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  • 6 Simple and Useful Tricks for Nikon DSLRs

    Photography Life
    John Bosley
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Our perception of any piece of technology is greatly influenced by it’s ease of use and overall user experience. For example, when I bought my first DSLR, my decision came down to Canon vs Nikon. I tried Sony, Pentax and Olympus and didn’t like them for one reason or another, but I knew that I could be happy shooting with either Canon or Nikon. How did I finally end up making my decision? The menu system. I preferred Nikon’s menus and navigation over Canon’s, so I bought a D40. Now, eight years and tens of thousands of dollars later, I’m still a Nikon guy, all…
  • Canon's 'something BIG' is... a photography competition. Oh well.

    Digital Photography Review
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Just when Canon India had us all excited... it looks like the company's 'something BIG is coming' teaser was referring to a competition. 'Photomarathon India' is open for registration from August 5th, and prizes include a trip to Japan, worth $5000. This is great news for Indian photographers, but likely to disappoint those of us hoping that 'something BIG' might refer to new hardware. Oh well. 
  • San Francisco Details

    Images In Light
    Ross Murphy
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
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  • Best Focal Length for Portraits

    Improve Photography
    Chris Mazzarella
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. One of the most important things to consider when shooting portraits is selecting a lens with an appropriate focal length. Changing the focal length can have a dramatic impact on the look and feel of an image, so we’ll sort through some of the nuances in this article to help you decide which lens will work best for your situation. Wide to Normal Focal Lengths (10-25mm) Wide lenses are typically a bad choice for shooting portraits. They allow you to get close to your subject…
  • DSC-H2 Shutter release button

    Camera Hacker: Forums
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:19 am
    got a H7.. the button came off last month after 6.5 years. I'm still clicking but its uncomfortable pressing the sharp edge.. but i didnt think it is a flaw fro . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
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    In Focus

  • Photos of the Week: 7/26-8/1

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    This week's edition includes a Canadian hitch-hiking robot, a British pier fire, Swiss Alpine wrestling, Irish Bog Snorkeling, German crop circles, and much more. [35 photos] Workers walk down stairs to a parking structure as water cascades down on them on the UCLA campus after flooding from a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard inundated a large area of the campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on July 29, 2014. The 30-inch (75-centimeter) 93-year-old pipe that broke made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons of water across the school's…
  • Death Toll in Gaza Climbs, Israel Calls up More Troops

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    More than three weeks have passed since Israel launched its current offensive against Gaza, after a series of cross-border kidnappings and killings. In that time, Reuters reports that more than 1,400 Palestinians have been killed, nearly 7,000 wounded, the majority of them civilians. In Israel, 56 soldiers and 3 civilians have also lost their lives, another 400 wounded. The New York Times reports that Israel has struck 3,577 targets, while 2,753 rockets have been launched from Gaza into Israel. Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian…
  • Hollywood Streets, 1979-1983

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    In the late 1970s, Matt Sweeney dropped out of high school with dreams of becoming a movie maker. While working in gas stations and restaurants in San Jose, California, he found out about Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope education/training/intern program, and moved to Hollywood to pursue that. Matt wanted to work behind the camera, so he started practicing with a Nikon F2 camera, shooting Kodachrome slides. Inspired by photographers like Garry Winogrand, Minor White, and Elliott Erwitt, he set out to document the world around him on the streets of Hollywood, photographing scenes from 1979…
  • Scenes From 21st-Century China

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    The People's Republic of China, the most populous country, and the second-largest economy, in the world, is a vast, dynamic nation that continues to grow and evolve. In this, the latest entry in a semi-regular series on China, a homemade 3-ton tank, a man inflating tires with his nose, a massive teapot-shaped building, nearsightedness-prevention devices, a replica Sphinx, and much more. This collection offers only a small view of people and places across the country over the past few months. [35 photos] A resident walks along a railway track surrounded by trees on both sides, in Nanjing,…
  • Eid al-Fitr and the end of Ramadan 2014

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    The Muslim three-day Eid al-Fitr festival, marking the end of the month of Ramadan, began today in parts of the world where sightings of the new moon were made. During Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, devout Muslims must abstain from food, drink, and sex from dawn until sunset. The fast, one of the five pillars of Islam, is seen as a time for spiritual reflection, prayers, and charity. After sunset, Muslims traditionally break the fast by eating three dates, performing the Maghrib prayer, and sitting down to Iftar, the main evening meal, where communities and families gather together.
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    The Big Picture

  • Conflict continues in Gaza

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    The conflict in the Mideast has intensified in the last month with turbulent fighting in Gaza strip. Over 800 Palestinians have been killed and over 5,000 injured, according to Palestinan health officials. World leaders have been working on a truce between Hamas and Israel to end the bloodshed. --Leanne Burden Seidel (36 photos total) Smoke and flames are seen following what police said was an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 8. Israel bombarded dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip on, stepping up what it said might become a long-term offensive against Islamist Hamas…
  • Typhoon Rammasun

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Rammasun hit China late last week with winds up to 130 miles per hour -- the strongest typhoon to hit the country in four decades. The storm was blamed for killing more than 150 people as it did major damage to the Philippines and Vietnam. Another storm named Matmo came ashore in southeastern China today after passing across Taiwan overnight. --Lloyd Young (33 photos total) A man pushes his electric bicycle against strong wind and heavy rainfalls along a flooded seaside street as Typhoon Rammasun hits Haikou, Hainan province on July 18. A super typhoon slammed into China on Friday as the…
  • Malaysian jet crashes in Ukraine

    18 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Four months after the tragic disappearance of a Malaysian jet in the Indian Ocean, a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 crashed in eastern Ukraine killing all 298 aboard. According to Ukrainian and US officials, the plane was shot down by a Russian-made antiaircraft missile. Along with coping with this devastating loss, tensions increased in the region setting off even more concerns internationally. --Leanne Burden Seidel (28 photos total) People inspect the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, July 17. A passenger plane carrying 298 people was shot down as it flew…
  • Tour de France 101st edition

    16 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    It’s been a race of survival in this year's tour at the halfway point. Two of the race favorites; Christopher Froome, last year's winner, and former winner Alberto Contador have both crashed out. Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the yellow jersey, is the overall leader through 11 stages of the race that now heads towards the high mountains and concludes in Paris on July 27. --Lloyd Young (38 photos total) Giant Shimano procycling team rider Marcel Kittel of Germany celebrates after winning the 1st stage of the 101st edition of the 2014 Tour de France cycling race between Leeds and Harrogate,…
  • World Cup final is set

    9 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    It will be Germany and Argentina in the World Cup final this Sunday at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Argentina beat the Netherlands today during penalty kicks after extra time, and Germany dispatched Brazil yesterday during a 7-1 rout that shocked the host country. --Lloyd Young (30 photos total) Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez celebrates with Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero after scoring the last penalty during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 9. Argentina reached the World Cup final on…
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    Digital Photography Review

  • What The Duck #1330

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    We've come to the end of another week here at dpreview, and as our thoughts drift to weekend shooting opportunities, it's time to take things a little less seriously. Aaron Johnson's comic strip ‘What the Duck’ is just the thing, taking a gently satirical look through the lens of a photographically inclined waterfowl. You can find it published here (and in our newsletter) every week; we hope you enjoy it, and your weekend.
  • Canon's 'something BIG' is... a photography competition. Oh well.

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Just when Canon India had us all excited... it looks like the company's 'something BIG is coming' teaser was referring to a competition. 'Photomarathon India' is open for registration from August 5th, and prizes include a trip to Japan, worth $5000. This is great news for Indian photographers, but likely to disappoint those of us hoping that 'something BIG' might refer to new hardware. Oh well. 
  • Samsung NX Mini real-world gallery updated with 17mm F1.8 samples

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:14 am
    You'd know just by looking at it that the Samsung NX Mini is the slimmest and lightest interchangeable lens camera on the market. Tucked inside is a 1"-type, 20MP CMOS sensor along with Wi-Fi with NFC and 1080/30p video. The aptly named Mini also introduces a new NX-M lens mount. We've updated our existing NX Mini samples gallery with images from the 17mm F1.8 prime. See gallery
  • Lens Rentals Canada halts service citing 'serious issues' with Canada Post

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Lens Rentals Canada has announced that it is temporarily not accepting new orders. A brief notice on cites 'serious issues' with Canada Post Corporation, and states that current orders will be shipped using Purolator Courier. An email that a reddit user claims was sent to him by Lens Rentals Canada is more to the point, stating that a Canada Post employee has stolen equipment in transit. No estimated timeframe has been given as to when orders will be accepted again. Read more
  • Adobe Camera Raw 8.6 and DNG Converter 8.6 now available

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Adobe has made final release versions of Camera Raw 8.6 and DNG Converter 8.6 available. This update adds support for the Nikon D810, Panasonic Lumix AG-GH4 (GH4 with interface unit) and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000, as well as several bug fixes. Color profiles are added for the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III, A7S and Alpha SLT-A77 II. Also included are a number of new lens profiles. Learn more
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes It’s here!! Scott’s newest book, The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes, has started shipping and hitting bookstore shelves. I know he talked about it here the other day, but today we’re going to give away FIVE FREE COPIES to some lucky commenters! Just leave a comment letting us know you want the book and why, and we’ll pick five of you next week.Photographing Motion Outdoors with Joe McNally This class is all about different ways of capturing motion with a still camera. Join Joe McNally for a day of…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Blake Rudis!

    Brad Moore
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I cannot begin to start writing this post without saying thank you for this opportunity to both Brad and Scott. I threw my seat back when I saw the email come in from Brad asking if I could share my story, I think I ran around my basement (my office) holding my head pinching myself asking over and over if this was even real. After reading this post you will understand completely!Tuesday, March 18th 2014, we were sitting on the edge of the bed having a discussion about time and just how limited it was.“Babe, I have 3 things going on in my life right now that stretch me in every direction. I…
  • It’s Here! My New Book “The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes” is in stock!

    Scott Kelby
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    It arrived in bookstores sooner than we thought (yay!), and it’s here now, complete with bonus selective color image no one was expecting (and at no extra cost).Here’s the link to it on (both Print and Kindle version are in stock) and the Nook eBook version is available now at  Barnes & and the print edition should be available there any minute.What’s the book all about? Check out the video below. :)Thanks to everybody around the world who has supported this book series from the start, and who enabled me to bring you this fifth part to the series.
  • Seven Quick Things To Start Your Monday Off Right

    Scott Kelby
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    1. Did you miss Thursday’s “Photoshop World-a-thon?” If you missed Thursday you missed out on a ton of Photoshop and Photography tips. Besides what “The Photoshop Guys” did live on the air (including my live shoot with a “Big ‘ol soft box”) a bunch of our instructors shared video clips of tips to air on the show, and it was literally packed-full of cool stuff (the idea of course, being we’d give you a sample of the stuff we’re teaching in our classes at Photoshop World Las Vegas and that you give you some idea of what we do for three…
  • Probably My Most Embarrassing Photography Story Ever

    Scott Kelby
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I thought’d I’d better tell this story myself before it takes on a life of its own, so on this past Wednesday’s episode of “The Grid” I went ahead and spilled the beans. I have already taken quite a bit of ribbing about it (including emails from friends poking fun, people calling, and even images sent my way), but I feel the only way to deal with this is to just put it out there, take my lumps, and try to move on.So, here’s a short excerpt from The Grid (above) where I explain what is probably my most embarrassing photography story ever (and those of you…
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  • Last Week

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

    11 Jul 2014 | 5:46 pm
    It’s nice to be back home after so long on the road.  I was able to get out last weekend for a little bit with my Hasselblad.   There is something so satisfying about the ‘thunk’ sound the shutter makes.   It is a great way to get out and relax for a little while on the weekends. I was inspired to shoot some film after my friend David send me Johnny Patience‘s latest article on metering for film.   I decided to get out and shoot some of my favorite local familiar places. Today’s Configuration: Hasselblad 501cm with a Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm shot on Portra 400…
  • One Friday Night in Tokyo

    5 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
    Readers of ShootTokyo often drop me emails when they are coming to Tokyo to see if I want to meet up and go shooting.  I don’t get to do this nearly as often as I want do as my personal and professional life can be pretty demanding.   I really wish I could accommodate all of the requests but sometimes my life is just far too busy. One of my regular readers Len was in town and happened to catch me at the right time.  He was also very flexible with his schedule which I really appreciated so one Friday night after work I got to get out and shoot a little bit him with. They were kind…
  • Finally I get some Sushi

    2 Jul 2014 | 5:41 pm
    After a month on the road you really miss the comforts of home.   The one thing I really missed aside from my family was Japanese food.  I was dying for some sushi.  I starting eating more and more fish after a while during my trip to the US as I was really getting tired of heavy food. Today’s Configuration: Ricoh GR I took off the first day I had back in Tokyo and went on a date with Mayumi…   I really didn’t want to go to a fancy place and have a heavy meal but rather I just wanted a nice sushi lunch. If you haven’t been to kaiten sushi before it is fantastic.  …
  • San Francisco Leftovers

    1 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    It is so nice to be home after so long away.  It was probably the longest trip I have been on in a very long time.   I will have another trip to India in a couple of weeks.  I will have a lot of travel as I settle into my new job so need to cherish the time I have at home with my family. I am always taking photos when I am out and about.   I end up with a lot of photos that don’t fit into a theme.   With many of my posts having 20 or 30 pictures I end up with a lot of leftovers that I don’t post.  Sometimes I really enjoy these shots so I think I am going to start doing…
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  • 13 Things You Should Know About Being Married to a Wedding Photographer

    1 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    So what goes on behind-the-scenes in the life of a wedding photographer? His clients may know him to be outgoing and creative, but being married to the wedding photographer may be an entirely different experience. Here’s 10 things you should know about being married to a wedding photographer: 1. They’ll be out of town a lot. If you’re married to a great wedding photographer, then his schedule will be booked for months and months. He’ll be away on destination weddings or for engagement location shoots. He’ll almost not be around, so you need to get your schedules straight if you want…
  • When Your Camera and Lens Can’t Give You the Depth of Field You Need…You Need Helicon Focus from HeliconSoft

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    For many types of photographs, the goal is to control depth of field and create a good balance between the background and the primary subject or object. You want the perfect bokeh effect in portraits to give photos more dimensionality, so the subject pops from the background. Sports and action photography also requires a blurred background, so athletes don’t blend into the crowd behind them, losing the effect of their movement or the winning moment. The correct depth of field for these types of images are within the capabilities of your camera and lenses and it doesn’t require much…
  • 9 Steps for awesome bird photography

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    Bird photography has always been a special niche among wildlife photographers. You have to be fascinated by birds to be truly passionate about capturing them, especially since it isn't the easiest thing to do. If you're thinking about starting bird photography, we have 9 tips that will help you get awesome images in no time. 1. Gear Let's start with the tools. Just like with most wild animals, you can't get really close without arousing suspicion and having the bird eventually fly away. That's why you have to keep a certain distance between you and your subject. That translates into using a…
  • How to Start a Home-Based Photography Business – and Make It a Success

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    If there is one word that may best describe the new business world of the early 21st century, then it is “entrepreneur.” Surprisingly, we have the Great Recession to thank for this trend, as many people had to start their own businesses as an alternative to finding a job. With the economy now in full recovery, new entrepreneurs are starting companies as an opportunity, not a necessity. In fact, that was the case with 78% of all entrepreneurs during 2012, the largest percentage during the previous 14 years. In addition, more women than ever are entrepreneurs/business owners: 9.1 million…
  • 6 Photography tips you can learn from Henri Cartier-Bresson

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    In case you didn’t know, Henri Cartier-Bresson is known for being the father of photojournalism. His appreciations on composition, street photography and life itself are a sample that art can be blended with science easily. Cartier-Bresson once said that “photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event”. He surely was a philosopher. He worked on assignments for major publishers and documented some of the most relevant events of the twentieth century. As a founder of the Magnum agency, he left a magnificent legacy for our society.
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    Silber Studios

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  • Sports Photographer Jamie Cohen Reveals Tricks to Her Trade

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="166"] Image from[/caption]   Sport photographers are a dime a dozen. In order to separate yourself from the rest, you need to stand out. Jamie Cohen joins us this week to discuss her trick to do just that. Professional athletes are wired to intimidate. I mean they have to right? How else will they get their opponents to respect them? So you can see how challenging it must be for a photographer to get these physical specimens to loosen up and show some emotion. Jamie Cohen has the ability to do that and make it look easy; evident by…
  • Will Smart Phones Dethrone GoPro Cameras In a Flash?

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Image from   It’s the revolutionary camera that has taken the world by storm. Portable, convenient, and versatile; GoPro cameras are the latest buzz. But with technology constantly progressing, how long will they be around before joining the likes of Sir Typewriter and Madam Floppy Disk? Fstoppers’ Lee Morris gives his take on GroPro’s destined failure here.
  • Key To Success – Organization

    15 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    From photographers to CEOs, organization goes a long way; especially at work. It’s hard enough trying to keep track of deadlines and meetings, let alone creative ideas. Throw in your personal life and suddenly the window ledge on the top floor looks like a sanctuary. Thankfully, there is a safer and better solution. Alykhan Jetha, CEO of Marketcirle, created an application with productivity in mind. His Daylite app allows users to quickly organize schedules, contacts, projects, emails, and even opportunities. The user-friendly interface makes organization ridiculously easy, something…
  • How to Sell Your Fine Art, Part II.

    11 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Welcome to our part deux of our “How to Sell Your Fine Art” series. In this segment, we will be talking a little more in depth about target demographics, ways to advertise your work, and your greatest assets that are right at your fingertips. Arthaus Gallery space, San Francisco, CA There are different audiences for different galleries. Different demographics are attracted to a certain photograph’s (and sometimes a certain gallery’s) aesthetic. For example, when speaking with the curator of Ansel Adams’ Gallery, Bill noted that they absolutely have a true…
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  • Weddings, a Great Skill Set and Video Marketing

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:20 am
    I've never met Rob Jones, but if we were both in a pub at the same time right now you'd think we were old friends. That might be the best thing about social media - he's in the UK, I'm in the US and in this case, Facebook made the world a whole lot smaller. Rob is a wedding photographer and sent me an IM asking if I had any suggestions for getting some help for his website. A few comments back and forth and we started talking about his business. He mentioned having an outstanding year and already being in solid shape for 2015. One of the keys to his success is video marketing, which he very…
  • Shutterfest 2015 - Are you registered?

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:52 pm
    I just heard that Shutterfest is 80% booked and unlike any convention you've been to in the past, when it's full, that's it, nobody else is coming to the event. In a post two weeks ago I wrote:Remember the original Burger King slogan, “Have it your way?”  Well, Sal, Taylor and their team have taken education to a level where you can customize what you need and have it your way. You can pick the classes you need the most; experience hands-on shooting with friends; check out a model like you would a library book and practice a new technique you’ve learned at the…
  • Throwback Thursday - Dive Trips, Dive Buddies and Photography

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    I once heard somebody say that scuba diving wasn't a hobby, but a sickness. Well, I can definitely testify that if nothing else, it's an obsession. Although I haven't been in the water with a tank on in a few years, there was a stretch where a whole bunch of us headed out several times a year and traveled all over the world. In the mid 90's we were diving so much that one of the live-aboard fleets actually gave us a dive club discount.Well, in honor of Throwback Thursday, I went digging through some old files and here's what I found. This one is so Throwback that it demonstrates the only tool…
  • Using Art to Change the World

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    Over a year ago in "Nick's Picks" I published this video and last night, wandering through my archives, I was reminded about this particular piece. It's one of the most inspirational videos I've ever watched. Nick Vedros is one of the finest commercial photographers in our industry. He also believe in feeding your brain and he's constantly in cyberspace searching for gems like this one. His original email said, "Check this video out, it's about J.R the French 'Grafitti' Photographer on TED talks, if you haven't seen it already, very inspiring! Make sure you see it to the end. It really…
  • The Key To Dealing With the Challenges of Being a Photographer, Artist and Business Owner

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    © Ivelin Radkov - My wife, Sheila, got me into feeding my long-time starving spiritual side several years ago. Since then writers like Melody Beattie and Marianne Williamson have become regular reading. Well, yesterday I read something Melody Beattie wrote: "Problems were made to be solved. Life was made to be lived. Although sometimes we may be in over our heads-yes, we may even go under for a few moments and gulp a few mouthfuls of water, we won't drown. We're wearing- and always have been wearing - a life jacket. That support jacked is called "God". Okay, so I know at this…
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    Stuck in Customs

  • Spending the Night on the North Island

    Trey Ratcliff
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The North Island of New Zealand I need to spend more time in the North! I feel so New-Zealand-Lame! I spend SO much time in the South Island, exploring all the mountains and everything… so I am feeling like I am a little lost up there, you know? I gotta get my act together! Daily Photo – Spending the Night on the North Island I stayed for the night with my friend Stu Robertson at his amazing secret hidaway. It was awesome. We shot of fireworks and made all kinds of really bad decisions… at one point in the night, things were so lovely that I stopped for a moment to take this…
  • The Temple Rises and the new MacPhun Review!

    Trey Ratcliff
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    New Macphun Review! Check out the Macphun Review here on the site. It’s been a long time since I’ve been excited about a nice piece of software… You can also pop right over to buy it at MacPhun Creative Kit! Here’s a few sneak peaks of what it looks like… more inside the review! Daily Photo – The Temple Rises at ปราสาทสัจธรรม I just visited this rather AMAZING temple here in Thailand. This is called Wang Boran. After I got down through the trees to explore more, I was completely shocked at this place. Wow… Maybe you can get a…
  • Kayaking to the Deserted Island

    Trey Ratcliff
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Repeats of the Videos Here’s two of the videos I made on Bora Bora – the main video then the Behind-the-Scenes! I have these on these also on the DJI Phantom Review page! Flying the Quadcopter – behind the scenes Sorry it starts out with some stuff about my Sony A7r, so you can just skip that bit if you wish! Daily Photo – Kayaking to the Deserted Island Here's a photo I took from the back of the kayak where my daughter was rowing in the front. She's only 8, but I was making her do all the work while I took this photo haha! We rowed over to that little island…
  • The View from Tiananmen Square

    Trey Ratcliff
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    John Oliver – Tiananmen Square Here’s a funny video about what is happening in China now around the Tiananmen Square issue… (I could not embed it for some reason) Daily Photo – The View from Tiananmen Square Two military police stand guard in the square here, with the photo of Chairman Mao in the background. What I find very amazing every time I go back to Beijing (I've been six times now) is how young people there are really into Chairman Mao, talking about how awesome he was. This most recent time, my hosts saddled me with this 28 year old Chinese female…
  • A Mosque in the Atlas Mountains

    Trey Ratcliff
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Up in the air during the daily call to prayer One of the coolest things about being in Marrakech was being up high when the mosques call their faithful to come pray many times per day. From the top of every mosque you hear all kinds of sounds and songs… I have no idea what they are saying, but it does sound kind of awesome. Daily Photo – A Mosque in the Atlas Mountains It was a long and windy drive from Aït Benhaddou to Marrakech, but it was totally stunning. There were about ten other places I wanted to stop in the mountains, but I didn't have the time. But maybe this one…
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    Improve Photography

  • Action Photography Techniques and Gear [IP72]

    Jim Harmer
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. As promised in the last episode, here I talk about the technical side of sports and action photography.  The techniques learned in this episode are especially applicable to people who want to shoot kids running around, sports, or wildlife photography. What’s in this Episode How to freeze motion with flash A real-life comparison of high speed sync flash vs. non-high speed sync Studio strobes for action photography vs. speedlights How to achieve tack sharp focus on moving…
  • Great Dance Recital Photographs in Nine Easy Steps

    Kevin Reilly
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. If you ever get a chance to photograph a dance recital, make sure you jump, pirouette or even two-step at the chance.  That’s because photographing a dance recital is a wonderful opportunity to enhance your photographic skills, and make a whole bunch of kids extremely happy at the same time. The first time I was asked to photograph a dance recital, I thought “Who me?”  I shoot landscapes and steam engines and maybe an occasional bear or moose.  What in the heck do I know…
  • Neewer 180 Studio Strobes

    Jim Harmer
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Not every photographer needs to have a set of studio strobes. But, for those who do, finding an inexpensive alternative that is actually usable can be a challenge. That’s why I’m reviewing the very usable, and relatively inexpensive, Neewer 180. Prices range from about $50.00 per strobe (on to just under $250.00 for a three strobe kit that includes umbrellas and stands. Flash Output As the model number suggests, the strobes are rated at 180 watt seconds. The…
  • Best Focal Length for Portraits

    Chris Mazzarella
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. One of the most important things to consider when shooting portraits is selecting a lens with an appropriate focal length. Changing the focal length can have a dramatic impact on the look and feel of an image, so we’ll sort through some of the nuances in this article to help you decide which lens will work best for your situation. Wide to Normal Focal Lengths (10-25mm) Wide lenses are typically a bad choice for shooting portraits. They allow you to get close to your subject…
  • Sports Photography Smorgasbord [IP71]

    Jim Harmer
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. This episode is packed with sports photography tips and tricks from Jim’s week-long photo shoot in Colorado Springs photographing Olympians, pro athletes, youth sports, and teenage skaters on the street. What’s in this episode Tips for shooting sports in poor light during the middle of the day How to photograph a credentialed sporting event Tips and tricks for shooting youth sports like a pro Photographing motocross and other fast action sports Resources Mentioned in…
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  • TWiP 371 – Reddit Regret

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Audio MP3Audio MP3 Host: Frederick Van Johnson Guests:  Dave Dugdale & Bryan Caporicci This week on TWiP… Photographer blogs about the negative side of having his photo hit #1 on Reddit Hasselblad breathes new life into analog V-System cameras going back to 1957 MIOPS – a new high speed camera trigger controllable with your smartphone Links Mentioned in This Episode Photographer blogs about the negative side of having his photo hit #1 on Reddit Hasselblad breaths new life into analog V-System cameras MIOPS – a new high speed camera trigger you can control with your…
  • TWiP 370 – No Place to Hide

    26 Jul 2014 | 12:10 am
    Audio MP3Audio MP3 Host: Frederick Van Johnson Guests:  Valérie Jardin & Derrick Story This week on TWiP… 4th Amendment doesn’t apply to online storage Canon & Microsoft sign patent agreement Smartphone photography has doubled table times at restaurants since 2004 Links Mentioned in This Episode 4th Amendment doesn’t apply to online storage Canon & Microsoft sign patent agreement Restaurant finds that Smartphone photos have doubled table times since 2004 Picks of the Week Valérie: Sony a6000 Derrick: Horizon iPhone app for video recording…
  • Sony A7s: All About the Gear

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    The Sony A7s is being heralded as “Camera of the Year” by some reviewers, Frederick and Doug take a look at the third camera in Sony’s a7 series. While offering a sensor with only 12MP, the a7s is getting a lot of attention for a sensor that can shoot up to ISO 409,600 as well as being one of the first still-image camera that also produces 4K video. Does it live up to all the buzz? And who really needs a camera that can shoot in the dark? And what about that 12MP sensor? Isn’t that really heading in the wrong direction? Doug explains why 12MP may be enough for you and why a high-ISO…
  • TWiP 369 – Plagiarism and the Photographer

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Audio MP3Audio MP3 Host: Frederick Van Johnson Guests:  Evgeny Tchebotarev & Doug Kaye This week on TWiP… Kickstarter project hopes to revitalize the digital photo frame Doug Gordon in hot water again for plagiarism First look at images shot with Sony’s new curved sensor Links Mentioned in This Episode Kickstarter project hopes to revitalize the digital photo frame Doug Gordon in hot water again for plagiarism & lying First look at photographs taken with Sony’s new curved sensor Picks of the Week Evgeny: Feiyu G3 Ultra Handheld Stabilizer for GoPro HERO 3 Doug:…
  • TWiP 368 – A Future of Photography

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Audio MP3Audio MP3 Host: Frederick Van Johnson Guests:  Martin Bailey & Giulio Sciorio This week on TWiP… Smart Glass could transform Smartphone cameras New iOS app “Shutter” offers unlimited storage for free And a discussion about the future of photography Links Mentioned in This Episode Smart Glass could transform Smartphone Cameras New iOS app ‘Shutter’ offers unlimited storage for free Martin’s Namibia Tour 2015 TWiP Meetup – Your Photos Animated Picks of the Week Martin: Shoot The Look videos by Dave Delnea from Craft & Vision Giulio:…
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • Firmware Friday: Sigma updates Photo Pro, promises another patch and new camera firmware shortly
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
        As the weekend arrives once more, Firmware Friday this week is a little bit different. For a change, we don't have any new firmware on which to report -- but we do have the promise of firmware to come. Specifically, Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki has pledged updated firmware for some of his company's Foveon sensor-based cameras, designed to go hand-in-hand with updated image processing software. Sigma has just updated its Photo Pro software to version 6.0.4, which fixes two problems. Firstly, the previous version of the app failed... (read more)
  • Nikon D4S Review: Can the heir apparent dethrone the D4?
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:37 pm
        Given its heritage and flagship status, it was clear coming into our Nikon D4S review that the question we'd be looking to answer wasn't so much whether this was a great camera, as how great it might be. From our time with the earlier Nikon D4 -- and our experience of Nikon's professional cameras to date -- we were fully expecting to enjoy shooting with the D4S, and we certainly did. Seasoned IR camera reviewer Eamon Hickey -- whose third and final Shooter's Report from New York is now live -- clearly agreed. Reading his... (read more)
  • The Panasonic FZ1000 CAN output clean HDMI video
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
        The Panasonic FZ1000 is a still photography and video powerhouse, but there's been a lot of confusion over its ability to output "clean" HMDI. Thanks in great part to the efforts of Panasonic USA's National Training Manager, Mathew Frazer, we can finally set the record straight on all but one aspect of this. Information on the final point should be forthcoming shortly, when I meet with Panasonic execs in Osaka next Tuesday. First, just a bit of background: So-called "clean" HDMI output means a video signal through a... (read more)
  • Samsung NX3000 First Shots posted: Time to see just how well this sub-$500 APS-C camera stacks up
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
        The smallest APS-C ILC camera with a mode dial, lightweight and costing less than $500 with a kit lens, the Samsung NX3000 has drawn some attention with the enthusiast photographer crowd looking for a low-cost but capable back-up or competent travel camera. It's also turning heads with some of the smartphone step-up users looking for better quality in a camera that still feels small and, well, "connected". Not much bigger than the company's diminuitive NX Mini (currently the smallest ILC being sold) the NX3000 has a sensor with... (read more)
  • Finally some good news: Sony and Fujifilm report rising revenue from camera sales
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    For the past couple of years, the digital camera market was on a downward slope in both sales and revenue generated. This could mainly be attributed to the rising use of smartphones and consequent drop in sales of compact cameras, but also partially to a saturation of the market in general. We reported multiple times on this topic, and in 2014 we've seen a partial rise in sales and revenue for the first time in years. The most recent good news came from Olympus, and now it's Fujifilm and Sony who report that in the past fiscal year, both sales and earnings... (read more)
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    Joe Philipson

  • Wall Therapy 2014

    Joe Philipson
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:06 pm
    I have been shooting video for this year’s Wall Therapy here in Rochester, New York. Wall Therapy officially started today but I have been shooting the last couple of days. There will be twelve artist from all over the world coming to paint murals to better the community. Occasionally, I get to make a photograph. I have spent my time with about five of the 12 artists so far and I am looking forward to meeting the rest of them. All next week is go time, if I get a chance I’ll make another timely post. I am looking forward to the next
  • July 4th, 2014

    Joe Philipson
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Fourth of July, Rochester, NY.  
  • A Day at Stoneybrook State Park

    Joe Philipson
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:57 pm
    On a hot day last week, I went out to Stoneybrook to beat the city heat and to swim in the beautiful Stoneybrook State Park here in NY.   Of course, I took my camera.   I really love it out there.    
  • Atheist Dan Courtney – Town of Greece

    Joe Philipson
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Tomorrow I will be attending the Town of Greece to record Dan Courtney give the invocation before the Town Board conducts business. Dan Courtney is an atheist who believes that you shouldn’t have to declare what your religion is before engaging with your local government. I made these photographs of Dan while I was out on his boat filming some b-roll for a potential multimedia piece.   I first met Dan while photographing him for the Wall Street Journal last week, and as some of you know, I have a special interest in religion and how it effects our society.
  • Family and Graduation

    Joe Philipson
    23 Jun 2014 | 12:46 pm
    My family (Father, Stepmother, Brother) came out to visit me for my graduation ceremony at RIT. I never get to see any of them, and I especially never get to see them in my element. So I got to take them out to some places around Rochester and made some photographs of them. I don’t really have many pictures of my family. Photography was a thing that sprouted in me later when I was already out of the home.  
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  • On-Assignment: Full-Sun Group Shot

    17 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    If you have never done it before, lighting a group shot outdoors in full sun can be daunting. After all, sun is pretty bright. And your subject is pretty big and thus harder to light at a high level.But with a leaf-shutter camera and a couple of battery powered monoblocs, you can easily own the sun and just about anything you can put under it.Read more »
  • Avatar

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    My last head shot had been getting a little long in the tooth. So on a whim the other day, I redid it.Gotta keep things fresh, I always say. So I try to redo my head shot every seven years, whether it needs it or not.As photographers, we only get to see one side of the equation—and that does not involve looking down the barrel of the gun, either. So being on the receiving end is always a learning experience. Even more so when you are on the shooting and receiving end. Read more »
  • On Assignment: Cellist Carolyn Rosinsky

    13 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    I love shooting at mix. Especially when there are epic clouds on the move. And even more so while monitoring my Dark Skies app to know exactly when the rain will start falling on a OMGHowMuchDidThatThingCost? cello.Just keeps things interesting, you know?Read more »
  • Do This: Sara Lando in US for Workshops in August

    7 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    Whatcha doing in mid/late August? If you are within striking distance of Baltimore or Atlanta, you have a one-off chance to do something cool and fun that will change the way you approach your photography: spend a day (or two) with Italian conceptual portrait photographer Sara Lando.After spending a couple years convincing her to come to the US, Zack Arias and I are this summer hosting Sara for two weekends of seminars and workshops in Atlanta and Baltimore. We are doing this because A) it's an awesome experience (trust us on that) and B) it's a lot easier than getting all you guys…
  • On Traveling With Your Camera

    13 Jun 2014 | 9:04 am
    In January Strobist was restructured from a standard, 2x/week blog into a core knowledge archive. Rather than publishing all of the time, we made the 2,000-post archive more organized and accessible. Now, Strobist only updates when there is something meaningful to say. I did this to flip the signal to noise ratio (seriously, who needs to read that many photoblog posts every day) and to create some time for two significant projects. The first of which, The Traveling Photographer, has just dropped.Read more »
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    The Luminous Landscape - What's New

  • 1 August, 2014 - Luminous Endowment Launched

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
      Michael Reichmann, the founder of The Luminous Landscape, has announced the launch of The Luminous Endowment for Photographers, a charitable organization whose mandate is to provide grants to photographers world-wide who are in need of financial support for their photographic undertakings. Today also sees the publication of Michael Reichmann – a Twenty Year Retrospective. This large format, cloth bound, hard-cover book has 400 pages, containing 380 images. It was designed by Arturo Chapa, one of the world's top book designers. This book is available in two editions; a signed and…
  • 24 July, 2014 - Hiking For Photographers

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:09 pm
      Want to be a better landscape photographer? Get out there and find the images. In this new article by Skip Spitzer, this experienced hiker explains how photographers can make the most of the hiking experience. Available Photographic Workshops We have a number of new workshops on offer, and a very few places in some exciting upcoming ones. Visit our Workshop page to find out more. ...
  • 18 July, 2014 - Out On The Streets with a Leica M8

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:17 pm
    There are as many stories as there are photographers... gear we've bought, and how it's changed the way we see and work. This is one photographer's story. Don't forget to check out our schedule of workshops for the rest of 2014 and into 2015. There are even a few spots left on our Antarctic workshops!! ...
  • 14 July, 2014 - Portrait of an Emerging Photographer

    14 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    I (Kevin) have thousands of friends on Facebook.  I know a few hundred.  These friends are mostly fellow photographers who share their passion and recent images.  I have always enjoyed sharing my images and getting feedback.  A few years ago I took notice of a certain photographer Valerie Millett on Facebook.  She seems a natural when it came to landscape photography and over the years I watched her images mature and take a beautiful form using color, light and excellent composition.  I asked Valerie to tell us her story and we share that today. Portrait Of…
  • 13 July, 2014 - LuLa Team Is On The Move

    13 Jul 2014 | 1:43 am
      The LuLa team is on the move. As you read this Kevin Raber is already in Svalbard, Norway  to lead two back to back photography workshops on the M/S Malmo.  Svalbard is just about as far north as any land mass can be.  From there the group will explore the area and head into the ice pack looking for Polar Bear, Reindeer, and Walrus.  In addition they will visit some beautiful landscapes and giant glaciers.  A full report will follow after the trips.  Don't forget you can be part of adverntures like this.  Join us in 2015 for our Fly Over The Drake -…
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    The Online Photographer

  • STICKY: Pardon Our Dust (New Posts Appear Below This One)

    Michael Johnston
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    [This post is a sticky—new ones appear down below it. Please scroll down to see the latest additions.] The Online Photographer (TOP) has never been a double-turbocharged V8 among photography sites. At our best we are a beautifully well-mannered naturally-aspirated straight-six, smooth as buttah but with hidden power quietly in reserve. In the month of August 2014 we are moving to new facilities. The motivation for this is to improve our physical space, which will in turn enable the site to improve above and beyond its previous best. For this month we will be on 1/3rd power, under engine…
  • How To Get the Best Performance from Your Camera Lens, Parts III, IV, and V

    Michael Johnston
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    [Parts I and II are here—also, don't neglect to read Moose's excellent "Featured Comment" under that post, as it usefully updates these now 6-year-old articles. Copyright 2008, 2014 by Michael C. Johnston. All Rights Reserved.] III. Lenses in Use It seems to me that there are two ways to use lenses intelligently, with conscious and informed knowledge of their imaging properties. The first is to learn the specific strengths and weaknesses of specific lenses, and beware of pictorial situations that won't match well with your lens's strengths or that will expose…
  • Open Mike: Butters in the Park (OT)

    Michael Johnston
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    Penny and Butters smiling for the camera. Photo by Leann Boucha. I took the whole everlovin' weekend off this week—didn't do a lick of work for two days. And in the middle of it managed to sleep for ten straight hours, which is a rarity of rarities for me. It left me feeling like I'd found what Ponce de León was looking for. I needed the downtime.  In the Dog News Dept., I'm happy to report that our newest family member, Monsieur le Beurre, is progressing very well. You might recall Butters came to us with some problems. He had a gut parasite, a bad scavenging habit…
  • How To Get the Best Performance from Your Camera Lens, Parts I and II (TOP Classic)

    Michael Johnston
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    [Originally published in four parts under the title "How to Stress a Camera Lens" in 2008. This newly re-edited republication is Parts I and II. Copyright 2008, 2014 by Michael C. Johnston. All Rights Reserved.] Part I. How Not to Stress a Lens Most lenses in history, and especially now, are capable of excellent results—as long as they aren't stressed. In a moment I'll talk about how to "stress" a lens (i.e., deliberately explore the boundaries of its performance in order to expose its weaknesses). But first, here's how to see the best performance of your…
  • Moving Notes

    Michael Johnston
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    Been caught up in packing and moving tasks today again. Later this afternoon I'll start posting a TOP Classic in four parts, and this weekend I hope to start Kirk Tuck's GH4 review. TOP's new Secret Headquarters deep underneath a fortified ranch house in Waukesha will be much more spacious than our current 121-square-foot sprawl. I really am planning to have open "office hours" for visitors. I think I will limit this to people who have a history of commenting, for security reasons. But I will have a permanent portrait studio, where you'll be able to get a (free) Mike portrait during your…
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    Nikonians News

  • The Nikon D810 is impressive

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    In this article, Rick Walker summarizes his first impressions of the new and highly anticipated Nikon D810 and enthusiastically states that it is "the best general purpose camera he has ever used." How does the new model compare to the D800E? Read more and find out.
  • California here we come (and more....)

