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  • Fuji X-T1 in the hands of a woman and a Boudoir Photographer

    Faby and Carlo
    Carlo Nicora
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    I have recently met the magic of the new Fuji X-T1 and the Fuji completely new way of connecting with photographers onto a level that no camera company had done before and I fell in love. The Fuji X-T1 is the result of a concerted effort to produce true magic and give total freedom to professional photographers to be creative without hassle. Effortlessly. Efficiently. Easily. The new Fuji X-T1 is a beautiful tool that can create nothing less than pure love. I used to be a Canon shooter, but I am officially not anymore. Now I am a totally Fuji lover and supporter. The beautiful new Fuji X-T1…
  • Photoshop / LR / LR mobile $9.99!

    Moose Peterson's Website
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Still a great deal, still available, $9.99 a month!
  • The Cool List of Photography Jokes
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    I love how so many jobs have specific inside jokes and I realized that photography is one of the most sought after jobs on the planet and that there are countless pros in the business. So I went online digging for some awesome jokes about photographers. Some of them had me laughing for minutes, others just got me thinking with a smile on my face. None of them belong to me and like most jokes, they belong to folklore. Photography folklore in this case. I couldn’t resist sharing them with you guys, so here they are. Two photographers are in the men’s room at the urinal. One guy is a…
  • How to do Dreamy Landscape Photography with a Neutral Density Filter

    Digital Photography School
    John Barbiaux
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    16mm lens, ISO 100, f/13, 2 second exposure Perhaps one of the most overlooked and undervalued tools you can own as a photographer is a Neutral Density filter (ND Filter) or Graduated ND Filter. In fact, if photography is considered painting with light then a ND filter would be considered the brush tip. You see, different paint brush tips can be used to regulate, if you will, the amount of paint you apply with each stroke – just like different Neutral Density or Graduated ND filters can be used to regulate the amount of light you allow to enter your camera. What is a Neutral Density…
  • Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lab test report

    Digital Photography Review
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' is a fast normal prime for full frame cameras, with an unusually complex optical design. Its premium price tag of $950 / £850 makes it substantially more expensive than either its predecessor, or Canon and Nikon's 50mm F1.4 lenses. However Sigma's recent high-end offerings such as the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM and 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM have been truly excellent, so how does the new 50mm measure up? See the lens test data and our analysis
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    In Focus

  • Battling for Control of Eastern Ukraine

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    For the past few weeks, armed groups of pro-Russian men have been storming and seizing government buildings in towns across eastern Ukraine. Angered by the new pro-western Ukrainian government and emboldened by Russia's annexation of Crimea, these groups are demanding separation from Ukraine. Ukraine's new government has asked for western assistance, as it tries to recapture police stations airbases and other government properties -- without resorting to violence which may trigger a Russian response. Russian president Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine's new authorities of driving the country…
  • South Korea Ferry Sinks, Hundreds Missing

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:56 am
    Yesterday, off the coast of South Korea, a large passenger ferry named the Sewol sank in calm seas, while carrying more than 450 passengers, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island. Officials currently confirm only 164 have been rescued, another four listed as killed, leaving approximately 300 passengers still missing. By nightfall, the Sewol had turned upside down, sinking nearly completely below the surface -- only a small part of its bow still visible. Reuters quoted one survivor as saying "The on-board announcement told people to stay put... people who stayed…
  • Scenes of Spring

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    Temperatures in the northern hemisphere are finally warming, flowers are blooming, and the sunshine beckons us outside once again. On a nice spring day like today, I thought I'd share some recent colorful images of the season from Germany, Japan, Scotland, the United States, and more. [28 photos] Thousands of Bluebells bloom, carpeting a forest near Halle, south of Brussels, Belgium, on April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
  • Fire Destroys 2,000 Houses in Valparaiso

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    In the port city of Valparaiso, Chile, a massive fire started late Saturday. Fueled by strong winds, flames swept across hilly residential areas, destroying more than 2,000 houses and killing at least 12. Firefighters battled the blaze throughout the weekend and are still extinguishing isolated hot spots. Today, some Valparaiso residents are being allowed to return to their homes to assess the damage, recover what they can, and plan their next steps. [32 photos] Embers are carried by high winds as a large forest fire reaches urban areas in Valparaiso, Chile, on April 13, 2014. Authorities say…
  • A Hundred-Pound Suit of Bees

    11 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm
    On Wednesday, on a hill in China's Chongqing municipality, 34-year-old beekeeper She Ping covered himself in 460,000 bees weighing 45.65kg (100 pounds) in a publicity stunt to promote his honey sales. The bee suit fell well short of the record 135 lbs claimed by India's Vipin Seth, according to Guinness. Ping claims he was stung about 20 times during the 40-minute stunt. [12 photos] She Ping, a 34 year-old beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China's Chongqing municipality on April 9, 2014. Ping released more than 460,000 bees, using queen bees to attract them…
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    The Big Picture

  • Boston Marathon bombings: One year later

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:28 pm
    On a windy and rainy day in Boston, the city marked a year since the attack at the Marathon. Two homemade bombs killed three and injured more than 250 people near the finish line last year. Symbolic events took place today culminating with a flag-raising ceremony and moment of silence. --Lloyd Young (20 photos total) Meaghan Melly, center, was not able to finish the Boston Marathon last year due to the bombings, she plans to run and finish it next week with her father. (Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe)
  • Scenes from the 2014 Masters Golf Tournament

    11 Apr 2014 | 6:07 pm
    The 78th Masters Tournament started on April 10 among the colorful flora of the Augusta National Golf Club. The well-kept grounds of the course make a great backdrop for photographing the sport, and the good weather helps with interesting shadows and warm sunlight. --Leanne Burden Seidel (31 photos total) Stewart Cink of the United States hits his second shot on the second hole during the first round of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10 in Augusta, Georgia. (Harry How/Getty Images)
  • Survival in the Amazon

    9 Apr 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Many indigenous groups, including the Huni Kui, Ashaninka, and Madija, live in villages in the Brazilian rainforest near the border with Peru. Over the past three years, the Ashaninka and Madija say that they have seen more and more incursions on their territory from uncontacted tribes, defined by Survival International as groups who have no peaceful contact with mainstream society. The "Bravos," or "Braves," as uncontacted Indians are called in the region, carry out raids on other villages, putting the communities along the Envira River on permanent alert. Leaders of the Ashaninka tribe have…
  • The Rwandan Genocide: 20 years later

    7 Apr 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, where at least 800,000 people - mostly ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus - died at the hands of Hutu extremists. As survivors of the genocide recounted their memories of the killings and of survival, several people were overcome with grief, screaming and crying uncontrollably with medical staff helping to carry them out and to provide counseling. Official mourning, which began three months ago with a flame of remembrance touring towns and villages across the nation, culminated Monday with the arrival of the torch at the national…
  • Earthquake off the coast of Chile

    3 Apr 2014 | 4:06 pm
    A powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Chile coast late April 1 that caused a small tsunami. Six people died and over 900,00 residents were evacuated along the coast. Strong aftershocks shook the region for the following days, including a 7.2 magnitude quake a day later. --Leanne Burden Seidel (28 photos total) Fishermen look to salvage any remains destroyed overnight in the port of Iquique, in northern Chile, on April 2, after a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast. An 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit Chile late Tuesday, killing at least six people and generating…
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    Digital Photography Review

  • Helping children one print at a time

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    National Geometric is a social enterprise that brings a personal touch to charitable giving. Through the sales of single-edition, 10x15 prints of a person with a specific need, National Geometric helps provide food, water, medical care, tuition for school, and other basic necessities. The cost of each photograph reflects the amount needed to help the person in the photograph. Learn more
  • Google Camera app now on Kitkat and adds Lytro-like effect

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    So far Google's in-house camera app has only been available on Nexus devices but now a new version of the app is available to anyone in the Google Play Store. The app only works on devices running Android Kitkat 4.4 but Google is planning to make it work on older versions too. It comes with a minimalist design and a brand new feature called Lens Blur to simulate shallow depth-of-field. Learn more
  • 1991 Nikon-Kodak hack was first DSLR in space

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    What was the first digital camera in space? It turns out in 1991 NASA sent a modified Nikon F3 with small Kodak CCD sensor and external processing unit on a shuttle mission. Called the Hawkeye II, this system used a RS-232 serial port to connect to its external gear. Kodak would use this platform as the basis for the DCS system, the first commercially available digital camera. Learn more
  • Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lab test report

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' is a fast normal prime for full frame cameras, with an unusually complex optical design. Its premium price tag of $950 / £850 makes it substantially more expensive than either its predecessor, or Canon and Nikon's 50mm F1.4 lenses. However Sigma's recent high-end offerings such as the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM and 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM have been truly excellent, so how does the new 50mm measure up? See the lens test data and our analysis
  • Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' real-world samples gallery

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    The 50mm F1.4 DG HSM is Sigma's latest fast normal prime for full-frame cameras, and one of the most hotly-anticipated lenses of the year. But how does it perform in real-world use?  We've been using the lens for a couple of days, and put together a gallery of samples. We've concentrated on large-aperture shots to show sharpness and bokeh, but have also included several taken at smaller apertures. See photos
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Got My Synology NAS Up and Running (plus some other Friday stuff)

    Scott Kelby
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Above: That’s not my office behind me. That’s Photoshop User magazine editor Chris Main. You’re only seeing a small part of his sci-fi collection. His office is like an action figure wonderland. Above: Now, does this thing go inside this thingy? Feel the roar of 24 Terabytes of sweet storage. Yeah, baby!Above: A rare sight — me in the server room. Even rarer — me plugging in an Ethernet cable. Psyched to get my new Synology NAS set-up yesterday RC helped me get it set-up but honestly, it was a breeze (had I known it would be so simple, I would have done it myself). The…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Photoshop for Lightroom Users eBook – $12.99 Have you been on the fence about picking up Scott’s latest book, Photoshop for Lightroom Users? Now’s the time to grab it! It’s this week’s Peachpit eBook Deal of the Week, and it can be yours for just $12.99! It’s on sale until Saturday, so get it before it’s too late. And leave a comment for your chance to win a free copy of the eBook!Picture Perfect Beach Portraits with Tamara Lackey Join Tamara Lackey on the beach in her latest KelbyOne class, Picture Perfect Beach Portraits, to learn how to create…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Douglas Sonders!

    Brad Moore
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    In many of my workshops, photography career articles, and classes, I’ll often share with my students the one amazing tool that will revolutionize their work, help attract new clients, and keep their spirits positive all at once. It’s personal work. Sure, maybe you’ve heard this before, but maybe you haven’t heard the true significance of why doing ongoing personal photoshoots are so important for you. For me, doing this has made my entire career.The past year has thankfully been very good business-wise (I’m a commercial photographer and video producer), but as we all know, we…
  • Big App News: Your “most requested” feature is now here And so is our Android Version (finally!)

    Scott Kelby
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Big, big App news today for KelbyOne subscribers as we’ve just released a major update to the KelbyOne App for IOS, and it includes the #1 most-requested feature by our members: the ability to take a class “off-line” so you can watch it on a flight, or during a commute, or any time you don’t have access to wireless.This new version has already been released (along with a bunch of other happy new features), and it’s available free to KelbyOne Subscribers from App Store for iPad.Oh I can’t believe this day is finally here — we have an Android version!
  • Perhaps my most revealing interview ever

    Scott Kelby
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Last week, while we were all at Photoshop World, the always amazing Karen Hutton released an interview she did with me on her show “The Chat” and of all the interviews I’ve ever done, a lot of folks have told me this was the most revealing. I wouldn’t’ know, because I haven’t been able to bring myself to watch the interview because of something that happened to me during the interview as it went to a place I was not expecting, or prepared to go.Anyway, I shared it on social last week when she posted it, but I wanted to share it here with my readers who have…
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  • The Ricoh GR

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:37 am
    The Ricoh GR IV Digital has been my go to point and shoot camera for the past two years.  It is often in my camera bag and a camera I use when I am with out with my family and just want some quick snaps without the hassle of lugging along my Hasselblad or Leicas.   The Ricoh are my favorite point and shoots.  The GR came out last year.   The big difference with this new GR vs. the previous GR IV Digital is image quality.  The sensor is a massive improvement allowing for higher ISO, bigger images and better night shooting. I wasn’t planning to upgrade but I stopped to look.  I had…
  • Changing the routine

    12 Apr 2014 | 4:29 am
    One thing photographers can struggle with from time to time is inspiration.  Especially for those of us that photography is a hobby.   Where can I go shoot?   What can I shoot?   When can I shoot? I am often shooting on my commute to and from work.  A great way to bring some inspiration to my commute is to switch focal length.  I always shoot prime lenses (fixed focal length) and simply changing lens can bring an entirely new perspective to a familiar place.   The benefit of shooting primes for me is you learn to ‘see’ at a given focal length and then when you switch from…
  • Inspiration and Lifestyle

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    I often hear from people that this is better than that.  I should get this this camera or rather than that camera.  For me what I want is something that fits my life style that inspires me to shoot.   Both of these points are very important to me and my photography. Fitting my lifestyle means I need something that is portable that I can easily carry with me as I got about my day.   Often my day is commuting to and from work, go to business meetings or dinners.   I do a lot of my photography during my commute.   Photographing the same path everyday can be hugely challenging and really…
  • Constant Improvement

    7 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    After seeing the fantastic shots Bellamy took of my previous cameras yesterday I decided it was time to step up my game.    Looking back at yesterday’s images I posted a lot of the subtle charm of the camera is missing because I didn’t have a good location for shooting images of the camera so I needed to covert them to black and white and process a bit to get a good image.   This is one thing I love about the online community.  We share, we learn from each other, and we improve. ShootTokyo for me is my platform for constant improvement.   Constantly improving the site.  …
  • The Epic Trade

    6 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    I woke up this morning trying to decide what I wanted to do with my cameras.   I was thinking last night about upgrading to a Leica MP and a Leica Type 240 and consolidating my camera collection a bit.  The more I thought about it the more a Leica MP sounded like the right choice for me.  I want the ultimate film camera for my style of photography. A Leica M type 240 however is not such a good deal as the additional functionality it comes with I don’t really need.   I love my Leica M9-P and just cannot justify upgrading it.  I decided to see if Bellamy at Japan Camera…
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  • The Cool List of Photography Jokes

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    I love how so many jobs have specific inside jokes and I realized that photography is one of the most sought after jobs on the planet and that there are countless pros in the business. So I went online digging for some awesome jokes about photographers. Some of them had me laughing for minutes, others just got me thinking with a smile on my face. None of them belong to me and like most jokes, they belong to folklore. Photography folklore in this case. I couldn’t resist sharing them with you guys, so here they are. Two photographers are in the men’s room at the urinal. One guy is a…
  • You won’t like these things, but you have to do them

    14 Apr 2014 | 3:18 pm
    If you really want a shot at making a name for yourself in photography, you are going to do things you won’t like. It’s not all about the talent, getting the pretty picture and hoping the right people will see it and give you a call. Prepare yourself to become familiar with some of the things that will most likely make you miserable, but are also indispensable to your success as a photographer. Accounting A lot of photographers think it’s easy to keep a small business going. Well it’s not, and accounting is part of the dirty work. Why not just hire an accountant you say? Because you…
  • Reasons Why Professional Photographers Cannot Work for Free

    11 Apr 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Dear potential photo buyer, If you have been directed to this page, it is likely that you have requested the use of an image or images for free or minimal compensation. As professional photographers, we receive requests for free images on a regular basis. In a perfect world, each of us would love to be able to respond in a positive manner and assist, especially with projects or efforts related to areas such as education, social issues, and conservation of natural resources. It is fair to say that in many cases, we wish we had the time and resources to do more to assist than just send…
  • The 5 Things You Should Never Assume About Your Clients

    11 Apr 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Sometimes it can be difficult to predict the outcome of a business collaboration with someone. Clients come in many shapes and with many personalities and it’s often wise to avoid making assumptions. Many photographers and small business owners know this in theory but also find it hard not to assume anything about their customers before actually doing work for them. Here are the five assumptions you should never make about any client. They know what they need or what works for them It is one of the most common mistakes. Clients rarely know exactly what they want, unless they are an…
  • The Top 10 Composition Books

    10 Apr 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Composition is next in our series that presents the best books to learn from. It’s one of the crucial elements that make the difference between a powerful photograph and an average one. You might have some awesome light and a great subject, if your framing isn’t correct, it will just seem like a waste. Here are ten books that will teach you everything you need to know about composition. Mastering the Art of Photography Composition: Learn Tips and Tricks for Better Creative Photos for Beginners and Intermediate Photographers The book keeps it brief but it delivers the basic things you need…
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    Silber Studios

  • Rock & sport photography tips from Michael Zagaris

    12 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Michael Zagaris is a legendary rock and sports photographer heaving captured iconic photographs of rock stars — from Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, the Rolling stones, the Who and on and on. He then went on to become the team photographer for the San Francisco 49ers with images of Joe Montana and Bill Walsh to today’s team. Michael passes along his tips and advice for how he gets inside the world he is photographing. Watch and listen then go out and try what he tells you, to advance your own photography
  • Rock and sport photography tips from Michael Zagaris

    12 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Michael Zagaris is a legendary rock and sports photographer heaving captured iconic photographs of rock stars — from Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, the Rolling stones, the Who and on and on. He then went on to become the team photographer for the San Francisco 49ers with images of Joe Montana and Bill Walsh to today’s team. Michael passes along his tips and advice for how he gets inside the world he is photographing. Watch and listen then go out and try what he tells you, to advance your own photography
  • Joe McNally's Tips For Great Lighting

    18 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 30 years. He has shot cover stories for TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, New York and Entertainment Weekly. He gave us some fantastic tips on lighting--speaking its language and how to improve your photography,that will help photographers of all levels.  
  • Should Your Guests Take Pictures at Your Wedding Ceremony?

    18 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The topic of wedding guests taking photos at the ceremony, has started to gain more and more interest in the last couple of years.  I was just getting started in the industry and was second shooting for another photographer  the first time I saw a wedding where the guests were NOT allowed to take photos at the ceremony. The minister announced that the bride requested that all cell phones and cameras be turned off. In this particular case, I was a bit turned off myself by the idea. I thought maybe because the delivery was a bit harsh and abrupt. I was thinking about how if I was at the…
  • Getting Your Photography Groove on

    8 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The Beatles on Ed Sullivan Watching the 50th anniversary of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, I couldn’t help but remember all those images that coincide with the soundtrack of my life that was generated by those 4 amazing artists. Do you remember Joe Holmes telling me the major inspiration for his photography was born out  of the Beatles’ last concert  in San Francisco at Candlestick park?  I must say this really surprised me: I expected him to tell me it was some sort of fairly conservative element. Instead he said it was the sheer raw enthusiasm that was being generated by the…
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  • Your Quest for Success

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:16 am
    Image by Mark Seligar Jim Morton and I have been good friends for a lot of years, starting out when I joined Hasselblad in 1987.  We worked directly together for twelve years.  Over those years we worked with thousands of photographers, spending a lot of time at conventions, trade shows and on the road with Hassselblad University. This was all back in the days of film and the world was actually a much bigger place than it is today. You didn't have the ability to email or Skype, let alone free calling to any place in the US or even other countries. There was no Facebook, no Twitter,…
  • From the Archives...Outstanding Images

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:21 pm
    I posted this over a year ago, but the other night it was one of the Dodge ads on during the Academy of Country Music Awards...if you haven't seen it before take the time to pay attention to the images. If you have seen it again, just watch it one more time and then put a smile on your face purely out of pride for being part of an amazing industry.   I love the role photography has played in making this commercial, So God made a farmer.
  • ColorTRUE - Raising the Bar on Quality

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:18 am
    A few weeks ago I wrote a post about putting ColorTRUE to the test. Most of you know how low-tech I am, in fact, if there was a support group for the technically challenged, I'd be their poster child! The truth is, nothing could have been easier, but what I liked the most is what ColorTRUE does. It couldn't have been easier: color calibration and then black and white - X-rite, ColorMunki and the ColorTRUE software did it all. Most of you understand the importance of showing images that are calibrated beyond "eyeballing". Being shown thousands of images each year by photographers at meetings…
  • Another Great Marketing Tool: Ask for Referrals!

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:34 am
    It's a post out of the archives, but so relevant following yesterday's post on marketing to your existing client base. My good buddy Scott Bourne wrote this last September, but I want to bring it back, because so many of you need to take advantage of the concept! by Scott BourneOne of the most powerful methods working photographers can use to get new business is the referral. In these days of social networking, transparency, etc., people rely more and more on their friends' opinions when it comes to selecting a vendor.How can you get referrals? Just ask. But it's HOW you ask that counts.You…
  • Marketing Byte 108 - Take Care of Your Past Customers First

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    In 1956 an American computer scientist, Werner Buchholz coined the word "bytes".  In trying to define what I want to do with this new series, "marketing bytes" is the perfect description. Along with other writers and educators in our industry we want to give you short concise concepts you can work on to build a stronger business in photography.  Illustration Credit: © Welf Aaron - I've heard so many of you talk about the need to find new clients, when most of you are sitting on a gold mine and don't realize it - your previous clients. I'm not suggesting you…
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    Stuck in Customs

  • An awesome place in Morocco

    Trey Ratcliff
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Strange cultural treatments? Below, I describe my first two hamams… Have you ever had some strange cultural experience like this? Let us know! Daily Photo – An awesome place in Morocco This is a truly beautiful place right in the middle of Chefchaouen, Morocco. I also had a hamam in here, and it was a rough one. Do you know what a hamam is? I didn't! But I had two of them in Morocco. I didn't know beforehand if it was some kind of drug or hallucinogenic thing or whatever, but I decided to go for it! It turned out not to be either of them, unfortunately. Instead, it…
  • An Amazing City of Blue

    Trey Ratcliff
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Unique Places around the World Below, you’ll see a secret place I found… any other places you know of that are amazing for photography but you never see other photographers? Let us all know first! We’ll buy some place tickets straight away! Daily Photo – An Amazing City of Blue What an amazing place this is. Chefchaouen. It's a secret place. But I don't think it will be so secret after this post. Now, naturally, there are other photographers that have been there, but it is pretty niche. Very niche. The whole time I was there, I didn't see another…
  • Arriving at the Louvre in the Late Evening

    Trey Ratcliff
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Updated the Sony A7r Review I’ve just added more photos and info to the Sony A7r Review here on the site – check it out! Does anyone know the history here? So, I do like the photo I posted today, but there is ONE thing that REALLY bothers me. When you see it, you can’t unsee it. Go ahead… take a moment to look. … Did you see it? You see how there is not real symmetry here? The triangle is right in the middle, but if you follow that hallway straight, then it is way off to the side. It’s not even close, really, even though everything else around the Louvre is…
  • The Pacific Sea Mist

    Trey Ratcliff
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    My ever-changing bags, a new problem! My camera bags keep getting smaller thanks to my smaller mirrorless cameras, but I have a new problem! I guess it’s a good problem to have because it is my quadcopter! I want to take it with me all the time when I travel now, and even though they are compact, they still require a lot of space. Thank goodness it’s not heavy, but there is still a commitment of another bag! Well… this is how it goes I guess! Daily Photo – The Pacific Sea Mist Flying along the PCH south of San Francisco, the road gets extremely curvy. I remember when I…
  • The Chateau at the End of the Lane

    Trey Ratcliff
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    From the Midnight in Paris Tutorial We did a great event last year in Paris. Most of you may already know about it, but here’s a video about it in case this is new to you! Today’s photo was taken from the event as well… Daily Photo – The Chateau at the End of the Lane You'd be amazed how inexpensive it is to rent a whole chateau for the day! There are SO MANY of them all over France, and a ton of them just sit there empty. It's so crazy-expensive to run them and maintain them that they just kind of sit there collecting dust. I was afraid that when we rented…
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    Improve Photography

  • Pet Photography 101

    Jim Harmer
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. What’s in this episode Tips for capturing unique photos of pets and animals. The super-simple flash photography technique that produces great results even on animals that won’t hold still. Tips for nailing the focus on moving animals. How to break into the business of pet photography. and more! Resources mentioned in this episode Josh Norem’s portfolio of pet photography Josh’s Pet Photography Facebook Page Smugmug Jim’s Photo Basics Crash Course…
  • Photography Questions and Answers [IP61]

    Jim Harmer
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. What’s in this episode Changing the file name of your photos for better organization Whether paying the “Adobe Tax” is worth it to buy Photoshop and Lightroom instead of using free photo editing software Setting up a photography website and more! Resources mentioned in this episode How to set up a professional photography website in 10 minutes or less Smugmug Switching from Aperture to Lightroom video Submit Questions for the Podcast How to Subscribe to the…
  • Taking Your Image Quality to the Next Level [IP60]

    Jim Harmer
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:12 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. What’s in this episode Why image quality has suddenly been such a tremendous focus for photographers in the last year Color calibrating your monitor for perfect color Whether photographers need to use auto focus fine-tune/auto-focus micro adjust Troubleshooting advanced sharpness and focus issues and more! Resources mentioned in this episode Doodad of the Week: BooksTo.Me, the service by the creators of Pro DPI that allows photographers to get a hard-bound book of their…
  • Jim’s Secret Photography Addiction [IP59]

    Jim Harmer
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:55 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. What’s in this episode Jim’s secret photography addiction How to get your photos ranked on Pixoto How photographers can sell their work as stock photography and more! Resources mentioned in this episode Submit Questions for the Podcast How to Subscribe to the Podcast on Your Phone or MP3 Player (free!) For iPhone/iPad/iPod listeners – Click here to download the Improve Photography Podcast in iTunes for free.  You’ll probably want to download the…
  • Canon’s ERR99: What it means and how to FIX IT!

    Jim Harmer
    18 Mar 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. ERR99: The dread of every photographer! No error on any camera is as dreaded as Error 99.  If you shoot Canon and haven’t seen it yet, you will.  Canons certainly aren’t any more prone to errors than any other camera brand, but they are a bit notorious for the infamous Error 99.  Learn how to fix it now so when it happens, you aren’t stuck shooting a wedding without a working camera! In short, ERR99 on your Canon camera is simply a general error.
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  • Pro Video with Mike DesRoches

    13 Apr 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Sony’s Mike DesRoches takes a few moments at NAB 2014 to discuss some of the professional video options available for still photographers looking to up their game into pro video. In this interview Mike talks about how he utilizes his FS700 with a Playstation 3 while traveling as a portable workstation for screening footage. And Sony’s “Journalists Backpack“, a product bundle designed to be an all-in-one solution for the video professional on the go.   The gear Mike discussed… The post Pro Video with Mike DesRoches appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Sony Action Cam with Christina Ann

    13 Apr 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Sony Product Information Manager Christina Ann joins me from the Sony booth at NAB 2014 for a quick chat about their newest Action Cam the AS100V. This newest Action Cam sports pro-quality features like Timecode, Advanced Steady Shot™, built-in Wi-Fi®, and XAVC S HD recording and 120/240p frame rates. It also has a splash-proof body, a built-in tripod mount and GPS tagging. The Sony Action Cam AS100V     The post Sony Action Cam with Christina Ann appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Building a Content Empire

    13 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    The mastermind behind sits down with me to discuss how he grew his site from a “stay at home Dad” hobby, into a powerful revenue generating content machine. In this interview at NAB 2014, Dave and I have an informal chat about the humble beginnings of his site, and how mainly through making smart moves, and being diligent and consistent he was able to create a valuable asset that produces a great income for him and his family. You don’t need to be an industry giant to make a living in the content marketing business, you just need to be a person with…
  • TWiP 355 – Lightroom Goes Mobile

    12 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Audio MP3Audio MP3 Guest Host: Valérie Jardin Guests:  Martin Bailey & Jeffrey Totaro This week on TWiP… Lightroom goes mobile Sony reveals the A7S Canon charging customers to repair known issues with the 1DX Note: This show was NOT recorded as a G+ Hangout so there is no video version this week. Links Mentioned in This Episode Lightroom goes mobile PDNPulse’s hands-on review of Lightroom mobile Sony reveals the A7s Frederick’s first-look at the A7s at NAB Canon allegedly charging customers to repair known issues Martin’s Pixel 2 Pigment workshop Picks of the…
  • The Sony Ecosystem

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    Ever wanted an insiders peek into the Sony video and still photography line up? Peter Crithary, Marketing Manager for Sony Professional Solutions, USA and Mark Weir, Senior Technical Manager for Sony Electronics join me to discuss some of the tools in the Sony arsenal. Peter demystifies those large cameras, who their for, and what they cost. Mark dives into details around the A7 line and give some specifics around the specs of the camera and much more.   The post The Sony Ecosystem appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • Nikon D5300 Review: Better images, better video and advanced features give this mid-range DSLR a leg up
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
        We've just published our full Nikon D5300 review, and this updated mid-level consumer DSLR takes the well-reviewed D5200 and packs in a handful of high-end features. Sporting a newly developed 24.2MP sensor without an AA filter for enhanced sharpness, and Nikon's latest EXPEED 4 processor for better high ISO handling and 1080/60p HD video, the D5300 brings a lot to the table in terms of image quality and performance. The addition of built-in Wi-Fi and GPS (a first for a Nikon DSLR) makes this compact, mid-range DSLR an excellent... (read more)
  • Canon files a patent for a new 24-70mm f/2.8 image stabilized lens
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:40 am
    Is Canon about to update its 24-70mm f/2.8 lens with image stabilization? A recently found patent suggests so, and it would fit well into the scheme that we've seen lately. Canon has already introduced image stabilization into some of its bread-and-butter lenses, including the 35mm f/2 and 28mm f/2.8 lenses. Especially with DSLR videography and the Cinema EOS series in mind, introducing more stabilized lenses would only make sense for Canon. This isn't the first such patent that we've seen from Canon. Also this year, the company filed patents for various... (read more)
  • Gear fear? Stop worrying about equipment theft with tips from Reddit
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
      Photo: Matt Biddulph, Flickr Creative Commons Ever worried about getting your gear stolen while you’re shooting in public? Rest assured, it happens much less often than you fear—but plenty of photographers can relate to the feeling. Reddit’s photography forum is sharing advice on how to get more comfortable with bringing your pricey photo equipment out in public. The original poster mentioned that he almost always leaves his Canon T4i at home because he’s constantly worried that somebody will steal it while he’s not looking. The... (read more)
  • The first third-party lens for full-frame E-mount is here, and it’s a super-fast 50mm f/0.95
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:57 am
    Good news for those already using or looking into Sony's full-frame E-mount system: the lenses available for the system have just been extended by a very interesting third-party option! Chinese manufacturer Zhongyi, who also make the Lens Turbo focal reducer for various systems including APS-C E-mount, just announced the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras. The lens is fully manual in operation, but that shouldn't be a problem thanks to Sony's wonderful focus peaking feature. Its optical formula consists of 10 elements in 7 groups,... (read more)
  • What gear do you really need for architectural photography?
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
      Photo: Balthazar Korab, Flickr Creative Commons Buildings seem like they make great models. They’ll stand in the same place until the light is perfect, and never complain. But as with most disciplines, there’s more to architectural photography than it would seem. The Phoblographer posted a list of the kind of gear that serious architectural photographers use—and it’s all medium-format equipment. It makes sense: For starters, the detail is amazing. Also, the crop factor is less than one, so lenses appear wider than their 35mm... (read more)
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 18 April 2014, Friday

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Nikon 18-55mm VR II. NEW: Nikon 18-55mm VR II Review.   Canon 320EX Flash. NEW: Canon 320EX Flash Review.  
  • 16 April 2014, Wednesday

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Nikon D3300 and included 18-55mm VR II. NEW: Nikon D3300 Plain-English User's Guide.  
  • 15 April 2014, Tuesday

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    NEW: Nikon D3300 Review.   DEAL: Canon S110 for $250.   UPDATED: Recommended Cameras.   60 Years of M LEICA M3 and collapsible 50mm f/2 SUMMICRON. I don't recall the date, but LEICA introduced the LEICA M3 and the M system sometime in the spring of 1954, making the M3, and the entire M system, now 60 years old.  
  • 14 April 2014, Monday

    13 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    1937 LEICA 50mm f/2 SUMMAR. NEW: LEICA SUMMAR 50mm f/2 Review.   1938 LEICA IIIa and its original 1937 50mm f/2 SUMMAR. NEW: LEICA IIIa Review A camera for these modern times.   It's like Sculpture Ask a sculptor, and he'll tell you that sculpture is simple. All you do is chip away all that isn't part of what you're trying to sculpt. Simply take away all the stone that isn't what you need, and you're done. Photography is the same. You have to work diligently to remove everything from your picture that isn't part of the picture. Remove all distractions and anything and everything…
  • 10 April 2014, Thursday

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Nikon 18-300mm VR. NEW: Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 VR. This new lens covers the same range as the existing 18-300mm VR, and is now 30% lighter. It's slightly slower at 300mm, f/6.3 vs. f/5.6, and the weight loss is more than worth it. It's also much smaller than the old 18-300. The old one took a 77mm filter, while this new one only needs a 67mm filter. This new 18-300m is ten ounces lighter! I usually shoot my 35/1.8 DX on DX because light weight is more important to me than crazy zoom ranges, but when I need a do-everything long range zoom, the existing 18-300mm is so good that I had no…
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    Joe Philipson

  • 1st Place “What We Do” Exhibition – BOUND

    Joe Philipson
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:01 pm
    I am happy to announce that I have been selected as winner of the 2014 What We Do which is a photography competition in the photojournalism department at my school, RIT. It such an honor to have been selected and I am so happy to share my work with you all. You can also see some of the other winners here. Also I am currently working on making a book/magazine about this subject. So I want to make a deal with you. I will send you 5 random prints from this project for $25. These are hand made by me, and I will sign them if you like. Just send me a message: jphilipson {at} gmail
  • Full Frontal Steve 2.0 (NSFW)

    Joe Philipson
    22 Mar 2014 | 12:54 pm
    For several years now, Steve has entered a photograph of himself, nude, for the annual 6×6 show in Rochester’s Contemporary Art Center. Because of this he’s become a popular entry and acquired “Full Frontal Steve” by the gallery workers. For the past couple of years I have been making Steve’s photograph. Last year, I caused a stir when I entered a photograph into a journalism competition last year in the “portraits” category, it stayed in the running until the end but I don’t think the judges were ultimately comfortable with the idea of…
  • Out in the Snow

    Joe Philipson
    20 Jan 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Today I had a great time going out and making some photographs with my RB67 medium format camera. I was able to make some winter landscapes at Genesee Vaslley Park. Also out in Scottsville I met a family on a farm who built an ice skating rink in their backyard and were skating around, eating snow, having a good time. It was a fun day out despite the 18° temperature. Now I just have to get the film developed and scanned, if all went well I’ll have some more photographs to post next soon.
  • Mummers Parade

    Joe Philipson
    17 Jan 2014 | 7:27 am
    This year was my first time ever visiting Philadelphia and my very first #Mummers Parade which occurs every New Years day and is considered to be the oldest folk festival in the United States. Working class man spend all year sewing and stitching custom-made costumes and practicing stage performances which are later performed in the streets as part of the parade. Public drinking is allowed, everyone is drunk, everyone. And the drinking starts fairly early sometimes carried over from the night before and continues well into the next morning. This is the Mardi Gras of the East Coast and I’m…
  • Polar Vortex

    Joe Philipson
    8 Jan 2014 | 7:17 am
    This was my obligatory polar vortex shot taken up at Lake Ontario North of Rochester NY.
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  • On Manufactured Opportunities

    4 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Every day I try to spend as much time walking as my schedule will allow. Ideally, I just head off into the woods and shoot for at least ten miles a day. I don't always hit that goal, but even on a bad day I'll get most of it.That's because long walks invariably pay for the time they cost in many ways: health, mental well-being, increased fitness and maybe best of all, a steady stream of ideas.Of those ideas, there is one type that constantly proves itself to be the most valuable to me as a photographer. And that is the concept of the manufactured opportunity. Read more »
  • Gulf Photo Plus 2014 Shootout Video is Live

    25 Mar 2014 | 11:05 am
    Earlier this month I had the honor to host (read: did not have to compete in) the Gulf Photo Plus 2014 Shootout, which this year featured Zack Arias vs. Sara Lando. Zack is a multi-year veteran, Sara is a newb. You'd think she'd be an easy put-down. You'd be wrong.Having been the first person to walk out on stage in the first-ever shootout in 2010, I can tell you it is absolutely terrifying. You feel as if you have made a terrible mistake, and that you have everything to lose and nothing to gain.You feel as if the creative part of your brain just announced, "Eff this. I'm outta here." and you…
  • A Guide to Lighting Indoor Sports

    25 Feb 2014 | 7:09 am
    Newspapers may be circling the drain at this point, but for 150 years they were king of the hill. And the 20 years I spent there proved to be a great ride as well as a non-stop idea lab.Today we'll take a look back at how we developed our multi-budget solutions for lighting winter indoor sports—specifically in high school gymnasiums. Lighting indoor sports opens up a whole new world as compared to trying to shoot available light. You can both freeze action and define the quality of the light in a much better way than the spotty existing overheads.And for the sake of argument, let's…
  • Yep, That's an OCF Magnet at The South Pole.

    4 Feb 2014 | 9:21 am
    Back in 2009 we had a little game going wherein people left Strobist OCF magnets at various places around the world. Some were dropped off and tweeted for the first finder to claim. Others were just placed and photo'd in what can only be considered some pretty impressive spots. One might say it even got a little competitive.Five years later, reader Sebastian Stewart has just dropped an OCF A-Bomb. He has placed an Off-Camera Flash magnet at the South Pole. Sebastian is on a team of NASA scientists who measure atmospheric conditions by shooting (frickin') lasers into the air and measuring the…
  • Winters' Road to Seeing Finally Shipping

    1 Feb 2014 | 12:25 pm
    The seemingly mythical Dan Winters: The Road to Seeing is finally, actually in stock and shipping from Amazon. But even now, over a month after release, they are saying it might take an extra 1-2 days to process. Because Curse of New Dan Winters Book, I guess.Seriously, this thing disappeared pretty much as soon as it arrived (pre-orders?) and was never planned to be a big press run. So if you want it, you best make hay while the sun shines.
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    The Luminous Landscape - What's New

  • 15 April, 2014 - Photography And The Death Of Reality

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:19 pm
      Rick Sammon seems to be everywhere these days.  He is a well known photographer that works hard and shares his experiences and knowledge generously.  His first article with Luminous-Landscape - Photography and The Death of Reality is meant to get you thinking about your photography and just how far you take your images in your own artistic quest of reality.     There aren’t too many places to slow your photography down and to work the landscape as Isle Of Skye. Come join Kevin Raber, Steve Gosling and Joe Cornish on an amazing photographic adventure to…
  • 10 April 2014 - A Trillion Trillion Terabytes

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Eric Meola a regular contributor and well known photographer from New York shares his thoughts on the journey we have all been on.  Eric shares his evolution with computers from 1989 until present in A Trillion Trillion Terabytes.  It’s an interesting perspective on a path we have all traveled.  It will make you wonder what things will be like in ten years. There aren’t too many places to slow your photography down and to work the landscape as Isle Of Skye. Come join Kevin Raber, Steve Gosling and Joe Cornish on an amazing photographic adventure to this amazing…
  • 7 April, 2014 - Isle Of Skye - Scotland Workshop

    7 Apr 2014 | 7:10 pm
      There are many special places on this planet and one of the most special for photographers is Isle Of Skye in Scotland.  Come join Kevin Raber, Steve Gosling and Joe Cornish on an amazing photographic adventure to this amazing landscape.  It gets even better as this is being held with the cooperation of Phase One as a PODAS workshop and each participant will receive a Phase One camera system to use for the duration of the workshop.  There aren’t too many better places to slow your photography down and to work the landscape as Isle Of Skye.  There isn’t a…
  • 4 April, 2014 - It's All a Blur

    3 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm
    This new article is about creating impressionistic images of subjects in motion. But before proceeding, a word of caution. These images were taken at a bull fight in Mexico. I am not a big fan of bull fighting, indeed I find them mostly unpleasant to watch. But, I accept that in some countries they are an established part of the culture and history. All of the images on this page are done in an impressionistic manner and deliberately none are gory. I have mainly focused on the horsemanship in this collection. If you are offended by the very thought of bull flighting, please do not go to this…
  • 1 April, 2014 - Announcing A Unique Swedish Troll Workshop

    31 Mar 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Iceland, Antarctica, the Amazon, not to mention the National Parks in the U.S. and Canada are old hat. Everyone has been there, done that. With this in mind, in cooperation with Swedish / Mexican photographer Lars Svenstrom we are expanding our workshop activities in 2015 to include Sweden. We will explore the deep woods on the slopes of the southern Scandia Mountains where bears, moose, wolves, wolverine and lynx roam.  And if we are really fortunate, we hope to encounter and photograph the highly elusive target of this adventure – trolls. Just a quick note to our…
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    The Online Photographer

  • A (Very) Brief and Somewhat Lighthearted History of Modes

    Michael Johnston
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    A bit of history about Modes, for those who might be new to the foregoing discussion of the Exposure Compensation dial on the Fuji X-T1. Once upon a time, a long time ago, cameras had two variable exposure controls, the shutter speed and the aperture (a third, the ASA dial, was set according to the film that was loaded, and generally not changed thereafter. When I used Plus-X, I probably went several years without ever once shifting the ASA dial off 80. Yes, 80—and we wore animal skins and conked our women over the head with clubs prior to dragging them off to the cave by their hair*).
  • What Overrides What?

    Michael Johnston
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    I seem to have stumbled into a tarpit, said the mastodon. Apparently the Great Fujifilm X-Series Exposure Compensation (EC) Dial Controversy has spilled into TOP, and lots of people have opinions about what knob or dial should do what. And I spoke too fast. It's really a question of what should do what. All I can do is explain what I would expect:  I conceive of EC controls as being primarily for the purpose of correcting metering where metered values might be wrong (i.e, when you know from experience the meter is being "fooled"); so EC is really most convenient to use with…
  • Fuji X-T1: Knobs 'n' Dials

    Michael Johnston
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    One thing I liked about old-fashioned mechanical cameras, and one thing I like about the Fujifilm X-T1, is that I can tell at a glance how the camera is set. And by "at a glance" I mean visually, from hard, secure, physical settings. Hey, I'm a photographer; I'm a visual person. I like seeing. I like being able to check settings by looking at them. (That's probably the real reason "knobs and dials" are popular with some people.) Here's a brief list of the things you can tell about how the camera is set just by looking at it: Power off or on Focal length…
  • Perfect Outfits: Panasonic GX7 and Two Lenses

    Michael Johnston
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    Here's one example of a perfect camera outfit. The new Panasonic GX7 is a terrific mirrorless camera that caused an all-too-brief sensation when it came out because it was such a huge improvement on its immediate predecessors. It was quickly overshadowed by rivals, however, and now tends to get overlooked—unfairly, in my opinion. One result of that is that its price has come down and it now offers relatively high value among premium mirrorless cameras—less than $750 for the body as of this writing. That's still a lot of money, but it's less than the Fujifilm X-E2 ($900),…
  • Blood Moon

    Michael Johnston
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:10 am
    For reasons unknown to TOP, last night's lunar eclipse, first of a tetrad, is being referred to in the media as a "blood moon," an old term supposedly from Biblical superstition. Jeffrey Goggin took this fine portrait of it from his driveway, using a Fuji X-Pro1 with an adapted Contax N 70–300mm racked all the way out, at ISO 2500 for 1 second at ƒ/4. Snow?! C'mon, it's April! Take a rest for six months, winter. Here in Wisconsin, alas, we saw nothing but overcast. Winter has returned for us—it snowed most of the day yesterday, and it's cold enough that this…
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    Nikonians News

  • May includes two new workshop opportunities

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Two new additions to the Nikonians Academy curriculum highlight our weekly report from Academy Director Mike Hagen. Both will be available next month.
  • 2014 workshops cover cameras, techniques, adventures

    8 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    The Nikonians Academy 2014 workshop curriculum has our instructors preparing for workshops and photo adventures in North American cities, National Parks and International scenic islands. Steve Simon and Mike Hagen are running the Masters Series workshops  this week, with the next stop in Chicago, then off to Dallas and Houston - The Woodlands, Texas. The workshops cover the Nikon D800, Df and D4.
  • A beginner's guide: What a lens can teach you

    7 Apr 2014 | 5:34 am
    It is many times a tough nut to crack to decide for the right "glass" from a vast variety of lenses, especially for beginners. Jan Stimel brings his own point of view on this topic and shares his story.
  • Nikonians App expansion to Android begins

    6 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm has launched the Android version of mGallery.It can be downloaded from Google Play and just like the previous iOS version it helps you make an easy connection to the Nikonians Gallery on smartphones and tablets.
  • Nikonians Academy - Report from the road

    1 Apr 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is on the road, and he took time to give us an update on the coming months.
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    Imaging Insider

  • SaveDrives – Car Dashboard iPhone Video Camera & Help In Auto Accident Launches (Imaging Insider)
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:35 am
    Tweet SaveDrives – Car Dashboard Video Camera & Help In Auto Accident from SellanApp is a must-have app that features four powerful functions to help drivers stay safe in the event of an accident, as well as optimize their overall driving habits to save time and money. If you want the peace of mind that only comes with having accurate Dashboard Video, plus the ability to automatically call for help if you're injured due to a car accident, then this app is exactly what you're looking for. Cupertino, California – Drivers who want to help reduce potential damage to their…
  • Pixite LLC launches Union, a photo blending app for intuitive editing (Imaging Insider)
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:32 am
    Tweet Pixite LLC today introduces Union for iOS, a pioneering photo enhancement app designed for intuitive, high-level image stacking, editing and masking. A natural extension of Pixite's established photo editing apps, Union lets anyone quickly and easily replace backgrounds and combine photos in unique & creative ways. Union artists can create superimposed, silhouetted, and double-exposure edits from their iPhones or iPads by combining images for surreal & sometimes radically creative compositions. San Diego, California – The all-star Pixite LLC photo app suite gets an…
  • Gives Photographers Control to Set Their Own Prices for Digital Image Licenses (Imaging Insider)
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Tweet New Image Licensing Model Bucks Trend Set by Established Photo Services SANTA MONICA, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 15, 2014) – Calling all photographers! has launched a new image licensing marketplace, and you're in control. In an industry dominated by large corporations, low prices, and low commissions, photographers are often left powerless when it comes to controlling how their images are priced and licensed. Answering the call for better options and a new business model founder, Sean Broihier. is a fundamental departure from the…
  • Achieve Photographic Distinction with the Medium-Format PENTAX 645Z (Imaging Insider)
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Tweet Ricoh Imaging’s new PENTAX 645Z medium-format DSLR features a 51.4 megapixel CMOS sensor, Full HD video and a responsive shooting experience with three frames-per-second DENVER, CO, April 14, 2014 – It is not often that a camera can be referred to as a game-changer. One that can provide photographers with the tools that not only enrich their craft but are capable of producing images so distinct they are easily set apart from the competition. Today, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation is pleased to announce the game-changing PENTAX 645Z medium-format DSLR, thus altering the landscape…
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    Tweet #Staples3D Partners with 3D Systems to Test 3D Printing as a Service Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLS) today announced a partnership with 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD), a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions, to pilot 3D printing services in two stores in New York City and Los Angeles. Each store features an immersive 3D printing experience center that lets consumers and small businesses create personalized products and use 3D printing hardware. Customers can also bring in their own 3D print-ready files to have them printed. “3D printing offers enormous potential for small businesses,…
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  • “Documentary Photographers make visual sense of current thinking.”

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    “Documentary Photographers make visual sense of current thinking.” -  Val WilliamsFiled under: Inspiration
  • Get Free Lightroom Presets from Photofocus and Mosaic

    Richard Harrington
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    You might have missed that the Photofocus team has been hard at work creating great presets for Lightroom.  It’s part of our partnership with Mosaic (be sure to check out the Lightroom Learning Center). Photofocus contributor Lisa Robinson offers up one from her wedding and portrait business.  It’s totally free and you can get it here. (Plus don’t miss ones by Nicolesy, Levi Sim, and Rich Harrington that you can download here). Enjoy this new, free Lightroom preset, called Rose Split Tone, to give your photos a beautifully aged, retro look. Also, here’s a little…
  • Handheld HDR — Is it Possible?

    Richard Harrington
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photofocus contributor Nicolesy ran a great post about HDR lately where she asked, is it a fad? The debate in the comments pointed out to me that most folks think you have to shoot from a tripod.  While this is ideal, it’s not critical. The image below was shot handheld.  5 brackets two stops apart each to capture the full dynamic range of the scene.  I was shooting up from a dark alley into a bright sky. I find that the alignment tools in Photomatix Pro are pretty awesome to compensate for shooting handheld.  Plus if you modify your shooting style slightly, you should be able to…
  • Featured Photo by Jose Viven

    16 Apr 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 photo was taken during the opening ceremony of 2013 Singapore National Day. I used a Canon 5D Mark 3 with a 24-70mm F2.8 lens. Originally, I wanted to use my 70-200mm with 2x extender to get a close up shot of the planes. As we were waiting for the planes, I switched first to 24-70mm lens to get some cityscapes…
  • Lightroom Hangout: Power-up with Plugins (TODAY)

    Levi Sim
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Nicole S. Young will be joining Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim on Wednesday’s Lightroom Hangout to help us learn the power of plugins. Plugins are extra apps that work with Lightroom to enrich your workflow and add real polish to your pictures. Nicole wrote the book on plugins, and is a wiz with these things; we’re so excited to delve in and make magic with her. Join us live on Google Plus to be included in our drawing for prizes from Mosaic Archive, OnOne Software, and MacPhun. We’ll see you Wednesday, April 16th! 1:00 EST, 12:00 CST, 11:00 MST, 10:00 PST Here’s that link…
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    The Leica Camera

  • David English: Sweet 16

    Leica Internet Team
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    Did you know that Leica makes a 16 mm lens for the M-series camera? It’s hidden inside the Wide-Angle Tri-Elmar. The Wide-Angle Tri-Elmar can be set for 16, 18, or 21 mm, but it’s the 16 mm setting that’s most interesting, because Leica doesn’t manufacture a 16 mm M-mount prime lens. So how does the Wide-Angle Tri-Elmar stack up when viewed strictly as a 16 mm lens? Is the image quality comparable to other Leica lenses? Is it fast enough to use when shooting handheld indoors? And is there a practical alternative to its bulky external viewfinder? Over the past few years, I’ve used…
  • Ray Barbee: LET US ROAM

    Leica Internet Team
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    “LET US ROAM” is an ongoing short film series that shows stories about photographers, artists, filmmakers and musicians inside of the skateboarding culture. Ray Barbee, Arto Saari, Greg Hunt and Atiba Jefferson are all featured with their own film. Here we speak with Ray about his beginnings in skateboarding, his musical career and how he documents his life with his Leica M6. Q: Can you tell us where you’re from, where you currently reside, and some general background information about yourself? A: I was born in San Francisco, CA, but spent most of my childhood in San Jose. In 1984,…
  • Daniel Zvereff: Bandar Log, Part 1

    Leica Internet Team
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:08 am
    Daniel Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through images and journals. Introduction One year ago I was sitting in a train station somewhere in-between Varanasi and New Delhi, India, en route to meet some friends. I unfastened a staple from a semi-opened plastic bag of peanuts, poured them into my mouth and bit directly into a rock. I spit it out, extremely disappointed because I hadn’t eaten in hours. Everything had been a mess and I was in a rut — I just couldn’t catch a break. I turned…
  • Inside the 2014 Oskar Barnack Award Jury

    Leica Internet Team
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:12 am
    As usual, it was a tough decision for our jury members to make, but we have our Oskar Barnack Award and Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award winners! Although, we can’t reveal them just yet. You’ll have to wait until May to learn who they are and see their winning images. However, we can show you a behind-the-scenes look into the deliberation process. Watch this video to see how the jury deliberates and chooses the winners. This year’s jury members included: Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Art Director, General Manager of the International Leica Galleries, Austria, Ingo Taubhorn, Chief-Curator…
  • Aaron C. Greenman: Pastoral Geometry in Zeeland

    Leica Internet Team
    27 Mar 2014 | 5:52 am
    In the southwest corner of The Netherlands sits Zeeland, an area of profound beauty and tumultuous history. In a country that exists largely below sea level, and one that has made its national struggle a triumph over the oceans – “beter voorkomen dan genezen” (better to prevent than to cure) – Zeeland has shaped its landscape into one perhaps best characterized by the phrase “pastoral geometry.” A large delta, the area constitutes the mouth of several rivers: the Maas, Scheldt and Rhine. Historically, the area was a mudscape that appeared and vanished with the tides but…
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  • Circular Fisheye lens from Lensbaby Now Available (planetMitch)
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
    I’ve always been fascinated by what LensBaby is doing (I even interviewed them several years ago on the podcast) and this entry into the ‘fisheye’ world looks interesting. Lensbaby Launches a 5.8mm 185° Circular Fisheye Lens for Creative Photography Lensbaby, makers of creative effects camera lenses, announces the release of a 5.8mm Circular Fisheye lens in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. With this Circular Fisheye lens, Lensbaby now offers photographers with crop sensor cameras a fun and affordable way to create circular images that transform the world around them. The…
  • Introducing Datacolor SpyderHD – Premiere Color Calibration Suite (planetMitch)
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    We worked with the guys from DataColor last fall on our training tour and I was very impressed with their ability to color calibrate just about anything. They’ve been focussing on the photography industry for a long time and have tons of experience there and are now moving into motion – you should give this a look! Datacolor Introduces SpyderHD™, the Top-of-the-Line Calibration Suite for Photographers and Videographers From datacolor Press: Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced SpyderHD™, the premiere color calibration suite for advanced…
  • Blackmagic Explains Development of Firmware Updates for Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (planetMitch)
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    Recently, Blackmagic has been getting some heat from customers because they continue to release new products, but in the eyes of existing customers, they are feeling a bit left out as there are still issues with the current firmware versions on existing products. Blackmagic contacted us the other day to give us this feedback about their current status on fixing issues on current products. They had already posted this update in their own forums, but wanted to make sure to get this out to you. Blackmagic Design Update Information I know there are some concerns that we are no longer supporting…
  • Aputure Announces its 2014 Video Contest (planetMitch)
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:58 am
    Aputure has been with planet5D for a few months now and they’ve graciously sent us several products we’re currently testing and will be posting reviews in the next month or so, but they’re also running this cool giveaway that you should enter – there are lots of great prizes and it doesn’t take much to enter Aputure – 2014 Video Contest Details From Aputure: Without dreams, there can be no courage. And without courage, there can be no action. Yes, we are stoked to announce our new video contest 2014. And the theme is…Courage. Create a 1 minute video with…
  • Introducing Flycam Flyboy-III DSLR Stabilizer – An Ultra-light, ultra-compact DSLR Stabilizer System (planetMitch)
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:49 am
    We’ve seen plenty of new products with NAB last week, but we also got this press release about a new DSLR Stabilizer system from FLYCAM – and it is priced right at only $40! Flycam Flyboy-III Now Available From Flycam Press: Flycam has announced its latest product Flyboy-III DSLR stabilizer – dynamic and modular handheld camera stabilizer. Its lightweight feature lets you go where the scene takes you–up or down steps, indoors and out, through crowds–almost withoutlimit. Flycam flyboy-III offers you unparalleled advanced features with knee-high price for the video…
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    Camera Dojo

  • Aerial Photography and Privacy – Where Do You Draw The Line?

