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    Dave
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:21 am
    It has been a long week in Dublin.  I arrived on early Wednesday midday.  I did really well with jetlag until yesterday.  I went out shooting around London and stopped by my hotel late afternoon to freshen up and relax before dinner.  I ended up falling asleep around 4PM and woke up around 12:30 or so.   Taking an 8 hour nap in the afternoon is really not good for your jet lag.   Amateur move… I was starving and there was nothing in my area for dinner.  I ended up finding a pizza place near the bar/nightlife and grabbed a slice of NY style pizza.   Pizza isn’t the best…
  • baby Lennon

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    emilie
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    What a wonderful treat to snuggle a brand new warm baby! Sweet Lennon is three weeks young- the first baby born on New Year's Day at Mercy Hospital- and the daughter of Tide Creative's amazing Liz. I spent a little time with baby and mama yesterday morning in their Portland home chatting about all things baby and exploring Lennon's perfectly appointed gray woodland nursery. Congratulations and welcome to motherhood, Liz; you wear it well!
  • Bozeman trip, part 2

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    Ryan
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:24 pm
    A few more wintery shots from a recent adventure to Bozeman, Montana… Shots taken with a Sony A7r and FE 24-70mm f/4.
  • Mac vs. PC for Photographers: The Ultimate Guide

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    Jeff Harmon
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Mac vs. PC.  A debate that live on for years to come, but there is really only one that is best for photographers.  Read on to find out which. Short Answer If you like this article, pin it on Pinterest! It depends!  I hate it when photographers do that to me.  OK, so bottom line is that either can work fine, but you have to spend the money to get the hardware you need.  Really this article is mostly for the PC user who are into photography.  If you are a Mac user, I doubt…
  • A Look Back at Apollo 16 (35 photos)

    The Atlantic Photo
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:12 am
    In early April of 1972, NASA was preparing to launch the Apollo program's 10th manned mission, Apollo 16—the fifth to actually land on the Moon. This mission would be the penultimate trip in the Apollo program, carrying astronauts John Young, Charles Duke, and Ken Mattingly to the Moon, with Young and Duke headed to the lunar surface while Mattingly remained in orbit. Apollo 16 was the second expedition to bring a Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) along. The astronauts spent more than 20 hours exploring the surface of the Moon, driving 16.6 miles in their LRV, gathering 210 pounds of…
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  • Photos of the Week: 1/17-1/23 (35 photos)

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:28 am
    This week we have scenes of India's preparation for Republic Day, a new image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from ESA's Rosetta spacecraft, continued unrest in eastern Ukraine, a Chinese home-made mechanical horse, a yarmulke made of hair samples (to disguise it), K-Pop hopefuls in Seoul, a volcano that has been creating a new island near Tonga, and much more. An artist from the state of Telangana reacts to the camera as they wait for their turn to perform during a media preview displaying a glimpse of culture of different parts of India, in New Delhi, India, on, January 22. The…
  • A Bioluminescent Bloom in Hong Kong (3 photos)

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:58 pm
    A bloom of Noctiluca scintillans, a large, green marine dinoflagellate that exhibits bioluminescence when disturbed, was captured in photos made earlier today in Hong Kong, with a long exposure showing an eerie glow along the seashore. The luminescence, also called Sea Sparkle, is triggered by farm pollution that can be devastating to marine life and local fisheries, according to University of Georgia oceanographer Samantha Joye. Noctiluca itself does not produce neurotoxins like other similar organisms do. But its role as both prey and predator can eventually magnify the accumulation of…
  • A Look Back at Apollo 16 (35 photos)

    22 Jan 2015 | 11:12 am
    In early April of 1972, NASA was preparing to launch the Apollo program's 10th manned mission, Apollo 16—the fifth to actually land on the Moon. This mission would be the penultimate trip in the Apollo program, carrying astronauts John Young, Charles Duke, and Ken Mattingly to the Moon, with Young and Duke headed to the lunar surface while Mattingly remained in orbit. Apollo 16 was the second expedition to bring a Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) along. The astronauts spent more than 20 hours exploring the surface of the Moon, driving 16.6 miles in their LRV, gathering 210 pounds of…
  • The Bahraini Uprising, 4 Years Later (28 photos)

    21 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    In early 2011, inspired by the widespread "Arab Spring" movements in countries across the Middle East, opposition groups in the small island nation of Bahrain rose up in a series of protests against the ruling Al Khalifa family. Within months, most of the demonstrations were violently broken up by government forces. Dozens of protesters were killed and hundreds were jailed. In the four years since, the pro-democracy movement has grown quieter but never died away. Jailed opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman awaits trial next week for "promoting political change using illegal…
  • Turnips Fly at the Jarramplas Festival (12 photos)

    20 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
    Every January, on Saint Sebastian Day, the streets of Piornal, Spain, fill with residents armed with turnips, seeking to punish the Jarramplas. The Jarramplas is a devil-like character portrayed by a man wearing a costume made from colorful strips of fabric, a frightening mask, and body armor underneath. In a centuries-old tradition, he walks the streets and beats a drum while residents throw turnips at him as a punishment for stealing cattle. The exact origin of the festival are not known, various theories exist from the mythological punishment of Caco by Hercules, to a cattle thief…
 
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    Digital Photography Review

  • DPReview Readers' best shots of 2014

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    As the calendar flipped to 2015, we asked DPReview readers to look back at their photographic year and send us their favorite shots from 2014 so we could feature some standouts on our homepage. The response was overwhelming. We've sorted through 1400+ submissions and made selections of our favorites in three categories - people, places and things. Take a look at some of our readers' best work from the last year. See galleries
  • 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    Picking favorites is hard. Nevertheless, our readers were up to the task when we asked them to submit their best shots of 2014. We received over 1400 submissions, and it was no small job picking favorites. We didn't need the reminder, but it underscored just how talented our readership is. Photos were divided into three categories and we settled on a small selection to feature in each.
  • 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    Picking favorites is hard. Nevertheless, our readers were up to the task when we asked them to submit their best shots of 2014. We received over 1400 submissions, and it was no small job picking favorites. We didn't need the reminder, but it underscored just how talented our readership is. Photos were divided into three categories and we settled on a small selection to feature in each.
  • 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    Picking favorites is hard. Nevertheless, our readers were up to the task when we asked them to submit their best shots of 2014. We received over 1400 submissions, and it was no small job picking favorites. We didn't need the reminder, but it underscored just how talented our readership is. Photos were divided into three categories and we settled on a small selection to feature in each.
  • Project from war-torn Ukraine wins Terry O’Neil Award for Italian photographer

    24 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    The winners of the 2014 Terry O’Neil Award have been announced, with Italian photographer Giorgio Bianchi collecting the first prize with a documentary series covering the crisis in Ukraine. Behind Kiev’s Barricades won Giorgio £3000 and a commission for the UK’s Guardian newspaper. Take a look at some of the winning images. See gallery
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  • Some Lightroom Love…Some RC Love, and other Friday Stuff

    Scott Kelby
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:42 am
    I’m very excited to announce that the awesome RC Concepcion has been named “Director of Content and Education” at KelbyOne RC wrote a blog post about it, called “My New Job at KelbyOne” (here’s the ink) so I want you to hear it about it in his words, but I’m so happy for him; I”m excited about what he brings to the role, and I’m just really proud of him on so many levels. Please join me in welcoming RC to this new position leading our team and helping to mold and guide our educational curriculum for the future.Yesterday We Released FOUR…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    The Mixer Brush Tool with Pete Collins Join Pete Collins as he takes you on a walk through of the incredibly powerful Mixer Brush Tool. The key to getting the most out of the Mixer Brush is in understanding the four key settings that determine just how your strokes will look. Pete takes you through all of the options, shows you how each option works in concert with the others, how to leverage the built-in tool presets, and how to customize them to make your own brushes. Once you get the hang of the Mixer Brush you’ll find that you can create strokes, details, and looks that you just can’t…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Luke Copping!

    Brad Moore
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    When I was a teenager, I was a Canadian expat living in a US border town whose main interest outside of a rapidly growing fascination with photography primarily consisted of the acquisition and digestion of as much music as I could get my hands on. I mainly listened to a lot of punk, and even as I grew up there were certain things about that movement that stuck with me: bits of lyrics, simple lessons, a strong DIY ethic, etc.But it was the saying Talk – Action = 0, a slogan of Vancouver band D.O.A. that always resonated with me most. Even though it was originally meant to relate…
  • Want Some Cool Lightroom Tips? Here’s a Whole Bunch of ‘Em!

    Scott Kelby
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:21 am
    In the past few months, since RC and I picked up the reins from Matt over at LightroomKillerTips.com we have really been putting up a ton of cool Lightroom tips, techniques and tutorials on there.For example, today I’ve got a really cool tip on how to get a “Fade” effect (like we have in Photoshop) over in Lightroom when you use the Adjustment Brush.  On Monday I did a post called “7 Really Useful Lightroom Shortcuts” that a lot of folks said they really found helpful. Last week, RC did a short, quick, right to the point “Start to Finish in Five Minutes…
  • It’s Like a Free 90-Minute Master Class On Wedding Photography…

    Scott Kelby
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    This week, our in-studio guest on the Grid was renowned wedding photographer Cliff Mautner, and it was one of our best, most-informative episodes ever. It’s a 60-minute show but Cliff was on such a roll, and so “in the zone” that we let it run over to a full 90-minutes, and the feedback we are getting is just incredible. Here’s just a few of the comments:“I’m glad that show went longer than 60 minutes, but I would have enjoyed that going on for many hours. 90 minutes was a bonus though. That was a GREAT episode! The Grid is off to a great 2015, first Joel…
 
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    Dave
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:21 am
    It has been a long week in Dublin.  I arrived on early Wednesday midday.  I did really well with jetlag until yesterday.  I went out shooting around London and stopped by my hotel late afternoon to freshen up and relax before dinner.  I ended up falling asleep around 4PM and woke up around 12:30 or so.   Taking an 8 hour nap in the afternoon is really not good for your jet lag.   Amateur move… I was starving and there was nothing in my area for dinner.  I ended up finding a pizza place near the bar/nightlife and grabbed a slice of NY style pizza.   Pizza isn’t the best…
  • Dublin

    Dave
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
    I landed in Dublin yesterday and was able to make it through the day without crashing.   The trick to getting over jet lag is not going to sleep when you get there.  I typically try to stay up until 10 or 11PM on the first night.   I ended up falling asleep around 11PM and thought I woke up at midnight.   That is the nightmare of jetlag as the following day will be long and miserable.  I read for a little while and fell back asleep.   It turned out my phone was still on Japan time so I actually work up around 3AM which isn’t bad for a first night of sleep but I feel back asleep…
  • Frankfurt Airport 5AM

    Dave
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:13 am
    My 12 hour flight from Tokyo went very smoothly.   I boarded the flight and like clockwork I was fast asleep before the door even shut.   I slept 9 hours straight.   That is longer than I sleep any night of the week.  I was able to get about half way through my current book American Sniper when I woke up. Empty is the word I would use to describe Frankfurt Airport at 5am.    The airport is an absolute ghost town at this hour.   I prefer red eye flights as you can make most of the day before you leave but you can often land at odd times and 5AM in Frankfurt is one example of that. I…
  • Two for Tuesday

    Dave
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:48 am
    I just finished packing and have a 1am flight to Frankfurt with a connection to Dublin.    I know a lot of people don’t like red eye flights but they really are perfect for me.    I sleep really well on planes.   It is a 12 hour flight to Germany, I have a 5 hour layover and then it’s a 2 hour flight to Dublin.   I can basically sleep most of the flight and it will be midday when I arrive in Dublin.    It’s almost 24 hours door to door with transit to and from the airport. I’ll probably do email and read on the layover.   Hopefully I only sleep half the flight…
  • The mean streets of Jiyugaoka

    Dave
    18 Jan 2015 | 4:55 pm
    I hope everyone’s year is off to a good start.  I can feel mine beginning to pick up after a nice break from travel with a trip to Dublin later this week and London the following.   I am very excited as I have never been to Dublin before and it is a place I have always wanted to visit.   I will have the weekend free to explore Dublin before heading off to London.   I enjoyed exploring London on my last trip to Europe.  If anyone has any suggestions on what to see while there please let me know. After my last few videos on Street Photography Settings for Beginners and Setting up…
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    Advancing Your Photography

  • Ansel Adams – The Man Behind The Camera Pt. 2

    Nathaniel Chu
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Image by Ansel Adams Watch The Full Video This week we bring you part two of our exclusive interview with Ansel Adams’ son, Michael. Get a look into the iconic photographer as the man behind the camera. Michael shares with us stories of his father took the photographs that made him arguably the most recognizable name in photography. Watch part one here. The post Ansel Adams – The Man Behind The Camera Pt. 2 appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • AYP Insider: Portrait Of A Lady

    Lam Nguyen
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Portrait of a Lady Image by Lam Nguyen Watching Crystal, my significant other and far better half, fight her physical and psychological battle has been one of the most difficult experiences I’ve ever had to go through. Despite how harrowing this has been for her, she has asked me to document her journey in both photo and prose in the hopes that her conclusions might help others who are battling the same ailments. Image by Lam Nguyen Image by Lam Nguyen Image by Lam Nguyen I drew inspiration and guidance from one of photography’s greatest. Annie Leibovits is best known for her iconic…
  • Ansel Adams – The Man Behind The Camera

    Lam Nguyen
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    Watch The Full Video Ansel Adams is arguably the biggest and most recognizable name in photography. He has given us some of the most defining photos of our generation. We join his son, Michael for some stories about the man and the photographer at one of his most famous stopping grounds, Yosemite. Be inspired, shoot, and share. The post Ansel Adams – The Man Behind The Camera appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • The Inspiration Behind Your Photography

    Nathaniel Chu
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    The Inspiration Behind Your Photography “Whatever it takes to stay inspired is worth it.” – Alan Cohen In a world over-saturated with information, photography tips are a dime a dozen. This post is not a tip or tutorial– partially because it contradicts my opening sentence, but mainly because I’m not qualified to share any tips regarding photography. What I do want to share is what inspired me to start this hobby that so many have already fallen in love with. It began with an internship– an internship that threw me in the midst of a production studio that…
  • AYP Insider : Always Be Ready To Shoot

    silberstudios
    9 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    AYP Insider : Always Be Ready To Shoot Image by Chris Louie It is every amateur photographer’s dream to have the chance to capture a memorable event while it is happening; I never imagined stumbling upon one of the largest fires Los Angeles had ever seen. Dealing about $20-30 million in damages, this fire gutted an unfinished downtown Los Angeles apartment complex while damaging three other buildings and shutting down two freeways. How did I come across this phenomenon? I guess you could call it a combination of a crazy stroke of luck and just being in the right place at the right time. I…
 
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    Thomas Hawk

  • What TechCrunch Gets Wrong About Ello…

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

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

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

    Thomas Hawk
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:51 am
    Are you an artist or photographer? Do care about the integrity of your images? Do you dislike ads and sponsored posts shoved in your face? Do you dislike having 99% of your feed filtered out of view for those who follow you? Look at the above and answer this question: where does my photograph of the St. Louis Arch look better, Ello or Facebook? By the way, Ello is not just a social network for photographers. I’ve met some amazing creative writers, thinkers, and purveyors of all sorts of culture there. There are communities there building on things like finance, tech, science, politics,…
  • Mophie… the Best thing to happen to the iPhone since the iPhone

    Thomas Hawk
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    I’m a huge fan of Mophie. I started using the juice pack plus about a year and a half ago and since using it have never once ran out of battery power on my iPhone 5s. Even using it during a long day out shooting, somehow the I always end up making it through an entire day of heavy use. The great thing about the juice pack plus is that it is also a case for your iPhone. I’ve dropped my iPhone a few times and was happy that I had my juice pack plus on it to help protect it. Last week Mophie sent me one of their new powerstation plus charging units. You connect this device up to any…
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  • Weekend Wisdom - Event Marketing with Vicki Taufer

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:07 am
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  • Am I Being Replaced?

    24 Jan 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Tomorrow's SPTV.me show, live from PhotoPro Expo is already shaping up to be a great show.First, my granddaughter has announced a take over! Second, we've got some great content tomorrow and terrific guests. Beverly and Tim Walden, Tamara Lackey, Roberto Valenzuela, Jillian Bell and Tom Curley will be joining us.  We'll be talking about ways to help you establish your priorities and bring a little balance to your life, working with your spouse and other family members and publishing your own book, just to name a few. Plus, we're got thousands of dollars worth of great giveaways including…
  • A New Aspect of Loving This Industry

    24 Jan 2015 | 3:26 am
    Lindsay Adler, there are no limits to her creativity. On a regular basis I'm accused of being the industry cheerleader, but here's a prime example of what keeps me so pumped up. The industry is constantly changing and over and over again new experiences just to seem to appear.Here's the scenario today:I got the email below this morning from SPTV. I couldn't be more excited about today's show and a completely new experience for my 40+ year adventure in photography. I've done podcasts, webcasts, spoken at various conferences, taught marketing workshops and introduced hundreds of speakers over…
  • Live From Kentucky's PhotoPro Expo

    23 Jan 2015 | 4:46 am
    The first US show for 2015 launches tomorrow, live from the trade show floor at PhotoPro Expo in Covington, KY. It would be an understatement to say I was just excited about being part of this first show. I'm co-hosting with good buddy, Matthew Jordan Smith and we've got a great show lined up. Demo shoots with Lindsay Adler, Matthew Jordan Smith and David Ziser will be hitting on portraiture, a touch of commercial and wedding with plenty of comments from the artists themselves. Other guests will include Roberto Valenzuela in a discussion about publishing your own book. Tim and Beverly Walden…
  • K.I.S.S. (Keep it Simple Stupid)

    22 Jan 2015 | 5:02 am
    © oneinchpunch - Fotolia I remember first hearing the expression back when I was a kid. Over and over again it's become one of the key ingredients so many of us keep missing in our business lives. We turn simple tasks into major, often gut-wrenching projects, instead of looking for the simplest solutions.This is a rant today and here's what got me going...We flew into Cincinnati Airport yesterday and went to get into a taxi headed for the hotel for PhotoPro Expo. It's not rocket science - you get your bags, walk out the door and get into a car that's all yellow. Well, not in Cincy!We…
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  • Wow! Antarctica!

    Trey Ratcliff
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    An Amazing Trip I’m just now getting back to reality, but I wanted to share some quick pictures and thoughts! It all started with me being a bit nervous. Antarctica! Jeez… I felt like I was both unprepared and unworthy. But I kind of swallowed all that down and boarded a US military plane in Christchurch – a CL-130. That “L” means it has skis on the bottom for landing on the sea ice. That’s the first photo I have below… my view during the 10 hour flight to land towards the middle of Antarctica near Ross Island. My home base there was to be New…
  • Doorways Through Time

    Trey Ratcliff
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Tony and the Diamond Mine The night after I took this photo, I had a very strange set of things happen. The diamond mines are still very active around here, and I ended up in a bar with a guy named Tony that was the manager of the mine here. He wore a very stylish hat. Me, Rene, and Curtis all ended up back in his suite where the party started to get super, well, unreliable. We ended up getting the hell out of there, but not before Tony gave us his hat as a sign of gratitude and sorrow. Remind me to tell the full story some time! Daily Photo – Doorways Through Time Here in the abandoned…
  • Making Mistakes at Mount Cook

    Trey Ratcliff
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Night Photography A while ago, I suggested that maybe I could create a night photography tutorial. I must confess that I have never actually done this. It would be a really awesome thing, but I’ve just been too busy I’m afraid! I know that sounds lame, but they actually take quite a long time to make. But, it’s still on my list for sure… never fear! Well, fear a little. Daily Photo – Making Mistakes at Mount Cook I made a variety of mistakes this evening. The only success was this photo! I went here to Mount Cook with my friend Stu (who I happen to be with now in…
  • My Camel Team

    Trey Ratcliff
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Category If you click on the “Sahara Desert” link above, you’ll see a bunch more shots of my camel adventures in the Sahara! Daily Photo – My Camel Team What do I know about riding a camel? Nothing! Well, now I actually know a fair bit, but when I took this photo, I knew nothing. But these seemed like the kind of guys to help tell me what to do. Getting on the dang camel is not easy. Riding it is not easy. Getting down is not easy. Here's the best advice I can give you, and, pretty much the only advice they gave me: “Hold on.” There is a lot of…
  • The Summer Palace, late in the day

    Trey Ratcliff
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Drought in California I keep hearing about how bad the drought in California — is it as bad as people say? I saw these amazing pictures, taken three years apart. Daily Photo – The Summer Palace, late in the day Even though I've been to Beijing many times now, I'm often confused as the relative distance of one thing to the next. Here, at the Summer Palace, it turns out is very close to almost all the key stuff along the Central Axis (which is kind of a spiritual line that goes north-south through Beijing. But the first time I came here, it took over a 2 hours, and not just…
 
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  • Project Workshop – Kick-Start a New Year of Photography

    Rowland Jones
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Looking for a way to kick-start your photography in 2015?  Here are 3 ideas to get you going. It’s January.  You’ve survived the festive excesses, made a few resolutions for what you will, or will not, do during 2015.  Now it’s back to work. Somehow the New Year seems to create a big hole which soaks up all our enthusiasm (or is that just me?!)   So it may well be time for a project, to kick-start your year of photography.  Here are 3 ideas that might help…
  • Insuring and Protecting Your Gear from Theft

    Jeremiah Gilbert
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:23 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. As photographers, we have a tendency to acquire gear and this accumulation can get costly. We also tend to carry a lot of it around with us. Now imagine needing to replace all this gear if it were stolen. Never mind the cost, just imagine the gutted feeling and overwhelming sense of needing to start over. Luckily, there are some things you can do to help protect your gear from theft. Take an Inventory Before you do anything else, take an inventory of what you have in your bag or…
  • Mac vs. PC for Photographers: The Ultimate Guide

    Jeff Harmon
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Mac vs. PC.  A debate that live on for years to come, but there is really only one that is best for photographers.  Read on to find out which. Short Answer If you like this article, pin it on Pinterest! It depends!  I hate it when photographers do that to me.  OK, so bottom line is that either can work fine, but you have to spend the money to get the hardware you need.  Really this article is mostly for the PC user who are into photography.  If you are a Mac user, I doubt…
  • Head Swap in Photoshop

    Brad Monnerjahn
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. One of the most commonly asked questions by Photoshop beginners is how to perform a head swap. In this lesson you will learn the 3 simple steps: copy, paste, mask.   You just got home from a family portrait shoot and upload the photos only to find your favorite shot is ruined because one of your subjects blinked or maybe their smile was off in this frame. You pull your hair in frustration, but before you call to set up a re-shoot, take a look at your other shots. You’ll be…
  • Massive Photography Q&A Episode [IP105]

    Darin Mellor
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jim & Darin sit down to answer some questions posed to the Improve Photography Facebook Page on January 5, 2015.   We received an overwhelmingly positive response; so we decided to break this down into multiple episodes.  In this Edition of the Improve Photography Podcast we answer questions about Lighting, Portrait, Landscape, & Wildlife Photography questions.   What’s in this episode Tips on how to protect your gear from sudden shifts in temperature.
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  • The TWiP Manifesto 2015

    Frederick
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:33 pm
    “To inform, excite, educate and inspire photographers and creative professionals, worldwide.” TWiP Army — THANK YOU! You’ve made these last several years a joy. With TWiP we have a platform to talk to hundreds of thousands loyal fans, generous advertisers, and a perfect “excuse” to approach and talk to some of the most famous and talented creative […] The post The TWiP Manifesto 2015 appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP 396 – Market Your Image Theft

    Bruce
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:45 pm
    If you don't want your work stolen…don't post it online. An Apple patent approval sends GoPro stock sliding. And changes coming to Sony's PlayMemories Online service are definitely worth a PSA listen. The post TWiP 396 – Market Your Image Theft appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Street Focus 18: Streets of the World – Berlin with Martin Waltz

    Valerie
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:28 pm
    In this Streets Of the World segment of Street Focus, I am taking you to Berlin, Germany. Martin Waltz will be your guide for this adventure! The post Street Focus 18: Streets of the World – Berlin with Martin Waltz appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Your Itinerary 13: Pro Travel Photographer Robert Holmes

    Rob
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Bob Holmes's career makes us all want to be professional travel photographers when we grow up. He shares fantastic stories and sage advice. The post Your Itinerary 13: Pro Travel Photographer Robert Holmes appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Canon 7D Mark II

    Doug
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:40 pm
    To say that this upgrade to Canon’s popular 7D has been “long anticipated” would be an understatement. It’s been a long five years since Canon announced the original. Frederick and Doug ask, “Was it worth the wait?” The post Canon 7D Mark II appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • An introduction to ‘The Art of Photography’

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:26 pm
        Today I’d like to introduce to you Ted Forbes, the mastermind behind photography podcast and YouTube channel, The Art of Photography. To supplement his podcasts, which are excellent in their own right, Forbes also puts out between one and three videos on his YouTube channel every week. Each of these videos fit perfectly into his pre-defined categories, which he consistently rotates through. Of all the categories, one stands out as the most contributed to and the most impressive. It’s titled ‘Photographers’ and what the name... (read more)
  • Breaking News: Sports Illustrated lays off all six of its staff photographers

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
        NPPA is reporting that Sports Illustrated has laid off all remaining staff photographers. At approximately noon on Thursday, veteran sports photographers Robert Beck, Simon Bruty, Bill Frakes, David E. Klutho, John W. McDonough and Al Tielemans were notified of the decision. In speaking with NPPA, Sports Illustrated’s director of photography, Brad Smith, cites ‘Unfortunately economic circumstances’ as the major factor in the decision. Smith praised the works of the photographers saying, ‘[they] have contributed to the success... (read more)
  • Once again, it’s all about the glories of nature - Our December Photo of the Day contest winners revealed!

