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  • Shocking

    The Online Photographer
    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!
  • From DSLR to mirrorless… and back again

    Nikon Rumors
    [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…
  • D810 – 1st Impressions

    Moose Peterson's Website
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    I am very pleased with all the new and refined features in the D810. It even my favorite CS #e4 is now here! And oh ya, the images don’t such either.
  • D810 – 1st Impressions

    Moose Peterson's Website
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    I am very pleased with all the new and refined features in the D810. It even my favorite CS #e4 is now here! And oh ya, the images don’t such either.
  • There and Back Again, Iceland

    Doug Daulton
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Where to start? “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” Hmmm. Like New Zealand, parts of Iceland certainly feel like Middle Earth; more on that in a future post. I suppose, like Bilbo, it is best that I start at the beginning. Some months ago, my friend Geoffery Orthwein told me he was working on a screenplay with Andrew Sullivan. They hoped to shoot it in the summer of 2014 and asked if I would be interested in producing the film. I have produced a documentary, several podcasts and tons of live events. A feature film is an entirely different beast. Many of the mechanics are the…
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    In Focus

  • 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…
  • 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)
  • Typhoon Rammasun Slams Philippines

    17 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    Typhoon Rammasun, named after a thunder god, struck the Philippines yesterday, the strongest storm to hit the country this year, toppling trees and power lines and causing floods and blackouts. Philippine authorities evacuated almost 150,000 people from their homes and shuttered financial markets, government offices, businesses and schools. Residents and officials have now begun clearing debris, reconnecting power and rebuilding flattened houses. The typhoon, locally known as Glenda, killed at least 38 people, with another eight still missing, rescue officials said. [26 photos] Fishing boats…
  • 45 Years Ago We Landed Men on the Moon

    15 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am
    Tomorrow will mark the 45th anniversary of the July 16, 1969 launch of Apollo 11, the NASA mission that first landed human beings on the Moon. Years of effort, dangerous experiments, and bold missions led up to the Moon landing, an event watched on live television by millions around the world. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" E. Aldrin left the Earth on a Wednesday, landed on the Moon on that Sunday, spent a bit more than two hours walking on its surface, deploying experiments and collecting samples, then splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean the following…
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    The Big Picture

  • 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…
  • Spanish horses in festival and sport

    7 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Spain has a long-standing historical and cultural relationship to horses. They use them for sport and in a variety of festivals. During the summer there are several festivals in which the role of the horse is essential. --Thea Breite (19 photos total) Wild horses are gathered during the "Rapa Das Bestas," (Shearing of the Beasts,) a 400-year-old horse festival in the Spanish northwestern village of Sabucedo July 5, 2014. On the first weekend of the month of July, hundreds of wild horses are rounded up, trimmed and groomed in different villages in the Spanish northwestern region of Galicia.
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    Digital Photography Review

  • Real-world & Studio Samples Added to Nikon D810 1st-impressions Review

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    Nikon's new D810 consolidates the older D800 and D800E into a single body with no AA filter on its 36MP CMOS sensor. A few days ago we received a final production sample Nikon D810 and we've been shooting with it intensely ever since. As well as putting it through our initial studio testing, we've also taken a quick look at the effectiveness of the new electronic first-curtain shutter and created a gallery of real-world sample images to show what the camera can do. Click through for links.
  • Sony expands image sensor production for mobile devices

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    Reuters has reported that Sony is planning to invest 35 billion yen (approximately US$345 million) to expand its manufacturing capacity of smartphone and tablet image sensors. Sony says the investment will allow for a 13 percent increase in production to 68,000 wafers per month in 2015. Sony leads the market for smartphone imaging sensors, and supplies the sensors for Apple's iPhones and a large number of Android smartphones. Read more at
  • Rumor: Sony might bring curved-sensor technology to smartphone

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Sony could be working on a phablet targeted at enthusiast photographers, based around its new curved Exmor-RS IMX271SMK sensor unit and an F1.2 lens. According to a post on Chinese forum the Xperia Z3X's Android L OS will be powered by a 64bit Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC that is clocked at 2.86 GHz and 4GB of RAM. The screen is rumored to measure 6.14 inches, offering a QHD resolution and will use OLED technology. Read more on
  • Pentax firmware v1.10 for K-3 adds diffraction correction

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Pentax has released new firmware for its flagship K-3 DSLR, adding a new function - diffraction correction to the lens corrections menu. Firmware v1.10 also improves processing times when Digital Filters and Color Fringe Correction are applied, tweaks exposure bracketing in TAv mode, offers improved AWB performance and the usual 'improved stability for general performance'. Click through for more details and a download link.
  • Shiny object: Leica T Shooting Experience

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    It's not a surprise that Leica's first autofocus mirrorless system camera is a thing of beauty - nor that it's wildly expensive. The Leica T (Typ 701) uses a 16MP APS-C CMOS sensor, and its operation is almost entirely dependent on a couple of dials and a large touchscreen. It may be beautiful, but a camera can't get by on its looks alone. See how it fared in our field testing. Read more
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • 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…
  • Five Photography Workshops I Would Love to Attend (and you might, too!)

    Scott Kelby
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I absolutely LOVE to learn new stuff, and if I get a chance to sit in another photographer’s class, or spend a day in their workshop, I jump at the chance. Here are five (in no particular order) that are coming up that I would really love to attend (and I’m hoping to get to at least a few of these as a student myself).(1) Frank Doorhof’s Ultimate Workshop Weekend I remember the first time I saw Frank teach in person. I caught his first class, and then went back three more times, taking notes every time. Frank is one of the people I’ve learned the most from about…
  • My First Studio Shoot Using Lightroom Mobile

    Scott Kelby
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:22 pm
    When I posted this behind-the-scenes iPhone pic yesterday on FB and Twitter, and mentioned I was using Lightroom Mobile (that it running on my iPad), I had lots of questions of how and why we used so I thought I’d tackle that here today on the blog.Why Lightroom Mobile? First, I know there are lots of apps (OK, at least a few) that will let you transfer your images from your camera over into your iPad so you can see them during a shoot. In fact, Terry White had a great article on shooting straight from an Eye-fi Wireless SD card, through an App, right over to your iPad (here’s the…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Win A FREE Pass to Photoshop World Las Vegas! Submit your best photos to this contest for your chance to win a FREE pass to Photoshop World Las Vegas! The big winner will also have their photo published in Photoshop User magazine AND get a free year of KelbyOne! The winner will be chosen by a panel including Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski, Peter Hurley, Tamara Lackey, and Erik Valind. The deadline to submit is August 2, so click here and share your best work!Behind The Lens: In-Depth Portfolio Reviews with Joe McNally and Scott Kelby Join Joe McNally and Scott Kelby for an evening of…
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  • Last Week

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    19 Jul 2014 | 3:28 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.
  • Why Is Mobile Marketing Important for your Photography Business?

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am
    The first answer to that question is probably very near at hand, or in your hand – a smartphone and a tablet. Not only do you have at least one of each (and probably almost everyone you know), but by the end of 2014, 1.76 billion people worldwide (or just less than 25% of the global population) will own and use smartphones, which is a 25% increase over 2013. By 2017, more than one-third of all humans will use smartphones. The US will surpass the 50% penetration mark during 2014 and Canada during 2015, as will 13 other countries: South Korea, Australia, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Finland,…
  • Building Better – and Long-Lasting –Customer Relationships with SMS Mobile Marketing

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    Regardless of what type of photography business you operate and who are your primary customers, they are on the move– and the one device that is sure to be with them wherever and whenever they go is their mobile phone. According to a March 2013 IDC Research survey of Android and iPhone users 18–44 years of age: 80% of them check their smartphones within 15 minutes of waking. 79% keep their smartphones on their person or within reach for all but 2 hours of the time they’re awake. This number is 63% for 1 hour of the time they are awake. Being connected was the most important reason…
  • When Your Camera and Lens Can’t Give You the Depth of Field You Need…You Need Helicon Focus from HeliconSoft

    16 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
    For many types of photographs, the goal is to control depth of field and create a good balance between the background and the primary subject or object. You want the perfect bokeh effect in portraits to give photos more dimensionality, so the subject pops from the background. Sports and action photography also requires a blurred background, so athletes don’t blend into the crowd behind them, losing the effect of their movement or the winning moment. The correct depth of field for these types of images are within the capabilities of your camera and lenses and it doesn’t require much…
  • How Far Should You Go To Develop Your Personal Portfolio?

    15 Jul 2014 | 10:10 am
    In order to be a successful photographer one must meet a few requirements. It's not all about gear and good will. Like any creative, a photographer must have a solid personal portfolio if he wants to get noticed by the right people. The question is , how far should you go to built this portfolio? It's a tough one for beginning photographers who are just starting to build their portfolios. Let's look at some of the big dilemmas. Should you work for free? Yes and no. Before giving an answer to this question, you must first ask yourself how you can benefit from a situation where you are required…
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    Silber Studios

  • Will Smart Phones Dethrone GoPro Cameras In a Flash?

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Image from   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…
  • Photojournalist Neal Menschel Shares His Secrets

    11 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Neal Menschel on Advancing Your Photography Images from With the development of automated cameras, it has become far too easy for anyone to take a good photo. What separates professionals from amateurs  is the ability to turn the corner and make a good photo into a great one. It is easy to lose motivation; to feel like another fish in the sea. Neal Menschel shares his wisdom on how to stay motivated and what he thinks is the best perk of being a photographer. Menschel has been honing his craft in photography for over 25 years, beginning his career in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • 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…
  • Photojournalism and Lighting Tips from Ed Kashi

    6 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Award-winning photojournalist Ed Kashi sits down with Marc this week to discuss his transition from artificial to natural lighting. Be sure to check out this video and all of our videos on Advancing Your Photography. Don't forget to take what you learn, go out, and capture images of your own life.  We love to see your photos so share them with us!  Images courtesy of Ed Kashi   Google images Ed Kashi is a photo journalist and filmmaker who spends his life documenting the social and political issues around the world. Kashi is known for his innovative approaches and was feature on…
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  • Once Again - It's Time to Stop the Madness

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Cindy's dream can be your dream as well if you just take it one step at a time. The challenge hits at least half the photographers in our industry. It's the decision that answers the question: Am I ready to go full time as a photographer?  Fifty percent of the photographic industry are made of part time photographers. The number might even be higher in the wedding and event specialties. There’s nothing wrong with being a part time photographer as long as you’re making sure your skill set is top shelf. Cindy Harter Sims spent her last five years as a music teacher, before…
  • ShutterFest - You Need to Be There!

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Click on the banner for more information and the complete list of instructors for 2015. This is definitely going to sound like an infomercial, but it’s a whole lot more. I want to make sure all of you know about an amazing program that's changing the way we look at education. Meet ShutterFest 2015. I attended and taught three workshops at last April’s event and now I’m hooked, because it’s not just a mini-convention, it’s a community. ShutterFest is part of a trifecta built by Sal and Taylor Cincotta. The trifecta started with Shutter Magazine, now with over…
  • Photographers and Taking Responsibility

    20 Jul 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Every day I go wandering through the Internet looking for great quotes we can all connect to. While it's something I tweet for my followers, the benefit of these quotes is just as much for me personally. Here's one I found this morning that should hit home with a lot of you. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” Les Brown So often I've heard new and seasoned pros alike, find a scapegoat to blame for a slow business, poor quality images, lack of recognition etc. How many of us know somebody who's said,"If I…
  • Sunday Morning Reflections: Love, Grace and Gratitude

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:51 am
    Hanging out with Sheila a few years back. Photo by Clay Blackmore. It's the perfect topic for a lazy Sunday morning... “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” Denis Waitley It's Sunday and while many of you might have a wedding today, just as many have an opportunity to just kick back and enjoy your own happiness.  "Love, grace and gratitude"...three big words and while the love and gratitude seem to come easier for most of us, grace can often be a challenge. For me…
  • Just a Saturday Morning THANKS

    19 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    © fotoscool - There are a lot of mornings that just start out with me thinking about how much I love the path I'm currently on in terms of my career. Those of you who know me well, already understand how much I love this industry and helping all of you who are part of it.While I'm pretty much a one man band, I have some amazing friends and associates. I  also have a pretty remarkable wife, who many of you have met at various programs. Sheila has helped me a lot with various aspects of the business. SCU has also been supported by some amazing partners, companies who…
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    Stuck in Customs

  • Huge Lightroom Presets Giveaway!

    Trey Ratcliff
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Thanks to everyone! When I first released these Lightroom Presets over a year ago, I had no idea how popular they would be! I had this conversation with Curtis, who runs the business side, and I told him that I really didn’t think a) that many people had Lightroom or b) would even want my presets. He literally had to force me to release them… And then they really blew up and people loved them! They’re pretty extreme and a lot of different things, for sure, but people really seem to like the presets. So anyway, I wanted to do a new giveaway! Giveaway Details – How to…
  • And this is Pickles

    Trey Ratcliff
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Pickles in Action You can see Pickles “in action” in this little video we made below for the tutorial called “Organize Your Photos!” Daily Photo – And this is Pickles Pickles is the cat that lives in Hobbiton. Pickles is always there and will never pay you any mind unless pickles chooses to mind. And if you want to take a photo of pickles, well he doesn't mind. And this is Pickles Tweet m Photo Information Date TakenMay 8, 2014 at 7:56am CameraILCE-7R Camera MakeSony Exposure Time1/60 Aperture ISO250 Focal Length FlashOff, Did not fire Exposure…
  • Blue Door Number 6

    Trey Ratcliff
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Behind the Scenes at The Arcanum shoot Here’s a bunch of relatively random clips that shows some behind-the-scenes stuff. We were shooting a new promo for The Arcanum and doing random other things! Daily Photo – Blue Door Number 6 Every door in this little town is different. I took photos of about 50 different doors and I was thinking about making some kind of mosaic. But that's one of those “little” projects that sounds like it would take quite a bit of time, eh? Well, I should just buckle down and do it… I wish there were two of me! Anyway, this photo is a…
  • Little Girl Guarding a Store in Beijing

    Trey Ratcliff
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Leica Lens Buying Guide Thanks for coming to check out the Leica Lens Buying Guide on the site. I made it as part of the Sony A7r review. I mention it now because this photo was taken with a Leica lens. And no, I’m not sponsored by Leica. I wish! Daily Photo – Little Girl Guarding a Store in Beijing I walked down a side street near an area called HoHai in Beijing to find all kinds of little treasures. This street was perfect. Dozens of tiny shops, from antiques to chocolates to perfumes to books to everything in between. There were many colors and outfits. From inside one of the…
  • The Clouds of Hobbiton

    Trey Ratcliff
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Want to see me edit this in Lightroom? Be sure to sign up for our newsletter — we’ll announce when this new tutorial is available. I’ve been working hard on it, and now all the Stuck In Customs elves are working on getting it all packaged up and ready for you! Daily Photo – The Clouds of Hobbiton There seem to be epic clouds over Hobbiton almost all the time! So amazing and wonderful, isn't it, the way the accumulate and float around. I've been here to Hobbiton probably 9 times now, and I always get interesting clouds at various puffy-levels. This one is maximum…
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    Improve Photography

  • Done!

    Jim Harmer
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. You are now subscribed to the Behind The Photos Newsletter.  You’ll get the photo tutorial every Tuesday. Want to see a sample of what each Tuesday tutorial will look like?  Here’s a sample below. Welcome to the 2nd edition of the incredibly popular “Behind the Photos” Newsletter from Jim Harmer of  Every Tuesday, you’ll get my newsletter with a gorgeous photo and the complete behind the scenes tutorial of how it was…
  • 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…
  • 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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  • Sony A7s: All About the Gear

    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

    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

    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

    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…
  • TWiP 367 – Apple Stops Down Aperture

    4 Jul 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Audio MP3Audio MP3 Host: Frederick Van Johnson Guests:  Derrick Story, Don Komarechka, & Joseph Linaschke This week on TWiP… Apple to cease development on Aperture Google adds non-­destructive editing to Google+ Photos Nikon announces the D810 And an interview with Ralph Velasco Interview with Ralph Velasco This week Frederick sits down with travel photographer Ralph Velasco to discuss trip planning, how to approach people, a bit about the gear, visual storytelling, and more. You can keep up with Ralph by visiting his website or follow him on Twitter and Google+. Links…
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • Sony boosts sensor output to meet strong demand
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
        It's a good time to be a sensor manufacturer, it seems. While camera sales have been hard-hit by the rise of smartphones, demand for image sensors is stronger than ever. (And that's especially true of stacked, backside-illuminated image sensors, a popular choice in smartphones where the tradeoff between camera module size and image quality makes them particularly useful.) An announcement today from Sony proves that point rather nicely. The company is once again planning to boost its stacked sensor production capacity, investing... (read more)
  • Learn how to use HDR to create natural looking photos in this B&H educational video
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:13 am
    When photographing a scene with strong contrast, such as a landscape during the morning or evening light, a cityscape in the afternoon, or an interior scene with bright light coming in through the windows, most digital cameras' sensors are uncapable of capturing the full dynamic range of the scene. This leads to a loss of detail either in the highlight or in the shadows. The most common technique to overcome this natural limit of digital sensors is HDR photography. By taking multiple images of the same scene with varying exposures, these can be merged by... (read more)
  • Sony RX100 III Shooter’s Report III: SteadyShot, video, flash and more—you asked, we answer!
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
        Parting, they say, is such sweet sorrow -- and yet part with the Sony RX100 III is what I must do. I've just posted the third and final part of my Sony RX100 III Shooter's Report blog, and it's time for opinions rendered and perhaps a few tears shed. Some cameras are easier than others to give back; suffice to say that the RX100 III is a camera that's hard to let go. But let go I did, if only for long enough to put fingers to keyboard and answer some of your remaining questions -- as well as a few of my own. First and foremost, I... (read more)
  • Using 50 Canon EOS 1D X cameras to create a ten second bullet time action sports clip
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
        Ever since the 1999 sci-fi action movie "The Matrix," the so-called "bullet time" technique has become immensely popular in all kinds of visual productions. By arranging multiple cameras around a subject and triggering them at the same time, the technique allows to create a virtual camera movement around the scene while at the same time freezing the action. When the Swiss TV production company DokLab was approached by public broadcaster SRF about a documentary on extreme sports, their client asked them not to produce a... (read more)
  • Hasselblad announces CFV-50c digital back for its V-system medium format cameras
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
        In a move that caught everyone entirely by surprise, Hasselblad today announced a new dedicated digital back for its famous V-system medium format cameras -- the ones that have been to the moon. With the CFV-50c back, any V-system camera that has been built since 1957 can instantly be propelled into the 21st century. For those worried about the classic look of their V-system camera, there's good news: the CFV-50c digital back is styled in exactly the same way as V-system film backs, except for the buttons and 3" display on the... (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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  • 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

  • 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.   ...
  • 5 July, 2014 - Pentax 645Z First Impressions

    5 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    There has been a lot of chatter lately about the Sony 50mp CMOS chip and the cameras it has been put in.  Phase One and Hassleblad have both announced 50mp versions of their backs in the last few months.  Pentax announced theirs too and just last week started to ship the Pentax 645Z.  We we managed to get our hands one and Michael with Nick Devlin take this new camera through its paces.  Is it all the camera everyone was hoping for?  Now you can find out by reading Pentax 645Z First Impressions Review.  ...
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    The Online Photographer

  • 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…
  • More Bad News in Print Photojournalism

    Michael Johnston
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:41 pm
    New York Daily News Staff Photographer David Handschuh was badly injured by falling debris on the job on 9/11. Photo by Todd Maisel/New York Daily News Written by Jim Hughes As rather gleefully announced in today's edition of its arch-rival, the New York Post, the New York Daily News has fired veteran photographer David Handschuh, whose injury and survival while photographing during the twin towers' collapse on 9/11 has become the stuff of legend. "For me," David wrote on his Facebook page about the World Trade Center site he had earlier driven past, "it was the place…
  • How Are Cameras 'Fun'?

    Michael Johnston
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:58 am
    Not long ago, I got rid of my 2012 Toyota RAV4 V6. It was not only the first SUV I've ever owned, it was the first SUV I'd ever driven. I bought it in an effort to be practical, and because my other car (since sold) was an older Mazda Miata, which is great fun but close to the most impractical car you can buy. The RAV4 had only 16,000 miles on it when I said goodbye. I'm still kind of shocked that I traded it in. I had set up everything to run for five years (service contract, warranty) and I could easily have kept it for that long. The RAV4 did everything well. Great freeway…
  • Will Your Photos Outlast You?

    Michael Johnston
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    Words and photographs by Gordon Lewis One of my ongoing interests—I won’t use the word concerns because that could imply worry or anxiety—is how long my images will last. Given my own impermanence, I lack the hubris to expect that any photographs I’ve produced will last forever. I’d certainly love for later generations to consider my work good enough to be worth maintaining, but that’s up to them to decide, not me. In any event, I won’t be around to enjoy it. All I’d really like at this point is that my images last at least as long as I do. I’m 61 years old and have been…
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    Nikonians News

  • Campaign to benefit members

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:18 pm 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 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

  • 19 & 20 Year Olds Launch a Photo Messaging App to Complete Your Moments: Two Images Into One (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…
    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…
  • Launches New iPad App for Photo and Art Enthusiasts (Imaging Insider)
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Tweet New App Takes You Beyond Image Sharing — Virtually Displays Artwork on Your Wall and Delivers to Your Doorstep SANTA MONICA, CA–(Marketwired – Jul 22, 2014) – has released a stunning new iPad app which allows art enthusiasts to browse through millions of images from more than 250,000 living artists, preview those images on their walls using the iPad’s built-in camera, and then purchase the images as framed prints, canvas prints, greeting cards, and more. The app is available for free on the Apple App Store and is the only app to combine photo and…
  • 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. (Imaging Insider)
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    Tweet 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 feature-rich functionality and performance level as the acclaimed H5D-50c camera, providing V System users with a unique opportunity to benefit from latest digital capture technology, including outstanding ISO capability. The announcement comes as Hasselblad underpins its sharp focus on core customers in the medium format sector. Ian Rawcliffe, Hasselblad CEO said: “We have experienced a substantial…
  • Blurr it 2.3 released for iOS – Quickly Blur Selected Part of Photos (Imaging Insider)
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    Tweet mTouchLabs announces Blurr it 2.3, their photography app exclusively for iOS users. Blurr it is a nifty little app that allows you to blur part of the image to hide your face, body, your friends, or any other secrets from the photos before sharing them to your friends or uploading them to social networking sites. Select a photo from albums or take one with the built-in camera instantly, and wipe the image with your finger. ou can also blur more than one area before saving the image. Hyderabad, India – mTouchLabs today is proud to announce new update of Blurr it 2.3, their…
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  • One Hour of Photoshop Tips & Tricks

    Richard Harrington
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    I was honored to be the special guest on this week’s Photoshop Show (hosted by Jan Kabili, Ron Clifford and Dave Bell).  They asked some great questions and tossed in bonus tips onto my techniques.  This is a power hour of some of my favorite Photoshop and Camera Raw techniques. Be sure to check out past shows here — This Post Sponsored by: 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…
  • Want to Get OSX Yosemite First (And Free)?