    Kerry Garrison
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Aerial photography is not new, we have all seen the effects and benefits of it with tools like Google Maps and Google Earth. But where does the line get drawn in terms of privacy? If you are sitting in your backyard, typically not view able by any of your neighbors, you have a certain expectation of privacy. However, satellites and airplanes are taking pictures of your yard on a regular basis. We need to ask ourselves, where do we draw the line? Here is an image from Google Earth of my backyard, of course, it shows my neighbor’s yards as well as I cannot zoom in any more with these…
  • Why Shutter Speed Matters With DSLR Video

    Kerry Garrison
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:56 am
    I will be the first to admit that when I try to take on a new skill that I become completely obsessed with really understanding every aspect of it in order to do the best I can and use the new skill to its full potential. Such is the case with learning to shoot video with my Canon EOS 7D. Since the best video camera I had up until the 7D was a small Canon Vixia camcorder. While the Vixia can shoot 1080p video, the only settings are 24 fps or 60 fps. The only thing this meant to me was that if I shot action sequences at the faster frame rate, I could slow the sequence down better because there…
  • Getting Started With Aerial Photography

    Kerry Garrison
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:07 am
    Up until just recently, it was not legal to use a remote control aircraft in the United States for commercial use. This has all just changed as of Feb 2014. With the commercial restrictions now gone, inexpensive and easy to fly aircraft can now take your photography, literally, to a whole new level. This is part one of a series on how to get started with aerial photography, how to choose an aircraft, and what you can expect to achieve with these tools. (...)Read the original post at Getting Started With Aerial Photography (698 words) © admin for Camera Dojo, 2014. | Permalink | 2 comments |…
  • So You Want To Be A Wedding Photographer

    Kerry Garrison
    16 Mar 2014 | 8:55 am
    You’ve bought yourself a nice camera and in order to justify the thousands of dollars in gear you decide you should try to make some money with it. Well what’s easier than shooting a few weddings right? You walk around, take some shots, give them a disk of images, and collect a fat fee right? How hard can it be, advertise on Craigslist and let the flood gates open. I am not one for writing editorial commentary but things are getting a little crazy in the wedding photography business right now and you need to be aware of what you are putting on the line whenever you shoot a…
  • 10 Essential WordPress Plugins

    Kerry Garrison
    24 Dec 2013 | 4:26 am
    If you are running a website these days it is highly likely that you are using WordPress. I personally do all of my websites for myself and my customers in WordPress as it is easy to use, customize, maintain and has good SEO characteristics. One of the great things about WordPress is its plugins. There are thousands of plugins that can help your WordPress install do all kinds of things. To help you get started with some WordPress plugins I have put together a list of my top 10 plugins that every website should be using. Google XML Sitemaps In order for search engines to be effective, an XML…
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    PMA Newsline

  • New Eyefi Cloud makes digital camera images instantly available on any device

    Jennifer Kruger
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    EyeFi has made another new stride in connectivity with Eyefi Cloud, a private, photo-centric cloud service that makes newly captured photos instantly available on a smartphone, tablet, PC or smart TV. Eyefi Cloud was designed for photo enthusiasts who want to shoot with a digital camera, but are frustrated with the time-consuming processes required to […]
  • RFID tags trigger photo capture — on a Zipline

    Paul Worthington
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Here’s a cool use of new technology to boost revenues from photography services: Radio Frequency IDs are low-power devices that emit identification signals. A new system at a Hawaiian zipline park uses RFID technology to trigger image capture and also assign the shot to an individual guest. The Snapsportz system automatically sorts images, and retrieves each guest’s […]
  • Color management and calibration bundled

    Paul Worthington
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:04 pm
    SpyderHD is an integrated color management tools for imaging professionals seeking an all-in-one solution, says Datacolor. Designed to color manage photo and video workflows from scene, to camera, editing, and final output, it includes the color sensor device, a display calibration application with functions for computer displays, video reference displays, and TVs, and a universal […]
  • Welcome, new PMA/PPFA members!

    Jennifer Kruger
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    A warm welcome to all our new PMA and PPFA members, including: Pat’s Place, Goldedendale, Wash. Photogenic Inc., Chicago, Ill. Sity Communications Inc., Richardson, Texas Stitch and Frame Inc., Lafayette, La. T Distribution of Texas, Houston, Texas Tech Mark Inc., North Little Rock, Ark. ArtiFarti Framing & Gallery, Sale, Victoria, Australia Evonik Cyro, Sanford Maine
  • Business Success: Words to the wise

    Jennifer Kruger
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    I don’t care what the children’s rhyme says about sticks and stones; we all know words can really hurt. The right words can also really help. In the time-crunch frenzy of our daily work lives, it’s easy to keep our messages to each other as quick and efficient as possible; but sometimes, taking the time […]
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    Firebird Photography Blog

  • Skin Stories with Travis W.

    27 Mar 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Catching up with all of my shoots from my LA trip a month ago (!) and here’s a photo I shot of male model Travis W. He’s a really cool dude with some amazing ink and I got to learn the story behind each of them. I love photographing decorated canvases. If you’ve got a cool tattoo you want shot in a vintage style, contact me!
  • Promotional photos for HTYAE “Much Ado About Nothing”

    20 Feb 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Another fantastic shoot for the Hawaii Theatre and their Young Actors Ensemble. Many thanks to the brilliant director Eden-Lee, the Hawaii Theatre lighting guru Vince for his assistance and of course the talented youth!
  • Headshots of Comedian Misha Han

    10 Feb 2014 | 10:31 pm
    A fun collaboration with my friend Misha Han who moved to the East Coast to be funny and stuff. Follow him on Twitter at @MikeNotReally.
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much / Film Noir Photos with Trevor

    20 Jan 2014 | 4:30 am
    I gravitate towards actors and performers;  anyone who can step outside of themselves and channel someone else will always be interesting to me because I do the same. Trevor and I collaborated on this film noir-inspired series which we shot in broad daylight with the help of a few well-placed shadows.
  • Promotional Shots for Hansel and Gretel

    15 Jan 2014 | 11:30 am
    My first big shoot of the year! Promotional photos for Hawaii Theatre’s Production of Hansel & Gretel. The cast was awesome, the costumes were phenomenal and the shots are exactly as I envisioned them – colorful and cartoony. If you’re in Hawaii, check out the show running March 2014 (Show info)
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  • Eyefi unveils new cloud service

    William Chambers
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    Eyefi has just announced a useful new service that allows you to instantly share your photos across various devices (PC, smartphone, tablet, or even a smart TV), with their new Eyefi Cloud. This is made possible with their newer Eyefi Mobi wireless SD cards, which will instantly start the upload process once you've captured an image. Once on the cloud, you can instantly view your photos from any compatible device, with free apps for both iOS and Android platforms. To learn more, check out Eyefi's official press release below.  Eyefi Connects Digital Cameras to the Power of the Cloud…
  • Just Published: Our iPhone 5c Smartphone Review

    William Chambers
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    For those who are considering one of Apple's latest iPhone models as their new mobile companion, we've just finished testing the iPhone 5c. The more affordable 2013/2014 iPhone offering, the 5c shares similar specifications to the iPhone 5, however Apple made some small improvements to the camera and battery, along with adding various color options.  Under-the-hood, or rather on the back of the phone, is an 8-megapixel camera that offers a BSI (Backside Illuminated) CMOS image sensor mated to a fixed f/2.4 lens. Labeled the iSight camera, this unit offers the highest quality images from…
  • Nikon announces the Coolpix S810c: an Android powered compact digicam

    William Chambers
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:17 am
    Nikon has just announced an all new smart camera that is geared towards those who typically use their smart phone for photo taking, versus carrying an actual camera with them. The Coolpix S810c is a compact camera that boasts some pretty nice digicam features, including a 16MP BSI CMOS image sensor, full 1080p HD video recording, a 12x optical zoom, built-in Wi-Fi, 3.7-inch touchscreen LCD, and various easy to use exposure modes. What makes this Coolpix unique is that it runs off of Android's Jelly Bean (v4.2.2) operating system, giving you access to the Googple Play market, along with…
  • Nikon releases new AF-S NIKKOR lens for use with DX-format cameras

    William Chambers
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    Today Nikon USA announced a new addition to their AF-S NIKKOR lens line, with the all new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR. This all-in-one lens is designed for use with DX-format (APS-C) Nikon D-series cameras, and offers an ideal focal range for those who want one lens to cover a wide range of subjects. With an equivalent focal range of 27 - 450mm, this lens will work well for a wide variety of shooting, whether you're looking to capture landscapes, portraits, or get close to the action at your child's sporting events. The inclusion of their proven VR (Vibration Reduction) optical…
  • Just Published: Our Nikon D3300 Entry-Level DSLR Review

    William Chambers
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am
    Our evaluation of Nikon's latest entry-level DSLR, the D3300, is now live. While the D3300 may not offer some of the most trendy specs (Wi-Fi, GPS, touchscreen display, etc.), it does boast features that will help beginner and novice users capture great photos. Aimed more at those who are just getting their feet wet in digital photography, the D3300 has features and options that will allow them to grow, with exposure modes ranging from full auto to full manual. They've also included a handy Guide Mode, which not only helps users learn about certain features or settings, but even allows them…
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    A Photo Editor

  • Art Producers Speak: Sean Murphy

    A Photo Editor
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    We emailed Art Buyers and Art Producers around the world asking them to submit names of established photographers who were keeping it fresh and up-and-comers who they are keeping their eye on. If you are an Art Buyer/Producer or an Art Director at an agency and want to submit a photographer anonymously for this column email: Anonymous Art Buyer: I nominate Sean Murphy. Sean is tenacious at living. He is vibrant, happy with an eye of the finest artist. Each of his takes makes me say AH! and I am an artist, so that’s not always an easy thing. He goes anywhere and…
  • Once Instagram Disappears What’s Next?

    A Photo Editor
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Once Instagram disappears, and it will, what’s next? I’m already getting bored of it. I think it has served its purpose. We need to find another outlet, especially since in a couple of years we’ll all be on a level playing field in terms of the number of followers, so we’ll have to look at something else. via Benjamin Lowy: “The end of Instagram?” » FLTR.
  • Frere-Jones and Hoefler

    A Photo Editor
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Sadly, found this amazing video because of this: In January, Frere-Jones filed a lawsuit against Hoefler, saying that their company was not actually a partnership, but a long con in which Hoefler had tricked him into signing over the rights to all of his work, cheating Frere-Jones out of his half of the business. “In the most profound treachery and sustained exploitation of friendship, trust and confidence, Hoefler accepted all the benefits provided by Frere-Jones while repeatedly promising Frere-Jones that he would give him the agreed equity, only to refuse to do so when finally…
  • Cindy Sherman on James Franco: ‘I Don’t Know That I Can Say It’s Art’

    A Photo Editor
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    James Franco’s recent appropriation of her acclaimed “Untitled Film Stills” series, which raised more than a few eyebrows when it debuted at Pace Gallery a few days earlier. “I was flattered, I can only be flattered,” she said with a slight sigh. “I don’t know that I can say it’s art, but I think it’s weirder that Pace would show them than that he would make them.” via Cindy Sherman on James Franco: ‘I Don’t Know That I Can Say It’s Art’ | Gallerist.
  • New York Times Wins Two Photography Pulitzers

    A Photo Editor
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    The New York Times has swept the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes for photography. The staff photographer Tyler Hicks won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in breaking news photography for his coverage of a terrorist attack at an upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya, that left more than 60 people dead. Josh Haner was awarded the Pulitzer in feature photography for his images of the slow and painful recovery process for a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing. via New York Times Wins Two Photography Pulitzers.
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    Nikon Rumors

  • Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera now shipping

    [NR] admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    The Nikon 1 V3 camera started shipping today worldwide (Amazon may still have some in stock). I can also confirm that B&H added a free Nikon FT1 adapter to existing Nikon 1 V3 camera pre-orders: 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 D4s camera now shipping, limited in stock availability Nikon 1 V1 and J1 mirrorless cameras now shipping Nikon 1 V3 manual available online, camera to start shipping in 3 days with a free FT1 adapter
  • The Kodak Hawkeye II / Nikon F3 was one of the first electronic stills cameras used by NASA in space

    [NR] admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Here's a video that shows footage of the very first electronic stills camera used by NASA in space during the last months of 1991, the Kodak Hawkeye II. Using a standard Nikon F3 body; the system was the forerunner to the Kodak Professional DCS-DC3, the world's first professional digital SLR camera system: For more information  about the camera, visit the website of Jim McGarvey, one of its designers. See also this related [NR] post on the early Nikon-based Kodak DCS cameras. Here is another video on the Hercules /Nikon F4 camera: Thanks Ron! Posted by This RSS feed is…
  • Nikon FT1 adapter L firmware update 1.20 released

    [NR] admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Nikon released a new L firmware update 1.20 for the FT1 adapter ($209.99) with support for the Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera. Download links: Nikon USA Nikon EU Posted by This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Firmware update 1.10 prepares the Nikon 1 J1 and V1 cameras for the FT1 adapter Nikon 1 AW1 firmware update A1.01 and B1.00 released Nikon Distortion Control Data firmware update 1.009 released
  • Nikon Capture NX 2.4.7 released

    [NR] admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    In addition to the new ViewXN version, Nikon also released Capture NX 2.4.7 ($131.99). Download links: Nikon USA Nikon EU List of Capture NX 2.4.7 updates: Support for RAW images captured with the Nikon 1 V3 and COOLPIX S810C has been added. Support for Windows XP has been eliminated. The following issues have been resolved: Auto distortion control was not applied to images captured with some cameras, and Auto Distortion in the Camera & Lens Corrections section of the Edit List palette was not displayed. When RAW images captured with some cameras and saved using Capture NX 2 Ver. 2.4.5…
  • Nikon ViewNX 2.9.2 released

    [NR] admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Nikon released ViewNX 2.9.2 with the support for the latest Nikon 1 V3 and Coolpix S810C cameras. Support for Windows XP has been eliminated. 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 ViewNX 2.7.1 released Nikon Regsweeper released + ViewNX 2 64 bit? Nikon ViewNX, Transfer 1.5.2 released
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    Canon Rumors

  • Zeiss to Announce Otus 85 f/1.4 at Photokina [CR2]

    Canon Rumors
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:58 am
    We’re told that Zeiss will announce the next in the Otus line, an 85mm f/1.4 for Photokina this September. We’re also told that it’s possible an Otus 35mm f/1.4 could also be announced, although that isn’t confirmed. If the 35 isn’t announced at Photokina, expect it some time in 2015. What comes after those two lenses is unknown. Although we have heard that a pair of tilt-shift lenses are in the works, as well as an Otus zoom lens. cr
  • DXOMark Compares the Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art to Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Otus

    Canon Rumors
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:44 pm
    DXOMark has completed their review of the Sigma 50 f/1.4 DG HSM Art series lens and put it in direct competition with the Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Otus lens. The Sigma holds up very well. However, as expected, the Zeiss does look to be a better lens optically, as it should be at 4 times the price. When compared to the Otus “At f2 the Sigma is almost on a par with the Zeiss, only it can’t quite match the Zeiss in the corners – though the difference in real world terms is trivial. The new Sigma can boast of slightly better control of vignetting and, arguably, chromatic aberration at maximum…
  • Patent: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS

    Canon Rumors
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Another patent showing a Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS. We have seem them in the past and have been told that prototypes have existed for such a lens. The issue has always been size and weight and it being usable over long periods of time for event photographers. Patent Publication No. 2014-52413,2014-52445 Publication date 2014.3.20 Filing date 2012.9.5 Example 1 Zoom ratio 2.75 Focal length f = 24.7-35.21-68mm Fno. 2.9 Half angle ω = 41.21-31.57-17.65 ° Image height 21.64mm 223.94-207.87-180.56mm overall length of the lens BF 38.31mm Source: [EG] cr
  • UK Exclusive: Canon Unveils White EOS 100D and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

    Justin Van Leeuwen
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:05 pm
    United Kingdom, 16 April 2014 – Canon today introduces a new white edition of the world’s smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR , the EOS 100D, as well as a new white version of its EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM zoom lens. Ideal for first time users looking to explore the world of DSLR photography, the new editions to the EOS range make it easy for anyone, whatever their skill level, to capture and relive special moments in stunning detail. Measuring just 116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4mm, the EOS 100D is compact enough to always carry with you and features an 18 MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor and a…
  • Canon EOS M3 in Q3 of 2014?

    Canon Rumors
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:38 am
    Northlight has posted 2 EOS M cameras potentially coming in Q3 of 2014, which would make it a Photokina camera. The 2 models will be split into entry level and prosumer. Canon has said they’re committed to the EOS M system and will continue to develop cameras and lenses. Perhaps this will once again be the “relaunch” we were told was going to happen with the EOS M2, which turned out not to be the case. Source: [NL] cr
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    Digital Photography School

  • How to do Dreamy Landscape Photography with a Neutral Density Filter

    John Barbiaux
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    16mm lens, ISO 100, f/13, 2 second exposure Perhaps one of the most overlooked and undervalued tools you can own as a photographer is a Neutral Density filter (ND Filter) or Graduated ND Filter. In fact, if photography is considered painting with light then a ND filter would be considered the brush tip. You see, different paint brush tips can be used to regulate, if you will, the amount of paint you apply with each stroke – just like different Neutral Density or Graduated ND filters can be used to regulate the amount of light you allow to enter your camera. What is a Neutral Density…
  • Exposure Blending Using Luminosity Masks Tutorial

    Jimmy McIntyre
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    There will be a time when the wizards behind your camera technology conjure up a sensor so powerful they will swallow up any scene and spit it out just as it was – no over, or underexposed areas. Until then, in order to produce an image with a high dynamic range of light, you have to work with the sensors available to you and create your own post-processing magic. Image created by blending two exposure with luminosity masks, one for the sky and one for the foreground. While you, and many photographers, may have relied heavily on HDR programs in your exposure blending quest, many more are…
  • Finding and Working with Available Light

    Michael Walker-Toye
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I don’t use a flash for my photography, it’s a personal preference. Available light, in its many forms, is both challenging and rewarding so I rarely find a need to turn to creative lighting. Natural light, golden hour What is ‘available light’? Let’s be clear on definitions first. As a street photographer my preferred source of light is sunlight, more specifically, natural light. Available and ambient light refer to any and all light sources the photographer did not introduce for their photograph; light bulbs, candles, fire, neon, to name a few. The available light…
  • The Power of Post-processing for Landscape Photography

    Todd Sisson
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Embracing the power of creative post-processing can transform your landscape photography from dull and lifeless, to lustrous and vibrant overnight! We’re acutely aware that the preceding statement reads suspiciously like the voiceover script for a ‘next generation, nano-organic hair care’ commercial, but it’s true – digital post-processing can be a transcendent experience for your landscape images. Sunset over the Mount Egmont from Wai-iti Beach, Taranaki Coast, New Zealand (by Sarah). Post-processing doesn’t always have to be complex to be effective. This image…
  • Guide to Creative White Balance for Landscape Photography

    Alex Morrison
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If you’ve been using a digital camera for any length of time, you’ve probably heard about White Balance. You may still be wondering exactly what it is, and how to use it; or you may be using it right now and be wondering how it can possibly be something “creative”. Different white balance settings create different looks I’m going to show you some of my techniques for using White Balance to creatively enhance your landscape photography and with a few simple steps you can unlock the remarkable power of creative White Balance. Don’t worry, this is not a…
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  • 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.
  • How to install EOS Utility if you lost the disk…

    19 Feb 2014 | 12:00 am
    Original reason for this article was the Technicolor profile, which is available here (Read Vincent quick review)! The only problem is that you need to have EOS Utility installed on your computer. If you are like me, you threw the Canon CD away as soon as you opened you 5D Mrk II box. No problem you think, I just have to download the app from the Canon site. Problem is that Canon is only providing an updater, not an installer. Basically this means that you can only update your app, not install it. Luckily they made changes to this issue for Windows users, but problem persisted with the Mac…
  • Amazing abstract images made by Photoshop Masters

    16 Feb 2014 | 5:49 am
    You can find some pretty amazing image manipulation browsing through the internet. I was always fascinated with the image post process abilities of certain individuals and always admired those who knew how to create stunning effects that look so real in “abstract world”. You may not need to be a photographer to use your Photoshop skills on a picture but it helps a lot if you are. Understanding and loving photography gives you a solid ground to master your graphic illusions in a way they look like they’re real.  Two among many Among many images and photo manipulation I saw,…
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    1001 Noisy Cameras

  • (A1) GameStop to open 150 DSLR mini-stores in select US metro areas in next 3 years

    1 Apr 2014 | 12:44 am
    This is an April Fool's Day 2014 post... Original post after the jump... April is the start of a new fiscal year for many companies, and the start of a new quarter for almost all companies. So a lot of exciting and unexpected announcements are saved up for today! While a lot of brick and mortar stores and chains have closed or reduced their footprint, the management team at Game Stop had the foresight (or luck) to be at the intersection of gaming and mobile, two of the hottest and fastest growing segments in the market. So while other stores are closing, Game Stop is expanding. Last week,…
  • (A1) Launching new Essay blog covering the intersection of Photography and Religion

    1 Apr 2014 | 12:22 am
    This is an April Fool's Day 2014 post... Original post after the jump... There are thousands of websites on photography and thousands of websites on religion. But there's not a lot at the intersection of the two. So a new essay-blog is launching to cover the intersection of Photography and Religion and Spirituality. This will be approaching the subject matter from both a non-partisan (cameras) and a non-proselytizing (religion) viewpoint. The focus will be on expression and emotion, not "comparison" or trying to "win" arguments about who is right. Already a lot of work is underway, here are…
  • (A1) Launching new Selfies Photography School (SPS)

    1 Apr 2014 | 12:12 am
    This is an April Fool's Day 2014 post... Original post after the jump... There are thousands of books and thousands of websites teaching conventional photography at all levels of knowledge. Most of the digital cameras out there are optimized for conventional photography. But millions of people are taking billions of selfies every day. Yet there's very little out there in teaching people how to take better selfies. On top of that, most of the cameraphones and tablets put the "good camera" on the back, and the selfies camera on the front is often an afterthought, sometimes even VGA resolution…
  • New HTC One Flagship Smartphone with Bokeh Camera and Open Camera API and microSD slot (up to 128GB)

    25 Mar 2014 | 8:47 am
    Apple and Samsung may have been moving smartphones by the millions, but it was HTC One (M7) that won most of the critical acclaim in 2013. Today HTC announced their new flagship, the HTC One (M8). From a photography perspective, the main new feature is a two lens camera on the back of the phone. The second camera is used to capture detailed depth information of a scene - this is captured using hardware, not software guestimates. The term Bokeh was featured prominently in the official presentation by HTC. So let's just call it the Bokeh smartphone! Also of interest to photography developers,…
  • New Samsung NX Mini camera is officially announced

    18 Mar 2014 | 7:47 pm
    It looks like Samsung is taking a page from its smartphone strategery and transferring it to their NX interchangeable lens cameras. Today Samsung announced the new "NX Mini" iLC camera, with a 3-inch twist-and-shout screen on the back, a 20.5mp backlit CMOS sensor, 6fps RAW, NFC, pop-up flash, 1080p video, and Lightroom 5 full version included. It will be available in multiple fashionable/pastelish colors. The NX Mini will be offered in two different kits. The prime kit will be bundled with 9mm f3.5 lens with a starting price of $450. The zoom kit will be bundled with the 9-27mm f3.5-5.6 Lens…
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    Photo Business News & Forum

  • 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…
  • Monetizing Getty's 35M Image Archive via FREE Editorial Uses

    John Harrington
    7 Mar 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Much has been said about the decision by Getty Images to make available to editorial online outlets, over 35,000,000 images, for free. Well, free in the sense that you're not spending any money to use the images. However, in exchange for this, you agree to allow Getty to track all the visitors to your website. How many come, their IP addresses, how long they stay, and so on and so forth. Make no mistake about it either, this isn't "free forever", Getty is looking to get into the big-data business, connecting image viewer data with data analytics from other sources. Once they reach a critical…
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  • Another Thin Zoom Offering: Nikon's S6800

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Nikon is now offering a strong thin zoom camera of its own, as the Nikon Coolpix S6800 features a 12X optical zoom lens in a camera that measures 0.9 inches in thickness....Read Full Post
  • Thin ELPH 340 HS Includes 12X Optical Zoom

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Not many thin cameras can match the 12X optical zoom lens that you'll find in the recently announced Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS. The ELPH 340 measures only 0.88 inches in thickness, making it a strong thin zoom camera. It also has 16MP of resolution in a 1/2.3-inch image sensor, a 3.0-inch LCD, and full HD video capabilities....Read Full Post
  • Learn About the Best Gear for Museum Photography

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Museum photography certainly involves some challenges. Some objects are behind glass, some objects have odd lighting, and some are difficult to frame correctly because they're in a location where it's difficult for you to shoot at the angle you want....Read Full Post
  • New Article Helps First-Time DSLR Photographers

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:39 pm
    While many people have made use of a point and shoot digital camera as their first camera, some people will choose to start their photography hobby with a DSLR camera, such as the Nikon D5300 pictured here....Read Full Post
  • Do You Own a Pentax-Ricoh Camera?

    13 Apr 2014 | 5:23 pm
    If you received a Pentax camera recently -- or if you've owned one for quite a while -- please consider sharing your experiences with that camera through a "user review" of a Pentax camera....Read Full Post
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  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 4K Video Recording DSLM Camera

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    Panasonic today hosted the Australian launch of the LUMIX DMC-GH4; the ultimate professional tool for commercial photographers and videographers, and the latest model in the ever-expanding LUMIX G Series line up. As the world's first DSLM camera with 4K video recording capabilities, the DMC-GH4's quad-core 4K Venus Engine not only facilitates video recording that is four...
  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300MM f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Lens

    12 Apr 2014 | 7:21 am
    Nikon have announced the release of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300MM f/3.5-6.3G ED VR, a 16.7× high-power zoom lens compatible with Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR is a 16.7× high-power zoom, 18-300mm (angle of view equivalent to that of a 27-450mm lens in 35mm [135] or Nikon FX format) lens that covers...
  • Nikon 1 J4 Digital Camera

    11 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    Nikon has announced the launch of the new Nikon 1 J4, a lightweight and stylish member of the Nikon 1 family that provides high-speed performance. The J4 offers superior image quality in a compact and easy-to-use design. Packed with smart features and industry-leading technologies, the interchangeable lens camera boasts improvements in capturing moving...
  • Nikon COOLPIX S810c Digital Camera

    11 Apr 2014 | 5:29 am
    Nikon has announced the release of the COOLPIX S810c, a compact digital camera equipped with Android and Wi-Fi that combines advanced functions with ease of use. The S810c is an all-rounded camera that allows users to enjoy taking pictures, viewing them, and using them to connect with others. It is equipped with a 12× optical zoom NIKKOR lens...
  • Sony a7S Full Frame Interchangeable Lens Camera

    8 Apr 2014 | 4:43 am
    Joining the acclaimed  a7 and  a7R family of the world’s smallest full-frame interchangeable lens cameras, Sony’s new  a7S model puts extraordinary sensitivity, low noise and spectacular 4K video quality into the hands of professional photographers and videographers. The innovative a7S camera features a newly developed, 12.2 effective megapixel 35mm full frame...
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    Virtual Photography Studio

  • 4 Wedding Photography Tips for Second Shooters

    Paul Escott
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:39 pm
    What’s a second shooter, you ask? Then you clearly haven’t taken on any truly grand affairs. You probably haven’t been following our blog for long, since we’ve featured real-life second shooter advice before. But, to clear things up, here’s the lowdown. Big weddings usually require more than a single photographer, which is when the secondary one, also referred to as ‘the second shooter’ steps in. Today’s post brings a list of tips for second shooters, which we believe  to be relevant, since this position is usually filled by a beginner. It can be complicated to work in…
  • Tips for Mommie Photogs: Shooting Weddings While Pregnant

    Paul Escott
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:29 am
    Some women can’t wait to go on maternity leave once they find out there’s a little one on the way. Along the same lines, shooting wedding photography with a pregnant bride can be one of the most endearing, delicate, and special experiences you’ll have as an artist. However, today’s post is about neither one of those scenarios, but about what you can do if you’re shooting weddings while pregnant. Since wedding photographers are largely freelance, many female professionals choose not to abandon their business, or put in on hold, while pregnant. If you’re about to face this…
  • The One Trick to Get Your Wedding Photography Clients to Follow the Rules

    Paul Escott
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:54 am
    Have you ever had to deal with those kinds of nightmarish wedding photography clients that you just couldn’t convince to follow the rules, no matter what approach you took? You tried sweet talking them and they just got even more relaxed about the rules. You tried to be more firm about your principles (think punctuality, clear-cut decisions about locations, make-up, etc.). They failed to take you seriously – or, conversely, gave up working with you altogether, because you had turned ‘dictatorial’. If such conundrums sound familiar to you, you’re probably also wondering if there’s…
  • 4 Best Practices for Wedding and Event Photography

    Paul Escott
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:12 am
    During the past few years, the recession and economic turndown notwithstanding, it’s become ever clearer that event photography in general, and wedding photography in particular, have turned very competitive. It’s not just the fact that money is harder to come by generally speaking – there are now more hobbyists turning pro than before, since (semi-)professional DSLR cameras have gotten more affordable and accessible to handle. So we though a guide of best practices for wedding and event photography was in order, which is why we’ve collected some of the most essential advice on this…
  • Why Photography Contests Are Good for Business: 3 Arguments

    Paul Escott
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    Photo competitions have been around since the art of photography itself, but their history in itself doesn’t mean they are without detractors. On the one hand, there are those photo aficionados who tend to believe  that such contests are a sheer waste of time, organized by money- and rights-grabbing brutes with no real interest in the art. Yet, on the other, photo competitions do have value for the artists, since they prompt them to take an honest, objective look at their own work, cull it, curate it, and put their best foot forward. That’s why we at Virtual Photography Studio believe…
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    Camera Hacker: Forums

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

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:33 pm
    The double medium tap in my hand worked perfectly! Thanks! Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • 400D XTI excessive power consumption

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Wow, Markus, I never seen such a well written troubleshooting post in the past. First thing that comes to mind is an old battery, but you have already eliminate . . . Category: Digital Camera: Canon
  • Canon BP511 Disassembly

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
    Hey! That's a really good idea, Samir! I have a lot of old cellphone 3.7v batteries lying around. And I've been wondering what I could do with them. They might . . . Category: Digital Camera: Canon
  • E:91:01 Error Code on Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55

    14 Apr 2014 | 1:16 am
    hvala marko savet je dobar uspelo je i meni Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • DSC-H2 Shutter release button

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:32 am
    >Aw same as here .Broke the button but didn't know how.I ask my self how it broke because I handle it with care, now I don't know what to do, my sister will kil . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
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    Digital Photography Now

  • Picture of the Day, Wednesday 16th April, 2014

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    Baby and Daddy feet, by aif75 Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. #POTD for Wednesday is a touching composition entirely of feet! If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.
  • Picture of the Day, Tuesday 15th April, 2014

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    Punk Bluetit, by Ardvorlich Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. #POTD on this Tuesday is, yes, a punk bluetit. You've seen everything now! If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.
  • Picture of the Day, Monday 14th April, 2014

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:46 am
    Secretary Mugshot, by Wild Images Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. Kicking off the new week on the #POTD is stunning close-up of a Secretary Bird photographed in its natural environment in South Africa. If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.
  • Picture of the Day, Friday 11th April, 2014

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    Morgan Waiting, by inmotionfotos Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. Our final #POTD on for this week - a variation on that famous 'pebbles' poster photo? If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.
  • Picture of the Day, Thursday 10th April, 2014

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:09 am
    Morgan Waiting, by inmotionfotos Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. On Thursday with #POTD - a beautiful and relaxed bride, delightful! If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.
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    LetsGoDigital English Edition

  • Sony Xperia Z2

    13 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    Sony Xperia Z2 waterproof phone : Sony Mobile introduces Xperia Z2, Sony’s best ever premium waterproof smartphone combining its best display, sound, camera and camcorder experience as well as an exclusive entertainment offer and a growing ecosystem of companion products. The Xperia Z2 Android smartphone is designed with the user in mind, drawing on Sony’s expertise in premium craftsmanship. Enhance your mobile experience with a growing range of innovative Xperia camera apps. In addition to Info-eye, Social live and Timeshift burst, Xperia Z2 also comes pre-loaded with new Xperia camera…
  • Sony Xperia Z2 tablet

    13 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sony Xperia Z2 waterproof tablet : Sony Mobile set a new standard in tablet innovation with the Xperia Z2 Tablet - the world’s slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet with Sony’s best ever entertainment experience. With Xperia Z2 Tablet, Sony has developed a tablet that is both beautifully sleek and portable. Using premium materials, every single detail has been carefully crafted to create the world’s slimmest (only 6.4mm) and lightest (only 426g for Wi-Fi model and 439g for LTE/3G model) waterproof tablet on the planet, making it extremely portable and comfortable to hold, even with…
  • Nikon 1 J4

    12 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    Nikon 1 J4 system camera : Nikon adds the speedy Nikon 1 J4 to its growing range of portable Nikon 1 system cameras. Perfect for those who won’t let life pass them by, the Nikon 1 J4’s powerful combination of acclaimed technology, extraordinary speed, and hassle-free operation leaves nothing to chance. Whether you want to record your baby’s first steps or a photo finish, this is an exceptionally quick system camera that captures the thrills of life with precision. Nikon’s game-changing hybrid AF system now boasts 171 autofocus points, 105 of which are phase-detection points that lock…
  • Nikon Coolpix S810c

    12 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Nikon Coolpix S810c digital camera : Nikon announces the new Android OS (version 4.2.2 Jelly Bean) powered Coolpix S810c - the compact camera designed to make life even more social. With improved image quality and enhanced functionality, it offers fantastic photography features and connects to the Internet so you can access your favourite social media channels and gaming apps from Google Play. A significant improvement on its predecessor, the camera takes you closer to the action with its impressive 12x NIKKOR optical zoom lens, doubling to 24x Dynamic Fine Zoom for finer detail. Its…
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace Style Android phone

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:40 am
    Samsung Mobile launches Galaxy Ace Style : Samsung has introduced a powerful and expressive Android smartphone, Galaxy ACE Style. This streamlined, easy-to-use Android phone is designed to support and power young social consumers. The Galaxy ACE Style features a fun, unique design with an enhanced camera and advanced features for superior performance. The Samsung Galaxy smartphone features a unique look and a light, simplified user experience powered by Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat operating system ideal for the young, expressive consumer. Optimized for performance, the new Android phone…
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    Layers Magazine

  • Color Swap in Photoshop CC

    Franklin McMahon
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    Learn how to change the colors in your images using Photoshop CC’s color replacement tool, magic wand tool, and refine edge window.
  • Perfect Photo Suite 8 Premium Edition

    daniel m. east
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    24″ Photo-Editing and Effects Software Driving your way through the seemingly endless crowd of plug-ins and photo-editing add-ons can feel like trying to find parking just before a big concert. One company continues to up its game to go well beyond any one-hit wonder. With the release of version 8 of the popular Perfect Photo Suite from onOne Software, you may find yourself absolutely loving their new material just as much as the classics. Perfect Photo Suite 8 runs well in your favorite Adobe applications for editing, but the stand-alone version also continues to be a great way to run…
  • Adobe Lightroom Mobile is Now Here!

    8 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    With Adobe® Lightroom® Mobile, your photography is going places. Now you can finally free yourself from the desktop with on-the-go, pro-grade photo editing. • Edit and organize images anywhere, anytime on your iPad or iPhone. • Enhance everything from smartphone photos to raw images. • Automatically sync all your mobile edits with Lightroom 5 on your desktop. • Easily share your photos to all social sites. To sweeten the deal, KelbyOne launched a FREE learning center to help you unlock the app’s full potential. With Lightroom expert Matt Kloskowski, learn how to…
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Product Snapshot – Eden Park Illumination Plasma Lamp

    RC Concepcion
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    In this bonus episode of Photography Tips & Tricks, RC Concepcion reviews a brand new product snapshot, the Eden Park Illumination Plasma Lamp. The Studio 3000 Microplasma Light is a thin panel that is easier to store, transport and set up than traditional studio lights. It also offers high quality, uniform light. Microplasma lighting technology is proving to be a valuable alternative in the specialty and general lighting industry. It is a true planar light source with specifications that match or surpass other technologies. If you’re interested in the technology and in this…
  • Exposure 5

    daniel m. east
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:39 am
    Emulsion Emulator for Photoshop After thoroughly enjoying previous versions of Exposure (giving version 4 a 5-star review), I had high hopes for Exposure 5 to take emulsion emulation to places that actual film types might not have imagined. This incredible hybrid of past, present, and futuristic analog film effects has come a long way from its first release. Most notably, insofar as new features are concerned, Alien Skin has given its vintage-retro-loving plug-in a new, darker user interface and preset browser. Navigating is faster, and performance improvement isn’t solely dependent on your…
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  • DIY: Photo Surprise Easter Eggs

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 What came first? The chicken or the chocolate egg? We don’t know but we do know what came next. You! Surprise a friend as they bite into an Easter egg by hiding a photo on the inside. All you need for this surprise are some chocolate eggs, a little chocolate surgery and a photo of yourself in your Easter best. Put on those bunny ears and hop this way for chocolate surprise fun times. Learn How to Make Your Own Photo Surprise Easter Eggs p.s. Need a pick me up? Go to and HIGH FIVE THE ENTIRE INTERNET. We made this li’l site…
  • Cordito and the ChargeKeyMeet the New Power Couple

    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 There’s a new power duo here to keep you (and your phonecam) charged up while you’re on the go. Experience the power of the Cordito cord carrier and the ChargeKey, a USB cable that lives on your keychain. The Cordito keeps your gear in check, tightly rolled up in a stylish leather package. Kind of like a burrito but with less guacamole and more storage space, ready to grab and go. Carrying cords not really your thing? If you’ve got the ChargeKey on your keychain, grab your keys on the way out the door and you’ve got a mini USB…
  • Teach Your Dog To Take A Selfie

    10 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Ever wonder what Fido gets up to while you’re away? Teach your pup to selfie, and all you’ll have to do is follow Mr. Muffins on Instagram to keep tabs. Yes, your dog can take selfies! Our Pal Anna Jane of NYC’s School for The Dogs has been teaching dogs this skill (her pooch Amos is quite a pro). She’s kindly agreed to to let you in on just how it’s done. Convincing your furball to update their Instagram on the regs, is up to you. How To Teach Your Dog to Selfie p.s. Help! Anna Jane’s School for the Dogs’ building burned down. So she is…
  • Luxi Makes Manual Mode Easy

    7 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Don’t let Otto any where near your DSLR! He sorta shoots for an ok exposure … Did we say Otto? We meant Auto. Auto Mode. Luxi is here to help! This li’l gizmo will turn your iPhone into a light meter, help you master manual mode and banish that “Otto” fool forever. Luxi makes manual mode easy by measuring the exact light falling onto your subject and telling you just what settings to use. Luxi’s diffusing dome turns you iPhone into an incident light meter that is more precise than the reflective meter inside your camera…
  • DIY Clay Camera Tags

    3 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Cherries go on cake, chocolate fudge on ice cream and camera tags on awesome gifts. Camera tags are the gift (wrap) that keeps on giving. Long after the gift has been unwrapped and forgotten, this tag will live on. They are simple to make and will impress your photo mad friends before they’ve even opened the gift. Ready to be a wrap rockstar? Follow us. Learn How to Make Your Own Camera Tags (...)Read the rest of DIY Clay Camera Tags (256 words) © Erika for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to Post tags: Related posts: DIY:…
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    emilie inc. photography blog

  • baby Hazel, 11 days old

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
    See, the thing is, babies change. Fast. I met Hazel at the hospital and just days later, I nearly didn't recognize her. The growth that happens in a baby's first year, especially the first few weeks, is incredible! It's hard to imagine that she'll be upright and quite possibly walking by her first birthday! Sigh. Slow down, little lady, is what I'm sure we'll be saying all the year through.What an honor to spend the afternoon with this family as they adjust to life with a little one, less sleep and hearts overflowing with love. Parenthood looks so, so good on you. xo
  • Autumn DIY inspiration with Pencil Events at Hardy Farm

    11 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Denise and I were able to tag-team an adorable inspiration shoot organized by Megan Lord from Pencil Events.  Hardy Farm was the backdrop and such a great venue for this fall-inspired theme.  It was my first time there and I loved the feel of the place.  The wood barn is finished, but the rustic appeal still stands.  The open yet private wooded ceremony area is nestled amongst the trees behind the barn.  Ample lawn surrounds the farm, enough for a dinner reception tent and plenty of lawn games.  Rustic rock walls, white farm fences, and pretty gardens decorate…
  • inspiration: April showers

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Links clockwise from top left: The Inn on Peaks Island; Newburyport, MA;  Saddleback Mountain; Phillips Exeter Academy; New Hampshire Lakes Region; Cape Elizabeth, Maine; Newburyport, MA; New Hampshire Lakes Region
  • life is short, go to Disney

    7 Apr 2014 | 8:13 pm
    For Will's first Christmas, his Cincinnati cousins gave him a stuffed animal Piglet. A longtime fan of (classic) Winnie the Pooh (there is an actual Hundred Acre Woods in England and I've been!), I was delighted when he took so quickly to his new little friend, an instant security blanket.Piglet is a daily fixture (and a popular guest on my personal Instagram feed), accompanying us everywhere and snuggled under Will's arm every night. When I was pregnant with Clara, Piglet was the fill-in for practicing what life as a big brother would be like... swaddling, feeding, buckling the carseat,…
  • happy sunday

    6 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
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    Digital Camera Reviews & Photography Tips

  • Canon EOS 1200D

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:55 am
    Canon EOS 1200D is a new DSLR camera for entry-level class. There isn’t a huge upgrade over its predecessor, the 1100D. The 1200D offers 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor to capture still image and Full HD 1080p Video recording. It has 3-inch LCD Screen, 100-6400 ISO, 9-Point Autofocus System, 3 fps […]
  • Sony Alpha a7S

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:47 am
    Sony Alpha a7S is a new Mirrorless Digital Camera with 12.2MP Full-Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor ti capture still images quality and 4K video recording. Its the first mirrorless camera from Sony which able to record 4K video. The camera has 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor, XGA 2.36M-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder, […]
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a new digital camera with improvements everywhere which announced in February 12, 2014. This camera has 12.8MP High-Sensitivity 1.5″ CMOS Sensor with DIGIC 6 Image Processor to produce high image quality. It also supported by Canon 5x Optical Zoom Lens, 24-120mm f/2-3.9 (35mm Equivalent), 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen […]
  • Samsung NX Mini

    28 Mar 2014 | 12:49 am
    Samsung NX Mini is a new Mirrorless Digital Camera with small body and offers 20.5MP 1″ BSI CMOS Sensor with 3.0″ 460.8k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD. This camera also equipped with Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps, Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC, 6 fps RAW Continuous Shooting at 20MP, Extended Sensitivity to ISO 25600, […]
  • Selling Photos Online

    Dphotojournal com
    11 Mar 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Revenue in February’14: US$ 6,006.22 Total Photos in portfolio: +/- 8000 photos Total Revenue from Microstock in 2014: US$ 12,141.27 It’s now easier than ever to earn extra money from your images by selling them online via micro stock photography sites such as Shutterstock, Fotolia, Dreamstime and many more (please keep reading to find out […]
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    Northlight Images Photography

  • Review - Museo Silver Rag paper

    11 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    A semi-gloss coated 300gsm cotton rag paper, archival and OBA free. Tested on our iPF8300 large format printer. Now available in the UK via Canon and Oce.
  • Review - Museo Max 250

    11 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    A matte 250gsm cotton rag paper, archival and OBA free. Includes details of profiling and linearisation for colour and B&W. Now available in the UK via Canon and Oce.
  • Review - Topaz DeNoise Plugin

    15 Mar 2014 | 9:27 am
    A plugin that addresses noise in images and gives fine control over how you reduce it to acceptable levels.
  • Producing a 3 metre print - from an 11MP image

    13 Mar 2014 | 5:09 am
    From RAW conversion to final print editing, making a 2m x 3m print, for Innova to display on their stand at 'The Photography Show'. Since it's from an 11MP image, there are quite a few subtleties in the processing that can have a huge impact on final print quality.
  • Calibration and profiling - not the same thing

    9 Mar 2014 | 8:24 am
    Monitor calibration or monitor profiling? I probably know what you mean, but actually they are two different things. A short explanation for the usage of the terms that I try and stick to in reviews and when writing about colour management.
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    Photography Blog

  • Google Adds Lens Blur to Android Camera App

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:45 am
    Google has added new features to the standard Android camera app - including Lens Blur, which allows users to add a bokeh effect or virtually “refocus” the shot after the fact. Read more and comment »
  • Sony A6000 Sample Images

    Mark Goldstein
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Here are 90 sample JPEG photos taken with the new Sony A6000 compact system camera, including the full ISO range. UPDATE 17th April 2014: Ahead of our full review, we've now added 57 more sample images that were taken using a full production version of the Sony A6000 camera. Read the preview »
  • Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH Review

    Mark Goldstein
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH is a tiny standard zoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds system of interchangeable lens cameras. Offering an effective focal range of 24-64mm in 35mm terms, the collapsible Panasonic 12-32mm lens weighs just 70g and measures less than 2.5cms in length. Read our in-depth Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH review to find out if it's too small for its own good... Read the review »
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk II Sample Images

    Mark Goldstein
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here are full-size sample images taken with the new Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk II compact camera at an event held by Canon UK to showcase the G1 X Mk II's low-light capabilities. The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a premium compact camera with a large sensor and fast f/2 zoom lens. Read the preview »
  • Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Sample Images

    Mark Goldstein
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:55 am
    Here are full-size sample images taken with the new Canon PowerShot SX700 HS compact camera at an event held by Canon UK to showcase the SX700 HS's low-light capabilities. The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS features a 30x zoom lens, 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, Full HD 60p movies with stereo sound, and integrated Wi-Fi with NFC. Read the preview »
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  • The Oldest Living Things in the World

    Mike Rankin
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    Authors: Mike RankinRating: 0/5Body: What’s old? Is an iPhone 4 old? Sure, just ask any teen. How about Windows XP? That’s decrepit, right? So says Microsoft. How about a Sony Walkman? So ancient that kids can’t even figure out what to do with it. Betty White’s pretty old, but still kicking well past 90. But even Betty is a mere baby compared to the subjects in a new photography book by Rachel Sussman titled appropriately enough, The Oldest Living Things in the World. Sussman spent a decade traveling the world photographing living organisms that are at least 2000 years…
  • Put a Printer in Your Pocket

    Mike Rankin
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    Authors: Mike RankinRating: 0/5Body: Combine an Roomba with an inkjet printer, shrink it down to the size of a muffin, and what do you get? Something like the Pocket Printer being developed by ZUtA Labs, and funded on Kickstarter. The tiny device is essentially a wireless printhead on wheels that can turn and drive in any direction, spraying ink as it goes. The Kickstarter campaign runs through May 10, 2014, and right now you can reserve a printer in black or white for a pledge of $200. Expected delivery is January 2015. If this product works as advertised you really will be…
  • Spacefish, the World’s First Flexible Flashgun

    Mike Rankin
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    Authors: Mike RankinRating: 0/5Body: The Spacefish is an appropriately weird name for a weird-looking new product, now being funded on Kickstarter. This gizmo that looks like something from a sci-fi movie is actually the world’s first flexible flash gun. Its bendable neck allows photographers to easily direct and control light. And you can reserve your own Spacefish now for a pledge of £75 ($125) or more. Check out the video below and for more details. Article Slider image:  Liked This? Read These! Weird and Wacky Holiday Stock Art ’Tis the season for…
  • Adobe Releases Lightroom Mobile for iPad

    Mike Rankin
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Authors: Mike RankinRating: 0/5Body: Adobe has released a mobile version of Lightroom for iPad that allows users to edit images and sync them to the desktop version of Lightroom. The app is free to download, but in order to use it you must be a subscriber to one of Adobe’s Creative Cloud plans. Also, the app is currently only available for iPads running iOS 7. Adobe has announced plans for an Android version of Lightroom Mobile, but set no date for its availability. Basic features include • Edit RAW images • Edit images from iPad camera roll • Sync mobile edits,…
  • Comic Neue: Comic Sans Reborn!

    Mike Rankin
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Authors: Mike RankinRating: 1.9/5Body: We’ve had our fun with poor old Comic Sans over the years, with excerpts from books like Thou Shall Not Use Comic Sans, referring to it as “Public Enemy Number One” in an InDesign Magazine article on “Bad” Fonts, and offering a rundown of the tongue-in-cheek Defenders of Comic Sans. But thanks to one designer, Comic Sans may just be an ugly duckling that is now turning into a swan. And by “swan” I mean a font that you might actually want to use in professional work. Comic Neue is the brainchild of Craig Rozynski, an…
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    Chase Jarvis Blog

  • Daring Greatly to Unlock Your Creativity with Brené Brown on #cjLIVE [Wed, April 9 @ 10am PT/1pm ET]

    3 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    REMINDER: this show is TODAY Wed, April 9, at 10am Seattle time (1pm NYC, 18:00 London) and is broadcast LIVE at Tune in, join the global internet audience + live Q&A w/ Brene, or just in by to say hey. Details below! __ I can say with clarity that the most defining moments of creative/professional success for me have required overtly pouring my most honest, imperfect, afraid, guts-and-all parts of myself into my work. In short – those successes were built on vulnerability – on being real. They were built on daring greatly. What do the…
  • Hands-on with My Favorite Still Photography Camera

    2 Apr 2014 | 10:19 am
    Hello camera geeks, gearheads and… well… those of you who just want the best tools for your trade. You heard right, I’m back with another unboxing, this time of the hotly anticipated Nikon D4s — generously sent to me to by my friends at DPReview for a hands-on first impression, and it’s available from my homies/gear partners at Adorama. So here goes… First impressions: that familiar Nikon gold box looks pretty much like all the Nikon boxes I remember, going all the way back to the F5 (that was a film SLR – remember those?). In fact, the only time I can remember Nikon…
  • The KEY Characteristic Shared by All The Most Creative People I Know — And It Can Be Yours Too

    25 Mar 2014 | 11:20 am
    I’m a huge believer in making art for art’s sake. Taking photos that no one is going to pay you for. Shooting films that aren’t commissioned or funded. Writing words that the world may never read. I’ve said before that doing and making always trumps talking about it, but there’s also a difference between the doing and making that pays the bills and the doing and making that brings joy, that hones craft, lights creative fires, and that brings meaning to your life. This is personal work. This is creating simply for the act of creating. For some, that creative work…
  • Essential Photo & Video Gear Review — My Detailed, Piece-by-Piece, Don’t-Leave-Home-Without-It Gear Breakdown

    12 Mar 2014 | 9:37 am
    I skip 99% of the gear gabbing you’ll find on other photography sites, primarily because I’m more interested in the creative side but also because so many other sites already do it really well. I make the occasional exception, like when a new toy falls into my hands before anyone else, or when I feel some industry hype building around an imminent release that needs to be tempered with some realistic expectations. I did this popular review of my entire kit and how to pack it for travel…um…but that was 6 YEARS AGO. So as you might imagine, a lot has changed. Between that…
  • Creatives, Geeks, Freaks & Voyeurs of the World — Join Me LIVE from SXSW!

    7 Mar 2014 | 8:37 am
    UPDATE: this is TODAY! starting at 9am SEA time (11am Austin, 12noon NYC, 17:00 London) you can join into the conversation with your truly + the most creative minds from photo, design, tech & music. If I do my job right, you’ll get more insight in a weekend than at a semester of any college – all from people who have found success. LIVE at Ask questions all day at #UberLIVE or @chasejarvis. —– Certainly you’re in the know of famed South-By-Southwest (aka SXSW) – that two weeks every year where the creative, film, music &…
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    Camera Labs

  • Nikon AW1 review - the first waterproof digital system camera!

    25 Mar 2014 | 4:30 am
    The Nikon AW1 is the World's first underwater digital system camera. Based on the company's '1' mirrorless system, the AW1 can be submerged down to 15m and is also dustproof, freezeproof to -10C, and shockproof to 2m. As a Nikon 1 camera the AW1 enjoys fast continuous shooting with AF and the chance to capture HD video and stills simultaneously. It also includes built-in GPS, electronic compass, height and depth indicators and optional one-handed operation. With a bigger sensor and the chance to swap lenses, the AW1 promises a higher-end experience than a traditional waterproof compact, but…
  • Fujifilm 56mm f1.2 review - the first portrait prime for the X-series was worth the wait!

