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  • Flashing Tokyo: Week 2

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

    PetaPixel
    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:27 pm
    After months of prematurely posted product pages, leaked details, and announcement dates that turned out to be wrong, Adobe will finally be unveiling the next version of Lightroom tomorrow. PhotoRumors is saying that it is 100% sure the program will be announced tomorrow morning (Eastern Time). The murmurings started last week after Scott Kelby began teasing four free live webcasts tomorrow in order to talk and teach about a “big secret thingy.” Here’s something strange, though: PhotoRumors reports that the new software will be called Lightroom CC, suggesting that it will be…
  • Accessory Review: Western Digital My Passport Wireless

    Digital Photography Review
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Western Digital's Wi-Fi enabled My Passport Wireless is a hard drive that features a built-in SD card reader. Alongside the drive, it offers a My Cloud app, allowing photo, video and audio files on the drive to be viewed wirelessly from a phone or tablet. With Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities it could be a very tempting device for roaming photographers who want photo backup without the burden of a laptop. Is it a travel photographer's new best friend? Read review
  • Best Macro Lens for Nikon and Canon DSLRs

    Photography Gear Guide
    nick_vinken
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm
    If you’ve ever tried to capture really small subjects (flowers, insects, etc.) with a regular lens, you’ve probably experienced that this can be quite a hassle. Your pictures probably don’t always come out the way you had imagined them. This is because most standard zoom lenses are not designed for this purpose. If you want to take truly good photos of the microscopic world around you, you’ll need a good Macro Lens. Macro lenses are able to take life-sized images of subjects. This sounds kind of technical, but one could imagine a macro lens as a means of recording the…
  • My Best Yosemite Shot Ever

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    enlightphoto
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
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  • Photos of the Week: 4/11-4/17 (35 photos)

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    This week, we have images of a visit to Coachella, raging fires in Siberia, Yazidi New Year celebrations, a burning Boeoegg in Zurich, the World Pole Dance Championships in Beijing, a gyrocopter on the the lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the Paris Marathon, a robot from the new Star Wars movie, bubbles in Egypt, and much more. A raccoon climbs up a skyscraper in downtown Toronto on April 16, 2015. The raccoon was discovered on the rungs of a crane 58 stories above the street. (Robert MacFarlane/AP)
  • The Cherished Empty Bedrooms of the Sewol Ferry Victims (30 photos)

    15 Apr 2015 | 10:59 am
    Tomorrow will mark the one-year anniversary of the sinking of the ferry Sewol off the coast of South Korea, and the loss of more than 300 people, including 250 students. Some of the families of those students have kept their children’s bedrooms intact to remember and honor their loved ones. The Reuters photographer Kim Hong-Ji visited with a number of these families, photographed their children's empty rooms and belongings, and listened as they spoke of their love for their missing sons and daughters, and their frustration with the way the disaster and its aftermath unfolded. Jung…
  • And Then There Was One (21 photos)

    14 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    Across China, where new developments are keeping pace with the rapidly growing economy, reports continue to surface so-called "nail houses." These properties, standing alone amid the ruins of other buildings, belong to owners who have stood their ground and resisted demolition. Defiant property owners say the compensation being offered is too low. Some of them have remained in their homes for years as their court cases drag on and new construction continues all around them. A few homeowners have won their fights, but most have lost. Meanwhile, these nail houses have become powerful…
  • The Vrontados Rocket War (24 photos)

    13 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    Every year, during Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations, members of rival churches sitting across a small valley stage a traditional "rocket war" by firing thousands of homemade rockets towards each other while services are held in the Greek village of Vrontados. The objective for each side is to strike the bell of the opposing church. The festival, called Rouketopolemos, has been celebrated by the churches of Agios Markos and Panagia Erithiani for at least 125 years. Below are images of this rocket war from the past few years. Homemade rockets streak through the sky during a…
  • Photos of the Week: 4/4-4/10 (35 photos)

    10 Apr 2015 | 10:16 am
    In this week's edition, we have images of Godzilla in Tokyo, the Battle of Appomattox in Virginia, David Cameron feeding a lamb in England, an open-air crack cocaine market in Rio, snorkeling past sheep in Israel, tornado damage in Illinois, a massive pillow fight in Budapest, a whirlwind of volcanic ash in Indonesia, and much more. Girls who survived what activists said was a ground-to-ground missile attack by forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad hold hands at Aleppo's Bab al-Hadeed district on April 7, 2015. (Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters)
 
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  • The 2015 Boston Marathon

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:19 pm
    The running of the world-class Boston Marathon filled the cold and wet streets of the city for the 119th time today. 2013 men’s winner Lelisa Desisa was victorious again this year, two years after he returned his medal to the city in a sign of solidarity after the tragic bombings. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelWellesley College student Cassie Allen cheered on the runners. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
  • Coachella 2015

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    Music fans gathered to hear a wide variety of musical styles at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, held over two weekends in Indio, Calif. More than 100 acts were on the bill of the sold-out event. -- By Lloyd YoungDaniel Kessler of Interpol performs onstage during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 10 in Indio, Calif. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images )
  • Cherry blossoms 2015

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:53 pm
    From Japan to Washington, D.C. people gather to relish the beauty of the blooming cherry tree. Highly aniticpated and heavily photographed, the blossoms are celebrated by many. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelPeople walk under cherry blossoms by the Tidal Basin in Washington,D.C. on April 9. The cherry blossoms were originally a gift from Japan, (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Memories of Abraham Lincoln

    15 Apr 2015 | 12:22 pm
    On April 15 the United States commemorates the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Events will include the re-enactment of his funeral in Springfield, IL, as well as talks and plays at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C., where Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth shot him in 1865. Lincoln, who kept the Union together in the American Civil War and helped secure the end of slavery, has enduring appeal both in the United States and worldwide. -- By ReutersUS President Abraham Lincoln in a portrait taken by Anthony Berger in Washington on Feb. 9, 1864. The…
  • Opening Day at Fenway Park 2015

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:06 am
    With sunny skies and mild temperatures the Red Sox kicked off Opening Day at Fenway Park against the Washington Nationals. Coming off a last place finish in the AL East, the Sox are looking for a turnaround year. -- By Lloyd YoungFans in the Monster Seats in centerfield reacted as a youngster with a glove caught a home run by David Ortiz in the sixth inning. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
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    Digital Photography Review

  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo staff and Daniel Berehulak nab 2015 photography Pulitzers

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Photographers capturing the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and turmoil in Ferguson, Miss. took home this year's Pulitzer prizes for Feature and Breaking News Photography. Daniel Berehulak, a freelancer shooting for the New York Times, was honored for his images from West Africa where he spent four months in the Ebola zone. The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch photography staff was recognized for its coverage of the protests that began there last August following the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Read more
  • Epson launches A2 SureColor SC-P800 printer with UltraChrome HD inks

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:58 am
    Printer manufacturer Epson has announced it will introduce an A2 printer that uses its new extended-life UltraChrome ink-set and will accept roll-fed paper via an optional roll holder. The professional photo printer will be able to produce prints of up to 17in high in panoramic formats as long as 1.1m/43.3in, as well as printing on thick art paper via a front media loader. Read more
  • Accessory Review: Western Digital My Passport Wireless

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Western Digital's Wi-Fi enabled My Passport Wireless is a hard drive that features a built-in SD card reader. Alongside the drive, it offers a My Cloud app, allowing photo, video and audio files on the drive to be viewed wirelessly from a phone or tablet. With Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities it could be a very tempting device for roaming photographers who want photo backup without the burden of a laptop. Is it a travel photographer's new best friend? Read review
  • Art Wolfe: In search of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Renowned nature and landscape photographer Art Wolfe has been all over the world during his 40+ year career. In this article he describes his first visit to Antarctica in late 1992, where he went in search of emperor penguins. Braving freezing conditions and dangerous under-maintained airplanes, Art spent $25,000 to take the trip - as it turned out, the first of many. Click through for the full story
  • Scientifantastic - The Time-lapse and Landscape Work of Joe Capra

    19 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photographer Joe Capra got started shooting landscapes but in recent years he's been making a name for himself with high-resolution timelapse videos, shot on dedicated stills cameras and painstakingly put together using specialist software. Click through to view some of his stunning imagery and to learn more about his process in our detailed Q&A
 
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  • Three Important Things for Photographers From Us

    Scott Kelby
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:39 am
    Morning, all. Lots to go over really quickly: (1) The Times Have Changed For Tomorrow’s Free “HUGE Secret Thing For Photographers” Webcasts Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to change the broadcast times for our FOUR free super-secret topic Webinars tomorrow to: 1PM, 3PM, 5PM, and 7PM EDT (New York Time).  BTW: if you’re going all, “Huh? A big secret? What??!!!” here’s the link to Friday’s post that explains it. Sorry about that — it was out of our control (like pretty much everything. LOL!!). These webinars are hosted by RC &…
  • Something really BIG is coming Tuesday for photographers, and we’re all over it!

    Scott Kelby
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    OK, for us, things don’t get much bigger than this — now, unfortunately I can’t tell you actually what it is that’s coming Tuesday, but it’s SO BIG that we’re doing FOUR free live Webcasts on Tuesday and you’re invited (if you’re a photographer, you’re going to want to be there to see and talk about this big secret thingy). Here’s the top secret details: Who: Me and RC (co-hosts of The Lightroom Show) What: Four free LIVE webcasts for photographers Where: http://kelbyone.com/secret When: Tuesday at 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm and 7:00 PM…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Jaw Dropping Landscapes Photo Contest Think you’ve got an award-worthy landscape photo? Want to win a free ticket to Photoshop World, a KelbyOne Live event, or a KelbyOne membership? Submit your best landscape photo to our latest Viewbug contest for your chance to win! For all the details and to submit your photo, just click right here. Canon 7D Mark II with Scott Kelby If a Canon 7D Mark II is in your future or already in your camera bag, then this class is for you! Our own Scott Kelby will get you up to speed on everything you need to know to get started on the right foot with your…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring SharkPixel.com’s Kristina Sherk!

    Brad Moore
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Alright folks, let’s get girlie! Every so often I have people come up to me and ask me about the featured image on my website’s home screen. They say “I love the rainbow lips image! How in the world did you create the rainbow effect from scratch?” My response: I’d shrug, and say “Honestly? I just played around with blend modes.” But to level with you, I honestly created the piece so long ago, that I don’t quite remember the actual steps I took to produce it. So I thought it might be time to do some detective work and dive back into my past to see if…
  • Snapseed 2.0 Is Here!

    RC Concepcion
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
    Hey everyone. RC here. I’m happy to announce that Snapseed by Google just got a MAJOR upgrade and is now live!!! We figured – this is a great time to get some facetime with Google themselves to talk about it! In this bonus episode of The Grid – Scott Kelby and RC Concepcion are joined by Nils Kokemohr of Google to debut the release of this awesome app. Want to See a Whole Class on Snapseed 2.0? I’m a huge fan of the work Google has done with this app. To make it for free takes it to yet another level. How about if we gave you a whole class on using it for free? For a…
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    ShootTokyo

  • Another Convert

    Dave
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:23 pm
    It’s been a while…  I have been super busy with work and trying to dedicate more time for studying Japanese so this is coming at the expense of my ShootTokyo posts.   I am trying to study 1 hour a day and have been pretty good at maintaining that pace for a while now so I am going to continue to focus on that for now.   Giving all I have going on I will likely be able to post about once a week on ShootTokyo. I have a pretty brutal travel schedule coming up.  I’ll be heading to NYC the week after next.  I am taking off a few days at the end to dedicate to photography so…
  • Spring Time in Tokyo

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

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

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

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

  • Joe McNally Shares Tips & His Love For Photography

    Nathaniel Chu
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:08 am
    Image by Joe McNally Watch The Full Video Check out our latest episode with professional photographer “the Jackie Chan of photography” Joe McNally. In this raw footage, Joe shares what he is most passionate about in photography and what he relishes most about being behind the camera. In addition, he talks about his famous Hollywood sign photo which features model Michelle Yeoh dangling from a helicopter. Be sure to pay attention to the steps he goes through prior to each shoot and what it takes to get the best shots. More of Joe McNally’s work can be found on his website.
  • How Social Media Can Help Your Photography Career

    Nathaniel Chu
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:09 am
    How Social Media Can Help Your Photography Career The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki You are a good photographer, maybe even great. You’ve dedicated countless time and effort into improving your craft and the most courageous moment of your life may have been the instance you decided to follow your passion and make photography your career. But, even the best photographers fall victim to the role of a starving artist; the key to success is being able to market yourself and your work; that’s where social media comes in. The Art of Social Media is one of 13 books written by…
  • Drones Make Aerial Videography Better

    Ameeta
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Image via Forbes.com DJI, the largest consumer drone manufacturer has unveiled the Phantom 3, the newest consumer drone. The Phantom 3 will be equipped with a better camera and flight controls than other models. The drone will include DJI’s Lightbridge technology which will allow the operator to see what the drone sees when in flight. A three-axis gimbal will hold the camera and provide smooth video, despite wind turbulence. Apart from the drone itself, DJI’s mobile app will also receive some upgrades. The new update will come a flight simulator, and a new director feature that…
  • Jeff Johnson Tips On Travel Photography & Composition

    Nathaniel Chu
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:41 am
    Image by Jeff Johnson Watch The Full Video Jeff Johnson is a photographer for Patagonia and was also the star of the movie 180 Degrees South. He is always out in the world capturing outstanding photographs from his adventures. On this episode of Advancing Your Photography, he joins Marc and shares his tips for travel photography as well as some of the challenges he faces. A key component in photography is to be able to bring the feel of being in the moment to the audience. Being able to capture an image without disturbing it is key to taking great images. Jeff describes his approach to…
  • Why People Didn’t Smile In Old Photographs

    Ameeta
    8 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Image via vox.com Ever look at old pictures and wonder why people are not smiling? Even in the happiest of occasions, people in the pictures are expressionless. Did people not have fun back in the day? Well, it turns out this was not the case. There were multiple reasons as to why people did not smile. The first of which is a little more obvious then the others. 1. People did not smile because early technology made it hard to capture smiles. The long exposure times on the cameras made it hard to hold an expression for long periods of time. The exposure time for the larger photographs took as…
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  • The Latest Tech Trends in Real Estate Photography

    Thomas Hawk
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:37 am
    Earlier this week I was checking out a new listing that Kelly and Marvin Deal with Grubb Company here in Oakland, CA have up for a home for sale in the Oakland Hills. Kelly and Marvin helped mrsth and I buy our home in Piedmont a few years back and are excellent real estate agents if you are looking to buy or sell in the East Bay, especially near Piedmont or Oakland. In looking at the listing, I was struck by how sophisticated real estate photography is getting. I’d seen interactive home tours online before, but with the convergence of things like 360 degree cameras and drone…
  • Priime, The Best iPhone Photo Editor I’ve Ever Used

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

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

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

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

    Trey Ratcliff
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Crazy Vehicles in Antarctica I’ve never seen so many different kinds of vehicles. One day I went over to explore the US base — it was really impressive how many types and styles of vehicles were there. I took a ton of photos (naturally)… I need to process them! Daily Photo – Landing in Antarctica Right after getting off the plane, we headed over to this enormous bus — it's called Ivan The Terrabus. I think it's one of the biggest busses in the world… one of the best things about it is that it's fully heated inside. In fact, it was so hot that I had…
  • Driving in Hong Kong

    Trey Ratcliff
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Cosmos This is truly a great series, and I recommend you pick it up and enjoy it with the family. The kids here love it and Tina and I are always impressed at the production quality and the clever way in which they are able to easily explain complex concepts. Daily Photo – Driving in Hong Kong Getting shots from above in cities is quickly becoming one of my new favorite things! Getting this one with the DJI Inspire was very difficult, actually, because the buildings blocked the GPS. There were fairly random winds gusting through the buildings, so it was very challenging to keep it…
  • Organize Your Photos Live event!

    Trey Ratcliff
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:44 pm
    Organize Your Photos Live event! (This video and the special deal will only last 1 more day!) I know some of you have enjoyed the “Organize Your Photos!” tutorial and even if you already have it, you’ll enjoy seeing this, as I’ve added a bit of stuff! Some of it has to do with merging photos I take “on the road” back with the mother lode.  I’m also putting together a strategy around the new all-encompassing Photos app for the Mac. It’s also on sale for the next ONE days at $19 instead of $29 — so be sure to grab it! As always, there will be a live Q&A.  I’ll also…
  • Lion Brothers in the Wild

    Trey Ratcliff
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Upcoming events I’m really looking forward to our big event that starts this week! It’s all sold out, but we do have some future ones coming, including a combo yoga/photography adventure here in New Zealand as well as an unannounced Venice one… but watch The Events Page here to see what is coming up soon! Daily Photo – Lion Brothers in the Wild We sat here and watch a pride of lions for several hours. They were so interesting… these are slightly older brothers, and you can see one of them is starting to get his mane. Nearby, their mom was sleeping on her side…
  • Exploring New Zealand on the way to Antarctica

    Trey Ratcliff
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    More from Lake Tekapo See this church below? Here’s another video that I shot in this area a few years ago when I was using the Sony NEX system… of course, now I’ve moved to the Sony A7 system! You can read more about these and more on the Reviews page here on the site. Daily Photo – Exploring New Zealand on the way to Antarctica Stu and I had a really fun road trip on the way to Christchurch, where we took a flight down to Antarctica. Along the way, we had a fun night here in Tekapo. There's actually an AMAZING sushi restaurant right by here… we stayed…
 
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  • How to Pack Your Camera for an Afternoon Hike

    traingeek
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. So you’re going out into nature to do some photography. Maybe you’re heading out to a scenic location to capture the sunset, or you’re in search of wildlife. How do you bring your camera along and protect it, while still having it accessible? In this article we will talk about ways to carry your camera and have it ready for those surprise moments. What to Bring? The first thing to consider is what gear do you need to bring with you. Do you really need that…
  • Death by Digital Format. Print or Die! [PS 6]

    Darin Mellor
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Erica Kay sits down with Nick Page & Darin Mellor to discuss why it is important to get clients & photographers to print their work.  Beyond file preservation, the three explore why our work always looks best in print. What’s in this episode: Why our work looks best in print. Educating clients; a DVD/CD is as useful as a floppy disk in five years! – Make sure your clients are backing up their files. Wedding Albums have stood the test of time. The Millennial…
  • Visualizing Before Shooting! [IP 119]

    Darin Mellor
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:50 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jim sits down with Jeff Harmon, Erica Kay, Nick Page, & Darin Mellor to nerd out with Photography news & provide insight into visualizing the shoot before looking through the viewfinder.  Hear all of our strategies to see how we come up with creative ideas & photos. What’s in this episode: Improve Photography’s April Photo Contest.  Use #improvphotography on Instagram to participate by April 30, 2015! Apple Buys LinX, an Israeli Camera Tech Company,…
  • Photo Taco – 5 Sports Tips

    Jeff Harmon
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:15 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Nick Page takes you through 5 important tips to consider when shooting sports. The post Photo Taco – 5 Sports Tips appeared first on Improve Photography.
  • 11 Tips For Taking Cozy Campfire Pictures

    Jennie Harless
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Although the official start of summer is months away, many of us are already dreaming up fun outdoor adventures. Camping is often synonymous with summer, and one of my favorite things to capture while camping is sitting around the campfire–roasting s’mores, singing songs, reading stories, talking and laughing. Taking pictures of a campfire scene, though, can be tricky. Keep these 11 tips in mind, however, and you’ll be able to successfully capture many special…
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  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

    Doug
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:02 am
    With a new 40 megapixel mode and improved in-body image stabilization, the OM-D E-M5 Mark II is already one of the hottest cameras of the year. As All About the Gear approaches its second anniversary, CameraLabs.com’s Gordon Laing joins host Doug Kaye to review Olympus’ latest addition to their micro four-thirds camera line. Sporting improved controls, a […] The post Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP 408 – The DJI Phantom 3 and Apple Photos

    Bruce
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    On this episode of TWiP, we're discussing DJI's new Phantom 3 & Canon's XC10 camcorder. Plus Apple releases Photos and Linkedin is planning to buy Lynda.com for $1.5 billion. The post TWiP 408 – The DJI Phantom 3 and Apple Photos appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Street Focus 30: Street Legal with The Copyright Zone Guys

    Valerie
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    On this Street Legal Special Ed Greenberg and Jack Reznicki of The Copyright Zone answer legal questions on various aspects of street photography and more. The post Street Focus 30: Street Legal with The Copyright Zone Guys appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP Weddings 09: Wedding Day Walk-Thru

    Bruce
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    This week on TWiP Weddings, Bryan, Robert, and Bruce walk you through the first half of the wedding day and dig into the gear they use, how they approach each part of the day, and tips and advice for capturing great images. The post TWiP Weddings 09: Wedding Day Walk-Thru appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Your Itinerary 25: Travel with Wedding Pro William Innes

    Rob
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:52 am
    Professional wedding photographer William Innes shares tips and insight for better travel and better travel photography. The post Your Itinerary 25: Travel with Wedding Pro William Innes appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • Print on-the-fly with Polaroid’s new Zip mobile printer

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:10 pm
    In January, Polaroid announced the impending arrival of its Polaroid Zip mobile printer. Today, the Zip printer goes live, bringing Polaroid’s proprietary Zink (Zero-Ink) technology to the next level. The Zip printer uses Bluetooth/NFC technology to crank out 2x3-inch color prints from iOS or Android devices. This is done through Polaroid’s Zink technology, which uses a small element to heat amorphochromic crystals embedded inside the paper. Zip’s design takes queues from Polaroid’s iconic rainbow stripe days and blends them... (read more)
  • Kipon unveils world’s first Canon EF-MFT electronic autofocus adapter

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
        Lens adapter manufacturer Kipon has unveiled the world’s first Canon EF-MFT electronic autofocus adapter. Five years ago Kipon developed the world’s first Canon EF lens on Micro Four Thirds body mechanical adapter with a built-in iris. Today, they improve upon the feat with a completely automatic adapter that enables Canon EF and EF-S lenses on any Micro Four Thirds camera body. The new adapter features electronic contacts and a built-in circuit board which work together to transmit autofocus,... (read more)
  • Photoflex says its back in business, looking for ‘opportunities’ to keep it alive

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:39 am
        On April 1st, lighting gear manufacturer Photoflex announced via its website it was closing its doors after 30 years of business. But it appears the end might not be as near as they thought. Yesterday, Photoflex posted an updated message on its website stating the company is currently ‘in the process of working through opportunities that will keep Photoflex open.’ In the meantime, the message encourages photographers to ‘buy with confidence,’ considering Photoflex is ‘back in business.’ Information is sparse in regards to what... (read more)
  • The problem with promising pictures

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:36 am
      Angus McDougall, legendary photojournalism professor, 1917-2009 I’m sure most professional photographers can relate to the cartoon above. That brings me to one of the most influential people in my life. His name was Angus McDougall. I’ve mentioned him before in my Tips and I’m sure he’ll resurface again; he certainly does in my dreams. He was my college photography professor. He was a legendary newspaper photographer and a gargantuan personality and yes, his name was really Angus McDougall. He once called me on the carpet in a... (read more)
  • Startup Light “reimagines photography” - Will phones finally compete with cameras for image quality?

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:53 pm
        Smartphones have pretty much devoured the point & shoot camera market, but their somewhat wide-angle lenses and inability to zoom has left room in the market for pocket cameras. Looking upmarket, smartphones' (usually) itty-bitty sensors haven't been any kind of a challenge to higher-end cameras when it comes to image quality. Image quality and zoom might not be such big stumbling blocks in the near future, though, thanks to technology from a startup company called Light, who have only just now beginning to talk about their... (read more)
 
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 21 April 2015, Tuesday

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    NIKON D750 DEALS: D750 body for $1,997 and D750 with 24-120mm for $2,697— both with free US shipping. Also get the D750 for $1,997 at Adorama as well as the D750 and 24-120mm for $2,797 at Adorama. More Nikon D750 kits.   Lexar Deals Lexar 32GB SD Card Class 10, 2-Pack: $29.95 total. Lexar 32GB 1066x Compact Flash, 4-Pack: $199.95 total.   New: 1X.com photo tutorials. Learn how to make these and more at 1X. Here you can see great photos, as well as how they were made. Check it out.   New: Fuji XF 16mm (24mm eq.) f/1.4 lens. Yes! Fuji doesn't mess around and has a new…
  • 20 April 2015, Earth Day

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    I don't shop retail. It's not just the pollution we would generate ourselves, but the traffic we make worse for everyone, and all the pollution caused by those who had to come to work the old retail stores, as well as all the land destroyed to make those stores. I buy online only. Adorama, Amazon, B&H and the others can easily supply the entire world's photo and general needs, and take up far less real estate and consume far, far less resources than the distributed thousands and thousands and thousands of retail chain stores that pollute our world. Adorama and B&H each have one store,…
  • 16 April 2015, Thursday

    15 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    DEAL: Fuji S9200 w/50x optical zoom: $159. Was $299.   Salad Days ahead for Pirate Radio You should know I've always wanted my own pirate radio station, at least since the 1970s when I did legitimate radio for a living. The cockles of my heart were warmed when I read that the FCC is running out of money and closing a lot of field offices. Pirates usually operate without much interference from the FCC, especially so long as they don't become too annoying. In fact, most just go on until they start selling ad space and really annoying the other stations. I know of a guy who was on the air…
  • 15 April 2015, Wednesday

    14 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Think Tank Anniversary Deals Think Tank, the world's best pro bag maker, just celebrated its 10th anniversary this weekend. Here's a special: get an Urban Disguise bag between now and May 15th, and you'll also get a Shoulder Harness v2.0 (backpack harness) by mail for free. As always, you folks get to pick any of these free goodies with any order over $50, including the Urban Disguise deal (thus get one of the below free as well as the free shoulder harness): Pixel Pocket Rocket Pro DSLR Battery Holder Limited Edition Pixel Pocket Rocket Modular Pixel Pocket Rocket  
  • 14 April 2015, Tuesday

    13 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    SCAM: No Grail for Sale Hee hee, as I suspected could have been the case, it was all a scam. You can't sell a Grail as they are unobtainable. The listing was bogus; they really do sell for about $24,000 each when they actually sell. Most likely some wiseguy got someone else's eBay password and created the bogus listing with images copied from Hong Kong listings. Happens all the time in Romania, another tip off besides the seller's complete lack of any photo gear transactions, was that it was a three-day auction; get in and get out. No worries, when you bid in these all it costs you is time,…
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    Strobist

  • Your Basic Lighting Kit: A Spin Around the Block

    12 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    So you bit the bullet and spent ~$100 for the stuff needed to turn your hot shoe flash into a mini portable studio lighting system. What do you with the box of stuff the UPS guy just dropped onto your dorstep? Where do you start?That is exactly the gap we explore whenever I teach a beginner's lighting class. So today we are going to walk through a "first steps" exercise. Read more »
  • On Assignment: I Got Rhythm

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

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

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

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

  • Lessons From the Hudson River School of Painting

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    There are many ways to improve as a landscape and nature photographer, and most involve learning both the art and craft of photography. The internet is overflowing with tips, techniques, how-to’s, and an ever growing list of experts who can show you how to capture an award winning image. Missing from this approach, however, is [Read More] The post Lessons From the Hudson River School of Painting appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • The Landscape Photography Workshop – Book Review

    Michael Williams
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:35 pm
    The Landscape Photography Workshop Ross Hoddinott & Mark Bauer Ammonite Press www.ammonitepress.com ISBN 978-1-90770-897-8 $24.95 What novice photographer doesn’t want to take a workshop and learn it all? Who among the veteran photographers reading Luminous Landscape sometimes needs a quick refresher on a topic covered in some only half remembered class taken long ago? What [Read More] The post The Landscape Photography Workshop – Book Review appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • Precise Digital Exposure

    Anders Loof
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    The Basis Is Per Ansel Adams ETTR gives a correct exposure for optimum color and tonal densities, and the reason was as explained by Michael Reichmann in the article Expose (to the) Right in 2003. Most of us apply ETTR per that method by applying averaged or matrix metering with exposure compensation. Our departure point [Read More] The post Precise Digital Exposure appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • Luminous-Landscape Takes A Road Trip

    Kevin Raber
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:18 pm
    It’s been awhile since Chris, Michael and I have been on the road together.  This week we’ll be heading to Seattle, WA and Oregon for busy days of meetings, videos interviews, product testing and some new video material with Michael and me.  Plus, we’ll be photographing together; there is nothing like being out in the landscape shooting [Read More] The post Luminous-Landscape Takes A Road Trip appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • Turning An Idea Into A Photographic Product – Macro Lighting Tool

    Sam Granger
    12 Apr 2015 | 4:50 am
    Publishers Note:  We have recently shared stories on how photographers have used Kickstarter (crowd funding) to raise money for book publishing projects.  Today we share the journey of another individual who is using Kickstarter but this time to develop a unique photographic product.  I saw the press release on this project and thought what a cool idea.  I really [Read More] The post Turning An Idea Into A Photographic Product – Macro Lighting Tool appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
 
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    The Online Photographer

  • Should You Ever Work for Free?

    Michael Johnston
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Should you ever work for free or give your work away? This insoluble and always dicey question has come up again recently, when a photographer who has worked with the indie band Garbage was asked to contribute his work for free to a book being put out by the band (which, ironically, has championed musicians' rights to be paid for their work). Photographer Pat Pope wrote an open letter to the band, which he posted on Facebook, and it was written up in The Guardian. It seems to me photographers' responses to this thorny question will differ depending on whether they're looking to…
  • Fuji XF 16mm f/1.4 Available for Pre-Order

    Michael Johnston
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:41 am
    Other APS-C systems—even the well-established Canikon DSLR systems—are frequently criticized for lack of wide-angle primes (Pentax excepted). Not so Fuji. The well-regarded Zeiss Touit 12mm is available in X-mount, and Fuji's own XF 14mm is already praised as one of the best lenses in the Fuji system. But it's an ƒ/2.8 lens—hardly a hardship for a 21mm-e, as photographers are well used to lenses becoming slower as the angles of view widen. But if you do want something two stops faster, Fuji has made good on it roadmapped promise for a superfast 24mm-e (a lens with the same…
  • The Sally Mann Article

    Michael Johnston
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:39 am
    Most of the photography world (the part that matters, anyway) is talking about Sally Mann's article in the New York Times, published yesterday. In it, Sally writes at length, and movingly, about the fallout from her 1992 book Immediate Family. Although we're not in touch any more, I was acquainted with Sally during the time she was working on the pictures for that book—I was a guest at Sally and Larry's country place on the Maury River several times, and I met their kids when they were kids. I tried to convince her to have the book published by Jack Woody of Twin Palms...the…
  • Crack for Lens Addicts

    Michael Johnston
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    Don't think I'm not tempted by this idea. Is not the Sony A7II, with its full-frame mirrorless sensor, in-body image stabilization (IBIS), and multiple available adapters, the ideal workhorse body for the lens-obsessed? In the last millennium I used to daydream of being able to use selected lenses from a variety of systems and makers on the same body. I don't think my daydreams used to go as far as what's actually possible with the A7II (or any other A7, if you don't mind not having IBIS). My inner nerd—not very well buried in the best of circumstances—feels the…
  • How the (Camera) World Changes

    Michael Johnston
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:16 am
    It was three years, four months, and 27 days ago that TOP declared the Sony NEX-7 "the Most Desirable Camera on the Planet." At the time the NEX-7 had just been introduced and was very hard to get, and the body alone sold for just a tick shy of $1,200. Dpreview called it "something of a technological triumph for Sony." Most reviews were admiring raves. NEX-7 pride of ownership soared high. Camera half-lives are very short these days.The now nearly forgotten NEX-7. That was then. Now, more than 21 dog-years later, the NEX name is kaput, and the very last remainders of the…
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    Nikonians News

  • New version of mGallery for Android

    16 Apr 2015 | 7:22 am
    Nikonians mGallery, mobile app enabling photography professionals and enthusiasts to showcase their portfolio on the go, has just been upgraded.
  • Hulbert's Urban Photography workshop heads for London

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Rick Hulbert's next Urban and Street Photography workshop is set for London, May 14-17, 2015.Rick is one of the best at teaching photographers how to see in the urban, built environment. He's practiced as a professional architect for decades and when he combines that knowledge with his excellence in photography you are set for a top-notch workshop.
  • THE NIKONIAN #58 now available

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:06 pm
    THE NIKONIAN #58 is ready for download for all Silver, Gold and Platinum members. Non-members and members on basic level can still access individual issues through our eZine app. This is the second eZine edition published in the new format designed to improve readability and the whole visual experience.
  • Berger Bros. Specials for a limited time

    14 Apr 2015 | 4:45 pm
    If you have been looking for a great deal on the Nikon D810, D4S and D750, check out the latest specials from our friends at Berger Bros.
  • Fall ANPAT seats going fast

    7 Apr 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the 15th Anniversary ANPAT (Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip) to the Badlands in South is already about half sold out. Join us as we celebrate the Nikonians' 15th year of operation by doing what we do best ... taking pictures! The anniversary ANPAT runs from September 26 to October 3 in South Dakota. Trip Coordination and leadership duties are in the hands of Moderating Team member Eric Bowles.
 
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    Imaging Insider

  • Fusion brings Advanced HDR to iPhone/iPad

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:42 am
    Tweet East Coast Pixels, Inc. today introduces Fusion 1.0, an advanced HDR app for iOS devices. Fusion creates HDR (high dynamic range) photos by capturing different exposures then combining them into one perfectly exposed photo. The Fusion camera evaluates the scene to compute three exposures and captures them instantaneously. The exposures are analyzed then seamlessly fused together taking the best exposed areas of each one, to create one stunning final image. Concord, Massachusetts – East Coast Pixels, Inc. today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Fusion…
  • New Epson UltraChrome HD Pigment Ink Technology Delivers the Highest Print Permanence Ratings Ever Achieved for Epson UltraChrome Inks

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:26 am
    Tweet All-New Photographic Pigment Ink Technology Featured in Epson SureColor Large-Format Photo Printers Preserves the Legacy of the Print LONG BEACH, Calif. – April 15, 2015 – Epson America, Inc. today achieved a milestone in photographic ink technology and print longevity with preliminary print permanence ratings for its all-new Epson UltraChrome HD pigment ink technology, according to comprehensive tests conducted by Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. (WIR), the world’s leading independent permanence testing laboratory. While accelerated display permanence tests are still underway, the…
  • Epson Unveils New SureColor P800 17-Inch Wide Professional Printer

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:08 am
    Tweet Epson SureColor P800 Features Unique Imaging Technology for Producing Professional Color and Black-and-White Photographic Prints LONG BEACH, Calif. – April 14, 2015 – Epson today announced the highly anticipatedSureColor P800 printer, representing a new benchmark in photographic print quality. Designed for professional use, the SureColor P800 is a full 17-inch wide borderless printer with unique Epson MicroPiezo AMCTM printhead technology. Leveraging an all-new Epson UltraChromeHD eight-color pigment ink set, the SureColor P800 is capable of producing the next generation of color…
  • Epson Brand Marks 40 Years

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    12 Apr 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Tweet - TOKYO, Japan, April 13, 2015 - Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, “Epson”) on June 12, 2015, will mark the 40th anniversary of the Epson brand the company uses on many of its products and services. To commemorate this anniversary, we at Epson aim to show our appreciation to the stakeholders who have supported our brand over the years. We will also take a retrospective look at the meaning of the brand and reaffirm our commitment to continuing to provide our customers with products that surprise and delight. Epson (then Daiwa Kogyo) was founded in 1942. Originally a…
  • LYTRO DESKTOP 4.2 AVAILABLE NOW

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:58 am
    Tweet With over 120 million Living Pictures shared and viewed on pictures.lytro.com, there’s a lot of love for light field content in our community of photographers. The new Lytro Desktop 4.2 update makes it even easier to share that love. With improved sharing support, a slew of new editing features and other useful workflow improvements, we’re confident that you’ll appreciate the updates in the latest release of Lytro Desktop. Sharing Improvements We’ve improved the sharing process inseveral important areas. Now you can post your Living Pictures directly to your 500px photo…
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    Photofocus

  • When It Comes To The Photography Business, Things Change

    scottbourne
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    I recently found out that Photoflex has closed it’s doors (https://photoflex.com.) While I never had a close relationship with Photoflex, and they weren’t ever sponsors here at Photofocus, I used many of their products over the years and even often referred new photographers to the Photoflex lineup of affordable, high-quality products. They consistently offered good value. For three decades, Photoflex filled photography studios around North America (and the world) with gear. I am sure I am not alone in my sadness over this sudden news. For many of you it’s no big deal. You may not have…
  • Finessing a Post-Crop Vignette in Lightroom

    Levi Sim
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Vignettes are a two edged sword, and many of us fall to their siren song. Vignettes can really make your photographs look masterfully finished, but they can easily be applied too heavily and overshadow the real subject of the image. Right now I’ll show you my favorite way to control Post-Crop Vignettes in the Effects tab. This article is adapted from our book, Develop Great Images Adobe Photoshop Lightroom available on iTunes and PDF for all devices. Post-Crop Vignette for the Finished Crop The name Post-Crop Vignettes used to confuse me, but then I learned that it’s differentiate from…
  • Embracing the Light — Leonard Nimoy

    Richard Harrington
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    Embracing the Light Collected bits of truth Shimmering sparks Shards of light Merge Healing Restoring Bursting Bright Rising in divine ecstatic flame. ― Leonard Nimoy, ShekhinaFiled under: Inspiration
  • Repairing Old Photos in Photoshop

    Howard Pinsky
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Have any old photos lying around?  Whether you want to repair some family heirlooms or add a new service to your photo business, we’ve got you covered. Learn how to repair old photos in Photoshop using the Healing Brush, Spot Healing Brush, and the Clone Stamp Tools. Tools used in this tutorial: Spot Healing Brush: This tool works just like a brush. When you dab or create a brush stroke, Photoshop will analyze the surrounding area, and attempt to replace your blemish with that information. For best results, the Spot Healing Brush should be used for smaller blemishes, such as pimples or…
  • An Introduction to Adobe Comp

    Eric Renno
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:46 am
    Adobe Comp is one of a few new apps released for the iPad by Adobe of late. Comp allows designers to quickly build mock-ups of their project and then send them to Indesign, Photoshop or Illustrator for completion. This video is an introduction to the app, highlighting the building blocks for creating comps quickly and easily. Download Adobe Comp Here This Post Sponsored by: Arizona Highways Photo Workshops. For more than 30 years, Arizona Highway Photo Workshops has been committed to helping photographers find inspiring destinations, quality education and spectacular images. Get more…
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    The Leica Camera

  • Abdelrahman Gabr: Picturing His Passion for the People of Egypt

    Chance
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:58 am
    Born of Egyptian parents and raised in Queens, New York Abdelrahman Gabr grew up in a fascinating cultural melting pot consisting primarily of Korean and Egyptian families, so he was certainly no stranger to the joys and challenges of cultural diversity. After 13 years in the U.S. his family moved to Alexandria, Egypt, another city [...]
  • Mark Steigelman: Shooting Out the Back Window of a Fiat 500

    Chance
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:56 am
    A photographer and accomplished darkroom worker since his early teens, Mark Steigelman has an eye for the ironic juxtapositions of everyday life, and he devised a brilliant and elegantly simple method of capturing them while stuck in traffic. He describes his life and career as such: “I was born in Newark, NJ in 1963 and [...]
  • Enrique Badulescu: Appealingly Different

    Leica Internet Team
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    Enrique Badulescu is counted among the top fashion photographers of today. After graduating from the German School in Mexico City, he studied photography in Munich at the former Bavarian State School for Photography. His international career began in the 1980s in the music business in London when he was working for the British magazine, The [...]
  • Glen Craig: A Day in the Life of Miles Davis

    Leica Internet Team
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:44 am
    Glen Craig, born in New York City in 1949, started taking pictures at age 12. By 16, his images were published in magazines in the United States and Europe and he later studied at Parsons School of Design in New York. Glen is known for photographing legends in music including Aretha Franklin, James Brown, and [...]
  • Knut Skjærven: Looking at Street Photography, Part 2

    Leica Internet Team
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:57 am
    Here, Knut Skjærven takes a deeper look into street photography. Read part one here.  A Practical Process My ambition was never to do yet another study on perception or to embark on an academic path to street photography. What interested me, was to see how I could use the tools as a photographer. Pictures, not [...]
 
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    planet5D

  • NAB 2015: B&H Reveals More About the Amazing Rotolight Neo LED lights

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:55 am
    Rototlight’s Neo — it doesn’t appear to be an acronym so why capitalize it? – is one of the most promising LED movie lights to appear at NAB 2015 and I for one will be very excited to see one in the flesh, as it were. I hope examples of the Neo turn up in Sydney soon after its release in late April 2015. NOTE: planet5D will be giving away several of these cool Rotolight Neo LED lights in May so stay tuned! Meanwhile I have been looking for videos and more information about this amazing new high TLCI-rated — Television Lighting Consistency Index – location LED light. B&H kindly…
  • More Resolution without More Pixels? Latest Apple Patent Does Just That

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:35 am
    You want to know why we keep writing about Apple? Because it’s pushing the boundaries of physical optical performance through software faster and harder than anyone else. Latest proof point: the newest Apple patent. OK: the latest Apple patent is irrelevant to video. It says so, right in the patent. But using an optical image stabilization processor to offset the sensor by a sub-pixel distance while in burst mode may do incredible things for still photographers. Fascinating, isn’t it? No more pixels on the sensor (and thus no degradation in what is already a highly limited low light…
  • NAB 2015: Redrock Micro Shows Off Revolutionary (Sorry!) Hālo Wireless Focus-Pulling System

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:55 am
    ‘Revolutionary’ is one of the most-overused clichés in reporting and so are ‘game-changing’ and ‘breakthrough’ but those words seem inadequate when applied to Redrock Micro’s wireless Hālo focus-pulling system. Redrock showed off part of this system-in-development, Hālo Explorer, at NAB 2015. The Hālo system impressed show-goers so much that Redrock received three ‘Best of Show’ awards and may well earn a great many more such plaudits when the system itself launches later in the year. Manual focus-pulling has often been described as a rare art and great focus-pullers are…
  • NAB 2015: Blackmagic Design Announces Amazing New 4K Movie Cameras, Sensor, Viewfinder & Video Assist

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Blackmagic Design not only announced two amazing updates to its core post-production software products, DaVinci Resolve and Fusion, but also a suite of new 4K image acquisition hardware in the form of some completely unexpected movie cameras and accessories. The Melbourne-based company keeps going from strength to strength. Apologies in advance for the size and nature of this article. I was unable to attend NAB 2015 and so am working from press releases, press images, videos and articles created by others many of whom were on the trade show floor throughout. I am writing this article because…
  • NAB 2015: Canon Shows Off EOS C300 Mark II with Trick Shot Short Con Feature

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:41 am
    To publicize its new 4K EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera, Canon has released a terrific short movie titled ‘Trick Shot’, the story of a long con played short and fast by a three-person family grifter team traveling across the open desert to pay off the son’s gambling debt. The artfully written and produced tale shows off the camera’s capabilities well and with excellent entertainment value to boot. The movie’s behind-the-scenes video features comments on the C300 Mark II’s design, engineering and sensors by DP Gale Tattersall and Director Evan Kauffmann, while the XC10 4K…
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    Camera Dojo

  • The DJI Inspire 1 – The Photographer’s Aerial Platform?

