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  • Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed

    Digital Photography Review
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:10 am
    What makes a tripod a good travel companion? We test out five carbon fiber 'travel' tripods that while compact and light, are also comfortably tall and capable of supporting a reasonable amount of gear. This review covers five models, examining their features, functions and ergonomics in use both in the studio and out in the field. Click through to read the roundup.
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Mia McCormick!

    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider
    Brad Moore
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Let me start by saying, I don’t take photos professionally. But wait, don’t stop reading! Hear me out. My name is Mia McCormick and before I took a position at KelbyOne, I spent a decade telling stories and interviewing some of the most influential people in the world in the name of TV News. Now I’ve spent the last two years interviewing the very best photographers on the planet, for KelbyOne. I’ve grilled them about technique and business plans. I’ve asked them about gear and studio decisions. But some of the most important conversations, often get the least amount of attention,…
  • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens – In Stock for Sony!!

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    Jay
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:14 am
    The long awaited and killer Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens is now In Stock and available for the Sony A-Mount cameras! This lens is a crop factor designed lens, so if you have an A77 II, A77, A58, A57, it will mount right on. If you want to use this lens on one of […]
  • Eid al-Fitr and the end of Ramadan 2014

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

    The Phoblographer
    Kevin Lee
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    A timeless guide on focus stacking for better macro photography.
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    In Focus

  • Eid al-Fitr and the end of Ramadan 2014

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    The Muslim three-day Eid al-Fitr festival, marking the end of the month of Ramadan, began today in parts of the world where sightings of the new moon were made. During Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, devout Muslims must abstain from food, drink, and sex from dawn until sunset. The fast, one of the five pillars of Islam, is seen as a time for spiritual reflection, prayers, and charity. After sunset, Muslims traditionally break the fast by eating three dates, performing the Maghrib prayer, and sitting down to Iftar, the main evening meal, where communities and families gather together.
  • Photos of the Week: 7/19-7/25

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    This week's edition includes views of Washington state wildfires, continued violence in Gaza and Israel, competitors in the Tour de France, evictions from the world's tallest slum, a flamingo roundup, and much more. [35 photos] Installation of the new Congress (2014-2018) at the Capitol in Bogota, Colombia, on July 20, 2014. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos called it a "Congress of peace" and called on lawmakers to support an agenda for a "post-conflict nation." (Guillermo Legaria/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Final Voyage of the Costa Concordia

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    More than two and a half years since it crashed near Isola del Giglio, Italy, the wreck of the Costa Concordia was successfully refloated this week, and has begun its final journey—a four-day trip to a scrap yard in Genoa. The cruise ship capsized after striking a reef on January 13, 2012, killing 32 passengers and crew members. The complex salvage operation was the largest and most expensive in history. Gathered here are images, including several interior shots, of the ship's time near Isola del Giglio—from the initial disaster to today's towing away of the Costa Concordia. [30 photos]…
  • Bloody Weekend in Gaza

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    Sunday was the deadliest day yet in the recent battles in the Gaza Strip, capping a bloody weekend where more than a hundred Palestinians were killed, as well as 18 Israeli soldiers, following an Israeli advance into Gaza. Israel said on Sunday it had expanded its ground offensive, and Hamas militants kept up rocket fire into the Jewish state with no sign of a diplomatic breakthrough to end the worst fighting between Israel and Hamas in two years. The New York Times reports the death toll reaching at least 425 since Israel's air offensive began on July 8. gathered here are photographs of the…
  • Photos of the Week: 7/12-7/18

    18 Jul 2014 | 6:09 am
    This has been a very eventful week. This edition features images from Ukraine, Israel, and Gaza, as well as other events large and small around the world. From Germany's victory in the World Cup, to Manhattanhenge, the Supermoon, Bastille Day, and much more. [40 photos] The Supermoon rises over houses in Olvera, in the southern Spanish province of Cadiz, on July 12, 2014. Occurring when a full moon or new moon coincides with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth, the Supermoon results in a larger-than-usual appearance of the lunar disk. (Reuters/Jon Nazca)
 
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    The Big Picture

  • Conflict continues in Gaza

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pelican Imaging releases light field photos from its mobile imaging array

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    Pelican Imaging has released a set of re-focusable pictures taken with its light field camera for smartphones. Instead of placing an array of microlenses between the sensor and the main lens, Pelican uses an array of main lenses - each with a sensor behind it. Pelican's offering is more suitable for smartphones, and their sample images allow for re-focusing, changing DOF, and shifting perspective. Click through for more details and links to the images.
  • In pictures: Restoration of Boeing's first 747 'jumbo jet'

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:03 am
    The Boeing 747 - or the 'jumbo jet' as it is commonly known, changed the world. The 747 first flew in 1969, and transformed modern air travel with its ability to carry more people - and more cargo - across the globe than any previous airliner, shrinking it in the process. Seattle's Museum of Flight houses RA001 - the very first 747, which flew as a test airframe from its inaugural liftoff in 1969 through until the early 1990s. The museum is currently restoring RA001 both inside and out. Click through for pictures. 
  • Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:10 am
    What makes a tripod a good travel companion? We test out five carbon fiber 'travel' tripods that while compact and light, are also comfortably tall and capable of supporting a reasonable amount of gear. This review covers five models, examining their features, functions and ergonomics in use both in the studio and out in the field. Click through to read the roundup.
  • Readers' showcase: Landscape photography

    27 Jul 2014 | 1:09 am
    In all the talk about new gear, and which brands are best it's easy to overlook the end result of our shared passion - the pursuit of stunning images. Among our large community there are some incredibly talented photographers who share their work in our forums, galleries and photo challenges. From time to time we like to showcase some of the best work on our homepage. This week we challenged users of the landscape photography forum to submit their strongest shots, and the results were impressive. Click through to see more.
  • Photographer hits #1 on Reddit with Mt Fuji picture, and quickly regrets it

    26 Jul 2014 | 12:37 am
    British photographer Kris Boorman summited Mount Fuji in 2012 and took a photograph from the top, showing the shadow cast by the giant mountain at sunrise. The image has since been used as a background for the Bing search engine and last year won a competition held by Gettty Images. A couple of days ago he posted the photo at low resolution on Reddit, and within a few hours it had garnered more than 6000 upvotes. Although this might sound like good news, Boorman quickly came to regret posting the picture. Click through to learn why. 
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Seven Quick Things To Start Your Monday Off Right

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

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

    Brad Moore
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Wedding Photography Systems with Justin Wojtczak Take your wedding photography business to the next level with Justin Wojtczak’s systematic approach to building and running a successful wedding photography business. At the end of the day it is about the level of service you give your bride and groom, and Justin takes you through every step in the process of completing a successful wedding shoot, from the engagement session to the consultation, and from the wedding day itself to the delivery of treasured photographs. All along the way Justin shares pro-level tips, tricks, and techniques for…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Mia McCormick!

    Brad Moore
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Let me start by saying, I don’t take photos professionally. But wait, don’t stop reading! Hear me out. My name is Mia McCormick and before I took a position at KelbyOne, I spent a decade telling stories and interviewing some of the most influential people in the world in the name of TV News. Now I’ve spent the last two years interviewing the very best photographers on the planet, for KelbyOne. I’ve grilled them about technique and business plans. I’ve asked them about gear and studio decisions. But some of the most important conversations, often get the least amount of attention,…
  • Announcing My New Book, “The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes”

    Scott Kelby
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:19 pm
    It’s official — the latest book in my series is headed to bookstores in just a few weeks, and the video above tells you what makes this new addition, called “Part 5 — Photo Recipes” different than the rest.You can preorder the book right now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble or direct from us and be the first to receive the book when it ships in a couple of weeks. It’s only around $17 street price, which is an awesomely low price (it’s about impossible to find something for photography that only costs $17 bucks, right? This puppy is a steal).I’m…
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    ShootTokyo

  • Last Week

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

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

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

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

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

  • 6 Photography tips you can learn from Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    Still life is a genre that dates back way before the birth of photography. In the early days of photography, exposures were very long, so having a subject that could remain still for a long period of time was crucial. Thus still life photography was born, and it has been around ever since. To this day, it is a very important branch of the industry. At a high level, it is called product photography and it is one of the most lucrative fields in professional photography. So let’s get you started in still life photography with these tips. 1.Setting up the scene Don’t be under the false…
  • The Serengeti Plain of East Africa – More Amazing Vistas and Wildlife than You Can Photograph in a Lifetime

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    The Serengeti is the pulse of Africa – thundering, growling and trumpeting a natural wildness that can only be found in this one place. Endless in space and endless in time, the Serengeti may be the most important natural environment on Earth. It preserves a habitat in which the world’s greatest migration of land mammals occurs and where early hominids lived and roamed, learning the survival skills that would drive the evolution of modern humans. The Tarangire National Park in Tanzania lies in the southern portion of the Serengeti Plain. With more then 1,000 square miles of preserve, the…
  • The Secret to Keeping your Passion for Photography Alive

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    Almost everywhere I look there is at least one photographer who has lost the sparkle in his eye. You know what I’m talking about. It’s that sparkle you have when you first discover photography, after you take your first awesome photo and when you feel driven to succeed and become better and better. After a while you inevitably come to a crossroad where you have to choose between photographing only what you like and making money shooting what other people want. Personal reasons are behind each decision, so I’m not going to go into that. I want to focus on what it’s like to extend your…
  • Singh-Ray Has Just Launched a “Must-See” Website!

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Let me start by saying that I don’t normally get excited about new website launches. There are hundreds, if not thousands popping up every day, and to be honest, in most cases, each new one is a lot like the rest. So, why am I writing an article letting you know about this one? There are two very simple, very good reasons: This website delivers a feast for your eyes, a wealth of valuable, but FREE instructional material and some incredible products to help you create amazing photos, all in one easy-to-navigate package. The products offered are some of the finest and most unique filters and…
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    Silber Studios

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  • Sports Photographer Jamie Cohen Reveals Tricks to Her Trade

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

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

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

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

  • "But Skip, there's nothing to write about!"

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:36 pm
    © rvlsoft - Fotolia.com BULL! There's always something to write about. Let's set the stage first...You've got two outstanding marketing tools at your fingertips, your website and your blog. While blogging isn't for everybody, a good blog is an asset for every company. If you're a horrible writer and hate the idea, then find yourself a high school kid who can write and see how they do in converting your thoughts into the printed word. (Just remember to proof read EVERYTHING that gets published under your name!) There's a huge difference between your site and your blog. Your website is…
  • What's in a name? Everything...

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    It's rare that I talk about anything related to advertising of virtually any product. However the artwork above is pretty unique.  I'm getting to know the crew at Breathing Color, along with their products and  I want to share what I'm learning. All papers and canvases are NOT created equal. While the image above is from their new packaging, it's one of the few times I've seen any manufacturer give you solid examples of what makes their products different and better...Resolution, Dmax, Color Gamut and Metamerism...and you can throw in one more, their archival quality.  Even…
  • Sunday Morning Reflections: A Slug Day

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    Image by Bob Coates I never heard the expression until Sheila used it...a slug day is a day where you simply do nothing except relax and do whatever you feel like doing. A walk on the beach just might be the most energy we expend today!  While most people would consider it wasting time, for me it's a day to just recharge my battery, ponder the meaning of life, think about the week ahead and appreciate this very moment...the one that's happening right now.I got a kick out of "Urban Dictionary"s" definition: "The day after Christmas, where you make a "slime trail" from the couch to the…
  • Photographers and Holding Focus

    26 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    © Konstantin Yuganov - Fotolia.com The older I get, the more I see a straight path where I want to go. If you’re going to hunt elephants, don’t get off the trail for a rabbit.T. Boone Pickens Welcome to one of my most favorite quotes and it's incredibly accurate.  Think about it for just a second...haven't you found that the longer you're a photographer and the more you do to raise the bar on your skill set, the better it gets? With each new task you accomplish you become more focused on the direction you want to take in your career, even it's only short range and just…
  • The Rules of Engagement - A Reminder

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:37 am
    © kentoh - Fotolia.com I tweeted this quote yesterday and it's so on target for things lately.  It deserves to be expanded into its own post.               "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people"…
 
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    Stuck in Customs

  • Yoga in Hobbiton

    Trey Ratcliff
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    A lot of Yoga! Some of you may recognize Bel from today’s photo below… here she is doing some more in this How-To HDR video we made. This is from the “Complete HDR Tutorial” which I highly recommend! Daily Photo – Yoga in Hobbiton This is my friend Bel (from above) doing a bit of impromptu yoga on the Hobbiton Movie Set on the old stone bridge before the watermill. We were there with Curtis and Pete while working on some new videos. She's our awesome videographer, but we could not shoot for about 30 minutes because some weedwackers were going crazy and the…
  • Getting ready for the Wedding

    Trey Ratcliff
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Cheesy Wedding Photos Do you know of any sites with crazy wedding photos? I’ve seen some crazy Russian ones… here, let me try to find it. Here’s a crazy one. Oh, and here’s another! Daily Photo – Getting ready for the Wedding We were on the outskirts of the Forbidden City then went into a temple area and there were about 20 couples taking their wedding photos. It was so funny to see everyone posing and all the photographers taking photos. They were all trying to find angles where they wouldn't see the other couples. The men wore the craziest tuxedos, but the…
  • A fisherman from a thousand years ago

    Trey Ratcliff
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    47 Ronin Did any of you see 47 Ronin? Some of the scenes in that movie are just unbelievable… in fact, I think that scene when they go to the slaver ships is one of the coolest backgrounds I’ve ever seen in a movie! Here’s a still from it. It didn’t turn out to be the greatest movie ever made or anything… but some of the scenes in there are really beautiful! Daily Photo – A fisherman from a thousand years ago There are thousands of little rivers that flow through these huge karst mountains. Fisherman have been around here forever, and I like this idea that…
  • A nice view of The Remarkables

    Trey Ratcliff
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The Burn If you ever get up to this secret spot in Queenstown, be sure to visit “The Burn” where there is an amazing little lake with a smooth reflection for a clean shot of these mountains in the morning… Daily Photo – High Atop Deerpark Heights – The Remarkables This is one of the best views of the awesomely named Remarkables that I have ever seen… I was so happy to get to the top of Deer Park Heights — I hope they open it up to the photographic public soon and stop with all the family feuds… no one Really Likes Richard Dawson anyway. Is that is…
  • Amazing PhotoWalk in Denver!

    Trey Ratcliff
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Winners Chosen, but Good News, 20% off for everyone else! Thanks again for participating in the Trey’s Lightroom Presets giveaway yesterday! We put together a special discount code of 20% off ANY of the Presets on that page that will be good for just a few days. Just use the code “SPECIAL20” at checkout and you’ll be in good shape! List o’ Winners! Be sure to sign up for our free Newsletter to be informed of future contests! Anyway, here are the winners for yesterday’s giveaway on the blog (Luke will contact you shortly with download details: Sandeep Singh…
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    Improve Photography

  • The MacGyver Clamshell Light: Clean lighting in a pinch!

    Adam Collins
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. This is the light quality we’re working for with this setup. The clamshell style lighting looks SOOO clean! If you know who MacGyver is, you are the right audience for this, because it means you remember watching TV in the 80’s. Since then you may have noticed that you and your friends look better in good lighting. This is where the clamshell lighting setup comes in. This is a setup used in studio photography to give models look the skin of a 12 year old and sparkling…
  • 6 Pro Photoshop Tips for Photographers Who Have Seen It All

    Sam Rodriguez
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Ready for Pinterest! There are many different ways to skin a cat in Photoshop and it’s always good to learn new ways do get stuff done. Who knows, you might find one way of doing things which works better for you which you haven’t seen before. Here are 7 Photoshop tips that should make your workflow better. 1. Silhouette Better - Refine your edges:  Sure you’ve messed around and even gotten pretty good using the magic wand, quick selection and lasso tool to take…
  • Makeup for Photoshoots: The Definitive Guide

    Erica Laker
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Whether you shoot families, weddings or models, you will have an advantage as a photographer if you know how to apply makeup well for the subjects in your photoshoots. Even if you work with a makeup artist, as the photographer, you are ultimately responsible for the overall look in your images, so you need to be aware of how makeup can contribute to the look of your images. Having a good knowledge of makeup for photoshoots will allow you to get the look you envisioned for your…
  • Five Reasons Why Your Brand New Camera is Making you a Worse photographer

    Andrew Hind
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:50 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. My Father has just bought a new car and, with great relish and commitment, has spent the last few weeks poring over car magazines, drooling over spec sheets and basking in the utopian drivel pedalled in the car brochures! It was in one of these that I noticed a whole page devoted to the optional “driver assistance pack” which included features that would alert you if you drove over white lines, buzz at you if the car thought you were becoming sleepy behind the wheel and even…
  • The Camranger: An unbiased review

    Sam Rodriguez
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Tethered shooting has been available to photographers for quite some time.  Tethered shooting (plugging a cord from your camera to the computer) gives the benefit of shooting directly to a desktop computer or laptop and seeing the photo large on a computer screen, and being able to make adjustments to the photo on the spot. Although this method is great, there is also one major inconvenience; you need to be physically tethered to a computer or laptop via cable. Those days,…
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    TWIP

  • TWiP 370 – No Place to Hide

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

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

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

    Bruce
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Audio MP3Audio MP3 Host: Frederick Van Johnson Guests:  Martin Bailey & Giulio Sciorio This week on TWiP… Smart Glass could transform Smartphone cameras New iOS app “Shutter” offers unlimited storage for free And a discussion about the future of photography Links Mentioned in This Episode Smart Glass could transform Smartphone Cameras New iOS app ‘Shutter’ offers unlimited storage for free Martin’s Namibia Tour 2015 TWiP Meetup – Your Photos Animated Picks of the Week Martin: Shoot The Look videos by Dave Delnea from Craft & Vision Giulio:…
  • Panasonic Lumix GH4: All About the Gear

    Frederick
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:11 pm
    The long-awaited latest Lumix “G” flagship camera breaks new ground: It can shoot 4K video and save it directly to an SD card. So this week we invited video guru Dave Dugdale to join Doug and Frederick and give us his two cents. Doug put the GH4 through some very different paces. He wanted to see what would happen if he shot 4K video specifically with the goal of extracting still images. Check out how well the GH4 did in both Doug’s and Dave’s tests. Test images Frederick made in Paris using the GH4: The post Panasonic Lumix GH4: All About the Gear appeared first on…
 
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • Immersive video race heats up as yet another 360-degree video camera launches

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
        Now that action cameras are commonplace, the next battlefield in consumer video is 360-degree capture, it seems. We've already written off 3D capture at the consumer level as an abject failure, and while 4K is on the way, it's going to need upgrades throughout your workflow. 360-degree video, though, is a much simpler proposition: Just replace your camera and you, too, could be part of the Next Big Thing (tm). At least that's what yet another company seems to think, as demonstrated by its announcement of a 360-degree video... (read more)
  • Kimd is a concert photography and videography app for iOS that helps you not be obnoxious

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Since the cameras in our smartphones and tablets have become so powerful, they're being used for all kinds of photography and videography work, including concert photography. In this case, we're not so much talking about professional concert photographers, but rather about fans bringing their mobile devices to record the event. Seeing your favorite band live on stage is an incredible experience, so it's absolutely understandable that you'd want to record parts of the event in photos and videos. But when you're inside a concert hall where everything but the... (read more)
  • This DIY underwater camera drone went to Botswana to film hippos in the Okavango Delta

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    These days, it seems like everybody is crazy about camera-equipped aerial drones such as the DJI Phantom series. And while we probably all agree that multicopters are great for achieving beautiful aerial video footage, it seems that the "other direction" on the vertical axis is getting much less attention than it deserves. Because let's be honest, how often have you read about underwater videography recently? Probably not a lot. That's because there aren't really a lot of remote controlled underwater cameras out there, at least not with price tags that would... (read more)
  • Premium, Specialty, Niche: Welcome to the New World Order

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:26 pm
        The torch has been passed, and the balance shifted. Mirrorless cameras and models filling the specialty "niche" roles are now clearly in the ascendance over more traditional models, at least in the product-flow here at IR. The transition has been coming about for several years now, but 2014 seems to be signalling a shift from traditional models, ushering in the new frontier for the enthusiast camera market. And that frontier is all about larger sensors in ever-smaller bodies, and all-in-one cameras that can "do it all". There... (read more)
  • Aerial photographers: This clever map will help you steer clear of no-drone zones

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
        The rise of affordable multicopters and radio-controlled aircraft with built-in cameras (or support for mounting your own) has brought aerial photography within reach of the masses, but it's proven to be a thorny issue where the US government is concerned. As use of unmanned aerial vehicles -- or drones, in mainstream media parlance -- soars, so too do bans on UAV operations. Whether it's the FAA, the National Park Service, or local lawmakers, government agencies are lining up to forbid the public from flying in particular... (read more)
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    Joe Philipson

  • July 4th, 2014

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

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

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

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

    Joe Philipson
    9 May 2014 | 1:00 pm
    If you weren’t aware I was awarded first place picture story at this years “What We Do Show,” an annual juried exhibition put on by the RIT Chapter of the National Press Photographer’s Association. I wanted to share some of the photographs from the awards ceremony in case you couldn’t be there.
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    Strobist

  • On-Assignment: Full-Sun Group Shot

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

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

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

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

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

  • 24 July, 2014 - Hiking For Photographers

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

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

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

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

    9 Jul 2014 | 4:03 pm
      The Kimberley video is now being offered FREE.  Please enjoy the video and the Kimberley Adventure.  Usually these videos are part of our video subscriber content or are offered for sale.  However, we would like to share this video with you and encourage you to consider joining us for our 2015 Kimberley Trip.  If you register prior to July 16th at 11PM (eastern US time) you will receive a $1000.00 USD off the registration fee.   ...
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    The Online Photographer

  • Open Mike: Butters in the Park (OT)

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

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

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

    Michael Johnston
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    Woman does very strange thing with iPhone photos. Mike(Thanks to Petapixel via Carl Weese) (P.S. As you can probably tell, I'm busy packing today! Told you there are gonna be days like this...still, pretty funny!) Original contents copyright 2014 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site. TOP's links! (To see all the comments, click on the "Comments" link below.)Featured Comments from: No featured comments yet—please check back soon!
  • Changing Fashions

    Michael Johnston
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    This picture I ran across yesterday, by Cajetan Barretto, is telling. It's an Olympus OM-D E-M1 with a Panasonic 12–35mm ƒ/2.8 lens facing off with a Nikon D800 with the field-of-view-equivalent Nikkor 24–70mm ƒ/2.8 lens. The big differences are the 4/3"-type 18x13.5mm sensor vs. the same-as-35mm 24x36mm sensor, EVF vs. OVF, and...well, you can clearly the see the third "big" difference! (Incidentally, that 12–35mm lens has been out of stock for months at most major retailers including mighty B&H Photo. Remember the old "pipeline" problems that…
 
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    Nikonians News

  • Campaign to benefit members

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

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

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

    15 Jul 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Only a few seats are left for the 14th Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT). Our founders, J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) and Bo Stahlbrandt, want you to know they will soon be closing down bookings in order to make hotel reservations in a timely manner.  If you have been considering making the trip, now is the time to sign up.
  • Purchase any of Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise V2.0 Shoulder bag and receive two free gifts!

    15 Jul 2014 | 1:26 am
    Looking for a sweet deal on a new shoulder bag? Purchase any of Think Tank Photo’s popular Urban Disguise V2.0 shoulder bags until August 7th and receive a Shoulder Harness V2.0 and a set of Urban Disguise Attachment Straps for free (a $54.50 value).
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    Imaging Insider

  • POMPIDOO LAUNCHES NEW LIMA, STYLISH CAMERA BAG FOR COMPACT CAMERAS - GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Tweet Sometimes, less is more. Which is why new Lima from POMPIDOO ir ready to make her big debut. It is a flirty, pretty and simply a perfect mid-sized camera bag for a modern woman-photographer or a keen amateur. 3 vibrant colors – Aqua Dreams, Fiesta Dreams and Nougat Dreams – will make its owner look gorgeous and undeniably stand out from the crowd. LIMA’s retro design may speak to style, but she is plenty smart too. She can hold up to 1.8kg of weight and one of the following gear sets: a compact camera; an interchangeable-lens camera like Olympus PEN; Nikon 1; mid-sized DSLR…
  • Cotton Carrier® StrapShot EV1™: New Design For Compact, Mirrorless and DSLR Cameras

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Tweet NORTH VANCOUVER, Canada – Since the first Cotton Carrier® products were introduced five years ago, outdoor and studio photographers have relied on them to comfortably carry large-body cameras and large lenses. Cotton Carrier’s new StrapShot EV1 offers all those benefits and more. “The StrapShot EV1 is the evolution of our highly successful StrapShot product,” said Brook Parker, chief operating officer of Cotton Carrier. “The EV1 is a revolutionary and innovative way to carry compact, mirrorless, four-thirds and full-sized DSLR cameras.” StrapShot EV1 will be thinner than…
  • Pixite Launches Matter 1.0 for iOS – Embed Unique 3D Objects into Photos

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:36 am
    Tweet California based Pixite LLC toda introduces Matter 1.0, an exciting new photo app for iOS. Matter allows users to add stunning 3D effects to photos with real-time shadows and reflections, as well as export their creations as photos or video loops. Included in Matter are four packs of models ranging from simple geometric shapes to complex, architectural structures. Users can enhance each object by choosing a color and style, as well as import their own textures from the device’s Camera Roll. San Diego, California – Pixite LLC, the team behind four Apple featured apps,…
  • 19 & 20 Year Olds Launch a Photo Messaging App to Complete Your Moments: Two Images Into One

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Tweet California based Mento, Inc. today introduces Mento 1.0 for iOS, its new mobile application built to take advantage of the hardware shift occurring in smartphones. Mento combines this with a popular and contemporary method of sharing. Users take a photo with the back camera of their surroundings and what they see and another with the front camera, a selfie. Both images are seamlessly stitched together, the user then sets a timer, adds an optional caption and sends the Mento to a friend or a few. Los Altos, California – Mento, Inc. today is proud to announce the launch of its new…
  • THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL IMAGING HAS ARRIVED – VSN MOBIL PREVIEWS 360 DEGREE HD VIDEO CAMERA

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    Tweet Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – July 23, 2014 – Now, every angle is the perfect angle. VSN Mobil has unveiled its V.360°™ camera – the first device to capture 360 degrees of video with a 16 Megapixel imager in full 1080p high definition. Whether hurtling down a ski slope, in a business meeting, at the beach or on a jungle safari, the V.360° camera can capture the experience from every angle at once. The V.360° camera is the latest disruptive product from VSN Mobil, the company that brought you the V.ALRTTM which redefined Personal Alert Management and made it easy for anyone to…
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    Photofocus

  • Using Three-Axis Moves for Motion Timelapse

    Richard Harrington
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    This brief tutorial showcases how you can use the three axes of motion in your time-lapse shoots. Watch more athttp://www.lynda.com/Photography-Came…. You can catch Keith Kiska along with Rich Harrington and Ron Risman for a workshop on Timelapse photography in the Valley of Fire | October 19—26th. This tutorial is a single movie from the Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie with the Camera in Motion course by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Keith Kiska. The complete course is 2 hours and 58 minutes and shows how to take your time-lapse projects to the next level by moving the camera as…
  • Using Swatches in Photoshop

    Howard Pinsky
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    I was surprised to find out that many Photoshop users don’t take advantage of the Swatches panel. Today’s video explains how it’s used, and how you can now import colors from CSS/HTML documents. Follow Howard on Twitter | Subscribe on YouTube This Post Sponsored by: LensRentals.com Be a kid in a camera store. Rent lenses, cameras, lighting and more from the original and best online photographic and video equipment rental company.  Use PHOTOFOCUS10 in the checkout special instructions to receive 10% off your next rental. Photoshop World, the ultimate Photoshop,…
  • Holly Parker | Photographer of the Week

    Jaron Schneider
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
      Holly Parker’s infectious laugh and glowing smile made her an instant success as a model, but those same qualities have helped her escalate her career on the other side of the lens. She is not the first nor the last model to turn photographer, and that’s due to the valuable experience of knowing what it’s like to be directed and how to be spoken to. “I started as a model and have worked as a model for the past 7 years. I have a creative yet technical eye, and even when modeling I would see the world in a cinematic light. I always felt that I would become a…
  • Join Me for a Timelapse Workshop

    Richard Harrington
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Timelapse photography is an absolute passion of mine.  I’m excited that I’ll be joining Ron Risman and Keith Kiska for a workshop in Nevada’s Valley of Fire (just a short drive from Las Vegas). Intimate Dark-Sky Timelapse & Photography Workshop for All Skill Levels October 19-21, 2014 & October 23-26, 2014 http://www.timelapseworkshops.com  The workshop helps folks of all skill levels to create great timelapse shots.  Here’s some examples of past student work. Join me in the Valley of Fire (one of my favorite places to shoot).  This is an intimate 3 and…
  • The Real Power of Smart Objects