    20 Mar 2014 | 2:45 pm
    The Fujinon XF 56mm f1.2 R is a fast prime lens for Fujifilm's X-mount cameras that delivers a full-frame equivalent focal length of 84mm; this makes it perfect for short telephoto work including portraiture or simply concentrating on details, while the bright f1.2 focal ratio delivers very shallow depth of field effects (equivalent to f1.8 on full-frame) and allows you to maintain higher shutter speeds or lower ISOs in low light conditions. It's a highly anticipated new lens for the X-system, so what better body to try it out on than the latest XT1? My in-depth review looks at the build…
  • Nikkor 35mm f1.8G ED review - affordable full-frame prime lens!

    17 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Nikkor 35mm f1.8G ED fills the last gap in Nikon's 35mm line-up: a lens designed for full-frame DSLRs, but pitched at a more affordable price-point than the flagship f1.4G. 35mm is a versatile focal length delivering 'normal' coverage on a DX-body and giving you mild wide-angle on a full-frame body while avoiding the quirks of more extreme models. The new 35mm f1.8G ED joins three other full-frame compatible primes with f1.8 aperture: the 28/1.8G, 50/1.8G and 85/1.8G. In my Nikon 35mm f1.8G ED review I'll show you how this lens performs and help you decide whether it should be part of…
  • Nikon D3300 review - budget DSLR / high-end quality

    11 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    The D3300 is Nikon's latest entry-level DSLR. It replaces the D3200 with an updated sensor delivering the same 24 Megapixel resolution, but without the optical low pass filter for crisper results. Switching the sensor and coupling it with the latest EXPEED 4 processor also lets the D3300 support 1080p video up to 60p and slightly faster 5fps shooting. There's also a new kit zoom, which offers the usual 18-55mm range, but with a retracting design which collapses 2cm shorter than the previous kit zoom, while also weighing 70g less. Check out our Nikon D3300 review to see how it compares to the…
  • Zeiss Otus 55mm f1.4 review - is this the best lens in the World?

    7 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus is a standard lens with ambitious goals and a price tag to match. Available in Canon or Nikon mounts both with manual focus only, the Otus 1.5/55 as Zeiss refers to it, is one of the most expensive standard lenses around right now at just shy of $4000 USD. There are plenty of luxury lenses around at the 50mm focal length or thereabouts, but none carry this kind of price tag nor describe themselves as being the absolute best lens in the World today. So just how good is it? Find out in our Zeiss Otus 55mm f1.4 review, where Thomas tested it on his 36MP Nikon D800!
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  • Po rozbřesku / After daybreak

    5 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Do zad se mi opírá chlad z lesa, do tváře první paprsky slunce.Stojím na ostrohu nad lesem, nad mlhou, příroda dole předvádí divadlo jen pro moje oči.Nedýchám.Slunce se zastavilo a vteřina trvá už skoro celou věčnost... I feel cold on my back from the forest, in the face hot of the first Sun rays.Standing on the peak above the forest, above the mist, and nature below plays its shows just for my eyes.I can´t breathe.Sun stopped and a second is long as eternity... I see pain I see need I see lies and thieves Abused power with greed I had hope I believed But I'm beginning to…
  • Nad náhonem / Above the ditch

    26 Mar 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Večer na Rousínovském potoce...trochu historie, trochu romantiky, techniky i dynamiky.Myslím, že tento náhon nebyl nikdy funkční. Dnes je z rousínovského mlýna penzion. Evening at stream above Rousinov village. Marks of history, romantical, technical and dynamical marks too.
  • Větrný mlýn Světlík / Wind mill Svetlik

    22 Mar 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Z vesnice na břehu rybníku Světlíku zůstalo po válce jen několik chalup a tento větrný mlýn, jedinný holandského typu u nás. Starší barevný snímek větrného mlýna. Wind mill stands with another old few buildings at the banks of Svetlik pond, near Krasna Lipa town. Before the Second world war here lived in small village more than two hundreds people. Older colorful photo of the mill.
  • Úplněk nad vyhlídkou / The Full moon above view point

    18 Mar 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Poslední diváci odešli, je chvilka na něco fotografování. The last visitors left, so its the time for taking photos.
  • Šedé kontrasty / Contrasts of grey

    14 Mar 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Papírna ve Štětí, respektive její komíny, a Starý Bernštejn na Berkovském vrchu. Chimneys of factory in Steti town and Stary Bernstejn stronghold on Berkovsky hill.
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • New Lastolite Shapers

    Joe McNally
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    The folks at Lastolite are pretty cool, especially their chief designer, Gary Astill. Cool, in the sense they are receptive to ideas, which is a somewhat tough quality to find in a manufacturer in the photo industry. Listen to a photographer??!! Whaddaya crazy? They’re all a buncha wackjobs! Point taken. We do dream up some hairbrained schemes now and then, passionate, reckless creatures that we are. But, when you work in the field for a long time, experience all sorts of adversity, attempt to use malfunctioning gizmos that were supposed to work and make life easier, and try reading bad…
  • Cuban Windows

    Joe McNally
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:26 am
    Dancer by a window, Havana…… Nikon DF camera, 1/25th sec; f4; ISO 400; 24-120mm lens. Cuban Cowboy, by a farmhouse window….Nikon DF camera; 1/50th sec; f3.5; ISO 100; 28mm f1.4 lens.
  • St Lucia in September!

    Drew Gurian
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Heading to St. Lucia again, and the Anse Chastenet/Jade Mountain Resort to teach advanced lighting techniques, and all manner of post production wizardry, courtesy of my good friend and co-instructor, RC Concepcion. We start with an introductory dinner and then, beginning Monday morning, run for five straight days of working with light in one of the most beautiful places on earth. We build in time to relax and explore as well. Here’s a link to the workshop schedule, and all the day to day events, types of rooms, rates, etc. It’s one of my favorite places on earth, so much so, the…
  • GPP.. Through the Eyes of the Lost Boys

    Drew Gurian
    27 Mar 2014 | 6:35 am
    Cali and Jon here from the studio.. With another amazing GPP event looming in Singapore, Joe asked us younger shooters in the studio to comment on what the annual workshop has meant to us. (Cali) The crew has recently arrived back to the ranch after a lengthy, yet thrilling month and a half on the road.  I mentioned the crew’s return home, however, Joe’s schedule continued him onward to the marvelous city of Havana, Cuba.  At the end of each year, we look back at the previous 12 months and laugh about the crazed schedule endured by all.  It’s only nearing the beginning of…
  • Visual Notes, Cuba

    Drew Gurian
    26 Mar 2014 | 4:57 am
    Just returning from Havana, where I taught at the behest of the Santa Fe Photo Workshops. I only took one DSLR with me, the newly minted Nikon DF, which proved to be the perfect, quiet, unobtrusive camera for the vibrant streets of that amazing city. Shot basically with one camera and one lens all week. Exhausted boxer…..Nikon Df - 1/2000 sec;   f/7.1;   ISO 200;   28mm f1.4 lens. More tk….
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  • 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!
  • The Story behind: Giving street La raison d’être

    Matthias Moritz
    26 Apr 2013 | 1:09 am
    Photography for many encompasses different ideals, different purposes for shooting on the weekend or on holiday.  I’ve heard people say they shoot for the fun of it, and shoot for the love of it and they say it’s relaxing. Meeting … Continue reading → The Original Post is Located Here: The Story behind: Giving street La raison d’être
  • fotocommunity – the renovation goes on

    Matthias Moritz
    25 Apr 2013 | 12:07 am
    Dear members of fotocommunity, a few weeks ago I wrote something about the future path of fotocommunity. Some of you complained about certain points which did not yet contain any definitive statements. This is true. But to be able to … Continue reading → The Original Post is Located Here: fotocommunity – the renovation goes on
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    Endless Years/Snapping Cat

  • Snapping Cat Podcast April 2014

    2 Apr 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Your hosts are photographers Dan Burkholder and Elmo Sapwater. This podcast was recorded in the Catskills located in New York State. Snapping Cat Podcast April 2014   Companies and Individuals Mentioned in this Podcast include: OlloClip/Schneider/Nikon/Canon/Olympus/Epson/Trojan/Ztylus/iZZi Gadgets/Adobe/Bell & Howell/Fujifilm//Elmo Company/PhotoWizard/Photojojo/ReadyCase/Sony/Peterson’s/Apple/Vivid HDR/Jack Davis/Robin Saganoff Contact: Sponsored by and and
  • Gadgets:: Jawbone ERA headset lightweight, fits great

    14 Mar 2014 | 9:55 am
    By GREGG ELLMAN Jawbone’s new ERA Bluetooth headset has to be one of the lightest available and works flawlessly right out of the box. The internal Lithium-ion battery will give you about 4 hours of use for calls, music, podcasts or hands-free smartphone commands. It charges with a microUSB connection or can be purchased with a charging case to double the amount of talk time.Overall, the performance was great on both ends of the phone calls I made to test it. Using Siri on my iPhone was no problem using the ERA’s multi-function button. Callers heard me loud…
  • Lack of Customer service: add JBL Harman to the growing list

    14 Mar 2014 | 9:46 am
    Gearing up for what is my yearly “lack of customer service” column. I have several solid entries with the list growing. I’ve added JBL / Harman to the list; Email one (JBL) who says to email the other ( PR) who says to email the first (JBL). That technology endless “don’t bother me” circle, which frustrates me and many others. Any others, suggestions or problem companies I should look at? email me directly
  • Gadgets:: Get the perfect panoramic with Motrr Galileo

    26 Feb 2014 | 3:59 pm
    By GREGG ELLMAN— The Motrr Galileo is an iPhone dock designed for taking perfect 360-degree panoramic images. It’s available for Apple iOS devices in a Bluetooth ($149.95) model and 30-pin dock connection ($99.95). The Bluetooth is listed to work with the iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPhone 4/4S and iPod Touch (5th generation). The 30- pin Galileo is for the iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch (4th generation). Both work with many photography apps, all listed on the Motrr site ( ). It’s updated as new apps become available but there are…
  • Gadgets:: When it comes to USB why have 2 when you can have 4?

    18 Feb 2014 | 2:17 pm
    By GREGG ELLMAN— If two is good, four has to be better for most families when it comes to accessible USB charging ports. Leviton’s four-port device fits exactly to replace an existing AC wall plug/box, substituting the pair of standard plugs with the four USB ports. Its design allows you to plug in your own charging cables for 4.2 amps of power, which is controlled by a microprocessor to accommodate up to four high-powered devices simultaneously. This can include smartphones, tablets, gaming units and digital cameras regardless of the manufacturer. The only…
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  • Baltimore Agrees to Pay $250K for Police Seizing and Deleting a Citizen’s Cell Phone Videos

    Maaz Khan
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:02 pm
    This isn’t the kind of crime you’ll find in The Wire, but it’s pretty big for the photography community. The City of Baltimore has just agreed to pay a fine of $250,000 in a settlement over the “unlawful seizure and destruction” of videos from a citizen’s cell phone. The videos contained footage of Baltimore Police [...] The post Baltimore Agrees to Pay $250K for Police Seizing and Deleting a Citizen’s Cell Phone Videos appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Quick, Clever and Easy Method to Correct Skin Tones in Portraits

    Udi Tirosh
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:20 am
    When shooting portraits, getting the right skin tones is not a trivial task. Differences in lighting, skin tan and other factors can create uneven skin tones which our brains usually compensates in ‘real life’, but they can be quite distrusting when looking in a portrait. Photographer Michael Woloszynowicz shares quite an easy method for correcting [...] The post Quick, Clever and Easy Method to Correct Skin Tones in Portraits appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Success: Professional Portraits in a Makeshift Home Studio

    Allen Mowery
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:46 am
    For those who have been following DIYPhotography for a while now, you are well aware of the awesome photographic results that can be achieved with materials NOT purchased from your local, friendly photo gear retailer. For those who are finding this to be your first visit to DIYPhotography, may I please inquire as the exact [...] The post Success: Professional Portraits in a Makeshift Home Studio appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Blade Runner: The Cinematography of Jordan Cronenweth

    Maaz Khan
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:40 am
    Last Friday, I did my second entry in a weekly feature I started on the work of cinematographers. That entry covered Jeff Cronenweth, who is known for his work with David Fincher in films like The Social Network, Fight Club, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I wanted to write a follow-up to that [...] The post Blade Runner: The Cinematography of Jordan Cronenweth appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • 3 Ways To Shoot A Ferrari On A Budget

    Laya Gerlock
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:47 pm
    One of the perks that I have as a photographer is the opportunity to shoot super cars every now and then. Sadly, I don’t have a big ass studio that I can fit a car into, and I need to improvise by lighting cars on whatever location I can get. Those can be inside a [...] The post 3 Ways To Shoot A Ferrari On A Budget appeared first on DIY Photography.
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    Serious Compacts - Featured Articles, Reviews & Posts

  • Samsung NX30 Review

    8 Apr 2014 | 3:24 am
    Samsung NX30 Review Samsung’s NX system is a bit of an oddball in the mirrorless market. It’s the second oldest of the compact ILC systems and has a pretty balanced selection of good lenses (if only a few of them), yet has failed to gain the traction of its competitors like Micro Four Thirds, Sony, and Fuji. With the NX30, its newest flagship, Samsung hopes to change some of that. But at a price of $999 and some stiff competition, is it enough? Disclaimer: As usual, this review is written from a real-world usage perspective after having spent some time with the NX30 and a couple…
  • Featured: 'India visit with EPL5 and Panasonic 14mm' by ivoire

    3 Mar 2014 | 7:14 am
    A few from India 2 at sunset by 2Deye, on Flickr P2120105 by 2Deye, on Flickr Coracle2 by 2Deye, on Flickr gamers2 by 2Deye, on Flickr ironing done here by 2Deye, on Flickr P2120242 by 2Deye, on Flickr P2120250 by 2Deye, on Flickr P2120309 by 2Deye, on Flickr P2120540 by 2Deye, on Flickr
  • Canon G1 X Mark II Announced and Looks Amazing

    Amin Sabet
    12 Feb 2014 | 8:57 am
    This is as psyched as I have been about a camera announcement in a long time. Canon today announced the Powershot G1 X Mark II: Key points: -Significantly smaller size than G1 X -Omission of the lousy optical viewfinder -Inclusion of optional XGA electronic viewfinder ($299) -Flip-twist rear display changed to flip only rear display -Multi-aspect ratio sensor (maintains diagonal angle of view corresponding to 1.92X crop factor at 3:2 and 4:3 aspect ratios) -New lens is 24-120mm f/2-3.9 (over a stop faster than G1 X lens) -Dual lens rings (can control aperture, focus, etc) -5cm minimum focus…
  • What in the World? Sigma dp Quattro!

    Amin Sabet
    11 Feb 2014 | 8:07 am
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  • Featured: 'Streets of La Paz, Bolivia (Life at Altitude)' by Luckypenguin

    8 Feb 2014 | 8:27 pm
    As part of my travels last year I spent about four days in the Bolivian capital of La Paz which lies in the Andes at an (average) altitude of 3600m ASL. It was a chance to stop for a bit, relax and explore. Well, as relaxing as walking up and down steep streets at that altitude can be. The last time that I travelled overseas like this was to the Middle East in 2010 when I had a Canon 50D DSLR and a little Ricoh CX1 compact, and I had neither the experience nor the ability to try any genuine street photography and capture some of the local life that is a big part of the experience of travel.
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: Vanishing Point and Blend Modes – Episode 378

    Aaron Westgate
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    In the season finale, Corey and Pete talk about their classes at the PhotoshopWorld Conference. Corey shares a tutorial about playing with vanishing point for 2D images and Pete has a tip for Photoshop beginners about using blend modes. PhotoshopWorld Corey's new book - Down and Dirty Tricks for Designers 2 Macphun - Intensify This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 378 is now playing! Download Episode 378 (In order to download this file…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Combining and Burning Tricks – Episode 377

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    KelbyOne’s resident “Photoshop Guys”, Pete Collins and Corey Barker, come back to PhotoshopUser TV with new ideas to amplify your Photoshop skills. Corey displays how to combine 2D and 3D Channel tricks for Photoshop use. Pete showcases a new use for the selecting and burning tools to make your images pop. PeachPit book deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 377 is now playing! Download Episode 377 (In order to download this…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Brushes and Spatter Effects – Episode 376

    Aaron Westgate
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:37 am
    Pete talks about Brush charting. Corey has a tip on doing a spatter brush effect. Corey's new book - Down and Dirty Tricks for Designers 2 PeachPit book deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 376 is now playing! Download Episode 376 (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.)
  • PhotoshopUserTV: Pen Tool and 3D Swirl Trick – Episode 375

    Aaron Westgate
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:01 am
    Only on KelbyOne, Pete Collins and Corey Barker showcases the Pen Tool use for aeronautical photography and a really amazing 3D Swirl Trick. Corey's new book - Down and Dirty Tricks for Designers 2 PeachPit book deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 375 is now playing! Download Episode 375 (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.)
  • PhotoshopUserTV: Illustrated Effect and Magic Wand Tool – Episode 374

    Aaron Westgate
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:27 am
    Corey has a quick and easy tutorial from his new book that takes a photo and applies an illustrated effect using a grain texture filter and blending modes. Pete has a tutorial on using the Magic Wand tool and its options to make some creative grungy selections. Corey's new book - Down and Dirty Tricks for Designers 2 PhotoshopWorld PeachPit book deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 374 is now playing! Download Episode 374 (In order to download this file…
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    Image Sensors World

  • Machine Vision Algorithm Advances

    Vladimir Koifman
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:31 pm
    TechCrunch: Google Street View team reports that its recent text and street numbers recognition algorithm can be successfully used for solving CAPTCHA puzzles widely used on the web to determine a human versus a spam bot. The algorithm has been presented in a paper at the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR).I have a feeling that this algorithm has leaked outside Google, as starting from about Sept. 2013 the amount of spam comments in this blog has grown dramatically. On same days, per each real comment I get 10 spam ones, in spite of CAPTCHA protection.Google algorithm…
  • Google Project Tango Uses Primesense 3D SoC

    Vladimir Koifman
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    iFixIt teardown of Google Project Tango 3D camera revealed that it uses Primesense's recent Capri PS1200 SoC and its IR illuminator projects a familiar structured light dot pattern:
  • Yves Faroudja's Pre-processor Improves Video Compression Efficiency

    Vladimir Koifman
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:51 pm
    EETimes: Yves Faroudja presents a layered way to improve the video compression efficiency at NAB. He adds a new pre-processor layer, prior to a standard encoder such as H.264, HEVC, or MPEG 2, and post-processor (after compression decoding). "We take an image and simplify it; and that simplified image goes through the regular [standards-based] compression process," Faroudja explains. "But we never throw away information." This additional information is inserted in what Faroudja calls a "support layer." This compresses signals not used in Faroudja's so-called simplified image. Together with…
  • Imec's Image Sensor Services

    Vladimir Koifman
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Imec published a brochure about its image sensor services offerings: "Imec offers services ranging from development-on-demand, over prototyping, to low-volume production." Imec has 200mm and 300mm image sensor fabs with 65nm, 90nm and 130nm processes, including an extensive image sensor toolbox:Specific substrate (HR-Silicon, thick or graded dopant epi)Pixels (3T, 4T, trench isolation, embedded CCD pixels in CMOS)BSI processingHyperspectral filtersSpecial ARCs (CMOS compatible)Stitching / Butting capabilities for large area imagersMicro-bumping, 3D integration with TSVsCapability to develop…
  • Panasonic Proposes High Resolution Light Field Imaging

    Vladimir Koifman
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Lightfield Forum reviews Panasonic patent application on high resolution light field imaging. The US20140078259 "Light field image capture device and image sensor" by Masao Hiramoto, Yasunori Ishii, and Yusuke Monobe proposes to place microlens behind the photosensitive layer, rather than in front of it like in most other light field imaging approaches. This promotes the Panasonic-Fujifilm organic sensing layer possibilities:The control layer 1b switches the light reflected from the layer 1c between the 1st and 2nd image capturing sessions:
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    Visual Realia

  • 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…
  • S?

    22 Feb 2014 | 6:51 pm
    S., by J. J. Abrams and Doug Dorst Lovers of books, mysteries and/or design will appreciate “S.” by J. J. Abrams and Doug Dorst. That’s Abrams from television and movie fame, and his storytelling skills both through dialogue and visual interest are put to work, via the writing of three-time Jeopardy winner and author Dorst. But calling this a book doesn’t do it justice.I read about this venture and shared it with a few folks, one of whom gave me a glimpse. After seeing it, picking up a copy was a no-brainer. The layered mystery begins with a hard back book written in 1949 by…
  • Offended?

    22 Feb 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Offended?I’ve been thinking about that word this week after some online reading, and a Seth Godin post nailed it.It doesn’t take much time on Facebook, blogs, the internet in general or just listening to folks talking to hear about some item that disgusts us, or even offended by. (And I’m certainly guilty of this, myself.)Is it necessary?When we take a deep breath and give the topic some time, perhaps offense is something we could dismiss. As one of many examples, every December we must retread the “Merry Christmas” versus “Happy Holidays” debate. I was reading an interesting…
  • Hershey Gardens Gallery Online

    15 Feb 2014 | 7:32 pm
    What started in 1937 as a request by Milton Hershey for “a nice garden of roses” has grown over the years to a 23 acre public garden: the Hershey Gardens. The original 3 ½ acres opened in 1937, but grew to its approximate current size by 1942. Current summer displays include roughly 5,000 roses. A gallery of floral scenes from Hershey Gardens can be viewed by clicking here. Artist Copyright - All works of art within this web site are protected under U.S. copyright laws and international conventions. No portion of the artist's works or statements may be used, downloaded, reproduced using…
  • Butterflies at Hershey Gardens

    28 Dec 2013 | 3:22 pm
    The Butterfly House at Hershey Gardens (Hershey, PA) runs through the warmer months and typically houses approximately 300 North American butterflies. Milton S. Hershey opened the scenic spot as a 3½ acre rose garden in 1937 and expanded it to a 23 acre botanical garden by 1942. Click here to view a gallery of butterfly photographs from the Hershey Gardens Butterfly House Artist Copyright - All works of art within this web site are protected under U.S. copyright laws and international conventions. No portion of the artist's works or statements may be used, downloaded, reproduced using any…
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Lightroom Mobile Tip: Selecting A Photo To Represent the Collection (Matt Kloskowski)
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    Lightroom Mobile launched last week to a huge welcoming crowd at Photoshop World. Since then I’ve heard a lot of great feedback on it and I’m hopeful to see where things go in the future. Anyway, I had a cool tip to share that one of the blog readers (Brian) asked about last week. See, Lightroom Mobile uses collections on the iPad. When you’re looking at all of your collections though, you’re only going to see one photo that represents the collection. But sometimes that photo (that Lightroom chooses automatically) may not be a good representation of the collection for…
  • Your First Tutorial/Look On Lightroom Mobile (Matt Kloskowski)
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    Well, it’s here. There’s been a lot of talk over Lightroom Mobile since Photoshop World Vegas 2013 (when Adobe first gave everyone a sneak peak). Now it’s here and I wanted to put together a quick tutorial for you. Also, don’t forget that I did a full Learning Center with 8 videos over at KelbyOne and if you’re a subscriber, those videos are always in the subscriber area for you to check out. 1. Getting Lightroom Mobile Up and Running First, you’ll need to download and install the app on your iPad. Here’s the link. Then you’ll need to update…
  • Converting To DNG After Importing To Lightroom (Matt Kloskowski)
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    First off I just wanted to give a HUGE thanks to everyone that came out to my seminars this week in Indianapolis and Columbus, OH. I had two awesome crowds and, while I’m really happy to be on my way home, I had a blast getting to meet everyone who came out. Anyway, I’m on the plane back, and had some time to think about common questions I get. One of those questions is about converting to DNG and whether or not it’s possible to convert to it after you do your Lightroom import. See, the Import dialog has a Copy as DNG option in it. But what if you’re just adding photos…
  • 5 Random Little Things In Lightroom That Throw People Off (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:19 am
    I’m on the plane to Indianapolis right now, heading to teach my Lightroom seminar tomorrow (well, today when you read this). As I’m reviewing my notes, I realized there’s a bunch of little random things that people will come up and ask about throughout the day. Things that throw people off, have them searching around needlessly for settings, or simply things/settings that were just accidentally clicked on. So I thought I’d recap the top 5 I hear about. 1) Info Display – By default, Lightroom wants to put your photo “info” over the photo. Personally I hate…
  • Can You Apply Multiple Presets in Lightroom? (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:16 am
    I get the question all the time… Can you stack multiple presets in Lightroom? The answer? You “kinda” can, but it’s not really stacking. See, each preset let’s you record a certain adjustment (Exposure, Highlights, vignetting, etc…) and it’s settings. So if I have my Exposure set to +1.00 when I create a preset, it’ll record that +1.00 as the Exposure setting as long as I check the Exposure checkbox in the Preset dialog (see below). Once I apply the preset to another photo it’ll set that photo’s Exposure setting to +1.00. No matter…
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  • SXSW 2014: First you have to get the gear there!

    Damon Webster
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:41 am
    My favorite way to travel gear is ThinkTank Airport International. Period. On this trip, there was a possible video assignment, so I added an Urban Disguise, with a Canon XF100 video camera already built (mic,light,batt,media cards) and ready to go with a wireless lav set-up in the side pouch, and other misc. goodies. yes, I […]
  • Adobe Lightroom Launches on iPad – Is it ready for takeoff?

    Damon Webster
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    It’s part of the new Holy Grail: How can I work with my images on my faster, stronger, better iPad. I spent hours at the Apple store trying to figure this out. All the apps, all of the dongles, all of the workarounds to maintain a similar workflow with an iPad were possible but clunky. […]
  • SXSW 2014 – Austin’s Cultural Festival did it again!

    Damon Webster
    29 Mar 2014 | 11:41 am
    A combination of Interactive, Film and Music make the SXSW Festival in Austin the best blend of pop culture events you can attend in a ten day period. When you arrive they give you 3 muslin bags with designs signifying each portion of the festival and a guidebook for each. Welcome to Austin! What does […]
  • Nikon announces Mirrorless V3 with 20 FPS

    Damon Webster
    12 Mar 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Nikon continues developing its Nikon 1 Series of mirrorless cameras, with the addition of the V3. Sporting a 12,800 ISO at the top end, 20 frames per second, a new hyper auto-focus, and full 1080/60p HD video functionality, this cold be the only camera your family may need. The all important wi-fi is now built-in, […]
  • Nikon & Black Rapid enter into a partnership w/ 2 New Straps

    Damon Webster
    5 Mar 2014 | 1:49 am
    It’s not often that Nikon partners up. With the wide acceptance of the Black Rapid strap as the gear of choice for a lot of workers,now you can show your yellow and black colors proudly, while saving your neck and shoulders. These new designs will fit the Heavier DSLRS as well as a modified version […]
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  • Mendapatkan bokeh yang Indah
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Bokeh adalah kata benda yang berasal dari bahasa Jepang yang artinya area tidak fokus dalam suatu gambar atau yang lazim kita sebut dengan blur. Bokeh tidak harus berbentuk bulat atau polygon, semua area tidak fokus/blur juga disebut dengan bokeh. Ada cara sederhana untuk memperkirakan bagaimana kira-kira tampilan bokeh pada gambar yang akan dihasilkan yakni dengan membelalakkan mata selebar-lebarnya, sehingga pandangan kita akan blur. Berikut adalah tips untuk mendapatkan bokeh yang baik: 1. Gunakan Lensa yang Berkualitas Semua lensa dapat menghasilkan blur, tetapi yang benar-benar baik…
  • Bagus mana, lensa Prime atau lensa Zoom?
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Ketika kita misalnya mempunyai dua buah lensa, satunya adalah lensa prime dengan focal length 50 mm dan satunya adalah lensa zoom dengan focal length antara 18-55mm. Ketika kita disuruh memotret dengan menggunakan kedua lensa tersebut, manakah yang akan menghasilkan gambar berkualitas pada focal length 50mm? Dapatkah kita menemukan beberapa perbedaan yang nyata dari hasil keduanya? Pertama : Lensa didesain dengan keunikan masing-masing. Walaupun lensa zoom 18-55mm dapat digunakan pada focal length 50mm, hal ini tidak akan sama dengan apa yang dilakukan oleh lensa fixed yang memiliki Focal…
  • Pose untuk foto Portrait
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Tanpa mengetahui trik yang baik dari para professional kita akan sulit mendapatkan foto portrait(wajah) yang menarik. Mungkin kita akan mencoba berbagai sudut pengambilan, pengaturan posisi tubuh, serta pencahayaan untuk mendapatkan gambar yang baik. Memahami trik pose untuk fotografi portrait akan jauh mempermudah kita mendapatkan gambar yang kita inginkan. Berikut adalah tips dari para fotografer professional : - hindari memotret wajah dari arah depan Memotret wajah dari depan hanya akan membuat wajah nampak lebih gemuk. cobalah untuk sedikit menoleh ke kiri atau kanan, miringkan wajah atau…
  • Background untuk bunga
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:29 am
    Mendapatkan background yang cocok untuk bunga akan meningkatkan daya tarik dan keindahannya. Pilihlah beberapa metode dibawah untuk gambar bunga yang lebih memikat : - Gunakan Sinar Matahari Pagi Sinar matahari pagi memang luar biasa dan kaya warna. Dalam fotografi jenis apapun saat-saat matahari baru muncul adalah momen emas untuk mendapatkan gambar menawan. Kedua Gambar diatas adalah gambar yang saya ambil di pekarangan rumah pada pukul 06.00 WIB, dengan setting Auto aperture(Av) agar Dept of Field Sempit dan Exposure compensation -2 untuk menurunkan intensitas cahaya. Karena Sinar matahari…
  • Mendapatkan foto bunga yang lebih menarik
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:57 am
    Bunga adalah salah satu subjek yang sangat sering dipotret di bumi ini, karena memiliki warna-warni dan bentuk yang menarik banyak fotografer pemula maupun professional yang gemar mengabadikannya. Berikut adalah tips dari Harold Davis, Seorang fotografer professional yang akan membantu kita mendapatkan gambar bunga yang menarik: Bunga bukanlah subjek yang sederhana Bunga adalah subjek yang mempunyai berbagai bentuk, texture dan warna. Memang banyak orang yang menganggap bahwa bunga adalah subjek yang terlalu banyak difoto sehingga membosankan, namun kenyataanya tidaklah demikian. Kita dapat…
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    My Home Sweet Home

  • Throwback Thursday: Classic Easter Photo

    Dawn Camp
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    This 2005 Easter morning photo is a classic representation of motherhood, even though I’m not in it: mom plans the children’s clothing in meticulous detail—matching shoes and hairbands, coordinated outfits, nothing but the best—and just wants one photo to commemorate her efforts. {You moms know that I probably wore an old, un-ironed dress and didn’t have time to fix my own hair. This remains undocumented, because I’m not in any of the photos.} The kids want no part of it—too young to understand mom’s tireless efforts—except for the oldest (and you can…
  • Photoshop World Atlanta, Day 2 #PSW14

    Dawn Camp
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Today was the second of Photoshop World here in Atlanta (find the day 1 recap here), another great day of inspiration. My husband attended two sessions, visited the Expo Hall, and met some of my KelbyOne (formerly NAPP) buddies, which made it extra special for me. Here’s what I did: Session 1 Class: Thinking Outside the Box Instructor: Joel Grimes Track: Photoshop Skills I was a little late for this class, which started at 8:15 a.m. (that’s my perfect excuse), but I wish I’d seen the whole thing. He showed samples of stacking images in camera (like on this website) and…
  • Photoshop World Atlanta, Day One

    Dawn Camp
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Today was the first day of Photoshop World, the place to become a serious Photoshop ninja. Photoshop World (or PSW) is held twice a year: on the east coast in the spring and on the west coast in the fall. After attending in Las Vegas, Orlando, and Washington, D.C., I’m tickled pink as the cherry blossom in my neighbors’ yard to see the conference right here in Atlanta. It’s hard to choose sessions with so much awesome taking place at once (classes in 7 categories—Beginners 101, Photoshop Skills, Creative Cloud/Graphics, Photography Techniques, Lighting, Lightroom, and…
  • Friendship is Worth the Fight Today at (in)courage

    Dawn Camp
    5 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    I am not a fighter. I’m a peacemaker by nature; a keeper of secrets; a respecter of privacy. I ruffle few feathers. Diplomatic, that’s me. My awareness of boundaries and personal privacy sometimes keeps people at a distance—not too close—even friends. Yes, sadly, even friends. But in good friendships, like good marriages, disagreements happen. There’s a saying: If two people agree on everything, one of them is unnecessary. I don’t want friendships that wither, stifled by a distaste for conflict, where one of us feels unnecessary, where opposing positions…
  • Download April’s Desktop Calendar!

    Dawn Camp
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:20 am
    Dogwoods are always appropriate for Easter. Legend connects them symbolically to the crucifixion, as you can read in this (in)courage post from 2011. It’s my prayer that this calendar blesses you and turns your eyes and conversation toward Jesus Christ and him crucified. Download April’s Desktop Calendar Small Large X-Large [For those of you who download these calendars each month, I'm sure you'll be surprised to know that they were originally uploaded and scheduled to post with 31 days in April. Sigh.] Download April’s Desktop Calendar! is a post from: My Home Sweet Home…
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    Yanik's Photo School

  • My New Zealand Photographic Adventure!

    10 Apr 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Well, I just got back from an amazing trip through New Zealand and for everyone out there, I suggest you add it to your bucket list! It’s visually stunning with immense natural diversity to make any photographer fall in awe. Here’s the gear we left with: DJI Phantom 2 drone 2 x GoPro Hero 3 2 x iPhone 5S 1 x iPhone 4S Nikon D800 Nikon D7100 2 x Nikon SB-800s The tricky part was to fit the Phantom 2 in a carry-on but once that problem was solved, we were golden. Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show! And check out Martin’s version as well HERE ON FACEBOOK.   How to easily…
  • Overview of 4 Panasonic Lumix Cameras

    29 Oct 2013 | 5:16 am
    Panasonic Lumix cameras – 4 great models  The Panasonic Lumix camera series has been helping photographers take stunning pictures ever since its launch 12 years ago. These cameras come in an impressive range of models to suit every need from sleek point and shoot designs to the more sophisticated G series. Here’s a rundown of 4 Lumix models that punch above their weight. Panasonic Lumix G3 Although it came out in 2011, The G3 remains a hugely popular model. It has a winning combination of compact camera features paired with sophisticated styling. The stand out features that make the…
  • Snapshot: A Few Tips to Taking Great iPhone Photos

    22 May 2013 | 4:05 am
    The photographic capabilities of the iPhone are unparalleled. With a variety of apps available to tweak photos and add filters, the ability to capture amazing shots in now literally in the hands of each and every iPhone user. Our mobiles travel everywhere we do, presenting us with the chance to take incredible photos whenever the opportunity arrives. Sometimes it’s hard to get the right shot. Of course, a little information goes a long way, and there are a number of approaches we can take to improve our iPhone photos without having to enrol on a photography course. Some methods are reliant…
  • 5 Great Tips to get your iPhoneography to the Next Level

    12 Mar 2013 | 4:41 am
    It’s time for another great guest post here on YPS! I met Guy Yang through Udemy where most of my video tutorials are featured in a course. There are tons of awesome courses there (I’ve taken quite a few) and Guy’s course on iPhoneography is no exception! Like me, Guy genuinely wants to improve your photography skills and his area of expertise is iPhoneography. I met Guy and watched a few of his tutorials and I can tell you that he has some serious skillz! You can check out his complete and very professional  iPhoneography course RIGHT HERE!
  • BLOW UP! Advanced Photo Techniques for Large Prints

    31 Jan 2013 | 4:52 am
    You’ve entered the sleek, simple, and dramatic of an oversized photograph as the central design feature in a room. You see this motif everywhere, from fashion and interior design magazines to retail settings. At once, the large photo/minimalist room evokes drama, and sometimes mystery or suspense. Done well, it creates a mood that only a few interior designers can match by other means and modernists, bohemians, and creatives everywhere enjoy. Who can say why, exactly? There is something so appealing between the contrast of a minimalism of a wall and the expressive punch of an…
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    Jeff and Lisa Photography

  • Jon and Rachel’s Montecito, Nuvali Wedding

    7 Apr 2014 | 6:08 pm
    I think it was Jojit, their coordinator, who said that it’s interesting how Jon looks different in photos with Rachel, more carefree and happy, and I get that. We first met them over lunch in Greenbelt, and Jon struck me as someone quiet and serious. But seeing their travel photos and actually taking pictures of them together, it’s amazing how he lightens up so much around her. Rachel’s so full of life, and she really just lights up every room she’s in. And in a way, I think Jon keeps Rachel centered and grounded. They complement each other so beautifully. These crazy…
  • Nicco and Erica’s Tagaytay Wedding

    2 Apr 2014 | 6:55 pm
    We remember every single wedding we’ve ever shot. We can tell you our favorite photos from each one, what the weather was like that day, maybe some funny parts, small things about the couple that stood out, and the moments that touched us and/or made me cry. For people with admittedly very bad memory, I like to think of that as some sort of accomplishment. Jeff and I have been shooting weddings for almost six years now. That’s hundreds of couples. Hundreds of loves. We hold on to these stories dearly. And I love how so many stories of love intersect with ours. Nicco and…
  • Marc and Alicia’s Coron Engagement Shoot

    19 Mar 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Marc and Alicia got married last weekend. It was all sorts of lovely, and I can’t wait to blog about it (along with many other weddings that I’ll hopefully get around to blogging soon). But for now, I want to share their engagement session last month, shot in Coron, Palawan. It was Jeff’s and my first time there, and it was so much more beautiful than I had imagined, it took my breath away. Jesy Alto did Alicia’s makeup, and Chris Rodil did their hair, and the trip and shoot were doubly fun because of the wonderful company. Marc got us a boat for the shoot, and I was…
  • Photographs as Proof

    25 Feb 2014 | 2:24 am
    I shared an old black and white photo on Instagram earlier, and it’s been at the back of my mind all day since. I first saw this photograph 2-3 years ago. My heart still breaks each time I see it. It’s by Duane Michals, taken back in 1974. Below it, he wrote: “This photograph is my proof. There was that afternoon, when things were still good between us, and she embraced me, and we were so happy. It had happened. She did love me. Look, see for yourself!” It’s almost ironic how such a sad photo can be so inspiring for us, especially since we’re wedding…
  • Kicking Off 2014

    29 Jan 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Wedding season has been nothing short of wonderful for me and Jeff. I’ve been on an incredible high through most of it, really. We hit the ground running this year, and we’re both so psyched and looking forward to the rest of it. I couldn’t let this month end without sharing a bit of what we’ve been up to lately. I’m missing this blog something fierce. Here’s enough love to fill your weekend cup to overflowing. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we did taking them. ♥
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  • Davies Pond – Long Exposure

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:26 am
    Headed out to Davies Pond around 8pm to make a few long exposure pictures. This was my favorite one of the night. Looking at my exif data in Lightroom I realized I never reset my clock when the time changed this spring. I always forget about one.The post Davies Pond – Long Exposure appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Lucia

    11 Apr 2014 | 4:31 am
    Meet Lucia! My brothers’ new puppy.The post Lucia appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Goose in the Woods

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:33 am
    A goose in the woods near me. I liked the light on this guy.The post Goose in the Woods appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Local Creek

    8 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    A creek near me that will more than likely look quite different in a few months. Landscapes are much easier to explore in the winter but infinitely better looking in the warmer months! The downside here is that everything appears to be the same color. Converting this picture to b&w seems to have separated some […]The post Local Creek appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • …and Yet Another Snow Event!

    12 Mar 2014 | 10:09 am
    I’m starting to believe winter is not going to end anytime soon. This time the snow was heart attack snow. Very wet. And very heavy. The weight of the snow was too heavy for one of the branches on one of the trees in the front yard. Also too much for one of the trees in […]The post …and Yet Another Snow Event! appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
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    Photography For Real Estate

  • Real Estate Photography Question And Answer

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Manuel’s Question: I read Scott Hargis’s Lighting Interiors book and it’s awesome, but I have one concern. Why does he never mention white balance? Answer: Shoot in RAW, set your WB on auto and then touch it up as needed in Lightroom or Photoshop. Also, you’ll find that when using flash, the flash will tend to dominate the WB. I […]
  • PFRE Still Photo Contest Closing – First PFRE Video Contest Opening

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:12 pm
    The PFRE still photo contest is closing at the end of the day April 15 and the video contest is open. This is the first month for the PFRE video contest. If you are submitting a video for April’s contest please read and follow the contest rules at: Here is the general way the […]
  • An Open Letter To Multiple Listing Services Concerning Photo Rights

    13 Apr 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Multiple Listing Services (MLS) provide a valuable regulatory service in the real estate industry. They create rules and legal forms that guide the advertising and sale of all property in a given geographic area. In most metropolitan areas professional photography has become an integral part of the listing and sale of real estate and many […]
  • This Week In Real Estate Video #106 – Lucas Ramage in Calgary

    11 Apr 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Bruce Lemieux, in Maryland pointed out a real estate agent in Calgary that is doing great work with video. The agent is Lucas Ramage. Lucas is a third generation Realtor that does all the shooting, scripting, voice-over and editing for his video and his work is very good! Here are several of my favorites from […]
  • Gofor Envisions Drone On-Demand Service – Cool or Scary?

    10 Apr 2014 | 9:13 pm
    First of all, this is just and idea at this point. It’s not yet as real as the Gofor website and video make it sound. The concept is basically a smartphone App that would allow you to schedule a RCMA video or still shot. However, if state and federal laws permitted it I could see […]
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    Dodge & Burn

  • Weekly Roundup: Haute Africa Fotofestival, LGBTQ Panel at AIPAD and More

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Copyright Jim NaughtenHaute Africa FotofestivalMarch 30 – June 9, 2014Meerlaan 32, 8300 Knokke-Heist, BelgiumSix free exhibitions including and outdoor installation exploring the connection to Africa within contemporary fashion - featuring photographers Martin Parr, Wangechi Mutu, Viviane Sassen, Zanele Muholi, Jodi Bieber, Jim Naughten, Phyllis Galembo, Héctor Mediavilla, Sabelo Mlangeni, Jehad Nga, Hassan Hajjaj, Nontsikelelo Veleko, Baudouin Mouanda, Daniele Tamagni, Namsa Leuba and Yinka Shonibare. Untitled #11 from the series The New PreRaphaelites (2007...)Copyright Sunil…
  • Photographer Interview: Sonia Louise Davis

    7 Apr 2014 | 4:26 pm
    For a while now I've been an admirer of photographer Sonia Louise Davis' work, so I was so excited to hear that I'd be sharing the project space with her at the RUSH Arts/Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn. Sonia Louise Davis: Selections is on view until May 17, 2014 and I will be joining her this Sunday, April 13th from 4-6pm ET for an artist's talk also at the Corridor Gallery.Untitled #22 from the series tracing(s) belonging(s), 2011.Copyright Sonia Louise DavisD&B: Where are you from and where do you live/work now? SLD: I was born and raised in New York City. I live 20 blocks away from…
  • Weekly Roundup: Dayanita Singh's Museums, Ethopia's Photo Festival and More

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From the series Myself Mona AhmedCopyright Dayanita SinghDayanita Singh at Art Institute ChicagoA self-proclaimed "bookmaker working within photography," Indian artist Dayanita Singh's work is on view at the Art Institute Chicago. On display will be Singh's portable “Museums”—large wooden structures that can be opened and placed in various architectural configurations, each holding 70 to 140 photographs that span her artistic oeuvre. Work displayed within the installation include images from her earliest photographic series Myself Mona Ahmed (1989–2001), which chronicles her…
  • Photographer Interview: Keesic Douglas

    31 Mar 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Last week I took my son to a Taino song workshop at the National Museum of the American Indian - New York and while chasing after my toddler through one of the exhibits, I discovered the work of photographer Keesic Douglas. Instantly grabbing my attention, were two images (from Douglas' Lifestyles series) of a young, indigenous couple set within a contemporary home decorated with many of their cultural and ceremonial objects. The lighting of these domestic scenes was so precise (as if to mimic the set of a television show/soap opera) and I just had to find out more about who made…
  • Weekly Roundup: My Show Opening at Corridor Gallery, Frida Kahlo's Photographs and More

    28 Mar 2014 | 11:30 am
    Selection of 5 mugshots from the Namesake seriesCopyright Qiana Mestrich, 2013Photography Show Opening at Corridor GallerySunday, March 30th, 4-6pm ET - On View through May 17, 2014RUSH Arts/Corridor Gallery334 Grand AveBrooklyn, NY 11238Selected from their 2013 artists submissions, it is with great pleasure that I announce the opening of my show at the Rush Arts/Corridor Gallery Project Space. The images from the Namesake series were born from an exploration of the original meaning of "Qiana" (a nylon textile that was a cheaper alternative to silk) and the prison system's cataloging of…
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  • #Flickr Friday: Kein Ausweg (#NoWayOut)

    Kay Kremerskothen
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Das neue #FlickrFriday-Thema fordert euch heraus, das klaustrophobische, beklemmende Gefühl aufzunehmen, das einen in einem engen, kleinen Raum befallen kann. Zeigt uns, wie man sich fühlt, wenn es einfach Kein(en) Ausweg (#NoWayOut) gibt. Wir sind uns sicher, dass ihr wieder tolle Ideen zu unserem Wochenprojekt haben werdet. Macht ab sofort bis zum kommenden Freitag ein Foto und teilt es mit uns in der FlickrFriday-Gruppe. Unsere Auswahl der letzten Woche zum Thema Gelb (#Yellow) findet ihr hier. #FlickrFriday ist ein wöchentliches Fotoprojekt mit kreativen Herausforderungen. Für eine…
  • #FlickrFriday: The #Yellow Selection

    Kay Kremerskothen
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:15 am
                  Our last Flickr Friday theme was all about that bright color of bananas, flowers, lemons, and butter. The theme was #Yellow, and these are some of our favorite submissions to the Flickr Friday group. We were thrilled by the sheer amount of your amazing contributions! Many of you also took the time to pick your favorites and present them in the galleries of favorites thread that you shouldn’t miss out on. It’s never too late: We invite you to go through the pool and create a gallery with your faves to contribute it. Photos from…
  • Introducing Flickr 3.0 for iPhone and Android

    Matthew Roth
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
    Every day at Flickr we share our passion for inspiring photography by building world-class tools and beautiful photo displays you can access anywhere. Ten years ago we defined online photo sharing as the first major online community to store, organize, tag, and share digital photos. We could not be more excited to continue shaping digital photography with new Flickr app for iPhone coming today to the App Store and for Android in the Google Play store now. Stunning photos made easy At the heart of our Flickr apps is a powerful mobile camera that makes it easy to take and share amazing photos…
  • #TwitterTuesday: Birds

    Ursula Rodriguez
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:29 pm
            #Birds are part of the beings who can tell what freedom really means. We can find them either looking at their surroundings analyzing what’s going on, seeking for some food in the city squares, getting for lent some nice and cozy church or, flying. There are no borders in their sky and they live happiness and smile with their beautiful and particular singing. Check out their wonderful colors and views printed in all your submissions. Follow us on Twitter to see the next challenge directly in your feed. We will be back with the new theme next Tuesday and…
  • Shooting with fisheye

    Arnold Chao
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    We admire many of you employing the fisheye lens to capture all sorts of interesting subjects, from the inside of a derelict cooling tower to lichen-covered rocks in an arid landscape. Enjoy, and share, more photos in the Fisheye group and Fisheye Photography gallery. Photos from [AndreasS], koala-x, Teruhide Tomori, Grant Brummett, and todd-.
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  • 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…
  • Indian Wedding Photography – Nurragingy Reserve – Benita and Amit

    6 Jan 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Some photographers like to “force” their subjects into a certain pose or look. My philosophy has always been, if you feel comfortable on your shoot then your true personalities will come through and you’ll love looking back at your pictures. In the case of Benita and Amit, it quickly became apparent that they were not exactly the serious type. So I let them do their butt-pinching, belly-laughing, carefree thing, and this is what happened.
  • Sydney Wedding Photography – Oatlands House – Tharshani and Nealesh

    7 Nov 2013 | 8:20 pm
    After a huge day getting married in a grand Hindu wedding ceremony at Le Montage, Tharsh and Neals went in for round two, getting married in an intimate garden ceremony at Oatlands House. A truly rowdy reception followed, featuring toasts made using whole bottles of scotch, Neals rocking some Fresh Prince dance moves, and some photo booth insanity that continued until the house lights came on. It was a delight working with make-up and hair artist Rani, and Sam and his hard-working cinematography team at Perfect Media.
  • Sydney Family Portrait Photography – Wong

    24 Oct 2013 | 2:01 pm
    It was a delight photographing this energetic, vibrant little family, who have just welcomed a third beautiful girl.
  • Sutherland Shire Wedding Photography – St Andrew’s Cronulla, Westin Sydney – Aimee and Muhammad

    21 Sep 2013 | 5:03 pm
    After two long years of scheduling, rescheduling and trudging through Visa nightmares, Aimee and Muhammad’s big day finally arrived. And by watching the two of them fit together so effortlessly, and the genuine love shared between everyone present, one thing was clear: it was worth the wait.This wedding marked the end of a week of ceremonies, including the Muslim Nikah marriage ceremony and Aimee’s henna/mehndi night. Their ceremony was nice and local – St Andrew’s Cronulla, and reception at one of my favourite venues – The Westin. Aimee’s hair and make-up…
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    Juan A. Pons / Wildlife & Nature Photography

  • Second installment of “Birds Through The Lens” about to be released

    Juan Pons
    4 Apr 2014 | 5:24 am
    Some of you may be aware of the video photo workshop series I am producing with my friend Alan Murphy titled Birds Through The Lens, well I have some exciting news! We are done with the shooting and the rough edit and I am currently putting the finishing touches on the second installment of the series. Our goal is to release this second installment by the end of this month, yes April 2014. If you are not familiar with the Birds Through The Lens series and like photographing birds you need to check it out. There is no better resource anywhere online or not for photographing birds. I consider…
  • Winter in Yellowstone is Simply Amazing

    Juan Pons
    11 Mar 2014 | 7:45 am
    No matter how many events I teach at every year, and no matter how often I go to Yellowstone, winter in Yellowstone is still an amazing time. This year I had two workshops back to back and both offered very different but rewarding experiences. Every time I am humbled by how many repeat clients I have on my workshops and this year was no exception. Workshop participants this year we had some spectacular encounters with Bison, Bighorn Sheep and Bobcats. In addition we encountered some of the coldest weather I have experienced. One morning in particular we ventured out in -36 degree Fahrenheit…
  • Creating Natural Looking HDR Images using only Lightroom and Photoshop

    Juan Pons
    12 Sep 2013 | 2:44 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. Many people do not realize that many of my images are HDR (High Dynamic Range), I believe the reason is because I strive to make my images look realistic and/or natural. The HDR process has gotten a bad rap because many people take an artistic route and create images that don’t necessarily reflect the real world. When Lightroom 4 was released, the fine folks from the Lightroom team gave us a new and interesting new way to create High Dynamic Range images. This has been my preferred method of processing HDR images for quite some time now since it…
  • Winter in Yellowstone 2013 Workshop a success

    Juan Pons
    4 Feb 2013 | 2:24 pm
    I’ve just returned from my yearly “Winter in Yellowstone” photo workshop and I have to say that it was a resounding success. We had some very cold weather and some balmy weather, we say and photographed Bison, Elk, Pronghorn, Big Horn Sheep, Mule Deer, Mountain Jackrabbit, Bobcat and much more. As always I am eager to return and look forward to what next winter will bring. I am already making the arrangements for next year so if you are interested in joining me, I would encourage you to send me an email, this year the workshop sold out very early and I expect the same for…
  • 5 quick tips for wildlife photographers

    Juan Pons
    10 Jun 2012 | 9:01 am
    With this article, I hope to start a semi regular series of quick tips for wildlife and nature photographers. Without further ado, here is the first installment. 1. Keep your eye on the viewfinder – Action can unfold in front of you at any time, and Murphy’s law dictates that you will miss the best opportunity when chimping (If you do not know what chimping means check this article 2. Know your gear – Wildlife photography is somewhat like baseball, you spent lots of time waiting for those few seconds of real action. You NEED to be ready…
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  • this was a good week

    Karen Walrond
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Here's what made this week awesome:•  I spent most of yesterday driving all over Houston photographing people who were doing kind things for others who could use a hand, for no reason whatsoever other than to just do it.  Next to watching people greet each other with hugs in the arrivals hall at an airport, this is one of my favourite things in the world.•  This National Geographic Instagram photo of a "mermaid" is the business.•  This photographer travels the globe capturing the oldest living things in the world.  I love this for two reasons: (1)  one of…
  • of speeding up, slowing down and the art of intention

    Karen Walrond
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Yesterday morning, as I was doing my weekly coffeehouse visit, I sat next to a woman who was writing a letter.  She sat peacefully drinking her cappuccino, with a box of beautiful stationery next to her, handwriting a message in neat penmanship.  Every now and then she'd stop writing, sip her coffee and stare outside for a second, before returning to her words.  It was lovely to watch, and I couldn't help but think that it had been years since I'd actually seen anyone actually sit down and write a letter -- holiday cards, yes, but an actual letter?  It had been a long…
  • it's official: registration for the limelight sessions is now open!

