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  • Autofocus Essentials with Canon DSLRs

    Photofocus
    Richard Harrington
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    I put together a short tutorial to help Canon users get the most out of using Autofocus on their DSLR cameras.  The autofocus controls are often faster and achieve more accurate results than you can get with the manual controls. Explore how to use autofocus in this brief tutorial. You may also find it helpful to check out this tutorial on shooting in Manual Exposure mode This tutorial is a single movie from the Up and Running with the Canon 6D course by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 1 hour and 33 minutes and explores the key features and controls of the Canon 6D…
  • Europe's Landscape Photography Event of the Year - Streamed Live

    The Luminous Landscape
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
      Image By Joe Cornish onLandscape magazine's landscape photography conference takes place amongst some of Britain's most dramatic countryside in the English Lake District on 22nd and 23rd November 2014. Billed as Europe's biggest landscape photography event of the year it brings together some of the continent's best known and loved photographers and the entire weekend is to be beamed out live via satellite and streamed around the world by StreamScape. Luminous-Landscape is happy to announce that our readers can stream the video from the conference or download segments all for a special…
  • Camera Deals in the 2014 Black Friday Circular Ads

    1001 Noisy Cameras
    1001nc
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    Time flies! We are in Black Friday season once again. This post goes through the various Black Friday Circular Ads for 2014 and points out the items of camera and photo interest. This post only focuses on Circular Ads. It will be updated multiple times (this is the permalink for bookmarking purposes) until we cover most of the stores or my brain turns to mush – whichever happens first (most likely the latter). For deals as they happen (eg online deals), check the Camera Deals blog with full-text RSS feed. Latest Update: November 23 at 12:52am ET – added Target… More stores…
  • Advice for Photographers from a Model's Perspective

    SkipCohenUniversity
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    Just click on the banner to listen to the podcast. Last weekend, with the help of Bryan Caporicci and Rob Nowell, we launched the sixth podcast in the Weekend Wisdom series...while I'd love to take credit for the wisdom shared, the truth is, it has nothing to do with me, but some incredibly talented artists in the photographic community.In this new episode, Kristen Jensen, who started out her career in front of the camera as a Ford Super Model, shares some terrific insight for photographers behind the camera. Success in working with your subjects, especially models, is all about building the…
  • AYP Insider: Street Photography 101

    Advancing Your Photography
    Lam Nguyen
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:48 pm
    AYP Insider: Street Photography 101 Being a good street photographer requires you to ignore some of your instincts as a human. Taking a good candid photo sometimes requires a level of bravery that is not instinctive for most. Snapping on the street and getting great images means doing things that will take you out of your comfort zone. As such, following these guidelines will help you. 1. Ask For Forgiveness, Not Permission Sometimes, asking for a shot guarantees that you’re not going to get it. Your subjects will know they’re being shot and will react accordingly. In the worst case,…
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    In Focus

  • Photos of the Week: 11/15-11/21

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    This week we have big wave surfing in Portugal, a Beaujolais wine spa in Japan, a massive floating Christmas tree in Rio de Janeiro, a plane crash in Chicago, protests in Mexico City, real-life Mario Kart races in Tokyo, a descent into a mysterious hole in northern Siberia, a blizzard in New York state, and much more. [35 photos] A vehicle, with a large chunk of snow on its top, drives along Route 20 after digging out after a massive snow fall in Lancaster, New York, on November 19, 2014. An autumn blizzard dumped a year's worth of snow in three days on Western New York state, where five…
  • Living in War-Torn Syria

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    For more than three years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil war. At the moment, Syrian government forces are fighting several rebel groups spread throughout the country, as well as ISIS, the militant group attempting to form a new state carved out of Syria and Iraq. The smaller rebel groups are fighting each other, and just about everyone in the region is fighting ISIS, assisted by airstrikes carried out by a U.S.-led coalition. Pockets of Damascus are stable enough for residents to carry on normal lives, while some distant rural villages have been…
  • Robots at Work and Play

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    Advancements in robotics are continually taking place in the fields of space exploration, health care, public safety, entertainment, defense, and more. These machines -- some fully autonomous, some requiring human input -- extend our grasp, enhance our capabilities, and travel as our surrogates to places too dangerous or difficult for us to go. Gathered here are recent images of robotic technology, including a "Blind" robot, unmanned agricultural machines, a robotic Torah writer, a robot traffic cop in Kinshasa, several telepresence machines, humanoid machines, and an Iranian praying robot.
  • Toro de Jubilo, the Fire Bull Festival

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    The Toro de Jubilo is an ancient tradition held annually at midnight in the Spanish town of Medinaceli. The event starts when a bull is tied to a post and flammable balls of tar are attached to its horns. Mud is caked on its face and back to protect it from the flames. The tar balls are then set alight, the bull released, and revelers dodge the animal until the flammable material burns out and fireworks are set off. This year's event was delayed when animal rights activists occupied the bullring in Medinaceli. The protesters were removed by police officers, and the Toro de Jubilo proceeded as…
  • Photos of the Week: 11/8-11/14

    14 Nov 2014 | 6:20 am
    This week we have unrest in Mexico, two events at the Tower of London, the world's tallest and shortest men share a handshake, a spacecraft lands on a comet for the first time, cityscapes shrouded in fog and smog, a massive sandcastle in Brazil, and much more. [35 photos] A girl wearing a hat and tanaka paste on her face waters flowers at the one of main intersections of Naypyitaw, Burma, on November 10, 2014. Leaders from ASEAN, East Asian and other countries will gather for the ASEAN summit this week in Burma's capital, Naypyitaw. (Reuters/Damir Sagolj)
 
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    The Big Picture

  • Times Square

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    The intersection of Broadway and 42nd Street and the surrounding neighborhood on New York City is at or near the top of any tourist destinations list. There are always amazing sights to see, and here's a collection of photos of the spectacles. --By Lane Turner
  • The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest deadline is approaching. It is Oct. 31. Here is a selection of entries that will be judged in three categories: people, places and nature. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015. For all of the photos in the contest, visit http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-contest/2014/
  • Pokot archers of Kenya

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    Most boys of the Pokot tribe in Alale, Kenya, are unable to attend school due to their daily duty of cattle herding and their role as “warriors” to protect against cattle rustlers of the neighboring Turkana tribe. Dinah Hellen Chebitwey, a 52-year-old early childhood education officer, teaches Pokot boys the game of archery in an attempt to transform their skills into a means of peace-building. Chebitwey hopes to engage her counterpart in Turkana to create a program where boys from two rival communities can compete in the game of archery to deepen exchanges and learn to embrace…
  • Red Sox: Slivers of light at Fenway Park

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    There were more shadows than light at Fenway Park this year. Although the World Champion Red Sox finished dead last this year, nearly 3 million fans watched them play. Because there were few highlights this season we take a last look at the slivers of light, patterns and people that make Fenway a special place. --By Stan Grossfeld
  • Autumn Colors, 2014

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    Before cold temperatures arrive, nature treats us to a world of vibrant hues (21 photos try to capture the beauty) --By Leanne Burden Seidel.
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    Digital Photography Review

  • Flickr Wall Art expands to include Creative Commons images

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Flickr Wall Art now allows users to order prints from more than 50 million photographs, the service has announced. This follows Wall Art's arrival in October, and moves to include all applicable freely-licensed Creative Commons images, licensed artists images, and a curated selection of content from NASA. Read more
  • Behind the Shot: Clouds over Skagsanden

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    In this article, nature photographer Erez Marom shares the story of his panoramic shot 'Clouds over Skagsanden', taken earlier this year in the Lofoten Islands in Arctic Norway. His article covers everything from preparing to shoot at the location, to the shoot itself through to final post-processing of the resulting image. Click through to read Erez Marom's article 'Behind the Shot: Clouds over Skagsanden'
  • Google Nexus 6 DxOMark Mobile Report

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    The Nexus 6 is Google's showcase phone for Android 5.0 'Lollipop' and the first Nexus device made by Motorola. It comes with a dual-LED ring flash, a 13MP sensor with a fast F2.0 aperture, optical image stabilization and 4K video recording. DxOMark Mobile put the Nexus 6 through its image quality tests and has just published the results. Read more
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II shooting experience added to first impressions review

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Canon's successor to the EOS 7D was a long time coming, but the 7D Mark II appears to have all the makings of a DSLR worth the wait. Offering a 20.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, Dual Pixel AF with 65 phase-detect points and more robust weather-resistance, the 7D II is a formidable follow-up indeed. Our full review is well underway and we've just updated our first impressions with a detailed shooting experience. Read more
  • Lighting equipment manufacturer Metz files for insolvency

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:31 am
    German television and photographic equipment maker Metz has filed for insolvency according to German media. Metz is known for producing high-end lighting equipment including flash units, studio flashes, and video lights. Approximately 600 jobs will be affected by the company's financial situation. Read more
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • This Photographer Did Something I Just Love!

    Scott Kelby
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A few weeks ago, I posted a link to a very short video tutorial I did over on the new KelbyOne Blog on how to use a camera on a monopod, with a fisheye lens, and trigger it with a wireless remote (here’s the link) for a really unique overhead look (it’s a lot easier than you’d think).This week, a photographer named Konstantin Articus in Germany did something I so love — he took that monopod/fisheye lens idea that I showed for use in sports, and he took that idea and applied it to something completely different, and he got just wonderful results (see below).Thanks so…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Cyber Weekend with KelbyOne Cyber Weekend is just around the corner and you can be amongst the first to gain early access to limited edition prints, commemorative DVDs, and some of the deepest discounts ever during our exclusive preview event, kicking off November 21!Doors open for this massive discount frenzy to everyone on November 26th. Sign up now for 5 days of early access to our biggest and best offers yet!Photoshop In-Depth: Lighting Effects with Pete Collins The Lighting Effects filter is an incredibly powerful filter that can be used for re-lighting an existing photograph in a myriad…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Brad Moore!

    Brad Moore
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Hanging with Queeny last month in London after the Shoot Like A Pro seminarThis past weekend I was able to shoot hip-hop artist Lecrae’s sold-out concert at House of Blues in Orlando. He’s out on tour supporting his latest album, Anomaly, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 when it released in September. Thankfully, I have some friends who have been working with Lecrae and his label, Reach Records, for a while now and were able to hook me up with an all-access pass to cover the show! I figured I would take this opportunity to share some of the shots with you, along…
  • Honorable Mentions from my 7th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk

    Scott Kelby
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Although we’ve already announced the 10 finalists and the Grand Prize Winner from this year’s Worldwide Photo Walk, there are some other images that, while they didn’t wind up being a finalist or Grand Prize Winner, were still so good that I thought they needed some recognition.Any of these could have been a finalist (in fact, all of these were in the running and on my short list at one point to make the final cut — and this gives you an idea of how hard it is making the final decisions. There’s just so many wonderful images).Congratulations to all these…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Scott Kelby’s Photoshop CC Book for Photographers Yes, Scott already mentioned that his new book, The Photoshop CC Book for Photographers, is hitting bookstores soon, but… Today we’re giving away a free copy of it to three lucky commenters! Just leave a comment for your chance to win, or you can go ahead and order yours right here. If you want to check it out first, you can get a free excerpt from the book right here.Cyber Weekend Yes.. It’s that time again… Time for Cyber Weekend! This year we have a number of great deals and discounts AND some very special,…
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    ShootTokyo

  • Goshikinuma Lake

    Dave
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
    So I have reached final post in my ShootFukushima series.    This was a great trip and I really enjoyed learning about the area.  I’ll have a video coming in the next few days. I’m glad I have been posting all of these up over the past few weeks.  It gave me time to shoot a very cool new camera.   Look for a post later in the week… Today’s Configuration: Leica M9-P with a Noctilux 50mm f/0.95, Summilux 21mm f/1.4 and a Ricoh GR The second night on my trip I stayed at Shiguretei Hotel.  This was a cool 2 guest room hotel attached to a fantastic traditional Japanese…
  • Kitakata Sake Brewery

    Dave
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:40 pm
    The next stop was to Kitakata Sake Brewery.   I love Japanese Sake.  Its one of the really good things about Japan.  As we approached the brewery I saw this older man filling water bottles from the stream out from.  I asked him why it was doing that.   Apparently the water there is really good and it is the same spring water they brew the sake with. Today’s Configuration: Leica M9-P with a Noctilux 50mm f/0.95, Summilux 21mm f/1.4 and a Ricoh GR The one thing that surprised me in Fukushima was no one was phased by the cameras.  People would look at them quickly but then just as…
  • Tea and Crafts

    Dave
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:18 am
    After getting our fill of cats we headed over for some green tea and crafts.   We were speaking about the difference between Japan and other countries.  One of the things that really strikes me about Japan is how people focus on one thing looking for perfection.   At the tea house the owners entire focus is on tea and nothing else.  Making it perfect. Today’s Configuration: Leica M9-P with a Noctilux 50mm f/0.95, Summilux 21mm f/1.4 and a Ricoh GR Perfect it was… I was surprised how calm people were with the cameras everywhere. I still wasn’t used to it… After the…
  • Neko Jinja

    Dave
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:14 pm
    After lunch we headed over to check out this little shop nearby that has a Neko Jinja (Cat Shrine) on the second floor… Today’s Configuration: Leica M9-P with a Summilux 21mm f/1.4 and a Ricoh GR The crew… The Neko Jinja is an entire replicate of a shrine and all of the events that happen during festivals at it being acted out by cats… The detail they put into this was pretty amazing… Only in Japan…  Thanks for stopping by today!   The post Neko Jinja appeared first on ShootTokyo.
  • The Kanji Master

    Dave
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:18 pm
    After a great bowl of Ramen in Kitakata I stopped off to visit a Kanji Master and have him draw my son’s kanji.   I haven never been to a Kanji Master before so I didn’t know what to expect… Today’s Configuration: Leica M9-P with a Nocitlux 50mm f/0.95 and a Ricoh GR My smiley NHK Camera Man… He let me know he was going to write my son Kai’s kanji today and a few previous versions as the kanji evolved over time… The first kanji is Kai from 3,200 years ago.  It initially meant deep dark lake.   Later it migrated to ocean and ending on deep far…
 
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    Advancing Your Photography

  • Behind The Scenes: Floating Portrait Shoot – Brittany Bowen

    Nathaniel Chu
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Photo by Brittany Bowen Watch The Full Video You heard her talk about her creative portrait photography, now you get to see it in action. Brittany Bowen takes us behind the scenes and you get to see the steps it takes to create these dream-like photos in her floating portrait shoot. Brittany Bowen works full time at Google and is also the owner and operator of Brittany Bowen Photography. Her objective is to create something beautiful through conceptual storytelling and creative portraiture based off of daily inspirations. In addition to her creative series, Brittany also does weddings,…
  • Blog: Travel Photography (Day 1)

    Nathaniel Chu
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Travel Photography (Day 1) As an amateur photographer who is just getting his feet wet in this field, I was armed with a Nikon 1 V3 and a library of AYP photography tips. Then I was off to Asia to test my travel photography skills and, if all goes well, have fun while doing it. The 16 hour flight was grueling, and nothing says you’re thousands of miles from home quite like a steaming hot plate of an airplane meal. But if there were two things I could take from that experience it would be: 1) Always bring a neck pillow on long flights. 2) Don’t eat chili before flying. Despite the…
  • AYP Insider: Street Photography 101

    Lam Nguyen
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:48 pm
    AYP Insider: Street Photography 101 Being a good street photographer requires you to ignore some of your instincts as a human. Taking a good candid photo sometimes requires a level of bravery that is not instinctive for most. Snapping on the street and getting great images means doing things that will take you out of your comfort zone. As such, following these guidelines will help you. 1. Ask For Forgiveness, Not Permission Sometimes, asking for a shot guarantees that you’re not going to get it. Your subjects will know they’re being shot and will react accordingly. In the worst case,…
  • Creative Dream Photography Tips – Brittany Bowen

    Nathaniel Chu
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    Creative Dream Photography Tips – Brittany Bowen Image by Brittany Bowen Watch The Full Video As much as we hope, not everyone is able to book professional models for their photo shoots. Brittany Bowen joins us on Advancing Your Photography to share her tips on getting regular people to feel comfortable with having their photos taken. She also shares her inspiration for her dream photography series and other helpful insights. Watch the full video for all of her tips. Key Points Let your subjects know it’s a collaborative effort Keep emotions relative to your composition…
  • AYP Archives: Unique Photography Techniques

    Nathaniel Chu
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:33 pm
    AYP Archives: Unique Photography Techniques Image by Michael Zagaris Watch The Full Video We bring you another video from the AYP archives. We were in San Francisco with Michael Zagaris, also known as the “Z-man”. Michael has shot some of the most amazing rock and roll photos in his career. He became the band photographer for the Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, and many other legends. Early in his career, he was known as a rock and roll insider who took photos of what was, not what was expected; as an insider today, he does the same thing for 21 century bands and artists.
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    SkipCohenUniversity

  • Thinking About Morning Optimism

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:49 am
    A morning walk on the beach in Sarasota. "The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not a jot. The possibility is always there."Monica Baldwin I ran across this quote and just wanted to share it, because it's the way my life unfolds every day.Nothing I could add to it would make it any better except to remind everybody of the…
  • "Fake It 'Till You Make It" Doesn't Work in Photography!

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:36 am
    First Byte:  First Bytes are 1-2 minute summaries and suggestions that tie directly to a specific blog post. I'm hoping they're helpful in expanding the topic of the post itself. © Gajus - Fotolia Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.Pablo Picasso It's not a new topic, but you can blame Picasso for the quote that got me thinking about it and Scott Kelby, who I heard speak recently about the importance of constant practice. While this is sort of a mini-rant, it's not without substance and suggestions for those of you who think you can "fake it…
  • Throwback Thursday - A Blast from the Past at WPPI

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
    "Big Daddy" Blair surrounded by his family and some great friends...Don's daughter Kathy, Bambi Cantrell and his son, Gary with me, Tony Corbell and Terry Deglau in the back row. It's Throwback Thursday and there are so many old grab shots that bring back a story about Don Blair. This was taken around 2002 at the MGM on restaurant row on the way to the convention center. It was just one of those evenings, starting with a great dinner at Emeril's and a quick shot to remember the dinner.As a photograph, it will never win an award, but it does get the prize for capturing a great memory and…
  • Advice for Photographers from a Model's Perspective

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    Just click on the banner to listen to the podcast. Last weekend, with the help of Bryan Caporicci and Rob Nowell, we launched the sixth podcast in the Weekend Wisdom series...while I'd love to take credit for the wisdom shared, the truth is, it has nothing to do with me, but some incredibly talented artists in the photographic community.In this new episode, Kristen Jensen, who started out her career in front of the camera as a Ford Super Model, shares some terrific insight for photographers behind the camera. Success in working with your subjects, especially models, is all about building the…
  • Getting Help With Posing

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:11 am
    First Byte:  First Bytes are 1-2 minute summaries and suggestions that tie directly to a specific blog post. I'm hoping they're helpful in expanding the topic of the post itself. A few months ago, with some of the most talented artists/educators in photography, I started a new forum on Facebook called "GoingPro".  The number of members is already approaching 3000. The purpose of "GoingPro" is to give photographers help from some of the very best. Like all of the forums, no one group can give you all the help you need, but just like having different places you like to shop,…
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    Stuck in Customs

  • The Desert Rose Warms Herself

    Trey Ratcliff
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:07 pm
    All this is on video We have a secret new video we are working on right now! Be sure to sign up or the Newsletter to find out about it first! Daily Photo – The Desert Rose Warms Herself This is one of many photos you'll see of Desert Rose! What a cool gal! We met her in Namibia and she was working at the hotel. She had a crazy-wonderful attitude and was quite the actress! My friend Rene and I managed to talk her into a bathing suit and get into a freezing cold pool for a photoshoot. I'll share those photos soon. But after that, she was so cold, so Rene, the towel-boy, wrapped…
  • Stars over the Party Tree in Hobbiton

    Trey Ratcliff
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A little behind-the-scenes Here’s a fairly random video that we shot while on the Hobbiton Movie Set. We were doing a few videos for The Arcanum! It also shows some other random stuff during a little New Zealand adventure… Daily Photo – Stars over the Party Tree in Hobbiton I know I post a lot of photos from Hobbiton, so you gotta give me a break! haha… It's so pretty there. On this particular night, we were out very late shooting… it turned out to be kind of a small photowalk! A few people from a tour spotted us and came over to say hello, so we invited…
  • The Beauty of New Zealand

    Trey Ratcliff
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A New Video! A New Photo-Video for you – All New Zealand awesomeness… I have a Landscape Photography Tutorial based here in New Zealand available over at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/landscape-and-travel-photography-tutorial-new-zealand/ Animation/Slideshow – more info at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/links/animoto — or see my review at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/animoto-review/ Amaze-maze music by the New Zealand band, Arma Del Amor – see more at https://www.facebook.com/ArmaDelAmorNZ
  • Soft Clouds over The Forbidden City

    Trey Ratcliff
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Sony A7s Review Check out the new Sony A7s Review I just recently finished! Instagram Fun I’ve been doing a fun series over on Instagram with combining some of my photos with a few of my favorite passages from the Patrick Rothfuss books. Daily Photo – Soft Clouds over The Forbidden City Blue skies are a rare thing in Beijing, so it was a super-surprise to see these kinds of delicate clouds over the corner tower here. I do love the way these clouds turned out… they look like the kinds of clouds that Bob Ross would paint! The clouds did not last long, and it takes forever to…
  • New Textures Tutorial Version 2.0!

    Trey Ratcliff
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    It’s back and all Brand-Spankin’ New! Believe it or not, the first version of this Textures Tutorial was the very first video tutorial I made here (even before the HDR Tutorial!), over five years ago! It was getting a little long in the tooth, so I decided to completely delete it, and start over from scratch with all my new tricks I’ve picked up over the years. The new video tutorial is about an hour long, plus there’s 170 super-hi-res textures including a ton of new ones from my travels in Africa and other strange-texturey-places around the world. How Hi-res are they? All of the…
 
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    Improve Photography

  • New Sony a7 II has 5-axis Image Stabilization!

    Jeff Harmon
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Barely a year since the a7 release, Sony has announced an update to their mirrorless full-frame body in the a7 II that now boasts a 5-axis image stabilization built into the sensor along with a few other enhancements. Focus System Sony says the a7 II uses it’s 117 phase detection and 25 contrast detect focus points up to 30% faster versus the previous a7 model, but we’ll have to see how it actually tests out.  Focus speed has been one of the specs seen by many…
  • Shooting for the Stars – Interview with 2013 Astrophotographer of the Year: Mark Gee [IP94]

    Darin Mellor
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jim & Darin are joined by 2013 Astrophotographer of the year Mark Gee.  Mark joins us from Wellington, New Zealand & shares his insights into Astrophotography & Night Photography.  Examples of his work can be found on his Art of Night Website. What’s in this episode: A discussion of what an established Astrophotographer like Mark tosses into his camera bag before a shoot. Camera settings needed to pull of a successful shoot of the cosmos at various points in…
  • Adobe Updates Lightroom to 5.7

    Jeff Harmon
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Adobe adds RAW support for new camera bodies, an Aperture import utility to Lightroom, and a few other minor updates in version 5.7!       Summary Adobe has released an update to Lightroom, their very popular photo organization and post-processing tool.  If you don’t know what Lightroom is or how it can help improve your photography, check out the awesome course Jim and Darin offer over at photoclasses.com.  Version 5.7 is a minor update that adds some…
  • Weddings, Family Portraits, & If I Knew Then What I Know Now [IP93]

    Darin Mellor
    9 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jim & Darin sit down to answer questions from listeners & fans of the podcast.  Tips & tricks are offered to help photographers with choosing gear to buy/rent, lighting, & general camera settings.  Also, a familiar voice asks a question on the show! What’s in this episode Going beyond composition, & exploring what is needed to get noise-free sharp family portraits. Deciding whether to lose light with a teleconverter or harness the power of the…
  • Taking Charge of Each Pixel – Q&A w/ Jim & Darin [IP92]

    Darin Mellor
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. This week Jim & Darin sit down to discuss some questions submitted by listeners and fans of the Improve Photography Podcast.  Darin & Jim answer questions ranging from using third-party batteries to which underwater housing will protect your camera while on a budget. What’s in this episode Deciding whether it is better to use Autofocus Point Groups or 3D Tracking to capture high speed action shots. Jim & Darin are torn as whether it is safe to trust third-party…
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    TWIP

  • TWiP 387 – DJI Gets Inspired

    Bruce
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:36 pm
    DJI ups their drone game with the release of the next generation Inspire 1. Skypixel.com looks to be the 500px of Aerial photos. Plus Kiera Knightly says digital shooters aren't as connected to their subjects as film shooters. The post TWiP 387 – DJI Gets Inspired appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Street Focus 09: Streets of the World – NYC with James Maher

    Valerie
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    In this Street Of the World segment of Street Focus, I am taking you to New York City. My good friend, street photographer and native New Yorker, James Maher, will be your guide for this adventure! The post Street Focus 09: Streets of the World – NYC with James Maher appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP Meetup: Fine Art Landscape Photography with Serge Ramelli

    Frederick
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Serge Ramelli is a veteran landscape photographer. Hailing from Paris, France, Serge has created an amazing body of work as he traveled the world capturing fantastical landscape imagery. Currently he is in the process of creating a series of fine-art black & white images for 71 galleries around the world, as well as two fine […] The post TWiP Meetup: Fine Art Landscape Photography with Serge Ramelli appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Your Itinerary 04: What’s in My Bag for Costa Rica

    Rob
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Find out what photo gear I bring and how I pack it for a week of shooting in Costa Rica. I've been traveling and photographing in Costa Rica for seven years, and I have a streamlined kit that allows me to shoot and move around easily. The post Your Itinerary 04: What’s in My Bag for Costa Rica appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • 27″ iMac Retina 5K – The Color Gamut Question

    Doug
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:17 pm
    We've had a few inquiries about the Retina 5K display on the new 27" iMac. In particular, TWiP and AAtG listeners have been asking about the color gamut -- how does it compare to the older iMacs and non-Apple displays? The post 27″ iMac Retina 5K – The Color Gamut Question appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • The Samsung NX1 ships next week! Have you reserved your place in line?

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:20 pm
        We can hardly control our excitement -- one of the most eagerly-anticipated cameras of the year is finally about to arrive! Launched at the Photokina tradeshow last September, the Samsung NX1 mirrorless is the company's first truly pro-grade camera, and sports some pretty spectacular features. We're talking a solid weather-sealed magnesium-alloy body, a light-loving backside-illuminated APS-C image sensor with high 28.2-megapixel resolution, 205-point on-chip phase detection autofocus, astounding 15 frames-per-second burst... (read more)
  • Firmware Friday goes mega: Updates from Fuji, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung, Sony!

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
        Sixteen -- make that seventeen cameras already updated, six more updates pledged to arrive soon, one imaging accessory updated, and another accessory likewise promised to receive an update soon: This is one truly epic Firmware Friday. (We have a feeling it's probably record-breaking, and it's actually grown since first post as we just learned of another update!) Olympus In fact, it's so big that we're just going to skip right to the updates, and let them do the talking. We'll start with Olympus, whose new version 2.2 update for... (read more)
  • Motrr Galileo motion platform finally gets the GoPro compatibility you’ve been waiting for

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:54 pm
        Finally, it's here! When Motrr first launched its clever Galileo 360-degree motion platform for the iPhone and iPod Touch some two and a half years ago, we were even more intrigued by a glimpse of a GoPro action camera mounted on the platform. As of a year ago, plans for GoPro compatibility had been temporarily shelved due to connectivity issues. Those issues, it seems, have been resolved and the GoPro mount -- compatible with the Hero3, Hero3+ and Hero4 models -- is expected to begin shipping within two weeks. So what can... (read more)
  • Eye-Fi opens cloud service up to smartphone users

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:08 pm
        Wi-Fi enabled flash card maker Eye-Fi packs some pretty impressive technology into the confines of the humble SD card, but its not just its tech that's feeling the squeeze these days. On the one side, with the demise of the compact camera in the face of camera-equipped smartphones, the average consumer has less need for a way to get their photos onto their phone. On the other, the spread of cameras with built-in Wi-Fi means there's less need for a Wi-Fi addon from those of us who still carry a dedicated camera. Clearly,... (read more)
  • Fuji X-T1 firmware update draws near; even more new features promised for existing owners

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:06 pm
        Last September, we told you about a new firmware update for the Fuji X-T1, promised by the company for delivery in December. Well, now we have a precise date for that update's arrival, as well as a list of new features that's even longer than ever. Ordinarily, we'd have saved this for tomorrow's Firmware Friday roundup -- and indeed, we'll still have news of new firmware for other cameras to tell you about tomorrow -- but this update is so impressive in its scope that it truly deserves its own item. The Fujifilm X-T1... (read more)
 
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 22 November 2014, Saturday

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Nikon 300mm f/4 AF-S. NEW: Nikon 300mm f/4 AF-S Review. A fantastically good lens, but much bigger and heavier than zooms.  
  • 21 November 2014, Friday

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    DEAL: Tascam DR-44WL 4-Channel Portable Recorder with Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Headphones: $299.99 + free 2-day shipping. DEAL: Tascam DR-22WL 2-Channel Portable Recorder with Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Headphones: $169.00 + free 2-day shipping.  
  • 20 November 2014, Thursday

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I so love my X100S My Fuji X100T is on its way to me, but my old X100S (and X100) still rock. Here's a typical example of how it just does everything for me to make my snap look great: Ryan at dinner at UTC. (Fuji X100S, flash ON, Auto Dynamic range 200%, f/2 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 2,500, Perfectly Clear V2.) bigger. The key here is that I get these shots every time, fully automatically. I didn't have to twiddle with my white balance or exposure or lighting ratios or special light modifiers or flash fill level or ISO or anything. I leave it all on AUTO and it just gets my shot right the first…
  • 19 November 2014, Wednesday

    18 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    BLACK FRIDAY: Amazon's Black Friday Deals. BLACK FRIDAY: B&H's Black Friday & Holiday deals.   DEAL: Nikon D3100 with 18-55 VR for $329.95 with free shipping. (refurbished) DEAL: Nikon D3300 for $546.95 with lens and free shipping DEAL: Nikon D5200 for $429.95 with free US shipping (refurbished) DEAL: Nikon D7100 for $819 (refurbished) DEAL: Canon S110 for $250. DEALS! Canon's best lenses on sale. This is how and when I've bought my Canon lenses: when they go on sale as they are now.   Apple iPhone 6 Plus. NEW: Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review. As you saw in my Yosemite gallery, a…
  • 15 November 2014, Saturday

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Weekend Reviews Since I'm off this weekend, here are some headphone reviews for your enjoyment. I have a slew of 180mmm, 300mm and 400mm lenses on deck for review hopefully next week. Beyerdynamic T51i. NEW: Beyerdynamic T51i Review. Brand new, and now the world's best portable headphones.   AKG K812. NEW: AKG K812 Review.  
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    Joe Philipson

  • Crosses of Gaspé

    Joe Philipson
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:09 pm
    I made these photos while biking along the the St. Lawrence River towards the Gaspé Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. As of 2011, there are 5,766,750 people who identify as Catholic. This number is down 2.9% from 2001. In fact, All religious affiliation of any sort is dwindling down world wide. It’s as if globalization has made it easier to communicate, and identify with different people. Maybe realizing that we’re all not that different after all, and maybe what we believe isn’t universal truth. I digress. The heavy influence of Catholicism on the culture of Quebec can be…
  • Halloween at Washington Square Park

    Joe Philipson
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:22 pm
    I had just finished my day of interning at Steve McCurry’s studios… oh right, didn’t I mention? I got an internship for Steve McCurry’s place, now I’m living in NYC for the next few months. (Another post for another day.) I was on my way to REI after work, I popped out of the subway and the costumed kids and parents were already parading around. I made a ton of pictures there at Washington Square Park and around the subway.      
  • Becca and Joe Rath

    Joe Philipson
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    I was invited to a wedding this summer, and although I wasn’t the photographer, I brought my camera and made some frames.
  • NYC and MOMA Art Book Fair 2014

    Joe Philipson
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    I went down to the NYC Art Book Fair, 2014, at Moma PS1 this past weekend in NYC. It was fun to head out with my Mark II and Nikon 35 f/2 and just slide into the white noise that is New York. I went down to check out publishers and see what else is being made out there in the world of photography. Today’s post features some street photography, a small collection of people taking #selfies with long phone poles, and some other oddities from a short time in Times Square. I bought a few books at the Book Fair: –  Fin Serck-Hanssen – Philippe Fragniere’s…
  • Wall Therapy 2014

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

  • On Assignment: Lighting Like Leo

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

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

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Such a simple idea, and not so difficult to do—unless you count all of the self-inspection it will require. Iranian-born (now in Dubai) photographer Atbin Eslami's video-bio of herself first made me think, "that's really cool."And second, "Why haven't I done that?" Read more »
  • On Assignment: Ben Lurye

    6 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    To some a foot bridge abutment, to others a studio. I've long kept a picture file of versatile nearby locations for photographing people. This foot bridge abutment on Columbia Road about two miles from my house is a great example, and it actually gets used a lot.Above it's seen in normal daylight. But with the right light it offers so many different looks. Read more »
  • Choosing a Tripod

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    For lighting photographers, the first thing to consider about a tripod is this: a tripod is your most powerful light.Read more »
 
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    The Luminous Landscape

  • 19 November, 2014 - Photographers Block

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:25 pm
       I’m sure you have experienced what is commonly called writers block.  A time where you just can’t seem to get something on paper the way you want.  The same thing happens to photographers too.  It’s when you reach a point of not being able to creatively create an image the way you want.  It can be frustrating to say the least.  Today, Alain Briot dives into Photographers Block and how to get out of it.  His article Photographers Block will help you find ways out of the doldrum and back to your groove.  UPDATE: – Nov 21…
  • 15 November, 2014 - My Astrophotography Adventure

    15 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
      Lately, as many readers know, Michael Reichmann has ventured into a new area of interest for himself – astrophotography, When Michael dives into something he dives into the deep end head-first.  Today’s article is a look into his journey – An Astrophotography Adventure. Don’t forget we still have a small number of berths available for the Antarctica Trips due to a few cancellations.  It’s still not too late to join us on Antarctica 2015.  Also we have only a few spots left on our Iceland workshop in June.  If you want to explore…
  • Europe's Landscape Photography Event of the Year - Streamed Live

    12 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
      Image By Joe Cornish onLandscape magazine's landscape photography conference takes place amongst some of Britain's most dramatic countryside in the English Lake District on 22nd and 23rd November 2014. Billed as Europe's biggest landscape photography event of the year it brings together some of the continent's best known and loved photographers and the entire weekend is to be beamed out live via satellite and streamed around the world by StreamScape. Luminous-Landscape is happy to announce that our readers can stream the video from the conference or download segments all for a special…
  • 11 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am

    11 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
      Todd R Shaner, using Photoshop Have you tried buying one of those legendary high-quality film scanners recently and been frustrated by their scarcity and high prices? Do you have countless slides and negatives (especially the latter) you would like to digitize but get turned-off by the time and boredom of scanning and the learning curve of scanning software? Using a camera instead of a scanner for photographing the film isn’t a new idea, but Mark Segal and Todd Shaner decided to revisit this approach with fresh thinking about equipment, techniques and novel processing approaches.
  • 2 November, 2014 - Five Brief Audio Interviews from PhotoPlus

    2 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    The PhotoPlus 2014 show in New York in late October saw a few new products being announced, for the first time in North America at least. I had been at Photokina in Germany the month before, and frankly, with only a few exceptions, found the industry to be a bit in the doldrums, as well as in a transition state.  PhotoPlus, because it is a consumer show, was much more lively and the crowds seemed to looking at everything with enthusiasm. Because I was at the show for only one day, I was traveling light, and so instead of the more extensive video interviews which Kevin and I did at…
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    The Online Photographer

  • What Else?

    Michael Johnston
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:34 am
    I was a little surprised by the blowback from the Commentariat over Aaron Greenman's self-publicizing efforts. My question is simple: what else? That is, what's the alternative, if you want to make a name for yourself as a non-commercial photographer, other than doing your best at taking an energetic stab at self-promotion? What's supposed to happen? Spontaneous acclaim? The world beating a path to your door because you invented a better mousetrap? It reminds me of a story I heard about a fine-art magazine I shall not name, conceived and published at a prestigious Southern U.S.
  • Sony Surprise: A7II With IS

    Michael Johnston
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:46 pm
    It's something of a surprise: Sony managed to keep under wraps an interesting new camera that is slated to begin shipping to the home market (i.e., Japan) in less than three weeks. The camera is the fourth iteration of the popular, hot-selling, and rapidly proliferating A7 full-frame mirrorless series, now consisting of the original 24-MP A7, the 36-MP A7r, and the made-for-video 12-MP A7s—the current DxOmark low-light, high-ISO champ. The new camera, called the A7II, differs from its predecessor in several important ways. Most notably, it has in-body image stabilization (IBIS), a five-way…
  • The Most Excellent Aaron C. Greenman

    Michael Johnston
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:22 am
    As I've mentioned many times, I like a wide range of photography, and like to flatter myself that I can be "convinced" (in the sense of persuaded or won over) by outstanding accomplishments even in genres I don't usually find immediately rewarding. However, I can't deny that there are some kinds of photography that are central to why I like the medium in the first place. Probably the core of my "likes" in this respect might be street photography in the classic Leica M tradition, favoring prime lenses, black-and-white images, and an approach to the world that…
  • Quote o' the Day: Ursula K. Le Guin

    Michael Johnston
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:33 am
    "Right now, I think we need writers who know the difference between the production of a market commodity and the practice of an art. Developing written material to suit sales strategies in order to maximize corporate profit and advertising revenue is not quite the same thing as responsible book publishing or authorship. (Thank you, brave applauders.)" —Author Ursula K. Le Guin at the National Book Awards last night Mike(Thanks to S.) Original contents copyright 2014 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post may be to our affiliates;…
  • Urgent Controversy? No

    Michael Johnston
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    I've mentioned that people often point me to things, and occasionally lots of people point me to the same thing. That's the case with an article in an otherwise useful British newspaper by an otherwise sensible British critic titled "Flat, soulless and stupid: why photographs don’t work in art galleries." The writer doesn't actually make an argument. He just says he wishes people wouldn't put photographs in art galleries. This is in one sense a bit like saying he just wishes people wouldn't let Black people and Jews fully participate in society—which is…
 
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    Nikonians News

  • Digital Tidbits: Photoshop CC Perspective Warp

    18 Nov 2014 | 1:33 am
    Adobe released recently a number of updates for Photoshop CC,including the new Perspective Warp feature. This is a tool that allows you to modify the perspective of elements within a picture while not impacting other parts of the picture. A common situation where this presents itself is in architectural photography where a building needs perspective correction. In this article from his Digital Tidbits series, Mike Hagen will show you how to correct the perspective of your photo in 9 simple steps.
  • National Parks photo adventures added

    11 Nov 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Nikonians Academy instructor Michael Mariant has a brand new 2015 schedule taking you to America's National Parks.   Michael is based on California's Central Coast where for over 20 years he has explored the diverse Western States, from the mountains of the High Sierra to the plateaus of the Great Basin and the deserts to the south, capturing the stunning landscape in traditional black and white fine art prints.
  • September Contest Congrats

    11 Nov 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Nikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the September Contests.
  • Winter plans include warm options at Nikonians Academy

    4 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Nikonians Academy instructor Rick Hulbert will be in Los Angeles next month (Dec 11-14) presenting his popular Urban and Street Photography workshop. This 4-day workshop features a calculated mix of illustrated lectures and location shooting. While the lectures will give you the fundamental information you need, you will spend a significant portion of the workshop in the field, with hands on photography. Rick will be giving daily constructive critiques of your images, which is a key part of the learning experience.
  • Nikon D750 - More Than an Update

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:46 am
    Three months before Christmas Nikon presents a new full-frame DSLR - a camera which lies between the D610 and D810, but is more than an upgrade of the D700. Discover more in our first review about this novelty.
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    Imaging Insider

  • Adobe Announces Lightroom 5.7 and Camera Raw 8.7

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:27 am
    Tweet Adobe today announces the availability of Lightroom 5.7, Adobe Camera Raw 8.7 and DNG Converter 8.7 as final releases onAdobe.comand through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6. This release corrects issues reported in earlier versions of Lightroom 5 and Camera Raw 8. In addition, raw file format support is added for 24 new cameras including the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Nikon D750, and Sony ILCE-5100. Specifically for Lightroom 5.7, new features include an importer tool for customers migrating from Aperture and iPhoto, as well as the ability to view comments and feedback…
  • First Hasselblad Camera used in Space sold for $275,000

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:58 am
    Tweet BOSTON, MA – (November 13, 14) The first Hasselblad camera body and Zeiss lens carried into orbit onboard Mercury-Atlas 8, and again on Mercury-Atlas9 missions sold for $275,000 on Thursday according to Massachusetts-based RR Auction. Wally Schirra reportedly purchased the Hasselblad 500c camera at a Houston photo supply shop in 1962, and brought it back to NASA for mission use preparation. The modifications that were made by the United States Air Force camera laboratory in conjunction with Wally Schirra and fellow astronaut Gordon Cooper included the installation of a 100-exposure…
  • Phottix Introduces Two New Mitros TTL Flash Units for Photographers Using the Sony Multi-Interface Hotshoe

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    Tweet Powerful, reliable and affordable Mitros and Mitros+ Electronic Flash units now available for use with newer Sony cameras, which use the Sony multi-interface hotshoe Hampstead, MD (November 12, 2014) – Phottix announces the worldwide introduction of two new Mitros TTL Flash units for use with the proprietary Sony multi-interface hotshoe. Following more than three years in development, the two new Phottix flash units not only fit the multi-interface hotshoe found on newer Sony cameras but electronics in the flash units readily communicate with the cameras’ own expanded capabilities…
  • CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES NEW SUPER-TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS, THE COMPACT AND HIGHLY MOBILE CANON EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Tweet New Super-Telephoto Zoom Lens Delivers an Enhanced IS System Providing Four Shutter Speed Steps of Correction, a Rotation-Type Zoom Ring, and New Optical Element Formula to Help Maximize Image Quality MELVILLE, N.Y., November 10, 2014 ─ Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the highly anticipated Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II USM lens, a second generation compact super-telephoto zoom lens featuring significant advancements in optical quality, image stabilization performance up-to-four steps, and rotating-zoom-ring design. This new L-series super-…
  • LYTRO LAUNCHES THE LYTRO PLATFORM TO EMPOWER EXPLORATION OF LIGHT FIELD TECHNOLOGY

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Tweet · With significant interest from imaging innovators to integrate light field technology into new applications, Lytro unveils the Lytro Platform· Next stage in company strategy expands reach of light field technology beyond photography to power any imaging device with a lens and sensor· Lytro Development Kit puts organizations on a path to build and customize their own devices and applications based on Lytro’s proprietary hardware and software MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – (Nov. 6, 2014) – Lytro, Inc. today announced the Lytro Platform to empower innovative organizations to harness…
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    Photofocus

  • Autofocus Essentials with Canon DSLRs

    Richard Harrington
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    I put together a short tutorial to help Canon users get the most out of using Autofocus on their DSLR cameras.  The autofocus controls are often faster and achieve more accurate results than you can get with the manual controls. Explore how to use autofocus in this brief tutorial. You may also find it helpful to check out this tutorial on shooting in Manual Exposure mode This tutorial is a single movie from the Up and Running with the Canon 6D course by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 1 hour and 33 minutes and explores the key features and controls of the Canon 6D…
  • Mind Your Own Business: Advice to New Photographers Starting Out and Seasoned Artists Headed in New Directions

    Richard Harrington
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    Don’t miss our next Google Hangout. The event is Monday, November 22, 2014.  It’s absolutely free to attend thanks to Adobe, SongFreedom and Drobo. It starts at 4PM Eastern/1PM Pacific. NOTE: We will be giving away a copy of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan to one viewer during the event.  You must be watching live. Join Skip Cohen, Richard Harrington, and guest Lori Nordstrom. They’ll explore practical advice for new photographers who are just starting their career or those who are looking to transition their careers to new opportunities.  This is a great…
  • Practical Advice for Shooting with Long Lenses

    photofocusadmin
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Long lenses magnify. That’s their main job. A 500mm lens offers 10x magnification when compared to a 50mm lens. Any mistakes you would make with a 50mm lens are magnified 10 times with a 500mm lens. Most problems associated with getting sharp images with long lenses are associated with vibration. Vibration can come from many sources. Wind is a major culprit. A tripod that’s not sturdy enough for the lens mounted to it is a major cause of vibration. An inadequate tripod head is also a common source of vibration. So, when using a long lens, one of your primary concerns is to reduce or…
  • Featured Photo by Barry Mountford

    MelissaNiu
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Thanks to our friends at Drobo, we are thrilled to announce our “Featured Photo Contest.” Every week we will pick a photo that is posted to our Facebook or Google+ communities and feature it on Photofocus! Then each month we’ll open voting from the community.  The top vote getter will win a special prize from our partners at Drobo as well as a profile story here on Photofocus. Today’s featured photo is by the talented Barry Mountford. Nikon d750 and theNikon 85mm 1.8   “Well it was Sunday morning, we didn’t have anything planned so what do we do? BLOW…
  • How to Direct Models (Or Any Subject) for Great Pictures

    Vanelli
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    When I first started photographing portraits, I enlisted the help from a local model named Wendy. Wendy was one of the most requested models in our area. Sure she was beautiful and had a great physique, but that wasn’t why everyone requested her. She knew her stuff! How to pose, create emotion, where to look, the list goes on. The best part, she taught me how to interact with a model. Photographer’s Job A photographer’s job is to command the set, to be a leader. As a leader, we need to make sure our subject feels relaxed and comfortable. Trusting us to guide them down a path…
 
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    The Leica Camera

  • Ryoma Kashiwagi: An Artist’s View of Le Mans

    Leica Internet Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    Fascinated with photography and motor racing at a very young age, Ryoma Kashiwagi spent a dozen years as a successful photojournalist covering the Middle East before finding his true calling as a fine art fashion photographer. Here he shares the fascinating story of how he came to create “Le Mans Classic 2014,” a work that may [...]
  • Gianluca Panella: Gaza Blackout’s Backstage

    Biana
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    Born in Florence in 1976, Gianluca Panella, is a photographer who has recently been based in Jerusalem. In the course of this interview, he tells us about his journey towards a photojournalism that can fully integrate the author’s vision in rendering information. He also details the ideas and methods behind the creation of his “Gaza [...]
  • David English: Reverberations

    Leica Internet Team
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    What do music and photography have in common? Quite a lot, it turns out. You might think of one as moving and the other as static. However, photography — even within its fixed frame — can flow from one extreme to another. Or it can set up a pattern that repeats and evolves within the [...]
  • Curt O. Schaller: Appreciating the Abstraction of Black and White

    Leica Internet Team
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:56 am
    Curt O. Schaller, cameraman, steadicam operator and photographer, works professionally on the development of the optimization of camera stabilizing systems and accessories, for camera accessories manufacturer Sachtler. He now photographs his catalog himself with a Leica M and his R lenses. While perfection in this case is central, when he works on his own projects [...]
  • Claire Yaffa – Thoughts of Poets, Philosophers and Dreamers, Chapter 33

    Leica Internet Team
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:53 am
    Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 48 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been [...]
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    Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

  • Ello, My New Favorite Social Network

    Thomas Hawk
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:47 pm
    I just spent $40 on a t-shirt. I don’t think I’ve ever spent $40 on a t-shirt in my life. The t-shirt is a limited edition threadless Ello t-shirt designed by @nopattern. I’ve been given t-shirts in the past by many social networks and sites. I have a Google+ t-shirt, I have a Facebook t-shirt, I have a Flickr t-shirt, I have a friendfeed t-shirt from back in the day. Twitter never gave me one, but that’s ok. The Ello one I bought for myself though. I like to think that this is some small way that I can help contribute towards the ad-free social experience that quickly has become my…
  • The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, My New Favorite Wide Angle Canon L Series Lens

    Thomas Hawk
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:32 pm
    I almost didn’t purchase the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens. I remember a conversation when I bought it a few years back on Google+ with my good pal Gordon Laing where I was really debating buying it. It was in pre production and I had an order in with B&H but it hadn’t shipped yet. At around $1,400 the lens felt expensive for what I worried might be an oddball lens, a lens useful for making a few high impact fisheye shots but not good for much else. I’m happy to say that I did buy the EF 8-15mm fisheye lens and that I couldn’t be more happy about that decision. My main…
  • The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM lens — One of the Fastest Canon Primes You Can Buy

    Thomas Hawk
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    It doesn’t get any more bokeh than f/1.2. The first thing you notice when you hold the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens for the first time is how significant the weight of this lens is over the less expensive EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens or EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens(both also excellent 50mms lenses). You can feel the quality as you weigh it in your hand. A big, solid, piece of glass allows this super fast f/1.2L lens to get the shallowest depth of field possible. If you are going to be shooting in the darkest of environments, this is the lens for you. I use this lens a lot at night time parties or indoor…
  • Had a Great Time Photowalking Last Week at the Microsoft Store #MSStoreWalkSF

    Thomas Hawk
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I had a great time out photowalking last Thursday night with a great SF crew around downtown SF. The walk was hosted by the always awesome Microsoft store in San Francisco (go check them out in the Westfield Centre in SF). Thank you to everyone who came out for the walk. It was great to see old friends and also make some new ones. We started out the walk in the center itself and got some nice photos of the great dome. From there we made our way up Powell Street, shooting some of the local color around Union Square and eventually made our way to the very top of Nob Hill. Originally we planned…
  • Time to Go Macro With the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens

    Thomas Hawk
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    While the EF 135mm f/2L USM is my favorite Canon L Series lens, one thing it does not do is macro photography. With a minimum focus distance of 3 feet, the EF 135mm lens can do a great job with a lot of flowers or other traditional macro subjects, but it really cannot do traditional macro work. If you want a very high quality portrait lens that can also do macro work, the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is the lens for you. Like the EF 135mm lens, this lens is an Image Stabilization lens which is helpful to minimize camera shake when you take those super close very precise macro shots. This is…
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  • How to Make People Feel Comfortable In Front of a Camera (With Science)

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    I ran across this video and I thought it is worth a watch. One of the main things we all shoot, regardless of our market or genre, is people. Whether or not you are working with actors, a professional spokesperson or “non-talent” talent, those that aren’t used to being in front of a camera, they all share the same thing- they are human. So if you can better understand how people react in front of a camera (whether still or video) that can only help you in getting better performances or capturing more natural moment. This video features a portrait photographer, Peter Hurley, and a…
  • DJI Inspire 1 Does Just That: Inspire