    KerryG
    4 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    There is absolutely an aerial revolution taking place right now as everyone from farmers to photographers are trying to see what benefits they can get when putting a camera platform in the air. Up until recently, you really had two choices, a small system that could carry a GoPro, or a large system for carrying a small DSLR. The big downside of the GoPro is having to correct for the bad fisheye effect of the lens, and the big downside of a larger copter is the $7,000 – $10,000 starting price. With the introduction of the DJI Inspire 1, this has all begun to change. Now, for around…
  • Think Tank Photo Accelerator Phantom 2 Backpack

    KerryG
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    We have been on the lookout for the best way to transport our Phantom 2’s for a while now. It seems the only choices have been large hard cases like the HPRC or GoProfessional, mostly really cheap backpacks, or specialty backpacks that never seem to have enough room in them. As a photographer, I have been using Think Tank Photo camera bags for many years now after I realized I was buying cheap bags almost every year. Once I switched to Think Tank Photo bags, I never needed to replace them again. So I fired off an message to my friends over there and asked for something designed for the…
  • Should we use drones for aerial photography?

    KerryG
    20 May 2014 | 9:10 pm
    While I dislike the use of the name drone because it seems to denote some sinister flying death machine, the fact is, we now have easy to fly aerial platforms that are capable of getting fantastic shots. From a purely technical perspective, these are just another tool for us to use to allow us to get photos and video, just from an angle not previously available to us. There is a more fundamental question that we need to ask ourselves, and its not whether we “can” use these new aircraft, but whether or not we should. In this article I am going to discuss the arguments against…
  • Enhancing Your Travel Photos with Aerial Footage

    KerryG
    5 May 2014 | 9:18 am
    I have wanted to get into aerial photography and video for at least four years but the quality of the images, and especially video, was simply not really there. Camera vibrations, lack of control, poor image quality, and a list of other reasons have kept me from really doing what I had envisioned. As you can tell from the past few weeks, my attitude has been shifting on this with the products hitting the market that are making it easier than ever to get fantastic aerial shots. This past weekend, my wife and I decided to try and mix our love of driving around Colorado, photography, and aerial…
  • DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Review

    KerryG
    3 May 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Whoa whoa whoa, this is a photography website, why are we doing a review of a quadcopter? Have I lost my marbles and forgot which website I was writing for? Actually, this is going to be photography related as aerial photography and videography is taking off (literally and figuratively) with the new generation of drones that are on the market. In this review we are going to look at one of the most hyped products on the market right now, the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+. Yeah, that name is getting pretty long but the system is based on the second generation Phantom platform (hence Phantom 2) and the…
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    PMA Newsline

  • On the PMA Podcast: Coaching for Warriors

    Paul Worthington
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Jeffrey Shaw is a business coach, host of Creative Warriors podcast, speaker, and photographer.  He works with entrepreneurs who are marketing themselves, and their talents. Jeffrey’s core message: when marketing themselves, they must have a clear direction, know what they stand for, develop a unique branding message, and effectively communicate it. On this episode of […]
  • The new issue of PMA Magazine is here

    Jennifer Kruger
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:13 am
    The new issue of PMA Magazine — Connecting the Imaging Communities is here! In this issue, meet PMA’s new leaders, President Gaby Mullinax and CEO Georgia McCabe, and learn about Coulter, PMA’s new management team. You will also see the excitement of the PMA 2015 Conferences in our story of the event in pictures. Also […]
  • A warm sendoff for PMA Australia’s Peter Rose and industry icon John Swainston

    Jennifer Kruger
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:13 am
    Special thanks to guest reporter Paul Atkins for providing this first-hand account of a very special evening held last Friday in Syndey, Australia. Paul also served as Master of Ceremonies for the event. Thanks also to Paul and John Ralph for the photos. Friday night, April 17, was a night to remember. Over 100 Australian […]
  • Art app to “help define the digital you”

    Paul Worthington
    19 Apr 2015 | 2:14 pm
    There’s no shortage of cartoony photo filters, or even artistic choices like oils or water color… but a new service will provide an artist’s “hand made” interpretation of your self-portrait. Fiverr calls itself “the world’s largest marketplace for professional and creative services” — and calls it’s new Fiverr Faces iPhone app “”the ultimate tool for […]
  • Photoshop to boost 3D

    Paul Worthington
    19 Apr 2015 | 2:12 pm
    A while back, Adobe rolled the Extended version 3D features back into the standard Photoshop application. Now it’s preparing to enhance those functions in light of ever-growing interest in 3D modeling and solid output. The company demoed three new techniques at the 3D Printshow in New York over the weekend, The Next Web reports: 3D […]
 
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    Firebird Photography Blog

  • Ivy League Headshots of Patrick

    thecheyne
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Patrick made his debut appearance in our 2015 calendar and since then we’ve had several shoots. Here’s some photos from an Ivy League inspired shoot we did recently.
  • A Slice of Danger Promotional Photos

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

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

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

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

  • Our Hands On Preview of the New HTC One M9 is Now Live

    William Chambers
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    Announced about a month ago, the One M9 is HTC's new flagship smartphone, which boasts a host of convenient and powerful features. These include a 20MP BSI CMOS image sensor for the main camera, a super bright 5.0" Full HD LCD display, HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio, Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS with HTC Sense, a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, and much more. We were lucky enough to get our hands this new HTC device, and our Content Manger, Michael Palmer, has just finished up his hands on preview; including some sample photos. Be sure to check it out, and stay tuned for our…
  • Just Published: Our Hands On Review of Samsung's Flagship ILC, the NX1

    William Chambers
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Samsung's NX1 is a powerful mirrorless ILC boasting some impressive specifications, like its 28MP APS-C image sensor, 3.0" Super AMOLED tilting touchscreen, 4K HD video capabilities, and built-in wireless options (Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth); which are all packed into a dust and splash resistant body. To see whether or not these stunning features help the camera perform, check out our hands on Samsung NX1 digital camera review.  
  • Just Published: Our Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 Review

    William Chambers
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:24 am
    Our latest digital camera review is now live. Today we look at one of Canon's more affordable point-n-shoot cameras, the PowerShot ELPH 160. Perfect for those on a tight budget, or as a gift for kids and teens, the ELPH 160 is an ultra-compact camera that can be easily tucked into your pocket. While small, it still packs an 8x optical zoom lens and 20-megapixels of resolution. Sure, it doesn't have Wi-Fi, NFC, or even full 1080p HD video capabilities, but it also doesn't share the expensive price tag that's usually associated with those features. See our hands on Canon PowerShot ELPH 160…
  • Sony Launches Two New Compact Super-zoom Cameras: the Cyber-shot HX90V and WX500

    William Chambers
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Sony has just launched two of the world's smallest compact cameras to offer 30x optical zoom lenses; Carl Zeiss lenses at that. The new Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V (pictured above) and DSC-WX500 share nearly identical specifications, with only a few distinct differences (more on that in a second). Both cameras offer 18.2-megapixels of resolution, 30x optical zoom lenses, tilting 3.0-inch LCD screens, full 1080/60p XAVC S video capture, and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC. The HX90V adds GPS functionality and a retractable OLED viewfinder. Looking at them side by side, you can hardly tell the difference…
  • Just Published: Our Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS Review

    William Chambers
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:43 am
    For those of you who are looking for an affordable pocket camera that is easy to use, yet still offers some versatility, you'll want to check out our new Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS review. With a very appealing price tag of just $149 (or less), the ELPH 170 IS is within reach of most budgets, and offers some good features for the price point. No, you don't get Wi-Fi, NFC, or a touchscreen. But, you do get a nice 12x optical zoom lens, Optical Image Stabilization, 720p HD video, and 20-megapixels of resolution. How does it perform? See our Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS digital camera review to…
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    A Photo Editor

  • The Daily Promo: Stephen Kent Johnson

    Heidi Volpe
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:35 am
    Stephen Kent Johnson Who printed it? It was printed by Mirror NYC Who designed it? I designed it. Who edited the images? I edited the images, I tried to find an image that was interesting enough to make the inspiration boards of the people I want to shoot with. How many did you make? 500. How many times a year do you send out promos? This is actually the first printed promo I’ve ever sent out. I was an art director in a former life and used to get a lot of promos in the mail, I found you can’t avoid looking at a postcard, there’s nothing to open. Where did you source the mushrooms? The…
  • Russell Lord NOMA Curator of Photographs Interview – Part 2

    A Photo Editor
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:54 am
    Jonathan Blaustein: We could talk forever, as there are so many things I want to ask. But I want to hit some of the cogent points of your experience, and then work our way to NOMA. You alluded to the fact that you did four years at Yale, and it was seminal, and you must have been good at your job because they gave you more and more responsibility the longer you were there. So then, I see that you were the Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I will put my nerd credentials on the table and say that museum is my favorite public space on god’s earth. The first…
  • Russell Lord NOMA Curator of Photographs Interview – Part 1

    A Photo Editor
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:01 am
    Jonathan Blaustein: So what’s going on down there in New Orleans? Russell Lord: We are trying to get all of our schedules organized for the next three years. I’ve been here for about three and a half years, and as soon as I got here, we put a bunch of stuff on the books. I’ve spent most of my time working on those things, and we’re finally caught up and planning for the future. JB: You hit the ground running, and you’re catching your breath now, three plus years later? RL: Pretty much. The first show that I did here, which we were already committed to doing,…
  • The Art of the Personal Project: Slav Zatoka

    A Photo Editor
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    As a former Art Producer, I have always been drawn to personal projects because they are the sole vision of the photographer and not an extension of an art director, photo editor, or graphic designer. This new column, “The Art of the Personal Project” will feature the personal projects of photographers using the Yodelist marketing database. You can read their blog at http://yodelist.wordpress.com. Projects are discovered online and submissions are not accepted. Today’s featured photographer is: Slav Zatoka How long have you been shooting? 13 years professionally. I started…
  • The Daily Edit – Ramona Rosales

    Heidi Volpe
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
      Ramona Rosales What it is about your style of working that has you with a steady client base? My overall approach and why my regular clients hire me for specific subjects is that I shoot very fast (good for people who have zero time), I try to maximize that time with multiple / simultaneous set ups and I’m extremely resourceful. Besides creating a fun and collaborative set, I believe I’ve gained a good reputation with both client and talent representatives. Sometimes I’ve had to put my creative motives aside to get job done, but always put my best efforts to…
 
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    Nikon Rumors

  • New Nikon full frame mirrorless camera on the horizon

    [NR] admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Nikon mirrorless camera concept/mockup Nikon is rumored to be currently working on a new full frame mirrorless camera. Here is what I know so far: full frame camera mirrorless / mirrorless-styled the camera will be small (about the same size as the Olympus E-M1) no EVF regular F mount currently being field tested the official announcement is expected in late 2015 or early 2016 Another hint that in a way confirms this rumor is a this recently filed Nikon patent for a 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 VR full frame mirrorless lens. In interviews with AP and dpreview last year, Nikon executives said that a…
  • Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon mount now shipping

    [NR] admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:57 am
    The Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon mount is now shipping - the above pictures was sent by a reader in Austria who just received the lens from his local Foto Schneider Baden store (thanks Erich). In the US, Amazon currently is showing that the lens is in stock by third party resellers (fulfilled by Amazon): The lens is available also on eBay. B&H and Adorama are still on the pre-order stage. The Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens costs $849 (the Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 is priced at $1,929). The Canon version was recently tested at DxOMark and got a good…
  • Weekly Nikon news flash #311

    [NR] admin
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    → New: Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 full frame lens for Nikon F mount. → The latest Nikon Coolpix AW130 waterproof camera is finally in stock. → This animated GIF that shows the design evolution of Nikon cameras over the years. Read more at eBay's blog (via Petapixel). → The latest Nikon deals (updated weekly): Refurbished Nikon D3200: $279 Refurbished Nikon D3300 two lens kit: $519 Refurbished Nikon D7100: $699.95 Refurbished Nikon D7100 + 18-140mm + WU-1a for $899 Grey market Nikon D7200 for $950 Grey market Nikon D610 for $1,240.05 Grey market Nikon…
  • Back to Ethiopia by Dino Brusco

    [NR] admin
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Back to Ethiopia is by Dino Brusco. The trip took place in April-May, 2014 (click on images for larger view): Good morning everyone. Before approaching this trip, let me briefly introduce myself. I'm 40 yrs old, live in Northern Italy and photography became my passion since April 25th, 2004 when – thanks to a mistake, I did something “different”, that I liked so much to sparkle a real fire inside myself. Fast forward till February 2012 when my wife and I concluded an adoption in Ethiopia of a very little boy. Unfortunately at the time we stayed only 1 week in Addis to fill all…
  • Nikon offers firmware update fix for the VR issues found in the Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens

    [NR] admin
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Nikon is now offering a firmware update for the VR issues found in early shipments of the Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens (serial number under 205101). The problem: when shooting at around 1/125 or lower shutter speeds with a D8xx cameras, handheld shots with the VR OFF were much sharper than the shots taken with the VR ON (see the user reviews on Nikon USA for more details). Nikon quietly stopped shipping the lens shortly after it was released. My understanding is that a new batch that has the issue fixed was already distributed in the US. The lens is still currently out of stock. The…
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    Canon Rumors

  • Adobe Lightroom CC Coming Tomorrow

    Canon Rumors
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    A quick update on the Lightroom update coming tomorrow, apparently it’s going to be called Lightroom CC and not Lightroom 6, this according to PhotoRumors. Some of the new features in Lightroom CC will be HDR, fusion panoramas, face recognition as well as creative cloud integration. Source: [PhotoRumors]
  • The Canon EOS 6D Mark II Mentioned [CR1]

    Canon Rumors
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:07 am
    We’re told that the EOS 6D Mark II will not come until after the EOS 5D Mark IV begins shipping, which will be into the first quarter of 2016. This would follow the same timeline as the EOS 5D Mark III & EOS 6D announcement. The EOS 6D Mark II will have a slightly smaller [...]
  • Review: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG Art

    Canon Rumors
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    Our beloved reviewer Justin VanLeeuwen has completed his review of the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG Art series lens. Like most of the past reviews for this lens, Justin came away quite impressed, especially when price was part of the equation. While I personally love the 24mm focal length, Justin doesn’t find it as useful for his [...]
  • Adobe Lightroom 6 Coming This Week?

    Canon Rumors
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    It looks like we’ll see Adobe Lightroom 6 this week, most likely tomorrow if the speculation is correct. From Scott Kelby OK, for us, things don’t get much bigger than this — now, unfortunately I can’t tell you actually what it is that’s coming Tuesday, but it’s SO BIG that we’re doing FOUR free live [...]
  • Manual for EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Available

    Canon Rumors
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:40 am
    You can now download the manual for the upcoming Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R via Canon Europe. PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS 50.6MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors 3.2″ 1,040K-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps 61-Point High Density Reticular AF 150,000-pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor Native ISO [...]
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    Digital Photography School

  • How Your Camera Gets in the Way of Creating Great Photos

    Anthony Epes
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I am the kind of person who loves nothing more than to read a new camera manual back to front. When the Canon 5d MK3 came out the manual was over 200 pages, YUM! It was the thickest Canon manual yet, heaven! I love my kit and I love finding out how it works, what cool tricks I can do with it and what every single button does plus custom settings, autofocus modes, etc. I still use film (and digital of course), print my own work (which I keep detailed records of) so you can see that I am a solid tech nerd. Yet, I see all the time how distracting the camera can be when we are taking photos. This…
  • How to Shoot a Star Trails Selfie

    Gavin Hardcastle
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    There are times when planning and patience can result in a killer shot. This nighttime star trails selfie (above) that I captured in the Canadian Rockies was one of those times. I’d planned to shoot star trails over Mount Rundle and the town of Banff, Alberta while hopefully capturing reflections in Vermillion Lake, surrounded by melting ice. My initial vision was for a completely cloudless sky, but the small yet persistent low clouds ended up adding an ethereal quality to the shot I hadn’t expected. When I looked back at my first 30 second exposure, I knew right away that this…
  • 4 Things Commercial Photographers Need to Discuss with Their Small Business Clients

    Natalia Robert
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Lead architects of a high-end design firm. Providing successful images for a business can be very rewarding, especially when it’s for a budding business that you get to witness growing. While all businesses, big and small, essentially have the same demands, a small business is most likely still learning how to work with various professionals and creating their processes as they go. Diving into a project with a small business can lead to lots of time and money being wasted if terms and project details are not discussed openly, early on. The following are some key factors to discuss with…
  • 3 Reasons to Disable Your Camera’s Auto-Review Function

    Simon Ringsmuth
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Whether you have an iPhone, a pocket camera, or a DSLR it’s likely that the first thing you do after taking a picture is peek at the back LCD screen to see how it turned out. Did you capture that flawless sunset glow? Is that flower petal perfectly in focus? Was everyone in the group photo smiling? The simple act of looking at the LCD screen (sometimes referred to as ‘chimping’) seems so natural that we often don’t give it a second thought, and nearly every camera has this auto-review function turned on by default. Ironically, turning this off can have a can have a…
  • Chromatic Aberration – What is it and How to Avoid it

    Joshua Burke
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In the photo above, you may notice that the colors on the left-hand side appear to be showing fringes of green and red along the sharp edges of the subject; this is what is called chromatic aberration. What is chromatic aberration? Chromatic aberration (also known as color fringing or dispersion) is a common problem in lenses which occurs when colors are incorrectly refracted (bent) by the lens, resulting in a mismatch at the focal point where the colors do not combine as they should. To help understand this a bit better, remember that the focal plane is your sensor’s point of focus;…
 
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    Tao of Photography

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 Digital Camera

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:38 am
    Olympus Imaging Australia has today announced the Stylus Tough TG-4 compact digital camera, the new flagship model in its acclaimed “Tough” range of ruggedised digital compacts. The waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, crushproof and freezeproof Stylus Tough TG-4 significantly improves underwater imaging with Underwater High Dynamic Range (UW HDR) shooting...
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V & DSC-WX500 Digital Camera

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:32 am
    Carry less, shoot more. Two new travel and selfie-friendly cameras from Sony put fabulous holiday photo opportunities in closer reach this winter. The world’s most compact cameras in their class[iv], the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V and DSC-WX500, are big on sheer picture quality plus plenty of easy-to-use pro-style functions. Despite sharing a raft of technologies that deliver amazing...
  • Epson Brand Marks 40 Years

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:26 am
    On June 12, 2015 Epson will mark the 40th anniversary of the Epson brand the company uses on many of its products and services. To commemorate this anniversary, we at Epson aim to show our appreciation to the stakeholders who have supported our brand over the years. We will also take a retrospective look at the meaning of the brand and reaffirm our commitment to continuing to provide our...
  • Canon XC10 Digital Stills & Video Camera

    9 Apr 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Canon Australia unveils the XC10 – a compact, lightweight video and digital stills camera that brings professional 4K quality to aspiring filmmakers and enthusiasts. Inheriting many of the Cinema EOS range’s features, the XC10 offers incredible recording versatility and is the ideal solution as a small, stand-alone camera for independent film makers or the perfect accompaniment as a supporting camera in larger...
  • Canon HJ24ex7.5B HDTV portable zoom lens

    8 Apr 2015 | 7:56 pm
    New Canon HDTV portable zoom lens - highest zoom magnification in its class Canon has announced a new HDTV portable zoom lens - the HJ24ex7.5B - offering a class-leading1 24x zoom ratio, the highest zoom magnification in its class. The new lightweight HDTV portable zoom lens is ideal for broadcast shooting, including sports telecasts and news coverage, as well as indoor and outdoor...
 
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    Virtual Photography Studio

  • Traditions You May Want to Include in Your Southern Style Wedding!

    Virtual Photography
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    If you are a proud Southern girl who is soon to become a bride, then you may want to include some of the charming Southern wedding traditions that have existed since the civil war in your own big day. Choosing a beautiful venue that really reflects Southern charm and style is the first thing to do, for example the Boondocks Event Center in North Carolina – a stunning old livery building now used to host events, weddings and other functions. Then you can incorporate all the great traditions you want into your event! Ensure Sunshine on Your Wedding Day by ‘Burying the Bourbon’…
  • Quick guide on how to shoot big sky photography

    Paul Escott
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
    Big sky photography – a way to give your landscape photos the shock element. But it ain’t easy shooting the sky, and you need to acknowledge the fact that the there will be obvious contrast issues. Even more importantly, you’ll encounter a big problem in finding the best time to go on a photo shoot. This is were we come in and save the day. What to keep in mind when embarking on a big sky photography shoot? Besides worrying about what gear you are using, you should consider thinking about when it’s the perfect time to take a landscape photo that is encompassed by…
  • Visual Storytelling Tips & Tools for Creative Photographers

    Paul Escott
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    Visual storytelling is, as the name suggests, a narration done through visual means. It is one of the most powerful communication methods available in the world today. Today, we’re going to discover the sheer force of visual storytelling, how photographers can use it and we’re also going to share a few tips and tricks with you on how to create a great visual story through your photographs. Visual Storytelling and Its Power We’ve all heard the saying a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well, it’s true! Content might be the king, but a powerful photo will override a thousand…
  • Quick Guide to Using Image Sharpening Software

    Paul Escott
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:26 am
    Sharpening images can be a great tool for drawing viewer focus and emphasizing texture. It’s also something that pretty much all photographs will need to do at one point in their lives. The sensors and lenses of digital cameras always, more or less, blur an image and this requires correction. Image sharpening can be done with various tools, but no matter what tools you choose, you need to keep in mind that image sharpening needs to be done in moderations, otherwise sharpening artifacts will appear. When done properly, though, image sharpening can take an average picture and turn it into a…
  • TIPA Awards Winners – The Best Devices in the Photography World

    Paul Escott
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:57 am
    There are so many reviews out there focusing on cameras, lenses, accessories and various other photography-related devices. The prevalence of these items is so great that it can seem daunting for the casual photographer to decide on something. The best way to approach a possible purchase is by reading up on reviews and doing a bit of research. But, you still need a place to start. Don’t you think? This is where we come in with this post on the TIPA Awards winners. We use the awards ceremonies to tell you the best devices in the photography world. Today, we’ve got the winners of one of…
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    Camera Hacker: Forums

  • Netgear Arlo GPL Software / Firmware

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:42 pm
    I just installed a set of Netgear Arlo wireless camera. I noticed that it came with a sheet that specified General Public License (GPL) version 2 and 3. Does a . . . Category: Video Camera
  • Error Code C:31:40

    15 Apr 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Smacked my Sony DCR-TRV 120 several times on the bottom, tape side and now it works. The camera had been unusable for several years, but now can be used to tra . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • How to get the FujiFilm Image-Scanner AS-1 Filmscan-it to work with Windows 8

    11 Apr 2015 | 9:51 am
    OK - a real challenge: is there any way to get the AS 1 scanner to work with windows 8?? thanks for any help Kevin Category: Film Camera: APS
  • What is error code C:04:00?

    10 Apr 2015 | 2:16 pm
    If you are still looking for an answer - or at least a partial one... It (supposedly) means you are using a battery pack that is NOT "Info-Lithium". And suppos . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • E:62:10 on DSC-T9

    4 Apr 2015 | 12:32 am
    Error "E:62:10" = "Lens initializing failure." Check the codes in attached files. Hitting the camera doesn't worked for me. When I started the camera I fully . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
 
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    LetsGoDigital English Edition

  • 4K Video recording with the Nikon 1 J5

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    Nikon 1 J5 4K video features : From action-packed Full HD footage to colourful 4K travelogues and smooth time-lapse movies, the new Nikon 1 J5 compact system camera is your perfect 4k video partner. Aside from 4K movies, you can shoot Full HD video at 1080/60p and harness the camera’s speed to record exquisite slow-motion (120-fps) HD movie clips. The phenomenally fast Nikon 1 hybrid autofocus system with quick and accurate phase-detection AF ensures smooth video action with precision subject tracking. E-VR (electronic Vibration Reduction) keeps your footage sharp, even when filming at full…
  • Sony 4k Handycam camcorder

    19 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Sony FDR-AX33 Handycam camcorder : The FDR-AX33 is the newest addition to Sony’s Handycam camcorder range, combining Balanced Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilisation, versatile manual operation and striking 4k video features in a compact body - all at a great price. Building upon the successful introduction of the FDR-AXP33 in early 2015, the Sony FDR-AX33 gives further choice to consumers who are looking to capture their precious memories in 4K. Both Sony camcorders allow easy viewing of content via the supplied HDMI cable on a 4K TV but for those users who wish to share their movies…
  • Sony high zoom compact cameras

    19 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Sony Cyber-shot high zoom digital cameras : Carry less, shoot more: two new travel-friendly compact cameras from Sony put fabulous holiday photo opportunities in closer reach this summer. The world’s most compact cameras in their class, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 are big on sheer picture quality plus plenty of easy-to-use pro-style functions. Despite sharing a raft of technologies that deliver breathtaking picture quality, the two new Sony high zoom cameras offer a distinct choice for photographers looking for a compact zoom camera. The new Cyber-shot HX90…
  • Olympus Tough TG-4 accessories

    19 Apr 2015 | 3:40 am
    Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 accessories : For anyone with the ambition to take their photography to the next level, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 digital camera is compatible with a large range of specialist accessories, both optical and practical. These will resonate with more adventurous owners such as snowboarders and kite surfers, and especially with advanced divers with the confidence and qualifications to shoot at depths greater than 15 metres. The Olympus Tough accessories range from a Sport Holder for attaching the rugged compact camera to a harness and a variety of converter lenses to…
  • Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4

    19 Apr 2015 | 3:05 am
    Olympus Tough TG-4 adventure camera : Olympus introduces the Stylus Tough TG-4 digital camera. It’s not only extreme sports fans who appreciate rugged cameras and the new Olympus Tough TG-4 flagship will resonate with anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors and wants to capture their experiences in excellent quality, in any environment, without worrying about the light or the state of equipment. The Olympus Tough TG-4 is a powerful all-rounder but its most impressive single feature is the super-bright 25-100mm lens with a 1:2.0 maximum aperture at wide zoom settings. This allows it to…
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    Shutter Sisters

  • #GiftingGrace with Bella Grace Magazine for Week 2

    shutter sisters
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    Another lovely week full of beautiful images and sweet photo dedications of #GiftingGrace. These gorgeous shots are perfect examples of how  grace can be found in the often quiet and unexpected places.  Thanks to Bella Grace Magazine for gifting these 5 ladies copies of the latest issue. #GiftingGrace by Mallien GiftingGrace by Thirty2flavors GiftingGrace by SiobhanWolf GiftingGrace by LindsayCrandall GiftingGrace by CarmenMariez We’ve still got a few more weeks to celebrate this photo sharing circle so be sure to submit your images by using the #giftinggrace &…
  • #GiftingGrace and Receiving Bella Grace

    shutter sisters
    10 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Thank you all for participating in our #GiftingGrace photo sharing circle this week. We are excited to share images from this week’s 5 chosen recipients of the latest issue of Bella Grace Magazine. It’s a treasure, for sure. As are these lovely shots. #GiftingGrace image by @anniestril #GiftingGrace image by @soonie_2 #GiftingGrace image by @believinginhope #GiftingGrace image by @lolafalola #GiftingGrace image by @nerdeyeopen We encourage you to join in the #GiftingGrace goodness by sharing your own grace-inspired images and dedicating them to special people in your life!
  • Announcing #GiftingGrace : Inspired by Bella Grace Magazine

    shutter sisters
    6 Apr 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Oh, April! What a glorious month you are; ushering out the bare and chilly winter while welcoming in the slow and sure warmth of spring. At this threshold of the new season we look forward to more than just a change in the weather, we long to discover and experience all things fresh, new and beautiful. With every glimpse of sunny sky, every sprig that shoots up and every blossom that begins to bud, we can feel the gifts being bestowed upon us; hope, promise and grace. We, here at Shutter Sisters, can think of no better way to celebrate this transformative and tender turn of the seasons than…
  • behind the book : an interview with daniela bowker

    shutter sisters
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
    We got a chance to catch up with Daniela Bowker, editor at Photocritic, and are excited to share her latest book! Shutter Sisters: Tell Us About Your Book. Daniela Bowker:  Social Photography : Make All Your Smartphone Photos One in a Billion (Ilex Press, April 2014) was conceived to help people take and share better smartphone photos. With so many images flooding a plethora of social media sites, the aim is to show people how best to use their smartphone cameras and the gamut of photography-related apps to make photos that people want to look at, and then how to share them appropriately…
  • behind the book : an interview with Honey Lazar

    shutter sisters
    23 Dec 2014 | 10:04 am
    It is with great pleasure that we speak with photographer & author Honey Lazar about her inspiring and uplifting book. Shutter Sisters: Tell Us About Your Book. Honey Lazar: My book is called Loving Aunt Ruth: Recipes for A Well Lived Life. Kristin Ohlson, Author, The Soil Will Save Us, wrote the jacket text for the book, which I’ll share. Everyone wants unconditional love. Loving Aunt Ruth invites you to share in it. Ruth Moss’s life was filled with pain and loss, but she responded by reaching out to the world with love. Her niece, photographer, Honey Lazar, asked Aunt Ruth if she…
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    Layers Magazine

  • Dealing with Exposure Problems (the Highlights and Shadows Sliders) in Lightroom

    Scott Kelby
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:54 pm
    I always think of the Highlights and Shadows sliders as “problem solvers.” Sometimes the problems are caused by what I did in-camera (I took a shot where I let the highlights get clipped, or I took a shot where my subject is backlit and they are pretty much a silhouette), or these problems happen in Lightroom because of other changes I’ve made with other sliders. Step One: Here, we’ll use that same shot we just used for Auto Tone in the previous technique, since it has a number of exposure problems (I reset it here to the original version). When I took the shot, I let part of the sky…
  • Dynamic Linking Between Premiere and After Effects

    Daniel
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:46 am
    Daniel helps remove the mystery behind Dynamic Linking, and shows you how easy Dynamic Linking can be between Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects. Videoblocks.com is a members-only site offering a one-stop shop for stock video, where members can find video, backgrounds, and After Effects projects to meet their project’s needs and demands. In this tutorial, Daniel uses Videoblocks to find master shots of unique city locations, and b-roll clips.
  • Exporting Video With an Alpha Channel from After Effects

    Daniel
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:47 am
    Daniel describes how to export graphics and video clips with alpha channels in After Effects. Videoblocks.com is a members-only site offering a one-stop shop for stock video, where members can find video, backgrounds, and After Effects projects to meet their project’s needs and demands. In this tutorial, Daniel uses Videoblocks to find master shots of unique city locations, and b-roll clips.
  • Fixing Backlit Photos

    Scott Kelby
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:46 am
    By Scott Kelby Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers One of the most common digital photography problems is photos where the subject is backlit, so it is almost a black silhouette. I think it’s so common because the human eye adjusts for backlit situations so well that, to our naked eye, everything looks great, but the camera exposes much differently and that shot that looked very balanced when you took it, really looks like what you see below. The Shadows slider (which replaced the Fill Light slider in the Basic panel), does the best job of fixing this…
  • Swapping Out for a Better Sky

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

  • New from Polaroid: the Zip Instant Printer

    Erin
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    With an instant printer in your pocket, you’re ready to rock insta-prints at all times. Check out the latest from Polaroid … Zip! A printer that prints photos from your phone. Edit any shot on your phone or use it as-is. Instantly print any photo, anywhere. You can even print multiples to share! Sharing is caring. Pocket-size is the new fun-size. Learn More about Zip or Order Yours Here! © Erin for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Create Your Own Super SparklyBokeh Background

    Taylor
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    When points of light are out of focus they turn into sparkling orbs of awesomeness. This is called bokeh! Wouldn’t it be cool if your next backdrop was made completely out of this fantastic effect? We tried it and loved it, and chances are you will, too! So we’ve put together a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your very own glittery bokeh backdrop. Follow along and let the magic begin. Make Dreamy Bokeh Backdrops (...)Read the rest of Create Your Own Super SparklyBokeh Background (476 words) © Taylor for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post…
  • With Spring Showers Comes Lightning Photos

    Erin
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Storm season is upon us which means it’s the perfect time to try for some shocking shots. Lightning photos are hard to perfect but super fun to attempt. Here’s a few tips for getting started. First and most importantly: Stay safe. Distance is your best friend – use a telephoto lens when possible. Keep your gear dry by setting up under a covered patio or deck. Second: Long exposures mean you need a tripod, or duct tape and a rock, whatever it takes to get that stability! Third of all: Every storm is different, so your settings will vary slightly each time. Try these to start with and…
  • Photo Display Roundup

    Erin
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    You’ve got prints, prints everywhere. Well, not everywhere … mostly in shoe boxes. They need to be free! It’s time. We’ve rounded up the most fun, and stylish, ways to get your prints out into the fresh air. Let those beauties breathe. Check Out Our Display Roundup p.s. Not enough prints in your life? Try our Disposable Camera app! (...)Read the rest of Photo Display Roundup (15 words) © Erin for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Meet PJ:Christina Edition

    laurel
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Name: Christina Best (yes, it really is Best) Thomas What Do You Do Here? I tell jokes and help folks with their Photojojo goodies! Favorite Camera: The one that’s with me, which is either my iPhone or Canon 60D. Learn Even More About Christina (...)Read the rest of Meet PJ:Christina Edition (66 words) © laurel for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
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    Northlight Images Photography

  • Review - Epson SC-P800

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:38 am
    Epson have just announced the P800, a 9 ink 17" printer, that follows on from the SP3880. It adds a roll paper option, and uses the new UltraChrome HD ink set. Keith has been testing the new printer, and has a full in depth review.
  • Why don't my prints match my screen?

    10 Apr 2015 | 2:37 am
    Updated article looks at why your prints still don't match your screen, and some of what you can do - first published nearly 10 years ago, the same principles hold true today.
  • Review - Piccure+

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

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

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

  • RPS Announces Four New Bursaries

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) has announced four bursaries to help students and other photographers to realise projects across the still and moving image. Read more and comment »
  • Manfrotto Takeover Dealer Events 2015

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Manfrotto are running a series of pop-up events across Britain in April and May. Read more and comment »
  • Event Photography Awards Winners Revealed

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    The winners of the Event Photography Awards 2015 were announced at a cocktail party in the Barbican’s Garden Room. Read more and comment »
  • Broncolor FT System

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Broncolor has launched the new FT System, an advanced addition to the existing family of Broncolor continuous lights and Para products. Read more and comment »
  • Hama Traveller Premium Mono 170

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    Hama has added the new Traveller Premium Mono 170 monopod to its product range. Read more and comment »
 
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    CreativePro.com » News

  • Neue Haas Unica: The Lost Sequel to Univers and Helvetica

    Alan Gilbertson
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    Pardon me for waxing enthusiastic. Some things are just to cool to stay calm about. An article that appeared recently on Wired starts like this: IMAGINE IF, DUE to some fluke, The Empire Strikes Back had only been shown in a couple of movie theaters. Imagine it fading into obscurity and existing for decades as nothing more than a cult film, a historical footnote, an object of fascination among serious movie buffs. That’s the story of Haas Unica. I recommend reading the rest of the article, and the background history of Neue Haas Unica on the Linotype website, because from a…
  • Certiport Holds Worldwide Design Competition for Students

    Erica Gamet
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Oh, look! Another design competition! Everyone can just relax, though, because this one is geared towards young emerging designers. And the winners comes home with more than fame and “something for his portfolio.” Certiport, the company that provides test services for Adobe’s certifications (among others), is holding their annual Adobe Certified Associate World Championship competition in Dallas, Texas this year. It’s the final step in a series of competitions held globally to recognize talent among “the next generation of design professionals.” Open to…
  • New Book Showcases Vintage Airline Advertising

    Erica Gamet
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    With Madmen closing up shop and TV series PanAm a distant blip on our radar, we designers will have to look elsewhere to satisfy our appetite for experiencing advertising’s heyday and the budding airline industry that came of age alongside it. A new book, Airline Visual Identity 1945 – 1975 from Callisto Publishers, just might help with that hunger. The beautiful tome glorifies not only flying’s golden age, but the ways in which the airlines were visually presented to the world. With samples of print ads, flyers, posters, boarding cards, and on-board branding, this stunning…
  • Extensis Launches FontLink; Delivers Fonts for Adobe InDesign Server Workflows

    CreativePro Staff
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Portland, Ore—March 31, 2015—Extensis® today launched FontLink™, a new module for the professional font management system Universal Type Server®, which delivers fonts for documents in automated publishing workflows that use Adobe® InDesign® Server. “Having the correct fonts during the production process is critical for any InDesign Server workflow. Missing or incorrect fonts can quickly derail any automated processes and pull people away from other critical tasks,” said Toby Martin, Director of Product Development at Extensis. “FontLink solves the font management problem by…
  • XMPie Releases uMerge

    CreativePro Staff
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
      New York, NY, March 12, 2015– XMPie®, a leading provider of software for personalized communications in print and digital media, announces the release of uMerge, a subscription-based personalization add-on to Adobe InDesign CC.  uMerge is easy to use for InDesign professionals and relevant for a broad scope of applications, from database publishing to small-scale personalization jobs such as newsletters, event invitations, departmental HR communications, financial communications, and more. Now every InDesign professional can create personalized PDF files within InDesign in a…
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    Chase Jarvis Blog

  • First Hands on with MIMIC — It’s a Game Changer [ Plus Score a Free MIMIC + MOVI Package ]

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

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

    Chase
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:59 am
    One of the most common misconceptions I come across is the belief that once you’ve somehow “made it,” I / one / you don’t hit ruts, bumps, run into blocks, or otherwise get paralyzed by the creative work that needs doing. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. I get thrown for a loop all the time. I’ve found myself off my game at numerous times in my career, getting lost for a bit and struggling to re-capture the clarity that comes with great creative vision, intent, and very hard work. And the same is true of so many of my friends who are at the top of their creative…
  • VIDEO: Unboxing The New DJI Global Inspire 1 Drone

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

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

  • Samsung NX3000 review - budget mirrorless!

    14 Apr 2015 | 3:25 am
    Samsung's NX3000 is an entry-level mirrorless camera that offers a 21.6 Megapixel APSC sensor, a 3in flip-up screen that's ideal for selfies, 1080p video, Wifi with NFC and the chance to trigger the shutter with a smile or a wink. Compatible with the growing range of NX mount lenses, the NX3000 currently represents very good value, but is up against tough rivals. In Ken's Samsung NX3000 review, he's compared it against models from Olympus and Panasonic which are also aimed at entry-level buyers who take their fare share of selfies. Find out which will suit you best!
  • Panasonic Lumix GM5 review - mini-mirrorless!

    7 Apr 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Panasonic's Lumix GM5 is a tiny mirrorless system camera based on the Micro Four Thirds standard - so while it's roughly the same size as a Sony RX100, it actually supports interchangeable lenses. The GM5 builds on the existing GM1 by packing in a small but detailed electronic viewfinder, a hotshoe and a new control dial on the rear that greatly improves ergonomics over the original. As before there's also a touch-screen, Wifi (but no NFC) and 1080p video up to 60p. Find out if this is the small camera for you in my Panasonic Lumix GM5 review!
  • Nikon D5500 review - a step-up from entry-level DSLRs!

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

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

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

  • Chladná jsou dubnová rána / Still freezing April mornings

    15 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Trochu chladu jsem si vypůjčil z prosincového focení na Mumlavě. Kde bych taky teď hledal rampouchy...zimy už dávno nejsou co bývaly. A nice freezing I took in December at the Mumlava river. Where I would looking for an icicles in April... winters are no longer what they used to be. V posledních měsících to tu trochu zanedbávám. Jiné životní priority, jak to bývá. Alespoň vybírám snímky už z užšího výběru...laskavý návštěvník ocení. Koukám, podle statistik sem v poslední době zavítá víc amíků než normálních lídí. A stovky z nějakýho…
  • Ve věžích / Between empires

    8 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Jarní mlhy jsou hodně nevypočitatelný. Ne že by ty podzimní vypočitatelný byly, ale jarní jsou ještě o trochu nevypočitatelnější.Kousek od Bastei zkoušíme nové výhledy.Je vidět prd. Spring fogs are realy unpredictable. Ok, the autumn fogs are unpredictable too, but the spring ones are more unpredictable.We test new view points few minutes from Bastai. Někdy kolem roku 1993 dorazil do hitparády Mtv šlágr od East17 "House of Love". V klipu se na začátku mihne sprsklej čokl, pak se tam míhají kecky, dlaně a obličeje "repujících" pubertálních "umělců".Ještě…
  • Sedmero kopců / A seven hills

    2 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    I won't go I won't sleep I can't breathe Until you're resting here with me Dido - Here with Me
  • Modré tóny / Blue tones

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

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

  • Goodbye, Danny…

    Joe McNally
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:36 am
    When I first arrived in NYC, nurturing faint hopes to become a photographer in the Big Apple, Danny Farrell was the dean of NYC press photography, a class act, and much respected. A shooter’s shooter, nobody was tougher when the job was on the line. He delivered. A resplendent generalist who shot it all, his particular genius was on full display at Yankee Stadium, and at the tracks, Belmont and Aqueduct. Baseball and the horses—nobody beat him. He loved pictures, and life. As good as he was, he was also approachable and decent, always up for a laugh and a beer, or maybe even a good…
  • The Boys of Summer, or, Thank Goodness Winter’s Over….

