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  • Frame.io Just Got REALLY Interesting

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    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    It’s not that Frame.io‘s filmmakers’ collaboration website wasn’t interesting before – it’s just that they’ve clearly been doing a LOT of work since the initial release, and their community has grown very, very quickly. Try a Final Cut Pro X extension which makes it as simple to output selected clips from a timeline as DaVinci Resolve 12, and 50,000+ users from 120 countries now online. There have been other improvements too, notably around permissions and privacy. It’s a slick web site, and Final Cut Pro Companion is a slick app. To learn more, visit www.frame.io. Hugh…
  • The Sony A7R II Is NOT the Camera that I Need

    Photography Bay
    Eric Reagan
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Every time a new, awesome camera is released, I start thinking of all the reasons I need it. Canon 5Ds? Check. Blackmagic URSA Mini? Check. Sony A7R II? Double check. I mean, the A7R II does about everything I could possibility want in a camera today. But it has one major limiting factor… Me. I see amazeballs photos captured with the A7R II or insane 4K video and I’m like, “boom, that’s what I need.” And yet, this is really all about GAS (gear acquisition syndrome). I love cameras, lenses and accessories. Heck, I’ve got a whole blog where I write pretty…
  • Sony A7R II: Night Shooting (Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV-VIS-IR APO Macro)

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    diglloyd, Inc.
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:10 pm
    News/Blog Sunday, August 30, 2015 Search: Coastal 60mm, Sony A7R Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV-VIS-IR APO macro Get the Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV-VIS-IR APO MACRO from Jenoptik (please mention diglloyd.com). Read more
  • 5 Incredible Birding Photos to Fire Up Your Creative Muse

    PhotographyTalk.com
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Of all the wildlife on our planet, birds may be the most varied and colorful, which makes them extremely fun to photograph. They're also one of the most challenging subjects, so when you capture one just right, it's an unforgettable experience. With that in mind, here are 5 awesome birding shots to help spark your creativity for the weekend. Enjoy! Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) ©“kajornyot” (Success Tip #1:Crazy new way to learn photography when you have little time to spare Northern Cardinal ©“bookguy” Great Tits ©"GlobalP" Osprey ©“sdbower” (Success Tip #2:The secret to…
  • Dirty Girl Mud Run 2015

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    Brent Pennington
    17 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Looking back a month or so, to when the leaves were just starting to come out, and Mandy and Amanda made their annual trek through the Dirty Girl Mud Run. For those who may not be familiar, the DGMR is a 5k race that supports cancer research.  Unlike most 5ks, however, this one is for […]
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  • This Guy Taped a Superman Action Figure to a Drone

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaela/'>Michael Archambault</a>
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:16 pm
    The latest Superman movie Man of Steel had an estimated budget of $225 million. Camera drone owner and retoucher Barry Craig’s latest Superman short film cost quite a bit less. For a bit of fun, Craig attached a superman action figure to a DJI Phantom 3 drone and took it for a spin over Victoria Park in London. Turn up your speakers to hear a bit of the official Superman soundtrack and enjoy thirty seconds of pure joy. Maybe this will hold us over until DC Universe releases the next feature film. (via Barry Craig via Gizmodo)
  • Idea: Use a Car as a DIY Smoke Machine Outdoors

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    While shooting a recent series titled American Made, Los Angeles-based lifestyle and advertising photographer Caleb Kuhl needed a dusty scene, so he had someone drive an SUV around to serve as a DIY smoke machine. Above is a 2-minute behind-the-scenes video of the shoot. Every time the car zoomed by and kicked up a cloud of dust, Kuhl and his models would quickly run into it to shoot some shots before it dissipated. Here are some of the dusty photos that resulted: You can find the rest of the series here, and more of Kuhl’s work on his website. (via Caleb Kuhl via ISO 1200) Image…
  • McDonald’s Apologizes for Stealing Man’s Viral Burrito Engagement Photo Idea

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Back in July, writer David Sikorski and photographer Kristina Bakrevski gained quite a bit of attention online after publishing engagement photos of Sikorski and his one true love: the burrito. The idea was so popular and unusual that McDonald’s decided to steal it for a new advertising campaign. AdWeek reports that the new ads promoted a $2.50 double cheeseburger combo deal, and were strikingly similar to the photos created by Sikorski and Bakrevski. Here are some side-by-side comparisons of the original series and the new advertisements: Original photo by Kristina Bakrevski…
  • 7 Things I Learned from My Portfolio Review

    Alex Turner
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:39 am
    Last weekend I went to the small city of Ballarat in Australia for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. I took a portfolio of prints of my most recent project with me in the hope I would get some nudges in the right direction. I also took part in a one-day workshop led by the very experienced and inspirational Stephen Dupont. While it’s still fresh in my mind, here is what I learned from the experience. #1: Learn to embrace the deflated feeling you get from being criticized Of course it’s constructive criticism but it’s not going to make you feel good like gushing praise will.
  • On Feeling Inadequate as a Photographer

    Neil Ta
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:44 am
    My life is pretty good. I live in one of the coolest cities in the world (Toronto), I have a lot of close friends, good family, an amazing girlfriend who loves me, and I’m beginning to think my photography business is sustainable after almost five years of hard work. I’m happier now than I have been for most of my life. But here’s the reality: I am just a blue collar photographer. I hustle my ass off to take photographs for people. If I don’t take photos, I don’t make money, I can’t pay my rent, and I end up homeless and get forced into a job as a fake pan-handling monk. I will…
 
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  • Photos of the Week: 8/22-8/28 (35 photos)

    28 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    Hikers on a moonlit night in Mexico, Homer Simpson calls for calm at a protest in Chile, Kumbh Mela in India, a massive ball pit in Washington, D.C., Usain Bolt taken down by a Segway in China, a squirrel monkey riding a capybara in Japan, a conference of Furry enthusiasts in Germany, and much more. The shock wave of a T-38C supersonic jet flying over the Mojave Desert in California is seen in an undated NASA schlieren image released on August 25, 2015. Researchers used NASA-developed image processing software to remove the desert background, then combined and averaged multiple frames to…
  • Syria’s Children (35 photos)

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:54 am
    Four and a half years of violent conflict have destroyed entire regions of Syria. Neighborhoods have been smashed by shelling and government barrel bombs, and towns have been seized by rebels and ISIS militants, then retaken by government troops, killing hundreds of thousands and injuring even more. The United Nations now estimates that more than 4 million Syrians have become refugees, forced to flee to neighboring countries or Europe. Caught in the middle of all this horror are the children of Syria, relying on parents who have lost control of their own lives and are now being forced to make…
  • 20 Years Ago This Week: A Look Back at 1995 (35 photos)

    26 Aug 2015 | 11:11 am
    Twenty years ago this week, Microsoft launched its Windows 95 operating system, which would go on to sell tens of millions of copies in its first year alone. At that same time, the 1995 World Aerobic Championships were taking place in San Diego, Michael Jackson participated in his first “online chat,” T.V. news was covering the O.J. Simpson trial, a 19-year-old Tiger Woods won the U.S. Amateur Championship, Moscow opened its fifth McDonald’s restaurant, and a lot of other events were happening. Collected here are news images from the last week in August, 1995, 20 years ago…
  • New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina (28 photos)

    25 Aug 2015 | 10:49 am
    A decade ago, Hurricane Katrina triggered floods that inundated New Orleans. More than 1,800 people were killed as storm waters overwhelmed levees and broke through flood walls on August 29, 2005. Today, much of the city appears to have found its rhythm again, although some neighborhoods, such as the Lower Ninth Ward, remain works in progress. A number of photographers recently returned to the area to document the way things look today, including Reuters photographer Carlos Barria, who covered the disaster in 2005. Barria visited many of the same locations he originally photographed in order…
  • Lebanon’s #YouStink Anti-Government Protests (30 photos)

    24 Aug 2015 | 10:50 am
    Over the weekend, anti-government protests in Beirut, Lebanon, turned violent for two nights, as demonstrators clashed with riot police near government offices. Organizers of the #YouStink campaign expressed frustration with the violent protesters, blaming “infiltrators” for the escalation of a peaceful demonstration. The #YouStink protesters are angry with the Lebanese government, accusing it of weakness and ineffectiveness during a time of need—citing the current crisis over uncollected garbage as a symbol of governmental failures. Dozens of police and citizens were hurt…
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    Big Picture

  • 10 years after Hurricane Katrina

    27 Aug 2015 | 4:17 pm
    President Obama visited New Orleans today to mark progress the city has made before the upcoming anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged the Gulf Coast 10 years ago. The category 3 storm packed 125-mile-per-hour winds, killed some 2,000 people, caused massive flooding, and was the costliest natural disaster to hit the United States. (Big Picture 2010 post ) -- By Lloyd YoungReuters photographer Carlos Barria holds a print of a photograph he took in 2005, as he matches it up at the same location 10 years later in New Orleans, La., on Aug. 17,. The print shows a woman arriving with her…
  • Track and Field World Championships 2015

    26 Aug 2015 | 2:25 am
    Elite athletes are competing at the IAAF World Athletics Championships being held in Beijing this week. Nearly 2,000 competitors from 207 countries are participating in the International Association of Athletics event -- primarily at the same stadium which hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics. -- By Lloyd YoungBrazil's Fernanda Martins competes in the qualifying round of the women's discus throw event at the IAAF World Championships at the Bird's Nest National Stadium in Beijing on Aug. 24. (Antonin Thuillier/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Ferguson one year later

    25 Aug 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Demonstrators have returned to Ferguson, Mo., over the past few days to mark the first anniversary of the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Close to 100 people have been arrested since the protests started on Sunday in the St. Louis area. Included in this post are a selection of images by Reuters photographer Adrees Latif, who returned to Ferguson to gather the thoughts of people since the shooting last year. -- By Lloyd YoungMichael Brown Sr., and others pray at a memorial near the Canfield Green apartments on Aug. 8 where his son was shot dead police officer a year ago.
  • Perseid meteor shower

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:49 am
    With a new moon this week, sky gazers got the chance to be amazed by the nighttime show put on by the oldest meteor shower observed by humans. For more than 2,000 years, when fragments of the Swift-Tuttle comet pass through Earth’s atmosphere, meteors appear each August near the constellation Perseus. -- By Lloyd YoungA long exposure image showing a meteor streaking across the night sky over the ruins of the early Byzantine Christian basilica 'Red Church', dating to the late 4th and 5th century near the town of Perushtitsa some 120 km from Sofia, Bulgaria, Aug. 13. The meteor display, known…
  • Cooling off

    25 Aug 2015 | 2:15 am
    It’s summertime, and people and animals everywhere are looking for ways to escape the heat. From backyard fun to huge theme parks, photographers around the world captured this seasonal pastime. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelA swimmer cools off in a waterfall at the Rolling Hills Water Park in Ypsilanti, Mich., Aug. 5. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)
 
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    Digital Photography Review

  • Readers' Showcase: Tony Eckersley

    30 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    You may remember DPR reader Tony Eckersley by his impressive photo of the Las Vegas skyline featured recently. From the Pacific coast to the American Southwest, Tony spends his weekends in National Parks photographing desert vistas and rocky coastlines. Find out more about him and take a look at some of his work. Read more
  • Week in Review: Two by two

    29 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Around here it was a week of 'twos' - Olympus debuted the second generation of its OM-D E-M10 camera, Canon introduced version two of its popular 35mm F1.4L lens, and we published our thoughts on shooting with Sony's RX10 II. We'll sum it all up for you just in case you missed any of the action this week. Read more
  • Fujifilm firmware updates add Windows 10 support to 7 cameras

    28 Aug 2015 | 11:49 am
    Fujifilm has released firmware updates for seven of its X-series cameras, providing them with support for Microsoft's Windows 10. Read more
  • Astropad Mini turns your iPhone into a graphics tablet

    28 Aug 2015 | 11:06 am
    The makers of the Astropad iPad app have launched a version for the iPhone, aptly called Astropad Mini. Like the iPad version, the new app allows you to use your Apple device as a graphics tablet when working with imaging applications such as Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom using Astropad's LIQUID technology for communication with the Mac. Read more
  • The new Canon 35mm F1.4L II will be a thing of beauty

    28 Aug 2015 | 7:44 am
    Canon recently announced an update to the wildly popular 35mm F1.4L lens, originally released in 1998 and undoubtedly designed back in the day for film. The original was always a favorite of our technical editor Rishi Sanyal, so join him as he takes a stroll down memory lane and recounts his favorite aspects of that lens, and what he looks forward to in the update. Read more
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    Steve Huff Photos

  • A year with film – Leica, Contax, Nikon, and Hasselblad By Adam Laws

    Steve Huff
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:34 am
    A year with film – Leica, Contax, Nikon, and Hasselblad By Adam Laws I hope your well and have a cup of tea close by, it’s pretty miserable here in London. It’s been awhile since my last submission and I thought I would write to you about my year of analogue photography with a Leica, ..READ MORE..
  • Quick Shot : Leica M6 By Carmen Cuevas

    Brandon Huff
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:16 am
    Quick Shot : Leica M6 By Carmen Cuevas Hi Steve, I have been checking your site for a while now,it is a great source of inspiration and information about gear…Thanks! I’m sending you a picture that I took in 2004 in New York,N.Y. My husband and I were walking down the street, me looking for pictures, him ..READ MORE..
  • Daily Inspiration #862 By Vadim

    Brandon Huff
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Hello Steve, These pictures were taken in munich in the english garden where river surfing is very popular. All pictures were taken with the fantastic Ricoh GR. www.vadim-photo.com vadimkretschmer.blogspot.com Cheers from munich. Vadim
  • QUICK SHOT: Leica M9 and 35 By Simon Morris

    Brandon Huff
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    QUICK SHOT: Leica M9 and 35 By Simon Morris (This is QUICK SHOT! Where YOU GUYS can share one of your favorite shots. One of your best. Only one. If you want to submit to QUICK SHOT, just email me at stevehuff1@me.com with the shot, what you used to take it and a brief explanation of ..READ MORE..
  • A Manual Approach to Wedding Photography by Joao Medeiros

    Steve Huff
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:50 am
    A Manual Approach to Wedding Photography by Joao Medeiros I’m not comfortable writing. Images, particularly photography are what drives me. Since very young Art was part of my life, I went from painting and waiting to be an architect to abandon everything for a life in the theatre, just to pursue a career in Jazz ..READ MORE..
 
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    ShootTokyo

  • Analog Sunday

    Dave
    23 Aug 2015 | 5:49 am
    I woke up this morning wanting to buy some new photography equipment.  I’m not sure why.  Perhaps it was because my friend John Hall Blog let me try his Leica Q on Friday night.    That is a pretty amazing camera.  I checked availability but nothing is available for the next 3 months.   Then I thought what about getting a lens for my Sony A7s.   I window shopped online for a little while.   Then I decided what I really needed was a change for pace with my photography not new gear.  I grabbed my Hasselblad and a few rolls of film and headed into downtown Jiyugaoka. I needed to…
  • Staying Balanced

    Dave
    15 Aug 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Another busy week in Tokyo.  I am working really hard to keep everything in my life balanced.  It easy to get really busy or focused on one thing and have something else end up falling over.   For the past few weeks I felt like I have been able to maintain a very good balance on my busy work schedule which I typically measure by making sure I balance my calendar for maximum efficiency, maintaining an empty inbox and a fair short list of action items I am actively working.   It is a lot harder than it sounds.  I also try to make sure I am current on national and international news,…
  • Sell Your Soul

    Dave
    8 Aug 2015 | 6:56 am
    Another busy week in my life.  I think I am finally finding a good balance of my work schedule, Japanese study, photography and family (at least this week).  I hope I can continue to balance this and maybe find a little more time for exercise.  I have been watching what I eat the past few months and was able to drop down from 86 kilos (190 lbs) to 81 kilos (178 lbs).  My target weight has been 82 so this is pretty good but I would still like to lose a bit more.   I’m not sure what my new target should be but maybe 78 kilos. Today’s Configuration: Leica M Monochrom with a…
  • Reinstated

    Dave
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am
    I have had a lot going on lately.  Wow it’s been almost a month!   I think this was the longest I haven’t posted on ShootTokyo but life sometimes goes that way.  I have been super busy with some family things that needed my attention.  It just wasn’t possible to focus on both and needed to give this a break.  I have a few photography outing planned so looking for another post towards the end of the weekend or this coming weekend.  I got a nice review of my ShootTokyo Book at WinkBooks.   I got notified via an email this morning and it was a pleasant surprise. I get…
  • Clearing my head

    Dave
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:15 am
    I have been getting home super late at night for the past week.  Last night I wanted to go for a walk and clear my head after getting home.   I was also really hungry so I went in search of something to eat. I haven’t really given my new Summilux 50mm a good workout so I figured I could kill a few birds with one stone.  I forgot how nice it is to walk around a quite area late at night and shoot some photos.  It is a habit I used to have that I really want to get back into.    I forgot how therapeutic it can be. I am in search of the world’s great photo.   I am looking to…
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    PhotographyTalk.com

  • 5 Incredible Birding Photos to Fire Up Your Creative Muse

    28 Aug 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Of all the wildlife on our planet, birds may be the most varied and colorful, which makes them extremely fun to photograph. They're also one of the most challenging subjects, so when you capture one just right, it's an unforgettable experience. With that in mind, here are 5 awesome birding shots to help spark your creativity for the weekend. Enjoy! Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) ©“kajornyot” (Success Tip #1:Crazy new way to learn photography when you have little time to spare Northern Cardinal ©“bookguy” Great Tits ©"GlobalP" Osprey ©“sdbower” (Success Tip #2:The secret to…
  • 4 Cardinal Rules of Travel Photography

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:33 am
    Being a full-time travel photographer is the dream career of many newcomers and a reality for a select few pros. Don't let that statement discourage you; “a select few” is meant to be a relative term. With tens of thousands of photographers out there snapping photos of the places they visit, even a small percentage means that there are many photographers making at least part of their income with their travel photos. The really good news is that there's still plenty of demand for great travel photos, so there's room for you, too! Getting those great travel shots is going to be the first…
  • Shutter Dragging for Time Lapse Videos

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:22 am
    There's a term you may have heard photographers casually drop when they're taking about how they achieved a certain effect: “dragging the shutter”. It's not a name for a complicated technique; it simply refers to using a slower shutter speed than a scene requires to achieve a specific outcome, normally to blur a portion of the scene. This term and the technique also apply to shooting image sequences for time lapse presentations, to create more natural-looking transitions between frames. The concept of shutter dragging for time lapse videos is a simple one. Using a slower shutter speed…
  • How to Avoid Flicker in Your Time-Lapse Videos

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:54 am
    One of the most common and annoying problems with time lapse videos is flicker: that strobe-like effect that makes your video look like a motion picture from the early 1900's. It's caused by sudden shifts in brightness between frames and solving the problem can be complicated. Since there are several factors that can affect exposure, no single solution works for every situation. Let's look at a few possible approaches to avoiding flicker and a few things to know about each one: Fixed Manual Exposure The most obvious approach to maintaining constant exposure settings is to lock them in…
  • Working the Subject

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:41 am
    Let's say you're a beginner asking an experimented photographer for advice. You're about to go on a trip to a very interesting destination, and you want to make sure you come home with some killer shots. Most photographers are going to tell you to shoot in manual mode, or to get close to the subject, which are both very good pieces of advice that I also recommend. But if I were to give you only one recommendation, it would have to do with working the subject. (Success Tip #1: Take portraits of people anywhere and turn them into profits What does that mean exactly? Let's start with what…
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    Advancing Your Photography

  • Illuminate with AYP – Nightscapes: A Dash Of Red

    tyler
    14 Aug 2015 | 10:14 am
    Lighting at night We are so excited about this new series… Nightscapes Illuminate With AYP! All about photography and video at NIGHT! In this video we show you how gels can dramatically change the mood of your photos.  We documented our whole photo shoot, from beginning to end; also revealing the equipment we used! Let us know what you think! The post Illuminate with AYP – Nightscapes: A Dash Of Red appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • AYP Photo Contest Winner Week 4!

    tyler
    13 Aug 2015 | 10:19 am
    Photo by Armin Poell The AYP Contest winner for week 4 was Armin Poell with Cherry. Check out our new weeks guidelines!   The post AYP Photo Contest Winner Week 4! appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • How to Visualize A Photograph; Ep. 2, Photography in the Art of Life

    tyler
    10 Aug 2015 | 9:56 am
      How to Visualize A Photograph Marc Silber tells how to advance your photography focusing on the VISUALIZATION stage. He answers a previous question from a viewer, and gives you some simple steps you can follow right now to advance your photography with visualization. Be sure to also see Ansel Adams on Visualization from Marc The post How to Visualize A Photograph; Ep. 2, Photography in the Art of Life appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • AYP Photo Contest Winner Week 3!

    tyler
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:15 am
      Photo by Jérôme Milac The AYP Photo Contest Winner for week 3 was Jerome Milac with Time and Waves. Check out the new contest theme here!   The post AYP Photo Contest Winner Week 3! appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • DIY Fig Rig DSLR stabilizer

    tyler
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:45 am
        DIY Fig Rig Follow along with us in our newest video to learn how to make a Fig Rig out of PVC Pipe. This will help enhance your shots by providing stabilization! The post DIY Fig Rig DSLR stabilizer appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
 
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    Stuck in Customs

  • One of the Nicer Places that I’ve Been Treated Rudely At

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    We’ll come in here for the Venice Photo Adventure too We may have too many people to go in here all at once, but we’ll go in with groups of four… shuttle in and out! They’ll be a bit confused, but I’ll keep the rest of the group outside busy too with other secret missions! Daily Photo – One of the Nicer Places that I’ve Been Treated Rudely At This is the Hotel Danieli, which is absolutely lovely, as you can see. They were really nice about me taking photos around with my tripod, which was great. I was here with my friend Rene, and we were keen to get up on the rooftop…
  • A Cloudy Queenstown Morning

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Thank You Again For all the people that come out to our Photo Workshops, I really want to thank you for not only trying so hard, but being so open and ready to learn… some of the kindest, most open-hearted people come on these things. I think that’s a surprising thing to so many attendees — the other participants and how they quickly become close after only a few days! Daily Photo – A Cloudy Queenstown Morning We went out with our group from the New Zealand Fall Photo Adventure to see a sunrise, but instead got clouds. Not so bad, I say! I like a good set of blue moody clouds in…
  • Getting All Sweaty in Thailand

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Finding Secret Spots! Here’s a video of how I used Stuck on Earth (a free app) to find this place below. Daily Photo – Getting All Sweaty in Thailand I lost about five pounds in water weight during this shoot! It happened to be an extremely hot day, but I was still in the mood for taking photos. This spot was actually very close to where I was staying in Bang Saray, so it didn’t take too long to get here… I used the extra time to take photos and get more sweaty! Getting All Sweaty in Thailand Tweet m Photo Information Date Taken CameraILCE-7R Camera MakeSony Exposure Time1/200…
  • In the Danger Zone with the Cape Buffalo

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Down in the Weeds I love getting low to take these shots, but the only way I was able to get this one was from the water while on a boat. Normally, I’m up in a vehicle, which makes this sort of thing very difficult! Daily Photo – In the Danger Zone with the Cape Buffalo These are the meanest of all the animals and the ones that the guides fear the most! I did not know that before I went… but when my guide got scared, I got scared. In the Danger Zone with the Cape Buffalo Tweet m Photo Information Date Taken CameraILCE-6000 Camera MakeSony Exposure Time1/2500 Aperture4 ISO500 Focal…
  • Driving Around The Hills

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    More Max Patte work If you’re ever in Wellington, be sure to visit Weta Studios and take a tour. It’s absolutely unbelievable and you can see some of his incredible work he did for all the Weta movies. Daily Photo – Driving Around The Hills Here’s another one of Max Patte’s sculptures that you see when driving around The Hills golf course. I must say that I spend more time taking photos on the golf course than playing golf! Sometimes I just go get a golf cart and don’t even put on my clubs… I’m sure people just think I am nutty! Driving Around The Hills Tweet m Photo…
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  • PASS’ing the Test! [IP 138]

    Darin Mellor
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Darin sits down with Nick & Brian to answer questions from listeners of the podcast ranging from beginner to advanced. Nick & Darin get nerdy while Brian attempts to keep them grounded.   The three tackle the benefits of online galleries & replacing the sky in Photoshop. What’s in this episode: Nick helps Joseph Land with focus stacking tips & tricks. Nick & Brian assist Paul Bickley with mixing flash & ambient light at parties. Suggestions for…
  • Windows 10 and Lr/Ps – 2 Key Issues

    Jeff Harmon
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. There are 2 key issues that have been encountered running Lightroom and Photoshop on Windows 10 photographers need to know about.Microsoft unleashed Windows 10 on the world the last week of July in 2015.  As of the end of August 2015 the new operating system has been installed on 75 million PCs throughout the world, putting it on pace to be one of the most successful launches of Windows in history.  Although off to a great start, at this point my advice for photographers is to…
  • Photo Taco – Focal Length Explained

    Jeff Harmon
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:33 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jeff Harmon does his best to explain focal length The post Photo Taco – Focal Length Explained appeared first on Improve Photography.
  • Getting Published [PS 24]

    Darin Mellor
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:08 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Erica sits down with Nick & Darin to host an insightful interview with Lexi Vornberg.  Lexi is the founder of Lemonade & Lenses and Belle Luminere, which are two stunning online & print publications.  Lexi gives us the inside scoop on getting your work published! What’s in this episode: Lexi dives into her publications & lets us know what they are all about. How to get the publishing ball rolling. Identifying when your work is ready or worthy of being…
  • 17 Ways to Make Better Selfies with the iPhone

    Jennie Harless
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:05 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Check out 17 essential tips on how to make better selfies with the iPhone!These days, selfies are everywhere. They populate the feeds of every social media platform around — from Facebook to Instagram to Twitter. Some people are self-confessed selfie addicts, while others have never taken a single selfie. Perhaps, you’re in the latter group: You’ve never snapped a selfie before, but you’re considering giving it a try. Or you’ve snapped a few selfies with your…
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    TWIP

  • Street Focus 49 – Q&A and Street Challenge

    Valerie
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:08 am
    In this episode of Street Focus, my guest co-host and I answer questions about the number of keepers, how to start a street photography group and what is our preferred f/stop on the street. The post Street Focus 49 – Q&A and Street Challenge appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP 426 – APS-C or APS See Ya!

    Bruce
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:22 am
    This week, is Sony gearing up to take on Canon & Nikon by focusing on their full-frame mirrorless cameras? Plus Canon announces a camera that can see in the dark and Fuji goes infrared. The post TWiP 426 – APS-C or APS See Ya! appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TheFIX 028: Frequency Separation in Photoshop with David Biedny

    Jan
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:13 am
    Dive deep into Photoshop to see what frequency separation does under the hood, with David Biedny-author of the very first Photoshop book. The post TheFIX 028: Frequency Separation in Photoshop with David Biedny appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP Family 014: Sarah Wilkerson on Capturing the Moment

    Jenny
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:19 am
    This week, we hear from Sarah Wilkerson on capturing the moment. Sarah is a mother to four kids and the CEO of Clickin Moms. Sarah became interested in photography at the same time many of us do: when her first child was born. For Sarah, the reason for taking the photos was not only to remember moments as her son was growing. Her husband was deployed to Iraq just ten days after her son was born. In this interview we talk about where her photography has taken her since then and how she chooses the moments she wants to photograph. The post TWiP Family 014: Sarah Wilkerson on Capturing the…
  • Sony a7R mk II

    Doug
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:13 am
    The Sony a7R mk II is already being heralded by many as Camera of the Year. While most camera “sequels” add a new feature or two, Sony has put their best-of-everything technologies into the successor to the a7R. Is it the ultimate do-anything camera? At 42MP it’s competing with the new Canon 5DS for high-resolution. […] The post Sony a7R mk II appeared first on This Week in Photo.
 
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • LTD.RUN makes printing large format photos as simple as drag-and-drop

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Meet LTD.RUN, a new website and accompanying service that will custom print posters of your photograph with a simple drag-and-drop of your image. Following the ‘do one thing well’ mentality, LTD.RUN makes buying a large-format print as easy as possible. Simply go to the site, choose your aspect ratio (and whether you want a frame) by cycling through a handful of options, drag your image onto the browser and check out. Creator Sam Margalit says the best quality comes when uploading JPEG or PNG images up to 50MB in size. Photos are printed with an Epson... (read more)
  • Could this be the ultimate lens carrying solution?

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:45 pm
    If you’re looking for a new way to keep your lenses nearby when you’re out shooting, Peak Design’s newest products might be just what you’re looking for. In collaboration with their ongoing Kickstarter campaign for ‘The Everyday Messenger’ camera bag, Peak Design has announced the CaptureLENS and Lens Kit, two new products they deem to be ‘the best camera lens carry and quick-change system ever made.’ Launching exclusively on Kickstarter, like almost all of Peak Design’s other products, these two new devices use Peak Design’s clever…
  • Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens Review: A fast, affordable, high quality prime for your Sony A7 series camera

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
        Back in March, Sony expanded their FE lens lineup with four new models, including the very compact, budget-friendly FE 28mm f/2.0 prime lens. Sitting slighly wider than their earlier FE 35mm f/2.8 Zeiss-branded prime, this 28mm lens remains similarly small and lightweight, while ringing up at a hefty price discount compared to the 35/2.8. The small size makes it a great option for a carry-everywhere, walkaround lens, plus the 28mm focal length is a great option for landscape and travel photography. With the bright f/2.0 aperture,... (read more)
  • Canon patent details flexible, stretchable LCD screen with pivoting grip

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:28 am
    A new patent from Canon shows off the groundwork for a flexible LCD display that can be adjusted to give you more screen real estate when you need it. According to the patent, originally filed in February 2014, an LCD screen on the back of a DSLR or mirrorless camera would be able to be made larger or smaller through the use of a rotating grip, which would show less or more of a flexible LCD (or LED) screen. The patent’s wording and diagrams are a bit ambiguous, but from what we can tell, the rotating grip, which appears to have buttons built-in, would be... (read more)
  • Panasonic FZ300 First Shots posted: Let the long zoom image quality comparisons begin!

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:40 pm
        The Panasonic FZ200 has been a vastly popular camera on our site for many years now, and for good reason. This was the first all-in-one long zoom camera to sport a bright constant (f/2.8) aperture across the focal length range, therefore drawing the interest of long zoom fans and wildlife shooters craving both faster shutter speeds as well as shallower depths of field for their work. The successor in the form of the Panasonic FZ300 is now here, sporting the same generously long and bright 25-600mm eq. f/2.8 lens, but getting a... (read more)
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    The Passionate Photographer

  • Street Photography Workshop NYC October 8-13, 2015

    Steve Simon
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    The Passionate Street Photographer: New York City. An Intensive & Transformational Shooting Experience In The Street Photography Capital Of The World  with Steve Simon Join award-winning street photographer Steve Simon for an unforgettable week of living and breathing photography in one of the world’s most visual cities, New York. This intimate six-day masterclass (limited to ten students) will take you on a visual treasure hunt to some of the most interesting and exciting locations in the Big Apple. We will explore the vibrant, visually rich places and neighborhoods New York is…
  • The Passionate Photographer: Paranoid About Back-Ups

    Steve Simon
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:05 am
    There has never been a better time than now to be a photographer. The tools and technology at our fingertips let us shoot amazing quality images with few limits. Having great images is the goal, but keeping them— safeguarding them for the future is also a top priority for me. I am paranoid when it comes to maintaining my photographic archive. I travel more than 100 days a year and it is crucial that the images I create on the road come back with me, safe and sound. Depending on the length  of my assignment,  I take a variety of  LaCie  drives. I have chosen LaCie after a couple of years…
  • Photos Of The Day – Happy July 4 Weekend…

    Steve Simon
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    I love a good parade, and in the United States you might have a hard time finding a better one than on this day. Over the years I have loved covering the July 4 festivities. There is such a joy and family time mixed in with the pride of patriotism. I hope you are having a great July 4 Weekend!
  • One Spot Opened Up! The Passionate Street Photographer: Havana – An Intensive & Transformational Shooting Experience with Steve Simon & Juan Carlos Ocana November 19-25, 2015

    Steve Simon
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:28 am
    Watch for another Cuba workshop in 2016 to be announced soon. If you are interested in the last spot for Cuba in November email me. Join award-winning street photographer Steve Simon and Cuban photographer and guide Juan Carlos Ocana for an unforgettable week of living and breathing photography in beautiful Havana, Cuba. This intimate six-day masterclass (limited to 10 students) will take you to some of the most picturesque, interesting and exciting locations on and off the beaten path in Havana and beyond. Everything will be taken care of for you so we can concentrate on making amazing…
  • The Passionate Street Photographer Workshop: Student Work June 2015 Edition

    Steve Simon
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:59 pm
    View From The Loft by Jennifer Clark, June 2015 Street Workshop   The June Street Photography Workshop turned out to be a fun and amazing week with a lot of highlights, including the Mermaid Parade at Coney Island. The talented group of passionate photographers really captured the magic in the streets of New York City. Take a look for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments section. Can’t wait for the next NYC Street Workshop in October.      
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    Strobist

  • 11 Aug 2015 | 2:25 pm

    11 Aug 2015 | 2:25 pm
    You are currently in blog view. Click here to revert to knowledge bank view.QA: Shooting Events Without TTL FlashReader Christopher Wharton has a flash-camera combo that will not work in TTL mode, so how he can shoot run-and-gun events?Long forgotten in the age of TTL, this post explains how to use your flash's "automatic" mode.Read full postKinda Genius: The LP742 LightSwitchSee that? That's the high water mark to date for my dual-purpose creativity with a speedlight case. Being padded, I use it as a thermos for my station-purchased beverage when home-bound from New York City on the…
  • QA: How to Shoot Events Without TTL Flash

    11 Aug 2015 | 9:47 am
    Technology is great. But it can also make us its slave. For instance, TTL flash is pretty good at solving lighting problems on the run. (See, McNally? I'm open-minded...) But those problems existed long before we had TTL flash—or TTL exposure metering, for that matter.And yet, we solved them on a regular basis. Even without feedback on the backs of our cameras. Or autofocus. While walking five miles to school barefoot in the snow. Uphill. Both ways.Read more »
  • Kinda Genius: The LP742 LightSwitch

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    See that? That's the high water mark to date for my dual-purpose creativity with a speedlight case. Being padded, I use it as a thermos for my station-purchased beverage when home-bound from New York City on the train.(Works totally ace, BTW.)But that bar just got seriously upped today by the LumoPro LP742 "LightSwitch" speedlight case. Read more »
  • On Assignment: The Light You Don't See

    11 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
    This photo is 100% flash, 0% ambient. But it almost looks like the reverse. And for this portrait of soprano Robin Steitz, a timeless available-light look was what we were going for.But when you are working with flash (a single speedlight) and controlling your light (a scrounged "fill blanket" from the couch) you can keep the best of both worlds of strobe and ambient. Read more »
  • GPP Pop-Up Seattle: Why Go, and What to Expect

    18 Jun 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Several folks have asked for more specifics on the Seattle GPP Pop-Up. So here's the long version.Gulf Photo Plus is widely regarded as one of the best photo weeks... well, anywhere. And deservedly so. Every year, people attend from dozens of countries all over the world.The problem is that GPP is held in Dubai, which is an awful long way for most westerners to travel.But each year Gulf Photo Plus holds a Pop-Up event somewhere other than Dubai. In 2013 they were in London, and in 2014 it was Singapore. This year, for the first time, a GPP Pop-Up is being held in the US. It's scheduled for…
 
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    The Luminous Landscape

  • Windows or Mirrors

    Rafael Rojas
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Some time ago I attended an exhibition at the Hermitage Museum of Lausanne, Switzerland.  Under the enticing title of “Windows”, a great number of paintings from artists like Matisse, Rothko and Magritte among others entranced visitors with the symbolic and metaphorical meanings of windows in the arts. In painting after painting, windows appeared in many [Read More] The post Windows or Mirrors appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • Silo City Again – Challenging Yourself To See Different

    Kevin Raber
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:07 am
      I can’t get enough of Silo City.  I made my second visit to this amazing place back in May of this year and previously in June of 2014.  My visits and a full weekend of photography was arranged by Mark Maio and Visual Archeology.  My previous article on Silo City can be found here. [Read More] The post Silo City Again – Challenging Yourself To See Different appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • Leica S(007) First Impressions Review

    Michael Reichmann
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:09 am
    A New S Takes Center Stage Unveiled at Photokina 2014 in September of that year, Leica S(007) availability was announced almost a year later, on August 25, 2015. That’s a long gestation period. This is the third generation Leica S, joining the S2 of 2009 and the just plan S of 2012 – now called [Read More] The post Leica S(007) First Impressions Review appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • Sony A7RII Review and Hands On Report

    Michael Reichmann
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:51 am
      Sony’s Industry Challenger The Sony A7RII was announced in June and started shipping world-wide in early August, 2015. The product’s highlights are likely well known by now, even though shipments have just started. But, at the risk of repetition, here are the main points again… – 35 mm full-frame back-illuminated 42.4-Megapixel CMOS sensor – [Read More] The post Sony A7RII Review and Hands On Report appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • Zeiss Batis 85mm and Batis 25mm Lens Review for the Sony E Mount Cameras

    Kevin Raber
    18 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Every now and then a camera comes along that gets everyone excited.  This summer it is the Sony A7r II.  There are numerous reasons to be thrilled about this new camera and we will cover these in an upcoming review real soon.  What’s really exciting is the large number of lenses this platform is capable [Read More] The post Zeiss Batis 85mm and Batis 25mm Lens Review for the Sony E Mount Cameras appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
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    The Online Photographer

  • Open Mike: Pots of Gold

    Michael Johnston
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:43 am
    I've been writing about photography since 1988, when Fred Picker goaded me into writing an article on spec by telling me I was a punk and couldn't possibly get an article published in a magazine. (That first article was accepted, as were several hundred after that.) That, and subsequent editing and online jobs and activities, have put me in an unusual position. I became a sort of host, discussion leader, clearinghouse, observer of the scene, and pundit rolled into one. As such, I've been aware of various leitmotifs over the years, low-level but persistent themes that run like…
  • 'Like Musical Instruments,' Portraits of Poets

    Carl Weese
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:01 am
    Reviewed by Carl Weese This hefty softcover book—228 pages of text and pictures at traditional letter-size—is really two things at once: a collection of 83 portraits by photographer John Sarsgard, and an anthology of contemporary American poetry edited by Larry Fagin. For the poems, the selection emphasizes diversity, not favoring any one style or camp. There are young and old, famous writers and relative unknowns. With the better known contributors, an effort was made to select some of their lesser known work, so even readers up to date on the poetry world will find some surprises. I was…
  • There Will Be More Photographs Taken This Year...

    Michael Johnston
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    ...Than in the entire history of photographing on sensitized substrates (i.e., film and plates). That's the conclusion reached by blogger Benedict Evans, who works for Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley that invests in technology companies. He writes about "what's going on and what will happen next." In a post that he notes is an exercise in "how one can try to reach approximate estimates in the absence of solid data," he concludes that "at least two trillion photos will be shared this year, and possibly three trillion or more.
  • When Was Your Home Built? (OT, Sort Of)

    Michael Johnston
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    [Note: I'm afraid this post is directed mainly at my fellow Americans. What can I say? It's where I live.... Ed.] I have a great interest in houses. It's the kind of architecture I like and also a kind of sightseeing I like to do. (If you do too, I can recommend a very useful little book called A Field Guide to American Houses: The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America's Domestic Architecture by Virginia Savage McAlester). (And as a point of curiosity, here's her own home, if you're interested.) As with trees and birds and fonts, I have…
  • Random Excellence: Paul Heartfield

    Michael Johnston
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    Johnny Rotten by Paul Heartfield A beautifully done portrait that stopped me in my tracks and made me meditate on youth culture, the generations, my generation, music, image, attitude, and aging and the passage of time. Paul Heartfield is a photographer and former magazine publisher based in Bloomsbury in central London, mainly known for portraits of musicians and politicians. Johnny Rotten (John Lydon) of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. is now 60 and a U.S. citizen. I don't know much about Paul H., but I'd think if a person could make a decent living photographing and also do…
 
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    Nikonians News

  • A Landscape Shooting Experience: Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:23 am
    It is the turn for J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) to take us into his personal experienced approach path to successful landscape photography in this Shooting Experience - Landscape Series. From spot selection, tripod positioning through focal length choices, to composition, actual shooting and then to post-processing. Read article >>
  • Academy adds Czech Republic photo adventure

    25 Aug 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has just added a new travel workshop to the Czech Republic and Prague. The trip is scheduled for October 9–16, 2016 and is designed to coincide with fall colors that will provide a stunning backdrop to the castles, mountains, and forests of Bohemia.
  • Nikonians Fundraising Campaign 2015 begins

    16 Aug 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Based on the success of last year's fundraising campaign, our founders have announced a new venture for 2015. If you check our fundraising home page you will see the familiar thermometer, once again hovering at zero mark, with a goal of $100,000 (USD). Since the campaign launch (almost immediately) $2,000 has already been donated.
  • Congratulations June Contest Winners

    4 Aug 2015 | 9:57 am
    Nikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the June contests. Congratulations to our winners! The June highlights include a tie in the Landscape category and one member taking top honors in two separate categories.
  • Perspective Control Tilt/Shift Lenses

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:38 am
    There are a lot of different lens types out there: prime, zoom, wide angle, telephoto, macro and others. Another type of lens is tilt/shift (TS), which Nikon calls “Perspective Control” (PC). These lenses are not as generally well known, but they do a lot of different and interesting things that may appeal to you. In this article, we’ll be discussing tilt/shift lenses, what they do, which to get and why you might want one. Read article >>
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    Photofocus

  • I love photography – and travel. You could say I travel to take photographs and take photographs to travel. – Rick Sammon

    photofocusadmin
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:30 pm
    I love photography – and travel. You could say I travel to take photographs and take photographs to travel. Rick SammonFiled under: Inspiration Tagged: Rick Sammon
  • For The Sake Of Your Sanity, Say NO

    photofocusadmin
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    Recently, a portrait photographer I know shared in an online group that he had been approached by an acquaintance who wanted him to shoot their upcoming wedding. After giving it careful thought, he eventually came to the firm decision to turn the potential client down because, not only was it was outside of his target genre, but he had no interest whatsoever in breaking into the wedding photography. He thoughtfully shared online that he “would not be seen as a good portrait photographer, but a bad wedding photographer.” Simply put, it would have done more harm than good for his business…
  • What Size to Scan a Photo? Think in Pixels [UP12]

    Richard Harrington
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated.  It is a college-level course in plain English for free at Photofocus.  To learn more see this article. Don’t Skip Column 11 People often get confused when determining which settings to scan with. Too little information and the picture goes soft. Too much information and the scanner slows to a crawl. The answer is to know your intended output resolution as well as your device. photo by Avantgarde Determining Resolution In this example, let’s say you need…
  • Shooting the PhaseOne iQ250 | Peter Hurley – What’s in the Bag

    Nick Minore
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Melissa Niu of Photofocus talks with headshot photographer Peter Hurley about choosing to shoot with the PhaseOne iQ250 over his Hasselblad and Canon gear. Brought to you by LensRentals – http://bit.ly/pflensrentals SongFreedom – http://bit.ly/songfreedom Photofocus – http://photofocus.com About Peter Hurley Peter Hurley is a New York photographer who found his way behind a camera after starting his career in front of one as a model and actor. He first picked up a camera to photograph his work making the US Sailing Team for the Olympics. This lead to a mentorship with…
  • The Reason I Still Love Photography

    scottbourne
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    I was asked by a reader recently if I still love photography. While I have had moments in my life when I tried to put my camera down – the answer is absolutely – yes – I still love photography. But it made me ponder why. Why do I love photography? I was forced to embrace my softer side to answer that question. And the answer may surprise some who think they know me. Outwardly, I exhibit a hard edge most of the time. It’s a persona – it’s not the whole me. It’s just a habit I developed decades ago when I was on broadcast radio. It makes for good ratings. There are…
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    The Leica Camera

  • Renato D’Agostin: Coast to Coast at Mile 3,260

    Leica Internet Team
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:51 am
    New York-based Italian photographer Renato D’Agostin left his Brooklyn studio on July 28 on his BMW R100 to travel across America on his “Coast to Coast” trip. Accompanied by his Leica M6, he will reach San Francisco after two months and approximately 5,000 miles of light on film. Renato was born in 1983 and started his [...]
  • Andy Summers: “Del Mondo” at the Leica Gallery São Paulo, Part 2

    Leica Internet Team
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:17 am
    Andy Summers has been a photographer since the early 1980s when he was the guitarist with The Police. He has published three books of photography: “Throb” with William Morrow & Company in 1983, “I’ll Be Watching You” with Taschen in 2007, and “Desirer Walks the Streets” with Nazraeli Press in 2009. He also collaborated with Ralph Gibson [...]
  • Claire Yaffa:  Leica Notebook, Thoughts of Photographers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 42

    Chance
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:45 am
    Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 49 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been [...]
  • Max Montgomery: Storytelling with the Leica S

    Leica Internet Team
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:06 am
    Max Montgomery is a British photographer who now lives in New York. He has shot for numerous magazines including Vogue Italia, Marie Claire, Town and Country, and Sunday Times. Some of his advertising clients include Jitrois, Cavalli, HK Intimates, Lot78, Edge o’ Beyond, and Rohmir. Max recently had the opportunity to test the new Leica S [...]
  • Scott Tansey: Intimate Images of an Iconic Location

    Chance
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:57 am
    Scott Tansey has been taking photos for over 40 years. In the mid-1980s he was submitting panoramic images to a stock agency and his photos have been published in a wide range of media including Consumer Reports and Audubon Magazine. In the mid-1990s he switched careers and attended law school. Although he still loves and [...]
 
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    planet5D

  • Frame.io Just Got REALLY Interesting

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    It’s not that Frame.io‘s filmmakers’ collaboration website wasn’t interesting before – it’s just that they’ve clearly been doing a LOT of work since the initial release, and their community has grown very, very quickly. Try a Final Cut Pro X extension which makes it as simple to output selected clips from a timeline as DaVinci Resolve 12, and 50,000+ users from 120 countries now online. There have been other improvements too, notably around permissions and privacy. It’s a slick web site, and Final Cut Pro Companion is a slick app. To learn more, visit www.frame.io. Hugh…
  • Is the Panasonic DVX200PJ 4K a Better Choice than the Sony a7r II?

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:15 am
    In the first installment of our just-created new series entitled “Blasphemy – My Next Cam May be an Actual Camcorder”, we take a quick peek at the Panasonic DVX200PJ 4K Handheld Camcorder. Am I the only thinking like this? The Sony a7R II [B&H | Amazon] gives me palpitations, but the hard reality is that I don’t need more from a stills camera for what I do than what the already-fantastic Sony a6000 [B&H | Amazon] gives me, and it’s pretty darned fantastic as a hybrid video camera as well. What will the Sony a7R II give me that I don’t already have? Yeah, we both know the…
  • Last Quick Release You’ll Ever Need? Edelkrone QuickReleaseONE

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    Yes, I’m annoyed that the QR plate on my Cartoni Focus head [B&H | Amazon]  doesn’t fit my Manfrotto 502HD fluid head [B&H | Amazon]  (and vice versa); that my Manfrotto 323 RC2 [B&H | Amazon]  won’t accept the QR plate from the Manfrotto 502HD; and that none of them are compatible with my ArcaSwiss monoball [B&H | Amazon] or my ReallyRightStuff (RRS) L bracket for my Sony a6000 [B&H | Amazon]. Is edelkrone’s $139 QuickReleaseONE the answer? When I bought into the Arca Swiss system years ago, I did so in part because I thought it was going to be a universal…
  • Incorporate Amazing Lens Whacking Effects into Your Video With LensBender!

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Lens Whacking is a technique that many photographers use to create really interesting focus effects. Basically, you’re not securing the lens to the camera itself, but instead, rotating and angling the lens in front of the sensor to create your desired focus effect in camera. For a long time, whacking was exclusive to photographers, with the exception of some cinematographers (including me) that used other tools to create a similar effect. I used a Lensbaby 3g, and with the spring loaded accordion… thingy, I just compressed and released it while recording. The effect was pretty cool, but…
  • This is Surprising: CAME TV Mini 2 vs. DJI Ronin-M

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    The 3-axis gimbal market continues to evolve at an incredible pace. Herewith, a walk-off between two of the smallest, least expensive double-handled gimbals you can buy today: the CAME-TV Mini 2 and the DJI Ronin-M. Even so, it’s a bit David vs. Goliath, don’t you think? In The Beginning When we conducted a walk-off earlier this year between the CAME-TV 7800 and MōVI M5 [B&H | Amazon] 3-axis gimbals, we learned a few things: 1) The MōVI M5 is the bomb, but the 7800 is a credible alternative, bringing high production values within reach of one-man bands – the footage looked…
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 28 August 2015, Saturday

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Fujinon 16mm f/1.4. NEW: Fujinon 16mm f/1.4 Review. Yes! Rockwell's back from summer vacation and writing real reviews again! Whoo hoo! THe scary part is you folks probably do want to see my snaps from Hawaii last week; I'll be getting to them as well as reviews for the X-T10, 16-55mm f/2.8 and 90mm f/2 Fuji goodies.  
  • 27 August 2015, Thursday

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L II USM. NEW: Canon 35mm f/1.4 L II.   NEW: Canon EOS M3. also comes as a kit with 18-55mm IS STM, and as a kit with a white body, and as a kit with 18-55 and 33-200mm lenses. NEW: Canon EF-M 11-22mm. (only for the EOS M series.) NEW: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2. (only for the EOS M series, what's new is that this one is silver; the old one was black.) NEW: Canon EF-M 55-200mm. (only for the EOS M series.) Canon has kept the EOS M from America; they've been selling it in other countries since February. What did I say about watching the skies between 19-27 August? Here we…
  • 26 August 2015, Wednesday

    25 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
      DEAL: Nikon D7000 & 18-55mm: $449 with free shipping, refurbished.   Note Taking? A reader noticed that most of my film shots have copious notes of focusing distance, lens, filter, f-stop, shutter speed and etc. He wanted to know if all this note taking made any sense if he wanted to shoot film. My answer is that I've been doing all this note taking since I was 11 years old and started shooting seriously (probably before), and still have ALL my notes. Boathouse as seen across Conselyea Pond, Brookville Park, Rosedale, New York, 7:45 PM, Thursday, Thanksgiving evening, 22…
  • 24 August 2015, Monday

    23 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Lowest Canon Prices Ever Here are bundle deals on Canon's top cameras. Sell the extra goodies you don't need to make these even better deals.   5D Mk III: $1,999.06 after rebates and rewards, even less if you sell the printer and etc. I got rid of my 5D Mk III last month, but it's still faster than the 5DS R I now shoot instead. No one needs 22MP, much less 50MP, and yes, the 5D MK III is a fantastic camera everyone should have — certainly better than the D810 or anything from Nikon. I paid the full $3,500 for my Mk III when it came out. Canon 5D Mark III w/printer…
  • 18 August 2015, Tuesday

    17 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Why the Sony RX100 IV and not III? Simple: Auto ISO wasn't properly done in the old models. In my RX100 Mk IV I can program the minimum shutter speeds in Auto ISO. The old models don't let me set this, making the Mark III and older not that useful. I program the Auto ISO system to choose between 1/8 and 1/20 minimum depending on zoom setting to allow the lowest ISO for things that hold still. I program that into my M1 memory; these are the slowest speeds I hand-hold well at each zoom setting. I program 1/125 minimum speed for people shots in any light so people are sharp. I program this…
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    PMA Newsline

  • Instagram now supports landscape and portrait formats

    Gary Pageau
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:18 am
    Instagram dropped a different shaped bomb this week, with the blog announcement of support for photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation in the 7.5 update to Instagram for iOS and Android. “Square format has been and always will be part of who we are,” said the blog post. “That said, the visual story you’re […]
  • Polaroid Fotobar founders reboot retail photo concept to “Photo & Go”

    Gary Pageau
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:47 am
    The founders of the Polaroid Fotobar stores – Warren Struhl and Dov Quint – have announced the expansion of the store’s retail vision with the rebranding of the stores as “Photo & Go,” along with an expanded product offering and mobile app. The Polaroid Fotobar site is now offline. The company says it will the first […]
  • Pictage to shut down Sept. 27

    Gary Pageau
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:06 am
    One of the leading pro photography storage sites, Pictage, notified members this week the site will close Sept. 27. General manager Michael Grant apologized for a recent site outage, which was slowly being restored.
  • Third-party apps drive mobile photo

    Gary Pageau
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    Advances in smartphone hardware, APIs and native apps are driving third-party photo app vendors to new frontiers Native smartphone camera apps do much more than enable basic camera functions. These apps include features such as HDR, burst, dual focus/exposure points, exposure compensation and panoramic image capture that were once the exclusive domain, and the main […]
  • Josephine Herrick Project announces benefit party, photography auction

    Gary Pageau
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Josephine Herrick Project (JHP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating students through the communicative power of photography, will host its annual Benefit Party and Photography Auction, Oct 19,at Affirmation Arts in New York City. Proceeds from the event will help support and sustain the foundation’s extensive community and youth programs which center on photography […]
 
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  • Canon USA Announces the EOS M3 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and 3 new EF-M Mount Lenses for the US Market

    William Chambers
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Canon USA has announced that the EOS M3 Digital Camera, and 3 new EF-M Mount Lenses are coming to the US Market, after Canon started selling the M3 in other markets earlier this year. These should be available in October 2015, more than 2 years after the launch of the EOS M Camera and EF-M Lens mount. These are welcome additions to the Canon EOS Family, since many photographers appreciate having a compact system camera with DSLR Image Quality, thanks to the use of APS-C Size Imaging Sensors in a smaller mirrorless camera body.In July 2013, after Panasonic, Olympus, Sony and Fujifilm had…
  • Canon Announces the EF 35MM f/1.4L II USM Lens with New Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics

    William Chambers
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Canon has announced the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, the first lens to feature what Canon is calling Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics (BR Optics) technology, designed to achieve a higher degree of Chromatic Aberration Correction for superb image quality.The new BR Optics uses a new organic optical material with unique properties that refract more blue light in the short wavelength spectrum to better control color fringing when compared to other optical technologies like UD Glass and Fluorite, allowing images with great contrast and color fidelity.This image shows how BR Optics works to reduce…
  • Samsung NX1 v1.40 Firmware adds Numerous Enhancements

    William Chambers
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:50 am
    Samsung has released Firmware Version 1.40 for the NX1, adding a number of improvements including better Autofocus while zooming with supported lenses, Digital Image Stabilization, Improved Sound Quality, more photos in a row using Continuous Shooting Modes, and other features designed to enhance your shooting experience. Samsung says the following new features will be available after updating your NX1 to firmware versions 1.40: Increased minimum shot counts using Continuous Shooting Mode: 15fps JPEG : 70ea → 90ea. 15fps RAW: 20ea → 25eaAdded Video DIS (digital image stabilization),…
  • Canon Announces "World's First" 4K UHD Wide Angle Lens for Broadcast Cameras

    William Chambers
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:36 am
    Canon has launched the CJ12ex4.3B, a new Lens Model that Canon is referring to as the World's First UHD 4K Wide Broadcast Lens for use with Broadcast Cameras with 2/3" Sensors. This new lens is designed to be portable, gives users a 12x zoom lens for use in Electronic Field Production, News Broadcasts including Sports and Live Events, with film makers able to use it for documentary projects needing 4K UHD quality, too. The output of this lens can also be cropped for HD format, or could be down sampled from UHD to HD to retain the Ultra Wide Angle of View it provides. This lens is designed to…
  • Olympus Launches New Entry-level ILC: the OM-D E-M10 Mark II

    William Chambers
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Olympus has just unveiled their latest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (ILC), the OM-D E-M10 Mark II. Building upon its predecessor, the new E-M10ii offers a wealth of upgrades over its namesake. The Mark II is lighter, smaller, faster, and packed with even more features, many of which are not even found on its more expensive siblings. To learn all about this new entry-level ILC, see our Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Preview. Below you will find Olympus' official press release: olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II: THE ADVANCED CAPABILITIES OF OLYMPUS-PIONEERED 5-axis image stabilization NOW…
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    A Photo Editor

  • This Week In Photography Books: Aapo Huhta

    Jonathan Blaustein
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:38 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein I just had some company in town. The official end of Summer. One last big dinner party to cook for, as my Aunt and Uncle came in from Jersey to meet my daughter, for her third birthday. Pasta and eggplant and cupcakes. (Oh My!) It felt like an obligation, due to my general overtired-orneriness, rather than the pleasure I’d have normally taken it to be. My Uncle even commented that I didn’t look very happy, for a guy with lots of good things going on. It was an odd conversation, because it was obviously true, but I knew I’d be a lot happier if I were…
  • The Art of the Personal Project: Ransom & Mitchell

    Suzanne Sease
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:34 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: Ransom & Mitchell — the collaborative storytelling team of Digital Artist +…
  • What Is Photographic Vision Or Voice?