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    OK, this puppy fires one’s imagination and immolates one’s wallet (relative to the DJI Phantom), but the DJI Inspire 1 aerial drone looks like it just might be worth it. Take the ease of use, specs and functions of DJI’s renowned Phantom (specifically the Phantom 2 Vision +). Double the maximum frame rate of the on-board, Sony Exmor sensor-equipped, stabilized camera to 60fps in 1080p. Up the maximum resolution to 4K with frame rates up to 30p. Increase level flight speed without wind from 15m/s to 22 m/s and increase the range of motion for the camera both horizontally and vertically.
  • Drones Finally Legal for Filmmakers (Sort of)

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    We all know that drones are becoming almost omnipresent (and in the case of my Facebook feed every other post) and it seems like everyone now has a drone of some size they are trying to learn how to fly. You now have permission (sort of) – to fly drones for commercial use.  Does this mean you will use drones in your next production? My question is how many of you were flying your drones anyway before the FAA recently ruled that they will allow permits for certain productions to use aerial drone photography? If you do let me state that I don’t condone skirting the rules on paid…
  • Amazing Use of Creativity in Lighting this Car

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    Many people think that it costs a fortune to create beautiful images. Many times this is true that the more resources you have the better quality the end product will be.  However, this is the perfect example that shows that you are the greatest resource and your idea might be worth more than you can imagine. This image was taken with about $300 in cost and a couple of fisherman. Check out the lighting layout for the entire shoot. – Divers light submerged below the ice behind the car to light the ice – Camera, Photographer and an iPad and CamRanger to control the camera –…
  • DxO Releases Full Version of DxO FilmPack 5 Analog Film Emulation Package

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    French imaging software company DxO Labs has released the latest version of its analog film emulation software package DxO FilmPack 5. Prior to this, FilmPack 5’s film simulations were integrated into the recently-released DxO OpticsPro 10 as a plug-in. Now they are available via a standalone application as well as plugins for your favorite image editing software including Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture. And, of course, DxO OpticsPro itself from version 10 onwards. DxO Labs has a special offer going right now on their complete photography suite…
 
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  • Sony stabilizes full-frame mirrorless camera

    Paul Worthington
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Sony updated its A7 mirrorless camera, saying it now offers the first full-frame ILC with a 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization system. The 5-axis system compensates for yaw, pitch, roll, and vertical and horizontal motion, and Sony says it will yield 4.5 stops of stabilization correction. As the Imaging Resource notes, Olympus first debuted a 5-axis […]
  • Flickr decorates walls

    Paul Worthington
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Yahoo’s Flickr photo sharing site says it is now “bringing the best photographers from around the world to your walls.” The service will sell large prints of more than 50 million “freely-licensed Creative Commons images” and selected collections from Flickr’s licensed artists. (Artists retain 51 percent of net sales, TechCrunch reported.) Among the images now […]
  • “Smartphone Mums” risk losing memories

    Paul Worthington
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:04 pm
    In London, imaging software developer Nero says its research shows “44 percent of this first generation of ‘smartphone mums’ admit that they would lose all of their photos if their phone was lost or broken.” The study found 92 percent of UK mothers use smartphones to photograph their children, and 49 percent believe social media […]
  • JVC offers Micro Four Thirds camcorder with 4K resolution

    Paul Worthington
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:02 pm
    JVC says its “palm-sized camera with professional features …makes ultra-high definition 4K economical for cinematographers, webcasters and broadcasters, corporate and live event production teams, and independent filmmakers.” The GY-LS300 compact camcorder features a Micro Four Thirds lens mount, “to accommodate the largest variety of lenses and adapters without compromising image quality and lens characteristics,” the […]
  • Google advances image recognition

    Paul Worthington
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:48 pm
    I don’t know about you, but now I want pizza. On its Research Blog, scientists at Google who are “building a natural description of images” report they’ve improved the automatic accurate description of a complex scene. “People can summarize a complex scene in a few words without thinking twice,” they write. “It’s much more difficult […]
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  • Sony Quietly Releases the New Alpha 7 Mark II

    William Chambers
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:08 am
    Yesterday, Sony Electronics quietly released information about an all new full-frame Alpha series ILC, the a7 Mark II. Sporting very similar specifications to the a7, including the same 24.3-megapixel full-frame Exmor CMOS image sensor, Fast Hybrid AF system, and 3.0-inch tilting display, the Mark II adds support for Sony's newer XAVC-S video codec, an all new 5-axis in-body image stabilization system (compensates for up 4.5 stops), improved shooting and AF performance over its predecessor, and a few design tweaks. For more product images and/or information on specifications, check out our…
  • Adobe Lightroom 5.7 Update Released

    William Chambers
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:39 am
    Adobe has just released Version 5.7 of their popular photo editing software, Photoshop Lightroom. You can download this update directly, or via the upgrade option within earlier Lightroom versions. Version 5.7 includes additional RAW camera file support, new lens profiles, and corrects some bugs reported with earlier versions.  Camera Rumors notes that v5.7 adds support for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, PowerShot G7 X, and PowerShot SX60 HS, along with four Canon EF mount lenses from Zeiss, Sigma, and Tokina. Below are the update notes from Adobe:Upgrade NotesTo update your Lightroom 1,…
  • Save Some Coin with Sony's Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

    William Chambers
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    If you're looking to get a new Sony camera, this post is for you. Just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Sony will be running some awesome sales on several of their camera lines, including their Alpha products. They noted that these deals will be available though all of their authorized Sony dealers, including Amazon, B&H Photo, etc. Below is a list of some of the deals you can expect to see. Click the links to view current pricing at Amazon, but remember the sale doesn't start until the 28th! Sony a5000          Sony a5000 kit w/ 16-50mm…
  • Just Published: Our Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 Review

    William Chambers
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    On Monday, we posted an early look at the E-PL7's sample photos. We've now completed our full, hands on review. The latest model in the Digital PEN lineup, the E-PL7 is a compact mirrorless ILC that uses Olympus' Micro Four Thirds lens mount system, and borrows many of its high-end features from their more expensive OM-D line. These include a powerful 16-megapixel 4/3 Live MOS image sensor, the TruePic VII image processor, and an in-body 3-axis image stabilization system to name a few. To learn all about this stylish new ILC, see our in-depth Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 digital camera…
  • Canon Launches a New Super-Telephoto Lens for their EOS line, the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

    William Chambers
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Canon has just released an updated version of one of their popular super-zoom lenses, the new EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM. This model offers improved image quality and performance, made possible thanks to a new optical design (21 elements, including fluoride and Super ED elements), as well as an improved Image Stabilization (IS) system (which now offers up to 4 stops of compensation). Canon has also changed up the operational style of the camera, using a rotating zoom lens, similar to what's used on models like their  EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens. More details can be found in…
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    A Photo Editor

  • This Week In Photography Books: John Gossage

    Jonathan Blaustein
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein When I was young, a school year felt like a decade. Time moved like blue children’s goop, as it slithers out of its container. (Slurp, slurp, slide a millimeter, slurp, slurp.) I’m well aware that this idea is far from new. That time moves more quickly as we age. I know it. You know it. So why do I mention it now? Because it will be Thanksgiving next week. We’ve already had snow here, and it’s dipped below 0 at night. Honestly, I’m not sure how this happened. Summer feels like it was just here; the moisture residue on the window pane, after…
  • Art Producers Speak: Jennifer Whalen

    Suzanne Sease
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    We emailed Art Buyers and Art Producers around the world asking them to submit names of established photographers who were keeping it fresh and up-and-comers who they are keeping their eye on. If you are an Art Buyer/Producer or an Art Director at an agency and want to submit a photographer anonymously for this column email: Suzanne.sease@verizon.net Anonymous Art Buyer: I nominate Jennifer Whalen because I saw an old soul within an emerging talent. Jennifer has the eye, the skill and the production chops of a much more experienced shooter but has the fresh approach of someone seeing things…
  • Photographers’ Rep Julian Richards on Why He Abruptly Quit the Business

    A Photo Editor
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    PDN: What kinds of changes to the industry had the biggest impact on your work as an agent? JR: Before I answer, I should say that the governing principles remain the same. It’s a timeless dynamic, going door-to-door flogging stuff. There’s all sorts of nuance, but it only takes one bout of sitting in an advertising agency’s reception area surrounded by portfolios—waiting for the assistant art buyer to totter out and escort you to a conference room—to allay any doubt that there’s something fundamentally Willy Loman about the whole gig. That hasn’t changed. Nor…
  • The Daily Edit – Gabriela Herman : Rodeo Queens/Cosmopolitan

    Heidi Volpe
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
      Promo Photographer: Gabriela Herman Text and reporting: Kelly Williams Brown Design: Tyson Evans Cosmopolitan Art Director: Mariana Tuma ( freelance ) Photo Director: Alix Campbell Photo Editor: Allie Kircher Heidi: Did Cosmopolitan commission this project or did you bring this idea forward? Gabriela: This was a commissioned assignment for Cosmo and my first assignment for them. They contacted me in the summer of last year after seeing a story I had shot for Martha Stewart Living on the Kutztown Folk Festival. The first part of the rodeo shoot had a sort of similar, small-town fair…
  • Cinematographer Roger Deakins Shares 25 Pieces of Juicy Filmmaking Knowledge

    A Photo Editor
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:40 am
    Cinematography is a strange blend of creative art and practical resourcefulness. Deakins is aware of this and, while striving for artistic relevance in his films, acknowledges that he sometimes needs to get out of the way and avoid favoring perfectionism over the realistic obstacles of a shoot. He’s also quick to point out that his job is ultimately to serve the director and that the “art” of cinematography is meaningless when it doesn’t benefit the director’s vision. It is this combination of attitudes that makes Deakins a voice of reason in cinematography circles. He’s such a…
 
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  • Creative underexposure with Nikon DSLR camera

    [NR] admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Creative underexposure with a Nikon DSLR camera is written by Deci Gallen (Website | Facebook | Instagram): With the release of the D750, much has been made of its ability to recover shadow detail. Given the range of talents that the D750 has it is strange that this has been singled out given that the D800 and D4, released in 2012, outperform it in this regard, and the cheaper D600 (also from 2012) is able to match it at base ISO. And the old guard, the D700, D3 and D3s, weren’t too shabby at recovery either! With news of incredible shadow recovery typically there comes two responses: the…
  • Deal of the day: spend $100 in camera gift cards at Amazon, get an additional $25

    [NR] admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Amazon has a new deal on DSLR and compact system cameras: spend $100 in camera gift cards* and get an additional $25 to spend on qualifying digital cameras. You can read all the details here. A list of all ongoing rebates and deals for Black Friday can be found here. * The camera gift card can be used toward the purchase of any product(s) shipped and sold by Amazon.com. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Amazon Lightning Deal: Nikon D7100 for $800 ($400 off)…
  • Nikon USA announces “I AM GENERATION IMAGE” campaign

    [NR] admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Nikon USA announced today a new "I AM GENERATION IMAGE" campaign (iamgenerationimage.com) with the hope to persuade smartphone millennial consumers to upgrade to a Nikon camera: Press release: Nikon Inc. Announces New 'I AM Generation Image' Integrated Campaign to Celebrate and Support a World that Communicates Visually “I AM Generation Image” Will Include Inspiring Content and Encourage Others to Share Their Own Passions Through Authentic Imagery MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. has announced its new “I AM Generation Image” integrated campaign, which is the imaging leader’s…
  • New low price: grey market Nikon D610 is now $1,199.99

    [NR] admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    After the last price drop, a brand new grey market Nikon D610 is now listed for $1,199.99 on eBay (with free shipping, limited quantity available). Related posts: New low price: grey market Nikon D800 for $2,100 Nikon D800 grey market for $2,200 B&H discounted some grey market Nikon lenses
  • Nikon F3-P camera parts diagram

    [NR] admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:24 am
    This is a Nikon F3-P camera parts diagram poster that was probably used in repair/service facilities: Via Japancamerahunter Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Nikon USA to stop selling camera parts to independent repair shops You can now buy Nikon parts online NPS can diagnose and repair a Nikon D4 in 20 minutes
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  • Deal: Exclusive Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Lens Savings

    Canon Rumors
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Adorama is offering an exclusive coupon code for Canon Rumors readers this weekend. You can save $100 off of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART series lens. This offer runs from now until 9AM EST on Monday. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art for Canon $849 (After $100 instant savings) You must use the coupon code CRSWEEKEND at checkout and will only work from the above link. This offer is for US residents only. cr
  • DPReview: EOS 7D Mark II Shooting Experience

    Canon Rumors
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:32 am
    DPReview has added their “shooting experience” to their first impression review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. As I have found, the camera has some ergonomic upgrades over the original EOS 7D. From DPReview “As an owner of the original EOS 7D, I was excited to try the Mark II edition of what has, for me, been a robust and reliable tool. The original 7D was a solidly built camera; mine has suffered through more incidents of dropped packs, collisions with rocks, and general abuse than I care to admit publicly. Admittedly, as a five year old model it’s getting bit long in…
  • Adobe Lightroom 5.7 Now Available

    Canon Rumors
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:19 am
    Lightroom 5.7 is now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 5.  The goal of this release is to provide support for additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom. Release Notes Features Updates to Synced Collections: Synced collections now show a more prominent share button at the top of the Toolbar.  This allows you to quickly share your synced collection with friends, family, and clients using Lightroom web (http://lightroom.adobe.com). Comments and likes left on…
  • Patent: Canon EF-S 11-24mm f/3.5-4.5

    Canon Rumors
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Is Canon working on a replacement to the very good EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5? By the looks of this patent they are. I’d expect any replacement to have STM and maybe a bit better build quality, though the current one is about as reliable as they come. Example 3 (Google Translated) Zoom ratio 2.07 Focal length 11.61-15.50-24.07mm Fno. 3.63-3.96-4.69 Half angle ω = 49.64-41.38-29.58 ° Image height Y = 13.66mm Overall length of the lens 133.0-129.1-133.3mm BF 3.26mm Negative positive and negative positive 4-group zoom Inner focus (Lf part of the first group) Source: [EG] cr
  • New Sigma Lenses Coming Q1 of 2015 [CR1]

    Canon Rumors
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:09 pm
    A reported roadmap for Sigma has shown up over at SigmaRumors.com. They’re told that Sigma’s 24mm f/1.4 ART lens has been delayed until Q1 of 2015. This has been a rumoured lens for quite some time. Also mentioned are a 14-24mm f/4 Art which makes a lot of sense. Also mentioned is a 16-20mm f/2, which seems a bit constrained on the zoom range, why not just make a 16mm f/2? Source: [SR] cr
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    Digital Photography School

  • Tips for Using Shutter Speed Creatively

    Jim Hamel
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Shutter speed is one of those things that is initially a problem to be solved, but once you do that it becomes a tool that allows you to take better and more creative photos. First you should understand how shutter speed works and how to change it. You will need to make sure it is fast enough that your pictures turn out crisp. But once you’ve mastered those things, you can start using shutter speed to your advantage. You can slow it down to create a sense of movement, or speed it up to stop the action. Grey Whale Cove: 1/4 second at f/16, ISO 100 This article will show you the basics of…
  • How to Buy Used Camera Gear

    Suzi Pratt
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Even though the prices of digital photography equipment continue to fall significantly, it can be a tough to dole out a thousand plus dollars on a brand new camera or lens. On the positive side, camera gear (especially lenses) retains its value really well. As a result, there’s almost always a surplus of used camera bodies, lenses, and accessories. Before you take the plunge and buy used gear, be sure to understand that used equipment can be a bit tricky to assess in terms of quality and price. As a photographer who shamelessly has about 50% used gear in her collection, here are some…
  • Weekly Photography Challenge Bird’s Eye View

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Earlier I shared a collection of photos shot from above using a bird’s eye view. In the photography challenge last week you were assigned to photograph from a worm’s eye view or low down. This week you will be looking down, using the bird’s eye view to create your images. Bird’s eye view Bird’s are usually flying overhead or sitting up high on a wire looking down on us. So try something to get that kind of perspective in your image this week. Get up high and look down. That could mean: Climb to a roof or the top of a hill and look down Stand on a chair to…
  • 34 Vertigo Inducing Bird’s Eye View Photos

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last week I rounded up a bunch of worm’s eye view images so this week we’re going the other way and taking the high road with bird’s eye view photos. Angle of view and perspective use is a great way to make more interesting images. As you might suspect bird’s eye view photos are taken from above, look down on the subject. That could mean standing on a chair, climbing a ladder, shooting from a rooftop or even a mountain top. Enjoy these bird’s eye view photos and allow them to inspire you: Conical Lifestyle by Drew Hopper on 500px Socializing by Edwin Leung on…
  • Portrait Consultations: Two Questions That Make A Big Difference

    Meredith Clark
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    I vividly remember the first time I was asked to take photos for someone that I didn’t know. We had friends in common, and she had seen some of the photos that I had taken of friends and family, but we had never met. We talked over the phone, and arranged a time for me to come to her home and take some photos of her daughter. The big day arrived a week or so later, and I was SO nervous. I wasn’t sure what her home looked like, or what the lighting situation would be, or whether her daughter was sitting up by herself yet or not. I didn’t know how long I should stay, whether I…
 
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    1001 Noisy Cameras

  • Camera Deals in the 2014 Black Friday Circular Ads

    1001nc
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    Time flies! We are in Black Friday season once again. This post goes through the various Black Friday Circular Ads for 2014 and points out the items of camera and photo interest. This post only focuses on Circular Ads. It will be updated multiple times (this is the permalink for bookmarking purposes) until we cover most of the stores or my brain turns to mush – whichever happens first (most likely the latter). For deals as they happen (eg online deals), check the Camera Deals blog with full-text RSS feed. Latest Update: November 23 at 12:52am ET – added Target… More stores…
  • Fuji X100T Stock Status tracking page

    1001nc
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Fuji is continuing their Big Sensor Prime line with the all new X100T APS-C fixed lens camera! This post is tracking the stock status of the camera! With the move to WordPress, we are no longer using Javascript widgets for the Stock Status table. It is plain HTML so you can read it on more devices and browsers. You can bookmark this in your browser or your RSS News Reader or your favorite bookmarking service (XMarks, Pinboard, etc). Latest update: November 17, 2014 at 1:07pm ET – Supplies are steady overall, in other words, if you want to get it right away, there are many options……
  • How to Opt-Out of Adobe’s Tracking of Desktop App Usage Information

    1001nc
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    Adobe is not exactly a champion of user privacy. In addition to the high profile hacking case of a few months ago, they also got caught red handed data hoarding on ebook users. And that’s before you consider all the issues with the Adobe PDF Reader software and Flash. So if you want to limit your exposure to Adobe’s data hoarding a little bit more, there is one option in your Adobe.com account profile that you can control, it tells Adobe not to collect “Desktop App Usage Information”. It is turned ON (ON = collect data) by default. I have no way of knowing how much of…
  • Latest Short Updates (from Twitter)

    1001nc
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:28 pm
    You can find our latest Twitter updates right here or go directly to the @1001noisycamera Twitter account where I struggle to fit everything into 140 characters. Tweets by @1001noisycamera The post Latest Short Updates (from Twitter) appeared first on 1001 Noisy Cameras.
  • Site News: the Camera Deals Blog is now running on WordPress!

    1001nc
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Success! The Camera Deals blog is now up and running on WordPress! We have a long post with more details and with shortcuts to the various camera manufacturers, mounts and camera types for quick access. More things need to get sorted out in the next few days, but the website is up and running and loaded with new deals as well. The Old TypePad blog has moved to an archival sub-domain and will no longer be updated. If you notice any problems, issues, or have suggestions and such, please let us know! And just like that, we no longer have any active blogs on TypePad. It’s WordPress time!
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    Digital ProTalk

  • ”Gentle Souls”

    David Ziser
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:16 pm
    ”Gentle Souls©David A. Ziser I find this image utterly fascinating. Or maybe it’s the subject matter. We all know jellyfish are not so gentle, especially if you are stung by one.  But in keeping your distance and watching them move made this title come to mind.  Somehow watching the movement of a jellyfish just mesmerizes me. The gentle, delicate structure of the miracle of nature is just beautiful to see. This image was made while we were visiting Valencia’s wonderful City of Arts and Science. Your right – this photo was taken in an aquarium.  I made most of my images…
  • Travel Photography Pointers: Portugal & Beyond

    David Ziser
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    Good Morning Everybody, After our brief stay in Gibraltar we headed out to Villamoura, Portugal which was about a 2 1/2 hour drive.  Once again, we were presented with the ever changing landscape.  From wind turbines to those beautifully designed Spanish bridges.  I have to say – Spain has the most exciting modern architecture throughout the country – more than any other country LaDawn and I have traveled. We finally arrived at our newest destination about 3 in the afternoon. A quick side note – we had always wanted to stay in this resort.  It is one of the jewels of…
  • ”The Long And Winding Road”

    David Ziser
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    ”The Long And Winding Road©David A. Ziser This image was made while traveling through Andalusia, Spain. We had stopped briefly to explore what looked to be an old castle of some kind.  Turned out to be an abandoned water tower for a real estate deal that-went-south in the economic crunch a few years ago. The climb to the top of the hill presented us with some great vantage points for some cool panoramas.  This is one of my favorites. Compositionally I love the road meandering gently through the foreground heading into parts unknown in the distance. The contrasting colors and…
  • Looks Like Prudential Insurance Was Here ;~)

    David Ziser
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    Good Morning Everybody, I thought I’d sneak in a quick post today about our unfortunately short visit to the Rock of Gibraltar. After a weeklong stay in Malaga we had to overnight one night on our way to Villamoura, Portugal. Gibraltar seemed to be the perfect mid-point stop. We've never been to that part of the world and I never in my life expected it to be visiting Gibraltar but now –here we were. It turns out that it was one of the highlights of our travels. Needless to say the approach to the city is quite impressive when you first see the shadow of the rocket Gibraltar, one of the…
  • ”A View From The Top”

    David Ziser
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    ”A View From The Top©David A. Ziser Here is another image I captured during our stay in the Andalusia region of Spain.  The locales in this part of Spain are simply spectacular.  This image was made from the town of Ronda which was built on the top of the cliffs in the area.  This setting gave the residents a perfect vantage point in order to keep their eyes on any would be intruders. Shooting mid-day under very sunny lighting conditions can be quite challenging.  In the past I have tried to remedy the situation by shooting my Canon 5D Mark III in HDR mode.  I’ve…
 
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  • Help yourself to a free portfolio sampler

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

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

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

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

    Andy Ilachinski
    2 Aug 2013 | 6:54 pm
    Synesthetic Landscapes by Andy IlachinskiAddendum: (1) a recent review (in French) appears on the We Love Photo blogsite; (2) related images have appeared in Lenswork Extended DVD Edition #105; and (3) a selection of older images (that do not appear in the above book, but are from the same portfolio) and an accompanying essay will appear in the Winter 2013 issue of Stone Voices.
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  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens

    12 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    Canon have introduced the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, a new powerful, high-performance zoom lens in Canon’s acclaimed L-series, ideal for passionate sports and wildlife photographers. A successor to the hugely popular EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, the new model features a range of upgrades to improve image quality and enhance usability, setting a...
  • Nikon 90 Million NIKKOR Lens Production Milestone

    5 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    Nikon Australia is proud to announce it has reached the milestone achievement of 90 million in total production of NIKKOR lenses1 for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras. The milestone, officially reached at the end of October 2014, is also accompanied by the equally momentous 50 million total production mark for NIKKOR lenses equipped with Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) technology...
  • HD Pentax-DA 16-85mmF3.5-5.6ED DC WR Lens

    3 Nov 2014 | 2:53 am
    Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation has announced the launch of the HD Pentax-DA 16-85mmF3.5-5.6ED DC WR. Designed for use with Pentax K-mount digital SLR cameras, this interchangeable zoom lens is the newest addition to the K-mount series and will provide photographers with a new, high-quality lens option for capturing cutting edge imagery in virtually any setting. Developed...
  • Pentax K-S1 Sweets Collection

    1 Nov 2014 | 5:29 am
    Ricoh has announced the launch of the Pentax K-S1 Sweets Collection, which consists of three special-color models of the Pentax K-S1 digital SLR camera. Featuring a compact, lightweight body and a stylish, progressive design, these special-edition Pentax K-S1 models, now available with Flu card, provide outstanding imaging performance that rivals that of upper-class models and...
  • Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II Camera

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    Canon today expands its Cinema EOS System with the launch of the EOS C100 Mark II, a new large sensor professional video camera. The lightweight, compact HD video camera builds on the success of the acclaimed EOS C100, delivering improved image quality and greater creative flexibility alongside easier operation and – a first for the Cinema EOS series - wireless sharing capabilities...
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  • Where to Buy and Rent Photography Equipment Online

    Paul Escott
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:14 am
    We’ve talked before on our site about where to buy good and cheap professional photography equipment and today we’re going to take an in depth look at the online sector. The big cities, such as Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami or NYC have lots of stores where you can spend hours searching for the best piece of essential equipment; but when it comes to the online, things get a bit more complicated. You can’t hold the camera in your hands like you would in a physical store and you can’t talk to the salespersons, who, aside from a gleeful Hi, always have precious information for you.
  • What is Boudoir Photography and How to Approach It?

    Paul Escott
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Boudoir Photography Boudoir photography’s increasingly popularity is telling us that people are losing their inhibitions, which can be a great thing, but boudoir photography is not new at all, it first started taking off in the early ‘20s. Back then it was only actresses and models who would be shot in skimpy outfits inside their boudoir. Now, everyone’s doing and loving it. Before we start, you need to keep in mind that boudoir photography differs from nude photography or erotic photography. Today we’re going to take a closer look to boudoir photography and give you, the…
  • Top 5 Best Canon Digital Cameras to Try

    Paul Escott
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Are you thinking about casting aside your old Canon Elph series camera and getting a new and more advanced Canon digital SLR camera, but you’re feeling overwhelmed by the amount of Canon digital cameras available on the market? Worry not, we have just the thing for you! Today we’re going to take a look at the top 5 best Canon digital cameras out there, so you can find the perfect Canon digital camera for you. 1. Canon Powershot SX50 HS Digital Camera This 12.1-megapixel Canon is a $400 digital camera with an astounding 50x Optical Zoom, a 12.1megapixel CMOS Sensor and 24-1200mm (35mm…
  • The Most Popular Photography Special Effects

    Paul Escott
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Photography special effects have always been and will always be popular. Whether you are beginners, amateurs or professionals, special effect photography is fun and in easy. A few years ago, you needed to invest a lot of money in devices in order to achieve what you can nowadays with a good digital editing program on your laptop. Today, we’re going to take a look at the most popular photography special effects. Motion Blur Photography When it comes to photography special effects, motion blur photography is very popular. It is almost always used to highlight a sense of speed. If you don’t…
  • Our Top 5 Digital Photo Frame Picks

    Paul Escott
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:46 am
    A great digital frame should be able to do more than just one thing: display photos. It should have Wi-Fi, a rechargeable battery, have a hi-res screen and wireless connectivity to your personal computer. Some will even play music or display your mail on their screens. There is a plethora of digital photo frames in online stores and it can be hard to choose the right one for your home. Small or large (up to 20-22 inches), offering a high or low resolution, with or without GPX, we’re here to tell you which 2013-2014 digital photo frames are worth buying. Here are some of the most well rated…
 
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  • Sony DSC-T300 E:62:20

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Hey Natan, I have the same problem after fixing the vibration problem. Have you found any solution? Category: Digital Camera: Sony
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    In a code project I'm developing the following code works: result = EdsSendCommand(camera,kEdsCameraCommand_TakePicture,0); Result is EDS_ERR_OK. When . . . Category: SDK
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  • Sony Picture Package 1.6

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    Try the password in the attached text file. Let us know if that works. Category: Digital Camera: Sony
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    10 Nov 2014 | 6:46 pm
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  • Asus competition finds selfies and celeb photographs are losing out to landscapes and nature photography online

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    Kate Moss and Harry Styles lose out to Big Ben: almost two thirds of people prefer landscapes and nature photography to celeb shots and selfies London, UK, 13th November 2014 – ASUS, a leading vendor of high-quality smartphones and tablets, today reveals that selfies and celeb photographs are losing out to landscapes and nature photography online. In a survey of social media users, almost two thirds were more likely to ‘like’, share or engage with a photo of a landscape, nature scene, animals or landmarks, compared to posts containing photos focused on people.
  • Kingston Digital lets users capture the action with double the memory

    13 Nov 2014 | 9:36 am
    Capacities Doubled on microSDHC, microSDXC; SDHC/SDXC Sunbury-on-Thames, United Kingdom, November 12, 2014 -- Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a powerful duo in storage with capacity upgrades to both Class 10 UHS-I microSD and Class 10 UHS-I SDHC/SDXC cards. The Class 10 UHS-I microSD is now available in 128GB capacity*. It is perfect for apps, music, photos and videos that take up significant space on a smartphone or tablet. Compatible with microSDHC and microSDXC devices, its…
  • The EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM – Powerful telephoto performance, wherever you are

    11 Nov 2014 | 2:19 am
    United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 11 November 2014 – Canon today introduces the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, a new powerful, high-performance zoom lens in Canon’s acclaimed L-series, ideal for passionate sports and wildlife photographers. A successor to the hugely popular EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, the new model features a range of upgrades to improve image quality and enhance usability, setting a new benchmark for performance from a compact super telephoto zoom lens.
  • Last chance for photographers to #RePicture the world

    6 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Just two weeks to go to enter Getty Images’ unprecedented global competition, which explores how we can change the paradigm around stereotypical imagery currently used to describe people and communicate concepts London – 6 November, 2014: There are just two weeks to go to enter Getty Images’ global competition, which calls for photographers to help #RePicture the world and break free from stereotypes. Getty Images, the world’s leader in visual comunication, has received almost 6000 entries from photographers in 67 countries, challenging stereotypes through imagery…
  • Digital Film Tools Releases Composite Suite Pro 2.0 and zMatte 4.0

    6 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    OFX plug-in support is here! Los Angeles, CA – November 4, 2014 – Digital Film Tools, developer of visual effects software, today announced that its Composite Suite Pro v2.0 and zMatte v4.0 plug-ins now support the OFX plug-in format. The Foundry’s Nuke visual effects software and Sony Vegas editing systems are qualified hosts.
 
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  • Forecast for Holiday Consumer Electronics purchases

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    2014 Consumer Electronics purchases : IHS, a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced that seven out of 10 U.S. consumers (68 percent) plan to buy consumer electronics (CE) during the 2014 holiday season. According to the 'U.S. Holiday CE Consumer Survey,' more than one third of respondents (37 percent) plan to make at least one electronics purchase on Black Friday, 32 percent plan to purchase online during Cyber Monday, and 50 percent expect to buy electronics some other time in November or December. "While the fourth quarter is always the most dynamic in terms of…
  • Sprint Black Friday holiday promotions

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    Sprint Black Friday deals : Save big and beat the Black Friday crowds! Sprint’s Black Friday holiday promotions give customers the best value in wireless with $200 savings on the popular Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Beginning Nov. 27, Sprint is offering a $200 savings on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 Sport for well-qualified customers acquiring the mobile phone through Sprint Lease or Sprint Easy Pay. Customers choosing Sprint Lease can save $200 when they lease the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 Sport. Here is how it works: Qualified customers pay zero out of pocket at lease signing…
  • Voice Encryption Service for smartphones

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:05 am
    Voice Encryption Service for smartphones and tablets : Kryptos Communications announced that the company has partnered with QxStart Inc. to market and distribute the Kryptos voice encryption app and service for smart phones and mobile devices to consumers both domestically and internationally. Kryptos provides users of Apple iPhones, iPads, Android enabled mobile phones and tablets with an affordable, easy to install, easy to use secure voice communication app. Kryptos provides the average person access to an affordable means of having a conversation that is totally secure from both hackers…
  • Sony A7 II

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    Sony Alpha A7 II full-frame digital camera : The new Sony A7 II Alpha camera is equipped with a full-frame Exmor CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.3 effective megapixels. High resolution and larger pixels enhance sensitivity and reduce image noise to release the full potential of lens’ optical performance. Images are rendered beautifully and bokeh effects attainable only with full-frame sensors become possible. Sturdy magnesium alloy construction of the top, front cover, and internal structures ensures that the camera is both durable and light. Main buttons and dials are also sealed…
  • Sony Alpha A7 II

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Sony Alpha A7 II full-frame digital camera : Sony Electronics announces the A7 II (Model: Sony ILCE-7M2), the next in the Alpha 7 series of interchangeable lens models and the world’s first digital camera with optical 5-axis image stabilization designed for a full-frame image sensor. The new Sony alpha camera offers outstanding image quality in a compact size and light build, and carries on the traditions of the A7 series, which includes the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable-lens full-frame camera (A7R). Featuring a 24.3 effective megapixel 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS image…
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  • Moving Right Along with the Lensbaby LM-10

    shutter sisters
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:08 pm
    A collection of images captured with the Lensbaby LM-10 for the Traveling Lens Project. Above by Shelly Elsing-Goddard in California Above by Nina Jensen in Denmark Above by Charlie Murdach in New Hampshire Above by Toby Baldinger in New York Above by Vaida Abdul in Lithuania Above by Michael Morgan in Illinois Above by Tiffani Bearup in Colorado
  • Playful Pops of Color

    shutter sisters
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    A collection of images captured with the Lensbaby LM-10 for the Traveling Lens Project. Above by LaShawn Wiltz in Georgia Above by Stefanie Zeiske in Germany Above by Shelly Elsing-Goddard in California Above by Chris Sneddon in California Above by Anita Starkoff in Florida Above by Claudia Lauro in Minnesota
  • Monochromatic Magic with Lensbaby

    shutter sisters
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    A collection of images captured with the Lensbaby LM-10 for the Traveling Lens Project. Above by  Michael Petruzzi in Michigan Above by Leigh Love in Oklahoma Above by Mia Camp in Sweden Above by Claudia Lauro in Minnesota Above by LaShawn Wiltz in Georgia Above by Tim Prust in Wisconsin Above by Henry Lohmeyer in Missouri  
  • A Traveling Fall Collection

    shutter sisters
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Not much can be said about this lovely collection of images from the #travelinglensproject except, “swoon”. How golorious fall can be! Above by Angela Alderman in Alabama Above by Claudia Lauro in Minnesota Above by Mia Camp in Sweden Above by Toby Baldinger in New York Above by Chris Sneddon in California A collection of images captured with the Lensbaby LM-10 for the Traveling Lens Project.
  • Perspective Through Portraiture

    shutter sisters
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Above by Tim Prust of Wisconsin Seeing the world around us through a new lens is refreshing.  Even the smallest, unexpected shift in perspective can yield inspiring results; in our work, in our world and in our hearts. Witnessing the portraits being captured by the participants of the Traveling Lens Project is proof of that. The portraits we capture of the people we love are perhaps the most meaningful of all photographs. Whether they’re energetic or pensive, candid or posed, these are the kinds of images that leave us breathless and fill us with gratitude. Above by Mia Camp of Sweden…
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  • Elinchrom ELC Pro HD

    Michael Corsentino
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    High-End Compact Flash Unit Elinchrom President Chris Whittle put it best when he explained, “We set out to make a unit that would not only change the way a photographer works but also the way they think. We believe the ELC combines everything a photographer needs with everything a photographer wants, plus the consistency and reliability that you expect from Elinchrom.” What is it exactly that makes the new ELC Pro HD heads so compelling? Begin with three exciting new shooting modes that will change the way you work: Sequence Mode allows sequential triggering of up to 20 ELCs in bursts or…
  • Fixing Video in Photoshop CC 2014

    Daniel Bryant
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    When you return from the field with raw video that you need to edit, Photoshop offers powerful tools and features that allow you to get the results you desire. Daniel uses smart objects, lens correction, and a smart filter to edit video footage as if it’s a still photo.
  • Rocket Travel Slider

    Michael Corsentino
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    Lightweight Gear for Filmmakers on the Go Are you lusting after super smooth dolly shots for your DLSR filmmaking, without the traditional bulk and expense typically associated with this kind of high-production gear? The Rocket Travel Slider from Aviator Camera Gear gives filmmakers an affordable and extremely compact dolly solution. This cleverly designed slider is built to travel and makes professional, smooth-as-silk dolly shots possible up to 10′ long anywhere in the world. Setup takes just minutes, and the length is up to you: 2′, 4′, 6′, or all the way up to…
  • Add a Design to Live Footage in After Effects

    Daniel Bryant
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    In this tutorial, Daniel shows you how he added 3D text to video footage of a wall in After Effects. Watch the finished clip below:
  • Ray Flash 2

    Michael Mackenzie
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:11 am
    Universal Ring Flash Adapter Ray Flash 2 is a universal ring flash adapter that emulates the classic studio ring light look that studio photographers cherish for portrait and macro photography and makes it available for photographers on location shoots. It’s available in two versions: Short, for most camera bodies; and Long, for taller cameras such as the Nikon D4 and the Canon EOS-1D X. The Ray Flash mounts to an external hot-shoe flash via a tension fitting over the flash head. Through a series of acrylic bends and turns, the flash (light) enters a ring around the camera lens and is…
 
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    Photojojo

  • 5 Festive Ways to Craft Your Engineer Prints

    Taylor
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Want seriously impressive seasonal decor? Some lo-fi black and white Engineer Prints may be just what you’re looking for! They’re super BIG (3 feet x 4 feet!) but lightweight and therefore perfect for decorating/crafting. So check out our five ideas on how to use your prints around the house this holiday season. They’ll look amazing whether you keep them larger than life or cut ‘em down in size. 5 Ways Your Prints Can Spread Cheer This Season p.s. Know a friend who loves crafts as much as we do? Put a smile on their face…
  • FREE MONEY: Give Us a RT, We’ll Give You $$$

    laurel
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    We’re giving away gift codes in the Photojojo Shop! You can grab either $2, $5, $7 or $10 off anything in the shop, just by following us on Twitter and giving us a RT. It’s a good ol’ fashion swap. Head to the Shop to get all the detailz. This only lasts one day, so get to it (and get some fun new gear). Get a jump on things now and grab the stuff your friends and fam really want! Check out these top-notch goodies we’ve hand-picked to maximize your gift giving glory this year. © laurel for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Use Photo Drones for Fun Family Portraits

    Taylor
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 You don’t have to fret over getting your youngins to say cheese for this year’s family portrait. Why? Because family photo shoots turn into playtime once a Photography Drone is involved! We’ve thought of 8 entertaining ways to not only make the most of your drone’s high-flying perspective, but to also keep your photogenic family having a blast from beginning to end. So gather the fam and get ready for some up-up-and-away fun! 8 Amazing Family-Friendly Drone-tography ideas! Learn More About the Phantom 2 Drone (...)Read the rest of Use…
  • DIY Pop-Up Photos

    Erika
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Flat pack, flat hair, flat soda. Flat out yuck. Nothing good ever comes with just one level so it’s time for your photos to aim higher. Step up and give your photos depth with a quick stack, a fold and a pop. Pop-up photos make sweet keepsake gifts and will make any desk/wall/shelf look great. Feel that? Another dimension awaits! (oohhh-oohhhh-hhoooh) Learn How To Make Your Own Pop-Up Photos (...)Read the rest of DIY Pop-Up Photos (301 words) © Erika for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Adventure Awaits!

    Britta
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Cozy sweaters, twinkling lights and slipping on ice, tofurkey’s and burnt pumpkin pies… Don’t miss out on capturing the merriment (or mishaps) of your adventurous autumn on video, with this collection of gear! © Britta for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
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  • Patrick Dempsey and Jackson Laboratory honored by the MCC

    emilie
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:59 pm
    It's a little strange to be writing a blog post about Patrick Dempsey while he's currently on my television screen a few feet away. Yes, 'tis true, we photographed McDreamy last weekend! He was in town to receive an award from the Maine Center for Creativity's biennial Maine Creative Industries Gala at the Holiday Inn by the Bay. Recognized with co-recipient The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, the evening celebrated both for their creative achievements in cancer care and research. Patrick, as you likely already know, founded the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing in Lewiston…
  • baby Archer

    emilie
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Virginia and Andrew were in Maine for the weekend for Andrew's 40th (happy day!) and asked me to photograph their other major event of 2014, baby Archer! Happily! This darling little family was staying at Inn by the Sea, one of our favorite wedding and elopement venues and now one of my favorite portrait locations, too! With the weather a bit brisk and checkout time looming, we stayed in their hotel room- one of the lovely new beach suites- for our session. The light was divine, as was our little subject and sidekick pooch Camden. I loved the modern furnishings, the blazing fireplace and…
  • sisters at Town Landing

    emilie
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Joanna emailed saying she'd been trying to get a decent holiday card photo of her daughters for days, please help. I hear ya, mama! My own children offer me about 2.6 seconds of cuteness and it's the most highly anticipated and stressed few moments of the year. Happy to lend a hand, I met them at Falmouth Town Landing one afternoon for 15 minutes. I'm liking these mini sessions!! Such fun and a great challenge to think and work quickly. Plus it's nearly exactly the attention span of a toddler.I photographed Joanna and Joel's wedding back in 2008 (what?!) and love that we have stayed friendly…
  • a Central Park family session

    megan
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:53 am
    It was such a pleasure to meet Rachel and Mark whose Manhattan wedding Emilie photographed a few years ago. Now that they have two new additions it was definitely time for a family portrait update. I met up with Rachel, Mark and their two adorable daughters at their apartment. After introductions there we walked across the street to Central Park. Living in New York this past year I have come to adore this stretch of grass, rocks and trees that spans upper Manhattan and love an excuse to visit any time of year. It never disappoints and this time was no different. The day was slightly chilly…
  • at home with baby Joseph

    whitney
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:38 am
    I was so happy to hear Trisha and Steve had moved back to Maine from Boston, and that I'd get to meet 7-month old Joseph.  I photographed their wedding in 2011; what a treat to see their family grow!  Joseph is an adorable little man!  Quite the head of hair, and so alert and aware of his surroundings.  He is a happy, curious baby.  Trisha and Steve just bought a house in Falmouth but haven't moved in yet, so we had our session at Trisha's parents house nearby.  We scheduled our session around Joseph's naps, so Steve joined us on his lunch break from work, and we…
 
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  • Review update - Topaz impression V1.1.1

    7 Nov 2014 | 6:27 am
    An update adds many new preset options and adjustments to the software for creating painting or drawing effects for your images.
  • Review - Epson Perfection V850 Pro scanner

    5 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    Review of Epson's latest v850 flatbed scanner It uses LED lighting and handles large format film up to 10x8 and 6400 dpi. Tested with film and slides. Includes additional scan s/w and i1Profiler with IT8 targets for profiling.
  • Drawings and paintings from architectural photos

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Some examples of using Topaz Impression and Simplify plugins - on our architectural photography site
  • Review - Topaz impression

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    A brand new plugin from Topaz that applies painting and drawing effects to photographs. Designed to look a lot more natural than previous 'convert to painting' effects.
  • Firmware update for PRO-1 printer

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    A firmware update for the Canon PRO-1 printer may partly alleviate some of the issues Keith found in what was otherwise a very good printer.
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  • Canon iPF6450 Review

    Jon Canfield
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Canon iPF6450 is a new 24 inch large-format printer aimed at photographers and artists. Replacing the iPF6350 model, the 6450 uses LUCIA EX inks, which provide a wider colour gamut, more expressive blacks, better scratch resistance and a more stable colour for optimum image quality to ensure absolute consistency between devices. The iPF 6450 also offers a new optional spectrophotometer to deliver optimum image quality and colour management. Read our in-depth Canon iPF6450 review now... Read the review »
  • Ricoh WG-20 Review

    Matt Grayson
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Ricoh WG-20 is an affordable new action camera. The Ricoh WG20 offers 14 megapixels, a 2.7-inch LCD, a 5x zoom lens, 720p HD movie recording and a 1cm super-macro mode. Read our in-depth Ricoh WG-20 review now... Read the review »
  • Penelope Umbrico: Sun/Screen

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    On show at The Photographers’ Gallery from 4 December 2014 - 28 January 2015, Sun/Screen is a new project by award-winning New York based artist Penelope Umbrico. Read more and comment »
  • ACDSee Pro 8 Review

    Matt Grayson
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    ACDSee Pro 8 is a new photo editing and management software program that's billed as "the most complete solution for the enhancement and control of image production for professional photographers". Read our in-depth ACDSee Pro 8 review to find out if that claim is true... Read the review »
  • Olympus TG-850 Review

    Matt Grayson
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Olympus TG-850 is a water, freeze, shock and dust proof compact camera with a 180-degree tilting LCD screen for easier selfies. The 16 megapixel TG-850 also offers 1080/60p HD movies, a 5x zoom lens starting at 21mm, and time-lapse interval shooting. Read our Olympus TG-850 review to find out what this all-action camera is capable of... Read the review »
 
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  • Another Norwegian Design Coup!

    Ekwoman
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Those clever and artistic Norwegians are at it again. First they went and made their paper currency look like teeny works of art, and now they are on track to make everyone else's passports look antiquated in comparison. As with the currency re-design, Norway’s National Police Directorate held a contest (is this a Norwegian thing?) to give their country's passports and identity cards a makeover. Oslo's Neue design firm won the competition and went with a not surprisingly minimalist design. Adhering to the theme of "Norwegian landscape," the agency created…
  • Typegenius Makes Matching Typefaces Easy

    Ekwoman
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: For someone who is fairly blasé about fonts, I sure spend a lot of timing thinking and writing about them. It's the nature of the graphic design beast, I guess. The great thing for me is that there are always tools popping up to help me nurture my understanding and appreciation for typography. (NOTE: I recently wrote about the Type Connection game here, which I use for the same purpose.) A recent addition to my stable of type-centric tools is Typegenius. Created as part of Muno Creative's 20/20 Challenge to create 20 products in 20 weeks, Typegenius is…
  • How to Open InDesign Documents in Older Versions

    Ekwoman
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Many of Markzware's products really get at the heart of issues we as designers and production folk have to deal with. Their latest offering—MarkzTools—excels at scratching an annoying itch we've all encountered. This InDesign plug-in allows users to open up documents in older versions of InDesign than the version in which they were created. Are you still the only one working in CS5.5, while the rest of your workgroup is immersed in the world of the Creative Cloud? No worries: MarkzTools can help. The MarkzTools plug-in is as simple to use as other…
  • Typekit Adds Hamilton Wood Type Collection

    Ekwoman
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Typekit—the font subscription service that is a part of Adobe's Creative Cloud—recently added the entire Hamilton Wood Type Foundry collection of typefaces to its library. The Typekit library is constantly growing and this latest addition brings the artistry and craftsmanship of Hamilton into its ranks. The Hamilton collection consists of 37 typefaces, raising the total number in the Typekit library to nearly one-thousand. The Hamilton Wood Type Foundry (HWT) is known for traditional wood type, and most of their library consists of digital re-creations…
  • Extensis Releases Universal Type Server 5

    Mike Rankin
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    Body: Press Release PORTLAND, Ore. — November 11, 2014 —Extensis® announced today the immediate availability of Universal Type Server 5, the latest version of the professional-grade font server which helps organizations manage, organize, and distribute their font libraries. Offering compatibility with the recent release of Apple® OS X® Yosemite and Adobe® Creative Cloud® 2014, Universal Type Server 5 integrates in with the latest technologies on the market, enabling organizations to effectively manage fonts in modern design environments. “For companies working with large…
 
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    Camera Labs

  • Nikon L830 review - a great value super-zoom!

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Nikon's COOLPIX L830 is a DSLR-styled super-zoom camera with a surprisingly powerful feature-set for the money. You get 16 Megapixels, 1080p video, a tilting 3in screen and a 34x optical range equivalent to 22.5-765mm. At this price there's no Wifi, nor much manual control either, but there's no arguing with the core specification for the price and that's why it's understandably become one of the best-selling cameras around. To find out if it deserves the sales we compared it against Canon's newer PowerShot SX400 IS. Find out which takes the budget super-zoom crown in our Nikon L830 review!
  • Nikon D750 review - my favourite DSLR to date!

    12 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Nikon's D750 is a 24 Megapixel full-frame DSLR with a new 51-point AF system, 6.5fps shooting, 1080 / 60p video and becomes the first FX-format DSLR from Nikon to sport built-in Wifi and an articulated screen! Equally impressive is how much the D750 inherits from the D810, including 9 frame AEB and the 91k dot RGB sensor, making it classier than the D610. And the real sweetener? It costs $1000 less than the D810. I shot with both side-by-side to help you make the right choice, so find out which full-frame DSLR will be best for you in my Nikon D750 review!
  • Canon SX400 IS review - budget 30x superzoom!

    10 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Canon's PowerShot SX400 IS is an affordable compact super-zoom camera with a 30x optical range, 16 Megapixel resolution and a 3in screen. It's a new model that sits below the PowerShot SX520 HS in Canon's current lineup, offering an alternative form factor to other 30x models like the SX700 HS. It also goes up against Nikon's best-selling COOLPIX L830, so the obvious question is how they compare. Find out in our Canon SX400 IS review!
  • Sony H400 review - affordable 63x superzoom!

    3 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Sony's Cyber-shot H400 is a bridge super-zoom camera with a huge 63.3x optical range. This ranks it only a fraction below the industry leader, Canon's SX60 HS, but at a much lower price point. As such you won't find an articulated screen, support for RAW, a big viewfinder nor video at 1080p, but the core specification remains good for the money: 20 Megapixels, a small but usable viewfinder, 3in screen, 720p movies and of course that massive zoom range. In our Sony H400 review, we compared it against Canon's SX520 HS and Nikon's P530 to see which will be the best budget super-zoom for you!
  • Panasonic Lumix LX100 review - a fab compact for enthusiasts!