    Karen Walrond
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This is it, friends:  registration for my first Lime Retreat, the LimeLight Sessions, is finally open.I think I owe you guys some backstory about how this all came to be:  As much as I've enjoyed hosting the Path Finder course online (and man, I really have), I felt like I was still missing something, not being able to actually meet the people who were taking the course, face-to-face.  For this reason, I've been thinking about putting together in-person workshops for over a year now -- but I've been struggling with how to actually make this happen.  But it…
  • the bad girls club, redux

    Karen Walrond
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    About 6 years ago, when Alex was 4 and her cousin Julia was 5, they formed the Bad Girls Club. It was unclear what the purpose of the club was; all we know is that they named the club themselves, and the name stuck.Every time the girls get together, I do another photo shoot, and since my sister and her family are in town, I was compelled to pull my camera out.  Behold, at ages 11 and 10, the Bad Girls 2014. Fact:  They're really not bad in the least. 
  • this was a good week

    Karen Walrond
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Here's what made this week awesome:•  Last week, I didn't get much work done, mostly because I was paralyzed with fear.  But this week? I broke through, baby, and Lime Retreats should be ready to blossom next week, right on time.  Booyah.•  My friend Ernest wrote some lovely thoughts on living an extraordinary life.  Very much worth the read.•  I love everything about this kid.•  This bride and groom win for best reception dance.  Good Lord.•  The pastel palette of Paris.  Man, I love that city.•  And speaking of France, for…
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    Taylor Davidson

  • The Peer-to-Peer Movement

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Signs of how peer-to-peer technologies will disrupt the centralization of the Internet.David Kadavy, Movements are usually a reaction to a particular style that precedes the movement. - Technological changes often bring movements to be. - New movements often involve exploring an old medium in a new way. Art has been defined by a series of movements for thousands of years, each building on or responding to the movement preceding it. But note that movements don’t look like “movements” in the beginning, they look like a couple people trying something new. If it resonates and…
  • The card design model is proliferating across the web, but the card architecture model will have the biggest impact.

    29 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Cards are not the first form of embedding rich media and enabling interactivity, but it's the one with the biggest future. Look beyond the design of cards to the architecture behind them.If you’ve used Twitter, Google, Tinder, Secret, Spotify, Pinterest, Jelly, Kik, Facebook’s Paper app or a host of newer startups, you’ve probably seen a card. Cards have quickly become a dominant design pattern for mobile devices because of how the design format is able to deliver information in an easily readable, scannable format that is easily navigable with a single finger, often the…
  • Publishing as a Product, Pageviews as Users, and What The Shift Means

    10 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Re-thinking publishers as "intent engines", and what it takes to get thereI’ve been thinking a lot about content publishing lately, but I’m not the only one. Venture investment is flowing into publishing, to the tune of $330 MM over 2013, up 117% over the previous year, and it’s driven by a range of early and later-stage financings (data below from CB Insights): Big investments into Buzzfeed ($46 MM), Vox Media ($80 MM), Business Insider ($30 MM), Cheezburger ($37 MM), Sugar ($46 MM) and others may have stolen the headlines, but there’s a range of other interesting…
  • The mobile single-purpose app strategy

    8 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Thin wedges can be valuable icebergs.Me, talking about Facebook’s unbundling strategy in Crain’s: Mr. Davidson sees acquisition possibilities for New York startups down the road as Facebook looks to further “unbundle” its experience into single-use applications, the way the social-media giant has done with messaging and photography, he said. For instance, Facebook might invest in apps for location services and contact management— areas where New York startups show strength. There has been a lot of great analysis of the strategy behind unbundling Facebook’s user…
  • Fundraising for Entrepreneurs

    22 Feb 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Slides from a talk about Fundraising for Early-stage Entrepreneurs I gave at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, Feb 14, 2014 View on Slideshare, Fundraising for Entrepreneurs
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  • Adobe Lightroom Mobile Brings Professional-Class Photo Tools To iPad

    7 Apr 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Adobe 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 professional-class photo editing from the confines of the desktop.
  • Sony Announces the α7S Full-Frame Camera with ISO Sensitivity up to 409,600

    6 Apr 2014 | 9:44 am
    Joining the acclaimed Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R family of the world's smallest full-frame interchangeable lens cameras1, Sony's new Alpha 7S model puts extraordinary sensitivity, low noise and spectacular 4K video quality into the hands of professional photographers and videographers. The innovative Alpha 7S camera features a newly developed, 12.2 effective megapixel 35mm Exmor® CMOS sensor paired with a powerful BIONZ X image processor, allowing it to shoot at a sensitivity range of ISO 50 - 4096002 with unprecedented dynamic range and low noise. The new model is also the world's first camera to…
  • Panasonic Announces a 15mm F/1.7 ASPH Interchangeable Lens for Micro Four-Thirds Format

    26 Mar 2014 | 8:50 am
    Panasonic is proud to announce the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH interchangeable lens for the Micro Four Thirds format. (35 mm camera equivalent: 30 mm). The new LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. allows photographers to capture images with beautiful defocus features produced by F1.7 lens. The SUMMILUX 15mm lens is very compact and lightweight. The SUMMILUX 15mm lens will be available this May in black with an MSRP of $599.99.
  • Panasonic Announces the HX-A500- The World's First 4K 30p Wearable Camera

    25 Mar 2014 | 9:33 am
    Panasonic today announced the world's first 4K/30p Wearable Camera, the HX-A500 (A500). Featuring Wi-Fi® and NFC to connect to your phone, incredible image quality and straightforward functionality, this wearable camera enables you to capture scenes that puts viewers right there, in the thick of the action. The A500 will be available in the U.S. at the beginning of July.
  • Nikon Announces the Nikon 1 V3 Mirrorless Camera with Enhanced Performance & 60-120fps HD Video Capture

    12 Mar 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Today, Nikon Inc. announced the new Nikon 1 V3, a compact, yet powerful addition to the Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System. Designed to make no sacrifices when it comes to speed, performance and image quality, the blazing fast V3 sports an impressive Hybrid AF system and the world's fastest continuous shooting frame rate(1) at 20 frames-per-second (fps) with full autofocus, a speed that outpaced even pro D-SLR cameras. When still images are not enough, the Nikon 1 V3 sports an outstanding number of video features that today’s multimedia photographer can take advantage…
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  • Let’s Talk About Tripods

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    I am happy to share that my first article at Digital Photography School has been published. For my first article at dPS I wanted to write about a topic that many photographers are interested. However, I wanted to do it in a very different way. So I went for the tripod topic as a start. Instead of just talking about what tripods are or providing a review of a tripod, I decided to write about the many differences in tripods and how some can work better for certain situations like landscape photography, portrait photography and more. Here is a preview of the first paragraph. (don’t mind…
  • Exploring New Territory

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    I recently spent a day wandering around New York City with my friend Gevon.  We met up with Quentin of fotoclasses at Brooklyn Beans Roastery, talked for a bit and then kept walking and shooting. One of the beautiful things about walking around places you spend little time at, is that feeling of seeing and experiencing something for the first time. It’s like growing up all over again. For example, tasting an amazing maple coffee or getting down low on cobblestones and then come across what you see in this photo. Graffiti in the streets of Brooklyn. the Brooklyn Bridge, beautiful light…
  • Photography Business Revamp aka PhotogBizRevamp

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you’ve been following my blog for some time now then you’ve likely heard me mention Rachel Brenke on numerous occasions. In fact, she even guest blogged about model releases for street photography. Rachel is a lawyer (aka The LawTog) and photographer, and there is no one better to talk about the togethers together than her. That is why I am extremely excited to share a new online course Rachel has put together called PhotogBizRevamp, or Photography Business Revamp. Rachel offered the course for two years but shut it down for a year improve it with a lot more depth.  Here are…
  • Should I Crop In Camera Or In Post Processing?

    8 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    I received a question from a reader and thought it was an interesting one. So I decided to share the question and my answer in a video here on the blog. I shoot with Canon 60D. The ratio is 2/3 which makes 8×12 the best size when I have my pictures printed at a lab. How do I get an 8×10 photo without cropping? Some venues want only 8×10 pictures and I lose so much of my photo. Are there camera settings to change the ratio when shooting? Is there software? Basically, the photographer wants to not crop photographs, but knows that is has to be done for certain clients. My…
  • Photo Critique – Recover or Go Minimal

    3 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Another photo critique task, another success. In this critique I share some thoughts on processing a photograph in a minimal way if recording details in highlights or shadows is not a possibility. After sending the video to the photographer I received the following reply. I loved the way you brought about the water and overall cool temperature compared to the warmth present in my final edit of the photograph. Wonderful work Scott. and I do like to thank u for taking time to critique my photograph. I will certainly keep those things in mind while reworking on the photograph. I don’t have…
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  • Learn Professional Photography Skills From Ed Verosky

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    One of the first e-books I bought was Ed Verosky’s on Flash Photography. Soon after he published “Taking Your Portraiture To The Next Level” and “Taking Your Portraiture To The Next Level II”. Long on value and short on price, these resources gave me the technical know-how to get started in this business. Early this year, Ed decided he wanted to teach a great many more people. So he started a website, where over a year, you can learn professional photography skills. If you ever wanted to know how to light someone or create a portrait of someone, but didn’t…
  • Introducing Rachel Brenke’s The Law Tog & BizRevamp

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    Rachel Brenke’s The Law Tog has helped scores of photographers to get legally legitimate. If you were working without a contract, she can hook you up. If you have a legal question about delivering files or photographing minors, she always has a ready answer on her popular blog. Recently I had an issue where some of my content from this blog suddenly appeared on another site. I had not given the other website my approval to copy and paste my content. So, I approached Rachel and asked her what I should do about it. She gave me two solutions: 1) try and contact the other blogger and ask…
  • Get This Free Twitter Guide By Photoshelter

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:44 pm
    My first foray into social media (even before it was called that, I believe) was on Twitter. I didn’t know what I was doing. I was a skeptical dabbler. Now approaching 9000 followers (small compared to some other very popular people), I credit Twitter for being the catalyst for my headshot portrait photography business in Connecticut. More on how all that worked out another time, but I wanted to let you know that my friends at Photoshelter have launched a new guide on using Twitter that you should download and read. Like all of their other guides, this one packs a punch and even I have…
  • OneLight 2.0, A Review Of Zack Arias’ New Off-Camera Lighting Tutorial For All Photographers

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Zack Arias is a name that is now synonymous with learning to use your off-camera studio strobe or speedlight, starting with just one light and one modifier, in manual mode. Whether you attended one of his workshops (or like me, two of his workshops) in the past or sat and watched and rewatched his first video tutorial called, OneLight Workshop, I am going to bet that you have experienced one or two personal eureka moments about using your flash. For some of us, his teaching liberated us from the confines of “natural light.” For others it was a financial boon, allowing us to seek…
  • Why You Should Go To Brand Camp This Summer

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    When I was in high school, I rather grudgingly went to summer band camp. Don’t laugh, but I was instrumental (no pun intended) in leading our marching band to local championships by playing the … cymbals. Yep, that was me crashing my cymbals in front of my face, sometimes catching a bit of my lip. Sometimes, I had to carry those heavy cymbals and march backwards, holding them up so that the snare-drummers had their shot at hitting it. Sometimes they missed the cymbals and they hit my fingers instead. It was painful. It wasn’t fun and I didn’t look forward to it at all.
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  • Adding Magic To Flat Light

    Syl Arena
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    Natural light photographers often advocate placing your subject in open shade. When compared to the harsh shadows of midday sun, the benefit of open shade is that the shadows are very soft because the light comes at your subject from a wide range of angles across the dome of the sky. The downside to open shade is that the low contrast of the light (the difference between the brightest highlights and the darkest shadows) creates an image that lacks texture and depth. Fortunately, a single Speedlite can add a lot of magic to the shot. Fig. 1 — Ambient light only (open shade on the north…
  • Learn To Light This Summer: My Trio of Week-long Workshops

    Syl Arena
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Learning to mix Speedlites and small strobes on location: “Crafting Dramatic Light With Small Strobes”—Santa Fe Workshops Is a week-long summer photography workshop right for you? It depends upon whether you want to invest a week shooting and lighting or spend a week lounging around the pool. I love the workshop-way of teaching photography—collaborative, hands-on, and fun. If you are looking to take your understanding of lighting to a higher level, then I hope that you will join me for one of my week-long workshops this summer.   Rocky Mountain Workshops Flash Photography…
  • This Week In Photo 348: What’s In A Name?

    Syl Arena
    22 Feb 2014 | 10:01 am
    This Week In Photo #348 is now live. I re-join TWiP’s eternally effervescent host, Frederick Van Johnson, and welcome TWiP first-timer Shiv Verma for rousing conversations about the world of photography, including our thoughts on: whether we’re grabbing URLs in the new .photography and .camera domains why it’s crazy to hire a wedding photographer who posts a Craigslist ad soliciting photos to pad his portfolio what happens to photographers who license work for a photo credit and then change their minds licensing and business resources available to photographers on…
  • Stepping Inside Havana’s Camera Obscura

    Syl Arena
    12 Feb 2014 | 9:41 am
    Havana’s camera obscura sits three floors above the Plaza Vieja, the Old Plaza, and overlooks the entire city. Stepping inside its viewing room was one of my favorite moments during my trip to Cuba last spring. Even non-photographers marveled at the live-action view of the city that we witnessed. Of the 70 or so giant camera obscura around the world, Havana’s is the only one in Latin America. Consider it a must-see if you visit the city. A room-sized camera obscura Periscope-style camera obscura were used by artists in the field. First mentioned some 2,300 years ago by Aristotle…
  • This Week In Photo #344: The Return of Syl Arena

    Syl Arena
    25 Jan 2014 | 6:41 am
    I had the great fortune this week to return to the This Week in Photo (TWiP) podcast as a guest host alongside TWiP’s effervescent host Frederick Van Johnson and architectural photographer extraordinaire Jeffrey Totaro. During the show, I come clean on why I suddenly went off-line for five months–starting with my trip to Brazil last August. As Frederick puts it, I went “all Jimmy Hoffa and came back.” We also have rousing conversations about our individual thoughts on New features added to Photoshop CC (and our opinions on Adobe’s Creative Cloud business model)…
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    Dream Tomorrow, Live Today, Cherish Yesterday

  • Leaving Home for a Trip

    Bob Towery
    5 Apr 2014 | 5:12 pm
    With a view from my house like this, sometimes I wonder why I ever leave? But I have wanderlust. I'm headed out for an 11 day trip, doing lots of photography and a major bucket list item. I won't be doing any posting from the road, so I wanted to leave you with a nice one for now.
  • Special Place

    Bob Towery
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:09 am
    I feel so fortunate to live in such a special place.
  • Lisa

    Bob Towery
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:54 pm
    I have become the curator of over 42,000 images taken by my sister in law, Lisa Towery, who passed away from Cancer in March 2014. She was a wife, mother, photographer, and artist. She introduced me to her best friend from child hood, Debbie, whom I married. This image is one of her many "selfies." I cannot imagine being able to create a better image than this, in her circumstances. I really have to say it is one of the most beautiful images I have posted here. Having reviewed tens of thousands of her images, this one speaks to me like no other.
  • St Patrick's Day

    Bob Towery
    17 Mar 2014 | 9:26 am
    Is a little more fun after you have been to St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland.
  • No words

    Bob Towery
    11 Mar 2014 | 11:26 am
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  • How To Add Contrast To Landscape Photos

    Steve Berardi
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Sunrise in the Mojave / Photo by Steve BerardiAdding contrast to a landscape photo is one way to make it a more compelling image. When we think of the word “contrast” we usually think about contrasting colors or brightness. But, there’s also another type of contrast that you can capture in your images: subjective contrast. Here’s a quick look at the different types of contrast and how you can capture them in your images: Color Contrast The most common way of adding more contrast to your images is photographing a scene with strong contrasting colors. With landscape photography, this is…
  • How To Photograph the Upcoming Lunar Eclipse

    Steve Berardi
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Lunar Eclipse (2011) / Photo by Steve BerardiOn April 14/15, there will be a total lunar eclipse. It’ll be visible from most of the US, Canada, and Central America, and parts of South America (see map). In a total eclipse, the moon turns red (due to the way the light from the Sun is scattered as it passes through our atmosphere), and it’s truly a beautiful sight! Here are some tips for photographing the eclipse: #1 – Find the time of the eclipse in your area This upcoming eclipse occurs around midnight (PST), so the actual date of the eclipse is confusing (it could be April 14 or…
  • Write For PhotoNaturalist and Earn $40!

    Steve Berardi
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:53 pm
    When I first started PhotoNaturalist over five years ago, my original vision was to have lots of different photographers writing about their experiences and sharing their knowledge with other nature photographers. My father and I have done most of the writing here on PN up until now, but now that PhotoNaturalist is generating a stable income every month, I’d like to start featuring more guest writers on the blog. We can offer $40 per post. Writing for PhotoNaturalist is a great way to share your knowledge, make some extra money, and market yourself (for every post we’ll include your bio…
  • What Is Tripod Load Capacity?

    Steve Berardi
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:40 pm
    When you’re shopping for a tripod, one of the more confusing numbers you’ll run into is the tripod’s “load capacity.” It sounds pretty simple: shouldn’t that just be the maximum weight the tripod can handle? Well, it’s a little more complicated than that, and unfortunately there’s no universal standard for determining the load capacity. So, one manufacturer might say their tripod can handle 20 lbs, while another manufacturer’s standards would rate that exact same tripod at 30 lbs. Generally, the load capacity of a tripod refers to the maximum weight that a tripod can handle…
  • How to Reduce Noise in Your Photos

    Steve Berardi
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Noise is that ugly discoloration that makes your photos look “grainy” (like in the image on the right, where the noise has been exaggerated to make it more clear). It’s one of the most annoying things you’ll have to deal with in digital images. Although you’ll never get rid of noise completely, there are a few things you can do to reduce it so it’s barely noticeable by the viewer: #1 – Get a good exposure The best way to avoid noise in your photos is to get the best digital exposure possible, by using the histogram. This will ensure you maximize the signal-to-noise ratio in…
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    The Digital Story

  • Is Your Aperture Library Ready for a Spring Cleaning?

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:32 am
    It's that time of year when we look at our cluttered closets and think that it might be time to get our house in order. Well, the same could be said for our photo libraries. Here's how to tidy up Aperture -
  • Photographers on the Go - 2 New Gear Fit Kits

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:11 am
    I've just published two new gear fit kits over at The Nimble Photographer. Here's what's inside -
  • Olympus E-M10 Plus 75mm Equals Great Sports Shots

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    The Warriors had a lot on the line for their last regular season home game. They wanted to reach 50 wins and lock up the 6th seed in the Western Conference playoffs. This seemed like a perfect game to test the Olympus OM-D E-M10 with the Olympus 75mm f1.8 lens. This combination is well within arena standards for spectator camera gear. Here's how it worked out -
  • "Lightroom Mobile and More, Fujifilm X-T1, Carousel" - Digital Photography Podcast 423

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    This week on The Digital Story photography podcast: Lightroom's Monster Update; Fujifilm X-T1 Review; and Carousel by Dropbox - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story -
  • Never Lose Another Lens Cap? HACKxTACK

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    Here's how to never lose another lens cap -
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    Faby and Carlo

  • How to choose the lingerie that fits your body shape

    Fabiana Nicora
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    There is no better happy feeling for a woman than shopping for shoes and lingerie. Shoes and lingerie complement each other when it comes to feeling and looking beautiful and feminine, hardly any other combination can be more powerful. But lingerie in particular has that secret power to make you feel confident whether you show it or not because you know it is there and the feel of lace and silk on your skin is amazing. Even if I have my own personal preference in terms style of lingerie, especially when it comes to being in front of the camera for a boudoir photography session, there are…
  • Boudoir Photography: whose agenda is it? Your customers or yours?

    Carlo Nicora
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    In the part few days, we had the opportunity to reflect on a crucial element in a Boudoir Photography Experience: agendas. While chatting with friends and models, this element came out more than once. When you photograph your customers, whose agenda do you follow: yours or theirs? Do you go from pose to pose just because this is what your posing manual says, or do you listen to what your customer are actually after? If we haven’t been clear enough, let us clarify this once and for all: as a photographer you should focus on what your customers want. If you want them to buy from you, you…
  • Powerful women and their traits

    Carlo Nicora
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Powerful women in our society are portrayed as strong and commanding. They generally wear a suit, sometimes replacing the trousers with a skirt. When we see their images online, they look dominating. They look like powerful men, just in another body. I personally find this to be wrong. Powerful women have traits men will never have, and in portraying them in the same way, we give powerful women a strong disadvantage over their male counterparts. We take powerful women strengths and we remove them. Powerful Women: Marissa Mayer’s Vogue Shoot When Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, posed for…
  • Fuji X-T1 in the hands of a woman and a Boudoir Photographer

    Carlo Nicora
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    I have recently met the magic of the new Fuji X-T1 and the Fuji completely new way of connecting with photographers onto a level that no camera company had done before and I fell in love. The Fuji X-T1 is the result of a concerted effort to produce true magic and give total freedom to professional photographers to be creative without hassle. Effortlessly. Efficiently. Easily. The new Fuji X-T1 is a beautiful tool that can create nothing less than pure love. I used to be a Canon shooter, but I am officially not anymore. Now I am a totally Fuji lover and supporter. The beautiful new Fuji X-T1…
  • Boudoir Photography: Sexual Objectification or Confidence Builder?

    Carlo Nicora
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    More and more we hear about sexual objectification and its influence on society. We hear how a male-dominated society imposes object-like female bodies in the media, creating sexual objectification. It is normal that we start thinking about Boudoir Photography in the bigger picture, especially considering how much sexual objectification in media is damaging women. Is boudoir photography promoting self confidence, or is it another sexual objectification of the female body. PS: it felt correct to push the boundaries with a set of images that can provoke a reaction. Let your thoughts be heard!
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    Ilan Bresler Photography

  • Morning Shift

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

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

    Ilan Bresler
    10 Feb 2014 | 5:48 am
    Israel, 2014.
  • Enchanted

    Ilan Bresler
    29 Jan 2014 | 3:54 am
    Israel, 2014. You can only envy their naivety, no? :)
  • Princess

    Ilan Bresler
    19 Jan 2014 | 10:11 am
    Tel-Aviv, 2014 iPhone 5s :)
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  • Make Something Worth Making

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Embed This: Share this by using the buttons below The post Make Something Worth Making appeared first on Photocrati.
  • Recording of WordPress for Photogs Google Plus Hangout Talking Themes

    8 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    On April 2nd I joined Peter Adams and our last minute guest, Rachel Brenke, for a chat about WordPress for photographers. The topic for the Hangout was themes, and it was a great first discussion. It’s also the first for many to come. For those who have never heard of Peter Adams, please check out this eBook that he wrote about WordPress for photographers. Before you view the video I want to mention that one of the things that sparked this discussion, and the idea of a monthly Hangout around WordPress specifically for photographers, is an article that Peter wrote. Soon after his article…
  • Inspiration Is Around Every Corner

    1 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Embed This: Share this by using the buttons below The post Inspiration Is Around Every Corner appeared first on Photocrati.
  • Creating & Using Custom Menus in WordPress & Photocrati

    25 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    By default the Photocrati theme uses whatever pages you create in the main navigation menu. If you only have a few pages that works perfectly fine. But once you start adding more and more pages it can become to cumbersome. That is where custom menus come into play. So now that you know about custom menus, go to your WordPress admin area, visit Appearance >> Menus and begin creating your menus. Thanks for reading, Scott The post Creating & Using Custom Menus in WordPress & Photocrati appeared first on Photocrati.
  • Growing Your Circles On Google Plus

    18 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    While scouring the Internet for awesome questions to answer, I came across this question: “Ok so I am new to Google + and loving that it is so full of art and article but users what do you feel is the best way to grow your circles?” This is not an easy answer but I can definitely share one way to increase your circle count. Google Plus has an amazing algorithm for recommendations. When signing up for a Google Plus account, you have the option to put in topics of interest for recommendations of who to follow. While using Google Plus on a regular basis, you will also be recommended…
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    MCP Photography Blog

  • Should You Jump Ship From Facebook For Google Plus?

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. This is the question most photographers are asking right now.  I hear the buzz all over social media. “Should I leave Facebook for Google Plus?” And the answer is: NO. Don’t jump ship from Facebook. Just change the way you use it.  Times have changed — you may feel like less people see your images and posts, no matter incredible the photos or exciting the conversation. Facebook constantly changes their algorithm.  They need ad dollars to please stockholders, and unfortunately this leaves less space for the content you want to deliver and…
  • 5 Tips For Getting in Spring Family Portraits (Share With Your Customers)

    MCP Guest Writer
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog.   Tips For Getting Ready For Your Spring Family Portraits I’ll wager a bet that most of us are eagerly awaiting Spring. This winter has certainly been an extreme one! Between the subzero temperatures, snow blizzards and being cooped up indoors, we are ready for sounds of birds chirping, warmer temperatures and bursts of color everywhere. This is a prefect time to start thinking and planning for your Spring Family Portraits! If you skipped taking Holiday Family Pictures either due to the busy holiday season or because you did not want to look like an…
  • Proof That Newborn Photoshop Actions Are Not Just For Editing Babies

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. One question we get asked often is “Can I use Newborn Necessities Photoshop Actions on other images?”  The answer is “YES, it can be used on any images.” The follow up question is often, “Why did you name it Newborn Necessities and market the actions for editing baby images?”  Great question. When we started working on the newborn actions in 2011, we wanted a product that would help the growing industry of newborn photographers. Editing baby images is tough.  Babies are so beautiful, but sometimes their skin-tones range from…
  • Batch Editing in Lightroom – Video Tutorial

    Erin Peloquin
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:59 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. Batch editing is one of the best benefits of using Lightroom as a starting point for your photo edits. It’s quick and easy! And once you’ve done all that you can with your photos in Lightroom, you can even open them into Photoshop in a batch for any final edits you’re looking to make.   You have two options for batch editing in Lightroom. You can edit a group of photos at the same time You can edit one photo and retroactively apply the same changes to a group of images. Note that any of the techniques I describe below work in both the Develop…
  • The 4 Best Tax Tips for On Location Photographers

    MCP Guest Writer
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. Being a self-employed photographer, filing income taxes can be stressful. Even more so if you are not prepared, or are just unaware of what Uncle Sam expects his cut to be, especially when you are traveling for your photography business. These four tips should help. 1. Track your mileage Other than driving from your home to your business, you want to write down the miles you are putting on your car related to visiting clients, driving to an on location shoot, or other activities directly related to your business. At the end of the year, you can deduct 56 cents per…
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    Nuena Photography

  • Wag Hotels San Francisco Easter Party 2014 (Kira Stackhouse)
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday to Wag Hotels’ 5th annual Easter egg hunt for dogs in Golden Gate Park! I extend my extreme apologies out to everyone because my printer had gotten stuck on “paper jam” after only a few photos, and I wasn’t able to print the photo strips. If you’re on […]
  • Oliver the French Bulldog (Kira Stackhouse)
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Meet Oliver the French Bulldog! What a handsome fellow, I visited his home for a photo shoot last week and had an absolute blast. This little guy is quite the ham, and he just loves balls and squeaky toys! Here are some of my favorite shots from our session… there are a lot, so hard […]
  • New Photo Studio in Oakland! (Kira Stackhouse)
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    I’m so excited to let you know that I’m moving into an amazing studio space in Oakland! It’s been 7 years in the making, and finally I’m taking the big leap – for myself and for my business. Having this new space is so exciting and will allow me to diversify my work and take […]
  • Sneak Peek: Oliver the French Bulldog (Kira Stackhouse)
    6 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    I had a great photo shoot this morning with Oliver the French bulldog at his home in San Francisco. He is such a ham and absolutely LOVES his squeaky balls! Here’s a sneak peek shot from our session, more coming soon!
  • Ann and Louisa (Kira Stackhouse)
    4 Apr 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Meet Ann (Annie) and Louisa, a set of adorable twin girls. I’m catching up on blogging here (sorry for the delay, I’ve been swamped!)… these little ladies were 10 days old when I met them just after the holidays. I went to their home and we had a nice photoshoot with their proud parents and […]
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  • Near and Fargo(ing)

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND. THE BIKE POST! There is still a small amount of dirt here in Newport. Not much, but there if you look hard enough. Nature is being voted out here in favor of more concrete, wood, fake grass and stucco, so I’m not long for these parts, but until that day I […]
  • It Was All So Easy

    9 Apr 2014 | 7:52 am
    It was all so easy. I didn’t know it at the time. There was no reason to know. There was only reason to want, to get and to experience. “Who was your greatest rival?” the driver was asked. “Well, if you go far back there was a guy, a pure driver, a complete driver, but […]
  • Ebooks

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    I just got a brand new laptop. Yep, a screaming fast 13-inch maxed out on RAM. It had been a long while since I had a new machine. I got used to all the tricks I had to employ to get my old laptop to actually do the things I needed to do. No two […]
  • Because I Can: The Postcard Book

    7 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    Hey Folks, This is the latest post in the “Because I Can” series about making Blurb books in an edition of ONE. Yes, you heard and read correctly. I’m making books with the intention of capping the print run at ONE book. Why? BECAUSE I CAN. We have really only had this option since about […]
  • Salsa Fargo Update

    3 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    Don’t worry everyone, I won’t go as long between Fargo posts in the future. (I hear the photo geeks moaning, grinding teeth and searching for the unsubscribe.) I’ve finally gotten out for a few short rides. Still fighting Lyme, so I’m not breaking any records, nor will I be for the foreseeable future, but I’m […]
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    John Beardsworth

  • Photography on the BBC

    1 Apr 2014 | 1:39 am
    I wonder if the BBC is having a photography week. On Sunday I noticed What Do Artists Do All Day? featured the great Albert Watson dragging his team of assistants around the beautiful, windswept landscape of the Isle of Skye. . . .
  • On great leaps forward

    14 Mar 2014 | 3:17 am
    Is it such a bad thing to have a strong sense of diminishing marginal returns from new camera gear, or is it more a sign of confidence and feeling you know what counts? I ask this because over the last . . .
  • Tony Benn

    14 Mar 2014 | 1:07 am
    Tony Benn at Wapping, 2013, unveiling a plaque to Thomas Rainsborough, the radical Civil War colonel Sad to hear this morning’s news about Tony Benn. He’d been quite frail when I saw him speak last year at the unveiling of . . .
  • What’s the (U) Point?

    25 Feb 2014 | 6:49 am
    Interesting to see Nikon have sneaked out a beta of a new incarnation of Nikon Capture – called Nikon Capture NX-D – which is free to use until September  2014. Capture NX, which I’ve owned ever since I went over to . . .
  • Faces in the crowd

    18 Feb 2014 | 1:56 am
    Yesterday I met up with a friend at the Harp, an excellent recent discovery, before we went along to the big David Bailey show at the National Portrait Gallery. The show runs until early June, so if you find yourself in . . .
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • Contact Sheet – Morocco 2014

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Click here to enlarge. Click here to enlarge. Click here to enlarge. Click here to enlarge. Click here to enlarge. Click here to enlarge. I anticipated being out of my comfort zone for the majority of my recent DPD adventure to Morocco. As a surreal landscape photographer I’ve had very little experience with street photography and portraiture. It was great practice. I did better than I expected. Practice makes better. While I don’t plan to release any of these images, my vision and skills are stronger for having made them. The questions that were asked and clarified were the most…
  • 34 Quotes On Awareness

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    Here’s a selection of my favorite quotes on awareness. “To be awake is to be alive.” – Henry David Thoreau “The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.” – Aristotle “To be conscious means not simply to be, but to be reported, known, to have awareness of one’s being added to that being.” – William James “Although it is difficult to pinpoint the physical base or location of awareness, it is perhaps the most precious thing concealed within our brains. And it is something that the…
  • Andy Goldsworthy – Rivers & Tides – Documentary (2003)

    12 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    Andy Goldsworthy offers a glimpse into his world, mind, and creative process. View more Photographers Videos here.
  • 25 Quotes By Sculptor/Photographer Andy Goldsworthy

    11 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am
    Here’s a selection of my favorite quotes by sculptor/photographer Andy Goldsworthy. “My work comes first, reasons for it follow“ – Andy Goldsworthy “Ideas must be put to the test. That’s why we make things, otherwise they would be no more than ideas. There is often a huge difference between an idea and its realization. I’ve had what I thought were great ideas that just didn’t work.“ – Andy Goldsworthy “I enjoy working in a quiet and subversive way.“ – Andy Goldsworthy “Not being able to touch is sometimes as interesting as being able to…
  • The Real Weegee – Documentary (1993)

    5 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    The colorful character, life and work of New York photographer Weegee amuses, surprises, and delights many. View more Videos On Photographers here.
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Photoshop / LR / LR mobile $9.99!

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Still a great deal, still available, $9.99 a month!
  • Do Front Filters Matter?

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    “Do you use filters to protect your lenses?” This is a real common question which to be honest with you, I’m often hesitant to answer. Because 50% of the time, the conversation quickly turns into resolution charts, lists of photographers who don’t and how the image quality is degraded by using the filter. Yes, I use filters to protect all my lenses that accept filters. Yes, technically, I’m sure that there is some degradation of the image quality. And no, I’ve never had a photo buyer say, “I’d use your photo but you used a filter to protect you…
  • What I Used at PSW – Wacom 13HD

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    I’ve had a number of folks who came to my Landscape Class at Photoshop World ask what I was using when finishing images. I had the Mac Retina and the Wacom 13HD. I never leave home without either! They both have the same footprint, they both fit in the Think Tank 2nd Brain and they both greatly speed up my work in the digital darkroom. As you can see in the video, the Wacom 13HD is a portable Cintiq, a monitor and tablet combined into one unit. It’s pretty darn cool technology and as you saw in class, it permits great speed and creativity. So there’s your answer to what I…
  • No Offsite Storage?! Blasphemy!

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    I am always amazed at what pushes photographer’s buttons! My GearHead Wed post today, I stated I have no off site storage of my images, no cloud storage either and the emails are pouring in and there is even comments on the web. I’m truly touched and appreciate all the hundreds (literally) of suggestions of how (and why) I should be protecting my images, but understand I will do none of them (you’d be surprised, I’m actually a clever guy when it comes to this computer stuff). Some have said I have a pretty caviler attitude towards protecting my images, and I do but I…
  • Spring is in the Air

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    It might still be cold from winter in many locations, the critters though know it’s spring. Our Red-shafted Flicker is on our chimney drilling away to announce his studness to the ladies. Our Brewer Blackbirds are back and dive bombing our dog in the meadow. And four boxes now have Mountain Chickadees calling them home. Oh ya, it’s spring. So, what are you going to do about it? These images are a couple of my first nesting shots, the top with the F3 and the bottom with the D1. And this year, I’ll be out with the Df /80-400VR3 working nests. I’m going with the Df…
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    Cardinal Photo

  • Lightroom goes mobile: Hands-on with Lightroom for the iPad

    David Cardinal
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    Adobe has taken Lightroom mobile, announcing a highly simplified version for the iPad that syncs seamlessly with your main computer’s Lightroom collections. It is well-designed and a joy to use. I’ve been working with it for the last week, and have posted my hands-on review on Extremetech. Frankly, the tablet I carry every day isn’t an iPad (it’s a Samsung Note 10.1 2014 Edition), but Lightroom mobile is one of the first apps that’s tempted me to bring an iPad along as well. It’s free to get started for anyone with a Creative Cloud or Photographer Program subscription from Adobe…
  • Wacom’s Cintiq Companion: Hands-on with the all-in-one mobile darkroom for pros

    David Cardinal
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
    I’ve been using a Wacom Cintiq Companion off and on for the last few weeks to do my image review & editing. It is a gorgeous – expensive – Wacom-enabled 12” Windows 8.1 tablet that can run full-on Adobe Creative Suite applications. read more
  • Does 9300 = 400? Rumored Nikon D9300 may be the long-awaited Nikon D400

    David Cardinal
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    Along with the Yeti and UFOs, the Nikon D400 has been long-rumored and much-anticipated. read more
  • Nikon agrees to give new cameras in cases where a D600 can't be fixed

    David Cardinal
    28 Mar 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Nikon has gone another step -- beyond offering to replace the shutters in any D600s that are experiencing sensor spotting -- by saying it will provide a brand new camera to any owners who have had their cameras serviced "" and still have issues. read more
  • New Nikon 1 V3: Will you pay for a full-featured, full-priced, small-sensor camera?

    David Cardinal
    13 Mar 2014 | 9:38 am
    Nikon’s compact interchangeable lens camera line, Nikon 1, has met with decidedly mixed success. Its small-size, extensive features, and reasonable pricing have made it a popular backup or “pocket-size” alternative to a full-size DSLR. However, Nikon’s choice of a relatively-small 1” sensor in the cameras has reduced their image quality to that of a high-end point and shoot (like the Sony RX-100, that features the same size sensor). Now Nikon has decided to push its luck a little further, with the same small sensor packaged into the new, feature-rich Nikon 1 V3…
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    The DAM Book

  • UGC and PGC

    Peter Krogh
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    As I outlined previously in The Fire Hose, there is a flood of User Generated Content (UGC) being redirected for editorial and marketing purposes. The flood waters are rising constantly, as new services come on line to collect the content, mine it and monetize it. Even though this will be transformational in the photo and communication realms, it does not mean the end of Professionally Generated Content (PGC). In fact, most editorial, marketing and advertising efforts will need a combination of both. Let me outline how I see the relationship between UGC and PGC. I’ll also take a quick…
  • What’s a Multimedia eBook?

    Peter Krogh
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:54 am
    As I’ve been presenting to audiences recently, I’ve realized that the books we’re producing are a bit mysterious to some. Most people don’t have experience with true multimedia publications. While some eBooks will have “bonus video”, few are created from the ground-up to integrate both text and multimedia as a seamless experience. Right now, we have two books in this category: Organizing Your Photos and Multi-Catalog Workflow. I’ve made a short video (1:24) that helps explain what we’re producing. I’m sure this will be a common media type…
  • Lightroom mobile now available – eBook Too!

    Peter Krogh
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Adobe has just released the first version of Lightroom mobile. This allows integration between a Lightroom catalog and your iPad, as well as publication to a website, as shown above. This screenshot shows the same collection, this time on the iPad. On the iPad, Lightroom mobile enables a two-way workflow between desktop and tablet. You can export photos to the iPad, and then make adjustments, set flags and add to collections. Changes you make on the iPad get synced back to the main catalog on your computer. And here you can see the Develop tools at the bottom of the screen. Once you make…
  • April Newsletter Available

    Peter Krogh
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:13 am
    We’ve published our April Newsletter. It has special offers, links to the most important blog posts, news about upcoming appearances and more. Click the link to go to a web version, or sign up here to make sure you get notified by email. You can also sign up to get blog posts by clicking the Sign Me Up button at right. www.simplesharebuttons.comShare...
  • Cloud Wars

    Peter Krogh
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:26 am
    The competition to provide you with cloud storage is starting to reach a fevered pitch. It’s now possible to add excellent cloud backup to your storage system for a very reasonable cost. Some of these costs remain artificially low, and may therefore not be reliable in the long run. But we’re also seeing the big players in computing (Google and Amazon) offering really low pricing. First, a word of caution We’ve seen some low-cost options for years. This includes services like Carbonite and Backblaze that have claimed “unlimited” storage for prices around $50/year. This means that…
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  • Slugline Birthday Sale

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:16 am
    From the Slugline blog: Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of Slugline’s launch. For Clinton and I, It’s been an amazing year of building and using the app. By far the best part of the experience has been the amazing screenwriting community, more and more of whom embrace Fountain and Slugline with open arms every day. The feedback you’ve given us has helped make Slugline better than we ever could on our own. Your unanimously 5-star ratings and reviews have given us something to be proud of for sure, but we have so much more work to do. But for now,…
  • Lightroom Mobile

    7 Apr 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Adobe has released Lightroom mobile, an iPad companion app for Lightroom that syncs with your desktop catalog via Creative Cloud. Is it the mobile companion app to Lightroom I asked for two years ago? Not exactly. It’s both much more, and a little less. Lightroom mobile is based on the rather remarkable achievement of running the entire Adobe Camera Raw engine on your mobile device. This, combined with the recent addition of lightly-compressed proxies to the DNG format, means that Lightroom mobile can accurately edit the full range of values in your raw originals, and then sync those…
  • Slugline 1.0.6

    27 Mar 2014 | 11:21 am
    From the Slugline blog: Slugline 1.0.6 is available now on the App Store. This is mostly what we call a “maintenance release,” where we fix all the great bugs you found in our last big update. But we also added something kinda big, which is support for Fountain 1.1 The free demo has also been updated with the new features and fixes.
  • The Frame’s the Thing

    25 Mar 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Photo by Kenneth Lu “The most important thing in art is The Frame. For painting: literally; for other arts: figuratively—because, without this humble appliance, you can’t know where The Art stops and The Real World begins. You have to put a ‘box’ around it because otherwise, what is that shit on the wall?” – Frank Zappa At this year’s CinemaCon, projector maker Barco has revealed “Escape,” a projection system that adds screens to the sides of the theater. Ted Schilowitz, formerly of Red Digital Cinema, demoed the system for me a few…
  • Red Giant Universe

    12 Mar 2014 | 9:52 am
    From the Red Giant blog: Red Giant Universe is a community that gives members access to fast and powerful free tools for editing, filmmaking, visual effects and motion design. Every tool in the Universe library of effects and transitions is GPU-accelerated, both Mac and Windows compatible, and works across multiple host applications including: After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X and Motion. The Universe library of tools is continuously growing—new effects and transitions are added regularly, and existing tools are updated often, based on user feedback. A free subscription gets…
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    Stone Thrower

  • Bob Martus Shoots President Cheese for HUGE

    Charles Ludeke, Glasshouse Assignment
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Digital agency HUGE, Inc. commissioned Bob Martus to photograph President Cheese products for the launch of their new website, Art of Cheese. Head on over to the beautifully-designed website to find some recipes for their delicious cheeses! Photographer: Bob Martus Prop Stylist: Christopher White Food Stylist: Michelle Gatton For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Charles Ludeke Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 charles@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: bob martus,…
  • Rapini, by David Bishop

    Charles Ludeke, Glasshouse Assignment
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:49 am
    David Bishop recently photographed some rapini from his home garden. With all of the recent sun and warmth this Spring, David’s garden is really blooming! Photographer: David Bishop For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Charles Ludeke Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 charles@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: David Bishop, Food Photography, rapini
  • Home Goods, Photographed by Bob Martus

    Charles Ludeke, Glasshouse Assignment
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:08 am
    Bob Martus and designer/stylist Christopher White teamed together to create a photographic study of beautiful and unusual objects for the home, inspired in part by the above custom brass chandelier with blackened steel accents, created by White. Photographer: Bob Martus Stylist: Christopher White For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Charles Ludeke Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 charles@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: bob martus, Christopher White, home goods,…
  • Tales from Red Vienna, Photographed by Zachary Maxwell Stertz

    Charles Ludeke, Glasshouse Assignment
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    SpotCo commissioned Zachary Maxwell Stertz to photograph Nina Arianda for the Tales From Red Vienna promotions. The off-Broadway show is currently playing at the Manhattan Theatre Club through April 27, 2014. Photographer: Zachary Maxwell Stertz For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Charles Ludeke Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 charles@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: Manhattan Theatre Club, Nina Arianda, Off-Broadway Play, Tales From Red Vienna, zachary maxwell…
  • Evan Kafka: 50 Pet Secrets for Reader’s Digest

    Charles Ludeke, Glasshouse Assignment
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    Reader’s Digest commissioned Evan Kafka to photograph the “50 Pet Secrets” cover story in their May 2014 issue, on newsstands now! Here is a behind-the-scenes photo of Evan with a fussy model: Photographer: Evan Kafka For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Charles Ludeke Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 charles@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: animals, cats, dogs, evan kafka, pet photography, Reader's Digest
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  • 101 Landscape Visionary Insights Not To Miss – A New eBook & Video Series

    Jim Goldstein
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you love outdoor photography and are hungry to learn more from seasoned professionals then there is a great eBook and video series that has just been launched: 101 Visionary Insights. 10 professional photographers, including myself, discuss inspiring and creative techniques to improve your photography and get the most out of your time in the field. Download a free eBook with 10 tips today If you like what you see in the sample eBook linked above be sure to purchase the full ebook and video series for as little as $12. You’ll find insights from myself Jim M. Goldstein, Gary Crabbe,…
  • Extreme X-Class Solar Flare Is Erasing Digital & Film Photos Worldwide

    Jim Goldstein
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    In a stunning event shocking NASA, the European Space Agency and the Russian Federal Space Agency the Sun flexed its power last night with an unprecedented X-Class solar flare (Update: some astrophysicists are contending it’s the first detected Z-Class solar flare). Unlike extreme solar events like the Carrington Event this solar storm has erased film and digital photos world-wide. Prints, film negatives and digital files have shockingly been affected equally being erased into oblivion. Neil deGrasse Tyson was quoted as saying, “The sun once again has humbled us with its power.
  • Moonbow Photographers in Action

    Jim Goldstein
    25 Mar 2014 | 12:01 am
    Most years I venture out to photograph moonbows in Yosemite National Park, but this year I’m wondering if conditions will make it worth while. The extreme drought conditions across the state of California have resulted in low snow levels across the Sierras.  While I’m sure there will be enough snowmelt to keep Yosemite’s falls flowing the question is for how long and at what intensity. We’ll have to wait and see if there is a great but short period to photograph moonbows or if a slow and steady melt will result in consistently poor conditions. Time will tell.
  • Haleakala Anti-Crepuscular Rays

    Jim Goldstein
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:08 am
    Anti-crepuscular rays appear in the sky at sunset above the shadow of Haleakala over the Pacific Ocean Sometime ago I mentioned my favorite view on the island of Maui is the 30 mile shadow of Haleakala at sunset. This past year when I visited I was treated to an interesting display of anti-crepuscular rays converging on the horizon. This happened just before sunset and the perspective effect of the rays converging on the horizon was quite a mind bender. Remember this was seen with the sun to my back as the beams of light made their way around the gigantic Haleakala volcano. The next time…
  • Drop-Offs & Experiencing New Perspectives

    Jim Goldstein
    19 Mar 2014 | 12:01 am
    If you’ve noticed as of late I haven’t been blogging as regularly as I have in the past. There certainly is no shortage of things to write about, but life has been an interesting ride as of late.  My focus the past several months has been primarily on family and for good reason. In a couple of months we’ll have a new member of the family arriving. This is something my wife and I have  wanted for several years and in this time we’ve been on a wild  roller coaster of highs and lows. We’re incredibly happy to have a 2nd child on the way. As I’m sure…
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    The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast

  • TCF Ep. 227 - Karen Beard

    13 Apr 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Karen Beard is a photographer and co-founder of Shestock, a new photo agency which focuses better ways to use stock images and photo assignments to connect to women. Created as an alternative to traditional photo agencies, this organization hopes to redefine the kinds of images that represent women in editorial, commercial and stock imagery.  Links:
  • TCF Ep. 226 - Robert L. Cunningham

    30 Mar 2014 | 10:40 pm
    A professional photographer for more than a decade, Robert L. Cunningham has photographed 9 heads of state, 12 prime ministers, 3 governors, multiple astronauts, cosmonauts, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, renowned actors, musicians, and professional race car drivers, as well as service members from 15 different nations. His work has taken him aboard underway US Navy submarines, into zero-gravity in low earth orbit, and to more than 450 cities in 25 countries. The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum features a permanent display of his work. He has documented 132 missions as an embed…
  • TCF Ep. 225 - Cheryl Dunn

    23 Mar 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Cheryl Dunn is a documentary filmmaker and photographer who was born in New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University with a BFA in Art History. After moving to NYC in the mid 80's, she spent a large part of her career documenting city streets; and the people who strive to leave their mark there from graffiti writers, artists, skaters, boxers, bikers, protesters, and assorted characters.  In the late 90's she began to focus on filmmaking, creating classic films about artists of her generation who have influenced the realities of urban life through their own work. Her films have played…
  • TCF Ep. 224 - Deborah Sandidge

    16 Mar 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Deborah Sandidge is a professional photographer specializing in travel and freelance work.  Deborah enjoys sharing her insight and creative ideas through workshops, seminars and writing. She is highly respected for her ability to simplify challenging technical issues for her students and workshop/seminar attendees.  Deborah is frequently requested as a guest speaker for her unique ability to blend both the technical and artistic aspects of photography, and to enthusiastically share her knowledge with others.  She is the author of Digital Infrared Photography, published by…
  • TCF Ep. 223 - Ellen Jacob

    10 Mar 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Ellen Jacob is a photographer and artist. Her work focuses on people and their relationships that powerfully affect life and largely go unnoticed. Her images are about the things that seem natural but aren't. Ellen started her career as an art director for the advertising agencies BBDO and Grey. She was a creative lead in children’s publishing and head of her own book design and packaging company, creating books and apps for HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and many others. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Publication Designers, the Art Director’s Club, the Webby…
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • Platte River Art Show – April 5th and 6th

    4 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Platte River Art Show – April 5th and 6th Be sure to join me and all the other wonderful artists at the Mahoney State Park Platte River Art Show, April 5th and 6th at the Lodge. I’m excited to display many of my newest works from the past year as well as some old favorites. It’s one of my favorite shows, lots of fun and I look forward to seeing everyone there! Mahoney State Park is off I-80 exit 426 between Omaha and Lincoln.
  • Photo Friday: Nebraska’s Great Expanse

    21 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Nebraska’s Great Expanse Gilbert-Baker WMA is part of the Pine Ridge escarpment in extreme western Nebraska. It is so close to Wyoming, in fact, that the ridge that is furthest in the distance is the state border. On this spring day I climbed as high as I could on a rocky ledge and watched as storm clouds rolled through dropping rain and leaving everything a verdant green with a nice pine scent. Technical Details: Canon Rebel SL1, 10-22 ef-s lens, Singh-Ray Warm Polarizing Filter Gilbert-Baker WMA, Nebraska
  • Photo Friday: Badlands Before the Storm

    28 Feb 2014 | 8:00 am
    Badlands Before the Storm On a warm summer evening as I was photographing Badlands National Park in South Dakota, I could hear thunder in the distance. As I continued to capture the landscape a patch of mammantus clouds began to creep closer. Generally associated with severe thunderstorms, I began to get my gear ready in case things turned bad and I had to leave quickly. Luckily, the wind shifted and the storm began to move away, just at the last light of day began to peak through the remaining clouds in the west illuminating the landscape. Technical Details: Canon 5D Mark II, 24 TS-E f/3.5L…
  • Saving Nebraska’s Sandhills: Another Setback for the Keystone XL Pipeline

    24 Feb 2014 | 11:19 am
    A small lake nestled in the Sandhills reflects the rising sun on a cool spring morning. Nebraska, it seems, continues to flummox TransCanada, Inc., builders of the Keystone XL pipeline. For those who may not have heard, Judge Stephanie Stacy issued a ruling that invalidated a bill that Nebraska’s Governor Heineman wrote that would have allowed the pipeline. Originally slated to cross the beautiful Sandhills, construction was moved to the east, but there is still a bit of the pipeline that still crosses a small section. Ring-Necked Pheasant I’ve been watching these developments closely. As…
  • Photo Friday: Remnants of Autumn

    21 Feb 2014 | 7:36 am
    Remnants of Autumn With eastern Nebraska lacking snow pretty much this entire season, I grabbed my macro lens and went on a hike in search of intimate nature scenes. While hiking through Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue I found some old snail shells scattered about on the forest floor that had been abandoned by their previous tenants. I’ve always loved showcasing the nautilus design and using it with close-up work. Technical Details: Canon Rebel SL1, 100 2.8L Macro, 1/125 sec., f/5.6 Fontenelle Forest, Nebraska
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    Commercial and Editorial Photography

  • The Agents

    Craig Ferguson
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:12 pm
    The Agents The Agents is the latest personal concept photo project that I’ve put together. It’s in a similar vein to Taipei Noir that was conceived and photographed in early 2012, but with a more complete theme to it. Whereas Taipei Noir was a series of loosely connected scenes without a concise beginning or end, leaving it up to the viewer’s imagination, The Agents aims for more of a narrative, with a definite conclusion by the end. Briefly, the story begins with a hacker passing a disk to a partner, only for the hacker to then be killed for it. Enter the agents, two police…
  • On A Walkabout

    Craig Ferguson
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Traffic Duty Street photography is not my main forte but it can be a lot of fun, especially if it’s incorporated into the daily routine. As I go about my day, moving to appointments, running errands or just heading out to eat, I’ll carry a small camera with me and photograph anything of interest along the way. For a long time I did most of that with the camera on my Samsung smart phone but over the past month or so I’ve been taking a Fuji X-20 along with me and pulling it out from time to time. It’s quite a different way to photograph compared to the way I use my…
  • April 2014 Desktop Calendar

    Craig Ferguson
    30 Mar 2014 | 6:35 pm
    April 2014 from Sun Moon Lake. Moving into another month and diving into the archives for the calendar photograph. Over the past month, most of the images I’ve shot are either embargoed until publication or are more of a documentary nature that is not so fitting for a calendar. Hence a raid on the archives. This image dates from 2005 from a trip to Sun Moon Lake, a popular mountain tourist site in the middle of Taiwan. It was fairly quiet when I was there however these days it’s a favorite spot for mainland Chinese tour groups and is packed every day of the week. Large. Small. As…
  • Scenes From A Blockade

    Craig Ferguson
    24 Mar 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Taipei, Taiwan – March 24 2014 : Riot police form a line outside the Executive Yuan. For the past week here in Taipei, student protesters have been occupying the Legislative Yuan in protest over a cross-strait trade service agreement with China, and what they claim is the undemocratic passage of the pact through Taiwan’s parliament. The protest has generally been peaceful with student organizers repeatedly urging their followers to remain non-violent. Things did take a turn for the worse on Sunday night as a group of students stormed and briefly occupied the nearby Executive Yuan.
  • Pandas on Tour

    Craig Ferguson
    17 Mar 2014 | 12:42 am
    Pandas on Tour art installation in front of the National Theater, Taipei. (Craig Ferguson) The World Wildlife Fund’s Pandas on Tour by French artist Paulo Grangeon is on display at Chinag Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei. 1600 papier mâché pandas plus 200 Formosan black bears are meant to highlight the need to protect endangered species. They first staged this installation in 2008, and the Taipei edition marks its first appearance in Asia. They’re on display until the end of March so if you’re in the area, get down and take a look. It’s for a very worthy cause and they…
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    Photo Review News

  • Pentax 645Z Unveiled

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Ricoh Imaging has announced details of the Pentax 645Z medium format DSLR camera, which features a large CMOS image sensor with approximately 51.4 effective megapixels.
  • Nikon Announces Nikon 1 J4 and AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Lens

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Nikon has released details of its latest CSC, the Nikon 1 J4, along with a new AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR zoom lens that is ideal for travellers.
  • Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and DNG Converter 8.4 Released

    8 Apr 2014 | 3:57 pm
    The latest Adobe raw file conversion plug-ins, Camera Raw 8.4 and DNG Converter 8.4 are now available as final releases for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC.
  • Wisden - MCC Cricket Photograph of the Year 2013

    8 Apr 2014 | 3:46 pm
    A photograph of Sachin Tendulkar in his final Test appearance in Mumbai, taken by Mid-Day Media photographer Atul Kamble, has been named the 2013 Wisden – MCC Cricket Photograph of the Year.
  • Blackmagic Studio Camera Unveiled

    8 Apr 2014 | 12:32 am
    Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Studio Camera, a new camera specifically designed for live video production and available in 1080 HD and Ultra HD models starting from US$1,995.
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    Photo Review Reviews

  • Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG (OS) HSM Art Lens

    13 Apr 2014 | 7:43 pm
    An affordably-priced 'standard' zoom lens for cameras with 36 x 24 mm sensors, which offers excellent build quality and imaging performance.
  • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens

    13 Apr 2014 | 7:17 pm
    A fast and affordably-priced general-purpose, short-zoom lens for DSLR cameras with APS-C sized sensors.
  • Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

    13 Apr 2014 | 3:23 pm
    A fast, moderate wide-angle, prime lens with professional build quality and imaging performance.
  • Canon PowerShot G16

    3 Apr 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The latest G-series PowerShot features a faster DIGIC 6 processor, Wi-Fi connectivity and some new shooting modes.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

    2 Apr 2014 | 11:48 pm
    The latest model in Panasonic's Travel Zoom range features a 30x zoom lens, integrated GPS recording, Wi-Fi functionality and raw file capture.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • Photo Journal: Simplifying Chaos in the Smoky Mountains

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    150mm, 1/250 sec @f/ 3.5, ISO 200 I’m in the small town of Townsend, Tennessee just outside the Great Smoky Mountains teaching a 4 day workshop next week. It’s a long 12 hr drive from my home, but thankfully I made it safe and sound. It’s always hard to leave the family for two weeks, but the internet makes the distance seem much less than it is, and I’m able to respond to “crisis” issues between my kids much faster. The tress are just starting to bloom. Redbuds are vivid and the dogwoods are at their peak. I always arrive at a workshop location a week…
  • Inside the Canson Paper Mill With the Olympus E-M1

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Earlier this year I spent 10 days in Annonay, France, a small city just south of Lyon, and home to the Canson  paper company. I was invited as a guest artist to their bi-yearly “Customer Days” event, where distributors from around the world come to learn about new products and attend seminars and training. As a Canson ambassador, I gave a daily presentation on how and why I use Canson Infinity paper, and shared my thoughts on the best ways to help and educate photographers about printing in general. A short drive from the resort where the conference was held is Canson’s…
  • A Simple But Powerful Exercise For Any Landscape Photographer

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:01 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…
  • Landscape Photographer David Ward On Making Evocative Images

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    One of the few photography magazines that I read regularly, and highly recommend if you haven’t heard about it already is On Landscape, based out of the United Kingdom. It features great articles and photo essays from some of the best landscape photographers working today, including several that have been instrumental in my approach to making images. One in particular is David Ward, who not only is a fantastic photographer but also writes eloquently and effectively about the art and craft of photography. He’s a frequent contributor to the magazine, and in a recent article he…
  • April 2014 Free Desktop Wallpaper

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    The April 2014 Free Desktop Wallpaper is now available for download. The coast of Maine has always been an inspiration for me, but as the saying goes, success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. This image was the result of 6 consecutive visits to this location – I almost gave up, but glad I didn’t. As always, come closer to nature in the Maine. 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1080 1680 x 1050 1280 x 800 Instructions: First determine your screen size. Your Current Resolution Is: Then click on the link for the correct size. When the image opens in a new browser window, right click on the…
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    Clouds 365 Project - Photography by Kelly DeLay

  • 4-17-14

    Kelly DeLay
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Beautiful movement in the clouds this morning before the skies covered up for the day in North Texas. Does not feel like it is Spring yet. Hoping for warmer temperatures and a little sun tomorrow :)
  • 4-16-14

    Kelly DeLay
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Cirrus clouds in the North Texas area this afternoon. I love the way they look like they are flying gracefully through the sky. Looking forward to Spring conditions moving back in tomorrow.
  • 4-15-14

    Kelly DeLay
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Looked and felt like a fall day here in North Texas. We had frost this morning, no humidity and huge sun on the horizon at sunset. At least it warmed up nicely. Love the colors! Back to Spring like conditions tomorrow :)
  • 4-14-14

    Kelly DeLay
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Now this is a spring image, although it does not feel like spring to most of us in the US. Played ball outside with my extremely happy Australian Shepard under fast moving cumulus clouds and cool breeze. What could be better? :)
  • 4-13-14

    Kelly DeLay
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Chased a incredible supercell in Courtney, Oklahoma this evening. This was one beautiful, dramatic storm. It was tornado warned when I captured this panoramic image. I loved the lightning striking though the inflow band. The structure on this storm took my breath away. Amazing! Please share :)
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    SaxePhoto Blog

  • Ordinary People

    David Saxe
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
      One thing I have noticed about people is that whether they are up or down on the income scale, it affects their desire to photographed. Rich people are afraid—afraid of what I do not know but they are afraid. Usually, they decline the opportunity to be photographed by a stranger. I suppose with money, […]
  • Action is Sometimes Where the Action is Not

    David Saxe
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Deland is a small town in central Florida which I pass through either on my way to or from Daytona when I go to “Bike Week”. I kind of like the place but I am not sure why. This is the second time I have been here and walked up and down the empty streets […]
  • Hollywood Beach (Again)

    David Saxe
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
      Another sunny day at Hollywood Beach. I have been here so often, I don’t look at the beach anymore—at least not as often. Every now and then I look at the condos and hotels overlooking the beach. You never know.Filed under: Photograph Tagged: Beach, Florida, Hollywood Beach, People, photography
  • Thoughts on photographing during Daytona Bike Week.