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Nikonians Academy instructor Michael Mariant is preparing for photo adventures in his home state of California. He's been teaching and sharing as a member of the Academy staff for many years and his portfolio includes work in all parts of the globe, but his West Coast photography workshops can easily be called one of his specialties.
  • Campaign to benefit members

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:18 pm plans for technology upgrades in the near future are underway with help from the Nikonians 2014 fundraising campaign. Our founders, J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) and Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) will concentrate on making the site and services easily accessed by current technology, including the growing number of mobile users. This will require integrating the various areas better, such as galleries, forums, articles and blogs.
  • Academy updates (with Les Picker Interview)

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the academy curriculum has many new workshops posted this week. The Masters Series workshops are headed for Los Angeles and Seattle this October. Iceland in winter 2015 is set to begin February 8. The Northern India Tea, Landscape and Wildlife Photo Adventure (April 2015) will take you to photograph mountains, wildlife and the tea harvest.The 2015 Tanzania photo safari begins November 4, and the Galapagos Photography Adventure starts September 13, 2015.
  • Fundraising kick off thanks from Bo and JRP

    15 Jul 2014 | 11:07 pm founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) are thanking the generous members already supporting the Nikonians 2014 fundraising campaign.As of this week the fundraising thermometer is creeping towards the $4,000 mark, thanks to some hefty additions (including one for $1,000).  Our founders want to make sure everyone understands that all donations, regardless of the amount, are deeply appreciated. 
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    Imaging Insider

  • 2015 International CES to Feature Latest Innovations in Sensor Technology (Imaging Insider)
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Tweet CEA to partner with MEMS Industry Group to introduce new gesture and motion technology focused marketplace Arlington, Va., July 31, 2014 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the Sensors Marketplace, presented by the MEMs Industry Group, a showcase of the latest innovations in gesture and motion technology, at the 2015 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. The 2015 CES is scheduled to run January 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  …
  • Sony Adds Two New Compact Zoom Cameras to Cyber-shot® Line WX220 model with 10x Zoom plus Wi-Fi; W810 model with 6x Zoom, Easy Operation (Imaging Insider)
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    Tweet SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2014 –Sony today has introduced the versatile new DSC-WX220 and DSC-W810 cameras to its compact Cyber-shotline, offering consumers a variety of new ways to capture high-quality images and HD videos on-the-go. Cyber-shot WX220 Camera – Premium power in a compact package The new pocket-sized DSC-WX220 model is extremely slim and compact, yet packs a ton of imaging punch thanks to its 18.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and 10x optical zoom G Lens. The high-resolution sensor and versatile lens are paired with Sony’s powerful BIONZ X processor, ensuring that all…
  • TechCamera Creates Tags For Quick Sharing and Enhances Photo Memories (Imaging Insider)
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    Tweet SpicyKey announces TechCamera for iOS. Taking pictures with the app is simple, and the photos can be saved either without or without tags as the user pleases. TechCamera will not only tag the photo with text, it will additionally store the tags in the conventional photo metadata. Featuring many styles, fonts, positioning options, and sizes, tags are not only effective but attractive, making the photos fun to share. Washington, DC – Tagging photos isn’t always about making sure your friends and family are aware that you caught them doing something silly, or visiting a trendy…
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    Tweet With an Impressive 42x and 30x Optical Zoom, Respectively, Canon’s New PowerShot SX520 HS and PowerShot SX400 IS Digital Cameras Provide High-Quality Imaging Tools to Meet Varying User Needs MELVILLE, N.Y., July 29, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new compact, super-zoom cameras: the PowerShot SX520 HS and the PowerShot SX400 IS digital cameras. Designed to give users the versatility and telephoto reach they need to capture subjects from far distances, these new cameras are packed with impressive features. The new PowerShot SX520…
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Tweet Sometimes, less is more. Which is why new Lima from POMPIDOO ir ready to make her big debut. It is a flirty, pretty and simply a perfect mid-sized camera bag for a modern woman-photographer or a keen amateur. 3 vibrant colors – Aqua Dreams, Fiesta Dreams and Nougat Dreams – will make its owner look gorgeous and undeniably stand out from the crowd. LIMA’s retro design may speak to style, but she is plenty smart too. She can hold up to 1.8kg of weight and one of the following gear sets: a compact camera; an interchangeable-lens camera like Olympus PEN; Nikon 1; mid-sized DSLR…
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  • Featured Photo by KC Eng

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Editor’s Note: Each week we’ll be featuring members of the Photofocus community.  Part of our New Year’s resolution is to focus on new and emerging talent.  As such, Melissa Niu will personally select images from our readers and feature them here on Photofocus. This photograph was taken early in the morning against the window light, with a Leica M240 and Noctilux 0.95. To see more of Eng’s work, see his portfolio here. If you would like your photo featured, read this article. We’re excited to feature your work to the Photofocus audience! This Post Sponsored by:…
  • Designing a Time-lapse Shot

    Richard Harrington
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    What can make a time-lapse video even more dramatic? Camera moves. By moving the camera between each exposure, you can include an additional element of dynamism to a time-lapse video. This tutorial details some important elements to consider when planning a moving time lapse. Watch more at…. You can catch Keith Kiska along with Rich Harrington and Ron Risman for a workshop on Timelapse photography in the Valley of Fire | October 19—26th. This tutorial is a single movie from the Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie with the Camera in Motion course by…
  • What’s New in Lightroom 5.6

    Rob Sylvan
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Adobe release Lightroom 5.6 today. You can get it here for Windows | Mac. This update was all about support for a few new cameras, the addition of new lens profiles, and some bug fixes. No new features were expected and none delivered. New Camera Support Lightroom 5.6 adds raw format support for the following cameras: Nikon D810** Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4 Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 **Note: D810 tethering support is not available yet. New Lens Support Support for the following lenses was also added: Canon Mount Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM** Tamron 28-300mm…
  • More Thoughts and a Really Cool Video on Quadcopters

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Matt Kloskowski who’s a lead instructor at Photoshop World. You can take a class called Lights, Aerial Camera, Action! with Russell Brown at the conference. Last week, I posted some thoughts about the quad copters/drones that have become really popular lately. I mostly posted about how I personally didn’t find them useful for landscape photography. This time, I wanted to post a few follow up thoughts. Look for Patterns Bill Fortney (amazing photographer, amazing guy, awesome friend of mine)shared something he learned while…
  • A Simple Setup for Product Photography on a Graduated Background

    Nicole S. Young
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    For the past nine weeks I have been taking a ceramics class here in Portland, and on the last day I brought in my camera to photograph some of the other students’ work. I didn’t want to go too elaborate with the setup, so I opted to make use of the beautiful diffused window-light coming into the classroom. I recently purchased a graduated backdrop from Amazon to use for my pottery, the Varitone Graduated Vinyl Background #09 (31″x43″), and decided that this would be the perfect time to test it out. I placed it at a slight angle to the window to push the shadow at a…
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    The Leica Camera

  • Marco del Pra’: Documenting a Village Before it Dissapears

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    A compassionate photographer creates a compelling scroll-documentary that captures the humanity of a small town and exposes the hypocrisy of Germany’s vaunted energy transformation. Marco del Pra’ was born in Italy in 1979. He studied photography in Milan and visual communication at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. Based in Berlin since 2005 he is [...]
  • Jay Tyrrell: Atomic Mirrors, A Conceptual Art Exploration of Aloneness

    Leica Internet Team
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    A fine art photographer who has also produced award-winning photojournalistic coverage of war, protest and conflict, Jay Tyrrell is a retired stock trader who has pursued his passion for photography intensively over the last two decades. In his latest project, Atomic Mirrors, he explores the universal and cosmic sense of aloneness in the universe in [...]
  • Kumamon at Leitz-Park

    Leica Internet Team
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am
    Kumamon is the ambassador of Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan. Kuma means bear in Japanese as well as a mixture of the words of Kuma and Kumamoto. Mon means person or thing in local dialect of Kumamot area, and he is one of the most famous mascots in Japan. A few years ago, Kumamon started visiting [...]
  • Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 29

    Leica Internet Team
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been [...]
  • Leica Store Kyoto: Craftmanship Across Cultures

    Leica Internet Team
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    Watch the Leica Store Kyoto come to life and discover the concept behind its design. Leica Store Kyoto is a flagship store located on Hanamikoji Street in the Gion district, which represents the rich history and culture of this ancient city. This is where Japan’s traditional beauty and elegance are on full display. The store [...]
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  • Crop Crap with Zack Arias (planetMitch)
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    This is one of the most entertaining, well-done video reviews I’ve seen in quite a while. Count me a fan of Zack Arias. Even if I don’t agree with everything he says. In a walk down memory lane, Zach schools his audience with an abbreviated history of film and sensor formats, all in service of making two basic points: 1) The full-frame vs. crop sensor (especially vs. APS-C) debate is overblown; and 2) Beyond the camera itself, this is in large measure why he feels so comfortable taking the Fuji XT-1 on a professional shoot. Zach makes a third, more subtle point — or,…
  • How to Select Products and Avoid the Hype — If You Really Want To! (planetMitch)
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    A reader wrote to us about a bad experience he’d had with a new product reviewed by another web site. He told us: “…it would be cool if you could do an article on how to evaluate or shop for new products without getting caught up in the hype…” Here’s the thing: we need hype. Let’s try that again using a different perspective. It was Everett Rogers who helped us understand – back in 1962 with his book Diffusion of Innovation – that commercially successful innovation relies on people he and others termed “innovators” and “early adopters” – people whose very being,…
  • Shane Hurlbut Offers New “Inner Circle” Subscription Service (planetMitch)
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:10 am
    It has been said that “magic is just science not yet understood.” By that definition, Shane Hurlbut has already proven he’s a magician of the first order as DP of big Hollywood films like TERMINATOR SALVATION and the recent NEED FOR SPEED. He knows a thing or two about cinematography. Thus we’re delighted to bring you news of Shane’s new subscription-only web offering, Shane’s Inner Circle. At an introductory price of $7.95/month, we’re betting it will be an incredible value. Pretty much all of us love BTS (behind the scenes) articles and videos, as most of us…
  • A7s and GH4 vs. Arri Amira? Really? Dynamic Range Compared (planetMitch)
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    Panasonic’s GH4 is supposed to have great dynamic range, but at least in this test from our friends over at Cinema5D, the Sony A7s mops the floor with it, coming in at 14.1 stops vs. just 10.9 stops for the GH4 (and 11.8 stops for the Canon 5D Mk III) . The Sony’s performance is less than half a stop off that of the Arri Amira, a $40,000 camera. What? Differences in testing protocols means YMMV (your mileage may vary). Paradoxically, DxOMark reports a better result at 12.8 stops for the GH4; a worse result for the A7s at 13.2 stops; and an almost identical 11.7 stops for the 5D Mk…
  • GH4, A7s “Just Stomped on my 5D3 and 70D” (planetMitch)
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Dan Watson over at has done a nice video review of the GH4 and A7s. He takes a holistic view of the two and picks a winner (punch line: GH4 in a well-reasoned and reasonable argument), but here’s the even bigger punch line: “Both of these cameras have redefined my view of what video should look like in cameras of this price range…They have both just stomped on my canon 5D3 and 70D so hard that it’ll be nearly impossible for me to pick them up and begin video shooting after seeing the quality that these two cameras are able to generate.” Wow. The one caution I’d…
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  • Mobile Photo Connect adds workshops

    Paul Worthington
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    The Mobile Photo Connect conference expands in 2014 with a second day focused on workshops from vendors with relevant APIs and SDKs. The overall summit will focus on how photo app developers, imaging vendors, mobile device manufacturers, and others in the ecosystem can create innovative solutions. Topics for the conference include photo organizing, mobile photography […]
  • MIT develops vision-correcting displays

    Paul Worthington
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Are you squinting at your phone? I am, and I’m tired of it. Fortunately new technology could solve the issue not just with bigger fonts, but with an overlay screen that could tailor every device to your own individual optical prescription. MIT Media Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley have developed a new […]
  • Printicular provides 4 million prints

    Paul Worthington
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
    More than four million prints have been made from mobile phones using the Printicular apps, developer MEA Mobile reports. “Millions of prints means millions of smiles,” the company says. The free Printicular apps let you order prints from a mobile that is picked up at Walgreens in the USA, or for delivered to your home […]
  • Snapchat worth $10 billion?

    Paul Worthington
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:13 pm
    You know what we always say about headlines ending in question marks? (The answer is “No.”) Nonetheless, Bloomberg reports instantly-disappearing-image communications app Snapchat is courting investors to the tune of many multiples over the crazy amount Facebook already offered a few months back. The Snapchat mobile messaging application is being looked at by Alibaba Group Holdings, […]
  • Business success: You don’t care

    Jennifer Kruger
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    We’re all familiar with the phrase “actions speak louder than words.” But what if we aren’t aware of what our actions are telling other people? Most of us care about doing our jobs well, and about the relationships we have with clients and coworkers. But your actions might be sending the opposite message, according to […]
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  • Sony rolls out new imaging products, including two new Cyber-Shot cameras and a new ActionCam

    William Chambers
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Sony has just announced three new imagining products, which add to their Cyber-Shot and ActionCam lines. First up is the HDR-AS20 ActionCam, which builds upon the AS15 from 2012. This series of cameras is aimed at POV videography and photography, and the AS20 boasts various technologies to help sports enthusiasts capture all the action. With a 16.8-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor, BIONZ processor, full 1080p HD high bit-rate (28Mbps) video, built-in Wi-Fi and its optional lifeproof housing, the AS20 can accompany you anywhere to capture video or stills with a true first person view. Next up…
  • Canon launches two new PowerShot Super-Zoom cameras: the SX520 HS and SX400 IS

    William Chambers
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    Early this morning, Canon USA revealed two new PowerShot cameras to their popular SX-series of compact super-zoom models. The SX520 HS and SX400 IS represent two different categories in this lineup. The SX520 HS is an impressive bridge camera that is packed with Canon's top-of-the-line features. These include a 42x optical zoom lens that covers 24-1008mm, Canon's High Sensitivity (HS) System for reduced noise in photos and video, Optical Image Stabilization to keep things steady and blur free, along with their High Speed AF system, a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor, and their new Creative…
  • Just Published: Our Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 Lifeproof Camera Review

    William Chambers
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    We've just finished testing Olympus' Tough TG-850, an affordable lifeproof digital camera. Most of this model's specifications are more in line with Olympus cameras from 2013, such as its lifeproof specs, 16-megapixel image sensor, etc. While it doesn't offer Wi-Fi or GPS, like many 2014 models do, it does include a tilting 3.0-inch LCD screen for super easy underwater selfies. To learn more about this tough-series camera, see our hands on Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 digital camera review.
  • Canon gear was the top choice amongst professional photogs at the soccer tournament in Brazil

    William Chambers
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    Canon has just announced that during the recent soccer tournament in Brazil, their broadcast lenses and EOS DSLR bodies were the most widely used by professional photographers and videographers; with approx. 70% of industry professionals using Canon gear. Canon DSLRs were the most commonly used to capture all the action, from the "the riveting goals, ravenous fans, colorful scenery and nail-biting moments of the soccer matches". This was all made possible thanks to the Canon Professional Services (CPS) team, which supported professionals on location with access to gear, such as lenses,…
  • Just Published: Our Olympus SP-100EE Ultra-Zoom Review

    William Chambers
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    One of the more unique ultra-zoom / bridge cameras we've seen, on the surface the Olympus SP-100EE appears to offer some pretty average features when compared to other models in this category and price range. It boasts a 16-megapixel, 1/2.3" BSI CMOS image sensor, full HD video at up to 1080/60p, a 3.0-inch LCD screen, an EVF, a pop-up flash, and a massive 50x optical zoom lens. What sets this model apart is an interesting Dot Sight framing assistant, which is basically a red dot sight built into the top of the camera; much like you'd find on an AR-15 or other modern sporting rifle. To see…
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    A Photo Editor

  • I am just a guy with an iPhone who likes taking pictures.

    A Photo Editor
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    Being a commercial photographer is not my goal, nor will it ever will be. I don’t have the training, or the experience to compete with established professionals. I believe I am part of a photography movement that is based on capturing experiences, experiences from a viewpoint of someone that isn’t a traditional commercial or editorial photographer. Clients aren’t providing me with a set shot list, but rather giving me the freedom to capture the moments as I see them from behind my lens, both mobile and DSLR. I see value in the ability to offer a client both tools to suit their…
  • This Week In Photography Books: Frederic Brenner

    Jonathan Blaustein
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein I was sitting in a hot tub in Dixon, New Mexico, the other day. My attempts at relaxation were futile, as two soon-to-be seven-year-old boys insisted on jumping in like enormous balls of hail. SPLASH! SPLASH! (No, it wasn’t very relaxing, but the hot water felt good on my sore shoulder.) Soon enough, I gave up on achieving bliss, and began to chat with my new friend Stephan, who’s visiting from Brooklyn. How strange, that two 40-something Jewish guys might hit it off in the hinterlands of the American West. (Sarcasm intended.) He’s a very bright guy,…
  • Art Producers Speak: Victoria Will

    Suzanne Sease
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    We emailed Art Buyers and Art Producers around the world asking them to submit names of established photographers who were keeping it fresh and up-and-comers who they are keeping their eye on. If you are an Art Buyer/Producer or an Art Director at an agency and want to submit a photographer anonymously for this column email: Anonymous Art Buyer: I nominate Victoria Will. She was a pleasure to work with, ever gregarious and an all- around rockstar on set. Difficult weather conditions, challenging directors and limited time with the cast did not hinder her talents. I…
  • Stephen Mallon On Perseverance And Transition To Video

    Julie Grahame
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    Over 5 years ago aPhotoEditor wrote a small story on Stephen Mallon’s images of the salvage of Flight 1549. The backstory. Prior to the incident on the Hudson River, Stephen Mallon was “surviving” on royalties from multiple stock agencies. He had been photographing landscapes for licensing and exhibition, and personal work. A book editor at a portfolio review had expressed interest in making a book but Stephen felt he didnʼt have the right content that he envisioned for his first monograph. So he set about focusing on his interests in the recycling industry. He engaged a writer to…
  • Things I Learned After My Photo Hit #1 on Reddit, and Why I Probably Shouldn’t Have Posted It

    A Photo Editor
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    Outstanding! 20,000 people visited my site! Some people even messaged me asking if they could buy a print!… I have not heard anything more. I did not sell anything. Oh well, at least my other images got exposure…? Not really. As you can see, nearly everyone who visited my site came for the original image, maybe scrolled once or twice through others in that set, then left. The shop page didn’t even make it into the top ten most-visited. via
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    Nikon Rumors

  • How to replace your Nikon D600 camera with a D610

    [NR] admin
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Back in March Nikon officially promised to replace defective D600 cameras if the spot issue is not fixed even after the warranty expires (the company allocated $17.7 million for D600 related issues). Here is an email I received from a reader that describes the process - note that the D600 can be serviced in any country, regardless where it was purchased (new D600 cameras are still available on eBay): Ok here is how it works: If you have a Nikon D600 and you want to get a new D610 you need to go to Nikon service centre or simply ship it, they will change the shutter and clean the sensor for…
  • Adobe Lightroom 5.6 released with Nikon D810 support

    [NR] admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    Adobe released Lightroom 5.6 with support for the Nikon D810 camera, 1 Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 and Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lenses. → Adobe Lightroom 5.6 download links: Win | Mac. Adobe Camera Raw 8.6 and DNG Converter 8.6 were also released. → Adobe DNG Converter 8.6 download links: Win | Mac. Posted by This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Adobe Camera Raw 8.6 release candidate with Nikon D810 support now available Adobe released Lightroom 5.3…
  • Nikon D810 camera included in the August lens rebate program

    [NR] admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    The Nikon lens rebates for August include also the D810 camera, but unfortunately there are only 3 FX lenses that qualify for the savings. This offer will be valid till August 30th, 2014. Additional information can be found here. The Nikon D810 "Switch & Save" promo is still ongoing and will end on September 30th. Related posts: The current Nikon US instant rebate program will expire on August 25th New “Nikon D810 Switch & Save” promo coming on July 17th with up to $1,000 in savings Reminder: Nikon D810 will start shipping tomorrow
  • Nikon Capture NX-D 1.0.1 version released (Windows only update)

    [NR] admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    Nikon released Capture NX-D v.1.0.1 update only for Windows users (the latest version for Mac is still 1.0.0). Here are the download links: Nikon EU Nikon USA The new version contains only one fix: When the 64-bit Windows version of the application was used to create JPEG-format files converted from RAW (.NEF/.NRW), TIFF, or JPEG images using the Convert Files... or Run Batch Process... option in the File menu, a gray band was sometimes visible at the bottom of the images when they were opened in the 64-bit Windows version of Capture NX-D. This issue has been resolved. Posted by…
  • Nikon D810 camera currently in stock at B&H

    [NR] admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:42 pm
    B&H received another Nikon D810 shipment and the camera is currently in stock. Posted by This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Nikon D810 currently in stock at BestBuy and OneCall First (fake?) picture of the Nikon D810 Nikon D810 product and promo videos, hands-on reviews
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    Canon Rumors

  • Canada Post Thefts Halt Lens Rentals Canada Service

    Canon Rumors
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    This story pretty much only affects Canadian customers of Lens Rentals Canada, though it has started to make its way around the web. I own Lens Rentals Canada and have been dealing with the theft of our items while they’ve been in transit with Canada Post. We have only been telling our customers about the issue and had a splash screen on our web site explaining we weren’t taking any new orders. We are doing our absolute best to honour reservations already in queue. We never released this information to the media. However it hit Reddit, and well… that was that. It’s…
  • Friday Deals: EF 24-105 f/4L IS & EOS 7D Body

    Canon Rumors
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Below are some deals on ebay for Canon gear. First up is the “white box” version of the Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS zoom lens. It can be had for $639. Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS (White Box) $639 (Reg $1199) via deals-all-year (99.8% approval) The second is the soon-to-be replaced Canon EOS 7D camera body. This still makes a great backup camera, or a durable and capable camera for new photographers. Canon EOS 7D Body $749 (Reg $999 after $500 discount) via BigValueInc (99.3% approval) If ebay deals aren’t your thing, you can still get the Canon EOS 7D body from B&H Photo, Amazon…
  • Canon Announces New imagePROGRAF Large Format Printers

    Canon Rumors
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Updates to Hardware and Software, Can Help Lead to Seamless Productivity and High-Quality ImagesMELVILLE, N.Y., July 31, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled six new models in its imagePROGRAF lineup: four new five-color, large-format inkjet printers – the 36-inch iPF785 and iPF780 models, and the 24-inch iPF685 and iPF680 models – and two new large-format imaging systems – the iPF785 MFP M40 and iPF780 MFP M40. These devices offer faster printing speeds and lower operation costs as compared to their predecessors, as well as…
  • Canon EF 50 f/1.2L Goes Missing at Canon Germany

    Canon Rumors
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    *UPDATE #2* Both fine countries have found their 50 f/1.2L lenses! *UPDATE* Denmark too! (Thanks Jan) Original Story The Canon EF 50 f/1.2L USM has gone missing from the Canon Germany  prime lens page. Introduced in 2007, the EF 50 f/1.2L has seen its share of controversy due to a design that can lead to focus shifting in certain situations for a lot of photographers. We do believe this lens is due for replacement in the next year or so. In this case? It’s probably just a mistake on the Canon Germany web site, though stranger things have happened. Source: [CG] via [NL] cr
  • Adobe Releases Lightroom 5.6 Update

    Canon Rumors
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    Adobe has released Lightroom 5.6 which includes the usual bug fixes and new lens  and camera profiles. From Adobe:Lightroom 5.6 Release NotesNew Camera Support in Lightroom 5.6 Nikon D810 Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4 Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 5.6 Please note – the profile for the newly added Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens is not automatically located when applying lens profile corrections. This is a bug and we will fix it in a future release. The workaround is to: Manually select the profile and choose “Save New Lens Profile Defaults” in the Setup…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Golden

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The collection of images this week that I rounded up were on the theme “golden”. That is a bit open for interpretation. So let’s do just that, shall we, and make it this week’s photography challenge as well. Weekly Photography Challenge – Golden So what does that mean to you? What do you imagine in your head at the mention of the word? Do you take it literally and think of the color gold? How about an award or trophy? There’s so many ways to go with this – let’s see where you take it. Here’s a few more ideas to get you started: By Hartwig…
  • A Collection of Golden Images for Your Viewing Pleasure

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s that time again for me to find some great images for you to see and get inspired by. I have to say that this is one of my favorite parts of this role as Editor as I get to troll through dozens of outstanding images to curate the best for you. Really, it’s a hard job but somebody has to do it, right?! Without further ado, here is a set of golden images for you to enjoy. I’ll leave the “golden” part open for your interpretation. Yellow by Milad Haghighi on 500px Yellow by Mariia Kudriashova on 500px Panning.. by Selycan on 500px Canola by Yusuf YAMAN on 500px…
  • Top 5 Tips for Wildlife Photography

    Will Nicholls
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Wildlife photography is continually growing in popularity, thanks to the accessibility of digital cameras nowadays. I’ve been a wildlife photographer for almost seven years now, and a professional for the last few of them. Over time I have picked up some really valuable techniques and tips, specific to wildlife photography, gained from either experience or learning from others in my field. Here are some the top tips for wildlife photography. #1 Get to Know Your Subject I cannot stress this enough – wildlife photography is all about time and patience, much of which should be spent…
  • How to Improve Your Portrait Photography in Five Minutes

    Annie Tao
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    People often ask me for tips on taking better photos of their friends and family. After much thought on photography tips that can apply to various experience levels and equipment — from DSLRs to smart phones — I present to you a short article with tips you can learn in five minutes to help you improve your portrait photography. If you have more time and would like more specifics, I’ve noted additional articles on each tip that may interest you. Tips that will instantly improve your portraits: 1. Don’t put everyone in the center That person may be the center of your life, but…
  • Tips for Photographing in Different Weather Conditions

    Monica Day
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    You’ve figured out that photography is awesome. You have your equipment. You’ve got the basics down. You know all about the “triangle” of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. Now, you’re ready to put them to use. You’re ready to go outside and experiment. But wait. You haven’t yet considered the weather. This is a little side note to photography that we often forget about. If you’re not shooting in a studio, then the weather will definitely be a factor to consider when going out on a shoot. There are a few basic weather scenarios that you will…
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  • MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

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

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

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

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

    26 Feb 2014 | 3:37 am
    We already wrote about Lightroom Presets from Digital Photo Buzz, but we had highlight on fun factor, instagram look, while Preset Shop are more serious, professional presets for above average Photographers. Do you often wonder how some portraits, wedding shots and especially fashion images have a certain look to it. You know something’s there but if I asked you to tell me what’s so different about these shots you probably  wouldn’t know at first what to say or how to achieve the exact effect. That’s where these presets come in like a sunshine on a cloudy day.
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    Photo Business News & Forum

  • FUSEVISUAL - 5 Questions | 5 Answers | 5 Images

    John Harrington
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    For almost a year now, the website FUSEVISUAL has been doing insightful interviews of a number of photographers from around the world. Recently, I was interviewed (here), and found myself sharing a number of things with my interviewer, Cameron Davidson, I hadn't intended to. I've been following the site for some time, and while some of the photographers I know (Renee Comet, Robert Seale, Seth Resnick, Chris Crumley, and Susana Raab, many I don't. Cameron (whom I have known for many years) takes a surprisingly in-depth look at each of them, and it's refreshing. The concept is simple - 5…
  • House Judiciary Committee - Orphan Works and the PLUS Solution

    John Harrington
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:35 am
    On April 2, 2014 - Congress' House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearing titled Preservation and reuse of Copyrighted Works about orphan works, and asked for insights into matters regarding the need to preserve copyrighted works. Testimony was heard from the Library of Congress, Gregory Lukow, Chief, Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation, The Library of Congress (testimony PDF); Mr. Richard Rudick, Co-Chair, Section 108 Study Group (testimony .doc file); Mr. James Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia…
  • CalumetPhoto - Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    John Harrington
    13 Mar 2014 | 7:54 am
    While rumors have been swirling for much of the day on Wednesday, the story about whether or not the storied camera store chain CalumetPhoto has filed for bankruptcy have come true. LLC has voluntarily filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, listed as case #14-08908 in the Northern District of Illinois United States Bankruptcy Court. The filing is dated March 12, 2014 and the first meeting is scheduled on April 22, 2014. CalumetPhoto, in recent months, has been pulling back from their participation in activities they have, in the past, normally sponsored or been involved in, and…
  • Getty's Flickr Agreement Ends Like Titanic

    John Harrington
    11 Mar 2014 | 7:47 am
    Getty Images, a Carlysle Group (NASDAQ: CG) company, today, announced a "notice to terminate" their relationship with Flickr as a source of images. What was launched in March of 2009, when Getty's editors were characterized by Flickr as "...inspired by the quality and creativity of our members...." (Building the Flickr Collection on Getty Images, 1/21/09) has now ended. The parallel between the launch of the largest ship in the world, and it's eventual sinking because of poor stewardship is similar to Getty and Flickr, where arrogant captains in both settings think they know what they are…
  • Copyright Office Roundtable Discussion on Orphan Works - 2014 Edition

    John Harrington
    10 Mar 2014 | 1:10 pm
    The United States Copyright Office brought together stakeholders from across the spectrum of intellectual property producers and consumers to discuss various ways to approach the issue of orphaned works during two days of roundtable discussions Monday March 10th and Tuesday March 11th, 2014, held at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Almost six years ago, we here at Photo Business News wrote Orphan Works Act = Thieves Charter? which delved into what the bills that were proposed to be law were espousing. We followed that up with Orphan Works - History In the Making, and we even wrote…
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    Digital ProTalk

  • Tomorrow Night - 12 Keys to Awesome Off-Camera Flash – FREE Webcast!!!

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

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

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

    David Ziser
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:49 am
    Hey everybody - don't miss this FREE 90 minute July 8th Webcast with award winning photographer, trainer, and author - Michael Mowbray! PhotoPro Network is presenting an entire series of "Members Only" webcasts this year but is making this first webcast open to everybody FREE!!! Michael is an amazing photographer who has perfected the art of lighting with his little speed-lighting gems. Check out his images here and his new Speed-lighting book "Shoot To Thrill" right here. I just picked up my Kindle copy and can't wait to get into it! This "LIVE" rapid fire program is just what any…
  • My Barcelona (and maybe last) Master Class - Only 7 Seats Left!

    David Ziser
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:47 am
    Mark your calendars NOW!!!  October 6 - 13, 2014 How would you like to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world, make new friends, and spend some time with some really enthusiastic photographers?  For the last two years legendary wedding/portrait photographer Clay Blackmore [link] and myself have have conducted what I believe are the most value priced, most informative, most fun Master Classes held anywhere in the world.  This year we're headed to Barcelona, Spain - DETAILS HERE! Sure, I'm a little biased but those are not just my comments they are echoed widely by…
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  • Pentax XG-1 Digital Camera

    19 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    Building on its foundation of unique DSLR cameras, RICOH IMAGING is pleased to introduce the Pentax XG-1 digital camera. This versatile, all-in-one camera showcases an impressive 52x optical zoom lens, 16 megapixel sensor, and Pentax technology; bridging the gap between DSLR flexibility and point and shoot convenience. The Pentax XG-1 is a versatile camera ideally suited for those seeking...
  • Nikon Df Digital Camera Review

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:32 am
    Every now and then you’ll feel a little skip in your heart, triggered by something memorable, something nostalgic, something comfy, soothing and satisfying. It might not happen often but when it does you’ll know it’s right, you’ll know you’re where you belong. Don’t interrupt me when I’m there because I’m pretty sure I’m busy taking a photo right now with the Nikon DF. And boy is it a beautiful photo...
  • Nikon 1 AW1 Digital Camera Review

    15 Jul 2014 | 5:20 am
    Sometimes a lot of things can happen real fast: a car that pulls out in front of you, dinner that burns, a child that falls, all in the blink of an eye. But when do you actually get to have something amazing happen real fast? How about 60 frames in a second? That’s fast; that’s exciting. The Nikon 1 AW1 can do it. Alongside that is a spectacular feat of other things even your show...
  • Nikon Coolpix AW120 Digital Camera Review

    15 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    As a young child the bedroom was the perfect place for activities. Whether it be colouring, puzzles, lego or crafts, one thing remains constant: space. You need space for activities. No space means a struggle to compete with the task at hand. It’s no different in the adult world, when your activities upgrade to that of rock climbing, surfing and mountain biking the fact still remains...
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Digital Camera Review

    2 Jul 2014 | 4:49 am
    Panasonic’s latest G series camera, the Lumix GX7, has been hyped as a complete outfit and sits towards towards the top of Panasonic’s line up. Due to its range finder style the GX7 is significantly different from the other Lumix flagship, the GH3 (which is a bulkier DSLR competitor). It is as though Panasonic has placed one foot in the traditional and one into the...
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    Virtual Photography Studio

  • 5 Cute Photo Album Ideas

    Paul Escott
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:57 am
    When trying to set up a photography business, one of the key aspects which gain most of your attention is, of course, your technique and equipment. There’s almost no end to the constant strive to improve your skills, learn more about how to use various tricks to obtain stunning effects, and to the desire to invest in the next best thing as far as equipment is concerned. This is all very well, but maybe you should spend a little more time considering the experience your clients have after working with you. This isn’t just about the so-called bedside manner, or making your subjects feel…
  • Get More Exposure for Your Work: Curate a Themed Gallery

    Paul Escott
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Struggling to make a name for yourself as a (relatively) young photographer is quite challenging, as we all know. One of the main challenges of this convoluted process is developing your own voice. In an age where visual information seems to prime and the old cliché about a picture being “worth a thousand words” seems truer than ever, this shouldn’t be too hard. Unfortunately, against this apparent set of good premises, there are so many other aspiring photographers out there, that things are often harder than they seem to the outside world. This increased competition is precisely why…
  • 5 Ways to Deal with Bad Wedding Photos

    Paul Escott
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:04 am
    It’s another one of those photographers’ nightmares that everyone has to deal with, sooner or later in their career. It usually tends to happen to beginner wedding photographers: you shoot the wedding, spend tons of time editing the pictures, then, one day, you get the dreaded call. The client hates your work. They are disappointed with it. They may even ask for their money back. What do you do? How do you deal with bad wedding photos? Here are 5 tips from actual wedding photographers, with enough experience in their portfolios to be speaking with the best of intentions. 1. Don’t dwell…
  • Why Photographing An Animal Will Make You a Star

    Paul Escott
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    Animals are the most genuine models a photographer could ever dream of. You know when you have problems relaxing and someone just comes out of the blue whispering: Just be. Nothing more. It’s that easy. Well it seems that animals are the absolute masters of presence or gurus of our perceived present. They can always do that, no matter the circumstances. However, trust me on this one: if you get to be in control of photographing an animal, you’ll become a true star! You’ll become widely appreciated, just like you’ve always dreamed of. No one will ever doubt your talents again.
  • How to Help Couples Relax in Photographs of Their Big Day

    Paul Escott
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Once a couple’s wedding day is here, their simply accepting to get married becomes a piece of cake comparing to the ordeal of getting photographed by a stranger. Well, this term is a bit harsh, but you get the picture. Never mind of you’ve known them your whole life or if you’ve just met them, you must be prepared for the worst-case scenario. You are just an outsider meant to mingle with their energy and show it all on camera. But it’s your job to help these couples relax in photographs  of their big day, photographs you are taking. People are different indeed, and so are the…
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    Camera Hacker: Forums

  • IBM PC Camera Driver for Microsoft Windows Vista

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:35 am
    I need help same anyone said: "Can any one help me to get IBM PC CAMERA Driver, ( version 5 ) for windows 7" Category: WebCam
  • DSC-H2 Shutter release button

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:19 am
    got a H7.. the button came off last month after 6.5 years. I'm still clicking but its uncomfortable pressing the sharp edge.. but i didnt think it is a flaw fro . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Can't get rid of "turn the power off and on again"

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Sony DSC-S90. I started a military career in Signals when we still had vacuum tube radios and other plug in tuning assemblies. The "whack it...sometimes hard . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
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    You can recover your deleted photos very easily. I have also faced this kind of situation then I used Amrev photo Recovery software and it recovered my deleted . . . Category: Storage
  • Sony HDR-HC3 Tape Door Won't Close with C:32:11 Error Code

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    I messed around with the mode gear, and now it works! Thanks! &# . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
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    Digital Photography Now

  • Acer launches first high-res Android tablet

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

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

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

    15 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    London, UK, 15 July 2014 Nikon today announces the release of the official version of Capture NX-D, its new development and adjustment software application for RAW images. Capture NX-D is available to download for free from today at Capture NX-D is a software application developed to allow users to enjoy full-scale development of RAW images with simple operations.
  • Olympus introduces Pen E-PL6

    9 Jul 2014 | 2:48 am
    Olympus UK press releasee: A super-slim zoom lens and FlashAir* card give the new PEN E-PL6 the creative edge Freedom of expression, at full speed ahead London, July 9, 2014 – Cameras with interchangeable lenses don't get any slimmer** or cooler than the new PEN E-PL6. Or better equipped for posting superior shots on the Web. The latest PEN comes supplied with a WiFi-capable FlashAir SD card and a class-best, super-slim, interchangeable electronic pancake zoom lens. Just two reasons Olympus calls this package the 'Expression Kit'. The E-PL6 is also packed with technologies inherited from…
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    LetsGoDigital English Edition

  • Canon PowerShot digital cameras

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    Canon PowerShot digital compact cameras : Canon is proud to introduce two new lightweight bridge cameras, the PowerShot SX520 HS and PowerShot SX400 IS. Boasting 42x and 30x optical zooms, both PowerShot cameras incorporate Canon’s leading optical expertise in stunning, highly compact bodies - perfect for capturing virtually any special occasion in the quality it deserves. Flexible and lightweight, PowerShot digital cameras are designed to make shooting easy and comfortable. The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS and PowerShot SX400 IS feature a new style of handgrip, which has been redesigned…
  • iPhone 6 release date

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:40 am
    Production issues restrict Apple’s iPhone 6 release : Despite Apple’s plans of launching the iPhone 6 in late 2014, optical demands in handheld devices failed to generate price upticks in the sapphire substrate industry, according to LED inside, a research subdivision of market-research organization TrendForce. Sapphire ingot, substrate and patterned sapphire substrate prices all dropped in July 2014, with some product prices down 5%-10% Quarter-on-Quarter. The research organization noted optical demands lagged behind sapphire manufacturers’ production expansion, and order volumes have…
  • Samsung Galaxy Award

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Samsung Galaxy Award with International Talent Support : Samsung Electronics announced its partnership with International Talent Support (ITS), a global platform and competition for young emerging creative talent, to create the Samsung Galaxy Award, a unique competition within the ITS program. As a global leader in mobile technology, Samsung Electronics is devoted to inspiring and supporting the next generation of creative minds. With the Samsung Galaxy Award, Samsung is giving young talented designers an opportunity to showcase their creative approach and design vision by developing a…
  • Apple MacBook Pro bags

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    WaterField unveils MacBook Pro accessories : On the heels of Tim Cook’s MacBook Pro Retina announcement, WaterField Designs introduces new custom sizes of two popular laptop bags - the 15-inch Outback Solo and 13-inch Indy; quality and style converge in these svelte carriers. Both MacBook Pro bags look professional enough for business meetings and fashionable enough for anywhere else. The WaterField Outback Solo sports a rugged look, combining waxed canvas with premium leather. The WaterField Indy’s soft high-grade leather develops a rich patina over time. Both MacBook Pro bags look…
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display : Apple updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster processors, double the memory in both entry-level configurations, and a new, lower starting price for the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook. Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display features a stunning high-resolution display, an amazing design just 0.71-inches thin, the latest processors and powerful graphics, and up to nine hours of battery life, delivering unbelievable performance in an incredibly portable design. Apple today also lowered the starting price of the non-Retina 13-inch…
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    Shutter Sisters

  • The Must-Have List

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

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

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

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

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

  • 7 Steps to Getting Organized in Lightroom

    Matt Kloskowski
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    The key to successfully using Lightroom is organization. By planning ahead and keeping things simple, you’ll spend less time sorting through your catalog trying to locate photos. 1. Choose a Good Folder Structure Part of the Lightroom organization process begins before you ever get into Lightroom. See, Lightroom doesn’t have an internal, locked, managed, or hidden file structure; it organizes photos into folders the same way you would if you weren’t using Lightroom. So when you create a folder in Lightroom, you’re really creating a folder on your hard drive, too. This means you need a…
  • Creating WebPage Comps from Photoshop to Reflow

    Tom Green
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Improved interaction between Photoshop and Reflow will help boost your productivity by allowing users to quickly and easily generate a Reflow project from a Photoshop document. This video covers how to export fro Photoshop to Reflow, how to create a background gradient for your webpage using Reflow code rather than an image created in Photoshop, and how to use the Photoshop connect panel.
  • EXPODISC 2.0

    Erik Vlietinck
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    Updated Professional White-Balance Filter The original ExpoDisc was an aluminum filter that you could mount on a lens for taking a white-balance measurement. ExpoImaging has released a new version of the ExpoDisc that has the same accuracy, but it comes in a more lightweight and cost-effective pack-age. ExpoDisc 2.0 is a polycarbonate lens filter with two spring-loaded claws that grab the edge of the camera lens. (Initially, only the 77mm disc is available, but the company says that more sizes will follow.) On my camera, the claws grabbed the edges of the low-profile UV filter, but when I…
  • Easy Copying from Adobe Illustrator to Edge Animate and Reflow

    Tom Green
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    The workflow from Illustrator to Edge Animate and Reflow just got much, much simpler. Before the new CC update, users had to export a .SVG file from Illustrator which could be confusing based on the setting options. Now, all they have to do is copy the drawing from Illustrator to the clipboard, and paste it into Animate and Reflow. The new updates have made this really simple.
  • Behance Integration Into Illustrator CC

    jeff witchel
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    The Behance Network has become the most well-known and popular portfolio website out there and it is now integrated directly into Illustrator CC. In this tutorial, I will go through the process of uploading art to Behance directly from Adobe Illustrator and will also explore the ins and outs of this terrific portfolio website.
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  • DIY Photo Recipe Book

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Remember cookbooks? Those dusty tomes that somehow accumulate on your kitchen shelves but you hardly ever crack open? It’s time to give the ol’ recipe book a 21st century twist. Just mix one part millennial obsession with technology, a dash of old-fashioned printing, mix in your photo expertise and pair it with some quality cocktails to get the coolest recipe book, ever. How to Make a Photo Recipe Book (...)Read the rest of DIY Photo Recipe Book (379 words) © Lauren for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to Post tags:…
  • You’ll Jump for the 2-in-1 Backup Battery and Power Cord

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Your daily caffeine break is at 2pm sharp. Your phone seems to need a power boost, every time you want to shoot just a few more pix. Since phones don’t seem to have a taste for coffee, grab a Jump Cable, a tangle free charge cord and backup battery in one. The Jump Cable charges your phone from its backup battery, or any USB port. When you use a wall outlet or computer to charge you phone (like you already do daily) it fills up its battery at the same time. Tuck this tiny, snack size cord pack into your pocket when you’re on the move for an extra…
  • DIY Camera Cookies

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Here at Photojojo we take the photography lifestyle very seriously. We live it, we breathe it, we even eat it. Specifically, we eat these camera shaped cookies and we think you should too. Grab yourself a set of these insanely awesome cookie cutters and make a batch of cute and delicious camera shaped cookies for all your friends. Then make another batch just for yourself. We won’t tell if you won’t. Learn How to Bake Camera Cookies! (...)Read the rest of DIY Camera Cookies (330 words) © Erika for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment |…
  • Time Lapse Videos Made Easy

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 If you had the power to speed up time you could have romantic sunsets in under a minute or knit a scarf in just 30 seconds. The Digital Time Lapse Camera gives you that magic! It takes high quality wide angle photos and smashes them into a ready-to-watch video at the touch of a button. The latest version of our beloved Time Lapse Cam sports better quality optics, low light recording capabilities and a wide angle lens for more interesting shots. Set it up on a shelf at a hoppin’ party or on a tripod in your growing garden and let it snap tonso pics and…
  • Sam Horine:Travel Photography Tips and Tricks

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    How do you capture the magical feeling of traveling to a new city for the first time? Heck if we know! So … We found someone who does. Sam Horine shoots cityscapes so stunning a scroll through his Instagram feed feels like a trip around a whole new world. We wanted to know just how he captures the cities he visits so very well, so we asked him … and he told us! Learn to Shoot Cityscapes Like a Pro (Sam Horine Specifically) (...)Read the rest of Sam Horine:Travel Photography Tips and Tricks (859 words) © laurel for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to…
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    emilie inc. photography blog

  • small seaside ceremony of Tammie and Rick in Kingston, Massachusetts

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Tammie sent me a spreadsheet with the name, affiliation and photograph of each of their 22 guests before her wedding to Rick so I would know who was who. It was the teacher in her, Tammie said. I loved it. Tammie's sorority sister (and my wedding dress angel), planner and former dress shop owner, and on this day- officiant!- Tracie Garceau had a blast pulling together the details of the day. Tammie even had guests wear clothes in the same color palette as the cushions on the porch furniture of the rental property were they wed. Brilliant! It was all of their nieces and nephews who stole my…
  • Point Lookout wedding of Mary and Ryan

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Ryan was an adorable groom with butterflies before his wedding ceremony - not because he was nervous about marrying Mary, but because he hadn't seen her all day when Denise and I arrived.  His Mar-Bear, as he calls her (the first word in his vows that he wrote), is the other half of him.  Together, the two have an undeniable energy that is easily witnessed, if you are around them for longer than a mere two minutes.  You can see the love, passion, friendship, and fun that these two have together.  I think they wear their hearts on their sleeves for each other, their…
  • Lakeside wedding of Mallory and Jonathan at the Wolfeboro Inn in New Hampshire

    27 Jul 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Mallory and Jonathan were wed at the Wolfeboro Inn on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.  With a deep family history of vacationing on the lake, a waterfront wedding was a given for our bride.  The Inn has the advantage of being fully inclusive, so all facets of the celebration took place in and around the historic inn.  In the bridal suite, sister Kate and all the bridesmaids flitted about the rooms in joyous conversation with the bride to be.  A corner room with a view lent perfectly to peaking out the curtains to see guests filter in, taking their seats on the sloping…
  • Portland, Maine wedding of Cecile and Michael

    27 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Cecile and Michael's day was like being on a tour of some of the Portland area's best spots.  We started at The Portland Regency Hotel for preparations, then hopped on a trolley to do some formals and portraits at Portland Head Light.  Once we finished up with some classic lighthouse shots, we boarded the trolley again to then disembark at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad.  This adorable train took us and guests to Fish Point along the Eastern Prom for the ceremony.  After some very touching I Do's, everyone boarded the train again and enjoyed some beverages, with the happy…
  • St. Ann's baptism of Grace

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:22 pm
    I'm loving how often we get to see this beautiful family and document their lives! This weekend I had the honor of photographing the baptism of Kathryn and Christian's littlest one, Grace. The baptism took place at St. Ann's, a beautiful stone church on the water in Kennebunkport, and was performed by the same priest who baptized Kathryn and Christian's two oldest children and officiated their wedding ceremony. Grace was perfectly happy to be the center of attention for much of the service being transferred from one set of arms to the next. Her older siblings, Claire and James, were happy to…
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    Digital Camera Reviews & Photography Tips

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

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

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

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

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

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

  • Review - Tonality Pro

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

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:21 am
    Due to an incorrect update a while ago, our RSS feed may have become 'stuck' recently, with no new content for some readers. If this message is preceded by a whole load of articles/reviews that you've not seen before, then it's been fixed - if you've seen new items over the last few weeks, then your feed was not affected. Thanks for subscribing! bye for now Keith Cooper
  • Review - Topaz ReMask V4

    15 Jul 2014 | 4:42 am
    A plugin that speeds up masking and the creation of cutout images. V4 features a cleaner interface and a performance boost, whilst adding additional mask refinement features.
  • PhotoSweeper

    14 Jul 2014 | 4:42 am
    A (Mac) application that will quickly sort through Lightroom, Aperture and iPhoto image libraries, or folders of images and locate duplicates and similar files (by time or by image content for example).
  • A cheaper EW73C lens hood for my 10-18mm lens

    10 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    The Canon EF-S 10-18mm lens recently reviewed, comes without a lens hood. At one tenth of the price, a cheap EW73B from eBay can be quickly modified to work with the 10-18mm lens.
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    dpmac | digital photo mac

  • Bangkok to Shangri-La – Photo Expedition

    George Mann
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Bangkok to Shangri-La – Photo Expedition & Workshop It is now possible to travel by road from Bangkok to Chiang Rai, through the far west of Laos, into the heart of China’s Yunnan Province, down the legendary Burma Road, and up into the mountains of Tibet. This expeditions will take minimum two weeks to complete, […]
  • Apple kills off Aperture

    George Mann
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Well it was bound to happen sooner or later. Apple has officially given up developing Aperture and basically conceded defeat to Adobe Lightroom. There will be no further development and Apple is expecting everyone to move to the Cloud and the Photos App. Adobe is of course overjoyed and promising compatibility with all future Apple […]
  • Apple iPod touch now starting at $199

    George Mann
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:31 am
    Apple Brings Vibrant Colors & iSight Camera to Most Affordable iPod touch Model iPod touch Lineup Now Starting at $199 CUPERTINO, California—June 26, 2014—Apple® today announced its 16GB iPod touch® is now available in vibrant colors and equipped with a 5 megapixel iSight® camera for just $199. The entire iPod touch lineup features the 5 […]
  • A low end iMac for the rest of them

    George Mann
    20 Jun 2014 | 8:54 am
    There was a time when the low end iMac computer meant, the mid range iMac from the last version. There also was a time when low end meant under US$1000, but I guess $1,099 is the new $999. I checked to see if the real target was the educational discount recipients, but no they only […]
  • Garmin viago – Navigation App for iPhone and Android

    George Mann
    19 Jun 2014 | 10:41 am
    Garmin® Launches víago™, A Feature-Packed Navigation App Starting at $1.99 17 June 2014 @ 6:00 AM  / Automotive/Mobile / App Includes Leading Garmin Navigation, In App Purchases Offer Additional Premium Features OLATHE, Kan./June 17, 2014/Business Wire — Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced víago, […]
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    Photography Blog

  • Glass Light Theme for Final Cut Pro X

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:20 am
    Pixel Film Studios have released the Glass Light Theme, a new template for Final Cut Pro X. Read more and comment »
  • Spider Holster Medium Lens Pouch and Memory Card Organizer

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:15 am
    Spider Camera Holster has launched two new accessories: the SpiderPro Medium Lens Pouch and Memory Card Organizer. Read more and comment »
  • Plustek USA Announces New Instant Rebate Programme

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:10 am
    Plustek USA has launched a new instant rebate programme for selected scanners. Read more and comment »
  • Drobo Mini with SSDs

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    Connected Data have launched their Drobo Mini with Solid State Disk drives delivering as much as 80% more performance compared to a Mini configured with traditional spinning hard drives. Read more and comment »
  • Clarity Magazine Volume 4

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    PhotographyBB has released Volume 4 of Clarity Magazine. Read more and comment »
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  • A Great Deal on the Ultimate Design Library

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Inky Deals is offering two mega design bundles for an extremely discounted price. The New Design Library is just $59 and includes $5,060 worth of assets. Included in the bundle are textures, vector illustrations—including vector bundles of themed illustrations and infographic templates—Photoshop actions and brushes, fonts and UI kits. And for the killer collection, you can get their Ultimate Design Library for an amazing $99. This massive collection—with $25,088 worth of resources—includes the New Design Library, plus more add-ons, brushes, and…
  • Board Game for Type Designers

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Behance designer Lukasz Kulakowski combined his love of board games with his love of typography. The result was Gametica, a simple roll-and-race board game where players put their type knowledge to the test. The questions on the 140 game cards range from visual recognition of fonts, to events in typographical history. Kulakowski has designed the board, questions, cards, even the players' tokens, which can be printed and folded according to the included folding template. His Behance page even has a free, high-res version of the Gametica poster available for…
  • AIGA's Centennial Celebration Continues

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Body:  AIGA turned 100 years old in 2014 and many institutions and publications are celebrating along with this iconic design association. One institution celebrating the centennial is the Denver Art Museum (DAM). The "Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives" installation showcases over 30 posters from the museum's own AIGA collection. The posters on exhibit embody the spirit of a poster's purpose: to spur into action. Whether the message revolves around the environment, peace, politics, racism, or simply product advertisement, the ubiquitous poster gives voice to a group…
  • Adobe and Google Release Multi-Language Open Source Font

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    Body: Adobe recently released their 101st Adobe Originals typeface and it has been quite the project. The Source Han Sans open source OpenType typeface is a massive pan-CJK font, containing both Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean glyphs. This herculean feat of the font world was a collaboration of not only Adobe, but Google—who is releasing their own version of the font—and type foundries in China, Japan, and Korea. For those with a need to access a wide range of CJK glyphs, especially when regional variations are necessary, this finely-crafted typeface will be…
  • Spoiler Alert: Potential Security Flaw in Adobe Flash

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Body: The game of internet vulnerability-security leapfrog continues, this time involving Adobe's Flash multimedia player. A flaw in Flash that recently came to light could allow potential hackers to exploit the software to steal login credentials on some websites. The potentially vulnerable sites—including popular social media sites like Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter—have worked to put new safeguards in place. Apple's security now blocks versions of Flash earlier than the most recent one ( from even running on their machines. In addition, Adobe has released a critical…
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    Chase Jarvis Blog

  • Let’s Have Coffee! Join Me For a 30-Minute Online Hangout

    1 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    A lot of people offer to buy me coffee. It’s great. I love coffee and I love talking shop. Only hiccup is that there’s not enough hours in the day. Soooo…Join me for a cup of coffee (tea, beer, bourbon?) and let’s talk shop for 30 minutes via a Google Hangout on Tuesday August 5th. Here’s how. Remember that contest I ran recently where the prize was a $500 from Adorama, 2 courses from CreativeLive and one-hour totally off-the-record conversation between me and the winner? Well, turns out that David Arthur was that winner and we’re talking on Tuesday August…
  • How to Turn ‘No’ Into ‘Yes’ + Get What You Want [An Essential Strategy That Will Get YOU Hired]

    3 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    It’s fair to say that I’m obsessed with the human spirit. It is amazing, bizarre and lovely at the same time and it can accomplish unthinkable things in the face of the most harrowing odds, in the face of challenge, in the face of “never”. Which is why I believe in the following quote and the following story that relates to this quote. You may have seen this story ‘blow up’ on social a few months ago, but amidst reflection (and upon this great story and the short film about it), my interest in sharing this story compounded. So, as such, here…
  • Nikon D810: Sharing My Initial Thoughts as Nikon Improves an Already-Solid Camera

    26 Jun 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Nikon D810 via Adorama Photo geeks, gear heads, and camera nerds listen up! This post is just for you. Nikon today (or yesterday by the time I post this…) just announced the new D810, a consolidation of the D800 and the D800E. I’m a photographer and not a gear review guy, but I get a lot of requests from readers to weigh in…. should you get one? Should you pass? While that is much more of a personal question, my hope is to add a little value to the core camera geek’s potential purchaser’s day by sharing my initial thoughts. Keep in mind, I’m referring…
  • Let’s Hang Out! WIN a Meeting with Me + $500 in Camera Gear + 2 Classes from CreativeLive

    25 Jun 2014 | 9:11 am
    UPDATE: The contest has ended and a winner has been randomly selected! And the winner is… David Arthur! David: send us an email to to claim your prize and get that consult scheduled. Everyone else: thank you so much for entering! As always, we’ll do more contests in the future for you to win some rad prizes, so make sure to keep checking in. Since I started writing this blog in 2006, I’ve always emphasized creativity and education over gear. You’ve heard me say “the best camera is the one you have with you” (ahem…) once or…
  • How to Charge What You’re Worth — Which is 3 to 10x More Than You’re Getting Today [with Ramit Sethi]

    24 Jun 2014 | 8:59 am
    Ok, first thing first…if you’ve already made the move OR are even CONSIDERING turning your passion for photography (or video, or design, or writing or whatever) into a business, do your future self a solid and start following Ramit Sethi, right NOW. Visit his website. Read his blog. Sign up wherever it tells you to sign up. Because Ramit will teach you more about the business side of this industry than you thought you needed to know. His style direct, you’ll get tough love, but he’s great at helping us creatives (eg he has helped me more with my business chops than…
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    Camera Labs

  • Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART review - the best 50mm lens with AF!