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    The Panasonic Lumix LX100 is one of the most powerful compact cameras to date. Forget 1in sensors, Panasonic's squeezed in the larger Four Thirds sensor from the Lumix GX7 along with its big and detailed viewfinder too. But rather than use interchangeable lenses, the LX100 sports a fixed 24-75mm f1.7-2.8 lens and manages to come in at a smaller size and lower weight than either Canon's G1 X Mark II or Fujifilm's X100 series. I've completed another epic review for you with multiple comparisons against the competition (especially the Sony RX100 III), and a close-look at the lens and 4k video…
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    Dr.Ozdi

  • Rudé motivy / Red themes

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Po dlouhém a zamlženém dni vyšvihlo Slunce pózu na obzoru a zmizelo definitivně. After a long and foggy day the Sun created just one pose at the horizon and disappeared.
  • Pod proudem / Under the stream

    16 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Vítr ho strhnul a teď mu voda nakládá. Jen tak.Jak to už v životě chodí... Wind ripped him down and now he is treatening by heavy stream. Just like that.How it goes in life... Kua, dobře to ty študáci před tim čtvrtstoletim rozehráli, co? :-oJestli si vůbec uměli představit takovouhle svobodu, dospělost...
  • Podzimní Kamenice / Fall at Kamenice river

    7 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Plující barevné listí se mi proplétá pod nohama, poskočí na peřejích a pak mizí z očí. Colored leaves are sailing between my legs, than jumping little on the rapids and disappearing from sight suddenly.
  • Soumrak nad Kamenicí / Sunset above Kamenice river

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Poseděl bych, ale musím cvakat než se setmí.Už chvíli mrholí. I would sit, but I must to take a lot of pictures before dark.Gentle drizzling.
  • Zlatavé ráno / Golden morning

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Sedím na věži a je mi dobře.Je to deset minut co bylo mlíko tak husté, že jsem viděl jen kus zdi vlevo, kus vpravo a pod sebou kecky na vlastních bimbajících se nohách.Holub se zničehož nic vpravo zjevil, proletěl mi metr před nosem, koukli jsme se jeden druhému do oka a zmizel v mlíce vlevo. Haluz.Fouká teplý vítr plný páry, která se na všem okamžitě sráží.Pode mnou zní déšť v listech stromů, i když neprší.Z okolního světa sem doléhají jen nejasné zvuky.Zavírám oči. I'm sitting on the tower and feel good.Ten minutes before the fog was so heavy…
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • Last Week of the Show

    Drew Gurian
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    It’s been a wonderfully heady six weeks for the studio, to have our work up on the walls of the Monroe Gallery in Santa Fe. The show was reviewed well in the prestigious journal of the photography gallery world, Photograph. And lots of people stopped by the gallery. It’s been a terrific experience, from the search through older files to scanning and printing images that had not ever been printed before. My heartfelt thanks go out to Sid and Michelle Monroe, who initiated the idea of the show, curated it, and saw it become reality on the walls of their beautiful gallery.  We made…
  • The Power of a Returned Photograph

    Joe McNally
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Dave Burnett is over in Dubai right now, working with Mohamed Somji and our dear friends at GPP. I have known David since the late 70′s, and have always stood back in awe as he amassed a visual archive that is the stuff of our collective histories. Got a wonderful email from him this morning that mentioned Ravi’s Restaurant. (I’m in Hong Kong, and bouncing off the walls of my hotel with the false energy of jet lag masked by a couple espressos.) Last year, I made a few portraits of the staff at Ravi’s, a wonderful restaurant on the streets of one of the those out of the…
  • Five Lights, Done Fast

    Joe McNally
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:41 am
    I say this. Everybody says this, when it comes to lighting a photograph. “Get your main light done first!” Make sure you get that lead light, the flash that makes the statement, done first and done right. That light, big or small, announces, characterizes, beautifies, polishes up, and declares your subject as the rock star of the photo. One hopes for this, anyway. It is generally up front and at the center of the action, in the foreground. And, quite naturally, that’s the light you work on first, as it anchors the photo.  But every once in while, it makes sense to build a…
  • A Big Thank You (in the words of Lynn DelMastro)

    Drew Gurian
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    Hope everyone had a fun Halloween weekend! How best to say it in the photographic world, but through pictures! I had the extreme pleasure (okay, make that challenge) to produce two amazing Halloween themed photo shoots for Joe. I have many people to thank! Starting with lots of love going out to Nikon for their incredible support of this project! And also to PPE 2014 who provided huge banners of the images at the Expo! For the “Faerie in the Bedroom”…. thumbs up to my incredibly competent assistant producer, detail driven Treviana DelMastro (okay, the apple doesn’t…
  • The Creature in the Wall….Video BTS

    cali
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    Some folks have chimed in with some questions about the above picture. We did a little BTS video about the making thereof….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFRm6nm3bRM Many thanks to Andrew Tomasino and the whole gang who contributed to the video, and the doing of the shot! More tk….  
 
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    Canon Blogger

  • Photography and Morality

    Jason
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    I was doing some portrait work for some local friends/clients (they’re getting holiday pictures done) and it involved both group and individual shots.  The group was two parents, their dogs, and a couple kids ages ranging from 13-18.  Group shots…Read more →
  • It’s All in the Timing

    Jason
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    About two weeks ago I was taking the dog for her morning constitutional in the park. I was particularly struck by the fall foliage that surrounded me: Fast forward two weeks to yesterday afternoon: It’s not quite the same scene…Read more →
  • Hardware Review: Sigma 18-250

    Jason
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Lens reviews are at the heart of any photography-themed blog, and today is the review of the Sigma 18-250…with it’s wide focal range, this is a key lens to have in your bag if you want your SLR to reach…Read more →
  • Moments in Time

    Jason
    5 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    The art of photography is a combination of a number of things.  While the litany of “things” that encompass what truly makes an image good versus boring is open to conjecture, I would propose a short list of the following:…Read more →
  • Photographing Architecture Painlessly

    Jason
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Guest Post by Joe Farace One of the best things about photographing architecture is that your subject doesn’t move around but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be moving around to find the best possible angle. In fact, there are…Read more →
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    Endless Years/Snapping Cat

  • Dan & Elmo Trash Photography Podcast November 2014

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    Dan Burkholder and Elmo Sapwater Trash Photography Podcast. Discussed: Brand New OLLOCLIP 4-in-1 lens kit for iPhone 6 and 6 plus; Moment lens; Ztylus Revolver Lens Turret kit; Camera Companies that may be in trouble; iLoome tempered glass protection for smartphones; Kingston storage and media reader. Other companies mentioned include: Apple, Sigma, Foveon, Kodak, Fujifilm, Canon, Nikon, and Olympus.   Take a listen and trash photography here. PLAY NOW… Time: 23 minutes. #danburkholder #elmosapwater #imaginginsider #snappingcat Contact us: SnappingCat@gmail.com
  • Gadgets:: Jabra’s Stealth, iPad lens and a disco ball

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    By GREGG ELLMAN Twitter.com/greggellman The Stealth is Jabra’s latest Bluetooth headset in a never-ending line of amazing products. Before you try it on, the ultra modern looks and design are impressive. I’ve tried an overwhelming number of sound devices in my ears and there’s nothing specific to tell you about what will work and what won’t, past the comfort. But I will say the Stealth was instantly comfortable. The next thing I noticed was an on/off switch, not an annoying button you must hold for a few seconds to put it on or off, never knowig if it’s on or off. Just hit the…
  • Gadgets:: Portraiture comes to the video side

    admin
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    By GREGG ELLMAN Twitter.com/greggellman Portraiture for Video is a new video editing software to allow video enthusiasts to soften skin and remove blemishes, wrinkles, etc. during video editing. If this sounds familiar to still photographers, there is reason. Portraiture has been used in the professional still image industry for years for softening and enhancing skin tones. Now the company, Imagenomic has brought the same award winning features to the video world. According to a recent press release, Portraiture for Video is compatible with Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final…
  • Review: ELMO QBiC MS-1 Camera

    admin
    16 May 2014 | 5:50 am
    Going W I D E in Pictures and Video with the MS-1. Who could resist the Elmo (http://www.elmousa.com/ms-1) QBiC MS-1 camera? The MS-1 is a white cube, only 2.14” x 2.4” x 1.57” in size and weighing 3.3 ounces, that fits nicely in the palm of your hand. It is weather resistant, captures stills as well as HD video and even has built-in stereo microphones. But, what really sets it apart is the super-wide angle f/2.0 lens with three wide- angle settings: 185 ̊, 165 ̊ and 135 ̊. You can get as close as 0.78” to a subject. There is no display on the camera itself. Rather, you download…
  • Gadgets:: Three digital storage devices, a Bluetooth speaker and a hands-free headset

    admin
    8 May 2014 | 8:08 am
    By GREGG ELLMAN Twitter.com/greggellman I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Digital storage – probably the two most important words in the world of technology – is critical to everyone. IT’S BIGGER ON THE INSIDE Western Digital’s Thunderbolt My Passport Pro is the mother of all storage. It provides up to a whopping 4TB (yes, that is terabits) in a cargo pants pocket-sized (5.6 by 3.5 inches, 1.9 pounds) portable hard drive with RAID storage. The RAID 1 system divides the hard drive in half to give your data a duplicate copy in the other half. It…
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    DIYPhotography

  • Thomas Shahan Shares His Methods In Macro Photography

    Tiffany Mueller
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:27 am
    A few days ago we shared some macro shots of spiders being reflected in drops of dew which were simply stunning. They definitely inspired me to pull out my extension tubes and reverse ring and get back into macro. If they inspired you to dabble, too, macro photography master, Thomas Shahan, just posted a new tutorial on the subject. [...] The post Thomas Shahan Shares His Methods In Macro Photography appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Saving Eliza – The story of a successful fundraising project to save a life

    Stefan Kohler
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:52 pm
    About 8 month ago, we shared an interview with Benjamin VonWong about his work in this video: It’s the story of Eliza O’Neill, turned 5 years old a few days ago (Happy Birthday, Eliza!). She was diagnosed one year ago with a rare terminal genetic disease, called Sanfilippo Syndrome-Type A. Her parents were told that they would have to watch her daughter [...] The post Saving Eliza – The story of a successful fundraising project to save a life appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Is It Ever Okay To Add A Lens Flare In Photoshop? Yes, And Here’s How To Do It

    Tiffany Mueller
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:02 am
    Photoshop makes adding lens flares to a photograph an incredibly simply task which is, both, good and bad. Though they can add a creative touch to a photo, lens flares can also be a great way to turn a good photo bad (really quickly). We’ve all seen those awkwardly placed lens flares that result in [...] The post Is It Ever Okay To Add A Lens Flare In Photoshop? Yes, And Here’s How To Do It appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Winter is Coming – So Here’s Some Winter Photography Inspiration

    JP Danko
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:51 am
    In order to celebrate the unholy amount of snow that just fell on my neighbors in Buffalo and Western New York (how does two meters or six feet of snow in November sound to ya?), I thought I’d share a few of the stories behind some of my favorite winter photos. When it’s cold and snowy, [...] The post Winter is Coming – So Here’s Some Winter Photography Inspiration appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Sony A7II Announced But Only In Japan

    Mitch Highman
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    Sony Japan announced their new Sony A7II and according to Sony.net it packs quite the punch, as it should because the original A7 line is an amazing piece of technology to build upon. Some of the specs that really standout on the A7II: 5-axis image stabilization is what stands out for me personally – In short this [...] The post Sony A7II Announced But Only In Japan appeared first on DIY Photography.
 
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    Photographers' Lounge - Featured Articles, Reviews & Posts

  • Featured: "a thousand shapes are at your side": All Hallows Eve in Ashland

    MiguelATF
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Almost 200 years ago, an American clergyman and writer, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, wrote a poem about the ritualistic aspects of All Hallows Eve aka Halloween - in the poem he wrote that on Halloween "a thousand shapes are at your side and also that there were "a thousand hellish demon sprites. My experience on the streets of Ashland, Oregon - known for its theater (the Oregon Shakespeare Festival) - was that there were a thousand different and tantalizing images for an enterprising street photographer. There were memorable masks - Rabbit & Eagle by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr…
  • Trains and Bikes to the Beach

    KillRamsey
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Every Fall a group of us meet up at North Station in boston on a sunday morning, hop the trains with bikes to Ipswich MA, then go to an orchard and a beach before coming back home. The orchard does a fruit wine tasting event, with 30ish different kinds of fermented goodies... gooseberries, blackberries, raspberries, mulberries, dandelions, ginger, and of course apples and pears. All but the ginger are grown on-site. They send you through 4 rooms during an hour, pouring little samples and explaining everything. There's a barn with animals, and snacks, and cider donuts, and live bluegrass... My…
  • Featured: 'Australian Motorsport Images (V8 Supercars)' by Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Last weekend I had a chance to attend the V8 Supercar event at the Gold Caost, Australia courtesy of my sister and her working relationship with an event sponsor. The V8 Supercars are an Australian form of Touring Cars that evolved from the international Group A category that was diminishing in popularity in the early 1990s. In the beginning of V8 Supercars the category was limited to production based racecar versions of the Australian made Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore, but in the last few years it has changed to allow entry from any manufacturer who can source a four door sedan and a…
  • Franiec Grip coming for G7X in mid-November

    demiro
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:56 pm
    $35 http://www.kleptography.com/rf/#camera_g7x
  • Featured: "Rome - Candid Street Shots" by Petach

    Petach
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Currently in Rome for a week with Mrs Petach and some friends. We have a lovely apartment, close to shops and bars/restaurants about 1k from the Cathedral of Rome (St John/StGiovanni) Couldn’t decide which camera to take….but BA’s generous 21 kilo hand baggage allowance decided for me. They all came! The 6d with 85mm L f/1.2 & 70-300L, The GXR with 21mm Zeiss and a Panny FZ200 Bridge. The Panny has done really well, especially for street work and scenics. I am pleased with it and it is very versatile at 600mm equivalent zoom AND f/2.8 all the way through. In fact, I have enough…
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: Lightroom Editing and 3D Face Effect – Episode 399

    Nick Abramovitz
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Pete has a tip on Lightroom workflow and editing your photos in Lightroom. Corey has a tip on creating a 3d effect on the face. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 399 is now playing! Download Episode 399 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Gear Creation and Raw Features – Episode 398

    Nick Abramovitz
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    Corey has a tutorial on making a gear in 3d. Pete gives some tips on editing your photo in camera raw and various the benefits for using camera raw. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 398 is now playing! Download Episode 398 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Mixer Brush and Negative Space Design – Episode 397

    Nick Abramovitz
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    Pete has a tip on using the mixer brush. Stephen Nielson from Adobe is back to give us some tips on how to improve users workflow. Corey has a tip on negative space design. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 397 is now playing! Download Episode 397 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Tree Effects – Episode 396

    Aaron Westgate
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    Corey starts off with a tutorial on how to use the hard-to-find tree fill feature, which is under the fill dialogue. Pete follows up with a path blur effect that he uses on some tree-filled landscape photos. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form 500PX.com This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 396 is now playing! Download Episode 396 (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…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Halloween Photo Tricks – Episode 395

    Nick Abramovitz
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    Pete has a tip on cloning and healing and using clone source. Keeping up with the season of Halloween, Corey has a trick on how to make your scary photo creepier with just a few short tricks. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 395 is now playing! Download Episode 395 (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…
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    Image Sensors World

  • Gestigon Completes Series A Round

    Vladimir Koifman
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    Lübeck, Germany-based gesture recognition company Gestigon announces it has closed a Series A funding round with a 7-digit-USD financing 10 days ago. The company has been founded in 2011 as a University of Lübeck spin-off, and now employs 21 people in offices in Lübeck, Germany and Sunnyvale, CA.Gartner's 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies maps gesture control as a maturing up technology with its plateau of productivity to be reached in the next 2-5 years:
  • Intel Promotes 3D Camera Technologies

    Vladimir Koifman
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Intel publishes Youtube videos promoting its Realsense 3D camera and associated technology (video 1, video 2):
  • iPhone 6 Plus Camera Issues

    Vladimir Koifman
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    Apple support forums quote few users apparently having issues with iPhone 6 Plus OIS or AF actuator. The image appears blurry and wobbly and phone is audibly vibrating. It's not known how widespread is this defect, but many web sites talk about that: Phonearena, Daily Mail, BGR, and more. Only iOS 8.1 devices reported to be affected so far. A Youtube video shows the defect:Other video demos are here, here, and here.
  • Sony Promotes 4K Resolution for Security Applications

    Vladimir Koifman
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Sony publishes Youtube video showing 4K technology for security cameras:Another Sony video demos 5-axis optical image stabilization operation in Alpha 7-II DSLR, said to be the first in a full-frame camera.
  • MTF vs F-number vs Wavelength

    Vladimir Koifman
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Albert Theuwissen publishes another part in MTF measurement series. This part discusses how the optimal lens F-number depends on wavelength and on the pixel crosstalk.
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Top 10 Rumors on Why Matt Left KelbyOne

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Hey everyone. I wanted to formally announce that I will no longer be at Kelby Media Group. It’s a small industry and I’ve seen first hand how rumors get around, so I figured I’d make a post about it myself. First let’s go over the top 10 rumors about why I left 10. They don’t have crushed ice in the ice dispenser. 9. The Magic 8-ball told me to. 8. I felt me leaving would help end the Buccaneers pro football team losing streak 7. They only had Coke and not Pepsi products in the vending machines 6. The Photoshop TV “Steam” episode was removed from the archives and deleted forever…
  • My Favorite Plug-ins from OnOne Just Got Better

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Lightroom and Photoshop plug-ins are huge these days. Just about every person I run in to uses at least one (if not several). Well, one of my favorites from onOne Software, just got even better. Today they announced their Perfect Photo Suite 9 is available for download. They announced the new version last month at Photoshop World in Vegas, but it’s actually shipping (or downloading) today So what’s new? I’ll run down the list of my favorite features: • They’ve really overhauled their Browse module. I’ve spoken many times to the engineers and folks at onOne…
  • Adobe Releases the Aperture Importer

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    Last week Adobe released a plug-in for Lightroom 5.6 (obviously Mac only) that let’s you migrate your Aperture (and iPhoto) libraries over to Lightroom. Probably one of the big questions is what exactly does it import. Well, here’s the list: • Flags • Star Ratings • Keywords • GPS Data • Rejects • Hidden Files • Color Labels* • Stacks* • Face Tags* *Color Labels, Stacks, and Face Tags will be imported as Lightroom keywords. Another big question is what happens to the adjustments made to your photos in Aperture or iPhoto. Well, those adjustment scan’t be…
  • Making the Move from Aperture to Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Hey everyone! I’m just getting back from my Lightroom seminar in Colorado Springs yesterday. So first off, a big thanks to everyone that came out. I’m continually fortunate to have awesome crowds at every city, and yesterday was no exception. Really engaged, and just a really great group of people. Next… if you’re an Aperture user looking to make the switch to Lightroom then you’ll be happy to know I’ve got a brand new class up on KelbyOne.com. It’s called “Making the Switch from Aperture to Lightroom”. It covers how to use the new plug-in…
  • Some Cool Updates to Lightroom Mobile and the Web

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Last week I got the chance to teach some Lightroom classes at Adobe Max and I figured I’d give you a quick report on some new stuff that Adobe announced for Lightroom Mobile and the web. First off, a HUGE thanks to anyone that came out to Adobe Max last week in Los Angeles. The Max conference has a very creative/designer feel to it, and it’s a ton of fun. But it was great to see Lightroom making more of an impact. For example, my Lightroom for New Users class was packed. I think no matter what you do with Adobe products, chances are that you use a photo at some point. And…
 
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    Photoinduced.com

  • Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide Part 3: The Beauty of the PhotoBook!

    Damon Webster
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    The list of items you can wrap now moves into a more classical vein. A book! You may learn from them, be inspired, be moved, motivated, or just enjoy the images that you share without being logged on. I’m a voracious collector of books, and have just one pet peeve: when images are split between […]
  • Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide Part 2: The Extras They Need

    Damon Webster
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    Let’s continue on with some more gifting ideas, taken from our real world usage of this gear. We can call them accessories, but these are some needed items for the photographer. Hmmmm….. difference between need and want? Not for me to say. Let’s start with gifting the portrait shooters using speedlights and recco of a […]
  • Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Part 1: GoPro or GoHome

    Damon Webster
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Ahhh yes, it’s that time of year again! Gifting for others, self gifting, deals aplenty, and the economy moves forward. But how to discern the right goodie to get? We’ve been looking at a ton of good through the year and will let you know what we feel is worth your time, and wrapping expertise. […]
  • Fotodiox Flapjacks : Tasty Name for a Sweet LED Lighting Solution

    Damon Webster
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:13 am
    Have you tried them all? The explosion of LED lighting solutions in the past years have yielded some great choices for the videographer or still photog needing continuous light. The Studio options are getting cheaper, but are they getting better? After year of using the square or rectangular, which are still viable, I’ve found that […]
  • Padcaster : An iPad studio tool AND a DSLR Camera Cage

    Damon Webster
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    There are times when the gear you need, is cloaked in another format, used for something completely different. After purchasing the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera recently, the small size is amazing for the media quality you can generate. There are some drawbacks: you need an external sound recorder, and the small size means you […]
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    Tips dan Trik Fotografi

  • Tips fotografi makro alami

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Fotografi makro memiliki ciri yang sangat khas yakni menonjolkan detail benda-benda berukuran kecil, baik warna, bentuk maupun tekstur. Bantuan lensa makro sangat diperlukan, namun kita harus waspada karena area yang difokuskan sangat kecil yang memerlukan bantuan tripod untuk mencegah pergerakan sekecil apapun. Dengan kamera modern saat ini kita bisa mengambil gambar makro sebanyak yang kita mau dengan harapan beberapa diantaranya memiliki fokus yang tepat ketika tidak menggunakan tripod. Mata merupakan bagian yang sangat menarik untuk dijadikan fokus utama, cobalah untuk mengubah posisi…
  • 5 Objek Fotografi Makro yang “tidak biasa”

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:17 am
    Apakah anda sedang mencari sesuatu yang menarik dan tidak biasa untuk dijadikan objek foto makro anda? Ingin beralih dari objek-objek biasa yang diabadikan oleh banyak orang seperti bunga, daun, tanaman serta jamur atau hewan seperti kupu-kupu/laba-laba? Semua objek tersebut memang bisa menghasilkan gambar yang sangat menarik namun tentunya kurang unik. Berikut adalah beberapa objek untuk ide fotografi makro yang unik dan menarik : 1. Peralatan makan Peralatan makan seperti sendok, garpu dan pisau merupakan objek yang sangat menarik. Kita hanya perlu mengumpulkan dan menyusunnya menjadi…
  • Komposisi Fotografi Makro

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Ketika melihat gambar makro yang diambil dari jarak sangat dekat mungkin anda akan merasa gambar tersebut memiliki kesan intim/mudah diterima dibandingkan objek yang diambil dari jarak lebih jauh. Hal ini merupakan fakta bahwa efek yang dihasilkan dari objek yang diambil dengan jarak dekat akan memiliki kesan tersebut. Fotografi makro akan lebih mengekspos secara detail objek berukuran kecil sehingga akan membutuhkan fokus yang benar benar akurat. Untuk mereka yang menggunakan kamera point and shot/kamera saku hal pertama yang perlu dilakukan adalah merubah ke mode makro yang biasanya…
  • Tentang HDR

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    HDR/ High dynamic range merupakan kemampuan untuk menangkap gambar dengan dynamic range yang lebih besar dari kemampuan kamera. Gambar HDR yang dihasilkan merupakan gabungan antara beberapa gambar yang diambil dengan kontras yang berbeda. Pengertian Dynamic range sendiri adalah jangkauan kontras cahaya yang berbeda mulai gelap hingga terang serta warna yang berbeda mulai warna putih sampai dengan hitam. Kamera memiliki kerterbatasan dalam hal dynamic range karena biasanya dalam suatu gambar (misal landscape) terdapat daerah gelap serta daerah yang lebih terang dibanding daerah-daerah lain…
  • Pemilihan fokus untuk gambar super tajam

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    15 Nov 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Perkembangan teknologi saat ini telah membawa kita kepada dunia fotografi yang jauh lebih maju. Sebut saja teknologi autofokus yang sangat memepermudah dibanding dahulu kala dimana seseorang akan membutuhkan banyak waktu serta banyak latihan menggunakan mode fokus manual. Baik untuk objek diam maupun bergerak, autofokus sangat membantu tentunya dengan pemahaman yang baik dari seorang fotografer. Pada dasarnya mode autofokus pada kamera canon maupun nikon sama saja yakni autofokus untuk objek diam, bergerak, serta objek tidak beraturan yang diam kemudian bergerak. Untuk kamera canon/nikon…
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    The Imaging Buffet

  • A Winter Image and Inspirational Thoughts by Photographer and Digital Photo Academy Instructor Frank Siteman

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    I’m very happy to announce that periodically, The Imaging Buffet will be highlighting images, tips and insights from instructors at Digital Photo Academy. Digital Photo Academy offers live weekend photography classes in approximately 20 cities across the United States each month. This month, we’re highlighting an image from Boston-based Photographer Frank Siteman, one of the 100+ Digital Photo Academy instructors. With winter coming soon (hopefully not too soon!), Frank’s image and tip to capture a snowy evening can serve as inspiration: photo © Frank Siteman, All Rights Reserved…
  • PhotoPlus Expo 2014 Day 1 Quick Review

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    It’s late October, and that means the candy store of all candy stores for those who love everything related to photography and video (a.k.a. the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo) is open for business at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Before Day 2 begins, I wanted to get a quick post out about my thoughts on the show, and highlight a few things that I highly recommend seeing. To sum things up in a few words, the show (as usual), is amazing. There are about 220 vendors, representing virtually every photo and video product category imaginable. My favorite thing to…
  • Hands-On Review and Kickstarter info: PeakDesign’s Capture Pro, Slide, Clutch and Anchor Links

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    If you’ve seen me walking around with my gear over the last year or two, you will probably see my camera hanging off the left side of my chest, supported by a small metal object called the PeakDesign Capture Pro Camera Clip. I originally purchased the product, along with a DUALplate that works with both ARCA style and Manfrotto RC2 Quick Release (QR) Plates via the company’s first Kickstarter campaign, and I absolutely love it. It is very strong, easily supporting my Canon 6D and 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS lens (about 3 lb. combined), and I plan to test an 8 lb. lens soon to see how it fares. It…
  • The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning Returns to NJ July 25-27, 2014

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    Get your cameras ready! An incredible event is taking place in NJ this Friday through Sunday July 25-27, 2014. This year’s QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the 32nd annual running of the event, and it’s happening at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ from Fri. July 25 to Sunday, July 27, 2014. The photo opportunities at the festival are always incredible, and it looks like the weather will be perfect for the Friday balloon ascensions at 6:30am (Open to members with press passes, photographers and photo club members). There are also planned morning and afternoon…
  • BookExpo America (BEA) Starts Today in NYC and Runs Until Sat. 5/31 – Some Quick Links

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    29 May 2014 | 2:53 pm
    What if the Jacob Javits Center in New York City basically turned into the world’s largest bookstore for three days? That’s about the best way I can describe BookExpo America (a.k.a. BEA), being held from May 29-31, 2014. I covered the show last year for The Imaging Buffet, and you can find my article here for a look at a bit of what I experienced. I was especially impressed by the number of photo and art books on display from many different publishers when I visited the show in 2013. I learned from the show website that Christopher Bonanos, author of Instant: A Cultural…
 
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    Jeff and Lisa Photography

  • Paul and Karyn’s Melbourne Engagement Shoot

    Lisa
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Three weeks ago, we had the pleasure of flying off to Melbourne to shoot Paul and Karyn’s engagement session. We fell in love with Sydney when we shot there a few months ago, and were looking forward to visiting Melbourne. Everyone’s been raving about the coffee, and they seriously weren’t exaggerating. The coffee was so good in all these charming little hipster cafes, Jeff and I were having 3-4 cups a day. Each. Probably not the healthiest choice, but it was just that good. And the food, don’t even get me started. Melbourne is so chill and laidback, so different from…
  • Marc and Alicia’s Wedding

    Lisa
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    You might know this couple from their awesome Coron, Palawan engagement session. If you do, you’d also know how much we adore these two, so I’ll just go ahead and skip that part and go straight to the part where Alicia is, by far, one of the happiest brides we have ever shot, and for this alone, I will want to hug her every time I see her for the rest of our natural lives. There is nothing in the world like a joyful bride. She’s completely enchanting. And then there’s Marc. He will always be two important things to us: the one who made it possible for me to see clearly…
  • Henrik and Ria’s Hong Kong Engagement Shoot

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

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

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

  • Monroe Street Stop

    Jeff
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    The Monroe Street stop on the CTA Red Line – Chicago, ILThe post Monroe Street Stop appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Big Uncle Jack

    Jeff
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:07 am
    My Uncle Jack. I made this picture of him over the weekend at my Mom’s birthday party. It’s hard to make a bad picture of this guy! I used an sb600 flash bounced up towards the ceiling and wall to light him.The post Big Uncle Jack appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Random Alley

    Jeff
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    A random alley in Chicago’s Loop. This was a 15 second exposure with an aperture of f6.3. I converted this frame to b&w using Nik Silver Efex Pro. I was pretty happy with this one and maybe, just maybe, I might start a series of long exposure alley pictures. Could be interesting. Maybe.The post Random Alley appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Adams & LaSalle

    Jeff
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    I took a stroll around the Loop in Chicago and made this picture of the intersection at Adams & LaSalle on my way back to the train.The post Adams & LaSalle appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Berries

    Jeff
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
      These are some berries I came across on a recent walk with a friend. Usually I’m pretty alert and can see cool photo ops but I walked right by this. I didn’t notice them until I turned around and saw my friend making a picture of them. Worst of all, it wasn’t the first, […]The post Berries appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
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    Photography For Real Estate

  • Tasmanian Homeowner Gordon Brown Stars In Property Video Of His Property

    larry
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Thanks to Scott Hargis for pointing out this great little property video that his friend Jasmin Latona in Tasmania, AU shot. The star of this video is Gordon Brown, the home owner! Gordon is an antique dealer and does a fantastic job of describing the history and presenting the details of his property. Not many homeowners that can to […]
  • Reader Questions About Shooting Rentals and North Facing Homes

    larry
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Jason’s Question:  What is the best way to shoot exteriors that have lots of shadows or in complete shadow due to the front-side facing North? Answer: I would say do a twilight shoot. At twilight North facing vs South Facing doesn’t make much difference. Problem is of course this takes an extra trip or a very carefully […]
  • Real Estate Videography/Photography With Drones May Be Over For A While

    larry
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Today an appeals court ruled that the FAA can make any drone flight illegal. For drone pilots, this means a taking a flight could potentially set them back $10,000 if the FAA chooses to use its powers. Here is the text of the ruling. I can’t make sense out of it, maybe you can. Here is […]
  • Controlling Window Reflections

    larry
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Laura Recently asked the following question: I am currently shooting for a glass company to showcase their work on mostly large corporate buildings.  Do you know of any good resources for getting the best window photos without all the reflections etc? I usually try to shoot around dusk, but I am fighting with almost mirror like […]
  • What Tripod Head For Real Estate Photography – Shooting Small Half Baths

    larry
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Richard Asked the following questions: Question 1: I’m upgrading my tripod and am looking at the popular brand legs (Dolica, slik, Manfrotto) that will allow me to mount the camera up to at least 72″. It seems ball heads are popular, and levels are a must. What kind of head do you recommend for RE […]
 
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    Dodge & Burn

  • Photographer Interview: Nona Faustine

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

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

    13 Oct 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Copyright Gabriel Garcia Roman D&B: Where are you from and where do you live/work? GGR: I was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and at the age of two my family migrated to the U.S. We lived in San Francisco for a couple of years before settling in Chicago's northwest side, where I spent my formative years. I've been living and working in New York City for the past 15 yrs. Did you grow up under the thumb of religion? My parents were always too busy working to take us to church on Sundays and we didn't grow up with religious images in our home but coming from a Mexican household, religion and…
  • Photographer Interview: Eileen Perrier

    6 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    From the Peckham Square Studio series (2014)Copyright Eileen PerrierEileen Perrier's latest work, Peckham Square Studio (2014) features black and white portraits of local people taken by Perrier on London's Peckham Square on Friday, 11th and Saturday 12th July 2014. On view now through November 16, 2014 at Peckham Platform.D&B: You are English by way of Ghana and Dominica. How did your parents meet? EP: They met in London, so I see myself as a Londoner, since I would not exist if my parents had not met here. What drew you to photography?While doing my A-levels at Weald College, in…
  • Weekly Roundup: South London Portraits, Hyphenated Identity, CCNY Auction and More

    26 Sep 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Copyright Eileen PerrierEileen Perrier's Peckham Square Studio Project Born in London to parents of Dominican and Ghanian descent, photographer Eileen Perrier's work explores the complexities of identity. The Peckham Square Studio project features black & white portraits of local residents in South London. To make the portraits, Perrier payed homage to Victorian styles and techniques, photographing passerby in a mobile studio using a large format camera and headrest. Daima (2013) photobook by Nzitu MawakhaDaima: Images of Women of Color in Germany by Nzitu Mawakha “Daima” is a…
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    Flickr Blog

  • Photographer brings joy to child refugees with pinhole camera

    nicoleswink
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    Zeb Andrews is a pinhole photographer, taking stunning, lensless photos through a single aperture. “Pinhole photography allows me to view the world differently,” Zeb tells The Weekly Flickr. “We see the world in fractions of a second. And the fact that a pinhole camera captures a span of time is already vastly different from how we see things. So every time I take this camera out, it’s like I’m putting on a new set of eyes.” Zeb, who is from Portland, Oregon, picked up his first pinhole camera in 2004, and he describes the simplicity of making one.
  • Flickr Friday: The Phoenix Selection

    Solène
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:53 am
    The phoenix has risen from its own ashes on this #FlickrFriday. Fire, lights, symbols, deep and warm colors, rebirth… your pictures were stunning! Thank you all for your amazing flaming photos. To see all the other contributions shared for the challenge, we invite you to take a look at the FlickrFriday group.
  • Flickr Friday: SaltAndPepper

    Solène
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 am
    #SaltAndPepper It’s Friday and this our #FlickrFriday Theme. One does not go simply without the other, they are the Yin and Yang of cuisine, the black and white of taste. They spice up our life and our meals. Those tiny grains and crystals on our table can inspire us everyday and also make us think about colors, black and white, a band in the 80’s and your Dad’s hair… Because salt and pepper rock! These are really two opposites that go great together. Submit your shot in the #FlickrFriday group. We’ll showcase our favorites in Flickr Blog next Friday.
  • 50 million Creative Commons and licensed images now in Flickr Wall Art

    Rajiv Vaidyanathan
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    Today Flickr is bringing the best photographers from around the world to your walls. You can now decorate your home, office, or dorm room with artwork from more than 50 million beautiful images. In October, we announced a new way to share your personal photos with Flickr Wall Art. Now, not only can you turn your own personal photostream into museum-quality prints to hang on your walls, but you can search from more than 50 million freely-licensed Creative Commons images and order hand-selected collections from Flickr’s licensed artists. Among the finest images we have on Flickr, we’re…
  • 20under20 Spotlight: Berta Vicente

    Katerina
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    Likewise, when she didn’t have seamless and a studio to work from, she re-painted a wall in her room to match the chiaroscuro aesthetic of the painters she admires. When we met Berta in New York for the 20under20 gala, she had a digital camera, but her obsession at the moment was a modified polaroid a friend had helped her hack together. She shot on 3200 ISO Fujifilm and captured a number of lovely portraits of other 20under20. She was also experimenting with large format film cameras and at shooting digital to film transfer, a technique she said was inspired by her love of Sebastião…
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    camera 47 : create | repeat

  • 2014 Holiday List of 40 Photography Gifts Under $100

    jonesoliver
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Somehow I missed this post last year – but hopefully I can make it up to you this year by doubling the list and making it not 20 items – but 40 great photography gifts.  I think it’s ambitious – but let’s give it a shot. The rules are simple:  photography-centric gifts under $100 that […]
  • Photo 101: Where to Print?

    jonesoliver
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Looking for printing services?  Here’s a few to consider that may not be on your list: Bay Photo.  If you buy photos from my portfolio site – they’ll likely be printed at Bay Photo.  They’re great! WHCC.  Another awesome place to print. There’s also mpix. Sometimes you just need a print fast that doesn’t cost […]
  • Photo 101: Histograms

    jonesoliver
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    In-camera, histograms can help you get the best exposure possible  and see quickly if information is lost from over or under exposure.  In post, they can help you fine-tune the image. Here’s a simple example of what correct, over, and under exposure could look like on a histogram. Here it’s balanced. Here the image is […]
  • DIY: Slider (with bearings) for Under $100

    jonesoliver
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:49 am
    Sliders are great tools for video and time lapse applications.  That said, to buy a good slider that uses bearings can be expensive.  And a reasonable slider that uses friction can run around $100. Now I understand that there are a number of slider builds out there but I was looking for one that could […]
  • The Complete Photography Bundle II: 5 Day Deal

    jonesoliver
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:33 pm
    OK – this one caught me a bit by surprise but once I saw the list of contributors and the content that they were offering – it was a pretty quick decision for me. The Complete Photography Bundle II is literally offering up gigs (about 33 total gigabytes) of ebooks, videos, tutorials, presets, textures, and […]
 
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    Cameratown.com Digital Photography News

  • Canon Announces Their New Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Super Telephoto Lens

    11 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Canon today announced the highly anticipated Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens, a second generation compact super-telephoto zoom lens featuring significant advancements in optical quality, image stabilization performance up-to-four steps, and rotating-zoom-ring design. This new L-series super- telephoto zoom lens features Canon L-series weather resistance and rugged magnesium housing to meet the needs of wildlife and sports photographers or photojournalists working out in the elements.
  • Registration is officially open for Timelapse Moab 2015 Dark-Sky Workshop

    6 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    TimelapseMoab.com announces that registration is now open for "Timelapse Moab 2015," an advanced 5-Night dark sky time-lapse workshop taking place in Southern Utah from May 13-17th, 2014. Timelapse Moab is the most comprehensive and advanced timelapse workshop - with a focus on teaching all the skills needed to capture and produce breathtaking night sky films.
  • Think Tank Photo announces Digital Holster 5 for Small to Medium Mirrorless Cameras and Lenses

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    Think Tank Photo will be releasing a new size to our highly popular Digital Holster line-up, the Digital Holster 5. Designed specifically for users of small to medium mirrorless cameras and lenses, it can be worn as a shoulder bag or attached to a belt, whichever best serves your needs.
  • Think Tank Photo Introduces Six Perception Premier Daybacks Designed Specifically for Mirrorless Systems

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Think Tank Photo's new Perception series daypacks are an all-new and advantageous way to carry smaller camera systems and is ideal for travel and city walk-arounds. The Perception series comes in two colors, black and taupe. Also featuring three sizes, the smallest size, The Perception Tablet accommodates a mirrorless system and a (add size of tablet) an iPad Mini. The largest size, the Perception Pro, holds a 15" laptop and a 10" tablet (iPad), plus one mirrorless body or small DSLR with a small to medium zoom attached (lens hood reversed). Plus, the largest size fits four to five more…
  • Canon EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera Announced This Week

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    Canon this past week announced today the Canon EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, the latest edition to the Canon Cinema EOS line of professional Super 35mm 8.3 megapixel CMOS cameras and the second-generation version of the popular Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera. Optimized for one-person operation, the new EOS C100 Mark II camera has a mobile core design enabling users to choose their preferred style of shooting. The existing design has been enhanced to include a large-size detachable eyecup for the camera's large 68-degree tilting 0.45-inch 1.23 megapixel color EVF (electronic…
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    Scott Wyden Imagery

  • How Photographers Can Find Their Vision

    Scott
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    A common thread amongst newer photographers, and photographers looking to grow, is vision. I’m often asked about how to find vision. The answer isn’t simple, and I have actually written about it in the past. I don’t think it can be taught because a photographer’s vision isn’t black and white. There are so many colors and variances. The only thing we can do, as educators, is to offer guidance to push people towards finding their own visions. Using challenges that are broad so the photographer is forced to think using their creative brain. Or specific as we discover…
  • Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park

    Scott
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Jordan Pond is beautiful location tucked away in Acadia National Park in Maine. It is a location where you can see mountains in the distance.  The mountains are called bubbles because the are extremely round and resemble bubbles. I love scenes like this for a few reasons. The rocks and driftwood in the water sits perfectly so when doing a longer exposure their peak through the icy water perfectly.  Then the trees in the distance pop off the lighter mountain background.  To top it off, it was a very foggy morning so remains of the fog floats above the trees. Talk about a beautiful view.
  • My Friend Daryl

    Scott
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    This is my friend Daryl. He and I met via social media many years ago. One day he said to me that he keeps struggling to join the photowalks I was organizing on a regular basis. So my reply to him was something along the lines of… “then let’s plan one together so you have no choice but to attend.” And that is what happened. Over the years Daryl and I have become super close friends. This photograph was made at my recent headshot photography meetup. It shows Daryl’s natural smile and that’s what these past 5 days have been about. I have nominated myself for…
  • Headshot With A Splash Of Color

    Scott
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    This is Erin.  I met her via The Arcanum as she is one of the apprentices I’m mentoring. I had the pleasure of meeting Erin in person during a headshot photography meetup I organized. During our time making photos and sharing headshot photography tips and trips, my friend Joe decided to set up a backlight with a purple gel.  This was the result of the light. It added a really nice purple tint to the black background. I decided to share this photograph because it is one of my favorites from the day, and Erin’s smile is extremely natural. I have nominated myself for the smile…
  • One Is More Than A Number

    Scott
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The number one means so many different things depending on what its referring to.  For a one year work anniversary it is a pretty neat deal, but not one often celebrated. I rarely hear of anyone celebrating one year of retirement. But a first birthday is huge.  It is a giant milestone for the parents and the child.  One that needs to be celebrated, and admired.  One is a beautiful thing, but it is much more than a number. A one year old with a smile is even better. I have nominated myself for the smile challenge. The deal is that for 5 days you must post a photograph with one or more…
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • Sean Kernan, Looking Into The Light: A Workshop-In-A-Book

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Sean Kernan is a photographer, teacher and author based in Connecticut. He often teaches at the Maine Media Workshops + College. We sat down to talk about his new book, Looking Into The Light, which helps photographers resuscitate their sense of discovery and wonder through exercises and practice. It is, as Kernan says, a workshop in a book, so it isn’t something you should read cover to cover in one sitting. It is to be nibbled at and examined in a mindful manner. These exercises will “let you be empty and expectant” at the same time, allowing you a “spaciousness of…
  • Dinesh Khanna, Photography & Photographing In India

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Dinesh Khanna and I passed each other at a Dayanita Singh lecture, in New Delhi. It was, as you might have expected it, quite a crowded space and I don’t believe we traded more than a few courtesies. Sephi Bergerson, made the introductions because I nudged him to. So, that’s sort of the background on where and how we met. It was a hurried meeting but it left in me an indelible mark because of the sheer humility Dinesh projected. I was gasping to come up with something remarkable or flattering to say, but he slid right past all that and started to ask me about how I was using…
  • Click, Buy & Save On These Black Friday And Cyber Monday Deals

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    And, so it begins. Another Thanksgiving day will come and go and you’ll find yourself stuffed with turkey and good cheer come Friday morning. Resist the temptation to run out at 2 in the morning to go shopping for that 43 1/2″ HD Cypersonic OLED television. Do all your shopping in your pajamas like I do starting today. I’ll curate the best Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals for photographers right here. I would appreciate it if you used my affiliate links on this page to make your time-limited discounted purchases for yourself, your friends or your photography business.
  • Corwin Hiebert, On Minding Your Photography Business

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    Corwin Hiebert and his boutique business, Taendem Agency, for all practical purposes operates in the shadows. Out of sight to most, though, he and his team are responsible for making sure their clients, all creative people, have thriving businesses so that they can keep doing what they love. The celebrated author, speaker, teacher, David duChemin is one his clients. From David’s own words we hear about how he is left best to creating images and fully living the life of a creative because the other side of his business, which is the nitty gritty details of running it – bookkeeping,…
  • Spencer Lum, Inspire Interviews, Episode 8

    Seshu
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Spencer Lum is no stranger to Tiffinbox, as he was the 2nd Annual Tiffinbox Award winner. As the principal photographer at 5 West Studios, a Brooklyn, NY based wedding photography business and the blogger behind Ground Glass, Lum is a highly sought after speaker and presenter. He will be at forthcoming Inspire Photo Retreats, in Portland, Maine from February 9 – 11th, 2015. We sat down to chat about his 2014 presentation (which I missed!) and then explored what he will be speaking about at the 2015 event. If you are still on the fence, please take a look at all the speakers who will be…
 
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  • Bearpaw Lake

    Peter
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:22 pm
    In Grand Teton National Park the eyes track the skyline. There is no doubt about this. And feet must answer for what the eyes insist on seeing ever more closely and clearly. Curiously, a goodly number of the day hikes in Grand Teton National Park measure in for the round trip route at just around eight miles – the eye makes extravagant demands….  Most of these routes run flat along their length, and thus make very doable day hikes.  There are not less than a dozen of such treks, but our favorites of these cluster along the eastern side of the waterworks, providing the classic…
  • Hermitage Point Trail – Grand Teton National Park

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

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

  • The mentor, the master - Harry Pearson, 1937-2014

    John Simoudis
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:41 am
    I'm sitting down to write my thoughts about HP, and this photo of him by Joseph Weiss does not do him justice. Harry, infinitely inquisitive, must have been trying to get to know more about the photographer than reveal of himself. Yet there is still that Pearson sly smile just about to appear.To think of Harry physically gone seems like a scientific impossibility. Harry inhabited the ether better than anyone I have ever known. He would appear out of nowhere and disappear just as fast.There was the 4am email with a celestial transit or a link to an article about a new artist about to appear at…
  • AlienSkin Exposure 6 - Review

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

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

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

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

  • New eBook – 53 Tips For Nature Photography

    Steve Berardi
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In the last six years, we’ve published over 240 posts here on PhotoNaturalist. With each new post, it gets harder to dig through the older posts and find the ones you might be interested in. It’s one of the most common comments I get from new readers. So, I thought now was a good time to create a “best of PhotoNaturalist” eBook that contains all of our most popular posts (but only including posts written by me, because I do not have permission to resell other writers’ posts). The eBook is 108 pages, and has 53 of my top posts. I determined the “top posts”…
  • The Most Useful Filters for Nature Photography

    Jim Braswell
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:02 pm
    When photographing nature, there are many times when a photographic filter on the end of the lens can help improve the image, or give the image a different effect. Such is the case when I captured Maroon Creek (Colorado) with a Neutral Density filter: Maroon Creek / Photo by Jim Braswell Kind of like “creativity in a can.” What filters are most useful for shooting nature? Polarizing Filter The polarizing filter is one of the most common filters that nature photographers use. It works by removing glare and reflections from the scene. A polarizing filter is useful for: Saturating a…
  • How To Photograph The Lunar Eclipse

    Steve Berardi
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Lunar Eclipse (2011) / Photo by Steve BerardiOn October 8th (this Wednesday), there will be a total lunar eclipse. It’ll be visible from much of North and South America, Australia, and much of Asia (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 Here’s a helpful website that will tell you when (and if) the eclipse will be visible from your city: See what time…
  • 4 Steps to Photographing the Milky Way

    Jeff Stamer
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:14 pm
    The Milky Way arcs over Bryce Canyon in this 7 frame image stitched together in Photoshop / Photo by Jeff StamerTechnological progress in camera sensor sensitivity during the past decade has dramatically enhanced low-light photography. The ability to photograph the Milky Way is perhaps the most awe-inspiring result of these advances. This post will give you the basics you need to start making your own Milky Way images. If you really get hooked and want more details, check out my more detailed post. 1 – Equipment Milky Way rising over the Watchman at Zion National Park / Photo by Jeff…
  • How To Research a New Photo Location

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

  • 4 New Cameras with Apple RAW Update 6.01

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:22 am
    RAW support for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Fujifilm X30, Nikon D750, and the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 were added to the Apple ecosystem that currently includes iPhoto, Aperture, and Preview. Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.01 is currently available in the Mac App Store. This update requires Mac OS X Yosemite. Aperture Tips and Techniques To learn more about Aperture, check out my Aperture 3.3 Essential Training (2012) on lynda.com. Also, take a look at our Aperture 3 Learning Center. Tons of free content about how to get the most out of Aperture. Want to Comment on this...
  • Adjust Your Aperture Previews Before Importing into Lightroom 5.7

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    Adobe incorporated its Aperture/iPhoto Import Utility into Lightroom 5.7. And it works well. But a little preparation in Aperture will provide you with the best results possible. Here's how to get your Aperture Library in shape - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/11/adjust-aperture-previews.html
  • Good on Paper Doesn't Always Mean Good in Hands

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:46 am
    A great review doesn't always mean you're going to like the camera - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/11/online-shopping.html
  • Tripod Too Short? Use Your Car

    18 Nov 2014 | 7:25 am
    Inspired by a photo of Ansel Adams, I often use my car to extend the height of a short tripod - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/11/use-your-car-to-extend-your-tripod.html
  • "Dealing with Drones, Storytag Interview, Save $400 on E-M5" - Podcast 454

    18 Nov 2014 | 6:33 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Dealing with Drones, a chat with Storytag founder Nikki McKenna, huge savings on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/11/tds-podcast-454.html
 
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    Faby and Carlo

  • The hair issue. What make up artists can’t do for you

    Fabiana Nicora
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Short, long, curly or straight, we all have a love-hate relationship with our hair. Hair can be an issue for women therefore, I have the utmost respect of who works as a hairdresser. In my opinion, without exaggerating, working with women and their hair is one of the toughest jobs in the beauty industry, second only to being a plastic surgeon. Even being a hair stylist is a hell of a responsibility, especially for those who work for big creatives in the fashion industry. It is safe to say that hair, more even than make up – that is of course important – sets the look and the mood…
  • Tired of London? Dreaming of the seaside and a simpler life

    Fabiana Nicora
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    It may be that Samuel Johnson was right, but despite loving this city with all my heart, something wrong is happening here and yes, I admit it, I am getting tired of what London is becoming. What I love about London I have always loved the buzz, the creativity and the unique quirkiness that London has always represented. I fell in love with this city as soon as I put my foot down the airplane. Pollution, germs or staying on the right on the escalators, have never bothered me. I am not scared of being trapped in the tube, and I love the crazy night buses that I had read on Harry Potter…
  • The nipple issue

    Fabiana Nicora
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    The nipple issue appeared to have reached worldwide proportions of censorship in our society, but funnily enough, the first ones to be nipple shy are often us women. What is the nipple issue? Apparently nipples are to be censored, cancelled, covered, and somehow vilified because seen as “sexual“. I am not sure what this nipple issue is about – I am definitively not nipple shy and am all up for a tasteful and elegant nude -, but I do believe that a breast without nipple looks very weird. I remember Helmut Newton complaining for the same issue about nipples when women in the…
  • 4 simple steps to communicate better

    Fabiana Nicora
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    How many times have you found yourself mad at a person you love after a perfectly normal conversation? You are worried about something, you open up to someone you trust, and after a couple of minutes you end up thinking “Oh forget it”. Somehow you feel lectured and not at all understood despite normally being on the same page… How come? Something went wrong on the communication level and the result can be disastrous for any relationships. At home or at work, it is fundamental to learn how to communicate better. When communication goes wrong Very often people are either too busy with…
  • How to look expensive

    Fabiana Nicora
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    For Carlo and I there is only one secret on how to look expensive, and it follows the idea that less is more. Some may argue that the Baroque style with its grandeur is a synonym of looking expensive, and while what is right is a question of personal taste, it is also true that the cultural background plays an important role on deciding how to look expensive. To give you an example, Carlo and I come from Italy where both the opulence of stylists like Dolce and Gabbana and Cavalli, and the simple lines of Armani are examples of a luxury lifestyle. Carlo and I have chosen to embrace the idea…
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    PhotoDay

  • ...near Everett.

