows the uses for them. He then goes into how you can use your headphones as a remote so that you don't have to tap the phone every time you get set up for a shot. He also cover some really cool apps like Camera Awesome and Snapseed, to take your mobile photography to the next level. This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Fireworks and Video Monopods – Episode 97

    Aaron Westgate
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    RC welcomes the viewers back for another season of Photography Tips and Tricks. On this episode, just in time for the 4th of July, RC gives the viewers a few quick tips on how to achieve a nice fireworks picture. He then welcomes Mia McCormick on the show to share a tip on using video monopods and the perks of using these out in the field. Links Mentioned in the Show Peachpit Book Deal PhotoshopWorld This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • Exhibit / Open Studio – New Work 2015 – Aug 1 & 2

    johnpaulcaponigro
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:56 am
    Get this print at a special introductory price for a limited time. Use this code on checkout 50%OffPrint. John Paul Caponigro’s Exhibit | Open Studio | New Work 2015 is open to the public for one weekend only – August 1st and 2nd from 10 am to 5 pm with gallery talks by the artist at 2 pm. (Afterward, visits by appointment are available.) Be among the first to see new works from artist John Paul Caponigro’s classic series Alignment, where lines drawn into natural environments draw the viewer into closer alignment with nature. Ranging from petroglyphs to walking paths, a variety…
  • Did You Get It? My Newsletter Insights Just Broadcast!

    johnpaulcaponigro
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:33 am
    Did you get it? My newsletter Insights just broadcast! This issue features 14 Tips For Low Light & Night Photography. Plus it’s packed with inspiration from my Exhibit / Open Studio / New Work 2015. Sign up for Insights free here!
  • Tips & Strategies For Mastering Color In Photoshop

    johnpaulcaponigro
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    OPTIC 2015 featured dynamic presentations by the world’s top outdoor photographers and gear from the premier manufacturers over three days in New York City brought to you by B&H and Lindblad Expeditions. Couldn’t attend in person or want to review at your own pace? Now you can view all the presentations of your favorite speakers from the conference. I presented tips and strategies For Mastering Color In Photoshop. Watch it and you’ll get a taste for the artistic perspective and advanced color adjustment strategies I offer in my digital photography and digital printing…
  • 54 Quotes On Focus

    johnpaulcaponigro
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    Enjoy this collection of quotes on Focus. “If you chase two rabbits, both will escape” — Anonymous “That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” – Steve Jobs “Focusing is about saying No.” ― Steve Jobs “My success, part of it certainly, is that I have focused in on a few things.” — Bill Gates “Most of what we say and do is not essential. If…
  • 12 Great Photographs By George Tice

    johnpaulcaponigro
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    Read Quotes By Photographer George Tice here. Read my conversation with George Tice. View more 12 Great Photographs Collections.
 
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Over Africa

    Moose
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website With a stop over in Istanbul (a while and crazy town), […] The post Over Africa appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
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    Front Page

  • The DxO ONE goes to Alaska

    David Cardinal
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:41 pm
    I had so much fun with my DxO ONE in Africa, that I brought it half-way around the world with me to Alaska to use as my “grabshot” camera on my Brown Bear photo safaris. We had a cooperative mother bear with two cubs in a beautiful setting, that my big telephoto was never going to capture all in the same frame. So I quickly snapped this image, using only the DxO ONE. It was processed using my default “travel photo” preset and cropped & rotated to square up the horizon, and then downsized to 1920 pixels so I could upload it over our satellite link:
  • 3 Legged Thing travel tripod: As well-designed as they come

    David Cardinal
    7 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    UK tripod maker 3 Legged Thing (3LT) has been around for awhile, but hasn’t attracted as much attention as some of its high-end competitors like Gitzo. I’ve been using 3LT’s Eddie Evolution Carbon Fiber model for a few weeks, including on safari in Africa, and have been very impressed. Not only is the build quality as good or better than any Gitzo I have used, but the feature set is remarkable. A single device can be a tripod or monopod, and the reversible center column make the Eddie very versatile. As with most travel tripods, the small carrying size relies on having a head that can…
  • Panasonic Lumix ZS50 Superzoom compact camera passes its field test

    David Cardinal
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
    No segment of the camera market has improved as quickly as the superzoom point and shoots. Originally more of a gimmick than a real tool, these tiny models are now quite capable of producing very usable images. However, to get their massive zoom ranges crammed into a few-ounce body means using a fairly small sensor. Likewise, electronics are limted by their weight and low price, so exposure, focus, and the EVF also suffer. To see what the new models are capable of, I brought along the new Lumix ZS50 with me to Africa on safari to field test (in addition to my primary Nikon D810 DSLR of…
  • New Nikon 500mm and 600mm lenses will lighten your load and your wallet

    David Cardinal
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:53 am
    After the successful launch of the new, lighter Nikon 300mm f/4E lens, Nikon has continued its drive to lighten up its long prime lenses with advanced technology. It has introduced weight-reduced versions of two of its most popular long lenses. The new Nikon 500mm f/4E is 2 lbs. lighter than its predecessor at 6.5 lbs., and the new Nikon 600mm f/4E is a remarkable 3 lbs. lighter than the previous version, at 8.2 pounds….
  • Capturing an African safari memory with the DxO ONE

    David Cardinal
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Clearly telephotos dominate when we think of safari lenses. But sometimes the most compelling images are the ones that show both ourselves and the animals. Having a small, quick, camera that can record the moment is a huge win. I took a number of such shots with the DxO ONE on our just-finishing safari to Botswana and Zimbabwe, but this was one of my favorites:
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    Stone Thrower

  • Christina Gandolfo for Bicycling Magazine

    Jamie Zimmermann
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
      For more information about Christina or any of the Glasshouse photographers, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: General Interest, News Tagged: bicycling, bicycling magazine, christina gandolfo, dietitian, Food, Food Photography, Glasshouse Assignment, heathy food, magazine, photography, Portrait Photography, recipe, siracha, tofu
  • New Work From David Bishop

    Jamie Zimmermann
    3 Jun 2015 | 10:08 am
    “The Hollow” is David Bishop’s newest work. Try to spot all of the critters in this photo. It’s harder than it looks!   Photographer: David Bishop For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 Jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: animals, ants, bees, bunnies, critters, cute, David Bishop, david bishop photography, flowers, fluffy, fluffy cute, frogs, nature, nature photography, photographer,…
  • Glasshouse Assignment Welcomes Clinton Perry

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

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

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

  • TCF Ep. 284 - Matt Sweeney

    26 Jul 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Hollywood is a town that has been defined more by its myths than its realities. It's a town built on fiction and endless aspirations.  So, photographs that are free from the influence of publicists and marketing teams can seem jarring and surprising. But that can be a good thing. That's what Matt Sweeney's photographs do. They show an unexpected and beautiful side of Hollywood in the early eighties, where the 1-mile stretch between Hollywood and Vine and Hollywood and Highland was a setting of public theater with every kind of character, both big and small.  Taken during his early twenties…
  • TCF Ep. 283 - Street Photography Panel

    19 Jul 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Ibarionex shared the stage with curator and writer Colin Westerbeck (Bystander: A History of Street Photography) and photographer and educator Julia Dean (Los Angeles Center of Photography) discussing the topic of street photography.  Held at the DNJ Gallery the panel held in front of a live audience focuses on the street photography's history, the impact of smart phones and the qualities that make a good image a great photograph.  Julia and Colin have both been guest on TCF. Click on the links below to listen to their respective appearances.    Resources  …
  • TCF Ep. 282 - Laurie Rubin

    12 Jul 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Laurie Rubin is an international award-winning photographer specializing in nature and aerial photography. Her passion for photography includes a career working in the Education departments of software companies such as Nik Software, Google+ Photos, and Macphun. She is currently working with ViewBug and as an inception Master for Trey Ratcliff’s The Arcanum.  Most recently, one of her aerial images was selected to be on a worldwide tour with DJI’s SkyPixel Perspective Gallery. She won 1st place in the Winsland Smith Rice International Awards for the Zoo & Aquarium category. Her image…
  • TCF Ep. 281 - Pat Pattison

    6 Jul 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Pat Pattison is an expert on career re-invention, not only because he has conducted extensive research on the topic but because he has successfully done it himself. He is a Hudson Institute certified transition and career coach specializing in helping professional creative people. A former Walt Disney Studios executive, Pat was asked to teach a night class on “The Business of Art” at a Los Angeles community college about six years ago. Every semester he noticed that fully a third of his class were people 45+ who wanted to start more creative and fulfilling new lives. That was the genesis…
  • TCF Ep. 280 - Hatnim Lee

    27 Jun 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Hatnim Lee is a Korean-American editorial photographer who has shot everying from fashion to weddings. Her personal project focuses on her family's liquor store in the Washington DC area. The resulting images, which were recently showcased in PDN magazine, capture a unique perspective that reveals both a family and a community.    Resources:   http://www.hatn.im   http://www.hatnimleeweddings.com   http://www.jeromeliebling.com   http://ibarionex.net/thecandidframe   http://thisweekinphoto.com   info@thecandidframe.com  
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • Photo Friday: Black Canyon of the Gunnison at Dusk

    Derrald
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Black Canyon of the Gunnison at Dusk I recently returned from a photography trip around Colorado. I’m working hard on cataloging and processing my images and I’ll be presenting trip reports as usual in the next week or so. Today, though I wanted to share an image from the trip. This image was captured in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison about 30 minutes after sunset. The canyon wall reflected the nice cool blue tones as hints of warmth still cling to some of the clouds in the sky. The evening was calm at the canyon with very little wind and no one else around. Technical Details:…
  • Trip Report 3: Spring in the Nebraska Panhandle – Landscapes

    Derrald
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Fort Robinson Twilight Today is my third and final trip report on this year’s journey to the panhandle of Nebraska. As I mentioned in the earlier trip reports the weather was very dynamic, switching between sun and storms and back again. This type of weather is always both exciting and challenging to capture. I feel today’s choices really shows these shifts and how I tried to utilize the conditions to photograph the landscape in my vision. The first image in today’s selection is of Ft. Robinson State Park in northwestern Nebraska. I’ve been through Ft. Robinson several…
  • Trip Report 2: Spring in the Nebraska Panhandle – Close-Ups

    Derrald
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Mariposa Droplets Sometimes the most intricate and colorful subjects are found close to the ground or are small and often hidden. Over time as a photographer my Macro lens has become one of my favorite lenses for exploring the world. I can and often do spend hours studying one flower. The white lily, for instance, was my subject for almost an hour and a half as I crawled around to get the perfect vantage. I wanted to accentuate the drops and explore the beauty of this Great Plains flower. Only For a Day This spiderwort at Ash Hollow State Historical Park was also no exception. I spent a good…
  • Trip Report 1: Spring in the Nebraska Panhandle – Wildlife

    Derrald
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    The senses really come alive during the spring in the Panhandle of Nebraska. First, I’ve got to mention the wild thunderstorms. Rain, lightning, thunder all combine to create awesome experiences. Although I’m not a storm chaser I love to watch these powerhouses of weather cross the vast prairies, canyons, and sandhills of western Nebraska. On my recent journey I was soaked, hailed on, and even saw a rainbow or two (Or was that a double rainbow?). Secondly, Nebraska is a haven for all sorts of wildlife, especially birds. If you’re a birder the little lakes in the sandhills…
  • Photo Friday: Spring Singing

    Derrald
    12 Jun 2015 | 8:47 am
    Spring Singing I’ve recently returned from a trip around the panhandle of Nebraska logging over 1,600 miles. I witnessed some incredible storms in the Sandhills, spent a peaceful evening on a rocky outcropping at Ft. Robinson State Park, and I had a chance to photograph some burrowing owls again. I’m currently working on processing and culling the thousands of photographs and hope to have a few posts dedicated to the trip report. In the meantime, here is an image of a Western Meadowlark who was quite loud, incidentally, singing away on top of a fencepost near the southern entrance…
 
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    Photo Review Reviews

  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100S

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Canon's latest eight-ink dye-based A3+ printer is an excellent performer for display-quality prints and offers improved connectivity over the previous model.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1

    15 Jul 2015 | 6:37 pm
    A raw-enabled camera-phone with a 20-megapixel 1-inch type sensor, 28mm equivalent lens and smartphone functionality.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R

    12 Jul 2015 | 11:15 pm
    Canon's latest 'full-frame' DSLR features a CMOS sensor with 50.6-megapixel effective resolution and a low-pass cancellation filter.
  • Canon EOS 750D

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:55 pm
    An entry-level DLSR offering 24.2-megapixel resolution, fast Hybrid CMOS AF III focusing and embedded Wi-Fi with NFC.
  • Canon PowerShot G7X

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:25 pm
    A premium compact digicam with enthusiast-style controls, a fast, 4.2x optical zoom lens and a 20.2-megapixel 13.2 x 8.8 mm BSI-CMOS sensor.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • Visual Flow: Mastering the Art of Composition with Ian Plant

    RR Jr
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:58 am
    Composition is a topic that I think is hugely misunderstood, and most challenging to the majority of the students I work with. I also think its not emphasized enough, perhaps because there’s nothing to sell. Frankly it’s a difficult subject to understand, never mind teach, but every once in a while I find something worth reading or watching. Photographer Ian Plant recently gave a talk titled “Visual Flow: Mastering the Art of Composition” for B&H Photo Video that I think has lots of good useful information to help improve your composition. His images are also worth checking out…
  • Photo Journal: Making of Desert Light, Utah

    RR Jr
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    Olympus E-M1, 1/8000 sec @f/4, ISO 200, no filters Seeing is as much about what you see with your eyes as it is about what you feel with your heart. That’s a cliche for sure, but it’s the best way I can describe why I made this image.  We all see and experience the world differently, and becoming aware of what you respond to in any given moment is really important. I look for scenes that resonate with me—that make me aware of something inside that I didn’t feel the moment before I saw it. A sense of mystery, of wonder, of gratitude. I was driving along the Colorado River during a…
  • New Large Print at Bank Square Coffee in Beacon

    RR Jr
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    A few months ago I was approached by the owners of my favorite coffee shop, Bank Square Coffeehouse in Beacon, for a new print to hang in their main entrance. I’ve been fortunate to have several murals installed there for a few years, and after their recent renovation, they wanted something new. I proposed that instead of another mural, which is printed on a wallpaper like material, we use actual fine art paper. This would create a much better looking print with more detail, contrast, and depth. It would be smaller that a mural but the visual appearance would be more dramatic. We decided on…
  • Anyone Can Be A Photographer

    RR Jr
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am
    I overheard a conversation the other day where one person said to the other, “Anyone can be a photographer today!” He went on to explain how in the film days you really needed to know your stuff. Film limited how many images you could make, and the darkroom required technical skill to achieve good results. Now anyone with a digital camera can shoot thousands of images and choose the best ones from the bunch, apply some presets in Photoshop, and presto, great results. But is it really that simple or easy? And more importantly is that the point of photography? To make great images…
  • Smelling the Fresh Air

    RR Jr
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    Olympus E-M1, f/8@ 1/60 sec, 57mm, ISO 200 “Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.” – Erich Fromm
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    Organic Light Pan

  • This Beginning is Real

    Youssef Ismail
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:32 am
    So yesterday afternoon I ventured out as I do every month to sight the new crescent.  I lead a group of students from Zaytuna College up to the Lawrence Hall of Science on the U.C. Berkeley Campus  with the hopes of leading a lesson on moon sighting and to sight the moon.  Unfortunately fog blew in off the bay and washed over the observation deck at the hall of science.  Texts had started to arrive from one group that I normally lead in the Santa Cruz mountains that they did not see the moon.  Likewise world wide.  However, before we even drove down the hill the confusion erupted.
  • What Happened?

    Youssef Ismail
    17 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Yesterday, July 16th, was the 29th day of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1436, or common era year of 2015.  It was a day of great anticipation.  Will we see the moon and end the fast or will it go on for another day?  This Ramadan started without any contention at all!  It was a refreshing respite from all the drama that is usually associated with the starts and stops of the Islamic months due to the confusion about seeing the new crescent moon.  But as far as I could tell, the entire Muslim world began fasting on the same day!  One week into the month, I started looking forward to the end…
  • Something Unexpected

    Youssef Ismail
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:02 am
    The delinquent photographer is back again.  Hey, this time its only been 3 months!  Anyway, this evening Venus and Jupiter were aligned with each other in the evening sky after sunset and for about two and a half hours they could be seen hanging over the western horizon.  I thought it was an fairly unique occurrence and decided to photograph them. I pulled out the Nikon D2x and the 400mm f/5.6 lens that I use to photograph the moon each month.  I made the first photo at an ISO setting of 100 which required an 8 second exposure.  I knew that was too long but wanted to see how much blur…
  • The Creative Edge…With A Dose of Good Luck!

    Youssef Ismail
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    I know I have been delinquent since October of last year.  I apologize.  My teaching schedule has had me on the ropes for much of that time and even though working with students on some pretty incredible science and engineering projects leading up to the county science fair is creative, its just not the same as losing oneself behind the camera and producing a piece of art that just touches the soul. To remedy my absence and get my creative photographic juices flowing again I decided on heading out to the happiest place on Earth.  No, not Disneyland….but Yosemite!  I could not think…
  • Conjunction Junction…..

    Youssef Ismail
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    ….What’s Your Function? That is the opening line of a little musical cartoon I remember growing up with that taught grammar through songs, as well as other elementary school topics like math and history.  The series was called School House Rock and could be found today on DVD as well as being online. This past Thursday an event took place in our skies that goes by that very name, a conjunction.  In this case it was the coming together of the Sun and Moon.  As a matter of fact, the Sun and Moon enter into conjunction every 29.5 days.  When referring to the Sun and Moon,…
 
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    NUWOMB

  • 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Bob Marley

    Scott Webb
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    For a true fan, Bob Marley still lives. His lifestyle and most importantly his music left a big mark. There is a lot to say about him, a lot to learn from his achievements and beliefs and lastly his music can’t just lose the taste. The truth is, Bob Marley is a role model to many and as a musician, he is a legend. However, there are few things that were obvious about his life and a lot more that didn’t seem important at the time he lived. If you think you know all about Bob Marley, then here are some of the things that you might have missed. 1. BOB MARLEY’S ORIGINAL NAME Bob…
  • Gifture is the New Instagram

    Scott Webb
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Facebook buys Instagram for $1 billion. Hurray, Instagram made a bunch of coin for it’s awesomeness! NUWOMB is still one of Instagram’s biggest fans, but there is a new app on the block that’s got an added element of fun: Gifture. Gifture: Animate the Everyday There has been a rise of animated gifs of late and Gifture app has been a long time in development. I started to wonder if we’d ever see Gifture in the wild.  Huh? Designer for the app, James McDonald had been showing teasers of the app development via Dribbble. It was a long time in the making.  Now that the app is live,…
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  • Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus Weddings | Christina & Mike

    mindy
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:07 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus Weddings | Christina & Mike xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Bride’s Guide: Ceremony: Notre Dame Parish Reception: Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus Photography and Videography: Misha Media Engagement Session: Misha Media Hair & Make-Up Artist: Tamara…
  • The Drake Hotel Chicago Weddings | Cassidy & Elliot

    mindy
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:13 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - The Drake Hotel Chicago Weddings | Cassidy & Elliot xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Bride’s Guide: Ceremony & Reception: The Drake Hotel Photography: Michele and Andy Engagement Session: Misha Media Designer of Wedding Gown: Brides by Demetrios Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka Bridesmaids…
  • Spring Valley Nature Center Engagement Session | Sarah & Steven

    mindy
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:21 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Spring Valley Nature Center Engagement Session | Sarah & Steven xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography |…
  • Waldorf Astoria Chicago Weddings | Shaena & James

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

    mindy
    11 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Lincoln Park Engagement Session | Amanda & Joe xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in…
 
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • Weekly Street Photos #39

    25 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    This week's theme: CHILDHOOD FANTASIES These are not posed. I had to wait a year to complete this set of three, since the elements in the photographs all happened by chance. I did not go around stalking children with this theme in mind, it was all luck. The photos are testaments to the wonderful magic that can happen when you become totally present and aware of everything that is happening
  • Weekly Street Photos #38

    19 Jul 2015 | 1:11 am
    This week's theme: RANDOM GROUP SHOTS Group shots,  particularly in street photography, are some of the hardest photos to shoot. Even in the studio, taking photographs of people in groups must be timed precisely so that each person will be in their proper position within the frame, and their individual expressions captured with everyone's eyes (ideally) open. Imagine doing all that in a split
  • Weekly Street Photos #37

    11 Jul 2015 | 8:44 pm
    This week's theme: ADVERTISING GRAPHICS Large graphic Ads are the easiest elements to juxtapose in "Street" photography, specially in urban spaces. In fact, a lot of photographers would actually wait in front of a particular image (or location) until something or someone walks into their shot. Although this strategy is quite effective and has been used by a lot of "Street Photography" Masters
  • Weekly Street Photos #36

    4 Jul 2015 | 7:44 pm
    This week's theme: SILHOUETTE Photographing silhouette is an imaging technique commonly used by most photographers, because it is fairly easy to do. But it is also one of the most stunningly graphic ways we can create photos, particularly in Black & White. Here are three examples: two high-contrast (1 dark, 1 light) and one low-contrast, I shot recently.    (Click on Photos for better viewing
  • Weekly Street Photos #35

    25 Jun 2015 | 7:11 am
    This week's theme: SINGAPORE PHOTOGRAPHERS I thought it would be appropriate to restart my weekly street posts with photos from my recent trip to Singapore. My children were still on Summer Vacation, so my wife and I decided to take the family to the Lion City for a week.   Despite my desperate need for R&R, I took my cameras with me (to my wife's chagrin)-- fearing that I will regret not 
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    Krishna Mohan Photography

  • Green Tortoise Beetle – Cassida circumdata

    Krishna Mohan
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:24 am
    I found this Green Tortoise Beetle (Cassida circumdata) in my garden last Sunday. I was using Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM illuminated by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oriental Mole Cricket

    Krishna Mohan
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:43 am
    I was curious about the intermittent scratching sound coming behind the cupboard in my clinic. Expecting a pesky rat, I started poking around its corner. What came out was this oriental mole cricket.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Explore your Shooting Habits Using Lightroom Dashboard

    Krishna Mohan
    17 Jul 2015 | 2:54 am
    Most of us are self proclaimed Adobe Lightroom addicts. While Lightroom can search images stored inside the catalog, isn’t it nice to see your photographic statistical data stored in that catalog?... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Photoshop Clipping Mask

    Krishna Mohan
    10 Jul 2015 | 3:14 am
    As a prelude to workshop on Masking in Photoshop, this Sunday, I wanted to share a simple tutorial that has a ton of uses. Clipping Mask is such a technique, that allows you to fill shapes, text, or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lynx Spider – Oxyopes

    Krishna Mohan
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:29 am
    Brief dry spell during the incessant monsoon showers is a great time to try out macro photography. Lay persons may think it is a bad day to photograph, but, for a photographer who understands light,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Images In Light

  • silhouette

    Ross Murphy
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II at f/3.5Larger ImageSilhouette's can be a very interesting to shoot, finding the right background is key, here is a fern set against a brooding sky, converted to black and white in lightroom. I especially like to shoot people in profile like this one here or this one.RossImages In Light
  • Stormy Weather

    Ross Murphy
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
     5Dmk III, 24-70 f/2.8 L II, f/9, 1/125 sec, 35mm hand held5Dmk III, 70-200 f/4 L IS, f/4, 1/800 sec, 100mm hand held 5Dmk III, 24-70 f/2.8 L II, f/10, 1/160 sec, 35mm hand heldI love shooting weather, one of these days I'll go storm chasing in the Midwest and chase some real weather, until then I will have to work with the occasional hurricane remnant that works its way up from Mexico like this one last weekend in Big Sur. I head out whenever possible if weather is in the forecast, the next trip to Yosemite will be based on that. Incoming weather is always a good opportunity…
  • Panasonic DMC-GX8 announced

    Ross Murphy
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:24 am
    Panasonic announced the new GX8 with some pretty nice specs for a M43 (micro 4/3) camera, 20mp's is a first for a M43. Dynamic range is supposed to be increased and new processing power is supposed to keep pace with the 16mp GX7's 6fps speed continuous AF. The Dual IS system, sounds very interesting. It combines sensor and optical lens stabilization. It seems Olympus has gone to sleep and left Panasonic to do the innovation in the micro four thirds realm, not sure why Olympus has been so quiet, perhaps they are preparing a 20mp sensor from Sony also. If this f/.95 lens was AF, I would…
  • The right lens for the job

    Ross Murphy
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Image: Soberanes Point, 5d Mk III, EF 16-35 f/4 L IS, f/13, 18mm, 1/100 sec, hand held.Larger ImageI have been in search of the right wide angle lens for a long time for my system, finally Canon produces with the EF 16-35 f/4 L IS, after a few weeks of using this lens I could not be happier.If you are looking for a good landscape lens, this is the one, even adapted to an A7r II with a Metabones adapter this will produce sharp images with plenty of resolution to match even the new 5DSR.I would say this is the best wide angle lens on the market, I have tested out the EF 11-24 f/4 L and I would…
  • Getting the right shutter speed for motion

    Ross Murphy
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:52 am
    Garrapata Beach. 5D Mk III, 70-200 f4 L IS, 1.3 sec at f/13With neutral density filters you can get the shutter speed you want at almost any time of day, on this very bright morning at Garrapata I used a 6 stop filter on a 70-200 f/4 L IS lens to isolate the rocks and show movement in the waves. It takes a while in the morning for the sun to get over the hill behind the beach, so when it arrives its pretty intense in the summer, holding back the light with a neutral density filter helped to cut down on that very bright sun and give me the shutter speed I wanted to show some motion in the…
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Brooklyn Bridge Sunset

    Rich Legg
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:10 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 1/60 second, f/22, ISO 400
  • Sasquatch

    Rich Legg
    10 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 50-140 f/2.8 lens – 1/45 second, f/2.8, ISO 200
  • Lightning Sky

    Rich Legg
    9 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 35 f/1.4 lens – 1/18 second, f/1.4, ISO 3200
  • One Sun

    Rich Legg
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:38 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 50-140 f/2.8 lens – 1/3800 second, f/2.8, ISO 400
  • Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

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

  • Getting better at street photography – 5 tips (contd..)

    ashish
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:50 am
    In the previous post (,Getting better at street photography – Part 1), we started a discussion about some techniques of street photography. Here are some more. Street photography is something that can be done by anyone, and with any type of camera. Street photography used to refer earlier to people in the streets, but now [...]
  • Getting better at street photography – 5 tips

    ashish
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:32 am
    Street photography is something that can be done by anyone, and with any type of camera. Street photography used to refer earlier to people in the streets, but now is much broader to refer to all public places, even when humans are not there in the photo. In fact, there are some splendid photos that [...]
  • Selecting the right telephoto lens to use – 5 tips

    ashish
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:46 am
    In the previous post, we were talking about different types of lenses. In this post, we will explore in more detail about a specific type of lens, the telephoto lens. It is pretty important to be sure that you buying the right telephoto lens, since a good lens can get pretty expensive, and you don’t [...]
  • Selecting the right lens to use – 5 tips (contd ..)

    ashish
    9 May 2014 | 2:40 pm
    In the previous post, we were talking about different types of lenses. In this post, we will explore in more detail. If you have a compact camera, then you have a given lens that is part of the camera. However, if you have a SLR or the new series of mirror-less cameras, then you have [...]
  • Selecting the right lens to use – 5 tips (contd ..)

    ashish
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:34 pm
    In the previous post, we were talking about different types of lenses. In this post, we will explore in more detail. If you have a compact camera, then you have a given lens that is part of the camera. However, if you have a SLR or the new series of mirror-less cameras, then you have [...]
 
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • 7 Essential Marketing Tips from Rich Clarkson, Alison Zavos, Ben Lowy & More

    Deborah Block
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:34 am
    What’s the best way to get the word out about your photography and attract your ideal client? In our guide, The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, get advice from Rich Clarkson, Hamidah Glasgow, Emiliano Granado, Alison Zavos, Ben Lowy, and John Keatley on how to market you business better once and for all. 1. Rich Clarkson, NCAA Sports Photographer  Photo by Rich Clarkson “There were times in the past when, to market your photos, you needed an agency or someone to do it for you. But today, you don’t need that nearly as much. Instead, you need to…
  • Are Personal Projects Worth It? Why David Burnett, Ami Vitale & David duChemin Say Yes

    Deborah Block
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:17 am
    How important are personal photography projects to distinguishing your voice? And will a project on the side help catch the eye of your dream client? In our guide, The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, we got advice from David Burnett, Ami Vitale, David duChemin, Dixie Dixon, Scott Strazzante, Dianne Debicella, and Jonathan Gayman who share why personal projects really matter. 1. David Burnett, Photojournalist  Photo by David Burnett “As an emerging photojournalist in the early 70s, my focus was on trying to create stories for magazines to the exclusion of…
  • Getting Hired: 10 Tips from National Geographic, The Cut, Sports Illustrated & More

    Deborah Block
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:36 am
    What are photo editors really looking for from professional photographers? And how can you make connections with potential clients and land gigs? In The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, get advice from Brad Smith, Elizabeth Krist, Emily Shornick, Brinson Banks, James Bellorini, Alexandre Buisse, Kate Osba, Lindsay Adler, Elizabeth Weinberg, and Jodi Cobb who share their best tips to getting hired. 1. Brad Smith, Director of Photography, Sports Illustrated  “I am exceptionally interested in a photographer with original story ideas. That’s one thing you…
  • Taylor Swift Makes Photo Contract Concessions | I Love Photography | Ep. 58

    Allen Murabayashi
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Taylor Swift makes photo contract concessions, Joni Sternbach creates beautiful tin types of surfers on the beach, and old photos of Penn Station will break your heart. We cover it all in this week’s I Love Photography podcast. Download the podcast Our weekly look at all things photographic with Fernando Gomes and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 0:44 Taylor Swift makes concessions on photography contract 2:20 Sylvie Robert’s Tippi: My Book of Africa 5:39 Joni Sternbach’s Surf Site…
  • Growing Your Photo Business: 10 Tips From Joe McNally, Jeremy Cowart, Peter Yang & More

    Deborah Block
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    What’s the secret to breaking into the photo industry, developing your style, and making great connections? In our guide, The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, we compiled advice from 10 photographers succeeding in their fields, including Ryan Pfluger, Gregory Heisler, Jasmine DeFoore, Joe McNally, Jeremy Cowart, Art Wolfe, Christian Oth, Peter Yang, Winnie Au and Jade Beall. 1. Ryan Pfluger, Editorial & Celebrity Photographer Photo by Ryan Pfluger “I think the key to being successful is not losing yourself at the cost of trying to be proactive. Staying…
 
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author. | RSS Feed

  • Approval & Art

    David
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am
    It is a short step from learning to use a camera to hoping others like what we create. It’s a natural step. But when the next step is allowing the tastes of others to change what we create, it’s a step in a direction that leads away from art. We are responsible for our art, and to be honest with it. Others will react as they choose – some positive, some negative. We sometimes lose sight of this: it is the high calling of art not to create consensus but to stir something. What it stirs in others is beyond our control. But we like control. We like the likes. They make us feel safe.
  • Learn To Isolate

    David
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    This Red Crowned crane was among many, but isolated with a longer lens it creates more impact within the frame than it might have surrounded by context. It’s been said that photography is the art of exclusion. It’s as important, in making a compelling photograph, to exclude what we do not want within the frame of our image, as it is to include what we want. In fact, when we include what we want without carefully excluding the rest we introduce too much to the image, and we dilute the impact of the elements we were hoping would make the photograph what it is. Honing this art of exclusion…
  • Making Photographs & Magic

    David
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    When I was 14 I picked up a camera at a neighbour’s garage sale, a little Voigtlander rangefinder that changed my life. Quickly I wanted what we all want at the beginning – more control, more lenses, more gear. My mother gave me a Pentax Spotmatic and a gadget back full of stuff, acquired from a co-worker who had recently lost her father to whom all this belonged, along with a gigantic and aging Linhoff tripod that collapsed on its own whim, often pinching my fingers or sending my camera to the ground. My God I loved that thing. I loved looking through the viewfinder and allowing the…
  • Chasing Photographic Style.