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am
    We here in the northern hemisphere don't tend to associate December as the best month for nature photography, but our December Photo of the Day monthly award winners and runners-up tell a different tale. From a gorgeous shot of a wild dolphin by longtime POTD contributor Karen Celella to a whimsical and compelling desert juxtaposition from yet another longtime contributor Judith Sparhawk, this month's theme is clearly a natural one.   First place • Wild Dolphin by Karen Celella • Canon 7D And while the images themselves were likely... (read more)
  • Adobe Lightroom 6 will only be available for 64-bit operating systems

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:24 am
        Adobe has announced that Lightroom 6 and future iterations of their photo management program will only be compatible with 64-bit operating systems. A vast improvement over 32-bit systems, going 64-bit only will allow Adobe to more robustly ‘leverage the latest operating system features and technologies.’ For some, this may seem like an abandonment of legacy users. But, in a creative field where changes are made on a weekly basis, Adobe would rather be on the bleeding edge adding support for better performance and advanced editing... (read more)
  • Camera Deals of the Day: Canon 5D3 & 6D Printer Bundles; Canon 6D Bundle $1,249; Canon 70D Printer Bundle $799; Canon PowerShot G1X $449 and more!

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:59 am
        It's a good day to be a Canon shooter -- or wanting to become one -- as many of the latest camera deals today are for Canon gear. Lots of great full-frame DSLR & pro printer bundles with heavy discounts. There's also a new price drop on a G-series PowerShot camera and it's underwater housing. We've also tossed in a nice low price on an "oldie but a goodie" Sony NEX camera. Check out all deals below: Adorama: Canon 5D Mark III Printer Bundles Includes Canon Pixma Pro-100 Printer, Pack of Canon photo paper, and Leaf... (read more)
 
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 25 January 2015, Sunday

    24 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    TWO MORE WEEKS: Route 66 Photo Tour Signs, Tom's Welding, Barstow, 4:40 PM, 07 February 2014. (Year 2000 Nikon S3, Gossen Digisix light meter, Voigtländer SC Scopar 21mm f/4, Kodak Ektar 100, NCPS process and scan, Athentech Perfectly Clear.) bigger. I'm told we're just about full, but we also usually have a cancellation or two, so if you'd like to join us, contact Dave. This year's Photo Tour of California's Route 66 is Friday-Sunday, 06-08 February 2015. We meet in the afternoon Friday and shoot just about nonstop until Sunday morning. Here are snaps from last year's tour, and…
  • 22 January 2015, Thursday

    21 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Extended by Popular Demand: Sale on Phil Steele Photography Courses My friend Phil Steele really was trying to end his sale, but you guys are eating up so much of it he decided to keep it going a little while longer. If you haven't already checked out his previews, do it to see why so many people love his courses. He's got a 60-day no-risk money-back guarantee, so you've got nothing to lose by ordering. Phil's courses are the best I've seen. Once ordered, you can watch them all you want from anywhere on just about anything, far better than a book, file or eBook. SAVE 33%: Secrets of…
  • 21 January 2015, Wednesday

    20 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Fujifilm X-E2 and Fujinon 56mm f/1.2 APD. NEW: Fujifilm X-E2 Review. Fuji's best interchangeable-lens camera for those on a budget. It's pretty much the same as the X-T1 for a lot less money.  
  • 20 January 2015, Tuesday

    19 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Canon Rebates Expiring Soon All Canon Rebates. Rebate form Also note that with any SLR purchase Adorama offers free drops & spills warranty for a year when selecting it by "buy together & save."   Recorder and Headphone Deals Beyerdynamic DT 880 & Tascam DR-22WL Recorder: $249.99 after two $25 mail in rebates! Headphones alone usually sell for $289.99 & the Tascam Recorder sells for $149.99 - that's a $200 savings with purchasing bundle! $25 Tascam Rebate form and $25 Headphone rebate form.   Deals on Canon 5D Mark III and 70D kits All Kits Include: Canon…
  • 19 January 2015, Monday

    18 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    TODAY ONLY: SanDisk Specials. Expire midnight, NYC time.   Rotel RX-1050. NEW: Rotel RX-1050 Receiver Review. Bush-league performance at a premium price, but that's OK since it's so unreliable that you won't have it for long.  
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    The Luminous Landscape

  • 23 January, 2015 - Antarctica and Svalbard

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:20 pm
      We are very busy prepping for our two back to back Antarctica workshops.  Michael and I are flying to Santiago on Saturday the 23rd and we will not be returning until the 12th of February.  This will be an exciting two trips.  We have two fantastic groups and I am sure as we have found on every trip we have made to Antarctica it will be special.  This will especially be true for myself as I will be getting married on the first trip. We’ll have full details and pictures when we return. Today we announce the northern polar region workshop we will be doing this…
  • 21 January, 2015 - Time For A Change

    21 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
      It’s been a long time coming.  Like a reliable car that continues to get you where you need to go Luminous-Landscape has been there and going for quite sometime. During the last few years though things have been changing with internet content delivery and the old reliable LuLa was just keeping up.  We have been working very hard for a while now and today we want to share a preview of the NEW Luminous-Landscape.    Our latest article Time For A Change will walk you through the new look of the site and what to expect in a few weeks when we launch.  This is…
  • 17 January, 2015 - Gimbal / Monopod Use With Long Lenses

    17 Jan 2015 | 8:29 am
        The Luminous-Landscape team is about to embark on two back to back Antarctica Photo Adventures.  Micahel and Kevin are working out the logistics for getting their gear to Antarctica as well as what gear to bring.  Today Michael shares with us his new set up for handling his NEW 150-600mmm Tamron lens while on the trip.  Gimbal / Monopod Use With Long Lenses is Michael’s answer.  His article also has a video showing how this set up is used. ...
  • 14 January, 2015 - Reaching Your Goals In 2015

    14 Jan 2015 | 4:22 am
        It’s a new year and many people start a new year with resolutions.  Things they want to change or accomplish, but by the end of January most of those are forgotten or given up on.  Alain Briot a regular contributor here on Luminous-Landscape shares with us some step by step suggestions to achieve our goals in 2015 and keep them alive in his essay Reaching Your Goals In 2015. ...
  • 11 January, 2015 - Hawaii - The Big Island

    11 Jan 2015 | 5:16 am
        Michael goes on vacation, but is it really a vacation?  No, not with Michael.  Over the holidays Michael traveled to Hawaii for a vacation but like the rest of us he went loaded with numerous cameras and was looking for an adventure.  Seems he found one.  Enjoy Michael Reichmann’s article on his vacation (adventure) as he chases the light in Hawaii - The Big Island.  ...
 
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    The Online Photographer

  • Macro Lenses (Lens Dilemma)

    Michael Johnston
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:34 am
    [Ed. Note, Saturday evening: I'm traveling this weekend and am way behind on moderating comments. Apologies for the delay. —Ed.] I'm often surprised that photographers these days seem to think that macro lenses can only be used for closeups. That's far from the case; macro lenses can be used as all-purpose lenses easily. John Loengard, the former LIFE magazine photographer and picture editor, used a Nikkor Micro lens for portraits (I don't know exactly which one, but I believe one of the 55mms). Leica even stated at one time that the best normal lens for the R (film SLR)…
  • 'Lisbon Portfolio' Free Today!

    Michael Johnston
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:50 am
    You all know our friend Kirk Tuck, of Austin, Texas, who runs the Visual Science Lab blog and has written several posts for TOP. He'd like you to know that the Kindle version of his thriller novel The Lisbon Portfolio is available for free at Amazon for the rest of today and all day tomorrow. The hero is (what else?) a photographer. Note that you can get the Kindle app for reading on other devices, such as tablets, notebooks and phones. Kirk is also the author of Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Studio Photography. Mike(Thanks to Kirk) Original contents copyright 2015 by…
  • Herzog's Life Advice

    Michael Johnston
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:18 am
    Robin Holland's great portrait of German film director, producer, screenwriter, author, actor and opera director Werner Herzog Twenty-Four Pieces of Life Advice from Werner Herzog, some of them pretty well applicable to photography too. Just three plucked from the list as a sample for you: 8. There is never an excuse not to finish a film. 20. A badge of honor is to fail a film theory class. 24. Get used to the bear behind you. According to BAM, "Herzog never saw films or television as a child and made his first phone call at the age of 17." Mike(Thanks to David Lobato, and to…
  • Kernels of Nourishment

    Michael Johnston
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:28 am
    Just a brief thank you to everyone who commented on the two "scenic" posts. So many thoughtful comments and such a wide and interesting variety of perspectives. It reminds me to mention that Internet discussions are never deciding anything—we're not seeking to become a "community of belief" that has a doctrine that must be adhered to. Agreement, especially enforced agreement, is never the point. Discussion of art and practices, of experiences and aesthetics, are almost the opposite of that—they're collections of insights from which each individual can pick…
  • Color and Light in Nature

    Michael Johnston
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:14 am
    What is a rainbow? Why are there always two of them? Can mirages be photographed? Why do stars twinkle? How many ice crystal haloes are there? Is it really darkest just before dawn? Why is the sky blue? Why is the setting sun red and flattened? What color is water and why does it appear so many different colors? Why does the full moon look so big on the horizon? What's the best way to see an aurora borealis? What is the green flash? Why are icebergs blue? Why can clouds produce such strong colors? We already know what a glory is. Why is the dark side of the moon sometimes visible? What…
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    Nikonians News

  • Review of Nikon’s New AF-S 20mm 1.8 - A Long Overdue Digital Update

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:23 am
    It's been 30 years since Nikon updated its 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens and this new version, announced in September along with the Nikon D750 and SB-500 Speedlight, is sharp and capable. This report brings you the sample images gallery to see that for yourself.
  • Fundraising Campaign Wrap-Up

    10 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Nikonians Fundraising Campaign 2014 has officially ended. We would again like to thank all of you for you support.
  • Nikonians Academy adds new instructor

    6 Jan 2015 | 2:55 pm
    The newest instructor on the Nikonians Academy roster combines a hefty resume with international experience. Academy Director Mike Hagen welcomes the newest member of the instructor team, Colin Hocking, from Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
  • New eZine apps for iOS and Android available

    5 Jan 2015 | 3:02 am
    Last month Nikonians introduced the new eZine, featuring new design and functionality. From now on you can access new issues not only on desktop, but also through our apps, which got upgraded as well.
  • Nikonians.org introduces new eZine

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:10 am
    Nikonians.org official electronic publication, The Nikonian, just got a notable upgrade. Not only did the design change significantly, improving the readability and aesthetics, it also includes an important new feature - from now on you will be able to view full size images.
 
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    Imaging Insider

  • PROGEARX ANNOUNCES EXTENDABLE POLE “POV/SELFIE STICK” FOR GOPRO & ACTION CAMERAS

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    Tweet   EXTENDS ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY TO OVER 3 FEETFOR 180° POV TELESCOPING ANGLES Made of Aircraft Grade Aluminum – Super Light & Super StrongCaptures Unique Selfies High Up & Down Low for Ultimate Action Photography –Documents Exciting Outdoor Adventures Like a Pro January 22, 2015 – Park City, UT – ProGearX www.progearx.com, the action camera accessory company developed by iStabilizer, the brand that made the “selfie stick” famous, launched today the new ProGearX Extendable Pole “POV/Selfie Stick” for GoPro and other action cameras. The ProGearX Extendable…
  • Lightroom mobile Now Available for Android Phones

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:02 am
    Tweet Adobe today announced the availability of Lightroom mobile for Android phones. Lightroom mobile is a companion app to Lightroom 5 desktop software, available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. First released for iPad and iPhone, Lightroom mobile offers powerful capabilities to edit, organize and share images anywhere and anytime. Built on a powerful cloud sync architecture, Lightroom mobile provides the most efficient way to manage and edit images across desktop, mobile devices and the Web. With Creative Cloud Photography Plan, photographers have access to professional-class photographic…
  • CEA Releases Groundbreaking New Book: Digital Destiny

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:02 am
    Tweet   Answers the fundamental question: “What happens when everything is digital?” Arlington, Va., January 12, 2015 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has released its third book, Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate (Regnery Publishing). In this provocative new book, which debuted last week at the 2015 International CES and is available for sale nationwide today, author Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D., CEA’s chief economist, explains why the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning…
  • Mylio Helps Consumers Organize Image Libraries and Re-Discover Photos They Forgot They Had

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    30 Dec 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Tweet Software solution for helping consumers organize, edit and protect photo libraries begins at “Digital Experience” event in Las Vegas during CES BELLEVUE, WA. – December 30 – Mylio is prepared to help every consumer organize and re-discover every photo they have ever taken when it shares its solution with consumer media during the Digital Experience event in Las Vegas prior to the opening of the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Created by MyLO Development LLC, Mylio is a software solution for finding and protecting image libraries for professional photographers,…
  • Phase One has released Capture One 8.1 which offers new camera and lens support, new features, stability improvements and bug fixes.

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:06 am
    Tweet Capture One 8.1 is available now in four versions: Capture One Pro, Capture One DB (digital back version), Capture One Express (for Sony), and Capture One Express (for Sony). Feature enhancements include:– Ability to edit images in external applications, such as Adobe Photoshop or Pixelmator– Improved Auto Adjust– Live View for select models of Sony cameras– Quick cursor tools– Find/replace naming– Additional and improved naming tokens– Multiple on-screen guides for aligning and composing images.– Incremental camera controls– Up to…
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    Photofocus

  • Photofocus Q & A Podcast with Levi Sim — January 25, 2015

    Richard Harrington
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Thanks for all the great questions you’ve been sending in to the Photofocus podcast.  This week Rich Harrington and Levi Sim tackle some great topics to help photographers. Remember, you can post those questions via Twitter with the #pfqa or send us a note here at Photofocus. The music in our podcast comes from the cool folks over at SongFreedom, be sure to check them out! Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Rich Harrington & Levi Sim Levi’s Background and how referrals work for him “Do I REALLY need to…
  • Great Black and White Images with iOS 8

    Eric Renno
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Editing photos on the native iOS platform has always been lacking in refinement, that is until iOS 8. Apple introduced a photo editor that was a one touch simple editor with a second layer of editing control that allows for far more refinement. No Pixels Were Harmed…. When viewing an image you can access the editor by tapping on Edit in the top right corner. If you’re image was taken with your iOS device then the editor will open, however if you added an image from another source as I have here, then you’re given the option to duplicate the image and then edit. Either way, your…
  • Mind Your Own Business: “Working With a Partner” with Justin and Mary Marantz

    Richard Harrington
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:16 am
    Note: We’ve got two hangouts next week — Lightroom is Thursday with Scott Kelby and Business with Justin and Mary Marantz on Wednesday. Don’t miss our next Google Hangout. The event is Wednesday, January 28, 2015.  It’s absolutely free to attend thanks to Adobe, SongFreedom and Drobo. It starts at 3PM Eastern/Noon Pacific.  Join Skip Cohen and Richard Harrington and special guests Justin and Mary Marantz. We’ll explore practical advice for working with a business partner. There are a lot of challenges when teaming up for business (and it gets even tougher if…
  • How to: Make Magic with a Flash and Rear Sync

    Levi Sim
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    The most powerful flash setting you have is the one that controls when your flash fires. This setting works for your pop-up flash, for a speedlight on your camera, and for any off-camera light you’re controlling. It’s called Rear Sync, or 2nd Curtain. What you need: Camera–point and shoots may not be capable and your iPhone can’t do it, but many bridge cameras and every changeable lens camera I’ve ever handled will work Flash (pop-up, speedlight, mono-block, power-pack and head, nuclear bomb–anything will do) Tripod–strongly recommended for the best…
  • Featured Photo by Quinn Pratt

    MelissaNiu
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Thanks to our friends at Drobo, we are thrilled to announce our “Featured Photo Contest.” Every week we will pick a photo that is posted to our Facebook or Google+ communities and feature it on Photofocus! Then each month we’ll open voting from the community.  The top vote getter will win a special prize from our partners at Drobo as well as a profile story here on Photofocus. Today’s featured photo is by the talented Quinn Pratt. Getting the Shot In my lifetime the town has nearly quadrupled in size and has transformed from a small agriculture and mining town to a…
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    The Leica Camera

  • Alexander von Wiedenbeck: Après le Grand Déluge

    Chance
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:01 am
    A compassionate photographer documents the grim but hopeful aftermath of the Great European Floods of 2013. Q: We last interviewed you in March 2014 for your work “OBSESSION FOR FREEDOM.” What have you been up to photographically and professionally since then? A: Oh, a lot has happened in the meantime: some productions in fashion and [...]
  • Boubacar Touré Mandémory: Militant Photographer and Urban Senegalese Colorist

    Chance
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    Born in 1956, Boubacar Touré Mandémory is a Senegalese photographer whose work has crossed borders and been exhibited internationally. Highly instrumental in garnering recognition for both photography in his country and the status of Senegal’s photographers, he and other colleagues established the country’s first private photo agency in 1989 and the Dakar Photo Month in [...]
  • Ramon Zuliani: Documenting the Wild, Gritty and Dynamic World of Skateboarding

    Chance
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:02 am
    An emerging photographer who lives near Venice, Italy, Ramon Zuliani has an abiding passion for two things: photography and skateboarding. Both are clearly evident in this masterfully executed portfolio of compelling black-and-white images he shot on film with his Leica M6. Here he shares the story behind his latest work, “Depth and Speed,” taken with [...]
  • Daniel Flaschar: Capturing More Than Meets the Eye

    Leica Internet Team
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:54 am
    Daniel Flaschar is a German photographer based in Berlin who discovered photography through his parents’ Pentax Spotmatic in his youth. He studied both medicine and visual communications before deciding on a full-time career in photography and now works mostly in advertising as well as portrait and personal reportage. Previously, we spoke to Daniel about his photo shoot at the [...]
  • Léonard Pongo: Nothing But Ordinary Congo

    Leica Internet Team
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    Born in Belgium in 1988, Léonard Pongo was one of the five POPCAP 2014 award winners for his series “The Uncanny”. Here, he discusses what inspired this work – namely the need to create a bond with his father’s family and country, the Democratic Republic of Congo – plus his process of “listening to images”, [...]
 
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  • What cameras are you shooting video with? Simple Sunday Survey #5

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:55 am
    What cameras are you shooting video with? We asked planet5D subscribers which video cameras they have as well as which ones they are actually shooting with. We also have a little teaser about the new RØDE NTG4 and NTG4+ as well as the RØDELink wireless lav system that we learned about at the RØDEShow 2015 this past week in San Diego California. It was very interesting to see how many video cameras you peeps have! I was a bit surprised at some of these answers… For those of you not on the daily planet5D email list (and I don’t know why you’re not!), I asked 3 questions…
  • Beauty of the Beast: Timelapse/Hyperlapse of Dubai

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:45 am
    Modest tools, immodest location and great skill combine for this riveting couple of minutes from Kirill Neiezhmakov, latest in his on-going timelapse/ hyperlapse series on major cities. In this latest installment of our occasional series entitled “We’re not worthy,” Kirill proves once again that you don’t need expensive gear to do extraordinary things in photography. Nor that you have to appreciate the subject to appreciate the artistry. Armed with a couple of lower-end Canons (60D and 550D); OK-to-pretty-darned-good-but-never-over-the-top glass (from Samyang, Sigma and Canon); a…
  • Aputure VS-2: Great Value in a 7” Field Monitor

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:45 am
    In another installment of our just-made-up “80/20” series, Aputure scores a win with their VS-2. I got religion (of the larger on-camera field monitor kind) a few months ago when I tested smallHD’s AC7. I learned that a minimum 7” diagonal is the ticket: it’s big enough so that your eye is much more likely to catch those pesky “I didn’t see them” compositional oversights in the background or at the margins which can ruin otherwise great shots. And boy, was that thing sharp and bright. But like most gearheads, I also appreciated both the tactile qualities of that unit as well…
  • Why Am I Shooting 4K Again? Amazing, Inspiring Videos from Panasonic Remind Me

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    I encounter my fair share of 4K sceptics online. Sometimes I even begin to doubt my own enthusiasm for the 4K format. But then all I have to do is watch some great 4K footage on a 4K or 5K monitor and I am snapped back into optimism once more. And then there are the all the benefits of 4K footage when editing for FHD (aka 1080p) output. Panasonic recently released a video about exactly that on its Panasonic Lumix Video channel at YouTube. Sometimes I just have to be reminded. And now I’d like to share those reminders and that enthusiasm for 4K acquisition with you, even when exporting to…
  • Timelapse Moab 2015: This is Special

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:45 am
    I can’t think of a better way to meld photography with a spiritual journey through time and nature than spending five nights under the dark skies of Moab, Utah learning timelapse photography in Arches National Park. planet5D friend, TL specialist and instructor Ron Risman will be holding his 2015 Timelapse Moab Workshop there in May. With only 11 spots available (and a planet5D discount – use coupon code “Planet5D”), my advice is: book now. For each of the last three summers, I’ve traveled the American southwest only to miss the magnificent Arches National Park, just outside of…
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    PMA Newsline

  • Temporarily tattoo your Instagrams

    Paul Worthington
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Temporary tattoos aren’t new, but this Netherlands-based service provides them easily and cheaply: 12 for $14, postage included, made from your photos on Instagram. The temp tats are made with “high-quality laser printers,” Picattoo says, but print quality “does depend upon the quality of your Instagram photos as well. A sharper more vibrant Instagram photo […]
  • Space, Sound, Sunlight, Sleep – Technology News Digest #4

    Paul Worthington
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:56 pm
    It’s been another slow news week in the photo biz, but there’s still too much general technology news to keep up with yourself… So let us do it for you! The new Top Ten Today-Tech digest provides a brief look at recent interesting or important items. 1. NASA emails a wrench to the space station 2. Graphene […]
  • A selfie stick for your, er, backside

    Paul Worthington
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Okay, it’s for your butt. Yeah, kids today… For some reason, they’re obsessed not only with “selfies” but with their rear ends (and those of others, judging by how a Kardashian photo recently “broke the Internet.”) So, selfie sticks with which you hold a camera a yard away while aiming it at yourself are big. […]
  • Microsoft debuts HoloLens augmented reality

    Paul Worthington
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Weird coincidence department: the same week Google all-but cancels its Glass hardware that overlaid computer visuals atop your real-world view, Microsoft debut its HoloLens which can be described as doing the same thing… “The era of holographic computing is here,” the company says. “When you change the way you see the world, you can change […]
  • On the PMA Podcast: Imaging evolution at Entourage Yearbooks

    Paul Worthington
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Where once school yearbooks were made by a small staff, now mobile and social imaging have irrevocably changed the production: everyone on campus can be a photographer, and images can come in from a multitude of sites and services. On the output side, digital printing has allowed for much later production deadlines, but can also […]
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    SDC-Main-Blog

  • Panasonic Announces the GF7, a Selfie-Focused DSLM Camera

    Michael Palmer
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Panasonic has announced the selfie-focused Lumix DMC-GF7, a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera with a 16-megapixel Live-MOS image sensor and Venus Engine image processor, a 3.0-inch touchscreen display that tilts up to 180° for Self Shot Mode, Full 1080/60p HD video recording with Dolby Digital stereo sound, a blazingly fast Contrast AF (Auto Focus) system that exchanges signals between lens and camera at up to 240fps, and built-in Wi-Fi for connecting the camera to compatible iOS or Android devices running the Panasonic Image App.Features like Jump Snap (takes a picture while you…
  • Fujifilm Introduces Five New Cameras

    William Chambers
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Fujifilm has just released five new cameras into the market, which update four of their core camera lines. The new models include two super-zoom S-series cameras with impressive telephoto capabilities (the S9900W and S9800), a Lifeproof XP-series point-n-shoot (the XP80), and two enthusiast X-series cameras (the X-A2 and XQ2). All five models offer Fuji's latest camera technologies, with the focus being on their new 5-axis image stabilization and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity (not available on all five models). To get more information about each new camera, see our previews by following the…
  • GoPro Hints About New Firmware for the HERO4 Black and Silver coming in February

    William Chambers
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    GoPro announced during CES 2015 that they are planning to release a firmware update for their HERO4 Black and Silver cameras next month. The firmware is going to add some new features to both still and video modes, with the most notable being the ability to record 2.7K video at 60fps; currently limited to 48fps. This is very appealing to those who use the GoPro HERO 4 for aerial video, where the faster frame rate is often preferred for its smoothness during playback. The update will also add an Auto rotate function (automatically adjusts orientation when the camera is right-side up or upside…
  • Fujifilm Introduces New Weather Resistant Lens for their X-mount Cameras

    William Chambers
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    Fuji has just unveiled the new FUJINON XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR X-mount lens at CES 2015. Designed for use with their mirroless X-series ILCs, like the the X-T1 we reviewed in 2014, this new 24-84mm equivalent zoom lens offers a weather-resistant design, coupled with high-quality optics. It boasts a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8, includes their Twin Linear AF motor for quiet and fast autofocus, features 3 ED glass elements, and a new Nano-GI coating to help reduce lens flare and ghosting. The lens will start shipping sometime next month (February, 2015), with a suggested retail price of…
  • Nikon Will Showcase Two New Lenses at CES 2015

    William Chambers
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    Alongside their D5500 announcement, Nikon shared info about two new lenses, which will be showcased at CES 2015. The new additions to their F-mount lens lineup include the AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II, which is designed to be an affordable telephoto zoom lens to complement their DX-format (aka crop) bodies (like the D5500). The new AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is aimed more at professionals and enthusiasts, with an impressive feature set and hefty price tag. It offers an electronic diaphragm (over the traditional mechanical style), Phase Fresnel lens element construction…
 
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    A Photo Editor

  • This Week In Photography Books: Christopher J Everard

    Jonathan Blaustein
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein Have you ever heard of Sasha Grey? Maybe? Maybe not. As it happens, she’s a young actress from California. I first saw her in Steven Soderbergh’s taut little film, “The Girlfriend Experience.” She is lithe, Sasha Grey, with long, fine dark hair, and oil-black eyes. Those eyes are world-weary like Scarlett Johansson’s, but not in that same I-grew-up-in-New-York-so-I’m-smarter-and-cooler-than-you sort of way. Do you know what I mean? She was hard not to watch, Ms. Grey, as she played a very expensive call girl who provided a particular…
  • The Art of the Personal Project: Cameron Davidson

    A Photo Editor
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:56 am
    As a former Art Producer, I have always been drawn to personal projects because they are the sole vision of the photographer and not an extension of an art director, photo editor, or graphic designer. This new column, “The Art of the Personal Project” will feature the personal projects of photographers using the Yodelist marketing database. You can read their blog at http://yodelist.wordpress.com. Projects are discovered online and submissions are not accepted. Today’s featured photographer is: Cameron Davidson How long have you been shooting? Professionally since 1980 –…
  • The First Conversation Is No Longer About the Photography It’s About the Photographer