    10 Nov 2014 | 11:42 am
    ........near Everett, Washington.November 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Clouds, Fuji x100, Tourist, travel, walking, weather
  • Faces in a Window.

    7 Nov 2014 | 1:13 pm
    .....Near the Sno-Isle Library.Monroe, Washington.November 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Fuji x100, street, travel, walking
  • Red Meditations

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    .....The Sky River Bakery.Monroe, Washington, October 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Fuji x100, Monroe, street, Tourist, travel
  • Remembrance

    13 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    .....Seattle, Washington, October 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, love, Sports, street, Tourist, travel, walking
  • Wedding Dreams

    10 Oct 2014 | 12:16 pm
    .....Post Alley, Seattle, Washington, October 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012 Jim Scolman.
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    Ilan Bresler Photography

  • Short Rest

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

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

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

  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 9

    Editor
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Gong on a train ride via gevonservo Filter used: Normal via weedobooty Filter used: Normal Glad I’m just the photographer and not the goalie via gevonservo Filter used: Normal For a second there I thought I was in via raspinell Filter used: Normal Hayedo via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Something from the recent archives , thanks @scottwyden for letting me test the 20mm The post Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 9 appeared first on Photocrati.
  • Who Are Your On Social Media? Person or Brand?

    Scott
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Buffer App posted a fantastic article on their blog talking about what you share on social media and how you portray yourself. The article is super important to read for photographers because so many are individual freelancers but also so many work as a team. So the question becomes, do you portray yourself as a person or as a brand? Who Are You On Social Media? In my personal opinion I believe it depends on the business.  If a wedding photography business has a Twitter account as @WeddingBiz and not @JohnDoe then the Twitter persona should be the brand always. That doesn’t mean that…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 8

    Editor
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    via weedobooty Filter used: Normal Handball season begins. via weedobooty Filter used: Normal Pep talk via npappy123 Filter used: Normal Central park photowalk via igzabeher Filter used: Normal From the PAC Photowalk in Central Park after Photo Plus, Halloween weekend. igzabeherphotography.com via scottwyden Filter used: Willow Lighting tight spaces via weedobooty Filter used: Normal Goal! via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Yes … yes it is a foggy morning by the pale sky light…. The post Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 8 appeared first on Photocrati.
  • Sprouting Photographer Announces free “Take Back Your 80%” Course

    Scott
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Our friends at Sprouting Photographer have launched a really cool business course for photographers. When starting a photography business, many photographers do not realize how of the creative work is done compared to the business work. Typically it is 80% business and 20% creativity. When photographers do not realize this, it shocks them greatly from the get go. Well, our friends at Sprouting Photographer just launched a free course called “Take Back Your 80%” which is intended to help guide photographers through the process of swapping that 80% and 20% so that photographers are…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 7

    Editor
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    via weedobooty Filter used: Normal Amsterdam biker via weedobooty Filter used: Normal Drottningholms slott 10/10 via gevonservo Filter used: Normal He’s been bad via gevonservo Filter used: Normal I’m temped by another lens … via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Art We All ? post via forstnerphotos Filter used: Normal Such a gorgeous day for an engagement session in Ashland,VA! Cannot wait for @tayedw and @koontzcmk April 2015 wedding! @forstnerphotos via raspinell Filter used: Normal perdido perdido via scottwyden Filter used: Normal PAC Master via gevonservo Filter used:…
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    MCP Actions

  • Holiday Gift Ideas For Photographers

    MCP Actions
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
      With the holiday prep in full swing, you may be looking for that ideal gift for that photographer friend of yours, or items to put on your own wish list. Below is a list of some great tools that I have on my own wish list, or that I have come across and thought they looked like fabulous finds for any shutterbug. From stocking stuffers to big eye-poppers, there is something sure to fit anyone’s budget. PowerPax $6.39: Nothing is more annoying than to empty the contents of my camera bag when searching for charged batteries for a quick change out during a shoot, and end up pulling all…
  • A Photographers Guide to Understanding Light

    MCP Actions
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    “Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” – George Eastman Understanding light and how it works is a key to amazing photography.  Learn tips and tricks now to get the most from the light around you. The Best Time to Shoot: The Golden Hours The best light for taking photographs is available to you during the ‘golden hours,’ which are roughly one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset. This light is soft and diffuse and casts golden hues on all it touches. It’s…
  • Fix Exposure, Color and Light for Beautiful Portraits

    Jodi Friedman
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Fix Exposure, Color and Light for Beautiful Portraits The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure.  If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for?  You’ll learn how other photographers are using our products and see what they…
  • 4 Easy Ways to Take Natural Family Photos

    MCP Actions
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s that time of year again where families are wanting to get their family pictures taken. Most families want a traditional photo, but most also want natural photos that speak more to them. We have a family photo that is very outdated – everyone is dressed in their ridiculous “portrait” outfits. I am so young that I am sitting on my mother’s lap. Everyone around me is smiling their toothy grin except me – I have my hand raised in a fist and I am growling at the camera. And guess what? That is the photo that we have hanging up – not the stiff,…
  • Quick Tip Tuesday – Try These Editing Tips

    Jodi Friedman
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Here’s a few pin-able editing tips for this Tuesday – enjoy!   Lightroom: Photoshop:   We hope you enjoyed.  Want to see more tips like this?  Follow our Facebook page where we try and post tips on Tuesday – and often have great photography, Photoshop and Lightroom content every day of the week + weekends too. The post Quick Tip Tuesday – Try These Editing Tips appeared first on MCP Actions.
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    Echenique dot com

  • LumeCube Set to Launch on Kickstarter

    Carlos Echenique
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    LumeCube is the first technically-versatile, external flash and lighting experience for use with smartphones, digital cameras and GoPro. It’s features include: 1.5” cube encased in water resistant silicone shell Flash or constant video mode for GoPro® HeroCamera or smartphone Fully controllable flash & brightness duration via smartphone app Smartphone app allows you to individually control [...] The post LumeCube Set to Launch on Kickstarter appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Happy Halloween!

    Carlos Echenique
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab! Happy Halloween! The post Happy Halloween! appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • CameraPeddler Opens its Virtual Doors

    Carlos Echenique
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    CameraPeddler.com has opened online providing camera enthusiasts with a marketplace to buy/sell/trade their camera gear. Membership is free and available to individuals and dealers. The post CameraPeddler Opens its Virtual Doors appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Apple Introduces 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display

    Carlos Echenique
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:23 pm
    CUPERTINO, California—October 16, 2014—Apple® today unveiled the 27-inch iMac® with Retina® 5K display, featuring the world’s highest resolution display with a breathtaking 14.7 million pixels. At this amazing resolution, text appears sharper than ever, videos are unbelievably lifelike, and you can see new levels of detail in your photos. With the latest quad-core processors, high-performance [...] The post Apple Introduces 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Too much Photoshop

    Carlos Echenique
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Here is an amazing video of just how far you can manipulate an image with Adobe Photoshop: The post Too much Photoshop appeared first on Echenique dot com.
 
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    John Beardsworth

  • A not-so-remote quarry

    John
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    Dalt’s Quarry is in Borrowdale, just off the path from Grange to Castle Crag I got back from the Lake District at the start of the week. Before I went the forecast really hadn’t been too promising – a series . . .
  • Norway in 5 minutes

    John
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:01 am
    For one reason or another, something always crops up whenever I’ve planned to visit Norway. Long ago, a Norwegian girlfriend moved on before our summer trip, a business conference was cancelled at the last minute, and more recently a tour . . .
  • Nikon’s D750 – now that’s an upgrade

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

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

    John
    27 Jun 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Even before yesterday’s announcement  Apple To Cease Development Of Aperture, consistently the most-visited page on my Lightroom site was Moving from Aperture to Lightroom. Since the devil is always in the detail, I would encourage any Aperture refugees to read . . .
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • Headspace – Treat Your Head Right

    johnpaulcaponigro
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    Headspace is meditation made simple. Using their app and online techniques they make it easy-to-learn, fun-to-do, and relevant to your everyday life. (It got my 13 year old son to start his own meditation practice!) See what 10 minutes a day can do for you today. Try Headspace now! Learn more about Meditation here.
  • All It Takes Is 10 Mindful Minutes – Andy Puddicombe – TED

    johnpaulcaponigro
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:28 am
    “When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present.” Take 10 today with Andy Puddicombe’s delightful App and website – Headspace. Learn more about Meditation here. Find Recommended Reading on Meditation here.
  • First Look – Namibian Dunes 2014

    johnpaulcaponigro
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    Having previously produced a portfolio of aerial views of dunes, I’ve been chasing dune images that are more up close and personal. Here’s a first look. There’s more to come! Find out about my Namibia digital photography workshop here. Find out about my digital photography and digital printing workshops here.
  • 77 Quotes On Change

    johnpaulcaponigro
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    Here’s a collection of my favorite quotes on change. “Some men see things the way they are and ask, ‘Why?’ I dream things that never were, and ask ‘Why not?” — George Bernard Shaw “A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows.” — William James “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” — Buckminster Fuller “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can…
  • Deepak Chopra’s Top 8 Meditation Tips

    johnpaulcaponigro
    15 Nov 2014 | 3:47 am
    “Is there a best time of day to meditate? How much time do you need to meditate each day? Watch as Deepak Chopra answers your most burning meditation FAQs.” Read more on Meditation here. Find recommended books on Meditation here.
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • I HAVE to Be Here!

    Moose
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:06 pm
    What’s your excuse?!
  • K&M Air Adventures ’15

    Moose
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    We are extremely excited to announce K&M Air Adventure for 2015. We are incredibly excited to have access to the amazing aircraft and facilities at Minot, ND. We have a minimum of six warbirds, B-25, Zero, Corsair, Warhawk just to mention a few and some gorgeous antiques like a Waco. And we’re going to be there twice in 2015! It’s limited to 6 shooters, price is $1695 with air to air being extra and the price based on the package you select (starting at $800). The weekend includes ground school, static shooting, night shooting with prop turning, bombers, fighters, biplanes and…
  • Back with the Eagles

    Moose
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    The Eagles of Haines or Chilkat River are legendary! I’ve known about them long before I was even a photographer. It was once the place only the brave traveled, it remoteness and severity in weather made it a locale few ventured to. That changed and now it is a destination for many wildlife photographers from around the world. A loyal group of K&M folk asked Kevin & I 18 months ago to bring them up here. We’d never been here but were more than up for the adventure, so here we are! But the eagles, well … You need two important elements to get the legendary show the…
  • The Road to Haines

    Moose
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Well, three days later as we made it to Haines, AK. Started off at 01:00 leaving our home and flying without any real effort made it up to Seattle to meet up with my bud Kevin. After spending the night there, up at 04:30 and got on our plane to Juneau and again, ezzy peezy. By 08:30 we were in Juneau and in place for our 13:30 flight to Haines. It wasn’t to be! Weather set in and one by one, all the flights to Haines were canceled. Well, got on the phone and secured passage on the Ferry to Haines which left the dock at 01:45 the next day. Now, to kill 15hrs at the airport. Well, after…
  • White-fronted Bee-eater

    Moose
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    The effects of going to Africa are still very much resonating in my heart even a month later. All the images are filed, backed up and finished and I find myself constantly going back and looking at them to see if, the trip really did happen and if I really did take the photos. This is a pair of White-fronted Bee-eaters. Greg did a marvelous driving the landie right up to them and with a couple of tweaks, I had the perfect background. Not only were the birds really cool, but the light and more importantly, its direction perfect to light up them colors. Just look at them backs light up!
 
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    Cardinal Photo

  • iStabilizer monopod: More than just a 'selfie-stick'

    David Cardinal
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    There is no doubt that the biggest market for the novel iStabilizer "monopod" for your smartphone (or small point and shoot) will be taking better selfies. Getting the camera away from your face, and not having to hold your arm at an awkward angle is a big win. But as a photographer, I was also intrigued by the possibilities it offered for getting shots from unusual perspectives…. read more
  • Some new ways to enhance the color of your wildlife photos

    David Cardinal
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    There are plenty of tools to work directly on the color of your images. Many photographers don’t realize that you can often also enhance color by working on contrast. read more
  • Finally! Canon replaces nearly-antique Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens

    David Cardinal
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    Canon shooters who don’t want to lug a huge and expensive telephoto zoom along with them, and haven’t wanted to go third party have had only one option for the past 16 years (believe it or not, that’s how long it has been). Finally Canon has introduced a totally revamped model, the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM Lens. The new lens has all the right specs: read more
  • Domke Metro Messenger Bag: Your shoulder-carried digital darkroom

    David Cardinal
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    I’ve always envied pros wandering around with their classic Domke photo bags. Sleek, practical, and oozing history, they were also rugged enough to take a beating anywhere in the world. However, whether because I needed to lug large lenses, carry a laptop, or have a bag with enough padding so that I could check it in a pinch, there was never a Domke that fit my needs. Until now. The new Domke Metro Messenger bag is perfect for a traveling photographers “walk-around” gear and laptop. I’ve been using one for a few weeks, so I have plenty of experiences with it to share with you… read…
  • Nikon D750 Field test: All the camera you can fit in one hand -- Updated with Nikon D810 comparison

    David Cardinal
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    The first impression you get when taking a Nikon D750 out of the box is that it is the perfect size and shape for a DSLR (at least for me). It is smaller and lighter than other "semi-pro" models, with a deep hand grip that makes it easy to carry in one hand – even without a strap. It’s no mirrorless or rangefinder, but a pleasant change from larger DSLRs. read more
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    Prolost

  • Visual Effects are Not the Answer

    Stu Maschwitz
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    From the time I saw Star Wars, almost all of my favorite movies have been full of visual effects. My love of film and of visual effects developed simultaneously. I ultimately worked at Industrial Light & Magic for four years, even putting in some time on Star Wars itself, for better or worse. After that, I co-owned a visual effects company for ten years. Visual effects can contribute enormously to a film. Few of us will ever forget the AT-AT attack on the rebel stronghold in The Empire Strikes Back, or the T-rex stepping out from the paddock in Jurassic Park. But while visual effects can…
  • MOX Open Source Movie Format Crowdfunding Campaign

    Stu Maschwitz
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    If you've ever longed for an open source alternative to Quicktime, now you can hep make it happen. From the MOX Indiegogo page: There are already movie formats aimed at professional users, but they each fall short in one way or another. Some are not cross-platform, making them difficult to hand off to colleagues. Others do not support key features like higher bit depths and lossless compression. Few have well-designed APIs so that applications can take full advantage of them. Most require developers to pay licensing fees. The source of these failings is that the formats are not open.
  • Introducing Offload

    Stu Maschwitz
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    When Red Giant introduced BulletProof, we sought to solve a great number of problems with gathering, organizing, and managing the huge quantity of media we create with our cameras. Some people swear by it, but it's a lot of app. Everyone needs a trusted system for copying footage from their camera cards to their computer. For most shooters I know (video and stills), that's still a manual, drag-and-drop process. It's fussy and error-prone, and there's no way to be sure your files are free from corruptions or errors. Want a backup? Manually initiate another copy. Today, Red Giant launches…
  • Adobe MAX 2014

    Stu Maschwitz
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    I told you I took a lot of pictures with my telephone. Last week, Adobe held their MAX event to announce some cool new creative tools. At the keynote, they put me up on the big screen as an example of how Lightroom's cloud syncing legitimizes mobile photography. Wanna see? It's right at the head of the section on mobile apps. The example they highlighted—where I snap a few iPhone shots of the Small Gunns team working on some new products, was 100% real—you can see the results here. My Photos Truly Belong Among the Clouds Lightroom mobile is great, but it can do your head in a bit. On one…
  • GoPro HERO4

    Stu Maschwitz
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    Not shown actual size. GoPro has announced their latest action camera, the HERO4, in both Black and Silver editions, along with the Hero, an entry-level GoPro. The kind folks at GoPro invited me to try out these cameras last week, in an activity-filled day in San Francisco. A Camera and a Culture At the HERO3 launch event two years ago, I was struck by how different my reaction was from other camera announcements:This @GoPro Hero 3 demo reel is making me feel like I’ve wasted my life by not wasting my life.— Stu Maschwitz (@5tu) October 17, 2012 Or, to put it another way, while other…
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    Stone Thrower

  • Evan Kafka for Care Connect

    Jamie Zimmermann
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Evan Kafka was commissioned to photograph for the new Care Connect and website. Check out the hilarious campaign below.   Click here see the photos in action.   Artist: Evan Kafka For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division
  • Martin Adolfsson Featured in D2 Magazine

    Jamie Zimmermann
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    Martin Adolfsson’s images were recently featured in the Swedish magazine D2. Martin’s travel and architecture photography skills were utilized to highlight architecture in the Utah Desert.   Artist: Martin Adolfsson For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: News Tagged: architectural photography, Architecture, architecture photography, Glasshouse Assignment, martin Adolfsson, photography, travel,…
  • Apple Talk with digital artist Cary Ng

    Jamie Zimmermann
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    “The Design and Craft of Digital Environments” Cary Ng is a digital artist specializing in CGI and 3D Illustration for Advertising and Design Visualization. He is also adjunct faculty at Parsons and FIT. Cary will discuss his creative process for building CG Environments. He will focus on the tools and techniques used to build everything from architectural scenes with buildings and cityscapes to digital nature scenes full of trees and rocks. Apple Store Grand Central Terminal 7pm November 6th Artist: Cary Ng For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for…
  • Kang Kim Wins PDN Competition

    Jamie Zimmermann
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    Congratulations to Kang Kim who is a winner of the PDN Objects of Desire still life contest!     Photographer: Kang Kim For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.com  Filed under: Assignment Division, News Tagged: credit card, desire, Glasshouse Assignment, Kang Kim, PDN, photography, Still Life, Still Life Photography
  • Bob Martus for John Varvatos

    Jamie Zimmermann
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    Bob Martus was commissioned to photograph the John Varvatos Fall 2014 Lookbook.   Photographer: Bob Martus For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division, News Tagged: Accessories, bob martus, Fashion, Fashion Photography, Glasshouse Assignment, john varvatos, men's fashion, photography, Shoes, Still Life Photography
 
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    JMG-Galleries

  • Vemödalen vs. Zero to One

    Jim Goldstein
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:57 am
    When behind the camera I often ask myself if I’m incrementally adding to an existing body of work or if I’m truly creating something new. Two pieces of work recently released bring my internal struggle to words and images. Vemödalen, embedded below, and Peter Thiel’s new book Zero To One. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows defines vemödalen as: n. the frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist—the same sunset, the same waterfall, the same curve of a hip, the same closeup of an eye—which can turn a unique subject…
  • Creative Discovery Through Mistakes

    Jim Goldstein
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    One of the great things about creativity is that it can germinate from a mistake. The trick for photographers is to develop an awareness and eye to see mistakes as creative opportunity so as explore them until they become a crafted photograph. It is very easy to feel that we have to be in control of the creative process from beginning to end and that is not required. Sometimes taking an extended look at a mistake can yield new ideas that would never have come to mind otherwise. Working a scene and trying new angles, settings, focal lengths, etc. is one way to hone your final product through…
  • B&W Challenge Day 1 – Point Reyes National Seashore Clouds

    Jim Goldstein
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    My friend Kelly Castro recently challenged me to the 5 Day B&W Photo Challenge on Facebook so I thought I would share my entries. The challenge is merely for fun and an exercise to think creatively. Having been in Dad mode the past several months I thought this would be a good way to get back in the game. The photo above was taken in the Point Reyes National Seashore where I was tuning up and trying out some new gear. Taken mid-day on a bright sunny day I was trying out a Singh-ray More-Slo 10-stop filter. The effort was experimental and the output translated nicely to a textured black…
  • An Opportunity Not To Miss: Art Wolfe Photography Webinar

    Jim Goldstein
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Register today for $7 using code: JMG7 (normally $25) Friend and photographer Art Wolfe is hosting a “Composition & Inspiration” webinar November 3rd, 2014 at 6pm. Register today for $7 using code: JMG7 (normally $25) If you’ve yet to hear Art  present now is your chance. Having attended their presentations in the past I’ve always found their insights and experience incredibly valuable. The webinar will be held on November 3rd, 2014 at 6pm PST / 9pm EST. Don’t miss out. Copyright Jim M. Goldstein, All Rights Reserved An Opportunity Not To Miss: Art Wolfe…
  • Blood Moon Eclipse: Mark Your Calendar 10.8.14

    Jim Goldstein
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    View full size courtesy of NASA Eclipse Web Site If you’re looking for a great photo opportunity this week look no further than October 8th. The Blood moon will be in full eclipse in the white areas of the map above.   Check dates and times for your area on the Lunar Eclipse Computer. For my fellow Californians the date and times will look similar to this. Note: These times are specific to San Francisco. Moon's Azimuth Altitude h m o o Moonrise 2014 Oct 07 18:23 84.4 ---- Moon enters penumbra 2014 Oct 08 01:14.1 190.7 57.1 Moon enters umbra 2014 Oct 08 02:14.5 215.2 52.7 Moon enters…
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    David Saffir's Photography and Printing Blog

  • The Tables have Turned, and now David Saffir Needs Your Assistance

    cdtobie
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    We are writing this note for distribution to all the places where David Saffir has generously provided his expertise and wisdom over the years; please distribute as appropriate. Many of you will recognize David’s name. Some from the excellent book he contributed to our Mastering Digital Series, named Mastering Digital Color. It still sits on […]
  • Enhance Your Photography: Look Into the Smaller “Landscapes”

    David Saffir
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
      My personal work includes a lot of landscape shooting, and I usually try to take in a large swath of territory. I often like the grand vistas, the sweeping plains and looming mountains. In urban landscapes I might include wide-angle shots of buildings crowded together, along with bustling streets and milling people. But sometimes […]
  • New Video Workshop/Tour with Shane Hurlbut

    David Saffir
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    The Shane Hurlbut Illumination Experience Video Tour I’ve spent the last few days supporting the opening sessions of Shane Hurlbut’s Illumination Experience Video Tour. Datacolor is a sponsor of these events, which will take place in 26 cities. The sessions are “intended for any filmmaker seeking industry insight on cinematic lighting and cinematography” – but […]
  • Review, Adorama Flashpoint 180 – Portable Flash Unit

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

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

  • TCF Ep. 258 - Jeff Rojas

    16 Nov 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Jeff Rojas is an American Photographer based in New York City. After a stint working in corporate America, he left to pursue his passion for photography full time. Now his primary body of work includes Portrait and Fashion Photography, although he’s directed misc. fashion films and commercials. Rojas also frequents as a photography instructor and has taught on various photographic platforms including: CreativeLIVE, WPPI, PhotoPlus Expo, Gulf Photo Plus and APA. Resources:   http://www.sajorffej.com   http://www.billy-kidd.com  …
  • TCF Ep. 257 - Jamel Shabazz

    9 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Jamel Shabazz has been documenting the ‘Urban Life’ for over 30 years. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY he picked up his first camera at the age of 15 and proceeded to record the world around him. Jamel has drawn inspiration from the great James Van Der Zee, Gordon Parks, Robert Capa, Chester Higgins and Eli Reed.  He is the author of 3 monographs, ‘Back in the Days’, ‘The Last Sunday in June’ and ‘A Time Before Crack, Jamel is presently working on his fourth book, entitled ‘The 90’s'. Jamel is dedicated to mentoring youth, both in the…
  • TCF Ep. 256 - Corwin Hiebert

    2 Nov 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Corwin Hiebert is a management and marketing consultant to creative entrepreneurs (like world-renowned photographer and best-selling author David duChemin). He is the author of the  book Living the Dream: Putting Your Creativity to Work [and Getting Paid] and he's the business development instructor at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts. His company is called Taendem Agency. He doesn't blog, he delivers. He has released the Business Action Planner, a 300+ page PDF, which walks photographers through the process of creating a successful photographic business.    Resources:…
  • TCF Ep. 255 - Hugo Passarello Luna

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hugo Passarello Luna is a photographer and a multimedia journalist. His "Unexpected Photo Essay on Cortazar, his readers and Paris" was exhibited in several locations in Paris and was mentioned by media all over Latin America. The story is a series of portraits taken in Paris of friends and readers of Argentine writer, Jorge Cortazar. The project seeks to create a hopscotch of images that weaves together the personal stories of participants with Cortazar and Paris. Each of the participants had to choose a passage of the book Hopscotch that mentions a place in Paris. Passarello then…
  • TCF Ep. 254 - Ryan Muirhead

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Ryan Muirhead is a portrait and fashion photographer who has created a unique and consistent body of work that is born as a normal extension of his life. As dedicated shooter of film, his photographs that take full advantage of the medium for a distinctive and very personal look.  He was one of a trio of photographers that were profiled in the Film web-series, which was one of the best produce series revolving around photography. It helped to create a greater awareness of Ryan's work as well provide him some important opportunities that have helped transform his career.  …
 
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • Photo Friday: Morning’s First Light

    Derrald
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Morning’s First Light For today’s image, I’m posting a photograph captured this summer in Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. A beautiful and peaceful place, today’s image was capture on a calm, quiet morning at Stockade Lake on the western edge of the park. It was a perfect day to capture the reflection of the morning sun illuminating the clouds to the east. It was so calm the grasses on the shoreline did not sway at all as I captured this image of solitude and serenity. Technical Details: Canon 5d Mark II, 24mm TS-E f/3.5L lens, f/13, 1/4 sec.,…
  • Happy Halloween!

    Derrald
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Happy Halloween Wishing everyone a safe and spooky Halloween!
  • Photo(s) Friday: The Autumn Leaf Collection

    Derrald
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Solitary Autumn Leaf Technical Details: Canon 70D, 70-200 f/4l @ 158mm, f/9, 1/1000 sec. Arbor Day Lodge State Historical Park, Nebraska The autumn colors in Nebraska have been particularly brilliant this year. While I enjoy the wide sweeping landscapes, this year I decided to focus on some of the more abstract and intimate studies of the trees and leaves as they change into their fall glory. Today’s Photo Friday contains 5 of my favorite leaf studies from the past week in this Autumn Leaf Collection. Autumn Leaf Collection Canon 70D, 70-200 f/4l + 1.4x tc @ 240mm, f/9, 1/2000 sec.
  • Review: Western Digital My Cloud EX2

    Derrald
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Western Digital My Cloud EX2 As a photographer, I capture a lot of photographs. Surprising, I know. Before digital cameras I had boxes and boxes of film and slides. In the digital age that means a lot of files that need to be stored. The upside of this is that I store thousands of photographs in a space that would only hold about 100 slides previously. The downside to all of this is that photography now requires IT skills and your photographs are susceptible to power blips, heat, lightning strikes through the power lines, and let’s not forget strong jostles or downright falls from 3…
  • Photo Friday: Schramm’s Great Blue Heron

    Derrald
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Schramm’s Great Blue Heron The Great Blue Heron, a graceful member of the avian species, has always proven to be a difficult subject for me to capture. Frequent visitors to my blog know that one of my visited photography locations is Schramm State Park Recreation Area in eastern Nebraska. Besides being close to my home, there is a resident heron that fishes in the small ponds nestled along the western boundary of the park. On a beautiful autumn evening last week I found the heron resting on the shore. I had originally planned on capturing photos of the red maples leaves that still hang…
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    Photo Review News

  • Sony unveils α7 II (ILCE-7M2)

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Sony has announced an update to its α7 interchangeable-lens camera, the α7 II (ILCE-7M2), which features optical 5-axis image stabilisation.
  • Blackmagic Camera 1.9.9 updates

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Blackmagic Design has announced a major software update with multiple new features for the Blackmagic URSA digital film camera.
  • Samsung launches NX1 camera

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Samsung Electronics Australia has released the NX1 camera, which features a 28-megapixel APS-C BSI CMOS sensor, 4K and Ultra HD video recording and high-level Wi-Fi capabilities.
  • Australian and international photography exhibition

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:54 pm
    An exhibition of images from acclaimed Australian and international photographers opens today and runs until 21 December 2014 at the new Badger
  • Firmware update for Olympus CSCs

    13 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Olympus has issued a firmware update for its OM-D and PEN cameras that improves AF performance with the recently-released M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens.
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    Photo Review Reviews

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

    16 Nov 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Panasonic adds a built-in EVF with 1.166 million dots to its ultra-compact M4/3 CSC and replaces the built-in flash with a separate flashgun.
  • Fujifilm X100T

    16 Nov 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Fujifilm's latest fixed-lens camera provides an improved hybrid viewfinder, an electronic shutter and a larger, higher-resolution monitor.
  • Sony α5100

    12 Nov 2014 | 4:18 pm
    An update to the popular α5000 that provides higher resolution, a touch-screen monitor, improved movie recording and a fast hybrid AF system with 179 detection points.
  • Sirui T-025X Carbon Fibre Tripod Kit

    3 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
    A compact and lightweight carbon fibre tripod that is ideal for travelling photographers with CSC cameras or smaller DSLRs.
  • Lowepro Hardside 200 Video case

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:54 pm
    We review the smallest model in a set of three stackable hard cases, which are the first of their type produced by Lowepro.
 
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • Workflow Video – Editing and Stitching Panoramas Using Lightroom and Photoshop

    RR Jr
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:22 am
    Hudson Valley Snow / 8 images from Olympus E-M1, f/5.6@1/1250 sec / ISO 400, 20mm, no filters I get lots of questions about stitching and editing panoramas, and since I just made one last week here in the Hudson Valley after our first snow of the year, it seemed like an opportune time to make this video. I used Adobe Lightroom 5 to make the initial adjustments and Photoshop CC for stitching. I also used a new fantastic FLM tripod and ball head which I’ll get into more detail in a future post. Watch the video for the in-depth details, as well as my aesthetic approach to making the…
  • What You Need As A Photographer

    RR Jr
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    There’s only one thing you really need to be creative as a photographer; imagination and the commitment to hard work. While magazines and camera manufacturers may disagree, I think most experienced photographers will agree that tools don’t inspire creativity, imagination and curiosity does. Human history has produced great art regardless of the tools available, from cave paintings to fantastic pinhole photographs. None have let the limitations of their tools inhibit their inspiration to share something worthwhile, or work hard at developing their vision. How do I know this?
  • E.O. Wilson On The Value of Metaphor in Art

    RR Jr
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:46 pm
    “The creative writer, composer, or visual artist conveys, often obliquely by abstraction or deliberate distortion, his own perceptions and the feelings he hopes to evoke — about something, about anything, real or imagined. He seeks to bring forth in an original way some truth or other about the human experience. He tries to pass what he creates directly along the channel of human experience, from his mind to your mind. His work is judged by the power and beauty of its metaphors. He obeys a dictum ascribed to Picasso: art is the lie that shows us the truth.” E. O. Wilson I read…
  • 2015 9″x12″ Nature of Inspiration Wall Calendar Now Available

    RR Jr
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    The new 2015 9 x 12 “Nature of Inspiration” Wall Calendar is now available for order from our webstore. As usual, it features landscape images from around the world combined with my favorite inspirational quotes from great minds. There’s a mix of landscape and nature images ranging from the Hudson Valley all the way to southern France, and I try to make sure they work together in a calendar format. (Here’s a post about how I make and print the calendar.)  While I do choose the images first, I am very careful to make sure the quotes complement the visual message, and…
  • Exploring Creative Opportunities With the Olympus OM-D E-M1

    RR Jr
    7 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Intro Mirrorless cameras have come a long way in the past few years, and I can tell you they’re here to stay. I’ve been using the Olympus OM-D EM-1 system for the better part of the year, and I’ve received lots of questions concerning why I’m using it, and how it compares to my DSLRs. So what follows is a little background for context and my overall impressions of the E-M1. My workhorse camera over the past six years has been a Canon 1DS Mk III, with a few Canon lenses: 17-40mm L, 24-105mm L, and 70-200 f/2.8 L. It has and continues to be an amazing system that provides fantastic…
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    SaxePhoto Blog

  • A Boring day in Paradise

    David Saxe
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    Why am I posting this picture? Sometimes, even I cannot answer my own questions. Its a beautiful landscape that I shot about 5 years ago on the Island of Capri in Italy. That day was for the most part a disappointment because it was just too touristy—even for me. It was 5 hours of constant […]
  • Woman Walking: Santa Monica, CA 2006

    David Saxe
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
    It occurred to me today that it has been about 10 years since I closed my darkroom and switched to digital. Unlike a lot of photographers who have done the same and either struggled with it or were slow to warm up to it, in my case it was swift and painless. I think it […]
  • Convenience Store, Northwood District, West Palm Beach

    David Saxe
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    I rarely go back to the same place to take photographs but there are some spots that I am truly attracted to. For instance there is this wall, a wall in West Palm beach, another in Hollywood Beach, a corner of Madison Square Park in NYC—and many more. The interesting thing about these places though […]
  • Explanation Not Required

    David Saxe
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    I look at a lot of photographs these days. I cannot help it because the web is saturated with photography—both good and bad. Sometimes you see an image and like it immediately—it just sucks you in. Other times you look at a photo, and you are puzzled—you just cannot connect with what the photographer is trying […]
  • Patience may be a virtue

    David Saxe
    1 Nov 2014 | 6:14 am
    Everybody has their own style in taking photographs. And included in that style are “sub styles” which further define a photographers mark. For instance, I like documentary photography or what is commonly known as “street photography”. Although I am not entirely comfortable with that term, that is what I do, whenever I have a camera […]
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    Nine-Volt

  • DigiCase Transport Case for the DigiPlate Pro System

    nine-volt
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    A transport case has been our number one requested piece of equipment since launching the DigiPlate line. The DigiCase is based on the Pelican 1510 case for its ruggedness and it is also the largest size case you can carry-on on a commercial airline. The DigiCase active suspension system suspends the DigiPlate Pro in the middle of the case so you can leave your laptop and all your accessories attached to the DigiPlate Pro during transport. Then just pop open the case and you are ready to get to work. There is also a ton of room for cables, extra hard drives, camera bodies and lenses…
  • Genius technique on getting candid street photos

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

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

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

    nine-volt
    19 Mar 2014 | 10:25 am
    Photographer Matt Molloy has created a nice how-to time stacking tutorial from time-lapse images. He goes into further detail in a blog post you can find here.
 
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    Misha Media Wedding Photography

  • weddings at wrigley field | Jeremy & Gwynne

    michele
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - weddings at wrigley field | Jeremy & Gwynne Gwynne & Jeremy tied the knot at the historic Wrigley Field in Chicago.  It is definitely a unique experience to have say your wedding vows on the playing field and we were so honored that they hired us to capture this special moment.  I loved how they all dressed in their best Cubbie blue outfits.  Check…
  • Lincoln Park Zoo Engagement Photos| Lori & Lorenzo

    michele
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:28 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Lincoln Park Zoo Engagement Photos| Lori & Lorenzo We had so much fun with these two at their engagement session!  Can’t wait for their wedding in 2015! Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding…
  • The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus Wedding | Jenny & Rudy

    michele
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus Wedding | Jenny & Rudy Thank you Jenny & Rudy! xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK!  Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Bride’s Guide: Ceremony: The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus Reception: The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus Photography: Michele and Andy of Misha…
  • Green House Lofts Wedding | Crystal & Andrew

    michele
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Green House Lofts Wedding | Crystal & Andrew Ceremony: Queen of All Saints Church Chicago, Il Reception:  Green House Lofts Join us on FACEBOOK!  Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest A moment alone in Queen of All Saints Church Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple,…
  • biltmore estates weddings | Nicole & John

    michele
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - biltmore estates weddings | Nicole & John Ceremony & Reception: Biltmore Estates, North Carolina Join us on FACEBOOK!  Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago…
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • Weekly Street Photos #24

    11 Nov 2014 | 2:22 am
    This week's theme: MANILA'S HOMELESS When you take photographs on the street, in any city in the world, you are bound to come across the "homeless." But in Metro-Manila squatters abound, that it is almost impossible to ignore them. As a photographer who chronicles people as they go about their daily lives, I believe that it is my duty to also highlight the plight and the existence of these
  • Weekly Street Photos #23

    2 Nov 2014 | 9:09 pm
    This week's theme: STREET MURALS The Metro-Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has a project of beautifying Manila city streets with murals. I have been having a blast juxtaposing them in photographs. Here are three of my favorites. (Click on Photos for better viewing) "Sparrow Lane" "Shadows" "Mind Trip" --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Weekly Street Photos #22

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:04 am
    This week's theme: FATHER & SON I just saw the movie "The Judge" starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall, so I have been thinking about my own relationship with my dad and my son lately. It seems easier for guys to find differences and to just let kinships fall apart. It's specially harder to maintain a strong bond between males from two different generations. But fathers do love and
  • Weekly Street Photos #21

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:41 am
    This week's theme: RAIN   I'm sure everyone noticed the erratic weather patterns we have been having all over the world-- unseasonal thunder storms, long winters, super tornadoes, extreme summer heat with extended dry spells. In the Philippines, aside from super typhoons that wreak havoc to entire cities, we have had unseasonal monsoon rains that cause wide-spread flooding and odd daily weather
  • Weekly Street Photos #20

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    This week's theme: WOMEN W/ THEIR DOGS I like women and I love dogs... These are two of my favorite subjects to photograph. Together they are the perfect combination for me of Beauty and Elegance idealized as Art. With "Mother and Child," "Women with their Dogs" have been popular themes in formal portraiture for centuries. Here are some unguarded (candid) shots of "Ladies with their pet
 
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    Krishna Mohan Photography

  • Long-Jawed Orb Weaver – Tetragnatha spider

    Krishna Mohan
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:19 am
    My bathroom is haven for spiders. Huntsman spider, Cellar spiders (Pholcidae), Adanson’s House Jumper are all coexist with us. They also help rid my bathroom of pesky cockroaches, ants and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Developing Digital Black & White

    Krishna Mohan
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:33 am
    In my previous write up, we discussed Digital black & white Photography. Let us now consider the best techniques for converting a colour photograph to black & white. In-camera digital black... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Introduction to Digital Black & White Photography

    Krishna Mohan
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:49 am
    We see colour photos very differently from black and white photos, because we don’t actually see the world in black, white, and shades of grey. In colour, we’re looking at and discerning... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Carpenter Bee

    Krishna Mohan
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:17 am
    I spotted this Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa latipes) on a dry twig. It was holding a twig with its jaws and hanging limp and remained so for quite a long time. It was the resting behavior of these bees.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Kambala Time Table 2014-15

    Krishna Mohan
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Here is the Time table of Kambala Races which are going held in Dakshina Kannada Udupi & Kasargod Districts during year 2014-15. These are the dates announced by District Kambala Committee.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Desi Baytan Photography

  • Studio Family Portraits

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

    photoblogger
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Tweet Los Angeles Maternity Photography at the LA Arboretum with Marie and Hailin This Los Angeles Maternity Photography at the LA Arboretum is a favorite of mine. Perhaps it’s the location. Maybe it’s the beauty of the Arboretum. Nonetheless, with Marie and Hailin, their tenderness really shown through and made the difference in their pictures. It’s simple to see how in love they are and how excited they are for Olivia, their soon to arrive baby girl. I look forward to meeting her at my studio for her newborn photos. The post Los Angeles Maternity Photography appeared…
  • Lawry’s Beverly Hills Wedding

    photoblogger
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Tweet Lawry’s Beverly Hills Wedding I photographed a Lawry’s Beverly Hills wedding for a friend of mine recently.  I got to know Euri and Kendra of Fleuretica from the first wedding I photographed some years ago. In fact we’ve worked on a number of weddings together. We even collaborated on many occasions. And when Euri got engaged to David, she had asked me to photograph her dream wedding. Of course I accepted the honor with pleasure. And when she decided to get ready at The Line Hotel in Los Angeles, I was even more excited because the interior of this hotel is…
  • Desert Engagement Shoot

    photoblogger
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:42 am
    Tweet Desert Engagement shoot with Natalie and Rafa How cool is this desert engagement shoot? An Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 added a retro vibe in this edgy photo shoot with Natalie and Rafa. And what a location? This desert engagement shoot just wouldn’t be the same without the dramatic rocky and alien landscape. I wanted to give this shoot a kind of Vanity Fair flair to it. The post Desert Engagement Shoot appeared first on Desi Baytan Photography.
  • San Ysidro Ranch Wedding

    photoblogger
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Tweet San Ysidro Ranch Wedding with Danette and Daniel I photographed a San Ysidro Ranch Wedding on a winter month up in Santa Barbara last year. This summer, the lavenders were in bloom and Danette and Daniel looked stunning against the backdrop of San Ysidro Ranch. And the Santa Barbara Courthouse was just as spectacular. Historic and beautiful, the Mural Room is a wonderful place for a ceremony.  With just a touch of mood and atmosphere the Mural Room makes a memorable day even more special. Best wishes to Danette and Daniel for a day of bliss and matrimony. Rebecca of Imagine…
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    Images In Light

  • The Golden Gate

    Ross Murphy
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    The Golden Gate Bridge from Horseshoe Bay5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II, Lee Big Stopper - f/11, 30 sec, 38mm. Larger ImageThe Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II - f/11, 6 sec, 70mm.Larger Image Shooting the San Francisco Icon. After living in the area for nearly six months now, I decided it was finally time to capture some images of the Golden Gate Bridge. My research showed the 4 best angles to shoot the bridge from, without using a boat or helicopter that is.  Baker beach, Marin headlands or Battery Spencer, Fort Point and Horseshoe Bay.Now I need to…
  • EF 11-24mm f4L USM

    Ross Murphy
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    A recently leaked on line image shows my dream lens, the EF 11-24mm f4L USM, yes thats f/4 constant aperture, why? size mostly, but with a super wide its main purpose in life is wide angle landscape and architecture so f/2.8 is not really needed and by keeping it at f/4 it can have an even wider field, hence the 11mm, while keeping size and weight down. I absolutely love the Nikon 14-24, but this one will be way better for my purpose's. I hope this is true, I will run right out and get it. Will be tough to swallow the rumored price of $2800, but it will pay itself off quickly.RossImages…
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

    Ross Murphy
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
     Here is a lens a lot of people have been waiting for, I look forward to trying this one in Yellowstone.The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II USM Super-Telephoto Zoom Lens is scheduled to be available in December 2014 for an estimated retail price of $2,199.00 Order it hereCanon CPN EF Mount L-Series Lens/Full-Frame FormatOne Fluorite and One Super UD ElementAir Sphere and Fluorine Lens CoatingsRing-Type USM AF Motor, Internal FocusOptical Image Stabilizer with 3 ModesRotating Zoom Ring & Torque AdjustmentWeather-Sealed DesignDetachable, Rotatable Tripod CollarRounded 9-Blade…
  • Seattlescape

    Ross Murphy
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:26 pm
    5D Mk III, EF 70-200 f/4 L IS, f/9, 4 sec at 111mm Larger ImageTwo shot panorama of Seattle at dusk. Processed in Lightroom and CS6.  I like to shoot a city scape just after sunset at dusk, the city lights are visible and the sky has not yet turned black. Seattle is still my favorite city to shoot, there are many locations that offer excellent views like the classic one above, Kerry Park on Highland Ave.More of my Seattlescapes can be found hereRoss Images In Light
  • Perspective Correction

    Ross Murphy
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Larger ImageImage: 5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8L II, 24mm, f/11 at 1/60 sec. Perspective correction is something we come up against whenever architectural elements are the subject matter of a photograph. This image of the lighthouse in Mukilteo is a good example. Looking at this image subjectively some will say the image should be fully corrected and some will say it would look un-natural that way. I believe a certain amount of distortion is acceptable and appears more natural.   Other issues with correction are reduced resolution due to crop and sharpness loss from the correction itself,…
 
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    WIRED » Raw File

  • The Psychedelic Customized Big Rigs of India

    Zachary Slobig
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    The cargo trucks criss-crossing India are brash, psychedelic folk art. They're covered from bumper to bumper in religious iconography, talismans, and all manner of elaborate motifs, prompting the men behind their wheels to affectionately call them their "painted ladies." The post The Psychedelic Customized Big Rigs of India appeared first on WIRED.
  • 24 Photographs Taken at the Exact Same Moment All Around the World

    Anna Goldwater Alexander
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    When the WIRED staff found out that Interstellar director Christopher Nolan was going to guest-edit our December issue, we were all super-excited but knew we’d need to execute on a tight timeline. A few days later, we were told that the theme would be space, time, and other dimensions. As a photo editor, I immediately […] The post 24 Photographs Taken at the Exact Same Moment All Around the World appeared first on WIRED.
  • Incredible Photos Taken at Exact Opposite Ends of the Earth

    Wired Magazine
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Stand up. Look at your feet. Now imagine boring a hole straight down. After nearly 8,000 miles that hole would break through to the other side—another hemisphere, another culture, another season, another world. Wherever it ends up, you and the other side are at antipodes, diametrically opposed points on Earth. The post Incredible Photos Taken at Exact Opposite Ends of the Earth appeared first on WIRED.
  • The World’s Tiniest Countries and the Eccentrics Who Rule Them

    Jordan G. Teicher
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Never heard of the Imperial Kingdom of Calsahara? The Conch Republic? The Principality of Sealand? You’re not alone.​ Léo Delafontaine hadn’t either until 2012, when he visited the Republic of Saugeais, a self-proclaimed micronation in eastern France. He’s since become fascinated with “countries” unrecognized by world governments and organizations. His book Micronations​ documents independent states that are just as varied and interesting as their official counterparts. The post The World’s Tiniest Countries and the Eccentrics Who Rule Them appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Colorful, All-Consuming World of Marching Bands

    Jakob Schiller
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Walker Pickering is from Texas, where football is almost a religion. As a kid, Pickering was on the field every Friday night, but he wasn’t wearing pads and catching passes or sitting in the stands and cheering. He was carrying a tuba and marching on the field. Pickering thought he was going to be band […] The post The Colorful, All-Consuming World of Marching Bands appeared first on WIRED.
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Rush

    Rich Legg
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/4, ISO 100
  • Leica in Hand

    Rich Legg
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:17 am
    iPhone 5S – 1/30 second, f/2.2, ISO 50
  • Self Portrait: On the Job

    Rich Legg
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 lens – 1/25 second, f/5.6, ISO 3200
  • Jack

    Rich Legg
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:28 am
    Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/60 second, f/5.6, ISO 100
  • Mr. Robinson

    Rich Legg
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/100 second, f/5.6, ISO 100
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    Dane Sanders

  • The Vacuum Dilemma: Why Most Conferences Aren’t Solving Any of Your Problems

    Dane Sanders
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Find out more at http://convergesummit.com It’s Monday morning, 8:20am. You got in late. You’re a little jet-lagged but you’re not worried about it. With bullet-proof coffee in hand and the lingering whiffs of the most ah-mazing conference lingering in your mind, you’re ready. Ping. “Just a sec” you think. “I’ll just scan my emails really quick before I get to changing my world.” 9 hours later, the whiffs have evaporated. What happened? Where did my day/week/month/quarter/year go? Worse yet, as you wander around discouraged,…
  • Talent or Bust!