    David Saxe
    26 Mar 2014 | 8:59 am
      Bike week can be exhausting and when it is hot, it takes its toll. This year I made two decisions when I came back for a second round at Daytona. 1. Wear a hat. 2. Drink beer. 1. Wearing a hat was a no-brainer. Since I don’t have much hair left on top, I […]
  • Bike Week, Daytona Beach 2014

    David Saxe
    15 Mar 2014 | 11:30 am
    I have really begun to enjoy Bike Week in Daytona Beach. This was the second time going and it keeps getting better. I don’t ride a bike anymore—in fact its been a very long time but when I did I enjoyed it. It did give me a sense of total freedom, which is something one […]
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  • Enhance Texture and Detail with Intelligent High Pass Sharpening

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

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

    1 Mar 2014 | 7:19 am
    By popular demand, we have developed a magnetic lightweight and rigid sunscreen for the Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air that sets up in seconds using a magnetic mount. The shade is made from 6061 aircraft grade aluminum with durable cloth hinges which is both very lightweight and rigid and creates a professional and clean sun shade unlike many of the clunky collapsable solutions currently on the market. The DigiShade Lit is available for pre-order now.  
  • Some of the Best Photos of the Night Sky and How to Make Your Own

    24 Feb 2014 | 8:09 am
    Fstoppers has posted an awesome article on how to shoot those great night shots with stars and the milky way. They even give good insight and where and when to shoot those shots along with the all important post processing. Check out the article on their site.
  • A Photographer’s Guide to the First Amendment (and what to do if you get arrested)

    21 Feb 2014 | 8:59 am
    PDN has posted and interview with Mickey Osterreicher who is the lead counsel for the NPPA (National Press Photographers Association). He explains the laws that protect news photographers from police interference. He also offers tips on how to avoid confrontations with police, how to protect yourself legally, and what to do if you get arrested. Check the short but informative video here.
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    Misha Media Wedding Photography

  • jenn & seth

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - jenn & seth  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 […] Chicago…
  • bethie & jason

    21 Feb 2014 | 6:25 am
    Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - bethie & jason   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…
  • kim & mark

    20 Feb 2014 | 8:00 am
    Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - kim & mark Kim & Mark – thank you so much for choosing Misha Media to document your fairytale wedding from the princess ball gown to the horse drawn carriage. We hope your day was everything you dreamed of! xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Bride’s Guide: Ceremony […] Chicago Wedding…
  • lindsay & brian

    13 Feb 2014 | 8:33 am
    Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - lindsay & brian xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK!  Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Bride’s Guide: Ceremony: Our Lady of the Woods Parish Reception: Rialto Square Theatre Photography: Michele and Andy, assisted by Bryan of Misha Media Benchmob  Designer of Wedding Gown: Paloma Blanca from A L’Amour Bridal Shoes: Kate Spade…
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    11 Feb 2014 | 7:20 am
    Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography -   Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography -
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    A Blogography of Photography

  • Toil

    6 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    toilverb1. work extremely hard or incessantly "we toiled away"synonyms: work hard, labor, exert oneself, slave (away), grind away, strive, work one's fingers to the bone, put one's nose to the grindstonenoun1. exhausting physical labor "a life of toil"synonyms: hard work, labor, exertion, slaving, drudgery, effort, industry, 'blood, sweat and tears'Walking through the rice paddy fields in central Bali close to Ubud you can witness the simple, rural way of life with the local people living directly from the land. Their daily life consists of incredible physical hard work and toil in the…
  • Extracting Maximum Data From Your Images

    26 Feb 2014 | 1:40 am
    The photograph above was taken at an abandoned row of heritage style houses at Bukit Nanas in Kuala Lumpur. The image has a tremendous amount of detail in terms of light, shadow, colour and texture and I think highlights the amount of information or "data" that can be extracted from a photograph (or in this case a series of photographs) to create a final image that is close to what we perceived in reality with the human eye. I wanted to take this image as an example and describe a little of the process I use to extract this information from the raw images and create the final image above.The…
  • White Elephant of Bukit Kiara

    21 Feb 2014 | 4:53 am
    Bukit Kiara is a small jungle-clad set of hills on the west side of Kuala Lumpur bordering with Petaling Jaya. Surrounded by up-coming residential and commercial areas such as Damansara Heights, Sri Hartamas, Desa Sri Hartamas, Mont' Kiara, Taman Tun and prestigious sporting venues such as Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club and Bukit Kiara Equestrian Centre this small area of land has become increasingly under pressure for potential development given its strategic location. Bukit Kiara has numerous trails and paths originally used by rubber tappers and now increasingly used by walkers,…
  • Aperture - Potential Dangers of Using Stacked Images

    11 Jan 2014 | 8:37 pm
    All of my RAW master images are stored in my Aperture database as referenced files. This means that the original master RAW files reside on a separate disk system rather than in the Aperture Library itself, with my Aperture application itself and the Aperture Library residing on my main MacPro system disk. This has many advantages of maintaining your Aperture Library to a reasonable size, particularly when your image database system becomes very large. I have about 15 years of digital photos plus earlier digital scans of my 35mm and film camera photos stored in my Aperture system so the file…
  • Best of 2013

    30 Dec 2013 | 5:07 am
    With 2013 almost at a close it is time to look back and reflect on some of the key photographic moments of the year. It was a busy year indeed on the travelling front with 4 major trips to Cambodia, Nepal, Europe and China.----At the start of the year I was involved in an interesting photo assignment for a property development company who had major investments in Kuala Lumpur and in particular in the Mont' Kiara area. I prepared a portfolio of images of the Mont' Kiara area to highlight all the key facilities such as schools, shopping centres and sporting facilities as well as photographing…
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    Web Design and Photography Highlights

  • Make an Crafty Project with our Pinterest Easter DIY Collection

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    We’ve created a whole board of fun Easter craft projects on our Pinterest page using our colorful patterns and Easter images. Make adorable baskets for your office or group, cards for greeting or invitations, and decorations for the Easter holiday.
  • Design 101: GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF vs Vectors- What’s the Difference?

    4 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    Why are there so many image file types? Because every file type has its place. GIF, JPG and PNG are best used on the web, TIFF files work best for print and vectors are the most versatile for editing the size of an image. Vectors can be scaled from tiny business cards all the way up to graphics on the side of a semi-truck trailer. Vectors can also be blown up huge and scaled back down over and over without losing the quality of the original. Most files (known as rasters) are made up of tiny dots or “pixels” and when you increase or decrease the size of the image, you’re just…
  • Featured Collection: The Timeless Romance of Sepia

    24 Mar 2014 | 4:28 pm
    If you color any photograph with a rich sepia brown tone,  the transformation is more than simply visual, it is emotional. Sepia evokes the past, with its nostalgic homage to vintage photography. It also has a dreamlike quality that makes even familiar objects and landscapes look as if they are from another world or another time. Cutcaster has a stunning collection of images soaked in sepia tones. Use them to heighten the emotion of your message, and connect with your customers through the romance and magic of sepia.
  • Searching for: Science, Space and the “Cosmos”

    21 Mar 2014 | 9:05 am
    There’s been a lot of buzz about science lately.  There is new information about the Big Bang Theory, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a science show, Cosmos, on Fox and currently image searches for Periodic Table are in the top ten on Google Trends. Who knew science could be so cool? If you are searching for images about science, Cutcaster has what you need in our lightboxes on Science & Technology, Outer Space and Scientific Research .
  • Featured Collection: Cute Bunnies, Colorful Eggs, and all things Easter

    17 Mar 2014 | 6:30 am
    Easter is just a month away and it’s time to search through our images of green grass, colorful eggs, adorable rabbits, and other images of the spring holiday.  Check out our Easter lightbox to find the perfect photo or illustration for your Easter newsletter, Easter product advertisement, Easter egg hunt flyer, or whatever Easter campaign or event you are planning.  
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    Krishna Mohan Photography

  • Oil and Water Abstracts

    Krishna Mohan
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:41 am
    When I asked for the glass baking tray along with two glass tumblers from the kitchen, my better half was surprised. Then when I asked for spoonful of olive oil, her surprise increased. Knowing my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Orange-tailed Marsh Dart

    Krishna Mohan
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:50 am
    This female Orange-tailed Marsh Dart (Ceriagrion cerinorubellum) damselfly was sitting in my garden amidst undergrowth. I used Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Image Noise

    Krishna Mohan
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:04 am
    Image noise is random variation of brightness or color information in images due to electronic noise produced by the sensor of a digital camera. It is the digital equivalent of film grain from the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bagworm Moth

    Krishna Mohan
    21 Mar 2014 | 3:18 am
    I photographed this Bagworm Moth when I was testing Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 camera. Bagworms are a small family of moths approximately 1,300 species that make up the family Psychidae, in which all... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Focus Stacking using Android Tablet

    Krishna Mohan
    14 Mar 2014 | 3:35 am
    I was trying focus stack using android app from my Nexus 7 Tablet. There are several camera controlling software in the Android play store. DSLR Camera Pro, Helicon Remote, DSLR Remote, DSLR Remote... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Images In Light

  • New Sigma Lenses

    Ross Murphy
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lensI never would have thought I would say this just a year ago, but Sigma has smartened up and now designs good lenses, with their new ART series DXO Test's show conclusively that it out performs most other lenses. So this only applies to the ART series of lenses, but its a good sign from a company known for producing marginal lenses, if I wanted to put a 50mm lens on my 5D today, it would be the Sigma.RossImages In Light
  • Shooting an Icon - Yosemite

    Ross Murphy
    21 Mar 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Image: El Capitan and the Merced, 5D Mk III, EF24-70 f/2.8, 16mm @ f/16. Larger ImageImage: The Merced River, 5D Mk III, EF24-70 f/2.8, 16mm @ f/13.Larger ImageI have always wanted to go back to Yosemite, but I was kind of disappointed on this trip, perhaps I have seen to much of it in pictures ? at any rate the next time I return, it will be to the upper part that is less traveled, Tuolumne Meadows above Yosemite Valley, it has the beauty, less crowds and the wilderness feel that the lower valley lacks, a winter stop in the lower valley might be nice, if there was plenty of snow.Upper…
  • Getting Exposure

    Ross Murphy
    28 Feb 2014 | 8:48 pm
     Marketing, marketing, marketing, that's what is needed to get your photos published, I have put my work on a lot of web sites, from National Geographic to Facebook and dozens in between, including submitting the above shot to Yahoo weather. If you want to get your work noticed you have to work at it.Your shot at National Geographic got me noticed by them and subsequently published by them, here.I can't express it enough if you want to get noticed, work hard at getting your work out there. It will take a while, but if you have what it takes to stand out in a crowd and you market…
  • Adjusting White Balance

    Ross Murphy
    16 Feb 2014 | 10:44 am
     Image: 5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8, 44mm at f/9, 30 secGlobal adjustment to 9107K Larger ImageOriginal White Balance of 5950K, camera set to auto white balanceGlobal adjustment to 9107K local adjustment in Lightroom to sky of -28 I'm always pushing the merits of shooting RAW and white balance is a another reason to do so, the temperature of color is basically a layman's description and it can really only be adjusted in RAW. Light varies in temperature from cool to warm , an example would be LED light, compared to tungsten or midday sun to sunset, some times a camera can get fooled and…
  • Announced: Fuji X-T1

    Ross Murphy
    27 Jan 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Fuji is at it again, today they release the X-T1 a more SLR type of camera, rather than a range finder style. This one with weather sealing and the promise of weather sealed lenses (16-55mm f/2.8 and 50-140 f/2.8). So far I am hearing very good things about this camera, I'm looking forward to getting one in my hands and perhaps replace my x100s with it.Same sensor as the X-E2 and X100S but with an improved EVF and faster operating speeds with a claimed worlds fastest AF speed (for this camera type)Got to hand it to Fuji, in the last few years they have produced an entire system of cameras and…
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Cityscapes in Blue: Tokyo

    Rich Legg
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    FUJI X-T1, FUJINON 18-55 f/2.8-4 lens – 1/15 second, f/4, ISO 3200 Last week in Japan I captured the above cityscape of Tokyo from the lower observation deck of Tokyo Tower. The tall building on the far left of the image is Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, a 54 story skyscraper. It was April of last year that I took a cityscape (below) from the observation deck of Mori Tower featuring the Tokyo Tower. On this trip I sought to create the above image as a companion to complete the set – one image looking east from Mori Tower toward Tokyo Tower, and the other looking west from Tokyo Tower…
  • Riding the Rails: Tokyo’s JR Line

    Rich Legg
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 35mm f/1.4 lens – 1/180 second, f/1.4, ISO 200
  • Tokyo: Soccer in the City

    Rich Legg
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:21 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS lens – 1/20 second, f/5, ISO 3200
  • Street Vendor – Kawasaki, Japan

    Rich Legg
    6 Apr 2014 | 3:20 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, ROKINON 8mm f/2.8 lens – 1/40 second, f/5.6, ISO 200
  • One of my iStock pics is Free this Week.

    Rich Legg
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:52 am
    One of the photos in my iStock portfolio is available for free this week through their Free Photo of the Week promotion. I took this image on a shoot in Tokyo back in 2010 with these two great models. The image is only available for free this week, so click this link to pick it up now.
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    5 Photo Tips

  • Selecting the right lens to use – 5 tips (contd ..)

    Ashish Agarwal
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:34 pm
    In the previous post, we were talking about different types of lenses. In this post, we will explore in more detail. If you have a compact camera, then you have a given lens that is part of the camera. However, if you have a SLR or the new series of mirror-less cameras, then you have [...]
  • Selecting the right lens to use – 5 tips

    Ashish Agarwal
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:43 pm
    In the previous post, we were talking about Portrait Photography and clothes. Now, we move onto a new series of posts. If you have a compact camera, then you have a given lens that is part of the camera. However, if you have a SLR or the new series of mirror-less cameras, then you have [...]
  • 5 Photo Tips – Shooting portraits – Clothes for the portrait (contd..)

    Ashish Agarwal
    23 Mar 2014 | 2:24 pm
    This is a new series of posts that I am doing on portraits, with the current set of posts focusing on color and clothes. The last such post (Clothes for the portrait) was about the clothes worn in the photo session and accessories. When you think about portraits, you might think about getting a tripod [...]
  • 5 Photo Tips – Shooting portraits – Clothes for the portrait (contd..)

    Ashish Agarwal
    16 Mar 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This is a new series of posts that I am doing on portraits, with the current set of posts focusing on color. The last such post (Clothes for the portrait) was about the clothes worn in the photo session and accessories. When you think about portraits, you might think about getting a tripod for some [...]
  • 5 Photo Tips – Shooting portraits – Clothes for the portrait (contd..)

    Ashish Agarwal
    7 Mar 2014 | 1:25 pm
    This is a new series of posts that I am doing on portraits, with the current set of posts focusing on color. The last such post (Clothes for the portrait) was about the clothes worn in the photo session and accessories. When you think about portraits, you might think about getting a tripod for some [...]
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    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

  • Pink and Peachy

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Streak Continues: 139 I am publishing this blog post at about noon in Amsterdam, which is about 6:00am on the east coast. We took the early arriving participants out for a morning session in the tulip fields. The colors and patterns are beyond stunning…. After a short nap and then lunch we meet the [...]
  • So Good That I Needed Two Cards! Plus ID Quiz

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:59 pm
    The Streak Continues: 138 I am publishing this blog post at 7:56am in Amsterdam, 1:56am in Florida. I am waiting for my bags. With severe thunderstorms in Orlando I just made my connection in Detroit. The flight was an easy one and I got a few hours of sleep towards the end. It feels like [...]
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • Study The Masters: Saul Leiter

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    I’m starting a new series called Study the Masters. Short and sweet, it’s my chance to put you on to photographers from the past that have made our art what it is. Hands down, the best photographic education, once you know how to use a camera, is to study the work of others. This is my way of suggesting who some of those others might be. This week it’s Saul Leiter (1923-2013), a New York photographer who left us this past November. Saul was an eccentric artist who photographed and painted in the same neighborhoods in New York all his life. I love Saul’s use of colour…
  • The Visual Imagination

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    A couple years ago I sat in a wheelchair in front of a painting, a piece from one of Canada’s Group of Seven, a landscape from the northern shore of Lake Superior. I could feel the temperature of the wind on my skin, I could recall the acidic smell of soil rich with pine needles, even feel the sun on my face. It was a turning point for me. I left wondering what I could do to create that kind of experience in my own photographs. That was the start of a journey I’m still enjoying, and a renewal of some of my passion for creative photographic expression that’s unbound by the…
  • Impressions & Abstracts

    10 Apr 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Next week we’re releasing my next eBook -  The Visual Imagination, a book about creative techniques and ideas that focuses mostly on impressionism and abstraction. Yesterday I was doing a pre-release podcast interviews, talking to Ibarionex Perello, the amazing voice and mind of The Candid Frame, and he asked me the one question I’m so fond of asking others. Why? Not everyone does photographic work that willingly abandons the literal, so why play with ideas of abstraction and impressionism at all? 1. Focus on Experience This new book, The Visual Imagination came out of an…
  • Choose Your Risk: A RePost

    9 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    I wrote this post three years ago this month (April 20). A couple days later I fell off the wall in Pisa that so changed my life. Don’t think I don’t appreciate the irony of the timing. Seemed a good candidate for a repost from the archives. Funny how it all plays out… Last year I decided to make a change in my life. I bought a truck, sold my stuff, gave up my condo and a fixed address and set out on an adventure that’s still barely two months old. My plan was to spend the rest of 2011 traveling North America when I wasn’t photographing or teaching internationally…
  • 3 Versions: Discuss.

    5 Apr 2014 | 5:13 pm
    I recorded a new episode of About the Image this afternoon. Episode 14. It’ll be online in a couple weeks, I think. But I wanted to post the images here. 3 different versions. If you want to play, here are a couple questions to consider: How does the top image use shadows as a compositional tool? What does the choice to leave the shadows free from details give us that a more detailed version, below, does not? The second image, below, has much more detail in the shadow, popular these days among those who insist on this sort of thing. Is it stronger to you? Weaker? Why? The third image is…
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    Photo Attorney

  • Congrats to our Winners and Additional Offer from Image Witness!

    Carolyn E. Wright
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Congrats to our winners of the Image Witness Giveaway! George Widman Scott MacQuarrie Patrick Lauzon The great folks at Image Witness have an additional offer. As Photo Attorney readers seem to be really keen on protecting their content, Image Witness is extending an additional offer to anyone that missed out. This will be valid for the next 3 days only (the offer expires at midnight, April 12, 2014 EDT) and only for the first 50 photographers who take advantage of this offer. If you signup for any paid plan and use the promo code (PHOTOATTR14),  Image Witness will give you 2 months…
  • Image Witness Giveaway!

    Carolyn E. Wright
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:13 pm
    The great folks at Image Witness have an offer for Photo Attorney blog readers to help them manage where their content is being used online. Image Witness is an image tracking and protection platform that is custom built for photographers and agencies. Image Witness provides the foundation of a good image protection strategy. Watermarking and other options are useful in attempting to prevent infringement but you still don’t know if you have a problem until you look online. Trying to manually determine where your entire image collection is posted online is an impossible challenge. Yet…
  • Copyright Office Extends Period of Public Comment in Notice of Inquiry Regarding Orphan Works and Mass Digitization

    Carolyn E. Wright
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    The U.S. Copyright Office is extending the deadline for public comments that address topics listed in the Office’s February 10, 2014, Notice of Inquiry and that respond to any issues raised during the public roundtables held in Washington, D.C., on March 10–11, 2014. Comments are now due by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on May 21, 2014. For more information, including the comment submission form, please see You just finished reading Copyright Office Extends Period of Public Comment in Notice of Inquiry Regarding Orphan Works and Mass Digitization! Follow Photo…
  • Copyright Office Posts Form to Request Participation in May 5, 2014, “Making Available” Roundtable

    Carolyn E. Wright
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    The U.S. Copyright Office is conducting a May 5, 2014, public roundtable for its “making available” study. To request to participate in a roundtable session as a speaker/participant, please submit the form available at to request participation must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. eastern daylight time on April 11, 2014. The Office requests that each participating entity designate only one individual as its representative on a particular roundtable session, although different individuals may…
  • More Than An Attorney . . . Making Dreams Come True

    Carolyn E. Wright
    29 Mar 2014 | 5:52 pm
    The attorneys with the Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC, a/k/a the “Photo Attorney,” are passionate about photography, either as a photographer or art lover. Attorney Jon Diaz is no exception. When Jon is not fighting for photographer’s rights, he’s fighting childhood cancer one photograph at a time. The Deseret News has covered his wonderful project about how he is making a difference. Learn more about his project on his Facebook page, in the video shown above, his photography webpage at, and on instagram: @anythingcanbephoto. You just…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Photoshop / LR / LR mobile $9.99!

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Still a great deal, still available, $9.99 a month!
  • Do Front Filters Matter?

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    “Do you use filters to protect your lenses?” This is a real common question which to be honest with you, I’m often hesitant to answer. Because 50% of the time, the conversation quickly turns into resolution charts, lists of photographers who don’t and how the image quality is degraded by using the filter. Yes, I use filters to protect all my lenses that accept filters. Yes, technically, I’m sure that there is some degradation of the image quality. And no, I’ve never had a photo buyer say, “I’d use your photo but you used a filter to protect you…
  • What I Used at PSW – Wacom 13HD

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    I’ve had a number of folks who came to my Landscape Class at Photoshop World ask what I was using when finishing images. I had the Mac Retina and the Wacom 13HD. I never leave home without either! They both have the same footprint, they both fit in the Think Tank 2nd Brain and they both greatly speed up my work in the digital darkroom. As you can see in the video, the Wacom 13HD is a portable Cintiq, a monitor and tablet combined into one unit. It’s pretty darn cool technology and as you saw in class, it permits great speed and creativity. So there’s your answer to what I…
  • No Offsite Storage?! Blasphemy!

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    I am always amazed at what pushes photographer’s buttons! My GearHead Wed post today, I stated I have no off site storage of my images, no cloud storage either and the emails are pouring in and there is even comments on the web. I’m truly touched and appreciate all the hundreds (literally) of suggestions of how (and why) I should be protecting my images, but understand I will do none of them (you’d be surprised, I’m actually a clever guy when it comes to this computer stuff). Some have said I have a pretty caviler attitude towards protecting my images, and I do but I…
  • Spring is in the Air

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    It might still be cold from winter in many locations, the critters though know it’s spring. Our Red-shafted Flicker is on our chimney drilling away to announce his studness to the ladies. Our Brewer Blackbirds are back and dive bombing our dog in the meadow. And four boxes now have Mountain Chickadees calling them home. Oh ya, it’s spring. So, what are you going to do about it? These images are a couple of my first nesting shots, the top with the F3 and the bottom with the D1. And this year, I’ll be out with the Df /80-400VR3 working nests. I’m going with the Df…
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Gangsters & Molls

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    Gangsters & Molls Event was held at the Leighton Buzzard Rugby Club and was organised by Rocci as part of raising sponsorship for the Virgin Money London Marathon. The evening was truly well supported by the locals in aid of The Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity. Great evening, great entertainment and well done Rocci! Here’s a little video of the evening…. Events Inc. As always it is a pleasure to work with the team from Events Inc. We’d highly recommend Sonia & Brett for any of your events, be it a social one or a corporate one.      
  • Auto Awesome Photobombs!!!

    1 Apr 2014 | 2:05 am
    Do you love photobombing? Are you a serial photo bomber and want to create some celebrity photobombs? Now you can with Google+ Auto Awesome. This is all about fun & surprises which brings your photos to life. Whether it’s a David Cameron or David Beckham, earn respect & admiration from your friends with a celeb photobomb. If you have any awesome photobombs, please feel free to share it on our Facebook page. Happy Photobombing Image credits Google.
  • Calling All Parents…

    25 Mar 2014 | 3:13 am
    We are proud to team up with Leighton Buzzard NCT to bring you a fantastic Free Baby & Toddler Photo Competition worth £165! Just bring along your 0-5 year old for a fun mini photo shoot where we will capture your baby’s cutest expressions. You then choose your favourite image to enter the competition- It’s as simple as that! This Free Baby & Toddler Photo Competition is for everyone and not just for NCT members. To enter the competition, please scroll down and fill in the short form. We will contact you and book your baby’s photo session. Terms & Conditions:…
  • Family Portrait Photography

    5 Mar 2014 | 6:23 am
    At SF Digital we’re passionate about creating outstanding family photography. No matter how many of you, we’ll take memorable family photos. Regardless of where you’d like to capture your time together, family picnic, a day out, or even in the studio, we’ll take family photos that reflect you all. We believe it’s important to capture the true you, not a posed and uncomfortable shot. Here’s some of our family portraits from our recent photoshoots. Baby Oliver at only 3 weeks old – how cute!      
  • Business Headshot Photography

    28 Feb 2014 | 7:49 am
      Your image is everything. It can project how you want to appear rather than how you actually look. Headshots can add gravitas to editorial in newspapers and trade magazines, friendly headshot photography can encourage people to approach you through LinkedIn and professional headshots of your staff that match your brand values can be used in annual reports, marketing materials and on websites. We are pleased to have been able to capture some business images for Adam who came to us seeking some headshot photography. We’re very glad we could help! “Thanks for the excellent…
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    I Love Photo Blogs

  • Get Connected – Build Relationships to Drive Your Business

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Get Connected: Build Relationships to Drive Your Business is the ultimate career resource for wedding and event photographers. Discover the techniques high-end pros use to land jobs, increase their earnings and create a steady influx of new clients. Novices on the hunt for that ever-elusive first gig and established photographers can benefit equally from the information within. BE SMART, LOOK LUCKY The average photographer wastes a fortune on ineffective marketing, ignoring the one strategy that’s been proven to generate up to 75% of their income: networking. We all do it, but few do it…
  • Photography Business Secrets: The Savvy Photographer’s Guide to Sales, Marketing, and More

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Give your photography business an edge with these professional insights! There are already more than 150,000 professional photographers in the U.S., according to Department of Labor statistics, and thousands of serious amateurs are continually seeking to become established. Whether yours is a new or long-standing photography business, you have plenty of competition. Lara White has collected the best advice from her popular photography business website,, into this guide for your reference. She covers establishing your brand, defining policies, setting prices, creating a…
  • Picture Perfect Posing: Practicing the Art of Posing for Photographers and Models

    7 Apr 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Photographer, author, and educator Roberto Valenzuela has a proven track record for teaching and explaining difficult concepts to photographers of all skill levels. His remarkable ability to break down complicated ideas into understandable, approachable elements that photographers can truly grasp–and then use their new found knowledge to improve their photography–made his first book, Picture Perfect Practice, a breakout success. In Picture Perfect Posing, Roberto takes on the art of posing. For many photographers, after learning to compose an image and even light it properly, a portrait…
  • Digital Photo Retouching: Beauty, Fashion & Portrait Photography eBook

    28 Mar 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Digital Photo Retouching, an inspirational eBook with lots of beautiful images, retouching tips, articles and a few illustrated text and video tutorials for amateur and professional photographers who edit their work in Adobe Photoshop. Keep in mind that most of the techniques are described and demonstrated in the video tutorials, don’t expect a lot of pages of text. This digital book is created for visual artists, and visual artists learn best from watching, not reading. Learn more about Digital Photo Retouching! This eBook is jam-packed with great retouching tools and techniques for…
  • CPP Exam Study Guide

    28 Mar 2014 | 12:38 pm
    “The Most Helpful and Inexpensive Study Guide for the CPP Exam.”  Planning on taking the CPP (Certified Professional Photography) Exam? Are you not sure what exactly what material you need to know? You’re in luck! The only guide you’ll ever need is right here, and I promise it will help you understand everything you need to know. Powerful Tools to Help You Pass your Exam A Full 100 Question Practice Exam Quizzes After Each Chapter Covers Chapters 1-17 of Photography 10th Edition Book (Chapter 18 is not on the exam) Complete & Outlined Exam Material Sidebar Navigation Menu…
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    Hampshire Wedding Photographer Amy Wass

  • New Forest Engagement Portraits: Ruth & Matt

    6 Apr 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Beautiful sunny shoot in the woodsThe post New Forest Engagement Portraits: Ruth & Matt appeared first on Hampshire Wedding Photographer Amy Wass. Wedding Photographer Southampton.
  • Southsea after the storms

    6 Apr 2014 | 2:13 pm
     The post Southsea after the storms appeared first on Hampshire Wedding Photographer Amy Wass. Wedding Photographer Southampton.
  • Storybook Wedding Album: New Sample Photos

    23 Mar 2014 | 8:19 am
    A modern, luxury wedding albumThe post Storybook Wedding Album: New Sample Photos appeared first on Hampshire Wedding Photographer Amy Wass. Wedding Photographer Southampton.
  • Welcome!

    16 Feb 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Already booked? Tips, links and Inspiration for your weddingThe post Welcome! appeared first on Hampshire Wedding Photographer Amy Wass. Wedding Photographer Southampton.
  • My Style

    16 Feb 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Easy going, unobtrusive and personal style, a blend of natural, real photos and creative portraitureThe post My Style appeared first on Hampshire Wedding Photographer Amy Wass. Wedding Photographer Southampton.
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    The Digital Photo Experience

  • DPE Podcast 04.15.14 – This is the 100th Episode of the DPE Podcast, Rick and Juan recorded this episode from live Photoshop world

    Juan Pons
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    This is the 100th episode of the Digital Photo Experience Podcast. In this special edition Rick and Juan record the podcast from Photoshop world in Atlanta. At the Photoshop world expo we recorded 31 mini interviews with many of the instructors and listeners of the podcast, each of these give at least one photo tip. Thanks to all of our listeners for their loyalty and their questions. We look forward to getting to our 200th episode. 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…
  • DPE Podcast 04.01.14 – In this episode of the DPE Podcast we have two interviews, first we have Peter Read Miller then we interview Jay and Varina Patel

    Juan Pons
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:24 am
    In this episode of the DPE Podcast we have two interviews, first we have Peter Read Miller then we interview Jay and Varina Patel 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 Podcast…
  • DPE Podcast 03.15.14 – This episode of the DPE podcast is all about your questions.

    Juan Pons
    15 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    This episode of the DPE podcast is all about 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 Podcast on iTunes so you don’t miss a single episode. You guys have…
  • DPE Podcast 03.01.14 – On this episode we have two interviews, with Tim Grey and Trey Ratcliff

    Juan Pons
    1 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    In this episode of the Digital Photo Experience Podcast we we have two interviews, with Tim Grey and Trey Ratcliff. 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 Podcast on iTunes so…
  • DPE Podcast 02.15.14 – On this episode we answer your questions and we have an interview with app developer Craig Ellis

    Juan Pons
    15 Feb 2014 | 6:16 am
    In this episode of the Digital Photo Experience Podcast we answer your questions and we have an interview with Craig Ellis. 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 Podcast on…
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    Daniel Korzeniewski Photography

  • Wandering in Lima | Peru

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski I have just gotten back from a week in Peru, I was working there as a volunteer in a project for HOOP Peru. My final destination was Arequipa, but being the first time in the country I arranged a stop at Lima to have a taste of it. Obviously a few hours doesn’t do this place justice; with 9 million inhabitants, this is not only the capital, but also the most populous city in Peru and one of the biggest cities in South America. Lima pleasantly surprised me, the cityscape presents a mix of architectural styles which juxtapose the…
  • Farmers in the Shan Province | Myanmar (Burma)

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:47 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Getting ready for my trip to Arequipa in Peru this coming week, I am joining forces with Photographers Without Borders  to help HOOP Peru raise awareness by documenting their activities in the region. So this is most likely the last post before I leave, but stay tuned as I’ll be sharing images and stories from the trip soon, you can also follow me on G+ to see individual photos and posts and you can check the fundraising page and more details of the project here. The photos on this post  were made in the Shan Province, close…
  • Highlights of New Orleans

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    24 Mar 2014 | 5:59 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Sharing some of the photos I like the most from my weekend in New Orleans. This was a short trip, unfortunately the second and last day rained really bad, so what I had planned for that day couldn’t happen, or let’s say it ended up in a different way. Despite the weather conditions I was able to make some images around the French Quarter, and the afternoon spent in Algiers Point was also great…  2 of photos shared in this post were taken from there. I enjoyed my stay, and left with the sensation that needed at…
  • Jackson Square | New Orleans

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:37 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski My last day in New Orleans was kinda crappy, the weather was really awful and it was raining badly almost all day long. Fortunately that’s not necessarily bad for photography, in fact it helps to produce distinctive photos with great reflections and a different feel. You just need to be on the look and try to see different, despite the bad weather and because it was the first week of Mardi Gras the city was packed with visitors, every time the rain stopped people rushed outside… I wanted to make some photos around…
  • Inle Lake | Myanmar

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    17 Mar 2014 | 4:04 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Still working on photos from the trip to Myanmar, this was an amazing trip with lots of photos and stories to share, so I’ll keep them coming. It’s way difficult to decided which place I prefer the best, all of Myanmar was certainly magical, needles to say the days in Inle Lake were beyond my expectations as well. Inle Lake is among Myanmar’s top attractions, surely visitors are coming here to experience not only the landscape but also its people and culture. Inle lake is a fresh water lake, the second largest and one of…
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    The Discerning Photographer

  • Andrew Newey and his honey hunter photos

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

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

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

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

    22 Dec 2013 | 1:27 pm
    Slowing down your shutter speed to pick up the overall room exposure, then using a bit of gelled strobe to shoot your subjects, results in a photo that captures the look and feel of the event. Canon EOS-1D Mark IV camera with 50mm f2.5 macro lens, 1/10th sec @ f2.5, ISO 400. (Copyright 2013 / Andrew Boyd) One of the duties that tends to fall to you as the photographer in your family will be that of holiday photographer. This is never more expected than during the Christmas season. How to make actually decent photos of your family gathering, more than the expected lined-up group shots? Here…
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    FOTOdigital, less gear more fun

  • Flowers on DSLRs and Smartphones

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    I've a new flower photography workshop in May and I am trying something new: mixing DSLRs and Smartphones. So people know they also can photograph flowers with smartphones. As always, the most important element in each photograph is... the photographer.
  • Careful With That Polarizer!

    7 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    While polarizers are great to reduce reflections and saturate colors, it is easy to overdo it in the heat of the action. So, beware if you use a polarizer in landscape photography, as most people do, to darken blue skies. Here are some simple rules to get the best results.
  • FOTOdigital: April Issue is Out Now!

    1 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    Réhahn's Vietnam is the top story in the April's issue of FOTOdigital. A view of Vietnam and its people by a photographer that has lived there for 7 years. This issue also looks at photography in Virtual Worlds, explores sky photography and looks at some new products from MindShift Gear and Think Tank Photo. Check it out now!
  • Book Your Daily Safari

    10 Mar 2014 | 2:11 pm
    April is a time for the wild boar piglets to be born at Tapada Nacional de Mafra. It is also a time to see the new born deer discovering the world. The right time for a unique safari you can book during week days, for a Iberian Safari made for photographers. Book yours from Monday to Friday!
  • In April, Dance On a Volcano

    4 Mar 2014 | 11:24 am
    On the 12th April 2014 I will lead a photo tour to take participants some 72 million years into the past, and Dance on a Volcano. It's a visit to one of the most unique geological places in the Atlantic Realm area, a monument we need to preserve. Photography can help to preserve it. Come and join me for a day of discovery!
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    Vincent Mistretta's Blog

  • Inspiration

    Vincent Mistretta
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    I had much inspiration this weekend. I recently upgraded my Nikon D700 to the new flagship D4s. I also spent the whole weekend outside which was a welcome relief to the horrible winter that I hope is now in the record books. My last bit of inspiration comes from my soon to be 98 year […]
  • Nikon 80-400, One Great Lens

    Vincent Mistretta
    28 Oct 2013 | 4:30 am
    I have been looking forward to this product update ever since it was rumored that Nikon was working on it. (Image courtesy of Nikon USA) I finally had the opportunity this weekend to take the lens out and see what it can do. I am very impressed by how this lens feels in my hands. […]
  • Molting Black Capped Chickadee

    Vincent Mistretta
    13 Aug 2013 | 4:00 am
    This is what the Black Capped Chickadees usually look like in my backyard. They are a fairly common species for me so I am a little curious as to why I never noticed them molting before. Below is an image made this past weekend. It was overcast so the birds colors do not pop the […]
  • Willet Chicks!!

    Vincent Mistretta
    8 Jul 2013 | 3:30 am
    I have been visiting this Willet nesting area for years. As some readers will remember I have had some close encounters with Willet chicks but I have never been fast enough to get glass on them….until now. One of the reasons I like this photographic location is that it enables me to use my car […]
  • Sunrise

    Vincent Mistretta
    20 May 2013 | 4:30 am
    Hope you all have a great start to your week. I also hope you get to experience some great sunrises this summer. I plan on being back behind the lens again this holiday weekend
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    Photography News

  • TeraBella Media Presents: The Human Hand Photography Competition

    Diana Topan
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    Photo: Linda GolobApril 15, 2014 /Photography News/ Our hands reveal so much about us and can expose so much about our lives. Our hands can reveal our race, gender, age, and our occupation. We work with our hands, communicate with our hands and help others with our hands. Hands can create works of beauty, and they can be instruments of destruction. Whether they are the young, unblemished hands of a child or the aged and weathered hands of an elder, TeraBella Media invites you to submit your best representations of the human hand.Prizes:First Place: $400 (USD) cash prizeSecond Place: $200…
  • 2014 Women's Initiative Grant for photographers, photojournalists

    Diana Topan
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:34 am
    April 14, 2014 /Photography News/ The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2014 Women's Initiative Grant which will provide a $25,000 grant for a project to be produced on a significant issue involving and affecting women anywhere in the world.The Alexia Foundation's main purpose is to encourage and help photojournalists create stories that drive change. While the traditional grant guidelines put no limits on the subject matter for grant proposals, a number of proposals about women's rights in the last few years have been so powerful that we have been…
  • PhotoStack: Learn, share and win

    Diana Topan
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:06 pm
    April 7, 2014 /Photography News/ PhotoStack will teach the basics.  You'll share on their forum and compete to win awesome rewards  with increasing prize levels.This is your opportunity to become a member in April and share in some great rewards.  Sign up now to get first pick of PhotoStack's limited, pre-launch rewards.Building your photography skills and stacking the odds of winning in your favour.Cash prizes:First place: $500+Every 1 in 100 entries: $50Deadline: ongoingWebsite:
  • 2014 "Abandoned" photo contest deadline extended

    Diana Topan
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:26 am
    The deadline of "Abandoned" photo contest has been extended until April 18, 2014.Photo: Cindy VaskoApril 2, 2014 /Photography News/ PictureCompete presents “Abandoned.” There is something terribly intriguing with deserted structures. Perhaps we are drawn to the mystery of the past purpose and function of these buildings. Perhaps we wonder about the individuals who once occupied these dwellings. Possibly, as photographers, we are drawn to capturing the “bare bones” and the essence of a subject and allowing our viewers to use their imaginations. PictureCompete invites you to submit your…
  • Wordsworth Donisthorpe and the first motion picture of London

    Diana Topan
    24 Mar 2014 | 9:08 am
    Wordsworth Donisthorpe filmed London's Trafalgar Square traffic in 1890; these are the surviving 10 framesMarch 24, 2014 /Photography News/ Born on March 24, 1847 in Leeds, Wordsworth Donisthorpe was an English individualist anarchist and inventor, pioneer of cinematography and chess enthusiast.On 9 November 1876 Donisthorpe applied for a patent for the Kinesigraph, an apparatus 'to facilitate the taking of a succession of photographs at equal intervals of time, in order to record the changes taking place in or the movements of the object being photographed, and also by means of a…
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    Black Star Rising

  • How Getty’s Free Images Will Overtake The Direct Marketing World

    Rohn Engh
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Marketing is the art of supplying products to people when you know their buying preferences. It’s an easy sell, unless you don’t know what they want. has solved the problem. The company owns millions of photos. They have figured out how to turn their massive old-school photo agency into a giant Internet advertising network. Getty Images (soon to be called by a different name), has devised a method of learning the preferences of a social site, blog, website or an individual. A lot of revenue can result from their simple formula. What’s the most popular entity on the…
  • The Day My Photojournalism Career Ended

    Rohn Engh
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    Yes, I am indebted to photojournalists around the world who dare to donate their skills, sometimes their lives, to bring me non-fiction reports on how it’s going out there. I am no longer one of them. In my early days as a wandering photographer, I fashioned myself to be a freelance news reporter with a camera (sometimes called a photojournalist). I had a loose tie with a stock agency called Photo Researchers back in New York City. I would send them finished 8×10’s and look for future checks to continue my first love: stock photography. Curiosity Took Me to Paris My curiosity about…
  • With Color, Less is More

    Ellen Fisch
    17 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    I learned to develop black and white photography in my college darkroom decades ago. Back then, we didn’t shoot or develop color photographs. Instead, we hand-tinted black and whites if we wanted to colorize our images. I learned a lot about values, composition, form and line in those days by using black and white rather than color to express my subject. Some Photographs Are Stronger with Monochromatic Tones I think that the architecture I remain focused on in my photography is well suited to the monochromatic palettes of black and white and sepia. There is a certain attention to…
  • How to Capitalize on Your Photo Addiction

    Rohn Engh
    3 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    How can you photograph only what appeals to you and still survive economically? Very often, a working photographer will say, “I’ve got to put bread on the table, so I find myself shooting subjects that will pay the bills, and these usually aren’t subjects that are of burning interest to me.” Making Money by Shooting What You Love IS Possible Thanks to the Internet, communication has fragmented the world of photobuyers into more accessible targets. Most photo researchers and buyers in the editorial world are specialists. They don’t stray from their specialty because they need to stay…
  • 3 Questions to Simplify Your New Marketing Strategy

    Susie Hadeed
    17 Feb 2014 | 2:00 am
    When looking at implementing a new marketing strategy into your photography business, or even evaluating current marketing strategies, it’s important to know what your goals are with the strategy. I’ve been re-evaluating some of our marketing over the past few weeks, and I’ve found three questions that are important to consider when looking at different strategies. What’s my goal? The answer to this question needs to be super specific. For instance, every marketing strategy I use is intended to bring in more business, but writing that on each one wouldn’t be very helpful. If I’m…
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  • NAB 2014 – ON THE COUCH – ep 7 – B&H

    Nino Leitner
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    Our lead sponsor for ON THE COUCH is B&H – a camera and accessories retailer everyone knows, in fact the largest in the United States. In this special episode, I talked to Gabriel Biderman from the marketing department of B&H, to hear about his impressions from this year’s NAB and the big trends that they notice (and which they have a lot more insight in as they know what sells best). Be it 4K, octocopter drones or camera movement – Gabriel knows exactly what their customers like. B&H has a huge superstore in New York (covering an entire street block!), where…

    Sebastian Wöber
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    This is the last of my videos for NAB 2014. It is a tribute to the people who attended NAB and all who followed our coverage. Thanks for your continued support and friendship. The people in this video in order of appearance: LI-LIAN AHLSKOG HOU JAMES LEE BOHUŠ BLAHUT PAIGE DENKIN O’CONNOR HARTNETT BRAD WHITE PAUL GUSTAFSON DAN CHUNG EDUARD SCHNEIDER MATTHEW…
  • NAB 2014 video – Larry Thorpe runs us through the new Canon 17-120mm Cine-Servo Zoom Lens

    Sebastian Wöber
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Canon didn’t release any new large sensor cameras at this NAB. Some people are unhappy, others rejoice that Canon takes their time to craft something relevant instead of throwing a spec sheet at us like many manufacturers seem to be in the habit of doing nowadays. While Canon stays silent on the camera side, they did present a very noteworthy piece of glass at NAB 2014. Their new Cine-Servo Zoom is one of a kind. Larry Thorpe is a true mastermind when it comes to cinema equipment and explaining the tech behind it. I was very honoured to get the chance to listen to his wisdom on and off…
  • NAB 2014 – ON THE COUCH – ep 6 – Zacuto, Rodney Charters, ASC & Bruce Logan, ASC

    Nino Leitner
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    This is a very special (sixth) 50 minute episode of ON THE COUCH, in which we had the pleasure of hosting my friend Rodney Charters, ASC, best known for his work as director of photography on “24″, “Shameless” and now the new “Dallas”, Bruce Logan, ASC, best known for his work on the original TRON, the original Star Wars films and Batman Forever, as well as the owners of Zacuto, Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn – both of them shooters with decades-long experience in production themselves! Of course we talked about the new Zacuto products, their nice new…
  • NAB 2014 video – Sony’s motor driven cine zoom lens is a concept to be looking forward to

    Sebastian Wöber
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    Here is a new lens concept for a cine-powerzoom lens by Sony which few people noticed during NAB. Luckily our friends from nextwavedv notified me about the intriguing new product (see their Sony A7s coverage below). The interesting thing about this lens is it’s full frame 4K cine optical quality and the mere fact, that it is a cine lens with an optical image stabilizer. If I’m not mistaken this is the first of its kind. On top of that the lens will feature a built-in zoom motor for control via a zoom rocker. This is kind of a merge between a traditional cine lens and a high end…
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    Photography Life

  • The Question of 18-300mm Lenses, Part Deux

    John Sherman
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    This article is written in response to “The Question of 18-300mm Lenses” article written by Romanas Naryškin. I used to like my 18-300mm zoom – I called it my Guilty Pleasure Lens (GPL). It was hands-down the most fun lens I ever shot with. When I wanted to just go out on an adventure outside and had no idea what I’d run into, instead of grabbing my FX body, my 16-35mm zoom, 50mm prime, 105mm macro, 80-400mm zoom and of course a manservant to carry all that gear, I’d grab GPL and my D7000 and blast on down the trail. Sure GPL wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, but…
  • Leica M7 Review

    Laura Murray
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:07 pm
    This is a review of the Leica M7 TTL .72 rangefinder film camera that I used with the Leica 35mm f/2.0 Summicron M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens. I had the two for about a month and had a chance to shoot with the Leica gear in different conditions and shoots. Prior to the M7, I never had a chance to shoot with any Leica gear, but heard so much about them from other photographers and industry peers. So I decided to give Leica a try and see how it would fit my film photography needs. Below is a summary of my findings with the camera.1) Initial ImpressionsI was so excited when the Leica M7…
  • Pentax 645Z Announcement

    Nasim Mansurov
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Earlier this week, Ricoh Imaging introduced the Pentax 645Z, a high resolution 51.4 MP medium format DSLR camera. While Nikon has been relatively quiet on the resolution front with its now 2+ years old 36 MP D800/D800E models and Canon has not stepped up above 24 MP, Pentax is stepping in with a larger sensor that provides super high resolution 51.4 MP images. With its 43.8 x 32.8mm size sensor, the 645Z has a smaller version of the medium format (MF) sensor that is similar in size to the Leica S-System, although with a different aspect ratio of 4:3 vs 3:2. Compared to full-frame sensors, the…
  • Thoughts on the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art

    Nasim Mansurov
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Sigma announced the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens back in January of this year, but we were left with a couple of big unknowns such as the price. I guess it has become the latest trend to announce early development efforts by a number of manufacturers now – Nikon did the same with their Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 lens and the D4s DSLR camera. A couple of days ago, Sigma finally announced the pricing and availability of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM “Art” and I must say, after hearing rumors about Sigma challenging the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 in optical quality, I was very surprised to…
  • Mosaiculture – Capturing Images at Large Public Venues

    Thomas Stirr
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:24 pm
    With the prime holiday season just around the corner for many Photography Life readers, many of you will be facing challenges photographing at large, public venues. I thought it may be interesting to share some images I took at the Mosaiculture exhibit in Montreal last year, and some of the approaches I used at the event.Many municipal gardens often feature examples of mosaiculture…sculptures made with flowers and plants…and they can be great opportunities to capture some unique images. I visited the international mosaiculture exhibit during a trip to Montreal in the fall of 2013. It…
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    Michael Shilling's Photography Blog

  • The blog re-awakens

    Michael Shilling
    24 Mar 2014 | 9:55 am
    It’s been a long time since I posted on this blog, in fact it’s been over two years since I posted the last of my daily articles. A lot has happened in the time, I might have got wiser, I certainly got older but I’m still a full time working photographer who loves to share ideas and discover new and interesting things. I’m not entirely sure why I decided to begin blogging here again. Perhaps I have more to say, perhaps there’s more to say or perhaps I just miss it. > The post The blog re-awakens appeared first on Michael Shilling's Photography Blog.
  • Photocrati acquires WordPress Gallery plugin NextGEN

    Michael Shilling
    20 Jun 2012 | 1:02 am
    I just got an email from Scott at Photocrati WordPress Themes yesterday letting me know that my favorite WordPress themes has just purchased my favorite WordPress gallery plugin! NextGEN Gallery has over 5 million total downloads, 3,600 daily downloads and 26,000 weekly downloads. Photocrati know that with numbers like those, the plugin needs some major feature updates.  So here are some of their plans: - improving the user interface - adding capabilities to manage galleries from within posts and pages - working with Automattic to integrate with WordPress VIP - new slideshow, filmstrip…
  • Articles for Photographers at The New Memory Gate Blog

    Michael Shilling
    4 Jun 2012 | 2:57 am
    I haven’t posted here for a while but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been very busy! Over the past few months we have been giving our businesses’ website Memory Gate a complete overhaul and my blogging efforts have been focused there for a while.  To begin with I have been dealing with mostly articles aimed at my target clients but this week we have introduced a brand new weekly section which is very much in the spirit of PhotoCreative365 For Photographers is the latest edition to the new Memory Gate blog and will be publishing every Saturday. It doesn’t…
  • Life is a Bed of Roses – Book ready to order now!

