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  • Photos of the Week: 3/21-3/27 (35 photos)

    The Atlantic Photo
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    This week, we have photos of the Germanwings flight crash scene, preparations for launch at the Baikonur cosmodrome, a sinkhole in New Jersey, unrest and airstrikes in Yemen, Alaskan Wood bison returning to the wild, the last Jew in the Turkish town of Edirne, tornado damage in Oklahoma, a memorial to Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew, and much more. An Orthodox priest blesses Sergey Semchenko of the Russian Search and Recovery Forces after having blessed the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Launch pad on March 26, 2015, in Kazakhstan. The NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and the…
  • Hand Held Landscapes

    Images In Light
    Ross Murphy
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Nikon D800E,  AF-S 70-200 f/2.8 G II ED, f/7.1 at 195 mm 1/500 secOak tree and flowers outside Gilroy, Ca. Larger ImageHand held landscapes can be achieved by using fast shutter speeds and good camera technique to ensure sharp images. Always shoot as fast as possible, open up the aperture as needed to maintain a fast shutter speed, hold your breath and brace the camera or your body against a solid object, use image stabilization.Whats a fast enough shutter speed? I would try to stay above 1/250 sec, but faster is better, once you drop below that threshold its time to get out the tripod.
  • Photo of the day 01/04/15

    Photography Monthly
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:34 am
    Today's photo of the day, chosen from our online gallery is Amelia by Dariusz Zielinski.
  • World Exclusive: Canon Stuns Industry – and Itself – with Cinema EOS C5Di

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    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:57 am
    We break a truly incredible story in the first installment of our annual series entitled “Orson Welles Lives!” Forget about that 4K consumer concept Canon just showed in China. Captured on an unauthorized audio recording  inside Canon HQ — sorry, no real photos available, it’s just a Photoshopped image below — the company is about to launch a new entry point to the Cinema EOS line: a stuffed-to-the-gills Cinema EOS C5Di that promises to blow away its mirrorless competitors,  even at the potential risk of cannibalizing its own higher end sales. The first…
  • Mumbai

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    Dave
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    I just spent the last week in Mumbai India.   I have made a few trips to India in the past year but I haven’t had much time for photography so wanted to make sure I was able to take some pictures this trip.   The trip was for an event my company was hosting.   It was great to catch up with some old friends and make some new ones.   I got to speak on a panel on Social Media with a few friends; Rega Jha the Editor of Buzzfeed India, Model Scherezade Shroff, and Rohan Joshi from the comedy collective AIB.   They are all very funny people so it made for a really fun panel.
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  • The Vietnam War, Part III: Hands of a Nation (26 photos)

    1 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    The photojournalist Eddie Adams, who covered the Vietnam War for the Associated Press, not only captured the action and chaos but took the time to get up close to the Vietnamese people whenever he could. In 1968, he undertook a project called "Hands of a Nation," taking intimate photos of the hands of Vietnamese soldiers and civilians. Their hands were busy doing so many things then: reaching out for medicine, grasping weapons, straining against bindings, soothing, praying, rebuilding. Adams photographed hands young and old, belonging to the healthy and the wounded, the living and…
  • The Vietnam War, Part II: Losses and Withdrawal (50 photos)

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    Early in 1968, North Vietnamese troops and the Viet Cong launched the largest battle of the Vietnam War, attacking more than 100 cities simultaneously with more than 80,000 fighters. After brief losses, U.S. and South Vietnamese forces regained lost territory, and dealt heavy losses to the North. Tactically, the offensive was a huge loss for the North, but it marked a significant turning point in public opinion and political support, leading to a drawdown of U.S. troop involvement, and eventual withdrawal in 1973. This photo essay, part two of a three-part series, covers the war years between…
  • The Vietnam War, Part I: Early Years and Escalation (46 photos)

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:11 am
    Fifty years ago, in March 1965, 3,500 U.S. Marines landed in South Vietnam. They were the first American combat troops on the ground in a conflict that had been building for decades. The communist government of North Vietnam (backed by the Soviet Union and China) was locked in a battle with South Vietnam (supported by the United States) in a Cold War proxy fight. The U.S. had been providing aid and advisors to the South since the 1950s, slowly escalating operations to include bombing runs and ground troops. By 1968, more than 500,000 U.S. troops were in the country, fighting alongside South…
  • Photos of the Week: 3/21-3/27 (35 photos)

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    This week, we have photos of the Germanwings flight crash scene, preparations for launch at the Baikonur cosmodrome, a sinkhole in New Jersey, unrest and airstrikes in Yemen, Alaskan Wood bison returning to the wild, the last Jew in the Turkish town of Edirne, tornado damage in Oklahoma, a memorial to Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew, and much more. An Orthodox priest blesses Sergey Semchenko of the Russian Search and Recovery Forces after having blessed the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Launch pad on March 26, 2015, in Kazakhstan. The NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and the…
  • On This Day 36 Years Ago: The Signing of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty (1 photos)

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    In 1978, after more than a year of diplomatic efforts, the Camp David Accords were signed, establishing a framework for peace between Egypt and Israel. Egypt had been in a state of declared war with Israel since 1948, punctuated by several short but violent conflicts, including the Six-Day War in 1967. In 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Secretary of State Cyrus Vance laid the groundwork to get representatives from Egypt and Israel to meet and discuss conditions for ending hostilities and normalizing diplomatic relations. Israel agreed to withdraw its troops from the Sinai Peninsula, and…
 
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  • Globe photos of the month, March 2015

    1 Apr 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Here’s a look at just some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including a local group’s trip to Selma, Ala., the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston, and the high school state basketball and hockey championships. -- By Lloyd YoungArthur Canter, 67, laughed as he posed for a portrait at his home in Mattapoisett. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
  • Radioactive Fukushima

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    Many residents of Okuma, a village near the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant, are angry about government plans to dump some 30 million tons of radioactive debris raked up after the March 2011 nuclear disaster in a sprawling waste complex on their doorstep. Few believe Tokyo’s assurances that the site will be cleaned up and shut down after 30 years. In the four years since the disaster, Japan has allocated over $15 billion to lower radiation levels around the plant. Every day, teams of workers blast roads with water, scrub down houses, cut branches and scrape contaminated soil off farmland.
  • Crisis in Yemen

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Since the horrific attack on Shi’ite mosques last week, Yemen has been tumbling into chaos. Militants of the Islamic State claimed responsibility, intensifying conflict with the rebel Houthi group that continues to gain control of parts of the country. Saudia Arabia has conducted airstrikes to try to stop the advance, and ground troops could also be sent from other countries. NOTE: Graphic content -- By Leanne Burden SeidelAnti-Houthi protesters demonstrate in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz, March 23. Soldiers loyal to Yemeni president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fought off dozens of Shi'ite…
  • Mascots bring the spirit

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:29 pm
    With the NCAA March Madness Tournament underway, the mascots are out in force to bring good luck to their teams. Here are some of them, and other mascots representing their team or organization. -- By Lloyd YoungThe mascot of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after defeating the San Diego State Aztecs 68-49 during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 22. (Bob Leverone/Getty Images)
  • Ceremony fit for a king

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Thousands of people lined the streets of Leicester, England, Sunday to view the coffin of King Richard III as it made its way to Leicester Cathedral for three days of public viewing before his remains are reinterred during a service attended by members of the royal family. The skeletal remains of the king were discovered in 2012 under a parking lot some 500 years after he was killed during the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. -- By Lloyd YoungThe King Richard III statue stands in the gardens of Leicester Cathedral, in Leicester, central England on March 19. King Richard III, the medieval…
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    Digital Photography Review

  • Sony sells half of its Olympus stake

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Sony is selling half its stake in Olympus to investment bank JP Morgan to free up cash for 'strategic investments,' the company has announced. Sony bought a 10% stake in the medical and camera company in 2012, primarily to gain access to the global medical market to which it hoped to apply its sensor, 3D and display technologies. At the time Olympus's future was in doubt, following revelations that it had misstated its accounts having been secretly redirecting money to pay off long-standing debts that has been hidden from investors. Read more
  • GoPro granted patent for square-profile action camera housing

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:14 am
    GoPro has been granted a patent for a small square camera housing, which eschews the rectangular shape its cameras have taken thus far in favor of something resembling the Polaroid Cube. According to the patent, which was recently published by the USPTO, the square design would allow for additional mounting options, with every orientation being the same. Read more
  • DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks

    1 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
    When using 'the camera you have with you' for serious photographic pursuits, sometimes the visual elements present in the scene lack that personal connection so critical in modern photography. These situations call for that groundbreaking coalescence of technology, dexterity, and tubing, known as the selfie-stick. We've put several popular models to the test in this in-depth, comprehensive roundup. Read more
  • Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:27 pm
    The Nikon D7200 improves over its predecessor in one important way, offering a greatly improved buffer. Other improvements are more subtle, but more sensitive AF and an improved video specification make the D7200 a more capable camera than the model which came before it. We've had a D7200 for a few days, and wasted no time pairing it with Sigma's excellent 18-35mm F1.8 A to get some real-world samples. Click through to see more
  • Phase One Industrial's new 80MP drone camera is the smallest of its kind

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Phase One Industrial designed a new camera specifically for drones, billed as the smallest 80 megapixel medium format camera in the world. The iXU 180 camera features an 80 megapixel CCD sensor, taking 4:3 ratio images with your choice of five Schneider-Kreuznach lenses and an overall modular design. The camera won't be arriving until the middle of next month, but Phase One Industrial has detailed its specs ahead of time. Read more
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Regina Pagles!

    Brad Moore
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Hi! My name is Regina Pagles and I am a portrait photographer residing in the rural community of Springdale, Utah (Pop. 450), just outside of Zion National Park. I have a small studio where I have been taking portraits of friends and family since I discovered studio lighting in 2010.I have combined the techniques learned from my biggest inspirations, Peter Hurley (expression), Sue Bryce (posing), Don Giannatti (lighting) and Scott Kelby (post processing) to develop and hone my own style. In the spirit of ‘paying it forward,’ I would like to share with you what I have learned and the…
  • Travel Photographers: This Webcast on my Dubai trip is for you!

    Scott Kelby
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi Gang: If you’re into travel photography (or just want to learn some interesting things about one of the most amazing places on this planet), then you’re invited to join us for a FREE travel photography Webcast this Thursday night at 7pm called “Unpacking Dubai.”RC and Brad (who were both in Dubai this month) will be joining me, plus we’ll be giving away some goodies, including a big beautiful print from my trip. We’ll be taking your questions live on the air, and sharing everything from photography tips and techniques to the post processing side of it…
  • Twitter’s Periscope App is Simply Awesome!!!

    Scott Kelby
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:37 am
    Greetings from Holland (well, greetings from 33,000 feet above Holland — I’m on my way back from speaking at the Professional Imaging show in Nijkerk – awesome experience — more on that coming soon).OK, let’s talk about Periscope, a FREE app from Twitter (for IOS only at this point), that lets you broadcast live from anywhere you have a connection to the Internet and people can chat with you live (type questions), and visually experience exactly what you’re seeing. It is one of the most fun social media experiences I’ve had. As my buddy Frank Doorhof…
  • “Howdy” From Holland!

    Scott Kelby
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi gang: Greetings from here in The Netherlands Got here yesterday and spent the day with my buddy, fashion photographer, lighting wizard, and awesome instructor, Frank Doorhof (that’s a copy of the Czech translation of Frank’s bestselling “Mastering The Model Shoot” I saw displayed when touring Frank’s cool new studios in a town outside Amsterdam).We went to go shooting yesterday, but by the time I took my “jetlag avoidance nap” the rain had moved in, so we didn’t get any shooting done, but today we’ve got permission for what could…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Moose Peterson’s Safari Adventure Moose goes on safari! With a career studying and photographing wildlife for over three decades, Moose has his first African safari and you’ve got a front row seat. Join Moose as he encounters the wide array of wildlife that calls the Mala Mala Game Reserve in South Africa home. Moose shares his take on the gear he brought along with his tips and techniques for capturing images that help tell the story of your trip.KelbyOne Live Want to learn from Scott Kelby or Joel Grimes live in person? Check out these seminar tour dates to see if they’re…
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  • Spring Time in Tokyo

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

    Dave
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    I just spent the last week in Mumbai India.   I have made a few trips to India in the past year but I haven’t had much time for photography so wanted to make sure I was able to take some pictures this trip.   The trip was for an event my company was hosting.   It was great to catch up with some old friends and make some new ones.   I got to speak on a panel on Social Media with a few friends; Rega Jha the Editor of Buzzfeed India, Model Scherezade Shroff, and Rohan Joshi from the comedy collective AIB.   They are all very funny people so it made for a really fun panel.
  • Flashing Tokyo: Week 2

    Dave
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:42 am
    I am continuing flashing Tokyoites with a deadpan look on their face…  I am getting the hang of this and really getting a feel for which backgrounds work well with this.  I really like how the images are coming out. Meet Frederique… Today’s Configuration: Leica M Monochrom with Summicron 28mm f/2.0 a Leica SF 24D Flash. Meet Duncan (aka PDR)…. He is a well know YouTuber in Japan.   I mentioned one of his recent videos in the past.  It’s worth a watch ‘McDonald’s Japan Future F#%k Ups‘.  It’s in Japanese so enable english subtitles……
  • Flashing Tokyo: Week 1

    Dave
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
    I have been carrying my Leica M Monochrom 28mm lens and my small Leica flash for the past week. My shots while out on the street didn’t come out that great but I also didn’t really try that hard.  I mostly spent my time shooting people.  I think I am getting the hang of this configuration and I really like the results I am getting. Meet Hiroko… Today’s Configuration: Leica M Monochrom with Summicron 28mm f/2.0 a Leica SF 24D Flash. Meet Bernie… Meet Alex… Waiting for OKGO…. OKGO Acoustic Session at YouTube Space Tokyo… Meet DJ Mac… Meet…
  • Flashing February

    Dave
    15 Feb 2015 | 4:35 am
    I picked up the Leica SF 24D Flash a few years ago but I haven’t used it much.  I mostly use my larger Leica SF-58 Flash which I am pretty comfortable with but it isn’t very practical or very ergonomic to shoot with.    I want to get better with the SF 24D and I want the results to be more predicable.  I am sure it is pretty straight forward but I just haven’t dedicated any time to shooting with it. I really liked the paparazzi look I got on Matthew’s Birthday.  I really want to work on that work a bit more.   I don’t like jumping out at people and taking…
 
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    Advancing Your Photography

  • Bill to Ban Street Photography Vetoed

    Ameeta
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
    “Street Photography” Image via Google Gov. Asa Hutchinson vetoed SB79, a bill that would have banned street photography in an attempt to “protect the names, voices, signatures, photographs, and likenesses of the citizens of the state from exploration and unauthorized commercial use without the citizen’s consent” The bill was authored by Sen. Jon Woods and Rep. Greg Leding. After the bill was passed by the legislature, photographers in Arkansas and else where reacted saying the language of SB79 could require anyone who uses a picture for any purpose could be…
  • Aerial Photography Cameras Stepping Up Their Game

    Nathaniel Chu
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:56 am
    Aerial Photography Cameras Stepping Up Their Game Image via Phase One Industrial With the introduction of drones into the photography world, the average photographer is now able to capture images that were nearly impossible to obtain before. But as we all know, drones cannot carry too much weight and fitting a high quality camera into a light body is no easy task. That’s where Danish camera maker Phase One Industrial comes in. They have just revealed the world’s smallest 80-megapixel aerial camera; the Phase One iXU 180. The camera will feature an 80MP CCD sensor for 10,328…
  • How Matthew Jordan Smith Uses Movies To Improve Photography

    Nathaniel Chu
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Image via Google As a photographer, you can only follow tips and tutorials for so long before they seem all too redundant. The best way for you to really break free and continue to advance your photography is to draw inspiration. That drive, however, seldom comes easily and can be from unlikely sources. For professional photographer Matthew Jordan Smith, it comes from a classic film entitled The Sound of Music. Film can be a great way to be inspired. Movies are, after all, a series of photographs. It takes the eye of a photographer to create captivating cinematography, and Matthew…
  • How To Use A GoPro Gimbal

    Nathaniel Chu
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    How To Use A GoPro Gimbal Watch The Full Video On this episode of Advancing Your Photography, we show you ways to use a GoPro Gimbal including how to set it up and a side by side comparison to see how it stacks up against video footage without using one. Be inspired, shoot, and share. The gear used: GoPro G3 Ultra Canon 5D Mark III The post How To Use A GoPro Gimbal appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Brian Smith Photography Tips During The 2015 WPPI

    Nathaniel Chu
    19 Mar 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Brian Smith Speaking at 2015 WPPI Watch The Full Video Brian Smith speaks during the 2015 WPPI. He shares his tips about “zooming with your feet” composition, image scaling, using a fixed focal length, and looking for the “moment.” Please excuse the sound, it was a busy day at WPPI! Be inspired, shoot, and share. The post Brian Smith Photography Tips During The 2015 WPPI appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
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  • Priime, The Best iPhone Photo Editor I’ve Ever Used

    Thomas Hawk
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Disclosure, I am an advisor to Priime and have styles included in their style marketplace. Boom. Just a few hours ago Priime went live in the Apple iTunes App Store and already on launch day Apple is featuring it in their best new apps section. What is Priime? Priime is the best mobile phone editor I’ve ever used. I’ve been using it behind the scenes for the past few months and am blown away by how much better it is than anything else out for mobile editing today. The free app features a powerful suite of editing tools allowing you to enhance a lot of the basics around your…
  • What TechCrunch Gets Wrong About Ello…

    Thomas Hawk
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Photograph of the hippest hipster cat around, Mr. Mingus, by hipster Daniel Krieger Writing for TechCrunch, Josh Constine penned a hit piece yesterday announcing the end of Ello. I was disappointed to see TechCrunch, a publication that I long viewed as being supportive of the start up community, using their pulpit to tear one down. Not only do I think Josh got a lot of the story on Ello wrong, but the dramatic tone of his article was unnecessarily disparaging and that is disappointing. I’m not sure how much Josh uses Ello, but I use it every day and it’s currently my favorite…
  • What Ello is to Me

    Thomas Hawk
    2 Jan 2015 | 8:14 pm
    “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” — Steve Jobs Nathan Jurgenson…
  • ‘Tis the Season for Flickr Wall Art

    Thomas Hawk
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Look what showed up in the mail yesterday: a beautiful 16 x 20 premium photo mounted from Flickr’s new Wall Art service. The photo is mounted on a one inch board and looks beautiful both on the wall as well as being held my daughter Kate, whose photo I printed. The process of ordering the print was super easy and I was able to order it directly from the Flickr photo page. In addition to ordering your own photos as wall art, there is also a huge library of wall art photos that you can purchase from other photographers on Flickr. Flickr recently revised this fine art program and now…
  • Ello vs. Facebook for Photographers

    Thomas Hawk
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:51 am
    Are you an artist or photographer? Do care about the integrity of your images? Do you dislike ads and sponsored posts shoved in your face? Do you dislike having 99% of your feed filtered out of view for those who follow you? Look at the above and answer this question: where does my photograph of the St. Louis Arch look better, Ello or Facebook? By the way, Ello is not just a social network for photographers. I’ve met some amazing creative writers, thinkers, and purveyors of all sorts of culture there. There are communities there building on things like finance, tech, science, politics,…
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  • Camera Bag Stolen in Germany and… New April Lightroom Presets, Live!

    Trey Ratcliff
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    April Lightroom Presets, only $2.50 instead of $5 The monthly tradition continues with my Lightroom Presets! I hope you have enjoyed the previous month packs, and here comes a funky-fresh one! Daily Photo – Amazing Cologne I loved everything about Cologne… except for my train ride back to Dusseldorf. My whole camera bag was stolen! Can you believe it? I was distracted and before I knew it, my whole camera bag was swiped in a grab n' run! What a bummer! I still was holding my tripod and A7r, so I didn't lose those, luckily. But I did lost an A7ii, two Leica lenses, and a…
  • Approaching another Glacier in Antarctica

    Trey Ratcliff
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    The Big Lightroom Preset Sale is Tomorrow! 24 hour away, set your browsers for stun! Okay, that was dumb… but yes, set your calendars (for fun). Check the Lightroom Presets page for more! Daily Photo – Approaching another Glacier in Antarctica It's hard to get a sense of scale here, but let me just tell you that it is huge. It's the kind of huge that makes me feel as insignificant as I know I am in my heart of hearts! The whiteness and towering nature of it all just makes me dizzy, even thinking back on being there. Each of those ice-boulders you see is way too big to…
  • April’s Lightroom Presets coming in 2 days!

    Trey Ratcliff
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Set your Cal! They are only half price for 24 hours! Here’s the Lightroom Presets page that will tell you more about them… and here’s a little video! Daily Photo – And the Lights Spiral Down This is one of my favorite photos from Dubai, I must say! I keep coming back to it over and over again, and it gives me great pleasure! I would love to live in a home surrounded by these. Or at least have one or two rooms absolutely full of them. I've only seen a few of these stores around the world, and they have such a plethora of them in these locations that I picture…
  • A windy day at the Forbidden City

    Trey Ratcliff
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Beijing From Above Today’s photo is related to this video I made below! You can read the whole story about the incarceration here on the blog! Daily Photo – A windy day at the Forbidden City Here's my assistant in China, getting wind-blown and umbrella-inverted at the Forbidden City. As much as I like to tease her for being a rather useless assistant who could carry little more than an African swallow, she did get me out of incarceration with her fast-Chinese-talkin'. It wasn't too long after this that we ended up behind lock & key for flying the quadcopter in…
  • Periscope Up! Join me for Wine, Cheese, and Photo Questions Tonight!

    Trey Ratcliff
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:59 am
    Experimenting with Periscope Time/Date: – 9 PM Friday PT, 11 PM Friday CT, Midnight New York and EST! – (5 PM New Zealand Time Saturday) You guys know I’m an early-adopter of sorts. I had a GREAT experiment with this new app for iPhone/iPad called Periscope, which is connected to Twitter and allows me to broadcast live any time. Download Periscope for Free here. Basically, any time I choose, I can choose to broadcast live and share what I see, ask questions, or answer questions. I’m gonna experiment again tonight, so come join me and help me explore this! Right now,…
 
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  • The LGBT Issue: Every Photographer Must Decide

    Jim Harmer
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Important Note: Improve Photography is not a partisan political tool.  We’re one of the largest photography communities on the web and represent photographers from all different political, religious, cultural, racial, and other backgrounds.  I, Jim Harmer, am the author of this content but I spent a significant amount of time carefully writing it in the most neutral way possible.  This article has zero intention of stirring up political debates or expressing my own.
  • Photo Taco – Free PC Backup Tool

    Jeff Harmon
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jeff Harmon walks through a free tool PC users can use to help backup your photo library by automatically copying your files from one drive to another every night. The post Photo Taco – Free PC Backup Tool appeared first on Improve Photography.
  • 8 Things the Camera Manufacturers Won’t Tell You

    Jim Harmer
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Please help Improve Photography by sharing this on Pinterest. 1. “Weather sealed” often means “Chucked in a few two-cent rubber gaskets” Nature photographers often pay a lot more for a camera with weather sealing in order to keep dust and water out of the camera when shooting in harsh outdoor environments.  Unfortunately, I think most photographers don’t realize how little protection is in most cameras. I’ve drowned enough cameras to know…
  • Tips for Photographing Your First Easter Egg Hunt

    Gina Gallagher
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. One tradition that we have always observed at Easter is an egg hunt. We’ve done them at church, at school, and at home. Here are some planning ideas that I wish I had considered before shooting my first Easter Egg hunt. Idea #1 – Before the Event Take a group photo or any “posed” shots before you leave the house. I’ll admit, this is not a tip about using your camera, but more about getting a plan together to take photos of your event. Every single Easter egg hunt we…
  • Spring Cleaning Your Gear

    Jillybeanmi
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Spring is a great time to not only clean your house, but also your photo gear. After all, weddings, senior and family shoots will soon be in high demand and you want to be prepared. For the most part, it’s recommended that you clean your lenses as little as possible to decrease the risk of scratching your lens. Lenses Always start by cleaning the lens with your air bulb blower. You don’t want to go right in with a cloth in case there is any debris that will scratch your lens.
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  • TWiP Weddings 08: PR Nightmares

    Bruce
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:29 am
    This week on TWiP Weddings, ‘cover-gate’ blows up on a photographer after clients air their grievances to a local news network. How to handle PR nightmares and dealing with customer complaints and reviews. The post TWiP Weddings 08: PR Nightmares appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Your Itinerary 23: Professional Instagrammer Lauren Bath

    Rob
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:42 am
    Talk about a dream job! Australia’s first professional Instagrammer Lauren Bath gets paid to travel around the world, photograph amazing locations and share images on her phone! The post Your Itinerary 23: Professional Instagrammer Lauren Bath appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TheFIX 007 – Photoshop Artistry with Karen Hutton

    Jan
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:47 am
    Photographer Karen Hutton shows us how she processes her photographs with lots of layers in Photoshop The post TheFIX 007 – Photoshop Artistry with Karen Hutton appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Samsung NX1

    Doug
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Although it’s the size of a small DSLR, the mirrorless NX1 is packed with best of breed features from other great cameras: a great tilting touch LCD, 4k video and a whopping 15fps shutter with a 70-frame (RAW file) buffer. The post Samsung NX1 appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP 405 – The Paradox of Choice

    Bruce
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:24 pm
    Can avoiding gear can actually help your photography? Plus Nikon thinks your hot shoe needs sprucing up and are photographers sleepwalking into photography armageddon? The post TWiP 405 – The Paradox of Choice appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • An interview guide to navigating the photography industry in its current state

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:57 pm
        Seattle-based photographer, John Keatley, has shared an insightful interview he made with Maren Levinson, an artist rep, at Keatley’s Survival Guide Workshop Weekend. The interview comes in at roughly five minutes long, during which Levinson hits on a number of critical topics regarding the current state of the photography industry. Specifically, Levinson speaks to the importance of standing out among the crowd by offering something no one else can offer. In its simplest form, she emphasizes that in a world drowning in hundreds... (read more)
  • Sony FE 70-200mm F/4 Lens Review: Sony boosts nascent FE lineup with a fantastic 70-200mm

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:11 pm
        The Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 OSS was announced shortly after the unveiling of the first two Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras, the A7 and A7R. Debuted next to its wide-angle cousin -- the FE 24-70mm f/4 OSS Zeiss -- the 70-200mm FE lens appeared on store shelves in the middle of 2014. We've finally had the chance tp put it through the wringer in our test lab.  Until recently, the FE 70-200mm was the longest focal length lens offered for Sony's relatively new full-frame mirrorless models. The Sony FE 70-200 f/4 OSS offers a compact... (read more)
  • New Canon patent teases variable-exposure sensor tech

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:50 am
        A recently published patent from Canon reveals an interesting technology capable of better correcting lens vignetting through the algorithmic-based variable exposure time. Discovered by Egami, the patent explains the process by which a sensor could compensate for vignetting by selectively exposing different regions of the sensor. According to the patent, the algorithms would be able to adjust to variables, including different focal lengths and aperture values. It’s not directly stated in the vague wording of the patent, but... (read more)
  • Photoflex closing its doors after 30 years

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
        After thirty years of business, photography accessory manufacturer Photoflex has announced via its website it’s shutting down. No details are given as to why the noted manufacturer is closing its doors. In fact, other than the below image being displayed on the website’s slider, there’s no other mention of the discontinuation. We’ll be sure to update this article when, or if, more information comes to light. Update: It appears the email given in the above image is that of a bankrupcty lawyer,... (read more)
  • Rocket Man: How launch photographer Ben Cooper captures amazing shots of rockets in flight

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:30 pm
        I was three when Apollo 11 touched down on the moon, and I grew up watching with great interest the space program ebb and flow with the times. And like most young kids I knew back then, I also became an enthusiast model rocket builder. But until I saw an actual rocket launch from Cape Canaveral about ten years ago during the twilight years of the space shuttle program, I'd never had any real comprehension of the magnitude of the power those launch rockets actually put forth. Through the years of heading to NASA's Astronomy... (read more)
 
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 31 March 2015, Tuesday

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Quadcopter Deal-of-the-Day Tuesday Only (NYC time) $35 quadcopter.   Nikon D4S trick Check out this spot white balance trick new in the D4s. I hear it works the same on the D750; I have not tried it.   This week Nikon SB-500. I finally got my Nikon SB-500. It's much bigger than the SB-400 but smaller than anything else from Nikon, and it usually recycles instantly, belts out loads of power for fast shooting, and even the next day it wakes instantly ready from standby. Yipee!   Sigma 150-600mm Now in stock for Canon.   Sony Sale Sony's A7 is now an extra $500 off, starting…
  • 28 March 2015, Saturday

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Here's to Hobbies Yay, it's Saturday, and I've had enough shooting for one week. Time to goof off. Remember when people had hobbies, like photography, working in a darkroom, building model planes and building electronic kits for when we had rainy and snowy days? I sure do, and I'm pretty excited that I just got a Japanese tube amp kit to assemble. It's the real thing from Japan, all ready for a hot soldering iron and an afternoon spent not looking at a screen. I was earning 100% of my income in audio engineering when I first started, and I love the smell of hot rosin. It's been 35 years since…
  • 27 March 2015, Friday

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Nikon 55-200mm DX VR II. NEW: Nikon 55-200mm DX VR II Review. OK, back to reality. This is a swell little lens for DX.   NEW: How-To Pages at 1X These are lessons showing a great photo and then explaining how it was created.   Neumann KH 120 A. NEW: Neumann KH 120 A & D Review. When you absolutely, positively need to hear what's really in your audio before your client does.   Dangerous Music Source. NEW: Dangerous Music Source Review. Not the quality of the Neuman, but still a handy-dandy American-made desktop monitor controller, DAC and headphone amp.  
  • 26 March 2015, Thursday

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 L. ALL NEW: Canon 11-24mm Review. Wow, this new Canon is a landmark that expands the envelope of photographic capabilities, and this is probably the longest review I've ever written. I've been working on it all week. It's the world's widest professional SLR lens, and it's also sharper than anything that used to come close to this wide. It, along with the 100-400 IS L II, are landmark lenses that let us do new things we never used to be able to do.   NEW: Ultra-Ultrawides compared So by how much does the Canon 11-24mm exceed the Nikon 13mm and others? Now you'll know.
  • 24 March 2015, Tuesday

    23 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Canon 5DS. NOW ORDERABLE: Canon 5DS. We now can order it at Adorama, at Amazon and at B&H. It's important to order now, since if you don't, you'll be at the back of a very long line. Order now, and if you hate it, it's easy to return for a full cash refund. You can't lose by ordering now (you don't have to pay until after it arrives), but if you don't order, you may get stuck having to pay a gouged price if you want yours in time for summer vacation. Don't order it anywhere but at an approved source, since Canon doesn't seal its boxes, you'll have no way to know if you're getting one…
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    Strobist

  • On Assignment: I Got Rhythm

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

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

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

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    Of all of the wonderful things that have happened since I began writing Strobist eight years ago, certainly the best is the steady parade of creative people I have met as a result. And few are more talented (or insan motivated) than London-based photographer Drew Gardner.We grew up in the same era, both working for newspapers in our respective cities. We left the papers and graduated to second careers. Drew moved onto a mix of editorial, commercial and art photography. And I, well, sometimes I'm not sure how exactly to describe what it is that I do.So it was with equal parts curiosity and…
  • The Traveling Photographer_PARIS Has Posted

    16 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Paris, the latest installment in The Traveling Photographer series, has just posted to Lynda.com. Photographed this past May, the hour-long episode includes lots of practical, real-world advice for anyone who may be considering traveling to Paris with their camera. In addition to all of the city-specific travel advice, much of the episode explains how to make the most of your time there as a photographer. There are segments on where to go to get the best cityscapes, street shooting and even a section on shooting in Paris through a specially adapted toy camera lens.If a trip to Paris is in…
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    The Luminous Landscape

  • Epson SureColor P600 Review

    Michael Reichmann
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:26 am
    One Small Step For Printerkind If you need a signpost to the fact that the digital imaging revolution is slowing down, look no further than inkjet photo printers. Models from Epson, Canon and HP reached a pinnacle a few years ago and we have seen little progress since. I believe that several factors are at [Read More] The post Epson SureColor P600 Review appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • The Worst Law Ever – Religious Freedom Act

    Kevin Raber
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:14 am
    I live in Indianapolis, in the once great state of Indiana.   Today I wished I lived in another state.  I have never been so ashamed of our state government and especially the Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence.  He is a potential Presidential candidate for 2016 or was, until he signed the Religious Freedom Act into [Read More] The post The Worst Law Ever – Religious Freedom Act appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • Luminous Landscape Website Update

    Kevin Raber
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:25 pm
    We launched the NEW Luminous-Landscape website about a month ago.  This was a major revision that required a lot of work from a team of website developers as well as Chris, Michael and myself.  This long overdue change was made to enable LuLa to grow to its full potential. The launch has gone pretty smoothly [Read More] The post Luminous Landscape Website Update appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • Antarctica – A Dream Trip Of A Lifetime

    Michele Sons
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:52 am
    Antarctica. Terra Australis Incognita. The unknown land of the south. A land that has inspired philosophers and cartographers, adventurers and explorers throughout history. And now me. It has inspired me and captivated me, so someone please add me to that list. I had no idea that as I drove out of the grocery store parking lot I [Read More] The post Antarctica – A Dream Trip Of A Lifetime appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • Badlands National Park – A Quick Guide To Photography

    QT Luong
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    Badlands National Park protects a fantastical landscape of ragged peaks and deeply eroded ridges. Because there are no real landmarks there, I find it easier to make my own discoveries. Almost all visits to his uncrowded park take place along the 30-mile long Badlands Loop Road, although there is more than that to the park: [Read More] The post Badlands National Park – A Quick Guide To Photography appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
 
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    The Online Photographer

  • Stanley Kubrick, Lens Nut

    Michael Johnston
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    The host of this clip, Joe Dunton, is a camera equipment provider and camera technical expert for the film industry who was awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his services to the camera industry. He owned the rental company Joe Dunton & Co. in London before selling it to Panavision. In this clip you can see that famous ƒ/0.7 lens. Mike(Thanks to Daniel Yao) Original contents copyright 2015 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit…
  • What Photoshop CC Costs

    Michael Johnston
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:13 am
    This is the best info that's come in yet about the cost of Photoshop CC, from Rick Popham. It's accurate as far as I can tell. "The Photography Plan (PS & LR) $9.99/month requires a yearly commitment which cannot be turned on and off as far as I know. (I've been unable to find any information about that on Adobe's website, but I'd be happy if it were true). You can get an individual monthly single app subscription to PS (or any of the apps) which you can turn on and off, but that subscription is $19.99/month. And yes, you can get a $29.99/month deal which…
  • No Foolin' (OT)

    Michael Johnston
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    I'm scared to put up a post this morning! Afraid a spoof would be considered real or that a real post won't be taken seriously. Don't know what to say, and you know how rare that is. I'm not feeling much in a fooling mood on this April Fool's day. Instead I'd like to offer a small word of encouragement to any of you youngsters(!) who happen to find yourselves between your late 30s and early 50s and not particularly happy. This is a quotation from an article by Jonathan Rausch called "The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis," from The Atlantic, November 17th,…
  • Common Sense Prevails in Arkansas

    Michael Johnston
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:15 pm
    From Jim Simmons (see Jim's Featured Comment in the previous relevant post): "Here's the update for you. The governor vetoed the bill [Arkansas Senate Bill 79] because it was overly broad, stating that it was the letters from photographers that caused him to understand the flaws in the bill. Common sense prevailed." [Emphasis ours. —Ed.] Here's Governor Asa Hutchinson's veto letter. A further comment from reader William Schneider: "The battle against this misguided legislation, like others before it, will be waged by the legal representatives from…
  • The Computer of the Future

    Michael Johnston
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    I don't suppose any company ever made money by consolidating its products, which is why we have proliferation in models, lines, and categories of virtually everything. But it strikes me that I now own and maintain four lines of products from Apple, and I probably only need one. One that doesn't exist yet. My four devices range from the largest and least portable to the smallest and most portable: a 27" iMac desktop computer, a MacBook Air laptop, an iPad Air tablet, and an iPhone 6+ smartphone. The cost of these assets is very significant (to me at least). And it hasn't…
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    Nikonians News

  • Iceland Photo Adventure extra dates under review

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Popular demand for one of the Nikonians Academy’s photo adventures has prompted a potential addition to the schedule. Academy Director Mike Hagen’s Iceland Summer Birds and Landscapes photo adventure (July 12 - 20, 2015) is already sold out, but if you still want to go, then put your name on the waiting list.
  • Nikonians Academy prepares for photo adventures

    24 Mar 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Since the 15th Anniversary ANPAT Announcement last week, over a third of the available spaces have been accounted for. Our fall season Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT) takes us to a favorite location from years ago and we'd love to have you along on the adventure. The 15th Anniversary ANPAT will be held from September 26 to October 3. ANPAT veteran Eric Bowles is leading our trip to the Badlands in South Dakota.
  • The 24-70mm/2.8G ED IF AF-S Nikkor Review: An All-Around Classic Lens

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:39 am
    Joseph Gamble says if he were headed out to take a photograph and could only take one lens, it would likely be Nikon’s 24-70mm/2.8G ED. The lens simply covers the essentials and it is the type of workhorse zoom that any professional or serious enthusiast really needs to own.
  • 15th Anniversary ANPAT invitation issued - Fall in South Dakota

    17 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm
    This year we celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Nikonians.org community, and for some members, the celebration will be extra special. Our fall season Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT) will be officially known as the 15th Anniversary ANPAT. It will be held From September 26 (arrival) to October 3 in South Dakota. The invitation has been released for you to join Nikonians founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) in this target-rich region for splendid photography opportunities.
  • Think Tank Photo March Deal

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:37 am
    Free 15” laptop case with purchase of Think Tank Roller Our friends at Think Tank Photo have announced a special offer that runs through March 31, 2015. Purchase any new rolling camera bag directly from Think Tank Photo, mail in the rebate form downloadable from their website, and they will send you a 15" laptop case for free!
 
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    Imaging Insider

  • New Drone App grants pilots permission to fly over private property

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:07 am
    Tweet Albuquerque based Nerds Limited LLC announces Legal Flyer, their new app for iOS devices. According to the newFAA proposed rules, drone operators need permission to fly over private property. Legal Flyer aims to bridge the communication gap between drone pilots and worried citizens. The app provides drone operators a permission slip to fly and a property release to allow videographers and photographers necessary permission to fly and film. Albuquerque, New Mexico – Nerds Limited LLC is proud to announce the release of Legal Flyer 1.5, their new app for iOS devices.
  • Dan Burkholder and Elmo Sapwater Trash Photography :: Podcast April 2015

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Tweet  Dan Burkholder and Elmo Sapwater Trash Photography Podcast – April 2015. Discussions Include: #Ztylus Revolver; #Monument Lens; #ElementCase using #SchneiderOptics; #Olloclip; #AppleWatch; #TimCook; #JonyIve; #USB-C; #Macbook2015; how #Adobe #Lightroom handles #RawFiles; and #SelfieSticks in #Museums. #danburkholder #elmosapwater Duration: 19 Minutes PLAY NOW!
  • The Copyright Zone – A legal guidefor photographers and artists in the digital age

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    Tweet If you license or publish images, this guide is as indispensable as your camera. The Copyright Zone: A Legal Guide For Photographers and Artists In The Digital Age, 2nd Edition provides specific information on the legal rights of photographers, illustrators, artists, covering intellectual property, copyright, and business concerns in an easy-to-read, accessible manner. This second edition covers: what is and isn’t copyrightable, copyright registration, fair use, model releases, contracts and invoices, pricing and negotiation, and much more. Presented in a fun and easy to digest style,…
  • Beastgrip Pro Camera Rig for Phoneographers Builds on Success of Previous Model, Adds New Products Like Depth-of-field Adapter, Wide-angle and Fisheye Lenses

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    Tweet CHICAGO, March 27, 2015 – Beastgrip, the world’s most versatile smartphone rig and lens adapter system, is getting an upgrade, and its makers are again asking for help from the Kickstarter community to make it all possible. Within just 24 hours of its launch, thecampaignreached 100% of its funding goal of $50,000. Since its introduction two years ago, smartphone photographers and videographers have relied on Beastgrip (http://beastgrip.com/) to produce exceptional imagery and tell compelling stories. The current Kickstarter campaign will fund production of the Beastgrip Pro,…
  • Phase One Releases Capture One Pro 8.2 – Update adds most advanced color grading options of any RAW converter

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:17 am
    Tweet Photo by Pete Webb COPENHAGEN, March 24, 2015 – Phase One today released Capture One Pro 8.2 with more tools to deliver a competitive edge for professional photographers. Capture One Pro is renowned for its optimal raw file conversion and intuitive image editing for more productive workflows. Customers are professionals working under tight deadlines, who demand the highest-quality imaging from their raw files, artists seeking to distinguish their work from the mainstream, and enthusiasts who just want the best. “Capture One Pro 8.2 marks the next step in Phase One’s continuous…
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    Photofocus

  • My Most Profitable Light Is Also My Cheapest

    Levi Sim
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    Six years ago I started making pictures, and I dove right in planning to make a portrait business. The best thing I did was attend David Ziser‘s workshop where he taught me that shadow and light are the most important technical things to learn in photography. He showed image after image of stunning portraits, and they were almost all lit with the same modifier, and I bought one from him that night. Six years later, that Zumbrella is still my most profitable tool, and while it’s seen better days physically, it’s still the fastest and easiest way I have to make great light for…
  • Win a New Canon 7D Mk II & Two Day Pass to the Capture Your Moment Photo Symposium from Arizona Highways Photo Workshops & Photofocus

    photofocusadmin
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:49 am
    Win a New Canon 7D Mk II & Two Day Pass to the Capture Your Moment Photo Symposium from Arizona Highways Photo Workshops & Photofocus We’re very happy to be working with our partners over at the Arizona Highways Photo Workshops. AHPW’s motto is to educate, motivate and inspire. That matches perfectly with our mission at Photofocus. AHPW is a well-established, non-profit institution that has helped photographers for three decades. As a way of introducing the great work done at AHPW to our audience, we’re joining them in giving away a brand new, Canon 7D MK II along with a…
  • Safe and Simple External Storage

    Mykii Liu
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Data loss is something that I wish upon no one. Those who have experienced this catastrophe already know that one occurrence can easily mess up one’s day, jack up one’s week, and quite possibly destroy one’s year. Many of us have priceless photos of those we love, places we’ve experienced, and people we’ve seen. We want to keep those photos with us for our lifetime! That’s why some of us have resorted to external hard drives to archive the lovely photos we take, right?  But the right workflow matters. Using External Storage There are several other reasons…
  • Three Keys to Adding Interest to Landscape Images

    Mark Morrow
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Far and away my favorite subject to photograph for relaxation and practice is in the Landscape venue. Having grown up in the Blue Ridge mountain region of Southwest Virginia, learning to make better landscape photographs has been a staple in my own learning curve over the years and an ever-present means of practice to this day in terms of shooting and processing. The Normal Approach In days gone by, when presented with a scenic landscape of any kind, being overwhelmed with the newness of the sight itself, I would likely frame the best overall shot I could get with the 35, 50 or 28-80mm lens I…
  • Using a Levels Adjustment to Remove a Color Cast in Photoshop

    Richard Harrington
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    If you shoot under mixed lighting or with the wrong white balance preset, you can get a nasty color cast or tint in your photo.  Fortunately this is an easy fix in Photoshop which can analyze the image and fix it for you with minimal work. Find out how to remove a color cast in Photoshop. This tutorial explains how to use levels to adjust color in an image. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutori… This Post Sponsored by: Drobo. A family of Safe, Simple, and Expandable storage systems for capture in the field, editing in the studio, or backup and archive.
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    The Leica Camera

  • Emma de Caunes and Frédéric Stucin: On the Film Les Châteaux de sable (Sand Castles)

    Leica Internet Team
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
    Several threads connect Olivier Jahan’s film “Les Châteaux de sable” (Sand Castles) to be released in France on April 1, to the world of Leica. Actress Emma de Caunes, who plays the leading role of a photographer, and photographer Frédéric Stucin, who contributed to the film behind the scenes, discuss them here in this joint [...]
  • Meet the Leica Meet: Olaf Willoughby, A Leica in London

    Leica Internet Team
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:56 am
    Usually, Olaf Willoughby interviews other Leica photographers for this blog. This month we turned the tables by asking him to tell us about his work and how he uses his Leica for street photography in London. Q: How do you define your street photography? A: It’s simply about capturing life in the street, revealing the [...]
  • Leica Camera Supports the Charity Kinderlachen e.V.

    Leica Internet Team
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    The collaboration between Leica and the non-profit-making organization Kinderlachen e.V. has certainly paid off. On the afternoon of March 26, 2015, Dr. Andreas Kaufmann presented the CEO of Kinderlachen e.V., Christian Vosseler, with a check for 5,000 Euros. The money was raised through a series of fundraising events organized by the company. On June 13, [...]
  • Markus Andersen: A Walk On The Dark Side In Sydney

    Leica Internet Team
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:54 am
    Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Markus Andersen studied art in high school and his first exposure to photography as an art form was using a borrowed Nikon FM2 and a 50 mm lens to shoot abstract images on color negative film. He subsequently studied photography full-time, earning a degree from the Sydney Institute Of [...]
  • Premium Design and Clean Lines: Audi Displays Models at Leitz Park

    Leica Internet Team
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:54 am
    Thomas Müller, Director of Digital Marketing at AUDI AG, not only has a passion for cars with four rings; he is also a dedicated Leica X1 photographer. He says, “the camera is so wonderfully compact that I can take it along for spontaneous snapshots wherever I go.” Upon hearing of the collaboration between Leica and Audi, [...]
 
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    planet5D

  • World Exclusive: Canon Stuns Industry – and Itself – with Cinema EOS C5Di

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:57 am
    We break a truly incredible story in the first installment of our annual series entitled “Orson Welles Lives!” Forget about that 4K consumer concept Canon just showed in China. Captured on an unauthorized audio recording  inside Canon HQ — sorry, no real photos available, it’s just a Photoshopped image below — the company is about to launch a new entry point to the Cinema EOS line: a stuffed-to-the-gills Cinema EOS C5Di that promises to blow away its mirrorless competitors,  even at the potential risk of cannibalizing its own higher end sales. The first…
  • SteadiKid Becomes the New BabyCam for Small Form-Factor Cameras by MiniMotions, Inc.