    David
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:16 pm
    “Spend any time with photographers talking about the work of other photographers and the words “he’s got a really unique style” will slide out of someone’s mouth faster than hands off a greased pig.” We value style, forms of expression so unique to shooters that you can identify their work immediately. Show me a Jill Greenberg photograph, or an Annie Leibovitz cover and their name comes to mind without a conscious thought, much less looking for the photo credit. So valued is the notion of style that it won’t be long before someone writes a Dummies book about it and…
  • Just Print It – Epson P800

    David
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    I’m running out of ways to creatively say some version of “print yer damn work!” But seriously, print yer damn work. Live with it. Study it. Hold it in your hands. Give it away. Experience the joy of seeing it matted and framed and hung on walls. For some that means using a service like mPix or WHCC or, my preference these days, Artifact Uprising.* For others it means printing at home. Printing at home – doing it yourself – is a learning curve, and it means buying a printer, but it’ll teach you more about your photographs than just looking at it on a…
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • 7 Essential Marketing Tips from Rich Clarkson, Alison Zavos, Ben Lowy & More

    Deborah Block
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:34 am
    What’s the best way to get the word out about your photography and attract your ideal client? In our guide, The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, get advice from Rich Clarkson, Hamidah Glasgow, Emiliano Granado, Alison Zavos, Ben Lowy, and John Keatley on how to market you business better once and for all. 1. Rich Clarkson, NCAA Sports Photographer  Photo by Rich Clarkson “There were times in the past when, to market your photos, you needed an agency or someone to do it for you. But today, you don’t need that nearly as much. Instead, you need to…
  • Are Personal Projects Worth It? Why David Burnett, Ami Vitale & David duChemin Say Yes

    Deborah Block
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:17 am
    How important are personal photography projects to distinguishing your voice? And will a project on the side help catch the eye of your dream client? In our guide, The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, we got advice from David Burnett, Ami Vitale, David duChemin, Dixie Dixon, Scott Strazzante, Dianne Debicella, and Jonathan Gayman who share why personal projects really matter. 1. David Burnett, Photojournalist  Photo by David Burnett “As an emerging photojournalist in the early 70s, my focus was on trying to create stories for magazines to the exclusion of…
  • Getting Hired: 10 Tips from National Geographic, The Cut, Sports Illustrated & More

    Deborah Block
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:36 am
    What are photo editors really looking for from professional photographers? And how can you make connections with potential clients and land gigs? In The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, get advice from Brad Smith, Elizabeth Krist, Emily Shornick, Brinson Banks, James Bellorini, Alexandre Buisse, Kate Osba, Lindsay Adler, Elizabeth Weinberg, and Jodi Cobb who share their best tips to getting hired. 1. Brad Smith, Director of Photography, Sports Illustrated  “I am exceptionally interested in a photographer with original story ideas. That’s one thing you…
  • Taylor Swift Makes Photo Contract Concessions | I Love Photography | Ep. 58

    Allen Murabayashi
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Taylor Swift makes photo contract concessions, Joni Sternbach creates beautiful tin types of surfers on the beach, and old photos of Penn Station will break your heart. We cover it all in this week’s I Love Photography podcast. Download the podcast Our weekly look at all things photographic with Fernando Gomes and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 0:44 Taylor Swift makes concessions on photography contract 2:20 Sylvie Robert’s Tippi: My Book of Africa 5:39 Joni Sternbach’s Surf Site…
  • Growing Your Photo Business: 10 Tips From Joe McNally, Jeremy Cowart, Peter Yang & More

    Deborah Block
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    What’s the secret to breaking into the photo industry, developing your style, and making great connections? In our guide, The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, we compiled advice from 10 photographers succeeding in their fields, including Ryan Pfluger, Gregory Heisler, Jasmine DeFoore, Joe McNally, Jeremy Cowart, Art Wolfe, Christian Oth, Peter Yang, Winnie Au and Jade Beall. 1. Ryan Pfluger, Editorial & Celebrity Photographer Photo by Ryan Pfluger “I think the key to being successful is not losing yourself at the cost of trying to be proactive. Staying…
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    Photo Attorney

  • Copyright Office Extends Period for Public Comment on Mass Digitization Pilot Program

    Carolyn E. Wright
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:09 pm
    The U.S. Copyright Office has extended the deadline to submit written comments in response to its June 9, 2015, Notice of Inquiry regarding a proposed mass digitization “pilot program” for certain copyrighted works. Comments are now due by 5:00 p.m. EDT on October 9, 2015. For more information, including the complete notice and the comment submission form, please see http://copyright.gov/policy/massdigitization/. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Copyright Office Extends Period for Public Comment on Mass…
  • Copyright Office Extends Period for Reply Comments in Notice of Inquiry Regarding Copyright Protection for Certain Visual Works

    Carolyn E. Wright
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Good news! The Copyright Office has published a Federal Register notice extending the deadline for public reply comments that reply to initial comments submitted in connection with the Office’s April 24, 2015, Notice of Inquiry on Copyright Protection for Certain Visual Works. Reply comments are now due on October 1, 2015. For more information, please see http://copyright.gov/policy/visualworks/. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Copyright Office Extends Period for Reply Comments in Notice of Inquiry Regarding…
  • Must Watch: “Everything You Know About Copyright Is About To Change”

    Carolyn E. Wright
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:31 am
    Also check the links under the video in the “Show More” area. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Must Watch: "Everything You Know About Copyright Is About To Change"! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers!
  • Prime Rights Grab

    Carolyn E. Wright
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    One of my happiest moments: petting gray whales in Magdalena Bay Along with Amazon’s Prime Day, “a one-day shopping event on July 15, 2015, with more deals than Black Friday,” Amazon is hosting a “PrimeLiving Photo Contest.” Amazon invites you to “choose or take a photo of your happiest moment” and to “choose your best photo” to enter. You will have a chance to win 10,000 in Amazon Gift Cards. Unfortunately, just by submitting your photo, you agree to: grant[] to Sponsor the non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully…
  • Copyright Office Requests Public Comment on Mass Digitization Pilot Program

    Carolyn E. Wright
    9 Jun 2015 | 3:42 pm
    The U.S. Copyright Office has published a Federal Register notice requesting written comments to assist it in developing draft legislation that would establish a legal framework for certain mass digitization activities. For the past several years, the Office has been exploring ways to facilitate and support mass digitization projects serving the public interest while appropriately balancing the interests and concerns of copyright owners. In its recently issued Orphan Works and Mass Digitization Report, the Office proposed the creation of a limited “pilot program” that would allow certain…
 
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  • Over Africa

    Moose
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website With a stop over in Istanbul (a while and crazy town), […] The post Over Africa appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Central Beds New Website

    admin
    10 Jul 2015 | 6:49 am
      Last evening we were invited to the Central Beds HQ in Chicksands for a consultation meet up on how the new website should be designed & structured. We were divided into teams of 6-7 each and each team had to come up with a structure with a view to make the website very user friendly without any jargons & confusing navigations. It was a great experience on how to create a simple solution for a website which has a wide variety of categories for public & business use. We look forward to attending the next session! Here’s some images from the evening.    …
  • Google Ad Grants For UNCLE Charity

    admin
    14 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
      We’re very proud and pleased to help the people of Nepal using Google Ad Grants. The Google Ad Grants scheme offers charities of any size up to $10,000 of advertising spend per month. This amount can be used to promote the charity’s fund raising, events, creating awareness or for any other activity. UNCLE supports the churches and orphanages of the Glorious Ministry and the Himalayan Hope Church in Kathmandu, Nepal. They also support the Glorious Ministry in their work in Hetauda on the Terai. Since the earthquake on the 25th of April 2015 they have been working with both…
  • Business Headshot Photography

    admin
    29 May 2015 | 4:49 am
      Keith Flanagan Consulting are one of the leading consulting company in Aylesbury & London. They specialise in management & leadership courses for Enterprise Architects & IT Leaders. There clients include Tesco, Lidl, Australian Government, Ministry of Defence to name a few. Keith Flanagan Consulting contacted us for business headshots photography and a promotional video for online use and marketing. We listened to the brief and discussed the kind of image/s required. The same was done for the promo video. The images and the video were shot in our fully equipped studios. We…
  • Leighton Buzzard May Day Fayre

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

    admin
    6 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    We’re excited & proud to see Farzana standing up a Conservative candidate for the Leighton Linslade Town Council, Grovebury Ward in Sandhills. Tomorrow we need your support & vote.
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    The Digital Photo Experience

  • DPE Podcast 7.15.15 – Staying healthy is important for you photography.

    Juan Pons
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:17 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan discuss the importance of staying healthy to achieve your photography goals. Plus we talk a bit about packing for your next trip. 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…
  • DPE Podcast 7.1.15 – We have an interview with Jonathan Scott, from the Big Cat Diary, and Rick and Juan Talk about wildlife photography

    Juan Pons
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this episode we have an interview with Jonathan Scott, from the Big Cat Diary, and Rick and Juan Talk about wildlife photography. 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…
  • DPE Podcast 6.15.15 – Rick and Juan answer some of your questions and we have an interview with Jim Goldstein

    Juan Pons
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:06 pm
    In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions and we also have an interview with Jim Goldstein. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on iTunes so you don’t…
  • DPE Podcast 6.1.15 – Rick and Juan discuss their top 10 techniques for getting inspired photographically

    Juan Pons
    1 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan discuss their top 10 techniques for getting inspired photographically. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on iTunes so you don’t…
  • DPE Podcast 5.15.15 – Rick and Juan answer your questions, and we have an interview with Jill Enfield

    Juan Pons
    15 May 2015 | 2:46 pm
    In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions, plus we have an interview with fine art photographer Jill Enfield Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on iTunes…
 
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    Daniel Korzeniewski Photography

  • Tuscany’s Landscape in Photos | Italy

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Away from Tuscany’s historic capital and palaces, there is a land that seems to be blessed by the creator. Never mind that the central region of the Apennine Peninsula hosts a myriad of World Heritage Sites; never mind that it was the birthplace of the Renaissance. Think about a land dotted with villas surrounded by perfectly manicured cypress trees, rolling hills, mountain ranges; think about the land where Italy’s greatest wines are produced. So, I can’t help but feel that the Tuscany region was somehow consecrated from…
  • U Bein Bridge Near Mandalay | Myanmar

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    8 Jul 2015 | 6:38 am
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski As I took a break from processing photos from the trip to Italy, I went back to the archives and started to work on some of the ones from Myanmar. I still have tons of photos from Burma that I need to work on; it’s such an amazing place that I hope to get back to in the future. Very close to Mandalay, the U Bein Bridge is one of the most popular sights in the area. Of course there is a reason: this is not an ordinary bridge. Crossing Taungthaman Lake and over 1.2 kilometers long, it is believed to be the oldest and longest…
  • A Tuscan Village Called San Gimignano | Photos

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:44 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski I am on my way to explore the Tuscan countryside, driving from Florence to Siena, the town I’ll use as home-base for the next couple of days to wander around the scenic routes of the area. Halfway between the two, the small village of San Gimignano seems to be the perfect place for stopping and having a look around. It was here, driving the back roads that lead to one of the town’s entrances, that I had my first contact with the wonderful Tuscan landscape: Amazing rolling hills and never-ending vistas of charming houses…
  • A Night in Florence | Photos

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    10 Jun 2015 | 5:04 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski The sun just sits behind the hills surrounding the historic city known as “the Cradle of the Renaissance,” turning the sky into an orange palette that perfectly contrasts with the blues of the bluff. The old town begins to glitter as the lights switch on. This is Florence, and I am one of the privileged visitors observing the sight from atop Piazza Michelangelo’s famous observation deck. People around me are cheering, enjoying the view, relaxing, and drinking wine. There are a couple of guys with tripods. I am taking photos…
  • Venice in Photos | Italy

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

  • Romani Holocaust Remembrance Day (7 powerful photos)

    Diana Topan
    2 Aug 2015 | 3:11 am
    Deportation of Sinti from southwest Germany, May 22, 1940. The Sinti were escorted by foot through the village under police surveillance.August 2, 2015 /Photography News/ The Romani Holocaust (also known as the Porajmos or the Romani genocide) was the effort during World War II by the government of Nazi Germany and its allies to exterminate the Roma (Gypsy) people of Europe.Declared "racially inferior" by German authorities in the 1940s, much like the Jews, the Roma were victims of a determined campaign by the Nazis to herd them into ghettos and labor camps, and ultimately to kill them. By…
  • Remembering Thomas Eakins, the man who introduced the camera to the American art studio

    Diana Topan
    25 Jul 2015 | 1:47 am
    July 25, 2015 /Photography News/ Born 172 years ago today, Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins was an American photographer, realist painter, sculptor, and fine arts educator. He is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important artists in American art history.Eakins has been credited with having "introduced the camera to the American art studio" (Rosenheim, Jeff L., "Thomas Eakins, Artist-Photographer, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art", Thomas Eakins and the Metropolitan Museum, page 45. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994). During his study in Europe, he was exposed to the use of photography…
  • 13 iconic photographs of Egypt

    Diana Topan
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    July 23, 2015 /Photography News/ Egypt commemorates today - July 23, 2015 - the 63rd anniversary of the 1952 Revolution which inspired other neighboring Arab and African countries to undertake social and economic reforms.These photographs tell stories of Egyptian people who lead a simple life (long) before the 1952 Revolution. How did Egypt change over time? Egypt, Gizeh. Sphinx and Pyramid. Brooklyn Museum ArchivesSacca (service d'eau a domicile). Photographer: G. Lekegian & Cie. 1860s-1920s. The New York Public Library. Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of…
  • In photos: The Mazamas, 100+ years ago

    Diana Topan
    19 Jul 2015 | 9:27 am
    July 19, 2015 /Photography News/ Have you ever wondered what your grandfather did for fun? While some undoubtedly whittled their lives away, others were out conquering the wilderness. If you’re from Oregon, ol’ grandpa might have even been part of the Mazamas.On top of Mt. Hood, the original 105 charter members of the Mazamas founded their organization 121 years ago, on 19 July 1894. Since the organization’s founding, the Mazamas have fought for environmental preservation, built a number of lodges, named Mt. Mazama, and, of course, promoted and taught basic climbing education.For more…
  • Remembering Berenice Abbott: Changing New York (1935-1938)

    Diana Topan
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:29 am
    July 17, 2015 /Photography News/ Born 117 years ago today, on 17 July 1898, Berenice Abbott (d. December 9, 1991) was an American photographer best known for her black-and-white photography of New York City architecture and urban design of the 1930s.She proposed Changing New York, her grand project to document New York City, to the Federal Art Project (FAP) in 1935. The FAP was a Depression-era government program for unemployed artists and workers in related fields such as advertising, graphic design, illustration, photofinishing, and publishing. Abbott's efforts resulted in a book in…
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    Digital Photo Buzz

  • Using off camera flash for creative wedding reception photos

    Mark
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:08 am
    One way to dramatically improve your lighting during a wedding reception is to use two (or more) lights off your camera to light up the reception.  The reception area usually provides a dimly lit area which really should be thought of like a blank canvas for you to be as creative as you would like. With an average size room what I will usually do is put 2 lights on opposite corners of the dance floor. One will be an alien bee B800 which produces a lot of light. You can use this at a fraction of full power and still be able to light up a fairly large room pretty well. If you are looking for a…
  • Top 10 articles for getting started with Lightroom

    Mark
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:33 am
    Over the years many of our top shared and requested articles have been covering Lightroom and how to get started. Today I wanted to share our top 10 Lightroom articles that can help you get the most out of Lightroom: 1) What’s a catalog in Lightroom? Before even getting into how Lightroom works, this article gives some good foundation and terminology so once you start going with Lightroom you will get started on the right foot. 2) Getting started with Lightroom – importing images. There is much more to importing your images than just adding them into Lightroom, choice like how you…
  • Lightroom develop module video overview

    Mark
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:20 am
    The Lightroom develop module is normally where we spend most of our time in Lightroom when editing. If you are new to Lightroom and want a good solid overview of the develop module check out this great video. Check out more of our Lightroom articles by clicking the image below. Also if you have Lightroom questions just let us know in the comments below, we love to hear from you and always want to see what type of Lightroom articles to focus on creating next. Tweet
  • Summer is in full swing – save on our Lightroom presets

    Mark
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:50 am
    Summer is in full swing right now! It’s my favorite time of the season and the busiest for my photography. We are going to help everyone celebrate summer with a great sale on 2 of our most popular Lightroom Preset packs. Save on these presets for the next 2 days only! First our Portrait Bundle for Lightroom is on sale for only $15 (normally $60 for everything in the bundle). The is a bundle that comes with our Ultimate Portrait Lightroom Presets, the Portrait Brush Lightroom Pack and a eBook “Portrait photography 101″. Get everything you need to edit amazing portraits in…
  • Using the Watercolor painting feature with Pixelmator for iPad

    Mark
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:51 pm
    One of Pixelmator’s latest update for the iPad includes a pretty interesting feature for all of the digital artists out there. With these watercolor brushes you can overlay colors in an additive way like painting with real watercolor. There are 12 different types of watercolor brushes that you can choose from which give you soft radiuses so you can create blends and shading with different colors. Here are some of the brushes you have to select from in Pixelmator. It’s a pretty interesting feature and I think that digital artists will be able to make some awesome stuff with this…
 
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    cinema5D

  • Sony A7rII Review – First Impressions & Footage

    Johnnie Behiri
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:07 am
    Sony’s new A7rII is the first in the A7 family to record video in a 4K (UHD) quality internally. My colleague Sebastian Wöber already preformed a preliminary LAB test to the camera and found the quality in APS C (super 35) mode to be sightly better than in the full frame mode (exactly like Sony predicted). In this video I used both shooting modes and I dare you to spot the different between them….(1:45 to 1:51 is a good example). Now, if you are in a rush and have no time/patience to read my full Sony A7rII review, let me summarise it for you in two sentences: – Sell your…
  • Do We Still Need Big Lights? – ON THE COUCH ep 25 part 2 (of 3) – O’Connor Hartnett, Mark-André Voss

    Nino Leitner
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Watch all other episodes of ON THE COUCH so far by clicking here! In episode 25 of ON THE COUCH, I was happy to welcome filmmaker O’Connor Hartnett and Mark-André Voss from F&V Lighting. In this second part of this episode, O’Connor talked about his first larger shoot on which he was able to exclusively shoot on LED lights. He talked about the advantage to have dimmable tungsten lights in form of LEDs, and how to combine them using several of F&V’s Z180 lights, which can be attached to each other and then dimmed and controlled together at the same time, using only…
  • How Good is the New Sony A7RII – First Look in the Lab

    Sebastian Wöber
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:41 am
    The Sony A7RII, announced by Sony last month is somewhat of a successor to the famous Sony A7S that has by now become a benchmark small cinema camera. We have the Sony A7RII (production model) for review at cinema5D and we’re doing all kinds of things to it. Here are our findings on the first day in the lab. The nice features about the Sony A7RII are its small form factor, full-frame sensor, internal 4K recording capabilities, Slog2 and internal sensor image stabilisation. Before we take new cameras into the field we want to know what the best way to use them is. So we take a closer…
  • The New Canon ME20F-SH – A Lowlight Camera with 4 Million ISO!

    Sebastian Wöber
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Canon just announced a new lowlight camera they have been developing over the past years. The Canon ME20F-SH is a multi-purpose cinema camera that is rated at over 4 million ISO. Back in March of 2013 we reported about Canon’s efforts to develop an ultra lowlight camera sensor that could film virtually without any visible light. Today we see the Canon ME20F-SH as the result of this development. The Canon ME20F-SH is aimed at a number of different markets. While it is clearly capable to work as a cinema camera Canon also describes it as suitable for nighttime surveillance and…
  • How to attach the C100/C300 hand grip to your MoVi or Ronin

    Tim Fok
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:42 am
    Here’s a couple of kit tips for anyone looking to use Canon EOS Cinema cameras on gimbal systems like the MoVi and Ronin. I use the Movi M5 with Canon C100 and get asked a lot when posting pictures what I use to mate the grip to the gimbal, so I’ve decided to write an article to show users the necessary components to do this. The Canon EOS Cinema cameras are fantastic cameras to use on gimbals; compared to other camcorders in their class they are small & light. They also have the ability to remove and relocate the native grip handle providing full control over the cameras functions.
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    The LPV Show

  • Episode 2.30 – Noel Camardo

    Bryan Formhals
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Recorded June 26, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn This is the final episode of season 2. We’ll be back with season three at some point in the future, when exactly, we’re not sure yet. It was a busy season, and we were lucky to end it with a great episode. I’d seen Noel Camardo’sphotographs on a blog several years ago but it wasn’t until he started sending me his zines that I began to follow him more closely, primarily through Tumblr. He’s one of the obsessive photographers, always out photographing, always working, always hustling. He’s the type of photographer…
  • Episode 2.29 – Ralph Smith

    Bryan Formhals
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Recorded June 19, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Ralph Smith went to RIT with Tom, so I’d met him a few times over the year. He was PDN 30 in 2014 and he’s photographed for Sotheby’s, Food Network Magazine, Field & Stream, Conde Naste Traveler, among several others. His still life photographs are meticulously lit, playful and colorful. He works in a part of photoland that I don’t know much about so I was curious to see what he had to say about hustling as a photographer. He also happens to be a fellow Minnesotan so it was nice relate from that perspective as…
  • Episode 2.28 – Rachel Sussman

    Bryan Formhals
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Recorded June 13, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn The title caught my attention right away: ‘The Oldest Living Things in The World.’ It’s a perfect title for a book and a perfect headline for the internet age. The photographs at first look might not knock you out, but when you realize that the tree you’re looking at is 2,000 years old, the equation changes. Rachel Sussman’s book is a perfect blend of science and art. I can’t recall another book I’ve seen where the captions and the photos work in such harmony to create a powerful viewing experience. I’ve…
  • Episode 2.27 – Andrew Hetherington

    Bryan Formhals
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Recorded June 5, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Andrew Hetherington has the type of career most editorial photographers dream about. He’s photographed Bill Clinton, Jerry Seinfeld and many other celebrities, his photographs have been on the cover of popular magazines, he’s seemingly on a flight to a new shoot every other week, not to mention his blog What’s the Jackonary was one of the first on the scene in the early days of blogging. I met him early when I moved to New York and it seemed like every time I was out at a photography opening in Chelsea, he’d be there…
  • Episode 2.26 – Mikael Kennedy

    Bryan Formhals
    13 Jun 2015 | 8:12 am
    Recorded June 3, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Mikael Kennedy gets to the point. I think I’ve had about 7 conversations with him in my life but each one has been packed with ideas and memories. Passport to Tresspass (2006-2011), his series of polaroids from his journeys across the United States is one of my favorite road trip projects. It’s a sprawling project, covering 9 volumes, so I haven’t seen all of it, but that’s sort of the point. I was glad Mikael made time to join us early on a Thursday morning to discuss his pending move to Los Angeles, teaching a class…
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    Photography Life

  • How to Upgrade to Windows 10

    Nasim Mansurov
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:11 pm
    This week Microsoft released the long anticipated Windows 10, the latest, the greatest and the last “operating system of the future”. Why the last? Microsoft claims that Windows 10 will be the last operating system with a version number, so we won’t be seeing a Windows 11 or 12. Apparently, the company has no plans for future iterations of the operating system, and instead plans to focus on providing continuous updates to the Windows 10 platform. That’s probably why the company skipped Windows 9 altogether, since 10 sounds more “complete”. Microsoft is…
  • Travel Photography in Myanmar – a Photo Essay

    Guest Poster
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:46 am
    What is most striking for a visiting photographer to Myanmar, beyond the legions of magnificent pagodas and monasteries, is its people. The 135 ethnic groups offer an extraordinary diversity of subjects to be sure, but it’s their welcoming nature and willingness to open their lives to the camera toting foreigner that never ceases to amaze. As a photography director for a travel company based in Myanmar, I have been fortunate enough to work all over this very photogenic land with its two most celebrated travel shooters, as well as a major award winning western photographer who knows it…
  • The Ultimate PC Build for Photography Needs

    Nasim Mansurov
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Thanks to the super high-resolution sensors we see today in digital cameras, a fast computer is absolutely essential for an efficient post-processing workflow when working with RAW images. If a few years back a standard PC or a mid-range laptop were good enough for post-processing images, 30+ MP RAW files can put a huge burden on processing power and make a high-end machine seem obsolete. In addition, most commercial software targeted at professionals has also gotten pretty heavy, requiring more memory, faster storage and high-end CPUs and GPUs for a smooth, delay-free experience. Having…
  • Bolt VM-110 Ring Light Review

    Spencer Cox
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:44 pm
    When I wrote my Macro Photography Lighting Tutorial, I had the opportunity to test a fairly popular product for my section on ring lights: the Bolt VM-110. I was happy with the quality of light from the VM-110 ring light, but I was unimpressed with its low strength. Since ring lights are so commonly-used for macro photography, I decided that it would be worthwhile to review the VM-110 and share some of my thoughts about how well it works for macro photography.1) SpecificationsGuide Number: 15 feet (4.5 meters) at ISO 100 and 50mm equivalentEffective Range: 5 feet (1.5 meters)Exposure…
  • Wildlife Photography with a Short Telephoto Lens

    Spencer Cox
    25 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    If it isn’t obvious from the photos I share on Photography Life, the camera equipment I use makes it quite clear: I am not a wildlife photographer. In fact, my longest lens weighs in at 105mm — nowhere near the super-telephotos used by most wildlife pros. However, although I rarely seek out wildlife opportunities, animals do not avoid me. I have been fortunate enough to see everything from whales to reindeer while taking pictures, and I’ve learned some tips for photographing wildlife with a short telephoto lens along the way.Nikon D800e + 105mm f/2.8 @ 105mm, ISO 100, 1/2500, f/2.81)…
 
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    Landscape Photography Blogger

  • A Drive Through The Heartland 1

    David Leland Hyde
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:51 am
    Journey Into The Heart of America Old Tractor, Tall Grass Field and Edge of Thundercloud Near Oroville, California, copyright 2015 David Leland Hyde. (Click on image to see large.) When I was a boy, I played in a local barn quite often. Godar’s Barn had a rope swing. Ed Godar was a nice guy most of the time, but he would get grumpy if kids were loud or rough housing. He instructed us to strictly stay off the hay stacked in his barn. However, with the rope swing right there and him not around the barn much, it was extremely tempting to climb way up on the top of the stacked hay and leap…
  • Happy 4th of July: Watson’s Walking “G” Summer Camp

    David Leland Hyde
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Family Camp Weekend at Watson’s Walking “G” People Photographs: Memories of Independence Day, July 4 In the United States of America, we celebrate Independence Day in the heat of summer. The heat causes thirst, which is quenched with alcoholic beverages, more often than not. July 4 is the “fun” holiday. For a quality American 4th of July, also mix in hours and days of sunbathing slathered in tanning oil at the old swimming hole, complete with cool mountain stream swims. Yet, when you are with old friends, the perfect holiday is not as much about the beach, sun…
  • The Golden Decade Book To Be Published By Gerhard Steidl

    David Leland Hyde
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:26 pm
    The Golden Decade Book in Pre-Production at Steidl in Germany Original limited edition printing design of The Golden Decade. Gerhard Steidl already redesigned the book, fonts and colors with a more contemporary art book layout and look. The Golden Decade: California School of Fine Arts Photography 1945-55 by Ira Latour, Cameron Macauley and Bill Heick, edited by Ken Ball and Victoria Whyte Ball, sold out in two special oversize limited editions of 100 books each in 2010. In conjunction with the release of the book, Smith Andersen North Gallery held a two-month exhibit of original darkroom…
  • New Grand Canyon Battle Over Tusayan Development

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

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

  • We are who we love.

    sesame
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:27 pm
    I lost it today. To be fair, it was a three snooze alarm morning for me so I was off to a fifteen minute late start when my feet hit the bedroom floor. But I am tired. Dreadfully overwhelmed and tired and it is only Monday.    Trying to wrangle three kids out of the house […]
  • My cat wants to be famous.

    sesame
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:22 pm
    She recorded her first podcast podcat when I stepped away from my laptop. She is tired of Chilli and the kids getting all the attention.   Feel free to meme her…
  • The Bloggerati weekend in Sydney – the city that still takes my breath away.

    sesame
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Heading up to Sydney for world class views, food and company. I love that sparkly city.
  • Lost Girl

    sesame
    19 Jul 2015 | 9:56 pm
    The list of things she has lost in her wake of happy-go-lucky is growing. I am trying very hard to not put a number on it, but the cost is high. I remind her gently and sometimes not so gently. I go through the list of what is required everyday hoping that my words will […]
  • The enigma upstairs.

    sesame
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:42 am
      Locked away in a fortress of dystopian fiction and YouTube nail art tutorials she endeavours to be herself and just like all her friends. She has found her tribe, nice girls, good students in grey hoodies and occasional red lipstick. I see her hiding behind the waist length hair she will neither brush nor […]
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    Unshaken Photography

  • Are you new to DSLR cameras? New DSLR lens buying guide 2015

    NickW
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:53 am
    DSLR lens buying guide 2015 Saving up for your first DSLR camera is an exciting time.  You are all ready to get out there and start taking some great photographs and yet when the time comes to taking home your new shiny gadget often a sense of anti-climax appears.  Many consumer level digital cameras come with a ‘kit lens’ its a standard piece of kit which gets you and and running however it lacks the degree of zoom that your average compact camera has and for many people this is a huge disappointment. As photographers we are spoilt these days as even your trusty camera phone…
  • Backing up data – Guide for Photographers and recommendation of company

    NickW
    13 Mar 2015 | 2:58 am
    How to back up your data & hard drive – recommendations for photographers   In this post we look at :   What happens to a photographer if a hard drive fails and needs recovery Insurance issues of recovering data Cloud backup vs hard solutions Recommended back up solutions for photographers Hard drive recommendations A recommended recovery company (no bias this is based on a actual case that happened to us)   I recently had the misfortune of one of my external hard drives fail on me (to be honest it had been moved) but I ended up with the killer ticking sound of doom…
  • Commercial photography – why is it ignored

    NickW
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Commercial Photography Training   I am always surprised how few people seem interested in commercial photography – it is repeat work, allows you to visit some truly inspiring businesses and add real variety to your work. The days of great big studios charging over inflated prices has gone as so many small businesses realise the value and need for relevant fresh content on their websites. Below is a video of a few images shot at a local public house due to re-open very shortly – http://www.thegoldenfleece-chelmsford.co.uk over the period of a couple of hours. If you want to…
  • 10 Useful points for making the most of your new camera.

    NickW
    30 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    Getting a new camera is always exciting but getting the most from it requires a little help I love a good gadget, I have far more photography kit than I really need but I can’t help myself when the sales or trade shows come along.  Getting a new camera makes me feel like a kid at Christmas – I hope you have felt the same way with your new toy.  Our beginners courses are full in January of excited new photographers all eager to get the most from their camera yet who share the same tales of disappointment and frustration when trying to get to grips with all the buttons and…
  • Getting your camera off fully automatic

    NickW
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:31 am
    Why turn fully automatic off on your camera   For many people a shiny new digital camera – whether that be a neat little compact, fancy looking hybrid or impressive DSLR offers a whole world of opportunity however that new piece of kit also presents a big problem. You open the box peer inside before holding your new gadget and then normally fire off a few shots feeling rather pleased. The big problem then presents itself – what do all the buttons do and what happens if I move away from fully automatic?     We tend to get five types of attendees on our beginners…
 
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • Seals in the Glacial Lagoon

    Chris Corradino
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Our zodiac driver killed the engine and we could hear the thunderous sound of ice breaking off the glacier in the distance. From there, it then enters this lagoon, giving the Seals something to rest on. These Harbor Seals were a ways off so I had to use a 1.4 extender on a 300mm bringing it to 420mm. Also had a super fast shutter speed to prevent any motion from the rocking boat. I was using the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 with the extender which is far lighter than a prime 300mm would have been on a DSLR. I think this makes it a bit easier to handle.
  • Old Church with Turf Roof and Crepuscular Rays

    Chris Corradino
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:01 am
    This old structure was built in 1858, and is one of only six turf roof churches left in Iceland. Rain here is quite common making the microfiber cloth an essential part of my gear. Even with a lens hood, drops would collect on the lens and were visible in the shot. I was carefully wiping down the 3 stop ND filter when I looked up to see this scene forming. Crepuscular rays broke through the gaps and stretched towards the steeple. I had just enough time to make a few frames before they receded back into the clouds. 
  • Backlit Horse Under a Midnight Sun

    Chris Corradino
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    This was captured around 10:30pm while the sun was low in the sky. Since Iceland is so far north they have about 24 hours of daylight in the summer, hence the term "midnight sun". This young Icelandic horse was still nursing, but walked away from its mother for a few minutes while keeping an eye on me. With the golden quality of light I made a number of photos before catching this frame with the horse's breath visible. 
  • When Light Passes Through

    Chris Corradino
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:49 am
    The light in Iceland has a special quality with undulating clouds that allow fleeting beams of sun to pass through and bathe the landscape below. While driving through a very rural area I noticed the sky growing darker with each passing mile. We eventually came to a wonderful rustic barn resting on a hillside and I pulled over to the shoulder and hopped out to make a photo. By looking at it, you might think it was taken with a wide angle lens, but it was actually a telephoto with an effective focal length of 300mm.  OMD EM1, 40-150mm, f4, 1/800, ISO 400, grad ND filter.
  • Photographing Puffins in Iceland

    Chris Corradino
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:32 am
    The majority of the world's Puffins are actually in Iceland, so naturally, Sue and I set out to find them. My fascination with these birds started about 6 years ago when I photographed them off the coast of Maine. They were bringing back fish for their young, and I ended up making a video from the bird blind, and having an image published online by National Geographic.  Dyrhólaey is located in the southern part of Iceland. While Iceland is rich in natural beauty, it seems most who visit put Puffins at the top of their list of things to see. Every gift…
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  • A Moment in Nicaragua

    Brian Matiash
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Despite arriving in Granada, Nicaragua last night, its character and charm didn’t fully hit me until this morning. Just steps outside of my hotel are streets lined with vibrantly colored facades and equally vibrant people walking, riding, and driving. This next week will bring me well outside of what I’m used to in many ways. Earlier today, we officially kicked off this year’s The Giving Lens: Nicaragua workshop, and it’s already proving to be a profound experience. Over the next seven days, we’ll be immersing ourselves deeply within the local culture.
  • What’s in my Bag #4 – TGL Nicaragua

    Brian Matiash
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Tomorrow, I’m heading down to Granada, Nicaragua to co-lead a workshop with my bud, Michael Bonocore through The Giving Lens. This workshop and trip is altogether very different than what I’m used to as our focus will heavily revolve around street and candid portrait photography with the locals. We’ll be working closely with the students of Empowerment International to help them grow their own pursuits of photography, while also visiting and exploring the beauty of Nicaragua. Before heading out on any major trip, I usually like to record a video outlining the photography…
  • Photo Tip: Go Against The Grain

    Brian Matiash
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:29 am
    Several years ago, I visited the charming town of Port Townsend in Washington state for the first time. I fell in love immediately with how quaint the area was. It was apparent the second I drove my vehicle off of the ferry that shuttled us over. However, despite its small town charm, the area was really packed with people, especially when we got to the shore and docks. That was something I hadn’t expected. The adjacent beach was teeming with people, which seemed odd to me because the weather was not exactly pleasant and that usually acts as a deterrent for most folks. I quickly…
  • Better than.