    Michael Shilling
    6 Jan 2012 | 8:55 am
    I am excited and proud to announce that The 2010 Project book Life is a Bed of Roses is now ready to order via the BobBooks Bookshop   The book contains over 100 of the best images that were submitted to The 2010 Project photography competition over a 12 month period. Photographers with featured winning images include Damian McGillicuddy, Peter Swan, Richard Bailey, Ricardo Alarcon, Sam Kinge and Gill McGowan. The winning images were judged by our panel which included Mary McCartney, Paul Ross, Dr Ju Gosling, Jane Green and you the public!   A collaborate foreword was written by…
  • Episode 100 The Last PhotoCreative Podcast

    Michael Shilling
    1 Jan 2012 | 2:00 am
    Episode 100 The Last PhotoCreative Podcast The last ever (maybe) recording of the PhotoCreative Podcast. Host Michael Shilling shares a few thoughts on the past two years and looks forward to 2012. There are three (unedited) behind the scenes videos to go with this podcast. Show Notes and Links Marketing Campaigns For Photographers – 2011 Favourite rants, ideas and thoughts on the business of photography The top 189 most popular posts at PhotoCreative365 2010-2011 Behind the Scenes videos Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Listen to the podcast on iTunes – and while you’re there we’d love a…
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    Landscape Photography Blogger

  • Dinosaur National Monument 2013, Part Two

    David Leland Hyde
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:58 am
    Dinosaur National Monument 2013 Part Two: Across The Misty Ranching Highlands Jones Creek In Jones Hole, Dinosaur National Monument, Utah, copyright 2013 by David Leland Hyde. Archival Chromogenic Prints Available.  Arrival In Vernal, Departure For Dinosaur (Continued from the blog post, “Dinosaur National Monument 2013, Part One.”) Even with sporadic rain and spring virgas dotting the horizon, the high open mountain passes of Rocky Mountain National Park, shining with stark beauty, already felt dry like the deserts of the interior and Western side of Colorado. Coming from the…
  • This Land Is Our Land: Philip Hyde And The American Wilderness EXTENDED

    David Leland Hyde
    28 Feb 2014 | 11:13 am
    El Capitan, Clouds, Fall, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada, California, copyright 1973 by Philip Hyde. A giant 32×40 archival print of El Capitan, Clouds greets visitors to This Land Is Our Land exhibition. This Land Is Our Land Philip Hyde and the American Wilderness Show Extended through March 18, 2014 Due to popular demand, we have extended the Philip Hyde show another two weeks, until March 18. We look forward to seeing you in the gallery. Philip Hyde (1921-2006) dedicated his life to photographing and defending the western American wilderness, working with the…
  • The Art Of Vision: Outdoor Photographer Magazine Article By David Leland Hyde

    David Leland Hyde
    24 Feb 2014 | 5:24 am
    The Art Of Vision Learn to connect with the landscape like the great masters Ansel Adams, Minor White, Philip Hyde and others By David Leland Hyde, Photography By Philip Hyde And David Leland Hyde Original Proposed Article Title: Minor White, Philip Hyde and His Schoolmates on The Art Of Seeing Expanded and revised from the blog post, “Imogen Cunningham, Minor White And Their Students On The Art Of Seeing.” My four page feature article in this month’s print issue of Outdoor Photographer magazine, delineating how to more effectively harness the creative mind, bond with the natural…
  • Philip Hyde Explored Wilderness In Photographs

    David Leland Hyde
    18 Feb 2014 | 6:05 am
    Philip Hyde Speaks Out About Respecting And Defending The Five Deserts of North America By Jane Braxton Little Note: This article originally titled “Philip Hyde: Exploring World In Photos” by Jane Braxton Little appeared in the Feather River Bulletin on October 7, 1987 just before the release of Drylands: The Deserts of North America. Jane Braxton Little now writes for the Sacramento Bee and magazines such as Audubon, American Forests, Scientific American, Nature Conservancy, Sierra, Native Peoples and many others. She is a full-time freelance writer who travels the world on…
  • Golden Decade Photography Exhibit At Mumm Napa Gallery

    David Leland Hyde
    13 Feb 2014 | 5:42 am
    The Golden Decade: Photography at the California School of Fine Arts, 1945-1955 Mumm Napa Gallery Exhibition February 15 through July 13, 2014 Opening Reception February 15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Mumm Napa Gallery Several artists featured in the exhibit will attend… RSVP  707-967-7740 Glacial Granite, High Sierra Backcountry, Yosemite National Park, California, copyright 1950 Philip Hyde. A 1950 vintage silver gelatin 5X7 contact print and two other Philip Hyde photographs will participate in the Golden Decade Photography Exhibit at Mumms Napa, Main Gallery. Smith Andersen North and…
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    sesame ellis . daily life photo blogging by rachel devine

  • A review of the Samsung GALAXY Tab3 for kids and a chance to win something handy!

    13 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Sponsored by Samsung and Nuffnang As I have mentioned before, I have been struggling with my kids’ addiction to technology as of late. I was on the search for some practical ways to control the screen time as well as how I could leverage their love, enthusiasm and natural talent for this sort of play into learning. Only Gemma had her own tablet though and the twins were left to a dvd and/or video games. Samsung sent us their new GALAXY Tab 3 for kids. I am already a devoted Samsung fan girl, so I was excited to see what their tablet was like.  In our family we are very…
  • Dreamworks comes to Melbourne

    12 Apr 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Week nine for Let The Wild Rumpus Last is here and I submitted a frame from my mom/daughter date with Gemma to the DreamWorks Animation exhibition at ACMI.  It is always such a pleasure to spend some one on one time with each kid. The kids love those outings as well since they don’t have to fight for my complete attention. After hearing that the kids gala would be a bit crowded and busy, I decided it might be a bit much for Kieran. I am glad that he stayed home as it was so loud and super squishy. We had a blast though and the throng thinned out enough for us to easily enjoy…
  • Trapping time in a rectangle. That’s what I do.

    12 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    I am finding out that there is a moment around five and a bit when the baby really fades from the child. Sure, there are still other moments, but for the most part I turn around and see a kid where I could swear I just put my infant down.  Now, I don’t remember it happening so dramatically with Gemma. Then again, when she was that age there really were babies in the house. Two of them just learning to walk in the opposite direction of each other. I think I was a bit distracted. There are moments now with Gemma when I clearly see that her kid years are speeding towards teen…
  • Tasmania trip part 2 :: Raspberry farm and adventures in children’s imagination behind Freycinet Lodge

    6 Apr 2014 | 4:12 pm
    As soon as we drove out of quarantine check upon arrival in Tasmania, we were on the road. If you missed that post it was the first in this series, so click to start there. A beautiful breakfast had been scheduled for us at the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm & Cafe. It was just under an hour’s drive from the dock in Devonport, so with the promise of coffee to fuel me, we headed there. This area at the north of Tasmania has organised a beautiful food and beverage tour filled with nearly two dozen option for you to drive between called the Cradle To Coast Tasting Trail. Our navigation…
  • Week 8 and a wee problem.

    4 Apr 2014 | 3:01 pm
    A wee problem indeed. Smalls is just too small still to make it through every night dry. She really is just a slight thing and apparently this is quite the common issue. I am not telling tales out of school here to embarrass anyone, but to start a discussion about why on earth the changeable bed protectors are so bleeping expensive. When I was little, my mother had some very unfancy but effective rubber pads she topped the sheets with and that was it. Now when I went to buy some similar things for Clover, I was confronted with a scant two different brands both with options to buy ONE overly…
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  • Emiliano Granado, Untitled

    Andy Adams
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
    Emiliano Granado Untitled, Panama City Beach, Florida, 2009 From the Time of Your Life series Website - Emiliano Granado was born in La Plata, Argentina. His family moved to the United States when he was four years old to escape the political insecurity following The Dirty War of the late '70s. He graduated from Amherst College in 1999 and has studied at the International Center for Photography and School of Visual Arts. His interest in popular culture can be seen in his earlier work, At the Track and Beach Party, a study of motor racing culture and Spring Break…
  • Jillian Freyer, The Ritual

    Andy Adams
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Jillian Freyer The Ritual, Connecticut, 2012 From the The Four series Website - Jillian Freyer is originally from Connecticut and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. Jillian will be completing her BFA in photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in the spring of 2014. Jillian received the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship for the 2013 Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Stephen D. Paine Scholarship and has had work featured in various publications.
  • Allison V. Smith, Mill Street

    Andy Adams
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    Allison V. Smith Mill Street, Rockport, Maine, 2013 From the Maine series Website - Allison V. Smith has been a fine art and freelance editorial photographer since 2004 when she left her staff photography position at the Dallas Morning News. After graduating from SMU in 1993 with a degree in journalism, she worked for 7 different newspapers over a 15 year period. Smith's clients include: The New York Times, Garden & Gun Magazine, Texas Monthly , Johnson & Johnson, University of Southern California . Smith was recently commissioned by the Nasher Sculpture Center…
  • Ian Van Coller, Salamina and Sara

    Andy Adams
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    Ian Van Coller Salamina and Sara, Vaalwater, Limpopo, South Africa, 2014 From the Limpopo series Website - Ian van Coller was born in 1970, in Johannesburg, South Africa, and grew up in the country during a time of great political turmoil. His work has addressed complex cultural issues of both the apartheid and post-apartheid eras, especially with regards to cultural identity in the face of globalization, and the economic realities of every day life. Van Coller received a National Diploma in Photography from Technikon Natal in Durban, and in 1992 he moved to the United States…
  • Matt Eich, Sabrina and Punchin’

    Andy Adams
    20 Mar 2014 | 8:26 am
    Matt Eich Sabrina and Punchin', Greenwood, Mississippi, 2013 From the Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town series Website - Matt Eich (b. 1986) is an American-born photographic essayist and portrait photographer. The oldest of four children, he grew up in the peanut-farming town of Suffolk, Virginia. Eich studied photojournalism at Ohio University and works for clients including National Geographic, Esquire, Harper’s, TIME, Apple, Tiffany & Company, Republic Records and others. Matt is the recipient of numerous awards including POYi’s Community Awareness…
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    Photography Training Courses - Essex, Kent, Herts, Cambridge - Chelmsford

  • Top 10 tips & tools to drive customers to photographers websites

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

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

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

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

    13 Feb 2014 | 10:01 am
    Natural or Posed – what works best? There is always a raging debate in the Wood household as to work works best ‘natural’ children’s pictures or ‘posed’ set-up shots./ In all truthfulness you can split out posed from set-up shots but I like to group the two together as I am a little biased. My preference when taking children’s portraits is to use location based natural shots as I find that providing children with a location they find interesting and stimulating allows them to relax and for their character to come out. Obviously choice comes down to…
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • Wordless Wednesday

    Chris Corradino
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:08 am
  • It's the Little Things

    Chris Corradino
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:36 am
    Once the spectacular morning light vanishes, I turn my attention to capturing the nearly endless details of the surrounding sights. The FDR Memorial for example features subjects that protrude from a sheer wall. Rather than photographing this straight on, I used a wide aperture to create something more unique. At f2.8, the background is thrown completely out of focus. This brings sole attention to the face. 
  • New Article: Top Spots to Photograph in Washington DC

    Chris Corradino
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    If you've ever considered visiting the Nation's capital but are wondering "what are the best places to photograph in Washington DC?" Here are some of my favorites along with some practical and technical tips on the best way to approach it. Read the whole piece over on the PicsArt blog. 
  • When the Lights Fade

    Chris Corradino
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:32 am
    The artificial lights on the monuments quickly fade as the sun rises. While the structures no longer appear to glow, it's still a prime time to make great photos. Using a small aperture of f22, I created this sunburst as it scattered over the horizon.
  • Where the Day Begins

    Chris Corradino
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:29 am
    The volume of tourists that swarm Washington DC is comparable to Europe's most popular sites. The grandeur of each monument along with the city's rich history make it a world class destination.  Perhaps there's no better place to start the day than at the Tidal Basin. This scenic reservoir thrills visitors each Spring with a brilliant display of Cherry Blossoms. The flowers can be incorporated into any number of creative compositions. For a classic interpretation, one can use the branches to frame the Washington Monument. To further accentuate the delicate blooms, a flash is helpful. In…
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    The 37th Frame - Celebrating the Best of Photojournalism

  • Northern Montana’s Hi-Line by William Albert Allard

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    The earnest saga of farming and ranching in northern Montana began with a misconception that verged on a lie: free land, enough to feed your family! But the land wasn’t quite free, and it was far from enough. Read the full story on National Geographic View the full essay on William Albert Allard’s website
  • When the World Turned Its Back: James Nachtwey’s Reflections on the Rwandan Genocide

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:38 pm
    In 1994 TIME photographer James Nachtwey witnessed the devastating effects of the Rwandan genocide. On the 17-year anniversary, the photographer looks back on the tragedy. Read more: TIME LightBox
  • In the Name of Jesus by Krzysztof Maniocha

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
    How do you praise your God? How do you pray to Him? Do you believe in Jesus Christ? Ghanaians believe. Posters and billboards advertising conventions, new churches, miracle prayers, religious matters of all sorts are spread all around Ghana. Pastors of every Christian denomination proclaim the Word of God in radio and television, in buses, street corners and market squares. Everywhere you can hear the word: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! His name and image are found in many contexts-often employed more in a magical way than as a personal approach to God. Self proclaimed pastors and prophets are another…
  • Revisiting the Rwandan Genocide: Origin Stories From The Associated Press

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Photograph by David Guttenfelder Under Stapleton’s leadership, Bouju and three fellow photographers at the Associated Press were awarded the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for their coverage of the genocide. Bouju had been in the field the longest: he remained in Rwanda for six months, until he was relieved by a young freelance photographer from Iowa named David Guttenfelder. Continue reading the full story on National Geographic’s PROOF Blog.
  • Veiled Truths by Hossein Fatemi (NY Times)

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    30 Mar 2014 | 4:35 pm
    One day I was walking with a female friend in Tehran when she was pulled away by the police and held in one of their offices for a few hours. Her crime? She wasn’t wearing the proper hijab — the head scarf that, in some interpretations of Islam, women must wear whenever they are in the presence of men who are not close relatives. In Iran, the government insists that all women wear it. My friend was told to ask a friend or relative to bring the proper hijab for her to wear. Until it arrived, she could not leave. She told me that I shouldn’t just take photographs of wars, but that I…
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  • Forward movement

    Brian M
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:59 am
    Day 2 since returning from 4 weeks of crazy travel – things are slowly starting to fall back into place. It has been great to reconnect with my colleagues here in the office and the jetlag will hopefully dissipate by the weekend. All in all, life is nice. I hope the same can be said for you guys! Purchase this print
  • Hooroo, Australia!

    Brian M
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Well, today marks four weeks since I had left the Bay Area for a whirlwind trip to Tokyo and all around Australia. During that time, I was able to meet up with some great old friends and take on some fantastic new ones. I even got to give a big hug to Gretchen Chappelle, a wonderful and artistic soul who I’ve known for a few years here on Google+ and was finally able to HIRL. I had the fortune of visiting some remarkable locations and even got to witness some of them under extremely rare circumstances. In all, it truly has been a memorable month and I sincerely want to thank Lauren…
  • Join me for a Google+ Sydney Photowalk this Saturday!

    Brian M
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:15 pm
    I’m in Sydney for a few more days and am putting together a photowalk with Matt Glastonbury, Lauren Bath and a bunch of friends!. We’re meeting up tomorrow, Saturday, April 12th at 2:30PM on the stairs of the Sydney Opera House. The walk will kick off at 3PM and we’ll shove off from there. I hope to see you there! Event details & RSVP
  • Uluru’s 1%

    Brian M
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:19 pm
    In the wake of the unprecedented amount of rainfall we experienced in Uuru and Yulara over the past few days, it turns out that this Topdeck Travel crew managed to experience an occurrence that less than 1% of all visitors ever get to see: a flowing waterfall at the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Coincidentally, the local news station here covered this rare occurrence, which is where my stat is sourced from. While it may not compare to the gushing waterfalls of the US’s Pacific Northwest, it was truly wonderful to witness this for myself. Thanks to the Uluru National Parks ranger who kindly…
  • When lightning greets Uluru

    Brian M
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:16 pm
    I think it has rained non-stop since we arrived in Australia‘s Northern Territory. Normally, this would be a reason to be bummed but along with the rain can come some pretty epic storm clouds. Thankfully, that was the case on our last evening visiting Uluru. When we arrived here for sunset, we were greeted with one of the most menacing arrays of clouds that I’ve ever seen. As they approached us, several bolts of lightning flashing, causing all of the Topdeck Travel photographers to shift their attention from the giant rock to capturing the crack of lighting bolts. As the storm…
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • Here she is...

    Lily Hydrangea
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:52 am
    I took my cousin to the lighthouse at Fire Island on that glorious Thursday we had last week. She was visiting from Pennsylvania and couldn't wait to see the beach she used to play on as a child. We walked the boardwalk to the lighthouse and then took the path to the beach. It was pretty awesome.It's hard to believe that four mornings earlier we had weather like this!
  • A favorite trail

    Lily Hydrangea
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Today is a gorgeous day weather wise and so was last Saturday at Uplands Farm where I spent the better part of the morning hiking. It seems like I was just here, but that was last December!
  • Until next year, flower show...

    Lily Hydrangea
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Last weekend I found myself in front of Macy's Herald Square at 9AM on Sunday morning. Unbeknownst to me, it was the last day of their flower show. If you look at the reflection in the picture below, you can see one of New York's busiest intersections is nearly empty - so I got to enjoy Macy's windows without the crowds. It was a beautiful sunny morning.
  • An Eerie Scene on Route 110

    Lily Hydrangea
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    Last night's sunset was amazing and so was yesterday's weather! I posted a few shots on my instagram which you can access on my left sidebar. I actually spent part of the day cleaning up outside without freezing. I also planted some Easter bulbs and though I am not clear as to whether or not they will actually bloom this spring - the directions on the box were kind of vague, I will definitely keep you posted.
  • I Was Not Prepared for THIS this morning...

    Lily Hydrangea
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:56 am
    As you can see, Priscilla immediately reverted to hibernation mode and as usual, sleeping with her eyes open.
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  • The Things They Carried

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:49 am
    Every so often I take the liberty of writing a blog post that has nothing to do with photography. This is one of those times. I recently finished reading a book by Tim O’Brien entitled The Things They Carried. It is ostensibly a book about the war in Vietnam. But it really isn’t. It is a book about war in general, except it really isn’t that either. It gets closer to say it is a book about what it is like emotionally to be a soldier in a war, but it really goes deeper than that as well. To me it is a book about dealing with the unfathomable, not only in war, but in life. And…
  • Quick Quotes: Edward Weston

    11 Apr 2014 | 1:37 am
    “To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.” Edward Weston I know there are those of you out there who eschew the formal rules of composition! Rules are there as guides.  They provide a firm foundation in what can work, but, once you get the idea, breaking the rules can open up new ways of seeing.  Edward Weston seems to think so anyway, and his word is good enough for me!
  • Photographic Personality

    6 Apr 2014 | 1:34 am
    Over time, I have been to many photographic workshops that I have really enjoyed. But several years ago I went one that was was the only workshop that I did not like attending.  And the reason for that helped me to understand a bit about my photographic ‘personality’. This particular workshop was about five or six days in duration, and during that time we photographed at Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Monument Valley, and Canyon De Chelle.  What could be bad?  Well nothing really, as long as you like moving from spot to spot fairly rapidly and are OK with ending up being at…
  • The Artist’s Statement

    1 Apr 2014 | 2:04 am
    The artist’s statement can be very difficult to write. It is often filled with artspeak that is incomprehensible to the average everyday viewer. I found myself wanting to write a very plain and simple statement to go with my black and white botanical project which I am calling “Floral Forms”. I wanted it to clearly state what the project was about without a lot of verbiage that would make the average “non-artist” viewer roll their eyes. The following is what I came up with. Have I succeeded? FLORAL FORMS One of the most prominent characteristics of flowers are…
  • Epson 7900 Printhead Failure: The Fix

    27 Mar 2014 | 1:39 am
    I have had my share of problems with my Epson 7900 printer. As a matter of fact, I am already on my second one, wise decision or not! I outlined my 7900 saga in a series of posts ending with “Epson 7900: More Frustration”. But I now have the answer…..the cure…..and here it is for all to see:
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    ViewBug Blog

  • Droplets On Flowers Photo Contest Finalists!

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their work showing water droplets in flowers. A truly amazing gallery gathered in the collection within this photo contest displaying a great diversification of flowers in all colors and shapes. We truly appreciate the feedback from photographers that helped us find the next People’s Choice by voting for their favorite shots! A special thanks to Mpix for making this photo contest possible and to friend and professional photographer Steve Creek for his collaborations as a guest judge. Congratulations to the following finalists: “Kisses…
  • Powerful Photo Contest Winners

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their incredible photos where the main subject is showing power and strength. A big thank you to Laurie Rubin for collaborating as a guest judge in this photo contest. Laurie is an international award-winning photographer specializing in wildlife and nature photography. Her passion for photography as well as a career working for software companies, has combined her talents for teaching and sharing photography, from capture to post-processing. She currently has one of her prints displayed at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.
  • Beautiful Figures Photo Contest Finalists

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in this photo contest, the idea of the contest is to show that there can be beauty in any figure. a big thank you to Anna Elyse Bridesmaids, Anna is a national designer and manufacturer of Bridesmaid dresses, Flower Girl dresses, Mother of the Bride gowns, Men’s Accessories and Bridal Gowns for the wedding industry.  Anna Elyse products may be purchased in boutiques, on line and at its Flagship salon in Pasadena, California. Another big thank you to guest judge Paul R. Giunta, Paul is a live music and portrait photographer in…
  • On Location Photo Contest Winners

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their entries in the photo contest, the idea behind the contest was to share photos which you made at a special place. A big thanks to Good Light! Mag for their collaboration and to guest judge Michael Zelbel. Congratulations to the Grand Jury Winner ”The Kiss” by vonlordmalabanan “Spectacular location! This is a very strong story, perfectly related to the location. Masterful use of one single color for the umbrella and the dress “ - Michael Zeibel Congratulations to the Runner Up Winner “Autumn” by…
  • Markets Photo Contest Finalists

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing the amazing and diverse images depicting markets in different geographical locations. Another big thank you to guest judge Brooke Shaden. Brooke  began creating self-portraits for ease and to have full control over the images, and has since grown into a self-portrait artist. Self portraiture for her is not autobiographical in nature. Instead, she attempts to place herself within worlds she wishes we could live in, where secrets float out in the open, where the impossible becomes possible. The following is the gallery of…
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*

  • How I Shot Black on Black Food

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    Black subjects on Black backgrounds is a tricky photograph to make.  Do you see how many elements in the photograph above are black/dark? Do you see the top right corner? In this post, Greg Dupree shares with us how he photographed black subject on black background. Read how he controls light and decisions he made for this photograph. About the Photographer Like most photographers…no matter what discipline they are in.. I think they still like to consider themselves artists.  It sort of came along with a natural progression. As a kid, I had a love for Comic books…I think my mom…
  • How I Shot White on White Food Photo

    4 Mar 2014 | 4:58 am
    White on white photographs have a unique challenge. Every piece in the photo is white or close to it and yet the subject should be differentiated from props and the background. Do you see the cheese? And the flower? And the spoon? In this post, Valeria Necchio shares how created this white on white photo. Learn about her food photography process, how she came up with this idea and all the decisions she made to get to this image. About  the Photographer I opened my blog in 2009, but didn’t actually start to publish any content until the spring of 2010. At the time, I had recently graduated…
  • How I Shot Ice Cream in a Can

    31 Oct 2013 | 4:46 am
    Photo by Ellen Frémont Ice cream is a very exciting subject. As exciting it is, it is also challenging. In this post, Ellen Fremont talks about how she went about making decisions for taking this photo. This post is focused on the initial decisions and shares how she choose mood for the photo and lighting decisions. Let me introduce you to Ellen her food photography process and how she took this photo. About  the Photographer Hello, i m Ellen Frémont (from Saveurs Vegetales). I’m fascinated by vegetarian cooking, by nature (In all its forms), naturopathy (traditional holistic…
  • 7 Dramatic Examples of Movement in Food Photos

    30 Oct 2013 | 5:21 am
    Copyright Michelle Minnaar {} Movement in food photography creates amazing drama. These photod are harder to capture and food and action tell a great story. Take a look at these examples of movement in food photos. Copyright Reluctant Gourmet {} Copyright Peter Georgakapolous {} Copyright {} Copyright Deborah Jones Copyright Emma Galloway {} Copyright Katie Newburn {} 6 Quick Steps on How to Improve Photography…
  • Food Photography Masterclass with David Loftus

    28 Oct 2013 | 4:40 am
    In this special post, we share lessons from one of the most famous food photographers in the world – David Loftus. David is a food photographer who works closely with Jamie Oliver. This post will be specially helpful to someone who is new at food photography. In very simple language, David will teach you some aspects of photography like none other. These short videos are a good starter for anyone wanting to get into food photography and doesn’t know how to start. Let’s begin this masterclass. What Makes a Great Food Photograph? Do you know the answer to that question? A…
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    Martin Bailey Photography

  • The Visual Imagination with David duChemin (Podcast 417) (Martin Bailey)
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:55 am
    Today I welcome back my friend and regular guest, David duChemin, for a conversation about his latest Craft & Vision eBook, The Visual Imagination – Ideas & Techniques for Creative Photographic Expression. This episode is brought to you by Learn lighting, portraiture, Photoshop skills, and more from expert-taught video courses. To start your 7-day free trial, visit Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. While reading David’s new book,…
  • Interview with Josh Rossi the King of Compositing (Podcast 416) (Martin Bailey)
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Today I chat with commercial photographer and the king of compositing, Josh Rossi, in a fascinating interview in which Josh shares some of his compositing skills and business acumen. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Josh really does take his photography to a whole new level with his creativity and mad Photoshop skills. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. This episode is brought to you by Learn lighting, portraiture, Photoshop skills, and more from expert-taught video…
  • Traditional Japanese Dress Portrait Shoot (Podcast 415) (Martin Bailey)
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:02 am
    At the end of March I did a studio shoot with two families in traditional Japanese kimonos, and was able to get some behind the scenes shots of the professional kimono fitter actually dressing some of the subjects. Today I’m going to walk you through the studio set up and a few of the resulting images from the shoot. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace, the all-in-one platform that makes it fast and easy to create your own…
  • Canon EF 200-400mm F4 L EXT 1.4X Lens Review (Podcast 414) (Martin Bailey)
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:59 pm
    After many moons, finally here’s my Canon EF 200-400mm F4 L EXT 1.4X lens review! As you may recall, I bought this lens  back in June 2013, as I was able to get a good deal on some old gear that I sold to pay for it. I’ve dragged my feet on this review though, because I wanted to really take the lens though its paces first, and having now used it for some heavy wildlife shooting almost every day from the end of January to the end February this year, I’m now full of stuff I want to tell you. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are…
  • Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour #2 2014 Part 2 (Podcast 413) (Martin Bailey)
    23 Mar 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Today I’m going to walk you through the second set of ten photos from my second Winter Wonderland Tour for 2014, to complete this two part travelogue series. Still troubled by record level snow falls, we were lucky this time to have arrived in Rausu just as the roads cleared and many people that had been stuck in this sleepy fishing village were finally able to continue on their journeys. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace, the…
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    Jake Garn Photography

  • Synchronicity

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

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

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

    Jake Garn
    25 Apr 2013 | 7:34 pm
    I just prepared a short post on how I’ve found a market for some of my past images for members of the online photography workshop at In the meantime […]
  • Reflections on Shoot For Love

    Jake Garn
    18 Apr 2013 | 3:36 pm
    I have been spending a lot of time on the Shoot for Love project lately and haven’t been shooting much, ironically enough. If you’d like to participate in the latest […]
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    Jim Brandenburg

  • Bog Beauties

    Jayne H
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:19 am
    If you haven't received a copy of the March-April issue of the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer, here's a view of our "Bog Beauties" feature.  It's hard to imagine, after this long winter in northern Minnesota, that several of these orchid gems could be blooming within 6 weeks.  In Jim’s public speaking, he often makes an analogy between this photograph of him blowing the seeds from the orchid seed pod and his photographs and writings.  Out of his thousands of words and images that have been published (or the 10,000 orchid seeds contained in the seed pod), he knows full…
  • 27 Mar 2014 | 2:30 pm

    Jayne H
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Jim Brandenburg- Brandenburg Gallery is NOT advertising for an office assistant position on Craigslist.  We are not opening an office in Sacramento CA.    If you see any advertisement pertaining to either, please do not respond.  This ad is NOT associated with our company in any way.   Thank you.
  • Winter's End

    Jayne H
    20 Mar 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Winter's EndLate afternoon dusting on weathered moose skullLynx wanders through the courtyard at Jim's north woods home called Ravenwood;  photo was shot through the window.  It has been an exceptionally long cold winter with many record breaking low temperatures and snow depths here in the Northwoods.  But we live in Minnesota and we, as most northern states, claim the saying, "if you don't like the weather just wait a minute."A week ago, I made the two-hour drive down to Stoney Point on the north shore of Lake Superior.  This time of the year, during our last…
  • Medicine of the Wolf live on Kickstarter Today!

    Heidi Brandenburg
    11 Feb 2014 | 10:15 am
    Medicine of the Wolf, A Los Angeles based film about Minnesota's wolf hunt,featuring Jim Brandenburg, is live on Kickstarter starting today!View entire press release here."I am indeed proud to contribute my years of experiences, feelings and photography to Julia Huffman's inspired documentary Medicine of the Wolf. I have not spoken out publicly about this misguided and unfortunate wolf hunt here in Minnesota and our neighboring states; mainly because of disbelief that our legislature could be so irresponsible with continuing a hunt under the umbrella of science. It's not about science or wolf…
  • Peace on Earth

    Heidi Brandenburg
    24 Dec 2013 | 5:14 pm
    May the beauty of the season bring you peace.
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    Tamron Blog: Angle of View

  • Photographing Spring Rivers and Waterfalls

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

    18 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Jillian Bell We talk about the weather often here in MinneSNOWda. Here in Minneapolis, 2013-2014 proved to be the 5th coldest winter in state history. With record breaking snowfalls in all parts of the country, I'm glad to say "it's almost over". All over my city, people are active outside all year round. To help curb our cabin fever, St Paul hosts the Annual Winter Carnival to celebrate the changing of seasons. You'll find common activities like pond hockey tournaments, Loppet and cross country ski racing as well as some oddities like a fat-tire bicycle obstacle…
  • Don’t put your camera away when it’s cold outside…

    Rob Moody
    11 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Rob Moody With some proper care and handling you can bring your camera outside to shoot even in the harshest conditions. From frozen landscapes to frozen waterfalls, there are numerous winter scenes that are just waiting to be photographed with your creative eye. Winter also provides an uncluttered canvas of unique possibilities due to its inherent harshness and lack of crowds. Far less people go outside in the winter making it easier to position for that ultimate landscape image of fresh snow. Whether it’s the combination of frozen ice alongside the motion of moving water, glowing…
  • Darken your foreground objects so they’re silhouetted against the background for impact!

    Rob Moody
    25 Feb 2014 | 5:37 am
    By Rob Moody I’m able to do this using the Overexposure/Underexposure Compensation mode, represented by a +/– symbol on a button near the shutter release button on most cameras (on some entry-level DSLRs and most point-and-shoot cameras, this mode may only be found through the menu). This mode can be used to brighten or darken the entire image by rolling a command dial, you can either take away or add to the exposure until the desired look is achieved. Rolling the command dial to the minus side makes the image darker and silhouettes the already-dark objects in the foreground against the…
  • Playing With Fire

    Jeff Allen
    24 Jan 2014 | 6:28 am
    By Jeff Allen Try experimenting with flash and without, as demonstrated in these images. When using the flash, “bracket” your exposures – underexposing at a full stop (-1), 2/3rd stop (-.7), 1/3rd stop (-.3) – to see the variations in detail and lighting. By underexposing the flash you can avoid washing out details in the foreground which would cause the flames to look washed out as well. Most DSLR cameras allow independent flash exposure adjustments. Some brands allow settings to be made using controls on the camera body, while others allow the adjustments on the flash (speedlight)…
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    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog

  • Lightroom 5.4 Adds Fuji X-T1 Support and an iPad app

    Dan Bailey
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    TweetFollow @Danbaileyphoto Last night, Adobe rolled out Lightroom version 5.4, which finally includes RAW support for the new Fujifilm X-T1 camera. They also announced a brand new tablet app called Lightroom Mobile, which now brings Lightroom’s essential tools to the iPad. Available only to Creative Cloud subscribers, Lightroom Mobile lets you export a collection of photos over the cloud, allowing you to edit, rate, and organize images on your iPad and then seamlessly sync the changes back to your desktop. The app takes advantage of Lightroom 5′s Smart Preview feature, which…
  • CLARITY, Photography Beyond the Camera Volume 3

    Dan Bailey
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:19 am
    TweetFollow @Danbaileyphoto The latest issue of CLARITY: Photography Beyond The Camera has just been released and is ready for download. If you haven’t seen CLARITY yet, it’s a very well done PDF magazine that’s written from the perspective that photography isn’t just your hobby, it’s your lifestyle. Shooting photos isn’t just something you do in your spare time, it’s some that consumes your passions and plays a huge part in how you live your life. Topics covered in CLARITY revolve around creativity, deeper ideas behind image making, technical…
  • Springtime Aerial Photography in Alaska

    Dan Bailey
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:41 am
    TweetFollow @Danbaileyphoto I love flying in Alaska in springtime. The first few weeks following the Spring Equinox usually bring clear weather to the Anchorage area, warmer temperatures and great warm light that hits the still snow covered peaks of the Chugach Mountains between 8-9 PM. For these reasons, spring is my favorite time for aerial photography; there’s nothing quite like chasing alpenglow in my little Cessna 120. I live pretty close to Merrill field, so if it’s late afternoon, and the skies are clear, I can head down to the airport around 6PM, preheat the engine with…
  • My Photo in The Very First Fuji X-T1 Magazine Ad

    Dan Bailey
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:53 pm
    TweetFollow @Danbaileyphoto I’m super psyched to have my photo used in the very first Fujifilm USA magazine ad featuring the new X-T1 camera. It appears in the March 2014 issue of Photo District News. I shot this image in early December in Anchorage, Alaska. I was brought in to test an early prototype version of the X-T1, and was the first US photographer to get the camera as soon as it was announced last month. Since then, I’ve put it through a tremendous amount of use and abuse and have shot a wide variety of pro work with the camera. I feel like the X-T1 was deigned especially…
  • Review of the Fuji XF 27mm Pancake Lens

    Dan Bailey
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:07 pm
    TweetFollow @Danbaileyphoto Of all the Fuji XF lenses that I’ve used, (14mm, 27mm, 18-55mm, 56mm, 60mm and 55-200mm) my sleeper favorite is the 27mm f/2.8 pancake. Why? Simple. It’s tiny. I don’t usually get excited about this focal length. 27mm equates to 41mm when compared to full frame, which is about the same angle of view as the human eye. I don’t have any lenses in that range for my DSLR, it’s generally not wide enough to be wide, and it’s almost too wide to be considered “normal.” Essentially, it falls right in line between 35mm and…
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    burn magazine

  • rossella nisio – estranged in iceland

    burn magazine
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls Rossella Nisio Estranged in Iceland play this essay   I’ve always felt a deep kinship with the character of Cosimo Piovasco in Calvino’s novel, Il Barone Rampante; as a born escapist, my selfish ideal was to find a tree to climb never to descend again. When I moved to Iceland in the midst of its financial crisis, I was eager to make it my tree and live forever in the caressing murmurs of its chill waters. At first it…
  • A Famous Mess

    burn magazine
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    This photo is from a long time ago when my office at NatGeo became a famous mess. My work space is always a mess. Yet somehow miraculously I have managed to hang on to all my work. Not organized in a linear way but at least still around.See my latest Photo Tip #11 YouTube link on my Instagram profile and on FB. Keep your eye on the prize
  • Yawn

    burn magazine
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:02 am
    Photo by Sam Harris @samharrisphoto tried for a portrait and got a yawn…
  • Uma at the Washing Line

    burn magazine
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Photo by Sam Harris @samharrisphoto Uma at the washing line
  • ‘OK Daddy’…

    burn magazine
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Yali… Both my daughters usually don’t like me taking portraits of them, saying things like they’re “not in the mood” or their hair doesn’t look good… So I felt very lucky when Yali standing in the stripped window light said ‘OK Daddy’…
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    1000 Words Photography Magazine Blog

  • 1000 Words Workshop with JH Engström in Marseille, 13-17 July 2014

    3 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am
    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 extremely visual and diverse locale, it is the perfect…
  • 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…
  • Kuba Dąbrowski @ Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Poland

    13 Mar 2014 | 8:42 am
    Piotr Drewko drops in on Kuba Dąbrowski’s solo exhibition at Walsaw's Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Poland.Kuba Dąbrowski’s exhibition titled A Drama Feature Film of Polish Production is a vibrant attempt to create well-structured visual correspondence based on artist’s long and fruitful escapade with photography. Entering the gallery we are faced with a chaotic, yet pleasurable space filled to capacity with a vast number of snapshots and portraits from Dąbrowski’s past.Having read the curatorial statement we’re starting to grasp the principle narrative stream, which is a…
  • The Advanced Photography Intensive at Columbia University School of the Arts

    24 Feb 2014 | 3:34 am
    Our partners at Columbia University School of the Arts have announced its Advanced Photography Intensive, which aims to engages students in all elements of photographic practice and the development of a portfolio. A combination of technical tutorials, individual meetings with internationally renowned artists and art professionals (Thomas Roma, John Pilson, Elinor Carucci, Michael Spano, Susan Kismaric and Vince Aletti), as well as a series of seminars and group critiques, provide students with the tools they need to advance professionally and further develop the core elements of their…
  • FOAM Talent Call 2014

    17 Feb 2014 | 4:11 am
    FOAM have announced their annual talent call, which gives entrants the chance to have their work published in the prestigious Foam Magazine and be exhibited in Amsterdam during Unseen Photo Fair. The Foam Talent Call is a springboard into the photography industry, giving young photographers international recognition and acclaim. Previous Foam Talents include Ina Jang, Alex Prager, Jessica Eaton, Shane Lavalette, Sam Falls, Pieter Hugo, and Mayumi Hosokura, as well as 1000 Words featured artists, Taryn Simon, Daniel Gordon, Daisuke Yokota, Melinda Gibson and…
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    My Oregon Photography

  • Jacksonville, Oregon

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm
    There are  a lot cool places in Oregon and, Jacksonville, located in the south part of the State, is one of them.It is a National Landmark with tons of neat old buildings that have been restored with pride. Just being in Placerville, California (Heart of California Gold Country) a few days earlier...have to say, sorry  folks but, Jacksonville has a couple of legs up. Armed with my Pentax and Canon cameras, I roamed the streets and photographed as much as I could...even in the rain. My lens got wet and I didn't notice it until I unloaded my pics to the computer. I can't get all the…
  • Houses of Ashland, Oregon

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The other day I posted a little information about Ashland, Oregon (Link for post). In other words, if you ever come to Oregon, it is a must place to visit!Forget the car...get out and walk and, take in the neighborhoods!In this post, I walked around and photographed a smattering of homes in the area. Ashland, in general is a quaint place. Lots of neat, vintage homes.Houses of Ashland, OregonHouses of Ashland, OregonHouses of Ashland, OregonHouses of Ashland, OregonHouses of Ashland, OregonHouses of Ashland, OregonMy photography can be purchased in many different forms: prints, notecards,…
  • Ashland, Oregon

    13 Apr 2014 | 7:33 am
    Ashland, Oregon is nestled in Southern of the first places you come to as you cross the Oregon border, coming from California on the I5 Freeway...and, it's the last town you see crossing the border going into California.It is home to the "Oregon Shakespheare Festival". The festival runs from February to October, every year, and yields some eleven plays on multiple stages. Folks come from all over to attend the festival each year. It's a big deal, believe me!OK! If you are not into Shakespheare...there is the town itself. Simply, get out of your car and start walking! There are…
  • Placerville California

    12 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Placerville, California (Formerly Old Dry Diggings, Dry Diggings and Hangtown) was sort of the destination point for a trip that we took from Newport, Oregon to California. It is in California's Gold Country...not far from Sacramento.The town has a cool our case it was a "wet setting"! On our visit, they were getting some much needed rain, something that we, being Oregonians, are not use to.The town  basically goes back to the "1848 Gold Rush". Now days, Placerville is a California Historical Site, as well as it should be. It is a quaint place with many period buildings.The…
  • Old Town Sacramento

    11 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
    This is the second post featuring "Old Town Sacramento". A must place to visit if you are going to California and, a must place to visit if you are from California. My photos are random captures of establishments, a order whatsoever.  For example, an entry to a inside mall, the Tower Bridge that spans the Sacramento River, some interesting signage, some photos inside the "Sacramento History Museum".Make sure you read about "Dunlap's Dining Room"...fifth photo down. Sounded like a neat place to go eat in past years. They served the three same entrees from 1930 to 1968 and,…
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    ezprints Blog

  • Helping children one print at a time

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:29 am
    Helping children one print at a time is a post from: ezprints Blog National Geometric is a social enterprise that brings a personal touch to charitable giving. Through the sales of single-edition, 10×15 prints of a person with a specific need, National Geometric helps provide food, water, medical care, tuition for school, and other basic necessities. The cost of each photograph reflects the amount needed to help the person in the photograph. Learn more click below to read the full original post by the authorNews: Digital Photography Review…
  • Blade Runner: The Cinematography of Jordan Cronenweth

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Blade Runner: The Cinematography of Jordan Cronenweth is a post from: ezprints Blog Last Friday, I did my second entry in a weekly feature I started on the work of cinematographers. That entry covered Jeff Cronenweth, who is known for his work with David Fincher in films like The Social Network, Fight Club, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I wanted to write a follow-up to that [...] The post Blade Runner: The Cinematography of Jordan Cronenweth appeared first on DIY Photography. click below to read the full original post by the -Hacking Photography, One Picture At…
  • Should Entrepreneurs Promote Posts on Facebook?

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Should Entrepreneurs Promote Posts on Facebook? is a post from: ezprints Blog Dear Jasmine, I was wondering what your thoughts are on Facebook use for business. Specifically the trend in which you need to pay to have posts promoted. I’m sure you’ve thought of ways around having to pay for every post to be promoted in order for more of your fans to actually see it appear in their news feed? Cheers, Frenzied Facebook User Dear Frenzied, I love this question because I recently had a conversation with fellow photographers about this very thing. While we may see differently on the…
  • Prototype battery fully charges in under 30 seconds

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Prototype battery fully charges in under 30 seconds is a post from: ezprints Blog While smartphone processing power, screen resolutions and camera performance have all improved significantly over the last few years, one area of development is seemingly standing still. Under heavy use most smartphone batteries still won’t make it through the day, and once plugged in, devices take a long time to charge. Faster charging batteries are certainly welcome news to smartphone and tablet users but could also reduce the need for carrying spare batteries on longer photographic…
  • Baltimore Agrees to Pay $250K for Police Seizing and Deleting a Citizen’s Cell Phone Videos

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Baltimore Agrees to Pay $250K for Police Seizing and Deleting a Citizen’s Cell Phone Videos is a post from: ezprints Blog This isn’t the kind of crime you’ll find in The Wire, but it’s pretty big for the photography community. The City of Baltimore has just agreed to pay a fine of $ 250,000 in a settlement over the “unlawful seizure and destruction” of videos from a citizen’s cell phone. The videos contained footage of Baltimore Police [...] The post Baltimore Agrees to Pay $ 250K for Police Seizing and Deleting a Citizen’s Cell Phone Videos…
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    Quotidian Photography by Jessica

  • Kittens for Caturday

    Jessica Mironov
    12 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Happy Caturday!! Enjoy these kittens.Find more adoptable cats, kittens, dogs, and other small animals at Animal Care and Control San Francisco.*Want to see more cats and kittens, or schedule a pet portrait session? Visit my website at*
  • The Bridge

    Jessica Mironov
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:17 pm
    A couple shots from a trip out on the water this weekend.
  • Happy Caturday!

    Jessica Mironov
    5 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    A few cats for you this fine Saturday morning. I always think a cat, a cup of coffee, a piece of toast and a fried egg are really all you need for a perfect weekend morning. If you've got the breakfast covered, I'm happy to supply the cats!I just loved this orange guy. He was a total sweetie pie, and had such gorgeous markings!And this lady was great, with her tipped ear and huge green eyes.Everyone has time for a head scratch.Love that little tongue tip!Oh, and this girl. Honey Girl. I wanted to take her home, so bad. She rolled around on the white paper ecstatically when we brought out the…
  • Film Friday - A Few From Louisiana

    Jessica Mironov
    4 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    From our trip there last October.*Interested in a film or digital portrait session? Please contact me for details!**Want to see more film? Check out all the Film Friday posts!*
  • New! Zenit Petzval Lens

    Jessica Mironov
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:55 pm
    So, I have never been the type to haunt Kickstarter and fund random campaigns (even though I think the site's awesome and it's so great that people do), but when I read about a new/old lens type that was being re-made it caught my imagination and I signed up. I'd go into more detail, but I think it will probably be much clearer if you just go read more about it here. Anyway, five or so months of waiting and my new lens arrived in the mail! Sorry I didn't do an unboxing video, but if those are your thing here's a link to the shortest one (there is one that's 13 minutes long! I hope it was a…
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    Faded + Blurred

  • National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014

    Jeffery Saddoris
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:28 pm
    I would definitely  not want to be a judge in this year’s National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – not with all of the fantastic work being submitted. We – at least I – tend to get caught up in the day to day minutiae of living and can easily forget what the incredible beauty and diversity of our little place among the Cosmos looks like. From breathtaking vistas of exotic lands to intimate portraits of the people that inhabit them, photography connects us like no other medium – it inspires awe and wonder, while at the same time allowing us to treasure both…
  • On Taking Pictures #103: A Lifetime of Rehearsal

    Jeffery Saddoris
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:43 pm
    This week, we discuss obsession as both a motivator and a meditation and whether or not photography might be just one big performance. Also, do you worry about what you’re not shooting as much as what you are? Plus, living for your resume vs. your eulogy. Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus is our Photographer of the Week.   Show Home on   Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast RSS Feed Show Notes Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould on Netflix Meet The Photographer Who Will Save Us From Art World Snobbery David Foster Wallace on…
  • Dreaming in Ghana: Ulrik Tofte

    Jeffery Saddoris
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Danish photographer Ulrik Tofte has a terrific portfolio, filled with great advertising, editorial and portrait work. He has spent more than 10 years working for clients like Getty and Cultura Creative and his work has been seen in a variety of publications, including magazines and as book covers. However, like many photographers, his personal work is where he really lives and, I would argue, where he really shines. Last year, Tofte embarked on a new personal project that took him to Ghana, where he tried to “look beyond the person, searching for a universal feeling that the audience…
  • Five For Friday #104

    Nicole Rae
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:49 pm
    “Every one who has taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it that makes a difference.” - Nolan Bushnell Recently, self-portraits (selfies) have become the most popular genre of photography on Instagram. People use them for validation, for connecting with the world around them, and more importantly, for expressing themselves and exploring who they are. This is what Korean photographer Youngho Kang has done in his series 99 Variations.  “I looked into the mirror, photographed myself, and created new…
  • The Human Side Of War: Anja Niedringhaus

    Jeffery Saddoris
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    I have talked about my respect for photojournalists both here and on several episodes of On Taking Pictures. It’s an area of photography that I find both fascinating and terrifying. There was a brief period in my life, somewhere around my senior year in high school, when I thought I wanted to be a photojournalist, but eventually I realized that I just don’t have it – whatever the it is needed to do the job. It’s not the idea of being in harm’s way – well, not entirely – but rather what you have to witness in order to do your job well. A month or so…
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  • Using Your Photography to Make a Difference | Stacy White

    Stacy White
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Giving back is an important part of life, and being photographers we have a special way in which we can do this. You do not have to be a professional photographer to make a difference! With so many options and places that would […]
  • An Introduction to Neutral Density (ND) Filters

    Stacy White
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:31 pm
    There are so many things that we try in photography that make us all think, “what gives?” I’m not sure what subject you were trying to photograph, Jenny, but hopefully this will help! What are ND Filters? A neutral density – also known […]
  • (S2P) Day Five | ISO

    Misti Tracy
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Activity: Find a location with moderate light, not too bright and not too dark. Set the ISO to 100, adjust the settings to create a proper exposure and snap a photo. Then, progressively set the ISO higher until you’ve reached the maximum ISO […]
  • (S2P) Day Four | Shutter Speeds

    Misti Tracy
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Activity: Just like we did yesterday, I want you to select a subject to photograph many different ways (preferably one with motion). This time, adjust the dial on your camera to Shutter Priority mode. Then work your way through each of the shutter […]
  • (S2P) Day Three | Apertures

    Misti Tracy
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Activity:  We’re going to focus on aperture and aperture alone today. Adjust the dial on your camera to Aperture Priority mode and then select one subject to shoot in many different ways. Start out with the widest aperture (smallest number) your lens will […]
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    Outdoor Photo Gear

  • Review: MindShift rotation180 Panorama

    David Rosenthal
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    A Game Changer There are times when you encounter a product that changes your assumptions about how things work in this world. They can be simple, like intermittent windshield wipers. I’m old enough to remember the first time I saw them in action. Such a simple solution to something that anyone who drives in the rain has to face. At the risk of hyperbole, the MindShift rotation180° Panorama is that kind of product. I look at this pack and I remember shooting at Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley, and trying to change a lens. You learn quickly the first time you set your pack down on those…
  • Gura Gear Chobe 19-24L Field Review

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    12 Mar 2014 | 10:15 pm
    DISCLOSUREFor the record I am a member of the Gura Gear Pro Team, and do receive bags for testing and review. However, I purchased all of my GG bags before my association began, and would happily do so for a future model.This post is not sponsored by GG. I like to keep things up front and honest, and I always suggest use what works best for you, that’s what matters most. Intro One of the things I rely on daily, whether heading to my local coffee shop to write, or flying to a workshop or event, is a good travel bag. In it I carry those extra but important things that help me stay sane or…
  • Westcott Apollo Orb vs. Photek Softlighter II

    John Adkins
    3 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    Just got the new Westcott 43″ Apollo Orb octabox for speedlights and I have to say it is one sweet light mod.  Since there are already several good reviews of the Orb out there, instead of doing a review of just of the Orb, I decided to do a comparison of the Orb with its closest competitor, the Photek Softlighter II.  Both are really nice lighting modifiers and while they have many similarities, there are a few noticeable differences as well.  Let’s check ‘em out… First off, in looking at the two side by side (please note, the pics are NOT to scale), you’ll…
  • Processing Images With Vision

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    12 Feb 2014 | 12:00 am
    Ice Patterns, Hudson River / Olympus OM-D E-M1 , f/4 @1/60 sec, ISO 200, 40mm (effective) “Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.” - Peter Adams Processing Images With Vision A great print relies on proper processing and interpretation to achieve good tonal separation, rich gradations, sharpness, and what I like to call emotional impact. Every photograph you capture needs your interpretation, otherwise they just become a record of what you saw, not what you felt. For instance let’s imagine you’re enjoying a serene moment at Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountain…
  • Indoor Flower Shoot Video

    Mike Moats
    11 Feb 2014 | 12:00 am
     Here is the image I shot in the video. There was no difference in the images with or without the diffuser. Here is a vertical of this tulip. I like this version better. Here I added the “Solarization” filter in Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 4, and got a nice dramatic feel. Check out my first video Here   You can visit Mike’s blog and learn about his workshops here: Tiny Landscapes Mike’s eBooks are available in the OPG store here: Mike Moats Outdoor Photo Gear - Make the most of your outdoor photography adventures with instructional guides and equipment reviews by…
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    Photography Life

  • The Question of 18-300mm Lenses, Part Deux

    John Sherman
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    This article is written in response to “The Question of 18-300mm Lenses” article written by Romanas Naryškin. I used to like my 18-300mm zoom – I called it my Guilty Pleasure Lens (GPL). It was hands-down the most fun lens I ever shot with. When I wanted to just go out on an adventure outside and had no idea what I’d run into, instead of grabbing my FX body, my 16-35mm zoom, 50mm prime, 105mm macro, 80-400mm zoom and of course a manservant to carry all that gear, I’d grab GPL and my D7000 and blast on down the trail. Sure GPL wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, but…
  • Leica M7 Review

    Laura Murray
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:07 pm
    This is a review of the Leica M7 TTL .72 rangefinder film camera that I used with the Leica 35mm f/2.0 Summicron M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens. I had the two for about a month and had a chance to shoot with the Leica gear in different conditions and shoots. Prior to the M7, I never had a chance to shoot with any Leica gear, but heard so much about them from other photographers and industry peers. So I decided to give Leica a try and see how it would fit my film photography needs. Below is a summary of my findings with the camera.1) Initial ImpressionsI was so excited when the Leica M7…
  • Pentax 645Z Announcement

    Nasim Mansurov
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Earlier this week, Ricoh Imaging introduced the Pentax 645Z, a high resolution 51.4 MP medium format DSLR camera. While Nikon has been relatively quiet on the resolution front with its now 2+ years old 36 MP D800/D800E models and Canon has not stepped up above 24 MP, Pentax is stepping in with a larger sensor that provides super high resolution 51.4 MP images. With its 43.8 x 32.8mm size sensor, the 645Z has a smaller version of the medium format (MF) sensor that is similar in size to the Leica S-System, although with a different aspect ratio of 4:3 vs 3:2. Compared to full-frame sensors, the…
  • Thoughts on the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art

    Nasim Mansurov
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Sigma announced the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens back in January of this year, but we were left with a couple of big unknowns such as the price. I guess it has become the latest trend to announce early development efforts by a number of manufacturers now – Nikon did the same with their Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 lens and the D4s DSLR camera. A couple of days ago, Sigma finally announced the pricing and availability of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM “Art” and I must say, after hearing rumors about Sigma challenging the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 in optical quality, I was very surprised to…
  • Mosaiculture – Capturing Images at Large Public Venues

    Thomas Stirr
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:24 pm
    With the prime holiday season just around the corner for many Photography Life readers, many of you will be facing challenges photographing at large, public venues. I thought it may be interesting to share some images I took at the Mosaiculture exhibit in Montreal last year, and some of the approaches I used at the event.Many municipal gardens often feature examples of mosaiculture…sculptures made with flowers and plants…and they can be great opportunities to capture some unique images. I visited the international mosaiculture exhibit during a trip to Montreal in the fall of 2013. It…
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    Dev Wijewardane Photography

  • Dark Bar-sided Skink - Sydney, Australia

    Dev Wijewardane
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Dark bar-sided Skink - Sydney, AustraliaFirstly, sorry for the prolonged absence. A new family member has meant that photography has taken a back seat to other more important activities. However, I was able to duck out for about an hour or so this morning and here are the results. I opted to head out with the macro lens and see what  I came across.More info after the jump.Dark bar-sided Skink - Sydney, AustraliaI came across a tree where large sections of bark had separated from the trunk and created a number of "hiding places" for insects. Closer inspection revealed the skink which…
  • R - Beef Rendang

    Dev Wijewardane
    20 Jul 2013 | 6:42 pm
    Beef Rendang with Cucumber SaladAfter a longer hiatus than we care to think about, we are finally back with ‘R’. One reason and the other have kept us from keeping to the weekly aspect of the Project, but we had never abandoned it in our thoughts. We’ve still got a list of recipes we are keen to try out, and despite all the interruptions in recent weeks, we will keep going. We’re determined/stubborn/pig-headed like that.We’ve been eyeing this recipe from Rick Stein’s lovely book of recipes from South East Asia for a while now and the timing of ‘R’ is somewhat serendipitous as…
  • Q - Quince stuffed with Lamb, Pomegranate and Coriander

    Dev Wijewardane
    12 Jun 2013 | 4:24 am
    Quince Stuffed with Lamb Pomegranate and Coriander “This is a stunning dish that we always go back to. We regularly teach a simplified version in our Saturday morning classes at Leiths cookery school in London. There, we don’t stuff the quince but just dice it and cook it in the sauce with the meat filling shaped into meatballs. We recommend doing that if you don’t have the time or the inclination to stuff the quince (it is a pretty hardy fruit!).”– Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi,‘ Jerusalem’More photographs inside.Fresh QuinceFrom the very start of the project, we decided to…
  • P - Pork Rib Racks Braised in Pedro Ximinez

    Dev Wijewardane
    2 Jun 2013 | 5:46 am
    Pork Ribs in Pedro Ximinez“Meaty, sticky, smoky and sweet – these braised pork ribs are fun finger food for carnivores. There is something primal about holding a bone in your hand and pulling the meat off with your teeth. Some people can do this with such style and panache that it becomes sensual.”– Frank Camorra & Richard Cornish, ‘MoVida – Spanish Culinary Adventures’More Photographs inside.There was nothing sensual about the say we tucked into these pork ribs! They were just too good to be worrying about style and panache. Being Sri Lankan, and comfortable with eating…
  • O - Octopus and Orange Salad

    Dev Wijewardane
    12 May 2013 | 5:55 am
    Octopus and Orange Salad“There are few animals as visually stunning as a baby octopus when cooked. Purple-tinged arms curl and twist into an eye-catching swirl that looks more like a sculpture in an art museum than a meal on a plate.”– Mark Sisson, ‘Mark’s Daily Apple’More photographs inside.We thought we’d try an ingredient we’d never worked with before for ‘O’ and enthusiastically picked octopus as the key ingredient without any idea of a recipe. Dev trotted off to the fish markets early on Sunday morning, while I flipped frantically through my cookbooks without much…
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    Jasmine Star Photography Blog

  • Should Entrepreneurs Promote Posts on Facebook?