    A Photo Editor
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
    Photographers Rep, Heather Elder, has a conversation with her photographers every year defining creatively and financially what a successful 2015 will look like. She has a post up on her blog notesfromarepsjournal.com with two very important trends happening in our industry: http://notesfromarepsjournal.com/2015/01/13/want-to-know-what-we-told-our-photographers-about-2015 These trends reveal a change in the conversation she has with creatives where it is now assumed that anyone being considered is 100% right for the project and has the talent, vision and skills to pull it off. Now, instead…
  • The Daily Edit – Mark Peterson: Men’s Journal

    Heidi Volpe
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    Men’s Journal Creative Director: David Schlow Director of Photography: Catriona Ni Aolain Art Director: Todd Weinberger Deputy Art Director: Kim Gray Deputy Photography Editor: Jennifer Santana Associate Photography Editor: Amy McNulty Photographer: Mark Peterson Did the magazine know you were from Minnesota and did that have an influence you being awarded the job? When Catriona Ni Aolain the director of photography at Men’s Journal contacted me I think she assigned me because of my series Political Theatre. So I was looking forward to going back to Minnesota and photographing…
  • Work from Photo NOLA, Part 3

    Jonathan Blaustein
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:13 am
    A couple of months ago, in this very space, I joked about being terrified to mock ISIS. I, who likes to make fun of almost anything, was afraid to offend those homicidal maniacs. And I said as much in a book review. Around the same time, I also wrote a column proudly proclaiming my Jewish heritage. (Though with a last name like Blaustein, there’s only so much you can do to deny it.) I said, at the time, that my people have targets on our backs, often from those aforementioned lunatics, (and their ilk,) and that it felt a tad uncomfortable to out out myself as a Jew so publicly.
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    Nikon Rumors

  • New Low price: grey market Nikon D750 camera for $1,600

    [NR] admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:55 pm
    The Nikon D750 camera (gray market) is now listed for $1,599.99 on eBay (regular: $2,296.95) - this is a new low price for that model. In case you are wondering: several readers have already contacted Nikon USA and confirmed that they will service gray market D750 cameras for the reflection/flare issue (just like they serviced grey marked D600 cameras for the oil spot problem). FYI: new Nikon D600 is now selling for $1,349.95 on eBay, the D610 goes for even less - current prices are around $1,260-$1,290 (all grey market). Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot…
  • Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD lens price announced, available for pre-order

    [NR] admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    The US price for the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD (model A012) full frame lens was announced today: $1,199.00. Adorama is currently taking pre-orders for the Nikon version (update: the lens is also now available at B&H). Additional information on the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD lens: Specifications Model A012 Focal Length 15-30mm Maximum Aperture F/2.8 Angle of View (diagonal) 110° 32'–71°35' (for full frame format) 85°51'–49°53' (for APS-C format) Lens Construction 18 elements in 13 groups Minimum Focus Distance 11in. (0.28m) Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:5 Filter…
  • Why I think the rumored Nikon firmware update program is legit

    [NR] admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:35 am
    Two weeks ago I posted online a leaked Nikon USA press release about a new “I AM ADVANCING” program for Nikon DSLR owners where photographers will be able to download advanced firmware updates and add new functionality to their cameras. The official announcement was supposed to be on January 19th but it did not happen. Here are the reasons why I think the press release is legit: The leaked text was obviously received from an email with an IP address (66.11.133.41) that can be geo-traced to the Nikon office in Melville, NY. The email server is also listed as srvmailbox1.nikonimaging.net.
  • “I am different”: new series of videos on Nikon photographers by The Telegraph

    [NR] admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    As a part of the "I Am Different" campaign, The Telegraph has been publishing a series of videos on Nikon photographers and their art of taking pictures: Nikon photographer David Gilliver on his spectacular light paintings (read article): Nikon photographer Tom Miles on his obstacle course action shots (read article): Dylan Thomas talks about Crash Series (read article): Nikon photographer Rosaline Shahnavaz reveals her creative process (read article): Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and…
  • The latest Nikon patents: 1 Nikkor 9-30mm f/1.8-2.8, “build your own lens” and an adapter with a lens shutter

    [NR] admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    Nikon filed a patent in Japan for a fast zoom for Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras: 1 Nikkor 9-30mm f/1.8-2.8. Another interesting Nikon patent is for a "do-it-yourself" modular lens - you can pick the needed pieces from a pre-defined set and build your own Nikkor lens: pre-defined lens set several pieces from the set can be attached to each other and build a "custom" lens Different lens combinations and attachment methods were described in the patent: The third patent for today is a mount adapter with a built-in lens shutter: Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be…
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    Canon Rumors

  • 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]

    Canon Rumors
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:09 am
    We’ve heard a few times that there are going to be 2 version of the upcoming high megapixel camera, one with a low pass filter and the other without.  Nothing has changed on that front, as we continue to hear that will be the case. We’ve been told a few times that this is coming in the first half of 2015, now we’re hearing the cameras will be announced in March. So by the sounds of things, don’t expect anything high megapixel related at CP+ in Japan next month. cr
  • Price Drops on the Canon Cinema EOS C100

    Canon Rumors
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:40 pm
    The original Canon EOS C100, which has been replaced with a Mark II version has been reduced in price by $1000. Canon EOS C100 Body $3999 | Canon EOS C100 w/Dual Pixel AF $4499 cr
  • Canon U.S.A. Celebrates The Creativity Of Indie Filmmakers As A Returning Sponsor Of The 2015 Sundance Film Festival

    Canon Rumors
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:35 am
    MELVILLE, N.Y., January 22, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the company will return as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival (January 22 – February 1, 2015). Nestled in the mountains of Park City, Utah, the Sundance Film Festival celebrates the best of independent film; as part of the Festival sponsorship, Canon will offer a special slate of programming dedicated to the filmmakers who push creative boundaries behind the camera. Canon is pleased to share that at least 52 of the 188 films premiering at this…
  • Global Shutter Coming to Canon DSLRs? [CR1]

    Canon Rumors
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    We’re told that Canon is working on using a global shutter for the upcoming replacement of the Canon EOS-1D X. The hope is to get the camera to shoot at 30fps for still images, which would require a lot of upgrades and new technologies such as CFast. What is a global shutter? (From Red) “A global shutter controls incoming light to all photosites simultaneously. At any given point in time, all photosites are therefore either equally closed or equally open. A global shutter can work either by abruptly exposing and then obstructing all photosites at once, in which case it can be…
  • Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC Coming End of Month

    Canon Rumors
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:23 am
    Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, announces the release of a groundbreaking F/2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. Since 2012, Tamron has been expanding its lineup of interchangeable lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras. The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007) was the world’s first F/2.8 high-speed standard zoom lens to include image stabilization, followed by the development of the unique SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009), SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model…
 
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    Digital Photography School

  • Understanding the Basic Sliders in Adobe Camera Raw

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    In this short video tutorial by Tuts+ you can get a quick overview of how the basic sliders work in Adobe Camera Raw. It has a great demonstration using a white to black grayscale image which shows what each slider does, and which parts of your image each are affecting. There is also a good indicator of why you want to be shooting RAW format instead of JPG, showing the same corrections done on both formats and the difference the the larger RAW file makes. Enjoy the video: For more Photoshop tips check out our post-processing section. The Basic sliders in Lightroom do pretty much the same…
  • 6 Steps to Growing Your Photography Business Using a Recommended Vendors List

    Scott Wyden Kivowitz
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this article I talk about a technique used in all types of business, but of course will relate it to photography. To make it easy to understand, I am going to discuss the technique specifically for wedding photographers. But it is important to know that the technique you will learn in this article can work for any type of photography niche or genre. Utilizing a business partner vendor list to grow your business How so? By creating something of value to offer website visitors, which will in turn get them to give you their name and email address. When someone offers you contact information…
  • Kupo Grip Master C-Stand Review

    Sime
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    I’ve been using studio lights for a couple of years now, I’ve used a few different brands with all sorts of different modifiers, from the basic softboxes that your less expensive lighting kits might come with, to my current favourite, the 2 meter Octa from Studio-Flash.com. The one consistency with bundled lighting kits is that they mostly all come with a set of lightweight stands that, for the most part, are great and will certainly do what you need them to do when you’re starting out and they’ll get you a long way with clever use of sandbags and counterweights. But…
  • Basic Portrait Processing in Lightroom

    Simon Ringsmuth
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Over the past few years I have learned a great deal about doing portraits, especially of young kids. I think it’s because I get so much enjoyment out of these types of shoots that I end up doing them more, though at some point it hardly seems fair because I wonder if I’m having more fun than the children whose pictures I am taking. While each session is unique, I have developed my own style (which, in many ways, will always be a work in progress as I continue to learn new things) when it comes to both the shooting and editing process, and I thought it might help those who are new…
  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Dance

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Earlier I shared a bunch of elegant images of the world of dance. Dance is an art form just like photography. It take discipline and endurance to be a dancer. Can you relate as a photographer? Each is a passion, something which needs practice to perfect. Dance is picturesque and often is partnered with photography as the are symbiotic – they work well together. By Michael Dunn Weekly photography challenge – dance Now it’s your turn. Do you know a dancer? Can you approach the local dance school to offer to take some photos for them? Maybe even something less formal like your…
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    1001 Noisy Cameras

  • New Cameras and Lenses in 2015 (only serious or interesting)

    1001nc
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:33 pm
    This reference post is a summary of new cameras and lenses, featuring only serious and/or interesting products (judgment call; please feel free to make a case for/against specific products). Unlike before, this will NOT cover every single freaking camera squirted out of a marketing department’s twisted pretzel logic The exact format will develop over time as very few new products have been announced so far in 2015. Latest Update: Jan 22 at 8:07pm ET: new Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 SLR lens for $1200 New Cameras in 2015 + JAN-19 [MIRR]: Panasonic GF7 (16mp M43, w/12-32 f3.5-5.6, $600) + JAN-15…
  • Five Good Deals (an on-going Latest Deals Summary)

    1001nc
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:41 pm
    This Five Good Deals perma-post is a summary of the latest deals for people checking intermittently (bookmark with the permalink). On the other hand, if you are interested in the latest and time-sensitive deals as they happen, the place to check remains the Camera Deals blog with its full-text RSS feed. Latest Update: Jan 24 at 2:20pm ET + Olympus XZ-2 compact with RAW for $215 at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2; ships Jan 30) + good for items that are priced the same at all retailers or rarely discounted + at BuyDig, must pay with VISA Checkout + $15 OFF Orders of $100 or more with Visa…
  • Latest Updates (from Twitter)

    1001nc
    4 Jan 2015 | 9:55 pm
    You can find our latest Twitter updates right here or go directly to the @1001noisycamera Twitter account where I struggle to fit everything into 140 characters. Tweets by @1001noisycamera
  • Camera Price Charts Episode IV: Serious Fixed Lens Cameras

    1001nc
    31 Dec 2014 | 5:42 pm
    With 2014 just barely holding on to dear life before it disappears into the history books, we have Episode IV in our Camera Price Charts mini-series, focusing on Serious Fixed Lens cameras, with Prime or Zoom lenses. This covers many but not all cameras with RAW (there are many and more these days, even a few cameraphones support RAW one way or another). In Part #1, we looked at the prices of 35mm Full Frame Cameras. In Episode II, we stopped down to APS-C DSLRs, while in Episode III, we threw away the mirrors for a look at Mirrorless Camera prices. To see the charts at a bigger size, “View…
  • Camera Price Charts Episode III: The Mirrorless Menace

    1001nc
    30 Dec 2014 | 10:58 pm
    In Episode I of this late 2014 Camera Price Charts mini-series, we took a look at the 35mm Full Frame Cameras. In Episode II, we focused on APS-C DSLRs. In this episode, Episode III, we focus on the wild world of Mirrorless cameras. To see the charts at a bigger size, “View Image” in browser. Methodologie The prices are a consensus price between B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama as of December 30 in 2014. These are new condition with USA warranty prices, from authorized dealers (iffy and unauthorized dealers selling at Amazon are ignored). In the first and second charts, prices are…
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    Photo Business News & Forum

  • The Liability of Bartering for Photographic Services

    John Harrington
    2 Jan 2015 | 5:49 pm
    If I were Shantanu Starick I would be a bit worried about the taxing authorities in my home country right about now. Starick achieved a degree of notoriety for the two years he set as a goal to spend zero actual currency, and instead exchanges his photographic services for good and services in return, hoping to visit all 7 continents. So far? 5 out of 7. One BIG problem? EVERY good and service he received is taxable, and he must pay taxes on them at their fair market value. It gets worse in that he's travelled to several different continents doing this, all of which have taxing authorities…
  • The Pathetic and Paltry Time Magazine Assignment Rate & Rights Grabs

    John Harrington
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:30 am
    What's good for the goose is clearly not good for the gander. "Purchase" is not "license." According to Time's own website (here) " We license Time Inc.’s peerless content, brands and products to partners in new businesses and emerging markets." DEFINITION: Peerless adjective1. having no equal; matchless; unrivaled. Synonyms:unmatched, unequaled; unique, unsurpassed. * source: Peerless, at Dictionary.com Yet, that "peerless content" which Time wants contributors to produce is not something that they are purchasing like a computer or plane ticket. The software they pay a fee to license from…
  • Dumb Hookers and Photographers

    John Harrington
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
    How much money are you losing when you're not paid when the services are rendered, or even on time?There's an old saying: "even the dumbest hooker knows they get paid up-front." Setting aside the disparagement some of the purveyors of the oldest profession in the world, the sentiment of being paid up-front is obviously a time-honed position. Consider this - A common credit card has a 17% interest rate on charges. Why Interest?Q: Why do people charge an interest rate? A: It's "the cost of money." The concept is - if a financial institution loans you money to buy a house, they're not able to…
  • 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…
 
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    Digital ProTalk

  • The Biggest and Best Photo Convention In The Midwest! PhotoPro Expo 2015

    David Ziser
    3 Jan 2015 | 10:14 am
    Good Morning Everybody, Things have been crazy as usual around the Ziser home front/studio after all of our travels this past fall.  I’m still wanting to update everyone with from our travels  but time sure seems to be in short supply. Sound familiar to anyone else?  PhotoPro Expo 2015 Right Around The Corner One of the reasons is the fact that PhotoPro Expo 2015 kicks off in just a few more weeks – January 22 – 26, 2015. And…. We’ve been hustling our “you know what's “ off for the last few months pulling together all the details to make this year’s show…
  • ”Gentle Souls”

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

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

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

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

  • Best Photography Blogs to Check Out

    Paul Escott
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:04 pm
    There is always more than meets the eye when it comes to photography. You can never be quite sure if other people will understand you or your work as deeply as you do. However, when people do understand, that is when you can finally call yourself a great photographer. In order to make your story heard through your photographs, here are some of the best photography blogs that you need to check out. These blogs have it all: tips and tricks on photography and technique, reviews for different photography gears and also what gear is suitable for your needs, works and projects of different…
  • 10 Famous Portrait Photographers You Need to Know About

    Paul Escott
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Human imagination is not always as limitless as we would like so sometimes, the best way to create something unique is by checking out other people’s work. There are no shortcuts when it comes to photography, you need to work hard and practice as much as you can if you want to reach perfection. Portrait photography is not about snapping pictures randomly and see if you managed to get a good picture, it’s about capturing the moment, about bonding with the subject of the photo and surprise real emotion. For your daily dose of inspiration, here are some of the famous Portrait Photographers…
  • 3 Useful Online Photography Courses for Beginners

    Paul Escott
    24 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    So, you’re new to digital photography and you would like some help to navigate through your new chosen path? That’s a wise move, we believe, because no matter how talented one is, one always needs some formal (or informal) education to help shape their talent and skills, to learn about the trade and to be meet other like-minded people. When it comes to photography, there is always something new or old to learn about, techniques that simply need to be mastered and cameras that need to be understood. That is why we’ve got some of the best online photography courses for beginners that will…
  • 20 Breathtaking Black and White Pictures from the Past

    Paul Escott
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:11 pm
    In this day and age, when technology is advancing at the speed of light, we take photography for granted too often. In the good old days, when one would prepare for a whole day to have their photograph taken, photography was almost magical. A picture really was worth a thousand words. Today, with the help of smartphones, Photoshop and state-of-the art cameras, pretty much everyone in first world countries is a photographer. But the charm of the past still lingers, so today, we’re going to take a look at some amazing, cool and breathtaking black and white pictures from the past. Sophia Loren…
  • 10 Great Gifts for Photographers this Holiday Season

    Paul Escott
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    You plan on buying a cool gift for a photographer and you have no idea what to get them? Maybe you don’t know them that well, or if you do, you have no clue about photography and what would make a good gift? Well, you’ve come to the right place, because today we have 10 great gift ideas that any photographer would love to receive this Holiday season. We’ve made it really easy for you to purchase the items, as we’ve linked them to Amazon, so all you need to do is decide on something and follow the link.  Here are 10 great gifts for photographers this Christmas. 10. Macro Extension…
 
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    Camera Hacker: Forums

  • Sony DCR-HC38 Driver

    25 Jan 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Please, can you send me the software and drivers of sony dcr hc38 to use wit windows 7? I need rec the mini DV in digital file Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • software disc for vivitar vivicam 55

    25 Jan 2015 | 12:14 pm
    i lost my cd moving and tried to find one online but it is an a foreign language so, therefore i still need help finding a program in english.please it will gla . . . Category: Digital Camera: Vivitar
  • Error Code C:31:40

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:37 am
    SMACK SMACK SMACK .....IT DOES IT ALL SMACK SMACK SMACK .....IT DOES IT ALL SMACK SMACK SMACK .....IT DOES IT ALL SMACK SMACK SMACK .....IT DOES IT ALL SMAC . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • Can't get rid of "turn the power off and on again"

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:16 pm
    This is a really old string, but I just had the identical problem and tried hitting the camera on my palm, no luck. So I tried hitting it on my desk (calendar . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • DCR-TRV22 will not close with cassette

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:41 pm
    I have a Sony DCR-TRV22 camcorder. It will no longer close and lock in place with a cassette in the unit. When I push down gently on the right side of the cas . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
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    LetsGoDigital English Edition

  • Nintendo 3DS XL game system

    25 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    Nintendo 3DS XL portable gaming system : During a Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo announced that the New Nintendo 3DS XL system will launch in the U.S. on Feb. 13 at a suggested retail price of $199.99. New Nintendo 3DS XL offers a number of new enhancements designed to offer the smoothest and most engrossing portable gaming possible. New Nintendo 3DS XL features a wider range of controls with the addition of a C Stick and ZL/ZR buttons, super-stable 3D via face-tracking technology and built-in NFC functionality that allows for communication with amiibo figures. The three stand-alone…
  • Incipio Mobile Accessories

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    Incipio Mobile Accessories announces Licensing Agreement : Incipio, the leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning mobile device accessories and technology, announced a multi-territory, multi-year licensing agreement with Burton Snowboards, the world’s leading snowboarding company, to produce a range of mobile device accessories. This agreement allows Incipio to manage the manufacturing and distribution of Burton’s mobile device accessory offering, including premium cases, portable charging solutions, and speakers, which will all feature seasonal prints and signature designs from…
  • Smartwatch Video Messaging

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:20 am
    Glide Smartwatch Video Messaging app : Glide, the Israeli start-up whose popular live video messaging app makes video chat incredibly fast and easy, recently displayed the first prototype showcasing the future of video communications on a smartwatch. Through a live demonstration at the 2015 International CES, Glide illustrated how video messaging on a smartwatch will change the way people communicate with friends, family and co-workers. Running a custom version of the Glide app on a pre-release Android smartwatch, complete with a front-facing camera, microphone, speaker, and both 3G and Wi-Fi…
  • Pioneer Professional Headphones

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:40 am
    Pioneer Professional Studio Headphones : Pioneer Professional Sound and Visual Division introduced the Pioneer HRM-7 studio headphones intended for home and private studio listening, providing excellent audio reproduction with maximum comfort. Pioneer’s latest studio headphones incorporate a newly developed HD driver suited for high-resolution audio sources and capable of reproducing frequencies up to 40 kHz. Its dual chamber bass reflex enclosure also helps produce lower bass response as well as provide better control for increased audio accuracy. The incorporated hybrid memory-foam ear…
  • iPhone 6 Diamond Select

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:05 am
    Lux iPhone 6 Diamond Select : Cyrus Blacksmith, the CEO of Brikk, announces the launch of the exclusive Lux iPhone 6 Diamond Select. This phone is the evolution of the Lux iPhone 6 that was launched by Brikk in July. Brikk is a luxury technology-driven brand that is rapidly redefining the meaning of opulence. The vision of CEO Cyrus Blacksmith, Brikk’s team consists of elite experts in Industrial Design, Engineering, Physics, Marketing, and Distribution. Brikk is headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices located globally. The Lux iPhone 6 Diamond Select is available finished in…
 
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    Layers Magazine

  • DF Studio

    Michael Corsentino
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:44 am
    Cloud-Based Photography Management As camera pixel counts grow, frame rates get faster, storage needs balloon, and photographic workflow becomes increasingly mobile in nature, the nagging question of how to implement the best asset management solution persists. Along with changing delivery methods, sizes, formats, and client expectations, our asset management needs and requirements are also growing and changing. Providing access to your images anywhere, anytime, the cloud-based storage and photographic workflow service DF Studio offers an affordable, one-stop solution for online asset…
  • Removing Unwanted Objects in Photoshop CC

    Daniel Bryant
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    There are many ways to remove unwanted objects in Photoshop, and the method you choose depends on the job at hand. In this tutorial, Daniel covers using the Clone Stamp, Spot Healing Brush, and Patch tools, plus Content-Aware Fill to remove logos on a skater’s shirt and helmet, as well as a distraction in the background.
  • Sunbounce Cage

    Michael Corsentino
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Portable Daylight Studio Sunbounce has long been providing innovative solutions for photographers looking for ways to control and shape natural light. Known for their portability, exceptional build quality, and purpose-driven design, Sunbounce has hit another home run with Cage. Designed in close collaboration with top photographer Greg Gorman, Cage allows anyone to create professional-quality studio lighting using natural light in the great outdoors. That’s right, a mobile natural light studio that you can take with you and set up anywhere you need it. The lightweight 8x8x8′ aluminum…
  • Capture One Pro 8

    Erik Vlietinck
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    Professional RAW Converter It was by no means a slow application, but version 8 of Capture One Pro has been updated with a new processing engine. I got my hands on a fresh copy and found several improvements that make it the choice of the professional, starting with its pristine, neutral demosaicing algorithm. Capture One Pro 8’s new processing engine makes for an even faster processing speed than its predecessor, even on somewhat older machines like my three-year-old iMac. But speed isn’t everything: the Capture One engineers tried harder and improved a lot of Capture One’s already…
  • Akurat Lighting LL2120hc3 V-WHITE

    Erik Vlietinck
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:19 am
    Color-Accurate Video- and Photo-Fill LED Lamp Video lights for on-camera use with a color rendering index (CRI) of 98 are hard to find, but the aluminum Akurat LL2120hc3 V-WHITE fits in the palm of your hand, provides high brightness, has excellent build quality, and two white balance settings, all at a low price. The V-WHITE video light has a CRI of 95+ (R1–R14 greater than 95, including R9 and R12; Ra=98) and a high luminous emittance. You mount the 270-g lamp on a camera or tripod with the hot-shoe adapter or the1/4″ mount, and adjust the light direction with a traditional yoke.
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    Photojojo

  • Andrew Darlow: Tail-Wagging Photo Fun with Model Pooches

    Taylor
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Some photos illicit an involuntary “awww!” from nearly everyone who views them. Andrew Darlow’s photos of motivational doggy models fall under that category. His shots of posed pups range from “that’s so adorable” to “that’s so adorable I almost can’t handle it!” We were so excited about Andrew’s photography that we just had to interview him. Click through to read his photo shoot tips and challenges, equipment and wardrobe, even fave phone apps for adding text to photos! Andrew Darlow’s Delightful Doggy Photography (...)Read the rest of…
  • Go-go GoPro Accessories

    Erin
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Go big or go home? Your GoPro is capable of both those things and so much more. You’re gonna go big and beyond with these GoPro Accessories. Four items that’ll elevate, concentrate, protect and stabilize your GoPro shots. See Photojojo’s GoPro Accessories (...)Read the rest of Go-go GoPro Accessories (0 words) © Erin for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • How To Take Awesome Instant Portraits

    Erika
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Reason #2654 why instant cameras are the coolest thing since sliced artisanal bread: portraits, baby! Keep these tricks up your sleeve next time you’re photographing your friend/nanna/cat/batman figure to give your portraits a bit of POW! Embrace instant and give your digital camera a rest, like, this instant. Learn How To Take Awesome Instant Portraits (...)Read the rest of How To Take Awesome Instant Portraits (460 words) © Erika for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • The Instax Wide 300, Big Bold Prints Instantly

    Britta
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Your bright smile and flashy style means making friends is easy, but you need a camera that can keep up. Introduce your crew to the Instax Wide 300, a smart and classy cam ready to snap pics anytime and share real prints instantly! Whether you’re out on an adventure, meeting new friends, or throwing a big ol’ party, the Instax Wide 300 will capture the moment and give you instant memories to print. Easily load your camera with film, adjust lighting on the fly, snap pics, print and share! With this fun new instant camera in tow, you’ll just…
  • Tumblr: Share Photos, Learn Lots, Make Friends

    Taylor
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Imagine a community of talented photographers who constantly inspire and encourage each other. Sounds pretty awesome, huh? Good news: it’s real! More good news: it’s on Tumblr and it has an open spot with your name on it! The growing world of photogs on Tumblr is eagerly waiting for you to come by and contribute some of your amazingness. So we’ve listed 5 ways to help you get started and make the most of your Tumblr-ful experience. 5 Ways To See and Be Seen on Tumblr  (...)Read the rest of Tumblr: Share Photos, Learn Lots, Make Friends (1,545 words) © Taylor for…
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  • baby Lennon

    emilie
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    What a wonderful treat to snuggle a brand new warm baby! Sweet Lennon is three weeks young- the first baby born on New Year's Day at Mercy Hospital- and the daughter of Tide Creative's amazing Liz. I spent a little time with baby and mama yesterday morning in their Portland home chatting about all things baby and exploring Lennon's perfectly appointed gray woodland nursery. Congratulations and welcome to motherhood, Liz; you wear it well!
  • 12 steps to preserving (and enjoying!) your personal photos

    emilie
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    Hello and Happy 2015!! If you're anything like me, you've been feeling a primitive need to purge since we bid 2014 adieu. The day after Christmas our tree was out the door and I was on the floor in each of our closets, in cabinets, drawers and bookshelves assessing what we should toss, keep, sell or donate. I likened it on my Facebook status to the middle of the night pregnancy insomnia nesting I suffered both times (speaking of, Happy 4th Birthday today to our sweet William!). Where does this come from? And why do I feel it annually after the holidays and not during the more typical "spring…
  • Willard Beach and Old Port engagement session of Maggie and Brian

    whitney
    30 Dec 2014 | 11:12 am
    "Less good-byes makes it easier," is what Brian said about his merchant marine schedule of one month on and one month off at home, compared to two weeks on and two weeks off.  A valid point, spoken like a true romantic.  Brian met Maggie in college when both of these native Mainers attended Maine Maritime Academy in Castine.  Brian is currently working out of New Orleans, so their engagement session was scheduled during his break.  They were hopeful for a snowy shoot, but instead got some wintry wind with some beautiful sun.  We all agreed, this was still enjoyable…
  • winter wedding at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Portland Club

    whitney
    30 Dec 2014 | 10:41 am
    Much of Lindsey and John's relationship has been made stronger by means of a bi-coastal engagement.  Lindsey is at University of Southern California obtaining her PhD and John works at Portside Real Estate Group whose office is in Falmouth.  The two owe their initial meeting thanks to Whole Foods Market in Portland, where they both worked at separate times.  When they actually crossed paths, Lindsey worked in the cafe and served John's coffee everyday for a month before he decided to ask her out on their first date.  Whole Foods is also a big part of her family, so…
  • anniversary trip to St. John, USVI

    emilie
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    When we toasted our 5 year wedding anniversary in April, J and I decided spur-of-the-moment to book a trip to St. John, where we were married, to celebrate at the end of the year. Reservations made, we looked forward to this tropical getaway all summer long. It was what helped keep our eyes-on-the-prize when the weeks were long and time spent together as a family seemed too infrequent.Last week was the week! Balancing illness (with an emergency trip to the island health clinic!) and the heart-breaking news of a dear friend's passing while away, we did our best to eek out a week's worth of QT…
 
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    Northlight Images Photography

  • Review - Epson SureColor SC-P600 A3+ printer

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Epson's latest A3+ pigment ink based desktop printer. A lengthy review looking at how it works, its features and how it advances high quality printing. Tested with a wide variety of papers and a lot of prints.
  • Innova Olmec papers - Pearl and metallic finishes

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Looking at three new papers from Innova that include 'metallic' finishes in the style of Kodak's Endura metallic finish paper. Tested on the SC-P600.
  • Review - Setting up the Epson SC-P600

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:16 pm
    An adjunct to our main SC-P600 review that looks at printer initial set-up and installation. Includes wireless connectivity and software installation in more detail than the main review.
  • Review - Megamast, photography from 8 metres

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:48 am
    A portable carbon fibre camera mast that takes your camera up over 8 metres (28 feet) weighs under 7kg. An initial test review looks at elevated photography, using a CamRanger to control camera and mount via an iPad.
  • Article - Testing a new fine art paper

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    After finding a large box of unbranded paper in the print room, Keith outlines his basic testing and profiling process, both for colour ICC profiling and black & white printing.
 