    Brian Matiash
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    Recently, I came across a blog post from one of my favorite working photographers out there today, David duChemin. The post itself was written in the style and caliber that I’ve come to expect from someone as prolific and in tune as David. On the off chance that you don’t follow David’s work, I strongly recommend you rectify that and consider picking up a few of his books. They are each gems in and of themselves. But returning to the aforementioned post, there was a part of it that resonated especially clearly with me and it serves as the impetus for this very post. To quote…
  • Get Simple With Your Photo Compositions

    Brian Matiash
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:45 pm
    As we bombard our eyes with the vast amount of photography content that is shared out every minute, it can be very easy to lose track of what a meaningful composition may look. The tendency to share “more of more” can lead us to think that cramming as much into the frame as possible will give your viewers more bang for their buck when, in reality, less may have been all that would be needed. There is a philosophy around composing a photo where the photographer should strive to render the content of the frame down to its simplest form. Cut out the superfluous eye candy and present…
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • #FlashbackFriday

    Lily Hydrangea
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:39 am
    Ian walks the beach enjoying the sunset at Robert Moses in July of last Summer. Here are the pictures I posted last year from this very same beach walk.Happy Friday everyone!
  • Happy 10th Birthday Priscilla!

    Lily Hydrangea
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Priscilla gives my almond biscotti the staredown.
  • Desert Bliss

    Lily Hydrangea
    18 Jul 2015 | 12:25 pm
    I know how important rain is and I fully appreciate it, but I do love the desert. I got to visit Sedona again last month and got to see these beauties. After the winter we last experienced I felt Sedona's heat deep inside my bones. It felt so very good. 
  • Twins

    Lily Hydrangea
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:48 am
    The weather is gorgeous today! I hope it is the same wherever you are too.
  • Feels Like Summer

    Lily Hydrangea
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:49 pm
    I'm loving what the rain is doing to our garden!
 
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    ViewBug Blog

  • Community Spotlight: Michael Woloszynowicz “Be Your Own Worst Critic”

    admin
    2 Aug 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Michael Woloszynowicz is a published and award winning portrait and architecture photographer based in Toronto, Canada. With a background in computer science and an MBA in corporate finance, Michael is hardly an archetypal photographer. How did you get started with your photography? I had a strong interest in photography when growing up, but somehow with film my vision of the images never really seemed complete so I gave it up for several years. 2 years ago I picked up my father’s Nikon D300 and began playing with Photoshop and got instantly hooked again. I educated myself through a variety…
  • 50+ Stunning Portraits Emerging From Shadows: Photo Contest Finalists

    admin
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their creative and mysterious portraits in this photo contest with chances to win a professional studio lighting kit and more. Making a great image is more then just pressing the shutter… you need to feel it from the heart. Award winning, New York based Pro Photographer, Alan Shapiro, talks about this and much more as he takes you through his own portfolio. Discover what Alan is looking for in a winning image! “ace” by ardeleanantonio “From The Shadows” by garryrosenfeldt “IMG_0088 Old Man by Window…
  • Community Spotlight: Wolfgang Pichler Interprets The Female Beauty

    admin
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Wolfgang Pichler’s photography is full of magical elements and has a powerful visual interpretation of female beauty. Enjoy his photos and learn more about the creative process behind his images.“My name is Wolfgang Pichler and I am born on the 26th of October, 1968 in Knittelfeld, Austria. I am working as my main occupation into the quality management of an polymer processing company. I have specialized myself on the People photography, especially the nude photography. My highest goal was always to put emotions on pictures and I am hoping that this will succeed me plenty of…
  • 800 Creative Portraits Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best creative portraits in this limited photo contest with chances to win a CarrySpeed FS-PRO camera strap & more. Stay tuned for the next limited photo contest coming soon… A special thanks to all the photographers that voted for their favorite shots helping us find the following winner and some of the most popular submissions. Congratulations People’s Choice “Katharina” by WPphotography “The Lady of The Sea” by wenchejostad “”I’ll make it through”” by LigaVitola…
  • Funday Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:32 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing people having fun in this photo contest made possible by our friends at TheFolioApp. TheFolioApp creates next generation native iPhone/iPad/Android apps and websites for creative professionals so they can share their amazing work with the world in the best possible way on all platforms and devices. Don’t just settle for a website when you can also get your very own native iPhone/iPad and Android apps. A special thanks to all the photographers that helped us find the following winners and some of the most popular…
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*

  • Announcing DMBLGiT July 2015 (and something new!)

    Neel
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:23 pm
    We re-launched DMBLGiT in February 2015… just about five months ago. Since then we’ve got a lot of support! Amazing energy from the food bloggers community… so much so that the hosting spots for the next 12 months were filled in matter of weeks. At LFP we are committed to bring DMBLGiT back to it full life and take it beyond and then some… At least twice a year, LFP will host DMBLGiT contest to put all our energy in this contest. This is one of those months. And this month, we are again trying something new. Here’s what that is… We are introducing…
  • DMBLGiT Feb 2015 Winners, Judges and Upcoming Contests

    Neel
    22 Mar 2015 | 2:49 am
    So here it is – a much awaited announcements for winners… and before we get there… let me share something. For all the past hosts who have supported DMBLGiT, thank you. Hosting this event in Feb month made us realize that this is no small feat. This needs good amount of effort from finding the judges to publishing the announcement of winners. There are a lot of things involved. With that said, I also would like to thank all the upcoming hosts. All hosting spots are full for the next one year! Can you imagine that? If we leave out March, which was too soon after we…
  • Relaunching DMBLGiT (and DMBLGiT Feb 2015)

    Neel
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    Finally! its here. DMBLGiT is relaunching this month. DMBLGiT – short for Does My Blog Look Good in This, is a community run food photography contest that was established in 2005 – 10 years ago. In 2014, LFP “acquired” this food photography contest from Andrew who was running this contest for several years. This is one of its kind contest that is hosted by different food bloggers every month and is judged by outstanding food photographers who love DMBLGiT. This February we are bringing DMBLGiT back to life. In February, LFP will be hosting the contest. Yes!
  • Ever Had Your Food Photo Stolen?

    Neel
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    In last few weeks, we’ve come across an astounding number of food photographers who have had their food photos stolen. Big magazines have done it. Big hotel chains are stealing food photos. Even famous chefs have used food photos without permission and not compensated food photographers. We at LFP HQ would like to help you share the stories with fellow food photographers. Here’s how to do it. Can you help us by doing two things? 1. Share the Experience On this page, in the comments below tell us: Have you or someone you know had this happen to you? Has your food photos been…
  • How to Win $325 Giveaway of Food Bloggers Bundle

    Neel
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    It’s Here. Our biggest giveaway so far. We are giving away $325 worth of giveaway. This includes food blogging pro program, Print Books on Food Photography, Food Styling and Writing, 8 eBooks on Food Photography and 10-Week Training on Food Photography. All this to one person who will enter the giveaway (and play the game smartly ) Here’s what’s included in more detail: What’s included: Let’s look at details of what’s included as part of this giveaway. Giveaway Item #1 – 6-month subscription to Food Blogger Pro What is Food Blogger Pro? Food Blogger…
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    Martin Bailey Photography

  • Gura Gear Bataflae 18L Camera Backpack Review (Podcast 482)

    Martin Bailey
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    This week we take a look at the Gura Gear Bataflae 18L Camera Backpack, and how I’ve configured mine for my landscape, cultural and wildlife photography tour in Namibia. Watch the video below for details, but in summary, Gura Gear’s Bataflae series of camera backpacks are the best available in my opinion. They are light yet incredible strong, comfortable to wear and designed to put your gear at your fingertips when you need it. The Bataflae 18L has a laptop compartment that takes up to a 13″ laptop if you need to carry one, and the accessory straps and Kooh cords will keep…
  • Shigakougen Blue-Green Landscape Travelogue (Podcast 481)

    Martin Bailey
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:50 pm
    I recently visited the Shigakougen or Shiga Highlands in Nagano here in Japan, as part of my trip to test the Canon EOS 5Ds R, and one of my main goals was to capture the blue-green summer foliage, so today we’re going to walk through three separate shoots on June 22, 23 and 24, 2015. On June 22, I’d spent the afternoon with the Snow Monkeys on my first summer visit, and we looked at photos from the monkeys in the last episode. The monkey park closes at 5pm in the summer, which gave me another couple of hours of daylight, so I headed up the mountain to the Shigakougen area, as I…
  • Snow-less Monkeys – A Summer Visit Travelogue (Podcast 480)

    Martin Bailey
    12 Jul 2015 | 6:27 pm
    A few weeks ago, I took my new Canon EOS 5Ds R over to the Monkey Park at Jigokudani, where we photograph the Snow Monkeys for the first three days on my Winter Wonderland Tours. This though was the first time I’ve visited during the summer, so the now Snow-less Monkeys showed me a very different face, making it an almost magical visit, in a different way to my winter experiences. This was also the first time I’ve visited the snow monkeys alone. Even on my first reconnaissance visit, I went with a couple of friends, so as much as I love taking my winter groups there, it made a…
  • Scanning Medium Format 120 Film (Podcast 479)

    Martin Bailey
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    This is part 4 of our Film Fun series, in which I walk you through scanning medium format 120 film into the computer. The podcast released for this episode is just an iPhone optimized low resolution version of the full sized video, which will enable you to view during your commute etc. but to see any detail, it’s best to view the full sized video below. Here’s a run down of the entire Film Fun series. Part #1 – Loading and Unloading a Yashica-D TLR Camera with 120 Medium Format Film (see here) Part #2 – Feeding 120 Film into a Paterson Reel for Developing (see here)…
  • Canon EOS 5Ds R Digital SLR Camera Review (Podcast 478)

    Martin Bailey
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:44 am
    Following up on my first impressions, this is my full Canon EOS 5Ds R Digital SLR Camera Review. Since my first review I’ve spend three more days in the field, shooting a total of 2,300 frames with the camera and completed a bunch of tests in my studio, and I’m ready to share my findings! About this Review I am in no way supported by or affiliated with Canon, and have paid for my 5Ds R and all of my lenses just like you. I do these reviews to first and foremost to inform myself and you, the readers and listeners, about new gear that is released to the market that I personally…
 
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    Tamron Blog: Angle of View

  • Get Out Early To Capture Tiny Critters

    Mike Moats
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
     By Mike Moats The best way to capture shots of small bugs and critters, is to get up at daybreak on a cool morning with no wind, and search the little guys out in open field grass. When the temperatures drop at night, the critters body temps go down and in the morning they stay perfectly still and unable to fly away until they warm up. This allows me time to set up my tripod and shoot with out having to rush. In this image you can see two butterflies on the right side and on the left side in the middle you see a little bit of black in the grass and that is a dragonfly.
  • Great Smoky Mountains and Tamron Lenses

    Ed Heaton
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:50 am
    By Ed Heaton Greetings, Tamron Image Master Ed Heaton here, sharing a few insights and images from my most recent Great Smoky Mountain Photography Workshop in Tennessee. To give you just a bit of background, I’ve been teaching a workshop in the Great Smoky Mountains now since 2005 and I have to say I am truly impressed every time I visit the park. The wild flowers and overall scenic views are absolutely breathtaking not to mention some of the most pristine rivers on the East Coast. The workshop is five days of nonstop photography. We are up long before sunrise and will be out photographing…
  • Knowing Your Gear Gets The Shot

    Jeff Allen
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:39 am
      By Jeff Allen On a recent spring-like Sunday drive, I happened upon the Benson Sculpture Park in Loveland, CO not far from where I live. I love viewing art of all sorts, so I stopped to enjoy the garden and some of the 144 sculptures that are spread throughout the park. There is just about always a camera in the car with me and this day was no exception. After all, you never know when you will see something that inspires image making. Wandering through the 10-acre sculpture park, I enjoyed the variety of sculptures and was inspired to shoot some hand-held and some tripod-mounted images.
  • It's Early, Cold and WORTH IT!

    BellTamronUSA
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
     by Jillian Bell Let me start by saying I am not a morning person... You can quote me on this. I spent the last week in northern Minnesota where the daily high reached -5F and had forgotten how crisp and refreshing the air feels, but more importantly had forgotten a great advantage to an extremely cold sunrise. Sun dogs scientific name parhelia, are an atmospheric phenomenon that consists of a pair of bright spots on either side on the sun, created by light interacting with ice crystals in the atmosphere often co-occurring with a luminous ring. (from wikipedia.org) Knowing your environment…
  • Bokeh For Beginners

    Pat Nagle
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
       By Patrick Nagle Bokeh is a term that has become very popular in the photographic world. It is the way a lens renders out of focus points of light. It may be intimidating to some, but it is actually very simple to do. All we are doing here is shooting with a very shallow depth of field. First you need some points of light; Christmas lights are perfect for this. You then want to put your subject far from your background. The photograher needs to shoot close to the subject that is intended to be in focus. Turn the camera onto Aperture Priority and open up the aperture as wide as possible.
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    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog

  • Read My Article in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, August 2015 Issue

    Dan Bailey
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:21 pm
    I’m excited to report that my work is featured in the August 2015 issue of Outdoor Photographer Magazine. The article is called “My Move To Mirrorless, and it outlines my transition from Nikon DLSR gear to the smaller, lighter Fuji X-T1 and X-T10 for all … Continue reading → The post Read My Article in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, August 2015 Issue appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Bring Back the Shadows: The Case Against HDR

    Dan Bailey
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:09 am
    Call this ode to the shadow, my attempt to rescue that wonderful, often elusive species, which has been pushed aside lately with such increasing and ruthless neglect by slider-happy photographers who banish it from existence in their images. You know what I’m talking … Continue reading → The post Bring Back the Shadows: The Case Against HDR appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Check Out My Brand New iOS Photography Apps

    Dan Bailey
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:15 pm
    I’m excited to announce the release of my brand new photography apps for iPhone and iPad. Capturing Action and Capturing Landscapes are both full of photography tips designed to help you shoot better, more dynamic images, whether you use a DSLR, a mirrorless … Continue reading → The post Check Out My Brand New iOS Photography Apps appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Download the New Fuji X-T1 Version 4.0 Firmware Update

    Dan Bailey
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:54 am
    Today, Fujifilm has given us a brand new camera. It’s called the X-T1. You may have heard of it, since it’s been out for almost a year and a half. Of course, with the new version 4.0 firmware update that … Continue reading → The post Download the New Fuji X-T1 Version 4.0 Firmware Update appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Mirrorless Cameras and the Legacy of Photography

    Dan Bailey
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Last week, I went out shooting with my friend Ryan Greeff, who lives here in Anchorage. He also likes to photograph outdoor adventure subjects and sports like mountain biking. He’s only been shooting for a few years, but he’s got a … Continue reading → The post Mirrorless Cameras and the Legacy of Photography appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
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    burn magazine

  • On the boat

    burn magazine
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:44 am
    Got on the boat last night, welcome to the sea and sun to @burndiary from @margauxhelleu . Gocek, Turkey 2015
  • Day 5

    burn magazine
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Day 5 to @burndiary from @margauxhelleu
  • Beach

    burn magazine
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:20 am
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  • Newport Oregon Photography By Thom Zehrfeld

    15 Jul 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Newport, Oregon is home to some fantastic photography! Since I live in Newport I can get around to some of the best places, and at different times to capture the best.The following photo art is available through my website: Thom Zehrfeld ArtistWebsites (link). It is available in prints, greeting cards, tote bags, throw pillows, duvet covers and phone covers. Prices cover every budget.My photography is a little different. I attempt to make my photography more like paintings than just a ordinary snapshot.Please do not copy any of my photos without my permission. Thank you! Below "My Lee" is one…
  • Beach Wall Decor

    11 Jul 2015 | 2:06 pm
    If you love the beach, the coast you have come to the right place. I have put a smattering of my work on my blog for you review. It will give you some ideas for beach house/cottage wall decor.Since I live and photograph on the Oregon Coast I have many fine art photographs for you to choose from on my Artist Website. You can find the link here: Thom Zehrfeld Artist Website (link)There are three pages of beachy type decor on my site to choose from. Please enjoy! Yaquina Bay Bridge At Sunset (Link)Horse Back Riding On Bandon Beach (Link)My Lee (Link)  River Pilot Station (Link) …
  • iPhone Cases That Say Something!

    10 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    Why settle for an iPhone case that looks like everybody elses and...well, sucks? Featured on my website are hundreds of unique and cool designs that will separate you from the crowd.  You can scroll through my website to find just the right one for you. It is impossible to list them all here so I included just a few samples. The cases are designed for the following models:iPhone 6 Case iPhone 6 Plus CaseiPhone 5/5s CaseiPhone 5 c CaseGalaxy S4 CaseGalaxy S5 CaseGalaxy S6 CaseThis is where they are: Thom Zehrfeld Artist Website  ! (link)It will take you to the iPhone Case page…
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    8 Jul 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Hey! Shop on my website for cool and custom throw pillow. Why deal with the mundane?Here is a link to super neat throw pillows that I have listed on my Thom Zehrfeld Artist Website (Link). They are cool and they come in a variety of sizes and colors.You should be able to find a pillow and design to fit your decor. There is a lot of selection. And, there are hundreds of designs on my website that you will not find elsewhere!Make a purchase...don't like it? There is a 30 day money back guarantee policy.  Below are the different sizes available:14 x 1416 x 1618 x 1820 x 2026 x 2620 x 14…
  • Car Prints For Sale

    26 Jun 2015 | 3:30 pm
    If you are a car buff you have come to the right place! I have included all type of cars, hot rods, classic cars.On my website I have many more cars and trucks than what you will see below but, this will give you some idea of what my car prints are like. And, I try to be a little different in the way I present them.You can purchase prints (in a variety of form) from my Thom Zehrfeld Artist Website. I have provided links under each photo here so you can chose an appropriate format, for example: 1. Canvas Prints  2. Framed Prints  3. Art Prints 4. Acrylic Prints 5.
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  • Five For Friday 132

    Jeffery Saddoris
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
    “There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.” – Pablo Picasso   Dario Moschetta The gorgeous, glitchy, frenetic paintings of Dario Moschetta are a recent find of mine—in fact, I couldn’t tell you exactly where I first saw his work. I am fascinated by the way he mixes various media and materials—chalk, acrylic, photography, collage—and allows the imperfections and happy accidents to help define a unique style and aesthetic.
  • On Taking Pictures 170: We All Want To Be Steve McCurry

    Jeffery Saddoris
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:47 pm
    This week, prompted by a member of the OTP G+ Community, we begin with a bit of follow up on the discussion from last week about the influence of Robert Frank. Also, there is no best, but there just might be a best for you. Plus, a terrific photographer that neither one of us had ever heard of. Pin-up photographer Bunny Yeager is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2015/otp-170.mp3 Download MP3 (50.1MB)  |  Subscribe on iTunes  |  RSS Show Notes On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #watching I think you guys were pretty…
  • Five For Friday 131

    Jeffery Saddoris
    25 Jul 2015 | 11:07 pm
    “Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.” – Bill Moyers   Alexandre Farto I am absolutely fascinated by the work of Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto who, in addition to using found objects and materials, carves his large-scale dramatic portraits directly into the surfaces of walls and buildings. I love that his work can only be created by destroying (at least partially) something else. Thanks to Miri Berlin, whose work is also terrific, for sending me the link. LINK: http://www.alexandrefarto.com/index.php   Wendy Marvel and Mark Arnon Rosen…
  • On Taking Pictures 169: I’ll Make a Burger for the Next Guy

    Jeffery Saddoris
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:23 am
    This week, we’re discussing a recent New York Times article about Robert Frank, specifically the breadth of his influence on photography and the degree to which he either pursued or avoided fame and celebrity. We also discuss a few news items sent in by listeners, including an interesting piece about a new book by David Bailey which seems to be comprised mostly of mistakes from the darkroom. Rebecca Norris Webb is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2015/otp-169.mp3 Download MP3 (51.6MB)  |  Subscribe on iTunes  |  RSS Show Notes On…
  • On Taking Pictures 168: This Is Not How We Play Bridge

    Jeffery Saddoris
    18 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    This week, we geek out a little over the New Horizons images of Pluto. Think about this: it will take four months to receive all of the data from nearly 4 billion miles away. We also discuss Chris Arnade’s photos from Hunt’s Point and whether or not being a good person is unethical. Plus, can you sell out as an artist anymore? Magnum photographer Alex Webb is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2015/otp-168.mp3 Download MP3 (52.3MB)  |  Subscribe on iTunes  |  RSS Show Notes On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #stack…
 
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  • How to Upgrade to Windows 10

    Nasim Mansurov
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:11 pm
    This week Microsoft released the long anticipated Windows 10, the latest, the greatest and the last “operating system of the future”. Why the last? Microsoft claims that Windows 10 will be the last operating system with a version number, so we won’t be seeing a Windows 11 or 12. Apparently, the company has no plans for future iterations of the operating system, and instead plans to focus on providing continuous updates to the Windows 10 platform. That’s probably why the company skipped Windows 9 altogether, since 10 sounds more “complete”. Microsoft is…
  • Travel Photography in Myanmar – a Photo Essay

    Guest Poster
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:46 am
    What is most striking for a visiting photographer to Myanmar, beyond the legions of magnificent pagodas and monasteries, is its people. The 135 ethnic groups offer an extraordinary diversity of subjects to be sure, but it’s their welcoming nature and willingness to open their lives to the camera toting foreigner that never ceases to amaze. As a photography director for a travel company based in Myanmar, I have been fortunate enough to work all over this very photogenic land with its two most celebrated travel shooters, as well as a major award winning western photographer who knows it…
  • The Ultimate PC Build for Photography Needs

    Nasim Mansurov
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Thanks to the super high-resolution sensors we see today in digital cameras, a fast computer is absolutely essential for an efficient post-processing workflow when working with RAW images. If a few years back a standard PC or a mid-range laptop were good enough for post-processing images, 30+ MP RAW files can put a huge burden on processing power and make a high-end machine seem obsolete. In addition, most commercial software targeted at professionals has also gotten pretty heavy, requiring more memory, faster storage and high-end CPUs and GPUs for a smooth, delay-free experience. Having…
  • Bolt VM-110 Ring Light Review

    Spencer Cox
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:44 pm
    When I wrote my Macro Photography Lighting Tutorial, I had the opportunity to test a fairly popular product for my section on ring lights: the Bolt VM-110. I was happy with the quality of light from the VM-110 ring light, but I was unimpressed with its low strength. Since ring lights are so commonly-used for macro photography, I decided that it would be worthwhile to review the VM-110 and share some of my thoughts about how well it works for macro photography.1) SpecificationsGuide Number: 15 feet (4.5 meters) at ISO 100 and 50mm equivalentEffective Range: 5 feet (1.5 meters)Exposure…
  • Wildlife Photography with a Short Telephoto Lens

    Spencer Cox
    25 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    If it isn’t obvious from the photos I share on Photography Life, the camera equipment I use makes it quite clear: I am not a wildlife photographer. In fact, my longest lens weighs in at 105mm — nowhere near the super-telephotos used by most wildlife pros. However, although I rarely seek out wildlife opportunities, animals do not avoid me. I have been fortunate enough to see everything from whales to reindeer while taking pictures, and I’ve learned some tips for photographing wildlife with a short telephoto lens along the way.Nikon D800e + 105mm f/2.8 @ 105mm, ISO 100, 1/2500, f/2.81)…
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  • Moving

    30 Jul 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Well, well, well. Today is the day I'm packing my home office and moving it to our new home. Actually, the move will be spread over a few days because construction isn't quite done yet, but I figure if we unload enough furniture, JD and I can stage an old fashioned sit-in and compel the painters, wallpaper installers, and electricians to let us in. Here's the chant I plan to shout at my front door: WHAT DO WE WANT? PATIENCE. WHEN DO WE WANT IT? NOW! All this entire blog post is meant to convey is I won't be around the studio or online too much this week, but once we return home (wherever that…
  • Need Help Blogging? Let's Chat.

    29 Jul 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Blogging is a crazy thing. In the same sentence business owners acknowledge its power and fierce marketing opportunities, they also bemoan a litany of difficulties when it comes to, well, actually blogging. I've always wanted to help, but didn't really know how...until now. I put together a five-question questionnaire to help me understand why people aren't blogging more and ways I can give helpful tips to make it easier and more effective for you. You can find the questionnaire **HERE** and I'll be responding to your questions on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 10am PST...and one lucky…
  • How to Get Inspired

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:07 pm
    During the peak of wedding season, I run the risk of getting burnt out. As any creative can attest, working with such frequency and being required to thinkcreateproduce...thinkcreateproduce can take a toll when it comes to approaching a new photo shoot/canvas/writing project/etc. So what can a creative do to feel inspired during the busiest moments? I don't have a concrete answer, but what I can say is that I make time. I make time to think and feel and breathe. The busier you are, the more it's necessary to take a step back and recalibrate. Last week--in between moving, shooting, writing,…
  • Start Simple, Start Somewhere

    26 Jul 2015 | 9:27 pm
    JD and I are in the process of moving, so this past weekend--on a rare weekend off--we spent our time packing our belongings. While beach sirens beckoned from the coast, we toiled at home in order to make the big move later this week. As I was cleaning my office, I came across the first piece of marketing material I bought for my business. Well, actually, I sort of made it, but still. When I made this album to showcase my work, I felt like I was growing. Uncertain of how, exactly, but at least I was growing. I felt like a business owner with this album...I went to Aaron Brothers art supply…
  • How an Un-Fun Person Attempted to Have Fun

    24 Jul 2015 | 3:21 am
    A friend recently told me that while I was fun to be around, I didn't know how to have fun. And then I was all, thanks? I didn't quite understand, so I pressed him for more details. He went onto explain that my definition of "fun" strayed from the traditional sense. He asked when was the last time I went snorkeling. Or danced until 3 a.m.. Or sang karaoke. Or packed a picnic and attended a concert in the park. My answers were: Never. A decade. I wouldn't put people through that misery. I hate ants. Precisely, he said. For weeks after our conversation, I challenged myself to have fun. But…
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  • View 362: Walk on the Wild Side

    Scott Thomas Photography
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Back in 2013, I shared a few maps and models from the New York State Fair. Many times the projects behind them never get past that fancy looking stage. Today, I want to share with you one of those models which did come to life over the recent 4th of July weekend. Views of the Wild Walk at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, New York which opened over the 2015 July 4th holiday weekend. Both photos where enhanced with MacPhun’s Intensify Pro software. The Wild Walk takes guests thirty feet into the tree tops for a new perspective of the forest. Along the way, they learn about the birds,…
  • View 361: Mustang Nation

    Scott Thomas Photography
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    A proud owner of a 1965 Mustang at the All Ford Show run by the Syracuse Shelby Mustang Club at Clay Central Park in Liverpool, New York on Sunday, June 27, 2015. Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/200s, f/7.1, ISO 100, EV 0, 24mm Focal Length, Intensify Pro. In American automobile history, few cars have created a legion of fans more so than the Ford Mustang has since being introduced as a 1964 1/2 model at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Owners are proud to show their Mustangs at any opportunity like last weekend’s All Ford Show hosted by the Syracuse Shelby Mustang Club at Clay Central Park…
  • View 360: Calder Cup 2015

    Scott Thomas Photography
    15 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    An official Calder Cup game puck awaiting the start of Game 5 of the Calder Cup Final series between the Utica Comets and Manchester Monarchs.Nikon D750/Sigma 15mm, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 2200, EV +1.0. For the second time in three years, I was able to photograph the deciding game of the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Calder Cup Final. Two years ago I watched the Grand Rapids Griffins celebrate in the War Memorial Arena. Manchester Monarchs Adrian Kempe (9) gets the puck past Utica Comets goalie Jacob Markstrom (33) to open the scoring in an American Hockey League (AHL) Calder Cup final…
  • View 359: Walt, the Loch West Monster

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

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

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:46 am
    Discover The Photography Blog Flash Photography is an art in itself, once you master it, this will be one of the best addition to your photography skills. Never consider using a flash as a back-up during low light conditions, if used effectively, you can produce excellent photos…
  • Photographer’s Life Through the Lens

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:45 am
    Discover The Photography Blog Life through the lens
  • The Pinterest Cheat Sheet to Image Sizes

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
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  • Muriel Debernard Photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    21 Jun 2015 | 2:25 am
    Discover The Photography Blog Discover Muriel Debernard photography work. Feel free to contact us if you want to be featured too ! Biography I am Muriel Debernard. I live and work in France. I have made my first experience in art school where I learnt silver picture and story of photography. During this period my camera was a Nikon F301. I do not have any subject that I prefer. I am interesting in all kind of pictures (urban, landscape, people). I try to be more than an observer being invested in what I photograph. My work is instinctive. In one picture, I try to give a feeling, the beauty of…
  • Fashion photoshoot Molly Morrison

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:16 am
    Discover The Photography Blog Molly Morrison is a glamour girl who embraces the aesthetics of past Hollywood starlets. Her curvaceous figure is featured in the likes of FHM, Maxim, Sports Illustrated, GQ, Esquire, and Zoo. She is the new face of an ad campaign for 138 Water, with…
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  • Tell the World: What Makes Your Love Special?