    Dane Sanders
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    How Alex Blumberg’s new Startup podcast can help you lower risk by leveraging your best talents and skills.   Alex Blumberg’s podcast about launching his Start Up is mesmerizing. The Planet Money and This American Life producer’s transparent account of launching his new business around long-form audio production is not only inspiring, it’s compelling. With each episode, I’m left with the feeling that I need to lean in even further with my own start-ups. Why? Because this guy is like best-in-class. He might even be best in the world at what he does. I mean, how could a guy who…
  • Writing is the New Black

    Dane Sanders
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    The one technology that will outlive them all Photo Credit: Βethan via Compfight cc Anything fragile hates volatility… – Nassim Taleb One of my favorite insights from Nassim Taleb’s Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, is the author’s observation that the value of a technology ought not be measured by how clever and new it is. Instead, it’s worth ought to be valued by its ability to withstand (and actually get stronger) in the face of challengers. What strikes me most is the implication in his suggestion, namely, that if he’s right (and I think he is), not all…
  • LeBron James is Not Alone

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

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

  • What I Said (about the Canon EOS-7D Mark II at Bosque…)

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:51 am
    The Streak Continues: 357 Denise and I rocked ‘em again on our second Festival Early Morning In the Field workshop. We had fifteen folks. The pre-dawn sky offered a bit more color than the day before but was still pretty boring but everyone learned a ton. The crane pool was only so-so but everyone learned [...]
  • Fire in the Sky & Like New Used Canon 200-400 for Sale

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:29 am
    Great “Love Affair” News I learned yesterday that my Canon EoL-sponsored program, “A Twenty Year Love Affair With Bosque,” is not only free and open to the public but that folks do not need to register. Just show up at the Bodega Restaurant in Socorro at 1pm and enjoy: 606 N California St. The program [...]
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • Computers Can Caption Your Photos (Sort of) | I Love Photography | Ep. 40 | Nov 21, 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:36 pm
    A plus-sized model is featured in the 2015 Pirelli calendar, Bieke Depoorter crashes your house for a night and takes beautiful portraits, and the tallest and shortest man in the world get together for a portrait. It must be Friday because this is I Love Photography Live! Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Download the episode 7 feet of snow and counting Mike Hollingshead’s Cinemagraphs of storm cells Lisa Leone’s photos of hip hop artists before they were stars Bieke Depoorter crashed in strangers’ houses Petra…
  • Selects #25: Comfort Food

    Sarah Jacobs
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:36 pm
    We began drooling the minute submissions started rolling in via our Selects #25 Lattice board for this week’s theme “comfort food.” We loved seeing so such variations on a theme: from dumplings, to crab cakes, to masala dosa, this was definitely a fun one to curate. Feast your eyes on our top picks, here. Photo by Wendy Schreier Next up for Selects #26, we’re looking for images to fit the “festival of lights” theme. As we enter the winter season and the natural sunlight goes earlier in the day – we instinctively turn to other forms of light to…
  • How the Evolution of E-commerce Photography Sells More Stuff

    Allen Murabayashi
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    In the world of online fashion, there are typically two main buckets of image assets: 1) e-commerce, and 2) marketing. The marketing assets are the editorial/lifestyle images that might accompany a main feature or online magazine. Here’s an example from Ralph Lauren. Heavily styled, and often environmental in nature, the marketing photo often conveys aspects of the brand identity. Contrast that to the typical e-commerce photo which typically features a standard set of poses and angles. Here’s one from J. Crew. A frontal, profile and back-facing shot are the typical set of images…
  • The Fastest SD & CF Cards for the Canon 5D Mark III

    Allen Murabayashi
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    This is a part of our SD/CF/XQD Database. The data in the table below tracks the time (in seconds) it took to write 20 RAW and 20 Fine Large JPG to the memory card. Timing commenced when the camera’s card status light illuminated, and stopped when the light went out. Each test cycle was performed three times, and the average is presented. Lower numbers are better. The figure in the Burst column represents how many RAW photos the camera and card take in 30 seconds. Higher numbers are better. Prior to each test, all cards were formatted within the camera. The same scene was photographed…
  • The Consequences of Working for Free

    Allen Murabayashi
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    More than a few articles have been written on the detrimental effects of working for free in the photo industry. Unsurprisingly, the same issue has raged on for years in the writing community. But I didn’t expect to see the issue percolate in my Facebook feed in relation to the circus industry. The circus industry? Yes. My diverse group of online friends (some of whom I’ve actually met irl) happen to include a few talented acrobats and aerialists. You know, the type of people who might work in a circus (or as Austin Powers says, “carnies”). And there it was, an article from…
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • Hudson Bay Polar Bears

    David
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
      In a couple days I’ll be on a small plane heading towards Wapusk National Park on Hudson Bay, Cape Churchill to be exact, to live on the tundra buggies for 8 nights and spend my days with Polar Bears and Arctic Fox. I’m thrilled. It’s the first of several bear trips I’m doing over the coming year. I’ve also chartered the Ocean Light II again later in 2015, and will be in the Khutzeymateen with the grizzlies and the Great Bear Rainforest looking for the kermode, or Spirit Bear.  My time among the grizzlies in the Khutz last year was some of the most…
  • Study the Masters: Margaret Bourke-White

    David
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    At the Time of the Louisville Flood (1937)   Gandhi (1946) “If you want to photograph a man spinning, give some thought to why he spins. Understanding for a photographer is as important as the equipment he uses.” –Margaret Bourke-White “Utter truth is essential and that is what stirs me when I look through the camera” –Margaret Bourke-White. Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) died from the effects of Parkinson’s disease the year I was born. In her 67 years she accomplished an astonishing amount for one lifetime, for anyone, let alone for a woman of her generation. She is …
  • About Critique

    David
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Popular photography education is awash in the idea that critique is helpful. God knows there are more than enough voices out there willing to give it, solicited or otherwise.  And while I think it can be helpful, it often falls wildly short on the ability to provide that critique in a positive way. Nor, I think, does it give any guidance on how to choose those voices, or even what to do with that critique, once given. I believe that getting honest critique, as hard as it is to both find it, and listen to it, is important in our growth as both craftsmen and artists. Taken from the right…
  • Inspired by the Tangible

    David
    8 Nov 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Any company whose mission revolves around being inspired by the tangible and getting images off our devices and into our hands is a company run by people I want to hang out with. So I’ve been ordering prints from Artifact Uprising and am seriously impressed with them – their quality and their service are spectacular. And their blog is inspiring, too. Go to the Ambassadors page, on which I am self-consciously featured among some truly talented people – people whose work you might just want to check out. I preach the “print your work, live with it, and share it”…
  • The Created Image, Vol.02

    David
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:41 pm
    This July we hosted the second Created Image conference here in Vancouver. This time I was joined by Steve Simon and Piet van Den Eynde for this intense photography weekend. Over two days we talked about making compelling photographs – from learning to see and honing the skills that have nothing to do with the camera and everything to do with making images, to the power of visual storytelling, and the digital darkroom. What we packed into these two days of education was enough to stretch even the largest brains and hearts.  And knowing that not everyone can afford the time or money to…
 
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • Computers Can Caption Your Photos (Sort of) | I Love Photography | Ep. 40 | Nov 21, 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:36 pm
    A plus-sized model is featured in the 2015 Pirelli calendar, Bieke Depoorter crashes your house for a night and takes beautiful portraits, and the tallest and shortest man in the world get together for a portrait. It must be Friday because this is I Love Photography Live! Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Download the episode 7 feet of snow and counting Mike Hollingshead’s Cinemagraphs of storm cells Lisa Leone’s photos of hip hop artists before they were stars Bieke Depoorter crashed in strangers’ houses Petra…
  • Selects #25: Comfort Food

    Sarah Jacobs
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:36 pm
    We began drooling the minute submissions started rolling in via our Selects #25 Lattice board for this week’s theme “comfort food.” We loved seeing so such variations on a theme: from dumplings, to crab cakes, to masala dosa, this was definitely a fun one to curate. Feast your eyes on our top picks, here. Photo by Wendy Schreier Next up for Selects #26, we’re looking for images to fit the “festival of lights” theme. As we enter the winter season and the natural sunlight goes earlier in the day – we instinctively turn to other forms of light to…
  • How the Evolution of E-commerce Photography Sells More Stuff

    Allen Murabayashi
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    In the world of online fashion, there are typically two main buckets of image assets: 1) e-commerce, and 2) marketing. The marketing assets are the editorial/lifestyle images that might accompany a main feature or online magazine. Here’s an example from Ralph Lauren. Heavily styled, and often environmental in nature, the marketing photo often conveys aspects of the brand identity. Contrast that to the typical e-commerce photo which typically features a standard set of poses and angles. Here’s one from J. Crew. A frontal, profile and back-facing shot are the typical set of images…
  • The Fastest SD & CF Cards for the Canon 5D Mark III

    Allen Murabayashi
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    This is a part of our SD/CF/XQD Database. The data in the table below tracks the time (in seconds) it took to write 20 RAW and 20 Fine Large JPG to the memory card. Timing commenced when the camera’s card status light illuminated, and stopped when the light went out. Each test cycle was performed three times, and the average is presented. Lower numbers are better. The figure in the Burst column represents how many RAW photos the camera and card take in 30 seconds. Higher numbers are better. Prior to each test, all cards were formatted within the camera. The same scene was photographed…
  • The Consequences of Working for Free

    Allen Murabayashi
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    More than a few articles have been written on the detrimental effects of working for free in the photo industry. Unsurprisingly, the same issue has raged on for years in the writing community. But I didn’t expect to see the issue percolate in my Facebook feed in relation to the circus industry. The circus industry? Yes. My diverse group of online friends (some of whom I’ve actually met irl) happen to include a few talented acrobats and aerialists. You know, the type of people who might work in a circus (or as Austin Powers says, “carnies”). And there it was, an article from…
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    Photo Attorney

  • Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permits

    Carolyn E. Wright
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    On November 4, 2014, U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell issued a directive on commercial filming and photography permits. He included lots of good nuggets in this directive. The most important to nature photographers is: I also want to emphasize that commercial photography only requires a permit if the photography takes place at locations where members of the public are not allowed, or uses models, sets, or props. Commercial film and photography permit fees should be primarily viewed as land-use fees. If the activity presents no more impact on the land than that of the general…
  • Tax Information for Photographers

    Carolyn E. Wright
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    Taxes are a headache for everyone.  But photographers often have special tax issues to consider. How do you find out what applies to you? Go to your states tax website and search for “photographers.” For example, conducting an Internet search on “Nevada state tax,” this website is one of the top options: http://tax.nv.gov/ After entering “photographers” in the search box in the upper right hand, one of the results leads to this: http://tax.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/taxnvgov/Content/TaxLibrary/October%202011%20Nevada%20Tax%20Notes%20Issue%20176.pdf where you…
  • Thank you for your service, Veterans!

    Carolyn E. Wright
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Thank you for your service, Veterans!! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers!
  • Including Dates of Publications with Your Registered Photos

    Carolyn E. Wright
    8 Nov 2014 | 8:56 am
      As discussed in this August 19, 2014, blog entry,  the U.S. Copyright Office has issued a public draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition. In Section 1116.1 of the Compendium, entitled “Eligibility Requirements” for “Group Registration of Published Photographs” (Chapter 1100, page 56) it states: If the applicant provides a range of publication dates in the application and identifies the specific date of publication in the deposit copies, the Office will retain the deposit material for the full term of the copyright. In all…
  • Do You Need a Permit to Photograph in Wilderness Areas?

    Carolyn E. Wright
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Wild Stallion Fight – © 2014 Carolyn E. Wright (Taken on BLM Land) This is a guest blog entry by Photographer Jeff Conrad (check his great Sun/Moon Calculator and article on Depth of Field), who has followed the legislation on permits to photograph on public lands for years, including this blog post in September 2013. Thanks for his clarifications and information on the recent proposal about photographing in wilderness areas below: Permits to Photograph in Wilderness Areas? By Jeff Conrad A recent proposal (Federal Register, September 4, 2014) to revise the Forest Service Handbook…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • I HAVE to Be Here!

    Moose
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:06 pm
    What’s your excuse?!
  • K&M Air Adventures ’15

    Moose
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    We are extremely excited to announce K&M Air Adventure for 2015. We are incredibly excited to have access to the amazing aircraft and facilities at Minot, ND. We have a minimum of six warbirds, B-25, Zero, Corsair, Warhawk just to mention a few and some gorgeous antiques like a Waco. And we’re going to be there twice in 2015! It’s limited to 6 shooters, price is $1695 with air to air being extra and the price based on the package you select (starting at $800). The weekend includes ground school, static shooting, night shooting with prop turning, bombers, fighters, biplanes and…
  • Back with the Eagles

    Moose
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    The Eagles of Haines or Chilkat River are legendary! I’ve known about them long before I was even a photographer. It was once the place only the brave traveled, it remoteness and severity in weather made it a locale few ventured to. That changed and now it is a destination for many wildlife photographers from around the world. A loyal group of K&M folk asked Kevin & I 18 months ago to bring them up here. We’d never been here but were more than up for the adventure, so here we are! But the eagles, well … You need two important elements to get the legendary show the…
  • The Road to Haines

    Moose
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Well, three days later as we made it to Haines, AK. Started off at 01:00 leaving our home and flying without any real effort made it up to Seattle to meet up with my bud Kevin. After spending the night there, up at 04:30 and got on our plane to Juneau and again, ezzy peezy. By 08:30 we were in Juneau and in place for our 13:30 flight to Haines. It wasn’t to be! Weather set in and one by one, all the flights to Haines were canceled. Well, got on the phone and secured passage on the Ferry to Haines which left the dock at 01:45 the next day. Now, to kill 15hrs at the airport. Well, after…
  • White-fronted Bee-eater

    Moose
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    The effects of going to Africa are still very much resonating in my heart even a month later. All the images are filed, backed up and finished and I find myself constantly going back and looking at them to see if, the trip really did happen and if I really did take the photos. This is a pair of White-fronted Bee-eaters. Greg did a marvelous driving the landie right up to them and with a couple of tweaks, I had the perfect background. Not only were the birds really cool, but the light and more importantly, its direction perfect to light up them colors. Just look at them backs light up!
 
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Family Portrait Photography

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Here’s some gorgeous images from a recent family portrait photography session at our studios of the Chiappetta family. We love working with kids of any age and make sure the whole family has a great time which reflects in the images.     The Chiappetta family loved their images and have put up a very touching review on our Facebook page here.     If you haven’t decided on how to treat your family this Christmas, how about book a family portrait session with us and we promise you will be thrilled with your images. Our studio is only a short distance from…
  • Grow Local with Google

    admin
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:12 am
    Google launches a brand new campaign ‘Grow Local’ for businesses to grow locally. From high street retailers to small businesses working from home, Grow Local with Google Partner will get you noticed online, help you connect more potential clients and to grow your business locally. Grow Local is about connecting Google Partner agencies with local businesses and championing the work we do to help our communities bloom online. To help you nurture new and existing clients, we’re going to be: – Sharing the very latest insights into your customers – Showcasing best-in-class case studies…
  • Family Portrait Photography

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
      We were delighted to welcome the Siddle family to our studios recently. As always everyone was feeling nervous, but we soon got into the swing of things and all nerves were soon forgotten! The biggest compliment was to be told that we’d managed to get a really lovely picture of the mum, who normally hates having her picture taken! The children were really well behaved, which always helps! We captured a range of images that everyone was pleased with – here are some of their favourites:    
  • Christmas Gift Ideas: Family Portraits

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
      It’s that time of year again! As the nights begin to draw in and the glowing late summer sun gradually makes way for the glorious colours of autumn, our thoughts inevitably turn towards Christmas! Not least of which, what kind of gifts to give to the people who matter to us. These days it seems that everything is instant! No one waits for anything any more. No sooner has a new gadget or gizmo hit the shelves than everyone already seems to have it! A few weeks later it is often all but forgotten about, as newer, cleverer, alternatives appear. In this context it can be difficult to…
  • We Are 12!

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
      Wow!! We are 12 years old and time does fly when you are having fun We just want to say a big thank you to everyone for their custom, well wishes and just for being with us. We have worked extremely hard, and will continue to do so to bring the best in photography & digital marketing. We are so privileged to be able to have some of your precious family time to create images that we know you love. Thanks again for helping us reach another milestone.  Farzana & Uzair x
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    The Digital Photo Experience

  • DPE Podcast 11.15.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan talk about light and we have two interviews with Rick Friedman and Jim Schmelzer

    Juan Pons
    15 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan talk about light and we have two interviews with Rick Friedman and Jim Schmelzer. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on iTunes so you…
  • DPE Podcast 11.01.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan share their secrets on getting inspired

    Juan Pons
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:07 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan share their secrets on getting inspired. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on iTunes so you don’t miss a single episode. You…
  • DPE Podcast 10.15.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions and we have two interviews with Jeff Lazell & Joe Brady

    Juan Pons
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions and we also have two interviews with Jeff Lazell & Joe Brady from The Mac Group. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience…
  • DPE Podcast 10.01.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan give tips on wildlife photography and we have a special interview with Jonathan Scott

    Juan Pons
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan give tips on wildlife photography and we have a special interview with Jonathan Scott the big cat man. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience…
  • DPE Podcast 09.15.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan talk about Long exposures and time-lapse, and we have an interview with John Paul Caponigro

    Juan Pons
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan talk about Long exposures and time-lapse, and we have an interview with John Paul Caponigro. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on…
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    Daniel Korzeniewski Photography

  • Bagan in Photos | Myanmar (Burma)

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:28 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski This is a long overdue post, sharing some more photos of the beautiful plains of Bagan taken during my last year trip. Although I posted pictures from Bagan before, I still do have a lot of material from this adventure and I’m still going through the photos and processing them. This is truly a remarkable site. It’s been almost a year since I returned and vivid memories keep coming to me from Bagan every time I daydream and return to this magical place. Of course the most iconic and recognizable images from Bagan are the over…
  • Photographing in Airports

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:40 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Ahh, the joy of travel photography, who doesn’t love that? But like everything in life, all that glitters is not gold. For travel photography, you actually need to travel, and in many circumstances, air travel and lengthy waits in airports are common. Nobody likes being stranded in a terminal for hours…….  Continue reading the entire article by clicking here at Digital Photography School     The post Photographing in Airports appeared first on Daniel Korzeniewski Photography.
  • An Afternoon at the Lang Gom Tho Ha Village | Vietnam

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    9 Nov 2014 | 5:30 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Staying a couple of days in Hanoi was an exhilarating experience. Photographing and exploring the old rural Vietnam was one of the main reasons for the trip to the northern region of the country. Vietnam is a place of bewilderment; there is no need to travel long from the big conglomerates to see unspoiled rural life. Just about fifty kilometers away from Hanoi, on the banks of the Cau River, the ancient village of Lang Gom Tho Ha offers a trip back in time. Real country life still happens here; perhaps the fact that the Cau River…
  • Hanoi in Photos | Vietnam

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:13 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Beautiful lakes surrounded by broad tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, ancient temples, citizens that seems to be always on the move, and rich in cultural and culinary traditions, Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam – can be visually intoxicating at first, in the good sense. This is paradise for the street or travel photographer. I had a wonderful time strolling around and taking photos. Just imagine a location so inspiring that in every turn of a corner there is a new story praying to be captured and…
  • Wandering in Bangkok | Thailand

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Bangkok is also known as “City of Angels” and I really loved it. Now, if you are the kind of person that hates heat and humidity, this place will make you feel closer to hell than to paradise. I was here just a couple of days. On my way to my tour in North Vietnam and Bhutan, Bangkok was the connecting point for the back and forth between those destinations. It was my first time in Thailand, and despite the short stay I wanted to explore and photograph. Not much was allowed by the tight schedule, and I also lusted to…
 
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    FOTOdigital, less gear more fun

  • Think Tank Photo Releases New Bags

    3 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    Think Tank Photo have released a new size to their popular Digital Holster line-up, the Digital Holster 5 for small to medium mirrorless cameras and lenses, along with some new backpacks also for mirrorless systems, the Perception series.
  • Introduction to Close up and Macro Photography

    24 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Ed Verosky has launched his new eBook, and he says this new guide gives you everything you need to get started with close-up & macro photography! You can start taking AMAZING macro photos with the lenses you already have. Learn how to use inexpensive tools and lighting techniques to create exciting larger-than-life images!
  • Topaz Impression: Turn Your Photos Into Realistic Works of Art

    23 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    I did not become interested in photography because I was bad as a painter. In fact, I never wanted to be a painter. On the other hand, photography really interested me. This said, the new program from Topaz Labs may be an interesting option if you want to be Van Gogh or Renoir, just for a few moments. I would not say no!
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II: My New Camera for Flowers

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

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

  • Snap Photography Festival - 13th - 17th April 2015

    Diana Topan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Press releaseA world class line up is announced as part of SNAP, the UK's first ever photography festival aimed at wedding and lifestyle photographersCopyright © Alan LawNovember 21, 2014 /Photography News/ The launch of www.snapphotofestival.com today showcases the first ever festival of this kind in the UK.  Held at the beautiful Fforest resort, in West Wales. The festival will run to the same format as a music festival, but is designed as an immersive learning and creative development experience for more than 100 photographers from all over the world.  Some of the world's most…
  • Remembering Mungo Ponton, Inventor of the Photoengraving Processes

    Diana Topan
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    Mungo PontonNovember 20, 2014 /Photography News/ Born 213 years ago today, on 20 November 1801, Mungo Ponton was a Scotish inventor who in created a method of permanent photography based on sodium dichromate.In 1839, while experimenting with early photographic processes developed that year by William Henry Fox Talbot, Ponton discovered the light-sensitive quality of sodium dichromate. He presented his findings to the Society of Arts for Scotland, but did not attempt to patent the photographic process. However, he published his findings in the Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal. Others…
  • Life Framer Photography Prize | Edition 2

    Diana Topan
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:42 am
    November 3, 2014 /Photography News/ A prestigious jury, 3 international exhibitions and $7000 in prizes…Life Framer is an international photography prize designed to source and showcase outstanding photography from amateur, emerging and established photographers. Its aim is to bring exposure to talented photographers from all over the world: their talent, their art, their lives.The first edition of the award was an overwhelming success, with 24 winning photographers discovered and showcased in exhibitions in London and Switzerland. Edition 2 builds on this success - more ambitious and truly…
  • Remembering Mary Steen, Denmark's first female court photographer

    Diana Topan
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Mary Steen, self-portrait 1889October 28, 2014 /Photography News/ Born 158 years ago today, on 28 October 1856, Mary Dorothea Frederica Steen was a Danish photographer and feminist. In 1884, at the age of 28, she opened a studio in Copenhagen where she specialized in indoor photography, a difficult art at a time when electricity was not widespread. The photographs she took at the Flerons' house on Copenhagen's Vesterbrogade are among the first showing people inside their own homes. She later became Denmark's first female court photographer, working not only with the Danish royals but with the…
  • 128-Year-Old Photographs: The Statue of Liberty Under Construction

    Diana Topan
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    October 28, 2014 /Photography News/  128 years ago today, the Statue of Liberty was unveiled in New York Harbor, when France dedicated the monument to celebrate "the Alliance of the two Nations in achieving the Independence of the United States of America and attests their abiding friendship."Here is a wonderful collection of photos showing the Statue of Liberty under construction: Album de la construction de la Statue de la Liberté. 1883. Photographs by Albert Fernique (1841-1898)Model of the Statue of Liberty. Fernique, Albert -- Photographer. 1883. Source: Album de la construction de…
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    Carl J Licari photography

  • 1300 Pounds of Fragility

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:33 pm
       Horses are big, powerful and at times intimidating animals. They are workers, athletes, farmers and friends. To the unassuming, they might be considered invincible and durable animals. Most of the time that could be true but to those that really know horses, know better.   Horses are emotional and fragile animals. Creatures of habit that stress when those habits are changed. Physically complex animals with extremely long intestinal tracts measuring up to 100 feet. All of that intestine can get twisted during the digestive process. Stress, weather changes, diet changes,…
  • Texas Tower work at 130 ft!

    18 Oct 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Amateur radio friends gathered to help a fellow ham remove antennas from his 100 ft tower in North Texas. With the help of a massive crane at 20 meter, 30 meter and 40 meter stack was dismantled from a 22 ft, 3 inch chrome-moly mast.
  • Red Bull Air Races - Texas Motor Speedway

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

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

    8 Jun 2014 | 6:44 am
       Even the best of zoos with relatively spacious, lush areas provided for the primates are not enough. Not enough to suppress the deep, long and far away stares off into nowhere you often see from the primates. Zoos are wonderful places of education but at the same time makes you wonder just how happy the animals can possibly be. Just a thought. 
 
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    cinema5D » News

  • Panlight Kickstarter – remote directional control for lights and small cameras

    Tim Fok
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    Crowd funding is all the rage when it comes to innovative gadgets these days – check out the Panlight, a remote directional control device for lights and small cameras alike. Although the Panlight has been primarily targeted at photographers for flash placement, it can equally be useful for filmmakers with use of lightweight lights such as small LED panels. The Panlight is a designed to sit onto top of a light stand and mounts to your device via cold shoe attachment. The controller allows you to remotely refine the position of the light by adjusting the Panlight with 360 degrees of…
  • Kickstarter – BeeWorks 5 Camera Stabilizer with Unique Kinetic Remote

    Tim Fok
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:56 am
    Check out this Kickstarter of the BeeWorks 5 camera stabilizer, a lightweight 3-axis gimbal device with a unique Kinetic Remote that follows the physical movement of the operator. The BeeWorks 5 (or BW05) is a an all aluminum, sleek design that does well in slenderizing the form factor of a motored camera stabilizer; all motors and wires are hidden and the battery tucks up into the arm. It can proudly self classify as lightweight, coming in nearly 3/4s of a pound lighter than the Movi M5 at 4.06lbs. It has internal cable runs for USB and HDMI that run through the carriage to the handle,…
  • First look – Panasonic LX100 review and footage

    Johnnie Behiri
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:55 am
    Please note: This review is only concerning the video capability of the Panasonic LX100.  Edit: You can now download the 4K file from Vimeo If you are a matured woman, you might have heard in the past the sentence “it’s not you, it’s me”. If you are a grown up man, you might have heard something like “So close, yet so far away”. Well, if I have to define the Panasonic LX100 in two sentences, those are the ones I would have chosen to use but this time, it’s not me it’s her (the camera) and yes, so close yet so FAR away…. With 4K internal…
  • Just announced: Sony A7II with 5-axis image stabilisation

    Johnnie Behiri
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    Sony’s successful A7 family keeps growing and the new comer is the A7II. Equipped with a new 5-axis image stabilisation to compensate for five types of camera shake during handheld shooting of still images and movies plus a newly developed auto focus system which claimed to be 30% faster in response from the original one, it will be interesting to see how well it does act in “real life”. Other features which might be interesting for video professional are:  -XAVC S codec (It enables Full HD (1920 x 1080) image recording at 50Mbps (60p/50p, 30p/25p, 24p) -Lock on AF tracking…
  • AJA Cion Shipping Date for 120p 4K RAW Camera Announced

    Sebastian Wöber
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:04 am
    Digital Video Interface manufacturer AJA has recently moved into the camera market with the introduction of their highly anticipated AJA Cion 4K RAW camera. A while ago we told you why we are looking forward to this beautiful camera. Today AJA announced the official date the Cion will be shipped and it’s good news for this Christmas season. The AJA Cion is an intriguing product in terms of looks and specs on paper. With 120p RAW capabilities in 4K and an affordable pricetag it has definitely won our interest. Check out Andy Bellamy’s interview to find out all the details. Today at…
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    Exposure Photo Works

  • Lighting The Way

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

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

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

    tim
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    Categories: Galleries Light & FormTags: black and white photographyfine art photographygeometrygradientsincidenceincidentintersectinglightlineluminescentluminosityparallelspatternphotographypointsreflectedA line of reflected light incident to a plane of parallels.(Read more...)
  • The Windmill | Mechanicsville, VA

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

  • Danielle + Jarrod | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Gina’s... The post Danielle + Jarrod | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Andrea + Carrston | Married

    jasongphoto
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Zach... The post Andrea + Carrston | Married appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Katie + Chase | Married

    jasongphoto
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:08 pm
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  • Jy + Junu | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:13 pm
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  • Ally + Weston | Married

    jasongphoto
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Zach... The post Ally + Weston | Married appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
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    Photography Life

  • Sony A7 II Announced in Japan

    Romanas Naryškin
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:50 am
    Sony is very, very serious about the full-frame mirrorless cameras and would seem they plans no break for the competition. The Japanese giant has just announced a replacement for the first and (currently) cheapest full-frame compact system camera, the A7. Dubbed the A7 II, it brings, more than anything, refinement to what is essentially the same core feature set. Mind you, so far it has only been announced in Japan. It is still interesting to see where the manufacturer is going with all the full-frame offerings. Overview and Key Specifications I’ve never liked the look of Sony cameras…
  • Adobe’s Software Bloating, Performance Issues and Bugs

    Nasim Mansurov
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    I will be honest, I am not a fan of Adobe as a company. I never liked their business model: their practice of gobbling up competition (sometimes out of fear), their Creative Cloud extortion and their sleazy management that only cares about their next quarter revenues. But most of all, I never liked Adobe’s poor software development practices. In my past tech life, Adobe products were always a big pain due to numerous security holes and huge, frequent updates. In fact, Adobe has been notoriously bad with releasing poorly tested software with too many security holes. In 2011, Adobe…
  • Lightroom 5.7 and Camera RAW 8.7 Update

    Nasim Mansurov
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    If you have been waiting for Adobe to release full RAW support for the new Nikon D750 (see our detailed Nikon D750 review), for the new Canon 7D Mark II (see our first impressions preview), or for a number of other new cameras from Fuji, Leica, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung and Sony, you will be happy to know that Adobe has just delivered the final production version of Lightroom 5.7 and Camera RAW 8.7 that not only provide the RAW support, but also come with a huge list of newly supported lenses. Along with these updates, Adobe also delivered some updates to the Synced Collections in…
  • Big Site Changes and New Hosting

    Nasim Mansurov
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    If you have been checking our site during the past week, you’ve probably noticed that we had a few outages and changes. We have been working hard on migrating the site to a new hosting platform, so we decided to make a few changes while at it. The first major change is security – the site is now fully secured through 2048 bit SSL encryption! If you look at the URL, you will notice that it now starts with “https://”, whether you are looking at an article, or logged into the site with your account. We want to encourage our readers to register and participate in our…
  • Feisol Tournament Tripod and CB-50D Ballhead Review

    Guest Poster
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    When I first received the box with my Feisol Tournament Tripod and CB-50D head, it was unbelievably light. I almost wondered if they forgot something in the shipment. When I opened the box I found a very nice looking carbon fiber tripod and ballhead, but how would this super light combo perform in the field? In this review, I will be going over my personal experience with the Feisol system and compare it to my Manfrotto setup that I have been using for several years. Feisol Tournament CT-3442 Specifications General Specifications: Load Capacity: 22 lb (10 kg) Head Attachment Fitting:…
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    Landscape Photography Blogger

  • Four New Philip Hyde Authorized Releases From Slickrock With Edward Abbey

    David Leland Hyde
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    Philip Hyde And Edward Abbey First Meet In The Remote Wilderness Of Canyonlands Near Spanish Bottom–Ardis Hyde’s Travel Log Philip Hyde Photographs The Escalante River And Ernie’s Country In Capitol Reef National Park And The Maze, Canyonlands National Park For Slickrock: Endangered Canyons of the Southwest With Edward Abbey On Sale For A Limited Time:  New Release Archival Fine Art Chromogenic Lightjet And Digital Prints Of Four Iconic Philip Hyde Photographs From Slickrock: Endangered Canyons of the Southwest For more information about New Release Prints Pricing see the…
  • The Making Of “Reflection Pool, Escalante River Side Canyon”

    David Leland Hyde
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Travel Log by Philip Hyde Group Sierra Club Trip, Escalante River Canyon Backpack Escalante, Utah, May 1968 Note: Thanks to Bill Clinton, On His Last Day in Office, The Escalante Wilderness Is Now Part of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument By Philip Hyde May 1: Gates Cabin Camp to Camp Below 25 Mile Canyon Reflection Pool, Curved Sandbar, Forming Arches, Escalante River Side Canyon, Escalante Wilderness, now Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, copyright 1968 by Philip Hyde. (To view the photograph larger or order prints: “Reflection Pool, Forming Arches,…
  • Wallace Stegner: The Wilderness Idea

    David Leland Hyde
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:10 am
    Steamboat Rock, Echo Park, Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado, 1955 by Philip Hyde. Made on Philip Hyde’s second trip to Dinosaur National Monument. In the book, “This Is Dinosaur: Echo Park Country And Its Magic Rivers” with Forward, first chapter and editing by Wallace Stegner and photographs by Philip Hyde, Martin Litton and others, the Sierra Club used this horizontal photograph and cropped it to less than square, nearly a vertical. There was a vertical version of the photograph but it was not used in the book. This is still today Philip Hyde’s most widely…
  • Keynote Speech At Escalante Canyons Art Festival

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

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

  • Worth every penny in every fountain I have passed!

    sesame
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    I believe in the power of wishing. While I am not naive enough to think that the power of wishing alone can cure a disease or that sitting on the couch with your fingers crossed will cause you to win the lottery, I do think that positive thinking is essential to propelling good fortune. It is what gets you out the door to live life as fully as you can every day and even off your couch to go and buy a lottery ticket. That hope of “what if?” was what led me to enter the Moments of Triumph Facebook competition for expats. There was a chance for an expat living in Australia to bring…
  • Lunchbox Routine

    sesame
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:06 pm
    I have finally gotten into a routine in the mornings for lunchbox making and I think it helps that the core lunch for all three of my kids is the same on a day to day basis. I can’t get all fancy and search Pinterest for lunches that look the most amazing scenes from kid’s books made out of food for a bevy of reasons. Some more obvious than others. The main reason being, my kids will just not eat it. It isn’t that they are so in awe of the art involved, nope, they just get weirded out when their food is fancy. The other top reason being, I am not that mom*, but let’s…
  • Our Sunday and the outtakes…

    sesame
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:27 pm
    On Sunday I decided to do a quick Day in the Life of. There was no other reason than I wanted a photo challenge. I had seen the five days of black and white prompt making the rounds on Facebook, but I had yet to be nominated, so I thought I would do it anyway. When I decided to post the first photo I had taken and edited into black and white, I did not feel done. It had been a while since my last DILO, so with my replaced LG G3 in hand I set out to capture our day in images. Sunday looks like this. Then there was a little flat tire incident. Followed by a scooter incident. Which prompted…
  • That is not a wistful sigh.

    sesame
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Another year has ticked over in my personal calendar. I still don’t recognize the numbers as belonging to me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not wistful for years gone by, I just thought I’d feel older at 44. I guess I really don’t know what I was expecting would change in my forties. Did I really think one day someone would show up at my door, hand me a copy of Reader’s Digest and say it was time for mom hair and sensible shoes? Now that I am here at the point when I thought I would be old, I see that when ageing, people just become more of who they always were…
  • The most terrifying Halloween.

    sesame
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Let me start this off by saying that I am actually happy to see Halloween becoming a tradition that Australia is adopting. Each year there are more people celebrating and all the accoutrement is easily sourced. I have never been a huge Halloween fan as I despise carving pumpkins for a start, but the distinct feeling of home is what inspires me to participate. Nostalgia drives me and the high price of pumpkins during the wrong season is what gets me out of the most dreaded task. Now dressing up and free candy? That I can completely get behind. This year I was particularly excited as Gemma and…
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • Walking Your Walk

    Chris Corradino
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:18 am
    "Success is not a destination, but the road that you're on. Being successful means that you're working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That's living your dream." - Marlon Wayans
  • Become a Visual Detective

    Chris Corradino
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:14 am
    The way you view the world will undoubtedly impact your photography. If you're having trouble changing your vision, simply adjust your approach. Rather than thinking like a photographer, consider yourself a visual detective. This forces one to really study the space around them while paying careful attention to details. Through our inquisitive nature, we can uncover moments and photos that most would pass by. Let curiosity guide your compositions and you will learn to see differently. 
  • Leave Your Mark

    Chris Corradino
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Whether you're playing an instrument, working on a novel, or attempting to capture the world around you through photography, the tool you choose is only part of the equation. Perhaps the most important consideration then, is a desire to leave your own unique mark on the world. If you could use some tips to maximize your creative energy, check this helpful article out. In it, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell says:“Everyone who’s taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.”
  • It's All in Your Head

    Chris Corradino
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:16 am
    Just as there is no such thing as the perfect camera settings, there is no definitive road to being a professional photographer. It varies for everyone based on what they're specific goals are. I recently read a quote from Amanda Palmer who put it rather succinctly. "There’s no correct path to becoming a real artist. You might think you’ll gain legitimacy by going to university, getting published, getting signed to a record label. But it’s all bullshit, and it’s all in your head. You’re an artist when you say you are. And you’re a good artist when you make somebody else…
  • Have the Courage to Fly

    Chris Corradino
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:03 pm
    “When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.” ― Dean Jackson
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    Brian Matiash Photography

  • The uncertain path

    Brian Matiash
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am
    Split toning is one of my favorite stylization actions to apply to my photos. Actually, judging by the success of companies like VSCO, it is safe to say that lots of photographers are digging hard on split toning. And why shouldn’t we? This simple technique allows me to add another layer of complexity to my images beyond what I would be able to capture just with my camera. I took this image a few weeks ago after Nicole and I finished up a shoot at Big Spring Creek Falls. I believe we were on FR90 when we came across this expanse of hilly pavement. The fog was moving fast so we jumped…
  • New mini photo workflow video

    Brian Matiash
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Earlier this evening, I posted a quick redux to a photo workflow video I posted on my Patreon page yesterday. I thought it’d be fun to share it with everyone. Enjoy!       The post New mini photo workflow video appeared first on Brian Matiash Photography.
  • Winter wonderland

    Brian Matiash
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:23 am
    My original goal on this shoot was to find that one solitary tree covered in snow but anytime I saw one, it was invariably lost in busy backgrounds. When I came across this grouping of trees the other week, I wasn’t sure whether I could make a photo work out of it. Admittedly, I tend to shy away from photos that are too busy or cluttered. With that said, there is a certain appeal to the chaos of this photo and in hindsight, I’m glad that I spent some time working on it to share. This photo was taken with my Sony a7R and Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 super telephoto lens. In fact, if I…
  • Four Photo Tips To Improve Your Compositions

    Brian Matiash
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Originally posted on Photofocus.com The act of creating a photograph typically falls into two broad camps. I would argue that in both camps, there are several fundamental tips around composition to always keep in the forefront of your creative mind whenever you reach for your camera or smartphone to capture something photographically. But before we get into that, let’s take a look at the two broad camps of photographs that I just referred to. They are: Camp 1. There is the off-the-cuff snap, usually relegated for documentation purposes, like receipts or parking spot reminders, and quick…
  • Join me on Patreon!

    Brian Matiash
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
    I first learned about Patreon back in July and was immediately interested in its business model as a community-driven patron platform. It should be of no surprise that creative high quality, valuable photography content that is both educational and inspirational is not cheap nor is it a quick endeavor and the best way for you to ensure that your content has value is by putting value to it. Now, while I’ve technically had a Patreon page for almost five months, I only just launched it publicly last night because I wanted to be absolutely sure that I could provide high quality content…
 
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • On the Waterfront

    Lily Hydrangea
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    I haven't been to Sea Cliff in ages. I remember visiting a great Aunt Louise who lived in the town years ago. Recently my parents & I drove by her old place to see if it was as charming and quaint as I remembered. It was, and though I didn't get a good picture of my aunt's old house, I did find this interesting scene just around the corner from it. I found this article when I googled Sea Cliff power plant. In short, Karin Barnaby of Sea Cliff started a petition to try and save this historic sight for lots of good reasons.  I urge you to go to this page and read about them here.
  • Priscilla and I would like to say Happy Veteran's Day to all our Veterans

    Lily Hydrangea
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
  • Connecticut as Seen from Oyster Bay

    Lily Hydrangea
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:52 am
    Someone was having a good time sailing on the bay the other day. If you look closely you can see a dark figure sitting on the edge of the sailboat. And check out those white caps!
  • My Hot Pink Mandevilla

    Lily Hydrangea
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:26 pm
    If the sun comes out, tomorrow I will take a full view photograph of this Mandevilla growing in my backyard. She exceeded all of my expectations in that the first two I tried to grow over the last couple of summers didn't do so well. One never flowered and the other barely flowered. I brought this one back to New York from my friend's home in Virginia with her suggestion that I only keep Miss Pretty outside during the day & bring her in every night until the weather turned markedly warmer. As you can see, it worked - not to mention she is still going strong two weeks into October! Her hot…
  • View From the Top

    Lily Hydrangea
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    I love the Ferris Wheel and every year when the Columbus Day Fair comes to Farmingdale, I make sure to take a ride on it.
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    ViewBug Blog

  • Meet ViewBug Photographer SeanThurston

    admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    1. Tell us a bit about yourself, how do you describe your photography style? I like to shoot what speaks to me, a beautiful sunset or crashing waves against a shoreline. If I had a particular style, I would say that I’m not afraid of color or emotion in my pictures. Shoot big. 2. In one sentence what has photography done for you in your life? Photography has clutched me from a dark time in my life and drove me toward the beauty that was always in front of me. 3. When did you start taking photos and what inspired you to get started? I was always drawn to landscapes and it was what…
  • Foto Digital Volume 1 Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing your best abilities as a photographer in this photo contest made possible by our friends at FOTOdigital magazine. FOTOdigital is a photography website and magazine founded by writer and photographer Jose Antunes, under the motto “Less Gear, More Fun”. The original name was for a printed photography magazine, in Portuguese, published from 2001 until 2009. The original website, in Portuguese, run from 2008 until early 2013. The actual website (www.fotodigital-online.com) is in English. In February 2013 the first…
  • Behind The Lens With SamuelBuchmann, strapping a camera to the bonnet of a police car

    admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:34 am
    1. SamuelBuchmann, where did you take this photo? I took this picure in the Swiss city of St. Gallen for the local police force. They wanted something special for their ad to find new policemen. 2. What time of day? To get the long exposures we drove around town at night. Starting somewhere in the blue hour, ending when the sky was pitch black. In the end I preferred the shots with a black sky because the lights and the car are already colorful enough. 3. Anything worth sharing about lighting? The Lighting for this shot was pretty straightforward: One bare flash in the middle of the cabin and…
  • 500 Gray Skies Photo Contest Winners!

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing gray skies in this limited photo contest. As the clouds begin to cover the sunlight, the more challenges a photographer faces to properly capture the shot with all the proper elements to make it a good photo. Be sure to browse this gallery and get ideas for the next time bad weather takes over the sunny skies. A special thanks to all the photographers that helped us find the following winners by voting for their favorite shots! Congratulations to People’s Choice “Storm” by elenapardini “Not…
  • Featuring Lisa Holloway, an internationally published, award winning fine art portrait photographer

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Lisa Holloway is an internationally published, award winning fine art portrait photographer residing in rural Northwestern Arizona with her husband and 10 children. A Canon girl since day one, Lisa is completely self taught and works exclusively with natural light. She has been in business serving clients in the Las Vegas metro area since 2008. When Lisa is not pursuing her photography interests, she loves the outdoors, road trips, cooking, thunderstorms, and spending time with her family. You can follow Lisa on ViewBug to stay up to date and see her latest photos. Tell us a bit about…
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*

  • Ever Had Your Food Photo Stolen?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Prevent Printer Head Cleaning with Automation (Podcast 448)

    Martin Bailey
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    Today we’re going to take a look at how to create a fully automated scheduled printer workout to prevent printer head cleaning, after periods when the printer was not used, to avoid having the printer throw away large amounts of ink. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. When I first bought my Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6350 24″ wide large format printer, I was really impressed with how seldom it had to clean its print heads. At least until Canon did some maintenance on the…
  • Finally! The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Announced!

    Martin Bailey
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Eleven years ago, if you’d asked me which was my favourite lens, without hesitation I would have told you the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L lens. It was versatile, with a huge zoom range, and light—a very hand-holdable lens. But that was back when cameras had 6 megapixels, and weren’t very demanding on our glass. Then, the pixel count started increasing, and by 2006, as our cameras passed around 10 megapixels, we out-resolved the 100-400mm. It became soft, first at the long end, anything over 300mm, then as we hit 12 and higher megapixels, it pretty much became unusable. I…
  • The Business Action Planner with Corwin Hiebert (Podcast 447)

    Martin Bailey
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:47 am
    Today I welcome Corwin Hiebert back to the podcast. You may know Corwin as the manager to David duChemin, but he is a man of many hats, one of which he wears as the co-owner of Taendem, a boutique company that offers business management services for creatives, and he’s here today to talk about an incredible new product that Taendem just released. 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. In this interview, we discuss the Business Action Planner in detail, but also during our…
  • Iceland Tour 2014 Travelogue Part 4 (Podcast 446)

    Martin Bailey
    2 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Today we complete our four part series of travelogue episodes covering my September Iceland Tour & Workshop with Tim Vollmer and our amazing group of photographers. 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. We pick up the trail on September 29, 2014, when we started our day in the Jökulsárlón lagoon. It rains a lot in Iceland, and the group was getting used to working in soggy conditions. But this day was set to bring us some high winds as well. So high that our driver would be…
  • Iceland Tour 2014 Travelogue Part 3 (Podcast 445)

    Martin Bailey
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    This week we continue our travelogue of my recent Iceland Tour & Workshop with Tim Vollmer, and 14 amazing photographer participants as we traveled around this incredible country. 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. Seljalandsfoss (Falls) We pick up the trail on September 27, day 6 of the tour, as we drive out to the Seljalandsfoss (Falls) where we would change buses for one that could ford bigger rivers than our bus, and drive into the valley at Thorsmork (Þórsmörk). Of…
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    Jim Brandenburg

  • Pic of the Week: Frosted Grass Sparkles

    Marcia Mahoney
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
     "This is the perfect illustration of mornings this time of year in the north country. These beautiful golden sparkles brought the story of Rumplestiltskin to my mind, the miller's daughter having to spin straw into gold.  That is what has happened here.  Jim has spun frosted grass into translucent gold and silver."~ MarciaBrandenburg GalleryRavenwood StudiosPic of the Week (November 21, 2014): NW679 Frosted Grass SparklesPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and…
  • Pic of the Week (November 17, 2014): BW121 Raven in Birch

    Brandenburg Gallery
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:40 am
    "So cool, calm, and collected in the face of the storm."~ DianeRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg GalleryPic of the Week (November 17, 2014): BW121 Raven in BirchPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special PricingPurchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week it is featured (Nov. 17 - Nov. 21)! Contact the Brandenburg Gallery in Ely, Minnesota (877) 493-8017 to take…
  • Brandenburg Prairie Foundation & Give to the Max Day

    Heidi Brandenburg
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    Minnesota’s Give to the Max Day is today, Thursday, November 13, 2014! It is the one day that you can help make a difference for many non-profits in Minnesota. We hope you’ll consider giving a tax-deductible donation to the Brandenburg Prairie Foundation. Any amount you can give will help us continue our goal of preserving, expanding and educating people about Minnesota’s native prairies. Sioux quartzite 2014Bison rub at Touch the Sky 2014Glacial scraping on sioux quartzite 2014  We are so proud of our Touch the Sky Prairie, a unit of the Northern Tallgrass Prairie…
  • Pic of the Week (November 7, 2014): IM63 Pine Plantation

    Brandenburg Gallery
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
                                                                              " sanctuary                                                                            church               …
  • Pic of the Week (November 1, 2014): BW155 Wolf In a Bog"

    Brandenburg Gallery
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:50 am
    You're looking, looking, looking at all the textures, the shapes, the colors, the rugged overwhelming beauty of a bog. Then suddenly you see her, the wolf. She has been watching you the whole time.~ MarciaRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg GalleryPic of the Week (November 1, 2014): BW155 Wolf In a Bog"Pic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special PricingPurchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive…
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    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog

  • Save 30% on My Behind The Action eBook

    Dan Bailey
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Last year, I released my eBook Behind The Action – Creating Adventure Imagery, Step By Step. It’s a hands-on how-to manual that lays out the exacts step and gear I used to create 12 specific adventure and outdoor type images. Essentially, I … Continue reading →
  • Use Diagonal Lines for Stronger Compositions

    Dan Bailey
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    One of my favorite technique for shooting landscapes, or any subjects for that matter, is to create diagonal lines in my compositions. Diagonal lines add drama and make for much more dramatic imagery, because they have a feeling of instability … Continue reading →
  • My 4 Favorite Lenses for The Fuji X Cameras

    Dan Bailey
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    Cameras are cool, but it’s the glass that really counts. After all, lenses are main reason you buy into any camera system. As much as you love your current DSLR or mirrorless body, in a few years, you’ll no doubt be using the … Continue reading →
  • Meet Rick and Vyv – Two Ultra Lightweight Tripods From 3 Legged Thing

    Dan Bailey
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    A tripod is a tripod is a tripod, right? After all, how much can you vary the design of a simple 3 legged thing like the tripod. I saw quite a few of them last week at PhotoPlus Expo, but … Continue reading →
  • Assignment Photos: Merrell Winter, for Sportmaster Ltd.

    Dan Bailey
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Earlier this year I shot an assignment for my Moscow based client, Sportmaster Ltd., who is the leading sporting goods retailer client in Russia and eastern Europe. Sportmaster is official dealer of a number of outdoor brands, including Merrell, who was one of … Continue reading →
 
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    burn magazine

  • Changing planes, JFK

    david alan harvey
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Changing planes JFK. Random walk through. Like every other photographer bored at the airport we shoot whatever is around. I am anxious to get home today after an incredibly rewarding month in Korea. Already missing my Korean diet and friends. Mostly I am trying to remember where I parked my truck at my home airport. Can’t find the keys either. All my travel experience doesn’t seem to do me much good!!
  • annalisa natali murri – then the sky crashed down upon us

    burn magazine
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Emerging Photographer Fund – 2014 Finalist   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 EPF 2014 finalist Annalisa Natali Murri Then The Sky Crashed Down Upon Us play this essay   “Give me water, I beg you – give me water – I heard a girl near me imploring for water – We were a few blocked under the ruins. Some of us died, I’ve seen them dying. It had been about three days since the collapse, we were still trapped there. We…
  • Mr. Hyun

    david alan harvey
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    I had the pleasure of lunch today with Korean novelist, poet, and professor of literature Kil-Un Hyun. Mr. Hyun is doing the text for my upcoming book on the Haenyeo of Jeju Island where he was born and lived for 46 years. Hyun was kind enough to come by and look at my photographs today in Seoul to get a feel for what he may write. I am honored. #SouthKorea #Haenyeo #Jeju
  • Self Portrait

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    So this is it… My burn week ends tonight. I thought about how to close this “journey”… I took pictures of the most important people in my life, the places that I’ve seen and in which I live everyday… So I thought about doing a self portrait as the end of this circle, to show you the person behind the pictures.I want to thank @davidalanharvey @diegorlando for this opportunity and for the trust they have in me. Working with the Burn team in Venice changed completely my way of seeing photography and I have to thank them for that. I also want to thank Fabio,…
  • Many Thanks

    david alan harvey
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    My photographing in Korea is over. I want to give very special humble thank you to all the Haenyeo I came to admire for their resilience, free spirit, sense of humor, and warmth. These women divers showed me a whole new world. Bobbing around out there in the frigid Pacific on their little foam floats and then kicking down without oxygen tanks to pick up a few abalone off the ocean floor was simply something to witness. Most of these women have been doing this for 50 years or more. A tradition in its final years . Many thanks ladies. You are the bestest#Haenyeo #SouthKorea #Jeju
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    ezprints Blog

  • Sprint Black Friday holiday promotions

    ezprints
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Sprint Black Friday holiday promotions is a post from: ezprints Blog Sprint Black Friday deals : Save big and beat the Black Friday crowds! Sprint’s Black Friday holiday promotions give customers the best value in wireless with $ 200 savings on the popular Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Beginning Nov. 27, Sprint is offering a $ 200 savings on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 Sport for well-qualified customers acquiring the mobile phone through Sprint Lease or Sprint Easy Pay. Customers choosing Sprint Lease can save $ 200 when they lease the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 Sport. Here is…
  • Win A COOLPIX P530, Samsung Memory Card & Colour Workflow Bundle

    ezprints
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Win A COOLPIX P530, Samsung Memory Card & Colour Workflow Bundle is a post from: ezprints Blog Enter ePHOTOzine’s competitions for the chance to win prizes from Nikon, Samsung and Color Confidence. click below to read the full original post by the authorePHOTOzinehttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Ephotozine/~3/mSdJ_SQJjMo/win-a-coolpix-p530–samsung-memory-card-and-colour-workflow-bundle-26485
  • Tips for Using Shutter Speed Creatively

    ezprints
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Tips for Using Shutter Speed Creatively is a post from: ezprints Blog Shutter speed is one of those things that is initially a problem to be solved, but once you do that it becomes a tool that allows you to take better and more creative photos. First you should understand how shutter speed works and how to change it. You will need to make sure it is […] The post Tips for Using Shutter Speed Creatively by Jim Hamel appeared first on Digital Photography School. click below to read the full original post by the authorDigital Photography…
  • AOC U3477PQU Launches in the US

    ezprints
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:33 pm
    AOC U3477PQU Launches in the US is a post from: ezprints Blog The AOC u3477Pqu is a 34” monitor with a 3440×1440-pixel IPS panel and an aspect ratio of 21:9. Read more and comment » click below to read the full original post by the authorPhotography Blog – Newshttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/photographyblog/~3/vAHuizuDy4s/story01.htm
  • Tips On Creating HDR Exposures In Churches

    ezprints
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Tips On Creating HDR Exposures In Churches is a post from: ezprints Blog A guide to using the HDR technique when photographing church interiors. click below to read the full original post by the authorePHOTOzinehttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Ephotozine/~3/7MA-gN7q1vY/how-to-produce-hdr-exposures-in-churches-14213
 
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    Quotidian Photography by Jessica

  • Happy Caturday!