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    Photography Blog

  • Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Pricing Announced

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:15 am
    Tamron has announced pricing and availability for the Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD ultra-wide-angle zoom lens. Read more and comment »
  • Olympus Teases New OM-D Model for February

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Olympus has launched a new teaser campaign. Read more and comment »
  • Pentax QS-1 Review

    Amy Davies
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Pentax QS-1 is a tiny new compact system camera. Featuring a 1/1.7-inch back-illuminated CMOS sensor, the Pentax QS1 is available in 40 different colour combinations. Read our in-depth Pentax QS-1 review to find out if it can stand out from the crowd... Read the review »
  • Adobe to Release Lightroom 6 for 64-bit Operating Systems Only

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    Adobe has announced that its upcoming Photoshop Lightroom 6 release will not support 32-bit operating systems. Read more and comment »
  • ioSafe 1515+

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:10 am
    ioSafe has launched the ioSafe 1515+: a fire and water-resistant 5-bay expandable NAS powered by Synology’s DiskStation Manager OS. Read more and comment »
 
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  • Book Explores Emotional Connection with Type

    Ekwoman
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:18 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: In my quest this year to learn and care more about all aspects of typography, I've been studying why some people get so attached to—or turned off by—certain typefaces and font choices. I may never fully connect with those feelings, but I have a new tool to guide me. Sarah Hyndman's Type Taster book explores the emotional connections we (read: y'all) form with type. The 144-page book, to be released in February of this year, takes a look at how type exerts its influence on us as consumers. The limited edition will feature five different covers, each…
  • NASA Creates Retro-Futuristic Travel Posters

    Ekwoman
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: With eight new exoplanets recently discovered in the magic "Goldilocks" zone of potential habitability (not too hot, not too cold, etc) comes renewed fervor that we humans may someday colonize other planets. To celebrate that adventurous spirit, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab designed some fun retro-style travel posters. Distributed by the fictitious Exoplanet Travel Bureau, there are three designs, which are all available to download for free. The three posters depict the virtues of traveling to places with names like Kepler-186f, HD 40307g, and Kepler-16b.
  • Contest to Design a Submarine Logo

    Ekwoman
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: I have always thought it would be awesome to design a mission patch for NASA, knowing that your creation would be plastered on items that will go to space!! Short of that pipe dream, designing the winning crest for a new submarine would be pretty cool, too! The USS Colorado is a new submarine in the US Navy and the ship's commissioning committee is holding a contest for the crest's creation. The crest—akin to a logo—will appear on uniform patches, plaques on the ship, and other places throughout the Virginia class submarine. The contest is already open,…
  • A Portable Solution for When Inspiration Strikes

    Ekwoman
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: In this connected world populated by the digerati, it's a little surprising when a product appears that invites us to take a step back towards simplicity. Already funded via Kickstarter with mere days to go, the Betabook is one such product. The idea is simple: a portable whiteboard. Its creators saw a need for a tool that would let you focus on your inspiration and creativity, free from digital distractions. I've often needed to jot something down, instinctively reached for my iPhone, and almost immediately been swept up in emails, Facebook, and Twitter…
  • Adobe Updates Mobile Creation Apps

    Ekwoman
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Adobe presented users of two of its mobile apps a year-end gift in the form of updates. Both Photoshop Sketch and Illustrator Line saw new features and improvements in late December. The free updates make the apps compatible with additional styluses—including Pencil by FiftyThree and Wacom's Intuos Creative Stylus 1 and 2 and the new Bamboo Stylus Fineline. The Pencil stylus adds the convenience of palm rejection for more natural drawing hand position and brings "flip to erase" capability (known in the old days as simply "erasing"). The Wacom styluses…
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    Dr.Ozdi

  • Chladná řeka Mumlava / Chilly Mumlava river

    18 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Snad se zima ještě letos vrátí, mám s ní ještě spoustu plánů. Perhaps, the winter will return this season, I have a lot of plans.
  • Fuji X-T1 Wired Remote Release for bulb mode - home made, $3 only

    5 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Vždycky jsem toužil vymyslet něco malého s obrovským významem. Něco jako Krakatit Karla Čapka. Věřili byste tomu?Tak tady to máte: :-) I have always wanted to discover something small with huge value. Something like Krakatit from novelist Karel Capek.Do you believe me?So, here you have it: :-) Fujifilm X-T1 dokáže fotit v režimu BULB. Otočí se voličem a pak už jen stačí držet spoušť na fotoaparátu po celou dobu expozice. To mi asi upadne prst a ještě budu mít rozmazanou fotku. Nebo lze expozici řídit drátěnou dálkovou spouští. Je vícero variant,…
  • pf2015

    31 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Přeji Vám do nového roku dostatek energie si jej užít ! I wish You for the New Year enough energy to enjoy it !
  • Nejistá sezóna / The unsteady season

    29 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Ve Starých Splavech zbourali hlavní výpusť Máchova jezera a hladina klesla o cca 1,5m. In Stare Splavy demolished the main drain of Machovo lake and level has dropped down about 1.5m. The molo of paddle boats for rent.
  • Něco krásného / A something beautiful

    23 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Ať dnes pod stromečkem najdete něco krásného.A Evám a Adamům všechno nej ! ;-) Wish you beautiful a magical Christmas Eve. Kdysi jsem sepsal pár tipů Jak na noční focení v mrazech, možná se vám budou hodit...je to totiž radost.
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • Winter In New York

    Joe McNally
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    A long time ago, on 7th Avenue. I’m probably jinxing things here, because it hasn’t been too bad a winter in NY–so far. But man, I used to pray for bad weather. I was living in the city, in the Hotel Beacon, old school, back when the city was broke and the west side of Manhattan was rotting right there along with all the unpicked up garbage. My room cost $210 a month, inc. electric. No air conditioning. Cockroaches big enough to kick ass and take names. My take home pay was $109 a week, as I remember. Things were tight. I was just out of school, and I made noise about it to…
  • Off to a Fast Start

    Joe McNally
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:27 am
    The year, that is. The facts of the calendar. The pace. Not me, really. I haven’t accelerated at all. In fact, I might have lost a gear along the way. It’s barely mid-January, and I’m already in danger of being left behind. That’s nothing new. As I showed in my last blog, had a blast at the end of December shooting underwater production for a Kelby class. During that same visit to Tampa, I also shot a light shaping class. Definitely fun. The below was shot with an Acute 2400ws unit outside this abandoned warehouse, some strategically placed holes in the wall, a smoke…
  • A Gift at the End of the Year…

    Joe McNally
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:54 am
    Everybody’s got a bucket list, or something akin to it, I imagine. Photographer’s bucket lists are most likely pretty extensive. It’s not average, almost certainly. (That’s a presumption that any “average” bucket list exists, which is most likely not the case.) But, I guess what I’m saying is that a photog’s list is not just, “I wanna climb Everest!” It’s, “I wanna climb Everest and carry a drone up there and make aerials of the top!” “I wanna meet JLo!” Not enough, perhaps. “I wanna meet JLo and photograph her for the cover of Vogue!” Obviously, there…
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All!

    Joe McNally
    24 Dec 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Into the woods! Fog and rain by us this Christmas. Not at all like the day below, when I made the shot below, of my kids, years ago, just in from the snow. Saw both of them today, all grown up. So much to be thankful for. Home with Annie, made it through another year of making pictures. Best to all for the holidays and the new year. Much to be thankful for, much to look forward to. All best, and, as always, more tk…. The post Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All! appeared first on Joe McNally's Blog.
  • Last Minute Shoppers!

    Joe McNally
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    The malls are jamming. The roads are a mess. Storms are brewing. Shopping with a click and a download sounds good. To wit, we are re-upping our Black Friday deal on Language of Light, Vol. 1 and 2, download versions only. Specs below. Sale lasts until 12/24/14, midnight, EST. First step. Select which version you’d like and Hit  “ADD TO ORDER” Next, copy and paste the COUPON CODE in the UPDATE COUPON box and hit enter. Once you enter the coupon code you will automatically get the sale price. That’s it! Language of Light Download- Volumes 1 & 2 (Combo Set)…
 
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    DIYPhotography

  • WHAT PHOTOGRAPHERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NIKE BEING SUED FOR STEALING THE AIR JORDAN LOGO

    Liron Samuels
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
    If you’ve been following the sports, economic or photography news, you’ve probably heard about the photographer suing Nike for violating the copyright of one of his Michael Jordan images, while creating the famous shoes and athletic clothing brand. Obviously the lawsuit made headlines due to it involving one of the most powerful sports brands and [...] The post WHAT PHOTOGRAPHERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NIKE BEING SUED FOR STEALING THE AIR JORDAN LOGO appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • How To Build Your Own 3D Stereo Camera

    Paul Richters
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    If you ever thought about taking 3D photos or video you are going to love this tutorial. It is based around the oldish Ricoh GX8, but you can adapt it to any camera you desire, as long as you can trigger them remotely. The general idea is quite simple, and here is the outline for [...] The post How To Build Your Own 3D Stereo Camera appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • The Ultimate DIY Photography Editing Table

    Udi Tirosh
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:17 am
    If you spend a lot of time at your desk editing photos you know how crucial a comfortable desk is. No cable clutter… easy storage… and it definitely has to look nice. Photographer Tom Barnes (who build this on location workstation too), made a table to fit his needs not only as a photographer, but [...] The post The Ultimate DIY Photography Editing Table appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • The Ultimate 365 Project Guide Part III

    Marius Vieth
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:14 am
    It’s time for Part III of the Ultimate 365 Project Guide! The second part covered the golden rules, how to turn failure into success and why the battle royale of your own photos helps you improve in the long term. Part III Revolves Around The Most Important Ingredient Of Your 365 Project: Motivation. So you set [...] The post The Ultimate 365 Project Guide Part III appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • I Am Beautiful: Photographers From Around The World Offer Free Photoshoots To Bullied Youth

    Tiffany Mueller
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:08 am
    Though Tiffany Moon is a relative newcomer to the world of photography, the now professional photographer from South Carolina is making headlines around the world after spearheading a project aimed to help children that are victims of bullies. Her project, “I Am Beautiful“, stems from the trials of her own childhood, when Moon says she was [...] The post I Am Beautiful: Photographers From Around The World Offer Free Photoshoots To Bullied Youth appeared first on DIY Photography.
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    Photographers' Lounge

  • Featured: 'Rwanda' by Broddan

    Broddan
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:54 am
    Hi all! I have visited the beautiful country of Rwanda. Here are some pictures I took on my trip. :smile::smile::smile: /Daniel Rwanda-733.jpg by daniel_brodin, on Flickr Rwanda-75.jpg by daniel_brodin, on Flickr Rwanda-745.jpg by daniel_brodin, on Flickr Rwanda-816.jpg by daniel_brodin, on Flickr Rwanda-794.jpg by daniel_brodin, on Flickr
  • Featured: 'The agony and ecstasy of the DP2 Merrill' by lattiboy

    lattiboy
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:03 am
    (Hilariously, I forgot about my similar post on the DP1 from almost FOUR YEARS AGO!) I finally gave in and got a DP2M. I did the usual "take pictures of your pets and loved ones until they want to murder you" the first day I had it. Using a bounce flash I got some incredible pictures of my annoyed wife and confused dog! Really top-notch, groundbreaking stuff! I had used both the DP1 and the DP2s a few years back. Loved, loved the output, but honestly I wasn't a patient enough photographer to deal with it at the time. We're in the middle of a terrible bout of Seattle weather. Rainy, windy,…
  • Featured: 'Into the... uh... San Diego!' by Gubrz

    Gubrz
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:31 pm
    finally got around to making my blog post of my trip to san diego this xmas - nye heres a few pics, but you can clicky da linky for more with a write up http://www.mrgubrz.com/blog/ omg, featured. now i feel the need to add more pics to the base post! lol Attached Thumbnails                     Attached Images     
  • Tutorial: Add PhotographersLounge Shortcut to Your Phone / Tablet Homescreen

    Amin Sabet
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:20 pm
    We've phased out the mobile app (no longer available in stores), and many members feel that the new version of Tapatalk is a mess. To add a link to your phone or tablet homescreen so that the site can be launched like an app, first decide which version of the site you want to use on your phone / tablet, and make a note of the URL for that site version. URL for full site version: http://www.photographerslounge.org/?styleid=-1 URL for mobile version: http://www.photographerslounge.org/?styleid=57 The next steps depend on what mobile OS you are using. For Apple devices (iPhones, iPads, iPod…
  • Featured: 'Some black and white images from Japan with the DP3M' by Boid

    Boid
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:44 pm
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    Image Sensors World

  • Rumor: Microsoft New ToF Camera

    Vladimir Koifman
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:27 am
    I was told that the strange medallion that Alex Kipman wore on his jacket during the HoloLens presentation is in fact the newest version of Microsoft ToF camera, designed in Israel:The same medallion appears in the Dallas Morning News and the Verge:
  • Omnivision Proposes Feedback to Reduce FD Voltage Swing

    Vladimir Koifman
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Omnivision patent application US20150015757 "Image sensor pixel cell readout architecture" by Trygve Willassen says "The sum of the floating diffusion voltage swing and pinning voltage typically limits the supply voltage for the active pixel sensor to a minimum of 2.5-3 Volts. However, there is a continuing demand for active pixel sensors with a supply voltage of less than 2.5-3 Volts as the demands for further miniaturization of active pixel sensors increase." So, the proposal is to reduce the FD swing by a capacitive feedback through Cfb 116:
  • Reports: Microsoft AR HoloLens Controlled by 4 Cameras

    Vladimir Koifman
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Microsoft presents a augmented reality HoloLens headset mixing the real world with computer data, featuring in a Youtube video:Another Youtube video shows Microsoft HoloLens demo driven by gesture control:Engadget says "There are at least four cameras or sensors on the front of the HoloLens prototype." Mashable writes "Based on a quick look at the headset, it appears to have four front-facing cameras that could be used to detect the positions of the user's hands as she interacts with holographic objects."Another Mashable article says "The augmented-reality headgear is full of sensors, but the…
  • Leap Motion CTO on Future Human-Machine Interfaces

    Vladimir Koifman
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    David Holz, Leap Motion CTO, presents his vision on future human-machine interaction in this Youtube video:
  • Image Sensors London Conference

    Vladimir Koifman
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Image Sensor conference to be held on March 17-19, 2015 in London, UK, has published its final agenda:Workshop – If you can’t make it global, then let the shutter roll!Dr Albert Theuwissen, Founder, Harvest ImagingThis workshop will deal with needs, advantages, disadvantages and characteristics of several shutter that are being used with CMOS image sensors. Most devices on the market do have a rolling shutter, but there is a need to have a global shutter like it was the case for CCDs.Fast moving objects in the scene do deform when read out in rolling shutter mode. But switching from a…
 
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    Visual Realia

  • "Inside Hanover" Event - May 2, 2015

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

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

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

    visualrealia
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:41 pm
    If you're an Instagram fan, feel free to follow Visual Realia as user visualrealia. http://instagram.com/visualrealia Many of the posts are food related, often being intermediate steps in making new or interesting recipes. Artist Copyright - All works of art within this web site are protected under U.S. copyright laws and international conventions. No portion of the artist's works or statements may be used, downloaded, reproduced using any means, copied, or transferred electronically, without prior written permission from the artist. Tags: instagramsocial mediaphotographyfood
  • ACAC Artist Spotlight

    visualrealia
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Thanks to Lisa from Cadigan Creative for writing the very nice post on some of my photography work on the Adams County Arts Council blog. The piece particulalry focuses on my macro liquid and ice works. Click here to read the post. Artist Copyright - All works of art within this web site are protected under U.S. copyright laws and international conventions. No portion of the artist's works or statements may be used, downloaded, reproduced using any means, copied, or transferred electronically, without prior written permission from the artist. Tags: artphotographyAdams County Arts…
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • We Have Our Book Giveaway Winners!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:41 pm
    A big congrats to these fine folks who won a copy of Jay’s new brilliant new book, “Light, Gesture & Color” (That’s Jay and me at Photo Plus Expo back in November during the book launch). If you didn’t win, you can still pick up Jay’s book at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. > Robert McClymond > Chris Helms > Lisa Hall > Carrie Cleghorn > James Kuhn Winners: My assistant Lynn Miller will be contacting you directly to get your shipping details. Congrats, and thanks to everybody who entered (and thanks to everybody who included a nice comment…
  • When Lightroom’s “Shadows” Slider Isn’t Enough…

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:42 am
    This isn’t one of those tips that you’re going to use every day, but when you need it, it’s really an image-saver. It’s about bringing out shadow detail in a big way using a workaround that does take a few steps, but it’s super easy (after it all goes faster than you’d think). Here’s what we’re doing:   STEP ONE: Here’s the original image. The area in the foreground is pretty dark, so to open up that area, we reach for the Shadows slider. STEP TWO: Here I cranked the Shadows slider all the way to +100, and it helped a little bit, but…
  • Highlight Warnings in Lightroom: Viewer Mail

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Hey everyone – RC here.  We are all so excited that you guys are digging the direction of where we are going with Lightroom Killer Tips.  We also wanted to make sure that you guys know that we want this to be a resource for -you-.  If we can help in any way, please make sure you let us know.  Send us a tweet, comment on a page.  Every comment gets read here, and we can try to get to them in posts as we go along. To that, I wanted to answer a quick question on Highlight warning.  Gwen asks: “I know that in my camera I see blinking red when I shoot something that is…
  • Getting the most out of your Adjustment Brush

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    If you feel like your adjustment brush is a little clunky, then you may want to take a look at adjusting your Flow and Density settings. Here is an image I took of my friend David Carr playing drums for his band Third Day. I want to be able to lighten up his face just a bit and tone down the background to focus more on him. First step we usually take is to zoom in on his face and pick the adjustment brush. Set the exposure up to a reasonable setting and start painting. It will brighten him up, but it looks a tad over-edited especially on the shoulder and cheek. My default reaction would be to…
  • A Quick (but very powerful) Adjustment Brush Tip

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:07 am
    If you are familiar with Photoshop’s “Fade” feature, then you’re going to love this tip because Lightroom lets you do something very similar when you use the Adjustment Brush — it lets you change the overall strength of your entire adjustment after the face (this will make more sense in just a moment). Here’s our original image, and I wanted to brighten up the yellow building on the left, and the red and orange buildings (and the white/gray wall to the left of it) as well, so I increased the Exposure, the contrast, pulled back the highlights, increased the…
 
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    Photoinduced.com

  • CES 2015 Notes: Sometimes, you need perspective

    Damon
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Yes, Photoinduced is all about the image. Sometimes I’d like to share things about the tech world that could affect you down the line. Or give you a viewpoint about the industry that the photo world deals with in different capacity than a PhotoKina or PhotoPlus East. So I go to CES in Las Vegas […]
  • What’s In The Bag? Katy Winn, Fashion Week Photographer, Shares Gold

    Damon
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:03 pm
    It’s been a few years since I’ve met with with Katy Winn, and she shared “What’s in Her Bag”. It’s always a good lesson to see what a working photographer uses to get the job done. Not about endorsements, freebies, or the latest gear that gets written up. It’s about what works. And works. and […]
  • Camera Firmware updates – The Upgrade Variety

    Damon
    18 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    It’s about time. How can you extend the life of your digital camera, and not get stuck in the “computer with lens” upgrade costs? Many companies offer firmware upgrades that will fix problems, and give very minor new features. (Do many of you even do the upgrade?) Fuji released a 27 point firmware upgrade to […]
  • Dude! Where’s My Gear ?? Real World Reviews of Tracker Tags

    Damon
    11 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    You may to go to a shoot where you won’t have your camera bag with you at all times. Trade shows, Weddings, Events. Or in my recent experience flying back from CES, having Jet Blue insist on checking your camera bag, although it was promised to be hand checked and meeting me at the gate […]
  • Nikon Starts the New Year Off with Something for Everyone

    Damon
    5 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Today, Nikon Inc. announced its latest DX-format DSLR, the Nikon D5500, that offers a built-in Wi-Fi connectivity a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF), like the D800E, and a new 3.2-inch Vari-angle touch operation LCD display. The removal of the sensor’s OLPF allows for an impressive level of detail and sharpness from […]
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    The Imaging Buffet

  • A Photo From the Jersey Shore with Commentary by Digital Photo Academy Instructor Bill Blanchard

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

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

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:11 am
    Last month, we started highlighting images, tips and insights from instructors at Digital Photo Academy (DPA). This month, we’re highlighting an image from Photographer Don Peters, one of the 100+ instructors at DPA. Don is based in Chicago as well as Orlando (generally during the winter months). This photo definitely reminds me of the colors I often see when visiting the amazing theme parks located in and around Orlando. photo © Donald Peters, All Rights Reserved (click for a larger version) “My mantra, in my Composition in the Field Classes for DPA, is to look for color, shape,…
  • A Winter Image and Inspirational Thoughts by Photographer and Digital Photo Academy Instructor Frank Siteman

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

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

  • Henrik and Ria’s Wedding

    Lisa
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:36 am
    Starting 2015 on this blog with Henrik and Ria’s crazy fun wedding. You might remember them from their Hong Kong engagement shoot last year. Been looking forward to this wedding for a long time, and boy, it did not disappoint. Ria is so warm, friendly, and genuinely nice, it’s hard not to love her off the bat. And she is one of the chillest brides we have ever had. Jeff and I have been shooting weddings for six years now. We’ve come a long way from me crying at every single wedding we shoot because I got carried away by all the emotions in the room. Hahaha. But I teared up…
  • Isabelle

    Lisa
    23 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
    I always say that more than just pretty pictures, I want grit, honesty, and rawness. Photographs that make me look twice, not to marvel at how elaborately they were orchestrated, but because they were real, because I found some measure of stillness in them, and because they moved me. My husband took this portrait the other day, and I can’t get it out of my head. This was Isa hours before her wedding.
  • Mong and Mel’s Montecito, Nuvali Wedding

    Lisa
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    (a.k.a. #melxmong; #freedom; Indie Hipster Wedding of the Year) Mong and Mel have traveled all over the world standing next to each other just like this. Last November 15, they did it in slightly better clothes. Okay, maybe lots fancier. Thousands of weeping female fans on Instagram kind of shows you how well-loved Mong Alcaraz is. There’s something about him that’s so boy-next-door nice guy that charms you right off the bat, and being the guitarist for two of the biggest bands around — ChicoSci and Sandwich — really doesn’t hurt, I’m sure. But what truly…
  • Paul and Karyn’s Melbourne Engagement Shoot

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

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

  • The Rookery Building

    Jeff
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    I had a little time off and finally went on a tour of the Rookery Building in Chicago. I couldn’t tell you how many times I have walked by this building wondering what it looked like inside. I’m glad I finally took a look! Designed by Daniel Burnham and John Root, the building was completed […] The post The Rookery Building appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Jerry the Cat

    Jeff
    10 Jan 2015 | 8:38 am
    Meet Jerry the Cat. Jerry is almost 9 years old and has lived with me for almost 2 years now. Jerry the Cat greets people when they come over without fail. He doesn’t mind having his picture taken. And best of all he likes the Blackhawks! What more could you ask for? As far as […] The post Jerry the Cat appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Chicago River – South Branch