    G.E. Masana
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    Is your love like a sunset? There’s a different sunset every day, and different sunsets all over the world. And though each one is unique, they’re all distinctly beautiful to behold. What makes your love distinctly beautiful? Click here to email me and briefly share your love story. I’m selecting some to post on my Facebook page (I won’t use your names unless it’s okay with you). And just like a sunset’s beautiful to see, there are moments engaged couples experience in front of my camera where you can virtually see their love and passion shine. It’s…
  • Wedding Photo Of The Week #37 | New York City Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    When brides and grooms dance their last dance with their mothers and fathers, it’s always more than a dance. It’s a marker. It represents the bride and the groom have left the life they shared with their parents to embark on their new life they’ll now share with their partner. They now start the new family they have established that day. This may seem silly given many couples have left their parent’s nest years before the wedding day, establishing their independence, establishing their new lives. Yet the acknowledgement of this comes full force, at the moment…
  • Wedding Photo Of The Week #36 | New York City Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:38 am
    A bride and her dad share a final, silent moment in the seconds before he escorts her down the aisle. In the antique car they rode to the wedding ceremony, no words are exchanged. Yet their expressions tell us when words won’t do.   The post Wedding Photo Of The Week #36 | New York City Wedding Photographer appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • Wedding Photo Of The Week #35 | New York City Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    It was a perfect wedding moment. And from it came a photojournalistic wedding photo to tell us about it. During their wedding ceremony in New York City, this couple observed the time honored tradition of placing the wedding ring upon the bride’s forefinger, as custom for Jewish weddings. This is a wedding photograph of that significant moment of the ceremony. The composition of this wedding photo looked exactly right to me, even though the moment itself was neither staged or posed. In it we see the groom placing the wedding ring on her finger; the bride ready to place a ring on the…
  • Wedding Photo Of The Week #34 | New York City Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:46 am
    When brides get readied in their hotel rooms, doing their hair, makeup and getting dressed in their wedding gowns, we photographers are typically there photographing the bride’s preparation. Some very cool photos can be created at that time to document the activities. Like this one for instance. A quiet moment at the start of her wedding day, the bride looking over her wedding dress. We can imagine what her thoughts may be. The post Wedding Photo Of The Week #34 | New York City Wedding Photographer appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
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  • Landscapes of Yellowstone

    Mike Walker
    25 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    Yellowstone National Park has its share of wonderful landscapes in addition to the variety of wildlife. Above are the intense colors of the runoff from the Grand Prismatic Spring which pumps out 566 gallons of water every minute. Below, early morning fog obscures the background from this grouping of dead trees. The constant steam coming from the hydrothermal features in Yellowstone always give the landscape a mystical appearance. I found this section of the vertically straight grass mimicking the trees to be very graphic and interesting. The last image below, taken during another early,…
 
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  • Bath Pre Wedding Shoot – Umaiza & Riad

    Jay Hoque
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Bath Pre Wedding Shoot – Umaiza & Riad This was the first time for us in Bath. And after seeing how beautiful the area is, we understood why it was always… Read More → The post Bath Pre Wedding Shoot – Umaiza & Riad appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | London Wedding Photographer | 07984 644704. Written by Jay Hoque.
  • WPPI Honors of Excellence Silver Awards – 2015 First Half

    Jay Hoque
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:25 am
    WPPI Honors of Excellence Silver Awards Really pleased to have been awarded two WPPI Honors of Excellence Silver Awards. We’re chuffed as WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographer International) is widely regarded as one of the world’s… Read More → The post WPPI Honors of Excellence Silver Awards – 2015 First Half appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | London Wedding Photographer | 07984 644704. Written by Jay Hoque.
  • PREVIEW: Blue Waters Antigua Wedding – Tina & Dee

    Jay Hoque
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:54 pm
    PREVIEW: Blue Waters Antigua Wedding – Tina & Dee This time last week were on our way back from Tina & Dee’s awesome destination wedding at the Blue Waters resort… Read More → The post PREVIEW: Blue Waters Antigua Wedding – Tina & Dee appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | London Wedding Photographer | 07984 644704. Written by Jay Hoque.
  • Preview: Muslim Wedding Hever Castle Kent

    Jay Hoque
    15 May 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Muslim Wedding Hever Castle Kent I think it’s time to break the silence and image drought. As you’ll notice from the archives, it’s been a long long loooooong time since… Read More → The post Preview: Muslim Wedding Hever Castle Kent appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | London Wedding Photographer | 07984 644704. Written by Jay Hoque.
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (2013)

    Jay Hoque
    25 Dec 2013 | 10:32 am
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Wow, it’s the end of 2013 already?! Whether you celebrate or not, we want to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy… Read More → The post Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (2013) appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | London Wedding Photographer | 07984 644704. Written by Jay Hoque.
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  • Announcing DMBLGiT July 2015 (and something new!)

    Neel
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:23 pm
    We re-launched DMBLGiT in February 2015… just about five months ago. Since then we’ve got a lot of support! Amazing energy from the food bloggers community… so much so that the hosting spots for the next 12 months were filled in matter of weeks. At LFP we are committed to bring DMBLGiT back to it full life and take it beyond and then some… At least twice a year, LFP will host DMBLGiT contest to put all our energy in this contest. This is one of those months. And this month, we are again trying something new. Here’s what that is… We are introducing…
  • DMBLGiT Feb 2015 Winners, Judges and Upcoming Contests

    Neel
    22 Mar 2015 | 2:49 am
    So here it is – a much awaited announcements for winners… and before we get there… let me share something. For all the past hosts who have supported DMBLGiT, thank you. Hosting this event in Feb month made us realize that this is no small feat. This needs good amount of effort from finding the judges to publishing the announcement of winners. There are a lot of things involved. With that said, I also would like to thank all the upcoming hosts. All hosting spots are full for the next one year! Can you imagine that? If we leave out March, which was too soon after we…
  • Relaunching DMBLGiT (and DMBLGiT Feb 2015)

    Neel
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    Finally! its here. DMBLGiT is relaunching this month. DMBLGiT – short for Does My Blog Look Good in This, is a community run food photography contest that was established in 2005 – 10 years ago. In 2014, LFP “acquired” this food photography contest from Andrew who was running this contest for several years. This is one of its kind contest that is hosted by different food bloggers every month and is judged by outstanding food photographers who love DMBLGiT. This February we are bringing DMBLGiT back to life. In February, LFP will be hosting the contest. Yes!
  • Ever Had Your Food Photo Stolen?

    Neel
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    In last few weeks, we’ve come across an astounding number of food photographers who have had their food photos stolen. Big magazines have done it. Big hotel chains are stealing food photos. Even famous chefs have used food photos without permission and not compensated food photographers. We at LFP HQ would like to help you share the stories with fellow food photographers. Here’s how to do it. Can you help us by doing two things? 1. Share the Experience On this page, in the comments below tell us: Have you or someone you know had this happen to you? Has your food photos been…
  • How to Win $325 Giveaway of Food Bloggers Bundle

    Neel
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    It’s Here. Our biggest giveaway so far. We are giving away $325 worth of giveaway. This includes food blogging pro program, Print Books on Food Photography, Food Styling and Writing, 8 eBooks on Food Photography and 10-Week Training on Food Photography. All this to one person who will enter the giveaway (and play the game smartly ) Here’s what’s included in more detail: What’s included: Let’s look at details of what’s included as part of this giveaway. Giveaway Item #1 – 6-month subscription to Food Blogger Pro What is Food Blogger Pro? Food Blogger…
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    Rick Ricozzi Photography Blog

  • NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer-A Design Called Waterline

    Rick Ricozzi
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    I recently had the pleasure of photographing another Wrightsville Beach home designed by Michael Ross Kersting of Kersting Architecture. Michael hired me to photograph the home, as he was submitting it for consideration for the George Matsumoto Prize. This is an award sponsored by North Carolina Modernist Houses. I am happy to say, and congratulations go out to Michael and his firm, that the home took First Place, Peoples Choice Award. For those who live on Wrightsville Beach or walk the Loop, you’ve passed this home from construction to finish. Its sleek and beautiful. I have included…
  • NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer-Family Style On Banks Channel

    Rick Ricozzi
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    For this months issue of  Salt Magazine,  I got to visit and photograph the Ward home, nestled on Harbor Island, overlooking Banks Channel. While there I was fortunate to meet the two ladies of the house, Alisa, and her engaging daughter, Lily.  The home is a wonderful, cheerfully decorated Wrightsville Beach house and you can tell that Lily and her brother Bennett, are the star inhabitants! Marisa, who besides being a full time Mom to children Bennett and Lily, ages 7 and 4 respectively, wife of  husband Chris, and manager of the home, also makes really cool jewelry. Busy woman. Her…
  • Visiting Walker World-NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer

    Rick Ricozzi
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:16 am
    When I was told that the home for my  April photo shoot assignment for SALT magazine was different than most, I had no idea what to expect. I had the opportunity to read the accompanying article by Joel Finsel, so I knew it was going to be a very unique home on the river. Well, unique is understating the magical quality of the home of Allen Walker, known far and wide to many, as Walker World. It sits on the Northeast Cape Fear River, far off the beaten path. Allen has built the home and surrounding structures from salvaged materials and objects. There is no method to his building plan,…
  • Harbor Island, Wrightsville Beach Makeover-NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer

    Rick Ricozzi
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:22 pm
    For this months issue of Salt Magazine, I photographed a home that was a total makeover and was designed by architect Michael Kersting. I have had the privilege of photographing Michaels work before and this home did not disappoint in any way. The home is located on Harbor Island in Wrightsville Beach and has incredible water views. The neat thing about this project is that the owners decided not to scrape the existing structure, but use as much of the original as possible.  They consulted with the Kersting firm on what was possible and transformed the home into what it is today. It is a…
  • Figure Eight Island Interior Makeover-NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer

    Rick Ricozzi
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:45 am
    I was recently hired to photograph a Figure Eight Island ocean front home that had been completely renovated. The interior designer for the project was Leslie Stachowicz of Peridot Interiors. Leslie’s specialty is residential interior design and she is quite talented. You may view her work by clicking on the above link to her web site. She is also a featured professional on Houzz. I have worked with Leslie before and it is always an enjoyable experience. Plus, it’s always a thrill to see someone who has the passion that Leslie has for her profession. Below are a few photos from…
 
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    Light Stalking

  • What is the Perfect Travel Lens?

    Jason Row
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:02 am
    So before we go to far, if you are expecting the answer to the question this article poses, there isn’t one. If there was, it would be a 14-600mm f2.8 pancake lens with optical stabilisation. Of course that is physically impossible today and probably for a long time ahead. The fact is travelling is hard work. Carrying lenses around all day is also hard work. The problem with travel photography is that for one shot we might need a super wide angle to get everything in but for the next shot we want to come in close on some details or shot a candid of a local. So assuming we are going off on…
  • How to Improve Your Photographs of Water Drops

    Sheen Watkins
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    From a small, transparent glossy circle to a looking glass that reflects surroundings, water drops fascinate photographers and viewers. We see them captured as stills, clear water, colored from the surroundings and reflective of what’s nearby. From macros to telephotos, standard post processing to creative editing, tiny water drops make powerful images. We’ll take a look at several water drop photos for inspiration. Tips for creating your own or taking advantage of nature’s creations are included. How to Create & Photograph Action Water Drops: It’s not expensive to…
  • How Photographers Are Being Overlooked and Undervalued

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The sad truth is that majority of the clients I’ve worked with and most of the people I know (both non-photographers and people who want to be photographers) don’t actually know what a photographer really is. Yes, they are all aware that this is the person who takes the photo, but that is the extent of their understanding. That being the case, this article has been written to showcase the life that we photographers have, and what  we actually do. First of all, let me make this clear: I don’t mean to offend anyone or sound like I’m just here to complain. I’m…
  • 7 Ways to Take Better Shots With Your Smartphone

    Jason Row
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Some of us love them, some of us hate them but the fact is mobile photography is here and it is here to stay. The vast majority of us carry a smartphone with us all of the time. That means we are all carrying a very useable, indeed very capable digital camera wherever we go. However, because the primary function of these devices is not photography, they need a different approach to setting up and taking pictures. Today we will explore some of the things to look out for. Camera Fast Access All smartphone use quite aggressive power saving modes. This means they will switch to standby mode after…
  • The Struggle for Photography Perfection – Is it Worth it?

    Jason D. Little
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    One of the foremost goals of a photographer of any skill level is to improve. That is admittedly an open-ended proclamation, as improvement can many so many different things to different people. Rather than focusing on any particular skill, however, I think it is worth considering for a moment a more generalized drive for perfection and how the incessant pursuit of such an ideal concept might actually impact one’s growth as a photographer. It’s safe to say that we’re accustomed to being inundated with messages about perfection — “practice makes perfect,” “always strive for…
 
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  • Free Hand-Painted Watercolor Textures: Oasis and Vineyard

    Nicole S. Young
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    With the release of my brand-new Watercolor II texture set, I am also giving away two FREE bonus watercolor textures as well! :) Each download comes with a high-resolution JPEG (8000px wide) and transparent PNG file (4000px wide). Click the link below to download your free textures: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD and VIEW MORE FREE PRODUCTS If you enjoy these textures, please take a look at my full Watercolor II texture set. This set includes 20 unique hand-painted textures, just like the ones you got for free above. Click the link below for more info: Watercolor II Texture Set — $25 — Click…
  • New Texture Set: Watercolor II

    Nicole S. Young
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Watercolor II Texture Set 20 High-Resolution Textures (JPEG & PNG) $25 $12.50 — CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE Save 50% with code WATERCOLOR Earlier this week I got into a messy, artsy mood and pulled out my watercolors to create some fun new textures for my store. There’s something about splotches, spills, messy colors, and organic elements of the paper that make these types of textures some of my favorites! All are hand-painted by yours truly and scanned in at a very high resolution. I am also offering a 50% coupon for the first week of its release! Use the discount code WATERCOLOR…
  • Three Days With a Sony Mirroless Camera

    Nicole S. Young
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:46 pm
    A few months back I was invited by Sony to attend an influencer event in San Diego, where I had an opportunity to use some of their mirrorless cameras and lenses. I have been using Canon for years, and the increasing weight of my camera gear makes me want to eventually switch over to mirrorless, so it was great to get some hands-on time with the Alpha system. Here is the gear that I used during the event: Sony a7R Sony a7II Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 Canon f2.8L 100mm Macro (with adapter) What I like: First of all, there is no denying that the camera…
  • New Partner Announcement: Adobe

    Nicole S. Young
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    I have been using Adobe products for about as long as I can remember being a photographer. As a teenager, I got my first taste of Photoshop while working at a photographer’s studio, where I scanned negatives and made minor touch-ups to the portraits. Then, almost a decade later, I was photographing with a digital camera and using the early version of Lightroom. Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom have been the cornerstone processing tools that I use daily with my photographs. Mobility with my photography is also becoming more and more important, from WiFi connected cameras to software…
  • Food Photography: Back, Side, and Front Light

    Nicole S. Young
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:02 am
    The direction of your light is incredibly important when photographing food. Certain angles of light will help shape the scene and can also be the difference between a successful image, and one that is just “meh”. In this article I will be sharing examples of three different types of light: back light, front light, and side light. Back Light Placing the light behind your subject is a common setup, and one I have used quite a bit. It is good to highlight and rim the food, and works well for images with leafy herb garnishes (such as mint or basil) as the light can shine through and…
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  • Video | MacDill Air Force Base wedding | Tampa wedding photographers

    EPS
    8 Jul 2015 | 6:30 pm
    This is a video of a recent MacDill Air Force Base wedding contains some of our favorite moments from this special day for Maria and Ron. They got married at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida and the entire day and evening was full of beautiful moments and a lot of fun. The post Video | MacDill Air Force Base wedding | Tampa wedding photographers appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
  • Tampa family photographer| Family session in park|

    EPS
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:42 am
    The post Tampa family photographer| Family session in park| appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
  • Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay wedding | Tampa wedding photographers

    EPS
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:27 am
    We recently had the honor of photographing Missy and Johns beautiful wedding at Armani’s in Tampa. Armani’s is a very well-known restaurant located on the top floor of the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay hotel. Armani’s offers incredibly delicious food [you must try their Antipasto Misto bar which has an mouthwatering selection of imported cheeses and cured meats] and it also offers some of the best waterfront views and sunsets in all of Tampa Bay. A Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay wedding is going to be beautiful. The hotel boasts so many great locations for beautiful photos and the staff is incredibly…
  • Downtown Tampa engagement session | Tampa wedding photographers

    EPS
    11 Jun 2015 | 5:19 pm
    This is a great Downtown Tampa engagement session we photographed recently. We had so much fun at several different locations throughout the downtown Tampa area.   This couple has an amazing personality and are constantly smiling [which makes our jobs easy]!  They were up for any ideas we came up with and the entire session was so much fun. We started off near the Tampa Museum of Art where we photographed the above image.  We headed over to Curtis Hixon Park where we did some fun pictures on the lawn and then the couple quickly changed into Miami Dolphins jerseys [they are huge fans] and…
  • Tampa maternity photographer| Beach maternity photographer| Clearwater Sunset maternity

    EPS
    10 Jun 2015 | 1:51 pm
    The post Tampa maternity photographer| Beach maternity photographer| Clearwater Sunset maternity appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
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    Photography Concentrate

  • 5 Essential Lightroom Smart Collections

    Rob Lim
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Smart collections are an incredibly powerful feature of Lightroom that will help you automatically organize your photos. They are quick and easy to set up and will save you tons of time. In this post I’ll cover 5 essential smart collections that you should set up today! So first off, what exactly are smart collections? With Lightroom a smart collection will allow you to automatically organize photos based on rules that you set up. For example, you can set up a simple smart collection that has the rule Rating is 5 Stars. This will create a collection that automatically searches…
  • We Have A Winner For Our $500 B&H Giftcard Giveaway…

    Lauren Lim
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:16 am
    We just wrapped up the awesome $500 B&H Giftcard giveaway, and the winner is… Cheryle! A big congrats to you!! Hope you get yourself something super fun for your photography! Thank you so much to everyone who entered, and an extra thank you to everyone who checked out our new tutorial, Fantastic Fundamental Light Skills! The feedback has been wonderful, and we’re so glad we’ve been able to help so many get a handle on the magic of light! Have a wonderful day, friends! The post We Have A Winner For Our $500 B&H Giftcard Giveaway… appeared first on Photography…
  • The First Accessory I Buy For Every Camera

    Rob Lim
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:51 am
    Screen protectors used to suck. Now they’re awesome! Check out this video to find out why it’s the first accessory I buy for every camera. Using a screen protector is a great idea: it protects your camera’s screen from the small scratches that accumulate from general wear and tear. Even with a screen protector you’ll still get those little scratches, but you can always change the screen protector every few years. Screen protectors also act as cheap insurance for more serious scuffs and big scratches. I have somehow managed to gouge/mar the screen of almost every…
  • Max Learns Photography!

    Rob Lim
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Photography is a huge part of our lives. It’s both our passion and our profession, and so naturally we’ve been itching to share it with our son, Max. He’s had toy cameras since before he was born, but now that he’s 2.5, and able to understand more, we’ve decided to start to actively teach him photography! Max Learns Photography is a new series that we’ll be covering on this blog, and one that we’re SUPER excited about. We’ll be sharing our experiences as we teach Max to become a “tographer” (as he calls it). So take a gander at the…
  • The Simple Trick To Finding The Best Light

    Rob Lim
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:08 am
    There is an easy way to find the best light in any situation: The Hand Trick. Check out this quick video to see exactly how it works! Great light can be subtle. Small changes of angle or position can often have a dramatic effect. So when you’re out shooting, finding the best light for portrait photography can sometimes be difficult! Luckily there’s a super simple little trick that will help analyze the light around you, and figure out the best place to face your subject. Here’s how to do it: Hold your hand out in front of you, and observe the light on your hand. With your…
 
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    Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA)

  • (PHOTO)graphy by Sheung Yiu

    IPA
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:10 pm
    (PHOTO)graphy re-examines photography as an expressive medium and photographs as surrealistic objects. Related Posts:The Past is the Present: A Workshop with Pablo BartholomewMaleonn: The Boy with the Magic BrushSebastião Salgado : The Power and Privilege of PhotographySpotlight & Interview: Sarah Choo, SingaporeFlux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary…(Visited 366 times, 366 visits today)
  • Pananampalataya – Faith in Filipino Photography

    IPA
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Asian Eye Gallery explores 'Faith' in Philippines Documentary Photography with an exhibition at the inaugural PhotoBangkok Festival.Related Posts:P+ : IPA Filipino Photographers ShowcaseA Look Back at FotoSemana Manila 2015Spotlight: LARAWAN: Portraits Of Filipinos, by Lenny LimjocoIPA PHOTO CAMP MANILA, Philippines | 16th – 19th August…IPA Southeast Asia Showcase at Xishuangbanna Foto Festival,…(Visited 306 times, 307 visits today)
  • The Architecture of Insurgency, by Johnny Gin

    IPA
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Set against a backdrop of Government buildings and monolithic office towers, this somewhat “nostalgic” mode of resistance encircled a singular “privatized public” space.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Project 37, by Chow Chee YongPhoto Essay: Showdown in Hong Kong, by Lam Yik FeiManit Sriwanichpoom: Every Tuesday For A Year at the Gates…Hong Kong Flora – Michael Wolf on Hong Kong vernacular…Photo Essay: Belonging, by Munem Wasif(Visited 233 times, 233 visits today)
  • Dayanita Singh “Dear Aspiring Photographers”

    IPA
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Dayanita Singh, India's dame of photography and bookmaking, has been rather active lately on her Facebook Page sharing her advice and opinions for aspiring photographers.Related Posts:“Making images is maybe 10 percent of my work.”…#PhotoSutra: 15 Things to Find in 2015Steidl: Disrespect your own Photographs & Fuck the…Pitching Photo Stories: Notes from the Twentyfifteen.sg +50…20 Most Influential Asian Photographers(Visited 599 times, 168 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Suicide Spiral, by Takahiro Yamashita

    IPA
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Vidarbha district has been called the 'Cotton Belt' but it is now known as 'Suicide Belt' for its large number of farmer suicides (over 1000 suicides a year) especially by men, the heads of families.Related Posts:Curatorial Note: We Are Farmers Exhibition, by Ore HuiyingPhoto Essay: Lost Childhood, by Sucheta DasPhoto Essay: Blizzard Day/Calm Sea, by Takahiro YamashitaPhoto Essay: Bedok Reservoir, by Kevin WY LeeGetting Personal – 8 Photo Essays on Family in Asia(Visited 388 times, 73 visits today)
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    Brent Pennington: Photographer

  • July First Friday performance

    Brent Pennington
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Scranton kicked off July with it’s monthly First Friday arts celebration, downtown businesses opening their doors to host local artists and art-admirers through the evening.  This month’s timing blended the annual Independence Day festivities into the mix, which made for a fantastic event. I spent the first hour or so at The Leonard, where the […]
  • Arts on Fire 2015

    Brent Pennington
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Another of my favorite weekends of the summer has come and gone, that trademark of June where the Historic Scranton Iron Furnaces are once more shimmering in the heat of molten metal.  It’s Arts on Fire, a celebration of Scranton’s heritage and vibrant local arts culture. The highlight of the event is always the live […]
  • Dirty Girl Mud Run 2015

    Brent Pennington
    17 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Looking back a month or so, to when the leaves were just starting to come out, and Mandy and Amanda made their annual trek through the Dirty Girl Mud Run. For those who may not be familiar, the DGMR is a 5k race that supports cancer research.  Unlike most 5ks, however, this one is for […]
  • First Friday Scranton – June

    Brent Pennington
    13 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Last week was the June First Friday here in downtown Scranton, and Mandy and I went down for a bit of a date night.  Burgers, stops in a couple of venues, and then Mandy joined the Vintage Theater Ensemble for play the role of a living mannequin in the window of the vintage pop-up shop […]
  • Portraits of Love

    Brent Pennington
    14 Feb 2015 | 5:15 am
    The absolute best reason to make a portrait is out of love.  Whether it’s the love one person has for another, or the passion someone has for a cause, or the sheer love of creating great images for a team. The photos here feature my beautiful fiancee Mandy and they are portraits of love.  But […]
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    A Life Well-Lived

  • Weekly Post: CHINA Travels Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Traveling in CHINA Since 1985 by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. Earthwatch was one organization that allowed foreigners to visit China without going through too much red-tape. These photographs are a first glimpse into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. Friday, July 31,…
  • Weekly Post: SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Friday, July 31, 2015SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #75SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient…
  • Weekly Post: SUZHOU, 1985-to the present by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    30 Jul 2015 | 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, July 30, 2015Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present,…
  • Weekly Post: SILK ROAD - Embroideries of Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    30 Jul 2015 | 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, July 30, 2015Silk Road - Embroideries #132SILK ROAD #132:   In this perfectly lit, nearly-macro detail you can see the differing “weight” of the stitches. The detail is close enough that it records the fine mesh holes of the background…
  • Weekly Post: TATSHESHINI: Saving a River Wild

    LittleBearProd
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    TATSHENSHINI:  Saving a River Wild by Robert Glenn KetchumIn 1990, I was invited on a 10-day float down the Tatshenshini, a huge river system flowing from Western Canada to the Pacific Ocean that literally divides two of North America's largest national parks, Canada's Kluane National Park and Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. A gold mine was being proposed mid-river. I broke the story in LIFE magazine. There were many other articles and a book. The mine was never developed and the river is now a wilderness corridor. This is a conservation SUCCESS story!Wednesday, July 29,…
 
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    photographycourse.net

  • Six essential tips to focus your night time shots

    rajibmukherjee
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:06 pm
    Modern digital cameras with their lightning quick phase detection and contrast detection auto-focusing mechanisms are really good when it comes to locking focus during the day time. At night time though it is a completely different story. More often than not your camera will hunt for focus, struggling to find something with contrast to lock […] The post Six essential tips to focus your night time shots appeared first on .
  • Getting started in photography – 5 things to consider

    rajibmukherjee
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Make no mistake about it, photography, digital or otherwise, can be a very time consuming and resource hogging venture. Not many are cut out for this, let alone try this as a serious career option. The problem is, these days, most people have a camera. If they don’t have one, they feel their smartphone can […] The post Getting started in photography – 5 things to consider appeared first on .
  • What on earth are AF areas modes?

    rajibmukherjee
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    Let me start by making a clarification. This isn’t a discussion about auto-focusing modes or auto-focusing in general. Though, at certain stages of this discussion I will make some impromptu references to the whole business of auto-focusing too. Still, my topic of discussion is and will remain about AF area modes and the veracity of […] The post What on earth are AF areas modes? appeared first on .
  • Focal length and Perspective

    rajibmukherjee
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:53 am
    In this article we shall look at two terms – perspective and focal length and find out how they are related to each other (if at all). We shall also look at the effect that changing the focal length has on certain photographic situations. We shall also look at how you can make creative use […] The post Focal length and Perspective appeared first on .
  • The Benefits of Shooting with Film

    rajibmukherjee
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:04 am
    The title of this article may sound a bit retro.  Let me clear the air confusion around it lest you might think that I am getting into yet another clichéd comparison between film and digital photography. I am not and the reason is both have their advantages and disadvantages, much like any other comparable technologies […] The post The Benefits of Shooting with Film appeared first on .
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    The Art of Photography

  • Leica Store Visit

    1 Aug 2015 | 7:33 pm
    I figured I'd go to the Leica Store for a visit during my last day in Los Angeles. Its been an amazing trip - I got to interview 2 fabulous photographers, I saw 2 incredible museum exhibitions, went to Vidcon, spoke at General Assembly and did a meet up on the Santa Monica Pier. Only thing left on my list is the Leica store! I've got some more surprises this week so make sure to check back! Ted Forbes The Art of Photography 3100 Main St #135 Dallas, Texas 75226
  • Let There Be Rock :: The Mick Rock Interview

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Mick Rock is a legendary music photographer often dubbed "The man who shot the seventies". He's worked extensively with Syd Barrett, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Peter Gabriel and Andy Warhol. I had the chance to site down with Mick at the Sunset Marquis in Hollywood to discuss his career. Thanks for watching - if you like this video, remember to share it with your friends! Ted Forbes The Art of Photography 3100 Main St #135 Dallas, Texas 75226
  • LA Story

    24 Jul 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Some quick updates from Los Angeles and my Gary Oldman story. The exhibition at the Getty is highly recommended. I'll talk about it on its own episode next week, but for now if you want to check it out - http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/process/ Thanks for watching - if you like this video, remember to share it with your friends! Ted Forbes The Art of Photography 3100 Main St #135 Dallas, Texas 75226
  • A Few Surprises

    21 Jul 2015 | 7:33 pm
    This week we've got some new stuff coming up for the show. I'll be doing an interview with Mick Rock who has a TV show on Ovation TV beginning in August called On The Record with Mick Rock. Mick Rock's website: http://www.mickrock.com/ On The Record With Mick Rock TV Show: http://www.adweek.com/news/television/mick-rock-and-isabella-rossellini-headline-ovations-new-slate-shows-164254 And later this week I'll be taking a photography lesson from John Free! If you haven't seen his work, be sure to check him out. He's a great guy and a fabulous photographer. John Free Website:…
  • Making Videos

    20 Jul 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Today's question is about video for photographers. While the easy answer seems obvious - there's a different mindset to doing video and that's what we're going to discuss. Whether filming or editing it all comes down to your ability to tell a story and I'll give you a few tips on how to best get started making films. SPONSOR: This video is sponsored by Videoblocks and Audioblocks. For a free 7 day, unlimited trial please visit: http://vblocks.co/x/ArtOfPhotography072015
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    Photography Business Insights & Tips

  • 7 Essential Marketing Tips from Rich Clarkson, Alison Zavos, Ben Lowy & More

    Deborah Block
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:34 am
    What’s the best way to get the word out about your photography and attract your ideal client? In our guide, The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, get advice from Rich Clarkson, Hamidah Glasgow, Emiliano Granado, Alison Zavos, Ben Lowy, and John Keatley on how to market you business better once and for all. 1. Rich Clarkson, NCAA Sports Photographer  Photo by Rich Clarkson “There were times in the past when, to market your photos, you needed an agency or someone to do it for you. But today, you don’t need that nearly as much. Instead, you need to…
  • Are Personal Projects Worth It? Why David Burnett, Ami Vitale & David duChemin Say Yes

    Deborah Block
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:17 am
    How important are personal photography projects to distinguishing your voice? And will a project on the side help catch the eye of your dream client? In our guide, The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, we got advice from David Burnett, Ami Vitale, David duChemin, Dixie Dixon, Scott Strazzante, Dianne Debicella, and Jonathan Gayman who share why personal projects really matter. 1. David Burnett, Photojournalist  Photo by David Burnett “As an emerging photojournalist in the early 70s, my focus was on trying to create stories for magazines to the exclusion of…
  • Getting Hired: 10 Tips from National Geographic, The Cut, Sports Illustrated & More

    Deborah Block
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:36 am
    What are photo editors really looking for from professional photographers? And how can you make connections with potential clients and land gigs? In The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, get advice from Brad Smith, Elizabeth Krist, Emily Shornick, Brinson Banks, James Bellorini, Alexandre Buisse, Kate Osba, Lindsay Adler, Elizabeth Weinberg, and Jodi Cobb who share their best tips to getting hired. 1. Brad Smith, Director of Photography, Sports Illustrated  “I am exceptionally interested in a photographer with original story ideas. That’s one thing you…
  • Taylor Swift Makes Photo Contract Concessions | I Love Photography | Ep. 58

    Allen Murabayashi
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Taylor Swift makes photo contract concessions, Joni Sternbach creates beautiful tin types of surfers on the beach, and old photos of Penn Station will break your heart. We cover it all in this week’s I Love Photography podcast. Download the podcast Our weekly look at all things photographic with Fernando Gomes and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 0:44 Taylor Swift makes concessions on photography contract 2:20 Sylvie Robert’s Tippi: My Book of Africa 5:39 Joni Sternbach’s Surf Site…
  • Growing Your Photo Business: 10 Tips From Joe McNally, Jeremy Cowart, Peter Yang & More

    Deborah Block
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    What’s the secret to breaking into the photo industry, developing your style, and making great connections? In our guide, The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, we compiled advice from 10 photographers succeeding in their fields, including Ryan Pfluger, Gregory Heisler, Jasmine DeFoore, Joe McNally, Jeremy Cowart, Art Wolfe, Christian Oth, Peter Yang, Winnie Au and Jade Beall. 1. Ryan Pfluger, Editorial & Celebrity Photographer Photo by Ryan Pfluger “I think the key to being successful is not losing yourself at the cost of trying to be proactive. Staying…
 
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  • Burano puppets

    djn1@chromasia.com
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:43 am
    If you've taken a look at the original you will have noticed that this isn't a straight shot. The reason for this is that the original scene was a shop in Burano (Venice), with two interesting windows either side of a rather boring door. The straight shot didn't work - the door really wasn't all that interesting - but I really liked the way the puppets in both windows appeared to be looking at one another. So, long story short, I combined two shots, one of the window on the left, the other of the window on the right.
  • Untitled #179

    djn1@chromasia.com
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    Libby and I took the kids over to Preston yesterday afternoon, to visit our good friend Neil Simpson and his wonderful family. While we were there I took quite a few shots of the kids in the park, but I think my favourite from the trip is this one: a shot of Rhowan taken in Neil's back garden. capturedcameralensapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 6.30pm on 4/7/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 56mm f/1.2 R f/1.6 1/1250 aperture priority +1 evaluative 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC none no
  • Untitled #178

    djn1@chromasia.com
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:08 am
    Libby and I took the kids down to the beach yesterday evening - it was the hottest day of the year so far - and while I didn't get any great shots of them, I did find this jellyfish. I suspect it was dead, but the tide was coming in and would have covered it about ten minutes later, so I'd like to think it survived. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 7.21pm on 30/6/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR 55mm f/5.6 1/680 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 no RAW Camera…
  • Masirah Island 2015 #13

    djn1@chromasia.com
    28 Jun 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Here's another shot from my trip to Masirah Island (Oman). It's not quite as striking as some of the other shots of these fishing boats, but it does capture something of the peace and tranquility of the trip. I wish I was there now :) capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 7.42am on 16/3/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR 37mm f/8 1/300 aperture priority +0.3 average 200 yes RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none 16x9
  • Dawn's first light, Dubai

    djn1@chromasia.com
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:48 am
    I was trawling through some of my processed images today and came across this one, shot in Dubai in 2014. I have no idea why I didn't post it at the time, so thought I'd share it now. As always, let me know what you think. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped?LatitudeLongitude 7.16am on 8/3/14 Sony SLT-A99 Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss T* 24mm f/2.8 1/8 aperture priority +0.3 evaluative 100 no RAW Camera Raw CS6 none 2x1 N25°13.378' E55°15.131'
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    The New Camera