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:55 am
    It seems that the ground-breaking SteadiKid carrier inspired by the motion picture industry has taken a real-life turn for the next revolution in indie filmmaking. MiniMotions is the brainchild of George Miliotis, director of popular movies such as Mad Mel. In case you haven’t seen it, lower down on this page is the video of the new device, inspired by the likes of Tiffen Steadicam, for a proposed device to carry your kid with ease. Miliotis has taken this concept full circle to support an array of smaller movie cameras. By coupling a Panasonic GH4 on a specially-designed platen, and…
  • “We Eat Our Own Dog Food:” planet5D Exclusive Interview with Frame.io

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    As founder of New York City post-production house Katabatic Digital, Emery Wells and his team first built Frame.io to handle content sharing and collaboration for his own company – but quickly realized there was a market of 10 million other creatives out there who needed the same thing. We chatted with him to learn more as their public beta begins. He was just 19 when Emery moved from Miami to New York City to embark upon his filmmaking career. But things really began to heat up when he became one of the first people in New York to acquire a RED ONE (his was serial number 40 at a time when…
  • 4K Video Panoramic from the Canon 5D Mark II (or any full HD DSLR)

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Here’s a guest post sent to us by Paul Webb. You can check out his website at farm5.clik.com/PaulWebbPhoto/ To keep some of us ticking over until we see a Canon EOS 5D released with 4K video, here´s something fun to play with. Some Background: It seems that every time the film “Apocolypse Now” comes on, there´s something new to appreciate. This time around, it was the wonderful cinematography (by Vittorio Storaro) which jumped out. To put it simply, there was so much more “image” than that which can be achieved with a standard DSLR. A desire for a wider image…
  • An Inspirational Short Movie about Australia’s World Class Moviemaking Talent

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    I recently came across an inspirational promotional short by Screen Australia titled ‘Australia’s World Class Talent‘. It reminded me of all that Australia has to offer moviemakers everywhere, and that my country has helped shape moviemakers’ vision of the future since the very first full-length feature film was made in Melbourne.  The public image of a country and the view from the inside can be two very different things. But right now, outside and inside views of Australia are converging. From the outside, our federal government is being censured for its handling of…
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    PMA Newsline

  • Untapped potential in photo book-making apps

    Paul Worthington
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Photo books’ share of the photo output product market continues to expand, reports Suite 48 Analytics, and photo book prices continue to trend higher than those for most other photo products — but mobile apps are just beginning to address the necessary trade-offs between ease of use and customizability. Now, “a wide range of apps have […]
  • Copying our brain function to improve face recognition

    Paul Worthington
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Studies of how we humans recognize faces may improve how our machines learn to do so better as well. “The brain forms abstract representations of the faces it knows,” PhysOrg News reports, “and people are very good at recognizing their family and friends over a range of conditions.” Computers and smartphones, on the other hand, […]
  • Three times more Flash storage

    Paul Worthington
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Filling up that card in your camera? Micron and Intel report their new memory technology will store three times as much data as previous formats. The 3D NAND technology stacks layers of data storage cells vertically “with extraordinary precision” to create storage devices with “the highest-density flash device ever developed,” the companies claim. It will […]
  • MMIE 594: Launch an email newsletter

    Jennifer Kruger
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    McCurry Marketing Idea Exchange #594 – March 31, 2015 Hats off to Dale Farkas, Dale Laboratories, in Hollywood, Fla., who has been plugging away for years with his email newsletter. Dale, the rest of the world has caught up with you. Apparently email newsletters are back and, according to a recent article, “in a big […]
  • Best Buy closes Future Shop

    Paul Worthington
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Best Buy announced it is “consolidating” the Future Shop brand under its own, and closing the majority of Future Shop locations in Canada. “Many of our Future Shop stores will be renovated and rebranded as Best Buy stores,” the electronics chain adds. “Some Future Shop stores that are located in close proximity to an existing […]
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    Firebird Photography Blog

  • A Slice of Danger Promotional Photos

    thecheyne
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    I Had the pleasure of shooting some promotional photos for the new film noir comedy written by my friend Miss Catwings! One part Film Noir, a dash of Drama, add One Hardboiled Detective, One Femme Fatale, blend in an Ensemble of Screwball Suspects, top off with some Crisp Dialogue and a heavy helping of Witty One-Liners, Double-Entendres, Two possible Endings, and you’ve got a tantalizing tale for the tastebuds. A Slice of Danger is a fictional account of a Honolulu, that never was. Set in Chinatown, Hawaii, a rotten city, full of crooked cops, deadly dames, lousy low-lifes, pizza…
  • Decade-hopping with Devin

    thecheyne
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:52 pm
    From my decade-spanning photoshoot with agency model Devin H. From a 1940’s mobster to a 1940’s military man to a 1950’s Motown singer, Devin really shined in all the different styles.
  • Go Green Photo Special

    thecheyne
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:02 am
    March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, a cornucopia of all shades of green. I love green, but I rarely see it in wardrobe. That’s why I propose this special – book a shoot with me where the central color is green and I’ll do it for 50% OFF! Yes, that’s a $100 savings! How’s that for saving some green?! From an emerald green dress to some jade jewelry — to some retro Hawaii rainbow warrior gear! If your shoot centers around the theme of green, then let’s do it! Here’s the fine print: Wardrobe must be provided by you. Wardrobe must be at least…
  • 2015 Valentine’s Contest Winners

    thecheyne
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Lee’s entry to our valentine’s contest was very sweet. Two hardworking parents who have tons of photos with their children, but rarely just the two of them. Lee writes: Nothing could make things better except for a nice photo (not selfie) of just the two of us! We really don’t have much of just us two as our daughters are in all photos or they are our photographers (you can imagine). Lee and Wade — how they look regularly I felt they deserved the opportunity to dress up and be pampered with photos I chose to do a dramatic series of photos inspired by the film…
  • Skin Stories with Travis W.

    thecheyne
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Catching up with all of my shoots from my LA trip a month ago (!) and here’s a photo I shot of male model Travis W. He’s a really cool dude with some amazing ink and I got to learn the story behind each of them. I love photographing decorated canvases. If you’ve got a cool tattoo you want shot in a vintage style, contact me!
 
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  • Just Published: Our Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 ILC Review

    William Chambers
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:38 am
    No, this isn't an April Fools' Day joke! Our latest hands on review is up, and this time we took a good look at Panasonic's Lumix GH4. The flagship model in their G-series line-up of ILC cameras, the GH4 is the world's first ILC to offer 4K HD video capture. It's loaded with powerful features, that will work well for both professional photographers and videographers. Some of these include a 16-megapixel Live MOS 4/3 image sensor, a quad-core Venus Engine processor, a rotating 3.0-inch touchscreen OLED display, 12fps burst shooting at full resolution, etc. To see how well this powerhouse…
  • Canon Launches Free Video Tutorials for Their DPP and EOS Utility Software

    William Chambers
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
    Canon is now offering free software tutorials through their Canon Digital Learning Center, which are aimed at existing and new users of their EOS Utility and Digital Photo Professional software packages; which were overhauled last year.  Owners of EOS digital cameras can download both programs for free, and these new tutorials will help teach them how to use the software to its full potential. More information, including links to download the software, can be found in the official release from Canon below. Free Canon Digital Photo Professional and EOS Utility Software Video…
  • Just Published: Our Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Review

    William Chambers
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    We just published our hands on review of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS. This super-zoom offers a massive 50x optical zoom lens, which covers an equivalent zoom range of 24-1200mm! While the camera is compact, for a super-zoom, Canon has included their Intelligent Image Stabilization system to help keep images steady and blur free when using its telephoto capabilities. See our full Canon PowerShot SX530 HS digital camera review to see how well it performed. 
  • Fantasea Line Announces New Underwater Housing for the Canon G7 X

    William Chambers
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:08 am
    Fantasea Line has just released a new underwater housing system for the popular Canon PowerShot G7 X camera. This system has been tested to depths of up to 80 meters, however it is certified for use down to 60 meters (200 feet); well beyond the capabilities of most other compact underwater systems. The FG7X housing gives you full access to all of the camera's controls, and even includes a handy shade over the LCD screen area. They use durable o-rings to keep the housing watertight, and they even include a moisture detector at no additional cost. Pricing for the new FG7X is set at…
  • Just Published: Our Fujifilm X100T Premium Compact Camera Review

    William Chambers
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:41 am
    Our latest hands on review is up! This time we tested Fuji's new flagship X-series premium compact camera, the X100T. Building on the foundations laid by the X100 and X100S, this fixed lens prosumer camera is packed with features you'd expect to see on a DSLR or ILC, like an APS-C sized image sensor, however packed into a more compact fixed lens body, which has an appealing rangefinder look and feel. So, how does it perform? See our hands on Fujifilm X100T camera review to find out.  
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    A Photo Editor

  • The Daily Edit – Jen Judge: Virtuoso Life

    Heidi Volpe
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:12 am
    Virtuoso Life Art Director: Melanie Prasetyo Fowler Photo Researcher: Mary Risher Photographer: Jen Judge Heidi: How often do you and your husband get hired as a team, are you promoting yourselves that way? Jen: It’s something of a work in progress. Aaron and I have been working together on and off for about ten years. In the beginning, we found that most editors wanted the freedom and flexibility to hire writers and photographers independently. But as we’ve built relationships with editors over the years, they’ve learned that we produce really good work together (and we’re not just…
  • The Daily Promo – Josh Ritchie

    Heidi Volpe
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:20 am
    Josh Ritchie Heidi: Who printed it? Josh: After searching around for a reasonably priced printer, since I was getting 1200 prints done at an odd size, I decided to go with a local print house, Dale Laboratories in Hollywood, FL. They were fast (they printed it same day within 3 hours), cheap, and most importantly their quality was exceptional. Who designed it? It was sort of a design by committee. It start with a chat with Andrea Maurio who edits a lot of my material. After we came up with a single image idea I tossed it around with fellow freelancer and very close friend Melissa Lyttle.
  • This Week In Photography Books: Ingvar Kenne

    Jonathan Blaustein
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:46 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein I often reference movies in this column. Have you noticed? You must have. Otherwise, you haven’t been paying attention. What’s wrong with you? Why would you bother coming here, every Friday, if you weren’t going to pay attention? What’s that? You do pay attention? I’m making unfair accusations? Jumping to conclusions based upon spurious assumptions? I’m sorry. Forgive me. After 17 days of being under-the-weather, I’m grumpier than an alcoholic-undercover-Russian-soldier, fighting in Eastern Ukraine, after the daily vodka…
  • The Art of the Personal Project: Agnes Lopez

    Suzanne Sease
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:59 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: Agnes Lopez Full disclosure Agnes is a client of mine. How long have you been…
  • The Daily Edit – Mossless: Romke Hoogwaerts/ Grace Leigh

    Heidi Volpe
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    Stephen Tamiesie ( left to right ) Amy Stein, Cait Opperman, Thomas Prior, Trevor Paglan, Jessica Auer, Michael Itkoff, George Underwood Kathya Landeros ( left to right )  Suzanna Zak and Justin Kaneps Daniel Shea  ( left to right ) Terry Evans and Carson Gilliland Lucas Foglia ( left to right ) Nich Hance Mcelroy, Eric Ruby, Mo Castello, McNair Evans ( left to right )  Keith Yahrling, Andrew Bruah, Lisa Kereszi  Corey Olsen Mossless Founder: Romke Hoogwaerts Partner: Grace Leigh Heidi: What brought about Mossless magazine? Romke: As a kid growing up abroad I had become attached to…
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    Nikon Rumors

  • This is the new Samyang/Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens

    [NR] admin
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    The previously rumored Samyang/Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens for Nikon F mount is now listed on B&H website. In case the listing gets removed, you can see all the details on PhotoRumors. Shipping should start on April 27th, 2015. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Samyang rumored to announce a new 100mm macro lens Rokinon/Samyang/Walimex 12mm f/2.8 fish-eye lens review Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS lens coming this summer, more lenses on the horizon
  • More info on the upcoming Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera

    [NR] admin
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:54 am
    Digicame-info published some more details on the upcoming Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera: The camera will be available in black and silver only New accessories: - MH-31 battery charger - EP-5F power connector - CB-N2220SA camera case - CT-406 trunk case - EN-EL24 lithium-ion battery This is not an April Fool's joke - go to PhotoRumors.com if you want to get fooled. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: The new Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera could be announced next week…
  • Top 10 NikonRumors posts for March 2015

    [NR] admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:59 pm
             These are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts for March, 2015: Nikon D7200 vs. D7100 specifications comparison Nikon D7200 DSLR camera officially announced This is what the Nikon Coolpix P900 camera’s 83x zoom at 2000mm looks like Nikon D7200 sample images Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens review Cheetah chase with the Nikon D810 Nikon D7200 announcement tomorrow, additional details Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED lens tested at DxOMark Nikon ViewNX-i software announced Capturing 8k video with the Nikon D800 camera (Quicklapse) Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is…
  • Nikon D7200 camera additional coverage

    [NR] admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:24 pm
    → Some additional Nikon D7200 coverage - first a quick feedback from a reader: I'm disappointed with the top status LCD display which has been downgraded and now displays less info than the previous models (D7000/7100): Nikon D7200 top LCD screen Nikon D7100 top LCD screen Shutter sound is crispier but I don't know if means more reliable/durable than before. Other aspects of the camera are similar to that of the D7100. The virtual status display (on the rear monitor) has an updated format which I find it not easy to get used to. However, as with the D7100 I cannot activate the virtual…
  • Weekly Nikon news flash #308

    [NR] admin
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:06 am
    → The new Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens for Nikon F mount is now in stock. → A new shipment has arrived - B&H started shipping the Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens to existing pre-orders. The lens is still listed as "coming soon". → The Korean company Markins announced a new RN-24 ring plate set for the Nikon 200-400mm f/4G ED VR lens. → The Lomography Petzval 85mm f/2.2 lens for Nikon F mount is now available also at B&H (see review). → The new Amazon Cloud Drive with unlimited storage does support Nikon RAW files (NEF). The unlimited photos plan costs $11.99 per…
 
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    Canon Rumors

  • New Canon Tilt-Shift Lenses Finally Coming? [CR1]

    Canon Rumors
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:57 am
    A new report at Northlight suggests that Canon has prioritized the replacement of their “old” tilt-shift lenses, the TS-E 45mm and TS-E 90mm. These upgrades could match up wellwith the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R. It’s also suggested that higher end glass supplies is limiting the introduction of more top end lenses being added to the Canon lineup. Canon [...]
  • EF 11-24mm f/4L: Our First Impressions

    Canon Rumors
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:44 am
    I’ve been in Scotland for the last 10 days or so and doing a lot of shooting with Canon’s brand new EF 11-24mm f/4L. The main purpose of the trip was for landscape photography, which I figured was a good place to start for our review. There are a lot of things that make the [...]
  • The Great 200mm Shootout

    Canon Rumors
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:56 pm
    Roger and Aaron at LensRentals.com decided it was time to test all the 200mm options for Canon and Nikon to find out which ones are the best. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the more you spend on a 200mm lens, the better it gets. Especially in the case of the EF 200mm f/2L [...]
  • PowerShot G17 Mentioned Again [CR2]

    Canon Rumors
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:25 pm
    We received another mention about the Canon PowerShot G17, which we’re told will come before the end of June. SPECIFICATIONS PowerShot G17 24-168mm 7x Zoom f/1.2 – f/2.0 Lens DIGIC 6+ Larger Sensor All Magnesium Body The fast lens would be very welcomed in the PowerShot line, so I suspect the camera will be a [...]
  • Samyang Teases 100mm f/2.8 Macro

    Canon Rumors
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:19 am
    Samyang has begun their usual teasing of  a new lens on their Facebook page. This time it’s the 100mm macro. With immense focus and unparalleled features, #Samyangoptics will introduce the latest product. Stay tuned. How many of you own Samyang lenses? Sound off on the forum.
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    Digital Photography School

  • Post-Processing Tips for Overcoming Beginners Acts of Omission

    Mujahid Urrehman
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    In an old dressmaking shop in Paris, a master-tailor has finished stitching a bridal gown. He is eager to show it to the world, but he knows that the job is not yet done. He has a few thoughts passing through his mind, and he has to make sure that the dress is presentable before the bride arrives. He tells himself that these threads dangling from here and there need to be trimmed, the ruffles need to be neatened, and the seams still need to be pressed. The master in him criticizes the dress until the tailor in him fixes the final details. When it comes to photography, the story is no…
  • Tips for Photographing a Lunar Eclipse

    Phil Hart
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    While some obscure astronomical events get over-hyped, a total lunar eclipse is always a crowd-pleaser. It is easy to observe and photograph, even among the bright lights of the big cities. April’s Easter Lunar Eclipse (2015) is visible from North America, across the Pacific to Australia, and eastern parts of Asia. The photography advice below will also serve the rest of the world well in September when an eclipse is visible to those who miss out on this one. Eclipse Details for Saturday April 4th, 2015 A lunar eclipse occurs when the alignment of the moon’s orbit is just right,…
  • Simple Tips to Improve your Travel Photography – Photographing Deserts

    Kav Dadfar
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Photographing deserts usually delivers very dramatic and beautiful landscape images. But it can also be challenging to prevent your photos from appearing flat and uninteresting, on top of the harsh conditions which can cause havoc with your camera. Here are a few tips on how you can improve your travel photography of desert photos: Catch the right light It’s no secret that photographing early morning or late afternoon provides a wonderfully soft light which can make any image look much more interesting. This can be even more vital in the desert where the low angle of the sun can really…
  • DIY Light Modifier You Can Do With Savage Translum Material

    Tristan Robitaille
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The thing studio product photographers hate the most is when undesirable reflections show up in their images. There are many ways to control these and I’ve got one that you can easily build at home. It’s a DIY project using the Savage Translum material. What you’ll be creating is a rollable sheet of Translum with a hole in the middle for your camera lens. That will enable you to set it between the object you’re photographing and the camera which will eliminate the big direct reflections you get by using a softbox pointed straight on the subject. What is Savage Translum material?
  • The Importance of Capturing Gesture and Emotion in Street Photography

    James Maher
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Sometimes an expression can cut you like a knife. One of the most fascinating things about street photography is that it can be so hard to pinpoint the reasons why one photograph works and another does not. A good street photograph can be sharp or it can be blurry; it can be in contrasty light or in soft and even light; it can be an energetic scene with layers of people or it can be a quiet shot with nobody in it. It gets further complicated when you start to think about the ideas, moods, and feelings that your images suggest. Despite this lack of certainty, I believe there are two…
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    DigiCamReview.com

  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Reviews

    Joshua
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is out, with a 16 megapixel sensor, 5-axis image stabilisation, FullHD video recording, microphone socket, vari-angle tilting swivelling touch-screen, 10-11fps continuous shooting, a super quiet shutter, live composite mode (very cool!), Wi-Fi, and a 40 megapixel shooting mode as well. It’s available in silver or black for £899 body only. It’s been reviewed by a number of people, with detailed reviews available at ePHOTOzine.com, Robin Wong, DigitalRev (Video), The Phoblographer, Nicholas Goodden (who went on to buy it), SteveHuffPhoto Part 1, Part…
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review

    Itai Danan
    14 Feb 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Panasonic’s leading Micro Four-Thirds camera, the GH4, brings 4K Ultra-HD video to mirrorless cameras. This 16 MP digital camera is designed for advanced photographers and videographers with a huge number of features in a professional-grade weatherproof body with 3 control-dials and a traditional mode-dial. Panasonic GH4 Review Neocamera recently published a detailed review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4. This review covers all the photo and video of the GH4 and analyses its performance on both fronts. As usual, the in-depth review includes a gallery of sample images taken throughout…
  • Maginon SZ-350 Budget Bridge Camera

    Joshua
    26 Dec 2014 | 3:02 am
    Aldi UK has another budget digital camera, the Maginon SZ350, with a 35x optical zoom lens, 20 megapixel CCD sensor, 720p video, 3inch screen, optical image stabilisation, pop up flash, and blink detection. It’s priced at around £99. If you have one, feel free to post your thoughts, comments, reviews and photos below. Full details on the Maginon website. Alternative budget bridge cameras to look at include: Panasonic Lumix LZ40, 42x optical zoom, £139 at Amazon UK. Sony Cyber-shot H300, 35x optical zoom, £99 at Amazon UK (this one offers panoramic shooting).
  • Nikon D750 Review

    Itai Danan
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:27 pm
    The Nikon D750 just had a review published at Neocamera.This professional DSLR has a 24 megapixels full-frame CMOS sensor paired with a fast EXPEED 4 processor. Its autofocus system features Phase-Detect at 51 points and is sensitive down to -3 EV, making it one of the most sensitive AF systems around. The D750 starts a new line of high-end DSLRs, one which is aimed at videographers and attempts to deliver high-quality for stills and video. It can capture the former at 6.5 FPS and the latter at full 1080p and up to 60 FPS. Just like its siblings, the D750 offers a 100% coverage viewfinder and…
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review

    Itai Danan
    20 May 2014 | 7:39 pm
    The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the flagship Olympus camera, joining the mirrorless and DSLR lines into a model capable of taking full advantage of Four-Thirds and Micro Four-Thirds lenses. This mirrorless features a revised 16 megapixels CMOS sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF for use with legacy Zuiko lenses, while it uses ultra-fast Contrast-Detect AF by reading the sensor at 240 Hz when using M.Zuiko lenses. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review As the top-of-the-line offering, the E-M1 is built to professional standards. Its body includes dual control-dials, a built-in EVF with Eye-Start sensor and is…
 
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    Photo Business News & Forum

  • VIDEO: Getty Images Losing Ground in Mid-Stock Business as CEO Steps Down

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

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

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

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

    John Harrington
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:07 pm
    In May of 2011, self-proclaimed "…world's first crowd-sourced image library…" launched. Since then, their speculation-based model of soliciting work has eroded the value of assignment-based photography and diminished the overall value of photography in the process. In 2007, Photo Business News published this article "nOnRequest - This is Not Your Father's 'Agency'" where we outlined the failing idea of a "custom stock" business model. PBN wasn't alone in this perspective. Photo District News, in an article titled "Revolutions that never happened" took a similarly dim view of the model,…
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    Tao of Photography

  • An "Old" Technology Sparks a "New" Generation

    Andy Ilachinski
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:32 pm
    I will dispense with my (by now, probably tiresome) apologies and excuses for not posting regularly, and will simply resume posting as time (and muse) permit. On this occasion, the subject is both old and new, on multiple levels. Specifically, old technology - as in Polaroid cameras and Polaroid-film-like one-step processing - and a new generation of photographers, exemplified by my 12 year old son, Josh, about whose discovery of - and burgeoning passion for - a bygone era of imaging I'd like to wax poetic about as both an admiring dad and "objective" observer.Before we get to Josh, we need…
  • Help yourself to a free portfolio sampler

    Andy Ilachinski
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    Sudden Stillness - Portfolio Sampler by Andy Ilachinski For those of you interested, and for this month only, I've made the iPad version of my current "portfolio sampler" completely free. If you have an iPhone or iPad, please feel free to download, enjoy (I hope), and pass on this "freebie" to anyone you think might be interested. It contains 16 portfolios in all (with shorter previews of a few others). Since photography is ultimately about sharing (one's aesthetic, travelogues, perhaps even a philosophy of life), my "epiphany" on the way home from work tonight, was simply, "So, why not…
  • Photography, Elemental Forms, Narrative, and Music

    Andy Ilachinski
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:07 pm
    "If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.... I get most joy in life out of music" - Albert EinsteinIn my "Long belated return to blogging..." blog entry a few weeks ago, I alluded to finding a new reverie in the "music" of Kauai's tonal forms and rhythms - something I'm becoming more and more drawn to in general (far transcending what my "eye" saw during my family's trip to Kauai in July, and something I am becoming more and more sensitive to in my photography); but I did not, in that…
  • Kauai Bamboo

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

    Andy Ilachinski
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    I can look at a fine art photograph and sometimes I can hear music. - Ansel AdamsHaving been absent from blogging for a little over a year (!) - due mostly to ill-timed but persistent "day job" responsibilities (as always) - this entry marks a long overdue, though happy, return to musing on this forum. Though long absent from public view on this blog, my photo-related work has not actually suffered much in the intervening time. I have continued "experimenting" with color abstractions, played with a number of promising (and not so promising) new portfolios, and have a number of stories to…
 
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  • Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II Camera Review

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
    The Canon PowerShot G1X MII is the perfect addition for the enthusiast or experience photographer looking to add a high performance, compact DSLR-like camera to their kit. With DSLR-like image and function quality this camera will appeal to people looking to add to something smaller and zippier to their existing camera assortment. Featuring a 12.8 megapixel capture...
  • Canon IXUS 155 Digital Camera Review

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:39 am
    This small compact is petite and fun to use. The camera is light as a feather and is no heavier than a smart phone but has the punch to produce great images. The IXUS was designed with the point and shoot beginner in mind and also for those who don’t want to sacrifice the quality of their images because of their inexperience. The Canon IXUS 155 offers effortless...
  • Olympus Stylus SH-2 Ultra-Zoom Digital Camera

    12 Mar 2015 | 3:23 am
    Olympus has announced the new Olympus Stylus SH-2 ultra-zoom travel compact camera. It features a powerful 25-600mm aspherical zoom lens, best-in-class 5-Axis optical Image Stabilisation, as well as Wi-Fi for social sharing and wireless camera control. Its new Nightscape mode helps you take the best night-time shots possible with a compact camera...
  • Nikon Coolpix P900 Digital Camera

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Fusing innovative technology and exceptional design, the Nikon COOLPIX P900 engineered for superior telephoto performance with 83x optical zoom takes compact photography to new heights. Nikon Australia is also pleased to announce the launch of the new Nikon COOLPIX P900, a 16.1 megapixel camera with new Dual Detect Optical VR technology that boasts the finest super telephoto...
  • Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Nikon Australia is pleased to announce the launch of the new Nikon D7200, a revolution of image possibilities and connectivity technology. Fast, versatile and fully connected, the sophisticated Nikon D7200 delivers sumptuous stills and excels at video. With a host of features inherited from Nikon’s renowned FX models, the Nikon D7200 has plenty to offer avid photographers.  Delivering exceptional...
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    Virtual Photography Studio

  • TIPA Awards Winners – The Best Devices in the Photography World

    Paul Escott
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:57 am
    There are so many reviews out there of cameras, lenses, accessories and various other photography-related devices that it can be hard for a regular person to decide on something. Because of this the best way to approach a possible purchase is by reading up on reviews and doing a bit of research, but you would still need a place to start, don’t you think? This is where we come in. Today, we’ve got the winners of one of the most, if not the most, prestigious award in the photography world. The TIPA Awards are the most popular and coveted imaging and photo awards in the world. Every year,…
  • Easy Photoshop Reflection Photography Tutorial

    Paul Escott
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    Have you ever looked at a reflection photograph and thought to yourself that it must be really hard to achieve? Well, we’re here to tell you that it’s not hard at all! Today, we’ve got a very easy Photoshop reflection photography tutorial that will teach you how to add a reflection to your photograph and make it look realistic and smooth. Before we start, you must know that reflections work really well on images with open pavement and also HDR processed images that give the pavement a wet look. Once you’ve got your image ready, it’s time to get cracking! In less than 10 minutes, we…
  • 10 Photography Tips for Mirorrless Cameras

    Paul Escott
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    More and more people are choosing mirrorless cameras over digital single reflex lens cameras (DSLRs). Some do it because they are transitioning from a compact camera, others because they are too intimidated by the size and feature set of a DSLR. Understanding your Mirrorless First, in order to work your camera, you need to understand it. Mirrorless are in the Digital Compact Cameras category, which means they have tiny sensors and exchanging lenses is impossible. Being compact is one of the best attributes you can find in a MILC (mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera). So, a MILC is like a…
  • Tips for Portrait Photography for Shy Models

    Paul Escott
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:58 pm
    When looking at a portrait, the first thing we tend to notice is where the subject is looking or what message they are sending through their eyes. This post addresses both photographers and those having their photograph taken. You can use our tips for portrait photography to work with shy models. Model Tips for Portrait Photography First of all, it is not uncommon for some people to dread having their photo taken of, especially if it is a portrait. This can either come from insecurities we might be having regarding the way our face looks like, or maybe we consider ourselves totally…
  • DSLR Guide for Beginners: The Best Entry Level DSLR Tips

    Paul Escott
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    So, you’ve purchased your first DSLR camera, have you? You most likely read the manual, watched tutorials, asked your fellow photographer friends for tips. And still, you are reluctant to experiment with your new purchase. Do you find it easier to just use the Auto function? You don’t even take the camera out with you because you find it too difficult and somewhat embarrassing to fiddle around with various settings? This guide on the best entry level DSLR tips for photographers just starting out. You may have been toying around with a point-and-shoot camera for a while now, and…
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    The DogBlog :: Photographer Eric Doggett

  • The Art Wall Project

    eric
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:19 pm
    The post The Art Wall Project appeared first on Eric Doggett Studios. -
  • How To Organize Photos in the New Year

    eric
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:42 pm
    So we are off and running in the new year. Hopefully we’ll all be taking a lot of great photos this year whether they are of friends, family, or as part of our business. I thought then that it might be helpful to share how I organize photos in... -
  • Santa In Carbonite

    eric
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    Announcing our 2014 Christmas card – Santa in Carbonite! At the end of every year we collect all of the cool card ideas that we thought of during the season. I then create a calendar event for the next November, listing out the ideas we... -
  • The Quality of the Story

    eric
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Too many times we (myself included) love to rush into the technical/production aspect of whatever we are trying to create, when we should really be focusing more on the quality of our story first. It’s a unique problem in ‘still-image’ visual arts... -
  • A New Site!

    eric
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    The post A New Site! appeared first on Eric Doggett Studios. -
 
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    Camera Hacker: Forums

  • HP 945 Video Recording Codec Information

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Great blog here! Also your site loads up very fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my site loaded up as fast as . . . Category: Digital Camera: HP
  • Can't get rid of "turn the power off and on again"

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:21 am
    Thank you every one for the comments and suggestions. I have a DSC-W310 whose lens got stuck after it took a fall from my sister's hand. the lens wont come out . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • DCR-TRV350 tape wont eject C:32:11

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Sony Handycam DCR TRV355E My machine wouldn't eject tapes until I came here and read a post that said unplug your battery and plug the mains lead in it eject . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • Sony HVRM10U - C:31:23 Error Code

    22 Mar 2015 | 9:49 pm
    I have a Sony HVRM10U Deck. I bought it on EBAY 2 years ago and the Company I got it from said it had been tested and everything worked. When I got it I turned . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • DCR PC5E Error code C 21:00

    15 Mar 2015 | 11:12 pm
    I just did it on a 9 year old HDR-HC1. It worked! Most amazing thing I have seen in years! Category: Video Camera: Sony
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    LetsGoDigital English Edition

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge accessories

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    Samsung Galaxy S6 edge accessory collection : Samsung Electronics announced the rich accessory collection for the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. This robust portfolio of accessories will offer people the freedom to customize their mobile experiences to fit their personal style while enhancing the beautiful and purposeful design of Samsung’s newest devices. The latest accessory collection will feature designers and brands that share Samsung’s goal of authentically merging fashion and technology through accessories, thereby providing consumers with diverse ways to express their style and…
  • BlackBerry Leap smartphone for 4G LTE networks

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:25 am
    BlackBerry Leap smartphone : BlackBerry introduced the new BlackBerry Leap 4G LTE smartphone. The BlackBerry Leap is an affordable all-touch smartphone in a modern and powerful design that is built for career builders and companies who value security and privacy when pushing their productivity to the next level. BlackBerry Leap includes a brilliant edge-to-edge five-inch HD display, BlackBerry’s latest operating system and more than a full day’s battery power, keeping users hyper connected, productive and always in control. With up to 25 hours of heavy use, the BlackBerry Leap will power…
  • Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM

    20 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM smartphone : Microsoft announced a new addition to its affordable range of Lumia smartphones. The Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM is built with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 software, a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor featuring a dual-core CPU running at 1.2GHz, and with Microsoft Office, Skype and OneDrive pre-loaded. The new Lumia 430 Dual SIM was designed to help people achieve more at work, at play and on the go. With an estimated retail price of $70, it is also the most affordably priced Lumia that will be able to upgrade to Windows 10.
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

    18 Mar 2015 | 1:20 am
    Microsoft Lumia 640XL smartphone : The Lumia 640 XL is the latest addition to the Microsoft Windows Phones. The Nokia Lumia 640 XL is perfect for both work and play, the smartphone comes with a wealth of features out of the box at an affordable price. The Lumia 640XL includes a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, and is loaded with Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim Update, giving you access to great Windows features such as one-swipe Action Center, Word Flow and Live Folders. The Lumia 640 XL will be upgradable to Windows 10, so that when it becomes available later…
  • Microsoft Lumia 640

    18 Mar 2015 | 1:15 am
    Microsoft Lumia 640 smartphone : Microsoft launches the Lumia 640, a powerful smartphone with an affordable price tag. The Lumia 640 takes productivity to the next level by giving you greater flexibility to accomplish more on the go, making it a perfect choice for those who wish to increase their productivity without breaking the bank or for people who wish do more with their smartphones. The Microsoft Lumia 640, powered with the Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim update, offers exciting features such as Live Folders, one-swipe Action Center and world’s fastest texting with Word Flow.
 
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    Layers Magazine

  • Swapping Out for a Better Sky

    Scott Kelby
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    By Scott Kelby Excerpt from Photoshop for Lightroom Users This is yet another form of compositing, but it’s kind of “reverse compositing” because, instead of selecting a person or an object and placing it on another background, we’re going to select the background (sky) and replace it with a better one. This is a handy thing to know because nothing kills a travel or landscape shot like a dull, gray, cloudless sky, like the sky was on the day I took this photo of the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Step One: We’ll start by opening the first image in Photoshop, so…
  • FREE XMPIE WEBINAR: INTRODUCING UMERGE, A PERSONALIZATION ADD-ON FOR ADOBE INDESIGN

    Perry Lawrence
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:53 am
    Understanding the Power of uMerge for Designers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – APRIL 1, 2015 The uMerge Add-on to Adobe InDesign helps designers to create document templates for generating personalized or customized printed pieces such as those used in catalogs, postcards and invitations. Join Deb Haines, Senior Trainer/Solution Specialist at XMPie and learn how you can automate the flow of data into your template and leverage the full creative capabilities of InDesign for creating dynamic, data-driven elements, such as text, text on a path, images, transparency effects, character styles,…
  • Creating Backscreened Prints in Lightroom

    Scott Kelby
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    Excerpted from Chapter 13 of The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers For all the wonderful things Lightroom’s Print module does, one feature it doesn’t have is one that lets you backscreen a photo (a staple in most wedding albums). So, I came up with a workaround, where we can use a backscreened image as our page background, and then put another non-backscreened image in front of it on the same page. It’s easy, but not really obvious. Step One: Choose the photo you want to use as your backscreened image, then create a virtual copy of it by pressing Command-’…
  • Geometric Effects

    Felix Nelson
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:44 pm
    One of our senior graphic designers, Margie Rosenstein, asked me to watch the new season intro for So You Think You Can Dance so I could see the geometric, vector-looking video graphics that were used in it. They combined a da Vinci-style mechanical rendering with a Minority Report-like computerized vector effect that was freakin’ cool. She thought it would make a good “Down & Dirty Tricks” column, and she was absolutely right. So right, in fact, that we used it for the September 2014 issue cover design. Here’s how we created it. Step One: Open an image where the subject could…
  • Retouching Portraits in Camera Raw

    Scott Kelby
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers (2014 Release) One of the main things we’ve always had to go to Photoshop for was retouching portraits, but now, by using the Spot Removal tool, along with the Adjustment Brush, we can do a lot of simple retouching jobs right here in Camera Raw, where they’re completely non-destructive and surprisingly flexible. Step One: In the portrait shown here (which I shot on stage during my Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It tour, we want to make three retouches: (1) we want to remove any blemishes and soften her skin, (2) we want to…
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    Photojojo

  • Meet PJ:Darby Edition

    laurel
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Name: Darby “Professional Designer or something” Thomas What Do You Do Here? I draw funny pictures and make funny websites. Favorite Camera: The Lomo Instant (this guy here). Learn Even More About Darbton Abbey (...)Read the rest of Meet PJ:Darby Edition (103 words) © laurel for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Photo History and How to Repeat It

    laurel
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Know your history, or you’re doomed to repeat it? Nah, we’ve learned our photo history and we’re happy to repeat it. Check out our timeline of photo trends, pick up some tips on how to recreate historic looks on your phone. Try your hand at 1930s colorization or go back to that 70s film grainy goodness. Learn your history, and repeat away! Learn From the Last 100 Years of Photography (...)Read the rest of Photo History and How to Repeat It (1,172 words) © laurel for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Get Surreal With Oil and Water Photos

    Taylor
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Have you ever tried to mix oil and water? Fortunately it just doesn’t work. “Wait,” you say. “Why is this fortunate?” Well because, otherwise you wouldn’t get such fantastic-looking effects when you try to combine the two! And once you get close (like macro close) then oil and water’s aversion to mingling will result in some seriously surreal photographs. Excited yet? Good! ‘Cause we’re here to walk you through the five easy steps it takes to create these magical macro shots. Simple Steps for Oil and Water Magic (...)Read the rest of Get…
  • Meet a PJer:Danny Edition

    laurel
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Name: Danny “Dino Dan” Lunden What Do You Do Here? They tell me I do customer service, but really I make photo dreams come true! Favorite Camera: My new Sony QX 100 of course (paired with my iPhone)! Learn Even More About Dino Dan (...)Read the rest of Meet a PJer:Danny Edition (54 words) © laurel for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • A Celebration of Droneography

    laurel
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    We’ve had photo drones in the Photojojo Shop for over a year! We’ve taken some great flights, shot our fair share of dronies, wrote the book on Drone flying (free with every Drone in the Photojojo Shop) and today we’re launching our first Photojojo designed drone accessory! What a year. Click on through to see photos and videos taken by Photojojo customers (and their drone), check out a world map that lets you get a drone’s-eye-view of hundreds of cities and natural wonders alike. Then, watch our training vids to see if you’ve got what it takes to become a pilotographer. See Just…
 
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    Northlight Images Photography

  • Review - Piccure+

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    Piccure Plus is an image sharpening plugin and application that can correct for some aspects of lens softness and camera shake. It's not fast but can bring a degree of sharpness and clarity to images that can make even expensive lenses look appreciably better.
  • Canon EF11-24mm review

    7 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    Canon's new ultrawide zoom lens goes to a wide angle view, previously unavailable in a rectilinear lens. The review looks at what it's good for, and the image quality it produces. The article also addresses just why you might want to use it.
  • Review - BenQ PG2401PT 24" monitor

    16 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    BenQ are a fairly new addition to the makers of high end pro monitors for colour critical applications. This review looks at the PG2401PT and the software for calibrating it, and its hardware calibration, which includes a 14 bit 3D LUT.
  • Comparing scanned black and white film

    14 Feb 2015 | 3:06 am
    After the review of the Epson V850, we were offered additional scans of one of Keith's test negatives using a Heidelberg Tango drum scanner, an Imacon 949, and the older Epson V750. Some 100% crops give an idea of the differences.
  • Review -Topaz ReStyle

    12 Feb 2015 | 6:04 am
    With many hundreds of colour and tonality styles, the Topaz ReStyle plugin allows you to quickly adjust the look and feel of a whole image.
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    Photography Blog

  • The Copyright Zone, Second Edition

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    The Copyright Zone: A Legal Guide For Photographers and Artists In The Digital Age, 2nd Edition is a new title from Focal Press. Read more and comment »
  • PolarPro Announces New Action Cam Accessories

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    PolarPro will launch its newest POV action cam accessories line up at the 2015 NAB Show. Read more and comment »
  • Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Review

    Mark Goldstein
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    The Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM is a fast wide-angle prime lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. Retailing for £799 / $849, read our expert Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM review to find out if it's as good as the 35mm and 50mm Art lenses... Read the review »
  • Work, Rest and Play

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:45 pm
    The Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960s to Today exhibition presents a survey of over fifty years of British documentary, fashion and fine art photography. Read more and comment »
  • Canon to Hold Interactive Booth Demos at NAB 2015

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    At the 2015 NAB Show, Canon will showcase its full line of professional, high definition imaging equipment at booth C432. Read more and comment »
 
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    CreativePro.com - News

  • Extensis Launches FontLink; Delivers Fonts for Adobe InDesign Server Workflows

    Mike Rankin
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    Body: Portland, Ore—March 31, 2015—Extensis® today launched FontLink™, a new module for the professional font management system Universal Type Server®, which delivers fonts for documents in automated publishing workflows that use Adobe® InDesign® Server. “Having the correct fonts during the production process is critical for any InDesign Server workflow. Missing or incorrect fonts can quickly derail any automated processes and pull people away from other critical tasks,” said Toby Martin, Director of Product Development at Extensis. “FontLink solves the font management…
  • XMPie Releases uMerge

    Mike Rankin
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Body:  New York, NY, March 12, 2015– XMPie®, a leading provider of software for personalized communications in print and digital media, announces the release of uMerge, a subscription-based personalization add-on to Adobe InDesign CC.  uMerge is easy to use for InDesign professionals and relevant for a broad scope of applications, from database publishing to small-scale personalization jobs such as newsletters, event invitations, departmental HR communications, financial communications, and more. Now every InDesign professional can create personalized PDF files within InDesign in a…
  • The (Font) Doctor is In!

    Ekwoman
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Even though I am using Typekit fonts more and more—it's part of my Creative Cloud subscription, after all—I still wouldn't be able to function without my trusty font manager. Pre-OS X I was the undisputed Queen of Font Suitcases and could fix any problem I encountered. Those days are long-gone and I now depend on products to help me with the voodoo that is often needed when working with corrupt and troublesome fonts. FontDoctor—which comes bundled with Suitcase Fusion—is available as a standalone product whose main goal is to diagnose and treat…
  • Limited Edition Stock Photos Starring Vince Vaughn and Friends

    Ekwoman
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Getty Images' iStock is promoting Twentieth Century Fox's upcoming Vince Vaughn film Unfinished Business with stereotypically banal stock photos. Vaughn—along with Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco—makes cameo appearances in the sterile "look how much fun working in an office where we all dress in the same blue/black/white color palette is" images via the wonders of Photoshop. With descriptions like "Portrait of multi-racial business team…enjoying victory on white background" and "…dashing business leader…standing confidently with arms crossed at the…
  • Vote in the Most Overrated Design Contest

    Ekwoman
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Just because an idea or a product has become widespread or is "what all the cool kids are using," doesn't mean you have to actually embrace it. Same goes for design. First we were all about shiny, glassy icons and web buttons. Now that those are passé, we are all about the flat design, until something cooler comes along. It's like we spend our time jumping from bandwagon to bandwagon. Well, if you've been aching to tell the world how much you despise the pseudo-hand crafted packaging trend, now is your chance. The folks at Co. Design are having a little…
 
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    Chase Jarvis Blog

  • 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…
  • VIDEO: Unboxing The New DJI Global Inspire 1 Drone

    Chase
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    You my dear friends all know the drone photography + cinematography, UMAV’s, quadcopters, whatever the hell you wanna call them is all the rage these days. You don’t need me to tell you that. But even I couldn’t have predicted when I was first playing around with this stuff back in 2008, 09 and 2010 how fast this technology was going to blow up (figuratively). And…well… I’ve gotten to know the fine folks from DJI Global, attended their launch event in SF end of last year…and lo and behold, I last week scored their newest machine–The Inspire…
  • How to Overcome NO & Beat the System — “Dear White People” Director Justin Simien on #cjLIVE Wed Dec 10

    Chase
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:18 pm
    UPDATE: In case you missed it, here’s the re-watch of the incredible episode with Justin Simien, below! OR if you’re hungry for my audio PODCAST here via iTunes or (be sure to subscribe) or download the MP3 file here. Subscribe to keep up with future episodes and take a peek back all previous shows including performances by Macklemore and the Lumineers, insights from Adrian Grenier from Entourage fame, Tim Ferriss and many others. It’s my hope that after watching this you… …are now more inclined to take on a huge creative challenge …can use Justin’s…
  • Comfort Is the Enemy of Purpose: How to Pursue Life-Changing Risk

    Chase
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:12 pm
    There is no force as powerful as pursuit. It’s a gritty daily grind — but it’s the only way to find out what you’re capable of. Twenty years ago, I ditched medical school and bailed on a PhD in Philosophy to pursue my own calling to become a photographer. Amidst a bunch of head-scratching and doubt from my family and peers, I abandoned a known outcome to dedicate my life to making art. This quest woke me from a sleep state, and has since catapulted me into opportunities I never imagined existed.I test myself by doing, making and being, NOT by checking off boxes or collecting diplomas.
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    Camera Labs

  • Nikon D5500 review - a step-up from entry-level DSLRs!

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:25 am
    The Nikon D5500 is an upper entry-level DSLR aimed at photographers looking for a step-up from a budget model without the expense or complication of a higher-end camera. Successor to the D5300, it shares the same 24 Megapixel sensor, 39-point AF, 5fps continuous shooting, 1080/ 50p / 60p video and built-in Wifi. New to the D5500 is a touch-screen (that remains fully articulated), a slightly smaller body and a flat video profile. Is it the right DSLR for you, or is a mid-range mirrorless the answer? Find out in my Nikon D5500 review!
  • Panasonic Lumix GF7 review - budget mirrorless, ideal for selfies!

    25 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    The Lumix GF7 is Panasonic's latest entry-level mirrorless camera, and like other Lumix G models, employs the established Micro Four Thirds standard and a 16 Megapixel sensor. Like its predecessor, the highlight is a tilting screen which can fold back to face the subject for selfies. Panasonic's had fun thinking of new ways to enhance the selfie experience with a selection of filters, a buddy mode that recognizes when two faces are close, and Jump Snap which cleverly exploits the accelerometer in your smartphone to trigger the shutter as you leap into the air. Find if this is the best…
  • Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II review - the best all-round camera in its class!

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:05 am
    The Olympus EM5 Mark II is the latest in the company's popular OMD series. You get the viewfinder, Wifi and PC Sync port of the EM1 along with improved controls in a compact, weather and freeze-proof body. There's also a fully-articulated screen, silent shooting, greatly enhanced movies and improved stabilisation which works with any lens you attach. Oh, and not forgetting a cunning new mode which stitches eight images into a large 40 Megapixel file. Find out why it's become arguably the best all-round camera I've tested in my Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II review!
  • Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f2-8 review - the best quality walkaround X-mount lens

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Fujifilm's XF 16-55mm f2.8 is a high quality general-purpose zoom for the company's series of X-mount bodies. It delivers a useful walkaround range equivalent to 24-83mm and a constant f2.8 focal ratio, not to mention weather-sealing. It's an unashamedly high-end lens aimed at pros who'll love to couple it with the XF 40-150mm, but does it deliver the goods in practice? Find out in my Fujifilm XF 16-55mm review!
  • Nikon COOLPIX S9700 review - the best budget 30x compact?

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:25 am
    Nikon's COOLPIX S9700 is a pocket super-zoom with a 30x optical range, taking you from 25mm wide angle to 750mm super-telephoto. This 16 Megapixel camera also offers 1080p video, full manual control, and uniquely among its latest rivals, both Wifi and GPS built-in. The recently-launched S9900 has also seen prices on this already competitive model fall even further. So is the S9700 the best value 30x super-zoom around? Find out in Ken's Nikon S9700 review!
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    Dr.Ozdi

  • Modré tóny / Blue tones

    21 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Zima je už v nenávratnu a bláznivé jaro zase blázní. Winter already left and crazy spring is crazy as every year.
  • Pozvání / The invitation

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Nechám se tím pozváním zlákat.Co by se mi tak mohlo stát?Kdyby něco, tak jsem hned zpátky.Tak zatím...! It's very nice and tempting invitation. I would like to follow it.What could happens?If anything happens, I'll be back.So far ...
  • Měsíc vysokého napětí / The high voltage Moon

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Toho večera jsem se nechal zlákat takovou docela nenápadnou pěšinou a stopou cizího biku. Pustil jsem se po ní jako ohař. Úplněk mi krásně svítil na cestu a světla bylo skoro jako ve dne. Jenže stopa kola končila po pár set metrech pod posedem a dál pole pod sněhem. Co teď?Jel jsem dál nazdař bůh. Všechny cesty přece vedou do horké vany...!Tahle moje cesta byla skoro o dvě hodiny delší, než jsem plánoval. Bez navigace, suchého trika, sušenky.Projížďka úžasná a pár fotek jako bonus. In memory of the night biking in fresh powder.
  • Černá sjezdovka / Black expert slope

    17 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Hvízdání větru v uších.Bolest stehen.Pálení sněhu na tvářích.Ještě kousek, ještě, ještě jeden oblouk a pak ať to klidně přijde...tak ještě jeden a pak klidně... Wind is whistling in my ears.Thighs pain!Snow is burning on faces.Just a bit, still, one more curve and then let the end quickly come ... so one more curve and then quickly ... Tančil sám ve tvaru ohně, až se místy udýchal. Tanči ještě, tanči pro mě, Slunce volá, tanči dál. Tanči, tanči, tanči. Tanči dokud můžeš, tanči, to udýcháš. Tanči na klaviatuře, tanči dokud můžeš ještě…
  • Kamenitý vrcholek / Stony peak

    11 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Už poněkolikáté svítá. Sněhový mrak se přehoupl a zmizel za kamenitým vrcholkem kopce bez jména. Takových tu jsou stovky. Another sunrice today. The snowy cloud swung over the stony peak of no-name hill and disappeared.
 
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • Broad Light, Narrow Light

    Joe McNally
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:29 am
    From the same light shaper. When Gary Astill, the peerless designer at Lastolite and I were brainstorming, I mentioned the quality of light translating through a Lastolite Skylite panel was always quite nice, but it was occasionally too much light. The source, a diffuser panel, is basically a 40′ square. It would often envelope the subject, sometimes in lovely fashion, but other times, it could have a tendency to swamp the subject, flooding them with too much light. I have an active imagination and I had visions of the subject drowning in light, gurgling something like “Use a more…
  • With Thanks….

    Joe McNally
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’ve always enjoyed the company of photographers. So, it was truly enjoyable to share time and stories this week with a group of extraordinarily, wonderfully talented shooters, all of whom share the good fortune of being called a Nikon Ambassador. At an evening gathering of most of the Nikon USA staff, each ambassador was asked to show a quickie version of their work. In my case, that meant squeezing 40 years into five minutes. I actually asked forgiveness for showing a bit of emotion. In photo school, in the 70’s, we used to hang at the darkroom, flipping through issues of this…
  • The Magnificent Lads on the Side of the Tower!