    Robert Vanelli
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Smart Objects are layers that contain image data from raster or vector images, such as Photoshop or Illustrator files. Smart Objects preserve an image’s source content with all its original characteristics, enabling you to perform nondestructive editing to the layer.  -Adobe This sounds complicated but it’s simple once you use Smart Objects on a project. To help understand the power of Smart Objects, we will use the Aviator Project as an example. This article is NOT a step by step guide for creating the Aviator but a valuable learning concept. Once you read through this article, you…
 
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    The Leica Camera

  • Leica Store Kyoto: Craftmanship Across Cultures

    Leica Internet Team
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    Watch the Leica Store Kyoto come to life and discover the concept behind its design. Leica Store Kyoto is a flagship store located on Hanamikoji Street in the Gion district, which represents the rich history and culture of this ancient city. This is where Japan’s traditional beauty and elegance are on full display. The store [...]
  • Osley Pérez, Examining Social Structure through Photography, Part 2

    Leica Internet Team
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Osley Pérez is a Cuban-born photographer who came to the United States five years ago. He has placed in both Leica Camera’s X Vario City Challenge in Miami and LFI’s Me and My Leica X competition. In part two of our interview, Osley goes in-depth about his photography and some of his images from his [...]
  • Laurent Nivalle: Le Mans Classic

    Leica Internet Team
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    Held every two years, Le Mans Classic offers a great retrospective of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. For the third consecutive time, Leica Camera France participated in this great event and had the honor of hosting Laura Kaufmann and her brother Max Kaufmann. Their presence was greatly appreciated by our customers. For the occasion, [...]
  • Drew Gurian: Focusing on the Intersection of Photography and Music Culture

    Leica Internet Team
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    Drew Gurian has an uncanny ability to seek out and capture raw and intimate moments. That is what defines his style. His personal aesthetic has translated seamlessly to brands like Red Bull and Urban Outfitters, and his work has graced the pages of world-class publications including Rolling Stone Magazine and The New York Times. Gurian began his [...]
  • Leica Camera at the Schloss Bensberg Classics 2014: Very Important Cars Only

    Leica Internet Team
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:06 am
    The vehicles on show at the Schloss Bensberg Classics, now in its sixth year, are choice legends of automotive history and true masterpieces of technology. True to its motto, ‘Very important cars only’, the premium class classic car event is above all distinguished by the exclusiveness and exceptional quality of the classic automobiles taking part. [...]
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    planet5D

  • What’s Wrong with this Tweet? Depends Upon What’s Actually True in It

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    For serious videographers committed to Canon DSLR’s, thank goodness for Magic Lantern. As many of you know, this free firmware addon provides many of the desperately needed video functions otherwise missing from the Canon consumer and prosumer DSLR line, from software-enabled headphone monitoring to zebras, pull focus, extended dynamic range, and more. Having used Magic Lantern myself, I can attest to its capabilities. And, once again, having used Magic Lantern myself, I can attest to my disappointment that any of us should have to rely on the incredibly talented and generous Magic Lantern…
  • Major Print Publisher The Wall Street Journal Goes 4k with the GH4

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    Ironic and telling language, a sign of the times: a major newspaper publisher may be the first of its peers to standardize on 4K video with the GH4 for its web team. Sure, it’s a validation of both the format and the camera (and system). Is anybody surprised? What’s more interesting to me is the beautifully shallow depth of field they achieve with this crop sensor camera, along with what is to my eye wonderful color and dynamic range. Oh yeah, and that incredible 4K sharpness, courtesy of YouTube – though it’s not lost on me that I’m viewing it on a 2.5K-ish Apple 27”…
  • GoPro Founder Nick Woodman & “The Two Most Important Days of Your Life”

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    Please: watch this video, no matter what your age. In a candid, thoughtful, funny, and inspiring interview at alma mater UC San Diego, Nick Woodman brings to life something Mark Twain said (and interviewer Armin Asahi beautifully opens with): “The two most important days in a person’s life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” I’m betting many of you know exactly what this means. And even if you don’t, read on. I watched through the whole thing and took copious notes, but I’m not sharing them with you. Instead, I invite you to take a break with me from our…
  • Zack Arnold talking editing and fitness (what a combo!) on the next planet5D Podcast

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    I’m pretty excited about this one… hopefully you are too – not only do we get to talk to an awesome editor (see his bio below) but we also get to talk about your health! About Zack Arnold Zack Arnold is a Professional Motion Picture Editor for 15 years. He directed and produced the the documentary film “GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story” and the editor of the TV show “Burn Notice.” He has appeared on several different post-production podcasts and often speaks on panels for organizations such as EditFest, LACPUG, and BOSCPUG. He is also the founder of…
  • What’s the Secret of this Movie Which Earned $300 Million in 3 Days?

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    It is my pleasure to write a very short post introducing a longer, thoughtful one by Ben Kuchera and Chris Plante over at Polygon. Because in the end, all of our efforts in filmmaking – even when we ARE gearheads — are about storytelling. In this instance, they tell a story about the business side of filmmaking in an era of dramatic transition – not only in filmmaking, but in LIFE. Kudos to both of them. How does a ‘terrible’ movie make $300 million in three days? Transformers: Age of Extinction made $300 million in its first weekend of release. That number is insane,…
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  • Focus on: Ina Hilker, Felix Schoeller Group

    Jennifer Kruger
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Ina Hilker is Director of Business Research for Germany’s Felix Schoeller Group. Founded in 1895, the Felix Schoeller Group is a family business with worldwide operations producing specialty papers. With around 2,290 employees, the renowned Osnabrueck-based company produced and marketed almost 296,000 ton of specialty papers in 2013, and posted a total turnover of 695 […]
  • Amazon opens 3D Printed Products Store

    Jennifer Kruger
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    Today, Amazon launched the 3D Printed Products Store, which it calls “a marketplace that gives customers access to more than 200 unique print on-demand products, many that can be customized by material, size, styles and color variations, and personalized with text and image imprints.” The store features products like jewelry, toys, home décor and fashion […]
  • On the DIMAcast: Jerry Grossman on the DI Symposium 2014

    Paul Worthington
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    PMDA Executive Director Jerry Grossman fills us in on the revelations and discussions at the manufacturers association’s second Digital Imaging Symposium. Their recent conference covered business and consumer issues such as photo and video mobile apps; Google Glass and its effect on the future of photography; 3D printing; and the influence of social media on […]
  • Liberty marks 30th anniversary

    Jennifer Kruger
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Liberty Synergistics is celebrating 30 years in business. Ron Green founded Liberty in 1984, initially as a supplier of plastic and stainless steel ball bearings to the photo and motion picture industries. Over the past 30 years, Liberty has grown significantly to meet the product, parts and accessories needs of wholesale and retail image processing […]
  • Fotofast makes a move

    Jennifer Kruger
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    Our friend and past DIMA President Phil Gresham‘s been quite busy lately, moving his business to what he calls “the gateway to the affluent western suburbs of Brisbane” — and in doing so, achieving a staggering 90 percent reduction in rent. Look for more on this story coming from us soon, but in the mean […]
 
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  • Just Published: Our Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 Lifeproof Camera Review

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

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

    William Chambers
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    One of the more unique ultra-zoom / bridge cameras we've seen, on the surface the Olympus SP-100EE appears to offer some pretty average features when compared to other models in this category and price range. It boasts a 16-megapixel, 1/2.3" BSI CMOS image sensor, full HD video at up to 1080/60p, a 3.0-inch LCD screen, an EVF, a pop-up flash, and a massive 50x optical zoom lens. What sets this model apart is an interesting Dot Sight framing assistant, which is basically a red dot sight built into the top of the camera; much like you'd find on an AR-15 or other modern sporting rifle. To see…
  • Just Published: Our Fujifilm X-T1 ILC Review

    William Chambers
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    Our review of Fuji's latest retro-styled ILC has just been added to the site. The Fujifilm X-T1 is an impressive, and expensive, ILC that is loaded with high-end features. Of these are two high resolution viewfinders, a 3.0-inch LCD (1.04 million dot) and the EVF (2.6 million dot), an APS-C 16.3MP X-Trans CMOS II image sensor, EXR Processor II, continuous capture at up to 8fps, full HD video at 1080p, built-in Wi-Fi, etc. This is all packed into a "compact" ILC body that offers weather-resistance, including being freezeproof down to -14°F. Read our hands on Fujifilm X-T1 digital camera…
  • Ricoh releases new bridge camera; the Pentax XG-1

    William Chambers
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Ricoh has just unveiled their latest Pentax branded mega-zoom camera, the XG-1. Targeting those who are looking for an all-in-one type camera with easy to use controls and manual exposure options, the XG-1 gives you that and more with a DSLR-like look and feel with its large hand grip and lens bezel. At your fingertips is control over a 52x optical zoom lens, which covers an equivalent zoom range of 24mm - 1248mm; meaning you'll be able to cover just about any shooting situation you find yourself in. Pair that with a 16-megapixel image sensor, full 1080p HD video, sensor-shift Shake Reduction…
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    A Photo Editor

  • This Week In Photography Books: Christopher Capozziello

    Jonathan Blaustein
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein “There but for the grace of God go I.” Two weeks in a row, we’re opening with an old school aphorism. Why is that? Have I detected a growth in our Millennial readership? Am I trying to adhere my contentical requirements to shorter attention spans? No, that’s not it. Frankly, I think many of us work less in summer. We try to read a book here and there, and allow a few random moments of calm to intrude on an otherwise busy lifestyle. There’s the Fall Season, and the New-Year-through-spring mad dashes of productivity. And then we have Xmas time…
  • Art Producers Speak: John Fulton

    A Photo Editor
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    We emailed Art Buyers and Art Producers around the world asking them to submit names of established photographers who were keeping it fresh and up-and-comers who they are keeping their eye on. If you are an Art Buyer/Producer or an Art Director at an agency and want to submit a photographer anonymously for this column email: Suzanne.sease@verizon.net Anonymous Art Buyer: I nominate John Fulton. “Wrong Tools” campaign for Three Atlanta and CPA Global. A young farmer/rancher burns some time after breakfast with a curious audience standing by. Part of a personal series featuring…
  • What I Instagrammed Vs. What Was Really Happening, Or My Entire Life Is A Lie

    A Photo Editor
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    Do you want to know how my pictures I shot before I actually captured a photo that both accurately (and attractively) displayed how happy I was in this moment? 56. I hope you’re judging me, because I am. via Bustle.
  • The Daily Edit: Variety Magazine Covers: Bailey Franklin

    Heidi Volpe
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    Photographer: Ioulex Photographer: Julian Broad Photographer: Platon Photographer: Yu Tsai Photographer: Ioulex   Photographer: Pari Dukovic     Variety Creative Director: Chris Mihal Director of Photography: Bailey Franklin Art Director: Cheyne Gateley Art Director: Chuck Kerr Photo Editor: Michelle Hauf Designers: Kevin Begovich, Vanessa Morsse and Sahar Vahidi How long have you and Chris been collaborating on covers? You’ve seem develop this wonderful flow of type and image. ​I joined the magazine in February 2013 and Chris came on board that May. We hit it off…
  • Do’s And Don’ts For Finding A Commercial Photography Agent

    A Photo Editor
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    This guest re-post comes from Mark Winer at The Gren Group. The original post appeared here. We’ve added some new talent to our roster recently, and with that often comes questions from photographers about how to find representation. So this is for you, the aspiring photographer searching for that perfect relationship with an agency representative. There is (as of this writing) no match.com for the photography industry – so we are are going to summon up 18 years of experience and give you the tools for your big search. Rather than writing a long dissertation on the process of finding a…
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  • Weekly Nikon news flash #273

    [NR] admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
    → The Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM APO lens for Nikon mount is listed as discontinued. → Nikon Netherlands published an updated list of approved memory cards for Nikon cameras. → The Nikon D810 user's manual is now available for download at the Nikon Manual Viewer app (24MB). → Nikon deals (grey market, refurbished): Grey market Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX lens + UV filter for $159.99 Refurbished Nikon D610 for $1,474.99 Grey market Nikon D810 for $3,099.99 Grey market Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G + UV filter & cleaning kit for $1,550.53 Refurbished Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens…
  • How to use a polarizing filter

    [NR] admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:06 pm
    This article on how to use a polarizing filter is written by Steve Perry (website | YouTube | Facebook). You can check also his previous article "How to use Nikon’s AF-ON and back button autofocus". Quick – What do you think a polarizing filter is used for? If you said, “blue skies” then you’re certainly among the majority of photographers. However, that answer merely skims the surface of what a polarizer is really capable of. The primary purpose of a polarizing filter is to remove reflections. I know, that doesn’t seem like something you should be losing any sleep over, but…
  • Nikon D810 sensor: new DxOMark leader

    [NR] admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    DxOMark published their test results for the Nikon D810. The new camera showed marginal sensor improvement over the previous D800/D800E models but was still able to take the top rating in their sensor database: "Overall we could hardly expect a major-breakthrough in a mid-term update like this but it is nonetheless an excellent result. Landscape and Architecture and Interior photographers will welcome the new lower native ISO (now ISO 64) and with it the slight increase in dynamic range. New features, such the electronic second curtain and improved mirror balancer are sensible additions for…
  • From DSLR to mirrorless… and back again

    [NR] admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    The rumor mill slows down after every Nikon announcement (D810). I have scheduled several guest posts in the next few weeks. Things will get interesting again in mid-August when Nikon will start making their Photokina announcements. Today's guest post "From DSLR to mirrorless... and back again" is written by Roger Irwin: When I decided to try out a mirrorless camera I broke my two golden rules of selecting a camera. That was a big mistake, and as a result I'm now going back to a DSLR for a while, but oddly the reasons have little to do with mirrorless technology per se. In fact after two…
  • The new Nikon MC-30A remote trigger vs. the old MC-30 version

    [NR] admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Nikon recently quietly updated their wired remote trigger release: the old MC-30 model ($59.95) is now replaced with the new MC-30A ($64.95). Here is a first hand feedback from a [NR] reader (thanks Laura from Connecticut) who purchased the new version: I just purchased a new Nikon cable release. Finally they took all of our complaints about the old version and upgraded the cable release. The new model # is MC-30A. There is now a white arrow to align with the dot on the camera. The angle of the part that attaches to the camera is a little less of an angle. So, when you hold the camera in…
 
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  • New Canon L Primes, but Not Until 2015 [CR2)

    Canon Rumors
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:38 am
    We’re told to expect new Canon L primes, but none will be announced in 2014. The first one we can expect is a new 35L in early 2015, this has been rumored since the 24L was announced. There have been lots of patents for the optical formula, but nothing has come of it. The second is a new 50L in late 2015. The new lens is said to be a lot smaller and lighter, perhaps a drop to f/1.4? There may have been development delays in L lens development as Canon has been working hard building a cinema lens lineup. cr
  • Deal: EOS 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS $3299

    Canon Rumors
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS kit for $3299 (Reg $3799 after $200 MIR). GetItDigital is also including a 3 year USA warranty. Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS $3299 (Reg $3799 after $200 MIR) cr
  • Review: Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar T*

    Canon Rumors
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    Dustin Abbott, a friend of Canon Rumors has completed his review of the Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar T* in the ZE mount for Canon. The review is pretty glowing for the Zeiss, as one would expect. Dustin directly compared it to the classic Canon EF 135 f/2L and came away with the conclusion that the Zeiss is optically better, though for twice the price it should be. However, the missing AF in the Zeiss is a big deal when comparing the two. Says Dustin: “Will it be replacing my 135L? Probably not. Until I shot with the Zeiss I thought the performance of the 135L was fantastic, and I will…
  • Canon EOS 7D Listed as Discontinued at Amazon

    Canon Rumors
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
    Amazon.com is listing the Canon EOS 7D as “discontinued”. You can still get the camera from other retailers through Amazon, but it looks like Amazon is done stocking and shipping it themselves. Canon EOS 7D at Amazon (Discontinued) cr
  • Canon Most Widely Used Camera System at the Latest World Cup

    Canon Rumors
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    Canon Follows Up on Their Strong Showing at February’s Big Game in New Jersey With Widespread Use by Imaging Professionals at the Soccer Tournament in Brazil MELVILLE, N.Y., July 24, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon broadcast lenses were the most widely used broadcast lenses covering the matches of the recent Soccer Tournament in Brazil. Furthermore, the professional photographers tasked with capturing the riveting goals, ravenous fans, colorful scenery and nail-biting moments of the soccer matches utilized Canon…
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    Digital Photography School

  • The Only Three Lenses You Need for Travel Photography

    Phillip VanNostrand
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The only three lenses you need for travel photography anywherein the world are a fisheye lens, a 50mm, and a 135mm (or similar telephoto). You can agree and finish this article right here, or you can read on to see exactly why I would choose only these three lenses to take with me anywhere in the world. Night shot from atop a bridge in Moscow, using the Canon fisheye 15mm f/2.8 Before I say anything else, the fisheye I have in mind has an aperture of f/2.8, the 50mm has an aperture of f/1.4, and the 135 has an aperture of f/2.0. Popular, cheaper variations on these lenses would be the 24mm…
  • Ten Go-to Editing Tips for Using Photoshop

    Sarah Hipwell
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    The recent release of Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC) 2014 (which is the 15th release of the product) got me thinking about my own workflow. Photoshop is an amazing piece of software. I have been using it commercially since version 5. However, I don’t necessarily think the latest version is the best one. I’ve just recently upgraded to CS6 and I’m loving it but I can’t see myself going the CC route just yet, as it doesn’t suit my business model. The beauty of this software is the power that it can bring to your images, but it is a complex piece of software and…
  • When to Trick Your Camera to get a Good Exposure

    Mike Newton
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I bought the Sony A7 camera recently and have been taking it out quite a bit to get a feel for it. My wife is starting a fashion blog so I thought I would take her out for a fashion shoot at the beach. I was shooting a high-contrast scene and realized. . . The camera doesn’t always know what’s best Your camera always has the best intentions, but it doesn’t always get it right. Sometimes the sensor will think you want to expose a scene one way when you actually want it to expose it another. I’ll show you an example. I put the camera on aperture priority and shot this:…
  • How to Photograph Beverages – Video Tips

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Earlier I shared a collection of some great images of beverages. If you want to know more about how they may have been created, check out these video tutorials. I offer you another drink! by Ivan Gevaerd on 500px This first video by Phlearn features photographer Rob Grimm, and walks you through how to photograph a beer bottle and glass of beer. I used to do food photography and beverages were part of that. It’s a very specialized, and highly detailed area of commercial photography that requires a lot of lights, reflectors, and patience. A shoot like this might take several hours to get…
  • Three Tips to Help you Capture Beauty in the Everyday Moments

    Meredith Clark
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    When it comes to creating family photo albums, there can be a tendency to create a book filled with your family’s “greatest hits”, the best moments of the year, if you will. Of course, those special moments like birthdays, vacations, and that one perfect Christmas card photo are important to include, but for most of us, they really don’t do a good job of capturing the little moments that make up the majority of our lives. The other day, I was looking through a photo album with my four-year-old daughter Lizzy. As usual she skipped right past all the formal photos of her…
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    Canon5Dtips

  • 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…
  • How to make HDR Timelapse with RAW images

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

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

  • FUSEVISUAL - 5 Questions | 5 Answers | 5 Images

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Paul Escott
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Once a couple’s wedding day is here, their simply accepting to get married becomes a piece of cake comparing to the ordeal of getting photographed by a stranger. Well, this term is a bit harsh, but you get the picture. Never mind of you’ve known them your whole life or if you’ve just met them, you must be prepared for the worst-case scenario. You are just an outsider meant to mingle with their energy and show it all on camera. But it’s your job to help these couples relax in photographs  of their big day, photographs you are taking. People are different indeed, and so are the…
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    28 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    You can recover your deleted photos very easily. I have also faced this kind of situation then I used Amrev photo Recovery software and it recovered my deleted . . . Category: Storage
  • Sony HDR-HC3 Tape Door Won't Close with C:32:11 Error Code

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    I messed around with the mode gear, and now it works! Thanks! &# . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
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    25 Jul 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Great forum! That did it for me, even though i tried to tap it id dint work. Then just pushed the lens in applying little preasure and voila! God luck Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • E:62:10 on DSC-T9

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:32 am
    Special Thanks to Paul I have the same problem with my WX50 and I tried several times tapping different sides of the camera and it didn't work but after doing P . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Video Transfer Utility to Bypass Pixela

    13 Jul 2014 | 2:16 am
    Well, what about WinDV (opensource tiny tool) ? http://windv.mourek.cz/ Category: Video Camera: Canon
 
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    Digital Photography Now

  • Acer launches first high-res Android tablet

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

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

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

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

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

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    New firmware update for Fujifilm X-series digital cameras : Fujifilm Corporation has launched a new firmware for X-Series digital cameras that makes it possible to send images via Wi-Fi to an instax Share smartphone printer SP-1 for instax instant film prints. The new firmware update is designed for three Fujifilm X-Series cameras: the Fujifilm XQ1 (a premium compact camera), the Fujifilm X-M1 and the Fujifilm X-A1 (APS-C sized sensor mirrorless cameras). With the compact instax Share Smartphone Printer SP-1, it is easy and fast to make on-the-spot instax prints of photos taken with a…
  • Samsung wearable technology into Trek Bicycles

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:25 am
    Samsung Electronics partners with Trek Bicycle : Samsung integrates leading wearable technology and fitness features into Trek Factory Racing Team and bikes, aiming to enrich the cycling experience for riders worldwide. Samsung announced a new global partnership with Trek Bicycle, a worldwide bicycle manufacturer. Samsung and Trek will join together to provide a better cycling experience for racers and casual cyclists, and support their healthy lifestyles and enjoyment of the sport. As part of the partnership, Samsung will work closely with Trek to identify opportunities and challenges faced…
  • Samsung Galaxy K zoom

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    Samsung Galaxy K zoom : Samsung Electronics announced the Galaxy K zoom with the availability of an enhanced Vine application. This version of Vine, a service owned by Twitter that makes it easy for people to watch, create and share short looping videos, capitalizes on the zoom capabilities of the Galaxy device. Coupled with the effortless capturing, real optics, and premium design of the Galaxy K zoom, Vine allows consumers to seamlessly and effectively record subjects, near and far. Specifically, the Vine app for Galaxy K zoom features zoom buttons directly on the recording screen, allowing…
  • Fujifilm X-mount lenses

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Fujifilm roadmap for X-mount lenses : Fujifilm is pleased to release an updated road map for X-mount interchangeable lenses. A large-diameter medium telephoto lens (the Fujifilm XF90mm F2 R) features for the first time on the development road map for end 2015. The next available X-mount lens will be the Fujifilm XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR. Following on from the XF18-135mm lens, this will be Fujifilm’s second weather resistant lens designed to fit the Fujifilm X-T1 camera. Other updates to the Fujifilm X-mount road map include the previously announced "Ultra-wide angle lens" being confirmed…
  • LaCie 5TB external hard drives

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    LaCie Thunderbolt 5TB external hard drives : LaCie announced the availability of 5TB, 7200 rpm hard-drive capacities in its 5big Thunderbolt Series, 2big Thunderbolt Series and d2 Thunderbolt Series. Delivering external storage products that range from 5TB single drive systems to 25TB RAID solutions boosts storage capacity by 20 percent. This increase showcases the company’s commitment to provide the fastest, highest capacity storage solutions on the market. Increasingly larger file formats for film and photography have driven the demand for more storage capacity. The availability of 5TB…
 
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  • Behance Integration Into Illustrator CC

    jeff witchel
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    The Behance Network has become the most well-known and popular portfolio website out there and it is now integrated directly into Illustrator CC. In this tutorial, I will go through the process of uploading art to Behance directly from Adobe Illustrator and will also explore the ins and outs of this terrific portfolio website.
  • Lowel GL-1 Power LED

    Michael Corsentino
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:28 am
    Hollywood Lighting in the Palm of Your Hand The Lowel GL-1 Power LED takes the torch-light concept to new heights. Designed in collaboration with wedding photographers Brian Marcus and John Solano, the GL-1 is sure to be a hit with those working in fast-paced, high-ISO environments. Focusable and dimmable (5–100% with no color shift), the GL-1 is a powerful, tungsten-balanced LED. The fresnel lens at the front of the GL-1 light, combined with its telescoping design, lets the user control the beam’s diameter and the light quality. By simply sliding the position of the lens barrel, light…
  • Create a Photographic Story with Photo Books, Part 2

    Scott Kelby
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    Welcome to Part 2 of my series on creating custom photo books in Lightroom 4. As I mentioned in Part 1 (click here to read Part 1), creating these custom photo books can be one of the most rewarding parts of your entire photographic process because it gives you another “leg” to your photography experience. When you hold your first printed pro-quality photo book in your hands (and Lightroom lets you easily create just that), you will be totally hooked and you’ll be making them from here on out. In Part 1, I talked about putting the images you want in your photo book into a collection and…
  • Lexar Professional Workflow Reader

    Steve Baczewski
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    Includes a Four-Bay Reader Hub The Lexar Professional Workflow Reader is unique in that it simultaneously downloads up to four memory cards of basically any memory card format. It’s ideal for heavy shooters like videographers, wedding and sports photographers, or photographers who shoot with a combination of different card formats. The system’s centerpiece is a 3.3×4.3×6″ sturdy, black plastic cabinet with four bays that hold removable card readers. On the back of the cabinet is a single USB 3 connector and power cord, and the bottom of the cabinet has a rubberized grip.
  • Swatch Groups Come to InDesign CC

    jeff witchel
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Swatch Groups have existed in Illustrator for quite some time. They’re a great way to experiment with a group of colors for a particular project or client. Now Color Groups have been introduced to InDesign CC 2014. In this tutorial, I will discussing how to create and use Color Groups to help organize your Swatches in InDesign. Best of all is the ability to Load your Color Groups from Illustrator directly into InDesign.
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  • You’ll Jump for the 2-in-1 Backup Battery and Power Cord

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

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

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

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

    Britta
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Your morning yoga routine brings you energy to make it through the day. The Solio Sun Powered Charger has its own yoga-like abilities, turning sun salutations into battery power to recharge your phone. Position the Solio outside on a sunny day, or plug it directly into an outlet and it will gather power. This li’l guy can soak up enough sun to give your phone an 80% boost. It’ll even hold on to that power for up to a year, so it’s there when you need it. The Solio is compact and travel friendly. Tuck it along side your yoga mat for a boost…
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  • Point Lookout wedding of Mary and Ryan

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

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

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

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

    emilie
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:46 pm
    With sand in between her toes, her fingers, and- before long- her mouth, little miss Caroline was primed to explore her non-city surroundings early one Sunday morning. Visiting her grandparents from Boston and for her baptism in Kennebunkport, our portrait session marked Caroline's almost first birthday. After a few minutes, we headed back to their house nearby for some more fun in the grass with bubbles and giggles and family snuggles. Such a sweet age, and so grateful for the chance to document this adoring family.
 
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    Digital Camera Reviews & Photography Tips

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

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

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

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

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

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

  • New photography articles and reviews

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

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

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

    10 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    The Canon EF-S 10-18mm lens recently reviewed, comes without a lens hood. At one tenth of the price, a cheap EW73B from eBay can be quickly modified to work with the 10-18mm lens.
  • Review - Topaz Lens Effects V1.2

    5 Jul 2014 | 4:04 am
    A plugin that gives a wide range of lens related (focus/blur/sharpening) and filter effects for images, such as vignettes, diffusion and graduated filters.
 
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    dpmac | digital photo mac

  • Bangkok to Shangri-La – Photo Expedition

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

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

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

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

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

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:10 am
    Phase One Industrial today released Phase One iX Capture, an image capture and raw conversion application designed specifically for aerial photography. Read more and comment »
  • 70% of Imaging Professionals Use Canon Gear at 2014 World Cup

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    Canon has announced that approximately 70 percent of imaging professionals chose Canon DSLRs and lenses to the matches of the recent World Cup in Brazil. Read more and comment »
  • Blackmagic Camera 1.9

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Blackmagic Design has released version 1.9 of its Camera software which includes new “heads up display” on-screen metering that provides customers with histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Read more and comment »
  • Win a Fujifilm X-T1 Camera!