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:13 pm
    The Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Art is a standard prime lens that's available in Canon, Nikon, Sigma or Sony A-mounts. The focal length may be 'normal' but the performance of the ART series is anything but. It may cost two to three times more than standard 50mm f1.4 lenses, but comes in comfortably cheaper than Canon's 50mm f1.2 and Nikon's 58mm f1.4. So how does it measure-up? Thomas and Gordon teamed-up to give the Sigma 50mm ART a real workout, with Thomas comparing it against the Nikkor 50mm f1.4 and the Zeiss Otus 55mm f1.4 on his Nikon D800, while Gordon compared it against Canon's EF 50mm…
  • Leica 15mm f1.7 review - a classy prime for Micro Four Thirds!

    3 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    The Leica Summilux 15mm f1.7 is a semi-wide lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. Mounted on a Panasonic or Olympus body it delivers equivalent coverage of 30mm, making it a mild wide-angle roughly between the traditional 28 and 35mm focal lengths. This makes it an ideal general-purpose option, offering a step-up over kit zooms, and if you're fitting it on the tiny Lumix GM1 it won't impede a tripod mount. The Micro Four Thirds system does however offer a variety of lenses and most owners will wonder how the 15mm f1.7 compares to the slightly longer and slightly cheaper Olympus 17mm f1.8.
  • Canon EOS 1200D T5 review - Canon's new budget DSLR!

    23 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    Canon's EOS 1200D, or Rebel T5 as it's known in North America, is the company's latest entry-level DSLR. The 1200D T5 upgrades the sensor to 18 Megapixels, the screen to a 3in / 460k panel, supports 1080p video and a higher maximum sensitivity of 12800 ISO. In the three years since the EOS 1100D T3 though, Nikon has released two entry-level DSLRs, both aimed slightly higher, while the mirrorless market has really taken off. So in our Canon 1200D T5 review we've compared it against Nikon's D3300 and Sony's A3000 and A5000 to find out which is the best budget camera with interchangeable lenses!
  • Sony WX350 review - pocket-sized 20x super-zoom!

    17 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    Sony's WX350 packs a 20x optical zoom into a surprisingly compact body - indeed Sony claims it's the World's smallest and lightest with this optical range and I can't think of anything to dispute that. It sports an 18 Megapixel sensor, 1080 / 50p / 60p movies, built-in Wifi with NFC and 10fps continuous shooting, making it pretty capable for the price. Sure, it's basic in terms of manual control, but Sony's ticked the right boxes for the target audience. See how it compares against Canon's SX600 HS 20x travel-zoom in our Sony WX350 review!
  • Nikon P600 review - is 60x long enough?

    2 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Nikon COOLPIX P600 is a DSLR-styled superzoom with a massive 60x optical range, equivalent to 24-1440mm. It also sports a fold-out 3in screen, electronic viewfinder and Wifi which allows connection to a smartphone for transferring images and remote controle. The bridge superzoom market is a crowded place with plenty of choice from all the major manufacturers and purely on the grounds of zoom range, the COOLPIX P600 is a front runner. Size is important, but it's not the only thing that matters, so I tested the P600 against Sony's Cyber-shot HX400V which has a slightly shorter 50x optical…
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  • Connected

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Prázdniny jsou v plném proudu. Vedro střídají bouřky a bouřky vedra.Někoho dovolená čeká, jiný čeká dovolenou. Někdo čekal celý rok na prázdniny, jen aby teď mohl makat.Blázinec :-) The holidays are in middle. The heat turns storms and storms again to heat.Someone waiting for vacation, someone vacation just finnished. Someone waited all year for the holidays only to now work hard. Madhouse :-)
  • Kamenice v odstínech zelené / Kamenice river in green shadows

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Konečně přestalo pršet. Všechno je syrové, promáčené. Barvy loňského listí temně vynikají v čerstvé zeleni a za bledého svitu slunce za mraky se nedaří stínům.Kochal bych se dál, ale je mi zima. Vyleju vodu z bot a vydám se k autu. Topení si cestou dám naplno. Finally the rain stopped. Everything is raw and soaked. Dark colours of last year's leaves makes contrasts in fresh green and Sun hidden behind the clouds fail shadows.I would admire on, but I'm cold. I will pour the water out of shoes and walk to the car. On the way I will heating turn to maximum.
  • V proudu Kamenice / Rapids of Kamenice river

    20 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Tak když už mi teče do kecek stavím se do proudu a peru to nahoru, dolu, detaily i celkový pohledy. Prší mi za krk. Starší pár z NDR mě chvíli pozoruje a paní si mě fotí. Morgen! Yeah, river in my shoes! So, I stand in rapids and takes photos by and agains to stream. Its raining. Old couple from Germany stop above me and lady photography me in river. Morgen! Ale jo, vem si něco na památku praprabratranče, babička by to tak chtěla. ... Nářadí, kamna, obrazy, zeláky i kameňák s povidlím? :-/
  • Minuta před rozbřeskem / A minute before daybreak

    13 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Měsíc utíká z oblohy stíhaný nedočkavým sluncem a dole se přelévá mlha se sny.Vzpomínka na Saské Švýcarsko. The Moon is running out from sky and the Sun is launching day. Bellow is dancing mist with dreams.The memory of the Saxony Switzerland. Tak máme léto v plném proudu a k focení je relativně méně příležitostí. To ovšem neznamená, že bych se nějak nudil...právě jsem z foto výpravy dovezl několik set snímků, přitom archív ještě nedodělaných fotek praská ve švech, na upgrade techniky jsem se ještě nepodíval, sportování zanedbávám úplně,…
  • Elektrický mák / Electric poppy

    9 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Horké květnové odpoledne za městem. Hot May afternoon in countryside.
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • One Jersey Guy to Another….

    Joe McNally
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    K-Man and I go back aways. I’ve worked for him as he has organized a number of annual reports and portrait assignments over time. We got to know each well over the course of some occasionally arduous travel. I’m even acquainted with Flo, his non-stop roadie mate. He runs a blog, Jersey Style Photography, and has a passion for old style Hollywood noir. Hence it was a natural to include him, his fedora, and his formidable mohaska back when I was putting together the Hot Shoe Diaries. He shoots good stuff, and we have always traded pics and chatted about shooting. He commented on…
  • We’ve Come a Long Way!

    Joe McNally
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    I’ve been friends with Mike Corrado, the originator, orchestrator, and pied piper of the merry band of disparate, dysfunctional (hey, we’re photographers) talented oddballs who make up the Nikon Ambassador crew, for more than 25 years. He is a blood brother, a good shooter, and a fierce advocate for photogs and their worth. He is also blessedly inappropriate. Together, we have lost a prototype Nikon camera in Miami Bay, smashed another one perched on the end of a hang glider into a telephone pole, and had a 70-200mm lens run over by a truck. We at one point tried to run a photo set on a…
  • St. Lucia Lighting Workshop in theTimes…

    Joe McNally
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:35 am
    Very happy our St. Lucia lighting workshop merited coverage in the New York Times Sunday Travel section! As we always say, it’s a workshop in paradise, the only one of its kind we do all year. A true destination resort, Anse Chastanet/Jade Mountain remains a lure for me, no matter how many times I’ve visited there over the course of 20 years of going to St. Lucia. We do lots of lighting, and then guest instructor RC Concepcion steps forward at times during the week to display his wizardry in the realm of post-production. It’s a full week of location lighting techniques,…
  • Well, You Know, 4th of July and Summer’s Over!

    Joe McNally
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:37 am
    At least, that’s what my mother used to say. I remember when I was a kid, having just gotten free of school in late June, that my shoulders would slump a bit when she would shake her head and mention what was to her a truism with a bit of a sigh and a world weary, knowing tone. Chagrined, I would seek out the calendar and count days, and be relieved to find I still had a bunch of summer left, and that mom was just being her folksy self, albeit in a morose, killjoy, resigned sort of way. It is the Fourth! Break out the hot dogs, the beer, the ball game and the tanning lotion. Not to…
  • Profoto at the Opera!

    Joe McNally
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:35 pm
    It is always advisable to travel light going into China. It is a country of many rules and regulations, and that age old photog ethic of “Damn the rules I’m here to make pictures!” can be blunted a bit if displayed to the wrong, say, customs official. Hence, I was exceedingly grateful that Profoto USA, Sweden and China all pulled together and offered the assistance of a strobe package for my latest visit. The city of Beijing is a fascinating place, filled with practitioners of ancient and time honored art forms, such as Chinese opera. I was very lucky to work with these…
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  • Astrophotography: How to photograph aurora

    Matthias Moritz
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:02 am
    Years ago I visited together with a friend an annual meeting of hobby astronomers at Fort Davis, Texas. It was impressive to see, how eager and passionate those people follow their hobby. When I was talking with people, someone told … Continue reading → The Original Post is Located Here: Astrophotography: How to photograph aurora
  • New Contest: The World of Colors

    Gabriela Ürlings
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The world is full of abundant colors. For this competion, announced together with Datacolor for the photokina 2014, we are looking for photographs primarily accentuating colors. We are not limited on certain motifs, wether colorful landscapes, buildings, plants, animals or … Continue reading → The Original Post is Located Here: New Contest: The World of Colors
  • The Greatest Quotes About Photography

    Tom Schimmelpfennig
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:10 am
      You don‘t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved. – Ansel Adams … Continue reading → The Original Post is Located Here: The Greatest Quotes About Photography
  • Photography – our imagination as a viewer

    Matthias Moritz
    18 Aug 2013 | 10:30 am
    Another input from Glenn Capers: “the story behind” is not only the story of the photographer and the creation of images, but also the story of the viewers and their imagination. Think about it….. team fotocommunity   The following are … Continue reading → The Original Post is Located Here: Photography – our imagination as a viewer
  • Give your opinion – win a one-year world membership!

    Matthias Moritz
    24 May 2013 | 6:06 am
    Hello everybody, dear members of fotocommunity! Today I would like to ask a favor. For the master´s degree a student and member of fotocommunity, Iveth Claros, conducts an international survey focussed on “photo online communities” such as fotocommunity. The results … Continue reading → The Original Post is Located Here: Give your opinion – win a one-year world membership!
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  • Looking Back at the Photo I Regret Taking

    Jeff Guyer
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    I typed the title for this article hours ago. After typing it, I spent an hour answering emails, having a snack, watching a little TV, and checking up on friends and family in Israel. For a full hour after all of that, I stared at a blinking cursor. Taunting me. Vexing me. Daring me to [...] The post Looking Back at the Photo I Regret Taking appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Award Winning Photographer Arrested (Again), Has Cameras Confiscated

    Tiffany Mueller
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    According to a press release from The Bahrain Center For Human Rights, renowned street and war photographer, Ammar Abdulrasool has just been arrested. Again. Ammar was taken in what appears to be a succession of illegal raids targeting photographers and journalists that took place in Bahrain during the past weeks. Abdulrasool’s family says a group [...] The post Award Winning Photographer Arrested (Again), Has Cameras Confiscated appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Florida – The Worst Place In The World To Take Good Photos?

    JP Danko
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    After coming back from a family vacation to Florida and downloading all of the images from the trip, I have come to the conclusion that Florida just might be the worst place in the world to take good photos. If you’re not sure where I’m going with this, I think this photo pretty much sums [...] The post Florida – The Worst Place In The World To Take Good Photos? appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • How To Build A Butter-Smooth Video Slider

    Udi Tirosh
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    You know those shots where a camera is pointing at an out of focus object and then it slowly goes into focus. Sometimes this is done by focus racking (or focus pulling) but sometimes it’s done by actually moving the camera until the object gets inside the depth of field. The secret to doing it [...] The post How To Build A Butter-Smooth Video Slider appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • VAL: Out! Drone Lighting: In! Drones Used As Lighting Stands

    Tiffany Mueller
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    A team of researchers from MIT and Cornell are expected to present a protype of a drone they have been developing specifically designed to ease the task of ‘holding lights’ this August. To be clear, drones have already been used by numerous photographers and filmmakers as a way to light scenes, but this particular drone [...] The post VAL: Out! Drone Lighting: In! Drones Used As Lighting Stands appeared first on DIY Photography.
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    Serious Compacts - Featured Articles, Reviews & Posts

  • Featured: 'Herons (some BIF) with Nikon V3 and 70-300CX' by The Smoking Camera

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

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

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

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

    24 May 2014 | 12:32 am
    Hi everyone, it's been a while... Here's a collection from last night's opening for Vivid Sydney, all shot with the GR and Gitzo tripod. Please check out my blog for the rest: http://peopleandotherstrangecreature...d-sydney-2014/
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: Perspective Warp – Episode 388

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

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

    Nick Abramovitz
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    Corey starts out the show with a tip on using 3d extrusion in Ps and splitting it in a graphic. Glyn Dewis joins us from England with a cool Movie (Iron Man) effect. And lastly Pete answers a question from Facebook on frequency separation and has a tip on how to understand it better. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form Pixel Fight Club This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 386 is now playing! Download Episode 386 (In order to download this file directly to your computer,…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Focus Area and Grid Lines – Episode 385

    Nick Abramovitz
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Corey has a tip on a new PS CC feature called focus area. Pete gives a tutorial on using a grid to map out where your main light source is when working with shadows in your composite design. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form Photoshop World Pixel Fight Club This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 385 is now playing! Download Episode 385 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Flood Plug-In and Puppet Warp – Episode 384

    Nick Abramovitz
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    Pete demonstrates the various types of water effects that can be achieved by using a flood plug in, and Corey gives a tutorial on how to seamlessly alter a copied image of a seagull utilizing the puppet warp feature. Flaming Pear Flood Plug-In Peachpit Book Deal Contest form Photoshop World Pixel Fight Club This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 384 is now playing! Download Episode 384 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click…
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    Image Sensors World

  • Cambridge Mechatronics Announces First OIS Customer

    Vladimir Koifman
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    Cambridge Mechatronics Ltd. (CML) announces that the first customer for its smart metal alloy (SMA) OIS actuators is Foxconn. In a separate announcement, CML names its manufacturing partner, Hutchinson Technology Inc. (HTI). CML and HTI have been developing OIS actuators in collaboration with Foxconn's camera division for over 18 months. Following design wins in May, smartphones with cameras built by Foxconn using SMA OIS actuators will reach the market in September this year.In June, CML announced that it will be making its OIS actuators for 1/3" to 1/2.3" image sensors with up to 20MP…
  • Workshop on CMOS Active Pixel Sensors for Particle Tracking

    Vladimir Koifman
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    University of Bonn, Germany conducts Workshop on CMOS Active Pixel Sensors for Particle Tracking (CPIX14) on Sep. 15-17, 2014. Although the workshop is fully booked, the organizers offer a live broadcast over the Internet for the presenters who agree - the world's first for an image sensor event.The workshop's agenda:Technology and design IOverview Technology OffersTomasz Hemperek (Universitaet Bonn (DE))Design and process development of CMOS image sensors with TowerJazzRenato Turchetta (STFC - Rutherford Appleton Lab. (GB))APSEL Deep n-well and Deep p-well CMOS Sensors with ST and TowerJazz…
  • Mobileye IPO Values Company at $5.31B

    Vladimir Koifman
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:09 am
    Reuters: Mobileye's NYSE IPO on Aug. 1st values the vision-based ADAS company at about $5.31 billion, higher than planned. The company estimates that its products were installed in about 3.3M vehicles worldwide as of March 31, including BMW, Honda and Tesla Motors. By the end of 2014, it expects its technology to be available in 160 car models from 18 original equipment manufacturers worldwide.Here is BMW TV story:
  • Imaging at Confab 2014

    Vladimir Koifman
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    The Confab Conference held in June 2014 has few mentions about imaging. Subramani Kengeri, Global Foundry VP of Advanced Technology Architecture names 10 most important emerging applications, among them there are 5 imaging ones:Novati presentation by its CEO David Anderson shows the company's BSI capability:
  • Movidius Announces its 2nd Gen Vision Processor

    Vladimir Koifman
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Marketwired: Movidius announces Myriad 2, the next generation of its vision processor unit (VPU) SoC. Compared to Myriad 1—which was introduced as part of Google’s Project Tango—the new chipset delivers 20x more processing efficiency in terms of computations per watt of power consumed. Myriad 2 comprises a larger and upgraded set of programmable processors as well as a new set of dedicated and configurable image and vision accelerators to power the next wave of computational cameras.Its key features:Superior performance at ultra-low power: Myriad 2, implemented in TSMC 28HPM process, is…
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    Visual Realia

  • Adams County's Rettland Farm

    10 Jul 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Rettland Farm, made up of several area lots of land owned and leased by the Ramsburg family, is the type of farm/business that people that like to support. Small businesses want to succeed, and their owners appreciate being able to see customers enjoying the end product of the family’s work.The Ramsburgs and their staff focus on chickens, pigs and sheep in the livestock area, and are also expanding into various grains that are now allowing them to offer items such as warthog flour, milled just down the road right below the Maryland/Pennsylvania border at Union Mills, shown immediately…
  • The Cost of Pennsylvania Public Colleges

    5 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    An online news article posted by a local television news department regarding the most expensive public colleges caught my attention; half of the list was comprised of colleges in my home state of Pennsylvania. An online Facebook conversation with some friends pointed out that the list was problematic; many of the Pennsylvania institutions listed were all satellite branches of Penn State, and thus would obviously all be at the same approximate price point.Should those campuses be looked at as one entity, or individual colleges? There were various arguments, but it was clearly not the best way…
  • Seasoned Corn Chips

    31 May 2014 | 7:25 pm
    While making homemade tortilla strips for salads, I stumbled upon a method that reminded me more of a commercial corn chip than either fried or baked tortilla chips. By combining both processes and adding seasonings, one can end up with a nice snacking chip that would hold up to a dip or be flavorful enough to skip the dip completely. While the steps start with frying, only three tablespoons of olive oil is used in the pan. While any oven-proof pan can work, this process seems made for a cast iron pan, which also cleans easily afterward. This recipe lends itself to experimentation with…
  • York County Camera Club Presentation

    3 May 2014 | 2:48 pm
    I've had the pleasure of judging photography competitions for the York County Camera Club (Pennsylvania) a few times, and it was obvious that the group was very friendly, active and enthusiastic about sharing their interests and skills. Anyone in southern Pennsylvania or northern Maryland with an interest in exploring photograph and/or increasing their skills should visit the group during one of their two meetings each month. While there is a very reasonable $20.00 fee to join, they graciously offer visitors a chance to attend two meetings before joining. If you're available on the evening of…
  • Grilled, Crispy Tofu

    22 Mar 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Finally!As someone who grills a lot, but has a vegetarian in the family, I've been trying to nail down the best way to grill tofu. I'm convinced that negative reactions about tofu are largely based on texture, so that's part of the battle. I've tried various hints and suggestions, but it was always missing something, which I think we've found: a light coating of cornstarch.Don't say that you dislike tofu until you've tried the following steps. All are suggested elsewhere on the web, but the combination is essential for the best texture and taste.• Freeze the (firm or extra firm) tofu in the…
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • NEWS: Lightroom 5.6 Update (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    Hey everyone! Adobe just released another “dot” update for Lightroom. We’re up to 5.6 now and it’s free to download. Just launch Lightroom, go to the Help menu and choose Check for Updates. There’s nothing really breathtaking in this one. It’s mostly a camera update (the Nikon D810 is now included as well as a couple of Panasonic cameras) and a few bug fixes. Oh and lots of news lens profile support (especially with Sony’s lenses). You can see exactly what’s in the update and what bug fixes were addressed over on the Adobe Lightroom Journal…
  • Tip: Lightroom Tips and My Sky Replacement Tutorial (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Last week, over at Kelby One, we did a free webcast for Photoshop World coming up in just over a month. We had videos and tutorials from lots of various Photoshop World instructors, and I jumped in to do a some quick Lightroom tips as well as a tutorial on replacing a not-so-great sky in landscape photos. Replacing the sky is one of those questions I hear about a lot. I’ll tell you up front, that in order for it to work, you need similar conditions. For example, if you take an image from a blah cloudy day, and try to replace it with a sky from a bright sunny or colorful sunset, then…
  • Lightroom Plug-In: If You’re Looking For Film Effects, Check Out Alien Skin Exposure 6 (Matt Kloskowski)
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:04 am
    Hey everyone. I keep getting asked about all of the Lightroom plug-ins out there, which is why (a while back) I created a plug-in category here on the site. One of the big areas I hear a lot about is film effects. Lately it seems that film effects have taken over the post-processing world. Look at the popularity of the VSCO Film presets for Lightroom (and many others that do something similar). Just about every photo app on the iPhone does ‘em too. Now, I do think the overall community out there wants to do most of their work in Lightroom which is why presets are popular. But when it…
  • TIP: Super Techie, But Important Catalog Tip & Lingo (Matt Kloskowski)
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Catalogs and photo storage is always one of the most popular topics whenever I’m out there teaching Lightroom. So I thought I’d do a quick post on one of the core concepts of the Lightroom catalog: Referenced photos vs. Managed Photos. This especially comes to light with Aperture not being developed anymore, but it’s still something good to know about when it comes to Lightroom. It sounds really techie but it’s not that bad. If you’re just a casual Lightroom user, you really don’t have to worry about what the difference is and what Lightroom does. Most…
  • The Secret News About Lightroom 5.5 (Matt Kloskowski)
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Okay, maybe the news isn’t so secret anymore, but I wanted to post this quick video that Scott and I did because I think it’s addressing a concern of a lot of photographers out there. See, a bunch of people are jumping on the Adobe Photography Bundle where you get Lightroom and Photoshop for $9.99/month. Since then, there’s a question I’ve been hearing a lot lately and Adobe’s done something pretty cool to answer it. The question comes in two ways: 1) I just signed up for the photography bundle and I’m using Lightroom. But what happens if I decide I…
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    ESSENTIALS For Photographers

  • Knowing Your Subjects Well

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    One of the most important considerations of a photograp […]Categories: Essays Featured LE News and Info Seen & Noted(Read more...)
  • Just an Idea

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Getting some pushback. Maybe need more messaging work.Categories: Essays Featured Rants & Raves(Read more...)
  • ReBranding With Photography

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    This was an interesting week. An old friend and colleag […]Categories: Design Featured Natural Light Seen & Noted(Read more...)
  • Going Back in Time

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    The great shooters of Project 52 Pros, 2014 just comple […]Categories: Featured LE News and Info PROJECT "52"(Read more...)
  • Big Ambitions? Where Do We Start?

    16 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    I want to ride a bike across the country. I want to hik […]Categories: Essays Rants & Raves(Read more...)
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  • iKlip Puts Your Tablet Where You Need It!

    Damon Webster
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    Sure, the case on your iPad lets you prop it up, vertical or horizontal, but you need a surface to set it down on. Or you get to hold it for indeterminate lengths of time. When it’s a matter of sending txts or watching vids, checking email, or heck, even a little shopping, it’s not […]
  • Olloclip 3-In-1 Macro: Extreme close-up photography in your hand

    Damon Webster
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    I love the Olloclip lenses. There. I said it. There are so many ways to add lenses to that phone in your pocket , and I’ve tried a bunch. Forget the magnets, not a good idea to put one next to your camera. And the cases that have screw in lenses may be good (new […]
  • July 4th Fireworks Photos! A Simple Guide to Cool Images

    Damon Webster
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    (This is a previously published article, but the fireworks haven’t changed, so it should all still hold true.) Living in A Powder Keg and Giving Off Sparks! What is it about fireworks that draws us close, cause us to emit uncontrollable ooohs and ahhhhs, and brings a group experience unlike any other? That shared , […]
  • CE Week 2014 : Tools And Toys

    Damon Webster
    29 Jun 2014 | 6:44 am
    At the half year mark, CES does a small preview coming products in the electronics field,and it;’s called CE week It’s always a goal to see what may enhance your photographic life in the shape of smart thinking, manufacturers listening to the needs of the public, and I’ll admit, some cool gadgets and toys. Please […]
  • Nikon Beloved D800 gets an upgrade: D 810 – Worth the Dough?

    Damon Webster
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:29 pm
    A short while ago I sat down to write , dare I say, a love letter to the Nikon D800 : with the ergonomic excellence, all of the controls in all the right places, files that are mega beautiful @36 megapixels, video quality that’s hard to surpass, fast accurate autofocus features that make my life […]
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    Tips dan Trik Fotografi

  • kamera dslr untuk pemula
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    Untuk mereka yang mulai serius mendapatkan foto kreatif yang tidak bisa didapatkan oleh kamera saku/point and shot maka perlu mempertimbangkan kamera Digital SLR(Single Lens Reflex). Kamera DSLR untuk pemula merupakan kamera dengan kemampuan mumpuni melebihi kamera saku dan kompatible dengan lensa yang bisa diganti-ganti dan berbagai aksesori DSLR lainnya. Tentu saja harga kamera DSLR akan lebih mahal daripada kamera saku yakni pada kisaran Rp. 5jt keatas hanya untuk body/body only. Kamera untuk pemula atau biasa disebut entry level kamera merupakan kamera dengan penjualan tertinggi saat…
  • Spesifikasi terpenting jika ingin membeli kamera DSLR
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Ini adalah pertanyaan yang paling sering dibuat oleh mereka yang ingin membeli kamera, “Spesifikasi seperti apa yang diperlukan”? karena banyak hal yang perlu dipertimbangkan seperti Megapixel, ISO, Lensa, Ukuran sensor serta kemampuan merekam dalam mode HD video. Berita baiknya hampir semua kamera DSLR yang ditawarkan sudah memiliki berbagai fitur standar, misalkan ukuran megapixel dalam 2 digit, sudah menjadi hal yang umum. Yang menjadi pembeda dalam membeli kamera tentunya adalah peruntukan atau untuk apa kamera tersebut akan digunakan. Apakah anda seorang professional atau…
  • Komposisi Fotografi : Golden Triangle
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    Pada dasarnya tidak ada aturan baku dalam dunia fotografi, yang ada hanya panduan-panduan yang dapat membantu kita untuk menghasilkan foto yang lebih dramatis. Banyak sekali tips komposisi fotografi yang bisa kita aplikasikan, salah satunya adalah Golden Triangle. Golden triangle adalah komposisi yang baik untuk digunakan ketika onjek/subjek yang kita foto mengandung elemen garis diagonal yang kuat. Golden triangle dapat dibentuk dengan membagi foto menjadi 3 buah segitiga. Komposisi ini dapat digunakan untuk semua jenis fotografi, sebut saja portrait, landscape, macro, dll. Hal yang perlu…
  • Peran Segitiga dalam Komposisi Fotografi
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Segitiga dapat kita temui  dimanapun, hanya dibutuhkan kejelian untuk mampu membedakannya dengan objek-objek/garis-garis lain. Segitiga merupakan komposisi yang sangat baik dan sangat mudah untuk dimanipulasi. Komposisi segitiga mampu mengkombinasikan dengan baik antara garis dan objek, serta mampu memberikan kesan kesan stabil atau bahkan sebaliknya yakni kesan tidak stabil. Bukan hanya subjek yang berbentuk segitiga, komposisi segitiga juga mencakup 3 buah titik yang jika ditarik garis akan membentuk segitiga, dan hal ini jarang disadari oleh pemula. Bagaimana membuat komposisi segitiga…
  • Komposisi Fotografi : Hindari penumpukan
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Banyak sekali panduan yang bisa kita jadikan acuan untuk mendapatkan komposisi yang menarik, salah satunya adalah menghindari penumpukan atau tumpang tindih antara subjek dengan objek baik background maupun foreground. Penumpukan ini juga perlu dihindari pada bagian frame atau tepian gambar, karena ada sebagian subjek yang hilang, misal ada bagian tubuh yang terpotong.  Sebagai contoh gambar disamping terjadi penumpukan/tumpang tindih antara subjek dengan tiang sehingga mampu merusak fokus yang seharusnya tertuju pada subjek. Penumpukan sendiri dibagi menjadi 3 antara lain : 1. Penumpukan…
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    My Home Sweet Home

  • August 2014 Desktop Calendar

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

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

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

    Dawn Camp
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Last week I inhaled Emily T. Wierenga’s Atlas Girl: Finding Home in the Last Place I Thought to Look in my precious spare moments: riding in the car; in the bleachers during baseball practice; late at night while my house slept; and finally getting up early and reading in bed until I finished. I messaged Emily immediately because I had to talk about the book. Although I planned to review it, she offered me a guest post and a giveaway copy and that’s even better. Leave a comment to win!   What My Mum Taught Me About Church (giveaway!) By Emily T. Wierenga “So, I…
  • Summer Reading List: Finding Spiritual Whitespace

    Dawn Camp
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:09 pm
    This post is part of the “Finding Spiritual Whitespace Blog Tour.” To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE!   There’s something decadent about curling up with a good book, probably because as women we deny ourselves downtime, like a privilege we must earn. Surely that’s not just me. Questioning the idea that it’s wrong to rest is one of my greatest takeaways from my friend Bonnie Gray’s new book, Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest (affiliate link). Bonnie defines spiritual whitespace as rest for your soul; I need that. If you’re a…
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    The Imaging Buffet

  • The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning Returns to NJ July 25-27, 2014 (Andrew Darlow)
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    Get your cameras ready! An incredible event is taking place in NJ this Friday through Sunday July 25-27, 2014. This year’s QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the 32nd annual running of the event, and it’s happening at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ from Fri. July 25 to Sunday, July 27, 2014. The photo opportunities at the festival are always incredible, and it looks like the weather will be perfect for the Friday balloon ascensions at 6:30am (Open to members with press passes, photographers and photo club members). There are also planned morning and afternoon…
  • BookExpo America (BEA) Starts Today in NYC and Runs Until Sat. 5/31 – Some Quick Links (Andrew Darlow)
    29 May 2014 | 2:53 pm
    What if the Jacob Javits Center in New York City basically turned into the world’s largest bookstore for three days? That’s about the best way I can describe BookExpo America (a.k.a. BEA), being held from May 29-31, 2014. I covered the show last year for The Imaging Buffet, and you can find my article here for a look at a bit of what I experienced. I was especially impressed by the number of photo and art books on display from many different publishers when I visited the show in 2013. I learned from the show website that Christopher Bonanos, author of Instant: A Cultural…
  • Two Upcoming Workshops in NJ on Image Management/Backup and Lightroom Printing – 12/13 and 12/15, 2013 (Andrew Darlow)
    12 Dec 2013 | 6:25 am
    There is a fantastic free event happening at Unique Photo in Fairfield, NJ from Fri. 12/13-12/15, 2013 called the NJ Camera Show. It’s a great opportunity to try out different lenses and other gear, and see a lot of speakers covering many topics, including how to use your DSLR more effectively (registration is generally $10 for most of the classes, and you then get that $10 back to use in the store, which is packed full of photo and video gear). Quick tip: bring a few extra SD or CF cards so that you can put them in different cameras and then take the cards home to see the…
  • A Review of AURA, An Adam Lambert Tribute Publication, and Behind-the-Scenes Publishing Info (Andrew Darlow)
    8 Dec 2013 | 8:51 am
    There are few things that have had an influence on humans as much as music. For thousands of years, we have created sounds with voice and various instruments in ways that have had a profound effect on cultures around the globe. And like photography and moving pictures, music reaches us in many ways. One of those ways has been through TV-based competitions, which combine real-life experiences with a competition that ends with a “Champion,” “Idol,” or winner by another name. I’ve been a fan of these shows from the days of “Star Search,” which, if you…
  • Some Upcoming Workshops and Cyber Monday 2013 Specials Worth A Look (Andrew Darlow)
    2 Dec 2013 | 12:23 pm
    I recently sent out a “Top 5” Newsletter to my subscribers (it’s free to sign up via the link at the bottom of this post, or on this page). I send it out about once a month, and it usually includes Lightroom, Photoshop and/or printing tips, information about upcoming workshops, books, etc., and links to special offers or other items of interest. With today, 12/2/2013 being Cyber Monday, I thought I’d share some special offers that have come across my e-mail in-box, and that I personally am offering. I receive no commission on any of these offers, except of course for…
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  • Chicago – South Loop

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:32 am
    A view of Chicago’s south loop. This picture was made from one of the few spots on the Stevenson Expressway (I55) where there are no wires. The view was a pretty good one.The post Chicago – South Loop appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Davies Pond

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    Davies Pond. One of my tries at long exposures. This was a 25 second exposure.The post Davies Pond appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Fireworks over Oak Forest

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    For the fist time in, well, I can’t remember; I actually sat back, cracked open a beer, and watched the fireworks without using a cable or chimping to see if I got the shot. This year I hooked my smart phone to my camera, and with the help of my TriggerTrap app, I didn’t have […]The post Fireworks over Oak Forest appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Lightning Strike!

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    A pretty powerful thunderstorm blew through and I set my camera up and started ripping frames in hope of capturing some lightning strikes. I set my camera to manual with an aperture of f9 and the shutter set to bulb. I used my cable release and tried to keep the shutter open for around 10 […]The post Lightning Strike! appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Summer Solstice 2014

    22 Jun 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Headed out to Bartel Grassland Saturday morning to celebrate the Summer Solstice. Couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant morning! The sunrise was pretty uneventful due to a pretty heavy morning fog but other than that it was a beautiful morning. I forget how quiet it can be out there in the early morning. The […]The post Summer Solstice 2014 appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
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    Photography For Real Estate

  • Lightroom 5.6 is Out With Profiles For New Canon Wide Angle Lenses

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Important news today for those real estate shooters that have purchased or are thinking about purchasing one of the new Canon wide angle lenses. That is, the Canon 10-18mm f/4.5 or the Canon 16-35mm f4L. This new 5.6 update of Lightroom includes lens profiles for these new Canon lenses. Laura Shoe has a complete description of all […]
  • What’s Is A Drone and Johnny Dronehunter

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:55 pm
    The last couple of days I ran across these two humorous drone videos that I can’t resist passing on: The first is one called What is a drone featuring Raphael Pirker, Josh Bixler, Brendan Schuleman and the hilarious Josh Scott. And the second is one from an article over at called Johnny Dronehunter. Enjoy!
  • Real Estate Photography Q & A – Zillow and Sony Mirrorless?

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:35 pm
    David’s Question:  Came across this article today on the zillow acquisition of Trulia. I’m sure you are already aware of the rumors. I am curious what your thoughts are about such a team up and it’s impact on real estate photographers / photography? My guess is that if this particular teaming doesn’t pan out that there will […]
  • Pole Photography 101 – How To Build A Better Pole – By Rich Baum

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Rich Baum just pointed out the post he just did explaining what he uses to shoot elevated real estate shots and I think it has a lot of good information. He says: So you might think this shot is a nice exterior but what you may not know, this was shot from 18? up on […]
  • First PFRE Photographer Of The Month Hangout – Live 7/28 At 12 Noon Pacific

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Today, Monday 7/28 at 12 noon Pacific time 7pm GMT/UTC, we had the first PFRE photographer of the month live Google hangout. The video for the complete discussion  is now on YouTube. This was a beta test of the idea that Bill Baughman had that I talked about on 7/24. The idea was to talk about what jurors consider when […]
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    Dodge & Burn

  • On Summer Break, See You in the Fall

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

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

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

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

    23 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Copyright Cristobal GuerraWhere are you from and where do you live/work now?I grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. My mother's from Colombia and my dad from Loiza, PR. I lived in PR all my life until I moved to NYC in 2008. I’ve been living and dreaming in Brooklyn ever since.What was your first experience with photography and when did you decide it was a medium that you wanted to engage with artistically?I don't remember a specific first experience, but I do remember an obsession with visual messages. Like going to the movies with my dad really young and not really understanding english yet,…
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    Flickr Blog

  • On-the-go tips for mobile photo editing

    michelle mcswain
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    docpopAnother #appsperiment with WordFoto and @Unwoman Now that we live in a world where everyone has a high-res camera in their pocket, taking beautiful photos has never been easier. Not only have smartphones made picture taking easy, but thanks to hundreds of new apps, mobile photo editing lets you take your images even further. To demonstrate this brave new world, we teamed up with Doctor Popular, avid Flickr member and mobile photographer extraordinaire, to learn about some of his favorite photo editing apps and hacks to get your mobile photos looking hot for summer. The San Francisco…
  • Photographer’s ‘Headless’ hoax

    Ameya Pendse
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Krocky Meshkin calls himself a “paranormal street photographer.” The Los Angeles-based photographer loves to capture real moments on real city streets … with a mysterious twist. He’s the mastermind behind “Headless Sightings” — a quirky, surreal photo series that features headless figures walking among the general public in L.A. Krocky’s inspiration for the headless series came after a stint working in reality television. While editing footage together to craft a story line, he realized the potential to change the way viewers see series of events. “The magic to…
  • Flickr Friday: Morning Commute

    Ursula Rodriguez
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:43 am
    FlickrFlickr Friday: Morning Commute | Make a different experience of your daily commute, find something new on the road and share it with us in the Flickr Friday group. You might feel that every morning is the same story while you do your usual commute to work, school or other. The opportunity now calls and it is time for you to spot a different something around you. It could be a new coffee place that you didn’t noticed or some special details on the architecture that you might like to appreciate closer. Take a photo from your brand new day and share it with us in the Flickr Friday…
  • Flickr Friday: The #Calligraphy selection

    Ursula Rodriguez
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Our last Flickr Friday theme was #Calligraphy. Love letters, thoughts and declarations took part in your beautiful description of the theme. Letters will be always not only a way of communication between humans but the messenger of how we feel or what do we think. Have a deeper look into all your submissions and check them all out in the Flickr Friday group. !efatimaIn the Ocean of Love! – Rich Arabic Calligraphy Kū.Ma365 #45 hkaninssalon E Anne PhilipsonTemple bell A n h H u yCalligraphy – "Phúc" Côme De Wynant#FlickrFriday #Calligraphy DidoPhotos#Calligraphy…
  • Throwback Thursday: Recreation

    Arnold Chao
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:38 am
    In this week’s throwback journey, we’re exploring fun times with water skiing in the Ozarks, riding a mechanical elephant in England, lounging in Istanbul, and more offered in the archives from The Commons. MissouriStateArchivesWater Skiiers (MSA) Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. Taken circa 1960. MissouriStateArchivesWater Biking (MSA) Osage Beach, Camden, Missouri. Taken circa 1955. Tyne & Wear Archives & MuseumsRiding on a Mechanical Elephant “This photograph is part of a set that has been created to celebrate the opening of South Tyneside Council’s new leisure…
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    Southern Light Photography - Emotive, natural and vibrant wedding and family photography by JaySouthern Light Photography - Emotive, natural and vibrant wedding and family photography by Jay

  • Sydney family portrait photography – Welsch

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:52 pm
    My good friends Karl and Bec (who are also insanely talented photographers) joined me for an afternoon with their two beautiful kids. We explored the coastline around Cronulla and ended up at a little gem of a place with vast rock flats and unique rock formations which the kids loved playing on. I’ll definitely be back here again for another portrait session!
  • Sydney wedding photography – Doltone House, Mary Immaculate Church – Vicky and Paul

    9 Jul 2014 | 9:09 pm
    From Vicky’s handmade gown to the pastel shades of flowers adorning their bridal table, Vicky and Paul’s wedding was one resplendent in style and joyful moments. Following their ceremony at Mary Immaculate Church in Waverley and some photos in the sun at Centennial Park, Vicky, Paul and their guests got down to business with a serious session of Greek dancing. Things then started to get out of hand as the boys started challenging each other to take shots off the dance floor without using their hands (of course) – apparently a tradition (and one I condone whole-heartedly). Hair by…
  • Indian Wedding Photography – Opera Point Marquee, Doltone House – Priyanka and Tejas

    2 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    This was a high energy week of dance performances and vibrantly coloured Hindu wedding rituals, set against a backdrop of Sydney Harbour, in celebration of Priyanka and Tejas. The girls’ mehndi by Zenat, hair and make-up by Fareha, cinematography by Moving Presentations, Mandap and decor by Decor-a-shaan.
  • Sydney family portrait photography – Quintano

    26 May 2014 | 11:18 pm
    This family of three have now become four, with a gorgeous baby girl entering their lives.
  • Cronulla Wedding Photography – Sidd and Jo

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Sidd and Jo wanted something different for their shoot – a love story set in the sand dunes of Cronulla with a distinct Eastern flavour. They had the talented team at VIP Decorating set up a colourful archway with lanterns and cushions, followed by a shoot by the ocean where they definitely weren’t afraid of getting a little bit soaked. Sidd and Jo are very good friends of ours (Sidd being a seriously talented photographer in his own right – no pressure!) and after watching their free and easy love I can’t wait for their big day at the end of the year. Jo’s hair…
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  • this was a good week

    Karen Walrond
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The powerhouse women I spent time with this week.  From left to right:  me, Alexandra Jackson, Patricia Torres, Stacy Nadeau, Dre Brown, Jess Weiner. This was an insanely great week.  Here's why:•  My time in New York was to join a new team of women around the country who will be doing public speaking and workshops on behalf of Dove, in furtherance of Dove's Self-Esteem Project mission.  As you can imagine, I'm beyond thrilled to be doing this, for reasons not the least of which is that these women (shown above) are each already doing amazing things in this in arena…
  • chookooloonks fine art prints, technology cases, laptop skins now available!