    Joe McNally
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    It is a task as endless as the desert. The Burj Khalifa tower, tallest structure in the world, soars out of the sands like a sharply constructed, elegant needle, seemingly designed to pop the blue balloon of sky overhead. It is a magnet for the eye, and hence the camera. Courtesy of the gracious folks @BurjKhalifa, Waseem and his team, and the Emaar Group, I was allowed to climb to the very top a couple years ago, and made a snap of some very battered shoes. This time, with the training given to me by the Grako Corporation, and the intrepid duo of Mike Flamson and Pieter Van Der Walt, who are…
  • A Fun Walk

    Joe McNally
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:16 pm
    In Dubai, now, from Las Vegas, desert to desert, one kind of glitz to another. WPPI was fun. I was very honored to give a keynote presentation there, but mostly it was a gathering of friends I’ve known in this business for many years. Also did a photowalk, which thankfully occurred on one of those beautiful desert mornings when the light was so crisp and clean it felt like it had been dry cleaned and pressed. I invited the lovely Charlotte O’Dowd, a dancer at Showstoppers, to come along with our group, and her statuesque presence, combined with the light, made our walk more of a skip. It…
  • From Here to There…

    Joe McNally
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:42 am
    Travel is a wonderful thing. I walked out of my house, where we can barely see the lamp post in the walkway, got into a fast moving metal cylinder, and got deposited, roughly, in the desert, where we did a production shot yesterday. Vegas, here we are again. A change of scenery wasn’t the cause of the trip, though it was welcome. I’m down here for the WPPI Convention, and actually have a role to play, even though I am not a wedding shooter of any note whatsoever. I’m very honored to be giving the keynote address to the convention on Tuesday night. It’s a wonderful turn…
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    Canon Blogger

  • Color and Your Camera

    Jason
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    In the past I’ve touched on the topic of color and your camera/monitor as it relates to photography… Color and It’s Impact on File Size The Power of Color 5 Elements of Control #2 – Color Hot and Cold Lighting…Read more →
  • Consuming Versus Creating Content

    Jason
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Let’s face it – we have a lot to keep up on these days. On top of managing our own social media footprints, there are magazines to read, forums to attend to (building and engaging with your own community of colleagues and friends), gear reviewsRead more →
  • Merry Creative Christmas

    Jason
    24 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Once the wrappings are all torn off, the glitter vaccuumed, and you think you’ve had enough family time today is probably when you’ll end up here, reading what all the bloggers have to say. Ok, here’s my thought for the…Read more →
  • Tis The Season

    Jason
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    With everyone offering Black Friday, Cyber Monday and super savings on a variety of products, it seems only fitting that the 49 Photo TIps Bundle also jump into the fray for the holidays, so, without further ado – for a…Read more →
  • SLR’s and Self-Cleaning

    Jason
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:02 am
    I’ve written several times on the blog about cameras and sensor dust, which you can review here, here, and here (5 Ways to Clean, 5 Times to Clean, and 5 Ways to Avoid Dust).  I’ve also elaborated a bit on…Read more →
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    DIYPhotography

  • Yet To Be Announced Rokinon 100mm Macro f/2.8 Appeared on B&H

    Liron Samuels
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    The listing, which has since been removed, revealed a few details a day before the expected announcement. As we reported earlier, the lens will be a 100mm f/2.8 macro and turns out it will also be available in Fuji X, Samsung NX, MFT and Sony E-mount versions. While the price is significantly lower than rumored, [...] The post Yet To Be Announced Rokinon 100mm Macro f/2.8 Appeared on B&H appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Olympus Gave Out Free Cameras As Part Of April Fool’s Joke; No, Really There Were Free Cameras…

    Tiffany Mueller
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:22 pm
    I got to hand it to Olympus on this one, this was a pretty good April Fools Day joke, even if they weren’t actually joking. Facebook fans of Olympus UK saw several posts made by the camera maker on April 1st, announcing they would be giving away three free cameras . All you had to do [...] The post Olympus Gave Out Free Cameras As Part Of April Fool’s Joke; No, Really There Were Free Cameras… appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • The Secret Life of a Barcelona Bench

    Liron Samuels
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    Think of the least time you sat on a public bench. Did you have lunch with a friend? Were you on a date? Did you have a seat to catch your breath after a run through the park? Whatever it was, I bet you didn’t stop to wonder what happened on that bench 24 hours [...] The post The Secret Life of a Barcelona Bench appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • IN EXTREMIS – Captures The most Glorious Accidents Ever (mildly NSFW)

    Udi Tirosh
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    Remember that epic fall that Madonna had in the Brit Awards? This stuff is to Epic to be staged. Originally from Rome but now living in Barcelona, photographer Sandro Giordano creates and photographs even more bizarre falls and accidents (albeit not featuring famous singers). We picked inside Sandro’s brain to understand where those crazy photos are coming from. I [...] The post IN EXTREMIS – Captures The most Glorious Accidents Ever (mildly NSFW) appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Serbia’s History Brought to Life in This Series of Merged Photos

    Liron Samuels
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:34 am
    Davorin Dinic, an amateur photographer from Serbia, merged old photos of his hometown with new photos he took from the exact same spot. The result is a wonderful series that emphasizes the city’s history and feels like a magical port to the past has been opened. Touched by his work, people have offered Davorin access [...] The post Serbia’s History Brought to Life in This Series of Merged Photos appeared first on DIY Photography.
 
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: 3D Texture Trick and Downloading Brushes from CC Market – Episode 411

    Aaron Westgate
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    Corey has a tutorial about a cool, 3D texture trick. Pete addresses the Adobe Creative Cloud Market and shows how to download and use brushes from there. 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 411 is now playing! Download Episode 411 (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: Crafting the Image and 3D Reflections – Episode 410

    Aaron Westgate
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    Pete has a tip on crafting your image. Corey answers some viewer mail on creating a 3D reflection within your image and how to do it. 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 410 is now playing! Download Episode 410 (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: Lighting Effects for Portraits – Episode 409

    Aaron Westgate
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    Corey starts out the show by showing a cool lighting effect for your portraits or wedding photography. Pete has a tip on cleaning up the frame of your image in Photoshop. 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 409 is now playing! Download Episode 409 (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 Globe and Blend If Sliders – Episode 408

    Nick Abramovitz
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:16 am
    Corey has a nifty trick on how to make a 3d globe. Later in the show, Pete has a very informative block of instruction on the blend if sliders in Photoshop. 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 408 is now playing! Download Episode 408 (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 Plate Graphic and New Layout Guides for Templates – Episode 407

    Nick Abramovitz
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:36 am
    Pete starts out the show with a tip on the new layout guides for making templates in Photoshop. Later on, Corey has a cool trick on making a 3D plate graphic. 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 407 is now playing! Download Episode 407 (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

  • Key Players in The Mobile Image Sensor Market in China 2014-2018

    Vladimir Koifman
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:13 am
    ADSReports presents a report on China image sensor market:"The new report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Mobile Image Sensor Market in China: Aptina Imaging Corp., OmniVision Technologies Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Sony Semiconductor Corp.Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Canon, GalaxyCore, LG Innotek, Panasonic Corporation, Sharp, Sharpvision, SiliconFile, Sunny Optical Technology, STMicroelectronics and Toshiba.Further, the report states that one of the main challenges that are hindering the growth of this market is the high cost of…
  • Day of Small News

    Vladimir Koifman
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:48 pm
    PR Newswire: As has been reported earlier, a settlement between Lead Plaintiffs and OmniVision, Shaw Hong, Anson Chan, and Aurelio "Ray" Cisneros (the "Individual Defendants" and collectively, with OmniVision, the "Defendants") in the amount of $12,500,000 has been proposed by the Settling Parties. A hearing will be held before the United States District Judge on June 5, 2015.Meanwhile, SeekingAlpha speculates about the chances that Omnivision buyout deal goes through:"Officers and directors, as a group, own less than 5% of the company, and don't appear to be personally incentivized toward a…
  • Yole Word on Sony CCD End of Life

    Vladimir Koifman
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:57 pm
    IMVEurope publishes thoughts by Yole Developpment analyst Pierre Cambou on Sony CCD end of life decision. One quote:"It is always sad for technologists to watch the creative destruction of technology shifts. I believe this major transition will renew the innovation drive of the industry. Let’s buckle up for a new technology cycle. I am convinced we are not to be disappointed. CCD image sensors are dead, long live CMOS image sensors!"
  • Synopsys Announces Power-Efficient Vision Processing IP

    Vladimir Koifman
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:46 pm
    PR Newswire: Synopsys announces its new DesignWare EV Family of vision processors. The EV52 and EV54 vision processors are fully programmable and configurable vision processor IP cores that deliver over 1000 GOPS/Watt power efficiency, said to be 5X better efficiency than other available vision processors. The cores can operate at up to 1 GHz in a typical 28nm process. The DesignWare EV52 and EV54 Processors are scheduled to be available in May 2015.
  • Toshiba Starts Mass Production of 1080p 2.7um Pixel HDR Sensor

    Vladimir Koifman
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    Business Wire: Toshiba starts mass production of the previously announced 1/3-inch 1080p60 TCM3232PB sensor at the end of April. The PR stated the sensor HDR mode provides 108dB DR, while the flyer talks about 100dB:
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    Visual Realia

  • Minimum Wage Increase: Right for Conservatives?

    visualrealia
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:23 pm
    There are certain political issues that logically break down between the major parties. But the minimum wage? I never understood why conservatives would not be supportive. But apparently the York-Adams County House Republican Delegation isn’t. In a statement following Governor Wolf’s budget proposal, they note, “Saddling them (small businesses) with burdensome tax increases and increasing the minimum wage does not support the job creators that provide employment to middle-class Pennsylvanians.” Perhaps we should ask small business owners. They’ve been asked. - A (national) survey…
  • "Inside Hanover" Event - May 2, 2015

    visualrealia
    4 Jan 2015 | 5:47 pm
    "Inside Hanover" - Saturday, May 2nd, 10 AM - 1 PM Put the date on your calendar and plan on exploring downtown Hanover as spring starts inviting us outside for a walk. It's been two years since the photowalks were put on hiatus, but they're coming back for one camera-optional event. If you're in the area, walk with us and check out the architecture and inside of businesses, churches, landmarks, etc. around town, no camera required. Want to try a photowalk? That's an option, too; come prepared with your cell phone camera, a DSLR or anything between. More info to come, but if you'd like to…
  • Memetic Misbehavior

    visualrealia
    28 Dec 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Tags: social mediahumorinternetsarcasmmeme
  • Right and Wrong

    visualrealia
    28 Dec 2014 | 6:40 pm
    The controversies regarding the perceptions of an unequal justice system, the deaths of young, minority men and the safety and difficulty of the job and expectations for our police officers continue, as I’m sure they will. My interest the past few weeks has been less on the specifics of the recent news items and more on our reactions, at least as reflected in media, both traditional and in various online social media. As is my usual complaint, we tend to oversimplify issues and insist that there are “right” and “wrong” sides. As is often the case, meaningful discussion isn’t going…
  • Visual Realia on Instagram

    visualrealia
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:41 pm
    If you're an Instagram fan, feel free to follow Visual Realia as user visualrealia. http://instagram.com/visualrealia Many of the posts are food related, often being intermediate steps in making new or interesting recipes. 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: instagramsocial mediaphotographyfood
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Keeping Your Color Consistent Between Lightroom and Photoshop

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang: First, sorry for missing yesterday’s post — I was flying back from Amsterdam with an early flight, and I just kinda ran out of time. Plus, with all the weed and stuff over there…(just kidding, just a joke). Anyway, today we’re looking at going back and forth between Lightroom and Photoshop and, if you do that, I’m sure you want consistency in your color between the two programs, right? Right! That’s  why you might want to change your color space in Photoshop to match Lightroom’s default color space of ProPhoto RGB.   You do this under Photoshop’s…
  • Announcing Our Book Giveaway Winners! (Yay!!!!)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    A big congrats to these fine folks who won a copy of my book “The Photoshop Book for Lightroom Users:” 1. Luis Gutierrez 2. Willem Havenaar  3. Muthanna 4. Azel Jacob 5. Yasnier Jauma 6. Cherie Barrett 7. Juan David Hurtado G. 8. bogusz 9. Brett A. Wheeler  10. JP Korpi-Vartiainen If you didn’t win, you can still pick up a copy at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Winners Note: My assistant Lynn Miller will be contacting you directly to get your shipping details. Congrats, and thanks to everybody who entered (and thanks to everybody who included a nice comment in your entry – so…
  • “The Lightroom Show” Episode #7 with Scott & RC is here!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Hey guys, RC here. Scott is out in Amsterdam for the Professional Imaging conference in Amsterdam. That won’t stop us from showing you the latest episode of The Lightroom Show! We are so glad you guys are digging it! Remember, if you have any questions that we can solve for you – we’d love to hear them. Keep sending them along. The featured photographer for this show is Adrian Sommeling. Check out his site at http://adriansommeling.com/ ! Have a great weekend! The post “The Lightroom Show” Episode #7 with Scott & RC is here! appeared first on Lightroom…
  • Adding Color

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Original Image One of the great things about the adjustment tools is that you can add color to the affect. Heck it could be the only setting you applied to that tool. I rely heavily on Photoshop’s color picker/eyedropper to help me choose colors since I have been known to have some color issues. But if you use a track pad or tablet device such as a Wacom Intous in Lightroom and you click on the color swatch to choose a color… as soon as you move your mouse out of the color palette, and try to sample a color in the image… the cursor changes to a regular one and you…
  • I’m Giving Away 10-Copies of My “Photoshop For Lightroom Users” Book

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi everybody — to help shake off yesterday’s “No Comment Monday” (save for a last-minute comment or two by Lyle) today I’m giving away TEN signed print copies of my book, “Photoshop for Lightroom Users.”  To enter, just leave me a comment here, and you’re entered. I’ll pick 10 winners on Friday end of day; I’ll sign each one and get ‘em out to you no matter where you are in the world. Good luck everybody! Here’s a video (below) that explains the book (that way, at least you’ll know what you might win). Good luck everybody! (Note: in case you…
 
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    Tips dan Trik Fotografi

  • Melibatkan sudut untuk komposisi yang lebih menarik

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Kaindahan sudut mungkin jarang dibahas dalam komposisi fotografi, dan jarang pula disadari oleh banyak orang. Fotografi layaknya seni lukis atau seni membuat iklan memerlukan kejelian untuk melibatkan bentuk-bentuk yang indah. Mata manusia secara normal akan membaca gambar dari kiri ke kanan, serta dari atas ke bawah. Jadi pada area akhir seperti area bawah gambar perlu nampak indah, hal inilah yang menyebabkan mengapa di area pojok kanan bawah biasanya ditempatkan logo perusahaan, karena area ini memang area terakhir yang akan dipandang oleh mata viewer. Kita tidak akan menemui situasi…
  • Komposisi terbuka dan tertutup

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Komposisi dalam fotografi dibagi menjadi dua yakni komposisi terbuka dan komposisi tertutup. Kedua sub komposisi tersebut masih ibagi lagi dalam sub yang lebih kecil namun tidak akan kita bahas dalam kesempatan kali ini . Komposisi tertutup Komposisi tertutup merupakan gambar dimana semua elemen gambar tertata rapi didalam frame. Komposisi tertutup memilik ciri subjek utama lebih menonjol dan sangat berbeda dari elemen lain disekitar subjek. Seringkali subjek utama terletak didekat area tengah dan tidak pada terian frame. Elemen elemen lain dalam gambar cenderung untuk memandu mata viewer…
  • Teknik fokus and recomposing

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Teknik fokus and recompose merupakan teknik yang sangat berguna bukan hanya untuk fotografer pemula namun juga para profesional. Banyak orang menggunakan cara ini saat berada dalam cahaya minim serta menjumpai subjek yang berada di pojok, apa alasannya? Arti recomposing Saat kita mengambil gambar kita akan berhati hati menempatkan subjek didalam frame yang artinya kita menyusun komposisi(compose). Recompose artinya mengunci subjek dan melakukan komposisi ulang dengan menggeser sudut pandang/posisi kamera sehingga posisi subjek berpindah namun tetap sebagai titik fokus. Sebagai contoh anda…
  • Pentingnya meluruskan horizon dan menyelaraskan garis

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:14 am
    Kesalahan yang paling umum dilakukan oleh fotografer pemula tentang komposisi adalah garis horizon yang tidak lurus serta garis-garis lain yang tidak selaras. Hal tersebut sebenarnya cukup sederhana namun jika kita memperhatikannya akan memiliki pengaruh yang sangat luar biasa pada gambar yang dihasilkan. Mengapa garis lurus sangat penting Mengapa garis horizon yang lurus sangat penting? karena secara alami mata manusia lebih menyukai garis yang lurus ketimbang garis yang miring. Coba perhatikan ketika kita menggantung foto diruang tamu, kita pasti ingin garis atas frame sejajar dengan…
  • Tips memilih tripod untuk kamera DSLR

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Memilih tripod memang gampang-gampang susah. Susahnya karena begitu banyak pilihan yang ada dipasaran saat ini dengan berbagai kualitas yang berbeda pula. Tripod merupakan alat bantu sederhana yang akan menahan kamera kita saat digunakan dalam kondisi tertentu. Ada beberapa hal yang perlu dipertimbangkan dalam memilih tripod antara lain seberapa tingginya? kondisi pencahayaan yang kita hadapi? Seberapa stabil tripod tersebut? Berapa berat yang mampu ditahannya? Mengapa kita membutuhkan tripod sebelum memilih tripod kita perlu lebih dahulu mengetahui manfaat tripod antara lain : 1.
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    PhotoAbuse

  • Skateboarding in the Park

    Jeff
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Hopped on the train again this weekend and headed toward Chicago. Destination: Lincoln Park. Got off the train and headed north on the Brown Line. I thought it might be a nice day to go to the zoo.  A little too late though as I was there for about a half hour and they closed. […] The post Skateboarding in the Park appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Intensity

    Jeff
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    While I don’t know most of the rules when it comes to Water Polo, one thing I do know is that I really like watching it! These kids put everything they have into it and can go from joking around on the deck to pure intensity once in the pool when the whistle blows. This […] The post Intensity appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Cloud Gate

    Jeff
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Cloud Gate, aka The Bean is a big destination for tourists and locals alike. It’s a great place to people watch without a doubt. The view of the city from Millennium Park is nothing short of spectacular and it is for the most part, always crowded. Making a picture of The Bean without people in […] The post Cloud Gate appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • BOA: The Slinky Proving Grounds

    Jeff
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    If ever there was a place to test out a Slinky, the north face of the Bank of America building would be it. This is a view of the building from Quincy street and the more I look at it, I can only imagine what a long trip it would be if you had to […] The post BOA: The Slinky Proving Grounds appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Saturday Afternoon at the Cultural Center

    Jeff
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    It was a nice day and I decided to hop on the train and head downtown. I always try to stop by the Chicago Cultural Center to see what’s going on and today was no exception. I saw this fellow as soon as I walked into the room. He was fidgeting a lot with his […] The post Saturday Afternoon at the Cultural Center appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
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    Photography For Real Estate

  • The Spanish Version Of What Real Estate Agents Need To Know About Photography

    larry
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:16 pm
    Thanks to Manu Luque at guolker.es in Torrevieja, Spain the free PFRE e-book, What Real Estate Agents Need To Know About Photography is now available in Spanish. With the addition of Spanish this free resource for real estate agents is now available in 7 languages (English, Russian, German, Italian, Ukrainian, Croatian and Spanish). Click here […]
  • The Scandinavian Style Of Interior Photographer Jonas Berg – Gothenburg Sweden

    larry
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:25 pm
    This months PFRE photographer of the month contest had a photo that really captured my interest. The photo was by Jonas Berg of Gothenburg, Sweden. Click on the photo to the right to see a large version of Jonas’ contest submission. What caught my interest about this image was how uplifting the light in the room was. […]
  • Minimum Cost For Real Estate Photography Essential Items Startup Kit

    larry
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:28 pm
    I’m in the process of a major update to my Photography For Real Estate e-book. Since it is a book about getting started in real estate photography it suggests gear for someone getting started in real estate photography. A new feature I have in the book is a minimum cost list of getting started gear. […]
  • How Do I Photograph A Wine Cellar In The Basement With Very Little Light?

    larry
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Robert asked the following question: I have a photo shoot coming up and the house has a quint wine cellar – 10×18 in size, wine racks and bottles, etc. There is etched glass on the entrance door and etched glass for the large front glass planes. The wine cellar is located in the basement of […]
  • What Should I Charge To Photography A 13,000 SF Apt In Manhattan?

    larry
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Manuel in New Jersey asks: I am a real estate photographer working and living in NJ. I’ve been in business since 2013. I am now trying to get jobs in NY.  A Realtor in Manhattan just asked me what are my fees for an 13,000, $7M apartment in Manhattan?  I am in puzzled because I have no idea how to charge […]
 
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    Flickr Blog

  • Twitter Tuesday: The Streets Selection

    Tatiana Criscione
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:25 am
    The theme for this week’s #TwitterTuesday was #Streets, and you all showed the most amazing streets in your own neighborhoods, and from all across the world. Here are our favorites selected from your submissions, and you can see all photos by directly going to our Twitter feed.
  • Flickr now offers Public Domain and CC0 designations

    Rajiv Vaidyanathan
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Flickr supports a wide range of licenses to match the many ways photographers on our site want to share and distribute their works. We’ve been proud to support Creative Commons licenses since 2004, and we’ve become an important repository of U.S. Government works and historic images from galleries, libraries, archives, and museums around the world (check out The Flickr Commons for examples). But we’ve heard from our community that we’re missing two important designations: Public Domain and Creative Commons 0 (CC0). Many members of our community want to be able to upload images that…
  • Daughter channels grief into stunning ‘Wonderland’ photos

    jensawyer
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    “The trigger for the way photography changed my life was my mother’s diagnosis with cancer,” artist Kirsty Mitchell says. “Photography became my voice when I couldn’t speak about what I was going through.” Kirsty’s mother, Maureen, was a beloved English teacher who was passionate about sharing stories. “She wanted to instill a belief in beauty and creativity in children,” the London-based artist recalls. “She collected all these extraordinary books of European folklore with incredible illustrations, and she read to me until actually my early teens.” Photography had…
  • Flickr Friday: the Happiness selection

    Solène
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:15 am
    Don’t worry be happy! Last week #FlickrFriday was all about happiness for the #InternationalHappinessDay and you shared a lot of happy faces and happy moments. You made our day so much better! Thank you all for the great photos, and here are our favorites. Please go directly to our Flickr Friday group pool for all submissions. You will find much more fun, and, of course, great works by all of you.
  • Flickr Friday: Push the button

    Solène
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:01 am
    What’s going to happen if you press that button? We are often tempted to know what’s behind and also to get the result. It could be a button in an elevator, to cross the street, even the “=” button on a calculator. You can also play with the reflection of your finger in that button or show us your hesitation to push or not the button. Let your imagination do the rest! Ready to press? Push the button! In this week’s Flickr Friday we invite you to take your best shot for this theme #PushTheButton. We will feature our favorite photos from submissions you share in the Flickr…
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    camera 47 : create | repeat

  • 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 →
  • #25 Jerome Kersey

    jonesoliver
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:19 am
    For folks that read this blog regularly, you know that my assignments typically don’t have me rubbing elbows with public figure types.  But one of the organizations that I’ve had the opportunity to work with the past few years is Oregon Special Olympics (SOOR).  And as a near life-time Trail Blazers fan (there – I … Continue reading #25 Jerome Kersey →
  • Top Photos from 2014

    jonesoliver
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:28 am
    Is it too late for a “2014 Best of” post?  Hopefully this one is only arriving “casually late”.  That said, regardless of your photography experience, I think it’s a good practice to go through your photos periodically and choose a few that you consider to be among the best.  The transition from December to January … Continue reading Top Photos from 2014 →
  • Leavenworth for Christmas

    jonesoliver
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:20 am
    As it turns out, we had the chance to sneak out of town and spend the Christmas holiday up north near Leavenworth, WA – a logging-town-turn-Bavarian-village nestled in the North Cascades .  While we rented a cabin about 30 minutes from town on Fish Lake (near Wenatchee Lake), we made it into town a couple … Continue reading Leavenworth for Christmas →
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    Cameratown.com Digital Photography News

  • Full Review of the VSN Mobil V360 Action Still & Video Camera

    12 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Review by Cameratown's Ron Risman: "Let me introduce you to the V.360 - a 360° compact camera that captures the action all around you (in front, in back and on the sides) - eliminating the guess work as to where you should be aiming the camera. With a GoPro you're always trying to figure out whether you should aim the camera outward for a first-person view or inward for a 'selfie' view. With the V.360 everything will always be in frame.
  • New Olympus Stylus SH-2 Features 24x Optical Zoom, RAW Capture, 5-Axis Stabilization, and 1080/60p Video

    11 Mar 2015 | 12:17 am
    Olympus today introduced a successor model in the Stylus SH line of digital cameras, the Olympus Stylus SH-2, featuring a 24x wide-angle optical zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for remote shooting and sharing with a smart device, RAW capture capability, and 5-Axis Image Stabilization that supports both still image and video capture. This sophisticated camera also adds new Nightscape Modes for stunning night scenes and portraits.
  • Nikon's Newly Announced Coolpix D900 Features an 83x Optical Zoom (24-2000mm)

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:42 am
    Today, Nikon Inc. announced the COOLPIX P900, a camera that offers an unprecedented and incredible 83x zoom along with superior performance. This exciting long zoom option provides users with incredibly sharp NIKKOR optics and a 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom* range capable of reaching previously unimaginable distances. In addition to its unrivaled zoom power, the 16-megapixel COOLPIX P900 comes equipped with an array of innovative features and advanced controls for capturing sharp and detailed images as well as Full HD video from afar. Such features include built-in GPS and the experience of Nikon…
  • Nikon Introduces the D7200 DSLR with Improved Sharpness, Low-Light, AF, and HD Video

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    Today, Nikon Inc. introduced the Nikon D7200, a powerful DX-format DSLR built for enthusiasts ready to conquer the next challenge in their photographic journey. Featuring a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF) and the EXPEED 4 image processing system, the D7200 is capable of incredibly fast performance and capturing phenomenally detailed, sharp images and HD video.
  • Announcing the new ARRI ALEXA Mini

    22 Feb 2015 | 10:25 pm
    ARRI announces the new ALEXA Mini, a versatile additional tool in the ARRI ALEXA camera range that combines a compact and lightweight form factor with the same unparalleled image quality that has made the ALEXA system a gold standard for the industry. Designed for specialized shot-making, the ALEXA Mini perfectly complements a full ALEXA shooting kit and allows crews to eliminate the complications of working with third-party cameras by keeping everything within a single system that is trusted all over the world.
 
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    Scott Wyden Imagery

  • 15 Free Photography Guides In An Evernote Notebook

    Scott
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    One of the not-so-secret tricks I have up my sleeve is constantly compiling and creating charts to have with me at all times. These charts are not on paper, though. These charts are in an Evernote notebook I call Photography Guides. Evernote is amazing software that allows me to stay organized for work, and for personal things.  The mobile app allows me to take individual notes and notebooks offline so I don’t need to wait for data to download or syncing to finish. One of my uses includes my nodal slide chart for each of my lenses. That comes in handy for panoramic photography. But…
  • Sometimes Simple Is Best

    Scott
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Photography can be done in so many ways. Subject matters can change depending on the photographer, even at the same location. Sometimes while walking around, doing street photography, it’s important to consider the simple things. This scene really does not have much going on. It’s a very warm photo of yellows and oranges. But there is something about the minimalism of a parking meter against a textured wall, with cool shadows. That’s why I stopped walking to capture this photo. Sometimes simple is best. Think about it.  
  • Reflecting With Reflections

    Scott
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    I was looking through my photo archives and came across this photo. While processing the photo it had me thinking about some of the amazing photo trips I’ve had. It also got me excited for upcoming trips. One of the things I keep thinking about is trying too hard, and thinking too much, about certain photo opportunities. Instead of just absorbing where I am and being in the moment, I sometimes get sucked into making sure I get “the shot” that I want. While reflecting on this reflection photo, it made me realize that I don’t have to try, but rather just enjoy the time.
  • Help Me Make Beautiful Women’s Clothing & Educate The World

    Scott
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    Here is something extremely special I want to be a part of (and potentially can with your help), and it all starts with a cool story. My friend, Karen Hutton​, was approached by Vida to artistically embed some of her photographs on beautiful clothing for women. At first Karen didn’t know what to expect, but when she finally had a chance to see the clothing in person her mind was blown. The way they used her photographs were absolutely amazing and clever. Then I heard my friend, Trey Ratcliff​, also getting involved in this cool project. He too was so excited about the end results.
  • Sometimes A Neutral Density Filter Just Isn’t Needed

    Scott
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The more common method of making the sky very dark, almost pure black, is to use a graduated neutral density filter. But an expensive filter like that is not always needed. Look at this photo. Composition like this is ideal for a graduated neutral density filter. But I did not use one.  Instead I relied on the dynamic range of the camera’s sensor. I keep my camera on RAW, which gives me far more flexibility during processing to recover highlights and shadows. So inside of Lightroom I used the Black and White tool to bring down the exposure of only the sky. A neutral density filter was…
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • Why Petronella Lugemwa Rocks Multicultural Weddings

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    I love meeting and getting to know kindred spirits in the photography business. When I photographed South Asian and multicultural weddings, I looked to a few people to inspire me. Knowing that I wasn’t alone as a wedding photographer in a very specific niche was a God-send. I include Petronella among those who kept my spirits alive. So, who is Petronella? Petronella Lugemwa, is a multicultural wedding photographer based in New York. She has a wonderful and diverse background that includes a degree in chemical engineering and a MBA as well. We talked about her beginnings in Uganda and…
  • Learn Scott Robert Lim’s Secrets To Booking A $10k Wedding

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:33 am
    Scott Robert Lim is quite the talker. But he walks the walk too. He is an internationally recognized photographer who has spent over 15 years photographing weddings. He is also a mentor to many photographers around the world. Lim’s CreativeLive courses are always very popular because he never holds back on teaching. In fact, he told me that these days he sees himself more of a teacher than anything else. So, it didn’t come as a surprise that he was teaching through a free webinar again. This time the topic is something close to Lim’s heart – tips to booking a $10k…
  • Matthew Jordan Smith’s Quest To Find The Next American President

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Matthew Jordan Smith’s repertoire as a commercial and fashion photographer is well known around the world. Yet, he chose to work on a personal project that took him to all 50 states. The project involved visiting with 100 families across the USA. He photographed children outdoors, holding up signs with their ambitions and ideas to lead their country. It’s a project that took him 3 years to complete. After pouring his own resources into the project to start photographing children in America, Smith ran a successful Kickstarter campaign. He now has published a book that is every bit…
  • Profitable Wedding Album Design Tips For Busy Photographers

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:21 am
    Melissa Jill, a Phoenix, Arizona based wedding photographer knows all about being busy. But she also knows what it means to be efficient. Melissa Jill Photography – that’s her and her small group of associate photographers – photographs a little over 40 weddings a year. Multiply that number by an average of 2000 digital images to process and you know that’s a staggering amount of time in front of the computer. Melissa, however, outsources her initial edits to ShootDotEdit and leans on her own wedding album design company, Align, to deliver the final layouts. We sat…
  • The Art Of Delight & Why That Must Matter For Photographers Like You

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Bill Holland is a wedding photographer in Colorado and blogger at The Art of Delight. “The Art of Delight helps small businesses design with purpose delightful experiences for their customers. This enables these businesses to not only differentiate themselves in an increasingly heterogeneous marketplace, but concentrate on creating and shipping their art–in whatever form that takes.” Give this interview a listen if making your customers happy is one of your primary goals! Bill Holland suggests some simple tips to make your client interactions a win-win.
 
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    maine wedding photography blog

  • Jackson, New Hampshire wedding of Andrea and Dave

    denise
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    When I met with Andrea last year we wondered just what the weather would be like when she and Dave would say their I Do's this March.  Would we have snow? Would it be cold? Would we have an amazingly early spring and be enjoying 50 degree weather?We here in New England are now familiar with The Winter That Never Ends, so there was still snow on the ground in Jackson, NH on the big day.  Andrea came prepared with a variety of footwear, as did her bridesmaids.  Smart ladies!  Dave and his guys had to make do with dress shoes that are not the most rugged, but they made it…
  • reintroducing the Maine Snapshot Studio

    nicole
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:47 am
    By now you've probably heard about our state-of-the-art, modern, digital photo booth — the Maine Snapshot Studio! (If you haven't, well, check her out below!)We're so excited to offer this option to our wedding couples and completely over the moon about bringing it to other Portland area events like Portland Greendrinks, Inspire Retreats and Baxter Brewing's Anniversary Party.What makes the Maine Snapshot Studio so unique?For starters, the open-air concept (you can see photos of it in action on our Facebook page) challenges you to fit a dozen — or more! — friends into a single…
  • 8 month old Owen

    emilie
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    You're going to be seeing a lot of this little guy on the blog as he's the son of our new studio manager, Nicole. I first photographed Owen when he was a little more than a week old last summer. Now he's a busy, curious 8 month old who clearly adores mom and dad. It was a quick, casual session– under an hour– the perfect amount of time to capture how much he's grown before a late morning nap (for him, not me. I wish!). Look at all those teeth!
  • wedding dress shopping at Madeleine's Daughter in Portsmouth

    emilie
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    More than a year ago, Madeleine's Daughter invited me to photograph a busy Saturday morning in their dress shop in Portsmouth. Documenting headshots of the stylists and later the process of brides trying on various gowns and sometimes finding The One was a f-u-n assignment. The challenge was choosing which of the many bridal suites to photograph in as there was action happening in each one! Below are a few images from that morning, but most I am not permitted to share as some of the brides featured still have not yet had their wedding– we wouldn't want to be responsible for spoiling the…
  • warm greetings to (new!) Nicole, our studio manager

    emilie
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
    A few years ago I received a memorable application from a Cape Elizabeth gal with an MBA and a banking background. Not entirely convinced our worlds would meld, she kept in touch and I watched as her career shifted to marketing at Portland's VIA Agency. She emailed me ideas for blog posts or interesting industry articles. She engaged on our Facebook page. She commissioned me to photograph her family. Just before Christmas she asked if she could come in for coffee. Nearly a year without a studio manager, she offered suggestions on how she could help. Basically, she made it impossible for me…
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    Graf Nature Photography

  • My own Ice Land

    Mark
    14 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Anyone in the nature photography community knows that I […]
  • Immersivity

    Mark
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:20 am
    After years of trying various earbuds for listening to […]
  • Cold new year morning

    Mark
    3 Jan 2015 | 3:55 pm
    It was quite peaceful out at 6:45 am on the first morni […]
  • Twenty Fourteen

    Mark
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This will be my 8th year in reviewing some of my favori […]
  • Clinton River restoration

    Mark
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    This year had some more good news for the Clinton River […]
 
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    PhotoNaturalist

  • Free eBook on Landscape Photography From Anne McKinnell!

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

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

    Steve Berardi
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Yesterday (March 8) was the start of Daylight Saving Time (DST) here in the US, so I thought it’d be a good time to remind everyone to update your camera’s clock. It’s helpful to keep the clock very accurate (down to the second!), so you can better review your photos later. Sometimes the best way to learn is to constantly review old photos and revisit your thought process of creating those images. So, knowing the exact time the image was shot can help you check other things (like where was the sun at that time?). Having an accurate clock also helps you stitch two scenes…
  • 8 Tips For Photographing Sunsets

    Lindsey Graham
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Photo by Lindsey Graham Photographing the sunset is all about catching rich colors, interesting reflections, dazzling highlights, and dark silhouettes that emerge during this golden hour. As the day wanes, the color and light change minute by minute and elicit an enticing sense of addictive urgency. The perfect shot is all about timing and the ever-changing combination of weather patterns, available light, and time of year ensure that every sunset is different. Be sure to stick around once the sun has vanished so you don’t miss a hue; but most importantly, take a minute to enjoy the…
  • How To Use A Photographic Blind

    Jim Braswell
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Shooting from a photographic blind can be very useful, particularly when photographing wary animals. Although I do not routinely use a blind, there are situations where I do. Such as when shooting birds at a feeding station, or at a watering hole. On one occasion, I was photographing songbirds at a watering hole in the south Rio Grande River Valley of Texas, when this Greater Roadrunner showed up: Greater Roadrunner with Grasshopper / Photo by Jim Braswell Why Use a Blind? I have found that using a photographic blind can be very useful. Photographing wary subjects is sometimes only achieved…
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    The Digital Story

  • Sony a7 II Features 5-Axis Sensor-Based IS

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:43 pm
    It's probably no coincidence that the impressive Alpha a7 II mirrorless full frame camera features 5-axis sensor-based image stabilization, which arrives not too long after Sony's substantial investment in Olympus (who developed the technology for their Micro Four Thirds bodies). And like any good marriage that produces beautiful offspring, everyone just counts their blessings. Here's more about it - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/03/sony-a7-ii-sensor-based-image-stabilization.html
  • "Street Shooting Trick, SH-2 Compact, Color Calibration" - Photo Podcast 473

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Nifty Street Shooting Trick, Hands On with the Olympus SH-2 compact zoom, Color Calibration - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/03/street-shooting-and-more-podcast-473.html
  • Uploader for Instagram in Mac App Store

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:33 am
    Now it's easier than ever to move images from your Mac to Instagram. A new app, Uploader for Instagram ($4.99), allows you to right-click on a photo and send it to your account. Here's more - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/03/uploader-for-instagram.html
  • Westcott Omega Reflector for Portraits

    28 Mar 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Regardless if you use natural light or strobes for your portraits, you'll probably like the Westcott Omega Reflector Kit. Here's more about it - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/03/westcott-omega-reflector.html
  • Setting Up Back Button Focus for Olympus OM-D

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    Back button focus is helpful for portrait and sporting events. Here's how to set it up on an Olympus OM-D (all models including the E-M5 Mark II) - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/03/set-up-back-button-focus.html
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    Faby and Carlo

  • How to smile for pictures

    Fabiana Nicora
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
    To smile or not to smile? It is one of those awkward questions when we find ourselves in front of the camera and we think and now, what shall I do? I believe that a beautiful, authentic smile makes any picture joyful and the subject radiant, however, unless you are a trained actor, it is almost impossible to look natural when someone tell us to “just smile”. Especially because we have nothing to think about or to do, and we dread looking silly or even worse, as awkward as we feel inside. The good news is there are tricks to learn how to smile for pictures and look good. You can learn some…
  • Padded bra. Friend or foe?

    Fabiana Nicora
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Best friend of small boobs and ugly companion of big chests, the famous padded bra is definitively an ugly piece of lingerie and should not be ever worn in public, or in a boudoir photo shoot. However, for the sake of some of my friends who are big fun of it, I will try to find – objectively – some pros and cons of the infamous padded bra. Pros 1. It creates cleavage If this is what you dream about, you definitely should try to wear a padded bra. The padding bit squeezes everything possible and it creates depth in places you would not believe possible. Score! 2. It gives good…
  • “Do I need to get Naked?” tops our FAQs

    Carlo Nicora
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
    In the past weeks we have been running a lot of analysis on what our visitors look for on our website, and the frequently asked question “Do I need to get Naked?” tops the number of clicks! Let us be clear before continuing: the amount of skin on show during a boudoir session is what our customer wants. If you want to have your boudoir in skimpy, see-through lingerie, that is fine by us; if you want your photographs to reveal your naked body, that is fine by us; if you want to remain clothed at all times, that is still fine by us. Our idea of boudoir is strictly related to the…
  • Enjoy the month of love with Petitis Bisous

    Carlo Nicora
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Why celebrating one day only at S. Valentine’s when you can enjoy the entire month? For the 1st to 28th February, in cooperation with the luxury lingerie boutique Petits Bisous in Kings Road, we give you the opportunity to win a competition to be photographed in your favourite lingerie. The prize is a bespoke, exciting and stylish Boudoir Experience with us and a print from the photo session worth £300. It includes 1 and half hour of heavenly pampering in the experts hands of a professional make up artist and a photo session tailor made on your dreams and your personality. Winning is…
  • Reclaim your lunch break

    Fabiana Nicora
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:30 pm
    It has been a while since I have worked for a company and not for myself, but I still remember it as a shock when moving to the UK and securing my first job, my precious lunch break became a luxury. I come from a country where there is a fairly slow pace of life and, generally speaking, the workplace is quite relaxed, in fact, as a practice, almost every Italian company has one set hour for lunch break that everybody takes. It means that if anyone needs to call any office between 12pm and 2pm, there is a voicemail to greet you. In Italy eating time is a big thing. It is a perfect time to…
 
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    PhotoDay

  • Legs...legs...legs.

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    .....Downtown Seattle, Washington.Late March, 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Dogs, Fuji x100, happy, street, Tourist, travel
  • Red.

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    .....Highway 520 self portrait.Near Lake Washington, Seattle, Washington.Almost Spring, 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Fuji x100, street, Tourist, travel, walking
  • ...Red Square..redux.

    21 Mar 2015 | 4:51 pm
    ..........The University of Washington, Red Square.Seattle, Washington, near Spring 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Buy it, Fuji x100, street, Style, Tourist, travel, Unoversity of Washington
  • ...please use the hand rail.....

    19 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    ...The US Post Office, University Avenue.Near the University of Washington.Seattle, Washington, late Winter, 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Fuji x100, street, Unoversity of Washington
  • ...on reading.....

    15 Mar 2015 | 11:19 am
    ...the Odergaard Library, University of Washington.Seattle, Washington, near Spring, 2015.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, School, Unoversity of Washington
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    Ilan Bresler Photography

  • Home

    Ilan Bresler
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
  • Bread and Olives

    Ilan Bresler
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    Food photography is not really my thing, but it looks... So good! :)
  • Short Rest

    Ilan Bresler
    2 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Italy, Florence, 2014
  • Morning Shift

    Ilan Bresler
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    Israel, 2014
  • Portrait

    Ilan Bresler
    25 Feb 2014 | 5:20 am
    Israel, 2014.
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    Photocrati

  • Now Is The Time To Geotag Your Photos for SEO

    Scott
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Before Photocrati sold the Photographer’s SEO Community I recorded a video talking about EXIF used for SEO.  More and more photographers are asking me about the importance of geotagging photos, so I decided to record a quick video about it, and my advice. But before you see the new video, take a look at the original video I recorded. Ok, now that you’ve gotten through that, please view the video on GPS specifically in the EXIF data and how it can benefit your SEO. If I haven’t convinced to consider Geotagging your photos then no worries at all. But if I did and you’re…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 27

    Editor
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    via moleskp Filter used: Normal Somewhere in Battle Creek via dck_photography Filter used: Normal Finally found the at !! @instagood via lubosbruha Filter used: Normal Peaceful evening at lake via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Today’s location via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Raccoon (Juvenile) Photographed along the Pine Trail, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Felton, CA. This was one of three siblings, and the only one with the courage to approach me and satisfy his curiosity. The other two stayed back and called to him to stay away from me. He would have none of that, and…
  • Photocrati 4.8.3 Available

    Scott
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:16 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 isn’t the anticipated release as we expected, but it’s an important nonetheless. Before Installing or Updating Before installing or updating, we recommend backing up your existing files and database.  We also recommend saving your current customization features as a preset. *Please note that even after updating, you may still see additional updates available. This is due to caching and will go away within a few hours. To verify that…
  • The Benefits Of Outsourcing Photography Editing + More

    Editor
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The benefits of outsourcing are numerous – you can spend more time with your friends and family instead of behind the computer, you can ditch the part of the workflow you like least (depending on how you feel about editing), and you can let someone who’s really comfortable with editing take the reins and do what they do best. But what a lot of photographers don’t know is that there’s a huge financial benefit to outsourcing as well. Think of it this way: if you spend an average of 6 hours per week editing, that’s more than enough time to do a portrait session or…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 26

    Editor
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:01 pm
    via scottwyden Filter used: Normal Asbury Casino via moleskp Filter used: Normal to summer blooms …. via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal California Poppy Photographed along the banks of the San Lorenzo River, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Felton, CA. via scottwoodphoto Filter used: Normal From a recent photo walk in via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Saturday morning… raining… at home via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Mule Deer Fawn Spring is almost here! Photographed at the University of California at Santa Cruz. via gevonservo Filter used: Normal The snow is…
 
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    MCP Actions

  • NO FOOLING — MCP IS HAVING A 2 DAY SALE

    Jodi Friedman
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Scroll down to reveal your promo code — use this to save 25% off your purchase at checkout and save BIG! Please do us a favor and PIN/SHARE this SALE if you love photography, editing or MCP.  It would mean so much to us. Don’t be a fool and miss out – sale ends 4/2 at 11:59pm eastern. The code: NOJOKE The post NO FOOLING — MCP IS HAVING A 2 DAY SALE appeared first on MCP Actions.
  • Download a FREE Mini Session Template for Photoshop

    Jodi Friedman
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you do photography Mini Sessions for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas, or any other time, you’ll love this freebie. Last week Magazine Mama showed you how to create a Mini Session Welcome Guide. But this week MCP and Magazine Mama have a free goodie for you: Mini Session Templates for Photoshop. Just download them below – unzip and open in Photoshop – instructions are inside the zip file.  Enjoy! And you’ll notice a discount code for Magazine Mama products too.       The post Download a FREE Mini Session Template for Photoshop appeared first…
  • Get Ready to Edit Your Bird Images

    Jodi Friedman
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Editing Bird Images The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure.  If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for?  You’ll learn how other photographers are using our products and see what they can do for your work.
  • How to Create a Welcome Guide Template Using Photoshop

    MCP Actions
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Some photographers like to purchase pre-made welcome guide templates from companies such as Magazine Mama, but if you’re a DIYer you can create your own using Photoshop. In this example I will show you how to create your own welcome guide cover using Photoshop in just four easy steps. Before you get started you’ll need to select the cover image. The cover image is important because it sets the mood for the entire welcome guide brochure. Make sure you use an image that will appeal to your target audience. I like to use an image that is cropped in close on the subjects so there is not a…
  • White Background Food Photography Photo Editing Made Easy

    Jodi Friedman
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: White Background Food Photography Photo Editing Made Easy The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure.  If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for?  You’ll learn how other photographers are using our products and…
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    The Bigger Picture | Smithsonian Institution Archives

  • Science Service, Up Close: Laughing All the Way

    lafollettem
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Sprinkled throughout the Science Service records are traces of a merry crew, the fading shadows of colleagues who shared jokes in the workplace, made up fake press releases to announce marriages, created gag photographs to make each other laugh, and sprinkled their speeches and correspondence with humor. Astronomer James Stokley normally adopted a dignified demeanor while working on the Science Service staff. During the 1920s, however, for undisclosed reasons, he posed in pince-nez and bowtie, with a mischievous glint in his eye. Family members joined in the fun. During the early 1930s,…
  • Women in Science Wednesday: Dr. Nucharin Songsasen

    kapsalise
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Blog Tags: Women in Science WednesdayScienceBlog Categories: Smithsonian History
  • A Rabel with a Cause: Gabriele Rabel, biologist, philosopher, author, and contributor to Science Service

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Tad Bennicoff, Reference Archivist and Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette, Research Associate Biologist and physicist Gabriele Rabel (1880-1963) was born into a prosperous family in Vienna, Austria.  The youngest of her three siblings, Gabriele was accepted into the University of Vienna, where she studied biology under the tutelage of Professor Richard Wettstein.  Rabel's interest in biology led her to conduct experimental work on color adaptation of plants to their surroundings. Possessing an ever-curious mind, Rabel developed an interest in theoretical physics, and was influenced by Theodor…
  • Sneak Peek 3/30/2015

    robym
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:47 am
    Blog Tags: Sneak PeekNational Museum of American HistoryBlog Categories: Collections in Focus
  • Link Love: 3/27/2015

    todam
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The public has voted - Congratulations Mayni and Muniri, the newly named Andrean bear cubs at the National Zoo! [via NZP A salute to an extraordinary archivist, Sara Dunlap Jackson of the National Archives and Records Administration. [via Prologue: Pieces of History, NARA] For your reading pleasure - The Metropolitan Museum of Art is offering 422 of its publications free to download. [via OpenCulture For your consideration - A look at the mostly superficial media portrayals of women scientists. [via Scientific American Happy 100th! The Flickr Commons welcomed its 100th member institution…
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    Photography Tips & Tricks

  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Motion Capture and Tethered Capture – Episode 91

    Aaron Westgate
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    RC talks about flash usage for capturing motion shots, then does a tip on capturing images while tethered to Lightroom. He also talks about using develop with previous settings while tethered. This week's Photographer's Website to Watch is Carlos Turienzo. Website to watch: 500px.com/darkrigel Links Mentioned in the Show Peachpit Book Deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Super-Wide Lens Pano Stitch and Metadata Tags – Episode 90

    Aaron Westgate
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    RC has a tip on the use of super-wide lenses to stitch extreme panos. He then shows viewers how to finish those panos with puppet warp and content fill. RC's second tip is on adding metadata tags through iPhone images. Website to watch: Strobist.com Links Mentioned in the Show Peachpit Book Deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Snapshot – Mylio

    Aaron Westgate
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
    Pete welcomes Celebrity and Portrait photographer Matthew Jordan Smith onto the set of Photography Tips & Tricks to give us a short demo of a great way to organize your photos using Mylio. He explains to the viewers what Mylio is and the benefits of Mylio. He then does a short demo on syncing Mylio to your multiple devices. All of Your Photos. All of Your Devices. Always Protected. Say hello to Mylio: the next generation photo management system. For more information, visit Mylio.com This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel |…
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Matthew Jordan Smith – Episode 89

    Aaron Westgate
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:32 am
    Pete host this episode of PTNT and has special guest Matthew Jordan Smith on the show. Mathew's talks about his new photography book that is out on photographing future american presidents. He explain his gear and light set up for achieving these pictures and shows behind scenes images in on how he did his setups. He uses a cool new photo organizing program called Mylio to show his images. Pete has a tip on composition and recognizable objects. Website to watch: Points In A Frame Links Mentioned in the Show Mylio Peachpit Book Deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne…
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Uprezing Photos White Balance Trick and Light Build Up – Episode 88

    Nick Abramovitz
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    RC kicks off the show by answering some viewer mail on uprezing a photo in Photoshop for a large print. Scott joins RC in the show and shares a tip on getting accurate white balance in the camera. RC concludes the show by showing examples of light build up. Website to watch: Lightroom Killer Tips Links Mentioned in the Show RC's Twitter Peachpit Book Deal Lenstag This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
 
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • Lecture – Academy Of Art University, San Francisco

    johnpaulcaponigro
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:28 am
    Join me Wednesday, April 1st at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco at  … pm. I’ll present a Canon sponsored lecture on the creative process. It’s free and open to the public. Find directions here.
  • 12 Great Photographs By Huntington Witherill

    johnpaulcaponigro
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Enjoy this collection of photographs by Huntington Witherill. Find out more about Huntington Witherill.  
  • Two Exhibits / Two Lectures – Generations & Process

    johnpaulcaponigro
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Thursday March 26 at 6 pm I’ll present a Canon sponsored lecture at the Taubman Museum in Roanoke, Virginia. I’ll discuss the creative process from many angles in a set of interrelated short lectures, sharing my thoughts on photography, telling the stories behind some of my classic images, and demonstrating the techniques I use. The concurrent exhibits Generations (father / son) and Process will be on display until March 28th. Find details and directions here.
  • 12 Great Photographs By John Paul Caponigro

    johnpaulcaponigro
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Enjoy this collection of my photographs. Read a collection of my quotes. Read an interview with me. View documentaries with me. View more 12 Great Photographs By Great Photographers.
  • 12 Great Photographs By Paul Caponigro

    johnpaulcaponigro
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Enjoy this collection of my father’s photographs. Read a collection of quotes by Paul Caponigro. Read an interview with Paul Caponigro. View a documentary on Paul Caponigro. Explore 12 Great Photographs By Great Photographers.
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • The General

    Moose
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website Maj Gen George Harrison (ret) is a really, really cool […] The post The General appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
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    Cardinal Photo

  • TYLT Vu Car: Finally, a wireless car charger that really works

    David Cardinal
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:35 pm
    As a photographer that travels a lot and relies on my smartphone for directions, music, email, and photo-related applications, it is important for me to be able to securely mount my phone in cars and trucks – both mine and rental vehicles. Just as important, it needs to charge effectively on long trips. Ideally, the charging would be wireless, which really helps with convenience and cable management. I’ve tried quite a number of car mounts – both wired and wireless – without finding one that met all my needs. Until I tried the new TYLT Vu Car (wireless)… read more
  • Pro tip: When and why to use a tripod

    David Cardinal
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    Photographers have all sorts of opinions about tripods. Some won’t use them, some won’t shoot without them, and most of us use one sometimes. Especially with image stabilization and high-ISO options on modern digital cameras, tripods are not as essential, nor do they need to be as heavy, as they used to be. But they still provide value in many cases – some obvious and some not so obvious. It is worth going over the advantages of using a tripod so you can make an informed decision for yourself: read more
  • Canon G7 X field test: Finally, a worthy competitor to the Sony RX100 III

    David Cardinal
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:47 am
    Sony brought the premium compact camera segment back to life with its 1-inch sensor RX100, but its rivals haven't left it have free run of the market. Panasonic's Lumix LX100 has become a worthy competitor, although its larger size and greater weight make it a less attractive alternative than Sony's latest version, the RX100 III. Now Canon has come out with a model that combines the popular interface from its "S-series" point and shoots with a few more manual controls and a 1-inch, 20MP sensor, to create the Canon G7 X. It has the best overall image quality ratings of…
  • Sony moves to address mirrorless lens shortage with four new models: 24-240 leads the way

    David Cardinal
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    One by one Sony and other mirrorless camera manufacturers have broken down the barriers to dumping a heavy DSLR and going lighter. Faster Autofocus and amazingly-good Electronic Viewfinders have been key in this effort. Just about the only remaining stumbling block for those used to the large array of lens options provided by Nikon and Canon is the limited selection of lenses for mirrorless models. Sony has quite a variety of lenses, but they come in several different mounts, and many of the best require an adapter for use on their newest mirrorless models like the excellent new Sony A7 II.
  • Nikon unleashes D7200 chock-full of features from full-frame, but will it finally satisfy as a D400?