    A Photo Editor
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:45 am
    A reader sent me this question awhile back: Lately I have been hearing about photographers with ” vision” or “photographic voice”. I guess with everyone being able to do everything technique is kinda not as important as vision? Some quotes I’ve read heard recently”true style is vision” “those who are in demand have vision or a voice and people want to buy into that”. So my question is…what do you think photographic vision or voice is? And who do you think displays it? What photographers would you point to who have “it”?
  • The Daily Edit – Parade: HollenderX2

    Heidi Volpe
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:07 am
    Parade Photo Director: Nicole Kopperud Senior Art Director: Matt Taliaferro Photographer: HollenderX2 Heidi: Tell us about the subjects. Jordan: Bill Berloni and his dogs were  photographed in Connecticut on Bill’s farm.  We were able to choose the dogs we wanted to work with (he has about 30 dogs).    We knew we were in for a treat as his dogs are some of the best trained in the country, with high day rates.  Fortunately they weren’t divas. He has a new show “From Wags to Riches” on the Discovery Channel that just came out where he turns shelter dogs into stars. How hard was it…
  • The Daily Promo – Blair Gable

    Heidi Volpe
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:22 am
    Blair Gable Who printed it? The books were printed by Photobook Canada – 40 copies. The postcards were printed by Vistaprint and the stickers were printed by Loudmouth Print House in Ottawa. Who designed it? The Gablehead, Blair Gable Photography, and Third Floor York logos were designed by Jason Harper at Strongvine Visual Communications. I designed the book and postcard myself – layout using Photo Mechanic and page design with Fundy Designer. Who edited the images? I edited the images myself, though I showed a pre-production book to close family and friends to see if there was…
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    Nikon Rumors

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #330

    [NR] admin
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:48 am
    → TopazLabs released ReMask 5 - an updated version with new features of their masking software. Use coupon code "GetReMask5" for $20 off (valid from August 25th - September 18th). → Pixel recently announced a new X800N flash for Nikon. → Check out this Red Bull photoshoot with Nikon D810, J5 and V3 cameras (from Wired): "The team completed three shoots in three days at an airport in Prague. Vojtech works with Fomei and Nikon, which provided his complicated kit. The photographer used 34 strobes, each between 400 and 600 watts, to saturate the sky with light. The lighting crew…
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens review

    [NR] admin
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    My name is Bojan Stepančič and I am a professional photographer from Slovenia. I run the photography site foto-info.si. More information about me and my work can be found here. What is the effect on the perception of quality of a certain lens when comparing it in its own quality range is best seen in the new Nikon lens AF-S Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8E ED VR. That is also the reason I made the test and evaluation from the user's point of view. I focused on detailed analysis, but all in the context of visual depiction of certain differences and features and not just listing boring numbers, which…
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens review

    [NR] admin
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:07 pm
    This Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens review is by Nikhil Bahl (website | Facebook | Google | Twitter): In 2011 Canon released the lighter versions of their 500mm and 600mm lenses. At that time, I owned Nikon’s very first AF-S 600mm f/4 version which weighed in at 14.5 lbs, on my scale. Safe to say, I didn’t do much hiking with it and was very envious of Canon’s new offerings. About 4 years later, Nikon has released the new 600mm f/4E FL ED VR and 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Lenses. After reading all the specs, it took me only 2 days to order the new 600mm lens. Weight was the…
  • Nikon Coolpix P900 camera now in stock at BestBuy

    [NR] admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:09 pm
    The hard to find Nikon Coolpix P900 super zoom camera is currently in stock at BestBuy - shipping is marked as "usually leaves our warehouse in 1 business day". If you have not yet seen the zoom capabilities of this camera, check out this post. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Nikon apologizes for not being able to keep up with the Coolpix P900 demand Mind-boggling 83x zoom video taken with the Nikon Coolpix P900 camera shows the earth’s rotation Firmware…
  • Tamron to announced SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lenses for Nikon F mount

    [NR] admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:10 am
    Tamron will soon announced two new prime lenses for Nikon F mount: SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (model F012) SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (model F013) In addition to several zooms, Tamron currently has only 60mm, 90mm and 180mm prime lenses in their lineup. Via Digicame-info Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Two new Tamron lenses with Nikon mount expected: 70-200mm f/2.8 VC USD and 90mm f/2.8 Macro VC USD Pricing for new Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8, 90mm f/2.8 and Sigma 35mm…
 
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    Canon Rumors

  • Patent: Expandable LCD Display for Canon Cameras

    Canon Rumors
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:13 am
    An odd patent for an expandable LCD display has appeared. You can expand the size of the LCD screen by moving the grip side of the camera. Patent Publication No. 2015-154223 (Google Translated) Published 2015.8.24 Filing date 2014.2.14 Rotatable operation unit The first state is a rear LCD expands and contracts, the operating face of the Read more...
  • New Tamron Prime Lenses Coming

    Canon Rumors
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:55 am
    It looks like we’ll be seeing some new Tamron prime lenses very shortly. SP 35 mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) Mount Canon, Nikon, Sony No VC for Sony SP 45 mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) Mount Canon, Nikon, Sony No VC for Sony Tamron definitely needs some updated fast prime lenses, Read more...
  • EF 35 f/1.4L and EF 35 f/1.4L II MTF Comparison

    Canon Rumors
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:38 am
    The optical performance difference between the two lenses looks to be quite significant if you go by the MTF chart comparison. I had two complaints about the original 35L, the first being it wasn’t weather sealed and the second was the CA, it looks like both of those issues have been corrected. I’m looking forward to Read more...
  • Announcement: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II

    Canon Rumors
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:04 pm
    New L-Series Lens is First to Feature Canon’s Proprietary Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics – That Achieves a Higher Level of Chromatic Aberration Correction For Superb Image Quality MELVILLE, N.Y., August 27, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens for EOS system cameras – Read more...
  • Canon Develops New Camera-Lens Optical Element

    Canon Rumors
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    MELVILLE, N.Y, August 27, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., has developed Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR), a new optical element for use in camera lenses that corrects chromatic aberrations at an extremely high level to achieve superb imaging performance. The new Canon-developed Read more...
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    Digital Photography School

  • 2 Clumsy Mistakes To Avoid When Meeting With Potential Customers

    Mark Thackeray
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:14 pm
    You recently received an inquiry from someone who really likes your work, is interested in hiring you for a shoot, and wants to meet in person (or on the phone) to discuss more details. Naturally, you’re pretty excited. The thought of booking an event is something that thrills all of us. Then, as soon as the meeting starts, the two cardinal sins of salesmanship rear their ugly heads. What are they? Talking too much and not listening enough. Sure enough, once the prospect asks you a question, it’s as if you’ve suddenly been put in front of a classroom with the responsibility…
  • How to Compose Brilliant Black and White Photos

    Andrew S. Gibson
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Brilliant black and white photos are created in two steps. The second of these is post-processing, and is very important. But before you get to that stage, you have to learn how to see and compose photos in black and white. This is just as important as processing – it doesn’t matter how creative or clever you are in Lightroom or Photoshop, if the image is badly composed, or the subject just isn’t suitable for black and white, then you are going to struggle to make a half-way decent monochrome conversion, let alone a great one. I thought it would be interesting for you to look at some of…
  • Writer’s Favourite Lens – Nikon 24-70 mm F2.8

    Leanne Cole
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I’ve had the Nikon 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens for about three years now, and it is by far my most used lens, and really my go-to when I am heading out to take photos. It is mid-range when it comes to focal length, but for shooting most landscapes and architecture, it is nearly always enough. It is not a cheap lens ($1749 USD without VR, $2396 with VR), but it was a special treat, one I have to thank subsidies for. One year after getting a special payout I was able to afford this lens, just. Nikon-24-70mm lens When I got the lens I was shooting cycling, both on the road and the track, and I was…
  • Quick Lightroom Tip Using the Graduated Filter

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    This video tip is courtesy of Anthony Morganti and shows us what you can do using the Graduated Filter tool in Lightroom. What if you’ve maxed out your basic adjustments and want to go farther? This little tip might do the trick for you, check it out: Learn more about using the Graduated Filter in LR here. A very cool tip, had you thought of that or done this before? Do you have any other Lightroom tips and tricks? Please share in the comments below. The post Quick Lightroom Tip Using the Graduated Filter by Darlene Hildebrandt appeared first on Digital Photography School.
  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Fish

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Photographing seemingly unattractive objects like fish can be difficult – or maybe just a challenge. By ePi.Longo Weekly Photography Challenge – Fish A hard photo subject can help you grow as a photographer, push you out of your comfort zone. So now’s a great time to practice. Find a fish (at the market, store, dead or alive – whatever you can come up with) and try photographing it to make a compelling image. By J J By Jason Mrachina By Zoe Share your images below: Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus…
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  • LUMU – Smartphone Light Meter for your DSLR – Review

    Tommy
    7 Aug 2015 | 7:46 am
    LUMU – Smartphone Light Meter for your DSLR – Review Introduction Simplest explanation what is a light meter can be found on Wikipedia off course. First of all I am not one of those Photographers that reach out for a light meter for every single occasion, probably most of professional photographers doesn’t do it either. But on other hand, we all get to situation where conditions make us make wrong shots and afterwords trying to fix impossible. In those situations light meter could help. Still, big question is: Do you really need a Light Meter? And if you decided that you do,…
  • Syrp Genie – Camera Motion Controller – Review

    Tommy
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    The Genie – Camera Motion Controller The Genie! A simple and extremely easy to use device used for motion control and image capture Time Lapse Photography and Videos made by Syrp company. The key to Genie is that it can be used with any existing film equipment on tthe rehe market, including Tripods, Sliders, Jib Arms, cable cams, custom platforms or even your office chair! Genie with Cable for Camera and 2 Extensions Specifications Dimensions L: 102mm W: 102mm H: 102mm Movement Speed Linear – 100cm / 25 Sec Panning – 360 degrees / 8 Sec. Battery Life 7 hours or more –…
  • MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

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

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

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

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ330 FZ300 Review

    Joshua
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:57 am
    ePHOTOzine has published the first review of the new Panasonic Lumix FMC-FZ330, aka DMC-FZ300, the camera features a 24x optical zoom lens, with a bright f/2.8 constant aperture, and zooms to 600mm equivalent, from a wide-angle 25mm equivalent. High speed shooting, and 4K video recording is included.
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Review

    Itai Danan
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:49 am
    The new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II refines the performance of its predecessor by improving on key aspects. Its 16 megapixels Four-Thirds CMOS sensor is paired with an improved 5-axis image-stabilization system which lets it produce a 40 megapixel Super-Resolution image by combining 8 precisely aligned images. A new processor and faster shutter allow it to shoot at 10 FPS and up to 1/16000s shutter-speeds to freeze action. Neocamera recently published a detailed review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. Read on to find how what the improvements are capable of.
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Reviews

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

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

    Joshua
    26 Dec 2014 | 3:02 am
    Aldi UK has another budget digital camera, the Maginon SZ350, with a 35x optical zoom lens, 20 megapixel CCD sensor, 720p video, 3inch screen, optical image stabilisation, pop up flash, and blink detection. It’s priced at around £99. If you have one, feel free to post your thoughts, comments, reviews and photos below. Full details on the Maginon website. Alternative budget bridge cameras to look at include: Panasonic Lumix LZ40, 42x optical zoom, £139 at Amazon UK. Sony Cyber-shot H300, 35x optical zoom, £99 at Amazon UK (this one offers panoramic shooting).
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  • New Cameras and Lenses in 2015 (only serious or interesting)

    1001nc
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:20 pm
    This reference post is a summary of new cameras and new lenses [these two links jump DIRECTLY to the new gear listings below)], featuring only serious and/or interesting products (judgment call; please feel free to make a case for/against specific products). Unlike before, this will NOT cover every single freaking camera squirted out of a marketing department’s twisted pretzel logic The exact format will develop over time as very few new products have been announced so far in 2015. Latest Update: August 27 (2015): new Canon 35mm f1.4L II SLR lens… Not a hallucination, a new Canon…
  • Latest Updates (from Twitter)

    1001nc
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:44 am
    You can find our latest Twitter updates right here or go directly to the @1001noisycamera Twitter account where I struggle to fit everything into 140 characters. Tweets by @1001noisycamera
  • New WordPress Responsive Theme Installed

    1001nc
    18 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    UPDATE (MAY 18 in 2015): Something looks different? YES!!! After a month, I finally replaced the mega-font-bold-o-sprawling default 2015 WordPress Theme with a more suitable one! This will be adjusted in the next few days and evolve as this main blog evolves. This is a simple self-explanatory theme, but if you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment or use the online contact form or le Twitter. In parallel, we also updated the WordPress Theme of the Camera Deals blog to something even more compact and readable. Both of these themes are responsive, so they will…
  • Five Good Deals (an on-going Latest Deals Summary)

    1001nc
    15 May 2015 | 12:50 am
    This Five Good Deals perma-post is a summary of the latest deals for people checking intermittently (bookmark with the permalink). On the other hand, if you are interested in the latest and time-sensitive deals as they happen, the place to check remains the Camera Deals blog with its full-text RSS feed. Latest Update: May 17 at 4:51am ET in 2015 + black manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3100 body only for $200 at Adorama + Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II lens (silver or black) with 4% rewards, 3yr spills/drops warranty at Adorama + Olympus E-M5 (first generation) with 14-42mm in different colors for…
  • Photography Trade Show Calendar for 2015 and Beyond

    1001nc
    1 Jan 2015 | 11:12 pm
    And we are baaaack! This is the first “content post” in the new WordPress era! This is a reference post, a list of camera and photography related Trade Show Calendars for the remainder of 2014 and 2015. With mobile photography increasing in popularity and importance, some mobile trade shows were added as well. It is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of every photography-related trade show on the planet… For omissions and corrections, please leave a comment or use the online contact form… ************************* 2015 ***************************…
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  • Discover The Best Cell Phones for Seniors

    Rafik
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:48 am
    The main objective of designed phone for senior to improve their quality of life, from the ease and simplicity of use. These mobile devices must use technological advances to provide services to older people to enable them to communicate with your partner, family and emergency services. But this is not always so. In usphoneplans.com we will highlight some of the
  • Best Cell Phone Plans for Seniors Worth a Look

    Rafik
    17 Aug 2015 | 4:08 am
    Cell phones are important, especially for seniors who can live, driving and spend a lot of time alone. The benefits of owning a cell phone safety are obvious; call for help can be a necessity. Many wireless companies have changed their marketing efforts to push wireless packages for seniors that offer many of the same standard features as other wireless plans and similar and monthly
  • Best Cell Phone Plans Updated in 2015

    Rafik
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:47 am
    As a wide variety of mobile phone plans and deals are coping up these days, sometimes the mobile phone buyers feel helpless and confused rather than finding the comfort of shopping. This happens just because right after entering into a shop for buying a handset you get loaded with a bunch of offers and deals knowing about all of those in detail and then deciding to go for one on the
  • Best Prepaid Cell Phone Plans in 2015

    Rafik
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:16 am
    Nowadays having a Smartphone is simply another one of life basic needs. Understanding all too well about reliance on those devices, mobile phone service providers are capable to charge high costs for monthly data plans and all of the other extras. For people who just need a simple wireless plan or don't like the idea of joining a 2 or 3 years agreement, a prepaid cell phone is a good
  • Best Cell Phone Companies With Best Plans

    Rafik
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:47 am
    Getting the best cell phone plan on a fresh cell phone deal is far from simple], and you are forgiven for purchasing the impression that cell phone companies are intentionally making it complicated. As soon as you have chosen what phone you desire, you still need to choose which service provider to sign up with, at which purpose you might ask whether it makes sense to purchase a
 
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    Virtual Photography Studio

  • How to Make Money with Photography in 2015: Shoot a Wedding in Style

    Amanda Jones
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:41 am
    Wedding photography is probably one of the most profitable photo niches today. Why? Consider the glam of such events and how much couples spend on having those unforgettable moments captured by a pro. Is being a good professional enough? I don’t think so. That is why I have put together a few things that will change your perspective on how to make money with photography in 2015. Learn how to value yourself as a wedding photographer. How to Make Money as a Wedding Photographer Learn to Value Yourself Being a wedding photographer is no easy business. One of the hardest things about this job…
  • Interview With Travel Photographer Chee Keong Lim

    Geta Movila
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:56 am
    The Malaysian travel photographer Chee Keong Lim is an artist guided by a clear vision: to present nature and human nature with all honesty. “I hope my work is not only beautiful but also shows kindness and captures the reality and truth of the moment the camera clicks”. [C.K. LIM] What captures the viewer’s attention when looking at Lim’s photographs for the first time is a sense of natural beauty, purity and powerful energy. Dynamicity and stillness, fearlessness and candor are just two sets of opposites magnificently featured in Chee Keong Lim’s art. I wish to thank Lim…
  • Interview with Spanish Photographer José Luis Vilar Jordán

    Geta Movila
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:55 am
    Happy to see how my series of interviews with brilliant photographers from around the globe expands every week. This time I wish to extend my thanks and appreciation to José Luis Vilar for sharing insights into his internationally acclaimed work and lifetime passion for photography. What fascinates me about his images is the way he translates urban geometries and different perspectives of reality into art. ‘Insist, Persist, Resist and Never Give Up.’ (J.L.V.J.) Award-winning Spanish photographer, José started as a self-taught and experimented with all kinds of photographic…
  • Amazing Travel Photography Locations For This Summer

    Greta Jacobs
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:14 am
    We know that all photography enthusiasts have a ‘bucket list’ of travel destinations they dream of shooting. Even so, there’s always room for more inspiration and useful tips. That’s why we’ve come up with a short selection of travel photography locations you can enjoy visiting and shooting this summer. Ready to be amazed? Location: The Great Barrier Coral Reef Located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia, the Great Coral Reef expands onto 2.300 km and around 900 islands, making it the largest coral reef system in the world. The stunning structure created by…
  • Interview with Travel Photographer Emily Mott

    Geta Movila
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:09 am
    ‘All too often we disregard local stories in favor of the more “exotic” but if you look there are always lots of interesting tales in your own back yard.’ Our series of interviews with inspiring photographers from around the globe continues with West Sussex-based photographer Emily Mott. After graduating with a degree in English Literature, Emily discovers her passion for photography and applies to Art Center College of Design in California. Since then she has worked for major publications such as The New Yorker, Vogue UK, Rolling Stones, Travel + Leisure, Esquire, Time, and has had…
 
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    LetsGoDigital English Edition

  • HTC RE Camera receives design Award

    30 Aug 2015 | 11:36 am
    HTC RE Camera placed in the Henry Ford Museum : HTC Mobile has announced that the HTC RE Camera has won a design award at the 35th annual International Design Excellence awards ceremony. The awards, conducted by the Industrial Designers Society of America, are a premier design competition recognizing excellence in product design around the world. As an International Design Excellence Award winner, the HTC RE Camera, which beat over 1,700 other entries, will receive placement in the fall edition of Innovation - the annual yearbook of International Design Excellence Award winners - and a place…
  • Belkin USB Charging Cable Collection

    30 Aug 2015 | 5:25 am
    Belkin Fashion-Inspired USB Cable Collection : Belkin announced a new line of fashion-inspired USB charging cables. MFi certified to ensure iOS compatibility, these Lightning to USB cables are designed to conveniently clip on/off to any bag, purse or keychain, so that users are never without a cable to charge their Apple iPhone, iPod or iPad. The new fashion USB charging cables are available in three design options: a leather tassel, a braided USB clip and a metallic keychain are available today just in time for back to school. Functional and stylish, the new collection includes a leather…
  • Sony Xperia M5 waterproof smartphone

    29 Aug 2015 | 4:05 am
    Sony Xperia M5 waterproof Android smartphone : Sony Mobile introduces the waterproof Xperia M5 to its growing line-up of mobile devices. Following Xperia M4 Aqua’s success in raising the bar and defining the 'super mid-range' with its imaging leadership, Xperia M5 has an even more impressive 21.5 megapixel rear camera that lets you record movies and snap pictures like a professional. When you can’t get near enough to your subject, 5x Clear Image Zoom allows you to get close without losing any quality. With the power to capture videos in 4K resolution, the Sony Xperia M5 Android smartphone…
  • Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Android phone

    29 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Android smartphone : Sony Mobile is proud to introduce the Xperia C5 Ultra to its impressive range of Android devices. The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra smartphone incorporates an industry first twin 13-megapixel front and rear digital camera, which offers breathtaking high-resolution imagery. Whether you’re shooting incredible scenery or taking a selfie with friends, your images are always captured in crystal clear quality. Both 13 megapixel cameras include Sony’s leading Exmor RS sensor, HDR (High Dynamic Range) for both picture and video recording, and an easy to use preset…
  • Sony SmartBand 2

    29 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    Sony SmartBand 2 multi-sensor life-logger : Sony Mobile announced the SmartBand 2, a multi-sensor lifelogger that provides full-scale insights about your fitness, well-being and stress levels. The Sony SmartBand 2 automatically tracks activities such as walking, running and other workouts whilst mapping your heart-rate alongside each activity. Sony’s Lifelog app helps you keep track of progress, with fun comparative insights, giving you inspiring motivational prompts based on your activity. The Sony SmartBand 2 automatically tracks activities such as walking, running and other workouts…
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    Layers Magazine

  • Setting Up a Table of Contents Automatically in InDesign

    jeff witchel
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Tables of Contents aren’t just for for books. They’re used in magazines, catalogs, manuals, long brochures and more. In this tutorial, Jeff will go through the ins and outs of setting up a Table of Contents from scratch including lots of tips and little-known secrets.
  • Photoshop”Gritty Gangster” Effect

    Corey Barker
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    This was one of those times when you see an image and just feel like you have to make something cool with it. I was actually on Fotolia.com looking for another image, but stumbled upon this one and was hit with an idea. I have seen this effect in many movie posters and, as you’ll see, the results speak for themselves. The moral of the story is: keep an open mind.   STEP ONE: Begin by opening the file of the gangster. (You can certainly use one of your own images, but I would suggest using this one, which I’ve made available for download on the book’s companion webpage, mentioned in…
  • Using the Amazing New Editing Features in Acrobat DC

    jeff witchel
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    I lost count of how many times I’ve been asked by clients, “Can’t you just edit the PDF?” With Acrobat DC, I can be confident in answering, “Absolutely!” In this tutorial, I go through the process of editing text and even images in PDFs. I will also take a look at extracting text in Acrobat out of a scanned layout.
  • Grid as Design Element in Photoshop

    Corey Barker
    20 Aug 2015 | 12:15 am
    Excerpted from Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers, Volume 1, by Corey Barker I actually saw this effect in a movie poster, but it definitely has a number of uses. Once the base grid is created, you can add just about any image for any purpose. While we’re creating the effect, try to be open-minded as to different ways of using this technique for different types of design scenarios.   STEP ONE: Go under the File menu, choose New, and create a new document that’s 9 inches wide by 12 inches tall at 125 ppi, and make sure the Back­ground Contents pop-up menu is set to…
  • Using Timecode in Premiere Pro

    Daniel
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Explore several ways to display and export Timecode on your timelines and final video exports.
 
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    Photojojo

  • Workin’ From Home:Perks and Pro-Tips!

    Taylor
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Working from home sounds pretty terrific, whether you’re a full-time freelancer or starting a semester of Photo 101! But how do you get work done with at-home comforts and distractions around every corner? We asked a freelance photog and several Photojojo team members how they focus on work while resisting the allure of procrastination. Read their tips and fave “working from home” perks! (...)Read the rest of Workin’ From Home:Perks and Pro-Tips! (712 words) © Taylor for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Meet PJ:Erin Edition

    Taylor
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Name: Erin “Ern” Robins What Do You Do Here? I carefully piece words together in fun ways to describe how awesome our products are! Favorite Camera: My favorite camera tends to be the one I’m saving up for – currently a FujiFilm X-T1. But my phone, LG G2, is always there for me, which is way more useful than a wish-list camera! (...)Read the rest of Meet PJ:Erin Edition (99 words) © Taylor for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Bringing Photography to the Homeless

    Erin
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Being creative is often considered a luxury. However, the folks at Café Art are taking steps to make art accessible for everyone. Back in July, they handed out 100 dispo cams to homeless individuals around London. Allowing many of them a much needed creative outlet and the opportunity to be featured in a calendar being put together via Kickstater. Check out a few of the photos and stories here. Contribute to the Kickstarter and receive your own calendar or original print. Proceeds go toward the artists, production costs and donations to offset the ecological impact of printing and shipping…
  • Two NEW Items for your Grab ‘n Go Lifestyle!

    Erin
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Your life is go-go-go. Sometimes it’s go-go-Netflix, but mostly it’s going. You need super portable video and photo gear at your disposal. Meet the Mighty Mic Wireless and Pythagorean Lens Pouch! The Mic gives you clear sound without being tied down and the Lens Pouch helps you keep track of all those small knick-knacks you can never find. Make killer vids and keep track of your phone lenses. On the go! (...)Read the rest of Two NEW Items for your Grab ‘n Go Lifestyle! (0 words) © Erin for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Let’s Decide Once and For All: Canon or Nikon?

    Taylor
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Which is better? Canon or Nikon? It feels like this debate’s been going on longer than the “chicken vs. the egg” one. So we’re gonna help you decide–once and for all!–whether you belong on “Team Canon” or “Team Nikon.” (Spoiler alert: they’re both great so you’ll be a winner either way.) Read a little about each camp and what makes them special. A decision won’t be far behind! (...)Read the rest of Let’s Decide Once and For All: Canon or Nikon? (604 words) © Taylor for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to…
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    Northlight Images Photography

  • ReMask5 review

    25 Aug 2015 | 3:21 pm
    A plugin that speeds up masking and the creation of cutout images. V5 features background replacement and a performance boost. Works as a plugin or standalone application.
  • Review - Noiseless Pro

    17 Aug 2015 | 8:52 am
    Review of Noiseless Pro, from MacPhun. A Mac app/plugin for reducing noise levels in images, including RAW files. Tested as a plugin in Photoshop.
  • Review update - Kuuvik Capture V2

    13 Aug 2015 | 4:49 am
    Camera tethering software for Canon DSLRs. Wired or WiFi connection, bracketed exposures and focus stepping. Split live view for up to three magnified sections of the whole image. V2 is faster and specifically supports the 50MP 5Ds (R)
  • Canon 5Ds - only great lenses need apply?

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:33 am
    It's been said that many of your older (cheaper) lenses will need to be updated for the 5Ds. Trying out an Olympus Zuiko 50/1.2 and a 1958 Tamron Twin-Tele 135/4.5 suggests that a rising tide really does raise all boats.
  • Comparing prints made with the Canon EOS 5Ds

    19 Jul 2015 | 1:03 pm
    How do prints made from the 51MP sensor of the Canon EOS 5Ds compare with ones made with older lower resolution cameras. For real world use at different print sizes, does the extra resolution make much difference?
 
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    diglloyd.com blog

  • Sony A7R II: Night Shooting (Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV-VIS-IR APO Macro)

    diglloyd, Inc.
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:10 pm
    News/Blog Sunday, August 30, 2015 Search: Coastal 60mm, Sony A7R Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV-VIS-IR APO macro Get the Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV-VIS-IR APO MACRO from Jenoptik (please mention diglloyd.com). Read more
  • Reader Question: Sony A7R II with Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar

    diglloyd, Inc.
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:14 am
    News/Blog Sunday, August 30, 2015 Search: Zeiss 135mm, Zeiss APO, Sony A7R See my review of the Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar in Guide to Zeiss. Peter G writes: I'd love to see your thoughts on the Zeiss 135mm APO lens (and possibly other ZE/ZF.2 lenses) on the A7rII platform. I am very close to purchasing the 135mm APO for my A7rII and would love to hear your input. Would you recommend the ZE or ZF.2 for use on an E-Mount camera? Read more
  • Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV-VIS-IR APO Macro Aperture Series (Sony A7R II)

    diglloyd, Inc.
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:02 pm
    News/Blog Saturday, August 29, 2015 Search: Coastal 60mm, Sony A7R Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV-VIS-IR APO macro Get the Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV-VIS-IR APO MACRO from Jenoptik (please mention diglloyd.com). Read more
  • Studying Old Lenses on the Sony A7R II: Voigtlander 90mm f/3.5 APO-Lanthar and Voigtlander 180mm f/4 APO-Lanthar

    diglloyd, Inc.
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:12 pm
    News/Blog Saturday, August 29, 2015 Search: Voigtlander 90mm, Voigtlander 180mm, Sony A7R, APO I’ve added to my review of Voigtlander DSLR lenses* by studying two of the best on the Sony A7R II (as a convenient platform**, since could be done as well on Canon 5DS R). I’m pondering whether to expand that study to the Canon 5DS R (that depends on interest as these are specialty lenses). Read more
  • 20% off at LensRentals.com

    diglloyd, Inc.
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:22 am
    News/Blog Saturday, August 29, 2015 Search: deals LensRentals.com has 20% off on rentals of lenses, cameras, etc through labor day. Read more
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    Photography Blog

  • Instagram Embraces Landscape and Portrait Formats

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    The world’s premier image sharing app now allows users to share photos in videos in both portrait and landscape formats. Read more and comment »
  • Serif Release Free 10-Day Trial for Affinity Photo

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Serif have announced a free trial version of their new professional, Mac-only image editing software; Affinity Photo. Read more and comment »
  • Canon UK Announce New Promotion

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    As Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015, Canon is giving customers the chance to win one of 50 pairs of tickets when they buy a selected Canon product. Read more and comment »
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 Review

    Mark Goldstein
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:45 am
    The Lumix DMC-FZ330 (also known as the FZ300) is Panasonic's latest super-zoom compact camera. Stand-out features of the weather-proof FZ330 include a 24x zoom lens with a constant aperture of f/2.8 throughout the 25-600mm range, 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S + system, 4K movie recording, high-resolution LCD touchscreen and EVF, fast auto-focusing, 12fps burst shooting, RAW file support and a 12 megapixel MOS image sensor. Read our expert Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 review now... Read the review »
  • Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L II USM

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:45 am
    The Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L II USM is a new moderate wide-angle lens for 35mm full-frame SLR cameras. Read more and comment »
 
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    CreativePro

  • Redefining Letterpress in the Digital Age

    Erica Gamet
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:34 am
    Erik Spiekermann is on a quest to make letterpress a viable and meaningful process in the age of all things digital. Last year he created HWT Artz, a font designed for the sole purpose of being cut as wood type using the pantograph process. Spiekermann’s method of digitally designing fonts for use in letterpress has led him to attempt many different processes, each with their own unique challenges. He’s not trying to re-create the imperfections of letterpress type—he points out there are Photoshop filters for that—but rather, in his words, “…to make good new type in…
  • New Zealand Crowdsources New Flag Design

    Erica Gamet
    10 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    What if Twitter had been around in 1776 when the Founding Fathers asked Betsy Ross to craft a new banner for the fledgling United States? @BetsyRoss tweets, “Working on new flag design. What R UR thoughts?” I’m betting we would have had some interesting designs plastered all over Ye Olde Instagram and Tumblr. Well, today New Zealand is taking that very endeavor online by holding a competition, in hopes of replacing its 113 year-old flag. The current design went into use in 1902 and now the country is considering replacing it with something more modern and meaningful. The…
  • Recosoft ships ID2Office v2.1 – Convert InDesign files to Word, PowerPoint & Keynote

    CreativePro Staff
    6 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Press Release  Osaka, Japan, August 7 2015 – Recosoft Corporation the developers of PDF converter applications and PDF to InDesign conversion products has started shipping ID2Office v2.1 the newest version of the InDesign to Word, PowerPoint and Keynote conversion plug-in for InDesign Creative Cloud 2015.   ID2Office v2.1 has been enhanced to support Adobe InDesign CC 2015, the latest release of InDesign for both the Mac and Windows platforms. Additionally, ID2Office v2.1 adds support for InDesign CC 2015 properties such as Paragraph shadings andGraphic cells in tables. ID2Office v2.1 now…
  • App Recalls What Using a Typewriter Was Really Like

    Erica Gamet
    6 Aug 2015 | 8:11 am
    A while back, I wrote about an iPad app that simulated the awesomeness that was typing on a typewriter, transporting me back to junior high typing class. But I’ve come to realize my affection for these machines was tainted with nostalgia as seen through glasses sporting Pantone 213-tinted lenses. Typewriters—in comparison to today’s sleek keyboards and touch devices—were awful, maddening instruments of sloth-like work efficiency. And now there is a web application that tells it like it is. Or was. The OverType typewriter app introduces many of the little infuriating nuances…
  • Design Inspiration from the Alphabet Logo

    Erica Gamet
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Sometimes “getting back to basics” for inspiration involves going waaaaay back, even as far as preschool and the simplicity of the ABCs. I suppose you could find inspiration by finger painting—or eating paste, I imagine—but I prefer a good book for visual inspiration. The Alphabet Logo book is a collection of over 500 logos that incorporate individual letters into their designs. Published by Counter-Print, the book’s 228 pages feature the work of well-known agencies, such as Stockholm Design Lab, Hype Type Studio, and Pentagram. Alphabet Logo joins Animal, Monogram, and…
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    Camera Labs

  • Olympus TOUGH TG4 review - up-market waterproof compact!

    21 Aug 2015 | 3:08 am
    Olympus has a strong reputation for rugged cameras that can only get stronger with its 2015 flagship, the TOUGH TG4. It takes the 4x zoom of the earlier TG3 with its unusually bright f2-4.8 aperture, keeps the Wifi and GPS, and now adds extra shooting modes, AF selection and support for RAW files. Meanwhile the tough credentials of being water-proof down to 15m, shock-proof to 2.1m, freeze-proof to -10 Celsius and crush-proof to 100Kg ensure it'll survive almost anything you throw at it. Find out if it's the waterproof camera for you in our Olympus TOUGH TG4 review.
  • Canon PowerShot G3X review - big sensor, bigger zoom!

    17 Aug 2015 | 8:44 am
    The PowerShot G3X is Canon's long-awaited entry into the big zoom / big sensor category, currently driven by Sony's RX10 and Panasonic's FZ1000. Like those models it employs a 1in sensor that's roughly four times the area of most super-zooms, but it outguns them with a longer 25x optical range, equivalent to 24-600mm. Its 3.2in tilting screen is the only one of its rivals to be touch-sensitive and unusually there's also microphone and headphone jacks. In our Canon G3X review we've compared it against the Lumix FZ1000 and Sony RX10 to help you choose the right high-end super-zoom!
  • Canon EOS 5Ds review - the resolution King of DSLRs!

    10 Aug 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Canon's EOS 5DS is the highest resolution DSLR to date with a whopping 50.6 Megapixels - more than double the EOS 5D Mark III, not to mention a leapfrog over the Nikon D810 and Sony A7r II. Beyond the headline-grabbing resolution, much of the 5Ds remains the same as the three-year old 5D Mark III, including an absence of Wifi, while the video capabilities are actually a step backward. But for the Canon faithful, the wait for a high-res body is finally over. Is it the DSLR you've been waiting for? Find out in my Canon EOS 5Ds review!
  • How to photograph the Tour de France - with a $550 camera!

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Over the past three years I've photographed the Mountain stages of the Tour de France with mirrorless cameras. On the one hand the Tour is easy to access as it's open and un-ticketed. You can literally stand a couple of feet away from the World's greatest cyclists with nothing between you, completely free of charge. On the other hand it can be logistically complex to view thanks to remote regions and road closures. In my article I'll share my experience of visiting and shooting three tours, including researching the routes, planning locations, choosing the best angles and what kind of gear…
  • Nikon S9900 review - a great value 30x pocket super-zoom!

    21 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Nikon's COOLPIX S9900 is a pocket super-zoom with a 30x optical range and a couple of features you won't find on many or even any rivals. First is a built-in GPS receiver which is becoming a rarity in this market. Secondly is a full-articulated side-hinged screen, which is unique amongst the competition. As a modern camera, it also sports Wifi with NFC, 1080p video and a raft of shooting modes. Impressively it's one of the cheapest of its peer group, so check out our Nikon S9900 review to see how it compares against Panasonic's TZ70 / ZS50 and Sony's HX90V!
 
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    Dr.Ozdi

  • V makovém opojení / Heady poppies

    25 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Makový kombajn se už blíží a já pořád nemám cvaklé všechno co jsem chtěl. Poppy seed harvester is already camming and I still did not shoot everything what I wanted.
  • Dělání vola / The Dinner Game

    16 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Dneska jsem byl fotit v jeskyních.Lezl jsem po čtyřech, po břiše, blbnul se světly, stativem, drtil písek mezi zuby.U desáté fotky mi zničeho nic přestal fungovat displej na X-T1. Zničeho nic a ani hovno.Po vytažení a znovu vložení baterky začal normálně fungovat náhled vyfoceného. Nezobrazovalo se na hlavním displeji Menu, vyfocený snímek, LifeView.Zkus bez displeje fotit BRK, točit video.Starej Fuji mně musel slyšet jak o něm mluvím.Z focení samozřejmě lautr nic... :-/Doma dvě hodiny bádání na netu a ani hovno...Už jsem uvažoval nad posláním do…
  • Na stole / On the table

    6 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Pohled k Drážďanům.Vážně. View to Dresden city.Seriously.
  • Try breathe through fly

    1 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Představ si, že bojuješ sám se sebou DřešV uších kovadliny, v plicích oheňUž máš cíl na dosahA v tom jednom okamžiku se to celé změní v boj o životSmrt ti totiž vlítne do krkuA nožičky má od hoven... Imagine that you're fighting with yourselfHammers in ears, lungs in fireYes, You can touch the targetAnd in that one moment the whole fight turns into a fight for lifeYour life !Because the Death just flew into your neck. Suddenly.With shitty feets ...
  • Těžká dvojka / Two and couple

    19 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Teď všude frčej ty sportovní fotografie a tak jsem zkusil taky něco.Atletického, myslím. I tried sports photography today. An athletic theme, I guess.
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • So, What Happens In Vegas….

    cali
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:21 am
    Doesn’t always stay in Vegas. Especially the silliness. PhotoShop World, that anchor event in the photo calendar, always has a theme, wrapped in a mini-movie of purposefully dubious production values. This year riffed on Wayne’s World, with the redoubtable Scott Kelby doing a very convincing, capable Wayne and Corey Barker doing just a remarkably loopy version of Garth Algar, Dana Carvey’s character. Corey is a wonderful artist and PhotoShop master. Who knew he could do goofy this well? Especially at this PSW, when he got inducted into the PhotoShop Hall of Fame? Especially…
  • In the News….

    Joe McNally
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:04 am
    Shot this in 1980, at the Democratic National Convention, Madison Square Garden. The “Man from Plains” had been chosen this night to be the party’s nominee against Ronald Reagan, staving off a challenge from Teddy Kennedy. The night was euphoric and celebratory, but as we all know, Carter didn’t win his second term. He had struggled as president, and the voters reacted. Think what you will of his presidency, since leaving office he has defined himself as a force for good. I can’t think of another ex-President who has so positively used the leverage of having…
  • World Photo Day

    Joe McNally
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Just passed. Like so many attempts I’ve made at pictures themselves in the course of my career, I missed it. But I ruminated about it on the plane today, and thought I’d at least publish a favorite photo on the blog today. A picture for the day after. It is unpublished. Very typically, a large part of the story of a photographer’s life is written in those pictures that rarely, or never, see the light of day. That’s okay, really. The pictures that get run in big magazines become a communal experience, which is all to the good, and actually the point of shooting stories…
  • Things That Stay With You

    Joe McNally
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:11 am
    I had always wanted to meet Julian Bond. He had been a hero of mine since growing up in the sixties. He was a strong, articulate voice for fairness and voting rights, and just plain common sense when it came to the notion of governing. When I photographed him not too long ago, he seemed the picture of health. Now, suddenly, he’s gone. He will be missed. Photographers are in the memory business and our daily chore is to create visuals that reverberate, commemorate, or somehow creep into the ongoing consciousness of somebody, somewhere. If we’re successful, every once in a while we make a…
  • Back To Vegas….PSW 2015!

    cali
    5 Aug 2015 | 5:33 am
    Heading to Vegas next week, and PhotoShop World 2015. It’s always been a signature event, even more so now that it is an annual blowout instead of a twice yearly, bi-coastal romp amongst the pixels. I enjoy the company of photographers, as I’ve said many times, and all the talented instructors, the energy of the whole event, and the wonderfully supportive atmosphere the convention spawns. I also like Vegas. Is that horrendous to admit? I’ve listened to so many conversations over time excoriating Vegas, hanging at the edge of the group discussion, feeling like a hollow…
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    DIYPhotography

  • It’s A Bird…It’s A Plane…No, It’s Superman Riding A Drone Over London!

    Tiffany Mueller
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:01 am
    This is one I’ll definitely be filing under the “Why didn’t I think of that?!” category…A U.K. based photographer and professional image retoucher by the name of Barry Craig, had the ingenious idea to attach a plastic Superman toy to his Phantom 3 drone and take it for a fly-about over London’s Victoria Park. Oh, [...] The post It’s A Bird…It’s A Plane…No, It’s Superman Riding A Drone Over London! appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • How to Write a Photographer’s Bio…Or How NOT to

    Missy Mwac
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    I wrote a blog post yesterday explaining why I shan’t be attending a 2-day $1850 “business conference.” Read here. I posted it on my Facebook page and someone replied, asking me what I think constitutes a GOOD bio. It’s a very legit question, so I put on my very legit thinking cap and wrote down my [...] The post How to Write a Photographer’s Bio…Or How NOT to appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Watch A 12 Hours Photoshop Breakdown That Places Newly-Weds on The Planet Hoth

    Udi Tirosh
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:10 am
    Tanya Musgrave edited those lucky newly-weds away from their comfortable lawn and into the planet Hoth. If you look at the before and after it is quite a travel, even at Ludicrous speed. Tanya shares that the process took about 12 hours of actually working the image, without research object retrieval and getting council. What’s [...] The post Watch A 12 Hours Photoshop Breakdown That Places Newly-Weds on The Planet Hoth appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • 3 Lighting Setups (And 2 Tips) For Tasty Beverage Lighting

    Laya Gerlock
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:38 am
    I was inspired by Allen Mowery’s post on creating fake Ice cubes for beverage photography, but after a month I still can’t find clear craft beads here in my country. While I am trying to find those clear craft beads I wanted to share a tutorial with some tricks and lighting techniques you can use for non-fake-ice beverage shots. So here [...] The post 3 Lighting Setups (And 2 Tips) For Tasty Beverage Lighting appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • The Best Macro Lens You Probably Already Own

    JP Danko
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:24 am
    Here’s a quick tip for amazing macro photography using a the best macro lens you probably already own… Your old point-and-shoot camera – which is probably sitting in a closet somewhere gathering dust. Most point and shoot cameras have “macro mode” – otherwise known as “the little flower icon”. I use my nine year old Canon G9 exclusively [...] The post The Best Macro Lens You Probably Already Own appeared first on DIY Photography.
 
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    Image Sensors World

  • Yole Interviews Sunex on ADAS Cameras

    Vladimir Koifman
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:52 am
    Yole Developpement publishes an interview with Peter Hark, Director of Automotive Sales and Marketing at Sunex. Few quotes:"The low-end of [ADAS] market concerning rear view cameras is very mature and not very dynamic. The high-end is more about high resolution surround-view cameras from which images are stitched together to give a bird’s eye view of a car, i.e. for parking assist purposes. This area is enjoying high growth. Another growth area are forward-facing cameras which, due to new regulations (especially NCAP in Europe, but also in the U.S.), are being increasingly adopted.At Sunex,…
  • IHS Sees Bright Future for Gesture Control

    Vladimir Koifman
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:41 am
    IHS publishes a nice infographics on gesture control market:
  • Yole Report on Camera Module Market

    Vladimir Koifman
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:41 am
    Yole Developpement publishes 2015 Camera Module Industry Report. The Compact Camera Module (CCM) market is forecasted to double in the next five years."Driven by mobile and automotive applications, the CCM industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.8% from 2014 - 2020, reaching a total aggregate revenue of US$51B by 2020.Automotive module revenue reached $1.2B in 2014, and growing at a CAGR of 36% should reach $7.9B by 2020. This exceptional growth has mainly benefited the CCM industry’s second-tier players, but the response of market leaders will be worth watching.There is a different…
  • IEEE Open Access Papers

    Vladimir Koifman
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:28 am
    IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices opens an early access to ON Semi paper "A 47 Million Pixel High-Performance Interline CCD Image Sensor" by Shen Wang, Douglas A. Carpenter, Adam DeJager, James A. DiBella, James E. Doran, Robert P. Fabinski, Andrew Garland, James A. Johnson, and Ryan Yaniga. The 47MP CCD is said to be "the world’s highest resolution interline-transfer CCD, has been developed for industrial, machine vision, and aerial photography applications. The sensor features a 5.5-µm pixel, 16-output low-noise amplifier and a low-smear, fast-dump gate, horizontal lateral overflow…
  • Hynix Prepares 13MP Mobile Sensor Samples

    Vladimir Koifman
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:06 am
    Hynix Q3 2015 catalog lists 13MP, 1.12um pixel sensor engineering samples planned for Q4 2015:
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Removing Moiré Patterns in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:17 am
    Luckily, it’s something that I don’t run into a whole bunch, and I used to have to jump through a bunch of hoops in Photoshop when I did run into one of those pesky moiré patterns, but now Lightroom makes getting rid of them really quick and easy. While I’d like to think it only shows up on weird sports coats and dress patterns, the dreaded moiré sometimes shows up in the weirdest places — like the strap of a guitar. STEP ONE: If you look on the black guitar strap you can see a color pattern of large squares, especially up hear where our subject’s hair touches…
  • Black and White preference

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:05 am
    Here is a quick tip to help you with your Black and White conversions… make sure that “Apply auto mix when first converting to black and white” is turned on in the Preferences panel under the Presets tab. This will give you a head start in tweaking and fine tuning your black and white mix instead of looking at a straight row of sliders and having to guess at the best mix. Make sure that Auto-mix is turned on Without Auto-mix turned on, when you click on Black and White all of the sliders are in the middle With Auto-mix now there is a lovely wave in the sliders and you have…
  • Creating Contact Sheets With a ‘Slide Mount Look’ in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:22 pm
    I was looking online this week and saw an old sheet of color slides in those plastic sleeves where we used to store them in folders, and it made me start thinking about how cool it would be to have something like that in Lightroom where you could just click a button or two and it be there, so I set out to figure out how, and it’s easier than you’d think. It takes a little Photoshop up front (simple stuff), but once you’re done, you don’t have to go back to Photoshop at all again for this effect — it will live inside of Lightroom from here on out, just one click…
  • You’re Invited To Be a Part of My 8th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang – everybody that comes to this blog is a photographer, so I wanted to be sure to personally invite you to my 8th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™ which is coming Saturday, Oct 3rd all over the world. I’m leading a local walk in Sydney, Australia (my first time every in Australia, and I’m totally psyched!). All the details about the walk are over on my daily blog at scottkelby.com where I did a “Photo Walk Q&A” today so I hope you’ll pop over and check it out. It answers a lot of questions. If you’ve been on a photo walk before and you want…
  • How to get the new “Dehaze” slider on a brush

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:16 am
    Before we get into this, just a heads up: this isn’t a hidden feature — it’s a workaround for people who have Lightroom and Photoshop, but at least it works. First, the problem — as awesome as the new Dehaze slider is (it’s found in Lightroom CC’s “fx” menu), the problem with it is that it applies the effect to the entire image. For example, in the shot of Hong Kong above left, the background buildings (in Kowloon) are really hazy, but as you can see from the image on the right, while the Dehaze slider pretty much cuts the haze, it also makes the sky…
 
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    Photoinduced.com

  • Fast Takes: What To See

    Damon
    9 Aug 2015 | 5:27 am
    Although we all have a bit of G.A.S. (Gear Aquisition Syndrome), and we are all over the multiple screens, there are times you should really kick back, and visit some museums and galleries to see what photography looks like on the walls. And there is some fantastic work out there right now. In LA (actually […]
  • Nikon Updates The Standards..Plus!