  • Canon 1DX Mark II and Canon 5DX to Feature Digic 7 Image Processor

    admin
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:27 pm
    We are not confirmed but thanks to Anonymous Remailer (austria) for informing us, According to a forum post published in dpreview forum the upcoming Canon 5DX and Canon 1DX Mark II camera will feature new DIGIC 7 image processor. Take a look at the glimpse of forum post below The Digic 7 is going to be Continue reading Canon 1DX Mark II and Canon 5DX to Feature Digic 7 Image ProcessorRelated Posts:Canon 5DX Coming with 28MP FF Sensor [Rumor]Canon 1DX Mk II to feature 24 MP FF Sensor and Canon 6D MarkCanon 5D Mark IV – Testing Started WorldwideCanon 1DX Mark II Coming Before Canon 5D…
  • Canon 1DX Price Drop Alert

    admin
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:32 pm
    Get this Canon 1DX ,normally $5299.00, on sale at $4599.00 for a total savings of $700.00 and Shipping is free!. Price Drop Alert! The Canon EOS 1DX DSLR Camera is now $4,599.00 at Adorama  | B&H  |  Amazon Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera, 18.1 Megapixel, 3.2″ LCD Screen $4,599.00 after $700.00 Instant Rebate (Reg. $5,299.00) with Continue reading Canon 1DX Price Drop AlertRelated Posts:SUPER HOT DEAL: Canon EOS-7D for $999 at AdoramaCamera Deals – NEX-6 and T3 Deal at B&H, SL1…Hot Deals- Save up to $500 on Canon 5D Mark III and Canon…Canon…
  • Panasonic GX8 First HIGH ISO Test

    admin
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:16 am
    Panasonic GX8 first High ISO Test surfaced over the web, we are now going to see the first impressions of the newly developed 20.3 MP Digital Live MOS Sensor, does it make any major difference or not ? let’s see the result. Image captured at Base ISO (100), Panasonic GX8 (left) vs. Panasonic GX7 Continue reading Panasonic GX8 First HIGH ISO TestRelated Posts:Panasonic GX7 vs Fujifilm X-E1Panasonic GH 4K Major Specification LeakedPanasonic GM1 Specification LeakedPanasonic GX7 Vs Olympus E-M5 High ISO TestPanasonic GX8 vs. Panasonic GH4
  • Sony A3000 Mirrorless Available at $245 [Stock Clearance Sale]

    admin
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Sony A3000 camera is now available at $245 (Compared to $398) only for a limited period of time of till the stock last, take a look at the major specification below. Sony A3000 Major Specification 20.1MP APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor BIONZ Image Processor Tru-Finder 0.5″ QVGA EVF 3.0″ 230.4k-Dot LCD Monitor Full HD 1920 x 1080 Video at 60i Continue reading Sony A3000 Mirrorless Available at $245 [Stock Clearance Sale]Related Posts:Sony A3500 vs Sony A3000 – Specification ComparisonSony A3000 Recommended LensesSony A3000 vs Nikon D3200Sony A3000 vs Canon SL1 / 100DNikon…
  • Sony A7R II First HIGH ISO Test

    admin
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:01 am
    Sony A7R II first High ISO test surfaced over the web, the image is uploaded by photographers Jon Roberts of UK. The Sony A7R II 42 Megapixel resolution is sure showing a big advantage in the comparison, more resolution dragging out excellent details in the image. Click on the image to enlarge and see the detailed Continue reading Sony A7R II First HIGH ISO TestRelated Posts:Sony RX100 M2 vs Canon G1X – High ISO TestSony A77 II High ISO TEST – Red Tint ProblemHigh ISO TEST – Sony A77 II vs Canon 70D vs Nikon…Sony A7s More HIGH ISO Test ImagesSony A7s vs Nikon DF…
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    PHOTO CONTEST INFORMATION

  • Fading Photography Competition 2015

    admin
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:57 pm
    People and other living creatures have an organic life cycle, and parts of our physical environment also have their cyclic coming into being and decay. The phases that constitute these cycles are unique and characteristic in their development and visual appearance. People, animals, plants, objects and scenes mature and grow old in very different manners. Quite often the penultimate stage of physical existence is characterized by gradual fading, marked by various signs of the approaching end. The photographic interpretations of fading away may range from cold, observing documentation to…
  • Want Readers Feedback…

    admin
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:49 pm
    We are putting a lot of effort to bring all the latest contest in-front of you for free of Cost. Tell us what do you think… we want your feedback Dear Sir: I would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to PhotoContestInformation.com for allowing us (photographer/artist etc.) have the opportunity for participation and exposure on photo contest/award from all over the world. Previously, I had a very hard time to keep track on photo contest due to lack of time and ‘naive’. As I had only few hours per week to enjoy my passionate hobby. Good job and well done, Sir! Thank…
  • Participate in the Photography Masters Competition

    admin
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Photography Masters competition is now calling for entries, it’s your time to show the world. Eligibility: open only to all subscribers of Photography Masters Conference. Entry fee: Free Categories: Portrait  Wedding Commercial (including advertising, architecture, industrial, fashion) Illustrative/Digital art Reportage / Photojournalistic Landscape Prizes: Olympus E-M5 MARK II KIT con obiettivo professionale Zuiko 12-40mm and Nik Software complete collection The photographers will be selected on the quality of their artistic practice and on the relevance of their work. Each…
  • The CGAP Photography Competition 2015

    abhishek
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:28 pm
    Over the past decade, the annual CGAP Photo Contest has documented the remarkable ways that access to formal financial services can improve poor people’s day-to-day activities. During this time much has changed. New innovations, such as digital financial services, offer great promise for better serving poor customers. Now in its 10th year, the annual CGAP Photo Contest aims to demonstrate the ways financial inclusion can help poor people transition out of poverty and lead more financially secure lives. Eligibility: Open to all photographers, worldwide. Entry Fee: Free Prizes:  Grand Prize…
  • Flash Music Call for Entries 2015

    abhishek
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:27 pm
      “Flash Music” is a salon organized by APB Yanka Kyurkchieva. Its unique topic added a plenty of colors to the Bulgarian and world photo life. Enter your photos impressions from musical theme and from street and people, but not only – this year in the salon there is also the Open section 1. Section – Theme – single 2. Section – Theme – series In series allowed up to 5 pictures. Thematic round for first and second sections: Music performances of classic, jazz, folklore, popular music etc.; Stage music performances of opera, operetta, ballet, folklore and…
 
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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • Martine Franck : la photo immortelle

    Celine Manceron
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Pour la citation du jour, je vous propose de découvrir celle de Martine Franck, et par la même occasion, de découvrir un peu plus qui elle est et son travail. Martine Franck était une photographe belge, connue pour plusieurs raisons : son travail photographique, notamment dans le monde du théâtre le fait qu’elle ait été l’épouse d’Henri Cartier Bresson (dont on parlera bientôt) et pour toutes les actions qu’elle a pu mener autour de la culture. Elle était notamment membre de l’agence Magnum, engagée dans les causes humanitaires, comme avec les…
  • Edouard Boubat : l’art de s’effacer

    Celine Manceron
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    Avec la fin du projet 1 vidéo par jour, vous avez été nombreux à être triste… Vous aviez peur que Photopassion ne parte en vacances, et qu’aucun article ne soit publié avant la rentrée ! Et bien, non ! On vous avait promis des surprises en Août également ! Pendant que certains restent à bronzer sur la plage, que les autres, rangent leurs bouquins d’école, et que les derniers travaillent durent pour ramener quelques euros (et partir en Septembre), je vous propose pendant tout le mois d’Aout, de lire et de relire, les différentes citations tournant autour de…
  • Photopassion fait peau neuve

    Celine Manceron
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:55 am
    Pour ce 1er Août, on vous réservait bien une petite surprise ! Avec la fusion d’Autour de la Vidéo et de Photopassion (qui s’est déroulé début Juillet), nous avons également choisi de changer d’identité visuelle et de faire peau neuve ! Nous avions envie de mettre en avant que nous étions 2 sur Photopassion ! De mettre en avant notre personnalité et ce que l’on fait ! Du coup, voici le nouvel avatar de Photopassion ! A partir d’aujourd’hui, quand un article est rédigé par moi même (Céline), c’est ma petite image qui apparaitra ! Et quand…
  • Grosse surprise pour la dernière vidéo

    Celine Manceron
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Vous avez été très nombreux à suivre notre défi une vidéo par jour ! Et nous vous en remercions ! Ce projet a été très riche pour nous, que ce soit en terme de contenu, d’interactions, d’échanges ! Et on vous réserve une grosse surprise. Pendant ces 31 jours, nous avons eu l’occasion d’aborder plusieurs sujets, et thématiques. De nombreux sujets ont porté sur l’utilisation de Lightroom, mais aussi sur l’utilisation de logiciels de montage comme Final Cut Pro X. Nous avons également parlé de techniques de prise de vue et de réalisation, et de…
  • Facebook cache nos posts ! Comment y remédier

    Guillaume Manceron
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:29 am
    Vous n’avez pas remarqué ? Facebook nous cache des choses ! Et oui, bien que vous soyez très nombreux à être abonnés à notre page Facebook, vous ne recevez pas tous nos publications ! Pourtant, on en met de l’information liée à la photo / vidéo sur la page ! Vous pouvez retrouver : de l’actualité (issue de Photopassion, ou d’autres sites) des tests des bons plans (promotion, tee shirt, goodies…) des fous rires (comme la vidéo de la photographe de mariage qui tombe dans l’eau)… Et on peut interagir ensemble ! D’ailleurs, à la…
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    Florida Wedding Photographer

  • Historic Romance in Downtown Fort Myers

    Linsey Kelsey
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Location: The Langford Kingston Home http://www.thelangfordkingstonhome.com/ Hair and Make-up: Michelle Young-Holth with Our Image Shines http://www.ourimageshines.com/ Dresses: Laura Jacobs Bridal http://www.laurajacobsbridal.com/ Tuxedos: Black Tie Tuxedos http://www.blacktietuxedosfl.com/ Models: Envy Models & Talent http://www.envymodelsandtalent.com/ The post Historic Romance in Downtown Fort Myers appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Boho Beach Wedding at Waterside Inn

    admin
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Waterside Inn on the Beach Beach Wedding at Waterside Inn Wedding at Waterside Inn   Beach Wedding at Waterside Inn The post Boho Beach Wedding at Waterside Inn appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Sanibel Island Historic Inn Ceremony

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Sanibel Wedding Photographer sanibel wedding venues The post Sanibel Island Historic Inn Ceremony appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Wedding by the Sea

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Sanibel Wedding Wedding Photographers on Sanibel The post Wedding by the Sea appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Sanibel Island Wedding

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:07 pm
    The post Sanibel Island Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
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    The Creative's Corner

  • Jeff’s Arizona Adventures – Butterfly Wonderland

    admin
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:43 pm
    (Click on an image to enlarge) Arizona is a nature photographer’s dream. We have mountains (regular and volcanic), deserts (regular and painted), forests (regular and petrified), canyons (that big one in northern Arizona) and much more. But every so often you want more, you want something different, and that’s where man-made environments come in. These artificial environments give you a chance to photograph plants, flowers and animals that you wouldn’t find when you trek around Arizona. You have your choice of zoos, wildlife parks, aquariums, aviaries and my favorite,…
  • July Computer Wallpaper Is Ready

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Hi All, This month is an image of a honeybee getting ready to snack on a Prickly Poppy. Head on over and get your copy at www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff
  • Lightning Photos

    admin
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Hi All, I just returned from photographing an extremely active lightning storm in Cottonwood, Arizona. It’s great to have the Monsoon season back. Have Fun, Jeff Click an image to make it larger.
  • Has Someone Stolen Your Photograph?

    admin
    9 Jun 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Has someone stolen your photograph? Then let the ASMP know. The copyright office and congress are going to make changes to copyright law for the first time in 40 years, and the ASMP wants to be sure it favors photographers. Have Fun, Jeff http://asmp.org/copyrightreform#.VW_m1kZpGAr
  • New Ebook – How To Find Models Anywhere

    admin
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Do you think you can’t find models to photograph because: You live in a small town You’re an amateur photographer instead of a pro You can’t afford to pay a model any money Well, think again. None of these excuses is true. You can find people to model for you no matter where you live, what your skill level or your budget. How To Find Models, Anywhere is exactly what you’re looking for. In this book you will find 10 areas where you can look for models, which will give you a wide variety of models to select from for your projects. Once you find a potential model, you…
 
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • When Does a Photograph Need a Focal Point?

    Michael Frye
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Sunbeams in a redwood forest, northern California coast, USA When doing critiques I often encounter otherwise-wonderful images, with simple, strong compositions, great light, and nice color, but lacking an essential ingredient: a focal point. Viewers need something to latch onto, and if they don’t find it right away they feel lost. You have to take them by the hand and say, “Here, look at this.” The photograph above has an obvious focal point — the sun. From there your eyes can travel along the radiating light beams out to the rest of the frame. Of course a photograph can…
  • Mirrors and Ripples

    Michael Frye
    26 Jul 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Clouds and Mammoth Peak reflected in an alpine tarn, Yosemite (1/90th of a second) I love mirror reflections. The symmetry they create, with the bottom of the photograph mimicking the top, almost automatically adds repetition and creates patterns, helping to unify the image and give it rhythm. The photograph above is a good example. I made this about two weeks ago near Tioga Pass, with some fantastic clouds passing by late in the afternoon. It’s not a perfect mirror, as the water is slightly rippled, but it’s close enough. The clouds and their reflections form a big X through the…
  • Back From the High Country

    Michael Frye
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Sunset clouds reflected in an alpine tarn, Saturday evening. This was a spectacular sunset that seemed to last forever. Believe it or not I actually toned down the pink color – it was pretty intense. My Hidden Yosemite workshop with The Ansel Adams Gallery ended Sunday evening, and since then I’ve been catching up on work – and sleep! The days are long this time of year, which meant early starts and late evenings during the workshop, but it was all worth it, and we had a wonderful time. We saw lots of clouds, both before, during, and after the workshop, which made the photography…
  • High Mountain Sanctuary

    Michael Frye
    12 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Sunset at Tenaya Lake, Yosemite NP, CA, USA On Wednesday I’ll be starting my 10th Hidden Yosemite workshop. I always enjoy this class because we can do some hiking, get away from the crowds, and go to some of my favorite locations in the high country. It’s such a pleasure to feel the crisp, cool air, and see the intense light. And, of course, the area is wonderfully photogenic. Here’s a collection of some of my favorite photographs from the high mountains in and near Yosemite. If you’ve been to this area before, I hope these images bring back some good memories. If you…
  • Cloud Patterns

    Michael Frye
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Half Dome from Glacier Point, late afternoon, Yosemite; for a brief moment the clouds formed a zigzag pattern above Half Dome. Last week I mentioned that the weather forecast called for monsoonal moisture to move up into the Sierra Nevada from the south, with possible showers and thunderstorms. And sure enough, things unfolded pretty much as predicted. Rain was very localized; we got sprinkled on a couple of times at our house in Mariposa, but other nearby areas got dumped on when they received a direct hit from a thunderstorm. Wednesday night brought thunder to the foothills near our house…
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    Photography Bay

  • Canon 5D X with Quad Core DIGIC 7 Processor Rumors

    Eric Reagan
    2 Aug 2015 | 2:09 pm
    New rumors about the upcoming Canon 5D X have surfaced over at the DP Review forums. The rumors claim that the Canon 5D X will feature a single DIGIC 7 quad core processor, while the upcoming 1D X Mark II will have two DIGIC 7 processors and one DIGIC 6 processor (perhaps the DIGIC 6 processor will be used for AF processing?). According to forum poster MichaelVadon: The Digic 7 is going to be a quad core cpu which will allow 4x the processing power for high MP, high frame rate bodies. The 5DX will contain one Digic 7 and the 1DX Mark II will contain 2 Digic 7s and 1 Digic 6. The Digic 6 will…
  • Canon 1D X Gets a $700 Price Drop

    Eric Reagan
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:40 am
    The Canon 1D X just got a $700 price drop and is now available for $4,599 including current rebates. (It was $5,299 yesterday with $700 instant rebates.) The 1D X saw an $800 price drop in February 2015, which dropped it from $6,799 to $5,999. That’s a total of $1,500 price drop this year and, including the current instant rebate, drops it $2,200 from its original retail price. So, yeah, something is probably coming as a replacement soon… Check it out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • Reader Photos Roundup: August 2, 2015

    Eric Reagan
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:24 pm
    It’s time for our weekly break from the gear for a few minutes so we can enjoy another round of reader photos from the Photography Bay Flickr Group. Check out the rest of the photos below. Clicking on the photos will take you to its Flickr page where you can read more about the shot, leave a compliment or connect with the photographer. As always, thanks for being a part of Photography Bay and sharing your work with the rest of us. If you missed out on this round of reader photos, feel free to join in on the fun and add your photos to the Photography Bay Flickr Group and maybe we’ll get…
  • How to Get Good Audio for Periscope

    Eric Reagan
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:31 pm
    If you haven’t heard of Periscope, it’s the latest social media product from Twitter that allows you to live stream video from your iPhone or Android smartphone. One of the difficulties however is capturing good audio for your viewers since it is captured on something like the iPhone. Now, the iPhone does okay in for delivering audio to Periscope when you are in a quiet setting . . . but add some ambient noise and the experience is less than ideal.  When I was at NAB this year, I sat in on a fantastic panel put on by Red Giant that featured a number of online filmmakers like…
  • GoPro HERO4 Silver + Massive Accessory Kit for $369 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:41 pm
    ebay (via Adorama) has a GoPro HERO4 Silver for $369.99 bundled with a massive accessory kit that includes a chest harness, head mount strap and what looks like a wrist strap, suction cup mount and bar/pole clamps, along with several other screws and adapters, among other items. These are probably not official GoPro accessories, but as I pointed out in my recent 15 Essential GoPro Accessories post, you don’t always need the official GoPro gear to make things work. I just recommend going with GoPro batteries and chargers. Even it was just the HERO4 Silver camera, it would still be $30…
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    Newscom FocalPoint

  • Celebrity Picture Profile: Rebecca Ferguson

    Annabelle Quinn
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:50 am
    Celebrity Arrivals at Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Premiere in NYC. .Pictured: Rebecca Ferguson. Richie Buxo / Splash News/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: spnphotossix480656 If you’re starring in a Mission Impossible film with Tom Cruise, it’s pretty safe to say that your career has hit a high point. And that is exactly what is happening for Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson who is kicking butt in the latest installment of the popular movie franchise. The 31-year-old celebrity is best known for her role on the mini-series The White Queen. The show had her…
  • Athlete in Focus: Lorenzo Cain

    Ty Cobb
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain makes a diving catch for an out on Chicago White Sox’ Jose Abreu to end the top of the fifth inning on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. JOHN SLEEZER/MCT/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: krtphotoslive675341 Last season the Kansas City Royals surprised many with their run to the World Series, this year they have picked up right where they left off led by ALCS MVP Lorenzo Cain. The outfielder has continued his stellar play into this season earning his first All-Star appearance and has the Royals…
  • Jon Stewart Prepares to Leave Daily Show

    Olivia Morley
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Writer-director Jon Stewart poses for a portrait on Oct. 24, 2014 in Chicago. Phil Velasquez/MCT/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: krtphotoslive703472 After 15 years hosting The Daily Show, Jon Stewart is leaving the program on August 6. Stewart has had a long and colorful career, and it didn’t start in comedy. In 1984, he graduated from the College of William in Mary with a degree in psychology. After spending a short time as a stand up comedian, he began hosting Comedy Central’s Short Attention Span Theater. Eventually he was given his own program on MTV. He hosted…
  • Editors’ Picks: Obama in Africa, Aquatics Championships, and Selfies on Vacation

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:21 am
    US President Barack Obama greets Kenyan citizens after he delivered his speech at Moi International Sports Kasarani in Nairobi, Kenyan capital. Obama is wrapping up his three-day visit to Kenya before heading to Ethiopia. It was his first visit to his father’s homeland since becoming president. He promoted Africa as a hub for global economic growth and addressed issues on terrorism, economic recovery and human rights. Pacific Press/Sipa USA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: sipaphotosfive570403 U.S. President Barack Obama just finished up a quick visit to Africa —…
  • Weird, Wacky, and Odd: Tuna Toss

    Ty Cobb
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:40 pm
    As far as sports go this one’s pretty fishy, but nevertheless in Port Lincoln, South Australia, tuna tossing is a very real contest. Every year the popular seaside fishing town holds a tuna tossing competition as part of their annual tuna-themed festival. Many years ago, when men wanted jobs on the docks hauling in fish, they had to demonstrate their ability to hurl a fish a great distance, with this practical feat of strength now becoming a popular sport. CB2/ZOB/Take 2 Photography/WENN/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: wennphotosfive234702 For over sixty years the city of…
 
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • Repetition

    pmelcher
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:27 am
    Repetition. Our life is plagued with repetition. From the moment we wake up to the moment we return to bed, we spend our days repeating most of the tasks that we had done the day before. We talk to... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • The freezing of time

    pmelcher
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:21 am
     Photography is a capitalist tool. With a camera you can transform time into money. The creation of wealth by trading labor against capital is, after all, at the root of any capitalist society. And... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
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    Microstock Diaries » Microstock Diaries |

  • Mobile Apps for Model and Property Releases

    Lee Torrens
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Releases are a serious matter for microstockers who need to protect themselves from legal liability and copyright infringement. You should use serious tools to make sure they’re done right. Apps for creating and managing release documents can help streamline the microstock workflow, not only by saving time but also by digitizing a paper-based process. There are several options in the market. Although all of...
  • How the Joshua Resnick Case Ended Up

    Lee Torrens
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    You probably heard about the Joshua Resnick lawsuit last year. It got a lot of mainstream media attention for a stock photo case and raised some interesting issues for stock photographers shooting models. The Case: a Brief Overview Joshua Resnick is a stock photographer based in Ohio. In 2013, he hired model Nicole Forni for a lingerie shoot. Forni had previous experience in...
  • The Ultimate Guide to Deleting Files on Microstock Agencies

    Lee Torrens
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    There are a few major reasons why microstock contributors might to want to delete images or even their entire portfolios from a particular agency. Let’s take a look at how easily—or not—this can done in some of the top microstock agencies, and review their policies regarding deleting images. Agency File Deletion Policies Deletion policies vary widely among top agencies. Some agencies mandate a minimum availability...
  • Kboarding – Ambitious Initiative for a New Keywording Service

    Lee Torrens
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    ‘Kboarding’, a new keywording service for microstock contributors, will be starting a limited beta test in the upcoming months and is currently open for requests. This initiative is lead by Danil Nevsky and is the result of his experiences as a non-native English speaker keywording for English-language based agencies. Nevsky is a full-time microstocker. He has a large Stocksy portfolio...
  • LifetimeStock – The Company You’ve Never Heard of Who’s Number One in Microstock

    Lee Torrens
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:45 pm
    I recently came across a very interesting microstock business. They’re called LifetimeStock, and they’re primarily a producer of stock photos. There’s a lot that makes them interesting, but the biggest factor is that their weekly ranking on Fotolia hovers between 1 and 5. Background LifetimeStock is the newest venture by serial entrepreneur, investor, and tech developer Konrad Musial. Other startups on Musial’s resume include YesSoftware, which provides web...
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Over Africa

    Moose
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website With a stop over in Istanbul (a while and crazy town), […] The post Over Africa appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
 
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • tfttf691 – Best Before 2003

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Chris takes you on a tour through the Viewfinder Villa, while he tidies up the studio for a weekend workshop. Also: why is it that finishing a project is so magic? » Download the MP3 for this episode The post tfttf691 – Best Before 2003 appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf690 – Analog Is For Hipsters

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Does a mirrorless full frame camera really save a lot of weight compared to a DSLR? Some manufacturers claim their cameras are half as heavy as their mirrored brethren. But how do things look when you take the weight of the lenses into account? Because here’s the secret: the size of the lens depends on … Continue reading tfttf690 – Analog Is For Hipsters The post tfttf690 – Analog Is For Hipsters appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf689 – 10 Years in 5 Minutes

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    11 Jul 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Dave takes us back in time, Joørgen plays wonderful music and Chris tries to answer the question what’s better: Lightroom or Capture One. Show Links: My Hovercraft Is Full Of Eels – Monty Python’s The Flying Circus – YouTube Jørgen Lang’s Facebook Page New York Inside/Out and San Diego Workshops in October Capture One » … Continue reading tfttf689 – 10 Years in 5 Minutes The post tfttf689 – 10 Years in 5 Minutes appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf688 – Your Experience Backpack

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Chris discusses his photo book manuscript and some of the decisions that went into it. Also find out what your personal experiences have to do with how you approach photography and how you could improve on that. » Download the MP3 for this episode The post tfttf688 – Your Experience Backpack appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf687 – To Stop Or Not To Stop. Down.

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    20 Jun 2015 | 10:18 am
    Today’s episode tries to answer the question on how far you should stop down your bright prime lens and 10 years ago, Chris’ life went through a fundamental transformationl That’s when Apple introduced Podcasting on iTunes, opening up a massive opportunity for tens of thousands of people. Today Podcasting is seeing another surge and Chris … Continue reading tfttf687 – To Stop Or Not To Stop. Down. The post tfttf687 – To Stop Or Not To Stop. Down. appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
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  • 40% Off Topaz Adjust through July 31st

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:18 am
    Topaz Adjust ranks high on my What plug-ins should I buy? (for Photoshop & Lightroom) list for a good reason – it’s unlike no any other plugin on the market. For a few days you can get it at a huge discount! Click here and enter the coupon code julyadjust and be sure to click APPLY COUPON to save 40%. You can also use my Topaz Labs coupon code found on my discount coupon code page to save 15% on all Topaz products anytime.  Not sure if you need it? Click here to see my review and download the free trial to check it out! Here’s also a cool video that shows you seven tools you…
  • REVIEW: Canon 5Ds–Should You Upgrade?(Part II of II)

    24 Jul 2015 | 3:23 am
    Canon EOS 5Ds 50.6 MP DSLR Camera If you are just seeing this two part series, please go read the first part of my review entitled Canon 5Ds (Part I of II) with Unedited Sample Photos and come back here for my additional findings. With a smaller pixel size (4.14µm vs 6.25µm) and diffraction that starts to kick in around f/7.1 (vs f/10), some will argue that the 5Ds only has one major benefit over the 5D Mark III - 2x more megapixels. Given the reality that most users will rarely print a file that full utilizes all 22.3 megapixels of the 5D Mark III (Super B/A3+ - 13x19 inches or 330x438mm),…
  • REVIEW: Canon 5Ds (Part I of II) with Unedited Sample Photos

    20 Jul 2015 | 2:52 am
    Canon EOS 5DS DSLR Camera Many of the faithful Canon shooters have eagerly awaited the arrival of the Canon 5Ds and its sibling the 5Ds R (which does without the optical low pass filter like the Nikon D800E and D810). It’s the super megapixel camera that many lust for, but what does it really mean to live with that many megapixels? 50.6 MP is a lot of data for a single image! In fact, this starts to achieve resolutions previously only possible with medium format digital cameras. However, we’ve seen with point and shoot cameras that it’s easy to claim a large number of megapixels only to…
  • Ron’s Photography Gear Recommendations–2015 (UPDATED: July 17, 2015)

    17 Jul 2015 | 3:08 am
    Bugs and flowers macro shots are often what get most people seeking something more than their cell phone Last year one of my readers asked me to draw a line in the sand and create a page where I list out my honest to goodness recommendations of what gear I’d recommend to a close friend or family member. While there are a lot of great products and various circumstances which dictate why one product might be better than another, I’m going to base this article off what I would buy if I were spending my own money at full retail price on myself or a close family member. If you are offended by…
  • Epson SureColor P600 Roll Printing using Exhibition Canvas Natural Gloss

    15 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    Epson SureColor P600 Inkjet Printer At the time this was written I’ve had my Epson SureColor P600 printer for about 3 months and have done doing quite a bit of long-term testing before releasing the 2nd part of my review. I do this because I really like to live with a printer and get to know it for a variety of situations before I give it my seal of approval. Thus far this printer has been exceeding all of my expectations and has been a delight to work with, but the ultimate test for any printer is always how it deals with canvas. For this article I decided to try out roll printing on the…
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  • Lessons Learned in 6 weeks of Biking

    KerryG
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    “When my legs hurt, I say: “Shut up legs! Do what I tell you to do!” Jens Voigt As with starting anything new, there will always be lessons to be learned along the way. Sometimes its from mentors, sometimes from doing your research, and sometimes by trial and error. In the six weeks since I […]
  • Mountain Biking Skils

    KerryG
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:05 am
    You may have noticed that I chose a good mountain bike over a road bike. My goal is to be able to get to places that are inaccessible to road bikes. For training, we have fantastic places like the Phillip Mac Center, Rhyolite Park, Hidden Mesa Open Space, and many others. Unlike riding on the […]
  • Back on the Bike Week 4

    KerryG
    9 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    “It doesn’t get any easier, you just get faster” Greg LeMond It’s now my fourth week since starting to ride again and things have really started to turn around lately. Early on it was frustrating and often disappointing to have to stop and take a breather. Lately I have changed my route from a 4.8 […]
  • On the Saddle Week 3

    KerryG
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Its been three weeks since I started riding again and it has been a bit of a struggle for sure. The altitude has really added to the challenge but my weight has probably been the biggest factor. Just imagine being in shape and riding and huffing around a pack with around 85 pounds in it. […]
  • Back on the saddle – 2 weeks in

    KerryG
    21 Jun 2015 | 3:58 pm
      My first week on the bike got me a total of 8 miles between two days. That was a little disappointing but week two has been much better. This week I clocked in 27.4 miles with 1,335′ of elevation climbs. Today closed out the week with my buddy Kyle taking me on an off-road […]
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  • Stormy Utah Peak

    david
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:01 am
    Virgin, Utah - August 2, 2007 This was shot with my old Olympus E-20 digital camera (a mere 4.7 megapixels), back in 2007, on this date. The conversion to black & white really brings out the clouds and emphasizes the various layers of texture in the image. Here is the original color image. Very nice, but no where near as dramatic, don’t you agree? Glad you guys really appreciate the classic black & white photography. Your comments or questions here. David
  • Playful Self-Portrait

    david
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Serra Mesa Public Library, San Diego - August 2, 2012 Sitting in the library, I decided to use the Photo Booth app on my iPhone to entertain myself. This fun montage is the result. I particularly like the brainiac look…
  • Blazing Flower Heart

    david
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Coronado Island, San Diego, California - August 2, 2010
  • Heart of Yellow Flower

    david
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:59 am
    Coronado Island, San Diego, California - August 2, 2010 Everyone seems to like my flower photographs. I do enjoy shooting them. They are obviously colorful and each one is surprisingly unique.
  • Intercourse?

    david
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:01 am
    Amish Kids Kitchen Kettle Village Intercourse, Pennsylvania - August 1, 2008 I took these on this day in 2008. Yes, there is really a town called Intercourse. It’s in Amish country in Pennsylvania. Happy Birthday to Joey, Jessica and Jiaqi Cui !!
 
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  • Business Workflow to Power Your Photography Business

    Forum Admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:44 am
    One of my favorite programs to present around the country is “Auto-Pilot for Photographers”. The premise is how you can automate your photography workflow to get more done or create extra time for yourself. A good portion of any photographer’s workflow these days is business and postproduction. Here are my top three areas to focus on for improvement. Business Workflow for Photographers Tip #1 — Lists I realize the word “list” sounds archaic and not very efficient, yet they are a tool for getting more done. Lists can also help you not mess up or forget something. Lets look at…
  • Meet William Innes!

    Forum Admin
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:33 am
    We sat down with William Innes earlier this year and asked him a few questions about his photography business! Click Here to View the Video
  • H&H Christmas in July Sale Part Two — 12 Days of Joyful Savings!!

    Forum Admin
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    The H&H Color Lab Christmas in July sale continues through July 24th! Read below to learn about ideas and details for the last six days of the sale! JULY 19 – PRESS BOOKS 25% OFF Press books by H&H are a perfect solution for custom guest books your wedding clients will love! This sale is an opportunity to make an extra sale from past engagement sessions, or get a sample guest book to show future clients. They are also great for families and seniors Here are all the exciting details: Order through hhstudio Offer good from 12:01 am until 11:59 pm, CST 7/19/2015 JULY 20 –…
  • H&H Christmas in July Sale — 12 Days of Joyful Savings!