    Jeff
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:59 am
    A view of the south branch of the Chicago River on a cloudy, but pleasant evening in December. I really liked the view but wasn’t all that thrilled with the crane. Not much I can do about that though and hopefully I will make another picture like this once the construction is done on Wolf […] The post Chicago River – South Branch appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Chase Tower

    Jeff
    3 Jan 2015 | 1:25 pm
    In 1965 the Morrison Hotel was demolished, making room for this beauty. Completed in 1969, this building was originally named First National Plaza. The building was renamed Chase Tower in 2005. With a height of 850 feet, this 60 story building is the tallest in Chicago’s Loop. The Chase Tower along with it’s plaza, takes […] The post Chase Tower appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Brown Line Chicago 12/6/14

    Jeff
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:28 am
    An outgoing Brown Line train shortly after departing the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. One of the many train pictures I have made over the last month or so. It’s a lot of fun to wander around the city and I’m slowly but surely getting my act together as far as planning my route and making […] The post Brown Line Chicago 12/6/14 appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
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    Photography For Real Estate

  • PFRE January Video Contest Is Now Closed

    larry
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:44 pm
    If you haven’t submitted your video entry for the January PFRE videographer of the month contest it’s too late. The contest is now closed. I’m turning the entries over to the jurors today for consideration and voting. I’ll be announcing the results around the first of February. In the meantime, if you are interested in video […]
  • The FAA May Be Sending Threatening Letters To Real Estate Photographers

    larry
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:49 pm
    A reader, that has UAV video and photos on his website, sent me this last week: I randomly got this email last week and thought I’d send it your way (they filled out a contact form on my website). I pressed a little harder to see who this person was and why they emailed me, […]
  • The Purpose Of Real Estate Photos Is NOT To Sell Property

    larry
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:52 pm
    This is a guest post by Scott Hargis. Scott posted  a version of this a couple of days ago on the post about how many photos photographers deliver on a shoot. From my personal experience working with my wife who was a top listing agent, I think this concept is right on and is important […]
  • What’s Going On At OnOne Software?

    larry
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:10 pm
    A few weeks ago Eric said: I recently purchased perfect photo suite 9 (mostly for fine art B&W and re sizing for enlargements). They have special masking and layers programs built into this suite. Do you know if anyone used this program instead of PS for sky replacement and layers. I’d like anyone’s feedback if […]
  • How Do You Learn Composition For Interior Photography?

    larry
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    A while ago Sandy raise an excellent question: Are there any books out there that would be beneficial to learning composition techniques for RE photography? I think I could use a little help with the basics. My initial answer was no, I know of no books that talk specifically about interior photographic composition, and recommended […]
 
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    Dodge & Burn

  • The Photographer Interviews of 2014

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

    22 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    By now you may have read several lists of the "best photo books of 2014", many of which feature the same books... This is not one of those lists. The photo books listed below were chosen based on this blog's philosophy of promoting photographers of color and including diverse subject matter. I hope in 2015 this list can be twice as long.Melting Away (2014)Melting Away by Camille SeamanPrinceton Architectural Press2014, 156 pagesWhen I bought this book home my 4-year old son immediately flipped through it. His eyes widened with each stunning image, all of which inspired questions that led…
  • Photographer Interview: Nona Faustine

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

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

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

  • Flickr Friday: Bicycle

    Tatiana Criscione
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:15 am
    It’s a relaxing exercise, it’s a form of transportation, it’s a way of living. A #Bicycle can be so fun! Feeling the wind on your face while you pedal can be one of the greatest things. So join us in the bike lane! Submit your photo in the #FlickrFriday group. We’ll showcase our favorites in Flickr Blog next Friday. CC-BY photo from Ian Sane – flic.kr/p/7VmmJ4
  • Flickr Friday: The Upside Down selection

    Tatiana Criscione
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:14 am
    The theme for last week’s #FlickrFriday was #UpsideDown. And you surely turned our world around with your photos! From little kids playing to toys hanging, some animals struggling and a snowman who got turned. Even NASA joined in! Thank you for your submissions. You can have a look at all the submissions directly in our Flickr Friday group pool
  • Dad’s storybook photos inspired by son’s survival

    nicoleswink
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Adrian Murray has been on an emotional roller coaster the last year and a half: Twice he almost lost his young son to a medical disorder. When he decided to take photos of the boy to capture every moment, he discovered that he had a passion for photography. In the summer of 2013, Adrian had just moved to Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife Michelle and their 10-month-old son, Emerson. He was settling in and preparing to attend dental school when he found out that Michelle was pregnant with their second child. All seemed well until two weeks after moving, when the unexpected happened: Emerson…
  • The Photographic Journal Interview – Ryan Schude (Excerpt)

    thephotographicjournal
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Which is more fun for you, the sketches, that gestational period where you’re putting all the pieces together, or the shoot itself? They’re all so different… The preproduction is dragged out forever and allowed time to marinate. The shoot happens so quickly that it’s a whole separate type of energy, which is great for its unique intensity. My favorite part is the moment when the post–production is finished and I can just sit with the final image. The interaction with the photo itself at that point is its own experience, which is always more enjoyable to me than the actual creation…
  • Twitter Tuesday: Patterns

    Tatiana Criscione
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:03 pm
    The theme for this week’s #TwitterTuesday was #Patterns. And we truly saw how much beauty surrounds you all. The fences and the walls, the windows and the chairs in the theater. There’s a unsettling splendor in the shapes and patterns. Thank you for your submissions. Here are our favorites from all of you. To see all submissions, go directly to our Twitter Feed.
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    Michael McNett Photography

  • Making of Love Your Event 2015 Rustic Elegance Wedding Photoshoot

    Mike
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    One of the best things about all the participants in LoveYourEvent.com is that we all live, breath, sleep weddings. Beyond the business and work that goes into what all these wedding vendors do is a unrelenting passion for creating amazing and one of a kind weddings here in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Here is a behind the scenes short film from Abominable Productions that shows the making of our 2015 magazine shoot for the theme Rustic Elegance. Love Your Event 2015 Photo Shoot from Abominable Productions Abominable did an amazing job shooting this and I would also like to thank the…
  • Lehigh Valley Wedding Photography | Julie and Devon – Beginning the Wedding Album Design – Stroudsmoor

    Mike
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
    Had an appointment with Julie and Devon to get thier Wedding Album started. They had to reschedule but I was pulling up the images to prep and remembered how excited I was to start the design for the book. This wedding was shot entirely at the Stroudsmoor and the ceremony and reception were at the Terraview location. Lauren Bennet from Lauren’s Make Up Designs make an appearance in this slide show too. It was a great Halloween wedding and Ill be posting some of the album once that gets further along. for those that don’t know we do all of our own design work for the albums…
  • Lehigh Valley Wedding Photography | Trissy and Joe – Pre-Bridal and First Look

    Mike
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:04 pm
    A quick little slide show as I finish of the edits for Trissy and Joe’s Lehigh Valley wedding. More updates to follow. Especially the reception which was shot at The Events Center at Blue with DJ’s Mike and George from Gruvin’ Enterprises. Definitely check out the Father’s first look and the Bride and Grooms first touch which was shot at the grooms family farm, in this video.
  • Lehigh Valley Wedding Photography |Trissy & Joeseph – finishing up the edits today

    Mike
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
      Snek peek of Trissy and Joe’s Wedding Photography. Shot at a farm in the Lehigh Valley PA 2 out of 3 bridal shows down last one at the Hotel Bethlehem this weekend… Its one of my favorites because 1.) I love the Hotel Bethlehem and its amazing staff,  2.) I love shooting downtown Bethlehem so talking to the Hotel’s couples is always a treat. I will be working like mad today on the edits for Trissy and Joe’s wedding which was shot at the family farm (sneak peek above) and another one of my favorite locations The Events Center at Blue in Bethlehem PA. Michael…
  • Lehigh Valley Bridal Show Giveaway | Wedding Photography – Michael McNett Photography

    Mike
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:36 pm
    We don’t do the discounts and freebies often but when we do we go all out…. No nonsense straight up $1,000 towards your photographic coverage or a free album… you choose. And all you have to do is friend/follow/subscribe to us on social media…. easy right? NOW… snap a creative picture of your engagement ring. You can use filters special effects, put it in a strange location, sky is the limit the more creative the better your chances of winning are. Take this photographic masterpiece and post it in one of the listed social media sites. (Facebook, twitter,…
 
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    camera 47 : create | repeat

  • Top Photos from 2014

    jonesoliver
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:28 am
    Is it too late for a “2014 Best of” post?  Hopefully this one is only arriving “casually late”.  That said, regardless of your photography experience, I think it’s a good practice to go through your photos periodically and choose a few that you consider to be among the best.  The transition from December to January … Continue reading Top Photos from 2014 →
  • Leavenworth for Christmas

    jonesoliver
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:20 am
    As it turns out, we had the chance to sneak out of town and spend the Christmas holiday up north near Leavenworth, WA – a logging-town-turn-Bavarian-village nestled in the North Cascades .  While we rented a cabin about 30 minutes from town on Fish Lake (near Wenatchee Lake), we made it into town a couple … Continue reading Leavenworth for Christmas →
  • Merry Christmas!

    jonesoliver
    23 Dec 2014 | 6:44 am
    I just wanted to take a few minutes away from the hustle, bustle, food, and wrapping to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! ———- And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of … Continue reading Merry Christmas! →
  • Round Up: The 2014 Big List of Holiday Photography Gift Lists

    jonesoliver
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve tried to gather up just about every photo-centric holiday gift list that I’ve found but if there’s a list you think should be added here – just let us know in the comments.  So, without further delay and in no particular order – here’s The 2014 Big List … Continue reading Round Up: The 2014 Big List of Holiday Photography Gift Lists →
  • My Pre-Thanksgiving Post

    jonesoliver
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Yes, I’ve posted this before.  In fact, for a few of the earliest years of this blog, I posted this each Thanksgiving.  I almost consider it a public service announcement… Enjoy – and have a great Thanksgiving! How to Carve a Thanksgiving Turkey.
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    Cameratown.com Digital Photography News

  • Panasonic LUMIX SZ10 Digital Camera Introduced at CES 2015 This Week

    7 Jan 2015 | 2:46 am
    Panasonic is proud to introduce the latest addition to its much-loved SZ range of compact cameras. The LUMIX SZ10 combines great picture and video quality and a host of fun features in a sleek design that easily fits into a handbag or suit pocket. The camera is designed with socializing in mind and includes various settings to help you take the most memorable pictures with friends and family.
  • Panasonic Introduces the LUMIX ZS45 & ZS50 Premium Compact Cameras

    6 Jan 2015 | 2:43 am
    Panasonic today introduced the LUMIX ZS50 and LUMIX ZS45. Combining powerful optical zoom, stunning Leica lenses and a host of creative features in a small and sleek design, both cameras allow you to take professional quality photos and videos while travelling light. The cameras’ extensive connectivity options also enable you to share your photos and videos more easily than ever, wherever in the world your adventures take you.
  • Nikon Introduces New 55-200mm VR II and 300mm F/4E ED VR Lens & More at CES 2015

    5 Jan 2015 | 10:10 pm
    Nikon Inc. is inviting attendees of the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to visit their booth and experience the incredible capabilities of modern imaging; from cutting edge immersive technologies and the newest camera products , to presentations from renowned Nikon professional photographers and videographers. Nikon continues to further cement its commitment to being a world leader in digital imaging with the release of several new products, the Nikon D5500, AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II lens and AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens, as well as the exhibition of unique…
  • Nikon Announces D5500 Digital SLR without Optical Low Pass Filter

    5 Jan 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Today, Nikon Inc. announced its latest DX-format DSLR, the Nikon D5500, a lightweight yet powerful camera that offers a robust feature set, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and the ability to capture incredible photos and HD video with ease. An ideal entry-level DSLR for the creative photographer ready to take their storytelling to a new level, the D5500 sports an impressive arsenal of imaging technology, including a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF) and a new 3.2-inch Vari-angle touch operation LCD display.
  • Panasonic Introduces Two New Lumix Cameras at CES 2015- Lumix ZS50 and ZS45

    5 Jan 2015 | 5:08 am
    Panasonic today introduced the latest additions to its LUMIX ZS range of premium compact cameras, the LUMIX ZS50 and LUMIX ZS45. Combining powerful optical zoom, stunning Leica lenses and a host of creative features in a small and sleek design, both cameras allow you to take professional quality photos and videos while travelling light. The cameras’ extensive connectivity options also enable you to share your photos and videos more easily than ever, wherever in the world your adventures take you. The LUMIX ZS50 features a 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor, ultra-wide-angle 24mm…
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  • Otter Cliff

    Scott
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    One of the stops on the Acadia National Park trip was to Otter Cliffs. Len and Bob, who have been there before, warned us that the rocks get very slippery.  So I decided to wear my heavy-duty boots.  In addition to intense treads, they’re also waterproof (up to a point). I’m glad I went with those boots.  During the changing sun, the tide got higher and higher.  In fact, some of the guys had wet feet afterwords. For this site I went with long exposures because I knew the waves were getting bigger with each other minute. The exposure was long enough to force the water to fog up…
  • Mastin Labs – Film Or Lightoom Presets?

    Scott
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    I love making Lightroom presets. I have created them for a few years now. I also love trying other Lightroom presets, which I did not create. I use some from friends, as well as ones made by companies like Get Totally Rad (the Replichrome presets), VSCO, The Photo Frontier and Mastin Labs. Presets, for any photo editing software, should never be used as is. I always tell people who when purchasing my presets, or others. Presets are designed to be inspiration and starting points for you to edit your photographs. Sometimes, presets are designed so perfectly for a purpose that you can’t help…
  • Sunrise at Thunder Hole

    Scott
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    As a photographer who doesn’t make his living off photographic services, I strive to make photographs that I am extremely happy with. Although I offer photography services, It’s not my full-time job. So I do not have to take on new projects or new clients. However, one of my favorite things is when a landscape photograph of mine is hung on someone else’s wall. That, to me, is what I love most. Because to me that means I have created art that others will enjoy. The photograph here was made during sunrise at Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park in Maine. It’s a…
  • How I Get More Done When Working From Home

    Scott
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    I have read many articles about getting things done, and have tried software specifically created for GTD, but I find myself sticking with the basics in order to stay productive. As you might know, I work for a company who develops WordPress software for photographers. Since the company is all online, all employees are distributed. That means we are scattered around the world, and everyone basically works from home or from coffee shops when a change a scenery is needed. Working from home has its challenges and drawbacks. Not only for getting work done efficiently due to distractions, but also…
  • Sunset from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park

    Scott
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    We tried to photograph sunrise from Cadillac Mountain, but the fog that morning didn’t work out in our favor. You see, Cadillac Mountain is up thousands of feet and it overlooks Acadia National Park in its entirety. So capturing the scenes from those heights at sunrise would be amazing. If only it worked out… But at least we got sunset photographs from there that night. A bunch of us gathered in this open field looking at this scene, and taking it all in. Turns out the field we were standing on was a septic field, which explained the bad odor. Oh well, it was worth it! Want to be…
 
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • Lara Woolfson, Inspire Interviews: Episode 16

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Lara Woolfson and Kate Harper run Studio Nouveau, a wedding and boudoir studio in Boston, Massachusetts. Studio Nouveau is known for being as colorful and bold as their imagery. Their passion for their work is not only evident in the photos that they take, but also in the lasting relationships they build with their clients. Studio Nouveau’s work has been published in several issues of Boston Wedding Magazine, Conde Nast’s Brides Magazine, and the cover of Seacoast Bride Magazine as well as showcased in such blogs as Style Me Pretty, Snippet & Ink, Wedding Bee, Carats &…
  • Kristi Drago-Price, Inspire Interviews: Episode 14

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:51 am
    Have you ever been curious to learn which images will be accepted for publication from a working photo editor at a wedding magazine? Well, here’s your chance folks! Kristi Drago-Price was the top Photo Editor of BRIDES magazine for over 13 years, lectured at the International Center of Photography, has been quoted in the wedding issue of Photo District News, was a presenter and panel member at PhotoExpo Kristi currently produces photo shoots for freelance clients such as Architectural Digest, Glamour, Self, BRIDES and The Knot all while continuing to advance her own wedding photography…
  • Zach & Jody Gray Will Teach You To Light It Up!

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Zach and Jody Gray have quickly become industry leaders. They are known for their wedding photography and their ability to teach photographers off-camera lighting and business strategies. In fact, when they were hopping from city to city teaching small groups of eager photographers, I attend one of their workshops. I noticed how particular they were to following a system, even if it was using a tool called the Expo Disc. They are just as meticulous about using off-camera flash. When I started Connecticut Headshots, I turned to their DVDs to learn how to use a simple reflector. I eventually…
  • CJ Chilvers Asks: Why Being A Lesser Photographer Matters?

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:36 pm
    CJ Chilvers is a writer, and dare I say, “thinker,” behind one of my favorite blogs for photographers called, A Lesser Photographer. By profession, he is a technical writer based in Chicago. In addition to “A Lesser Photographer” he writes at This Life of Leisure. I cornered Chilvers into a quick interview because we very rarely see him or hear his voice. I was curious to know more about why he started A Lesser Photographer, what made the blog so popular. I was pleased to know that Craft & Vision was going to be publishing his book by the same name very soon.
  • Jared Platt’s Shortcuts & Speed Tips For Lightroom Users

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Jared Platt is an Arizona-based wedding photographer who is also highly regarded as a Lightroom instructor. He offers workshops to photographers who grapple with Lightroom and has created presets that help accelerate the time it takes to process a folder full of images. Whether you are a wedding or portrait photographer, you should pay attention to Jared Platt. Lucky for you, on January 14th, he is offering a free webinar, thanks in large part to ShootDotEdit.com. The topic for this webinar is “Top Lightroom Shortcuts and Speed Tips.” Register here. Jared and I sat down to chat…
 
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    Image Design Blog

  • Ralph Gibson at Leica

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

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

    John Simoudis
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    An amazing piece of adventure cinematography and daredevil bicycle riding. It will leave you breathless.Visit me at: www.simoudis.com
  • The mentor, the master - Harry Pearson, 1937-2014

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

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

  • How To Stay Warm on Those Cold Days

    Jim Braswell
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    Bald Eagle in Snow / Photo by Jim BraswellIronically, as I write this post, I’m sitting in a motel room in the Colorado Rockies, waiting for the temperatures to warm up. I arrived here a couple of days ago, to shoot the bighorn sheep in the rut. Although I love to shoot nature in the winter, you also need to use common sense. When temperatures are record-breaking lows (like right now), or wind chill advisories are in effect (like right now), it may be best to stay indoors. What makes the frigid temperatures I’m encountering on this trip even more of an issue, is the fact that I…
  • How To Prepare For An African Safari Trip (Part II)

    Jack Dausman
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Photo by Jack DausmanLast week, Jack talked about how to prepare for an African safari trip. This week, in part two of his post, he talks about how to capture the moment once you’re there. Early Morning Landscape photographers enjoy the early light of pre-dawn. Be sure to explain this interest to your guide, well in advance, as it will take some extra planning. Game reserves have a lock-down policy against any night time excursions because there are still incidents of poaching. To leave before dawn will require some coordination. Show Your Images to the Guide Let your guide see what…
  • How To Prepare For An African Safari Trip (Part I)

    Jack Dausman
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
    Photo by Jack DausmanThe lioness bared her fangs and we took the moment. Click. We had tracked three lions for about an hour in the Kenyan Samburu Game Reserve, waiting until the senior lioness had relaxed near the road. It had required another 20 minutes of patience before she had looked in our direction and grimaced. Safari photography is a unique blend of sports and landscape vision. Animals don’t pose. And, the lighting can’t be set. You have to be prepared for the moment. Sadly, I’ve seen many instances where people have traveled thousands of miles to show up at a game…
  • New eBook – 53 Tips For Nature Photography

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

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

  • Snapshots from Cuba - Part 1

    23 Jan 2015 | 4:20 am
    I've been exploring the streets of Havana, Santa Clara, and Trinidad with my Olympus OM-D E-M10. Here's the first of a series of galleries from Cuba. "Cigar Shop and Tourists, Havana" - Photos by Derrick Story "Street Corner, Trinidad" "Bears on Plaza, Havana" "Yank Tanks" Want to Comment on this Post? You can share your thoughts at the TDS Facebook page, where I'll post this story for discussion....
  • "Raw Plus Jpeg Tricks, South Beach Miami, Cholula" - Photo Podcast 463

    20 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Crazy RAW Plus Jpeg Tricks, South Beach Miami Photo Shoot, Cholula - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story.
  • Street Shooting with the Olympus 9mm Body Cap Fisheye

    17 Jan 2015 | 9:56 pm
    One lens I definitely never leave home without is the $89 Olympus 9mm fisheye body cap lens. Here's why - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/01/street-shooting-with-olympus-9mm-fisheye.html
  • The Art of Airplane Window Photography

    16 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    Flying is a great opportunity for unusual photos. Plan ahead and don't waste your opportunity. Here's how - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/01/art-of-airplane-window-photography.html
  • "Portable RAID Drives, Olympus 40-150mm, Film Processing" - Podcast 462

    13 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Portable RAID Drives, the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO zoom lens, Shooting and Processing Black-and-White Film - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/01/tds-podcast-462.html
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  • “No more page 3″ seen by a boudoir photographer

    Fabiana Nicora
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    After more than forty years, page 3 of the famous Sun newspaper has officially stopped topless pictures from being published, so we are going to see no more page 3 babes showing their boobs. Is the “no more page 3″ a real victory for women? Feminists and the topless issue on page 3 After years of protests for what is called a “sexist and outdated” feature of the Sun, some feminist organisations, amongst which “No more page 3” founded by Lucy-Anne Holmes, claim that their real battle will be won when papers will stop completely from publishing women with very little on. The…
  • My 3 New Year resolutions

    Fabiana Nicora
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    It is already 2015, and the new year brings a long list of new year resolutions and planning for the year ahead. Every time the new year feels like it is a new beginning, and I am especially glad to welcome it this year. The past 2014 has been a challenging year for many reasons. It has been a year of big changes – both for the good and for the not so good – where I have personally faced and learnt a lot about myself as well as others. I have lost people I love, and met others that have been enriching our life since, I have grown personally and taken baby steps towards a healthier…
  • Makeup ideas for mature women. Part 4

    Fabiana Nicora
    7 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    After a long Christmas break, here we are again to continue to discuss some interesting and useful insights about makeup ideas for mature women. So far, we have talked about what changes with age, the importance of primers, foundations, the power of contouring and what to use, eyeshadows, false eyelashes and mascara. It is now the turn to talk about how to obtain beautiful eyebrows. Eyebrows After Cara Delavigne has become a global beauty icon, especially because of her immaculate eyebrows, there is no woman on earth that does not take good care of her eyebrows. I said it before, and I am…
  • Makeup ideas for mature women. Part 3

    Fabiana Nicora
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    As I mentioned before there are tons of makeup ideas around, but not every one is the right one for every age. It is all well and nice to have tutorials made by young women in their 20s and 30s, but you will realise that when you start hitting 35, your skin and your facial features start to change and so should the way you think your makeup. Eyeshadows In my previous posts, I have talked about Clinique as a marvellous brand for skin care and also for foundations. Personally I find their products to be incredibly good, but when it comes to makeup, they are not the best makeup ideas. Their…
  • Make up ideas for mature women. Part 2

    Fabiana Nicora
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    With time our skin looses its plumpness and elasticity, in fact, it starts sagging and getting lined. When the light hits our faces, it does not find a smooth, tight surface where to land, but an uneven surface, and this creates shadows that give the general appearance of age and tiredness. As said in my previous post, there are plenty of make up ideas that will help us improve our look dramatically. To make the most of what nature has given us, and minimise the signs of time, we need to know how to play with the light to fill those shadows that makes our skin appear tired and aged. And…
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    PhotoDay

  • The Jayme Biendl Memorial 5K Fun Run 2015

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
    .....Dave Sivewright, center, the "Highway 2 Freedom Runner" leads area police officers,runners and walkers at the start of the The Jayme Biendl Memorial 5K Fun Run 2015. Monroe, Washington, January 25, 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Buy it, Sports, Tourist, travel, walking, weather
  • The Big Mix Up.

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:08 pm
    .....M & M Antiques, Monroe, Washington.Winter 2015.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, Monroe
  • Pattern Recognition #8

    19 Jan 2015 | 12:11 pm
    .....The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.Winter 2015.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Design, Fuji x100, street, Tourist, travel, walking, weather
  • Winter Light...

    17 Jan 2015 | 11:33 am
    .....Winter sunlight, Red Square, University of Washington, Seattle, WashingtonWinter 2016.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Design, Fuji x100, street, travel, walking, weather
  • Big Christmas...

    15 Jan 2015 | 1:45 pm
    .....Four Seasons Olympic Hotel, Seattle, WashingtonChristmas, 2014.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.
 