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Dear Jasmine, I was wondering what your thoughts are on Facebook use for business. Specifically the trend in which you need to pay to have posts promoted. I'm sure you've thought of ways around having to pay for every post to be promoted in order for more of your fans to actually see it appear in their news feed? Cheers, Frenzied Facebook User Dear Frenzied, I love this question because I recently had a conversation with fellow photographers about this very thing. While we may see differently on the matter, I'd love to share my opinion, based on things I've read and personal experience.
  • Casa Del Mar Wedding : Maya+Uriel

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:38 pm
    The room filled with joyous conversations sprinkled with Hebrew, English, and tons of laughter. Maya surrounded herself with friends and layers of family, most who had flown from Israel for her wedding to Uriel. A few floors down at Casa Del Mar Hotel, Uriel and his groomsmen fluttered from the pool to the beach before getting dressed against the Santa Monica skyline. They both nervously exited the hotel to see each other for the first time as husband and wife, but that was just the start of a perfect day. The wedding was steeped in traditional and a rich cultural history, all leading the…
  • The Notion of Busyness

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:03 pm
    As a creative, a nice status symbol is busyness. The busier you are, the more successful you appear. While it may hold some truth, it's important to take a step back and realize rest, relaxation, and play are equal indicators of success. I mean, when I hear of a friend taking three weeks off to travel, I applaud him for running such a healthy business he can afford to do such a thing (okay, and I'm also jealous...obvs). I ran across this quote from Brene Brown yesterday...It's taken me almost nine years to understand the value of taking time to just be, as well as investing in friendship,…
  • Make the Darn Decisions Already

    13 Apr 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Dear Jasmine, I decided to take the plunge and turn my love of photography into a career. Initially my planning focused on the creative and marketing elements, but the more I learned about starting a business as a photographer, the more I realized I didn't know. I'm a bit overwhelmed by things like; developing a pricing structure, obtaining business licenses, resale certificates, the type of insurance needed, developing/obtaining contracts, deciding on a type of business formation (sole proprietor, LLC or corp?), what kind of business systems do I need (invoicing and book keeping software)?
  • Get Out + Meet People

    10 Apr 2014 | 10:11 pm
    One of the best pieces of business advice I received when I started my business was: Get out and meet people. This might not sound like a tall order, but for someone who's an introverted or shy photographer, it's akin to getting a root canal. Getting pumped up for a networking party or industry mixer takes hours of choo choo thinking (I think I can, I think I can) and simulated meat punching in a freezer (a la Rocky Balboa) for me. But I do it as much as possible. I want to take this idea further, though. Sure, it's a good thing to meet people in the industry, but simply meeting new people,…
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  • View 323: Spring Sports in Central New York

    Scott Thomas Photography
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    The calendar has turned to Spring but the weather here in central New York is still fluctuating between it and Winter.  I photographed my first outdoor field lacrosse game of the season over the weekend.  The weather started out windy and cold with an overcast sky.  As the game entered the fourth quarter, snow started to lightly fall. Cazenovia Lakers Henry Mann (2) wins the face-off to start the fourth quarter against Baldwinsville Bees Luke McCaffrey (20) on Saturday, April 5, 2015 at Cazenovia, New York. Nikon D700/80-400VR, 1/2000s, f/5.3, ISO 800, EV +0.7, 310mm focal length,…
  • View 322: Spring Waterfall

    Scott Thomas Photography
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:30 am
    Taughannock Falls State Park near Ithaca, New York taken on March 23, 2014.Nikon D700/24-120VR, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 32mm focal length, HDR image. Spring arrived last week as the Vernal Equinox occurred. Problem is Nature is far from done with winter weather in upstate New York.  I drove in and out of snow flurries on my trip down to Taughannock Falls State Park near Ithaca, New York.  The falls were flowing well and even the ice around the plunge pool was starting to break up.  The cold air temperature required me to wear a heavy winter coat and winter photography gloves. The trek up to…
  • View 321: Hockey Drama

    Scott Thomas Photography
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    A few years ago, North American professional hockey leagues added a short overtime period if a regular season game was tied after regulation.  During this five minute overtime period, the teams would only have four skaters instead of the normal five.  This would result in more ice for each team to score.  First team to score during the overtime period would get two points in the standings, the other team only one. Last Friday night, the Syracuse Crunch hosted Superhero Night.  Fans came dressed as their favorite superhero and Captain America dropped the ceremonial puck. Jon DiSalvatore…
  • View 320: Hockey Action

    Scott Thomas Photography
    3 Mar 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League are heading into the last part of their season.  From now until mid-April, the Crunch will play two home games every weekend.  Here are a few photos from last weekend’s games. Syracuse Crunch Richard Panik (14) with the puck against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in American Hockey League (AHL) action at the War Memorial Arena on Friday, February 28, 2014. Syracuse won 4-0.Nikon D7100/70-200VR, 1/1250s, f/3.5, ISO 3200, EV +1.0, 102mm (153mm DX) focal length. The team can always use isolation photos of the players.  The best are…
  • View 319: X-15 Spaceplane

    Scott Thomas Photography
    26 Feb 2014 | 3:30 am
    X-15 #1 on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/3.5, ISO 1600, EV 0, 28mm focal length. The X-15 was a rocket-powered aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the early 1960′s. The X-15 set speed and altitude records reaching the edge of outer space and returning with valuable data used in aircraft and spacecraft design. Another version of the X-15 still holds the official world record for the highest speed ever reached by a manned aircraft. Its…
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    The Photography Blog

  • New tele-conversion lens for the FUJIFILM X100/X100S

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Fujifilm announce the launch of the TCL-X100, a tele-conversion lens designed specifically for the FUJIFILM X100 and X100S cameras. The lens attaches directly onto the camera and increases picture taking versatility by multiplying the fixed focal length by approx. 1.4×, converting it from 23mm (35mm in 35mm equivalent) to a 33mm fixed focal length (50mm in 35mm equivalent). Superb optical quality and maximum versatility This is Fujifilm’s second conversion lens for the X100 and X100S cameras and follows on from the WCL-X100 wide-conversion lens. Both conversion lenses offer…
  • Pentax 645z medium format camera

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:41 pm
    PENTAX 645Z A medium-format digital SLR camera featuring a new CMOS image sensor, approximately 51.4 effective megapixels and live-view shooting, for the highest level of creativity and visual expression RICOH  announce the launch of the PENTAX 645Z medium-format digital SLR cameras. This new model features a newly designed, large CMOS image sensor with approximately 51.4 effective megapixels to deliver super-high-resolution images, while assuring the outstanding operability and exceptional reliability that can satisfy the exacting demands of professional photographers. The PENTAX 645Z…
  • Free ipad and iphone parallax wallpapers

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:28 am
    We are glad to offer you parallax wallpapers for Iphone and Ipad. You can download wallpapers for Iphone 4S, Iphone 5, Iphone 5S, Iphone 5C, Ipad 2, Ipad 3, Ipad 4, Ipad air, Ipad mini, Ipad 2 mini ! To unlock the download you just have to promote the post in a social media. All the photography are taken by Jean-Michel Leclercq SAND Download your parallax wallpaper – Choose your device Download for free MINIMALIST WAVES Download your parallax wallpaper – Choose your device Download for free ROCKS Download your parallax wallpaper – Choose your device Download for free Author…
  • From Camera Obscura to Mobile Photography – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:51 am
    Modern mobile photography offers endless possibilities when it comes to capturing a smile, catching a moment on paper or keeping a trace of this incredible landscape in front of us. Source: Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • Tilt Shift Tutorial: Simple Steps to Photoshop Images Flawlessly

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    The term “tilt shift” refers to the optical way of creating an effect. The secret of this effect is to make the real places, life-sized locations, or any other subject look like miniature models. Although the effect can be easily achieved through digital photo editing and apps like Instagram, but Photoshopping is the best tool to pull off best results. To add this creative and unique type of effect in your photography, explore the tutorial detailed below and create a tilt-shift finish in just 30 minutes. Tilt Shift Tutorial Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer…
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  • The Secret Place for NYC Engagement Photos

    G.E. Masana
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    Imagine: Having your engagement photos in a romantic waterfall setting. Or overlooking a French Gothic mansion. Or in an enchanted forest. What if you could have engagement photos in an exotic setting like that – without ever leaving NYC? Yes, these places do exist. I’ve come upon them in my travels, and I have this idea for you. Come with me now as I build a new portfolio series called, “The Secret Place.” Right now, volunteer to model for me and there’s no charge for the engagement photography session. In fact, when you volunteer I’ll also give you a $100…
  • How long does it take to get my wedding photos?

    G.E. Masana
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    The wedding ended at 1 AM. Early the next morning, the exhausted wedding photographer, still half asleep, got a text from the bride: “Can we get the photos today?” Naturally, we all want to see our wedding photos a.s.a.p. Some wedding photographers do manage to eek out one or two the day after the wedding, quickly posting it up as a teaser on Facebook or on their blog. There are those photographers who do all their post production work (all the work they do on the images) in batches, applying universal treatments to groups of digital files at once, to get a fast turnaround of only…
  • What we crave from our wedding photos

    G.E. Masana
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    We spend increasingly more time in front of a computer. In front of a mobile phone or pad. Texting, tweeting and posting, without a word being spoken aloud to anyone. But we’re not really in front of those devices. We’re hidden behind them. We lose something in that process. It struck me while listening to Simon Sinek give a TED talk. He made a case for how there’s a part of us, a part of our humanity, that we’re losing. But it’s a part we need. In fact, we crave it. We crave human connection. We crave human connection in our wedding photosClick To Tweet – Powered…
  • The 3 Simple Steps For Choosing Your Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:12 am
    You’re doing your wedding planning. You’re choosing a wedding photographer. And to prepare yourself friends gave you questions to ask, on top of which you’ve made a list from wedding blogs. You’re looking at wedding photography websites and reading wedding photographer reviews. You’re ready to take copious notes as you meet photographers, do your due diligence, compare, but all the while you’re thinking: Oh my goodness – isn’t there an easier way? Is it this easy? Yes! Here’s 3 Simple Steps for choosing your wedding photographer.Click To…
  • Your Engagement Photo Ideas Suck

    G.E. Masana
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:53 am
    In his suicide note he wrote these three words: “I am bored.” He was a film star. Appeared in Hitchcock movies. Had won an Academy Award. Lived a golden life. But then things turned painfully ordinary. And that’s the state of affairs right now with engagement and wedding photography. The ordinary is boring us to death. I dare you, right now, to think up one awesome, great engagement photo idea. You think you can as you recall the great mass of engagement picture ideas you see out there crowding Pinterest boards and Facebook profiles. But are they great engagement photos ideas? Hmmm.
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    Mike Walker Photography

  • Activity in St. Augustine

    Mike Walker
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:29 pm
    A weekend photography workshop in St. Augustine, FL provided a ton of activity with busy nest building in the rookery at Alligator Farm Zoological Park. A fantastic opportunity to photograph different types of egrets such as the Little Blue Heron above. The St. Augustine area also offers some wonderful seascapes like the beach at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park with its marvelous green covered rocks. A drive down the coast south of St. Augustine is Flagler Beach featuring a pier that provides a great graphic counterpoint to the early morning sea and sandy beach. More images from this trip…
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    Italy Wedding Photographer | Rochelle Cheever

  • Primavera – Botticelli Inspired | Gloria’s Spring Portraits

    6 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    Gloria’s spring portraits photographed around Rome. Inspired by the renaissance master Botticelli and his painting “Primavera.” A floral photography shoot with cherry blossoms & spring flowers.                                          
  • A Tuscany “I Do” in San Galgano

    4 Mar 2014 | 6:51 am
    Annabelle & John, both from Washington D.C. flew to Tuscany for their romantic wedding. It was an intimate wedding with family and a few close friends.Their wedding ceremony was held at the enchanting 12th Century San Galgano Abbey in the Siena region. They stayed at Villa Stomennano where they also had their reception. Annabelle is an architect, so her architectural eye chose strategic locations for her wedding… Make sure to enjoy the grand finale making of the “Millefoglie-Wedding-Cake” on site by a Tuscan Chef. Delicious:) Beautifully styled & planned by the…
  • A Tuscan Wedding Featured on Magnolia Rouge

    26 Feb 2014 | 11:08 am
    A lovely & fun wedding photographed in Tuscany featured on Magnolia Rouge. Click here to see full wedding post
  • A 1st-year Anniversary in Positano

    3 Feb 2014 | 3:56 am
    What better way then to celebrate a one-year-wedding anniversary than in Positano? That is what this gorgeous couple did. One year ago Bart & Bridjet had a magnificent wedding in Capri at the Capri Palace. So they decided to come back & celebrate their one year anniversary in the Amalfi Coast. They stayed at the San Pietro in Positano. Doesn’t get more romantic then this:) Auguri Bridjet & Bart !!
  • Honeymoon in Rome…for an Australian Couple

    29 Jan 2014 | 11:06 am
    This gorgeous Australian couple celebrated their honeymoon in the Eternal City of love…Roma. Auguri Simon & Rita!                                        
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*

  • How I Shot Black on Black Food

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    Black subjects on Black backgrounds is a tricky photograph to make.  Do you see how many elements in the photograph above are black/dark? Do you see the top right corner? In this post, Greg Dupree shares with us how he photographed black subject on black background. Read how he controls light and decisions he made for this photograph. About the Photographer Like most photographers…no matter what discipline they are in.. I think they still like to consider themselves artists.  It sort of came along with a natural progression. As a kid, I had a love for Comic books…I think my mom…
  • How I Shot White on White Food Photo

    4 Mar 2014 | 4:58 am
    White on white photographs have a unique challenge. Every piece in the photo is white or close to it and yet the subject should be differentiated from props and the background. Do you see the cheese? And the flower? And the spoon? In this post, Valeria Necchio shares how created this white on white photo. Learn about her food photography process, how she came up with this idea and all the decisions she made to get to this image. About  the Photographer I opened my blog in 2009, but didn’t actually start to publish any content until the spring of 2010. At the time, I had recently graduated…
  • How I Shot Ice Cream in a Can

    31 Oct 2013 | 4:46 am
    Photo by Ellen Frémont Ice cream is a very exciting subject. As exciting it is, it is also challenging. In this post, Ellen Fremont talks about how she went about making decisions for taking this photo. This post is focused on the initial decisions and shares how she choose mood for the photo and lighting decisions. Let me introduce you to Ellen her food photography process and how she took this photo. About  the Photographer Hello, i m Ellen Frémont (from Saveurs Vegetales). I’m fascinated by vegetarian cooking, by nature (In all its forms), naturopathy (traditional holistic…
  • 7 Dramatic Examples of Movement in Food Photos

    30 Oct 2013 | 5:21 am
    Copyright Michelle Minnaar {} Movement in food photography creates amazing drama. These photod are harder to capture and food and action tell a great story. Take a look at these examples of movement in food photos. Copyright Reluctant Gourmet {} Copyright Peter Georgakapolous {} Copyright {} Copyright Deborah Jones Copyright Emma Galloway {} Copyright Katie Newburn {} 6 Quick Steps on How to Improve Photography…
  • Food Photography Masterclass with David Loftus

    28 Oct 2013 | 4:40 am
    In this special post, we share lessons from one of the most famous food photographers in the world – David Loftus. David is a food photographer who works closely with Jamie Oliver. This post will be specially helpful to someone who is new at food photography. In very simple language, David will teach you some aspects of photography like none other. These short videos are a good starter for anyone wanting to get into food photography and doesn’t know how to start. Let’s begin this masterclass. What Makes a Great Food Photograph? Do you know the answer to that question? A…
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    Rick Ricozzi Photography Blog

  • NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer-Commercial Interiors

    Rick Ricozzi
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:36 am
    I was recently contracted by MTS Services, a large audio visual installation company, to photograph a few of their installations in New Hanover and Brunswick County. Two were local government installations and the other was in the new Union Station building at CFCC. The CFCC location turned out to be interesting. We were scheduled to shoot on the same floor where the ABC drama “Secrets and Lies”, starring Juliette Lewis and Ryan Phillippe, was taking place. They had essentially taken over the whole floor, so when we showed up the coordinators were a little taken aback, but in the…
  • NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer-Carolina Beach Eco Home

    Rick Ricozzi
    4 Mar 2014 | 8:39 am
    I’m fortunate in my work as a NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural photographer, to spend time in some really cool homes. They come in all shapes and styles, mostly traditional, some contemporary, but occasionally I get to see something really different and unique. Such was the case when I photographed this home for the March issue of Salt Magazine. The home is in Carolina Beach and is owned by Todd and Tina Piper. Todd is the owner of Tidal Wave Construction, an avid surfer and the builder of the home. The Pipers share the home with their two boys, Noah and Fisher.The home was…
  • NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer-Interior Design

    Rick Ricozzi
    29 Jan 2014 | 7:05 am
    I recently did some work for talented interior designer, Leslie Stachowicz, ASID,LEED AP.  She  helped the homeowners with their home in Kure Beach and her ideas and attention to even the smallest details is evident.  Leslie has been formerly associated with Big Sky Design, where she was Vice President and Interior Designer. She has since opened her own company, Peridot interiors LLC, and continues on with projects in the Wilmington, NC area and throughout the State. If you have a design project in mind, you may reach Leslie by email at Below are a few photos…
  • NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer-A Family Home

    Rick Ricozzi
    21 Jan 2014 | 5:38 am
    The home I photographed for this months issue of SALT magazine is a 1939 brick Colonial Revival, located on Fifteenth Street near Oakdale Cemetery. It has transformed throughout its existence, as each family has put their own personal stamp on the home to fit their needs. The present owners are a young couple with two young children, ages 6 and 10. As you enter the house you immediately feel that this is a family home. It has that family energy in every room. One feels comfortable here, as I did when I was photographing its rooms. Pick up a copy of SALT and read about the homes history and…
  • NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer-Old Sprunt House

    Rick Ricozzi
    30 Dec 2013 | 6:32 am
    I just can’t seem to get enough of this grand home. The old Sprunt House, until purchased by its present owners, was owned by actress/singer Linda Lavin and her husband, Steve Bakunas. You know, Alice from Mels Diner of the sitcom, Alice. It has a storied Wilmington history and the first time I photographed it was for the December issue of Salt Magazine. You can read the wonderful story by talented Ashley Wahl and view the layout by simply clicking here. I was then contacted by the owners to come back and photograph the home with all its holiday decorations in place. Needless to say, I…
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  • 2014 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Long List Includes 23 Artists

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:23 pm
    This is an update to the previous blog, Vote on the Finalists for the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize: Beginning on August 13, 2014. A group of 13 curators, artists and scholars, themselves international experts in photography, have each nominated two artists for the Prize — one from their home countries or regions of expertise and one internationally. The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize long list includes the following 23 artists in photography: • Takashi Arai (Japan); • Raymond Boisjoly (Haida Nation, Canada); • Rodrigo Braga (Brazil); • Elina Brotherus (Finland) ; • Talia Chetrit…
  • FUJIFILM Canada: TCL-X100 is a New Tele-Conversion Lens for FUJIFILM X100 and X100S Cameras

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Fujifilm TCL-X100 Tele-Conversion Lenses in silver and black FUJIFILM Canada today announced the new TCL-X100, a tele-conversion lens designed specifically for the award-winning FUJIFILM X100 and FUJIFILM X100S cameras. The lens attaches directly onto the camera, and increases picture taking versatility by multiplying the fixed focal length by approx. 1.4x, converting it from 23mm (35mm in 35mm equivalent) to a 33mm fixed focal length (50mm in 35mm equivalent). The TCL-X100 will be available in May 2014 in silver and black for $349.99. PRESS RELEASE Fujifilm Launches New Tele-Conversion Lens…
  • Toronto Star Photo Contest: Send in your picture for the Toronto Star Amateur Photographer of the Year $4K Prize

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:50 am
    Canadian amateur photographers of all experience levels (entrants must be the age of majority in their province of residence) can now vie for the Toronto Star Amateur Photographer of the Year prize which consists of $4,000 cash and equipment. Categories include Feature, Travel, Portrait, Black and White, Lifestyle, Sports, Nature, Open, and Colour. Creativity is the buzz word for this contest. The deadline for entries is June 8, 2014. Shortlisted photographers will be announced June 13, while winners will be featured online at June 27 and in the June 28 print edition of the Star.
  • Ricoh’s PENTAX 645Z: medium-format DSLR camera with 51.4 megapixels

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:03 pm
    PENTAX 645Z A medium-format digital SLR camera featuring a new CMOS image sensor, approximately 51.4 effective megapixels and live-view shooting, for the highest level of creativity and visual expression RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX 645Z medium-format digital SLR cameras. This new model features a newly designed, large CMOS image sensor with approximately 51.4 effective megapixels to deliver super-high-resolution images, while assuring the outstanding operability and exceptional reliability that can satisfy the exacting demands of professional…
  • MIT Museum exhibit features 100 early photographic portraits

    14 Apr 2014 | 3:45 am
    Travel all the way back to the 1840s and 1850s, when the very first photographic portraits were made, produced on mirrorlike pieces of silver-plated copper. 100 of these “daguerreotypes” are presented at the MIT Museum’s Kurtz Gallery for Photography in “Daguerre’s American Legacy: Photographic Portraits (1840-1900) from the Wm. B. Becker Collection.” You can view photographs of “abolitionists and slaves, firemen and flirts with fans, brick-makers and literary women, cross-dressers, and chicken-pluckers.” Read the article at: mit
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    Batdorff Photography Blog

  • New Travel and Street Photography Book

    John Batdorff
    30 Mar 2014 | 9:28 am
    Travel and Street Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots My love of street photography and passion for travel have finally come together with my latest book, “Travel & Street Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots.” All photographers, including me, make their fair share of mistakes along the way and this book is a culmination of everything I’ve learned from those mistakes. My objective: Create an essential guide for travel photography and expand upon the basics of my most recent eBook on Street Photography, “Street Photography: A Guide to Finding and…
  • Signature Series Silver Efex Pro 2 Presets

    John Batdorff
    14 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    My Signature Series for Silver Efex Pro 2 I’m really pleased to announce the release of my Signature Series Silver Efex Pro presets. Last year I created and shared with you my Signature Series Black and White presets for Lightroom. Admittedly I was pleasantly surprised by how well they were received. However, since the release of my 2011 book on Black and White From Snapshots to Great Shots, I’ve had many requests for my Silver Efex Pro presets. Well the day has finally come and I am now sharing my favorite Silver Efex Pro 2 presets with you. There are 38 presets here, some are…
  • 6 Tips for Improving Your Street Photography

    John Batdorff
    24 Feb 2014 | 9:25 am
    The Wildlife of London Work with less If there’s one thing that will really help with improving your street photography it is learning to work with less. I love gear and gadgets but when it comes to walking the streets, the key is to not draw attention to yourself and to be able to move quickly. I use a small kit and leave my tripod behind. Keep your kit simple and get to know your equipment intimately so that camera operation becomes second nature. My preferred kit for the streets is a full frame body with a fixed 35mm lens or a mirrorless with a 35mm equivalent lens. Commit to a fixed…
  • The Visceral Side of Street Photography

    John Batdorff
    17 Feb 2014 | 10:00 am
    There’s something very voyeuristic about street photography.  I rarely seek out what I  consider to be the darker or seedier side of the genre, but on occasion we do cross paths and a certain compulsion (maybe fascination) overtakes me. I can’t always explain every photo I take or my need to take it; at times my need to photograph is more visceral than cerebral and the craving is only overcome by the sound of my shutter. I never regret taking an image, but on occasion I do struggle with an image. I have this drive to document the world around me that sometimes pushes my comfort zone…
  • My Photography Journey: 5 Things I’ve Learned Along the Way

    Staci Prince
    11 Feb 2014 | 10:30 am
    Me working the 300mm on our South African Safari As the studio manager of Batdorff Photography, one of my many jobs is answering the phone and talking to aspiring photographers. I take lots of calls from people who are at various points in their journey with photography, but a gentleman that I spoke to yesterday  really reminded me of myself and my process in learning photography over the last 5-6 years. So since I get to hear from so many of you, I thought I’d share my process in learning and maybe help you out along the way. My late grandpa, my cousin, and me (on the left in the…
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  • Now Available: 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…
  • Is a Project 365 Right For You?

    Bill McCarroll
    17 Jan 2014 | 3:15 am
    It’s the start of a brand new year, and by now you’ve likely seen suggestions or commitments from other photographers to start a “Project 365” – a photo a day for a year.  It happens every year, kind of like those resolutions you’re tempted to commit to as you turn the page into the New Year.  A Project 365 is a public resolution too; you’re expected to share your daily experience in a personal blog or by posting your work to a social media site like Flickr and perhaps on Twitter.  So, consider it a major commitment. “Hey,” you think…”I’m up to it, I can do…
  • The Camera that Every Photographer Wants to Own

    16 Jan 2014 | 3:15 am
        There’s a camera out there, or rather, a type of camera that every photographer seems to have a deep connection to. This camera has no Wi-Fi, no geo-tagging, or manual functions. Heck, it doesn’t zoom, nor is it even digital! I’m talking about the Polaroid and new Polaroid-style cameras that are making a resurgence among photography lovers both young and old. There’s an intrinsic beauty in a finished photograph that you can hold in your hands. I think that is why these cameras are so dear to us – they deliver a tangible, finished product right into…
  • How to Afford ALL the Photography Gear You Want This Year

    Bill McCarroll
    1 Jan 2014 | 8:15 am
    If you’re like me and most other keen photographers, you’ll be making a series of potentially expensive choices as you acquire gear to help you grow in your photographic endeavors. Most of us have made some decisions that haven’t made the best use of our money; in fact, at times we’ve just wasted it away with purchases we later come to regret. I’d like to offer some structure that may help you avoid these mistakes – the same mistakes I’ve made. Whether you’re just starting out with photography as a hobby or you’re an established…
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  • 15 Impressive Panoramic Images, And Tutorials on How to Create Them Yourself

    Jason D. Little
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    If your wide angle or ultra wide angle lens just isn’t up to your lofty standards anymore and you wish to capture an even wider field of view, then it’s time you step into the realm of panoramic photography.  Literally meaning “all sight” in the Greek language, painters who wanted to depict a sweeping vision of a landscape instead of just a slice of it were the first to produce panoramas. The first photographers to create panoramas had to either fork over a substantial wad of cash for an expensive specialized camera or spend hours on end in the darkroom trying to perfectly match…
  • Call For Entries: Photography Competitions from Around the Globe

    Ritesh Saini
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    We hope you’ve been honing your photography skills because now it’s competition time! It’s been almost a month that our first post on photography competitions was published and after seeing a great response from our readers, we now bring you the second edition. The chance to win great prizes aside, photography competitions provide a wonderful opportunity to test your photography skills and learn from the experience. The deadline for some of the competitions is fast approaching, so you better be quick about it! Get set, go! 1. I Heart Animals Photo Contest at ViewBug ViewBug…
  • What Type of Photographer Are You?

    Jason Row
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Before we go any further, let’s just say that as my somewhat podgy fingers pound the keyboard of my laptop, my tongue remains planted firmly in cheek. Today we ask “what type of photographer are you?” In recent times, the species commonly known as the Common Photographer has enjoyed somewhat of a renaissance – their numbers have been growing steadily to the point where they are now a regular sight in both our towns and countryside. Although the numbers have increased, they can still be broken down into several specific sub species that we will now take a look at. Machine Gun Mike…
  • Photography Deals and Freebies From Around the Web

    Ritesh Saini
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    Everybody loves great deals and freebies. The only problem, more often than not, is you never get to know about them in time. You don’t have to worry anymore because we bring you the coolest photography deals from around the web every week. We’ll also bring you some freebies that you can enjoy! Here is this week’s list of deals and freebies on photography education, gear, and presets & actions.  Photography Education Complete HDR Training Video Course + Bonus Photoshop Course For the next 24 hours, you can get photographer Jimmy McIntyre’s complete HDR…
  • Want to Fall in Love With a Lens? Try a Prime Lens

    Jason D. Little
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Zoom lenses are everywhere in modern photography — from mobile devices to point and shoot cameras to entry level DSLRs, a zoom lens is pretty much a standard marketing companion. Even many higher end DSLRs typically feature a zoom lens as part of the kit. Sure, you can always buy just a camera body and choose your own lens, but, with a few exceptions, it seems that the days when cameras came with a simple 35mm or 50mm lens are a thing of film photography’s distant past. This isn’t an effort to denigrate zoom lenses because that would be pointless; zoom lenses play a vital role in…
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  • A Fresh Set of Eyes

    Nicole S. Young
    12 Apr 2014 | 5:25 pm
    The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi – Purchase a print of this image As we progress as artists, one of the most difficult things to master is the editing process. By “editing” I am not referring to post-processing, but rather the selection process of what photos we like and will print, add to our portfolio, or share online. Being a good editor means we recognize the good from the bad, which is more difficult when it is our own work. We have sentiment attached to the photographs that we take, and there’s just no way around that. It could be from the subject in…
  • Photographers: Be Smart, Be Safe, Be Insured

    Nicole S. Young
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm
    This article was originally posted on Being a photographer, whether as a hobbyist or a professional, requires us to have gear. Much of that gear is expensive, be it cameras, lenses, tripods, and even some accessories. Due to the nature of our work, we will oftentimes be out-and-about with our camera equipment, which involves the risk of losing our gear, having it stolen, or even damaged by the elements. These things can innocently happen to the best of us, and if/when they do happen it’s much better to be prepared than to be without a camera, or your savings … or to…
  • It’s All an Experiment

    Nicole S. Young
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:18 pm
    I wanted to share a quick peek at some of my newest pieces, fresh out of the kiln. I picked these up today, many of which I consider to be in my “experimental” category. I switched to mid-fire clay, which also means I have new glazes and colors to work with, and this batch is kind of my way of testing out some of the new colors on pieces that I’m okay with experimenting on. Overall, I’m letting a lot of what I do it take a life of its own, so I would definitely not quite yet consider these to be representative of my work (yet). But I’m getting there. :) I still…
  • Late-Night Knitting

    Nicole S. Young
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:57 pm
    I wouldn’t call myself “crafty”, but I definitely do enjoy making stuff. Knitting has been a part of my life for a while now, and I have even developed a serious affinity towards ceramics as well. (I’ll share more on my ceramic work soon, and after I move into our new house in Portland I’ll keep you all updated on the progress of converting our garage into a ceramics studio, too!) This scarf is one I have been working on since the beginning of my trip to Thailand in February, and I finally just put the final stitches into it tonight! I’ve fallen in love…
  • The “In-Between”

    Nicole S. Young
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:10 pm
    A view of the Space Needle from the roof of my building in Seattle, Washington, one of the many places I have called “home” in the past several years. This strange, somewhat obnoxious period of time has found its way into much of my life. I’ve moved a lot in the past fifteen years, all starting when I joined the military back in 1999. In 2008, just after I had separated, it still did not stop. When I tell people I’m moving, their response usually starts with ” …again?”. And with any big life-change, such as moving to another state, therein exists the…
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  • $40 for 4 Spring Photos at the Rose Festival at Savannah Botanical Gardens

    Andrea LaGrow
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:23 pm
    “Digital Media Memories, LLC is a Lifestyle and Event Photography Studio. They are based in the Savannah, Georgia metro area. You can read the original blog post here $40 for 4 Spring Photos at the Rose Festival at Savannah Botanical Gardens.” It’s Spring – and the days are fast approaching Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and Father’s Day. What better gift to give Mom or Dad than a precious memory of you or your loved one perfectly captured and frozen in time for them to frame and gaze upon from time to time? Here are the details: - for $40, you will receive 4…
  • $40 for 4 Photos at Mossy Oaks Music Park!

    Andrea LaGrow
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:55 pm
    “Digital Media Memories, LLC is a Lifestyle and Event Photography Studio. They are based in the Savannah, Georgia metro area. You can read the original blog post here $40 for 4 Photos at Mossy Oaks Music Park!.” It’s Spring – and the days are fast approaching Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and Father’s Day. What better gift to give Mom or Dad than a precious memory of you or your loved one perfectly captured and frozen in time for them to frame and gaze upon from time to time? Here are the details: - for $40, you will receive 4 sheets of the same pose - one…
  • Guardians of the Ribbon’s Pink Fire Truck visit Uncle Maddio’s

    Andrea LaGrow
    30 Mar 2014 | 3:28 pm
    “Digital Media Memories, LLC is a Lifestyle and Event Photography Studio. They are based in the Savannah, Georgia metro area. You can read the original blog post here Guardians of the Ribbon’s Pink Fire Truck visit Uncle Maddio’s.” The post Guardians of the Ribbon’s Pink Fire Truck visit Uncle Maddio’s appeared first on .
  • Former Miss America Heather McCallum Speaks at February SAYR Meeting

    Andrea LaGrow
    30 Mar 2014 | 3:25 pm
    “Digital Media Memories, LLC is a Lifestyle and Event Photography Studio. They are based in the Savannah, Georgia metro area. You can read the original blog post here Former Miss America Heather McCallum Speaks at February SAYR Meeting.” The post Former Miss America Heather McCallum Speaks at February SAYR Meeting appeared first on .
  • USS Hue City Visits Savannah during St. Patrick’s Day 2014 Festival

    Andrea LaGrow
    30 Mar 2014 | 3:20 pm
    “Digital Media Memories, LLC is a Lifestyle and Event Photography Studio. They are based in the Savannah, Georgia metro area. You can read the original blog post here USS Hue City Visits Savannah during St. Patrick’s Day 2014 Festival.” The post USS Hue City Visits Savannah during St. Patrick’s Day 2014 Festival appeared first on .
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  • Outdoor Photography Book Vol. 1, now less than £3!

    Matt Bennett
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:03 am
    Outdoor Photography Book Vol. 1, now less than £3! Visit the ImagineShop to pick up a discounted photography book using the PHOTO10 discount code! The code gives all customers 10% off the bookazines below: Complete Photography Book Vol.1 Outdoor Photography Book Vol.1 The Travel Photography Book Photography Tips, Tricks & Fixes Vol.1 Digital Photography for Beginners Revised Edition The Black & White Photography Book Revised Edition The Outdoor Photography Book Vol. 1, for example, is now less than £3! Don’t miss out!  
  • A New Beginning by danny briones

    Matt Bennett
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    A New Beginning by danny briones Well done to danny briones, who has captured this week’s star image on the DP website. Lovely colours, a great composition and a well-judged exposure come together to produce a very pleasing effect. 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!
  • PENTAX 645Z announced by Ricoh Imaging UK

    Matt Bennett
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Pentax 645Z - front The new camera follows in the footsteps of the largely acclaimed PENTAX 645D from 2010. Along with the new CMOS sensor, which is 1.7 times larger than that of a 35mm full-frame sensor, it boasts features such as 3fps burst mode, tiltable 3.2-inch LCD monitor and enhanced autofocus system. In addition, full HD movie recording capability and smartphone accessibility via Wi-Fi transmission are also onboard. Additionally, there’s a “high-precision” exposure control system with 27 sensor points (which includes 25 cross-type sensors) and the new PENTAX…
  • G-Technology launches new ‘studio’ external hard drives

    Matt Bennett
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:58 am
    G-SPEED Studio G-Technology has announced two new products, aimed at busy photographers and videographers who need top-quality, reliable storage systems. The G-SPEED Studio, which is available in 12TB, 16TB and 24TB configurations, is a four-bay Thunderbolt 2 storage solution that supports user selectable RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 for the maximum speed and flexibility. The G-SPEED Studio features four removable enterprise-class hard drives, designed to support multi-stream compressed 4K and 2K workflows. Designed for portability, the G-SPEED Studio has transfer rates up to 660MB/sec. It will be…
  • New Nikon 18-300mm DX-format lens revealed

    Matt Bennett
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5–6.3G ED VR The Nikon 18-300mm model is a DX-format super-zoom lens, covering the equivalent of 27-450mm in 35mm terms. With ED glass and vibration reduction (VR) it’s the perfect travel lens, enabling photographers to capture a comprehensive range of subject matter successfully without the need to switch lenses. Thanks to the fact that the aperture is limited to f6.3 at the telephoto end of the zoom, this new model is both smaller and lighter – weighing in at 550g – than the larger AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f3.5–5.6G ED VR. The new lens…
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    Photography Concentrate

  • Incredibly Important Composition Skills! New Tutorial & WIN an iPad mini Retina!

    Lauren Lim
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Oh man, we’re SUPER excited to announce that our latest tutorial is now available, and it’s going to help you take incredible photos! See, building your composition skills is the fastest and most lasting way to create amazing images. But learning about composition can be frustrating. The information out there is vague and confusing. That’s why we’ve spent hundreds and hundreds of hours researching and creating this tutorial so it will be fast and easy for you to unlock the power of composition, and start creating photos that stand out! Get Incredibly Important…
  • How To Dramatically Improve Your Photos With One Click

    Lauren Lim
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:42 am
    Today  we want to share a super fast way to improve the look of your images in Lightroom. And by super fast I mean with one click. Yes, today we’re going to take a peek at the Lens Correction Panel! Haven’t heard of it before? Well you’re in for a treat! This is a very powerful part of Lightroom that can make some dramatic adjustments to your images. See, many camera lenses create what is known as distortion. It’s a warping or bending of the image, and is especially noticeable when you have straight lines in your photo. So what do you do? Easy! Click a button and…
  • Will Lightroom Mobile Improve Your Photography Workflow?

    Rob Lim
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Today Adobe announced Lightroom Mobile – an iPad app designed to be a companion for the desktop version of Adobe Lightroom. The big idea with this app is that it will allow you to sync photos from your desktop Lightroom to your iPad. You’ll be able to sort through photos and make basic editing adjustments on your iPad and have those changes be automatically synced back to your desktop Lightroom app. Here’s what you need to know about the new app: You can find it here: Lightroom Mobile The app itself is free but it requires a membership to Adobe’s Creative Cloud since the photos from…
  • Should You Go To Photography School?

    Lauren Lim
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    Ah, the great question: Do photographers need to go to photography school to be successful? If you’re like me, you’ve wondered about this more than a few times. It’s hard to know which path to take in order to create that photo life of your dreams. So join me in the library and let’s chat about it! Watch the video now to see what we did, and what some of the pros and cons of photography school are. Ok, here’s a rundown of the Pros and Cons of photography school! Pros of Photo School 1. Structured Learning Environment One of the biggest benefits of going to…
  • Lightroom Processing Start to Finish

    Lauren Lim
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Post-processing is a critical topic for any digital photographer to study. You need to understand just what tools are available to you, and how they affect your photos. But perhaps the most tricky aspect of post-processing isn’t how to use the tools. What’s most challenging is determining when to use which ones and why! See, the trick is that editing is most powerful when it’s being used to enhance your message. This isn’t a one-button press kind of deal. It involves thinking about the intention of your photo, and then using post-processing to help communicate that.
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  • Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life Indeed

    Kevin WY Lee
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    Annie Leibovitz. A confident, poised, charismatic woman. The black jacket she wore looked as comfortable as her sneakers. Her welcoming speech was also a breeze at the opening of her retrospective exhibitionRelated Posts:The Existentialism of Taiwan’s Master Surrealist ChangABBAS, 45 years In Photography ExhibitionDialogue in the Dark – Photographing without sightHo Fan – A Hong Kong Legend ReturnsPhoto Essay: Halabujee (Grandfather), by Eric Kim(Visited 2,825 times, 2,825 visits today)
  • Lok Sabha: India’s General Elections 2014 through the eyes of Indian photographers

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:13 pm
    From 7th April to 12th May 2014, India holds it's general elections to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha in India.Related Posts:Photo Essay: ELECTION STREET – Street Photography of…Video Vignette: The air at Workers Party Rallies |…Videos: Most Influential Photographers in Asia & Their…Raghubir Singh and the Importance of IdentityPhoto Essay: The Magical Streets Of Raghu Rai’s India(Visited 126 times, 126 visits today)
  • Chien-Chi Chang: The Chain

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:34 pm
    In his critical documentary series of a mental asylum in Taiwan, Chien-Chi Chang has acknowledged discarding years of work for a simple collection of portraits captured under an hour.Related Posts:Video: Burma, Land of Shadows, by Chien-Chi ChangVideos: Most Influential Photographers in Asia & Their…The Existentialism of Taiwan’s Master Surrealist ChangTaiwan Photography: Hung Cheng-Ren, Melancholy FieldTaiwan Photography: Shen Chao-Liang, STAGE(Visited 154 times, 154 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Transplantation, by Withit Chanthamarit

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:07 am
    Ever since I remembered, there have been numerous political protests that led to the occupation of the capital city, Bangkok. At times, the nature of these events seemed so distant and difficult to understand.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Krung Thep – City Of Angels, by Kevin WY…Photo Essay: The Body Snatchers of Bangkok, by Alvin FooPhoto Essay: Surface, by Vandy RattanaPhoto Essay: At The Metro, by Carlo GabucoPhoto Essay: Myanmar in Transition Part 2, by Lam Yik Fei(Visited 368 times, 368 visits today)
  • Chasing dreams in Shenzhen City: Street Photography by Yu Haibo

    Kevin WY Lee
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Shenzhen is a southern coastal city filled with migrants from the neighbouring countryside. Under Deng Xiaoping, Shenzhen became the first and one of the most successful ’Special Economic Zone’ in 1980.Related Posts:Yu Haibo 余海波: The Breath Of Nights in Shenzhen, ChinaPhoto Essay: Bay Of Dreams, by Kevin WY LeePhoto Essay: Qi Lihe, by Stephen JB KellyVideo: Istanbul: City of A Hundred Names, by Alex WebbReflections: The Packaged City(Visited 1,338 times, 262 visits today)
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  • Where y’all from?

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

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

    James Lee
    20 Dec 2013 | 7:08 am
    This is Jonas – a Speckled Sussex chicken. The building behind her is her chicken coop.   Jonas the Chicken is brought to you by j.ronald.lee - photography / journal
  • Misty Morning at Beaver Lake

    James Lee
    1 Dec 2013 | 2:03 pm
    I stopped at Beaver Lake one recent foggy morning to take some photos. Here are a few  of my favorites. Misty Morning at Beaver Lake is brought to you by j.ronald.lee - photography / journal
  • Halloween 2013

    James Lee
    9 Nov 2013 | 2:54 am
    I got to take pictures at my company’s annual Halloween party. A lot of people take at least a half vacation day so they can run home, grab the kids, get them dressed up, and show them off at work. For our part, there’s candy, small gifts, a magician, and other activities. Everyone has a pretty good time. A couple of families were nice enough to let me share their photos here.   Halloween 2013 is brought to you by j.ronald.lee - photography / journal
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    Richard Davis Photography

  • Lady Be Good – Day 2, April 6, 1943

    Richard Davis
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.For the second day, the eight members of the crew of the Lady Be Good that had formed up after bailing out continued their trek across the featureless gravel plain. Since the markers they left show a steady bearing they must have had a compass. The only real way to maintain a heading while walking in such a featureless area is to pick a rock ahead of you, walk to it, then look at your compass and pick another rock, over and…
  • Lady Be Good – Day 1, April 5, 1943

    Richard Davis
    5 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.With the aircraft almost out of fuel and just flying on one engine, the crew of the Lady Be Good baled out into the night sky. Since they were probably thinking they were still over the sea, finding themselves landing on the desert floor must have been quite a shock. Co-pilot Robert F. Toner and Tech. Sgt. Harold J. Ripslinger both kept diaries. Their diaries indicate they jumped at around 2:00 am on April 5, 1943. With a top…
  • Lady Be Good – The Story Begins

    Richard Davis
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:55 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Since I recently posted some detail shots of the Lady Be Good some of my readers have asked to see more of my images so, since today, April 4, is the 51st anniversary of the raid that started the mystery I’ve decided to post a number of photos over the next few days. Several of the photos I will post are not mine so will not be click-able. where I’ve been able to find attribution I will give it. Lady Be Good…
  • ALCLAD 24S-T Markings on The Lady Be Good

    Richard Davis
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:47 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.At the request of one of my readers I’m posting three photos showing the ALCLAD 24S-T markings on the Lady Be Good. The Lady Be Good cropped up in the news again recent with the unfortunate events surrounding the disappearance of flight MH370. Of course, a bomber disappearing during a bombing raid in WWII was hardly the news story that MH370 has become. My reader’s request concerned specifically the ALCLAD 24S-T…
  • Leadfield – Death Valley

    Richard Davis
    22 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.In it’s heyday, Leadfield had a population of about 300. Its heyday lasted less than a year as it was built on a fraud. For six months, Leadfield even had a Post Office but when it became clear the mine was a sham, the people drifted away and the Post Office closed in February 1927. These three structures remain, along with a concrete foundation for a stamp mill. Most of the residents lived in tents and other structures…
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  • have a good journey

    6 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    Aperture: ƒ/4.5 Focal length: 24mm Shutter speed: 1/1600s
  • light my path

    1 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    Aperture: ƒ/4 Camera: DSC-RX1 Taken: 2013/04/11 Focal length: 35mm ISO: 125 Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • veins and a hole

    20 Mar 2014 | 8:33 am
    Aperture: ƒ/3.2 Camera: DSC-RX1 Taken: 2013/09/05 Focal length: 35mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/1600s
  • a ship passes by

    16 Mar 2014 | 7:29 am
  • light snow on the fields

    19 Feb 2014 | 9:45 am
    Aperture: ƒ/10 Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Taken: 2012/02/06 Focal length: 16mm ISO: 125 Shutter speed: 1/640s
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    Visual Peacemakers

  • A Peace of my Mind: Rev. Andre Golike
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    Rev. Andre Golike is president of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Central African Republic (CAR). I spoke with him when he visited Minneapolis to build support for his ministry. With an average annual income of $410, the people of CAR face many challenges. But despite this lack of material resources, Andre finds a wealth of joy in the people and great hope in the promise of people working together toward a common goal. Media Player Right click to download audio   About the Project: A Peace of My Mind began out of the belief that if a single voice can make a small difference, then…
  • MediaStorm Methodology Workshop
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    The MediaStorm methodology workshop is tailored to educators who are interested in incorporating MediaStorm technique into their curriculum, organizational leaders who are responsible for multimedia departments and business professionals who are interested in starting their own multimedia company that integrates MediaStorm approach.  Learn effective methodology from the MediaStorm staff, who has extensive experience both on the field and in post-production.  The workshop will also include collaborative discussion and critique on effective multimedia business and educational…
  • A Peace of my Mind: Mel Duncan
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:09 am
    Mel Duncan is executive director of Nonviolent Peaceforce, a well-trained, unarmed peacekeeping force that works in regions of violent conflict around the world to protect local peacemakers. Even in the most violent places on earth, Mel says there are creative and courageous people doing amazing things to foster peace, and it is Nonviolent Peaceforce’s mission to create the space for those local people to do their peace-building work safely. Media Player Right click to download audio   About the Project: A Peace of My Mind began out of the belief that if a single voice can make a…
  • Istanbul Within the Frame
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    Widely published and acclaimed freelance travel and documentary photographer, Mitchell Kanashkevich, will be hosting the next Within the Frame Photographic Adventure in Istanbul, Turkey.  Join an intimate group of eight participants in exploring the ancient history and extravagant architecture of this cultural and geographical bridge between Europe and Asia.   Straddling both sides of the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul was a strategic stop along the silk road and the only sea route between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.  Founded in 660 BCE as an ancient Greek colony of…
  • A Peace of my Mind: Imani Jaafar-Mohammad
    28 Feb 2014 | 3:49 am
    Imani Jaafar-Mohammad is a lawyer and partner in a law firm with her husband. Born in the United States to Lebanese immigrants, she feels she has acted as a peace broker for most of her life, both formally and informally. Imani speaks often to school, business, and church groups in an effort to help people understand what it means to be a Muslim woman in America today. She encourages people to get their information firsthand and not accept stereotypes about other cultures and religions. Media Player Right click to download audio   About the Project: A Peace of My Mind began out of the…
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    A Life Well-Lived

  • Welcome to SUZHOU, 1985-to the present by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    17 Apr 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, April 17, 2014Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present,…
  • WEEKLY POST: Silk Road - Embroideries of Robert Glenn Ketchum

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Silk Road - Embroideries of Robert Glenn KetchumThe city of Suzhou, China, produced China's most beautiful silk and silk embroidery for 3,000 years. Silk embroidery in Suzhou had been practiced by generational families for 1000's of 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.Thursday, April 17, 2014Silk Road - Embroideries #65SILK ROAD #65: Each of the 3-panels for "The Beginning of Time" took three years to stitch. Different #embroiderers worked a few specific tasks but the #master #embroiderer for…
  • ART 90266 featuring Robert Glenn Ketchum

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    This month THREE different auctions will offer unique digital prints on metal that are part of my new work. "Looking For Love"   201421" x 24"manipulated color photograph printed on aluminumunique piece, SRP: $750The FIRST AUCTION will feature this image for the benefit of ART90266, a local group that supports art activities and experiences for our local South Bay schools. Watch a brief video about it: event will be held at the SHADE HOTEL in MANHATTAN BEACH on April 24 from 6-10 pm. My friends, Anthony Friedkin, Bo Bridges, and Al Satterwhite have…
  • WEEKLY POST: NO PEBBLE MINE: Pictures from Ground Zero by Robert GlennKetchum

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    NO PEBBLE MINE Pictures from Ground Zero by Robert Glenn KetchumThank you to the EPA for recognizing the value of the Bristol Bay fishery. NOW, what can we do to protect this habitat further? Mission: To protect the national parks and national refuges of southwest Alaska, and the Bristol Bay fishery from the development of the Pebble mine, and other commercial risks.Wednesday, April 16, 2014 NO PEBBLE MINE #83 Pictures from Ground Zero:NO PEBBLE MINE #83, Pictures from Ground Zero: #Katmai National Park and Preserve may be best known for the bears, but there is much…
  • No Pebble Mine! London Financial Times

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    This "ad" ran Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in the London Financial Times. The background picture is mine and one of many NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) has used in this campaign. This has been a remarkable campaign with many "partners", NRDC BioGems Defenders, The Orvis Company, Tiffany & Co. - thank you all, glad my images were of value. Keep Alaskan salmon doing the wild thing!
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    Edward Mendes Landscape and Nature Photography

  • New Image Release – Renewal

    Edward Mendes
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:53 pm
    New Image Release – Renewal While much of the country experienced some very cold and wet conditions, locally the past year has been exceptionally dry with virtually no measurable rainfall. Finally in February a series of storms started to move through the area over several weeks bringing some much needed relief to our dry conditions (though not nearly enough). I had been told that because of the prolonged dry spell followed by the recent rain and warm temperatures this year is posed to be a particularly good one for wildflowers, the hunt is on! One of my favorite spots locally for…
  • New Image – Sky Light

    Edward Mendes
    13 Nov 2013 | 5:57 pm
     Sky Light, Grand Teton NP – Landscape and Nature Photography by Edward Mendes Dramatic light makes for great photographs and storms, because of the clouds they bring with them, are often the starting point for something dramatic to happen. I was driving through Grand Teton National Park looking for an image to present itself and noticed the clouds breaking and shafts of light bathing the valley below. Just what I was looking for but I needed a strong foreground subject to anchor the image and remembered this grove as Aspens up the road a bit.  The composition was a fairly difficult…
  • New Image – Silos and Storm Clouds

    Edward Mendes
    13 Oct 2013 | 8:10 pm
    New Image – Silos and Storm Clouds Silos and Storm Clouds by Edward Mendes Purchase This Print One of the most beneficial aspects of having a formal education in photography, or any art, is the opportunity you have to be introduced to, and as a result, influenced by the work of others in the field, especially historical work.  Seldom I’ve found do those self taught in any avocation take the time to divert their attention away from the act of doing long enough to properly focus on the works of those that have come before them, drawing instead on the works of their peers as a muse. …
  • Eastern Sierra Fall Color Report – 2013

    Edward Mendes
    4 Oct 2013 | 2:08 pm
    Eastern Sierra Fall Color Report I’m here in the Eastern Sierra’s near the towns of Lee Vining and Bishop getting ready for my annual fall color workshop. I’ve spent the last two days driving up and down highway 395 to some of my favorite fall color locations scouting for the workshop and thought I’d put together an update for anyone else thinking about heading to the area while the colors are still around.  Forgive the lack of images but my laptop is having some major problems and has decided it’s better to crash than process any images.  Here’s what…
  • New Image – Incoming Tide

    Edward Mendes
    18 Apr 2013 | 1:22 pm
    Incoming Tide, Big Sur Coast by Edward Mendes Purchase This Print The above new image, Incoming Tide is a result of making the most of what you have to work with, both in the equipment you have on hand and the subject which presents itself.   I was walking down Garrapata beach along California’s stunning Big Sur Coast during a recent photography workshop I was leading in the area. I generally don’t make my own photographs while I lead the workshops as I want to dedicate as much time to my participates as possible and because of this I don’t carry my tripod with me, just the…
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  • Hey Look! A Sneak Peek of The Paris Journal.