    Mark Goldstein
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    Win a fantastic Fujifilm X-T1 camera with a 18‑55mm f2.8‑4 LM R OIS lens! Read more and comment »
  • Sigma DP2 Quattro Review

    Mark Goldstein
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Sigma DP2 Quattro is a new serious compact camera featuring an intriguing 39 megapixel APS-C sensor from Foveon and a fixed 45mm equivalent lens with a fast aperture of f/2.8. Read our in-depth Sigma DP2 Quattro review to find out what this unique camera is capable of... Read the review »
 
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    CreativePro.com - News

  • Adobe and Google Release Multi-Language Open Source Font

    Ekwoman
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    Rating: 0/5Body: Adobe recently released their 101st Adobe Originals typeface and it has been quite the project. The Source Han Sans open source OpenType typeface is a massive pan-CJK font, containing both Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean glyphs. This herculean feat of the font world was a collaboration of not only Adobe, but Google—who is releasing their own version of the font—and type foundries in China, Japan, and Korea. For those with a need to access a wide range of CJK glyphs, especially when regional variations are necessary, this finely-crafted…
  • Spoiler Alert: Potential Security Flaw in Adobe Flash

    Ekwoman
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Rating: 1/5Body: The game of internet vulnerability-security leapfrog continues, this time involving Adobe's Flash multimedia player. A flaw in Flash that recently came to light could allow potential hackers to exploit the software to steal login credentials on some websites. The potentially vulnerable sites—including popular social media sites like Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter—have worked to put new safeguards in place. Apple's security now blocks versions of Flash earlier than the most recent one (14.0.0.145) from even running on their machines. In addition, Adobe has…
  • Adobe Launches Creative Cloud Market

    Ekwoman
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    Authors: Erica GametRating: 5/5Body: Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers now have access to the Creative Cloud Market—a repository of royalty-free assets for use in their creative projects. To access the marketplace, make sure you have the most recent update to Creative Cloud 2014 and navigate to the Assets tab from within the Creative Cloud application. Assets include vector graphics, patterns, brushes, images for placement, icons, and even UI kits. Users are able to download 500 assets a month, in file formats including PSD, JPEG, PNG, and SVG. Search the marketplace for…
  • Monotype Acquires FontShop

    Ekwoman
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Authors: Erica GametRating: 0/5Body: Renowned type company Monotype has acquired the font portal FontShop, including its US and European offices, and FontShop AG, the company’s German distributor. In addition, the purchase includes the FontFont library of Erik Spiekermann, FontFont’s co-founder and well-known type designer. Monotype’s president and CEO, Doug Shaw, and Spiekermann both point to the synergistic blending of Monotype’s business acumen and FontShop’s creative connections with font designers and end users as major benefits of the acquisition. Monotype also…
  • Easier On-The-Go Learning with New Lynda.com App

    Ekwoman
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Authors: Erica GametRating: 0/5Body:  Watching the wealth of educational videos on lynda.com just got easier with the most recent release of their free mobile apps. The newest versions—available for iOS and Android devices—bring a cleaner interface and faster loading of videos. The application also resizes to precisely fit different size screens. If you've made use of lynda.com's playlists, you'll find that they—along with all of your progress to date—are synced across all your mobile devices as well as the web portal. Android users are able to start watching on one…
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    Chase Jarvis Blog

  • How to Turn ‘No’ Into ‘Yes’ + Get What You Want [An Essential Strategy That Will Get YOU Hired]

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

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

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

    Chase
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:59 am
    Ok, first thing first…if you’ve already made the move OR are even CONSIDERING turning your passion for photography (or video, or design, or writing or whatever) into a business, do your future self a solid and start following Ramit Sethi, right NOW. Visit his website. Read his blog. Sign up wherever it tells you to sign up. Because Ramit will teach you more about the business side of this industry than you thought you needed to know. His style direct, you’ll get tough love, but he’s great at helping us creatives (eg he has helped me more with my business chops than…
  • Your Side Project Is Your Next Big Win [legendary Swiss Miss on #cjLIVE Wed Jun 18]

    Chase
    10 Jun 2014 | 2:46 pm
    REMINDER: this show is TODAY Wed, June 18, at NOON San Francisco time (3pm NYC, 20:00 London) and is broadcast LIVE at https://www.creativelive.com/live5. Tune in, join the global internet audience + live Q&A w/ Swiss Miss. Details below! UPDATE: JOIN US IN THE STUDIO. Want to be part of the live studio audience? Check it –> This is a special remote episode of #cjLIVE coming to you LIVE from the CreativeLive studios in San Francisco!! Do you live in the bay area and wanna have special access to Tina and yours truly? We just released a few more seats. Send an email to…
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    Camera Labs

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kamenice v odstínech zelené / Kamenice river in green shadows

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

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

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

    9 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Horké květnové odpoledne za městem. Hot May afternoon in countryside.
  • Lakušník vzplývavý / Flower Batrachium fluitans

    5 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Lakušník vzplývavý (Batrachium fluitans) tvoří rozsáhlé porosty v prudčeji tekoucí vodě. Není citlivý na čistotu vody. Utržené trsy Lakušníku mohou zacpávat náhony uživatelům vody.Pokud se povede, že na řece vykvete celý porost Lakušníku najednou, je to nádhera. Batrachium fluitans is common flower in running water of springs or small rivers.
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • One Jersey Guy to Another….

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

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

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

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

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

  • Astrophotography: How to photograph aurora

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

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

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

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

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

  • Cross-Sectioned Fireworks Shows That They Are Simpler Than You’ve Thought

    Udi Tirosh
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    Earlier this month was United States Independence day which means lots and lots of fireworks. For the rest of us who are fireworks-challenged, photographer Andrew Waits provides some insights on how those flowers of fire are built. Seattle-based Andrew created Boom City – a photo series of cross-sectioned fireworks showing their interiors against a black [...] The post Cross-Sectioned Fireworks Shows That They Are Simpler Than You’ve Thought appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • How To Make A Laser Camera Trigger For Under $2

    Udi Tirosh
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:59 am
    Shooting a bullet in mid air requires a special type of detector to ‘catch’ the bullet in mid air. Usually, a special sensor called a ‘gate sensor’ is used. The trick is a gate sensor is that it can calculate the speed of the bullet and ‘nail’ the shot at the right time. Those are [...] The post How To Make A Laser Camera Trigger For Under $2 appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Can’t Afford High End Glass? Use Those Bokeh’ed Backdrops

    Udi Tirosh
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Here is an interesting product for those who want to get that magnificent Bokeh right in the studio using cheap glass. Lastolite just came up with a new series of Out Of Focus Backgrounds. This is a pretty interesting idea that “enable photographers to create the out of focus look instantly, whether in the studio [...] The post Can’t Afford High End Glass? Use Those Bokeh’ed Backdrops appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Rolling Shutter: Sony A7s Compare to Other Major Players; Meh…

    Udi Tirosh
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    One of the things that cinematographers care about when selecting a camera for shooting is how significant is the rolling shutter effect. Rolling Shutter is a ‘side effect where vertical lines in the real universe appear as diagonal lines ‘on film’. For example it smears buildings when shot out of a moving car or create  [...] The post Rolling Shutter: Sony A7s Compare to Other Major Players; Meh… appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • How to Resize Images for Print in Photoshop

    Jeff Guyer
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    Way back in September, I wrote an article about The Power of a Print. I talked a bit about many of the things we do with our images these days– from editing and processing to sharing and blogging. What we hardly every do anymore, I pointed out, is actually print them. I’m not talking about [...] The post How to Resize Images for Print in Photoshop appeared first on DIY Photography.
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    Serious Compacts - Featured Articles, Reviews & Posts

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • PhotoshopUser TV: Cartoon Sketch and Scripted Patterns- Episode 387

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

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

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

    Nick Abramovitz
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    Pete demonstrates the various types of water effects that can be achieved by using a flood plug in, and Corey gives a tutorial on how to seamlessly alter a copied image of a seagull utilizing the puppet warp feature. Flaming Pear Flood Plug-In Peachpit Book Deal Contest form Photoshop World Pixel Fight Club This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 384 is now playing! Download Episode 384 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Blending 3D Titles and Fantasy Design – Episode 383

    Nick Abramovitz
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:50 am
    Corey has a tip on how to blend a 3d title into a background, and Pete has a cool fantasy design tip from his Pixel fight club over on the kelbyone members page. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form Photoshop World Pixel Fight Club This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 383 is now playing! Download Episode 383 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
 
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    Image Sensors World

  • ISORG Presentation

    Vladimir Koifman
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    ISORG published its presentation at Printed Electronics Show held in April 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Few slides talking about the company's plans and vision:
  • Amazon Fire Phone Teardown Confirms Omnivision Inside

    Vladimir Koifman
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:43 pm
    EETimes: Amazon Fire Phone teardown confirms that Omnivision image sensors used for the "Dynamic Perspective" feature. Other than the sensors, the phone also integrates OV680 ISP. All cameras combined amount to more than 10% of the phone's cost:
  • 2nd Session of 2014 Imaging Forum Announced

    Vladimir Koifman
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:58 am
    Albert Theuwissen announces that as the 1st session of 2014 Solid State Imaging Forum is almost sold out, the 2nd session registration opens. The 2nd session is scheduled for Dec. 15-16, 2014, same location.
  • Pelican Imaging 3D Viewer

    Vladimir Koifman
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Pelican Imaging publishes an on-line 3D viewer of the real pictures taken by its array camera. Users can change the amount of the blur based on the object distance and can see either a processed 2D picture or a depth map:
  • 150MP HDR Sensor Thesis

    Vladimir Koifman
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    Delft University publishes MSc thesis "The Design of a Stitched, High-dynamic Range CMOS Particle Sensor" by Jiaqi Zhu. The thesis presents a cooperative work with Caeleste. The DR extension is achieved by a dual-gain 6.5um pixel:The sensor resolution is up to 150MP (12288 x 12288 pixel). No silicon results yet, but the tapeout was scheduled for May 2014.
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    Visual Realia

  • Adams County's Rettland Farm

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tip: Lightroom Tips and My Sky Replacement Tutorial

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Last week, over at Kelby One, we did a free webcast for Photoshop World coming up in just over a month. We had videos and tutorials from lots of various Photoshop World instructors, and I jumped in to do a some quick Lightroom tips as well as a tutorial on replacing a not-so-great sky in landscape photos. Replacing the sky is one of those questions I hear about a lot. I’ll tell you up front, that in order for it to work, you need similar conditions. For example, if you take an image from a blah cloudy day, and try to replace it with a sky from a bright sunny or colorful sunset, then…
  • Lightroom Plug-In: If You’re Looking For Film Effects, Check Out Alien Skin Exposure 6

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:04 am
    Hey everyone. I keep getting asked about all of the Lightroom plug-ins out there, which is why (a while back) I created a plug-in category here on the site. One of the big areas I hear a lot about is film effects. Lately it seems that film effects have taken over the post-processing world. Look at the popularity of the VSCO Film presets for Lightroom (and many others that do something similar). Just about every photo app on the iPhone does ‘em too. Now, I do think the overall community out there wants to do most of their work in Lightroom which is why presets are popular. But when it…
  • TIP: Super Techie, But Important Catalog Tip & Lingo

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Catalogs and photo storage is always one of the most popular topics whenever I’m out there teaching Lightroom. So I thought I’d do a quick post on one of the core concepts of the Lightroom catalog: Referenced photos vs. Managed Photos. This especially comes to light with Aperture not being developed anymore, but it’s still something good to know about when it comes to Lightroom. It sounds really techie but it’s not that bad. If you’re just a casual Lightroom user, you really don’t have to worry about what the difference is and what Lightroom does. Most…
  • The Secret News About Lightroom 5.5

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Okay, maybe the news isn’t so secret anymore, but I wanted to post this quick video that Scott and I did because I think it’s addressing a concern of a lot of photographers out there. See, a bunch of people are jumping on the Adobe Photography Bundle where you get Lightroom and Photoshop for $9.99/month. Since then, there’s a question I’ve been hearing a lot lately and Adobe’s done something pretty cool to answer it. The question comes in two ways: 1) I just signed up for the photography bundle and I’m using Lightroom. But what happens if I decide I…
  • 3 Ways To Zoom In On Your Photos in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Since Lightroom is all about photos and most people like to see their photos larger on screen, I wanted to give you some of the shortcuts and secret handshakes to help make that happen 1. Just press the F key (for Full Screen) – This is definitely the simplest. Where ever you are in Lightroom, just press F for Fullscreen and Lightroom will show the photo full screen with all of the interface hidden. 2. If you want to zoom in to 100% (or some other amount), just go to the Navigator panel in the Library or Develop module. Then click the Fill, 1:1, or custom zoom option at the top left. Oh…
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    ESSENTIALS For Photographers

  • Just an Idea

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

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

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

    wizwow
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    I want to ride a bike across the country. I want to hik […]Categories: Essays Rants & Raves(Read more...)
  • “What is Wet?” – Project 52 Assignment

    wizwow
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Some beautiful work from the Project 52 assignment on & […]Categories: Essays Featured PROJECT "52"(Read more...)
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    Photoinduced.com

  • iKlip Puts Your Tablet Where You Need It!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Komposisi Fotografi : Golden Triangle

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    Pada dasarnya tidak ada aturan baku dalam dunia fotografi, yang ada hanya panduan-panduan yang dapat membantu kita untuk menghasilkan foto yang lebih dramatis. Banyak sekali tips komposisi fotografi yang bisa kita aplikasikan, salah satunya adalah Golden Triangle. Golden triangle adalah komposisi yang baik untuk digunakan ketika onjek/subjek yang kita foto mengandung elemen garis diagonal yang kuat. Golden triangle dapat dibentuk dengan membagi foto menjadi 3 buah segitiga. Komposisi ini dapat digunakan untuk semua jenis fotografi, sebut saja portrait, landscape, macro, dll. Hal yang perlu…
  • Peran Segitiga dalam Komposisi Fotografi

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Segitiga dapat kita temui  dimanapun, hanya dibutuhkan kejelian untuk mampu membedakannya dengan objek-objek/garis-garis lain. Segitiga merupakan komposisi yang sangat baik dan sangat mudah untuk dimanipulasi. Komposisi segitiga mampu mengkombinasikan dengan baik antara garis dan objek, serta mampu memberikan kesan kesan stabil atau bahkan sebaliknya yakni kesan tidak stabil. Bukan hanya subjek yang berbentuk segitiga, komposisi segitiga juga mencakup 3 buah titik yang jika ditarik garis akan membentuk segitiga, dan hal ini jarang disadari oleh pemula. Bagaimana membuat komposisi segitiga…
  • Komposisi Fotografi : Hindari penumpukan

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Banyak sekali panduan yang bisa kita jadikan acuan untuk mendapatkan komposisi yang menarik, salah satunya adalah menghindari penumpukan atau tumpang tindih antara subjek dengan objek baik background maupun foreground. Penumpukan ini juga perlu dihindari pada bagian frame atau tepian gambar, karena ada sebagian subjek yang hilang, misal ada bagian tubuh yang terpotong.  Sebagai contoh gambar disamping terjadi penumpukan/tumpang tindih antara subjek dengan tiang sehingga mampu merusak fokus yang seharusnya tertuju pada subjek. Penumpukan sendiri dibagi menjadi 3 antara lain : 1. Penumpukan…
  • Mode Auto Fokus Al Servo : Kapan kita perlu menggunakannya

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    Mengabadikan aksi memang tidak semudah memotret subjek dalam keadaan tidak bergerak. Banyak hal yang bisa kita lakukan, salah satunya adalah menggunakan Mode Fokus Continous / Al servo yang akan membantu kita untuk mendapatkan hasil maksimal dalam mengabadikan aksi. One Shot pada canon /AF-S mode pada nikon sangat ideal untuk memotret subjek diam, jika kita menekan tombol shutter setengah, maka kamera akan fokus namun tidak menyesuaikan jika subjek bergerak. Jika kita mengabadikan gambar bangunan, bunga, atau pose manusia yang bisa diatur maka mode ini sangatlah tepat. Mungkin sebagian dari…
  • Perlukah kita menggunakan Dry Box?

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Kamera dan lensa merupakan aset yang sangat berharga bagi para fotografer. Karena harganya yang begitu mahal maka kita perlu melakukan perawatan agar lensa dan kamera awet/taha lama dan selalu dalam kondisi prima saat digunakan. Banyak hal yang dapat mengancam “kesehatan” peralatan fotografi kita, diantaranya adalah kelembaban dan jamur.  Kelembaban diatas 60 RH(Relative Humidity) menyediakan tempat yang baik pada jamur untuk tumbuh. Jamur dan kelembaban dapat merusak berbagai benda berharga milik kita, misal peralatan fotografi, lukisan, buku, peralatan elektronik dll. Dalam…
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    My Home Sweet Home

  • In Plain Sight

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

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

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

    Dawn Camp
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Where has this summer gone? Anyone else want to go back to May for a do-over? I took an early run yesterday before the heat set in (94° degrees forecasted for tomorrow—yuck!) and saw our day lilies in bloom: perfect for July’s desktop calendar. The kids and I spent last week in Alabama for singing school, and our day lilies and rose of Sharon arrived just in time for our return. I love perennials that just keep on giving. I photographed these in morning bloom, fresh from the rain. I’ve owned my macro lens more than a year and it still challenges me, but I’m happy with…
  • A New Season at (in)courage

    Dawn Camp
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Sorry I’m late sharing my monthly (in)courage post with you—my kids and I spent last week in Alabama at singing school. As the mother of two newly engaged sons, I’m entering a new season in life and I covet your advice, whether from the point-of-view of mother-in-law or daughter-in-law. Please click over to my post, A New Season, and share your thoughts! A New Season at (in)courage is a post from: My Home Sweet Home © 2014 My Home Sweet Home | All rights reserved
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    The Imaging Buffet

  • The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning Returns to NJ July 25-27, 2014

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

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    29 May 2014 | 2:53 pm
    What if the Jacob Javits Center in New York City basically turned into the world’s largest bookstore for three days? That’s about the best way I can describe BookExpo America (a.k.a. BEA), being held from May 29-31, 2014. I covered the show last year for The Imaging Buffet, and you can find my article here for a look at a bit of what I experienced. I was especially impressed by the number of photo and art books on display from many different publishers when I visited the show in 2013. I learned from the show website that Christopher Bonanos, author of Instant: A Cultural…
  • Two Upcoming Workshops in NJ on Image Management/Backup and Lightroom Printing – 12/13 and 12/15, 2013

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    12 Dec 2013 | 6:25 am
    There is a fantastic free event happening at Unique Photo in Fairfield, NJ from Fri. 12/13-12/15, 2013 called the NJ Camera Show. It’s a great opportunity to try out different lenses and other gear, and see a lot of speakers covering many topics, including how to use your DSLR more effectively (registration is generally $10 for most of the classes, and you then get that $10 back to use in the store, which is packed full of photo and video gear). Quick tip: bring a few extra SD or CF cards so that you can put them in different cameras and then take the cards home to see the…
  • A Review of AURA, An Adam Lambert Tribute Publication, and Behind-the-Scenes Publishing Info

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    8 Dec 2013 | 8:51 am
    There are few things that have had an influence on humans as much as music. For thousands of years, we have created sounds with voice and various instruments in ways that have had a profound effect on cultures around the globe. And like photography and moving pictures, music reaches us in many ways. One of those ways has been through TV-based competitions, which combine real-life experiences with a competition that ends with a “Champion,” “Idol,” or winner by another name. I’ve been a fan of these shows from the days of “Star Search,” which, if you…
  • Some Upcoming Workshops and Cyber Monday 2013 Specials Worth A Look

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    2 Dec 2013 | 12:23 pm
    I recently sent out a “Top 5” Newsletter to my subscribers (it’s free to sign up via the link at the bottom of this post, or on this page). I send it out about once a month, and it usually includes Lightroom, Photoshop and/or printing tips, information about upcoming workshops, books, etc., and links to special offers or other items of interest. With today, 12/2/2013 being Cyber Monday, I thought I’d share some special offers that have come across my e-mail in-box, and that I personally am offering. I receive no commission on any of these offers, except of course for…
 
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    Jeff and Lisa Photography

  • Lennard and Midge’s Tagaytay Wedding

    Lisa
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    Jeff and I met Midge over Skype and just fell in love with her. You can just feel her friendliness and warmth right away. Some people take some time to be comfortable with, and that’s fine, too. It’s part of our job to make people comfortable around us, and I like to think we do it well. But with Midge, it was easy and natural. And meeting her in person on her wedding day for the first time, I felt like we’ve been friends for years. Also, I did not want to stop taking pictures of her. Seriously. I could have shot her for days. Lennard and Midge together is pretty much the…
  • Ralph and Paula’s Sydney Engagement Shoot

    Lisa
    30 May 2014 | 6:37 pm
    There are people you just hit it off with right from the start. Ralph and Paula would be two of those people for us. Paula and I got to email a bit, and since we’ve been friends on both Facebook and Instagram, I’ve been finding out that we love pretty much the same things. Meeting them both for the first time was pretty awesome, and I remember not being able to contain myself and skipping towards her and giving her a hug. I adore Paula. She’s so nice and sweet and has impeccable taste. Anything Paula loves, I’m most likely going to love. And just as I expected, that…
  • Sundays and Road Trips

    Lisa
    17 May 2014 | 7:37 pm
    I took some photos on a drive to Subic fairly recently. I needed to get away and clear my head then, so we hit the road. We drive south of Manila often, to Tagaytay and Batangas for work, so we went north this time. Back in college, Jeff would borrow his dad’s car and pick me up Sunday mornings to take me on road trips. We would save up what we could during the week for gas and snacks for the drive, and he would make us mix tapes to play on the road. There are few things I love in this world more than being next to him as he drives along open roads and we’re singing along to good…
  • Jovi and Joan’s Engagement Shoot and Wedding

    Lisa
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:29 pm
    We shot Jovi and Joan’s engagement shoot at Tagaytay Highlands a few weeks before their wedding. Jeff and I can’t get enough of these two! We hit it off on musical inclinations and a shared soft spot for vinyl records alone, but taking pictures of them is seriously bordering on addicting. They tied the knot just three weeks ago in a chill and laid-back Boho-Rock themed wedding, which was so perfectly them. Lots of pretty details to swoon over, but more than anything, so much happiness and personality all around. The mood of the day is, quite honestly, dependent on how happy the…
  • Jon and Rachel’s Montecito, Nuvali Wedding

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

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

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

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

    Jeff
    15 Jun 2014 | 8:59 pm
    I spent the night over at the kids house over the weekend to watch the grand dogs. I was by myself and there wasn’t much going on so I thought I would try my hand at some night sky photography. It was a beautiful night and the sky was relatively clear and starry. Amazing how […]The post Starry Night appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Local Buck

    Jeff
    9 Jun 2014 | 8:21 pm
    A local buck was nice enough to pose for us. First buck with velvet antlers I have seen this year. Pretty cool.The post Local Buck appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
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    Photography For Real Estate

  • First PFRE Photographer Of The Month Hangout – Live 7/28 At 12 Noon Pacific

    larry
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Today, Monday 7/28 at 12 noon Pacific time 7pm GMT/UTC, we had the first PFRE photographer of the month live Google hangout. This was a beta test of the idea that Bill Baughman had that I talked about on 7/24. The idea was to talk about what jurors consider when judging PFRE POM and to hear more details from Ling […]
  • This Week In Real Estate Drone Photography News

    larry
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:28 pm
    News that affects real estate drone photography is happening so fast these days that it is hard to keep up with it all. I’m trying to keep these drone related posts to a minimum because I know not everyone is interested in them. As I mentioned a while back, I keep up with what’s going on […]
  • Lets Have More Discussion Of Winning PFRE Photographer Of The Month Photos/Video

    larry
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:35 pm
    I got an email today from Bill Baughman that raised an issue that I think is worth discussing with everyone. Here is Bill’s comments: I love looking at the Photographer-of-the-Month entries but have always wondered whether it might be of additional learning value for PFRE-ers to know more about the production process used in creating […]
  • Congratulations To Ling Ge July PFRE Photographer Of The Month

    larry
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Congratulations to Ling Ge of Irvine, CA, who has won this months Photographer of the month contest with his photo at the right. Click the image to see a larger version. Again this month, a bunch of great images! The competition is intense! Here is the jury’s voting results: 35 points, #10, Ling Ge - irvine, CA. 27 points, #15, Matt Harrer - St Louis, MO […]
  • What Real Estate Agents Need To Know About Photography

    larry
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Because Scott Hudspeth invited me to speak next Tuesday at his real estate agent Mastermind webinar. I decided to update what I used to call the Realtors Photo Guide. I’ve changed the name of this free ebook that I give away on the blog (the white Free Download ad on the left side-bar). I changed the […]
 
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    Dodge & Burn

  • Weekly Roundup: "Through A Lens Darkly" In Theatres, Caribbean "Coolie" Women and More

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

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

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

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

    17 Jun 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Last week I read an essay by the Afro-Caribbean/British cultural theorist Stuart Hall titled "Cultural Identity and Diaspora" (published as a chapter in the book Identity: Community, Culture, Difference, London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1990, pp. 223–237) whereby he mentions the work of Jamaican-born, UK resident photographer Armet Francis.Regarding his thesis on "the experience of dispersal and fragmentation" that marks the history of Afro-Caribbean cultural identity, Hall says Francis' work "is a testimony to the continuing creative power of this conception of identity within the…
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    Flickr Blog

  • Mono Monday: Strangers in the night

    Matthew Roth
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
    For this week’s Mono Monday, we’re all strangers in the dark, whether glancing at our bright screens or passing under the calm sulfer lamps on a city street. These represent our favorite submissions. Please feel free to share your best monochrome photos by tweeting your Flickr images with #MonoMonday or add a comment to our Facebook and Google+ pages. Thanks to everyone who participated last week. Next week’s theme is wide open, so send us your favorites. The only rule is mono. iseethereforeOn top of the Empire State cassijones.the darkness Elios.kI might have scared…
  • Congratulations to the winners of our #LargerThanLife Apple TV giveaway!

    Matthew Roth
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    We’re happy to announce the winners of our #LargerThanLife Apple TV giveaway. We scored the winning images based on creativity, originality, quality, and fit to theme. All of the following photographers will receive a free Apple TV and we’re thrilled to share their beautiful work with you. We launched the contest to commemorate the new Flickr service on Apple TV, which brings photos to life on the big screen. On the new service, you can engage with the Flickr community, explore the world’s most interesting photos, and use our powerful search capabilities to browse billions of…
  • The Wild Ones Diary: Toronto

    Sarah Ann Loreth
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    A guest post by Sarah Ann Loreth, co-founder of The Wild Ones, a Flickr sponsored workshop tour around the USA and Canada. Follow the Wild Ones on Flickr and stay tuned for more updates. The Wild Ones Workshop TourWe love our van home! On the road to Toronto After an incredible two day workshop, we left Boston on the 15th of July and headed to Toronto for our second stop on the tour and our very first international workshop! Before we reached Toronto we made a pit stop at Niagara Falls to explore the beauty Canada has to offer! The Wild Ones Workshop TourWe made it to Toronto! We spent the…
  • Flickr Weekend Samplr XI/2014

    Kay Kremerskothen
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:25 am
    On the weekend we set some time aside to put together our weekly selection of noteworthy photos. Enjoy the new Weekend Samplr. We hope you’ll be inspired to go out shooting or simply spend a cozy day at home, discovering more great imagery from your friends on Flickr. elias.and.theresa.carlson sonyacitasummer evening jasfitz | letsfrolictogether.comshore mikeytouriuntitled YouronasLåtefossen kristian chenBogor, Indonesia
  • Close-up shark photos aim to break ‘Jaws’ stereotype

    Ameya Pendse
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    George Probst is used to being called crazy. The web designer from Blacksburg, VA, USA, shocks most people when he tells them that he swims with sharks. But after many thrilling dives and hundreds of up-close and personal photographs, he hopes others will see these mysterious underwater giants in a whole new light. After George’s girlfriend broke up with him in 2006, he decided to take the money he had saved for an engagement ring and go on an adventure. On his bucket list? Dive with Great White Sharks. George’s research took him to Isla Guadalupe, an island located off the coast of Baja…
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  • Sydney wedding photography – Doltone House, Mary Immaculate Church – Vicky and Paul

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Karen Walrond
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    As you can see, Alex and I are on our way to San Francisco - but right now, we're delayed in Phoenix. Boo. But then I discovered that I might actually be able to blog on my iPad - yay!  So this is a test. Let's hope it works. (And for those of you in San Francisco, don't forget that Al and I will be at the Alex and Ani store on Union Street tonight at 6 - we'd love to meet you!)
  • a little of this and a little of that (and a trip to san francisco)

    Karen Walrond
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The image above represents the last of the tomatoes from my garden.  Despite the fact that this summer hasn't been too brutal (I just jinxed it, didn't I ...), I suspect that the plants just had enough of the mid-90s Houston weather, and even though they were watered every day, they withered anyway.  It was time.  They've been pulled, the soil has been turned, and now the bed stands empty.  I don't know if I'm going to research something to plant in it immediately, or if I'm just going to let the bed lie empty until September or so -- the humidity is getting pretty tough…
  • a review of the sony cybershot dsc-rx100 iii point-and-shoot (short version: it's amazing)

    Karen Walrond
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Preservons la creation.  1/1000 sec; f/1.8; ISO 125 Before I begin, let me just say something about getting really comfortable with using an SLR camera:  you inevitably become very skeptical about point-and-shoots.  Once you're used to adjusting things like apertures and shutters speeds, cameras that don't allow you to manage these aspects of your camera start to be really frustrating.  Of course, Instagram and other photo app filters help; nonetheless, the fact is that when you allow a camera to do all of the adjusting automatically for you, it limits how…
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  • 2014 Philomath Frolic & Rodeo: Rough Stock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    3 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Manhattan, New York, NYLast year I cycled around the island of Manhattan, inspired by The Great Saunter, so this year I decided to do the real thing. The Great Saunter is not a race or a contest, it’s a celebration of urban exploration. In 2014 over 1,187 people signed up to walk 32 miles around Manhattan. Starting at 8 AM, people start from Faunces Tavern near Battery Park, and then continue clockwise around the island, hugging the shore as much as possible. Up the West Side Running Path and through Riverside Park, up to the Northwest Overlook, and continuing into Inwood Hill Park,…
 
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  • Nikon D810 Digital SLR Review by Photography Blog

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

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

    16 Jul 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.8.2 software which adds three new Apple ProResTM file formats for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Camera 1.8.2 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website. Because this update reduces the data rate of recording, it means customers can now choose lower cost SSD or SD cards while still recording high quality video in SD, HD and Ultra HD resolutions. Using ProRes 422 Proxy it is possible to record 230 minutes of 1080HD video on…
  • Nikon Releases Capture NX-D RAW Image Processing Software for Free

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:53 am
    Nikon this week announced the release of the official version of Capture NX-D, its new development and adjustment software application for RAW images. Capture NX-D is available to download for free from today at http://nikonimglib.com/ncnxd/.
  • DJI has released its 3-Axis stabilized handheld gimbal system-Ronin

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:50 am
    The DJI Ronin has been developed for the filmmaking professional. High build quality standards ensure that it keeps up with the demands of rigorous handheld and aerial use in trying environments. Simply hold it in your hands or mount it to an aircraft to create smooth and stable footage. Custom built ultra-fast processors, extremely accurate sensors, and advanced algorithms, together with fanatical attention to detail has created a system that offers remarkably precise manipulation of control angles - within the range of ±0.02°. This puts world-class, industry leading technology into your…
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  • How I Decide Between Photos in Adobe Lightroom

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

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

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

    Scott
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Photography started for me as a hobby and turned into what Shirley calls a “super hobby”, and now I am a part-time professional.  You can also call me a freelance photographer.  Whatever the terminology you use, photography is still my hobby, which I have the pleasure of also getting paid for. When I was asked to be interviewed on the Cross Link Radio podcast I knew it would be fun and very different than the typical photography podcast.  Mainly because Shirley is a dental hygienist and her show is all about health in general.  On Fridays the topic is hobbies. So in the…
  • When You Need A Creativity Boost

    Scott
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Since photography is art it’s inevitable that all photographers will at some point get into a slump. A point where you’re shooting less and feeling uninspired. When that happens you need a creativity boost. The photograph you see here might look like a simple closeup of a camera, but really it was something I really needed. It’s been a while since I really went out and photographing things for myself so I decided one day to try something new. I grabbed my Nikon 105mm Macro lens and attached it to the Nikon 1.7x extension. I put my camera on a tripod, set it for a 2 second…
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  • Musea: Online Proofing, Lab & Gathering For Photographers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Syl Arena
    5 Jun 2014 | 6:03 am
    Fig. 1–Shot during the Peter Read Miller Sports Photography Workshop in Denver. A pair of Speedlites working in high-speed sync provide essential fill flash for these fast-action cycling shots. Canon 5D Mk III, 17-40mm F/4L at 17mm, 1/500″, f/8, ISO 100. Two 600EX-RT Speedlites triggered by ST-E3-RT Transmitter. High-speed action in broad daylight requires high-speed fill flash.  High-speed in this case means two things: the fast shutter speeds enabled by Speedlites in high-speed sync AND speeding up the flash recycling time by using an external power pack to recharge the…
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  • Feeds and Hardware

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

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

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

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

    Bob Towery
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:29 am
    Fuji X-T1 Missoula, MT, has a beautiful carousel.
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  • The travel photography/holiday balance.