    Karen Walrond
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Finally, at long last (and thanks to a tip from the lovely Lisa Congdon), I've found a company that allows me to provide awesome products with Chookooloonks images.  Working with Nuvango, Chookooloonks photos are now available as fine art prints, technology cases and skins, and more!For now, I've uploaded 4 images, but I plan on adding a new image every month going forward.  And of course, if you have a favourite image, feel free to contact me and let me know, and we'll make it happen. I'm really thrilled about the prints -- not only are they printed on 100% cotton fine art…
  • concrete jungle where dreams are made of

    Karen Walrond
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Back in a plane again this week, this time to the east coast and New York City.  It's another whirlwind trip - I head back to Houston tomorrow - but I was lucky enough to have a bit of downtime before my meetings began. So my awesome friend Alice introduced me to DUMBO, an area of Brooklyn, New York with which I was totally unfamiliar (and instantly fell in love with).Here's what our evening looked like.  
  • perspective

    Karen Walrond
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    On our way back to Houston from San Francisco, Alex and I had some time before our early morning flight, so we stopped at an airport diner for breakfast.  While we were sitting there devouring our food, a young woman -- maybe in her late 20s -- and her three children (all under the age of 7, I'd guess), made their way past our table, presumably to head to their gate."Miss?  Miss?"The young mother turned around, to see another restaurant patron, an older woman, waving a cell phone at her."Is this your phone?"The young mother's shoulders sagged, and she smiled gratefully.  "Oh my…
  • this was a good week

    Karen Walrond
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:43 pm
    As I write this, it's late Thursday evening, and Alex and I have just spent a full day with my sister and her kids, going all over San Francisco. It has been an incredibly fun, whirlwind trip - the kind where it's hard to believe that so much fun could be packed into less than 48 hours.  (And for those of you who came out to the Alex & Ani/ONE Campaign party, thanks so much for helping start our San Francisco trip so beautifully!)But for now, to bed: we have an early flight to head back to Houston in the morning. I'll return to sharing linky goodness with you next Friday, but in the…
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    Michael McNett Photography

  • Kate and Ryan – Riverview Country Club Wedding Album and Photography

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

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

    21 May 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Today May 21, 2014 Gov. Corbett (1 day after a federal court struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on marriage equality) declined to appeal and the marriage ruling stands!!!! So in PA thousands of loving couples in same sex relationships will be able to finally “legally”  be wed in PA. To celebrate I am giving away free Wedding  Photographic coverage to the first same sex couple that books me. What does this mean…  The couple must meet with me for a consultation. Free is great but if Im not a good fit for the couple or they don’t like my style then free would…
  • Lehigh Valley Wedding Photography | Fathers First Look – Lauren and Jeremy

    20 May 2014 | 10:14 am
    Wedding Photography, in my opinion, is best when it tells a story or gives you that tiny peek into a unique time and place in a family’s life. I heavily encourage thinking about each moment as something special. When you do that, what you have are images that will be catalysts for your day for years and years and years to come…. Being a father and having a daughter Im extra sentimental when it comes to the Bride’s Father’s role on the wedding day. Seeing his little girl in the dress for the first time is something that always gets me choked up.
  • Lehigh Valley Wedding Photography | State Theater Easton PA – Jeremy and Lauren

    19 May 2014 | 9:19 am
      Wedding Photography Shot at the State Theater in Easton PA Just finishing up edits on Lauren and Jeremy’s Wedding but I wanted to say thank you to the couple for having me as their photographer. We had a great time shooting at the State Theater in Easton PA, the Lehigh Valley sure has some great locations for wedding photography. Afterwards we had a blast at The Events Center at Blue. Cant wait to share more of the awesomeness of when Italians and Lebanese families come together and party
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  • 2014 Philomath Frolic & Rodeo: Rough Stock

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

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

    9 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Had the chance to head on over to the 2014 Philomath Classic Car Show on Saturday to walk among some great vintage cars and trucks.  For more details on the show – the local Corvallis newspaper has a pretty good write up here. Great side note on this 1929 Ford Coupe – as it turns out, the fellow who brought this to the show was actually looking to buy a motorcycle the day he saw this sitting on the side of the road with a for sale sign on it.  It didn’t have an engine at the time but he soon had one in it and was driving it around town in no time.  I could probably spend an entire…
  • X100s + IR72 Filter (Early Results)

    24 Jun 2014 | 7:21 am
    OK – this is going to brief but I thought I’d share some of my first results using the X100s + IR72 filter (for those looking for more details – it’s the Hoya IR72 in the 49mm size). I haven’t a complete workflow yet – so please consider this a work in progress (specifically, I’m working on a false color workflow – though it’s possible the photo below would ultimately look better in B&W). As it turns out, the X100s is a pretty good camera to use for this sort of work without modification to the camera / filter – keeping it intact for the rest of your photographic…
  • B-17G: Nine-O-Nine

    17 Jun 2014 | 6:33 am
    The Collings Foundation and their trio of aircraft again visited Corvallis this year.  And as I checked the archives of this blog – it looks like it’s been about 5 years since I last checked into the mostly-annual event. They were scheduled to arrive on Wednesday, so I decided to try and catch the planes on approach (top photo). As it turns out, as of midday Thursday, the P-51 still hadn’t arrived to Corvallis – but the bombers were available to scramble through. On my way to the airfield, the overcast day was a bit disappointing, as I was looking forward to some blue-skies behind…
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    Taylor Davidson

  • iOS 8, Android L, and the implications for mobile photography

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    You've heard about the new manual controls and third-party camera functionalities in iOS 8 and Android. But what are the larger implications to photographers, app developers, and users?About a year ago I wrote about the future of filters, focusing on what’s next in consumer photography products: … I think we’ll soon see apps that productize the photographic eye and standardize composition. Meaning, there are abundant options for people to edit, share, and view photos, but few options to help people take better pictures. Smartphone photo apps and cameras have largely neglected…
  • Moving on from kbs Ventures

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

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

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

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

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:14 am
    Canon today unveiled six new models in its imagePROGRAF lineup: four new five-color, large-format inkjet printers - the 36-inch iPF785 and iPF780 models, and the 24-inch iPF685 and iPF680 models - and two new large-format imaging systems - the iPF785 MFP M40 and iPF780 MFP M40. These devices offer faster printing speeds and lower operation costs as compared to their predecessors, as well as upgraded software for an enhanced user experience particularly in mobile and cloud based printing applications.
  • Canon Announces Two Super-Zoom Compact Cameras- Powershot SX400 HS and SX520 HS

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:21 am
    Canon today announced two new compact, super-zoom cameras: the PowerShot SX520 HS ($399.99) and the PowerShot SX400 IS digital cameras ($249.99). Designed to give users the versatility and telephoto reach they need to capture subjects from far distances, these new cameras are packed with impressive features. The new PowerShot SX520 HS digital camera includes a high-powered 42x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 24-1008mm) and the Canon HS SYSTEM for clear sharp images and Full HD Video. With a 30x Optical Zoom (equivalent to 24-720mm), the PowerShot SX400 IS digital camera allows photographers…
  • Blackmagic Design announces new "heads up display" for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:12 am
    Blackmagic Design this week announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.9 software which includes new "heads up display" on screen metering that provides customers with histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.
  • Nikon D810 Digital SLR Review by Photography Blog

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    Review (Summary): "The Nikon D810 is a brand new 36 megapixel full-frame sensor DSLR camera with no optical low pass filter. The D810 also offers 1080/60p HD video, a 3.2-inch LCD screen, an optical viewfinder with 100% coverage and 5fps burst shooting.
  • PrimeCircle XM Cinema Lenses Now Available

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    The new PrimeCircle XM (manual focus and manual aperture) cinema lenses are finally becoming available, featuring smooth focus action with calibrated (one to one) focus scales for precise follow-focus work. The XM Series is available in nine different focal lengths from 15mm to 135mm, and the new design comes with the "red aperture geared ring", added to improve "visual ergonomics" in the production field: the red ring means aperture control, a different job than focusing!
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    Scott Wyden Imagery

  • Slower Shutter – Long Exposure Photography Calculator

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I am a big fan of simplicity in mobile apps, and Slower Shutter fits the bill perfectly. Slower Shutter is an iOS developed by Mike Wong (formerly of onOne Software and now The app has a very basic purpose which is to calculate the exposure time, with up to 16 stops of light reduction while using neutral density filters. If you’ve been to my website before then you likely know that I wrote an eBook on long exposure photography.  In the eBook I mention a couple neutral density filter calculators.  One of the calculators is actually a part of a larger app, called PhotoPills.
  • The Arcanum Is Photography Education With A Twist

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I am delighted to share a fun announcement with the community. I was invited by my friend Trey Ratcliff to be a Master at his new online education school called The Arcanum. I wrote about learning photography in my eBook Absorbing Light. The Arcanum is just another way to learn. It’s a school unlike any other school or photography. What Is The Arcanum? “A very old… ancient, in fact… way of learning and growing your Art through a Master & Apprentice relationship, powered by a NEW kind of academy. Imagine a type of Hogwarts, online in Augmented Reality, where you always have…
  • How I Decide Between Photos in Adobe Lightroom

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Everyone has their own workflow for managing and editing their photographs. When I use Adobe Lightroom, I use the comparison view. In Lightroom’s grid view you can show the Toolbar (T key) and then there is a compare view icon near the bottom. If the Toolbar is hidden then you can simply select two photos and hit the C key. That will bring up the compare view. As you can see it’s a very simple method of culling through multiple photos that look very similar. You can make zoom in to see fine details between both and decide which to work on. I use the starring system to identify…
  • UltraLight Camera Cover Review – Hold On To Your Fanny!

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The UltraLight Camera Cover is a product from MindShift Gear, the sister company of Think Tank Photo. This is my first MindShift Gear product review, and I’m very excited about this because of many reasons. For one, Think Tank Photo has always made amazing products. Since branching out with the sister company, MindShift Gear has released some really interesting and innovative products for photographers to store their cameras and accessories. UltraLight Camera Cover The UltraLight Camera Cover was my first choice for a product review. The bag is not so much as bag as it is a cover as it…
  • LumoPro C-Stand Review

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    C-Stands are amazing products. They are just like your average light stand, but they’re far sturdier allowing you to hold heavier lights and modifiers. I have always used standard light stands because I have never needed a C-Stand. However, when I was building my standing desk I wanted to heavy duty light stand for the frame of the desk. So I contacted my friends at LumoPro to see if I could try the C-Stand for use in the standing desk and for my photography in general. I am happy to share that the LumoPro C-Stand is everything I hoped it would be. It’s extremely strong with no…
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • Musea: Online Proofing, Lab & Gathering For Photographers

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Michael Howard, a wedding photographer based in Nashville, Tennessee founded Musea, an online proofing solution for busy photographers. Instead of establishing the same old basic business model that tonline proofing systems have followed, where a photographer pays the host a monthly sum and also surrenders a portion of the sales profits as commission, Michael chose to dedicate 2% of the 16% commission he receives towards Plus, he eliminated monthly fees! Among the topics Michael and I covered when we recently spoke were his intentions to start Musea, the new offering called Musea…
  • Using Sexy Light On The Beach

    MP Singh
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    Behind The Scene Look: How I Got That Shot The image you see below was created as part of an engagement session. It was towards the end of shoot when we were at a beach and sun had already gone down. The park visiting hours were already over and there was a cop driving everyone out. And it was cold, the chill factor in the wind was sending shivers down our spines. We quickly grabbed couple of shots and drove out of the park. This shot was taken with the help of an off camera flash, Nikon SB900 inside a Lastolite 24″x24″ softbox, triggered with my trusted Pocket Wizards. The…
  • Working With Your Designer & Life After the Launch

    William Bay
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    This is the third guest post by William Bay, in a short series about customizing your website. Here are part 1 and part 2 of the series. You might want to read those first before jumping into this last part of the series. Thank you! Even though developers and photographers get paid to do something artistic and technical, there can be communication pitfalls along the way. You can learn all about it in my new book entitled: Photographers are from Venus and Developers are from Mars. Just kidding. But in all seriousness, language-wise, photographers tend to be more on the artistic side of the…
  • What The Sharing Economy Means To The Wedding Industry

    J Sandifer
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The sharing economy is disrupting industries throughout around the world! Companies like Airbnb, Relay Rides, Task Rabbit, Uber, Lyft and dozens more companies are changing the way people think and consume. What is sharing economy? The sharing economy is a consumer paradigm in which a person is willing to share his or her time or asset with another person. The paradigm enables people to maximally utilize the assets that they own or decide to use someone else’s assets. Airbnb helps people share apartments, Relay Rides helps people share cars, Task Rabbit helps people share their services.
  • Win The Craft & Vision Grant At Inspire Photo Retreats

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:41 am
    I love winning contests, especially if money is involved. Money, that I can put towards my business in some way. I just got word that Inspire Photo Retreats and ShootDotEdit are working together in offering a special grant for photographers just like you. So this is the email I received: “We are happy to announce Inspire Photo Retreats is collaborating with one of our Community Sponsors, Shoot Dot Edit, to offer a business professional, Craft & Vision grant at our 2015 retreat! Inspire Photo Retreats is committed to helping professional photographers at all levels, grow their…
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  • Video Tutorial: Modifying Speedlites with Syl Arena on B&H Prospectives

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

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

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

    Syl Arena
    19 Jun 2014 | 7:12 am
    Left: Windowlight. Right: Windowlight + fill flash from a 60: white umbrella. Click the photo to see a high-res version. Rocky Mountain School of Photography is hosting me this week as the instructor of their summer Flash Photography workshop (info here). We’ve been shooting for the past two days in Missoula’s old Macy’s department store. The space is a photographer’s dream come true: two floors, high ceilings, huge windows, and walls covered with a wide array of colors and textures collected through the decades. As beautiful as windowlight is, windowlight by itself…
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    Syl Arena
    10 Jun 2014 | 7:06 am
    I just finished my first year as the full-time art+photography teacher at Mission Prep here in San Luis Obispo. Many would think, after nine months of wrangling teens, that it’s time for me to take a break. To the contrary, I’m busier now than I’ve been in a long while. Put another way, when it comes to summer jobs, I have many. First up is the complete revision of my Speedliter’s Handbook–the second edition of which will be published next fall by Peachpit Press. In addition to the inclusion of the new radio-enabled 600EX-RT Speedlite system, I am updating all…
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    Dream Tomorrow, Live Today, Cherish Yesterday

  • Patterns upon Patterns

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

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

    Bob Towery
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    Fuji X-T1 Aging poorly in Forks, WA.
  • Zen Moment

    Bob Towery
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
  • Tuesday (sunset) Twofer

    Bob Towery
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Canon 6D I posted both of these on facebook yesterday and they have nearly 600 likes between them. "Last one up, turn out the light!" - Canon 6D Just a gorgeous sunset, right down the street from my house.
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    Have Camera Will Travel

  • The travel photography/holiday balance.

    4 Jul 2014 | 9:16 pm
    I've just come back from a whirlwind trip up to Japan. My wife had a few days off in a row so we decided to quickly pop up there to say hello to her Dad and give the kids a bit of a holiday. This is my youngest son Keyra playing with fireworks in the local park behind his Grandad's house.Family holidays are difficult times for travel photographers, well for any serious photographer whether professional or amateur I guess. That desire to photograph all the amazing things that you see often clashes with your family's desire for you to spend more time with them.Photography is by its nature a…
  • Why you need to be interested in more than just photography.

    17 Jun 2014 | 5:17 pm
    There seems to be a bit of confusion in the photographic world about what you need to know to be a better photographer. The overall search for knowledge seems to be around technique and equipment. What aperture do I use to take this photo? How many flashes do I need to take this photo? How many bracketed exposures do I need to take this HDR photo? But in all this searching people are missing the most fundamental questions? What do I want to say with this photo and why should people care?After you've learned how to take an HDR multi-image stitched panorama with 32 off-camera speedlights what…
  • Why you need your copyright and your clients don't.

    10 Jun 2014 | 5:46 pm
    If you take a look in the bottom right hand corner of this image of the Champs Elysees in Paris you'll notice a big Copyright Symbol with my name and website details around the outside. Copyright. It's one of those things that we don't always pay as much attention to as we should. Now granted that the copyright laws may be different depending on where you live in the world but there are some generalities we can make before we move on to specifics.When you take a photograph for your own personal pleasure the copyright is yours. That means that nobody else can take that photograph, use it…
  • Never be afraid to admit who you are...

    9 Jun 2014 | 5:10 pm
      So I'm sure it hasn't gone unnoticed around here but I've been very quiet in the blogosphere. And on social media. An on the internet in general.And while I'd like to tell you that I've been so busy photographing all round the world that I just haven't had time, that's not exactly true.Mind you, I have been doing a lot of travel. In the last year or so I've been to Bangkok, Japan a couple of times and a month or so in Europe.And my local Cairns photographic work has also kept me very busy, but so busy that I couldn't find time to sit down and put out a blog post every week or…
  • I hate noise!

    6 Feb 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Yes I do. The most terrible thing about digital photography is noise. It ruins so many photos it's just not funny any more.And how does it ruin photos? Because people are so afraid of it they just don't take the photo. They rationalise that because the picture will be noisy, the quality will be diminished and it's not worth it.I spent half of my photographic career shooting on 50 and 100 ISO slide film. I know too well the pain of having to miss out on shots because you couldn't get a fast enough shutter speed when you're not allowed to use a tripod.Now that I'm shooting digitally I am…
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    Image Design Blog

  • AlienSkin Exposure 6 - Review

    John Simoudis
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    Alien Skin introduced Exposure, its film simulation Photoshop plugin a few years ago. It was one of the first - if not the first - plugin that allowed photographers to simulate popular film stocks in Photoshop.I am a huge fan of Polaroid films and I have used many plugins and actions over the years that tried to simulate those emulsions, some more successfully than others. When I used Exposure 3 (the first version I owned) I instantly fell in love with the way it rendered some of Type55 film emulsions.Now in its 6th version, Exposure is a very mature mature plugin that has so many tricks up…
  • Inside Tiffany's private jewelry salon.

    John Simoudis
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:06 am
    Bloomberg goes inside Tiffany for a rare look of their exclusive private jewelry salon.Visit me at:
  • Some interesting books

    John Simoudis
    23 May 2014 | 8:02 am
    Six Simple Rules: How to Manage Complexity without Getting Complicated.Francois Halard(one of the top interior photographers in the world)The First Mile: A Launch Manual for Getting Great Ideas into the MarketVisit me at:
  • How to make Instagram better.

    John Simoudis
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    How addicted have we become to Instagram? It has become the cooler sibling to Facebook and one of the preferred hangouts of creatives who use it to share campaigns and inspirations.Instagram is also quickly becoming a platform where visually-driven brands choose to display not only behind the scenes photos but also more polished campaigns.I don't know what Facebook has in mind for Instagram and how to improve it as a social media platform. I do know though that it seems to be in need of an overhaul to continue attracting this creative audience and continue evolving.Here are some…
  • Sweet deal from OnOne for owners of Nik and Topaz plugins.

    John Simoudis
    30 Jan 2014 | 12:09 pm
    OnOne are offering a special upgrade to those who own Nik Software (including Google's NikCollection), Topaz Labs, or any other digital photography plug-in a $50 savings if they purchase their new Perfect Photo Suite 8 Premium Edition. From their press release:"With all of the new photo editing capabilities now included in the Suite and the question among some photographers on if they should subscribe to Adobe CC, we thought this was a good way to provide passionate photographers, such as those who own other plug-ins, another option to get the photo editing tools they need."Perfect Photo…
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  • Use PhotoPills To Plan Your Next Milky Way Shot

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

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

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

    Jim Braswell
    9 Jun 2014 | 7:34 pm
    If you enjoy wildlife photography, then you’ll surely love to capture action shots: Photo by Jim Braswell Capturing action or behavior gives impact to your images. Sure, an image of a bear just standing in a creek can be a nice image, and it certainly has its place. But, an action shot of that bear can bring your photography to the next level. To increase your chances of capturing action shots, here are a few techniques you can use: Use a Fast Continuous Shooting Speed To make the job of capturing animal behavior easier, the frame speed (often called the continuous shooting speed) in…
  • 5 Tips For Aerial Photography

    Jeff Stamer
    3 Jun 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Photo by Jeff Stamer / Kauai’s Kahili FallsMany of us were first attracted to photography because it allowed us to see the world anew. Your camera challenges you not only to explore new places but also see familiar ones differently. One of the most dramatic ways to do this is with aerial photography. Have you ever taken two shots a few yards apart and been amazed at how different they looked? That slight difference in perspective is multiplied exponentially in aerial photography. For example, look at these two photos of Kauai’s Na Pali coast: From sea-level, Na Pali is pretty… /…
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    The Digital Story

  • 3 Reasons Not to Ditch Your DSLR

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    There are plenty of reasons why I still use my DSLR kit. Here are three of them -
  • The Versatile White Backdrop

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    If you were stuck on a desert island with only one backdrop, what would it be? If you answered, "white seamless," you're right! Here's why -
  • Exporter for Aperture Now in Mac App Store

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    Those considering migrating from Aperture to Lightroom will be happy to hear that Adrian Grah's Exporter for Aperture is now available in the Mac App Store for $14.99. Here's more about it -
  • No Flash? No Problem

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    Yes, having an extensive, dedicated flash set-up is very handy for indoor portrait shoots. But what happens when you're in "run-in-gun" mode and don't have that gear? In the article, 6 Flash Alternatives Beginners Should Always Keep in Mind, photographer Jeff Meyer shows you six alternatives to strobe lighting. Portrait of Victoria using a north facing window as the main light. Photo by Derrick Story. One of my favorite techniques is to use a window as the main light and find a reflective surface for the fill. In some settings, a white wall provides enough bounce to make this...
  • "My 300mm, Rode iXY Mic, Blurry Backdrops" - Photo Podcast 438

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Make Mine 300mm (field testing), Rode Mic for iPhone 5 Series and iPad mini (this podcast was recorded with it!), Out of Focus Backdrops (very clever...) - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story -
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    Faby and Carlo

  • The life of a photographer. Part 1

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

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

    Fabiana Nicora
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    I am fed up with listening to all the noise about how we should live our life, how to be the most perfect mum, what to aim for, what we need to be successful and how we shall get there. But if we do not let others give voice to their opinions, how can we truly connect with people? Are we going to opt out on people just because they do not think and feel like we do? It is clear that the fear of being rejected is very strong in many of us and that get us stuck in relationships do not really serve us and make us feel wrong because we want different things. We can feel happy when we feel…
  • Forgiveness is an act of kindness

    Fabiana Nicora
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Forgiveness is responding to lack of love with love. When we hear inspiring stories of people able to forgive the unthinkable, we wonder how they can go through such hardships and forgive who hurt them. Those people have a light in their eyes that comes from within and has nothing to do with feelings of hatred, self righteosness or revenge that often seem the natural response for so many of us. Forgiveness seems actually to be a counter-intuitive reaction, but it is only outside our comfort zone that real magic happens. So the question is why should we forgive? Life is about change Recently…
  • Declutter. Free your mind (and your life) from stuff

    Fabiana Nicora
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Stronger, faster, better, bigger and more stuff. This has become the mantra for many of us and without even realising it, we have become stressed by an insane rat race to accumulate any kind of stuff. Because having stuff is what – apparently – should grant us the ultimate happiness. The issue is not how many shiny things we own, it is how much things you actually need to have a comfortable and easy life and how much gets in the way of a happy life. I discovered that declutter the house is for me the key to a more peaceful and organised life. More and more stuff As many women I…
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  • the wedding.....

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    .....oh happy day......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Fuji x100, love, happy, street, wedding
  • Abbot Lagoon, Point Reyes, California

    13 Jun 2014 | 12:56 pm
    .....Abbot LagoonPoint ReyesMay 2014.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Beach, Buy it, Fuji x100, Ocean, Tourist, travel, walking, weather
  • Point Reys Picket Fence.

    12 Jun 2014 | 3:02 pm
    .....Point Reyes, California.May 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, Ocean, Beach, Tourist, travel, walking, weather
  • Fish Lake Boats.

    19 May 2014 | 5:27 pm
    .....Fishing boats at Fish Lake, near Leavenworth, Washington.May 2014.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Fuji x100, Sports, Tourist, travel
  • Derby Canyon.

    19 May 2014 | 5:21 pm
    .....Derby Canyon, near Leavenworth, Washington.May 2014.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Clouds, Fuji x100, Mountians, Tourist, travel, weather
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  • Should You Tweet Content More Than Once?

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

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

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

    17 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    The a very long time I have been offering package and day rate pricing to clients. However, after my friend Rosh Sillars published an article on per image pricing I decided to rethink my strategy. That’s not to say that package pricing is a bad method. In fact, for wedding photography package pricing is ideal. You can learn all about that methodology at Salesographer. But if you want to learn about per image pricing and how useful it is for some photography styles like commercial work, then view the conversation I had with Rosh. Basically per image pricing is the idea where you are…
  • Can Introverted Photographers Run A Photography Business?

    10 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    Can you be an introvert and a photographer and still make money? The simplest answer is yes.  But there is more to it then that. My friend Angela is an introvert like me.  However, she runs two successful businesses.  One is a newborn photography business and the other a creative consulting business. Angela  talked at Canadian Imaging and during her presentation told a story being a red head, and when her life changed from the standard red head to something completely different. I am also an introvert, but with a mild case of extroversion as well.  I consider myself more an ambivert.
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    Echenique dot com

  • Nikon Df Initial Impressions

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

    Carlos Echenique
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:09 pm
    July 23, 2014 – In keeping with its tradition of excellence and the new standard of performance, RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is proud to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-3 Prestige Edition. The K-3 Prestige is a special-edition model of the original PENTAX K-3, the flagship of the K-mount digital SLR camera series. It [...] The post RICOH IMAGING releases special-edition Prestige model of the award winning PENTAX K-3 appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Hasselblad Launches New CFV-50c CMOS Back fro V-System

    Carlos Echenique
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Hasselblad is set to launch a new ‘back to the future’ CMOS sensor-based digital back, targeting its legions of dedicated V System photographers worldwide. The new CFV-50c, which will have an €11,000 price tag, is engineered to work on almost every V camera made by the company since 1957. The state-of-the-art back boasts the same [...] The post Hasselblad Launches New CFV-50c CMOS Back fro V-System appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Nikon Announces the D810

    Carlos Echenique
    27 Jun 2014 | 12:03 am
    MELVILLE, NY (June 26, 2014 at 12:01 A.M. EDT) Today, Nikon Inc. announced the D810, the next benchmark in D-SLR image quality for professional photographers and cinematographers. The D810 features a brand-new 36.3-megapixel, full-frame FX-format sensor without an optical low pass filter (OLPF) for extreme resolution and staggering dynamic range. Bolstered by Nikon’s EXPEED 4 [...] The post Nikon Announces the D810 appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Olympus Launches Anywhere Classroom Video Series

    Carlos Echenique
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:04 pm
    CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 26, 2014 — Olympus Imaging America Inc. launches today the Anywhere Classroom video series, an online photography class hosted by members of the Olympus Visionary program that inspires anyone from snap shooters to working professionals to enhance their photo skills using the Olympus OM-D® family and lens system. In season one, [...] The post Olympus Launches Anywhere Classroom Video Series appeared first on Echenique dot com.
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    Livingface Blog

  • The Wedding of Yalda & Sean

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

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

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

    3 Jun 2014 | 10:28 pm
    I knew from the Engagement Shoot that Joanna & Jeff’s wedding would be fun – mostly because they are both so well matched – and fun – and silly – and totally in love.  They didn’t disappoint!  The weather on Sunday was gorgeous and the location was Hart House at the University of Toronto – which is always great, especially when the ceremony is held in the courtyard.  And as you can tell from these teaser pix, including the glorious first look, the happy couple were in good form, including.  Congratulations guys!   The Wedding of Joanna…
  • Ontario Arts Council 50th Anniversary Event

    28 Feb 2014 | 10:34 am
    I have had the pleasure of photographing events for the Ontario Arts Council for the last 3 years.  Two days ago I photographed the OAC’s 50th Anniversary Event at Queen’s Park.  Many MPPs attended the event, including The Honorable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.  Here are some pix: Ontario Arts Council 50th Anniversary Event is a post from: Livingface Blog Bookmark It Related posts: Ontario Arts Council Event Recently, I did Event Photography for the Ontario Arts Council... Sunshine Foundation Event – On-site printing with Green Screen The Sunshine…
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    Nuena Photography

  • Happy Birthday Ponette and Penny! (Kira Stackhouse)
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    This weekend we celebrated my two girls’ birthdays – Ponette (my oldest) turned 14 on June 24th, and Penelope (my youngest), turned 2 yesterday! It’s become a tradition to have a birthday photoshoot for Ponette, but this year we waited and had a joint sister birthday party. They are both wearing dresses from Baby Gap, […] The post Happy Birthday Ponette and Penny! appeared first on Nuena Photography.
  • Hope on Animal Planet (Kira Stackhouse)
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Hope is still in search of a family to call her own. Thank you Animal Planet for sharing her story! The post Hope on Animal Planet appeared first on Nuena Photography.
  • World’s Ugliest Dog 2014 – Peanut! (Kira Stackhouse)
    21 Jun 2014 | 12:21 am
    Today was the World’s Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma. It was so awesome!! More photos soon, but I wanted to share this year’s winning shot… Peanut! The post World’s Ugliest Dog 2014 – Peanut! appeared first on Nuena Photography.
  • Lula (Kira Stackhouse)
    10 Jun 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Meet Lula, an adorable 7-month-old baby girl! It’s been a long time waiting to meet this little lady, she is the daughter of Kelli and Brandon, whose wedding I photographed a few years ago! It was so exciting to meet their first baby. Here are some of my favorite shots! The post Lula appeared first on Nuena Photography.
  • Petchitecture 2014 (Kira Stackhouse)
    20 May 2014 | 1:33 am
    I got to photograph the 2014 Petchitecture event at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco last Friday night. This event is the main fundraising gala for Pets Are Wonderful Support, a wonderful organization that helps people in need keep their pets by providing food, veterinary care and more. This is one of my very favorite events […] The post Petchitecture 2014 appeared first on Nuena Photography.
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  • Fargo-ing

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Spent the last week at the Blurb mothership in San Francisco. I drove up so that I could take the machine with me. Glad I did. Still fighting Lyme which means every single day is a guessing game. I think I’m going to ride and then reality hits and I end up staring at the […]
  • The Leica File Thirteen

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    Hey folks, a little something different here. I’ve posted this image before, as part of a story about my travels to Peru. I am by no means a landscape photographer, but there is something about this image that I absolutely love. I wanted to explain what this is, and also how this image fits into […]
  • Blurb Custom Books: Standard/Custom

    15 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    I’m a big Frank Ockenfels fan. Frank’s not just a photographer. He’s more. So much more. First off, he’s fun. Like fun to be around. He laughs a lot and when he laughs he laughs loudly. He’s also an artist. Draws, sketches, paints every single day. I’ve seen him when he is traveling and he […]
  • Gig Magazine

    10 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    Welcome to Gig Magazine. I dig the Hell out of this. One guy, a desire and boom….a magazine. I keep waiting to see more of these efforts so get off your butts and make one. I’ve done two in the past month, but am working on my next “official” version which might be for sale…. […]
  • Hey, look at me!!

    9 Jul 2014 | 3:57 pm
    This is a stupid action pose I’ve been doing since 1999. It means “Ce lo fata,” in Italian which stands for “I’ve done it.” It’s an inside joke. And yes I’m holding a f%$%$## mobile phone….BUSTED. For a guy who has been a photographer for a lot of years it is remarkable how few images […]
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    John Beardsworth

  • Continuity

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

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

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

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

    6 Jun 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Interesting article on Future Publishing (hope my friends there are OK): Magazines were once a two revenue stream business. You got money from advertisers and readers. Successful publishing depended on holding the balance between the two. This delicate equipoise has gone. . . .
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • Exhibit – New Work 2014 – Aug 2 & 3

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    John Paul Caponigro’s Open Studio | New Work 2014 is open to the public for one weekend only – August 2nd and 3rd from 10 am to 5 pm with a talk by the artist at 2 pm. (Afterward, visits by appointment are available.) This annual event unveils new highlights from the artist’s recent international travels north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle with stops along the way in Iceland, Argentina, Morocco, and Namibia. Amid images of glowing auroras, crashing glaciers, colliding icebergs, thundering waterfalls, smoldering volcanoes, shimmering salt flats, shifting…
  • Check Your Inbox For Insights eNews

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    My enews Insights broadcasts today at 3:15 pm EST. Save this issue! I wish I’d had access to these resources in college. It contains 75 Documentaries On Photographers, 33 Collections Of Quotes By Photographers, 44 Conversations With Photographers, 15 Quick Q&A’s With Photographers, 7 Video Conversations With Photographers, 3 Recommended Reading Lists and more. This issue also features information on two upcoming exhibits – New Work 2014 and Two Generations. Members get discounts on the new ebook Two Generations. This issue is quite possibly the best issue of Insights so…
  • 21 Great Books On Digital Processing

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    Looking for great books on digital processing? Browse this collection of my favorites. Learn how to make the most of your digital images. You’ll find inspiration and information in this collection of books that set the standards for the industry. Enjoy! Find more great books here.
  • Adobe’s Upright Is All Right

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    A little perspective correction can make a big difference in your images. While this is particularly evident in architectural images, it’s true of all images. If you think of it as perspective adjustment or controlled distortion, the visual possibilities open to you will grow dramatically.Perspective adjustment has never been easier with the new feature Upright, introduced in Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC. It’s virtually automated. The results are often magic. How Upright knows what it knows and how and when it decides to work are somewhat predictable, but sometimes…
  • 27 Quotes By Photographer Joyce Tenneson

    26 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    27 Quotes By Photographer Joyce Tenneson Here’s a collection of my favorite quotes by Joyce Tenneson. “If I had to pick a single word to describe what my pictures are all about, I would say ‘secrets.’ As a child I always had a secret world and my favorite book was “A Secret Garden.” – Joyce Tenneson “I have always been fascinated by the life cycle, the way skin metamorphoses over time. I am mesmerized by skin and that’s why I’ve been attracted to the nude. I do think people show their soul when they are stripped down psychically. There is…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • D810 Settings

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    So, been shooting with the D810 hot and heavy for a week and have my basic D810 Settings in place. Simply click on the link and you’ll see the PDF.
  • Landscapes & D810 “Flat”

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    With the release of the D810 comes a brand new Picture Control (PC) simply called Flat. Now this is not the magic bullet fixing all your problems. This is not what you should set your camera to all the time. While the D810 is the ~only~ body to have this PC at this time, it is not the reason to buy the D810. This is simply a new tool to put in your arsenal like any tool that can solve specific photographic problems. Since first shooting with the D810 in Flat, I’ve struggled with how to explain this Picture Control to you on the limited space of the 256 sRGB world of the web. Let’s…
  • Newton Got It Right

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Around noon, the family woke and made their way down the tree. Mom came down first and when we got eye to eye (she’s perhaps five feet away from me), I recognized her as the cub I’d seen in the same tree in years past. She’s not a cub no mo, she’s now a mom teaching her kids living with man. Now I lucked out when they came down because the thunderstorm had started to form really mellowing out the light. I also shot in the Flat Picture Control which I’m liking more and more in contrasty light (all images taken with D810 / 85f1.8 @1.8). Once mom was down, she…
  • Thank You!

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    YOU made it happen and we are sincerely grateful. Thank You!
  • GearHead Wednesday 14 – 27

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Got a gear question you want/need answered? I want to help and answer it. Send your gear questions to me at Gear Questions and I’ll do my best every Wednesday to answer as many questions as I can. Keep in mind the answers are just my $.02 worth and you have to take what works for you and your photography and embrace it and ignore the rest. So here’s this weeks questions …. Moose: I have a D800 and D4 and have always preferred the “look” of the images from the D4 over those that come from the D800. It is hard for me to explain but it seems like D4 images have more…
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    Cardinal Photo

  • Record-breaking Nikon D810 full-frame DSLR now in stock…

    David Cardinal
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm
    B&H now has the new Nikon D810 in stock. They have a limited supply, and will no doubt sell out soon. As tested by DxOMark, it set the all time image quality record with a score of 97 points (just beating out the D800 and D800e). I’m in the middle of field-testing my review unit, so I don’t have a full report, but wanted to get the word out before the first shipment disappears. As to what I’ve found so far… read more
  • Nikon’s Manual Viewer mobile app is a ‘must have’–and it is free

    David Cardinal
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Regular readers know that I’m a big proponent of carrying PDF copies of camera manuals while traveling – whether on a laptop, tablet, or both. read more
  • Lightening up your photo kit: Lenses I no longer travel with…

    David Cardinal
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    I’m often asked what lenses I recommend for various photo subjects – typically right before a reader or client is about to head off on a trip. What often goes without saying is what lenses I don’t travel with. In many cases, these were my “go-to” lenses for many years, but a combination of industry trends has helped me lighten up my traveling kit substantially. The changes aren’t for everyone, but they are worth considering for anyone who has begun to dread traveling with all their gear. Before I plunge in, please remember that I’m not saying these…
  • Apple finally throws in the towel on Aperture

    David Cardinal
    27 Jun 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Apple has announced that it is stopping all development on Aperture. read more
  • Nikon D810: Solid upgrade to Nikon D800 -- Available for pre-order!

    David Cardinal
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:09 am
    Starting in late July, Nikon will be shipping its anticipated update to the Nikon D800/e. The Nikon D810 is an upgrade in nearly every aspect of camera and video performance, although each single change is not dramatic. Faster frame rate (5fps full-frame, 7fps DX with battery pack), improved Autofocus, improved sensor with better low-light performance, upgrades for videographers, and a removed low-pass filter (ala the “e”) with improved anti-moire are some of the highlights. The price is the same as the original Nikon D800e price – $3300. The new model will likely be very…
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    The DAM Book

  • Lightroom *never* fully expires

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

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

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

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

    Peter Krogh
    29 May 2014 | 6:53 am
    Paul Melcher  @Melchp just wrote a piece entitled That Much is True about the value of the professional photographer.  I started to write a response on Facebook, but decided it would be a better blog post. Paul and I had recently discussed this very issue in response to a blog post I wrote called UGC and PGC, debating the value of Professionally Generated Content in a world flooded by User Generated Content. So here’s a response to Paul, pointing out the places where I think he gets it right, and where I think he’s missing the mark. Every profession would love to have an…
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  • Explore Your Creativity with Slugline

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

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

    11 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    When you reach a certain age, you no longer want anyone to make a big deal of your birthday. I’m on a shoot today (for something very cool that I’ll be able to share with you soon!), and unable to wax nostalgic about the evolution of this blog, but as always, I’m grateful for your attention and contribution.
  • Sony a7S Days 1 & 2

    4 Jul 2014 | 1:16 am
    I’ve had the Sony a7S for two days now. I’m doing everything wrong, and loving it. If your life is boring, just order a new camera. The day it arrives, I guarantee you’ll have tons of other, non-camera-related stuff going on. My Sony a7S arrived into a blender of familial and professional activity. The only option I saw was to go full DV Rebel and bring the little beast with me wherever I went, in the hopes of stealing a shot or two. Right away, I was doing everything wrong. I assumed my U3 card I’d bought for my short stint with the GH4 would work in the Sony, but the…
  • Mask Tracking and Color Grading in CC 2014

    1 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    The After Effects mask tracker combines with the new effects masking features in After Effects and Premiere Pro CC 2014 to enable powerful color grading on a single clip. This simplifies layering color corrections with Red Giant Colorista II and turns your NLE into an incredibly powerful color grading station. This is super cool, and will absolutely influence the future of Red Giant’s development. For most filmmakers I know, color correction needs to be an integrated part of creative editorial—without sacrificing any power. Watch to the end of the tutorial for some great news…
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    Stone Thrower

  • Ryan Pfluger Photographs Porter Robinson for Billboard

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

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

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

    Jamie Zimmermann
    27 Jun 2014 | 7:51 am
    Evan Kafka was inspired by his kid’s love of bouncing on the couch and decided to turn them into super heroes for the day. He brought the cushions into the studio and let them turn their game into exciting photos. Photographer: Evan Kafka For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: evan kafka, Kids
  • Ryan Pfluger Interviewed on A Photo a Day

    Charles Ludeke, Glasshouse Assignment
    13 Jun 2014 | 8:28 am
    Ryan Pfluger Renowned photography blog A Photo A Day interviewed Ryan Pfluger about his image-making process. 1. What do you do before and during the shoot to cultivate the kind of intimacy your shoots clearly enjoy? Even in the celebrity portraits, it looks like your subjects are inviting you in for a closer, more revealing look. I try and approach both my personal work and editorial work in the same exact way. At times it can be difficult when shooting celebrities or personalities due to the short time frames and often excessive amount of people on location. Shooting one-on-one is always…
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  • Wilderness Protection – Only As Strong As The Wilderness Act

    Jim Goldstein
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    View of the Kongakut River Valley, looking south towards the Brooks Mountain Range over Caribou Pass at midnight This weekend an interesting OpEd hit the New York Times titled Rethinking the Wild,  The Wilderness Act Is Facing a Midlife Crisis. If you haven’t read it I highly recommend you do, as you’ll hear much of this narrative in the coming months and years as various forces continue to try to chip away at it to weaken it if not undo it. The Wilderness Act of 1964 did something amazing, it protected 9.1 million acres of federal land and now protects 109.5 million acres. This…
  • Domestic Adventure Update: Sleep, Quiet & Relaxation

    Jim Goldstein
    24 Jun 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Sleep, quiet and relaxation are the three things I have not had in my month long blogging hiatus. As you can tell from the photo above that is because we have a new member of our household. Grant, my second son, arrived on the scene May 27th right between 2 holidays and 3 (nuclear) family birthdays (all with in 6 weeks of each other). Needless to say my wife and I have been elated that Grant is here, but to be honest we’ve been pretty tired. Ah good times. As you’d imagine I’m incredibly excited to introduce Grant to the natural world and photography as I have been with…
  • The Insightful Landscape – A New Landscape Photography Book

    Jim Goldstein
    19 May 2014 | 12:01 am
    Announcing a new landscape photography book: The Insightful Landscape A very special collaboration has been made by 26 highly talented landscape photographers including Guy Tal, Michael E. Gordon, Andy Biggs, Tim Parkin, Gary Crabbe, Floris van Breugel, Richard Wong, Alister Benn, myself and many more. (see the complete list below) If you love Landscape Photography then you’ll want to pick up a copy. This book was put together to share our passion for nature and help make a chartable donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on behalf of a participating photographer’s son, who…
  • Exhibit & Book Not To Miss – Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums

    Jim Goldstein
    12 May 2014 | 12:01 am
    “The Yosemite Valley from the ‘Best General View,’” 1866 There is a lot we take for granted about National Parks, in particular the likes of Yosemite National Park, which are steeped in history particularly in the realm of nature conservation. If you’re a fan of Yosemite you may already know this year is the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Act of 1864. This single piece of legislation put the wheels in motion for the  eventual creation of our National Park system with the help of then U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. What is particularly fascinating about this anniversary is…
  • Trending to the Unknown

    Jim Goldstein
    7 May 2014 | 12:01 am
    Unknown Beach, Point Lobos Updates have been sparse as of late thanks to a full schedule and increasing demands at home. We’re approximately T-minus 21 days from our 2nd son arriving. As you’d imagine that means a lot of preparation, stress, and wondering. Some of the more pleasurable prep work has been enjoying time with my 1st son, who is nearly 4, going to places like Yosemite and Point Lobos. I can’t say when I’ll take both sons to such beautiful locations to appreciate nature, but odds are its not going to be for a while. I’ve really enjoyed the ability to…
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    The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast

  • TCF Ep. 242 - Damon Casarez

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Damon Casarez is an emerging documentary and portrait photographer based in Los Angeles county. His recent project, "Boomerang Kids," that was pitched to the New York Times Magazine, has brought up a lot of conversation about the factors recent college graduates face as soon as they leave school. The cinematic environmental portraits put a face to the stories of thousands of recent college grads who are buried in student loan debt and cannot support themselves, something he went through himself after leaving school. His personal projects are often Damon graduated from Art Center College…
  • TCF Ep. 241 - Ola Billmont

    20 Jul 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Ola Billmont is a full-time entrepreneur but who has managed to create a strong body of work as a street photographer. He is a photographer who favors film and passes it through 35mm, medium format and large format cameras. His use of flash and close-working distance results in distinctive look to his photographs of people and life on the streets. He considers himself an enthuastic amatuer, but his work demonstrates a professional work-ethic and commitment to his craft.  Resources:!/index…
  • TCF Ep. 240 - Zun Lee

    13 Jul 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Zun Lee a self-taught photographer who picked up a camera in 2009. He has been an artist and storyteller since he was little but then life got in the way. Making pictures is his way of reclaiming his artistic side. He is the quintessential nomad. He was born and raised in Germany, has lived in various parts of the USA and is currently based in Toronto, Canada. That sense of wanderlust, of being uprooted, has never left him. He doesn't anchor his concept of “home” to a familiar physical space – home is a state of mind I enter wherever he's inspired to create the work he…
  • TCF Ep. 239 - Arthur Grace

    8 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Arthur Grace began his professional career in 1973 as a staff photographer for United Press International. During his award-winning career in photojournalism spanning three decades, he covered stories around the globe as a contract photographer for Time magazine and a staff photographer for Newsweek magazine. His photographs have appeared in leading publications worldwide, including on the covers of Life, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, Paris Match and Stern. Over the past twenty-five years, Mr. Grace has published four critically-acclaimed photographic books: Choose Me:…
  • TCF Ep. 238 - Sara Jane Boyers