    Joe McNally
    12 Apr 2015 | 5:36 pm
    This Terminator of a winter finally fades as a memory. It was indeed like a movie monster who wouldn’t die, who rose up again and again, for one last kill or thrill. I’ve still got a pile of filthy ice and snow in the shadows of my driveway. I walk past it gingerly, lest I wake it. The bitter winter, combined with the fact that I couldn’t honestly tell you anything about anyone who starts for the Knicks, has made the crack of a bat and the slap of a ball hitting a glove welcome noises indeed. Prospects of success for NY based baseball are iffy at best this spring, but like the green…
  • A Quick Thing About a Shadow

    Joe McNally
    3 Apr 2015 | 4:23 am
    Taught last week at SVA, which was fun to do. Katrin Eismann has built a powerhouse program there for all manner of visual storytelling and communication. She asked me to come in and teach PhotoShop, but I elected to talk about lighting instead. :-))) Got a chance to work with a wonderful dancer, Paul Singh. Fortuitously, one of the SVA studios has a door leading to an old fire escape, and an array of very large windows. ‘Tis the ongoing cruelty of Manhattan that such an array of windows never sees direct sun and yields a view of crumbling brick and mortar mere yards away. So, go out on…
  • Broad Light, Narrow Light

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

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

    Jason
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    After last week’s post where I asked for your thoughts, a number of readers have voted for more articles.  This is great insight, and thanks to everyone who stopped in to vote.  Part of the goal there was to see… Read more → The post Reflections appeared first on Canon Blogger.
  • The Truth About Talent

    Jason
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    I just got an email last night from a reader that really struck a chord for me, and hearkens back to the early days of the blog – when I had the time, energy, in addition to my passion for… Read more → The post The Truth About Talent appeared first on Canon Blogger.
  • What Do You Want

    Jason
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Happy Wednesday to the World! As you may have noticed, CanonBlogger has been a bit silent lately.  I’ve sporadically made some posts of new content here and there, but with such a plethora of other photography blogs, podcasts, and sites… Read more → The post What Do You Want appeared first on Canon Blogger.
  • Color and Your Camera

    Jason
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    In the past I’ve touched on the topic of color and your camera/monitor as it relates to photography… Color and It’s Impact on File Size The Power of Color 5 Elements of Control #2 – Color Hot and Cold Lighting… Read more → The post Color and Your Camera appeared first on Canon Blogger.
  • Consuming Versus Creating Content

    Jason
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Let’s face it – we have a lot to keep up on these days. On top of managing our own social media footprints, there are magazines to read, forums to attend to (building and engaging with your own community of colleagues and friends), gear reviews Read more → The post Consuming Versus Creating Content appeared first on Canon Blogger.
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  • Gadgets :: April 20, 2015

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    By Gregg Ellman - #greggellman @greggellman   If you forgot to turn on your sprinklers while you are out of town, or it rained overnight but you left for work without turning them off, neither is a problem to control with the Orbit 12-Station Indoor/Outdoor Irrigation Timer. The system is the second accessory I’ve tried from Lowe’s to work with the IRIS wireless smartphone system (the first was the smart garage door controller). First, a little about the Iris/smartphone system; it has add-on’s to control alarms, security cameras, thermostats and even electric pet doors. Each must…
  • Gadgets :: April 6, 2015

    admin
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:15 pm
    By Gregg Ellman #greggellman @greggellman The Panoramic Pod has the line “picture perfect panoramas every time!” on the front of its box and after just one try I can confirm that statement is accurate. Cell phones produce great images – but only if you hold the phone steady and horizontal for wide shots. The Panoramic Pod takes care of the later. It takes 25 seconds to take the image with excellent image quality and just a little longer than that to set it up. All you do is place the included tripod on a flat surface, attach the pod, attach your phone, and wind the spring-loaded (no…
  • 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…
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    DIYPhotography

  • Lightroom CC Should be Released Tomorrow; Possible Bad News for Perpetual Licenses

    Liron Samuels
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Adobe’s next version of the popular editing and cataloguing software will finally be released tomorrow. There have been several expected release dates in the past due to product pages launched on various retailer websites, but this time it’s a done deal. The only question is, will there be a boxed version? PhotoRumors says it is [...]The post Lightroom CC Should be Released Tomorrow; Possible Bad News for Perpetual Licenses appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • 7 Kicking Photography ideas for a boring weekend

    Udi Tirosh
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    The folks at COOPH have 7 Funky Photography Tips for your enjoyment (and no-inspiration-weekends). So if you have nothing planned for the up and coming weekend, or if you want to make your kids fall in love with photography, or if you seek inspiration, those seven ideas will get you going. Levitation Freelensing Light Stencils Polaroid [...]The post 7 Kicking Photography ideas for a boring weekend appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Photographer Calls For Selfie Stick Free Weddings, Gets Massive Approval, Has To Take The Post Down

    Udi Tirosh
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:55 am
    Many photographers don’t appreciate the fact that wedding guests use their camera and smartphone to take photos during a wedding. This is mostly because those many times interfere with the work of the photographer. The post below surfaced on facebook and was massively shared gaining around 4,000 shares and 5,500 likes in the course of three [...]The post Photographer Calls For Selfie Stick Free Weddings, Gets Massive Approval, Has To Take The Post Down appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • If You Want To Make Things Hard, Combine 4 Mirrors, Ground Fog And A Light Blaster To Create An Image

    Stefan Kohler
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:48 am
    There are these moments I have, lying in bed, closing my eyes and there it is: that idea that won’t let me sleep. Most of the time the idea get stranger and stranger as time goes by, because instead of being asleep, which is what I probably should do, I get inspired. So I wake [...]The post If You Want To Make Things Hard, Combine 4 Mirrors, Ground Fog And A Light Blaster To Create An Image appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Fascinating Behind The Scenes Look At The Work Of A Forensic Photographer

    Tiffany Mueller
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:21 pm
    There’s a science to forensic photography that goes much deeper than comprehending how to operate a camera. As Nick Marsh explains in the enthralling short documentary, The Forensic Photographer, these professionals must understand and use light in ways which are so technical it’s almost mind bending. In order to capture shots of barely visible fingerprints, [...]The post Fascinating Behind The Scenes Look At The Work Of A Forensic Photographer appeared first on DIY Photography.
 
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: Cloud Brush and Classic Photo Trick – Episode 413

    Aaron Westgate
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    Pete has a tip on using a cloud brush. Kristina Sherk joins Corey on set for a tip on creating eye dimension within your retouch and she also offers a retouching preset to download from her site sharkpixel.com. Corey has a tip on creating a classic photo effect. sharkpixel.com Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 413 is now playing! Download Episode 413 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: CC Markets SVG Files and Animated Effects – Episode 412

    Aaron Westgate
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Corey has a tip on creating animated effects in Photoshop for your video clip. Pete goes more in depth on the Adobe Creative Cloud Market and demonstrates downloading and using .svg files in Photoshop. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 412 is now playing! Download Episode 412 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: 3D Texture Trick and Downloading Brushes from CC Market – Episode 411

    Aaron Westgate
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    Corey has a tutorial about a cool, 3D texture trick. Pete addresses the Adobe Creative Cloud Market and shows how to download and use brushes from there. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 411 is now playing! Download Episode 411 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Crafting the Image and 3D Reflections – Episode 410

    Aaron Westgate
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    Pete has a tip on crafting your image. Corey answers some viewer mail on creating a 3D reflection within your image and how to do it. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 410 is now playing! Download Episode 410 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Lighting Effects for Portraits – Episode 409

    Aaron Westgate
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    Corey starts out the show by showing a cool lighting effect for your portraits or wedding photography. Pete has a tip on cleaning up the frame of your image in Photoshop. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 409 is now playing! Download Episode 409 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
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    Image Sensors World

  • Wearable Cameras Sales to Reach 30.6M Units in 2020

    Vladimir Koifman
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:46 pm
    EETimes quotes Tractica market research forecasting that wearable camera shipments will increase from 5.6M in 2014 to 30.6M units annually by 2020, representing a CAGR of 33%.“Wearable camera adoption will be strongest in areas where there is a clear and specific use case or context in which the camera is used,” says research director Aditya Kaul. “While GoPro is driving the market for sports and adventure enthusiasts, we expect usage of consumer lifelogging cameras like those from Narrative to mature over time to capture specific moments and support video streaming. The public safety…
  • TowerJazz and Gpixel Announce BSI CMOS Image Sensor for Scientific Applications

    Vladimir Koifman
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:48 am
    GlobeNewsWire: TowerJazz and China-based Gpixel announce what they call the world's first scientific BSI CMOS image sensor, GSENSE400-BSI, manufactured using TowerJazz's TS18IS process. The new sensor is aimed to spectrometry, biometric, fluorescence, surveillance, industrial inspection, forensic, and astronomy applications.GSENSE400-BSI features:11um pixel pitch2048x2048 resolutionextremely low dark current: 1e-/p/s at 0C , 0.03e-/p/s at -50Cread noise as low as 1.3e-linear full well charge as high as 91Ke-DR of 96dBQE: 74%@280nm or 90%@400nmFrame rate: 48fps@STD, 24fps@HDRGpixel's BSI…
  • Chipworks Publishes Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown Report

    Vladimir Koifman
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    Chipworks' openly available teardown report of Samsung Galaxy S6 has pictures of front and rear camera modules:Front camera with Samsung S5K4E6 sensorRear camera moduleOther than that, Chipworks publishes Seek Thermal/Raytheon microbolometric pixel picture, and Omnivision's first automotive BSI sensor OV10640 with 4.2um split HDR pixel:Seek Thermal - Raytheon pixelsOV10640 automotive BSI sensor
  • Light Responds

    Vladimir Koifman
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:10 am
    Light startup publishes its response on MIT Technology Review, The Daily Dot and other articles on its technology.Light co-founder and CTO Rajiv Laroia tells to the Daily Dot "The system will enable people to easily carry a small, single device that offers true optical zoom with no protruding elements (we are currently prototyping 35mm-150mm), capture low-noise images even in low-light situations, and control depth-of-field and focus as part of the editing process."The second Light co-founder and CEO Dave Grannan thinks that the additional power of the Light camera will eliminate the need for…
  • Light Comes Out of Stealth Mode

    Vladimir Koifman
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:25 am
    MIT Technology Review publishes an article on a mysterious Palo-Alto, CA-based startup Light, mentioned in the blog almost a year ago. The new article reveals much more info on the company, its technology, and its plans:"Light aims to put a bunch of small lenses, each paired with its own image sensor, into smartphones and other gadgets. They’ll fire simultaneously when you take a photo, and software will automatically combine the images. This way, Light believes, it can fit the quality and zoom of a bulky, expensive DSLR camera into much smaller, cheaper packages—even phones....the…
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    Visual Realia

  • Meal at First Light

    visualrealia
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Sunday BrunchWoodberry Kitchen, Baltimore, Marylandhttp://www.facebook.com/WoodberryKitchenhttp://www.woodberrykitchen.com/ Artist Copyright - All works of art within this web site are protected under U.S. copyright laws and international conventions. No portion of the artist's works or statements may be used, downloaded, reproduced using any means, copied, or transferred electronically, without prior written permission from the artist. Tags: Woodberry KitchenBaltimoreMarylandrestauntblack and whitegalleryphotographyfood
  • Minimum Wage Increase: Right for Conservatives?

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

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

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

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

  • Lightroom’s Hidden “Reset” Buttons (there’s more than one)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    Hey, before we get started, I wanted to apologize for not posting last Monday and Tuesday. I was in the midst of launching and then tweaking my new “Shoot Like a Pro: Reloaded” tour, and I was totally 100% heads-down on that until the wee hours of the morning from Sunday until Wednesday, so I had to bail on those two posts. Thanks for your patience with that — now I’m back in the saddle (and back home), and here’s my Monday post. Besides the obvious “Reset” button at the bottom of the Right Side panels in Lightroom, there are a number of ways to reset…
  • “The Lightroom Show” Episode #10 with Scott & RC

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:13 pm
    RC has a tutorial on Noise Reduction. Scott shares a short tip about the Pop­up Menu Advantage. Scott also talks about using LR Mobile to import and edit the images you took with your cell phone camera or your tablet camera. RC shares a keyboard shortcut on using the period key to toggle through basic panel adjustments, then use + and – to adjust. The post “The Lightroom Show” Episode #10 with Scott & RC appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
  • Something really BIG is coming Tuesday for photographers, and we’re all over it!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:26 am
    OK, for us, things don’t get much bigger than this — now, unfortunately I can’t tell you actually what it is that’s coming Tuesday, but it’s SO BIG that we’re doing FOUR free live Webcasts on Tuesday and you’re invited (if you’re a photographer, you’re going to want to be there to see and talk about this big secret thingy). Here’s the top secret details: Who: Me and RC (co-hosts of The Lightroom Show) What: Four free LIVE webcasts for photographers Where: http://kelbyone.com/secret When: Tuesday at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and…
  • What the crop? Part 2: Gesture

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    So we are talking about cropping, and in part one I talked about visual tension. The isn’t just for the top and bottom of the frame, but also the sides. Most of the time if you have about the same general distance between the subject and frame, that is a good starting point. But, as we know photography is all about telling a visual story and so there is more to it than just lining up the spaces. People for instance have limbs and faces that tend to go in certain directions ie… they have gesture and they need to be taken into consideration. When cropping think about the gesture of…
  • “The Lightroom Show” Episode #9 with Scott & RC

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:16 am
    I can’t believe we’ve already done 9 episodes, but sure enough — I present you with number 9 above. It keeps with our tradition of: (a) Keeping it short and sweet (b) Packing it start to finish with tips and techniques (c) Having the content driven by your questions, suggestions and ideas Hope you find it helpful. Also, our featured photographer on this week’s show is beauty and dance photographer Stephan Bollinger (link) Have a great weekend everybody — On Monday I’ll be in Salt Lake City, Utah on the first stop of my all new “Shoot Like a Pro:…
 
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    Photoinduced.com

  • Real World Review – Lexar HD2 : Multi Reader Just Got Better

    Damon
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:32 pm
    When Lexar introduced the Workflow Tower last year, I took it to SXSW for a real world review. Basically you have a 4 slot unit, where you can interchange the card reading modules, depending on your media, and have them all download concurrently to a folder, or consecutively to Lightroom. This was a dream come […]
  • 10 years of ThinkTankPhoto : Best Camera Bags in the Biz

    Damon
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Technical Image Press Association Names Think Tank Photo’s 10th Anniversary Airport International™ LE Classic Rolling Camera Case 2015 “Best Photo Bag” Seems like only yesterday that I was walking the lanes of PhotoPlus Expo in NYC and saw a sea of black bags, with a company name I had never heard of. ThinkTank Photo. Aside […]
  • Lynn Goldsmith : Streets Of NYC @ Morrison Hotel Gallery

    Damon
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:12 pm
    U2, NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1982 ©Lynn Goldsmith/courtesy of Morrison Hotel Gallery One thing you have to love about New York City is the incredible amount of quality photography at any given time. While Upper East Side has AIPAD right now, Soho, and Morrison Hotel Gallery in particular, has some of the best portraits of […]
  • AIPAD @35: A Return To Photographic Essence

    Damon
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:41 pm
    The Park Avenue Armory in NYC is now showing the 35th year of the Association of International Photographic Art Dealers, and this year is spectacular! With a first pass along the perimeter and the lanes, the showing of 89 different dealers photo dealers in this elegant space felt like an overall return to a greater […]
  • Nikon J5 – Update On the Compact Coming Soon

    Damon
    5 Apr 2015 | 5:37 pm
    Nikon has announced the next generation in their mirrorless One series. The J5 is on its way. They know their customers and have continued to deliver a camera that does just what they want. This series has proven to be a star performer in the Asian market but has been a little slower going in […]
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    Tips dan Trik Fotografi

  • Mendapatkan warna kulit yang cerah menggunakan adobe camera RAW

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:11 am
    Warna kulit merupakan salah satu aspek penentu keindahan fotografi portrait. Dengan warna kulit yang cerah gambar akan nampak lebih menarik dan eye catching. Jika anda memiliki software dobe photoshop maka tips ini akan sangat membantu mencerahkan warna kulit dengan beberapa langkah sederhana dalam adobe camera raw. Untuk membuka file RAW di adobe photoshop terlebih dahulu kita perlu memasang plugin adobe camera RAW. Coba searching di google Adobe camera raw for photoshopcsx(ganti sesuai versi photoshop milik anda). Setelah didownload pindahkan file camera RAW di folder C/program…
  • Review Singkat Canon EOS M

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Canon EOS M merupakan kamera mirrorless pertama milik canon yang dirilis pada bulan juli tahun 2012. Seperti halnya kamera Mirrorless yang lain canon EOS M juga memiliki lensa yang dapat digant-ganti. Kamera ini memiliki mount tersendiri yakni EF-M dan lensa yang digunakan juga khusus seperti lensa Cnon EF-M 18-55mm/f3.5-5.6 IS STM. Diantara banyak produsen kamera canon termasuk yang paling telat dalam mengeluarkan kamera mirrorless. canon EoS M termasuk juga kemeraa dengan sensor APS-C dan sensor yang digunakan juga sama dengan sensor kamera EOS rebel 650 D. Untuk mengatasi masalah…
  • Istilah-istilah pada lensa canon

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:58 am
    Setaip manufaktur pasti memiliki istilah masing-masing pada lensa yang mereka miliki. Instilah istilah tersebut tentunya bukan tanpa makna melainkan mendeskripsikan teknologi yang digunakan dalam lensa tersebut. Walaupun pada dasarnya teknologi yang digunakan oleh manufaktur sama saja namun memiliki istilah berbeda dan kadang kita kurang memahaminya. Untuk lensa canon yang memiliki banyak varian dan memiliki istilah yang berbeda pula, berikut adalah beberapa penjelasannya : 1. EF – Ini merupakan jenis canon mount yang telah dikenalkan sejak tahun 1987, dan lensa yang diberi label EF…
  • Pilih mana lightroom atau photoshop

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    5 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    Pertanyaan diatas seringkali diperbincangkan antara mana yang lebih baik untuk tool post processing, apakah lightroom atau adobe photoshop. Sebalum membandingkan keduanya kita perlu tahu dahulu fungsi dari masing-masing software. Adobe photoshop Adobe photosop pertama kali dibuat tahun 1990 yang pada awalnya merupakan tool eiting sederhana. Dalam perkemangannya software mampu mengakomodasi berbagai keperluan desain grafis, arsitektur,animator, fotografer bahkan desain 3 D. Bukan hanya memiliki tool lengkap adobe photoshop juga memiliki filter termasuk juga dari trhird party. Photoshop bisa…
  • Pengertian adobe photoshop lightroom

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    3 Apr 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Post processing merupakan bagian penting yang tak terpipsahkan dalam fotografi. Karena itu memilih software yang tepat dapat akan membuat pekerjaan kita lebih efisien dan tentunya mendapatkan hasil yang maksimal. Salah satu software yang paling banyak digunakan adalah adobe photoshop, yang bukan hanya digunakan oleh kalangan fotografer, juga desainer baik mereka yang pemula maupun telah mahir. Untuk fotografer adobe telah mengembangkan software khusus bernama Adobe photoshop lightroom. Dalam artikel ini kita akan membahas lightroom secara lebih rinci dan mengapa software ini merupakan pilihan…
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    PhotoAbuse

  • A Birdwatching Chimpanzee

    Jeff
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    I paid a visit to Lincoln Park Zoo a couple of weeks ago. The weather was the best its been in months and it felt really good to get out and enjoy. This Chimpanzee on the other hand, decided he would just sit in the sun and watch the birds. Making pictures in a zoo […] The post A Birdwatching Chimpanzee appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Late Afternoon – Chicago River

    Jeff
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    I never tire of this view of the Chicago River. It’s amazing how the view changes with the light. A while back I made another picture when it was a little darker out and liked that one too. The only problem with that one was the crane from the building going up at Wolf Point. […] The post Late Afternoon – Chicago River appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Bridge – Chicago

    Jeff
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Built in 1922, the Wells Street Bridge connects the North Side of Chicago to the Loop. This is a 2 level bridge with the CTA Brown/Purple line traveling on top and 3 lanes of southbound traffic below. This view is looking east from the Franklin Street bridge. It was late afternoon and the light was […] The post Bridge – Chicago appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Skateboarding in the Park

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

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

  • Can My Realtor Client Uploaded My Photos To A CirclePix Tour? Is That Legal?

    larry
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Randall is having a problem with a client that has uploaded the photos he shot for them to CirclePix: I recently found that a Realtor I have shot images for using them on a tour I didn’t provide. They’ve uploaded images to a national photography/tour provider company (Circlepix) to use in tours they produce. They (Circlepix) are receiving […]
  • One Week Left to Enter The PFRE Video Contest

    larry
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:07 pm
    The PFRE video contest is open and we already have 2 entrants so far. You have until next week (4/24) to enter the video contest. If we don’t have eight entries by 4/24 we’ll wait until next month to do the judging. For instructions on how to enter the contest see the contest rules page […]
  • April Photographer Of The Month Entrants Ready For Review and Judging

    larry
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:28 pm
    The PFRE photographer of the month contest is now closed and it is ready for your review and judging. This month the theme is master bedrooms and we have 31 entrants from 6 countries. Here’s your chance to raise the level of your work by just studying these entries and thinking about what is strong […]
  • Factors Involved In Pricing Real Estate Photography

    larry
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:55 pm
    George in Southern New Jersey asks the following question: I’m a photographer from Southern New Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia. A few years ago when I first got into Real Estate Photography, I researched local real estate photographers and based my rates and pricing structure off of theirs. My current price structure starts with homes […]
  • Interview With Brendan Schulman On The Importance Of Commenting On FAA Proposals

    larry
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    This is an important interview of Brendan Schulman, New York UAV lawyer that occurred today. Brendon was the lawyer that represented Raphael Pirker in Pirker v FAA. Robert Scoble is interviewing Brendan and they talk about current laws that apply to both commercial UAV operation and non-commercial UAV operation. Unfortunately Robert shot it vertically with his […]
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    Flickr Blog

  • “The Fine Art of Photography,” Part 2

    Morey Spellman
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:34 am
    Last month, 21-year-old fine art and fashion photographer Morey Spellman shared an excerpt from his upcoming book, “The Fine Art of Photography.” This is the second excerpt of his book that we’re happy to share with the Flickr Community. This interview is with the versatile Ethan Coverstone, a photographer from Indiana. Morey met with Ethan while in Canada, where Ethan articulated his interest in melding photography and architectural studies. Ethan started by telling me that his Fellowship (thanks to the Architectural Guild and the Gesundheit family) allows one graduate student to…
  • Best. TaskRabbit. Ever.

    Matthew Roth
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Three days ago, SpaceX posted photos of the CR-6 launch, which was carrying supplies (apparently coffee among them) to the International Space Station. And they almost successfully landed the booster rocket back on the wonderfully named “Just Read the Instructions” floating landing pad. All pretty fabulous and amazing stuff. Then we saw this photo posted by Starfleet (er, Astro Samantha) from the ISS. Hope you enjoy your space coffee!
  • Flickr Friday: The Behind the lens selection

    Solène
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:49 am
    You were truly inspired by our last #FlickrFriday theme and we are really impressed by your submissions. There is a great universe behind your lens and once more you proved how imagination can take up the challenge! Thank you for your terrific pictures! Here are some of our favorites, and you are welcome to go directly to our Flickr Friday group pool to see all contributions.
  • Flickr Friday: Unexpected Detail

    Solène
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:34 am
    What makes our day, our life or our picture so different? It’s the #UnexpectedDetail that changes our perspective and makes our journey unique. In this week’s Flickr Friday we invite you to take your best shot for this theme #UnexpectedDetail. We will feature our favorite photos from submissions you share in the Flickr Friday group pool in the Flickr Blog next week. www.flickr.com/groups/flickrfriday/ Photo CC by seier+seier flic.kr/p/PgkhY
  • Success Kid’s dad needs your help

    Matthew Roth
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:24 pm
    The Success Kid meme is one of the best-known on the internet and it all started with this photo from Flickr member Laney Griner. Success Kid is her son Sam, who was 11 months old when this photo was taken. As numerous outlets are reporting, Sam’s father is in need of a kidney transplant and is seeking financial support and prospective donors through this online campaign. If you’re inclined to help out, please go to the campaign page and lend a hand.
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    Scott Wyden Imagery

  • The Impact of Simplicity

    Scott
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Like the photos I shared the other day, these are very similar. The difference is literally color versus black and white. The color photo was cross processed using a white light balance to bring out some of the creepy blue tones you see in the background. The exposure is also quite dark so you can just barely see the building behind the sign. I did not have a tripod with me, so my exposure could only be so long without going blurry. But I’ll get back there one day and will be prepared for the same subject matter with a fresh take. I was in Vineland for Passover Seder with my in-laws and…
  • WE35 Field Report: The Difference Is Night And Day

    Scott
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    The title of this article is meant to be silly and serious at the same time. Being a part of the WE35 research team is so much fun, and allows me to think about photographing in many ways. The photographs you will see here were photographed at two different times of day.  One was around 1:3pm and the other around 8:00pm. The goal was to photograph the same scene during daytime and nighttime. I know the scene here isn’t the most attractive one, but this article and the photos are more about the point, or lesson, to be learned. Look at the daytime photo first. The colors are nice because…
  • Flatiron

    Scott
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Flatiron building in New York City is one of the most iconic buildings in the entire city. It is one that nearly every tourist visits and looks at with such curiosity. And the best part is, it’s not flat. Spoiler alert.. it’s actually a triangle. This photograph was made during one of my many trips into the city.  I was standing at street level, like usual, just waiting for the cloud to move into the right position. I love how the light on one side is so much brighter than the other side. That light really puts the shape of the building into perspective.
  • The Lookout

    Scott
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today I wanted to share another photograph from one of my favorite places to visit, ESP. This photograph of the watch tower was processing using a technique in Lightroom where I darken the sky without using a neutral density filter. After writing the article, I recorded a video showing the technique (on a different photo), which you can now view here. So why share this? I guess my point is that if you’re visiting your favorite place and somehow forget to bring that “certain accessory” that there are other ways to get by.
  • Ballooned

    Scott
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Every year in New Jersey the company QuickCheck hosts a Balloon Festival. The 1st morning of the festival, they invite media and photographers to come to watch the crews setup and test their balloons. As long as it’s not raining, you’ll see some amazing and beautiful balloon flights. Here is one of my favorites from the 2014 festival. For some reason at the press event that morning, security was turning photographers away stating that press credentials were needed. When the website clearly said otherwise.  Eventually whoever told those people to turn people away were told…
 
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • Why Petronella Lugemwa Rocks Multicultural Weddings

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    I love meeting and getting to know kindred spirits in the photography business. When I photographed South Asian and multicultural weddings, I looked to a few people to inspire me. Knowing that I wasn’t alone as a wedding photographer in a very specific niche was a God-send. I include Petronella among those who kept my spirits alive. So, who is Petronella? Petronella Lugemwa, is a multicultural wedding photographer based in New York. She has a wonderful and diverse background that includes a degree in chemical engineering and a MBA as well. We talked about her beginnings in Uganda and…
  • Learn Scott Robert Lim’s Secrets To Booking A $10k Wedding

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:33 am
    Scott Robert Lim is quite the talker. But he walks the walk too. He is an internationally recognized photographer who has spent over 15 years photographing weddings. He is also a mentor to many photographers around the world. Lim’s CreativeLive courses are always very popular because he never holds back on teaching. In fact, he told me that these days he sees himself more of a teacher than anything else. So, it didn’t come as a surprise that he was teaching through a free webinar again. This time the topic is something close to Lim’s heart – tips to booking a $10k…
  • Matthew Jordan Smith’s Quest To Find The Next American President

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Matthew Jordan Smith’s repertoire as a commercial and fashion photographer is well known around the world. Yet, he chose to work on a personal project that took him to all 50 states. The project involved visiting with 100 families across the USA. He photographed children outdoors, holding up signs with their ambitions and ideas to lead their country. It’s a project that took him 3 years to complete. After pouring his own resources into the project to start photographing children in America, Smith ran a successful Kickstarter campaign. He now has published a book that is every bit…
  • Profitable Wedding Album Design Tips For Busy Photographers

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:21 am
    Melissa Jill, a Phoenix, Arizona based wedding photographer knows all about being busy. But she also knows what it means to be efficient. Melissa Jill Photography – that’s her and her small group of associate photographers – photographs a little over 40 weddings a year. Multiply that number by an average of 2000 digital images to process and you know that’s a staggering amount of time in front of the computer. Melissa, however, outsources her initial edits to ShootDotEdit and leans on her own wedding album design company, Align, to deliver the final layouts. We sat…
  • The Art Of Delight & Why That Must Matter For Photographers Like You

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Bill Holland is a wedding photographer in Colorado and blogger at The Art of Delight. “The Art of Delight helps small businesses design with purpose delightful experiences for their customers. This enables these businesses to not only differentiate themselves in an increasingly heterogeneous marketplace, but concentrate on creating and shipping their art–in whatever form that takes.” Give this interview a listen if making your customers happy is one of your primary goals! Bill Holland suggests some simple tips to make your client interactions a win-win.
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    PixSylated

  • Learning To Use Canon’s 600EX-RT Speedlite

    Syl Arena
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:39 pm
    I continue to plow forward on the update to the Speedliter’s Handbook — which includes all the necessary insights on how to operate the 600EX-RT Speedlite. I expect that the new edition will be out by mid-summer. (See it here on Amazon.) In the meantime, here is a laundry list of online resources that I have produced that cover the 600EX-RT system and Speedliting in general. 600EX-RT Specific Mastering The 600EX-RT With Syl Arena — a video presentation that I did for Canon Digital Learning Center The 600EX-RT System — an article/video that I did for the Canon Pro…
  • Do Not Use Lithium Batteries in Speedlites—New Canon Advisory

    Syl Arena
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    While updating the information in my chapter on batteries for the new edition of the Speedliter’s Handbook, I came upon a relatively new service advisory from Canon (December 2014) that advises against the use of lithium batteries in virtually all Speedlites. Canon acknowledges that lithium batteries may become extremely hot when used in Speedlites. This should be considered breaking news for Speedliters. I checked the user manuals for the last five Speedlite introductions and they all say that lithium batteries can be used in the Speedlite. I said a long while back that lithium…
  • Free NYC Seminar, Crafting Great Light With Canon Speedlites, Sun. Mar 15

    Syl Arena
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    If you are in the NYC-area, I hope that you will join me at the B&H Event Space on Sunday, March 15 for a free seminar—Crafting Great Light With Canon Speedlites. I will provide a complete update to how my workflow has changed since I started with Canon’s 600EX-RT radio Speedlite system. I’ll also cover how Canon’s new cameras continue to make Speedliting easier. Of course, I will also share loads of insights into how I used Speedlites to create shots like the one just below—lit with a single Speedlite and the Strobos grid kit. Thanks to Canon USA for sponsoring this…
  • Personal Work: My First Steps With Trichroic Lighting

    Syl Arena
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:53 pm
    My original vision was to show how separate red, green, and blue lights can be combined to form the secondary colors—cyan, magenta, and yellow. My obsession with color continues. Last night I worked on a photo to open the “Mechanics of Light” chapter in the new Speedliter’s Handbook. My original vision, much along the lines of the photo above, was to demonstrate how separate sources of red, green, and blue light combine to form all of the other colors. In the photo above, you will see that the secondary colors of light—cyan, magenta, and yellow—appear as shadows. For…
  • ‘Speedliter’s Handbook’ Tops 400 Reader Reviews On Amazon! New Edition Coming This Spring.

    Syl Arena
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    I remain humbled by the success of my Speedliter’s Handbook. Recently, the Handbook passed 400 reader reviews on Amazon. That is a stratospheric number for a photography book. Heartfelt thanks go out to every reader who took the time to share their thoughts on the book. When the book was launched four years ago, I never expected it to be embraced by so many shooters. Looking forward…I’ve been hard at work for these past many months on a complete update of the Handbook (as evidenced by my complete lack of posts here on PixSylated since August). The 2nd-edition will be…
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    maine wedding photography blog

  • announcing wedding ceremony vows + toasts videography

    nicole
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Having a videographer at your wedding doesn't always mesh with our photojournalistic, fly-on-the-wall approach to capturing your big day. But we totally appreciate how our couples want to enjoy their ceremony and special toasts from a different angle.A photograph speaks a thousand words, but, admittedly, it can't bring back the sound of a loved one's laugh or the hitch in your bridesmaid's breath as she kept happy tears at bay. Those nervous flutters you felt as you exchanged vows will only return anew when you watch them again on your anniversary.This is why we're so excited to announce to…
  • Twin time in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

    denise
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:08 am
    I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Julia and Dave back in 2012 at Laudholm Farm in Wells.  Since then these two have become parents to twins Whit and Ellie, who are now 8 months old. As a twin myself, I was delighted to go down for a visit to document these two bundles of cuteness in Jamaica Plain. Whit was camera ready from the moment I began, looking right into the lens and hamming it up as I clicked away.  Ellie was a little more cautious, not entirely sure what this stranger was doing in her house.  After a while they both went back to focusing on mom and…
  • 21 Day Fix invitation

    emilie
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Spring is coming (any day now, right?!) and after spring is wedding season! Whether you're getting married, in a wedding, attending a wedding, photographing a wedding, working a wedding or not at all affiliated with weddings (ha!), the warmer weather inspires us all to take a little better care of ourselves.I admit, I've had a terrible time fitting in fitness after having children. Between my two little humans, a husband, a dog, a house, a business and team, there's very little left for me. I used to work out several times a week with a personal trainer pre-kids (shout out to Cindy of Body of…
  • our Easter weekend

    emilie
    5 Apr 2015 | 6:22 pm
    We cooked. We chased bubbles. We got good news. We looked for eggs. We saw family. We saw friends. We ate. We were together. It was simple and it was perfect. Hopeful you experienced the same.
  • Hazel's first birthday

    emilie
    4 Apr 2015 | 4:49 pm
    First birthdays are major milestones for first time parents. I can speak from experience that it is an emotional, happy occasion to marvel at the growth that occurs in one year from a tiny newborn to an upright, often walking, little human. Such was the case at Gus and Ruby co-owner Whitney's daughter's fete, a darling celebration featuring close friends and family. In a room outfitted with the prettiest little details, there was an abundance of love for Hazel (who had just taken her first official steps the day before!). Having met Whitney and husband AK's families at the bridal shower,…
 
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    Photography Monthly

  • Photo of the day 20/04/15

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
    Today's photo of the day, chosen from our online gallery is Caught in the Fog by Gregory McStraw.
  • Join Cancer Support Scotland for an evening with Colin Prior

    19 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In aid of the charity, on Wednesday the 20th May at 7.30pm Colin will present a talk at the Cancer Support Scotland Centre about his inspiration from the natural world and some of the challenges he faces both in Scotland and in Pakistan.
  • Photo of the day 17/04/15

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    Today's photo of the day, and next week's photo of the week chosen from our online gallery is Vatican by Paul Clifton.
  • Photo of the day 16/04/15

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:51 am
    Today's photo of the day, chosen from our online gallery is Osteospermum by Rory McDonald.
  • Monochrome Photography Awards 2015

    16 Apr 2015 | 3:54 am
    Win $3000 and international recognition in prestigious Monochrome Awards honouring Black & White Photography
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    Image Design Blog

  • The new Fabergé Pearl Egg.

    John Simoudis
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:53 am
    The only way to celebrate Orthodox Easter. Visit me at: www.simoudis.com
  • Bottega Veneta - Emotion of Sound

    John Simoudis
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:08 am
    For “Emotion of Sound,” Bottega Veneta gave a group of creatives carte blanche to take ambient noise from its atelier and craft a visual story around it. The film is intended to “emotionally engage and indulge the senses” of Bottega Veneta’s audience.Bottega Veneta keeps art at the forefront of its campaigns, offering different perspectives of its collections through creative partnerships. Each year, for every season of looks, Bottega Veneta offers consumer’s a different perspective with a different guest photographer for the campaign. Starting with the fall/winter 2002-2003…
  • Ralph Gibson at Leica

    John Simoudis
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:01 am
    Ralph Gibson - Live at Leitz Park from Leica Camera on Vimeo.Visit me at: www.simoudis.com
  • How to create a compelling presentation.

    John Simoudis
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:58 am
    Yesterday I sat down with a colleague who is thinking of pitching a new project to a couple of companies. He is in the middle of a career change and the last few months he has been undergoing a soul-searching process that is familiar to those who are between projects or positions. He asked me to look at his deck and propose some ways to polish it.My first instinct is to always go through the content of a presentation in its present form and see if it captures my interest. My friend’s concept was intriguing but his verbal explanation of it did not match the content that was written for it so…
  • Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

    John Simoudis
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    An amazing piece of adventure cinematography and daredevil bicycle riding. It will leave you breathless.Visit me at: www.simoudis.com
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    Graf Nature Photography

  • Fresh and Responsible

    Mark
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:29 pm
    After putting off updates to my WordPress theme for so long, I finally plowed through it today.  While still a work in progress, I at least got it to a...
  • My own Ice Land

    Mark
    14 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Anyone in the nature photography community knows that Iceland is one of the hottest go-to destinations right now.   New workshops seem to be popping up everywhere, following a bit of...
  • Immersivity

    Mark
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:20 am
    After years of trying various earbuds for listening to music, I finally invested in a nice pair of over-ear headphones this year.   It is amazing how much they can...
  • Cold new year morning

    Mark
    3 Jan 2015 | 3:55 pm
    It was quite peaceful out at 6:45 am on the first morning of the new year.   As I drove out to the lake with my camera gear in the...
  • Twenty Fourteen

    Mark
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This will be my 8th year in reviewing some of my favorite images from the past year and participating in Jim Goldstein’s list that expands every year.   I went...
 
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    PhotoNaturalist

  • Free eBook on Landscape Photography From Anne McKinnell!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Street Shooting Inside Oracle Arena

    19 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
    There are interesting shots wherever people congregate. I take my E-M10 with Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 inside Oakland's Oracle Arena before an NBA playoff game for these B&W portraits - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/04/street-shooting-inside-oracle-arena.html
  • Neck Strap vs Wrist Strap

    15 Apr 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Regardless of which particular type of strap you like, chances are good that it works better in some situations than others. So what's the answer? http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/04/neck-strap-vs-wrist-strap.html
  • Choose a Camera that Complements Your Strengths

    14 Apr 2015 | 9:38 am
    Many new cameras are adept at both video and stills. But at the end of the day, all are better at one over the other. Make sure you choose a tool that feeds your strengths - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/04/the-best-camera-for-you.html
  • "The Futuristic Canon XC10, Snapseed 2, LinkedIn Buys lynda" - Podcast 475

    14 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: LinkedIn Buys lynda, Is the Canon XC10 the Camera of the Future?, Snapseed 2.0 - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/04/the-futuristic-canon.html
  • How I Added 6 TBs of Storage to My Drobo 5D

    11 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    I replaced a couple of 1 TB drives with 3 TB Toshibas in my Drobo 5D. Here's how it went - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/04/how-to-add-new-hard-drive-to-drobo.html
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    Faby and Carlo

  • Dove did it again

    Fabiana Nicora
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Dove managed to inspire us all again with another beautiful advertisement. It is almost unfair calling it commercial because it is so much more than just that. Dove advert is beautiful, inspiring and thought provoking. So yet another time, Dove has managed to be the leader in taking a stand and campaigning for a great cause and be a voice for all women. Dove #choosebeautiful campaign The video starts by showing two entrances and two paths to a building. Over one of them, there is sign with the writing “average”, over the other the sign reads “beautiful”. The real question is Which one…
  • Changes are Good!

    Carlo Nicora
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Changes are one of the things I have never been scared of. I have always thoughts that life is evolving and welcoming changes implies a better adaptation ability. If you fight changes, you will lose. If you welcome changes, you will make you life easier. Changes are the topic of today’s post for many reasons, one of them, as you may have noticed already, is that we have decided to revert last year’s decision to split our blog in two. We changed our mind, we analysed pro and con, reaching a different conclusion today from the one we reached last year. So, we embraced changes one…
  • How Cindy Crawford made me feel better about my body

    Fabiana Nicora
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Call me mean, but I really enjoyed seeing pictures of Cindy Crawford showing the 48 years old super model with imperfect skin, and even some cellulite! I know, it is quite pathetic to cheer about someone else’s imperfections, however, – leaked or not – those unretouched pictures that Marie Claire made circulate on social media showing the real Cindy Crawford, made me feel better about myself, and I am pretty sure I am not the only one. Actually, I think she should have showed her real self much sooner, so that every one of us could appreciate how gorgeous she is without any…
  • How to deal with customers who ask for discounts

    Carlo Nicora
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:30 pm
    One of the questions that comes up while discussing pricing is discounts. Discounts are often a difficult issue for photographers, whose product is art. You need to decide upfront how to deal with discounts. More importantly you need to value your work in order to price what to sell. In the past we have touched the pricing discussion, also underlying why you should have your price written black on white. Today we will be dealing with discounts, and how to make sure you can hold your grounds. Value VS Cost The value of your photographs and the cost of the paper they are printed on is not the…
  • The funny side of being a foreigner

    Fabiana Nicora
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Carlo and I have been living in London for 9 years now, and we felt home here from the very beginning. Sure, London is not the sunshine state, however, we are immensely grateful to this city because it is where our life really started, not only as photographers, but as better human beings. Carlo and I have very different personalities. He is the doer of the family and I am the eternal planner. That means that Carlo just gets on with things, gets things done efficiently, and learns from the mistakes made mainly from lack of planning. I get stuck in my own world of abstraction making very few…
 
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    PhotoDay

  • Spring Day Play Day.

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    .....Enjoying the Spring sun, Red Square.The University of Washington.Seattle, Washington, Sprint 2015......Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Fuji x100, happy, School, street, Tourist, travel, Unoversity of Washington
  • Money !

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:50 pm
    .....The Pac Car Business School.The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.Sprint 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, School, street, Style, Tourist, travel, Unoversity of Washington
  • Roberts Hall

    16 Apr 2015 | 6:54 pm
    .....Roberts Hall, University of Washington.Seattle, Washington, April 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, School, street, Style, Tourist, travel, Unoversity of Washington
  • ...at the Post Office.

    15 Apr 2015 | 10:43 am
    .....University District.US Post Office.Seattle, Washington.Spring 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, street, Style, Tourist, travel, Unoversity of Washington
  • ...think it'll rain ?