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    Photocrati

  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 18

    Editor
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    via moleskp Filter used: Normal An old favorite from the archives via edwardconde_ Filter used: Normal Engine 4 – Los Angeles, Ca. via edwardconde_ Filter used: Ludwig Something for my office! via edwardconde_ Filter used: Normal Birdie Trailer via gevonservo Filter used: Normal break via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Out in the city …. via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Live baking in via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Cheers via gevonservo Filter used: Normal It was a good day in the city today…. via edwardconde_ Filter used: Normal ECHO PARK via edwardconde_ Filter used:…
  • Sharing Content Multiple Times – It’s OK To Do It

    Scott
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    A common question among photographers, or any business person for that matter, is about timing and repetition in social media. What I mean is this… People wonder if they should post the same content to social media more than once in a day, in a week, in a month, etc. It comes down to this simple answer: YES. Think about your audience, when they’re online and when they’re not. People have meetings like you have meetings. People aren’t always on the computer or looking at their phones at the exact moment you are That’s why CoSchedule and Buffer both recommend…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 17

    Editor
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    via gevonservo Filter used: Normal It’s smegging cold out! via gevonservo Filter used: Inkwell The day is over and I can’t feel my nose. via tjpieper Filter used: Normal Dead pine with via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Time for via scottwyden Filter used: Normal Lo Presti Park via moleskp Filter used: Normal Finally found time earlier this week to sift through all the images from my many visits to at @cincymuseum. So many beautiful scenes to share with everyone as I find my favorites. via scottwyden Filter used: Normal Bar Harbor Bicycle via gevonservo Filter used: Normal…
  • How To Plan & Schedule Instagram Photo Publishing: Bonus w/ Hashtags

    Scott
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    At Photocrati we use Instagram quite different than how a photographer would use it.  We Like photos we see, of course, but the photos we share are not always unique.  We use an app called Regram to share photos we really enjoy onto our own feed. These photos are shared with credit and a link back to the original Instagram user. We also have a weekly roundup of Instagram photos using the hashtag #photocrati. The video below walks through how I personally go about scheduling my photos on Instagram, and pre-plan with hashtags. Here is a summary of the process explained in the video Organize…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 16

    Editor
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    via moleskp Filter used: Normal A little fun with the Christmas tree. via gevonservo Filter used: Normal 1st of the year via scottwyden Filter used: Ludwig Explorer via gevonservo Filter used: Normal We’ve had a long day … via gevonservo Filter used: Normal An evening in Summit research via scottwyden Filter used: Normal WordPress Crayons via moleskp Filter used: Normal one more before the Christmas lights are packed away again. – (testing to see if a user will grab this & repost to his Twitter feed) via nickpappagallo Filter used: Normal Blood moon rise over tempe A.Z.
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    MCP Actions

  • Editing Skin Tones and Eyes the Easy Way

    Jodi Friedman
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Editing Skin Tones and Eyes the Easy Way The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure.  If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for?  You’ll learn how other photographers are using our products and see what they can do for…
  • How to Choose Your Next Photography Workshop

    MCP Actions
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s that time of year when many photographers and studios turn their focus on business administration.  The fall and early winter are peak seasons for small studios and the first couple months of the New Year are ideal for housekeeping and professional development. A good number of established professional photographers offer workshops, seminars, styled shoots and other learning opportunities at this time of year as well. How do you choose the best photography workshop for you? How do you avoid disappointment, and worse? These are the tips I provide to my students when they are preparing…
  • 5 Easy Steps to Executing a Successful Senior Rep Program

    MCP Actions
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    When I first started my photography business, I knew I loved photographing people. It took me a few years to find my niche though. I honestly thought my thing would be newborns. I tried and tried to snuggle those sweet babies into perfect swaddles and sweated my way through numerous newborn sessions just to be somewhat disappointed in the end. Although I liked my end product, and I love snuggling sweet tiny babies, Newborns just didn’t bring me a ton of joy. I’ve never considered myself a person who loves teenagers. But after three years in business, I realized that teens were my thing.
  • One Minute Lightroom Edit: Underexposed to Vibrant and Warm

    Erin Peloquin
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Just a few clicks can take a photo from underexposed to sunny and dramatic –follow along with this Lightroom edit. Using MCP’s Infused Light preset collection for Lightroom and just a couple of manual tweaks, I created the above edit in about one minute. From the InFusion section of Infused Light, I clicked on the following presets to apply them to this photo: Fix Underexposure 3 One Click Color Base 50% Highlight Helpers 1 (to recover detail in clouds) Lighten Up 1 (to brighten shadows) Different Directions 2 (to boost contrast) Surrounded 1 (to add vignette) Next, I added a…
  • A Photographer’s Guide to Working With a Makeup Artist

    MCP Actions
    12 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    In the beginning, it’s just you and your camera.  You shoot flowers, your cat, your kids.  Then your friend’s kids. Then their friend’s kids.  You read blogs, you update your gear, you attend a workshop or three. Over time, you find that you’re gravitating toward certain styles of photography — you like headshots, or boudoir, or glamour, or you just like the idea of offering a more high-end experience for the family sessions you’re becoming known for. At this time, if you specialize in seniors, weddings, or glamour, you may consider offering the services of a makeup…
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    Echenique dot com

  • Hasselblad Appoints New CEO

    Carlos Echenique
    9 Jan 2015 | 11:49 am
    Hasselblad Group has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.Perry Oosting – an established member of the Hasselblad Supervisory Board – takes the helm following the completion of former CEO Ian Rawcliffe’s interim CEO assignment. Mr Oosting brings over 25 years of experience in brand, product, marketing and sales-management to [...] The post Hasselblad Appoints New CEO appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Special Offer from Tiny Prints

    Carlos Echenique
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Did you know that this Sunday is the busiest holiday card shopping day of the year? It is…but you don’t have to wait until Sunday to take advantage of an amazing offer from Tiny Prints. For 24 hours only, you can get 40% off your order of ANY size plus get free shipping! Here’s how [...] The post Special Offer from Tiny Prints appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Phase One Photo Contest

    Carlos Echenique
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:16 pm
    PHASE ONE PHOTO CONTEST ASKS:SHOW US YOUR IDEA OF “WHAT THE WORLD’S BEST IS MADE OF” Winner gets the use of a Phase One IQ250 camera system for one month COPENHAGEN, December 5, 2014 — Phase One has launched a photo contest that asks entrants to submit one photo illustrating their concept: “What the world’s [...] The post Phase One Photo Contest appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Nikon Df: the Traveler’s Review

    Carlos Echenique
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    I have now had the Nikon Df for several months and have travelled quite a bit with it. The Nikon Df is the simplest full-frame Nikon in terms of features, but the design point of this camera is a retro throwback to the “good old days” when cameras took pictures, period. As such, the Nikon [...] The post Nikon Df: the Traveler’s Review appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • LumeCube Set to Launch on Kickstarter

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

    John
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    Speakers Corner I must have taken my first photos of Speakers Corner around 1989-90, so I’ve got thousands of negatives and digital files recording what’s supposed to symbolize our tradition of free speech. There was a time when I went quite . . .
  • War crimes

    John
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:18 am
    Stacy Kravitz‘s series of photographs of re-enactors depicting World War II Germans is interesting partly for her inclusion of herself in the pictures: For three consecutive years, Kranitz participated in nearly weeklong Battle of the Bulge re-enactments at Fort Indiantown Gap in Annville, . . .
  • A not-so-remote quarry

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

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

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

  • The Gap – Ira Glass On Creative Growth

    johnpaulcaponigro
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:57 am
    Short. Sweet. Simple. True. Find more Creativity Videos here. Browse my Essential List Of Creativity Videos here.
  • 47 Quotes By Photographer Chuck Close

    johnpaulcaponigro
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Here’s a collection of my favorite quotes by artist Chuck Close. “I don’t work with inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs. I just get to work.” – Chuck Close “Inspiration is highly overrated. If you sit around and wait for the clouds to part, it’s not liable to ever happen. More often than not, work is salvation.” – Chuck Close “The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the…
  • See Color In New Ways With Photoshop’s Gradient Maps

    johnpaulcaponigro
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Whether used subtly or dramatically, Photoshop’s Gradient Map color adjustment tool can open up new ways of seeing and working with color for any artist. Photoshop’s Gradient Map assigns new colors to existing brightness values. With it, you can enhance existing colors, transfer colors from one image to another or create entirely new color relationships. It can be wild! The Gradient Map interface looks difficult to use, but with a few pointers, you’ll find it surprisingly easy to use. While you can apply a Gradient Map directly to a layer (Images > Adjustments >…
  • Did You Get It?

    johnpaulcaponigro
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Check your inboxes! My enews Insights went out yesterday. If you missed it. Email me at jpc@johnpaulcaponigro.com and I’ll forward it to you. This issue collects my beginning of the year planning for creative success resources. It also announces new books and ebooks and my 2015 workshops. Plus you’ll discover much more! Sign up for free now get the next issue of Insights.
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    johnpaulcaponigro
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:55 am
    Get my enews Insights tomorrow free. The next issue is huge! It collects my beginning of the year planning for creative success resources. And it announces my 2015 / 2016 workshops and a new books and ebooks. Plus you’ll discover new events, ebooks, galleries, quotes and much more. Sign up for free now and get Insights tomorrow.
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    Cardinal Photo

  • Cardinal Photo Resources: Presets for your use

    David Cardinal
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Here is my current favorite preset for DxO Optics Pro 10. It is particularly good for travel and nature photography. Here is the Adobe (LightRoom & Camera Raw) preset I have used in the past when shooting outdoor sports for the CBS Interactive subsidiary, MaxPreps.
  • Adobe releases Lightroom Mobile for Android: No-brainer for CC subscribers

    David Cardinal
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    Nine months after its initial release for the iPad, Adobe has brought Lightroom Mobile to Android (4.1 Jellybean or later). I’ve been running the pre-release version on both phones and tablets for a few days and it works reliably and is at full-feature-parity with the iOS version. read more
  • Quick tip: Taming the sun with a Multiply layer in Photoshop

    David Cardinal
    30 Dec 2014 | 9:22 am
    Sometimes you just can’t control the clock or the sun. The monastery in Nyaung Shwe (in Myanmar’s Shan State) is famous for its historic round wood windows. But finding them with novices peering out from the study hall inside was a special treat. Harsh light or not, it was a great photo opportunity. Having a Nikon D810 certainly helped me capture the full tonal range of the image from light to dark, but another trick was needed to make the image look good… read more
  • Lumix LX100 Field-tested: The Leica you always wanted, for a fraction of the price…

    David Cardinal
    23 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
    I’ve always lusted after a Leica Rangefinder camera. They were, and for some still are, the epitome of image quality and style. However, by the time I had enough money to even think seriously about buying one, much of my photography involved wildlife and sports – so my photo budget went to big cameras, bigger lenses, and travel to places where I could find my subjects. So it was with great excitement that I started my fieldtest of Panasonic’s Lumix LX100 with Leica lens… read more
  • Holiday Gift Ideas: Ten Travel Accessories I can’t live without

    David Cardinal
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:27 am
    We’re getting down to the wire for holiday gifts, and if you’re like me, there are always a couple people that are hard to shop for. So I wanted to pass along my top travel accessories, in case one of them would help fill the bill: read more
 
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    Prolost

  • Lightroom User Group — Iron Chef Style!

    Stu Maschwitz
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Two years ago, I was the very first presenter at the Bay Area Lightroom User Group. Tuesday, January 27, I'm returning to Adobe's San Francisco offices, Iron Chef style! Adobe's Benjamin Warde explains: Here's how it will work: anyone who wishes may submit a photo ahead of time (details below). I will collect the photos - Stu will not see any of the photos until he's standing up in front of us all at the user group meeting. Then, having just seen the photos for the very first time, he'll flex his Develop module skills by making each of them look as awesome as possible, as quickly as possible.
  • Held Prisoner by File Formats

    Stu Maschwitz
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    A few years ago, I started a long-form writing project. Some might call it a “book,” but “books” need to get finished, and this, clearly, was not such a project—otherwise you’d have heard of it. I began the project in Scrivener, an app with a devoted following of which I was a member. Incredibly powerful, and with a multi-document, structured approach designed specifically for book writing, it seemed the perfect choice. Scrivener saves its own file format, called .scriv, which is essentially a folder full of files. The text itself is stored in multiple RTF files, which is an open…
  • Red Giant Year-End Sale

    Stu Maschwitz
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:58 am
    It only happens once a year, and today's the day! Everything at Red Giant is 40% off.That means Color Suite, with Magic Bullet Looks, Colorista, Mojo, Cosmo and Denoiser is just $360, marked down from $599.Shooter Suite, featuring the indispensable PluralEyes and the awesome new Offload, is just $240, usually $399.The same great deal applies to the Effects Suite and Trapcode Suite of course. There's never a better time to get Magic Bullet. And it's a great time to be using Magic Bullet Looks and Colorista, with the powerful new mask tracking features in After Effects and Premiere. Powerful,…
  • Congratulations on Your Opinion

    Stu Maschwitz
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Here’s a question that literally no one has ever asked, ever: “Hey, do you have an opinion about the lens flares in Star Trek?” There’s no need to ask that question, because of course you do. Everyone has an opinion about the lens flares in Star Trek. Or the casting of a new superhero movie. Or, well, anything having to do with movies. Certainly about the new Star Wars teaser. We’re all experts on movies. We love them, we freeze-frame them, and we react to them. And our reactions are our opinions, and our opinions are us. So we feel that they are important. And we are wrong. Drink…
  • Visual Effects are Not the Answer

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

  • Martin Adolfsson for Monocle

    Jamie Zimmermann
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    Martin Adolfsson photographed the new Sixty Hotel for Monocle. See more here.     Artist: Martin Adolfsson For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Uncategorized Tagged: architectural photography, Architecture, Glasshouse Assignment, hotel, interior design, Interiors, martin Adolfsson, NYC, nyc hotel, vacation
  • Ryan Slack for Bonobos

    Jamie Zimmermann
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Check out Ryan Slack’s photos in the launch of the Bonobos Groom Shop. Ryan lent his signature style to the site featuring all the clothes a groom needs from wedding rehearsal to honeymoon. You can see more on the Bonobos website.   Photographer: Ryan Slack For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.com  Filed under: Assignment Division Tagged: bonobos, Fashion, Fashion Photography, Glasshouse Assignment,…
  • New Work From David Bishop’s Elements Series

    Jamie Zimmermann
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:52 am
        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 Tagged: animals, beatle, Bitter Melon, butterfly, Butterfly in Wheatgrass, cauliflower, Cauliflower and crab, crab, dark, david, David Bishop, delicious, dew, dewy, dramatic lighting david bishop photography, edible flowers, edibles, Floral, flowers, Food, Food Photography, Glasshouse, Glasshouse Assignment,…
  • Ryan Slack for AYR

    Jamie Zimmermann
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    Ryan Slack was commissioned to photograph the AYR Denim Winter Lookbook. You can see some of the images around NYC.       Photographer: Ryan Slack For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division, News Tagged: Advertising, advertising photography, ayr, denim, Fashion, Fashion Photography, jeans, lookbook, NYC, photography, ryan slack
  • Bob Martus for People Magazine

    Jamie Zimmermann
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    Pick up a copy of People Magazine’s Holiday Entertaining Special to see all of the delectable goodies photographed by Bob Martus.   Photographer: Bob Martus For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: biscuts, bob martus, cake, cocktails, Food, Food Photography, glasshouse assignement, photography, ramen, Still Life Photography, yummy
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    Vincent Laforet's Blog

  • NYC ” Night Over” Series next steps…

    Vincent Laforet
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:17 pm
    I didn’t think I’d ever experience anything quite like the launch of “Reverie” in 2008. The “MoVI” short 2 years ago was close, but limited to the world of motion. But this latest series of “Night Over” New York City Photographs that I photographed at a high altitude over the Big Apple may just have eclipsed those those and all of the other things I’ve done… and potentially COMBINED. Simply put – it’s safe to say that these images struck a chord with people from around the world.    My head is definitely still…
  • Gotham 7.5K The Scariest & Most Beautiful Flight of My Career

    Vincent Laforet
    10 Jan 2015 | 4:17 pm
    Flight over NYC?   Check In a Helicopter with door off?  Check At night?  Check At 7,500 feet?  Wait… what?   This was an incredible adventure – and to be honest self-imposed.  I’d always wanted to see NY from all the way up there.  Well we all catch a glimpse of this view when we land at JFK or LGA – but you can never make clean photos from an airplane’s window seat…  at least not looking down.    And when you’re in a helicopter: the vibrations make it very hard to photograph at night. But with the right preparation, it finally worked this…
  • Holiday Goodie Shopping Guide for your MōVI

    Vincent Laforet
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:24 pm
    I’ve been shooting a commercial for 2 weeks this pre-holiday season and I’ve really had a chance to put the MōVI through it’s paces once again.   We’ve been flying the MōVI handheld, on roller blades, running around,  on a jib, on a suction cup mounted to a cab, and on an RC car from Freefly Systems called a Tero.   What I can tell you is that I’ve finally got MY system down… it took me awhile but i’ve found my "perfect" formula if you will and I’m happy to share it with you below in the hopes that you fly your MōVIs…
 
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    JMG-Galleries

  • Best Photos of 2014 by JMG-Galleries Blog Readers

    Jim Goldstein
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:05 am
    Adventures with My Son II – Deer Crossing the Merced River If inspiration is what you’re looking for then the following 201 “Best Photos of 2014″ entries should keep you busy for a while. As with years past Best of Photos project entries there is some amazing new talent to discover. I continue to be amazed that this blog project attracts so many talented and passionate photographers. Participants spanned a spectrum of skill levels from hobbyists to professionals and covered a wide variety of genres including landscape, macro, nature, photojournalism, portraiture, event,…
  • Best Photos of 2014 by Jim M. Goldstein

    Jim Goldstein
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:47 am
    2014 was a very different year for me in that I spent my time in the field focusing nearly 100% on enjoying nature without obsessing on taking photos. My motivation was to give my oldest son (4 years old) the best introduction to the natural world possible.  Everything this year was the same as years past in regard to my pre-planning for ideal photography conditions I just happened to intentionally leave my pro gear at home. To be honest I couldn’t have asked for better results sharing spectacular wildlife & snow conditions in Yosemite  and perfect Milky Way / night sky conditions…
  • The Winner of the Group f.64 Signed Book Giveaway is…

    Jim Goldstein
    25 Dec 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Mary Street Alinder Group f.64 Book Signing at the Scott Nichols Gallery Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway of a signed copy of Group f.64. Thanks to the craziness of the holidays I ran slightly behind schedule in making my winner announcement, but it’s finally here. And the winner is… Sid Vedula. Congratulations Sid! Expect your copy of the book in the mail soon. I hope everyone has a fun and healthy holidays. If you haven’t already taken part, be sure to enter Your Best Photos from 2014 in my annual blog project. Copyright Jim M. Goldstein, All Rights Reserved The…
  • Blog Project: Your Best Photos From 2014

    Jim Goldstein
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:10 am
    Our planet has nearly completed its orbit around the Sun once again and if you’re a regular JMG-Galleries reader that means one thing…  it is time to kick off the 8th annual best photos of the year blog project. This is by far my most popular blog project. Year over year this project has continued to increase in participation with last years participation hitting 328 participants (see Best Photos of 2013,  2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007). Around this time of year people start to ask if I’d be running this project again. The answer clearly is always YES! 1. I…
  • Group f.64 Signed Book Giveaway

    Jim Goldstein
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:07 am
    Mary Street Alinder Group f.64 Book Signing at the Scott Nichols Gallery This past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting Mary Street Alinder during her Group f.64 book signing at the Scott Nichols Gallery. If you’re unfamiliar with Mary Street Alinder she was an assistant to Ansel Adams also wrote Ansel Adams: A Biography. Her latest book chronicles the famous Group f.64 photography movement that included Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Willard Van Dyke and Edward Weston. If you’re a fan of photography and the West Coast Photographic Movement then this book, which…
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    David Saffir's Photography and Printing Blog

  • David is planning a jail break . . .

    csaffir
    9 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    As many of you know, David suffered a major stroke in early November, which left his left side paralyzed. Since spending a month in the hospital, David has been in a residential rehabilitation home where he has been working hard toward recovery. I am thrilled to be able to report that he is regaining more […]
  • Join Team Saffir — Help Support David’s Recovery

    csaffir
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Charter members of Team Saffir   C. David Tobie’s November 18th post told about the stroke my brother and well-known photographer, David Saffir, suffered in early November, and the fundraising drive David Tobie, Ken Sklute and Michael Ritzer started to help David and his wife Sue cover their extraordinary medical and related expenses (his related to the stroke […]
  • The Tables have Turned, and now David Saffir Needs Your Assistance

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

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

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

  • TCF Ep. 264 - Ugo Cei

    20 Jan 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Ugo Cei is an Italian IT professional that caught the bug of photography and now spends every free minute he has taking photos and uses every business trip or vacation as an opportunity to create new images of foreign cities and natural landscapes.  He loves to travel and show the beauty of the world and its inhabitants to everybody. He believes that this is really an amazing planet we live on and every place and every culture possesses beauty that deserves to be shown.   Resources:   http://blog.ucphoto.me   http://artwolfe.com  …
  • TCF Ep. 263 - Christopher Cushman

    11 Jan 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Christopher Cushman was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. Growing up in Detroit in the 60's and 70's gave him a unique perspective on people, which is central to and has informed his work to this day. He received his degree in Design and Illustration from Ferris State University. He began his career in photography during the 80's attracted to portraiture as a means to understand the human condition. Christopher has had showings at galleries in Detroit and at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto's and has been extensively published. Christopher has specialized in dance photography…
  • TCF Ep. 262 - Nancy Lehrer

    4 Jan 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Nancy Lehrer sets out to capture daily life and interactions. These life events are sometimes celebratory but more often commonplace. They are made up of simple conversations and actions – calling out from a balcony, telling a secret, praying, or just engaging with the neighbors on a warm afternoon. She is an observer, seeking to find and record a bit of culture and community. Nancy Lehrer has been using photography to capture her unique world-view for most of her life. Her earliest photojournalist recognition came at a summer camp at the young age of 10 where, armed with her…
  • TCF Ep. 261 - Karen Hutton

    15 Dec 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Karen Hutton has worked as an actress, a horse trainer, a voice over artist as well as a photographer. Her versatility revolves around her passion for telling stories.  Her life-long love for photography has always been part of her life, but in recent years she has created her own personal space in the photographic community, helping to inspire others with her work and generosity.  Her work is driven by a passion for light. As she says, ‘Life is Light isn’t a tagline. It’s me’.  Resources http://www.karenhuttonphotography.com  …
  • TCF Ep. 260 - David duChemin

    8 Dec 2014 | 5:17 pm
    David duChemin is an assignment photographer based in Vancouver. He has extensive international assignment experience on six continents. David duChemin’s idealism doesn’t seem to be fading any. In fact it looks like it’s settling in for the long haul. He still wants to use his powers for good (and not for evil); he still wants to save the world and be a resource to others who would do the same. As such, his main client work is serving the international NGO community.   Resources:   http://davidduchemin.com   http://craftandvision.com  …
 
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • Photo Friday: Quiet Approach

    Derrald
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Quiet Approach Looking back through some old files I found this image I captured of a fox. I was in Grand Lake, Colorado with a hiking buddy of mine and we were heading back to our campsite after having a warm meal in town. We were going to head into the backcountry the next day so we were going to relax and I wasn’t expecting to see anything on the drive back so I didn’t have my camera out. Of course it’s when you’re least prepared that something happens and so it was this day. This fox ran out in front of our car and into a nearby field. I grabbed my camera bag,…
  • Photo Friday: The Lighthouse at Minatare

    Derrald
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    On Lake Minatare On Lake Minatare in the panhandle of western Nebraska there is a lighthouse that doesn’t actually contain a light. The Lake Minatare Lighthouse is one of only seven inland lighthouses in the United States. It was built in the late 1930s by the Veterans Conservation Corps, a New Deal agency that provided jobs to unemployed veterans during the Great Depression. The 55 foot stone structure on a peninsula on the lake today it stands as a symbol of a former age. Last July I went to Lake Minatare to visit the lighthouse and climb to the top. Staircase at Lake Minatare As I…
  • Top 10 Favorite Images from 2014

    Derrald
    1 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am
    As mentioned in yesterday’s post that included a slideshow of 118 images from 2014, today I’m presenting my favorite images of 2014. With each selection I consider the technical and aesthetic aspects, but also if they hold any special memory or meaning for me. To view my selections from previous years click on the corresponding year: 2012, 2013 To view all the images from this year: 2014 What’s Up? For three days I photographed this parliament of burrowing owls in the Badlands National Park. Cautious but curious and of course cute, I woke up every morning and headed out to…
  • A Slideshow of 118 Photos of 2014

    Derrald
    31 Dec 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Well, it’s New Years Eve and I can’t believe another year has passed by. As I do every year I take some time to review all the images of the past 365 days. I select a batch for a slideshow that best captures my wandering. This year’s selections include North Dakota, North Central Nebraska, Northeast Nebraska, the Sandhill Cranes, Joshua Tree National Park, and more. Please take the time to enjoy this year’s slideshow of 118 photographs, coupled with some soothing jazzy music. Below are 2012 and 2013’s slideshows as well. Tomorrow I’ll be posting my favorite…
  • From Field-Guide Image to Fine Art Photography

    Derrald
    27 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Today’s post is by guest blogger Frank Comisar.  Frank Comisar is the founder of Scenic Aperture and an award winning professional landscape, wildlife, and nature photographer. Frank has been photographing our natural world for over 20 years. Based in Durango, Colorado, Frank travels throughout North America making beautiful images for his gallery and leading photography workshops during which he shares his passion and knowledge of the natural world and digital photography. Influenced by a previous career in Architecture, Frank is a creative and inspiring teacher of photography. As an…
 
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    Photo Review Reviews

  • Datacolor SpyderCheckr 24

    21 Jan 2015 | 7:23 pm
    A simple way to ensure colours are recorded accurately when shooting still pictures and movie clips.
  • Lowepro Pro Trekker 450 AW Camera Backpack

    18 Jan 2015 | 8:11 pm
    A professional 'expedition-style' backpack that can accommodate cameras with fast telephoto lenses attached while providing long-wearing comfort.
  • SpyderLensCal

    13 Jan 2015 | 8:58 pm
    A fast, reliable method of measuring focusing accuracy for modern camera and lens combinations.
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens

    6 Jan 2015 | 10:05 pm
    We test a production unit of the second lens in the Olympus PRO lens category, which covers popular focal lengths for shooting sports and wildlife.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

    4 Jan 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Panasonic puts a 4/3 sensor in its fixed-lens enthusiasts' camera and adds a high-resolution EVF and 4K UHD video recording.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • Photo Journal: Ice Forms, Hudson River

    RR Jr
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:17 am
    Canon 1DS Mk III,  1/40 sec @f/8, ISO 200, 150mm, no filters  The creative process I engage in when I go out to make images is one of the most requested topics on this blog, so I’m happy to share as many experiences as I can. I’ve been super busy working on a few projects lately, so my time to get out has been limited. But I do visit a local marsh on the Hudson River regularly, especially during interesting weather conditions.  It’s a familar location I enjoy returning to again and again. Winter is always an interesting time to photograph in nature, especially if you enjoy the cold…
  • What Is Art For?