    29 Jun 2014 | 6:01 pm
    SARA JANE BOYERS is a California fine art photographer who, after successful careers in both the music and publishing industries, has returned to a serious focus on her photography.  In her work Boyers searches for that iconic element of ordinary experience that defines the whole, choosing to render it subtly and with a sense of beauty that is provocative and demanding.  FINDING CHINATOWN: An American Story, showcasing her decade+ exploration of the Chinatowns of the United States & Canada had a solo exhibition at the Craig Krull Gallery in Los Angeles and was critically…
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • Trip Report 1: Journey to the Badlands of North and South Dakota – Landscapes

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

    27 Jun 2014 | 8:45 am
    Golden Sunrise One of the most important pieces of equipment when I photograph is not my camera, not any of my lenses, not my tripod, it’s my cheap pair of Cabella’s knee-high waders. If I ever forget those waders on any photography excursion that’s near water I am constantly berating myself for leaving them back in the garage. I’ve learned something over the years of nature photography, I hate having wet feet. Period. When I head out to the Sandhills my waders are quite literally the first thing I pack. A couple of years ago I went out to Valentine National Wildlife Refuge and I saw…
  • Field Review: Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Macro Lens

    25 Jun 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Canon 100 f/2.8L IS For fellow photographers who follow my blog, I’ve just posted a new field review. This one of the Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Macro Lens. As many know, I spend months with a piece of equipment to make sure that it’s been used heavily to weed out any “honeymoon” phase feelings. I’ve used this lens for a little over 8 months and I can say that it’s quite a lens. To read more, please head over and check out my new review at Magnifying the World with the Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Lens. Happy Shooting!
  • Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Contest – 2014

    20 Jun 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Contest – 2014 A couple of weeks ago I had the honor of once again judging the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club contest. Last night we announced the winners and had a critique session.  There were many great entries in several categories – Scenic and Landscape, Flora, Fauna, and Anything Goes. They were all excellent photographs and as such there were some hard decisions, but I wanted to congratulate the list of the winners in their respective categories: People’s Choice: Allen Kurth – “Building the Nest” Member’s Choice: Doug French…
  • Trip Report 3: Journey into the Sandhills – Images of a Western Meadowlark, Prairie Dogs, Ominous Skies Over the Sandhills and a Blue Winged Teal

    13 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    Singing Meadowlark A Western Meadowlark, Nebraska’s official state bird, sings on a fencepost in Ft. Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge. Mainly found in western Nebraska, the Meadowlark is a bright bird with a loud voice, easy to spot, but sometimes jumpy. I was pleased to be able to watch this one sing for a bit before he flew on. Into the Unknown I love the open and solitude nature of the Nebraska sandhills and skies that go on forever. When a thunderstorm rages on the vast prairie, it can be viewed miles away. I watched this storm pass by for close to an hour while I photographed the…
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    Commercial and Editorial Photography

  • August 2014 Desktop Calendar

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

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

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

    Craig Ferguson
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Spent a bit of time recently working on some new portrait imagery. The Archer was shot last week in downtown Taipei, in the corner of a city park. You don’t have to travel far to get an out of the way place to shoot which is one of the great things about photography in Taipei. When I posted a couple of these on social media, a few people mentioned that it reminded them of The Hunger Games. Any similarities to that is purely coincidental – other than a few minutes on TV, I’ve not seen the movie nor read the book. In fact, the main reason the archery theme was chosen was…
  • July 2014 Desktop Calendar

    Craig Ferguson
    29 Jun 2014 | 6:43 pm
    July 2014 Calendar time once again, and as it’s a hot and sweaty 34°C here in Taipei, I think a nice evening photograph from the coast is appropriate for this month’s calendar. As usual you can grab it from the links below. Large. Small. I hope to have another blog for you later this week. As mentioned in the previous post, the past few weeks have been extremely busy and I haven’t had a chance to share a lot of that work here on the blog. I’ve scheduled a bit of time in the coming days to die into the backlog and share a bit of that. Until then, enjoy.
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    Photo Review Reviews

  • Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III M4/3 Lens

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

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    An upgrade to Sony's flagship A-mount camera with a new 79-point AF module and autofocusing system, updated sensor and image processor plus integrated Wi-Fi and NFC.
  • Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:18 am
    Canon's flagship digicam boasts a longer zoom lens, new processor chip and built-in Wi-Fi but loses its built-in viewfinder.
  • Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Mark III

    16 Jul 2014 | 11:56 pm
    The latest version of Sony's popular fixed-lens digicam boasts a faster lens, new BIONZ X processor and Full HD 1080/50p video with 50Mbps XAVC S support.
  • Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro Lens

    9 Jul 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Tamron's new high-power lens for APS-C DSLR cameras includes sophisticated optics, ultrasonic focus and VC stabilisation plus close-up shooting to 39 cm.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • B&H Video: Creative Developing in Lightroom 5 – Advanced Concepts

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    I had the pleasure of giving another presentation at the B&H Photo Event Space last week to a full room, and it was fun and enjoyable. This was a part II of my original talk on creative developing in Lightroom, and I really wanted to focus more on advanced uses of the Develop module including  local adjustments and tonal control. I think many photographers are not totally aware of how much potential there is in Lightroom to edit images on a local basis, and I wanted to give some examples of what’s possible. I also want to re-emphasize that it’s only when you understand the…
  • More Reason to Choose Lightroom For Your Photography

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    With the demise of Apple’s Aperture, their pro level application for managing and editing images, several people have asked me about options and how to migrate their image libraries. There hasn’t been a huge demand for information however, because I think a majority of photographers have been using Lightroom for some time, and it was plain to see that while Adobe has been agressively updating and improving Lightroom, Apple seems to have forgotten about Aperture and serious photographers in general. I’m a huge fan of Apple and have used Macs for over 25 years. But I always trusted Adobe…
  • Multi-Day Photo Workshops in the Hudson Valley

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    I wanted to share some info on two multi-day workshops I’m offering in the Hudson Valley this year—the first edition of the Hudson River School Photo Workshop, and the Art of Seeing at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, NY. Hudson River School Photo Workshop I think the study of painting is incredibly valuable for any photographer, and especially for those of us who love nature. The great painters of the Hudson River School were true masters of the landscape, and used composition, light, and symbolism to convey emotion, beauty, and meaning in their work. This art…
  • Searching Is Everything

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    Flow of Color / Canon 1DS Mk III, f/8 @ 1/1000 sec, ISO 400, 200mm, no filters I’ve just returned from a camping trip in the Catskills with the family, so I’ve taken a bit of time off from the blog to get away from the computer and the online world in general. It helps me stay focused on what I really want to share here, and how it helps others. I must admit I enjoy the feedback I get and how its helped you in some way, so I just want to take a moment to say thanks for sharing! It’s always a struggle for me to provide relevant content that is useful and worth your time to…
  • Gura Gear Uinta Field Review

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    Earlier this year Gura Gear released the Uinta, a new backpack that differed from the innovative design of their other bags in several ways. As a member of the Gura Gear Pro Team, I got a chance to try the backpack as soon as it was released. However, rather than rush to write a review, I decided to live with the pack for a while and get a better sense of its strengths and weaknesses. Over the past six months, I’ve used it extensively on local hikes in the Hudson Valley, urban trips to NYC, a 10 day trip to the Smoky Mountains, and a two week trip to Moab, Utah. On both of these latter…
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    Organic Light Pan

  • Happy Returns

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

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

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

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

    Youssef Ismail
    31 May 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Each month my team and I go out to look for the new crescent moon.  We never know what we will find.  Some days the sky is very bland, the moon appears, we make a photo and go home.  Other times we go out to be met with clouds.  The clouds might be thick and dense carpeting the sky with no hope expecting them to let the sky come through.  Sometimes the clouds are broken up teasing the eyes with glimpses of sky and raising the hope of seeing the new crescent.  The reward of seeing the moon with skies like that becomes greater.  Then there are days when the sky is hazy.  When it is…
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    SaxePhoto Blog

  • Coney Island, July 5, 2014

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

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

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

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

    David Saxe
    25 May 2014 | 7:55 am
    As June approaches, I resume my annual trek north from Florida to Vermont. It is an annual event that has been going on now for 10 years but this time it will be a bit different. We used to bring our cats along with us and that meant we had to do the trip in two […]
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    Misha Media Wedding Photography

  • baby scarlett

    1 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
  • catherine & eddie

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
  • jenn & seth

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
     Congratulations Jenn & Seth!  Thank you for having us at your beautiful destination wedding at the Sublime Samana in Dominican Republic!  We had so much fun getting to know your friends and family.  You two are too cute together!  We’re so honored to have captured your wedding! xox Michele and Andy Misha Media A big […]
  • bethie & jason

    1 Mar 2014 | 6:25 am
      xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK!  Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Bride’s Guide: Ceremony & Reception: The Forge, Vernon Hills, IL Photography: Michele and Andy, Misha Media Designer of Wedding Gown: Morilee by Madeline Gardner Bridesmaids Gown: David’s Bridal Flowers: ArtQuest, ltd. Cake: Three Tarts Bakery
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • Weekly Street Photos #9

    26 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    This week's theme: SYMMETRY & ASYMMETRY (Click on Photos for better viewing) "A Quiet Afternoon"   "Class Levels" - Hong Kong   "The Belly of the Beast"   --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Weekly Street Photos #8

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:08 pm
    This week's theme: STREET REFRESHMENTS (Click on Photos for better viewing) "Roadside Refreshments"   "Fishballs"   "Burger Machine" --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Weekly Street Photos #7

    12 Jul 2014 | 5:25 pm
    This week's theme: PLAY (Click on Photos for better viewing) "No Loading and Unloading Anytime"   "Compact Driver"   "Arcade Dance-off" --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Weekly Street Photos #6

    4 Jul 2014 | 7:37 pm
    This week's theme: HOPES AND DREAMS (Click on Photos for better viewing) "Roadside Business Conference" "Future Pop Diva" "Knight in Shining Lights" --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Weekly Street Photos #5

    27 Jun 2014 | 11:11 pm
    This week's theme: CAUTION (Click on Photos for better viewing) "Ibulsa" (to pocket)   "Pedicab Crossing"   "Sheltering Love" - Hong Kong   --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
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    Krishna Mohan Photography

  • Green Crab Spider

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

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

    Krishna Mohan
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:52 am
    A question which often looms large in many a photographer’s mind is “Which photo editing tool should I use? Photoshop or Lightroom?” For a long time Adobe Photoshop held sway as the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Curious Monitor

    Krishna Mohan
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:13 am
    I have a wild Common Indian Monitor (Varanus bengalensis) in my garden. I had written on it in this blog around two years back. It has now grown up to be a gentle giant. Along with few toddy cats,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Common Baron Butterfly

    Krishna Mohan
    4 Jul 2014 | 3:28 am
    Harsh afternoon sun light is not really a good one to photograph butterflies. I saw this Common Baron Butterfly (Euthalia aconthea) resting on the jack fruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) leaf in my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Desi Baytan Photography

  • Hotel Maya Long Beach Wedding

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

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

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

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

    16 May 2014 | 12:43 am
    Tweet Men’s Fashion I love men’s fashion, but what I love most is that’s it’s tasteful, seems effortless and done right. The word “sprezzatura” comes to mind; it’s what the Italians define as “whatever one does…appear to be without effort and almost without any thought…”.    So I ask… “how does one attempt sprezzatura in men’s fashion for weddings where black suits are the status quo?”  To answer that, we teamed up with Lucia Pador of Utterly Engaged and Pocket Square Clothing to style this very…
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    Images In Light

  • San Francisco Details

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

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

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

    Ross Murphy
    14 Jun 2014 | 1:27 am
    Image: Fuji X-T1, XF 18-55 f/2.8-4.0, 23mm at f/5.6, 1/5 sec,hand held at ISO 6400.The answer is a definitive maybe, it depends what your after, just fun images like the above one, then no, a large format print for your wall at home, that depends on the light. Hand holding a camera in low light takes a lot of practice to get sharp images and you still need high ISO's to get there, so we still have a ways to go.Cameras like the X-T1 with image stabilized lenses are getting us close though, even with the slowdown in sensor technologies, its just a matter of time. However there are images that…
  • New Zealand 787-9

    Ross Murphy
    28 May 2014 | 8:08 pm
    5D Mk III, 70-200 f/4 L IS, 116mm, 1/500 sec at f/8  Larger ImageI like shooting Jets on this corner, the runway stripes make for an interesting reflection on the belly of the plane.  Here's another 5D Mk III, 70-200 f/4 L IS, 165mm, 1/640 sec at f/7 Larger Image5D Mk III, 70-200 f/4 L IS, 138mm, 1/500 sec at f/8 Larger ImageSomehow this blog seems fitting as I move in to a new career on the professional side, going from an Aerospace Design Engineer at Boeing to a Camera Field Test Engineer with Amazon. I have to hand it to the marketing folks at Air New Zealand, this…
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    WIRED » Raw File

  • The Eerie Innards of America’s Abandoned Sanitariums

    Doug Bierend
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Crumbling, abandoned American mental asylums from the early 20th century—like the one in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest—aren’t places most of us would want to hang out. Photographer Jeremy Harris, on the other hand, has been going out of his way to explore and document their spooky ruins for almost 10 years. “I just […]
  • A Portrait of Priests and Nuns, Watching the Decline of Catholic Culture

    Pete Brook
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Catholicism’s reach and influence in the western world has been waning for decades, a large yet incremental shift difficult to document with a camera. Photographer Mika Goodfriend does so, beautifully, by focusing on the small and the personal in his series Fraternité Sacerdotale. The series provides a glimpse into the lives of the priests and […]
  • Cosmic GIFs Remind Us We’re All Made of Stars

    Doug Bierend
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    One of famed astronomer Carl Sagan’s most famous sayings was, “we are made of star stuff.” He was referring to the fact that the atoms that make up everything in the universe, including we humans, were forged in the bellies of ancient stars. This notion of connectivity is the basis for photographer Ignacio Torres’s series of GIFs titled Stellar.
  • Turning Garbage Into Art Is This Photographer’s Life’s Work

    Jakob Schiller
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Time does funny things to a lot of photographs. Rather than give them a sense of nostalgia, time too often makes them look silly. Open a magazine from, say, 1975 and look at the advertisements. Odds are the photographs are horribly outdated and what was once desirable and cool is now passé, even laughable. Photographer […]
  • In Photos: The Most Ridiculous Laws in America

    Doug Bierend
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    We trust our lawmakers to pass legislation that will keep us safe and serve the greater public good. In every state's books, though, there are laws outlandish and weird enough to make you question those lawmakers' sanity. Try as you might, it's hard to imagine why anyone would take the time to make it illegal to have an ice cream cone in your pocket.
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Image in Use: CNBC

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

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

    Rich Legg
    24 Jun 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/80 second, f/8, ISO 100
  • In the Garden

    Rich Legg
    20 May 2014 | 11:39 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 56mm f/1.2 lens – 1/80 second, f/1.2, ISO 200
  • The Beautiful Light

    Rich Legg
    15 May 2014 | 11:18 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 56mm f/1.2 lens – 1/900 second, f/1.2, ISO 200
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    Tourist Photos | Tourist Photo | Travel Photo | Photos From Different places | Tourist Photos

  • Photos from the HMY Britannia, at Leith in Edinburgh and can be visited by tourists

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

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

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

    10 Nov 2013 | 3:46 am
    A lake in Scotland along with the greenery and hills on the shore (More photos at this link)Scotland is famous the world over for its beauty, and attracts a huge number of visitors every year who come here to admire the place and travel. Particularly, they come to see the Scottish Highlands, and while places like Edinburgh are beautiful, it is the Scottish Highlands that attract those visitors who come here to see the beauty of the place; they come to see the lochs (the Scottish and Irish word for lakes), they come to see the hills and mountains, the rugged outdoors and the fabulous view of…
  • The structure of the Stirling Castle, seen from a lower level

    30 Oct 2013 | 7:57 am
    View of the structure of Stirling Castle as seen from a lower level of the castle (More photos at this link)The structure of Stirling Castle, as seen from a lower level (near the entrance, near the car parking). The Stirling Castle played a very significant role during the medieval centuries, when there was a fight ongoing for the Scots to retain their independence from the English, and there was also fighting going on between the different Scots for power. The Castle is surrounded by a high wall, and is itself located on a volcanic spur, much higher than the neighboring region, making it…
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    Dane Sanders

  • LeBron James is Not Alone

    Dane Sanders
    12 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    Your Life as a Free Agent Photo Credit: abardwell via Compfight cc The story LeBron James seems to be weaving When LeBron James announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers this week, he described it as ‘bigger than basketball.’ And, he’s right. This is a big deal. But, maybe not in the way that you think. LeBron didn’t just exercise his power as a basketball legend. No, he exercised his power as a human being… to claim responsibility over his life. What could it look like if more of us did the same? Sure, his situation is amplified by the fact that he’s…
  • It’s 10:31pm and I Can’t Find My Underwear

    Dane Sanders
    11 Jun 2014 | 8:33 am
    When it comes to upgrading your habits, timing is everything. Why I love moving (and you should too) Note: I didn’t actually pack this truck. Moving Trucks. I just spent the weekend moving our family from the home we lived in for half a decade to a new place on the other side of town. It wasn’t a little thing either. Nope. It was the whole enchilada. Here’s a synopsis of what I experienced… Processed the idea of a move with my family for about a year Found a place that made sense Packed for weeks Felt like an awful human consumer for having way too much stuff Hid from…
  • Photography is dead… long live the creative!

    Dane Sanders
    29 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    Medium published my article on how the death of photography as we knew it might be the best news your inner creative ever heard. The response has been so significant I thought I should record an audio version so more folks might join in the conversation (see below). The original version is here… The Elephant in the Room The post Photography is dead… long live the creative! appeared first on Dane Sanders.
  • Why Jimmy Fallon is Best in Show

    Dane Sanders
    23 Feb 2014 | 4:22 pm
    How the new Tonight Show host is reinventing late night while showing us all how to own our entrepreneurial space. In his first week as the host of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon did what he always does: He delivered the goods. Many pundits believed that the entire genre of late night talk shows had run its course. The golden age of Johnny Carson and Jay Leno and David Letterman had come and gone. We were in a perpetual farewell tour. Sure, there are some funny guys still going strong. Conan is hilarious. Kimmel kills. I remember in college when I would set my alarm every morning just to wake…
  • Start in Front

    Dane Sanders
    1 Jan 2014 | 11:03 am
    Photo Credit: Trey Ratcliff If you’re going for a new you for 2014, it’s too late. It’s 7:59am on the west coast. With a fresh cup of coffee at arm’s reach (I’m at Starbucks), a quick text sent asking Tami if she wants a cup too, and my fingers typing away on this article, I’m honestly pretty happy with how my day, month and year have begun. I’m also standing upright while I work (my new writing posture) and am completing Day One of my January writing challenge. I even took time before the coffee shop to fill my head with good ideas and pray. With all these good habits…
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    Flaneurbanite's Urban Legends

  • Are you still waiting for a new post here?

    9 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    Seriously? Well, my apologies. I must have forgotten to remind you that my blog moved to and the feed to a long, long time back. Much has happened since then. So quickly update your bookmarks and your feed reader, and come say Hello at my new home! I'd love to hear from you. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ** Flaneurbanite's Urban Legends now has a new home at ** Please click through to…
  • Say Goodbye to Urban Legends - well, not really :-)

    11 May 2012 | 9:34 am
    It has been about 4 months since I took this blog over to my new url: think it is now time, and so starting tonight, this old url will auto-redirect to the new blog. Well, I say "new", but in effect, it is just a continuation of the journey that started here. All the old posts on this blog and all your wonderful comments have a new home on the new url, alongside all the new content.So please update your links to, or simply click here to subscribe to the new blog.  I'll look forward to seeing…
  • Do you know where the phrase "picture postcard perfect" comes from?

    21 Feb 2012 | 2:01 pm
    If you don't, you've probably not updated your bookmarks and feeds to my new blog yet. Tsk Tsk...not good! Click here to do it now, and click on the image below to find out the answer :) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ** Flaneurbanite's Urban Legends now has a new home at ** Please click through to update your bookmarks and feed subscriptions so that you continue to receive all the latest content! Looking forward to having you on the new site!
  • Belgian Bits - 1

    7 Feb 2012 | 2:55 pm
    For those who used to follow this blog in its earlier avatar, I know it's been ages since I posted some real meat (read photographs). But as you now know, it was because I was busy building this new web-home thing. Hopefully, you'll still come around to have a look at the pictures and tell me what you liked (or didn't). Here we go.This time, I've brought you bits of Belgium, from a brief trip over Christmas.Click here to read the rest of the post (and look at the other pictures) on my new blog,…
  • The Flaneurbanite is Here! Please Update Your Bookmarks and Feeds!

    29 Jan 2012 | 11:00 pm
    Tada! I present to you the new improved and much larger version of Urban Legends: The Flaneurbanite at new site is much more than just a blog.Not only does it have all the content (and all your comments) from the last three years on this blog, but also other stuff that I get up to.Which includes Urbanism, which is what I do to earn my living;Design, which I have a keen interest in;Writing, which as some of you already know I do quite a bit of;and of course my original love - flanerie and photography, which is just a continuation of this blog.This is…
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    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

  • I Could Not Have Survived Great Gull …

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    The Streak Continues: 244 This post was published just before 8:00am from my Mom’s home in Holbrook, NY. I had a relaxing day yesterday and spent a lot of time watching multiple episodes of American Pickers with my Mom. That made her very happy. I enjoyed a nice swim in the community pool just before [...]
  • I Am Not Very Good At Mini-Landscapes/What’s Different?

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:04 am
    The Streak Continues: 243 This post was published just after 7:00am from my Mom’s home in Holbrook, NY. I had the chance to leave Great Gull Island a day early and having done so well there, I hit the road. I made the 4:00pm New London/Orient Point ferry without a reservation with one minute to [...]
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • I’m Outta Here!

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Today we packed the Jeep and hit the road. We’re heading east, across Canada to Newfoundland and Labrador, and won’t head west again until the autumn leaves begin to turn, coming back to Vancouver around October 15. Time for an adventure, some silence, and a chance to play with the light while camping for two and a half months. I’m taking my Fuji XE 1, my Leica M (240), and a couple lenses for each, some filters, a tripod, and my iPhone. Not much of a packing list, I’m afraid. It’s funny how my approach has changed over the years, and while there will be times…
  • Photoshop for Photographers

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:22 pm
    My friend Piet has just sent us the final files for Photoshop for Photographers, Volume One and Two. All told he’s given us over 7 hours of teaching in 42 videos, that will teach you more than you thought you needed to know about Photoshop. In these videos, all around 10 minutes in length, you’ll be guided through the essentials on what remains the most powerful photographic editing software on the planet. In Volume One he walks you through Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) and in Volume Two, through Adobe Photoshop. As always, he is clear and concise, and has found – yet again –…
  • A Beautiful Way to Tell Stories

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    The first thing I noticed about Maptia was the manifesto, one I can buy into with my whole heart. I, David duChemin, want to see the world. Follow a map to its edges, and keep going. Forgo the plans. Trust my instincts. Let curiosity be my guide. I want to change hemispheres & sleep with unfamiliar stars and let the journey unfold before me. Indeed. If you want to learn to tell stronger visual stories, you need to study them. Maptia is an amazing place for that. A place to learn, to be inspired to go to the edges, and a place – and here’s what I am most excited about –…
  • Know Your Rhythm

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Every person I know—whether they identify as creative or not—goes through ups and downs, though I think the self-identifying creative or artist can feel it more acutely, as though our creative life rides on top of the water and rises and falls with the waves. We experience brilliant highs and depressing lows. When the wind kicks up and the ocean is wild, the highs are higher, and we feel glorious, unstoppable, and they crash harder, the glory gone. Stopped. What helps is not looking too closely at the wave, but at the ocean itself. Pull back, look at the water from a hill ten miles…
  • Whisky Shots

    16 Jul 2014 | 10:57 pm
    A personal project. A glass of whisky. With ice. Natural light. Minimal post-processing. Shoot what you love. Be willing to play and see things anew. There are constellations and worlds in the tiniest places if we’re willing to see them. Also helps if you don’t drink too much of the subject.
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    Photo Attorney

  • The Copyright Office Proposes Immediate Changes to Recordation and Requests Public Comment

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

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

    Carolyn E. Wright
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Development of new technology has created additional incentive for copyright thieves to steal protected works. The advent of DVDs, for example, has enabled infringers to produce perfect secondhand copies. Many computer users are either ignorant that copyright laws apply to their Internet activity or they think that they will not be caught or prosecuted for their conduct. Many infringers also do not consider the current copyright infringement penalties a real threat and continue to infringe, even after a copyright owner puts them on notice that their actions constitute infringement and that…
  • Good Info on How to Protect Your Online Images

    Carolyn E. Wright
    10 Jun 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Posting images online has its benefits and disadvantages. One of the benefits is that you get to easily share your photos. One of the disadvantages is that others want you to share your photos more than you want. So you must do what you can to prevent that “extra” sharing. Smartly, some photographers rely on watermarks applied via an overlay to control unauthorized uses. But Al Berger of and has discovered that method can be thwarted.  He has given permission to share his discovery here: I was excited to read your article on…
  • Free Legal Guide for Online Publishers and Media Creators

    Carolyn E. Wright
    29 May 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Tahoe Sunset-Copyright Carolyn E. Wright In this digital age, photographers posting online need to know how to protect themselves. While the Internet provides lots of information, some of it is better than others. One great source of information is the Digital Media Law Project (DMLP). Founded in 2007 as the “Citizen Media Law Project,” the DMLP, through its five core initiatives, “works to ensure that individuals and organizations involved in online journalism and digital media have access to the legal resources, education, tools, and representation that they need to…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • D810 Settings

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    So, been shooting with the D810 hot and heavy for a week and have my basic D810 Settings in place. Simply click on the link and you’ll see the PDF.
  • Landscapes & D810 “Flat”

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    With the release of the D810 comes a brand new Picture Control (PC) simply called Flat. Now this is not the magic bullet fixing all your problems. This is not what you should set your camera to all the time. While the D810 is the ~only~ body to have this PC at this time, it is not the reason to buy the D810. This is simply a new tool to put in your arsenal like any tool that can solve specific photographic problems. Since first shooting with the D810 in Flat, I’ve struggled with how to explain this Picture Control to you on the limited space of the 256 sRGB world of the web. Let’s…
  • Newton Got It Right

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Around noon, the family woke and made their way down the tree. Mom came down first and when we got eye to eye (she’s perhaps five feet away from me), I recognized her as the cub I’d seen in the same tree in years past. She’s not a cub no mo, she’s now a mom teaching her kids living with man. Now I lucked out when they came down because the thunderstorm had started to form really mellowing out the light. I also shot in the Flat Picture Control which I’m liking more and more in contrasty light (all images taken with D810 / 85f1.8 @1.8). Once mom was down, she…
  • Thank You!

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    YOU made it happen and we are sincerely grateful. Thank You!
  • GearHead Wednesday 14 – 27

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Got a gear question you want/need answered? I want to help and answer it. Send your gear questions to me at Gear Questions and I’ll do my best every Wednesday to answer as many questions as I can. Keep in mind the answers are just my $.02 worth and you have to take what works for you and your photography and embrace it and ignore the rest. So here’s this weeks questions …. Moose: I have a D800 and D4 and have always preferred the “look” of the images from the D4 over those that come from the D800. It is hard for me to explain but it seems like D4 images have more…
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  • Nikon Capture NX-D (ver1.0) to be released on July 15

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Nikon will release the official version of Capture NX-D, its new RAW image processing and adjustment software application, for free download beginning July 15, 2014 June 26, 2014 TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that it will release the official version (ver.1.0) of Capture NX-D, its new processing and adjustment software application for […]
  • Nikon D810 – FX DSLR with 36.3-million pixels

    26 Jun 2014 | 12:04 am
    An effective pixel count of 36.3-million pixels for the sharpest, best image quality in Nikon history TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the D810, a Nikon FX-format digital SLR camera. The D810 is a digital SLR camera that boasts incredibly superior definition and image quality made possible with a new […]
  • Adobe Takes Creativity Mobile

    19 Jun 2014 | 9:12 am
    Adobe Takes Creativity Mobile with New Creative Cloud Connected Apps and Hardware Sketching, Precision Drawing and Photography Apps Extend Creative Workflow to iPad; SDK Unlocks Over 30 Years of Adobe Innovation for Mobile App Developers SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 18, 2014 — Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today unveiled a new suite of mobile apps and complementary […]
  • The Nikon Photo Contest, 2014-2015

    13 Jun 2014 | 7:37 am
    TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that entries for the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 will be accepted between September 15 and December 15, 2014. Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 Nikon Photo Contest (NPC) is one of the world’s most prestigious international photo contests. Held since 1969, the goal behind the contest is to provide […]
  • Waterproof & Shockproof Nikon 1 AW1

    19 Sep 2013 | 5:59 am
    OK it is about time that Nikon provide me with a camera I can use on Songkran (the annual water festival in Thailand). Actually it used to be a water festival, now it is actually sort of a water war, so a waterproof and tough camera is appreciated. Some of you are probably thinking, what […]
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Eid Greetings

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    Eid Greetings to everyone. May you have a peaceful, blessed & a joyous Eid.
  • UK’s Largest Networking Event

    26 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    This is the largest networking event of its kind ever seen in the UK! We’re thrilled to be present at UK’s largest Business Networking Event in Wolverhampton on 19 Sep 2014. Members of all major UK business networks across the country will be there giving you the chance to network with people you’ve met in real life, people you’ve ‘met’ online and people you’ve never met before. The UK’s most prolific and well known networkers from across the nation will come together at Wolverhampton Racecourse on the 19th September, all looking for new contacts, new business and new…
  • Google Adwords Mini-Seminar

    12 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    We’re pleased to announce the next mini-seminar on Google Adwords. During this seminar, you will learn how to get started with Google Adwords and understand the basics of Adwords. Millions of businesses all over the world use Google Adwords to promote & advertise their business to bring in new leads & customers. You too can get started on the world’s largest advertising platform and see how beneficial & profitable Adwords can be for your business. Why Google Adwords? Whether you’re looking to bring in new website visitors, grow online sales, get the phones ringing or…
  • Google Glass Launch Event

    27 Jun 2014 | 11:47 am
      Today, Google launched the much awaited Google Glass in London. The event was extremely well attended and everyone had a demo from a Googler to try various apps on the Glass. The initial feeling is kind of weird with a screen just above your eyeline. However, it really does feel quite comfortable to wear and the build quality is very good. Event though there was a lot of background noise, the voice activated commands worked perfectly.   My favourite couple of apps were the ‘Word Lens’ & the ‘Recognition’. Word Lens is a translation app, you set your…
  • Client Profile: JH Tutorials

    25 Jun 2014 | 5:01 am
    We are pleased to have shot some business profile headshots for Michelle Challenger, who runs JH Tutorials in Aylesbury. We were requested to create colour & black/white images which are going to be used  for JH Tutorials social media, online marketing and in print. Michelle wanted to create a look that was professional, without looking too business-like, but also approachable and friendly, both for her students and their parents. Michelle was really pleased with the results  - here’s what we created!     “Thanks for the shots – they are great.  It was really…
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    I Love Photo Blogs

  • DEAL OF THE WEEK! 50% Off The Natural Portrait

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:32 pm
    DEAL OF THE WEEK! Save 50% when you purchase this product by 11:59 PM (PST) July 29, 2014. No discount code required. THE NATURAL PORTRAIT This comprehensive PDF eBook is a great introduction to natural light portraiture. Andrew covers a wide gamut of topics from working with models, to lens choices, camera settings, light considerations, locations, posing, case studies from photographers like Tori Mercedes, and post-processing. At 240 pages, this eBook is an extremely helpful resource and an amazing addition to your digital library. If you want to photograph people, this is a great start.

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    The best wedding photography takes killer instincts, a great eye, a love of story and moments, and a brain for logistics. Love & Lightcomes from Jen Bebb, one half of a couple that has been photographing weddings for 14 years and has been named among the top wedding photographers in the world by American Photo. Jen’s a great photographer and when it comes to weddings she’s been there done that over and over again – over 700 weddings. You couldn’t ask for a better guide to photographing weddings. At 123-pages this eBook is full of really solid wisdom, from the…
  • Loving Landscapes – A Guide to Landscape Photography Workflow and Post-Processing

    12 May 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Stop taking scenery snaps and start creating breathtaking works of landscape photography art that people will fall in love with. “If you’ve ever been frustrated that the landscape photos from your camera don’t portray the magical scenes you witnessed, then this is eBook will open up a new world of creative possibilities …” Transform your dull RAW files into breathtaking images. Discover and learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s landscape-friendly tools for maximum impact. Get ten free handpicked Lightroom presets to use again and again. Learn fun landscape…
  • Photographist – Photography Blog

    2 May 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Photographist is a great collection of photo blogs featuring amazing photography articles, tutorials, and inspirations from around the world. If you are looking to learn more about photography tips and techniques or just want to discover incredibly talented photographers, Photographist is a great place. Readers Who Viewed This Post Also ViewedDigital Photo Retouching: Beauty, Fashion & Portrait…13 Great Photo Blogs You Will Love13 Amazing Off Camera Flash Photography BooksPHOTOGRAPHING THE 4TH DIMENSION – Slow Shutter & VideoPhotoshop and Digital Photography Community |…
  • Photography Q&A: Real Questions. Real Answers

    30 Apr 2014 | 6:35 pm
    For years, editorial and commercial photographer Zack Arias has been a respected and trusted voice in the photography industry. In Photography Q&A, Zack Arias answers over 100 questions that he fielded directly from the public. These are questions that range across all aspects of the photo industry: gear, marketing, street photography, vision, pricing, branding, light, models, work/life balance, technical advice, and much more. For years, editorial and commercial photographer Zack Arias has been a respected and trusted voice in the photography industry. Known for his photography, his…
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    The Digital Photo Experience

  • DPE Podcast 08.01.14 – Juan is back from his trip and we have two interviews with Patricia Davidson and Mike Pach

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

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

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

    Juan Pons
    15 Jun 2014 | 9:34 am
    In this episode of the podcast, Rick and Juan answer a few questions from a podcast listener, plus we have 1 interview with Richard Ellis from Charleston Photography Workshops. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the website. Make sure to subscribe to the…
  • DPE Podcast 06.01.14 – Photography and the death of reality, plus we have 1 interview with Kevin Raber

    Juan Pons
    1 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    In this episode of the podcast, Rick and Juan talk about Photography and the death of reality, plus we have 1 interview with Kevin Raber from The Luminous Landscape. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast…
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    Daniel Korzeniewski Photography

  • Farmers around Bagan | Myanmar (Burma)

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

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski It’s past noon and I am rushing through narrow sidewalks and busy cobblestone streets, trying to find my way for my first meeting with the staff of Hoop Peru, the non-profit organization that I am collaborating with. I need to make it in time to catch the kombi that will take me to the school they are running on the outskirts of the city. This is the first time I am seeing Arequipa city, and I am smiling and giggling. I know that in addition to the assignment for Photographers Without Borders I am going to have a great time…
  • Riga in Photos | Latvia

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    12 Jun 2014 | 8:52 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Gazing through a less-than-perfect old window, the glass stained by years, I spot locals rushing out over the narrow cobblestone street; occasionally, a group of tourists following their guide. There is a pleasant feeling in the ambient, soft music, and the fresh smell of recently ground coffee accompanied by the almost-permanent whistle of the coffee machine. This is my last day of my week in Latvia and I am in the bar Riga Black Magic enjoying a Black Balsam, a traditional herbal liqueur that is made by mixing vodka with 24…
  • Yangon Central Railway Station in Photos | Myanmar

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    20 May 2014 | 8:49 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Looking out through the window of a rusted train, a toothless Burmese man smiles to me. His daughter, wearing the traditional yellowish-white cosmetic thanaka paste, looks down, almost shy of the moment and my presence there.  Like many others, they are patiently waiting for their convoy to depart from Yangon’s Central Railway Station. If you want to experience the way locals live, work and get about in Yangon, you need to visit the Yangon Circular Railway. It was my last day in Myanmar and I didn’t have time to ride – the…
  • A Weekend in Lake Titicaca | Peru

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    12 May 2014 | 2:00 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Day 1 The opportunity to navigate the highest lake in the world, ringed by the Andes’ incredible landscapes, and the promise of experiencing Lake Titicaca’s ancestral cultures was too tempting to let pass. I had a free weekend from the project with HOOP in Arequipa and I was determined to make the journey. Lake Titicaca is not only the largest lake in South America by volume of water, but also, with an elevation of 12,507 ft, the highest navigable lake in the world. It is located in the Andes region in Peru, on the border with…
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    Stephen's Photography Tips

  • Ditching The Mirror!

    Stephen J. Zeller
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
    Fujifilm X-T1 with ZEISS Touit Lenses; 12mm f/2.8 and 32mm f/1.8 :: shot with the Nokia Lumia 1020. Wow… it’s been an awfully long time since I last posted something here on the blog.  Sure, I have my reasons – but that doesn’t really matter.  But just for the record, I wasn’t in jail or […]
  • Assignment: Covering A Deployment

    Stephen J. Zeller
    21 Oct 2010 | 9:18 am
    At first I thought this was going to come about back in July of this year, but things have worked out a little differently.  Tomorrow I am heading out for a six month deployment aboard the USS Sterett (DDG 104).  Part of my duties involve being the Assistant Public Affairs Officer and Command Photographer.  I […]
  • Stephen Zeller Photography Gets A Makeover

    Stephen J. Zeller
    18 Oct 2010 | 3:18 am
    I have completely redesigned my website for Stephen Zeller Photography, including a new logo which I had mentioned about a week ago.  I wanted to do with a design that could be consistent with both my website and blog.  This was important to me for fluidity and consistency with the design and function of the […]
  • BlinkBid Version 6 Mini Review

    Stephen J. Zeller
    11 Oct 2010 | 3:10 am
    You might remember this review that I wrote awhile back, about an awesome program that I began using called BlinkBid.  Hands down, it’s the single most effective piece of business software I use aside from QuickBooks.  Why?  Because I can create estimates, invoices, track usage licenses, manage contacts, and more.  What makes it so special? […]
  • Naming Your Art

    Stephen J. Zeller
    4 Oct 2010 | 3:15 am
    For those who have trouble naming their works of art… heh. Happy Monday! :-D
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    FOTOdigital, less gear more fun

  • I Do NOT Sell Photographs

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

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

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

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

    18 Jun 2014 | 11:21 am
    Adobe announced today their new offer for ALL photographers: a Photoshop/Lightroom package on the Adobe Cloud for $9.99 monthly. But the price is not for ALL.
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    Photography News

  • In photos: The Mazamas, 100 years ago

    Diana Topan
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    July 19, 2014 /Photography News/ Have you ever wondered what your grandfather did for fun? While some undoubtedly whittled their lives away, others were out conquering the wilderness. If you’re from Oregon, ol’ grandpa might have even been part of the Mazamas.On top of Mt. Hood, the original 105 charter members of the Mazamas founded their organization 120 years ago, on 19 July 1894. Since the organization’s founding, the Mazamas have fought for environmental preservation, built a number of lodges, named Mt. Mazama, and, of course, promoted and taught basic climbing education.For more…
  • Remembering George Eastman, founder of Kodak, inventor of roll film

    Diana Topan
    12 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    July 12, 2014 /Photography News/ Born 160 years ago, on July 12, 1854,  George Eastman was an American inventor and philanthropist. He founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream. Roll film was also the basis for the invention of motion picture film in 1888 by the world's first filmmaker Louis Le Prince, and a few years later by his followers Léon Bouly, Thomas Edison, the Lumière Brothers and Georges Méliès.George Eastman. Part of Bain News Service collection.In 1884, Eastman patented the first film in roll form to prove…
  • Fine art printer Point101 launches new look, new site, and new products

    Diana Topan
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    Point101 is a fine art and photography printer providing high-quality, beautiful prints and mounts to customers, traders, and emerging and established artists. On Friday, July 4, it launched a new visual and verbal identity and website.July 10, 2014 /Photography News - Point101/ Point101 is a fine art and photography printer providing high-quality, beautiful prints and mounts to customers, traders, and emerging and established artists.On July 4 it launched a new visual and verbal identity and website.The new identity celebrates craft, openness, freedom and artistic expression: in…
  • In Photos: Remembering controversial photographer F. Holland Day

    Diana Topan
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:02 am
    July 8, 2014 /Photography News/ Born 150 years ago, on July 8, 1864, Fred Holland Day was a dedicated aesthete and well-known figure in turn-of-the-century Boston. He was one of the earliest advocates of Pictorial photography in America and, like Alfred Stieglitz (with whom he corresponded until they had a serious disagreement around 1902), he tirelessly wrote articles, mounted exhibitions, and encouraged like-minded photographers who supported the medium's artistic potential.'Youth sitting on a stone'', 1907, F. Holland Day. Model is the Italian Nicola Giancola.Day's life and works had…
  • Lisbon in photos: 10 night views

    Diana Topan
    10 Jun 2014 | 8:19 am
    June 10, 2014 /Photography News/ Today, June 10, Portuguese all over the world celebrate Portugal Day (officially Dia de Camões, de Portugal e das Comunidades Portuguesas --"Day of Camões, Portugal, and the Portuguese Communities"), which marks the date of Luis de Camoes’ death in June 10, 1580. Camoes wrote the Os Lusiadas, Portugal’s national epic poem celebrating Portuguese history and achievements. Here is a set of photographs realized by Horácio Novais Studio (1930-1988) to celebrate Portugal Day. Courtesy of the Art Library of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.Augusta…
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    Black Star Rising

  • A Simple SEO Tweak To Get Better Blog Traffic

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

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

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

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

    Susie Hadeed
    16 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    When we have a client interested in our services, we’re finding more and more that we’re booking people over the phone and not necessarily after we meet. We do still meet a lot of our clients, but we always try to have a phone call first to make sure they’re a good fit before we schedule a meeting. When we’re planning for a client phone call there are a few goals we have in mind: 1)    Find out details of the couple’s wedding: date, ceremony time, location, etc. 2)    Find out about the couple: who they are, how they met, what kind of wedding they’re planning 3)   …
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    cinema5D » News

  • OWC Thunderbay IV RAID drives break speed and price record: 36TB at 4000MB/s for under $3K

    Sebastian Wöber
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:14 am
    OWC, known to manufacture affordable Mac hardware, just announced that they managed to break the speed record for affordable external thunderbolt RAID storage. Especially filmmakers and editors have been waiting for affordable and fast thunderbolt based storage solutions, a few of which we’ve finally seen hitting the market last year. Just a few months ago OWC introduced the Thunderbay IV which is a 4-drive external RAID storage device with a thunderbolt 2 connection. It is available in configurations from 4TB up to 16TB and also offered as a diskless enclosure that goes for $429. Mac…
  • Light Meter Review: Lumu iPhone App for Video

    Sebastian Wöber
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    Since their hugely successful Kickstarter campaign last year Lumu has been offering the smallest accurate incident lightmeter for stills photography. This week Lumu launched a new app that is targeted at videographers. The small, lightweight sensor goes in your pocket or can be carried with the practical necklace adapter. We looked at the new app with the Lumu device. The Lumu comes in a small metal box with minimalist design in line with other Apple stuff. The App’s design itself is similarly attractive looking a lot like the latest Apple iOS. Inside the box is a small leaflet, the…
  • Boda Jib Kickstarter – High Capacity Compact Jib

    Tim Fok
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    Tired of lugging around and setting up a big heavy jib? Disappointed with the rigidity and function of smaller travelling jibs? The Boda jib could just be the one for you. Founder Jeremy Sawatzky optimises the perfect jib in 5 key factors – Size, Weight, Set Up Time, Rigidity and Capacity. The Canadian engineer thinks he’s got the perfect mix. The Boda jib is a 9.5 foot extended, weighing 9lbs and folds to a length of just 28 inches. Set up time? Less than 15 seconds, with no tools. A camera jib is the perfect exemplar for compromise. Increasing rigidity and accommodating for…
  • Firmware 1.9 for Blackmagic 4K. Histogram, audio levels plus more

    Tim Fok
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    Just a month on from firmware version 1.8, and just a week on from version 1.8.2. Firmware 1.9 has been released for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, improving the sensor calibration and adding histogram, audio levels and time remaining to its features. It seems every other article I write at present is related to Blackmagic Design, they weren’t kidding when they promised more regular, substantial updates to their cameras firmware. Some say that the Blackmagic cameras exclude a fair amount of staple features that any camera should include; version 1.9 shortens that list. A swiping…
  • Rolling Shutter – Sony A7S vs. the others

    Sebastian Wöber
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:34 am
    This is a rolling shutter comparison between the new Sony A7S, the Arri Amira, Panasonic GH4, (Canon C300), Canon 5D mark III and Canon 1D C. In the first part in this series of tests we compared the usable dynamic range of the A7S and found that it comes surprisingly close to the dynamic range of the Arri AMIRA (find the dynamic range test here). Rolling shutter is a phenomenon where straight vertical lines look bent on moving objects, or a “jello effect” appears when the recording device itself is in motion. It is a common issue with CMOS sensor cameras that read out a frame line by…
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Sami + Kyle | Married

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
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  • Danielle + Ben | Married

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
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  • Lina + Dillon | Engaged

    8 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
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  • Meghan + Allen | Engaged

    3 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
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  • Danielle + Ben | Engaged

    13 Jun 2014 | 12:34 pm
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    Photography Life

  • 6 Simple and Useful Tricks for Nikon DSLRs

    John Bosley
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Our perception of any piece of technology is greatly influenced by it’s ease of use and overall user experience. For example, when I bought my first DSLR, my decision came down to Canon vs Nikon. I tried Sony, Pentax and Olympus and didn’t like them for one reason or another, but I knew that I could be happy shooting with either Canon or Nikon. How did I finally end up making my decision? The menu system. I preferred Nikon’s menus and navigation over Canon’s, so I bought a D40. Now, eight years and tens of thousands of dollars later, I’m still a Nikon guy, all…
  • Zack Arias on Full-Frame vs APS-C Debate

    Romanas Naryškin
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    A well-known editorial photographer Zack Arias recently touched a very sensitive subject, one that always spawns heated debates. In his entertaining video, he expressed his opinion on the full-frame vs APS-C sensor debate and we must say he made a lot of good points. Zack openly states on his website that he is not paid or sponsored by Fuji to advertise their cameras, and yet you might get the impression that this particular video is in fact an advertisement. Ignore that feeling, whether Zack is working for Fujifilm or not does not matter in this case. He talks about Fuji because it’s…
  • Lightroom 5.6 and Camera RAW 8.6 Updates Available

    Nasim Mansurov
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:16 am
    Adobe rolled out a bunch of updates today to its Creative Cloud platform, including updates to Adobe Photoshop CC, CC 2014, Bridge, Lightroom and Camera RAW. Lightroom has been updated to stable 5.6 version, along with Adobe Camera RAW 5.6. These updates include a number of bugfixes, along with RAW support for the new Nikon D810, Panasonic Lumix AG-GH4 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 cameras. A number of lenses have also been added to this release, including the new Canon EF-S 10-18mm IS and EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lenses and a number of Sony Alpha lenses.Camera and Lens SupportHere is the list…
  • Oben CC-2491 Tripod Kit Review

    Thomas Stirr
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:27 pm
    While I do a fair amount of still photography, the majority of my client work is shooting video with my DSLR and mirrorless cameras. When buying tripods and heads I need to consider their functionality from both perspectives. As I recently added a camera jib to my video equipment arsenal, I started seriously considering a heavier capacity tripod and head. My current tripods, which are capacity rated to 17.6 lbs. (8.8 Kg), were falling a bit short in terms of providing the degree of stability that I need when shooting video. And, my existing fluid video head wasn’t quite able to provide the…
  • Camera for Family Needs – Which Way to Go?