    Jessica Mironov
    8 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
     Enjoy these cats, and I hope you all have a great weekend. I'm off to Atlanta for a one day portrait workshop with Zack Arias, and I am so excited about it!!Find more adoptable cats, kittens, dogs, and other small animals at Animal Care and Control San Francisco.*Want to see more cute and furry critters, or schedule a pet portrait session? Visit my website at www.quotidianphotography.com.*
  • Martin and Bethany - San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographer

    Jessica Mironov
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:41 pm
    This is another wedding I absolutely loved but have neglected to blog so far. Martin and Bethany are good friends, and they both have absolutely the best senses of humor. It was a total pleasure to photograph their city hall wedding. I love the intimacy and the lack of planning induced stress at city hall weddings; it's really just about two people promising to spend the rest of their lives together.See what I mean about that sense of humor?And we also got a rare photo with me in it!And then there was some fun with the wedding gifts.And some delicious snacks at Arlequin afterwards.*Want to…
  • Nathaniel - One Year Old!

    Jessica Mironov
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    I can't believe I haven't shared this session before - it was such a beautiful day. It was Nathaniel's first birthday, and although he started out a little frowny, he got smiley pretty quickly.He was a little cautious with this cake at first, but then he got into it.Yum!And then it was time to get clean!Such a handsome family.Thanks guys for such a fun session! I love it when clients come up with such great ideas for photos and really put effort into planning the session. Then we end up with great photos like these!*Want to schedule a session with me? Contact me here!*
  • Film Friday - A Whole Roll of Velvia After a Storm in the Dominican Republic

    Jessica Mironov
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    For this Film Friday I thought I'd repeat the exercise of putting up a whole roll of film (which is 12 photos when you shoot 120 film in a 6x6 camera, as I do). I did this once before with a roll of black and white film in Montreal, but that roll was shot over two days, while this roll I shot in maybe an hour and a half after a rainstorm one evening.I love the moodiness of these photos, but I also can't help but think that they're a bit too dark to really feel like me, and I'm not overly pleased with the way the shadows are rendering - no real detail, but they don't go to black quite either.
  • Jillian and Eliot - Overdue!

    Jessica Mironov
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I photographed this stunning, amazing wedding last year and somehow it never made it onto the blog. Here are a few photos, and I promise (cross my heart!) that a proper, full-length post of images will be up soon. It was a truly incredible day. You'll see.
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    Faded + Blurred

  • On Taking Pictures #134: A Couple Dozen Eye Rolls

    Jeffery Saddoris
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:45 pm
    This week, a discussion around a documentary about Polaroid, called Time Zero, gets us wondering about objects versus process and whether there is more intrinsic value in the artifact or the content. We also look at a few “link-baity” news items around the value of photography as art. Carrie Mae Weems is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2014/otp-134.mp3   Show Home on 5by5.tv   Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast RSS Feed Show Notes This week’s assignment on the On Taking Pictures Google+ Community: #horizon Time Zero | The Last Year of…
  • Update #4

    Jeffery Saddoris
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:33 pm
    It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ernest Hemingway Stay tuned. The post Update #4 appeared first on Faded + Blurred.
  • On Taking Pictures #133: No Way Out But Through

    Jeffery Saddoris
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:38 pm
    This week, are you an artist or an entrepreneur? While on the surface they may seem similar, each offers a unique set of challenges that often require very different approaches to overcome. It’s an important question that many of us wrestle with as we try to find a balance between creating art and producing product. Guatemalan shooter Luis Gonzalez Palma is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2014/otp-133.mp3   Show Home on 5by5.tv   Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast RSS Feed Show Notes This week’s assignment on the On Taking Pictures…
  • On Taking Pictures #132: Some Kind Of Sublimation

    Jeffery Saddoris
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:31 pm
    This week, a wrap up of our terrific OTP meetup in Philly sparks an interesting discussion. Should art – both the making and the viewing – be a privilege or a right, regardless of ethnicity or economic standing? Are humans better with a healthy serving of art and culture in their diets? Also, is there such thing as too much art? Fascinating installation artist Chris Engman is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2014/otp-132.mp3   Show Home on 5by5.tv   Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast RSS Feed Show Notes This week’s assignment on…
  • On Taking Pictures #131: Fuddy Duddy Hall of Fame

    Jeffery Saddoris
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:21 pm
    This week, is your image your own? Should photographers be able to use photographs of you without your permission – or even your knowledge? Also, an interesting discussion around when the idea for a project is more interesting than the execution. Plus, pricing and what freelance photographers can expect to make. Miller Mobley is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2014/otp-131.mp3   Show Home on 5by5.tv   Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast RSS Feed Show Notes This week’s assignment on the On Taking Pictures Google+ Community:…
 
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    Jasmine Star Photography Blog

  • So You Want to Photograph a Destination Wedding?

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Dear Jasmine, I have a huge dream. It's just crazy weird. And I've been afraid to visualize it (you talked about it in Exposed Magazine). So I'm going to say it out loud for the first time. Here. I want to shoot a wedding in Bali. I do. I really really really do. I love Bali and I want to go back with every fibre of my being. I'm going to start visualizing. Dreaming. Hoping. I want to be back in Asia. So. Badly. Sincerely, The Visualizer Dear Visualizer Let's talk about dreams:  I'm a HUUUUGE proponent of saying things out loud, saying things to others to keep you accountable.  So,…
  • Palihouse Engagement : Erica + Carl

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:10 pm
    She didn't want to go. In fact, Erica wouldn't dream of attending a surprise birthday bash in Chicago for a friend while she was in the final semester of graduate school. No, no she had a thesis to write, tests to study for, and needed to focus on preparing for an upcoming job interview. A dear friend refused to listen to Erica and promised she'd help Erica study on the flight. A bit later, after spending a splendid weekend in Chicago, Erica and her friend prepped for the interview while waiting in the airport for their return flight home. Erica brought up the company's website she was…
  • Sometimes You Don't Get to Pick Your Chair

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:07 pm
    This past weekend, JD and I decided to take a spontaneous trip to Palm Springs. We needed a vacation more than we needed Nutella (which, let's be real, is a lot), so we booked a few nights away. The plan for the weekend was the following (in order of importance): 1. Partake in a two-person guacamole eating contest. 2. Sleep more than six hours a night. 3. Lay by a pool with a book. Or ten. 4. Tan like we're from New Jersey.I'm the type of person who wakes up early, scours the pool for optimal sun-soakage, and saves lounge chairs for my return in the afternoon (yes, I realize this is…
  • Malibu Engagement : Ferrah + Ali

    17 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    It was the weekend and Hollywood was humming like a bumblebee hard at work. The neon lights, the oversized billboards, and the European cars made the evening alive with possibilities. Ali saw Ferrah from across the room and watched her from a distance. It was a party hosted at the Sky Bar and after a few sips of his drink, Ali made his way to Ferrah. It was her smile. Ali watched as she filled the room with an electric air, making even the bright lights of Hollywood dim. He invited her to join him at his table and that night their lives forever changed. Over the next few years, Ali showed…
  • Do I Need a Business Plan?

    16 Nov 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Over breakfast yesterday, I asked JD the following: Did I have a business plan when I started my photography business? He squinted a bit, looked off, and said yes. His certainty surprised me, because I felt, well, unsure. A business plan sounds formal and legit...and when I started my business these were the last things I felt. I asked him because of this email I received: Dear Jasmine, I've been told that I need a "business plan" so of course I have purchased the enlightening book "Business Plan for Dummies." 2 chapters in and I am officially over it aaaaand overwhelmed. Before I continue…
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    Views Infinitum

  • Photography Show for Hospice of CNY IV

    Scott Thomas Photography
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    I would like to invite one and all to this year’s Hospice of CNY Fine Art Photography Show. This is the fourth year I was asked to produce this show and, I think, it is the best one yet. If you live around Syracuse, the FREE Artist Reception will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the offices of Hospice of CNY (see banner below for the address. It is not far from the 7th North Street exits of Route 81). Refreshments and snacks (including cookies!) will be provided free of charge. This is a great opportunity to see the works of some of the finest local…
  • View 349: Hockey’s Back

    Scott Thomas Photography
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    The 2014-2015 Syracuse Crunch players and coaches on the bench during a game against the Binghamton Senators in an American Hockey League (AHL) contest at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Nikon D700/70-200VR, 1/1600s, f/2.8, ISO 4500, EV +0.7, 150mm focal length. My third season photographing the Syracuse Crunch hockey team finally started this past weekend. A wedding and vacation had me missing the first four Crunch home games. It was good to get back to covering a team and a game I throughly enjoy. Syracuse Crunch game against the Rochester…
  • View 348: Late Autumn Color

    Scott Thomas Photography
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Late Autumn color at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge near Seneca Falls, New York. During my vacation to Florida, I missed out on the peak Autumn colors in upstate New York. Last weekend, I went out in search of any late Autumn color while visiting the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge near Seneca Falls, New York. I found some and something else. An immature Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) soaring over the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge near Seneca Falls, New York. Nikon D7100/80400VR, 1/400s, f/5.6, ISO 110, EV +0.7, 400mm Focal Length (800mm 1.3x DX). This immature Bald…
  • View 347: Disney Vacationing

    Scott Thomas Photography
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    What a vacation with a wedding in the middle of it.  Here are a few photos from the scrapbook. See Text for Details. Let us start with the three down the left side from top to bottom: Enjoying a Konk Kooler on Castaway Cay with the Disney Dream cruise ship in the background, meeting Captain Jack Sparrow on a Caribbean island and talking with a camel (long story, check my Twitter feed for it) in Epcot’s Morocco pavilion. I got to meet and TALK with Mickey Mouse in the Town Square Theater on Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Wonderfully entertaining technology.
  • View 346: Love is an Open Door

    Scott Thomas Photography
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Last weekend I had the honor and pleasure of escorting my daughter down the aisle to start her next life adventure. Photo © Doug Fenster The newlyweds had a beautiful day to start their lives together. Photo © Doug Fenster To Ally and Joshua Reeves…
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    The Photography Blog

  • How Photography Actually Works – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    This infographic goes into detail about how photography actually works. – See more at: http://visual.ly/how-photography-actually-works Source : Visual.ly by nikkidavis. Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • 10 intimate boudoir color photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    16 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    Thumbnail photography is under CC license. Author :  Emery Co Photo All photography below are copyrighted by their authors – Click on photos to see each license.  Boudoir color photography The term “boudoir” may also be ascribed to a genre of photography. Boudoir photography is not generally a new concept and numerous examples including ones of Kathleen Meyers, Clara Bow, Mae West and Jean Harlow photographed in a boudoir style. Typically shot in a photographer’s studio or luxury hotel suites, it has become fashionable to create a set…
  • How To Choose The Right Shutter Speed – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:13 am
    This infographic will give you an advice “How To Choose The Right Shutter Speed” in different conditions of shooting. It will be useful for different photographers. Source : Visual.ly Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • Cinematic moments

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Cinematic moments Photo cinematic is a frames taken from a movie or photo that displays a frame that looks like taken from a movie. There are no definite rules about a cinematic photography. Sometime people add the black bars above and below their pictures to give effect to feel more cinematic. Thumbnail photography is licensed by ~Ken Tsan All photography below are copyrighted by their authors – Click on photos to see each license. By ~Ken Tsan By Ben Hinceman By James Yeung By Dj Poe By sparth By Joep R. Author informationJean-Michel…
  • 10 fantastic Shells photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    Shells photography A seashell or sea shell, also known simply as a shell, is a hard, protective outer layer created by an animal that lives in the sea. The shell is part of the body of the animal. Empty seashells are often found washed up on beaches by beachcombers. The shells are empty because the animal has died and the soft parts have been eaten by another animal or have rotted out. The term seashell usually refers to the exoskeleton of an invertebrate (an animal without a backbone). Most shells that are found on beaches are the…
 
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    NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA

  • These are real portraits of actual engaged couples

    G.E. Masana
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:24 pm
    So here’s the big difference between how you’re photographed by me and how you’re photographed by others: This groom-to-be here said that he was so filled with emotions during this portrait session. How often do you hear that from your guy? And you know what? It shows. You know why? It’s because I don’t conduct the portrait session the same way as so many other photographers do. It’s that plain and simple. Here’s why. Lots of other photographers tell their couples what to do. “Look at my finger! At the count of three, jump… “ Or pose them like stick figurines. I…
  • Vineyard Caterers | Long Island Wedding Photographers

    G.E. Masana
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    Wedding Photography at Vineyard Caterers As you drive out along the north fork, this is one the first of several long island vineyard wedding venues you’ll come upon. We started off in East Hampton and ended the night at Vineyard Caterers. The photos will tell you more about the people, the day, and the wedding story. The post Vineyard Caterers | Long Island Wedding Photographers appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • Maharani Indian Engagement Portraits in NYC

    G.E. Masana
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    You have become mine forever. I have become yours. Hereafter I cannot live without you. Do not live without me. Let us share the joys. For yesterday is already a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision, But today, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of vision and every tomorrow a vision of hope. - Hindu Wedding Prayer The post Maharani Indian Engagement Portraits in NYC appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • the vineyard caterers wedding

    G.E. Masana
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Panda bear cufflinks.  A classic ‘65 Lincoln Continental Convertible. The silliest, funniest Father-daughter dance in the history of the world and Michael’s kitchen turned into a chemistry lab etching train tickets to use as escort cards on which guests write their “ticket” to a loving marriage. Yes, I’m talking about Carina and Michael’s wedding at The Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue, NY. What else could it be? The post the vineyard caterers wedding appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • Roslyn New York Wedding Photographers | A Moment In Time

    G.E. Masana
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    This was cute. Endearing. Early on in their mansion wedding on long island New York, in Roslyn, the bride wanted a few moments early in the day, to give her husband-to-be a little surprise gift on his wedding day. A watch. Not just any watch, but a vest pocket watch. A particular vest pocket watch that the groom had his eye on – I think it may have had a particular meaning for him. It was meaningful enough that his bride had noticed his attachment to this piece and got him the one he wanted, wishing to surprise him with it. I think it reminded him of his beloved, late grandfather. What…
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*

  • Ever Had Your Food Photo Stolen?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Zoom Into Your Digital Camera’s Microchip

    photoxels
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    A digital camera has many fewer moving parts than a film camera. There’s no need to wind up the film, advance it or rewind it back into the cartridge. So, there’s no film advance lever or rewind knob. What about the dedicated Shutter Speed Dial and Aperture Ring we see on some of the more […]
  • Samsung Invites You to Vote for the Best Design Idea & Win a Galaxy Alpha Until Nov.30, 2014

    photoxels
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:54 am
    This is an update to the previous blog, Design.Samsung “ReMake it Meaningful” Contest: Submit Photos of Your Practical Creation Made of Used Paper Packages Oct.20-Nov.7, 2014 (17:00 KST). For the first round, 8 Design experts carefully chose 10 design ideas based on appearance, creativity, practicality, and overall completeness. You can cast a vote among the […]
  • Epson LabelWorks LW-300 Printer: Multi-purpose & Budget-friendly Holiday Gift for the DIYer on Your List

    photoxels
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Epson Presents The perfect gift for the DIYer on your list: the LabelWorks LW-300 is a craft room essential This video presents Epson LabelWorks: LW-300 Overview. Epson LabelWorks LW-300 printer “Do you have a person on your list who loves the look of DIY, but sometimes finds it hard to launch into crafty projects? This […]
  • Nikon: New ‘I AM Generation Image’ Integrated Campaign and Website

    photoxels
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:45 pm
    This video presents I Am Generation Image. “This generation creates tens of thousands of images in the blink of an eye. Our images speak for us. Will you be heard? See how you can be part of #IAMGenerationImage here: IAmGenerationImage.com .” The new “I AM Generation Image” integrated campaign just started with the launch of […]
  • Panasonic’s 4K Solution is Changing Photography: “4K Will Certainly Be the Norm by 2020″

    photoxels
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:39 pm
    4K resolution, also called 4K2K, refers to a display device or content having horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels. The jump from HD to 4K will be one of the biggest developments in the last 20 years…. 4K will certainly be the norm by 2020. These advances will help lead to ‘A Better […]
 
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    Batdorff Photography Blog

  • Death Valley 2014

    John Batdorff
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    We returned last week from our Death Valley 2014 workshop, and although we’re still getting the sand out of our shoes, it was worth it. Our fun loving and talented group of photographers came back with some exceptional images that you can check out on our Facebook Page. I’ve only had time to process a few of my own, but I thought I would share what I have done now. Me, John-O, Staci, Jon, Julie, Gary, Chris, Barry, and Carl There’s something magical about Death Valley and I  consider it a bucket list location for anyone who’s ever wanted exceptional photography in an…
  • Fall Color Presets for Color Efex Pro 4

    John Batdorff
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Fall Color Reflection in Northport, Michigan We just returned from a wonderful weekend camping in Northern Michigan near Sleeping Bear Dunes. The fall colors were amazing, and had the weather been a little more cooperative (meaning anything better than raining with 40mph winds and 38 degrees) then it would have made for a perfect fall tour. Regardless, we had a great time taking our new camper on it’s maiden voyage. We visited family and bounced from one great little town to another, and stopped at the markets to get apples and eat donuts. It really wouldn’t have been a genuine fall…
  • New York City Workshop Report

    John Batdorff
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Kids playing handball in Harlem The New York City Workshops were a blast with two fun groups of very talented photographers. We had participants join us from the United Kingdom, Canada, both coasts of the United States and everywhere in between. It was quite the urban adventure as we covered a lot of ground, from the Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise to Central Park at sunset, photographing everything that caught our eyes along the way. There was architecture galore, interesting people, street art, monuments, and more. We walked to the 9/11 Memorial, China Town, Little Italy, Grand Central…
  • My book is off to the printer!

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

    John Batdorff
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    Do you think your art is trash? Art in Rome   Maybe your travel destinations aren’t as enchanting as you imagined? Venetian Gondolier on iPhone Does it seem like everyone else is getting the shots you want? Venetian Canals Sick of sitting on the sidelines watching other people get all the attention? Hula hooper, New Orleans, LA Tired of feeling confused? Public toilet at Atomium, Brussels Maybe you’re a little stubborn and you don’t want to ask for help? Travelers in Belgium Are you interested in learning to see things in a different way? Reflections in Grand Place,…
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  • How to: No-Flash Lifestyle Portrait Technique

    Dave
    8 Nov 2014 | 4:40 pm
    If you haven’t heard of Serge Ramelli, prepare to be thoroughly entertained. Serge is full of knowledge, inspiration, and charisma to boot. It’s hard NOT to learn something from him. Serge posts two video tutorials every week on YouTube, and is definitely worth subscribing to if you do any processing work in Lightroom. In the following video, Serge demonstrates his technique for shooting portraits into the sun, with no flash. Using the power of Lightroom to squeeze every last pixel out of a RAW file, Serge shows you how to accomplish the seemingly impossible to produce gorgeous,…
  • Digital Pumpkin-Carving: Free Photoshop Action

    Dave
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:08 am
    It’s almost Halloween and time to carve those pumpkins. I love pumpkin-carving; have since I was a kid. This year I wanted to avoid the mess of pumpkin-guts and come up with something fun for grown-ups – digital pumpkin carving in Photoshop! The process is extremely simple. First, download the free Photoshop action here. Give yourself a good excuse to visit your local pumpkin patch to take some photographs of pumpkins (or grab one from the web). Fire up Photoshop, and let the fun begin. Load your pumpkin photograph in Photoshop, and start the action. When prompted, draw your pumpkin face…
  • How to Shoot Ghostly Halloween Photos – In-Camera

    Dave
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:08 am
    Halloween is the perfect time of year for experimenting with your photography. With all of spookiness, jack-o-lanterns, decorations, and our subject for this tutorial – ghosts! Of course we’re not chasing down real ghosts to photograph (that’s another topic all together), rather, we’ll show you how you can take a ghostly photo of your little ones, and it will all be done in-camera! This is one of those techniques that is highly effective and actually quite simple to achieve. The important point to remember is that you will want to shoot this type of shot in either a dark…
  • Top 10 Signs You Are Obsessed With Photography

    Dave
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Let’s face it, proudly. If you’re reading this, chances are you are already in love with photography (as are we!). These types of posts are always fun to do, plus every now and then it’s nice to take a break from the seriousness of life and poke fun at ourselves as photographers. I’ve compiled a list of the top ten signs you are obsessed with photography for your entertainment. While these are not all mine, I’ve included the ones that I found to be most true (and therefore, most amusing). How many of these are true for you? Enjoy! Top 10 Signs You Are Obsessed…
  • How to Make Unique Photos From Common Vantage Points

    Dave
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    How do we make a truly unique photograph if you’re confined to shooting from the same vantage point as everyone else? That’s a challenge that we all face when shooting landmarks, sporting events, travel photography, architecture, and a whole range of subjects. How do we avoid the trap of taking the same photo that everyone else is taking, simply because we’re stuck in the same (and sometimes the only) spot. That’s the question Joe McNally answers in this video from AdoramaTV. Joe speaks about shooting an Olympic event where he was stuck in the same vantage point as…
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    Light Stalking

  • A Review of the Fuji XF 14mm 2.8

    Jason Row
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Unlike the world of the DSLR, the mirrorless ecosystem is not awash with what could be regarded as ultra wide angle lenses. One that does stand out is the Fuji XF 14mm f2.8. It was released originally as a companion to the Fuji X-Pro1 but will fit any of Fuji’s current interchangeable lens models including the XT1. These cameras use an APS-C sensor which means when we add in the crop factor, the 14mm gives an equivalent filed of view of 21mm. Of course, the major advantage of being designed for an APS-C sensor is that the size can remain more compact than an equivalent full frame version.
  • How to Motivate Yourself to Carry Your Tripod Along More Often

    Jason Row
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Cumbersome, heavy and unnecessary are words that often spring to mind when talking about tripods. All of these words are quite accurate and good excuses not to take a tripod with you. The fact is though, in many cases you can get much better image quality if your camera is tripod-mounted as opposed to handheld. Maybe the light has faded fast, you may have seen an amazing flower, perfect for a tripod locked macro or perhaps that scene in front of you is begging for a deep depth of field. These are all shots you may lose if you don’t have a tripod with you. Today, rather than espouse the…
  • Abstract Nature Photography: 3 Effective Tips to Create Captivating Images

    Sheen Watkins
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Abstract art separates reality of a subject through the use of imagery. Instead of an accurate, concrete image, abstract art instead conveys feeling, mood, color, movement and/or texture. While there is not a hard and fast definition of abstract nature photography, we can apply the principles found in abstract art to create captivating images. Exploring and using an abstract approach in nature photography positively impacts our creativity in 1) composition, 2) use of color, movement, lines and texture, and 3) post-processing. When delving into abstract, a key tip is to bring the focus to the…
  • Autumn Through a Macro Lens: 19 Inspirational Images

    Jason D. Little
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Stanley Horowitz isn’t a household name. Though a poet, history won’t likely remember Horowitz for a body of work that stands among monolithic figures like Robert Frost or Sylvia Plath. Horowitz has, however, gained his fair share of acclaim via the Internet, where his words (originally penned in 1983 for Reader’s Digest) about the fall season keep company with the timeless musings of some of the world’s literary laureates. “Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” It is apparently the succinctness and vividness with which…
  • 7 Things to Keep in Mind When Doing Travel Photography

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    When traveling there are things that are not in your control, especially if photography is one of the main reasons you are traveling. That doesn’t necessarily mean that there is nothing to be done. Here are 7 things to keep in mind when doing travel photography. 1. Beware of Thieves One of the major concerns when traveling to unknown locations can be theft. You can use strong straps which will prevent thieves from yanking off your gear from your hands. Same goes for your bag or backpack – keep it on you at all times. That means leaving your bag on a bench right next to you is…
 
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  • eBook Update … and a Sneak Peek!

    Nicole S. Young
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:48 pm
    I thought I would send out a quick update about my upcoming eBook, Step by Step with onOne Software. I’ve had a few questions from those of you who pre-ordered the Perfect Photo Suite 9 about when the book will be ready, and my official answer is that it is coming along nicely and should be ready soon! The plan is to have it “on the shelf” no later than early December, but things are moving along nicely so there’s a chance I’ll have it ready even sooner. (Crossing fingers!) Here are some sneak-peeks of what I’ve been working on over the past few months:…
  • Quick Tip: Using Diffusers with Food Photography [Video]

    Nicole S. Young
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:06 pm
    In this short video I share a tip on a benefit of using diffusers to soften the light with food photography. If you would like to see the full-length behind-the-scenes, consider following me on Patreon! It’s just $5/month and you will get exclusive content that I don’t share anywhere else. Copyright © 2014 - Nicolesy, Inc. (All Rights Reserved) Click here to subscribe to my newsletter! :) The post Quick Tip: Using Diffusers with Food Photography [Video] appeared first on Nicolesy.
  • Support me on Patreon!

    Nicole S. Young
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Click here to learn more: http://www.patreon.com/nicolesy Just this week I officially launched my brand-new page over on Patreon! I have been building my page for the past few months, and finally got my act together and published it. And I am so excited! This is a new platform for me to share tutorials, videos, behind-the-scenes, and more. It is going to be a fun ride! I can’t wait to see you there. :) Watch my awesome video for more info: Patreon FAQ: What is Patreon? Patreon is like a virtual tip-jar for artists. There are a lot of musicians, comedians, and writers on there…
  • Big Spring Creek Falls

    Nicole S. Young
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    Yesterday, Brian and I decided to get in the car and drive out to a waterfall. It’s been a while since I have done any landscape photography here in the Pacific Northwest, and let me tell you … it felt so good! The weather is finally back to “normal” (gray and rainy) after a long summer of too much sun and heat. Overcast days are ideal for waterfalls to avoid hotspots from the sun, and the weather definitely delivered a beautiful day for us. We decided to go to a waterfall that I have been wanting (and trying) to visit for several months. The first time we tried to…
  • New York

    Nicole S. Young
    1 Nov 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Brian and I are in New York right now to attend the Photo Plus Expo. It’s the first time I have had the chance to make it out for this conference, and I have a feeling I will be making his a regular, yearly trip. I also LOVE New York, so it’s a good excuse to come back and spend time in the city. Today was the last day of the Expo, and we just finished walking around with a good group of photographers at a photowalk in Madison Square Park. I picked up a new Lensbaby kit at the show, and it was a good excuse to try out the Edge 80 in the park. I have a feeling I’ll be playing…
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    Digital Photography - Photography Tips, Advice & Camera Reviews | Digital Photographer Magazine

  • 10 Creative shooting ideas

    laurenscott
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:46 am
    Explore unconventional light sources – Consider using nontraditional light in your images. Light from the refrigerator, computer screen, traffic lights, night-lights, car headlights, and fire are all great to create beautiful low-light images. Try turning off the main lights in your house and look to capture other, smaller, light sources than shine out in the dark. Develop narrative themes - Photographers all utilise themes, whether this is a conscious decision or not. For example, innocence, imagination and joy often characterise children’s portraits. Describe in a few words the…
  • Digital Photographer of the Year announced!

    laurenscott
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:16 am
    This year saw the return of the Digital Photographer Of The Year awards, and this time we saw an absolute wealth of stunning shots from our readers. It’s been a daunting task to try to narrow it down to just a few, but the winning shots are a testament to the diversity and talent we have among our photographic community. The passion and commitment to producing work that will inspire others, tell a story and evoke emotions is clear to see, and it’s a great thing to be able to witness. Overall winner Brenda Final © Sebastian Wuttke Sebastian Wuttke‘s stunning photograph, entitled…
  • Sony a7 II announced

    Matt Bennett
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Sony a7 II (front) Sony has announced the release of the a7 II. With a full-frame, 24.3-megapixel EXMOR CMOS sensor that boasts a 5-axis movement to offer 4.5 stops of image stabilisation, hybrid autofocus based around 117 phase-detection points and 25 contrast-detection points, BIONZ X image processing engine, Full HD video recording and both Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. We’re very keen to see how the image stabilisation performs in this camera – look out for a full review in Digital Photographer soon. The a7 II will be available in Europe from January 2015, though the RRP has yet…
  • Enhance sunset skies in Photoshop

    Matt Bennett
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    before after The golden hours are unquestionably the best time of day to shoot a stunning scenic vista. Offering an ideal light, the landscape is illuminated by warm colour hues and much richer tones. The position of the Sun at these times can also add extra depth to an image, thanks to longer shadows being cast and brighter highlights. Getting up early or staying out very late often pays off, as landscapes are completely transformed during sunrise and sunset. As with any shot where you’re looking to achieve averyspecificeffect,some time must be allocated to finishing the image in…
  • National Geographic’s Traveller 2015 photography competition

    laurenscott
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
      As a leader in breathtaking you-are-there photography from across the world, National Geographic Traveller is inviting UK photographers to send in their vision of the world in one of six different categories: Action, Animal, People, River, Rural, and Urban. Entries, like this shot from Andrew Boschier have been coming in thick and fast. Why not enter, yourself? Grand prize: Tatra Photography is offering a wildlife photography tour for two in the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya to witness one of the greatest spectacles on earth — the wildebeest migration in the…
 
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    Photography Concentrate

  • Infographic: 36 Ways to Make Money as a Photographer

    Lauren Lim
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Making money as a photographer can be a struggle. And a significant challenge to making an income out of your images is simply not knowing where to start. So today we’re sharing this gorgeous infographic with you, as inspiration. There are a lot of ways you can make money as a photographer – probably a lot more than you ever thought. (Did you know that “scientific photographer” is a career?? We didn’t!). This list is the result of our research and brainstorming, and, as thorough as we tried to be, we’re certain there are even more. But these will give you a…
  • Win a Fujifilm Instax 210 Camera!

    Lauren Lim
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    WOOHOO! We’re giving away an awesome camera! ***UPDATE: This giveaway is now over. Thank you to all who entered! ****** But first I’d like to tell you a little story about this camera… So the other day we pulled out one of our absolute most favourite cameras. It’s come with us as far as the Peruvian Amazon, and as close as on our wedding and portrait shoots. It’s given us some of our most magical moments. And now we’re using it to introduce our 2-year-old son to the amazingness that is photography. (No surprise, he’s totally obsessed with it). But…
  • Introducing The Ultimate Guide to Buying a New Camera, and Our Recommended Photography Equipment!

    Lauren Lim
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Whew! That’s a long title, but it’s because we’ve been working for a long (long) time to get these two free new resources launched! See, we’ve realized that finding camera gear that suits your needs can be tough. Really tough. So we wanted to help! And today we’re super excited to announce the release of two pages designed to help you find the right gear… In The Ultimate Guide to Buying a New Camera you’ll find all the information you need to decide what kind of gear is right for you – including the differences between types of cameras, what…
  • 7 Qualities of Stunning Black and Whites

    Lauren Lim
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    If you’re like me, you love a great black and white image. See, when you remove the color from a photo, magic can happen. A person’s expression is suddenly imbued with more meaning. A cool composition becomes more bold, more dramatic. And our images gain a timelessness that allows our viewers to focus on messages that transcend the here and now. But how do you determine which photos you should convert to black and white? Gut feeling? Scientific testing? Some secret list of requirements that are revealed only after reaching the 10th level of Photography Mastery? When we first got…
  • Free Photo-themed Halloween Cards!

    Stephanie Simpson
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hey guys! Halloween’s almost here and so, in the spirit of free treats, we’ve put together a sweet new freebie for you! Taking a cue from our popular photography-themed valentines, we’ve created four brand new, digitally illustrated cards suited for the spoOOookiness of the season! Send them to your favorite photo-ghouls, or keep a set for yourself! As a bonus, we’re offering two different versions! Web Version: Short on time, or have a lot of franken-tographers on your list? Scroll to the bottom of this post for the web versions that you can post on your assorted…
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  • Photo Essay: Rear Window, by Debashish Chakrabarty

    IPA
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:44 pm
    It feels good when I realize this journey of ours is bizarre but together we have an incredible story.Related Posts:Photo Essay: ENCOUNTERS, by Rony ZakariaPhoto Essay: Indrawati River Story, by Arfun AhmedPhoto Essay: Like My Father, by Maika ElanPhoto Essay: My Uncle Tukka, by Swastik PalPhoto Essay: Presence of Absence, by Shahria Sharmin(Visited 392 times, 392 visits today)
  • IPA Photo+ Workshop: Vignettes from Yangon City

    IPA
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:11 pm
    A selection of short stories and visual poems from Yangon City, Myanmar made during the IPA Photo+ Myanmar WorkshopRelated Posts:Yangon Haiku: Street Photography from the IPA Myanmar…Photo Essay: City Of Small, by Thet HtooPhoto Essay: Rangoon Dawn, by Kevin WY LeePhoto Essay: Burma’s Hidden War, by Htoo Tay ZarPhoto Essay: Awakening Yangon, by Minzayar(Visited 285 times, 285 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: No Purpose, by Jay Komuda

    IPA
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It is the city that takes our life away, it is the city that makes promises. We trust its brands and corps which make us feel special, needed and valuable.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Boring, by Jaroslaw KomudaPhoto Essay: Modal Istanbul, by Benedicte GuillonIPA Street Photography Asia 2012 Contest Official WinnersPhoto Essay: Krung Thep – City Of Angels, by Kevin WY…Photo Essay: Urban Musollah, by Zakaria Zainal(Visited 467 times, 160 visits today)
  • Xiaoxiao Xu, The way to the Golden Mountain

    IPA
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    Wenzhou is a large port city in the eastern province of Zhejiang with a population of three million. I was overwhelmed by the changes and the combination of memories and contemporary experiences.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Return Of Hundred Daughters, by Kevin WY LeePhoto Essay: Left Behind, by Clary EstesPhoto Essay: Chinese Happy People, by Rachel LimIPA Photo Essay Asia Award 2013 Finalist 1: ILKIN HUSEYNOVReflections: The Packaged City(Visited 269 times, 67 visits today)
  • Invisible Interview: Lam Yik Fei, Hong Kong

    IPA
    9 Nov 2014 | 3:43 am
    If you have been following the current protests in Hong Kong and its now famous Umbrella Movement, chances are you've seen a photograph by Lam Yik Fei.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Showdown in Hong Kong, by Lam Yik FeiIPA Street Photography Asia Award 2013 Finalist 11: PAUL…Photo Essay: 15th Anniversary of Hong Kong, by Lam Yik FeiHong Kong Flora – Michael Wolf on Hong Kong vernacular…Hong Kong Photo Book Awards – Call For Submissions(Visited 1,311 times, 365 visits today)
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  • Happy Halloween, 2014

    James Lee
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:19 pm
      For the second year in a row, I took pictures at this year’s Halloween party for the kids of my coworkers. For the second year in a row, I’ve been graciously allowed to share some of those photos with you. Here’s a little strawberry. So cute!   Part of what makes the day a success is we have lots of activities for the kids. This year, that included balloons, crafts, a small petting zoo, and as modeled here, Halloween themed tattoos:   It’s a lot of fun for me, and most of the kids seemed to enjoy it, too. They get to show off their costumes, meet their…
  • New Mexico Road

    James Lee
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    I have posted other photos from New Mexico, as I have family there and find my way there more than anywhere else I travel. This was from a trip to the Land of Enchantment in March, and I went for a six mile run outside of Taos. As you can see, I pretty much had the road to myself. The best camera in the world is the one you have with you, and this day was no exception. My Nikon was back at the lodge, and my iPhone was with me. I’m glad I had it, as I really like this shot. New Mexico Road is brought to you by j.ronald.lee - photography / journal
  • Cocoons

    James Lee
    22 Jun 2014 | 4:32 pm
    There was a recent Radiolab podcast called Black Box that talked about cocoons – worth a listen if you’re interested in learning some really cool stuff about this transformation. Very cool stuff. These cocoons live at the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Cocoons is brought to you by j.ronald.lee - photography / journal
  • Went for a run

    James Lee
    11 May 2014 | 4:42 am
    I typically keep running related blog posts on my running blog, but I do also take pictures while I’m running from time to time. Pull out the phone and snap away, essentially. This one shows a pretty significant milestone for me. That covered bridge at the end of the road, just about a tenth of a mile up, is the finish line of the 2014 Boston Marathon. 26.1 miles down, 0.1 to go. I have a LOT more photos here if you’d like to see more from that day. So why am I sharing it here? Because this site used to be a much bigger focus in my life. As I’ve become a runner, any regular…
  • Where y’all from?

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

  • Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces 2014

    Brent Pennington
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Although I only just got around to sharing the photos from last year’s Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces, this year’s event has already passed and the photos have been shared elsewhere, so it’s high time they appear here. This was the bonfire’s fourth year and, for me, a bit of a change in that I […]
  • Chelsea the harpist

    Brent Pennington
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    In what will most likely be my final outdoor photo shoot before the snow flies this year, I’m thrilled to present Chelsea the harpist! Even being musically-limited myself, I must know a half-dozen guitar players, at least a couple of drummers, and a few keyboarders.  But Chelsea was the first harpist I’ve ever met, and […]
  • Simple Clicks – Mandy @ the Bonfire

    Brent Pennington
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    By next week I’ll be ready to share all the Bonfire photos, but in the meantime here’s a Simple Click of my sweetheart and bride-to-be from that evening!
  • 24 Hours of Art 2014

    Brent Pennington
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    This past August I was privileged to join The Vintage to document their annual “24 Hours of Art” event, which brings together a large number of community artists to celebrate and share their craft non-stop from noon on Saturday through to noon on Sunday.  This year the arts community was well-represented by a wide range […]
  • NEPA BlogCon 2014

    Brent Pennington
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    On 11 October, I joined the indefatigable Mandy Boyle, Karla Porter, and Michelle Davies at Misericordia University for the third annual NEPA BlogCon, the regions premier – and to my knowledge, only – blogging and social media conference. Approximately 170 people came out and spent their Saturday engaged with a wide range of local professionals, […]
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    A Life Well-Lived

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

    LittleBearProd
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Traveling in CHINA Since 1985 by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. Earthwatch was one organization that allowed foreigners to visit China without going through too much red-tape. These photographs are a first glimpse into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. Friday, November…
  • Weekly Post: SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Friday, November 21, 2014SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #39SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient #39…
  • Weekly Post: SUZHOU, 1985-to the present by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    20 Nov 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, November 20, 2014Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the…
  • Weekly Post: SILK ROAD - Embroideries of Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Silk Road - Embroideries of Robert Glenn KetchumThe city of Suzhou, China, produced China's most beautiful silk and silk embroidery practiced by generational families for 3,000 years. My purpose in going to China starting in the mid-1980's was to turn my photographs into textiles, and this is my story. ~Robert Glenn KetchumThursday, November 20, 2014Silk Road - Embroideries #96SILK ROAD #96:  In conjunction with a 20-year retrospective #exhibition organized for me by the #HerbertFJohnson #Museum of #CornellUniversity, #ApertureFoundation published, THE LEGACY OF WILDNESS:…
  • Weekly Post: TATSHESHINI: Saving a River Wild

    LittleBearProd
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    TATSHENSHINI:  Saving a River Wild by Robert Glenn KetchumIn 1990, I was invited on a 10-day float down the Tatshenshini, a huge river system flowing from Western Canada to the Pacific Ocean that literally divides two of North America's largest national parks, Canada's Kluane National Park and Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. A gold mine was being proposed mid-river. I broke the story in LIFE magazine. There were many other articles and a book. The mine was never developed and the river is now a wilderness corridor. This is a conservation SUCCESS story!Wednesday, November 19,…
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    Digital Photography Courses

  • 5 Street Photographers Whose Work You’ve Gotta See!

    Usnea Lebendig
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    Street photography is a tradition as old as the invention of photography itself.  For a street photographer, the street is like a stage full of possibilities, the cast unknown until the shutter is pressed. And it looks easy, right?  Many think it’s all about being in the right place at the right time, but as […]
  • 5 Tips for Amazing Holiday Family Portraits

    Usnea Lebendig
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:02 pm
    The holidays are here and that means it’s time for the proverbial family holiday portraits, but sometimes getting that perfect shot can be elusive in the hustle and bustle of the season.  Whether you’re using the camera on your phone, a point-and-shoot, or a DSLR, the same general principles hold for getting awesome portraits.  Here […]
  • 6 Steps to Becoming a Travel Photographer

    Usnea Lebendig
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
      Ever dream about ditching your day job and exchanging it for getting paid to travel the world and take awesome pictures? Perhaps shooting for magazines like the National Geographic? Well, as romantic as it sounds, succeeding in the travel photography industry takes more than a travel bug and a good eye for the perfect […]
  • Photography App of the Week (11/14/2014)

    Digital Photography
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:36 am
      Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android Developer: Roberto Nickson Price: $1.99 PicLab HD is an amazingly user friendly app that is actually quite powerful. Best used for creating graphics, simply take a picture, and add text, artwork, filters, textures and more to quickly and easily publish a highly stylized piece of art. More apps […]
  • 5 Top Picks For 2014 Camera Gear

    Usnea Lebendig
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    Every year the photography industry comes out with better and better equipment, and every year we photographers have to figure out the best place to spend our hard-earned cash.  And while many of us have already settled on our favorite brand(s) of camera, there’s a lot of other fantastic gear out there that’s worth a […]
 
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    Obvious State Studio

  • 2015 Calendars

    Nichole Robertson
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    We’ve just added our 2015 calendars to the shops. The 2015 Paris Calendar is available in The Paris Print Shop and the 2015 Literary Calendar is available at Obvious State.We’ve been working behind the scenes on our new commerce site, so soon you can purchase everything here as well as in our etsy shops.In other news, we just moved into a new office in Manhattan and to a new home in Bucks County, PA. To say we’ve been busy is an understatement! We apologize for the radio silence.
  • New Release: Glad I Met You

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

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

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

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

  • New Stuff - Sneak Peek

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Here we go with the 2nd book giveaway! Thanks for all who have entered. We'll start the next giveaway in a few days so stay tuned. We are using Twitter for these and the hastag #AOPBG You can see all of the entries here: https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23AOPBG&src=typd
  • Richard Avedon :: Dovima with Elephants

    15 Nov 2014 | 6:33 pm
    In this video we're going to do another one photo deep dive and discuss Richard Avedon's seminal 1955 image, Dovima with Elephants. This is an extremely significant image shot by a young, 32 year old Richard Avedon who was tearing up the fashion photography scene. It was made for Christian Doir's 1955 Autumn/Winter catalog and featured the first evening gown designed by Doir's 19 year old assistant, Yves Saint-Laurent. In this video, we'll break down the composition, metaphor and series of contrasts that make this image one of the great fashion pictures of the 1950's.
  • New Stuff - Sneak Peek

    13 Nov 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Vlog episode today! Hope everyone has had a great week. I want to talk about some new stuff I'm working on for the show. The AOP Book Giveaways have been hugely successful so special thanks to everyone who has participated! If you want to see the work people are doing check out the latest Book Giveaway episode! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPVs70dNBAw&list=UU7T8roVtC_3afWKTOGtLlBA I'll be in Los Angeles next week for a meeting with YouTube at YouTube Space Los Angeles. I'll be posting video while I'm on the trip, but if you haven't seen it - there's a great walk through video that…
  • Robert Capa

    10 Nov 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Robert Capa was born Endre Friedmann in 1913. Growing up in Budapest, he realized that the war-torn Hungary offered no future. He left home at the age of 18. He went on to establish himself as one of the most famous photojournalists and war photographers of the 20th century. He photographed the Spanish Civil War and most of World War II in Italy, culminating in the historic battle at Omaha on D-Day. http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/robert-capa http://twitter.com/tedforbes http://pinterest.com/tedforbes/ ================ This episode is sponsored by Audible.com To download this audiobook…
  • Robert Doisneau

    8 Nov 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Robert Doisneau was a French photographer largely responsible for the classic era of European photojournalism along with his colleague Henri-Cartier Bresson. He made some incredibly iconic images from the 1930s to the 1950's including his famous "Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall)". Raised with formal art training, Doisneau worked as a successful photographer for publications including LIFE magazine and was an early Magnum Associate. http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/robert-doisneau http://twitter.com/tedforbes http://pinterest.com/tedforbes/robert-doisneau…
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    Photography Business Insights & Tips

  • Computers Can Caption Your Photos (Sort of) | I Love Photography | Ep. 40 | Nov 21, 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:36 pm
    A plus-sized model is featured in the 2015 Pirelli calendar, Bieke Depoorter crashes your house for a night and takes beautiful portraits, and the tallest and shortest man in the world get together for a portrait. It must be Friday because this is I Love Photography Live! Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Download the episode 7 feet of snow and counting Mike Hollingshead’s Cinemagraphs of storm cells Lisa Leone’s photos of hip hop artists before they were stars Bieke Depoorter crashed in strangers’ houses Petra…
  • Selects #25: Comfort Food

    Sarah Jacobs
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:36 pm
    We began drooling the minute submissions started rolling in via our Selects #25 Lattice board for this week’s theme “comfort food.” We loved seeing so such variations on a theme: from dumplings, to crab cakes, to masala dosa, this was definitely a fun one to curate. Feast your eyes on our top picks, here. Photo by Wendy Schreier Next up for Selects #26, we’re looking for images to fit the “festival of lights” theme. As we enter the winter season and the natural sunlight goes earlier in the day – we instinctively turn to other forms of light to…
  • How the Evolution of E-commerce Photography Sells More Stuff

    Allen Murabayashi
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    In the world of online fashion, there are typically two main buckets of image assets: 1) e-commerce, and 2) marketing. The marketing assets are the editorial/lifestyle images that might accompany a main feature or online magazine. Here’s an example from Ralph Lauren. Heavily styled, and often environmental in nature, the marketing photo often conveys aspects of the brand identity. Contrast that to the typical e-commerce photo which typically features a standard set of poses and angles. Here’s one from J. Crew. A frontal, profile and back-facing shot are the typical set of images…
  • The Fastest SD & CF Cards for the Canon 5D Mark III

    Allen Murabayashi
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    This is a part of our SD/CF/XQD Database. The data in the table below tracks the time (in seconds) it took to write 20 RAW and 20 Fine Large JPG to the memory card. Timing commenced when the camera’s card status light illuminated, and stopped when the light went out. Each test cycle was performed three times, and the average is presented. Lower numbers are better. The figure in the Burst column represents how many RAW photos the camera and card take in 30 seconds. Higher numbers are better. Prior to each test, all cards were formatted within the camera. The same scene was photographed…
  • The Consequences of Working for Free

    Allen Murabayashi
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    More than a few articles have been written on the detrimental effects of working for free in the photo industry. Unsurprisingly, the same issue has raged on for years in the writing community. But I didn’t expect to see the issue percolate in my Facebook feed in relation to the circus industry. The circus industry? Yes. My diverse group of online friends (some of whom I’ve actually met irl) happen to include a few talented acrobats and aerialists. You know, the type of people who might work in a circus (or as Austin Powers says, “carnies”). And there it was, an article from…
 
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    Alphatracks

  • Sanex Hot-Shoe adapter: give your Sony NEX 5n a hot-shoe!