    9 Apr 2015 | 5:39 pm
    .....University of Washington.Seattle, Washington,Spring 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Clouds, Fuji x100, School, street, Style, Tourist, travel, Unoversity of Washington
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    Photocrati

  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 30

    Editor
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Heermann’s Gull Digging for sand crabs at sunrise. Photographed at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA. via moleskp Filter used: Normal Magestic beauty from the archives. to our Columbus Zoo visit celebrating the grand’s 18th birthday a few years ago. via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar With a voracious appetite this caterpillar prepares to create a chrysalis, and then emerge as a winged creature of beauty. Photographed at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA. via scottwoodphoto Filter used:…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 29

    Editor
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    via jentiffan Filter used: Hefe Right spot at the right time. This is when I love camera phones! via jentiffan Filter used: Hefe Fall quest 2014 is on. via noborderlens Filter used: Valencia Feed me Seymore! Hahahaaa via noborderlens Filter used: Normal Officers discussing the inspection. via scottwyden Filter used: Normal Neutral density filters aren’t always needed via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal American White Pelican As early morning mist rose off the water, a migrating flock of these pelicans began hunting for fish. Photographed at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch,…
  • 10 WordPress Actions for Photographers

    Scott
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    We thought it would be fun to try something different and make a video with a bunch of cool advice, more actions really, that you can take on your WordPress photo website. So without further wait, here’s the video. To sum up the WordPress actions: Add hidden fields for tracking referral sources Analyze pages and posts for SEO Use correct ALT for images Create an editorial calendar and automate social activities Use friendly permalinks Monitor your website’s uptime Customize your theme Use Universal Analytics Keep your Buffer filled up Use a friendly site URL structure The post 10…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 28

    Editor
    3 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Things on Thingday via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Building things on a grey via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Verdin (Male) The male builds several nests consisting of up to 2,000 thorny twigs for his mate, and then she decides which one she likes best, and if none, builds one herself! Photographed at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Gilbert, AZ. via scottwyden Filter used: Normal See you soon @instagood The post Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 28 appeared first on Photocrati.
  • Now Is The Time To Geotag Your Photos for SEO

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

  • Make a DIY Box Airplane Prop for Newborn Photography

    MCP Actions
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
      As a hobbyist photographer, I love taking those sweet posed newborn pictures for my friends and family whenever a new bundle of joy arrives.  However, I don’t always have the money to spend on all the adorable props I want. The solution, DIY (do it yourself) props. My most recent DIY is this fun airplane prop made out of a cardboard box. The idea came from Repeat Crafter Me — and showed how to make a cardboard plane for kids to play in.  I took this idea one step further by painting it, using hot glue instead of tape and securing the wings to create a newborn…
  • An Easy Recipe to Edit Close-Up Portrait Images

    Jodi Friedman
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: How to Edit 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 can do for your work.
  • Too Expensive? How to Help Clients See the Value In Your Photography

    MCP Actions
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    “You’re too expensive” or “you’re just out of my budget.” Whether we are the highest priced or the lowest priced business in our area, chances are most photographers have heard this at one time or another.  Business owners may dismiss these comments as something that just comes with owning a business (which is correct).  We may assume that this client just doesn’t value our work (which might be possible).  Photographer friends may chime in and assure you that these clients “are not your target client” or that this client is…
  • Creating a Crisp Black and White Conversion with Vignette

    Jodi Friedman
    10 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Creating a Crisp Black and White Conversion with Vignette 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…
  • 5 Ways You Can Use Periscope To Help Your Photography Studio

    MCP Actions
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    What Is Periscope? Simply put, Periscope is an app that allows you to do live video streaming right from your iPhone and people can follow you like Twitter, which actually owns Periscope. When you start a “broadcast” your followers get notified and they can tune in and make comments in a chat feed that you and your viewers can see on the screen while you’re broadcasting. I wrote a blog post on January 31st this year on our Frameable Faces blog about how social media seemed quiet lately with no real game changing platforms or apps coming out.  Well in my opinion things just got very…
 
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    The Bigger Picture | Smithsonian Institution Archives

  • Sneak Peek 4/20/2015

    robym
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:48 am
    Blog Tags: Sneak PeekBuildingsBlog Categories: Collections in Focus
  • Link Love: 4/17/2015

    todam
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:19 am
    Mark your calendars, Fall 2015 - The Smithsonian hopes to open the Arts and Industries Building to host special events. [via Washington Post The American Library Association released their State of America's Libraries Report for 2014. [via InfoDocket New technology embraced in the past leads to unitended consequences as paintings conservator, Dawn Rogala, discovers that the cause of cracks in some mid-century paintings was the result of artists' use of newly available at the time commercial paints in their works. [via The Torch, SI] Getting dirty - April is National Garden Month and the…
  • See Here: 4/17/2015

    Sobersk
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Blog Categories: Collections in FocusBlog Tags: See HereScience
  • Design + Archives: Read All About It!

    todam
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Previous Pause Next 1 of 8 Exhibition brochure - "Mathew Brady's Portraits," September 26, 1997 to January 4, 1998, National Portrait Gallery, page 1. Exhibition brochure - "Mathew Brady's Portraits," September 26, 1997 to January 4, 1998, National Portrait Gallery, page 1. Exhibition brochure - "Mathew Brady's Portraits," September 26, 1997 to January 4, 1998, National Portrait Gallery, page 2. Exhibition brochure - "Mathew Brady's Portraits," September 26, 1997 to January 4, 1998, National Portrait Gallery, page 2. Exhibition brochure - "Mathew Brady's Portraits," September 26, 1997 to…
  • Women in Science Wednesday: Dr. Melissa K. McCormick

    kapsalise
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Blog Categories: Smithsonian HistoryBlog Tags: Women in Science WednesdayScience
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    Photography Tips & Tricks

  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Tripods, Starbursts, and Waterfalls – Episode 93

    Aaron Westgate
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    RC has some tips on how to use tripods. He then answers viewers questions on how to get a sunburst with your landscape photography and how to achieve that milky water effect when photographing waterfalls. Website to watch: PhotoshopWorld.com Links Mentioned in the Show Peachpit Book Deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Snapshot – Snapseed 2.0 Tips for Making Great Pictures

    Aaron Westgate
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:27 pm
    In this product snapshot - Scott Kelby and RC Concepcion are joined by Nils Kokemohr of Google to debut the release of their updated free app Snapseed 2.0. The guys go through some basic use of the tool as well as a couple of hidden features that will really excite you. For a full 28 lesson class on how to use Snapseed 2.0 make sure you visit http://kelbyone.com/snapseed Get the newest version of Snapseed by Google by visiting iTunes or Google Play (links below) Links from the show Snapseed on Google Play Snapseed on iTunes This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne |…
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Minimizing Yourself and Registering Focus Point – Episode 92

    Aaron Westgate
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    RC's first tip is on not being "that" guy at a performance when taking pictures. He has some tips for minimizing yourself at a show/performance/recital. In the second half of the show, RC shares a tip on registering a focus point to get tack sharp focus of your subject with Canon and Nikon cameras. Website to watch: Candace Bartlett Links Mentioned in the Show Peachpit Book Deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Motion Capture and Tethered Capture – Episode 91

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

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

  • 12 Great Photographs By Edward Steichen

    johnpaulcaponigro
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
      Read quotes by Edward Steichen here. Watch a documentary on Edward Steichen here. View more 12 Great Photographs collections here.
  • Seminar – Cape Cod Art Association – Hyannis, MA

    johnpaulcaponigro
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    Join me Saturday, April 18th at the Cape Cod Art Association in Hyannis, MA at  9am - 4pm. I’ll present five Canon sponsored lectures Illuminating Creativity, Game Changers, Fine Art Digital Printing, Photoshop Color Strategies, and Lighting FX. Find out more here.
  • 12 Great Photographs By Michael Kenna

    johnpaulcaponigro
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
      Read quotes by Michael Kenna here. Read a conversation with Michael Kenna here. View a video with Michael Kenna here. View more 12 Great Photographs collections here.
  • Lecture – Newport Museum Of Art, Newport, RI

    johnpaulcaponigro
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    Join me Wednesday, April 15th at the Newport Museum Of Art in Newport, RI at  7 pm. I’ll present two Canon sponsored lectures on The Creative Process and Game Changers. It’s free and open to the public. Find out more here.
  • 18 Quotes By Photographer Michael Kenna

    johnpaulcaponigro
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
      Enjoy this collection of quotes by photographer Michael Kenna. “I do have strong convictions and political opinions, but I don’t think it’s necessary to imbue my photographic work with them. I use photography as a vessel for visual material to flow through, to encourage conversation with the viewer. I try to present a catalyst and invite viewers to tell their own stories.” – Michael Kenna “I find that when one has worked long enough, technical know-how becomes almost irrelevant. In photography, it’s not difficult to reach a technical level where you don’t need to…
 
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Flight for Prom

    Moose
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website “Hey, I’m supposed to photograph my daughte […] The post Flight for Prom appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
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    Cardinal Photo

  • Some great deals at B&H to celebrate NAB 2015

    David Cardinal
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    NAB may be mostly about video, but that hasn’t kept B&H from rolling out a massive number of great deals on cameras, lenses, and more. You can get access to the all of them on their handy NAB Specials page. Some are time-limited as they are running along with the show, so don’t wait too long to take advantage!  You can also keep up with B&H’s announcements and events at NAB yourself. read more
  • Datacolor Spyder 5: The best desktop color management tool keeps getting better

    David Cardinal
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:09 pm
    There is nothing more frustrating to a photographer than not being able to judge the color of their images. Even black and white images need accurate tonal values. That’s why I’ve long been a proponent of a fully color-managed workflow, providing the best chance that images shown on your monitor will match the way they came out of the camera and the way they look when printed. There are plenty of solutions, but having tried most of them, the one that stands out as a combination of functionality, ease-of-use, and reasonable price. That’s the Spyder line from Datacolor. This…
  • Nikon updates mirrorless line with new Nikon 1 J5

    David Cardinal
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:24 am
    There is no doubt that Nikon’s 1-series cameras are cute, fun, and have great features. However, they’ve had a hard time winning against the larger sensor and better image quality of models from other makers – especially Sony. Nikon is working to change that with its newest model – the Nikon 1 J5. The new model has an updated 20.8MP sensor, and improved EXPEED 5A image processing chip. The body has been updated to provide a better grip, raised controls, and a “pebbled” exterior. Price for the Nikon 1 J5 body-only is $497 for pre-order at B&H, with kits including lenses ranging…
  • TYLT Vu Car: Finally, a wireless car charger that really works

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

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

  • World Backup Day

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

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

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

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

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

  • Using the New Film Tools in Magic Bullet Looks

    Stu Maschwitz
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    Magic Bullet Suite 12 includes the all-new Magic Bullet Film, an easy-to-use effect that gives your footage the real look of motion picture film, thanks to hundreds of feet of 35mm film we shot, processed, scanned, and measured. This film simulation is also included in Magic Bullet Looks, where we broke it into two separate Tools — one for simulating camera negative stocks, and one for print film stocks. You can use these together, or on their own, and optionally in combination with the other powerful Tools in Looks. Here's how.
  • How to Kick the Tires on a Color Corrector

    Stu Maschwitz
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:48 am
    The 2015 NAB Show starts next week in America’s Release Valve, Las Vegas. I’ll be there for some of it, to catch up with friends and check out the latest gear. NAB is always an opportunity to see some new color correction tools. It’s one of the things I enjoy most about the show. Here are some things I do when I sit down at an unfamiliar color correction system to get a sense of how it operates. First and foremost, I check my gut: Am I daunted or welcomed by the interface (physical and/or on-screen). Does it make me feel powerful, or stupid? Does it feel solid, or like a toy? Do I like…
  • Colorista III in Final Cut Pro X

    Stu Maschwitz
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    Colorista III, new in Magic Bullet Suite 12, gives you powerful, layered color correction in Final Cut Pro X. Three-way color, Highlights and Shadows controls, a built-in vignette, intuitive control over individual colors, and the easiest, most powerful keyer, all running in real time. There's a more in-depth overview of Colorista III here, but we worked so hard to get Colorista working great in FCP X, I wanted to show it off on its own. Remember, when you buy Colorista, you can use it in all supported host apps, including After Effects, Premiere, and Final Cut. Want to give it a try?
  • Using LUTs in Magic Bullet Looks

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

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

  • NAB2015 News – Freefly Brings Us MIMIC, A Game Changing Addition To Remote Camera Operation & The ALTA Drone

    Vincent Laforet
    12 Apr 2015 | 4:09 pm
      In 2013, Freefly Systems changed the game with the MoVI, the worlds most advanced handheld camera stabilization system. Now they’re looking to do the same thing again with MIMIC, a completely new motion tracker for the MoVI Remote Operator. For those who may not be familiar, the Remote Op is the person who remotely controls the camera movement independently of where the MoVI Operator is pointing it. As you can see from the video below, they’ve gone all out to make MIMIC completely intuitive for the operator, regardless of experience – “child’s play”…
  • NAB2015 Schedule

    Vincent Laforet
    12 Apr 2015 | 4:57 am
    NAB2015 is gearing up to be a very interesting event! Here’s my schedule, come and say hi and let me know what you think of Project AIR:   All times are PST Monday April 13th 9.30am Blackmagic Booth 10.30pm Kessler Booth 12pm G Tech Booth 1pm Canon Main Stage 2.15pm G Tech Booth   Tuesday April 14th 1pm Atomos Booth 2pm Canon Talk EDU   Wednesday April 15th 10am Canon Main Stage 2pm Canon Talk EDU  
  • AIR SFO is Live & the AIR Book is now available for pre-sale

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

  • Wisdom on Creativity Worth Viewing by John Cleese

    Jim Goldstein
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Whether you find yourself in a creative rut or you’re looking to improve your creative mojo I highly recommend viewing this presentation on Creativity by John Cleese. I guarantee devoting 36 minutes to view this will be worth your while. Enjoy! Can’t watch videos where you are? Here is the transcription of his presentation Copyright Jim M. Goldstein, All Rights Reserved Wisdom on Creativity Worth Viewing by John Cleese The post Wisdom on Creativity Worth Viewing by John Cleese appeared first on JMG-Galleries - Landscape, Nature & Travel Photography.
  • My Most Unique Photo of Yosemite Yet

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

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

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

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

  • TCF Ep. 274 - Jenna Close

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Jenna Close is half of the duo P2. She and her partner Jon got their start shooting for the alternative energy industry and have now branched into still and motion projects for industrial and advertising clients. They’ve worked for some fun people like NBC San Diego, Sierra Club, Beta Engineering and The Cincinnati Zoo.  Jon and Jenna were early adopters of remote controlled aerial photography, they particularly enjoy making composite images and they spend a fair amount of time on their surfboards. Jenna is currently a director on the national board of the American Society of Media…
  • TCF Ep. 273 - Blake Andrews

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Blake Andrews is a street photographer who is a member of the street photography collective In-Public. Based in the American Northwest, his invidiual images and personal projects strive to move beyond the rigidity of genre and to express something unique and personal with a camera.    Resources:   http://blakeandrewsphoto.com   http://www.in-public.com/BlakeAndrews   http://ibarionex.net/thecandidframe/   info@thecandidframe.com   Discover what a Squarespace website can do for your web presence.   …
  • TCF Ep. 272 - Ami Vitale

    6 Apr 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Ami Vitale’s journey as a photojournalist has taken her to 85 countries. She has witnessed civil unrest, poverty, destruction of life, and unspeakable violence. But she has also experienced surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit, and she is committed to highlighting the surprising and subtle similarities between cultures. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries and published in international magazines including National Geographic, Adventure, Geo, Newsweek, Time, and Smithsonian. Her work has garnered multiple awards from prestigious…
  • TCF Ep. 271 - Matt Stuart

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

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

  • Some of My Favorite Spring Images

    Derrald
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Pyramid Lake Sunrise Beautiful Pyramid Lake in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. I captured this image on a still morning in the spring of 2007. Just before I captured this image a beaver went across the lake just before me momentarily disrupting the reflection. It was just him and me on that cool morning. Agate’s Angry Sunset On a stormy May evening I sat atop this rocky outcropping at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument in western Nebraska. I got rained on several times as I waited out this storm hoping it would clear near sunset. Nature did not disappoint. Springtime…
  • Mahoney State Park Platte River Art Show – April 11th and 12th

    Derrald
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:13 am
    Be sure to join me and all the other great artists at the Mahoney State Park Platte River Art Show on April 11th and 12th at the Lodge. I’m excited to display many of my newest works from the past year as well as some old favorites. I look forward to seeing everyone there! Mahoney State Park is off I-80 exit 426 between Omaha and Lincoln.
  • Trip Report: 2015 Spring Sandhill Crane Migration in Nebraska

    Derrald
    3 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Every March I head to central Nebraska to witness an amazing sight, the migration of 500,000 Sandhill Cranes. I watch as these graceful and elegant creatures glide effortlessly through the sky. Every dawn they lift off from a 100 mile stretch of the Platte River to feed in the nearby fields. Every dusk they come back to the river. They stay there overnight in the middle of the low running channels, the water an alarm system alerting them to potential predators. Their call is distinctive. One can hear them coming from miles away, their collective chorus signaling a tradition that dates back…
  • March/April of Colorado Life

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

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

  • New products from Blackmagic Design

    17 Apr 2015 | 6:43 pm
    Blackmagic Design has announced lots of new products at the recent NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show in Las Vegas, most of them scheduled to ship in July.
  • Fujifilm unveils fast 16mm lens

    15 Apr 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Due for release in Australia in late May 2015, Fujifilm's new Fujinon XF16mm f/1.4 R WR is the fifth model in the company's line-up of fast prime lenses.
  • DxO updates announced

    15 Apr 2015 | 3:28 pm
    DxO has released DxO OpticsPro v10.4, DxO FilmPack v5.1.2, and DxO ViewPoint v2.5.4 for Mac and Windows, adding support for the new Nikon D7200 and the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II cameras.
  • Basic Lighting Techniques Masterclass

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Kayell Australia has scheduled afternoon masterclass sessions on basic lighting techniques for Sydney and Melbourne next month.
  • New high-zoom digicams from Sony

    13 Apr 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Sony has pre-announced two new Cyber-shot high-zoom compact travel cameras, the HX90V and WX500, which are due for release in June.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • New Book: Insights From the Creative Path – Find Meaning, Fulfill Your Vision

    RR Jr
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    I’m really excited to announce that my new book “Insights from the Creative Path: Find Meaning, Fulfill Your Vision” is finally out! It’s a continuation of my first book, Insights from Beyond the Lens, where I take you further along the creative journey I’ve experienced as a landscape photographer. While it does offer some technical information, it’s more about the why than the how. That’s a question that is lacking in today’s world of photography, but can unlock so much of your creative potential. It’s a book I’ve been working on for the past two years and composed…
  • On the Value of Self-Validation

    RR Jr
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:54 am
    Hudson River, Beacon, NY / Canon 1ds Mk III, f/8 @ 1/500 sec, ISO 200, 45mm, no filters I’ve been thinking about self-validation a lot lately and how it affects my approach to photography. Validation by others is certainly something I care deeply about. This may seem like a contradiction, but I think both internal and external validation play a critical role for the development of any artist. Without a healthy awareness of how my work is perceived and affects others, I would find it very difficult to put in the time and dedication that makes photography so worthwhile for me. Yet I think…
  • Creative Developing in Lightroom Video – Fog at Sugarloaf

    RR Jr
    3 Apr 2015 | 10:51 am
    Creative photography not only involves the work you do in the field, but also how you approach the processing stage. Your goal should be to let your vision for the image serve as a creative guide from beginning to end, whether that’s a finished file or a fine art print. It’s an approach that I believe yields better results, gives you a much better sense of creative direction, and enables you to use the tools in Lightroom much more effectively. Why to use a tool becomes much more important than how.  Check out my latest screencast where I share my creative approach in processing a…
  • April 2015 Free Desktop Wallpaper

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

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

  • The Creative Edge…With A Dose of Good Luck!

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

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

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

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

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

  • You’re Supposed to Ask, You Know—NOT! (part 2)

    David Saxe
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    My last post was about subtly taking pictures of people without their permission. This is not the first time I wrote about it and when I have, it usually evokes arguments on both sides. In fact some of them are quite vocal, accusing me of being sneaky, and “invading people’s privacy”. Absolute bullshit! If one […]
  • You’re Supposed to Ask, You Know—NOT!

    David Saxe
    5 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    Last week, I attended PrideFest in Lake Worth Florida. I usually do it because its a lot of fun, I have no problem getting people to have their picture taken, and it usually results in a couple of great shots. This year was a bit different though. I decided to just photograph the Gay Pride […]
  • Its over…or is it?

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

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

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

  • The DigiCase is the Ultimate DIT/DigiTech Case

    nine-volt
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    People always ask us what the best way is to customize their DigiCase Pro. We’ve been using the TrekPak dividers with great success. They are easily customizable to create nice compartments under your DigiPlate Pro to store cables, hard drives, a DigiShade Pro, etc. We recommend accessorizing the bottom of your DigiPlate first so you’ll have a better game plan when figuring where your dividers can and can’t go. The TrekPak dividers can be purchased at both B&H and Amazon for $95.
  • CF vs. SD Cards: Which is faster? You’ll be surprised.

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

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

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

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

  • Baby Jillian

    mindy
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:45 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 - Baby Jillian xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Baby Jillian
  • Baby Julian

    mindy
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:02 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 - Baby Julian xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Baby Julian
  • Chicago Newberry Library Weddings | Kelly & Mike

    mindy
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:51 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago Newberry Library Weddings | Kelly & Mike xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in…
  • Destination Rock the Dress Session | Mindy & Roy

    mindy
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:12 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 - Destination Rock the Dress Session | Mindy & Roy xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in…
  • Azul Sensatori Cancun Wedding | Mindy & Roy

    mindy
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:02 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 - Azul Sensatori Cancun Wedding | Mindy & Roy xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest   Bride’s Guide: Ceremony & Reception: Azul Sensatori Cancun, Mexico Photography: Michele and Andy Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple,…
 
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • Weekly Street Photos #32

    19 Apr 2015 | 1:11 am
    This week's theme: OVERHEAD SHOT I love taking pictures from above to punctuate my shooting routine. Viewing my subject overhead automatically refreshes my point of view and affords me a momentary pause to reassess my perspective on most photo projects I do. Here are a few examples in Black & White...      (Click on Photos for better viewing) "Equilibrium" "Human Ant Farm"   "
  • Weekly Street Photos #31

    10 Apr 2015 | 3:33 pm
    This week's theme: EASTER SUNDAY Easter Sunday is a big day of celebration for Filipino families. Most traditional (elderly) Filipino Catholics literally believe that Jesus gets "reborn in spirit" each year on Easter, a spiritual regeneration parallel to the physical cycle of death and rebirth we find in nature.   I remember my grandfather being a member of a select group of initiates 
  • Weekly Street Photos #30

    4 Apr 2015 | 1:11 am
    This week's theme: HOLY WEEK Aside from Christmas, Holy Week is the most important period in this country's yearly Religious Calendar.  Being the third largest Catholic country in the world (after Brazil and Mexico), with more than 80% of the population baptized within the Faith, the whole country comes into a stand-still from Holy Wednesday until Easter Sunday. Everyone is on holiday-- most
  • Weekly Street Photos #29

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

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

  • How to Personalize Lightroom

    Krishna Mohan
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:34 am
    If you’re a professional photographer or if you just like the personal touch, why not personalize your Lightroom interface? Here are two separate hacks which make Lightroom look as though it was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Female Huntsman Spider with Egg Sac

    Krishna Mohan
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:29 am
    This female huntsman spider also known as common house spider (Heteropoda cf. venatoria), giant crab spider spider, banana spider (due to its occasional appearance in marketed bananas) was sitting on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Short Horned Gaudy Grasshopper

    Krishna Mohan
    3 Apr 2015 | 4:04 am
    Grasshoppers are herbivorous insects. To distinguish them from bush crickets or katydids, they are sometimes referred to as short-horned grasshoppers. The one here is Short Horned Gaudy Grasshopper... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lens Blur Filter to Create Depth of Field

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

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

  • Early Spring Anniversary Celebration

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

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

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

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

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

  • Convergance: Canon XC10

    Ross Murphy
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    Canon introduces a 4K video/Stills cameraKey specs4K video12mp stills1" CMOS sensorLP-E6 battery (same as 5D and 7D)fixed F2.8-5.6 image stabilized lens equivalent to 27.3-273mm for videos and 24.1-241mm for stills.Rotating grip and tilt LCD MSRP of $2499RossImages In Light
  • Incidental Black and White

    Ross Murphy
    3 Apr 2015 | 9:06 am
    The Bay Bridge: 5D Mk III, EF24-70 f/2.8 II L Larger ImageIts not always easy to see in black and white, I use my iPhone 6 sometimes for visualizing what a scene may look like in black and white, when I set it to B and W it is a very useful tool for that.The City by the Bay image above was a super high contrast scene that had little color other than the very bright sun, it made an ideal setting for black and white photography. My initial thought was to wait for sunset and shoot a low light scene, but this light presented itself to me, so I walked down the bank until the bridge blocked the sun…
  • Working Yosemite

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

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

    Ross Murphy
    10 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    From Canon AsiaConceptual Diagram of Low-Pass Filter Effect Cancellation5DS manual is here at Canon EuropeOn the EOS 5DS R, the image of the subject is first separated in the vertical direction by Low-pass Filter 1, after which the separated images are merged again at Low-pass Filter 2. In the case of the EOS 5DS, the subject image is separated in the horizontal direction by Low-pass Filter 1, and in the vertical direction by Low-pass Filter 2.A newly-developed full-frame CMOS sensor is employed on both models, but they vary significantly in the structure of the low-pass filter that is…
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Santa Monica Pier

    Rich Legg
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 15 seconds, f/16, ISO 200
  • DIY Home Remodel

    Rich Legg
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:37 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 50-140 f/2.8IS lens – 1/180 second, f/4, ISO 200
  • Looking Back

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

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

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

  • How to #MakeClientsHappy: Communication Is The Key for This Portrait Photographer

    Sarah Jacobs
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:54 am
    Hannah Gough is a portrait and wedding photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. After working with a portrait studio for many years she walked away with a strong sense of what she would need to start her own portrait business. And that’s what she did. Here’s what she does to make her clients happy, and build lasting relationships with each of them. Photo by Hannah Gough PhotoShelter: How have you built lasting relationships with clients? Hannah Gough: This is probably the most important part of my business. Now, 3 years into it, I still find it is the face to face connections and…
  • A Social Network of Selfies??? | I Love Photography | Ep. 52 | April 17, 2015

    Allen Murabayashi
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:01 am
    The Instagram for doctors has some pretty (gross) interesting photos, Yale has the largest collection of Lincoln photos (and a really nice library), and Allen takes a selfie while spinning in a chair. Just another episode of I Love Photography. Download the podcast  Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 0:56 Kevin Frayer and Diana Markosian win Chris Hondros Fund awards 2:50 22 Organizations that want to fund your photography 4:40 Yale acquires Lincoln photo collection 7:11 Instagram updates guidelines on nudity and harassment 10:00 Figure…
  • 5 Newsworthy Photojournalism Shots on Lattice

    Fernando Gomes
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:58 am
    Each week, we compile our favorite photos from Lattice, our new community where you can discover, share and connect about photography. Find inspiration in the images and celebrate the talented photographers (yourself included!) who captured them. It’s that simple. This week, we tried to find the best photojournalistic images on Lattice. These are photos that tell important and topical stories, but are shot in a way that is conducive to the distribution of newsworthy information. We found these in a variety of boards, from Weavers to Protests Around Police Brutality. Check them out!
  • 6 Reasons Photographers Are Loving Lattice

    Deborah Block
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:54 am
    If you haven’t checked it out yet, Lattice is our new community where you can discover, share and connect with some of the most amazing photography around. Get inspired by the images and celebrate the talented photographers (including you!) behind what you love. It’s that simple. We recently caught up with photographers and photo lovers to find out what they’re liking about the new community. Take a look at the 6 big reasons they gave us. 1. You can discover & share great photography.  Photo by Robert Chrosciewicz “I think Lattice is a great way of sharing work and…
  • How to #MakeClientsHappy: Connecting with Your Subject – A Portrait Photographer’s Advice

    Sarah Jacobs
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    James Bellorini is a documentary, commercial and editorial photographer based in London, England. James covers a wide range of subjects in his portraiture, “One day I might be shooting a performer or actor, the next it might be team members of international banks or a campaign portrait for a charity,” says James. With a background in theater and an emphasis on personal storytelling, James had a lot to share with us about building relationships with his portrait subjects to make them happy while delivering excellent customer service. PhotoShelter: How do you build rapport with your…
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • Back to Sucking.

    David
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    This weekend I’m off to the northern tip of Vancouver Island to dive in the giant kelp forests with sea lions and octopus. I can’t wait! After a year of taking SCUBA courses and, forgive the pun, immersing myself in a hobby more bewildering than even photography, I am finally taking my cameras into the water and it feels like going back to school. Not back to grade 12, either. Back to grade one. Back to clumsy. Back not to pencils but to crayons. The thick ones. Back to “I don’t know what the hell is going on.” Back to absolute beginner. Back to serial failure. Back to fear and a…
  • On Real Photographers

    David
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:25 am
    My friend, and inspiration, Chris Orwig My first experiences of being part of a group of my peers did not go well. My memories of being in school are mostly filled with my efforts to fit in, and the efforts of others to keep me out. The new kid. The smaller kid. The kid with the funny name. So I come honestly by my desire to see others included. So when I hear people complain that “now everyone has a camera and suddenly everyone’s a photographer” I hear the same old, fear-driven, mean-spirited, zeitgeist of the schoolyard. The same craft, beautiful for it’s democratic nature, that…
  • My Favourite Magazine

    David
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:54 am
    Being its editor-in-chief, it’s hard not to be unashamedly biased about this magazine . Each issue gets better and better and with each one I’m more sure we’re doing something beautiful, something full of value. It’s ad-free, and its circulation is still on the “cult-following” side, which means this is more a labour of love than a good business model but we do it, like we do all our publications, For the Love of the Photograph. I hope this issue brings you insane inspiration.  Keats famously said that education isn’t so much filling a bucket as it…
  • You Matter More

    David
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Feel free to click on this and download the desktop wallpaper version. I should have known better; I should have known that I can’t just say, “we give our cameras way too much credit for their part in the photographic process,” on social media, toss it out over left field without further commentary and not get some yeah-buts and some push-back. My bad. I should have known that there will be those who rush to the defense of technology without hearing what I’m actually saying. So. Ahem. Let me be less brief (and please take this somewhat light-heartedly, no matter how…
  • Come to Kenya with Me

    David
    12 Apr 2015 | 5:56 pm
          In the next 12 months, as far as I can see, there are only 3 opportunities to travel with me and 2 of those – the  Within The Frame Portfolio Series trips to Venice and Jodhpur –  filled up within a day of being announced. The one I have not yet announced is a trip in February 2016 to one of my favourite places on the planet: Kenya’s Maasai Mara. The dates are February 1-11, 2016. We’ll meet in Nairobi and then take a couple days to see Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru before driving through the great Rift Valley to the beautiful grasslands of the Maasai Mara.
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • How to #MakeClientsHappy: Communication Is The Key for This Portrait Photographer

    Sarah Jacobs
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:54 am
    Hannah Gough is a portrait and wedding photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. After working with a portrait studio for many years she walked away with a strong sense of what she would need to start her own portrait business. And that’s what she did. Here’s what she does to make her clients happy, and build lasting relationships with each of them. Photo by Hannah Gough PhotoShelter: How have you built lasting relationships with clients? Hannah Gough: This is probably the most important part of my business. Now, 3 years into it, I still find it is the face to face connections and…
  • A Social Network of Selfies??? | I Love Photography | Ep. 52 | April 17, 2015

    Allen Murabayashi
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:01 am
    The Instagram for doctors has some pretty (gross) interesting photos, Yale has the largest collection of Lincoln photos (and a really nice library), and Allen takes a selfie while spinning in a chair. Just another episode of I Love Photography. Download the podcast  Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 0:56 Kevin Frayer and Diana Markosian win Chris Hondros Fund awards 2:50 22 Organizations that want to fund your photography 4:40 Yale acquires Lincoln photo collection 7:11 Instagram updates guidelines on nudity and harassment 10:00 Figure…
  • 5 Newsworthy Photojournalism Shots on Lattice

    Fernando Gomes
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:58 am
    Each week, we compile our favorite photos from Lattice, our new community where you can discover, share and connect about photography. Find inspiration in the images and celebrate the talented photographers (yourself included!) who captured them. It’s that simple. This week, we tried to find the best photojournalistic images on Lattice. These are photos that tell important and topical stories, but are shot in a way that is conducive to the distribution of newsworthy information. We found these in a variety of boards, from Weavers to Protests Around Police Brutality. Check them out!
  • 6 Reasons Photographers Are Loving Lattice

    Deborah Block
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:54 am
    If you haven’t checked it out yet, Lattice is our new community where you can discover, share and connect with some of the most amazing photography around. Get inspired by the images and celebrate the talented photographers (including you!) behind what you love. It’s that simple. We recently caught up with photographers and photo lovers to find out what they’re liking about the new community. Take a look at the 6 big reasons they gave us. 1. You can discover & share great photography.  Photo by Robert Chrosciewicz “I think Lattice is a great way of sharing work and…
  • How to #MakeClientsHappy: Connecting with Your Subject – A Portrait Photographer’s Advice

    Sarah Jacobs
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    James Bellorini is a documentary, commercial and editorial photographer based in London, England. James covers a wide range of subjects in his portraiture, “One day I might be shooting a performer or actor, the next it might be team members of international banks or a campaign portrait for a charity,” says James. With a background in theater and an emphasis on personal storytelling, James had a lot to share with us about building relationships with his portrait subjects to make them happy while delivering excellent customer service. PhotoShelter: How do you build rapport with your…
 
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    Photo Attorney

  • Musician’s Photo Release is a Rights Grab

    Carolyn E. Wright
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    Meghan Trainor, the popular singer of “All About That Bass,” and her management company, Atom Factory Music, LLC, reportedly are making photographers and videographers sign a Release to get a photo credential at Trainor’s concerts. The Release restricts your taking photos to the first three songs and video recording to the first 90 seconds of the first three songs of the performance. “Photographs” and “Videos” are defined as all of your shots or video taken during that time. Unfortunately, by signing the Release, you exclusively give Trainor the…
  • Federal Lands Photography Rules

    Carolyn E. Wright
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    When photographing on federal lands, it’s helpful to know the rules and carry a copy of them with you in case you are challenged. Here are links to them for your reference: National Park Service Permits and rules are dictated by each park, such as: http://www.nps.gov/grsa/planyourvisit/upload/commercial_photography_guidelines.pdf http://www.nps.gov/goga/planyourvisit/specialparkuses.htm You can find a list of them here: http://www.nps.gov/search/?affiliate=nps&query=photography%20permits Wilderness Areas…
  • Senate Bill Seeks to Require Permitting for Filming on Federal Lands

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

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

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

  • Flight for Prom

    Moose
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website “Hey, I’m supposed to photograph my daughte […] The post Flight for Prom appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
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    MaineSight

  • Iceland, Post #1

    Paul
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    Tweet I just returned from my first ever visit to Iceland, a trip I’ve been wanting to take for many years. I had a mixed mission to photograph and run up as many mountains & volcanoes as possible. But, alas, the weather conspired to make real running problematic at best. A day or two prior to my arrival, a blizzard deposited a snow all over the mountains and backroads of southern Iceland, making travel to trailheads via ordinary 4wd not possible. Of course, if you had one of these, you’d be all set: This is the vehicle you need to get around the backcountry in Iceland. As it…
  • Ice, Sun dogs and Parhelic Circle

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

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

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

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

  • Leighton-Linslade Carnival 2015

    admin
    3 Apr 2015 | 3:55 am
      The Leighton-Linslade Carnival Court for 2015 have been selected. This year’s Carnival Queen is Holly Porter, who will be supported by Princesses Lottie Bates & Eva Patterson. The runners-up were Myan Dixon and Georgia Miller. The judging team included mayor Ray Berry, Jenni Reid (Pierre Cochon), our own Farzana Kharawala, Gennaro Borrelli (A Touch of Class Hair & Beauty) & Christine Munford (Town Council’s Honorary Burgess). Great prizes were offered by local businesses which included a portrait session from us, flowers by Gingerlily, goodie bag by Tesco…
  • Breathtaking Wildlife Video

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

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

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

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

  • DPE Podcast 4.15.15 – Rick and Juan discuss making images with impact

    Juan Pons
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan discuss making images with impact. 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 guys have…
  • DPE Podcast 4.1.15 – Rick and Juan talk about the best lenses to use in different shooting situations and we have an interview with Chris Smith founder of the Out of Chicago Photo Conference

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

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

    Juan Pons
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    In this episode we have an interview with editorial and lifestyle photographer Catherine Hall, plus Rick and Juan talk about landscape photography and go head to head providing landscape photo tips. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make…
  • DPE Podcast 02.15.15 – An interview with Chas Glatzer and Rick and Juan discuss creative visualization

    Juan Pons
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:35 am
    In this episode we have an interview with wildlife photographer and photo workshop instructor Chas Glatzer, plus Rick and Juan talk discuss creative visualization. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via…
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    Daniel Korzeniewski Photography

  • Iceland in Photos – 29 Images of My Adventures Around the Ring

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    8 Apr 2015 | 4:24 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski If you travel to Iceland for the first time and you do some research beforehand, you expect to see greatness and amazing landscapes, but in all honesty, there are no words to describe its magic allure once you arrive. As we left Keflavik, a small town about fifty kilometers from Reykjavik that hosts the international airport, I was immediately in awe. This is not an ordinary place, and it was palpable as soon as we started traversing our way to Route 1. Vastness and natural beauty surrounded us. Route 1 is better known as the…
  • Bhutan in Photos – 33 Images from The Land of the Thunder Dragon

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

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

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

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

  • Photographer Spotlight: Joe Giron

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

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

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

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

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

  • Spring Has Arrived!

    12 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    Spring has arrived in Texas. The Knockout Rose bushes have exploded!
  • Lottery Winner Getting Bigger by the Day!