    Damon
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:02 pm
    The main lens on my Nikon is the 24-70mm, f/ 2.8. It serves me well. A little heavy, not the VR as in some others in the bag, but solid,crisp,and a worker. Add the 70-200 2.8, a 20mm in the bag and I’m home free. Then Nikon goes and does this: 3 New lens announcements: […]
  • Bits and Bobs – Fast Looks At Some New Gear

    Damon
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Lots of new products are coming out to help you shoot, share, transport, maintain, post. Here is a quick look at products from ThinkTank, LensPen, TinType, Epic. First up: My favorite roller bag, the ThinkTank Airport International, has always been a perfect, discreet, plain luggage looking way to travel with your gear. But when you […]
  • iRig Mic HD – Citizen Journalism On A Budget

    Damon
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:19 pm
    The folks at iK Multimedia make some great products for the musician: mics, stands, pre-amps and apps, at a very affordable price for high quality recording tools. Sure, if you are the next Bob Dylan, this is great news. I’m not. I’m a curious tourist who like to capture life around me, either in stills […]
  • July 4th Fireworks Photos! A Simple Guide to Cool Images

    Damon
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:50 pm
    (This is a previously published article, but the fireworks haven’t changed, so it should all still hold true.) Living in A Powder Keg and Giving Off Sparks! What is it about fireworks that draws us close, cause us to emit uncontrollable ooohs and ahhhhs, and brings a group experience unlike any other? That shared , […]
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    Askthephotographer

  • Jajaran lensa wide angle canon

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:26 am
    Lensa wide angle memiliki karakter yang sangat powerful yakni memperkuat kesan jauh, kesan lebar dan kesan tinggi sehingga mampu menghadirkan kesan megah. Super wide angle zoom akan memberikan kenyamanan pengaturan perspektif selebar mungkin, bahkan saat anda menggunakan kamera dengan sensor crop/selain kamera 35mm. Untuk memaksimalkan fitur tersebut tentu dibutuhkan mata yang berpengalaman. Karena perspektif akan … Continue reading Jajaran lensa wide angle canon →
  • 12 Tips Fotografi handphone paling efektif

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Dalam dunia mobile saat ini kita akan lebih banyak menemukan kondisi dimana kamera handphone akan lebih berperan dibandingkan dengan kamera ukuran besar lainnya. Alasannya adalah karena kita membawa handphone kemanapun dan benda tersebut yang selalu siap dalam kondisi apapun. Untuk menghasilkan karya yang menarik tidak harus menggunakan kamera DSLR, jika kita mampu memaksimalkan fitur kamera … Continue reading 12 Tips Fotografi handphone paling efektif →
  • 2 Tips jitu fotografi landscape

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:15 am
    Maksimalkan sudut Sudut-sudut dalam susunan komposisi merupakan hal yang sangat penting sebab akan mempengaruhi bagaimana cara viewer melihat gambar. Seringkali seorang fotografer mempertimbangkan penggunaan rule of third namun perlu disadari bahwa rule of third tidak akan ada tanpa adanya sudut tersebut. Sudut/tepian frame seringkali terlupakan karena kita fokus terhadap subjek dan komposisinya. Mengapa sudut menjadi … Continue reading 2 Tips jitu fotografi landscape →
  • Kelebihan Lensa canon EF 

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Lebih dari 5 dekade canon telah melakukan inovasi untuk mendapatkan lensa yang lebih baik dan Lensa canon EF telah memiliki berbagai fitur menarik dengan harga yang relatif terjangkau. Berikut adalah kelebihan yang ditawarkannya : 1. Lensa aspherical Lensa aspherical pertama kali dikenalkan oleh canon untuk mengatasi Spherical aberration  sehingga mampu menghasilkan gambar yang tajam dari … Continue reading Kelebihan Lensa canon EF  →
  • 23 Tips fotografi landscape yang paling umum digunakan

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:11 am
    Berikut adalah 23 tips yang paling banyak digunakan oleh fotografer landscape dalam menghasilkan karya, antara lain : 1. Golden Hour dan blue huor Sesaat sebelum sd. sesudah matahari terbit akan menghasilkan cahaya kekuningan mampu menonjolkan detail dengan baik dan tampilan langit kekuningan yang sangat menarik. Atau blue hour sesaat sebelum dan sesudah matahari tenggelam akan menghasilkan … Continue reading 23 Tips fotografi landscape yang paling umum digunakan →
 
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    The Imaging Buffet

  • New PDF Guide on How to Manage Your Media Cards and an Additional Quick Tip

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:33 pm
    I’m very happy to announce a new PDF guide that I recently wrote for a fantastic photo tips website called Photzy.com. Front cover of the PDF Guide, available free for download from Photzy.com. Shown on the front of the guide is the Wedding Photographer Vest from TheVestGuy.com. It’s a product I use a lot, and I highly recommend their vests for safely and securely carrying cameras, media cards and a whole lot more. In the free guide, I cover some of my favorite strategies for managing those amazing (but easy to lose) devices called media cards. If you’ve ever had to lug around…
  • The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning Returns to NJ July 24-26, 2015

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    The balloons are returning to central NJ! For the 33rd year, the QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is happening at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ from Fri. July 24 to Sunday, July 26, 2015. The number of photo opportunities (especially when about 100 balloons are in the air), are always incredible. I’m personally excited to see the Darth Vader balloon return, joined this year (for the first time) by Yoda. The weather, based on a quick look at weather.com is looking ideal for all three days of the festival, which is important because if it is too windy, the balloons are…
  • BookCon 2015 Returns to NYC 5/30-31 – Tips for Navigating the Show and Links

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    29 May 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Love Books? I know I do. For the last three years I’ve been attending the BEA (Book Expo America), which is primarily an industry show for the book business. Last year, someone got the idea of running a consumer book show akin to Comic Con, which is a huge event that celebrates all things related to the comic book industry, held annually in multiple cities. I must say that it was a very good idea! Last year’s BookCon show was packed with people celebrating the very wide world of literature, from romance novels to stunning photography picture books (I personally favor these over the…
  • A Photo From the Jersey Shore with Commentary by Digital Photo Academy Instructor Bill Blanchard

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:39 am
    Today I’m happy to bring you another image with technical data, thoughts and comments from photographer and instructor at Digital Photo Academy, Bill Blanchard. This time, the subject of the photo is one of my favorite places, the Jersey Shore.  You may recognize the Fun Town Amusement Pier in Seaside Heights, NJ. The entire pier (as well as Casino Pier on the other side of the boardwalk) was heavily damaged during Hurricane Sandy (October, 2012) just about nine months after this photo was taken (1/10/2012). Unfortunately, the stately ferris wheel in the photograph was so badly…
  • WPPI 2015 Overview – Show Returns to Las Vegas on 2/28/2015

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    30 Dec 2014 | 10:22 am
    I’ve been attending photo shows sponsored by photo organizations, publications and other industry groups for over 20 years, and there are a few that really stand out in my mind for the quality of programs and the trade shows that usually accompany them. One of them, the PhotoPlus Expo, happens each Fall in New York City (you can read my review of the 2014 show here), and another fantastic one (Imaging USA) is being held this year in the beginning of February in Nashville, TN. I just received some information about the programming schedule for The Wedding & Portrait Photography…
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    Yanik's Photo School

  • Lights Out Feature in Lightroom

    Yanik
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:25 am
    I really like the Lights Out feature in Lightroom! I’ve been using it more many years now, mostly to review my images without any visual distractions. Some photographers I know even retouch their images in Dim mode! The feature is so second nature to me that when a few of you wrote in and asked about it, I thought it would be important to show it to you so that you can start adding it to your Lightroom workflow. So check it out! My Lightroom quick tip of the day: the Lights Out feature! Enjoy! If you liked this quick tip, check out my 2 completely FREE courses on Lightroom! LIGHTROOM…
  • Clipping Warnings – Lightroom Tips

    Yanik
    17 Aug 2015 | 4:45 am
    In this Lightroom Quick Tip, I’ll be showing you how to access and use a hidden yet very important feature in Lightroom: Clipping Warnings. Simply put, the clipping warnings feature allows you to easily see which areas of your photo is outside your photo’s dynamic range (at either end of the photo’s histogram). I’ll then show you how to use the clipping warnings feature to increase your photo’s dynamic range by using the Highlights and Shadows sliders. Enjoy! Do you want more Lightroom tutorials? Check out my FREE courses! LIGHTROOM PHOTO RETOUCHING LIGHTROOM…
  • The YPS Premium Movie Lightroom Presets Collection

    Yanik
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    The YPS Premium Movie Lightroom Presets Collection is out! This is the second YPS Lightroom presets collection and there are more coming! The next one will be a very cool collection called Light Leaks! The Light Leaks Lightroom Presets collection is probably my favorite one to create and it<s almost finished! Just on the heals of my Vintage Lightroom Presets collection, the Movie collection is 20 awesome looks to give your photos a cinematic feel like some of the great movie like 300 and Sin City. I’ve been creating these presets for over a year now and in the last few weeks…
  • How to Get a Straight Horizon – Lightroom Tips

    Yanik
    10 Aug 2015 | 5:47 am
    In this Lightroom Quick Tip I’ll be showing you 2 ways to quickly and easily get a straight horizon. We’ll be using the Straighten Tool as well as doing it manually by simply rotating the image until your horizon is straight. Enjoy! If you liked this quick tip, check out my 2 completely FREE courses on Lightroom! LIGHTROOM PHOTO RETOUCHING LIGHTROOM TECHNIQUES The post How to Get a Straight Horizon – Lightroom Tips appeared first on Yanik's Photo School.
  • Saving Serabie – The Fight Against Lion Hunting

    Yanik
    6 Aug 2015 | 5:37 am
    In early 2014, I saw a post by Alexandra Lamontagne who was looking for someone to go with her to South Africa and shoot a documentary film about the horrible practice of lion hunting. I was touched by her story of wanting to save the life of one of the baby lions she helped raise as a volunteer for 2 months. I got in touch with her, told her in complete transparency that I was a commercial photographer/filmmaker and had never shot a documentary before. I was glad she chose me! I was completely outside my comfort zone and I loved it! I was a one-man crew shooting McGiver style with an old…
 
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    Jeff and Lisa Photography

  • Dance.

    Lisa
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:39 am
    Last Monday in Tagaytay. When I stepped out of the van that morning for Jon and Rica’s wedding, the fog was so thick, I could barely see two meters ahead of me. But here’s a little secret: I loved it. Jeff and I will always wish for sunshine, but if it doesn’t happen, we shrug it off and go with it. The way we see it, there’s no point wasting time lamenting over the weather and worrying our couples more. What matters is finding the beauty in what is right there in front of you. It’s part of the story now, and it changes it into something that’s yours and…
  • Atsushi and Monica’s Wedding

    Lisa
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:27 am
    These two were set to be married August 2 last year and we were booked to join them since 2013, but Monica had to undergo surgery and the wedding had to be postponed by a year. In a way — and I don’t think she knows this — she saved me from myself. At that exact same time, I was alternately weeping or in a stupor. It was merely days after I broke my leg on a freak accident at a shoot on a deserted island, and also had surgery of my own. (All good now, no worries!) I had post-traumatic stress and was unable to talk to anyone but Jeff, but when I read her email, it was like…
  • Anton and Ana’s Tagaytay Wedding

    Lisa
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:32 am
    We first met Anton and Ana over Skype, as they were planning their Tagaytay wedding all the way from New York. I remember being smitten with Ana immediately, because really, that smile. I don’t even need to say more. Watching people and getting a feel for them and what makes them tick is second nature to me and Jeff now, but Anton was a little difficult to read. He was quiet the entire time, and cooking. I would later find out on the day of the wedding that he’s a chef. Lovely how they were able to build that into the wedding with some well thought out details. I wasn’t able…
  • Love and Stories

    Lisa
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:14 pm
    “Tell me a story.” During our freshman year in college, we’d often find ourselves lying down on his bedroom floor, listening to his mix tapes. I’d ask him to tell me stories of his childhood, of his life before me, of random things that happened to him that day. Since then, he’s been telling me stories. At some point over the years, he would tell me that I know all his stories already, that I’ve heard them all before, but I don’t care. He’s the best storyteller I know. It feels the same, and his voice soothes me all the same. I would fall asleep…
  • Carlo and Patricia’s Wedding

    Lisa
    30 May 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Jeff and I remember Carlo and Patricia’s wedding as the elegant intimate wedding with hundreds of guests. I know that sounds strange, using the word “intimate” for a large wedding, but going through the photos, these were people who genuinely loved them and celebrated with them. So maybe intimate has nothing to do with the number, but with how much you are loved by the people around you, and they just happen to have many who do. I adore Patricia. I light up every time I see her. She told me about her work while we were in her bridal car outside the church, and she spoke…
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    Photography For Real Estate

  • Do Professional Voice Overs In Tours Help Sell Listings?

    larry
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:43 pm
    Rob, a professional narrator, asked the following question: Do professional Voice Overs – when appropriately and strategically placed in a tour – help agents sell their listings faster? Does the voice over compel a buyer and say something different that cannot be captured through our lenses? I’m not talking about a one to two sentence […]
  • Combining a Flash Layer(s) With a Ambient Layer For a Real Estate Interior Photo

    larry
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:36 pm
    You may have noticed that more and more real estate photographers who post in the PFRE photo forum describe the technique they used as blending a flash layer with an ambient layer (like anjie b). Also, you will frequently see this technique used in winning photos in the PFRE monthly photo contest (like Anders Carlson). […]
  • What Size Photos Should Real Estate Photographers Deliver?

    larry
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Last week Tom ask about the size of photos he should deliver to his clients: I have been uploading photo files to my agents at the guidelines recommended in the September 9th, 2009 article you posted titled “What You Need To Know About Uploading To MLS” . Yesterday I had an agent tell me the […]
  • 8 Steps To Learning Real Estate Photography

    larry
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Last week Liz in Texas said: I am interested in taking a workshop on Real Estate Photography. I am in Texas, there are evening short workshops in Austin at Precision camera. I am more interested in totally immersing myself in learning the elements of RE Photography. FYI, I do have a degree in photography from […]
  • PFRE August Property Video Contest Extended To September 24

    larry
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Since we only have three property video contestants the August PFRE Videographer of the month contest will be extended to September 24. So you can submit video entries until that date. Before submitting entries please read the video  contest rules carefully.
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    Dodge & Burn

  • Dodge & Burn Book, Scheduled for 2017 Release

    28 Aug 2015 | 1:05 pm
    After almost eight years of writing the Dodge & Burn: Diversity in Photography History blog, I'm proud to announce that the next iteration of this endeavor to document a more inclusive history of photography will soon become a book.As of May 2015, I'm in contract with Focal Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis) and the book, tentatively titled Diversity in Contemporary Photography, is scheduled for release in 2017. The book, like the blog, will largely consist of photographer interviews, but will also include other chapters on photography collectives, photographers working…
  • Fast Forward: Women in Photography Conference

    21 Aug 2015 | 10:44 am
    From the series The MelaniesCopyright Orianne LopesTwo-Day Symposium at Tate Modern (UK)November 6 - 7, 2015This two-day conference explores the complex and dynamic evolution of the history of women in photography, from early commercial practices, to the impact of World War II on women and their work, to reframing the role of the archive.On day two of the conference (November 7th) in Session Five, I will be presenting the work of seven women photographers (like Orianne Lopes' above), some of whom I've come to know through their interviews here on Dodge & Burn. My presentation is titled…
  • In Memoriam: Photographer Kiripi Katembo Siku (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

    7 Aug 2015 | 9:33 am
    Photographer Kiripi Katembo Siku at work.The sad news of Kiripi Katembo Siku's passing crossed my Twitter feed today via OkayAfrica. A master of both the moving and still image, Siku was a Founding Director of Mutotu film production company and Executive Director of the Yango Biennale based in Kinshasa, Congo. He also founded the Kinshasa-based collective Yebela for photographers and video artists.A 2009 CNN article on contemporary African filmmakers featured a young Siku and his genius 7-minute film, Voiture en Carton (Cardboard Car). To avoid DRC government censorship laws, Siku made his…
  • Photographer Interview: Kalen Na'il Roach

    13 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Me, My Brother, My Cousin" from the series This is and This isn't My FamilyCopyright Kalen Na'il Roach D&B: Where are you from and where do you work/live now?KNR: I was born in Washington, DC but I’m from Lanham, MD in Prince George’s County.  After I graduated (from the International Center of Photography), I moved back there to my family home and that’s where I currently work and live.Your father used to photograph parties with a Polaroid 600 SE. Is he the one who introduced you to photography? He was in that scene from the mid ‘80s to the late…
  • The Photographer Interviews of 2014

    29 Dec 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Interviews are not easy. With hours of collaborative work behind each one, our photographer interviews are produced over the course of a few weeks, sometimes over a year or more. Despite the labor, after each one, I'm always encouraged to keep making new work. This year I was fortunate to interview 13 photographers, check the links below if you missed any. I hope they too leave you refreshed. Let's look forward to 2015!Cristobal Guerra"Gifs are like the neon Times Square signs of the internet, they're just so direct and particular to our times. You scroll through them and in a…
 
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    Flickr Blog

  • On Island Time

    Leticia Roncero
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    Our latest gallery will take you to the place where you wish you were right now: a remote, sunny island. Browse through the full collection on Flickr and enjoy the experience. Daydreaming is free! A gallery curated by Kim Metzger, Photo Editor for the Flickr Marketplace. https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js…
  • Flickr Friday: First Impression

    Leticia Roncero
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:15 am
    https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js First impressions are long lasting and powerful… and they happen quickly. Do your best to leave a good first impression with your photos this week! In this #FlickrFriday we invite you to take your best shot for the theme #FirstImpression. We will feature our favorite photos from submissions you share in the Flickr Friday group pool in the Flickr Blog next week. http://www.flickr.com/groups/flickrfriday/ Photo by Kyre Wood (https://flic.kr/p/mWHHen)
  • Flickr Friday: Hungry – The Selection

    Leticia Roncero
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:05 am
    The theme for last week’s #FlickrFriday was #‎Hungry and your photos were great and to the point! Thank you all for your wonderful submissions. These are some of our favorites. Visit the Flickr Friday group to see all the contributions: https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js…
  • Throwback Thursday: the Pets selection

    Matthew Roth
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:13 pm
    We had #Pets on our mind for Flickr #tbt and you brought us endless joy with your photos. Thanks for taking part and we hope you enjoy this selection of our favorites from the week. https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js…
  • Throwback Thursday: Bikes and Beards!

    Matthew Roth
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:05 am
    https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js This week’s Flickr #TBT theme is #BikesAndBeards! Share your favorite pics on our Facebook page, and we’ll show the best ones next week on the Flickr Blog. (Original photo from Tommy, used with permission)
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    camera 47 : create | repeat

  • Bull Riding at the Polk County Fair

    jonesoliver
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:15 am
    The Polk County Fair and Rodeo – not only did it produce more good barrel racing images than the bronc events – but the bull riding images were some of the best from the night.  I often don’t shoot straight into the gate – but on this evening it worked well.  And like the barrels … Continue reading Bull Riding at the Polk County Fair →
  • Barrel Racing at the Polk County Fair

    jonesoliver
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:19 am
    As I mentioned over on the Camera 47 FB page – it’s an odd day when I get more barrel racing keepers than  from the bronc events.  But that’s exactly what happened up at the Polk County Fair  – rodeo provided by Wild West Events, Inc.  It was mostly an evening of rough stock (bareback … Continue reading Barrel Racing at the Polk County Fair →
  • Test & Tune at the Willamette Speedway

    jonesoliver
    10 Aug 2015 | 6:14 am
    This had been on my “list” for awhile and last Friday night during their Test & Tune evening, a buddy and I headed on out to the dirt track at the Willamette Speedway.  It’s just unfortunate that I can’t push some dirt, exhaust, and engine rumbling through the screen to you. This was the first … Continue reading Test & Tune at the Willamette Speedway →
  • 2015 Great Oregon Steam Up: Part 2

    jonesoliver
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Yesterday’s post from the 2015 Great Oregon Steam Up had images from the Oregon Electric Railway Museum.  Today’s post includes steam tractors, fire trucks, and some farm tractors. If you read yesterday’s post – just for fun, I suggested that the last photo gave a hint about today’s post.  That hint: IR.  As for the … Continue reading 2015 Great Oregon Steam Up: Part 2 →
  • 2015 Great Oregon Steam Up: Part 1

    jonesoliver
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    This last Saturday, I had a chance to head out to the annual Great Oregon Steam Up.  It’s an event I haven’t visited in a few years – and much like car shows – these sorts of photos are not my strength – making it a great challenge to pull together a few reasonable photos.  … Continue reading 2015 Great Oregon Steam Up: Part 1 →
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    Cameratown.com Digital Photography News

  • Canon Announces the EOS M3 Interchangeable Lens Camera

    25 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Canon today announced the EOS M3, a compact and stylish interchangeable lens digital camera created for enthusiast photographers who demand premium performance. Fusing Canon's outstanding image quality and DSLR-levels of control in a small and lightweight camera body, the EOS M3 camera offers the ability to capture important moments in outstanding detail. At the heart of the EOS M3 camera is Canon's latest and most advanced digital imaging technologies, including the company's high-resolution 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor and its most advanced image processor, DIGIC 6, delivering…
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II- Micro Four-Thirds Camera with 5-Axis Stabilization and 4k Timelapse Mode

    24 Aug 2015 | 12:30 am
    Olympus introduces the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II, a small, stylish, entry-level camera body with powerful in-body 5-axis image stabilization. As the successor to the Olympus OM-D E-M10, the OM-D E-M10 Mark II combines the award-winning power of the OM-D family, first-class quality of 5-axis image stabilization and an all-new design with improved ergonomics. The Olympus OM-D series brings flawless, professional-quality images and video to photographers of all levels.
  • Shane Black Joins Timelapse Workshops as Special Guest Instructor for Death Valley Workshops Sept 30 - Oct 6, 2015

    16 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Timelapse Workshops is proud to announce that Timelapse Specialist Shane Black will be joining Instructor Ron Risman for two night-sky timelapse workshops from September 30 - October 6th, 2015.
  • Canon Introduces First Ultra High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera Featuring ISO Equivalent of over 4,000,000

    29 Jul 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Canon today has introduced the Company’s first multi-purpose camera, the new ME20F-SH, which delivers exceptionally high sensitivity to capture Full HD video with a minimum subject illumination of less than 0.0005 lux1 (at maximum 75 dB gain setting, equivalent to an ISO sensitivity of over 4,000,000). Nighttime surveillance and security, cinematic production, reality television, and nature/wildlife documentaries are just some of the ME20F-SH’s many possible usage applications.
  • Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta is Available Now for Download

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Blackmagic Design today announced that the public beta of DaVinci Resolve 12, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. The new DaVinci Resolve 12 is the software’s biggest update ever and includes powerful new features, making it both the world’s most powerful editing system as well as the world’s most advanced color grading system. The DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta will allow customers to start testing and integrating it into their facilities, and will provide us with valuable feedback that will greatly…
 
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  • #AskScottWyden Having A Nomadic Photography Business

    Scott
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    I received a fantastic question recently. One that I never thought I would ever receive. But that’s the beauty of the #AskScottWyden series! This question talks all about being a nomad and photographer. Or more specifically, how to run a full time photography business while maintaining a nomadic lifestyle. The photographer has traveled for a very long time and now wants to start a full time photography business along his travels. You will see in my answer that it is definitely possible. But there is no “in stone” method to running a business like that. I hope you enjoy the…
  • When You Hit A Wall, Try Something Different

    Scott
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’ve said this many times in previous articles, but I think it is worth reminding my readers of this simple idea. If you ever get into a creative slump, a photographer’s block or any sort of place where you are feeling uninspired and not creative… Go try something different. Go for a 3 mile photowalk. Try a different photo technique. Use a technique you really dislike, and make it worth your while. #HDR #SelectiveColor Challenge yourself. Give yourself a project, even if short term. During a recent photowalk in New York City I decided to photograph the unique doors of New…
  • #AskScottWyden – Film In A Digital World

    Scott
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today’s question caught me off guard. Maybe it shouldn’t have, but it did.  If you have considered film then this might be a worthwhile question and answer for you to read. But before I get into the question, I am curious if you are using film these days. Please leave a comment and let me know. Make your comment even better by sharing what film camera and even what film you’re using. Bob asked: “Do you see any value in the use of film, either 35 or medium format, in a digital world?” Fantastic question, and a really hot topic these days. It’s…
  • Main Street Bridge in Jacksonville

    Scott
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    I only spent a couple of hours in Jacksonville, Florida so I didn’t have much time to really explore. But while walking around I had no choice (seriously) to photography this beautiful bridge. But all I had was one lens and no tripod. And it was very hot and sunny. This photo is available for sale So instead of fighting the brutal sun and light, I decided to go for black and white and bring out all the amazing detail from the bridge. I hope that those from Jacksonville appreciate it, and to those who love bridges, well, pick up a print. Here’s to getting back there again and…
  • Emmett’s First Cake (Smash)

    Scott
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Emmett turned one, and never had a taste of cake. So for his first birthday, his parents gave him the opportunity to try some cake. And sit on a cake. This is my favorite photo from Emmett’s cake smash for his first birthday. This photo was made 100% with natural light, through a large kitchen window. We opted for not using a white backdrop so the hardwood floor was included. That adds more of a sense of “home” and nostalgia to a portrait. Emmett was originally dressed as Mickey Mouse, but he wasn’t feeling the bow so much, so he eventually pulled it off. By the way,…
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • Bid Goodbye to Pictage And Say Hello To ShootProof

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    By the end of September, Pictage, a service you may have either used or have heard of, will be dead. If you banked on storing all your high resolution photographs on their servers, you may want to start downloading them now and backing them up. Are there alternatives to Pictage? Yes, there are. But the one I depend on is ShootProof. I have enjoyed using ShootProof so much that I signed up to be an affiliate partner. So, yes, I make a small commission for promoting them, but I do so from the perspective of an actual user. Photography Storage & Archive ShootProof‘s business model is…
  • Announcing The 5th Annual Tiffinbox Award

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    On or close to my birthday, every year for the last four years, I have recognized and tipped my hat to a photographer-teacher in the industry who makes a significant impact on people’s life. The first four awardees of the Annual Tiffinbox Award are: David duChemin, Spencer Lum, Jamie Swanson and Jenika McDavitt. This year, I am thrilled to announce the 5th Annual Tiffinbox Award goes to Neil van Niekerk, a South African photographer, teacher, author and speaker who now calls New Jersey home. Neil publishes two blogs, One Perfect Moment and Tangents, a blog I recommend every photographer…
  • Can Photobooth Supply Company Help Your Bottom Line?

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:51 am
    Meet Brandon Wong, a wedding photographer based in Orange County, California, and listen to the story behind how he and his wife Katrina Santos decided to launch Photobooth Supply Company. As a busy studio they began to cap off at 30 weddings a year. Savvy business owners, Brandon and Katrina were looking for ways of expanding their business and bring in more revenue without having to be personally involved in the service. They hit upon the idea of offering photo booths but the only ones available were expensive and kludgy. After sinking nearly $15,000 into a photo booth set up that…
  • Bringing Becky Back Home, Fighting Acute Liver Failure

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:35 pm
    You don’t know Becky yet. She is married to David, a photographer just like you. In fact, it was only a few months ago that David and Becky celebrated their wedding with family and friends in Connecticut. Soon after they returned from Hawaii, where they were vacationing for their honeymoon, Becky suffered what in medical terms is called Acute Liver Failure. She has been hospitalized for the last seven weeks, now waiting for a liver transplant at Yale-New Haven Medical Center. David is a wedding and fashion photographer based in Connecticut. As a neighbor, friend and peer, I…
  • Blogging Brilliantly For Your Photography Business

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:16 pm
    She doesn’t have much of a southern drawl, but Christine Tremoulet is a business coach based in Houston, Texas. Christine is ideally positioned to teach you about blogging and it’s not because she coined the word “WordPress.” She is intimately involved in helping business owners like you make a mark online; with well defined intentions, purpose, clarity and focus. She has been blogging for nearly 15 years now! Blogging Brilliantly is 30 days of pro advice from blogging & business expert, Christine Tremoulet. Learn what to write, how to write it, and ways to…
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    maine wedding photography blog

  • nana's 90th

    emilie
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Our entire family will gather later today for an end-of-summer bbq and birthday party, as we usually do, to celebrate my Nana who turns 90 (!) today. We're toasting at a very special place, Lake Wentworth in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, where she has called home each summer since she was a child (and then continued the tradition with her own children and so on). I was lucky to spend several of my early childhood summers at "the lake" and can't put into words what it means to watch my children make their own memories here.Last August, we enlisted the help of the very talented Meg and Dave to…
  • family portrait session at Linekin Bay Resort in Boothbay Harbor

    whitney
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Sharon and her family hadn’t been together at Linekin Bay Resort in 28 years.  Along with her two brothers, Rick and Rob, and their parents, Jane and Ed, they used to vacation at the rustic Boothbay Harbor destination during their childhood.  This annual family ritual began when Rob was 2-years old, but as the kids got older, Sharon went to school, Rick went to camp in the Adirondacks, and life happened, they drifted from this place.  Nothing better than celebrating Jane and Ed’s 50 years of marriage to bring everyone back for a week-long retreat at the place where you…
  • coastal Maine wedding of Stefanie and Bryan at Newagen Seaside Inn

    denise
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    This was one of those weddings that just flew by!  Whitney and I started late morning and snapped away until well into the reception, but it went by in a blur.   I knew Stefanie was going to be a fun bride already, since we had met, and she did not disappoint.  There's so much energy buzzing around in that tiny body, it just makes you smile.  She looked classically beautiful in her Grace Kelly-esque dress, and Bryan was equally handsome in a tailored blue suit.The ceremony was at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church overlooking Boothbay Harbor.  Stefanie's father (known as…
  • weekday wedding at Newagen Seaside Inn in Southport, Maine

    emilie
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:54 am
    Nicole and Steve packed up a truck and moved to Texas. For a day. They realized they didn't like the heat, and turned back around toward New York. Such was the case for wedding plans, too. A large, elaborate wedding was in the works for next summer. Unenthused by the stress of the process, they made a pivot and chose a destination wedding at Newagen Seaside Inn. They invited 30 friends and family with one of the most creative and daring wedding invitations I have seen, laser cut by a friend.Their casual Thursday afternoon celebration was marked by a quick ceremony that included a joint…
  • East End beach family portrait

    emilie
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:09 pm
    By now you've likely caught onto the fact that the Eastern Prom is a place I frequent often for portraits. Dock, rocks, beach, paths, trees, ocean – so many options in such a small area. No matter the weather, we can usually figure out something that works. On this particular evening, I was lucky to reunite with my former neighbors for our annual holiday card portrait and a little catching up in between shooting. So if you're on their Christmas card list, please skip this post so you'll be surprised in December. ;) 
 
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    Graf Nature Photography

  • Hell’s Canyon Petrified Wood

    Mark
    15 Aug 2015 | 1:04 pm
  • I Spy

    Mark
    7 Aug 2015 | 4:59 pm
    It has been awhile since I became very excited about seeing potential in some new stone specimens.   In the past couple of weeks, I have acquired some new and interesting...
  • Light, Water & Stone

    Mark
    11 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    It probably goes without saying that many photographs you see have a lot of thought and meaning behind them that most viewers will probably never know about.   The viewer takes in...
  • Lake Huron photos

    Mark
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Lake Huron photos Lake Huron is the closest of the Great Lakes to where I live. I can reach the closest access point in about an hour.   It tends to...
  • West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve

    Mark
    29 May 2015 | 8:50 pm
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    PhotoNaturalist

  • Composition Basics In Microphotography

    Huub de Waard
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:36 am
    Portrait of small Jewel bug: Magnification 7, f/9, ISO 100 and 1/250 sec.Microphotography is magical because it takes us into a smaller universe of vibrant colors, exquisite details and extraordinary patterns that can literally take your breath away. I photograph invertebrates so close-up that they are transformed into large subjects. Through my images I aim to highlight the different characteristics of a variety of species – and their individual charm. Microphotography can be challenging because it involves moving in close and magnifying what is there beyond our normal perception of…
  • Watch The Perseid Meteor Shower This Week

    Steve Berardi
    11 Aug 2015 | 11:50 am
    Photo by anttler (used under the CC-Attr-NC-ND license)Every year between July and August, you can watch the Perseids meteor shower in the night sky. This year it’s supposed to peak on the night of August 13, so any night this week you should be able to see a good amount of meteors streaking across the sky. And, the Perseids is especially great this year because it occurs during a new moon, so the meteors won’t have to battle the brightness of the moon in the sky — allowing you to see MUCH more! To increase your chances of seeing some meteors, it’s also good to get away…
  • Captive vs. Wild Images

    Jim Braswell
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Common Raccoon / Photo by Jim BraswellToday’s post delves into an area we photographers often find ourselves … dealing with photographic ethics. Photographers have to constantly contend with ethics. Do you need a model release? Do you need a property release? Am I about to shoot on public property, or do I need to obtain permission to be here? As with everything in life, we have rules and regulations that we must adhere to when conducting our business. One of the most “gray areas” we encounter in nature photography is one of photographing wild animals versus…
  • How To Build Your Own Flash Bracket

    Robert Visconti
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Keeping on pace with my last post regarding external flash units, I’ve decided to show you one of my “do-it-yourself” (DIY) projects: building an external flash bracket. Having the majority of my lenses fitted with the same quick-release plates, this flash bracket mounts to all of them with ease and full versatility. Check it out: Assembled Flash Bracket What Is a Flash Bracket? Soon after I purchased my Better-Beamer, I started looking at external flash brackets for the long lenses. A flash bracket locates the external flash unit off (and, more importantly: higher up) from the lens.
  • Need Help Identifying a Bird In Your Photo? Check out this website!

    Steve Berardi
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Photo by Steve BerardiHave you ever photographed a bird and had no idea what kind it was? Sometimes it’s easy to identify it later by looking through a bird book, and sometimes not so much. And, even when you do identify it, it’s nice to get some confirmation from other people. Well, we’re in luck, because a team of ornithologists and computer scientists at Cornell have developed a web app called Merlin that helps you identify the bird in your photo. And, it works surprisingly well! I was skeptical of the app at first, but it accurately identified the bird species in numerous photos of…
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    The Digital Story

  • Download the NASA Astronaut Photography Manual

    30 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    NASA astronauts shooting with Hasselblad cameras created many iconic space photographs. And now we can read the same training manual NASA used to help them capture the best images possible. I just read a terrific post on www.ephotozine.com titled Take A Look At A NASA Astronaut Photography Manual where they share some of the tips from the manual and even provide a link to download it. I'm having a blast reading it. And I'll probably even pull out my 500C this weekend just for fun. Want to Comment on this Post? You can share your thoughts at the TDS...
  • Dropbox is Storage, but Sharing too

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:51 am
    Food for thought on why Dropbox is a good fit for the modern digital photographer - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/08/dropbox-is-storage-and-more.html
  • Canon Announces EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:56 pm
    Canon releases an update to one of the most useful prime lenses for DSLR photographers: the 35mm f/1.4. The optic features Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics with a fast maximum aperture for shooting in low-light situations and controlling depth of field. Full time manual focus override, two aspherical elements, and one Ultra Low Dispersion element highlight this well-specified optic. Other noteworthy features include: Works with both full frame and APS-C bodies. A minimum focus distance of 11" with a 0.21x maximum magnification benefits working with close-up subjects. Fluorine coatings on the…
  • How is the New Olympus E-M10 Mark II Better?

    25 Aug 2015 | 9:23 am
    Here are the major improvements of the new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II over its award-winning predecessor - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/08/new-omd-em10-mark2-improvements.html
  • "Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II, Eye-Fi for WiFi Cameras?" - Photo Podcast 494

    25 Aug 2015 | 12:20 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: The Inside Scoop on the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II, Eye-Fi for WiFi Cameras? Apple RAW Update - all of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/08/olympus-omd-em10-mark2-podcast-494.html
 
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    Faby and Carlo

  • Review Your Security Measures Now!

    Carlo Nicora
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:30 pm
    If you are a boudoir photographer, you should be paranoid about security. If I sound paranoid, it is because I am, as we value our customers’ privacy. Let me digress a little, going back a few weeks ago, when we decided to review our security measures, tighten them even more than we did before. A customer, to whom we gave access to a particular online application to see her images, warned us that she was able to see her password in the page code. Let me tell you that my blood disappeared from my body so quickly I was not able to speak. It took me a while to regain my composure, and…
  • How to Love Your Body in 4 simple steps

    Carlo Nicora
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Do you love your body? Have you ever stopped in front of the mirror appreciating what you see? When I was in my early twenty, I was a boy of 177cm (5’10 1/2) for 60kgs (9.5stones). I was thin. In the past fifteen years, my height has not shifted much, but I have put on 17kgs (2.7stones). Do you think because I am a man I have a different sensibility to my body than women have? Maybe I do, but what I can tell you is that it is not easy to see my body changing so much. Still, if you ask me “do you love your body?“, the answer is a big, fat yes. So, how can the mantra…
  • Photography Backup Strategy

    Carlo Nicora
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Our backup strategy got hit, yesterday, by two main hits. The first is that our backup RAID enclosure is not any longer supported on newest OS X, and the second is that the computer that manages our backups is rapidly reaching the end of life after more than six years of service. The backup strategy so far has been based on a Western Digital My Studio II and an external USB drive connected to our old iMac. So far, instead of buying new enclosure every other months, we have just replaced and formatted the physical drives inside the Western Digital enclosure, but with OS X Yosemite the WD…
  • aeriereal: can you see your real body?

    Carlo Nicora
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:30 pm
    #aeriereal is a relatively new campaign from American Eagle underwear that, with a bold move, published a campaign without photoshop. #aeriereal is not an entirely new idea, but this time it seems it is getting some tractions, at least considering that #aeriereal campaign increased the brand sales by 10%. Are we slave to the “photoshop cream“? Many photographers and subjects seems to think that beauty is not what beauty really is, but what we can digitally enhance in it. In this post I will challenge you, your thinking, your perception of yourself. I will poke your self esteem and…
  • How many times you challenge your post processing style?

    Carlo Nicora
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The post processing style is something that, together with your photography style, will define you as photographer. The post processing style is both about the use of colours as well as the way you work on your subject’s skin. How many times do you challenge your post processing style? How much time you let a specific post processing style to settle, before you change it? To us, a balanced and durable approach to post processing is the best option. Don’t let your post processing jump from one place to another, but neither stop questioning if you can do something differently. It is…
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    PhotoDay

  • ...Painter, Then or Now ?

    24 Aug 2015 | 1:34 pm
    .....The Anacortes Art Festival.Anacortes, Washington.Summer, 2015...... Made on a Mac ©2015...Jim Scolman. 
  • The Working Anacortes Waterfront.

    20 Aug 2015 | 12:35 pm
    .....The Anacortes, Washington still works during the Art Festival.The Anacortes Art Festival.Summer, 2015.....Made on a Mac ©2015...Jim Scolman. 
  • ...waiting for the photo booth.

    19 Aug 2015 | 10:49 am
    ........next in line at the photo booth.A wedding.Summer, 2015.....Made on a Mac ©2015...Jim Scolman. 
  • The King of Wings.

    17 Aug 2015 | 1:55 pm
    .....Crazy fast winged sprint cars.Evergreen Speedway, Monroe, Wasington.Summer, 2015......Made on a Mac ©2015...Jim Scolman. 
  • ...at the South Restaurant.

    13 Aug 2015 | 10:31 am
    .....The very good South Restaurant.Leavenworth, Washington.Summer, 2015......Made on a Mac ©2015...Jim Scolman. 
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    Out There Images Blog

  • New Business Name and Website

    admin
    7 Aug 2015 | 10:38 am
    We’ve rebranded our business as Visual Adventures and have moved to our new website at www.VisAdventures.com. Come and check us out!
  • Venus Transit

    newposts
    14 Jun 2012 | 11:05 am
    Last week we had a wonderful opportunity to photograph Venus as it crossed between planet Earth and the sun. I photographed it here through the clouds with a Nikon D7000, Nikon 200-400mm f4, and a 1.4x TC. I didn’t have a Neutral Density filter handy, so I waited until the clouds obscured the sun in order to get the shot. Even so, I was shooting at ISO 100, f45 and 1/8000 second. Venus as it transits the sun.
  • Abstracts from the Tacoma Museum of Glass

    newposts
    16 May 2012 | 4:39 pm
    When I need a shot of creative energy, I head over to the Tacoma Museum of Glass. The colors, shapes, and patterns always clear my mind and give me that much-needed quick burst of photo inspiration. These images are from the Chihuly Bridge of Glass. Chihuly bridge of glass. Mike Hagen - Out There Images, Inc. Chihuly bridge of glass. Mike Hagen - Out There Images, Inc. Chihuly bridge of glass. Mike Hagen - Out There Images, Inc. Chihuly bridge of glass. Mike Hagen - Out There Images, Inc. Chihuly bridge of glass. Mike Hagen - Out There Images, Inc. Chihuly bridge of glass. Mike Hagen - Out…
  • Spring Clouds and Adirondack Chairs

    newposts
    12 May 2012 | 7:11 am
    Last week, my wife and I were downtown in Gig Harbor, WA at a party and the group was trying hard to enjoy one of our first quasi-good days of the year. Trouble is, those pesky clouds kept getting in the way of the sun. The sun would peek out from the clouds and we would all shuttle outside to bask in the rays. As soon as the sun hid from view, everyone shuttled back indoors to the warmth of the beach house. Here’s a pic of the front yard and the empty adirondack chairs around the fire pit. I think the image perfectly conveys life in the Northwest. We love our beautiful scenery and…
  • What’s Your Impossible Shot?

    newposts
    8 May 2012 | 5:53 pm
    Basketball hoop from a kid's perspective. The other day I was out shooting baskets with my kids, nephews, and their friends. Our basketball hoop is adjustable from 6′ to 10′ so my daughter and her cousins kept it at 6′ so they could make the shots. I raised it up to 10′ and one of the kids stopped attempting to make baskets because it was too high. I encouraged him of course, but that didn’t do much to sway him because he had already made the decision that the shot was impossible. Just to gain perspective, I got down on my knees and looked up at the basket…
 
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    Photocrati

  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 45

    Editor
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:31 am
    via moleskp Filter used: Normal “One of the most attractive things about the flowers is their beautiful reserve.” ~ Henry David Thoreau via nickpappagallo Filter used: Normal Cowboylife Personal project Prints avail at: http://www.npappagallo.com personal project via teresaneuhaus Filter used: Hefe Perfect heart shaped within a rock. via ponycargirlnyc Filter used: Normal All the fire… in DC. via nickpappagallo Filter used: Normal Cowboylife portrait of at Prints avail at: http://www.npappagallo.com personal project via dirkvandenberk Filter used: Normal Striped New York via…
  • Photocrati Theme Widget Areas

    Scott
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Your photography website is extremely personal, so you need the ability to customize settings easily and place content in many locations. So we decided to add a variety of new and very useful widget areas into the theme. Many of these new widgets are included in the new homepage template. However, many are also for posts, pages and globally. Lets start with what’s available for the homepage first, and then posts and pages and we will finish with the global widget areas. Homepage Widgets As you can see from the screenshot above, there are 4 new homepage widgets, for use with the new…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 44

    Editor
    21 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    via ostinellicristiano Filter used: Normal via moleskp Filter used: Normal There’s just something about good old-fashioned marigolds via teresaneuhaus Filter used: Juno Peaceful reflections. via teresaneuhaus Filter used: Lo-fi From where I sit. via teresaneuhaus Filter used: Lo-fi So serene. via moleskp Filter used: Normal August days were made for this via scottwoodphoto Filter used: Normal From a storm chasing trip to Northern Arizona via nickpappagallo Filter used: Normal Cowboylife today features an Prints avail at: http://www.npappagallo.com personal project via teresaneuhaus…
  • Photocrati Theme Blog Templates

    Scott
    18 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    One thing that we have learned over the years is just how personal each individual website is to each individual photographer. Up until now the Photocrati Theme had one blog layout.  We will call that Legacy, since that is what we are now calling it in the theme. After a lot of research into what layouts photographers love the most, we decided to change and improve what our theme offers. So As of Photocrati Theme version 4.9, there are 7 blog templates, including Legacy. Yes, you can now choose from the multiple blog template styles available within the theme. These include Masonry which…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 43

    Editor
    14 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    via tomasbarron_dwp Filter used: Normal Bride & Groom via mweck_photo Filter used: Normal Watching Aurora. via ponycargirlnyc Filter used: Normal Lites shot from the Sunday in #Detroit. Happy Friday! via teresaneuhaus Filter used: Juno Graffiti heart in Minneapolis. via teresaneuhaus Filter used: Juno Spent the morning with @mannyone1961 taking photos. Thanks for the fun day Manny! via tomasbarron_dwp Filter used: Normal Wedding day!!! via nickpappagallo Filter used: Normal Cowboylife scene with lantern and keys personal project via mweck_photo Filter used: Normal Prefectly ready for my…
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    MCP Actions

  • Create Magical Children’s Images with a Few Special Photoshop Touches

    Jodi Friedman
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Create Magical Children’s Images with a Few Special Photoshop Touches 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…
  • How to Take Pictures of Lightning

    MCP Actions
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    At the first crack of thunder, I start getting excited! I drop what I’m doing, grab my camera and tripod and head to my “go to” spot to capture lightning photos. In this tutorial, I’ll share with you the equipment I use and some recommended camera settings.  First things first – that’s safety!  No picture is worth putting yourself in danger.  I am by no means a meteorologist, although there is one in my family so maybe it’s in the genes…or maybe not. Here are some Lightning Safety Tips you may want to review. Equipment: DSLR Camera Corded…
  • Mixing Manual Edits and Actions to Pop an Image

    Jodi Friedman
    21 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Mixing Manual Edits and Actions to Pop an Image 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…
  • Underwater Photography for Beginners

    MCP Actions
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Let’s start this blog post with a disclaimer: I am incredibly new to the art of underwater photography. Full disclosure, I pretty much just started two months ago. Sometimes it helps to talk to someone who is at the start when you are also at the start, cause it’s amazing how quickly we can forget our struggles when something has become second nature, so that is why I am writing this article, not because I am an expert, but because I am learning too and all this new knowledge is very top of mind for me. The Gear I used aDiCAPac (bag style) underwater case. I selected this case because it…
  • How to Enhance Blue Skies the Easy Way in Two Seconds in Lightroom

    Jodi Friedman
    14 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: How to Enhance Blue Skies the Easy Way in Lightroom 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…
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    The Bigger Picture | Smithsonian Institution Archives

  • See Here: 8/28/2015

    Sobersk
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Blog Categories: Collections in FocusBlog Tags: See HereNational Zoological ParkMammals
  • Link Love: 8/27/2015

    kapsalise
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Photshopping, Victorian-style. [via PetaPixel] A suitable home for an automotive archive; the General Motors historic carriage factory, Durant-Dort Factory One. [via Today's Motor Vehicles] New to the official Oxford Dictionary lexicon; manspreading, MacGyver, and Awesomesauce. [via InfoDocket] A massive treasure-trove of historic maps is now mobile! [via InfoDocket] 50 years of the National Mall from the Washingtonian Archive. [via Washingtonian] Imageine the possibilities: you can now 3D print with glass! [via Colassal] GLASS from Mediated Matter Group on Vimeo. Blog Tags: Link…
  • Science Service, Up Close: At the Front - War Correspondents and Cartoonists

    lafollettem
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    One early assumption about the Science Service collections was that the material would be of primary (if not sole) interest to historians of science, technology, and medicine. Soon, however, historians of journalism and mass communications realized that the records offered valuable new perspectives on the construction of science news and information during the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. One could, for example, analyze reporting approaches, growth of scientific photojournalism, the use of radio, and the collaboration between the media and technical experts.  Because the Science Service staff…
  • Women in Science Wednesday: Viola Shelly Schantz

    kapsalise
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Blog Categories: Smithsonian HistoryBlog Tags: Women in Science WednesdayScience History
  • Mending Tissues and More: Stabilizing the Macbeth Gallery Scrapbooks for Digitization

    Anonymous
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Marie Desrochers, Intern, Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institution ArchivesThis summer, Sarah Casto and I interned through a partnership of the Archives of American Art (AAA) and Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA). Our project to stabilize the Macbeth Gallery Scrapbooks, a collection of twenty scrapbooks in the collection of AAA, was generously funded by The Smithsonian Women’s Committee. More can be read about the history of the scrapbooks and the valuable information they contain here. Under the supervision of SIA’s senior conservator Nora Lockshin and AAA registrar Susan…
 
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    John Beardsworth

  • Every cloud….

    John
    7 Aug 2015 | 1:32 am
    Keswick’s landing stages must be one of the most-photographed locations in the Lake District. You can still get lovely images if you choose your time or conditions – early morning mist, still water, autumn colours, even the unusual angle of sunset in late June – but there will always be other people hanging around, and other photographers to avoid. If you do make eye contact with another photographer, you know you share his guilt of laziness in your choice of subject. I certainly wouldn’t be around that part of Derwentwater in the middle of an afternoon at the height…
  • Silence is golden?

    John
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:29 am
    Blea Tarn in March If you are worried, don’t be, I’ve not disappeared. I’ve just not posted anything for a while, but I’m frustratingly the same John as ever. Though with a beard, that is different! In the past I might have done quick posts on things such as the 2015 election which never happened here in Dulwich, apart from just 2 window posters, and our fraudulent system that allowed 1.5 million Scots to elect 56 MPs and 4 million UKIP voters to elect one (and I’m not pro-UKIP). Yes, I’m still angry at that, at least as much as one can be after being a…
  • Cynicism

    John
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    Speakers Corner I must have taken my first photos of Speakers Corner around 1989-90, so I’ve got thousands of negatives and digital files recording what’s supposed to symbolize our tradition of free speech. There was a time when I went quite often, and an hour at Speakers Corner seemed to fit in with meeting friends for dim sum or a bit of shopping on Oxford Street. I’ve gradually gone less and less, and I was quite surprised to discover that last year I’d been there four times. The year before it had been twice, and I’m pretty jaded by it. I don’t really…
  • War crimes

    John
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:18 am
    Stacy Kravitz‘s series of photographs of re-enactors depicting World War II Germans is interesting partly for her inclusion of herself in the pictures: For three consecutive years, Kranitz participated in nearly weeklong Battle of the Bulge re-enactments at Fort Indiantown Gap in Annville, Pennsylvania. She took on the part of Leni Riefenstahl—the “super brilliant,” “gifted,” but ultimately “fucked up” German filmmaker behind the infamous Nazi propaganda film Triumph of the Will—with whom she’d been fascinated since she was 15. While Kranitz and Camp were mostly…
  • A not-so-remote quarry

    John
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    Dalt’s Quarry is in Borrowdale, just off the path from Grange to Castle Crag I got back from the Lake District at the start of the week. Before I went the forecast really hadn’t been too promising – a series of low pressure systems rolling in from the Atlantic – but for various reasons I’d only made one trip up there this year, so I was really missing the place. In any case, early November is often the ideal time for autumn colours, and I also wanted to get to a vintage sports car rally I’d photographed last year at the top of the Honister Pass. The rally…
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    Photography Tips & Tricks

  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Zoo Photography and Zoom Tip – Episode 103

    Aaron Westgate
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    This week, Pete Collins joins RC and has a tip on zoo photography and how not to get those reflections when shooting through glass. RC has a zoom controls tip for working with the review zoom in your camera. This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Snapshot – MPIX Photobooks

    Aaron Westgate
    7 Aug 2015 | 1:11 pm
    In this Photography Tips and Tricks Product Snapshot, RC Concepcion goes over how easy it is to setup a Economy, Soft Cover Panoramic, and Premium Panoramic photo books with MPIX. Taking the digital memories that we create to a printed book could not be easier. Links from the show http://www.mpix.com/products/photobooks This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Working in Shade and ND Filter Hack – Episode 102

    Aaron Westgate
    6 Aug 2015 | 9:24 am
    This week, RC gives tips on shooting portraits outside and how to utilize the shade as best as you can. Pete pops on the show for a short tip on a quick neutral density filter fix. This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: High Speed Sync and Second Curtain Sync Speed – Episode 101

    Aaron Westgate
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    This week, RC talks about high speed sync in working with flash and answers viewer mail on second curtain sync speed. This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: White Balance and ISO Bracketing – Episode 100

    Aaron Westgate
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    On Photography Tips and Tricks this week, RC covers white balance and ISO bracketing along with use of smart objects to get rid of extra grain and noise. He then talks about collar lock vs. flip lock on tripods and shows off some new products from GTech. 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 Keith Carter

    johnpaulcaponigro
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:50 am
    Read 23 Quotes By Photographer Keith Carter. Read my Conversation With Keith Carter. View more 12 Great Photographs By Great Photographers. Explore The Essential Collection Of Quotes By Photographers.
  • 23 Quotes By Photographer Keith Carter

    johnpaulcaponigro
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    Enjoy this collection of quotes by photographer Keith Carter. “At a fundamental level photography is much like pointing, and all of us occasionally point at things: look at that, look at that sailboat, look at that tree, etc. etc.” – Keith Carter “The raw materials of photography are light and time and memory.” – Keith Carter “Sharpness is overrated.” – Keith Carter “When I started using the extreme short depth of field and single point of focus, I was trying to replicate my changing eyesight. We have binocular vision; one eye perceives space from the other. I…
  • Photographer Richard Benson Celebrates Photographer Lee Friedlander

    johnpaulcaponigro
    22 Aug 2015 | 5:28 am
    Photographer Richard Benson celebrates his friend Lee Friedlander’s photographs. Read my conversation with Richard Benson. Read my conversation with Lee Friedlander. View 12 Great Photographs By Lee Friedlander View The Self-Portraits Of Lee Friedlander. Explore 12 Great Photographs By Great Photographers Explore The Essential Collection Of Quotes By Photographers. Explore The Essential Collection Of Documentaries On Photographers.
  • The Self-Portraits Of Lee Friedlander

    johnpaulcaponigro
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:55 am
    Lee Friedlander’s inventive and complex series of self-portraits are both stimulating and challenging. View 12 Great Photographs By Photographer Lee Friedlander. Read 15 Quotes By Lee Friedlander here. Read my Conversation With Lee Friedlander here. View 12 Great Photographs By Great Photographers here.
  • 12 Great Photographs By Lee Friedlander

    johnpaulcaponigro
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:37 am
    View more 12 Great Photographs By Great Photographers. Explore The Essential Collection Of Quotes By Photographers.
 