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

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

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

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

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

  • AlienSkin Exposure 6 - Review

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

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

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

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

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

  • Use PhotoPills To Plan Your Next Milky Way Shot

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

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

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

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

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

  • How Does the Olympus 75-300mm Stack Up?

    27 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    The $499 Olympus super tele 75-300mm is affordable and looks great. How does it stack up to its peers? I put together a Saturday afternoon lens test to see for myself - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/07/olympus-75-300mm-lens-test.html
  • The difference between formatting a card and erasing it

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:37 am
    Some photographers are leery of the "Format" command and stick with simply erasing their memory cards. But formatting is actually better for maintaing the health of your SD or CF Flash memory. The key is a fresh directory and the elimination of cruft data bits. The pictures themselves are just as recoverable (in an emergency) when you format as when you erase. So there really isn't a compelling reason to use "Erase All" instead. In this short video for lynda.com, I explain the virtues of a freshly formatted card. Recover Photos from Memory Cards What should you do (and...
  • What Crazy Person Would Schedule a Midday Shoot?

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:16 am
    It happens all the time. Sure, most photographers would rather shoot in the morning or late afternoon. But for paid assignments that involve busy schedules, you'd be surprised at how often you have to contend with midday lighting. Here's how to cope with it - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/07/midday-lighting-portraits.html
  • Sony A7s Featured on All About the Gear

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:49 pm
    The Sony Alpha A7s mirrorless digital camera (currently available for preorder at $2,498) is a full-frame 12.2MP powerhouse with expansive dynamic range, low noise, and extended sensitivity to ISO 409,600. And it's the subject of the current All About the Gear show - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/07/sony-a7s-review.html
  • "Dust Off the DSLR, 52X Zoom, Free Photo Workshop" - Photo Podcast 437

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Dusting Off the DSLR, Free Photo Workshop, Macro Photography, Lens Deal - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/07/tds-podcast-437.html
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    Faby and Carlo

  • The cult of the hot mama and how to stay on top of your game

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

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

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

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

    Carlo Nicora
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:30 pm
    If I had a penny for every time we have been asked if an image is photoshopped, we would be rich. Photoshopped means having a photograph digitally altered, but the common mistake is to ignore that there are various level of “Photoshopped” work. Today we will dig into our recipe for digitally enhancing a photograph. Most importantly, today we will showcase “Unretouched” a set of images that have not been photoshopped in the slightest. The photographs you can see in this post have been colour corrected, but they have not been retouched in photoshop. We did not correct…
 
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    PhotoDay

  • ...at the wedding.....

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

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

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

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

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

  • Double Exposure Portraits by John Williams

    DSLRBlog Editor
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    At April and John’s Wedding at Consall Hall we tried something a little different from our usual bride and groom portraits and combined two photos in Photoshop to create a cool double exposure portrait effect. Here is a brief tutorial explaining the technique behind the effect. First of all, you need to choose your starting […] The post Double Exposure Portraits by John Williams appeared first on dslrBlog.
  • Sunrise at the Yellowstone by Aleksey Khmyz

    DSLRBlog Editor
    17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    My wife and I had the opportunity to visit Yellowstone Park last fall. It was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend visiting if you have the chance. Primarily, I am a wedding and portrait photographer based out of the Buffalo, NY area, but it’s always nice to take a couple images of wildlife and […] The post Sunrise at the Yellowstone by Aleksey Khmyz appeared first on dslrBlog.
  • A Glimpse of Ancient Egypt by Jayant Neogy

    DSLRBlog Editor
    29 Apr 2014 | 4:38 am
    It is almost impossible to compress the history and architecture of ancient Egypt into a brief travel blog. Perhaps, that is why it is an audacious and an exciting challenge. So, here is a highly compressed whirlwind tour of Egypt from the Nubian desert in the South to the Northernmost part of this ancient land […] The post A Glimpse of Ancient Egypt by Jayant Neogy appeared first on dslrBlog.
  • The Experience of Newborn Photography at the Hospital by Kim Rix

    DSLRBlog Editor
    25 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    I often get asked what my favourite age to photograph is, and although my honest answer is “it’s difficult to choose’. I would have to say that photographing babies, (especially newborns) is a magical experience. Being part of those first days of life and sharing the journey with the parents at such a special time […] The post The Experience of Newborn Photography at the Hospital by Kim Rix appeared first on dslrBlog.
  • Get To Know Your Photographer by Steve Brill

    DSLRBlog Editor
    11 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    I have been photographing weddings for around 6 years now, and have been very fortunate to be able to contribute in my own small way, in making these fantastic events a memory that my clients will treasure every time they look back at their photographs and albums. The added benefit for me is that my […] The post Get To Know Your Photographer by Steve Brill appeared first on dslrBlog.
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    Photocrati

  • Should You Tweet Content More Than Once?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Oil and Water: An Abstract Photography Experiment

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. Do you ever get in a photography rut? While there are many ways to break out of one, I find photographing objects around the house particularly helpful.  It’s easy to do, and you can get fun results. We’ve shown you how to use plastic wrap and even a crystal ball in your photography.  Now it’s time for oil and water. The Oil and Water Experiment Many years back we had a challenge called Project 52.  It has since been replaced with MCP Photo a Day. One of the themes was “something in your house.”  As I walked around my house looking for…
  • How to Soften Wildlife Images with Photoshop Actions

    mcpactions
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: How to Soften Wildlife Images with Photoshop Actions 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…
  • Edit Faster With My 15 Seconds Per Image Lightroom Workflow

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may know that I was just traveling and photographing wildlife and nature in Alaska.  Wildlife photography is a passion of mine (though it’s definitely just a hobby).  I am not seasoned in photographing birds or animals, but I hope to grow in that arena. When I come back from a trip with thousands of photos, it can be daunting.  I imagine weddings would be much the same way. If you want to edit faster, try this simple process. My 15 seconds per image Lightroom workflow: I cull my way through 1000s of nature,…
  • Avoid Over-Editing In Photoshop With This Quick Tip

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. One danger when you are new to photography is over-editing.  It’s easy to get super excited when post-processing. Opacity is certainly your friend. When using actions in Photoshop or Elements, make sure to adjust the opacity of each layer if needed. But what if you are doing manual edits like the patch tool or cloning?  If you work on duplicate layers you can adjust the opacity of the entire layer.  Another great way to control things is to “fade” them. Go under EDIT – FADE (and look for what you did as your last step). Take full control…
  • MCP Fusion – Adding Warmth and Light to your Photos

    mcpactions
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Using MCP Fusion to bring more light, warmth, and definition to photos that need an extra nudge 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?
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    Echenique dot com

  • Nikon Df Initial Impressions

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Wedding of Sarah & Colin

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

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

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

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

    admin
    18 Feb 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Please take a few minutes to see a compilation of pix over the years, set to the glorious Deva Premal singing, and Osho speaking.  Set it to High Definition and full screen! Enjoy   Livingface Photo Retrospective is a post from: Livingface Blog Bookmark It Related posts: Billy Bob Thornton – Oh Dude Maybe it was just too early in the morning for... Glenda & Dennis’s Wedding Slideshow Enjoy. Glenda & Dennis’s Wedding Slideshow is a post from:... Sunshine Foundation Event – On-site printing with Green Screen The Sunshine Foundation is a wonderful…
 
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    Nuena Photography

  • Happy Birthday Ponette and Penny!

    kira@nuena.com (Kira Stackhouse)
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    This weekend we celebrated my two girls’ birthdays – Ponette (my oldest) turned 14 on June 24th, and Penelope (my youngest), turned 2 yesterday! It’s become a tradition to have a birthday photoshoot for Ponette, but this year we waited and had a joint sister birthday party. They are both wearing dresses from Baby Gap, […] The post Happy Birthday Ponette and Penny! appeared first on Nuena Photography.
  • Hope on Animal Planet

    kira@nuena.com (Kira Stackhouse)
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Hope is still in search of a family to call her own. Thank you Animal Planet for sharing her story! The post Hope on Animal Planet appeared first on Nuena Photography.
  • World’s Ugliest Dog 2014 – Peanut!

    kira@nuena.com (Kira Stackhouse)
    21 Jun 2014 | 12:21 am
    Today was the World’s Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma. It was so awesome!! More photos soon, but I wanted to share this year’s winning shot… Peanut! The post World’s Ugliest Dog 2014 – Peanut! appeared first on Nuena Photography.
  • Lula

    kira@nuena.com (Kira Stackhouse)
    10 Jun 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Meet Lula, an adorable 7-month-old baby girl! It’s been a long time waiting to meet this little lady, she is the daughter of Kelli and Brandon, whose wedding I photographed a few years ago! It was so exciting to meet their first baby. Here are some of my favorite shots! The post Lula appeared first on Nuena Photography.
  • Petchitecture 2014

    kira@nuena.com (Kira Stackhouse)
    20 May 2014 | 1:33 am
    I got to photograph the 2014 Petchitecture event at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco last Friday night. This event is the main fundraising gala for Pets Are Wonderful Support, a wonderful organization that helps people in need keep their pets by providing food, veterinary care and more. This is one of my very favorite events […] The post Petchitecture 2014 appeared first on Nuena Photography.
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    SMOGRANCH

  • The Leica File Thirteen

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

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

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

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

    Smogranch
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    The last few months at Blurb have been as entertaining as any since I’ve been around the company, and my history dates back to the 2006 era when things were just getting started. In a ONE MONTH period we announced offset printing, custom books, Blurb to Amazon, pick-and-pack and the Magcloud event. ONE MONTH. With […]
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • Adobe’s Upright Is All Right

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

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

    johnpaulcaponigro
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:23 am
    Joyce Tenneson shares her favorite quotes. This is my favorite from her selection. “When I have a terrible need of – shall I say the word – religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.” - Vincent Van Gogh Which is your favorite of her selected quotes? Read more of Joyce’s favorite quotes here. Read her quick Q&A here. Read our extended conversation here. Find out more about Joyce Tenneson here. Read more Photographer’s Favorite Quotes here. 
  • 38 Quotes On Opportunity

    johnpaulcaponigro
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
    Here’s a collection of my favorite quotes on opportunity. “To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.” – John Dewey “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas A. Edison “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” Oprah Winfrey “The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.” Anthony…
  • 13 Great Books On Appreciating Photography

    johnpaulcaponigro
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    Looking for great books on the photographic theory?  Browse this collection of my favorites. These soulful discussions of photography will remind you of why you do it and how to go further and deeper with your practice. Enjoy! Find more great books here.
 
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Which One Doesn’t Fit? Why?

    Moose
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    The Golden Era of Aviation, an early period in aviation that instills deep romantic feeling today, the aircraft of this era are also known as antiques. This gorgeous ’31 Waco QCF falls into these categories, Golden Era and romantic. We photographers tend to get wrapped up in camera and technique, exposure and sharpness and while these are important components to a photograph, they should not be our end goal. Jay Maisel has wisely stated where we really need to start with, Light, Gesture, Color because within these we tell the story, we reach our viewer’s hearts and that should be…
  • A Test Time Lapse Testing “Exposure Smoothing”

    Moose
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    I love doing time lapse (latest one I shared)! Been doing them for a long time and quite often, I do them just as a way to remind myself of the time and place, not to be shared. The D810 has a new “exposure smoothing” algorithm that is part of its Time-lapse that I wanted to try out prior to hitting the field with it (this was shot from our deck). Time-lapse Photography is in My Menu so I selected it, set Interval to 15″, Shooting time to 6:25′ hours, Exposure smoothing On and got ready to go. The rig, D810 / 24f1.4 AFS loaded with Lexar 128GB SD (I have video saved to…
  • A Moment with Albert

    Moose
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Anxious to test the D810 video capabilities, I had it out today trained on Albert. He’s a very willing subject so we had fun. He’s so willing I even had a silver reflector bouncing light up into him so the suckie light didn’t suck quite so much. What you’re seeing was shot with the D810, 80-400, MS-77 Shotgun Mic (recording on Lexar 128GB SD) being trigged with the Pocket Wizard (CS#g4 making that work, another new feature). The D810 was shooting 1080p60, Manual exp mode using AF with the new Subject-tracking Mode in LiveView (as you’ll see did a great job!). I…
  • The Ears Have It

    Moose
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    With our critter photography, grabbing the heart strings when it comes to mammals in my instances comes down to the ears. Moose, bears, coyotes, rabbits, nearly any mammal with largish ears use them in multiple ways. The first and most important is simply to listen in to the world around them. They often hear things long before they see them. If you spend time watching them, their ears pivot like a radar dish listening for sounds. They are very defined tools that serve them well. As this Desert Cottontail is demonstrating, listening to her young in the grasses kept her attention and ears…
  • GearHead Wednesday – D810 Edition

    Moose
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    Got a gear question you want/need answered? I want to help and answer it. Send your gear questions to me at Gear Questions and I’ll do my best every Wednesday to answer as many questions as I can. In this case, had a WHOLE bunch of D810 questions that I wanted to answer in this Thursday Edition of GearHead Wed. Keep in mind the answers are just my $.02 worth and you have to take what works for you and your photography and embrace it and ignore the rest. And at this point, I have had limited time with the D810 but here it goes with the most common asked question first …. Is the…
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    Cardinal Photo

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Lightroom *never* fully expires

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

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

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

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

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

  • Explore Your Creativity with Slugline

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ryan Pfluger Photographs Porter Robinson for Billboard

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

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

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

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

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

  • Wilderness Protection – Only As Strong As The Wilderness Act

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

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

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

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

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

  • TCF Ep. 242 - Damon Casarez

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

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

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

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

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

  • The World Is Your Gym

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

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

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

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

    Craig Ferguson
    27 Jun 2014 | 11:07 pm
    For a travel photographer I sure don’t seem to be doing a lot of travel photography over the past few weeks. That’s sometimes the way it goes I guess. Over the past two weeks I’ve shot basketball for the NBA, a perfume installation for a duty free company, a recording studio and print factory for a music production company, whisky promos for The Glenlivet, portraits of an archer, an outdoor group yoga practice, and these abstracts you see here. It’s all been fun, with a lot of hard work thrown in. One of the interesting points to being an expat photographer is that you…
 
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    Photo Review News

  • Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Fujifilm has released an updated road map for X-mount interchangeable lenses showing new products scheduled to appear by the end of 2015.
  • Syrp releases variable ND filter

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:15 pm
    New Zealand company, Syrp, has released the first Syrp variable neutral density (ND) filter kits that can be used with still and movie cameras.
  • Canson introduces Photo Lustre Premium RC paper

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Canson Infinity has released Photo Lustre Premium RC 310gsm, an extra white, highly opaque paper developed for inkjet technology and optimised for pigment inks.
  • Win Equipment at The Digital Playground in Sydney

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Visitors to The Digital Playground event at Sydney's Luna Park in September will have a chance to win valuable photographic equipment from a prize pool valued at approximately $15,000.
  • BIFB Collection 2014 Annual Fundraiser

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    The annual fund-raising initiative for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale will be held at Gallery Eleven40 in Melbourne, on Sunday August 31 from midday until 4pm.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • More Reason to Choose Lightroom For Your Photography

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

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

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

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

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    12 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
    Photographer Wesley Picotte has published a review of my latest ebook, Digital Fine Art Printing, A Field Guide for Photographers, and I’m extremely grateful for this great opportunity. He certainly read the book cover to cover, and as a printer himself, has a great perspective from which to judge the concepts and techniques I present in the book. You can read his entire review here.    The post Wesley Picotte Reviews My Digital Fine Art Printing Book appeared first on Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography.
 
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    Clouds 365 Project - Photography by Kelly DeLay

  • 6-30-14

    Kelly DeLay
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Last image of the Clouds 365 Project. It has always been important to me to pass on my love of weather to my family, so we decided to chase storms together on the last day. We drove 8 hours from Dallas, TX to Guymon, Oklahoma and caught this amazing supercell at sunset. Perhaps this is a little cheesy and might qualify for "strangest family portrait", but I love it. It is beautiful. My family has been such a huge part of this project, I could NOT have done it without them. They love this project as much as I do. I wanted to honor and thank them with this last image. Don't worry Grandma's, the…
  • 6-29-14

    Kelly DeLay
    29 Jun 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Back in North Texas today after being out on the Plains for the past week. Clouds were sparse this afternoon, but we were treated to a beautiful vibrant sunset. Love the colors! Check back in tomorrow for the last image for the Clouds 365 Project!
  • 6-28-14

    Kelly DeLay
    28 Jun 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Left Denver, CO this morning to start heading back home to Dallas. Morning storms left the Plains void of moisture for the afternoon, clouds were still in the Hugo, Colorado area. I love this area, you can see for many miles in every direction. Classic cloudscape!
  • 6-27-14

    Kelly DeLay
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Final chase day of the Clouds 365 Project storm chasing expedition. We left Ogallala, NE this morning and headed for NW Kansas. This was the leading edge of a very ominous severe warned storm just outside of Herndon, Kansas. I love the shelf feature and the contrast between sides. Another favorite :)
  • 6-26-14

    Kelly DeLay
    26 Jun 2014 | 6:05 pm
    DAY SIX of the Tempest Tours, Clouds 365 Storm Chasing Expedition. Left Hot Springs, South Dakota this morning to chase storms in NW Nebraska. Captured one of my favorite lightning shots of the year this evening just outside of Ogallala, NE. Anvil crawlers are my absolute favorite!
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    SaxePhoto Blog

  • Coney Island, July 5, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

  • Weekly Street Photos #9

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

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

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

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

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

  • How to Buy a Digital Camera

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

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

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

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

    Krishna Mohan
    27 Jun 2014 | 3:27 am
    Perching over a branch of passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) tree in my garden was a familiar frog. Being the frequent visitor to my kitchen and bathroom, I had opportunity to capture this Common... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Desi Baytan Photography

  • Hotel Maya Long Beach Wedding

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

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

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

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

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

  • San Francisco Details

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

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

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

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

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

  • In Photos: The Most Ridiculous Laws in America

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

    Jakob Schiller
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Maciek Jasik uses super-saturated color gradients, motion, and playful focusing to create ethereal portraits that are slightly unsettling. The dreamy portraits leave viewers confused, even shocked by what they see. You can’t help but linger, which is the point.
  • A Clever Parody That Somehow Makes Mao Zedong Funny

    Pete Brook
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    In her new book, Cristina de Middel has taken the original text from Chairman Mao Zedong’s Little Red Book and redacted most of the words, creating new and often times biting quotes that mock the statements of this once powerful communist leader.
  • Exquisite X-Rays of Toys Reveal Buzz Lightyear’s Guts

    Joseph Flaherty
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    "Disappointingly few labs were willing to even understand the idea," says the photographer.
  • Photos Poke Fun at the Rules You Blindly Follow Every Day

    Doug Bierend
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Whether we're aware of them or not, our daily lives are constantly influenced by a set of institutionalized designs---everything from traffic patterns to school curriculum. Photographer Frauke Thielking calls attention to this fact with her series Ready Set Go.
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Image in Use: CNBC

    Rich Legg
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Thanks to a tip, I spotted the first image-in-use from my Hong Kong stock photo work shot earlier this year. It’s nice to see the effort to create this particular image in a cramped closet with a model and two speedlites is beginning to pay off. My growing collection of Hong Kong stock photos can be seen here: http://www.istockphoto.com/search/lightbox/15239532 (source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101705281)
  • Pondering Sasquatch

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

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

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

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

  • Deep Sea World near Edinburgh in Scotland - A wonderful aquarium

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

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

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

    26 Oct 2013 | 9:05 am
    Structure of the Eilean Donan Castle in front with a dry part of the lake (More photos at this link)A view of the historic Eilean Donan Castle, located on a small island (which has the same name), located in Loch Duich in the Scottish Highlands. The castle was in the thick of many uprisings and other battles till it was finally overrun and destroyed in 1719. The current structure and the bridge were reconstructed in the early part of the 20th century with the same feel as the older building, and now is one of the most famous castles in Scotland (having appeared in many movies as well) and has…
  • Eilean Donan Castle in the Scottish Highlands - very beautiful castle

    24 Oct 2013 | 7:52 pm
    Structure of the Eilean Donan Castle with a stone bridge connecting the castle and water nearby (More photos here)The Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Scotland, located on the shore of Loch Duich in the Scottish Highlands. The castle was part of the history of infighting during the medieval ages, but was then blown up in 1719 to prevent any further fighting using the castle as a base. The current structure of the castle was rebuilt between 1919 and 1932, along with the bridge (seen in the current photo) that connected the islands to the mainland, and now allows a…
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    Dane Sanders

  • LeBron James is Not Alone

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

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

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

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

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

  • Are you still waiting for a new post here?

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

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

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

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

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

  • It is Hard to Believe: So Much To Learn From a Single Image…

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:53 am
    Images and card design copyright 2014: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART. Click on the card to enjoy a spectacular larger version. Scroll down to join us in the UK in 2015. The Streak Continues: 240 This post was published just before 6:00am from Gull Island where it is cloudy and drizzling this [...]
  • Do Your Tastes Run to Black and White?

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:13 am
    Images and card design copyright 2014: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART. Click on the card to enjoy a spectacular larger version. Scroll down to join us in the UK in 2015. The Streak Continues: 239 This post was published just before 6am from Gull Island. I slept late till about 6am this [...]
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • A Beautiful Way to Tell Stories

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

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

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

    David
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:44 pm
    I don’t photograph weddings. I have shot precisely four of them, including a big Indian wedding that felt, for all 16 hours of it, that it would kill me. It takes a special kind of photographer to do that kind of gig and I’ve got nothing but respect for those that do. The best wedding photography takes killer instincts, a great eye, a love of story and moments, and a brain for logistics that I don’t remotely have. But if I were getting into weddings, I’d want Love & Light by Jen Bebb, one half of a couple that has been photographing weddings for 14 years and has…
  • The Hunger & The Hype

    David
    6 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    I spent this morning with my coffee and Instagram, Facebook turned off for the sake of my spirit. More and more I wrestle with leaving Facebook. I’m not sure (m)any of us are wired for such a constant stream of hyperbole and hysteria. I know I’m not. It’s become so, so noisy and then I open Instagram, a social media site I long resisted, and it feels  so quiet to me. I look at the work of other travelers and adventurers, people doing the things they love, and that I love and hunger to be doing. Instagram stirs that hunger in me. Maybe it’s just that I have a small,…
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    Photo Attorney

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Which One Doesn’t Fit? Why?

    Moose
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    The Golden Era of Aviation, an early period in aviation that instills deep romantic feeling today, the aircraft of this era are also known as antiques. This gorgeous ’31 Waco QCF falls into these categories, Golden Era and romantic. We photographers tend to get wrapped up in camera and technique, exposure and sharpness and while these are important components to a photograph, they should not be our end goal. Jay Maisel has wisely stated where we really need to start with, Light, Gesture, Color because within these we tell the story, we reach our viewer’s hearts and that should be…
  • A Test Time Lapse Testing “Exposure Smoothing”

    Moose
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    I love doing time lapse (latest one I shared)! Been doing them for a long time and quite often, I do them just as a way to remind myself of the time and place, not to be shared. The D810 has a new “exposure smoothing” algorithm that is part of its Time-lapse that I wanted to try out prior to hitting the field with it (this was shot from our deck). Time-lapse Photography is in My Menu so I selected it, set Interval to 15″, Shooting time to 6:25′ hours, Exposure smoothing On and got ready to go. The rig, D810 / 24f1.4 AFS loaded with Lexar 128GB SD (I have video saved to…
  • A Moment with Albert

    Moose
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Anxious to test the D810 video capabilities, I had it out today trained on Albert. He’s a very willing subject so we had fun. He’s so willing I even had a silver reflector bouncing light up into him so the suckie light didn’t suck quite so much. What you’re seeing was shot with the D810, 80-400, MS-77 Shotgun Mic (recording on Lexar 128GB SD) being trigged with the Pocket Wizard (CS#g4 making that work, another new feature). The D810 was shooting 1080p60, Manual exp mode using AF with the new Subject-tracking Mode in LiveView (as you’ll see did a great job!). I…
  • The Ears Have It

    Moose
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    With our critter photography, grabbing the heart strings when it comes to mammals in my instances comes down to the ears. Moose, bears, coyotes, rabbits, nearly any mammal with largish ears use them in multiple ways. The first and most important is simply to listen in to the world around them. They often hear things long before they see them. If you spend time watching them, their ears pivot like a radar dish listening for sounds. They are very defined tools that serve them well. As this Desert Cottontail is demonstrating, listening to her young in the grasses kept her attention and ears…
  • GearHead Wednesday – D810 Edition

    Moose
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    Got a gear question you want/need answered? I want to help and answer it. Send your gear questions to me at Gear Questions and I’ll do my best every Wednesday to answer as many questions as I can. In this case, had a WHOLE bunch of D810 questions that I wanted to answer in this Thursday Edition of GearHead Wed. Keep in mind the answers are just my $.02 worth and you have to take what works for you and your photography and embrace it and ignore the rest. And at this point, I have had limited time with the D810 but here it goes with the most common asked question first …. Is the…
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    NikonDP

  • Nikon Capture NX-D (ver1.0) to be released on July 15

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

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

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

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

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

  • UK’s Largest Networking Event

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

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

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

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

    admin
    20 Jun 2014 | 2:20 am
      Today, we’re thrilled to announce the Adwords Certification by Google. It has taken a lot of hard work, training and vigorous examinations to reach this status. We’d also like to thank our loyal clients during this journey who have trusted our expertise and knowledge to run campaigns for their businesses. Without your support, we wouldn’t be here. Thank you very much. However, this is just the beginning of our great journey with Google. We would like you to be on-board with us and see how we can use the world’s largest advertising platform to generate leads…
 
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    I Love Photo Blogs

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • DPE Podcast 07.15.14 – Two Interviews, with Peter Giordano and Ron Clifford with Robin Griggs Wood

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

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

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

    Juan Pons
    1 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    In this episode of the podcast, Rick and Juan talk about Photography and the death of reality, plus we have 1 interview with Kevin Raber from The Luminous Landscape. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast…
  • DPE Podcast 05.15.14 – Women in Photography. In this episode we have 3 interviews with Karen Hutton, Valerie Jardin, and Jan Kabili

    Juan Pons
    15 May 2014 | 10:51 am
    In this episode of the podcast, we have 3 separate interviews with Karen Hutton, Valerie Jardin, and Jan Kabili. 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…
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    Daniel Korzeniewski Photography

  • Arequipa in Photos | Peru

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

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

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

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

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    5 May 2014 | 7:33 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Back in December, returning home from Myanmar I had the opportunity to experience Doha for a day, thanks to the  “Transit Accommodation” program from Qatar Airways. Basically, if your transit time in Doha is between 8 and 24 hours, the airline will provide a transit visa and accommodation included with your ticket. The level of service from Qatar Airways is simply outstanding, and they now offer direct flights to Doha from Miami, which makes them a great alternative for traveling to the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Qatar…
 
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    Stephen's Photography Tips

  • Ditching The Mirror!