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

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

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

    7 Dec 2014 | 5:33 am
    Last week we chronicled how my wife found a four week old puppy, in a bag, on the side of a country road. After only four days of care and feeding her appearance has changed to that of what one would hope a young puppy should be.Meet Brodie
 
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  • 3DR Solo Drones A Big Hit At NAB 2015

    Kevin Alexander
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    Drones were a big hit at NAB this year, but one that received a lot of attention was the 3DR Solo. It is designed to work with GoPro cameras and has some interesting Smart Shot features that make capturing drone shots an intuitive process. The Solo is designed for those with and without experience flying a drone. The controller looks like a video game controller and has a mount for your mobile device. The controller also includes a HDMI port to connect with an external monitor. The accompanying Solo app (iOS and Android) connects via built-in WiFi providing a live video stream and complete…
  • New RED Weapon Camera – Supports full-frame 8K

    Sebastian Wöber
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:27 am
    RED Digital Cinema announced a new camera body, the RED Weapon. They presented all the new features and displayed the camera at NAB 2015. Unfortunately RED did not give interviews or talk about the camera on video. In a vulgar booth with artificial human body parts and corpses RED showed off their new camera design the RED Weapon. It seems the camera will work for non-horror productions too though. Essentially the new camera is a rehousing of the 6K Epic Dragon Sensor that they released last year and it will run for $34,500 for the lower end version and $49,500 for the premium version with…
  • GoPro HEROCast – New GoPro Streaming Solution for Live Broadcasting

    Sebastian Wöber
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:49 am
    The new GoPro HEROCast makes GoPro streaming of live events a reality. It’s built for professional live broadcasting of GoPro HD footage and works with any receivers. GoPro HEROCast has just become the smallest and lightest professional live-broadcast transmitter on the market. The add-on accessory connects to any GoPro HERO 4 or previous generation. For those in the live event business this is important news as it opens up new possibilities, new perspectives when covering an event. So far GoPro style shots were mostly limited to a non-live workflow. HEROCast was developed together…
  • Zoom F8 Eight Track Field Recorder Announced

    Kevin Alexander
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
     Zoom announced a new 8 track field recorder at NAB this week. There isn’t much info available on it just yet, but they have teased some of the specs for now. The Zoom F8 will be an 8 channel multi-track field recorder and mixer with four XLR / ¼ inputs on both sides. It includes a dual SD card reader, is powered by DC input or eight AA batteries, and even includes an internal timecode generator. It has 2 mini XLR outputs, a ¼ headphone jack, and a mini-sub output. Zoom is known for their handheld audio recorders, but this is the first time they’ve presented a field mixer of…
  • Unique Shots with Sony’s New Electronic Fader ND / Aperture Function – NAB 2015

    Nino Leitner
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:20 pm
    At NAB 2015, Sony didn’t have any big camera news – the FS7 had their US premiere but it has already been in the market for a while since it was introduced about 6 months ago. However, we discovered something really interesting, an easy oversight, when Sony’s Bill Drummond was giving us a walk-through at their booth: the Sony X180, a semi-shoulder camcorder similar to the dated EX3, features an extremely intriguing feature that we have never seen in another camera before: It’s a unique kind of combination of an electronically controlled fader ND that automatically…
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Madeline + Jamie | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
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  • Jessica + Ethan | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
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  • Bryna + Geoff | Married

    jasongphoto
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
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  • Jess + Bryce Engaged

    jasongphoto
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
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  • Robin + Joe | Couple Session

    jasongphoto
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
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    The LPV Show

  • Episode 2.18 – Khalik Allah

    Bryan Formhals
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Recorded March 22nd, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn With photography, sometimes all it takes is a handful of photographs for a photographer to capture the imagination of a wide audience. Last year, within the span of a few weeks Khalik Allah started to appear frequently in my streams. I started seeing his photographs in my Tumblr dashboard and had a few emails from trusted people telling me I should check out what he was up to. He passed the Joerg Colberg test. He was named Harlem’s Street Photographer by Time Magazine. His photographs were blogged and reblogged. He…
  • Episode 2.17 – Josh Kesner

    Bryan Formhals
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Recorded March 14th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Josh Kesner earns his living as a director of photography, and like many of us pursues his photography on the side. He went to RIT at the same time as Tom but they never met until after they graduated. We thought he’d make a good guest because he’s passionate about making candid photographs in public but doesn’t follow much contemporary street photography, unlike Tom and I who have been immersed in the genre for several years. I was mostly interested in some new photographs he’s been making with an anamorphic lens…
  • Episode 2.16 – Anna Yatskevich

    Bryan Formhals
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Recorded February 28th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Anna Yatskevich goes by jazzaddict on social media, which should give you a good indication about her primary photographic and musical interest. She joined us for the recording of the double header with Yoshi & Tamara  and Olga and Mathieu. When I found out she’s been photographing around some of the jazz clubs in New York, I thought she’d make an interesting guest. Her primary venue for photographing is Smalls in the West Village. I finally made it out with her last month and enjoyed myself, even though…
  • Episode 2.15 – Charlie Johnstone & Corey Presha

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

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

  • Exposing to the Right Explained

    Spencer Cox
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:17 am
    Exposing to the right, or “ETTR,” is an approach to photography that is as helpful as it is controversial. On one hand, exposing to the right is yet another technique to remember while shooting, and it can potentially ruin your exposure if utilized incorrectly. On the other hand, at least in theory, ETTR is the epitome of digital exposure. With proper ETTR, your images have as much detail in the shadows as they possibly can, without any of the highlights losing information along the way.It is important to know that this article is not for beginners. If you do not fully…
  • How to Fix Light Leaks in Long Exposure Photography

    Kevin Choi
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:55 pm
    If you have experimented with long exposure photography, you may have seen light leakage issues in your images. For the uninitiated – your camera is a light tight body that is intended to allow light from one end only, and that’s the front of the lens. Light only enters when you press the shutter release. Normally, your camera wouldn’t allow light to enter through any other opening in the camera. However, unless you have a badly manufactured camera, there is typically only one source that could potentially harm your images, and that’s your camera’s viewfinder. Let’s…
  • Content Sharing Contest Winner and Prizes

    Nasim Mansurov
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Big thanks to everyone who took part in our Content Sharing Contest poll to pick the winner of the Sony A6000. It was a close race, with both Aaron Priest and Spencer Cox dominating the poll for a while. But looks like Aaron still came out first, with 80 votes on his side, only 4 votes higher than Spencer. Congratulations to Aaron for winning the Sony A6000 and big thanks to everyone who participated – your articles generated a lot of great interest and discussions among our readers. As promised, we will be emailing each participant with request to pick their smaller prizes as well.If…
  • Crocodilia and more at Alligator Adventure

    Thomas Stirr
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    There is something about crocodiles and their relatives that fascinates many people. Perhaps it’s the 85 million year history of this family of creatures. Or maybe when we look into their eyes, it is the realization that they may be looking back at us as a potential meal that gets our attention. If you are in the Myrtle Beach (South Carolina) area a trip to Alligator Adventure may be a great way to spend part of a day. The facility has a wide range of crocodilia from all over the globe, including rare albino alligators (Note: I pushed my Nikon 1 V2 to f/7.1, 1/20, ISO-6400 to…
  • Dumbing Down the D7200 – What Nikon Doesn’t Get About Wildlife Photography

    John Sherman
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:07 pm
    With the introduction of the D7200, Nikon gave another slap in the face to wildlife photographers. Instead of shrinking the buffer, like they did with the D7100, this time they slashed the frame rate by 17% at top image quality (compared to the even older D7000, I’ll explain later). Folks hoping Nikon would answer Canon’s release of the 7D Mark II are certainly disappointed. There are two things Nikon doesn’t seem to get about wildlife photography. First, wildlife photographers don’t want to pick either a DX or FX body to shoot with, we want one of each that will work together as a…
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    Landscape Photography Blogger

  • New Releases: Philip Hyde Signature Desert Landscapes

    David Leland Hyde
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:14 am
    New Releases: The History Behind Philip Hyde Desert Icons Evening Light On West Mitten Butte, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Utah-Arizona, copyright 1963 Philip Hyde. From Navajo Wildlands in the Sierra Club Exhibit Format Series. (Click on the image to see it large.) Philip Hyde began photographing the desert Southwest with large format film in 1951. At that time, he used primarily black and white film, but did expose some large format color transparencies too. The Sierra Club book, This Is Dinosaur: Echo Park and It’s Magic Rivers, with introduction, one chapter and editing by…
  • My Most ‘Unique’ Photograph Of Yosemite Valley

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

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

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

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

  • Million Paws Walking…

    sesame
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:42 pm
      Brought to you by Nuffnang and RSPCA The other evening I reached out to pet Chilli and her ears went back, while her eyes appeared to enlarge to cartoon proportions. This happens nearly every time. When it’s windy outside, Chilli hides herself under the covers in my bed. She furiously licks our faces when the noise level in the house rises. These might all just be quirks of her chihuahua personality or more likely they are left over from the life of abuse and neglect she surely suffered before she found her forever home with us. Abandoned under a house and left for dead,…
  • Adventures in Geocaching

    sesame
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Lately I have been on the hunt for things that can bring the three kids together for more fun than fighting and in doing so we have rediscovered geocaching!  If you have not heard about it, basically it is a worldwide treasure hunt. All you really need is the app on your smart phone.  Now, we have only stayed on the basic membership so it does not cost a thing, but if the kids continue to enjoy this, I am planning on springing for the year of premium membership -about $30.00- and the full featured app -an additional $10.00- as that is a meagre amount to pay for hours of…
  • Getting them off the screen and onto the wall!

    sesame
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    My photos, that is. It is a case of the shoemaker’s kids going barefoot around here. Obviously I take a lot of photos, but I am terrible at making prints. Often in a flurry of good intentions, I will pull my favourite of favourites and file a copy in an optimistically named folder, Print These. Then I proceed to forget to order them online and the folder becomes overrun with items like a crowded closet that you just want to lock the door and forget exists. Eventually I move that promising folder to my external hard drive for storage and make a new one. Sound familiar? I could not…
  • The Book of Life :: Movie Review and Ticket Giveaway!

    sesame
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:12 pm
    This is the first in the series of Ruth Reviews where my Aussie bestie heads out on the town, explores activities and then reports back to Sesame Ellis headquarters. It is just one way I am expanding things around here so that I can offer interesting content and giveaways that I did not have time for before! Ruth and I are two peas in a pod. The story of how we met is one for another time, but let me assure you, she would not be reviewing for me if I did not trust her views to mesh with my site completely! We might not always agree (although we mostly do), but I completely respect her. I…
  • Giving my kids a map to get by in life.

    sesame
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:04 pm
    This parenting thing is getting harder by the day. I thought the sleepless nights of newborns would be tough, but no one really warned me about these years. Actually, I am pretty sure I remember my mother mentioning something, but I was intoxicated on new baby scent. Now I have a tween. I thought Gemma and I would be best friends forever, but hormones or something have robbed me a little of her. At least when any of her friends are around and a lot of other times too. She still wants my affection when she is tired, but often she is pulling away. Hiding behind fake glasses and a bad…
 
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • 5 Tips from the Masters

    Chris Corradino
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    I recently put together an article with five of my favorite photo quotes along with my own thoughts on how to apply them to your photography. Check out the full list over on the PicsArt blog.5 Quotes from the Masters and How to Apply Them to Your Photography
  • Spring Workshop Recap

    Chris Corradino
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:36 am
    The 2015 workshop series got off to a great start with a sold out Central Park adventure. With beautiful weather and signs of Spring all around, we had a terrific outing. Some of the topics covered included: creative composition, histograms, highlight alert, low light opportunities, working with filters, and fine tuning exposure settings. Thanks to all who came out, and to Sue for these action shots.  Due to popular demand, we've added more workshops to this year's lineup including events in Spring, Summer and Fall. Spaces are limited and will fill up quickly. Check out the full…
  • Tech Talk: Why Mirrorless Cameras?

    Chris Corradino
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:22 am
    Over on the Alien Skin blog, I have a guest post discussing many of the important considerations when thinking about Mirrorless cameras. As you'll read, there are some advantages to packing light. It's not all about weight though, with a whole host of features that can change the way you shoot for the better. Check it out here: Tipping the Scales of Success with a Lightweight Mirrorless Camera. 
  • Guest Post on 6 Essential Camera Features

    Chris Corradino
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    I recently prepared an article for Digital Photography School about How to Control Your Aperture. In this follow up piece, I delve into 6 of the Most Essential but Underused Camera Features. Chances are, there's a couple you could be using in your own work. Check it out here.    
  • Almost Spring at Bushkill Falls

    Chris Corradino
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:55 am
    Sue and I took the dogs for an early morning Easter Sunday hike. We've been waiting for Bushkill falls to reopen after the long winter. They are partially open anyway with the green trail and part of the yellow trail accessible. The other parts are still covered in ice!  Shot this with the Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 Pro lens which is splash resistant. It handled the heavy mist well enough to take this long exposure.  
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    Brian Matiash Photography

  • The Grand Canyon Seen in 6 Feet

    Brian Matiash
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:42 am
    “I don’t care what you say anymore. This is my life.” ~Billy Joel If I were to be critical of myself, I’d say that most of my life has been lived “on rails”, referring to video games that play out on a mostly predetermined track. In a lot of ways, it is sort of fitting because I have a really hard time focusing and maintaining my attention span on anything for more than a few minutes. I went to grade school, high school, college and grad school… wrapping all of that up the way I was “supposed to”. I got a job, meandered through a few more,…
  • The Call of the Aurora

    Brian Matiash
    4 Apr 2015 | 9:27 am
    It doesn’t matter if you got up at 4AM to catch a flight to Oslo. It still doesn’t matter if you have a multi-hour layover with a delay to catch your connecting flight from Oslo to Harstad. It even doesn’t matter if you have a 3.5 hour drive in a totally unfamiliar place in the pitch black of darkness. None of this matters when the call of the aurora sounds. If you’re lucky enough to be in a location to hear it, and even luckier to see it, you’d betterbe ready to capture it. If you’re truly a photographer, then it’s your job to do so. Camera: Sony a7S…
  • Focus and clarity

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

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

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

  • Cherry Blossoms at the Farmingdale State College

    Lily Hydrangea
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:21 pm
    I found this nice surprise from my april 2009 archives. I believe I never posted it because I had posted other blossoms earlier that April over here and here. The sunshine and time of day casts a different light on these blooms making them paler by comparison to the vibrant pink blossoms in the links.
  • A Very Sunny Day

    Lily Hydrangea
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:18 am
    I bet this bird is happy no matter what the weather is. There was a point in time last week where I thought if I woke up to one more grey day I would just go back to bed until the sun came out. Then the sun came out, for like TWO days in a row and it was awesome! Everywhere I went I overheard people talking about how wonderful it was. Someone actually texted me saying how he noticed everyone being cheerier due to the sunny climate.I hope it doesn't rain tomorrow.More about Mourning Doves can be found here.
  • Three More Days Until Spring

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

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

    Lily Hydrangea
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Last weekend I went for a walk on the beach at Robert Moses and this is what I found.
 
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    ViewBug Blog

  • Community Spotlight: Rogerstelfox “Always Print Your Best Work”

    Enrique Malfavon
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:27 am
    It’s Monday! The best way to get the week started is by sharing the amazing photos and awesome feedback of the People’s Choice Winner in the Wildlife Silhouettes Photo Contest. Please welcome UK photographer Rogerstelfox! What inspired you to be a photographer? I have always been interested in photographs, as many of my family worked for Kodak in the UK I loved seeing the prints when I was younger. I struggled for years getting shots right with film primarily as I didnt understand the concept of composition nor the the effect from shutter speed and aperture. film and printing was…
  • Standing On The Edge Photo Contest Winners!

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing people standing on an edge in this photo contest made possible by our friends at TheFolioApp. TheFolioApp creates next generation native iPhone/iPad/Android apps and websites for creative professionals so they can share their amazing work with the world in the best possible way on all platforms and devices. Don’t just settle for a website when you can also get your very own native iPhone/iPad and Android apps. We appreciate the feedback of the thousands of photographers that helped us find the following winners by…
  • 46 Insanely Cool Coastal Landscapes Shots – View The Photo Contest Finalists!

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their most stunning coastal landscape image in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Tamron. One lucky winner will win the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Value $1300). The 24-70mm lens uses specialized high-grade glass in the three LD elements three Glass Molded Aspherical Lenses one Hybrid Aspherical Lens and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glasses for excellent image quality. Using a rounded 9-blade diaphragm the lens delivers fine bokeh–the out-of-focus area in a photo. Moisture-resistant construction helps protect the…
  • Size Matters Photo Contest Winners Announced

    admin
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers who shared their photos of huge subjects in this photo contest with chances to win a Canon Rebel T3, an 18-55mm IS II Lens, an interview and more! The entries showed a variety of subjects and interpretations of the “size matters” concept in this contest. Congratulations to the following winners! Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Another View” by CVG167 Congratulations Runner Up “High Rise” by geopapa Congratulations Runner Up “READY FOR DUTY” by Hannasaba Congratulations Amateur Winner…
  • Community Spotlight: Immerse Yourself In The Magical Photos Of ViewBug Member Laima

    admin
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:08 pm
    ViewBug is an international community with amazing photographers from all over the World. Today we are featuring Lithuanian creative photographer Laima, who’s photos feel like a magical dream. Laima, where did you take this photo and at what time of the day? This photo was taken at my home studio in Lithuania, Vilnius. People and most of women around me often inspire me to take creative picture of them. The model in the picture is also my friend who I wanted to shoot for a long time. This photoshoot had to be creative and fun way to spend an evening. I invited several friends in…
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    Tamron Blog: Angle of View

  • Knowing Your Gear Gets The Shot

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

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

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

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

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

  • Try Creating Photos with a Dominant Color Palette

    Dan Bailey
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:21 pm
    I’ve seen a few posts around the web lately featuring images that are each shot with a single color palette, where one color or color scheme dominates the majority of the image. Here’s one example of what I’m talking about. It’s a … Continue reading → The post Try Creating Photos with a Dominant Color Palette appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • My Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography Book is Now Out!

    Dan Bailey
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:10 pm
    It’s finally here!!! My book, Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography, has been officially published by Focal Press and it’s ready to order. Being my first print book, I feel an incredible sense of pride and accomplishment to see this project come … Continue reading → The post My Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography Book is Now Out! appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Read my Photo Essay, “Knik Glacier Bikepacking”

    Dan Bailey
    7 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
    I’ve been posting some teaser images from my recent fat bike adventure out to the Knik Glacier during past couple of blog entires, and I finally published a full photo essay of the trip. Read KNIK GLACIER BIKEPACKING: 3 Dudes, 3 … Continue reading → The post Read my Photo Essay, “Knik Glacier Bikepacking” appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Fat Biking Photos from the Knik Glacier

    Dan Bailey
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Last week, I wrote about the memory card I almost lost during a recent fat biking adventure out to the Knik Glacier here in Alaska. Fortunately, the tale had a happy ending and I was able to recover some awesome photos … Continue reading → The post Fat Biking Photos from the Knik Glacier appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • The Tale of a Memory Card that was Almost Lost Forever…

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

    burn magazine
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Hi! I’m @tatiluka Tatiana Fernández Geara from DR. This is my life these days.Day 10: I walked by this awesome hair salon on my lunch break. #dominicanrepublic #santodomingo #zonacolonial #salondebelleza #hairsalon
  • Nanny

    burn magazine
    19 Apr 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Hi! I’m @tatiluka Tatiana Fernández Geara from DR. This is my life these days.Day 9: I visited Blanca in San Cristóbal this afternoon. She is one of the subjects in my documentary film “Nannies” (currently in post-production). She took care of more than ten grandkids while their moms worked as nannies in the capital. #dominicanrepublic #sancristobal #nanaeldocumental #nanas #nannies #portrait
  • Nizao river

    burn magazine
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    I’m @tatiluka Tatiana Fernández Geara from DR. This is my life these days.Day 9: I visited some subjects from the documentary film I’m working on (“Nannies”) and we went to the Nizao river near their home in Muchagua, San Cristóbal. It’s one of the most beautiful rivers I have ever been to. #dominicanrepublic #sancristobal #rionizao #everydaylatinamerica #everydayeverywhere
  • jason houge – my feral family

    burn magazine
    19 Apr 2015 | 2:07 am
      This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls EPF 2014 – SHORTLIST Jason Houge My Feral Family play this essay   Since the day my girlfriend, Kayla, and I first moved into our rural apartment, we have provided food and a modest shelter for a number of feral cats that have come to visit us. Over time, we named each one and have tried to gain their trust. In 2012, two kittens arrived with their mother and grandmother and became the first family to stay longer…
  • Grandma, 84

    burn magazine
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:25 pm
    I’m @tatiluka Tatiana Fernández Geara from DR. This is my life these days.Day 8: Grandma, 84, visits my new apartment for the first time. She has lived alone for decades and wasn’t too happy about the idea of me living alone as well. She said that’s too sad, but at the end she approved.#dominicanrepublic #grandma #everydaylatinamerica #portrait #everydayeverywhere
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    My Oregon Photography

  • Gifts For Men

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

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

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

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

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

    Jessica Mironov
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Film Friday is back! With some random SF pictures, taken a rather long time ago but somehow never shared on the blog. I've been shooting a bit less film lately (possibly because I'm down to my last three rolls and haven't been able to justify buying more until I shoot those, also possibly because of that whole month where my left arm stopped working properly), but I still love it, of course. I don't think I'll ever stop shooting digital for my client work, but equally I don't think I'll ever stop shooting film for my personal work. I like the division; it makes sense to me. And I love medium…
  • San Francisco Engagement Photographer - Killian and Silvestre at Sutro Baths

    Jessica Mironov
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:21 pm
    I love Sutro Baths. I'm not normally one to play favorites (I enjoy a wiiiiiiiide variety of people, situations, and things) but if I were pressed to choose a favorite location to shoot at in San Francisco, I'd probably choose Sutro Baths. There's just such a huge variety of photos to be found there; lots of nooks and crannies to explore and stunning backdrops to make use of. Plus, it's an awesome place for silhouettes, which I just can't seem to get enough of.I met Killian and Silvestre there a couple of weeks ago for their engagement session, and true to form, it was magical. Of course it…
  • Smile SF

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

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

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

  • Craft & Vision Podcast: John Keatley

    Jeffery Saddoris
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:18 pm
    John Keatley is not only one of my favorite photographers, he’s also one of my favorite people to talk to about the process of making images. His passion and enthusiasm for the craft is visible not only in his body of work, but also in his willingness to share what he has learned. In this conversation, we talk about shooting what you love, the power of personal stories and some great ways to approach social media. A portfolio of John’s work can be seen in issue 12 of PHOTOGRAPH magazine. http://traffic.libsyn.com/craftandvision/cv-podcast-005.mp3 Download MP3 (32.3MB)  |…
  • On Taking Pictures 155: It’s All a Barometer

    Jeffery Saddoris
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:51 pm
    This week, we discuss a recent ruling around privacy and art—what that could mean to you not only as a photographer, but also as a citizen. Also, we attempt to weigh in on some ideas around content vs. curation, using a recent MoMA show as an example. Plus, a link to a fantastic documentary that we’ll be discussing in next week’s show. Pentti Sammallahti is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2015/otp-155.mp3 Download MP3 (35.6MB)  |  Subscribe on iTunes Show Notes On Taking Pictures G+ Community Assignment: #market Heart –…
  • Fear and the Monument

    Jeffery Saddoris
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:11 am
    Listen Subscribe via RSS  or  iTunes Fear is one of the most powerful and universal emotions in the human experience—perhaps second only to love in how dramatically it can affect our behavior. Whether or not all fear is learned is open to debate, but we definitely learn both good and bad fears. Good Fears include those that help keep us safe—survival instincts and remnants of our lizard brains designed to trigger fight or flight responses. Fire, falling, and physical threats are a few examples of Good Fears. We also tend to learn fears that are more esoteric or even existential. For…
  • On Taking Pictures 154: 500K Followers or 100 Followers

    Jeffery Saddoris
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:03 pm
    This week, we’re talking footprints…social footprints and how, for some types of photography, being a good (or even great) photographer is no longer enough. It’s also about how many eyes you bring along with you. Bill shares his recent experience judging selections for a camera club in NYC. Joni Sternbach is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2015/otp-154.mp3 Download MP3 (37MB)  |  Subscribe on iTunes Show Notes On Taking Pictures G+ Community Assignment: #bloom 5by5 | The Dan Benjamin Hour ep. 23: The White Trailer Instagram…
  • Artistry/Technology

    Jeffery Saddoris
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:09 pm
    “A brush is technology. A brush. The first technology is brushes, pencils, pens. Things like that are technology of course.” – David Hockney The global multidisciplinary cultural organization, Liberatum, is exploring the boundaries between creativity and the tools makers use to express it in a fascinating new short called Artistry/Technology. In addition to David Hockney (who has long embraced digital creation tools, including the Quantel Paintbox, the iPhone and the iPad), interviewees include Francis Ford Coppola, Frank Gehry and Ed Ruscha, all of whom discuss the…
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    Photography Life

  • Exposing to the Right Explained

    Spencer Cox
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:17 am
    Exposing to the right, or “ETTR,” is an approach to photography that is as helpful as it is controversial. On one hand, exposing to the right is yet another technique to remember while shooting, and it can potentially ruin your exposure if utilized incorrectly. On the other hand, at least in theory, ETTR is the epitome of digital exposure. With proper ETTR, your images have as much detail in the shadows as they possibly can, without any of the highlights losing information along the way.It is important to know that this article is not for beginners. If you do not fully…
  • How to Fix Light Leaks in Long Exposure Photography

    Kevin Choi
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:55 pm
    If you have experimented with long exposure photography, you may have seen light leakage issues in your images. For the uninitiated – your camera is a light tight body that is intended to allow light from one end only, and that’s the front of the lens. Light only enters when you press the shutter release. Normally, your camera wouldn’t allow light to enter through any other opening in the camera. However, unless you have a badly manufactured camera, there is typically only one source that could potentially harm your images, and that’s your camera’s viewfinder. Let’s…
  • Content Sharing Contest Winner and Prizes

    Nasim Mansurov
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Big thanks to everyone who took part in our Content Sharing Contest poll to pick the winner of the Sony A6000. It was a close race, with both Aaron Priest and Spencer Cox dominating the poll for a while. But looks like Aaron still came out first, with 80 votes on his side, only 4 votes higher than Spencer. Congratulations to Aaron for winning the Sony A6000 and big thanks to everyone who participated – your articles generated a lot of great interest and discussions among our readers. As promised, we will be emailing each participant with request to pick their smaller prizes as well.If…
  • Crocodilia and more at Alligator Adventure

    Thomas Stirr
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    There is something about crocodiles and their relatives that fascinates many people. Perhaps it’s the 85 million year history of this family of creatures. Or maybe when we look into their eyes, it is the realization that they may be looking back at us as a potential meal that gets our attention. If you are in the Myrtle Beach (South Carolina) area a trip to Alligator Adventure may be a great way to spend part of a day. The facility has a wide range of crocodilia from all over the globe, including rare albino alligators (Note: I pushed my Nikon 1 V2 to f/7.1, 1/20, ISO-6400 to…
  • Dumbing Down the D7200 – What Nikon Doesn’t Get About Wildlife Photography

    John Sherman
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:07 pm
    With the introduction of the D7200, Nikon gave another slap in the face to wildlife photographers. Instead of shrinking the buffer, like they did with the D7100, this time they slashed the frame rate by 17% at top image quality (compared to the even older D7000, I’ll explain later). Folks hoping Nikon would answer Canon’s release of the 7D Mark II are certainly disappointed. There are two things Nikon doesn’t seem to get about wildlife photography. First, wildlife photographers don’t want to pick either a DX or FX body to shoot with, we want one of each that will work together as a…
 
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  • Coming Soon: On1 Perfect Photo Suite 9.5

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

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

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

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

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

  • 4K Video Flyover of Apple’s New Campus

    Trevor Current
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:55 am
    4K video flyover of the new Apple Campus shot with a Hero4 Black on a Tarot 680Pro Hex. Click on the headline to read more.
  • Get Unlimited Cloud Photo Storage From Amazon

    Trevor Current
    4 Apr 2015 | 10:39 pm
    Amazon announced two new "unlimited" storage plans for their Cloud Drive service. The "Unlimited Photos" plan for $11.99 per year (after the 3 month free trial) allows you to store an unlimited amount of photos and 5GB of other files in the cloud. With the "Unlimited Everything" plan for $59.99 per... Click on the headline to read more.
  • Google Wants Your Photography Website to be Mobile-friendly

    Trevor Current
    4 Apr 2015 | 9:53 pm
    Starting April 21, 2015 Google will be expanding the use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact on search results. Click on the headline to read more.
  • Where To Start – Behind My Eyes

    Jim Denham
    18 Mar 2013 | 6:22 am
    How do I get started in photography? That question was a first for me. It required me going back to the beginning, filtering things forward and seeing what was left. After thinking about it a few days, I thought it would make for a great topic here at Current Photographer, so here goes. Click on the headline to read more.
  • Intention To Style – Behind My Eyes

    Jim Denham
    12 Feb 2013 | 7:08 pm
    One of the reasons I was excited to contribute to Current Photographer is that Trevor was willing to let me be a bit more non-specific in the theme of my articles. Even though most of my work in the past had been with HDR Photography, I knew that my passions were moving in other directions and I... Click on the headline to read more.
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    Jasmine Star Photography Blog

  • How to Photograph a Tall/Short Couple

    16 Apr 2015 | 8:15 pm
    For almost a decade, I've been sharing photography tips and tricks on my blog, but I haven't addressed the topic of photographing a couple of different heights. I've been asked many times how I shoot a short/tall couple and for pose ideas people can use as starting points as they navigate shoots of their own. I've stayed away from this topic because I treat all my clients the same to ensure their experience is the same...the last thing I want is to make a bride feel like I'm altering my approach due to physical attributes. However, I'll be teaching on creativeLIVE next month and one of the…
  • Featured : Propel Magazine

    16 Apr 2015 | 1:52 am
    I'm incredibly honored to be featured on page 23 of Propel Magazine, a monthly reader for women in business and leadership. I should come out and openly state my sister is the Editor-In-Chief, so nepotism is in FULL EFFECT. But, still. I wrote an article about whether leaders are born or made...and what it looks like to lead with a limp. You can read the entire article HERE...hope you enjoy!© Jasmine Star. This post cannot be republished without permission. Stealing makes me sad.
  • The Worst Photo is Better than No Photo At All

    14 Apr 2015 | 10:57 pm
    I'll just put the camera on a timer, I said. My mother dismissed my words and pretended she didn't hear. The kids were running around with the dogs, the dishes were piled high in the sink, and salsa music was playing in the living room. These sights and sounds could mean just one thing: family dinner. My parents planned a belated birthday celebration for my twin sister and I last Sunday, complete with endless servings of rice and beans. The simplicity of the meal couldn't disguise the layers of memories and symbolism each plate represented. Decades of struggle led my family to the table to…
  • They Can Only Steal Your Hope if You Let Them

    12 Apr 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Dear Jasmine, I recently attended my first workshop (styled) up to this point I was excited and so ready for 2015. I was paired up with a seasoned photographer at the workshop that kept being negative about the styled workshop calling it a "mock wedding" and "fake" he bashed it so much that by the time I was done it really made me look at styled workshops differently. I've been down ever since and I wanted to add some photos to my portfolio but how do I not let his comments affect my learning process whether that be through a workshop or online class etc.? I look forward to the day that I can…
  • My Dreams Have Changed And That’s Okay

    8 Apr 2015 | 10:13 pm
    A long time ago, I wrote a guest post for Jasmine that was the verbal equivalent of wearing my heart on my sleeve. It was about how as much as I loved photography, I also loved my day job in public relations and wasn't willing to give up one for the other. It felt like a bold thing to say when the mantra I'd be hearing in the industry was that the only way to pursue photography was to give up my "regular" job and go full time. I never expected my post about being a part-time photographer to resonate with so many others the way it did. People who enjoyed their day jobs too and took comfort in…
 
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  • View 358: Spring, Finally!

    Scott Thomas Photography
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    A couple takes a break on a bench to enjoy the view of the Syracuse skyline at Onondaga Lake Park near Liverpool, New York on Saturday, April 18, 2015.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 400, EV 0, 180mm Focal Length. While upstate New York have had some warm Spring days over the last couple of weeks, last weekend was the first since the Fall of 2014 when both days were warm and dry. Many people took advantage of the weather to visit Onondaga Lake Park near Liverpool, New York to enjoy being outside without heavy winter coats.
  • View 357: Syracuse Nationals

    Scott Thomas Photography
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    On April 10, 1955, the National Basketball Association (NBA) finals went to a seventh game. The location was the Onondaga County War Memorial in Syracuse, New York. Built less than four years prior, it was to host the biggest sporting event in its young history. The teams playing the game were the Syracuse Nationals and the Fort Wayne Pistons. Each team had won their three games on home courts. As it turns out, the seventh game was no different but it went down to the final seconds and a comeback by the Nationals who were down by 17 points in the third quarter. Members of the 1955 NBA…
  • View 356: Flying Pucks

    Scott Thomas Photography
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    When photographing ice hockey games, I try and get the puck in the frame. Lately, the puck has been acting like a prima donna. Always trying to hog the shot over the players. The puck flies right at the author when Adirondack Flames goalie Brad Thiessen (39) fired the puck around the boards against the Syracuse Crunch at the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York on Friday, March 13, 2015. Nikon D7100/24-120VR, 1/800s, f/4, ISO 2800, EV +1.7, 24mm Focal Length. In the above photo, I am safely behind the safety glass at this end of the OnCenter War Memorial Arena ice surface. On the other…
  • View 355: Springtime for Oswego

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

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

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    Discover Vinicio Tassani photography work. Feel free to contact us if you want to be featured ! Biography I was born in Venice in 1961 into a photographic film world. My father’s deep passion for photography was both fascinating and infectious, and as a 7-year-old I got my first camera: a Kodak Retinette 1A. As an endlessly curious world wanderer and travel/documentary photographer, my main interest lies in capturing people and landscapes. I have applied the experience of travel photography to the process of portraiture and to the challenge of capturing spontaneous action in live…
  • 50 Quick Photography Tips

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    2 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Here we give you bang for your buck with 50 Quick Photography Tips in less than 15 minutes.  
  • 7 Ways to Use Your Camera Like a Pro – Infographic

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

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

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

  • Washington D.C. Wedding | Georgetown University @ 1789 Restaurant at F. Scott’s

    G.E. Masana
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    I photograph weddings for the world’s sweetest couples. I swear I do. Here’s one of their stories. Kristine is an Equity Research Analyst for a large investment bank, which shall remain nameless.She analyzes things like how much a nuclear submarine costs. Go ahead, ask her.She’ll give you the financing terms too.Zack is an attorney in his own practice.Don’t mess with him. Though if he’s on your side, my god you’ve got yourself a solid ally. They met while attending Georgetown University.HOYA, HOYA SAXA! So the wedding ceremony was there. At Dahlgren Chapel of…
  • Wedding Photo of the Week #29 | New York Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    11 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    Wedding photos that make you chuckle, wedding photos that make you say, “awww.” There are moments during the wedding day often overlooked by other photographers mainly because “they don’t sell.” And I suppose you could say that about a half-revealed face of somebody’s infant in the back row at the wedding ceremony. Yet this was the face that greeted me as I walked into the church. This was the face greeting everyone. I wasn’t thinking of selling mass quantities of 8x10s when I made that photo but I was thinking of capturing the reality of the day for…
  • Wedding Photo of the Week #28 | New York City Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    While I was photographing this bride getting her hair done at her family home in Westchester New York for her wedding, I was photographing from behind the hair stylist to get the mirror reflection of the bride when I noticed through my viewfinder that the flower girl was watching me. I thought she added a nice additional layer of dimension to the image plus I liked how her face and the bride’s face juxtaposed each other, thinking that made this wedding photo more interesting as well. I even like how the bride has a mona lisa type smile while the flower girl is a bit more serious looking…
  • Why Do They Want To Keep Your Wedding Photos Boxed Into Their "Mold"?

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

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

  • Visiting Walker World-NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer

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

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

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

    Rick Ricozzi
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    I spend a great deal of time photographing some very beautiful homes. Each one has its own character and the designs in this area are usually traditional in nature, so I am very rarely overwhelmed by a particular homes design. Until recently. This shoot was for the September issue of Salt Magazine. When Senior Editor, Ashley Wahl, told me about the home I was really anxious to do this job. The home is one of three Certified Passive homes in North Carolina and the first Certified Passive home in Wilmington. So yeah, I was excited. The 5500 sf home sits at the top of a beautiful site…
  • Happy 2 WB Stills, Take 2!-NC Photographer

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

  • You’re Invited: Leica T Photo Tour at the Miami Festivals of Speed in Florida USA – April 26, 2015

    photoxels
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:24 am
    The following video presents The new Leica T Camera System from Leica Camera on Vimeo: Introducing the Leica T Camera System. Watch the uncompromising story behind Leica Camera’s latest innovation and learn why the new Leica T Camera System is easy to use, hard to forget. Leica Store Miami and the Miami Festivals of Speed […]
  • How Slow Does Light Travel? Find Out By Riding Light.

    photoxels
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Do you realize that when you snap a picture of the last rays of the Sun, that light took about 8 min 20 sec to travel the 150 million Km or so from the Sun to Earth and to eventually expose your camera’s image sensor? And that’s with light travelling at 299,792,458 m/s (or 186,000 […]
  • Octographer Behind The Scenes

    photoxels
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:02 pm
    We knew that an octopus is a pretty smart creature, now we know that it is also curious and not afraid to interact with whatever we put before it, even a waterproof Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 digital camera. The camera is attached to the aquarium, facing the onlookers and, as the octopus slides a tentacle into […]
  • MIT’s Nail-Mounted Wireless Trackpad Gives Us A Glimpse Of Practical Future Wearable Technology

    photoxels
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:01 am
    The bright minds at the MIT Media Lab are working on a miniature nail-mounted wireless track pad. Talk about the ultimate wearable device! By scratching with your finger, you can “unobtrusively” operate digital devices — such as the new Apple Watch — at meetings without your boss being all the wiser. [I guess the commercial […]
  • The World of FUJIFILM Film Simulation – Episode 5: ASTIA

    photoxels
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:02 pm
    ASTIA. Fujifilm has published Episode 5 – “ASTIA” in their series of “episodes” on their unique Film Simulation modes. ASTIA is close to PRO Neg. Hi, which was covered in episode 4. Which of the portrait modes to use depends on the lighting available and the effect you’re after. In a studio where you control […]
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    Batdorff Photography Blog

  • New York City Redux

    John Batdorff
    3 Apr 2015 | 11:25 am
    Staci earns her wings Recently I’ve had a lot of new blog sign-ups, so I want to start of this blog by saying thank you for following! I hope you enjoy! Last week I had the pleasure of sharing my Travel and Street Photography presentation with a great audience at B&H Photo in New York City. The group had a ton of excellent questions, so I thought I would share some of them here along with the video for those of you who couldn’t attend. The link to the video is below, so when you find time check it out, and YouTube Thumbs UP are always appreciated. Q. How do I get faster with my…
  • B&H Photovideo Event Space Presentation

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

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

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

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

    Dave
    11 Apr 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Family. They are the most important people in each of our lives. Time moves incredibly quickly as we watch as our kids, siblings, parents, and grandparents all grow older. It’s a beautiful part of life, and you as a photographer have the ability (and responsibility) to capture those memorable moments of the most important people in the world at a period in time that will never come again. If you’ve ever tried to photograph your kids or family groups, you know exactly how challenging it can be to get that perfect shot before the moment passes. This course gives you essential skills…
  • Finding Your Vision

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

    Dave
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:51 pm
    If you’re a new photographer, you’ve probably felt the urge to flip the switch from Auto over to Manual mode just to see what happens. If you’re like me, then you probably felt a wave of confusion, and any photo attempts probably came out too bright, too dark, or even shaky. You may have even fiddled around with the dials to no avail as I did. After a few ugly shots, I switched mine right back to my comfort zone in auto mode, determined to make the best of it and learn manual “another time.” Before we dive into this lesson on Manual Mode, I recommend you to take…
  • FREE Downloadable Guide to Understanding Exposure for Better Photos

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

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

  • These 4 Photo Essay Ideas and Examples Will Get Your Creativity Pumping

    Jason D. Little
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo projects always sound like a lot of fun, but there are times when the weight of a project eventually becomes too much to bear. This is particularly true of 365 projects. While making a photo everyday for a year can be fun and educational and tremendously rewarding, it can also grow burdensome and not everyone who starts down this path will arrive at their intended destination. The reasons are varied, from personal and professional commitments and their associated time constraints, to a loss of motivation for such a lengthy undertaking. None of this means that you’re forever left to…
  • How to Improve Your Photography on a Low Budget

    Jason Row
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Let’s be honest, photography has never been cheap, in the pre-digital age we needed to buy and process film and ironically the free digital era requires us to upgrade computers buy bigger hard drives and stay in touch with the latest tech. Or does it? Today we are going to have look at ways of continuing or expanding your hobby even on a tight budget. Camera Equipment: In the first few years of digital photography, second hand camera went for not much less than new ones. However nowadays there is a saturated market of excellent second hand digital cameras available. Even if you like to…
  • 3 Essential Playback Tools For Awesome Nature Photography

    Sheen Watkins
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    There are three in-camera playback tools that when used together, help amp up image quality while in the field. They’re easy to set up and easy to use. These tools will provide a quick peek at the quality of your image so you can make the needed adjustments in the field. While it’s never a 100% guarantee, these tools are very helpful in ensuring what you see is what you get. by Jessica Keating   If these haven’t been set up yet, take a couple of minutes to go through the ‘playback menu’ on your camera. Depending on your model of camera, these may not all be…
  • Why I Downgraded Gear To Upgrade My Photography

    Mike Panic
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Nineteen years ago I got my first real camera, a Canon EOS Rebel X.  This 35mm film camera for me was something I had been lusting after for years, all the way back to the famous Andre Agassi campaign with the famous catch-line stop taking snapshots and start taking photographs.  The days of mullets have thankfully faded but the campaign mesmerized me.  At the ripe age of 16 I finally had the camera and some off-brand crappy zoom lens, with zero knowledge of how the thing worked, what different film speeds meant or what any of the numbers on the camera were for. Canon EOS Rebel X Between…
  • Ten Basic Day to Day Techniques to Improve your Photography

    Jason Row
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photography is a lifelong learning experience. Even the best of the best will tell you that they still have much to learn. This is perhaps doubly so in the digital era where new ideas and techniques are constantly evolving. If you are just starting out in photography, all this information can seem overwhelming, so today we are going to take a look at ten everyday, simple techniques to improve your images. Understand Autofocus Probably the biggest demotivation to a new photographer is getting home to find that their images are either out of focus or not focused in the right place. Take a…
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  • Why I Write More eBooks and Fewer Print Books

    Nicole S. Young
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    Every so often I will get a question that goes something like this: “Will you be making another print version of your [insert book name here] book?” Or, “Will the [insert eBook name here] eBook be available as a print book?” It’s always a little bit sad when I have to say that “… no, I won’t be revising that book” or “… unfortunately this book is only in eBook/PDF format”. I want to make everyone happy, and don’t enjoy telling my customers that I don’t have what they want. In 2010, I had my very first book…
  • How to use Photoshop to Remove Tourists from Photographs

    Nicole S. Young
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    This article was original posted on Photofocus If you have traveled to anywhere considered “touristy”, then you probably already understand the woes of being a photographer who has too many people in the scene they want to photograph. Even if it’s just one person in your way, by the time that person leaves it is usually replaced with another (or more). The good news is, if the people are in constant motion (moving or walking around the scene), then you can set up your shot and use Photoshop to make them disappear! What you’ll need to get started with this tutorial:…
  • Listen To Your Gut

    Nicole S. Young
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:32 am
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus I have a personal rule I follow when I travel, especially when I’m in Asia: I get an early start. Sure, I have my moments when I need to sleep in, but it’s just after sunrise when things are at their best. So this morning I woke up just before sunrise, ate breakfast, and set out on the streets of Bangkok with camera in-hand. As I strolled around a local market, I knew that getting up early paid off. The produce was being delivered, shops were getting set up, and there were little to no other tourists to be seen. I got some of…
  • The “In-Between”, Part 2

    Nicole S. Young
    3 Apr 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Early today I was thinking about something that I knew could be summed up in a blog post. And when writing blog posts, the title is a big deal. The only title I could think of that would work for this thought was “The ‘In Between'”, but I knew deep-down in my gut that I had already used that for another post. So, I did a search on my blog, and low-and-behold, there it was. An article with that title, written exactly one year ago today. Huh, that’s quite a coincidence. :) When I saw that, I knew that this post had to happen. And so, here it is. We all have our…
  • I’m Back From Thailand!

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

  • Create a high key soft focus effect using Photoshop

    Matt Bennett
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:38 am
    Final 1. Duplicate layer Step 1 Open your image and duplicate the Background layer to begin by dragging it onto the Create a New Layer button. Making a duplicate of the layer enables us to make edits that can undo if we need to. 2. Convert for Smart filters Step 2 Go to Filter>Convert for Smart Filters to turn the duplicated layer into a Smart Object. This is indicated by a small icon on the layer’s thumbnail once applied and means that filters can be re-edited. Skip this step if you’re using Photoshop Elements 3. New blend mode Step 3 The blend mode of the converted layer is set to…
  • Pro interview: Stages to success

    laurenscott
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:40 am
    Between fashion seasons Kirstin shoots fashion, beauty, portraits and events for a variety of clients including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Toni and Guy and Topshop Turning your image-making dream in to a day job takes a lot of courage, not to mention an eye for a saleable picture and a head for business. We recently interviewed fashion success Kirstin Sinclair, who was generous enough to give us her insights in launching a successful photography career. What do you think were your defining steps to launching a photography career? I studied Fine Art at University where I specialised in…
  • Hands-on: Sony’s latest travel compacts

    Philippa Grafton
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:56 am
    Sony has announced the launch of two new travel compact cameras, the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90 (and the DSC-HX90V), and the Cyber-shot DSC-WX500, making portable quality imagery even more accessible and portable. We got our hands on these to check out what’s been changed from previous versions. Both have had serious upgrades to the optics, with each camera featuring a ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens with an impressive 30x optical zoom, providing the equivalent of a 25-270mm lens. Sony states that this high-quality lens will combat distortion that’s common at higher zoom ranges, while the…
  • An Olympus for any environment

    laurenscott
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    Olympus has announced the new 16-megapixel TOUGH TG-4, a hardy RAW-capable model with a 25-100mm equivalent lens. The TG-4 is Olympus’s new flagship underwater camera offering raw image capture, GPS, WiFi and an f/2.0-4.9 lens. The model is shockproof to a height of 2.1 metres, crushproof to a weight of 100kg, freezeproof down to -10°C, dustproof and waterproof to a depth of 15m without a special underwater housing. There are four-modes for macro, that cover a 29-cm range – starting at 30 cm from the subject and zooming in to just 1 cm away. The four modes are Microscope,…
  • Damp & Dapper by FLOFOTO PHOTOGRAPHY

    laurenscott
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
    This week, the accolade of Star image on the DP website goes to Flofoto Photography, for their aptly titled capture Damp & Dapper. This wedding took place in Hawaii, and the shooting duo said that “all five days were sunny hot days apart from the wedding day itself, when it rained heavily. Surprisingly the damp scenario added an unexpected sophistication to the day.” We love the colour grading in the shot, and although there’s an effective cool atmosphere to the image, the bride and groom have been recorded with faithful skin tones in mind. Check out more Flofoto…
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  • How To Take Your Own Family Portraits

    Rob Lim
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    There are times when it’s really handy to take a group self-portrait, and with a few simple tips, it’s easy to do too! Over the years we’ve done quite a few self-portrait sessions, when we travel or for things like holiday cards. We even photographed our own wedding! (But that’s a story for another post…) Through it all we’ve learned how to get great results, and make the whole process easier and more fun. So in this post I’ll share how we went about taking some family self-portraits during a recent vacation to the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kauai, and some tips…
  • Last Copies of Our Fine Art Book

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

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

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

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

    IPA
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:12 pm
    They have been denied. First they were denied access to truthful information. They have become invisible, and their voices, muted.Related Posts:IPA Photo Essay Asia Award 2013 Finalist 14: ALEX MASIPhoto Essay: Missing, by Bart ManoguidPhoto Essay: Loud Minority, by Hiroshi YamauchiIPA Photo Book Asia Award 2013 Finalist 6: ALEX MASIPhoto Essay: BLOCKS, by Dustin Shum(Visited 506 times, 506 visits today)
  • Eiffel Chong, Malaysia Misspelled

    IPA
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:05 pm
    These photographs taken in Malaysia are symbols of the failure of progression I feel in this beloved country of mine.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Royal Malaysia Police, by Eiffel ChongInstitutionalised Care, by Eiffel ChongPhoto Essay: Before The World Fell To Pieces, by Eiffel…Join us for IPA KL Photo Weekend, Malaysia from 14th –…IPA Southeast Asia Showcase at Xishuangbanna Foto Festival,…(Visited 1,019 times, 1,019 visits today)
  • Notes on Editing: A million ways to edit. One gut feel.