    Tom Bonner
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:34 am
    Sanex Hot-Shoe in place on the NEX 5n. Now we’re ready for off-camera flash! This time around, we’ll be looking at the Fotasy Sanex hot-shoe adapter for the Sony NEX-5n and other NEX models which Sony “forgot” to equip with a provision for a hot-shoe. If you missed my last post, I became interested in Kristen Dowling’s high ISO flash technique. I wanted to use my NEX 5n as a test vehicle, because it has the best high ISO performance of the various cameras I own. In order to shoot with off camera flash, I needed an add-on hot shoe that would fit the NEX 5n…
  • Sony NEX 5n: high ISO, off-camera flash photography

    Tom Bonner
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    NEX-5n ready to shoot with a twenty-five year old Minolta 4000AF flash unit, This combination allows me to shoot with a new technique: high-ISO flash photography. “There is no way to use off-camera flash with the NEX cameras!” That was literally the very first thing that came to my mind when I saw the original NEX mirrorless cameras. There was no sync port and there was no hot-shoe. Sony did include a small auxiliary toy flash unit that could be attached to the camera. But there was no way to trigger off-camera flash. Several years have passed, and Sony has dramatically improved the…
  • Shooting after Dark at Bit of Hope Ranch’s “Hooftober”

    Tom Bonner
    30 Oct 2013 | 4:33 pm
    My latest assignment was shooting the Hooftober event at Bit of Hope Ranch I just completed shooting the Hooftober event at Bit of Hope Ranch. This was a complex event, in part because I was asked to shoot both stills and video. It also required shooting a reader’s theater on stage, as well as numerous spooky attractions along the miles of trails at the ranch. Because the theme was the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, almost everything needed to be shot in the dark. About Bit Of Hope Ranch Bit of Hope Ranch is a horse therapy organization which is aimed at helping “at risk” children…
  • Sony Alpha A7 and A7R: Full-Frame Game Changers

    Tom Bonner
    16 Oct 2013 | 12:43 pm
    The Alpha A7 is one of two full-frame mirrorless cameras Sony will be introducing this December. The 24mp, 35mm sensor size camera will be available witht a new full-frame 28-70mm E-mount . If there was any doubt that Sony is the most innovative camera maker, the newly announced Alpha A7 and Alpha A7R prove that the Sony camera engineers are at the top of their game. To no one’s great surprise, Sony has announced two full-frame, E-Mount cameras. Until now, all of Sony’s E-mount cameras relied on APS-C size sensors. The new Alpha A7 will feature a 24.3 megapixel, Exmor® CMOS…
  • Cowboy Studio Flash Triggers for the Sony Alpha

    Tom Bonner
    19 Mar 2013 | 6:00 am
    After waiting for Sony to offer a radio wireless flash trigger for the auto lock style hot shoe, I found a Cowboy Studio trigger/receiver set up that works with the auto lock shoe. I’ve been testing a set of Cowboy Studio Wireless Flash triggers on my Sony Alpha with the Minolta/Sony Auto-Lock hot shoe. I am fairly happy with these inexpensive radio triggers, especially since I don’t have to mess with a hot shoe adapter. With the A99, NEX-6, A-58 and other new models, Sony has embraced the new Multi-interface hot-shoe design. This is essentially the same hot-shoe used by other…
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  • HK #1

    djn1@chromasia.com
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:08 am
    Here's another shot from my recent trip to Hong Kong, taken somewhere near Lyndhurst Terrace in the southern Central district of the city. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 1.07pm on 17/11/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 10mm f/11.0 1/90 aperture priority +0.0 average 200 no RAW Iridient Developer Photoshop CC (2014) none no
  • dress sense

    djn1@chromasia.com
    16 Nov 2014 | 2:51 am
    A quick snap taken during the opening ceremony of the TTL[HK] event I've been teaching at this weekend. This was also taken with the new Fujifilm 50-140mm f/2.8, which is fast turning into one of my favourite lenses - it's very sharp. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 1.53pm on 14/11/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR 140mm f/2.8 1/90 manual n/a average 400 no RAW Capture One Photoshop CC (2014) none 16x9
  • not quite a gursky

    djn1@chromasia.com
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:12 am
    Shot from the terrace of The One in Hong Kong. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 9.18pm on 14/11/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR 91mm f/5.6 3.1s manual n/a average 200 no RAW Capture One Photoshop CC (2014) none minor
  • Rhowan Phoenix

    djn1@chromasia.com
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:34 am
    Despite her being under the weather I managed to convince Rhowan to spend some time letting me photograph her with my latest Fujifilm lens, the XF 50-140mm f/2.8. As you can see, it's not half bad :) If you'd be interested in seeing a high-res version you can do so here: chromasia.com/blog/images/50_140/rhowan_phoenix.jpg capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 9.18pm on 20/9/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR 140mm f/4.0 1/180 manual n/a average 200 2 x Catcus…
  • November lights

    djn1@chromasia.com
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:09 pm
    It's been far too long since I've blogged anything so here's one of the first shots with the latest addition to Fujifilm's lens range, the XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR. I'll write a blog post about the lens at some point over the next week or so, but my first impression is that this is a stunningly good lens. More to follow. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 9.18pm on 20/9/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR 140mm f/2.8 1/3300 aperture priority +0.7 average…
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    The New Camera

  • Canon 5D Mark IV Coming on 17 March 2015

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    According to famous photographer and veteran blogger kenrockwell the Canon will announce Canon 5D Mark IV on March 17, 2015 and shipping will start from April 2015, …If we look at the history the EOS 5D Mark II, it was announced on 2 March 2012… take a look at the snapshot of page below Snapshot captured Continue reading Canon 5D Mark IV Coming on 17 March 2015Related Posts:Canon 5D Mark IV and One More Pro – DSLR Coming on CP+Canon Upcoming Cameras 2015Canon 1DX Mark II Coming on 2015Canon Testing New Fullframe DSLRCanon 5D Mark 4K – Next 5D Series Camera to feature…
  • Sony 24-70mm and16-35mm A-mount Lenses Coming in 2015

    admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    With the announcement Sony A7 II camera, Sony also announced the development announcement of Vario-Sonnar T * 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Lens and Vario-Sonnar T * 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II Lens, according to the specification we have both the lenses will feature improved AF speed and weather sealed design, we have no doubt on Continue reading Sony 24-70mm and16-35mm A-mount Lenses Coming in 2015Related Posts:Sony A7 and A7R Recommended LensesSony BIG Announcement on Jan-Feb 2015 and more updatesSony Photokina 2014 Announcement Round-upSony NEX A7000 Coming in 2015Sony Announcements In August And…
  • Sony A7 II Sample Images

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Sony A7 II is just announced by Sony [see the full announcement article here], the Sony A7 II packs 30% faster AF speed and 40% less II start-up time so u never miss a a shot… the image below are captured by the Sony A7 II camera by various lenses combination…gallery link at the end…
  • Sony A7 II Camera Announced – Press Release, Videos and Full Specification

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    Sony A77 II camera finally announced in Japan, the camera comes with built in 5-axis image stabilization system, but the sensor remains same as of Sony A7 and hence the AF points also remains same, due to the implementation of new AF algorithm the AF lock time reduce to 30%, the start-up time is also reduced Continue reading Sony A7 II Camera Announced – Press Release, Videos and Full SpecificationRelated Posts:Sony A7 II vs Sony A7Sony A77 II vs Sony A77Sony A7 II Full Specification LeakedSony Medium Format Leaked Specification – Fake OR…Sony RX100 M3 Coming on May 15,…
  • Sony A7 II vs Sony A7

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Sony A7 II finally announced by Sony today, the new Sony A7 II comes with Sony home grown 5 axis image stabilization system, the camera also features improved firmware and auto-focus algorithm that minimizes the start-up time by 40% and improves the AF speed by 30%, now take a look at the major specification difference Continue reading Sony A7 II vs Sony A7Related Posts:Sony A7 II Full Specification LeakedSony A7s Leaked SpecificationSony A79 Specification RumorSony NEX Full Frame Camera Specification [Rumor]Sony A77 MII Leaked Specification
 
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    PHOTO CONTEST INFORMATION

  • Win PortraitPro Studio 12 Software – Free to Enter

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Participate in the ongoing contest at thenewcamera.com, you can upload your images at Flickr group or send us via email if you don’t have a flickr account, please upload your images under #portrait , #HDR , #landscape , #anythinggoes , #newcamera , #blackandwhite and #wedding Eligibility: Worldwide Entry Fee Free to Enter Categories to enter […]
  • HUMANITY PHOTO AWARDS 2015

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Humanity Photo Awards (HPA)is a bennial photo contest and has been held for 8 sessions.It focuses on folklore cultures, including Portrait & Costume, Architecture, Living Custom, Production & Commerce, Festivities, Traditional Rites. What makes it unique is that it has the following five features: 1. It is the only photo contest devoted to folklore cultures […]
  • Show Off Your Forest Photo Contest 2014

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:30 pm
    The protective role of forests, and how, in turn, we can protect them, is the central theme of the second edition of Show Off Your Forest photography contest. The 2014 edition looks at two categories: 1.Mobile: Photo taken with a mobile phone or tablet camera. 2.Camera: Photo taken with a digital camera. Eligibility – 18* […]
  • WYNG Masters Award Call for Entries 2014 – 2015

    admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:29 pm
    The WMA Commission invites entries for proposals from artists and photographers from both Hong Kong and the international community, to create new photo-based work in Hong Kong, focusing on the theme of WASTE. Project proposals must contextually relate to both the theme WASTE and to HONG KONG, an urban centre of 7.2 million inhabitants. A […]
  • Seasonal Change Photography Competition 2014

    admin
    15 Nov 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Seasonal Change Photography Competition. Whether it be rain, sun, wind or thunderstorms, we are looking for the best visual interpretations of the seasons on our planet. Eligibility Worldwide Entry: Free Entry Prize Enter three images into this competition free of charge – if you would like to enter additional images you may do so for […]
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    Montana Smith Photo Blog

  • Introduction to Montana Smith Photo Blog

    Montana
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    They say good things do not last long, but one of the best things in my life has sure lasted for more than 10 years now. So yeah, my name is Montana Smith and I was only 15 years old when a cute little present from my father, in the form of a classic Nikon camera changed my life inexplicably. Some people take tens of years to find what their real (professional) passion is, some others never actually find it – luckily, it only took me halfway through my teens to know what I actually wanted to do in life, though I was naturally sceptic at first due to my young age. Having been raised in…
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    van der Valk Photography » Blog

  • Izzy the Welsh Terrier

    admin
    7 Nov 2014 | 2:43 pm
    We welcomed a new addition to our family this morning, straight from the flat lands of Saskatchewan. A few months ago our beloved little furry friend, Pork Chop, passed away after 17 wonderful years with us. I didn’t think we’d pick up the pieces this fast but our hearts are truly with dogs and having them around. Losing Pork Chop was and is still very difficult but he had a long a wonderful life, something we are proud to have been able to share with him. We felt it was time and we just love Terrier’s so much. We discussed Jack Russell Terriers, like Pork Chop and Casey…
  • Steve and Katie Mini Photo Session

    admin
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Steve and his daughter Katie wanted a dad-daughter session at the property and surrounding area Katie grew up on. There were a few key locations that meant a lot to Steve and we mimicked some photos that were taken a when Katie was just a little girl. Leaving my house it was bright, sunny and gorgeous. 5 miles East it was pea soup fog. That is Sooke weather for you! We decided that we would rock it and rock it we did. Our first stop was Goodridge Peninsula. This next shot I absolutely love and is my favourite taken during this session. There is something so calm and beautiful about it. Almost…
  • RCM-SAR Station 37 Photo Session

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Yesterday morning I went down to the public boat launch in Sooke where RCM-SAR Station 37 Sooke keep their boat house and vessels and did a mini shoot with crewmembers that were preparing to head out for some on-water training. I brought down with me a single speed light and stand as well as my ultra wide angle lens. I had a few images in my head that I wanted to do and I’m happy with the result of this shoot, to which I will be shooting more in the near future. The first photo was taken down at their boat house and standing with Sooke Harbour in the background. Speed light was about…
  • Mandi + Rick Family Mini Photo Session

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Thanksgiving Monday I got together with this beautiful family again. I took their pictures for them 2 or 3 years ago down at Whiffen Spit where we had another awesome session. This time the girls are much older, as am I, except Mandi of course.. she looks exactly the same. Phew.. that was close. We met in the parking lot of William Simmons Park in Otter Point, a beautiful little park where I took photos of Tim + Marg a month earlier. It’s a great location for a mini-session and a mini-session is just what we did. There is a little path to get to the small apple orchard and this gave us…
  • Amanda + Scott Engagement Photos in East Sooke

    admin
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    Sometimes you wonder if things were meant to be, and then when it happens, you realize that it all came together perfectl, maybe not easily, but that is the case with Amanda and Scott. Amanda contacted me a couple of weeks ago via email saying they were in town for Thanksgiving weekend to visit their family and wanted to know if I had any availability to shoot their engagement photos. I actually had an appointment cancelled a couple days before I received her email so the timing was perfect. We arranged to get together on Saturday of the long weekend and the weather looked good. It even…
 
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  • Getting photos organized into date specific folders.

    Scott
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    It’s difficult dealing with a large number of photos. Over the years I have accumulated a lot and I’ve also deleted a lot. Though I’m sure not as much as some people, right now I have around 1.25TB. Before I go into more specific details about my personal quest to get things organized and backed up to some degree, I wanted to mention the main purpose of this article. To … Continue reading →
  • RedBull Battlegrounds Detroit 2014

    Scott
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Two friends and I recently attended a gaming tournament that centered around the game StarCraft II. We were only able to attend that Saturday and Sunday, driving all the way from Illinois. StarCraft II is a real-time strategy game that is popular in the professional gaming scene. This is the first gaming tournament I’ve been to and I feel it was worth the trip to try something new and just … Continue reading →
  • Anime Central 2014 Photos (ACEN)

    Scott
    22 May 2014 | 10:45 pm
    I was able to attend Anime Central on the 16th and 17th. Most of my time spent was with private photo sessions, but I did take some hallway cosplay photos when I had free time. General Gallery Lolita Fashion Show Gallery Photo Session Favorites Gallery Facebook General Gallery Facebook Lolita Fashion Show Gallery Facebook Photo Session Favorites Gallery Gallery Site General Gallery Site Lolita Fashion Show Gallery Site Photo Session … Continue reading →
  • My Photoshop tips when editing cosplay photos.

    Scott
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    Though I’ve used Photoshop in some fashion since the early 2000s, I’m always learning or re-learning things about it. To improve the speed of editing, there are a few things that make a big difference. I’ve been trying to incorporate the keyboard more into the editing process because it does speed up editing a lot. – Holding the space bar down will allow you to drag around the photo while … Continue reading →
  • Anime Milwaukee 2014 Photos

    Scott
    16 Feb 2014 | 8:21 am
    I was around Anime Milwaukee on Saturday the 15th for a few hours. I didn’t have plans to attend, but on a whim, I was able to attend with a few friends that had planned on going. Check out the photos below. Main gallery page Facebook gallery (Tagging is possible after you “like” the page) As for equipment, I used the D600 and 50mm f1.8 lens exclusively. I had brought … Continue reading →
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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • Le bilan, après 5 jours au Salon de la Photo

    Celine Manceron
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:59 am
    Depuis Lundi soir, le Salon de la Photo a fermé ses portes. Certains sont d’ailleurs déjà sur le festival de Montier en Der… Quel rythme cette année pour les exposants Mais revenons au Salon de la Photo. Il est maintenant l’heure de faire le bilan. Le Salon de la Photo, pour nous, c’est 5 jours de rencontres, d’échanges, de conférences, de fous rires… L’agora du net, c’est, cette année, un nouveau site : Dans Ta Cuve, représenté par pas moins de 4 membres ! Et on peut dire, qu’ils étaient motivés nos fans d’argentique…
  • Les photos exposées au Salon de la Photo 2014

    Celine Manceron
    4 Nov 2014 | 12:43 am
    Dans 10 jours, les portes du Salon de la Photo ouvre ses portes. Et il est temps enfin, de vous présenter les grands gagnants de notre concours photo ! Dans le précédents articles, je vous présentais une liste de 17 photos (oui désolé, pas 18) préselectionnées pour le Salon de la Photo. Vous avez été très très nombreux à soutenir vos photos préférées et vos photographes préférés ! Et maintenant, je vous présente le choix final ! Ces photos sont déjà envoyées à l’impression chez  Art Photo Lab et imprimées sur Dibond. Les impressions vont être magnifiques !
  • Salon de la Photo – La première sélection

    Celine Manceron
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:57 am
    Nous avons reçu beaucoup, beaucoup et beaucoup de participations et de photos pour le Salon de la Photo ! Et du coup, il a été très difficile de faire un premier choix… Ce n’est pas 15 mais 18 photos que je vous propose donc aujourd’hui ! Voici donc les 18 photos présélectionnées pour le Salon de la Photo. Encouragez vos photos préférées ! Et rendez vous la semaine prochaine pour vous présenter les photos exposées au Salon de la Photo ! Ces photos seront imprimées sur un Dibond et par Art Photo Lab.  PS : attention : les photos sont présentées dans un ordre…
  • Salon de la photo – Concours photo

    Celine Manceron
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    A l’occasion du Salon de la Photo 2014, je vous propose tout comme l’an dernier, un concours photo. Pour la troisième année consécutive, Photopassion fait parti de l’Agora du net. Ce stand vous est consacré, à travers des conférences et des rencontres. Le planning vous sera bientôt dévoilé d’ailleurs Mais c’est aussi l’occasion de mettre à l’honneur vos photos à travers une exposition photo. Chacun des sites exposera 5 photos pendant les 5 jours du salon. Par ailleurs, on a la chance d’avoir comme partenaire, Art Photo Lab pour les…
  • Oser passer à la vidéo – 4 vidéos de formation gratuites !

    Celine Manceron
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:18 am
    Ce n’est pas la première fois qu’on parle de vidéo ici ! Bien au contraire. Depuis l’arrivée de cette fonctionnalité sur les réflex, nous sommes de plus en plus de photographes à tester cette nouvelle option et à l’adopter ! Et même, cette fonctionnalité est de plus en plus mise en avant (il n’y a qu’à regarder le menu et les specifications du Nikon D750 qui vient de sortir aujourd’hui ou du Canon 5D MIII). Cependant, ce n’est pas toujours facile d’oser passer à la vidéo. Les règles (comme la règle des tiers) existent en…
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    Stay Focused

  • PhotoPlus Expo 2014

    Arnie Lee
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:32 pm
    When October comes around, I usually journey back to the stomping grounds of my youth, New York City. I’m always anxious to attend the PhotoPlus Expo at Jacob Javits Center. This year it was held from October 30th through November 1st. More than 21,000 professional and enthusiasts flocked to Javits to see this year’s expo. on floor seminar from Sony on floor seminar from Canon PhotoPlus combines photo education classes and a large exposition. There are about 80 classes and seminars covering diverse topics such as techniques for posing, lighting, composition, movie making, sound…
  • This Morning’s Western Sky

    admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
      Mother Nature often stages wondrous events for us to see. One of these arrived today. Those of us who arose early on this crisp Michigan morning had a perfectly clear sky to witness a full lunar eclipse. I peeked out my bedroom window and against a dark, black backdrop viewed a single bright orb slowly become a silhouette behind the earth’s shadow. To get an better look, free of trees and leaves, I headed to my office a few blocks away to take in the magic show from an unobstructed balcony. Once there, I grabbed a camera, a long lens and a tripod. Here’s the lovely scene…
  • Am I Equipped Right?

    Arnie Lee
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Like many other dedicated photographers, I’ve somehow accumulated a sizable stash of photo equipment over the years. I’ve also gained a lot of experience knowing what equipment I’ll need for a particular type of shooting. My last two assignments were a combination of travel and outdoor shoots. My aging back and wobbly knees beg me to travel as lightly as possible for two reasons: a) to minimize the size and weight of the load that I carry and b) to reduce the amount of time I need to get ready for any given shot. Since I don’t like carrying camera bags or backpacks, I…
  • What a View

    Arnie Lee
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Wide Angle to the Extreme It’s eye-catching when I see a photo that “bends” the horizon. This bend comes from the camera’s lens. Use a very wide angle lens and you’ll see the curved “barrel” distortion on the images. One well-known type of wide angle lenses is the fisheye. These lenses typically have a field of view approaching 180 degrees – allowing you to capture the entire scene in front of the camera. Until recently, fisheye lenses were expensive. I have one that cost well over $1500. But when I was looking for an ultra-wide angle for my…
  • The Sony A6000 Mirrorless

    Arnie Lee
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    My 6300-Mile Field Test On our recent vacation, my camera of choice was Sony’s newest mirrorless camera. While I also brought a much larger Nikon D700 conventional DSLR, I relied mostly on the the Sony A6000. As a comparison, I captured about 150 images with the Nikon D700 and more than a thousand images with the Sony A6000. My setup was the A6000 coupled with Sony’s 18-200mm lens. This combination is lightweight and compact, produces quality images and just happens to fit beneath the driver’s seat for fast, convenient access. Hopefully, the following photographic sampler…
 
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    Florida Wedding Photographer

  • Wedding Reception Table Details

    Linsey Kelsey
    8 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    The post Wedding Reception Table Details appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Fort Myers Beach Engagement Photography

    Linsey Kelsey
    8 Nov 2014 | 11:49 am
    We recieved a wonderful review from Sam… The post Fort Myers Beach Engagement Photography appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Naples Beach Wedding

    admin
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:20 pm
    The post Naples Beach Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Florida Summer Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Sunflowers at sunset. Rod and Michaela tie the knot on one of Sanibel’s most beautiful destinations. The newly renovated Island Inn beachfront resort rest on 10 acres and has that old Florida charm. The ceremony setting was decorated with bright yellow sunflowers and purple signs and ribbon. The aisle was lined with hand-painted signs (by the groom) with sweet messages and quotes that made everyone smile. “I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything” – F. Scott Fitzgerald     “I married my best friend on July 19 at sunset on the…
  • Rachel + Phil | Sanibel Beach Wedding

    admin
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:14 pm
            “My husband and I were recently married in Sanibel Island, FL. Our wedding planner had recommended Scott Kelsey Photography for our wedding day. Since we are not from the area, we didn’t have the opportunity to get to meet the photographer in person, so we had to trust our wedding planner. I also visited Scott Kelsey’s website ahead of time, and immediately, any worries I had were put to rest. I could see that they did beautiful work with their photography!On our wedding day, both Scott and his wife Linsey were our photographers. Linsey came to…
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    The Creative's Corner

  • How to survive as a professional photographer

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Times have never been harder for professional photographers. They are being attacked on several fronts. The main assault is from: Camera manufacturers – They are making better camera bodies, with more bells and whistles, cheaper every day. I just wish they would make the pro-lenses less expensive. Digital – When an industry goes digital it get eviscerated. Look at the record, movie and TV industries. They still don’t know how to make money on the digital frontier. Amateurs – Those wonderfully talented photographers that shoot for fun. They don’t care if you pay…
  • How To Take Photographs On A Windy Day

    admin
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Most of my photography is done outdoors, and living in Arizona gives me some great shooting opportunities. However, northern Arizona has one drawback, wind. It’s windy here, a lot. I went out to shoot aspens changing color recently in the Flagstaff area, but when I arrived there were constant 40 MPH winds with 50 MPH gusts. The leaves were really dancing, which is not what I wanted. I’m used to this in northern Arizona. I don’t like it, but I’m used to it. I’ve checked webcams on the afternoon before going to shoot changing colors, and everything was beautiful.
  • Get November’s Computer Wallpaper

    admin
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:45 pm
    My November wallpaper is ready for you. Do you see the balancing boulder? I first spotted this several years ago in Sedona, and whenever I go by I’m glad to see that it’s still there. I just hope I’m there to photograph it when it goes. Get your copy at http://www.JeffColburn.com/ Have Fun, Jeff
  • Decorating With Photographs – Selecting Colors To Set A Mood

    admin
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:13 pm
    If you are in charge of selecting photographs to decorate your home or business, there are several things to consider about the photographs. These include: Size Mounting – Frame, glass or no glass, adhered on a sheet of clear acrylic, on metal or canvas, etc. Subject matter Dominant colors Selecting photographs with subjects that match the theme you want to create is important, but pay attention to the dominant colors too. Is there a big section of sky? Is that sky a mid-day blue or sunset red and orange? Do you have underwater photographs that have a blue tinge or winter scenes with…
  • Fall Colors Across The Country

    admin
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Fall colors have arrived in many places, and are spreading across the country. Reds, yellows, oranges and other colors are popping up everywhere, so grab your camera and take some great photographs of Mother Nature’s big show. To help you get the most out of your shooting, I’ve updated my annual list of links about Fall colors and where to find them. Since I live in Arizona, I’ve put together a special section for my state. As you go to these sites, you will often find many links to other sites. You could easily spend an entire day following link after link, or just go to the…
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • The Power of Diagonals

    Michael Frye
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Half Dome at sunset from Tunnel View, Yosemite. The dramatic light might grab your attention here, but the interlocking diagonal lines create a cohesive design and a sense of energy.   One of the keys to learning composition is to think abstractly. As Ian Plant says in his excellent ebook about composition, Visual Flow, “Learning to think abstractly about visual elements is the single most important thing you can do to improve your compositional skills.” The less you think about the subject, and the more you think about the underlying abstract design – the lines, shapes, and…
  • Exposure eBook on Sale!

    Michael Frye
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:33 pm
    I know many of you have already purchased my ebook Exposure for Outdoor Photography, which I greatly appreciate – thank you so much! If you don’t own this ebook yet, now is your chance to get a copy at a great price, because Craft & Vision has just put it on sale. Until midnight on Tuesday, November 18th, the book is half price – only $2.50! No discount code is required. In this ebook I start with a comprehensive discussion of exposure fundamentals like shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and reading histograms, then go deeper by taking you through ten practical, real-life examples…
  • Knowing What to Look For

    Michael Frye
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Aspens in fog near Ridgway, CO   Claudia and I have been busy since our trip to Colorado in early October, so I haven’t had a chance to post more images from our travels until now. But maybe that’s a good thing, as that time has given me a chance to reflect on the journey. It had been a dream of mine to photograph the autumn aspen display in Colorado, and it more than lived up to my expectations. Colorado veterans said it was the best fall there in many years, and it certainly looked good to us. The sheer number of aspens covering the hillsides was astonishing. The problem was that I…
  • Yosemite Valley Fall Color

    Michael Frye
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Big-leaf maples along the Merced River, yesterday afternoonYesterday afternoon Claudia and I drove up to Yosemite Valley to check out the fall color. We photographed the oaks in El Cap Meadow, then walked along a stretch of the Merced River that I hadn’t explored in depth before – imagine that! But conditions were right, with maples and cottonwoods adding lots of yellow color to the riverbanks. I’ve included a few photographs from yesterday above and below. Overall the color in the valley was quite nice. The big-leaf maples have held on longer than I expected, and at least 70%…
  • First Storm

    Michael Frye
    2 Nov 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Half Dome and clouds reflected in the Merced River, Saturday afternoon It was good to hear the rain drumming on the roof Friday night. We’ve seen occasional showers during the summer and fall, but Friday brought the first significant storm of the winter rainy season, dropping over an inch of rain in Yosemite Valley, and over a foot of snow in the high country. Everyone in California is hoping for many more storms like this over the next six months. The storm started to clear around midday on Saturday, so Claudia and I drove up to Yosemite Valley that afternoon. It turned out to be a…
 
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    Photography Bay

  • Reader Photos Roundup: November 23, 2014

    Eric Reagan
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:22 pm
    It’s time for our weekly break from the gear for a few minutes so we can enjoy another round of reader photos from the Photography Bay Flickr Group. Check out the rest of the photos below. You can mouse over any photo for title and photographer names. Additionally, clicking on the photos will take you to its Flickr page where you can read more about the shot, leave a compliment or connect with the photographer. As always, thanks for being a part of Photography Bay and sharing your work with the rest of us. If you missed out on this round of reader photos, feel free to join in on the fun and…
  • Canon USA Refurbished DSLR & Lenses Black Friday Deals

    Eric Reagan
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Canon USA has several DSLR bodies and lenses available with up to 40% off regular refurbished gear prices for its Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale, which ends December 1. Check them all out below. Canon Refurbished DSLRs EOS 6D Body – now $1367.28 EOS 7D Body – now $1079.28 EOS 7D EF-S 18-135mm Lens Kit – now $1295.28 EOS 60D Body – now $431.99 EOS 60D EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens Kit – now $575.52 EOS T5i 18-55mm STM Lens Kit – now $509.99 EOS T5i 18-135mm STM Lens Kit – now $629.40 EOS Rebel SL1 Body – now $359.99 EOS Rebel SL1 18-55mm STM Lens Kit…
  • mCAM for iPhone 6 Plus adds Traditional Camera Feel to Apple’s Flagship Phone

    Eric Reagan
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Action Life Media has released its mCAM for the iPhone 6 Plus. The mCAM camera body features an aluminum body with a more traditional camera grip and offers 37mm wide angle/macro combo lens, along with a tripod and accessory mount and a 180° external mic. The mCAM for iPhone 6 Plus runs $39.95 and is available direct from Action Life Media’s website. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: iPhone SLR Mount for Canon & Nikon Lenses Manfrotto KLYP for iPhone 4 & 4S Optrix Waterproof Case Adds Serious Action…
  • Adorama Announces VU and MeFoto Filters

    Eric Reagan
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    New MeFoto Filters Adorama has announced two new filter lines, the VU brand with two levels of quality and price for a range of filter options, and another line under the popular MeFoto brand. Both filter lines offer a variety of filter types, such as UV, ND and polarizing filters. Check them out at Adorama at the following links: VU filters MeFoto filters Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: MeFOTO RoadTrip Tripod for $149 – Deal Alert New Benro MeFOTO Travel Tripod Kit Tiffen 77mm & 82mm Variable ND Filters…
  • Fuji X100T Now Shipping

    Eric Reagan
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Amazon has the new Fuji X100T in stock and now shipping. Check it out here on Amazon.com. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Fuji X100T Leaked in David Hobby’s Flickr Stream? Fuji X100T Leaks Out Fuji X100T Officially Unveiled
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    Newscom FocalPoint

  • Athlete in Focus: Mark Sanchez

    Ty Cobb
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    Philadelphia Eagles’ Mark Sanchez throws the football past Carolina Panthers’ Kawann Short during the first quarter on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Yong Kim/MCT/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: krtphotoslive703341 In his time as the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez has already seen the best and the worst in only a few short weeks. From riding high after a big win on Monday night to a beat down at Lambeau Field that had some fans ready to write Sanchez off again. Coach Chip Kelly was not so quick to place the blame on…
  • Politics in Pictures: Loretta Lynch

    Annabelle Quinn
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:33 pm
    With United States Attorney General Eric Holder looking on from left, U.S. President Barack Obama, center, announces his nomination of Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn, New York, right, to become the next attorney general during an announcement in the Roosevelt Room of the West Wing of the White House in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Pete Marovich/CNP/AdMedia/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: admphotostwo092747 Loretta Lynch was introduced the American public two weeks ago when the President nominated her for Attorney General to…
  • Pictures of the Week: Inuit Culture

    Olivia Morley
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    Building an igloo on the northpole. Ton Koene / VWPics/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: dbcstock121795 Visual&Written was founded by brothers Nano and Kike Calvo. The brothers’ work is world-renowned and has been featured in a wide variety of publications, including National Geographic, The Guardian, and the Wall Street Journal. Visual&Written’s collection is filled with vivid images of wildlife and nature. Additionally, the Calvo brothers’ work often captures the most revealing images of faraway cultures. Visual&Written ventured to the North Pole to…
  • Celebrity Picture Profile: Jessica Brown Findlay

    Annabelle Quinn
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:29 pm
    London, England, United Kingdom – JESSICA BROWN FINDLAY attends the ‘Winter’s Tale’ premiere at the Odeon Cinema. Mike Raison/ZUMA Press/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: zumaamericasten248758 She was one of the break out stars of the popular British drama Downton Abbey. Since leaving behind the show and cast members like Michelle Dockery and Laura Carmichael, Jessica Brown Findlay has been making a name for herself in Hollywood with films that are putting her on everybody’s radar. Along with starring opposite Russel Crowe in this past year’s…
  • Hot Topics: Winter Storm, Mike Nichols, and Uber Trouble

    Andrea Edmunds Rice
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:53 am
    Storm clouds and snow blows off Lake Erie in Buffalo, New York, November 18, 2014. An autumn blizzard dumped a year’s worth of snow in three days on Western New York state, where five people died and residents, some stranded overnight in cars, braced for another pummeling expected later on Wednesday. Picture taken November 18, 2014. LINDSAY DEDARIO/REUTERS/Newscom. License this from Newscom.com: rtrlsix750489 Buffalo, New York is trying to dig out from a massive winter storm before more bad weather hits. Famed director and husband of Diane Sawyer, Mike Nichols, passed away suddenly last…
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • The difference is what’s missing

    pmelcher
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    The difference is what’s missing. In fact, it is only when a photograph does not show it all that it begins to become powerful and potent. Why ? because it forcefully demands viewer... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • A YPA Gala full of Magic

    pmelcher
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    Books and photography have a long-lasting love story. While maybe the empire of the written world, books have always welcomed images as their most supportive partner. It is not a coincidence :... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
 
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • I HAVE to Be Here!

    Moose
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:06 pm
    What’s your excuse?!
  • K&M Air Adventures ’15

    Moose
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    We are extremely excited to announce K&M Air Adventure for 2015. We are incredibly excited to have access to the amazing aircraft and facilities at Minot, ND. We have a minimum of six warbirds, B-25, Zero, Corsair, Warhawk just to mention a few and some gorgeous antiques like a Waco. And we’re going to be there twice in 2015! It’s limited to 6 shooters, price is $1695 with air to air being extra and the price based on the package you select (starting at $800). The weekend includes ground school, static shooting, night shooting with prop turning, bombers, fighters, biplanes and…
  • Back with the Eagles

    Moose
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    The Eagles of Haines or Chilkat River are legendary! I’ve known about them long before I was even a photographer. It was once the place only the brave traveled, it remoteness and severity in weather made it a locale few ventured to. That changed and now it is a destination for many wildlife photographers from around the world. A loyal group of K&M folk asked Kevin & I 18 months ago to bring them up here. We’d never been here but were more than up for the adventure, so here we are! But the eagles, well … You need two important elements to get the legendary show the…
  • The Road to Haines

    Moose
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Well, three days later as we made it to Haines, AK. Started off at 01:00 leaving our home and flying without any real effort made it up to Seattle to meet up with my bud Kevin. After spending the night there, up at 04:30 and got on our plane to Juneau and again, ezzy peezy. By 08:30 we were in Juneau and in place for our 13:30 flight to Haines. It wasn’t to be! Weather set in and one by one, all the flights to Haines were canceled. Well, got on the phone and secured passage on the Ferry to Haines which left the dock at 01:45 the next day. Now, to kill 15hrs at the airport. Well, after…
  • White-fronted Bee-eater

    Moose
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    The effects of going to Africa are still very much resonating in my heart even a month later. All the images are filed, backed up and finished and I find myself constantly going back and looking at them to see if, the trip really did happen and if I really did take the photos. This is a pair of White-fronted Bee-eaters. Greg did a marvelous driving the landie right up to them and with a couple of tweaks, I had the perfect background. Not only were the birds really cool, but the light and more importantly, its direction perfect to light up them colors. Just look at them backs light up!
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • Ethiopia Update 1 – A chat with Trevor

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    Even while he’s in Ethiopia, Chris finds time for a quick episode. Show Links: Iceland in winter: 72 days to go » Download the MP3 for this episode The post Ethiopia Update 1 – A chat with Trevor appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf658 – Fanning The Flame And A Bovine Intervention

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Sometimes it’s not just you who gets in a slump about photography, it can be entire groups. Kyle asks the question how to keep his photography club from coming and going like so many before. Also: let’s meet our bovine … Continue reading → The post tfttf658 – Fanning The Flame And A Bovine Intervention appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf657 – Three Qs And Three As

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:17 am
    Chris prepares for his Ethiopia trip and answers three intertwined questions by Gabriel, Dave and Brian, all around exposure, grey cards and zones (promise: I only briefly ramble about this). Show Links: Grey cards at B&H Grey cards at Enjoyyourcamera.com … Continue reading → The post tfttf657 – Three Qs And Three As appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf656 – Grover Explains Near And Far

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Chris is about to travel to Ethiopia in Africa. This has brought up a few questions and triggered the main topic of an entire episode of TFTTF. Listen in to find out what the Africa trip has to do with … Continue reading → The post tfttf656 – Grover Explains Near And Far appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • A Bed For A Website – Joo Kraus

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    Joo Kraus did it again. Did I mention how much I love to see my work in the wild, used in real projects, while at the same time being incredibly humbled that someone likes it so much that they are … Continue reading → The post A Bed For A Website – Joo Kraus appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • REVIEW: Fujifilm x30 – Great, but not a Sony RX 100 III Killer (Part II of II)

    7 Nov 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Fujifilm X30 Digital Camera (Silver) Flash Raised In the first installment of my review entitled Fujifilm X30–The best one yet! (Part I), I discussed how much I enjoyed the opportunity to test the new x30. I was a HUGE fan of the x10 and declared it my point and shoot of the year. The x20 was faster, but was actually a little disappointing since it lost the magical EXR mode (and its functionality – the DR Auto & SR+ just aren’t the same). However, I purchased both of these cameras and still own them both to this day. The question now becomes, will I replace my x20 (and potentially…
  • REVIEW: NEC EA244UHD 4k Display–Is it good for photography?

    4 Nov 2014 | 4:19 am
    NEC MultiSync EA244UHD 23.8" 4K IPS LED Monitor In September 2010 I had my first opportunity to see a 4k display in real life and I was blown away. Every since that day I had looked forward to seeing one sitting on my desktop and this past summer NEC granted my wish by letting me test their first ever 4k display. I’ve been dying to tell you about it but I needed to wait until I got my final retail loaner unit so I could comment on a unit that represents what is actually being sold in the market place. To be clear, NEC did NOT give me a free UHD (4k) display – this is a loaner unit that I…
  • REVIEW: Epson Metallic Photo Paper Glossy & Luster

    1 Nov 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Epson Metallic Glossy & Luster Photo Papers I’m delighted to finally get a chance to bring you my review of Epson Metallic Glossy & Luster Photo Papers. This blog was made famous in the printing community for my previous metallic papers reviews, and I had been encouraging Epson for years to develop a metallic paper. Epson also surprised me by not only doing a traditional glossy metallic but also introducing a luster metallic paper. I’m a huge fan of the Epson Ultra Premium Luster and an ever bigger fan of metallic, so the marriage between the two is more than a dream come true!
  • REVIEW: Nikon D750–Yeah, it’s better than my 5D Mark III (Part II of II)

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    In the first part of my review, I expressed how impressed I was with this camera. Despite being crippled by a mediocre kit lens for this review, I’ve been very pleased with image quality and dynamic range for the shots I’ve taken with it. In this final installment of my review, I’ll focus more on some of the technical aspects of this camera and discuss how I feel it compares to some of the other cameras I’ve tested. Mug Shot Test f/8 @ 120 mm, 1/200, ISO 100Unedited in-camera JPEG – click for the full size Knowing that this camera has great dynamic range, I decided to put it to the…
  • REVIEW: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4–Is it worth the money?

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* ZE Lens Zeiss Otus lenses are the most amazing lenses to hold in your hands. They are the lens equivalent of a high end Swiss watch where everything just screams precision and perfection. The focus ring is a work of art that makes you wish all lenses could have a focus ring like this. However, do these physical characteristics and it’s massive amount of glass translate into a product worthy of its > $4000 USD price tag? Read on to get my take. Mug Shot Analysis Canon EOS-1D X, f/5.6 @ 85 mm, 1/200, ISO 100, No FlashClick for the unedited in-camera…
 
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  • Hop Skip

    Pamela Viola
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
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    Pamela Viola
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
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    Pamela Viola
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:35 pm
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    8 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
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  • Gorgeous Drone Video of the Tallest Church Tower in the Netherlands Bursting Through a Sea of Fog

    DL Cade
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    To get the perfect aerial drone shots of the Dom Tower of Utrecht, Dutch filmmakers Jelte Keur and Reinout van Schie had to wait a full 10 months for the perfect weather conditions to arrive. But once they did, the minute forty-five of footage they captured made it all worthwhile. The Dom Tower of Utrecht is the tallest church tower in the Netherlands, measuring in at about 370 feet tall. Usually that would put it far below any kind of cloud cover, which is what makes this footage so awesome. For all intents and purposes, it looks like the tower is bursting through cloud cover thousands of…
  • Yahoo! Acquires Photo App Maker Cooliris as It Continues to Focus on Improving Mobile

    DL Cade
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Having a great mobile experience is key in a day and age when a huge chunk of the online experience is had on a smartphone screen, and Yahoo! is continuing its march towards a great mobile experience today by acquiring the photo app maker Cooliris. Cooliris, in case you’re not familiar, is a company that is best known for apps like Cooliris — which allows users to browse photos from multiple services like Flickr, Dropbox, etc. — and BeamIt — a new photo messaging app. News of the acquisition broke last night with an official announcement on the Cooliris website, where…
  • NASA Releases Spectacular New Realistic Color Image of Jupiter’s Moon Europa

    DL Cade
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Need a bit more awe and wonder in your life? Look no further than the newest image released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A high-res reprocessed color view of Jupiter’s moon Europa as captured by the spacecraft Galileo in the late 1990s, the photo “shows the largest portion of the moon’s surface at the highest resolution.” According to the JPL, the new image was created by assembling Galileo’s near-infrared, green-filtered and violet-filtered photos, “into a realistic color view of the surface that approximates how Europa would appear to the…
  • Inside the Warrior: Striking Portraits that Reveal the Masculine Side of Yoga

    DL Cade
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    Thinking about your local Yoga studio doesn’t usually conjure up images of masculinity. Yoga mats, yoga pants, yoga in general is seen as a female-dominated, or sometimes even female-only, practice. But as photographer Amy Goalen‘s project Inside the Warrior goes to show, that is definitely not always the case. The idea for Inside the Warrior — a project that has produced the Yoga Men 2015 Calendar and will soon become a photo book complete with an interview component — came to Goalen when one of her yoga teachers asked her to take some new promo shots for him.
  • Two Lands: A Beautiful Time-Lapse Trip to the Snowy Wilderness of Iceland and Greenland

    DL Cade
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    With the exception of the opening shot, Joe Capra of Scientifantastic‘s beautiful time-lapse Two Lands stays pretty far away from the humanity. A trip into the snowy wilderness of Iceland and Greenland, the time-lapse treats you to some spectacular landscapes complete with enough Aurora to make your head explode with wanderlust. The Los Angeles-based photographer — whose work has been featured by the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Animal Planet, The Washington Post and many more — shot these scenes while on assignment for Panasonic. Three Canon 5D Mark IIIs, various…
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  • Designer Spotlight: Kevin Grima, Harrison

    Nat Coalson
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:17 am
    I recently had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with the work of Kevin Grima, a lead interior designer with Harrison. I love his work on the interiors for the Windmill Hotel. (See more Windmill photos here.) Harrison is an international design firm headquartered in the UK with offices in the US. From the Harrison web site: “Established in 1990, Harrison has the critical mass, skills base and flexibility to develop highly individual and successful hospitality retail designs as well as international branded offers with a broad scale rollout programme. More specifically, our services…
  • Next Solo Exhibition: Anima Astratto at St James Hotel, Nottingham

    Nat Coalson
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    My next solo exhibition opens Friday, 14th November at the St James Hotel in Nottingham, England. I’m showing 20 abstract mixed media works, featuring photographs made over the past nine years in locations around the world. The show runs through 3rd January. If you’re in the area, please visit the show! Get all the details here
  • Designer Spotlight: Yohandel Ruiz, RTKL Associates

    Nat Coalson
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    Yohandel Ruiz, Senior Associate, RTKL Continuing my series of features about prominent interior designers working in hospitality, this installment I’m thrilled to present my interview with Yohandel Ruiz. He’s a Senior Associate interior designer (LEED AP) with RTKL who has been described as “an energetic and highly creative member of RTKL’s Miami team”. Yohandel has a background in interior architecture and FF&E with expertise in hospitality, residential and cruise ship projects. He has designed solutions for all facets of commercial and residential interiors, from complete…
  • New Abstract Photograph: Untitled

    Nat Coalson
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:25 am
    Abstract photograph made in Paris, France. Vertical format features a thin vertical line in orange hues over a textured field of deep browns and blacks. Fine reproductions available in any size and on any material. Also available as mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Eye of the Beholder

    Nat Coalson
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Abstract photograph made in Bristol, England features soft streaks of blurred purple, teal and gold hues over a circular form with subtle texture. Available as fine art prints on any material including mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
 
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  • Bearded Scorpionfish: A Name That Suits

    BNS
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Bearded Scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis, barbatus), Red Seaby B. N. SullivanMeet the Bearded Scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis barbatus).  Both the common and scientific names of this fish refer to the frilly, fleshy flaps of skin protruding from its chin.  (The Latin name "barbatus" translates to "bearded.")Like others in its family, Scorpaenidae, the Bearded Scorpionfish is an ambush predator.  Its strategy is to lie in wait for its prey to come swimming past at close range, and then to spring forth with its mouth wide open to engulf its meal in one big gulp.  In order to do this…
  • A Beautful, Fragile Bryozoan Colony

    BNS
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    Macro photo of a Lace Bryozoan (Reteporelina denticulata)by B. N. SullivanThis beautiful marine organism is a colony of Lace Bryozoa (Reteporelina denticulata).  Despite their appearance, Bryozoans are neither a coral nor a plant.  Taxonomically, the Bryozoa form a phylum all their own.  Most of the more than 4,000 species of Bryozoans live in the sea.The name Bryozoa translates to "moss animal."  The individual animals that make up the colony are microscopic.  This species builds lacy calcareous structures of interconnected branches, made from the mineralized…
  • Basking Sea Turtles in Hawaii

    BNS
    2 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas), basking at Puako, Hawaiiby B. N. SullivanImagine that you are in Hawaii, walking along near the edge of the ocean.  You come upon a sight like that in the photo at the top of this page -- a sea turtle lying on the sand or on the rocks.  You may notice that its carapace is dry, indicating that it has been out of the water for awhile. You may feel alarmed, wondering if it is stranded.  You think: Maybe a wave washed it ashore and it doesn't know how to get back into the ocean. Or perhaps it crawled out of the water intending to nest, but got…
  • Droopy Gorgonian Sea Plume - Needs Water??

    BNS
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Gorgonian Sea Plume (Pseudopterogorgia sp)by B. N. Sullivan We were swimming along the pretty reefs off the coast of West Caicos in the Turks and Caicos Islands, looking for things to photograph.  I spotted this Gorgonian Sea Plume at the edge of a patch reef.  The first thing I noticed was that it was quite tall -- with a height  of about two meters.  But the thing that really struck me was how droopy its branchlets looked. The spontaneous thought that popped into my head was that it looked like a large house plant that someone forgot to water!That was a silly thought, of…
  • Cerianthids: Marine animals that look like flowers

    BNS
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Cerianthid "tube anemone" - Hawaiiby B. N. SullivanThe creatures pictured here look like anemones, but they are not true anemones.  They are Cerianthids, commonly referred to as ‘tube anemones’, which are taxonomically quite distinct from true anemones. Cerianthids and true anemones do belong to the same phylum, Cnidaria, and the same class, Anthozoa, but tube anemones belong to the subclass Ceriantipatharia, a taxon that also includes the so-called ‘black corals’ (Antipatharia). Dark-colored Cerianthid, HawaiiOne of the visible features that distinguishes Cerianthid tube…
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  • Photo Charity Programs Help Build Business

    Forum Admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    Do you have a program for giving back? Research shows that people like to buy from people who are doing good things for others and are willing to pay more for those goods and services. Simple acts of generosity can help create a community of loyal followers, serve as focal point for promoting your business, and lead to connections with people you might not otherwise meet. Consider Toms Shoes. Established in 2006, the company has now grown to a global organization with revenue of more than $600M/yr. That growth was fueled by a singular mission to give back through the OneForOne program: buy…
  • Last-Minute Tips To Rock Small Business Saturday

    Forum Admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Five years ago American Express introduced a new holiday tradition, Small Business Saturday, to encourage the country to patronize small local businesses the day after Black Friday. The promotion has become a powerful movement, annually growing in scope and size, generating nearly $6 billion in sales in 2013! The big day is Saturday, November 29, one of the busiest shopping days of the year.  If you registered with American Express, your plans may be in full swing.  If you didn’t make the deadline this year, you can still capitalize on the wave of Shop Small publicity generated by…
  • Six Tips for Sports Photographers

    Forum Admin
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    Leigh LaForest of JL Photo Co in Davidson, MI, visited H&H Color Lab last month. While she was here, we asked her six questions about sports photography. Hear what she had to say! Interested more in sports photography tips? Check out H&H’s sports program. Want to hear more from Leigh? Come by our booth at Imaging USA or sign up for the H&H Sports boot camp in July 2015.
  • 5 Thanksgiving Marketing Ideas For Your Photography Business

    Forum Admin
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:11 am
    When food and family take center stage this November, who will be around the Thanksgiving dinner table? Maybe you will have a large extended family with grandparents, cousins, and those precious new babies…or a fabulous feast with good friends?  No matter who gathers around the table this year, it’s a day to create and share memories. Thanksgiving begins the annual season for creating and sharing priceless family photographic memories. And is a golden opportunity to remind customers of the intrinsic value of professionally capturing good times with loved ones; now, not later. The…
  • Tips For Selling Books!

    Forum Admin
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:24 am
    Today is the first day of H&H Color Lab’s 12 Days of Christmas sale! And it starts with 30% off all books! These gorgeous photo books come in a variety of cover options and are hand-crafted with unsurpassed attention to detail. I have several of these photo books in my studio for all of my services. It has taken me a while to build up that collection but the sooner you start the better it will be. Books are one of the most versatile products available, so they can be offered to a wide variety of clients. I offer the photo pano books to families, senior portraits, and even as a parent…
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  • Landscape photography

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    If you are lucky enough to live where this is the view from your window, landscape photography might just be for you.Sunrise over the Grabkapelle of RotenbergHowever, that was not the case with me. I guess I like nature as much as the next person, but the hustle and bustle of the city streets with all the interesting people attracted me even more. So my landscapes over the past few years tended to look more like this:Then I went to the Netherlands for a vacation. Anticipating good light and interesting landscapes, I was pleased to learn that the Dutch don't disappoint.From sunrise at the…
  • At the blog hop! Ding-a-ling!

    28 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    I have been asked by Uta Lenk to write something on my blog about my art and to request the same of three further blogging friends. This is known as a blog hop, she tells me. So I'll look for the best three bloggers to pass the torch to once I've warmed up to this task.So here are the questions and the brief answers.1. What am I working on?Several things. Everything and nothing.Several things: still life photography, our vacation photos, renewing my interest in street photography (long story, soon to appear on my other blog, "1000 Awful Things"), continuing my documentation of Stuttgart…
  • Opening night!