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Weekend Enjoyment – AlvinII

    Moose
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:53 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website Yep, Alvin is back, we call him Alvin II since they don’t live that long. With […] The post Weekend Enjoyment – AlvinII appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
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    Front Page

  • Becoming a better travel and vacation photographer (VIDEO)

    David Cardinal
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:21 am
    Whether you take your travel photography seriously enough to go on specialized trips, or simply want to do a better job capturing memories from your vacation, there are plenty of useful tips and techniques in the talk I gave at B&H this Spring. The good news is, even if you missed it in person, it is now online and Free to watch, courtesy of the team at the B&H events center. Topics covered range from selecting gear, preparing for your trip, how to schedule your shooting day, best tactics for great photos, the ethics of travel photography, and how to correctly process and show off…
  • US-Mexico border in West Texas: Panoramas shot with the Sony RX100 IV

    David Cardinal
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:46 am
    On our recent trip from California to eastern Texas, we hugged the border much of the way across Texas. Some of it was fenced, but much of it is still amazingly wild, rugged, and beautiful. I was fortunate enough to have the new Sony RX100 Mark IV with me, which has an amazingly good Panorama mode, and able to quickly and easily capture these wide-format images that help convey the scope and grandeur of the region…
  • Sonora Desert Museum: Truly a museum turned inside-out

    David Cardinal
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:39 pm
    It has been many years since we last visited the Sonora Desert Museum, and it has only gotten better over time. Not only is it just about the best, and most fun, way to learn about the desert (specifically the Sonoran Desert, but also deserts in general), but the exhibits are remarkably photographer-friendly (while still being very respectful of the animals, like this young Mountain Lion). One thing that always strikes me when I visit is how little real contact we have with most of the creatures that inhabit our continent. For example, I have many thousands of photos of African Leopards in…
  • Sony RX100 Mark IV field tested: More camera for more money

    David Cardinal
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:57 am
    For those have followed the ground-breaking Sony RX100 since it became one of the first and best cameras to fit a 1-inch sensor into a compact form factor, each new version is eagerly anticipated. The good news is that Sony has steadily improved the camera's features with each updated model.
  • Think Tank Trifecta photo day pack Field Tested: A winner for those who want an accessible field bag

    David Cardinal
    5 Aug 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Regular readers will know that I’m a fan of Think Tank’s now-discontinued Sling-O-Matic easy-access field pack. I love the way I can get at my camera and lenses in any situation without putting the bag down. That’s critical in many nature photography situations, including when in marshes or even in crowded public places. Fortunately, Think Tank has come up with a new bag that gives me much of this same freedom, while adding the versatility of being a true backpack – The Think Tank Trifecta 8 and Think Tank Trifecta 10. I field-tested a Trifecta 10 on my Alaska bear photo safaris this…
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    Prolost

  • Street Shooting NYC with the Sony a7S

    Stu Maschwitz
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:44 am
    I've been having a lot of fun posting shots from my recent New York trip to Instagram. Most were made with my Sony a7S with Sony's 35mm F2.8 lens, which is an amazingly compact, capable street-shooting rig. All are processed with my Prolost Bespoke Vintage Presets. Metropolitan Life. Grandfathered. Stepping out. Crank. Here's the rig: For street shooting, I usually choose manual mode with auto-ISO, because the a7S does not allow you to set a minimum shutter speed in aperture-priority mode. I like at least 1/250 or faster for street shooting, and the a7S can definitely compensate with its…
  • Prolost Graduated Presets for Lightroom, Version 2.1

    Stu Maschwitz
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:58 pm
    A combination of Blockbuster Cyan and the new Fade preset group. With the release of Lightroom 2015.1/6.1, I’ve updated my Prolost Graduated Presets to version 2.1. You’ll recall that these Lightroom Develop presets, arranged in gradations, allow you to dial in common color adjustments by previewing and reacting, rather than moving a bunch of sliders (if you haven't seen this in action, watch this video). This updates adds the following three preset groups: Dehaze, as detailed here, not only makes it easier to visually adjust the new Dehaze effect, it makes it possible for Lightroom 6.1…
  • Lightroom June Update Adds Dehaze Control, These Free Presets Make Sure You Can Use It

    Stu Maschwitz
    15 Jun 2015 | 9:14 pm
    I can see clearly now, Dehaze is on. Adobe just released Lightroom 2015.1, also known as Lightroom 6.1, as well as Lightroom Mobile 1.5 for iOS. These are incremental updates to Lightroom’s spring release of 2015/6.0. There’s support for some additional cameras, local Black and White clipping controls, and a new effect for removing atmospheric haze from your photos. Some of the new features are only available to Creative Cloud subscribers, but I’ve released an update to the Prolost Graduated Presets for Lightroom that works around this limitation (and adds two powerful new preset groups…
  • A Hallway of Doors

    Stu Maschwitz
    8 Jun 2015 | 3:05 pm
    With both Offload and Slugline, I’ve had the opportunity to practice a theory about software User Experience. I call it the “hallway of doors,” and it’s a way of visualizing the tax levied on users by seemingly beneficial features and functionality. My favorite apps are the ones that do one thing, and do it well. The user experience of these single-purpose apps can be imagined as a hallway that the user travels down. There’s one way in (launching the app), and one way out (exporting a PDF of your screenplay in Slugline, successfully importing your camera media in Offload).
  • BulletProof Discontinued

    Stu Maschwitz
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:14 am
    Two years ago, Red Giant released BulletProof, a media management tool for video shooters. Today, they announced that it is being discontinued. Because I stood up in front of a thousand people at NAB two years ago — and all of the readers of Prolost — and pitched the vision of this app as “the other half of your camera,” I feel I owe you an explanation of what happened. BulletProof was not a successful product, for two important reasons: You didn’t buy it. BulletProof didn’t sell well. It never made enough money to cover its substantial development costs. That could have been…
 
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    The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast

  • TCF Ep. 288 - Gary Wagner

    23 Aug 2015 | 10:54 pm
    The beauty of the landscape is experienced in a unique and beautiful way when it is captured as a black and white photograph. Without the presence of color, the natural world is revealed using a very personal point of view, that of the photographer.. Shades of gray reveal the subtle nuances that are not immediately obvious when we see the world in full color.    Photographer Gary Wagner began exploring this world on film using a large-format camera and chemistry, but he has embraced the flexibility and control that digital provides, especially with his black and white imagery. …
  • TCF Ep. 287 - In Conversation 3

    17 Aug 2015 | 7:28 pm
    The last nine years of producing The Candid Frame have included hundreds of special and memorable conversations with great photographers. It’s also provided me not only unique insight into what it means to pursue one’s passion for making photographs, but also what it means to make the choice to lead a creative life. So, when my friend and fellow-photographer Bill Wadman posed the question as to what I’ve learned from all these conversations, we thought it a good idea to record our discussion and share it with you. Bill Wadman is the cohost along with Jeffery Saddoris of On…
  • TCF Ep. 286 - Muir Vidler

    9 Aug 2015 | 10:08 pm
    When it comes to portraits, people who are being their unique selves can result in the best photographs. In a world where digitally enhanced versions of ourselves are displayed everywhere, it’s refreshing to see images where real people are themselves. It’s made all the better when people who take pride in their uniqueness present themselves in front of the photographer’s lens. Muir Vidler is a editorial/commercial photographer who makes the most of such opportunities in all of his work. You can see it showcased especially well in his project, Rebels Without a Pause where he…
  • TCF Ep. 285 - Magdalena Sole

    2 Aug 2015 | 9:40 pm
    The culture of the Mississippi Delta is a wealthy one. Just as its land has been a rich source for cotton and soybean, the people of the Delta have been ripe for stories, both written and visual. Whether it’s William Faulkner with a typewriter or William Eggleston with his camera, each artist has proven the Delta as an endless source of inspiration. It’s a place that has lured many a photographer. But it’s a place filled with contradictions. As rich as it is for the creative artist, the existence of poverty, economic disparity and the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow is not…
  • TCF Ep. 284 - Matt Sweeney

    26 Jul 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Hollywood is a town that has been defined more by its myths than its realities. It's a town built on fiction and endless aspirations.  So, photographs that are free from the influence of publicists and marketing teams can seem jarring and surprising. But that can be a good thing. That's what Matt Sweeney's photographs do. They show an unexpected and beautiful side of Hollywood in the early eighties, where the 1-mile stretch between Hollywood and Vine and Hollywood and Highland was a setting of public theater with every kind of character, both big and small.  Taken during his early…
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    Photo Review Reviews

  • Lowepro Slingshot Edge 250

    19 Aug 2015 | 4:02 pm
    An update to Lowepro's compact, sling-style backpack, which is ideal for travellers with smaller DSLRs or CSC kits.
  • FIRST LOOK: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

    13 Aug 2015 | 6:40 pm
    An update to the popular rangefinder-style GX7 camera with higher resolution, improved performance, a tilt-and-swivel monitor and 4K movie recording.
  • Wacom Cintiq 27QHD Touch

    9 Aug 2015 | 5:44 pm
    A desktop pen and touch display that provides high-level precision for editing images and creating graphic design projects and is compatible with industry-standard software.
  • Canon PowerShot G3 X

    3 Aug 2015 | 12:16 am
    The latest high-end PowerShot boasts an enthusiast-grade, 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, a 25x optical zoom lens and compatibility with many Canon accessories.
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100S

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Canon's latest eight-ink dye-based A3+ printer is an excellent performer for display-quality prints and offers improved connectivity over the previous model.
 
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • Picking a Favorite Photograph

    RR Jr
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:31 am
    On Landscape is a great subscription based online magazine based out of the UK, and I really love their focus on photographers, photography, and promoting the art of landscape photography. I was recently asked by their editor to write an article for their “End Frame” column. It involves selecting a favorite photograph by another photographer and explaining why I made that selection. When I first thought about it, I found it an almost impossible task, akin to selecting a favorite song. But just like there have been influential musicians in my music career, David Muench came to mind…
  • Five Things I’m Enjoying Right Now

    RR Jr
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:26 am
    Olympus E-M1 –  1/80 sec @f/8. ISO 400, 40mm, no filters  I’ve posted “things I’m enjoying right now” lists before, but unfortunately never got in the habit of sharing them regularly. After seeing some good ones online from my favorite bloggers and realizing how much I liked them, I decided to give them another try. So here are five things I’ve been enjoying the past few weeks. Reading Louder Than Words: This new book from Todd Henry explores the importance of your personal voice as a creative person, regardless of your medium. It’s one of the best books I’ve read in a…
  • Five Landscape Paintings to Study as a Landscape Photographer

    RR Jr
    13 Aug 2015 | 9:45 am
    There are lots of wonderful landscape photographers that have inspired me throughout my career. Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter, Philip Hyde, David Muench, Galen Rowel – all iconic names that each and every aspiring nature photographer should become intimately familiar with. Their images continue to influence me to see and think about nature and the world around us. Whether through imitation or inspiration, studying their work is always time well spent. But the study of other art forms, specifically painting, can also provide a much-needed change of perspective for many photographers. Painting…
  • How to Avoid Burnout and Make Your Photography Meaningful

    RR Jr
    6 Aug 2015 | 11:14 am
    At the very first art fair I exhibited in, I met another photographer who was a veteran of the art fair circuit. I introduced myself, and we chatted about his work, past experiences, and what to expect from the weekend ahead. He was pleasant and laid back, and willing to answer all of my questions. Naturally I asked him for some advice about pricing and sales. He gave me some general advice about making a good first impression and being professional. We talked about demeanor, confidence, and developing a thick skin for criticism. But he also said something that caught my attention and has…
  • August 2015 Free Desktop Wallpaper – Mohonk Preserve

    RR Jr
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:47 am
    The August 2015 Free Desktop Wallpaper is now available for download. As always, come closer to nature in the Hudson Valley. 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”).
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    David Saxe/Photographs

  • The Art of Looking

    David Saxe
    6 Aug 2015 | 7:59 am
    Every photographer has their own way of working. It doesn’t matter what discipline you practice, you will, over time develop a method and routine getting the best picture possible. I am no different. As a documentary photographer, I have, over the past 40 years developed a way of seeking out and making photographs that bring […]
  • Venice Beach, CA

    David Saxe
    28 May 2015 | 6:16 am
    It’s often funny what one sees when walking about. Sometimes I walk out the door and think about what I want to see and as always I am disapointed because I will never find it. I know expectations can be fatal but I slip into it much too often. The best times are when I leave […]
  • Florida State Fair, 2014

    David Saxe
    14 May 2015 | 7:57 am
    Filed under: Color, Photograph
  • 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 […]
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    Misha Media Wedding Photography

  • Schaumburg Engagement Session | Izabela & Varun

    mindy
    14 Aug 2015 | 10:31 am
    xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest  
  • The Langham Hotel Weddings | Paolo & Patrick

    mindy
    7 Aug 2015 | 10:08 am
    xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest
  • Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus Weddings | Christina & Mike

    mindy
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:07 am
    xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Bride’s Guide: Ceremony: Notre Dame Parish Reception: Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus Photography and Videography: Misha Media Engagement Session: Misha Media Hair & Make-Up Artist: Tamara Hair & Makeup Artistry Limo: A Touch Of Class Flowers: Town & Country Gardens DJ: MDM […]
  • The Drake Hotel Chicago Weddings | Cassidy & Elliot

    mindy
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:13 am
    xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Bride’s Guide: Ceremony & Reception: The Drake Hotel Photography: Michele and Andy Engagement Session: Misha Media Designer of Wedding Gown: Brides by Demetrios Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka Bridesmaids Gown: Brides by Demetrios – Jordan Fashions Hair: Salon Shea Make-Up Artist: Christy Swain Beauty Wedding Coordinator: […]
  • Spring Valley Nature Center Engagement Session | Sarah & Steven

    mindy
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:21 am
    xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest
 
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • My Feature Film Project Gets Into Cinemalaya

    23 Aug 2015 | 4:44 am
    Last Saturday, August 15, 2015, the Cinemalaya Foundation finally announced the 10 lucky finalist for its 2016 Main Competition on Full-length Features, during the 2015 Festival Awards Night at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Cinemalaya is considered to be the most prestigious Independent Film Festival in the Philippines, so film fans from all over the country as well as the Press
  • Weekly Street Photos #39

    25 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    This week's theme: CHILDHOOD FANTASIES These are not posed. I had to wait a year to complete this set of three, since the elements in the photographs all happened by chance. I did not go around stalking children with this theme in mind, it was all luck. The photos are testaments to the wonderful magic that can happen when you become totally present and aware of everything that is happening
  • Weekly Street Photos #38

    19 Jul 2015 | 1:11 am
    This week's theme: RANDOM GROUP SHOTS Group shots,  particularly in street photography, are some of the hardest photos to shoot. Even in the studio, taking photographs of people in groups must be timed precisely so that each person will be in their proper position within the frame, and their individual expressions captured with everyone's eyes (ideally) open. Imagine doing all that in a split
  • Weekly Street Photos #37

    11 Jul 2015 | 8:44 pm
    This week's theme: ADVERTISING GRAPHICS Large graphic Ads are the easiest elements to juxtapose in "Street" photography, specially in urban spaces. In fact, a lot of photographers would actually wait in front of a particular image (or location) until something or someone walks into their shot. Although this strategy is quite effective and has been used by a lot of "Street Photography" Masters
  • Weekly Street Photos #36

    4 Jul 2015 | 7:44 pm
    This week's theme: SILHOUETTE Photographing silhouette is an imaging technique commonly used by most photographers, because it is fairly easy to do. But it is also one of the most stunningly graphic ways we can create photos, particularly in Black & White. Here are three examples: two high-contrast (1 dark, 1 light) and one low-contrast, I shot recently.    (Click on Photos for better viewing
 
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    Krishna Mohan Photography

  • Indian Roller With Broken Beak

    Krishna Mohan
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:59 am
    Returning from Mangalore, near Gurupura, I noticed this Indian roller, perched on the wire with its upper beak broken off. As the setting sun was shining its amber light on this bird, I wanted to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jungle Babbler

    Krishna Mohan
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:43 am
    I found this Jungle Babbler, foraging for insects during the morning walk at Bhuvanedra College, Karkala. I was using Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L II IS USM with Canon EF 2X III Extender on Canon EOS 5D... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Velvet Ant – Mutillidae

    Krishna Mohan
    14 Aug 2015 | 4:35 am
    I found this Velvet Ant, at Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park during my review of Canon EOS 5DS R. I used Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM with Canon EF 2X III Extender. Despite being a non... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Get Sharper Close-Ups

    Krishna Mohan
    7 Aug 2015 | 3:32 am
    One of your biggest goals in macro and close-up photography, is to draw attention to your subject. You want to make subject to really stand out. One way to achieve that is to make it the sharpest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Green Tortoise Beetle – Cassida circumdata

    Krishna Mohan
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:24 am
    I found this Green Tortoise Beetle (Cassida circumdata) in my garden last Sunday. I was using Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM illuminated by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Desi Baytan Photography

  • Family Studio Portraits

    photoblogger
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:20 am
    Tweet Family Studio Portraits with the King Family This fun family studio portraits with the King family was shot at my studio in Old Town Pasadena. And boy did we have fun! In fact, there was this one uncooperative toddler who made it a hilarious session. She did as she pleased showing up on camera whenever she wanted. I was able to get fun and happy shots full of smiles as they laughed when their baby sister march circles around them. The post Family Studio Portraits appeared first on Desi Baytan Photography.
  • Hilary Hamer Weddings and Events

    photoblogger
    13 Aug 2015 | 4:06 am
    Tweet Hilary Hamer Weddings and Events On this blog post I’m featuring Hilary Hamer Weddings and Events. I’ve had the privilege of working with Hilary on amazing weddings and every time I’ve been WOWed at what she can do. This was from Kathy and Asaad’s wedding details. I had to make a separate post just because it was so pretty. The post Hilary Hamer Weddings and Events appeared first on Desi Baytan Photography.
  • Backyard Wedding in Los Angeles

    photoblogger
    12 Aug 2015 | 3:36 am
    Tweet Backyard Wedding in Los Angeles with Kathy and Asaad This intimate backyard wedding in Los Angeles was one memorable event with a cast of colorful characters. Kathy and Asaad tied the knot surrounded by family and friends that was full of laughter as well as full of tears. It really goes to show that you can get married anywhere and at any age. Credit goes to Hilary Hamer Weddings and Events for coordinating this beautiful and unforgettable wedding. The post Backyard Wedding in Los Angeles appeared first on Desi Baytan Photography.
  • Calamigos Equestrian Wedding

    photoblogger
    5 Jun 2015 | 1:01 am
    Tweet Calamigos Equestrian Wedding with Whitney and Jason It was great to have worked with Modern LA Weddings on this Calamigos Equestrian Wedding with Whitney and Jason. Nam Lam and Hovik Harutyutyan did such an amazing job styling and coordinating this wedding. The couple, who reside in London, relied on Modern LA Weddings to coordinate this gorgeous wedding and boy were they surprised. Whitney’s jaw dropped as she entered the room. She was amazed beyond belief. Congratulations to the twosome on tying the knot. I feel so lucky to be a part of it. The post Calamigos Equestrian…
  • Millennium Biltmore Hotel Wedding

    photoblogger
    2 Jun 2015 | 12:20 am
    Tweet Millennium Biltmore Hotel Wedding with Loretta and JJ This Millennium Biltmore Hotel Wedding spared no expense. With grandeur and opulence bursting from the seams it was a fairytale come true. Held at a capacious ballroom and lit up like a Christmas tree by the one and only TMMPro team. This amazing wedding offered a boba tapioca bar catered by Ten Ren. And can you imagine that dessert bar? Loretta, the bride, also had two sets of wedding gowns. It was quite a feast for the eyes. Best wishes to the newlyweds, JJ and Loretta, for such a beautiful wedding and to all that made it…
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    Images In Light

  • Wide Angle Abstract

    Ross Murphy
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:36 pm
    5D Mk III, EF 11-24 f/4 L, 11mm, f/11, 1/80th secThe perfect lens for this shot, the 11-24 f/4 super wide angle lens, can be fun if you find the right composition.  5D Mk III, EF 16-35 f/4 L IS, 16mm, f/6, 1/100th secThis lens continues to amaze me. RossImages In Light
  • Just for fun - Made With Matter

    Ross Murphy
    11 Aug 2015 | 1:56 pm
    An App that I thought I would share, called Matter, its fun to play with and currently free in the App store. Make otherworldly images with a few simple taps.RossImages In Light
  • silhouette

    Ross Murphy
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II at f/3.5Larger ImageSilhouette's can be a very interesting to shoot, finding the right background is key, here is a fern set against a brooding sky, converted to black and white in lightroom. I especially like to shoot people in profile like this one here or this one.RossImages In Light
  • Stormy Weather

    Ross Murphy
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
     5Dmk III, 24-70 f/2.8 L II, f/9, 1/125 sec, 35mm hand held5Dmk III, 70-200 f/4 L IS, f/4, 1/800 sec, 100mm hand held 5Dmk III, 24-70 f/2.8 L II, f/10, 1/160 sec, 35mm hand heldI love shooting weather, one of these days I'll go storm chasing in the Midwest and chase some real weather, until then I will have to work with the occasional hurricane remnant that works its way up from Mexico like this one last weekend in Big Sur. I head out whenever possible if weather is in the forecast, the next trip to Yosemite will be based on that. Incoming weather is always a good opportunity…
  • Panasonic DMC-GX8 announced

    Ross Murphy
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:24 am
    Panasonic announced the new GX8 with some pretty nice specs for a M43 (micro 4/3) camera, 20mp's is a first for a M43. Dynamic range is supposed to be increased and new processing power is supposed to keep pace with the 16mp GX7's 6fps speed continuous AF. The Dual IS system, sounds very interesting. It combines sensor and optical lens stabilization. It seems Olympus has gone to sleep and left Panasonic to do the innovation in the micro four thirds realm, not sure why Olympus has been so quiet, perhaps they are preparing a 20mp sensor from Sony also. If this f/.95 lens was AF, I would…
 
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Chinese Restaurant in Tokyo

    Rich Legg
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 35 f/1.4 lens – 1/70 second, f/1.4, ISO 400
  • Downtown Manhattan

    Rich Legg
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:41 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 1/350 second, f/13, ISO 400
  • Brooklyn Bridge Sunset

    Rich Legg
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:10 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 1/60 second, f/22, ISO 400
  • Sasquatch

    Rich Legg
    10 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 50-140 f/2.8 lens – 1/45 second, f/2.8, ISO 200
  • Lightning Sky

    Rich Legg
    9 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 35 f/1.4 lens – 1/18 second, f/1.4, ISO 3200
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    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

  • Thanks to Jean Luc’s Girlfriend…

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Stuff I fly from Ketchikan, AK to Kodiak tomorrow via the “milk “run” that visits several small towns on the way to Juneau, AK. Then to Anchorage and then on to Kodiak. Wish me luck. Good luck also to Denise. She has the flu and has wisely decided to get well in Ketchikan for a [...]
  • Wholly Cows! With the Canon 200-400mm f/L IS lens with the internal extender

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    What’s Up? I am currently en route to Kodiak, AK. For mail order or other help please contact Jim by phone M-F at 863-692-0906 or via e-mail at the staffbaa address. To register for an IPT please contact Jennifer by phone during weekday banker’s hours at 863-692-0906 or via e-mail to our Verizon address with [...]
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • Attractive People on Bikes at Burning Man

    Allen Murabayashi
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:58 am
    Software engineer Vahe Hovhannisyan noticed the love affair that some San Francisco residents have with their bikes. After picking up a DSLR in 2014, he started photographing “bikesters” – a term he uses to describe people for whom a bike is an extension of their fashionable self. On his Instagram account, Hovhannisyan features a range of bikers…
  • Annie Leibovitz On Photography

    Allen Murabayashi
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:26 am
    “I’ve never been that interested in the technical end as much as I’ve been interested in how important it is to see – and how you see.” A little weekend inspiration from a 1999 Charlie Rose interview.  
  • The Photo as Weapon

    Allen Murabayashi
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:54 am
    Photography has been used in many ways throughout its history: as documentation, propaganda, keepsake, etc. But never has it been so frequently used as a weapon as in the Information Age. As visual communication becomes the de facto language of social media, we can only surmise that we will see more and more examples of…
  • HONY Raises $2m for Pakistan | I Love Photography | Ep 60

    Allen Murabayashi
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Fargo residents have their traffic stops broadcasted live on Periscope, bears have increased stress from drone noise, and the life of a pool as photographed by Risbhabh Kaul. It’s another week of I Love Photography. Download the podcast Our weekly look at all things photographic with Fernando Gomes and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Get the…
  • Walking Through War: Hyperlapse Storytelling

    Allen Murabayashi
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Many years ago, I had the pleasure of seeing the late Chris Hondros speak at the Eddie Adams Workshop. During his presentation, he showed an entire of sequence of images that led up to this 2005 image of a 5-year-old Samar Hassan with blood covered hands following the death of her parents in Iraq. Not…
 
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author. | RSS Feed

  • Your Next Step: Vital Work

    David
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Nothing, but nothing, makes a stronger photograph than it being alive. Not perfect focus, not a great exposure. Life. Spark. Energy or emotion that gives you goosebumps and doesn’t let you go all day. Earlier this week I encouraged you to consider the question: is my work authentic? as one way to take a next step in your photographic work. Today I have another one for you: Is it vital? Is it alive? These aren’t easy questions, and neither are the next two. They can be answered a million ways, and not easily repeated. How we make an image alive – how we give it that quality…
  • Your Next Step: Authentic Work.

    David
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:14 pm
    If you’re at the place where you no longer wrestle as much with the basics of exposure and focus,  it could be time to work on the photographs themselves: on content and composition, on vision and the deeper aspects of your craft and art. There are 4 questions I keep encouraging my students to ask themselves as they consider their next steps. I’ll write a short article about each of them over the next week or so. Here’s the first. Is it you? The idea of authenticity gets thrown around so much I think we can all be forgiven for wondering if it means anything at all these…
  • 5 Days of Photography

    David
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:08 pm
    The 5DayDeal starts in 20 days! Buy the 5DayDeal through me and you can change the world! Or, to put it another way, you can do some good, get free stuff, and win a chance to spend a day with me in Victoria, Canada, and we’ll pay your way to get here. For the last 10 years I have lived and breathed photography, the craft I’ve loved since I was a kid. And through some unexpected turns of events, like the publishing of my first book, Within The Frame, you all have become part of that journey. What an incredible ride it has been, and continues to be. I hope I don’t need to tell…
  • Consider Your Colour Palette

    David
    15 Aug 2015 | 12:49 pm
    One of the things you’ll notice consistently about the bodies of work of photographers who’ve been doing this a while, is that many of them, though not all, seem to work very intentionally to create a consistency within that body of work – some kind of unifying element. Often that element is on a theme, so it’d be a body of work about the female nude figure, for example. That theme alone can create a visual unity. “Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” ~ Wassily Kandinsky Another way of doing the same thing is with consistency in other constraints, like…
  • Postcard from Isla Mujeres

    David
    12 Aug 2015 | 10:16 pm
    My friend Andy dives without his prosthetic leg, and can swim circles around me. Since I was a kid I’ve been fascinated by sharks and whales and anything large that swam the seas, and there’s none larger in the shark family than the Whale Shark. There are a couple places in the world you can reliably swim with congregations of these large, peaceful, sharks; the closest to me is Isla Mujeres off the coast of Mexico near Cancun. I’ve just spent the last 5 days looking for, and photographing, whale sharks: not as easy as you’d expect for something so big and given to feeding in large…
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • Attractive People on Bikes at Burning Man

    Allen Murabayashi
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:58 am
    Software engineer Vahe Hovhannisyan noticed the love affair that some San Francisco residents have with their bikes. After picking up a DSLR in 2014, he started photographing “bikesters” – a term he uses to describe people for whom a bike is an extension of their fashionable self. On his Instagram account, Hovhannisyan features a range of bikers…
  • Annie Leibovitz On Photography

    Allen Murabayashi
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:26 am
    “I’ve never been that interested in the technical end as much as I’ve been interested in how important it is to see – and how you see.” A little weekend inspiration from a 1999 Charlie Rose interview.  
  • The Photo as Weapon

    Allen Murabayashi
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:54 am
    Photography has been used in many ways throughout its history: as documentation, propaganda, keepsake, etc. But never has it been so frequently used as a weapon as in the Information Age. As visual communication becomes the de facto language of social media, we can only surmise that we will see more and more examples of…
  • HONY Raises $2m for Pakistan | I Love Photography | Ep 60

    Allen Murabayashi
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Fargo residents have their traffic stops broadcasted live on Periscope, bears have increased stress from drone noise, and the life of a pool as photographed by Risbhabh Kaul. It’s another week of I Love Photography. Download the podcast Our weekly look at all things photographic with Fernando Gomes and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Get the…
  • Walking Through War: Hyperlapse Storytelling

    Allen Murabayashi
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Many years ago, I had the pleasure of seeing the late Chris Hondros speak at the Eddie Adams Workshop. During his presentation, he showed an entire of sequence of images that led up to this 2005 image of a 5-year-old Samar Hassan with blood covered hands following the death of her parents in Iraq. Not…
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    Photo Attorney

  • Copyright Office Posts Responses to Visual Arts Notice of Inquiry

    Carolyn E. Wright
    22 Aug 2015 | 8:48 am
    From the Illustrators Partnership (posted with permission): The Copyright Office has posted the responses to its Visual Arts Notice of Inquiry: http://copyright.gov/policy/visualworks/comments/ They say they “received a large volume of initial comments,” and unlike previous letters, which they always posted individually, these have been posted in Adobe PDF Portfolio view. The Copyright Office recommends you download the files rather than viewing in a browser. Go to the link above and you’ll see 7 pdfs. The first, captioned “Direct Initial Comments” contains 358…
  • Limited Time Offer: 30% off of Lynda.com Memberships

    Carolyn E. Wright
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    All lynda.com memberships are 30% off starting today, August 18th, through August 24th. Lynda.com has long been a great resource for photographers. Get access to this great content, including the Photo Attorney courses there, now at an even better price! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Limited Time Offer: 30% off of Lynda.com Memberships! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers!
  • Copyright Office Announces Open Application Period for Ringer Fellowships

    Carolyn E. Wright
    7 Aug 2015 | 7:49 am
      The Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program offers 18 to 24-month paid fellowships for recent law school graduates and other attorneys in the early stages of their careers. Candidates must have a strong interest in copyright law and a demonstrated record of achievement in law school or in practice. Ringer Fellows are closely mentored by senior attorneys and work on a range of copyright-related issues, including policy studies and analyses, administrative proceedings, legislative initiatives, litigation matters, and international developments. Applications for the Ringer Honors…
  • Copyright Office Extends Period for Public Comment on Mass Digitization Pilot Program

    Carolyn E. Wright
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:09 pm
    The U.S. Copyright Office has extended the deadline to submit written comments in response to its June 9, 2015, Notice of Inquiry regarding a proposed mass digitization “pilot program” for certain copyrighted works. Comments are now due by 5:00 p.m. EDT on October 9, 2015. For more information, including the complete notice and the comment submission form, please see http://copyright.gov/policy/massdigitization/. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Copyright Office Extends Period for Public Comment on Mass…
  • Copyright Office Extends Period for Reply Comments in Notice of Inquiry Regarding Copyright Protection for Certain Visual Works

    Carolyn E. Wright
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Good news! The Copyright Office has published a Federal Register notice extending the deadline for public reply comments that reply to initial comments submitted in connection with the Office’s April 24, 2015, Notice of Inquiry on Copyright Protection for Certain Visual Works. Reply comments are now due on October 1, 2015. For more information, please see http://copyright.gov/policy/visualworks/. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Copyright Office Extends Period for Reply Comments in Notice of Inquiry Regarding…
 
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Weekend Enjoyment – AlvinII

    Moose
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:53 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website Yep, Alvin is back, we call him Alvin II since they don’t live that long. With […] The post Weekend Enjoyment – AlvinII appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
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    MaineSight

  • Partial Pemi Loop, NH

    Paul
    9 Aug 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Tweet Here are some photographs from a partial Pemigewasset Loop that my wife and I hiked this 7-8 August. We hiked the loop in a counter-clockwise direction from Lincoln Woods trailhead, over Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, Mt. Guyot, South Twin Mtn, Garfield, Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Lincoln, and exiting down Falling Waters Trail from Little Haystack Mountain. 25 miles, 17 Hours in two days. The first (roughly) 10km is pretty flat, on an old rail bed, and after a long but easy vertical kilometer, you emerge onto Bondcliff, In my head, I think of them as the Bond Cliffs, as they are on the shoulder of Mt.
  • 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…
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Family Portrait Photography

    admin
    23 Aug 2015 | 9:06 am
    Family Portrait Photography – Capture The Moment Nowadays life seems to fly past in a heartbeat. One minute the children are babies, then it’s their first day at school, and before you know it you’re waving them off to university or to homes of their own. If you find yourself thinking more and more that time is flying past, you’re not alone. In fact, a recent UK survey found that a massive eight out of 10 parents believe their children are growing up too fast.   That’s why capturing all those special moments with family portraits is incredibly important. As your…
  • Central Beds New Website

    admin
    10 Jul 2015 | 6:49 am
      Last evening we were invited to the Central Beds HQ in Chicksands for a consultation meet up on how the new website should be designed & structured. We were divided into teams of 6-7 each and each team had to come up with a structure with a view to make the website very user friendly without any jargons & confusing navigations. It was a great experience on how to create a simple solution for a website which has a wide variety of categories for public & business use. We look forward to attending the next session! Here’s some images from the evening.    …
  • Google Ad Grants For UNCLE Charity

    admin
    14 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
      We’re very proud and pleased to help the people of Nepal using Google Ad Grants. The Google Ad Grants scheme offers charities of any size up to $10,000 of advertising spend per month. This amount can be used to promote the charity’s fund raising, events, creating awareness or for any other activity. UNCLE supports the churches and orphanages of the Glorious Ministry and the Himalayan Hope Church in Kathmandu, Nepal. They also support the Glorious Ministry in their work in Hetauda on the Terai. Since the earthquake on the 25th of April 2015 they have been working with both…
  • Business Headshot Photography

    admin
    29 May 2015 | 4:49 am
      Keith Flanagan Consulting are one of the leading consulting company in Aylesbury & London. They specialise in management & leadership courses for Enterprise Architects & IT Leaders. There clients include Tesco, Lidl, Australian Government, Ministry of Defence to name a few. Keith Flanagan Consulting contacted us for business headshots photography and a promotional video for online use and marketing. We listened to the brief and discussed the kind of image/s required. The same was done for the promo video. The images and the video were shot in our fully equipped studios. We…
  • Leighton Buzzard May Day Fayre

    admin
    8 May 2015 | 3:53 am
    The Annual Bank Holiday May Day Fayre in Leighton Buzzard was held on Monday 4th May in the Leighton Buzzard Town Centre & Parsons Close Rec. The hugely popular event was attend by the locals in great numbers and we were fortunate to have such great sunny weather as well. This event is run by the Rotary Club of Leighton-Linslade each year. Here are some photos and a video.  
 
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    The Digital Photo Experience

  • DPE Podcast 8.01.15 – Interview with Mike Moats and Rick and Juan answer your questions once again

    Juan Pons
    15 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions once again, and we have an interview with macro photographer extraordinaire Mike Moats. 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:…
  • DPE Podcast 8.01.15 – Interview with Chuck Westfall and Rick and Juan answer your questions

    Juan Pons
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions, and we have an interview with the one and only Chuck Westfall from Canon. 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…
  • DPE Podcast 7.15.15 – Staying healthy is important for you photography.

    Juan Pons
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:17 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan discuss the importance of staying healthy to achieve your photography goals. Plus we talk a bit about packing for your next trip. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via…
  • DPE Podcast 7.1.15 – We have an interview with Jonathan Scott, from the Big Cat Diary, and Rick and Juan Talk about wildlife photography

    Juan Pons
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this episode we have an interview with Jonathan Scott, from the Big Cat Diary, and Rick and Juan Talk about wildlife photography. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience…
  • DPE Podcast 6.15.15 – Rick and Juan answer some of your questions and we have an interview with Jim Goldstein

    Juan Pons
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:06 pm
    In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions and we also have an interview with Jim Goldstein. 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…
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    Daniel Korzeniewski Photography

  • A day in Samkar | Myanmar

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    13 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Inle Lake in Myanmar is no doubt an amazing place. I have wonderful memories from the couple of days I spent wandering it. In fact, I returned with tons of images from Inle Lake and I still have photos that I never processed. So, I just went back to the archives and finished some more. Samkar is little remote village also known as Samkar – I also saw this name spelled as Sankar on some websites – located at the southern tip of Inle Lake. It takes about three hours in a motorboat from the more popular areas of Inle to get…
  • Tuscany’s Landscape in Photos | Italy

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Away from Tuscany’s historic capital and palaces, there is a land that seems to be blessed by the creator. Never mind that the central region of the Apennine Peninsula hosts a myriad of World Heritage Sites; never mind that it was the birthplace of the Renaissance. Think about a land dotted with villas surrounded by perfectly manicured cypress trees, rolling hills, mountain ranges; think about the land where Italy’s greatest wines are produced. So, I can’t help but feel that the Tuscany region was somehow consecrated from…
  • U Bein Bridge Near Mandalay | Myanmar

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    8 Jul 2015 | 6:38 am
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski As I took a break from processing photos from the trip to Italy, I went back to the archives and started to work on some of the ones from Myanmar. I still have tons of photos from Burma that I need to work on; it’s such an amazing place that I hope to get back to in the future. Very close to Mandalay, the U Bein Bridge is one of the most popular sights in the area. Of course there is a reason: this is not an ordinary bridge. Crossing Taungthaman Lake and over 1.2 kilometers long, it is believed to be the oldest and longest…
  • A Tuscan Village Called San Gimignano | Photos

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:44 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski I am on my way to explore the Tuscan countryside, driving from Florence to Siena, the town I’ll use as home-base for the next couple of days to wander around the scenic routes of the area. Halfway between the two, the small village of San Gimignano seems to be the perfect place for stopping and having a look around. It was here, driving the back roads that lead to one of the town’s entrances, that I had my first contact with the wonderful Tuscan landscape: Amazing rolling hills and never-ending vistas of charming houses…
  • A Night in Florence | Photos

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    10 Jun 2015 | 5:04 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski The sun just sits behind the hills surrounding the historic city known as “the Cradle of the Renaissance,” turning the sky into an orange palette that perfectly contrasts with the blues of the bluff. The old town begins to glitter as the lights switch on. This is Florence, and I am one of the privileged visitors observing the sight from atop Piazza Michelangelo’s famous observation deck. People around me are cheering, enjoying the view, relaxing, and drinking wine. There are a couple of guys with tripods. I am taking photos…
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    The Discerning Photographer

  • Photographing the Oregon Coast!

    DiscerningPhotog
    6 Aug 2015 | 2:05 pm
    “Wake,” 2004, by Richard Serra, installation at the Seattle Art Museum’s sculpture garden in downtown Seattle. This is an iPhone photograph. (Photo copyright 2015 / Andrew Boyd) A NORTHWEST PHOTOGRAPHIC ODYSSEY I’ve just concluded a fantastic two-week photographic safari of the Pacific Northwest. It’s been a trip of cities (Portland and Seattle), ocean coastlines and deep woods as we looped up through Portland and Seattle before camping down the Oregon coast. Koi fish tail, Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon. (Photo copyright 2015 / Andrew Boyd) Koi fish tails,…
  • Katrina photos in the Louisiana Contemporary Show

    DiscerningPhotog
    4 Aug 2015 | 9:25 am
    “Swimming Pool, Long Beach, Mississippi.” Archival pigment print, 28″ x 27″. (Photo copyright 2015 / Andrew Boyd) I have two prints that are currently in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Louisiana Contemporary show, a competitive, juried exhibition that comes once a year. It’s a real honor to have work selected for this show and I’m super pleased that I had a couple of my photographs chosen. The prints are both from a Katrina project I’ve been working on for a couple of years now over on the Mississippi Gulf coast. Ten years after the storm of…
  • Nature photography right now: Winter or Spring? Which is it?

    DiscerningPhotog
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Native Magnolia blossom, February 21, 2015. (Photo copyright 2015 / Andrew Boyd) The weather has been absolutely crazy here–balmy today, highs in the mid-70s, but then rain followed by the temps slamming down into the mid to low 30s by tomorrow night. It’s driving me nuts and it’s given me a cold and I’m tired of all of the wet and cold….but hey, I shouldn’t complain because our weather is so LAME compared to what’s happening around the rest of the U.S., right? Japanese Magnolia blossom, Februrary 21, 2015. (Photo copyright 2015/Andrew Boyd)  …
  • Henry Hood Gallery opening

    DiscerningPhotog
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:43 am
    I thought it might be nice to create a post with a gallery of some of the images that are currently in my show with Gail Hood at the Henry Hood Gallery. So here it is! The opening was so much fun, and a big relief, after all of the work that went into getting it ready. We had a big crowd and Gail, as usual, sold almost everything on the walls! I sold three of these big prints at the opening. Click to view slideshow. It was wonderful seeing so many great friends at the opening, and meeting a bunch of other great new people! Here’s what I wrote about the photographs: I love old live oak…
  • Frame building musings: Henry Hood gallery opening!

    DiscerningPhotog
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Unrolling a large print prior to framing. (Copyright 2014 / Andrew Boyd) FRAME BUILDING THOUGHTS Building and finishing a big batch of frames is solitary work. There are innumerable steps involved and many, many hours in the woodshop from initial stock cutting through to final staining and finishing. I’ve been hard at work this weekend frame building all the frames that will be used in my upcoming show with Gail Hood at the Henry Hood Gallery, “Earth, Water & Trees,” opening October 18th in Covington, Louisiana. While the process is laborious, I continue to derive great…
 
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    Photography News

  • In photos: Remembering Gustave Le Gray, one of the most important French photographer of the 19th century

    Diana Topan
    29 Aug 2015 | 11:18 pm
    The Beech Tree, by Gustave Le Gray (circa 1856). In October 1999, Sotheby's sold a Le Gray albumen print "Beech Tree, Fontainebleau" for £419,500, which -at that time- was a world record for the most expensive single photograph ever sold at auction to an anonymous buyer. Later that day -at the same auction- an albumen print of "Grande Vague, Sète" ("The Big Wave at Sète," "The Great Wave, Sète") also by Le Gray was sold for a new world record price of £507,500 or $840,370 to the same anonymous buyer who was later revealed to be Sheik Saud Al-Thani of Qatar. The record stood until May…
  • In photos: Remembering Danish photographer Kristen Feilberg

    Diana Topan
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:56 pm
    August 26, 2015 /Photography News/ Born 176 years ago in Denmark, on 26 August 1839, Kristen Feilberg (Christen Schjellerup Feilberg) is best known for his images captured in Sumatra, Singapore, and Penang.After giving up his dream of becoming a painter, Feilberg followed his sister to Singapore in 1862 where he worked partly as a tobacco agent and partly as a photographer.  In 1867, he set up his own studio in Penang and, the same year, exhibited 15 views of Penang and Ceylon at the Paris World Exposition.The earliest photographs of eastern Sumatra were taken by Feilberg in 1869.
  • Google Photos shows you photos and videos from the past with the “Rediscover this day” feature

    Diana Topan
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:34 am
    August 21, 2015 /Photography News/ Google Photos can already surprise you with animations and collages based on your own picture library. Now it’s learning a new trick: a new feature called “Rediscover this day” that resurfaces photos and videos from the current day, but in year’s past. This allows users to easy take a little trip down memory lane without having to put in any work. While revisiting old memories can often be fun and rewarding, other times you may want to avoid painful memory like ex’s or that time your cat died. That’s why Google is making this an opt-in…
  • Family photographs kids with 'beach buoy', turns out it was WWII bomb

    Diana Topan
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:33 am
    Photo by the Gravell familyAugust 20, 2015 /Photography News/ A family beach outing turned terrifying last week when what was thought to be a washed-up buoy turned out to be an active bomb. Kelly Gravell of Burry Port, Wales, said she and her family were on the beach August 12 to picnic when theirt two children saw something washed up on the sand as they took their boogie boards down to the water. The item was large and almost completely covered in barnacles. The family thought it was a washed-up buoy.The object intrigued her, her husband, and their two children, Erin, 6, and Ellis,…
  • Photographer Spotlight: Tammy Ruggles

    Diana Topan
    18 Aug 2015 | 2:32 am
    Tammy Ruggles. Portrait by Jill JarrettAugust 18, 2015 /Photography News/ World Photography Network (WPN) is very pleased to sponsor 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 Tammy Ruggles.WPN: Your personal story and journey into the world of photography is a very inspiring one. Please tell us a little about your physical condition…
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    Carl J Licari photography

  • Puppie left for dead in a ditch now 9 mo old!

    3 Aug 2015 | 8:49 am
       Brodie, the puppy left in a ditch inside a bag, is now nine months old and doing great!
  • Trek Domane 5.9 Di2

    16 Jun 2015 | 8:32 am
       After spending the last four years on a 2011 Trek Madone 5.2 Ultegra I test rode two new bikes. The first was a Trek Domane 5.2 Ultegra. It was the 2015 Domane frame that I wanted to experience. Hearing many of the raves of a more compliant ride, thanks to the ISOspeed coupler and redesigned front fork, I can confirm that both components of the frame work. The ISOspeed coupler is extremely effective. Along with the longer wheelbase and the new fork, this bike is a joy to take on extended rides. The best part is that it feels no less responsive or stiff when out of the saddle than…
  • 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
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    Digital Photo Buzz

  • Lindsay Adler’s Five Tips For Helping a Portrait Subject Relax

    Mark
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:51 pm
    One of the most common questions that come up about portrait photography is how to connect with your subjects and get that natural look from them. It takes a special kind of person to really enjoy being on the business end of a camera lens, and they can be few and far between. In this video from Creative Live, Lindsay Adler shares some helpful tips for making your subject less nervous. Do you have any special tips or tricks you use in order to make your portrait sessions go more smoothly? Leave them in the comments below.
  • Canon mirrorless EOS M3 camera finally coming to the US

    Mark
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:37 am
    Canon released the EOS M3 camera in the spring but it was only available in Asia and Europe. The very first EOS M camera a few years ago didn’t do that well in the US and Canon decided to not even release the M2 in the US at all. But with the M3 it has been getting good reviews in Europe and Asia so Canon is now opening it up to the US market. I do have to admit I was very interested in using this as a portable camera when it was released and i’m happy to now be able to get my hands on one The EOS M3 will cost $680 for the body and we are looking at a October release. It’s…
  • Iconic Surf Photographer Scott Aichner Selling Prints With Original Slides

    Mark
    23 Aug 2015 | 7:10 am
    Surf photography is a difficult thing, even with a digital camera. But, Scott Aichner spent a large hunk of his career doing it on film. Now, in order to fund the purchase of some pricy new slow-motion video gear, he’s selling off some prints of his most iconic images and he’s including the original slides with them. Aichner was a prolific surf photographer, spending a decade covering the sport for Surfer magazine, where he had several covers. He has also worked with a number of big-name companies in the surfing and action sports space. He’s the real deal. Lots of photographers sell…
  • Crazy slow motion – Pistol Shot Recorded at 73,000 Frames Per Second

    Mark
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    Even though I am not really a TV watcher, Mythbusters is a pretty cool show and it’s always interesting to see what they test out. Technology has come so far in the field of imaging over the past 15 years it’s really amazing the detail we can now capture and see that was never possible before. In the snipped below they are using a Phantom camera and lots of light to get up to that 73,000 fps number. What do you think of the possibilities of shooting at 73,000 FPS? Let us know in the comments below. Check out more of what this camera can do with this surfing at 1000 FPS video:…
  • Lens Test: Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM

    Mark
    22 Aug 2015 | 7:21 am
    Continuing to upgrade select lenses from its catalog with stepping motors, Canon has added STM focusing capability to its EF 50mm f/1.8 prime. The new motor mates up with the Movie Servo AF mode in newer DSLRs for quicker, smoother, and quieter autofocus for video and live view. The lens also boasts an upgraded lens mount, now metal instead of plastic and a new Super Spectra coating for better control of ghosting and flaring. Compact and light, with an 80mm equivalent focal length on Canon’s APS-C bodies, the lens is about 1/8-inch shorter than the previous 50mm f/1.8. In fact, it’s…
 
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    cinema5D

  • The Best 4K Recorder? Video Devices PIX-E5 vs. Atomos Shogun

    Sebastian Wöber
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:41 am
    Earlier this week we reviewed the new Video Devices PIX-E5. A new 4K disk recorder with a compact form factor and high resolution 1080p display. We had some good things to say about it (Check out the review HERE), but I really wanted to see how it actually compares to its main contender, the Atomos Shogun. The Atomos Shogun has been around for almost a year, but still offers some of the best and most affordable solutions as a 4K SDI / HDMI recorder. Both external recorders on display here are great products. Let’s see what happens when we put them head to head. Video Devices PIX-E5…
  • Impressive New Aerial Cinematography Shot With Freefly ALTA

    Nino Leitner
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Multicopters, commonly called “drones”, have changed filmmaking more than anything else over the past few years. With these tools becoming more accessible, aerial cinematography comes into reach of many filmmakers even for smaller productions with cheaper solutions. However not everyone is only heading for the low end, high end multicopters are boasting more and more impressive new features. In comes the Freefly ALTA, which we already reported about in a news video post from NAB 2015 (click here), when we interviewed CEO Tabb Firchau. It’s tightly integrated with Freefly…
  • Edelkrone QuickRelease ONE – World’s Most Universal Quick Release?

    Tim Fok
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:44 am
    Edelkrone has come up with a very clever quick release system for camera accessories and grip. The QuickRelease ONE attaches to your small camera and offers a lever based system that attaches to any 1/4″ 20 thread in seconds. What’s more universal than a 1/4″ 20 thread in filmmaking? Pretty much every tripod plate, piece of grip or accessory adheres to the format. The Edelkrone QuickRelease ONE takes advantage of the wide spread use of a single-sized thread, mounting to the existing point of your small DSLR or mirrorless camera and simply clamping down to any 1/4″ 20…
  • AJA Lets You Try the CION Camera for Free Now

    Nino Leitner
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:28 am
    In an continuing effort to push sales of their first camera, the CION, AJA just announced that they are giving out free loans of their CION camera to interested shooters. My colleague Sebastian Wöber reviewed the camera earlier this year with very mixed results, with cinema5D being the first medium to cover the camera extensively. In a surprising move, AJA dropped the price by almost 50% in May, and now loans it out for free for people who want to test it on their own projects. It’s great to see a manufacturer reacting as open as this to criticism and user feedback. AJA has a…
  • The ACES Workflow – The Future of Digital Color

    Richard Lackey
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:40 am
    In an industry full of obscure acronyms, ACES probably ranks among the most obscure. The Academy Color Encoding System attempts to standardize how color is handled from acquisition through post and delivery. ACES is not even that difficult to understand. First of all ACES is a workflow, it’s a means of interpreting and processing image data in post in a scene referred linear color space with input and output transforms that relate to specific non-linear devices. We’ll first take a look at how ACES handles color information, and why. So what is a scene referred linear color space? The…
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Heidi + Ryan | Married

    jasongphoto
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:04 am
    Jason... The post Heidi + Ryan | Married appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Kellie + Rob | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Jason... The post Kellie + Rob | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Nicole + John | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:32 am
    Jason... The post Nicole + John | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Caroline + Clark | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Jason... The post Caroline + Clark | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Madeline + Jamie | Engaged

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

  • Does Focal Length Distort Subjects?