    Kevin WY Lee
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Editing is a numbers game. The more images and range you have, the more options you have to weave a sequence.Related Posts:EDITING 101 – A Quick Guide to Editing Your Photo Series…There are a million ways to edit, but only 1 gut feelingPhotographing Changsha, Crowd Funds and Self-publishingVideo: Editing Long-term Projects: Against All Odds, by…UNPACK-REPACK: Archiving & Staging Malaysian…(Visited 1,559 times, 405 visits today)
  • Bicycles in Beijing , Now, by Xiaomeng Zhao

    IPA
    5 Apr 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Since the new millennium, Car culture broke into China strongly and quickly, and soon became the most popular or desired mode of transportation.Related Posts:The Life of Bicycles in China, by Wang WenlanPhoto Essay: God Gave Us A Couch, by Yang Shuhuai 杨抒怀Photo Essay: China’s Rat Tribe, by Sim Chi YinPhoto Essay: 9 Dollars Fashion, by Quentin ShihSpotlight: Wang Fuchun’s Chinese People on the Train,…(Visited 564 times, 82 visits today)
  • Heroes and Legacies, Death and Mourning

    Kevin WY Lee
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    Heroes and Legacies, Death and Mourning. It was a dark, rainy day. Guards and officials lining the opposite pavement saluted.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Against The Dying Of Light, by Veejay…Singapore on Public Notice, by Kevin WY LeePhoto Essay: Halabujee (Grandfather), by Eric KimPhoto Essay: Shi Ki, by Masaru GotoIndia’s Dog Show Culture & Heritage, Karan Vaid(Visited 804 times, 29 visits today)
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    A Life Well-Lived

  • Weekly Post: THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn KetchumThis is the story of my first major commission and book, THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS (Aperture, 1985). In 1984, #StephenShore, #WilliamClift, and I received a 2-year commission from the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund to photograph the #HudsonRiverValley. This blog tells the tale of the book, with many photos not seen before. Enjoy!Monday, April 20, 2015THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS #133HUDSON RIVER #133:   Not all of that water flows to the #HudsonRiver, however, and because it does pool-up in various ways it feeds the…
  • Weekly Post: CHINA Travels Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

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

    LittleBearProd
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Friday, April 17, 2015SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #60SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient…
  • Weekly Post: SUZHOU, 1985-to the present by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Thursday, April 16, 2015Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present,…
  • Weekly Post: SILK ROAD - Embroideries of Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    Silk Road - Embroideries of Robert Glenn KetchumThe city of Suzhou, China, produced China's most beautiful silk and silk embroidery practiced by generational families for 3,000 years. My purpose in going to China starting in the mid-1980's was to turn my photographs into textiles, and this is my story. ~Robert Glenn KetchumThursday, April 16, 2015Silk Road - Embroideries #117SILK ROAD #117:   The @UCLA @FowlerMuseum afforded this #exhibit their largest #gallery space.  This allowed the #designers to create two VERY different rooms connected by beautiful "moongate"…
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    PhotographyCourse.net | Learning Made Simple

  • The Benefits of Shooting with Film

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

    rajibmukherjee
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    This article, though primarily intended for DSLR users, would be just as useful for any digital camera user with a built-in flash. I will mark out the sections (if any) that are inapplicable for Point & Shoot users. This article deals with the right use of a built-in pop-up flash, the kind that all professional […] The post Using the Pop-up Flash on Your Camera appeared first on PhotographyCourse.net | Learning Made Simple.
  • Circle of Confusion

    rajibmukherjee
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    In one of my previous articles on this website I have delved about the concept of depth of field (DoF) as well as the parameters that govern DoF. As you can recall, DoF depends on several aspects, chief among those being the aperture value in use. Bigger the aperture, shallower the depth of field and […] The post Circle of Confusion appeared first on PhotographyCourse.net | Learning Made Simple.
  • Understanding Rear Curtain Sync (What You Need To Know)

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

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

  • Should I Work For Free?

    18 Apr 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Photography can be a funny business and there are times as photographers when we are asked to work for free. Sometimes this is formally called "pro bono" work, but its all the same. I got a question this week from a viewer who asks if its good to do for "exposure". I can tell you that in my 20 year career I've run across this offer of work for "exposure" more times than I'd have liked to. I've got some fairly strong opinions on this as well. You will have to make up your own mind as to what you want to do with your career but hopefully this video will give you a few pointers that might help.
  • Happy 84th Birthday Harold Feinstein

    16 Apr 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Harold Feinstein is 84… today. Amazing. Harold has had such an influence on me and on the channel over the last year. Today I want to take a minute and say a few words about what Harold has meant to me and how awesome he is as a teacher, photographer and friend. I’m going to send this video to Harold later today, so PLEASE leave a comment with your birthday wishes here. Feel free to say happy birthday and maybe tell him your favorite image. Be SURE to check out Harold Feinstein’s Blog! http://www.haroldfeinstein.com/blog/
  • Manual 35mm Lenses With Mirrorless Cameras

    15 Apr 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Mirrorless camera design has had a big impact on the way we take pictures. The original thing that attracted me to mirrorless was the idea of being able to get an adaptor and use lenses from my old 35mm lens collection with my camera. And it couldn’t be easier. Because there is no mirror in the design, mirrorless cameras use electronic viewfinders. Because you’re composing your image with a screen, there is more you can do with assisting technology imposed on the screen to make your life easier. Confusing? Yes. The first time I used a mirrorless camera I hated it. It felt like a gimmick…
  • Tom Baril :: Polaroid Type 55 Works

    11 Apr 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Tom Baril was born in Connecticut, attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and spent over 15 years working as a printer for Robert Mapplethorpe. After his tenure with Mapplethorpe, Baril went out on his own becoming best known for his still life table shots of flowers and fruits across a range of mediums from collodion to Polaroid Type 55 to silver gelatin. In this video, I want to talk about his first, self-titled monograph which concentraits mainly on Baril's work with Polaroid Type 55. In this body of work, Baril shows a range of techniques including solarization and pinhole. His…
  • Nick Brandt

    7 Apr 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Nick Brandt is one of the more important photographers working in fine art today. His entire cause and mission is wrapped around stopping the rampant poaching problem in East Africa. Nick photographs animals as portraits. He doesn't use telephoto lenses as he prefers to photograph his subjects as one would people. This is a painstaking practice that involves extreme patience and dedication and this shows clearly in the work he produces. Brandt works in a hybrid film and digital process. He photographs using film on a Pentax 67 camera with modified lens (creating a soft focus, tilt-shift…
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    Photography Business Insights & Tips

  • How to #MakeClientsHappy: Communication Is The Key for This Portrait Photographer

    Sarah Jacobs
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:54 am
    Hannah Gough is a portrait and wedding photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. After working with a portrait studio for many years she walked away with a strong sense of what she would need to start her own portrait business. And that’s what she did. Here’s what she does to make her clients happy, and build lasting relationships with each of them. Photo by Hannah Gough PhotoShelter: How have you built lasting relationships with clients? Hannah Gough: This is probably the most important part of my business. Now, 3 years into it, I still find it is the face to face connections and…
  • A Social Network of Selfies??? | I Love Photography | Ep. 52 | April 17, 2015

    Allen Murabayashi
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:01 am
    The Instagram for doctors has some pretty (gross) interesting photos, Yale has the largest collection of Lincoln photos (and a really nice library), and Allen takes a selfie while spinning in a chair. Just another episode of I Love Photography. Download the podcast  Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 0:56 Kevin Frayer and Diana Markosian win Chris Hondros Fund awards 2:50 22 Organizations that want to fund your photography 4:40 Yale acquires Lincoln photo collection 7:11 Instagram updates guidelines on nudity and harassment 10:00 Figure…
  • 5 Newsworthy Photojournalism Shots on Lattice

    Fernando Gomes
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:58 am
    Each week, we compile our favorite photos from Lattice, our new community where you can discover, share and connect about photography. Find inspiration in the images and celebrate the talented photographers (yourself included!) who captured them. It’s that simple. This week, we tried to find the best photojournalistic images on Lattice. These are photos that tell important and topical stories, but are shot in a way that is conducive to the distribution of newsworthy information. We found these in a variety of boards, from Weavers to Protests Around Police Brutality. Check them out!
  • 6 Reasons Photographers Are Loving Lattice

    Deborah Block
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:54 am
    If you haven’t checked it out yet, Lattice is our new community where you can discover, share and connect with some of the most amazing photography around. Get inspired by the images and celebrate the talented photographers (including you!) behind what you love. It’s that simple. We recently caught up with photographers and photo lovers to find out what they’re liking about the new community. Take a look at the 6 big reasons they gave us. 1. You can discover & share great photography.  Photo by Robert Chrosciewicz “I think Lattice is a great way of sharing work and…
  • How to #MakeClientsHappy: Connecting with Your Subject – A Portrait Photographer’s Advice

    Sarah Jacobs
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    James Bellorini is a documentary, commercial and editorial photographer based in London, England. James covers a wide range of subjects in his portraiture, “One day I might be shooting a performer or actor, the next it might be team members of international banks or a campaign portrait for a charity,” says James. With a background in theater and an emphasis on personal storytelling, James had a lot to share with us about building relationships with his portrait subjects to make them happy while delivering excellent customer service. PhotoShelter: How do you build rapport with your…
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  • GPP 2015 #15

    djn1@chromasia.com
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:38 am
    Here's another shot of the Grand Mosque at Abu Dhabi (the previous one is here). And in case you're wondering, shooting at ISO 1600 was intentional as I wanted the water to be sharp and the movement of the woman to be relatively frozen. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 8.11pm on 10/3/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 12.0mm f/5.6 1/30 aperture priority +1.0 average 1600 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none relatively minor
  • GPP 2015 #14

    djn1@chromasia.com
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:18 am
    One of the things I like most about photographing at the fish market in Dubai is also one of the things that makes it most difficult - the vast majority of people there want to be photographed. For example, every time I've been there in recent years I've run into the guy on the right, and every time I've photographed him with much the same serious expression. As best I can tell, he's a humorous guy, who laughs and smiles while talking to you, but he has a serious face for the camera :-) On this occasion he complicated things by grabbing the guy on the left. They may know each other, but the…
  • Art Dubai 2015 #2

    djn1@chromasia.com
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:39 am
    Here's my second and final shot from Art Dubai 2015. If you're interested you can see a less confusing view of this piece here. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 11.34am on 20/3/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR 23.4mm f/2.8 1/40 aperture priority 0.3 average 400 yes RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none no
  • Dubai Marina #2

    djn1@chromasia.com
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:49 am
    While this is quite similar to one I posted a few weeks ago, though taken a bit later during the day, I thought it was worth sharing too. But my main reason for posting this one today is that PhotoWhoa have just launched a promotion on my black and white processing course, The Art of Black and White Photography, and this image is being used as part of the course description. I know that a lot of you have already signed up for the course, but if not, head on over to PhotoWhoa and check out the deal. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering…
  • Art Dubai 2015 #1

    djn1@chromasia.com
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:35 am
    Towards the end of my visit to Dubai I spent a couple of days at Art Dubai 2015 assisting Issa while he was shooting for their 2015 Authentic Expressions Award. He won, but I can't really take any of the credit as I was just wandering around shooting fairly abstract shots of some of the art. I didn't get a great deal of images I liked - just one more after this one - but I liked how this turned out. If you're interested you can see both pieces on this page: they're both included in the first image in the 'Photo Gallery from Art Dubai 2015' section a short way down the page.
 
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    The New Camera

  • Canon 6D Mark II Coming in Q1 of 2016

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:29 am
    Based on latest rumors via a new source of CR.com website, Canon will not announce its 6D Mark II camera until the shipping of 5D Mark IV begins and the expected time frame of Canon 5D Mark IV to hit retail stores is Jan 2016, so as usual the 6D successor will arrive on Q1 Continue reading Canon 6D Mark II Coming in Q1 of 2016Related Posts:Canon 1DX Mark II Coming in 2016Canon EOS 7D Mark II and 700D Coming on January 2013Canon 1DX Mark II Coming on 2015Canon 5D Mark IV and One More Pro – DSLR Coming on CP+Canon 7D Mark II Coming with 70D Sensor
  • Sony RX1-X Camera Coming Soon

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:35 am
    According to latest rumors Sony is working to announce RX1-X camera, we don’t know the specification yet but the camera may feature world first curved FF sensor with 50 Megapixel resolution and a 35mm F1.8 fixed lens. At this moment we don’t have any information related to the announcement date of the camera, but we do Continue reading Sony RX1-X Camera Coming SoonRelated Posts:Sony NEX A7000 Coming in 2015Sony A99 II, A7R II, RX100 M4, A7000 and RX20 Rumor UpdateNo Sony Mirrorless Camera Coming on April 23, 2015Sony Curved Sensor Sample ImageSony A7000 to Feature Built-in Image…
  • Sony Patent – New Tilting Smart Lens Attachment unit

    admin
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:14 pm
    A new patent surfaced over the web that shows new type of Smartphone Attachment unit (highlighted in red), the Attachment unit now can turn your phone from upside down. Explanation self interpretation of patent literature Patent Publication No. 2015-73216 Published 2015.4.16 Filing date 2013.10.3 Sony patents Lens style camera Smartphone detachable The camera part is rotatable in the tilt direction Camera parts, foldable parallel to Continue reading Sony Patent – New Tilting Smart Lens Attachment unitRelated Posts:Rotation of the Image Sensor With Display Unit –…
  • Nikon J5 vs. Nikon 1V3 vs. Nikon J4

    abhishek
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    We have compared the Nikon J5 with its predecessor and current Nikon 1 V3 model, for those who are new… Nikon  have three series in mirrorless system camera. the Nikon S series is entry level series cameras, the J series is mid entry level camera and V series is high end mirrorless camera. Now lets start Continue reading Nikon J5 vs. Nikon 1V3 vs. Nikon J4Related Posts:Nikon V3 vs Nikon V2Samsung NX Mini vs Nikon J3Nikon D3300 vs Canon 100D / SL1Canon 1200D vs Nikon D3300Nikon D4s vs Nikon D4
  • The New Kid on the Block: Blackmagic URSA Mini

    admin
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:50 pm
    Without question, the Blackmagic Design booth at NAB drew a record crowd this year, and for good reason. Not only did they have an upgrade path for the URSA, via a new sensor and v2.3 firmware, they also introduced two new cameras, the first of which is the baby brother to URSA. The URSA Mini, Continue reading The New Kid on the Block: Blackmagic URSA MiniRelated Posts:Images of Upcoming Blackmagic Camera 4.6K URSA MiniA Detailed Look – Blackmagic URSA and CFast CardsSony Makes Inroads with Their new 4K Offering, the FS7Leaked Images of Upcoming Black Magic Pocket Cinema…
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    PHOTO CONTEST INFORMATION

  • Canon Female Photojournalist Award 2015

    admin
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:32 pm
    Canon France, in association with Images Evidence, has announced that the 15th annual Canon Female Photojournalist Award is open until 22 May 2015 for submissions from female photojournalists of any age and nationality. Once again, the award is supported by Elle magazine and Canon France will grant the winning female photojournalist €8,000 to help her […]
  • Experiential photographer of the year 2015

    admin
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Share an inspirational travel image and you could win a place on an Experiential Travel Safari in Botswana with award winning photographer Neville Jones. This is your opportunity to take your ability to capture inspirational travel-related imagery to a new level. Your image can be from across the seas or across the street but it […]
  • URBAN 2015 – International photo contest

    admin
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:09 pm
    URBAN 2015 international street photo contest, organized by dotART cultural association together with Photographers.it, will accept entries from the 1st of April 2015. Now in its sixth edition, URBAN has as its main theme daily life in the city, which is seen through street photography: real, instant images, that capture moments, people, faces, streets, buildings […]
  • PH21 Gallery: MOTION PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2015

    admin
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:52 pm
    A juried international photography exhibition May 28 – June 17, 2015 Photography is a medium of still images; it cannot create the illusion of motion in the way moving images such as film, video or cartoons can. The static nature of the image itself, however, has never prevented photographers from putting motion in the centre […]
  • Soho Photo Gallery Exhibition 2015

    abhishek
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Soho Photo has more than 235 linear feet of exhibit wall space. All of that room affords us the opportunity to show significant bodies of work from up to seven artists concurrently. Eligibility: Open to US residents Entry Fee: 1-5 IMAGES $40; 6-10 IMAGES $65; 11-15 IMAGES $85 Prizes:  1st ($300) 2nd ($200) 3rd place ($100) There […]
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    Montana Smith Photo Blog

  • Being in Singapore

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tuto photo : le filé d’étoiles avec Photoshop 3/3

    Celine Manceron
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:03 am
    Il y a déjà un petit moment, on avait parlé des techniques de prises de vue et de traitement des filés d’étoiles. Le 1er article était consacré à la prise de vue et aux différentes techniques. Le 2eme article évoqué le logiciel Starmax, permettant de monter le filé d’étoiles. Le 3eme article devait être consacré à l’utilisation de Photoshop pour réaliser cette photo. Il n’est jamais trop tard pour faire le test et rédiger cet article ! Pour réaliser le montage de mon filé d’étoiles, j’ai donc utilisé Adobe Photoshop CC 2014. On en…
  • Tout commence par une rencontre

    Celine Manceron
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Au fil de nos navigations, recherche d’articles, d’idées et de fun, je suis tombée sur cette petite vidéo. Ce petit film d’animation parle justement des rencontres que l’on peut faire quand on se promène, avec l’appareil photo autour du coup Depuis que j’ai commencé la photo, j’ai fait beaucoup de sorties et de balade, et j’ai donc pu rencontrer beaucoup de monde. Aujourd’hui, ces personnes sont  mes amis et des copains grâce à la photo. La liste serait bien trop longue pour la faire ici, je risque oublier du monde Cependant, je…
  • 5 astuces pour importer ses photos sour Lightroom

    Celine Manceron
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:57 am
    Lightroom est aujourd’hui le logiciel de traitement photo le plus utilisé par les photographes. Nous allons voir aujourd’hui comment importer ses photos. Lightroom est un logiciel de traitement réputé pour son catalogue, son archivage, et son importation des photos ! On avait eu l’occasion d’aborder dans une masterclass, les bases du traitement. Dans la vidéo d’aujourd’hui, je vous propose de voir ensemble comment importer ses photos. A partir de l’interface de Lightroom 5, nous verrons ainsi les supports possibles (disque dur, carte mémoire,…
  • Comment maîtriser son flash

    Celine Manceron
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:51 am
    Une question revient souvent dans vos commentaires ou dans vos mails, il s’agit de l’utilisation du flash. Faut-il utilisé le flash interne ? Lequel acheter ? Et surtout, comment les utiliser ? Le flash en photo est un objet qui peut sembler compliqué, voir mystérieux pour un bon nombre de photographes. Cependant, avec un peu de pratique, et surtout avec un peu de technique, il peut vous donner de superbes images, inaccessibles avec la seule lumière naturelle. Le problème, c’est que sans accompagnement, l’utilisation du flash ne donne pas les résultats…
  • 3 applications photo pour smartphone

    Celine Manceron
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:11 am
    Dernièrement, on a parlé de faire des photos quand on voit « la photo » quelque soit l’appareil photo que l’on a sous la main. Souvent, l’appareil photo que l’on a sous la main, ce n’est pas toujours notre réflex, mais plutôt notre smartphone. Savez vous que ce dernier n’est pas toujours mauvais ! Bien au contraire. Dernièrement, j’ai vu ma famille prendre mon iphone pour faire des photos, plutôt que leur compact… Pourquoi ? Appareil photo plus récent, plus réactif, et finalement, de meilleure qualité que le…
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    Florida Wedding Photographer

  • Spring Sanibel Island Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
    The post Spring Sanibel Island Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Island Inn Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Island Inn Wedding Sanibel Wedding Photographer Island Inn Wedding Page The post Island Inn Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Barefoot Beach Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    17 Jan 2015 | 8:32 am
    Weddings by Beach Promises, LLC The post Barefoot Beach Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Bowditch Point Park Engagement Photography

    Linsey Kelsey
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:18 pm
      Fort Myers Engagement Photographers   Nothing short of AMAZING!   posted 2014-12-15 When I started looking for photographers to take our engagement photos Scott Kelsey Photography was one of the first ones I looked at and kept going back time and time again. After I contacted them, I received a super prompt and thorough response; I knew I found the photographers for us! They were extremely helpful in deciding where to shoot, what time, how many outfits, and many other details! They even made a shared Pinterest board of some types of poses I wanted to capture during our shoot.
  • Romantic Sunset Wedding Sanibel Island

    Linsey Kelsey
    7 Dec 2014 | 5:17 pm
    October brings magical sunsets to Sanibel Island, Florida. The sky was painted yellow, orange, and pink which reflected off the water, filling the scene with warm luminous light—Perfect for a beachfront ceremony. The ceremony was located at the old Florida Island Inn Resort on Sanilbel Island. Sanibel Island Wedding Photographers | Scott Kelsey Photography The post Romantic Sunset Wedding Sanibel Island appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
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    The Creative's Corner

  • Arizona Renaissance Festival

    admin
    3 Apr 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Hi All, Last month we made our annual trek to the Arizona Renaissance Festival. Yes, we go in costume. While there we get to catch up with friends who work at the Faire and see our favorite performers. We had a great time, and took lots of photographs. I hope you enjoy these photos. Have Fun, Jeff (Click on a picture to make it larger.) Adam Crack and his fire whip. Vulture from the Birds of Prey show. Twig the Fairy with a fairy in training. Twig the Fairy. Zinnia, a fairy that works with Twig. Vulture from the Birds of Prey show. Dancer from The Jamila Lotus Dance Carnivale. Miguel of The…
  • April Wallpaper Is Ready

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

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

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

    admin
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:52 pm
    The February wallpaper is ready for you. It shows a heron in a wetland near Lake Mary in Flagstaff, Arizona. Check it out here http://www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff
 
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • Knowing Where to Stand

    Michael Frye
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Blue oaks in fog 2, Sierra Nevada foothills Ansel Adams was quoted as saying, “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” I’m sure he said this with tongue slightly in cheek – he knew full well that the art of photography was more complex than that. But he was trying to emphasize the importance of putting the camera in the right spot. Not just in the general vicinity, like “F/8 and be there,” but in exactly the right spot, and not an inch to the left, right, forward, back, up, or down. Compare the two photographs shown here. In the photograph below, I moved…
  • Snow?!

    Michael Frye
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:36 am
    Clouds and mist from Tunnel View, sunrise, 7:02 a.m. yesterday Some strange white stuff fell in Yosemite Valley Tuesday night. Skies started to clear late Tuesday evening, and it looked like there was a decent chance of seeing an interesting sunrise Wednesday morning, so I set my alarm for 4:15 a.m. (it hurts to even write that number), and made the drive up from Mariposa to the valley. Before leaving home I checked the Yosemite road-and-weather phone line. It said that Highway 140 and Yosemite Valley were R2 – chains or four-wheel drive required. That usually means a substantial snowfall,…
  • Early Dogwoods

    Michael Frye
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Dogwood along the Merced River, Yosemite, yesterday afternoon I’ve been helping my mom recover from eye surgery and move into assisted living, so life has been hectic, and I haven’t had much time for photography. But yesterday a rare and much-needed storm came through, and there were signs of clearing in the afternoon, so I took the time to go up to Yosemite Valley. It didn’t clear after all. In fact it rained most of the time I was there, with the rain turning to snow in heavier showers. But rumors of dogwoods blooming turned out to be true. I found one particularly full…
  • Photographing the Lunar Eclipse

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

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

  • Nikon Full Frame MIrrorless Camera with F-Mount Rumored

    Eric Reagan
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:55 pm
    New rumors suggest that Nikon will (finally) release full frame mirrorless camera with a traditional F mount later this year or in early 2016. The camera is rumored to be small and similar in size to the Olympus OM-D E-M1. Additionally, it is rumored to offer no EVF and is currently being field tested. The Nikon 1 Series leaves a lot to be desired for the more discerning photographer thanks to the much smaller 1″ class sensor. Since the release of the 1 Series, it has seemed like Nikon just didn’t want to eat into the sales of its own DSLRs. With the popularity of other…
  • Canon 5D Mark III for $1999 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:23 pm
    ebay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon 5D Mark III for $1999 (reg. $2499) in limited quantity. Check it out while it lasts here on ebay. Note: This is labeled as a gray market item and, therefore, won’t include a US warranty card. At the time of this post, ebay seller GetItDigital has a positive feedback rating of 99.6% and offers its own 1-year warranty with the camera.
  • Photography Bay Giveaway: WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Drive

    Eric Reagan
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    Every photographer needs more storage. To help you out, we’re giving away a 1TB WD Elements USB 3.0 portable hard drive this week. These are great little drives for toting photos and videos while you are on the move, and the USB 3.0 connection gives you the best throughput this portable drive can offer. To enter to win this WD Elements 1TB drive, just use the Rafflecopter widget below. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to Photography Bay’s weekly newsletter, following Photography Bay on Twitter, visiting the Photography Bay Facebook page, or subscribing to Photography…
  • Syrp Genie Review

    Eric Reagan
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:45 am
    The Syrp Genie is an amazingly simple device that allows you to create smooth and powerful movement in your time lapse sequences. Time-lapse sequences can turn good images into awesome video sequences with a surreal effect of traveling through time. They are used in every genre of film and TV today. In some ways, they have been overused. As such, it can be tough to produce static camera time-lapse sequences that are compelling. One way to create stand out time-lapse footage is to introduce camera movement, which is just what the Syrp Genie allows you to do. The Genie can perform simple pan…
  • Kata Lite-441 DL Camera Bag for $18.99 – Deal Zone

    Eric Reagan
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:10 pm
    B&H has the Kata Lite-441 DL camera bag for $18.99 (orig. $54.99) as today’s Deal Zone deal. I suspect this is a clearance item of the remaining stock and that these bags will sell out before the day is over. Manfrotto recently absorbed the Kata brand in favor of making Manfrotto-branded bags while using prior Kata designs. There are likely few of these remaining (and Kata made great bags, which is why Manfrotto uses those designs now). Check out this deal while it lasts here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay.
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    Newscom FocalPoint

  • Cute Animal Pics: Bunnies

    Olivia Morley
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Young Lionhead-Lop rabbit and Mallard ducklings. Mark Taylor/Bruce Coleman/Photoshot/Newscom. License this from Newscom.com: nhpaphotos127681 As we approach the end of the month, we want to devote some time to appreciating one of the most-talked-about animals of April. The bunny, of course! Bunnies remind us of spring, and all of the glorious springtime things –  tulips, eggs, and Easter! People love bunnies because they make the best pets. They’re fuzzy, adorable, and they manage to look cute no matter what they do… From snacking on carrots, to just hopping around. Anyone…
  • Pictures of the Week: Sao Paulo Fashion Week

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen presents fashion creation of Colcci on a fashion show of Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 15, 2015. Gisele Bundchen made her last catwalk stroll down Wednesday night, putting a farewell to her 20-year career which has made her a legend in fashion industry. The 34-year-old Brazilian woman is currently the world’s highest-paid model according to a Forbes magazine ranking in 2014. Xu Zijian Xinhua News Agency/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: xnaphotos497791 All hail Gisele! The larger-than-life supermodel returned home, as…
  • Celebrity Picture Profile: Hayley Atwell

    Annabelle Quinn
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
      April 16, 2012 – Hayley Atwell attending The Olivier Awards 2012, Royal Opera House, London…15th April 2012. Paul Treadway/ZUMAPRESS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: zumaamericasfive702822 In a time where super hero’s are more popular than ever, a character of the normal human nature has stolen the spotlight. Peggy Carter is an agent and love interest of Captain America, and when she made her movie debut, people could easily see why Steve Rogers fell for her. Of course part of the reason there was so much interest in Carter was because actress Hayley…
  • Around the World: American Samoa

    Ty Cobb
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
    National Park of American Samoa, Tutuila Island, American Samoa, South Pacific. Michael Runkel/Robert Harding/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rhphotos186764 Located in the heart of the Polynesian Triangle the islands of American Samoa are the only inhabited territory of the United States south of the equator. That could be why American Samoa remains one of the last undiscovered parricides in the Pacific.   The five islands that make up American Samoa are a little larger landmass then Washington DC. There are 55,519 living on the island the majority of them long time Samoans…
  • Editors’ Picks: Water Splashing Festival, Coachella, and Percy Sledge

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    A man is hit by splashing water in Vientiane, LAOS – 14/04/2015. People celebrated the water-splashing festival or the traditional New Year from April 14 to 16. CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: sfphotos616093Everyone will likely get splashed with water during Southeast Asia’s New Year celebration. The Water Festival is good, lighthearted fun for the Dai people during the hottest month in the region. Even tourists and strangers will get a dousing, as it is a show of blessings and good wishes. Newscom gets between 30-60,000 images a day from our…
 
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • The rising demand for original content

    pmelcher
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    Earlier this week, Mediapost published an article on the rising demand for original content by brands. Citing recent research, the article states that “estimated budgets for producing content... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • Refreshing Innovators

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

  • Flight for Prom

    Moose
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website “Hey, I’m supposed to photograph my daughte […] The post Flight for Prom appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • 10 Years of Tips from the Top Floor

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    Oops, I almost forgot, but I released the very first episode of Tips from the Top Floor on April 18th 2005. Yes! \o/ Happy Birthday to meeeeeee… if you’d like to send a quick greeting, leave a comment, or even better: click the orange tab to the right to record something. The post 10 Years of Tips from the Top Floor appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf679 – Remarkable, Not Marketable

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Lisa wants to know what filters to take on her trip to Nepal, Kathmandu and the Khumbu valley in the Himalayas. Chris goes over the three most recommended ones: the protective filter, the polarizer and the ND grad filter … and why he’ll leave all three at home. Pauline wonders how she can squeeze as … Continue reading tfttf679 – Remarkable, Not Marketable The post tfttf679 – Remarkable, Not Marketable appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf678 – Apple’s New Photos App

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    10 Apr 2015 | 5:26 am
    Chris talks about Apple’s new Photos app and if it’s fit to replace Apterture (hint: not really) of if it’s even a Lightroom replacement (hint: you’ll have to wait). Also: a deep dive into an interesting thread on the photography subreddit. Show Links: Photos App Q&A on Periscope (you’ll need the Periscope app to watch … Continue reading tfttf678 – Apple’s New Photos App The post tfttf678 – Apple’s New Photos App appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • Apple’s Photos App Is Here

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Update: I held quick periscope Q&A session. If you use the app, you can watch it here. I just spent an hour playing with the new Apple Photos App and here are a few very early first impressions. Let’s get the most important question out of the way right now: no, it’s not a full … Continue reading Apple’s Photos App Is Here The post Apple’s Photos App Is Here appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf677 – Roll Your Own

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    5 Apr 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Chris talks about using color filters on your black and white camera. This goes back to the oldest recorded methods of creating color pictures and it has been done way back when there was only black and white film. He has also started to do short photo Q&A sessions on his Periscope video live stream. … Continue reading tfttf677 – Roll Your Own The post tfttf677 – Roll Your Own appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
 
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • MindShift Gear Reviews: House of Cards and Filter Nest & Hive Mini

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:03 am
    My friends at MindShift Gear make some super durable and lightweight camera bags for hikers, but they also make some great accessories. Even if you are a couch potato, you can appreciate the value in having accessories that help you keep track of your stuff while still being super lightweight. In this article and the video below I discuss some of the accessories I’ve tried and love from my friends at MindShift Gear. Check out the video above to see these products in action, but don’t forget to read the article for a special offer! House of Cards Memory Card Wallet MindShift Gear House of…
  • REVIEW: Nikon D7200 + 18-140mm Lens–The Perfect Camera for Parents?

    15 Apr 2015 | 1:24 am
    Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm Lens I’ve been a big fan of the Nikon D7xxx series ever since I reviewed the D7000. It’s always been a solid performer, so when I reviewed the D7100 I was considered picking one up for myself. I’m a Canon shooter, so I didn’t need another camera – especially one that couldn’t use my existing lenses, but that’s just how much I liked the predecessor to the Nikon D7200. After some seat time with this camera I’ve discovered that everything that I liked about the predecessor returns plus it gets a EXPEED 4 processor, WiFi & NFC included as…
  • Canon Lens Price Drop & NAB Specials

    14 Apr 2015 | 1:13 am
    Canon has dropped the price on over 30 lenses. Click here to see a complete list! CLICK HERE to see the complete list of 80 NAB 2015 (a tradeshow) specials expire on April 16th and must be entered as described for each (some require the BHNAB2015 coupon codes at checkout!!! Here’s a few of the great deals but many more are available: Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) $700 instant savings and $269.40 in free stuff plus free expedited shippingThis offer expires on April 16, 2015 DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ v2.0 Bundles Save up to $400 when you use the link and promo code BHNAB2015This…
  • PRESS RELEASE: Epson P800 Replaces the 3880

    14 Apr 2015 | 12:33 am
    Epson SureColor P800 17-inch Wide Professional Printer Printing enthusiasts rejoice as your dreams have finally been answered – the all-new Epson SureColor P800 is the official replacement for the aging 3880! In addition to an improved ink set it offers an optional roll feeder (not the toy kind found on consumer printers) which is a must if you plan to print canvas. The Epson P800 hiding at WPPI in Las Vegas this year I had the pleasure of seeing the P800 in action and reviewing the prints at WPPI in Las Vegas this past March and I’m quite pleased to say that to my eyes they are a nice…
  • on1 Perfect Suite 9.5 Released - Video Overview

    13 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    My friends at on1 Software released the latest version of its popular photo editing suite called Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 at 9:00 AM Pacific today so I decided to give a quick walkthrough of some of the new features that caught my attention. Check it out.. Of course that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the official press release here: PRESS RELEASE: Introducing Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 We take user feedback seriously. Our team has worked hard the past several months to improve performance and user experience in the latest release of our photo-editing app – Perfect Photo Suite. In…
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    a small work

  • Untitled 4.16.15

    Pamela Viola
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
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  • House of Jain

    Pamela Viola
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:31 am
    I've just returned from a phenomenal encaustic workshopwith Jill Skupin Burkholder.© 2015 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
  • Figurative I and II

    Pamela Viola
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:13 am
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  • Midnight Ride

    Pamela Viola
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
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  • Architectural Alchemy

    Pamela Viola
    2 Apr 2015 | 11:08 am
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    PetaPixel

  • 2015 Pulitzer Photographers Captured Ebola in Africa and Anger in Ferguson

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:18 pm
    The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced today, and the photographers that were awarded with journalism’s highest honor were freelance photographer Daniel Berehulak of the New York Times and the photography staff of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Feature Photography Daniel Berehulak won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for best Feature Photography for his “courageous photographs of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.” Berehulak spent weeks in the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak, putting his own health on the line to share images from the front line in the battle against the…
  • Lightroom CC Will Be Announced Tomorrow

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:27 pm
    After months of prematurely posted product pages, leaked details, and announcement dates that turned out to be wrong, Adobe will finally be unveiling the next version of Lightroom tomorrow. PhotoRumors is saying that it is 100% sure the program will be announced tomorrow morning (Eastern Time). The murmurings started last week after Scott Kelby began teasing four free live webcasts tomorrow in order to talk and teach about a “big secret thingy.” Here’s something strange, though: PhotoRumors reports that the new software will be called Lightroom CC, suggesting that it will be…
  • Man Edits His Boring Desk Job Into an Exciting GoPro Camera Commercial

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    GoPro has found a secret sauce when it comes to creating viral videos of extreme sports that spread like wildfire on the Web. YouTube user Braziliandanny wanted to see what the same style would be like for something more mundane, so he created this brilliant parody by shooting some first-person footage of a boring day at his desk job and then editing the clips together, GoPro commercial-style. Just hours after the video was published, GoPro left a comment on it, saying: “Every day office HERO! #GoPro”
  • Kipon Unveils the First Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter with Autofocus

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Five years ago, the Shanghai, China-based lens adapter company Kipon became the first to offer a Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds adapter with electronic aperture control. The company is now taking its adapter another big step forward: its new Canon EF to MFT adapter is the world’s first to feature autofocus. The adapter can be used to mount Canon EF and EF-S lenses onto Micro Four Thirds camera bodies. It features a built-in circuit board and electronic contacts that allow for communication between your camera and your lens’ autofocus and stabilization features. The adapter also…
  • 7 Funky Photography Tricks and Ideas to Try Out

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    Looking for a new photo concept to try your hand at? The Cooperative of Photography just released this short video with 7 different photo tricks and ideas you can do the next time you’re in search of ideas. #1. Levitation #2. Freelensing #3. Light painting with stencils #4. Polaroid collage #5. Broken mirror #6. Colored lights #7. Hula hoop light painting
 
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    MyDailyPhotograph.com »

  • Glowing Flower?

    david
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Solana Beach, San Diego, California – April 19, 2009 I shot this six years ago today. Anyone know what kind of flower this is? Comments here Today is the anniversary of “The shot heard ’round the world”, the day the American Revolution started. Also, the Oklahoma City Bombing was 18 years ago today.
  • Side of Daisy

    david
    19 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    Solana Beach, San Diego, California – April 19, 2009 Have a Great Weekend and Happy Mother’s Day !!
  • Self-Portrait on an Escalator

    david
    19 Apr 2015 | 5:58 am
    Wilmington, Delaware – April 19, 2008And now for something REALLY different. Story behind the photograph: We were shopping in Delaware on this day in 2008. I was bored and started looking for pictures to take. On the escalator in Macy’s, I noticed the mirror finish on the areas surrounding the escalotor and decided to take my own picture using a flash for dramatic effect. I rode the escalator several times as If I look through the view finder while shooting, it covers my face. So, you kind of have to “shoot from the hip”, guessing at the aim. After several passes, i…
  • Gerber on Glass

    david
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – April 17, 2011 I took this photograph four years ago of a Gerber Daisy my wife bought at the produce market. This is a straight photograph with no Photoshop work done to them. I used two flashes to light the flower, one from behind. The textured background is from the glass on our patio table, which is illuminated underneath with a flash. Hope you like it. Comment here.
  • Sun Through Clouds

    david
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – April 18, 2011 Three years ago today I spotted this dramatic sky and captured the moment.
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    H&H Color Lab

  • Meet Cindy Alvarez of Taste the World Photography

    Forum Admin
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Cindy Alvarez of Taste the World Photography of shares her passion in this short video blog. Cindy has a deep desire to provide an amazing experience during her senior sessions and to make each senior feel like a rock star! Check out these fun commercials we found on her website—this says it all! Click Here to View the Video
  • Spirit Week at H&H Color Lab

    Forum Admin
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Our customer service department occasionally decides to do something just for fun. Remembering the spirit weeks that we used to have in high school during homecoming weeks, we decided to have a spirit week of our own. Monday was Rock Band T-shirt day. We all wore a shirt representing a favorite band or singer. Tuesday, we wore patches for Emma, in support of the daughter of our own Shawn Cantrell as she battles Neuroblastoma. Wednesday was blue day. We all wore blue. Thursday found everyone wearing sports jerseys in honor of their favorite team. Friday was hat day. (I was hoping someone would…
  • “The Connection” From H&H Color Lab — April 2015

    Forum Admin
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    APRIL 2015  As we gear up for the busy spring photography season, we hope you will take a few moments to scan our newsletter. We are featuring many new products, educational opportunities as well as a growing list of photography conventions that we attend. We would also like to draw your attention to our new Family Portrait Mini Session Workshop. If you are already shooting portraits and have been curious about doing mini sessions to supplement your income, we offer a simple, business-in-a-box approach to doing some volume work with portraits. This is a volume work flow model that uses…
  • Curved Metals Boost Portrait Sales

    Forum Admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    The curved metals from H&H Color Lab found their way into our studio. At the time I thought it was a cool product that we could try out, little did I know that it would have a drastic effect on our portrait sales. They were cool, an item that didn’t need a stand or frame. With clean modern edges, and print quality that I have grown to love and expect from H&H Color Lab. Each one was flawless. I set them on my display and didn’t think too much about it. In fact I forgot to update my price sheet to reflect the new item I was selling to my clients!! My next sales consult was a family…
  • 7 Videos That Show What It’s Like to Photograph NCAA Basketball

    Forum Admin
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    Since H&H specializes in school photography and sports photography, we figured why not combine the two and talk about the NCAA Basketball Tournament! We found some amazing videos that put you right in the middle of the action at NCAA Basketball games. There are even filled with tips that may help you with your sports and school photo shoots. First up, here a news story about a photographer who has been capturing the Final Four for the past 60 years! These next few videos are so cool and informative. Check out photographers using a backup camera to give you a first person point-of-view of…
 
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  • The Demise Of Amsterdam's Snake House

    Howard G
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:14 am
    A few months ago, I wrote two posts about the Snake House in Amsterdam entitled "The Snake House, Amsterdam" and "The Snake House - Follow Up". The Snake House, pictured below, was a building I photographed while visiting Amsterdam, but knew very little about.  It had such a fascinating looking facade that I tried to find out more, and as I wrote in the second post:"It turns out that for many years the Snake House has been inhabited by squatting artists. Now, in Amsterdam, squatting apparently means something a little different than it does in the US. It means living cheaply…
  • Quick Quotes: Minor White, Duane Michals, Nancy Rotenberg

    Howard G
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:20 am
    Today I have a Quick Quote threefer....three different photographers from two different eras whose quotes, to me, all express the same idea.  That idea, which would be very hard to take issue with, is that in order to make good photographs one has to go much deeper than what is apparent on the surface of any subject:"One should not only photograph things for what they are but for what else they are"Minor White"Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be."Duane Michals"When photographing, go beyond the handshake"Nancy RotenbergSubscribe…
  • Backlit Tulip

    Howard G
    8 Apr 2015 | 1:17 am
    Photography is all about light, and I think one of the most dramatic types of light is backlighting, particularly when the light is coming through or around a transparent or translucent object.  At the end of March I was walking indoors through the small botanical garden near my home (Spring still seemed a long way off, though it should have already arrived) when I saw sunlight streaming through one of the glass walls of the greenhouse.  That is usually a good sign to check and see if there are any flowers that are appropriately shaped to take advantage of backlighting.
  • Tree, Black & White, High Key

    Howard G
    3 Apr 2015 | 1:03 am
    I love photographing trees and I especially like to focus on the abstract shapes that their branches make. When those shapes are the driving force behind a photograph, converting to black and white often helps to accentuate the abstractfulness (if that is a word......though I don't think it is).  In this case I found that the conversion to black and white, along with giving the foliage a bright, high-key look, really brought out the shape of the trunk and branches, which is what I was attracted to in the first place.In addition, for me, that distant and relatively small tree at the…
  • Mesquite Dunes III

    Howard G
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:19 am
    I have already posted two of my abstracts made at the Mequite Dunes in Death Valley National Park. Those photos can be seen here and here.  I couldn't resist posting one more from the same location.  I call this one "Transitions" because of the way the dark moves into the light (or the light moves into the dark....glass half empty or glass half full).. Mesquite Dunes - "Transitions"    © Howard Grill Subscribe to Motivation Photo Blog by Email
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  • iPhoto to Lightroom

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

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

    Kelly
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Adobe has released its much anticipated Adobe Lightroom Mobile for the Apple iPad (iPhone to come yet).   Key Features Complete syncing between Lightroom 5.4 (Windows or Mac) and iPad with mobile edits, metadata and collection changes. Automatically import images captured on an iPad and sync back to a Lightroom catalog on the desktop. Work on your images on your iPad even when you don’t have any online connection to your desktop for a  true portable experience. Sync photos between Lightroom 5 and Lightroom mobile; sync. Lightroom for iPad is included in the Photoshop Photography…
  • Into the Atmosphere… a Time Lapse project

    Kelly
    17 Dec 2013 | 4:39 pm
    California based photographer Michael Shainblum put together this fabulous time lapse video. Watch the video… enough said!  
  • At Long Last… the Canon 200-400mm f/4 1.4x has been released

    Kelly
    14 May 2013 | 1:16 pm
    Canon 200-400mm f/4 1.4x Press Release Firstly, sit down the suggested retail price will be a $12,399 CDN, but for avid wildlife photographers this lens is a must.  Firstly announced in February 2011 I’m sure my local dealer can attest to my constant question “Have you heard anything yet?”.  After over 2 years I’m excited to finally get my hands on this lens. For me personally I sold a second Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 and my Canon 500mm f/4 in anticipation of this lens.  Here is how I’ll do my wildlife shoots.  One body will be dedicated to my Canon 70-200mm…
 
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  • In the Spotlight: Canada based Photographer Marcel Dee

    Pixpa
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:18 am
    Marcel Dee is a young photographer based out of Canada. Marcel studied Creative Photography from Humber College in Toronto, and graduated in 2010. He mostly shot portraits and fashion there. Photography has been a passion for Marcel since childhood, which is reflected in his awe-inspiring shots. Apart from photography, Marcel has a strong inclination towards technology as well. He talks about his work and portfolio in a recent klatsch with us. Check out his complete portfolio at Marceldeephotography.com. Marcel Dee Photography 1. You started photographing your family since you were six. Tell…
  • Honing your Pixpa Website for Local SEO

    Pixpa
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:02 am
    Even after having a creatively designed portfolio website, your business may not have caught a spark in the real world. There are as the old saying goes, many a slip twixt the cup and lip. And one of the most common slip, which many small business owners tend to ignore is that of SEO. In the current Information age, when browsing on the the internet is at a lightning speed,  ranking high on search engines is not merely a best practice but an imperative enterprise! For a small business, it is primary to rank highly in local searches. Here’re the quick tips to make your business a star in…
  • In the Spotlight: Philadelphia based Photographer Timothy Valshtein

    Pixpa
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:46 am
    Timothy Valshtein is the “creative engine” behind High Wire Photography and is based out of Philadelphia. Timothy has inherited a command over photography from his father and has his inclination to photography rooting back to his childhood. He is currently pursuing his masters in psychological sciences along with photography. Timothy particularly delights in Street Photography but is ready to take up all genres of photography. In a recent interview with Pixpa, Tim shares his journey and experiences as a photographer. To view his complete portfolio, visit Highwirephoto.com.  …
  • Make Your Website Stand Out Among Other Online Photography Portfolios on the Web

    Pixpa
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:21 am
    “Working in a professional arena, your portfolio is your career calling card.” While references can impress to a certain extent, you will garner little attention unless you can show to the world how impressive your work history is. And that – in an attractive way. The best way to flaunt your impressive work is through a design portfolio website. It is by all means the easiest and quickest way to showcase your work. It is also an essential component of your photo-business, especially if you’re only just starting a photography business. But while many designers have their own design…
  • In the Spotlight: Minneapolis based Photographer Brandon Lepasti

    Pixpa
    6 Feb 2015 | 3:14 am
    Brandon Lepasti is a Minneapolis based Portrait photographer. He completed his BFA from The Art Institutes International Minnesota. Brandon finds himself particularly attached to snowboarding since childhood, and in turn, snowboard photography. He has been the recipient of the FY 2013 Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board along with many other awards and titles. View complete portfolio at brandonlepasti.com. 1. Tell us about the initiation of your career in photography? Did you always want to be a photographer? I was a sponsored snowboarder back in high school. I used to…
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  • Adelie

    Ron Niebrugge
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Adelie penguin, Antarctica. I thought I would share another penguin photo from this winter because I can.  I say winter, but it was actually summer down there.
  • Alaska Calender

    Ron Niebrugge
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Cover, 2016 Alaska Time Calender. This just arrived in the mail this afternoon!  The photo was from last June’s bear tour to Lake Clark National Park.  This calender is published by Greatland Graphics – they do a wonderful series of Alaska calenders.  They have been a valued customer for many many years, and I’m proud to be a part of many of their beautiful products!
  • Mount Sukakpak

    Ron Niebrugge
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Aurora over Mount Sukakpak last month in the Brooks Range, Alaska. Aurora over Mount Sukakpak last month in the Brooks Range, Alaska.
  • Kasnyku Falls

    Ron Niebrugge
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Kasnyku Falls, Baranof Island, Tongass National Forest, Alaska. A small portion of this dramatic waterfall estimated to be 400 to 450 feet tall.
  • Sikuliaq

    Ron Niebrugge
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:52 pm
    M/V Sikuliaq, Seward, Alaska. Looked up just in time yesterday to see the M/V Sikuliaq, turning around in front of the house.   This is a brand new, state of the art ice class research vessel owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and it to be home ported out of Seward, Alaska.
 