    Richard Harrington
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    The beta for Apple OS X Yosemite is expected to drop tomorrow (Thursday, July 24).  This is a public beta program that allows the first 1 million users signed up to test drive the next release of OS X.  The goal is to try it out and submit your feedback to Apple. Some official details…   What is the OS X Beta Program? OS X Yosemite will be available this fall. The OS X Beta Program lets you take part in shaping it by test-driving pre-release versions and letting us know what you think. Your comments will help us make OS X better for all Mac users. Sign up today, and the beta…
  • There and Back Again, Iceland

    Doug Daulton
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Where to start? “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” Hmmm. Like New Zealand, parts of Iceland certainly feel like Middle Earth; more on that in a future post. I suppose, like Bilbo, it is best that I start at the beginning. Some months ago, my friend Geoffery Orthwein told me he was working on a screenplay with Andrew Sullivan. They hoped to shoot it in the summer of 2014 and asked if I would be interested in producing the film. I have produced a documentary, several podcasts and tons of live events. A feature film is an entirely different beast. Many of the mechanics are the…
  • It’s OK to Crop | How I Got the Shot

    Robert Vanelli
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    As I was photographing a Cross Country race, we were hit by a heavy Florida rain storm. Luckily I had shelter under a tarp. I watched the high school kids performed like true athletes, they didn’t let rain or a mud filled track slow them down. I wasn’t about to let a rain storm deprive the kids of their photos. I had to quickly rethink my game plan knowing I could only shoot from a stationary position. This is how I got the shot. Quick settings overview Nikon D700 Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens Shot at f/2.8 1/800 sec shutter speed AUTO ISO -.07 EV (exposure compensation) Keeping…
  • Featured Photo by Natalie Leck

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Editor’s Note: Each week we’ll be featuring members of the Photofocus community.  Part of our New Year’s resolution is to focus on new and emerging talent.  As such, Melissa Niu will personally select images from our readers and feature them here on Photofocus. Today’s featured photo is chosen from ViewBug (The World’s Best Photo Contests) community. To see more of Natalie’s work, see her portfolio here. If you would like your photo featured, read this article. We’re excited to feature your work to the Photofocus audience! This Post Sponsored by:…
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    The Leica Camera

  • 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. [...]
  • Amedeo Turello: A Natural Way of Seeing with the Leica S-System

    Leica Internet Team
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    Born and raised in Italy, Amedeo M. Turello studied architecture at the Politecnico di Torino. He has been a consultant for various high-level international luxury brands as well as a freelance art director for luxury editorial projects and has dedicated himself to fashion photography since 1999. His involvement with photography grew from a natural love of [...]
  • Alejandro Cegarra: Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award 2014

    Leica Internet Team
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    This year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award was Alejandro Cegarra for his portfolio “The Other Side of the Tower of David,” which is dedicated to the squatters in an abandoned tower block in Caracas. In this video, Alejandro describes how he uses black-and-white photography to show the personal, inside lives of those who reside in [...]
  • Martin Kollar: Oskar Barnack Award Winner 2014

    Leica Internet Team
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Martin Kollar was 2014′s Oskar Barnack Award Winner for “Field Trip,” a portfolio of images taken in Israel. In the above video, he describes the idea behind this work and how he tried to focus on the future instead of the past. The aim of the project was to portray the diversity of the country [...]
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  • cinema@planet5D is back! Hand picked awesome videos (planetMitch)
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:56 am
    Yes, it is true! The cinema@planet5D is back! Our cinema section was very popular or year or two ago, and with the failed switch to the “videolog” and the forums, the cinema site was shut down for a while. I continue to see awesome movies and many of our fantastic readers send them to me for review and possible placement, and have no place to post them, so I decided it was time to bring back the cinema@planet5D! Our cinema was always an awesome place to find the best and the brightest upcoming DSLR video and special feature videos shot with other cameras. It was a popular place…
  • Is the Panasonic GH4 as Game Changing as Everyone Thought 3 Months Ago? (planetMitch)
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    When guys like Michael Reichmann, Philip Bloom, Caleb Pike and Dave Dugdale write about either buying or switching entirely from Canon to Panasonic;  video comparisons here, here, and here offer unequivocal demonstrations of superior GH4 footage; and guys at local meetups all talk about the GH4 and possibly switching as well, you have to ask: Is the GH4 the game changer that everyone thought it would be? The answer is: we’ll see. But here’s what to look for: A major TV show shoots an entire episode with the GH4 (as HOUSE did with the Canon 5D Mk II for a season finale a couple of years…
  • Spike Lee Shoots The Game on Digital Bolex D16 Cameras, and Scores (planetMitch)
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    There is nothing quite like a celebrity endorsement to rubber stamp a new product in the minds of wavering buyers. In this case there are two celebrities and a well-known corporation involved – director Spike Lee, songstress Kelly Rowland and soft drinks giant Pepsi. And a game that is almost a religion in some parts of the world – soccer aka association football aka just plain old football. Spike Lee and his two camera operators shot the video in Brazil on two hand-held raw-recording D16 digital cinema cameras linked together via a wireless monitoring system. The system, costing…
  • planet5D podcast #20 Timelapse discussion and more with Ron Risman (planetMitch)
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Today we had Ron Risman from and – with us on the podcast! Show notes and links Discussion about time-lapse workshops The features of the Southwest More information about Ron’s workshops Is timelapse overdone at this point? What is What’s coming in the world of time-lapse? “Vegas 4K” video cinema@planet5D re-opening If you would like to join us LIVE on the next podcast, click here to be notified of every podcast. NOTE: $100 off code! TLVOF5D will save your readers $100 off either of the workshops.
  • Zeiss Optics with Video Ergonomics at a “Bargain” Price? (planetMitch)
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Ever try to use a follow focus – even a good one, like the Edelkrone Focus One Pro – with a still camera autofocus lens from one of the major manufacturers? No? Good luck with that. It’s not that the gears won’t engage or that the focus pull itself isn’t smooth or precise – nor that there’s something terribly wrong with the lenses themselves. Rather, it’s that most autofocus lenses designed for still photography do the opposite of what we need for videography. They’re: slow; noisy; and they hunt. Which is why so many of us switch autofocus off and focus manually when filming…
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    PMA Newsline

  • On The Imaging Executive podcast: Changing social photo behaviors

    Paul Worthington
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
      In the new report “Social Photo and Video: The New Communication and Memory-Keeping Paradigm,” InfoTrends examines the motivations, reasons, and influences behind consumer imaging behaviors. In this episode of the Imaging Executive podcast, associate director Alan Bullock explains how today’s consumers are likely to own many devices with cameras, and they make multiple choices […]
  • Business success: Beware the oxymoron

    Jennifer Kruger
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    If you’ve forgotten from your grammar lessons a few(!) years ago, an oxymoron is two words used together that, separately, mean the opposite of each other, like jumbo shrimp, cruel kindness, same difference, deafening silence… a word geek like myself could go on and on. But instead, I suggest we consider a phrase not typically […]
  • PMA/PPFA welcome new members

    Jennifer Kruger
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    We are happy to welcome all our new members, including: Bush Mountain Stitchery & Framing, North Brookfield, Mass. Colonial Custom Framing, Williamsburg, Va. Double Diamond Technologies Inc., Ocean View, N.J. Kevin Gillentine Gallery, New Orleans, La. Night Owl Photo Cinematography, North Hollywood, Calif. Paoli Fotobar, Paoli, Penn. PhotoTek of Lake Charles, Lake Charles, La. RKO […]
  • Paul Clutter of McAlister Photoworks wins first iPad in PMA Early Renewal drawing

    Jennifer Kruger
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    You know all those emails we’ve been sending you, reminding you to renew your PMA membership early to be entered into a drawing to win cool prizes?  Pay attention to them — Paul Clutter did, and he is now the owner of a new iPad! There are more prizes yet to be won, like an […]
  • Discover “20 Awesome Productivity Tricks Anyone Can Use”

    Jennifer Kruger
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    This morning I came across an article by Inc. Magazine‘s Jeff Haden titled “20 Awesome Productivity Tricks Anyone Can Use.” Well, there’s a headline I’m certainly not going to ignore! Scrolling through the tips (which you do by clicking on each picture in the article), I decided there are lots of ideas here I will […]
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  • 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…
  • Amazing Video: USAF Photographer, Staff Sgt. Larry Reid Jr.

    Michael Palmer
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    We all have a passion for photography and technology here at Steve's Digicams. We take pride in collecting the right gear, testing our camera settings for desired effect, and waiting for a precise event... All in the quest to capture a moment in time. To freeze the world for an instant. To save a memory. To tell a story.Professional photographers traverse the ends of the world to capture moments and tell stories. But you've probably never seen a photographer quite like Staff Sergeant Larry E. Reid Jr. His job, you ask? Official photographer for the United States Air Force Demonstration…
  • Just Published: Our Olympus OM-D E-M10 ILC Review

    William Chambers
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    Our hands on review of Olympus' latest ILC, the OM-D E-M10, is now live. The more compact and affordable sibling of the E-M1, the E-M10 is loaded with high-end Olympus features, like a 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor, TruePic VII processing unit, a tilting LCD screen, 1.4 million dot EVF, Wi-Fi, and high-speed capture up to 8fps. Our senior reviewer, Josh Fate, noted that the E-M10 is, "One of the best entry-level ILC's I've seen.". That's saying a lot, and one look at this review and our sample photos will tell you why he feels this way. To get all the details, see our Olympus OM-D E-M10…
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    A Photo Editor

  • 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 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…
  • Part Of Being A Great Photographer Is An Innate Gift For The Drive To Do It

    A Photo Editor
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    I think that part of this (being a great photographer) is an innate gift. I think that all artists, whatever the medium, have some genetic luck. That gives them the drive for whatever the talent is, painter, writer, musician, photographer. There’s something that’s deep within their soul. I use to tell photographers that I believe great photographers, artists, whomever have a third eye. Many decades ago I was weaving and doing rugs I remember looking down at my hands and being in wonder of what they were doing. I’d say to myself, just stay out of their way. Get out of the way and let…
  • This Week In Photography Books: Anders Petersen

    Jonathan Blaustein
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein The grass is always greener. So they say. I’m keeping that in mind as I try to relax into my staycation this summer. No use envying other people’s holiday photos on Instagram. Sometimes these aphorisms carry deep wisdom. “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” That’s the cycle of history in one short sentence. Impressive. (Certainly terser than a blustery treatise on why Vlad Putin’s aggression in Ukraine is hardly avant garde.) There’s another that’s been on my mind lately. “Wherever you go, there you…
  • In The World We Find Ourselves In Today, Hard Work Isn’t Enough

    A Photo Editor
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    …you’d better understand how to deploy those design skills in a way that helps solve business problems for your clients. …the select few who are going to thrive in the months and years to come are going to be the ones who can tell a complex story across a range of media in a simple, clear and elegant way. via AIGA | Apple’s Creative Director Alan Dye on Why Great Design Skills Aren’t Enough. Buying a new website? builds portfolio websites for photographers. Have a look (here).
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    Nikon Rumors

  • 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…
  • Weekly Nikon news flash #272

    [NR] admin
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:14 pm
    → The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon mount is now in stock. → Save up to $225 on SanDisk Pro CF memory cards. → Refurbished Nikon SB-700 flash for $259 with 90 days Nikon warranty and free shipping (regular price: $326.95). → Topaz Labs ReMask software is 50% off till July 31st with coupon code "julyremask". → For the past two months the Indonesian Communication Agency has registered two new Nikon digital cameras under the code names N1403 and N1404. → The previously rumored Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1 flash is now officially announced. → This one of a kind Nikon…
  • New Nikon videos on YouTube

    [NR] admin
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    Here are the latest Nikon videos from YouTube: → Robert Beck on his favorite Nikon D4s feature: → Dave Black on Nikon D4s group-area autofocus: → Jewelry photography tips with lifestyle photographer Frida Fahrman (Nikon D610): → Lifestyle photography tips with photographer Frida Fahrman (Nikon D610): → Flower photography tips with lifestyle photographer Frida Fahrman (Nikon D610): → Photographers' Voice - Spirit Bear: → Behind the scenes of "Every Moment Counts" Nikon D810 promo video I published online earlier this week: → The Song of Freedom at the Estonian Song &…
  • Nikon NEF Codec 1.23.0 and NRW Codec 1.6.0 released

    [NR] admin
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:31 am
    Nikon released NEF Codec 1.23.0 with D810 support. Nikon NEF Codec makes Nikon RAW (.NEF) files easy accessible in a Windows environment. The NRW Codec was also updated to version 1.6.0 (NRW files are produced by Coolpix cameras). Posted by This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Nikon NEF Codec 1.18.1 released with D600 support Nikon NEF Codec v1.15.0 released Nikon NEF Codec version 1.12.0 released
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    Canon Rumors

  • High Megapixel EOS on the Way as Mentioned by Canon

    Canon Rumors
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:08 am
    The first confirmation directly from Canon about a high megapixel camera has appeared in an interview with DC Watch. The interview was about the two latest ultra wide zoom lenses, the EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM and the EF 16-35 f/4L IS and what went into designing them. Google Translated from interview: “I to higher pixel unnecessarily is the opposite, but there is also a feeling if there is a high-performance lens that matches the number of pixels (pixel pitch), to want to take a look at the descriptive power of the true. By super-wide-angle zoom image quality is good came out to the…
  • Review: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG II HSM

    Canon Rumors
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    Bryan over at The Digital Picture has posted his review of the Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG II HSM. This is the widest rectilinear lens available for full frame Canon DSLRs. If you’re looking for a lens that will give a truly unique look, this will definitely fit the bill. Says The Digital Picture: “This lens is not without some shortcomings, but what it offers is available in no other lens. The Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG II HSM Lens is the widest angle rectilinear lens available in a Canon, Nikon, Sony or Sigma DSLR mount. This unique capability will allow you to capture images…
  • Patent: 45x Zoom for Waterproof Camera

    Canon Rumors
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    This patent may show where the next PowerShot D series camera is heading. Below is a patent for a 45x zoom lens that is for a waterproof/dustproof application. Patent Publication No. 2014-109664 (Google Translated) Publication date 2014.6.12 Filing date 2012.11.30 Related 2014-109665,2014-109666 Example 1 Zoom ratio 44.41 Focal length f = 4.62-13.02-205.00mm Fno. 3.91-6.14-9.00 Half angle ω = 36.14-16.58-1.08 ° 99.33-103.38-113.64mm overall length of the lens BF 12.11-10.81-4.28mm Source: [EG] cr
  • 4K Video Capture Coming to the EOS 5D Mark IV? [CR1]

    Canon Rumors
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:23 pm
    The EOS 5D Mark IV received a mention recently as possibly being announced in early 2015. One of the features mentioned as a possibility is 4K video capture. Although, I’m pretty sure every future Canon DSLR is going to be rumored to shoot 4K video. CR’s Take If the EOS 5D Mark IV is coming in early 2015 as this rumor suggests, then I cannot see 4K being a part of the feature set. I don’t think we’ll see 4K video recording in a “prosumer” level DSLR from Canon until the technology moves down the Cinema EOS line. I asked someone in the know recently if…
  • Sigma to Enter the World of Cinema Lenses?

    Canon Rumors
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Is Sigma getting ready to enter the world of professional cinema lenses? It seems like a logical next step for the manufacturer, as they have become quite aggressive in the higher end DSLR space. While Sigma didn’t flat out say they were entering the market, they also didn’t deny it. Sigma’s CEO Kazuto Yamaki left the following hint recently in an interview with Resource Magazine: “How could one of the greatest innovators of lens technology in the world not be producing lenses for high-end digital video and motion picture cameras? With such high standards,…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Dispelling the Myth of Good Light and Bad Light

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    There is no such thing as bad light, there is just light. Take advantage of every situation. Photography is all about the light. In fact, if there is no light hitting the sensor, there is no photo. Different times of the day, or weather conditions, can create different moods and situations. As you probably know, you can achieve amazing and compelling results by shooting in the early morning, or from late afternoon well into twilight. This is known as the golden hour and the blue hour, respectively. However, there is no such thing as good light or bad light, there is just light. It is not…
  • How to use Lightroom Develop Presets to Learn Processing Tips

    Andrew S. Gibson
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my previous article you learned how to create a vintage effect using Lightroom. I started by showing you some Lightroom Develop Presets you can use as a shortcut, and finished by demonstrating some techniques you can use yourself. The hidden message in the article was that one way to learn how to use Lightroom is to buy some Develop Presets (or download some free ones) and analyze them to see how they work. You can then apply the same techniques to your own photos, and even create your own Develop Presets. Today I’m going to give you some tips on analyzing other people’s Develop…
  • Taking your DSLR into the Backcountry Safely

    Erin Fitzgibbon
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    In the Northern Hemisphere summer is finally here and that means it’s the beginning of camping season. It’s time to haul out the tent, the propane stove, the canoe, the bug hat and the DSLR. You visit all these beautiful places, gain a sense of peace and respect for Mother Nature, then come home and wish you were still there. Having beautiful, sharp images of the brutal trail you faced, the noisy bird that woke you at dawn, or the incredible sunset you experienced can make the experience all the more rich. The added bonus is you have some fantastic images you can hang on the wall…
  • Overcoming the Fear – Creating Better Travel Photography Portraits

    Oded Wagenstein
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Pick up Oded’s new Snapn Guide (a dPS sister company) Snapn Travel here for only $7. A lifetime of travel memories in a Snap. Traveling is fun and rewarding, but sharing memories of your journeys with friends, family and the world through your own beautiful images can be even better. Especially rewarding are images of the interesting people you meet along the way, because creating travel photography portraits can be an amazing addition to your portfolio. But, if taking pictures of strangers while interacting with them makes you uneasy, maybe even feeling a bit of fear? GOOD! Then this…
  • How To Photograph Shy Adults

    Annie Tao
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Some people are not as comfortable in front of the camera as others. Perhaps they are shy, or perhaps they believe they have physical “imperfections”, so they aren’t at ease when it comes to having their photo taken. (I put quotes around that term because often these are not imperfections at all, but rather, beautiful parts of their body that they over-think.) Unless they are a professional model, most people fall into this category to some degree. If they don’t feel comfortable, it will show in the photos. Luckily, there are things you can do that may help. Give your…
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  • MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

    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

    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 ( 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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • How to Relocate Your Wedding Photography Business in 3 Steps

    Paul Escott
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    No one’s saying they’re easy steps, but we’re saying it’s definitely feasible to relocate your wedding photography business. Now, if you’re interested in wedding photography and the business aspects of this field, you already know that the issue of location is very important. It’s relevant for a wedding photographer’s digital marketing efforts (think location searches), for acquiring new business leads, for building a brand identity and for raising brand awareness. As such, with location being so inextricably connected with the very nature of the wedding photography business,…
  • 3 Updates on Social Media Tools for Wedding Photographers

    Paul Escott
    4 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    We’ve written about social media tools for photographers before, but here are some fresh updates for you, for summer 2014. The wedding season is upon us and we bet you’ll come out at the other end with some great new material to showcase all over the Internet. Check out our three tips, which will hopefully help you make the most of your work, in terms of branding and exposure. Wow them with pictures These social media tools for wedding photographers have been hyped endlessly already, but this is one tip that bears repeating: you need to put your content out there on Pinterest and its…
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  • 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) ? Category: Video Camera: Canon
  • sony nightshot bypass the auto shut off timer??

    9 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    I believe it shuts off automatically because you have a tape in the camcorder. If you are not recording to tape, remove the tape. That should disable to auto-sh . . . Category: Video Camera
  • IBM PC Camera Driver for Microsoft Windows Vista

    9 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    Can any one help me to get IBM PC CAMERA Driver, ( version 5 ) for windows 7 Category: WebCam
  • Error Code C:31:23?

    8 Jul 2014 | 1:07 am
    What a happy day! The C:31:42 error is gone and my DCR-PC53E works again after giving it this hard treatment. Category: Video Camera: Sony
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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 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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    LetsGoDigital English Edition

  • Samsung Curved UHD TV available for pre-order

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:25 am
    World’s Largest Curved UHD TV available for pre-order : Samsung Electronics America, the leader in TV technology, announced the availability of its award-winning 105” Curved UHD TV (model number: Samsung UN105S9W). The new UDT TV features an impressive 105” screen that not only envelops viewers with an immersive curved design but also provides a movie-theater experience at home. Each unit is exquisitely built to order for $119,999.99 and is available for order this week. For owners of the 105” Curved UHD TV, Samsung will offer its “Samsung Elite Service,” where customers can…
  • Mobile Photo Gallery

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    MyRoll Mobile Video & Photo Gallery : After two years and close to 1.5 billion photos analyzed, Flayvr is introducing a new brand and new product focused on replacing the mobile photo & video gallery: MyRoll. A complete reinvention of the mobile gallery as an intelligently personalized experience, MyRoll is the first photo and video gallery ever created that uses behavioral, contextual, and image data analysis to learn what memories matter most to each user and tailor the gallery to each individual. The result is a reimagined gallery experience that learns what is most important to each user,…
  • Canon digital camera manufacturing milestone

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Manufacturing milestone for Canon digital cameras : Canon has reached a camera manufacturing milestone as combined production of the Company’s compact digital and interchangeable-lens digital cameras surpassed 250 million units. Canon, a company that has continuously produced cameras since its founding in 1937, began producing and marketing digital cameras in the mid-1990s. In 1995, when film cameras were still the preferred camera type, Canon launched its first digital camera, the professional-model EOS DCS 31 Digital SLR camera. Compact cameras were leading the digital shift within the…
  • Samsung Milk free radio service

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:25 am
    Samsung Milk free online radio service : Delivering on the passion points of consumers, Samsung Mobile introduced Milk Music, a new, free and ad-free radio service that offers an effortless and entertaining way to enjoy the music you love and discover new, unexpected music. Fully customizable, Samsung Milk is designed with an elegant, easy-to-use interface and more than 200 stations that makes tuning into your favorite music a more enjoyable and enriching experience. "Milk introduces a fresh approach to music that reflects our innovation leadership and our focus on creating best-in-class…
  • SDHC memory cards with embedded wireless LAN

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    SDHC memory cards with built-in wireless LAN functionality : Toshiba Semiconductor & Storage Products Company announced that it will start the sales of SDHC memory cards with embedded wireless LAN communications for third-party solution providers. The new SDHC memory cards has the same hardware composition as "FlashAir", the memory card with embedded wireless LAN communications, currently available in the consumer market. Since the memory card itself has embedded wireless LAN and web server functions, its insertion into an SDHC memory card slot adds wireless functions to various mobile…
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    Layers Magazine

  • 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.
  • Markzware Plug-Ins

    David Creamer
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Updated Workflow Plug-Ins The PDF2DTP plug-in converts PDFs into either InDesign or to QuarkXPress files (the InDesign and Quark versions are separate purchases). It has been updated for InDesign CC and is currently available only for the Macintosh. The plug-in hasn’t been updated to support InDesign CC for Windows or for QuarkXPress 10 on either platform. Hopefully, both of these issues will be resolved in future updates. This plug-in is available via subscription for $199 per year; older versions are still available as a perpetual license. It should be noted that this plug-in is the only…
  • Over Niagara Falls with Jeff Cable and his DJI Phantom Vision

    RC Concepcion
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    Hey everyone.  RC here.  Just wanted to share a cool video that I was turned onto.  My buddy Jeff Cable recently spent some time out in Niagara falls and brought along his 5DMKIII with him.  Not satisfied with the types of shots he got with the camera, he decided to take to the skies with his DJI Phantom Vision+.  Thats the video you see above. Check out more on the story behind the shot here: I know I wouldnt be brave enough to send my Quadcopter by the waterfalls!
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  • Time Lapse Videos Made Easy