    Nichole Robertson
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Today’s a big day. Tax day. Hopefully you’re on the good end of that stick. It’s also a good day here at Obvious State. We just sent our mailing list subscribers the first three chapters of The Paris Journal, Book One. We pretty certain it’s a lot more fun than W2s and 1099s. If you […]
  • Announcing Our New Book: The Paris Journal

    10 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    We’re excited to announce the launch of The Paris Journal. The Paris Journal has been a multi-year labor of love. There have been a few twists and turns along the way, but we’re thrilled with where it has finally taken us. When we launched the app last year (all photos and video), we watched how […]
  • The Drunken Boat

    Nichole Robertson
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    You know that moment when you discover your crush likes the same band as you? The same ice cream flavor? The same precocious, irreverent 19th century boy-poet? You know, the little things. On our second date, midway through a pint of mint chocolate chip ice cream, Evan and I bonded over a mutual affinity for […]
  • Petit Dejeuner

    Nichole Robertson
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:01 pm
    “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Lewis Carroll.
  • Rushing to Godot

    Nichole Robertson
    13 Mar 2014 | 8:15 am
    People in Paris lounge, and they lounge well. They remove shoes and socks, shed cares and settle in. In New York, people often have one foot off the grass and back in the office. That momentary respite on a bench in Bryant Park or on a blanket in Central Park feels temporary – phones remain […]
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    The Art of Photography

  • Episode 181 :: Three Tips for Better Photography

    12 Apr 2014 | 7:33 pm
    We haven't done a good improvement/philosophy show in a while so I figured today might be a good day to start. So today I'm giving you 3 tips that you can use to improve your photography this week! Show Sponsors: Cachefly Bandwidth provided by CacheFly: CacheFly is the world’s fastest CDN, delivering rich-media content up to 10x faster than traditional delivery methods. With a proven track record and over a decade’s worth of experience, companies around the world choose the CacheFly CDN for reliable and unbeatable performance. For more information, visit Shutterstock…
  • Episode 180 :: Koken Updates

    5 Apr 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Koken have launched a few updates to their CMS that we're going to look at on this episode today. If you're not familiar, Koken is a free CMS for building media-based websites. Its ideal for anything image driven such as a photography portfolio providing a competitive alternative to platforms such as Wordpress or Drupal. Links: Episode 153 :: CMS for Photographers (link includes the tutorial video) Show Sponsors: Cachefly Bandwidth provided by CacheFly: CacheFly is the world’s fastest CDN, delivering rich-media content up to 10x…
  • Episode 179 :: Vivian Maier

    29 Mar 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Vivian Maier is one of the hot names in photography these days. There have been several documentary films produced in the last few years and her story is both mysterious and fascinating, mainly because we don't know much of it. Vivian was a fairly quiet nanny by trade. Her former clients and friends were all stunned to find that later she was an obsessive street photographer. She left behind a legacy of literally hundreds of thousands of negatives displaying a passion for picture taking. For some reason, most assume she fell on hard financial times, she was separated from her massive…
  • Episode 178 :: Sally Mann

    22 Mar 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Sally Mann is an American photographer from Virginia who began her career in the late 70's. She's still producing work today. Her work ranges from landscapes to people with themes that reflect the circle of life - from childhood to death and decay and eventual rebirth. Her photography is often both visually and subjectively challenging but beautiful in both what it reveals to the viewer and suggests beyond the lens. Show Sponsors: Cachefly Bandwidth provided by CacheFly: CacheFly is the world’s fastest CDN, delivering rich-media content up to 10x…
  • Episode 177 :: Thurston Hopkins

    15 Mar 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Thurston Hopkins is one of the great photojournalists of the 20th century despite his relative obscurity in the modern view. Born in 1913, Hopkins began his career as a graphic artist. After switching to photography for better financial income, Hopkins embarked on a lifelong career that led him through a diverse range of war photography and commercial work. Hopkins worked for the Picture Post in Britain which led him to the streets of London for some of his better known images. He retired in the 60's to being a college professor and later retired.
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    c h r o m a s i a

  • tilt #1
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:34 am
    Here's the first of what I hope will be many shots taken with my new Kipon M42 Tilt and Shift adapter along with a Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4 that I picked up on eBay recently. If you're not familiar with tilt shift lenses take a look at this link. It explains the basics of camera movements and how these affect the appearance of your images. For those of you who are more familiar: this shot was taken with 8 degrees of horizontal tilt at an aperture of f/4. Having taken a closer look at it - i.e. on a decent screen rather than the back of the camera - I think I probably overdid it a…
  • Venice Carnival 2014 #6
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:13 am
    Taken during our recent Venice Carnival Photo Tour in a small shop on the Island of Burano. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 10.53am on 26/2/14 Sony SLT-A99 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss T* 16mm f/5.6 1/15 aperture priority +0.3 evaluative 400 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC none minor rotation
  • GPP 2014 #9
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:41 am
    I already posted a smaller version of this image as part of my XT-1 review but I thought I'd add it here too: a shot of my good friend Issa, reflected in the window of one of the metro stations on Sheik Zayed road in Dubai. This is a shot of the JBR skyline in Dubai, taken from the west frond of the Palm, and was shot with the XT-1 and 14mm using a handheld (and panned) 1/2s exposure. capturedcameralensapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 9.48am on 11/3/13 Fujifilm XT-1 XF 14mm f/2.8 R f/11.0 1/42…
  • GPP 2014 #8
    12 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    This is a shot of the JBR skyline in Dubai, taken from the west frond of the Palm, and was shot with the XT-1 and 14mm using a handheld (and panned) 1/2s exposure. capturedcameralensapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 5.30pm on 11/3/13 Fujifilm XT-1 XF 14mm f/2.8 R f/13.0 1/2 aperture priority +0.7 evaluative 250 no RAW Iridient Developer Photoshop CC none 2x1
  • Venice Carnival 2014 #5
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:26 am
    I still have quite a few more XT-1 shots to post, along with a load from Dubai and Oman, but in the meanwhile I thought I'd post a few more from our Venice Carnival Photo Tour. As always, let me know what you think. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 11.27am on 1/3/14 Sony SLT-A99 Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di USD 200mm f/5.6 1/200 aperture priority +0.3 evaluative 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC none minor
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    The New Camera

  • Get DSLR Type Background Blur From Your Android Smartphone

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Its a new trend in digital photography coming “shoot first and focus later”, the technology first introduced by Lytro in its light field camera (see at Amazon) after that Nokia introduced it re-focus app for windows phone, HTC also joined the force by announcing HTC M8 smartphone and finally google introduced “google camera app” the Continue reading Get DSLR Type Background Blur From Your Android SmartphoneRelated Posts:Nokia 16-lens array camera phone coming in 2014Nikon Android Smartphone Coming [Rumor]Panasonic M4/3 Camera with Shoot First, Focus Later…
  • Fujifilm X-T1 vs Canon 70D

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    Fujifilm X-T1 vs Canon 70D, Fujifilm X-T1 is a high-end mirrorless camera and Canon 70D is a high-end DSLR camera, take a look at the comparison below Sensor Fujifilm X-T1 features X-trans AF sensor with dedicated phase AF points in it + due to bespoke pixel array design the X-T1 doesn’t need low-pass filter. Canon 70D have Dual-pixel Continue reading Fujifilm X-T1 vs Canon 70DRelated Posts:Fujifilm HS50 vs Canon SX50 HSFujifilm X-T1 vs Olympus E-M1Fujifilm S1 vs Canon SX50 HSNikon D3300 vs Canon 100D / SL1Nikon D7100 vs Canon 650D / T4i
  • Samsung NX3000 Rumor

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:01 am
    Samsung NX3000 name appear over the Korean Indonesian radio communication management page, the specification or any other details not available yet but it will be a mid range mirrorless camera with a decent core specification, expected announcement date is May 2014. Stay with us on Facebook and Google plus, more update coming soon. | See more Samsung Continue reading Samsung NX3000 RumorRelated Posts:Samsung NX3000 to feature AMOLED displaySamung NF1 Coming on April 2014, NX Mini also ComingSamsung NX30 vs. Samsung NX20Samsung NF1 Specification [Rumor]Samsung NX1 Specification Leaked
  • Canon Patent EF 24-70mm F2.8 IS Lens

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    A new patent surfaced over the web that shows Canon 24-70mm F2.8 lens with built in Image Stabilization, the a patent literature generally take 1 to 2 year to become a real product. Patent details translated by google Description and self-interpretation of the patent literature Patent Publication No. 2014-52413,2014-52445 Publication date 2014.3.20 Filing date 2012.9.5 Example 1 Zoom ratio 2.75 Focal length f Continue reading Canon Patent EF 24-70mm F2.8 IS LensRelated Posts:Canon Upgrading Canon EF 180mm F3.5L Macro Lens with Hybrid…200-400mm Teleconverter Lens Patent from…
  • Panasonic M4/3 Camera with Shoot First, Focus Later Tech Coming

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    Just like Lytro camera (see example video here) or like recently announced HTC M8 smartphone (working principle) Panasonic may also announce a M4/3 camera in upcoming year with Shoot First, Focus Later technology. Latest patent litterateur shows that a new sensor with two layers of photosensitive cells, we don’t know the real tech behind this, since Continue reading Panasonic M4/3 Camera with Shoot First, Focus Later Tech ComingRelated Posts:Confirmed – Panasonic 4K Camera Coming on 2014No Panasonic GH3 this YearGet DSLR Type Background Blur From Your Android Smartphone5 New…
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  • BBC Camera-trap Photo of the Year 2014

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:35 pm
    The winners will be notified by email by November 2014 and published in the December 2014 issue of BBC Wildlife. You can enter a maximum of 12 camera-trap images in any of the six categories. All photos must feature wild animals in their natural habitat. Online submission of digital photographs via the website. Image requirements: […]
  • Spring season in detail – Photography Contest

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Spring is a time year when nature wakes up from sleep. The snow melts, leaves start growing on trees, flowers blossom, birds come back from distant lands, butterflies appear. Please, send you photo sketches of this beautiful season to our contest. Participants can use the Topaz Detail plug-in to improve quality of their works. Eligibility […]
  • Finding Paradise: Travel Photo Contest 2014

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Minube and RIU Resorts are holding a travel photography contest and we’re giving away two 5-night stays at all-inclusive RIU Resorts in Mexico. How can you enter? It’s simple: 1.) Submit photos of your favorite places around the world 2.) Tell us what makes them special Our expert jury will select two winners who’ll receive […]
  • IMS Photo Contest 2014

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Earth. Water. Air. Fire. The four elements shape the rock and design new and spectacular forms. Venture out, to the most remote places on earth, looking for particular snapshots of the mountain in play with one or more of the 4 elements. Thunderstorms, clouded sky, pristine springs, ice needles, ray of sunlight, lava flows and […]
  • Win an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Camera

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Finally those who are living in Australia have a great chance to Win an Olympus OM-D E-M10 right now, the E-M10 is recenly announced by Olympus and also know as the “OMD for everyone” Ted’s – Holiday Snaps Photo Competition.  Everyone loves a holiday! Send us your best “Holiday Snaps” photos to WIN! Eligibility: Open to […]
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  • looking ahead

    29 Mar 2014 | 1:15 pm
    hot desert sun It’s getting pretty damn hot out here in the desert already — many days around 90 degrees. The sun is getting higher in the sky too, and the only shade I have is my hat. I need to start following the season northward, or to higher elevations, and soon. Besides… my feet are starting to itch. I’m starting to look into the possibilities for some dispersed camping in the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests for a month or two. If you’ve done it, or have any thoughts or ideas or experiences, I’d love to hear about it…
  • cool sign

    21 Mar 2014 | 12:01 pm
  • ignore the box

    14 Feb 2014 | 10:02 am
    To be aware of the history and the accepted standards of your chosen medium but not be bound by them… to be willing to experiment with new tools and techniques and ideas… to not only think outside the box, but to ignore the box altogether… to keep an open mind to different philosophies and ways of working…to me these are the cornerstones of a rich, rewarding, creative life as an artist.
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    van der Valk Photography » Blog

  • 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…
  • Sunset and fog over the Sooke Basin

    19 Dec 2013 | 9:24 pm
    I’ve been getting into the habit of bringing my camera with me when I drive to and from work. Doing this allows me to get the best of the sunrises and sunsets we have here in Sooke. I tend to leave a little earlier now than usual in hopes of catching some nice skies and such the case happened last night on my way home from work. Each way I pass this one lane bridge on the border of Sooke and East Sooke travelling down Gillespie Road. And most days I pull over to quickly have a glance to see if there is any magical light. I nearly missed it last night as I was feeling like rushing home…
  • Tranquil skies over East Sooke

    15 Dec 2013 | 8:26 am
    Another morning spent down at the Seabroom Rd. park which faces East and is great for the sunrise. There isn’t a lot of foreground interest, something I try to look for in a good landscape photo, but these little seaweed caught my eye and makes for a pleasant composition. One of the battles that I have are longer exposures because the light isn’t so strong yet and birds. The water around here has tons of seagull and geese. So I find little ghosts everywhere and motion trails that I need to lean up before I’m done the final image. But I’m not complaining. It makes for a…
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  • My Photoshop tips when editing cosplay photos.

    6 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    Though I’ve used Photoshop in some fashion since the early 2000s, I’m always learning or re-learning things about it. To improve the speed of editing, there are a few things that make a big difference. I’ve been trying to incorporate the keyboard more into the editing process because it does speed up editing a lot. - Holding the space bar down will allow you to drag around the photo while … Continue reading →
  • Anime Milwaukee 2014 Photos

    16 Feb 2014 | 8:21 am
    I was around Anime Milwaukee on Saturday the 15th for a few hours. I didn’t have plans to attend, but on a whim, I was able to attend with a few friends that had planned on going. Check out the photos below. Main gallery page Facebook gallery (Tagging is possible after you “like” the page) As for equipment, I used the D600 and 50mm f1.8 lens exclusively. I had brought … Continue reading →
  • My entire Convention Photography book on this site!

    20 Nov 2013 | 9:54 am
    I decided to put another one of my books on this website. I wrote this back in 2010 – 2011. I’ve evolved as a (convention/cosplay) photographer a lot since then, but it is still worth a read. Convention Photography (Click here to read the book.) Description: Learn all about the exciting subculture that is convention photography! Straight from the experiences of a long time convention attendee, Scott J. Waldron has … Continue reading →
  • The Entire Creator Sky Book On This Site

    26 Sep 2013 | 12:03 am
    Any interest in reading the science fiction book I wrote in 2012? I just put the entire text on my website. I’d rather have it be read than sit on Amazon with little attention: You can hate me for the cliffhanger ending later.
  • Cosplay Photographer Anderson Garden Interview Video

    23 Jun 2013 | 12:17 pm
    We recently had a moderately sized meetup at a local Japanese garden. One of the photographers there also does videography and decided to put together a video featuring all of the photographers at the event. The videographer is Charles R. and he goes by the handle “Hikikomorisama.” You can see more of his video work here and some of his photography here. Here is the photographer interview on Youtube: … Continue reading →
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  • Reportage Photo – La color run

    Celine Manceron
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:08 am
    Dimanche 13 Avril, et pour la première fois en France, se déroulait la Color Run ! J’avais découvert depuis quelques temps cette course qui avait lieu outre atlantique. Cette course, elle me plaisait, et elle me faisait réver. J’avais vu de nombreuses photos déjà, et donc quand on a découvert cette première édition en France et à Paris, on n’a pas hésité longtemps avant de prendre des tickets. Bon 35€ l’inscription tout de même pour 5km… Donc inscription pour Monsieur. Pour ma part, impossible. Cependant, j’avais prévu de suivre au maximum…
  • Critique de livre – La vidéo HD pour les photographes

    Celine Manceron
    17 Mar 2014 | 3:41 am
    La vidéo HD a envahi le monde des réflex. Désormais, votre boitier ne vous sert plus qu’à photographier, mais aussi à filmer.  Pour vous accompagner dans votre démarche de réalisateur et vidéaste, des livres et des formations commencent à voir le jour. Aujourd’hui, c’est un livre des éditions Eyrolles que l’on va vous présenter : « La vidéo HD pour les photographes – Filmer avec un boitier réflex ». Ce livre est destiné « aux photographes qui veulent tourner des vidéos avec leur reflex numérique » et décomposé en 5 parties : Partie 1 : Une nouvelle…
  • Nouvelle conférence vidéo : les trucs et astuces des vidéastes

    Guillaume Manceron
    14 Mar 2014 | 2:24 am
    La semaine dernière, se tenait la 1ere conférence en ligne et gratuite autour de la vidéo.  Vous avez été très nombreux à venir ! C’est donc pour cela que j’ai décidé de renouveler l’aventure, en vous proposant un nouveau webinaire autour de la vidéo. Cette conférence se tiendra jeudi 20 Mars, à partir de 20h (heure de Paris). Oui, je veux participer à la conférence en ligne gratuite : “les trucs et astuces des vidéastes” Lors de ce webinaire, l’accent sera mis sur les “trucs et astuces” des vidéastes avec : - les 3 moyens…
  • Esprit vidéo – une formation pour les vidéastes

    Guillaume Manceron
    9 Mar 2014 | 12:20 am
    Dans l’article du 24 Février 2014, je vous parlais d’un webinaire que j’organisais sur le monde de la vidéo sur le site Esprit Vidéo. Ce webinaire, qui a lieu ce soir, porte sur différents conseils de réglages et des techniques de montage vidéo. Il est encore temps de s’inscrire d’ailleurs ! S’inscrire à la conférence en ligne : Savoir filmer dans toutes les situations.  Un peu comme dans les Kinder, une surprise est cachée à l’intérieur de ce webinaire ! Et, spécialement pour vous, je vous en dévoile une partie dès maintenant ! Une…
  • Participer à la 1ere conference en ligne sur la vidéo

    Guillaume Manceron
    23 Feb 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Vous êtes de plus en plus nombreux à filmer aujourd’hui avec votre appareil réflex numérique. Vous êtes également très nombreux à nous poser des questions à ce sujet. Pour y répondre, j”ai décidé d’organiser un webinaire gratuit uniquement sur la vidéo avec, à l’intérieur, une surprise pour tous les participants présents. Ce Webinaire est né après une analyse de vos questions, ainsi que mon souhait de partager avec vous, cette passion que j’ai concernant le monde de la vidéo. Ce Webinaire sera uniquement consacré à la vidéo, et à ce qui…
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    Stay Focused

  • 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…
  • Sony Alpha 6000

    Arnie Lee
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Sony’s Newest “MILC” – Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera I’m apolitical when it comes to camera brands. I use equipment from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, etc. When traveling for assignments I carry a quality camera and several lenses. For the past few years I’ve gravitated towards the smaller and lighter cameras. What’s more is that lenses for these cameras are also smaller and lighter too so packing is easier. My go-to camera is now a Sony NEX7 which is half the size and weight of the Canon 6D or Nikon D800. But the one downside of the NEX7 is…
  • Camera Straps

    2 Apr 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Simple or Stylish There were more than a few exhibitors at the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Expo showing their accessories. And camera straps were among the most frequent offering. Two particular offerings caught my attention: one for their simplicity and the other for their uniqueness. CustomSLR camera straps   The Air Strap has a wide shoulder pad that is both lightweight breathable. The strap is easy adjustable to different lengths for a variety of carrying situations. Price is about $20. The Glide Strap is a neat shoulder strap that’s split towards the…
  • Removing the Shakes

    30 Mar 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Stabilizers for Shooting Video As I was making my way through the 300+ exhibitor booths at this month’s Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Expo I was reminded how important video has become to this part of the photo industry. For quality smooth videos, photographers rely on stabilizers to remove the shakes. At the lower end of the spectrum is the iPhone and GoPro. With proper stabilization, these cameras are capable of shooting very decent videos. Tiffen has two accessories: one for iPhone and another for the GoPro Hero: the Curve and the Smoothee. Tiffen Smoothee…
  • A Simple, Stylish Photo Booth

    Arnie Lee
    29 Mar 2014 | 8:02 pm
    From the Photo Booth Supply Co Event photographers know just how popular photo booths have been for the past few years. And many of these working photographers know that the photo booth has been a reliable revenue generator for them too   As you might imagine at the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Expo, there were several exhibitors showing their offerings to the thousands of event photographers in attendance. I stopped to examine several, but the one that caught my attention was the setup at Photo Booth Supply Company. Their setup is simple and stylish at the same…
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  • 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.
  • Timeless Southern Waters Wedding

    Scott Kelsey
    15 Feb 2014 | 10:21 am
    So excited to share this timeless Southern Waters wedding we photographed in Fort Myers, Florida. This sweet southern style wedding was surrounded by lush oaks and gorgeous hanging moss, a real old Florida setting. Tim and Dahlia shared a special first look/reveal before the ceremony, which was adorable to witness and capture. So glad we had the opportunity to share this wonderful moment. Location: Southern Waters Weddings & Special Events Hair and Makeup Stylist: Sarah McKenzie Massey with Hair by Crew The post Timeless Southern Waters Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding…
  • Luxe DVD Cases with Senior Portraits

    16 Jan 2014 | 7:08 pm
    For our clients we love to present their photos in something special. The luxe DVD Case is one of the DVD designs we love for our seniors/graduates. The unique design with our customized touches makes for a very memorable delivery. Our senior/graduate portrait packages start at $300 with all images included on DVD. More information here. The post Luxe DVD Cases with Senior Portraits appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Wedding at Tarpon Lodge in Pine Island

    Scott Kelsey
    11 Jan 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Wedding Tarpon Lodge! What a great place to get married. If you want a natural , romantic and casual day then you should think about having your Wedding at Tarpon Lodge in Pine Island.  Lush tropical plants flower nearly year round here, so anytime of the year would be perfect for this location to hold a wedding.  I really loved the old historic restaurant that the reception was held in. Large windows surrounded the dining table which really made you feel like you were in an old Florida cottage home. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting an private, old Florida style wedding. The…
  • Naples Best Friends Senior Portrait Shoot

    5 Jan 2014 | 3:47 pm
    What better way to have your senior year portrait photo shoot than to share it with your best friend. This was a fun time with these two beautiful young ladies.  We traveled down to Clam Pass Park in North Naples a little before sunset. The sun was golden and the weather was perfect, I couldn’t ask for a more perfect evening. Enjoy! Naples Senior Portrait Shoot by Scott Kelsey Photography The post Naples Best Friends Senior Portrait Shoot appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
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  • Lunar Eclipse April 2014

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:19 pm
    I hope you all had a chance to see the lunar eclipse in person. It was pretty amazing here in Arizona. If you did miss the show, check out these photos of mine. I used pretty simple equipment, a tripod, wired remote, Canon EOS Rebel XSi and Canon 70-200mm f/4 L EF IS (USM). I shot everything at 200mm and used autofocus. Next time I hope to use a longer lens or extender. I did have to really crop these images to remove a lot of the inky blackness of space. Have Fun, Jeff P.S. Click on an image to see a larger version Full eclipse. I  didn’t crop this or the next one as close as I could…
  • You Want What?

    6 Apr 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Check out this funny video. While it’s designed around the plight of a graphic designer, I’ve had this same experience as a photographer. And I’m sure many of you have too. What experience like this have you had? Have Fun, Jeff
  • April Computer Wallpaper Is Ready

    2 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    I just put up the computer wallpaper for April. It shows blossoms on a Saguaro Cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) about to be visited by a honey bee (Apis mellifera). This Saguaro was on the road to Bumblebee, Arizona. This is also the area where I saw my first rattlesnake. Head on over and get your copy at Have Fun, Jeff
  • My Monthlyish Newsletter Is Out

    11 Mar 2014 | 10:15 pm
    I just sent out my monthlyish newsletter. Check it out here Among other things, you will see some photographs I just took at the Arizona Renaissance Festival. Tartanic An Elephant, close up You can subscribe at or to be sure you don’t miss an issue. Have Fun, Jeff  
  • I’ll be on TV – Barry’d Treasure

    5 Mar 2014 | 11:18 am
    As some of you may remember, I told you that I would probably be in one of Barry Weiss’ episodes of Barry’d Treasure. Well, the show has been scheduled. Barry’d Treasure will premier on March 18th, 10:00/9:00 central on A&E. I don’t know what episode I’ll be in, but it will be when they visit Jerome, Arizona. Have Fun, Jeff
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • Lunar Eclipse Over the Trona Pinnacles

    Michael Frye
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:03 am
    Lunar eclipse sequence, April 14th and 15th, Trona Pinnacles, CA, USAMonday night’s lunar eclipse didn’t seem to line up well with any of Yosemite’s features, so I started looking for other locations – preferably someplace with clear, dark skies, and an interesting foreground. Death Valley came to mind, but then I thought of the Trona Pinnacles, near Ridgecrest. I’d never been there, but it seemed like an appropriately “lunar” landscape – so much so that the pinnacles have frequently been used to represent alien landscapes in sci-fi movies, including…
  • Snow at Last

    Michael Frye
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sunrise from Tunnel View after a snowstorm, last Wednesday morningIn this dry winter, snow has been rare in Yosemite Valley, but last Tuesday night the valley got about six inches of new snow. Wednesday the skies cleared, and mist rose around the cliffs – a beautiful morning for photography. I drove up to the park early and started at Tunnel View, then moved to several other places in the valley, and didn’t stop photographing until the sun had melted most of the snow out of the trees. It was definitely a fun morning, and I’ve included a few of my photographs here. Apparently…
  • Photographing the Lunar Eclipse

    Michael Frye
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Lunar Eclipse Sequence, 1:23 a.m. to 4:49 a.m., August 28, 2007, Yosemite NP, CAOn the night of April 14th and 15th viewers in North and South America will be able to see a total lunar eclipse. Most people should be able to see the whole eclipse sequence (weather permitting), though viewers in the far northeast will miss the very end of the event. I’ve photographed several lunar eclipses, and they’re spectacular events to view and photograph. This one is special, however, because it’s the first time I might be able to see the whole eclipse sequence from beginning to end. In…
  • Poppies Are Still Going Strong

    Michael Frye
    6 Apr 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Poppies in the Merced River Canyon, yesterday afternoonThe poppies in the Merced River Canyon have defied my expectations. Not only did they survive the series of storms over the last two weeks, but the bloom has expanded further up the hillsides to some of the highest ridge tops, and east towards El Portal. The stretch on the north side of the river, about three miles east of Briceburg (and opposite the Slate Creek Bridge), looks particularly good, as does Grandy’s Hill a couple of miles further east. The poppies near the beginning of the Hite’s Cove Trail have faded, which is…
  • Rainbow Weather

    Michael Frye
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Rainbow over Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View, 5:59 p.m. yesterdayYesterday was a wonderful day for photography in Yosemite Valley. When I arrived before sunrise I found two inches of unpredicted fresh snow, and lots of mist. I met my two workshop students and we spent the next couple of hours photographing beautiful, misty, clearing-storm scenes from several spots: Tunnel View, along the Merced River looking at El Capitan and Three Brothers, and from Swinging Bridge toward Yosemite Falls. The snow melted quickly, and in the afternoon some small (also unpredicted) showers moved through the…
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  • Canon 7D Mark II Delayed Because of Sensor Production Issues?

    Eric Reagan
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Recent rumors suggest that the Canon 7D Mark II’s release date may have slipped a bit due to manufacturing issues of the Dual Pixel AF sensor for the camera. The excellent Dual Pixel AF we first saw in the Canon 70D and the Canon 7D Mark II is rumored to have a higher performance version of the sensor. As a result of the manufacturing troubles of APS-C sensors using the Dual Pixel AF technology, the Rebel T5i and Rebel SL1 successors are also experiencing delays. Of course, we could probably expect a similar story for the EOS M3, or whatever the camera is called, as well. Dual Pixel AF…
  • Sony A7R for $1849 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    ebay (via 6ave) has the Sony A7R for $1849.14 (reg. $2298). Check it out here on ebay. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay and is protected by copyright laws. It is unlawful to (a) edit, modify, alter, or create derivative works of the text, content or links supplied by Photography Bay, (b) use any robot, spider, scraper, other device or manual process to monitor or copy any content from the Photography Bay RSS feed, (c) sell, retransmit or commercially exploit the Photography Bay RSS feed, headlines or content in any manner except as expressly…
  • Sony Launches Vegas Pro 13

    Eric Reagan
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    Sony launched Vegas Pro 13 at NAB 2014 and, today, it is available for download. Vegas Pro 13 offers a number of new features, including: Faster and more efficient editing Compliant metering features Mobile companion app for iPads Reduced render time of final output Improved workflow Seven extra audio and video plugins I’ve been strictly a Mac user for a few years now and have never tried Vegas Pro; however, it has its religious fans and supporters. This latest version attempts to woo new users with the inclusion of several bundled tools and performance enhancements. It has built-in…
  • Camera Raw 8.4 and DNG Converter 8.4 Now Available

    Eric Reagan
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:03 am
    Along with Lightroom 5.4, Adobe has released Camera Raw 8.4 for Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6 users. DNG Converter 8.4 is provided for customers using versions of Photoshop older than Photoshop CS6. Camera Raw 8.4 includes several new features for Photoshop CC users: Updates to the Preview Controls.  The main idea is a simple “Before/After” set of image settings. Details: The Preview checkbox has been replaced by three buttons in the bottom-right of the ACR main dialog. From left to right, they are: Mode: Click this button to cycle through left/right and top/bottom side-by-side…
  • Fuji Unveils Teleconverter for X100 and X100s

    Eric Reagan
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    Fuji has announced the TCL-X100 teleconverter for the fixed lens X100 and X100s cameras. The cameras have a 23mm lens, which is equivalent to a 35mm field of view on a full frame camera. The new TCL-X100 teleconverter is a 1.4x converter, which changes the focal length to 33mm, or 50mm in a full frame equivalent. The TCL-X100 requires a firmware update to the cameras (ver. 2.10 on the X100; ver. 1.20 on the X100s), which allows the teleconverter to be selected as a lens option in the camera menu. The converter is designed to work with both the optical viewfinder and the electronic viewfinder.
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  • The Animals of Yellowstone National Park

    Andrea Edmunds Rice
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Bison (Bison bison) bull demonstrating the flehmen response, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States of America, North America. James Hager/Robert Harding/Newscom. License this from rhphotos158271 Everything about Yellowstone is cool in its own right – the geysers, waterfalls, pots, and springs – but the wildlife found throughout the park is one of my favorite things about visiting. There are just so many different kinds of animals and it’s so exciting to come around a corner and see a moose standing in the middle of the river. Well, it’s…
  • Celebrity Picture Profile: BoA

    Annabelle Quinn
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:01 pm
    S. Korean singer BoA South Korean singer BoA, who stars in the new movie “Make Your Move,” poses for a photo in Seoul on April 14, 2014. The movie, a jointly produced South Korea-U.S. film featuring BoA in the lead role, will hit the screens in South Korea on April 17, 2014. Yonhap News/YNA/Newscom. License this image from yonphotos073599 Kwon Boa is a wildly successful South Korean pop star. Known for her stage name, BoA, the singer has sold more than 10 million records throughout her career. She also was the first Korean pop star to top the Oricon music chart of…
  • Best NHL photos 2013-14

    Ty Cobb
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    The St. Louis Blues’ T.J. Oshie leaps over Edmonton Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz in third-period action on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The Blues won, 6-2. Chris Lee/MCT/Newscom. License this image from krtphotoslive670796 The new-look NHL season was on full display this season with more intense rivalry games and six stadium games. That’s on top of the amazing Olympic hockey we were treated to this February. But now all that will take a back seat to the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.   It’s always amazing to me that each…
  • Dramatic Pictures of the Capsized South Korean Ferry

    Andrea Edmunds Rice
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:58 pm
    A South Korean passenger ship (C) that has been sinking, is seen at the sea off Jindo April 16, 2014. A passenger ferry carrying about 470 people was listing badly off South Korea’s southwest coast and had sent a distress signal, a Korean coast guard official said on Wednesday, and a rescue mission was underway. YONHAP/REUTERS/Newscom. Find it on rtrlsix405227UPDATE: 300 missing and 4 dead after the ship capsized and sunk. Rescue operations are still ongoing. A South Korean ferry carrying 475 passengers and crew capsized Wednesday morning, with two reported dead and…
  • Around the World: The Asian Highlands – Tibet, Bhutan, and Nepal

    Olivia Morley
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Road bridge in Jakar, Bhutan with prayer flags blowing in a strong wind. Alan J Scullard/Alan Scullard / VWPics/Newscom. License this image from dbcstock140063 The countries surrounding the Himalayan Mountains are beautiful and traditional places. Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan lie in the midst of this supernatural mountain formation. Himalayan mountain ledges are surrounded with spiritual mystique, they’ve become synonymous with the Dalai Lama, and 7th century Buddhism. Some have even said that the Himalayan rendition of Bigfoot, the Yeti, is roaming around up there … but I…
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  • Lunar Eclipse Over Mt Shasta Revisited by Sean Bagshaw

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Lunar Eclipse Over Mt Shasta Revisited by Sean Bagshaw In 2007 I created a composite image of a lunar eclipse over Mt. Shasta. Despite not having a clue what I was doing (capture or developing) I somehow pulled it all together. The image got some good attention and even ended up in the Smithsonian Museum for a while. Seven years later, the most recent eclipse gave me a rare opportunity to revisit the concept and try again with more advanced equipment and better skills. This is the result (best viewed full screen on black). This image is technically better, cleaner, higher resolution and with…
  • A Canvas of Texas Spring by Nagesh Mahadev

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:40 am
    A Canvas of Texas Spring by Nagesh Mahadev The bluebonnet is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland, the cherry blossom to Japan, the lily to France, the rose to England and the tulip to Holland... Texas Bluebonnet is a mighty big flower in the hearts of Texans. No one can deny its beauty. And as they worm their way up and raise their violet-blue heads to the expansive sky above, there is no denying that spring is here (Errrr or not. Its like 38 this morning) Made a quick jaunt to Round Rock, TX this past weekend with my friend. This was just a small patch of bluebonnets.. 4 shots for DOF…
  • Fine Art by Joel Hinkson

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:18 am
    Fine Art by Joel Hinkson Joel Hinkson: Photos · Blog
  • Camino by ana iglesias

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    Camino by ana iglesias SONY DSC ana iglesias: Photos · Blog
  • Sunset by Aonlawon :

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
    Sunset by Aonlawon : Motukeikei Beach, New Zealand Aonlawon :: Photos · Blog
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • Between Twilight and Dawn

    Paul Melcher
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
          The world of professional photography has been scratching its head trying to figure out why so many casual photographers are having as much success, if not more, than they are. After all, on... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • Getty Image’s Gamble

    Paul Melcher
    6 Mar 2014 | 8:17 am
              It was just a question of time. We have repeatedly wrote here about how the current photo licensing model is broken and obsolete . We also explained at full length how image data collection... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
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  • Photoshop / LR / LR mobile $9.99!

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Still a great deal, still available, $9.99 a month!
  • Do Front Filters Matter?

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    “Do you use filters to protect your lenses?” This is a real common question which to be honest with you, I’m often hesitant to answer. Because 50% of the time, the conversation quickly turns into resolution charts, lists of photographers who don’t and how the image quality is degraded by using the filter. Yes, I use filters to protect all my lenses that accept filters. Yes, technically, I’m sure that there is some degradation of the image quality. And no, I’ve never had a photo buyer say, “I’d use your photo but you used a filter to protect you…
  • What I Used at PSW – Wacom 13HD

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    I’ve had a number of folks who came to my Landscape Class at Photoshop World ask what I was using when finishing images. I had the Mac Retina and the Wacom 13HD. I never leave home without either! They both have the same footprint, they both fit in the Think Tank 2nd Brain and they both greatly speed up my work in the digital darkroom. As you can see in the video, the Wacom 13HD is a portable Cintiq, a monitor and tablet combined into one unit. It’s pretty darn cool technology and as you saw in class, it permits great speed and creativity. So there’s your answer to what I…
  • No Offsite Storage?! Blasphemy!

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    I am always amazed at what pushes photographer’s buttons! My GearHead Wed post today, I stated I have no off site storage of my images, no cloud storage either and the emails are pouring in and there is even comments on the web. I’m truly touched and appreciate all the hundreds (literally) of suggestions of how (and why) I should be protecting my images, but understand I will do none of them (you’d be surprised, I’m actually a clever guy when it comes to this computer stuff). Some have said I have a pretty caviler attitude towards protecting my images, and I do but I…
  • Spring is in the Air

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    It might still be cold from winter in many locations, the critters though know it’s spring. Our Red-shafted Flicker is on our chimney drilling away to announce his studness to the ladies. Our Brewer Blackbirds are back and dive bombing our dog in the meadow. And four boxes now have Mountain Chickadees calling them home. Oh ya, it’s spring. So, what are you going to do about it? These images are a couple of my first nesting shots, the top with the F3 and the bottom with the D1. And this year, I’ll be out with the Df /80-400VR3 working nests. I’m going with the Df…
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • tfttf632 – f/213 (Chris Marquardt)
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:40 am
    Chris teaches you at least three ways why using a hole instead of a lens to take pictures can really make you a better photographer – and why with the analog taste to it, it is still easy to approach … Continue reading → The post tfttf632 – f/213 appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • German speakers: I’ll be on the radio tomorrow night at 10pm (Chris Marquardt)
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Yep, me, on Radio Fritz, Apr 11 2014, 22:00 German time. I will talk photography and stuff with Holger Klein during the Blue Moon show. It’ll be in German. Livestream at Ich werde morgen ab 22 Uhr live im … Continue reading → The post German speakers: I’ll be on the radio tomorrow night at 10pm appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • Don’t delay, only 33 hours left to order the poster (and more cool stuff) (Chris Marquardt)
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:11 am
    Wow, thanks to all those who backed the RAIN OVER REYKJAVIK poster campaign, you managed to blast through the campaign goal in record time and all backers will receive the poster soon. As of this post, it’s only 33 hours … Continue reading → The post Don’t delay, only 33 hours left to order the poster (and more cool stuff) appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • It Started With A Matchbox (Chris Marquardt)
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:25 am
    Some projects start with a matchbox… The Marquardt International Pinhole hit many bumps along the way, a lot of prototypes were built and discarded and it was over three years in the making. I couldn’t be happier how it turned … Continue reading → The post It Started With A Matchbox appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • FINALLY: The MIP is here! (Chris Marquardt)
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Yes, despite the date, this is not a joke. Over three years in the making, the ten MIP cameras are finally finished! » more about the MIP The ten serial-numbered and certified cameras have been meticulously built by German craftsmen … Continue reading → The post FINALLY: The MIP is here! appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
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    Chris Bohnhoff | Photography and Motion Blog

  • Portrait for Good Housekeeping Magazine

    3 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    A few months back I got a call from Good Housekeeping Magazine to shoot a portrait – here’s the image as it appears in the April 2014 issue: I always love the opportunity to connect with people with interesting histories that editorial photography provides. Dawn, the subject, was great, and my friend and colleague Cindy Rae did beautiful work on her hair and makeup. The shoot was also the perfect opportunity to showcase Verdant Tea, a restaurant and tea shop that opened in my neighborhood in 2013. They have a beautiful space that fit the vibe of the story perfectly, but more than…
  • Fraser 2013 Annual Report

    1 Apr 2014 | 2:21 pm
    The Fraser 2013 Annual Report should be hitting mailboxes right about now – I got my copy  a couple days ago, and it’s a fun one.I’ve photographed the last several annual reports for Fraser, but this was the first that we photographed in the studio. It was also the first designed by my friend and studio-mate Craig Johnson – and his colleague Carlo Apostoli - of Agency F. The result, in Fraser’s words, is the best annual report they’ve had produced. While I love getting out into the world and telling peoples’ stories where they live and work, since…
  • Heartland Restaurant’s Local Artistry

    5 Feb 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Osso buco Last month I had the chance to do some test shooting at Heartland Restaurant in St. Paul – a fun time on many levels. I think of Chef Lenny Russo as the godfather of Minnesota farm to table cuisine. The success and longevity he’s had as a chef and as a restaurant owner is a testament to his skill, and to his ability to innovate. As is becoming more commonplace, Heartland sources locally, then finds unexpected applications for what many may consider unusual ingredients. Heartland just takes the concept to such a high level. For example, their exploration of the mushroom…
  • My Famous Family

    30 Jan 2014 | 12:27 pm
    If you happen to be a member of the Seward Co-op you may recognize this photo from the cover of the latest issue of Sprout!, the co-op’s member newsletter. What you may not know is that those happy people my wife and son! I’ve heard from other people I’ve photographed for the Sprout cover that they feel like minor neighborhood celebrities for a couple weeks after it’s delivered, and it’s fun to watch that happen with my family. We managed to eke out quite a few photos before the kiddo lost interest. It helped that a ‘snack’ of a plateful of cookies…
  • Portrait of a Yogi

    12 Dec 2013 | 1:28 pm
    A couple weeks back I had a chance to photograph my friend Helena Raghubir of the Center for Happiness yoga studio. I’ve photographed Helena a few times now over the past several years, and it’s always fun. Yoga portraits tend towards the staged and perfectly posed, but Helena (and I) wanted to create images that evoked the mental experience of being on the mat. For me, what comes through in these images is Helena’s focus, strength and fluidity, and a grounded-ness that suggests the value of the mental side of a yoga practice over its physical manifestations. Or at least…
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • GUEST BLOG: Bella Dahl Jeans Girl by Vincent Versace

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Copyright (c) Vincent Versace - All Rights Reserved - Used with permission Yet another blast from the past that I found as I populate my new back-up server. THIS ONE was from the Coolpix 850. I get a call from the then  director of marketing of Nikon telling me she wants a picture for PhotoEast that they can blow up to 8 feet by 10 feet shot with the to be announced at the show Coolpix 850 and she wants me to shoot it. It is a Monday. I say "COOL".Then she says find me a very well endowed model, and I want her to be blond. I say "SURE!" (here reasoning was computer geeks and dweebs did…
  • I’m back–sort of…

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:48 am
    After a few weeks break, I'm planning to return with some articles as I discussed in my April 1st article. My goal is to have one to two articles per week for the near term as I catch up on previously promised articles. Articles will include cool products like the Nikon D4s, Fujifilm lenses, a cool new 4k display, paper reviews from Canon, Epson and Breathing Color, and much more. Thanks for your patience during this break and new schedule, and please be sure to stop by from time to time to see what's up. My friends at Topaz Labs have asked me to share with you a special deal they have going…
  • Back to Photography

    6 Apr 2014 | 11:10 pm
    NatashaCanon 1D X 1/160 sec at f/10, ISO 100 at 125mm (70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM) In the first week since I decided to stop working evenings on the blog, I’ve enjoyed what amounts to a great vacation since I actually get to sleep at night. I’m happy, the family is happy, so all is good. Now that I have a little “me time”, I’m looking forward to editing some photos again. Here’s a photo that was part of my Nikon D610 review. I enjoyed working with this model so much that I pulled out my 1D X when I was done with my “work” and shot with my personal gear. This was lit using my…
  • Thanks For Everything! (Not an April Fools’ Joke)

    1 Apr 2014 | 1:20 am
    Moonhee & Ron MartinsenCopyright Unknown Artist – Kyoto Japan In 2006 I went from a millionaire with a family to single and homeless, so I turned to friends to stay alive. They carried me long enough for me to rediscover a long lost passion for photography, so in March 2007 while facing over $5000/mo in legal bills I did something really stupid – I bought my first digital SLRCanon Rebel XTi. This awoke the fire and passion inside of man who started working as a 10 year old boy for $2.50/hr to become fully vested in Social Security by 22 and a multi-millionaire by 29. That selfish man…
  • Do you like the new Fujifilm X-T1 selector buttons?

    28 Mar 2014 | 1:44 am
    X-T1 Selector Buttons shown up top,X-E2 shown at the bottom Never before in my entire history with photography have I ever jumped on the bandwagon and complained about things that the incessant Internet whiners and trolls have complained about for seemingly every camera that gets released. When I reviewed the X-T1 I found it to be an outstanding camera in many ways – one that is a front runner for my 2014 camera of the year – BUT it has a design feature that I can’t ignore. In fact, the design feature is so problematic in my usage for the camera that I had to give this outstanding…
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    a small work

  • Interview with ArtSee DC

    Pamela Viola
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    Don’t Shoot Me: Fine Art and Photography with Pamela ViolaBrighten your workplace, brighten your walls, and brighten your day. The high resolution and vibrant photographs of landscapes and iconic DC structures that grace the walls of Sotheby’s International Reality’s Chevy Chase office shot by Pamela Viola do just that.My first introduction to Pamela was her show at the Hillyer Art Space in September, where she debuted her new take on abstract photography and innovative use of technology in Having a Ball. To prep for my interview I explored her blog where…
  • Faces of India 1

    Pamela Viola
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
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  • Circus Dreaming

    Pamela Viola
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    Good morning Monday. Wishing you a wonderful week!© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
  • Because We Must 2014

    Pamela Viola
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:43 pm
    It's that time of year again...the cherry blossoms surroundingthe Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorialhave peaked.© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
  • India Meets DC Metro

    Pamela Viola
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    India meets the DC metro.BG of the metro made with Slow Shutter.Other composite images from India.Made this morning on the way via metro to a meeting.© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
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    Kerry Garrison

  • Daniels Park – Sedalia Colorado

    Kerry Garrison
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Another gorgeous weekend in Colorado and time to hit the road and find another little treasure to explore. This time it was off to Sedalia Colorado to visit Daniels Park. Daniels Park is located in between Castle Rock and Englewood just to the west of I-25. The park features some great picnic spots that overlook some interesting geography. […]
  • Craigslist – How to Catch a Scam

    Kerry Garrison
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:55 am
    Recently I decided I wanted to sell off some old stuff to get some money to buy some new stuff.  I have never had issues with selling stuff on Craigslist before.  I have sold everything from electronics, to furniture, to cars, usually within a matter of hours. My record was an old Ford Bronco, it […]
  • Royal Gorge Trip – Colorado Adventures

    Kerry Garrison
    29 Mar 2014 | 6:09 pm
    The weather is warming up and its time to start hitting up more of the Colorado scenery. Today it was a trip south down to the Royal Gorge, a deep gorge cut into the ground topped with the Royal Gorge Bridge. The bridge is the highest bridge in the United States and one of the […]
  • Tribute to My Grandfather

    Kerry Garrison
    23 Mar 2014 | 11:05 am
    How a small act can change someone forever Last night I received the news that my grandfather had passed away. He had lived a long, full life. This story is about how a small act of his set in motion what would become the primary character trait of mine and set in motion a series […]
  • My Resume

    Kerry Garrison
    19 Feb 2014 | 8:58 am
    Oh the process of job hunting, it is never fun. I recently took a nice exit package just before a corporate acquisition and am looking for another great opportunity to do something cool and techy here in Colorado. To aid in that, I have launched a website specifically as an online resume. Check it out […]
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  • National Geographic Editor Pamela Chen Shares Her Journey Into Photography

    Gannon Burgett
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:34 pm
    In the short video above Senior National Geographic Editor Pamela Chen gives us a quick run-through of what inspired her photo career. From an adorable image of her holding a camera up to her head the wrong way as a toddler, to the image that made it ‘click’ in her mind that photography was the route she wanted to take in life, she takes us on an inspirational three and a half minute journey. Note: the short video is sponsored by Microsoft OneDrive, so it does come across as a bit of a commercial, but in no way does that detract from her story. Give it a watch and get some…
  • Photojojo Gets Into the Rental Market, Will Offer Drones, Old Polaroid Cameras & More

    Gannon Burgett
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Photojojo comes from humble beginnings as a newsletter for the photography community, but it is a humble newsletter no more. Since those days, it has evolved into one of the go-to resources for the latest trendy gear, gadgets and accessories, and today, they announced their expansion into yet another market: rentals. Unlike the more common rental sites we’re accustomed to hearing about, such as LensRentals and BorrowLenses, Photojojo is keeping it interesting and carving out a niche by offering gear that goes way beyond what many others offer. Here are just a few things they’re…
  • Video: Sports Illustrated’s ‘Boston Strong’ Cover Shoot with Greg Heisler

    DL Cade
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Two days ago was the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, and in true Boston spirit, the city came out in force to show that this tragedy had not stolen, but rather strengthened its spirit. The slogan Boston Strong has been adopted by the city’s residents, and last Saturday Sports Illustrated and photographer Greg Heisler got together with a crowd of over 3,000 Bostonians to capture this slogan on film for this week’s cover of SI. The video above shows you how the shoot went down, and you can see the final SI cover below: Runners from that day, first responders and even…
  • Simplify Your iOS Photo Management with Tidy

    Gannon Burgett
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm
    When it comes to iOS as a whole, there’s one aspect the operating system that frustrates me more than any other: photo management. As I’m sure many can empathize with, my Camera Roll is filled with a collection of images from varying sources, with minimal methods of automated separation. Screenshots, photographs, saved images and anything else all wind up in one place where, for the most part, they’re either stuck on your device and/or uploaded to your Photo Stream. Thus, when it comes time to offload and archive the images on your device, it’s nothing short or a…
  • How I Shot the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Rising Over a Flowery Field

    Guest Author
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Over the past few years, I’ve become overly obsessed with photographing the night sky, so when I saw that we were going to be able to see the lunar eclipse on April 15, I knew I had to shoot it. I had been planning this shot for about two weeks before Tuesday morning. With every lunar eclipse that occurs, my social media feeds blow up with shots of the moon, but they all seem to be extremely tight compositions. Don’t get me wrong, they are great shots for detail, but I’ve always felt they lacked a bit of… “life.” With that said, I knew that I wanted to create a composition…
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    eyeLevel | Art, Design + Photography | Blog by Nat Coalson

  • New Abstract Photograph: Jewel Box

    Nat Coalson
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:19 am
    Abstract fine art photograph features the translucent, white outlines of multiple rectangles over a soft background of red, yellow, orange and purple. Prints available in any size and on any material, including Limited Original on canvas. Click image for a larger preview.
  • Photograph from York, England: Door to the Past

    Nat Coalson
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    An ancient, medieval stone wall in York, England shows centuries of modifications, including a section that was once a doorway. Prints available; click image for a larger preview.
  • New Travel Photograph: Sevilla Scooter

    Nat Coalson
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    A white Peugeot scooter sits parked in front of a shuttered window and a bright yellow wall in the historic heart of Seville, Spain. Prints available; click image for a larger preview.