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

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

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

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

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

  • I Do NOT Sell Photographs

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

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

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

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

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

  • In photos: The Mazamas, 100 years ago

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

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

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

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

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

  • Motif #1 Rockport, MA

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

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

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:35 pm
       Newburyport, MA is located near the mouth of the Merrimack River which feeds the Atlantic Ocean. A true gem of a Yankee town, deep in typical New England coastal sailing and fishing history.   The center of town has become tourist attraction of many private boutique retail shops. One of the most notable traits of each shop is it's custom signage which hangs outside their door. That they hang in similar fashion may be the only common trait they share, otherwise they are as unique as the business themselves.   Here are a few of what you'll find hanging…
  • Goodguys 4th Spring Lone Star Nationals

    15 Mar 2014 | 9:37 am
    If you like cars from the past that have been meticulously restored, here are few that were on display. Texas Motor Speedway hosted the Goodguys 4th Spring Lone Star Nationals this weekend.Here is a link to more photos...   http://bit.ly/1lEGMtl
  • Happy Birthday Carter!

    31 Dec 2013 | 5:39 pm
    The latest addition to the McBride family....
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    Black Star Rising

  • A Real Story Of How Old Fashioned Marketing Still Works

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

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

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

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

    Susie Hadeed
    2 Jun 2014 | 4:30 am
    Scripts will help tremendously when you’re starting out to do client phone calls. It might feel a little robotic at first, but after a few calls and revisions to your script, you’ll be doing it like a pro. A lot of people (myself included) have a hard time remembering all they need to say on a client phone call or in a meeting. We’ve found that creating a script has made our calls go SO much smoother, and it’s also helped us in our meetings as well! Using a script can also make it easier to decipher if you and the lead are a good fit. What a Good Script Should Include When you’re…
 
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    cinema5D » News

  • Boda Jib Kickstarter – High Capacity Compact Jib

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

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

    Sebastian Wöber
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:34 am
    This is a rolling shutter comparison between the new Sony A7S, the Arri Amira, Panasonic GH4, (Canon C300), Canon 5D mark III and Canon 1D C. In the first part in this series of tests we compared the usable dynamic range of the A7S and found that it comes surprisingly close to the dynamic range of the Arri AMIRA (find the dynamic range test here). Rolling shutter is a phenomenon where straight vertical lines look bent on moving objects, or a “jello effect” appears when the recording device itself is in motion. It is a common issue with CMOS sensor cameras that read out a frame line by…
  • Blackmagic Cameras get all flavours of Apple ProRes 422

    Tim Fok
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:42 am
    Blackmagic has followed through with their promise for regular updates, announcing firmware version 1.8.2 bringing all flavours of Apple ProRes 422 to their current cameras. The new release comes just weeks after their version 1.8 across-the-board firmware. The update affects the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, 4K Production Camera, and Pocket Cinema Camera. Previously only HQ was available when selecting Apple ProRes. Compatibility with more compressed versions of the popular codec will give users greater flexibility. Just last month I was on a shoot where this would’ve been useful, it…
  • Dynamic Range – Sony A7S vs. the others

    Sebastian Wöber
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:37 pm
    This is a dynamic range test and comparison between the Sony A7S, Arri Amira, Panasonic GH4, Canon C300, Canon 5D mark III and Canon 1D C. The dynamic range is the range in luminance any given camera can capture. More range allows for more flexibility in post production and usually provides a more natural and hence more cinematic end result. What is the cinema5D test lab? cinema5D has established their own scientific testing facility to accurately measure and evaluate the performance of cameras. As a platform for reviews about cinematic cameras we strive to provide objective comparisons and…
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Danielle + Ben | Married

    jasongphoto
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    Gina’s... The post Danielle + Ben | Married appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Lina + Dillon | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Gina’s... The post Lina + Dillon | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Meghan + Allen | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    Gina’s... The post Meghan + Allen | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Danielle + Ben | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    13 Jun 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Gina’s... The post Danielle + Ben | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Caroline + Todd | Married

    jasongphoto
    16 May 2014 | 10:34 am
    Gina’s... The post Caroline + Todd | Married appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
 
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    Photography Life

  • Used Full-Frame DSLR – Which Ones are Worth It?

    Romanas Naryškin
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Yesterday, while thinking about the upcoming wedding that I have to shoot, I glanced at my trusty old D700. The rubber is coming off in places and needs to be glued back on, nothing serious. Two of the batteries that I have need replacing. The plastic screen protector has a few minor scratches on it, but would you expect anything else? No. Those are just minor signs of careful use. In every single way, it’s a damn good camera. And then I wondered, would I recommend it to a beginner looking for an affordable entry into the full-frame world? Oh yes, definitely. And it’s not the only…
  • Nikon vs Canon Dynamic Range

    Nasim Mansurov
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    After I have published my Canon 6D review, a number of our readers asked if there was a way to show a comparison between dynamic range performance of a Canon DSLR and and a Nikon DSLR side by side with image samples. Since the Canon 6D has the largest dynamic range in Canon’s line (higher than 5D Mark III), it was a good candidate for such a comparison. On the Nikon side, I used my Nikon D800E, since it has the same base ISO of 100. Since there was a brightness difference between the two cameras (as noted in the above-mentioned review), I compensated the shutter speed accordingly to…
  • Sensor Gel Stick Maintenance

    Nasim Mansurov
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:11 am
    The best part about the Sensor Gel Stick, is that it can be re-used over and over again and with normal use can last for a long time. But what happens if the gel tip gets less sticky overtime or potentially even completely lose the stickiness property? Some of our customers apparently use the product heavily (even some gear rentals companies use the Sensor Gel Stick) and one of our customers reached out to us asking what to do in such situations. I forwarded the email to our German manufacturer and the response I received was quite simple – just wash it! Apparently, you can safely wash…
  • Ted Kozak’s Photographic Stories

    Romanas Naryškin
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Talking to Tadas Kazakevičius (in case you are having a hard time spelling that, he’s just as well known as Ted Kozak), a young Lithuanian portraitist, was precisely one of those times when you think you have a million questions to ask. But then you meet him at a restaurant for a glass of cold bread kvass and a pizza only to realize you’ve suddenly forgotten all of them. What do you ask a person who’s work you admire so much, you think he’s one of the future classics of his generation? Where do you start? “Don’t be nervous”, he told me. “Why…
  • Colorado Fall Colors 2014 Workshop Schedule

    Nasim Mansurov
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Our fall workshops are coming up again this year, so after working out some accommodation and schedule details, we have decided to post a portion of the 2014 Photography Life workshop schedule – Colorado Fall Colors, which will take place on September 26-28 in San Juan Mountains of Colorado in Ridgway / Telluride area. We have reworked the workshop program for this year and we are happy to say that this workshop will bring the best experience in terms of not only learning the art of landscape photography, but also vacationing in one of the most picturesque locations in the world.2014…
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    Photography Business and Marketing Ideas

  • Understand how people find you

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

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

  • Art, Earth And Ethics 2

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

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

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

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

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

  • Editor Bill Yukich Makes the Switch for Latest Red Hot Chili Pepper's Video

    Doug Bardwell
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Long time editor of such high profile music videos as Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypnotize, Marilyn Manson's "The Dope Show" and The Chemical Brothers "Out of Contr... For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog: http://DougBardwell.com
  • Photography Newbie Adventures - Canon 50mm f/1.8

    Doug Bardwell
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    It takes more than nice lens and camera to get good pictures. This is proof, please come and critic on how my photos and what I can do to get better quality. Thanks. tags: Canon 50mm f/1.8... For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog: http://DougBardwell.com
  • Adobe Lightroom 5, Como configurar los ajustes de catalogo, Curso basico español cap 4

    Doug Bardwell
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    En este capitulo te explico cómo configurar los ajustes de catalogo, Curso Básico en español Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 tutorial ¿Quieres ver el curso completo? http://www.youtube.com/playlis... For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog: http://DougBardwell.com
  • Hasraf (HaZ) Dulull: How Creative Cloud Helps Him be More Creative

    Doug Bardwell
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Hasraf (HaZ) Dulull explains how his switch to Adobe Premiere Pro and Creative Cloud enables him to be more creative and helps secure his future as a filmmaker. For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog: http://DougBardwell.com
  • Open Mic Night - jpeg2RAW Photo Podcast

    Doug Bardwell
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Weekly photography podcast talking about photography, photos and tips. We interview interesting photographers about their work and how they do what they do. The show also keeps in mind the... For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog: http://DougBardwell.com
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    sesame ellis . daily life photo blogging by rachel devine

  • Digital Direction for Old School Fun with #paintthetownford

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

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

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

    sesame
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:50 am
    Seems I forgot a few folders! 
  • The Porcupine shoots.

    sesame
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Gemma has always been called “The Porcupine” because she is cute, but not very cuddly. While she is less prickly these days, I still think it fits. Here are her selects from the last few months as seen through her lens. It is the second in the new blog series #theviewfromtheir cameras! One thing I can really see from these is that she has taken my advice of framing off centre to heart, she loves looking down and framing through windows. She also likes the play of colour images that appear black and white. I love seeing what the kids see! Selects | May – July 2014…
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • New Tutorial: How to Use Poor Weather to Build Your Portfolio

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

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

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

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

    Chris Corradino
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Although I've photographed the Brooklyn Bridge many times, it's hard to tire of a scene so spectacular. The skyline is always evolving, and the newly completed World Trade building was certainly a welcome addition. In order to create something different, I laid the camera directly on the wet rocks and placed the cap beneath the lens. No tripod needed. Using manual focus and live view, I made sure the bridge and buildings would be sharp. With almost no light left to work with, a 20 second exposure was necessary. After pressing the shutter, I guarded the camera to protect it from foot traffic.
 
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    The 37th Frame - Celebrating the Best of Photojournalism

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sunrise over Trillium Lake

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

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

    Brian Matiash
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    I’ve been working on a number of new additions to my study called The Path of Least Resistance. This is part of a larger project that I’ve been working on in my spare time for almost two years now and am looking forward to bringing it to the next phase soon!Whenever I’m out photographing waterfalls, oceans, rivers, or streams, I’m constantly on the hunt for these types of photos. They’re often overlooked for the main draw in the area but they shouldn’t be! There is so much simple beauty in observing the elegance of water in motion on a small scale.I took…
  • Hazy moments

    Brian Matiash
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    I took this photo on my one and only visit to the Sutro Baths in San Francisco. It’s the sort of place that I immediately regret not spending more time at while I was a resident of northern California but I have made a resolution to return there on my subsequent visits. The area has tons to offer photographically and I’ve only recently began sifting through the images taken that evening to edit and share.I took this photo using my Sony A7 and used a low ISO coupled with a 3-stop ND from Formatt-Hitech to get me the exposure time needed to glass over the water. The vintage fade…
  • Happy birthday, Brian Bonham!!

    Brian Matiash
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Having Brian, and by extension, his family, in my life is simply further proof of how profoundly impactful Google+ can be. I met Brian in the very, very early days of this network’s existence, on some random HOA that was going on. In those early frontier days, we were all just testing out all of the cool features that the Google+ engineers were building.After moving to Portland, Brian and his family became an integral part of my life. We’ve spent Thanksgiving together, Christmas together, we’ve traveled to all sorts of places together. And if that weren’t enough, it…
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • I Think It Might Be Time To Find a Nice Blackberry Jam Recipe...

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

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

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

    Lily Hydrangea
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:26 pm
    These smokestacks made the news today. Apparently one of them started billowing black smoke out over the East River. I stumbled upon them last week while out and about perusing this neighborhood with Ian. It was the first time I've ever seen these beauties up close. I usually see them while driving on the Long Island Expressway.
  • The Landscape at Robert Moses has changed...

    Lily Hydrangea
    14 Jun 2014 | 11:23 am
    Last Summer the beach looked so much larger! At least the umbrella line is the same. I guess winter decided to make some cut backs. Then someone stuck this blue shed next to the lifeguard stand. I'm not liking it.
 
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    Motivation

  • Back From The Netherlands

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

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

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

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

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

  • Little Birds Photo Contest Winners!

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their works in this photo contest. As displayed in the gallery gathered within this competition, what little birds are lacking in size they compensate in attitude, bu sure to browse all the awesome submissions. A special mention to all the photographers that voted for their favorite shots helping us find the People’s Choice! A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Karen Hutton for her collaboration as a guest judge. Karen can best be described as a ‘multi-medialogist’. As a professional photographer, she is…
  • Puddle Reflections Photo Contest Finalists!

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing reflections in puddles. This photo contest was possible by our friends at Photodoto, Photodoto philosophy is that they want to build up a strong community of people willing to learn and improve their photographic skills and passion. A special thanks to all the photographers that helped us find the People’s Choice by voting for their favorite shots and to friend & professional photographer Manuel Mazzanti for his collaboration as a guest judge! Congratulations to the following finalists: “untitled” by…
  • Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest Winners!

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in another Photography 101 Series Photo Contest. This photo contest related to the concept of  Rule of Thirds, which refers to the placement of the main subject within the overall grid of the image in one of the for corners. Want to see what we mean? Browse the amazing submissions within the gallery of this competition and view perfect examples. A special thanks to all the photographers that voted for their favorite shots helping us find the following winners: Congratulations to Grand Jury Winner “When waves meet rocks”…
  • Monthly Pro Vol 2 Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:36 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in this Monthly Pro Photo Contest! the results are magnificent and we could not have done a better job than the photographers that voted helping us find the top 50 photos so the ViewBug team can select the following winners. Congratulations to all the participants! Congratulations to Grand Jury Winner “Colorless Palouse Falls” by joelk1983 Congratulations to Runner Up “The Speed of Flight” by SparkofHawaii Congratulations to Runner Up ”3 Strikes” by joshlipp Congratulations to Runner…
  • Experimental Angles Photo Contest Winners!

    admin
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    Another contest has ended and we have been blown away by the amazing quality and originality of the entries. The following images show experimental angles and the different perspectives shown in the contest submissions are awesome. We are excited to have such a talented guest judge for this contest, Emma Brabrook. Emma is based in South Wales, UK. She first got interested in photography many, many years ago, but she really got actively stuck into it five years ago. Emma loves teaching others more about photography and retouching and has a soft spot for beautiful landscape photographs. Her…
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*

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

    Neel
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    We are ready… with the 2014 edition of 30 Days to Better Food Photos. Are you up for the challenge? The 2014 Edition of 30 Days to Better Food Photos Starting Monday August 4th, for next 30 days, participants will receive one lesson everyday and an assignment. This course will teach you: How to Compose a Food Photo To Attract Audience Attention even if you nothing about food photography How to Create Your Food Story in Your Photograph from scratch How to Use Props to Achieve What you Want even if you don’t know what props to use How to Prepare for a Food Photo Shoot even if…
  • DMBLGiT 2 LFP

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

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

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

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

  • The Times They Are A-Changin’ (Podcast 432)

    Martin Bailey
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:23 pm
    The times they are a-changin’ and today, I’d like to relay a my thoughts about a recent chain of events compared to how I know I would have reacted years ago, and why I think it’s so important to adapt to the current state of the photography industry and adjust our perception of the real value of our images. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. To give you a little background, last week a friend on Twitter congratulated me on a blog post that when I checked was…
  • How to Make an Animated GIF in Photoshop (Podcast 431)

    Martin Bailey
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:22 am
    In this week’s podcast, I’m going to show you how to make an animated GIF in Photoshop from a series of photographs. This is a simple technique but seems to be somewhat hidden in the depths of Photoshop, so I hope this is useful for some of you. Here’s a brief run-down of the steps, but it will be much easier to just watch the video below. Select the images that you want to animate in Lightroom, then right-click and from the shortcut menu, select Edit > Open as Layers in Photoshop… To open the files directly in Photoshop select File > Automate >…
  • An Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Mobile (Podcast 430)

    Martin Bailey
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    This week I walk you through everything you need to know to get started with Adobe Lightroom Mobile on the iPad and iPhone. At first glace, you might think that Lightroom Mobile is a bit gimmicky, but it’s actually quite powerful, and is an excellent tool for showcasing your work for friends and family, and clients alike. I think Adobe have really hit it out of the park with this excellent addition to their Creative Cloud suits. The video says it all, so I won’t go into detail on Lightroom Mobile here, but I do just want to say that it’s impressive, and I hope you take the…
  • Are You Still in Beta? (Podcast 429)

    Martin Bailey
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:17 am
    Lately I’ve been thinking about where we are on our photographic journeys, and wondering if we ever really come out of beta. They say it takes 10,000 hours to really master something, but does that mean that you have to hide in a closet until you’ve done your time? Hell no! Let’s get our work out there, and learn from that experience too. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace, the all-in-one platform that makes it fast and…
  • Selling Fine Art Prints with Art Storefronts (Podcast 428)

    Martin Bailey
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:39 am
    Today we’re going to look at a new service for selling fine art prints, called Art Storefronts. Art Storefronts have built a ground-breaking system that enables you to set up a store and sell either self-fulfilled print orders, or have the prints created by Art Storefronts, and shipped right to your customers’ door without any intervention from you. I also have a discount code for you if you’d like to use Art Storefronts, so do listen to the end. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the…
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    Jim Brandenburg

  • Pic of the Week: Cape Buffalo and Glossy Starling

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

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

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

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

    Jayne H
    27 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    "This is one of those scenes that I think almost every canoe-country visitor wishes to come upon: to paddle around a point on a cool morning and find a moose, standing in the shallows, shrouded in morning mist and glowing with the light of the sunrise."~AlexRavenwood StudiosPic of the Week (June 27, 2014): NW588 Moose in Blue FogPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. For information on purchasing this, or any Brandenburg image, please visit…
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    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog

  • Get Sharper Fuji RAW Files with Capture One Pro 7

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

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

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

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

    Dan Bailey
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    With summer in full swing here in Alaska, I’ve been shooting a wide variety of subject matter, including landscapes, outdoor adventure, aviation and even some wildlife. Here are a few of my recent favorite shots and notes on how I … Continue reading →
 
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    burn magazine

  • This is Luis.

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

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

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

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

    burn magazine
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls ESSAY CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT Eugeni Gay Marín From Quantum Island play this essay   La Isla del Sol on Lake Titicaca is located at 3800m altitude. An old sacred place, legends say Manco Capac and Mamma Occlio departed from there to establish the city of Cusco and the Inca empire. Today it is inhabited by three Aymara communities. Two and a half hours by boat from the nearest town, it has remained relatively isolated…
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    1000 Words Photography Magazine Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Newport Walking Club

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

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

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

    8 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    One cool beach on the Central Oregon Coast is the Brian Booth State Park...formally "Ona Beach State Park".  It is almost 900 acres.It is located between Newport and Waldport. The Oregon Coast is in peek tourist time yet, there were, maybe only ten people on the beach...which was great!There wasn't a cloud in the sky however, there was a gentle fog rolling in that hampered visibility somewhat. It gave the beach a unique appearance which you'll see in some of the photos below.It was low tide. My guess is, by looking at the driftwood piled against the cliffs that, at high tide there isn't…
  • Yachats Coastal Gems Volkssport Club

    6 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    My wife and I had the privilege of walking with the Yachats Coastal Gems Volkssport Club on the first of July 2014.  The walk took place in South Beach (Newport, Oregon).I didn't count...maybe a dozen walkers, total. The walk started at the end of the pier in the first photo, in which my wife and I did the 5K versus the 7K walk, ending at the Oregon Coast Aquarium and looping back.Lots of things to see on your way. The pier is cool. You step out almost to the middle of the Yaquina Bay. You'll see people crabbing and fishing...maybe more crabbing.You walk past the main Rogue Brewery and…
 
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    ezprints Blog

  • ePHOTOzine’s Photo Of The Week Winner

    ezprints
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    ePHOTOzine’s Photo Of The Week Winner is a post from: ezprints Blog Find out why this week’s Photo of the Week was awarded the accolade. click below to read the full original post by the authorePHOTOzinehttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Ephotozine/~3/K5l9TAhRudc/ephotozine-s-photo-of-the-week-winner-25902
  • Samsung wearable technology into Trek Bicycles

    ezprints
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Samsung wearable technology into Trek Bicycles is a post from: ezprints Blog Samsung Electronics partners with Trek Bicycle : Samsung integrates leading wearable technology and fitness features into Trek Factory Racing Team and bikes, aiming to enrich the cycling experience for riders worldwide. Samsung announced a new global partnership with Trek Bicycle, a worldwide bicycle manufacturer. Samsung and Trek will join together to provide a better cycling experience for racers and casual cyclists, and support their healthy lifestyles and enjoyment of the sport. As part of the partnership,…
  • Iridient Developer 2.4.4

    ezprints
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Iridient Developer 2.4.4 is a post from: ezprints Blog Iridient Digital has released version 2.4.4 of Iridient Developer. Read more and comment » click below to read the full original post by the authorPhotography Blog – Newshttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/photographyblog/~3/0xGkfGSn884/story01.htm
  • You’ll Jump for the 2-in-1 Backup Battery and Power Cord

    ezprints
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    You’ll Jump for the 2-in-1 Backup Battery and Power Cord is a post from: ezprints Blog Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Your daily caffeine break is at 2pm sharp. Your phone seems to need a power boost, every time you want to shoot just a few more pix. Since phones don’t seem to have a taste for coffee, grab a Jump Cable, a tangle free charge cord and backup [...] click below to read the full original post by the authorPhotojojohttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Photojojo/~3/45sMXNTkXp4/
  • Get Award Winning Portrait Professional 12 With An Extra 15% Discount

    ezprints
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    Get Award Winning Portrait Professional 12 With An Extra 15% Discount is a post from: ezprints Blog ePHOTOzine readers can currently get an extra 15% discount on Portrait Professional 12 software. click below to read the full original post by the authorePHOTOzinehttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Ephotozine/~3/yp_X-ztkrf4/extra-15–off-portrait-professional-12—hurry–25903
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    Quotidian Photography by Jessica

  • Jessica and Mark - Baker Beach Anniversary Photography

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

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

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

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

    Jessica Mironov
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    How lucky are we to live right next to the vast Pacific Ocean? Sometimes I forget how lucky we are, and I don't make it out to the beach nearly as often as I'd like, but every time I do I realize yet again how majestic the ocean is, how constant and yet inconstant at the same time.These were taken a few weeks ago, so it must be time to make my way there again.*Interested in a film or digital portrait session? Please contact me for details!**Want to see more film? Check out all the Film Friday posts!*
 
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    Faded + Blurred

  • Five For Friday #119

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

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

    Jeffery Saddoris
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    When Seattle-based landscape photographer Patrick Murphy reached out to ask if we would be interested in sharing a recent project of his called North, it was his words, not his photographs, that first piqued my interest. Patrick wrote with passion and eloquence about what these places mean to him in a way that helped me to connect to the work on a deeper level than just seeing it cold. Rather than paraphrase what he wrote, I’d like to present it in its entirety so that you might experience the project in the same way I did. “I have a great passion for remote and barren…
  • On Taking Pictures #117: Reset The Mechanism

    Jeffery Saddoris
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    This week, using Garry Winogrand’s current retrospective as an example, we discuss what happens when practice means different, not necessarily better. Also, in a submission from a listener, we look at a list of 10 ways we may be making our lives harder than they have to be. How many are you guilty of? Plus, Magnum photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov is our Photographer of the Week. http://d.5by5.net/redirect.mp3/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2014/otp-117.mp3   Show Home on 5by5.tv   Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast RSS Feed Show Notes This week’s assignment on the On Taking Pictures…
  • She’s A Replicant, Isn’t She?

    Jeffery Saddoris
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Given that one of my favorite movies ever is Blade Runner, whenever I see an essay or article with the word “replicant” in the title, I can’t help but click. I don’t really know what I’m expecting to find – perhaps some long lost monologue by Roy Batty on the nature of existence seen through the grid of living a life knowing exactly the moment it will end that for whatever reason ended up on the cutting room floor. Then again, maybe I’m just looking for casting details on the upcoming sequel (or is it now a prequel?) to be helmed by Sir Ridley Scott.
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  • Top 10 Rules of Travel Photography

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

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

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

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

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

    Romanas Naryškin
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Yesterday, while thinking about the upcoming wedding that I have to shoot, I glanced at my trusty old D700. The rubber is coming off in places and needs to be glued back on, nothing serious. Two of the batteries that I have need replacing. The plastic screen protector has a few minor scratches on it, but would you expect anything else? No. Those are just minor signs of careful use. In every single way, it’s a damn good camera. And then I wondered, would I recommend it to a beginner looking for an affordable entry into the full-frame world? Oh yes, definitely. And it’s not the only…
  • Nikon vs Canon Dynamic Range

    Nasim Mansurov
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    After I have published my Canon 6D review, a number of our readers asked if there was a way to show a comparison between dynamic range performance of a Canon DSLR and and a Nikon DSLR side by side with image samples. Since the Canon 6D has the largest dynamic range in Canon’s line (higher than 5D Mark III), it was a good candidate for such a comparison. On the Nikon side, I used my Nikon D800E, since it has the same base ISO of 100. Since there was a brightness difference between the two cameras (as noted in the above-mentioned review), I compensated the shutter speed accordingly to…
  • Sensor Gel Stick Maintenance

    Nasim Mansurov
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:11 am
    The best part about the Sensor Gel Stick, is that it can be re-used over and over again and with normal use can last for a long time. But what happens if the gel tip gets less sticky overtime or potentially even completely lose the stickiness property? Some of our customers apparently use the product heavily (even some gear rentals companies use the Sensor Gel Stick) and one of our customers reached out to us asking what to do in such situations. I forwarded the email to our German manufacturer and the response I received was quite simple – just wash it! Apparently, you can safely wash…
  • Ted Kozak’s Photographic Stories

    Romanas Naryškin
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Talking to Tadas Kazakevičius (in case you are having a hard time spelling that, he’s just as well known as Ted Kozak), a young Lithuanian portraitist, was precisely one of those times when you think you have a million questions to ask. But then you meet him at a restaurant for a glass of cold bread kvass and a pizza only to realize you’ve suddenly forgotten all of them. What do you ask a person who’s work you admire so much, you think he’s one of the future classics of his generation? Where do you start? “Don’t be nervous”, he told me. “Why…
  • Colorado Fall Colors 2014 Workshop Schedule

    Nasim Mansurov
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Our fall workshops are coming up again this year, so after working out some accommodation and schedule details, we have decided to post a portion of the 2014 Photography Life workshop schedule – Colorado Fall Colors, which will take place on September 26-28 in San Juan Mountains of Colorado in Ridgway / Telluride area. We have reworked the workshop program for this year and we are happy to say that this workshop will bring the best experience in terms of not only learning the art of landscape photography, but also vacationing in one of the most picturesque locations in the world.2014…
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  • Maine Osprey Video - Fishing 2014

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

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

    Nikographer
    5 Jul 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Maryland Osprey Mom and Chick...This is my favorite nest/pair.  They are so used to people being around due to the high traffic, but it is a private area and there are no other photographers.Here are a couple photos from the years past.Original content posted at http://natureandwildlifephotography.blogspot.com/Nikographer.com / Jon
  • 2 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm

    Nikographer
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Happy Birthday America!The above photo was shot from below the Carillon, to the south of the Iwo Jima Memorial in Virginia.Here's a post about my fireworks experience a few years ago: dc-fireworks-july-4th-2010.htmlOriginal content posted at http://natureandwildlifephotography.blogspot.com/Nikographer.com / Jon
  • FoCal - Focus Adjustments on D4 part 1

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

  • Prioritizing My Work Day

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

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

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

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:42 pm
    She didn't really want to be at a bar that night. Against her will, Meredith accompanied friends for drinks at watering hole in Santa Monica. In the crowded room, she spotted one guy whose piercing blue eyes and wide smile made her bold. So bold Meredith made eye-contact a few times, a physical sign that--yes--she was interested. A few days later, they went on their first date. For two months, Meredith and Brian spent their time enjoy the food, energy, and lifestyle in Los Angeles, but it ended when Brian's job relocated him to Chicago. Much to Meredith's chagrin, they broke up, but whenever…
  • Tips for Getting Enough Time for Wedding Photos

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:29 am
    Dear Jasmine, How do you handle it when a bride wants a lot of couple photos but the groom don't care that much and even begin to be annoyed by those?It happened to me and they chose me as a wedding photographer and now it's like I have to beg them to have a picture... Also, how would you calm them down when they start having an argument about it? It really killed me and my inspiration, it made me feel next to nothing and I certainly don't want to document two people fighting on their wedding day... Sincerely, Caught in the Middle Dear Caught in the Middle, Being center to an argument is…
 
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  • View 336: Street Hockey Kids

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Black and white presets for Lightroom 4 To get the full power of LR4, it’s very useful to use specific presets  (with LR4 image processing 2012). Because of the new “image processing algorithm”, LR3 presets can be use but maybe not give you the result you want ! Remember one thing, when you use a LR3 preset, the little button let you update the old preset to the new version (if you press this little button, you will be able to convert your preset). But when you apply the update with the new version, you will most likely see some difference between the old…
  • Best Boudoir photography

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

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

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

  • Brides: Don’t let this happen to you.