    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

    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…
  • A Compact Solar Charger that Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

    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…
  • How To Upcycle Any Book Into A Photo Album

    10 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 If a picture tells a thousand words, how many words would a book turned into a photo album tell? Give your loose photos a new home by turning any old book into a rad new photo album. Rewrite history (books) or be the hero in a graphic novel with a quick snip and a slide. Hardback, paperback or horseback, we’ll show you how to turn any book into a photo album! Learn How to Turn All Your Books Into Photo Albums (...)Read the rest of How To Upcycle Any Book Into A Photo Album (223 words) © Erika for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to…
  • Add Felty Pockets toKeep Your Camera Bag Organized

    7 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 You love all of your photog accessories equally, but some of the big guys like to beat up on the little ones in your camera bag. Tuck away your phone, extra lenses, batteries and more in a warm and snuggly Photographer’s Pouch for safe keeping. The Photographer’s Pouch is soft enough to keep your thingies safe, but strong and confident enough to fight off bullies when things get rough. Plus it’s pretty darn handsome, made of heather gray felt with a velcro back and an elastic band to keep everything secure. Throw a few Photographer’s…
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    emilie inc. photography blog

  • St. Ann's baptism of Grace

    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

    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.
  • James, Claire and Grace at Drakes Island

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:43 pm
    You've seen this sweet family on the blog several times before... at mom and dad's rehearsal dinner, at their Drakes Island beach house last summer and again in Central Park last fall after the birth of their third child. I was so touched to be asked back for another beach house session and you'll get a peek at baby Grace's baptism in a few days, too! I can't get enough of these cuties, can you see why?!We started early. Despite mornings not being the best time for light on the beach, they are definitely the easier option for engaging young children. Between outfit changes, five adults,…
  • Spruce Point Inn wedding of Sarah and Brett

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    I was nervous about possible holiday traffic for my drive up to Boothbay Harbor for Sarah and Brett's wedding at Spruce Point Inn, so I left extra early.  Of course, there was no traffic in my direction.  I had a couple hours to kill and parked at the little lot overlooking the harbor.  Soon after, I couldn't help but notice a group of dudes riding Huffy beach cruisers.  I had a hunch these were groomsmen entertaining themselves before a wedding.  My eyes spied the groom Brett, and I grabbed my cameras - couldn't miss the pre-ceremony activity!  Brett and the…
  • Yanica and Leah's weekday wedding in Skowhegan, Maine

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    I have a hunch that Yanica and Leah are folks I'll keep in touch with for a long time.  They planned an intimate wedding (including the couple, I was guest #8!) at the home of Yanica's Colby College mentor Joe, located in Skowhegan, Maine. The ceremony took place across the street at Coburn Park, a lush little sanctuary filled with beautiful trees.  Joe's reading had tears streaming down Yanica's cheeks right from the start.  The two wrote their own vows, raw words that spoke to the love and friendship that has bonded these two over the last seven years after meeting at a kids…
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    Digital Camera Reviews & Photography Tips

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • Nikon D810 Review

    Mark Goldstein
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    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. Read our in-depth Nikon D810 review to find out if it can emulate the success of the previous D800/E cameras... Read the review »
  • BosStrap Side Slide

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:10 am
    BosStrap has just released a new product called the BosStrap Side Slide. Read more and comment »
  • The Notion of Family

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    The Notion of Family by rising photographer and 2014 Guggenheim Fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier is a new title published by the Aperture Foundation. Read more and comment »
  • Blackmagic Camera 1.8.2

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Blackmagic Design has released version 1.8.2 of its Camera software, which adds 3 new Apple ProRes file formats for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Read more and comment »
  • Nikon D810 Sample Images

    Mark Goldstein
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    Ahead of our full review, here are sample images taken with a full production version of the new Nikon D810 DSLR camera, including the entire ISO range. The Nikon D810 is a 36.3 megapixel full-frame DSLR with no optical low pass filter, an ISO range of 32-51,200, 1080/60p video recording, a 1299K-dot 3-inch LCD monitor and 5fps continuous shooting. Read the preview »
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  • Spoiler Alert: Potential Security Flaw in Adobe Flash

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Rating: 0/5Body: 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 ( from even running on their machines. In addition, Adobe has…
  • Adobe Launches Creative Cloud Market

    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

    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 App

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Authors: Erica GametRating: 0/5Body:  Watching the wealth of educational videos on 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'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…
  • Stay Fit While You Sit

    10 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametRating: 0/5Body: As creative professionals doing a majority of our work on a computer, we are each aware that we sit too much. Lately there has been quite the influx of standing and adjustable desks in the marketplace. However, they tend to be quite large or expensive and are often not an option for those working in an office that is satisfied with the scrinium status quo. The folks at FitnessCubed have launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring their Cubii sitting elliptical machine to market. A third of the way through the fundraising period, they are more…
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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]

    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

    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

    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 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]

    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]

    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 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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  • 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.
  • Kohoutek luční a Vřetenuška štírovníková / Cuckoo flower and Slender scotch burnet

    30 Jun 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Kohoutek luční (Lychnis flos-cuculi) je vcelku rozšířená luční květina. Roste od západní Evropy po Sibiř, od nížin po středně vysoká pohoří. Vřetenuška štírovníková (Zygaena angelicae) je hojným zástupcem tohoto druhu motýla po celé Evropě. Určeno bez záruky ;-) Krásné prázdniny všem! Cuckoo flower (Lychnis flos-cuculi) is numerous flower in meadows between west Europe and Siberia. Slender scotch burnet(Zygaena angelicae) is numerous kind of buterfly in whole Europe. Without guarantee ;-)Nice holiday to All!
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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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  • 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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  • The Pinolga – A Beautiful DIY Cardboard Holga-Style Pinhole Camera

    Udi Tirosh
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
    It’s been a long while since we posted any decent pinhole cameras, so I was truly happy to receive this one – The Pinolga – A Beautiful DIY Cardboard Holga-Style Pinhole Camera. Completely made out of cardboard. The camera made by Ray Panduro is completely made out of cardboard to resemble (one to one) the [...] The post The Pinolga – A Beautiful DIY Cardboard Holga-Style Pinhole Camera appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Trippy Video Uses 6 GoPros To Create a ‘Little-Planet World

    Udi Tirosh
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Ben Bloom and the team at Onion Creek Productions took the little planet panorama one step further and made a video that totally plays on the concept. In a video they did for Wild Child they mounted 6 GoPros on a device to create a continuous little planet video. We have shared small planet GoPro [...] The post Trippy Video Uses 6 GoPros To Create a ‘Little-Planet World appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Photographer Brings Back The Glory Of Old US Locomotives

    Udi Tirosh
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    It was not so long ago that quickly getting from one place to another meant hoping on a big train. Today of course we have airplanes and bullet trains, but those things of beauty still hold their own. Photographer and engineer Matthew Malkiewicz shares his passion for those beasts by traveling all over the United [...] The post Photographer Brings Back The Glory Of Old US Locomotives appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • See How Color Blind Photographer Captures Amazing Colors

    Udi Tirosh
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    Here is a photography twist on “more than meets the eye”. Photographer Tomer Razabi is known for his amazing captures of the dead sea. (Head over to his dead sea portfolio for some incredible views. This is why I was kind of surprised to learn that Tomer is actually color blind. I thought that this [...] The post See How Color Blind Photographer Captures Amazing Colors appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • How to Tell Clients They Can’t Have the RAW Files

    Jeff Guyer
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    It’s been a while since I’ve received “The E-Mail,” so I guess it shouldn’t have been that much of a surprise when it came today. I must have been living a charmed life, because it hadn’t reared its ugly head in quite a while. Yet there it was. Staring me in the face. Cursor blinking [...] The post How to Tell Clients They Can’t Have the RAW Files 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

    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 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

    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: 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.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Compositing Challenge and Wacom – Episode 382

    Nick Abramovitz
    19 Jun 2014 | 10:32 am
    Pete and Corey give tips on how to make more realistic composite effects. Wes Maggio stops by the studio to demonstrate the many advantages of using the pressure sensitive pen on your Wacom tablet to increase workflow. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form Photoshop World Down and Dirty Tour Wacom Community Page This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 382 is now playing! Download Episode 382 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click…
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    Image Sensors World

  • Rumor: Sony to Announce 22MP Curved Sensor for Mobile Applications

    Vladimir Koifman
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Sony Alpha Rumors quotes Chinese cnBeta site with specs of the first Sony image sensor - a 22MP 2/3-inch IMX271SMK and based on it camera module. One of the interesting features of the rumored sensor is rectangular pixels - "Oversampling (2-in-1 Logic physical pixel pixel, without guessing color)":DPReview quotes another rumor from Chinese website saying that the next generation Sony Xperia Z3X smartphone is to feature the IMX271SMK curved sensor and is scheduled to appear on the market sometime in 2015. The camera phone lens is unusually bright at F1.2.
  • Sony Invests More in Stacked Sensors Production

    Vladimir Koifman
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    Sony plans to invest 35 billion yen in its Nagasaki Technology Center ("Nagasaki TEC") and Kumamoto Technology Center ("Kumamoto TEC") from the H2 of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015 (FY14) through the H1 of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016 (FY15), to increase its production capacity for stacked image sensors. The investment is intended to reinforce Nagasaki TEC's "layering process" production capabilities, as well as Kumamoto TEC's "mastering process" facilities. "The layering process refers to the layering semiconductor chips containing back-illuminated structure pixels with…
  • Mobileye Plans IPO at $3.8B Valuation

    Vladimir Koifman
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Reuters, Globes: Mobileye, a maker of vision & camera-based ADAS systems starts the roadshow for NYSE IPO of $500M at $3.8B valuation. Mobileye's revenue was $81.2M in 2013. Such a high valuation (for a hardware company) reflects the market expectations for a wide adoption of automotive vision systems.A Youtube video shows one of the Mobileye features in action:
  • FLIR Announces Availability of its Low Cost Thermal Imager

    Vladimir Koifman
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    Marketwired: FLIR announces that the FLIR ONE thermal imaging accessory for smartphones will be available on July 23 for pre-order online at The award-winning FLIR ONE transforms an iPhone 5 or 5s into a thermal imager. When paired with its iPhone app, FLIR ONE displays live infrared imagery that allows the user to see the world from a thermal perspective. FLIR ONE will also be available to buy in Apple Stores and on in August.A Youtube commercial explains why average consumer needs thermal camera:Thanks to SF for the news.
  • DALSA on CMOS Sensors Today and Tomorrow

    Vladimir Koifman
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    Spectronet publishes Teledyne-DALSA presentation "CMOS Today & Tomorrow." Few slides from the presentation:
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    Visual Realia

  • Adams County's Rettland Farm

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • “Eyes in the Sky” Deployed Around Belize Reefs

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    In a high-tech plan to enforce marine protection laws in Belize, the Belize Fisheries Department has begun a monitoring program using “conservation drones.”
  • Shooting for Sharks

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Conservation Photographer Paul Hilton shares some shocking images of the shark fin trade.
  • Offshore Wind Farms Attract Harbor Seals

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:15 pm
    According to data gathered from GPS tags, a number of tagged harbor seals have been visiting offshore wind turbines in order to feed on prey that live on and around the man-made structures. According to the research team conducting the study, this...
  • Trash “Island” Forming in Pacific Garbage Patch

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:32 am
    The Pacific garbage patch was first noted by Capt. Charles Moore when he was sailing his boat back from the Transpacific Yacht Race. In the middle of the ocean, far away from land or any sort of civilization, he noticed a large amount of trash flo...
  • Camera Raw 8.6 Release Candidate Now Available on Adobe Labs

    20 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Adobe has announced the availability of Camera Raw 8.6 and DNG Converter 8.6 release candidates (RC).
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Lightroom Plug-In: If You’re Looking For Film Effects, Check Out Alien Skin Exposure 6 (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 (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 (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 (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…
  • 10 Things Aperture Users Need to Know About Lightroom (Matt Kloskowski)
    29 Jun 2014 | 11:01 pm
    There’s been speculation for a while now, but it’s confirmed. Apple is stopping future development of Aperture. The writing’s been on the wall for a while now. Aperture actually came out right around the time when Lightroom did (even a little before). But it’s been stagnant on version 3 for a while now, and Lightroom has continually pulled ahead. Anyway, all the debates over which is/was better don’t matter much now. If you’re an Aperture user, it’s time to find something else to manage/edit your photos. So if you’ve been waiting to make the…
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  • 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

  • Mode Auto Fokus Al Servo : Kapan kita perlu menggunakannya
    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?
    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…
  • Back Button Focusing untuk gambar yang lebih tajam
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Untuk mendapatkan foto yang tajam banyak orang telah mencari berbagai cara dan menginvestasikan uang mereka membeli peralatan yang canggih. Ada banyak sekali cara yang bisa dilakukan, dan salah satunya adalah setting autofokus yang baik. Umumnya jika kita ingin membidik subjek untuk fokus, maka kita akan menekan shutter 1/2(setengah) dan ketika bunyi beep/fokus terkunci maka dilanjutkan dengan menekan sisanya. Back button Focusing atau lazim disebut BBF adalah metode fokus yang tidak menggunakan tombol shutter/ menggunakan tombol yang lain. Kapan kita perlu menggunakan BBF Mungkin kita semua…
  • Manfaat Filter Neutral Density
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Saat ini banyak sekali filter lensa yang ditawarkan dengan berbagai merk dan kemampuan. Mungkin kita pernah mendengar tentang filter Polarizer(CPL), Warming Filter, Cooling Filter dan Neutral Density (ND) filter. Menurunkan Intensitas Cahaya Seringkali ketika memotret di terik siang, kita akan kesulitan mengontrol cahaya matahari yang sangat terang pada bagian langit. Banyak cara yang bisa kita gunakan untuk menyiasatinya, yakni mempercepat shutter speed, menggunakan setting bukaan aperture tersempit dan menggunakan setting ISO terendah. Beberapa pengaturan tersebut sudah kita lakukan, namun…
  • Perlukah kita membeli lensa off brand/third party
    13 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    Lensa third party(pihak ke3) atau off brand saat ini ditawarkan dengan berbagai varian dan harga yang sangat bersaing, lalu perlukah kita membelinya? Beberapa fotografer mengklaim bahwa lensa third party tidak setajam lensa yang semerek dengan kamera, atau sebut saja canon,fuji,sony dan nikon. Dari sisi harga memang sangat miring dan seringkali ditawarkan dengan kemampuan yang sama sehingga menarik minat banyak konsumen. Sebagai contoh lensa canon 24-105mm f/4LUSM dijual seharga $1100, sedangkan lensa dengan kemampuan sama dijual merk sigma dengan harga $899. Kurang Mahal=Kurang Kualitas?
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    My Home Sweet Home

  • 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
  • Mary & Martha’s Semi-Annual Sale!

    Dawn Camp
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Mary & Martha’s Semi-Annual Summer Sale is here with items discounted up to 75% off of retail value! There are four full pages of sale items here with links to featured items. Click on an image to see it enlarged. To see the full sale, go to my Mary & Martha site and click Shop. There’s a blue SALE! button on the left—click it to scroll through all four pages of sale items! Micah 6:8 Block Wall Decor – Regularly $49, Sale $24 Grace & Gratitude Apron – Regularly $39, Sale $19 Gracious Blessing Candlestick - Regularly $36, Sale $18 Vintage Metal…
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    Jeff and Lisa Photography

  • Lennard and Midge’s Tagaytay Wedding

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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    Photography For Real Estate

  • What Real Estate Agents Need To Know About Photography

    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 […]
  • FAA Special Rule For Model Aircraft Comment Period Ends July 25

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Chuck Spaulding reminded me yesterday that Friday, July 25 is the last day to give comments to the FAA on their Interpretation of the “Special Rule for Model Aircraft” and for people who care about using small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAS) this is an important issue. My understanding of the central issue is that this […]
  • Success In Real Estate Photography Requires More Than Being Creative

    20 Jul 2014 | 8:40 pm
    What does it take to be successful at starting your own business? Besides all the usual technical photographic stuff that we usually talk about here, there are a handful of very important other things that are central to the success of starting and running your own real estate photography business. Look around at the successful […]
  • FAA’s Cease-And-Desist Orders To Drone Pilots Are Bogus, Appeals Court Rules

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Jason Koebler over at reported that today three judges with the Washington DC Court of Appeals ruled that, “…Flying drones for search-and-rescue purposes is legal, and all the cease-and-desist orders the government has sent drone pilots are bogus, an appeals court judge ruled today… In other words, because the FAA’s letters to the group (and to all […]
  • Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 – The New Real Estate Photography Lens

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:30 pm
    I got a great reader question today from Felix that deserves it’s own post. His question was: In May you mentioned the Canon EF-S 10-18mm was coming. Now that it is here, has anyone evaluated it against the Canon 10-22 for Real Estate? I presently have a Canon 600D with a Sigma 10-20 lens. I’m […]
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    Dodge & Burn

  • 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…
  • Weekly Roundup: African Art in Dutch Context, Mexican Mobile Photography Show and More

    13 Jun 2014 | 11:00 am
    Revelations V (2011)Copyright Kudzanai ChiuraiVIDEO: This is Not Africa - this is usVideo of a panel that took place on February 7, 2014 at Kunsthal Rotterdam with professor Nana Adusei-Poku, curator Simon Njami and artists Kudzanai Chiurai, Simon Gush, Renzo Martens, Senam Okudzeto and Kemang Wa Lehulere. It's moderated by Jelle Bouwhuis, the head of Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. The panel was part of a triple exhibition of video and photography work by Zimbabwean artist Kudzanai Chiurai at West Galerie in The Netherlands.The video is quite long (over 1.5 hrs) but it gets really…
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    Flickr Blog

  • Wildlife Wednesday: Smiling deer to stalking cheetah

    Arnold Chao
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    In this week’s photo selection, let’s take a look at an expressive deer, the rabbit-like species resembling guinea pigs,  a chick showing off its webbed feet to mama … Jamie In BytownOne relieved deer. “You’d be smiling too, if you just realized it was a camera being pointed at you and not a hunter with a gun.” “This extra cute Fallow Deer seems to be in fine humour — at Parc Omega in west Quebec’s Outaouais region — not far from Ottawa.” – Jamie McCaffrey Adamk0310My Favorite Animal Location: Mt. Evans, Colorado.
  • Photographer Spotlight: Ed Lu, astronaut

    Matthew Roth
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    Ed nearly missed his opportunity to travel to the ISS when, after the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003, NASA grounded its missions to space, leaving a number of unanswered questions about the future development of the orbiting space station. In April 2003, on very short notice, he was asked to team up with Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko on the Soyuz TMA-2, which launched from Kazakhstan and delivered the two astronauts to the ISS as part of ISS Expedition 7. Over the course of the next 6 months, in addition to construction on the space station and learning how to cut and vacuum…
  • Twitter Tuesday: The Love Selection

    Kay Kremerskothen
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    Yesterday we asked you to show us your most interesting #Love photo for #TwitterTuesday. As universal as love can be, you beautifully captured its details in the wonderful photos below and many more that you can check out in our @Flickr feed. Mick H 51Wander @ Temple House claudiarndtSweet heart huangbLove in Venice Hello i'm Wild ! Paige.Nelson301/365: Christmas Lights Marie SbiParis je t'aime denisperekhrest cassijones.We e Flávio matthewthecoolguyDance Joe ShlabotnikViolet Kissing Her Little Brother Tanya VoltchanskayaKaren and Christopher Pfish44Nourish eva ♥Twenty-seven:…
  • Wrecks of Truk Lagoon by Catherine Marshall

    Arnold Chao
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    cathm2Fujikawa Maru What’s the history of this wreck site captured in the photo above? The wrecks of Truk Lagoon were sunk as part of Operation Hailstorm, a coordinated effort by U.S. forces to destroy the Japanese fleet based in Chuuk, which took place February 17 and 18, 1944. A reconnaissance flight was seen by the Japanese two days previously, giving time to move many of their warships, but leaving many cargo ships containing supplies for the war effort mostly undefended. cathm2Fujikawa Maru The Fujikawa Maru (in the top photo) is one of the more famous dives of Truk. This is…
  • Twitter Tuesday: Love

    Kay Kremerskothen
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:13 am
    Leo Hidalgo (@yompyz)Cold love Hi Flickrverse! Our #TwitterTuesday theme for the day is #Love. You have until midnight to take a matching photo or share your one favorite love shot from your photostream with us on Twitter. Simply tweet @flickr directly from the share menu on your photo’s photopage and add the #TwitterTuesday hash tag. We’ll feature a selection of our favorites right here on the Flickr Blog tomorrow.
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    Southern Light PhotographySouthern Light Photography

  • Sydney wedding photography – Doltone House, Mary Immaculate Church – Vicky and Paul

    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

    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

    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

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

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

    Karen Walrond
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This was an awesome week.  Here's why:•  Good Lord, man, you guys are amazing.  Thank you so much for all the birthday love -- the tweets, the Facebook messages, and the comments were absolutely overwhelming.  I've been feeling well-loved this week.  Thank you.  Thank you.•  Speaking of birthdays, Marcus had been hounding me to tell him what I wanted for my birthday for weeks, and finally, two days before the actual day, I asked for a point-and-shoot.  The thing is, for quick overnight trips (I have a few coming up), lugging my Nikon can be a…
  • forty-seven

    Karen Walrond
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I'm forty-seven today.  And I'm really, really excited about it.I realize that this isn't what I'm supposed to say.  I'm supposed to lament getting older.  I'm supposed to crack wise about things like wrinkles and hot-flashes and the relentless pull of gravity.  I'm supposed to be wistful about faded youth.  Or something.And full disclosure: offline, I do occasionally say and do those things -- except for the "wistful about faded youth" thing.  I'm never wistful about "faded youth."  Because here's the God's honest truth:  I would no more like to…
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  • 2014 Philomath Frolic & Rodeo: Rough Stock

    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

    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

    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)

    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

    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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  • 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
  • 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…
  • Sony A7s Full-Frame Digital SLR Review by Photography Blog

    2 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    The Sony A7S is a 35mm full-frame compact system camera with a 12.2 megapixel sensor that provides an incredible ISO range of 50-409,600 and high dynamic range. Other standout highlights of the A7S include 4K movie recording (24p and 25p), XAVC S Full HD recording at 50Mbps, time code and optional XLR audio inputs, BIONZ X image processor, continuous shooting rate of 5fps and an improved auto focus system that remains operational down to light levels as low as -4E.
  • Valley of Fire 3-Day and 4-Day Dark-Sky Timelapse Workshops Announced Today

    1 Jul 2014 | 11:46 pm today announces that early bird registration is now open for Timelapse: Valley of Fire, an intimate 3 and 4-day dark sky time-lapse workshop taking place in Nevada this October. Timelapse: Valley of Fire is an exclusive timelapse photography workshop that focuses on teaching the skills needed to capture day and night timelapses - with a focus on the night sky. The workshops are open to photographers and cinematographers of all skill levels. Valley of Fire State Park is home to some of the most spectacular landscapes you have ever seen. Over 20 miles of breathtaking…
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    Scott Wyden Imagery

  • UltraLight Camera Cover Review – Hold On To Your Fanny!