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  • An In-Depth Review of the Sony a6000

    Colby Brown
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:58 pm
    With the digital mirrorless revolution is in full swing with the photo industry, many photographers (pros and aspiring photographers alike) are moving away from their bulky and heavy DSLR bodies and lenses. While many people were interested in the thought of going mirrorless when it first hit the scene a few years ago, the truth was that mirrorless technology couldn’t compete with the offerings of a DSLR at the time. Fast forward to today, and things are much different story. Sony a6000 in use in Iceland Now days many mirrorless cameras not only match DSLRs in terms of image quality…
  • Gear Review: Wacom Cintiq Companion 2

    Colby Brown
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    At the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas last week, Wacom announced the 13.3″ Cintiq Companion 2, which is essentially the 2nd generation in their line of powerful and portable tablets. Built with digital artists, photographers and graphic designers in mind, these devices not only come with a pen stylus and 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, but they run full versions of Windows 8.1, allowing you to install and take full advantage of Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign and any other application you can run on a Windows laptop or desktop machine. While I will save my soap…
  • A Year in Reflection – 2014

    Colby Brown
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:11 pm
    It is that time of year again when many of us not only look forward to new beginnings and making resolutions for the next 12 months, but also look back on the challenges and successes that the previous year brought with it. 2014 was certainly full of both. Light at the End of the Rainbow – Lower Yosemite Falls Travel Like most full time travel photographers, I spend a good portion of the year on the road, but this year was a bit different. While I was probably gone for the same amount of time as usual (4-5 months in total), I didn’t visit a ton of different locations. In fact,…
  • Initial Hands On: Sony a7II With 5 Axis Image Stabilization

    Colby Brown
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
    On November 20th, 2014 Sony surprised the photography world with the announcement of the second generation of the full frame a7 mirrorless camera, known creatively as the a7II, which retails for $1698. While this announcement caught even the Sony rumors sites off guard in terms of timing, the big surprise was that Sony had managed to fit 5 axis in body stabilization into in a small mirrorless body with a full frame sensor, a first for the industry. While Olympus has similar technology for a while, it has mostly been used in its mirco 4/3rds cameras, with great results. Needless to say, when I…
  • The Colby Brown Holiday Giveaway

    Colby Brown
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
    It is that time of year again and I have a pretty spectacular giveaway this time around. I have reached out to a variety of my partners and sponsors and have put together something special. Each week through the month of December, I will giveaway a mix of products from Sony, Wacom, G-Technology, Formatt Hitech, Nik Software, onOne Software and Artifact Uprising. Essentially each week you could win a Sony a6000 or a Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet or a Premium version of onOne Software’s Perfect Suit 9 and more… Contest Rules: Start Date: December 3rd, 2014 End Date: December 31st, 2014…
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  • 5 Tips from the Masters

    Chris Corradino
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    I recently put together an article with five of my favorite photo quotes along with my own thoughts on how to apply them to your photography. Check out the full list over on the PicsArt blog.5 Quotes from the Masters and How to Apply Them to Your Photography
  • Spring Workshop Recap

    Chris Corradino
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:36 am
    The 2015 workshop series got off to a great start with a sold out Central Park adventure. With beautiful weather and signs of Spring all around, we had a terrific outing. Some of the topics covered included: creative composition, histograms, highlight alert, low light opportunities, working with filters, and fine tuning exposure settings. Thanks to all who came out, and to Sue for these action shots.  Due to popular demand, we've added more workshops to this year's lineup including events in Spring, Summer and Fall. Spaces are limited and will fill up quickly. Check out the full…
  • Tech Talk: Why Mirrorless Cameras?

    Chris Corradino
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:22 am
    Over on the Alien Skin blog, I have a guest post discussing many of the important considerations when thinking about Mirrorless cameras. As you'll read, there are some advantages to packing light. It's not all about weight though, with a whole host of features that can change the way you shoot for the better. Check it out here: Tipping the Scales of Success with a Lightweight Mirrorless Camera. 
  • Guest Post on 6 Essential Camera Features

    Chris Corradino
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    I recently prepared an article for Digital Photography School about How to Control Your Aperture. In this follow up piece, I delve into 6 of the Most Essential but Underused Camera Features. Chances are, there's a couple you could be using in your own work. Check it out here.    
  • Almost Spring at Bushkill Falls

    Chris Corradino
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:55 am
    Sue and I took the dogs for an early morning Easter Sunday hike. We've been waiting for Bushkill falls to reopen after the long winter. They are partially open anyway with the green trail and part of the yellow trail accessible. The other parts are still covered in ice!  Shot this with the Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 Pro lens which is splash resistant. It handled the heavy mist well enough to take this long exposure.  
 
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  • 7 Tips for Taking Beautiful Family Photos

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    By: Lauren WaltersFamily photos are one activity many families dread. What's meant to be a fun, memorable event can quickly become a stressful, panic-inducing nightmare. Here are some tips from PPA family portrait photographers to help your family take beautiful photos.1. Find the Right PhotographerIn addition to reviewing a photographer's online portfolio, pricing and policies, also look at their social media pages and customer reviews on third party websites. If you want a large portion of your session to be in black and white, then find a photographer who loves black and white too. If you…
  • World Champions, Copyright Month and Finding Clients: Our Top Ten Blogs from 4/10-4/17

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:10 pm
    By Sarah AckermanHappy Friday! You survived the week (including Tax Day in the U.S. ), so that is cause for celebration! Take a few to relax, kick up your feet and enjoy our top ten posts from around the interwebs!Defending Champion Team USA Wins World Photographic CupBEST PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE WORLD: The United States took home the World Photographic Cup for the second year in a row. Led by medalists and PPA photographers Ben Shirk and Kenneth Martin, the team took four medals and nine top 10 finishes! Get all the details here.Copyright Awareness Month - PPA Photographers Tips on Dealing with…
  • Copyright Awareness Month - PPA Photographers Tips on Dealing with Infringement

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    By Lindsey Forson April is Copyright Awareness Month at PPA! Why get involved? Because copyright is arguably the most important legal concern for professional photographers. During the course of your career as a pro, it's inevitable that you will have to deal with copyright infringement at some point. To highlight the importance of copyright protection and give you the opportunity to learn the easy way, some PPA photographers have agreed to share their experiences! In light of a recent issue with a copyright infringement, we had a conversation with PPA member Ross Oscar Knight. Ross has been…
  • PPA Council Nominations Now Open

    15 Apr 2015 | 1:52 pm
    That's right! PPA has elections and you get to vote! Starting today, April 15, PPA Council nominations will be accepted online at PPA.com/CouncilElectionsBut first... What's PPA Council, you ask? It's a delegate body that oversees PPA's bylaws. Volunteer PPA members are elected to represent their states for a 3-year period. What does PPA Council do for YOU? Assists PPA members and fellow photographers. As a group, they make decisions that guide the association. Elects members to serve on the Nominating Committee and PPA's Board of Directors. Approves PPA degree recipients and maintains PPA's…
  • Don't Miss Super 1 Day - Register Today

    15 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    By Chris HomerPPA's Super 1 Day Photography Workshops are returning May 4 - 18, 2015. During this time, dozens of studios across the country will invite attendees to join daily workshops featuring portrait and wedding photography, posing and lighting, digital retouching and workflow, and sales and marketing strategies. It's a chance you won't want to miss--a full day of photography education brought to you by fellow professional photographers.This year, there's more than 100 workshops being offered on various techniques for photographers and business practices, so there's bound to be…
 
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  • Feminine Portraiture / Boudoir workshop – May 31, 2015 – Albany, NY

    Neil vN
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    Feminine Portraiture / Boudoir Photography workshop – May 31, 2015 I’m pretty chuffed about this – teaming up with Genine Gullickson, one of the best boudoir photographers I know, we’ll be presenting an all-day workshop in Feminine Portraiture and Boudoir Photography. The workshop will be held in Genine’s studio in Schenectady, NY. And if like me, you don’t quite know where Schenectady is, it is a short hop away from Albany, NY. Date: May 31, 2015 Time: 9am – 6pm Fee: $495 With this workshop 2 experienced models will be available wearing a variety of…
  • scam: domain name registration / SEO service registration

    Neil vN
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:07 pm
    scam: domain name registration / SEO service registration As if the e-mail scams aren’t bad enough, they are now texting photographers with the same scam! But there is another scam that has been going around for years now – but it is so obvious that I doubt many people will fall for it. But just in case anyone has any doubt, or may be a touch too inattentive, this next one is also a scam – fake domain renewals / SEO service registration. If you have a website – and this means everyone – then you have received these emails, warning you to renew your domain.
  • dramatic studio lighting: using the beauty dish as a single light source

    Neil vN
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    dramatic studio lighting: using the beauty dish as a single light source I love the forgiving nature of large light modifiers – you don’t have such precision with a huge softbox as you do with a smaller, more contrasty light modifier.  But you also have less opportunity for dramatic light, as you do with smaller light sources. In line with the idea that a smaller light = harder light = dramatic light, I wanted to create a series of portraits that had a darker, moodier feel. Brian Calabrese, a New York portrait photographer friend of mine, met up with me in my studio, and…
  • video clip: behind the scenes – Profoto B2 review photo shoot

    Neil vN
    3 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    video clip: behind the scenes – Profoto B2 review photo shoot For the review: Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash, I had Erik Colonese shoot a behind-the-scenes video clip while I photographed Anelisa. It’s a fairly long clip because we decided to keep in a lot of my dialogue with Anelisa as I direct her. The video clip also expands on the review with some info on the Profoto B2 Flash (vendor), and I also touch on camera settings and using the flash. As is usual, I want the material on Tangents to be of wider interest, even when it is a review of a specific product. There’s…
  • review: Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash – photo shoot

    Neil vN
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    review: Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash – photo shoot Over the years I have used a variety of off-camera lights on location shoots and at weddings, and have worked my way up from Dynalite and Quantum flashes (and speedlights), to the Profoto B1. The Profoto B1 (vendor) has made such a difference for me in the ease of use, the speed of setting up, and the sheer power of 500 W/s of light. I love my B1 flash. For example, here is how I used the Profoto B1 portable flash at a wedding. Profoto has now released the Profoto B2 250 W/s Air TTL Flash, and it comes as two options: Profoto B2…
 
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  • Art Deco Love | Hyatt Gainey Ranch | Film Photographer | Scottsdale, Arizona

    Melissa
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:37 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 our sneak peek for this super special couple. Such an exciting feeling when you look at your email and the scans from the wedding are ready! Even more exciting is seeing how perfectly developed they are – not one ounce of photoshop or lightroom work (besides exporting the catalog) has been done to these images. Oh the beauty of film. The depth, the beautiful tones – just plain gorgeousness!!!!} Time…
  • The Felch House | Historic Wedding Venue | Phoenix Wedding Photographers

    keith
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. When the bride first contacted me about her upcoming wedding on Valentine’s Day, 2015 – we seemed to have so much to talk about immediately. Sometimes it is almost surreal that a couple and their wedding photographer can be so much on the same page.  All she had to say was that she had made a dark room for her fiancé in their converted garage and the rest is history. Yes, we spoke about her upcoming wedding and…
  • Shipping Film, It must be Monday | Wedding Film Photographers

    Melissa
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. There is something about counting and packing film up that makes me nervously excited on a Monday morning after a wedding weekend. It reminds me of the same nervous excitement I would have the few times I walked across a suspension bridge as a kid. My hands are actually sweating right now thinking of my little sister running across a suspension bridge dangling a million feet in the air on this little bridge on a family…
  • Bentley Projects Art Gallery | Downtown Phoenix Weddings | Featured Venue

    Melissa
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. The Bentley Projects in Downtown Phoenix is such a great spot for a wedding. We photographed our first wedding here I think nearly 8 years ago and it was just as cool then as it is now. Maybe it’s the loft like qualities of this historic building or the original details but there is something very special about this event space. (It is also one of the better spots to get married in the summer when outdoor ceremonies…
  • Engagement Session in the Snow | Flagstaff Arizona

    keith
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:38 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. Snow in Arizona? Yes it actually does snow occasionally in these parts. Arizona is one of those incredible states that affords you the luxury of skiing in the morning and driving south a couple of hours and then playing a round of golf and lounging by the sun soaked pool all in the same day. This super sweet couple really, really wanted an engagement session in the snow. As luck would have it, the weekend they had available…
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  • 04/15: The Swap with Tami.

    Josh Fassbind
    3 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
    Sometime in February, I got an email from my friend Tami about this portrait project called The Swap. The brief is pretty straightforward: Team up with another photographer. Arrange two dates. On the first date photographer 1 is the subject of a photograph and photographer 2 is the photographer. On the second date you swap roles. I liked the idea and a few days after the original email, I was set to be Tami’s model. After slipping on some awesome vintage clothes, a blond wig and having my face covered with makeup (which Tami does on her own), I was ready to pose. Needless to say the…
  • Tami of the Valley

    Josh Fassbind
    2 Apr 2015 | 2:18 pm
  • 01/15: Joshua Tree

    Josh Fassbind
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    Anka’s birthday is at the end of January and this  year, we celebrated with a two-day road trip to Joshua Tree National Park. It was our first time there and it was amazing! It is so vast and so diverse. You go from rocky hills to plains to boulders… so many photographic opportunities. Next time we go, we’ll probably camp in the park for an even better experience. Oh and you should see the sky at night, stunning!
  • 01/15 :: Paris: 72 hours and a new year.

    Josh Fassbind
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    I spent 4 days in Paris for the New Year with Anka and some close friends. We stayed in the 20th arrondissement (no, Fox News, it is not a “no-go zone”) and it was nice to discover a new neighborhood. It is a working-class and diverse neighborhood and it felt authentic. The great farmer’s market, little cafés and bakeries all contributed to a great experience. Far removed from the touristy Paris I am accustomed to, it was a very nice change. We also visited the Louis Vuitton Foundation designed by architect Frank Gehry and the building is insane! I still like the Walt…
  • 12/14 :: The Mother Road/Monument Valley.

    Josh Fassbind
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:03 pm
    At the end of 2014 Anka and I took a 4-day road trip to Monument Valley and drove, as much as we could, along Route 66. It was a lot of fun and now I really want to drive from L.A. to Chicago.
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  • Camera Sales Declining

    Ben Neumann
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    A recent report has surfaced about worldwide camera sales. You can see the report here.  What the report states is that camera sales have been declining the last 3 years including mirrorless cameras. Mirrorless sales are still way behind the traditional DSLR market especially in America. While America receives approx 25% of the worlds total camera shipments, we only receive 9% of the worlds mirrorless cameras. It's starting to make sense why Canon hasn't updated their mirrorless system for the American market. Americans aren't buying mirrorless like Asia and…
  • Canon 5Ds and Canon 5Ds R Update

    Ben Neumann
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    The Canon 50 megapixel cameras are now available for pre order. The product is not scheduled to ship until June, but both Amazon and B&H photo have them listed. I have my pre order in for the 5Ds R. Nikon did the low pass filter experiment with the d800 and the d800e. I think the majority of landscape and fine art photographers are going to go with the 5Ds R. As far as studio and product photography goes, I am not sure what kind of situations those photographers will run into, so the 5Ds might be a better choice. Click the links below to pre order your 5D of choice. Pre…
  • Virgin Islands National Park

    Ben Neumann
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:33 am
    Virgin Islands National Park is located on the island of St. John in the eastern caribbean. I was there only briefly but was able to explore a bit around the Trunk Bay area. Trunk Bay is the best beach and tropical area I have visited. There is only one other place that comes close and that is the black sand beaches in Waipio valley on the big Island of Hawaii. Trunk Bay has postcard worthy scenery with sugar sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise water. During tourist season it's pretty busy but my friends and I didn't have any trouble finding a spot on the beach. The park…
  • Canon 5DS R and the 11-24 mm Lens

    Ben Neumann
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:58 am
    As many of you probably have heard by now, Canon has announced the Canon 5DS R and the 11-24mm f4 lens. I followed all the hubbub about the release over at Canon Rumors Blog. Here's a great preview from The Digital Picture Blog about the 5Ds R. I have been mulling it over, doing research, and trying to decide what I wanted to do in terms of my photo gear. I have been eagerly awaiting Canons response to the Nikon D810 and Sony's A7R. While the megapixel count is in the medium format realm, the dynamic range is not. According to several Canon interviews, the dynamic range will be the same as…
  • Photography Outlook for 2015

    Ben Neumann
    30 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    With the new year just around the corner what is the photography outlook for 2015 ? Will this be a better year for photographers? What can we expect in terms of technology? Lots of questions to be answered! I will share with you some rumors floating around the web along with some predictions that I have. First lets start off by spreading some rumors. The megapixel war is back in full force. It died down for a little while but once Sony and Nikon (using Sony's sensor) released the 36 megapixel sensors in their lineup, it appears Canon is ready to take it a step further. Rumors have it Canon…
 
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    Photography by John Michael

  • National Museum of the Marine Corps Expansion – Part 1

    John Michael
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:29 pm
    HERE THEY GROW AGAIN … One of my favorite museums since 2006 has been the National Museum of the Marine Corps located just outside the Marine Corps Base at Quantico, Virginia.  It’s a short ride down the interstate from the Washington DC area and the spire of the museum building is always beckoning to visit […] The post National Museum of the Marine Corps Expansion – Part 1 appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
  • Smithsonian Castle in Flames – 24 JAN 1865

    John Michael
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:04 am
    It was one hundred and fifty years ago that the Smithsonian castle was in flames due to a fire that began as a result of a faulty installation of a flue.   The Smithsonian has offered a comprehensive account of the fire and the Mary Henry the daughter of  Joseph Henry, (who was the first Secretary […] The post Smithsonian Castle in Flames – 24 JAN 1865 appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
  • Improvement

    John Michael
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:29 pm
     Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are  unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain  bound. – James Allen The post Improvement appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
  • LOVE

    John Michael
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:59 pm
    “Love means to look at yourself The way one looks at distant things For you are only one thing among many.” – Czeslaw Milosz The post LOVE appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
  • What’s A Military Good For Anyway?

    John Michael
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:58 am
        “We need to maintain an adequate military force in peacetime for deterrence, assurance and war fighting” Colonel Harry Summers USA Ret. The post What’s A Military Good For Anyway? appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
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    Thin spiral notebook

  • Make your own rules

    Tara R.
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Don’t be so loud, someone might hear you Don’t color outside of the lines You’re too big to be a jockey, or an astronaut You don’t have enough grace to […]
  • Moving mountains

    Tara R.
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    The story so far… Old Wives’ Tale After four days on Pappy’s bus, Amelia was grateful to see the blue haze of the Smoky Mountains as they drove south over […]
  • A cog in a wheel

    Tara R.
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:27 pm
    The story so far… Old Wives’ Tale I don’t know what Casper promised his men, but they came back to work despite their unease, and the renovations were near completion […]
  • Grand entrance

    Tara R.
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:09 am
    Daybreak makes her grand entrance In a swell of golden light Ombré shades of morning glory The luster of a new dawn Fresh and clean, unfettered Spreads out quelling the […]
  • Mind Map

    Tara R.
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:03 am
    I have lost my way Navigation system fail Need a better map Happy National Haiku DayFiled under: Haiku, Poems, Real Life Tagged: iphoneography, Mental health, National Haiku Day, nationalpoetrymonth, poetry
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    Rocky Mountain School of Photography » Blog

  • Want to Win a 2015 RMSP Workshop?

    website@rmsp.com
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Of course you do! That’s why you’re reading this! We are proud to have teamed up with the fine folks at PDN to sponsor their latest Great Outdoors Photo Contest. The deadline is April 29 – which is coming right up – so now is the time to get your soon-to-be-winning image submitted. If your photo is selected as the grand prize winner, you could walk away with some cold hard cash, a Tamron lens, any 2015 RMSP Workshop (tuition only; based on availability) a pass to the Telluride Photo Festival and a $500 Adorama gift card. Whether a professional or amateur, you are encouraged…
  • Spirit of the Honu

    website@rmsp.com
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Life lessons are not new. In fact, they’ve been around as long as mankind. You know the type of lesson I’m talking about. That occasional jolt of wisdom that strikes like a lightening bolt causing instant and supreme understanding of your own foibles, misunderstandings and shortcomings. When we’re really lucky, along with the understanding we get the insight on how to fix these quirks and characteristics. That’s what happened to me recently while out on a photo shoot. Instant understanding of a familiar foible and the means to fix it. It happened, as I’m sure a great many lessons…
  • Printing On Acrylic Is A Gorgeous Way To Present Your Images: Here’s A Great Resource!

    website@rmsp.com
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:52 pm
    We have so many options for ways to present our photographs to the world. Many of us share our images via the web (email, social media sites, personal websites). Sometimes, though, we forget how wonderful it is to see our images printed and hung on the walls of our home or in homes of people we care about or for many of us in galleries and other alternative exhibition venues. One of my favorite subjects to teach in our Career Training Program is Presentation. Having worked as a professional picture framer for a number of years as well as having had my fair share of exhibits, I am passionate…
  • Sallie Mae – Career Training Smart Option Student Loan

    website@rmsp.com
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Do you want to become a professional photographer? Have you have been “dreaming” about our Career Training Program for years and have never been able to make it work.   Sallie Mae is here to help you make your dreams come true! RMSP is not a federally accredited school, therefore our students do not qualify for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but that doesn’t mean that our students don’t have other options available.  Students registered for our Career Training Program can choose to apply for a Career Training Smart Option Student Loan, offered through Sallie Mae.
  • 10 Places to Photograph in Baltimore this Weekend

    website@rmsp.com
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    RMSP will be in Baltimore on April 18th and 19th as part of our 2015 Photo Weekend Events program. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting than heading out to put those skills to the test. We thought it would be a fun idea to do a little e-scouting from Montana and give a few suggestions of places to photograph once classes are over. To scout from Missoula, we used Google Maps and Panoramio to see what other people had photographed in the area. And don’t forget that you can make any location feel completely new by going…
 
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    Neocamera

  • Nikon D7200 Review | Neocamera

    16 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    New Nikon flagship APS-C DSLR with a revised 24 MP CMOS sensor without anti-alias filter. 6 FPS with deep buffer and 1080p @ 60 FPS video capture. Dual control-dials, 100% coverage viewfinder and WiFi in a weather-sealed body.
  • Mirrorless Camera Buying Guide - 2015 Edition | Neocamera

    11 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Our detailed mirrorless digital camera buying guide, fully updated for 2015. This is the best and more current mirrorless guide!
  • Nikon D5500 Review | Neocamera

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Compact entry-level DSLR with a 24 MP APS-C sensor without anti-alias filter. 5 FPS drive and full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS. A 3.2" 1 MP rotating touchscreen LCD plus built-in WiFi.
  • Canon Powershot G7 X Review | Neocamera

    22 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Premium compact with a large 20 MP 1" CMOS sensor. Stabilized ultra-bright ultra-wide-angle 4.2X optical zoom lens. ISO 125-12800, 1/2000s-250s shutter-speed, 6.5 FPS and full 1080p HD @ 60 FPS. Dual-controls dials and a tilting 3" LCD.
  • Fuji X100T Review | Neocamera

    15 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The latest classically-styled fixed lens camera from Fuji packs a 16 MP sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF and a bright F/2 fixed 23mm lens. It offers a unique hybrid EVF/OVF with Digital Range Finder in a highly mechanical design.
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    Ralph Velasco

  • Ralph Velasco Introduces Mexico’s Copper Canyon

    RalphVelasco
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
      An Introduction to Mexico’s Copper Canyon by Ralph Velasco     Enjoy this short video of Ralph introducing one of the great train rides of the world through Mexico’s Copper Canyon. Believe it or not, “El Chepe,” as it’s known, is the only passenger train in all of Mexico. And consider joining Ralph this August 7 – 16, 2015, for a small group cultural tour of Mexico’s Copper Canyon.  There you’ll experience the natural wonders of lakes, waterfalls and gorgeous landscapes, along with the Tarahumara people and their extremely…
  • Podcast Interview with Ralph Velasco on the jpeg2RAW Podcast

    RalphVelasco
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
      Mike Howard interviews Ralph Velasco on the jpeg2RAW Photography Podcast     Ralph was recently interviewed on jpeg2RAW, which is a photography podcast hosted by amateur photographer Mike Howard.  Mike asked some really great questions which garnered some interesting insights from Ralph. Simply click the image above to listen to the show. Related posts: Interview with Ralph About Travel Photography on the A Fork on the Road Podcast   A Fork on the Road Podcast Interview    ... Morocco Interview on Amateur Traveler Podcast   Morocco Interview with Ralph…
  • Travel Photography Tips: Interview on 1000TravelTips.com

    RalphVelasco
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    Travel Photography Tips from Ralph Velasco     While at the Travel & Adventure Show in Long Beach I was asked to provide some basic travel photography tips for the up and coming website 1000TravelTips.com.  In the interview we discuss tips for taking better selfies (hey, they asked!), suggested apps that I use and more. Click the image or link above to have a listen, it’s just about 9 minutes long. Related posts: Interview with Ralph About Travel Photography on the A Fork on the Road Podcast   A Fork on the Road Podcast Interview    ... Travel and Adventure…
  • Announcing Our Newest Tour – Vietnam: North to South

    RalphVelasco
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:49 pm
        Vietnam: North to South with Ralph Velasco   November 29 – December 12, 2015   I’m really proud to announce our newest tour, Vietnam: North to South.  This is a trip that I really enjoyed scouting in December 2014.  I spent a lot of time photographing and experiencing the best of what Vietnam has to offer, but as usual, only including what I think the demographic of people who typically join my tours would enjoy.   Woman tending to her wares in Ha Noi, Vietnam.   We’ll start in the north, in the capital city of Ha Noi, a bustling city…
  • Photo Tips: Shoot Fast … 12 Seconds is All You Need

    RalphVelasco
    27 Dec 2014 | 4:46 pm
      Photo Tips: Shoot Fast … 12 Seconds is All You Need   Good travel photography is about being ready to capture moments as they happen.  Much of the time things are moving very quickly, and for the most part great subjects and interesting photo opportunities aren’t going to wait around for you to set up your camera, check the settings, adjust the lighting, pose your subject, etc., so being prepared is paramount. When I scout out a location in advance of a trip I’ll be leading is when I attempt to get the majority of my photography done, although I do let my…
 
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    Mike Moats

  • Learn To Create Macro Images That Don’t Suck Workshop

    Mike Moats
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:34 am
    Brand New Workshop Learn To Create Macro Images That Don’t Suck Workshop I’m excited to present this brand new workshop. Hope you can attend. Have you noticed how some photographers create one great image after another? What do they know that all the other photographers don’t? This is a different kind of workshop that is designed to teach you all about how to make successful images. See how images are captured from the start in the field, and then taken right through the all-important post processing steps.  We will analyze all the aspects of why images work and don’t work, and lots…
  • Mossy Stumps

    Mike Moats
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:21 am
    I always like to create some nice abstracts with these tiny stems that grow out of green moss on old decayed stumps in the woods. I used the Bi-Color Userdefined filter in Nik Software’s, Color Efex Pro 4. Shot with a wide open f/3.5 aperture for the shallow depth of field. Use the 180mm macro on this one. Share through social media, click links at bottom of this article. Website, Workshops and E-Books Macro Photo Conference 2015 click here Macro Courses Online Click Here You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com To save 15% on Topaz products click here Like my…
  • Black Backgrounds

    Mike Moats
    19 Apr 2015 | 3:24 am
    Occasionally I like to create a flower image with a black background, and my material of choice to do this is black fleece of some call it felt, which has a texture to it that helps to diffuse any glare or shiny spots.. You can get it at your local craft or fabric store. Don’t use smooth or silky fabrics as they tend to cause some glare.  Share through social media, click links at bottom of this article. Website, Workshops and E-Books Macro Photo Conference 2015 click here Macro Courses Online Click Here You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com To save 15% on…
  • Before and After

    Mike Moats
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:20 am
    Here is the Before right out of the camera. ____________________________________________________ And here is the After with Nik Software’s Detail Extractor applied. Share through social media, click links at bottom of this article. Website, Workshops and E-Books Macro Photo Conference 2015 click here Macro Courses Online Click Here You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com To save 15% on Topaz products click here Like my Facebook Page
  • Use Your Bike To Find Far Away Places To Shot

    Mike Moats
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:38 am
    I shoot in three different parks near my home and one park is very large and there are areas that I have never explored because of the distance it would take to walk there and back. With limited time in the field I can’t waste the time it would take to venture into these area on foot, as I would spend more time walking there and back then I would shooting. So it hit me one day, why not bike to these areas as there are trails that will get be into these back country areas, and my bike would get me there in no time. I don’t carry much in the way of camera equipment when I go out to…
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    Steve G. Bisig Photography

  • Lowland Winter Forest No. 10, Tiger Mountain, Washington, 2015

    Steve
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of the lowland winter forest at Tiger Mountain State Forest near Issaquah, Washington. This photo is one of a series of images from my nature photography project titled Lowland Winter Forest, Tiger Mountain State Forest, Washington, 2015 Purchase Print The post Lowland Winter Forest No. 10, Tiger Mountain, Washington, 2015 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Fishing Dock, Ellensburg, Washington, 2011

    Steve
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of a fishing dock reflecting into the misty waters of a lake near Ellensburg, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest black and white landscape photography series. Purchase Print The post Fishing Dock, Ellensburg, Washington, 2011 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Lichen & Moss, San Juan Island, Washington, 2013

    Steve
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A photograph of lichen and moss on a rock on San Juan Island, Washington. 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 Lichen & Moss, San Juan Island, Washington, 2013 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Westport Harbor No. 1, Washington, 2015

    Steve
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of the marina and harbor at Westport, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest black and white seascape photography series. Purchase Print The post Westport Harbor No. 1, Washington, 2015 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Rusty Iron Door, Fort Worden State Park, Washington, 2015

    Steve
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A photograph of a rusty iron door on an auxillary builing near the Point Wilson Lighthouse at the Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest Rural Photography series. Purchase Print The post Rusty Iron Door, Fort Worden State Park, Washington, 2015 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
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    Nature Photography - Olaf Bathke

  • Where have you been this winter? Probably #there!

    Olaf Bathke
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:25 am
    So many photographers have been to Lofoten this winter. A friend of mine was #there. He told me that he met a lot of landscape photographers #there, even popular ones from the US. I met them too although I wasn’t #there! They were not to be overseen on the internet: Short tweet here: “Hey folks I am on my way to Lofoten!” Quick shot there: “See this Instagram on my way to Reine!” And all that great shots on G+: #Lofoten It seems to me that you must have been #there to count yourself a serious landscape or travel photographer. Replace “there” with a trending hashtag on any…
  • nature365 – Jim Brandenburgs newest project

    Olaf Bathke
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:33 am
    My dear friend Jim Brandenburg has launched a new project. It is an “every day project” from the father of all photography and nature related “every day projects” (Chased by the Light is probably the first of that kind) http://nature365.tv If you want further information about his new project listen to this interview with Jim. If you are interested in Jims work at all you can listen to an interview I took 2011 when he was on a visit in Schleswig Holstein. You need big ears like an elephant to listen to this video because of the bad audio quality. But I guess it is…
  • What was? What will be?

    Olaf Bathke
    31 Dec 2014 | 3:47 am
    2014 was a busy year. Lots of things happened. I am feeling so free, never felt so free in my life! Most things aren’t interesting in terms of photography. I won’t share them with you. Except three things: I have grown a beard. I love it! Others love it! So it will stay for a while. I found out that I am not allergic to strawberries after 15 years of avoiding them. It is such a great feeling being able to eat the most delicious fruit in the world again. After a long time of not being able to move I am totally into exercise and sports now. I haven’t felt fitter than before and this…
  • Collecting glas at the beach

    Olaf Bathke
    5 May 2014 | 1:02 pm
    On my last trip to Denmark I discovered a new obsession. While walking at the beach searching for inspiring objects there is plenty of time to fill. Searching for old sanded glas can be so addictive. There is living a nice thought in it: Time, patience and creative thoughts are the ingredients to transform something hurtful into something really beautiful. You can do similar things in photography.   The post Collecting glas at the beach appeared first on Nature Photography - Olaf Bathke.
  • Everthing must change

    Olaf Bathke
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:40 am
    Everything must Change “…No one stays the same!.. For that’s the way of time… There are not many things in life You can be sure of… Except, rain comes from the clouds Sun light up the sky Hummingbirds do fly” Listen to the great interpretation from Nils Landgren (Nils Landgren – Everything Must Change) that provides comfort. Excuses It has been a while since I have published something on my blog. There has been many changes in the last year. I am not in the mood to write much about it. The last time I have published something personal was a family status…
 
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    PHOTO JOURNEY

  • Road journey from Dalhousie to Pathankot through scenic landscapes of 3 states of India

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:09 am
    Last month, I visited by Sister who recently moved to Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh. This was the time when heavy rains were happening and few days back snowfall had also happened in the state. This Photo Journey shares some of the captures from my ride from Dalhousie to Pathankot.The famous Dalhousie Public School was opening that day and there was huge jam because of lot of vehicles driving kids back to school. Luckily we got out of that jam timely and the journey started peacefully. Till Banikhet, we noticed some remains of snow and then there was no sign of snow, but it was still…
  • Life in Little Lhasa - by Parnashree Devi

    19 Apr 2015 | 1:11 am
    "Life in Little Lhasa" is a short Travel Film which gives you the glimpse of Tibetan lifestyle and also will take you to the breathtaking natural surroundings of this spectacular placeIt was last summer when I came across to this tiny, beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh which is popularly known as McLeodganj.McLeodganj is known for monasteries, Tibetan culture, mouth watering food, the majestic Dhauladhar range and spectacular Kangra valley. This place is also known for its holiness Dalai Lama’s residence. It’s often called as  “Little Lhasa”.Situated at the height of 2,082…
  • Creative Writing Workshop at Delhi Literature Festival - Post by Vibha Malhotra

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:49 pm
    For the past one week I have been really time-pressed for various reasons. I am helping out my previous employer, Dorling Kindersley (Penguin Random House), on a beautiful book as a Consulting Editor, and that takes up most of my day. Besides this there are several other tight deadlines that I am trying hard to meet. Unfortunately the Delhi Literature Festival happened to be organized during this week.I haven't been able to attend most of the sessions but was there for the Creative Writing Workshop conducted by Kulpreet Yadav, bestselling author of the thriller Catching the Departed,…
  • The house of my father's childhood

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    Few weeks back when I visited my parents in Himachal, I also planned to take a round of our village. This is the old house in middle of the village, where my dad has spent his childhood. Me and my sister have never stayed here, but used to come here during the day to play hide and seek with our cousins.Few years back another family bought this house from our grandfather and later they also moved to another location. No one lives in this house now. This house has one kitchen, a hall & 4 rooms. I am not sure how old this house is but it's definitely more than 60 years…
  • 'I prefer Monday in a long weekend instead of Friday' - A friend from Literature Studio's Writers Circle

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Last week, I also planned to attend Literature Studio's Writers' Circle and one of the writers told his short story wherein he mentioned that one of the characters in his story always wished to have Monday in his long weekend. After he finished the story, I asked about the reason and he gave me 2 -1. For that week, you will not be sad on Monday morning because you need not to go to office :)2. And the week after a monday would be of 4 days :)I know, if we apply our minds too much, this doesn't really make sense. But tell these reasons to someone who really feels sad on monday after a…
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    All About Images Blog

  • Wonka White

    Mark Mizen
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:53 am
    In case you missed the latest news, Pantone has announced a new color, Minion Yellow. Minion Yellow is based on the new upcoming Minions movie, scheduled for release on July 10. It is “an illuminating, energetic, friendly and fun-loving yellow shade that immediately calls out to you.” With Pantone’s inspiration, I would like to announce my new color for 2015. Drum roll, please. My new color is Wonka White. Wonka White is an off white with hints of mud and a touch of grass stain. It is a neutral color that is well suited for today’s environment. Wonka White is clean,…
  • The Invention of Photography

    Mark Mizen
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:44 am
    Who invented photography? The answer isn’t as clear as it might be, since a number of people developed photographic systems in the 1830s and 1840s. Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport’s Capturing the Light: The Birth of Photography, a True Story of Genius and Rivalry (2013) describes two early participants in the field, Louis Daguerre and Henry Fox Talbot, mentioning Nicéphore Niépce in passing. Daguerre was the first to describe a practical photographic system so I would give him credit, although technically Talbot may have actually been first, but he kept his work a secret.
  • Lifetouch to Embrace New Capture and Storage Media

    Mark Mizen
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:13 pm
    I received the following press release from Lifetouch today and would like to share it with my readers: April 1, 2015 Lifetouch to Embrace New Capture and Storage Media It is with great pride that we announce that we have signed an agreement with the Eastman Kodak Company to license a high–‐resolution capture device with a large 46mm sensor that also functions as a high–‐density archival storage medium to preserve our customers’ Memories For A Lifetime™. The state–‐of–‐the–‐art material, “File Image Longterm Media™,” will be used in the new…
  • Creative Memories to Embrace Healthy Eating

    Mark Mizen
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:55 am
    Creative Memories Corn, Brussels Sprout, Tomato, and Rutabaga Albums In support of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative to reduce childhood obesity, Creative Memories has announced that effective today all albums will be named after vegetables. “We want to encourage healthy eating, and what better way to do that than by selling only vegetable themed products,” said Creative Memories President, Mark Legume. As part of this new sales effort, the Ruby Album will become Tomato, the Moss Album will be Brussels Sprout, and the Yellow Album will be Corn. Sand Shimmer will…
  • Are you a camerist?