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

    G.E. Masana
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    Lands End Wedding ceremony: st. agnes cathedral reception: land’s end, sayville The post Lands End Wedding | Sayville, Long Island Wedding Photographers appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • Couples Photography

    G.E. Masana
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    Working on my Fine Art Black & White and Ethereal Portrait portfolios for my engagement photography, so here are some recent entries. Got some more ideas I need to try out. Are you engaged? Want to model for my portfolio? Go here: Engagement Giveaway. The post Couples Photography appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • Palace at Somerset Park Wedding | new jersey wedding photographer

    G.E. Masana
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:36 pm
    in the words of Nadiyah and Charles Here’s something I discovered about love… True love conquers all! True love can overcome life’s hurdles. While planning my wedding I lost my job and Charlie has truly stuck by me in everyway and even though this is a setback financially and emotionally, I am still able to get my dream wedding! A kiss I couldn’t forget was…  My first kiss with Charlie. He kissed me on my forehead first. And then he kissed my lips. Craziest thing that happened to us… While Vacationing in the Dominican Republic last year our cab driver was…
  • Ethereal Engagement Portrait in NYC

    G.E. Masana
    5 Jul 2014 | 11:29 am
    He’s been dead for 97 years but his spirit lives on in my photographs. He was an English painter known for working in the Pre-Raphaelite style. His art touched on mythology and legend. And today, John William Waterhouse’s work is on display at several major British art galleries. His painting were ethereal. And as I grew up sketching and painting, his work influenced me. And now I believe it shows in my engagement portrait photography. So it’s not the typical “here we are in the streets of NYC holding an umbrella” picture that the average everyday photographer…
 
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    Italy Wedding Photographer | Rochelle Cheever

  • Roman Romance

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

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

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

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

    Rochelle
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:35 am
    Jennifer and Curtis had their a surprise destination engagement around Rome. They both met and live in California. They had planned a trip to Italy last fall and decided to have a “couple- photography – session” on the trip. During their session, Curtis literally proposed to Jennifer. It was a surprise both to Jennifer & me. Auguri Jennifer & Curtis!                        
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  • Announcing… 30 Days to Better Food Photos – 2014 Edition

    Neel
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    We are ready… with the 2014 edition of 30 Days to Better Food Photos. Are you up for the challenge? The 2014 Edition of 30 Days to Better Food Photos Starting Monday August 4th, for next 30 days, participants will receive one lesson everyday and an assignment. This course will teach you: How to Compose a Food Photo To Attract Audience Attention even if you nothing about food photography How to Create Your Food Story in Your Photograph from scratch How to Use Props to Achieve What you Want even if you don’t know what props to use How to Prepare for a Food Photo Shoot even if…
  • DMBLGiT 2 LFP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rick Ricozzi
    9 May 2014 | 5:34 am
    This months Story Of A House article in Salt Magazine featured a really special and unique home. I have had the chance to see and tour many styles of homes, but never had I been inside a geodesic dome dwelling. Until now. When Senior Editor Ashley Wahl informed me that the photo shoot would be of a domed structure I became intrigued and excited. Most of the domed structures I had read about were usually set somewhere in the woods, mountains or even a meadow. You know the setting. Isolated, primitive, even completely off the grid. So when Ashley told me we were photographing one that was…
 
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  • 2014 American Road “The Birds” Photo Contest: Submit Entries Before 11:59 P.M. US Eastern Time on Sept.30

    photoxels
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Enter The American Road® “The Birds” Photo Contest. “Send us your favorite “Birds” themed road trip photo! Photographs must incorporate the theme of “Birds.” For example, photos can be live birds, plastic flamingos, winged roadside sculptures–whatever: If it has wings and feathers, it flies!” American Road magazine Prizes A Grand Prize winner will receive a prize package including US $300,and his/her winning photograph will be published in American Road magazine. A panel of American Road staff will select a finalist from all eligible entries based on the…
  • Pompidoo Lima Camera Bag Is Stylishly Functional And Perfect To Carry Your Mirrorless Camera

    photoxels
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    Under the tag line “We make functional things stylish,” the 4 Pompidoo girls have struck again with another camera bag for women photographers that not only looks unabashedly elegant, luxurious and stylish but stays solidly functional. The new Pompidoo Lima Camera Bag features two padded, removable dividers to hold 1) a compact camera, 2) a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera or a mid-sized DSLR, with lens attached, and 3) one additional lens. Additionally, it contains 4) a cellphone pocket, 5) an inside zipper pocket to hold keys, personal items or money, and 6) slots for…
  • FEARLESS: How Women In India Are Speaking Out Against Rape Culture Through Photos And Illustrations

    photoxels
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:02 pm
    It is not easy to speak out against a culture of rape and misogyny, but many in India have done so. Shilo Shiv Suleman, an “llustrator, Animator, Storyteller,” started a Facebook site to do just that and have invited people around the world to contribute to “Fearless”, the poster collective to make their voices heard. “Fearless”, the poster collective Posters made by a host of illustrators and designers from across India and more that AFFIRM fearless femininity. While we need to keep sharing these links and letting these stories be heard so that it remains…
  • Gentec News: New Compact series from Manfrotto sets the benchmark for entry-level tripods and monopods

    photoxels
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Manfrotto has announced a new line of compact tripods especially targeted to the mirrorless and light DSLR cameras. The Manfrotto Compact series tripods and monopods come in a range of colours. The Compact Light is the lightest tripod, perfect as a travel companion. The Compact Action is targeted to both movie makers and photo enthusiasts; it has a joystick head with scroll-wheel locking to ensure stability and is available in black, white and red. The Compact Advanced is able to handle entry level DSLR’s with lenses up to 200mm; it offers independent pan, tilt and level controls for…
  • Sponsored Video: Samsonite Biz Backpacks

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  • Film: The Great Equalizer

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

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

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

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

    Austin
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:13 am
    The famous spiral staircase at the Vatican Museum. Photographed with a 15mm (full frame equivalent)I just returned from Italy and I’m slowly coming out of my food induced coma with a bit of jet lag mixed in for good measure.  The trip was fantastic; we had great food, beautiful scenery, lovely people, and of course I now have tons of images to process. I’m currently working on getting caught up on some chapters for my new Travel and Street Photography book, but I wanted to take a few minutes to share a few images from photographing the Vatican. Cameras were allowed in many places…
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  • How to Take Brilliant Photographs of Fireworks

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jason Row
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Many years ago, I was in Manaus, the humid, bustling city in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. There I was chatting with a local guy and asked him which exotic place he would love to travel to. His answer, and this might surprise you as much as it did me, was Wales. If you step back and think about it, its not strange at all, Wales is about as different from Amazonia as it is possible to get. With this in mind, today we are going to take a look at photographing your home city through new eyes. One of the things we often say about the cities that we live in is that we rarely go out…
  • Master the Art of Panning With These 9 Useful Tips

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Panning is a technique where you pan your camera to follow the motion of your subject and render motion blur to the background but capture the subject sharp (see the example below). While it sounds quite easy, it often takes a little bit of practice to master. If you’ve been trying to do a good panning shot, but have found it a difficult challenge for you, the following tips should prove helpful. Photo by danichro Slow Shutter Speed - This is probably the most important aspect when it comes to panning photography. The goal is to create motion, so you’ll need a slower shutter…
  • 10 Critical Assumptions That Can Devastate Your Artistic Goals

    William Petruzzo
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Every single one of us holds assumptions. They are part of being human. We assume there won’t be too much traffic on the way home from work, or that there will be way too much. We assume it will be hard to find a partner, or that it will be exceedingly easy. We assume that we’ll be able to pull the details out of the sky, or we assume that the camera doesn’t have enough dynamic range. Assumptions are cognitive shortcuts based on patterns. Human beings are pattern-matchers. We find patterns everywhere we can, and then use them to take cognitive shortcuts. Broken windows don’t mean the…
  • 5 Simple Ways to Manage Your Photos While Traveling

    Jason Row
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Travelling with your camera is one of the great pleasures in life. Capturing the sights and emotions of far flung cultures is a great way of learning and understanding the world around you. When you are travelling, photography seems somehow easier, you take more images and often lose the self consciousness that you may have at home. However, with this glut of new shots, how can you manage them whilst on the move? I am sure many of us have experienced the pain of a failed card or drive, a pain that would be intensified if it were to happen on a trip of a lifetime. So what are your options?
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  • Removing Glare with a Circular Polarizer Filter

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

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

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

    Nicole S. Young
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:40 pm
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus.com I share a lot of “behind the lens” photographs on my Instagram page, and one of the questions I get most frequently is “what’s that thing on top of your camera?”. The answer is that it’s the Canon GPE-12, a small GPS device that sits on the hotshoe of my canon 5D Mark III. When turned on, it logs the information and embeds it directly into the metadata of my photograph, making it possible to view where each photograph was taken in software or on photo-sharing websites. This image, originally shared on…
  • Perfection is Overrated

    Nicole S. Young
    5 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    Art is an expression. We create things because we feel something inside of us that just has to make something, find beauty, and then sit back and admire it in all its glory. The most difficult thing about creating is knowing when to stop, knowing when your sculpture or photograph or painting is finished. In our eyes, we want it to be perfect. The thing is, when it comes to art, the word “perfect” can only be defined by the artist creating the work. A person can have perfect grammar, or maybe they can get a perfect score on a math test. But create a perfect work of art? The photo…
 
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  • Eagle Owl Coming Into Land by Ceri Jones

    Matt Bennett
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:54 am
    Eagle Coming Into Land by Ceri Jones Well done to Ceri Jones, whose image Eagle Owl Coming Into Land has been nominated as the Picture Of The Week on the Digital Photographer website. It’s just such a dramatic shot, it caught our attention immediately and seemed an obvious choice. Don’t forget, if you’d like to see one of your images be named the star image on the DP website, simply register and create your gallery today! It’s quick and easy to do!
  • Give skies more drama using photoshop

    laurenscott
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:22 am
    A great sky can help make a great landscape photograph. Though even when the sky looks good to the eye, the camera just doesn’t always do it justice. You may well have been frustrated by this yourself and despite using ND grads, the sky just doesn’t have the impact you had hoped for. Photoshop can be used to create a digital ND graduated filter. 1. Open your image into Photoshop 2. Quick Mask mode Enter quick mask mode, usually found at the bottom of the toolbox 3. Gradient Tool Once quick mode has been entered, you’re ready to apply the gradient. 4. Check the gradient Select…
  • Prepare your photos correctly for print and web

    Matt Bennett
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Start image Print Step 1 - Edit then bring up Image Size Print Step 1 Increasing an image to a large format for print will show up any tiny blemishes already present in your photo, so it’s important to eradicate as much Noise as possible (Filter> Noise> reduce Noise, or by individual Colour Channel as described previously), and to Sharpen your image, then make all other edits required. Print Step 2 - Set up your image Print Step 2 Check that all three boxes at the base of the image Size palette are checked. Make sure your resolution is at least 300 pixels/inch, then add in your…
  • How to use Content Aware Fill in Photoshop

    Matt Bennett
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    Before After The Content-Aware Fill was brand new in Photoshop CS5. It allows you to remove areas within your image without any noticeable flaws. The tool can be used as a fill or combined with the Spot Healing Brush and uses pixels from the surrounding areas to fill the unwanted objects or space. Occasionally bad pixels from these areas are sampled, but you can simply select them with the Lasso tool and fill again to erase. Here’s a quick guide to putting it into practice. Step 1 – Create a selection t0 fill Step 1 - Create a selection to fill Open up an image which is need of…
  • How to adjust contrast in Photoshop

    Matt Bennett
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    Low contrast Correct contrast Contrast refers to the amount of black and white within an image. Low contrast basically results from a lack of strong black and/or white tones within an image. With everything in the image equating to a midtone, the image can end up looking dull and flat. High contrast, on the other hand, means the black and white values are too high and there is little graduation between these two extremes. Photoshop’s image-editing features are amazing. There are several different ways to adjust the contrast in your photos, one suitable for all ability levels. There are…
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  • Our Trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for World Cup 2014

    Lauren Lim
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last week we got back from our adventure to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for World Cup 2014. We’re still trying to catch up on sleep, and Max is still waking up on Rio time (4am, ouch!). But more than anything, we still have Rio on the brain. This city really stole our hearts. Here’s a quick peek at some of our shots!And stay tuned, because soon I’ll be sharing our experience with the Sony RX100 that we used, tips for taking photos while traveling, and even some thoughts on traveling with a toddler! Plus more photos, woo!For now, a little look at Rio through our lens…We…
  • We’re Heading To Rio With (Only) The Sony RX100 III

    Lauren Lim
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    When our close friends asked us if we wanted to join them in Rio de Janeiro for World Cup 2014 we didn’t hesitate – a good adventurer always says yes to a once-in-a-lifetime experience.But as we got closer and closer to the trip, and started to actually try to figure out the logistics, we were faced with a challenge.This trip is going to be an incredible photographic opportunity, and we want to be able to take great shots. But Rio is well known for street theft (particularly during big events), and carrying around a big, expensive camera would make us a prime target. With our toddler in…
  • How To Prepare For A Photography Trip

    Lauren Lim
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:22 pm
    In less than one week we will be getting on a plane to go to Brazil, to watch the end of World Cup 2014 in Rio de Janeiro. (!!!)But even though the trip is still a ways away, we’ve already been preparing for weeks, especially when it comes to the photography side of things.There’s not much that’s more exciting as a photographer than the prospect of going off on a great adventure, camera in hand. New places, new sights, new experiences – all yours to document and preserve.But getting ready for a trip can be a daunting task: choosing the right gear, making sure you pack…
  • 10 Mistakes You Need To Make When Learning Photography

    Lauren Lim
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Mistakes are powerful learning experiences. As much as they feel like a failure, they are, in fact, growth in progress.And for that reason, making mistakes as you learn photography is just a natural part of the process of developing as a shooter.Here are 10 mistakes that many photographers make. They are ones that we’ve made ourselves – some of them, multiple times. So chances are you’ll face these yourself at some point.And as much as they are learning experiences, they are not going to teach you the “right” way to do things. Instead, they will help you figure out who you are…
  • New Retouching Tutorial + A Sweet Contest!

    Lauren Lim
    18 Jun 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Hey friends!I have exciting news for you today! We’ve just launched a brand spankin’ new tutorial designed to help you get serious retouching skills, fast! It’s called Really Easy Retouching and I’m so excited to get to share it with you!Retouching can add a level of polish to your photos that you simply can’t get any other way. But finding good retouching resources that don’t bog you down in weeks worth of detail can be hard to find.That’s why I’ve created this tutorial. I want to help you get the skills you need to do simple, natural…
 
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  • Photo Essay: On Shauna, by Sean Lee

    IPA
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:15 pm
    For three years, between 2007 and 2009, I was a sometime woman called Shauna. I’d inhabited the persona of a ladyboy.Related Posts:Photo Essay: The Garden, by Sean LeePhoto Essay: On The Toes, by James DuongPhoto Essay: Modal Istanbul, by Benedicte GuillonPhoto Essay: Re-visioning, by Christian LamPhoto Essay: Serangoon Singapore as it is, by Frido…(Visited 1,897 times, 1,897 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: From A Barren Land, by Sadia Marium

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    20 Jul 2014 | 6:36 pm
    The village, situated in Madaya Township, is locally known as the resettlement village for the leprosy affected people. I was introduced to the friends of Daw Khin Than, in the village.Related Posts:Photo Essay: The Ex-Patients, by Quinn Ryan MattinglyPhoto Essay: Sichuan Orphans: Five years on, by Sam WongPhoto Essay: Land Ends, by Andri TambunanPhoto Essay: Pokrovka, by Alexandra DemenkovaPhoto Essay: Vanishing Existence, by Kosuke Okahara(Visited 801 times, 600 visits today)
  • IPA Mentorship Program September: Scholarship Grant – Call For Applications

    IPA
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:05 pm
    We are offering one Scholarship Grant to the IPA Mentorship Program in September. APPLICATION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, 10TH AUGUST 2014.Related Posts:IPA Mentorship Program July: Scholarship Grant – Call For…IPA Mentorship Program: Scholarship Grant – Call For…Finding Vision & Voice: Updates from the IPA Mentorship4 New IPA Scholarship Grants AwardedPhoto Projects from the IPA Labs & new Mentorship…(Visited 1,095 times, 447 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Xayabouri Dam, by Ore Huiying

    IPA
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Mekong River, flowing through China, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, is home to the world's largest inland fishery and hosts a treasure trove of biodiversity.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Blue Yamuna, by Jerome LorieauPhoto Essay: Carnival Of Life at the River Ganges, by Kevin…Photo Essay: Indrawati River Story, by Arfun AhmedPhoto Essay: Bedok Reservoir, by Kevin WY LeePhoto Essay: Hinduism – A Way Of Life, by Shome Basu(Visited 703 times, 126 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Indigenous Transitions, by Hannah Reyes

    IPA
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    By IPA Alumni Hannah Reyes, Indigenous Transitions is a story of indigenous customs and traditions in Philippines and of change and passage. Related Posts:Journeys by IPA Workshop Alumni: Hannah Reyes + Peera…Spotlight: Journeys by IPA Workshop Alumni5 IPA Workshop Grants awarded to Malaysia, Vietnam,…Photo Essay: Against All Odds, by Andri TambunanBANGKOK Haiku – Street Photography from Asia’s City…(Visited 1,226 times, 91 visits today)
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  • feeling light and easy as Summer does

    Karsten
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
      … looking into the bright blue sky smiling in the sun a balmy breeze caressing the tiny hairs on the body feeling the heat on the skin time to play, time to have fun enjoying the season of the year   Have a wonderful Summer everyone.   Camera: ILCE-7R Taken: 2014/05/30 ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • rain drops in the Summer

    Karsten
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    We had quite a lot of rain during the last days. Everything is soaked, the fields and paths are full of puddles. Cereals lying flat on the ground, rotting. In the southern hemisphere I would think that the rainy season started. iPhone 5S / Lightroom 5 Aperture: ƒ/2.2 Camera: iPhone 5s Taken: 2014/07/08 Focal length: 4.12mm ISO: 32 Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • A lonely mushroom in the Summer.

    Karsten
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    Aperture: ƒ/3.2 Camera: DSC-RX1 Taken: 2014/06/21 Focal length: 35mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • By The Sea

    Karsten
    25 Jun 2014 | 7:12 am
    Scenes from the North Sea in November 2013. This was my first attempt to shoot videos with the iPhone 5S. After I read and watched Philip Bloom’s ‘Review of the ‘iPhone 5S 120FPS super slow motion’ I was hooked to the new slo-mo feature which I used quite extensively in this video. Later I had to learn that the iPhone doesn’t record slo-mo videos at 720p. Anyhow… for such a small gadget the results are pretty satisfying. iPhone 5S / iMovie
  • the quiet street

    Karsten
    19 Jun 2014 | 9:25 am
    Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: DSC-RX1 Taken: 2013/08/04 Focal length: 35mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/400s
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  • Weekly Post: THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn KetchumThis is the story of my first major commission and book, THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS (Aperture, 1985). In 1984, #StephenShore, #WilliamClift and I received a 2-year commission from the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund to photograph the #HudsonRiverValley. This blog tells the tale of the book, with many photos not seen before. Enjoy!Monday, July 28, 2014THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS #95HUDSON RIVER #95: The unique #biodiversity of the #HudsonRiverValley is created by the huge tidal flux from the #Atlantic that travels nearly…
  • Weekly Post: CHINA Travels Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Traveling in CHINA Since 1985 by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. Earthwatch was one organization that allowed foreigners to visit China without going through too much red-tape. These photographs are a first glimpse into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. Friday, July 25,…
  • Weekly Post: SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Friday, July 25, 2014SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #22SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient #22 -…
  • Weekly Post: SUZHOU, 1985-to the present by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. Thursday, July 24, 2014Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present,…
  • Weekly Post: SILK ROAD - Embroideries of Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Silk Road - Embroideries of Robert Glenn KetchumThe city of Suzhou, China, produced China's most beautiful silk and silk embroidery practiced by generational families for 3,000 years. My purpose in going to China starting in the mid-1980's was to turn my photographs into textiles, and this is my story. ~Robert Glenn KetchumThursday, July 24, 2014Silk Road - Embroideries #79SILK ROAD #79: Besides the amazing random stitching done to create the branches in the forest, two stitches in particular were used in this #embroidery that we had never used before; one of those stitches was…
 
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    obviousstate.com

  • The Paris Journal Stockists

    Nichole Robertson
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Many of you wrote to ask about picking up print copies of The Paris Journal locally, and we just shipped the first round to our stockists. We’re honored that the following fine bookstores and retailers have added The Paris Journal to their shops. Check our stockists page for a full list of retailers who carry […]
  • Embracing Paris’ Summer Pace

    Nichole Robertson
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    Slow. Real slow. Summer is the best time to be a flaneur in Paris. It’s also the best time to stop and smell the geraniums. Or stop and do nothing. While you’re at it, eat two tarts simply because you can’t decide between the raspberry and the strawberry. Soak up twilight. Open the cherry red […]
  • Paris in July

    Nichole Robertson
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    It’s July, and we’re going to Paris. By we, I mean a group of fellow writers. And you, of course if you want to come along for the ride. Paris in July – a month long celebration of Paris – is in its fifth year, and the co-hosts Karen, Tamara, Vicki, Bellezza and Adria have […]
  • Luxembourg Gardens in Green

    Nichole Robertson
    10 Jun 2014 | 7:40 am
    Thanks to late spring rains, the grass was bright and lush. Perfect for kicking back.
  • In Stock! The Paris Journal Print Copies

    Nichole Robertson
    5 Jun 2014 | 8:23 am
    Our print copies of The Paris Journal are here! A huge shout out to Hemlock Printers who did a fantastic job. The linen cover and beautiful matte paper are lush, and we’ve admittedly been fondling them since they arrived. We promise not to molest your copy. Signed copies are available here. And unsigned copies on Amazon. We’re […]
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    The Art of Photography

  • Episode 195 :: Developing C-41 Color Film

    26 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    This episode is going to act as a primer for developing C-41 color negative film. As I mention in the video, I’ve never done this myself, so we’re going to be doing this together. I’ve ordered all my supplies and this week I’ll be working with them for the next video. I’ve compiled a list of everything you will need. This covers all film formats. If you need to do large format sheet film, you’ll need some tanks and frames for dipping your film. I would not suggest starting out with large format as its very difficult to keep your temperatures consistent. Learn with roll film then…
  • Episode 194 :: Andre Kertesz Polaroids

    19 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    In this episode, we'll take a look at André Kertész - in particular a body of Polaroids that were taken later in his life. I think this collection is not only outstanding but is a beautiful amalgamation of personal growth and artistic maturing for Kertesz.
  • New Beginnings

    18 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    We'll here's the important announcement. I really hope you like where we are headed. I'm now going to do this show full time. Thank YOU for watching and all of your support - no matter how big or small.
  • Episode 193 :: Weegee

    12 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Arthur Fellig (aka Weegee) was born in 1899. Born in the Ukraine, he immigrated to the United States at the age of 10. After working as an assistant to various commercial photographers and darkrooms, Weegee decided to pave his own career path as a freelance news photographer. He would hang out in police stations around Manhattan. When a crime call would come over the scanner, he'd literally race the cops to the scene so that he could photograph in as much a raw state as possible - creating photos that were raw and had a "hot off the press" look. Weegee's work reached much further than just…
  • Episode 192 :: Bruno Barbey

    5 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Born in 1941, Bruno Barbey has had a significant career as a photographer and film maker. He is most notable for his work with Magnum acting both as a photojournalist and as a leading member in several different capacities. His work has documented life and culture in countries as diverse as Nigeria, Vietnam, the Middle East, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Northern Ireland, Iraq, Turkey and Kuwait On Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/tedforbes/bruno-barbey/ Website: http://www.brunobarbey.com/ Sponsors: Lynda.com Learn what you want, when you want, with access to thousands of high-quality and…
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    Tarun Chandel's Photoblog

  • Indira Gandhi Memorial

    Tarun Chandel
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:57 pm
    1 Safadarjung Road Delhi - Indira Gandhi Memorial Indira Gandhi Memorial, New Delhi Indira Gandhi with Priyanka Gandhi Indira Gandhi US in silhouette, New Delhi Indira Gandhi's Letter to Mahatama, New Delhi Bangladesh Free Banks Nationalised Indira Gandhi Study Room Indira Gandhi Last Saree, New Delhi Indira Gandhi walking, where she was shot Last Steps - Indira Gandhi Memorial, New DelhiTarun Chandel
  • Kharghar Heights Navi Mumbai

    Tarun Chandel
    6 May 2014 | 6:07 pm
    It often happens that people with good eyesight fail to see what is right in front of them. They have too much to take in, I suppose.- Ruskin BondKharghar Heights Navi MumbaiTarun Chandel
  • Freedom

    Tarun Chandel
    4 May 2014 | 6:03 pm
    सुबह की किरणो को रोकें जो सलाखें है कहाँजो खायालों पे पहरे डाले वोह आँखें है कहाँपर खुलने की देरी है परिंदे उड़ के चूमेंगेअसमानआज़ादियान, मांगे ना कभी मिले जो छीने वही जीले- उड़ानTarun Chandel
  • Museum are fun places

    Tarun Chandel
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Museums are fun places, the reason I say that is it gives me a feeling of time travel. It makes me marvel at the things that we take for granted in our day to day life. Like the phone that I have in my hand and through which I am writing this post. It is a small powerful device but I have had my moments of frustration with it: slow response, hanging up, bad connections, and many more. Yet I wonder what would the users of the phones that I saw in the museum would feel about this phone. Or even how cumbersome it would have been if I had to use such phones. Old fixed line phone. Probably needed…
  • Safdarjung Tomb, Delhi

    Tarun Chandel
    3 Feb 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Right at the corner of the Safdarjung Road, in New Delhi, sits this quiet tomb of Safdarjung. I guess it must be the reason for the road to be called Safdarjung Road. There are chances that you will miss it if you are not looking for it. Believe me that in itself is a blessing in Delhi. Since it is not crowded like other tourist places in Delhi, you can visit this tomb at your leisure. Take your time to notice the architectural details or just relax as visiting places in Delhi will tire you.Safdarjung Tomb, DelhiSafdarjung Tomb, Delhi Safdarjung Tomb, DelhiTarun Chandel
 
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    c h r o m a s i a

  • the silence of the sea

    djn1@chromasia.com
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    I think I could probably sit and watch the sea for a very long time. capturedcameraapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 4.09pm on 24/7/14 Fujifilm X100S f/8.0 1/850 aperture priority +1.0 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC 2014 none 2x1
  • summer afternoon 2014 #2

    djn1@chromasia.com
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Another shot from yesterday afternoon. capturedcameraapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 4.40pm on 24/7/14 Fujifilm X100S f/8.0 1/400 aperture priority +1.7 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC 2014 none minor rotation
  • summer afternoon 2014

    djn1@chromasia.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    I've had the X100S for quite a few weeks now but today was the first chance I've had to really put it through its paces. I'm impressed so far :) capturedcameraapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 3.58pm on 24/7/14 Fujifilm X100S f/8.0 1/1600 aperture priority +1.0 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC 2014 none minor transformation
  • heading for the shore

    djn1@chromasia.com
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
    Taken last November, on the ferry from Masirah island to mainland Oman. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 10.52am on 21/11/2013 Sony SLT-A99 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss T* 16mm f/8 1/500 aperture priority -0.7 evaluative 100 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC 2014 none 2x1
  • atlas triptych

    djn1@chromasia.com
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    Here's another triptych: a shot of an old Atlas bicycle that I came across in Dubai last November.
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    The New Camera