    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

    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

    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

    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…
  • Hey Nikon – Why I Almost Got A Sony A7 & Why It Was Sent Back

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    This was intended to be a review, but because of what you are about to read, it won’t be a review. Instead it is a sort of public service announcement to anyone considering the Sony camera system and using a Mac. Nikon and Canon are both feeling the pain caused by Sony releasing the A7 series. These cameras are compact yet full frame. To kick Nikon and Canon when they’re down, companies like Metabones have created adapters to accept lenses from other brands. For Canon users, the Metabones adapter will allow you to use your lenses normally, with autofocus, image stabilization and…
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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 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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    Dream Tomorrow, Live Today, Cherish Yesterday

  • 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.
  • Going for Drama

    Bob Towery
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Canon 6D I saw this incredibly well preserved staircase, from the 1800's, and wondered if I could give the shot a dramatic perspective.
  • In Another Lifetime

    Bob Towery
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    Canon 6D In another lifetime.... I take my love sailing in calm Puget Sound waters on cool and crisp mornings.
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    Have Camera Will Travel

  • 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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  • Get outdoors and get shooting!

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The upcoming September issue of PM is an outdoor special, and the people at the Woodland Trust and Kelly's of Cornwall are obviously sharing our brainwaves with a new Wild Summer photography competition, designed to get you out and about!
  • AD: Win a one day Photography Workshop with Authentic Adventures!

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Authentic Adventures are offering ONE place on their Photography Workshop held in Ruskin Mill, Gloucestershire.
  • Photo of the day 22/07/14

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    Today's photo of the day, chosen from our online gallery is Butterfly Release by Nick Prosper.
  • An interview with Peter Zelewski, 50mm PPOTY 2013 Winner

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:50 am
    A full-frame camera, a 50mm lens, a bucket-load of patience and a keen eye for colour; Peter Zelewski talks with Emma-Lily Pendleton about the ingredients and inspiration behind his portraits in the awarding-winning project, 'The People of Soho.'
  • DIY PHOTOGRAPHER: Tint me pink

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Emma-Lily Pendleton tries her hand at hand-tinting, giving an artistic touch to her black-and-white print.
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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:
  • 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:
  • 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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  • 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… /…
  • How To Take Photos From a Kayak

    Jim Braswell
    21 May 2014 | 10:18 am
    Photo by Jim Braswell Note from Steve: Today I’m excited to introduce another new contributor to PhotoNaturalist: Jim Braswell. Jim is a great wildlife/landscape photographer from Missouri, and his first post is all about taking photos from a kayak! Enjoy! Want to have some real fun? I was turned on to photographing wildlife from a kayak by a friend of mine a few years ago. After a lot of convincing (yes, I had a lot of concerns about taking my expensive camera equipment in a small vessel, over open water), we loaded up two kayaks and headed out to photograph at a Conservation Area.
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    The Digital Story

  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • "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 -
  • Great Price on Olympus M-Four Thirds 75-300mm Zoom

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:39 am
    How do you make a terrific lens look even better? Lower the price to $499. You can now save $50 instantly (no rebate nonsense) on the excellent Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens. Here's how to get it -
  • Is iPhone Insurance Worth the Cost?

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm
    AT&T will offer to cover your iPhone when you purchase one at their store. But it's a good idea to know your options before making a decision -
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    Faby and Carlo

  • 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…
  • Esme Bianco. The queen of body confidence

    Fabiana Nicora
    18 Jun 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Both Carlo and I are big fans of Game of Thrones, but it was well before the TV series was created that we had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful Esme Bianco. Esme Bianco is the actress interpreting the prostitute Ros in the TV series, and what I do not hesitate to define the queen of body confidence for a lot of reasons. How we met Esme Bianco We met Esme Bianco at the beginning of 2010 when she was already quite well known in the UK but not as famous as she is today. She came to us referred by another beautiful burlesque performer friend of hers who had been our muse for a couple…
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  • Double Exposure Portraits by John Williams

    DSLRBlog Editors
    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 Editors
    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 Editors
    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 Editors
    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 Editors
    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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  • Should You Tweet Content More Than Once?

    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?

    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

    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

    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?

    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

  • 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

    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?
  • The Plastic Senior: Enhance Beauty Without Over Processing

    MCP Guest Writer
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. Photographing Seniors is by far my favorite thing to do. I love their energy, willingness to try new and crazy things, fun personalities, and their hope for the future and what is to come after High School. Their Senior Year is such an exciting time in their lives, and I love to be a part of it. Most Seniors exude a self confidence that really shines through in their photos. Some don’t, and it is my job to help them look their best, feel comfortable during the shoot, and to realize through mind blowing images of themselves, that they are beautiful or handsome.
  • Photoshop CC 2014: What’s New?

    Erin Peloquin
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. Adobe released big summer news for photographers – Photoshop CC 2014. Access your photos from anywhere and have advanced mobile editing tools — plus cool new features for Photoshop. This summer you may change the way you edit your photos. The Photography Plan The photography plan is open to everyone - no requirements about whether you owned Photoshop in the past. For $9.99 per month, anyone can have access to both Photoshop and Lightroom, plus their corresponding mobile apps. This really is an incredible deal.   CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE Changes CC…
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    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.
  • FUJI X-T1: Has Mirrorless Finally Gone Pro?

    Carlos Echenique
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Fujifilm’s X-Series of cameras have set new standards for mirrorless camera systems. Combining a retro look and feel with cutting edge technology in an attempt to marry the old and new schools, Fuji’s latest entry, the Fujifilm X-T1 adds weather sealing, an industry leading EVF, truly outstanding lenses and pro level accessories packed in a [...] The post FUJI X-T1: Has Mirrorless Finally Gone Pro? appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Metz Updates Flashes for Sony Multi-Interface Hotshoe

    Carlos Echenique
    26 Jun 2014 | 5:32 am
    The Sony versions of the two Metz flash units 44 AF-1 digital and 52 AF-1 digital now come equipped with new feet for cameras with “Sony Multi Interface” flash shoes. While the mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital is considered to be one of the most handy flash units available, the powerful mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital is [...] The post Metz Updates Flashes for Sony Multi-Interface Hotshoe appeared first on Echenique dot com.
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    Livingface Blog

  • The Wedding of Sarah & Colin

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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 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 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 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 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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  • The Leica File Thirteen

    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

    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

    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!!

    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

    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 Beardsworth

  • Aperture to Lightroom

    27 Jun 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Even before yesterday’s announcement  Apple To Cease Development Of Aperture, consistently the most-visited page on my Lightroom site was Moving from Aperture to Lightroom. Since the devil is always in the detail, I would encourage any Aperture refugees to read . . .
  • What seems to ruin a photograph can be its making?

    17 Jun 2014 | 5:49 am
    I’ve always thought that photography helps you experience any subject – we appreciate clouds, architecture, events, faces – and when I first started taking pictures in the early 1990s I used to love nipping round to Speakers Corner, usually before . . .
  • A perverse choice?

    9 Jun 2014 | 5:58 am
    “Peak Film” for me was around 1999-2000. I went for a 6 week trip to Australia and Japan, then did a couple of trips to Iceland, Italy too, and I used to carry two Nikons and a Bronica SQA with . . .
  • Future publishing

    6 Jun 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Interesting article on Future Publishing (hope my friends there are OK): Magazines were once a two revenue stream business. You got money from advertisers and readers. Successful publishing depended on holding the balance between the two. This delicate equipoise has gone. . . .
  • Driven to edit

    17 May 2014 | 12:14 am
    Next time you scoff at the idea of using an iPad to edit photos, remember this ad – filmed on iPhones, assembled on an iPad, edited in a Bentley. Just in case you’re wondering, I don’t think you need a new . . .
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • 38 Quotes On Opportunity

    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

    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.
  • Jay Maisel – 4 Videos

    20 Jul 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Get an inside view of the mind of a photographer who has influenced a generation of photographers. Learn more about Jay Maisel here. View more Videos On Photographers here. Read Photographer’s Quotes By Photographers here.
  • Where Does Creativity Hide? – Amy Tan

    19 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    Novelist Amy Tan digs deep into the creative process, journeying through her childhood and family history and into the worlds of physics and chance, looking for hints of where her own creativity comes from. It’s a wild ride with a surprise ending. View more Creativity Videos here. Browse Creativity Quotes here.
  • 23 Quotes By Photographer Jay Maisel

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    Here’s a collection of quotes by photographer Jay Maisel. “Always carry a camera, it’s tough to shoot a picture without one.” – Jay Maisel “Never say you’re going back – SHOOT IT NOW!” – Jay Maisel “If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it.” – Jay Maisel “Try to go out empty and let your images fill you up.” – Jay Maisel “Allow yourself to lose your way.” – Jay Maisel “It’s always around. You just don’t see it.” – Jay…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • D810 – 1st Impressions

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    I am very pleased with all the new and refined features in the D810. It even my favorite CS #e4 is now here! And oh ya, the images don’t such either.
  • “What are They Up To?”

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Sharon & I are constantly being asked this about our sons, Brent & Jake. Both boys grew up in this industry and have since day one, been part of our visual communications business, seeing every side to it. Simply put, the boys make us darn proud! While they are still part of the family business, they aren’t either. Both live far away from us, running their own very successful businesses with the family coming together working on special joint projects during the year. Now Jake & I go shooting together (See Jakes gorgeous landscapes this week?) quite often and Brent is the…
  • BodyGuard Pro CB – Speaking of A2A

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Aircraft have lots of sharp edges just waiting to scratch our camera bodies. I’ve used the LensCoat BodyGuard Pro CB for some time but Jake said we should be using them while doing our air to air work. He was right! I normally use the all black version, used the camo here so you can see how it really does cover the camera. You can reach all controls, see all panels, fire the camera and even attach the strap to the body (in my case the Vulture Strap). It stays in place and protects perfectly. Just thought I’d pass along the tip.
  • LensCoat 4Xpandable Long Lens Bag

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Before I say anything, watch this video first! When Scott at LensCoat told me about their new 4Xpandable, I didn’t get it, not until I saw the video. As you can see, it’s now what carries the D4s/800mm all in one case. This one bag truly does fit all and that’s the beauty of it! It expands or contracts to fit YOUR lens. Now if you shoot Canon, it’s perfect. Shooting Nikon and you’ll find a tad of space around the shade but no big deal. Now Scott and crew have thought of everything, everything on this bag from pockets to strap management, it’s gorgeous. It…
  • Sensor Gel – Unbelievable!

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn’t have believed it! I’ve blogged about the Sensor Gel a few times, here, here and here. My last post, I said I was disappointed that the stickiness of the SensorGel didn’t last very long for the price. Well the folks at Photography Life who sell the SensorGel are great and got an answer from the manufacture on this issue. Hope you’re sitting down because you won’t believe the solution to getting your SensorGel sticky again. Wash the dang thing! Yeap, wash your hands first to remove any oil and then simply wash…
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    Cardinal Photo

  • 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…
  • Adobe goes wild with Hardware for artists, Photographer program, and Photoshop 2014 & Suite updates

    David Cardinal
    18 Jun 2014 | 8:47 am
    Adobe fired product salvos on every front today, with a massive set of announcements across its product line. For photographers, the Photo subscription plan has been made permanent at $10/month for Photoshop CC, Lightroom, and mobile apps. Photoshop has also been updated with some cool new tools including Focus-based masking and Path-based blurs – as well as support for Photoshop Mix. You can read more about all of that in my article for In the meantime, artists with an iPad will love Adobe’s new Ink & Slide hardware, which I was fortunate enough to be able to…
  • Hollywood meets Silicon Valley: Next week at Stanford for ETIA 2014

    David Cardinal
    10 Jun 2014 | 10:47 am
    Again this year, entertainment and technology co-mingle at ETIA (Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age) for two days on the Stanford Campus. Co-sponsored by Stanford’s SCIEN (Stanford Center Image systems Engineering) and SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers), the conference brings together business and tech leaders who are delivering the entertainment of tomorrow over the Internet. read more
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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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  • Explore Your Creativity with Slugline

    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.

    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 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

    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

    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

    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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  • 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. 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:!/index…
  • 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…
  • TCF Ep. 237 - Eric Tenin

    22 Jun 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Eric Tenin is a photographer and the creator of the influential Paris Daily Photo blog. He was one of the first photographers that dedicated a daily blog of photographs of his home-city, eventually creating a network of photo blogs from all over the world. Entering it's 10th year, Paris Daily Photo has inspired many photographers to pursue their own passion for photography.  Resources:
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • Photo Friday: Golden Sunrise

    27 Jun 2014 | 8:45 am
    Golden Sunrise One of the most important pieces of equipment when I photograph is not my camera, not any of my lenses, not my tripod, it’s my cheap pair of Cabella’s knee-high waders. If I ever forget those waders on any photography excursion that’s near water I am constantly berating myself for leaving them back in the garage. I’ve learned something over the years of nature photography, I hate having wet feet. Period. When I head out to the Sandhills my waders are quite literally the first thing I pack. A couple of years ago I went out to Valentine National Wildlife Refuge and I saw…
  • Field Review: Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Macro Lens

    25 Jun 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Canon 100 f/2.8L IS For fellow photographers who follow my blog, I’ve just posted a new field review. This one of the Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Macro Lens. As many know, I spend months with a piece of equipment to make sure that it’s been used heavily to weed out any “honeymoon” phase feelings. I’ve used this lens for a little over 8 months and I can say that it’s quite a lens. To read more, please head over and check out my new review at Magnifying the World with the Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Lens. Happy Shooting!
  • Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Contest – 2014

    20 Jun 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Contest – 2014 A couple of weeks ago I had the honor of once again judging the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club contest. Last night we announced the winners and had a critique session.  There were many great entries in several categories – Scenic and Landscape, Flora, Fauna, and Anything Goes. They were all excellent photographs and as such there were some hard decisions, but I wanted to congratulate the list of the winners in their respective categories: People’s Choice: Allen Kurth – “Building the Nest” Member’s Choice: Doug French…
  • Trip Report 3: Journey into the Sandhills – Images of a Western Meadowlark, Prairie Dogs, Ominous Skies Over the Sandhills and a Blue Winged Teal

    13 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    Singing Meadowlark A Western Meadowlark, Nebraska’s official state bird, sings on a fencepost in Ft. Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge. Mainly found in western Nebraska, the Meadowlark is a bright bird with a loud voice, easy to spot, but sometimes jumpy. I was pleased to be able to watch this one sing for a bit before he flew on. Into the Unknown I love the open and solitude nature of the Nebraska sandhills and skies that go on forever. When a thunderstorm rages on the vast prairie, it can be viewed miles away. I watched this storm pass by for close to an hour while I photographed the…
  • Trip Report 2: Journey into the Sandhills – Images of Halsey, the Niobrara, and a Bald Eagle and Crow

    6 Jun 2014 | 8:26 am
    Halsey Twilight Halsey National Forest is comprised of a landscape to the photograph above. Rolling sandhills dotted with Yucca plants and prairie grasses. This image was taken at sunset on the far western side of the park. In the southeastern area of the park, however, a large forest was handplanted. The photograph below is a view of the forest at dawn from the Scott Lookout Tower. Halsey Dawn The Taunting Crow Just south of Merritt Reservoir a Bald Eagle sits on an old cottonwood close to his nest. A crow was apparently not happy with this and often swooped at the head of the eagle. For the…
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    Commercial and Editorial Photography

  • 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…
  • Taipei City God Festival

    Craig Ferguson
    18 Jun 2014 | 6:17 pm
    A lion dance takes place on the streets in celebration of a god’s birthday. Like so much of Taiwan’s traditional temple culture, the Taipei City God traces its origins to Fujian in China. In the early nineteenth century the image of the Xia Hai City God was brought across the Taiwan Strait to Taipei, first making its home in present day Wanhua district before moving in the 1850′s to its current home at the Xia Hai Temple in Dadaocheng. The temple, completed in 1859, is small and nestled in between a bank and public market on Dihua St. Every lunar May 13th, the City…
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    Photo Review News

  • 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.
  • Ricoh Imaging unveils Pentax XG-1

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Ricoh Imaging has released details of the new Pentax XG-1 compact camera, which features a 52x optical zoom lens and a back-illuminated CMOS sensor.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • 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.
  • Fog and Light, Hudson Valley, NY

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    I hike up this mountain time and time again, and almost always it’s a great hike but I never setup my tripod. I ask myself if I should go somewhere else, seek out new landscapes, find new subjects. I have a growing family, professional commitments I can barely handle , and less time to shoot than ever before. And I choose to prioritize those commitments in a way that is meaningful for me. That usually means I spend more time with family, and specifically my young son and daughter, which is infinitely more important to me than money or fame. We make our choices then deal with the…
  • Some Of My Favorite Books This Year

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    I love to read, and so far this year I’ve read more than any other year of my life. One major reason is because I try and make sure I always have something to read wherever I am. And while I love physical books, they are no match to e-readers when it comes to convenience and access to your personal library. My preference these days is a Kindle Fire HDX – relatively small and lightweight, and easy to carry anywhere. It has my large collection of ebooks, plus notes and highlights, which I can easily search at any time. With access to millions of free and paid books, there’s no excuse…
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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 :)
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    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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    Organic Light Pan

  • The Joy of Fasting

    Youssef Ismail
    29 Jun 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Years ago I heard a fabulous Hadith, a tradition from the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessing s of God upon him. Abu Hurairah (May God be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of God upon him) said: “Every deed of the son of Adam will be multiplied, a Hasanah (a good deed) will be multiplied to ten its like, up to seven hundred times. Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, said: ‘Except fasting. It is for Me and I shall reward for it. He gives up his desires and his food for my sake.’ The fasting person will have two moments of joy: Joy when he breaks his…
  • Here is Ramadan!

    Youssef Ismail
    28 Jun 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Last night we ventured out in search of the new crescent moon, not just my team and I, but countless number of Muslims all over the world.  There was not a single verifiable positive naked eye sighting.  Yesterday was the 29th day of Shabaan. Today it was the 30th and final day of Shabaan with no other option than to start Ramadan tomorrow. While many people devised an abstract construct to signify the start of the months in the Islamic Lunar calendar, nothing can be as simple and beautiful as going out to search for the new crescent moon.  The sight of the new moon has significant…
  • Where Is Ramadan?

    Youssef Ismail
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:55 pm
    We had a nice group come out this evening to search for the new moon of Ramadan. To our disappointment, we did not see the moon here on the west coast of North America. We are the last word In the world on Moonsighting reports and we can only say Ramadan will begin on Sunday June 29th based on the prophetic tradition of sighting the moon. Taraweh prayers will start Saturday evening after sunset, insha Allah (God willing). (Update:  The conditions this evening on the ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains was not ideal for seeing the moon, but it was certainly beautiful.) Encroaching Fog This was…
  • Color and Light

    Youssef Ismail
    31 May 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Each month my team and I go out to look for the new crescent moon.  We never know what we will find.  Some days the sky is very bland, the moon appears, we make a photo and go home.  Other times we go out to be met with clouds.  The clouds might be thick and dense carpeting the sky with no hope expecting them to let the sky come through.  Sometimes the clouds are broken up teasing the eyes with glimpses of sky and raising the hope of seeing the new crescent.  The reward of seeing the moon with skies like that becomes greater.  Then there are days when the sky is hazy.  When it is…
  • Countdown Begins – Shabaan 1435

    Youssef Ismail
    29 May 2014 | 10:25 am
    This evening the new crescent moon for the 8th month of the Islamic calendar, Shabaan, was sighted in San Jose, CA.  This puts everything in motion and the countdown begins for the approach of the Ramadan, the month of fasting.  It was first seen this evening at 8:42 pm PDT.  At an azimuth of close to 274° with an altitude of about 8° above the horizon.  It was very faint.  Beautiful as always however and always a bringer of great hope. Shabaan 1435 Crescent A more detailed account of the unfolding evening light and colors is coming, stay tuned. Peace to All.
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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 #8

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:08 pm
    (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
    (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
    (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
    (Click on Photos for better viewing) "Ibulsa" (to pocket)   "Pedicab Crossing"   "Sheltering Love" - Hong Kong   --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Most Photojournalists Use Canon

    22 Jun 2014 | 10:10 pm
      Have you ever wondered what camera brand Photojournalists use the most?  In the film era, it used to be Leicas and Nikons, but in todays digital world it's Canon!   Here is a pie-chart from hastalosmegapixeles showing the breakdown:   (click on image for better resolution)   --image property of hastalosmegapixeles  
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    A Blogography of Photography

  • End of an Era - Aperture to be Discontinued

    27 Jun 2014 | 11:14 pm
    The news today from Apple that their pro photo application Aperture is to be discontinued will be a huge disappointment for many pro photographers who rely on this robust library management and post-processing application for their workflows. ...... me included.Apple have decided to discontinue both Aperture and iPhoto and replace this with the new application Photos which will be realised as part of the iOS 8 release in the fall 2014 and OSX Yosemite release early next year. The new Photos application will be geared to link with iCloud and be integrate with iOS applications. Aperture has not…
  • Into the deep: How Scottish students became underwater explorers

    11 May 2014 | 6:28 am
    I made the BBC News with these nostalgic old photos taken during our Diving Science course which was part of the Marine Biology curriculum at Heriot-Watt University circa 1978. The article can be seen here
  • Toil

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

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

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

  • 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! ]]
  • Scaly-breasted Munia

    Krishna Mohan
    20 Jun 2014 | 2:49 am
    Golden rays of setting sun were piercing through the plumose flower spikes of fountain grass, Pennisetum setaceum. Scaly-breasted Munias were busy feeding on the ripened seeds. I was using my Canon... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Desi Baytan Photography

  • Saddlerock Ranch Wedding

    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

    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

    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

    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…
  • Cecilia & Eugene Wedding at La Venta Inn – Palos Verdes

    7 May 2014 | 1:15 am
    Tweet The post Cecilia & Eugene Wedding at La Venta Inn – Palos Verdes appeared first on Desi Baytan Photography.
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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 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

  • 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.
  • Mourning the Death of the Great American Roadside Motel

    Jakob Schiller
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Before all the old mom-and-pop roadside motels disappear, photographer Eric Cousineau has made it his mission to preserve at least some of them on film. For over a decade he's crisscrossed the United States, visiting dozens for a series he calls, appropriately, American Motel.
  • How the Weird Art of Food Photography Went Mainstream

    Brendan I. Koerner
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    When Adam Goldberg lived in Paris in 2007, the food blogger puzzled his fellow restaurant patrons whenever he whipped out his bulky SLR camera to document a dish. Seven years later, though, the prospect of a diner photographing their meal is commonplace. Even foodies with nothing more than a smartphone and negligible skills are crafting […]
  • On the Prowl With Instagram’s Ultimate Street Photographer

    Wired Magazine
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Maciek Jasik It's bright but cold and the yellow cabs and skyscrapers are on some Big Apple snow-globe shit—the whole thing looks like a Hollywood back lot. Fifty-third and Fifth Avenue is an aggressively New York corner and one I usually avoid for reasons of: It's gross. At 11 am on a Friday the workers […]
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • 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
  • Garden Beauty

    Rich Legg
    13 May 2014 | 10:18 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 56mm f/1.2 lens – 1/200 second, f/1.2, ISO 200
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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 and the feed to 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 ** 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: 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, 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 ** 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 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

  • The Question: Did Murphy’s Law Strike Again? Or Not?