    Nasim Mansurov
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:38 pm
    One of the common misunderstandings in photography has to do with the focal length of a lens, or its optical distortion properties. Many photographers claim that a wider angle lens will distort facial features either because of the lens distortion, or the focal length of the lens being too short. In this article and the accompanying video (which is extracted from our upcoming Photography Life Basics Video), we will prove that focal length has nothing to do with distorting a subject’s face and the additional information on lens distortion will explain in detail exactly what gets impacted…
  • Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Announcement

    Nasim Mansurov
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Today Canon announced the updated Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens, which promises remarkable performance for a 35mm prime, thanks to its updated optical formula and the new “Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics”, which is designed to further reduce chromatic aberration to new levels. With a total of 14 elements (2 of which are aspherical), 9 diaphragm blades for beautiful bokeh, fluorine coating and a dust / water-resistant construction, the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM will surely be a popular choice among Canon enthusiasts and professionals. The only issue might be the added weight…
  • Attitudes To Noise

    Alpha Whiskey
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Let’s talk about noise. Not the lovely Swedish lullaby my friend hums at me down the phone but digital noise in our photographic images. Most of us profess a serious allergy to it such that noise control has become a major USP for many camera models. One of the many features prospective buyers look for is noise control at higher ISOs. Models like the Nikon D4S and Sony A7s market themselves specifically as clean imaging devices, having listened to (preyed on?) the market’s feverish insecurities about the dreaded grain.ISO 4000. 28mm. F/2.8, 1/50sec.There I was about to share actual photos…
  • Nikon Noct-NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2 Review

    Nasim Mansurov
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:36 pm
    When testing out the Nikon 58mm f/1.4G, I really wanted to get a hold of the legendary Noct-NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2 lens to see how the two lenses from different generations compare optically. Unfortunately, I could not obtain a good sample of the Noct-NIKKOR at the time, but after scouting eBay for a while, I finally found a pristine copy of the lens from a photographer in California. Being a collector item, the lens was barely used and had been sitting for years in a closet – exactly what I had been wanting to get. I really wanted to make sure that the lens performed as close to its…
  • Zenfolio vs SmugMug

    Spencer Cox
    22 Aug 2015 | 1:07 am
    Both Zenfolio and SmugMug are giants in the world of photography hosting websites, and each has its fair share of loyal supporters. After a year of using Zenfolio to display my photos, though, I was beginning to second-guess my choice. There was no single, nail-in-the-coffin issue with Zenfolio, but several small details were beginning to annoy me as time passed. I kept wondering, could the grass be greener with SmugMug? Two months ago, I decided to jump ship and answer the question for myself – I have been using SmugMug ever since. In this article, I want to share my experiences with both…
 
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    Landscape Photography Blogger

  • Save The Historic Olsen Barn: Campaign by Feather River Land Trust

    David Leland Hyde
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:32 am
    Olsen Barn and Meadow Campaign A Number of Photographers and Other Local Artists Including Jan Davies, Betty Bishop, Sally Yost, Sally Posner, David Leland Hyde and Many Others Have Donated Rights to Use Photographs, Originals and Prints to Feather River Land Trust to Help Save A Northern Sierra Legacy The Imminent Demise of the Olsen Barn, a Plumas County Cultural Treasure Cloudy Sunset, Olsen Barn, Lake Almanor Near Chester, California, Sierra, copyright 2015 David Leland Hyde. This photograph has been actively used by Feather River Land Trust in the Olsen Barn Campaign. (To see large click…
  • A Drive Through The Heartland 1

    David Leland Hyde
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:51 am
    Journey Into The Heart of America Old Tractor, Tall Grass Field and Edge of Thundercloud Near Oroville, California, copyright 2015 David Leland Hyde. (Click on image to see large.) When I was a boy, I played in a local barn quite often. Godar’s Barn had a rope swing. Ed Godar smiled and greeted us kids most of the time, but he would get grumpy if he heard us much or if we rough housed. He said to strictly stay off the hay stacked in his barn. However, with the rope swing right there and him not around the barn much, it was extremely tempting to climb way up on the top of the stacked hay…
  • Happy 4th of July: Watson’s Walking “G” Summer Camp

    David Leland Hyde
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Family Camp Weekend at Watson’s Walking “G” People Photographs: Memories of Independence Day, July 4 In the United States of America, we celebrate Independence Day in the heat of summer. The heat causes thirst, which is quenched with alcoholic beverages, more often than not. July 4 is the “fun” holiday. For a quality American 4th of July, also mix in hours and days of sunbathing slathered in tanning oil at the old swimming hole, complete with cool mountain stream swims. Yet, when you are with old friends, the perfect holiday is not as much about the beach, sun…
  • The Golden Decade Book To Be Published By Gerhard Steidl

    David Leland Hyde
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:26 pm
    The Golden Decade Book in Pre-Production at Steidl in Germany Original limited edition printing design of The Golden Decade. Gerhard Steidl already redesigned the book, fonts and colors with a more contemporary art book layout and look. The Golden Decade: California School of Fine Arts Photography 1945-55 by Ira Latour, Cameron Macauley and Bill Heick, edited by Ken Ball and Victoria Whyte Ball, sold out in two special oversize limited editions of 100 books each in 2010. In conjunction with the release of the book, Smith Andersen North Gallery held a two-month exhibit of original darkroom…
  • New Grand Canyon Battle Over Tusayan Development

    David Leland Hyde
    19 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    New Threat To Grand Canyon: Mega Mall at Tusayan Just Outside Southern Boundary of National Park New David Leland Hyde Photograph: Clearing Sunset Near Vista Encontada, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona Time Is Running Out: See Petition Below to Take Action Now to Stop Development That Will Alter Grand Canyon National Park Forever Clearing Sunset Near Vista Encontada, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, copyright 2014 by David Leland Hyde. I rushed to get to this unnamed stop after photographing Point Imperial with the sun still above the horizon. I set up my camera and tripod…
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    Unshaken Photography

  • Stunning portrait photography course results

    NickW
    22 Aug 2015 | 2:01 am
    Portrait Photography Course – Chelmsford, Essex Yesterday we held one of our popular portrait photography courses in Chelmsford, Essex with the stunning Cassandra Wilson-Bell.  Our delegates were all very new to taking portraits and most hadn’t even touched a studio light let alone take some images.  As expected nerves were a little high – it can be quite daunting trying to take your first portrait images but after a round of introductions everyone felt a little more comfortable. We went through some standard lighting setups, some posing techniques, editing thoughts and…
  • Are you new to DSLR cameras? New DSLR lens buying guide 2015

    NickW
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:53 am
    DSLR lens buying guide 2015 Saving up for your first DSLR camera is an exciting time.  You are all ready to get out there and start taking some great photographs and yet when the time comes to taking home your new shiny gadget often a sense of anti-climax appears.  Many consumer level digital cameras come with a ‘kit lens’ its a standard piece of kit which gets you and and running however it lacks the degree of zoom that your average compact camera has and for many people this is a huge disappointment. As photographers we are spoilt these days as even your trusty camera phone…
  • Backing up data – Guide for Photographers and recommendation of company

    NickW
    13 Mar 2015 | 2:58 am
    How to back up your data & hard drive – recommendations for photographers   In this post we look at :   What happens to a photographer if a hard drive fails and needs recovery Insurance issues of recovering data Cloud backup vs hard solutions Recommended back up solutions for photographers Hard drive recommendations A recommended recovery company (no bias this is based on a actual case that happened to us)   I recently had the misfortune of one of my external hard drives fail on me (to be honest it had been moved) but I ended up with the killer ticking sound of doom…
  • Commercial photography – why is it ignored

    NickW
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Commercial Photography Training   I am always surprised how few people seem interested in commercial photography – it is repeat work, allows you to visit some truly inspiring businesses and add real variety to your work. The days of great big studios charging over inflated prices has gone as so many small businesses realise the value and need for relevant fresh content on their websites. Below is a video of a few images shot at a local public house due to re-open very shortly – http://www.thegoldenfleece-chelmsford.co.uk over the period of a couple of hours. If you want to…
  • 10 Useful points for making the most of your new camera.

    NickW
    30 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    Getting a new camera is always exciting but getting the most from it requires a little help I love a good gadget, I have far more photography kit than I really need but I can’t help myself when the sales or trade shows come along.  Getting a new camera makes me feel like a kid at Christmas – I hope you have felt the same way with your new toy.  Our beginners courses are full in January of excited new photographers all eager to get the most from their camera yet who share the same tales of disappointment and frustration when trying to get to grips with all the buttons and…
 
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • How My Mirrorless Olympus Gear Worked in Iceland

    Chris Corradino
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:48 am
    10 days around Iceland and I chose to leave my full frame DSLR home and take an all mirrorless kit. It sounded crazy at first, but the results may surprise you. In my bag were the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and E-M10 along with two pro lenses, the 12-40mm f/2.8 and 40-150mm f/2.8. I also brought a 1.4 teleextender, a variety of filters, and lots of batteries. The only thing missing was the mirror inside the camera, and the extra weight of a DSLR kit. For those interested in potentially making the move to mirrorless cameras, check out my guest post for MirrorLessons. 
  • Idyllic Country Weekend at Glen Highland Farm

    Chris Corradino
    10 Aug 2015 | 11:15 am
    A gentle breeze blows over a field of freshly cut crab grass on an idyllic Saturday afternoon. We are at Glen Highland Farm in upstate New York. The dogs, Miles and Opal lounge by my side, just quiet enough to let me read a chapter of a Vonnegut novel. They are tired now, but only after a full day of activity. It started with coffee and breakfast prepared over a wood fire. Cooking here is not just for sustenance, but is quite the social event with lively conversation and good music. We met many wonderful couples who drove from various states as far north as…
  • Going the Extra Mile

    Chris Corradino
    5 Aug 2015 | 2:58 am
    From ground level, this was a crowded uninspiring scene with bus loads of tourists milling about. It was only after hiking the vertical equivalent of 28 stories that we found this beautiful vantage point. The better perspective usually requires that you go the extra mile. 
  • Seals in the Glacial Lagoon

    Chris Corradino
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Our zodiac driver killed the engine and we could hear the thunderous sound of ice breaking off the glacier in the distance. From there, it then enters this lagoon, giving the Seals something to rest on. These Harbor Seals were a ways off so I had to use a 1.4 extender on a 300mm bringing it to 420mm. Also had a super fast shutter speed to prevent any motion from the rocking boat. I was using the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 with the extender which is far lighter than a prime 300mm would have been on a DSLR. I think this makes it a bit easier to handle.
  • Old Church with Turf Roof and Crepuscular Rays

    Chris Corradino
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:01 am
    This old structure was built in 1858, and is one of only six turf roof churches left in Iceland. Rain here is quite common making the microfiber cloth an essential part of my gear. Even with a lens hood, drops would collect on the lens and were visible in the shot. I was carefully wiping down the 3 stop ND filter when I looked up to see this scene forming. Crepuscular rays broke through the gaps and stretched towards the steeple. I had just enough time to make a few frames before they receded back into the clouds. 
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  • Photo Tip: When in doubt, pan

    Brian Matiash
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:11 am
    I suspect a lot of photographers can relate to the scenario of arriving on location with your camera but without much certainty about what to do with it. This happens to me a lot. It’s not like we always have the luxury of having every frame mapped out before we even arrive. Sometimes, there is a foggy vagueness that you need to contend with before things begin falling into place. When this happens, it helps to have something to pull out of your bag o’ tricks—some go-to thing that you can do to at least engage the creative portion of your brain. For me, it is panning. I chose…
  • Photo Tip: Dust off forgotten photos

    Brian Matiash
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:27 pm
    As it currently stands, my Lightroom catalog has about 185,000 photos and videos stored within it. Of those records, I’m certain that I’ve spent any meaningful amount of time on, maybe, 1% of them. 1%! And the crime is not that I don’t have time to budget for them, but rather it’s because I simply forget. I’ve tried pinning the tail on the donkey and choosing a random folder from a prior year but I almost always lose focus. Recently, I tried something new. I have a smart catalog in Lightroom that houses every single photo that I’ve shared online.
  • Bring forth the rain

    Brian Matiash
    13 Aug 2015 | 3:41 pm
    One of the main reasons why I moved to Portland was for the rain. Rain is life. It helps keep the verdant surroundings of this area lush and beautiful. It ensures surges in the waterfalls and creeks that line the Columbia River. And it helps keep the climate nice and cool. Daddy like all of those things. Yesterday, I saw this headline appear in my Twitter feed and was positively deflated. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy pleasant summers. I’ll take the dry heat that we typically get up here. But when I visit Gorton Creek to test out some new cameras and lenses and find it to be almost…
  • Photo Tip: Embrace Moody Weather

    Brian Matiash
    9 Aug 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Recently, I spent a couple of days in Bandon, OR. Before making my plans to go, several friends warned me of the fog that often rolls in during this time of year. After the copious amounts of clear blue skies and blazing heat, some fog and cooler temps actually sounded perfect! It’s understandable if the typical reaction to this sort of inclement weather is to just pack it in and stay back in the comfort of your home. But that’s what my latest photo tip is all about. It’s not about comfort all the time. It’s not about what’s easy, either. It’s about…
  • Clearing my mind at Bandon, OR

    Brian Matiash
    7 Aug 2015 | 12:29 pm
    The past few weeks have been a positive whirlwind. After spending an emotionally fulfilling, and exhausting, workshop in Nicaragua with The Giving Lens and Empowerment International, I had hoped to spend a week or so taking stock of my time there. I have a lot that I want to share—I just need to sort it all out. That mental respite that I had hoped for had to wait because I took part in a two day press event with Sony, marking the availability of the hotly anticipated a7R II camera body (Amazon | B&H). Once that event ended, I packed my Jeep and made my way south to spend a few days in…
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • #FlashbackFriday...a day late, ha ha!

    Lily Hydrangea
    7 Aug 2015 | 10:08 pm
    I was here the last Friday of last July. Wait, that didn't sound right, was that grammatically correct?
  • #ThrowbackThursday

    Lily Hydrangea
    5 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I love these red flags and I love this shot Anthony captured of a man using a metal detector last Monday too. Thanks for contributing Anthony! xo
  • Speaking of Rhode Island

    Lily Hydrangea
    5 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Definitely one of my top three vacation spots of all time, Block Island never fails me in any way, shape or form. Here are the Mohegan Bluffs enveloped in foggy New England weather replete with summertime haze. I've written about these same bluffs from another vantage point over here.
  • The Road to Providence, in Summer

    Lily Hydrangea
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:59 am
    I found nature's colors last Saturday morning both inspiring and beautiful as we drove along the Cross Island Expressway. I've taken similar shots you can see here and here. It's always fun to take a bunch of pictures as we speed down the road while at the same time wondering if I can catch any of the beauty I am witnessing.
  • #FlashbackFriday

    Lily Hydrangea
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:39 am
    Ian walks the beach enjoying the sunset at Robert Moses in July of last Summer. Here are the pictures I posted last year from this very same beach walk.Happy Friday everyone!
 
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    ViewBug Blog

  • Animal Are Beautiful Photo Contest Winner

    admin
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:57 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots showing the beauty of animals in this photo contest with chances to win a Sony QX30 Lens and more.  Turn your Smartphone1 into 30x optical zoom camera. Simply attach the compact and lightweight DSC-QX30 to turn your smartphone1into a professional grade camera to capture beautiful high quality 18MP still photos. With 30x Optical Zoom and 60x Clear Image Zoom you will get amazingly close from farther distances – something your smartphone just can’t offer. A special thanks to all the photographers that helped us find the…
  • Community Spotlight: The Adventurous Images Of Michael Matti

    admin
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:51 am
    In our spotlights we like featuring various types of photographers and today we are excited to showcase the adventurous and landscape images of ViewBug community member MichaelMatti.   I was born in Indonesia and grew up in different parts of Southeast Asia. After spending my childhood in the tropics, my family moved to the cornfields of Indiana. I eventually attended Indiana Wesleyan University where I graduated with degrees in Photography and Business.   I left the cornfields of Indiana for the mountains and ocean of Seattle, Washington, where I currently reside. I am a huge…
  • Spring 2015 Photo Contest Winners Announced

    admin
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:51 am
    “There were some phenomenal photos to choose from. There are indeed a few images that are now not in my top choices but initially were. As Laurie and I discussed in my webinar, I was really looking for images that not only exemplified spring, but were also unquestionably spring, and not necessarily spring-like images that can be (or undoubtably were) taken in summer months/other times of year. On that basis I wasn’t able to choose a few images I otherwise really loved, but I’m very happy with the selections I’ve made and hope you/the contestants will be as well.”…
  • Learn The Story Behind The Award Winning Photo By Sushmitasadhukhan

    admin
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    ViewBug member sushmitasadhukhan shares the story behind his awarded Runner Up photo in the Awesomeness in Black and White Photo Contest. Learn the secrets behind this shot and from the tips shared below, enjoy! 1. sushmitasadhukhan, where did you take this photo? Mesa Arch, Moab, Utah 2. What time of day? Just after sunrise around 6:10am 3. Anything worth sharing about lighting? This is one of most photographed arch in that area. Sunrise time is generally over crowded; people reach there almost 1.5 hr before as the space is limited. As the sun went up the sky light started changing to…
  • Nature Day: Photo Contest Winners Announced

    admin
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:25 pm
    President of NANPA Shares Secrets Behind 5 Award Winning Nature Images: NANPA promotes the art and science of nature photography as a medium of communication, nature appreciation, and environmental protection. NANPA provides information, education, inspiration and opportunity for all persons interested in nature photography. NANPA fosters excellence and ethical conduct in all aspects of our endeavors and encourages responsible photography in the wild. A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Sean Fitzgerald for his collaboration as a guest judge. Sean is a widely published…
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*

  • 6 Outstanding Food Photos from July – DMBLGiT July 2015 – The Judges.. and the Winners

    Neel
    13 Aug 2015 | 4:06 am
    This July was an amazing event. This post shows you six most amazing food photos that impressed the 7 judges. Hosted and Administered by LFP, DMBLGiT July 2015 was special. This month we invited our past hosts to co-host the event together on all of our blogs. Our co-hosts were: April Host – Deeba May Host – Deepali June Host – Nicole Together we created an event that saw better participation that in past events. We have ways to go to reach the participation levels of DMBLGiT before it’s brief hiatus, but we are very determined to reach above and beyond those years…
  • Announcing DMBLGiT July 2015 (and something new!)

    Neel
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:23 pm
    We re-launched DMBLGiT in February 2015… just about five months ago. Since then we’ve got a lot of support! Amazing energy from the food bloggers community… so much so that the hosting spots for the next 12 months were filled in matter of weeks. At LFP we are committed to bring DMBLGiT back to it full life and take it beyond and then some… At least twice a year, LFP will host DMBLGiT contest to put all our energy in this contest. This is one of those months. And this month, we are again trying something new. Here’s what that is… We are introducing…
  • DMBLGiT Feb 2015 Winners, Judges and Upcoming Contests

    Neel
    22 Mar 2015 | 2:49 am
    So here it is – a much awaited announcements for winners… and before we get there… let me share something. For all the past hosts who have supported DMBLGiT, thank you. Hosting this event in Feb month made us realize that this is no small feat. This needs good amount of effort from finding the judges to publishing the announcement of winners. There are a lot of things involved. With that said, I also would like to thank all the upcoming hosts. All hosting spots are full for the next one year! Can you imagine that? If we leave out March, which was too soon after we…
  • Relaunching DMBLGiT (and DMBLGiT Feb 2015)

    Neel
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    Finally! its here. DMBLGiT is relaunching this month. DMBLGiT – short for Does My Blog Look Good in This, is a community run food photography contest that was established in 2005 – 10 years ago. In 2014, LFP “acquired” this food photography contest from Andrew who was running this contest for several years. This is one of its kind contest that is hosted by different food bloggers every month and is judged by outstanding food photographers who love DMBLGiT. This February we are bringing DMBLGiT back to life. In February, LFP will be hosting the contest. Yes!
  • Ever Had Your Food Photo Stolen?

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

  • Paul Griffiths’ Photography Live and Uncut #60 (Podcast 485)

    Martin Bailey
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    While I’m traveling in Namibia, here is a video interview that Paul Griffiths did with me a few weeks ago for his Photography: Live and Uncut show. We discuss my recent adventure with medium format film processing, the incredible resolution of the 5Ds R, and why I still don’t own a mirror-less camera. For the links and show-notes, please see Paul’s blog post here. I hope you enjoy it, and I’ll be back in a couple of weeks… Subscribe Subscribe in iTunes for Enhanced Podcasts delivered automatically to your computer. The post Paul Griffiths’ Photography Live…
  • Breathing Color Pura Bagasse Fine Art Paper Review (Podcast 484)

    Martin Bailey
    3 Aug 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Last week I got my hands on a roll each of two new types of fine art paper from my friends at Breathing Color, Pura Bagasse Smooth and Pura Bagasse Textured, so today we’re going to take a look at these excellent new offerings. First off, one of the most exciting things about these two new media types, is that “Bagasse” is the pulp produced as a byproduct of raw sugar production. This pulp is mixed with cotton to make this paper’s base, so it is the perfect solution for the quality loving photographer or buyer, because the print quality is incredible, as we’ll…
  • Astropad Graphics Tablet iPad App Review (Podcast 483)

    Martin Bailey
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:31 am
    Today we take a look at an amazing new app for the iPad called Astropad Graphics Tablet, which coupled with a stylus like the Adonit Jot Touch, essentially turns your iPad into a powerful, professional graphics tablet. Astropad is still a relatively new app as of August 2015, but the small team of ex-Apple employees behind it are working fast and furiously to make it a true, professional grade graphics tablet. It’s pretty much already there, although we do need the ability to save and change shortcuts on an app by app basis to really make this a true alternative to something like the…
  • Gura Gear Bataflae 18L Camera Backpack Review (Podcast 482)

    Martin Bailey
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    This week we take a look at the Gura Gear Bataflae 18L Camera Backpack, and how I’ve configured mine for my landscape, cultural and wildlife photography tour in Namibia. Watch the video below for details, but in summary, Gura Gear’s Bataflae series of camera backpacks are the best available in my opinion. They are light yet incredible strong, comfortable to wear and designed to put your gear at your fingertips when you need it. The Bataflae 18L has a laptop compartment that takes up to a 13″ laptop if you need to carry one, and the accessory straps and Kooh cords will keep…
  • Shigakougen Blue-Green Landscape Travelogue (Podcast 481)

    Martin Bailey
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:50 pm
    I recently visited the Shigakougen or Shiga Highlands in Nagano here in Japan, as part of my trip to test the Canon EOS 5Ds R, and one of my main goals was to capture the blue-green summer foliage, so today we’re going to walk through three separate shoots on June 22, 23 and 24, 2015. On June 22, I’d spent the afternoon with the Snow Monkeys on my first summer visit, and we looked at photos from the monkeys in the last episode. The monkey park closes at 5pm in the summer, which gave me another couple of hours of daylight, so I headed up the mountain to the Shigakougen area, as I…
 
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    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog

  • Read My Photo Essay WILD LABRADOR

    Dan Bailey
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:35 pm
    This summer, I spent half of July exploring the northeast region of Canada as a guest photography guide with Adventure Canada and Fujifilm. The highlight of that trip was traveling up the entire coast of Labrador, and I’ve just published my … Continue reading → The post Read My Photo Essay WILD LABRADOR appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Serif Releases Affinity Photo Software For Mac

    Dan Bailey
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Serif software just released a professional photo editing program for Mac called Affinity Photo. Built as a high-end alternative to Adobe Photoshop CC, Affinity Photo offers a sophisticated tool set for editing and retouching and a beautiful, intuitive user interface. During its beta … Continue reading → The post Serif Releases Affinity Photo Software For Mac appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Read My Article in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, August 2015 Issue

    Dan Bailey
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:21 pm
    I’m excited to report that my work is featured in the August 2015 issue of Outdoor Photographer Magazine. The article is called “My Move To Mirrorless, and it outlines my transition from Nikon DLSR gear to the smaller, lighter Fuji X-T1 and X-T10 for all … Continue reading → The post Read My Article in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, August 2015 Issue appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Bring Back the Shadows: The Case Against HDR

    Dan Bailey
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:09 am
    Call this ode to the shadow, my attempt to rescue that wonderful, often elusive species, which has been pushed aside lately with such increasing and ruthless neglect by slider-happy photographers who banish it from existence in their images. You know what I’m talking … Continue reading → The post Bring Back the Shadows: The Case Against HDR appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Check Out My Brand New iOS Photography Apps

    Dan Bailey
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:15 pm
    I’m excited to announce the release of my brand new photography apps for iPhone and iPad. Capturing Action and Capturing Landscapes are both full of photography tips designed to help you shoot better, more dynamic images, whether you use a DSLR, a mirrorless … Continue reading → The post Check Out My Brand New iOS Photography Apps appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
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    burn magazine

  • Masks

    david alan harvey
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:56 am
    Masks intrigue all of us. This one from Venice, Italy. Every culture has masks and I have a small collection from various cultures around the world. This photograph continues my non documentary fantasy/fiction series. I am in the “playing” stages of both shooting and choosing. Oftentimes I start a project and then drop it or it may segue into something else. Only by photo sketching and working do long term concepts evolve in my case. I can’t be sitting around waiting for something to pop in my head. Ideas jump at me when I work. No matter what the work. When shooting pure…
  • Final reflections

    burn magazine
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:29 am
    Day 10: Final reflections on the week. Omak Lake, Colville Indian Reservation. @itomhyde for @burndiary #photodiary #wildfire #okanogancomplex #climatechange
  • Influences

    david alan harvey
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:23 am
    While I have earned my living as a straight documentary photographer, I was influenced as a young boy by fiction writers. Even on documentary shoots for National Geographic I would read fiction to get a real feel for a culture. Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Isabelle Allende and Carlos Fuentes shaped my psyche for Central and South America work as much as the factual research I had to do. Fiction always gave me a layer of the tactile and the essence of a story. Twain’s line from Huckleberry Finn ” It was late and it smelt late” always stuck with me as a “picture”. So…
  • Small waves

    david alan harvey
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:21 am
    Small summer waves are still fun summer waves in the outer banks…The hard core big wave riders are waiting for the fall swells.. In the meantime warm water and no wetsuits appeal.,#obx #northcarolina
  • Reflections

    burn magazine
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    Day 10: Final reflections on the week. Near Omak, Washington. @itomhyde for @burndiary #photodiary #wildfire #okanogancomplex #climatechange
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    My Oregon Photography

  • Buy A Cool Tee Shirt

    4 Aug 2015 | 4:22 pm
    You can now purchase a cool and quality tee shirt through my Pixel website: Thom Zehrfeld Artist Website. They come in a variety of adult and youth styles.When you order a shirt more than likely you will be the only one on your block with any particular design on your shirt. How cool is that? In short, I do my own photography and designing and don't copy others.I have put many examples of tee shirts below with links on where you can get them. However, I have hundreds of varied designs on my Pixel.com website for you to check out should you not find something below.These are quality tees…
  • Newport Oregon Photography By Thom Zehrfeld

    15 Jul 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Newport, Oregon is home to some fantastic photography! Since I live in Newport I can get around to some of the best places, and at different times to capture the best.The following photo art is available through my website: Thom Zehrfeld ArtistWebsites (link). It is available in prints, greeting cards, tote bags, throw pillows, duvet covers and phone covers. Prices cover every budget.My photography is a little different. I attempt to make my photography more like paintings than just a ordinary snapshot.Please do not copy any of my photos without my permission. Thank you! Below "My Lee" is one…
  • Beach Wall Decor

    11 Jul 2015 | 2:06 pm
    If you love the beach, the coast you have come to the right place. I have put a smattering of my work on my blog for you review. It will give you some ideas for beach house/cottage wall decor.Since I live and photograph on the Oregon Coast I have many fine art photographs for you to choose from on my Artist Website. You can find the link here: Thom Zehrfeld Artist Website (link)There are three pages of beachy type decor on my site to choose from. Please enjoy! Yaquina Bay Bridge At Sunset (Link)Horse Back Riding On Bandon Beach (Link)My Lee (Link)  River Pilot Station (Link) …
  • iPhone Cases That Say Something!

    10 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    Why settle for an iPhone case that looks like everybody elses and...well, sucks? Featured on my website are hundreds of unique and cool designs that will separate you from the crowd.  You can scroll through my website to find just the right one for you. It is impossible to list them all here so I included just a few samples. The cases are designed for the following models:iPhone 6 Case iPhone 6 Plus CaseiPhone 5/5s CaseiPhone 5 c CaseGalaxy S4 CaseGalaxy S5 CaseGalaxy S6 CaseThis is where they are: Thom Zehrfeld Artist Website  ! (link)It will take you to the iPhone Case page…
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    8 Jul 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Hey! Shop on my website for cool and custom throw pillow. Why deal with the mundane?Here is a link to super neat throw pillows that I have listed on my Thom Zehrfeld Artist Website (Link). They are cool and they come in a variety of sizes and colors.You should be able to find a pillow and design to fit your decor. There is a lot of selection. And, there are hundreds of designs on my website that you will not find elsewhere!Make a purchase...don't like it? There is a 30 day money back guarantee policy.  Below are the different sizes available:14 x 1416 x 1618 x 1820 x 2026 x 2620 x 14…
 
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    Snapfactory

  • Setting up Lightroom from Scratch

    Mark Wallace
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
      In this episode I explain how to set up a Lightroom system from the ground up. In this video you’ll learn how to set up your hard drives, name folders, and configure Lightroom to create a system that will grow with you for years.
  • Leica Q vs M 240

    Mark Wallace
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:43 am
    45 minutes of good information as we follow John Lehmann from the Globe and Mail with his Leica M240 and 28mm lens. This is a comparison between the M240 and the new Leica Q.
  • Visualize the end result

    Mark Wallace
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:18 pm
    When I create videos I’m usually inspired by something I’ve seen, read, or heard. In this week’s Exploring Photography video I was inspired by the words of Ansel Adams. Ansel Adams was big on the idea of seeing the end result before taking a photo. He talked a lot about visualizing a finished print before making a photo. I totally agree with his ideology of seeing before shooting. But the thing that I most admire about Ansel Adams is his concept of post production. I’ve said for years that you can’t “get it right in camera”. It’s not that your camera won’t make good…
  • Some of my favorite Mac apps

    Mark Wallace
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:06 am
    Ask any of my friends and they’ll tell you I love gadgets and technology. I definitely have techno joy. Here are a few of the apps that I use on a daily basis. Evernote It took me a while to fully appreciate the power of Evernote. The trick is to use it for everything, that way it will “remember everything.” I use it to clip web pages, save screenshots, take notes during phone calls, keep track of hotel and air reservations, write rough drafts, take pictures of parking spaces and WiFi passwords. If I have a burst of inspiration I make a quick note that I can flesh out later. Once you…
  • A fresh face

    Mark Wallace
    13 Jun 2015 | 4:16 am
    You’ve probably noticed that things look a bit different around here. Years ago I spent most of my time posting articles, images, and updates to the blog. In recent years that’s changed, I’ve spent much more time updating my Facebook page instead. Facebook is great, but by its very nature it limits the quality of the content. Many times I find myself wanting to post longer, more in-depth posts on Facebook. But that’s just not the place for it. So I’ve changed the Snapfactory website to reflect a more traditional blogging platform. I’ll return to posting longer posts here and leave…
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    Photography Life

  • Does Focal Length Distort Subjects?

    Nasim Mansurov
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:38 pm
    One of the common misunderstandings in photography has to do with the focal length of a lens, or its optical distortion properties. Many photographers claim that a wider angle lens will distort facial features either because of the lens distortion, or the focal length of the lens being too short. In this article and the accompanying video (which is extracted from our upcoming Photography Life Basics Video), we will prove that focal length has nothing to do with distorting a subject’s face and the additional information on lens distortion will explain in detail exactly what gets impacted…
  • Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Announcement

    Nasim Mansurov
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Today Canon announced the updated Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens, which promises remarkable performance for a 35mm prime, thanks to its updated optical formula and the new “Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics”, which is designed to further reduce chromatic aberration to new levels. With a total of 14 elements (2 of which are aspherical), 9 diaphragm blades for beautiful bokeh, fluorine coating and a dust / water-resistant construction, the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM will surely be a popular choice among Canon enthusiasts and professionals. The only issue might be the added weight…
  • Attitudes To Noise

    Alpha Whiskey
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Let’s talk about noise. Not the lovely Swedish lullaby my friend hums at me down the phone but digital noise in our photographic images. Most of us profess a serious allergy to it such that noise control has become a major USP for many camera models. One of the many features prospective buyers look for is noise control at higher ISOs. Models like the Nikon D4S and Sony A7s market themselves specifically as clean imaging devices, having listened to (preyed on?) the market’s feverish insecurities about the dreaded grain.ISO 4000. 28mm. F/2.8, 1/50sec.There I was about to share actual photos…
  • Nikon Noct-NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2 Review

    Nasim Mansurov
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:36 pm
    When testing out the Nikon 58mm f/1.4G, I really wanted to get a hold of the legendary Noct-NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2 lens to see how the two lenses from different generations compare optically. Unfortunately, I could not obtain a good sample of the Noct-NIKKOR at the time, but after scouting eBay for a while, I finally found a pristine copy of the lens from a photographer in California. Being a collector item, the lens was barely used and had been sitting for years in a closet – exactly what I had been wanting to get. I really wanted to make sure that the lens performed as close to its…
  • Zenfolio vs SmugMug

    Spencer Cox
    22 Aug 2015 | 1:07 am
    Both Zenfolio and SmugMug are giants in the world of photography hosting websites, and each has its fair share of loyal supporters. After a year of using Zenfolio to display my photos, though, I was beginning to second-guess my choice. There was no single, nail-in-the-coffin issue with Zenfolio, but several small details were beginning to annoy me as time passed. I kept wondering, could the grass be greener with SmugMug? Two months ago, I decided to jump ship and answer the question for myself – I have been using SmugMug ever since. In this article, I want to share my experiences with both…
 
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    Jasmine Star Photography Blog

  • Create for Creation's Sake

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:44 pm
    You. Hey, you. Don't forget to create for creation's sake. It's not always about how much profit you'll turn or how many people will talk about your work or if it fits into your budget. Sometimes what rests so heavily on your chest must be released simply by doing the thing you're avoiding. So don't hold back. Create for you. Grab the cares or considerations of others, hold them in your hand, then release them out of your car window while driving 55 miles per hour. Let your hand float out and try to grab the empty air, the way you did when you were a kid. Create for creation's sake. It'll…
  • St. Regis Monarch Beach Wedding : Christina+Will

    25 Aug 2015 | 7:35 pm
    The sea breeze rolled through the windows of the bridal suite and the bridesmaids buzzed around the room in matching robes. They laughed loudly, adjusted the music volume, and toasted with champagne. Her sisters, nieces, cousins, and friends ooh'd and ahh'd when they saw her dress and swooned when she donned her red-bottom shoes. This was her moment...and they wanted her to revel in it. Will waited for his bride at the end of a long and curvy staircase. He took a deep breath just before she tapped his shoulder and at the sight of each other, they collapsed into each others' arms. They swayed…
  • How to Create Your Ideal Client Profile

    23 Aug 2015 | 9:11 pm
    A few days ago, I had a serious conversation with a friend. She started a business, was met with a pop of momentum, then it a plateaued. We chatted over acai bowls and I asked her if she'd taken time to create a profile of her ideal client. I'm a huge proponent of creating a profile for who your business caters to, which will in turn help you how to market to her and service her in the best way. So often new I see entrepreneurs start a business without taking the time to outline who their services or products are perfectly suited for. In case you're looking for an article about a company who…
  • The $250 Marketing Plan

    20 Aug 2015 | 9:41 pm
    A couple of months ago, I had the honor of hosting a 30 Day Wedding Photography Bootcamp at CreativeLive. Thousands of photographers joined this challenge and businesses were revolutionized in the process...it was awesome to be a part of! I'm excited to say I've been invited to teach a follow up course during CreativeLive's Photo Week 2015! Join me on Monday, September 21, 2015 as I teach the class, The $250 Marketing Plan. This FREE class will outline how to create an effective marketing campaign for your photography studio with only $250. I'll outline the Why+HOW, so I look forward to…
  • Dallas Engagement Session : Becky+Jeff

    18 Aug 2015 | 10:19 pm
    They were introduced by a friend, on multiple occasions. Three or four times, perhaps. But it wasn't until Jeff approached Becky at a bar in Uptown Dallas that he saw her, and the glow she possessed. He asked if they'd met before and Becky smiled her sweet smile, responding yes. They spent the night talking until they were the last at the bar and continued their conversation late into the night, under a starry Texas sky. On that night, Jeff knew she was different; Becky was a candle amongst matches. He called her shortly thereafter and invited her to join him at a Mavs basketball game on…
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    Views Infinitum

  • New York State Fair Time!

    Scott Thomas Photography
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    It has been the longest in days between the end of last year’s New York State Fair and the the start of this year’s Fair. It really is the end of Summer. But, first, we have twelve days of fun, entertainment, farm animals and food…lots and lots of food. Highlights from the 2014 New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York. I will be heading to the New York State Fair a few times this year so look for more photos of all the fun and people I come across.  See you at the Fair!
  • View 365: Sharknado at ESTA

    Scott Thomas Photography
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    If they can make sharks fly, cars can be made to do the same. Below was the coolest car I photographed at ESTA Safety Park Dragstrip near Cicero, New York on Sunday, August 23, 2015. The Sharknado Pontiac GTO racing at ESTA Safety Park Dragstrip near Cicero, New York. Nikon D750/70-200VR, 1/30s, f/13, ISO 100, EV 0, 200mm Focal Length, tripod, cropped. My goal was to push my panning skills some. Normally, I shoot the cars at ESTA at a shutter speed of 1/250 or 1/125. For shutter speeds less than that I used a tripod. I found at 1/60th of a second, I could easily get the cars but found the…
  • View 364: Return to Fillmore Glen

    Scott Thomas Photography
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    Almost two years to the day, I visited Fillmore Glen State Park again over the weekend. I wanted to revisit Upper Pinnacle Falls and photographic it differently. The first challenge to my goal was the Gorge Trail which, is the most direct route, was closed about half way to them. Taking the Northern Rim Trail gives one a good workout as the climb is up the gorge using steep switchbacks. The climb back down into the gorge was slippery and treacherous from the rain the previous night. It was worth the effort. With the water flow much less than the last time, I was able to climb down on…
  • View 363: Saratoga Horse Racing

    Scott Thomas Photography
    10 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    Start of Race 3 on the backstretch at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York on Saturday, August 8, 2015. Nikon D750/70-200VR, 1/3200s, f/4, ISO 800, EV +0.7, 78mm Focal Length. Saratoga Race Course has hosted major horse racing events since 1864. The most famous racing horses in history have run there including Man’o War, Secretariat and this year’s Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah, who is scheduled to run the Travers Stakes this year. The place has grown over the years and is often referred at as the Grand Old Lady. Crowds of over 35,000 often attend during…
  • View 362: Walk on the Wild Side

    Scott Thomas Photography
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Back in 2013, I shared a few maps and models from the New York State Fair. Many times the projects behind them never get past that fancy looking stage. Today, I want to share with you one of those models which did come to life over the recent 4th of July weekend. Views of the Wild Walk at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, New York which opened over the 2015 July 4th holiday weekend. Both photos where enhanced with MacPhun’s Intensify Pro software. The Wild Walk takes guests thirty feet into the tree tops for a new perspective of the forest. Along the way, they learn about the birds,…
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    The Photography Blog

  • Playing Violin : 10 great photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:35 am
    Discover The Photography Blog Thumbnail photography is CC licensed by   luigioss Playing Violin The violin is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest, highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments, which also includes the viola and cello. The violin is sometimes informally called a fiddle, regardless of the type of music played on it. The word violin comes from the Medieval Latin wordvitula, meaning stringed instrument; this word is also believed to be the source of the Germanic “fiddle”. The…
  • Great selective colour photos

    Claire Roper
    17 Aug 2015 | 2:49 am
    Discover The Photography Blog Emotional, beautiful and inspiring; selective colour photography is a magical technique that adds a wonderful creativity and uniqueness to your shots. It’s a post-production process that you achieve by converting the majority of a colour photograph to black and white, while leaving some parts in colour. You can also use layers and marks in your usual photo editing software. Photoshop, SilverFast, Adobe Fireworks and GIMP are the most popular programmes. The main reason to use it is to add emphasis to a particular element of your photograph; it introduces…
  • So Sweet ! 10 Cats photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    16 Aug 2015 | 12:45 am
    Discover The Photography Blog Cats Photography The domestic cat (Felis catus or Felis silvestris catus) is a small, usually furry, domesticated, carnivorousmammal. It is often called the housecat when kept as an indoor pet, or simply the cat when there is no need to distinguish it from other felids and felines. Cats are valued by humans for companionship and their ability to hunt verminand household pests. Cats are similar in anatomy to the other felids, with strong, flexible bodies, quick reflexes, sharp retractable claws, and teeth adapted to killing small prey. Cat…
  • 10 beautiful photography of French Castles

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    15 Aug 2015 | 2:35 am
    Discover The Photography Blog French Castles A castle (from Latin castellum) is a type of fortified structure built in Europe and the Middle East during theMiddle Ages by nobility. Scholars debate the scope of the word castle, but usually consider it to be the private fortified residence of a lord or noble. This is distinct from a palace, which is not fortified; from a fortress, which was not always a residence for nobility; and from a fortified settlement, which was a public defence – though there are many similarities among these types of construction. Usage of the term has varied over…
  • Goran Pavletic photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    15 Aug 2015 | 12:47 am
    Discover The Photography Blog Discover Goran Pavletic photography work. Feel free to contact us if you want to be featured too ! Biography I am a filmmaker and a photographer. I was born and live in Zagreb, Croatia, where I graduated at Film School. In my artistic work, I prefer a documentary style. As a photographer I’m most attracted to people on the street in everyday situations where I’m in a seemingly ordinary trying to spot unusual. I love black and white photography, and cartier-bresson aesthetics. Most of my photographs aries through walks in the Zagreb city, and I plan to go…
 
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    NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA

  • Best Wedding Photographers | Modern Classic Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:37 am
    Wedding blog Manolo For The Brides recently opined, “there’s a scourge of headless brides, grooms, bridesmaids, and groomsmen on the loose…I’m not sure why.” Neither am I but I have a hunch. Maybe what was an original thought from one photographer got copied repeatedly by a zillion other unoriginal photographers. Yet they’d better be quick about it because as Wedinator website points out, “headless pictures are SO 2010” (wedinator.icanhascheezburger.com/2010/12/31/funny-wedding-photos-headless-groomsmen) And this is why it’s so important…
  • Hamptons Wedding | Long Island Wedding Photographers Interview

    G.E. Masana
    16 Aug 2015 | 8:45 am
    Though there are several long island wedding photographers in the Hamptons I was asked by the The Hamptons Weddings magazine people to sit down for an interview for their “Talent Spotlight” series. I’m excited about being in the same company as renowned names they’ve featured such as Gurney’s Inn and the Montauk Yacht Club, among others, who cater to NYC’s better East End wedding clientele. Even better is the fact that they’ve featured a few high profile wedding photographers but I seem to be the only one they actually wanted to interview! How cool is…
  • What Wedding Photos Are The Most Meaningful For Modern Wedding Couples? | New York City Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    8 Aug 2015 | 8:39 am
    A big complaint couples have is when their wedding photographer didn’t get one decent photo of a loved one but got 1,000 angles of the bride’s shoes. There’s a prioritizing of detail shots like that because wedding blogs (and bridal magazines) popularized showing details as that’s what brings in views for them as brides search the internet for ideas. So photographers hungry to get their photos publicized spend a disproportional amount of time at weddings grabbing tons of detail shots to get material to submit to blogs – but that’s not what wedding photos…
  • Tell the World: What Makes Your Love Special?

    G.E. Masana
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    Is your love like a sunset? There’s a different sunset every day, and different sunsets all over the world. And though each one is unique, they’re all distinctly beautiful to behold. What makes your love distinctly beautiful? Click here to email me and briefly share your love story. I’m selecting some to post on my Facebook page (I won’t use your names unless it’s okay with you). And just like a sunset’s beautiful to see, there are moments engaged couples experience in front of my camera where you can virtually see their love and passion shine. It’s…
  • Wedding Photo Of The Week #37 | New York City Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    When brides and grooms dance their last dance with their mothers and fathers, it’s always more than a dance. It’s a marker. It represents the bride and the groom have left the life they shared with their parents to embark on their new life they’ll now share with their partner. They now start the new family they have established that day. This may seem silly given many couples have left their parent’s nest years before the wedding day, establishing their independence, establishing their new lives. Yet the acknowledgement of this comes full force, at the moment…
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    Mike Walker Photography

  • Summer and fall in Mount Rainier

    Mike Walker
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:09 am
    Usually, mid to late August means summertime flowers covering the landscape in Mount Rainier National Park. This year however, summertime arrived about 8 weeks early and the flowers of summer have mostly departed the fields…mostly. There were still some blooms to be found but not only were there a few summer flowers hanging on, but the colors of an early fall have started appearing. Both the remaining summer flowers and a little of the early color of fall are captured in the photograph above, taken during a glorious morning at one of the Reflection Lakes. The air was crisp and the fog…
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    Asian Wedding Photographer

  • Destination Shoot: Prague Pre Wedding – Priya & Kavit

    Jay Hoque
    7 Aug 2015 | 11:14 am
    Destination Shoot: Prague Pre Wedding – Priya & Kavit When coming up with ideas for Priya and Kavit’s pre-wedding shoot, as soon as we mentioned Prague, Priya’s mood brightened up… Read More → The post Destination Shoot: Prague Pre Wedding – Priya & Kavit appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | Asian Wedding Photographer | 07984 644704. Written by Jay Hoque.
  • Bath Pre Wedding Shoot – Umaiza & Riad

    Jay Hoque
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Bath Pre Wedding Shoot – Umaiza & Riad This was the first time for us in Bath. And after seeing how beautiful the area is, we understood why it was always… Read More → The post Bath Pre Wedding Shoot – Umaiza & Riad appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | Asian Wedding Photographer | 07984 644704. Written by Jay Hoque.
  • WPPI Honors of Excellence Silver Awards – 2015 First Half

    Jay Hoque
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:25 am
    WPPI Honors of Excellence Silver Awards Really pleased to have been awarded two WPPI Honors of Excellence Silver Awards. We’re chuffed as WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographer International) is widely regarded as one of the world’s… Read More → The post WPPI Honors of Excellence Silver Awards – 2015 First Half appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | Asian Wedding Photographer | 07984 644704. Written by Jay Hoque.
  • Destination Wedding: Blue Waters Antigua – Tina & Dee

    Jay Hoque
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Destination Wedding: Blue Waters Antigua – Tina & Dee We’ve known Dee (Divyesh) since meeting him at one of our couples wedding back in 2010 and having worked with him… Read More → The post Destination Wedding: Blue Waters Antigua – Tina & Dee appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | Asian Wedding Photographer | 07984 644704. Written by Jay Hoque.
  • Preview: Hever Castle Muslim Wedding – Nabila & Ricky

    Jay Hoque
    15 May 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Preview: Hever Castle Muslim Wedding I think it’s time to break the silence and image drought. As you’ll notice from the archives, it’s been a long long loooooong time since… Read More → The post Preview: Hever Castle Muslim Wedding – Nabila & Ricky appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | Asian Wedding Photographer | 07984 644704. Written by Jay Hoque.
 
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  • 6 Outstanding Food Photos from July – DMBLGiT July 2015 – The Judges.. and the Winners

    Neel
    13 Aug 2015 | 4:06 am
    This July was an amazing event. This post shows you six most amazing food photos that impressed the 7 judges. Hosted and Administered by LFP, DMBLGiT July 2015 was special. This month we invited our past hosts to co-host the event together on all of our blogs. Our co-hosts were: April Host – Deeba May Host – Deepali June Host – Nicole Together we created an event that saw better participation that in past events. We have ways to go to reach the participation levels of DMBLGiT before it’s brief hiatus, but we are very determined to reach above and beyond those years…
  • Announcing DMBLGiT July 2015 (and something new!)

    Neel
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:23 pm
    We re-launched DMBLGiT in February 2015… just about five months ago. Since then we’ve got a lot of support! Amazing energy from the food bloggers community… so much so that the hosting spots for the next 12 months were filled in matter of weeks. At LFP we are committed to bring DMBLGiT back to it full life and take it beyond and then some… At least twice a year, LFP will host DMBLGiT contest to put all our energy in this contest. This is one of those months. And this month, we are again trying something new. Here’s what that is… We are introducing…
  • DMBLGiT Feb 2015 Winners, Judges and Upcoming Contests

    Neel
    22 Mar 2015 | 2:49 am
    So here it is – a much awaited announcements for winners… and before we get there… let me share something. For all the past hosts who have supported DMBLGiT, thank you. Hosting this event in Feb month made us realize that this is no small feat. This needs good amount of effort from finding the judges to publishing the announcement of winners. There are a lot of things involved. With that said, I also would like to thank all the upcoming hosts. All hosting spots are full for the next one year! Can you imagine that? If we leave out March, which was too soon after we…
  • Relaunching DMBLGiT (and DMBLGiT Feb 2015)

    Neel
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    Finally! its here. DMBLGiT is relaunching this month. DMBLGiT – short for Does My Blog Look Good in This, is a community run food photography contest that was established in 2005 – 10 years ago. In 2014, LFP “acquired” this food photography contest from Andrew who was running this contest for several years. This is one of its kind contest that is hosted by different food bloggers every month and is judged by outstanding food photographers who love DMBLGiT. This February we are bringing DMBLGiT back to life. In February, LFP will be hosting the contest. Yes!
  • Ever Had Your Food Photo Stolen?

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

  • NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer-A Graceful Rebirth of 512 Grace St.