  • Olympus E-M10 Recommended Lenses

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    The camera features 16.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor combined with TruePic VII image processor, the camera can also record Full HD videos, The EM-10 uses FAST autofocus system that utilizes a contrast-detection focusing point to acquire AF quickly, You can also shoot images at 8fps at full resolution…  the camera comes with a 3 axis Continue reading Olympus E-M10 Recommended LensesRelated Posts:Olympus Announces 17mm F1.8 Micro Four Thirds LensOlympus announces three new lenses with E-M10 CameraNew Olympus Micro Four Thirds LensesNikon D3300 Recommended LensesNikon D5300 Recommended…
  • Pentax K-3 Prestige vs Pentax K-3

    admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    Pentax K-3 Prestige just announced by Pentax few days ago, the camera features same core specification as the Pentax K-3 DSLR, take a look at the the comparison sheet below Finally there is no difference present in the core specification of both the camera, The Limited Edition K-3 Prestige DSLR will cost you approx $1400 at Continue reading Pentax K-3 Prestige vs Pentax K-3Related Posts:Pentax Announced Limited Edition K-3 Prestige DSLR cameraPentax K-3 in Sliver Edition + GripPentax K30 Kit UK Price Leaked – 699 PoundsFour new pentax DSLRs by March, 2013Pentax Full Frame Rumors
  • Canon 7D DSLR Discontinued

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
    Screen grab from Amazon We already published the news few days ago that Canon removed the MAP (Minimum advertised price) pricing from Canon 7D, that’s why the 7D body is was available at $300 less at adoramasee here, finally all the major online stores Discontinued the Canon 7D EOS DSLR camera. Continue reading Canon 7D DSLR DiscontinuedRelated Posts:Canon 7D Mark II Coming on September 5, 2014Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400 Successor Coming on…Canon 7D Mark II Coming on August 2014Canon 7D will be discontinued soon [Rumor]Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon SX60 HS Coming Soon
  • Pelican Makes Light Field Camera Module For Smartphones

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    Sample Image #1 Captured with Pelican Camera module Just like Lytro camera Pelican managed to develop small light-field camera modules for smartphone, the smartphone camera module consist of a thin array of miniature cameras, each small camera composed of tiny sensor and lens, all these are very small in size. Sample Continue reading Pelican Makes Light Field Camera Module For SmartphonesRelated Posts:Nokia 16-lens array camera phone coming in 2014Toshiba announces dual camera module for smartphonesSharp ultra thin 12.1MP CMOS camera with Optical IS for…Sony First Curved Sensor Based…
  • Nikon D810 at DXOMark Lab

    admin
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Nikon D810 score published by the DXOMark lab today, the camera overall score is bit better than the Nikon D800E camera but the low light score of Nikon D800E is still better than the newly announced Nikon D810 camera. As we can see that Sony A7R having the same sensor scores bit low score and 5D Continue reading Nikon D810 at DXOMark LabRelated Posts:Sony A7r at DXOMark LabCanon 1DX DxOMark Score [Rumor]Sony A99 at DxOMark LabCanon 1D X DxOMark Score :(Nikon D800E at DxOMark Lab
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    PHOTO CONTEST INFORMATION

  • Win Sony RX100 Camera

    admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:17 pm
    EXPOSE YOURSELF with Scott Kelby is the new photo contest from InMyBag.net, celebrating them now being a fully fledged photography magazine. In addition to featuring awesome photographers and their kit, we put a strong emphasis on including additional value – it could be a tip, a mini tutorial or geneOpen to Allral advice. Essentially, we’re […]
  • ENDING SOON: Ozone Zone International Photo Salon 2014

    admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Ozone Zone International Photo Salon 2014 Themes: COLOUR open, MONOCHROME open. 2014 Special Theme: HAPPINESS. Salon’s goal is to promote fine, artistic photography with a positive message, highlighting the beauty of our world and positive changes. Open to all photographers world-wide. Eligibility: Open to all This is the second year of this Canadian-organized photo competition […]
  • World In Focus Travel Photo Contest 2014

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Participate in the world in focus Travel Photography Contest, the winner will get $2000 as cash prize, yes the contest does have entry fee and last date of submission is October 09, 2014 PDN presents the World In Focus Travel Photo Contest 2014 Eligibility: Worldwide 18+ Catergories: TRAVEL PORTRAITS OUTDOOR SCENES SENSE OF PLACE SPONTANEOUS […]
  • Gardeners World Magazine photo Contest 2014

    admin
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Each entrant whose photo is published in the magazine will win a £10 National Garden Gift Voucher. And the reader whose photo we judge to be the best overall will win a Nikon D5300 camera and 18-55mm VR lens, worth £829.99. The easy-to-use digital SLR camera encourages you to get creative with your photography. With […]
  • The World We Live in Photography Contest 2014

    admin
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Photos of a young child playing with the neighbour’s dog, birds flying low over the lake at dawn, the impressive architecture of the CN Tower, a stranger strolling down the street, a flower, an insect, a table set for dinner… Look around at any moment, and you’ll see that photographic opportunities are everywhere. Whether you’re […]
 
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    van der Valk Photography » Blog

  • Barrett Family

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    I’ve known this family for just over a year now. The dad and I crew together at RCM-SAR and we spend considerable amount of time training on the water. The mom and my wife have play dates often with the little ones and get to talking, which is how this evening began last week. They saw a few of our shots we did for the girls birthdays at the training centre in East Sooke. A place with lots of trees and grassy fields and loved the outcome of those images, so naturally they thought it would be a great location for them to have a family shoot. Paul is very much like me, prefers to be…
  • Easter Photo Session with Kids

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:51 pm
    We saw some great weather this past weekend. The trees are starting to bud, lawns and grasses need to be cut and the flowers, the flowers around Victoria and Sooke are in full bloom! At least these patches of Daffodils in East Sooke. Heading to the old Glenairley property, which is now owned by RCM-SAR, allowed me to get the early evening light that I was hoping for with the kids. Dressed in their new yellow Easter dresses and armed with Easter eggs, we laid down a small blanket between patches of Daffodils growing between the grasses. The light couldn’t have been any better. The kids…
  • Real Estate Head Shot

    admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:04 pm
    I’ve known Blair for a few years now. He is one of the developers of Woodland Creek, a nice new residential family subdivision in the heart of Sooke and now a real estate agent with DHF. Blair generally asks me to shoot all the new homes that they have built but was pleasantly surprised when he asked me to get some new head shots of him because he just became a Realtor. I brought my portable studio to a location we agreed upon and set up a two light, plus one reflector portrait set-up. I had a medium softbox camera right and a strip light which I used for a rim/hair light for background…
  • Baby Shoot at 7 Months

    admin
    27 Jan 2014 | 7:06 am
    We try to photograph the early milestone and this past weekend happened the youngest one turned 7 months. We had a 7 month photo session for the first one so we thought we better get one in so they can argue who was cuter when they were older and can safely compare. I propped up my white backdrop and decided on two lights for this. One softbox camera left, about 45 degrees to her and 45 degrees up. And a bare speedlight to hit the background. This light was also back enough to provide a slight rim light to camera right on her face and 1 stop stronger. Shot with the 5dmkII and the 24-105 lens…
  • Promotional Video for RCM-SAR

    admin
    23 Jan 2014 | 7:54 pm
    The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Organization put together a V.I.T.A.L (Volunteers In Training And Lifesaving) Campaign and this promotional video was shot and edited by myself. I’ve been a proud member of RCM-SAR for 6 years now and have gone from a new crewmember to a Coxswain at our Station. Having been over 125 missions off Sooke since I’ve started I have accumulated many hours of footage. This past summer another photographer and myself travelled to 8 different Stations across BC to obtain video and audio specific for this video. Shot in the FRC Simulator in…
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    Stay Focused

  • Vacation Time

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Documenting the Memories I have to admit that I like vacations. I especially like the ones where we drive and see many different scenic parts of our vast country. Having just returned from another such jaunt, I’ve already recovered from being away from home these past few weeks. Here’s a look back to some of the photos that I took on the trip. On this vacation we drove some 6300 miles and took in some wonderfully gorgeous areas including the Tetons, Yellowstone, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, San Diego, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde and finally Rocky Mountain National…
  • A Simple Photo Gallery

    admin
    25 May 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Showing Off Your Photographs Digital gives us the opportunity to take hundreds and hundreds of photos for almost no cost at all. This is an amazing turnaround compared to the price of using film cameras that had a processing charge saddled to each roll of film that we shot. So what are we doing with all of these “free” photos? Are they sitting on the SD memory card or cell phone? I’m sure that my friends and relatives are impressed as I flick through the tiny screen to show them my recent vacation shot – NOT! Well, to be frank, my fingers are tired of flicking the…
  • Earth Day 2014

    Arnie Lee
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Earth Day 2014 …crawling forward at a snail’s pace   “April 22 marks the 44th anniversary of the first Earth Day. This topic has been on my mind so much so that I’ve written and rewritten this article several times over the years. Here is my recollection of some of the thoughts that have followed me since this movement was in its infancy.” As April arrives each year I’m reminded of Earth Day. This year I’m dumbfounded as I have yet to read, hear or see mentioned anything about Earth Day. I suppose the environment has taken a back seat to events…
  • My Long Affair with Photography

    Arnie Lee
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:16 pm
    NOTE: This is a reprint and was originally written in 2005. I remember very clearly when Dad would pull out his large twin lens reflex camera, usually around a holiday, birthday or family event. He would lower his head and look into the lens hood while his hand would reach down to grasp the knurled knob on the camera’s side. I would see the bellows move back and forth as he zeroed in on his focus. Then he’d snap and the shot would be done. We’d wait weeks, sometimes months, to see the results. After all, a full roll of film had room for 12 negatives! When the film was…
  • Rapid Fire Nikon D4s

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    How does 11 frames per second sound? At the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Expo last month in Las Vegas, I got a chance to handle Nikon’s newly announced D4s camera. Although it’s lighter than the D4, it has a remarkable 16MP sensor that’s superb at high ISO settings. In fact we saw a demonstration of the camera at an ISO setting of 25600 and there was virtually no noise. With many other DLSRs sporting higher pixel counts, the D4s sacrifices more pixels in exchange for very superior noise reduction. But the feature that caught my eye (actually my ear) is…
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    Florida Wedding Photographer

  • Rachel + Phil | Sanibel Beach Wedding

    admin
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:14 pm
            “My husband and I were recently married in Sanibel Island, FL. Our wedding planner had recommended Scott Kelsey Photography for our wedding day. Since we are not from the area, we didn’t have the opportunity to get to meet the photographer in person, so we had to trust our wedding planner. I also visited Scott Kelsey’s website ahead of time, and immediately, any worries I had were put to rest. I could see that they did beautiful work with their photography!On our wedding day, both Scott and his wife Linsey were our photographers. Linsey came to…
  • Vanessa and Nathan – Sanibel Island Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    15 Jun 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Had a great time shooting Vanessa and Nathan’s wedding on Sanibel Island. The bride was getting ready at the Mathews beachfront cottage, it’s one of my favorites at the Island Inn with lots of natural light and gorgeous beach views. The groom and groomsmen were at the Sandpiper cottage, another amazing cottage with great views. The bouquet was fresh cut white Hydrangea’s, so sweet and simple,and looked great with her dress.   The guests received fans to keep themselves cool during the beach ceremony.     Location: Island Inn Sanibel Island Resort Wedding…
  • A Sweet Sanibel Wedding

    admin
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:09 pm
    This wedding took place at the Island Inn Sanibel, Florida. The bride and her family have been visiting the Inn since she was a young girl, it was more than perfect for her wedding. They brought tears to my eyes as I photographed their first dance together at sunset. It WAS beautiful.     Location: Island Inn Sanibel Island Resort Wedding Coordinator: Glory Williams with A Perfect Beginning Photography: Scott Kelsey Photography The post A Sweet Sanibel Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Naples Beach Wedding

    admin
    6 May 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Jon + Kristine | Naples Beach Wedding We had the pleasure of shooting Jon and Kristine’s Naples Destination Beach Wedding. We started the shoot off at the Naples Beach Hotel on the lawn and worked our way around the grounds to the beach where the couple said their vows. After the ceremony we walked up and down the beach shooting as many different shots as we could. Congratulations you two and we look forward to shooting more family photos for you all. Location: Naples Beach Hotel Wedding Officiant - Beach Promises, LLC  Scott Kelsey Photography | 239-834-9744 The post Naples Beach…
  • Sanibel Island Inn Wedding Ceremony

    Linsey Kelsey
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Sanibel Island Inn Wedding Ceremony The wedding ceremony was located on the white sandy beach of the Island Inn Resort on Sanibel Island, Fl. The Island Inn is a charming old Florida resort with beachfront cottages, and hotel on the Gulf of Mexico. The beach is covered with gorgeous sea shells and sea oats that are truly beautiful to watch as they dance in the wind. The post Sanibel Island Inn Wedding Ceremony appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
 
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    The Creative's Corner

  • New Lightning Photos

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:46 pm
    I finally had the chance to use my Lightning Bug lightning trigger and I love it. No more holding the shutter open for 30 seconds hoping to get something. No going out and taking 100 shots to get 3 photographs of lightning. It was great. Here are two photographs taken at the Little Painted Desert about 15 miles from Winslow, AZ. Have Fun, Jeff 1/4 second at f 4, ISO 200, 24-70mm f/4 L EF IS (USM) at 31mm   3/4 second at f 4, ISO 200, 24-70mm f/4 L EF IS (USM) at 31mm
  • How To Sell Products From Your Website

    admin
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Selling products from your website is a great way to add another revenue stream to your business. You can sell physical products and downloads with ease. On my site I sell ebooks, greeting cards, stock photos and prints with ease. But to do this, you do need to take credit card payments and have a shopping cart. There are two ways to accept credit card payments: Have your own merchant account Use another business’ merchant account To create your own merchant account, you need to set up a business checking account at your bank. Then set up a merchant account with them. When approved, you…
  • Monsoon Lightning Photographs

    admin
    12 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    It’s monsoon season in Arizona, and so far we’ve had some some storms. A storm with a lot of lightning came through on July 5th, and I caught these lightning bolts. Yesterday my Lightning Bug lightning trigger arrived in the mail. With this, I should be able to capture even more lightning. All I need now is a lightning storm. If you want to try your hand at lightning photography, check out my article, How To Photograph Lightning, And Live To Tell About It. And be very careful. Have Fun, Jeff 7 seconds at f 11, ISO 100, 24-70mm f/4 L EF IS (USM) at 24mm   9 seconds at f 11,…
  • Press Releases: Including Photographs Is Vital

    admin
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    As I do with every one of my new projects, I sent out a press release which included a link to several photographs. A few days later, I received a call. “Mr. Colburn? This is Mr. Wood. I’m a reporter with the Cottonwood Journal Extra newspaper. I just saw your press release covering your new ebook about Jerome and I want to interview you. A photographer will also contact you to get some photographs for the article.” That conversation led to a half page article about me and my new ebook. Press releases are a powerful promotional tool for both large and small businesses.
  • July Computer Wallpaper Is Ready

    admin
    29 Jun 2014 | 3:12 pm
    I just put up the computer wallpaper for July. It shows a Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) at South Kaibab, Grand Canyon. This guy and several of his friends were running around one side of the parking lot for a few minutes. I was using my special moveable tripod technique when I photographed him. That is, my camera is on a tripod, but I don’t lock down the head. I was moving around the parking lot and pivoting the camera from one place to another trying to track them all. This technique gives me good stability while letting me shoot quickly in a lot of different directions. Head on over…
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • A Surreal Night

    Michael Frye
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    El Portal Fire from the Glacier Point Road; 1:51 a.m., 7/27/14We had no inkling that anything was wrong until we reached Crane Flat, where a ranger told us the road down to Yosemite Valley was closed. Claudia had said that the wildflowers were nice in the Yosemite high country, so we decided to go for a hike up there yesterday afternoon. We drove through El Portal sometime between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. and continued up the Big Oak Flat Road to Crane Flat. Everything seemed normal. Near Yosemite Creek we passed the Dark Hole Fire. This is a lightning-caused fire that the park service is letting…
  • Should You Stay or Should You Go?

    Michael Frye
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Moon setting over Tenaya Lake, Saturday morning, 5:42 a.m.“I have always been mindful of Edward Weston’s remark, ‘If I wait for something here I may lose something better over there.’ I have found that keeping on the move is generally more rewarding.” — Ansel Adams Sooner or later, every landscape photographer has to decide whether to stay put and hope that the light gets better, or move somewhere else. Last Saturday morning, on the last day of my Hidden Yosemite workshop with The Ansel Adams Gallery, we rose early and drove to Tenaya Lake to capture the moon setting over the…
  • Moody Weather at Mono Lake

    Michael Frye
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sunrise at South Tufa, Mono Lake, Monday morningClaudia and I have been in Lee Vining, on the eastern side of the Sierra, preparing for my Hidden Yosemite workshop. The weather over Mono Lake the last few days has been really interesting and moody, with some light showers, rainbows, and skies full of beautifully-textured clouds. In between scouting and setting up we’ve photographed a couple of sunsets and a sunrise at the lake, and I’ve included some of the images here. The last photo might be the most unusual rainbow I’ve ever seen. Claudia, my workshop assistant Kirk…
  • Photo Critique Series: A Spectacular Cloud Formation in the Yosemite High Country

    Michael Frye
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Lenticular Clouds, Tioga Pass, Yosemite, by David SilvaIt’s been awhile, but I thought it was time to post another photo critique. This time I’ll look at an image by David Silva from Yosemite’s high country. Light and Weather David found some amazing lenticular clouds flowing over Yosemite’s high peaks just before sunset. (Where was I that day?) David told me that he and his wife were driving over Tioga Pass to the eastern Sierra when he noticed some interesting clouds forming. He considered stopping earlier, but decided to push on to Olmsted Point, and was able to make it there…
  • 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant

    Michael Frye
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Storm clouds over Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View, Yosemite NP, CA, USAWithin National Parks is room – glorious room – room in which to find ourselves, in which to think and hope, to dream and plan, to rest and resolve. — Enos A. Mills Exactly 150 years ago, on June 30th, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant, giving Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove to the state of California to be preserved. This is the first instance of park land being set aside specifically for preservation and public use by action of the U.S. federal government, and set a precedent for the…
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    Photography Bay

  • VSN Mobil V.360 Action Cam Shoots 6K-Wide 360° Video

    Eric Reagan
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    VSN Mobil has announced a new 360° action camera with a unique camera that allows it to capture 1080 x 6480 resolution video, which is comparable to three full 1080p images laid side-to-side. The Snapdragon 800 processor combines an integrated image signal processor, a 2.3GHz quad-core Krait CPU, a Qualcomm Adreno 330 GPU and a video processor. This on-board power means that the V.360° camera can capture, de-wrap and encode a 360 degree image at higher frames per second and lower latency because all of this work is done right on the camera, not off in the app. The image sensor itself is…
  • Blackmagic Camera 1.9 Firmware Update Available for 4K Camera

    Eric Reagan
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Blackmagic has announced a firmware update for the Production Camera 4K to version 1.9. It includes new “heads up display” on screen metering that provides histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining. These features will be added to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera in a future update. You can download the update here on Blackmagic’s website. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Blackmagic Camera Firmware Update Ver. 1.8.2 Blackmagic Cinema Camera Firmware Update…
  • Manfrotto Introduces SYMPLA 2.0 HDSLR Rig

    Eric Reagan
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    Manfrotto has announced its new SYMPLA 2.0 HDSLR shoulder rig. The new video rig is lighter than the previous version and features improved ergonomics. It is also designed to be compatible with the widest range of HDSLR and cinema camera systems. There are a number of accessories that are available in addition to the base configuration, such as a padded shoulder mount, additional rods and offsets, counterweights, handle extensions and more. The Manfrotto SYMPLA 2.0 MVA525WK model is priced at $778.00 and the MVA511WK-1 is $1,028.00. Accessories range from $23.00 to $778.00 in price. Check…
  • The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes – New Book

    Eric Reagan
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:54 am
    The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes is a new book from Scott Kelby, which picks up where book 4 left off and delivers an entire book based on “photo recipes.” Scott breaks each spread into four segments: (1) he explains exactly what you’re seeing behind the scenes, (2) he lists all of his camera settings, and lens and lighting info—it’s all there, (3) he gives you his thought process, so you learn exactly why he does it this way, and (4) he shares all the post-processing in Lightroom or Photoshop that goes on after the shoot. The Digital Photography Book,…
  • Kelly Moore Releases “The Kate” Canvas Bag

    Eric Reagan
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Kelly Moore has released a new canvas shoulder bag designed for men or women. The Kate bag features a padded interior area that can carry up to a 10″ lens and camera body, as well as a other lenses, speedlights and accessories. It has a laptop and iPad sleeve that holds up to a 15″ laptop. The interior padded camera compartment is removable so the bag can serve dual duty as an all-purpose shoulder bag as well. It retails for $199. Check it out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: New…
 
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  • 6 U.S. Cities To Visit This Year

    Annabelle Quinn
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:32 pm
    The Painted Ladies, Alamo Square, San Francisco, California, United States of America, North America. Marco Simoni/Robert Harding/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rhphotos216849 America has some pretty amazing cities. And because of how big the country is, the cities are vastly different, due to differing climates and cultures. But all hold something special and here at Newscom we have created a list of 6 US cities to check out this year. 1. St. Louis, Missouri The city turned 250 years old this year and fun celebrations ensued. But no matter what time of year you can venture to…
  • Just For Smiles: Animals Lounging Around

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    Close up of dog laying on floor. Mike Kemp Blend Images/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: birfphotos071973 I think just this picture above is enough to make anyone smile. How can you resist that adorable dog face? To start off your Monday right, we thought we’d pull together some aww-worthy photos of animals lounging around. So go ahead, smile away! See these great relaxing animals below, then come back to Newscom for even more pictures of animals who are just chillin’ out. CHIMPANZEE young Pan troglodytes relaxing in tree Chimfunshi, Zambia. Andy…
  • Cute Animal Pics: Sifaka Lemurs

    Olivia Morley
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Golden-crowned Sifaka (Propithecus tattersalli) mother with baby clinging to its back, critically endangered, Daraina, northeast Madagascar. Pete Oxford/ Minden Pictures/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: minphotos021062 Sifaka Lemurs are some of the goofiest animals on the planet. Located in Madagascar, Sifakas make the trees their home, but can also be seen running around on two legs! Seeing an animal walk on two legs is always pretty entertaining – but seeing a Sifaka walk on two legs is especially adorable. As it turns out, Sifakas are also pretty photogenic – which…
  • Athlete in Focus: Clayton Kershaw

    Ty Cobb
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) ready to drill a pitch to home plate during a Major League Baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Gavin Baker/Icon SMI DBK/Gavin Baker/Icon SMI/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: iconphotosthree873629 Since making his MLB debut six years ago Clayton Kershaw has been one of the most dominant pitchers in the league, winning two Cy Young Awards in the past three years. With a no-hitter and 41 consecutive scoreless innings this season,…
  • Pictures of the Week: ImageBROKER

    Olivia Morley
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:10 am
    Illuminated tent with view over the mountain peaks of the Oetztal Alps, North Tyrol, Austria, Europe. Christian Vorhofer imageBROKER/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: ibpremium239179 Our partners at ImageBROKER work with world-renowned photographers to produce some truly stunning images. According to their website, imageBROKER markets “a total of 953,883 images to over 100 stock photo agencies in 45 countries.” Because they partner with photographers from all over the world, it’s not surprising that we come across so many photos from the ImageBROKER collection…
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    The Traveling Tripod

  • Editor Bill Yukich Makes the Switch for Latest Red Hot Chili Pepper's Video

    Doug Bardwell
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Long time editor of such high profile music videos as Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypnotize, Marilyn Manson's "The Dope Show" and The Chemical Brothers "Out of Contr... For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog: http://DougBardwell.com
  • Photography Newbie Adventures - Canon 50mm f/1.8

    Doug Bardwell
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    It takes more than nice lens and camera to get good pictures. This is proof, please come and critic on how my photos and what I can do to get better quality. Thanks. tags: Canon 50mm f/1.8... For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog: http://DougBardwell.com
  • Adobe Lightroom 5, Como configurar los ajustes de catalogo, Curso basico español cap 4

    Doug Bardwell
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    En este capitulo te explico cómo configurar los ajustes de catalogo, Curso Básico en español Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 tutorial ¿Quieres ver el curso completo? http://www.youtube.com/playlis... For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog: http://DougBardwell.com
  • Hasraf (HaZ) Dulull: How Creative Cloud Helps Him be More Creative

    Doug Bardwell
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Hasraf (HaZ) Dulull explains how his switch to Adobe Premiere Pro and Creative Cloud enables him to be more creative and helps secure his future as a filmmaker. For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog: http://DougBardwell.com
  • Open Mic Night - jpeg2RAW Photo Podcast

    Doug Bardwell
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Weekly photography podcast talking about photography, photos and tips. We interview interesting photographers about their work and how they do what they do. The show also keeps in mind the... For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog: http://DougBardwell.com
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • One thousand useless words

    Paul Melcher
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    Popular saying declares that a photo is worth a thousand words. But how is it useful if those words are meaningless? How many times have we’ve read articles or books who bring us little to no... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • 4 INDICATORS THAT OUTLINE THE DECLINE OF IMAGE LICENSING AS WE KNOW IT

    Paul Melcher
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:20 am
    JUNE 25, 2014 , Guest post by Robert Henson The annual conference CEPIC recently took place in Berlin, where international photo libraries congregate primarily to seek distribution for their images... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
 
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Which One Doesn’t Fit? Why?

    Moose
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    The Golden Era of Aviation, an early period in aviation that instills deep romantic feeling today, the aircraft of this era are also known as antiques. This gorgeous ’31 Waco QCF falls into these categories, Golden Era and romantic. We photographers tend to get wrapped up in camera and technique, exposure and sharpness and while these are important components to a photograph, they should not be our end goal. Jay Maisel has wisely stated where we really need to start with, Light, Gesture, Color because within these we tell the story, we reach our viewer’s hearts and that should be…
  • A Test Time Lapse Testing “Exposure Smoothing”

    Moose
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    I love doing time lapse (latest one I shared)! Been doing them for a long time and quite often, I do them just as a way to remind myself of the time and place, not to be shared. The D810 has a new “exposure smoothing” algorithm that is part of its Time-lapse that I wanted to try out prior to hitting the field with it (this was shot from our deck). Time-lapse Photography is in My Menu so I selected it, set Interval to 15″, Shooting time to 6:25′ hours, Exposure smoothing On and got ready to go. The rig, D810 / 24f1.4 AFS loaded with Lexar 128GB SD (I have video saved to…
  • A Moment with Albert

    Moose
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Anxious to test the D810 video capabilities, I had it out today trained on Albert. He’s a very willing subject so we had fun. He’s so willing I even had a silver reflector bouncing light up into him so the suckie light didn’t suck quite so much. What you’re seeing was shot with the D810, 80-400, MS-77 Shotgun Mic (recording on Lexar 128GB SD) being trigged with the Pocket Wizard (CS#g4 making that work, another new feature). The D810 was shooting 1080p60, Manual exp mode using AF with the new Subject-tracking Mode in LiveView (as you’ll see did a great job!). I…
  • The Ears Have It

    Moose
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    With our critter photography, grabbing the heart strings when it comes to mammals in my instances comes down to the ears. Moose, bears, coyotes, rabbits, nearly any mammal with largish ears use them in multiple ways. The first and most important is simply to listen in to the world around them. They often hear things long before they see them. If you spend time watching them, their ears pivot like a radar dish listening for sounds. They are very defined tools that serve them well. As this Desert Cottontail is demonstrating, listening to her young in the grasses kept her attention and ears…
  • GearHead Wednesday – D810 Edition

    Moose
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    Got a gear question you want/need answered? I want to help and answer it. Send your gear questions to me at Gear Questions and I’ll do my best every Wednesday to answer as many questions as I can. In this case, had a WHOLE bunch of D810 questions that I wanted to answer in this Thursday Edition of GearHead Wed. Keep in mind the answers are just my $.02 worth and you have to take what works for you and your photography and embrace it and ignore the rest. And at this point, I have had limited time with the D810 but here it goes with the most common asked question first …. Is the…
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • tfttf644 – Toys, The Key To Photographic Success

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    Did hell just freeze over? Chris is talking about how gear and toys can help make you a better photographer. That’s unheard of.. unless you’re listening to this episode of Tips from the Top Floor! Show Links: Photo tour: Aurora … Continue reading → The post tfttf644 – Toys, The Key To Photographic Success appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf643 – Here’s An Idea On A Golden Plate

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Chris discusses the death of Aperture and what that means for photographers (hint: the future is not too bleak). He will also talk about shooting in the Dublin Docks with an iPhone and about the idea that was born from … Continue reading → The post tfttf643 – Here’s An Idea On A Golden Plate appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • Seven Steps To Reclaim Valuable Disk Space By Cleaning Up Lightroom Orphans

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:17 am
    Here's a method to reclaim valuable disk space by deleting orphaned RAW files that Lightroom accumulates over time. Continue reading → The post Seven Steps To Reclaim Valuable Disk Space By Cleaning Up Lightroom Orphans appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf642 – Blown Away By A Tornado – Interview with Dr. Mac

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    3 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Chris talks with Bob “Dr. Mac” Levitus, author of great books (such as iPad for Dummies, iPhone for Dummies, OS X Mavericks For Dummies, and more), host of his soon-to-be-released tv show, who claims his middle name should be “paranoid” … Continue reading → The post tfttf642 – Blown Away By A Tornado – Interview with Dr. Mac appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • Aperture development stopped by Apple. What now?