    Mark Mizen
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:13 pm
    From the Pembina Pioneer Express in 1898, we know that Alex Harris of Carlisle, North Dakota is a “camerist.” I like that word better than photographer. The Pioneer Express also asks, “…is there not someplace on earth where cameras do not go?” Their answer – “No, nary a place.” If only the Pioneer Express newspaper writers from 1898 could see today’s world with the ever present camera phone.  They would know how truly right they were. Information added April 1, 2015: Our camerist, Alex Harris was born in Canada in January 1866. He…
 
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    The ProShow Blog

  • ProShow Output: Flash Drives vs DVD Discs

    Amanda J
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Building slideshows is the hallmark of so many moments in our lives. One of the most important parts of the process is publishing the final product, and the most common medium is DVD. While DVD is a great option for output, there is an alternative you can use that provides high definition, allows you to get creative with your packaging, and makes it much easier to share slideshows – the flash drive. Imagine sharing your slideshow in high definition using a flash drive. Instead of burning a DVD you can publish a video file and copy it onto a flash drive to share with friends, family or…
  • Taking Your Passion for Nature Photography to the Next Level

    Photodex
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Today’s guest post comes from Roman M. Kurywczak, owner of Roman’ with Roman Photo Tours. As a successful owner of a small nature photography tour company, Roamin’ with Roman Photo Tours, I am often approached by other photographers asking me how they could turn their passion of nature photography into a successful business for themselves. If I had to choose one word, it would be passion. A close second would be dedication with sacrifice rounding out the top three. After all, I am a 12-year overnight success! Passion: The first question I always ask people is: How badly do…
  • Stunningly Life-Like Photos Featured in Curious Critters: Marine Book

    Amanda
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:37 am
    We teamed with photographer David FitzSimmons to create an outstanding video piece for the 3rd installment of his best-selling ‘Curious Critters‘ books series. With over 100,000 copies sold, David knows a thing or two about animal photography and his images have delighted children and adults across the world. Take a look at the video below created in ProShow for his brand new book Curious Critters: Marine. Curious Critters: Marine features some of North America’s most incredible marine animals through David’s award-winning photography. The amazing photographs depict 20…
  • Best ProShow FX for Sports and Action Slideshows

    Photodex
    8 Apr 2015 | 2:39 pm
    If you’re working on a sports slideshow, quick-paced, action-packed effects will make your show entertaining and exciting! Below is a round-up of some of the best ProShow FX to use for sports video slideshows. Best FX for Sports and Action Slideshows: Diagonal Edge The Diagonal Edge effect slices your image into several sections and wisps it across the screen. Perfect for action shots and keeping the momentum going. Available in Effects Pack 6. Kinetic Spread With Kinetic Spread, your image is flashed on the screen and spread from one side to the other with intensity. Available in…
  • Exposed: 10 Best Sites to Get Your Photography Noticed

    Amanda J
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Whether you’re starting out in your photography career or looking to get more exposure and work, check out this list of sites. 1. Photographer Central www.photographercentral.com Photographer Central is a beautiful and easy website built to acquire new clients and network locally. Streamline the process of offering your services as a photographer while showing your best photos at the same time! Their filters are a unique feature that allows clients to find you based on style, price, location, availability, photo studio services and promotions you may offer for a limited time. 2.
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    Mobile-Friendly Web Design Portfolio by StylePeterson

  • Web Design Portfolio Re-Design

    StylePeterson
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:49 pm
    A Web Design Portfolio Made Mobile Friendly I invite you to check out our latest web design project. This web design portfolio is our original website that has been online for close to eighteen years. It has seen a major redesign three times in that period. However, this fourth redesign was made necessary by the need to be mobile-friendly (meeting Google’s requirements in the process). We created a design that works fluidly on smartphones, iPhones and tablets, while remaining fully compatible with desktop computers. Click here to visit our newly upgraded Mobile Friendly Web Design…
  • Convey Emotion With Your Website Colors!

    StylePeterson
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:27 am
    Color gives life and emotion to websites when used artfully. Typically, we learn about complimentary and contrasting colors and the theory of the color wheel at some point in our formal education. However, a true artist, making a short tour of a botanical garden, realizes that these “laws of color” are broken in nature all the time, with very pleasing results. Indeed, those who are observant will find some of the most fascinating applications of unique color palettes in landscapes, and flora and fauna of all types. Our Creator is the Master of Design, and is certainly not limited by the…
  • Mobile Friendly – A Primer

    StylePeterson
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    What Is A Mobile-Friendly Website? A mobile-friendly website is one that displays legible, properly formatted, easy-to-navigate web pages on all mobile web devices such as smartphones, iPhones, iPads and tablets. A mobile-friendly website is developed with the needs and limitations of smartphones and iPhones addressed in a way that provides a pleasant viewing experience. This includes: Mobile friendly websites are legible and easy-to-read on tiny smartphone screens. The default text size is large enough to be read easily by most viewers. Backgrounds are free of distracting patterns and…
  • The Genius of Design

    StylePeterson
    14 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    Why Good Design Matters Design plays an essential role in every aspect of our lives. The BBC created a series of fascinating series on the history of design entitled “The Genius of Design.” It is a fascinating look at the role design plays in modern industry and culture. This five part series start with the video embedded below.   The post The Genius of Design appeared first on Mobile-Friendly Web Design Portfolio by StylePeterson.
  • 2015 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival

    StylePeterson
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:56 am
    The Annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival held annually in Essex County’s Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey, is to my eye one of the natural wonders of the New York City metro area. Hosting more than 4000 cherry blossom trees, this park becomes a spring season wonder that any photographer would not want to miss. The dates for the 2015 2015 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival are April 11, 2015 – April 22, 2015. Be there if you can!   The post 2015 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival appeared first on Mobile-Friendly Web Design Portfolio by StylePeterson.
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    Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family Photographer NYC, NY & NJ

  • Long Island Maternity Photographer | Long Island Baby Photographer | Yahina

    Diego Molina
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    Talk about beautiful expecting mommies! Yahina came to our studio all the way from Long Island, NY to have her maternity photos done. There is not doubt that when it comes to maternity photo ideas, Etsy is one of the best place to find the perfect outfit for your maternity pictures. Pregnancy portraits are all […] The post Long Island Maternity Photographer | Long Island Baby Photographer | Yahina appeared first on Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family Photographer NYC, NY & NJ.
  • Recently Engaged? Save 50% on Your Marriage Proposal

    Diego Molina
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    Budget Friendly Engagement Proposal Photo Shoot Promotion 1 Hour Engagement Photo Shoot with Outfit Changes and Digital Images from Diego Molina Photography (50% Off) 60-minutes on location photo shoot Personalized engagement photo album 5×7 (20 Pictures) CD with 20 digitals 30-minute studio viewing session Whether you’re in search of a wedding photographer or recently got […] The post Recently Engaged? Save 50% on Your Marriage Proposal appeared first on Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family Photographer NYC, NY & NJ.
  • ( Hoboken Maternity Photographer | Hoboben, NJ ) New Mommy

    Diego Molina
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Hoboken maternity photography & family portraits in Pier C Park, Hoboken. NJ. Our professional photography studio specializing in maternity, baby, family, and natural light newborn photography. The post ( Hoboken Maternity Photographer | Hoboben, NJ ) New Mommy appeared first on Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family Photographer NYC, NY & NJ.
  • 9-day-old Angel ( West New York Newborn Photography | West New York, NJ )

    Diego Molina
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Newborn & family photography in West New York, NJ. Everyone knows that newborn babies are just beautiful and this handsome young infant was no exception. With his adorable petite face and peaceful temperament, his photo session was just perfect. The post 9-day-old Angel ( West New York Newborn Photography | West New York, NJ ) appeared first on Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family Photographer NYC, NY & NJ.
  • Weehawken Children Photographer – Child Photo Session in Weehawken, NJ

    Diego Molina
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Weehawken Children Photographer, Child Photography session in Weehawken's Water Front Park. New Jersey Leading Photographer specializing in beautiful and timeless maternity, newborn, baby & family portraits. The post Weehawken Children Photographer – Child Photo Session in Weehawken, NJ appeared first on Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family Photographer NYC, NY & NJ.
 
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    Image Fusion Studio - Dallas professional photography

  • Shooting Savvy

    Dave
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    Recently,  I came across an image created by a pretty famous photographer that I really liked a lot. I liked it so much that I wanted to put my own spin on his concept and create something cool for the photoblog. The concept was simple enough a model on a dark background with a blindfold over eyes. I did not like the concept of the blindfold because it seemed to carry too much emotional baggage. So instead of that idea,  I decided to use a piece of lace. That conveyed me a whole different mood and feel. I really liked the way that concept was coming together. The next part of the…
  • Arkansas Personal Rights Protection Act

    Dave
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    Here we go. Of the rails again. I don’t normally take to this blog to write about wholly political issues. I have tried to make this blog and website in general really about great photography and help to give photographers, both professional and hobbyists some ideas and tips from my experience that will help them expand their understanding of this great field that I am privileged to be a part of. But now is the time that I feel as a professional photographer the need to really speak out in the strongest possible terms about something that a state government is attempting to hoist on…
  • MY Popular Images at 500PX.com

    Dave
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:52 pm
    500PX (Said as 500Pixels for the uninitiated) is a photosharing site rather like flickr that I belong to.  500px has an algorithm in place to allow recently uploaded photos of a high standard to be displayed at the forefront of the site. Views, likes and favorites all contribute to a photo’s rating or ‘Pulse’. The higher the Pulse the more likely it is to get to the “Popular” page and the higher the chance it has of being seen by other users. This is a great place to see other photographers work,  and to see that sometimes I can actually get to play on the…
  • Building Websites for Photographers

    Dave
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    One topic comes up all of the time is the question of websites for photographers and how the photographer goes about getting online. This is especially critical for new photographers trying to enter the business. Even veteran photographers are always looking for a way to build effective, engaging, and business enhancing websites. The answer always comes up in discussions about photographer websites is to contact one of the template site hosting companies that cater to photographers. There are many of them out there some are better than others but for the most part those sites, while making…
  • Comp cards are crucial for Models and Actors

    Dave
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    For Models and actors Comp Cards are the single most important piece of marketing material you should have.  Followed closely by professional business cards. A while ago I wrote an article entitled Photographers and their Business cards that has become,  for some,  the standard in  deciding how to approach business card design for photographers (as well as other artists).  Just as business cards are essential for photographers from a marketing AND creditability standpoint comp cards (zed cards) are as if not more important for models and actors because quite frankly, your first…
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    Scottish Wedding Photographer Alan Hutchison Photography

  • Weddings at Blair Castle – Emily and Richard

    Alan Hutchison
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:07 am
    Weddings at Blair Castle – Emily and Richard Weddings at Blair Castle are always something very special – it’s a venue that is draped in history and grandeur, so we were delighted last year to be invited by Emily and Richard to capture their wedding at this stunning historical Perthshire Wedding Venue. Blair Castle  is set in the deepest Perth countryside right at the foot of the Highlands.   It is steeped in history and is a “must visit” place if ever you are in that neck of the woods.  It is surely one of the best wedding venues in Scotland and as a Scottish…
  • Wedding of the Year 2014 Winners – Carrie and Nik

    Alan Hutchison
    14 Feb 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Wedding of the Year 2014 Winners – Carrie and Nik Wedding of the Year 2014 – Alan Hutchison Photography Well the votes are in and counted and we are delighted to announce that the Winners of our Wedding of the Year 2014 are Carrie and Nik Rankin! Carrie and Nik win a stunning 30” Acrylic Fine Art Frame of their favourite image from their wedding PLUS their choice of an Ebony+Ivory Portrait Shoot OR a Boudoir Photography Shoot with Morag and her Allure Boudoir Photography Team. From that shoot they will also receive a stunning 20” Acrylic Fine Art Frame of their favourite image…
  • Vote for our Wedding of the Year 2014 – Amazing Prizes to be Won!

    Alan Hutchison
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:34 am
    Vote for our Wedding of the Year 2014 – Amazing Prizes to be Won! VOTE FOR OUR WEDDING OF THE YEAR 2014 – £4500 of prizes to be won! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE WEDDING COUPLE OF 2014 AND ENTER OUR FREE PRIZE DRAW Alan Hutchison Photography is proud to present our Wedding Couples of 2014 – Now is the time to select who should win our “Wedding of the Year” award – Which Wedding has the most WOW? – Who rocked their wedding images? – Or quite simply Who threw the best party? THE TOP PRIZE - The Winning Wedding Couple will be named “Wedding of…
  • A Look Back at our 2014 Weddings with WOW

    Alan Hutchison
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:48 am
    A Look Back at our 2014 Weddings with WOW Happy New Year! Having just closed off the editing of our last wedding of 2014 I thought it was an appropriate time to highlight our favourite wedding photographs from the 2014 Wedding Season. 2014 was once again a busy year for us at Alan Hutchison Photography, but when we opened our new Photography studio back in 2013, we decided that going forward we would photograph no more than 40 weddings per year. In the end we ended up shooting 42 (although it was really 41 as one of them was a two-day wedding with two different ceremonies – one Hindu…
  • Linlithgow Palace Weddings don’t get any better than this!

    Morag
    6 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Linlithgow Palace Weddings don’t get any better than this! Linlithgow Palace Weddings are always very very special, but we believe Nadia and Gareth pulled off something exceptional for their wedding at this iconic Scottish wedding venue. So think back to August. Yep, I know that’s hard whilst you are perhaps just in from a cold November’s day in Scotland. Well it may seem ages ago, but this Summer was really quite warm by Scottish standards, and quite dry as well. So it was no surprise to be greeted with a glorious August day for Nadia and Gareth’s upcoming nuptials. But bear with us,…
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    LensRentals Blog

  • Infrared Photography: Imaging in a Different Light

    Sarah
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Creative Experimentation As a photographer with an art background and an employee of a company with endless gear options, I am always looking for something to give me a fresh perspective on image making.  On our recent trip to the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Conference+Expo (WPPI) in Las Vegas I took the opportunity to learn more about Infrared photography with the Sony A7s IR modified camera.   715nm IR modified Canon 5D Mark II + 17-40mm f/4 L, Kenny Malone, 2013 What is IR? For those of you who are not familiar with Infrared converted cameras, they are cameras…
  • Tearing Down the Sony 24-70 f/4 ZA OSS Vario Tessar

    Roger Cicala
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:42 am
    Those of you who read our teardowns know that we commonly are tearing down Canon or Nikon mount lenses. The reasons are pretty simple and it basically comes down to the fact that we have a lot more of those lenses. If we have a lot more it's less of a problem to take a couple out of stock for a teardown. Plus, we're more likely to be doing repairs on them in-house so we need to know the layout. Not to mention, since we spend most of our day inside those lenses, we know our way around them pretty well and don't look to stupid when we do a teardown. But people who shoot Sony, or Pentax, or…
  • Sony FE 35 Match-up: Is More, More?

    Sarah
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Time to trash the adapters? Sony has just released a new line of full frame FE lenses that will hopefully eliminate the need to use adapters with lenses from other systems.  We just received the  Sony FE 35mm F/1.4 ZA Distagon which has the largest aperture in the lineup and we couldn't wait to have a look at it. Will this replace the petite FE 35mm F/2.8 ZA Sonnar? Probably not for the photographer who enjoys fitting a camera/lens combo in her purse. For the low light lover, bokeh buff, and adapter averse? Let’s find out. Before I show you fair comparisons of each lens at F/2.8, here…
  • Just the Lenses: Sigma 24 f/1.4 Art Comparison

    Roger Cicala
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Most of you know I've been very impressed with Sigma's new Art lenses. Their 35mm f/1.4 Art I still think is the sharpest 35mm prime lens made. The 50mm f/1.4 Art is also superb. When I heard about the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art lens, I had some mixed emotions. I was excited that we might get a 24mm lens of similar quality to their 35mm. But the logical side of me thought that perhaps Sigma had bitten off a bit more than they could chew this time. Designing a wide-aperture 24mm lens is much more difficult than designing a fast 35mm lens. Even the best 24mm f/1.4 lenses (I consider the Canon 24mm…
  • Announcing C-4 Precision Optics

    Roger Cicala
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:59 am
    Or, What I Did Over Winter Slow Season Those of you who read my blog regularly know I'm not a huge fan of sameness. But new lens releases, lately, have tended to have a lot of sameness. Don't get me wrong, there have been some excellent lenses released; marked improvements and refinements have taken place. Other than (arguably) the Canon 11-24 f/4 lens, though, there haven't been a whole lot of exciting new designs that aren't like anything else on the market. Most of you also know that I'm friends and coworkers with Brian Caldwell (the man who designed the Coastal Optics 60mm Macro,…
 
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    Art Wolfe » Blog

  • Portland OMSI Planetarium Event & Composition Seminar April 25-26

    Art Wolfe
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    This month I am giving two exciting presentations at Portland’s Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). The April 25th event is sold out. However, there is still space in the April 26th Art of Composition Seminar. It is my master class where I show insights and techniques that will help your photographic eye and transform your photography.
  • April in Kyoto

    Art Wolfe
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Floating torii gates, cherry and azalea blossoms, ancient temples: the beauty of Kyoto in the springtime is unparalleled.
  • 2015 First Quarter Photos

    Art Wolfe
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    From Tanzania to Japan, Art has been there this year: geysers in Yellowstone, sea turtle hatchlings on Mnemba Island, voracious seals in Antarctica, exuberant revelers at Holi, and floating Shinto shrines in Japan.
  • Earth Is My Witness a finalist in the IBPA Benjamin Franklin awards!

    Art Wolfe
    7 Apr 2015 | 11:28 am
    We would like to congratulate Insight Editions on having seven titles selected as finalists in the prestigious IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards. Earth Is My Witness is a finalist in the Nature & Environment category. Winners will be announced April 10. Check out the press release, or see all the nominees here.
  • Pretty in Pink: Springtime in Japan

    Art Wolfe
    6 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    This group of photos represents a lot of 4:40am wake-ups in Japan in order to get the best atmospheric conditions as well as to avoid the tourists. Lots of foul weather as of late, which played nicely into our shoots. I especially like the Lotus stems!
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    Tim Stanley Photography

  • Chase Tower Observation Deck

    Tim Stanley
    12 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Not working downtown, I rarely have an opportunity to enjoy a view of downtown from other than street level. I recently learned about the Chase Tower’s observation deck on the 60th floor, with a great view of the western side of Houston. Since it’s only open during regular business hours on weekdays, it takes a […]The post Chase Tower Observation Deck appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • Yellow Iris

    Tim Stanley
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Continuing with my garden theme, this yellow iris was just down the fence from my roses. The yellow petals were so bright, I waited for a cloudy moment, so the details would show up better. This small iris is a pretty flower, but many times it can look wilty (is that really a word, wilty?) or can look […]The post Yellow Iris appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • Springtime Offerings

    Tim Stanley
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Springtime is a fun time for photographers, if you like flowers that is. I didn’t expect to, but I have acquired an appreciation for the simplicity of flower images.  For a few weeks, my backyard offers up a selection of roses and lilies that make good candidates for the camera. I have to hurry though. A […]The post Springtime Offerings appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • San Antonio Skyline Panorama

    Tim Stanley
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Standing on the Hays Street Bridge, you can see the entire length of the San Antonio skyline. It is not as condensed as some cities, but there is still a lot to see. This pano was taken from nine images, stitched together. The final image of this San Antonio pano is 16,000 pixels wide!The post San Antonio Skyline Panorama appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • Landry’s

    Tim Stanley
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    On a recent visit to Galveston, Texas, I spent much of my day in meetings, so I did not have much opportunity for exploring the area. The one evening we did go out, I traveled with a group, but took my camera anyway. Our one and only stop was Landry’s Seafood on the Galveston Seawall. The […]The post Landry’s appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
 
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    SIGMA Blog

  • One Month with the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Art lens

    Ryan Brown
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    In the last few weeks I have had the chance to travel with Sigma's 18-35mm F1.8 lens to New Jersey, Las Vegas and Chicago. The lens was put through the tests on a Canon 7D, 50D, and 60D. I was so intrigued by the lens that as a full-frame shooter, I went and found a cropped sensor camera just to use it. It was well worth it. The post One Month with the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Art lens appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • The Sigma dp3 Quattro – The first look!

    Ryan Brown
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:10 am
    The Sigma team was in Pasadena, California for the annual Professional Photographers of California for their Pro Photo Expo. The weather was great and the temperature was hot both outside and on the tradeshow floor in the 30-foot Sigma booth. The wonderful model Jennie was on-site for the 3-day show for photographers to try out any of the Sigma lenses or the Sigma dp Quattro cameras. The post The Sigma dp3 Quattro – The first look! appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • How to Photograph Your Dog #12 – Fast Dog, Fast Prime

    David FitzSimmons
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    We loaded Rowan in the Suby and headed down to Pleasant Hill Lake, which was swelling higher and higher with spring rain. A lakeside campground had become partially inundated with water—a great place to let our pooch swim. I dialed up my D800E to ISO 1600, which, in the late day sun, allowed me to shoot at f/8 at 1/2000 second. This gave me moderately strong depth-of-field and a shutter speed fast enough to stop Rowan running, splashing, and swimming as she retrieved sticks. The post How to Photograph Your Dog #12 – Fast Dog, Fast Prime appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • Made In Japan Part II with the Sigma 150-600mm Sports

    Robert O'Toole
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    The highlight of any winter time trip to Japan has to be the Japanese red-crowned crane which has the distinction of being not only the rarest crane in the world but also the largest and heaviest on average. The post Made In Japan Part II with the Sigma 150-600mm Sports appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • Made In Japan, Part I with the Sigma 150-600mm Sports

    Robert O'Toole
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Winter is my favorite time of the year to visit Japan and it's unique wildlife surrounded by unreal snow-covered landscapes. During my annual Japan wildlife tour we always spend a couple of days with the world famous snow monkeys at the volcanic hot springs in the Nagano area. The post Made In Japan, Part I with the Sigma 150-600mm Sports appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
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    SonyAlphaLab.com

  • Olympus vs Sony – Lab Testing, Low Light Focus, High ISO, and More…

    Jay
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:03 am
    In this article I’m going to focus on comparing the image quality and focus speed of the Olympus and Sony camera systems in low light lab conditions. This will show us how well each camera works in the lab environment which can be used very effectively! I’m working on getting the A6000 for a more […]
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Camera – Hands-On First Look and more….

    Jay
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:25 am
    The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera showed up from BHPhoto and I have some Hands-On first impressions that I wanted to share with you all. First off, the camera build quality and design is freaking awesome and Sony could learn so much! The Rear LCD screen is far superior […]
  • Sony Camera Reviews – What Are We Really Looking At?

    Jay
    2 Apr 2015 | 4:08 pm
    This photography game we are all playing has been changing faster than my boy Jase’s diapers as of late! We have Sony re-leasing the  A7 II, which is clearly the best bang for the buck full frame camera system on the market today. The Sony A6000 is the one of the most capable APS-C cameras […]
  • So Whats Up?? News, Reviews, Firmware, Deals, and Rumors…

    Jay
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    So it’s been pretty slow here on the main SonyAlphaLab.com website, but the forum has really been kicking some tail with killer photos and many other topics relating to photography. As far as new Sony gear reviews are concerned, I will be getting the four new full frame e-mount lenses that were just announced ASAP. […]
  • Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens Review using Sony A7r

    Jay
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Hi everybody and welcome to SonyAlphaLab In this Carl Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens review I will go over everything you need know using my full frame Sony Alpha A7r in both the lab and real world of course… I also put together a high quality video review which you can see just below, […]
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    Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

  • Fotobug - Episode 128 - The ABCs of B&W

    fotobug
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    This has been a busy couple of weeks - the first annual Tampa Bay Photo Shootout is now history and we have some behind the scenes video and an interview with Jillian from Tamron! In recent news, the Colorado legislature has introduced a new bill that, if signed into law, will prevent law enforcement officers from interfering with citizens who are photographing or recording police activity while Texas wants to penalize photographers who  film or photograph police within 15 feet of an incident. Lensbaby has introduced a new portrait lens that produces a velvety image. In UAV news, DJI has…
  • Fotobug - Episode 127 - Iceland 2015

    fotobug
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    Spring is finally here and Fred and Jim head out to the local state park at Honeymoon Island to tape the most recent podcast!  In recent news, instant film company Impossible has released a Generation 2.0 film called B&W 2.0 and claims it is sharper and clearer than previous versions, a Poloroid camera repair company has just introduced its own instant camera called the Mint, Amazon just announced a new cloud storage service for photographers that allows unlimited storage for $12 a year, GoPro just stopped their daily “Everything we Make” give away and have been awarded a grant for a…
  • Fotobug - Episode 126 - Introduction to UAVs

    fotobug
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    Welcome to podcast number 126.  In recent news, World Press Photo has stripped Giovanni Troilo of his prize for indicating the winning photo was taken elsewhere than indicated, a team at Harvard School of Engineering has developed a method for making flat lenses that could dramatically reduce the size and weight of camera lenses in the future, a new platform called Defrozo has launched on Kickstarter offering photographers online services needed to market and run a photography business, and the developers behind Facetune have created a new app called Enlight, a general purpose image editor…
  • Fotobug - Episode 125 - Jim Sykes

    fotobug
    9 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    Welcome to The Fotobug Podcast number 125 featuring Tampa based photographer, Jim Sykes. In recent news, the Lytro CEO announced that the company has raised $50 million in funding and plan to make a strategic into video and virtual reality.  Jim and Fred discuss the ‘viral’ blue and black dress (or is it orange and white?) that was posted on Facebook.  Also, Haje Jan Kamps announced that the Kickstarter project for the Ada device has been cancelled due to higher than expected manufacturing costs.  The current software and PCB circuit board information will be released as open source on…
  • Fotobug - Episode 124 - Vanelli!

    fotobug
    21 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    Fred and Jim welcome Vanelli to cohost podcast number 124. In recent news, Nikon has recently shown off the new D810a which is a special version of the D810 modified for astrophotography, Canon is showing off a prototype ultra high-resolution 120MP CMOS sensor, Rumor are circulating about the next GoPro.  In addition, are we headed for a “Digital Dark Age”? Internet pioneer Vint Cerf believes so.  In addition, a small Florida-based photo editing tool business called Seasalt & Co. is causing some big controversy after announcing an upcoming Photoshop Action pack that many…
 
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    Feature Shoot

  • Feature Shoot Recommends: Top 10 Photo Events and Happenings in New York (Apr. 20-26)

    Ellyn Kail
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Man & Woman #20, 1960, © Eikoh Hosoe, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery EXHIBITION: Eikoh Hosoe, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 41 East 57 Street, Suite 1406, March 19 – May 2, 2015 Howard Greenberg Gallery presents this small but potent collection of silver gelatin prints by Japanese photographer Eikoh Hosoe, renowned for his charged and evocative images that explore the human psyche, the body, and intimate relationships. EXHIBITION: Fred W. McDarrah: The Artist’s World, Steven Kasher Gallery, 515 West 26th Street, April 24 – June 6, 2015 Steven Kasher Gallery presents this…
  • Call for Submissions: Photos of Redheads

    Ellyn Kail
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    © Maura McEvoy / Offset Since ancient times, redheads have elicited polarizing emotions, being both exalted and vilified through centuries of folklore and mythology. Homer’s heroic Achilles is rumored to have had red hair, as was King David of the Bible’s old Testament, but along with these blessed figures, so too have the traitorous Judas Iscariot and the repentant Mary Magdalene been adorned with flaming locks. The mythos and intrigue surrounding the redhead extends well into modern culture, with the widely circulated if false rumor that redheads are an endangered species whose…
  • Whimsical Architecture Constructed by Designer Matthias Jung

    Kayla Chobotiuk
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    German designer Matthais Jung has always been fascinated by the endless potential of collage art, inspired by his father who worked in his photo lab with scissors and glue, creating new possibilities out of old photographs. Today, Jung has adopted this tactile process into his own work. For his series Surreal Architecture, he created fairy tale-like structures by combining and reimagining his photographs. Every image was photographed by Jung, often during trips to northeastern Germany. His latest trip took him to the Ruhr region where he came across abandoned steel mills. He then gets to work…
  • Photos Capture the Keystone XL Pipeline Protest Movement in America’s Heartland

    Ellyn Kail
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Framed by the door of a tipi, Leota Eastman-Iron Cloud watches her kite float in the air at the Oyate Wahancanka Woecun camp outside of Ideal, South Dakota. Translated into english, the camp’s name means “Shielding the People” in the Lakota language. The place was installed to protest the Keystone XL pipeline and for prayer. The pipeline is proposed to cross the Rosebud Reservation at this location. A row of feed bunks leading along the driveway to Rosemary Kilmurry’s house. The pipeline is proposed to cross several sections of the Kilmurry property including this…
  • Feature Shoot Recommends: Top 10 Photo Events and Happenings in London (Apr. 20-26)

    Ellyn Kail
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:10 am
    Michelle Stuart, Drawing on Space, 2011 © Michelle Stuart 2015. Courtesy Parafin, London EXHIBITION: Michelle Stuart: Trace Memory: Selected Works 1969–2015, Parafin, 18 Woodstock Street, 27 March – 09 May 2015 Prolific artist Michelle Stuart showcases this collection of new photograph-based artworks. For this body of work, she created a series of grids that incorporate images she took during her worldwide journeys with those gathered from various archives to examine the ways which we as travelers interact with and shape landscapes and sites ranging from Machu Picchu and Polynesia to…
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    Storyteller

  • What gear and where to sit to capture theater productions

    Stanley Leary
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
    Nikon D750, Sigma 120-300mm ƒ/2.8 DG OS HSM | S, Sigma TC-2001 2x, ISO 12800, ƒ/5.6, 1/200 If you were on the front row of the theater you would not see this photo. The reason is simple. The actor... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • What is an environmental portrait and what it is not

    Stanley Leary
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:18 am
    An environmental portrait is not something that has to be setup and formal. Here I captured Philip Newberry who had lost both legs and arms to spinal meningitis.  Little Philip just jumped up on the... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Photographers be like farmers in the Springtime–Prepare the fields

    Stanley Leary
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    Fuji X-E2, Fuji XF 18-55mm, ISO 1000, ƒ/4.5, 1/500 This is a time you can drive around your neighborhood and see a major difference in lawn care. This photo shows just the difference between... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Capturing a "Moment" helps to build a brand

    Stanley Leary
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    Nikon D3S, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 560, ƒ/5.3, 1/80 I was covering a meeting where Dan Cathy the president of Chick-fil-A was talking about Daddy Daughter Date Night events. He... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Great Photography Implores Yin-Yang of ...

    Stanley Leary
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:17 am
    Photography requires one to understand yin-yang. Wikipedia definition of Yin-Yang In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (also, yin-yang or yin yang) describes how apparently opposite or contrary... Just snippet go to article for more.
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    ED VEROSKY

  • Portable Three-Point Lighting Setup for Less Than $500

    Ed Verosky
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:29 am
    If you'd like to get the look of professional three-point lighting without breaking the bank, here's a setup that might work for you.  Unless you've got a big budget, you probably can't justify paying upwards of $5k on a three-point lighting setup.  And although there are some great budget studio lighting alternatives, you're still looking... Read more » The post Portable Three-Point Lighting Setup for Less Than $500 appeared first on ED VEROSKY.
  • Mamiya RZ67 Pro II

    Ed Verosky
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:21 pm
    In Episode #5 of Flirting with Film: "Mamiya RZ67 Pro II," I offer an overview of the Mamiya RZ67 Pro II medium format SLR camera. The Mamiya RZ67 Pro II is a medium format single lens reflex camera produced in the mid 1990's. It's part of a modular system, and features interchangeable lenses and viewfinders,... Read more » The post Mamiya RZ67 Pro II appeared first on ED VEROSKY.
  • Bounce Flash: Off-Camera Flash for a Giant Softbox Effect

    Ed Verosky
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:04 pm
    One great way to get big, soft, even light for your portraits is by reflecting the light from a small source off of a larger surface.  This is a popular technique when using a camera-mounted flash, but I like to use it with off-camera flash units, too. This shot was taken in a medium-sized room... Read more » The post Bounce Flash: Off-Camera Flash for a Giant Softbox Effect appeared first on ED VEROSKY.
  • Lightroom Presets for Creative Options

    Ed Verosky
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:08 am
    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a great all-around tool for importing, organizing, processing, and outputting your images. Lightroom’s Develop module allows you to make changes and add effects to an image without altering the original image file. And, an effect you apply to one image, can be copied over instantly to an entire group of images... Read more » The post Lightroom Presets for Creative Options appeared first on ED VEROSKY.
  • Yongnuo YN560 IV For Off-Camera Flash

    Ed Verosky
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Yongnuo (H.K. Yong Nuo Photographic Equipment Co., Ltd.) is a Chinese interest that has been steadily making inroads into the high-end external flash market long dominated by Canon and Nikon. Yongnuo produces flash and flash triggering/syncing units that are compatible with Canon and Nikon E-TTL/II and i-TTL as well as non-TTL models. Certainly, the goal... Read more » The post Yongnuo YN560 IV For Off-Camera Flash appeared first on ED VEROSKY.
 
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    PhotographySILO.com

  • Hot off the Press – Airport International LE Classic rolling camera bag was named “best photo bag”

    Lawrence
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:31 pm
    The folks at Think Tank Photo have done it again with another accolade for one of their bags. It appears that the Airport International (TM) LE Classic which is a limited edition bag in celebration of the founding of Think Tank Photo 10 years ago in a garage was named by the Technical Image Press […] The post Hot off the Press – Airport International LE Classic rolling camera bag was named “best photo bag” appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Hot off the Press – Sigma Corporation Announces Pricing and Availability of New 24mm 1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

    Lawrence
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Sigma Corporation of America has done it again by releasing more an more lenses us photographer will soon devour and add to our arsenal of lenses. This time around Sigma announces the pricing and availability of the New 24MM 1.4 DG HSM Art Lens as detailed in the official press release below: Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000149 EndHTML:0000011468 […] The post Hot off the Press – Sigma Corporation Announces Pricing and Availability of New 24mm 1.4 DG HSM Art Lens appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Lightsphere® Collapsible™ Snoot with PowerGrid

    Lawrence
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:17 pm
    FIRST IMPRESSIONS: I love collapsible. The lightsphere collapsible snoot means smaller form factor during transport and storage The small form factor of the collapsed snoot is a huge feature for strobist that do not want to bring too much lighting modifiers on location.   The lightsphere collapsible snoot is made well and seem to provide […] The post Lightsphere® Collapsible™ Snoot with PowerGrid appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Lowepro Flipside Sport 20L AW

    Lawrence
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Hiking anyone? Well that is what it looks like if you have the Lowepro Flipside Sport 20L AW. Yes,  this bag is beautifully disguised to deceive non-photographers to think the Lowepro Flipside Sport 200L AW is merely a hiking backup but in actuality it is a means to secretly transport your invaluable camera […] The post Lowepro Flipside Sport 20L AW appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER INTERVIEW – Tauran Woo

    Lawrence
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:42 pm
    “I was very reasonably priced for my skill level and was able to book about 22 weddings the following year, and 40+ the year after that.” PHOTOGRAPHYSILO.COM: In your early years of high school, were you involved in the yearbook ? What sparked your interest in photography? TAURAN WOO:  Actually, when I was in high […] The post WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER INTERVIEW – Tauran Woo appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
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    Photographic Blog

  • 5 Best Digital Underwater Cameras

    Photographicblog
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:22 am
    Most people often chose to leave their digital cameras at home when heading off to the beach or snorkelling, fearing it may become damaged if it gets wet.Underwater cameras not only ensure you won’t damage the equipment, but that you can take some great snaps of your underwater experience.You will therefore never miss a photographic moment of your child learning to swim, can capture amazing coral reef shots or you can simply take a stunning snapshot in the rain. The options really are endless with a waterproof digital camera. How We Selected the 5 Best Underwater Cameras We have…
  • A Journey to Find the Best Cameras under 500 Dollars!

    Photographicblog
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:18 am
    Shopping for the best camera under 500 dollars is not an easy job, there are so many cool choices and features that picking a right choice which caters all your needs and fits well within your budget can sometimes be a very daunting task. It’s an undeniable reality that commodities are getting cheaper these days as technology advances is opening the door to versatile products, creating tons of features and benefits for digital cameras and technology in general. Nowadays, you can buy an excellent digital camera under 500 and at this price range, you can get a good digital SLR, a mirrorless…
  • Best Digital Cameras Under $100: The 2015 Guide

    Photographicblog
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:23 am
    Top Digital Cameras Under $100 Due to the massive changes in technology today, you can buy a digital camera under $100 that has amazing quality. Quality of these compact cameras has been on the rise while the prices have been dropping. Brands trying to be competitive continuously add features making these cameras a bargain at pocket friendly prices When looking for the best cameras under $100 these are the ones that made the cut. Sony W800/B   This is the number one bestseller digital camera at the Amazon store and with reason too. It shoots 20.1 MP clear pictures. It’s amazing what…
  • Best Bridge Camera Reviews Guide 2015

    Tony
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    Best Bridge Cameras 2015 On a previous post I looked at some of the best compact cameras on the market, today I’ll take a look at some of the best bridge cameras around. Panasonic Lumix FZ200 [easyazon-image align=”center” asin=”B008MB6ZX0″ locale=”us” height=”500″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41PPlwPb6zL.jpg” width=”500″] The FZ200 is my choice for the best bridge camera. It has a 12MP MOS sensor, a x24  Leica developed optical zoom up 25mm to 600mm (equivalent) that’s f/2.8 across the entire…
  • How to Choose the Best Camera for Photography

    Photographicblog
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    Introduction to the Best Photography Cameras Before we get to our camera suggestions, let’s talk a little about what goes into the decision making process. For the scope of this article we are focusing on choosing the best cameras for photography and are not concerned with video features or any other special functionality. When choosing a new camera, the two biggest considerations are usually; Photography Type Budget By “Photography Type” I mean the category or genre of photography you will be shooting. This will usually be labeled as something like portraits, candid,…
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    The Photo Argus

  • Specialize In: Sports Photography

    Bill Jones
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Racing cars, diving swimmers, and sliding baseball players can all qualify as subjects for the sports photographer. This means that someone who wants to specialize in this area of work is going to need to be doubly specialized, or be sure that they have the skills to record such a variety of subject matter. The post Specialize In: Sports Photography appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • 32 Beautiful Examples of One Color Dominate Photography

    Bill Jones
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Here are the results from our last challenge, “One Color”. A big thanks for the photographers that submitted, we had an awesome pool of images to chose from. Make sure and let us know... The post 32 Beautiful Examples of One Color Dominate Photography appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • Field of Dreams – 30 Amazing Photographs to Leave You Inspired

    Bill Jones
    7 Apr 2015 | 11:39 pm
    A beautiful meadow or rolling field is truly a special thing. Bathed in the new day sun or the rich evening light, fields can be a very compelling subject for your next photo expedition. The post Field of Dreams – 30 Amazing Photographs to Leave You Inspired appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • 9 Powerful Photo Composition Tips

    Bill Jones
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:54 pm
    Cooph has done it again with a powerful presentation on the fundamentals of photo composition. They are presented in a very compelling, easy to understand way that is both informative and very inspirational. I guarantee you will be dying to grab your camera after watching! The post 9 Powerful Photo Composition Tips appeared first on The Photo Argus.
 
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    See You Behind the Lens...

  • Ultimate Guide to Creating Visually Appealing Content [Infographic]

    Richard Stinson
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Why is visually appealing content so important? Our answer would be that the social media engagement, backlinks, and increased views keep our website continually higher ranked on search engine as well as increased overall readership. Key pieces to keeping the website (and our business) running.Want to learn how to create more visually appealing content? Then check out this great infographic put together by the folks over at QuickSprout.Courtesy of: Quick SproutJoin us on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ , Twitter, or sneak a peek at our photography on Dakota Visions Photography, LLC. Until next…
  • New! Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 Update Available Today

    Richard Stinson
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:35 pm
    For a list of the technical details and new feature list, see below:Browse EnhancementsPersistent Thumbnail Cache: Stores thumbnails are previews on disk so that when you go back to folder a second time it loads much faster. You can control the size and location in the preferences.Improved Detail View: Our goal was to reduce or eliminate seeing pixelated previews in Detail View. It now generates a larger preview up front so you will see less pixelated previews. It also reads ahead and behind so that when you move between images there is no pixelation. It also continues to process thumbnails…
  • Quote of the Day: A Mind Stretched...

    Richard Stinson
    12 Apr 2015 | 2:32 pm
    A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions.-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.Join us on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ , Twitter, or sneak a peek at our photography on Dakota Visions Photography, LLC. Until next time, we'll see you behind the lens...Subscribe to See You Behind the Lens...by Richard S - Dakota Visions Photography, LLC© 2011-14 Dakota Visions Photography, LLC - All rights reserved.
  • Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 - Coming Soon!

    Richard Stinson
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Not yet, but just around the corner (in around two weeks), Perfect Photo Suite 9.5, an updated version to Perfect Photo Suite 9 will be available for owners to download – FOR FREE. So, how will we notify Suite 9 owners once it’s posted? We will do the following:Email registered users the day 9.5 is posted to our siteAuto update feature built into the app will prompt you to download the update once it’s postedYou can also get it here at any time after the post dateIncluded in this latest update are many significant performance and feature improvements.Key Enhancements in Perfect Photo…
  • Quote of the Day: People Aren't Against You...

    Richard Stinson
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Quote of the Day for March 29, 2015People aren't against you; they are for themselves.  < Click to Tweet This Quote >Join us on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ , Twitter, or sneak a peek at our photography on Dakota Visions Photography, LLC. Until next time, we'll see you behind the lens... Subscribe to See You Behind the Lens...by Richard S - Dakota Visions Photography, LLC© 2011-14 Dakota Visions Photography, LLC - All rights reserved.