    David Cardinal
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    For Nikon shooters looking to purchase or upgrade a DX-format DSLR (e.g. APS-C, or “crop” sensor), the new Nikon D7200 has plenty to offer. The camera features the powerful 51-point Multi-CAM 3500 II Autofocus module first introduced in the full-frame Nikon D750. The upgraded EXPEED 4 processor also allows for 6 fps shooting, and 100-shot JPEG bursts. NFC makes pairing the camera with a mobile device over WiFi a cinch (a welcome change from pecking at small screens!). Other nice upgrades include… read more
 
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    The DAM Book

  • World Backup Day

    Peter Krogh
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Once again, it’s World Backup Day! While it’s not as fun as Talk Like a Pirate Day, it’s arguably more important. All of us have important digital stuff that we’d hate to lose. So if the lack of a solid backup plan is something that’s bothering you (even a little), take the opportunity to do something about it.  Here are some suggestions. Send in the Clones If all your stuff can fit on one single hard drive, then you’re in luck. You can make a clone of your drive.  A clone is simply a copy of the drive, written out to another hard drive. It’s really…
  • Sustainable Photography in a Disintermediated Era

    Peter Krogh
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Here’s a little more about our panel presentation on Saturday at SXSW. This is an extension of conversations I’ve been having with my three other panelists for years. It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there The Panel Mikkel Aaland is our moderator. I’ve known Mikkel for about 15 years, and we’ve had the pleasure of working on a number of projects together. We’ve both been involved with Adobe and ASMP since the last century.  I was part of the Lightroom Adventure book projects in Iceland and Tasmania that Mikkel created, and Mikkel invited me to the Nordic…
  • SXSW This Week!

    Peter Krogh
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    It’s that time of year again: the annual convergence of tech, content, entertainment, music, film and general weirdness that is South by Southwest, or SXSW. I’ve been going for the last two years, and I find that it’s the most mind-expanding event I attend. This year, I had the pleasure of working with the festival to curate some of the programming. I’ve been working with David Fox, the festival’s archivist to make a day of photography, content and distribution. We’ve got a really interesting day, exploring some of these issues in a multi-faceted way.
  • Cyber Monday 25% off DAM Useful Publications

    Peter Krogh
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:21 am
    We’re offering our largest ever holiday discount here at DAM Useful. Our Cyber Week deal gets you 25% off all books published by DAM Useful. Order before Dec 7. Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom 5 Electronic Delivery  $34.95  Sale $26.18 DVD $39.95 Sale $29.93 Book and DVD Combo $59.95 Sale $44.96 Multi-Catalog Workflow with Lightroom 5 Electronic Delivery   $34.95  Sale $26.18 DVD  $39.95 Sale $29.93 The DAM Book 2 Electronic Delivery   $19.95  Sale $14.96 Open Roads Open Minds by Steve Uzzell Electronic Delivery  $12.95  Sale $9.71 Book and DVD…
  • DAM Book 3.0 Status

    Peter Krogh
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:27 pm
    We’ve had a number of requests for a status report on The DAM Book 3.0 . Our original intention was to publish the book in electronic form by the end of July. Unfortunately, as they say, life gets in the way. Photo of Dot Krogh by Paul Krogh. People who follow me on Facebook know that my mother died suddenly in May. Since that time, I’ve had to turn my attention to family matters. I’ve had to put a number of projects temporarily on hold to concentrate on planning, details and simply spending time with my family. Those who have gone through this know what I’m…
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    Prolost

  • Using LUTs in Magic Bullet Looks

    Stu Maschwitz
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Sometimes you feel like a LUT. LUTs, or Look Up Tables, are a handy way to store and share color adjustments, but they work best when integrated with a complete color correction workflow. In this tutorial, I show you how to use LUTs in Magic Bullet Looks—and then customize them with additional color tweaks, and a couple of tricks that no LUT can do. Want to try it yourself? You can download the LUT I used in this tutorial below. Stay tuned for more of these short tutorials, including one on how to make your own LUTs like a grown-up. Get That LUT
  • Frame.io

    Stu Maschwitz
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    Frame.io is a web-based media colaboration platform. You can upload video and stills, share them with your colaborators, and comment, annotate, and even draw right on the media to share your feedback. After months of teasing and collecting feedback from beta testers, the service lauches today. Red Giant used Frame.io on their latest film, Old/New. Here's Director Seth Worley and Executive Producer Aharon Rabinowitz talking about their experience:I am a big believer in colaboration. There's a lot more potential here than the obvious stuff, like clients reviewing cuts. With a proper online…
  • Lightroom Iron Chef, The Video

    Stu Maschwitz
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:24 am
    Photo by George Post Last month, at the Bay Area Lightroom User Group, I got to try something I'd always wanted to do. In front of over 100 people, I used Lightroom to develop 29 mystery photos submitted by members of the audience. I called it Lightroom Iron Chef, but Jeffrey Friedl described it better: ...Stu Maschwitz sits down to a blacked-out Lightroom catalog loaded with a couple dozen photos submitted by strangers, and one by one he unveils and processes them as the whim strikes him, providing a running commentary about his artistic reasons for doing things, or technical comments about…
  • Slugline Back to School Sale: 40% Off For Two Days

    Stu Maschwitz
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:58 am
    Slugline is on sale! Allow myself to quote myself from the Slugline Blog: Last year, we received a nice email from a film student at NYU asking about an educational discount. Unfortunately, there’s no mechanism for this in the App Store (except the volume educational pricing, which we do participate in), so we hatched a plan to do a back to school sale that anyone could take advantage of. Does the timing actually make any sense? Are you even a student? Who cares? Slugline is on sale for 40% off through Thursday. That’s $23.99 instead of the usual $39.99. Take advantage of this sale…
  • Lightroom Mobile 1.3 Has a Big New Feature and a Big Old Bug

    Stu Maschwitz
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Adobe quietly updated its mobile version of Lightroom last month. The update includes a highly usable—and even slightly hackable—new feature, and a long-standing bug that can cause your photo adjustments to be lost. Almost Presets The headlining feature of Lightroom Mobile 1.3 is the ability to copy and paste settings from one photo to another. It’s handy to be able to make an adjustment to one photo and copy it to others, but the reason I like this feature is that it offers an end run around the image editing limitations imposed on the mobile app. Lightroom Mobile renders and processes…
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    Stone Thrower

  • Book Cover

    glasshouseimages
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Julene Bair’s new novel, The Ogallala Road, features an image from Glasshouse stock contributor Elisabet Zeilon.  Filed under: Stock Division Tagged: Elisabet Zeilon, Julene Bair, photography, publishing, stock photography, The Ogallala Road
  • New Work by Kang Kim

    Jamie Zimmermann
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
      Photographer: Kang Kim For more information about Kang 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: blue, butterfly, diamond ring, diamonds, editorial, Fashion, Fashion Photography, jewlery, Kang Kim, lightning, necklace, photography, ring, rings, Spring, Spring Fashion, storm, water
  • Robert Herman Talks About His Latest Project

    glasshouseimages
    7 Mar 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Check out the latest work of Glasshouse Images stock contributor and street photographer Robert Herman. He’ll speak at a book signing on Wednesday March 11, from 6-8 PM at the Kinokuniya Book Store,1073 Avenue of the Americas (Between 40th & 41st St) New York City. On view: March 11- April 10, 2015.Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Christina Gandolfo photographs Leonard Dick

    Jamie Zimmermann
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    Christina Gandolfo recently ventured out to the Culver Studios writers room to photograph the Emmy winning Leonard Dick. Leonard is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the story is featured in the March issue of HBS Alumni Bulletin.     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, News Tagged: christina, christina gandolfo, emmy, emmy winner, gandolfo, Harvard, Harvard alumni, Harvard…
  • You Are All Invited!

    glasshouseimages
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am
    Tonight, we’ll be sponsoring a very special event on behalf of Cycle for Survival. Please join us at Bongo in the West Village for cocktails, food, live music, win amazing raffle prizes and more importantly, help us raise money for research and clinical trials to fight rare forms of cancer. Suggested donation of $25 and every dollar raised will be matched, and all funds go directly into global lifesaving research at Memorial Sloane Kettering Hospital. All of us have been touched by cancer in some way, and we all know how devastating this disease can be. Help us imagine a world where it can…
 
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    Vincent Laforet's Blog

  • AIR SFO is Live & the AIR Book is now available for pre-sale

    Vincent Laforet
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    Project Air – San Francisco BTS February 2015 from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo. I’m proud to announce the publication of the third city of the “AIR” Series:  San Francisco on Storehouse. This has been one of the purest and most exciting projects of my career – this definitely feels like a once in a lifetime experience to me. We are currently in the middle of scheduling a series of shoots in Europe in May thanks to support from G-Technology, and you can expect as series of meetups and events in cities such as Paris, London, Barcelona and a few more – to be…
  • New UGG Treadlite Spot

    Vincent Laforet
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:52 pm
    UGG Treadlite from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo. So if you wondered what all of the Freefly MōVI gear stuff was about back in December of last year was about … here is is:   it was for a spot that I directed for UGG for M&C Saatchi LA with a very talented young Director of Photography Matt Wise – the spot was released today. This was an extremely refereshing shoot for me, as we were allowed to roam the streets of Los Angeles and to truly “chase the light” given that the shoes are of course “CGI” elements added in post (or Computer Graphics elements)…
  • Getty Images in Dire Straits?

    Vincent Laforet
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:41 pm
    I haven’t been able to verify this independently, but there was a recent article in Bloomberg along the same lines that forebodes very tough times ahead for Getty Images – if not its demise. If this is true, this is major news for the photo industry and speaks to an increasingly difficult business landscape for the stock business and the photography market in general. Some will celebrate the demise of a company that has arguably done harm to the photo industry in one way or another, but I personally have many close friends who are some of the very best photographers, editors…
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    JMG-Galleries

  • My Most Unique Photo of Yosemite Yet

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

    Jim Goldstein
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    A final pipe of light hits Half Dome before the clouds burst into rain. Sometimes a short break in the clouds is all you need… along with a lot of patience, a nap in your car, and a notion something might develop out of nothing. All that being said the Sun and the clouds do the hard part in these situations.  While waiting for conditions to unfold the hardest part is fighting the nagging doubt that you made the wrong call on where to shoot.  This self-doubt is particularly potent when you have limited travel time, but at the same time it is what keeps you on your toes as a…
  • New Gear Frenzy: Thoughts on the Canon 5Ds, 5Ds R and Canon 5D IV

    Jim Goldstein
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:06 am
    I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my thoughts on the recent Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R DSLR announcement including… Are you getting one? Which one? What’s the difference? Is this the Canon 5D IV Is it worth sticking it out with Canon vs jumping to Nikon or Sony? I’ve also seen a lot of random rash statements online such as…. Too late Canon I’ve already switched to Sony/Nikon. Canon marketing sucks. How does this camera fit into their line up? Canon loses. Seeing that the Canon 5Ds /Ds R will not be released until June and Canon Marketing has seemingly…
  • Review: Zenelli Carbon Fiber Gimbal Tripod Head

    Jim Goldstein
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
    One of the more impressive pieces of gear that I’ve been using as of late is the Zenelli CARBONZX Carbon Fiber Gimbal Head. I can’t say I’d have ever thought of myself being excited over a tripod head, but Zenelli has made one of the sexiest pieces of equipment I’ve seen and used. As you’d imagine any product that is Carbon Fiber is going to come with a hefty price tag and this gimbal head is no exception, but for those in need of cutting the weight of their gear for remote trips this could be worth the spend. It’s important to note that the fact this…
  • Sunset Over West Maui

    Jim Goldstein
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
    Sunset light illuminates clouds over west Maui This was taken on a trip a year back atop the peak of Haleakala. While many are lured to this location to see the sunrise one should not miss sunsets either. It’s not everyday you get to sit a top the world and see for up to 30 miles or more in every direction. While driving here with my son he wisely stated, “This volcano is too big!” It is gigantic (10,023 feet above sea level) and amazing even more when you think how far down it goes below the ocean (28,227 feet from the ocean floor). It’s only rivaled by Mauna Kea on…
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    The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast

  • TCF Ep. 271 - Matt Stuart

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Born in 1974, Matt Stuart was raised in the leafy suburbs of Harrow, North West London. He admits to a less than distinguished school career, but was called upon aged 11 to play a trumpet solo in front of the Queen Mother. Her Majesty’s reaction is not recorded. A little later, in 1986, Matt discovered skateboarding after watching the film “Back to the Future”. Skating occupied his every waking moment until 1994, when he looked up from the half-pipe and noticed that girls had got a lot more interesting. He also indulged in a brief, ill-advised affair with Kung Fu. Matt’s father,…
  • TCF Ep. 270 - John Free

    23 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    John Free is a social documentary/street photographer who lives in Los Angeles. His photographic essays have ranged from railroad tramps in California to automobile abstracts to Paris street life.  John has been inspiring to photographers of all ages of all skill levels for many years through teaching sold-out classes and workshops on street photography in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and London. Part stand-up and part evangelist, he speaks from the heart to inspire new generations of photographers.  He is also involved with several non-profit organizations teaching inner-city kids the…
  • TCF Ep. 269 - Andrew Tomasino

    15 Mar 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Andrew Tomasino is a portrait and street photographer who often crosses the lines between both bodies of work, creating interesting narratives within the world he sees. His ongoing personal project, "Queen City", which peels back the curtain of Drag Performers in his home town, was recently featured at the Art Directors Club in New York City.  Resources: http://andrewtomasino.com   http://andrewtomasino.com/blog/   http://www.brinsonbanks.com   http://ibarionex.net/thecandidframe/   info@thecandidframe.com
  • TCF Ep. 268 - Acuity Press (Everard Williams & Dennis Keeley)

    9 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Acuity Press creates exceptionally curated, print on demand, fine-art books, that illuminate the work of both established and talented emerging artists. Through our exquisitely made books, collectors, museums and galleries gain access to undiscovered and under represented talent.  They are dedicated to the creation of an elegant, refined and self-directed discovery of new art, that will celebrate the singular vision of the artist and cater to the most discerning of collectors.  Acuity Press was founded by photographers and educators Everard Williams and Dennis Keeley.  Resources:  …
  • TCF Ep. 267 - Joe Aguirre

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:06 am
    Joe Aguirre is a San Francisco based photographer currently spending his time focused on personal documentary and lyrical narrative projects. Joe lives among his subjects; he uses the street aesthetic to create candid, nude, and conceptual portraiture.  Dividing his time between art and street photography, Joe is searching for a way to communicate his work to the world in a singular presentation.   Resources:   http://www.joeaguirrephotography.com   http://thoughtlesshero.com   http://thebenmolina.tumblr.com   Subscribe to The Candid Frame mailing list to receive your free copy of the…
 
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • March/April of Colorado Life

    Derrald
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Colorado Life – March/April 2015 I apologize for my lack of posts. As is the case with this time of year, I’ve been busy finishing up business items from last year and preparing files for clients for this year. Additionally, I just got back from a short trip to Seattle. Although it was not predominately a photography-related trip, I couldn’t help but take my camera and a few shots. I’ll be posting a few of those next week. In the meantime, today I’m posting the cover of the current issue of Colorado Life. This is an image I took a few years ago in the Sand Dunes…
  • Photo Friday: Cold Water Flowing

    Derrald
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Cold Water Flowing On February 1st eastern Nebraska received measurable snow, something that hasn’t happened very frequently in the last couple of years. Not only was it a good amount, but it was also wet and sticky snow that clung to everything. I ventured out before the wind could blow the snow off the branches and hiked into a winter wonderland at Platte River State Park. I followed the creek for a ways and found a few areas where the water flowed past the snow and ice. I got low to the ground to show the little cascade and used a wide angle to show all the great snow clinging to the…
  • Photo Friday: Quiet Approach

    Derrald
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Quiet Approach Looking back through some old files I found this image I captured of a fox. I was in Grand Lake, Colorado with a hiking buddy of mine and we were heading back to our campsite after having a warm meal in town. We were going to head into the backcountry the next day so we were going to relax and I wasn’t expecting to see anything on the drive back so I didn’t have my camera out. Of course it’s when you’re least prepared that something happens and so it was this day. This fox ran out in front of our car and into a nearby field. I grabbed my camera bag,…
  • Photo Friday: The Lighthouse at Minatare

    Derrald
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    On Lake Minatare On Lake Minatare in the panhandle of western Nebraska there is a lighthouse that doesn’t actually contain a light. The Lake Minatare Lighthouse is one of only seven inland lighthouses in the United States. It was built in the late 1930s by the Veterans Conservation Corps, a New Deal agency that provided jobs to unemployed veterans during the Great Depression. The 55 foot stone structure on a peninsula on the lake today it stands as a symbol of a former age. Last July I went to Lake Minatare to visit the lighthouse and climb to the top. Staircase at Lake Minatare As I…
  • Top 10 Favorite Images from 2014

    Derrald
    1 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am
    As mentioned in yesterday’s post that included a slideshow of 118 images from 2014, today I’m presenting my favorite images of 2014. With each selection I consider the technical and aesthetic aspects, but also if they hold any special memory or meaning for me. To view my selections from previous years click on the corresponding year: 2012, 2013 To view all the images from this year: 2014 What’s Up? For three days I photographed this parliament of burrowing owls in the Badlands National Park. Cautious but curious and of course cute, I woke up every morning and headed out to…
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    Photo Review News

  • Syrp launches Genie Mini

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:18 pm
    New Zealand-based Syrp has introduced a new motion control device, the Genie Mini, for controlling motion time-lapse and real-time view recording from a smart device.
  • Seagate launches new storage solutions

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Seagate has released six new storage solutions designed primarily for consumer and small business usage, with four carrying the Seagate brand and two new drives from Seagate’s premium brand, LaCie.
  • Head On Hub at Sydney Town Hall

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Head On will take over the Lower Sydney Town Hall from 1-10 May for a series of exhibitions and workshops associated with the annual Head On Festival.
  • Photostart opens at ACP this week

    22 Mar 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Photostart, a pop-up exhibition presenting the work of students from Term 4 2014, opens at the Australian Centre for Photography on Thursday 26 March at 6:00 pm.
  • Impossible B

    22 Mar 2015 | 4:14 pm
    The Impossible Group has announced the launch of its B
 
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • April 2015 Free Desktop Wallpaper

    RR Jr
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:49 am
    The April 2015 Free Desktop Wallpaper is now available for download. I’ve also decided to change the format to include more of my standard images instead of the panoramas. Hope you like it! As always, come closer to nature in the Great Smoky Mountains. 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1080 1680 x 1050 1280 x 800 Instructions: First determine your screen size. Your Current Resolution Is: Then click on the link for the correct size. When the image opens in a new browser window, right click on the image and select “Set as Wallpaper” (on a Mac, select “Use Image as Desktop Picture”).
  • Photo Journal: How I Made and Printed Fog at Sugarloaf, Hudson Valley

    RR Jr
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    Fog at Sugarloaf / Olympus E-M1  f/8 @ 1/400 sec, ISO 200, 20mm, no filters I start each day the same way; wake before dawn, have a small but strong cup of my favorite coffee, and go through my morning ritual. I sit in my sunroom which gives me an 180° view of my backyard and surrounding woods. I read something insightful, write in my journal, meditate, and enjoy some quiet moments before the rest of the family wakes. I usually try and schedule what I’m going to do each day so that I can focus on my short and long term goals. I even schedule the days I’m going to go out and shoot…
  • Book Preview: Insights from the Creative Path

    RR Jr
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    I’m happy to announce that my new book “Insights from the Creative Path: Find Meaning, Fulfill Your Vision” will be launching on April 7th. It’ll be available in multiple formats and hopefully as a hard copy in the near future. I’m really excited about this book and how it can help you become a better photographer and creative artist. A book is useless unless you act on the ideas presented, so I want to offer a few extra’s for those who join my newsletter. From now until launch on April 7th, join the pre-launch list and get: an invitation to a Q+A webinar in April Creative…
  • How to Feed Your Creative Energy

    RR Jr
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:47 am
    I haven’t made an image in over seven weeks. Sure I’ve taken many photos of my family, snapshots of friends, funny moments, product images for my business and other similar photos. But these are not the pictures I’m talking about. I mean pictures that may become a part of my portfolio, where I try and share my artistic vision. I used to worry that a lack of inspiration or motivation was some sort of sign that my “creative well” had dried up so to speak. We’re told in society that productivity is the most important aspect of meaningful work, and that lack of productivity is a bad…
  • Learning From the Masters: Michael Kenna

    RR Jr
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:09 am
    “Learning from the Masters” is a regular series where I share useful lessons and wisdom we can learn from others, regardless of their medium. The important thing for me is how we can apply these lessons to photography, and to our lives as creative individuals. I’ve written many times about the importance of defining why you photograph, what you’d like to say with the images you make, regardless of whether you achieve that or not. It focuses your attention and limits the distractions. You’re able to identify what speaks to you better. If there’s one photographer in the past 20…
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    Organic Light Pan

  • 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,…
  • From Darkness…

    Youssef Ismail
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    ..And into the Light. That is how the moon appears. Dhul Hijjah Crescent 1435 It emerges from apparently nowhere and appears before our eyes basking in the light of the sun and guiding us on our journey through time.  We stand under it on this evening in submission and hearing the call to return to the Ancient House, where so many have returned over the millenia.  For those able, the journey of a lifetime begins and will culminate cleansed and given the chance to start anew, freed from the darkness of the self and allowed to enter into the Light of the Divine. Safe travels and Godspeed, Oh…
  • In Awe Of Light

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

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

  • Its over…or is it?

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

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

    David Saxe
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    I have always considered myself to be a documentary photographer but I never really thought of myself as a journalist. The reason is that I probably would not have been very successful at it because I have frequently experienced looking for one story and ending up with another. In journalism, I think that is considered failure however having never […]
  • Manipulated Photographs

    David Saxe
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:01 am
    Every now and then, I Google myself to see what comes up. There are always surprises. A few days ago, I stumbled on a site that referenced an article I had written years ago regarding the difference between photographs that are taken, and those that are made. What I had said was there is a […]
  • A World Without Photographs

    David Saxe
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    A few years ago I wandered into this bar in Beatty Nevada one sunny morning and ordered a beer. The lady at the bar served me and then mentioned that they were in the middle of a “ladies group” meeting, but I was welcome to hang around. I did, and asked if they would mind […]
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    Nine-Volt

  • CF vs. SD Cards: Which is faster? You’ll be surprised.

    nine-volt
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    Our founder, Dana Neibert, just returned from a commercial shoot in which he ran into a problem that he normally doesn’t encounter. Usually, he shoots tethered which for the most part is instantaneous feedback as each image pops up on the screen as he shoots. But last week he shot a job where he was shooting to the CF memory card and shooting about 32GB every 15 minutes at which time each 32GB CF card had to be ingested into a computer so everyone could do a quick review. But waiting for 32GB of images to import while precious daylight was changing was not ideal. He was using the…
  • Put your DigiCase or Pelican case on any stand or tripod

    nine-volt
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:28 am
    The DigiCaseMount will allow you to mount your DigiCase, Pelican 1510 or Pelican 1490 case to just about any stand or tripod. The DigiCaseMount is made from aircraft grade 6061 aluminum which is both lightweight and extremely strong. The DigiCaseMount is secured to your case with 8 bolts to ensures a tight and secure fit. The wide footprint of the DigiCaseMount along with the 8 securing bolts gives a sturdy and strong base for your case to eliminate slop and flexing. Check it out here.  
  • DigiCameraPlate: Never lose connection again.

    nine-volt
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    The DigiCameraPlate attaches to the bottom of your DSLR and uses a friction system to keep tether cables from pulling out the dainty connectors that most tether cables are equipped with. The friction system is so effective, you can actually carry the camera around by the tether cable. Our founder is a working commercial photographer and regularly lowers ten pound cameras to his assistants from atop ladders, cherry pickers, etc. (they don’t like it—it makes them nervous). Check out the DigiCameraPlate here.
  • Drones: Five things you should know or use

    nine-volt
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:51 am
    Drones are becoming more and more accessible and affordable. You can go anywhere from a very expensive Freefly Cinestar Octocopter to a very affordable DJI Phantom 2. What most people don’t realize is that now that you are airborne you are an aircraft and are subject to many of the same laws and regulations that a pilot flying a Boeing 787 is. To keep yourself on the right side of the law, a few tips from the APA and aerial photographer Cameron Davidson can be found here.
  • How to Avoid USB Tether Disconnects and Other Fantastic Problems

    nine-volt
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    USB tethering with your camera has been around for many years. But as fantastic as it is, it comes with it’s share of headaches; corrupt files, dropped connections, slow transfers. The biggest culprit is low voltage in your USB bus. Moving large amounts of data requires some power on the USB bus. When the voltage falls below spec levels, then you will start to experience issues. Sometimes with USB 3.0, when your computer sees the low voltage, it will automatically downgrade your bus speed to USB 2.0 speeds (10x slower) to compensate. We created a 6-port hub/repeater that works either…
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    Misha Media Wedding Photography

  • Chicago Loft Wedding | Katie & Charlie

    mindy
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago Loft Wedding | Katie & Charlie xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Bride’s Guide: Ceremony & Reception: The Centered Chef Photography: Michele and Andy   Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and…
  • Adler Planetarium Engagement Session | Mindy & Roy

    mindy
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:29 pm
    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 - Adler Planetarium Engagement Session | Mindy & Roy 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 - Adler Planetarium Engagement Session | Mindy & Roy
  • Carnivale Weddings| Kim & Marco

    mindy
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    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 - Carnivale Weddings| Kim & Marco xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Carnivale…
  • Prairie Production Weddings | Ashley & Elliot

    mindy
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:10 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 - Prairie Production Weddings | Ashley & Elliot xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest   Bride’s Guide: Ceremony & Reception: Prairie Production Photography: Michele and Andy Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo Flowers: Alexandra Jusino of Exquisite Designs Caterer: Food For Thought Band: High Society…
  • The Allerton Hotel Weddings | Claire & Robert

    mindy
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - The Allerton Hotel Weddings | Claire & Robert xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Bride’s Guide: Ceremony & Reception: The Allerton Hotel Photography: Michele and Andy Designer of Wedding Gown: Rosa Clara Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo Bridesmaids Gown: Monique Lhuillier Hair & Make-Up Artist: Bridal…
 
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • Weekly Street Photos #29

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:44 pm
    This week's theme: STORE MANNEQUINS I find mannequins to be wonderful objects to juxtapose in photographs. They give a surrealistic touch to what would otherwise be everyday scenes. Here are some examples.  (Click on Photos for better viewing) "Wrong Way" "Live Mannequin"   "Closed"   --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Weekly Street Photos #28

    21 Mar 2015 | 1:11 am
    This week's theme: COMMUTER BLUES Commuting by public transportation in Metro-Manila has its own distinct flavor. Aside from the locally customized vehicles you will only find in this country, like the Jeepney and the Tricycle, we also have the normal ones like taxis, buses and trains. But no matter what type of vehicle you prefer, we do not necessarily follow strict passenger capacity or
  • The "Girl With A Pink Pony"

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:11 am
    I would like to apologize for being remiss on blogging for the last few weeks. I've had back to back deadlines and I've also been busy with my kids. In this part of the world, summer comes in March and both my kids had their end of the year tests in the last two weeks. Anne and I make it a point to tutor them personally, particularly our younger child. So between the test reviews and the
  • My 2015 Oscar Predictions

    21 Feb 2015 | 5:55 am
      Over the past several years, I have sporadically posted my pre-Oscar picks particularly when I believe that the year had a good selection of films in competition.   This year was an exceptional year for the movies, maybe because only the best non-blockbuster scripts gets funding beyond the slew of franchised animation, remakes, sequels, prequels, bestseller and comic book adaptations that
  • Photo Mural Commission - Part 3

    14 Feb 2015 | 4:44 am
    "Trinity" an original photo-triptych by Atom Magadia "To see a World in a grain of sand and Heaven in a wild FLOWER Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand and Eternity in an hour..." William Blake   "There is Nothing you can see that is not a FLOWER..." Matsuo Basho   "No more words In the Name of this Place we drink in with our breathing Stay quiet like a FLOWER so the
 
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    A Blogography of Photography

  • Capture One Pro Ver 8 from Phase One - A Brief Review

    HighlanderImages
    22 Mar 2015 | 12:17 am
    IntroductionWith the decision by Apple to cease the development of Aperture and the early reviews of the "replacement" Photos app not being very positive (in terms of not being a true pro users tool and in no way a replacement for Aperture) I decided to take a closer look at Capture One Pro from Phase One. I had dabbled last year with an evaluation copy of Lightroom but was not overly impressed with the application. It was not that intuitive and felt clumsy in comparison to Aperture. Further more its embedded integration with the rest of the Adobe suite and the subscription issue did not…
  • Photos

    HighlanderImages
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    Have just downloaded the beta release of OS X 10.10.3 with the new Photos app and benchmarking this on my MacBookPro. I pulled in a very small Aperture library which was residing on my MacBookPro which seemed to go ok although the app was working overtime doing something as it processed the images (not sure what as there is not an activity window like you get in Aperture).Photos appears to be fairly rudimentary although eventually after a bit of tweaking and browsing I found the histogram window, levels control, white balance adjustment and definition, noise reduction and vignette…
  • i-Mac 27" Retina 5K vs MacPro - A Performance Analysis

    HighlanderImages
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    I recently bought a new i-Mac 27" with the Retina 5K screen to replace my 6+ year old MacPro which although still going very well I thought it was time for an upgrade. The new i-Mac 27" 5K model appealed to me as a photographer as the screen resolution would be very valuable when editing and post-processing large RAW images.I was interested to benchmark the performance of the new i-Mac against my MacPro and was very pleasantly surprised by the results.Machine SpecificationsThe specifications of the two machines were as follows:MacPro (Early 2008)CPU : 2 x 2.8 GHz Quad Core Intel XeonMemory :…
  • Butchart Gardens - Brentwood Bay, British Columbia

    HighlanderImages
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:34 pm
    The Butchart Gardens is a group of floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, located near Victoria on Vancouver Island. The gardens receive close to a million visitors each year. The gardens have been designated a National Historic Site of Canada due to their international renown.Robert Pim Butchart (1856–1943) began manufacturing Portland cement in 1888 near his birthplace of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. He and his wife Jennie Butchart (1866–1950) came to the west coast of Canada because of rich limestone deposits necessary for cement production.In 1904, they…
  • Napa Wine Train - Napa Valley, California

    HighlanderImages
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The Napa Valley Wine Train provides a relaxing three-hour, thirty-six mile round-trip journey from the historic town of Napa, California, through one of the world's most well known wine valleys to the quaint village of St. Helena, and back.Guests aboard the Wine Train enjoy a freshly prepared lunch or dinner inside a fully restored 1915-1917 Pullman Dining Car or 1952 Vista Dome car as they pass the vineyards and wineries of Napa Valley. They also have the option of pre-purchasing a winery tour.The Napa Valley Wine Train's tracks were originally built in the 1860s to bring guests to the hot…
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    Krishna Mohan Photography

  • Lens Blur Filter to Create Depth of Field

    Krishna Mohan
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:21 am
    Shallow depth of field can make the sharp subject stand out from the blurred background. If you want a similar effect when using smaller aperture like f/5.6 or f/8 which usually has larger DOF, you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Common Rose

    Krishna Mohan
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:22 am
    All these photographs of Common Rose were captured at Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park at Belvai where I did field test of Canon EOS 7D mark II using Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM. During... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Intermediate Egret

    Krishna Mohan
    13 Mar 2015 | 2:21 am
    Along with the Black-headed Ibis which was featured in my earlier blog, I also found the Intermediate Egret which was hunting the same marsh a little far away. As the bank of the marsh was very steep... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Plexippus Jumping Spider with a Cricket

    Krishna Mohan
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:32 am
    This female Plexippus cf. petersi jumping spider was in my courtyard preying on a cricket. As I scrammed to get my camera, the spider was trying to find a safe place for its lunch among the crevices... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Miyar Kambala 2015

    Krishna Mohan
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:39 am
    Kambala is folk sports that is unique to Udupi & Mangalore districts of Karnataka. It is held throughout the day with different pairs of buffaloes running in a muddy water managed by a chaser.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Desi Baytan Photography

  • Early Spring Anniversary Celebration

    photoblogger
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Tweet Early Spring Anniversary Celebration This early Spring anniversary celebration with Chiali Meng and her family had all the right ingredients for a fabulous family portrait session. First of all, this location is so unique.  The location looks like this only but once a year in early Spring. When the almond grove starts blooming in this time of year it looks like a wintery scene. It’s so beautiful and surreal that it felt I was in another world. The most amazing thing is that Chiali styled this herself. I was so glad to be a part of it and the results are breathtaking. Happy…
  • USC Engagement Session

    photoblogger
    10 Mar 2015 | 1:27 am
    Tweet USC Engagement Session with Christine and Thomas This USC Engagement Session with Christine and Thomas is utterly beautiful. You see, Christine is an alma mater so she knew she wanted this place for her engagement. They’re such an adorable couple. I love it when a couple has a sense of humor and fun to work with too! Gorgeous couple.  This was my first time doing a USC Engagement Session. I have a feeling I’ll be back here again for another. The post USC Engagement Session appeared first on Desi Baytan Photography.
  • Snow on Mount Baldy

    photoblogger
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Tweet Snow on Mount Baldy When the rain storms came recently,  we knew there was snow on Mount Baldy. Luckily it’s only a short drive away to this mountain getaway. Armed with hot water thermos and hot cocoa, we journeyed to the slopes to enjoy our favorite past time in the snow – sledding. And sure enough it was beautiful up there with clean, crisp air and trees that stood mightily over the snow covered ground. We had an amazing time, met some new friends and I got to take photos to remember it all. The post Snow on Mount Baldy appeared first on Desi Baytan Photography.
  • Palos Verdes Engagement

    photoblogger
    4 Jan 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Tweet Palos Verdes Engagement Session with Ilysa and Matt I love this Palos Verdes engagement session I did with Ilysa and Matt. The view from the bluffs of Palos Verdes is to die for. It’s an amazing scene especially when the sun hangs low over the horizon. To start off we photographed at the famed La Venta Inn. This gem of a venue overlooks the Pacific Ocean as well as all of West LA from Redondo to Santa Monica.  And what better way to celebrate an engagement with a bottle of champagne which Matt brought along for their celebratory toast. I can’t begin to describe the…
  • Studio Family Portraits

    photoblogger
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:11 am
    Tweet Studio Family Portraits with the Lai Family The Lai family stopped by my Old Town Pasadena studio to do some studio family portraits.  And boy did we have a blast! I love the cozy and airy feel of my studio because it’s full of light and makes for quite a refreshing change from the routine family portraits we’re all accustomed to. You can see the kids faces were full of smiles. We didn’t do the usual poses because it was all about having fun. And when you’re having fun, smiles become natural and abundant. I enjoyed our session tremendously and the results…
 
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    Images In Light

  • Working Yosemite

    Ross Murphy
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:48 pm
     Falling Fire5D Mk III, 70-200 f/4 IS L, 6 stop ND filterLarger ImageEl Capitan from Pohono trail5D Mk III, 70-200 f/4 IS L, 6 stop ND filterLarger Image The Merced and Cathedral RocksLarger Image I have been to Yosemite 4 times over the last year and have not come away with anything I really like, I hate to get skunked on these trips, but I still get to enjoy the hiking and making friends with other outdoor types. I will keep hitting Yosemite until I've cracked it. Tunnel View5D Mk III, 24-70 f/2.8 L IILarger ImageSome times it takes persistence,  but patience comes in…
  • Location Shooting

    Ross Murphy
    15 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    I am constantly looking for places to shoot, sometimes the light may not be great and sometimes it works out. The more I shoot a specific location the more I learn about the light and how it affects the landscape around me. This was my third trip to the Golden Gate and each time I have discovered a new angle or a preferred location, I haven't yet nailed the Gate, but with my scouting of locations, I soon will. RossImages In Light
  • More on the 5DSR

    Ross Murphy
    10 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    From Canon AsiaConceptual Diagram of Low-Pass Filter Effect CancellationOn the EOS 5DS R, the image of the subject is first separated in the vertical direction by Low-pass Filter 1, after which the separated images are merged again at Low-pass Filter 2. In the case of the EOS 5DS, the subject image is separated in the horizontal direction by Low-pass Filter 1, and in the vertical direction by Low-pass Filter 2.A newly-developed full-frame CMOS sensor is employed on both models, but they vary significantly in the structure of the low-pass filter that is located immediately in front of the…
  • Time Lapse

    Ross Murphy
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:32 pm
     Interesting artical on time lapse with the Canon 7D Mk II from CPN and George Lepp Winter Clouds Over the Oregon Cascades 2 from George Lepp on Vimeo.RossImages In Light
  • Hand Held Landscapes

    Ross Murphy
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Nikon D800E,  AF-S 70-200 f/2.8 G II ED, f/7.1 at 195 mm 1/500 secOak tree and flowers outside Gilroy, Ca. Larger ImageHand held landscapes can be achieved by using fast shutter speeds and good camera technique to ensure sharp images. Always shoot as fast as possible, open up the aperture as needed to maintain a fast shutter speed, hold your breath and brace the camera or your body against a solid object, use image stabilization.Whats a fast enough shutter speed? I would try to stay above 1/250 sec, but faster is better, once you drop below that threshold its time to get out the tripod.
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Looking Back

    Rich Legg
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 1/240 second, f/14, ISO 200
  • Dog Days at the Salon

    Rich Legg
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:16 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 50-140 f/2.8IS lens – 1/30 second, f/2.8, ISO 200
  • Eternity

    Rich Legg
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 1/60 second, f/4, ISO 400
  • Soba

    Rich Legg
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/7.1, ISO 100
  • Tokyo Rainbow Bridge

    Rich Legg
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:47 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – .5 seconds, f/4, ISO 800
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    David Sanger Photography

  • Leafstones

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

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

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

    david sanger
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Just outside the vineyard where my son lives with his wife and two kids is Okell Hill, a tall oak-covered grassy hill overlooking the vineyards of Wooden Valley near Fairfield. I have often wanted to climb it, so when we got the opportunity we all hiked up to the top in the late afternoon light. Little Samantha (2 1/2) ran ahead while William (9 months) rode in the backpack. The summit did not disappoint, with clear views as far as San Francisco Bay, and bright backlight on these California Oaks. On Facebook The post Okell HIll appeared first on David Sanger Photography.
  • Black Diamond Mines

    david sanger
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:08 pm
    This was from Day 90 of the consecutive peaks string. When I started this adventure I had no ideas I’d still be going strong after 90 consecutive days climbing peaks hills summits and high points in California. This hike was a return trip to Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in the East Bay to a small, unnamed peak called 919 above an old abandoned mine called Star Mine. It was a steep short scramble through brush and up grassy slopes once I left the trail, and then suddenly the top, with a late afternoon view north across the valley. On the way back I saw a lone coyote crossing the…
 
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    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

  • Important BIRDS AS ART Press Release

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Retirement Announcement Press Release: Lake Wales, Florida. April 1, 2015 In a press conference on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, held in the offices of the Lake Wales Ledger, noted bird and nature photographer Arthur Morris, who lives in nearby Indian Lake Estates, announced that he is retiring from bird photography effective immediately. “Too many e-mails [...]
  • Twenty + Hours of Photoshop Lessons and Image Critiques: All Free

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    What’s Up? Just so you know, I sent 79 e-mails today…. Plus swim, core exercises, and a trip to town for grocery shopping. At 7:00pm I enjoyed a very cold ice bath; the water temp was only 58.6 when I got out. I am shivering hard as I type. In all, this blog post, the [...]
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • How Lattice Is Teaching This Photographer to Be Fearless

    Fernando Gomes
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:51 am
    This post is part of a series featuring photographers who are taking advantage of Lattice, PhotoShelter’s new platform to help you get discovered by curating boards on topics you care about.   Excited at the opportunity of finding inspiration in the way other PhotoShelter photographers are using their cameras, landscape photographer Bill Ferris jumped onto Lattice as soon as it was released. His active use of Lattice has led him to be featured in 7 boards on various topics from Astrophotography to Architectural Detail. We chatted with Bill about his experience in making one of the most…
  • New Member Shout Outs: March Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    We love seeing new PhotoShelter members get their amazing work up and on display quickly with our mobile-friendly, HTML5 portfolio websites. That’s why every month we hand pick a few of the newest members that caught our eye with their professional work and unique site design. This month we’ve discovered a landscape photographer using the Element template to display his beautiful work in a simple, clutter free way, as well as a commercial and travel photographer both using different templates that suit their work. Ray Palmer Name/Site: Ray Palmer PhotoShelter template: Element…
  • Video: Copyright & Your Rights – Straight Talk on the Facts vs the Fiction

    Sarah Jacobs
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    This week talked to photographer Jack Reznicki and IP attorney Ed Greenberg, who have been favorites in the industry for their no-bull, get-straight-to-the-facts approach to explaining and making sense of the confusing world of legal jargon and copyright technicalities. Together they’ve written the Photographer’s Survival Manual, and their newest release, the second edition of The Copyright Zoneis an essential for every working photographer. Through real world case studies, personal asides, and their clear, plain English speaking style, they’ve gained a following of photographers who…
  • 5 Decisive Moments Captured on Lattice

    Fernando Gomes
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Each week, we compile our favorite photos from Lattice, our new destination for people who love photography. You can use Lattice to discover beautiful images and also curate boards on topics you’re passionate about. This week, we combed through Lattice to find the 5 best street photographs that exemplified the diversity of the niche as well as harkened back to its origins with a focus on Henri Cartier-Bresson and the decisive moment. Take a look: To start off, we take on a formalist aesthetic with this photo by Cecilia Colussi. The lines, shapes, and tones, reminiscent of both Paul…
  • New Guide! The SEO Guide for Photographers

    Sarah Jacobs
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    When it comes to Search Engine Optimization, the most important question you can ask yourself is: how can I improve my SEO so my photography business is easily found online? The SEO Guide for Photographers, (re-released with the newest, most relevant information) answers this question and gives a lay person’s low down on the oft-misunderstood world of search engines. This Guide will help you gain a better understanding of Google Analytics, become familiar with SEO lingo, and help you understand why you’re not topping the search list on Google. Inside the Guide you’ll find: How…
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • Tend the Fire

    David
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Most of us have a fire in the belly, a passion or desire that burns brightest in us. It’s the heat and energy from this fire that moves us forward, gives momentum to our projects, and authenticity to our voice. It’s one of those things, sometimes the thing that makes us feel alive. Only you know what this thing is, and it’s impossible to overstate its importance. And it’s often the first thing that gets set aside or neglected in pursuit of our enterprises, even when those enterprises spring from that very thing. Don’t you dare neglect feeding the fire in your soul; don’t for a…
  • Time Taken

    David
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:24 pm
    When I encourage younger photographers to take their time it’s because we tend to be obsessed with doing things faster and too often the speed with which we do things subverts our mindfulness and creativity. It also sabotages the chance for relationships, which won’t hurt you if you’re shooting air shows, but when you’re making portraits, those relationships are everything. For me they are often the point of it all. Those relationships, whether you’re a touchy-feely person or not, can be the key that allows you the access you need to make not only an OK…
  • Visualize Spots

    David
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    This is a bit of a quickie, but I only just learned it myself. It’s two tips in one. If you don’t already know, there’s a way to visualize the dust spots on your image when using the Spot Removal Tool in Lightroom. Not surprisingly, it’s called Visualize Spots and you can click the little box in the lower left to toggle it on and off. That’s Tip #1. The view you get once toggled is the bottom image above (click either image to make them larger). Makes it much easier to see what you’ve missed. However, it drives me mad to have to move the mouse from what…
  • Forget Practice

    David
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Boat under Snow. Hokkaido, Japan. 2015. Yesterday I linked my social media accounts out to an old blog post – Toward Mastery. One of the replies I got was refreshingly honest: I’ve hit a brick wall, and no amount of practicing is working. Twitter isn’t the kind of place to reply meaningfully to that kind of candor, so if you’ll indulge me, I’ll do it here. I know there are a lot of you out there that need to hear it. I’ve met you. Talked to you. I’ve been you, and most days, I’m still you. First of all, you’re wrong on the most basic level, because I’ve…
  • Saw & Mitre Giveaway

    David
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Most of you know how important I think it is to print your work, to hold it, to live with it, and to give it away. Part of that is framing your photographs and giving them the place of attention and honour your craft and vision deserve. I have a lot of frames, but hands-down the nicest ones, made with the same kind of care with which I make my photographs, have come from Saw & Mitre. I love what they do, who they are, and what they’re about. So when they asked me if they could give away a couple of my prints in their frames, I jumped on it. I have two prints to give away – one…
 
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • How Lattice Is Teaching This Photographer to Be Fearless

    Fernando Gomes
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:51 am
    This post is part of a series featuring photographers who are taking advantage of Lattice, PhotoShelter’s new platform to help you get discovered by curating boards on topics you care about.   Excited at the opportunity of finding inspiration in the way other PhotoShelter photographers are using their cameras, landscape photographer Bill Ferris jumped onto Lattice as soon as it was released. His active use of Lattice has led him to be featured in 7 boards on various topics from Astrophotography to Architectural Detail. We chatted with Bill about his experience in making one of the most…
  • New Member Shout Outs: March Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    We love seeing new PhotoShelter members get their amazing work up and on display quickly with our mobile-friendly, HTML5 portfolio websites. That’s why every month we hand pick a few of the newest members that caught our eye with their professional work and unique site design. This month we’ve discovered a landscape photographer using the Element template to display his beautiful work in a simple, clutter free way, as well as a commercial and travel photographer both using different templates that suit their work. Ray Palmer Name/Site: Ray Palmer PhotoShelter template: Element…
  • Video: Copyright & Your Rights – Straight Talk on the Facts vs the Fiction

    Sarah Jacobs
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    This week talked to photographer Jack Reznicki and IP attorney Ed Greenberg, who have been favorites in the industry for their no-bull, get-straight-to-the-facts approach to explaining and making sense of the confusing world of legal jargon and copyright technicalities. Together they’ve written the Photographer’s Survival Manual, and their newest release, the second edition of The Copyright Zoneis an essential for every working photographer. Through real world case studies, personal asides, and their clear, plain English speaking style, they’ve gained a following of photographers who…
  • 5 Decisive Moments Captured on Lattice

    Fernando Gomes
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Each week, we compile our favorite photos from Lattice, our new destination for people who love photography. You can use Lattice to discover beautiful images and also curate boards on topics you’re passionate about. This week, we combed through Lattice to find the 5 best street photographs that exemplified the diversity of the niche as well as harkened back to its origins with a focus on Henri Cartier-Bresson and the decisive moment. Take a look: To start off, we take on a formalist aesthetic with this photo by Cecilia Colussi. The lines, shapes, and tones, reminiscent of both Paul…
  • New Guide! The SEO Guide for Photographers

    Sarah Jacobs
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    When it comes to Search Engine Optimization, the most important question you can ask yourself is: how can I improve my SEO so my photography business is easily found online? The SEO Guide for Photographers, (re-released with the newest, most relevant information) answers this question and gives a lay person’s low down on the oft-misunderstood world of search engines. This Guide will help you gain a better understanding of Google Analytics, become familiar with SEO lingo, and help you understand why you’re not topping the search list on Google. Inside the Guide you’ll find: How…
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    Photo Attorney

  • Senate Bill Seeks to Require Permitting for Filming on Federal Lands

    Carolyn E. Wright
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:01 pm
    U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska introduced in the U.S. Senate on February 5 a bill entitled the “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015,” which, if passed, will require a $200 per year permit for any crews of five people or fewer conducting commercial filming on public lands and waterways. In addition to the permit, the film crew must notify the applicable management agency for the federal land at least 48 hours before entering the area. The head of that agency may deny access to a film crew if, in addition to other reasons, “the filming includes the use of…
  • Comparison of U.S. and Australia Copyright Law

    Carolyn E. Wright
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    While often similar, copyright law in the United States is a bit different than that in other countries. As a follow up to the blog entry on the “Comparison of U.S. and Canada Copyright Law,” Peter Knight, a partner and attorney with the firm of Banki Haddock Fiora and author of Copyright – The Laws of Australia, helped to prepare the Australian part of chart below:   Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Comparison of U.S. and Australia Copyright Law! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick…
  • Jury Awards Photographer $200K for Infringements

    Carolyn E. Wright
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:36 pm
    New York awarded photographer, Lyle Owerko, $200K in less than an hour of deliberation for infringing two photographs that the defendants copied from the Internet, not realizing that they were protected by copyright. The jury found the infringements to be willful, according to the jury’s verdict form. More background on the case here:  http://biedermanblog.com/music/boom-artist-boxes-record-label-for-infringment/ Congrats, Lyle!   Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Jury Awards Photographer $200K for…
  • Providing Photos to a Client = Published?