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    27 Jun 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Apple just announced that they will stop development on Aperture and instead concentrate their efforts on the new Photos app, which will also replace iPhoto. On the one hand it makes sense to consolidate efforts, on the other hand losing … Continue reading → The post Aperture development stopped by Apple. What now? appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • Sony RX100 III - The Best Quality Point and Shoot I’ve Ever Tested (Review Part II of II)

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:29 am
    Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera - Selfie Mode This is my third time reviewing a Sony RX100 series camera and I’ve reviewed quite a few Sony’s over the years. I always fall in love with the size and sexiness of the RX100’s, yet I always find myself at the end of the review feeling a bit underwhelmed thinking – is that it? Don’t get me wrong, this is an excellent camera, but I immediately ask myself “for nearly $800 price tag (at the time this was originally written), is this really the best bang for the buck?” With that in mind, I did a search on B&H on July 21,…
  • Topaz Remask 50% Off Only $34.99 til July 31st!

    17 Jul 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Click here and use the coupon code julyremask to save 50%! To learn more, check out my Remask review. Disclosure If you make a purchase using links found in this article, I may make a commission. It doesn’t cost you a penny more, but it does help to support future articles like this.
  • REVIEW: Sony RX100 III–Part I (includes Real World Shots)

    17 Jul 2014 | 12:51 am
    Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera I’ve reviewed the first Sony RX100 and the Sony RX100 II, and I liked both of them – but not enough to buy one. While the form factor was excellent, I struggled with the price and was frustrated by its default shutter speed choices (which often were too long to get a crisp shot). In the end, they were both a camera I loved but couldn’t bring myself to buy. Would the third time be a charm? Would this be the one that made me bite the bullet and get one? Read on to find out. What’s new at a glance There’s other sites that get into all of the…
  • $50 Off KelbyOne & $100 Off Photoshop World Discounts (Updated: July 9, 2014)

    8 Jul 2014 | 12:13 am
    Yes, after a 6 month delay, my discount offer for KelbyOne is finally here! See the bottom of this article for a special offer for ronmartblog.com readers that gives you the best training on the web for 10% off anything at KelbyOne.com (including monthly and annual memberships). *** NEW REVIEW COMING SOON *** I’m working on a new review of KelbyOne.com that I hope to bring to you soon. In the meantime, enjoy taking advantage of the special offers that have been missing for so long! Special Offer – Save 10% off any order at KelbyOne (or $50 off annual memberships until July 31st) $50 Off…
  • LensRentals.com Promotion Code Is Back with no more annoying email required (Updated July 8, 2014)

    8 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    My promotion code is back without the annoying need to send me an email and get the code mailed back. I’d like to apologize to my readers for the previous email inquiry system that was in place for so many years, but this was mandated due to coupon abuse in 2011. If you would like to share this code with friends, please link to this page – DO NOT repost just the code. The way it works now is you must enter the code found on my discount coupon code page into the Promotion Code section box on the Checkout page as shown below in yellow (NOTE: the actual code will change regularly – please…
 
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    a small work

  • Farmers Market

    Pamela Viola
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    This morning at the Alexandria Farmers Market.© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
  • Jain Temple

    Pamela Viola
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
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  • Let Sleeping Dogs Juggle

    Pamela Viola
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
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  • Take That

    Pamela Viola
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
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  • Artists are Entrepreneurs

    Pamela Viola
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    I am a guest blogger for Artsy Shark today.You can read my post"Artists are Entrepreneurs" here© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
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    PetaPixel

  • Crop or Crap: Zack Arias Takes a Real-World Look at the Crop vs Full-Frame Debate

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/gannonburgett/'>Gannon Burgett</a>
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Zack Arias is a man who knows his gear inside and out. Switching multiple times between various companies, he’s seen almost everything there is to see in terms of equipment. In the past, he’s continuously praised full-frame sensors, for their quality and the aesthetic they’re known for. But lately, as many you may know, he’s fallen in love with the FujiFilm X-Series. It’s this switch that lead him to realize that while full-frame most certainly has its benefits, crop sensors com with a myriad of their own benefits. In the above video he takes a look at both full-frame and crop…
  • 500px Launches ‘Insights,’ New Analytics App for iOS

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/gannonburgett/'>Gannon Burgett</a>
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Today, 500px launched a new iOS app. It’s called 500px Insights and its purpose is to provide users access to the statistics of their 500px content. Not only does it provide statistics though, it’s also meant to provide a better promotional platform to strategically engage with their audience, all from a mobile device. 500px Insights offers a plethora of features, showing both personalized statistics and statistics from the 500px community as a whole. On the global level, users can browse and sort through the most viewed, commented, liked and rated photographs. Beyond these…
  • Good Enough to Succeed in Photography

    Joey Terrill
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
    It’s been a tough few years and people are frustrated with the state of the industry. Everywhere I turn, people seem to be saying that a photography career isn’t what it used to be and that budgets are tight. Many of the blogs I read and the message boards that I visit all seem to be repeating the same message: There’s no work, there’s no money, and the competition is too intense to succeed. To quote one frustrated photographer, “How do you f’ing make a living shooting pictures anymore?” While it’s absolutely true that newspapers and magazines have been badly hurt by the…
  • How I Used ‘Grandpa’s Photos’ to Honor My Grandfather’s Memory and Retrace His Steps

    Dave Tomkins
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    It’s a sad day when your Grandfather needs to go into a ‘nursing home.’ For years my Grandpa, Stephen Clarke, had always been the strongest, smartest, most capable guy in the room. Now, he had been reduced to needing 24-hour care in a place that smells like a hospital. In an effort to help him, my family and I cleaned out his now empty house. As I was sorting through things and cleaning I found a box of old 35mm slides. Little did I know just how much these slides would change the next half-decade of my life, eventually leading me to create my latest project, Grandpa’s Photos. This is…
  • New Zealand Newspaper Makes ‘Appalling’ Front Page Photo Mistake by Using Facebook

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/dlcade/'>DL Cade</a>
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    In the age of social media, major publications frequently source photos from Facebook or Twitter profiles. But as the NZ Herald recently discovered, this can lead to major, embarrassing mistakes. Yesterday, the publication set out to tell the tragic story of New Zealand-born Israeli soldier Guy Boyland, who was killed in Gaza. But on the very front page, where the paper presumably meant to publish an image of Boyland, they instead used a Getty Image of deceased Jackass star Ryan Dunn. The mixup, it seems, happened when the paper decided to grab an image from Boyland’s Facebook instead…
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  • New Abstract Photograph: Artigianale V

    Nat Coalson
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:23 am
    I made this fine art abstract photograph in the underground cellar of a 19th century building in Barcelona, Spain. The vertical format, featuring strong, diagonal graphics, creates a lot of visual energy. The color palette is comprised of earth tones and ruddy hues in brush strokes set against a background of light gold with a very subtle grid pattern. This image is available for purchase as a fine art print in any size and on any material. It works exceptionally well in contemporary interiors and hospitality settings. It’s also available as a mixed media Original on canvas, hand…
  • New Abstract Photograph: Heaven and Earth

    Nat Coalson
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:20 am
    This abstract photograph evokes ethereal feelings of gentle floating. I made this picture in Lecce, Italy.A soft palette of pastel blues and earth tones is arranged in a flowing, horizontal orientation that divides the picture in equal, vertical halves.This minimalist artwork is available as a fine art print in any size and on any material, including mixed media Original on canvas with acrylic embellishing. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Nature Photograph: Black Bamboo Forest

    Nat Coalson
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:29 am
    In this fine art nature photograph, bamboo stalks stand in stark silhouette against a shallow pond covered in bright green lily pads and water plants. I made this image in Zizhuyuan Park (or Black Bamboo Park, formerly known as Purple Bamboo Park) in the heart of the Haidan District of Beijing, China. Fine art prints of this photograph are available in any size and on any material. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • Sony mirrorless cameras: The best for my photography

    Nat Coalson
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:12 am
    Several years ago I switched camera formats. I am now a dedicated Sony shooter. Here’s the story of how that happened. For years I had been shooting with Canon DSLR systems. I was happy with the image quality from my 5D Mark II but always struggled to accept the large size, weight and cost of the components of this system. I wanted a system that was small, light and portable because I travel frequently and carry my camera with me everywhere. But for a long time, I couldn’t find a small system that offered the capabilities I needed, especially when it came to the quality of the…
  • New Scenic Travel Photograph: Ronda y Puente Nuevo

    Nat Coalson
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    I made this scenic travel photograph at sunset in the village of Ronda, province of Malaga, Spain, during a two-week private photo tour with a client. People have lived in the area around Ronda since prehistoric times. The town itself was founded by early Celts in the 6th century BC. The current town is of Roman origin and in the 2nd century BC received the title of city from Julius Caesar. Many centuries later, Ronda was conquered by the Islamic Berbers and served as the capital of a small kingdom. Islamic domination of Ronda came to an end in 1485 when the city was conquered by the Marquis…
 
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    The Right Blue

  • A Queen Conch snail, giving us the eye

    BNS
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Eyes and proboscis of a Queen Conch (Strombus gigas)by B. N. SullivanConch shells, like all seashells, are created by secretions from the mantle of the snail that lives inside. This happens gradually, over the snail's lifetime.  Most people have seen empty Conch shells, yet few have seen the snails that are the natural inhabitants of those large, heavy shells.  Fewer still realize that those critters have wonderful stalked eyes. All of the snails in the family Strombidae, to which Conchs belong, have these stalked eyes.  If you come across a live Conch shell while diving, you…
  • Moon Jelly (Aurelia aurita)

    BNS
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Moon Jelly (Aurelia aurita)by B. N. SullivanThis week we commemorate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing  (by Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969) with a photo of a Scyphozoan known as the Moon Jelly.  Jellies of the genus Aurelia are common in coastal waters worldwide, including the Arctic. In the photo you can see the four oral arms suspended from the body of the jelly, arranged around the critter's mouth.  Along the edge of the bell of the Moon Jelly are tiny hair-like tentacles -- not really visible in this photo.  Both the tentacles and the oral arms…
  • The Spiny Puffer's Message: You can't touch this!

    BNS
    12 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Spiny Balloonfish (Diodon holocanthus)by B. N. SullivanYou can't touch this... and you definitely can't swallow it!That is the message that fishes in the Spiny Puffer family attempt to transmit to potential predators.  While other creatures defend themselves from predators by fleeing, or hiding, or with camouflage, members of this family (Diodontidae) inflate themselves.  In addition, evolution has armed these guys with another feature: rigid spines all over their bodies that are erected when the fish inflates. The Spiny Puffer's spines actually are like specialized scales. When the…
  • Blue Snowflake Coral (Sarcothelia edmonsoni), a Hawaiian endemic

    BNS
    5 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    Blue Snowflake Coral (Sarcothelia edmonsoni), a Hawaiian endemic Octocoralby B. N. SullivanThe underwater landscape in Hawaii is not known for the presence of soft corals. There are hard, stony corals aplenty on Hawaiian reefs, but the sea plumes, colorful Nephtheid soft corals, and sea fans found on most other tropical reefs around the world are largely absent in Hawaii.The pretty blue Octocoral pictured above is one of relatively few soft coral species that live in Hawaiian waters.  Some soft corals in Hawaii are not seen by divers because they grow at depths beyond…
  • Fine perch for a sea turtle

    BNS
    28 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    Green Sea Turtle perched on the coral at Pulau Sipadan, Malaysiaby B. N. SullivanSea turtles have a knack for finding comfy resting places on the reef.  Earlier this year I posted a photo of a turtle who had plopped down on a bed of soft corals to take her rest.  Here we have another Green Sea Turtle, perched this time on a table coral that jutted out from a steep bank. We spotted this turtle at the outset of our dive, and as we passed by the same spot about an hour later on our way back to the boat, she was there again -- or still! -- surveying the scene.  She looked so comfy…
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    H&H Color Lab

  • Wedding Albums and Books for the Professional Photographer

    Guest
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
      Wedding Albums and Books for the Professional Photographer Fulfilling our clients needs, not just their wants I have to be honest. I didn’t think about the value of an album until later in my life. However, they surrounded me growing up. My mom and dad had a beautiful wedding album and so did my grandparents. I took them for granted, until 2009. We had been in the wedding business 2 years and I wasn’t really selling albums. I would sell my services and then the disk, and every now and again a bride would buy an album with her wedding, but it wasn’t something I pushed for or even…
  • Free Marketing Webinar and Transitioning from Roes to hhstudio

    H&#38;H Color Lab
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    Today we have two training opportunities for you! Free Marketing Webinar through PPA Today at 2pm Eastern Check out our new training video- “Transitioning from Roes to hhstudio”   Free Webinar Today!       PPA Webinar Today: 6 Ways to Build Your Studio’s Business Through Networking! For details on the program CLICK HERE! July 22– 2 pm ET With Bruce Hudson, M.Photog.Cr. Josh Hudson Skill Level(s): All FREE for PPA Members and Non-Members Call 800-786-6277 to register     Transitioning from Roes to hhstudio     Are you transitioning to…
  • How to Use Facebook Advertising to Boost Your Photography Business

    Georgia McCabe
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
    Facebook advertising is becoming much more critical to your success as a photographer.  Did you know that there are over a billion people using Facebook, and Facebook lets you put up ads to reach just about any group of people you can imagine depending on what goals you are trying to achieve. You can reach a specific audience with a targeted message,  anywhere, with a very short setup time. It’s easy to do once you know the basics and some tips for a successful ad campaign. That’s why I am developing a three part blog series – How to use Facebook Advertising to boost your…
  • H&H Summer Soiree was a Hit!

    H&#38;H Color Lab
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:01 pm
    We enjoyed visiting with our friends at the Summer Soiree!   We had a wonderful evening reconnecting with longtime friends and beginning relationships with new friends! Watch this short slide show we put together or click here to view all of the event images!  
  • Marketing Tips for Local Photographers

    H&#38;H Color Lab
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
      Do you own a local photography business? Are you looking to get seen and heard in your local market? There are so many ways to increase awareness and gain business through various marketing techniques both online and in person. Read on for some great ideas on how to get your local photography business booming!   Get your local photography business listed Get your local photography business listed on Google Places so you will be easily searchable on the web and customers are able to find you on Google Maps. Write a column in the local newspaper or magazine Creating content for your…
 
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    Motivation

  • Back From The Netherlands

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

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

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

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

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

  • Real Wedding | House of Blues, Houston | Houston Wedding Photographer Philip Thomas

    ispwp
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    Wedding Photographer: Philip Thomas, Houston Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: House of Blues, Houston Reception Location: House of Blues, Houston Wedding Planning: Caroline Meinen w/ Belle of the Ball 817-308-9730 Video: 31 Films (281) 259-1220 DJ: Ceeplus Bad Knives (713) 471-0733 Band: Big Sam’s Funky Nation contact KMarshall@icmpartners.com for booking Wedding Date: May 10, 2013 Client Names: Rima and Ryan Real Wedding Description From Rima, the bride: - Inspiration of the day – love, friendship, music and celebration. Ryan and I love to be surrounded by loved…
  • Real Wedding | Austria, South Tyrol, Italy| Italy Wedding Photographer Norman Schätz

    ispwp
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    Wedding Photographer: Norman Schätz, South Tyrol, Italy Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: Schloss Krumbach, Austria Reception Location: Schloss Krumbach, Austria Wedding Date: August 08, 2013 Client Names: Monika & Brian Real Wedding Description Monika & Brian are from Boston (US) and they married in August last year in Austria. They celebrated with their 2 1/2 year old son and family their “big day” at the famous castle “Schloss Krumbach”. I love these wedding photos, because of the emotions and specially the portrait session on a greenfield site…
  • Real Wedding | Limpopo, South Africa| Limpopo Wedding Photographer Darrell Fraser

    ispwp
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Wedding Photographer: Darrell Fraser, Limpopo Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: Makgokolo Game Farm Reception Location: South Africa Wedding Date: March 22, 2014Limpopo Client Names: Lizaan and Ketih Real Wedding Description Celebrating Lizaan and Keith’s wedding at the Makgokolo Private Game Farm in Limpopo South Africa, close to Hoedspruit. photos ©Darrell Fraser Wedding Photographer Contact Information Darrell Fraser | Limpopo, South Africa wedding photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Darrell Fraser Photography | Email: info@darrell.co.za | Phone: +27823798370…
  • Real Wedding | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo Wedding Photographer Dee Green

    ispwp
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    Wedding Photographer: Dee Green, Tokyo, Japan Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: Meiji-jingu Shrine - Tokyo, Japan Reception Location: Tokyo American Club - Tokyo, Japan Wedding Date: March 01, 2014 Client Names: Emi & Yoshinori Real Wedding Description The perfectly quintessential Japanese wedding. Simply iconic in every single way. In the heart of Tokyo at historic & auspicious Meiji Jingu Shrine. Under late winter sky, enveloped by a hint of misty rain. It was a delight to document Emi & Yoshinori from start to finish. Entertaining the guards & teeming crowds…
  • Real Wedding | Croatia | Croatia Wedding Photographer Marko Marinkovic

    ispwp
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    Wedding Photographer: Marko Marinkovic, Croatia Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: Rome, Hotel Plaza Reception Location: Hotel Plaza Wedding Date: October 24, 2013 Client Names: Carmen & Castulo Real Wedding Description Intimate Texan wedding in Rome, Italy. Surrounded by their families, Carmen&Castulo made their dream come true by getting married in St.Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The dinner was hosted by the amazing Plaza hotel. Cloudy day and a drop of rain didn’t spoil the moment, and there even was some time to spare on the famous Italian ice cream afterwards.
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    Larry Lourcey Photography

  • Print Competition DVD Now Available

    Larry
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    Ready To Up Your Game? There is no question that photographic competitions are one of the best ways to improve your photography. The bad part is, there can be a bit of a learning curve. I’ve seen both sides of the process, both as someone who enters competitions and as someone who judges competitions. After several years of judging, I’ve noticed that new photographers tend to make the same mistakes over and over again. I put this video together to help you get a good start.  Basically, it is all the stuff that I wish I knew when I was starting out.  Trust me, if you watch these…
  • Off The Record: Adude Insane

    Larry
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Bowie Time The time has come to release another addition to my Off The Record project.  This time, we decided to take a crack at David Bowie’s iconic “Aladdin Sane” album cover from way back in 1973.  Brian Duffy’s original creation featured a startling portrait of makeup-clad Bowie in a version of his Ziggy Stardust persona. Seemed like a good one to work on! The Plan Aladdin Sane by Brian Duffy When I first started planning this series with my project partner Julie Spero, she told me she had the perfect person for a Bowie album cover.  Jeff is a friend of hers…
  • Off The Record: Les Adorables

    Larry
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The Next Album As we work our way through the Off The Record Project, I thought it was time to mix in a fairly modern album – a movie soundtrack actually.  While the Les Miserables soundtrack isn’t necessarily an “iconic” album, it is definitely a very recognizable cover.  On top of that, it is actually a pretty cool portrait. Trying to survive the Hurricane! The setup was pretty easy- light the model and hit her with some air to make the hair fly around.  Turns out it took a little more air than I had thought.  By the time things were finished, we had her mom…
  • Time To Smile

    Larry
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:37 pm
    It is that time of year! This year, our studio is once again participating in Celebration of Smiles- a promotion to raise money and awareness for Operation Smile.  The Professional Photographers of America have participated in this for the past several years and this will be our third Celebration. Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe.  $240 can help provide a cleft lip or cleft palate surgery. This surgery can change a child’s life forever and can take as few as 45 minutes. Contributions…
  • Meet The Beatles Fans

    Larry
    13 Mar 2014 | 7:04 pm
    With The Beatles When I first started this Off The Record Project, I knew one of the albums I needed to include was the iconic cover of the Beatles first US album, “Meet The Beatles”.  It is a very distinctive look that most rock and roll fans recognize instantly.  I thought it would be fun to recreate the cover using photographer friends who were big Beatles fans. The Original Album The setup was pretty easy, just a simple split-light portrait in a very low-key setting. I didn’t even have to have them all here at once- which was nice, since these guys all have crazy…
 
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    David's Simple Photography

  • How to get High-End Wedding Photography Clients and Maximize Your Business Potential

    David L. Tong
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    For a solo-entrepreneur, or time-for-money business like wedding photography, it’s important to maximize your income for every hour you spend producing great work for your client. As you invest more on your business, whether it’s from workshops, camera equipment, facilities, or product, it’s paramount that you don’t burn yourself out by booking too many clients […] Check the Full Post
  • Aaron Huey on Shattering Assumptions and Demystifying Cultures

    David L. Tong
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Photography has a distinct way to capture the truth and ground-level analysis of complex subjects, particularly cultures. Listen to this interview of Aaron Huey as he lived with in the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, documenting the complex lives of the Oglala Lakota people. Check the Full Post
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    Echo - Pixpa Blog

  • In The Spotlight: Rachel Helfand Giuseppi

    Pixpa
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
    This week, we are in conversation with Rachel Helfand Giuseppi – an american photographer based in France. Belonging to a family of photographers, Rachel started to pursue photography at an early age of 15. After completing her education in language studies and art, she established herself in the commercial art world. She has a keen eye for detail which is reflected in her work. Rachel is currently working as a commercial photographer for products and portraits. She has been hosting her online portfolio using Pixpa for quite some time now. We caught up with her to learn more about her…
  • 5 ‘Must-Have’s on your Photography Website which everyone forgets

    Pixpa
    29 May 2014 | 6:43 pm
    1. Blog – is a great way to reach out to the community and clients. It is a fast rising marketing channel which needs to be harnessed by you. But in order to fully enjoy your blog’s potential, make sure to update it regularly without fail. It can be either daily or weekly. The more time you take between posting blog entries – the better the quality of content it should have. A blog helps in generating traction and let’s the visitor have a sneak peek into your work, life and experiences. Leaving the business angle aside, the blog is also a good medium to show your…
  • Simple Tips to be a Better Wedding Photographer

    Pixpa
    26 May 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Photography is an art which requires the the artist to master it with adequate precision, technique and equipment. Here’s providing quick tips for wedding photographers to avoid common mistakes. A. Before the wedding Check the equipment Get your gear out and go over the following – which lenses will you be using in case of bright or dull light; whether the camera batteries are fully charged and does the memory card have enough space to store hundreds of photos. Do not forget to carry two cameras, in-fact two of all equipment. Also carry the necessary tools around for out of control…
  • Starting/Running your own photography business

    Pixpa
    22 May 2014 | 2:32 am
    There are times when you feel that your skills have reached a level where you can venture out with your passion. But is it the right thing to do and more importantly how should you go about doing it? We put this question in front of Rishabh Sood, a wedding photographer from Delhi when we met him for coffee. Rishabh runs his own photography business called Candid Tales (candidtales.com). He had some interesting insights about taking that first step. But first it’s time for some tough love. Having your family or friends hiring and telling you your photography is great is just not reason…
  • Manage multiple websites through a single account

    Pixpa
    9 May 2014 | 9:57 am
      Managing multiple websites is now a breeze. You can now add and manage a new website from within your EasyStudio account. Here’s how this works: Adding a new website creates a new trial account. You can start the subscription of your new trial account within 15 days. You can switch between your accounts from the Easystudio. Each account has a separate subscription profile. You can change or cancel the subscription of any of your accounts at any time. To add a new website to your account, simply access the website dropdown in the header and click on the Add a new website button.
 
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    Niebrugge Images Photo Blog

  • Heading Out!

    Ron Niebrugge
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:03 am
    Kayaking last Saturday at Bear Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. This Summer has been busy, but it is about to get busier!  I’m hitting an exciting stretch that I have been looking forward to for some time, although I’ll only be home one day over the next three weeks! Early this morning I’m flying to Ketchikan to begin my bear and whale yacht based photo tour.  Not only are we going to visit and see some amazing sights, but I have traveled with everybody but one person, and in most cases have done multiple trips with each person, so I know it is going to be a…
  • Country Extra Article

    Ron Niebrugge
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    Meltwater creates a river on the Root Glacier, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska Over my career I am sure I have easily had over a 1,000 photos printed in various publications, but this is a pretty proud moment – to actually see a story!  If my high school English teacher, Mrs. Foster, was still around to see this she would be shocked!  Yes, I went to a small school where I only had one English teacher. You see, I seem to have some aptitude for photography, but when it comes to writing, it has been a long struggle.  I did not like English class in high school and frankly paid…
  • Going for a ride

    Ron Niebrugge
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    Bear cub on mom’s back, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. This was from my bear tour last month – very cute!  Well it looks cute, but in reality it was up there because it was afraid of a nearby male.
  • Kenai Fjords Kayaking

    Ron Niebrugge
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    Janine in Bear Glacier Lagoon, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. Whether in Alaska or Antarctica, I have found that grounded icebergs are by far the coolest and most interesting! This is Janine exploring Bear Glacier Lagoon last Saturday.  The compression from the telephoto gives the appearance that I was under the overhang, but I definitely wasn’t.  It is amazing just how quickly an iceberg like this can break apart,  roll and almost implode – we saw it happen a number of times during our two days there.  It can be a dangerous place as it is in constant change and deserves…
  • Bear Glacier

    Ron Niebrugge
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    Bear Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. My last image was of our campsite last Friday night, was back up at 4:30 the Saturday morning and was treated to a beautiful morning!
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    手間をかけずに稼げるおすすめの副業サイト一覧

  • 副業 教員 パソコン楽をして大金を稼げるということはありません

    photographybyeulee
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    ですので、 しかし、 まぁ副業と同じようなものですが、在宅ですから労働時間というものが決められていませんよね。そのまま音信不通になるといった憂き目に遭っていることが多いですから、 これらを知っておけば、3000円から始められるものもあり、副収入への道が切り開かれると思います。少し余裕がもてる形のものをチョイスすると良いでしょう。本業よりも稼げているという人もいるので、…
  • 短期間 副業まさに在宅ワークといえましょう

    photographybyeulee
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    募集広告の注意点〜応募 在宅ワーク募集と掲載されている場合にはよく読んでみると、 ところが、などそんな理由がほとんどでしょう。好きな本を読んだり、 先ずは、、…
  • 副業 海外旅行資料を決められた数だけ請求します

    photographybyeulee
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    資格などはありませんが、青色申告と白色申告があります。いい時だと月に5万円くらいの副収入になったりもしますからやめられそうにもありません。情報商材販売、ネットオークションなどの収入は基本的に非課税になっていますので、 、『在宅ワークをしたいけれども、、 時間にとらわれない点が最大のメリットです。…
  • 副業 オススメ ランキングいくつか紹介します

    photographybyeulee
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    文字を入力することが大変だと思うことはありません。 『すき間時間を活かして、空いた時間を上手く使って稼ぐことができるからです。 会社によっては、、 どこで見分けるかいうと連絡先がはっきりしていること。多くの面接官はこれで不採用を決定するでしょう。ちょっと普段の仕事とは違った環境下では、…
  • 内職 求人 愛知 在宅非常に融通の利く便利な仕事です

    photographybyeulee
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    、 仕事の案件が発生するたびに、 作業時間からでも探すこともできますし、そこまで到達しないと思えばローを選択するだけですからタップひとつで勝負は決まります。取り組むのが副業というものです。時間に合わせ副業を選べば自分の本業への支障もないでしょうし、クライアントの信頼を落とすことにもつながりますし、実際に働いている方は取り入れてより高い副収入を得てみてはいかがでしょうか?…
 
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    Fotomoto.com

  • New Print Sizes Now Available!

    11 Jul 2014 | 4:57 pm
    As you may have heard, Fotomoto is now a proud member of the Bay Photo family, and we have plans to start making more of Bay Photo’s catalog available to sell via Fotomoto.We’ve excited to announce that you can now sell the following premium print sizes via Fotomoto:4” x 4”4” x 5”4” x 10”5” x 5”5” x 10”6” x 6”6” x 8”7” x 10”9” x 12”11” x 16”13” x 19”14” x 20”14” x 22”15” x 20”15” x 30”20” x…
  • liveBooks Acquires Fotomoto to Expand Social Commerce Capabilities

    6 Feb 2013 | 9:44 am
    SAUSALITO, Calif., February 6, 2013 – liveBooks, Inc., a content management platform offering photo sharing, e-commerce and print-on-demand solutions including websites, mobile applications and other digital storefronts for the photography and design industries, today announced the acquisition of San Francisco-based Fotomoto. Fotomoto’s social commerce application integrates seamlessly with websites, blogs, social networks and countless platforms including Facebook, WordPress, Tumblr and Drupal, enabling purchase transactions of images and image-based print-on-demand products. This is…
  • Pay Your Print Costs with PayPal

    12 Nov 2012 | 3:02 pm
    One big change that came with our new business model was that sellers would have to pay print costs out of pocket.  Until now, these print costs were only payable by a credit card kept on file with your Fotomoto account.  However, today, we’ve rolled out a new feature that allows sellers to cover the print costs from their customers’ orders with the same PayPal account they are paid with, keeping accounting to a minimum.  To learn how to take advantage of this feature, check out our Knowledge Base article.