    Rick Ricozzi
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:47 am
    I first saw 512 Grace St. while on the Downtown Lifestyle Tour in the Spring. That’s where I first met the owners Chris and Matt. I was really taken aback by the “before” photos and seeing the finished space. I told Chris and Matt that they should let Salt Magazine do an article on their home, because there was definitely a story behind the incredible transformation from purchase to its existing state. I’m sure many of their friends tried to talk them out of undertaking such an immense project, but they really had a vision, and all their “sweat equity”…
  • NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer-A Design Called Waterline

    Rick Ricozzi
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    I recently had the pleasure of photographing another Wrightsville Beach home designed by Michael Ross Kersting of Kersting Architecture. Michael hired me to photograph the home, as he was submitting it for consideration for the George Matsumoto Prize. This is an award sponsored by North Carolina Modernist Houses. I am happy to say, and congratulations go out to Michael and his firm, that the home took First Place, Peoples Choice Award. For those who live on Wrightsville Beach or walk the Loop, you’ve passed this home from construction to finish. Its sleek and beautiful. I have included…
  • NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer-Family Style On Banks Channel

    Rick Ricozzi
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    For this months issue of  Salt Magazine,  I got to visit and photograph the Ward home, nestled on Harbor Island, overlooking Banks Channel. While there I was fortunate to meet the two ladies of the house, Alisa, and her engaging daughter, Lily.  The home is a wonderful, cheerfully decorated Wrightsville Beach house and you can tell that Lily and her brother Bennett, are the star inhabitants! Marisa, who besides being a full time Mom to children Bennett and Lily, ages 7 and 4 respectively, wife of  husband Chris, and manager of the home, also makes really cool jewelry. Busy woman. Her…
  • 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…
 
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    Batdorff Photography Blog

  • Reflecting in Yellowstone

    John Batdorff
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:12 pm
    I have great affection for the West which is renewed with every trip I make to Montana. Even after 20 years of visiting Montana, I’m still caught off guard by it’s vastness and endless beauty. I never truly understood why people referred to Montana as Big Sky country until I saw it with my own eyes for the first time. The large, open, mountain fields… Big Sky Country The sweeping vistas… Montana Mountain Vistas There are places, while in disrepair, feel as authentic and isolated as they probably did 100 years ago. Old Ranches left vacant There’s a ruggedness to the land…
  • A Town, a Man, and a Dog: Cairo, IL

    John Batdorff
    2 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
    Abandoned building in Cairo, IL Staci and I have made it our routine to spin through Cairo, IL for just a few clicks of the shutter on our way back from our New Orleans workshop. Located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers and at the very southern tip of Illinois, Cairo was once a booming town rich from river trade and rail transportation. It began as a Civil War fort commanded by General Grant that post-war became known for it’s enormous Victorian Mansions and for the wealthy people who vacationed there. Cairo was the place to be in the late 19th and early 20th…
  • 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…
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    Light Stalking

  • How Understanding Clarity and Vibrance in Lightroom Can Improve Your Images

    Jason Row
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Adobe Lightroom offers two excellent tools for increasing the apparent contrast and saturation of an image without resorting to taking everything to the max. These are the Clarity and Vibrance sliders found at the bottom of the Basic tab in the Develop module under Presence. Lets take a look at what they can do for your images. Clarity Clarity is, in effect, a contrast tool. However, rather than boost contrast across the entire range of the image, it boosts it only in the mid-tones. There is a very simple way to see how the Clarity tool differs from Contrast and that is to use them whilst…
  • How to Photograph Rainbows

    Sheen Watkins
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    The song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” recalls for many of us the thrills we experienced the first time we saw “The Wizard of Oz”. Decades later, the late and great Hawaiian singer Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwoʻole brought back this sweet song that was mixed with “What a Wonderful World”. The rainbow, with it’s many colors, clean arc and contrasting backgrounds, not only inspires music but photography too. Photographing rainbows requires the right place, the right tools, creative composition, at the right time. Time is also of the essence as they…
  • 4 Quick Tips for Gaining Exposure on Photo Sharing Sites

    Jason D. Little
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    One of the biggest thrills for photographers is sharing their work. After so much thought, time, and effort are invested in finding, composing, capturing, and processing your beautiful shots, it would be a shame for no one to ever see them. In the past, the most effective and efficient means of sharing photos was to fill up a photo album with prints and gather the family around. Today all you have to do is sign up for a free account with a photo sharing site like Flickr, 500px, or YouPic and you instantly gain access to a global audience. You just have to play your cards right. Here are some…
  • A Photographer’s Guide to Broadcasting on Periscope!

    RJ Hoff
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Periscope: Yet another social media tool to learn. And this one wants you to be the star of the show! Being in front of the camera isn’t something a lot of photographers find fun. No problem, no need to broadcast yourself. Periscope You can just enjoy the live feeds and training from your favorite scoper if you’d rather. Or, you can work your way into it as you watch and learn what others are doing. Read on and let me help you get Periscope installed and exploring in no time. What Is Periscope? Periscope is Twitter’s live streaming app that lets you create your own broadcast or watch…
  • How to Create A Great Composite Portrait – Part 2: Photoshop Compositing

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Previously I’ve talked about preparing and shooting your images for the composite. If you missed it, click here. This is the resulting image. Once the images are uploaded in Photoshop, the retouching should be done first. I will use the frequency separation technique to retouch the portrait before masking it to fit the other background. Before you start, convert everything to smart objects. You will get to resize things repeatedly in order to fit the scale and scene, but resizing a regular layer can make things difficult since the resolution is lost upon scaling it down. Let’s begin…
 
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  • Keep Sharing Your #StayOutThere Photos!

    Nicole S. Young
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:59 am
    On Monday I announced the start of a fun photography challenge, the “10-Day #StayOutThere Challenge“. Today is “Day 4″, so we still have 6 days left to go, so I wanted to share some of the beautiful photos I have seen along the way! You guys and gals are doing a great job, keep it up :) Click Here to Learn More about the #StayOutThere Challenge Here are just a handful of the photos I’ve chosen to highlight from Instagram, Twitter, and Google+. Don’t worry, I’m looking on Facebook, too! Their embed code is not working so well on my blog,…
  • Are Female Photographers Underrepresented?

    Nicole S. Young
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:45 am
    Me and my husband, Brian, at Skógafoss in Iceland earlier this year. Note: Yesterday, Sarah Morino, a fantastic landscape photographer based in the US, put together a list of over 165 women landscape photographers. She did not post this to share a “best of” list, but to create a go-to resource for companies and brands to realize that there are, in fact, a large amount of professional female landscape photographers in the world (and that list is still growing). I don’t know what the actual men-to-women ratio is for professional photographers, but by acquaintances and…
  • Win One Year of the Adobe CC Photography plan!

    Nicole S. Young
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:50 am
    Click Here to Enter My friends at Adobe have provided me with one full year of the Adobe Photography CC plan to give away on my blog! The winner will receive a full year of Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC, and will also get the added benefit of using Lightroom for mobile, Adobe Mix, Adobe Slate, and Adobe Voice. Note: If you are the winner, and you already have the Adobe Photography CC plan, then you will get one extra year added to your existing plan. Here are the details: No purchase or consideration necessary to enter Must be at least 18 years of age at time of entry All entrants must agree…
  • 10-Day #StayOutThere Challenge

    Nicole S. Young
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    As you may already know, I recently partnered with Adobe, and today is the very first day of a 10-Day photography challenge! I would like to encourage and inspire you to get out there with your camera and create photos. Keep reading to learn more … As a photographer, it can be easy to find myself stuck behind my computer all day. I put pressure on myself to perfectly process a photograph on my computer before sharing it to one of my many social media accounts. However, I’m sure I’m not the only photographer out there who would prefer to be out making photographs,…
  • Reflection Lake at Mount Rainier National Park

    Nicole S. Young
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:41 pm
    As I write this, I’m sitting in my hotel room, plotting my sunset adventure for my last night in Mount Rainier National Park. I’ve been here a few times already, the first back in 2009 (before I was into landscape photography, go figure!), and then again three years ago (in 2012). I was hoping to get away from the heat wave we’ve been having in Portland, as well as to get out and use my camera (which has been collecting dust far too long this summer). This time of year, there is usually an abundance of wildflowers blooming all over the park. In fact, the last time I…
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    Digital Photography - Photography Tips, Advice & Camera Reviews | Digital Photographer Magazine

  • Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM launched

    Matt Bennett
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:53 am
      Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Canon has launched a new 35mm f1.4 L-series lens. The new optic is the first to boast Blue Spectrum Refractive optics (BR optics) – a recently developed technology from Canon that the manufacturer says enables “sensational image quality across a diverse range of scenes”. Essentially, this technology refracts blue light to produce shaper results and fewer chromatic aberrations – which is certainly something that we look forward to testing out in the magazine. This focal length and aperture combination is very popular among wedding and…
  • DP165 on sale today!

    Philippa Grafton
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:07 am
    The latest issue of Digital Photographer has gone on sale today, jam-packed full of essential shooting tricks, professional advice and creative techniques. Lincoln Harrison has shared his ten steps to capturing breathtaking star trails, while expert portrait photographers share their secrets for success. Alongside this, we delve into the techniques for monochrome vistas. To whet your appetite, take a look below to find out just what we’re covering! Try camera dragging Zen-like minimalist landscapes have become increasingly popular in recent years, and camera dragging is an effect that…
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II announced

    Philippa Grafton
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:29 am
    Touted as being the second affordable mirrorless system in Olympus’ OM-D line up, today the OM-D E-M10 Mark II has been announced. Featuring high-end tech from the E-M1 and E-M5, it’s all housed in a small and stylish body.   Built with a 16.1MP sensor and 81-area multiple AF, the OM-D E-M10 Mark II also includes five-axis Image Stabilisation, which eliminates blur caused by camera shake. Regardless of lens, the OM-D EM-10 Mark II can compensate for up to four stops of shutter speed.   The large, high-speed 2,360K-dot EVF has an incredible 100% field of view, meaning…
  • Discover Different with Nikon

    amysquibb
    20 Aug 2015 | 4:49 am
    Digital Photographer recently went along to Nikon’s first ever #DiscoverDifferent event, held in Oxford. This was the first of a series of free events planned, designed to take Nikon users around cities and show them how to capture unique shots of these famous places. The day kicked off at 8.30am at the Ashmolean Museum, where Neil Freeman from the Nikon School talked to participants about ways to capture better shots, including hints and tricks for stronger compositions. Then the delegates were separated off into two groups and the tour began. Due to the rain, Nikon had organised…
  • Last call for entires to Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

    amysquibb
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:55 am
    ©Suzie Tanser, 2014 Cute and Funny category winner The Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is making a last call for entires, as the deadline is 31 August 2015. Returning for its sixth consecutive year, the Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year looks to recognise the brightest and best of wildlife photography. The popular competition is open to professional, amateur, and young photographers alike. This year’s top prize is an eight-day Estonia photography trip from wildlife holiday specialists Wildlife Worldwide and The Travelling Naturalist worth £1,795 along with an…
 
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    Photography Concentrate

  • Why I’m not buying the Canon 5DS/R or the Sony a7RII

    Rob Lim
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Lately it seems like every photography news site or blog is buzzing about either the Canon 5DS/R and/or the Sony a7RII. I can quickly sum things up for you: the Canon 5DS/R has a lot of megapixels (50 of them), and the Sony a7RII is the current ground breaking, revolutionary, panacea for all photographers. While I love shiny new pieces of photography gear, I’m not buying either of these new cameras. Here’s why: Why I’m Not Buying the Canon 5DS/R In my opinion the only reason you need a camera with a resolution of 50MP is because you need to print very large. Basically this is useful for…
  • Don’t Do a Pro Shoot Without These 3 Things

    Lauren Lim
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    The scariest thing to happen to me during a shoot wasn’t my knee dislocating. It was my camera breaking, right as my couple was about to go frolicking in the ocean in their wedding clothes. Instantly I felt sick to my stomach, my heart lept into my chest, and the sweat rolling down my face had nothing to do with the hot Mexican sun. But instead of calling a halt to the session, I walked over to the camera bag, pulled out my backup camera, and kept shooting, without them ever noticing. (Ok, to be totally honest I think I went and took Rob’s camera and made him walk over to camera bag,…
  • 5 Inspiring Books For Photographers

    Lauren Lim
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:20 am
    Every time I think that I am out of inspiration and out of ideas, I head to our bookshelf. It’s huge, and jammed full of books of all shapes and sizes (those tiny kids board books are just so hard to store!). I let my eyes browse over the titles, and within moments something amazing happens: I relax. In front of me is a lifetime’s worth of ideas and inspiration – mine for the taking. I pick up any book that interests me, and start to flip. Maybe I don’t get more than 5 minutes in before I’m called to go play dinosaurs. Maybe I get a full hour of reading done while…
  • How to Purchase the Standalone Version of Lightroom

    Rob Lim
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:38 am
    Adobe has made it a bit tricky to purchase the standalone version of Lightroom. Watch the video above to see how to do it. When you click on either of the “Buy Now” buttons at the top of Adobe’s Lightroom page you’ll be taken to a form to sign up for the Creative Cloud Photography program. This is a subscription plan for $10/month which allows you to use both Lightroom and Photoshop. There are no options to purchase the standalone version of Lightroom from this “Buy Now” page. What you need to do to purchase the standalone license (full version or upgrade…
  • New FREEBIE! The Photography Logbooks

    Lauren Lim
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:48 am
    We are notebook lovers. We have dozens around our house of all shapes and sizes. We love visiting stationery stores. But we have never found the perfect notebook to keep track of all the various photography related details and ideas. So one day Rob suggested we make our own. After much brainstorming, design, printing and late night origami sessions we have it: The Photography Logbooks. A set of printable logbooks to record all sorts of wonderful photography notes and ideas. Best of all? They’re easy to print out, and even come with a custom folder you can create to store them all! I…
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    Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA)

  • Singapore Gurkhas Photography Museum, by Zakaria Zainal

    IPA
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Since 1949, the Singapore Gurkha Contingent has been established in the Lion City (Kota Singa) as they live quietly among us.Related Posts:Must say, it’s a fine day for Singapore Photo Books.Join IPA for Singapore’s 1ST Photo Books Day on…Bookmark this: IPA Photo Books Show Singapore | 19th– 20thTwentyFifteen 06/20: Singapore 1925 – 2025 by Robert Zhao…Sebastião Salgado : The Power and Privilege of PhotographyNo visits yet
  • The Temporal Blooming Of A Flower Upon The Earth, by Akai Chew

    IPA
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:24 pm
    Getai, the ‘song-stage’ of Singapore and Malaysia. The structures originated as temporary Chinese opera stages common around the 7th month of the Lunar Calendar.Related Posts:Photo Essay: The Seventh Month 鬼月, by Kevin WY LeePhoto Essay: The Flower Show, by Paul YeungPhoto Essay: A Fragile Thing Called Man, by Eiffel ChongThe Architecture of Insurgency, by Johnny GinTaiwan Photography: Shen Chao-Liang, STAGE(Visited 76 times, 76 visits today)
  • MEMENTO MORI, by Yun-Fei Tou

    IPA
    23 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Taiwanese photographer Yun-Fei Tou's poignant, classical portraits of dogs at the last moments before euthanasia. MEMENTO MORI is a selection in the IPA Hong Hong Taiwan Showcase.Related Posts:Hong Kong & Taiwan Showcase | Angkor Photo Festival…The Existentialism of Taiwan’s Master Surrealist ChangCall For Submissions: Taiwan and Hong Kong Showcase at…Making a memento – Photo Project to Photo BookPhoto Essay: Yes Madam, Sorry Ah Sir, by Paul Yeung(Visited 238 times, 239 visits today)
  • MONAS, by Andri Tambunan

    IPA
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Located in the heart of city, Monas Square is the biggest open public space in Jakarta. Monas square, also called "Merdeka" or Independence square.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Chongqing, by Andri TambunanWorking on Long Term Projects Pt 4: A Matter of Balance…Instagraming India’s General Elections – The…20 Instagrams from Asia to FollowWorking on Long Term Projects Pt 3: Budgeting &…(Visited 271 times, 271 visits today)
  • Hong Kong & Taiwan Showcase | Angkor Photo Festival 2015

    Kevin WY Lee
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:50 am
    A curated Slideshow Showcase for Angkor Photo Festival 2015 featuring 18 photographers from Taiwan and Hong Kong.Related Posts:IPA Street Photography Asia Award 2013 Finalist 11: PAUL…Hong Kong Photo Book Awards – Call For SubmissionsCall For Submissions: Taiwan and Hong Kong Showcase at…Hong Kong Flora – Michael Wolf on Hong Kong vernacular…Photo Essay: Showdown in Hong Kong, by Lam Yik Fei(Visited 5,100 times, 1,753 visits today)
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    Richard Davis Photography

  • Re-Learning the Ropes

    Richard Davis
    9 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.I feel like I’m re-learning the ropes of blogging these days, hence the photo below. I took it a while back on board the Elissa, a Tall Ship from 1877, moored in Galveston harbor at the Texas Seaport Museum. If you’re into sailing you can take a Seamanship course on board and then actually sail the ship in open waters. Me, I think my days of climbing the rigging some 99 feet above the deck to set the mainsail are…
  • Window In Time

    Richard Davis
    14 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Window In Time – View through the clock at the Musee d’Orsay, Paris. View Through The Clock At The Musée d’Orsay A window in time, literally. This is a view through the clock face at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. This is the clock face located on the fifth floor in the North-East corner of the museum. The space behind the clock face in the North-West corner is a restaurant and I don’t find the…
  • Are you ready for The Big Deal coming this summer?

    Richard Davis
    7 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.The Big Deal for photographers is just around the corner! For 11 days from June 14 through June 25 you’ll be able to get over $4,000 of photography resources for just $99! And, when you purchase the bundle you’ll be helping to raise over $200,000 for charity. Click on the banner below for more details on the bundle and how you can participate in this very special offer. The post Are you ready for The Big Deal…
  • Badwater Sunrise

    Richard Davis
    31 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Sunrise at Badwater, Death Valley “There’s a bad moon on the rise” “There’s a bad moon on the rise” rolls the lyric of the old Creedence Clearwater Revival song. No, I’m not that old but I’m not that far off either. As I write this post I’m listening to the track “Outside” by the Foo Fighters. If you saw the ‘Outside’ episode of the Sonic Highways…
  • Here Come The Lads

    Richard Davis
    30 May 2015 | 7:21 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.Here Come The Lads It’s May Madness! While people across the US are familiar with March Madness, as a parent in Texas we also get to enjoy May Madness! It’s that month when everything around the school year comes to a head. There are tests, tests, and more tests. There are performances, there are ceremonies. For me, outside of school there are dance recitals for my daughter and rock’n’roll recitals for…
 
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    Brent Pennington: Photographer

  • Broken Twig studio promos

    Brent Pennington
    12 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Meet Broken Twig, the creations of local artist and graphic designer Kathryn Bondi.  Crafted using branches sourced at the nearby Nay Aug Park, Kathryn constructs these stunning lights that somehow fuse a natural rustic aesthetic with a clean, modern style.  And the result is beautiful! Broken Twig launched this summer, and since then Kathryn has been featured […]
  • Kate’s Headshots

    Brent Pennington
    6 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    I broke out the studio gear recently to work with Kate, an actress who works with a number of the local theater ensembles, including The New Vintage Ensemble.  She came to me needing some new headshots as she works to enhance her acting career, and I was thrilled to be able to help her out! […]
  • July First Friday performance

    Brent Pennington
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Scranton kicked off July with it’s monthly First Friday arts celebration, downtown businesses opening their doors to host local artists and art-admirers through the evening.  This month’s timing blended the annual Independence Day festivities into the mix, which made for a fantastic event. I spent the first hour or so at The Leonard, where the […]
  • Arts on Fire 2015

    Brent Pennington
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Another of my favorite weekends of the summer has come and gone, that trademark of June where the Historic Scranton Iron Furnaces are once more shimmering in the heat of molten metal.  It’s Arts on Fire, a celebration of Scranton’s heritage and vibrant local arts culture. The highlight of the event is always the live […]
  • Dirty Girl Mud Run 2015

    Brent Pennington
    17 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Looking back a month or so, to when the leaves were just starting to come out, and Mandy and Amanda made their annual trek through the Dirty Girl Mud Run. For those who may not be familiar, the DGMR is a 5k race that supports cancer research.  Unlike most 5ks, however, this one is for […]
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    A Life Well-Lived

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

    LittleBearProd
    28 Aug 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, August…
  • Weekly Post: SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    28 Aug 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, August 28, 2015SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #79SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient…
  • Weekly Post: SUZHOU, 1985-to the present by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    27 Aug 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, August 27, 2015Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present,…
  • Weekly Post: SILK ROAD - Embroideries of Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    27 Aug 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, August 27, 2015Silk Road - Embroideries #136SILK ROAD #136:   At 4-feet tall, this was a very striking single panel. Entitled, “Geese Among Reeds,” it was also EXTREMELY subtle, in part, because of the unique stitch applications. The matrix…
  • Mandalac Gardens by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    16 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    From August 11 - September 27, I will be exhibiting new work, MANDALAC GARDENS, at The G2 Gallery in Venice, California. This Constant Contact is background information about my color print-making history in general. and how it has lead me to this new series of "prints." I have also included all 9 of the images that will be in the exhibit, so please give this a read and enjoy the "show."For those of you that have followed my work, you know I began my career as a color printmaking photographer in the early 1970's when Cibachrome papers were introduced into the American market. Although Kodak…
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    The Art of Photography

  • Signed and Numbered Edition

    29 Aug 2015 | 7:33 pm
    In this video I'll share some awesome viewer mail once again as well as a few updates on bigger projects that have been in the works! SPONSOR: Squarespace.com - Build It Beautiful! For a free trail, visit http://squarespace.com For an additional 10% off your order use offer code AOP on checkout Mail from: Daphne K Lee http://www.daphneklee.com/store/ https://instagram.com/daphneklee/ Tammy Ruggles http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3206507/BLIND-photographer-takes-series-stunning-images-world-using-prove-disability-stifle-creativity.html http://tammyruggles.deviantart.com/ Artists with…
  • Scanning and Metadata for Film Photography

    24 Aug 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Scanning is essential in analog photography for digitizing your images and sharing them online. In this video I will discuss my secrets and techniques for scanning negatives as well as how I work with metadata on images that are not digitally native. http://meta35.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/tedforbes Instagram: http://instagram.com/tedforbes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aop.podcast Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/tedforbes Website: http://theartofphotography.tv And get on our mailing list to stay up to date on photography news and the latest episodes:…
  • Film Photography Process

    21 Aug 2015 | 7:33 pm
    As a followup to my Nikon F5 review, I wanted to make a video detailing my entire process from shooting to developing film to scanning. It turned into a VERY long video so I've split it up. This is part 1 - I'll show you more visually how I work and in the next installment I'll talk in detail about why I do things the way I do. Twitter: http://twitter.com/tedforbes Instagram: http://instagram.com/tedforbes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aop.podcast Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/tedforbes Website: http://theartofphotography.tv And get on our mailing list to stay up to date on photography…
  • Nikon F5

    19 Aug 2015 | 7:33 pm
    The Nikon F5 was introduced in 1994 and represents the 5th generation of the professional Nikon F series. I’ve got one on loan to me this week so I decided to check it out and share it with you guys. The F5 is extremely interesting in its handling of considerable upgrades in technology for a 35mm camera. It was the last heavily used professional 35mm camera before the move to digital. Twitter: http://twitter.com/tedforbes Instagram: http://instagram.com/tedforbes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aop.podcast Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/tedforbes Website: http://theartofphotography.tv…
  • Can't Stop Spinning

    16 Aug 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Arqspin offers an excellent service for extracting rotating 360 interactive content from video. Arqspin did not sponsor this episode and are not affiliated with the channel. But I do think they have an outstanding product that’s definitely worth a look. If you want to use their paid service, you can use offer code TED20 to save 20% on your order. http://arqspin.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/tedforbes Instagram: http://instagram.com/tedforbes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aop.podcast Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/tedforbes Website: http://theartofphotography.tv And get on our…
 
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    Photo Patzer

  • 4 Advantages of Using Cheap Stock Photos

    Joseph
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:44 pm
    With the increasing need for images around the internet, it is not a surprise that many cheap stock images websites are popping out one after another. Of course, creative folks have the option to purchase cheap stock photography or grab free photos from Google. While the latter may sound more pocket-friendly, there are certain legal issues that one may face upon doing so. Here are other reasons why you should use cheap stock photos instead of free images. 1) You can find stock photos cheap more easily and quickly. It may sound surprising if you are used to searching free images through search…
  • 4 Tips for Using Shutterstock in Finding Cheap Stock Photos

    Joseph
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:30 pm
    What stock photo agency are you using to find cheap stock photos? Are you subscribed to Shutterstock? Shutterstock is a global technology company with the largest marketplace for creative professionals. With over 55 million stock images, you will surely find everything you need to complete your creative projects. The website updates its library everyday with an average of 400,000 new stock images per week. It also offers images on demand and subscription plans suitable for every budget. Here are a few tips on how to find cheap stock images using Shutterstock. Watch out for recommendations.
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    Photography Business Insights & Tips

  • Attractive People on Bikes at Burning Man

    Allen Murabayashi
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:58 am
    Software engineer Vahe Hovhannisyan noticed the love affair that some San Francisco residents have with their bikes. After picking up a DSLR in 2014, he started photographing “bikesters” – a term he uses to describe people for whom a bike is an extension of their fashionable self. On his Instagram account, Hovhannisyan features a range of bikers…
  • Annie Leibovitz On Photography

    Allen Murabayashi
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:26 am
    “I’ve never been that interested in the technical end as much as I’ve been interested in how important it is to see – and how you see.” A little weekend inspiration from a 1999 Charlie Rose interview.  
  • The Photo as Weapon

    Allen Murabayashi
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:54 am
    Photography has been used in many ways throughout its history: as documentation, propaganda, keepsake, etc. But never has it been so frequently used as a weapon as in the Information Age. As visual communication becomes the de facto language of social media, we can only surmise that we will see more and more examples of…
  • HONY Raises $2m for Pakistan | I Love Photography | Ep 60

    Allen Murabayashi
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Fargo residents have their traffic stops broadcasted live on Periscope, bears have increased stress from drone noise, and the life of a pool as photographed by Risbhabh Kaul. It’s another week of I Love Photography. Download the podcast Our weekly look at all things photographic with Fernando Gomes and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Get the…
  • Walking Through War: Hyperlapse Storytelling

    Allen Murabayashi
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Many years ago, I had the pleasure of seeing the late Chris Hondros speak at the Eddie Adams Workshop. During his presentation, he showed an entire of sequence of images that led up to this 2005 image of a 5-year-old Samar Hassan with blood covered hands following the death of her parents in Iraq. Not…
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    The New Camera

  • Best accessories for Nikon D4s

    nayan
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:47 am
    Nikon D4s is one of the most demanding camera among the professionals shooters throughout the world.  Nikon D4S features 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS Sensor (36 x 23.9mm), engineered in the core of the Nikon to deliver an immersive dynamic range, with exceptionally low noise. Image sensor shows brilliant work in the latest generation of Nikon’s powerful image Continue reading Best accessories for Nikon D4sRelated Posts:Best Accessories for Canon 7D mark IIBest Accessories for Sony A7R IINikon L620 Compact Travel Zoom Camera – Press Release,Nikon New Hybrid Flash Unit for Still and…
  • Olympus E-M10 II vs. Olympus E-M10

    abhishek
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:43 pm
    This could be a serious competition between the two cameras one Olympus OM-D E-M10 II a complete newly born camera and its predecessor Olympus OM-D E-M10. This OM-D E-M10 II ‘s contribution is to extend the OM lineup and if we give a look at the specification table the major difference that we could see between the Continue reading Olympus E-M10 II vs. Olympus E-M10Related Posts:Panasonic GX7 vs Olympus E-M5Panasonic GX8 vs. Panasonic GH4Fujifilm X-T1 vs Olympus E-M1Nikon V3 vs Olympus E-M5Olympus E-P5 vs Olympus E-M5
  • Sony A7R II Showing More Details than Nikon D810

    admin
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:42 pm
    We can clearly see that the recently announced Sony A7R II camera showing more details in the image compared to the Nikon D810 DSLR camera. Take a look at the image below and see the difference It’s no doubt the Sony A7R II is better than Nikon D810. We can clearly see more details and better color Continue reading Sony A7R II Showing More Details than Nikon D810Related Posts:Sony A7R II vs. Nikon D810Nikon D810 vs Sony A7RPentax 645Z vs Nikon D810 vs Sony A7R High ISO TestNikon D810 vs Canon 5D Mark IIIBest Mid-Range Fullframe Camera HIGH ISO TEST – 2014
  • Panasonic GH4R Camera Coming Soon

    admin
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:36 am
    Panasonic is ready to announce a new and updated version of Panasonic GH4 series camera GH4R, the upcoming camera will have V-log profile earlier it was expected that the V-LOG will be released as a firmware update for the current GH4 camera. The camera announcement is expected in next few days, so stay with us Continue reading Panasonic GH4R Camera Coming SoonRelated Posts:Panasonic GX8 and FZ300 Coming in July 2015Panasonic M4/3 Compact Camera – LX100 Coming soonConfirmed: Panasonic G7, GX8, FZ300 ComingPanasonic GH5 to Feature 8K Recording?Panasonic GX8 My Feature 4K, Coming in…
  • Canon Patent – Expandable LCD Display

    admin
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    Canon is ready to add a new dimension to the display unit of the camera. The Hybrid design will satisfy both touch generation and also those who love to operate  camera via control dials. Take a look at the details below and share your thoughts with us. Patent Publication No. 2015-154223 (Google Translated) Published 2015.8.24 Filing date 2014.2.14 Rotatable Continue reading Canon Patent – Expandable LCD DisplayRelated Posts:Rotation of the Image Sensor With Display Unit – Sony…Canon Patent Multi-View Compact CameraCanon Patent 24-120mm LensSony Patent – New Tilting…
 
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    PHOTO CONTEST INFORMATION

  • “The Color of Blue” Photography Awards

    abhishek
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:55 pm
    The color of blue is the color of the sky and the color of the ocean. The color of blue is also the color of sapphires and the color of flowers. Whether it is azure, cobalt or cerulean it is a color of importance and beauty. It is a color of nature. Submit your images of blue. Landscapes, portraits, street photography or abstracts are all welcomed. The only requirement is the image has some depiction of the color of blue. PictureCompete is searching for the best representations of the color of blue. Eligibility: Open to all photographers, worldwide. Entry Fee: $15.00 for 4 images Theme:…
  • Your Big Break | Enter the world of Commercial Photograp

    admin
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:23 am
    Coinaphoto Mission: We, at www.coinaphoto.com have a mission for you – Share with us through the eyes of your lens what happens when you combine smart technology with smart kids & smart money! Eligibility Worldwide Entry Fee Free Prizes The successful candidate will see his or her photograph used in a Global brand’s marketing assets which include the website, blog and social media channels to name a few. If successful not only will you be part of upcoming campaign but your work will: – Be seen by hundreds of thousands of people across the world through CoinaPhoto.com…
  • Golfwell’s Annual Golf Call for Entrie

    abhishek
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Enter original dramatic or humorous, never seen before golf photos that should be family friendly (G rated). Eligibility: Open to all photographers, worldwide. Entry Fee: Free Prizes:  Best Golf Photo First Prize $100.00 2nd Prize $75.00 Best Funny Golf Photo First Prize $100.00 2nd Prize $75.00 Winners will also receive an Award Certificate Of Acknowledgement from Golfwell.net. One photo limit per entry along with a story behind the photo may be included. Enter as often as you wish. Enter digital photographs by email or online via the website. Image requirements: 10 MB or less in…
  • Working Artist Photo Contest 2015

    abhishek
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:52 pm
    The Working Artist Photography Award is available to all domestic and international photographers and photo-based artists working in all traditional and non-traditional photography formats, genres and styles, including but not limited to film, digital photography, digitally manipulated photography, glitch, straight photography, abstract photography, landscape photography, still life, fashion, documentary, street, black and white, color, as well as all methods concerning the finished photographic print. Eligibility: Open to all photographers, worldwide. Entry Fee:  $25.00 Prizes:  $1000.00…
  • EEF Photography Awards

    abhishek
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:31 pm
    Eligibility: Open to all photographers, worldwide. Entry Fee: Free Prizes:  £5,000 in photography equipment Image requirements: RGB format; JPEG file (level 10 or above in Photoshop); The maximum and ideal image size is 3508 x 2480 pixels or 3508 x 3508 pixels if square; Minimum image size 2400 x 1800 pixels Online submission of digital photographs via the website. Copyright: you agree that EEF Ltd. and any of its partners can display, distribute, publish and alter any of the images in their activities to promote and support UK manufacturing for a period of five years. Deadline: 30…
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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • Quels sont vos problèmes en photo / vidéo

    Guillaume Manceron
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    Une nouvelle saison commence sur le blog, et nous avions envie de voir avec vous ce que vous vouliez. Donc concrètement cet article est une question à tous nos lecteurs. C’est bientôt la rentrée tout le monde, que ce soit pour les enfants (le 1er septembre pour le grand de la maison), pour les adultes et même pour nous. Cette rentrée nous l’attendions avec impatience car nous avons hâte de retrouver notre studio, de préparer le Salon de la Photo  (pour rappel, on vous offre des invitations gratuites) et surtout préparer les articles (et vidéos) de septembre. Pour nous, le…
  • Bien débuter en photo : quel réflex choisir ?

    Celine Manceron
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:39 am
    Dans la suite de la série « bien débuter en photo« , on va parler un petit peu de matériel, et plus particulièrement de réflex (promis, on parlera des autres catégories d’appareils photos dans de prochains articles). Aujourd’hui, vous avez envie de découvrir le monde des réflex ? Mais tous ces sigles, ces mots spécifiques, ne vous parlent pas du tout… et les vendeurs des grands magasins ne semblent pas s’y connaître plus que vous ?? On est là pour répondre à toutes vos interrogations et vous guider dans vos achats ! Voici quelques…
  • Tuto Lightroom : retoucher un coucher de soleil

    Celine Manceron
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:42 am
    Vous êtes nombreux à être revenu de vacances, et c’est donc le moment de traiter toutes ces (très) (trop) nombreuses photos. Et je suis sure que parmi toutes ces photos, il y a des couchers de soleil ? Dans le tutoriel du jour (merci Tuto.com), je vous propose de voir ensemble comment traiter son coucher de soleil sous Lightroom. Quand on parle de coucher de soleil, on pense tout de suite à la couleur orangée / rosée, on pense également aux ombres, aux contrastes, au contre jour… Sauf qu’au moment de la prise de vue, votre photo peut vous sembler un peu fade, pas…
  • Vidéo : Mise au point automatique ou manuelle ?

    Celine Manceron
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:34 am
    La question de la mise au point automatique ou manuelle est présente dans le monde de la photo (particulièrement pour la macro), cependant, elle reste marginale. En effet, aujourd’hui, la mise au point automatique est très efficace en photo. Dans le monde de la vidéo, la réponse à cette question n’est pas aussi évidente, notamment quand on filme avec un réflex ou un hybride. Utiliser la mise au point automatique ou manuelle va dépendre des fonctionnalités de votre caméra, mais aussi de ce que vous filmez, et c’est ce qu’on va essayer de vous expliquer aujourd’hui. En…
  • Faire de la photo de mariage

    Celine Manceron
    17 Aug 2015 | 2:49 am
    On parle souvent des mariages sur Photopassion, et souvent en coup de gueule (d’ailleurs, un des articles fait partie des best of de Photopassion). Aujourd’hui, c’est un article très différent qui vous attend. En effet, je vais vous parler de mariage et de photographie, mais sans râler ☺ J’ai plutôt envie de vous apporter mon témoignage en tant que photographe de mariage, et vous expliquer pourquoi j’aime ce métier ! Pourquoi aujourd’hui, parler de mariage ? On est en plein boom de la saison de mariage, on voit et on découvre de magnifiques lieux et on rencontre des gens…
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    The Creative's Corner

  • A Day At The Eastern End Of The Grand Canyon

    admin
    7 Aug 2015 | 4:19 pm
    We went to the Grand Canyon a week ago. This time we visited the Eastern side. The scenery going through the Indian Reservation is amazing, especially the Little Colorado Gorge area. And if you go that way, be sure to eat at the Cameron Trading Post. They have great food. Here’s the Colorado River at the bottom of the canyon, and the tiny Desert View Watchtower at the big canyon. Have Fun, Jeff
  • Your August Wallpaper Is Ready

    admin
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Don’t forget to get your August computer wallpaper at http://www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html. It shows an iconic fence in Jerome, Arizona. Have Fun, Jeff
  • Jeff’s Arizona Adventures – Butterfly Wonderland

    admin
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:43 pm
    (Click on an image to enlarge) Arizona is a nature photographer’s dream. We have mountains (regular and volcanic), deserts (regular and painted), forests (regular and petrified), canyons (that big one in northern Arizona) and much more. But every so often you want more, you want something different, and that’s where man-made environments come in. These artificial environments give you a chance to photograph plants, flowers and animals that you wouldn’t find when you trek around Arizona. You have your choice of zoos, wildlife parks, aquariums, aviaries and my favorite,…
  • July Computer Wallpaper Is Ready

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Hi All, This month is an image of a honeybee getting ready to snack on a Prickly Poppy. Head on over and get your copy at www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff
  • Lightning Photos

    admin
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Hi All, I just returned from photographing an extremely active lightning storm in Cottonwood, Arizona. It’s great to have the Monsoon season back. Have Fun, Jeff Click an image to make it larger.
 
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • Under the Stars

    Michael Frye
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Tufa and stars (with Perseus and the Pleiades), Mono Lake. I lit the tufa formations with a flashlight during the 15-second exposure; it only took a brief pass with the light to provide sufficient illumination at 6400 ISO and f/2.8. As I said in my last post, we had remarkably clear skies during our recent Starry Skies Adventure workshop, despite the proximity of the Walker Fire. But 24 hours before the workshop started the situation was uncertain and changing quickly. We didn’t know what would happen with the fire, and whether we’d see any stars through the smoke. Some workshop…
  • Dodging the Walker Fire

    Michael Frye
    23 Aug 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Helicopter over the Walker Fire from Highway 395, last Sunday evening Our Starry Skies Adventure workshop turned out to be a little more adventurous than we thought. Just before we left our home in Mariposa last Saturday to head for the workshop I checked the satellite photos online. The Rough Fire near King’s Canyon National Park had been sending smoke north, so I was keeping an eye on it. But my last-minute check revealed a new smoke plume just to the southwest of Mono Lake. Uh oh. Our workshop was based in Lee Vining, on the west shore of Mono Lake, only a few miles from that smoke…
  • Lightning Over the Central Valley

    Michael Frye
    9 Aug 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Lightning over the San Joaquin Valley from the Sierra Nevada foothills, California, USA This summer I’ve often heard my fellow Californians making comments like, “Weird weather we’re having,” or “Interesting weather, isn’t it?” Yes indeed. Typically most of the state receives no precipitation from May through September, but this summer we’ve had lots of subtropical moisture drifting northward into the state, triggering showers and thunderstorms. The rains have mostly been light and scattered, so haven’t made any real dent in the drought,…
  • When Does a Photograph Need a Focal Point?

    Michael Frye
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Sunbeams in a redwood forest, northern California coast, USA When doing critiques I often encounter otherwise-wonderful images, with simple, strong compositions, great light, and nice color, but lacking an essential ingredient: a focal point. Viewers need something to latch onto, and if they don’t find it right away they feel lost. You have to take them by the hand and say, “Here, look at this.” The photograph above has an obvious focal point — the sun. From there your eyes can travel along the radiating light beams out to the rest of the frame. Of course a photograph can…
  • Mirrors and Ripples

    Michael Frye
    26 Jul 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Clouds and Mammoth Peak reflected in an alpine tarn, Yosemite (1/90th of a second) I love mirror reflections. The symmetry they create, with the bottom of the photograph mimicking the top, almost automatically adds repetition and creates patterns, helping to unify the image and give it rhythm. The photograph above is a good example. I made this about two weeks ago near Tioga Pass, with some fantastic clouds passing by late in the afternoon. It’s not a perfect mirror, as the water is slightly rippled, but it’s close enough. The clouds and their reflections form a big X through the…
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    Photography Bay

  • The Sony A7R II Is NOT the Camera that I Need

    Eric Reagan
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Every time a new, awesome camera is released, I start thinking of all the reasons I need it. Canon 5Ds? Check. Blackmagic URSA Mini? Check. Sony A7R II? Double check. I mean, the A7R II does about everything I could possibility want in a camera today. But it has one major limiting factor… Me. I see amazeballs photos captured with the A7R II or insane 4K video and I’m like, “boom, that’s what I need.” And yet, this is really all about GAS (gear acquisition syndrome). I love cameras, lenses and accessories. Heck, I’ve got a whole blog where I write pretty…
  • Reader Photos Roundup: August 30, 2015

    Eric Reagan
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:21 pm
    It’s time for our weekly break from the gear for a few minutes so we can enjoy another round of reader photos from the Photography Bay Flickr Group. Check out the rest of the photos below. Clicking on the photos will take you to its Flickr page where you can read more about the shot, leave a compliment or connect with the photographer. As always, thanks for being a part of Photography Bay and sharing your work with the rest of us. If you missed out on this round of reader photos, feel free to join in on the fun and add your photos to the Photography Bay Flickr Group and maybe we’ll get…
  • Panasonic Lumix GH4R Rumored to Add V-Log Recording Option

    Eric Reagan
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Panasonic’s GH4 has been rumored to get an upgrade with a V-Log recording option for wider dynamic range and greater flexibility in color grading. We saw this feature alongside the anamorphic firmware upgrade back at NAB 2015. What we didn’t know at the time was when it would be released and if it would cost extra. We still don’t have answers to these questions but new rumors from Digicame-info suggest that Panasonic may introduce a new model, the GH4R, which comes with V-Log capabilities out of the box. If that happens, will GH4 users have the option to upgrade their…
  • Deal: Canon 5DS for $2699

    Eric Reagan
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:12 pm
    ebay (via Get It Digital) has the Canon 5DS for $2699.99 (reg. $3699) in limited quantity. Check it out 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 99.7% and offers its own 1-year warranty with the camera. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • iPhone 6S Rumored to Feature Upgraded 12MP, 4K Camera

    Eric Reagan
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:25 pm
      Apple’s next iPhone event is expected to happen on September 9. The new phone is rumored to be the iPhone 6S. Presumably, there will also be an iPhone 6S Plus as well.  Based on numerous leaks and rumors relating to parts in the production pipeline, it’s looking more and more like the iPhone 6S will sport a camera with resolution greater than 8MP. This would mark the first resolution upgrade since the iPhone 4S launched in 2011. The new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus cameras are rumored to sport a 12MP sensor that is also capable of recording 4K video. Apple is further rumored to…
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    Newscom FocalPoint

  • Celebrity Picture Profile: Emily Ratajkowski

    Annabelle Quinn
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Emily Ratajkowski – 10/21/2014 – New York , New York – Hearst Magazines Magfront: Unbound Access 2015 held at Hearst Tower, NYC. David X Prutting/BFAnyc/Sipa USA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: sipaphotosfive013984 Emily Ratajkowski is on the verge of becoming the next it girl. She is starring alongside Zac Efron in We Are Your Friends in her first ever major role. Even though she has had a successful career in modeling, her real passion is in acting. Her first role came on the Nickelodeon show, iCarly in 2009. Since then she was featured in Robin Thicke’s…
  • Athlete in Focus: Devontae Booker

    Ty Cobb
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Utah Utes running back Devontae Booker (23) jumps over a defender. The Utah Utes defeated the Colorado State Rams 45-10 in the Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boyd Ivey/Icon Sportswire 248/Boyd Ivey/Icon Sportswire/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: iconphotosfour070146 The debate about whether college or the NFL is better has been argued among fans for years. One of the biggest arguments college football fans have is that the college game really hits the ground running. This season’s kick off will have 19 games on the opening Thursday night…
  • Editors Picks: Epic Outdoor Photography, Champion Athletes, and the NYSE Surprise

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Snow Gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora), Wallaces Hut, famous and ancient alpine hut on highland of Victoria, surrounded by old snow gums, Australia, Victoria, Alpine National Park, Bogong Highplains. S. Sailer/A. Sailer/picture alliance / blickwinkel/S/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: dpacreative484010 Sometimes some of the best pictures we see daily, are the beautiful and epic photos of landscapes, the outdoors, and amazing animals. This gorgeous scene in Australia caught my eye, as well as the larger-than-life image of the Swiss Mountain Bike Marathon below. So go ahead, and indulge…
  • Celebrity Relationship Roundup

    Annabelle Quinn
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:11 am
    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner reunite as they step out in Atlanta with children Violet, Seraphina and Samuel – both wearing their wedding rings! Affleck and Garner recently announced they would be divorcing after 10 years of marriage, shortly after allegations surfaced that Affleck was having an affair with the family’s 28 year-old nanny, Christine Ouzounian. Affleck was spotted arriving in Atlanta yesterday, where Garner has been filming “Miracles from Heaven.” The family were believed to have had lunch and seen a movie at the AMC theater in the local mall. Atlanta,…
  • Around the World: Petronas Twin Towers

    Annabelle Quinn
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:44 am
    Petronas Twin Towers at KLCC Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Sep 2014. Paul Brown/REX/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rexphotos058094 The were the tallest buildings in the world between 1998 and 2004 before they were dethroned by the Taipei 101 building. But the Petronas Twin Towers still stand as magnificent architectural masterpieces in the middle of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It took seven years for the towers to be erected, and a move of the original planned building site after it was discovered that half of the foundation was going to be built on decaying limestone and soft…
 
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • Photography’s a b*tch

    pmelcher
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:37 am
    Some days are harder than others. Some days just hit you so hard that when the sun finally sets, that your stuff is somewhat back in order and you head finally hits the pillow, your first and last... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • Shutterstock’s ceiling

    pmelcher
    11 Aug 2015 | 6:32 am
    You wouldn’t think about it this way, but Wall Street tends to be highly emotional and jittery  when it comes to stock photo licensing. When companies with voracious growths – anything... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
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    Microstock Diaries » Microstock Diaries |

  • BlackStockImages – Specializing in People of Color

    Lee Torrens
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:16 am
    Among the constant flurry of new stock agencies, one has recently launched (in beta) with something interesting: a super-narrow specialty, accepting only images of black people. It’s called BlackStockImages and was founded by Kenneth Wiggins, a design entrepreneur. The Market for Black Imagery As a designer, Wiggins was unhappy with the stock imagery he found featuring black people. He found the available photos...
  • Bundles – A Selling Strategy Yet to Take Off in Microstock

    Lee Torrens
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:45 am
    Bundled packages are starting to become popular in microstock, but only outside of the “typical” microstock agencies. It’s an interesting strategy that works for customers, agencies and contributors. But will it catch on in the rest of the market? What is it? In the stock industry, bundles are limited-time offers of multiple media files for purchase at a single, heavily-discounted...
  • Depositphotos Raises Prices and Lowers Royalties

    Lee Torrens
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Depositphotos has started informing contributors that their recent credit price rises implemented on August 22nd will, from September 1st, be complemented with a 10% cut to royalty rates for credit sales.  Changes In Pricing And Royalties The emailed notification says the price increase was to bring them in line with market rates, and that the royalty cut was “dictated by the requirements of...
  • YAYimages New Pricing Structure Targeting Low-Volume “Streaming” Customers

    Lee Torrens
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:10 am
    Hot on the heels of our look into $9.99 unlimited subscriptions, YAY Images is today implementing new subscription prices that are based on downloads rather than image size and targets low-volume customers that were previously directed to the former brand, YAY micro. The changes are intended to boost the company’s Streaming service, and improve contributor per-download royalties. Market Segment: Price Sensitive Until...
  • Can a Netflix-style $9.99 Unlimited Subscription Model Succeed in Microstock?

    Lee Torrens
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:08 pm
    $9.99. That is what services like Netflix and Spotify charge for unlimited service. The standard subscription in microstock is $250 for 750 images per month. For microstock agencies to adopt a low-cost subscription model would be a HUGE leap, but not dissimilar to the leap made by Netflix and Spotify in their industries. One big difference is that by the time movies and music...
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Weekend Enjoyment – AlvinII

    Moose
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:53 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website Yep, Alvin is back, we call him Alvin II since they don’t live that long. With […] The post Weekend Enjoyment – AlvinII appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
 
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • tfttf695 – Dinner at the Viewfinder Villa

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:46 am
    Chris and Monika just received the title and the first draft for the book cover from the publisher. And it’s gorgeous. They also discuss packing for Donegal, Ireland for a two-week tour starting early tomorrow morning. Show Links: An amazing line-up of tours and workshops: New York & San Diego Oct 2015 – Lake Baikal, … Continue reading tfttf695 – Dinner at the Viewfinder Villa The post tfttf695 – Dinner at the Viewfinder Villa appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf694 – Liquid ISO

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Today Chris talks about liquid ISO – how the same film can be treated with different amounts of light and still produce results, most of the time more exciting results as if used at box speed. Sina Farhat is our guest, talking about doing aerial photography from a helicopter over Gothenburg for Wikimedia. Also: another … Continue reading tfttf694 – Liquid ISO The post tfttf694 – Liquid ISO appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf693 – This Country Is Not The Way You Think It Is

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    14 Aug 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Chris talks to to Philip Briggs (Author of the Bradt Guide to Ethiopia), Trevor Cole (world traveler and photographer extraordinaire) and Hans van der Haar (Dutch tour operator with a family in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) about their views of Ethiopia. Some great surprises in this interview. “..the other thing that people don’t expect and that … Continue reading tfttf693 – This Country Is Not The Way You Think It Is The post tfttf693 – This Country Is Not The Way You Think It Is appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf692 – Pimp My Lens

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    6 Aug 2015 | 6:05 pm
    Find out how to pimp your lens to make it do things it wasn’t supposed to do and Bernd talks about taking photos from a small plane. » Download the MP3 for this episode The post tfttf692 – Pimp My Lens appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf691 – Best Before 2003

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Chris takes you on a tour through the Viewfinder Villa, while he tidies up the studio for a weekend workshop. Also: why is it that finishing a project is so magic? » Download the MP3 for this episode The post tfttf691 – Best Before 2003 appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • REVIEW: Sony RX100 IV–The Best Point and Shoot Just Got Better

    26 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Compact Camera Due to the advances made by cellphones like the latest iPhones and Samsung Galaxy’s, the reality of the the compact market these days that it takes a lot of money and tech wizardry for a compact camera to outperform the best smart phones. Our expectations demand that cameras like this, especially at this price point, exceed the quality we can get with our phones otherwise what’s the point? In this respect, the RX delivers by offering a Zeiss lens, a pop up flash and electronic view finder (useful for bright sunlight outdoors) that all offer…
  • REVIEW: Topaz Labs Remask 5 Tutorial & Discount Coupon Code

    25 Aug 2015 | 1:07 am
    APPROVED EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT Downloads of version 5 available after NOON Central Time on 8/25/15 Masking is a pain in the butt – period. While Refine Mask has improved a lot, the reality is that it still is tough to do complex refinements and get good results. In my opinion, no masking product has been easier to use than Remask so I was excited to get the chance to try out the latest version this past weekend when I was writing this review. What’s New Remask now runs stand alone which allows it to integrate with other products like Lightroom and more. To support this background replacement…
  • REVIEW: Canon 5DsR–The Value of 50 Megapixels (Part I of II)

    19 Aug 2015 | 3:27 am
    Canon EOS 5DS R DSLR Camera I liked the Canon 5Ds a lot more than I expected to when I first reviewed it, but I had that burning question that every 5Ds user has – is the 5DsR better? Fundamentally the two cameras are identical with one major exception – the 5DsR removes the optical low pass filter which in theory means you should get much sharper images as the risk of possible moiré pattern issues under certain circumstances. In my testing of other cameras without the low pass filter like the Nikon D810 and Sony Alpha A7R, I have never had any issues so I figured the extremely hard to…
  • REVIEW: Epson SureColor P600 (Part II of II)–Excellent Value with Pro Results

    7 Aug 2015 | 2:43 am
    Epson SureColor P600 Inkjet Printer I like to use a printer for a while before rendering an opinion because most photo printers can shine with just basic testing, but it is the test of time that surfaces issues with print heads clogging and network communication problems. Fortunately this printer has passed with flying colors as I’ve never once had any networking problems nor have I had a single print head issue even after not using it for seven weeks in very dry weather. In part one of my review I sang the praises of the ease of setup, but over time I really fell in love with it even more.
  • REVIEW: Topaz Labs Simplify 4–Ready For Something TOTALLY Different? (DISCOUNT)

    5 Aug 2015 | 1:40 am
    Topaz Labs Simplify 4BuzSim Split Toned III Preset (without Vignette) Ever dreamed of being an illustrator, but just don’t have the natural skills or time? Do you have an image of a interesting scene that you’ve edited to death, but it still doesn’t wow you? If so, then Simplify might be just what you need to spark your creativity and give your images something that make them unique. This is especially useful for scenes that have been over shot (can you say Paris?). Here’s the original in-camera unprocessed RAW file that I enhanced in Simplify for this review: Original Staircase shot…
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  • Klimt IV

    Pamela Viola
    7 Aug 2015 | 9:09 am
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  • The Psychology of Bike Riding

    KerryG
    5 Aug 2015 | 8:45 pm
    The more I ride the more I believe that distance and hills present more of a mental challenge than a physical challenge. Of course you have to develop some muscle. You aren’t going to hop on a bike for the first time and knock out a Century (100 mile race) but you can do more […]
  • Lessons Learned in 6 weeks of Biking

    KerryG
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    “When my legs hurt, I say: “Shut up legs! Do what I tell you to do!” Jens Voigt As with starting anything new, there will always be lessons to be learned along the way. Sometimes its from mentors, sometimes from doing your research, and sometimes by trial and error. In the six weeks since I […]
  • Mountain Biking Skils

    KerryG
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:05 am
    You may have noticed that I chose a good mountain bike over a road bike. My goal is to be able to get to places that are inaccessible to road bikes. For training, we have fantastic places like the Phillip Mac Center, Rhyolite Park, Hidden Mesa Open Space, and many others. Unlike riding on the […]
  • Back on the Bike Week 4

    KerryG
    9 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    “It doesn’t get any easier, you just get faster” Greg LeMond It’s now my fourth week since starting to ride again and things have really started to turn around lately. Early on it was frustrating and often disappointing to have to stop and take a breather. Lately I have changed my route from a 4.8 […]
  • On the Saddle Week 3

    KerryG
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Its been three weeks since I started riding again and it has been a bit of a struggle for sure. The altitude has really added to the challenge but my weight has probably been the biggest factor. Just imagine being in shape and riding and huffing around a pack with around 85 pounds in it. […]
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    Nat Coalson
    11 Aug 2015 | 11:25 pm
    If you’ve found your way here, thanks! But this version of the EyeLevel Journal is no longer being updated. Please visit and bookmark the new address: EyeLevelJournal.com
  • New Abstract Photograph: Invaluable Lessons

    Nat Coalson
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Abstract photograph (negative) made in Seville, Spain. Features white outlines of rectangles against a black background. A large teal, horizontal strip dominates the lower third of the composition. Fine art prints available in any size and on any material. Also available as handpainted, mixed media Original on canvas. Contact us for a custom quotation. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Indigo Rhythms

    Nat Coalson
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Abstract photograph made in Zadar, Croatia features rich, saturated hues of red, magenta and purple, contrasting against deep blue and black. The slim, vertical orientation displays dynamic energy created by strong diagonal lines and rhythmic translucent bars. Fine art prints are available in any size and on any material. Also available as mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Balloons

    Nat Coalson
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Abstract photograph features soft circular shapes in yellow and turquoise. Fine art prints available in any size and any material. Contact us for pricing. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Interplanetary Traveler

    Nat Coalson
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Abstract photograph made in Paris, France. Horizontal image features a rough white square set against a textured field of deep browns and blacks, with diagonal lines and studded with blue specks. Fine art reproductions are available in any size and on any material. Also available as mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Contact us for custom pricing. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
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  • Picnic at Sunset

    david
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    La Jolla, California - August 30, 2013
  • Flower Mosaic

    david
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Coronado Island, San Diego, California - August 29, 2010 I shot this on this date in 2010. I hadn’t done anything with it, or even noticed it, until I was going through my archives. I decided to apply my mosaic effect to enhance the texture. Hope you like it. Let me know, comment here.
  • Window Effect

    david
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    iPhone photo - Antique Warehouse - Solana Beach, California - August 26, 2012 We were out for the day, stopped at one of our favorite Antique shops in Solano Beach. In the men’s room, I spotted this old window with a spider web in the corner. Took out my iPhone and composed. I noticed the blown out area and decided to take a second photograph in case I wanted detail in that area. When I combined the photographs, I decided to experiment with blend modes (a function in Photoshop). I really liked the difference mode, a kind of negative image. I rotated the image. I really like the enhanced…
  • Coronado Island

    david
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hotel Del and Point Loma from the Coronado BridgeCoronado Island, San Diego, California - August 25, 2010
  • Around the Bend

    david
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Wilmington, Delaware - August 24, 2008
 
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  • How Professional Photographers Can Stand Out: Try Something New!