    Carolyn E. Wright
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Registering your copyrights accurately is vital, as infringers often will challenge your registration to avoid paying statutory damages. Part of registering copyrights correctly is determining whether they are published or unpublished. This blog has many posts on what constitutes publication, such as: Are Photographs Posted on the Internet Published? and Copyright Registration Issues. Also check AMSP’s article on “Defining Published and Unpublished?” Many photographers provide images for their clients to review and then possibly display or distribute one or more of those…
  • Why Are We Surprised When Infringers Lie?

    Carolyn E. Wright
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    Putting salt in the wound, photographers and other creatives often are even more frustrated when infringers don’t make things right when accused. Such was the case for a Alison Green at www.askamanager.org when she discovered someone copied her reader’s resume cover letter from Alison’s website. Alison explains what happened next, including receiving a barrage of excuses and accusations. When someone infringes your copyright, the infringer usually offers some excuse to try to avoid liability. Many of these excuses appear compelling on the surface, but they don’t stand…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • The General

    Moose
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website Maj Gen George Harrison (ret) is a really, really cool […] The post The General appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
 
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    MaineSight

  • Iceland, quick post

    Paul
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    I am on my first trip to iceland, and staying at this small cabin about 20 km from Hekla. Had an epic time getting here –4wd got stuck and had to shovel out with my mittens. Had a great 12 km slog up a small summit about halfway to Hekla.  The landscape is simply stunning, and it is an amazing stark and probably the quietest place I’ve ever been.  More later, as I have no internet at the cabin.    
  • Ice, Sun dogs and Parhelic Circle

    Paul
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:28 pm
    It’s been cold this February in Maine—by local accounts, we’ve had more ice in Portland Harbor than has been seen in decades, and the Coast Guard has been using it’s ice breaking ship to keep the harbor navigable. However, “navigable” is relative; smaller boats have not been able to escape the harbor due to the ice buildup, which has now even reached Peaks Island: View looking north along western edge of Peaks Island.   The cold weather means that small animals (such as a recently sighted mink) can even make the trek from Peaks Island to neighboring…
  • Portland harbor, Maine

    Paul
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:39 pm
    After a long snowless stretch this winter, Portland Maine has now received over 6 feet of snow, and has been in a deep freeze for some time. This morning Portland Harbor was flooded with ice, and I made this image from the Casco Bay Lines Ferry to Peaks Island.
  • Track Meet at Scarborough Maine

    Paul
    21 May 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Now that I’ve finished teaching the Spring Semester and am into summer school, I was able to go to my oldest daughter’s track meet, which was held in Scarborough, ME. It was a gorgeous day, not too cold, not too hot. A lot of standing around occurs as events are run by grade level, so I spent my time photographing mostly students from King Middle School. It’s way more interesting to photograph track events now that I feel like I consider myself a runner at this point. The long jump was especially interesting, as the camera affords one a glimpse of each runner’s form in…
  • Mt. Madison, White Mountains, NH

    Paul
    5 May 2014 | 7:13 pm
    It’s a little early in the season for proper trail running in the White Mountains, but I decided to try for a Presidential Traverse this past weekend. (The Fastest Known Time (FKT) was set last September by Ben Nephew in a crazy time of 4h 34min; a time I have no hope of achieving) In any case, I started at 5 am with a breakfast of 4 eggs, sour cream, bacon, and a coffee with heavy cream. I then ran to the dock to catch the 6:15 ferry off the island. Gear from my run (Yaktrax in pack). Shoes are the excellent New Balance MT110’s. Then, it was a 2.5 hour drive to Pinkham Notch, and…
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Breathtaking Wildlife Video

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

    admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:18 am
      Your image is your brand and how you portray is how people will perceive it. Very often prospective clients can judge someone by their profile headshot photo. A professional headshot will go a long way to enhance your online reputation on social media & business networks like LinkedIn. Your headshot needs to inspire confidence and give you the edge over your competitors. Why You Shouldn’t Use A Selfie! We see a lot of ‘selfies’ being used as a profile & business headshot. We all love selfies and we all want to save some money wherever we can. However, selfies…
  • Cracking Easter Offer

    admin
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    We’re excited to launch this amazing Easter offer for your Family Portraits. Saving you a cool £200! Don’t wait too long as this offer will expire on 6 April 2015. All you need to do is book this offer now and use it within 6 months of purchase. That’s it! Buy For Yourself Or As A Gift For Someone With high resolution digital files, you can print photos for yourself, grandparents or family in any size (up to 20×30″), create photo gifts, upload to social media and Here’s how the offer works: Includes your professional portrait photography session at our…
  • Mother’s Day Special Offer

    admin
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Need a special gift for Mothers’s Day? Want to get something other than flowers and chocolates? At SF Digital we have a great Mother’s Day gift that will make any mum feel very special! For just £25 we will create a personalised Gift Voucher for a weekday Portrait Experience AND one 7×5 print, for either a family portrait session or just the kids. A cool saving of £55! All you have to do is give us a call on 01525 850795 to place your order and you will be able to collect your voucher in time for the weekend.
  • Toddler Fun :)

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:03 am
    Riley certainly kept us on our toes during his photo shoot – a typical toddler full of energy! We had lots of fun playing with toy cars and crawling on the floor and here are two favourite images that Riley’s mum just couldn’t resist! 2-3 year olds are a great age to capture, when they are mobile and exploring their world and we can see their little personalities reflected in the images we create. See you soon, Riley!   If you would like some fab portraits of your prince or princess, please contact us on 01525 850795. For more information, please visit our Children Portrait…
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    The Digital Photo Experience

  • DPE Podcast 4.1.15 – Rick and Juan talk about the best lenses to use in different shooting situations and we have an interview with Chris Smith founder of the Out of Chicago Photo Conference

    Juan Pons
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan discuss about the best lenses to use in different shooting situations and we have an interview with Chris Smith founder of the Out of Chicago Photo Conference. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to…
  • DPE Podcast 3.15.15 – Rick and Juan answer your questions and we discuss the end of landscape photography

    Juan Pons
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions and we also discuss the end of landscape photography as we know it. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on iTunes…
  • DPE Podcast 3.1.15 – An interview with Catherine Hall and Rick and Juan talk about landscape photography

    Juan Pons
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    In this episode we have an interview with editorial and lifestyle photographer Catherine Hall, plus Rick and Juan talk about landscape photography and go head to head providing landscape photo tips. 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…
  • DPE Podcast 02.15.15 – An interview with Chas Glatzer and Rick and Juan discuss creative visualization

    Juan Pons
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:35 am
    In this episode we have an interview with wildlife photographer and photo workshop instructor Chas Glatzer, plus Rick and Juan talk discuss creative visualization. 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 02.01.15 – An interview with Tim Grey and Rick and Juan talk about the future of photography

    Juan Pons
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    In this episode we have a an interview with the one and only Tim Grey, plus Rick and Juan talk about photography trends. 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

  • Bhutan in Photos – 33 Images from The Land of the Thunder Dragon

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

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

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

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:48 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Peeking out over the balcony, from my room I can watch the bustling activity taking over the town. Blue tarps cover the streets almost entirely, making shelter for the merchant stalls – this is the Bac Ha Sunday market in Northeast Vietnam. We made it here last night from Ta Phin, the village we stayed near Sapa, with the idea to explore the famous market. Bac Ha is the largest city in the area, and the Sunday market is a magnet for locals and tourists alike. Thousands gather here every Sunday. I’d say this is not just a place…
  • Sapa in Photos | Vietnam

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    30 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Vietnam is a country of wonders, and yet there is a magical place of breathtaking beauty and incredible people that surpassed all my expectations during this photo trip. A typical Red Dao home nestled in the middle of the northern mountains, close to Sapa town in the small village of Ta Phin, is where we stayed. Home of the Red Dao and Black Hmong minorities, this is just one of the many hamlets scattered around the region. But first, we needed to get there. The long journey started in Hanoi, with a night train to Lao Cai that…
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    Photography News

  • Photographer Spotlight: Joe Giron

    Diana Topan
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:22 am
    Expert photographers say that the best pictures are those that show action. Subjects that run, eat, fight, and show anything else other than stillness have the potential to become part of a good photo. This is why it’s insanely difficult to find interesting shots inside casinos where most people, especially those at the poker tables, are so absorbed into what they’re doing. Joe GironJoe Giron is one of the professionals who took on the complexity of taking pictures inside casinos and succeeded. It is because of him and his dedication to perfecting his craft that people can enjoy…
  • 2016 Light Work Artist-in-Residence Program - Call for photographers

    Diana Topan
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    March 28, 2015 /Photography News/ Each year Light Work invites 12-15 artists to participate in its residency program, including one artist co-sponsored by Autograph ABP and one artist in conjunction with the Urban Video Project (UVP). Artists selected for the residency program are invited to live in Syracuse for one month. They receive a $5,000 stipend, an apartment to stay in, a private digital studio, a private darkroom, and 24-hour access to our facility.Participants in the residency program are expected to use their month to pursue their own projects: photographing in the area, scanning…
  • 2015 ''Our Future is on the Table!'' photo contest

    Diana Topan
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:27 am
    March 18, 2015 /Photography News/ Would you like the chance to share your vision of our future with world leaders in Brussels? The six talented finalists of the EDD15 Photo Contest will be invited to attend Europe’s largest development forum, European Development Days 2015 on 3 & 4 June where their photos will be exhibited and they will have the opportunity to meet key actors in development and share their ideas for our future.Each year, the production of food contributes to various strains on the environment, including water shortages, deforestation, loss of biodiversity and pollution.
  • Photographer Spotlight: Jonathan Brooks

    Diana Topan
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    Self-portrait. Photo © Jonathan BrooksMarch 17, 2015 /Photography News/ World Photography Network is very pleased to announce its popular segment: "Photographer Spotlight.” In this part of their newsletter they will be interviewing various fellow photographers and learning more about what motivates them, what their goals are and what direction they wish to take with their art. This issue's "spotlight" is on photographer Jonathan Brooks.World Photography Network (WPN): Why have you chosen photography as your method of expression?Jonathan Brooks (JB): I have always had a passion for…
  • In photos: Remembering Diane Arbus and her profound world

    Diana Topan
    14 Mar 2015 | 2:45 am
    March 14, 2015 /Photography News/ Born into a wealthy Jewish family in New York 92 years ago on March 14, 1923, Diane Arbus made her reputation photographing people on the margins of society: losers, misfits, nudists, transvestites, prostitutes, the mentally retarded, sideshow freaks, and almost anyone who seemed not to fit in easily with her upper middle class background. And occasionally she photographed celebrities, sometimes to their dismay. Diane Arbus, Untitled (3), 1970-71, © The Estate of Diane Arbus. Courtesy of Masters of Photography At age 18 Diane married Allan Arbus (divorced…
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    Carl J Licari photography

  • Lottery Winner Getting Bigger by the Day!

    8 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
       If you have been following the progress of our puppy Brodie, you can see from these new photos how big she is getting. Now in her fourth month of life she really developing into a fine young dog. It's been quite a journey from a three week old abandoned pup to her present state for both she and myself. Nurturing a pup that young was extremely time consuming and tedious. To see her today is both rewarding and comforting in that she was raised to a healthy young dog and that she has a good home.Brodie and Brandy
  • Just Hours From Death to Lottery Winner!

    5 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
       Well, that might seem like a stretch, unless your name is Brodie. Just ten weeks ago Brodie was in a bag on the side of a country road, thrown out like trash by the likes of someone who really IS trash. Less than four weeks old at the time, she was certain to never see the light of the next day if not for my wife and a friend who were out for some exercise on that road. Agast that someone could dump an animal like a beer can out the window, she brought the infant pup home. She is doing quite well, thanks to my wife and I, enjoying life, as she should.Brodie and Brandy at play
  • Amateur Radio Equipment

    10 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    A photo of some of the latest in amateur radio gear.....
  • Rescued Puppy Update...

    7 Dec 2014 | 5:33 am
    Last week we chronicled how my wife found a four week old puppy, in a bag, on the side of a country road. After only four days of care and feeding her appearance has changed to that of what one would hope a young puppy should be.Meet Brodie
  • People That Dump Dogs...

    1 Dec 2014 | 9:53 pm
       We have all heard the stories, but it's not until you witness it with your own eyes do you begin to feel the heartlessness of some people.    Yesterday, while two women were out for a walk on a country road, they happened upon a red pillow case on the side of the road. The pillow case began to move! Much to the shock of the women, a small animal crawled out from inside. What first appeared to be a cat soon took the form of a tiny puppy! They picked up the puppy and brought her home where she is being properly cared for. A vet check revealed the puppy is four weeks old…
 
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    Pranav Bhasin's Product Lens

  • People vs Product

    Pranav Bhasin
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    In a technology based business, people are your biggest asset. Focus on developing and nurturing them and a great product will follow!
  • Are Indian Buyers Evolved Enough To Accept A Mobile Only Marketplace?

    Pranav Bhasin
    8 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    [Contributory article for Business Standard] India is one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets globally, and a fairly unique one too. One of the key statistics that stand out is that over 75% of Indians have a mobile device, but only 15% have access to broadband. Therefore, going by the fundamentals, it was always a mobile-first market waiting to happen, and the time has come. This year, smartphones have shown smart growth to reach over 117 million users in India and are expected to grow to 205 million by end of 2015. 3G subscriptions are also expected to grow handsomely from 88 million…
  • E-Commerce Breaking Barriers

    Pranav Bhasin
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:02 am
    [Contributory article for Digital Market Asia, New Year Edition ] The year gone by, 2014, will always be remembered as the year that marked the arrival of e-commerce in India. The year was marked with some of the boldest moves by Indian and global players, astronomical valuations of e-commerce companies, strong growth of smartphones and mobile internet and heavy discounting to drive consumers to purchase online. Let’s get to some numbers first. The Indian e-commerce market, while still at a relatively nascent stage, is already worth $10 billion and expected to grow to $43 billion over the…
  • Did You Know Microsoft Is The Number One Smartphone Devices Maker?

    Pranav Bhasin
    12 Sep 2013 | 12:13 pm
    Don’t blink your eyes in disbelief – you read it absolutely right! Microsoft is really the number one smartphone device maker in the world. And if that is not surprising enough, the real reason for its leadership position is Android, not the Windows Mobile operating system. And if you are still in your senses and reading this, let me also tell you that Microsoft will make more than $3.6 Billion from Android in 2013. Holy cow! What’s happening here? To understand the details, we will need to go back in history. When Google started working on Android, it was floated as an open…
  • Apple Adds A Dash Of Color With The Launch Of iPhone 5C

    Pranav Bhasin
    10 Sep 2013 | 12:20 pm
    If you’ve always wished to own an iPhone, but could not because of the steep price, your wish has just been granted. Apple has just announced iPhone 5C, the first ever iPhone to be priced at less than USD 100. How is iPhone 5C different from iPhone 5? For starters, this is the first time I have seen Apple move away from monotones, both on the site and the colors in which the device is available. The iPhone 5C is available in Pink, Yellow, Blue and Green, in addition to the standard White color and I am sure that girls are going to love it! Everything else seems to be at par with the…
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    cinema5D » News

  • Canon C300 Price Drops 40% – Bad News for Owners

    Tim Fok
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:40 am
    The Canon C300 price has taken a huge drop. This latest cut sees the body only price drop 40%, likely signifying a shift in the EOS Cinema Line. This is good news for those interested to acquire a C300, less so for owners, especially for those who recently purchased the camera. While it seems some UK suppliers are still getting their listings into order, B&H has clearly stated the new prices for each C300 package. Each package can be found below, click on the respective images to follow through to each package. The across the board C300 price drop surely is a sign of new things to come.
  • Davinci Resolve 11.3 Gets XAVC-I Encoding

    Kevin Alexander
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    Blackmagic Design has released an update for Davinci Resolve. Perhaps the most significant new feature is Sony XAVC-I (Intra) encoding. XAVC-I is the codec heavily used in the Sony FS7 and F5 / F55 cameras. With this new format Sony brought a version of a powerful codec with similar attributes as the famous Apple ProRes family into their newest cinema cameras. Furthermore DaVinci Resolve now added support for the Arri ALEXA 65. This however might only be of interest to a more limited number of users. What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 11.3 ARRI Alexa 65 support Sony XAVC Intra encoding…
  • Kinefinity KineMAX 6K Review – Resolution That Blows Away Your Screen

    Johnnie Behiri
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:05 pm
    +++ Please note. This KineMax 6K review and footage are based on a Pre Production model. We tend not to publish our LAB test results unless the camera is in its final stage. A full LAB review will be published then+++ The weatherman promised sunshine. So what. All I got was a grey windy day with some kind of natural “pro Mist filter” cast. Instead of crying my heart out and kick myself in the head for not running with the camera a day earlier, I decided to live with what I have and give it a try. After all, I had to send the camera back the next day. This is not the first time…
  • James Miller Deluts – Custom looks for Grade and Monitoring

    Tim Fok
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    Custom LUT workflows have become quite the talking point as of late. Whilst the concept is nothing new, accessibility to log shooting cameras and LUT viewable monitoring has increased and in-turn the workflow is now much more popular. In light of this, the Deluts package is perfectly timed; a collection of custom made LUTs by filmmaker James Miller designed from monitoring on set right through to the grade. A LUT (or Look Up Table) is simply a manipulation of your image. An alteration of colour and contrast to provide you with a non-destructive* view of how your image can look once…
  • Images Released of a New Canon 4K Camera

    Kevin Alexander
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    Rumors are swirling after images of a new Canon 4K Camera were leaked online. The photos show Canon China President & CEO Hideki Ozawa holding the camera at a presentation. At some point he is joined on stage by… Jackie Chan? The images first appeared at PhotoRumors.com, along with some leaked details. Rumored Specs 1″ CMOS Sensor 58mm filter Built-in Wi-Fi Similar shape to the Canon EOS 70D External viewfinder Canon 10X optical zoom 8.9-89mm f/2.8-5.6 4k video fixed lens (35mm Equi. 24-240mm) Perhaps we will see this announced at the 2015 NAB Show? One can only speculate at…
 
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    Exposure Photo Works

  • Cypress Of Solace

    tim
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    Categories: Dreamscapes GalleriesTags: barrenblack and white photographyblurcalmcloudcloudsCypressfine art photographylakelandscapemotionpeacefulphotographyreflectreflectionseclusionsilenceskysolacesolitudesportstreakswamptimetreeVirginiawastelandwaterweatherwindFine art photograph of a cypress tree (Read more...)
  • Lighting The Way

    tim
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Categories: Galleries WonderingsTags: asphaltblack and white photographybuildingcityfine art photographyilluminationlamplamp postslightlightinglightsphotographyreflectionroadstreetstreet lightsurbanwaterSometimes you must reflect in order to light the way forward.(Read more...)
  • Digital Billboard 2

    tim
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Categories: Architectonic GalleriesTags: advertisingarchitecturebillboardblack and white photographybuildingChicagocitydotsfine art photographyformIllinoislineperspectivephotographyurbanA second take on the Digital Billboard.(Read more...)
  • In Love

    tim
    5 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Categories: Galleries Works of LifeTags: black and white photographycompanionshipconceptcouplefiguresfine art photographyfriendshiphandhandshappinessholdholdingholding handshoneymoonlifeloveloverspartnershippassionpeoplephotographyrelationshipromanceromanticshadowshadowssilhouettesunsunsetsymboltwoHand in hand in love. Fine Art Photography Prints and P […](Read more...)
  • Incidence of Luminosity

    tim
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    Categories: Galleries Light & FormTags: black and white photographyfine art photographygeometrygradientsincidenceincidentintersectinglightlineluminescentluminosityparallelspatternphotographypointsreflectedA line of reflected light incident to a plane of parallels.(Read more...)
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Madeline + Jamie | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Jason... The post Madeline + Jamie | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Jessica + Ethan | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Jason... The post Jessica + Ethan | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Bryna + Geoff | Married

    jasongphoto
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Gina’s... The post Bryna + Geoff | Married appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Jess + Bryce Engaged

    jasongphoto
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Gina’s... The post Jess + Bryce Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Robin + Joe | Couple Session

    jasongphoto
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Gina’s... The post Robin + Joe | Couple Session appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
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    The LPV Show

  • Episode 2.15 – Charlie Johnstone & Corey Presha

    Bryan Formhals
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:21 pm
    I met Corey Presha last fall sometime, maybe at the NY Art Book Fair. That was around the time I first heard about SUN, a new publishing company he was apart of along with Bill Sullivan, Charlie Johnstone, Matthew Gamber, Aaron McElroy, Curtis Hamilton and maybe some more people, I’m not exactly sure whose officially apart of it, and that’s one aspect I like about it. I got to talking with Corey about photobooks and ended up meeting Charlie Johnstone at the second photo salon hosted by 10×10. I dig what they’re up to so I invited them onto the show. They seemed like a…
  • Episode 2.14 – Amanda Jasnowski & Sarah Jacobs

    Bryan Formhals
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    I met Amanda Jasnowski for the first time after the opening for the Photographer’s Playbook at Aperture. James Chororos introduced us and Eddy later suggested she should come on the show. I thought it was a good idea. She’s a photographer I’ve known from primarily her Instagram where she has a crazy amount of followers, which as we discussed has some great advantages but also some drawbacks. I thought she’d make a good guest because she has built a large social media following over the years and leveraged it into a solid career, but she’s also someone whose still questioning the…
  • Episode 2.13 – Pete Brook

    Bryan Formhals
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Pete Brook was one of the first photo bloggers to reach out to me when I started LPV several years ago. I’ve always admired the dedication and passion he brings to his work with Prison Photography as well as his thoughtful articles for Raw File. It was great to catch him while he was in town so we could talk about the exhibition he curated, Prison Obscura which is still up at the New School in NYC. The dysfunctional prison system in America was not on my radar until I started following Pete’s work, and I’m sure the same can be said of many other people who have come in contact with it.
  • Episode 2.12 – Ethan Aaro Jones

    Bryan Formhals
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Ethan was in town at the end of January for Soth’s Songbook opening, so Tom suggested we bring him on the show. They’re old friends from RIT and back in 2008, Ethan and David Wright collaborated on  puase, to begin, which was around the time I started blogging on LPV. Pause, to Begin is a unique project born in discussions about the direction of contemporary photography today. A competition geared towards the emerging photographer, Pause, to Begin selected 15 photographers in April, 2008. After a juried selection, the creators of Pause, to Begin traveled 10,000 miles to meet and…
  • Episode 2.11 – Noah Kalina

    Bryan Formhals
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:38 am
    A few years ago, Noah hosted two photobook meetups at his Williamsburg studio. He organized them with Jorg Colberg and I after several months of chatting about photography and photobooks. We liked the idea of a small group of people pulling books from their collections and sharing them with a small group. It’s a great way to experience photobooks. The last month Olia and Russet of 10×10 Photobooks have organized two photobook salons here in New York and they’ve gone very well. It’s a great format for browsing photobooks, and mingling with like minded people.
 
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    Photography Life

  • Construction of a Photograph: The Process of Visualization

    Guest Poster
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Hello, my name is Rick Keller. I am an amateur photographer who lives in San Diego, CA, one of many readers of Photography Life, and an occasional participant in its forums. Recently, after having participated in the Photography Life Photo Critique forum and Weekly Critique Section, Nasim Mansurov graciously and enthusiastically extended me an invitation to write a guest article for Photography Life to share more of my film work and discuss the tools and methodology that I use. I wholeheartedly accepted the invitation. As I pondered this task, it was immediately apparent that I could write…
  • Waterfall Photography Tips

    Alex Mody
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:27 am
    Most landscape photographers, myself included, love to photograph gigantic, thunderous, raging waterfalls, quiet little babbling brooks, and just about everything in between. Successfully photographing them is not always easy, though. Here are some tips that I am constantly reminding both myself and tour participants alike while in the field:NIKON D800 + 16-35mm f/4 @ 16mm, ISO 100, 16/10, f/13.0Use a PolarizerA circular polarizing filter can help improve just about any stream or waterfall scene. It helps to cut glare and increase saturation when dealing with wet foliage, cuts glare on wet…
  • Really Right Stuff TQC-14 Tripod Review

    Spencer Cox
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:32 pm
    I used to have a wooden tripod. It was kind of cool, actually – other photographers were always fascinated by its design, and it was pretty sturdy. Unfortunately, despite weighing 4.2 pounds, it had a maximum height of just three feet. Plus, it was bulky. I brought this tripod along on a hiking trip, thinking that these problems wouldn’t be too bad. I was wrong. It was too big to sit well on my backpack, and its weight started to bother me on long hikes. I researched my other options, and carbon fiber tripods began to come up in my searches. I wanted the best possible…
  • Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Review

    Nasim Mansurov
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:12 am
    It has been 15 years since Nikon produced the last iteration of its budget 300mm lens, so the new Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR was something many enthusiasts and professionals have been patiently waiting for. Although the previous generation Nikkor 300mm f/4D AF-S is an excellent lens optically, it lacks image stabilization, new generation coating and other new technologies that Nikon has been integrating into modern lenses. I have personally been a huge fan of the 300mm f/4D AF-S lens and have owned it for many years, loving the lens for its superb optical performance, fast autofocus, light…
  • The Eiffel Tower at Night

    Spencer Cox
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    If you ever have the chance to visit Paris, one of the absolute highlights is, of course, the Eiffel Tower. Riding the elevator to the top is an experience in and of itself — as you fly through the Tower’s metallic skeleton, you start to see flashes of the city shrinking below you.  When you come to a stop (after stepping past the fifteen-foot tall gears that turn the elevator’s cable), the view you see is maddeningly beautiful.NIKON D7000 + 24mm f/1.4 @ 24mm, ISO 720, 1/15, f/1.4There are three primary levels of viewing platforms on the Eiffel Tower.  The highest of these three…
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    Landscape Photography Blogger

  • My Most Unique Photograph Of Yosemite Valley

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

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

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

    David Leland Hyde
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:29 am
    “Philip Hyde: Mountains And Deserts” Exhibit, SFO Museum Snow On Cinders And Cinder Cone, Nevada, copyright 1962 Philip Hyde. The main publicity photograph chosen for the 2015 SFO Museum show, “Philip Hyde: Mountains And Deserts.” If you are flying into or out of San Francisco International Airport, (SFO) and you are traveling via Southwest, US Airways, Delta, AirTran or Alaska Airlines, you will have the opportunity to see a museum installed exhibition of Philip Hyde’s photographs in Terminal One. The show called, “Philip Hyde: Mountains and Deserts,” will hang…
  • Denali National Park, Alaska Travel Log 21

    David Leland Hyde
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    Denali National Park, Alaska Travel Log: June 14-September 14, 1971 by Ardis Hyde (Ardis, David and Philip Hyde in Their Camper. Continued from the blog post, “Denali National Park, Alaska Travel Log 20.”) Part 21: Traveling Inside Denali National Park, Alaska. (Formerly McKinley National Park.) Savage River Campground to Mt. Denali, Wonder Lake Campground (Mt. McKinley, Wonder Lake Campground.) Mt. Brooks, Wonder Lake, Alaska Range near Mt. Denali, Denali National Park, Alaska, copyright Philip Hyde 1971. Previous digital image was a Creo flatbed scan of a 10×12 dye transfer vintage…
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    sesame ellis . daily life photo blogging by rachel devine » Blog

  • Busy days made easier with my phone 

    sesame
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:08 am
       The days and years are short. I am doing as much as I can to be able to blog on the go. If I can post from my iPhone, automate some sharing and schedule ahead of time then I can bring this space back to what I loved best… Life moments and posting about how I can help you share your stories beautifully. I am still behind every bit of content shared here, but I will be bringing more variety! Like having one of my besties (who couldn’t sit still if she had to) offering reviews of local adventures! She and I are very similar, but where we differ is when I could spend an…
  • Celebrating a Decade of Living Online

    sesame
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:50 pm
    A decade ago today, I decided I had to do something. I had to fight to get back my love of photography from the thieving emotional grip of post natal depression. Motherhood was something I had wanted for so long and I anticipated the arrival of this new stage in my life with nothing but excitement. The first four days after my daughter arrived were the ones of  dreams come true. On the fifth day while my heart was wide open expecting only love, something sinister snuck in and began to steal everything. By the time I noticed the shadow hiding behind the familiar figure…
  • What to do with the worries before bedtime? There’s a Mummy Hack for that!

    sesame
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:27 pm
    DAIRYLEA believes that food is best made with simple, honest ingredients. To support fun-loving mums of the world, we invented MUMMYHACKS – Mummy inspired ideas that take the ‘um’ out of being a mum. ​For more useful tidbits visit mummyhacks.com.au. The other week a few mothers were asked by DAIRYLEA to come together for a creative brainstorming session – a HACKADEMY – and come up with some MUMMY HACKS that just might make life a little bit easier for parents of school aged kids. The day was fun, and in the end there were a lot of wonderful and simple ideas compiled. I…
  • Too Long and not long enough.

    sesame
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:05 pm
    We have vacationed on a beach before, but it was a time share in Mexico with the big kids before our youngest ones were even on the radar. I am not sure where the photos are from the last time we were together, but that visit was more recent despite me travelling alone to LA. That means that the last time my friend Karin saw Gemma and the twins, was about a year after the black and white photo was taken.  However I write it, what I am trying to say is that we are way overdue for some beach walking. Luckily, I won us a trip to do just that very thing. Together. Around the Bay of…
  • Summer Light Lingers

    sesame
    21 Feb 2015 | 6:09 pm
    No matter how long we have been shooting, I am of the opinion that photographers can always stand to learn something new. Over the last few years, I have been fascinated with the water portraits of Deb Schwedhelm Photography​ as well as more recently Alix Martinez Photography​. At Clickin Mom’s conference, Click Away, last year I made sure that after my talk finished I had time to hear Alix speak. I came away with great information (and a wonderful group of new friends) from that one session (and the speakers cocktail party later that evening.) I also confirmed my desire to…
 
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    Unshaken Photography

  • 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…
  • Think you are cut out to become a professional photographer? Take this quiz

    NickW
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:21 am
    Want to become a professional photographer? Test your potential.   There’s no doubt about it, being a professional photographer is a pretty great way to make a living however as with all things in life it isn’t quite as easy as it seems and it certainly isn’t for everyone.  The majority of photographers I know work for themselves which has both pro’s and con’s about it but I like to think that the pro’s outweigh the cons.  Becoming a pro snapper isn’t any harder than running any other business although the idea of it seems to appeal to a big…
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • How to Reduce Perspective Distortion

    Chris Corradino
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:16 am
    Perspective distortion occurs when you point the camera towards the subject at an upward angle. The effects are most evident with a wide angle lens and architectural details. Buildings and towers appear to be leaning or falling over. To correct for this, start by moving further away from the structure. This will allow you to hold the camera parallel to the structure, greatly reducing the issue. If more adjustment is needed, you can then use the perspective tools in Lightroom to fine tune the angle. 
  • Petal in a Leaf

    Chris Corradino
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:24 am
    The Camellia flowers are starting to lose their petals at the Planting Fields Arboretum. This one found a temporary home pressed up against a similarly shaped leaf.    
  • Fallen Flower

    Chris Corradino
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:18 am
    I found this fallen flower, resting on the cement next to a rusted metal vent. The delicate petals, still beautiful despite the inevitable transformation ahead. 
  • Fire Island Lighthouse Under a Vibrant Sky

    Chris Corradino
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:16 am
    “Man must behave like a lighthouse; he must shine day and night for the goodness of everyman.” ― Mehmet Murat ildan
  • Blending Texture with Color

    Chris Corradino
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    This is another in-camera double exposure made at the Planting Fields. I used a close up of tree bark as the texture to layer on top of the flower.  The orchids below were created with a second exposure of Spanish moss.  A quick web search reveals the many creative ways other photographers are using this feature. Check it out. 
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    Brian Matiash Photography

  • Focus and clarity

    Brian Matiash
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    So something that is very personal about me is that for several years now, I’ve really let myself go in terms of my physique and athleticism. I am very aware that I have no one to blame for this but myself and my lack of will power. You see, when you have near limitless access to a cornucopia of free, delicious, and gourmet foods as I had when I worked at Google, it is very easy to get carried away. Of course, Google also provides a billion ways to stay active and keep in shape… but I must have missed all of those memos. The long story short is that I ended up gaining almost 45lbs…
  • Pushing the boundaries

    Brian Matiash
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    I have an acute memory as to when I first realized just how terrified I was of heights and, surprisingly, it’s a fear that I didn’t realize I had until well into my 20s. It was back in 2004, on my first trip to the Grand Canyon. Alas, if you ever need a place to serve as a barometer to gauge your fear of heights, the Grand Canyon is possibly the best. Now, while I still haven’t fully shaken this fear, I will say that I’ve gotten MUCH better at coping with it. I don’t think I am quite ready to hike down the Bright Angel trail (yet) but I am finding myself more…
  • Icebergs!

    Brian Matiash
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:35 pm
    At some point before or very early on in my recent Iceland/Norway trip, Colby Brown Photography warned me about being extra mindful of the waves at the black sand beach near Jökulsárlón. He told me stories of many workshop students getting gear totally saturated by saltwater from rogue waves that came out of nowhere. He also told me about how Varina Patel, of Visual Wilderness, caught the business end of some of the beached icebergs that you see here. At first, I brushed it off as Colby being melodramatic. I thought, “this isn’t my first rodeo… I’ll be fine.”…
  • Fighting Thru The Blerch

    Brian Matiash
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:55 pm
    I first became aware of The Blerch thru the wonderful and hilarious comic series by The Oatmeal. The more I learned about The Blerch, the more I hated it. In Matthew Inman’s (The Oatmeal’s creator) own words, The Blerch is “…a wretched, lazy beast. He tells me to slow down, to walk, to quit.” I suspect that more than a few of you have seen The Blerch conjured up in your own lives, too. It reared its gross head at me yesterday. Plans were in motion to visit Cape Kiwanda, in Pacific City, OR, because the forecasts were looking very favorable for a great sunset. I…
  • ‎Norway‬ and its sense of scale

    Brian Matiash
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    If there was one concept that crept into my mind the instant I landed in Norway, it was the importance of conveying a sense of scale. In most of our cases, Colby, Joe, and I were totally surrounded by gigantic mountains with beautiful peaks but in order to truly provide an idea of their grandeur, it would be important to find juxtaposing elements that showcase the contrast in size. One day, as we were driving back to our cabin from a sunrise shoot, the three of us spotted a fjord that wasn’t frozen over, which meant that there could be some beautiful reflection action going on. What…
 
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • Three More Days Until Spring

    Lily Hydrangea
    17 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    None of these florescent greens have found their way into my backyard yet, these are from last years archives. The days are getting longer. Now all we need is some green then spring shall be complete.Sadly, the Northeast is expecting yet another "wintry mix" by the end of this week. I hope the weather people are wrong.
  • Wintertime Waves at Robert Moses

    Lily Hydrangea
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:38 am
    I haven't seen waves quite like this in ages. The picture quality isn't the greatest but if you click on the photo to enlarge it, you can perhaps get a sense of how the sea is spraying up as each wave turns and crashes. It was pretty awesome, and cold too.
  • Snow on the Beach

    Lily Hydrangea
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Last weekend I went for a walk on the beach at Robert Moses and this is what I found.
  • This Won't be Happening Today

    Lily Hydrangea
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:22 am
    Only because it's 10 degrees outside in Farmingdale- with a "real feel" temp of -6 degrees
  • A View of the Long Island Sound as seen from Caumsett

    Lily Hydrangea
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Happy belated New Year everyone! I spent a couple of days over the holiday hiking along both the North Shore of Long Island as well as the South.  I shot the scene above, the Monday after Christmas. The scene below was taken from directly behind me. I'm glad I took advantage of the unusually warm weather - especially after today's Arctic like cold.
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    ViewBug Blog

  • Wildlife Silhouettes Photo Contest Winners Announced

    admin
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:42 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing silhouettes in the wild life in this photo contest with chances to win a brand new Fujifilm camera and more. We appreciate the collaboration of friend and professional photographer Max Riche as a guest judge: “Whether it is a directed action shoot on a rooftop for a large-scale campaign with a team of 10, on assignment in the Alps for the cover of a sports and lifestyle magazine, or in the jungle of a small Indonesian island on a personal project, I consider that vision is what makes everything.” – Max…
  • Glitter Dust And Fireflies Photo Contest Winners Announced

    admin
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:39 am
    “Truly I was blown away by the artistry on display from each and every finalist. I even saw many images that were incredible, but got edged out. It has been an exciting contest to be a part of but a true challenge to try to judge!!” – Jessica Drossin Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing special effect such as glitter, dust & fireflies in this photo contest in collaboration with published photographer Jessica Drossin. Jessica Drossin is an internationally-published, self-taught, fine art portrait photographer based in Los Angeles. She has…
  • 53 Beautiful Brides – View The Photo Contest Finalists!

    admin
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing beautiful brides in this photo contest made possible by Miller’s Professional Imaging. Over the course of the last 75 years, Miller’s Professional Imaging has garnered a stellar reputation for creating professional quality prints and photographic products with an exceptional turnaround. Bring your images to life with most trusted photo lab in the industry. A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Dale Benfield for his collaboration as a guest judge. Benfield Photography was started in…
  • Your Life Photo Contest Finalists Announced!

    admin
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing something important about Their Life in this photo contest. For this contest we ask you to showcase a photograph that shows something important about your life, Tamara Lackey will be selecting the winning photos – Tamara is a renowned professional photographer, speaker, author and program host. Her work has been featured in a myriad of media outlets, including The Oprah Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Town & Country, Vogue, Food & Wine, Men’s Journal, Nikon World. A special thanks to our friends at Mylio for…
  • Learn The Story Behind vhdesign’s Captivating Night Images

    admin
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:50 am
    Winter has come to an end and yet some places are seeing their last snowfalls. Today is a great day to feature the story behind this captivating image by community member vhdesign. This photo was taken in Nuuk, Greenland. This part of the city is some of the oldest houses in Nuuk and the area is called MoskitoWalley. At what time of the day did you take this photo? I have taken several photos on this location, all with different light conditions. This one is taken at 7pm app. an hour after sunset. Anything worth sharing about lighting? I wanted this picture to show the lovely mood there is…
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*

  • 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…
  • What’s Cooking at LFP HQ

    Neel
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    It’s been about a month since the Free Food Photography Course 30 Days to Better Food Photos ended. It has been more than three years since we first started this food photography course.. and every year, participants have send so much love our way that here at LFP HQ we’ve been overwhelmed. Several thousand people have “graduated” from this 30 Day course and it’s just been amazing to watch “students” get better. Wanna know what’s coming up next? Read on to know more (including about $325 giveaway)… Time to Celebrate There is so much to…
 
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    Martin Bailey Photography

  • Canon EF11-24mm f/4L USM Lens Review – Just WOW! (Podcast 465)

    Martin Bailey
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:11 am
    Canon have just released the EF11-24mm f/4L USM Lens, and having picked mine up on the day of release, after a few outings around the city here in Tokyo we’re going to take a look at this lens and its images today. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. When I first heard about the rumours that Canon were working on a 14-24mm lens I was ecstatic, but when the rumours shifted to the range being 11-24mm, I became slightly concerned that the image quality might be compromised by…
  • Final Verdict Review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (Podcast 464)

    Martin Bailey
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:11 am
    Following on from my First Impressions review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, today we’re going to dive in a little deeper, and see how this new offering faired during my Winter Wonderland Tours here in Japan over the last few months. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. Although I’ll touch on some of these areas again today, I ran through many of the great new features in that earlier First Impressions review, which was episode 453, so check that out as well to hear more…
  • Canon EF 100-400mm Mark II Lens Review (Podcast 463)

    Martin Bailey
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:36 am
    Canon recently released a long awaited Mark II version of their legendary 100-400mm lens, that was loved by many until the resolution of our cameras out-grew it. Today we’re going to take a look at this new lens, to see if it was worth the wait. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. As the megapixels of the images that our cameras record increases, the demand on our lenses to resolve light down to a finer point of light increases too. Without sharp lenses, high resolution cameras…
  • Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido 2015 Tour #2 Part 2 (Podcast 462)

    Martin Bailey
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:08 pm
    This week is the last of a two part series to walk you through a selection of photos from my second Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour for 2015. We pick up the trail on day seven, with one last Whooper Swan photo, before the majestic sea eagles, and a surprise visit from a beautiful Northern Fox. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. Towards the end of last week’s episode, when I walked you through the first 12 photos from Tour #2, I mentioned that the swans often run along the…
  • Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido 2015 Tour #2 Part 1 (Podcast 461)

    Martin Bailey
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:06 pm
    This week is the first of a two part series to walk you through a selection of photos from my second Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour for 2015. These tours are in many ways the highlight of my year, so I’m sad to see them finished, but the resulting photos will keep me going for a while as I now start to work into my year. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. The itinerary for this tour is identical to Tour #1 that we discussed in the previous two episodes, but of course it was…
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    Tamron Blog: Angle of View

  • 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.
  • “Creating a Sense of Isolation”

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

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

  • The Tale of a Memory Card that was Almost Lost Forever…

    Dan Bailey
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    See this photo above? There’s a very good chance that you might not have been able to see it. And not just you; I mean anyone, including me. If things had played out even the slightest bit differently, it would … Continue reading → The post The Tale of a Memory Card that was Almost Lost Forever… appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Helicopters and Icebergs- Recap of My Knik Glacier Photo Workshop

    Dan Bailey
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    This past weekend, I led my Knik Glacier Photography Workshop here in Alaska and provided 5 people with an amazing photo adventure. Run through my workshop company, Alaska Photo Treks, we based at the Knik River Lodge, about 50 miles east of … Continue reading → The post Helicopters and Icebergs- Recap of My Knik Glacier Photo Workshop appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Review of the Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 Weather Sealed Lens

    Dan Bailey
    13 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    A camera system is only as good as its glass. This has always been the case with photography, even back in the days of film. No matter what body you’re using at any given time, the lenses are what ultimately determine … Continue reading → The post Review of the Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 Weather Sealed Lens appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Denali Backcountry Adventure Photography Trek – July 19-25, 2015

    Dan Bailey
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:46 am
    I’m excited to announce the latest offering in my 2015 photography workshop schedule. Join me this summer for my Denali Backcountry Adventure Photography Trek, from July 19-25. During this special 7-day backpacking adventure photography workshop, I’ll take you on a journey through … Continue reading → The post Denali Backcountry Adventure Photography Trek – July 19-25, 2015 appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Preorder My Outdoor Action Adventure Photography Book

    Dan Bailey
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:44 pm
    After months of writing, selecting images, editing and proofing, I finally got see a printed version of my first book. I just received an advance copy of Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography, which will be published by Focal Press on April 14, … Continue reading → The post Preorder My Outdoor Action Adventure Photography Book appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
 
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    burn magazine

  • marcela taboada – women of clay

    burn magazine
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:13 am
    This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls Marcela Taboada Women of Clay play this essay   As soon as I set foot in this village, I knew that I had entered to the heart of a Mexican truth: women feed the Earth and their life is made of clay. Clay ovens for clay pans and pots, everything is touched and transformed by hands which are also the color of clay. As they told me when I asked whether they owned some land: “Our land is inside our fingernails”. The…
  • Sunday musings

    david alan harvey
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Sunday musings. See story BurnMagazine.org So I didn’t move today and for this picture taken just now I did not get out of my chair by the fire. The afternoon light always does amazing things in my house . Different every day. Here is Mike Halminski’s “Seashell” and some slides that need filing and my grandmother’s chair and pillows from India and woven women’s belts from Maya Guatamala and my dad’s sled and my photo from college and my nearly beyond repair fave porch swing..Not much going on here. Perfect. Sunday musings.
  • Musings

    burn magazine
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    BEACH GAMES For me this is a lazy Sunday afternoon. Seems I don’t get many lazy Sunday afternoons. Yet I am cherishing this one. It’s cool outside, I have a fire going, and I’m just talking to my cats. They do not seem to be listening, which is fine. I have been shooting quite a bit in Rio since 2010. First with a NatGeo piece on Rio. Straight up documentary photojournalism. Then with my book, (based on a true story), which does not mention “Rio”  at all. Why? Because my personal life was mixed in the with pure documentary and I did not want anyone to think (based on a true…
  • Four trees

    david alan harvey
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:22 am
    Four trees. #leica #monochrom #storm #rio
  • Verona at midnight

    david alan harvey
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:18 am
    Verona at midnight. #monochrom #verona
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    My Oregon Photography

  • Gifts For Men

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Men can be hard to buy for. But, you can bet that most men and, boys love old cars and trucks!Personally, I attend many cars show where you will find some of the neatest cars imaginable. On the other hand, I have featured some here that you will find only in junk yards or, on farms out in the country!I sell my art through Fine Art America so, under each photo here you will find a link to purchase a print, poster, phone cover, throw pillow of the autos featured on this page.Here are some gift ideas for that man or, boy in your life:Cherry Red Hot Rod (Link)Old Ford Truck (Link)1929 Model A…
  • Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:49 am
    The "Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art" (JSMA) is in Eugene, Oregon...right on the University of Oregon campus! The museum basically features Northwest and Asian art.I don't know any other way to say this, other than it rivals many so-called "big time museums". It not the biggest museum in the world. Yet, it is not small. It is a remarkable place to visit...especially set on a college campus! The U of O should be very proud!The museum was built in 1933 to house a collection of Asian art. It has grown since!Below, is a smattering of art that is on exhibit. You need to visit this fine museum,…
  • Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center

    20 Feb 2015 | 12:17 pm
    The Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center is located in Newport, Oregon. It is is located at 333 SE Bay Blvd.It is a first-class  museum full of maritime educational material and exhibits. Before it was a maritime museum it was Gracie's At Smuggler's Cove...a restaurant and entertainment facility.It has received major renovations since it was Gracie's and continues to grow and grow.Below is just a smattering of what is in the museum. Most interesting for my wife and I were the Japanese Fish Prints or, Gyotaku (Fishing Rubbing). You might want to do a little research on Google about it.
  • Flower Images

    5 Feb 2015 | 3:19 pm
    I have posted an array of flower images on my blog for perusal. Two of my favorite  places to photograph flowers is to go to Schreiner's Iris Gardens and Adleman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon.I find both...well, my wife's flower gardens, to be superb places to photograph various flowers in bloom! I offer prints, posters, greeting cards and more on my Artist Web Site and through Red Bubble. I have placed links on how to purchase them under each photo.Flower ImagesBeautiful Flowers - Iris (link)   Purple Puffs and Iris (link)         …
  • Aviation Art

    24 Jan 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Three years ago or so, I visited the Tillamook Air Museum on the Oregon Coast...paid the admission price and had permission to photograph the aircraft they had on display.I only wish I had documented the different planes that I captured but, I didn't.  What I saw was a first class museum. However, if it isn't tourist season at the coast I suspect that they don't get too many folks going through the place...which is a shame!Anyway, enjoy!Navy PBYWW 2 AircraftArmy BiplaneArmy Biplane  Navy CorsairNavy CorsairWW 2 Japanese AircraftWW 2 AircraftIf you like what you see on my blog,…
 
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    Quotidian Photography by Jessica

  • Smile SF

    Jessica Mironov
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    One from the long list of shoots I haven't blogged yet! I shot these for a local dentist office a long while ago, Smile SF, combining (maybe for the first time!) my architectural shooting with portraiture. Farah Sefidvash was great to work with as she knew exactly what she wanted, but also listened to my suggestions. For example, I suggested shooting just before dusk to get the best light for the exterior shots.I loved the use of this purple throughout the office! It's calming, but not as expected as blue would be.I love the bright, clean feel of the entryway, with the plants providing just…
  • Caturday is Back!