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:56 am
    The Streak Continues: 235 This post was published just before 6am from my Mom’s home in Holbrook, NY. I decided to sleep in this morning with clear skies and SW winds; wind against sun conditions make things very difficult as nearly all of the birds will be flying, landing, and facing into the wind. I [...]
  • Murphy’s Law at Work in the Fog

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:58 am
    The Streak Continues: 234 This post was published at 4:55am from my Mom’s home in Holbrook, NY. I am headed out at 5:15am for the beach. Was in bed early again last night. This post, which took me 1 1/2 hours to prepare, marks 234 consecutive days with a new enjoyable and educational blog [...]
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • Know Your Rhythm

    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

    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

    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

    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,…
  • Study the Masters: Magnum

    3 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    When Robert Capa conceived of Magnum Photos I suspect he had no idea what it would become. Founded in 1947 by Capa and Cartier-Bresson, among several others, Magnum has become a rallying place for excellence in photojournalism. Notable members over the years include Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Eve Arnold, Steve McCurry, Elliott Erwitt, Ernst Haas, Don McCullin, W. Eugene Smith, and Sebastiao Salgado, among many others. One of the best resources I’ve found for looking at the work of these photographers is Magnum Contact Sheet. It’s one of my all-time favourites, not only for the…
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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 and 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

  • D810 – 1st Impressions

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    I am very pleased with all the new and refined features in the D810. It even my favorite CS #e4 is now here! And oh ya, the images don’t such either.
  • “What are They Up To?”

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Sharon & I are constantly being asked this about our sons, Brent & Jake. Both boys grew up in this industry and have since day one, been part of our visual communications business, seeing every side to it. Simply put, the boys make us darn proud! While they are still part of the family business, they aren’t either. Both live far away from us, running their own very successful businesses with the family coming together working on special joint projects during the year. Now Jake & I go shooting together (See Jakes gorgeous landscapes this week?) quite often and Brent is the…
  • BodyGuard Pro CB – Speaking of A2A

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Aircraft have lots of sharp edges just waiting to scratch our camera bodies. I’ve used the LensCoat BodyGuard Pro CB for some time but Jake said we should be using them while doing our air to air work. He was right! I normally use the all black version, used the camo here so you can see how it really does cover the camera. You can reach all controls, see all panels, fire the camera and even attach the strap to the body (in my case the Vulture Strap). It stays in place and protects perfectly. Just thought I’d pass along the tip.
  • LensCoat 4Xpandable Long Lens Bag

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Before I say anything, watch this video first! When Scott at LensCoat told me about their new 4Xpandable, I didn’t get it, not until I saw the video. As you can see, it’s now what carries the D4s/800mm all in one case. This one bag truly does fit all and that’s the beauty of it! It expands or contracts to fit YOUR lens. Now if you shoot Canon, it’s perfect. Shooting Nikon and you’ll find a tad of space around the shade but no big deal. Now Scott and crew have thought of everything, everything on this bag from pockets to strap management, it’s gorgeous. It…
  • Sensor Gel – Unbelievable!

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn’t have believed it! I’ve blogged about the Sensor Gel a few times, here, here and here. My last post, I said I was disappointed that the stickiness of the SensorGel didn’t last very long for the price. Well the folks at Photography Life who sell the SensorGel are great and got an answer from the manufacture on this issue. Hope you’re sitting down because you won’t believe the solution to getting your SensorGel sticky again. Wash the dang thing! Yeap, wash your hands first to remove any oil and then simply wash…
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  • Nikon Capture NX-D (ver1.0) to be released on July 15

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Google Adwords Mini-Seminar

    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

    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

    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

    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…
  • DSLR Photography Course – Rescheduled

    15 Jun 2014 | 7:49 am
    Due to ill health, this afternoon’s DSLR Photography course had to be re-scheduled. We’ve emailed everyone who was booked on the course. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience. We will be in touch with everyone next week to re-book.
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    I Love Photo Blogs

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

    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.

    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

    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

    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

    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 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 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 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 website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on iTunes so you…
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    FOTOdigital, less gear more fun

  • 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.
  • PowerDirector 12: The Creative Suite

    9 Jun 2014 | 11:14 am
    Although I've used PowerDirector as far back as 2006, and a bit intensively in 2008, it's only now I am back to it, as my video editor of choice for the moment. The program has now 4 different edtions, not counting the Live (online) option. If you're after a video editor to pair with your DSLR, this may be an option.
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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...
  • 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

  • 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…
  • ON THE COUCH – ep 18 – Kessler’s Chris Beller & Tom Guilmette

    Nino Leitner
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    To watch all ON THE COUCH episodes so far, click here This is the first show we recorded at Cine Gear 2014, but it’s the last one we are posting because we tried to get rid of some audio issues we had on the show. Sorry for that, there is still some hiss on some of my comments, that was a frequency issue. We sat down with director of photography Tom Guilmette and Chris Beller from Kessler to talk about current projects, new products and the importance of camera sizes in this day and age of film and video production. Tom is a seasoned cameraman who spent years shooting sports in big…
  • “Snowflake” – One of the First Feature Films Shot With Magic Lantern Seeks Crowdfunding

    Nino Leitner
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    So here we are, it’s only been a matter of time – there’s a bunch of daredevils in Berlin who are shooting a feature length film entirely with a 5D Mark III using the Magic Lantern firmware hack (click here to read our extensive Magic Lantern guide to learn how to actually deal with it!). Berlin based producers Adrian Topol, Erkan Acar, and Reza Brojerdi have teamed up with creative producer Eric Sonnenburg, writer Arend Remmers, director Adolfo Kolmerer and DOP Konstantin Freyer. The producers have gone so far and founded a corporation solely for the purpose of producing…
  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera drops below $500 / €375 until August 31st

    Nino Leitner
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Blackmagic Design was never shy of dropping prices when they smell competition – it’s all over town that the Panasonic GH4 is a blockbuster and the Sony A7s is on its way of becoming one. So someone powerful at Blackmagic Design decided to cut the Pocket Cinema Camera’s price – in half. Yes, you heard that right. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera will be $495 until August 31st, 2014. I doubt they will raise the price back to the $995 after that and I’m sure it’s a marketing trick to get everyone buying quickly, but it might just work as I see the…
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Danielle + Ben | Married

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

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

    3 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
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  • Danielle + Ben | Engaged

    13 Jun 2014 | 12:34 pm
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  • Caroline + Todd | Married

    16 May 2014 | 10:34 am
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    Photography Life

  • Bird Photography with Sigma 150-500mm OS

    Thomas Stirr
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:21 am
    After my review of the Tamron 150-600mm VC telephoto zoom lens appeared here at Photography Life, a number of readers had questions on how that lens compared to the long telephoto zooms from Sigma. As luck would have it, I was able to borrow a recently purchased Sigma 150-500mm OS from a friend and this article captures some initial thoughts about photographing birds, including those in flight, with this lens.The first question many readers had was about the comparative sharpness of each lens at its longest focal length. Is the Sigma 150-500mm as sharp at 500mm as the Tamron 150-600mm VC is…
  • Canon 6D Review

    Nasim Mansurov
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    Although the Canon 6D has now been out for almost two years, I never had a chance to review it. Since the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art series lens was initially available only for the Canon mount, I requested the Canon 6D with the lens from our trusted partner B&H Photo Video. My aim was to review both, as I had been planning to review the 6D for a long time now. Ever since I reviewed the Canon 5D Mark III, our readers have been asking us to test out other Canon DSLRs, including the 6D. So this was a good opportunity to catch up, although quite late. Well, better late than never, I guess!
  • Nikon D810 for Wedding Photography

    John Bosley
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    ***Edited July 22, 2014 for clarification and to add new photos***If you weren’t already aware, Nikon’s newest DSLR, the Nikon D810, was just released on July 18. For the announcement history, features, sample images and other current D810 posts, you can search Photography Life’s archives. When I saw the camera’s features, a few of them got me immediately excited. I don’t consider myself to be a photographer who has gear lust and must always have the newest camera body, regardless of how incremental the improvement may be. With that being said, as soon as it was…
  • Sony Lens Abbreviations

    Romanas Naryškin
    19 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    In our continuous attempt to improve our lens database and provide all the necessary information about various lens manufacturers as well as individual lenses, we’ve already discussed different abbreviations used to describe Sigma, Fujinon, Nikon and Canon lenses. In this article, I will talk about the most popular abbreviations used with Sony lenses.It is worth noting that Sony has a rather special relationship with the legendary German lens manufacturer, Carl Zeiss. As far as I know (and do correct me if I’m wrong), these Sony-Zeiss lenses are not actually designed by Carl…
  • Nikon D810 vs D800E ISO Comparison

    Nasim Mansurov
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:22 am
    After I received the Nikon D810 in the morning today, I thought about posting an article on the ISO performance of the camera and how it stacks up against the Nikon D800E. After Adobe announced the release of the Camera RAW 8.6 RC, I thought about using the Adobe converter for the Nikon D810 RAW files instead of Nikon’s software like Capture NX-D or ViewNX. Well, that was a really bad call on my side, because I ended up wasting the whole day trying to figure out why the performance of the D810 was coming out so bad when compared to the D800E. I ran many different tests and each one of…
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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

  • 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 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 years ago. (See the photograph large here in David Leland Hyde Sierra…
  • 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 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,…
  • Dinosaur National Monument 2013, Part Two

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

  • Jim Johnston Sports Photography

    Doug Bardwell
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    A compilation of highlights all shot by Jim Johnston. For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog:
  • Download Adobe Photoshop CC 14.2 Full For Free

    Doug Bardwell
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    DOWNLOAD HERE: Adobe Photoshop CC 14.2 new Adobe Photoshop CC 14.2 netload Adobe Photoshop CC 14.2 keygen Adobe Photoshop CC 14.2 serial Adobe Photoshop CC... For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog:
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    Doug Bardwell
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:35 pm
    animal photography form study online africa. For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog:
  • GARMIN VIRB - actioncam with benefits

    Doug Bardwell
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:47 pm
    If you are looking for a simple to use, high-quality, action camcorder – be sure to look at the Garmin VIRB. This bullet shaped, rugged little camera takes great 1080p HD video or 16MP stills and is extremely easy to operate. Garmin VIRB action camcorder Load it with a micro SD card of your choice, charge the battery and start shooting. The small LCD screen lets you pick from a menu of selections but I find that mine all stay the same each time I use it with one exception. Garmin VIRB-07667 You have the option of shooting normally or upside down, and that’s the one thing I change. When…
  • Nikon D810

    Doug Bardwell
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Nikon D810 Nikon has just announced what could be a killer full-sized sensor camera for stills and video. They’ve taken the feedback on many previous cameras and tried to come up with a new solutions for a lot of previous wishlists. From better audio to ISO range, this camera looks like it has a lot going for it. The D810 and the D810 Filmmakers Kit can be pre-ordered now for mid-July delivery. Read more....
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    sesame ellis . daily life photo blogging by rachel devine

  • We all have our favourites. Examining human nature through #myfamilylens

    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?

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

    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…
  • The view from “their”

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Their camera that is… (see what I did there?) Welcome to a new section of the blog where I will be sharing images that the kids take! Called “Smalls, Swoop and The Porcupine”, here you will see what my kids see through their camera lens. I teach them following my own program, littleSIDEKLICK, and they have been photographing their life since they were babies! What and how they see is just beautiful.  Clover and Kieran shared a camera on this trip which is why the photographer listed is both of them. Gemma used her Samsung Galaxy Smart Camera and I will encourage her to…
  • What was once a dream is now a memory. The rest of our Hawaiian adventure through #myfamilylens

    16 Jul 2014 | 8:35 pm
    I remember just over a year ago when we heard the news that my husband’s best friend and his partner were finally getting married. Over a shaky Skype connection from our holiday rental in Queensland to their gorgeous apartment in Brooklyn, they asked my husband to be a best man. The news just kept getting better, the wedding would be in Hawaii halfway between New York and Melbourne! The dreaming of our family trip to Hawaii began that day. When there were less than 100 days left until our departure, Gemma made a paper chain to physically count the time away. We were begging the days to…
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • 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.
  • Long Island Sound in Black and White

    Chris Corradino
    12 Jul 2014 | 4:54 am
    The potential for black and white imagery is all around us. It can be used to evoke various moods. When I found these three boulders on the North Shore of Long Island, I placed them in the lower third, emphasizing the sky, and introducing a feeling of solitude. 
  • Thoughts on Mirrorless Cameras

    Chris Corradino
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    Who wouldn't love a smaller camera? They are light, will fit in a pocket, and most sport a cool retro look. And so begins the mirrorless camera debate...Of course it's not all so clear cut. Photographers are on both sides of the fence, and I'm somewhere in the middle.To gauge the reaction industry wide, Alien Skin asked a bunch of their photographer friends to share their thoughts about adopting a mirrorless rig as their main camera. Here's the full piece including my comments.
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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

  • 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…
  • Over the river and through the woods

    Brian Matiash
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Today was a day of redemption for me, Brian and his son, Alex (it should have been for Nicole, as well, but she stayed home recovering from her recent appendectomy). About six weeks ago, all four of attempted to make our way to Big Spring Creek Falls in Washington but my Ford Escape was pitifully deterred by some mild snow and ice, forcing us to turn back. The next day, I traded in the Escape for my beloved Jeep Wrangler and now I welcome such deterrents. In fact, I cherish them.Today, the three of us successfully made it to Big Spring Creek Falls and it truly is one of my favorite that…
  • I’m officially part of the Sony Artisans of Imagery Program!

    Brian Matiash
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:46 pm
    I’m super excited to announce that I am joining a small group of esteemed Sony photographers in a new program that’s officially launching in a few months called the Sony Associate Artisans of Imagery programAs you may know, I’ve been shooting exclusively with Sony cameras since the A7 was released (I’ve since added an A7r to my arsenal and will be getting an A7s next week). I’ve had amazing experiences with these cameras and look forward to working closely with the great folks at Sony to help ensure a bright future with their digital imaging platform!I’m…
  • Where my mind goes

    Brian Matiash
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    I’ve written before about the catharsis I experience whenever I immerse myself in editing photos. There is a certain harmony and peace of mind that comes with simply getting lost in crafting your own photo. As far as I’m concerned, it’s as good of an elixir as any medicine.Today was an especially trying day for me at work, one that certainly took a lot out of me and brought a level of frustration that I can’t really recall having before. Thankfully, everything is just fine but I do count myself as fortunate for having my photos, like this sunset over the Grand Canyon,…
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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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  • Quick Quotes: Minor White

    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

    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

    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

    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…
  • Interesting Things Everywhere

    30 Jun 2014 | 2:24 am
    One can find interesting things to photograph anywhere!  It is just a matter of seeing. Taking a break from photographing old cars, I took a short walk down what looked like a pretty bland street.  I am by far not the greatest ‘see-er’ but I happen to be in a creative mood and one thing did catch my eye. There was an old store that was partially boarded up with plywood sheeting that had been painted white.  The wood was old and the paint was peeling.  Underneath the peeling portions the wood was black and made interesting patterns.  I took a series of shots thinking they…
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    ViewBug Blog

  • Water In Movement Photo Contest Finalists!

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in this exciting photo contest. Capturing water in movement requires taking into consideration more than a handful of external factors such as unwanted blur, over exposure and other. The gallery gathered an amazing collection of great examples of how to successfully achieve these shots, be sure to get inspired by browsing the submissions. A special thanks to the photographers that voted for their favorite shots and to friend and professional photographer Justin Reznick for making this photo contest possible. Congratulations to the…
  • Behind The Glass Photo Contest Winners!

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in this creative photo contest. This photography competition gathered an amazing collection of unique and thoughtful views of how to capture the main subject behind a glass. Be sure to browse all the submissions to get inspired! A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Elizabeth Etienne for making this photo contest possible and for her collaboration as a guest judge! Congratulations to Grand Jury Winner “Troops in Train” by Ian_B Congratulations to Runner Up “I_see___by_Harpyimages” by…
  • Little Birds Photo Contest Finalists!

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    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…
  • Friends Photo Contest Finalists!

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in the friends photo contest made possible by WeMontage, Now it’s easy to bring memories and inspiration to places where frames fail. You will love the feeling you get when you see the people and moments that matter to you on your wall, in your own home. A special thanks to friend and professional photographer  Shelby Chan for his collaboration as a guest judge! Congratulations to the following finalists: “Ava and Luca” by alley44 “OnTheLog” by tomato1236 “Oriental Chimping” by EndoRyu…
  • Lonely Trees Photo Contest Winners!

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing lonely trees in this photo contest made possible by SmugMug. SmugMug makes it easy to safely store, share, and sell your photos online. The collection within this photo competition’s gallery is outstanding, the locations and the various techniques used are simply gorgeous. Be sure to browse all the photos! A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Justin Grimm for his collaboration as a guest judge! Congratulations to Grand Jury Winner “Yellowstone, The Lone Tree panoramic” by anitae403…
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*


    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

    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

    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

    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…
  • How I Photographed Chicken

    13 May 2014 | 5:05 am
    Chicken is pretty dull. Brown and boring. So how would photograph it? How would you tell your story? Have you thought about it? In this post Beatrix Horváth-Gallai shares how the above photo of chicken was shot. As you learn from Beatrix, keep this photo in mind and ask questions if they don’t answered in the post below. Let’s get started.  About  the Photographer Originally, I graduated as an architect at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and I simply adored the endless creative potentials of my job. But in the meantime, my son and my daughter were born, and…
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    Martin Bailey Photography

  • 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…
  • Shoot The Look – Dave Delnea

    Martin Bailey
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:52 pm
    My friends at Craft & Vision have just released an incredible new video series by Dave Delnea – SHOOT THE LOOK! If you want to really learn your craft, it’s more than buttons and dials. You need to be able to take all the technical stuff you’ve got under your belt and apply it to create particular moods and aesthetics. You’d be hard pressed to find a commercial photographer with more credibility, experience, and the desire to teach this, than Dave Delnea. SHOOT THE LOOK, Volume One, is a 5-episode live-action video series that takes you behind the scenes as Dave…
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    Jim Brandenburg

  • 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…
  • Summer Solstice

    Jayne H
    21 Jun 2014 | 3:51 am
    Vi elsker vort land,men ved midsommer mest,når hver sky over marken velsignelsen sender...We love our country,especially in the summer,when every cloud over the field is a blessing...from Holger Drachmann'smidsummer hymnLast year Jim celebrated summer solstice near Copenhagen, Denmark where, since the time of the Vikings, people have gathered at midsummer to celebrate sankthans, or St John's Eve, by hosting picnics, parades, and bonfires.On this first day of summer, Jim was following a procession of singers to the beach (where they were going to burn a witch effigy). When he…
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    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog

  • 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 →
  • First Look at the Fuji XF 18-135mm Weather Sealed Lens

    Dan Bailey
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Last month, Fujifilm introduced the brand new Weather Sealed XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS WR lens. It’s the first of their lenses to feature weather resistant construction, which is designed to keep out rain, dust, and water splashes when you’re shooting … Continue reading →
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    burn magazine

  • 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…
  • Letters make words.

    burn magazine
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:03 am
    Letters make words. Words make phrases. Phrases make stories. And persons live stories… This is what I thought when I took this shot this afternoon in the airport of Palma. A phrase extracted from the text on that wall: “Daily: Happening on or relating to every day”. Photo by @ana_yturralde for @burndiary. #daily #airport #burndiary #letters #phrases #stories
  • Electronic Youth

    burn magazine
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
      Alba is a teenager and most of the time she is stuck to her iPhone… and enlightened by it?. Electronic youth. Photo by @ana_yturralde for @burndiary #teenager #iphone #mobileaddiction  
  • View from our window.

    burn magazine
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Hello everybody! I’m Ana Yturralde, @ana_yturraldeand I’ll be taking over the @burndiary feed for this week with pictures from my daily life. I’m a photographer based in Spain and living in two cities, one on the mainlands and the other in an island: Valencia and Palma de Mallorca. Today I’m in Palma and this is the view from our window. The first thing I do every morning is to take a glance of the sea while having a fresh orange juice. It gives me a sensation of calmness, specially in Sundays knowing that the world outside is in motion but I’m relaxed at home enjoying a quiet…
  • Goodbye

    burn magazine
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Goodbye part one @rrrudya posting from #Hamburg for the #Burndiary Some pictures don’t need extra words #motionblur #streetphotography #love
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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

  • See How Color Blind Photographer Captures Amazing Colors

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    See How Color Blind Photographer Captures Amazing Colors is a post from: ezprints Blog Here is a photography twist on “more than meets the eye”. Photographer Tomer Razabi is known for his amazing captures of the dead sea. (Head over to his dead sea portfolio for some incredible views. This is why I was kind of surprised to learn that Tomer is actually color blind. I thought that this [...] The post See How Color Blind Photographer Captures Amazing Colors appeared first on DIY Photography. click below to read the full original post by the -Hacking…
  • Tips for Getting Enough Time for Wedding Photos

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    Tips for Getting Enough Time for Wedding Photos is a post from: ezprints Blog 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…
  • Photographer Brings Back The Glory Of Old US Locomotives

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Photographer Brings Back The Glory Of Old US Locomotives is a post from: ezprints Blog It was not so long ago that quickly getting from one place to another meant hoping on a big train. Today of course we have airplanes and bullet trains, but those things of beauty still hold their own. Photographer and engineer Matthew Malkiewicz shares his passion for those beasts by traveling all over the United [...] The post Photographer Brings Back The Glory Of Old US Locomotives appeared first on DIY Photography. click below to read the full original post by the -Hacking…
  • Samsung Milk free radio service

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    Samsung Milk free radio service is a post from: ezprints Blog Samsung Milk free online radio service : Delivering on the passion points of consumers, Samsung Mobile introduced Milk Music, a new, free and ad-free radio service that offers an effortless and entertaining way to enjoy the music you love and discover new, unexpected music. Fully customizable, Samsung Milk is designed with an elegant, easy-to-use interface and more than 200 stations that makes tuning into your favorite music a more enjoyable and enriching experience. “Milk introduces a fresh approach to music that reflects…
  • BosStrap Side Slide

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    BosStrap Side Slide is a post from: ezprints Blog BosStrap has just released a new product called the BosStrap Side Slide. Read more and comment » click below to read the full original post by the authorPhotography Blog – News
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    Quotidian Photography by Jessica

  • 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!*
  • Caturday - Tabbies

    Jessica Mironov
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Find more adoptable cats, kittens, dogs, and other small animals at Animal Care and Control San Francisco.*Want to see more cute and furry critters, or schedule a pet portrait session? Visit my website at*
  • On my plate recently . .