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    10 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    H&H Color Lab’s big Christmas in July sale begins next week! Read below to learn about ideas and details for the first six days of the sale. JULY 13 – ALBUMS 50% OFF H&H clearly wanted to kick off Christmas in July with a big bang, and 50% off albums is a great way to do it. There are so many reasons to take advantage of this mid-summer sale: new faux leathers, try a cover style you’ve never seen before, or update your samples with new work from this year!! Since this sale covers samples and regular orders, you can run an album sale in your studio as well, encouraging…
  • What’s It Like to Be a Storm Photographer?

    Forum Admin
    18 Jun 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Peak tornado season may be winding down, but there should still be plenty of opportunities for storm chasing photographers to get the perfect shot over the coming months. Here’s some new stories and videos, with advice direct from the experts, on how to capture nature’s destructive beauty from those who do it every day! The Daily Mail profiles a photographer from the UK who quit his job to chase storms in Australia. Popular Photography interviews Mitch Dobrowner about the equipment he uses to take dramatic storm photos. The Ultimate PhotoGuide shares tips every storm photographer…
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  • Behind Cedar Falls

    Howard G
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:08 am
    I thought I might take a brief break from the cemetery photos, but they will be back.This image illustrates the general premise that it is always good to look behind you when you are out photographing. Sometimes you can get so engaged by the 'main event' that it becomes easy to miss other things that might also make for a very nice photo.A couple weeks back, I had posted an image of Cedar Falls from a recent trip I took with two of my 'photo buddies' to Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio. Cedar Falls is the tallest falls in the park, so it is easy to overlook anything else around it.  As I…
  • Mausoleum Architectural Details

    Howard G
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:14 am
    Recently, I discussed my evolving cemetery project and the types of images I was making. This particular photograph falls into the 'Mausoleum Architectural Details' type. It would also fit in well with my 'Geometry' series.  I am strongly drawn to repeating and interesting patterns and like to photograph them isolated and 'out of context' from what they are part of.  Mausoleum Architectural Detail    © Howard Grill  Subscribe to Motivation Photo Blog by Email
  • Quick Quotes: Ibarionex Perello

    Howard G
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:59 am
    "Living a photographic life doesn't necessarily mean going into business as a photographer"Ibarionex PerelloThere is a lot to that simple statement.  What does it mean to LIVE a photographic or artistic life?What does it mean to BE a photographer or artist?What is the difference between an amateur and a professional (hint: amateur comes from Latin or Old French and loosely translated means 'lover of something')?Charlie Chaplin once said "That's all any of us are: amateurs. We don't live long enough to be anything else."Yes, there is plenty to think about here!Ibarionex Perello…
  • Why Photograph Cemeteries?

    Howard G
    19 Jul 2015 | 1:50 am
    As I make more cemetery photographs and potentially see this series evolving into a project, I feel like I must ask myself what the project is really about.  What am I trying to say?  What am I looking for in the images? What is motivating me to make these photos? What would I like to make photos of but have not yet found a way to do so?Sometimes getting a project started involves far more questions than answers.  But I think that is potentially a good sign! "Patiently Waiting"    © Howard Grill So here are some of the answers I have come up with so far, knowing…
  • Cedar Falls In Hocking Hills State Park

    Howard G
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:59 am
    Cedar Falls is the tallest waterfall in the Hocking Hills area and is a pleasure to photograph. Like many of the waterfalls in the area, one sets up from down in a ravine at the base of the falls. That situation is perfect for waterfall photography because the ravine allows the water to stay in the shadows for a longer period of time in the morning than it otherwise would.  Once the bright sun starts to hit the water, the party is over because you get bright, blown out highlights and reflections. Let's see.....tall waterfall, beautiful surroundings, plenty of time to…
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  • LR Dashboard

    Kelly
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Today I came across an interesting Adobe Lightroom tool.  Cheyne Wallace at Lightroom Dashboard is a Software Developer based in San Fransisco and an avid photographer in his spare time. LR Dashboard was built to better understand your habits while shooting and as it turns out perhaps enlighten you with what gear you really need to buy or keep.  Its an interesting tool to give you insight and I believe Cheyne has more new features and fixes coming over the coming weeks. Lightroom Dashboard Let’s get started.  Firstly let’s get something out of the way, you are NOT uploading…
  • The “Other” stuff in my bag!

    Kelly
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    Top 10 items I often carry in my bag… While it’s common to be asked “What’s in your camera bag?” in terms of what cameras and lenses I’m using there is a whole other side of what’s in my bag that can be and often is quite valuable to have.  Like a good boy scout you want to be prepared. Let’s check out my list: 1) Flash cards – You would be surprised how many people I have met on workshops that suddenly run out of memory in their camera.   Memory cards have to be the cheapest item you’ll ever use in photography yet seem to be the…
  • Lightroom 6 is here!

    Kelly
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    Lighroom 6 release At long last (almost 2 years since LR 5 was released) Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 6.0.  This long anticipated release includes: Facial recognition HDR (High Dynamic range processing) Panorama’s New brushes and radial filters More slideshow options Performance enhancements Easier photo sharing Along with the desktop update the mobile app includes: Segmented view Easier rating method Improved crop and copy/paste Visual storytelling with Adobe Voice and Slate Note: To use the mobile app you must be signed up to Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription model.
  • iPhoto to Lightroom

    Kelly
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:51 am
    Migrating to Lightroom Before you think of upgrading your Mac to the much anticipated OS X 10.10.3 that includes the new Photos app, you may want to consider migrating your photos from iPhoto (Apples photo app) to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.  I downloaded a number of photos from my iPhone to iPhoto for this demo.  Once you have upgraded to OS X 10.10.3 (Yosemite) you likely will not have access to the old Apple iPhoto app depending on your region (see below). Although this demo is of iPhoto to LR, it’s pretty much the same process for the Apple Aperture app.  Why Apple decided to…
  • The Missed Shot!

    Kelly
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Amazon Rain Forest   The Missed Shot! Ever had one of those days where you are with someone and at the end of the day you are sharing photos and wonder “How did they get that shot? and Why did I miss it?”.  I have to admit when my wife and I are out it happens, however it’s more likely because we have differing artistic views than other reasons.  Nonetheless it happens to all of us at one time or another. The reasons… Your equipment Do you know it?  Are you ready for most anything that may jump out at you?  Do you know how to quickly change from freezing a…
 
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  • Traveling Fool

    Ron Niebrugge
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Humpback whale at sunset, Tongass National Forest, Alaska. Just finished a wonderful month at home in Seward, Alaska. Was able to get a lot of office work done, along with some photography (never enough), plenty of mountain running, cross-fit classes and even some standup paddle boarding. It is a rare treat to be home for the month of July! But, that is about to change. Flying today to Petersburgh for my whale and bear trip. Then have a bear trip, some assignment work, three polar bear trips before heading to South Georgia for a wonderful trip with the Cheeseman Ecology Safaris. With such a…
  • Greater white-fronted goose

    Ron Niebrugge
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:27 am
    Greater white-fronted goose, Alaska Arctic. Birds usually don’t make for popular posts, but this was another one I hadn’t been able to photograph until this spring.
  • Chugach Backpacking

    Ron Niebrugge
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Portage Glacier and Lake, Chugach National Forest, Alaska. Hard to beat this camping site!  From a recent backpacking trip.
  • 2016 Alaska Brown Bear Photo Tour

    Ron Niebrugge
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    A year and a half old cub from this past June’s Photo Tour. I have been doing two Alaska bear photo tours into Lake Clark for many years now, but that is going to change in 2016.  You see, I contributed one of my trips to Cheesemans’ Ecology Safaris and it is now part of a very extensive Alaska tour going from the far North to South  (sold out) that I will be leading for them next year. So unfortunately, that leaves me just one of these very popular tours for the summer of 2016.  So far, just from the wait list, and mailing list, five of the six spots quickly filled (I suppose…
  • Portage Pass Trail

    Ron Niebrugge
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:14 am
    Janine with her backpack at the top of the Portage Pass Trail, Whittier, Alaska. Last Sunday night we hiked the Portage Pass Trail to Portage Glacier and Portage Lake, where we spent a wonderful night listening to the calving glacier while watching the changing light illuminate fields of fireweed.  It had been 9 years since I last hiked this trail.  Back then, getting to the lake required a lot of route finding and difficult bushwhacking in thick alders well over head high.  Today, the Chugach National Forest has improved the trail all the way to the lake – it now has to been one of…
 
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  • 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Bob Marley

    Scott Webb
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    For a true fan, Bob Marley still lives. His lifestyle and most importantly his music left a big mark. There is a lot to say about him, a lot to learn from his achievements and beliefs and lastly his music can’t just lose the taste. The truth is, Bob Marley is a role model to many and as a musician, he is a legend. However, there are few things that were obvious about his life and a lot more that didn’t seem important at the time he lived. If you think you know all about Bob Marley, then here are some of the things that you might have missed. 1. BOB MARLEY’S ORIGINAL NAME Bob…
  • Gifture is the New Instagram

    Scott Webb
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Facebook buys Instagram for $1 billion. Hurray, Instagram made a bunch of coin for it’s awesomeness! NUWOMB is still one of Instagram’s biggest fans, but there is a new app on the block that’s got an added element of fun: Gifture. Gifture: Animate the Everyday There has been a rise of animated gifs of late and Gifture app has been a long time in development. I started to wonder if we’d ever see Gifture in the wild.  Huh? Designer for the app, James McDonald had been showing teasers of the app development via Dribbble. It was a long time in the making.  Now that the app is live,…
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  • Installing and Updating Apps on Your Sony Camera With Ease

    Colby Brown
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:23 am
    One of the coolest features of being a Sony shooter these days is the fact that you can buy and download applications to run on your Sony Mirrorless Cameras, much like you can with your smart phone. Why is this great? Because for a few bucks, you can add a lot of features and functionality to your camera that it didn’t have before, such as the ability to easily capture and compile time-lapses out in the field with the Time Lapse App. Time-Lapse App for Sony Mirrorless Cameras While it is great that Sony added these feature to their cameras, the process to connect your camera to your…
  • Windows is Now a Viable Alternative For Creative Professionals

    Colby Brown
    12 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    When it comes to working in the creative world, there is no doubt that many creative professionals (graphic designers, illustrators and even photographers) have historically preferred OSX and the Apple eco-system that it has built around its products. With a relatively sleek UI, strong customer service history and the slogan “it just works”, it is not surprising that many creatives sided with Macs for so many years. Photo Copyright www.cnet.com But things have been changing and for the first time in a long time, a lot of people are starting to once again get excited with what…
  • Sony Officially Announces the a7rII Full Frame 42mp Mirrorless Camera

    Colby Brown
    10 Jun 2015 | 11:46 am
    Today Sony officially announce the new Full Frame 42mp a7rII mirrorless camera. It is the successor to the wildly popular Sony a7r, that had a 36mp sensor. While the a7r was incredibly well received by photo community (especially landscape and travel photographers), it wasn’t a perfect camera. It didn’t have the best AF system in the world (mirrorless or DSLR), was prone to some shutter shake with longer telephoto lenses and had some auto bracketing limitations that were eventually fixed with later additions to the Sony a7 line of mirrorless cameras, such as the a7s and a7II. This…
  • A Photographers Guide to Visiting Christmas Island

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

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

    Chris Corradino
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Our zodiac driver killed the engine and we could hear the thunderous sound of ice breaking off the glacier in the distance. From there, it then enters this lagoon, giving the Seals something to rest on. These Harbor Seals were a ways off so I had to use a 1.4 extender on a 300mm bringing it to 420mm. Also had a super fast shutter speed to prevent any motion from the rocking boat. I was using the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 with the extender which is far lighter than a prime 300mm would have been on a DSLR. I think this makes it a bit easier to handle.
  • Old Church with Turf Roof and Crepuscular Rays

    Chris Corradino
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:01 am
    This old structure was built in 1858, and is one of only six turf roof churches left in Iceland. Rain here is quite common making the microfiber cloth an essential part of my gear. Even with a lens hood, drops would collect on the lens and were visible in the shot. I was carefully wiping down the 3 stop ND filter when I looked up to see this scene forming. Crepuscular rays broke through the gaps and stretched towards the steeple. I had just enough time to make a few frames before they receded back into the clouds. 
  • Backlit Horse Under a Midnight Sun

    Chris Corradino
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    This was captured around 10:30pm while the sun was low in the sky. Since Iceland is so far north they have about 24 hours of daylight in the summer, hence the term "midnight sun". This young Icelandic horse was still nursing, but walked away from its mother for a few minutes while keeping an eye on me. With the golden quality of light I made a number of photos before catching this frame with the horse's breath visible. 
  • When Light Passes Through

    Chris Corradino
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:49 am
    The light in Iceland has a special quality with undulating clouds that allow fleeting beams of sun to pass through and bathe the landscape below. While driving through a very rural area I noticed the sky growing darker with each passing mile. We eventually came to a wonderful rustic barn resting on a hillside and I pulled over to the shoulder and hopped out to make a photo. By looking at it, you might think it was taken with a wide angle lens, but it was actually a telephoto with an effective focal length of 300mm.  OMD EM1, 40-150mm, f4, 1/800, ISO 400, grad ND filter.
  • Photographing Puffins in Iceland

    Chris Corradino
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:32 am
    The majority of the world's Puffins are actually in Iceland, so naturally, Sue and I set out to find them. My fascination with these birds started about 6 years ago when I photographed them off the coast of Maine. They were bringing back fish for their young, and I ended up making a video from the bird blind, and having an image published online by National Geographic.  Dyrhólaey is located in the southern part of Iceland. While Iceland is rich in natural beauty, it seems most who visit put Puffins at the top of their list of things to see. Every gift…
 
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  • The BIG HEADS of HARRINGAY Satan on Tandem and Cannibal Kings

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:25 am
    Here comes the scary part, kids.  SATAN ON TANDEMS!  Well, the UK had been through one tough war and the kids needed some lively entertainment.  The big heads of Harringay!  T. Arnold Harringay Circus performed at the Royal Albert Hall in 1952.  Look at the line up...Big heads abound!  Original T. Arnold Harringay Circus Program circa 1952  Collection Dull Tool Dim Bulb.
  • Country Stoneware Auction c. 1940 "Clifton Sells" Snapshot Collection Jim Linderman

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    A Country Stoneware Auction c. 1940  Caption (continued on reverse) reads:  "Clifton auctioneer at farm.  Clifton in his warm farm clothes for auction sales.  He was preferred for he knew many people by name.  Wore Borcelans Hats."Circa 1940 snapshot collection Jim Linderman  
  • BENLEE Fite Back Bag for Children. Child Size Boxing Bag for Puny Pugalists

    23 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    BENLEE was apparently a brand of boxing equipment from the 1920s which lasted enough rounds for Rocky Marciano to endorse them in the 1950s.  Today BENLEE is a trademark of Everlast.  I presume they absorbed BENLEE as companies here often do.  Rather than compete (like Rocky) they simply bought up the competition!  Ben Lee went from champ to chump!    Fite Back is a child-sized heavy bag!   I can find no picture of this puny pugilist trainer online, so it must be scarce.  It is about 20 inches long, and with the attached primitive "arms"…
  • Traveling to Unusually Named Cities? Send me some ART MAIL Farmers and Battle Postmarks

    22 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    Pair of hand drawn cachet art on mailed envelopes.  Note postmark for each.  Early mail art.Two original drawings on envelopes 1950  Collection Jim LindermanNewest Book The Birth of Rock and Roll available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Direct from Publisher Dust to Digital.
  • Antique Nude Woman Erotic Folk Art Carving Sculpture

    20 Jul 2015 | 7:44 am
    Antique Nude Erotic Folk Art Carving Sculpture Collection Jim Linderman
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  • Overcoming Sales Objections, IPC Live and What to Know About Framing: Top 10 Blog Posts 7/27-7/31

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:19 am
    By Chris HomerIt's Friday, which means it's time for our favorite photography stories from around the web! Check them out below:1. IPC Live With Your Host Booray PerrySTEAM THE IPC: PPA's International Photographic Competition is coming up August 3-6! You'll be able to stream all the judging live at Stream.TheIPC.Org. This year, we've also added a new component to the live streaming - IPC Live! Hosted by PPA photographer Booray Perry, Cr.Photog.CPP, IPC Live will feature interviews with the judges, answers to judging questions and more! In this post on his blog, Booray previews the…
  • Top July Posts from theLoop

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Can you believe it's almost August? Where did the summer go? Before it completely passes you by, check out these top conversations on theLoop! This month saw a lot of tech recommendations and business advice. You never know what you might learn, or who your advice can help!Need help! [PPA Members Group]This is a wonderful thread for anyone who has a struggling business, or has had  hit some hard times and come through like a champ. What are your best ways to attract new customers? What charities do you align yourself with? Pick up some business tips and share your own! Negative…
  • Are You Ready for IPC Live?

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:45 am
    It's just a week away so make sure you have plans to tune in. IPC Live will give you behind-the-scenes access to the competition like never before. And here's your host, Booray Perry, Cr.Photog., CPP, with a quick video preview on the show! With the judging streaming live alongside the show, you won't miss any of the action. Read our previous blog for details. The full broadcast schedule is below. Watch at Stream.theIPC.org! Here is the full schedule (all times are Eastern Standard): IPC Judging Live Stream ·         Monday, Aug. 3, 8:15am-6pm ET…
  • Image Critique: Classy Dame

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:52 am
    Image Critique: Classy DameBy Megan MitchellWe're less than a week away from the International Photographic Competition judging! The judging will be streamed live, August 3-6, and you can watch it for free at Stream.theIPC.org this event will also be supplemented with IPC Live - interviews and Q+A's hosted by Booray Perry, Cr.Photog., CPP.Can't wait for the IPC action? Get a taste of a juror's mindset by watching this image critique. The juror here is Richard Avalo and he is reviewing  CPP Kelli Svancarek's image "Classy Dame." The image did not merit, but that doesn't mean Kelli got…
  • Registration Now Open for Imaging USA 2016!

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:57 am
    By Chris HomerIf you're looking to improve as a photographer, one of your best opportunities for learning, networking and shopping is Imaging USA 2016, from January 10-12, 2016, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. Registration is now open!If you've never attended Imaging USA before, you might be wondering what the big deal is. Hosted by PPA, this is the most established professional photography convention out there. Major components of Imaging USA are the three-day Imaging Expo trade show, several all-inclusive parties and presentations by some of the biggest names in the…
 
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  • How to position off-camera flash

    Neil vN
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:06 pm
    How to position off-camera flash One of the most frequent (but easily corrected) mistakes I see when photographers use off-camera flash, is that they didn’t position the flash in relation to their subject. They simply place the flash to the side (and often at a too-extreme 90 degree angle from their own position), with the flash too low in height. Your subject’s pose and their position most often dictates how you should place the flash. We perhaps instinctively expect a light source to come from above somewhere, because that is where the sun is, or the light is coming from a…
  • recap: Photography workshop – Charlotte, NC (2015)

    Neil vN
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    recap: Photography workshop – Charlotte, NC (2015) A group of photographers in Charlotte asked if I would like to present a flash photography workshop there. We arranged a really nice venue – The Getty Center, in Rock Hill, SC –  and settled on a date, July 25th (Sat). Everything in place for this, the first workshop away from NJ / NY since the workshop in Amsterdam two years ago. With two models, and a relatively small group of 8 people – just how I prefer the workshop size, we could cover the photography workshop syllabus in a relaxed tempo, and be sure…
  • Off-camera flash: rim-lighting and using flare

    Neil vN
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:18 am
    Off-camera flash: rim-lighting and the intentional use of flare For these promotional photos for aspiring model twins, Carina and Carolina, we went to a park. There are certain things I look for when working on an location, that I know will immediately give me a better chance at successful portraits.  My book, Lighting and Design for Portrait Photography, looks at exactly that thought-process throughout the 60 chapters in the book. The technique here should be quite obvious by now: A long lens (a 70-200 used closer to the longer end), compressing the perspective. Shooting with the…
  • Wedding photography moments – anticipation & being ready

    Neil vN
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
    Wedding photography moments – anticipation & being ready Wedding photography has fortunately come a long way since the times when it was more portrait dominant. Now there’s more emphasis on the story-telling aspect – the photojournalism – where the moments that happen as the day unfolds, gets rightful attention. Obviously this means you need to have a watchful eye, and be ready to respond. This also means you have to have your camera ready – appropriate settings, and an appropriate choice of lens. You have to be able to anticipate what is likely to happen…
  • Photography workshops – NJ / NYC

    Neil vN
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Photography Workshops (NYC / NJ) for 2015 The flash photography workshops are full-day events – and are a mixture of seminar presentation and practical shooting. The workshops will be held at my studio space in NJ. There is free parking, and it is easily reached from the main highways in the area. There is also regular bus transport from NYC. (We can fetch you from the bus terminal.) The fee for the full-day workshop is $600 and the workshop is from 9am to 8pm. Lunch and refreshments are included! The workshops are now limited to 6 people – and working within my own studio with…
 
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  • 07/15: Oh, hi Ojai!

    Josh Fassbind
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:52 am
    This past weekend, after a breakfast burrito recommended by Anthony Bourdain himself, we set sail to Ventura for the city’s annual art walk. I was going to take pictures there but it rained so hard (how unusual!) that I didn’t dare pull my camera out. However, on our way to Ventura, we stopped in Ojai. We love that place! So many cute curated boutiques, the Meditation Mount, good food options, orange orchards everywhere… the vibe in that town is really cool and laid back. It makes for a perfect day or weekend getaway.
  • 07/15: Independence day on Catalina.

    Josh Fassbind
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:18 am
    My birthday is at the end of June and one of my presents this year was a day trip to Catalina Island to celebrate the 4th of July. Since we had never been to Catalina before, I was really looking forward to it! The island is very nice but the Independence day crowds are just too much to bear with. And that goes for any place, not just Catalina! After landing and realizing that transportation on the island is limited and expensive, we decided to go on a hike in the mountains. It was great! The views are stunning, the weather was perfect and the ice cream we had after the hike (yes, it was…
  • 04/15: The Swap with Tami.

    Josh Fassbind
    3 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
    Sometime in February, I got an email from my friend Tami about this portrait project called The Swap. The brief is pretty straightforward: Team up with another photographer. Arrange two dates. On the first date photographer 1 is the subject of a photograph and photographer 2 is the photographer. On the second date you swap roles. I liked the idea and a few days after the original email, I was set to be Tami’s model. After slipping on some awesome vintage clothes, a blond wig and having my face covered with makeup (which Tami does on her own), I was ready to pose. Needless to say the…
  • 01/15: Joshua Tree

    Josh Fassbind
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    Anka’s birthday is at the end of January and this  year, we celebrated with a two-day road trip to Joshua Tree National Park. It was our first time there and it was amazing! It is so vast and so diverse. You go from rocky hills to plains to boulders… so many photographic opportunities. Next time we go, we’ll probably camp in the park for an even better experience. Oh and you should see the sky at night, stunning!
  • 01/15 :: Paris: 72 hours and a new year.

    Josh Fassbind
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    I spent 4 days in Paris for the New Year with Anka and some close friends. We stayed in the 20th arrondissement (no, Fox News, it is not a “no-go zone”) and it was nice to discover a new neighborhood. It is a working-class and diverse neighborhood and it felt authentic. The great farmer’s market, little cafés and bakeries all contributed to a great experience. Far removed from the touristy Paris I am accustomed to, it was a very nice change. We also visited the Louis Vuitton Foundation designed by architect Frank Gehry and the building is insane! I still like the Walt…
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  • Frankfort Michigan Pier

    Ben Neumann
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:44 pm
    My wife and I just finished off a three week bender of visitors and guests. The order was friends, family, finished off by more friends. While I love showing off my home town of Traverse City Michigan, my eating habits went from strict to eating pizza for breakfast, with my workout routine being spotty at best. While out as a tourist I was able to visit some neat locations and capture some satisfying images.The image below was taken from Frankfort Michigan pier. The white sand beach was full of sun worshipers, a group of teens were using the pier as a diving…
  • Canon 5Ds r first thoughts with images

    Ben Neumann
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:34 am
    Canon's 50 megapixel monster arrived at my doorstep just over a week ago. Being a landscape photographer I was concerned about the dynamic range of the sensor. I gathered my things and headed out to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to test the camera out.My first experiment was to test the sharpness and resolution. It's no disputing that this camera is insanely sharp. It's really hard to explain but the best way I can think of is that the images seem 3D like. Everything pops with well defined edges and detail. It's also crazy how much I can crop and…
  • Camera Sales Declining

    Ben Neumann
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    A recent report has surfaced about worldwide camera sales. You can see the report here.  What the report states is that camera sales have been declining the last 3 years including mirrorless cameras. Mirrorless sales are still way behind the traditional DSLR market especially in America. While America receives approx 25% of the worlds total camera shipments, we only receive 9% of the worlds mirrorless cameras. It's starting to make sense why Canon hasn't updated their mirrorless system for the American market. Americans aren't buying mirrorless like Asia and…
  • Canon 5Ds and Canon 5Ds R Update

    Ben Neumann
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    The Canon 50 megapixel cameras are now available for pre order. The product is not scheduled to ship until June, but both Amazon and B&H photo have them listed. I have my pre order in for the 5Ds R. Nikon did the low pass filter experiment with the d800 and the d800e. I think the majority of landscape and fine art photographers are going to go with the 5Ds R. As far as studio and product photography goes, I am not sure what kind of situations those photographers will run into, so the 5Ds might be a better choice. Click the links below to pre order your 5D of choice. Pre…
  • Virgin Islands National Park

    Ben Neumann
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:33 am
    Virgin Islands National Park is located on the island of St. John in the eastern caribbean. I was there only briefly but was able to explore a bit around the Trunk Bay area. Trunk Bay is the best beach and tropical area I have visited. There is only one other place that comes close and that is the black sand beaches in Waipio valley on the big Island of Hawaii. Trunk Bay has postcard worthy scenery with sugar sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise water. During tourist season it's pretty busy but my friends and I didn't have any trouble finding a spot on the beach. The park…
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  • Found: one raft

    Tara R.
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:38 am
    To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” ~ Elliott Erwitt Found: a one-man inflatable raft abandoned in the woods near Shirk’s Bayou pedestrian bridge. The space beneath the pedestrian bridge has long been known as a shelter for homeless…
  • No wake

    Tara R.
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:29 pm
    They serve as a reminder that life is not easy It is not safe to dip your toe in the water Don’t venture out too deep There are leviathan and krakens Lying in wait, ready to carry you into the fathomless abyss Whales to swallow you whole Sharks to eat you alive It is not safe when you are out of your depth Stay in the shallows where it is…
  • Picture perfect

    Tara R.
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:20 pm
    There were days when Dr. George Gleason wondered who was really running the asylum – the doctors or the inmates. Then there were days like this, when he knew it was the patients’ families who were in charge. The man sitting across the desk from him looked like the typical corporate executive. He wore a tailored suit in an appropriate navy blue shade, paired with a ruby-red power tie and…
  • Topside

    Tara R.
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    Sirens blared, sending reverberations down every tunnel, rattling doors, and threatening to shatter windows. Two shorts blasts and a single sustained squeal meant someone had gone Topside. Troops flooded the alleys in an effort to quell public panic. They were only adding to the confusion. Kennedy and Bradley sat on the worn couch in their cluttered apartment playing a video game, and trying to talk over the signal noise. “I…
  • A snail’s pace

    Tara R.
    25 Jul 2015 | 11:29 am
    To complete one rotation in 24 hours, the earth must spin at an average of 1,000 mph. When you consider that, it doesn’t matter whether I’m power-walking at 3 miles per hour down an asphalt sidewalk, or this snail is moving at a leisurely 3 inches an hour along the edge of a rain-drenched leaf, we are both on a moving surface, hurtling through space at a mind-boggling speed.Filed under: Photography, Real Life,…
 
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  • Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 9

    website@rmsp.com
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    The last long break of Summer Intensive occurs this upcoming weekend and the students will hopefully take full advantage by taking care of personal business and/or by getting in some good ol’ “R & R.” In Week 9, their Lighting classes involved a fantastic experience shooting on location at an abandoned former lumber mill site in the town of Bonner, Montana just east of Missoula. Their instructor, Mike Albans, visiting Profoto representative and instructor, Joe Lavine, and the SI assistants worked with the students to help with photographing human subjects in this rustic…
  • Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 8

    website@rmsp.com
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:29 pm
    With a fast and furious yet fulfilling experience so far, the students this week – number 8 to be exact – were back in the thick of things. As usual, it involved brand new material and technique to add to their exponentially-growing arsenal of skills. The week began with a sunset field help session at the National Bison Range located just north of Missoula. With beautiful vistas overlooking the Mission Mountain Range of the Northern Rockies, Doug met the students to help them with the landscaper’s helpful tool, The Photographer’s Ephemeris, to capture the twilight and waxing…
  • A Second Season of Shooting Dragonflies in Natural Light: Three New Lessons Learned – Guest Article by Steve Russell

    website@rmsp.com
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Dragonflies have survived since prehistoric times with their extraordinary hunting prowess and prolific procreation (I highly recommend the excellent You Tube video, “Sky Hunters,” to drive home just how remarkable they are). But as a macro photographer I am drawn to them because of their vast array of colors, their always-surprising behaviors, and the fact that with their size they can fill the frame of a telephoto lens shot relatively close. It is the peak of my second full season of shooting dragonflies and the opportunities for variety still seem endless. There are three upgrades…
  • Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 7

    website@rmsp.com
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Since the course is past the midpoint, it should be all down hill from here, right? Well, not exactly for the Summer Intensive students in Week 7. Starting on Monday, they dove right into their regular curricular rotations. Output labs this week had the students practicing and producing all of the techniques that have been taught thus far about digitally printing their own work on Epson printers. Printing in general is a fine art form in itself and they began creating works of art in physical form from their original image files. This will all come in handy for the final projects the students…
  • Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 6

    website@rmsp.com
    10 Jul 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Here in Week 6, it’s been a busy post-holiday-weekend week for the Summer Intensive students. Talk about hitting the ground running! First off, mid-term slideshows were due and each of the students spent time individually with their Photo Studies instructor, Tony Rizzuto, for a comprehensive critique of their project. After receiving this constructive review, they’ll all have the opportunity to revise and share it with everyone in school next week at the “slideshow mixer” event. Congratulations to each of them for completing a major piece of their creative experience here in SI.
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  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review | Neocamera

    14 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ultra-zoom prosumer camera with a large 20 MP 1" CMOS sensor and stabilized 16X wide-angle optical-zoom lens. Records full 4K Ultra-HD at 30 FPS. High-speed 4K Photo-Mode and 12 FPS drive.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T5i Review | Neocamera

    17 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Entry-level DSLR. 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF. 5 FPS drive and full 1080p HD video. Single control-dial and 95% crop 0.85X magnification viewfinder in a comfortable and light-weight body.
  • Nikon 1 J5 Review | Neocamera

    9 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The 1 J5 introduces a new 20 megapixels 1" high-speed CMOS sensor in a compact body with dual control-dials, a traditional mode-dial and a tilting 3" touchscreen LCD. Continuous drive up to 60 FPS at full-resolution, 4K Ultra-HD video capture and a 105-point on-sensor Phase-Detect AF system.
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Review | Neocamera

    31 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The new E-M5 brings 40 megapixels Super-Resolution capture to Micro Four-Thirds while improving 5-axis image-stabilization and showing off a new 2.4 MP 0.5" EVF with Eye-Start Sensor. Native 16 MP drive @ 10 FPS and full 1080p HD @ 60 FPS.
  • Fuji XQ2 Review | Neocamera

    21 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Ultra-Compact Fuji premium camera. 12 MP 2/3" X-Trans CMOS II sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF. Ultra-Bright F/1.8 wide-angle 4X optical-zoom. Dual control-dials, 3" LCD and built-in WiFi.
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  • Photo Tips: [Breaking] The Rule of Thirds

    RalphVelasco
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:13 am
      Photo Tips: [Breaking] The Rule of Thirds The Rule of Thirds is a fundamental technique of photographic composition, and to be clear, composition is how we decide to arrange the elements in a scene, within the four edges of the frame.  (Hint: It’s just as important what you include in the frame as what you exclude from it). Do remember, though, that all “rules” in photography are made to be broken, so be sure to experiment and try new and different things as often as possible.  I truly believe in the importance of the Rule of Thirds, but I’ll be the first to…
  • Unique Dining Experiences WithLocals.com

    RalphVelasco
    12 Jun 2015 | 4:42 pm
      Dining WithLocals.com   Fresh ingredients just waiting to be made into something special.   Recently, while in Barcelona, Spain, I was invited to have a unique dining experience by a relatively new service that matches travelers with local hosts interested in sharing their cooking expertise.  The service is called WithLocals.com, and they also specialize in providing tours and other activities with locals, in fact their tagline is “Connecting people through food and experiences.”   Mon, a Barcelona resident, preparing a meal for us via WithLocals.com.
  • Biking Around Hoi An, Vietnam

    RalphVelasco
    10 May 2015 | 3:28 am
      Riding Bikes Around Hoi An, Vietnam   Enjoying a bike ride around the outskirts of Hoi An, Vietnam.   One of the things I love to do with my groups is to get them out into the countryside.  Here, on a recent scouting trip to Vietnam, we rented bikes and rode into the outskirts of Hoi An, which is also known as the City of Lanterns.   Man working with his water buffalo, near Hoi An, Vietnam.   It’s so interesting the everyday scenes of life that can be encountered, and photographed, on these trips, just by pulling over as these opportunities present…
  • Ralph Velasco Introduces Mexico’s Copper Canyon

    RalphVelasco
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
      An Introduction to Mexico’s Copper Canyon by Ralph Velasco     Enjoy this short video of Ralph introducing one of the great train rides of the world through Mexico’s Copper Canyon. Believe it or not, “El Chepe,” as it’s known, is the only passenger train in all of Mexico. And consider joining Ralph this August 7 – 16, 2015, for a small group cultural tour of Mexico’s Copper Canyon.  There you’ll experience the natural wonders of lakes, waterfalls and gorgeous landscapes, along with the Tarahumara people and their extremely…
  • Podcast Interview with Ralph Velasco on the jpeg2RAW Podcast

    RalphVelasco
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
      Mike Howard interviews Ralph Velasco on the jpeg2RAW Photography Podcast     Ralph was recently interviewed on jpeg2RAW, which is a photography podcast hosted by amateur photographer Mike Howard.  Mike asked some really great questions which garnered some interesting insights from Ralph. Simply click the image above to listen to the show.
 