    24 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Photo by James PalikI didn't know there was such a thing as post-show blues, but a friend sent me this blog post a few days after my show opened. Now that I've taken the exhibition down, yes, I do feel a bit blue.However, the show was very well received and opening night was a blast. Friederike Schulte, the director of the Carl-Schurz-Haus, was very gracious in inviting me to show my work there. Her introduction on opening night pointed out my close association with the institute, where I taught for over a decade.                   …
  • Construction without consensus

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    Certainly everyone in Stuttgart and most people who read the news in Germany is aware of the controversy around the plans to bury the train station in the city.The documentary film maker Gary Hustwit highlighted the problems in Urbanized (2011). In the part about Stuttgart 21 the main arguments for and against the project are brought to light. At the end of this section there is some footage about the major protest from September 30, 2010, which shocked not only the citizens of this rich and peaceful city but also people around the globe. How did it come to this?The project has torn up…
  • Stuttgart 21: Construction without consensus

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    The time is rife. After years of photographing the changes in the city of Stuttgart that this massive project have brought with it, I am finally going to be able to show a selection of these pictures in a solo exhibition in Freibug.   Too many people failed to take seriously the plans put forth by the Deutsche Bahn and the city of Stuttgart for a complete overhaul of the terminal train station here. The 16 tracks will be squeezed into an underground tunnel just wide enough for 8 tracks and will run perpendicular to the present train lines. The real estate that has been…
 
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  • Motion Abstracts

    Howard G
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
    Sometimes my mood determines what images I decide to process. A few days back I wasn't feeling quite so happy as it had become quite clear that winter was here to stay.  As you might have guessed, the cold and the snow is not something that particularly excites me.Many folks probably know how this type of image is made, but, for those that don't, it is done entirely 'in-camera' and not after the fact in Photoshop.  This is actually a stand of tall trees and with the camera on a tripod (though these can certainly be done hand-held as well; the tripod simply makes it easier for me) a…
  • Quick Quotes: Ansel Adams

    Howard G
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:02 am
    “Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.”Ansel AdamsI love this quote by Ansel Adams because it really expresses something I have always felt; that it is truly difficult to make a really good photograph.  Certainly it is harder than anything else I try to do. Very few 'non-photographers' realize that!Permalink
  • Murals

    Howard G
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:02 am
    I have always enjoyed making photos of murals that I run across that look interesting. Often I put just a small portion of the mural into the photo, such as in this image I posted some time ago. I happened across this simple mural of a runner near the old Visitor Center in Ohiopyle State Park a month or two ago and was intrigued with it; particularly the contrast between the runner and the background.  There is no texture compositing in this image.....it is simply how it looked. Even now I am not sure why I like it....something about its simplicity. Mural Of A Runner Found In…
  • A Website Update

    Howard G
    8 Nov 2014 | 1:07 am
    In September, I updated and totally redesigned my website.  There are several new items that I added, but they are buried within some of the drop-down menus, so, since this is my blog, I thought I would give them a shameless little plug :)There are a few new menu items hidden under the mysterious "Etc" drop-down menu:1) Free desktop wallpaper for your computer.  You want it; it's yours to download and use.  If your monitor has a different resolution than the ones I have listed just let me know and I will add your resolution to the list.2) Print Of The Month.  A different…
  • Accept The Gift You Are Given

    Howard G
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:12 am
    My late teacher and friend Nancy Rotenberg was a very wise woman as well as an extraordinary photographer. She recognized that by having too rigid or narrow an expectation of what you were going to be photographing you were simply setting yourself up for disappointment.  After all, how many times does one go out to photograph sunrise only to find the sky locked in with heavy clouds?  How many times has it rained during the workshop you were waiting so long to attend?  If you are not open to receiving other gifts when those types of things happen you are very apt to go home…
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  • ISPWP Member Spotlight – Ben B. Nguyen

    Joe Milton
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:47 pm
    For today’s ISPWP member spotlight, we feature Seattle wedding photographer Ben B. Nguyen of Made Media Photography. Ben B. Nguyen Bio Hi my name is Ben B. Nguyen! Don’t you hate buying a CD and there’s only one song that you like on there? Well I’m a Seattle Wedding Photographer that treats every wedding as if I’m creating a great music album, one that you can listen to in a loop and never be tired of it. I pull in various forms of photography styles to artistically depict every bride and grooms special day. Combine that with a little creativity and amazing knack to make my…
  • How to Choose Your Wedding Location for Bride and Groom Portraits

    Joe Milton
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Today’s guest article is from Alexandre Paskanoi of Alt Wedding Studio. He is a Montreal, Quebec Wedding Photographer How to Choose Your Wedding Location for Bride and Groom Portraits By Alexandre Paskanoi, Montreal Wedding Photographer, ISPWP Member One of the questions that couples often ask me is what would be the best location for the “Couple Pictures” or “Bride and Groom Portraits” on the day of their wedding. I offer many different options which will of course depend on a bride’s and groom’s personal preference, the theme of their wedding and what place they…
  • Caracas Venezuela Wedding Photographer Bodakids | ISPWP Member Spotlight

    Joe Milton
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:34 pm
    For today’s ISPWP member spotlight, we feature España & Venezuela wedding photographers Yusnely Castrillo & Bea of Bodakids. Bodakids Bio Seven years ago we started our dream of opening a photography studio and began the way towards creative wedding photography. We are highly motivated by giving our best to those whom appreciate that photography is a true art form. We are regularly in the fashion pages and the best wedding magazines. We are available for international and destination weddings worldwide. How did you get your start and why did you chose wedding photography as a…
  • Real Wedding | Lake Como, Italy | Milan Wedding Photographer Cristiano Ostinelli

    Joe Milton
    2 Nov 2014 | 2:48 am
    Wedding Photographer: Cristiano Ostinelli, Milan, Italy Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: Milan, Italy Reception Location: Lake Como, Italy Wedding Date: September 15, 2014 Client Names: Celeste and Mirko Real Wedding Description An original wedding, fun, fabulous, with the theme of the circus and the 1950s. A gorgeous couple, Celeste, swing singer, and Mirko, a collector of 1950’s American cars. An unusual and extraordinary location, the art of the circus, the colors, the feast, the emotions. This is the kind of wedding that I would always love to take pictures. - Cristiano…
  • Tips on Winning International Wedding Photography Competitions

    Joe Milton
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Today’s guest article is from Aries Tao of Clovergraphy. He is a Sydney, Australia Wedding Photographer and multiple award winning ISPWP member. Tips on Winning International Wedding Photography Competitions Some thoughts after judging the ISPWP Wedding Photo Contest By Aries Tao, Sydney Wedding Photographer, ISPWP Contest Judge 4th Place, Bride Portrait, Citlalli Rico, Cancun, Mexico I have been recently selected as one of the judges for The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) competition. It was an honor to judge thousands of awesome wedding photos from…
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    Larry Lourcey Photography

  • Off The Record: Wife Scratch Fever

    Larry
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:46 pm
    OTR- Nugent Style For this installment of the Off The Record Project, we are going all the way back to 1977 for the third album by guitarist/singer/songwriter Ted Nugent.  Cat Scratch Fever was a big hit for Nugent, going multi-platinum.  His crazed look helped to make the album cover very memorable. The Original The original album actually has a wrap-around cover – with the cover image continuing on the back of the album- but more on that later. The photo was a very basic setup.  Just find a guy with crazy hair and an even crazier expression.  The simple grey background helps to…
  • Off The Record: Donnadele

    Larry
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    Getting Modern Welcome back for another addition to the Off The Record Project.  We’ve been doing a bunch of older album covers lately.  This is probably due to the fact that the 80s produced so many iconic cover images.  For this one, however, we decided to get a little more modern, with an homage to Adele’s classic “21″ album cover.  Let’s take a look at how things unfolded…   The Original Adele’s “21″ cover is a great one for the project because it is very recognizable and it is a wonderful, old-school portrait.  A classic…
  • Off The Record: Mommy Crue

    Larry
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    The Age of Glam Metal The 80s were know for a lot of things, but “heavy metal bands with big hair” would certainly be high on the list.  For this addition to the Off The Record Project, we decided to explore the work of one of the biggest hair bands of the 80s – Motley Crue. Released in 1983, the band’s second album “Shout at the Devil” made it all the way to #17 on the Billboard charts. The album cover, however, was even MORE memorable. When someone proposed the cover for my project, I knew it was one that had to be done! The Original The original Motley…
  • Off The Record: Control

    Larry
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Janet’s Control For the next installment of the Off The Record project, we are staying in the 80s for another memorable album cover- Janet Jackson’s “Control”.  The album went to #1 in 1986 and sported a very memorable red cover.  It even ranked #28 in Rolling Stone Magazines “Top 100 Albums of the 80s”. We decided it would be a great addition to the project and enlisted Suyin to help us out. The Original The cover features Janet in a black outfit – complete with 80s shoulder pads.  Her hair is piled up high and swept to the side.  I loved the…
  • Off The Record: 2014

    Larry
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Off The Record We are entering the last few months of the Off The Record Project. If you are new to the project, you can read about it here. Back To The 80s The latest addition to the series is one of the most-recognized album covers from the 80s – Van Halen’s iconic 1984.  The album went to #2 on the Billboard charts and remained there for five weeks!  Any guesses which album held the #1 spot? The famous smoking Cherub was created by artist Margo Nahas.  Anyone who grew up in the 80s will instantly recognize this image.  It was not without controversy – in fact, it was…
 
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    David's Simple Photography

  • How to Harness the Power of Content-Aware Features in Photoshop CC

    David L. Tong
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:46 am
    The Content-aware tools in newer versions of Photoshop is incredibly powerful but many photographers forget this feature simply because it needs a slight tweak on their workflow. However, once you start learning what all these new Content-Aware features can do, you’ll never go back to plain ol’ 2001 techniques. Check them out. Check the Full Post
  • How to Connect with Your Photography Subjects

    David L. Tong
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Taking great photos because of solid technical skills is an essential part of being a photographer, however, the ability connect with our subjects makes or breaks our portraits. Here are some tips on how to connect with your subjects. Check the Full Post
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    Echo - The Pixpa Blog

  • In the Spotlight: Portrait and Event Photographer Kirill Bashkirov

    Pixpa
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:25 am
    Born and brought up in Moscow, Kirill Bashkirov shifted to Spain in the 90s. Kirill specialises in portrait and event photography, but finds himself comfortable with fashion and landscape as well. Presently he is the official photographer for Albeniz Foundation and Queen Sofia Superior School of Music. Apart from this, Kirill also talks to us about his interest with e-sport event and games. Read on his interview to know more about his life and journey. View Kirill’s portfolio at Kirillbashkirov.com. 1. Share with us a little about your early life. You mention a ‘Culture Shock’ –…
  • Outstanding Online Galleries for Portrait Photographers

    Pixpa
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:29 am
    The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt. – Henri Cartier-Bresson It is perhaps this difficulty in portrait photography, that one makes it deserve only the best when it comes to showcasing your work.  Given that the whole essence is to communicate something about the people in the portraits – such as their personality, it is vital that this personality is not lost in translation – that from a photograph in print to a photograph in digital. As such, for portrait photographers, the gallery on…
  • Discover Artistic Website Portfolios for Architects

    Pixpa
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:51 am
    The term ‘portfolio’ in itself relates to a number of industries such as finance, arts, careers and governments. As such, an e-portfolio can be taken like a digital suitcase of some sorts, that intends to carry visual or content-based elements of your work. As an architect, a portfolio ought to be thoughtfully designed with great visual selection and presentable art and design. This is essential as it embodies your ideas, innovations, skills, and what field of architecture you work in. Like other professional communications such as cover letters and résumés, a portfolio is a highly…
  • In the Spotlight: Professional Photographer Atul Pratap Chauhan

    Pixpa
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:57 am
    This week, we had the privilege to interview a very versatile photographer from India, Atul Pratap Chauhan. Here’s him sharing with us his passion for the medium, his take on weddings in India and working with some of the top-notch brands in the hospitality sector. Atul’s beautifully diverse portfolio can be seen at: www.atulpratapchauhan.com, weddingdaybyatul.com and weddingdaybyatulblog.com.   1. When did you first know that you wanted to be a photographer? Did you undertake any professional training in the field? Actually it was a while back, around 2006. I started my career…
  • Licensing Your Photography Work Online

    Pixpa
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Protecting one’s work online has been a herculean task particularly in the Information Age. In times like these, owning the copyright alone won’t help you against illegal downloads. However, licensing your images definitely would, as it forms the core of a sound business practice in photography. In fact, licensing is one way to earn  money as photographer. What you do here is that you sell someone the permission to use your work in a certain way in return for  some monetary benefits. A license is a contract in which the photographer grants specific rights to the client who wants to…
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    Sixtyone North - Alaska Photography

  • Are supplements effective for weight loss?

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    Almost 70% of the Americans, who are 20 years or more, are found to use weight loss supplements. Lack of regular exercise or tendency to maintain good figure are the commonly found problems for these people in USA. The reasons of increasing health problems among Americans are unhealthy diet and negligence to exercises. As per USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, if one wants to keep good health, he/she has to monitor fat intake & calorie, maintain healthy life style and stay active. Weight loss resources & their effectiveness There are many weight loss resources and dieting…
  • Best Dietary Supplements for Women

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    If you’re trying to lose weight, you may be interested in trying a dietary supplement. While there are many dietary supplements on the market, they’re certainly not all created equal. However, if you’re interested in learning more about the best diet supplements for women, try one of these top choices. Cellular D4 Thermal Shock This is a dietary supplement that has been nominated several times for being one of the best fat and weight loss products on the market today. With this supplement, you’ll find a potent mix of ingredients designed to boost your metabolism while…
  • How To Avoid Ineffective Diet Supplements

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Diet supplements have been very valuable to those who either want to lose weight, pack up some muscles or simply maintain a healthy lifestyle. They have made it convenient for individuals to supply themselves with nutrients that are essential for the body without having to spend money on tons of food that takes a lot of time and energy to prepare. Also, supplements are known to speed up the fitness progress of an individual. With the benefits that they offer, diet supplements can almost be considered as necessities for those who want to get back in good shape. Avoid Ineffective Diet…
  • Choosing the Best Diet Programs For Women

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    18 Nov 2014 | 10:17 pm
    With so many different types of diet programs online today, it can easily become frustrating for those who want to lose weight quickly without having to suffer harsh hunger pains. Because women are often prone to gain weight at different times in their life (pre and post menstrual, pregnancy and the like), they may find it hard to get the weight off and keep it off for long periods of time. One of the main reasons for some of this confusion is there are no one size fit all weight loss solutions that will fit the needs of every woman. So, it is important for each individual to review several…
  • Best Exercises For Losing Weight

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:18 pm
    You have pushed yourself to your maximum and floundered onto the ground? It is rest and recovery time, right? Absolutely wrong! Although there are no assured fire recipes for great health, but a mixture of certain exercises can provide you a lifetime of fitness and well being. Staying physically active is the best thing you can do to yourself. Your body will thank you for it! If you are not toning up, trimming done, felling any fitter, it is likely due to lack of exercise. Losing weight with exercise is an excellent way to stay fit and also keep your love handles away. Every woman is abreast…
 
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    NYC Wedding Photography

  • Lisa & Brian Wedding | Pierre Hotel NYC

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:38 pm
    It has been a while since I have blogged and I have promised myself to make the effort to start up again. The reason of course is that all my spare time, well at least the time I would have for blogging and reflecting on all of the weddings I am privileged to shoot, is taken up by caring for my darling little Arielle (now 14 months). If I thought the demands of wedding photography were sometimes intense, the challenges of motherhood are sometime even more of course. Nevertheless, it has given me a deeper more meaningful perspective on my work. When I am shooting a couple, I used to think…
  • Kate & Brett Plaza Wedding Photography Featured in Carats & Cake

    admin
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Thank you Carats & Cake for choosing another of my weddings to feature!   Please check out  Kate & Brett’s Plaza Hotel Wedding Carat’s & Cake is a web service that allows Brides & Grooms-to-be to browse inspirational photographs as well as find and contact vendors in order to plan the perfect the wedding! It also allows for recently married Brides & Grooms to upload their wedding photographs and review the vendors they worked with.    
  • Mike & Carolyn Engagement Shoot | Central Park, NYC

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  • Lindsay & Peter Engagement Shoot | Central Park, NYC

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  • Suzanne & James Napa Wedding Photography Featured in Carats & Cake

    admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    I’m very excited that Carats & Cake has listed Suzanne & James’ Napa, California Destination Wedding as one of my featured works! Carat’s & Cake is a web service that allows Brides & Grooms-to-be to browse inspirational photographs as well as find and contact vendors in order to plan the perfect the wedding! It also allows for recently married Brides & Grooms to upload their wedding photographs and review the vendors they worked with.
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    Niebrugge Images Photo Blog

  • Tongass National Forest

    Ron Niebrugge
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    Wildflowers on Mount Stroller White above the Mendenhall Glacier, Tongass National Forest, Alaska. Another one from August in the mountains above Juneau, Alaska.
  • Grizzly Bear Photo Tour

    Ron Niebrugge
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    Grizzly Bear, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Here is another bear from last summer’s Alaska Bear and Puffin Photo Tour.   Next years June trip is full, but we have a couple of spots left in August.
  • Morning Kayak

    Ron Niebrugge
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    Kayaking in Bear Glacier Lagoon, Kenai Fjords National Park, near Seward, Alaska. Janine on an early morning kayak in Bear Glacier Lagoon from a wonderful overnight trip earlier this summer. I am working hard on editing, captioning and key-wording my images from this summer.  It was a busy summer, and fun to go back down memory road is I look back over my photos.
  • Fortuna Bay

    Ron Niebrugge
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    King penguins, Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island, Antarctica. Starting to shift gears and prepare for my third trip down to Antarctica / South Georgia!  Now that the trip is just a few weeks away, I’m getting excited.
  • Lost Lake Trail

    Ron Niebrugge
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    Lupine, near the Lost Lake Trail, Chugach National Forest, near Seward, Alaska. From an overnight backpacking trip last summer not too far off the Lost Lake Trail.  This is my favorite trail – one that I run on at least twice a week – gotta say, spending the night up there was an entirely different experience, and one I look forward to repeating again next summer.  Except this time with bug spray!
 
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    Colby Brown Photography » Blog

  • An In-Depth Review of the Sony FE 16-35 f/4 OSS Wide Angle Lens

    Colby Brown
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:26 pm
    While Sony has continued to take the photo industry by storm with their a7 series of full frame mirror-less cameras, many of us have been eagerly awaiting the FE lens mount lineup to grow. At the top of that list was one of the only holes in Sony’s mostly incredibly impressive lens options for their a7 cameras…namely a native wide angle lens option. Like many Sony converts, I wanted a wide angle lens that was not only light weight and portable, but that didn’t sacrifice in build quality, functionality or image quality. Luckily, we didn’t have to wait long. On…
  • Sony Announces New Professional Services Program to Rival CPS and NPS

    Colby Brown
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    As a professional photographer that spends much of his time on the road working in extreme environments, I have found the use of a Professional Services Program to be integral to my various photography businesses over the years. As a Canon shooter previously, there were many times when I had to take advantage of CPS (Canon Professional Services) to help me fix a broken lens, expedite my shipping and turn around a repair in short order (within a few business days) because I was leaving for another project or marketing campaign. When I became a Sony Ambassador and solely began using Sony camera…
  • First Look: Sony FE 16-35 f/4 ZA OSS Lens

    Colby Brown
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:56 pm
    *UPDATE – The full in-depth review of the Sony FE 16-35 f/4 is now live. LINK Over the last two years Sony Imaging has continued to push the boundaries of the photo industry. Between the dynamic range found in the a7r (In Depth Review) to the incredible low light performance of the a7s, there is a lot of reasons to love what Sony has been up to. However regardless how impressive Sony’s new cameras are, the native lens line for the FE camera mount has had relatively slow growth. While nearly ever one of the FE lenses available today are very impressive, the glaring hole in the…
  • A Photographers Guide to Visiting Yosemite

    Colby Brown
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    There are few places in the world that are as beautiful and inspiring as Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. When it comes to iconic locations that define a country such as the United States, it is hard not think of images of Half Dome or Yosemite Falls, both of which have been made famous over the years by photographers such as Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell that each helped define photography for their respective generations. The iconic Upper Yosemite Falls with early morning light. Shot with a Sony a7r While many people know that I grew up in the Bay Area,…
  • An In-Depth Review of the Sony a7r

    Colby Brown
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    There is no doubt that Sony has the photo industry talking lately. While you can certainly purchase a very capable Canon, Nikon or Fuji camera, it is Sony that seems to be the most innovative these days, both in sensor and lens technology. So when Sony announced the a7 & a7r last year, I (like my of my colleagues) was intrigued, one could even say excited, with the notion of an affordable light weight, full frame mirror-less camera. Especially one that housed some of the same sensor technology that went into the popular Nikon D800e. But with this being 1st generation technology from Sony,…
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    Daily Ink: Leave Your Mark - Chris Corradino Photography LLC

  • Walking Your Walk

    Chris Corradino
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:18 am
    "Success is not a destination, but the road that you're on. Being successful means that you're working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That's living your dream." - Marlon Wayans
  • Become a Visual Detective

    Chris Corradino
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:14 am
    The way you view the world will undoubtedly impact your photography. If you're having trouble changing your vision, simply adjust your approach. Rather than thinking like a photographer, consider yourself a visual detective. This forces one to really study the space around them while paying careful attention to details. Through our inquisitive nature, we can uncover moments and photos that most would pass by. Let curiosity guide your compositions and you will learn to see differently. 
  • Leave Your Mark

    Chris Corradino
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Whether you're playing an instrument, working on a novel, or attempting to capture the world around you through photography, the tool you choose is only part of the equation. Perhaps the most important consideration then, is a desire to leave your own unique mark on the world. If you could use some tips to maximize your creative energy, check this helpful article out. In it, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell says:“Everyone who’s taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.”
  • It's All in Your Head

    Chris Corradino
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:16 am
    Just as there is no such thing as the perfect camera settings, there is no definitive road to being a professional photographer. It varies for everyone based on what they're specific goals are. I recently read a quote from Amanda Palmer who put it rather succinctly. "There’s no correct path to becoming a real artist. You might think you’ll gain legitimacy by going to university, getting published, getting signed to a record label. But it’s all bullshit, and it’s all in your head. You’re an artist when you say you are. And you’re a good artist when you make somebody else…
  • Have the Courage to Fly

    Chris Corradino
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:03 pm
    “When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.” ― Dean Jackson
 
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    PPA Today

  • Be More Charitable & Pack More Shoes

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    Everyone knows you need to pack comfortable shoes when you come to Imaging USA. But this year the good people at PPA Charities want to remind you to pack a few more pairs--all for a good cause! Bring Your Party Shoes--PPA Charities Celebration (Sat. 1/31, 8 - 10pm) The festivities start the night before Imaging USA opens with the PPA Charities Celebration. Kick off your week in good spirits and come enjoy the fun and browse the PPA Charities auctions. This is open to any Imaging USA attendee. Bring Your Running Shoes--PPA Charities 5K Fun Run (Sun. 2/1, registration 6:30am, race begins 7am)…
  • PPA's CEO in Washington for More Talks on Drones

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    PPA's CEO, David Trust, is on Capitol Hill today for several meetings with key people in the ongoing talks on issues that affect photographers. Much of today's meetings center upon the commercial use of drone photography. As previously reported here on the blog, PPA has begun discussions for exemptions to be made which would allow PPA photographers to use drones on commercial shoots. We'll update you as more information trickles down from D.C.! This morning, David met with Brian Northcutt and Chris Grieco of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security.   Said David, "It's…
  • PPA Competition Critique: "Rustic Cabin"

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    If you've never entered a photographic competition before, you're probably feeling some fear of having your images judged by another photographer. It can be nerve-wracking, but as we've heard from members that participate, PPA's International Photographic Competition (IPC) and the District Competitions are some of the best ways to improve your images and your technique as a photographer. To get the most out of the IPC, we recommend getting the images you enter critiqued by a judge who's trained for and dedicated to this photo competition. To help you get rid of some of your fears, and maybe…
  • 7 Ways to Help Ensure Your (Photography) Business Succeeds

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:50 am
    By Bridget Jackson, CPA, PPA Business managerHave you ever read something and thought to yourself, I could have written that! Today is that day for me. In fact, the entire article could have been my quotes. The article was 7 Ways to Help Ensure Your Business Succeeds by Donald Todrin. He points out business fundamentals have not changed, but new strategies are required in light of the changing economic conditions. The information is poignant when applied to photography business owners, so I decided to do just that! Here are his seven ways to succeed in business tweaked for what I believe to…
  • Download Your Imaging USA 2015 Mobile App

    17 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    By Chris HomerImaging USA 2015 is only 75 days away! With that in mind, I'd like to encourage you to download today (it's free!) so you can be more prepared for all the good stuff coming your way in Nashville. It's the best way to be connected with all the latest news and updates while you're there! With the mobile app, you'll be able to:View and favorite all the details on classes, sessions, speakers, special events and even the exhibitors at the Imaging Expo.Build your own schedule by simply adding the sessions or events you want to your agenda.Message and arrange private meetings with…
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    Fuel Your Photography

  • DesignCrowd Discount – Special Offer for Fuel Readers

    Joel Falconer
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    It’s strange that in a super creative field like photography, often the purveyors of beautiful art are not represented themselves with the same level of creativity in their personal or business branding. Logo designs, website and even promotional flyers lack the flair required to really showcase a photographers talent. We all know it takes a special breed of person to really capture the world in stills, and in the same way it takes a special breed of graphic designer to create an identity for a photographer that is going to match their creativity, exceed their expectations and convey…
  • DesignCrowd are having a MASSIVE DESIGN SALE – June Onlyy

    Joel Falconer
    14 Jun 2014 | 1:32 am
    We know that many businesses will be looking to start this financial year with a kick! Start fresh and jump onboard with DesignCrowd. Perhaps you’re thinking of rebranding or making some visual changes to modernise your business? If so, the good folks over at DesignCrowd, the design crowdsourcing platform are having a MASSIVE DESIGN SALE – For 1 week only, you can save up to $500 on design projects! They’ve heavily reduced project fees and add-ons. Combine multiple projects and save BIG! Checkout all the other DesignCrowd Discount Coupons on the newly launched offers page
  • Letter From The Editor – To Free Or Not To Free!

    Jeremy Greenidge
    19 Jul 2013 | 11:35 am
    Dear Readers: As individuals, corporate and other entities become aware of your photographic skill at some point you’ll be asked to do some photography pro bono, this is a fact.  Whether it is family, friends or for profit or not for profit entities you will have to cross this bridge eventually.  While it may beneficial to you, one has to know where to draw the line.  All photographic events done free of charge should involve some form or quid pro quo, that is to say, that you should receive something in return for your skill and production of images.  This can take many forms it can be…
  • Indie Spotlight: Mike Fennell

    Hafez Kamal
    3 Jun 2013 | 3:29 pm
    Each Monday, we’ll highlight one indie photographer whose body of work deserves special recognition. Please enjoy their photography here, and make it a point to enjoy the rest of their work on their website. “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.” ― Hans Christian Andersen Travelling and photography are two different things that mysteriously complement each other. What other way to immortalize and share a fragment of the world through your eyes if not by photographing them exactly how you see them.
  • Letter From The Editor – Downtime

    Jeremy Greenidge
    16 May 2013 | 4:54 am
    Dear Readers: Houston, we have had a problem! Over the past few weeks we have experienced crippling challenges with the site. I recent weeks a database problem made it impossible to add content to your favorite photography site. At times it also crippled the site from rendering pages as you requested them in your browser. I’m now very pleased to advise that those times are now behind us! Additionally, in the past week we have taken the opportunity to move the entire site to Amazon’s Elastic Computing Cloud. OK, enough of the Babel! What this means to you is that Fuel Your…
 
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    Tangents Blog

  • high-ISO bounce flash photography (part 2)

    Neil vN
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:47 pm
    high-ISO bounce flash photography The last wedding of the year just behind me, I want to use one of my favorite images to touch again on the recent topic of high-ISO bounce flash with on-camera speedlight. I want to show that the results aren’t a fluke – but that with a consistent approach to bounce flash photography, you can get consistent results. However, since we shoot under various scenario changes, we have to adapt a bit. The venue was this hotel reception room with massively high ceilings … but with the walls closer by. Easy enough to bounce on-camera flash off.
  • review: high-ISO performance – Nikon 750 vs Nikon D4S / D4 / D810 / D610

    Neil vN
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:25 pm
    review: high-ISO performance – Nikon 750 vs Nikon D4S / D4 / D810 / D610 With the initial quick test of the Nikon D750 high-ISO noise performance, I was quite impressed. But it really is only in comparison to other cameras that we can see how good it is. With that, I took 5 of the current full-frame Nikon DSLRs to compare them against each other to see their high-ISO noise. Nikon D750 Nikon D4s Nikon D4 Nikon D810 Nikon D610 The Nikon D4s (vendor) is currently the high-ISO king, so it was specifically interesting to see how the 24 megapixel Nikon D750 (vendor) would compare. If…
  • photography book: Lighting & Design Portrait Photography

    Neil vN
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:28 am
    My latest book is now available! Lighting & Design for Portrait Photography A follow-up of sorts to Direction & Quality of Light, this new book is now available on Amazon and bookstores. It’s a slightly eclectic mix, showing and discussing the thought-process with portraits. The examples use available light, bounce flash, off-camera flash as well as studio lighting. The idea is that in every one of the 60 sections, there is something to be learnt and applied, regardless of your level as a photographer or where you shoot. Some of the material has appeared on Tangents before, but…
  • high-ISO bounce flash photography

    Neil vN
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:17 am
    high-ISO bounce flash photography One of the misconceptions about bounce flash photography that many photographers cling to, is that you absolutely need a white wall or ceiling near you. While it does help, this shouldn’t stop you from trying to be a little adventurous with on-camera bounce flash to see if it gets you the results you want. There have been several articles on the topic of bouncing off various other surfaces, or, not any particular surface nearby: bounce flash photography at wedding receptions  (bride: Juana) high-ISO bounce flash photography (part 2)  (groom: Andy)…
  • review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART lens

    Neil vN
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:29 pm
    review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART lens The moment you hold the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART lens (vendor) in your hand, you know it is a serious lens. It is hefty. It feels like quality. It just feels like they took craftsman-like care in designing and manufacturing this lens! Sigma has somehow turned their image around from being just a third-party lens-manufacturer, to a company that needs to be taken seriously for quality optics. It started with the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART lens, which proved to be a spectacular lens! (Here is my review: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HMS art lens.) There’s been an…
 
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    keith pitts photography

  • Love just does things | Westin La Paloma Tucson, Arizona | Wedding

    Melissa
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:33 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. We do not choose who we love, but rather our souls choose for us. – n.r.h. I think that is so true. There is just something about knowing when you have found the right person. It isn’t a choice but a destiny. This couple could not exemplify more that their souls made a pretty solid decision. Head over heals in love! It’s hard to not love love when you see happiness like this. Just beautiful. This is the…
  • Destination Wedding | Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

    Melissa
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:05 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. Intimate destination weddings for Canadian couples at the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale – a beautiful trend. Not surprising since it is starting to get cold in other parts of North America but the weather is just starting to get perfect here. October is a really nice time of the year for a wedding in Arizona. The bride and groom plus a handful of their closest friends and family in this picture perfect desert…
  • Segner Ranch Wedding |Part 2 Film | Private Residence Sedona / Oak Canyon Creek Arizona

    Melissa
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:41 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. Generally I am of the school of thought that less is more. But sometimes you just have to share more because you have to. This is one of those times. Here are the highlights from Keith’s photos of a recent wedding at Segner Ranch in Sedona. A variety of film cameras were used – but his two rangefinders did most of the heavy lifting. Thank you to all the amazing vendors that made S + D day so perfect. This was…
  • Tucson a Destination of Sorts | Westin La Paloma Wedding

    Melissa
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:01 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. A sneak peek from of our second photographer - a recent wedding at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. (yes, yes, yes there are some digital images taken during the wedding day – hard not to because we want to be able to share a little tiny something with our couples while we patiently await their film to be processed at a fabulous lab.) Can’t wait to share everything with this super special couple. Tucson…
  • Best Day Ever | Wedding at Segner Ranch Sedona

    Melissa
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:10 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. This is the tiniest of sneak peeks from our second photographer (who does shoot digital) as we patiently await our film back from the lab. Oh it can be tough to wait, especially when you know how many beautiful images will be on those rolls of film. Patience is a virtue, of which I often am lacking!!!! Especially when it comes to seeing wedding film. But the wait will be worth it. We just get so excited! I will definitely…
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    alafoto.com

  • OPA #61 – Naomi Campbell By Anton Corbijn

    Alafoto
    15 Nov 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Naomi Campbell by talented celebrities ‘hunter’ Anton Corbijn, 1995. Related posts: Naomi Campbell for Harper’s Bazaar March 2012 OPA #27 – Naomi Campbell by Terry O’Neill, 1993 OPA #53 – Naomi Campbell by Arthur Elgort Naomi Campbell on Interview by Mert & Marcus Markus Klinko, Indrani and Double Exposure
  • An afternoon with naked Kim Kardashian

    Alafoto
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
    (18+) People can’t seem to get enough of Kim Kardashian. On Tuesday, Paper magazine tweeted out a version of its Winter 2014 covers, one of which features the oil-covered reality star revealing her bare butt with the caption “Break the Internet Kim Kardashian.” The reality star bared all for the cover of Paper magazine. Chris […] Related posts: Helen Flanagan gets NAKED for 2014 Calendar Carolina Ardohain (Pampita) – new Kim Kardashian? OPA #33 – Scarlett Johansson for V Magazine Actual Britney Spears photo or a caricature on ‘Lucky’? Dark…
  • Happy Halloweeeeeeeen! 150 frightened wallpapers for your desktop!

    Alafoto
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    SEE FULL  COLLECTION SEE FULL  COLLECTION SEE FEW OF THEM HERE: Related posts: Valentinize your desktop! 80 Valentine Wallpapers Happy Halloween! 200 Horror Wallpapers Happy Holidays to all! Happy New Year! Happy Valentine from Alafoto! Grab Your 101 Gift!
  • 150 BOOtiful Halloween Costume ideas

    Alafoto
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    13131313131313131313131313 … … … Boooootiful Halloween is here!! Sick of asking friends what you should be for Halloween or spending way too much time googling costume ideas? Well, you’re in luck. Check here 150 crazy and fantastic Halloween costume ideas! And please find some useful places on internet: pinterest.com/worlds/halloween-costume-ideas/ popsugar.com/smart-living/Cheap-Homemade-Halloween-Costumes-20064402 Halloween Costume Contest: costume-works.com/halloween-costume-contest.html Also […] Related posts: Have a BOOtiful Halloween! New Wallpapers…
  • Underwater Mermaid Moms by Adam Opris

    Alafoto
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
    “My name is Adam Opris and I am a wedding and lifestyle photographer by day and underwater photographer by night. I am always trying to push the envelope and create art through people and their stories. I grew up in South Florida with a love for everything outdoors. I’ve practically lived in the ocean my […] Related posts: Neil Craver Underwater Nude The Best Underwater Photographs of the World, 2010 Vintage Underwater Modeling Natural Beauty of People by Lena Sanz Sequence Photography
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    Fine Art Nature Photography Blog

  • Canon 100-400mm II USM Lens Announcement

    Ben Neumann
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    Today them Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens was announced. It’s said to be shipping sometime in December and will be available for $2199 US dollars. The original 100-400 was a workhorse for many landscape and wildlife photographers. It’s been quoted by many as the best all around wildlife lens. Of course this was before the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens with Internal 1.4x Extender was introduced, but as you can see, that’s out of the price range for many photographers. The Canon EF 100-400mm II is about the size of a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II…
 
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    Thin spiral notebook

  • What’s his angle

    Tara R.
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:54 pm
    He is an angular man, obtuse with a straight-edged mentality. Two-dimensional in his scope, wavering neither up nor down. Square-jawed masculinity shades his inner disarray. His flippant tongue has gotten him in trouble more than once. Cutting remarks cannot be […]
  • Holiday shopping season

    Tara R.
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:21 pm
    It’s less than a week from Thanksgiving, Christmas decorations and artificial trees have been on display since before Halloween, and the righteous indignation surrounding Black Friday shopping has reached a fevered pitch. Most of my holiday shopping is now done […]
  • Guardian at the gate

    Tara R.
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    Stoic and stalwart War tested, ever watchful Travelers’ guardian There is a regional airport about 10 miles from where I live. It’s attached to Eglin Air Force Base near Fort Walton Beach, FL. Eglin AFB is one of the largest […]
  • Whispered wishes

    Tara R.
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Summer fields, verdant with sunshine and warm rain, burst open with dollops of yellow radiance. Promises of long, leisurely days, and sweet, gentle nights sway in the breeze, wafting honey perfume. Dogs days, sultry and ardent, yearn for one last […]
  • Proceed with caution

    Tara R.
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Quentin pounded the steering wheel, rocking his car with the intensity of his anger. Abigail was gone, and he needed to find out what happened to her. His phone chirped, notifying him of an incoming text from Kathy. “Cop n […]
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    Lens Diaries

  • Photography Reflectors — Subtractive Lighting

    rolandogomez
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    The Black Reflector In the beginning of the “Photography Reflectors” series of articles, we talked about several fabrics used with the California Sunbounce system of reflectors, silver, white, gold and zebra. Most photographers usually think about these types of reflector fabrics, but seasoned veteran photographers also know the importance of black fabric reflectors. Black reflectors [...]
  • Photography Reflectors—The Golden Rule

    rolandogomez
    9 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    It’s About Using The Right Tool While many will describe my photographic style as warm, and some will even state that I often rely on warming gels and white-balance, I for one will tell you I only use these more warming techniques when I practice photographing women whether it’s fashion, glamour, beauty or fine art [...]
  • Photography Reflectors—Recreating North Light

    rolandogomez
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    As Early As The Renaissance Era In the previous six articles about photography reflectors we’ve covered many topics, but now we’ll focus on using a reflector to create “north light.” No, you don’t have to point your reflector from a northern angle to your subject to gain this effect, but it helps to know the [...]
  • Lighting & Cameras, Paradigm Shifts In Photography

    rolandogomez
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    It’s Happening Now, Don’t Get Left Behind In my last article, Mirrorless Madness Professional Cameras, you became aware of how the Pacific Ocean drowned my Canon DSLR camera during one of my recent Maui photography workshops. If you read the entire article, thank you, and that means you found out that in my search for [...]
  • Mirrorless Madness Professional Cameras

    rolandogomez
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    A New Paradigm Shift In Photography Back in April during our Maui photography workshop I did something a photographer should never do, I turned my back to the ocean while I adjusted my portable Hensel flash system for one of our photographers. Within seconds, the Pacific Ocean decided it would devour my Canon 5D Mark [...]
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    Rocky Mountain School of Photography » Blog

  • Graduated Neutral Density Filters

    website@rmsp.com
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    For landscape photographers the golden hours of light at the beginning and end of day are captivating. Long shadows and dynamic colors that illuminate the natural beauty at this time are certainly magical. Unfortunately, it may be impossible to capture what we see with one exposure because of the limitations in film and camera sensor technology. “Why not” is a good question? Our eyes have a variable aperture called a pupil, so when we view the highlight details (like the sky illuminated by the rising or setting sun) our pupils constrict. When we view the shadow details (like the landscape…
  • Michelle Gustafson’s Eddie Adams Experience

    website@rmsp.com
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    We absolutely love hearing from our graduates after they leave the confines of our classrooms. Whether making a big splash in their industry, or simply continuing to do what they love for themselves alone, we love knowing what they (you!) are up to. To us, the reward is simply knowing that they built their education in our halls and now have the ability to apply it however they want in their own lives. The following is a guest post written by 2011 Career Training Graduate Michelle Gustafson. Michelle recently completed the prestigious, intense, and oh-so-admired Eddie Adams Workshop, held in…
  • False Color Infrared – Digital – Guest Article by Mel Mann

    website@rmsp.com
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    In my previous article, Photography In the Red Zone, I discussed the interesting world of Infrared photography and my experimentation with it. The traditional look of Infrared photography is black and white, and while this can be very dramatic, it’s not the only way you can portray IR photography. There is a version known as false color IR where different colors are matched to specific wavelengths in order to identify objects reflecting them. We’ve seen lots of these images because NASA uses false color IR for many of the earth images made by low orbit satellites. With this you can…
  • HELP PORTRAIT 2014 in Missoula

    website@rmsp.com
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    We’re pretty pleased to be playing a role in an upcoming event in Missoula. Founded by Celebrity Photographer Jeremy Cowart, HELP PORTRAIT is an international, non-profit movement of photographers, hair stylists, makeup artists, and volunteers who use their time, equipment, and expertise to give back to those who may not otherwise have access to professional portraits. Rocky Mountain school of Photography will be the venue for HELP PORTRAIT Missoula which will be taking place on December 6, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Our address is 216 North Higgins Ave., in Missoula, MT. The…
  • Photography in the Red Zone – Guest Article by Mel Mann

    website@rmsp.com
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    It was my good fortune to get a roll of Kodak infrared film recently, giving me a chance to play around with this very different photography medium. In my mind I kept planning to have one of my digital bodies converted to IR but just never got around to it. Film gave me a way to experiment with little cost in time and money; a great opportunity which turned out to be a good motivator. Although the film was fairly old it had been handled carefully and I followed all the handling instructions my local lab manager gave me, resulting in about 50% of the images turning out pretty good. And by…
 
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    Neocamera

  • Nikon 1 J4 Review | Neocamera

    11 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The smallest Nikon mirrorless packs an 18 MP high-speed CMOS sensor capable of 60 FPS drive and full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS, plus slow-motion video up to 1200 FPS.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review | Neocamera

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Uniquely compact mirrorless that features a 16 MP LiveMOS Four-Thirds sensor with ISO 125-25600 range, 1/16000s-60s, 5 FPS drive and full 1080p HD video. Full manual controls and a very complete feature-set.
  • Fuji X30 Review | Neocamera

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Premium compact with a bright 28-112mm F/2-2.8 mechanical-zoom lens and a 12 MP 2/3" X-Trans CMOS II sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF. Now offers a large 0.65X magnification 2.8 MP 100% coverage EVF with Eye-Start sensor. Dual control-dials and full 1080p HD @ 60 FPS.
  • Expert Shield Screen Protector Review | Neocamera

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Expert Shield Screen Protectors offer scratch protection with a crystal clear covering that uses no adhesive.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T5 Review | Neocamera

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Entry-level DSLR with 18 MP, 9-Point Phase-Detect AF, 3 FPS drive and full 1080p HD video in a compact body. The lowest-cost Canon DSLR yet.
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    Ralph Velasco

  • 13 More Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users – Part 2

    RalphVelasco
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
      13 More Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users   Part 2   As promised, here are 13 more categories of a shot list:   FLAGS – Havana, Cuba Flags Time and again, national pride is expressed by the simple display of a country’s flag. Look for city, state and regional examples, as well.     FLORA – Near Essaouira, Morocco Flora If there’s a particular tree, flower or other plant that’s found only at or near your destination, you’ll undoubtedly want to represent it on your shot list.     FROM THE WATER  – Joklsarlon,…
  • Participant Showcase: David Toombs

    RalphVelasco
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:39 am
      Participant Showcase: David Toombs   The Burberry Building in Chicago by David Toombs.   RALPH’S TAKE When David agreed to be highlighted in the Participant Showcase feature on my blog I knew he’d come up with some great images from which to choose.  He submitted several very nice shots from Chicago and one from Copper Canyon, Mexico, where we traveled together this past August 2014 on a small group tour.  He’d already been with me three times in recent years on my Chicago Cultural Tours, smartly joining at different times of year to take advantage of…
  • 13 Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users – Part 1

    RalphVelasco
    9 Nov 2014 | 5:52 pm
      13 Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users   Part 1   This past summer I updated the iPhone app I created, My Shot Lists for Travel, and I also made it go FREE on the iTunes store because I wanted there to be absolutely no barriers for people who had an interest in using the app to create a more well-rounded set of images from their travels.  Since then it’s been downloaded thousands of times by folks using iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch®. SPEAKING OF BARRIERS All along non-iOS users have asked me when I’d be coming out with a version of…
  • Announcing My Latest Trip: Romania

    RalphVelasco
    8 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
      I’m proud to announce my latest itinerary to one of my new favorite countries, Romania.  Recently I was there to scout out this wonderful country and absolutely fell in love with it. The people are incredibly friendly, and very open to being photographed as they go about their daily lives, harvesting hay, making handcrafts, tending to their fields and milking their cows.  The food is out of this world, and the overall quality of the infrastructure (roads, hotels, other services) are very modern, but still allow us to get a real feel for stepping back in time to witness an…
  • Participant Showcase: Pam Degarimore

    RalphVelasco
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:38 pm
      Participant Showcase: Pam Degarimore   Leather craftsman working in Pienza, Italy ~ Copyright 2014 Pam Degarimore   RALPH’S TAKE I’ve really enjoyed traveling to both Cuba and Italy with Pam Degarimore, and her husband, Gary.  They’re both avid photographers and I’m really glad to be able to highlight one of Pam’s images from our recent Magical Tuscany: Land of the Etruscans tour which we held in September 2014. One of our stops was the hill town of Pienza, in the heart of Val d’Orcia, a region of Tuscany.  Pienza is a magical place with…
 
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    Mike Moats

  • Macro Boot Camp – Ocala, Florida – Sold Out

    Mike Moats
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:10 am
    Sold Out – Add your name to waitlist at: macrogeekmike@yahoo.com 2015 Macro Boot Camp – Hilton Hotel, Ocala, Florida, Feb 27,28,March 1, Cost $199
  • Copying Other Photographer’s Work

    Mike Moats
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:54 am
    In my Macro Boot Camps I teach and give examples of how to shoot many different subjects, and how to compose them in the frame. This is designed to give them ideas if they are not artistic enough to do it on their own. Many of the photographers in these workshops will say I don’t want to copy what you are doing. I understand that feeling, as some view it as stealing someone else ideas. Well guess what, it’s been happening since photography books first appeared of parks and places that we travel to shoot. How many times have you seen photographer’s images that copied the…
  • Nik Webinar, Beyond Flowers and Bugs Processing

    Mike Moats
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:52 am
    Macro Photography – Beyond Flower and Bugs – Nik Software Webinar.   Share through social media, click links at bottom of this article. Website, Workshops and E-Books Macro Courses Online Click Here You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com To save 15% on Topaz products click here Like my Facebook Page
  • Adding Borders To Your Images

    Mike Moats
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:06 am
      _______________________________________________ Share through social media, click links at bottom of this article. Website, Workshops and E-Books Macro Courses Online Click Here You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com To save 15% on Topaz products click here
  • Macro Photographers Can Be More Creative

    Mike Moats
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:58 am
    There are a lot of reason why I like macro nature photography. We have tons of subjects to shoot close to home, subjects change through out the season, we control the light, you can get by with just one lens if you’re on a limited budget. Another advantage we have as macro photographers is that we can be more artistic. We can create abstracts with the subjects we shoot and also have the ability to create interesting artwork using the shallow depth of field. Sure landscape photographers can do some motion blurs and swirl the camera for a few interesting effects, but they can’t come…
 
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    Steve G. Bisig Photography

  • Old Dock Pilings, Tacoma, Washington, 2014

    Steve
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Old Dock Pilings, Tacoma, Washington A black and white photograph of old dock pilings from the Dickman Mill on the Puget Sound, Ruston Way, Tacoma, Washington. Image 140124-1349. One of a collection of photographs from my photography project Foggy Morning on the Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, 2014 Purchase Print The post Old Dock Pilings, Tacoma, Washington, 2014 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Autumn Forest, Meadow Pass, Washington, 2013

    Steve
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Autumn Forest, Meadow Pass, Washington A photograph of the Autumn forest next to Forest Road 118 near Meadow Pass in the Central Washington Cascades. Image 131011-0501. This photo is one of a series of images from my Pacific Northwest nature and landscape photography project titled Autumn in Washington State, 2013 Purchase Print The post Autumn Forest, Meadow Pass, Washington, 2013 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Foggy Alpine Landscapes No. 4, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2014

    Steve
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    Foggy Alpine Landscapes No. 4, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington A black and white photograph of a corner of Frozen Lake as viewed on foggy, late Summer day during a visit to the Sunrise area of Mount Rainier National Park, Washington. Image 140918-5384. This photo is one of a series of images from my Pacific Northwest black and white landscape photography project titled Foggy Alpine Landscapes, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2014 Purchase Print The post Foggy Alpine Landscapes No. 4, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2014 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Alpine Lichen No. 4, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2014

    Steve
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Alpine Lichen No. 4, Washington A black and white macro photograph of a large clump of lichen found in the Mt Rainier National Park near Chinook Pass, Washington. Image 140711-4448. This photo is one of a series of images from my Pacific Northwest black and white nature photography project titled Alpine Lichen, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2014 Purchase Print The post Alpine Lichen No. 4, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2014 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Remnants of an Old Farm, Yakima County, Washington, 2013

    Steve
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Remnants of an Old Farm, Yakima County, Washington In rural Yakima County, East of Yakima, Washington sits an old farm along the road. There is an old house, an old car and this old shed. On the morning I was at this location, the sun had just rose and was casting golden light of the sunrise upon the grassy field, the shed and the Rattlesnake Hills in the background. Image 130518-8073. This photograph is one of a series of images from my Pacific Northwest rural photography project titled Abandoned Farm, Yakima County, Washington, 2013 Purchase Print The post Remnants of an Old Farm, Yakima…
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    PHOTO JOURNEY

  • JPEGs opening up in Adobe Photoshop Elements on double-click || How to select an application for opening a particular file by default?

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Many times we see people asking about a very annoying problem through which JPEG or other image formats start opening with random applications installed and even it's annoying at times, when your photographs stat opening up in Adobe Photoshop Elements Editor for viewing them. Let's see how it happens and how to get rid of such problems -READ MORE =>>
  • How to import Contacts from V-Cards, Microsoft Outlook OR Outlook Express to Adobe Photoshop Elements Organizer?

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Adobe Photoshop Elements Organizer being a media management software helps in huge way when it comes to sharing your Photographs with Clients, Friends or Family. There are lot of sharing workflows which include Photo-Mails, Photographs as attachments in an email, Share to online portals like Flickr and Facebook etc. For email workflows, we can also keep all appropriate Contact-Ids, so that we need not remember emails ids all the time or need not to open other software to check contacts/email-ids. Contacts can be very easily imported from Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express or V-Cards into…
  • Processing, Exporting and Saving Raw Files || Which format is best to save the RAW Changes - JEPG, PNG, TIFF or something Else?

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:15 pm
    With increasing Popularity of Digital SLRs and high power of RAW files, most of the folks are moving to shoot in RAW formats like NEF, CR2 etc. So here we are mainly going to discuss the usual workflows of Processing RAW files in Adobe Photoshop Elements, Exporting them into another file format, which format is appropriate as per personal usage goals etc. Let's have a deep dive into ideal workflows for RAW file users.READ MORE =>>
  • Animate your Photographs with LUNAPIC.com

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:18 am
    (Migrated from other blog) Long time back, I was looking for an animation effect which gives a feel of page-flip in a book and found a website called LUNAPIC.com.This website has an online photo editor with lot many options to create animations out of your photographs.Here are few examples of animations created with single clicks. Just give your image and specify the effect you want and you will be see the final result in fractions of a second...READ MORE =>>
  • Beautiful ride in Himalayan Queen from Solan to Barog in Himachal Pradesh | Toy Trains in India

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    Few weeks back I was in Himachal for some work and had a chance to meet my school friend Rajeev who is professor at government degree college in Solan. During this quick meeting, we planned to take a ride of Himalayan Queen from Solan to Barog. Barog is next station when we take Himalayan Queen from Solan, towards Kalka. This Photo Journey shares some photographs from this ride and some interesting facts about Barog Railway Station. I am sure that by end of this Photo Journey, you would add Barog as a destination for 1/2 nights when in Himachal Pradesh.READ MORE =>>
 
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    All About Images Blog

  • Ahni, Zoe, and Noah Webster

    Mark Mizen
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    The rakeshame Ahni, worth little more than a quadrin, and her yoke-mate Zoe maffled the explanation for their tardigradous pace. The wranglesome duo’s babblement became incomprehensible, and Ahni turned into a jackpudding. The nuncupatory Creative Memories remained a mystery to all. See An A to Z of Noah Webster’s Finest Forgotten Words.
  • All About Forever

    Mark Mizen
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:39 am
    Forever preserves memories forever, or at least for the life of the owner plus 100 years. It sounds simple, but it’s not. I spoke with the Glen Meakem, President of Forever, reviewed their documents, and set up a trial account. Forever is a great idea. Forever has even applied for a patent on their business process. What Forever does is to charge a relatively high price for storage and then place the payment in a reserve account where the money is released to the company  a little bit at a time (around 4% per year).  It’s like insurance for your data. And while the system is not…
  • Dr. Mark’s Guide to Photo Safety

    Mark Mizen
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Photo safety is a complex subject and it is difficult to know what to do about it. Here, in one concise list are my recommendations for Ahni, Zoe, Creative Memories, Our Memories for Life, and anyone else concerned about photo safety: Run pH and buffering tests on paper products. These test will verify that the paper is acid-free and buffered to resist the effect of acids in memorabilia and in the environment. Test all colored paper for bleed. Dyes should be an integral part of the paper and not migrate to items attached to the paper. Run the photographic activity test on paper and adhesives.
  • CM Is Back

    Mark Mizen
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Creative Memories is back. It feels like Dr. Seuss and The Cat in the Hat Comes Back. To review, we have had two bankruptcies, one new company, and a liquidation. As we left, Flowerdale had acquired the name, patents, and some production equipment. Today Flowerdale announced their plans for the future. It’s both good news and bad. I’ll go with the good news first. The good news is that Flowerdale is bringing back four bookcloth coversets and white, spargo, and natural refill pages. In addition, Advisors (their new name for Consultants) can earn lots of money, with sales…
  • October 14 is World Standards Day

    Mark Mizen
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    October 14 is World Standards Day. Celebrate! Seriously, international standards ensure high quality products by bringing together experts from various organizations to develop standards for high-quality products. ISO Standard are important for standardizing products and test methods in all industries. For more about ISO standards and photo-safety, see Annual Testing Ensures Photo Safety, Photo Safety, the ISO, and Change, Product Quality and ISO Participation, ISO Image Permanence Standards, and ISO Standards for Photo Books.