    Jessica Mironov
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    A few cats and kittens for you this Saturday morning. I've got some engagement sessions to shoot, some coffee to drink, and a whole host of blog posts to start putting together, not to mention some photos to edit (like always). Still, I'm pretty excited that it's the weekend. Have a great one, and enjoy these furry felines while you do.Find more adoptable cats, kittens, dogs, and other small animals at Animal Care and Control San Francisco.*Want to see more cute and furry critters, or schedule a pet portrait session? Visit my website at www.quotidianphotography.com.*
  • A Couple of Portraits

    Jessica Mironov
    12 Mar 2015 | 4:08 pm
    So . . . . blogging. Hmm. Yeah, back to that. I know I've been away awhile (which we can partially blame on laziness, absolutely, and also partly blame on this really weird unexplained medical phenomenon wherein my left elbow basically stopped working mid-January and has only recently gotten semi-back-to-normal and which was not conducive to typing a lot).Anyway, I still love this blog. I still want to be here. I have blogging plans, people! They will happen. I know they will. To start off, here are a couple of mini-portrait sessions that I didn't really think needed their own blog post, but…
  • Sneak Peek - Marin and Eric

    Jessica Mironov
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:18 pm
    A few photos from a recent wedding that I can't wait to share with you.*Want to have me photograph your wedding? Contact me for more details!*
  • Happy Guinea Pig Saturday!

    Jessica Mironov
    6 Dec 2014 | 11:36 am
    I know it doesn't sound quite as good as Caturday, but these guinea pigs were really too cute not to share, even if they don't create a good portmanteau with any day of the week.We had two pairs of pigs, each a mother/daughter set, and all very cute.Guinea pigs love snuggles too.And who doesn't love a good guinea pig bum shot?For the second pair, we brought out some lettuce. And now I don't think I ever want to photograph a guinea pig without lettuce. I think you'll see why.Lady and the Tramp!Lettuce tug of war.Where did all the lettuce go?Look! There's some. I must grab it.Yum. Find…
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    Faded & Blurred

  • The Things We Do For Love: Why Self-Investing Isn’t Self-Indulgence

    Patrick Shipstad
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:12 pm
    “It’s about investing the time to explore and refine your art and finding your creative voice.” – Patrick Shipstad Listen Subscribe via RSS  or  iTunes When a child shows an interest in something like sports, the arts, activities, etc., a parent (usually) wants to nurture those interests to see if they develop into something their child will excel in, or at least have fun trying. That support can include sending them to camp, taking them to practice, going to their games and recitals, and buying them all the special outfits and supplies they might need. I would…
  • On Taking Pictures #149: It’s a Little Bit of a Ghost

    Jeffery Saddoris
    7 Mar 2015 | 12:05 pm
    This week, what a difference a week makes. We begin with some followup to last week’s show and discuss expectation, process vs product and how for some (me) Artist is not the same as artist. Also, iconic photographers don’t always make iconic photographs. Plus, we reflect a bit on the life of Leonard Nimoy both as an actor and as our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2015/otp-149.mp3 Download MP3 (38.9MB)  |  Subscribe on iTunes Show Notes The Private Photo Shoot that Sparked a War Inside Van Halen — Cuepoint — Medium Norman Seeff,…
  • An Unlikely Recovery

    Jeffery Saddoris
    7 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong Listen Subscribe via RSS  or  iTunes On a recent episode of On Taking Pictures, Bill and I were discussing the story of Carol Armstrong, wife of famed astronaut Neil Armstrong who, according to several news sources, found a mysterious white canvas bag while cleaning out a closet in their home. As it turned out, the bag contained some 20 artifacts from the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, including the actual 16mm film camera that recorded not only the Eagle’s final descent to the…
  • Craft & Vision Podcast: Corwin Hiebert

    Jeffery Saddoris
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    Your photography business isn’t about your photography. It’s about your business. Your friends and family tell you how talented you are—that your photographs are so good that you should do it professionally. The idea is exciting, but you need a plan. Because just hoping that making photographs and sending out wishes and dreams won’t create a successful business. In this episode, I sat down with Corwin to discuss the business side of creativity. Corwin has developed a fantastic suite of tools for photographers called the Business Action Planner. In this conversation, topics include…
  • On Taking Pictures #147: Artistic Post-It® Notes

    Jeffery Saddoris
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:15 pm
    This week, should there be standards defining what is and isn’t photojournalism? Plus, are labels important, necessary or just noise? We also take a look at a potential alternative to Photoshop, the new Affinity Photo. Spencer Tunick is our Photographer of the Week.   http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2015/otp-147.mp3 Download MP3 (42MB)  |  Subscribe on iTunes Show Notes World Press Photo Disqualifies 20% of Its Contest Finalists | TIME It Takes Two to Tango: Instagram Account Brings Photographers Together | TIME Photoshop contest – Wikipedia, the free…
 
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    Photography Life

  • Construction of a Photograph: The Process of Visualization

    Guest Poster
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Hello, my name is Rick Keller. I am an amateur photographer who lives in San Diego, CA, one of many readers of Photography Life, and an occasional participant in its forums. Recently, after having participated in the Photography Life Photo Critique forum and Weekly Critique Section, Nasim Mansurov graciously and enthusiastically extended me an invitation to write a guest article for Photography Life to share more of my film work and discuss the tools and methodology that I use. I wholeheartedly accepted the invitation. As I pondered this task, it was immediately apparent that I could write…
  • Waterfall Photography Tips

    Alex Mody
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:27 am
    Most landscape photographers, myself included, love to photograph gigantic, thunderous, raging waterfalls, quiet little babbling brooks, and just about everything in between. Successfully photographing them is not always easy, though. Here are some tips that I am constantly reminding both myself and tour participants alike while in the field:NIKON D800 + 16-35mm f/4 @ 16mm, ISO 100, 16/10, f/13.0Use a PolarizerA circular polarizing filter can help improve just about any stream or waterfall scene. It helps to cut glare and increase saturation when dealing with wet foliage, cuts glare on wet…
  • Really Right Stuff TQC-14 Tripod Review

    Spencer Cox
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:32 pm
    I used to have a wooden tripod. It was kind of cool, actually – other photographers were always fascinated by its design, and it was pretty sturdy. Unfortunately, despite weighing 4.2 pounds, it had a maximum height of just three feet. Plus, it was bulky. I brought this tripod along on a hiking trip, thinking that these problems wouldn’t be too bad. I was wrong. It was too big to sit well on my backpack, and its weight started to bother me on long hikes. I researched my other options, and carbon fiber tripods began to come up in my searches. I wanted the best possible…
  • Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Review

    Nasim Mansurov
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:12 am
    It has been 15 years since Nikon produced the last iteration of its budget 300mm lens, so the new Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR was something many enthusiasts and professionals have been patiently waiting for. Although the previous generation Nikkor 300mm f/4D AF-S is an excellent lens optically, it lacks image stabilization, new generation coating and other new technologies that Nikon has been integrating into modern lenses. I have personally been a huge fan of the 300mm f/4D AF-S lens and have owned it for many years, loving the lens for its superb optical performance, fast autofocus, light…
  • The Eiffel Tower at Night

    Spencer Cox
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    If you ever have the chance to visit Paris, one of the absolute highlights is, of course, the Eiffel Tower. Riding the elevator to the top is an experience in and of itself — as you fly through the Tower’s metallic skeleton, you start to see flashes of the city shrinking below you.  When you come to a stop (after stepping past the fifteen-foot tall gears that turn the elevator’s cable), the view you see is maddeningly beautiful.NIKON D7000 + 24mm f/1.4 @ 24mm, ISO 720, 1/15, f/1.4There are three primary levels of viewing platforms on the Eiffel Tower.  The highest of these three…
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    Photo Infos

  • Coming Soon: On1 Perfect Photo Suite 9.5

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    Perfect Photo Suite is a full-featured photo editor that works either as a plug-in editor to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom and Aperture, or as a standalone app. Regardless of your workflow, the Suite provides all the necessary tools for editing your photos, improving portraits, adding popular looks in color or black and white, resizing for large-format printing, and making complex selections with minimal effort.Read more about the New Version of On1 Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 at their blog.
  • Hasselblad Masters 2016 is now open

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:22 pm
    "We believe the new Masters Awards 2016 programme is the most compelling ever for the world's most accomplished photographers. For this edition we have new categories and each of the ten winners will not only gain a Hasselblad Master accolade and global exposure but also a new high-end Hasselblad medium format camera." - Perry Oosting, Hasselblad CEOThe biennial hunt is on to find ten outstanding photographers worldwide who will win elite 'Hasselblad Master' honours for 2016.Photographers looking to enter the new-look 2016 competition will have from February 16th until May 31st 2015 to submit…
  • Global photography competition showcasing the world’s best landscapes & seascapes

    11 Feb 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Entries Open February 16thThe 2nd International Landscape Photographer of the Year2015Sydney, Australia2014 saw the first year of the competition, and was a great success with 2233 images entered from around the world, culminating in a stunning first collection of the top 101 images. The collection was published in a beautiful coffee table book by Momento Pro.In this second year of the competition, we are again very pleased to have the depth and judging experience of five of the world’s best photographers, including the overall winner of the 2014 International Landscape Photographer of the…
  • FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW RUGGED AND LONG ZOOM CAMERAS

    17 Jan 2015 | 1:04 pm
    FinePix XP80 is Fujifilm’s toughest camera yet for extreme weather protection, while S9900W is the perfect long zoom do-everythingWi-FicameraValhalla, N.Y.January 15, 2015FUJIFILM North America Corporationtoday announced thenew FinePix XP80the latest addition to the best-selling FUJIFILM XP-series. The new FinePix XP80 rugged digital camera is waterproof to 50ft./15m, shockproof from 5.8ft./1.75m, freezeproof to 14°F-10C and dustproofIt features a 16.4MP CMOS sensor with a 28-140mm 5x optical zoom lensWi-Ficonnectivity for one touch transfers to smartphones and tablets, and captures full…
  • Release Announcement Industrial-Vision Fixed Focal Lens for 3.1µm Pixel Pitch Imager Supporting Distinguished High Performance 1.1" 50mm F/1.8(Model M111FM50)

    17 Jan 2015 | 12:15 pm
    January 13, 2015 - Tamron Co., Ltd., Saitama, Japan (President & CEO: Morio Ono), specialized manufacturer of optics and one of the leading companies in the security/surveillance equipment industry announces the launch of a new 50mm F/1.8 fixed focal lens in 1.1" format tuned for a pixel pitch of 3.1㎛.   Development Concept Cameras with Mega-pixel sensors for an array of industrial applications, including production equipment, chip mounters, various test apparatus, machining centers and the like, are migrating towards even higher pixel counts of late. Tamron offers an extensive…
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    Jasmine Star Photography Blog

  • Tips for Photographing in Harsh, Bright Light

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:39 pm
    One of the most intimidating aspects of photography was shooting in harsh light. The idea of midday wedding photography made my stomach turn, but over the years I've learned how to work with the sun, even on the brightest days. Today I'll be sharing a few tips, but please bear in mind a few things... -I'd much prefer shooting at sunset, when the light is soft, warm and flexible. -I don't shoot with fill flash or artificial reflectors, even though I have that option. Stylistically, I prefer the look of totally natural photos and, professionally, I like the empowerment of shooting with just my…
  • Teaching Your Client Boundaries

    29 Mar 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Dear Jasmine, I have one bride on the horizon who I feel might be my biggest challenge.  She has communicated to me that she wants four locations for her bridal session....each of which is on the complete opposite side of the city.  To cover all of the spots she wants, it would take literally the entire afternoon to shoot.  I never outlined for her the time frame for a bridal, so I don't know how to respond.  If I shoot all that she is wanting, I feel like I am giving her more than what she paid for, and she will end up with just as many photos of the bridal as the wedding day…
  • What Failure Taught Me

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Failure taught me... ...humility ...how to get back up ...when to admit I'm wrong ...how to fight ...sensitivity ...how to apologize ...success comes only after dedication, patience, and pain ...how to color outside of the lines ...when to give myself grace ...how to succeed. In short, my failures have taught me how to flourish in a state of hope, fear, and perseverance.© Jasmine Star. This post cannot be republished without permission. Stealing makes me sad.
  • Los Angeles Home Engagement : Danielle+Randy

    24 Mar 2015 | 7:51 pm
    Four years earlier, they were introduced by mutual friends and enjoyed a time of light conversation and laughter. Their paths later veered and took them in new directions, but they found themselves on a group trip to Las Vegas together. Friends of friends gathered in Sin City for a weekend of fun and relaxation. Danielle and Randy reconnected and the once light conversation they shared turned into hours of deep connection. When they returned to Southern California, they decided to pursue their romantic inclinations. Danielle invited Randy to enjoy a Mexican meal at Orange County's…
  • Half Moon Bay Wedding : Esther+Jeff

    23 Mar 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Jeff is the type of guy who sees the big picture, plays the long game, gets what he wants. It could be his magnetic smile or effortless charm, but his friends know he's the go-to guy to make things happen. This could probably explain how Jeff approached Esther while she was on a date with someone else and believed she'd agree to join him at a later point in time. And here's the kicker: she did. Esther was dining with a first-time date at an Ethiopian restaurant in San Francisco when Jeff walked through the door. Their eyes met, but they each went back to their respective conversations. Later…
 
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    Views Infinitum

  • View 355: Springtime for Oswego

    Scott Thomas Photography
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    A couple enjoy a meal from Rudy’s Lakeside next to ice locked Lake Ontario near Oswego. New York. Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/80s, f/16, ISO 100, EV +0.3, 63mm Focal Length, Intensify Pro. At a balmy 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4.4C) with sunny skies yesterday, cabin fevered people did not mind eating outside next to tons of ice and snow at Rudy’s Lakeside near Oswego, New York. After the coldest February on record, March has been unseasonably cold, too. The ice on Lake Ontario still goes right to the horizon in all directions. Ice and snow on Lake Ontario as seen from Rudy’s…
  • View 354: New York Frozen 2015

    Scott Thomas Photography
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Last month I shared a photograph of Taughannock Falls from January, 2013. This past weekend, I traveled down to Taughannock Falls State Park to see how the waterfall was looking after a record number of days of below normal and often below freezing (32 degrees F/0 degrees C) temperatures. What I found was an astounding amount of ice and snow build up beneath the falls reaching over 50 feet (15 meters) from the surface of the splash pool. Taughannock Falls photographed on March 7, 2015 in Taughannock Falls State Park near Ithaca, New York. Nikon D7100/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 320, EV +0.3,…
  • The Big Oak of Thomasville, Georgia

    Scott Thomas Photography
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    The historic Big Oak in Thomasville, Georgia dwarfs two people standing underneath its 164 feet of canopy. Nikon D7100/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/200s, f/8, ISO 100, EV +0.3, 11mm focal length. The Big Oak of Thomasville, Georgia has some impressive statistics. It is over 330 years old with branches which spread out over 164 feet. The Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) is 68 feet tall with a trunk 26 feet in circumference. When it was registered with the Live Oak Society back in 1936, the tree’s girth was 21 and a half feet. The sprawling canopy of branches of the Big Oak is helped along with…
  • View 353: St. Marks Lighthouse

    Scott Thomas Photography
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    St. Marks Lighthouse at sunset in the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge near St. Marks, Florida. Nikon D7100/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/6s, f/16, ISO 100, EV 0, 11mm Focal Length, tripod. So, while many of my upstate New Yorkers are in the middle of snow and extreme wind chills, I have been spending time in Florida. While the weather has not been seasonal weather wise, each day has been sunny and 50 degrees warmer than back home. Yesterday, I spent the day touring the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge on the northern Gulf coast of Florida. I saw alligators warming in the Sun, ospreys hunting over…
  • Focus on Epcot Photowalk

    Scott Thomas Photography
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Bet you can not guess who is going to Walt Disney World next month. Then, again, I bet you can. Focus on Epcot Photowalk While there, I have planned an All Ears Photowalk called Focus on Epcot.  The focus (pun intended) will be on these three photographic subjects: Hyperfocal Distance or Hyperfocus Selective Focus Using a Circular Polarizing Filter The Photowalk will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015, from 9:30AM to 11:30AM. Meeting location will be outside the Nikon Camera Center in Epcot. The location is across from Spaceship Earth on the right side as you walk in from the Future World…
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    The Photography Blog

  • 7 Ways to Use Your Camera Like a Pro – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Do you use autofocus when taking pictures ? This option selects what will be the foreground of your picture. If you want control, avoid the autofocus feature. Find more photography tips and tricks by viewing this Bethpage camera lens infographic. Created by http://www.cameralandnyc.com/
  • Passion for travel and portrait photography

    Mathias Rochlitz
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:19 am
    Passion for travel and portrait photography Specialized in travel and portrait photography, the two amateur photographers have taken pictures from different parts of the world with the ambition to show a different perspective of the countries they are visiting. While traveling by motorcycle, kayak or 4×4 the couple tries to plan their trips individually and stay off the beaten path to see what other cultures have to offer.The more unusual means of transportation have opened them doors of strangers to have a look into their daily lives.Seeing the world another way and staying hungry for more…
  • Peter Lodge photography

    Peter
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:46 am
    Peter Lodge photography Peter Lodge : “My images generally focus on the broad subject of nature, often using wide landscapes to bring a sense of depth to the shots. I also use the term nature for when my subject is urban areas, as peoples daily lives are also natural in this context. I have a minimal outlook on photography, both in the shots I take and in my own process of taking them. From the moment I click the shutter that is it. That is how my picture looks when I display it, exactly like it was at the moment of shooting. My photos often come across as sombre and have a surreal quality…
  • Free Lightroom presets for Lightroom

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:15 pm
    Free lightroom presets Black and white presets for Lightroom To get the full power of LR4, it’s very useful to use specific presets (with LR4 image processing 2012). Because of the new “image processing algorithm”, LR3 presets can be use but maybe not give you the result you want ! Remember one thing, when you use a LR3 preset, the little button let you update the old preset to the new version (if you press this little button, you will be able to convert your preset). But when you apply the update with the new version, you will most likely see some difference between the old and new…
  • When to Use JPEG, GIF, and PNG – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:37 pm
    If you’d like to know exactly which is the perfect image filetype to use for which images, and save a lot of space and bandwidth in the process while maintaining a quality image, check out the handy reference below for the facts. Source: WhoIsHostingThis.com
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    NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA

  • Why Do They Want To Keep Your Wedding Photos Boxed Into Their "Mold"?

    G.E. Masana
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    And why do they want you to “copy cat” all the other brides? Breaking news: They’ve finally redefined the word “unique” to make it mean “ordinary” and “typical” – when it comes to your wedding photos. I was looking at a popular well known wedding site and they were asking a NYC wedding photographer how a bride can get unique photos of her day. Her professional advice? Find a “really cool graffiti wall.” And, “stand in front of it”. Seriously? Isn’t this graffiti wall thing a shot we’ve ALL seen…
  • To See Each Other Before For Wedding Photographs Or Not?

    G.E. Masana
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    There’s one big truth about the question of “should we see each other before the ceremony” which never gets talked about – but makes a huge difference for the wedding couple. And it’s not about making more time for the cocktail hour or anything like that. No, it’s about something way bigger. Something way more meaningful to the couple. Two things, actually. So I’ve pointed them both out in this article. I saw this in action at this wedding. The bride and groom were not going to see each other prior to the ceremony but at the very last minute had a change of heart. And they had…
  • The Power Of One Singular Photo

    G.E. Masana
    7 Mar 2015 | 7:39 am
    Were you to ask all your married friends if their wedding photographer assembled the bridesmaids for a group shot in front of the house before they left for the wedding, many of them would undoubtedly say yes. It’s a very common standard shot. But it can rob you of something extremely special in your life. No, it’s not merely that you end up with the same routine photo as everyone else (though that’s certainly true). It’s that at any given moment in your life you can either do one thing – or another. And if what you’re doing, if what your moment is involved with, is being…
  • The Reason We Make Wedding Photographs

    G.E. Masana
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    It’s these poignant moments in people’s lives which captivate me as a photographer when I’m at my brides’ and grooms’ weddings. Maybe it’s because of the prevalence of everyone picture-taking that people think of photos in terms of simply snapping shots of others grinning into a camera. But I don’t. That’s not what I’m looking for when I make a photograph. It’s because on a wedding day the depth and breadth of what I witness happening in front of my eyes is not limited to two people grinning for a camera. Never. Instead, the stories I behold encompass many, many little…
  • Bourne Mansion Wedding | New York Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    Every time I photograph a wedding at Bourne Mansion I come away with new images different than before. There’s always something more to photograph. A big thumbs up to Steven the very excellent Banquet Manager at Bourne Mansion Make-up and Hair Styling: Maria @ Hair Effex Bridal Gown Designer: 2B Bridal Bridal Gown Salon: Kleinfelds New York Cake: Blackforest Bakery Flowers: In Full Bloom Entertainment/Music : Times Square Orchestra The post Bourne Mansion Wedding | New York Wedding Photographer appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
 
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  • 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…
  • What’s Cooking at LFP HQ

    Neel
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    It’s been about a month since the Free Food Photography Course 30 Days to Better Food Photos ended. It has been more than three years since we first started this food photography course.. and every year, participants have send so much love our way that here at LFP HQ we’ve been overwhelmed. Several thousand people have “graduated” from this 30 Day course and it’s just been amazing to watch “students” get better. Wanna know what’s coming up next? Read on to know more (including about $325 giveaway)… Time to Celebrate There is so much to…
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    Batdorff Photography Blog

  • B&H Photovideo Event Space Presentation

    John Batdorff
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    My 45th Birthday Celebration I’ve been a little derelict in my duties here on the blog. After putting so much energy into my books and eBook (5 in 3 years!) I was feeling like I needed a re-boot.  Last month I turned 45 and took a little time off to recharge. Not that I’m sweating getting older or anything, I just needed to take time to eat cake. Especially that peanut butter chocolate beauty Staci made me. But, now Spring is in the air, Chicago is starting to defrost, and my passion for photography and writing are coming out of hibernation! I’ve got a few blogs planned, the…
  • Spontaneity Breeds Creativity

    John Batdorff
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    Sometimes spontaneity breeds creativity. We can all get stuck in the daily grind, finding ourselves uninspired, and needing a little kick to get our creative wheels turning again. I don’t know about you, but in the midwest this time of year, for me inspiration can prove especially difficult. The skies are low and gray, the streets are gray, and the ground is even gray as we haven’t had much snow. Plus we’ve been traveling a lot and speaking to libraries and camera clubs to promote my newest book, so we’ve been pretty busy. (ISO 320, f/8 @ 1/750th) This past week Staci…
  • How To Back Up Lightroom Presets

    John Batdorff
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
    It only takes a few minutes to back up your Lightroom Presets, but it is a an essential process to avoid losing some of your favorite creative editing tools. How to back up your Lightroom Presets You can learn more about building and managing Lightroom Presets with my new video, “Master Lightroom Presets,” available on Amazon or Peachpit.   Related posts: Lightroom Presets make life easier Signature Series Black and White Lightroom Presets Lightroom 5 Clarity Slider Tutorial
  • Lightroom 5 Clarity Slider Tutorial

    John Batdorff
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:34 am
    One of my favorite Adobe Lightroom  tools is the Clarity slider, so I put together a video tutorial on how I use it in my post-processing workflow. Feel free to drop me a note if you have any questions.  Click on the image to play or click Lightroom 5 Clarity Slider Tutorial.  A Lightroom 5 Clarity Slider Tutorial Related posts: Creatively Applying Auto Adjustments in Lightroom Using Lightroom’s Radial Filter How to straighten an image in Adobe Lightroom
  • Death Valley 2014

    John Batdorff
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    We returned last week from our Death Valley 2014 workshop, and although we’re still getting the sand out of our shoes, it was worth it. Our fun loving and talented group of photographers came back with some exceptional images that you can check out on our Facebook Page. I’ve only had time to process a few of my own, but I thought I would share what I have done now. Me, John-O, Staci, Jon, Julie, Gary, Chris, Barry, and Carl There’s something magical about Death Valley and I  consider it a bucket list location for anyone who’s ever wanted exceptional photography in an…
 
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  • Finding Your Vision

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

    Dave
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:51 pm
    If you’re a new photographer, you’ve probably felt the urge to flip the switch from Auto over to Manual mode just to see what happens. If you’re like me, then you probably felt a wave of confusion, and any photo attempts probably came out too bright, too dark, or even shaky. You may have even fiddled around with the dials to no avail as I did. After a few ugly shots, I switched mine right back to my comfort zone in auto mode, determined to make the best of it and learn manual “another time.” So, Why Bother With Manual? Believe it or not, the technical component…
  • FREE Downloadable Guide to Understanding Exposure for Better Photos

    Dave
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:38 am
    Whether you are new to DSLR photography or revisiting the fundamentals of exposure, this supportive guide will show you how to make better photographs using your DSLR. The eGuide: Understanding Exposure for Better Photos Now: Beginner Photography Tutorials is packed with tips and techniques for making better photographs by understanding the fundamentals of exposure. This eBook is valued at $4.99, but FREE TODAY from the fine folks over at Craftsy (our favourite site that provides outstanding education for creatives). Download to your iPhone, Android, tablet, or computer for quick and easy…
  • BOKEH: Creating With Shallow Depths

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

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

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    So you have had your first DSLR camera for a month or two now and you are very excited about using it. If you are new to photography, there will be a lot to learn and try. Being a beginner in photography, you are bound to make mistakes too. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the most common mistakes and how you can avoid them. 1. Incorrect Exposure Due to Changing Light Whenever you are shooting outdoors, the light will change and clouds will move, which will affect your exposure. This means that you’ll need to be aware of that and adjust your camera settings accordingly.
  • 28 Images of Photographers Getting Their Shot

    Jason D. Little
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Sheen Watkins recently wrote brilliantly about the way photographers see the world; the way we feel about our subjects — animate and inanimate; the way we identify and interpret beauty; what motivates us and keeps us passionate about the craft of image making. As Sheen revealed, a photographer’s vision is a direct extension of the way she thinks about photography. It all starts in the mind, abstract thing that it is. So, there’s a mental element to photography. What about the physical aspect? I don’t know about you but I’m fascinated by watching other photographers. I watch them…
  • 30 Links to Beautiful Photography and Inspiring Articles

    Toad Hollow Photography
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Another very exciting week in the world of photography has passed us by, and we find Toad Hollow Photography searching all over the internet for links to the best tutorials, special features, reviews, great photography and interesting blogs to share here with everyone.  This weeks list is comprised of a wide variety of topics and photographs, and we really hope you enjoy checking out these links as much as the Toad did himself in bringing this list to you. Photo by Diana Robinson Tutorials Understanding Depth of Field: How Focal Distance Affects DOF, Visualized – this video tutorial is…
  • The “Best” Focal Length for Street Photography? There Is No Such Thing

    Jason D. Little
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    “What’s the best _________ for _________ ?” Can you fill in the blanks? Even if you stay well within the realm of photography you could rattle off an endless stream of possible answers. We’ve all heard them, we’ve all asked them: what’s the best lens, camera, focal length, aperture? For birds, flowers, fireworks, sports? I understand this sort of question gets asked so often, particularly by those who are in the early phase of their photographic evolution; it’s natural to look at all the impressive work around you and want to replicate what others have done. You figure if you…
  • 10 Basic Day to Day Techniques to Improve Your Photography

    Jason Row
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Photography is a lifelong learning experience. Even the best of the best will tell you that they still have much to learn. This is, perhaps, doubly so in the digital era where new ideas and techniques are constantly evolving. If you are just starting out in photography, all this information can seem overwhelming. So, today, we are going to take a look at ten everyday, very simple techniques to improve your images. 1. Understand Autofocus Probably the biggest demotivator to a new photographer is getting home to find that their images are either out of focus or not focused in the right place.
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  • I’m Back From Thailand!

    Nicole S. Young
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:29 pm
    A little over a week ago I came home to Portland from a two-week trip in Thailand, leading a workshop alongside Michael Bonocore with The Giving Lens. A few days after I was home I had a quick trip to San Diego to play with the Sony mirrorless camera with some other photographers (more on that in an upcoming post), and so it just is now feeling like I’m finally staying put and not on the move. I think I love to travel about as much as I love being home, so it can be quite the conundrum. :) While I was in Thailand, I seriously had another amazing, life-changing adventure. Part of…
  • What’s In My Camera Bag: Thailand Trip

    Nicole S. Young
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:17 pm
    At this time tomorrow I will be on a flight to Bangkok, Thailand. I’ll be spending a few days in the big city before jumping on a domestic flight to Chiang Mai, where Michael Bonocore and I will be leading a workshop with The Giving Lens. It will be my second time on this trip with TGL to Chiang Mai, and I’m really excited to explore everything again with fresh eyes. As you can see in the photo with this post (or if you read my recent article), I have decided to bring the Fuji X-T1 system along. I wanted to give it a second chance, and figured that a second trip to the same…
  • Adding Shallow Depth of Field in Photoshop

    Nicole S. Young
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus.com In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to add a shallow depth of field effect to a landscape photograph using the Tilt-Shift Blur Filter in Adobe Photoshop, and then refine it with layer masking. This effect works best on images that have leading lines, allowing the blur to easily fade into the distance. 1. Convert the Layer to a Smart Object I will start with my photo opened up inside of Photoshop CC. When I add filters to images, such as the Blur Lab filter in Adobe Photoshop, I want to make sure that I am also working…
  • Taking a Second Chance with the Fuji X-T1

    Nicole S. Young
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:54 am
    Not long ago, I purchased a Fuji X-T1. At first, I was in love. The retro feel, knobs I could change exposure settings with (I’m not much of a fan of all-digital settings), and the fact that it was just so small made it the perfect walk-around camera. I mostly used it at the local farmers market and to photograph my food at restaurants. It was so nice to have a camera on me but didn’t feel like I was carrying a camera. Then, later in the summer, I went to Grand Teton National Park. I brought my new Fuji setup along with me to see how it fared as a landscape camera. The next…
  • New Release! The Complete Guide to Perfect Effects

    Nicole S. Young
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    $50.00 Video Training for Perfect Effects 9 I just released a brand-new product today, The Complete Guide to Perfect Effects! As many of you know, I’m a fan of onOne and have created training on their products in the past. This comprehensive video course is a project I have been working on for some time and am super excited to finally release it to you.x Save 50% with the code PERFECT50! Update: This coupon code is currently expired. For the first week you can get this video course for a whopping 50% off! Use the discount code PERFECT50 to get your discount. Discount offer ends…
 
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  • World’s biggest photography competition announces first winners

    laurenscott
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:09 am
    Winner - Turi Calafato, Italy Today Sony announced the winners of the first smartphone category in the Sony World Photography Awards 2015 – theworld’s biggest photography competition. First place went to Winner Turi Calafato, Italy, for the image ’A day on the beach’ (above), a documentary project focused on the life on the Sicilian beaches during the crowded months of summer. Chosen from over 6,718 global entries, the award was given to the photographer of the best single image taken using any mobile phone camera, the inaugural runners up are: 2nd place:…
  • The Jump by Graham Borthwick

    laurenscott
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:50 am
    The star image on the DP gallery this week goes to Graham Borthwick, for his shot entitled The Jump, taken at Siddington races, UK. The jockey, shot taking part in the Point To Point race at the track has been captured in the heat of competition, with a shutter speed of 1/800sec to ensure a frozen pin-sharp result. Graham used a flexible 70-300mm lens, a great contender for this kind of action shot, and  we absolutely love the expression captured in the jockey’s face. Great one, Graham! Don’t forget, to be in with a chance of getting your images selected as our pic of the week,…
  • Create a faded photo effect in five steps

    Matt Bennett
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    Final photo 1. Background and photo Step 1 Load up your background and a texture. Open both files then drag and drop the background on top of the texture. 2. Set some grain Step 2 Convert the background layer into a Smart Object and run the Camera RAW filter. In the Camera RAW dialog box, go to the Effects tab and set Grain: 65, Size: 62 and Roughness: 86. Slide the Vignette amount up to 82. 3. Apply blur Step 3 The Camera RAW filter add a realistic film grain to the image, but the effect is a but too sharp to be believable. To counteract this, use a Gaussian Blur filter set to 2.5 pixels. 4.
  • Find great shooting locations with Great Days Out app

    laurenscott
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:42 am
    How It Works, the popular science and technology magazine, today announced the launch of its latest innovative and free mobile app, Great Days Out.   It’s designed to highlight interesting and unusual places in the UK that guarantee a ‘great day out,’ and could prove to be an invaluable tool for the photographer looking for their next shooting location!   The app showcases thousands of places, from art galleries and castles, to palaces, parks, National Trust and English Heritage centres, zoos, railways, cathedrals and much more. Photographers using the app will be spoilt…
  • See your artwork displayed at MCM London Comic Con

    laurenscott
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    To celebrate the release of MAD MAX: FURY ROAD on May 14, in association with Warner Bros. Pictures and MCM London Comic Con, Photoshop Creative magazine are giving you the chance to show off your creative skills in the ultimate fan artwork competition. The challenge is to design an alternative poster that will be judged by the director, George Miller himself, and also displayed at MCM London Comic Con on 22-24 May 2015. THE PRIZE! Not only will the winning poster be displayed at MCM London Comic Con, but the winner will also win a trip to London with an overnight stay and two tickets to…
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  • Final Copies of Our Fine Art Book Available + A Seaworthy Sale!

    Lauren Lim
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    We recently went digging into our closet to pull out some more copies of our fine art book – Lobster Island – to send out, and realized that we’re down to the final boxes! Holy smokes! It’s been a pretty amazing sight to see these go off into the mail, sharing our experience documenting lobster fishing in Prince Edward Island. It’s not something we ever thought we’d actually witness – a book of our own, being shared with others. And to say it’s been a rewarding journey is to put it mildly! And now that we’re down to the last copies, we wanted to…
  • 7 Things I Do When I Get Back From A Photography Trip

    Rob Lim
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Do you have a routine for getting back on your feet after an exciting photography adventure? We recently returned from a trip to Kauai, Hawaii and here’s what I’ve been up to the past couple days. 1. Import and Backup Keeping your photos safe is the number one priority! My backup workflow actually starts while we’re still traveling. I’ll save the details of our travel workflow for another post, but basically by the end of the trip I already have all the photos from the trip on a portable hard drive along with a temporary Lightroom catalog that was used during the trip. When we…
  • And the Winner of the Peak Design Pro Strap Pack Is…

    Lauren Lim
    9 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Last week we wrapped up an awesome giveaway for a Pro Strap Pack from Peak Design, and wanted to announce our lucky winner! A huge congrats to our winner, Dallas – we hope you dig those new camera straps! And an equally huge thank you to everyone who entered! We’re going to keep the exciting giveaways rolling, so don’t disappear! And if you’re not already a member, make sure to join our Explorers Club (it’s free!) so we can email you to let you know when the next giveaway is up and running! Have a happy day, friend! Lauren & Rob The post And the Winner of the…
  • The Photography Advice I Give Every Time

    Lauren Lim
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    Whether I’m talking to a seasoned pro, or a friend with a point-and-shoot camera, there’s one piece of photography advice that I always give before they go on a trip, to a big event, or are about to embark on a photographically-rich experience: Take more photos than you think you need. It’s astounding how quickly we habituate to the amazing things around us.  After just a few days in a new city things start to feel familiar, and we stop seeing everything as brand new and worthy of a photo. Near the end of the night at a wedding the cameras are tucked away, no longer…
  • Review: Slide Neckstrap & Clutch Handstrap

    Rob Lim
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    We clearly have a backlog of neat photography gear we’ve been meaning to test out! And today’s products from Peak Design are super nifty. In fact, they’re trying to solve many of the problems that plague neck straps and hand straps. Problems that have bugged us for years, to the point where we pretty much gave up on straps all together. Have they succeeded? Let’s find out… The story begins when the kind folks from Peak Design got in touch to see if we wanted to check out their Slide neck strap and Clutch hand strap. We get a lot of inquiries like this, and don’t have time to…
 
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  • India’s Dog Show Culture & Heritage, Karan Vaid

    IPA
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    Dog shows in India have a rich and long history; the first show was held in India in 1896 and flourished under the patronage of the British colonial elite.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Best In Show, by Karan VaidPhoto Essay: The Magical Streets Of Raghu Rai’s IndiaPhoto Essay: Kolkata’s Street Dog Doctor, by Kaushik…Lok Sabha: India’s General Elections 2014 through the…Interview with Pablo Bartholomew(Visited 2 times, 2 visits today)
  • The Dark Heart Of Photography?

    Robert Godden
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:52 am
    The old maxim ‘The camera never lies’ appears in recent weeks to have gone from being the photojournalist’s badge of trustworthy, evidential pride to a metaphysical conundrum.Related Posts:Photography and the Art of SeeingAn Afternoon with Robert Zhao at the Institute of Critical…Invisible Interview: Lam Yik Fei, Hong KongQ&A with Webbs & Chickey Part 8: Moving from Film…Tay Kay Chin’s Unphotographable(Visited 4,404 times, 4,427 visits today)
  • Jannatul Mawa: Invisible Boundaries and Class Dynamics

    Kevin WY Lee
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
    Mawa created ‘Close Distance', typological portraits of middle-class housewives and their domestic helpers, especially for her community and others in privileged positions in Dhaka’s educated middle-class.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Close Distance, by Jannatul MawaChoosing Chobi MelaPhoto Essay: Helper Lover, by Thomas LeeGetting Personal with Sohrab Hura – An interview with…Kosuke Okahara: A Photographer Comes Full Circle(Visited 142 times, 144 visits today)
  • Portraits from Singapore with Love

    Kevin WY Lee
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    On a little street called Kerbau Road in Little India, stands Sajeev Digital Photo Studio, a quaint little photo studio run by 49 year old photographer K. Sajeev Lal with his wife Sheeja Shaj.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Ulan Bator Ger Community Photo Studio, by LauraMaleonn: The Boy with the Magic BrushInvisible Interview: Raghu Rai, India – Part 3IPA Photo Essay Asia Award 2013 Finalist 17: SAMSUL ALAM…Q&A with Webbs & Chickey Part 8: Moving from Film…(Visited 2,363 times, 175 visits today)
  • Paul Yeung: Toothpicks and fairytales at the Food Fair

    IPA
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:47 pm
    There was a well-known Chinese romance story about a cowherd (Niulang) and a weaver girl (Zhinu). One day, the young cowherd Niulang met a beautiful girl, Zhinu, the seventh daughter of the Goddess.Related Posts:Paul Yeung, A Fragrant Fascination with Fairs in Hong KongPhoto Essay: Yes Madam, Sorry Ah Sir, by Paul YeungPhoto Essay: The Flower Show, by Paul YeungPhoto Essay: Dear Love, by Salma Abedin PrithiIPA Street Photography Asia Award 2013 Finalist 11: PAUL…(Visited 228 times, 41 visits today)
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  • Better Black and White Photos with Topaz

    Richard Davis
    15 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Yamaha with Vance&Hines Silencer, Topaz Black and White Effects This is a short article on better black and white photos with Topaz Black and White Effects. Why Black and White? We live in a world of color so why black and white photos? Perhaps it’s because the older among us grew up with them in the newspapers and with black and white TVs. Maybe it’s because so many images are color these days that black and…
  • Lady Be Good – Day 8, April 12, 1943

    Richard Davis
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.This is the last in my series of posts on the story of the Lady Be Good. Toner’s Diary: MONDAY, April 12, 1943 No help yet, very (unreadable) cold nite. Ripslinger’s Diary: MONDAY, April 12, 1943 No entry made. Monday April 12 was the last day that Toner made an entry in his diary and it was a single sentence. According to Walker, Toner’s diary was found in the pocket of a rolled up set of flight coveralls.
  • Lady Be Good – Day 7, April 11, 1943

    Richard Davis
    15 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Continuing with my series of posts on the story of the Lady Be Good. Toner’s Diary: SUNDAY, April 11, 1943 Still waiting for help, still praying, eyes bad, lost all our wgt. aching all over, could make it if we had water; just enough left to put our tongue to, have hope for help very soon, no rest, still same place. Ripslinger’s Diary: SUNDAY, April 11, 1943 Palm Sun. Still struggling to get out of dunes and find…
  • Lady Be Good – Day 6, April 10, 1943

    Richard Davis
    8 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Continuing with my series of posts on the story of the Lady Be Good. Toner’s Diary: SATURDAY, April. 10, 1943 Still having prayer meetings for help. No signs of anything, a couple of birds; good wind from N. Really weak now, can’t walk, pains all over, still all want to die. Nites very cold, no sleep. Ripslinger’s Diary: SATURDAY, April. 10, 1943 Walked all day and night. Suggested Guy, Moore and I make out alone.
  • Lady Be Good – Day 5, April 9, 1943

    Richard Davis
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Continuing with my series of posts on the story of the Lady Be Good. Toner’s Diary: FRIDAY, April 9, 1943 Shelley, Rip, Moore separate and try to go for help, rest of us all very weak, eyes bad. Not any travel, all want to die, still very little water. nites are about 35, good N. wind, no shelter, 1 parachute left. Ripslinger’s Diary: FRIDAY, April 9, 1943 5th day out & we all thought we’re gone. All wanted…
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  • Wedding Photography

    Robert
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    Most expert photographers will let you know that the most stressful occasion you can ever photo is a wedding. Ideal for the vast majority, this occasion can’t be rehashed or restaged, so its critical to hit the nail on the head. Plan ahead, recover your supplies and up batteries prepared and be arranged to be adaptable. In the matter of the formal wedding shots, albeit the vast majority will need the standard family line up pictures, recall to be innovative. Detract your lady and man of the hour from the disturbance and spot them inside by a major window or where there is a bit of…
  • CityScape Photography

    Robert
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    The majority of us will live in huge city. Amongst the cement and tall structures there is a chance to catch the cityscapes from an intriguing edge; at evening time. When it gets dim in a city, the manufactured lights go ahead and make the open door for some shocking shots. Night photography is a test, and frequently experimentation is the way to achievement. It is conceivable to handhold a cam and still shoot around evening time yet this may oblige a more extensive gap, a higher ISO rating and some glimmer with the goal that the pictures don’t get to be blurry. A tripod is obliged when…
  • Photographing Your Newborn

    Robert
    8 Mar 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Infant photography can appear like a frightening field of photography. It’s one thing to photo scenes or stance grown-ups who take guideline, however living up to expectations with something as delicate and eccentric as an infant can draw out the tension in even the most prepared photographic artist. Child Photography : Everyone loves infant and we want to catch photography with them. Despite the fact that we need to hold up for the brilliant minute and valuable shot we are prepared since it is truly astounding and makes you cheerful. It sets aside part of time for the exactness the…
  • Early Photography and Photojournalism

    Robert
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:48 pm
    NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS venture to every part of the globe to report the magnificence and differing qualities of its more distant ranges. The pictures they bring home stir our longing to investigate, comprehend, and preserve the common world for the eras that will tail us. Through today’s technology, photos may be made and saw immediately and transmitted through online media entrances. These are important assets for offering encounters and data rapidly, yet for the most dynamic and exact presentation of nature, nothing adversaries a huge configuration print. Like a painted creation, a…
 
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  • Weekly Post: TATSHESHINI: Saving a River Wild

    LittleBearProd
    1 Apr 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, April 1,…
  • Weekly Post: NO PEBBLE MINE: Pictures from Ground Zero by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    NO PEBBLE MINE Pictures from Ground Zero by Robert Glenn KetchumThank you to the EPA for recognizing the value of the Bristol Bay fishery. NOW, what can we do to protect this habitat further? Mission: To protect the national parks and national refuges of southwest Alaska, and the Bristol Bay fishery from the development of the Pebble mine, and other commercial risks.Wednesday, April 1, 2015 NO PEBBLE MINE #133, Pictures from Ground Zero:NO PEBBLE MINE #133, Pictures from Ground Zero:  There were no discernible game trails near our camp, so to start our morning…
  • Weekly Post: TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn KetchumTo celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act (#Wilderness), this new blog focuses on a wilderness area in the #Tongass rainforest of southeast Alaska. This is the tale of a 10-day kayak trip - a testament to WHY wilderness is important, by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Tuesday, March 31, 2015TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #32TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #32:  There were claw marks in the moss on the…
  • Earth Month Los Angeles 2015 featuring Conservationist Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    April 2, 2015 – April 26, 2015Earth Month Los Angeles 2015 featuring LittleBearProd Client, Conservationist Robert Glenn Ketchum April 2, 2015 – April 26, 2015About Earth Month Los Angeles 2015 Earth Month Los Angeles 2015 is an inspiring, collective exhibit focused on the protected parks of the United States, featuring images from award-winning photographers, including Jack Dykinga, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Ian Shive, Michael Miner and Louie Schwartzberg. Their subjects range from Mojave National Preserve to the Channel Islands and many more public lands across the country.The…
  • Weekly Post: THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn KetchumThis is the story of my first major commission and book, THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS (Aperture, 1985). In 1984, #StephenShore, #WilliamClift, and I received a 2-year commission from the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund to photograph the #HudsonRiverValley. This blog tells the tale of the book, with many photos not seen before. Enjoy!Monday, March 30, 2015THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS #130HUDSON RIVER #130:   The worst ice storm that occurred while I was working on the #HudsonRiverValley commission quite literally trapped…
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  • Understanding Rear Curtain Sync (What You Need To Know)

    rajibmukherjee
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:32 pm
    If you have fiddled with the built-in flash on your camera or with an external flash unit, you may have probably heard about the term flash sync. For the uninitiated, flash sync or, as it is sometimes referred to, flash sync speed is nothing more than syncing the speed of the flash with that of […] The post Understanding Rear Curtain Sync (What You Need To Know) appeared first on PhotographyCourse.net | Learning Made Simple.
  • How to Use Triangles to Improve Your Composition

    rajibmukherjee
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Photographic composition is the key which makes or breaks an image. It is imperative that you, the photographer, understand what works and what does not so that you can make clever use of the elements in a frame to define your composition. Straight lines often are very useful in creating interesting perspectives in your images. […] The post How to Use Triangles to Improve Your Composition appeared first on PhotographyCourse.net | Learning Made Simple.
  • How to Analyze Your Photography (4 Simple Steps)

    rajibmukherjee
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Introspection and self-analysis is an essential aspect to develop as a photographer. This leads to a realization of the mistakes that one is committing and that realization in turn leads one to improve in his work. But often an individual doesn’t have what it takes to be a staunch critique of one’s own work. It […] The post How to Analyze Your Photography (4 Simple Steps) appeared first on PhotographyCourse.net | Learning Made Simple.
  • Simple Tips to Produce Low-key Images

    rajibmukherjee
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    A very simple technique that allows you to produce interesting images is the low-key treatment. It is actually a combination of lighting technique, choice of background and color of clothes as well as entails the use of a very specific law in physics, known as the inverse square law. Low-key treatment or lighting setup isn’t […] The post Simple Tips to Produce Low-key Images appeared first on PhotographyCourse.net | Learning Made Simple.
  • Travel Photography | How To Capture Unforgettable Moments

    rajibmukherjee
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    India is a feast for your senses. It is a visual, cultural, aesthetic and culinary treat like you have never ever experienced. It is a nation that is a unique blend of languages, believes, practices, architecture and religious believes. Speaking of religious believes, religion assumes an integral part in the lives of her people, something […] The post Travel Photography | How To Capture Unforgettable Moments appeared first on PhotographyCourse.net | Learning Made Simple.
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    The Art of Photography

  • Is that a Sony RX100 in your pocket?

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:33 pm
    The Sony DSC-RX100 Mark III is the third iteration in the compact line from Sony. Its an amazing little camera that performs impressively well. I've been wanting a camera for a while that would give me the best tradeoff of portability and customization. I obviously do a lot of video as well as stills so versatility is important to me as well. I didn't think I was going to find something that would work - I was wrong. The Sony RX100 Mark III is a compact, point and shoot camera. It has a fixed Zeiss Vario-Sonnar (24-70mm equivalent), 20.1 MP sensor and uses the Sony BIONZ X Image processor and…
  • Kiev 88 :: Inexpensive Medium Format

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:33 pm
    The Kiev 88 has long been hailed as the most inexpensive way to get into a medium format modular camera system. You can get an entire system for a fraction of what you'd pay for a Hasselblad. But how is the quality? Is it worth it? Or is it easier to save a little more and upgrade to an actual Hasselblad rig? I've had mine for years. I've had 2 actually - the first one died on me. They are great, but you earn every shot you take. They are extremely finicky and awkward to use. I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about photography though when I first started shooting mine so I believe…
  • The End of Rolleiflex

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Rolleiflex has long since been an icon of amazingly built, high end cameras originally produced by Franke & Heidecke in Germany. The name Rolleiflex actually refers to the name of the Twin Lens Reflex line of cameras that debuted in 1929. Rolleiflex was long considered the top standard in build quality, optics and design. Sadly, the news came out on March 13, 2015 that the German auction service, Proventura will begin liquidating the Rolleiflex factory starting on April 20, 2015. You can see over 1,000 photographs on the companies auction listing page. In this video I will give some thoughts…
  • What Is A Photograph?