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  • fatqueerbabee: “To all the girls whose thighs touch, with...

    2 Aug 2015 | 6:16 pm
    fatqueerbabee: “To all the girls whose thighs touch, with stretchmarks laid like gold across their backside, with bellies too full for any inadequate hands, thank goddess for your abundance.” —Kim Katrin Crosby
  • ‘She is a traditional woman. She feels dreamed about.’

    2 Aug 2015 | 6:15 pm
    ‘She is a traditional woman. She feels dreamed about.’
  • A Colonized Ally Meets a Decolonized Ally: This is What They Learn by Lynn Gehl

    2 Aug 2015 | 2:24 pm
    A Colonized Ally Meets a Decolonized Ally: This is What They Learn by Lynn Gehl: 1. A colonized ally stands in the front.  A decolonized ally stands behind.2. A colonized ally stands behind an oppressive patriarchy.  A decolonized ally stands behind women and children.3. A colonized ally makes assumptions about the process.  A decolonized ally values there may be principles in the process they are not aware of.4. A colonized ally wants knowledge now!  A decolonized ally values their own relationship to the knowledge.5. A colonized ally finds an Indigenous token.  A decolonized ally is…
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    2 Aug 2015 | 2:20 pm
  • queerandpresentdanger: There’s this weirdness around body positivity for queer men, where, when we...

    2 Aug 2015 | 2:20 pm
    queerandpresentdanger: There’s this weirdness around body positivity for queer men, where, when we to validate and support fatness it is usually on women (which is totally 100% legit), but that same support doesn’t extend to fat men. There is this pseudo positive rhetoric around “thickness” and “curves”, but those euphemisms bring to mind specific body types of acceptable fatness. I think there are lots of really good reasons why fat and body positive discourse centers women– because they are undeniably the ones who bear the brunt of body policing and body fascism– the reason…
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  • F-Stops – Give Yourself Options

    Mike Moats
    2 Aug 2015 | 3:50 am
     If you are new to macro photography and having a hard time deciding which f/stop to use when shooting a subject, just shoot a wide range from the smallest f/stop number to the highest f/stop number, and than decide what worked out the best when you get home. The smallest numbers will give you the least amount in focus and the highest number will give you the most in focus. Here is the first shot using the smallest f/stop with my Tamron 90 at f/2.8. _______________________________________________________________ Next I used f/8. Adds a little more in focus.
  • Writing Articles For Photo Magazines

    Mike Moats
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:26 am
    As a pro nature photographer, part of my business is to submit articles to photo magazines, and I’ve been very fortunate to have many articles published. I am good at teaching people how to become better macro photographers, but I am not a good writer, as I was a below average english student. I’m sure my english teachers from high school would roll in their graves if they knew I have had articles published in major photo magazines. I should spend more time writing and submitting articles to magazines, but writing is my least favorite part of being a pro photographer. Here is a…
  • Speaking Tonight

    Mike Moats
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:37 am
    I’ll be presenting the keynote program for the SWMCC Photo Weekend tonight, held at the Knickerbocker Theatre in Holland, Michigan.  Should be tons of fun, and speaking on creating great macro images.  Program starts at 7:30.
  • Last Day for 40% Off Topaz Adjust

    Mike Moats
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Originally posted on Mike Moats: Topaz Adjust is one of our most popular plugins, giving users the tools to reveal the magic in their images by adding dramatic contrast, incredible detail and vivid color. Remember that flat and boring photo you thought would be great? Re-open it and use Adjust to reveal its true potential! See for yourself how satisfying it feels when you can bring out the best in your photography using Topaz Adjust. The discount will be for 40% off ($20 discount), reducing the price to $29.99 for the month of July. The coupon code is: JULYADJUSClick on the link below to…
  • Think Tank Photo has two new photo backpacks

    Mike Moats
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:35 am
    Originally posted on Mike Moats: Think Tanks new Trifecta 10 photo backpacks is designed for DSLRs, and the Trifecta 8 is designed for mirrorless. Our friends at Think Tank Photo have just released two new backpacks designed to allow you three different ways to get at your three “workhorse” lenses.  The Trifecta 10 is designed for DSLR systems, and the Trifecta 8 is designed for mirrorless systems. These innovative backpacks sling for side access from both the left and right. They are the perfect carrying solution for when you are on the move and don’t want to have to take off your…
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    Steve G. Bisig Photography

  • Portrait of a Rhododendron, 2014

    Steve
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:33 pm
    A close-up black and white photograph of a rhododendron flower in bloom at the Fort Columbia State Park, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest black and white nature photography series. Purchase Print The post Portrait of a Rhododendron, 2014 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Ramp to Nowhere, Seattle, Washington, 2013

    Steve
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of an unfinished freeway ramp (circa 1972) from SR520 near the shores of Lake Washington at the Washington Park Arboretum at Montlake, Seattle, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest black and white urban photography series. Purchase Print The post Ramp to Nowhere, Seattle, Washington, 2013 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Old Building, Grand Coulee, Washington, 2013

    Steve
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    A photograph of an old building along Spokane Way in Grand Coulee, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest urban photography series. Purchase Print The post Old Building, Grand Coulee, Washington, 2013 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Old Barn, McManamy Road, Ellensburg, Washington, 2011

    Steve
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    A black and white photograph of an old barn along McManamy Road in rural Kittitas County near Ellensburg, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest / Washington State black and white rural photography series. Purchase Print The post Old Barn, McManamy Road, Ellensburg, Washington, 2011 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Old Barn and Tractor, Riverbottom Rd, Kittitas County, Washington

    Steve
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of an old barn and tractor off of Riverbottom Road in Kittitas County near Ellensburg, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest black and white rural photography series. Purchase Print The post Old Barn and Tractor, Riverbottom Rd, Kittitas County, Washington appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
 
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    PHOTO JOURNEY

  • Karachi Bakery’s Fruit Biscuits || The melt-in-the-mouth Yumminess

    1 Aug 2015 | 9:42 pm
    We are blessed that Vibha’s cousin Bhuwan lives in Hyderabad. Hyderabad means great biryanis and of course Karachi Bakery. To say that the Bakery is famous will be a gross understatement. To say that its goods are some of the most coveted food items in Hyderabad, will also be an understatement. One statement that I would still like to make is that we love its Fruit Biscuits.Whenever Bhuwan visits Delhi, he knows that he needs to carry at least three boxes of Karachi Bakery’s Fruit Biscuits – one for us, one for Nishant, and one for my Parents-in-law. We are a family crazy about these…
  • Create a Panaroma with minimum efforts in Photoshop Elements

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Click Here to see more details...- Click photographs of the same plane (Height) ... Make sure that there is some scene-overlapping in photographs clicked by moving left to right or vice-versa.- Download the Photographs into a folder- Launch PSE-Editor- Go to File>New>Panorama Photomerge- It will open a dialog where you need to specify the files from which you want to create a Panorama.- Click OK and you will get a Panoramic view of the location...****NOTE****- Use Tripod to click the picks if you have... You can click without tripod but need to take care of height...- Click the…
  • Kayani Bakery’s Shrewsbury biscuits || Are they worth all the shor-sharaba?

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Last year, when we visited Pune, my wife, Vibha, was after everyone’s life to pay a visit to the famous Kayani Bakery. “We need to buy the Shrewsbury biscuits,” came the answer when I asked her why? I had never heard of Shrewsbury biscuits, not even Kayani Bakery, so I couldn’t really understand what was the big deal.Shrewsbury biscuits were available in other Irani bakeries too, but Vibha was stuck on Kayani Bakery. So we had to make a plan to visit Camp, where Kayani Bakery is situated. But when we reached there, we found out that the bakery is closed on Sunday. And it was Sunday…
  • The Great Indian Chai Experience || Kailash Chandra Jain tea shop at Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:26 am
    Recently I was out with blogger friends for #TeaTrails experience by Le Meridien and we hit this 70+ years old tea shop in Old Delhi. This shop is located in Chandni Chowk, on the main road which is just opposite to Red Fort. Still this shop is serving hundreds of tea lovers in Delhi. This Photo Journey shares more about the tea they serve and folks behind this.READ MORE =>>
  • Biking is super fun in San Francisco || California Diaries by Deepak Gupta

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:24 am
    This year in February, I, with many of my friends and colleagues from office, got a chance to visit San Francisco for a conference. The duration was of one week. It was a tightly packed schedule and we were determined to make the most out of it.Biking was one of the agendas that was in our minds. Few people in our group had already heard good things about it. On Sunday afternoon, we started our hunt for a good and relatively cheaper shop from where we could rent the bikes.READ MORE =>>
 
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    All About Images Blog

  • Canon Introduces New Closet Cam

    Mark Mizen
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:46 am
    Canon has introduced the new MH20F-SH camera designed specifically for taking photos in closets. With an ISO rating of 4,000,000, this camera is capable of shooting in near total darkness. According to Canon’s Director of Marketing, I. C. Hu, “Customers have an overwhelming desire to know what is going on in closets. Now they can take photos.”
  • All About Satire

    Mark Mizen
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:25 am
    I recently read about the death of satire. I hope satire is not dead. Here are some of my favorite posts: North Korea Shrinks Nuclear Weapons North Korea Photoshop War Creative Memories to Embrace Healthy Eating Smartphone Voter Protection Act SanDisk Launches New Product to Lose More Images New camera shoots 4.4 trillion selfies per second Ahni and Zoe to Sell Only Pink Albums Scrapbooking, the Doomsday Machine U.S. to Update $100 Bill Snowden Reveals Existence of NSA Billion Camera Program Lifetouch Reinforces One Child Policy Fuji develops new system to print kids artwork Canon Targets…
  • Online Photo Services

    Mark Mizen
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    Last week hackers compromised the photo processing service behind Costco, Sam’s Club, CVS, and other photo sites, shutting them down until early August. Fortunately, I do not have an urgent need for photo prints before then. This ability to shut down a major component of multiple companies highlights how vulnerable we have become to malicious online actions as well as the need to protect our files. I use Costco and have many photos stored on their site, but I also backup my photos; consequently, I am not too worried, and if I really need prints there is always the home inkjet printer.
  • Take Safe Selfies

    Mark Mizen
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    The selfie situation in Russia is even more dire than in the United States. In response to a number of deaths the Russian Interior Ministry has released Take Safe Selfies. (English translation above). A teenager from the Ryazan district wanted to take a picture of himself on the rails and got caught on an electric wire. The shock made him fall off the bridge; he died on the way to the hospital. A 21-year-old Moscow woman accidentally shot herself in the head with a non-lethal pistol, as she tried to take a striking selfie. A 9th grade student from Moscow died while taking a selfie. He…
  • Public Service Announcement – If you’re going to take a selfie, don’t do it standing next to a bison

    Mark Mizen
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:31 pm
    It should be obvious, but apparently it is not. Please do not stand next to a bison when taking a selfie. Also avoid bears, lions, rhinoceroses and any other wild animal that can cause serious injury. You’re welcome. For more on this story see Bison injures woman posing for selfie at Yellowstone and Stop taking selfies with bison.
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    The ProShow Blog

  • Getting Started with ProShow Gold 7

    Dylan
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:34 am
    New to ProShow Gold? Check out this quick run-through of the software that will get you up and running with your first slideshow in just a few minutes. Learn how to add photos and videos, choose music and FX and output your finished show. Download ProShow Gold and follow along! Start with the ProShow Wizard The Wizard is fast, easy and, basically builds a show for you with just a few clicks. When you open ProShow Gold, the very first thing you’ll see is the New Slide Show window. Select the Wizard icon, and click the Create button to get started. Step 1. Add some content. Begin building…
  • NECC 2015 Semi-Finalist Video Slideshow Showcase

    Photodex
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    We teamed up with Sigma and the New England Camera Club Council to put together this video showcasing the 40 semi-finalists in the Sigma Showcase Photo Contest held during the 70th annual NECCC conference last week. In the end the judges selected one grand prize and two runners up. See the winning images below. Video slideshow made with ProShow Producer. Download a free trial here. Congratulations to the winners and all the semi-finalists! Grand Prize Winner Jacqueline Crosson for her image “Windsurfer”. She won a Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens. Runners Up Erik Landegren for his…
  • Getting the Shot: Magical Floating Lights

    Photodex
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:39 am
    Today’s guest post comes from photographer Lindsay Helms. Watch one of Lindsay’s latest ProShow slideshows here. A couple months back I came up with a concept for a final image: a glass jar releasing (or capturing) magic. I have a nostalgic memory of capturing fireflies as a kid and I wanted to show how that felt. To a child, fireflies are so much more than just little bugs trying to mate, they are these magical creatures, maybe even magic itself. With this in mind, I took a mason jar and stuffed a bunch of white Christmas lights inside. I took a photo while the lights were being…
  • Spotlighted Show: Lindsay Helms Photography

    Amanda
    10 Jul 2015 | 4:08 am
    Lindsay Helms has a way with animals (and people for that matter) that shines through in her photography. We took one look at her work and fell in love with her images, each one telling such a beautiful story. Watch a ProShow slideshow of her work and learn more about Lindsay below. Lindsay Helms Photography Portfolio Reel Love the look of this show? To re-create the look in your shows, use the ‘Always’ theme (a free download for ProShow Gold, Producer and also available in ProShow Web). Song: Dimples by Dennis Turbide (available in the ProShow music library) About Lindsay Helms…
  • ProShow 7 Training: Using the Download FX and Content Feature

    Dylan
    9 Jul 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Learn how to use the Download FX and Content feature in ProShow 7. This video walks you through the process and shows you how to get tons of free FX, backgrounds, borders and more to use in your slideshows. Learn more about ProShow 7 and upgrade today!  
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    Mobile Website Design Portfolio | StylePeterson.com

  • A New Web Design Portfolio Is Born

    StylePeterson
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:46 pm
    WebDesignPortfolio.us In keeping with the business mission, my original web design portfolio has moved from newark1.com to webdesignportfolio.us, a domain name that better describes what I do. My freelance web design business has been in operation for nearly two decades, growing and adapting to the changes in the Internet and related technologies. My new web design portfolio focuses on how we are helping small businesses to adapt and benefit from the potential the Web provides for online marketing. Visit webdesignportfolio.us! -Don Peterson The post A New Web Design Portfolio Is Born appeared…
  • Google Photos for Moi?

    StylePeterson
    14 Jun 2015 | 1:21 am
    Google Photos is yet another new way to share personal information online. It allows you to store your entire collection of digital photographs online. In fact, you can upload them directly from smartphones, tablets and other media devices.  However, consider this: When you take a photo with a smartphone or tablet and upload it to Google Photos (or Flickr, or Dropbox, Picasa, Facebook, etc.) you are not only uploading a digital photo, but also its EXIF metadata and possibly GPS metadata as well. That gives Google and other companies the ability to tell the time and date each photo was taken…
  • Web Design Portfolio Re-Design

    StylePeterson
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:49 pm
    A Web Design Portfolio Made Mobile Friendly I invite you to check out our latest web design project. This web design portfolio is our original website that has been online for close to eighteen years. It has seen a major redesign three times in that period. However, this fourth redesign was made necessary by the need to be mobile-friendly (meeting Google’s requirements in the process). We created a design that works fluidly on smartphones, iPhones and tablets, while remaining fully compatible with desktop computers. Click here to visit our newly upgraded Mobile Friendly Web Design…
  • Convey Emotion With Your Website Colors!

    StylePeterson
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:27 am
    Color gives life and emotion to websites when used artfully. Typically, we learn about complimentary and contrasting colors and the theory of the color wheel at some point in our formal education. However, a true artist, making a short tour of a botanical garden, realizes that these “laws of color” are broken in nature all the time, with very pleasing results. Indeed, those who are observant will find some of the most fascinating applications of unique color palettes in landscapes, and flora and fauna of all types. Our Creator is the Master of Design, and is certainly not limited by the…
  • Mobile Friendly – A Primer

    StylePeterson
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    What Is A Mobile-Friendly Website? A mobile-friendly website is one that displays legible, properly formatted, easy-to-navigate web pages on all mobile web devices such as smartphones, iPhones, iPads and tablets. A mobile-friendly website is developed with the needs and limitations of smartphones and iPhones addressed in a way that provides a pleasant viewing experience. This includes: Mobile friendly websites are legible and easy-to-read on tiny smartphone screens. The default text size is large enough to be read easily by most viewers. Backgrounds are free of distracting patterns and…
 
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    Scottish Wedding Photographer Alan Hutchison Photography

  • A Glenbervie House Wedding with a little bit of Audrey Hepburn Style Glam

    Morag
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    A Glenbervie House Wedding with a little bit of Audrey Hepburn Style Glam Today’s blog post sees us back at one of our favourite venues for another Glenbervie House Wedding – this time for the wedding of Rachael and Cameron, a couple who we had met previously at another Glenbervie Wedding we had photographed a couple of years ago. As Scottish Wedding photographers it’s always nice to  start the day at a beautiful Scottish church and St. Mary’s Church in Lanark is a fine example.  What an absolute delight of a church to work in – someone on the day said it is…
  • Two Fantastic Wedding Venues – Dollarbeg Castle and Solsgirth House

    Alan Hutchison
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:54 am
    Two Fantastic Wedding Venues – Dollarbeg Castle and Solsgirth House Scottish wedding photographers LOVE a grand venue for creating fantastic wedding photographs and we were spoiled for Margaret and Graham’s wedding as we had two fantastic venues in Dollarbeg Castle and Solsgirth House for capturing stunning photographs for Margaret and Graham. The day started with Margaret and her team of beautiful bridesmaids at Dollarbeg Castle where the make up artist and hairdresser were working their magic on the ladies.  It was a first time visit for us at Dollarbeg Castle and we were mighty…
  • Weddings at Blair Castle – Emily and Richard

    Alan Hutchison
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:07 am
    Weddings at Blair Castle – Emily and Richard Weddings at Blair Castle are always something very special – it’s a venue that is draped in history and grandeur, so we were delighted last year to be invited by Emily and Richard to capture their wedding at this stunning historical Perthshire Wedding Venue. Blair Castle  is set in the deepest Perth countryside right at the foot of the Highlands.   It is steeped in history and is a “must visit” place if ever you are in that neck of the woods.  It is surely one of the best wedding venues in Scotland and as a Scottish…
  • Wedding of the Year 2014 Winners – Carrie and Nik

    Alan Hutchison
    14 Feb 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Wedding of the Year 2014 Winners – Carrie and Nik Wedding of the Year 2014 – Alan Hutchison Photography Well the votes are in and counted and we are delighted to announce that the Winners of our Wedding of the Year 2014 are Carrie and Nik Rankin! Carrie and Nik win a stunning 30” Acrylic Fine Art Frame of their favourite image from their wedding PLUS their choice of an Ebony+Ivory Portrait Shoot OR a Boudoir Photography Shoot with Morag and her Allure Boudoir Photography Team. From that shoot they will also receive a stunning 20” Acrylic Fine Art Frame of their favourite image…
  • Vote for our Wedding of the Year 2014 – Amazing Prizes to be Won!

    Alan Hutchison
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:34 am
    Vote for our Wedding of the Year 2014 – Amazing Prizes to be Won! VOTE FOR OUR WEDDING OF THE YEAR 2014 – £4500 of prizes to be won! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE WEDDING COUPLE OF 2014 AND ENTER OUR FREE PRIZE DRAW Alan Hutchison Photography is proud to present our Wedding Couples of 2014 – Now is the time to select who should win our “Wedding of the Year” award – Which Wedding has the most WOW? – Who rocked their wedding images? – Or quite simply Who threw the best party? THE TOP PRIZE – The Winning Wedding Couple will be named…
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    LensRentals Blog

  • Quick MTF of the Tokina 24-70 f/2.8 PRO Fx

    Roger Cicala
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:58 am
    Courtesy Tokina, USA Tokina is releasing a new competitor in the 24-70mm f/2.8 standard zoom lens group. It's a reasonably sized lens, having an 82mm diameter front ring, measuring 4.25 inches long, and weighing 2.2 pounds. That's just a bit smaller and lighter than the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC USD or Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 Mk II L lenses, a bit shorter and heavier than the Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 AF-S G. Of course there is an ultrasonic motor and 9 bladed aperture assembly. The Tokina has 15 elements in 11 groups with 3 molded aspheric and 3 ultra-low dispersion glass elements. The release price is…
  • A Quick Look at the New Sigma 24-35 f/2 Art

    Roger Cicala
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:51 am
    Image Courtesy Sigma USA   I generally do MTF testing on multiple copies of a given lens so that I can present the averages, look at sample variation, and stuff like that. I'm always aware that looking at any single copy of a lens, especially a zoom lens, gives only a limited prediction of how other copies might look. But sometimes a limited prediction is still pretty exciting. As luck would have it, I was able to get a single copy of the Sigma 24-35mm f/2.0 DG HSM Art lens for testing today. It will be a week before we have enough copies to begin doing out multiple copy tests, so I…
  • 24-70 f/2.8 Zoom MTF and Variation

    Roger Cicala
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    We've finished, mostly, our fairly long series of articles on SLR prime lens variation. We started with prime lenses for several reasons. They are much quicker (and quicker is a relative term here) to test than zooms. They are simpler lenses and we expected that meant they would have less variation. We learned a lot doing the prime lenses and now feel we're ready to start looking into the more complex of zoom lenses. Before we get ready, there are a few things that have to be mentioned. Many zoom shooters like to say their zoom is 'as good as a prime'. It may be, depending upon what focal…
  • Using the Zacuto Zgrip Relocator for C100 with the Movi M5

    Justin Kelly
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:27 am
    We are currently teaming up with our friends over at Zacuto as a part of the #withmycamera Giveaway. Today, you can win a $600 LensRentals.com Rental Credit as well as a $1250 Zacuto Gift Card! Check out all the details here! I think this would be a great opportunity to talk about one of my favorite ways in which Zacuto helps me get the job done. Two of my favorite products would have to be the Movi M5 and Canon C100. I shoot mostly weddings, so the C100 is the perfect option for me, with its Dual Pixel AF, C-log, built-in ND, and incredible low-light performance. The Movi M5 gives me an…
  • Supertelephoto MTF Curves

    Roger Cicala
    25 Jul 2015 | 8:39 am
    Brandon has accomplished much during his summer with us, including several things I never thought we'd be able to do. One of those things was measuring the MTF of supertelephoto lenses on our optical bench. A vertical bench just isn't designed to handle the mass of those big lenses and technically isn't supposed to be able to test anything over 200mm focal length. Brandon found some workarounds that allowed us to get accurate MTF readings on a number of supertelephoto lenses.     Some of the workarounds are simple. For example, there's a lot more vibration with a big, long lens. So…
 
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    Art Wolfe » Blog

  • Print of the Month for August

    Art Wolfe
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:31 am
    Sunlight filters through early morning mist in the forests of Washington State’s Mount Rainier National Park. I was particularly taken with the soothing atmospheric tones, the lacy geometry of the alpine firs, and the subtle shadows and layering of this new print. Save 20% on any Alpine Dawn print purchased this month! They are printed on EPSON Premium Photo Luster paper using archival EPSON Ultrachrome inks, and I hand sign them with a silver acid-free pen.  
  • Mount Rainier

    Art Wolfe
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    When running a workshop it is critical never to be absolutely locked into a schedule. Before heading up to Mount Rainier last week, we looked at the weather forecast; there was a possibility of rain on the weekend so we changed around our shooting schedule and did our sunrise shoot at Reflection Lake first thing on Friday. Even then we were concerned that the mountain would be concealed by the surrounding mist but we were pleasantly surprised when the fog lifted for a moment and the golden rays of the sun burst through.
  • New CreativeLive Class with Art Wolfe!

    Art Wolfe
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
    July is Outdoor Photography Month at CreativeLive! I take you on a photo tour of incredible destinations and explain my artistic workflow in “Maximizing the Potential of Remote Locations: Arctic to Antarctic“. Do you want to travel to any of the remote locations I mention? Check out the Events page. Also, through July 31st get 30% off all online courses at CreativeLive!  
  • Travels to the Edge: Music in the Japan Episode

    Art Wolfe
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    Here is a list of composers and musicians featured in Japan: Hokkaido and Honshu. Many of them don’t have websites, but you can find their music on various internet music sites. Pascal Bournet Jakko M. Jakszyk Richard Harvey Christophe Delabre Morita Makoto Clive Bell & Rie Yanagisawa Gekka-Dan Gregor Narholz Yoofu Osamu Koganei Akinori Inaba Paul Clarvis
  • Palouse

    Art Wolfe
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:44 am
    Escaping the heat in Seattle, we had a great workshop last weekend with a group in Palouse, Washington. The views from Steptoe and Kamiak Buttes are spectacular and I particularly love the graceful lines created by the rolling hills covered in wheat accentuated by the subtle shadows cast by passing clouds. In the small town of Palouse we were able to work on abstracts, photographing old window screens, glass blocks, and rusted metal.
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    SIGMA Blog

  • Philip Wen: August’s Sigma SuperFan

    Sigma
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    Philip Wen, of Redondo Beach, California, is our #SigmaSuperFan for August! A hobbyist who originally picked up a DSLR upon learning he'd be a father, he owns a number of Sigma lenses including the 10-20mm, 30mm F1.4 EX DG HSM and the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens, which he uses to capture special moments in his family's life. We spent a few minutes talking to the newest member of the SuperFan Winner's Circle. The post Philip Wen: August’s Sigma SuperFan appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • Boudoir Photography Session 3: Posing Flow

    Jennifer Rozenbaum
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    In the third episode, Sigma Pro Jen Rozenbaum offers advice on creating poses that transition seamlessly without wasting time and shooting […] The post Boudoir Photography Session 3: Posing Flow appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • Working with Children Video Series: Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art

    Judy Host
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Sigma Pro Judy Host offers great tips for photographing children, from Maternity through teen years in this new video series. […] The post Working with Children Video Series: Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • Wedding Photography: Using Prime Lenses

    admin
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Many photographers have a certain style when it comes to photographing weddings, and that has a lot to do with […] The post Wedding Photography: Using Prime Lenses appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • First Look: dp0 Quattro

    Patrick Santucci
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:25 am
    The fourth addition to the dp Quattro lineup, the dp0 Quattro, is the widest dp camera using a 14mm F4 […] The post First Look: dp0 Quattro appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
 
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    SonyAlphaLab.com

  • Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens Review – With Conversion Lenses!

    Jay
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:34 pm
    In this Sony FE 28mm f/2 lens review (sel28f2) I will go everything you need to know using hands-on experience and tons of sample photos! I also had both conversion lenses for the review which includes the 21mm f/2.8 Ultra-Wide Angle Lens (sel075uwc) and the 16mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens converter (sel057fec). The Sony FE 28mm […]
  • SonyAlphaLab – How to Use the Website, Updates, and Other Resources..

    Jay
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Hi everybody and welcome to SonyAlphaLab.com! This website is dedicated to Sony Alpha Camera and lens Reviews in particular, but will also cover other gear from time to time as well. I recently reviewed the Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II, for example, and I have a Yuneec Typhoon Q500 Quadcopter currently in the lab.  I […]
  • Sony Alpha A7R II – Full Breakdown

    Jay
    13 Jun 2015 | 7:02 am
    So lets break this new Sony Alpha A7r II down properly now that we have all digested the initial announcement hype and so fourth…. The $3198 US price tag is starting to become an issue on the web, but we must remember that the original A7r cost $2298 US when it first came out. Then […]
  • New Sony Alpha A7r II, Cyber-shot RX10 II and RX100 IV Announced!!