    Romanas Naryškin
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Even though this topic has been touched on numerous occasions, I still get asked this one question rather often – which camera to buy? For someone who’s into photography, it is a very vague question. Almost impossible to answer without additional context as it spawns a number of followup questions – what are you planning to photograph? Are you going to invest more into the system? What lenses would you like to own? Are you planning to take up photography professionally? And for a beginner to be able to answer all these questions in return requires a certain amount of…
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    Photography Business and Marketing Ideas

  • Understand how people find you

    Michael Shilling
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    If you don’t know how your clients find and hire you then how on earth are you going to market to them? Here’s a few ways someone might find a photographer. Through a referral from a friend, college or family member. You might have previously photographed them. Recommendations and reviews from trusted sources both on and offline. Googling. Industry related publications. Shows and exhibitions. The fact of the matter is people will find you through these different ways without you doing very much at all. Someone might recommend you but what if you asked them to? Someone might want…
  • What does your target market actually want?

    Michael Shilling
    1 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    I hear lots of people saying things like “My target market is people with £35k+ incomes” or “Families that live in Chelsea” but I rarely hear “people who like a particular type of photography”. By the way, vintage is not a style of photography it’s a trend and while we’re on the subject neither is wedding photography that’s “Natural not too posed”. The problem is when you ask someone what they actually want they can’t really describe it. “I don’t want too many props or silly stuff, I want something…
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    Landscape Photography Blogger

  • Art, Earth And Ethics 2

    David Leland Hyde
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    Art, Earth And Ethics, Part Two Climate Change, Big Oil, Politics, Walmart, God, Religion, St. Francis, John Muir And Leave No Trace (Continued From the blog post, “Art, Earth And Ethics 1.”) Recreational development is a job not of building roads into lovely country, but of building receptivity into the still unlovely human mind. – Aldo Leopold Whiz Burgers, San Francisco, California, Custom, copyright 2010 David Leland Hyde. (See the photograph large here in David Leland Hyde Portfolio One Many people today would rather not discuss environmental issues. The environment is a…
  • Dinosaur National Monument 2013, Part Three

    David Leland Hyde
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    Dinosaur National Monument 2013 Part Three: Down To The Green River And Up To Ely Falls (Continued from the blog post, “Dinosaur National Monument 2013, Part Two.”) Upper Jones Hole Near Fish Hatchery, Dinosaur National Monument, Utah, copyright 2013 David Leland Hyde. Into Jones Hole As we ambled down the trail away from the Diamond Mountain Fish Hatchery and into Jones Hole, we began to see signs of what Randy Fullbright and the Park Ranger had been talking about: the recent rock slide. High on the cliff we could see the fresh, unstained light tan undercut where giant sandstone…
  • San Francisco Art Institute Photography History 16

    David Leland Hyde
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:01 am
    Reciprocity Failure Lecture By Ansel Adams Introduction And Philip Hyde Lecture Notes (Continued from the blog post, “San Francisco Art Institute Photography History 15.”) Sunken Car, Sausalito, Marin County, Alcatraz In Distance, San Francisco Bay, California, copyright 1948 by Philip Hyde. Made during photography school. No other known set exists of complete student lecture notes from the first ten years of the California School of Fine Arts, now the San Francisco Art Institute. During the “Golden Decade,” directly after World War II, while Minor White was lead instructor,…
  • Art, Earth And Ethics 1

    David Leland Hyde
    22 May 2014 | 10:33 am
    Art, Earth And Ethics, Part One National Forests, Spotted Owls, Environmentalism, The Abuse Of Nature And Our Future The Earth will survive, but will man survive on the Earth? – Philip Hyde Secret Cove, Ponderosa Pine Trees, Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada of California in the distance, copyright 2014 David Leland Hyde. New Addition to David Leland Hyde’s Sierra Portfolio. The water quality that gives Lake Tahoe its natural clarity and azure blue color were declining until environmental reforms in the Tahoe Basin turned the situation around. Lake Tahoe is clearer today than it was five…
  • eBook Review: Essential Guide To Photographing Arches National Park By Bret Edge

    David Leland Hyde
    29 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    The Essential Guide To Photographing Arches National Park By Bret Edge Published by The Essential Guide To Photographing Arches National Park by Bret Edge. Copyright 2014 Bret Edge. Bret Edge is what I would call a power landscape photographer. His compositions are direct, with strong lines and bold arrangements that may often portray iconic scenery, but with more ingenuity and interest than most. The graphic design and lettering of Edge’s new guide to photographing Arches National Park are big and bold and frame his power images and direct text perfectly. In addition,…
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    The Traveling Tripod

  • Discover New Parallax Scrolling with Adobe Muse CC

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

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

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

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

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

  • Gathering my top tips for other expats before I officially become Australian

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Brought to you by Nuffnang The return from this last trip to the states brought up a lot of emotions for me as Australia certainly felt more like home. Maybe it was the fact that I got so sick over there (thank goodness for travel insurance) or it could have been that we spent so much time in Hawaii with other Australians for our friends’ wedding. Whatever the reason, as much as I loved every minute of our vacation, I couldn’t dismiss a feeling of homesickness…for Australia. I belong to a few forums and Facebook groups for American expats living abroad. We actually joined…
  • Digital Direction for Old School Fun with #paintthetownford

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:33 pm
    The kids had a day off from school last Friday. The teachers had to go in, but students got their own long weekend. I decided it would be the perfect chance to take Gemma and her BFF (her mom is a teacher at school) out for one of our favourite adventures, Op Shopping!  There are so many treasures to be found in second hand stores, but since we tend to pick over our local ones on a weekly basis, I decided to head to a different neighbourhood. That meant I would need to look up locations and plan our day. We would need lunch and to not stray too far from home as I was also taking the…
  • Excuse the mess, I am showing my anxiety who is boss.

    26 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    One minute it is fine and the next, it is broken. The blog design, that is. I am taking the mixup in my blog header as a sign that it is finally time to stop being afraid of whatever it is I am avoiding and get this new blog look released. I have been meaning to do so for months and months now and have actually been staring at my delightful new logo since before we went to Hawaii. Only a handful of others have seen it. It isn’t that I don’t love it. Actually the opposite…it is perfect and I guess I felt like I wasn’t deserving it. The curse of the perpetual…
  • We all have our favourites. Examining human nature through #myfamilylens

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:08 pm
    They call them “transitional objects” in psychology circles, but around here they are just favourites. They certainly aren’t going anywhere. Why does society see them as transitional anyway? Why do we expect them to go away? Why do kids get forced to stop comforting behaviours or cast away beloved objects to appear more grown up when many adults just adopt their own tools like smoking, drinking or even fingernail biting to regain some of that calm? Often the world is an overwhelming place with big scary things that even I can’t make sense of. If a small stuffed bunny…
  • Whoops. Remember when I said the last of the Hawaiian photos were posted?

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:50 am
    Seems I forgot a few folders! 
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • Volume 4 of CLARITY is Available Now!

    Chris Corradino
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    Volume 4 of CLARITY is available now. This edition is packed with inspirational material for every photographer who enjoys kicking back to a relaxing and informative read. My piece is called "Don't Fear the Histogram", and helps to demystify an otherwise challenging topic.  CLARITY is a bi-monthly eMagazine published in PDF format for maximum compatibility with a wide range of devices Inside This Edition:Lighting Essentials: An all-flash indoor lighting setup.Using elements of composition to make stronger photographs.How experience crafts and molds your future…
  • New Tutorial: How to Use Poor Weather to Build Your Portfolio

    Chris Corradino
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:15 am
    No matter where you live, bad weather can make for a great story. Watch the local news and you'll often see examples of this. From the polar vortex to the summer heat wave, there are endless possibilities to photograph. On a slow news cycle, the weather can even be the lead story. For budding photojournalists, these present a great opportunity to build a portfolio. Read the whole piece here.
  • Macro Opportunities On the Farm

    Chris Corradino
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:25 am
    While visiting a farm in Morris, NY, I came across a number of excellent macro opportunities. Here are a couple of my favorites, all shot with this lens by Canon. If you're looking for a terrific closeup lens, this is a real bargain at half the price of the newer model.  While I was taking photos, the dogs were also exploring the landscape, mostly with their noses. Here's a shot of Miles and Opal crossing a downed log over the stream. 
  • New Tutorial: How to Make Your Vacation Photos Stand Out

    Chris Corradino
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    Whether you're packing up the car or heading to an airport, summer is an ideal time to explore new places with your camera. Of course, travel photography is not without its fair share of challenges. Crowded parks and traffic jams can spoil even the best efforts. These tips were designed to help you optimize your time on the road and come home with memorable images. Read the entire piece on the PicsArt blog. 
  • Hands in Black and White

    Chris Corradino
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    It's been said that a person's eyes are the window to their soul. Their character however, can often be revealed in their hands. The soldier pictured here is bandaged, dirty, and tattered. Yet, he dutifully holds his rifle, ready to take on whatever challenges lie ahead. Effective portraits can be made without showing a person's face.
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    The 37th Frame - Celebrating the Best of Photojournalism

  • Scarred for Life: Mental Illness in the Eastern Congo by Patrick Meinhardt

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

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

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    6 Jun 2014 | 2:06 pm
    The immaculate racetracks of Naples loomed like coliseums in the mind of Marco Casino. “I was fascinated by the structure of them at first,” said Mr. Casino, 27, who grew up 25 miles south in Campania, Italy. He made frequent trips to Naples to capture what would be his first photographs: bulky complexes, sprawling grounds — and a noticeable lack of fans. “But even then, there were issues,” said Mr. Casino, always curious as to why these aesthetically imposing structures commanded attention but not race fans. There may be big hype here for California Chrome’s run for the Triple…
  • Bolivia in São Paulo by Leandro Viana

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    19 May 2014 | 7:52 am
    Everyday, thousands of Bolivians arrive in the city of São Paulo. They come from many Bolivian cities and other countries like Peru and Argentina and bring with themselves lot of hope with the opportunity and promise for a new life. Read the full essay on Burn Magazine Visit the photographer’s website: Leandro Viana
  • Magnum Photos Workshop Showcase: Kiên Hoàng Lê

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    15 May 2014 | 11:14 am
    Last year, Magnum Photos and British Journal of Photography announced a special partnership around education that sees the world’s longest-running photography magazine work with the participants of Magnum Photos’ international workshop programme to showcase selected portfolios online. Initiated in 2007 as part of Magnum’s 60th anniversary celebrations, Magnum’s workshops provide opportunities for photographers at different stages in their careers to benefit from the vast experience of Magnum’s established photographers. Recently, Magnum photographer Antoine d’Agata hosted a…
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    The Photography & Musings of Brian Matiash

  • All Paths Lead

    Brian Matiash
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:03 pm
    It’s almost comical when you think about what it takes to get to this particularly picturesque waterfall. You may think it involved a mile or two hike across ever-ascending terrain or a track of loose rock that hugs the side of a rapid stream. In either case, you’d be wrong. The path could barely be called a path. Namely, you park your car at a fairly obvious parking area on the side of the road and walk out 100 feet to the foot of these falls…. and you’re there. It’s really almost not fair…. but I will not complain if you won’t.I took this photo with…
  • The little hiding places

    Brian Matiash
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:04 pm
    As beautiful as Mt. Hood looks as it reflects off the surface of Trillium Lake, it didn’t take long for my freakishly short attention span to wane, causing me to meander along lake’s trail. The sunrise was ok but it really was the little, oft-overlooked things about the area that really kept my attention going. For example, I absolutely loved stumbling (figuratively, fortunately) onto this tree stump that was shrouded in grass and plants. It made for a perfect foreground element and allowed the tree line in the background to serve as a little afterthought.This photo was taken…
  • The Joys of Landscape Photography – A Google+ Hangout-on-Air Event

    Brian Matiash
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Over the past four-or-so years, I’ve fallen deeply in love with landscape and nature photography. There almost doesn’t need to be a specific reason to explain why we get up and stay up thru ungodly hours or put ourselves in crazy positions to break bones or worse… break gear. It is in the experience of standing in front of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring places, marveling, and capturing it for the world to enjoy.At 5:00PM Pacific/US, this Thursday, July 31st, I’d love it if you can join the wonderful Nicole S. Young and me as we share our experiences and tips on…
  • Sunrise over Trillium Lake

    Brian Matiash
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:13 pm
    This morning turned into quite the Google+ par-tay as a slew of photographers met at Trillium Lake to photograph a rather anticlimactic sunrise. Rounding out the hit parade were the locals:Brian BonhamNicole S. Young and Lars Gustafson. We also had some visitors with Brad Sloan and Gretchen Chappelle, who is in town from Sydney. Finally, we had a serendipitous visit by Mr. Nomad, Scott Jarvie. Even though the sunrise was tame, the jokes and zings made up for it.I took this photo with my Sony A7r and new Sony 70-400mm A-mount lens. I transferred it to my OnePlus One via wifi and…
  • The great waterfall primer

    Brian Matiash
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:17 am
    Latourell Falls, found within the Columbia River Gorge, is one of the best waterfalls to visit when you’re first entering the foray of this particular type of photography. There is a newly paved parking lot, the falls offers two easy-to-access vantage points via paved trails, and getting down to the surface doesn’t require much effort at all. It is the first waterfall stop along the famed circuit along Oregon’s famed Columbia River Gorge Historic Byway (Hwy 30).Despite visiting these falls many times, there is never any shortage of photos to create, thanks to the constantly…
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • Farmingdale's Very Own Secret Garden

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

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

    Lily Hydrangea
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    I am certain these wild blackberries have been growing in our backyard for longer than the fourteen years we've been here, but for some reason they have never been this plump. I'm thinking it might be due to the added sun we have been getting in that particular patch of garden since the giant Evergreen lost most of its needles (Sandy). Whatever the case may be, I think it might be time to start cooking up some jam!
  • Sunday Evening at Robert Moses

    Lily Hydrangea
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    We got there just as everyone was clearing out. It was windy and beautiful and then the sun set behind the dunes.
  • The Island at The Massapequa Preserve

    Lily Hydrangea
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:45 am
    I've never seen this part of the preserve before. This picturesque island scene is around the bend inside the entrance to the park from Merrick Road in Massapequa. The scene below was taken from Merrick Road in the same town.
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  • Back From The Netherlands

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:38 am
    I just returned from a very nice one week stay in the Netherlands.  This wasn’t a photo trip, but I did bring along my small mirrorless camera and managed to take a few shots while touring.  This one is from the walkway on the outside of the Euromast in Rotterdam showing a view towards the Erasmus Bridge. The architecture in Rotterdam was quite interesting and modern (because, unlike Amsterdam, most of the city was destroyed in bombing runs during WW II). Erasmus Bridge Copyright Howard Grill
  • Quick Quotes: Minor White

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:37 am
    “When you approach something to photograph it, first be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence. Then don’t leave until you have captured its essence.” Minor White I ran across this quote and had to write about it because it reminds me very much of my teacher, the late Nancy Rotenberg, and her philosophy about photographing …… that to make a good photograph you must go ‘beyond the handshake’. It is, of course, extremely difficult to capture the essence of a subject, but being still with yourself certainly seems…
  • Inversions

    17 Jul 2014 | 1:57 am
    In my post entitled “Interesting Things Everywhere”, I described how using Photoshop’s invert command converted an abstract image I had made into a much more interesting photograph.  As such, I thought it might prove interesting to try it with my black and white flower images, perhaps one that was particularly abstract appearing. The inversion yielded quite an interesting result with this mum, at least I think so. As a friend of mine pointed out, the inverson seems to really make the spirals far more apparent than in the original, which is below the inversion. I wonder if…
  • A Request

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    Lately I have been rethinking my website options.  A few years back I designed my current website using Dreamweaver in order to creat a site with my own vision.  My idea was to present more than just images……to also present some of the thoughts and ideas behind the projects as well as specific information and stories about each image to allow greater reader ‘involvement’.  However, the downside to this approach is that it is more difficult and requires more time to update in terms of adding new images, removing older ones etc.  In addition it is difficult to keep…
  • Technibition

    5 Jul 2014 | 1:38 am
    Technibition……sure it’s a word.  But I wouldn’t try using it in Scrabble just yet because I just coined the term.  So do your best to make it go viral and don’t forget to attribute it to me! What is technibition?  It is when the various choices made available by technology leads to the ‘paralysis of analysis’.  Perhaps it can best be explained by example.  You are out in the field and presented with a beautiful landscape.  In the old 35mm slide days you found the best composition and took the shot after deciding on the appropriate aperture and…
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    ViewBug Blog

  • Water In Movement Photo Contest Winners

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in this exciting photo contest. Capturing water in movement requires taking into consideration more than a handful of external factors such as unwanted blur, over exposure and other. The gallery gathered an amazing collection of great examples of how to successfully achieve these shots, be sure to get inspired by browsing the submissions. A special thanks to the photographers that voted for their favorite shots and to friend and professional photographer Justin Reznick for making this photo contest possible. Congratulations Grand…
  • Aperture Photo Contest Finalists

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their entries in this 101 photography series photo contest. This contest was about showing photos with the correct aperture. ”In photography, exposure is the amount of light per unit area (the image plane illuminance times the exposure time) reaching a photographic film, as determined by shutter speed, lens aperture and scene luminance. In digital photography “film” is substituted with “sensor”. Exposure is measured in lux seconds, and can be computed from exposure value (EV) and scene luminance in a specified…
  • Rooftops Photo Contest Finalists

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their rooftop photos in the photo competition, there were some amazing and creative shots. A big thank you to guest judges Wendy and Tyler. A few years ago they sold their belongings and gave up our former professions to take photos of families while traveling the world. Their journeys have been overwhelmingly rewarding, despite having their camping gear stolen in Costa Rica and accusations of drug trafficking in New Zealand. They bring their two kids along with them, and their homeschooling includes visiting sites, trying ethnic foods (Japan…
  • Flock Of Birds Photo Contest Winners!

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in the photo contest that we ran in collaboration with Chirping Central. Mary Rose is passionate about birds. This summer she will be rowing solo, across the Pacific Ocean, to bring awareness to avian conservancy, and raise money to help save them. She has entered The Great Pacific Race, departing from Monterey Bay, CA on June 7th, and rowing to Honolulu HI, over the following 90 days….No motors, or sails, she will be doing this single-handedly for her cause. She believes “Extinction is Optional”, and is doing her…
  • Sky At Night Photo Contest Winners!

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing the amazing captures we can get from the sky at night in this photo contest. We are truly impressed with the volume of submissions and more importantly with the quality of these. Having a sharp image that is not too grainy which displays night related images is not always easily accomplished, but the gallery in this competition gathered a collection of successful (and many more than successful) captures. Be sure to browse all the submissions and get ideas for the next interesting landscape that presents to you at night. A…
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*

  • Announcing… 30 Days to Better Food Photos – 2014 Edition

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

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

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

    16 Jun 2014 | 4:57 am
    Did you attend this three day food photography workshop organized by CreativeLive? Diane and Todd shared amazing number of insights in this workshop. We learned everything from styling boring food like chilli/curry to photographing in restaurant. They shared with us how to use light for better food photos. In this post, we share some lessons we learned from this workshop. 5 Senses of Food Photography That You Should Capture Diane and Todd talked about 5 senses of food photography. Each time you take a food photograph capturing these senses in your food photograph will create more impact in…
  • FREE 3-Day Food Photography Workshop !! Once Again

    4 Jun 2014 | 4:02 am
    Upcoming Food Photography Workshop Do you want to attend a FREE 3-Day Workshop and learn about telling food stories with your camera? Do you want to learn how to capture food stories on location? In a restaurant? Do you want to learn about business of food photography? If you said Yes to any one of these, we’ve got a great new for you. Few days back we shared with LFP Insiders and our Facebook Page lovers about this 3-Day Food Photography Workshop, which will be help online. In this post, read more about it, what will be covered and how to participate. Diane Cu and Todd Porter from…
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    Jim Brandenburg

  • Pic of the Week: Aurora Borealis, Lake Superior

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

    Jayne H
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
     "If this isn't life!"~ MilliBrandenburg GalleryNotes on Cape Buffalo and Glossy Starling from Jim Brandenburg:"I was on assignment in Kenya for National Geographic Magazine when I happened upon this scene. My story was Rhinos but this moment electrified me. I still remember the feeling, a rare moment in my photographic career, when many compelling elements converged. The delicate rain fell upon a colorful Glossy Starling as it sat nonchalantly in a thorn tree in the foreground of one of Africa's most dangerous animals. The Cape Buffalo kills more people each year than lions - no gentle…
  • Pic of the Week: Heron, Pine, Fog

    Jayne H
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    There is so much to love about this image. The beautiful composition, the unexpectedness of the heron atop the spruce, the stately leaning white pine, the softening fog - simply elegant.~DianeBrandenburg GalleryRavenwood StudiosNotes on Heron, Pine, Fog from Jim Brandenburg:"Most people put their camera away in the fog or bad weather. I see it as an opportunity to create an emotional atmosphere. In this case, the fog brought a simplifying effect - acting like a seamless studio backdrop, allowing the subject to stand out from its surroundings.I was shooting the 90 days of summer (which became…
  • Pic of the Week: Catching Snails

    Jayne H
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Although Jim made this image years ago, it wasn't until recently that I discovered it. In terms of color and composition, it was unlike any of his other work. Travel through Jim's work is common- this is one of the first pieces that really transported me.~JayneBrandenburg GalleryRavenwood StudiosNotes on Catching Snails from Jim Brandenburg:"This image was shot on assignment for National Geographic during the Cold War era in the early 80's so it was rare for Americans to roam about, although I did have constant 'babysitters'. It was also at the end of the Chinese Cultural Revolution after…
  • Pic of the Week: Dragonfly and Bluestem

    Jayne H
    4 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    These patriotic predators have finally returned to the northland- just in time for the 4th of July! They fly ahead of me as I walk down the trails, buzzing around, protecting me from the tormenting mosquitoes. I hope that your picnics, parades, and parties are attended by these beautiful creatures!"~MarciaBrandenburg GalleryRavenwood StudiosPic of the Week (July 4, 2014): P639 Dragonfly and BluestemPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Purchase…
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    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog

  • Comparing the Fuji X Cameras. Which one is Right For You?

    Dan Bailey
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    In just a few short years, Fujifilm has built an impressive camera system from the ground up. Starting with the introduction of the X100, which they launched in September 2010, they’ve since expanded their lineup to include a number of highly advanced interchangeable and fixed … Continue reading →
  • Get Sharper Fuji RAW Files with Capture One Pro 7

    Dan Bailey
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    I‘ve been using the Fuji X-T1 almost exclusively for most of 2014. During that time, I’ve been in love with how well it has performed in every shooting application that I’ve throw at it. The X-T1 tracks moving subjects with surprising … Continue reading →
  • 3 Bestselling Portable Hard Drives

    Dan Bailey
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    Small portable hard drives are considered essential tools for any photographer today. Combined with the slim size and high storage capacity that the latest drives feature, they fill a number of important functions for shooters of all styles. A small USB drive … Continue reading →
  • My Early Years: Curt Lyons Rock Climbing at Vedauwoo

    Dan Bailey
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Life was good in the summer of 1996. I had a pretty cush day job scanning photos at a Kodak PhotoCD lab, and I spent just about every afternoon and weekend rock climbing around Colorado and Wyoming. Still a few … Continue reading →
  • The Art of Bikepacking Presentation, July 16 in Anchorage

    Dan Bailey
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Tomorrow evening, Wednesday July 16 at 7PM, I’ll be taking part in a presentation called The Art of Bikepacking. The event will be hosted at the Bicycle Shop on Dimond Blvd., here in Anchorage, Alaska, and it will feature a … Continue reading →
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    burn magazine

  • A Letter From David…

    burn magazine
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    Photo ©Michael Loyd Young Ahhh, after a whirlwind spring and early summer, I am finally at home for a bit.  Summertime is exactly that, and for sure we all need a break at times. In this summertime spirit, we are going to extend the deadline for the Emerging Photographer Fund grant of $10,000 to September 02, 2014.  Our original deadline for the EPF/Magnum Foundation Grant was July 31, 2014. This is an extension of 4 weeks – all of August. We are receiving a lot of requests to extend it for one or two days, one week… No point to do that, so let’s have a real…
  • This is Luis.

    burn magazine
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    This is Luis. He is a painter that invited me to have a tea in his studio and take a photograph of him. Before taking the photo, we talked about his passions. He loves plants and books and spends part of the year in the country side where he has a house full of plants and books… Photo by @ana_yturralde for BurnDiary. #portrait #books #window #burndiary
  • Flashy Shoes

    burn magazine
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
    I met a well-known performer on the street wearing flashy shoes. We talked for some minutes and then he said: “This performance is just for you”: he took a chalk from his pocket and drew a heart on the floor. Just for me. Photo by @ana_yturralde for @burndiary. #performer #shoe #performance #chalkheart #heart #street #burndiary
  • Summer rain. Family reunion Carolina

    burn magazine
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:32 am
  • KafCafé

    burn magazine
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:29 am
    “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly” – Franz Kafka Just passed by a cafe-bar called KafCafé dedicated to the writer Kafka. All its walls are covered with bookcases and you can read any book while having a drink or listening to music. “Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old” – Franz Kafka. Photo by @ana_yturralde for@burndiary. #kafka #burndiary #throughtheglassFollow  
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    1000 Words Photography Magazine Blog

  • Rebecoming, The Other European Travellers @ Flowers Gallery, London 10 September-10 October

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    RebecomingThe Other European TravellersFlowers Gallery, London. 10 September-10 October 2014Virglio Ferreira, Henrik Malmstrm, Tereza Zelenkova and Lucy Levene Curated by Tim Clark, 1000 WordsVirgílio Ferreira, Being and Becoming, 2013. Injet print on cotton fine art paper, 70 x 47 cm.1000 Words is delighted to announce a group exhibition featuring the four winners of the inaugural 1000 Words Award at Flowers Gallery, London this September.Rebecoming brings together newly commissioned works from four artists Virglio Ferreira, Henrik Malmstrm, Tereza Zelenkova and Lucy Levene. Focusing on…
  • Sean O’Hagan: “If you don’t annoy some people some of the time, you’re not doing your job properly!”

    28 May 2014 | 4:26 am
    In the first of a new series of interviews with members of the international photography community - writers, curators, collectors, gallerists, picture editors and so on - Federica Chiocchetti of the forthcoming Photocaptionist speaks to The Guardian’s photography critic of 10 years Sean O’Hagan. They discuss conceptions of ‘good’ writing on photography, how he discovers new talent, and which British photographers he feels have been underemphasised by UK photographic institutions.Federica Chiocchetti: Could you tell us a little bit about your background prior…
  • Portfolio reviews at Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    © Ian Willms, from the series The Road to Nowhere, 2012-13. Winner of the 2013 Portfolio Reviews Exhibition Award.Just a heads up to our readers in Canada. On Sunday 4 and Monday 5 May, our Editor in Chief Tim Clark will be participating alongside a whole host of curators and directors, publishers and photo editors who have been brought together for two days during Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto, Canada to do reviews for established and emerging artists, with a focus on documentary, photojournalism or photo-based art practices.This is an important event for artists…
  • 1000 Words Workshop with JH Engström in Marseille, 13-17 July 2014

    3 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am
    *04.06.14:THERE ARE STILL TWO PLACES AVAILABLE-APPLY NOW!*1000 Words is delighted to announce a workshop with internationally renowned Swedish photographer, JH Engström. The workshop will take place between 13-17 July 2014 in the port city of Marseille, immediately after the opening week of Les Rencontres d’Arles.Marseille is France’s second largest city. Located on the southern coast, it is a wonderfully exciting and vibrant metropolis alive with a heady mix of cultures, nightlife and Mediterranean verve. During 2013 it served as the European City of Culture. An…
  • Maciej Pestka

    26 Mar 2014 | 8:30 am
    All images © Maciej PestkaBrad Feuerhelm rubs shoulders with Maciej Pestka’s self-published photobook The Life of Psy and gets a glimpse into a hilarious case of mistaken identity. Maciej Pestka’s The Life of Psy is a brilliant navigation between the borders of fame, photography, and the complexities of credence sought through images. During Barcelona Fashion Week in 2013, Korean-born, French-raised Dennis Carre attended a whole host of parties and events in which people throughout the fashion and beauty industry wrongly identified him as K-Pop singer, Psy of ‘Gangnam…
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    My Oregon Photography

  • Photos Of A Hotel In Lincoln City Oregon

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    In a previous post 7/29, I featured photos of the Historic Anchor Inn in Lincoln City, Oregon. I didn't include all of them in the post.This is a very special place and, if you ever come to the Oregon Coast I would highly recommend that you visit them. It is chuck full of 40's memorabilia and other cool things. There is not a square inch that isn't decorated in some cool fashion.The people that run it are neat folks and, go out of their way to make you comfortable.If you are looking for a stuffy motel or hotel this ain't it! If you are looking for a fun place to stay...well?Here are some more…
  • Historic Anchor Hotel Lincoln City Oregon

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    If you are looking for a cool place to stay on the Central Oregon Coast, look no further than the "Historic Anchor Hotel" in Lincoln City (Taft District), Oregon.My wife and I have driven by this place, I don't know how many times, and have never stopped. Well, we finally did and we are super glad we did!We didn't stay overnight because we live a short distance away in Newport. But, we heard about how neat of a place it is and, so we decided to visit late morning. And, we were treated like royalty with a first-class tour of the place. Hey! Most beach places are  booked solid this time of…
  • Newport Walking Club

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Had a nice walk with the Newport, Oregon Walking Club last Monday, July 14th. We started at a parking lot at the Oregon Coast Aquarium and walked to the Idaho Point Marina and back.The Marina is located on the south side of Yaquina Bay (South Beach). It was a 5K walk.Below, is a portion of the intrepid who made the walk and is the end of the hike. There is a lot of cool scenery on the way. Boring it was not! You walk right by Aquarium Village so I had to throw that in.Newport Walking ClubIdaho Point MarinaYaquina BayFishtails At Aquarium Village - A Cool Place To Eat!Aquarium VillageAquarium…
  • Yaquina Bay Charters

    18 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    On Wednesday, July 16th got to go fishing and crabbing with Yaquina Bay Charters. We went specifically for Coho Salmon and Dungeness Crab.These are not bad things to go after...price out salmon and crab in whatever order.We didn't have, what you would call a banner day. Out of ten folks fishing for Coho there were only six keepers...there were a bunch more fish caught and thrown back. We were only allowed to catch hatchery fish and, no wild ones according to Fish and Game Rules.Crabbing-wise, we hauled in a bunch, but only legal sized males. We ended up with fourteen keepers.This is not to…
  • South Beach Fish Market

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    South Beach Fish Market is on Highway 101 in Newport, Oregon. It's a combo seafood market, restaurant and mini-market.My wife and I decided to go there for lunch. Since my wife and I live in Newport, we can say this is were the locals go to eat.My wife ordered Halibut Fish and Chips and I ordered the Captain's Platter...$13.50 and $14.50, respectively.  We were both very pleased with our food. It was well prepared and, there was plenty of it.The food comes in a paper container with plastic forks. This keeps the cost down. Price out a pound of Halibut and you'll know why. Elsewhere, if…
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    ezprints Blog

  • Canon’s ‘something BIG’ is… a photography competition. Oh well.

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Canon’s ‘something BIG’ is… a photography competition. Oh well. is a post from: ezprints Blog Just when Canon India had us all excited… it looks like the company’s ‘something BIG is coming’ teaser was referring to a competition. ‘Photomarathon India’ is open for registration from August 5th, and prizes include a trip to Japan, worth $ 5000. This is great news for Indian photographers, but likely to disappoint those of us hoping that ‘something BIG’ might refer to new hardware. Oh well.  click below to read the full…
  • What The Duck #1330

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:09 pm
    What The Duck #1330 is a post from: ezprints Blog We’ve come to the end of another week here at dpreview, and as our thoughts drift to weekend shooting opportunities, it’s time to take things a little less seriously. Aaron Johnson’s comic strip ‘What the Duck’ is just the thing, taking a gently satirical look through the lens of a photographically inclined waterfowl. You can find it published here (and in our newsletter) every week; we hope you enjoy it, and your weekend. click below to read the full original post by the authorArticles: Digital…
  • Basic Tips On Using Aperture Creatively In Portraits

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Basic Tips On Using Aperture Creatively In Portraits is a post from: ezprints Blog Here are some top tips for using apertures to create great portraits. click below to read the full original post by the authorePHOTOzine
  • Plustek USA Announces New Instant Rebate Programme

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Plustek USA Announces New Instant Rebate Programme is a post from: ezprints Blog Plustek USA has launched a new instant rebate programme for selected scanners. Read more and comment » click below to read the full original post by the authorPhotography Blog – News
  • 31 Techniques You Must Try In August 2014

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    31 Techniques You Must Try In August 2014 is a post from: ezprints Blog Here’s August’s Photo Month where you’ll find hint, tips, ideas and more to improve your photography click below to read the full original post by the authorePHOTOzine
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    Quotidian Photography by Jessica

  • Peach Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

    Jessica Mironov
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I'm on Pinterest. I don't know that I've ever mentioned that before here, not of course that I really needed to. If you're interested in looking at my boards or following me (mostly I just pin photos I love to remind me of moods or poses I want to replicate, or recipes I want to try) you can find me here. However, if you'd been following me recently you'd notice a theme: I've been pinning popsicles like crazy for the past few weeks.It's a bit of an obsession, actually, and it even led me to purchase a popsicle mold (this one, if you're interested, not that it's necessarily the best one, but…
  • Jessica and Mark - Baker Beach Anniversary Photography

    Jessica Mironov
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Jessica and Mark came to San Francisco to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary, and wanted some photos on the beach to commemorate their time here. They came all the way from Missouri, and they were some of the most fun clients I have ever photographed, also they had their color-coordinated outfits down! (I love green.)I also love it when clients aren't afraid to get a little sandy, wet, or dirty - it makes for better, more fun photographs! Jessica and Mark were willing to put their toes in the Pacific for the sake of photographs, yet more proof of their awesomeness if any were needed.I…
  • Happy Caturday!

    Jessica Mironov
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    Actually, not just cats today. I have a menagerie for you: some cats, yes, but also a few guinea pigs and bunnies. Enjoy the fluffiness!This pretty gray dude is Romeo. I kept wanting to quote Shakespeare to him while I was photographing him, but we weren't alone together so I restrained myself.Guinea pigs! Fun fact: I am totally allergic to guinea pigs. I only recently figured this out. They make me sneeze like crazy, and if I hold them I get hives. Which is all too bad, because they really are cute and sweet.Two side views, same guinea pig.Loved this sweet guy! He was a little skittish at…
  • Film Friday - The Dogs of Summer

    Jessica Mironov
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:09 pm
    A few shots from a weekend in Tahoe a couple of weeks ago with all the family dogs (none of which are ours, we're sticking to cats for now!)
  • Experimenting with Double Exposures

    Jessica Mironov
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    A couple of double exposures (in Photoshop) from a recent wedding. I have to say, I've never really been enamored of double exposures, but I think that's because I usually see them in color and then it seems like there is way too much going on. In black and white I'm intrigued by the possibilities to tell a wider story than one image can usually tell.What do you think? Double exposures, yea or nay?
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    Faded + Blurred

  • Gorgeous Visualizations Of Athletes In Motion: Felix Deimann [Q&A]

    Jeffery Saddoris
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    If you have watched any sort of behind the scenes footage of CG-heavy films like The Avengers or the recently released Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, or games like The Last of Us (possibly my favorite game ever), you have no doubt seen actors clad in black leotards dotted with dozens of tiny spheres. Over the last decade or so, real-time motion capture (also called performance capture) has become a staple for filmmakers and game designers who need to breathe realistic movement into their digital creations. Long before computers were used to record human motion, it was being done by hand…
  • On Taking Pictures #118: Savings Bond of Memories

    Jeffery Saddoris
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:04 pm
    This week, we talk about photographs as a sort of time machine and how often embarrassing snapshots over time become the things you treasure most. Also, should the arts be co-opted by academia or is getting out and doing the work the way to go? How would you feel being famous for only shooting one person? It’s something we discuss around our Photographer of the Week, Milton Greene.   Show Home on   Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast RSS Feed Show Notes This week’s assignment on the On Taking Pictures Google+…
  • A Life In Pictures: Douglas Kirkland [Review]

    Jeffery Saddoris
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:12 pm
    “I always considered, with every shoot, I was on trial; every time I pick up my camera and start out on the relationship, I am at degree zero. There is no coasting.” -Douglas Kirkland Over the next 60 seconds, more than 30,000 photos will be uploaded to Instagram – that’s roughly 500 images every second of every day – and the numbers are increasing. In fact, some estimates suggest that more photos are being taken every day than were taken cumulatively in the first 100 years of photography. With everything being photographed, how is anything special? How do you spend a…
  • Five For Friday #119

    Nicole Rae
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:53 pm
    “Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating.” – John Cleese Robin Wight was inspired to create these fantastical wire fairy sculptures after trying out a new camera in his garden. He saw what appeared to be a figure in the tree. Although he knew it was a trick of the light (because, as he says, what else could it be), he says it “captured my imagination and inspired me to use the idea in my sculpture.” They are just magical.  [via Twisted Sifter] Dalton Portella’s series Perfect Storm captures the intense power of nature through dark and dramatic…
  • Scene Of The Crime: Scott Grummett

    Jeffery Saddoris
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    Earlier this year, we got the opportunity to once again attend Paris Photo on the Paramount Pictures backlot. If you love photography, I simply can’t recommend it enough – the show offers a wonderful cross-section of the world of fine art photography. In fact, though I’ve only been twice (it’s only been held here twice), it has become the one show that I really look forward to seeing. In addition to work by many of my photographic heroes (I’m talking to you Crewdson), one exhibition that was particularly fascinating was Unedited! The LAPD Photo Archives, a…
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    Outdoor Photo Gear

  • Top 10 Rules of Travel Photography

    Clay Cook
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Top 10 Rules of Travel Photography A lot of my work involves traveling to foreign countries and living in remote places. My job is to become invisible and get close to people and wildlife, so I can bring their stories to life. It’s no different being in my home state of Montana than it is being in a country ten thousand miles away. For me, the intimate moments always matter the most. Photography has been my passport to meeting people, learning, and experiencing new cultures. I want to talk about the methods and sensibilities I use to bring back powerful, story-telling images without getting…
  • 10 Tips for Photographing Meteor Showers

    Andy Williams
    20 May 2014 | 7:30 am
    By Muench Workshops Pro Thomas O’Brien Photographing a meteor shower is more like photographing a time-lapse than traditional still photos. You can never anticipate where or when a meteor is going to streak across the sky. In order to catch them you have to set up and take as many photos as you can throughout the night with a wide angle lens on the camera. If you leave the camera in the same position you can use the resulting images for a short time-lapse clip in addition to the still images you can capture. On May 24, 2014 and through Memorial Day weekend, we are about to pass through…
  • Induro Grand Series Product Review

    Maxis Gamez
    16 May 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Make Way GITZO… Induro introduces the Grand Series of tripods! A new chapter has begun for nature photographers around the world. Induro Grand Series of tripods are for those seeking the highest level of stability, durability, rock solid performance and affordability. As Induro CT-414 carbon fiber tripod user, this announcement brings excitement! Let’s begin. Key features: 8X Carbon Fiber Lightweight Newly designed Spider Flat-Top Plate No center column Accepts other Induro Accessories including a leveling base Ratchet style top-plate locking lever Three independent leg positions…
  • Lightroom Mobile, How Practical Is It?

    Gary J. Barragan | Photography - Blog
    8 May 2014 | 3:27 am
      A few weeks ago, Adobe delighted the photography world with Lightroom Mobile. Having been introduced to a new tool for my digital darkroom I rushed to download the app to my iPad 4 and update my LR cloud to v.5.4.  Much to my delight, this initial process was pretty smooth and went fairly quick, so within about 30 minutes I was creating new “test” collections and syncing them to the iPad. Now I’m sure we’ve all, at one time or another, dealt with syncing information with various devices and the frustrations that come along with it… but let me tell you, this process is seamless.
  • A Simple But Powerful Exercise For Any Landscape Photographer

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    In my last post, I shared photographer David Ward’s take on making evocative images; how we should do more than just describe the landscape. We need to let others see what we think about a place, subject, or a moment in time. How to go about doing this leads to all sorts of questions, including whether it’s possible in a single photograph. Perhaps an approach that considers our mindset, goals, and what we bring to this creative process is worth considering. Connection and Instincts One of the things I slowly realized when I started photographing the landscape was that there was an…
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    Photography Life

  • 6 Simple and Useful Tricks for Nikon DSLRs

    John Bosley
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Our perception of any piece of technology is greatly influenced by it’s ease of use and overall user experience. For example, when I bought my first DSLR, my decision came down to Canon vs Nikon. I tried Sony, Pentax and Olympus and didn’t like them for one reason or another, but I knew that I could be happy shooting with either Canon or Nikon. How did I finally end up making my decision? The menu system. I preferred Nikon’s menus and navigation over Canon’s, so I bought a D40. Now, eight years and tens of thousands of dollars later, I’m still a Nikon guy, all…
  • Zack Arias on Full-Frame vs APS-C Debate

    Romanas Naryškin
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    A well-known editorial photographer Zack Arias recently touched a very sensitive subject, one that always spawns heated debates. In his entertaining video, he expressed his opinion on the full-frame vs APS-C sensor debate and we must say he made a lot of good points. Zack openly states on his website that he is not paid or sponsored by Fuji to advertise their cameras, and yet you might get the impression that this particular video is in fact an advertisement. Ignore that feeling, whether Zack is working for Fujifilm or not does not matter in this case. He talks about Fuji because it’s…
  • Lightroom 5.6 and Camera RAW 8.6 Updates Available

    Nasim Mansurov
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:16 am
    Adobe rolled out a bunch of updates today to its Creative Cloud platform, including updates to Adobe Photoshop CC, CC 2014, Bridge, Lightroom and Camera RAW. Lightroom has been updated to stable 5.6 version, along with Adobe Camera RAW 5.6. These updates include a number of bugfixes, along with RAW support for the new Nikon D810, Panasonic Lumix AG-GH4 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 cameras. A number of lenses have also been added to this release, including the new Canon EF-S 10-18mm IS and EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lenses and a number of Sony Alpha lenses.Camera and Lens SupportHere is the list…
  • Oben CC-2491 Tripod Kit Review

    Thomas Stirr
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:27 pm
    While I do a fair amount of still photography, the majority of my client work is shooting video with my DSLR and mirrorless cameras. When buying tripods and heads I need to consider their functionality from both perspectives. As I recently added a camera jib to my video equipment arsenal, I started seriously considering a heavier capacity tripod and head. My current tripods, which are capacity rated to 17.6 lbs. (8.8 Kg), were falling a bit short in terms of providing the degree of stability that I need when shooting video. And, my existing fluid video head wasn’t quite able to provide the…
  • Camera for Family Needs – Which Way to Go?