    23 Mar 2015 | 7:33 pm
    What Is A Photograph? I think this is an important idea to reconsider from time to time if we are looking to improve our own work. By just that nature of the world today, the definition of what a photogaph can be is a very complex one - much more than it was in the 19th century. We're at a point in history with such a rich tradition leading up to an explosion in technology - there are many possibilities. At the same time, I think as photographers we are sometimes too close to the "forrest" to see the bigger picture. These are some thoughts - would love to hear your voice! Leave me a comment!
  • Four Fabulous Photography Channels +1

    16 Mar 2015 | 7:33 pm
    I’ve got some recommendations for photographers on YouTube that I think everyone should check out. I’ve got a cooking channel in here too to expand your mind outside the photography world as well. So in order of appearance: Ben Horne https://www.youtube.com/user/bensdmkII Paul Griffiths (Live and UnCut) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDnZh5W8JtXZza8VcD4NwWA Kevin Meredith http://lomokev.com/ Adrienne Stortz – xoxo cooks https://www.youtube.com/user/xoxocooks (check out that spicy bloody mary!) Daniel Duarte http://daniel-duarte.com/ Sponsor: Squarespace.com Squarespace is the easiest…
 
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    Photography Business Insights & Tips

  • How Lattice Is Teaching This Photographer to Be Fearless

    Fernando Gomes
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:51 am
    This post is part of a series featuring photographers who are taking advantage of Lattice, PhotoShelter’s new platform to help you get discovered by curating boards on topics you care about.   Excited at the opportunity of finding inspiration in the way other PhotoShelter photographers are using their cameras, landscape photographer Bill Ferris jumped onto Lattice as soon as it was released. His active use of Lattice has led him to be featured in 7 boards on various topics from Astrophotography to Architectural Detail. We chatted with Bill about his experience in making one of the most…
  • New Member Shout Outs: March Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    We love seeing new PhotoShelter members get their amazing work up and on display quickly with our mobile-friendly, HTML5 portfolio websites. That’s why every month we hand pick a few of the newest members that caught our eye with their professional work and unique site design. This month we’ve discovered a landscape photographer using the Element template to display his beautiful work in a simple, clutter free way, as well as a commercial and travel photographer both using different templates that suit their work. Ray Palmer Name/Site: Ray Palmer PhotoShelter template: Element…
  • Video: Copyright & Your Rights – Straight Talk on the Facts vs the Fiction

    Sarah Jacobs
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    This week talked to photographer Jack Reznicki and IP attorney Ed Greenberg, who have been favorites in the industry for their no-bull, get-straight-to-the-facts approach to explaining and making sense of the confusing world of legal jargon and copyright technicalities. Together they’ve written the Photographer’s Survival Manual, and their newest release, the second edition of The Copyright Zoneis an essential for every working photographer. Through real world case studies, personal asides, and their clear, plain English speaking style, they’ve gained a following of photographers who…
  • 5 Decisive Moments Captured on Lattice

    Fernando Gomes
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Each week, we compile our favorite photos from Lattice, our new destination for people who love photography. You can use Lattice to discover beautiful images and also curate boards on topics you’re passionate about. This week, we combed through Lattice to find the 5 best street photographs that exemplified the diversity of the niche as well as harkened back to its origins with a focus on Henri Cartier-Bresson and the decisive moment. Take a look: To start off, we take on a formalist aesthetic with this photo by Cecilia Colussi. The lines, shapes, and tones, reminiscent of both Paul…
  • New Guide! The SEO Guide for Photographers

    Sarah Jacobs
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    When it comes to Search Engine Optimization, the most important question you can ask yourself is: how can I improve my SEO so my photography business is easily found online? The SEO Guide for Photographers, (re-released with the newest, most relevant information) answers this question and gives a lay person’s low down on the oft-misunderstood world of search engines. This Guide will help you gain a better understanding of Google Analytics, become familiar with SEO lingo, and help you understand why you’re not topping the search list on Google. Inside the Guide you’ll find: How…
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    c h r o m a s i a

  • GPP 2015 #11

    djn1@chromasia.com
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:29 am
    This shot was taken on the same evening I photographed Issa, shot using a Nissin i40 flash with the Wescott Rapid Box 20" Beauty Dish. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 10.34pm on 6/3/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 16-55mm f/2.8 55mm f/4.0 1/60 manual n/a average 200 yes RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none no
  • GPP 2015 #10

    djn1@chromasia.com
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    This was taken on our way out to the desert for my Landscape Photography workshop, utilising a handy ND windscreen grad that I happened to have in front of me :-) capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 1.31pm on 11/3/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 16-55mm f/2.8 55mm f/5.6 1/1500 aperture priority +0.3 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none no
  • Catalin's career as a foot model gets off to a shaky start

    djn1@chromasia.com
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:25 am
    Moral of the story: don't fall asleep around other photographers :-) capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 3.47pm on 17/3/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 16-55mm f/2.8 31mm f/8.0 1/18 aperture priority +0.3 average 800 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none 1x1
  • GPP 2015 #9

    djn1@chromasia.com
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:05 am
    Our trip out to the desert, for my Landscape Photography workshop at this year's GPP event, was an interesting one as it was extremely windy. Normally I don't mind the wind - you can't live on the north west coast of England if you can't cope with a bit of wind - but it's a real hazard is the desert: the sand howls around, filling every available crevice it comes into contact with. Which is OK for ears, eyes, pockets and so on, but not so good for cameras and lenses. Anyway, we survived the ordeal, all got some great shots, and our gear survived the trip. capturedcameralensfocal…
  • GPP 2015 #8

    djn1@chromasia.com
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:14 am
    A slightly unusual view of Dubai creek today, shot through the viewfinder of Craig Marshall's Hasselblad 500 during my Gulf Photo Plus Shoot the Street workshop. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 2.24pm on 8/3/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 16-55mm f/2.8 55mm f/4.0 1/1100 aperture priority +0.3 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none 5x4
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    The New Camera

  • No Sony Mirrorless Camera Coming on April 23, 2015

    admin
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
    According to almost confirmed rumor coming from SAR website, Sony will not going to announce any E-Mount related camera on April 23, 2015.So, the bad news is the Sony A7R II is not coming anytime soon. Then we have only two options left, either they will announce a Alpha series SLT or RX series professional compact Continue reading No Sony Mirrorless Camera Coming on April 23, 2015Related Posts:Sony cameras we’d like to see in 2014Sony A99II Leaked SpecificationList of Camera Coming in Q1 of 2015Sony E-mount Camera Coming in May 2015Sony A9 Specification Leaked
  • Canon G17 Leaked Specification

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    According to latest rumors Canon G17 may arrive soon with large 1″ sensor and 7X optical zoom lens, take a look at the leaked spec below, Canon G17 Leaked Specification 24-168mm 7x Zoom f/1.2 – f/2.0 Lens DIGIC 6+ Larger Sensor All Magnesium Body If the specification is correct then the size of the camera will be bigger than the current Canon G16 Continue reading Canon G17 Leaked SpecificationRelated Posts:Canon powershot G7 X and SX60 HS Coming Very SoonCanon 7D Mark II Rumored Specification [Update]Canon G17 Coming with 1 inch SensorCanon Big Sensor Zoom Camera Coming in January…
  • Samsung NX1 LX Rumors

    admin
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:10 pm
    If we believe the rumors, Samsung will soon announce a low-resolution version of current NX1 camera with more sensitivity, the NX1 LX prototypes are out for testing and said to have better dynamic range and low-light performance compared to NX1. The Samsung NX1 LX can also record 4K videos at 60 frames per second, the Continue reading Samsung NX1 LX RumorsRelated Posts:Samsung NX1 LX Camera Coming SoonSamsung NX400 Coming on Q1 of 2015Samsung NX400 and Upcoming Lenses DetailsSamsung NX400 will Feature Same Sensor as of NX1Samsung NX400 Camera Rumored Specifications
  • Nikon D7200 High ISO Test

    abhishek
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    Nikon D7200 is a high-end APS-C camera announced by Nikon few months ago, take a look at the image comparison below and share your thoughts with us… Nikon D7200 showing bit more details compared to Canon 70D, but the difference is very marginal… and as we know that the Canon 70D features dual pixel AF sensor Continue reading Nikon D7200 High ISO TestRelated Posts:Nikon D7200 vs Nikon D7100 – Rumored Specification…Nikon D800S and Nikon D7200 Coming on 2014Nikon D7200 and Nikon J5 also ComingConfirmed: Nikon D7200, Nikon J5, Nikon P900 and Many…Reminder: Nikon…
  • New Generation of Canon EF 16-35MM F2.8 Lens Coming

    admin
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:32 am
    Based on the latest rumor surfaced over the web, Canon is working on next version of 35mm f/1.4 and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L lens, the lens announcement is not expected anytime soon but will arrive sometime in 2015. STAY WITH ON FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GOOGLE+ to get live news + See all  Canon Rumors 24X7+ Also see Continue reading New Generation of Canon EF 16-35MM F2.8 Lens ComingRelated Posts:Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Coming SoonCanon New Lenses Coming – 50mm F1.8 STM Lens and 35mmSecond Generation of Canon EF 50mm F1.2L Lens ComingCanon XC10 – 4K Fixed Lens CamcorderCanon…
 
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    PHOTO CONTEST INFORMATION

  • Participate in the Rice and Smile 2015

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:57 pm
    The Competition is a tool to enhance cultural and natural heritage of the Po Delta Park area, where the rice production is well integrated within the local economy, as it is in many areas all around the world, where is a crucial part of the daily livelihood of the local residents. Rice can be defined […]
  • URBAN 2015 international street photo contest

    admin
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:46 pm
    URBAN 2015 international street photo contest, organized by dotART cultural association together with Photographers.it, will accept entries from the 1st of April 2015. Now in its sixth edition, URBAN has as its main theme daily life in the city, which is seen through street photography: real, instant images, that capture moments, people, faces, streets, buildings […]
  • Ariano International Call for Entries

    abhishek
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:38 pm
    Rai.Co. association is proud to announce the Ariano International Film Festival 2015 – Photocontest section (ITALY). Two sections will be held within the Festival: video and photography. Contest is open to individuals from all over the world, who have reached the age of 18 at the time of entry. Submission to the Contest is completely […]
  • Images of Repression & Freedom Call for Entries 2015

    abhishek
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Freedom House is accepting submissions for its fourth annual photo and art contest, Images of Repression and Freedom. We invite professional and amateur photographers and artists to submit photos and other forms of art (i.e. cartoons, prints, paintings, graphic art) that reflect the themes of freedom, political participation, democracy, human rights, and repression around the […]
  • Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Photography Contest

    abhishek
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:46 pm
    Once again the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is calling for entry, take a look at the details below and also keep in mind deadline of the contest is 13 May, 2015. Whether it’s a cross-town neighborhood you’ve yet to explore or the wilds of Easter Island, travel opens our eyes to the world around us. […]
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    Montana Smith Photo Blog

  • Singapore Trip

    Montana
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    Every since I move to Singapore, my family back home always make fun of the authoritarianism in this country and how the government is so controlling that having chewing gum is against the law. But after a few months here, I must say that it’s a really nice place. Super clean. Of course, the law about littering probably helps achieve that a lot. Oh, for those of you who didn’t know, Singapore has this really strict law about littering. If caught, you will be fined $1000. Yes, a thousand bucks! Doesn’t really make sense, yeah I know, but hey, it’s a price they have to…
  • What makes a website standout

    Montana
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Whether you are primarily selling your product, service, or knowledge physically or online matters little nowadays, what really matters is that you stand out from the rest of the competition in one way or another – and that, for the most part, should include your website! With today’s globalization, you need to be able to reach as much of the masses as possible, no matter what country they are from. And what better way to do that than by having an eye-catching, content filled website? While the content is strictly dependent on the nature of the industry you are in, the attractiveness of…
  • Capturing the Best Christmas Photo

    Montana
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:36 am
    The turkey with pork and apricot stuffing is roasted. Gifts of live video camera drone, mobile workstation, 3D printing pen, electric pepper grinder, personalized mixtape pillow and musical wine glasses are wrapped. The tree is decorated with garlands, ribbons, nutcrackers, snowflakes, strands of lights and topped with holly leaves and berries. Singapore wine delivery is ordered. The man of the house is forced into a Santa suit. All that’s missing is beautiful photos for the memory and here are some Christmas photography tips and ideas:   Preparation Pack the camera, the batteries, the…
  • Tips for Portrait Photography

    Montana
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:46 am
    A year ended and another year began, and hopefully this will be a wonderful year of joy and happiness, fun and travel for the readers of this article. To make the year better, here are some photography tips for you to capture your upcoming fond memories of 2015:   Focus on the eyes Sometimes when you lovingly watch your significant other gently blows the florets off the dandelion, it melts your heart and you just have to get a picture of that. Although eye contact is not always recommendable in a portrait, sharp eyes definitely are. This can be achieved either by manually selecting an AF…
  • Baby Grows Up Too Fast

    Montana
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:08 am
    Earlier this year, I was absolutely impressed when I got to see a 4 minute video of a girl named Lotte, which included her portraits since she was born up to 14 years old. Her dad decided to capture short moments of her while growing up and put them together in this impressive video, which I consider nothing shorter than genius. The video was given as a gift, and I am sure it is going to remain the most valuable gift Lotte has ever received – I know it would be for me, definitely. The dad, Hofmeester, claims that he did the same for his son, Vince, and he does that because it is a great way…
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    van der Valk Photography » Blog

  • Maternity Photo of Woman in Black and White

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

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

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

    admin
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:49 pm
    We’ve been busy with Christmas Mini Sessions in our small studio, which is fantastic. This allows us to give clients what they need with small kids and not have to worry about it being cold or raining. And a Christmas theme to boot. Grandparents love these types of photos. Here is another Christmas mini session that we shot over the weekend. They had a lot of fun and so did we. This was shot by my wife, Seana. Great captures of these cute kids! Limited sessions available until Dec. 24th. Book your session today by contact me at jason@vandervalk.ca
  • Mickey family photo session in East Sooke Park

    admin
    30 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    Sometimes you get families that just like to have fun. Ones that just go with the flow, laugh, joke, play around. Well, this was one of them. And it was a lot of fun hanging with them in Aylard Farm in East Sooke Park. We had some really nice back lighting for our session starting late in the afternoon. Everyone brought their smiles with them and some funny faces, but we worked through this full family session and the results are wonderful. It was just one of those sunsets tucking behind the large trees that made this light magical. Dad and son, talking about how this would be a great wide…
 
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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • 4 raisons d’utiliser un filtre en photographie

    Celine Manceron
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:14 am
    On parle souvent de matériel, de test de boitier, ou d’objectifs sur Photopassion. Cependant, il y a encore un sujet que l’on n’a jamais abordé : celui des filtres photos. Aujourd’hui, j’avais donc envie d’aborder les 4 raisons d’utiliser des filtres, et surtout de vous présenter rapidement les différents filtres existants. On aura l’occasion de les voir en détail dans de futurs articles (avec photos à l’appui). Quand on parle de filtre, on ne parle pas des « filtres » que l’on peut trouver sur Instagram,…
  • Comment bien préparer son shooting photo

    Celine Manceron
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:05 am
    Nous sommes très nombreux à aimer le portrait, que ce soit dans le cadre de la photo de rue avec des portraits volés, dans le cadre de prestations, avec des portraits plus posés, ou lors de séances de lifestyle. Certains se laissent également tenter par le studio. Nous allons parler aujourd’hui des shootings photo, et particulièrement de : comment s’organiser et trouver du monde pour réaliser ses shootings. Mais tout d’abord, qu’est ce que c’est qu’un shooting photo ? Un shooting photo, c’est ni plus ni moins qu’une séance photo (de 2, 3, 8 heures…) autour d’un…
  • Passer de l’autre côté de l’objectif

    Celine Manceron
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Je pense que beaucoup d’entre vous se reconnaitront : en tant que photographe, on refuse souvent de passer devant l’objectif… On aime rester derrière, d’une certaine manière, dans l’ombre… Rester derrière l’objectif est un bon moyen de se cacher des regards, des photos, mais malheureusement, c’est aussi un bon moyen de ne pas garder de traces ni de de souvenirs. En disant cela, je me souviens des mots que j’emploie avec mes mariés. « Un mariage, c’est une journée ! Bien sur que c’est important. Mais les photos…
  • Journal du photographe – Traiter une photo sous Optics Pro 10

    Celine Manceron
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Il est temps maintenant de traiter un ensemble de photo sous DXO Optics Pro 10 ! En effet, on a pu voir dans les précédents articles, comment installer, et comment se présente le logiciel Optics Pro 10 de DXO. Aujourd’hui, je vous présente les outils vous permettant de traiter vos photos. J’avais présenté dans une conférence Lightroom, toutes mes étapes de traitement, que je vais essayer d’appliquer tout naturellement sous Dxo. Ces étapes étaient les suivantes : La correction d’objectif Le recadrage et la ligne d’horizon La balance des blancs…
  • La course aux étoiles ?

    Celine Manceron
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:58 pm
    Ces derniers temps, on parle moins de matériel sur Photopassion, et surtout, on ne vous retransmet pas textuellement tous les communiqués de presse que l’on peut recevoir annonçant un nouveau boitier, un nouveau trépied ou un nouvel accessoire… Cela ne correspond plus à notre ligne éditoriale. On préfère réaliser un test, écrire des tutoriels, et vous présenter de nouvelles photos ! Bref, place à la photo sur Photopassion ! Cependant, ce n’est pas pour autant qu’on ne suit pas l’actualité des marques, et tout particulièrement celles de Nikon et…
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    The Creative's Corner

  • April Wallpaper Is Ready

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

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

    admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:44 pm
    The March wallpaper is ready for you. It shows a mountain in the Grand Canyon illuminated in a sea of shadow. Check it out here http://www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff
  • February Wallpaper Is Ready

    admin
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:52 pm
    The February wallpaper is ready for you. It shows a heron in a wetland near Lake Mary in Flagstaff, Arizona. Check it out here http://www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff
  • How to select a commercial photographer for your business

    admin
    2 Jan 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Every business needs photographs to properly promote itself. They are used in print and online advertising, social media, audio/visual presentations and much more. Photographs convey ideas and illustrate products and services like no other medium can. As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” But when your business needs photographs, how do you get them? You can take them yourself, or have a friend or coworker do it, but I wouldn’t advise it. Thinking that you can take professional photographs because you have a nice camera is like thinking you could create…
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • Photographing the Lunar Eclipse

    Michael Frye
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    Oak tree and lunar eclipse sequence, Mariposa County, Sierra foothills, December 2011 Another total lunar eclipse will be visible in western North America this Saturday morning, April 4th. This is the third lunar eclipse in a sequence of four: we had two last year, and there will be another one on September 27th this year. But after that you won’t be able to see another total lunar eclipse in North America until 2018. This upcoming eclipse will be brief; the total eclipse will last only five minutes! But for photography that’s enough. Here in California the eclipse will be visible…
  • Lenses and Perspective: The Long and the Short of It

    Michael Frye
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Backcountry road in autumn with the San Miguel Range in the distance, Uncompahgre NF, CO, USA Varying the focal length of your lens allows you change a composition easily without moving your feet. This is certainly convenient, and sometimes it’s essential: there may be only one suitable camera position, which means changing lenses or zooming is the only way to alter how much of the scene will be visible in your photograph. But using a wider or longer lens also changes the perspective. Understanding how this works allows you to control the sense of depth in your images. Wide-Angle Lenses…
  • Happy Spring!

    Michael Frye
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Paintbrush and lupine near Tioga Pass, Yosemite NP, CA, USA Although spring officially began two days ago, here in California we’ve had springlike conditions since February, while in the northeast spring is just a rumor. But flowers will bloom everywhere, eventually, and it’s a great season for photography. Though I usually prefer to photograph flowers as part of a landscape, sometimes I enjoy doing closeups as well. This image was made in the Yosemite high country a few years ago, with part of a paintbrush in focus, and out-of-focus lupines in the foreground. This technique of…
  • Special Print Sale: One Day Left

    Michael Frye
    21 Mar 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Moon rising above the Valley, Yosemite National Park Just a reminder that the special Ansel Adams Gallery print sale ends tomorrow, at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time. So until then you can get a 16×20 or 20×24 print of this image, Moon Rising Above Yosemite Valley, or Orchard and Sunbeams With Fog, for 25% off. Click here to see all the details, and read the stories behind the photographs. — Michael Frye The post Special Print Sale: One Day Left appeared first on In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog.
  • Special Ansel Adams Gallery Print Sale

    Michael Frye
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:53 am
    Orchard with sunbeams and fog, Sacramento Valley, California I’m pleased to announce that once again The Ansel Adams Gallery is sponsoring a special print sale of two of my photographs, at 25% off the normal price. The two images we selected for this offer are Orchard With Sunbeams and Fog, Sacramento Valley, California, and Moon Rising Above the Valley, Yosemite National Park. These two photographs have never been exhibited at a gallery or sold before, although, as many of you know, both of these images were voted by my readers to be included in my best images of 2014, and the Orchard…
 
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  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM for $349 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:42 am
    B&H has the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens for $349 (reg. $399) with 2% rewards and free expedited shipping. Check it out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • Datacolor Spyder4ELITE Display Calibration System for $149 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    B&H has the Datacolor Spyder4ELITE Display Calibration System for $149.99 (reg. $249.99). The Spyder4ELITE works on laptops, desktops, iPads and iPhones. Check it out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • Transcend Ultimate SDXC UHS-I U3 Memory Card Review

    Eric Reagan
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    The Transcend Ultimate 64GB UHS-I SDXC Speed Class 3 85MB/s write speed card is one of the better “fast” cards available today. Note the W85MB/s speed rating. That refers to the data write speed, which is what matters when using it in your camera. The UHS-I designation means that it uses the new Ultra High Speed bus, type I, which is compatible with newer DSLRs, mirrorless and video cameras. The U-3 rating is a Speed Class 3 rating, which means it is capable of a minimum write speed of 30MB/s – an important spec for 4K video capture on cameras like the GH4 and some of the…
  • Avier XE3 Bluetooth Headphones Review

    Eric Reagan
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:42 am
    Decent budget earbuds are pretty easy to find. Decent budget Bluetooth earbuds are another story. The sub-$40 Avier XE3 Bluetooth 4.0 headphones, for the most part, cover all the bases by providing reliable connections and competent audio quality. Check out my full review over at Tech Tilt: Avier XE3 Bluetooth Headphones Review Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • Major Price Drops on Canon EOS C300 and C100

    Eric Reagan
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:25 am
    Canon just made some massive price drops on the EOS C300 and EOS C100 cinema cameras. The EOS C300 dropped from $11,499 to $6,499. That’s a $5k drop in price. The C100 dropped by $1,000 from $3,999 to $2,999.  The price drops apply to all the kit configurations, including the Dual Pixel CMOS AF versions of the C300 as well. Check out them all out here at B&H Photo. Additionally, there are instant savings on Canon Cinema lenses with up to $6,000 off. Check them all out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay.
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  • Pictures of the Month: March 2015 on Newscom

    Olivia Morley
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    People take part in Holi celebrations Holi Festival – 03 Mar 2015. Deepak Malik/NurPhoto/REX/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rexphotos446900 In the news this month, the U.S. has been involved in negotiations with Iran. Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu secured another term. Two Ferguson police officers were shot during a protest. Fighting in Yemen resulted in President Hadi fleeing his refuge in Aden. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was charged with desertion and misbehavior nearly a year after his return to the United States. Germanwings flight 9525 crashed in the French Alps. In…
  • Editor’s Picks: Crazy Hats, Final Four and Multiple Jimmys

    Annabelle Quinn
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    A female spectator during a hat presentation at the Dubai World Cup 2015 at the Meydan race course in Gulf emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 March 2015. The Dubai World Cup is one of the richest events in the horse racing sporting calendar. ALI HAIDER/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epalive602974 We know a thing or two about crazy hats here at Newscom. There always seems to be plenty or images from events like the Royal Ascot where people show up with some over the top head accessories. And ever since the Royal Wedding where the British made hats a fashion statement…
  • Funny Quotes by the World’s Most-Searched-for People

    Olivia Morley
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    In our celebrity-obsessed culture, the world’s most popular and powerful people are sometimes its most famous celebrities. We decided to compile a list of quotes from the ten most-searched-for people on Google. Some are puzzling, confusing, and just strange! … But they are all smile-worthy! (Especially when taken out of context.) Keep scrolling to see more, and then head back to Newscom. Kanye West performs live during an concert at the Fondation Louis Vuitton . Paris, FRANCE – 07/03/2015 Kanye West will close out Paris Fashion Week with a concert series at the gallery in…
  • Politics in Pictures: Bernie Sanders

    Olivia Morley
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders discusses the need for Wall Street reform debate outside U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. USA, 28 April, 2010. ASTRID RIECKEN/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epaphotosfour062226 Senator Sanders, who is a junior senator from Vermont, has been in the news recently. The senator backed a bill that was rejected by Congress last week. The bill was reportedly intended to close tax loopholes that let corporations move profits overseas. Sanders describes himself as a democratic socialist. He’s considering a run for president…
  • Celebrity Picture Profile: Zayn Malik

    Annabelle Quinn
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    ZAYN MALIK QUITS ONE DIRECTION Pop star ZAYN MALIK has quit ONE DIRECTION, six days after walking out on the British boy band’s tour of Asia due to stress. The 22-year-old singer jetted back to the U.K. following a storm of publicity about his private life, prompted by photos of him holding a young woman’s hand during a night out in Thailand. KB4/Dan Jackman/WENN/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: wennphotosfour980912 One Direction fans have been heartbroken since the announcement that band member Zayn Malik would be leaving the all boy group. However, that is exactly…
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • Refreshing Innovators

    pmelcher
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    In an industry that practically defines itself by its conservative progress, it is nice to see bursts of innovation. As we have written many times, it is almost exclusively outsiders who introduce... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • chronicle of a death foretold

    pmelcher
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    Suddenly, out of nowhere, Bloomberg started spewing articles after articles on the sorry state of Getty Images. Three in a row, which is more than they did in the last 3 years combined. Fresh from... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
 
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • The General

    Moose
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website Maj Gen George Harrison (ret) is a really, really cool […] The post The General appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • The Date & Time On My Camera Don’t Matter

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:10 am
    Okay, let me admit it right at the beginning: I never set the clock on my camera. There. I said it. Daylight Saving Time Defused Germany has just switched to daylight saving time and like Groundhog Day, there is yet again a flurry of Tweets, blog posts, Facebook posts and YouTube videos reminding you to … Continue reading The Date & Time On My Camera Don’t Matter The post The Date & Time On My Camera Don’t Matter appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • I got interviewed on Photography: Live and Uncut

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:10 am
    Paul Griffiths held an interview with me on his show Photography: Live and Uncut. We talk about anything from my first camera to why I’m not switching to a mirrorless system. Also: some more background info on the now infamous Invisible Camera. The post I got interviewed on Photography: Live and Uncut appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf676 – Q and A and Sharpened Horses

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Chris discusses how misunderstood sharpening is. Sharpening is often perceived to be a necessity in the digital world. Partially that’s right. The anti aliasing filters and the de-mosaicing process will reduce the sharpness and detail in a picture. By increasing edge contrast, sharpening will increase the perceived sharpness. It will thus make the photo more … Continue reading tfttf676 – Q and A and Sharpened Horses The post tfttf676 – Q and A and Sharpened Horses appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf675 – The Rule Of Thirds

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Chris and Allan (of The Two Hosers’ fame) dissect the rule of thirds and its implications on your photography. What many of you might see as a bland and boring topic that could be discussed within five minutes turns into an engaging discussion of over half an hour. Plenty of new insights here. Show Links: … Continue reading tfttf675 – The Rule Of Thirds The post tfttf675 – The Rule Of Thirds appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf674 – Choose Your Teacher Wisely

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Chris gives you some advice on buying a camera, he’ll look into the specific problems of working with clients who don’t know anything about image composition and it’s time to take a closer look at concert photography. Also another chapter from CJ Chilvers’ book: How to read about photography. Show Links: Concert Photography: a few … Continue reading tfttf674 – Choose Your Teacher Wisely The post tfttf674 – Choose Your Teacher Wisely appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • Lytro Illum Light Field Camera Review–Take 2–Separating Fact from Fiction

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Lytro Illum Light Field Digital Camera No you aren’t experiencing déjà vu, I’ve re-released this article with some new content instead of doing the typical part II. If you are just joining me then there’s no reason to read the previous article as it just points to here now. Intro I’ve been very interested in Lytro’s light field cameras since I first read about them a few years back. Once I saw the NFC championship game shot with the Illum I reached out to the company and my B&H rep and got a couple models sent out to me. In this review I share my findings on both the camera as…
  • REVIEW: Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens–One of the Best Lenses Ever (PART I of II)

    24 Mar 2015 | 2:56 am
    Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens Prior to this review if someone asked me what the best lens Canon has ever made was, I’d have to say either the Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM or the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM.  However, this review has convinced me that the “best lens ever” discussion requires this lens to be in the discussion as it is simply amazing. We are talking Zeiss Otus good! By now you’ve probably read other reviews that gush over this lens, so you’ve probably come here to get my real world take on it. This is where I usually get flamed for bringing all the love back to…
  • REVIEW: Lytro 8GB Light Field Digital Camera

    22 Mar 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Lytro 8GB Light Field Digital Camera (Electric Blue) Ever since I first heard of Lytro, I’ve been wanting to get my hands on this camera. I couldn’t imagine how something so cool could be packed into such a tiny package at such an affordable price. However, 5 minutes with this camera quickly reminded me of a saying my parents always told me – “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is”. Fortunately I’ve had a chance to review the Lytro Illum, which is a proper camera. However, this thing is the most disappointing product I’ve had in my hands since the Bower SFD926C Digital…
  • Learn where my Lytro Illum Review has moved -

    20 Mar 2015 | 2:50 am
      THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN RE-WRITTEN AND NOW LIVES AT http://www.ronmartblog.com/2015/03/lytro-illum-light-field-camera.html   Lytro Illum Light Field Digital Camera   March 26, 2015 Update: I made a mistake Prior to reviewing the Lytro I had incorrect assumptions about its purpose and what it could do due to a lot of bad information I had previously read or heard. My assumption was that it was primarily a camera where you could shoot first and set the focus and aperture later. Videos like this one by Lytro helped to reaffirm that after the fact refocusing was the primary…
  • Big Price Drops from Canon and new Coupon Codes

    12 Mar 2015 | 1:19 am
    Click here to see the newsletter with all of the deals this week. Here’s an example of just a few, but more are included in the newsletter… Canon 5D Mark III Instant Rebate & 2% Reward $300 off plus free extras (1 option includes a printer & case)See my review of this product This offer expires on March 28, 2015 Canon 7D Closeout Sale Save up to $850This offer expires on While supplies last Athentech Perfectly Clear Special Offer Save 10% off Athentech Perfectly Clear with Coupon Code: RONMART Where to order Click here to see the newsletter with rest of the deals this week…
 
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  • Floating Clockwise

    Pamela Viola
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:46 pm
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    Pamela Viola
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:48 am
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    » Kerry Garrison

  • Colorado Adventures Website

    KerryG
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    As we have been adding more and more content to our Colorado Adventures, and have many more planned this year, I figured it was best that they have their own home. The new home for the articles about what we do around Colorado, please visit http://coloradoadventures.tips. There you will find pictures and videos from all […]
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area – Aerial Footage

    KerryG
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area. Red Rock Canyon is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159. The area is 195,819 acres and is visited by more than one million people each year. In marked contrast to a town geared to entertainment and […]
  • Colorado Adventure: Pine – Southpark – Breckenridge

    KerryG
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    In our ongoing quest to see as much of Colorado as possible, we headed out early this morning for what would be an 8 hour, 240 mile drive.  We headed out towards the city of Pine to see Cathedral Spires, then out to South Park (yes, the inspiration of the cartoon series), and then up […]
  • eHow: Do You Understand the Relationship Between Shutter and Aperture?

    KerryG
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Numerous people, myself included, have written about the exposure triangle to explain how you need to balance ISO, shutter speed, and aperture to get a good exposure. The confusing part is that the triangle misleads people into believing that a good exposure is an equal mix of ISO, shutter speed and aperture. Consequently, this isn’t […]
  • eHow: A Beginner’s Guide to the Aperture

    KerryG
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The aperture is likely the least understood setting on your camera. Shutter settings, for example, are relatively easy to understand – too long a shutter speed results in blurring. Same with ISO: Too high an ISO setting and you introduce digital noise. But learning how to use aperture properly is often confusing and vague. This week, I’ll try to explains it in way that […]
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    PetaPixel

  • Touching Photos of a Family’s Special Bond with the Magpie They Rescued

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:46 pm
    In late 2013, Australian photographer Cameron Bloom‘s family found an abandoned magpie chick on the ground in Newport, New South Wales. They took the bird in, learned how to raise it, and it quickly became a part of their family and daily life. As they raised the magpie, which they named “Penguin,” Bloom began to document the experience through Instagram. Tens of thousands of people around the world are now following along as he shares touching photos that show the closeness of the bird and family. Many of Bloom’s photographs show his boys Rueben, Noah, and Oli (13,…
  • A Look at the Camera Lenses Used by Stanley Kubrick Over His Career

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Stanley Kubrick is famous as a filmmaker, but he actually started out his creative career as a photographer. Last year we shared a glimpse into his still photography career. The video above is a 12-minute tour of the lenses Kubrick collected over the course of his life. Legendary camera pioneer and expert Joe Dunton talks about each item in the collection. Among the lenses we learn about is Kubrick’s ultra rare Zeiss f/0.7 lens, which he used to film scenes by the dim light of candles. Kubrick’s “understanding of lenses came from his stills background,” Dunton says.
  • The Photo I Wish I Had

    Jenna Martin
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Yesterday was my wedding day. It wasn’t a very big wedding. We’d actually been planning to get married in August, but after we found out I was pregnant (yay!), a very simple fact was staring us right in the face — I needed insurance. Now. Plus, I’d be about 8 months pregnant in August, and call me crazy but I kind of want to be able to dance my butt off at our wedding, and 8 months pregnant does not qualify me for the kind of dancing I’ve been preparing for. So instead, I put on a little white dress I had in the closet, Chris wore a button-down shirt and we headed over to his…
  • Sony Sells Half Its Stake in Olympus for Cash, Now No Longer Largest Shareholder

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Sony became the largest shareholder in Olympus back in 2012 after investing $645 million in the company in exchange for a reported 11.5% of shares. It’s not the largest anymore. The company has just sold about half of its remaining shares in Olympus to the bank JPMorgan, reducing its stake from 10% to 5%. The stock is worth a reported $632 million at its current price, and Sony says it will take in about $390.4 million in capital gains from the sale. Reuters reports that Sony made the decision to reduce its ownership of Olympus in order to raise cash for its current restructuring goals.
  • A Roundup of April Fools’ 2015 Jokes in the World of Photography

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:58 am
    Ah, April 1st: the dreaded day on which you can’t trust anything you see online, lest it be a prank that makes you feel gullible. As has been our tradition in the past few years, we’re rounding up all the interesting April Fools’ Day pranks from the world of photography so that you can enjoy an overview, all in one place. Without further ado, here’s a list of the shenanigans that have gone on today. Enjoy. Shoes Designed for Selfies The women’s shoe company Miz Mooz teases a new product called the Selfie Shoes, which have slots in the front for sticking your…
 
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    MyDailyPhotograph.com »

  • Portrait of Boo Boo

    david
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Santa Monica, California – April 1, 2009 On this day in 2009, while staying with my dear friend, Terry Moore, I took this photograph of her then, 13 year old Bichon Frise, Boo Boo. A wonderful companion and friend, Boo Boo has been with Terry since she was a small pup. One of the things I really like about posting a daily photograph… it helps me discover images, like this one, that I had totally forgotten about, while searching my archives. Happy April Fools’ Day! Apple Computer was founded today in 1976 Also happy birthday to the Yo-Yo and the combustion engine (sign up to…
  • The Snake Man

    david
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    Venice Beach, California – March 28, 2009 On the boardwalk of Venice Beach there are many “unusual” characters. When I took this fellows picture and started to proceed on my walk, he yelled for me to stop. He wanted me to photograph him doing his thing on his unicycle. I was in a hurry and told him I would on the way back. When I returned he had moved on. Haven’t seen him since. I hope his snakes didn’t get him.
  • Your Name on a Grain of Rice?

    david
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Venice Beach, California – March 28, 2009 Something for the person that has everything… Your Name on a Grain of Rice? Complete with aliens and take your photo with a muscle body….
  • Movement of Spring Leaves

    david
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Rosebush, South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – March 28, 2010
  • Walking Malibu Beach

    david
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Malibu, California – March 22, 2009 Well, six years ago today, I was living in Santa Monica. My friend Louis called and asked if I wanted to meet him in Malibu for some clam chowder. I took the 15 minute drive North, to Malibu. We had lunch and decided to go shoot some pictures. This is one of them. One of the things I really love about the West Coast/Pacific Ocean is the cliffs and big waves. The ride along the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) is one of my favorites. Here are some others photographs, from this day, that I have previously posted. Oh, and Happy Birthday to William Shatner!!
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    H&H Color Lab

  • Curved Metals Boost Portrait Sales

    Forum Admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    The curved metals from H&H Color Lab found their way into our studio. At the time I thought it was a cool product that we could try out, little did I know that it would have a drastic effect on our portrait sales. They were cool, an item that didn’t need a stand or frame. With clean modern edges, and print quality that I have grown to love and expect from H&H Color Lab. Each one was flawless. I set them on my display and didn’t think too much about it. In fact I forgot to update my price sheet to reflect the new item I was selling to my clients!! My next sales consult was a family…
  • 7 Videos That Show What It’s Like to Photograph NCAA Basketball

    Forum Admin
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    Since H&H specializes in school photography and sports photography, we figured why not combine the two and talk about the NCAA Basketball Tournament! We found some amazing videos that put you right in the middle of the action at NCAA Basketball games. There are even filled with tips that may help you with your sports and school photo shoots. First up, here a news story about a photographer who has been capturing the Final Four for the past 60 years! These next few videos are so cool and informative. Check out photographers using a backup camera to give you a first person point-of-view of…
  • What is a Lean Lunch?

    Forum Admin
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Lean lunch has taken on a new meaning at H&H this year.  Lean Lunch is not just a healthy lunch consisting of low fat choices, but  it also includes continuous improvement!  Lean lunch is a time that the H&H staff eats lunch and watches videos or listens to training on how other people incorporate lean concepts in their companies.  Then the staff explores creative ways to implement lean principles in their own areas including software development, customer service/office areas, and new product development. H&H began our lean manufacturing journey in 1999 and it has been one of…
  • Talking with Professional Photographer Kirk Voclain

    Forum Admin
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:56 am
    Bentley caught up with Kirk Voclain this month and got the opportunity to interview him. This entertaining interview gives insight into photography and business. Learn the three secrets of being a successful photographer and what unique trait Kirk thinks his studio has! Click Here to View the Video
  • “The Connection” From H&H Color Lab — March 2015

    Forum Admin
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    MARCH 2015 Spring is in the air, and so are the winds of change. As we do some spring cleaning around the lab, we have decided to do a little spring cleaning for the look of our newsletter as well. Beginning with the March 2015 issue, we will have a leaner, and cleaner look. Simply scroll through to read more, or link to lengthier articles or blogs. Enjoy! Image above by Ty Fischer   table of contents   specials new products schools and sports blogs education collages on the road again Back to the top march specials   PHOTO COVER PRESS BOOKS   The ultimate press book! This…
 
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    Blog - Howard Grill Photography

  • Mesquite Dunes III

    Howard G
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:19 am
    I have already posted two of my abstracts made at the Mequite Dunes in Death Valley National Park. Those photos can be seen here and here.  I couldn't resist posting one more from the same location.  I call this one "Transitions" because of the way the dark moves into the light (or the light moves into the dark....glass half empty or glass half full).. Mesquite Dunes - "Transitions"    © Howard Grill Subscribe to Motivation Photo Blog by Email
  • The Doors Of Pittsburgh OR Why I Photograph

    Howard G
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:08 am
    I have a fair number of photographs of interesting doors from in and around the Pittsburgh area.  These types of images are pretty common and, in fact, I am sure most people have seen those posters of "Doors Of (fill in the blank)".  But I guess those posters are around because interesting doors are, well, ....interesting.....and fun. They always makes you wonder both what and who is behind them.  It occurred to me that, though I have a lot of this type of image, I have actually processed very few of them. As I started to consider the possibility of processing a few,…
  • How To Change The Epson 7900 And 9900 Printhead

    Howard G
    21 Mar 2015 | 1:03 am
    As long time readers may know, some time ago I had major problems with my relatively new Epson 7900 printer.  In fact, I ended up buying a new one because the cost of having Epson service replace the printhead was absurd......it closely approximated the cost of a brand new printer which came with a one year warranty, as opposed to the thirty day warranty the Epson service came with.Had I seen this video by Eric Gulbranson, I might have had half a chance at fixing it myself.  At any rate, I would have tried.  So I thought I would share the information.  But here's the…
  • Quick Quotes: Don McCullin

    Howard G
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:55 am
    "Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling.  If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures"Don McCullinAs my teacher Nancy Rotenberg used to say, you have to go 'beyond the handshake'. This quote further elaborates on that idea.  If I can't feel it nobody else will either, especially when viewers are, by necessity, (since they can only look at a print or computer screen) once removed from the reality I was standing in front of when making the photograph.Subscribe to Motivation…
  • Mesquite Dunes Abstract

    Howard G
    13 Mar 2015 | 1:47 am
    In my last post I spoke about how making photographs of the Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley required a different "way of seeing" since the process was more about making abstracts than it was taking photos of sand dunes.  Well, while out making those photographs I took a few minutes to see if I could take the process one step further by making abstracts of abstracts!How so?  I decided to try making some 'swipe' images.  These are photographs that are purposefully made into  abstracts  by moving the camera while the shutter is open during the exposure.  You simply…
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    International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

  • Real Wedding | Madrid, Spain | Madrid Wedding Photographer Denis Cherim

    ispwp
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:36 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Denis Cherim, Madrid, Spain Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Madrid Wedding Date: September 13, 2014 Client Names: Raquel & Jose Real Wedding Description Raquel and Jose are a couple of young painters who are in love with their colourful life. They were very excited to do a different engagement session with something special for them. It is because of that we brought some holi powder and made a big color fight. Hope you enjoy with this session full of smiles and colour. photos ©Denis Cherim Wedding Photographer Contact Information Denis…
  • Real Wedding | Baile Govora, Romania | Romania Wedding Photographer Marius Tudor

    ispwp
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Marius Tudor, Baile Govora, Romania Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Palace Hotel, Baile Govora, Romania Wedding dress: Adina Constantinescu Wedding Date: August 30, 2004 Client Names: Adina & Alin Real Wedding Description Adina is a young Romanian wedding dress designer, while Alin is an young engineer. They decided to “move” all their friends for the wedding at the Palace Hotel. Located under the Carpathian Mountains, Baile Govora is a perfect wedding venue for Romanian couples. Having so great energy, the couple and their family…
  • Real Wedding | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Rio de Janeiro Wedding Photographer Julio Lopes

    ispwp
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Julio Lopes, Rio de Janeiro Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Mansao Rosa Wedding Date: February 28, 2015 Client Names: Micherle & Leonardo Real Wedding Description The making of the wedding was held at the Hotel Sofitel in Copacabana Beach – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, and the ceremony and the party were held in one of the most Luxurious Party Houses of Rio de Janeiro, the Rose Mansion. photos ©Julio Lopes Wedding Photographer Contact Information Julio Lopes | Rio de Janeiro wedding photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Julio Lopes…
  • Real Wedding | Hamburg, Germany | Hamburg Wedding Photographer Torben Röhricht

    ispwp
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Torben Röhricht, Hamburg, Germany Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Hamburg, Germany Other Wedding Vendors: Catering & http://www.gluecksagenten.de/hochzeitsplanung.html Wedding Date: December 31, 2014 Client Names: Anna & Tom Real Wedding Description On 31.12.2014 we had a stylish New Year’s Eve wedding of Anna and Tom. The wedding location was an old fortress at Stade, near Hamburg, Germany. We were allowed to take the couple all day: From preparation to midnight. A very atmospheric free ceremony was held in the vault of the…
  • Real Wedding | Tel Aviv, Israel | Jerusalem Wedding Photographer Shmuel Diamond

    ispwp
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    Wedding Photographer: Shmuel Diamond, Jerusalem Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Tel Aviv Israel Wedding Date: February 04, 2015 Client Names: Gilad & Racheli Real Wedding Description A relaxed Jewish wedding in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the world – Tel Aviv. Both the bride and groom were great and the atmosphere in general was awesome… Everyone had a great time photos ©Shmuel Diamond Wedding Photographer Contact Information Shmuel Diamond | Jerusalem wedding photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Diamond Images Photography | Email:…
 
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  • Honing your Pixpa Website for Local SEO

    Pixpa
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:02 am
    Your creatively designed portfolio is not the only thing you need to spread a word about your business to the world. There are as the old saying goes, many a slip twixt the cup and lip. There are a couple of more steps to be successful among your clients. In the current Information age, when browsing on the the internet is at a lightning speed,  ranking high on search engines is not merely a best practice but an imperative enterprise! For a small business, it is primary to rank highly in local searches. Here’re the quick tips to make your business a star in local searches: Submitting to…
  • In the Spotlight: Philadelphia based Photographer Timothy Valshtein

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

    Pixpa
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:21 am
    “Working in a professional arena, your portfolio is your career calling card.” While references can impress to a certain extent, you will garner little attention unless you can show to the world how impressive your work history is. And that – in an attractive way. The best way to flaunt your impressive work is through a design portfolio website. It is by all means the easiest and quickest way to showcase your work. It is also an essential component of your photo-business, especially if you’re only just starting a photography business. But while many designers have their own design…
  • In the Spotlight: Minneapolis based Photographer Brandon Lepasti

    Pixpa
    6 Feb 2015 | 3:14 am
    Brandon Lepasti is a Minneapolis based Portrait photographer. He completed his BFA from The Art Institutes International Minnesota. Brandon finds himself particularly attached to snowboarding since childhood, and in turn, snowboard photography. He has been the recipient of the FY 2013 Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board along with many other awards and titles. View complete portfolio at brandonlepasti.com. 1. Tell us about the initiation of your career in photography? Did you always want to be a photographer? I was a sponsored snowboarder back in high school. I used to…
  • Get Inspired: Top 8 Artist Portfolios

    Pixpa
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:14 am
    Someone rightly said that the world is but a canvas of our imagination, but painters I believe weave multiple worlds in their canvas. A painting or an artwork speaks volumes about his personality and imagination. Because of it’s high pertinence in the real world, it is paramount for any artist to document their artwork appropriately. Pixpa’s clean and bold themes give artists full freedom in showcasing their artwork, the way they want. Don’t miss these outstanding portfolios featuring great paintings all powered by Pixpa. 1. Redd Walitzki   2. Humberto Calzada   3. Chadney…
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    Sixtyone North - Alaska Photography

  • Burn Belly Fat Quicker With Forskolin Extract

    admin
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Do you have an excess of belly fat that you desperately wish you could get rid of? Maybe your belly fat is due to too much stress in your life, causing cortisol to be released and resulting in a middle that is less toned than you’d like it to be. Maybe you haven’t worked out in a while and your diet is lacking. Or maybe you just naturally seem to have more belly fat than is ideal for you. Whatever the reason, many people are looking for something that can help them to cut that belly fat back and have a midriff that they absolutely love. The solution may be in supplements that are…
  • Comparing Forskolin with Garcinia Cambogia

    admin
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Recently you may have tried hard to get the best supplement to assist you in reducing your weight. One of the supplements that you may have encountered is Garcinia cambogia extract, which is among the most popular supplements in the world. The other supplement which its usage is highly growing all over the world is forskolin. The two supplements are natural and come from naturally growing plants. The supplements have a few known side effects and any healthy person can adopt their usage. Some of the benefits associated with their usage either individually or as a combination include the…
  • How Effective is Forskolin for Weight Loss?

    admin
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Forskolin is an herbal extract from an Indian plant called Coleus forskohlii. Forskolin plant belongs to the mint family. It has been there since ancient time and has been used to treat various types of diseases ranging from hypertension, eczema, asthma, congestive heart failure, angina and psoriasis. Forskohlin have been a subject to the modern research before concluding that it can assist in weight management. Here we are going to discuss on how effective is forskolin for weight loss? Its weight loss benefits have made the herb a subject of interest. Its effectiveness on weight loss is…
  • How to Set Weight Loss Goals for 2015

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Most people find it difficult to set weight loss goals. The goals are often based on a desire to go back to a previous weight or a number an individual considers ideal. But this is not always the best approach. You have to think about the reasons why you want to lose weight before you can begin to set goals. Some people want to lose weight to improve their health while others want to boost their self image. Once you have an idea about your objectives, you can set realistic goals. Goal Standards The goals have to be tangible, realistic, attainable, measurable, and specific. Your initial step…
  • Are supplements effective for weight loss?