    RR Jr
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:18 pm
    The School of Life is a great Youtube channel I’ve been enjoying recently, with videos narrated by philosopher and author Alain de Botton, whose books I also recommend. This recent video, “What Is Art For”, raised some great points about the purpose of art.  It especially resonated with me in terms of some of the things I think are vitally important in landscape and nature photography, beauty and emotion.  I was once asked at a presentation to art students if I felt my work promoted an idealized version of the landscape, and therefore ignored or tried to avoid some of…
  • On the Value of Self-Confidence

    RR Jr
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:52 am
    Confidence is one of those things that is easy to understand, yet so elusive and difficult to put into practice. Where do we draw the line between confidence and arrogance for instance? Is confidence a state of mind or a point along the experiences of life? I believe confidence is essential in photography and in every creative endeavor. It holds the key to pushing beyond your self-imposed limits and mental barriers, and opens the door to new and exciting possibilities. As a musician and landscape photographer, it has played a key role in my ability to see beyond fear, ambiguity, and what I…
  • “Success is never owned, it is rented, and the rent is due every day.”

    RR Jr
    10 Jan 2015 | 10:16 am
    I heard this great quote on one of my favorite podcasts, the Accidental Creative, and it left me thinking about the path to success and how to achieve it. It certainly rings true for me as a landscape photographer, where success is so dependent on the best investment you can ever make; time in nature.  “Success is never owned, it is rented, and the rent is due every day.” – Rory Vaden The post “Success is never owned, it is rented, and the rent is due every day.” appeared first on Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography.
  • January 2015 Free Desktop Wallpaper – View from Sugar Loaf

    RR Jr
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:43 am
    The January 2015 Free Desktop Wallpaper is now available for download. New for this year I’m including my favorite quotes with each month’s images to keep you inspired and motivated to be creative, whether you’re an artist or otherwise. Enjoy! As always, come closer to nature in the Hudson Valley. 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1080 1680 x 1050 1280 x 800 Instructions: First determine your screen size. Your Current Resolution Is: Then click on the link for the correct size. When the image opens in a new browser window, right click on the image and select “Set as Wallpaper”…
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    David Saxe/Photographs

  • Confessions of a Slob

    David Saxe
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    In my world, there are two kinds of photographers. The first is the deliberate one, the guy who checks every setting twice, focusses very carefully, checks exposure again, and then spends the next two or three minutes framing their shot. One can take a lot of photographs in two minutes. A lot of times, I […]
  • Paris, 2008

    David Saxe
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:40 am
      A few years ago we were vacationing in Sicily and returned home by way of Paris. We had a three day layover and I was of course looking forward to it. Unfortunately, I had picked up some bug in Sicily and was not at my best. I remembered something my doctor had told me years […]
  • Christmas Pageant, Fort Pierce, FL 2009

    David Saxe
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:50 am
    Who knows why some people like certain photographs? If anyone has an answer, I would like to hear it. One of the things that I love about photography is that it is very personal. Some people love certain images and others will hate the same ones. It really does not matter who the photographer is—famous […]
  • A Visit to Havana: What it has to do with batting averages.

    David Saxe
    30 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    I have been thinking about Cuba lately. I visited there last April and absolutely loved the spirit, the vibes, and the people of that wonderful country. Its time to go back but alas, this year we sold our condo, and bought a house in Florida and things are a bit busy here so it may […]
  • A Boring day in Paradise

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

  • How to Avoid USB Tether Disconnects and Other Fantastic Problems

    nine-volt
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    USB tethering with your camera has been around for many years. But as fantastic as it is, it comes with it’s share of headaches; corrupt files, dropped connections, slow transfers. The biggest culprit is low voltage in your USB bus. Moving large amounts of data requires some power on the USB bus. When the voltage falls below spec levels, then you will start to experience issues. Sometimes with USB 3.0, when your computer sees the low voltage, it will automatically downgrade your bus speed to USB 2.0 speeds (10x slower) to compensate. We created a 6-port hub/repeater that works either…
  • How to Create Snow in Photoshop

    nine-volt
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Here’s another killer tutorial from Aaron Nace at Phlearn that will come in handy at about this time of year. This video gives you a step-by-step tutorial on adding realistic snow flakes to your image. Check it out in the video below and also head on over to Phlearn’s blog post to read all about it here.
  • DigiCase Transport Case for the DigiPlate Pro System

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

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

    nine-volt
    19 May 2014 | 9:47 am
    Aaron Nace over at Phlearn.com has posted a really easy and well done tutorial on how to change the color of anything in Photoshop. Check out the full post over on Phlearn.
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • Photo Mural Commission - Part 2

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:44 pm
    After shooting flowers in my studio last week, I tweaked and converted my RAW shots in Adobe Lightroom, then proceeded to edit the images in Adobe Photoshop to create the mural's abstract collage files.   Anne (my wife/business partner) and I spent the whole week gathering proposals and bids from a dozen of the Manila's premier digital printers. But we still ended up using our regular large
  • Photo Mural Commission

    16 Jan 2015 | 7:07 am
    I have been locked up in my studio doing flower photography, so I do not have much to show in terms of "Street" work this week.   Pope Francis arrived yesterday for an official visit and Metro-Manila is on holiday for several days (in anticipation of traffic), which gave me unexpected time-off to begin work on a mural project. The Philippines is a predominantly Catholic nation and the presence
  • Weekly Street Photos #26

    9 Jan 2015 | 9:44 pm
    This week's theme: MANILA'S URBAN AETAS I ended 2014 with street photos of "Manila's Homeless," so I thought to continue that theme at the start of this year to include a special group of vagabonds that sporadically populate Metro-Manila streets, Aetas (aboriginal Filipinos).   The Aetas (Negritos to Spaniards, Itas to Filipinos) are the original indigenous people of Luzon, the northern part
  • Weekly Street Photos #25

    2 Jan 2015 | 11:55 pm
    I am welcoming 2015 with a bang, by starting my "Weekly Street Photo" post early! I had a blast celebrating New Year's Eve partying with my family, but of course with a camera strapped to me the whole time. Manila is firecracker central during this festive time of the year and the whole city is ablaze. I was intoxicated, but I was able to capture a few shots (pun intended) :)) There was a
  • Booklist for the Holidays

    23 Dec 2014 | 10:10 pm
    I love reading, and collecting books is a passion of mine. So this holiday season, I have selected 15 books on photography, cinema and the visual arts from my own library to share with you. Most of these books just came out this year (all are still in print) and should be available in your local bookstores. Vacation time is a good opportunity to catch up on some reading-- in between family
 
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    Krishna Mohan Photography

  • Moodabidri Kambala 2015

    Krishna Mohan
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:44 am
    My home town Moodabidri hosted its 13th annual buffalo race also called Koti Chennaya Jodukere Kambala at Kadalakere Nisargadhama on Saturday January 17th. The Kambala or the buffalo race is unique... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Product Photography Tips

    Krishna Mohan
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:50 am
    Online world is dominated by images of products for sale. Every magazines, brochures, the web or advertisements you look, they all show products for sale. Products are photographed to entice the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Decorative Silver Orb Spider

    Krishna Mohan
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:40 am
    I found this photo of beautiful Decorative Silver Orb Spider (Leucauge cf. decorata) in my garden. I have used Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM using 36mm Kenko extension... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Happy New Year 2015

    Krishna Mohan
    31 Dec 2014 | 7:04 am
    2014 has been a wonderful year for me, especially as a photographer. This year I started a new venture, Creative Focus – an initiative to help aspiring photographers gain a better and concise... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Psyche Butterfly

    Krishna Mohan
    26 Dec 2014 | 3:11 am
    On that dark and cloudy evening, I spotted this Psyche (Leptosia nina) butterfly resting in my garden. These psyche butterflies are pretty restless during day light hours. They nectar for a very... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Desi Baytan Photography

  • Snow on Mount Baldy

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

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

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

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

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

  • Shooting the Bay Bridge

    Ross Murphy
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Larger ImageComing soon....Ross Images In Light
  • iPhone 6, or the camera you have with you.

    Ross Murphy
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:17 pm
     Shanghai, iPhone 6  Tumwater Canyon, iPhone 6 Lake Wenatchee, iPhone 6 747-400 to Shanghai, iPhone 6I am pretty amazed at the improvements made in iPhone 6, image stabilization, sharpness, micro-contrast, you name it, its improved. It is now to the point I no longer have a need for a pocket camera, it has replaced my PDA, my calculator, my pocket cam, whats next?If all you have is a phone camera, most modern ones will take decent pictures, if your an IOS fan, well, you can't get any better at the moment. Keeping it to 8mp was a smart move, the bigger the pixels the…
  • Looking for reflections

    Ross Murphy
    11 Jan 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Panther Beach, 5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II Larger ImageInstead of doing the same old beach shot, look for tide pools and get down low and see if you get a decent reflection. Panther Beach is always a great place to shoot, just north of Santa Cruz, on this return trip I noticed a huge tide pool behind the beach and came away with some interesting images.Ross Images In Light
  • Color or Black and White

    Ross Murphy
    30 Dec 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Larger Image  Larger ImageChoosing when to convert to black and white is not always easy, fortunately its as just a few clicks away in Lightroom. The above shots I took with black and white in mind, images with snow and rock always make for good conversions due to the high contrast. Selecting the B & W tab will give you a quick preview of what your image will look like and then its a matter of processing how you like, the color slider increase or decrease the luminance of their corresponding color in the color image. Try making a virtual copy of the image and then use the…
  • Blue/Red Woman

    Ross Murphy
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Larger ImageLarger ImageLarger Image Marco Cochrane's sculpture "Bliss Dance" was moved from the Black Rock desert where it was erected for Burning Man in 2010 to Treasure Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Bliss Dance brings a lot of tourists to Treasure Island to view it and the views of the city.A really well choreographed light show goes on every night, arrays of LED lights surrounding the sculpture and from within, light it up with a multitude of colors and reflections from its mesh surface.Black Rock ArtsRossImages In Light
 
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    WIRED » Raw File

  • Explore the World’s Most Morbid Tourist Attractions

    Jordan G. Teicher
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    What would make someone want to take a trip to see the site of a mass execution? How about a natural disaster, or a nuclear meltdown? The post Explore the World’s Most Morbid Tourist Attractions appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World

    Zachary Slobig
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    The Bowthorpe Oak is a massively thick, millennium-old tree in Lincolnshire, England that once was rumored to hold three dozen people in its enormous, hollowed-out trunk. Beth Moon photographed the leafy giant some 15 years ago and was struck by this tree's solemn nobility and overwhelming presence. Thus began a pilgrimage that would take her around the world to document the planet's most ancient trees. The post The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World appeared first on WIRED.
  • Star Clusters That Are Actually Dust From Priceless Artifacts

    Jordan G. Teicher
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Looking at Corinne Schulze’s images, you might think you were gazing at a galaxy far, far away. But what you’re seeing are more mundane materials from our universe—the bits and pieces of archaeological artifacts. Schulze makes discarded dust from these treasures seem celestial for her series Stardust. The idea for the series came to Schulze three years ago. She was […] The post Star Clusters That Are Actually Dust From Priceless Artifacts appeared first on WIRED.
  • Terrorist Hostages’ Belongings Reveal the Horrors of Captivity

    Jakob Schiller
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Capturing hostages has long been a tool of warfare, one favored by contemporary radical groups. According to recent investigation, al Qaeda has used hostages to extract $125 million from European countries since 2008. The kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers and one Palestinian teenager were directly related to the bloody conflict that recently broke out in the Gaza Strip. And […] The post Terrorist Hostages’ Belongings Reveal the Horrors of Captivity appeared first on WIRED.
  • Strange Visions of the Hyper-Congested Megacities of the Future

    Alyssa Coppelman
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Photographer Marcus Lyon’s images of crammed megacities and never ending highways might make you feel like going off the grid—at least for a little while. In his series BRICs, Exodus, and Timeout, he creates images that are large-scale visions of globalization and human activity worldwide. The photos aren’t actual shots of Moscow or Mumbai, but composites of hundreds of images to make you feel overwhelmed by the sheer power and size of it all. The post Strange Visions of the Hyper-Congested Megacities of the Future appeared first on WIRED.
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Rainbow Bridge at Low Tide

    Rich Legg
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:47 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 30 seconds, f/13, ISO 200
  • Image in Use: Wall Street Journal

    Rich Legg
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/travel-tips-how-to-survive-on-the-road-1421817372
  • Odaiba Light Speed

    Rich Legg
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:04 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – .7 second, f/4, ISO 800
  • Tokyo at Night: Remote Mounted FUJI

    Rich Legg
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:22 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 1/7 second, f/4, ISO 1000 I had the opportunity to cruise around a few of Tokyo’s brightest areas on Friday night with my FUJI X-T1 mounted on the outside of our car. Thanks to the willingness of my friend Masao to volunteer his time and car, we were able to capture some pretty cool night shots. I used an external suction cup mount paired with a small sony ball joint to mount the camera on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Even though the mount is extremely secure, I used my Lance Camera Strap attached to the car as a safety tether in…
  • Cruising Ginza

    Rich Legg
    17 Jan 2015 | 10:58 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 1/20 second, f/4.5, ISO 3200
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    Dane Sanders

  • Minding My Own Gaps

    Dane Sanders
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:48 am
    Extending My Habit of Becoming Experiment in 2015 Photo Credit: sleepychinchilla via Compfight cc In January, 2014, I decided I would reverse engineer my life. I made a series of decisions about who I wanted to be a year later – a.k.a. today. It was like hacking new year’s resolutions into next year resolutions. The thinking was that if I got clear on who “that-year-from-now guy” really was, it would be self-evident what I would be doing if I was becoming him. Then, I could just do those things, each day until I had the life a person like that might have. Basic sowing and reaping:…
  • A Guilt Free Double Dogg Dare on Black Friday

    Dane Sanders
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:36 am
    It’s been about eight years since I left my life as a college professor, began life as an entrepreneur and wrote my first book. In retrospect, it seems kind of weird that I was publishing for creatives on the heals of a job teaching leadership and character development. It turns out though that witnessing people make their mark by creating a life of love and service to others is one of my favorite things to do. It’s also why Seth Godin accurately described that first book as “a photography book not about photography.” I was just smuggling leadership and…
  • The Vacuum Dilemma: Why Most Conferences Aren’t Solving Any of Your Problems

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

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

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

  • Creating Washed-Out Raw Files; On Purpose! Three Great New Used Lenses including Two Series II Super-telephotos

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    What’s Up? Another day, another swim. And lots more core strengthening and balance exercises. And again I made some decent progress on the 7D Mark II User’s Guide. Today’s blog post took about 3 hours to prepare. It was published at 8:00am from my home at Indian Lake Estates, FL. If you are one of [...]
  • King Penguin Abstracts

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:52 am
    What’s Up? Another day, another swim. And lots more core strengthening and balance exercises. And I made some decent progress on the 7D Mark II User’s Guide. Today’s blog post took about 2 hours to prepare. It was published at 6:52am from my home at Indian Lake Estates, FL where it is pouring rain right [...]
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • Selects #29: Vacation

    Sarah Jacobs
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Whether vacation for you means experiencing a new culture for the first time, relaxing in the sun for a few days, or even kayaking your way to a clear head, sometimes we all deserve a good break. It goes without saying that we loved poring over the amazing vacation shots submitted via Lattice for this 29th Selects, our opt-in email that showcases PhotoShelter talent. You can see our top picks in the Selects email, here. Photo by Tomas Tyner Want to be featured in the next Selects? We’re looking for images of love for our Valentines Day themed edition going out Feb. 13, 2015. Submit via…
  • New Member Shout Outs: January Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    We’re starting off 2015 strong with a new batch of PhotoShelter members who are sharing their fantastic work on our templates. Below are a few members that caught our eye with their strong work, nifty logos and use of our Beam templates. Moe Kafer Moe Kafer’s Element homepage Name/Site: Moe Kafer PhotoShelter template: Element Member since: Dec. 19, 2014 Location: London Specialty and background: Moe is a food photographer who captures not only the dishes, but the people, scenery and culture surrounding it.  Working both in-studio and on-location in London and around the world,…
  • My Pretend Photo School

    Allen Murabayashi
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:02 pm
    It can be instructive to look across different creative industries to see how non-photographers are dealing with rapid change in society. We have written before about The Top 10 Things Photographers Wished They Learned in Photo School and What Photographers Really Should Be Learning in School – education is so vital to our individual and national success that we will continue to revisit the topic with relative frequency. As a music major, I was intrigued to read Ivan Trevino’s My Pretend Music School,  and found many parallels that could be extended to the photo industry.
  • 5 Tips for Shooting Concerts from Music Photographer Todd Owyoung

    Sarah Jacobs
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    Todd Owyoung is not only a highly accomplished music photographer, he’s also an avid blogger, and graphic designer for the marketing team here at PhotoShelter. With clients such as Rolling Stone, the New York Times, iHeartRadio and Red Bull – Todd’s experience has had him shooting a plethora of artists, from Taylor Swift to KISS. And while it’s the music that fuels his drive, it’s his skill for getting the perfect shot that’s kept him building an impressive client list over the past 9 years. Here, Todd dishes out his 5 major tips that all music and event…
  • Why Photographers Aren’t Artists

    Allen Murabayashi
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    William Deresiewicz penned a compelling piece at The Atlantic entitled “The Death of the Artist – and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur,” which chronicles the evolution of creatives from craftsmen to artists to artistic geniuses to professionals and finally to today’s creative entrepreneurs. His thesis suggests that the archetypal artist – that “solitary genius” – no longer exists, and hasn’t for a while. Artistic geniuses – think Beethoven – were products of a system of patronage. When that economic model ceased, the artist became a…
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • Talking Money with Zack Arias

    corwin
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Months ago I wrote a post called Photographers and Money, We Should Talk. The blog post seemed to get a lot of traction and generated a lot of comments and questions. Since then I’ve wanted to get my friend Zack Arias on the line and record a conversation about this stuff, because Zack’s made almost as many mistakes as I have, and has learned from them and spends his days making a living with the thing he loves. He is a man of integrity and, like me, a fan of the amateurs and anyone trying to do this for a living, whether that’s full-time, part-time, or some time in between.
  • Hokkaido Boat Abstracts

    David
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Halfway through this last trip to Hokkaido my brain needed a break from all the white, elegant, graphic stuff. Beautiful, to be sure, but I needed something tangental, something different. In part, I think, I wanted something manmade, probably longed for some colour as well. What I found in the old boat yards, the boats all up on blocks, some for just the winter, some – one sensed – for the rest of their lives, was exactly what I needed. Layers of paint, and fiberglass patches, combined with years of salt water, and the push of waves to create some amazing patterns, colourful…
  • Back from Hokkaido

    David
    18 Jan 2015 | 3:54 pm
    I got in from Japan yesterday and dove headlong into the blur of jetlag. By now I’m pretty good at the auto-pilot chores and the mindless digging out from the pile of things accumulated in my absence. It’s not just jetlag that makes it hard, but the more whole-body confusion that results from longing to be back where I just left while trying to be present here and at the same time plan for the next trip, which is only a month away. Less jet-lag and more nomadic dissonance. Hokkaido was amazing. Last time it was wildlife, this time short lenses and tripods and standing in waves or…
  • Postcards from Hokkaido

    David
    10 Jan 2015 | 12:23 am
    When I came to Hokkaido for the first time for a wildlife tour in 2013, I fell in love with the place. It’s vast, wild, elegant, and her people live close to the land. I left with a longing to return, so when Martin Bailey asked me to come back and do this trip again, but with a landscape emphasis, I jumped on it and we started planning. 5 days ago a number of old friends, and a handful of new ones, met Martin and I in Tokyo, though Cynthia and I arrived a few days before that to spend some time with a couple close friends. We spend our days, short as they are (Sunrise around 8, sunset…
  • Venice to Hokkaido via Vancouver

    David
    27 Dec 2014 | 2:49 am
    Saying goodbye is hard. When the person from whom you part ways is a city like Venice, it’s even harder. This trip more than any other has been amazing. With my surgery in February, and an uncertain recovery time, I didn’t think I’d get to Italy this year, so to be able to spend Christmas here, in a stunning little rented apartment on a canal, just out of reach of the tourist crowds, was an unexpected delight. I wrestled this time, as I always do, but it’s usually my muse with whom I wrestle, and this time she showed up most days, full of ideas and the warm flame of inspiration. No,…
 
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • Selects #29: Vacation

    Sarah Jacobs
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Whether vacation for you means experiencing a new culture for the first time, relaxing in the sun for a few days, or even kayaking your way to a clear head, sometimes we all deserve a good break. It goes without saying that we loved poring over the amazing vacation shots submitted via Lattice for this 29th Selects, our opt-in email that showcases PhotoShelter talent. You can see our top picks in the Selects email, here. Photo by Tomas Tyner Want to be featured in the next Selects? We’re looking for images of love for our Valentines Day themed edition going out Feb. 13, 2015. Submit via…
  • New Member Shout Outs: January Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    We’re starting off 2015 strong with a new batch of PhotoShelter members who are sharing their fantastic work on our templates. Below are a few members that caught our eye with their strong work, nifty logos and use of our Beam templates. Moe Kafer Moe Kafer’s Element homepage Name/Site: Moe Kafer PhotoShelter template: Element Member since: Dec. 19, 2014 Location: London Specialty and background: Moe is a food photographer who captures not only the dishes, but the people, scenery and culture surrounding it.  Working both in-studio and on-location in London and around the world,…
  • My Pretend Photo School

    Allen Murabayashi
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:02 pm
    It can be instructive to look across different creative industries to see how non-photographers are dealing with rapid change in society. We have written before about The Top 10 Things Photographers Wished They Learned in Photo School and What Photographers Really Should Be Learning in School – education is so vital to our individual and national success that we will continue to revisit the topic with relative frequency. As a music major, I was intrigued to read Ivan Trevino’s My Pretend Music School,  and found many parallels that could be extended to the photo industry.
  • 5 Tips for Shooting Concerts from Music Photographer Todd Owyoung

    Sarah Jacobs
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    Todd Owyoung is not only a highly accomplished music photographer, he’s also an avid blogger, and graphic designer for the marketing team here at PhotoShelter. With clients such as Rolling Stone, the New York Times, iHeartRadio and Red Bull – Todd’s experience has had him shooting a plethora of artists, from Taylor Swift to KISS. And while it’s the music that fuels his drive, it’s his skill for getting the perfect shot that’s kept him building an impressive client list over the past 9 years. Here, Todd dishes out his 5 major tips that all music and event…
  • Why Photographers Aren’t Artists

    Allen Murabayashi
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    William Deresiewicz penned a compelling piece at The Atlantic entitled “The Death of the Artist – and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur,” which chronicles the evolution of creatives from craftsmen to artists to artistic geniuses to professionals and finally to today’s creative entrepreneurs. His thesis suggests that the archetypal artist – that “solitary genius” – no longer exists, and hasn’t for a while. Artistic geniuses – think Beethoven – were products of a system of patronage. When that economic model ceased, the artist became a…
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    Photo Attorney

  • Congratulations to the Winners of the SearchMyImages.com Packages!

    Carolyn E. Wright
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Congratulations to the Photo Attorney® blog readers who won free packages from Search My Images: 1st Place – Kalliope Amorphous Butterfly – Copyright Kalliope Amorphous 2nd Place – Ron Schmidt Biscuit – Copyright Ron Schmidt 3rd Place – David Oppenheimer Trey – Copyright David Oppenheimer Thanks to all who participated and thanks to Search My Images for the prize packages! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Congratulations to the Winners of the SearchMyImages.com Packages!!
  • Save that Infringement Evidence Now!