    Jessica Mironov
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:15 pm
    It's summer, the best time for fruit lovers. I'm starting each day on a delicious note with a kale-chia-flax-yogurt-strawberry-whatever-other-fruit-is-on-my-counter smoothie, and I just love the good steady energy it gives me until lunchtime. (No kale pictured, the smoothies are a little less photogenic with it. Kind of brownish, really.)Also loving: early girl tomatoes in an adaptation of Smitten Kitchen's one-pan farro with tomatoes. So good.I also made her cherry almond dutch baby with a few cherries that weren't going to make it if they didn't get eaten. Delicious. So tell me, how…
  • Will and Angie Married - Sneak Peek

    Jessica Mironov
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:10 pm
    More coming soon from this gorgeous, fun wedding!*Want to have us photograph your wedding? Contact me for more details!*
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    Faded + Blurred

  • 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.   Show Home on   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.
  • Five For Friday #118

    Nicole Rae
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:48 pm
    “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” – Joseph Chilton Pearce In 2012, while volunteering in Bulgaria for the the A21 Campaign, a nonprofit which aims to prevent human trafficking around the world, Tanner Wendell Stewart had an exchange which would change his life. After photographing a baby in a man’s arms the man proceeded to offer to sell the child for $50. “To experience human trafficking on a firsthand level – that it’s not just a statistic, that now it’s actually the face of this baby,” Stewart says. It’s…
  • Sharp Shooters: Classic Camera T-Shirts

    Jeffery Saddoris
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Bill and I had kicked around the idea of making On Taking Pictures t-shirts for months, but for whatever reason I just wasn’t into it – despite the interest from a fair number of listeners. I couldn’t decide on a design, didn’t know if I wanted to take on screen printing them myself or outsource them and over time the whole thing just sort of fizzled out. Then a couple months ago, t-shirts came up again in the OTP G+ Community and I decided to just sit down and make one – something simple with a classic camera and a stylized version of the On Taking Pictures…
  • On Taking Pictures #116: Freefalling

    Jeffery Saddoris
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:56 pm
    This week, we begin with a follow up to last week’s discussion about direction and confidence (or lack thereof, as the case may be). All you really control is when you begin and when you ship. Recognizing those things that truly are beyond your control (and letting go of them) can be liberating and just the fuel you need to move forward. Todd Hido is our Photographer of the Week.   Show Home on   Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast RSS Feed Show Notes This week’s assignment on the On Taking Pictures…
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    Photography Life

  • Bird Photography with Sigma 150-500mm OS

    Thomas Stirr
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:21 am
    After my review of the Tamron 150-600mm VC telephoto zoom lens appeared here at Photography Life, a number of readers had questions on how that lens compared to the long telephoto zooms from Sigma. As luck would have it, I was able to borrow a recently purchased Sigma 150-500mm OS from a friend and this article captures some initial thoughts about photographing birds, including those in flight, with this lens.The first question many readers had was about the comparative sharpness of each lens at its longest focal length. Is the Sigma 150-500mm as sharp at 500mm as the Tamron 150-600mm VC is…
  • Canon 6D Review

    Nasim Mansurov
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    Although the Canon 6D has now been out for almost two years, I never had a chance to review it. Since the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art series lens was initially available only for the Canon mount, I requested the Canon 6D with the lens from our trusted partner B&H Photo Video. My aim was to review both, as I had been planning to review the 6D for a long time now. Ever since I reviewed the Canon 5D Mark III, our readers have been asking us to test out other Canon DSLRs, including the 6D. So this was a good opportunity to catch up, although quite late. Well, better late than never, I guess!
  • Nikon D810 for Wedding Photography

    John Bosley
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    ***Edited July 22, 2014 for clarification and to add new photos***If you weren’t already aware, Nikon’s newest DSLR, the Nikon D810, was just released on July 18. For the announcement history, features, sample images and other current D810 posts, you can search Photography Life’s archives. When I saw the camera’s features, a few of them got me immediately excited. I don’t consider myself to be a photographer who has gear lust and must always have the newest camera body, regardless of how incremental the improvement may be. With that being said, as soon as it was…
  • Sony Lens Abbreviations

    Romanas Naryškin
    19 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    In our continuous attempt to improve our lens database and provide all the necessary information about various lens manufacturers as well as individual lenses, we’ve already discussed different abbreviations used to describe Sigma, Fujinon, Nikon and Canon lenses. In this article, I will talk about the most popular abbreviations used with Sony lenses.It is worth noting that Sony has a rather special relationship with the legendary German lens manufacturer, Carl Zeiss. As far as I know (and do correct me if I’m wrong), these Sony-Zeiss lenses are not actually designed by Carl…
  • Nikon D810 vs D800E ISO Comparison

    Nasim Mansurov
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:22 am
    After I received the Nikon D810 in the morning today, I thought about posting an article on the ISO performance of the camera and how it stacks up against the Nikon D800E. After Adobe announced the release of the Camera RAW 8.6 RC, I thought about using the Adobe converter for the Nikon D810 RAW files instead of Nikon’s software like Capture NX-D or ViewNX. Well, that was a really bad call on my side, because I ended up wasting the whole day trying to figure out why the performance of the D810 was coming out so bad when compared to the D800E. I ran many different tests and each one of…
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    Nature and Wildlife Photography

  • Maine Osprey Video - Fishing 2014

    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 / Jon
  • Osprey in Maine Spring 2014

    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 / Jon
  • Maryland Osprey 2014

    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 / Jon
  • 2 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm

    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 / Jon
  • FoCal - Focus Adjustments on D4 part 1

    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

  • 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…
  • The WORKSHOP : Dallas

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:35 pm
    After meeting me, a lady once told me that a part of my soul was born in Texas. And I agreed with her. There's something about that state that makes my heart swoon. Maybe it's the culture of self-assuredness, the warm welcomes at every entry, or the big hair. I love it all. What I especially appreciate is the way I've been able to connect with photographers in Texas. It was an absolute honor to teach 20 amazing photographers in Dallas at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel for the last stop of our Workshop on the Road Adventures. This group of photographers was energetic, fun, and ready for anything…
  • Featured : Grace Ormonde Wedding Style

    20 Jul 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Last year I had the pleasure of photographing Jamie and Eric's wedding at Pelican Hill Resort. It was a gorgeous day filled with love, laughter, and impeccable taste. Jeannie of Details, Details and Fayaz of Bloombox Designs took Jamie's wedding vision and brought it to life under the rotunda for an outdoor ceremony and reception. I'm incredibly honored to their reception decor collaboration come to life in the pages of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style this month!I captured the photo on the left page...such a lovely night and perfect wedding!Happy Monday!© Jasmine Star. This post cannot be…
  • Don't Stop Running.

    16 Jul 2014 | 8:40 pm
    A few days ago, my twin sister and I made our way home from a long weekend in Palm Springs with friends. One thing led to another and we walked down Memory Lane to that one time we backpacked through Europe in college. We spent a month floating from various countries, but our memories always find their way to get back to a particular train deck in Italy. Attempting to travel from Florence to Rome, something awful happened and we still couldn't determine what went so wrong. Last week in the car, my sister and I tried to figure it out. The Story: Our cab ran late to the train station. We still…
  • The WORKSHOP : Atlanta

    15 Jul 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Everything they say about the South is true. Everything. And I'm not sure who, exactly, they are, but all the amazing things I've heard about Atlanta, Georgia was proven when I hosted a photography workshop in that glorious city. The sweet tea, the southern drawls, the hospitality...and humidity so thick mosquitos don't bother biting, instead they land on your arm and take a nap. We were lucky enough to host 20 photographers at in Decatur (pronounced Dee-Kay-Ter, not Deck-Ah-Tur like I so naively said it to locals) at the DeKalb (pronounced Deh-Cabe, no "L" sound, like I so naively...never…
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    Views Infinitum

  • 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…
  • View 332: LEON Day

    Scott Thomas Photography
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:30 am
    LEON Day – halfway mark to Christmas. Leon is Noel spelled backwards. It is celebrated on June 25th, i.e. the turning point when Christmas begins to come closer on the calendar. For the first time ever, Syracuse had a LEON Festival to celebrate LEON Day.  Local radio station Sunny 102 played Christmas music all day, Onondaga County Park and Recreation put up a few Lights on the Lake displays and many free family oriented activities. After sunset, the dropped an Orange Ball half way to mark the half way point to Christmas followed by fireworks. LEON Festival montage at the Onondaga…
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  • 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…
  • FUJINON LENS XF18-135mm

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    16 Jun 2014 | 5:55 am
    Fujifilm launches its first weather resistant XF lens FUJINON LENS XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR FUJINON LENS XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR   Fujifilm Corporation  is announcing the release of its XF18-135mm high magnification zoom lens. The XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR will be available from July 2014. This latest addition to the company’s line up of profession-grade lenses for X-series interchangeable-lens cameras covers a wide shooting range of 27mm wide-angle to 206mm telephoto equivalent*. It has the world’s most advanced 5.0-stop image stabilization…
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  • 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…
  • Wedding Planning Advice From VOGUE Magazine

    G.E. Masana
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:12 pm
    One of the things that breaks my heart the most on a wedding day is when the bride or groom are involved with wonderfully sweet moments, with each other or loved ones, you can actually see their memories being weaved… when all of a sudden they’re interrupted to be alerted by a bridal party member that the florist is trying to navigate the centerpieces to their final destination and has a question needing answering right now. Then like a hot potato the wonderfully sweet moment is dropped and the whole mood changes to that of taking care of business and the hassle of it. It’s…
  • If you’re going to pretend you’re the same as me to your wedding photography couples…

    G.E. Masana
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:07 am
    I’ve noticed I get a lot of hits from other wedding photographers crawling around this site, even getting calls where they pretend to be someone getting married just so they can hear me explain what I do, I guess so they can copy what I say and say the same things to their prospective wedding clients who call them. And so I thought maybe they could use a little help, just in case they didn’t quite catch everything. So I’m going to tell you how to photograph a wedding like I do and deliver top notch wedding albums. First, if you want to be a knock-off of me, one of the first…
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  • Roman Romance

    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…

    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

    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

    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!

    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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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*


    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

    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

    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

    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…
  • How I Photographed Chicken

    13 May 2014 | 5:05 am
    Chicken is pretty dull. Brown and boring. So how would photograph it? How would you tell your story? Have you thought about it? In this post Beatrix Horváth-Gallai shares how the above photo of chicken was shot. As you learn from Beatrix, keep this photo in mind and ask questions if they don’t answered in the post below. Let’s get started.  About  the Photographer Originally, I graduated as an architect at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and I simply adored the endless creative potentials of my job. But in the meantime, my son and my daughter were born, and…
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  • Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Canada’s Connection to Winnie-the-Pooh: Remembering the Real Winnie – An Exhibit Nov.6–Dec.7, 2014

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    This video presents “Remembering the Real Winnie – An Exhibit.” Ryerson Image Centre Presents REMEMBERING THE REAL WINNIE: THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS BEAR TURNS 100 Exhibition Admission is FREE November 6 – December 7, 2014 Plus  Public Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 5, 6-8 pm FREE Admission RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE Student Gallery 33 Gould Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada General Info Gallery Hours: For general telephone inquiries please call: 416-979-5164. Curated by Kate Addleman-Frankel, FPPCM Alumna and Irene…
  • Adorama Deals 2014-07-22

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    ADORAMA DEALS: Canon KS-1200TS 12-Digit Desktop Calculator with Tax Function $2.99 each when adding three or more to cart (reflected at checkout). Regular $14.99 each Free Shipping. Expires 8/13 ____________________________________________________________ Timbuk2 Large Aviator Wheeled Backpack, Black Farp/Carbon Ripstop $99.00 (Regular $249) Free Shipping. Expires 7/31 ____________________________________________________________ Samsung UN75H6350 75″ 1080p LED Smart HDTV, 16:9 Aspect Ratio, 240Hz Refresh Rate, Built-In Wi-Fi, USB/HDMI $2397.99 using coupon code S400400400 at checkout…
  • You’re Invited: PHOTOGraphie Professional Photography Festival Events Sept. 26 & 27, 2014

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The Professional Photographers of Canada – British Columbia Region (PPOC-BC) has announced that their PHOTOGraphie Professional Photography Festival will take place from Friday, September 26 to Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, in Vancouver, BC, Canada. “PHOTOgraphie: BC’s only professional photography festival.  The festival’s purpose is to inspire and share the value of photography through education, gallery exhibitions and salon competition.  For four days, the local community along with amateur and…
  • Sponsored Video: Music made with IBM Cloud

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    With IBM Cloud, Music Mastermind created a solution that provides a gaming experience to over 250,000 active users in 155 countries. And that is music to everybody’s ears. Learn more now. THIS IS A SPONSORED POST
  • Sponsored Video: La musique créée avec le Nuage IBM

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Avec le Nuage IBM, Music Mastermind a créé une solution offrant une expérience de jeu à plus de 250 000 utilisateurs actifs dans 155 pays. En avant la musique! Plus d’info. THIS IS A SPONSORED POST
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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

    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

    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

    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

    31 Mar 2014 | 10:51 pm
    DOWNLOAD CLARITY Vol. 3 We are pleased to announce the release of CLARITY Volume Three: Photography Beyond the Camera. Volume Three dives deep into natural lighting and how to work with available light on-location, how to translate compositional elements into more evocative photographs, the 14 secrets of great photography (and these ain’t your typical “follow the rule-of-thirds” or “straight horizons” type of stuff!), what to do when your vision and results just don’t line up, the 3 important factors for photo/file backup longevity, a compelling interview…
  • How a Photography Project 365 Can KILL Your Creativity

    20 Jan 2014 | 3:15 am
    The Project 365. It’s the holy grail of personal projects for many photographers. Every photographer that I’ve known to do this has experienced a life-changing transformation as a result of taking on such a feat. Recently, Bill McCarroll contributed a magnificent article on the benefits of undertaking a Project 365. There are tremendous rewards for those of us who are prepared to tackle such a laborious endeavour. As we learned, many considerations that factor into play beyond the time it takes each day to shoot, transfer, post-process, and (maybe) share our daily photographs. It is a…
  • Is a Project 365 Right For You?

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

    Jason D. Little
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    To the surprise of no one, the topic of light is relatively common here on Light Stalking; search the archives and you can easily find plenty of useful advice about shooting during the golden hour, shooting only with ambient light, shooting at night, working with long exposures, doing light painting, etc. Likewise, you can find helpful articles about street photography. So, what if someone among Light Stalking’s loyal readership wanted to know about night photography and street photography? Together. Night street photography? Street night photography? Either way, it’s a thing.
  • How to Photograph Pets: 16 Tips to Capture the Perfect Shot

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Photographing pets is a bit more challenging than photographing people. It is due to their unpredictable nature, and due to the fact that they don’t understand what the photographer is actually doing. Some pets can be startled by the camera flash, or be afraid of the big black thingy you are pointing at them. However, there are also pets that completely trust their owner and, therefore, are easier to photograph. While it may be challenging, photographing pets can be a lot of fun. Read on for some tips to help you capture better photographs of pets. Photo by Simson_Petrol Capturing the…
  • 30 Links to Inspiring Photography and Amazing Articles

    Toad Hollow Photography
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    This week’s list is composed of a terrific set of hand-selected links by Toad Hollow Photography, featuring some of the finest photographs and posts related to photography found this week.  You will find a great selection of tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to peruse and enjoy here, all posted by some truly incredible and talented artists working in the field today.  We really hope you enjoy checking out these pieces as much as the Toad did in bringing this list to you. Photo by Luis Calçada TUTORIALS Farmhouse In Blue- A Quick Primer In Star Trail…
  • 5 Photos Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

    Karlo de Leon
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Did you know that there are five basic photographs that every photographer must learn how to create? All other camera techniques in photography are based on these five photographs and mastery of these is essential to any photographer. If you know how to achieve these shots with ease given different lighting situations (with or without the aid of artificial light), then it means you have a solid foundation of camera skills. And I don’t mean just being able to create such photographs at random and through sheer luck but being able to visualize a result and use a technique as if it was…
  • A Guided Tour of Your Camera’s Viewfinder

    Jason Row
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    You look through your viewfinder, and you take pictures. Sounds simple, right? The viewfinder on your camera is not just an interface between you and your subject but also a repository of important information that will help you make that shot much better. Today we are going to take a guided tour of your camera’s viewfinder. Before We Begin When you do get around to reading the manual on your camera, you might find somewhere hidden in the specs a phrase like this – Viewfinder Coverage 96.5%. This is quite an important fact to understand because it means that you are…
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  • Lightroom Mobile for iPad & iPhone

    Nicole S. Young
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    This article was originally posted on 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 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…
  • Happy Independence Day!

    Nicole S. Young
    4 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    It’s Independence Day here in the US, and I’m spending the weekend with my family in Nebraska. My brother always puts on a good at-home fireworks show, and it’s a great holiday to spend quality time with everyone. Freedom sure is pretty awesome. :) BTW, I have a post up over on about photographing fireworks displays, so if you’re heading to a show tonight with your camera, be sure to take a look! Happy Fourth of July!!!   Copyright © 2014 - Nicolesy, Inc. (All Rights Reserved) Click here to subscribe to my newsletter! :)
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  • Sharpen your images using Photoshop

    Matt Bennett
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    Before After The are two key points to remember when sharpening an image: you can’t add in details that aren’t already there, and less is always more. You can keep building up the effect but adding too much can leave your photos looking pixelated and worse than when you started. If this is done correctly though, you can greatly enhance an image. Remember that before adding any effect to your starting shot that is not an Adjustment Layer, you must first duplicate the layer in question to make a copy of the original. Applying a Sharpening Filter onto a layer is a destructive edit and once…
  • Win a 1-2-1 training day with Fotocourses

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    You could be in with a chance of winning a 1-2-1 photographic day (worth £150) with Fotocourses, all you have to do is enter this prize draw. The 1-2-1 courses are tailored to all abilities with practical guidance in all aspects of photography from exposure, composition and image manipulation. The courses are taught on location in Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire by full-time professional photographer Gary Fooks, who has been teaching photography for over 17 years. ©Gary Fooks. On the course you will learn all kinds of tips and tricks for taking great shots The Courses Include: •…
  • Shoot better monochromes with The Digital Photographer Masterclass Series: Black & White

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    Today sees the release of a new download in the Digital Photographer Masterclass Series, Black & White. Inside you’ll find: • 20 top tips for black and white • How to get started in black and white • Convert to mono • Tricks for black and white portraits • Monochorme landscape advice Download it today from our free iOS app. Just click on Special Editions and you will find it nestled away there, waiting to help you take better black and whites. The download is £2.99 for iOS only.  
  • The Dive by Charles Joseph

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:56 am
    A big congratulations to Charles Joseph as we award his image ‘The Dive’ the title of Picture of the Week on the DP website. The timing of this shot to capture the sharp movement of the Kingfisher hunting is impressive, with a fantastic shallow depth of field to isolate the subject from a distracting background. Fantastic work Charles! 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!
  • Correct colour balance in Photoshop

    Matt Bennett
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Before After Colour and tone are key to making a great photo. Too much colour and your photo will have an all-over colour cast, but conversely, too little colour and you’re left with an image lacking definition and contrast. Within Photoshop sits a palette filled with wonderful Adjustment Layers that allow you to edit your photos in a nondestructive way. Adjustment Layers are added as a Layer in the Layers palette so you can easily go back and re-edit the settings at a later date. If you have changed your mind and want to tweak any settings, simply double-click onto the layer. Read on to…
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    Photography Concentrate

  • 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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    Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師

  • Photo Essay: On Shauna, by Sean Lee

    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 582 times, 582 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: From A Barren Land, by Sadia Marium

    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 333 times, 333 visits today)
  • IPA Mentorship Program September: Scholarship Grant – Call For Applications

    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…IPA SCHOLARSHIP GRANT PROGRAMCall for Applications – IPA Scholarship Grant for Thai…Call for Applications – IPA Scholarship Grant for…(Visited 664 times, 664 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Xayabouri Dam, by Ore Huiying

    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 595 times, 595 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Indigenous Transitions, by Hannah Reyes

    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 1,156 times, 526 visits today)
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    Richard Davis Photography

  • Lady be Good – Day 3, April 7, 1943

    Richard Davis
    28 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Continuing with my sequence of posts on the story of the Lady Be Good, having baled out early in the morning of April 5, 1943, eight of the nine member crew were attempting to walk back to their base at Soluch, unaware they had baled out around 400 miles away. Toner’s Diary: WEDNESDAY, April 7, 1943 Same routine, every one getting weak, can’t get very far, prayers all the time, again P.M. very warm, hell.
  • Lady Be Good – Day 2, April 6, 1943

    Richard Davis
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.For the second day, the eight members of the crew of the Lady Be Good that had formed up after bailing out continued their trek across the featureless gravel plain. Since the markers they left show a steady bearing they must have had a compass. The only real way to maintain a heading while walking in such a featureless area is to pick a rock ahead of you, walk to it, then look at your compass and pick another rock, over and…
  • Lady Be Good – Day 1, April 5, 1943

    Richard Davis
    5 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.With the aircraft almost out of fuel and just flying on one engine, the crew of the Lady Be Good baled out into the night sky. Since they were probably thinking they were still over the sea, finding themselves landing on the desert floor must have been quite a shock. Co-pilot Robert F. Toner and Tech. Sgt. Harold J. Ripslinger both kept diaries. Their diaries indicate they jumped at around 2:00 am on April 5, 1943. With a top…
  • Lady Be Good – The Story Begins

    Richard Davis
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:55 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Since I recently posted some detail shots of the Lady Be Good some of my readers have asked to see more of my images so, since today, April 4, is the 51st anniversary of the raid that started the mystery I’ve decided to post a number of photos over the next few days. Several of the photos I will post are not mine so will not be click-able. where I’ve been able to find attribution I will give it. Lady Be Good…
  • ALCLAD 24S-T Markings on The Lady Be Good

    Richard Davis
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:47 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.At the request of one of my readers I’m posting three photos showing the ALCLAD 24S-T markings on the Lady Be Good. The Lady Be Good cropped up in the news again recent with the unfortunate events surrounding the disappearance of flight MH370. Of course, a bomber disappearing during a bombing raid in WWII was hardly the news story that MH370 has become. My reader’s request concerned specifically the ALCLAD 24S-T…
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    Brent Pennington: Photographer

  • And we’re back!

    Brent Pennington
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:14 am
    What started as a website upgrade turned into a lot more!  (That seems to happen a lot…)  But at any rate, after a long absence from the web, I’m back and the site is live once more.  I’m still making photos, still looking for clients, and still in love with shooting portraits that really capture […]
  • Promotional Shoot – RXV

    Brent Pennington
    23 Oct 2013 | 7:00 am
    The very best photo shoots are the ones where the photographer, client, and talent are all completely in sync and the images coming out of the camera are spot-on, there’s real collaboration going on, and everyone is having fun. To be realistic, it’s the sort of ideal shoot – almost a nirvana – that’s hard […]
  • The Roving Photographer Art Show

    Brent Pennington
    5 Sep 2013 | 7:00 am
    Some news from my other website, where I share my personal work and talk photography: The Roving Photographer – local photographer Brent Pennington presents a collection of his personal work, which focuses on nature and landscape photographs from his adopted home here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Printed in a variety of mediums including canvas and metal, […]
  • Simple Clicks – Shawnee Craft Brewery

    Brent Pennington
    2 Sep 2013 | 11:00 am
    So this is where beer is born!  A few weeks back the Whiskey Bacon Traveling Food Circus journeyed out to Shawnee-on-Delaware, to the Shawnee Inn Resort, which is home to the Shawnee Craft Brewing Company.  (And that may be a record for how many times you can use the name “Shawnee” in a single sentence.) […]
  • TLCPoV Outtakes

    Brent Pennington
    31 Jul 2013 | 7:00 am
    TLCPoV – which is the short way of saying “The Last Cocktail Party of Venus” – is coming up fast!  I shared some photos from the promo shoot in the original post a couple of weeks ago, but wanted to share some of the outtakes from the session as well. After the success of the […]
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  • feeling light and easy as Summer does

    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

    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.