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    Almost 70% of the Americans, who are 20 years or more, are found to use weight loss supplements. Lack of regular exercise or tendency to maintain good figure are the commonly found problems for these people in USA. The reasons of increasing health problems among Americans are unhealthy diet and negligence to exercises. As per USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, if one wants to keep good health, he/she has to monitor fat intake & calorie, maintain healthy life style and stay active. Weight loss resources & their effectiveness There are many weight loss resources and dieting…
 
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    Niebrugge Images Photo Blog

  • Rockhopper Penguin

    Ron Niebrugge
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:53 am
    Rockhopper Penguin A Rockhopper Penguin from earlier this winter.
  • 57 Degree Magazine

    Ron Niebrugge
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    This Is The City 57 Degree Magazine. Here is a little shameless self promotion – I have the cover current issue of This Is The City 57 Degree magazine along with a portfolio of bald eagle photos inside.  This is a magazine about San Francisco, California.
  • Wiseman Trading Company

    Ron Niebrugge
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Wiseman Trading Company, Wiseman, Alaska. Historic Wiseman Trading Company building – has been apart of this historic gold rush town for over 100 years. Wiseman, Alaska.
  • Aurora Corona

    Ron Niebrugge
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Aurora corona over the Brooks Range, Alaska. Because the Brooks Range is so beautiful, I usually try to include some of the scenery in my aurora photos.  I think that helps set these images apart from ones captured in less scenic areas.  But, sometimes the aurora overhead is so amazing that I had to ignore the scenery.  This photo was captured looking straight up.  It is amazing how much this one was dancing in the sky! Canon 5D Mark III, Rokinon 24 f/1.4 lens at f/1.4, for 1 a second exposure, iso 3200.
  • Nutirwik Creek Aurora

    Ron Niebrugge
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    Nutirwik Creek, Brooks Range, Alaska. This is looking the opposite direction up Nutirwik Creek from yesterdays photo.  It is interesting how different the colors in the aurora looked the other direction. I can’t wait to get back for more!  I’m going to be in the area for four more nights in late August and early September, as part of a polar bear and autumn color photo tour I’ll be guiding for friend Hugh Rose.  With just 5 guests, and timed to hit the amazing autumn colors in the Brooks Range, I think this will be a great trip.  Throw in more auroras, and it could also…
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  • An In-Depth Review of the Sony a6000

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

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

    Colby Brown
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:11 pm
    It is that time of year again when many of us not only look forward to new beginnings and making resolutions for the next 12 months, but also look back on the challenges and successes that the previous year brought with it. 2014 was certainly full of both. Light at the End of the Rainbow – Lower Yosemite Falls Travel Like most full time travel photographers, I spend a good portion of the year on the road, but this year was a bit different. While I was probably gone for the same amount of time as usual (4-5 months in total), I didn’t visit a ton of different locations. In fact,…
  • Initial Hands On: Sony a7II With 5 Axis Image Stabilization

    Colby Brown
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
    On November 20th, 2014 Sony surprised the photography world with the announcement of the second generation of the full frame a7 mirrorless camera, known creatively as the a7II, which retails for $1698. While this announcement caught even the Sony rumors sites off guard in terms of timing, the big surprise was that Sony had managed to fit 5 axis in body stabilization into in a small mirrorless body with a full frame sensor, a first for the industry. While Olympus has similar technology for a while, it has mostly been used in its mirco 4/3rds cameras, with great results. Needless to say, when I…
  • The Colby Brown Holiday Giveaway

    Colby Brown
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
    It is that time of year again and I have a pretty spectacular giveaway this time around. I have reached out to a variety of my partners and sponsors and have put together something special. Each week through the month of December, I will giveaway a mix of products from Sony, Wacom, G-Technology, Formatt Hitech, Nik Software, onOne Software and Artifact Uprising. Essentially each week you could win a Sony a6000 or a Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet or a Premium version of onOne Software’s Perfect Suit 9 and more… Contest Rules: Start Date: December 3rd, 2014 End Date: December 31st, 2014…
 
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    Daily Ink: Leave Your Mark - Chris Corradino Photography LLC

  • How to Reduce Perspective Distortion

    Chris Corradino
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:16 am
    Perspective distortion occurs when you point the camera towards the subject at an upward angle. The effects are most evident with a wide angle lens and architectural details. Buildings and towers appear to be leaning or falling over. To correct for this, start by moving further away from the structure. This will allow you to hold the camera parallel to the structure, greatly reducing the issue. If more adjustment is needed, you can then use the perspective tools in Lightroom to fine tune the angle. 
  • Petal in a Leaf

    Chris Corradino
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:24 am
    The Camellia flowers are starting to lose their petals at the Planting Fields Arboretum. This one found a temporary home pressed up against a similarly shaped leaf.    
  • Fallen Flower

    Chris Corradino
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:18 am
    I found this fallen flower, resting on the cement next to a rusted metal vent. The delicate petals, still beautiful despite the inevitable transformation ahead. 
  • Fire Island Lighthouse Under a Vibrant Sky

    Chris Corradino
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:16 am
    “Man must behave like a lighthouse; he must shine day and night for the goodness of everyman.” ― Mehmet Murat ildan
  • Blending Texture with Color

    Chris Corradino
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    This is another in-camera double exposure made at the Planting Fields. I used a close up of tree bark as the texture to layer on top of the flower.  The orchids below were created with a second exposure of Spanish moss.  A quick web search reveals the many creative ways other photographers are using this feature. Check it out. 
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    PPA Today

  • PPA Helps Potentially Harmful Arkansas Bill Get Vetoed for State's Photographers

    1 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Early this week, an Arkansas PPA affiliate (APPA) notified us of Arkansas Senate Bill 79: the Personal Rights Protection Act. After researching SB-79, PPA's copyright & government affairs department developed serious concerns about what this bill could mean for professional photographers, not just in Arkansas but nationwide. The proposed bill was full of troublesome ambiguities and vague definitions making it very difficult to comprehend. Based on our understanding, the proposed bill, which was meant to protect privacy, contained unintended, dangerous implications which could be very…
  • Critique: A Rose is Rose is a Rose

    1 Apr 2015 | 7:41 am
    By: Lauren Walters Are you interested in elevating your photographic style? Take a stab and enter your work into a PPA competition where your selected piece will be critiqued by a panel of judges. The judges are well-versed in all things photography. This may seem scary at first, but you'll notice how beneficial the experience is once you witness it for yourself! Competitions are a great way to grow as an artist and take a step closer to earning your PPA degree. Watch the critique below to shake out some of your nerves. International juror Donna Goodhale critiques William Grace's work titled…
  • Educate Your Local Photo Retailer!

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:34 pm
    April is Copyright Awareness Month Have you ever had your rights infringed upon by a photo retailer? Hint: You most likely have and the worst part is both you and the retailer probably didn't even know it! Often retailers commit or allow copyright infringements simply because they do not fully grasp that they actually have some responsibilities. But you can help make sure it doesn't happen again! (OK, maybe not completely, but you can help make it happens LESS!). April is Copyright Awareness Month. As such, you can work with PPA to better inform photo retailers across the United States.
  • New (Funny) See The Difference Video Resource

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    By Sarah AckermanAs a professional photographer, it can be difficult explaining the difference between you and that kid down the street with a fancy camera. In this latest addition to your See The Difference resources, you'll see how you can use the tools PPA has put together to help you show your clients the advantage of hiring a pro - all while eloquently showing your clients why they need to go with you, a PPA photographer!Share a few laughs with this lighthearted video and while you're at it, start exploring and using all of the See The Difference resources, logos and graphics. You can…
  • Top March Discussions on theLoop

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    By Sarah AckermanWe're about to enter the second quarter of the year - how are your creative goals holding up? Might you be in the market for some new gear to help you get there? Get back on track with your 2015 plan and learn something in the process with these great discussions on theLoop!All members: Suggestions needed for High ISO camera bodies... Do you have input on the newest Nikon camera bodies? Weigh in with your opinions on this member's specific shooting needs and maybe get some shopping tips of your own!All members: Using a tablet as a monitor for my Canon 5D Mark III If…
 
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    Tangents Blog

  • review: Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash – photo shoot

    Neil vN
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    review: Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash – photo shoot Over the years I have used a variety of off-camera lights on location shoots and at weddings, and have worked my way up from Dynalite and Quantum flashes (and speedlights), to the Profoto B1. The Profoto B1 (vendor) has made such a difference for me in the ease of use, the speed of setting up, and the sheer power of 500 W/s of light. I love my B1 flash. For example, here is how I used the Profoto B1 portable flash at a wedding. Profoto has now released the Profoto B2 250 W/s Air TTL Flash, and it comes as two options: Profoto B2…
  • portrait photography & studio lighting – influences & inspiration

    Neil vN
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:23 pm
    portrait photography – allowing influences to inspire your own style I keep a folder of Inspiration images to which I often add interesting photos shot by other photographers. This serves as an ideas folder. There are hundreds upon hundreds of images. I add to this Inspiration folder, and I also discard images over time as my own style and what I want to work towards, form better shape. I might browse through this and see what sticks in my mind. Sometimes it is the amalgamation of ideas that lead to something new. Even when I try to emulate the style and lighting of an image, there…
  • workshop: wedding photography, style & technique

    Neil vN
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    workshop: wedding photography – Sunday, 26 April 2015 I’m presenting a workshop on wedding photography on: Sunday, on April 26, 2015 at Unique Photo in Fairfield NJ. 12:00pm – 4:30pm   the program description We will discuss real-world practical steps to help you develop and achieve a personal style in wedding photography. We will also discuss photography techniques, as well as topics such as posing and lighting. We will cover various other aspects that photographers can work on and develop, so that they aren’t overwhelmed and daunted by the wedding day.
  • flash photography: applying the Sunny 16 rule and the flash Guide Number

    Neil vN
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:42 pm
    flash photography: applying the Sunny 16 rule and the flash Guide Number In essence, if you know the GN of your flash, then you could use (bare) off-camera flash to match the sunlight, without even metering! There is a super-useful shortcut built into those two simple values: Sunny 16, and the Guide Number. Now, I am pretty sure that when you hear mention of the Guide Number of a flash, you’re most likely switching off already, thinking that it is just an arcane list of numbers – different apertures against different power settings. But hang in there – this is very useful…
  • photography workshops

    Neil vN
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:17 pm
    photography workshops for 2015 The group 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 more equipment…
 
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    keith pitts photography

  • The Felch House | Historic Wedding Venue | Phoenix Wedding Photographers

    keith
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. When the bride first contacted me about her upcoming wedding on Valentine’s Day, 2015 – we seemed to have so much to talk about immediately. Sometimes it is almost surreal that a couple and their wedding photographer can be so much on the same page.  All she had to say was that she had made a dark room for her fiancé in their converted garage and the rest is history. Yes, we spoke about her upcoming wedding and…
  • Shipping Film, It must be Monday | Wedding Film Photographers

    Melissa
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. There is something about counting and packing film up that makes me nervously excited on a Monday morning after a wedding weekend. It reminds me of the same nervous excitement I would have the few times I walked across a suspension bridge as a kid. My hands are actually sweating right now thinking of my little sister running across a suspension bridge dangling a million feet in the air on this little bridge on a family…
  • Bentley Projects Art Gallery | Downtown Phoenix Weddings | Featured Venue

    Melissa
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. The Bentley Projects in Downtown Phoenix is such a great spot for a wedding. We photographed our first wedding here I think nearly 8 years ago and it was just as cool then as it is now. Maybe it’s the loft like qualities of this historic building or the original details but there is something very special about this event space. (It is also one of the better spots to get married in the summer when outdoor ceremonies…
  • Engagement Session in the Snow | Flagstaff Arizona

    keith
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:38 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. Snow in Arizona? Yes it actually does snow occasionally in these parts. Arizona is one of those incredible states that affords you the luxury of skiing in the morning and driving south a couple of hours and then playing a round of golf and lounging by the sun soaked pool all in the same day. This super sweet couple really, really wanted an engagement session in the snow. As luck would have it, the weekend they had available…
  • We are off to Bali!

    Melissa
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:03 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.We have decided to spend the majority of July in Bali this year. As those of you that live in the Phoenix area konw, July is obscenely hot and no one seems to need a photographer! I wonder why! We take the hint and get out of dodge every year. This year: Bali. I’m really excited about this trip but I have to admit that I am struggling a bit with the idea of getting there. I have wanted to travel to Bali for a long time…
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    Blog - Ben Neumann Photography

  • 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…
  • Canon 5DS R and the 11-24 mm Lens

    Ben Neumann
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:58 am
    As many of you probably have heard by now, Canon has announced the Canon 5DS R and the 11-24mm f4 lens. I followed all the hubbub about the release over at Canon Rumors Blog. Here's a great preview from The Digital Picture Blog about the 5Ds R. I have been mulling it over, doing research, and trying to decide what I wanted to do in terms of my photo gear. I have been eagerly awaiting Canons response to the Nikon D810 and Sony's A7R. While the megapixel count is in the medium format realm, the dynamic range is not. According to several Canon interviews, the dynamic range will be the same as…
  • Photography Outlook for 2015

    Ben Neumann
    30 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    With the new year just around the corner what is the photography outlook for 2015 ? Will this be a better year for photographers? What can we expect in terms of technology? Lots of questions to be answered! I will share with you some rumors floating around the web along with some predictions that I have. First lets start off by spreading some rumors. The megapixel war is back in full force. It died down for a little while but once Sony and Nikon (using Sony's sensor) released the 36 megapixel sensors in their lineup, it appears Canon is ready to take it a step further. Rumors have it Canon…
  • Holiday Gift Guide For Nature Photographers 2014

    Ben Neumann
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:52 am
    Every year I publish a Holiday Gift Guide for nature photographers. If you're looking to find some special presents for the photographer in your life, here's my list of must have gifts for the 2014 holiday season. Wacom Tablet - The Wacom tablet is for the photographer that likes to edit. I love to edit and to me it's all part of the creative process. Wacom makes several tablets but by far the most popular is the medium sized Intuos Pro. There's a learning curve but once you master it you'll wonder why you never had one before. A GoPro - I'm not sure I know anyone that wouldn't love a…
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    Photography by John Michael

  • National Museum of the Marine Corps Expansion – Part 1

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

    John Michael
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:29 pm
     Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are  unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain  bound. – James Allen The post Improvement appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
  • LOVE

    John Michael
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:59 pm
    “Love means to look at yourself The way one looks at distant things For you are only one thing among many.” – Czeslaw Milosz The post LOVE appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
  • What’s A Military Good For Anyway?

    John Michael
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:58 am
        “We need to maintain an adequate military force in peacetime for deterrence, assurance and war fighting” Colonel Harry Summers USA Ret. The post What’s A Military Good For Anyway? appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
  • US Senate Honors LTG Lesley J. McNair

    John Michael
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:56 pm
      For those of you who don’t know,  Washington DC has a US Army Post honoring LTG Lesley J. Mcnair who was killed on the front lines in France. On July 25, 1994, the United States Senate honored LTG Lesley J. McNair in the chambers of the Senate in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his […] The post US Senate Honors LTG Lesley J. McNair appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
 
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    Thin spiral notebook

  • Furniture refurbishing

    Tara R.
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
    Back in the day… before the daily six-pack of Barq’s, before the double-bacon cheeseburger with a side of super fries, if a morsel escaped my hungry lips, it had a […]
  • Damage control

    Tara R.
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:19 pm
    The story so far… Old Wives’ Tale The little girls, now awake and mewing, tried to lift their heads to search for their mother. She was softly singing a lullaby her mother […]
  • Family portrait

    Tara R.
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Casper stayed outside with me while Marshall and Doc Simon inspected the abandoned bones. “Thank you, Casper,” I said. “Neither of us would have ever said anything without your interference. […]
  • Save a dance for me

    Tara R.
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    The story so far… Old Wives’ Tale I found my old friend standing beside his department truck, finishing up a phone call. “Yeah, out at the old Arness place,” he […]
  • Love you like a brother

    Tara R.
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:16 am
    The story so far… Old Wives’ Tale “Show me.” That was the only thing Mason said when Casper told him about what he and his crew found in the old […]
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    Rocky Mountain School of Photography » Blog

  • Let’s Get Close Up Part 1: Equipment

    website@rmsp.com
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    In the past, RMSP has published blogs from Steve Russell and Tony Rizzuto on creative ways to shoot close-up, from insects to using achromatic filters and double exposures. In this post I’ll discuss an easy and cost effective way to get closer to your subject using one of the most versatile pieces of close up equipment called extension tubes. Eliot Porter was very well known for his intimate portraits of nature, but Eliot’s quote about intimacy within the bigger picture definitely captures the attention of what all close-up or macro photographers strive for as well. “A detail is quite…
  • Introducing … Lee Silliman

    website@rmsp.com
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    For our last evening lecture of the 2014-15 Free Evening Lecture Series, we are pleased to introduce Lee Silliman. Lee has been involved with photography in Montana in a variety of different ways throughout the years – from creating to curating to preserving photographic works for a museum. His approach to photography is a thoughtful one, and his devotion to his process is admirable. And by admirable, I mean he takes an 8 x 10 view camera into the backcountry!  Read on ….   So, let’s start with the basics. Tell our audience who you are and where you are from? I grew up in…
  • 10 Places to Photograph in Des Moines, IA this Weekend

    website@rmsp.com
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    RMSP will be in Des Moines, Iowa on March 28 and 29 as part of our 2015 Photo Weekend Events program. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting than heading out to put those skills to the test. We thought it would be a fun idea to do a little e-scouting in Des Moines from Montana and give a few suggestions of places to photograph once classes are over. To scout from Missoula, we used Google Maps and Panoramio to see what other people had photographed in the area. And don’t forget that you can make any location feel…
  • Flash Photography Made Simple

    website@rmsp.com
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    Most photographers tend to shy away from using their on-camera flash and external speedlights. This is understandable given the fact that an uncontrolled flash often causes fake looking pictures with overexposed subjects and harsh shadows. The truth of the matter though, is that flash is easy! Understanding a few simple concepts will allow you take control of your flash and begin to create realistic and satisfying images. Two Exposures The easiest way to control the look of your images is to consider the flash exposure and the ambient exposure separately. The ambient exposure is controlled by…
  • 10 places to Photograph in Missoula, MT This Weekend

    website@rmsp.com
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    RMSP’s next Weekend Event is in our hometown, Missoula, Montana! The challenge of picking the 10 places to photograph this weekend was narrowing the locations down to only 10. All of the locations are near the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown, where the Photo Weekend is taking place, so they are easy to access at the end of the day when you are excited about photography and itching to get out there. Downtown- Downtown Missoula has a great combination of old and new architecture and tons of character. We frequently take students on the streets of Missoula to photograph. Caras Park- The Caras…
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    Neocamera

  • Mirrorless Camera Buying Guide - 2015 Edition | Neocamera

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

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Compact entry-level DSLR with a 24 MP APS-C sensor without anti-alias filter. 5 FPS drive and full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS. A 3.2" 1 MP rotating touchscreen LCD plus built-in WiFi.
  • Canon Powershot G7 X Review | Neocamera

    22 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Premium compact with a large 20 MP 1" CMOS sensor. Stabilized ultra-bright ultra-wide-angle 4.2X optical zoom lens. ISO 125-12800, 1/2000s-250s shutter-speed, 6.5 FPS and full 1080p HD @ 60 FPS. Dual-controls dials and a tilting 3" LCD.
  • Fuji X100T Review | Neocamera

    15 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The latest classically-styled fixed lens camera from Fuji packs a 16 MP sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF and a bright F/2 fixed 23mm lens. It offers a unique hybrid EVF/OVF with Digital Range Finder in a highly mechanical design.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review | Neocamera

    7 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The most compact interchangeable lens digital camera capable of 4K Ultra-HD video. Equipped with a 16 MP Four-Thirds CMOS sensor capable of 12 FPS. Its class-leading autofocus system is sensitive to -4 EV. Fitted with a 2.4 MP EVF with Eye-Start sensor and 1 MP 3" Rotating LCD.
 
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    Panoramic Images of the World

  • Mika Salmi Panoramic Photographer from Finland

    16 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Panorama of Utransaari 2 supplied by Panoramic Earth Mika Salmi recently joined the Panoramic Earth community, uploading some pictures from Finland. His photography mostly focuses on the areas around Lappeenranta, where he was born, and Joensuu, where he studied Information Technology. Photography has always been a hobby, and recently he has become much more interested in it, learning about panoramic photography and High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging in the last six years. Like most photographers, Mika says, “I'd like to think that I've done something right since some people have liked at…
  • Win Camera Gear Worth £3300 with 360Precision

    5 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Enter the 360Precision prize draw  for your chance to win over £3300 worth of camera gear and software. Open to everyone, this prize bundle is ideal for those wishing to try their hand at panoramic photography.The competition closes on October 23rd 2014 with the winner announced on October 27th.For panoramic photographers, this is one of the most comprehensive, light weight, panoramic photography kit bundles available. It includes camera gear, software, professional panorama hosting and support. But even if you are not a panoramic photographer there is always eBay, so it is…
  • Panoramic Earth Moves to HTML5

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:53 pm
    It has been a while coming, but Panoramic Earth is now moving to an HTML5 panorama viewing engine. Up to now the site has been using a Flash version of KRPano. While this has proved great for several years, Flash is not well supported by mobile devices, especially if made by Apple. As the number of mobile users has increased, so this anomaly has been a growing issue. Panorama of British Museum - Great Court from Stairs supplied by Panoramic Earth For a while it has been possible to render equirectangular spherical panoramic images in HTML5, but not cylindrical. This meant that only part of…
  • Google Maps Goes all 3D on London

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    Google Maps has given London a 3D makeover, allowing us to fly around the city like never before. Click on the Earth view of the map and, voilà, you are now flying through the virtual city as if in a computer game. All the buildings, bridges and landmarks within London are rendered and their perspectives change as you scroll around.London is the latest UK city to receive the new makeover, others include Birmingham, Leeds, Reading and Stoke-on-Trent. So now you do not need to go to the top of the Shard to see what London looks like, simply pull it up on Google Maps and move around.
  • Makarska and the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia

    8 Mar 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Makarska from the Statue of St Peter © Peter Watts Makarska is very picturesque town in the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia. Nestled between the Biokovo mountains and the Adriatic Sea at the mouth of the Makarska Riviera, it is a very popular tourist destination during the summer months. The whole area is steeped in history, having been occupied for thousands of years and is even written about in Egyptian and Cretan tablets. During Roman times it was called Muccurum, and remains of Roman rule can still be seen in the region, not least in Split which contains the…
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    Ralph Velasco

  • 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. Related posts: Interview with Ralph About Travel Photography on the A Fork on the Road Podcast   A Fork on the Road Podcast Interview    ... Morocco Interview on Amateur Traveler Podcast   Morocco Interview with Ralph…
  • Travel Photography Tips: Interview on 1000TravelTips.com

    RalphVelasco
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    Travel Photography Tips from Ralph Velasco     While at the Travel & Adventure Show in Long Beach I was asked to provide some basic travel photography tips for the up and coming website 1000TravelTips.com.  In the interview we discuss tips for taking better selfies (hey, they asked!), suggested apps that I use and more. Click the image or link above to have a listen, it’s just about 9 minutes long. Related posts: Interview with Ralph About Travel Photography on the A Fork on the Road Podcast   A Fork on the Road Podcast Interview    ... Travel and Adventure…
  • Announcing Our Newest Tour – Vietnam: North to South

    RalphVelasco
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:49 pm
        Vietnam: North to South with Ralph Velasco   November 29 – December 12, 2015   I’m really proud to announce our newest tour, Vietnam: North to South.  This is a trip that I really enjoyed scouting in December 2014.  I spent a lot of time photographing and experiencing the best of what Vietnam has to offer, but as usual, only including what I think the demographic of people who typically join my tours would enjoy.   Woman tending to her wares in Ha Noi, Vietnam.   We’ll start in the north, in the capital city of Ha Noi, a bustling city…
  • Photo Tips: Shoot Fast … 12 Seconds is All You Need

    RalphVelasco
    27 Dec 2014 | 4:46 pm
      Photo Tips: Shoot Fast … 12 Seconds is All You Need   Good travel photography is about being ready to capture moments as they happen.  Much of the time things are moving very quickly, and for the most part great subjects and interesting photo opportunities aren’t going to wait around for you to set up your camera, check the settings, adjust the lighting, pose your subject, etc., so being prepared is paramount. When I scout out a location in advance of a trip I’ll be leading is when I attempt to get the majority of my photography done, although I do let my…
 
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    Mike Moats

  • What is Fine Art Photography

    Mike Moats
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:12 am
    I know of photographers that call themselves fine art photographers, but I wonder what that term means.  Are they selling their images on expensive photo papers, or what is it that makes the images they produce fine art?  Let me know your idea of what is fine art photography. So is this fine art? If it is, why. Share through social media, click links at bottom of this article. Website, Workshops and E-Books Macro Photo Conference 2015 click here Macro Courses Online Click Here You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com To save 15% on Topaz products click here Like my…
  • Old Car City Photo Workshop

    Mike Moats
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:18 am
    Old Car City is not just an auto junkyard, but a museum of historic cars and trucks, and there is not another auto graveyard like Old Car City in the world. This is a very unique environment with six miles of trails through wooded areas just full of rusting art. The workshop will start on Thursday evening at 6pm with a meet and greet. Friday morning the group starts shooting, visiting where the classic shots  are,  learning the best ways to compose your shots, and that evening we will share images. Saturday we spend another day getting great images. Old Car City is located in White, Georgia…
  • Sometimes You Find Weird Stuff

    Mike Moats
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:16 am
    Sometimes you go to a place to shoot and find unexpected interesting things to shoot. While at the North Carolina Transportation Museum last year shooting the trains, my Friend Edgar and I found a vacant lot behind one of the buildings with an old bus, a rusty car and miscellaneous things lying around. There was an old window on the ground with a brick on the glass, and this beautiful colors running though the glass. Share through social media, click links at bottom of this article. Website, Workshops and E-Books Macro Photo Conference 2015 click here Macro Courses Online Click Here You can…
  • Places to Shoot

    Mike Moats
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:48 am
    If you live in or are visiting Texas, check out the CTC Auto Ranch about 40 miles or so northwest of Dallas. About 4000 cars to photograph. I think they charged me $10 to enter and shoot. ________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________…
  • Macro Boot Camp – Milwaukee

    Mike Moats
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:15 pm
    The “MACRO BOOT CAMPS” are three days of in depth learning, fun, and entertainment. You will need a camera, macro lens, tripod, as you will be shooting in the classroom. It is for the beginner to the intermediate photographer wanting to learn more about the macro world in nature. Holiday Inn Express, Milwaukee,WI (near airport)   May 1,2,3, Cost $199 TO SIGN UP FOR WORKSHOP GO TO www.MacroStoreOnline.com
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    Steve G. Bisig Photography

  • Barn and Silo, Adna, Washington, 2015

    Steve
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of a barn and silo on a farm along State Route 6 in rural Lewis County near Adna, Washington. This photo is one of a series of images from my Pacific Northwest black and white rural photography project titled Highway 6, Washington, 2015 Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Barn and Silo, Adna, Washington, 2015 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Evening on the Palouse No. 15, Steptoe Butte, Washington, 2014

    Steve
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A photograph of the evening views of the Spring Palouse farm lands in Whitman County near Colfax, Washington as seen from Steptoe Butte State Park. This photo is one of a series of images from my rural landscape photography project titled Evening on the Palouse, Steptoe Butte, Washington, 2014 Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Evening on the Palouse No. 15, Steptoe Butte, Washington, 2014 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Puget Sound, Browns Point Washington, 2015

    Steve
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of a large rock along the shores of the Puget Sound at Browns Point neat Tacoma, Washington. This photo is one of a series of images from my seascape photography project titled Browns Point Lighthouse Park, Washington, 2015 Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Puget Sound, Browns Point Washington, 2015 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Lowland Winter Forest No. 7, Tacoma, Washington, 2015

    Steve
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A photograph of the winter forest along the hiking trails in Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Washington. This photo is one of a series of images from my nature photography project titled Lowland Winter Forest, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, Washington, 2015 Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Lowland Winter Forest No. 7, Tacoma, Washington, 2015 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • The Rising Sun Shining on Little Tahoma, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2007

    Steve
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of the rising sun shining on Little Tahoma as viewed from Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington. This photo is one of a series of images from my black and white landscape photography project titled Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2007 Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post The Rising Sun Shining on Little Tahoma, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2007 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
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    Nature Photography - Olaf Bathke

  • It is still working!

    Olaf Bathke
    15 Mar 2015 | 1:42 am
    Check out this new image from Instagram The post It is still working! appeared first on Nature Photography - Olaf Bathke.
  • nature365 – Jim Brandenburgs newest project

    Olaf Bathke
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:33 am
    My dear friend Jim Brandenburg has launched a new project. It is an “every day project” from the father of all photography and nature related “every day projects” (Chased by the Light is probably the first of that kind) http://nature365.tv If you want further information about his new project listen to this interview with Jim. If you are interested in Jims work at all you can listen to an interview I took 2011 when he was on a visit in Schleswig Holstein. You need big ears like an elephant to listen to this video because of the bad audio quality. But I guess it is…
  • What was? What will be?

    Olaf Bathke
    31 Dec 2014 | 3:47 am
    2014 was a busy year. Lots of things happened. I am feeling so free, never felt so free in my life! Most things aren’t interesting in terms of photography. I won’t share them with you. Except three things: I have grown a beard. I love it! Others love it! So it will stay for a while. I found out that I am not allergic to strawberries after 15 years of avoiding them. It is such a great feeling being able to eat the most delicious fruit in the world again. After a long time of not being able to move I am totally into exercise and sports now. I haven’t felt fitter than before and this…
  • Collecting glas at the beach

    Olaf Bathke
    5 May 2014 | 1:02 pm
    On my last trip to Denmark I discovered a new obsession. While walking at the beach searching for inspiring objects there is plenty of time to fill. Searching for old sanded glas can be so addictive. There is living a nice thought in it: Time, patience and creative thoughts are the ingredients to transform something hurtful into something really beautiful. You can do similar things in photography.   The post Collecting glas at the beach appeared first on Nature Photography - Olaf Bathke.
  • Everthing must change

    Olaf Bathke
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:40 am
    Everything must Change “…No one stays the same!.. For that’s the way of time… There are not many things in life You can be sure of… Except, rain comes from the clouds Sun light up the sky Hummingbirds do fly” Listen to the great interpretation from Nils Landgren (Nils Landgren – Everything Must Change) that provides comfort. Excuses It has been a while since I have published something on my blog. There has been many changes in the last year. I am not in the mood to write much about it. The last time I have published something personal was a family status…
 
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    PHOTO JOURNEY

  • Rewind February and March 2015 || A Time to Celebrate

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:55 pm
    The "Rewind" is back after a gap of two months. Yes, this is the new name of our monthly look-back posts. Hope you like it. Let us know if you have other suggestions. We would love to hear from you.READ MORE =>>
  • How to reconnect files, when they are moved to a different location or Hard-drive?

    29 Mar 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Many times missing files in Catalog become a big trouble and most of the times people don't understand it clearly. This article will try to explain the reason behind Missing Files in Elements Organizer of Adobe Photoshop Elements and how to fix it. Let's Check...READ MORE =>>
  • How to Delete Preferences in Adobe Photoshop Elements || First workaround for any glitch in PSE

    28 Mar 2015 | 9:41 pm
    1. Close Editor2. Launch Adobe Photoshop Elements Welcome Screen.3. Hold down Ctrl+Shift+Alt keys and simultaneously click on the Edit button in Welcome screen of Adobe Photoshop Elements. Release the three keys and look behind the welcome screen by closing it. Or hold down the keys whilst double clicking on PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe (in Program Files x86\Adobe)4. You should see a pop up box with the words: Delete Adobe Photoshop Elements Settings File?5. Click on YesCheck if your problem is solved? If not, just comment back with exact problem and we shall try to find out something else.
  • A brief view of ruins in Old Fort Campus, Delhi (Capital City of India)

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:05 pm
    This photograph was shot 5 years back when we visited Old Fort in Delhi. It's very close to Pragati Maidan and Delhi-Zoo. There is a huge campus with ruins spread across the place. This is one of the huge building inside Old Fort campus. You can make out an estimate of height by looking at the size of couple sitting below it. More photographs of Old Fort can be checked at - here
  • Candid review of camera in Redmi Note 4G || Gadget Review

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    Recently my dad has got a Redmi Note 4G. Recently when I visited my parents in Himachal, I got a chance to try it;s camera and thought to share my experience with the main camera of Redmi Note 4G. In this post, we will only be talking about the main camera of this 5.5 inch device and full review will follow soon.READ MORE =>>
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    All About Images Blog

  • Creative Memories to Embrace Healthy Eating

    Mark Mizen
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:55 am
    Creative Memories Corn, Brussels Sprout, Tomato, and Rutabaga Albums In support of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative to reduce childhood obesity, Creative Memories has announced that effective today all albums will be named after vegetables. “We want to encourage healthy eating, and what better way to do that than by selling only vegetable themed products,” said Creative Memories President, Mark Legume. As part of this new sales effort, the Ruby Album will become Tomato, the Moss Album will be Brussels Sprout, and the Yellow Album will be Corn. Sand Shimmer will…
  • Are you a camerist?

    Mark Mizen
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:13 pm
    From the Pembina Pioneer Express in 1898, we know that Alex Harris of Carlisle, North Dakota is a “camerist.” I like that word better than photographer. The Pioneer Express also asks, “…is there not someplace on earth where cameras do not go?” Their answer – “No, nary a place.” If only the Pioneer Express newspaper writers from 1898 could see today’s world with the ever present camera phone.  They would know how truly right they were. Note: Many old newspapers, including the Pembina Pioneer Express, are available through Library of…
  • Polaroid, Kodak, and a Complete Disregard of the Patent System

    Mark Mizen
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    A Triumph of Genius details the epic patent battle between Polaroid and Kodak over the technology behind instant photography. This book is fascinating for two reasons. First, the legal battle is a classic example of corporate arrogance on Kodak’s part. Kodak recognized they might have difficulty with Polaroid’s patents but deluded themselves into believing that all of Polaroid’s patents were invalid. Simple statistics says this is unlikely. Even when Polaroid offered to settle with what appeared to be a reasonable offer, Kodak insisted on dragging the battle to the bitter…
  • Commercialization of Color

    Mark Mizen
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
    The Secret Language of Color: Science, Nature, History, Culture, Beauty of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, & Violet by Joann Eckstut and Arielle Eckstut details the importance of color, and it is disconcerting how commercialized it has become. No longer do we have red, orange, and yellow. We now have Target red, Home Depot orange, and Subway yellow. Similarly, when it comes to naming colors, marketing objectives take precedence over clear description. Could someone please explain why Hope Springs is a shade of burgundy and Dog’s Breath is yellow?  
  • Top 10 False Memories

    Mark Mizen
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Scientists have figured out how to implant false memories directly into the brain. With that, here are the top 10 false memories I would like, starting with a simple request. The Vikings 2012 playoff victory over the Green Bay Packers. George Bush’s defeat in the 2004 presidential election. Congress regulating the banking system to prevent another collapse after the 2008 financial crisis. Political reform in China following the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. A tax system that doesn’t reward the wealthy at the expense of everyone else. The Supreme Court decision for the FEC in…
 
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    The ProShow Blog

  • Exposed: 10 Best Sites to Get Your Photography Noticed

    Amanda J
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Whether you’re starting out in your photography career or looking to get more exposure and work, check out this list of sites. 1. Photographer Central www.photographercentral.com Photographer Central is a beautiful and easy website built to acquire new clients and network locally. Streamline the process of offering your services as a photographer while showing your best photos at the same time! Their filters are a unique feature that allows clients to find you based on style, price, location, availability, photo studio services and promotions you may offer for a limited time. 2.
  • How To Split Your Soundtrack Into Two Parts in ProShow

    Brandon
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    Split Track Here is a great tool for those that need a quick way to split a song into two parts without having to re-import the same song twice. When you split a song in ProShow Gold or ProShow Producer it takes a single song and splits it into two separate tracks giving you complete control over both parts. Before we run through the details, lets take a look at a couple scenarios that this would be great for: You have a video / slide sound in your show and you want the playback of the soundtrack to stop and start before and after the video or sound You want to completely remove an…
  • Show of the Week: Abbey Photography Promo Video

    Amanda
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:12 am
    A great promotional video showcases your best work and gives potential clients a glimpse of your photographic style. For example, this video from the award-winning team Abbey Photographers in New Jersey, showcases their classic style and some of their best shots. Videos like this can be used to post on your blog, website, Facebook page and more. ProShow makes it easy to make a promo video or commercial of your best photos + videos. With ProShow, the special effects and possibilities are really limitless. It’s what separates me from ordinary photographers. People seek Abbey Photographers…
  • How to Make a Proofing Slideshow for Your Photography Clients

    Amanda
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:24 am
    Whether you invite clients into your studio to watch a video slideshow of their images for the first time, or you send a digital proof for clients to watch in the comfort of their home, one thing remains the same – clients are usually so emotionally moved when they view their images in a moving video slideshow set the the right music, they are often brought to tears…in a good way! Tap into that emotion and lead a proofing and sales session with a slideshow viewing. How to Set Up a Proofing Slideshow in ProShow ProShow makes it super-simple to set up a proofing video slideshow in minutes.
  • New ProShow Theme: Always – Perfect for Weddings & Portraits

    Leslie
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    With Wedding season in full swing, we thought it the perfect time to offer you our new theme and ProShow FX set, suitable for weddings, portraits, basically everything else (it’s that versatile)! We’re so excited to introduce the ‘Always‘ theme – this beautiful new set of instant slideshow effects was co-designed with William Innes, an incredibly talented wedding photographer and Lumix Luminary whom we’re very honored to work with. Guided by a clean, modern and minimal aesthetic – this set of effects shows images and video clips stylishly in their…
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    Photographer Marketing Tips Social Media Pricing Guide SEO

  • How to Calculate Your Break-Even Point

    Lawrence
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:49 pm
    One of the most important tools in business is to calculate how fast you can break even [every year]. Basically, it means that you have to sell X-number of items before you can start turning a profit. This is different than ROI or ROIC. This helps you: identify realistic goals clarify target audience set reasonable prices target cost reductions In a nutshell, the formula is as follows: Below, I’ll list examples of fixed costs and variable costs. Break-Even Example Let’s imagine that you sell coffee. Your company’s fixed costs (per year), including salaries, is $100,000. The…
  • How to Calculate Sales Volume (Weighted Average)

    Lawrence
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:24 am
    It’s common perception that 80% of your business comes from 20% of your clients. This was popularized by the Pareto Principle (also known as Pareto Efficiency). There’s also another belief that 90% of the web content is produced by 10% of users (“1% Internet Culture Rule”), which is what Google Local Guides hopes to achieve. However, is there a way to empirically verify this? Certainly! Example + Tutorial I fabricated a scenario below. You can adjust the numbers to fit your needs. The goal is to calculate the weighted average. Weighted Average Explained Imagine that…
  • Building Loyal Followers

    Lawrence
    7 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    Recently, a small business owner asked me whether she should give away thank-you gifts for referrals. My response was outright no. I do believe in thank-you cards, but gifts should be spontaneous, such as, “I saw this item and thought of you!” The reason is because of the habit loop. If the reward is extrinsic (quantifiable), would referrals stop coming if, but not limited to: you stop giving gifts a competitor gives better gifts When it comes to competitive strategy, your goal is to create entrenched value. Entrenched value is having a competitive advantage (e.g., inimitability /…
  • 3 Most Important Financial Factors in Business

    Lawrence
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
    The goal of every business is to make money. I know. However, how do you accurately measure profitability? Recently, I came upon a book that explained these axioms very nicely. It’s called The Goal – An Process of Ongoing Improvement. It is a fun novel with embedded strategies about business and operational constraints. Net Profit It’s not as simple as how many small businesses operate their finances (money in minus money out = profit). Wrong. There are many other factors to consider, such as depreciation, discount rate, cost of goods sold, and so forth. While this is a good…
  • Better Marketing or Better Product First?

    Lawrence
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    I’ve heard constant debates in the photography industry on whether it is more important to first: have good gear in order to take great pictures or to have good marketing in order to have positive cash flow Unfortunately, these are all decisions of bootstrapped businesses. I’ll tell you that right off the bat that having your bottom line covered is the best approach. You wouldn’t be pressured to act a certain way if money wasn’t an issue. However, I know that that isn’t always the case. Can You Sell Ice to Eskimos? In the sales and marketing world, it’s a…
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    Mobile-Friendly Web Design Portfolio by StylePeterson

  • 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…
  • The Genius of Design

    StylePeterson
    14 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    Why Good Design Matters Design plays an essential role in every aspect of our lives. The BBC created a series of fascinating series on the history of design entitled “The Genius of Design.” It is a fascinating look at the role design plays in modern industry and culture. This five part series start with the video embedded below.   The post The Genius of Design appeared first on Mobile-Friendly Web Design Portfolio by StylePeterson.
  • 2015 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival

    StylePeterson
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:56 am
    The Annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival held annually in Essex County’s Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey, is to my eye one of the natural wonders of the New York City metro area. Hosting more than 4000 cherry blossom trees, this park becomes a spring season wonder that any photographer would not want to miss. The dates for the 2015 2015 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival are April 11, 2015 – April 22, 2015. Be there if you can!   The post 2015 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival appeared first on Mobile-Friendly Web Design Portfolio by StylePeterson.
  • Google to Penalize Non-Mobile Websites

    StylePeterson
    8 Mar 2015 | 11:48 pm
    “Your Website Must be Mobile-Friendly.” So Saith Google… Google has made it official. According to the Official Google Webmaster Central Blog, a new search algorithm will be used starting April 21, 2015 to give higher ranking to mobile friendly (smartphone, iPhone and tablet compatible) websites. Mobile devices are becoming the tool of choice for consumer use of Web. If Google does not meet the demand for mobile-friendly websites that are relevant and timely, it will cease to be relevant to smartphone and tablet users. Here is the announcement exactly as it appeared on the…
 
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    Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family Photographer NYC, NY & NJ

  • Recently Engaged? Save 50% on Your Marriage Proposal

    Diego Molina
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    Budget Friendly Engagement Proposal Photo Shoot Promotion 1 Hour Engagement Photo Shoot with Outfit Changes and Digital Images from Diego Molina Photography (50% Off) 60-minutes on location photo shoot Personalized engagement photo album 5×7 (20 Pictures) CD with 20 digitals 30-minute studio viewing session Whether you’re in search of a wedding photographer or recently got […] The post Recently Engaged? Save 50% on Your Marriage Proposal appeared first on Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family Photographer NYC, NY & NJ.
  • ( Hoboken Maternity Photographer | Hoboben, NJ ) New Mommy

    Diego Molina
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Hoboken maternity photography & family portraits in Pier C Park, Hoboken. NJ. Our professional photography studio specializing in maternity, baby, family, and natural light newborn photography. The post ( Hoboken Maternity Photographer | Hoboben, NJ ) New Mommy appeared first on Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family Photographer NYC, NY & NJ.
  • 9-day-old Angel ( West New York Newborn Photography | West New York, NJ )

    Diego Molina
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Newborn & family photography in West New York, NJ. Everyone knows that newborn babies are just beautiful and this handsome young infant was no exception. With his adorable petite face and peaceful temperament, his photo session was just perfect. The post 9-day-old Angel ( West New York Newborn Photography | West New York, NJ ) appeared first on Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family Photographer NYC, NY & NJ.
  • Weehawken Children Photographer – Child Photo Session in Weehawken, NJ

    Diego Molina
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Weehawken Children Photographer, Child Photography session in Weehawken's Water Front Park. New Jersey Leading Photographer specializing in beautiful and timeless maternity, newborn, baby & family portraits. The post Weehawken Children Photographer – Child Photo Session in Weehawken, NJ appeared first on Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family Photographer NYC, NY & NJ.
  • Newport Green Park ( Jersey City Childrens Photographer, Jersey City Child Photography )

    Diego Molina
    21 Feb 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Jersey City Childrens Photographer, Newport Green Park Child Photography Session. This charming duo of cousins was full of smiles. We shot at a park in Jersey City, NJ on a beautiful late fall morning for a children photography session!. I was very impressed with how well they got along; their facial expressions were stunning! It is always rewarding to photograph kids. They are so full of energy and happiness. The post Newport Green Park ( Jersey City Childrens Photographer, Jersey City Child Photography ) appeared first on Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family…
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    Kansas City Sports Photographer | Mark Shaiken Photography

  • Iceland – The Land of Fire and Ice

    Mark Shaiken
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:46 am
    Snaefellsnes Peninsula Our last full day in Iceland and we hooked up again with our guide, Villi Godi, and headed north on the west side of Iceland to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.  The Peninsula is very Iceland, with lots of coastline, snow capped mountains, some waterfalls, and some small Icebergs.  We had the most amazing Fish […]
  • Adventure New Zealand

    Mark Shaiken
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:18 pm
    We find ourselves halfway around the world in a different country, time zone, hemisphere, and day.  Welcome to New Zealand, and my occasional blog of our adventure.  There will likely be no sports images for a couple of weeks as we take in this far away land and meet up with Zac for the first […]
  • four more months

    Mark Shaiken
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:25 pm
    do :: or :: diso is officially 8 months old. I am very proud of the reception the online magazine has gotten from photographers and others and the subscription rate has remained constant. True, Sports Illustrated has not yet called to inquire about an acquisition of my publication, but maybe,  I am not selling just […]
  • Jose Canseco and the T-Bones

    Mark Shaiken
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:53 pm
    August 3, the Kansas City T-Bones sponsored a home run derby featuring Jose Canseco, formerly one of the two bash brothers of the Oakland A’s, author of Juiced (a tell all book about steroids in baseball and his personal use).  The T-Bones are Kansas City’s independent minor league baseball team playing out of Kansas City, […]
  • do : : or : : diso — the first 4 months

    Mark Shaiken
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:14 pm
    do : : or : : diso, my monthly sports photography ezine is now 4 months old.  It has been a labor of love . . . mostly love.  Thanks to Jason Lillie for all the help in making the ezine so simple to create each month that even I can do it without too […]
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    Image Fusion Studio - Dallas professional photography

  • Arkansas Personal Rights Protection Act

    Dave
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    Here we go. Of the rails again. I don’t normally take to this blog to write about wholly political issues. I have tried to make this blog and website in general really about great photography and help to give photographers, both professional and hobbyists some ideas and tips from my experience that will help them expand their understanding of this great field that I am privileged to be a part of. But now is the time that I feel as a professional photographer the need to really speak out in the strongest possible terms about something that a state government is attempting to hoist on…
  • MY Popular Images at 500PX.com

    Dave
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:52 pm
    500PX (Said as 500Pixels for the uninitiated) is a photosharing site rather like flickr that I belong to.  500px has an algorithm in place to allow recently uploaded photos of a high standard to be displayed at the forefront of the site. Views, likes and favorites all contribute to a photo’s rating or ‘Pulse’. The higher the Pulse the more likely it is to get to the “Popular” page and the higher the chance it has of being seen by other users. This is a great place to see other photographers work,  and to see that sometimes I can actually get to play on the…
  • Building Websites for Photographers

    Dave
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    One topic comes up all of the time is the question of websites for photographers and how the photographer goes about getting online. This is especially critical for new photographers trying to enter the business. Even veteran photographers are always looking for a way to build effective, engaging, and business enhancing websites. The answer always comes up in discussions about photographer websites is to contact one of the template site hosting companies that cater to photographers. There are many of them out there some are better than others but for the most part those sites, while making…
  • Comp cards are crucial for Models and Actors

    Dave
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    For Models and actors Comp Cards are the single most important piece of marketing material you should have.  Followed closely by professional business cards. A while ago I wrote an article entitled Photographers and their Business cards that has become,  for some,  the standard in  deciding how to approach business card design for photographers (as well as other artists).  Just as business cards are essential for photographers from a marketing AND creditability standpoint comp cards (zed cards) are as if not more important for models and actors because quite frankly, your first…
  • What to do when the phone doesn’t ring

    Dave
    14 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    What A professional photographer can do when the phone doesn’t ring It happens to all professional photographers at some point.  The phone just stops ringing.  You check it every so often and yep is does work… but no one is calling YOU. The panic starts to set in … what if no one EVER calls?  What if you are just done? At first you try to think that it is a temporary lull a couple of slow days… but what if it continues? It is a very disheartening place to think that everything you have done has become ineffective.  You start to question your work and the quality of your work.
 
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    LensRentals Blog

  • Announcing C-4 Precision Optics

    Roger Cicala
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:59 am
    Or, What I Did Over Winter Slow Season Those of you who read my blog regularly know I'm not a huge fan of sameness. But new lens releases, lately, have tended to have a lot of sameness. Don't get me wrong, there have been some excellent lenses released; marked improvements and refinements have taken place. Other than (arguably) the Canon 11-24 f/4 lens, though, there haven't been a whole lot of exciting new designs that aren't like anything else on the market. Most of you also know that I'm friends and coworkers with Brian Caldwell (the man who designed the Coastal Optics 60mm Macro,…
  • Just the Lenses: The Great 200mm Shoot Out

    Roger Cicala
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    For those of you who haven't read our 'Just the Lenses' posts before, these take advantage of our Trioptics Imagemaster optical bench to compare lenses from different camera mounts with no camera involved. Why is that different? Because all other forms of testing (DxO, Imatest, or even photography) tests the camera-lens combination. Sensor architecture, micro lenses, in-camera image processing and other thin