    Jay
    10 Jun 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Sony just dropped a  bombshell of an announcement many of us have been long awaiting! The New Sony A7r II, RX10 II and RX100 IV have just officially been announced by Sony. Full Press re-leases below and I will update article with initial reviews and videos as I find them! First thing that jumped out […]
  • Sony FE 24-240mm OSS Lens Review – All-In-One Full Frame Coverage

    Jay
    10 Jun 2015 | 8:25 am
    In this full frame Sony E-Mount lens review I will cover the FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens in detail using real world photography and the lab for detailed testing!
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    Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

  • Fotobug - Episode 135 - Oil on Water Photography

    fotobug
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    Welcome to The Fotobug podcast number 135! In recent photographic news, researchers at Columbia University are developing an iOS app that would make it easier for consumers to capture bullet time sequences.  A vast majority of Members of the European Parliament have voted to remove wording from a current copyright reform proposal that may have caused a lot of trouble for photographers. Tangerine, a feature film by Sean Baker, is headed for theaters on July 10th. was shot entirely on the iPhone 5,  It has been reported that Panasonic is developing a technology for refocusing an image after…
  • Fotobug - Episode 134 - Vanelli and Friends Cruise - Vincent Versace - Mike Moats

    fotobug
    12 Jul 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Welcome to part 2 of The Fotobug coverage of the Vanelli and Friends Photo Cruise.  In recent news, we goofed on the price of the new Sony Camera last podcast!  The price for the new Sony A7R II is $3198.  If you photograph or take videos with a UAV, take heart, if someone shoots down your craft, they could be in serious trouble! The White House has ended the ban on photography and Europe may make public photography more difficult - even illegal. GoPro has released a new camera - The Cube for $399. What is Trey Ratliff and Peake Design up to?  Stay tuned for the next podcast to find out!!
  • Fotobug - Episode 133 - Vanelli and Friends Cruise - Vanelli - Gary Farber

    fotobug
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Welcome to podcast number 133. In recent news, Adobe has released CC 2015 and the RAW convertor contains new features including a Dehaze function.  Adobe also reset previous trials in order to give users another 30 days to evaluate programs.  Sony has released a new full frame mirrorless camera called the A7R II which has a 42.4MP sensor. There are also a couple new crowd funding products including a portable microphone called the Instamic and a device that will automatically pan a camera to track a person or object carrying a tracking device called Soloshot. Jim just returned from a week…
  • Fotobug - Episode 132 - Alpine Labs Radian 2

    fotobug
    14 Jun 2015 | 11:30 am
    Thanks for tuning into the next Fotobug podcast!  In recent photo news, GoPro shows off a rig that controls 16 cameras to record mufti-angle footage for virtual reality uses, Google has announce a standalone service the separates the photo component of its Google Plus app and now available with unlimited free storage for 16MP and smaller images. GoPro has also introduced a new Hero+ camera with touchscreen and LCD for $299.  Another new app, Kolektio aims to simplify the process of images from a party or other event.  Five photographers have created the world’s larges high resolution…
  • Fotobug - Episode 131 - Smooth Moves DSLR Video

    fotobug
    31 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Thank you for tuning into podcast number 131!  In recent news, Microsoft releases its Hyperlapse algorithm as a new app to produce smooth timelapse videos.  If you like to share your images on various Internet services and are tired of uploading to each individually, there is a new service called Robots for Photos that is currently in beta - if you would like to get an invitation code, listen to the podcast for instructions!  Luka Esenko, our friend from Slovenia is coming out with an app to help you find the best location and time of day to capture optimum images.  Photographer Mary…
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    Feature Shoot

  • Photographer Gillian Laub on Segregated Proms and a Fight for Civil Rights

    Ellyn Kail
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:02 am
    On June 26th, Feature Shoot hosted the second edition of The BlowUp, a new quarterly event in which we ask a selected group of NYC photographers to each tell the stories behind one of their favorite images. This time, the theme was Subcultures, and Gillian Laub chose this shot, titled Prom Prince and Princess Dancing, from her work in Montgomery County, Georgia, which she has since published in the book and documentary film Southern Rites. Her journey began in 2002, when she first learned about the community’s segregated proms, in which teenagers were divided into a “white folks prom”…
  • Call for Entries: AI-AP’s International Motion Art Awards 4

    Ellyn Kail
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    As photography broadens its horizons, new opportunities for artists are cropping up around the world, including AI-AP’s International Motion Art Awards 4, or IMAA4, which celebrates and connects global creatives working across genres as diverse as photography, illustration, animation, and design. AI-AP presents many of the photographic community’s most prestigious juried awards, and the International Motion Art Awards is no exception. Each and every artist to submit will be viewed individually by AI-AP’s esteemed set of judges; all jurors may receive applicants’ contact information,…
  • Celebrity and Fashion Photographer Max Montgomery Talks Inspiration, Travel, and Heidi Klum (Sponsored by Squarespace)

    Ellyn Kail
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    From the Squarespace website of Max Montgomery For New York-based fashion and portrait photographer Max Montgomery, image-making is second-nature. When he isn’t shooting covers for leading magazines, he’s snapping away just for the joy of the craft, capturing candid and unfiltered moments in the lives of everyone from A-list celebrities to passersby on the street. Whether they’re commissioned or personal, Montgomery’s images capture what is alluring and fantastical about fashion and beauty while remaining true to the grit and serendipity of real life moments. The photographer’s…
  • Photographer Seeks Out Havana’s Cool Kids in ‘Cuban Millennials’

    Ellyn Kail
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:37 am
    Cristobal (22) has graduated with a degree in Fine Arts and is now working as a tattoo artist in Pinar del Río. Young Cubans are embracing foreign cultural trends more than at any other time. The fondness for tattoos is big and growing, despite the difficulty of tattoo artists to import the necessary equipment (needles, sterilizers, and ink). Recent reforms have not formally legalized the activity, although the first official tattoo studio has opened, attached to an urban art gallery in Havana . 22-year-old Shellys Mayara is a second-year student of the ISA (Instituto Superior de Arte), but…
  • Photographer Transforms His Kitchen Into a Skatepark for Fruits and Vegetables

    Ellyn Kail
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Since childhood, Paris-based photographer Benoit Jammes has held a passion for skateboarding and extreme sports; although throughout the years he has turned his attention towards his artistic pursuits, he has found a way to marry his boyhood passion and his current everyday life with Skitchen, a photographic investigation into the unknown and clandestine adventures of foods. While Jammes maintains the various produce and ingredients pictured in Skitchen do in fact come to life once we turn our backs, he does admit (when pressed) to a tiny bit of post-processing. For the most part, however,…
 
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    PhotographySILO.com

  • iPhone watch officially the Apple watch is a photographer’s BEST Friend

    Lawrence
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:11 pm
    With the release of what most people still cost the iPhone watch, the craze is considerably at a minimum compared to what you normally witness when a new iPhone is released. The perceived lack of craze of the Apple watch is possibly due to the Only order online strategy Apple employed for the iPhone watch […] The post iPhone watch officially the Apple watch is a photographer’s BEST Friend appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Peak Design Slide

    Lawrence
    26 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Looks like a normal strap with the exception of the ingenious patented Anchor Link ® connection that allows for easy attachment and detachment of the camera. If you are one of the many kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peak-design/slide-and-clutch-versatile-camera-sling-and-hand-s/description backers, then you know the Peak Design Slide is far from a normal camera strap. Upon initial examination, […] The post Peak Design Slide appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • lily camera hands on live demo with PhotographySILO.com

    Lawrence
    16 May 2015 | 12:59 am
    As all of you photographers know, the days of being only a photographer has long past with the introduction of video built into today’s modern DSLRS. I must say that I am a happy adapter into this new service offering of Cinema at http://www.LawrenceAtienza.com. With the most recent boom in drones in the world of […] The post lily camera hands on live demo with PhotographySILO.com appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Nova off camera flash for iPhone

    Lawrence
    13 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Pure amazement that a flash is now available for  iPhones. We are no longer bound by the ugly on camera flash of our iPhones. I love how there is flexibility to change the white balance from cool to warm. The Nova app is easy to use. The test button is similar to the […] The post Nova off camera flash for iPhone appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Hot off the Press – “Throw-and-Shoot” Camera, Lily, Debuts Available for Pre-Order on May 12

    Lawrence
    12 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    A few days ago, I was fortunate enough to meet Antoine, the CEO of Lily for a media preview of Lily. Even though it was just a prototype, I must say that I am thoroughly impressed with it’s potential for use in not only in a personal capacity while out on the beach surfing or […] The post Hot off the Press – “Throw-and-Shoot” Camera, Lily, Debuts Available for Pre-Order on May 12 appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
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    The Photo Argus

  • 40+ Tips for Mountain Landscape Photography

    Argus
    9 Jul 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Mountains are some of the most majestic landscape subjects in photography. With their towering peaks, ever changing weather and light, and massive appearance, taking good mountain landscape photos is no easy task. There are... The post 40+ Tips for Mountain Landscape Photography appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • 13 Helpful Tutorials & Tips For Taking Great Fireworks Photos

    Argus
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:17 pm
    The 4th of July is just around the corner and for many of us that means getting out the camera and trying our hand at taking a few great fireworks photos. The window of... The post 13 Helpful Tutorials & Tips For Taking Great Fireworks Photos appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • 23 Beautiful Pictures of Puffins

    Argus
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:48 am
    Puffins are beautiful seabirds with a colorful beak during mating season and a preference for nesting in crevices and rocks along coastal cliffs or offshore islands. Because of their living environment and fast flight... The post 23 Beautiful Pictures of Puffins appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • 230 Free Lightroom Presets You Will Love

    Marc Andre
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    Speeding up your post processing workflow will allow you to spend more of your time taking photographs and less time editing them in Lightroom and/or Photoshop. For Lightroom users, making use of develop presets... The post 230 Free Lightroom Presets You Will Love appeared first on The Photo Argus.
 
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    ISO 1200 Magazine | Photography Video blog for photographers

  • Visual Flow: Mastering the Art of Composition with Ian Plant

    2 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    In this presentation, Ian teaches you how to see the world in ways you never before imagined, drawing lessons from his critically-acclaimed hit book "Visual Flow: Mastering the Art of Composition." Visual Flow unlocks the composition secrets of the great masters, giving you the keys to create compelling and artistic photographs that will stand out from the crowd. Ian Plant Photography: 
  • Interview With Fashion Photographer Michael Woloszynowicz

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    A sit down with Rob Grimm of RGG EDU and Michael Woloszynowicz from Vibrant Shot Photography. This is an interview included in the Complete Guide To Fashion & Beauty Photography & High-End Retouching released by RGG EDU with educator and photographer Michael Woloszynowicz. To preview more free parts of this tutorial, check out the RGG EDU page here: goo.gl/pWcUxb <!-- End BuySellAds Zone
  • BTS of the 2015 Toyota Camry Parade and Night Market print ad shoots.

    1 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    Behind the scenes of the 2015 Toyota Camry Parade and Night Market print ad shoots. Shot by Brandon Lippard Edited by Luke Thomas Camera - Blackmagic Pocket Agency - Intertrend Text and video via davehillphoto.com <!-- End BuySellAds Zone Code -->
  • Guest Post: Vacuum packing band portrait! by Manchul Kim

    1 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Our guest post by Manchul Kim: Not so long ago, I was asked for a band sugardonut’s portrait and a picture to serve as a show poster. While looking for a more fun concept, I decided to do a vacuum-packing. I told the band members to bring cherished belongings and used the preordered large vinyl and vacuum cleaner to make vacuum packs and shooted. The leader of the last team had a problem
  • Off-camera flash: The Coolest Photography Hack on Earth for only $5

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:06 am
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    Admiring Light

  • Review: Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T*

    Jordan Steele
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:46 pm
    Zeiss has an interesting strategy when it comes to the Sony FE mount. There are three lines of Zeiss lenses.  The first, is a joint venture with Sony to co-design native lenses such as the FE 16-35mm f/4 and FE 55mm f/1.8.  Then there’s Zeiss’ autofocus Batis line, and finally the small manual focus Loxia line.  As of this writing the Loxia lineup consists only of two lenses: A 50mm f/2 Planar and the lens reviewed today: the 35mm f/2 Biogon.  Both lenses are native E-Mount lenses, and both are digitally optimized designs that were slightly modified from the existing ZM line…
  • Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR

    Jordan Steele
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Fuji’s hard work at fleshing out their X series lineup continues at a frantic pace.  Today I review the brand new XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR, a lens that has the field of view of the classic 135mm long-portrait lens that has been a staple of many systems over the years. The 90mm f/2 completes Fuji’s standard prime kit, and has been highly anticipated.  Early reports point to this lens being simply stunning, so I was eager to get my hands on it.  Let’s dive in. The Fuji XF 90mm f/2 R WRIf you’re not familiar with my reviews, I review from a real world shooting…
  • Review: Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

    Jordan Steele
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:27 am
    Sony has been heavily concentrating on fleshing out the full frame E-mount system with quality lenses, which is something that they didn’t really do with their APS-C e-mount lineup. As such, less than two years after the introduction of the A7, the FE lineup has grown into a rather full featured system.  Today, I review the Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro, which fills two key niches in the system: a high quality macro lens and a short telephoto prime.  This is one of Sony’s top-tier ‘G’ lenses, and as such, expectations are high for good optical quality. The Sony 90mm f/2.8…
  • Macro Battle: Sony 90mm vs Olympus 60mm vs Fuji 60mm

    Jordan Steele
    12 Jul 2015 | 10:03 am
    So, a quick and fun little comparison for today.  I have the new Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro in for review this week, and should have that review up in the next few days.  So with one excellent macro lens in for review, I thought it would be fun to do a very quick and down and dirty comparison of this lens with the two macro lenses I own: the Fuji 60mm f/2.4 and the Olympus 60mm f/2.8.  Both are good, and the Olympus, mounted on my E-M5, is my personal go-to rig for macro shooting: it’s very small, light, has outstanding stabilization and brilliant optics.  So, how do the others…
  • Review: Fujifilm X-T10

    Jordan Steele
    11 Jul 2015 | 7:09 pm
    The Fujifilm X-T10 follows the tremendous success Fuji had with the first camera in the X-T series, the X-T1.  The X-T1 has been the X-Series flagship for a bit more than a year, and the X-T10 provides a lot of what made the X-T1 great in a smaller and much more affordable package. The X-T10 retails for only $799, body only: a full $500 less than the X-T1.  While the X-T10 doesn’t have quite the feature set of the X-T1, I’ve found it shares more in common with its big brother than one might expect given the large price disparity.  Let’s dive into the review and take a…
 
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    Steven W Smeltzer Blog

  • Scuba Diving Lanai First Cathedrals

    swsmeltzer@stevenwsmeltzer.com
    19 Jul 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Ahhh… Hawaii.  Back on the island of Maui and looking forward to some great diving.Light From AboveThe day began with a short ride over to the island of Lanai for our first dive at First Cathedrals.I am diving with Lahaina Divers, my favorite dive operator on the island.  I have been diving with them for almost 10 years and they are a great choice for scuba diving Lanai.First Cathedrals is a lava tube that rises to the surface of the ocean.  As the name implies there is a large underwater dome inside the lava tube with a number of openings where light shines down into the…
  • San Gabriel Fine Arts Association – MARINE / AQUATIC EXHIBITION

    swsmeltzer@stevenwsmeltzer.com
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:56 pm
    The San Gabriel Fine Arts Association is hosting an exhibit titled Marine / Aquatic Exhibition from April 14 to May 23.  The exhibit includes artwork that reflects a myriad of images and themes in the Marine/Aquatic environment including, Oceanic Scenery, Sea Animals, People at Sea, Marine Vessels and the Marine ecosystem.I will have several aluminum prints on display including:Star of IndiaStar of India              Predator – Hammerhead shark, Molokai HawaiiPredator – Hammerhead…
  • Into the Shadows; Sea Turtles; #takethepledge

    swsmeltzer@stevenwsmeltzer.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:42 pm
    “Where are the ancient mariners from earlier days Who roamed the oceans’ ever changing maze; Where have they gone?” cry voices from the deep And caverns of darkness answer: “They sleep!” What greetings come from the voiceless dead? Did they always live in constant dread? What salutation, welcome, or reply, What pleasure from the shells that lifelessly lie? They are no longer here; they all are gone Into the land of shadowsby Steven W SmeltzerSea Turtles, what lies ahead for these intriguing animals?Once numbering in the…
  • Humpback Whales

    swsmeltzer@stevenwsmeltzer.com
    2 Jan 2015 | 6:18 pm
    All is quiet as the waves gently lap against the hull.  The wind is blowing lightly and we sit in anticipation, watching and waiting.  We know that they are there, beneath the surface, swimming just out of sight.  We see distant plumes of mist as they surface to breath and we wait. There are muted conversations around the boat as we strain to find the light-blue discoloration on the surface of the water that marks their presence. Or look for their tails as they swim on the surface and then dive or search for that plume of mist as they breath.  They are the gentle giants of the ocean.
  • DEMA 2014

    swsmeltzer@stevenwsmeltzer.com
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
    It is that time of year……Manta Ray view of gill slitsDEMA 2014 is just around the corner in Las Vegas from Nov. 19 – 22.  The Ocean Artist Society will have a large dedicated space for displaying artwork from various members and Wyland is planning to exhibiting the entire permanent fine art collection featuring many of the 262 current members. It is an amazing collection of paintings, photographs, sculptures, and other works of art that reflect our members’ vision and commitment to the conservation of our ocean. According to organizers, the art show will be the…
 
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    Birmingham Photographer Commercial and Editorial | Edward Moss

  • Pictures used in new University prospectus

    Ed Moss
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    Several of my location portraits taken for the University of Birmingham, Geography department used in their new prospectus. One of many University and college prospectus photography commissions I have completed this year. The post Pictures used in new University prospectus appeared first on Birmingham Photographer Commercial and Editorial | Edward Moss.
  • Drapers magazine, 3 page editorial.

    Ed Moss
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:09 am
    A regular commission by Drapers magazine, this issue features a 3 page feature on Bridge retail in Solihull. Lead portrait and inside feature to illustrate the Bridge retail’s award winning independent shop. The post Drapers magazine, 3 page editorial. appeared first on Birmingham Photographer Commercial and Editorial | Edward Moss.
  • Sale of my photography books.

    Ed Moss
    20 Jun 2015 | 10:38 am
    I’m running out of space and am selling some of my own photography books. I’ve been collecting for over 25 years and over the next few months I’ll be listing some rare, 1st edition and signed photography books. Link to sale; Photography books for sale The post Sale of my photography books. appeared first on Birmingham Photographer Commercial and Editorial | Edward Moss.
  • Front cover and inside feature for EHN

    Ed Moss
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:57 am
    This months Environmental Health news features a front cover and picture story I shot in Nottingham about “Men in sheds.” “Men in Sheds is a Nottingham based project for men aged 60 years and over. It aims to bring older men together to put their practical skills to good use and encourage them to be […] The post Front cover and inside feature for EHN appeared first on Birmingham Photographer Commercial and Editorial | Edward Moss.
  • Death of general election posters

    Ed Moss
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:53 am
    Interesting article about the death of the election poster by the BBC The post Death of general election posters appeared first on Birmingham Photographer Commercial and Editorial | Edward Moss.
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    Michal Dzierza

  • I’m now part of Apple’s World Gallery

    Michal Dzierza
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    Have you ever seen the Shot on iPhone 6 images? I bet you have, they seem to be everywhere – tube, billboards, online, newspapers. The Shot on iPhone 6 campaign by Apple has become one of the most recognisable campaigns of the past 12 months. Launched in March, the campaign has since won Apple the top prize for best outdoor campaign in Cannes this year. And it’s a testament not only to the phone’s stunning camera, but also to the users who’ve proved time and time again that the best camera is the one you have on you. So I’m even more excited to be able to reveal…
  • Hello, I am…

    Michal Dzierza
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:38 am
    A few weeks ago I got an email from Martijn Baudoin, a Dutch designer and filmmaker, who’s been creating short, 1-minute videos featuring talented creatives. His series, “Hello, I am…” features tattoo artists, fashion designers, illustrators, etc. Having seen my series Creative Types – Martijn asked me if I wanted to collaborate. Soon we created the first international Hello I am… video, featuring Vic Lee. Vic is also a designer, but now works as an artist, creating fantastically detailed murals and drawings using his unique ‘mock Victoriana’…
  • Bus stop

    Michal Dzierza
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:47 am
    Taken at a bus stop near London Bridge, London. Camera: Fuji X100S. My b/w street photography and colour street photography galleries have had a refresh, have a look.
  • New man in London

    Michal Dzierza
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:53 am
    My latest short video portrait introduces Leng Montgomery, a London-based young man who at the age of 25 decided to start living the life he’d always wanted. Leng is one of the Diversity Role Models speakers and he also appears regularly on various panels and talks with media professionals about trans issues.
  • I like the new, flatter Instagram, but…

    Michal Dzierza
    14 Jun 2015 | 9:39 am
    I hardly ever look at Instagram in a browser. Why should I? But last week’s redesign made it more appealing to look at. Simpler is almost always better. It’s clean, flat and great for browsing individual profiles. (If you know the url). But it’s still completely useless if you want to search for a user or a hashtag. I understand Instagram doesn’t want users to switch from the app to a browser (would they anyway?), but the limited functionality is a mystery to me. Anyone care to explain that one? (Oh, I’m michald on Instagram, since you’re asking).
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    Digital Camera World

  • How to use a camera: digital camera tips for all photographers

    Marcus Hawkins
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Digital camera tips for photographers at every level of ability. Learn how to get your pictures right in-camera to save yourself from having to edit photos later. Whether you are a beginner photographer or an experienced old hand, there is always something new to learn about your camera. Below we have compiled some insightful and inspirational advice to help you use digital camera features to take better photos. Digital camera tips: Best camera settings How to set up your camera for the first time Got a new DSLR but can’t face reading the multi-page manual? Here we show you the right…
  • Best camera settings for freezing action

    Jeff Meyer
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:04 am
    Our series of pre-shot checklists continues with a look at some of the best camera settings for freezing action. Capturing the peak of the action when you’re shooting fast-moving subjects takes skill, timing and concentration, so you need to be sure that your settings are right before you start. Things you can pre-set When you’re freezing moving subjects you need to be in control of your camera’s shutter speed, so start by selecting shutter-priority mode. Then set a fast shutter speed such as 1/1000 sec, although you may need to alter this, depending on the speed of the subject. To…
  • Creative lighting tutorial: how to incorporate shadows in your portraits

    Kathrine Anker
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Liven up your shots with some shady shapes. In this creative lighting tutorial we show you how to get the lighting right so you can incorporate shadows into your portraits. One great way to make your portraits a little more unorthodox is to throw a massive, clearly identifiable, shadow behind them. This simple technique creates fun portraits and is really only limited by your imagination. The idea is to create a silhouette that your model can interact with, whether that’s an item for them to mimic holding onto (as in our image here) or a shady threat to flee from. You could also take…
  • 9 creative photo ideas to try in August 2015

    Geoff Harris
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:01 pm
    As part of our ongoing series to help you get more creative with your digital camera, each month we publish some fun, seasonal, creative photo ideas to help inspire your imagination. Along with some amazing images, we’ve also provided some quick photography tips by both amateur and professional photographers who are experts in these fields. We’re kicking off August with a new list of exciting photo projects like overhead portraits, visual storytelling, vintage still life, moving transport and much more! SEE MORE 77 photography techniques, tips and tricks for taking pictures of anything 52…
  • Fuji cameras: the full and complete range explained

    Amy Davies
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Next up in our look at the complete ranges of all the major camera manufacturers is recent golden child, Fujifilm. Although the company has been in the photographic industry for decades, it’s seen a bit of a renaissance recently with the launch of its X-range of high-end, much lusted after, camera models. It also still makes a wide range of bridge cameras and Finepix compact cameras though, and in this roundup we’ll be taking a look at everything from basic point and shoots to the most advanced compact system cameras Fuji has to offer. DON’T MISS: Olympus cameras: the full and…
 
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    121clicks.com

  • 35 Latest Free Photoshop Actions To Improve Your Post Processing

    Admin
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:14 am
    Photoshop actions can be incredible resources for photographers. They can help you to save time in post processing, allow you to experiment and try a lot of different looks that you may not know how to achieve from scratch, and they can also serve as excellent learning tools if you take the time to study the layers and steps that are used by actions to create different effects. There is a huge variety of Photoshop actions available for purchase, and there are also some quality actions that are available for free. Here you will find a collection of 35 free actions that you will love.
  • Happy Friendship Day – 30 Pictures to bring a smile & remember your best friend

    Admin
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:28 pm
    To begin with a very happy friendship day to all our photography friends. We wanted to bring you something on the lines of friendship day and here we go with this incredible gallery. To share the moments of happiness, passing clouds of sorrow or any such xyz thing, friends will be forever beside us to nourish and guide us all in the most fun filled path in life. As they say one of the beautiful tribute of such friendship is to understand and to be understood. A true friend is someone who stays with you against the whole world & this post is a tribute to all such wonderful human beings.
  • Vibrant & Stunning Showcase of Indian Wedding Photographer Ashokarsh

    Admin
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:46 am
    Beautiful Photographs of lovely couples, all with super rich bokeh and dreamy colors, Yes this is about a wedding photographer. Meet the mastermind behind the camera, Ashokarsh is a professional wedding photographer hailing from Chennai, India tells us his story on becoming a professional photographer, his idea of photography, the art behind it, his reason for shooting and a lot about photography. Speaking about his photographs, they are colorfully thrilling with quintessential factors of a full frame and prime lenses ranging from 1.4 and below. Take a look at this wonderful portfolio and be…
  • 25 Death Defying Photographs That Will Make Your Heart Skip A Beat

    Admin
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:12 am
    Before you could spot anything, admire and applaud the guts of these photographers here for capturing such death defying most risky photographs. Unmeasurable heights and immense depths but these photographers have scaled them apart having no traces of fear or any such word within them they have survived to show the world, what it takes to defy death. Do take a look.. (h/t: Tackk)
  • 10 Mistakes & Solutions – An Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Photography

    Admin
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:57 am
    “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” – George Bernard Shaw Several years back, when I started photography, I committed so many mistakes. Not that I was not knowledgeable enough in photography – I was indeed good at concepts before buying my first DSLR camera. What went wrong then? Lot of times we only concentrate about what is right than understanding why it is right. It is important to understand about the mistakes so that we know the difference between the right and the wrong. Unless we know what our mistakes are, we…
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    Hyryz Blog

  • The Farm (surprise!), July 2015

    Ryan
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Came home and saw these guys (gals) all milling about in the field as the sun started to set. Dumped my bag, grabbed my camera and jumped the fence. As soon as I was inside their space they came over and were super curious, licking first the camera and then me with their sand paper […]
  • Rivertown Revival, July 2015 – Part 2

    Ryan
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:04 am
    More pictures from Rivertown Revival in Petaluma. Super fun! Part 1 here.
  • Rivertown Revival, July 2015 – Part 1

    Ryan
    19 Jul 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Rivertown Revival is a festival held at Steamer Landing Park, a peninsula in the Petaluma River in Petaluma. Its a huge festival/party with a great deal of dress up, great food, art, and performers all set in a fantastic location surrounded on three side by the river. I hadnt been before and Mike, from The […]
  • The Farm, June (late post) 2015

    Ryan
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:24 pm
  • 1952 (?) Ford pick up on The Farm, July 2015

    Ryan
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Mikes got a 52 (I think) Ford pick up that stills runs strong and is still street legal. Hadnt really taken a good close look at it with the camera before so… Shot with a Sony A7II and Leica 35mm Summarit.
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    Garrett Chinn Photography

  • Why Photographers Need To Be On Social Media & How To Get Started

    garrett
    11 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
      Social media may seem daunting at first, but it can have a huge impact on the growth of your business. In this article, we look at why social media is important to your business and how you can get started using it. Why Should I Use Social Media? Social media is a great way to connect with potential clients and keep tabs on what is going on in your industry. Also if you want to be sneaky, you can also use it to keep tabs on your competitors. How To Get Started Each social media platform is different, but generally the signup process is the same. You need to fill out a form verifying…
  • How To Choose A New Camera When You’re New To Photography

    garrett
    14 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    Photography is becoming more and more popular these days as picture taking is slowing becoming easier. So, how does one go about choosing a new camera to get started in photography? In this post, I highlight some of the considerations to make when looking to purchase a new camera.  One of the major things to consider when buying a new camera is the price. Cameras nowadays can vary from around $400 to $4,000 for a DSLR. I recommend starting off with at a lower price myself but if you can afford a higher price camera it might be a better option for you depending on the features you are looking…
  • Local Zoo Photos

    garrett
    4 Apr 2015 | 3:16 pm
    A while ago, I went to my local zoo and took these photos. Hope you enjoy them. 
  • How To Stop People From Stealing Your Photos

    garrett
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:07 pm
    For photographers our photos are what make or break our photography business, they are how we pay our bills. To find out that someone is stealing your photos and using them without your permission, not only hurts your wallet, but your self-esteem as well. In this post, I will highlight ways to help you prevent your photos from being misused by image thieves.  One way to help stop people from misusing your images is by putting a visible watermark on your photo. A visible watermark shows people that you are the copyright owner. One of the downsides, however, is that watermarks if used…
  • Why You Need To BackUp Your Photos Today And Two Easy Steps To Do So!

    garrett
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    As people, we are visual creatures, we love seeing photos of our kids, family, pets, and other topics. Imagine what would happen if we suddenly lost those memories; the windows to our lives. Wouldn’t we be devastated? In this post, I highlight the importance of backing up your images and how to go about doing so. Sadly the reality is that most people do not take the time to back up their precious memories to multiple locations. Why you need to Back Up Your Photos Like aforementioned, photos are more than just pretty picture where are a part of who we are. They are a way to…
 
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    Photobrook Photography

  • My journey into running my first half marathon now in jeopardy

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
    Having started running in December everything was going well, I was enjoying getting fitter, faster and doing further distances than ever.I had joined the local Newquay Road Runners group as well as regularly attending Park Run as well as doing a few runs on my own during the week. Everything was going well I was entering races and really thriving and enjoying my running.I had managed to go from couch potato to regularly running up to 5 miles 3 times a week and even managed a top distance of 8 miles. I might have been a bit slow but I was loving it and so decided to enter my first ever half…
  • Park Run number 19 for me, getting slower, walking and struggling on through.

    17 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    This weekend saw me attend my 19th Park Run at Lanhydrock National Trust Estate near Bodmin in Cornwall and It wasn't one of my best. It wasn't horrendous and I wasn't the slowest but for myself I am annoyed.Having started Park Run back in December and this really was my first introduction back into running for many years. I plodded, jogged and walked around the course in a respectable time of 35 minutes and 48 seconds and for a very gruelling 5km run with a large amount of up hill sections I was really pleased. Move forwards 6 months and I've joined the local Newquay Road Runners group and I…
  • The Cat Empire at Electric Beach Festival - Fistral beach - Cornwall

    16 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    When Electric Beach first made a name for itself I have been in attendance and this weekends festival was to be no different. Starting in 2013 at Watergate Bay with the likes of The Next Men and Del La Soul playing this one day festival was an interesting night. When the festival first began it had teething problems from running out of beer and many unpaid guests watching the festival for free from the beach and the cliff top.  The following year things improved at Watergate with Electric Beach 2014 with the stage swinging it's direction around to face out to sea and the alcohol flowing…
  • Park Run, My 18th Run at Lanhydrock House - Bodmin Cornwall.

    15 Jun 2015 | 9:30 am
    After last weekends trip up to Essex and completing my fastest Park Run yet and gaining a time of 27:32 at Chelmsford Park Run I was full of confidence that returning to my regular Park Run at Lanhydrock In Cornwall that I was sure to gain a new PB. Arriving to the Park it was a bright and sunny morning, there was a chilly wind but I was feeling strong and full of confidence that today was the day to get a faster time.As the crowds arrived at the start line the sun was shining and the sky was blue and I couldn't wait to get going. I started off very strong on the downhill section as to be…
  • Running in the Cubert 5

    7 Jun 2015 | 12:20 am
    At the six month mark of starting running it was time to enter my second proper race, The Cubert 5. I have recently been attending an "intro2running" group held by the Newquay Road Runners and since joining them my confidence and stamina has increased so much. The run itself was put on by the Newquay Road Runners so I had no excuse not to take part. On Tuesday night I entered the Cubert 5 mile road race alongside some of my fellow intro to running friends. I had recently completed the Wadebridge to Padstow fun run which was also a 5 mile run but the emphasis on this previous run was…
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  • Panasonic New Zealand Has Confirmed V-LOG for GH4, Coming in October

    Jaron Schneider
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    If you’re a big GH4 user like me, you’ve experienced nothing but continued rumor and talk about V-LOG for basically the entire time the camera has been on the market. What is V-LOG? Well, to put it simply, it is a setting that is low contrast and makes the most use of a camera’s dynamic range. V-LOG is ideal when the goal is to do some sort of color correction or grading in post production, since V-LOG straight out of camera tends to be rather bland looking and often somewhat green.So why is this a conversation? Well, Panasonic launched the GH4 without V-LOG, and hardcore…
  • GoPro Close to Lauching a Mobile Editing App

    Jaron Schneider
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    Soon to join the likes of Premiere Clip and Vimeo Cameo, GoPro is reportedly close to launching a mobile editing app that will allow users to make simple cuts and edit from their mobile devices. According to TechCrunch, GoPro president Tony Bates not only said they were close to its launch, but also that Bates briefly mentioned that the company is pursuing a cloud-based product that will allow owners to view, but currently not edit, footage captured on a GoPro camera on other devices.Based on that information, TechCrunch believes this app to be a quick solution to fill the void until a…
  • Well That’s a Pleasant Surprise: Taylor Swift Positively Amends Photography Contract

    Jaron Schneider
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Though the firestorm of hate probably spread more than the reparations here will, this is a really, really great thing to see happen. After Mickey Osterreicher, the general counsel for the National Press Photographer’s Association, went at Swift very, very hard for a contract that was pretty well agreed upon by most folks to be really unfair to the photographer, Swift and her team have amended the contract to keep the copyright with the photographer and have removed much of the onerous language. Most importantly:“This contract does not transfer copyright away from you, the…
  • A Rare and Beautiful Wedding on the Edge of Half Dome in Yosemite

    Michael Bonocore
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    This past spring, two friends approached me about photographing their wedding. A wedding isn’t my normal subject matter, but when I get a new opportunity, two questions always come to the front of my mind. Does it pay? Will it make a great story? Weddings do typically pay so my mind was ready to commit, but then came the kicker.The wedding would on top of Half-Dome in Yosemite National Park! I quickly committed and got excited about the photo opportunities I was about to experience.Eager to share the news, I told my wife to which she promptly informed me of all the things I failed to…
  • Photographer of the Day: The Enthralling Charisma of Lynn Savarese “My Still Life Aviary” Series

    Mark Go
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:28 am
    We often see photographs of birds in action with wings spread wide while flying through the air. It is the image we usually associate with these marvelous flying creatures: full of life and boisterous in their freedom – as they fly while threats surround their species from all fronts. For New York based photographer Lynn Savarese, in addressing the peril to their existence, has come up with a photography series that gives us a haunting glimpse at the world of taxidermy and how it present these flying creatures in a new light – even long after their inevitable demise. As…
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  • Toilet Photos

    johnkobeck
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Just 2 photos I made today, in the bathroom. One looking out the window and one looking in
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  • Two Hands in a Bar

    johnkobeck
    7 Jun 2015 | 5:55 pm
    The hands of a construction worker I came across one afternoon in an East Village bar. Thats all.
  • Teeth and Lips

    johnkobeck
    3 Jun 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Teeth and Lips
  • Four Trees

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    30 May 2015 | 10:12 pm
 
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  • Driver crashes through trailer home, over car and on top of boat

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:07 am
      It's a little over two hours to Newton, North Carolina and the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. As I walk through the rows of parked cars and approach “The World's Most Famous Short Track” I hear families complaining that the 13,200 capacity raceway has sold out. I pass through the track entrance and the experience reminds me of the first time I walked out on the field at William's Brice Stadium - but with more of a gladiator atmosphere - the crowd melting into one mass of flesh.     I climb up a rickety metal ladder to the box roof where one dude is…