    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

    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

    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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    Visual Peacemakers

  • One-Day MediaStorm Workshop
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:28 am
    MediaStorm will be hosting several one-day workshops designed for photographers and filmmakers, of any background or level of experience, who desire to refine their story-telling skills.  Attendees will learn appropriate methods of multimedia storytelling, through discussion of practical examples.   MediaStorm's Brian Storm will share tips and techniques to improve reporting, editing, and distributing a multimedia project.  According to the host, this is a workshop designed to facilitate growth through discussion of the theoretical foundation of when and why…
  • Sitting On Dirt Floors
    23 Jun 2014 | 4:50 am
    IGVP member and cultural photographer, Roxanne Engstrom, lived with her family in Zanzibar doing educational work for four years.  She has written about her experience for us and what visual peacemaking means for her as a cultural photographer.  Be sure to check out her personal webpage and blog, Hawa Images.    Images are powerful and can craft, reinforce, undo, or influence our thoughts and beliefs about others.  Images have the potential to dissuade us from fear of the unknown or different and move us toward real love. When I was asked to share what visual…
  • A Peace of my Mind: Harry Wendt
    16 Jun 2014 | 7:17 am
    Harry Wendt is an Australian citizen who has lived in the United States since 1976. He founded and continues to run an organization called Crossways International, which is dedicated to Christian education. Harry holds up Jesus as a model for his belief that we should live a life of service to our fellow human beings. In a global history that is dominated by pursuit of empire, Harry says that we need to examine the world as it is today and ask ourselves if our actions are intended to dominate others, or to serve them? Media Player Right click to download audio   About the Project: A…
  • Hong Kong Within the Frame
    9 Jun 2014 | 5:15 am
    Celebrate the Chinese New Year with guild member, Jeffrey Chapman, and fine art photographer, Winslow Lockhart, for Hong Kong Within the Frame.  They will be hosting a four day photo adventure through this expansive city February 18-21, 2015.  Join an intimate group of eight to explore this modern city built on ancient civilization.  A blend of East and West, Hong Kong is known for striking contrasts. On the first day, you will check in to a five star luxury hotel in Tsim Sha Tsue cape at the tip of Kowloon Peninsula, where you will be privy to spectacular views of…
  • Lalibela Within the Frame
    2 Jun 2014 | 4:07 am
    Join guild member, Jeffrey Chapman, and multimedia storyteller, Bob Sacha, January 3 through January 10, 2015 for Lalibela Within the Frame.  Photographers and filmmakers of any level of experience are welcome to join an intimate group of ten to explore the rock hewn churches of Lalibela.   Set high in the mountains of Lasta, the medieval monolithic churches are carved below ground level and connected to each other by tunnels and passageways.  Lalibela was intended to be the "New Jerusalem" by King and Saint Lalibela when Jerusalem was captured by Muslims in 1187.
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    A Life Well-Lived

  • Weekly Post: TATSHESHINI: Saving a River Wild

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    TATSHESHINI: Saving a River Wild by Robert Glenn KetchumIn 1990, I was invited on a 10-day float down the Tatshenshini, a huge river system flowing from Western Canada to the Pacific Ocean that literally divides two of North America's largest national parks, Canada's Kluane National Park and Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. A gold mine was being proposed mid-river. I broke the story in LIFE magazine. There were many other articles and a book. The mine was never developed and the river is now a wilderness corridor. This is a conservation SUCCESS story!Wednesday, July 23, 2014TATSHENSHINI:…
  • Weekly Post: NO PEBBLE MINE: Pictures from Ground Zero by RobertGlennKetchum

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    NO PEBBLE MINE Pictures from Ground Zero by Robert Glenn KetchumThank you to the EPA for recognizing the value of the Bristol Bay fishery. NOW, what can we do to protect this habitat further? Mission: To protect the national parks and national refuges of southwest Alaska, and the Bristol Bay fishery from the development of the Pebble mine, and other commercial risks.Wednesday, July 23, 2014 NO PEBBLE MINE #97 Pictures from Ground Zero:NO PEBBLE MINE #97, Pictures from Ground Zero:  #Katmai National Park and Preserve is around 4-MILLION acres, of which 3.3-million…
  • Weekly Post: SAN IGNACIO LAGOON: Saved For the Whales! by Robert GlennKetchum

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    San Ignacio Lagoon: SAVED FOR the Whales!by Robert Glenn KetchumWorld-Renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum dedicates Tuesday's to the Natural Resources Defense Council's (@NRDC) successful campaign that kept a whale birthing lagoon from industrial development.  Laguna San Ignacio Gray Whale Nursery in Baja California, Mexico is best known as the winter home to the once-endangered gray whale. The lagoon lies within one of the largest ecological preserves in Latin America, designated a Biosphere Reserve / World Heritage Site by the Mexican government in 1988. This blog…
  • Weekly Post: THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    21 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 21, 2014THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS #94HUDSON RIVER #94: While I certainly appreciated #LIFE's editors selecting my image for their special issue and suggesting it was comparable to…
  • Weekly Post: CHINA Travels Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    18 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 18,…
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  • 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 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: Website: Sponsors: Learn what you want, when you want, with access to thousands of high-quality and…
  • Episode 191 :: Julius Shulman

    30 Jun 2014 | 7:33 pm
    This week I'm in Los Angeles for Vidcon. I figured I should do an LA photographer and nobody is more representative of Los Angeles, particularly mid-century modern era, than the wonderful architectural photographer Julius Shulman. You can find more of his work here: Also see - Visual Acoustics :: The Modernism of Julius Shulman - A Documentary film by Eric Bricker And if you're interested in the Stahl…
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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

  • heading for the shore
    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
    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.
  • business bay crossing
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:50 am
    I recently got hold of the latest version of Nik's Analog Efex Pro 2 and was looking through the various effects. One that I came across, that inspired this image, is the Multi-Lens camera. This allows you to split an image (horizontally or vertically) creating a range of different effects. I couldn't quite get the filter to line everything up, so ended up creating the effect myself, but do like how it's turned out. I also have another four images that I'll post over the next few days that take a similar approach. As always, let me know what you think. capturedcameralensfocal…
  • untitled #175
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    A fairly recent shot, taken on a cold and windy day on Fleetwood beach. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 2.14pm on 4/4/14 Sony SLT-A99 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss T* 18mm f/5.6 1/500 aperture priority +2.0 evaluative 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC 2014 none 2x1
  • untitled #174
    13 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
    I thought I'd edited all the shots from my trip to Oman last November but came across this one: another shot of my good friend Issa. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 6.14m on 23/11/2013 Sony SLT-A99 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss T* 16mm f/5.6 1/60 aperture priority +0.0 evaluative 100 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC 2014 none minor transformation
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    The New Camera

  • Confirmed: Fuji X100T Coming

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    Finally we have got confirmation that Fuji X100S successor Fuji X100T is coming, the information is accidentally leaked by David Hobby when he uploaded X100T image on flickr, later he removed the image but we are able to get the screen shot of the EXIF info page. David Hobby is author of the blog, Continue reading Confirmed: Fuji X100T ComingRelated Posts:Fuji X200 Rumored SpecificationFujifilm X100s Images LeakedFujifilm X30 is Not Coming with 1 inch SensorFujifilm X100s, X20, S8200 and XP60 Images and SpecificationFujifilm X-Pro 2 Specification Leaked
  • Sigma DP2 Quattro – Image Quality Problems

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
    Guys from Dicahub website showed us that the image of recently announced Sigma DP2 Quattro is not as good as Sigma DP2 Merill, take a look below You can clearly see the Yellow and Sky blue color melting to each other, rest of the color are fine and within the limits, there may be some issue Continue reading Sigma DP2 Quattro – Image Quality ProblemsRelated Posts:Is This Normal? Sigma Quattro DP2 Image LeakedSigma dp2 Quattro Price is under $1000Sigma DP2 Quattro Stock Coming on May, 2014Sigma dp2 Quattro First High ISO Test and Sample ImagesNew Foveon Sensor Patent By Sigma
  • Fujifilm X30 is Not Coming with 1 inch Sensor

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
    Earlier it was expected that Fuji will increase sensor size of  Xxx series (X10, X20) compact camera form 2/3″ to i” inch, but according to the latest rumors surfaced over the web the upcoming Fuji X30 camera sensor size will remain same as X20 (2/3″ X-trans sensor), yes it is a disappointment for those Continue reading Fujifilm X30 is Not Coming with 1 inch SensorRelated Posts:Fuji X200 Rumored SpecificationFuji X30, Fuji X-E3, Fuji X200 and Fuji X-Pro2 Rumors UpdateFujifilm X-Pro 2 Rumor Update – January 2014Fujifilm X200 Coming in September 2014Fuji X30 Coming with 1 Inch…
  • Hasselblad Announces CFV-50c Digital Camera Back

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Hasselblad announced the CFV-50c digital camera back yesterday, the CFV-50c features newly developed medium format CMOS sensor developed by Sony, the camera features 50 megapixel resolution CMOS sensor, the ISO range upto 6400, other features include Larger, higher resolution LCD screen on back with new programmable buttons that will give you a ultimate user interface Continue reading Hasselblad Announces CFV-50c Digital Camera BackRelated Posts:Hasselblad Medium Format CMOS Camera Coming on March 2014Hasselblad LunarHasselblad H5D-50c vs Phase one IQ250 vs Pentax 645zHasselblad announces new…
  • Sony First Curved Sensor Based Smartphone Coming

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:16 am
    We already know that upcoming Sony RX2 full-frame camera will use curve sensor (see here), we have also published the first sample image captured with Sony full-frame curved sensor camera here, but today we have got the full specification list of Sony upcoming curved sensor based camera module for smartphones, the camera module features a Continue reading Sony First Curved Sensor Based Smartphone ComingRelated Posts:Sony RX2 Curved Sensor Image LeakedSony Curved Sensor Sample ImageSony Curved Sensor PatentSony Honami 2 and Sony Honami Mini is also comingChinese Smartphone Find 5 Using Sony…
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  • Photo Musings Online Photo Contest – 2nd Edition

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Photo Musings Online Photo Contest :: 2nd Edition Contest Details the 2nd. PHOTO MUSINGS WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY PHOTO CONTEST. Attractive prizes from SONY and customised Photo Book Albums from Photo Musings Colour Lab.To submit your photos please visit Eligibility Worldwide Entry Fee Free Prizes 1st – Sony Alpha 3500J 2nd – Sony DSC-QX100 3rd […]
  • WorldFightsAIDS Photo Contest

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Your assignment: Every community across the world has at least one unsung hero or grassroots organization working to eradicate this epidemic or ease the suffering of those who live with it. Share a photograph on Instagram of a group or individual in your community who is fighting against HIV/AIDS. Tag it with #WorldFightsAIDS and your […]
  • Call for entries – Stories

    20 Jul 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Photographs are often associated with the concept of freezing time. Nevertheless, photography has always been a sensitive storytelling medium as well. Looking at a photograph may allow for understanding much about the past leading up to the captured moment; it may also enable the viewer to imagine the possible futures evolving from the frozen record […]
  • Participate in the ongoing Ozone Zone International Photo Salon 2014

    19 Jul 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Participate in the ongoing Ozone Zone International Photo Salon 2014 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 […]
  • Mixed Media Mash Up

    19 Jul 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Creating art isn’t always done by conventional means nor with conventional materials. The challenge becomes strategizing and synthesizing the disorder that is unavoidable when combining varying mediums. In this call for entries we want to see your mixed media artworks. Calls are open to all local, domestic, national and international professional and amateur artists. All […]
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    van der Valk Photography » Blog

  • Barrett Family

    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

    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

    8 Apr 2014 | 8:04 pm
    I’ve known Blair for a few years now. He is one of the developers of Woodland Creek, a nice new residential family subdivision in the heart of Sooke and now a real estate agent with DHF. Blair generally asks me to shoot all the new homes that they have built but was pleasantly surprised when he asked me to get some new head shots of him because he just became a Realtor. I brought my portable studio to a location we agreed upon and set up a two light, plus one reflector portrait set-up. I had a medium softbox camera right and a strip light which I used for a rim/hair light for background…
  • Baby Shoot at 7 Months

    27 Jan 2014 | 7:06 am
    We try to photograph the early milestone and this past weekend happened the youngest one turned 7 months. We had a 7 month photo session for the first one so we thought we better get one in so they can argue who was cuter when they were older and can safely compare. I propped up my white backdrop and decided on two lights for this. One softbox camera left, about 45 degrees to her and 45 degrees up. And a bare speedlight to hit the background. This light was also back enough to provide a slight rim light to camera right on her face and 1 stop stronger. Shot with the 5dmkII and the 24-105 lens…
  • Promotional Video for RCM-SAR

    23 Jan 2014 | 7:54 pm
    The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Organization put together a V.I.T.A.L (Volunteers In Training And Lifesaving) Campaign and this promotional video was shot and edited by myself. I’ve been a proud member of RCM-SAR for 6 years now and have gone from a new crewmember to a Coxswain at our Station. Having been over 125 missions off Sooke since I’ve started I have accumulated many hours of footage. This past summer another photographer and myself travelled to 8 different Stations across BC to obtain video and audio specific for this video. Shot in the FRC Simulator in…
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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • 11 conseils pour revendre son matériel d’occasion

    Celine Manceron
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Suite à la série de 3 articles sur les avantages et les inconvénients d’acheter du matériel neuf ou d’occasion, vous avez été nombreux à nous contacter par mail pour nous demander des conseils concernant la revente du matériel photographique. Il faut savoir qu’aujourd’hui, le marché de l’occasion est réel ! Il est très important. Tout se vend, tout s’achète ! Du coup, il est effectivement possible de vendre son matériel d’occasion. Cela peut vous permettre ainsi d’acheter du nouveau matériel, de vous débarrasser d’objectifs…
  • 6 conseils avant d’acheter d’occasion

    Celine Manceron
    23 Jun 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Acheter d’occasion, c’est un véritable sport pour trouver les bonnes occasions Si vous êtes tentés, je vous conseille de respecter quelques consignes suivantes : Pour les réflex, objectifs, je vous déconseille l’achat à distance de matériel à distance. Vous devez toujours tester le matériel avant ! Pour les sacs ou autre, vous pouvez plus facilement acheter à distance. Attention, il n’y aura pas de reprise si jamais cela ne vous convient pas. Le problème également de l’achat à distance, c’est qu’il faut envoyer l’argent avant.
  • Acheter du matériel d’occasion : avantages et inconvénients

    Celine Manceron
    19 Jun 2014 | 12:32 am
    Je vous propose une série d’article sur les avantages d’acheter du matériel neuf ou d’occasion. Dans le dernier article, nous avons abordé ensemble les points forts et faibles d’acheter neuf. Il est maintenant temps de regarder du côté de l’occasion ! ACHETER D’OCCASION Les avantages de l’occasion :  Avant toute chose, le prix. En effet si vous achetez un objectif, ou un accessoire photo, vous pouvez payer facilement 30 à 50% moins cher que le prix Neuf. Par exemple, un 70-200mm VR II de Nikon, vendu environ 2 000€ neuf, il est possible de le…
  • Acheter du matériel neuf – avantages et inconvénients

    Celine Manceron
    17 Jun 2014 | 12:25 am
    A l’approche des grandes vacances, vous êtes nombreux à nous demander des conseils concernant le choix des objectifs, des boitiers et autres accessoires photos. Il n’est pas toujours évident de répondre à toute ces questions, car il n’y a pas de bonnes réponses ! Une marque d’appareil photo conviendra plus à une personne qu’une autre marque, pour des questions d’ergonomie, alors que cela peut etre l’inverse pour un autre photographe. Pour les objectifs, on peut tout à fait conseiller un type d’objectif, mais cela dépendra également de…
  • Reportage Photo – Sur une Drop Zone

    Celine Manceron
    12 Jun 2014 | 4:27 am
    Ces derniers temps, nous passons un peu de temps sur une Drop Zone. Comprendre par là, un club de parachutisme ! De mon côté, je ne saute pas (pour diverses raisons), mais du coup, je prends quelques photos ! C’est d’ailleurs l’occasion pour moi de sortir un peu les réflex, voir qu’ils ont beaucoup de poussières sur le capteur (et donc qu’il faut que je les amène à nettoyer chez Nikon), et de tester un petit peu le 70-200mm avec l’extendeur 1.7 ! Voici donc un petit reportage photo des quelques jours passés sur la Drop Zone de Maubeuge. Une drop…
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    Florida Wedding Photographer

  • Rachel + Phil | Sanibel Beach Wedding

    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

    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

    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

  • How To Sell Products From Your Website

    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

    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

    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

    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…
  • Inexpensive Day-pack for Photographers

    22 Jun 2014 | 11:53 am
    Summer is here, and it’s a great time to go out hiking and get some great photographs. There are a lot of great day-packs to choose from, but they can be pretty expensive. Check out my article on how I created an inexpensive day-pack to carry my camera gear, food, water, first aid supplies and more Have Fun, Jeff
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • 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…
  • When a Scene Composes Itself

    Michael Frye
    20 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sun setting over the Pacific Ocean, southern OregonAfter our redwoods workshop, Claudia and I drove north and spent a couple of days along the Oregon coast. I’d never been to this area before, so on our first afternoon we scouted a number of locations north of the town of Brookings. We made several short hikes down steep trails to the coast, with correspondingly steep climbs back out. Though we found some nice spots, none made me jump up and down. Sunset was approaching, and I had to decide where to go. I could see some interesting sea stacks to the north, and decided to drive in that…
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    Photography Bay

  • Canon “High Megapixel” Camera Referenced in Interview?

    Eric Reagan
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    We previously heard some solid rumors in late 2013 that Canon was testing a 75MP+ pro-level DSLR. Now, a new round of hype is circulating around the rumor sites over the mention of a “high megapixel” EOS camera in an interview with a couple of Canon executives. The interview largely covered the new EF-S 10-18mm lens and the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS lenses. The relevant quote being passed around is: I to higher pixel unnecessarily is the opposite, but there is also a feeling if there is a high-performance lens that matches the number of pixels (pixel pitch), to want to take a look at the…
  • Understanding the Basics of Low Light Photography

    Hunter McRae
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    There are times when you have to use a flash when shooting a wedding or portrait session. For example, if you are shooting outside and the sun has gone down completely, or if you are shooting inside with dim overhead lighting, a flash is a necessity. But whenever I can avoid it, I prefer taking advantage of natural light, even if it is waning in the half hour after sunset. To get the most out of your camera, follow these guidelines: Gear Does Matter You simply can’t get a perfect shot in near-dark settings with a kit lens and cheap body. High quality gear is a must-have. You’ll…
  • NEXTO DI ND2901 Portable Memory Card Backup Device

    Eric Reagan
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    NEXTO DI unveiled the ND2901 portable memory card backup device at NAB 2014. The new ND2901 is intended to replace NEXTO DI’s previous entry-level backup device and is compatible with CF and SD cards, including the more recent SDXC standard. It features ExFAT support so that you can copy a 4GB or larger file and can preview both RAW and JPEG files on the built-in 1.44″ LCD. The ND2901 also has a host USB 2.0 port, from which you can sync files to an external hard drive for even more redundancy. With the host port, there is no need to have a computer connected to the ND2901 in…
  • Canon Rebel T3 Kit for $299 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:03 pm
    B&H has the Canon Rebel T3 for $299 (reg. $449) with free expedited shipping. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Canon Rebel T3 Kit for $299 – Deal Alert Canon Rebel SL1 for $369 – Killer Deal Alert Canon Rebel T3 with 2 Lenses for $449 – Deal Alert
  • Tamron Lens Rebates End July 31

    Eric Reagan
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:20 pm
    There are rebates currently available for numerous Tamron lenses. Additionally, you can get 4% rewards on all of these lenses from B&H. These deals end July 31, 2014. Check them all out while they last here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Tamron Lens Rebates July-September 2012 Tamron Lens Rebates at B&H Tamron Lens Rebates up to $100 Off
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    Newscom FocalPoint

  • Hot Topics: Costa Concordia, Ukraine, and Adam Levine

    Olivia Morley
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    July 20, 2014 – Isola Del Giglio – (KIKA) – - Isola del Giglio-Ultimi saluti in banchina,pubblico che assiste alla partenza,la Concordia in viaggio,tutto ritorna come prima. Kika Press/ZUMA Press/Newscom. License this image from zumaamericaseleven109042 This week, the Costa Concordia began its final journey to Genoa. Two Ukraine fighter jets were shot down, and Adam Levine married Behati Prinsloo. See pictures related to these stories and more, then head back to Newscom where you can always find more images of this weeks’ Hot Topics! July 23, 2014 –…
  • Sandra Bullock Turns 50!

    Annabelle Quinn
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    Sandra Bullock backstage at the 69th ceremonie of the Oscars. March 24, 1997. Michel iPhoto Inc./Newscom. License this image from iphotos031056 Can you believe that Sandra Bullock is turning 50?? Neither can we. Especially since she doesn’t look a day older than 34. But it’s true. The Hollywood actress and America’s sweetheart is over the hill and we want to wish her a happy birthday. For over two decades she has been making a splash on the big screen and consistently proving that she’s only getting better with age. In 2010 she won her first Oscar for Best Actress for The…
  • Editors’ Picks: Mandela Day, Women’s Fencing, & Malaysian Airlines Wreckage

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    South African Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond holds his cane before reading to children on the occasion of Mandela Day in Cape Town, South Africa, 18 July 2014. NIC BOTHMA/EPA/Newscom. License this image from epalive287846 Celebrating Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy, Mandela Day calls leaders to take action over social injustices around the world. Mandela, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and former South African President, passed away at 95 on December 5, 2013. “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have…
  • Around the World: Northern Ireland & Game of Thrones Filming Locations

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    The Dark Hedges (old beech trees bordering narrow road), near Armoy; County Antrim, Northern Ireland. John Shaw/NHPA/Photoshot/Newscom. License this image from nhpaphotos105071 What better place to film the sweeping epic tale of Game of Thrones, than Northern Ireland? With so many magical and enchanting locations, Northern Ireland provides many stunning backdrops for one of the Top TV Shows of 2014. Places like Castle Ward and Tollymore Forest Park, serve as Winterfell and The Haunted Forest, while the famous Dark Hedges beech trees are seen as the King’s Road in Season 2.
  • Harry Potter Stars: Where Are They Now?