    Romanas Naryškin
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Even though this topic has been touched on numerous occasions, I still get asked this one question rather often – which camera to buy? For someone who’s into photography, it is a very vague question. Almost impossible to answer without additional context as it spawns a number of followup questions – what are you planning to photograph? Are you going to invest more into the system? What lenses would you like to own? Are you planning to take up photography professionally? And for a beginner to be able to answer all these questions in return requires a certain amount of…
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    Photo Infos

  • Hasselblad launches new CFV-50c CMOS back for V System photographers

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Hasselblad is set to launch a new 'back to the future' CMOS sensor-based digital back, targeting its legions of dedicated V System photographers worldwide.The new CFV-50c, which will have an €11,000 price tag, is engineered to work on almost every V camera made by the company since 1957.The state-of-the-art back boasts the same feature-rich functionality and performance level as the acclaimed H5D-50c camera, providing V System users with a unique opportunity to benefit from latest digital capture technology, including outstanding ISO capability.The announcement comes as Hasselblad underpins…
  • Adobe Lightroom Mobile Brings Professional-Class Photo Tools To iPad

    2 May 2014 | 9:23 am
    Creative Cloud Photography Program Now Includes Photoshop, Lightroom and Lightroom Mobile for $9.99 per Month; Seamlessly Syncs Edits Between Mobile and Desktop SAN JOSE, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) today announced the availability of Lightroom mobile, a companion app to Lightroom desktop software, only available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. The new Lightroom mobile app brings powerful Lightroom tools to the iPad, delivering photography essentials – such as non-destructive processing of files – and utilizing new Smart Preview technologies to free…
  • Perfectly Clear makes exclusive deal with Sony to feature its App for Android on Xperia devices

    6 Feb 2014 | 5:46 am
    Award-winning image correction technology will include Noise Removal Correction available only to Sony users for a limited timeCALGARY, Alberta, Canada – February 4, 2014 – Athentech Imaging Inc (“Athentech”) is pleased to announce that Sony has selected its Perfectly Clear® App for Android to be featured on XperiaTM smartphones and tablets. The deal includes offering exclusive access to Perfectly Clear’s Noise Removal Correction, which will be available only to Sony users for a limited time.Having launched a new plug-in architecture on its latest devices, Sony will feature…
  • Liphar Magazine

    6 Feb 2014 | 5:35 am
    January 2014 - Brisbane, Australia - Liphar (pronounced Lifer) Magazine is proud to announce the launch of its first issue. A new and exciting on-line magazine with a theme dedicated to Literature, Photography and Art. Key elements will include sourcing articles about literature, photography and art as promotion on Social Media and blogs for writing tools, publishing, photography tips, art and current trends. There will also be regular columnists, thought provoking articles, informative interviews and general information. "We're excited to bring a fresh voice that appeals to everyone who…
  • THE WORLD’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHS International Loupe Awards 2013

    26 Jan 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melbourne, Australia - Now in its fifth year, the International Loupe Awards 2014 has ridden a wild wave of debate and controversy, with heated discourse over the subjectivity of competition judging and category definitions raging right up to the announcement of the overall Open & Amateur Award Winners on Friday 20th December: Mark Carter from New Zealand (Open Award) and Lori Cicchini from Australia (Amateur Award).Notably, in a competition that featured 22 judges from 11 different countries – assessing 4,468 photographs from 1,060 different entrants from 78 countries – the…
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    Nature and Wildlife Photography

  • Maine Osprey Video - Fishing 2014

    20 Jul 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Here are a couple of quick video clips of an osprey fishing, and then a handful of still images of osprey flying, splashing and carrying fish ;)Original content posted at / Jon
  • Osprey in Maine Spring 2014

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:33 pm
    After much searching, a spot we thought wasn't working for osprey fishing, was indeed working...  taken near Portland Maine.Just recovered from the splashdown and fish, starting to flap Starting to flap A nice lift-off. Original content posted at / Jon
  • Maryland Osprey 2014

    5 Jul 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Maryland Osprey Mom and Chick...This is my favorite nest/pair.  They are so used to people being around due to the high traffic, but it is a private area and there are no other photographers.Here are a couple photos from the years past.Original content posted at / Jon
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    2 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Happy Birthday America!The above photo was shot from below the Carillon, to the south of the Iwo Jima Memorial in Virginia.Here's a post about my fireworks experience a few years ago: dc-fireworks-july-4th-2010.htmlOriginal content posted at / Jon
  • FoCal - Focus Adjustments on D4 part 1

    14 Nov 2013 | 4:08 pm
     As with just about any nature/wildlife/bird photographer I am always hoping/trying for better focus.  I've tuned many of my camera+lens combos using the AF-Fine Tune / Manual Adjustment.  I've tried using a big printed Sign as a target as well as a printed target positioned at an angle.A couple weeks ago I bought FoCal (on the recommendation of Andy), the computer assisted focus tuning software.  In a nutshell, you connect the camera to a laptop running this software, setup a test target for shooting, and then with the software (sometimes plus some manual intervention…
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    Jasmine Star Photography Blog

  • La Jolla Engagement : Ali + Ben

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:49 pm
    She was a La Jolla, California transplant, by way of Canada. Ali left for college in the United States on a full-ride golf scholarship, and later decided to pursue her doctoral studies in Southern California. With her heart set on ocean views, Ali settled for a home just a few blocks from the water and set out to make friends. But, how? She stared out her front door at Bird Rock Surf Shop, walked across the street, and inquired about taking surf lessons. Ben looked up as a beautiful girl walked into his store. She smiled and asked if she could enroll for surf lessons. Surf lessons, right.
  • Guelph, Canada Wedding : Daniela+Brady

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Their hometown is small--located just outside Toronto, Canada--but the love they share is big. Like, Italian big. So big the wedding day love was felt, seen, and smelled as soon as someone walked into room, like a plume of sweet smoke. Daniela's sisters rushed from various suites in the Bed&Breakfast, preparing her wedding dress and laying out the accompanying details. This day, Daniela and Brady's wedding, was years in the making and they were determined it shined of perfection. And sisterly devotion. Brady unfurled his custom suit from the closet, but before everything was organized on the…
  • Prioritizing My Work Day

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    I decided to stop what I was doing and write. Because, well, I've been reading an amazing book lately and it held a mirror up to my work life and I didn't like what I saw. Honestly, as a creative, I've fallen into a rut of prioritizing the 'urgent' instead of the important. I put quotes around 'urgent' because most of what I think is urgent, isn't. Email, uploads, updates. The important creative aspects to what I do--photographing, writing, breathing, reading--somehow got tangled in late-afternoon attempts at productivity. When I started paying attention, I realized my most healthy work hours…
  • Avoiding Green Casts in Shaded Photos

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Dear Jasmine, I'm writing today more specifically about a post-production issue I've been facing. I've noticed that no matter how wooded a location you use for a shoot, your final photos never appear to carry that dreaded green skin cast that's so difficult to remove, even in Photoshop. I know you outsource your post production, and that may have something to do with it, but I must ask: do you have strategies for avoiding such casts when the situation mandates that you shoot under trees? And, in cases when you are coping with green casts, how do you best color correct them? Sincerely, Green…
  • Who I Am Today

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:56 am
    She scrolled through her phone, found the picture she was looking for, then handed it to me. It asked: Are you the same person you were a year ago? I leaned my head on the back of my chair and said No with my eyes closed. I am so incredibly different than who I was a year ago it's staggering, so different I couldn't even look her in the face. I moved into a new home, rebranded my business, and--this was where things got ugly--had a cataclysmic jolt in the photo industry. It was the best/worst year of my career. There were so many dark days I didn't think I'd ever come up for air, days when…
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    Views Infinitum

  • View 336: Street Hockey Kids

    Scott Thomas Photography
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Goalie set to defend his team’s goal at the Street Crunch game outside the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/200s, f/7.1, ISO 200, EV o, 38mm focal length. I went down to photograph the 2014 Syracuse Crunch Summer Street Crunch Series game last Saturday morning.  For four Saturday’s over the summer, the Crunch are setting up a street hockey rink on Montgomery Street just outside the Onondaga County War Memorial Arena. The players are ages from 5 to 14 and had a ball (get it?) playing on a street in the City of…
  • Mid-Day Waterfall Photography

    Scott Thomas Photography
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    I hiked out to Taughannock Falls in the middle of the day with the idea of getting a long exposure photo of the falls.  Sounds crazy but I did have a plan. Upon arriving, I set up the Nikon D700 camera and Nikon 24-120mm f/4 VR FX Lens on a tripod and used Aperture mode set to f/16.  This gave me a shutter speed of 1/60th of a second at ISO 200. Taughannock Falls at 1:19PM on a summer’s day. Nikon D700/24-120VR, 1/60s, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 24mm focal length, tripod. At this shutter speed, you can see all the people walking on the rocks in the creek and up by Taughannock Falls.
  • View 335: Syracuse Night Photography Tour

    Scott Thomas Photography
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Statue of Ben Franklin in Franklin Square Park in Syracuse, New York was the start of the Syracuse at Night Teaching Tour on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Nikon D700/Sigma 15mm, 30s, f/8, ISO 200, EV 0, tripod. I am a member of two online and local photography Meetup groups.  One, the Syracuse Photographers Association, is an invitation only (just ask!) group which has an active forum and meets regularly for social and photography reasons. The other, Syracuse Area Photography Classes, is run by local photographer Phil Spitze who teaches classes for people wanting to learn how to use their…
  • View 334: The Stanley Cup

    Scott Thomas Photography
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Fans of the Stanley Cup show their appreciation during the viewing event at Cass Park Ice Rink in Ithaca, New York on July 5, 2014. Nikon D700/24-120VR, 1/200s, f/5.6, ISO 3200, EV 0, 120mm focal length, cropped, flash. Is it possible to have a love affair with a sports trophy? Fans of the NHL sure do have an attachment to the Stanley Cup, the league’s championship trophy.  LA Kings Captain and Ithaca native Dustin Brown brought the Stanley Cup to a viewing event at Cass Park Ice Rink in Ithaca, New York on July 5, 2014. Dustin Brown is a two time winner of the Stanley Cup as the LA…
  • View 333: Fireworks Season

    Scott Thomas Photography
    7 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    The days leading up to and after the July 4th holiday in the United States of America is, what I call, Fireworks Season. Cities, towns and villages big and small celebrate the birth of their country with patriotic displays featuring fireworks. I attended the following shows over the last couple of weeks. The City of Syracuse decided to combine their annual July 4th Fireworks show with the Syracuse Chiefs AAA baseball team.  The city bought out the general admission seating at the NBT Bank Stadium and gave the tickets away to anyone who wanted them.  This amounted to the first Sold Out game…
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  • Roadmap for fujifilm X mount lenses

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

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Black and white presets for Lightroom 4 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…
  • Best Boudoir photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    Thumbnail photography is under CC license. Author : Wiiart All photography below are copyrighted by their authors – Click on photos to see each license.  Boudoir photography The term “boudoir” may also be ascribed to a genre of photography. Boudoir photography is not generally a new concept and numerous examples including ones of Kathleen Meyers, Clara Bow, Mae West and Jean Harlow photographed in a boudoir style. Typically shot in a photographer’s studio or luxury hotel suites, it has become fashionable to create a set of sensual or…
  • 10 great cathedrals and churches photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    23 Jun 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Churches Photography A church is a building or structure to facilitate worship and the meeting of its members, particularly in Christianity. Originally,Jewish Christians met in synagogues, such as the Cenacle, and in one another’s homes, known as house churches. As Christianity grew and became more accepted by governments, notably with the Edict of Milan, rooms and, eventually, entire buildings were set aside for the explicit purpose of Christian worship, such as the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Traditional church buildings are often in the…
  • Best of Daisy photos

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    19 Jun 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Daisy photos Asteraceae or Compositae (commonly referred to as the aster, daisy, or sunflower family), are an exceedingly large and widespread family of Angiospermae. The group has more than 23,000 currently accepted species, spread across 1,620 genera and 12 subfamilies. In terms of numbers of species, Asteraceae is rivaled only by Orchidaceae. (Which of the two families is actually larger is unclear, owing to uncertainty about exactly how many species exist in each family). The main feature of the family is the composite flower type in the form of capitula surrounded by involucral…
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    NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA

  • How to get a wedding photographer’s best price

    G.E. Masana
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:46 pm
    SPOILER ALERT: Cool announcement at the end of this post. But read the post ’cause you’re going to learn a real useful tip: You’ve probably noticed wedding photographers prices are across the board. What makes it so whack is that wedding photographers aren’t identical twins. Some are more talented, some are more experienced, some give better customer service, some are more skilled and able, some produce better made items. And other photographers are way low on the totem pole in those departments. The thing all these photographers have in common is their rates reflect…
  • The unforgiveable mistake wedding photographers make on your photos

    G.E. Masana
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
    I recently wrote a post giving a heads up on 17 mistakes photographers make on wedding photos. Know what all those mistakes have in common? Light poles coming out of people’s heads, uneven lighting on faces, cameras aimed at crotches, all that… They’re all **technical** errors. But even if a photographer is technically excellent, there’s still ONE non-technical mistake a lot of them make that ruins your coverage. Namely, when they MISS the best moments. Getting the moment before or the moment after — doesn’t have the same impact. The right exact moment is…
  • Brides: Don’t let this happen to you.

    G.E. Masana
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    She saw her sister’s wedding photos – and they both cried. But not with “happy” tears. Nope. They were shocked by how bad they looked in her wedding photos. What happened? The studio her sister hired sent a photographer they promised was “one of their best!” But as she told me the story it turned out her sister (who was the bride), booked one of those “wedding factories” that do like 800 weddings a year where they show you sample albums and feed you that ol’ sales line about “these are representative of our studio style.” Let…
  • Lands End Wedding | Sayville, Long Island Wedding Photographers

    G.E. Masana
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    Lands End Wedding ceremony: st. agnes cathedral reception: land’s end, sayville ================================================= You May Also Want To Read: All Photographers Looking The Same To You? Get wedding photos that mean more than cookie-cutter shots… [Read More] The post Lands End Wedding | Sayville, Long Island Wedding Photographers appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • Couples Photography

    G.E. Masana
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    Working on my Fine Art Black & White and Ethereal Portrait portfolios for my engagement photography, so here are some recent entries. Got some more ideas I need to try out. Are you engaged? Want to model for my portfolio? Go here: Engagement Giveaway. ================================================= You May Also Want To Read: All Photographers Looking The Same To You? Get wedding photos that mean more than cookie-cutter shots… [Read More] The post Couples Photography appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
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    Italy Wedding Photographer | Rochelle Cheever

  • Puglia Wedding …. Adriatic Sea, Baci and Trulli

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

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

    5 Jul 2014 | 6:27 pm
    This past Spring, I had the pleasure of going Puglia again this  to photograph a destination wedding and also a styled – photo shoot. As usual, I arrived a few days early to discover and scout out locations for light & space. I have been to Puglia several times and this time I primarily stayed at Polignano a Mare as my base and got to know it very well. Polignano  is a seaside gem. A quaint town which seems carved out of a cream-colored limestone cliff. It has narrow white-washed streets, beautiful turquoise doors & windows and charming old churches. This gorgeous old town…
  • Florence 10-Year Vow Renewal

    2 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    Chelseas and BJ, chose Florence to renew their vows and celebrate their 10 -year anniversary. They are high school sweethearts and have two children. Auguri Chelsea & BJ                      
  • A Taste of Florence

    25 Jun 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Florence  is all about art. renaissance, churches and architecture. It is also known as the cradle of Renaissance.  A quaint town with everything within walking distance: The Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Boboli Gardens, Palazzi  along with charming Florentine roads, great restaurants and cafes’. Florence has lovely photographic backdrops :) On a more personal note, Florence is extra special to me as I did part of my M.F.A studies here (Master of Fine Arts). Below are a few images of Florence taken from a recent trip this past spring.              …
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    Learn Food Photography and Food Styling

  • Announcing… 30 Days to Better Food Photos – 2014 Edition

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

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

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

    16 Jun 2014 | 4:57 am
    Did you attend this three day food photography workshop organized by CreativeLive? Diane and Todd shared amazing number of insights in this workshop. We learned everything from styling boring food like chilli/curry to photographing in restaurant. They shared with us how to use light for better food photos. In this post, we share some lessons we learned from this workshop. 5 Senses of Food Photography That You Should Capture Diane and Todd talked about 5 senses of food photography. Each time you take a food photograph capturing these senses in your food photograph will create more impact in…
  • FREE 3-Day Food Photography Workshop !! Once Again

    4 Jun 2014 | 4:02 am
    Upcoming Food Photography Workshop Do you want to attend a FREE 3-Day Workshop and learn about telling food stories with your camera? Do you want to learn how to capture food stories on location? In a restaurant? Do you want to learn about business of food photography? If you said Yes to any one of these, we’ve got a great new for you. Few days back we shared with LFP Insiders and our Facebook Page lovers about this 3-Day Food Photography Workshop, which will be help online. In this post, read more about it, what will be covered and how to participate. Diane Cu and Todd Porter from…
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    Rick Ricozzi Photography Blog

  • Happy 2 WB Stills, Take 2!-NC Photographer

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

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

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

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

    Rick Ricozzi
    9 May 2014 | 5:34 am
    This months Story Of A House article in Salt Magazine featured a really special and unique home. I have had the chance to see and tour many styles of homes, but never had I been inside a geodesic dome dwelling. Until now. When Senior Editor Ashley Wahl informed me that the photo shoot would be of a domed structure I became intrigued and excited. Most of the domed structures I had read about were usually set somewhere in the woods, mountains or even a meadow. You know the setting. Isolated, primitive, even completely off the grid. So when Ashley told me we were photographing one that was…
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  • Sony Announces Slim 10x Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and 20.1MP DSC-W810

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Sony Adds Two New Compact Zoom Cameras to Cyber-shot® Line WX220 model with 10x Zoom plus Wi-Fi; W810 model with 6x Zoom, Easy Operation SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2014 – Sony today has introduced the versatile new DSC-WX220 and DSC-W810 cameras to its compact Cyber-shot line, offering consumers a variety of new ways to capture high-quality images and HD videos on-the-go. Cyber-shot WX220 Camera – Premium power in a compact package The new pocket-sized DSC-WX220 model is extremely slim and compact, yet packs a ton of imaging punch thanks to its 18.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and 10x optical…
  • Northwest International Exhibition of Photography & Washington State Photographers Exhibition: Online Entry Registration by Aug.4, 2014 at 10 PM PT

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:43 pm
    This video presents “Washington State Fair Trailer.” The 74th Northwest InternationaL Exhibition of Photography Washington State Fair Photo Salon, Pavilion • Puyallup, Washington September 5-21, 2014 Superintendent: Eric Bastin, NW International Exhibition Chairman Email: Competitive Exhibits Office: Washington State Fair 110 9th Avenue SW, Puyallup, WA 98371-6811, USA Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am – 4:30 pm Phone: (253) 841-5074 Email: ONLINE ENTRY REGISTRATION DUE on August 4 at 10pm Pacific Time LAST DAY TO RECEIVE ENTRY PACKAGES…
  • Photographic Documentation of “Octomom’s” Tenacity to Brood Eggs for Over Four Years

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:40 pm
    “Octomom” never leaves her eggs unattended. Image extracted from video below. This video presents “Deep-sea octopus invests in future: Longest brooding period ever recorded.” “At the sediment-covered base of a sloping wall in the Monterey Submarine Canyon, off central California, researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have observed a deep-sea octopus brooding its eggs for four and one half years—longer than any other known animal: from May, 2007 to September, 2011, or 53 months. Throughout this time, the female kept the eggs clean…
  • Adorama Deals 2014-07-29

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Adorama Deals: Fujifilm FinePix JZ250 16MP Digital Camera w/ HD Video $59.95 (Regular $119.95) Free Shipping. Expires 8/31 __________________________________________________________________ Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Shoulder Bag for DSLR Camera, Navy/Rust Red $72.50 (Regular $145) Free Shipping. Expires 8/5 __________________________________________________________________ TRENDnet TV-IP651W Wireless PTZ Internet Camera $39 (Regular $59) Free Shipping. Expires 8/3 __________________________________________________________________ Asus VivoTab Smart 10.1″ Windows 8 Tablet PC, Intel…
  • Sigma Canada Photo Contest Announces Winners

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Niagara Winter Blues © Doug Hagardorn Sigma Canada celebrates Canadian photography by awarding Doug Hagardorn of St. Catherines, Ontario and Henry Wong of Vancouver, British Columbia, two grand prize trips to Japan. Both Hagardorn and Wong submitted their photos in the Sigma Canada photo contest that launched in December. Selected from thousands of impressive images, both winners have earned a seven-day, six-night trip for two to Japan. Please join us in congratulating them! The winning photos, which include the monthly regional winners selected by random draw, are posted online at…
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    Batdorff Photography Blog

  • Five tips to overcome your photographer’s block

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

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

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

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

    John Batdorff
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Florence, Italy is a magical destination nestled along side the Arno river. Known for it’s rich history in the arts, as it’s the birthplace of the Renaissance, you can literally feel the creative energy of this city. While Rome is a bustling city center rich in ancient political and religious history, Florence is it’s better looking, laid back, artsy sister. It has been called one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and that is so true. While I don’t claim to have seen the world, I can still say with certainty that it would be hard to beat this Tuscan…
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  • CLARITY Volume Four Now Available!

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:14 pm
    DOWNLOAD CLARITY Vol. 4 We are pleased to announce the release of CLARITY Volume Four! This edition includes a helpful guide to understanding a camera’s histogram, an in-depth look at all-flash indoor lighting setups, the focal-distance compression effect of lenses, Lightroom and Photoshop video tutorials, and more. Additionally, Volume Four includes a new feature column on smartphone photography! Beyond app recommendations, the smartphone photography column will provide insight into the technology behind smartphone optics, techniques for using your smartphone to make better photographs and…
  • How to Take Brilliant Photographs of Fireworks

    1 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    There are plenty of fantastic opportunities to make brilliant photographs, and fireworks celebrations present an exciting venue for photography enthusiasts at all levels. Today, Canadians will be celebrating Canada Day, with Americans set for their Fourth of July celebrations just around the corner. Of course, there are numerous fireworks events year-round across the globe, so if you have a nice day-long celebration planned, here are some helpful tips to keep the photography running smoothly all day. I often come across several questions (throughout the various photography forums which I like…
  • Top Features in Photoshop CC 2014 for Photographers

    22 Jun 2014 | 4:39 pm
    A few days ago, Adobe released several major product updates to the Creative Cloud offering. While the notification to update your software isn’t exactly a thrill-of-the-day, it is exciting when it’s a major product update from Adobe! The most notable update for photographers – Photoshop CC 2014. As geeky as it sounds, getting a brand new version of Photoshop feels a lot like being a kid on Christmas morning. There are loads of new features and pixel-twisting fun to be had, so let’s look at some of the new photography-related features. Our top 5 new Photoshop features…
  • CLARITY (Volume Three) Photography eBook

    31 Mar 2014 | 10:51 pm
    DOWNLOAD CLARITY Vol. 3 We are pleased to announce the release of CLARITY Volume Three: Photography Beyond the Camera. Volume Three dives deep into natural lighting and how to work with available light on-location, how to translate compositional elements into more evocative photographs, the 14 secrets of great photography (and these ain’t your typical “follow the rule-of-thirds” or “straight horizons” type of stuff!), what to do when your vision and results just don’t line up, the 3 important factors for photo/file backup longevity, a compelling interview…
  • How a Photography Project 365 Can KILL Your Creativity

    20 Jan 2014 | 3:15 am
    The Project 365. It’s the holy grail of personal projects for many photographers. Every photographer that I’ve known to do this has experienced a life-changing transformation as a result of taking on such a feat. Recently, Bill McCarroll contributed a magnificent article on the benefits of undertaking a Project 365. There are tremendous rewards for those of us who are prepared to tackle such a laborious endeavour. As we learned, many considerations that factor into play beyond the time it takes each day to shoot, transfer, post-process, and (maybe) share our daily photographs. It is a…
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    Light Stalking

  • How to Freeze Motion and Capture Shots That Pop

    Karlo de Leon
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Since I started teaching photography around 7 years ago, one thing that I’ve often noticed is many of my students face difficulty executing shots to freeze motion. It’s not that they are unable to choose a fast shutter speed setting. In fact, most of them do choose the right settings and end up with a fairly good exposure. The problem is that when they are asked to freeze motion in a photo, they simply pick any object that’s moving and take a shot. That’s where the problem arises because in spite of  managing to freeze a subject, the shot doesn’t quite make an…
  • 6 Life Lessons That Can Make You a Better Photographer

    Jason D. Little
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Photography can’t be all f-stops and shutter speeds; megapixels and frames per second shouldn’t dominate your thought process each time you reach for your camera. True, photography is an intriguing blend of art and science, so it’s not like fundamental principles of math and physics are irrelevant, but the science and engineering aspects have been taken care of for you. What is left for you, the photographer, is to create the art. Of course you need to know about exposure; having a functional understanding of how to control your camera is a must; and it’s nice to have a…
  • The 8 Immutable Laws of Sharp Portrait Photographs

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    In portrait photography, it’s not always easy to get the perfect shot. You need to get the right light, framing, angle, emotion, and sharpness. Sharpness is almost always one of the toughest to get right, and that is because it is affected by every other technical aspect of the photograph. Let’s look at how you can get those sharp portrait images – here are the 8 immutable laws on the topic. 1. Light is Everything - Light is the most crucial aspect when it comes to sharpness. You need to have enough light, and the light needs to be well directed. The more light you…
  • 19 Stunning Lake Sunsets for You to Reflect On

    Jason D. Little
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Photographer Catherine Opie once referred to sunrise and sunset as “the biggest cliché in photography.” While Opie’s series of photos “Twelve Miles to the Horizon” deals with the very subjects — sunrise and sunset — that she deemed cliché, I think it’s safe to say that Opie succeeded in approaching sunrise and sunset in a slightly different way. That’s the thing with clichés, especially those of an artistic nature — it may have been done before, but creating a compelling piece is rooted more in presentation, the…
  • 30 Amazing Photography Links That Will Get You Inspired

    Toad Hollow Photography
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    This week’s list of hand selected photography destinations represent the best links to tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs found by Toad Hollow Photography over the course of the week.  These pieces are shared online by some of the finest artists working in the field today.  We hope you enjoy checking these links out as much as the Toad did in bringing them to you this week. Photo by Jason Ahrns TUTORIALS How To Photograph And Light Real Estate At Dusk On A Budget – if you work in this field, or just love this genre of imagery, there is no…
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  • The Joys of Landscape Photography

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

    Nicole S. Young
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    I am very excited to announce a brand-new product in my store, the Creative Control II Preset Pack! This pack comes with over 100 presets to use on any type of image and file type inside of Lightroom or Photoshop (ACR), and is a great way to refine a photograph or touch-up a photograph which already has a preset applied to it. I originally created this style of presets to use with my own photographs, and since then have expanded on them to work for many other photographers. I use these on a very regular basis, and hope that you find them as useful as I do! Save 20% on the Creative…
  • Removing Glare with a Circular Polarizer Filter

    Nicole S. Young
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Originally posted on When photographing water, it can oftentimes be a good idea to tame the reflections with a circular polarizer filter. A circular polarizer is a filter that rotates on the front of your lens, allowing you to cut through reflections in water and glass. These examples show how different rotations of the filter can have varying effects on a scene. This is my setup when photographing with a circular polarizer: a 105 Sigma filter attached to a Lee filter holder. For this sunrise photograph of Trillium Lake, I wasn’t quite sure which version I would like…
  • Lightroom Mobile for iPad & iPhone

    Nicole S. Young
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    This article was originally posted on Not long ago, Adobe released an app for the iPad. But with their most recent update to the Creative Cloud, Lightroom Mobile just got a whole lot better. Since the update, I have been playing with the apps on my iPad and iPhone, and wanted to share some of my findings. I downloaded Lightroom to my iPad as soon as it was announced a few months back. It was great! But I could only see myself using it as a portfolio to show off my images to others when not at home. Plus, I don’t typically carry my iPad with me everywhere. But now, with…
  • Slow and Steady

    Nicole S. Young
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Just a few days ago, I came home from a short stay at the hospital, where I had the pleasure of minor surgery to remove my appendix. It was about as pleasant of an experience I could have possibly had at the hospital, and I was even able to come home the evening after surgery. Overall, I’m feeling quite well. I’m up and about, walking around and barely even using any of the meds they sent me home with. But overall, I’m moving quite slowly. I was bummed to have to stay home while my Brian and our friend (another Brian) went on a waterfall adventure, a location I had been…
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    Digital Photography - Photography Tips, Advice & Camera Reviews | Digital Photographer Magazine

  • How to create a levitation effect in Photoshop

    Matt Bennett
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    Before (1) Before (2) Final Image At first glance levitation photographs seem to require a good level of editing experience and hours of free time, but provided you’ve got competent camera skills, some Photoshop ability and plenty of imagination, they can be pretty straightforward to create. The key is to capture as much of the effect in-camera as you can. To do this, you’ll need a good-quality camera and a sturdy stool or step ladder, which will enable you to photograph your model in situ. By photographing your model on location, you’ll be able to ensure that the focus, lighting and…
  • How to retouch glass

    Matt Bennett
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    Learn how to brighten up home studio shots and remove black card from the background following our nine simple steps With just a few adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop software we have achieved a flawless professional finish Glass is notoriously hard to photograph and can be equally as difficult to edit in Photoshop. In this nine-step tutorial we are going to take you through all the necessary steps to retouch your still-life studio shots of glass. You will learn how correct colour casts, remove reflections and add in a new background for a flawless photographic finish. You can…
  • How It Works Illustrated launches today!

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:52 am
    How It Works Illustrated, a new magazine from our sister publication How It Works  has been launched today! Standing alongside the award-winning How It Works, All About Space, World Of Animals and All About History, How It Works Illustrated will have in-depth coverage of  one topic in each issue, with everything from Ancient Rome to the Dinosaurs. With fun, easy-to-understand explanations and artwork to amaze the eye, How It Works Illustrated hopes to be “everything you love about learning in one monthly, travel-sized magazine.” With detailed, colourful cutaways and illustrations that…
  • Canon PowerShot SX520 HS and PowerShot SX400 IS announced

    Matt Bennett
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    PowerShot SX520 HS PowerShot SX400 IS Canon has announced the release of two new superzoom bridge cameras, the PowerShot SX520 HS and the PowerShot SX400 IS. The PowerShot SX520 HS features a 42x optical zoom, covering the equivalent of 24-1008mm and boasts a 16 megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS sensor. The PowerShot SX400 IS, meanwhile, offers a 30x optical zoom covering the equivalent of 24-720mm and a 16 megapixel CCD sensor. The PowerShot SX520 HS will be available from August 2014 priced at £299, while the PowerShot SX400 IS will be available in January exclusively from Argos at a…
  • Eagle Owl Coming Into Land by Ceri Jones

    Matt Bennett
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:54 am
    Eagle Coming Into Land by Ceri Jones Well done to Ceri Jones, whose image Eagle Owl Coming Into Land has been nominated as the Picture Of The Week on the Digital Photographer website. It’s just such a dramatic shot, it caught our attention immediately and seemed an obvious choice. Don’t forget, if you’d like to see one of your images be named the star image on the DP website, simply register and create your gallery today! It’s quick and easy to do!
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  • Our Trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for World Cup 2014

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

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

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

    Lauren Lim
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Mistakes are powerful learning experiences. As much as they feel like a failure, they are, in fact, growth in progress.And for that reason, making mistakes as you learn photography is just a natural part of the process of developing as a shooter.Here are 10 mistakes that many photographers make. They are ones that we’ve made ourselves – some of them, multiple times. So chances are you’ll face these yourself at some point.And as much as they are learning experiences, they are not going to teach you the “right” way to do things. Instead, they will help you figure out who you are…
  • New Retouching Tutorial + A Sweet Contest!

    Lauren Lim
    18 Jun 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Hey friends!I have exciting news for you today! We’ve just launched a brand spankin’ new tutorial designed to help you get serious retouching skills, fast! It’s called Really Easy Retouching and I’m so excited to get to share it with you!Retouching can add a level of polish to your photos that you simply can’t get any other way. But finding good retouching resources that don’t bog you down in weeks worth of detail can be hard to find.That’s why I’ve created this tutorial. I want to help you get the skills you need to do simple, natural…
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    Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師

  • Getting Personal with Sohrab Hura – An interview with Magnum’s new nominee

    Kevin WY Lee
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:51 am
    Young photographer Sohrab Hura from Delhi was recently made a nominee member by Magnum Photos. But who is this Facebook-less Sohrab guy?Related Posts:Q&A with Webbs & Chickey Part 5: Knowing when a…Q&A with Webbs & Chickey Part 3: MotivationQ&A with Webbs & Chickey Part 8: Moving from Film…Invisible Interview: Raghu Rai, India – Part 1Invisible Interview: Raghu Rai, India – Part 3(Visited 464 times, 531 visits today)
  • 15 Top Photo Essays from Asia, and an update on our Awards.

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:06 pm
    We produced the Invisible Photographer Asia Awards program to recognize and spotlight excellence in photography practice in Asia.Related Posts:42 Top Finalists across 17 Countries – The Invisible…Concluding our first crowd-funding effort – Invisible…IPA Photo Essay Asia Award 2013 Winners AnnouncedCategories in the upcoming Invisible Photographer Asia…IPA Photo Essay Asia Award 2013 Finalist 19: CHERNYSHOVA…(Visited 1,595 times, 1,597 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: On Shauna, by Sean Lee

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:15 pm
    For three years, between 2007 and 2009, I was a sometime woman called Shauna. I’d inhabited the persona of a ladyboy.Related Posts:Photo Essay: The Garden, by Sean LeePhoto Essay: On The Toes, by James DuongPhoto Essay: Modal Istanbul, by Benedicte GuillonPhoto Essay: Re-visioning, by Christian LamPhoto Essay: Serangoon Singapore as it is, by Frido…(Visited 1,991 times, 212 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: From A Barren Land, by Sadia Marium

    20 Jul 2014 | 6:36 pm
    The village, situated in Madaya Township, is locally known as the resettlement village for the leprosy affected people. I was introduced to the friends of Daw Khin Than, in the village.Related Posts:Photo Essay: The Ex-Patients, by Quinn Ryan MattinglyPhoto Essay: Sichuan Orphans: Five years on, by Sam WongPhoto Essay: Land Ends, by Andri TambunanPhoto Essay: Pokrovka, by Alexandra DemenkovaPhoto Essay: Vanishing Existence, by Kosuke Okahara(Visited 849 times, 96 visits today)
  • IPA Mentorship Program September: Scholarship Grant – Call For Applications

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:05 pm
    We are offering one Scholarship Grant to the IPA Mentorship Program in September. APPLICATION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, 10TH AUGUST 2014.Related Posts:IPA Mentorship Program July: Scholarship Grant – Call For…IPA Mentorship Program: Scholarship Grant – Call For…Finding Vision & Voice: Updates from the IPA Mentorship4 New IPA Scholarship Grants AwardedPhoto Projects from the IPA Labs & new Mentorship…(Visited 1,186 times, 163 visits today)
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  • feeling light and easy as Summer does

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

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

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

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

    19 Jun 2014 | 9:25 am
    Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: DSC-RX1 Taken: 2013/08/04 Focal length: 35mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/400s
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    A Life Well-Lived

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

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Traveling in CHINA Since 1985 by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. Earthwatch was one organization that allowed foreigners to visit China without going through too much red-tape. These photographs are a first glimpse into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. Friday, August…
  • Weekly Post: SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Friday, August 1, 2014SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #23SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient #23 -…
  • Weekly Post: SUZHOU, 1985-to the present by RobertGlennKetchum

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. Thursday, July 31, 2014Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present,…
  • Weekly Post: SILK ROAD - Embroideries of Robert Glenn Ketchum

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Silk Road - Embroideries of Robert Glenn KetchumThe city of Suzhou, China, produced China's most beautiful silk and silk embroidery practiced by generational families for 3,000 years. My purpose in going to China starting in the mid-1980's was to turn my photographs into textiles, and this is my story. ~Robert Glenn KetchumThursday, July 31, 2014Silk Road - Embroideries #80SILK ROAD #80: If you have followed this blog, you will recall that in creating "Sumac Along the Chattahoochee" (posts #33-40), we discovered that we could give dimension to the surface of the #embroidery by…
  • No Pebble Mine! Pebble asks EPA to 'stop the madness' of potential veto by Manuel Quiñones

    27 May 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Below is the second of two recent articles that reflect the continuing resolve of the Pebble Limited Partnership – that is, Northern Dynasty Minerals. Their new CEO – a DC lawyer named Tom Collier – has been doing the rounds in DC, arguing in the strongest terms that the Pebble Mine is a good project, that the environmental community is conspiring illegally with EPA, that EPA is an out-of-control agency for responding to the request of Bristol Bay residents for help, and that new funding for the project is imminent.Obviously, we have a different view – see below. I was in DC recently…
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  • The Paris Journal Stockists

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

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

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

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

    Nichole Robertson
    16 May 2014 | 10:40 am
    Back at Café Saint-Régis, the eight chairs and four tables are filling up now. Customers settle in as the wait staff picks up the tempo. The two waiters rush back and forth, in and out of the doors, greeting each guest and passing out menus. Just above the flurry of activity, an apartment window over […]
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    The Art of Photography

  • Episode 195 :: Developing C-41 Color Film

    26 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    This episode is going to act as a primer for developing C-41 color negative film. As I mention in the video, I’ve never done this myself, so we’re going to be doing this together. I’ve ordered all my supplies and this week I’ll be working with them for the next video. I’ve compiled a list of everything you will need. This covers all film formats. If you need to do large format sheet film, you’ll need some tanks and frames for dipping your film. I would not suggest starting out with large format as its very difficult to keep your temperatures consistent. Learn with roll film then…
  • Episode 194 :: Andre Kertesz Polaroids

    19 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    In this episode, we'll take a look at André Kertész - in particular a body of Polaroids that were taken later in his life. I think this collection is not only outstanding but is a beautiful amalgamation of personal growth and artistic maturing for Kertesz.
  • New Beginnings

    18 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    We'll here's the important announcement. I really hope you like where we are headed. I'm now going to do this show full time. Thank YOU for watching and all of your support - no matter how big or small.
  • Episode 193 :: Weegee

    12 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Arthur Fellig (aka Weegee) was born in 1899. Born in the Ukraine, he immigrated to the United States at the age of 10. After working as an assistant to various commercial photographers and darkrooms, Weegee decided to pave his own career path as a freelance news photographer. He would hang out in police stations around Manhattan. When a crime call would come over the scanner, he'd literally race the cops to the scene so that he could photograph in as much a raw state as possible - creating photos that were raw and had a "hot off the press" look. Weegee's work reached much further than just…
  • Episode 192 :: Bruno Barbey

    5 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Born in 1941, Bruno Barbey has had a significant career as a photographer and film maker. He is most notable for his work with Magnum acting both as a photojournalist and as a leading member in several different capacities. His work has documented life and culture in countries as diverse as Nigeria, Vietnam, the Middle East, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Northern Ireland, Iraq, Turkey and Kuwait On Pinterest: Website: Sponsors: Learn what you want, when you want, with access to thousands of high-quality and…
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    Tarun Chandel's Photoblog

  • Indira Gandhi Memorial

    Tarun Chandel
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:57 pm
    1 Safadarjung Road Delhi - Indira Gandhi Memorial Indira Gandhi Memorial, New Delhi Indira Gandhi with Priyanka Gandhi Indira Gandhi US in silhouette, New Delhi Indira Gandhi's Letter to Mahatama, New Delhi Bangladesh Free Banks Nationalised Indira Gandhi Study Room Indira Gandhi Last Saree, New Delhi Indira Gandhi walking, where she was shot Last Steps - Indira Gandhi Memorial, New DelhiTarun Chandel
  • Kharghar Heights Navi Mumbai

    Tarun Chandel
    6 May 2014 | 6:07 pm
    It often happens that people with good eyesight fail to see what is right in front of them. They have too much to take in, I suppose.- Ruskin BondKharghar Heights Navi MumbaiTarun Chandel
  • Freedom

    Tarun Chandel
    4 May 2014 | 6:03 pm
    सुबह की किरणो को रोकें जो सलाखें है कहाँजो खायालों पे पहरे डाले वोह आँखें है कहाँपर खुलने की देरी है परिंदे उड़ के चूमेंगेअसमानआज़ादियान, मांगे ना कभी मिले जो छीने वही जीले- उड़ानTarun Chandel
  • Museum are fun places

    Tarun Chandel
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Museums are fun places, the reason I say that is it gives me a feeling of time travel. It makes me marvel at the things that we take for granted in our day to day life. Like the phone that I have in my hand and through which I am writing this post. It is a small powerful device but I have had my moments of frustration with it: slow response, hanging up, bad connections, and many more. Yet I wonder what would the users of the phones that I saw in the museum would feel about this phone. Or even how cumbersome it would have been if I had to use such phones. Old fixed line phone. Probably needed…
  • Safdarjung Tomb, Delhi

    Tarun Chandel
    3 Feb 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Right at the corner of the Safdarjung Road, in New Delhi, sits this quiet tomb of Safdarjung. I guess it must be the reason for the road to be called Safdarjung Road. There are chances that you will miss it if you are not looking for it. Believe me that in itself is a blessing in Delhi. Since it is not crowded like other tourist places in Delhi, you can visit this tomb at your leisure. Take your time to notice the architectural details or just relax as visiting places in Delhi will tire you.Safdarjung Tomb, DelhiSafdarjung Tomb, Delhi Safdarjung Tomb, DelhiTarun Chandel
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  • Bulgaria (Summer 14) #1
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    This is the first of what I hope will be many shots from our trip to Bulgaria this year nd was taken opposite our friend's apartment in Gabrovo. I'm fairly happy with how it turned out, but may go back again and take my tripod: 1/17s @ ISOb 800 wasn't ideal. capturedcameraapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 8.12pm on 30/7/14 Fujifilm X100S f/2.8 1/17 aperture priority +0.0 average 800 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC 2014 none minor
  • the silence of the sea
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    I think I could probably sit and watch the sea for a very long time. capturedcameraapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 4.09pm on 24/7/14 Fujifilm X100S f/8.0 1/850 aperture priority +1.0 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC 2014 none 2x1
  • summer afternoon 2014 #2
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Another shot from yesterday afternoon. capturedcameraapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 4.40pm on 24/7/14 Fujifilm X100S f/8.0 1/400 aperture priority +1.7 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC 2014 none minor rotation
  • summer afternoon 2014
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    I've had the X100S for quite a few weeks now but today was the first chance I've had to really put it through its paces. I'm impressed so far :) capturedcameraapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 3.58pm on 24/7/14 Fujifilm X100S f/8.0 1/1600 aperture priority +1.0 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC 2014 none minor transformation
  • heading for the shore
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
    Taken last November, on the ferry from Masirah island to mainland Oman. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 10.52am on 21/11/2013 Sony SLT-A99 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss T* 16mm f/8 1/500 aperture priority -0.7 evaluative 100 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC 2014 none 2x1
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    The New Camera

  • Nikon Cameras Coming in Photokina 2014 – Nikon Medium Format, D9300, P8000 and more…

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    We have less time left in Photokina 2014 show and finally we have collected the list of rumored camera published so far by reputed rumor mills worldwide, take a look at the list below and share your thoughts with us 1. Nikon D9300 [probability 100%] – Nikon D300s discontinued by Nikon at Janauary 2014 and its Continue reading Nikon Cameras Coming in Photokina 2014 – Nikon Medium Format, D9300, P8000 and more…Related Posts:Nikon D300S Finally Archived, Nikon D400 / Nikon…Nikon P8000, P700, D7200, D9300 and D3200 Rumor UpdateNikon cameras we’d like to see in 2014Nikon…
  • More Leaked Images of Pentax Q-S1

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:11 pm
    More leaked images of Pentax Q-S1, surfaced over the web…. the camera name will be Pentax QS-1 and Q2, the leaked images surfaced over the web by Japanese website digicame-info.. The camera is rumored to be announced anytime soon… will update you soon as we get any more information. Related Posts:Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs Leaked ImagesPentax K-3 Leaked ImagePentax 645Z Leaked ImagesPentax Q2 Camera Leaked ImagesPentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs Sample Images
  • Canon SX520 HS vs Nikon P530 vs Sony HX300

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    We have compared all the (best) mid-range travel zoom camera available in market today – Canon SX520 HS vs Nikon P530 vs Sony HX300, the specification of Sony HX300 really impressed us.. take a look at the specification details below… Out of all these three camera only Sony HX300 features 50X optical zoom lens whereas Canon Continue reading Canon SX520 HS vs Nikon P530 vs Sony HX300Related Posts:Sony HX300 – 50X Zoom Camera ComingNikon P600 vs Sony H400Nikon D810 vs Sony A7RSony A3000 vs Nikon D3200List of Sony Upcoming Camera at CP+ Show [February 2014]
  • Canon India – Something Big is Coming

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Few hours ago Canon India loaded a teaser image “Something Big is Coming”,… the teaser image is saying “get your camera ready” so this could mean replacement of EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS lens or any other lens(es) form Canon is coming? … other possibilities include Announcement of  Canon 7D Mark II camera, since 7D Mark II discontinued Continue reading Canon India – Something Big is ComingRelated Posts:Canon G1X Mark II Announced in ChinaCanon SX60 HS Coming in September 2014Canon 7D Mark II Coming on August 2014Nikon Philippines – Important…
  • Pentax Q2 Camera Leaked Images

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    UPDATE – Pentax upcoming camera name is not Q2 it’s Q-S1 Pentax Q2 Q-S1 camera images leaked today and expected to announce anytime soon, the camera will be available in black, gold, white and gunmetal colors.  however no details about the specification available yet. Pentax Q is a mirrorless system that uses small 1/1.7″ CMOS Sensor, same Continue reading Pentax Q2 Camera Leaked ImagesRelated Posts:Pentax Full Frame DSLR Image LeakedPentax 645z Full Specification LeakedPentax Full Frame RumorsFirst leaked image of Pentax K-01Pentax K30 – Image and Specification…
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  • Amazon India Photo Contest – India Through My Lens

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:57 pm
    India is its people, the colours, cultures, its food, touching moments and vast landscapes. It is this diversity and so much more. Leading up to Independence Day, show us what India personifies, through your lens Eligibility : India Only Free to Enter Contest Begins: 28 July 2014 Last Date for Entries: 15 August 2014 Winner […]
  • Proudest Moment Photo Contest 2014

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Share your proudest moment. Submit a photo that showcases a special achievement or event in your life. Your entry will be judged on the photo and accompanying description submitted. Eligibility USA only, legal USA resident Entry Fee Free Prizes Awarding a total of $500 in cash prizes - Grand Prize Winner: $250 - Second Place […]
  • Santa FE Photography Contest 2014

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Water. It may be the single most precious resource we have. It sustains us, surrounds us and, as photographers, fascinates and inspires us. In color or in black-and-white, using tools that range from digital and film cameras to alternative processes, to iPhones — what does WATER mean to you? Join and international community of photographers […]
  • Win Sony RX100 Camera