    Forum Admin
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:07 am
    In this day and age of sameness, I think it’s important to stand out and offer something different. Just have a look at the large retailers – it seems they are all selling the same products. This holds true for photographers, as well. We all tend to offer prints, canvases and albums that on the surface may be difficult for our clients to see any real difference. To run a successful business these days, you have to stand out and have a differentiator. As photographers we have four main areas where we can be different: Personality Products Service Photography With great service being a…
  • What is the World’s Largest Photograph?

    Forum Admin
    13 Aug 2015 | 7:09 am
    What is the World’s Largest Photo? Well…it depends. Many large photographs exist, and many people define “photograph” differently. Is it the most pixels that makes an image large? Dimensions? File space? The following photographs are defined as the “world’s largest photograph” for different reasons. The arguments for the world’s largest photograph quickly turn into blurred definitions and rabbit-hole debates. See these examples below and let us know which you think deserves to be called the “World’s Largest Photograph”. Image Source Name: The Great Photograph…
  • “The Connection” Newsletter – August 2015

    Forum Admin
    5 Aug 2015 | 12:19 pm
    August 2015 August is a great month for weddings and travel! In honor of vacations, we have featured some great travel images in our new Leather Wrap Album above from William Innes. We are also excited to announce that William will be featured once a month on our blogs for the lab! Be sure to check out this month’s specials which include Framed Fine Art Torn Edge Prints and Accordion Minis. Happy trails everyone! Image by William Innes Photography  table of contents specials new products schools and sports blogs education collages on the road again  august specials 25% OFF Framed Fine…
  • Business Workflow to Power Your Photography Business

    Forum Admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:44 am
    One of my favorite programs to present around the country is “Auto-Pilot for Photographers”. The premise is how you can automate your photography workflow to get more done or create extra time for yourself. A good portion of any photographer’s workflow these days is business and postproduction. Here are my top three areas to focus on for improvement. Business Workflow for Photographers Tip #1 — Lists I realize the word “list” sounds archaic and not very efficient, yet they are a tool for getting more done. Lists can also help you not mess up or forget something. Lets look at…
  • Meet William Innes!

    Forum Admin
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:33 am
    We sat down with William Innes earlier this year and asked him a few questions about his photography business! Click Here to View the Video
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  • A Blatant Plug.....But Not For Me

    Howard G
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:49 am
    Every so often you run across a company that does things so well and that demonstrates such superb customer service and overall excellence that you have to say something. That is why I am posting a plug for Puget Systems, a company that designs and builds custom computers. But don't let that 'custom computer' moniker get you all worked up, it's not by any means a company that just caters to computer geeks.  To start with, I have purchased three computers from them (a laptop and now my second desktop) since 2010.  They were a joy to deal with for all the purchases, but with this…
  • Cuyahoga National Park

    Howard G
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:16 am
    Sometimes it takes me quite a while to get around to processing photographs that I have taken.  How long?  Well this one that caught me eye is from....2009!  And looking back in the folders I saved from this trip to Cuyahoga National Park, I found quite a few images that I really like.  I sort of just tucked them away and never edited or ranked them.  By the way, Cuyahoga, located in Ohio, was designated as a national park in 2000 and is America's smallest, weighing in at 20,339 acres.I have many photos from years gone by which I have never really gotten a chance…
  • Backlit Tree; Hocking Hills

    Howard G
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Photographing Cedar Falls was one of the highlights of my trip to Hocking Hills this last spring. The falls is down in a valley of sorts, so there was plenty of time to photograph before the sun rose high enough to 'end the party' by causing bright highlights on the water.  While on the hike back to the car, I was walking along the base of a cliff and happened to notice that the sun had risen just over the top of the cliff and was nicely backlighting a group of trees, leaving the rock wall in the shade.  The dark rock provided a nice contrasting background for the tree and it looked…
  • The Face That Goes With The Hands

    Howard G
    17 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    A short time ago, I posted an image of the hands of a statue in Pittsburgh's Homewood Cemetery. I mentioned that I had also taken a 'headshot' of the same statue.  Today's image is that 'headshot'.  Statue , Homewood Cemetery    © Howard Grill  Subscribe to Motivation Photo Blog by Email
  • Jennings Environmental Area

    Howard G
    12 Aug 2015 | 1:01 am
    Every year at around this time (end of July to beginning of August) I make my annual trip to Jennings Environmental Area to see the Blazing Stars (Liatris spicata).  Something happened this year though.  This year there were fewer flowers than I have ever seen. There were really very few.  I'm honestly not sure why.  Perhaps this year's weather was too hot or too dry or too something......I certainly hope it was just a bad year for them and not a harbinger of things to come.At any rate, not wanting to forget about this years trip, I thought i would repost an…
 
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  • Could This Be The Best Way To Learn Photography?

    Larry
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:20 am
    Is there a photographer out there who doesn’t want to get better?  Isn’t everyone looking for the ultimate learning platform for photography?  Well, Trey Ratcliff of “Stuck in Customs” fame may have just found it! A few weeks ago, I was introduced to a new learning community called The Arcanum.   This thing is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.  It is based on the Master/Apprentice concept where people sign up to be apprentices and are chosen by a Master to join their community.  The interaction and educational potential is incredible.  What you have…
  • Judging The Best of The Best

    Larry
    7 Aug 2015 | 12:18 pm
    A Week Of Inspiration I just returned from Altanta after spending the week at Gwinett Technical College judging at PPA’s International Photographic Competition.  Every year, judges from around the country get together for a week to judge the best photography from around the world.  It is truly an exciting and inspiring week. Over the course of the week, we judged over 5,200 images – then judged the top images again for the PPA Loan Collection. There was live streaming of the judging and even an internet TV show – IPCLive.  In case you missed my appearances on there,…
  • Imaging USA 2015

    Larry
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:35 am
    ImagingUSA is right around the corner!   For those who don’t know, ImagingUSA is the once-a-year photography extravaganza, hosted by the Professional Photographers of America. This thing is HUGE with loads of great educational programs and a mind-blowing trade show.  If you are anywhere near Nashville, this is can’t-miss.  If you aren’t near Nashville, you should GET to Nashville.  It is THAT cool! Senior Program As if things weren’t exciting enough, I will have the great honor of being on of the speakers at this year’s convention.  I’m doing a program…
  • Off The Record: Mamma Mia!

    Larry
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    OFF THE RECORD:  Mamma Mia! This one has been in the work for months!  I’ve been photographing Skyler her whole life and wanted to include her in the series, we just kept running into obstacles.  We couldn’t decide on a cover, then couldn’t locate the right dress.  Finally, the stars aligned and we were able to recreate the cover of the Mamma Mia broadway soundtrack.  The album itself isn’t super well-known, but the fact that the image has loomed over Times Square for so many years certainly inches it closer to iconic status. The Original The original album cover…
  • Off The Record: Wife Scratch Fever

    Larry
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:46 pm
    OTR- Nugent Style For this installment of the Off The Record Project, we are going all the way back to 1977 for the third album by guitarist/singer/songwriter Ted Nugent.  Cat Scratch Fever was a big hit for Nugent, going multi-platinum.  His crazed look helped to make the album cover very memorable. The Original The original album actually has a wrap-around cover – with the cover image continuing on the back of the album- but more on that later. The photo was a very basic setup.  Just find a guy with crazy hair and an even crazier expression.  The simple grey background helps to…
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  • Courtney & Phillip’s Wedding | Bowery Hotel, NYC

    admin
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:13 am
    Vendor List: Venue: Bowery Hotel, NYC Hair/Makeup: Christyna Kay Florist: Belle Fleur Cake: Sylvia Weinstock Reception Band: Soho Rhythm Wedding Planner: Lindsey M. Events Courtney and Phillip exchanged vows at a wedding at the Bowery Hotel that was truly a pleasure to photograph.  Lindsey Mckitterick planned the flawless day that was rich in beauty but richer in spirit. The Bowery Hotel is a stunning and inspiring venue for a wedding. It is a rethought jewel that has emerged polished from the once rather rough Bowery. Paul Goldberger, in a Vanity Fair spread, quoted the 1939 WPA Guide to…
  • ISPWP Spring 2015 Award Winner

    admin
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:23 am
    I am super excited to have a winning photo in the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers Spring 2015 contest!  The photo is from Dana & Michael’s Central Park Engagement! The ISPWP is an organization of the best wedding photographers in the world. It was created by professional photographers to raise the standards of the wedding photography profession, and I’m so proud to be a part of it! Given that each year’s ISPWP contests have thousands of photographers submitting their work, their continued recognition of my work as some of the best in the world…
  • Bonnie & Wilson’s Wedding | Whitby Castle, NY

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    12 Aug 2015 | 2:19 pm
  • Priya & Austin’s Wedding | Cipriani Wall Street, NYC

    admin
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Vendor List: Invitation: Atelier Isabey Hair: Joann Tufaro Makeup: Valerie Guglielmo Ceremony Lehenga (Dress): Ritu Kumar Reception Lehenga: Anita Dongre Florist: Pedestals Lighting: Star Group Productions Reception Band: Mike Herman Band from Hank Lane Music Ceremony String Trio: Juilliard
  • Featured in Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine

    admin
    12 Aug 2015 | 8:13 am
    I’m super excited that Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine has published my work in their September/October 2015 issue. They showcased Lisa & Brian’s Wedding as well as Jordana & Andrew’s Wedding which both took place at The Pierre Hotel.    
 
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  • Looking for Salmon

    Ron Niebrugge
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:59 am
    Brown Bear, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. I love brown bears, but now I’m shifting to their big white cousins to the north as I head out today to lead a couple of tours Hugh Rose featuring polar bears, auroras and what should be some amazing autumn color!
  • Seward Highway

    Ron Niebrugge
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    Shoreside truck on the Seward Highway last night, near Seward, Alaska. I have had a lot of fun this past week traveling between Ketchikan and Seward as part of an assignment for Petro Marine Services / Shoreside Petroleum.  I wrapped it up last night with my favorite kind of photography – working from a helicopter with the doors off!
  • Aurora over Seward Campground

    Ron Niebrugge
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:41 am
    Last night, Seward, Alaska. Here is a first – I photographed the aurora last night for over an hour in shorts and flip-flops!  Far cry from my typical aurora clothing where I’m more likely to be in bunny boots! Only a couple of people in the entire campground had any idea this was happening overhead last night at 2:00 a.m.  I had hoped to stay up for the arrival of the Holland America cruise ship in hopes of getting the aurora over it, but was just too tired to stay up all night.
  • Sunrise Bear

    Ron Niebrugge
    22 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
    Brown Bear at sunrise, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Back home after a busy week of assignment work in Southeast Alaska.  Thought I would take a minute to share an image from earlier this month during a memorable sunrise!
  • Blue Ice

    Ron Niebrugge
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:20 am
    Iceberg from Le Conte Glacier, Tongass National Forest, Alaska. This was one beautiful iceberg – photographed during the whale and bear trip.
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  • Gear Review: Sony a7rII 42mp Mirrorless Camera

    Colby Brown
    14 Aug 2015 | 4:38 pm
    In October of 2013, Sony announced the a7r, the world’s first 36mp full frame mirrorless camera. While it wasn’t perfect (REVIEW), it was good enough to pull me, and many other photographers, into the world of mirrorless photography for the first time. Here we are nearly two years later and Sony has finally released its successor, the a7rII. So what’s new? This time around Sony went with a brand new 42mp backlit CMOS sensor, a much improved AF system and new body style to name just a few additions to this already pretty popular line of mirrorless cameras. The Three Sony…
  • 15 Tips for Getting The Most Out of Your Sony a7rii

    Colby Brown
    7 Aug 2015 | 9:09 am
    With the release of the Sony a7rII, there is no doubt that the photo industry is talking…and for good reason. Sony has really pushed the boundaries with this full frame 42mp mirrorless camera this time around. For many, this was the final nail in the coffin that allowed them to make the move from a DSLR to a smaller (and mostly lighter) mirrorless system. And with every new camera, there are new menu systems to learn, new custom button functions to remember and new features to wrap your head around. So no matter if you are brand new to Sony or a long time user who just picked up the…
  • Ask Me Anything (AMA) – Sony a7rII 42mp Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

    Colby Brown
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:14 pm
    For the last few days I have been incredibly fortunate to be one of the first photographers in the US to receive the newly announced Sony a7rII, a 42mp full frame mirrorless camera that has caught the attention of the entire photo industry. While I am currently hard at work on my own full in-depth review (which should be posted in the next week), I want to open things up to all of you in the meantime. This is an AMA, otherwise known as an Ask Me Anything session where you can ask me anything you want about the Sony a7rII in the comments below. Do you want to know what is new in the menu…
  • Installing and Updating Apps on Your Sony Camera With Ease

    Colby Brown
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:23 am
    One of the coolest features of being a Sony shooter these days is the fact that you can buy and download applications to run on your Sony Mirrorless Cameras, much like you can with your smart phone. Why is this great? Because for a few bucks, you can add a lot of features and functionality to your camera that it didn’t have before, such as the ability to easily capture and compile time-lapses out in the field with the Time Lapse App. Time-Lapse App for Sony Mirrorless Cameras While it is great that Sony added these feature to their cameras, the process to connect your camera to your…
  • Windows is Now a Viable Alternative For Creative Professionals

    Colby Brown
    12 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    When it comes to working in the creative world, there is no doubt that many creative professionals (graphic designers, illustrators and even photographers) have historically preferred OSX and the Apple eco-system that it has built around its products. With a relatively sleek UI, strong customer service history and the slogan “it just works”, it is not surprising that many creatives sided with Macs for so many years. Photo Copyright www.cnet.com But things have been changing and for the first time in a long time, a lot of people are starting to once again get excited with what…
 
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  • How My Mirrorless Olympus Gear Worked in Iceland

    Chris Corradino
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:48 am
    10 days around Iceland and I chose to leave my full frame DSLR home and take an all mirrorless kit. It sounded crazy at first, but the results may surprise you. In my bag were the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and E-M10 along with two pro lenses, the 12-40mm f/2.8 and 40-150mm f/2.8. I also brought a 1.4 teleextender, a variety of filters, and lots of batteries. The only thing missing was the mirror inside the camera, and the extra weight of a DSLR kit. For those interested in potentially making the move to mirrorless cameras, check out my guest post for MirrorLessons. 
  • Idyllic Country Weekend at Glen Highland Farm

    Chris Corradino
    10 Aug 2015 | 11:15 am
    A gentle breeze blows over a field of freshly cut crab grass on an idyllic Saturday afternoon. We are at Glen Highland Farm in upstate New York. The dogs, Miles and Opal lounge by my side, just quiet enough to let me read a chapter of a Vonnegut novel. They are tired now, but only after a full day of activity. It started with coffee and breakfast prepared over a wood fire. Cooking here is not just for sustenance, but is quite the social event with lively conversation and good music. We met many wonderful couples who drove from various states as far north as…
  • Going the Extra Mile

    Chris Corradino
    5 Aug 2015 | 2:58 am
    From ground level, this was a crowded uninspiring scene with bus loads of tourists milling about. It was only after hiking the vertical equivalent of 28 stories that we found this beautiful vantage point. The better perspective usually requires that you go the extra mile. 
  • Seals in the Glacial Lagoon

    Chris Corradino
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Our zodiac driver killed the engine and we could hear the thunderous sound of ice breaking off the glacier in the distance. From there, it then enters this lagoon, giving the Seals something to rest on. These Harbor Seals were a ways off so I had to use a 1.4 extender on a 300mm bringing it to 420mm. Also had a super fast shutter speed to prevent any motion from the rocking boat. I was using the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 with the extender which is far lighter than a prime 300mm would have been on a DSLR. I think this makes it a bit easier to handle.
  • Old Church with Turf Roof and Crepuscular Rays

    Chris Corradino
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:01 am
    This old structure was built in 1858, and is one of only six turf roof churches left in Iceland. Rain here is quite common making the microfiber cloth an essential part of my gear. Even with a lens hood, drops would collect on the lens and were visible in the shot. I was carefully wiping down the 3 stop ND filter when I looked up to see this scene forming. Crepuscular rays broke through the gaps and stretched towards the steeple. I had just enough time to make a few frames before they receded back into the clouds. 
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  • Hand Painted Folk Art Sign Watermelons

    28 Aug 2015 | 5:16 am
    Hand Painted Folk Art Sign MelonsCollection Jim Linderman
  • World War Two Handmade Stamp Corsage Savings Stamps Folk Art

    23 Aug 2015 | 9:45 am
    Folk art handmade corsage.  Defense postal savings stamps were issued in 1941 featuring the statue of "Minuteman" by David French which stands in Concord, MA.  The ten cent stamps were redeemable for War Bonds issued by the Treasury.  This handmade corsage is made of nine  stamps (each ten cents) with red, white and blue leaves cut from paper and string stamens.  Originally, corsages were thought to ward off evil.  These did…they raised funds to fight Hitler.World War Two Postal Stamp Handmade corsage.  Circa 1941.  Collection Jim Linderman
  • The Good Ship New York Antique Folk Art Sculpture

    20 Aug 2015 | 8:16 am
    Folk Art sculpture.  The Good Ship New York is circa 1890 and is three feet long.Folk Art Ship Model with original paint.  Collection Jim Linderman
  • Old Folk Art Bird Sculptures Wall Shelves c. 1930

    15 Aug 2015 | 10:15 am
    Old Folk Art Bird Sculpture Wall Shelves c. 1930 Original Paint matching pair.See also Jim Linderman BOOKS The Birth of Rock and Roll and more.
  • Old Folk Art PIgs on Broomsticks Parade Staffs

    13 Aug 2015 | 10:06 am
    Pair of old folk art pigs on broomstick parade staffs.  Circa 1930.  Children's parade animals.  Each 40 inches long.  Painted cloth with repairs.  See also Jim Linderman BOOKS The Birth of Rock and Roll and more.
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  • Learning How to Book Senior Portraits, Navigating the field of Pet Photography, and Expanding your Company Brand through Blogging: Our Top Ten Blog Post of August 24- 28

    28 Aug 2015 | 7:27 am
    By Aleighia Rouse Good golly Mr. and Ms. Molly's! August has approached its end! Where did all of the time go? We are hopeful that you spent your time doing exciting things for your amazing businesses and learning a little bit more in the process.  Here is a little something to add to that list, our top ten blog posts of the week, just for you! Booking Seniors During School Hours BOOKING: As school revs up in full motion, it can be hard to get your senior student clients booked on the calendar. It's not very easy to bring summer beach weather to Oklahoma autumn weather.
  • Be More Educated with an Imaging USA Pre-Convention Class

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    By Chris HomerImaging USA 2016 in Atlanta is rapidly approaching. As you make preparations for the convention, consider signing up for a pre-convention class to increase your photographic education opportunities! While Imaging USA has a whole host of classes included with your full-access registration covering topics that all photographers can learn from during the convention from January 10-12, there are also additional classes occurring from January 7-9. These pre-convention classes require an additional fee, but the class sizes are limited to smaller groups, meaning you'll get more…
  • Pet Photography Tips and Tricks

    25 Aug 2015 | 7:53 am
    If you've ever tried to photograph pets in a portrait session, you understand they can be a little difficult to control. We took the topic of pet photography to theLoop to get some tips to get you started - and this is what we found:Wear comfortable clothes and get down on the ground at pet level. Avoid a bunch of photos of the top of dog heads. Number two - be patient. Patrick GrannanFor dogs, it's all about their comfort. They love to perform and interact with their owners. Watch and wait and you will see certain behaviors and expressions. They are easy enough to capture when they happen if…
  • How PPA (And Others) Helped Shape My Career and Can Help Shape Yours

    24 Aug 2015 | 4:55 am
    Editor's Note: Renowned Photographer Anne Geddes We are very excited to share with you that PPA has teamed up with world-renowned photographer and PPA lifetime member Anne Geddes. Anne is adding her voice to PPA's See The Difference campaigns and will help all of us showcase the value of professional photography to prospects and clients. Over this last decade, point-and-shoot high-end technology and other forms of non-professional photography have muddied our industry, lowering the bar and the mass' perception of what is acceptable in terms of quality and professional service.At PPA…
  • Integrated Social Media, Using Scale in Landscapes and Never Overexpose a Photo Again: Our Top Ten Blog Posts of August 14 - 20

    21 Aug 2015 | 11:34 am
    Can you believe August is half over?! Where has our summer gone? We hope you've spent yours doing good things, building your business and learning new tips and tricks. To add to that list, here's our top ten blog posts of the week for you!Quit Envying. Start Doing.MOTIVATION: Put an end to being green with envy and put into action a plan that will get you there. Whether it's your perfect session, returning clients or just more revenue, you can do it if you take the first step. See how Rachel Brenke of theLawTog makes it happen.How to Integrate Social Media with Your WebsiteCONTENT IS KING:…
 
 
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  • Ultra-wide angle lenses with stabilization / vibration reduction

    Neil vN
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Ultra-wide angle lenses with stabilization / vibration reduction The need for stabilization in the ultra-wide angle lenses, might appear to be a slightly redundant feature. After all, camera shake is less of a problem the wider your focal length. On a 16-35mm lens, it would really seem to not be that important. Now, I sometimes second-guess myself about what lenses I need. And what the gaps are in the lenses I have. The Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G (affiliate) is a modern legend, and I love it. But with the bulbous front element, it can’t take filters. A polarizing filter and neutral density…
  • Posing and lighting technique

    Neil vN
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:21 pm
    Posing and lighting technique – posing in relation to the lighting When taking a portrait, the pose needs to suit the lighting. And vice versa, the lighting needs to be done in relation to the intended pose. Especially so when the lighting is dramatic. This is such a key idea – lighting and posing are tightly correlated. Started again: you pose the participants in relation to the light. You light the people you photograph, in relation to how you position the light. When lighting a couple, I tend to favor the woman in terms of flattering light. So in setting up a pose, the…
  • First steps in shooting video with a stabilized gimbal

    Neil vN
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:53 pm
    First steps in shooting video with a stabilized gimbal [Testing out the Defy G2x gimbal, with a test run one evening in Times Square. Here is some of the (random) footage as I played with it to get a hang of its response and handling.] That smooth, fluid movement when shooting video with the camera moving, used to be the domain of cinema or higher-end productions because of the cost of the gear. Recently however, stabilized gimbals have appeared on the market around the $5,000 mark … and then the more accessible, smaller units at around the $2,000 point. Suddenly, these items were more…
  • Photography workshops – NJ / NYC

    Neil vN
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Photography Workshops (NYC / NJ) for 2015 The flash photography workshops are full-day events – and are a mixture of seminar presentation and practical shooting. The workshops will be held at my studio space in NJ. There is free parking, and it is easily reached from the main highways in the area. There is also regular bus transport from NYC. (We can fetch you from the bus terminal.) The fee for the full-day workshop is $600 and the workshop is from 9am to 8pm. Lunch and refreshments are included! The workshops are now limited to 6 people – and working within my own studio with…
  • promotion: Boudoir flow posing

    Neil vN
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:24 am
    Learn 30 Boudoir Poses in No Time at All 30 boudoir flow poses explained A system for creating your own posing sequence A story you can use to learn the sequence in no time Printable overview poster with all poses This new posing guide will help you to quickly and easily memorize large sequences of poses and recall them at any point in the future. Price: $14.95 A launch discount of 30% is applied automatically until August 31st *** please note: This e-Book contains nudity in the examples. If you’re okay with that, then great. If not, then this book isn’t for you. The post…
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  • 08/15: Mojave & Colorado deserts.

    Josh Fassbind
    11 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Despite our friends telling us not to go in the summer, Anka and I took a quick trip to the desert last week. We started in Joshua Tree National Park where we camped for the night. Yes, it was hot but not unbearable. Just looking up to the night sky and spending hours star-gazing made it worth battling the heat. Seeing the Milky Way with the naked eye made me feel so small, almost insignificant. There are no words to describe what I felt looking up at the stars in Joshua Tree. The next morning after witnessing a stunning sunrise, we packed our gear and headed for the Salton Sea. A few months…
  • 07/15: Oh, hi Ojai!

    Josh Fassbind
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:52 am
    This past weekend, after a breakfast burrito recommended by Anthony Bourdain himself, we set sail to Ventura for the city’s annual art walk. I was going to take pictures there but it rained so hard (how unusual!) that I didn’t dare pull my camera out. However, on our way to Ventura, we stopped in Ojai. We love that place! So many cute curated boutiques, the Meditation Mount, good food options, orange orchards everywhere… the vibe in that town is really cool and laid back. It makes for a perfect day or weekend getaway.
  • 07/15: Independence day on Catalina.

    Josh Fassbind
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:18 am
    My birthday is at the end of June and one of my presents this year was a day trip to Catalina Island to celebrate the 4th of July. Since we had never been to Catalina before, I was really looking forward to it! The island is very nice but the Independence day crowds are just too much to bear with. And that goes for any place, not just Catalina! After landing and realizing that transportation on the island is limited and expensive, we decided to go on a hike in the mountains. It was great! The views are stunning, the weather was perfect and the ice cream we had after the hike (yes, it was…
  • 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…
  • 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!
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    Blog - Ben Neumann Photography

  • Lifting Fog

    Ben Neumann
    19 Aug 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Summer sunrises in Michigan can be difficult even for the early bird. The sun rises just before 6 a.m. I try to be in place about a half hour before sunrise. Say 5:30 ish. If I plan on driving or even hiking I take into account that time expenditure as well. This means on average to catch a sunrise you'll be getting up around 4 a.m. depending on your travel and prep time. It's defiantly not for everyone, my wife included, but I do believe the best images are made at sunrise. This image was made near the Maple Bay Natural Area between Traverse City and Elk Rapids Michigan. (See Map…
  • Wagner Falls

    Ben Neumann
    5 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    On a recent visit to Michigan's upper peninsula and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, I made a point to visit Wagner Falls. On this morning I was up bright and early and headed out to the falls parking area. (see map below) It was still rather dark even in July when I arrived so I relaxed a bit before I made the short hike. It's always more enjoyable when being at a popular attraction and you're the only one there. I guess everyone else isn't as crazy as me when it comes to getting up early. Nonetheless I enjoy nature more when it's quiet and peaceful. Being out there hearing the…
  • Frankfort Michigan Pier

    Ben Neumann
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:44 pm
    My wife and I just finished off a three week bender of visitors and guests. The order was friends, family, finished off by more friends. While I love showing off my home town of Traverse City Michigan, my eating habits went from strict to eating pizza for breakfast, with my workout routine being spotty at best. While out as a tourist I was able to visit some neat locations and capture some satisfying images.The image below was taken from Frankfort Michigan pier. The white sand beach was full of sun worshipers, a group of teens were using the pier as a diving…
  • Canon 5Ds r first thoughts with images

    Ben Neumann
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:34 am
    Canon's 50 megapixel monster arrived at my doorstep just over a week ago. Being a landscape photographer I was concerned about the dynamic range of the sensor. I gathered my things and headed out to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to test the camera out.My first experiment was to test the sharpness and resolution. It's no disputing that this camera is insanely sharp. It's really hard to explain but the best way I can think of is that the images seem 3D like. Everything pops with well defined edges and detail. It's also crazy how much I can crop and…
  • 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…
 
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  • Top 10 tips for how to take care of your camera gear

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Your camera is your partner in photography and you love it. How else will you take amazing photos of the view from your favorite hiking trail? That’s why it‘s important to take good care of your camera equipment at all times. We put together our top ten tips for making sure your camera stays in good shape.Tip #1: Keep your camera clean. Dirt can cause serious damage to your gear. Be sure to clean your equipment thoroughly with a soft cloth after every shoot and avoid grimy surfaces.Tip #2: When you are not taking photos, keep you camera in a bag or case. This protects it from…
  • Preserving Heritage Photographs & Going With A Pro

    4 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Post 4Quick ReviewIn previous posts we talked about the basics of storing old photographs and documents, preparing your workspace, why create digital images of old printed photos, and a few of the tools you will need.Cross-EyedIf all of this sounds daunting to you, and you have the cash, consider delivering your heritage photos to a professional photograph conservator. Keep in mind that converting photographs to digital format takes time, and can be expensive. Be wary of quick-turn-around places. Suppose you have a few concerns about handing over your photographs to someone else. How do you…
  • Lightroom & Book Making: Auto Layout

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Series: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom®Post 37Making Your PicksWe are in the Book making section of Lightroom. Last post we talked about Book Settings. Here we are covering the Auto Layout section. In Preset, check out your options:Left Blank, Right One Photo, CaptionLeft Blank, Right One PhotoOne Photo Per PageUnder Preset you see two buttons, Auto Layout and Clear Layout. Once you have selected your preset choice, you can click the Auto Layout button, and Lightroom automatically fills the pages with the images from your collection, in the order you have them in the filmstrip. If…
  • Going Digital With Old Photographs

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Post 3 I heard you want to become a photo preservation expert, or maybe just preservation savvy. Great! This and future posts will show you a few things you will want to know.The basic goals of preserving older photographs are:·      Goal I: Create beautiful original or restored digital images. ·      Goal II: Preserve original images and keepsakes in the best way possible.Why Go Digital?Digital images are easy to share, move and store in multiple places. Images that are shared are enjoyed! Digital images can be saved on different computers,…
  • Competitions and Art Shows

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you have been taking pictures for a while now you may be wondering how well you really are doing.  It's easy to see your progress in the beginning, but there will come a time when you need another set of eyes to help you see where and how you can make improvements to your work.  You may indeed need many sets of eyes to get to your best work.  This is where art shows and competitions can be helpful.  If you have never been involved with either the thought can be daunting.  I am no pro at either, but lucky for you I know people who are!  I will go over some of…
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  • Barn find

    Tara R.
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:47 am
    Weather worn, ancient Old bones creaking, complaining Winter winds blowingFiled under: DPchallenge, Haiku, Photography, Poems, Wordpress Photo Challenge Tagged: barns, gallery, poetry, postaday
  • Hindsight

    Tara R.
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:11 am
    I went to the doctor Complaining about my eyes. No matter how much I narrowed my view, I couldn’t see my present clearly. When I squinted, my lids mere slits, Everything remained dim and hazy. When I looked to my future I couldn’t see the long-term. Shading my vision against Glaring stars and shiny promises, The outlook was wavering and out of focus. Lines of …
  • A square inside a circle

    Tara R.
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:08 am
    Norma Feherty didn’t believe that anyone was truly clairvoyant. People could be extremely intuitive, or observant. They could be experts at misdirection or mental sleight of hand, but no one had vatic visions. That was, she didn’t believe until she met Madam Weronika Nagy. She wasn’t one of those trailer psyches who asked open-ended questions. She made proclamations and Nostradamus prophecies. As exact as the …
  • It’s been a good day

    Tara R.
    23 Aug 2015 | 3:40 pm
    After several weeks of stress and frustration, I finally had a chance to get away and let go of all my troubles. I headed to the beach. It’s like going camping. I brought a chair and blanket; a windbreak umbrella; a cooler full of lunch, drinks and snacks; a good book; sunscreen and a wide-brim floppy hair; sunglasses; a boogie board to float on; and sand …
  • Give me a T, give me an R, give me a U, M, P!

    Tara R.
    22 Aug 2015 | 10:59 am
    Friday night I went to a political rally, and didn’t even get a T-shirt. I traveled almost two hours, one-way, to attend a rally for presidential hopeful Donald Trump. All of my friends, to a person – saving the friend I went with to the event – questioned my sanity. If I am anything, I am pragmatic. The purpose of this trip was to get …
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    Rocky Mountain School of Photography » Blog

  • Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 11

    website@rmsp.com
    13 Aug 2015 | 3:40 pm
    This is it. The last week of Summer Intensive, and as expected, the students poured their hearts, souls and cameras into their final projects and presentations. The week began on Monday with a comprehensive review by Tim and Forest of all the Photoshop techniques they’ve been taught in Edit classes with open lab time thrown in later in the week. The Lighting classes involved having personal meetings with the instructor, Mike Albans, for one final critique of their studio work. Output was strictly all about open lab time and the final push to produce images for their final assignments as…
  • EXPERT ADVICE: Prospect Guidelines

    website@rmsp.com
    12 Aug 2015 | 2:09 pm
    To bring a new voice, a valuable perspective, and great advice for all photographers to our blog, we have teamed up with the fine folks at Wonderful Machine. Once a month, a blogger from the WM team will be contributing to this expert advice column. For this month’s installment, Suzy Reynolds contributed this article on prospect guidelines for photographers.   Marketing is a big part of what we do at Wonderful Machine, and in order for our efforts to be successful we need to make sure we are targeting the right people. By nature, that “person” changes from company to company, but…
  • The Dragonflies of Las Vegas – Guest Article by Steve Russell

    website@rmsp.com
    11 Aug 2015 | 9:15 am
    It’s dragonflies – NOT gambling, NOT Penn and Teller or Celine Dion, NOT the mega-casinos – that put on the best show in Las Vegas. That’s right, dragonflies. A little online research before heading to a conference recently turned up the City of Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve just southeast of Sin City and it’s full of them. See for yourself at a Website devoted to bird and dragonfly viewing in the area (www.birdandhike.com) maintained by enthusiast and photographer, Jim Boone, and it details the opportunities wonderfully. The Preserve is a series of nine ponds each with marshy…
  • Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 10

    website@rmsp.com
    7 Aug 2015 | 1:58 pm
    It’s the end of Week 10 for Summer Intensive 2015, and there’s a feeling of bittersweet amongst the students. With the rapidly approaching finale of an intensive and fulfilling summer experience, thoughts of returning home to loved-ones soon are welcomed by most, while opposing feelings about leaving newly-made friends – and Missoula – begin to creep in as well. Yet there still was plenty more for them to learn and work on this week. Doug had them busy in Lighting class teaching them about using their flash tool off-camera to affect more impactful, natural and diverse…
  • Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 9

    website@rmsp.com
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    The last long break of Summer Intensive occurs this upcoming weekend and the students will hopefully take full advantage by taking care of personal business and/or by getting in some good ol’ “R & R.” In Week 9, their Lighting classes involved a fantastic experience shooting on location at an abandoned former lumber mill site in the town of Bonner, Montana just east of Missoula. Their instructor, Mike Albans, visiting Profoto representative and instructor, Joe Lavine, and the SI assistants worked with the students to help with photographing human subjects in this rustic…
 
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  • Canon Powershot SX610 HS Review | Neocamera

    16 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ultra-compact ultra-zoom with a stabilized 18X wide-angle optical zoom and 20 megapixels high-speed CMOS sensor. ISO 80-3200, 1/2000-15s, 2.5 FPS and full 1080p HD video, plus WiFi and NFC.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review | Neocamera

    14 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ultra-zoom prosumer camera with a large 20 MP 1" CMOS sensor and stabilized 16X wide-angle optical-zoom lens. Records full 4K Ultra-HD at 30 FPS. High-speed 4K Photo-Mode and 12 FPS drive.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T5i Review | Neocamera

    17 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Entry-level DSLR. 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF. 5 FPS drive and full 1080p HD video. Single control-dial and 95% crop 0.85X magnification viewfinder in a comfortable and light-weight body.
  • Nikon 1 J5 Review | Neocamera

    9 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The 1 J5 introduces a new 20 megapixels 1" high-speed CMOS sensor in a compact body with dual control-dials, a traditional mode-dial and a tilting 3" touchscreen LCD. Continuous drive up to 60 FPS at full-resolution, 4K Ultra-HD video capture and a 105-point on-sensor Phase-Detect AF system.
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Review | Neocamera

    31 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The new E-M5 brings 40 megapixels Super-Resolution capture to Micro Four-Thirds while improving 5-axis image-stabilization and showing off a new 2.4 MP 0.5" EVF with Eye-Start Sensor. Native 16 MP drive @ 10 FPS and full 1080p HD @ 60 FPS.
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    PhotoEnrichment Programs, Inc.

  • Cambodia: Accessible People, Fascinating Culture

    Brian Cruickshank
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
      Cambodia: Accessible People, Fascinating Culture by Brian Cruickshank   IMPORTANT NOTE The following is a blog post by Brian Cruickshank, the newest trip leader to join PhotoEnrichment Programs, Inc.  I’m happy to say that Brian will be assisting me on our upcoming Cambodia: Kingdom of Wonder tour in November.   I’m sure you’ll enjoy Brian’s insight about travel and photography in this and future blog posts he’ll be contributing to the site, so please read on. Welcome aboard, Brian! Ralph Velasco President/Founder/Lead Instructor PhotoEnrichment…
  • Announcing Arctic Adventure to Lapland, Our Newest Trip!

    RalphVelasco
    12 Aug 2015 | 10:11 am
      The aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, as seen in Lapland, Finland. I’m very excited to announce Arctic Adventure to Lapland, our newest trip for 2016.  This is a part of the world that most people never have the pleasure of visiting, and it’s probably because they have a big misconception about what they’ll find when they arrive. When I’m putting together our trips, I always look for variety, and by that I mean not only a variety of photo opportunities that we can seek out and capture, but also local cuisine that’s unique, interesting culture, outgoing…
  • Photo Tips: [Breaking] The Rule of Thirds

    RalphVelasco
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:13 am
      Photo Tips: [Breaking] The Rule of Thirds The Rule of Thirds is a fundamental technique of photographic composition, and to be clear, composition is how we decide to arrange the elements in a scene, within the four edges of the frame.  (Hint: It’s just as important what you include in the frame as what you exclude from it). Do remember, though, that all “rules” in photography are made to be broken, so be sure to experiment and try new and different things as often as possible.  I truly believe in the importance of the Rule of Thirds, but I’ll be the first to…
  • Unique Dining Experiences WithLocals.com

    RalphVelasco
    12 Jun 2015 | 4:42 pm
      Dining WithLocals.com   Fresh ingredients just waiting to be made into something special.   Recently, while in Barcelona, Spain, I was invited to have a unique dining experience by a relatively new service that matches travelers with local hosts interested in sharing their cooking expertise.  The service is called WithLocals.com, and they also specialize in providing tours and other activities with locals, in fact their tagline is “Connecting people through food and experiences.”   Mon, a Barcelona resident, preparing a meal for us via WithLocals.com.
  • Biking Around Hoi An, Vietnam

    RalphVelasco
    10 May 2015 | 3:28 am
      Riding Bikes Around Hoi An, Vietnam   Enjoying a bike ride around the outskirts of Hoi An, Vietnam.   One of the things I love to do with my groups is to get them out into the countryside.  Here, on a recent scouting trip to Vietnam, we rented bikes and rode into the outskirts of Hoi An, which is also known as the City of Lanterns.   Man working with his water buffalo, near Hoi An, Vietnam.   It’s so interesting the everyday scenes of life that can be encountered, and photographed, on these trips, just by pulling over as these opportunities present…
 
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  • Leaves On The Trail

    Mike Moats
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:44 am
    I went out to one of my local parks to shoot and was heading into the park on a trail that is made up of wood chips. If you have been following me for a while you know I like to shoot a lot of leaf images. I found lots of cottonwood leaves on this trail and the night before we had a heavy rain and the water shifted some of the wood chips over the leaves.  I thought it made the leaves a little more interesting with the wood chips scattered over them. The wood chips also made a nice consistent textured background for the leaves. _________________________________________________…
  • The Next Revolution in Photography Is Coming

    Mike Moats
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:36 am
    http://time.com/4003527/future-of-photography/
  • Photoshop Zoom Blur

    Mike Moats
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:51 am
    I was shooting at the San Diego Botanical Gardens when I saw this flower and I thought it was a good subject for using the Zoom Blur filter in Photoshop. Here is the original image, I started with some clean up with the specs of debris, and filled in the gaps between the petals showing any background, and did a slight crop. After doing the clean up in Photoshop Elements, I then clicked on “Filters”. In the next box place your cursor on “Blur”, and then click on “Radial Blur”. In the next box look for “Zoom” and click the circle next to it. Use…
  • Where Do The Skunk Cabbage Go

    Mike Moats
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:32 am
    When I started out in photography and searching the swampy wooded areas near my home, I found this great plant called a Skunk Cabbage. That’s a perfect name for this plant because if you rub the leaves with your fingers, the smell left on your fingers will remind you of a skunk, not good. I’ve found that the large leaves have great deep veined patterns that make for really nice backgrounds and also good as abstracts. The plants totally engulfs a swampy area in the woods, so much that when the leaves are fully grown you can no longer see the ground beneath them. This was shot in…
  • Setting Up The Shot

    Mike Moats
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:02 am
    Caught In Birch When: Fall Where: Wooded Area, Michigan How: I really like shooting the bark of birch trees. It has a lot of character with all the textures and lines. The interesting bark makes for a great background to show off this richly colored fall maple leaf. This is as simple as just finding a nice part of the trunk, and hanging a leaf in the curls of the bark. I placed the main part of the leaf in the upper thirds of the frame and positioned the stem on a diagonal to give it a less composed and more natural look. I shoot these with an aperture of f/32 for maximum depth of field. Be…
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    Steve G. Bisig Photography

  • Dead Forest, Horseshoe Lake, Mammoth Lakes, California, 2015

    Steve
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:24 am
    A black and white fine art nature photograph of the dead forest at Horseshoe Lake near Mammoth Lakes, California. Scientists believe that this area of forest is dying from the high levels of CO2 that have been released in the area since an earthquake in 1989 opened up channels for the gas to escape. This photo is one of a series of images from my black and white photography project titled Mammoth Lakes, California, 2015 –Purchase Print– The post Dead Forest, Horseshoe Lake, Mammoth Lakes, California, 2015 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Jacob Ebey House, Whidbey Island, Washington, 2015

    Steve
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:12 am
    A black and white fine art photograph of the home of Jacob Ebey on Whidbey Island near Coupeville, Washington. This photo is one of a series of images from my black and white photography project titled Monochromatic Visions, Whidbey Island, Washington. –Purchase Print– The post Jacob Ebey House, Whidbey Island, Washington, 2015 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • South Prairie Lake, Skamania County, Washington, 2007

    Steve
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    A photograph of the seasonal South Prairie Lake in Skamania County, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest landscape photography series. –Purchase Print– The post South Prairie Lake, Skamania County, Washington, 2007 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Looking Down into Twin Lakes, Mammoth Lakes, California, 2015

    Steve
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:11 am
    A black and white fine art landscape photograph looking down onto Twin Lakes near Mammoth Lakes, California. This photo is one of a series of images from my black and white photography project titled Mammoth Lakes, California, 2015 Purchase Print The post Looking Down into Twin Lakes, Mammoth Lakes, California, 2015 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Rock Formations, Slack Canyon, Washington, 2008

    Steve
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:23 am
    A black and white fine art panoramic landscape photograph of rock formations along the Slack Canyon Road in Grant County, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest black and white landscape photography series. –Purchase Print– The post Rock Formations, Slack Canyon, Washington, 2008 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
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    PHOTO JOURNEY

  • Finding duplicates is easy in Adobe Photoshop Elements Organizer !!!

    29 Aug 2015 | 7:52 pm
    With recent release of Adobe Photoshop Elements, a problem of identifying duplicate or similar shots is resolved. Many times, I feel need of finding duplicates of similar looking photographs so that I can delete and free up some space on my hard disk. After each shoot, I delete few but keep in case of some of doubt. So later a stage comes when I feel like finding all similar photographs and keep the best one... So here we go with recent workflow in 10th version of Adobe Photoshop Elements !!!Here we go ...READ MORE =>>
  • How to Combine two or Albums in a Catalog || Album Merge in Adobe Photoshop Elements

    28 Aug 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Not sure how popular is Merge Functionality of Albums in Adobe Photoshop Elements, but recently many folks looking for a solution through which they can move all the photographs from multiple Albums into one and keep the catalog simple. Although there are other ways of doing it, but here we are going to see the application recommend workflow, which is designed for this purpose only. Before we move with exact steps, let us share that merging of album means - moving all files in different albums into one album and delete other albums. Which means that you will end up with single album with…
  • Raksha Bandhan is more fun if your sister stays in the hills

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:56 pm
    I was never so excited about Raksha Bandhan. Especially in my childhood, when used to be jealous with my sister and cousins. All the girls used to get fancy gifts from all brothers as well as elders in family. I used to have a deal with my parents to get a gift for myself and most of the times, I preferred money over gifts :). Anyways, this time I am travelling to Dalhousie for Raksha bandhan. Does that sound exciting? I am very excited about my upcoming visit to Dalhousie.READ MORE =>>
  • Great National Himalayan Park - The first and only exclusive World Heritage Sites in Himachal Pradesh

    26 Aug 2015 | 8:28 pm
     This year was very special for Himachal Tourism, when Great National Himalayan Park is declared as state's first and only exclusive World Heritage site in Himachal Pradesh. It's really a proud moment for appreciators of Himalayan State of India and folks who visited these beautiful terrains of India.  READ MORE =>>
  • Road Journey from Srinagar to Sinthan Top, Kishtwar through Daksum & Anantnag in Kashmir Valley

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:19 am
    When in Kashmir, we drove to Daksum, Anantnag, Sinthan Top and Kishtwar from Srinagar. This road also connects Srinagar with Jammu, but we had taken Mughal road to hit Kashmir Valley when drove from Delhi. These is one of the most beautiful terrains of Kashmir Valley. In fact, it would be unfair to compare various terrains in Kashmir Valley, because all of these have unique character and equally beautiful. This Photo Journey shares more about this route, it's terrains and some important facts. READ MORE =>>
 
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    All About Images Blog

  • The Digital Black Hole

    Mark Mizen
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:02 am
    Here are some interesting links to articles on loss of digital information: The digital black hole: will it delete your memories? Google boss warns of ‘forgotten century’ with email and photos at risk Google executive and co-founder of the internet Vint Cerf says you need to start printing everything out The role of print in preserving the past Now, go make a photo book!  
  • Public Service Announcement – Do Not Take Selfies with Rattlesnakes

    Mark Mizen
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:49 am
    Apparently, stupid selfies are not restricted to Russia. Yes, that is right. The United States needs its own public service campaign. In case you missed the story, Alex Gomez, 36, from Lake Elsinore, CA was bitten by a rattlesnake he picked up to take a selfie with. In the interest of public safety, I have developed the “No Selfie with Rattlesnakes” sign above. Feel free to post this sign wherever rattlesnakes may be present. Fortunately, I live near Minneapolis, and we don’t have rattlesnakes here.
  • Disney Memory Maker Makes Memories

    Mark Mizen
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:55 pm
    This year it was time for a family trip to Disney World. I had been there many times growing up, since my grandparents lived nearby, but had never taken the family. Disney has expanded significantly since then with two new theme parks and many updated attractions. Disney also has a new Memory Maker service where they take photos throughout your visit and provide you with the resulting photos online. Memory Maker costs $199 or $169, if purchased in advance. Here is my summary of the Memory Maker service: Lots of group photos and some photos taken while on the rides. Disney photographers are…
  • Epson’s New Strategy

    Mark Mizen
    7 Aug 2015 | 8:32 am
    Epson has announced a line of EcoTank printers for the North American marketplace, with availability scheduled for August 24, 2015. These printers are high priced, ranging from $380 for the ET-2500 to $1200 for the WF-R4640. Even the lowest cost printer includes wireless technology and the ability to copy and scan. The big selling point is that these printers have the ability to use low-cost bulk ink from Epson. Does Epson know something I don’t? The economics make sense, but unfortunately this strategy has led to failure every time it has been tried. Most recently, Kodak’s…
  • Canon Introduces New Closet Cam

    Mark Mizen
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:46 am
    Canon has introduced the new MH20F-SH camera designed specifically for taking photos in closets. With an ISO rating of 4,000,000, this camera is capable of shooting in near total darkness. According to Canon’s Director of Marketing, I. C. Hu, “Customers have an overwhelming desire to know what is going on in closets. Now they can take photos.”
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    The ProShow Blog

  • Incorporating Slideshows into Your Wedding Workflow

    Photodex
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:26 am
    Today’s guest post is by photographer Lisa Robinson Although I’ve been shooting weddings for nearly a decade, I have only just recently started incorporating slideshows into my workflow (and consequently, left myself wondering why I hadn’t done it earlier). I like to think of slideshows as moving blog posts that are able to capture my clients’ emotions through the addition of music and when we can captivate emotion, we are able to be more profitable at the same time as increasing client happiness. Win-Win, right? Yep. Now, if you’re one of those (like I used to…
  • ProShow Producer Keyframing Basics

    Dylan
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:52 am
    If you’re brand new to keyframing, this is place to be. This step-by-step guide will introduce you to the tools you’ll be using, and take you though the process of building a simple motion effect using keyframes in ProShow Producer. Keyframing 101: What is a Keyframe? To help alleviate any fears, let’s start with a definition. keyframe: a point during a slide when something happens. As you can see, there’s nothing scary or fancy. In fact, you’re already using them, and you have been the whole time! Every slide you ever add, in every show you ever make will always…
  • Las Vegas Photo Walk Slideshow

    Amanda
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:37 pm
    The dust has settled from our recent trek out to Las Vegas for the annual Photoshop World Conference and Expo. A big thank you to everyone that stopped by our booth to say hello. If you didn’t have a chance to join us on our photo walk with Lumix and photographer Rob Knight, we put together a slideshow of some of the images captured by attendees at the event. It was a great time had by all! Video made in ProShow Producer 7.  
  • Celebrating World Photo Day 2015

    Amanda
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:42 am
    Happy World Photo Day! We’re celebrating by featuring this video made up of photographs from ProShow fans around the world. Images were submitted all the way from Kyoto, Japan to the beaches of Florida. The final video was made using ProShow Producer 7. Like the song? The track ‘Discovery’ can be found in the built-in ProShow 7 music library. World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic process developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre. On January 9, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype…
  • Import Photos from ShootProof in ProShow Web

    Alex
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:51 am
    Did you know you can now import photos from your ShootProof account directly into ProShow Web? If you’re not already familiar, ShootProof is an awesome service that allows photographers to create elegant online proofing galleries with print-fulfillment and commission-free sales. Plus, they offer a 30 day free trial for all first time users. This new import option provides seamless integration with your photos on ShootProof to speed up your workflow. Here’s how: After creating your show in ProShow Web, click the “add content” button. Click on the new ShootProof option…
 
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    Scottish Wedding Photographer Alan Hutchison Photography

  • A Beautiful Wedding at Rufflets Hotel St Andrews

    Alan Hutchison
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    A Beautiful Wedding at Rufflets Hotel St Andrews Scottish Wedding photographers always look forward to visiting the great variety of wedding venues Scotland has to offer.  Hayley and Robbie’s wedding was held at Rufflets Hotel St Andrews – a new experience for us.  What a beautiful venue. The elegant Hotel/Restaurant is nestled away in the quiet countryside of St. Andrews, about a mile outside of town and is just amazing.  Because the wedding function suite is situated towards the rear of the hotel, it almost feels like you have exclusive use of the hotel as you don’t see anyone else…
  • Weddings At The Signet Library – Katherine and Gary

    Alan Hutchison
    12 Aug 2015 | 7:58 am
    Weddings At The Signet Library – Katherine and Gary Weddings at the Signet Library are always a fabulous affair and Katherine and Gary’s wedding certainly proved that point. We started at Katherine’s Mum and Dad’s house in Edinburgh and were able to catch some photos of Katherine in her Dad’s magnificent garden – now that he’s retired it’s clear to see where he spends most of his time. What a beautiful hidden haven in the middle of Edinburgh. Eagle-eyed me spotted an old Prudential sign in their house and I was delighted to discover that’s where Katherine and Gary first…
  • Weddings at the Parsonage at Dunmore absolutely Rock!