    Annabelle Quinn
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Left: Actress Emma Watson attends the Noah New York premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre on March 26, 2014 in New York City. Kristin Callahan – ACE PICTURES/Kristin Callahan – ACEPIXS.COM/Newscom. License this image from acephotos392573Center: Rupert Grint pictured at Radio 2 Featuring: Rupert Grint Where: London, United Kingdom When: 02 May 2014. TOAA/ZDS WENN Photos/Newscom. License this image from wennphotosfour385438Right: Daniel Radcliffe – April 20, 2014 – Opening Night Curtain Call and After Party for “The Cripple of Inishmaan” held…
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    The Traveling Tripod

  • Jim Johnston Sports Photography

    Doug Bardwell
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    A compilation of highlights all shot by Jim Johnston. For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog:
  • Download Adobe Photoshop CC 14.2 Full For Free

    Doug Bardwell
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    DOWNLOAD HERE: Adobe Photoshop CC 14.2 new Adobe Photoshop CC 14.2 netload Adobe Photoshop CC 14.2 keygen Adobe Photoshop CC 14.2 serial Adobe Photoshop CC... For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog:
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    Doug Bardwell
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:35 pm
    animal photography form study online africa. For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog:
  • GARMIN VIRB - actioncam with benefits

    Doug Bardwell
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:47 pm
    If you are looking for a simple to use, high-quality, action camcorder – be sure to look at the Garmin VIRB. This bullet shaped, rugged little camera takes great 1080p HD video or 16MP stills and is extremely easy to operate. Garmin VIRB action camcorder Load it with a micro SD card of your choice, charge the battery and start shooting. The small LCD screen lets you pick from a menu of selections but I find that mine all stay the same each time I use it with one exception. Garmin VIRB-07667 You have the option of shooting normally or upside down, and that’s the one thing I change. When…
  • Nikon D810

    Doug Bardwell
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Nikon D810 Nikon has just announced what could be a killer full-sized sensor camera for stills and video. They’ve taken the feedback on many previous cameras and tried to come up with a new solutions for a lot of previous wishlists. From better audio to ISO range, this camera looks like it has a lot going for it. The D810 and the D810 Filmmakers Kit can be pre-ordered now for mid-July delivery. Read more....
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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

    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

  • D810 – 1st Impressions

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    I am very pleased with all the new and refined features in the D810. It even my favorite CS #e4 is now here! And oh ya, the images don’t such either.
  • “What are They Up To?”

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Sharon & I are constantly being asked this about our sons, Brent & Jake. Both boys grew up in this industry and have since day one, been part of our visual communications business, seeing every side to it. Simply put, the boys make us darn proud! While they are still part of the family business, they aren’t either. Both live far away from us, running their own very successful businesses with the family coming together working on special joint projects during the year. Now Jake & I go shooting together (See Jakes gorgeous landscapes this week?) quite often and Brent is the…
  • BodyGuard Pro CB – Speaking of A2A

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Aircraft have lots of sharp edges just waiting to scratch our camera bodies. I’ve used the LensCoat BodyGuard Pro CB for some time but Jake said we should be using them while doing our air to air work. He was right! I normally use the all black version, used the camo here so you can see how it really does cover the camera. You can reach all controls, see all panels, fire the camera and even attach the strap to the body (in my case the Vulture Strap). It stays in place and protects perfectly. Just thought I’d pass along the tip.
  • LensCoat 4Xpandable Long Lens Bag

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Before I say anything, watch this video first! When Scott at LensCoat told me about their new 4Xpandable, I didn’t get it, not until I saw the video. As you can see, it’s now what carries the D4s/800mm all in one case. This one bag truly does fit all and that’s the beauty of it! It expands or contracts to fit YOUR lens. Now if you shoot Canon, it’s perfect. Shooting Nikon and you’ll find a tad of space around the shade but no big deal. Now Scott and crew have thought of everything, everything on this bag from pockets to strap management, it’s gorgeous. It…
  • Sensor Gel – Unbelievable!

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn’t have believed it! I’ve blogged about the Sensor Gel a few times, here, here and here. My last post, I said I was disappointed that the stickiness of the SensorGel didn’t last very long for the price. Well the folks at Photography Life who sell the SensorGel are great and got an answer from the manufacture on this issue. Hope you’re sitting down because you won’t believe the solution to getting your SensorGel sticky again. Wash the dang thing! Yeap, wash your hands first to remove any oil and then simply wash…
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • tfttf644 – Toys, The Key To Photographic Success (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 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 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 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 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 readers that gives you the best training on the web for 10% off anything at (including monthly and annual memberships). *** NEW REVIEW COMING SOON *** I’m working on a new review of 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…
  • 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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  • 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
  • Mira Mobile Prize

    Pamela Viola
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    I learned this morning that "Opium Party" has been short listed for the Mira Mobile Prize and will be exhibited in Portugal beginning 6 September 2014 at the Mira Forum Gallery.© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
  • Artful Home Studio Sale

    Pamela Viola
    12 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    One of a kind artist proofs in the Artful Home Studio Sale!© 2014 Pamela H. Viola Subscribe in a reader
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    Kerry Garrison

  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Kerry Garrison
    29 Jun 2014 | 7:51 pm
    The weather looked great so we hopped into the Trailblazer and headed for the hills. After a quick bit to eat in Estes Park, it was on to Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Aerial Photography and Video with the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+

    Kerry Garrison
    15 May 2014 | 5:23 pm
    I love photography as you can tell from reading my blog. One thing that always interested me was aerial photography and video. In the past, this was really difficult as well as horribly expensive. These days, for about the cost of a decent DSLR, you can get into aerial photography and video with the DJI Phantom […]
  • Colorado Adventure – Boulder, Nederland, Golden

    Kerry Garrison
    4 May 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Today the wife and I set off on another adventure to see the sights of Colorado. After about an hour drive into Boulder to do some shopping on the Pearl Street Mall, we headed into the countryside on the way to Nederland and then on to Golden stopping along the way for pics and videos. […]
  • Daniels Park – Sedalia Colorado

    Kerry Garrison
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Another gorgeous weekend in Colorado and time to hit the road and find another little treasure to explore. This time it was off to Sedalia Colorado to visit Daniels Park. Daniels Park is located in between Castle Rock and Englewood just to the west of I-25. The park features some great picnic spots that overlook some interesting geography. […]
  • Craigslist – How to Catch a Scam

    Kerry Garrison
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:55 am
    Recently I decided I wanted to sell off some old stuff to get some money to buy some new stuff.  I have never had issues with selling stuff on Craigslist before.  I have sold everything from electronics, to furniture, to cars, usually within a matter of hours. My record was an old Ford Bronco, it […]
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  • Pepper Spray Camera Snaps and Sends a Photo of Attacker to Authorities

    Gannon Burgett
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    What you see above is a strange conglomeration of technologies that surprisingly makes for a pretty useful end product. Currently in its crowdfunding stage on IndieGoGo, The Defender is a self-defense tool that combines a camera with a bottle of pepper spray. As you probably already figured out, the idea is to capture a photo of the perpetrator while simultaneously defending yourself… but it doesn’t end there. The Defender is — I can’t believe I’m saying this — a smartphone-connected smart-canister. Working with both iOS and Android, the feisty camera identifies the…
  • Eerie and Fascinating Photos of a Completely Empty New York City Taken in 1964

    DL Cade
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Empty New York, c. 1964, Vintage gelatin silver print, 5 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches (paper) In 1964, photographer Duane Michals fortuitously found himself leafing through a photo book that contained the work of French photographer Eugene Atget. Atget’s intimate 19th century photographs of Paris inspired Michals to attempt to capture a similarly intimate portrait of New York City. Thus was born ‘Empty New York,’ a series of photographs showing the streets of the Big Apple completely devoid of live, exhibited for the very first time as a set at the DC Moore Gallery in New York in…
  • Video: Blind Photographer Shows Us What it Really Means to ‘See’

    Gannon Burgett
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Australian-based photographer Brendon Borellini sees the world differently than most of us. In fact, he doesn’t really see it at all. This is because Borellini was born with congenital deafness and partial blindness, which has since turned into complete blindness. You’re probably thinking to yourself that these disabilities aren’t exactly conducive to becoming a photographer, but Borellini has overcome them, making the most of every ounce of life doing what he loves. Growing up, these disabilities presented major hurdles for Borellini, but help from the Special Education Unit at the…
  • Top 10 Rules of Travel Photography

    Guest Author
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Photography is not about the camera. It’s not even about the beautiful images we create. It is about telling powerful stories. Photography is a tool for creating awareness and understanding across cultures, communities, and countries; a tool to make sense of our commonalities in the world we share. I believe the way to find common ground is by seeing yourself in others. 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…
  • A Super Simple DIY Lens Cap Holder that Will Cost You Almost Nothing

    Gannon Burgett
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am
    Lens caps are the bane of every photographer’s existence. They’re meant to protect our beautiful glass from getting destroyed with scratches or worse yet, cracks. But as helpful as these little things are, they’re also the socks of the photography world, going missing every five seconds. After losing his more time than he cares to remember, Intractables user thescientistformerlyknownasNaegeli came up with an extremely cheap, but effective DIY lens cap holder. There’s a good chance all of the materials you’ll be needing for this project lying around your house somewhere, with the…
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  • New Abstract Photograph: The Sultan’s Mystique

    Nat Coalson
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:41 am
    I made this fine art abstract photograph deep in the underground cellars of a historic building in Barcelona, Spain.Prominent visual features include bright fields of warm gold and copper hues punctuated by subtle grid patterns. A large square, formed of smaller blocks, creates a strong focal point.A truly exotic image, this evokes emotions of warmth and nostalgia, a comfort in familiar memories of good times in the past and a gentle reassurance that intrinsic beauty is timeless. Even when old, crumbling and tarnished, the pride of craftsmanship and an appreciation of the finer things in…
  • New Travel Photograph: The City Comes to Life

    Nat Coalson
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    Nat made this photograph of the Plaza de España, in Barcelona, Spain, from the roof of a nearby building.The Plaza de España was built for the 1929 International Exhibition and is one of Barcelona’s busiest and most important squares.In the foreground, the lights of cars passing in a roundabout create dynamic streaks of colour. In the center of the traffic circle are a fountain and statues.In the background of the photo, the Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina can be seen leading to one of Catalonia’s finest museums, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC). The…
  • Nat’s work now represented by DAC

    Nat Coalson
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:22 am
    We’re excited to announce that Nat’s art and photography is now being represented by DAC Art Consulting, one of the premier art consulting firms based in the U.S. DAC has been serving the art consulting needs of the hospitality, healthcare and corporate sectors since 1982 and has a long tradition of developing creative artistic solutions that provide a customized setting for every client. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, DAC works with both U.S. and international clients. Click here to visit the DAC web site
  • New Abstract Photograph: Touch

    Nat Coalson
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:44 am
    Abstract photograph made in Seville, Spain with subtle shapes and a neutral, monochromatic palette.This work inspires feelings of hope and of transcending the barriers that separate us from the things we love. A lone individual, reaching out through the void, tries to make contact with something larger.Prints available in any size and on any material, including mixed media original on canvas. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Triton

    Nat Coalson
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:38 am
    Fine art abstract photograph made in Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy presents bold colours and strong graphics. A vertical bar in gray and white dominates the left side, while the balance of the piece is filled with organic, random shapes and textures in blues and blacks. This artwork is well suited as decor for contemporary interiors such as hotels, offices and private homes.Prints available in any size and on any material, including mixed media original on canvas. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
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    The Right Blue

  • Moon Jelly (Aurelia aurita)

    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!

    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

    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

    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…
  • Sea Plumes in the Caribbean

    21 Jun 2014 | 10:33 am
    A Caribbean Sea Plume (Pseudopterogorgia sp.)by B. N. SullivanIn earlier posts (such as this one about the Red Sea) I have noted that underwater scenery varies a lot from one region to the next.  Fauna characteristic of a given area can provide instantly recognizable clues to the location of a photo.  For the Caribbean and adjacent tropical waters, one of those clues is the presence of Sea Plumes like the one in the photo above.Sea Plumes can be found on patch reefs and along dropoffs throughout the Caribbean, as well as some areas of the south Florida coast, the Keys, and in the…
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    Camera Rumors

  • Nikon D810 Announced

    27 Jun 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Nikon just announced their new pro-grade DSLR , the Nikon D810. The D800′s successor 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. Key specs:  36.3MP Full-frame CMOS sensor (no AA filter) ISO 64-12,800 (expands to ISO 32-51,200) Electronic first-curtain shutter and redesigned […] Related posts: Nikon D7100 announced Several Nikon Coolpix cameras announced (features+specs) Nikon D3100 announced
  • Nikon 1 AW1 Announced ( + Price and Availability )

    20 Sep 2013 | 9:07 am
    Nikon just announced their latest mirrorless Nikon 1 camera , the Nikon 1 AW1. What makes this camera so special ? Well according to Nikon, this is the FIRST interchangeable lens camera that able to operate under water ( waterproof ) and can withstand the shock of a fall from up to 2 m. Like other […] Related posts: Canon EOS-1D X Announced , Price and Availability Panasonic G3 price, availability, and pre-order status Nikon J1 and V1 Announced & Ready For Pre-Order
  • Olympus E-M1 rumors : price, specs and images

    8 Sep 2013 | 11:07 pm
    The Olympus E-M1 should be announced soon. According to rumors, the announcement date is Sep 10th (tomorrow). and some key specs that we gathered so far: 16 Megapixels 81 Autofocus point 10 fps continous shooting Built-in Wi-Fi Flash sync speed: 1/320s ISO range: 200-25600 3″ tiltable TFT LCD touch screen Electronic Viewfinder with 2.3 Mpixels […] Related posts: Nikon D5100 : images , specs and price Olympus E-P3 images and specs leaked Olympus VF-3 EVF photo and specs leaked
  • Fuji X-A1 camera leaked

    6 Sep 2013 | 10:39 pm
    The Fuji X-A1 rumors has been around for a while. This new entry-level mirrorless camera is soon to be announced as press release about the camera has leaked. Key Specs from the press release: APS-C CMOS EXR processor II 16 Megapixels ISO up to 25600 3″ variangle LCD built in flash Wifi module ? startup […] Related posts: Fuji mirrorless interchangeable system camera is coming in 2012 New Fuji X10 “Serious Compact” Camera Fuji X10 Price = $600
  • Nikon P7800 announced

    5 Sep 2013 | 9:43 pm
    Nikon just announced their new compact, the Nikon Coolpix P7800.  This is supposed to be a successor of Nikon P7700. The specs is almost the same except with new addition of electronic viewfinder. Key specs from the press release: 12.2 M effective megapixels 1/1.7inch CMOS sensor Fixed lens 28-200mm , f2.0-4.0 VR on the lens Electronic […] Related posts: Nikon 1 J3 announced + sample images Nikon D7100 announced Nikon D5200 Announced
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    H&H Color Lab

  • Free Marketing Webinar and Transitioning from Roes to hhstudio

    H&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&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&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…
  • The H&H Connection – July 2014

    H&H Color Lab
    1 Jul 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Click here to download the H&H Color Lab July Newsletter!
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    Ezra Gordon

  • Child Sponsorship App

    29 Jun 2014 | 7:26 pm
    A few months back I took a trip to home for street children in Bolivia. After talking to the organization, it was pretty clear that the home did not need more buildings or one time gifts, what they needed was monthly support. They said everyone wants to build buildings but nobody wants to donate money for things like pencils for school, food thats just consumed, and health care. I’m working on a web app that makes monthly child sponsorship simple & easy. These are just a few rough photoshop drawings of possible front end solutions. The post Child Sponsorship App appeared first on…

    23 Jun 2014 | 10:04 pm The post appeared first on Ezra Gordon.
  • Explainer Video

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The post Explainer Video appeared first on Ezra Gordon.
  • Compassion Immersion Magazine

    3 Apr 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Compassion Immersion is a few weeks that WestGate carves out to celebrate all the things we support locally and globally as a church. When brainstorming what we will do for the 2013, I looked at all of the handouts, cards, invites and random paper products and there did not seem to be a clear message or strategy. I decided to create one quality product that would reflect the 1.5 million dollars given to people in need, that could be something to hold onto for a while. Due to the budget constraints we ended up going with a printer overseas which meant we needed to get stories written,…
  • Shamina – Bring Me My Love

    3 Apr 2014 | 9:25 pm
    website: facebook: twitter: @shaminamusic instagram: @shaminamusic The post Shamina – Bring Me My Love appeared first on Ezra Gordon.
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  • Quick Quotes: Minor White

    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

    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

    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

    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…
  • Interesting Things Everywhere

    30 Jun 2014 | 2:24 am
    One can find interesting things to photograph anywhere!  It is just a matter of seeing. Taking a break from photographing old cars, I took a short walk down what looked like a pretty bland street.  I am by far not the greatest ‘see-er’ but I happen to be in a creative mood and one thing did catch my eye. There was an old store that was partially boarded up with plywood sheeting that had been painted white.  The wood was old and the paint was peeling.  Underneath the peeling portions the wood was black and made interesting patterns.  I took a series of shots thinking they…
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    International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

  • Real Wedding | Mexico | Mexico Wedding Photographer Rahul Khona

    15 Jul 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Rahul Khona, Mexico Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: Mexico, Playa Del Carmen Reception Location: Mexico, Playa Del Carmen Wedding Date: October 26, 2013 Client Names: Suneera & Faizal Real Wedding Description Suneera and Faizal decided to take their family and closest friends to Mexico, for 3 days of partying to celebrate their love for one another at the beautiful Azul Fives resort, Playa Del Carmen. However, 2 days before the wedding, the tropical rain started, and it didn’t stop, until the day after their wedding, plans were changed,…
  • Real Wedding | Frankfurt, Germany | Frankfurt Wedding Photographer Johannes Fenn

    15 Jul 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Johannes Fenn, Frankfurt, Germany Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: The lake of Seehotel Niedernberg – Frankfurt Reception Location: Seehotel Niedernberg – Frankfurt Wedding Date: May 11, 2013 Client Names: Sabrina & Christian Real Wedding Description The ceremony took place on a landing stage at the lake, on a sandy beach. This location gave all of us vacation feelings even during cloudy weather. Also during the preparation we had a blast, especially during the afternoon party and the party with soul- and rock rhythms until late at night.
  • Real Wedding | Portland, Oregon | Oregon Wedding Photographer Fritz Liedtke

    15 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Fritz Liedtke, Portland, Oregon Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: Portland Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Reception Location: Portland Trinity Episcopal Annex Wedding Coordinators: Katy Haley and Meghan O’Brien of Portland Wedding Coordinators Hair and Makeup Stylist: Janelle Hayden of The Prettiest You Wedding Dress: Adam Arnold Wedding Rentals: West Coast Events Wedding Date: May 25, 2013 Client Names: Grace & Paul Real Wedding Description A few years ago, I was asked by designer Fuchsia Lin to photograph a series of amazing dresses she’d…
  • Real Wedding | Wilmington, Delaware | Delaware Wedding Photographer Dan Salvo

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Dan Salvo, Wilmington, Delaware Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: Ocean City, NJ Reception Location: Ocean City, NJ Wedding Date: September 29, 2013 Client Names: Hannah & Anthony Real Wedding Description Hannah and Anthony’s beautiful beach wedding was fun, relaxed, and filled with little kid fun – a wonderful family celebration. photos ©Dan Salvo Wedding Photographer Contact Information Dan Salvo | Wilmington, Delaware wedding photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Dazzle Photography | Email: | Phone:…
  • Real Wedding | China | China Wedding Photographer Jenff Chan

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Jenff Chan, China Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: Shangri-la Ningbo Reception Location: Ningbo City – Zhejiang Province, China Wedding Date: October 02, 2013 Client Names: Alan & Weila Real Wedding Description One pair of very loving bride and groom, who met in Beijing, fell in love. And previous wedding different, they’ve got a daughter for one year old, and participated in their wedding, the wedding scene as they sent a diamond ring. photos ©Jenff Chan Wedding Photographer Contact Information Jenff Chan | China wedding photographer,…
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    Larry Lourcey Photography

  • Print Competition DVD Now Available

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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    The Portfolio Journal

  • Apple stops development of Aperture

    Will Wiriawan
    27 Jun 2014 | 10:58 am
    “With the introduction of the new Photos app and iCloud Photo Library, enabling you to safely store all of your photos in iCloud and access them from anywhere, there will be no new development of Aperture,” said Apple in a statement provided to The Loop. “When Photos for OS X ships next year, users will be able to migrate their existing Aperture libraries to Photos for OS.”Yosemite compatible update will be released, but we should start packing and find a new home. ★
  • Candi Plaosan

    Will Wiriawan
    17 Jun 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Candi Plaosan, also known as the ‘Plaosan Complex’, is one of the Buddhist temples located in Bugisan village, Prambanan district, Central Java, Indonesia, about a kilometer to the northwest of the renowned Hindu Prambanan Temple. ★
  • What do these photographs have in common

    Will Wiriawan
    12 Jun 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Beside the fact that they’re all great, all are captured by some smartphone bearing some silhouette of a bitten fruit. ★
  • ¶ Acceptance

    Will Wiriawan
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:23 am
    Chuq Von Rospach:The writing is on the wall, and has been since before Aperture 3 shipped: Aperture isn’t a priority, it’s not a battle ground where Apple is fighting to own the market, and it’s slowly wandering into obscurity and irrelevance. And if you depend on your tool and workflow to turn out the best possible images, then Aperture is no longer the solution. It’s not for pros or serious amateurs any longer, it’s for people who’ve outgrown iPhoto.I have, very slowly, started using LR4 on my side projects. Though I have not fully trained myself to unleash the power, but it has…
  • Orchestrated by man, perfected by nature

    Will Wiriawan
    15 May 2014 | 3:02 am
    Imperial Palace Garden, Kyoto © Will Wiriawan. ★
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  • 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!
  • Kenai Fjords Camping

    Ron Niebrugge
    19 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Camping in Bear Glacier Lagoon, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. This is Friday nights campsite – it has been a a wonderful whirlwind week!
  • Chugach Reflections

    Ron Niebrugge
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    Reflections on a pond, Chugach National Forest, near Seward, Alaska. This was sunrise yesterday morning.  I have never seen this pretty little pond before even though it is only about 1/4 of a mile off the Lost Lake Trail – a trail I run on a couple of times a week in the Summer.  This is one of my favorite places for trail running and now photography!
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  • 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.
  • The New Fotomoto Subscription Model is Live

    19 Oct 2012 | 1:28 pm
    We are excited to announce that our new services are up and running.  We had originally planned to switch to the new model earlier this week. However Stripe, one of the two major payment systems we support, announced a new service that would make the payment process for our users much more streamlined.  We decided to push back the upgrade and implement this new service, which is now deployed.   Starting today, our members would be able to receive their payments immediately, process some or all of their orders at home or at a local print lab, and for a small subscription fee they have the…
  • More Details On The New Plans

    2 Oct 2012 | 3:42 pm
    As we announced yesterday, we are changing our business model.  Instead of one free model, we will have three models: Free, Pro, and Pro Plus. Since yesterday, one comment has come up multiple times: why we increased the transaction fees for the free account. We have been offering a high-end product with great support - all for free.  Unfortunately, as our community grows, our costs are growing as well, and we can’t offer all this for free anymore.  A considerable number of our community members are good photographers who just showcase their photos on their website, while some others are…
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    Colby Brown Photography » Blog

  • An In-Depth Review of the Sony a7r

    Colby Brown
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    There is no doubt that Sony has the photo industry talking lately. While you can certainly purchase a very capable Canon, Nikon or Fuji camera, it is Sony that seems to be the most innovative these days, both in sensor and lens technology. So when Sony announced the a7 & a7r last year, I (like my of my colleagues) was intrigued, one could even say excited, with the notion of an affordable light weight, full frame mirror-less camera. Especially one that housed some of the same sensor technology that went into the popular Nikon D800e. But with this being 1st generation technology from Sony,…
  • Adobe Adds Multiple New Features to Photoshop CC (June 2014)

    Colby Brown
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:35 am
    When Adobe first moved to the subscription model, many photographers were up in arms about the new pricing structure. Among the complaints was the mindset that Adobe was just going to take our money and not provide any real be