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:17 pm
    EXPOSE YOURSELF with Scott Kelby is the new photo contest from, celebrating them now being a fully fledged photography magazine. In addition to featuring awesome photographers and their kit, we put a strong emphasis on including additional value – it could be a tip, a mini tutorial or geneOpen to Allral advice. Essentially, we’re […]
  • ENDING SOON: Ozone Zone International Photo Salon 2014

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Ozone Zone International Photo Salon 2014 Themes: COLOUR open, MONOCHROME open. 2014 Special Theme: HAPPINESS. Salon’s goal is to promote fine, artistic photography with a positive message, highlighting the beauty of our world and positive changes. Open to all photographers world-wide. Eligibility: Open to all This is the second year of this Canadian-organized photo competition […]
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    van der Valk Photography » Blog

  • Barrett Family

    7 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    I’ve known this family for just over a year now. The dad and I crew together at RCM-SAR and we spend considerable amount of time training on the water. The mom and my wife have play dates often with the little ones and get to talking, which is how this evening began last week. They saw a few of our shots we did for the girls birthdays at the training centre in East Sooke. A place with lots of trees and grassy fields and loved the outcome of those images, so naturally they thought it would be a great location for them to have a family shoot. Paul is very much like me, prefers to be…
  • Easter Photo Session with Kids

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:51 pm
    We saw some great weather this past weekend. The trees are starting to bud, lawns and grasses need to be cut and the flowers, the flowers around Victoria and Sooke are in full bloom! At least these patches of Daffodils in East Sooke. Heading to the old Glenairley property, which is now owned by RCM-SAR, allowed me to get the early evening light that I was hoping for with the kids. Dressed in their new yellow Easter dresses and armed with Easter eggs, we laid down a small blanket between patches of Daffodils growing between the grasses. The light couldn’t have been any better. The kids…
  • Real Estate Head Shot

    8 Apr 2014 | 8:04 pm
    I’ve known Blair for a few years now. He is one of the developers of Woodland Creek, a nice new residential family subdivision in the heart of Sooke and now a real estate agent with DHF. Blair generally asks me to shoot all the new homes that they have built but was pleasantly surprised when he asked me to get some new head shots of him because he just became a Realtor. I brought my portable studio to a location we agreed upon and set up a two light, plus one reflector portrait set-up. I had a medium softbox camera right and a strip light which I used for a rim/hair light for background…
  • Baby Shoot at 7 Months

    27 Jan 2014 | 7:06 am
    We try to photograph the early milestone and this past weekend happened the youngest one turned 7 months. We had a 7 month photo session for the first one so we thought we better get one in so they can argue who was cuter when they were older and can safely compare. I propped up my white backdrop and decided on two lights for this. One softbox camera left, about 45 degrees to her and 45 degrees up. And a bare speedlight to hit the background. This light was also back enough to provide a slight rim light to camera right on her face and 1 stop stronger. Shot with the 5dmkII and the 24-105 lens…
  • Promotional Video for RCM-SAR

    23 Jan 2014 | 7:54 pm
    The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Organization put together a V.I.T.A.L (Volunteers In Training And Lifesaving) Campaign and this promotional video was shot and edited by myself. I’ve been a proud member of RCM-SAR for 6 years now and have gone from a new crewmember to a Coxswain at our Station. Having been over 125 missions off Sooke since I’ve started I have accumulated many hours of footage. This past summer another photographer and myself travelled to 8 different Stations across BC to obtain video and audio specific for this video. Shot in the FRC Simulator in…
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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • Reportage Photos – Le Tour de France

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

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

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

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

    Celine Manceron
    17 Jun 2014 | 12:25 am
    A l’approche des grandes vacances, vous êtes nombreux à nous demander des conseils concernant le choix des objectifs, des boitiers et autres accessoires photos. Il n’est pas toujours évident de répondre à toute ces questions, car il n’y a pas de bonnes réponses ! Une marque d’appareil photo conviendra plus à une personne qu’une autre marque, pour des questions d’ergonomie, alors que cela peut etre l’inverse pour un autre photographe. Pour les objectifs, on peut tout à fait conseiller un type d’objectif, mais cela dépendra également de…
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    Stay Focused

  • Vacation Time

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

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

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

    Arnie Lee
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:16 pm
    NOTE: This is a reprint and was originally written in 2005. I remember very clearly when Dad would pull out his large twin lens reflex camera, usually around a holiday, birthday or family event. He would lower his head and look into the lens hood while his hand would reach down to grasp the knurled knob on the camera’s side. I would see the bellows move back and forth as he zeroed in on his focus. Then he’d snap and the shot would be done. We’d wait weeks, sometimes months, to see the results. After all, a full roll of film had room for 12 negatives! When the film was…
  • Rapid Fire Nikon D4s

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    How does 11 frames per second sound? At the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Expo last month in Las Vegas, I got a chance to handle Nikon’s newly announced D4s camera. Although it’s lighter than the D4, it has a remarkable 16MP sensor that’s superb at high ISO settings. In fact we saw a demonstration of the camera at an ISO setting of 25600 and there was virtually no noise. With many other DLSRs sporting higher pixel counts, the D4s sacrifices more pixels in exchange for very superior noise reduction. But the feature that caught my eye (actually my ear) is…
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    Florida Wedding Photographer

  • Rachel + Phil | Sanibel Beach Wedding

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

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

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

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

    Linsey Kelsey
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Sanibel Island Inn Wedding Ceremony The wedding ceremony was located on the white sandy beach of the Island Inn Resort on Sanibel Island, Fl. The Island Inn is a charming old Florida resort with beachfront cottages, and hotel on the Gulf of Mexico. The beach is covered with gorgeous sea shells and sea oats that are truly beautiful to watch as they dance in the wind. The post Sanibel Island Inn Wedding Ceremony appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
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    The Creative's Corner

  • New Lightning Photos

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

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

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

    6 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    As I do with every one of my new projects, I sent out a press release which included a link to several photographs. A few days later, I received a call. “Mr. Colburn? This is Mr. Wood. I’m a reporter with the Cottonwood Journal Extra newspaper. I just saw your press release covering your new ebook about Jerome and I want to interview you. A photographer will also contact you to get some photographs for the article.” That conversation led to a half page article about me and my new ebook. Press releases are a powerful promotional tool for both large and small businesses.
  • July Computer Wallpaper Is Ready

    29 Jun 2014 | 3:12 pm
    I just put up the computer wallpaper for July. It shows a Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) at South Kaibab, Grand Canyon. This guy and several of his friends were running around one side of the parking lot for a few minutes. I was using my special moveable tripod technique when I photographed him. That is, my camera is on a tripod, but I don’t lock down the head. I was moving around the parking lot and pivoting the camera from one place to another trying to track them all. This technique gives me good stability while letting me shoot quickly in a lot of different directions. Head on over…
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • Smoky Beauty

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

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

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

    Michael Frye
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sunrise at South Tufa, Mono Lake, Monday morningClaudia and I have been in Lee Vining, on the eastern side of the Sierra, preparing for my Hidden Yosemite workshop. The weather over Mono Lake the last few days has been really interesting and moody, with some light showers, rainbows, and skies full of beautifully-textured clouds. In between scouting and setting up we’ve photographed a couple of sunsets and a sunrise at the lake, and I’ve included some of the images here. The last photo might be the most unusual rainbow I’ve ever seen. Claudia, my workshop assistant Kirk…
  • Photo Critique Series: A Spectacular Cloud Formation in the Yosemite High Country

    Michael Frye
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Lenticular Clouds, Tioga Pass, Yosemite, by David SilvaIt’s been awhile, but I thought it was time to post another photo critique. This time I’ll look at an image by David Silva from Yosemite’s high country. Light and Weather David found some amazing lenticular clouds flowing over Yosemite’s high peaks just before sunset. (Where was I that day?) David told me that he and his wife were driving over Tioga Pass to the eastern Sierra when he noticed some interesting clouds forming. He considered stopping earlier, but decided to push on to Olmsted Point, and was able to make it there…
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    Photography Bay

  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens for $639 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    ebay (via deals-all-year) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens for $639.99 (reg. $1149) in limited quantity and with free shipping. Check it out while it lasts here on ebay. ebay seller deals-all-year has a 99.8% positive feedback rating on ebay. The listing notes that you can register this lens for a 1-year Canon USA warranty. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens for $677 – Deal Alert Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens for $639.99 – Deal Alert Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L…
  • Spider Holster Unveils Memory Card Organizer and Medium Lens Pouch

    Eric Reagan
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:29 am
    Spider Holster has announced two new additions to its family of products – the Memory Card Organizer and Medium Lens Pouch. The Medium Lens Pouch follows the Spider Holster Large Lens Pouch and accomodates short professional zoom lenses (e.g., Canon 24-70mm f/2.8, etc.). The Memory Card Pouch holds up to 6 CF cards and 3 SD cards. Both accessories can be carried on any belt, so you don’t have to have a special Spider Holster system in order to use these. The Medium Lens Pouch retails for $65, while the Memory Card Organizer retails for $35. You can find Spider Holster products…
  • Drobo Mini with SSDs Designed for Max Speed and Data Protection

    Eric Reagan
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    Drobo has released its new Drobo Mini with SSD, which features four 2.5″ drive bays packed with SSDs and available in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB options. The Drobo Mini connects via Thunderbolt or USB 3.0. It weighs less than three pounds and can handle multiple drive failures without data loss. The Drobo Mini with SSD pricing starts at $1199. Check out all the Drobo Mini options here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Drobo Mini 4-Bay Unit with Thunderbolt & USB 3.0 for $299 – Deal Alert Third…
  • Nikon 1 J4 Now In Stock

    Eric Reagan
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    B&H has the new Nikon 1 J4 mirrorless camera in stock. The Nikon 1 J4 features a 1″ class sensor for a 2.7x crop factor (also known as Nikon’s CX format). The sensor is an 18MP CMOS with a Hybrid AF that sports 105 phase detect AF points on the sensor. Check it out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Nikon 1 J4 Announced, Not Available in the US Nikon 1 J4 Announced for US Market Nikon Coolpix A APS-C Format Camera Now In Stock
  • Petrol PD332 DSLR Cam ‘n Go Backpack for $119 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    B&H has the Petrol PD332 DSLR Cam ‘n Go backpack for $119 (reg. $277) with 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 Related posts: Petrol PD335 Campack Plus for $134.99 – Deal Alert Kata Revolver-8 PL Backpack for $79 – Deal Alert Kata 3N1-33 DL Sling DSLR Backpack for $74.99 – Deal Alert
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    Newscom FocalPoint

  • The Conflict in Gaza

    Olivia Morley
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Palestinians in a UN School in Gaza City, on July 13, 2014, after evacuating its home. Israeli marines mounted a first ground assault on Gaza, further escalating a deadly six-day offensive hours after the UN Security Council unanimously called for a ceasefire. The Palestinian death toll from the punishing Israeli air campaign hit 166, with another 1,120 people wounded, the emergency services said. NurPhoto/Momen Faiz/Sipa USA/Newscom. License this image from sipaphotosfour856602 While the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is age-old, Israel has been at odds with Hamas,…
  • Pictures of the Week: FeatureChina

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    Forest ranger Lin Yunyu patrols along the coastal windbreaks in Pingtan county in southeast China’s Fujian province Wednesday Feb. 22, 2012. Woods planted after 1980s have changed the landscape of the windy island county. There are over 100 fulltime rangers working on the windbreaks along the coast in the county. LIU TAO/FEATURECHINA/Newscom. License this image from featurechinapix049138 Capturing the best images that chronicle every day moments in China, is what FeatureChina does best. From playful moments in a water park, to the hardworking lifestyles of China’s men…
  • Hot Topics: Congress, Snowden, and UCLA Floods

    Olivia Morley
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:51 pm
    President Obama rallies support for his economic policies on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Uptown Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. Keith Myers/MCT/Newscom. License this image from krtphotoslive691117 This week, Congress voted to sue President Obama. Edward Snowden’s asylum expired, and the UCLA campus flooded. See pictures related to these stories and more, then head back to Newscom where you can always find more images of this weeks’ Hot Topics! U.S. President Barack Obama pauses before he signs an Executive Order making it harder for companies to win federal contracts…
  • Celebrity Picture Profile: Gal Gadot

    Annabelle Quinn
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:21 am
    Gal Gadot at the World Premiere for ‘Fast And Furious 6′ at the Empire Cinema, London 7th May 2013. Marc Larkin/ZUMA Press/Newscom. License this image from zumaamericaseight944455 One of the biggest announcements coming out of San Diego Comic Con was the revealing of a photograph of Wonder Woman for the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film. With Gal Gadot dressed as the female superhero, the convention and internet alike were abuzz with opinions about the photograph. Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress who is best known for her role in the Fast and Furious film, where…
  • Pictures of the Month: July 2014 on Newscom

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Zebras at Sunset Namibia. imago stock&people/imago/blickwinkel/Newscom. License this image from imagostock689827 Summer days are quickly fading, though we know you’ve still got some time for last minute warm weather escapes! July is out, and August is creeping in — which means it’s time again for our monthly roundup of some of the best pictures we’ve seen this month on Newscom! Highlighting the month, are final pictures of the World Cup (and funny faces!), adorable animals and breathtaking landscapes. Mandela Day was celebrated for the first time…
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    The Traveling Tripod

  • Discover New Parallax Scrolling with Adobe Muse CC

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

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

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

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

    Doug Bardwell
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    I recently photographed the Wedding of Bev & Donnie at the Cotuit Federated Church, Loop Beach and The Flying Bridge in Falmouth. I hope you enjoy this 3 1/2 minute montage. Music by Michael Oakland. For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog:
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    Royalty Free Stock Photography by Simon Moran -

  • Hong Kong Skyline Symphony of Lights Panorama

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    Click to license as a royalty free stock photograph  Hong Kong skyline panorama of the famous Symphony of Lights performance at night.
  • Blyth Beach Groynes Long Exposure

    11 Sep 2012 | 5:40 am
    Click to license as a royalty free stock photograph  A 42 second long exposure of the groynes on Blyth Beach, Northumberland, UK. A seabird sits on furthest post. The breaking waves have turned into silky smooth white and the clouds movement is blurred. Posts are sharp and the bird has remain virtually unmoved in the time (slight blur to head and tail).
  • Blyth Harbour at Dusk

    23 May 2012 | 7:54 am
    Long exposure of Blyth Harbour at dusk on a summers evening. A large transporter ship is visible on the left side of the harbour and an aluminium processing plant is visible on the right. Click here to license as a royalty free stock photograph
  • London Houses of Parliament Panorama at Dusk

    31 Jan 2012 | 3:03 am
    60 Megapixel panorama of the Houses of Parliament in London, UK. at dusk. Click here to license as a royalty free stock photograph
  • Smardale Gill Viaduct in Cumbria, UK

    26 Jan 2012 | 7:37 am
    Smardale Gill Viaduct in Cumbria, United Kingdom Click here to license as a royalty free stock photograph
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • One thousand useless words

    Paul Melcher
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    Popular saying declares that a photo is worth a thousand words. But how is it useful if those words are meaningless? How many times have we’ve read articles or books who bring us little to no... everything you ever wanted to know about photography

    Paul Melcher
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:20 am
    JUNE 25, 2014 , Guest post by Robert Henson The annual conference CEPIC recently took place in Berlin, where international photo libraries congregate primarily to seek distribution for their images... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • D810 Settings

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    So, been shooting with the D810 hot and heavy for a week and have my basic D810 Settings in place. Simply click on the link and you’ll see the PDF.
  • Landscapes & D810 “Flat”

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    With the release of the D810 comes a brand new Picture Control (PC) simply called Flat. Now this is not the magic bullet fixing all your problems. This is not what you should set your camera to all the time. While the D810 is the ~only~ body to have this PC at this time, it is not the reason to buy the D810. This is simply a new tool to put in your arsenal like any tool that can solve specific photographic problems. Since first shooting with the D810 in Flat, I’ve struggled with how to explain this Picture Control to you on the limited space of the 256 sRGB world of the web. Let’s…
  • Newton Got It Right

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Around noon, the family woke and made their way down the tree. Mom came down first and when we got eye to eye (she’s perhaps five feet away from me), I recognized her as the cub I’d seen in the same tree in years past. She’s not a cub no mo, she’s now a mom teaching her kids living with man. Now I lucked out when they came down because the thunderstorm had started to form really mellowing out the light. I also shot in the Flat Picture Control which I’m liking more and more in contrasty light (all images taken with D810 / 85f1.8 @1.8). Once mom was down, she…
  • Thank You!

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    YOU made it happen and we are sincerely grateful. Thank You!
  • GearHead Wednesday 14 – 27

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Got a gear question you want/need answered? I want to help and answer it. Send your gear questions to me at Gear Questions and I’ll do my best every Wednesday to answer as many questions as I can. Keep in mind the answers are just my $.02 worth and you have to take what works for you and your photography and embrace it and ignore the rest. So here’s this weeks questions …. Moose: I have a D800 and D4 and have always preferred the “look” of the images from the D4 over those that come from the D800. It is hard for me to explain but it seems like D4 images have more…
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • tfttf645 – Oh So Many Questions (Chris Marquardt)
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:56 am
    Here comes the long awaited Q&A show! Allistair asks about filters, Gavin wonders about the focus on his lens, Joanne shot the picture of her lifetime and needs marketing advice, Satchin has a question about depth of field in full-frame … Continue reading → The post tfttf645 – Oh So Many Questions appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf644 – Toys, The Key To Photographic Success (Chris Marquardt)
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    Did hell just freeze over? Chris is talking about how gear and toys can help make you a better photographer. That’s unheard of.. unless you’re listening to this episode of Tips from the Top Floor! Show Links: Photo tour: Aurora … Continue reading → The post tfttf644 – Toys, The Key To Photographic Success appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf643 – Here’s An Idea On A Golden Plate (Chris Marquardt)
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Chris discusses the death of Aperture and what that means for photographers (hint: the future is not too bleak). He will also talk about shooting in the Dublin Docks with an iPhone and about the idea that was born from … Continue reading → The post tfttf643 – Here’s An Idea On A Golden Plate appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • Seven Steps To Reclaim Valuable Disk Space By Cleaning Up Lightroom Orphans (Chris Marquardt)
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:17 am
    Here's a method to reclaim valuable disk space by deleting orphaned RAW files that Lightroom accumulates over time. Continue reading → The post Seven Steps To Reclaim Valuable Disk Space By Cleaning Up Lightroom Orphans appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf642 – Blown Away By A Tornado – Interview with Dr. Mac (Chris Marquardt)
    3 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Chris talks with Bob “Dr. Mac” Levitus, author of great books (such as iPad for Dummies, iPhone for Dummies, OS X Mavericks For Dummies, and more), host of his soon-to-be-released tv show, who claims his middle name should be “paranoid” … Continue reading → The post tfttf642 – Blown Away By A Tornado – Interview with Dr. Mac appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
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    Chris Bohnhoff | Photography and Motion Blog

  • In the Woods with Forager Chef: Video Profile

    1 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    One of the great things about taking on personal projects is that you can push yourself outside your comfort zone a bit with less stress than there would be on a paying gig. Under normal professional world circumstances, shooting still and moving images can be a mountain of stress. Given the right pre-production (and budget), it’s totally doable, but it involves some mental gymnastics moving between the two formats. Lighting, composition, audio considerations, relating to your subject. . . it can be daunting. Unless you’re calling all the shots and you’re OK with things…
  • In the Woods with Forager Chef: The Stills

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Alan Bergo discovers some chanterelles One of the best things to come out of my time collaborating at Heartland Restaurant has been my friendship with Chef Alan Bergo. Currently a sous chef at Heartland, it was Alan who prepared and styled the dishes we photographed. But, lucky for us all, Alan also runs a beautiful, entertaining and useful blog called Forager Chef. Over the past months I’ve consulted with him on his photography (read: hung out while he shot some stuff, offered a few opinions, then helped him eat his subjects), and a couple weeks ago he was kind enough to join me on a…
  • Kitchen De-Classified: Video Work for Mystic Lake Casino

    12 Jun 2014 | 1:17 pm
    A couple months back, Mystic Lake Casino+Hotel revamped the look of their Buffet, the largest of eight (!) food options in the complex. While the makeover didn’t impact the food coming out of the kitchen, it did provide an occasion to talk about some of the things that their kitchen does that people wouldn’t necessarily expect from a facility that serves thousands of diners per day. Executive Chef Richard Fisher had seen the piece I did last year at the Minneapolis Club with their Executive Chef Hakan Lundberg, and they brought me in to get behind the scenes to show buffet diners…
  • Japan 2: Shrines and Temples

    1 May 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Until recently (as in the mid19th century – recent relative to the history of Japan) Kyoto was Japan’s capital. Over the centuries thousands of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines were constructed, representing the highest forms of Japanese aesthetics and architecture. Just amazing places to see. Turns out three year olds even like hitting the temples: koi ponds! Pooh-San had fun too.
  • Japan 1: First Impressions

    29 Apr 2014 | 5:47 pm
    My family and I are on a two week trip to Osaka, Japan for my brother’s wedding. He’s lived here for over six years, but it’s our first time. We’ve been here for four days so far, and we’ve started to explore my brother’s Osaka neighborhood and taken first trips to Kyoto and Kobe. It’s a fascinating place, to say the least. I’ll be posting sporadically, street photog-style on the sights. For the photo geeks in the audience, I’m using a new-to-me mirrorless camera system on this trip that I’ve been excited to play with. It’s a…
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • 15% Off All onOne Software Store Products until August 31, 2014

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Thanks for attending my onOne Software webinar today! Click here and enter the coupon code ronmart15 to save 15% off all products in the store including presets and eBooks, so load up your cart! Here’s an example of how to use the code: Conclusion The video for the webinar will be here soon, so stay tuned! In the meantime, download a free trial to play around with the software or purchase using the links above today! Other articles you may enjoy If you enjoyed this article, you may also enjoy these: onOne Perfect Photo Suite 8 (B&W Products Comparison) onOne Perfect Resize 7.5 Ron’s…
  • COMPARISON: Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS vs 16-35mm f/2.8L II

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:36 am
    Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens gives users a sharp lens optimized for digital and image stabilization, so that might be enough for some to upgrade. I’d certainly do that if I had a 17-40mm f/4L, but would this new 16-35mm make me want to sell my 16-35mm f/2.8? I’ve owned the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens for quite some time and I’ve always loved it. Not only was I pleased with the wide angle reach, I was always impressed with the in-camera color/contrast I got from this lens over any of my other lenses.
  • $50 Off KelbyOne & $100 Off Photoshop World Discounts (Updated: July 31, 2014)

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    Yes, after a 6 month delay, my discount offer for KelbyOne is finally here! See the bottom of this article for a special offer for readers that gives you the best training on the web for 10% off anything at (including monthly and annual memberships). Behind the Scenes Video/Review of KelbyOne Were you ever curious what is behind the scenes for KelbyOne? I once did too, so I recorded this walk through of what you can expect after you sign up for your membership: Click here to see a video walkthrough of what you can expect after you get a membership. As you can see…
  • Sony RX100 III - The Best Quality Point and Shoot I’ve Ever Tested (Review Part II of II)

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:29 am
    Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera - Selfie Mode This is my third time reviewing a Sony RX100 series camera and I’ve reviewed quite a few Sony’s over the years. I always fall in love with the size and sexiness of the RX100’s, yet I always find myself at the end of the review feeling a bit underwhelmed thinking – is that it? Don’t get me wrong, this is an excellent camera, but I immediately ask myself “for nearly $800 price tag (at the time this was originally written), is this really the best bang for the buck?” With that in mind, I did a search on B&H on July 21,…
  • Topaz Remask 50% Off Only $34.99 til July 31st!

    17 Jul 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Click here and use the coupon code julyremask to save 50%! To learn more, check out my Remask review. Disclosure If you make a purchase using links found in this article, I may make a commission. It doesn’t cost you a penny more, but it does help to support future articles like this.
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  • Shelling Triptych I

    Pamela Viola
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
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  • Lotus, Garden in Washington, DC

    Pamela Viola
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
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  • Farmers Market

    Pamela Viola
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    This morning at the Alexandria Farmers Market.© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
  • Jain Temple

    Pamela Viola
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
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  • Let Sleeping Dogs Juggle

    Pamela Viola
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
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  • New App and Plugin Tonality Brings Black & White Darkroom Magic to OSX

    <a href=''>Gannon Burgett</a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    From the creators of photo-editing apps, Intensify, Focus and FX Photo Studio comes a new black and white image editor for Mac called Tonality. Both a standalone app and plugin for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture, Tonality is versatile in its implementation into your workflow. Macphun deems it ‘the next frontier in black & white photography,’ taking a great deal of inspiration from the wet darkroom era of yesteryear and bringing it into the digital realm. As you can see in the preview below, its 16-bit RAW processing capabilities and thorough, but fairly streamlined interface offers…
  • Walter Leica Contrast Lens, an Eyepiece Add-On for Your M-Series Camera

    <a href=''>Gannon Burgett</a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Walter Leica, a small company known for their specialized lineup for Leica’s M-series cameras, has released an interesting little piece of gear. It’s called the Walter Contrast Lens and it’s a little, gold-toned eyepiece designed to improve focusing capabilities. Meticulously designed one at a time, the Walter Contrast Lens is a multi-coated optic, specially tinted to improve contrast when looking through the viewfinder. Wrapped inside of a ‘Gun Kote’ brass, the curved lens gives a larger, clearer view than the original Walter Eyepiece. Currently it’s available for a ‘special…
  • Lens Between Us: Couple Documents Their Travels with Simultaneous Portraits of Each Other

    <a href=''>DL Cade</a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Globe-trotting photographer couple Peter Sedlacik and Zuzu Galova have found a fun way to document their travels around the world. Wherever they are, they face each other, frame up a great composition, and take a picture of each other… taking a picture of each other. Thus was born the photo series/project Lens Between Us, which is quickly scooping up followers on Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram alike. The resulting diptychs are creative, well-composed, and whimsical in the best way. A tribute to how their focus is always on each other, the images are part travel photography, part…
  • Video: Why Some Photographers ‘Can’t Stop Shooting Film’

    <a href=''>Gannon Burgett</a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    In terms of marketshare, it’s rather obvious digital photography has the upper hand. Whether it’s convenience or other reasons, digital seems to make sense for many for its flexibility across the board. But, despite vast advantages of a digital workflow, there are those still dedicated to analogue photography. In an attempt to understand why it is some photographers are dedicated to film, wedding photographer and filmmaker Amrit Vatsa took a look into the art form that is analogue photography. In the above video, a 3-Minute Stories piece, film photographer Edson Dias (pictured above)…
  • ‘Urban Isolation’ Follows a Skateboarder Through a Cityscape Void of Human Existence

    <a href=''>Gannon Burgett</a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    The Berrics, in collaboration with has released the final installment of their REDirect series, an 11-piece video collection created to celebrate the niche of skateboard filmmaking. The final piece, shown above, is aptly titled Urban Isolation. Directed, filmed and edited by renowned skateboard filmmaker Russel Houghten, Urban Isolation follows around a lone skateboarder, skating the empty bridges, streets and overpasses of an otherwise busy cityscape void of any other human life. While the concept itself is an incredible feat, the follow-through of production is extremely well done,…
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  • New Abstract Photograph: Harmony

    Nat Coalson
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    This is another fine art abstract photograph I made in the underground cellar of a historic building in Barcelona, Spain. The picture is dominated by three large, sweeping curves. The interiors of the curves are filled with luminous fields of colour in blue, pink and purple hues. Around the outside of the frame, the colours blend into rich gold and green hues.Imagery can evoke powerful emotions and memories. Sometimes, as with this picture, the feelings are pleasant and harmonious … yet ethereal and undefined. The abstract forms presented here are reminiscent of beautiful things like…
  • New Landscape Photograph: The Bass Rock

    Nat Coalson
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:31 am
    This landscape photograph shows Bass Rock, off the coast of North Berwick, Scotland, with a lone gannet flying in the blue sky.Bass Rock is a steep-sided volcanic rock, 107 meters (351 ft) at its highest point. It is home to the world’s largest single rock colony of gannets, with over 150,000 birds. Viewed from the mainland, the surface of the rock appears white due to the number of birds and their droppings.The rock is currently uninhabited, but historically has been settled by an early Christian hermit, and later was the site of an important castle, which was later used as a…
  • New Abstract Photograph: La Hermosa Música

    Nat Coalson
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    I made this fine art abstract photograph at the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Spain. (OK… just this once, I will tell you what it is: stained glass windows reflected on metallic wall tiles.) The picture is bold and dramatic, dominated by multicolored squares of varying sizes set against deep black. This image is well suited as decorative art for contemporary interiors. Fine art prints are available in any size and on any material. Also available as a mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Please contact us for your custom order. Click the image…
  • New Abstract Photograph: Artigianale V

    Nat Coalson
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:23 am
    I made this fine art abstract photograph in the underground cellar of a 19th century building in Barcelona, Spain. The vertical format, featuring strong, diagonal graphics, creates a lot of visual energy. The color palette is comprised of earth tones and ruddy hues in brush strokes set against a background of light gold with a very subtle grid pattern. This image is available for purchase as a fine art print in any size and on any material. It works exceptionally well in contemporary interiors and hospitality settings. It’s also available as a mixed media Original on canvas, hand…
  • New Abstract Photograph: Heaven and Earth

    Nat Coalson
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:20 am
    This abstract photograph evokes ethereal feelings of gentle floating. I made this picture in Lecce, Italy.A soft palette of pastel blues and earth tones is arranged in a flowing, horizontal orientation that divides the picture in equal, vertical halves.This minimalist artwork is available as a fine art print in any size and on any material, including mixed media Original on canvas with acrylic embellishing. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
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    The Right Blue

  • A Queen Conch snail, giving us the eye

    26 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Eyes and proboscis of a Queen Conch (Strombus gigas)by B. N. SullivanConch shells, like all seashells, are created by secretions from the mantle of the snail that lives inside. This happens gradually, over the snail's lifetime.  Most people have seen empty Conch shells, yet few have seen the snails that are the natural inhabitants of those large, heavy shells.  Fewer still realize that those critters have wonderful stalked eyes. All of the snails in the family Strombidae, to which Conchs belong, have these stalked eyes.  If you come across a live Conch shell while diving, you…
  • Moon Jelly (Aurelia aurita)

    19 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Moon Jelly (Aurelia aurita)by B. N. SullivanThis week we commemorate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing  (by Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969) with a photo of a Scyphozoan known as the Moon Jelly.  Jellies of the genus Aurelia are common in coastal waters worldwide, including the Arctic. In the photo you can see the four oral arms suspended from the body of the jelly, arranged around the critter's mouth.  Along the edge of the bell of the Moon Jelly are tiny hair-like tentacles -- not really visible in this photo.  Both the tentacles and the oral arms…
  • The Spiny Puffer's Message: You can't touch this!

    12 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Spiny Balloonfish (Diodon holocanthus)by B. N. SullivanYou can't touch this... and you definitely can't swallow it!That is the message that fishes in the Spiny Puffer family attempt to transmit to potential predators.  While other creatures defend themselves from predators by fleeing, or hiding, or with camouflage, members of this family (Diodontidae) inflate themselves.  In addition, evolution has armed these guys with another feature: rigid spines all over their bodies that are erected when the fish inflates. The Spiny Puffer's spines actually are like specialized scales. When the…
  • Blue Snowflake Coral (Sarcothelia edmonsoni), a Hawaiian endemic

    5 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    Blue Snowflake Coral (Sarcothelia edmonsoni), a Hawaiian endemic Octocoralby B. N. SullivanThe underwater landscape in Hawaii is not known for the presence of soft corals. There are hard, stony corals aplenty on Hawaiian reefs, but the sea plumes, colorful Nephtheid soft corals, and sea fans found on most other tropical reefs around the world are largely absent in Hawaii.The pretty blue Octocoral pictured above is one of relatively few soft coral species that live in Hawaiian waters.  Some soft corals in Hawaii are not seen by divers because they grow at depths beyond…
  • Fine perch for a sea turtle

    28 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    Green Sea Turtle perched on the coral at Pulau Sipadan, Malaysiaby B. N. SullivanSea turtles have a knack for finding comfy resting places on the reef.  Earlier this year I posted a photo of a turtle who had plopped down on a bed of soft corals to take her rest.  Here we have another Green Sea Turtle, perched this time on a table coral that jutted out from a steep bank. We spotted this turtle at the outset of our dive, and as we passed by the same spot about an hour later on our way back to the boat, she was there again -- or still! -- surveying the scene.  She looked so comfy…
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    H&H Color Lab

  • The H&H Connection – August 2014

    H&#38;H Color Lab
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:21 am
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  • Photography Training Tuesday – H&H Schools Update!

    H&#38;H Color Lab
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Today’s Training Opportunity 1.  Important update to hhschools.  As the school season begins for many next week, hhschools is ready to support your school needs.  Please open hhschools and update to version 1.0.71.  You will find details of the release and links to training videos below. In this update, you will find the following new products and improvements:   New Features   Import option – added import of jpg & fields files for custom ID cards directly into the appropriate folders. Completed the list of ID Cards available:Digital Press – Studio Background…
  • Wedding Albums and Books for the Professional Photographer

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
      Wedding Albums and Books for the Professional Photographer Fulfilling our clients needs, not just their wants I have to be honest. I didn’t think about the value of an album until later in my life. However, they surrounded me growing up. My mom and dad had a beautiful wedding album and so did my grandparents. I took them for granted, until 2009. We had been in the wedding business 2 years and I wasn’t really selling albums. I would sell my services and then the disk, and every now and again a bride would buy an album with her wedding, but it wasn’t something I pushed for or even…
  • Free Marketing Webinar and Transitioning from Roes to hhstudio

    H&#38;H Color Lab
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    Today we have two training opportunities for you! Free Marketing Webinar through PPA Today at 2pm Eastern Check out our new training video- “Transitioning from Roes to hhstudio”   Free Webinar Today!       PPA Webinar Today: 6 Ways to Build Your Studio’s Business Through Networking! For details on the program CLICK HERE! July 22– 2 pm ET With Bruce Hudson, M.Photog.Cr. Josh Hudson Skill Level(s): All FREE for PPA Members and Non-Members Call 800-786-6277 to register     Transitioning from Roes to hhstudio     Are you transitioning to…
  • How to Use Facebook Advertising to Boost Your Photography Business

    Georgia McCabe
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
    Facebook advertising is becoming much more critical to your success as a photographer.  Did you know that there are over a billion people using Facebook, and Facebook lets you put up ads to reach just about any group of people you can imagine depending on what goals you are trying to achieve. You can reach a specific audience with a targeted message,  anywhere, with a very short setup time. It’s easy to do once you know the basics and some tips for a successful ad campaign. That’s why I am developing a three part blog series – How to use Facebook Advertising to boost your…
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    Jim's Photoblog

  • Stuttgart 21: Construction without consensus

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    The time is rife. After years of photographing the changes in the city of Stuttgart that this massive project have brought with it, I am finally going to be able to show a selection of these pictures in a solo exhibition in Freibug.   Too many people failed to take seriously the plans put forth by the Deutsche Bahn and the city of Stuttgart for a complete overhaul of the terminal train station here. The 16 tracks will be squeezed into an underground tunnel just wide enough for 8 tracks and will run perpendicular to the present train lines. The real estate that has been…
  • Exhibition 4

    23 Jun 2014 | 9:41 am
    The One Night Stand at Café BabelCanvases by Adi (4), Christel (2) and me (from the right)The Transatlantic Art ConneXion, which meets at least once a month in the DAZ in Stuttgart, organized and put on an art happening for the third time as part of the American Days on May 22, 2014. We decided on one central theme for the evening and one format. We have used the square format in previous shows and will offer our artwork to the Museum Ritter near Stuttgart, which specializes in all things in a square format.Sabine did a wonderful job of capturing the evening's theme "Connections" in her…
  • Exhibition 3

    22 Jun 2014 | 9:02 am
     Diverse PerspectivesJoel Micah Miller, Jim Martin, Edwige Damron, Uka Meissner-deRuiz, Martin Greeson and Jim PalikThe big show at the Café Künstlerbund was a success due to the terrific people who organized it and participated in it.Jim Palik and Uka Meissner-deRuiz were the veterans among us, each of them having over 50 years' experience as a photographer! We hung the show on May 18, 2014, and will take the pictures down a week from today on June 29.Jim helped Uka transport her huge picturesBernd Mückenhaupt, also a photographer and member of the Künstlerbund, helped us hang…
  • American Days 2014, Exhibitions 1 & 2

    17 Jun 2014 | 9:44 am
    Last month I was able to reap the rewards from months (and years) of work. I was privileged to be asked to show in four exhibitions at one time.The first was in the prison in Heimsheim (no cameras allowed, thus no pictures here), where I showed five of my black/white prints from my recent street photography production. This one was chosen to hang in the front hall where visitors go in and out. I had actually chosen the theme "In and out" for my images, and came up with a group that worked well together.The next show went up at the DAZ as part of the American Days celebration. There I hung…
  • I found Vivian Maier

    13 May 2014 | 3:06 pm
    I'm a supporter of crowd-funding activities. A couple of years ago when I was thinking about doing a Kickstarter project and while I was funding a few more (still waiting for a DVD and a CD), I saw Jon Maloof's project about Vivian Maier. I was fascinated.Last week I was fortunate enough to see a sneak-preview of "Finding Vivian Maier" and am still intrigued by the woman and her work. The movie shows many of her brilliant photographs interwoven among interviews with people who knew her during her life and with narration by John Maloof, who discovered her oeuvre after she had died. Having kept…
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  • Back From The Netherlands

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:38 am
    I just returned from a very nice one week stay in the Netherlands.  This wasn’t a photo trip, but I did bring along my small mirrorless camera and managed to take a few shots while touring.  This one is from the walkway on the outside of the Euromast in Rotterdam showing a view towards the Erasmus Bridge. The architecture in Rotterdam was quite interesting and modern (because, unlike Amsterdam, most of the city was destroyed in bombing runs during WW II). Erasmus Bridge Copyright Howard Grill
  • Quick Quotes: Minor White

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:37 am
    “When you approach something to photograph it, first be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence. Then don’t leave until you have captured its essence.” Minor White I ran across this quote and had to write about it because it reminds me very much of my teacher, the late Nancy Rotenberg, and her philosophy about photographing …… that to make a good photograph you must go ‘beyond the handshake’. It is, of course, extremely difficult to capture the essence of a subject, but being still with yourself certainly seems…
  • Inversions

    17 Jul 2014 | 1:57 am
    In my post entitled “Interesting Things Everywhere”, I described how using Photoshop’s invert command converted an abstract image I had made into a much more interesting photograph.  As such, I thought it might prove interesting to try it with my black and white flower images, perhaps one that was particularly abstract appearing. The inversion yielded quite an interesting result with this mum, at least I think so. As a friend of mine pointed out, the inverson seems to really make the spirals far more apparent than in the original, which is below the inversion. I wonder if…
  • A Request

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    Lately I have been rethinking my website options.  A few years back I designed my current website using Dreamweaver in order to creat a site with my own vision.  My idea was to present more than just images……to also present some of the thoughts and ideas behind the projects as well as specific information and stories about each image to allow greater reader ‘involvement’.  However, the downside to this approach is that it is more difficult and requires more time to update in terms of adding new images, removing older ones etc.  In addition it is difficult to keep…
  • Technibition

    5 Jul 2014 | 1:38 am
    Technibition……sure it’s a word.  But I wouldn’t try using it in Scrabble just yet because I just coined the term.  So do your best to make it go viral and don’t forget to attribute it to me! What is technibition?  It is when the various choices made available by technology leads to the ‘paralysis of analysis’.  Perhaps it can best be explained by example.  You are out in the field and presented with a beautiful landscape.  In the old 35mm slide days you found the best composition and took the shot after deciding on the appropriate aperture and…
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    International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

  • Real Wedding | London, United Kingdom | London Wedding Photographer Adam Aziz

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Adam Aziz, London, United Kingdom Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: Greenford Hall London Wedding Date: September 15, 2013 Client Names: Prathadsan & Piradipaa Real Wedding Description Its always a pleasure to shoot a Tamil wedding ceremony, The ceremony is very traditional, all family members wear traditional outfit. photos ©Adam Aziz Wedding Photographer Contact Information Adam Aziz| London, United Kingdom wedding photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Snapzp Photography | Email: | Phone: +07868662113 Wedding…
  • Real Wedding | West Texas | Texas Wedding Photographer Kristin Bednarz

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Kristin Bednarz, West Texas Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Walnut Tree Weddings and Events Wedding Date: June 21, 2014 Client Names: Paige & Dylan Real Wedding Description Paige and Dylan were married at the gorgeous wedding venue, Walnut Tree, in Olton, Texas. High school sweethearts from the same area, you can bet they had a lovely turn out of their closest and dearest friends! Olton is quite a drive from Lubbock, but honestly, the guests didn’t mind. These two are worth it. Fabulous food, a lovely cake, and bug spray to keep the…
  • Real Wedding | Sea Breeze Jewish Center, New York | New York Wedding Photographer Emin Kuliyev

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Emin Kuliyev, New York City Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: Sea Breeze Jewish Center – 311 Sea Breeze Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224 Reception Location: Onegin Restaurant – 391 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10014 Wedding Date: February 23, 2014 Client Names: Julie & Marcel Real Wedding Description Best couple,best wedding, if I have a chance I will shoot this couple again. photos ©Emin Kuliyev Wedding Photographer Contact Information Emin Kuliyev | New York wedding photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Emin…
  • Real Wedding | Tuscany, Italy | Tuscany Wedding Photographer Alessandro Baglioni

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Alessandro Baglioni, Tuscany, Italy Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: La Mandriola Agriturismo in Toscana Reception Location: Italia Wedding Date: September 01, 2013 Client Names: Giovanni & Federica Real Wedding Description Francesca Ferrucci (wedding planner and Federica’s sister): “When the bride, my sister Federica, more than one year ago, asked me to organize her wedding, she had in her mind the perfect image of her dreamed wedding: an outdoor wedding ceremony under the sunny Tuscan hills around Volterra, a typical Tuscan farm and an al…
  • Real Wedding | New Delhi, India | New Delhi Wedding Photographer Rishabh Sood

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Rishabh Sood, New Delhi, India Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: New Delhi, India Reception Location: New Delhi, India Location: India Wedding Date: June 08, 2012 Client Names: Arjun and Natasha Real Wedding Description Arjun and Natasha got married in New Delhi in April 2014. photos ©Rishabh Sood Wedding Photographer Contact Information Rishabh Sood | New Delhi, India wedding photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Candid Tales | Email: | Phone: +919868164136 Wedding Photographer Contact Information Rishabh Sood | New Delhi,…
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    Larry Lourcey Photography

  • Print Competition DVD Now Available

    15 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    Ready To Up Your Game? There is no question that photographic competitions are one of the best ways to improve your photography. The bad part is, there can be a bit of a learning curve. I’ve seen both sides of the process, both as someone who enters competitions and as someone who judges competitions. After several years of judging, I’ve noticed that new photographers tend to make the same mistakes over and over again. I put this video together to help you get a good start.  Basically, it is all the stuff that I wish I knew when I was starting out.  Trust me, if you watch these…
  • Off The Record: Adude Insane

    21 Apr 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Bowie Time The time has come to release another addition to my Off The Record project.  This time, we decided to take a crack at David Bowie’s iconic “Aladdin Sane” album cover from way back in 1973.  Brian Duffy’s original creation featured a startling portrait of makeup-clad Bowie in a version of his Ziggy Stardust persona. Seemed like a good one to work on! The Plan Aladdin Sane by Brian Duffy When I first started planning this series with my project partner Julie Spero, she told me she had the perfect person for a Bowie album cover.  Jeff is a friend of hers…
  • Off The Record: Les Adorables

    12 Apr 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The Next Album As we work our way through the Off The Record Project, I thought it was time to mix in a fairly modern album – a movie soundtrack actually.  While the Les Miserables soundtrack isn’t necessarily an “iconic” album, it is definitely a very recognizable cover.  On top of that, it is actually a pretty cool portrait. Trying to survive the Hurricane! The setup was pretty easy- light the model and hit her with some air to make the hair fly around.  Turns out it took a little more air than I had thought.  By the time things were finished, we had her mom…
  • Time To Smile

    9 Apr 2014 | 2:37 pm
    It is that time of year! This year, our studio is once again participating in Celebration of Smiles- a promotion to raise money and awareness for Operation Smile.  The Professional Photographers of America have participated in this for the past several years and this will be our third Celebration. Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe.  $240 can help provide a cleft lip or cleft palate surgery. This surgery can change a child’s life forever and can take as few as 45 minutes. Contributions…
  • Meet The Beatles Fans

    13 Mar 2014 | 7:04 pm
    With The Beatles When I first started this Off The Record Project, I knew one of the albums I needed to include was the iconic cover of the Beatles first US album, “Meet The Beatles”.  It is a very distinctive look that most rock and roll fans recognize instantly.  I thought it would be fun to recreate the cover using photographer friends who were big Beatles fans. The Original Album The setup was pretty easy, just a simple split-light portrait in a very low-key setting. I didn’t even have to have them all here at once- which was nice, since these guys all have crazy…
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    David's Simple Photography

  • Welcome to London – A Hyperlapse Feature

    David L. Tong
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Gorgeous hyperlapse of modern London, superb composition and timing, enjoy! Check the Full Post
  • How to Enable WiFi Shooting with Older Cameras

    David L. Tong
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:59 am
    Until you’ve experience the convenience of having your files transferred to your computer in near-real time, you won’t appreciate how much time you’ll save with this workflow. Check out how you can use an Eye-Fi card to support this feature for older cameras. Check the Full Post
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    Echo - Pixpa Blog

  • In The Spotlight: Cameron Mehl

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:43 am
    Cameron Mehl is a US based commercial photographer who happens to have varied worldly interests. We got a chance to talk to him and know his story. He tells us how his family/friends encouraged him from the beginning in following his heart and pursuing photography. They continue to be the constant pillar of support. Cameron believes that science and photography can work together. He worked for CURE, an NGO for organising and empowering the poor. In his work at CURE,