    Alan Hutchison
    6 Aug 2015 | 2:16 am
    Weddings at the Parsonage at Dunmore absolutely Rock! Having now photographed four weddings at The Parsonage at Dunmore we can officially proclaim, that this venue rocks! It is a Scottish wedding photographer’s dream as there are many opportunities inside and outside of the old Victorian mansion for wonderful photographs.  The Parsonage has quite recently been refurbished to an extremely high standard with loads of modern fixtures and fittings to create an opulent feel to the interior.   Alan loves a particular funky light fitting for one of his iconic shots – more on that later.
  • A Glenbervie House Wedding with a little bit of Audrey Hepburn Style Glam

    Morag
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    A Glenbervie House Wedding with a little bit of Audrey Hepburn Style Glam Today’s blog post sees us back at one of our favourite venues for another Glenbervie House Wedding – this time for the wedding of Rachael and Cameron, a couple who we had met previously at another Glenbervie Wedding we had photographed a couple of years ago. As Scottish Wedding photographers it’s always nice to  start the day at a beautiful Scottish church and St. Mary’s Church in Lanark is a fine example.  What an absolute delight of a church to work in – someone on the day said it is…
  • Two Fantastic Wedding Venues – Dollarbeg Castle and Solsgirth House

    Alan Hutchison
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:54 am
    Two Fantastic Wedding Venues – Dollarbeg Castle and Solsgirth House Scottish wedding photographers LOVE a grand venue for creating fantastic wedding photographs and we were spoiled for Margaret and Graham’s wedding as we had two fantastic venues in Dollarbeg Castle and Solsgirth House for capturing stunning photographs for Margaret and Graham. The day started with Margaret and her team of beautiful bridesmaids at Dollarbeg Castle where the make up artist and hairdresser were working their magic on the ladies.  It was a first time visit for us at Dollarbeg Castle and we were mighty…
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    LensRentals Blog

  • Guide to Buying Used Photography Gear

    Zach Sutton
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:34 am
    Buying gear within the used market can be a great way to save money. However, you can also be left with a lemon, and no way to return your soft lens or broken gear. Since we work with thousands of pieces of gear on a daily basis, I figured it was time to discuss the many tips you can use to look out for when purchasing gear on a used market. This is also a great time to talk briefly about a few programs we have to sell used gear through our own rental channels. First, I'd like to quickly mention our keeper program. If you've rented from us before, you've probably figured out how the keeper…
  • Canon 100-400 IS II MTF and Variation Tests

    Roger Cicala
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:39 pm
    When the Canon 100-400 f/4-5.6 IS L Mk II lens was first released we immediately did some testing. First we took one apart and were extremely impressed with the build quality. Then we compared it using Imatest to the original Canon 100-400 IS L and the new Canon 400mm DO L IS Mk II lenses at 400mm. I was impressed with the Imatest results too, but wanted more. Imatest, like all computerized target analysis tests the lenses at fairly close range and I wanted to see how these did at infinity, not to mention how it tested at other focal lengths. But testing isn't my primary purpose in life, and…
  • Cine Lens Teardown Comparison: Zeiss 85mm CP.2 T2.1 and Rokinon Xeen 85mm T1.5

    Roger Cicala
    18 Aug 2015 | 10:16 am
    I was pretty excited when I first heard about the Rokinon Xeen line of Cinema lenses. For several years now, Samyang / Rokinon photography lenses have given photographers with reasonable expectations some superb alternatives. They sell optically excellent lenses at amazingly low prices. There are compromises made to accomplish this goal, of course, but they are reasonable compromises. You can complain about copy-to-copy variation, or that they are more fragile, but the simple reality is you get a quality optic at a price that is a fraction of the lenses they compete with. My expectation for…
  • MTF and Variation: An Example

    Roger Cicala
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:29 am
    We've spent most of the last month establishing a database of MTF curves and expected copy-to-copy variation for a number of lenses. Most people have a general idea about what we're doing, can follow along the basics of MTF curves, etc. But many other people also have a very good question, "How much of a difference does it make when I put the lens on my camera and take a picture." It's actually quite difficult to just show you a picture. I can take MTF measurements of 10 or 15 copies and average the results and give you a range that you can expect. But I haven't figured out a way to take a…
  • 70-200mm f/2.8 MTF and Variations

    Roger Cicala
    12 Aug 2015 | 10:58 am
    Finally, the last in our series of MTF and variation tests is here. We'll be doing these going forward as new lenses are released but for now we've got a nice database of common lenses that we can measure others against. We've completed almost all of the common prime lenses, along with wide and standard zooms in Canon and Nikon mount. Today we'll post the Nikon and Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto zooms and that will end this series of posts for now. Yes, I understand you want to see the f/4 telezooms and some other stuff. But that will have to wait and trickle out over time. MTF Charts Roger…
 
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    Art Wolfe » Blog

  • Only Two Spot Left for Grand Teton Workshop October 1-4

    Art Wolfe
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:26 am
    In the book The Living Wild, Art wrote, “After all, an animal without habitat is simply a curiosity biding time to its extinction. But an animal with its habitat is a vibrant representation of natural selection.” It is within this book that Art highlights the environment and the wildlife in a symbiotic relationship and travels beyond the more common seen portrait of wildlife. There are many places throughout the world that highlight this type of diversity, but Americans need to travel no farther than the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. With the reintroduction of wolves in the 90s’, this…
  • Earth Is My Witness Update

    Art Wolfe
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Exciting news for Earth Is My Witness in Europe. Not only are French and German editions coming out, but I will be coming to Germany for a National Geographic Tour, and to support some upcoming Earth Is My Witness exhibits! The exhibition of my work is an exclusive production by the Städtische Galerie Iserlohn and the Stadtmuseum Schleswig.   Earth Is My Witness Exhibit, Iserlohn, Germany February 11-May 1, 2016 I will be doing a presentation on Feburary 12, 2016 at the Park Theater Iserlohn in support of this exhibition. National Geographic Presents Tour, Germany February 13-21, 2016…
  • Why I Do What I Do

    Art Wolfe
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:45 am
    I have collaborated with filmmaker Abraham Joffe, producer of Tales by Light, on an inspirational new short video about what drives my passion for photography. You can also see the video on my About page.
  • Two Spots Left on Southern Sierra Workshop

    Art Wolfe
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:18 am
    Can’t see the slideshow? Click HERE. Join me in an exploration of the Southern Sierra in California, September 24-27th. The light is exquisite this time of year. It is a fascinating region, full of photographic possibilities. One day we will set up amidst the ancient & twisted Bristlecone pines at 11,000 feet and the next we will pass through the ghost town of Bodie on our way to the surreal tufa formations of Mono Lake. We will take field sessions to the beautiful surroundings of Bishop. Finer points of maximizing light will be discussed in the classroom and in the field. Critiques…
  • Do Your Homework on Location

    Art Wolfe
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:51 am
    When you get to a location, you should scout out all the possibilities. Catalog the opportunities and return when the lighting will be optimal. Shot on location in Antarctica.
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    Action Photo School | Action Photo School

  • Ride BMX’s Around The World Photo Project

    Daniel Milchev
    16 Aug 2015 | 7:29 am
    For our March/April issue, we contacted our contributing photographers with an idea…an idea to shoot a photo at a specific time on a specific day. The goal was to show a glimpse at the sheer amount of BMX that happens all over the country (and world). The results we got back were more than we hoped for. 16 photographers from 10 different cities came together to shoot for this project... Read On The post Ride BMX’s Around The World Photo Project appeared first on Action Photo School.
  • Skate Photography Tutorial

    Daniel Milchev
    16 Aug 2015 | 7:17 am
    Jake Mein takes you through how to find your frame, set up your camera and all the tips and tricks for getting a great skateboard photo. More at http://urs.net.nz/ The post Skate Photography Tutorial appeared first on Action Photo School.
  • Martin Šonka – Unlimited Passion

    Daniel Milchev
    16 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    Red Bull pilot Martin Šonka and photographer Dan Vojtech in backstage video by Martin Privratsky. 2015 The post Martin Šonka – Unlimited Passion appeared first on Action Photo School.
  • Adventure Surf Photography Tips

    Daniel Milchev
    11 Aug 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Watch the FULL documentary Exploring Madagascar exclusively on Red Bull TV: http://win.gs/ExploringMadagascar Get behind the lense with Alan Van Gysen for an in-depth look at nailing the shot and packing the right tools to capture the surf trip of a lifetime. _ Experience the world of Red Bull like you have never seen it before. With the best action sports clips on the web and original series, prepare for your... Read On The post Adventure Surf Photography Tips appeared first on Action Photo School.
  • Sports Events with Jesper Grønnemark

    Daniel Milchev
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    Thinking of becoming an event photographer? Join Jesper Grønnemark as he heads off to shoot a sports event – from location-scouting to gear, to positioning and final selection, find out what it takes to shoot an event and get a good idea of what you can expect! Visit Jesper's website: http://www.gronne.dk Visit Red Bull Illume: www.redbullillume.com The post Sports Events with Jesper Grønnemark appeared first on Action Photo School.
 
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    SIGMA Blog

  • Al Satterwhite’s aRound New York at LA Leica Gallery

    Sigma
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    If you are in the Los Angeles area this month, be sure to check out Al Satterwhite's aRound New York exhibition at the Leica Gallery/Los Angeles for his unique circular perspective on the Big Apple made through the Sigma 8mm Fisheye lens! The post Al Satterwhite’s aRound New York at LA Leica Gallery appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • Sigma Art Lenses for Razor Sharp Detail

    Jack Howard
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:19 am
    Sigma Art lenses are renowned for razor-sharp detail on the focal plane, even at widest apertures. The post Sigma Art Lenses for Razor Sharp Detail appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • The Perfect Air Show Lens: Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 | Sport

    Steve Chesler
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    I was about 13 years old when I saw the USAF Thunderbirds air demonstration team for the first time. I knew at that moment that I wanted to be a fighter pilot, but alas, it was not meant to be. My eye sight wasn’t 20/20, which back in the 80’s meant that I was ineligible. Nevertheless, my passion for flight never dwindled and I make it a point to see every air show that I can. At this years Rochester International Air Show, I had the opportunity to photograph the Navy’s Blue Angels with Sigma’s 150-600mm Sport lens. Could this lens possibly be the best lens ever to photograph an air…
  • How to Shoot in Direct Sunlight

    James Schmelzer
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Shooting on location in the middle of the day can make controlling the sunlight very difficult. I have chosen my canon 5D mk iii. So if I want to shoot with flash off camera to control the bright sun I’m limited to a x sync of 1/200 of a second. This is going to make my aperture F16 and that is too much depth of field for my preference. I don’t like to use ND filters to open up my aperture because they make it difficult to see through the camera. I could use high-speed sync but this technique is flawed by the fact that the flash is at its lowest power as it pulses across the chip. Also,…
  • Top Five Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Alaska Photo Tour

    Robert O'Toole
    12 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Timing Getting the best experience out of a wildlife photo tour in Alaska means choosing the optimal month to visit to […] The post Top Five Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Alaska Photo Tour appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
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    SonyAlphaLab.com

  • Sony Alpha A7r II Reviews, Deals, Updates, and More…

    Jay
    15 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hi everybody and welcome back to SonyAlphaLab 😉 First off, I’m sorry I have not been around as much lately, but this morning I got up really early to try to bang out an article! Life is very time consuming theses days in all regards… Posting on the forums daily >> Sony is on the […]
  • Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens Review – With Conversion Lenses!

    Jay
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:34 pm
    In this Sony FE 28mm f/2 lens review (sel28f2) I will go over everything you need to know using hands-on experience and tons of sample photos! I also had both conversion lenses for the review which includes the 21mm f/2.8 Ultra-Wide Angle Lens (sel075uwc) and the 16mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens converter (sel057fec). The Sony FE […]
  • SonyAlphaLab – How to Use the Website, Updates, and Other Resources..

    Jay
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Hi everybody and welcome to SonyAlphaLab.com! This website is dedicated to Sony Alpha Camera and lens Reviews in particular, but will also cover other gear from time to time as well. I recently reviewed the Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II, for example, and I have a Yuneec Typhoon Q500 Quadcopter currently in the lab.  I […]
  • Sony Alpha A7R II – Full Breakdown

    Jay
    13 Jun 2015 | 7:02 am
    So lets break this new Sony Alpha A7r II down properly now that we have all digested the initial announcement hype and so fourth…. The $3198 US price tag is starting to become an issue on the web, but we must remember that the original A7r cost $2298 US when it first came out. Then […]
  • New Sony Alpha A7r II, Cyber-shot RX10 II and RX100 IV Announced!!

    Jay
    10 Jun 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Sony just dropped a  bombshell of an announcement many of us have been long awaiting! The New Sony A7r II, RX10 II and RX100 IV have just officially been announced by Sony. Full Press re-leases below and I will update article with initial reviews and videos as I find them! First thing that jumped out […]
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    Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

  • Fotobug - Episode 137 - Rogue ExpoDisc 2.0

    fotobug
    23 Aug 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Welcome to The Fotobug podcast number 137!  In the news this week. another person in Kentucky shot down a UAV hovering over his backyard and was arrested with criminal mischief and wanton endangerment. Trey Ratcliff’s photo walk in Atlanta was interrupted by the Atlanta police and the group was asked to stop taking pictures and to disperse.  This happened in Centennial Olympic Park and they were told photography wasn’t allowed in the public park! Canon has introduced a new ultra-high-sensitivity camera that features an ISO of over 4,000,000 (million)! Canon has also taken the main…
  • Fotobug - Episode 136 - Chip Weiner

    fotobug
    9 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    The news this week starts out on a down beat for owners of Adobe’s Creative Suite 6, as the company announces its upcoming Camera Raw 9.1.1 update will be the final version available for the software. In more up beat news, Trey Ratcliff and Peak Design are now working together on a Kickstarter project for a new camera slash travel bag called the Everyday Messenger. If you post on FLickr, you might be interested to know that Flickr has re-introduced its Pro level membership after an account structure re-organization removed the option for most site users, but new subscribers are subject…
  • Fotobug - Episode 135 - Oil on Water Photography

    fotobug
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    Welcome to The Fotobug podcast number 135! In recent photographic news, researchers at Columbia University are developing an iOS app that would make it easier for consumers to capture bullet time sequences.  A vast majority of Members of the European Parliament have voted to remove wording from a current copyright reform proposal that may have caused a lot of trouble for photographers. Tangerine, a feature film by Sean Baker, is headed for theaters on July 10th. was shot entirely on the iPhone 5,  It has been reported that Panasonic is developing a technology for refocusing an image after…
  • Fotobug - Episode 134 - Vanelli and Friends Cruise - Vincent Versace - Mike Moats

    fotobug
    12 Jul 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Welcome to part 2 of The Fotobug coverage of the Vanelli and Friends Photo Cruise.  In recent news, we goofed on the price of the new Sony Camera last podcast!  The price for the new Sony A7R II is $3198.  If you photograph or take videos with a UAV, take heart, if someone shoots down your craft, they could be in serious trouble! The White House has ended the ban on photography and Europe may make public photography more difficult - even illegal. GoPro has released a new camera - The Cube for $399. What is Trey Ratliff and Peake Design up to?  Stay tuned for the next podcast to find out!!
  • Fotobug - Episode 133 - Vanelli and Friends Cruise - Vanelli - Gary Farber

    fotobug
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Welcome to podcast number 133. In recent news, Adobe has released CC 2015 and the RAW convertor contains new features including a Dehaze function.  Adobe also reset previous trials in order to give users another 30 days to evaluate programs.  Sony has released a new full frame mirrorless camera called the A7R II which has a 42.4MP sensor. There are also a couple new crowd funding products including a portable microphone called the Instamic and a device that will automatically pan a camera to track a person or object carrying a tracking device called Soloshot. Jim just returned from a week…
 
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    Feature Shoot

  • Baltimore Photojournalist J.M. Giordano on the Most Important Photo He’s Ever Taken

    Alison Zavos
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    © J.M. Giordano J.M. Giordano: The summer of 2013, I gave up fashion and advertising to commit fully to Photojournalism. I started a series about the homicide rate in B’more called Summer of The Gun. During the course of the three month project on Baltimore streets, I met a woman whose nephew, Davon “Lil’ Daddy” Ockimey, was gunned down near his home in the Park Heights neighborhood on the city’s Westside. As she was talking to me, she burst out in tears but didn’t stop me from taking photos. At one point she sobbed, “When will it end” and I…
  • Exploring the Modern South with a Soundtrack: Road Trippin’ with Photographer Sam Jones

    Sahara Borja
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Who among us has not had the pleasure and privilege of driving along some great expanse of the wide open road, windows down and wind in our face, music blasting? What is the soundtrack of your life, and could these mental pictures we come to time and again endure without the music? After some time spent at the North-South access of Highway 55, situated along the Mississippi River, Los Angeles based photographer, Sam Jones, has found his soundtrack. In Somewhere Else, a photographic and musical collaboration with musician Blake Mills, Jones seeks a new way of imparting visual work by including…
  • Portraits of a Community Living Off the Grid in a Remote Spanish Ecovillage

    Kayla Chobotiuk
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Photographer Kevin Faingnaert first heard about Matavenero, a remote ecovillage high up in the isolated mountainous region of Northwest Spain, from a friend who had cycled across Europe. Intrigued by the idea of abandoned villages that were quickly becoming populated again by groups of eco-friendly, independently-minded people living off the grid, he knew it was worth exploring. Without asking permission, he simply arrived at the village, set up a tent and tried to become part of the community. The resulting series, Matavenero, was taken over the course of his one month stay there. At first,…
  • Inside the Homes and Lives of Papua’s Indigenous Kombai Peoples

    Ellyn Kail
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:19 am
    Woman against a giant sago palm. The feathers Kombai women wear as a sign of beauty include those of chickens and cockatoos. Hunter at rest in a tree house. Only men sleep in tree houses. Women sleep in small houses on the ground. The stories and histories of the indigenous Kombai people of Papua New Guinea is distorted to a degree by legend, hearsay, and assumptions. The Kombai has survived by a hunter-gatherer lifestyle passed down over the generations and many millennia, abiding by their own codes of law, ritual, and ethics. Brooklyn-based photographer Frédéric Lagrange made the journey…
  • VII Co-Founder and Photographer Ron Haviv on the Most Important Photo He’s Ever Taken

    Alison Zavos
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    © Ron Haviv / VII Ron Haviv: My most important photograph is probably from my first foreign trip, to the country of Panama. I photographed a just elected Vice-President Guillermo Ford, covered in blood, being beaten by a member of a paramilitary group. The photograph wound up on the cover of three US news magazines in the same week: Time, US News and Newsweek. Six months later, in 1989, when the United States invaded Panama, President Bush spoke about the photographs as one of the reasons for the military action. It was then that I realized that photojournalism could play a role in the…
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    PhotographySILO.com

  • Professional Photographer Interview – Mike Henry

    Lawrence
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    “I did a bunch of editorials, kept assisting, learning and eventually the next big gig that I had was for Target.  It felt like a natural transition.”   PHOTOGRAPHYSILO.COM In your early years of high school, were you involved in the yearbook ? What sparked your interest in photography? Do you recommend all the weekend […] The post Professional Photographer Interview – Mike Henry appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Hot off the Press: Think tank photo giving you an option to add flair to your all black bags

    Lawrence
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:01 am
    The folks at Thinktank Photo are always thinking of ways to innovate and set themselves apart from the other camera bag manufacturers in the photography space. This time around they are allowing you to add some “flair” to your well built Thinktank photo camera bag. So how would I give my bag some “flair”? For […] The post Hot off the Press: Think tank photo giving you an option to add flair to your all black bags appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • iPhone watch officially the Apple watch is a photographer’s BEST Friend

    Lawrence
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:11 pm
    With the release of what most people still cost the iPhone watch, the craze is considerably at a minimum compared to what you normally witness when a new iPhone is released. The perceived lack of craze of the Apple watch is possibly due to the Only order online strategy Apple employed for the iPhone watch […] The post iPhone watch officially the Apple watch is a photographer’s BEST Friend appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Peak Design Slide

    Lawrence
    26 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Looks like a normal strap with the exception of the ingenious patented Anchor Link ® connection that allows for easy attachment and detachment of the camera. If you are one of the many kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peak-design/slide-and-clutch-versatile-camera-sling-and-hand-s/description backers, then you know the Peak Design Slide is far from a normal camera strap. Upon initial examination, […] The post Peak Design Slide appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • lily camera hands on live demo with PhotographySILO.com

    Lawrence
    16 May 2015 | 12:59 am
    As all of you photographers know, the days of being only a photographer has long past with the introduction of video built into today’s modern DSLRS. I must say that I am a happy adapter into this new service offering of Cinema at http://www.LawrenceAtienza.com. With the most recent boom in drones in the world of […] The post lily camera hands on live demo with PhotographySILO.com appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
 
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  • 3 Easy Ways to Improve Landscape Photos with Lightroom’s HSL Settings

    Marc Andre
    18 Aug 2015 | 10:58 am
    Lightroom provides photographers with all kinds of options and potential for editing photos. Color is an important part of landscape and nature photography, and in Lightroom there are a lot of different ways that you can work with color. One of the best ways to get the most out of the colors in your photo […] The post 3 Easy Ways to Improve Landscape Photos with Lightroom’s HSL Settings appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons Photos by Boris Untereiner

    Argus
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:35 am
    Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons is a biennial event established in 1989. It is the largest gathering of hot air balloons in the world and takes place at the former NATO air base Chambley-Bussiere in Meurthe and Moselle, eastern France. The event lasts 10 days with over 1000 balloons from 70 nations participating. This year the […] The post Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons Photos by Boris Untereiner appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • People and Their Pets Photography

    Emily Star Poole
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:46 am
    I had a mentor in writing school who told me that I should always write about 1.) the subjects/events that are the strangest/weirdest and 2.) the subjects/events that produce the most emotion in me because those are the stories that will have the most “meat” to them. Most of the advice given to writers is also relevant to photographers (visual storytellers). One […] The post People and Their Pets Photography appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • 10 Unique Clocks for Photographers

    Argus
    15 Aug 2015 | 5:59 pm
    If you’re an avid photographer like me or have friends that are photographers, there is a chance they eat, sleep, and think about photography all of the time. And what better way to keep photography infused throughout your life then making everyday objects like a clock remind you why photography is so great. So whether […] The post 10 Unique Clocks for Photographers appeared first on The Photo Argus.
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  • Kool Deadwood Nites - 2015

    Richard Stinson
    22 Aug 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Kool Deadwood Nites brings car lovers together for four days full of classic cars, classic music and classic fun. It’s a 50’s and 60’s sock hop - Deadwood, South Dakota style.Attendees enjoy classic car parades, show and shines and free concerts on Main Street featuring the biggest names in rock ‘n roll history like The Fifth Dimension and 1910 Fruitgum Factory.This year's show did not fail to knock our socks off again. Here are three of our favorites from the show.1961 Chevrolet Corvette1961 Chevrolet Corvette1955 Chevrolet BelAir 2 Dr. HardtopJoin us on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+…
  • How to Design the Perfect Business Logo [Infographic]

    Richard Stinson
    2 May 2015 | 2:12 pm
    A business logo is more than just a pretty graphic. It is the representation of an entire brand, a symbol that determines how people feel and react about your company. So what ingredients make up a tasty, irresistible logo? This infographic from Company Folders will provide you with ideas that a successful logo design must have.How to Design the Perfect Business LogoJoin 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 -…
  • 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© 2011-15 Dakota Visions Photography, LLC - All rights reserved.
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    ISO 1200 Magazine | Photography Video blog for photographers

  • Space Suit Photoshoot In NYC: Medium format photography and Douglas Sonders

    30 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
     Sure the Phase One camera helped Douglas Sonders a little bit  to get incredible results on this photoshoot.  Here the lighting setup that you don´t watch on the bts video: Photo by Douglas Sonders I had an amazing photoshoot in New York City this past week with a real Russian military flight suit and space helmet that I rented and a model. I even got to shoot it with one of Phase One’s
  • Go Behind TIME’s Cover With Stephen Colbert by Platon

    30 Aug 2015 | 9:39 am
    Go Behind TIME’s Cover With Stephen Colbert by Platon Photo: Platon for TIME Read the original post at http://ti.me/1IjNo9m    SUBSCRIBE Get Latest Videos,Promotions & Exclusive Offers Via Email: We don't send spam! <!-- BuySellAds Zone Code --> <!-- End BuySellAds Zone Code -->
  • Wedding Photography Tips: How To Start Your Wedding Photography Business by Susan Stripling

    30 Aug 2015 | 4:40 am
    In this episode of Wedding Photography Tips, top wedding photographer and educator Susan Stripling shares advice on how to start building your wedding photography business. Whether it is looking within your network for that first client or keeping your finances in order, these tips will help you start off on the right foot.Susan Stripling Photography: http://www.susanstripling.com Text and video
  • 2 Speedlight Low-Key Film Noir Portrait with Erik Valind and Rogue Flash Bender 2

    30 Aug 2015 | 4:28 am
    Erik Valind demonstrates how to capture a low-key, film noir, high contrast portrait with 2 flashes, a Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro Lighting System, and a Rogue 3-in-1 Flash Grid. Flash photography lighting video tutorial, techniques and tips. Text and video via ExpoImaging SUBSCRIBE Get Latest Videos,Promotions & Exclusive Offers Via Email: We don't send spam! <!-- BuySellAds Zone Code
  • Self-Portrait photoshoot with creative body painting by Ilko Allexandroff

    29 Aug 2015 | 3:51 am
    This is the brand new video by Ilko Allexandroff. He explains on his YouTube channel more about the lighting: For this shot I am using a one light setup with the Nissin MG8000 Strobe, and my light modifier is the RoundFlash which I really enjoy using for this kind of close up shots! I’m having also a PS8 Battery Pack, since I’m shooting at 2 seconds intervals with the ioShutter, and I want to
 
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    Admiring Light

  • Fuji 56mm f/1.2 vs. Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 vs. Contax G 90mm f/2.8

    Jordan Steele
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Today we have a quick battle of portrait lenses.  Two of them are current mirrorless portrait primes, both of which are extremely highly regarded.  The third lens is a rangefinder lens from the 1990s that is still considered to be an utterly phenomenal optic. The battle: Fuji 56mm f/1.2 vs. Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 vs. Zeiss Contax G 90mm f/2.8.  The Fuji 56mm f/1.2 (read my full review here) is considered one of the premier lenses of the Fujifilm lens lineup.  The 56mm focal length gives a field of view the same as that of an 85mm lens on full frame, while the fast f/1.2 aperture will…
  • Review: Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar T*

    Jordan Steele
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:06 am
    The Zeiss name has been synonymous with high-end optics for a century.  In the past 30 years, they’ve become known for creating lenses with beautiful color and contrast and biting sharpness.  This legacy continues with the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar T* for Sony E-Mount.  Zeiss and Sony have long held a partnership in the photography industry, and Zeiss has collaborated on many Sony E-mount autofocus lenses. However, the new Batis line joins the earlier APS-C Touit line as Zeiss’ only mirrorless autofocus lenses to be designed with the Zeiss name only. This is a lens for…
  • Review: Sony A7R II

    Jordan Steele
    23 Aug 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Sony has been quite busy the past two years in fleshing out what is still the only full-frame mirrorless camera system.  The latest addition to this growing set of the cameras is the impressively specified A7R II.  The A7R II follows up the very successful A7R by giving it the same upgraded body style that premiered on the A7 II this past winter, giving it an all new back-side illuminated 42 Megapixel sensor with 399 phase detection points, in-body image stabilization and internal 4K video recording. While it seems like the ultimate camera on the spec sheet, is the hype greater than the…
  • Review: Olympus M.Zuiko 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO

    Jordan Steele
    15 Aug 2015 | 6:15 pm
    The Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO adds the ultra-wide angle range to the PRO line of f/2.8 zoom lenses recently introduced by Olympus for the Micro 4/3 system.  The 7-14mm f/2.8 is a faster and supposedly superior optic to Panasonic’s excellent 7-14mm f/4 lens that has been a staple of the Micro 4/3 system for many years.  The extra speed and quality comes at a price, however, with a $1299 cost of entry for this versatile wide-zoom.  Is it worth the extra dough? Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 Pro on the OM-D E-M5 Construction and Handling When compared to other micro 4/3 lenses, the 7-14mm f/2.8…
  • Sony A7R II vs. A7 II – Print Test

    Jordan Steele
    14 Aug 2015 | 2:08 pm
    I just got the new Sony A7R Mark II in for review today, and I’ve only had a few hours to mess around with it.  This is an exciting camera that packs a lot of great features, including a 42 MP sensor into a small package.  There are a lot of great things to discuss with this camera, and over the next week or so, I’ll be shooting extensively with it to find what’s good, what’s not, what’s overhyped and what’s special.  However, the first thing I wanted to do was see just how big a difference the massive 42 megapixels of resolution makes for low ISO…
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    travel blog - earthXplorer adventure travel photography

  • Summer in Vail Colorado

    JD Andrews
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:19 am
    Hiking with our guide Peter from Walking Mountains Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains Our Guide Peter tells us about the different kinds of mushrooms Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains Beautiful Flowers are everywhere Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains Hiking the White River National Forest with Walking Mountains Hiking the White…
  • Market in Cairo Egypt

    JD Andrews
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:33 am
  • Cheetah Hunting in South Africa

    JD Andrews
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:09 am
    Cheetah Hunting in South Africa Unlike other big cats, Cheetahs cannot climb trees and have poor night vision.
  • Island of Capri in Italy - Panorama

    JD Andrews
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:40 am
  • Golden Statue - Chiang Mai Thailand

    JD Andrews
    16 Aug 2015 | 5:31 am
 
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    Michal Dzierza

  • Two films, two festivals, three screenings

    Michal Dzierza
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:13 am
    If the math in the headline doesn’t make sense, let me explain. Over the past several months I’ve been shooting more and more films using my iPhone 6. I’m not the only one to enjoy the simplicity of creating more than decent-looking films using a smartphone (usually with minimal, if any, additional gear). Two of them, The Aegean and Barber Shop, have proved quite popular and now both will be shown as part of the competition at the Pocket Film Festival in Provo, Utah at the beginning of September. A month later, one of the films – The Aegean – will also be shown…
  • I’m now part of Apple’s World Gallery

    Michal Dzierza
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    Have you ever seen the Shot on iPhone 6 images? I bet you have, they seem to be everywhere – tube, billboards, online, newspapers. The Shot on iPhone 6 campaign by Apple has become one of the most recognisable campaigns of the past 12 months. Launched in March, the campaign has since won Apple the top prize for best outdoor campaign in Cannes this year. And it’s a testament not only to the phone’s stunning camera, but also to the users who’ve proved time and time again that the best camera is the one you have on you. So I’m even more excited to be able to reveal…
  • Hello, I am…

    Michal Dzierza
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:38 am
    A few weeks ago I got an email from Martijn Baudoin, a Dutch designer and filmmaker, who’s been creating short, 1-minute videos featuring talented creatives. His series, “Hello, I am…” features tattoo artists, fashion designers, illustrators, etc. Having seen my series Creative Types – Martijn asked me if I wanted to collaborate. Soon we created the first international Hello I am… video, featuring Vic Lee. Vic is also a designer, but now works as an artist, creating fantastically detailed murals and drawings using his unique ‘mock Victoriana’…
  • Bus stop

    Michal Dzierza
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:47 am
    Taken at a bus stop near London Bridge, London. Camera: Fuji X100S. My b/w street photography and colour street photography galleries have had a refresh, have a look.
  • New man in London

    Michal Dzierza
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:53 am
    My latest short video portrait introduces Leng Montgomery, a London-based young man who at the age of 25 decided to start living the life he’d always wanted. Leng is one of the Diversity Role Models speakers and he also appears regularly on various panels and talks with media professionals about trans issues.
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    Cloudy Day Photography » Blog

  • Childhood in a Sea of Dreams

    Cloudy Day
    11 Aug 2015 | 11:08 am
    This one is from a while ago… We transformed our daughter’s bed into a stormy sea, with the blankets rolling and tossing ships into the air as if they were paper boats, then added some windy clouds into the background in post editing. The whole family pitched in to help with setup and we had some fun with it. Cloudy Day Photography - Medford Oregon Photographer
  • Senior Photos: Class of 2015

    Christin
    25 Jun 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Are you looking for senior photos, to last a lifetime? We’d love to help you make those lifelong memories. Book a friend and get a discount. We would love to work with you. 😉 Cloudy Day Photography - Medford Oregon Photographer
  • Nichele

    Christin
    25 Jun 2014 | 5:01 pm
    These portraits were taken in the woods outside of Jacksonville, taking advantage of the rich canopy overhead which allowed trickles of light through. This session turned out very moody and atmospheric (so pretty!), but we actually had a lot of fun wandering through the forest and down the pathways not too far from the Britt. Cloudy Day Photography - Medford Oregon Photographer
  • One shot of my beautiful friend

    Christin
    26 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    Just one photo of one of my favorite people Cloudy Day Photography - Medford Oregon Photographer
  • A Light-Filled Spring Engagement

    Christin
    26 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    I love the way the sunlight plays between the lush green in the background and the white (matching – how cute!) outfits this lovely couple chose for their engagement photography session. As lifetime residents in the Rogue Valley living near Shady Cove, they chose Lost Creek Lake for a location. We found this spot while driving around, and loved the trees, the grass, and the angle of the sun. Cloudy Day Photography - Medford Oregon Photographer
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    Digital Camera World

  • 14 quick tips for candid family photos on location

    Jeff Meyer
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Do your family photos often look a bit boring and posed? Here are some quick family photography tips for taking candid shots of your loved ones on location. 01 Head for cover On very sunny days, look for safe, flat light to get some simple portraits. For instance, at the beach, a pier provides the perfect cover for a photo shoot. 02 Find your level You shouldn’t be at a severe angle to your subjects’ eye-line at any point, as this is a recipe for unflattering images. If the family is sat on the floor, get down with them and shoot from their level 03 Be familiar The best shots of children…
  • A layman’s guide to focus points

    Jeff Meyer
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:01 pm
    What focus points and why are they important? If you’re new to photography you might understandably have a few questions about some of the technology and techniques. In our latest layman’s guide we answer some of the most common questions photographers have about using focus points. What are focus points? Focus or AF points are areas around the frame that are able to lock onto the subject you are shooting. When you look through the viewfinder, you’ll see them as a sequence of dots within a small square; they are arranged in a fixed pattern. SEE MORE: Master your camera’s autofocus…
  • Photo Recipes: Scott Kelby on how to balance camera settings and flash

    Jeff Meyer
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:01 pm
    In his new series in Digital Camera magazine and Digital Camera World, the legendary Scott Kelby reveals some of the behind-the-scenes secrets of some of his favourite images. This month Scott explains how to find the perfect marriage between camera settings and flash to create a vision of beauty. Words and images by Scott Kelby. You can follow Scott and his work on his blog or on his live photography talk show The Grid. You can also find Scott and his KelbyOne team on their Facebook page and on Twitter as @KelbyOne. The key to this photo is mixing the existing light in our location with …
  • Panasonic GX8 Review

    Angela Nicholson
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:52 am
    It’s the first Panasonic CSC to feature a 20 million pixel sensor – find out how it delivers in our full Panasonic GX8 review. Trying to distinguish between the different lines which Panasonic offers can be a little tricky, with five different ranges to choose from. The GX models feature a flat design when compared with the G and GH lines, which are more akin to a DSLR type shape. Panasonic GX cameras are also aimed at enthusiasts, and as such have some more high-end features than GF and GM models. Panasonic’s GX7 found favour with enthusiasts, and it’s this which the GX8 is an…
  • What is 4K resolution? Every question answered

    Jeff Meyer
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:01 pm
    What is 4K video resolution and how will it change the way you shoot still images? We explain everything you need to know about the new standard in video recording and display. Whether you use the video function of your camera or not, 4K video is a big deal. With four times the resolution of Full HD, it offers more detailed videos and greater scope for post-production effects – and it also opens up the opportunity for extracting high-resolution stills from your movies. Two recognised 4K video standards currently exist in the camera market: Digital Cinema Initiatives 4K (also known as DCI…
 
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    121clicks.com

  • Day Of Mass Rush Prayer – A Photo Story By Arka Dutta

    Admin
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:22 am
    Bishwa Ijtema is and annual global Islamic Congregation held at Tongi, Bangladesh by the river Turag. It lasts three days and is attended by over five million Muslims, making it one of the largest congregations after the Hajj to Mecca and the gathering of Muslims in Karbala, Iraq. Devotees from approximately 150 countries, including the host country, Bangladesh, attend the three-day Ijtema seeking divine blessings. The last day witnesses the maximum crowd with people flocking to the prayer ground for the “AkheriMunajat”. Roads get closed and trains constantly plying between Tongi…
  • Top 5 Lighting Tips For Wedding Photography By Ryan Brenizer

    Admin
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Ryan Brenizer is a renowned professional wedding photographer from New York City. In this video Ryan explans you his top five tips to improve your lighting when shooting weddings. When these effects are executed properly they can improve your photography and create gorgeous images. Here are the 5 Lighting Tips: Bounce The Light Backlight Light Grenade Move Light Closer Continuous Lighting We are sharing this video from B and H. Please follow their Youtube Channel for more amazing video talks. Some Stunning Photos from Ryan Brenizer You can find Ryan Brenizer on the Web: Website Facebook…
  • 40 Mesmerizing Aerial Landscapes Of Iceland By Jakub Polomski

    Admin
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:31 am
    Jakub Polomski visited Iceland in the month of July 2015 around 2 weeks, he traveled 4000kms including the seaside. Iceland is unique land, however, some locations look really abstract in the bird’s eye view. All photos in this article were captured by DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone with 12 Mega Pixels Camera. Jakub Polomski photographed in following locations: Gullfoss Þingvellir Dimmu Borgir Dettifoss Myvatn Vik Geysir Grindavik Skógafoss Jökulsárlón Hvalfjörður Flateyri Kerlingarfjöll Fláajökull Skálafellsjökull Fjallfoss Berufjörður Lakagígar Látrabjarg Berserkjahraun…
  • Winners Of International Landscape Photographer Of The Year 2015

    Admin
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:52 am
    Here are the winners of the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. There are 2,604 entries submitted by 481 professional and amateur photographers across the globe. Judges selected 101 best photographs that will eventually be made into a book. Congratulations to Luke Austin of Perth, Australia for winning the International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015. His portfolio of four images, after much discussion and deliberation between the judges, was elevated to first place with a cash prize of US $5000, a bespoke copy of the International Landscape…
  • 15 Stunning Macro Photos of Cat Eyes by Photographer Andrew Marttila

    Admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Philadelphia based Cat Photographer Andrew Marttila presenting his Macro Shots of Cat Eyes from his recent photo shoot. Andrew started taking photos few years ago as a hobby and he owns a Bengal Cat and two dogs. He is very famous animal photographer and he done photo shoots with celebrity clients, such as Lil Bub, Pudge and Grumpy Cat. You can find Andrew Marttila on the Web: Website (h/t: Boredpanda)
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    The F/Stop Spot

  • Street Photography Urban Portrait with Randy

    Steve Paxton
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Whatever your position on homelessness, this is the kind of situation that breaks your heart. I discovered Randy on a busy street corner in downtown Indianapolis. He was sitting alone panhandling. I bent down so that I could get eye-to-eye with him and asked him how he was doing. Randy just stared at me (as seen in the image). After several moments I asked Randy for his name. Randy slowly slurred R-A-N-D-Y. His voice was so soft and inarticulate that Randy had to say his name several times before I could understand him. I could smell booze on Randy as I spoke to him. Randy told me that he was…
  • Step-by-Step Frequency Separation Portrait Skin Retouching In Photoshop

    Steve Paxton
    8 Aug 2015 | 10:11 pm
    If you’re a portrait photographer, you’re probably familiar with some of the Photoshop blurring techniques to soften skin blemishes. Although skin blurring in Photoshop has been around for a long time, there’s been a trend toward a process called Frequency Separation Portrait Skin Retouching. Many experienced retouchers prefer Frequency Separation because it preserves the skin’s natural texture (such as pores and line detail) while smoothing out blotchiness and highlights. This method separates the texture and tones so that they can be individually processed. The final…
  • Free Lightroom Workflow Develop Presets for Portrait Photographers

    Steve Paxton
    30 May 2015 | 3:59 am
    Note: These free Lightroom Workflow Develop Presets for portrait photographers have been designed to work beautifully in all version of Lightroom! Be sure to check out our other free presets. Adobe Lightroom is an incredibly powerful tool for processing large numbers of digital photographs. The real strength of Lightroom is its ability to automate the tedious task of processing with presets. Let’s face it, processing 100s or even 1000s of proofs is no fun! As a portrait and wedding photographer, I have developed a set of Lightroom Workflow Presets to quickly process large groups of raw…
  • Behind-the-Scenes Garden Portrait Photography Session

    Steve Paxton
    24 May 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Note: Be sure to check out our off-camera lighting portrait photography guide. I love working with clients in beautiful environments! I photographed Ashley in a whimsical garden filled with vibrant color. Although it’s the middle of summer, the sun was blocked by thick clouds leaving me with flat, two dimensional light. Many portrait photographers I’ve talked to prefer working in shade rather than open sunshine. It’s even and predictable. But shade lighting isn’t very dynamic. Does that matter? It does if you want your images to stand out! Off camera lighting can be…
  • Free 14 Page Posing Guide For Portrait Photographers

    Steve Paxton
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Download our free 14 page posing guide for portrait photographers. In this guide we’re going to look a variety of ways to pose women’s hands during a portrait session. We’ll also look at strategies for communicating with your clients effectively. Clients and professional models look to the photographer for guidance on posing and presentation. Most people need some direction on how to stand, what to do with their hands and feet and how to present themselves in front of the camera. As portrait photographers, it’s up to us to lead the session. Your confidence and ability as a…
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    Hyryz Blog

  • Panoramas from last weekends ride… August 2015

    Ryan
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:13 pm
  • Couple more from rattling around out in the Eastern Sierras, August 2015

    Ryan
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    A few more shots from exploring the Eastern Sierras on motorbike. Boundary Peak Lodge is like a ghost town. Super weird abandoned buildings, hotel and a restaurant. Iron Horse Snow Park- an abandoned and since burnt ski field. Its pretty amazing that the infrastructure is still all there. Someone needs to turn it into a […]
  • Eastern Sierras Ride, August 2015

    Ryan
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:25 am
    Realizing that we are on the tail end of summer and that the mountain passes wont stay open forever I packed the bike and made a rough plan to explore some spots in the Eastern Sierras. Basic idea was to summit Mt Patterson then head out into Nevada to look for some possible remote hot […]
  • Night exposures on Hwy 108, August 2015

    Ryan
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Took a weekend trip over the hill to the Eastern Sierras from the Bay Area on the motorcycle this past weekend and brought along the camera (of course…). I have a 14mm Rokinon that has a Sony mount on it to fit my A7II. The Rokinon is a super fun and super wide lens I […]
  • Crankworx, August 2015

    Ryan
    18 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Took a quick trip up to Whistler to check in with a few photographers who have been helping out with a project I worked on. At the same time I had a chance to check out some of the final events of the 10 day long Crankworx Bike Festival held in Whistler every year. So […]
 
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    Photobrook Photography

  • John Butler Trio play Lusty Glaze during the wettest night of summer!

    26 Aug 2015 | 7:35 am
    Named as the Sundowner sessions the summer gigs held at Lusty Glaze beach during the summer months have been a favourite of mine since moving to Cornwall. I've watched the likes of Feeder and The Levellers and had many a good dance at the beach gigs with the sand between my toes, the waves rolling in behind and the sun setting over the sea.However the summer of 2015 has other ideas, well to be honest there is no summer of 2015 just the empty shell of hope clinging on to the idea that maybe, just maybe we will get an Indian summer and once the kids go back to school we can enjoy some sunshine…
  • Please help me raise £500 for WWF

    24 Aug 2015 | 7:25 am
    I'm sure people are asked for sponsorship money all the time and it is hard to give money constantly to friends and family that are doing events all the time but if possible can I have 5 minutes of your time to read why I'm asking for your help?Look outside, it's raining (It is in Cornwall right now) or at least it has been raining for pretty much the whole of summer. This is partly due to climate change, and WWF want to fund research and invest in ways to protect our environment and help us to combat climate change.What about your favourite animal? As everyone will know I'm slightly obsessed…
  • Great British Bake Off Technical Challenge Week 2, Paul Hollywood Arlettes

    17 Aug 2015 | 4:42 am
    Yesterday I found myself with enough time and enthusiasm to attempt week 2 of the Great British Bake Off Technical Challenges, this was making eight Arlette biscuits a recipe from Paul Hollywood.There's a part of me that wants to do all of the technical challenges this year but I'm sure there will become a stage where I don't own the correct utensils, tools, tins etc to be able to join in but so far so good. Week 1 saw me making Mary Berry's Walnut layer cake and although It was a success it didn't feel that much of a challenge and worst still my partner didn't particularly like the cake!!!
  • I just did a baby run :@)

    16 Aug 2015 | 12:25 pm
    After 8 weeks off running and rather a lot of pain my last course of acupuncture and ultrasound seems to have helped. Not wanting to run before I can walk I decided that I would start the week with a walk and see how things went.On Tuesday I took to the local streets and managed to walk just over 4 miles fairly trouble free. When I say fairly, I managed to walk nearly all four miles without a twinge or a hint of pain however around three and a half miles in I started to get a twinging in the muscle in my calf. But after a change of pace, the pain completely went? I'm not sure what is causing…
  • Joining the Great British Bake Off Technical Challenges

    16 Aug 2015 | 2:13 am
    After the first episode of the Great British Bake Off I decided it would be a great idea to make each of the technical challenges each week.Sunday's would become the day to stay indoors and bake with my partner. The summer hasn't been particularly great this year and with lots of soggy Sundays to entertain ourselves this seemed to be a fantastic idea.The first weeks episode was cake, My favourite thing to bake and our favourite thing to eat and so off to the store I went to purchase the ingredients to make week ones technical challenge Mary's Frosted Walnut Layer Cake.The first challenge was…
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  • Some Photoshop Wizardry Brings a Couple’s Star Wars Wedding Dreams to Life

    Jaron Schneider
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:53 am
    Photographer Tanya Musgrave, a Virginia-born photographer now living in Southern California, helped bring a wedding couple’s Star Wars dream to life using some rather impressive Photoshop wizardry. In this video, Tayna shows how she mixed elements from many, many images to create a final photo that the couple would love.And man, I love that music choice!
  • Instagram Thinks Outside the Square, Adds Landscape & Portrait Orientation

    Jaron Schneider
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:11 am
    Instagram has announced that they are broadening their horizons a bit, and letting users display images uploaded to the site in both portrait and landscape orientation.Square format has been and always will be part of who we are. That said, the visual story you’re trying to tell should always come first, and we want to make it simple and fun for you to share moments just the way you want to. It turns out that nearly one in five photos or videos people post aren’t in the square format, and we know that it hasn’t been easy to share this type of content on Instagram: friends get cut…
  • Witness the Exciting Life Aquatic Through Kurt Arrigo’s Camera

    Marky Ramone Go
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:19 am
    Kurt Arrigo‘s Instagram feed provides viewers a glimpse into the rich aquatic world where beautiful creatures and an endless array of exciting water-based activities can be seen and experienced. Capturing the thrilling process of racing yachts, the graceful movements of swimmers and other lovable marine life gives his more than 26,000 followers a good reason to head out to the sea and experience the wonderful ocean world for themselves. Growing up in the small European island of Malta has gifted Kurt the opportunity to train in various water-sports such as scuba diving and windsurfing…
  • Blackmagic’s Fusion 8 Free Public Beta Available for Download on Mac & PC

    Jaron Schneider
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:01 am
    Blackmagic’s free public beta of the Fusion 8, an advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. This beta is for the free version of Fusion 8 and is available for both Mac OS X and Windows.A beta for the paid version, Fusion 8 Studio, which adds stereoscopic 3D tools and is designed for multi user workgroups and larger studios, will be available shortly. However, current Fusion Studio customers can download the public beta for the free version of Fusion 8 and start using it today.This public beta is also the…
  • An Exclusive Look at Scott Markewitz’s Extreme Summer Bike Tour Across Europe

    Billy Murray
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Scott Markewitz (@scottmarkewitz) is one of the greatest adventure photographers in the world. Known for his vibrant and dramatic images, his work has been featured on over 400 U.S. magazine covers, alongside advertising and promotional campaigns for the likes of Adobe, J Crew, Charles Schwab, Salomon, Mountain Hardwear, Red Bull, Thule, Oakley, Specialized and many more. In light of his upcoming “On Assignment: Location Lighting Workshop For Action Sports” with broncolor in Seattle and Salt Lake City, Markewitz has given us an exclusive first look at his on-going extreme…
 
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  • "Struck out three times. Made an error that lost the game."

    19 Aug 2015 | 11:57 am
      "The biggest thrill a ballplayer can have is when your son takes after you. That happened when my Bobby was in his championship Little League game. He really showed me something. Struck out three times. Made an error that lost the game. Parents were throwing things at our car and swearing at us as we drove off. Gosh, I was proud." -Bob Uecker      Last week, three different age divisions with teams representing states from Florida to North Carolina to Texas, converged on Lexington, SC for the Dixie Youth World Series. A team from Hartsville, South Carolina…
  • Robot Photographer at Museum Space Party

    14 Aug 2015 | 8:35 am
      Recipe for Killbot 2000   Two moving boxes One large bag full of random shit from Radio Shack including lights, an exhaust fan and a buzzer. One can of metallic silver spray paint One can of black spray paint Gaffers tape Seven AAA batteries Hot glue gun Five foam half spheres Red paint    
  • Driver crashes through trailer home, over car and on top of boat

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:07 am
      It's a little over two hours to Newton, North Carolina and the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. As I walk through the rows of parked cars and approach “The World's Most Famous Short Track” I hear families complaining that the 13,200 capacity raceway has sold out. I pass through the track entrance and the experience reminds me of the first time I walked out on the field at William's Brice Stadium - but with more of a gladiator atmosphere - the crowd melting into one mass of flesh.     I climb up a rickety metal ladder to the box roof where one dude is…
  • "Soda Pop City, Lend Us Your Ears" - Girls Rock Museum of Art

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:06 am
      I've photographed ten billion bands - musicians like Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Elton John, Britney Spears, Willie Nelson, and Prince. On Saturday at the Columbia Museum of Art, I had the pleasure of adding The Rocking Aqua Panda Girls, The Diabolical Barbies, and #ashtag Pals - and a few more - to the list. Prince, who was going by that sign at the time, had his mic stand at the same height as the #ashtag Pals.    
  • KKK rally revives 1990's "Hanging Klansman" skateboard graphic

    17 Jul 2015 | 1:18 pm
    “Oprah isn't going to get mad at ya?” jests a shop employee as Ramone, Corey and Sean from 2 Fat 2 Fly fame try on their new shirts at Bluetile Skateshop Friday afternoon in Columbia, South Carolina - where the town is preparing for a KKK rally Saturday at the state house.   In 1990 skateboard designer Jim Thiebaud released his first pro board with and after founding Real Skateboards. By the 90's the “Third Wave” of the KKK had emerged and Thiebaud wante