    Carolyn E. Wright
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:13 am
    Once an infringer realizes that you have discovered the infringement, the infringer will try to get rid of its evidence. You likely will need that information later. Fortunately, you can take several steps to gather evidence of the infringement. Check the tips at Using Internet Tools to Gather Evidence of an Infringement, Part 1, and Using Internet Tools to Gather Evidence of an Infringement – Part 2 for a list of ways to collect the evidence. As mentioned in Part 1 of the blog posts above, the WayBack Machine at archive.org may have archived the infringer’s web page where the…
  • Win a Free Package from SearchMyImages.com

    Carolyn E. Wright
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    Want to know who is using your images online? Now there is an easy way to check. Search My Images is an image tracking service that keeps copyright owners informed about where and how their images are being used online. Now you can stop your images from being used without permission or get credit where it is due without wasting your valuable time searching for infringements. Knowing where your images are being used is the first step needed for copyright owners to protect their rights. Whether your photography collection consists of a few hundred images or tens of thousands, Search My…
  • Diary of a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit – 13 (Alternative Dispute Resolution)

    Carolyn E. Wright
    8 Jan 2015 | 7:26 pm
    African Wild Dog After Kill – Copyright Carolyn E. Wright Once you have filed a lawsuit, some federal courts will require the parties to select a method of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) to try to settle the case without going to trial. For example, in the Central District of California (“CACD”), the Local Rule states: Policy Re Settlement & ADR. It is the policy of the Court to encourage disposition of civil litigation by settlement when such is in the best interest of the parties. The Court favors any reasonable means to accomplish this goal.
  • U.S. Copyright Office Releases Report on Document Recordation

    Carolyn E. Wright
    7 Jan 2015 | 10:47 am
    The U.S. Copyright Office has released a report on recordation of copyright-related documents prepared by Professor Robert Brauneis of George Washington University Law School. While on sabbatical leave in 2013–14, Brauneis served as the Copyright Office’s first Abraham L. Kaminstein Scholar in Residence. Each year, authors, heirs, copyright owners, and others submit thousands of documents concerning hundreds of thousands of works to the Copyright Office for public recordation. Since 2011, the Office has been taking steps to reengineer its documents recordation system, which remains a…
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Little Darlings Launches At Tesco

    admin
    9 Jan 2015 | 2:33 am
    We’re super excited to announce the launch of our brand new product ‘Little Darlings’. Have you noticed that as we get older the years seem to fly by? Yet for young children a year is a relatively large proportion of their lives, and so much changes from one year to the next. This time next year your child will look – and indeed will be – very different from the way they are now! You may actually find it hard to remember back all the little details of exactly how they were just such a short while ago. So why not capture the essence of your child just as they are now in a…
  • Season’s Greetings

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:49 am
    Wishing You A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year As another year comes to an end, we wish to thank you sincerely for being with us, for your well wishes, support & custom and we very much look forward to 2015!Diary Date As always, we’re bringing new & innovative products and services to you. Just a head’s up for being with us, keep an eye out for our next email where you’ll be the first to find out about our brand new product launch on 9 & 10 Jan 2015. The launch is at Tesco’s Leighton Buzzard.Best Wishes       Farzana & Uzair…
  • 5 Top Tips For Business Headshots

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    New Year New Start? What are your hopes and aspirations for 2015? We hope that it is a good year for you and your career, and that this time next year you will be able to look back and celebrate the realisation of your visions and dreams. In this day and age, an effective online presence is essential to get ahead in the business world. Whether you have your own business or are employed by others, you need to ensure that all the information about you online is up to date and positive. We are all aware of the need to guard our digital footprint and avoid inaccurate or unhelpful information…
  • Leighton Buzzard Christmas Light Switch On 2014

    admin
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Leighton Buzzard came to life with a mixture of music, fireworks and festive fun last weekend. The event was to celebrate the official switch on of the Christmas lights by none other than our local superstar Mr. Frank Bruno. The weekend was organised with a variety of entertainment & activities which included a Christmas Craft market, food court, Santa’s Grotto and live entertainment. Leighton-Linslade Rotary Club provided plenty of Christmas spirit in the lead up to the official light switch on. Here’s a short video of the Christmas Lights switch on by Frank Bruno. Enjoy!
  • Family Portrait Photography

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

  • DPE Podcast 01.15.15 – In this episode we have an interview with Art Wolfe and Rick and Juan talk about wildlife photography

    Juan Pons
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    In this episode we have a VERY special guest, Art Wolfe. Plus Rick and Juan talk about Wildlife photography. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on iTunes so you…
  • DPE Podcast 01.01.15 – In this episode we have Rob Sheppard; Rick, Juan and Rob talk about their photo classes on Craftsy

    Juan Pons
    1 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    In this episode we have a special guest, Rob Sheppard. Rob is a good friend of both Rick and Juan. During this episode we talk about the classes we each have on Craftsy, and give some of the best tips we provide during our classes. Plus we have discount links on the show notes for our classes on Craftsy. 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…
  • DPE Podcast 12.15.14 – In this episode we have two interviews, Liz Quinlisk from X-Rite and with Sebastian Michaels

    Juan Pons
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:02 am
    In this episode we have two interviews, first with Liz Quinlisk from X-Rite and with Sebastian Michaels. We also have a special give away from our new sponsor. Make sure to listen to the podcast to find out how to win two f the most popular products from Macphun. 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”…
  • DPE Podcast 12.01.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan pick their favorite holiday gifts for photographers and we have an interview with Ron Pepper

    Juan Pons
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:33 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan pick their favorite holiday gifts for photographers and we have an interview with Ron Pepper from HDRSoft. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience…
  • DPE Podcast 11.15.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan talk about light and we have two interviews with Rick Friedman and Jim Schmelzer

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

  • Sapa in Photos | Vietnam

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    30 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Vietnam is a country of wonders, and yet there is a magical place of breathtaking beauty and incredible people that surpassed all my expectations during this photo trip. A typical Red Dao home nestled in the middle of the northern mountains, close to Sapa town in the small village of Ta Phin, is where we stayed. Home of the Red Dao and Black Hmong minorities, this is just one of the many hamlets scattered around the region. But first, we needed to get there. The long journey started in Hanoi, with a night train to Lao Cai that…
  • The Road to Halong Bay | Vietnam

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:16 am
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski As I keep processing the photos from the trip to Vietnam, I wanted to share a couple more from the journey to Halong Bay. One of the good things about hiring a private driver in places like this is that you pretty much can stop anywhere you want—and that’s exactly what our group did. After a couple of days in busy Hanoi, I was ready for some landscape action. Halong Bay was phenomenal but I was also eager to see more of the small villages and the people from the countryside. The photos below were made during quick stops for…
  • Think Thank Photo New Perception Backpacks

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:41 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski   Just got some news from Think Thank Photo, their new Perception Backpacks are now available. Designed with the Mirrorless user in mind, the Perception series comes in two colors, black and taupe, and three sizes.  The smallest size, The Perception Tablet™, accommodates a Mirrorless system and an iPad Mini. The largest size, the Perception Pro™, holds a 15″ laptop and a 10″ tablet, plus one Mirrorless body or small DSLR with a small to medium zoom attached (lens hood reversed).  Plus, the largest size fits…
  • Halong Bay in Photos | Vietnam

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:53 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski A refreshing breeze coming from the Gulf of Tokin is the perfect accompaniment to the breathtaking beauty of the over two thousand limestone islands emerging from its emerald waters. This is Halong Bay and I am relaxing and enjoying myself on the top deck of a typical junk boat exploring this mythical place. Halong is also known as “the Bay of Descending Dragons.” According to legend, the gods sent a family of dragons as protectors when Vietnam started to develop into a country and needed protection from invaders. The dragons…
  • F-Stop Tilopa BC Backpack Review

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:21 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski I have to shamelessly admit that I, as are many other photographers, am a camera bag junkie. Maybe the reason behind it is that I was never able to find the perfect fit for my needs. Granted, different situations or travel circumstances may require different type of bags. It’s not the same to go out for a walk in your neighborhood as it is to go on an overseas trip. As I mentioned in one of my prior posts, I am a big believer in going light. During the years I have purchased, used, tested, abused and torn apart all kinds of…
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    Vincent Mistretta's Blog

  • Signs of the Season

    Vincent Mistretta
    5 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    In all the craziness of the holiday season I was only able to photograph in Manhattan one evening. What I was trying to portray were some images of icons that were taken from a different vantage point. Unfortunately I don’t think my attempts were that good. But thats one of the reasons we keep trying […]
  • New Blog and Website

    Vincent Mistretta
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    I have been thinking about updating my blog and website for some time. The main reason was to take advantage of newer technologies that the old blog and website could not utilize. For example I wanted to be able to post larger images which the old blog could not handle. I also wanted to update […]
  • Northern Cardinals in Full Color

    Vincent Mistretta
    23 Jun 2014 | 4:30 am
    The Northern Cardinals in this area have been in great form this season. The males have been very dark in color and in relatively good shape (no beak chips) :-). Interestingly I did some research on why the Cardinals at my feeders might be in better shape this year and found an interesting piece of […]
  • Connecticut Trail Days

    Vincent Mistretta
    9 Jun 2014 | 4:30 am
    This weekend was CT Trail Days. Since the weather was spectacular I thought I would visit a local nature center to celebrate :-). I have to admit that I do not particularly like any of these images, it was just nice to get out, hike for a few hours and make some images. The location […]
  • First Hairy Woodpecker

    Vincent Mistretta
    2 Jun 2014 | 4:30 am
    I don’t know if I have just gotten better at identifying birds, become more observant in my observations or there is a real change in the migrating patterns I am seeing this year. The results however have been pretty meaningful. I have observed several new species (here, here and here) for my neck of the […]
 
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    Photography News

  • Top photography links of the week #3 2015

    Diana Topan
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    January 25, 2015 /Photography News/ Send your suggestions for inclusion in our next weekly roundup:Twitter: @PhotoNewsProFacebook: PhotographyN31 Rolls Of Undeveloped Film By Unknown WWII Soldier Discovered And RestoredThese Pin-Up Photos From 'Shameless Photography' Show That Every Body Is GorgeousLife in Lagos: Building the City, One Bucket at a TimeAn Outdoor Photo Exhibition Built Into a Giant Snow Camera and Film SculptureContemporary photography shines at this year's London art fairUp close and personal, learn Macro Photography with PhotoionAfter the bomb: photographs show Japan’s…
  • Up close and personal, learn Macro Photography with Photoion

    Diana Topan
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:01 am
    January 23, 2015 /Photography News/ Macro photography can be one of the more difficult photography forms. It requires a good grasp of focus and depth of field to make sure that all elements of the subject are properly in focus. Macro photography can be especially useful when photographing products, food, or wildlife. A well composed macro image can both show off a subject in the best light for sales purposes, but also wow the viewer. On the 5th of February, Photoion Photography school will be running a Macro Photography Course; allowing photographers of all skills to learn how to…
  • Top photography links of the week #2 2015

    Diana Topan
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:20 am
    January 18, 2015 /Photography News/ Send your suggestions for inclusion in our next weekly roundup:Twitter: @PhotoNewsProFacebook: PhotographyNChurches burned in Niger, photographer shot in the chest in Pakistan and violent clashes in Jordan: Muslim world reacts angrily to Charlie Hebdo's 'survivor' editionA Lost Story of Segregated America From LIFE’s First Black PhotographerRemembering John Dillwyn Llewelyn Early Swansea PhotographyThe importance of protecting freelancersThe Most Popular Cameras Of 2014, According To FlickrIn Photos: Remembering Photographer Frances Benjamin JohnstonMike…
  • In Photos: Remembering Photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston

    Diana Topan
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:21 am
    January 15, 2015 /Photography News/ Born 151 years ago, on 15 January 1864, Frances Benjamin Johnston was one of the earliest American female photographers and photojournalists.She received her first camera from George Eastman - the inventor of the Eastman Kodak cameras - and was trained by Thomas William Smillie, the director of photography at the Smithsonian Institute. Johnston began her professional life as an artist-reporter. Sensing a changing trend in journalistic illustration while working as the Washington correspondent for a New York newspaper, she turned to photography.She made…
  • Remembering John Dillwyn Llewelyn: Early Swansea Photography

    Diana Topan
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:50 am
    January 12, 2015 /Photography News/ In the middle of the 19th century a group of people in Swansea, Wales, became captivated by a new invention - photography. Between 1841 and 1856, John Dillwyn Llewelyn (1810-1882) of Penlle’r-gaer, his family, and many of their acquaintances experimented with, and even developed, exciting new photographic processes. They compiled the world's first family albums with photographs of their friends and relations that reveal the warmth and delight of life within the walls of the great landed estates of Victorian Wales.John Dillwyn Llewelyn, was born 205 years…
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    Carl J Licari photography

  • Amateur Radio Equipment

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

    7 Dec 2014 | 5:33 am
    Last week we chronicled how my wife found a four week old puppy, in a bag, on the side of a country road. After only four days of care and feeding her appearance has changed to that of what one would hope a young puppy should be.Meet Brodie
  • People That Dump Dogs...

    1 Dec 2014 | 9:53 pm
       We have all heard the stories, but it's not until you witness it with your own eyes do you begin to feel the heartlessness of some people.    Yesterday, while two women were out for a walk on a country road, they happened upon a red pillow case on the side of the road. The pillow case began to move! Much to the shock of the women, a small animal crawled out from inside. What first appeared to be a cat soon took the form of a tiny puppy! They picked up the puppy and brought her home where she is being properly cared for. A vet check revealed the puppy is four weeks old…
  • 1300 Pounds of Fragility

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

    18 Oct 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Amateur radio friends gathered to help a fellow ham remove antennas from his 100 ft tower in North Texas. With the help of a massive crane at 20 meter, 30 meter and 40 meter stack was dismantled from a 22 ft, 3 inch chrome-moly mast.
 
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    cinema5D » News

  • Satirical FS7 Test Video Will Leave You in Tears (Laughing)

    Nino Leitner
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:38 am
    Let’s face it. Most of the community reading this site and certainly the whole team at cinema5D are nerds. Camera nerds. There’s no denying. All too often we torture our friends and loved ones with the latest and greatest tool we acquired, sometimes they even have to star in our camera tests. Truth be told, they couldn’t care less about our weird obsession with technical details. So when I stumbled across this recent “Sony FS7 Test” by Jon Cole on Vimeo, I was almost rolling on the floor laughing. A brilliant reminder on how we shouldn’t take ourselves too…
  • Atomos fixes Shogun blue flash error when recording 4K

    Tim Fok
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Atomos has released a firmware update to fix the Shogun Blue Flash error users were having when recording 4K with the Sony A7S and Panasonic GH4. If you’re an early adopter of the Atomos Shogun 4K workflow, you may be familiar with the above screen grab. The issue has been gaining a bit of momentum online, with many users troubleshooting various hard drive and cable combinations in attempt to locate the problem. After finally having my Shogun and A7S in the same place I was conducting some tests and discovered the phenomenon myself. Atomos has responded very quickly, last week releasing…
  • Edelkrone Demo Program lets you Try Before You Buy

    Tim Fok
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Ever wanted a bit of kit, but been put off by all the unknowns? Will it fit in with what I already have? What’s the build quality like? Does it actually work? Well now, with Edelkrone products you don’t have to ponder, as their Demo Program allows you to try any bit of kit before you buy. Like anything of this sort, there are a few terms but for U.S customers, Edelkrone offers up to 3 week loans with any bit of kit, free of charge, including shipping. The key word in the above sentence is customer, in order to be applicable for the demo program you have to be an existing customer,…
  • Defy G2X – The Gimbal that requires no stand

    Tim Fok
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    Defy has officially announced the G2X, a lightweight gimbal designed for mirrorless and small DSLRs that when inverted allows balancing without a stand. The G2X is Defy’s smallest and lightest gimbal stabilizer. Weighing 4.5lbs with a load capacity of 3.5lbs. It is designed for use with mirrorless and small DSLR cameras. The Defy G2X has a series of pre-selected auto tuned modes for various camera weights, you cannot control the gimbal through dedicated software. The Defy can operate in two modes, standard and inverted. It will recognize which mode you require by sensing the…
  • Zacuto Gratical HD EVF extensive Review – the best viewfinder?

    Nino Leitner
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:02 pm
    If you have been in the business for a while as a cameraman already, you might remember a time when there were cameras that you could just pick up for the first time “out of the box” or from the TV station that hired you and you were able to use it “as is”. Amount of different cameras Nowadays, the amount of different camera brands and models that we are using as professionals on a daily basis is constantly increasing. The average professional has a number of different cameras he’s working with, or hires them on occasion. There isn’t “one camera for the right job”, there’s…
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Robin + Joe | Couple Session

    jasongphoto
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Gina’s... The post Robin + Joe | Couple Session appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Heather + Chris | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Gina’s... The post Heather + Chris | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Kali + Jonathan | Married

    jasongphoto
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Gina’s... The post Kali + Jonathan | Married appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Kali + Jonathan | Rehearsal Dinner

    jasongphoto
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Gina’s... The post Kali + Jonathan | Rehearsal Dinner appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Danielle + Jarrod | Engaged

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

  • Episode 2.6 – Ken Schles

    Bryan Formhals
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Episode 2.6 – Ken Schles I have to confess. There are serious gaps in my understanding of photography history. I didn’t study it at school. I’m completely self-taught. I’ve done my best over the years to educate myself, but there’s still plenty I’m missing. That was the case with Invisible City by Ken Schles. It was a name I’d read in a few articles here and there, but I’d never seen it. It was a collectors item. Over the last few years I’ve been fortunate enough to speak with Ken a few times at various gatherings. Those conversations have…
  • Episode 2.5 – Ola Billmont

    Bryan Formhals
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Episode 2.5 – Ola Billmont  I met Ola Billmont last fall in Los Angeles when I was there for a group show. He was visiting, and within five minutes of meeting him I watched him make candid photographs with his flash just off Hollywood Blvd. This fall he dropped me a line to say he’d be in New York, so we met up for a few drinks where I suggested we record on episode. A few days later on Halloween, we met up at Tom’s place in Bushwick and talked about his photography, gear and Lars Tunebjork’s book Vinter, which is one of my favorites. It was the first time he’d seen the book,…
  • Episode 2.4 – Christaan Felber

    Bryan Formhals
    10 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    Episode 2.4 – Christaan Felber Christaan Felber studied photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology with producer and audio engineer Tom Starkweather. He told me about Chris’ book on boxing and then introduced me to him a few weeks later. I thought he’d make a good guest for the podcast because he self-published his book and also happens to be a hustling freelance photographer in New York City, working for clients like the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, ESPN The Magazine, and Vogue. com.  We met up at Tom’s place in Bushwick and had a nice…
  • Episode 2.3 – Mathieu Asselin & Olia Yatskevich

    Bryan Formhals
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Episode 2.3 – Mathieu Asselin & Olia Yatskevich  As I mentioned last week, we recorded the episode with IPG at the apartment of Mathieu Asselin and Olia Yatskevich in Long Island City as part of a double header. This week, I’m excited to share the conversation I had with Olia and Mathieu who each have a unique perspective on photography and photobooks. Olia is one of the collaborators behind 10×10 Photobooks, and the popular Photobooks group on Facebook. You will have a difficult time finding anyone more passionate and knowledgeable about photobooks than Olia.
  • Episode 2.2 – Yoshi & Tamara Kametani

    Bryan Formhals
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Episode 2.2 – Yoshi & Tamara Kametani  Yoshi & Tamara were one of the first guests last season. We had a nice conversation, even though I had no idea what I was doing. This year they contributed to ‘Photographers’ Sketchbooks’ so I ended up working closely with them which allowed me to learn more about their process. The more I’ve learned about their photography, the more I’ve come to respect and admire them as artists.  As collaborators they’re in sync when discussing their projects and ideas, but they each retain their…
 
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    Photography Life

  • The Perks of Switching Camera Systems

    Romanas Naryškin
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:59 am
    The choice of the first camera system is an exciting one. Why would it not be? You get to pick the first camera to buy, the first lens, and you spend so much time reading reviews, forums and asking friends for advice. I know I did – some eight years ago, I was admiring such cameras as the Canon 30D and 40D, and was seriously eyeing the 400D which was then within the budget of a teenager me. Nikon D200 looked out of this world and the then-announced D300 was a camera of dreams. All of these models, now obsolete from a technological standpoint (much like the D700 I now own and love), were…
  • Recommended Canon 7D Mark II Settings

    Nasim Mansurov
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Being a specialized tool for sports and wildlife photography, the recently announced Canon 7D Mark II is a popular choice among many Canon shooters, thanks to its impressive 10 fps continuous shooting speed, a sizable buffer, high-end 65-point AF system and a solid weather-proof build. Along with these pro-level features, the 7D Mark II comes with numerous buttons and a sophisticated menu system that can be pretty overwhelming for even intermediate-level photographers. To help guide our readers through these features and menus, we decided to share the settings our team has been using on the…
  • Photographing Birds on the Niagara River with Nikon 1 70-300mm Lens

    Thomas Stirr
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:49 pm
    As a brief follow up to my Photographing Tundra Swans with Tamron 150-600 article, this piece features a small selection of bird-in-flight images taken along the Niagara River with a Nikon 1 V2 with the Nikon 1 CX 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 lens.It is important that I state up front that I really struggled deciding to even write this article as the image quality is not up to the standard that I prefer to show to readers. Unfortunately trying to shoot white birds on greyish backgrounds accentuated the Nikon 1 system weaknesses and the lack of dynamic range is very apparent. I finally decided that since…
  • Recommended Nikon D7100 Settings

    Nasim Mansurov
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:36 pm
    I am in the process of reviewing the Canon 7D Mark II for which I had to borrow the Nikon D7100 to compare image quality and other camera features, so I thought doing an article on the recommended settings for the D7100 would be useful to our readers. Although the Nikon D7100 is not a direct competitor to the 7D Mark II (many are still waiting for a D300S replacement), it is still a solid camera that is used for a variety of different needs by many photographers. And despite its crippled buffer capacity, the D7100 is often used for both wildlife and sports photography needs. Since the camera…
  • Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC Lens Released

    Romanas Naryškin
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Back in September last year, Tamron announced the development of a rather interesting wide-angle lens. Not only does it feature a very useful focal length range for landscapes, architecture and documentary style photography, but also allows a fairly wide aperture of f/2.8 and image stabilization. The lens has now been officially released in three mounts – Nikon, Canon and Sony (Vibration Correction is omitted for Sony variant). At a fairly reasonable price of $1200, it ever so slightly undercuts the Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 VR lens (which also happens to be slower), significantly undercuts…
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  • Ed Cooper: Mountaineer, Rock Climber And Large Format Photographer

    David Leland Hyde
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:50 am
    Rock Climber And Mountaineer Ed Cooper Packed A Large Format Camera To The Top Of Many Of North America’s Highest Peaks Now He Speaks Out About His Explorations, First Ascents, Sierra Club Books, Conservation And Philip Hyde’s Contribution Short Bio of Ed Cooper Ed Cooper, author and photographer, working with a newly acquired 5×7 Gundlach Bundschu view camera, top of Mt. Reynolds, Glacier National Park, Washington, copyright Ed Cooper Collection 1964. Ed Cooper is a pioneer mountaineer and fine art photographer who lives in the California wine country. At age 16, he climbed…
  • Best Photographs Of 2014

    David Leland Hyde
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:14 pm
    2014 The Year In Review The Year 2014 was one of my most prolific since I started photographing 39 years ago when my father, American wilderness photographer Philip Hyde, gave me a Pentax K1000… Many people don’t realize that I have two of my own portfolios of images on Philip Hyde.com at the bottom of the dropdown menu after 26 portfolios of drum and flatbed scans of Dad’s classic color transparencies, as well as black and white prints, originally captured on medium and large format film. For a brief background on my travel and adventures in childhood and after read,…
  • Four New Philip Hyde Authorized Releases From Slickrock With Edward Abbey

    David Leland Hyde
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    Philip Hyde And Edward Abbey First Meet In The Remote Wilderness Of Canyonlands Near Spanish Bottom–Ardis Hyde’s Travel Log The purpose of the now classic book, Slickrock: Endangered Canyons of the Southwest by Edward Abbey and Philip Hyde was to help in the conservation efforts to expand Canyonlands National Park and to aid in developing wilderness or national park protection for the Escalante River Canyons. Below read about the section of the project where Philip Hyde photographed the Escalante River and Ernie’s Country in Capitol Reef National Park and The Maze,…
  • The Making Of “Reflection Pool, Escalante River Side Canyon”

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

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

    sesame
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:03 pm
    While it has been 2015 for a few weeks now, I am on the countdown to Friday when school starts and I can get back to my work. That is when the real new year begins for me. I have written it here (and on social media) before, but I can’t juggle, multitask or balance. I am not good at whatever the current buzzword is for making mothers feel like they have to do everything across all aspects of their lives, perfectly and simultaneously. My family is unquestionably the love of my life, however I also want and need to do my work. I can’t do both well at the same time. If I try, I…
  • My new job title for 2015, Head of Loss Prevention. A helpful review and giveaway just in time for school!

    sesame
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:59 am
    Brought to you by Nuffnang and Brother I can tell that it is getting close to back to school time, not only by the fact that my kids are climbing the walls with an unfulfilled desire for learning, but because ads for labelling products are popping up everywhere, from online shops to the emails of every parenting site I have ever signed up for. I’m advised to label their shoes, their undies, each and every pencil. Label all the things!  Cute labels are sold everywhere, but since I decided to give my kids names hardly ever never found on pre-printed stickers, I would have to place a…
  • Crazy dream come true.

    sesame
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:47 pm
    I can’t believe I am finally wrapping up my Dubai posts. The entire adventure seems like a dream now that it has been a month that I have been back home. Reflecting on Dubai though, I feel “dream” is a wonderfully appropriate word to describe the city, as well as any opportunity one may have to spend time there. And what better way to send off this whole experience than with the dreamlike tale of my first ever hot air balloon ride. I will begin by confessing that I was terrified of hot air ballooning. How would it feel being suspended in the air with nothing but a giant…
  • 7 real life reasons I run…

    sesame
    11 Jan 2015 | 9:34 pm
    I know there are a lot of articles out there these days on the benefits of running. There are blogs and forums and Facebook groups dedicated to this one form of exercise. You will find wonderful ones filled with advice and inspiration. I’m with them on the health benefits. I have written before about hard work, beauty and the pain around running, but today I am getting real with my reasons. 1) No one touches me or asks me for food or toilet paper or to put a dress on a Polly Pocket. There are no fights to breakup, no rogue sheep in Minecraft to kill…not even the dog can bother me…
  • Experiencing the heart of art in Dubai

    sesame
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Sitting much lower than the skyscraping buildings and decidedly less shiny than a lot of what we saw, lies what I feel is the real beauty of Dubai, Alserkal Avenue. As the centre for arts in the area, this group of unassuming warehouses is home to galleries, a private museum, a community hub with a cinema screening room and my personal favourite spot in the UAE, Gulf Photo Plus. Already encompassing enough varied art spaces to make even NYC jealous, Alserkal Avenue is set to double in size next year making way for more of what is already on offer as well as artists studios. If I learned…
 
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    Unshaken Photography

  • Commercial photography – why is it ignored

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

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

    NickW
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:31 am
    Why turn fully automatic off on your camera   For many people a shiny new digital camera – whether that be a neat little compact, fancy looking hybrid or impressive DSLR offers a whole world of opportunity however that new piece of kit also presents a big problem. You open the box peer inside before holding your new gadget and then normally fire off a few shots feeling rather pleased. The big problem then presents itself – what do all the buttons do and what happens if I move away from fully automatic?     We tend to get five types of attendees on our beginners…
  • Think you are cut out to become a professional photographer? Take this quiz

    NickW
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:21 am
    Want to become a professional photographer? Test your potential.   There’s no doubt about it, being a professional photographer is a pretty great way to make a living however as with all things in life it isn’t quite as easy as it seems and it certainly isn’t for everyone.  The majority of photographers I know work for themselves which has both pro’s and con’s about it but I like to think that the pro’s outweigh the cons.  Becoming a pro snapper isn’t any harder than running any other business although the idea of it seems to appeal to a big…
  • How to take great portraits outside (on location)

    NickW
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    How do I take photographs of people outside? Being able to take a lovely portrait image outside is always rewarding but for many people they can never quite get it right.  More often than not your subject ends up either squinting, becoming a bit too dark or one side of their face becomes overly bright whilst the other is clothed in darkness.   It is a strange fact that the majority of people I ask know one rule of photography and yet that rule is wrong – try it yourself, heres the question. “When taking a photograph of a person outside where do I as the photographer want to…
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • Proven Ways to Add Impact to Your Photos

    Chris Corradino
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:56 am
    The wow factor is something all artists strive to achieve. Whether you're focusing on painting, photography, or drawing, the goal is the same. You want people to look at your work and have a big reaction. A gasp, a sigh, an exclamation point; all of these show an emotional connection with your art. Creating images with impact may not happen every time out. Yet, with these tips, you can improve your chances of success.
  • Inside the Dali Museum, St. Pete, Florida

    Chris Corradino
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:38 am
    Entering the Dali museum was similar to climbing inside the mind space of two immensely creative individuals. I was there to see a rare Picasso/Dali exhibit in which their works appeared side by side.  Before entering the galleries, I took some time to photograph the impressive interior of the recently completed building.  “I am not strange, I am just not normal.” - Salvador Dali
  • New Images: Birds of Florida

    Chris Corradino
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:56 am
    Florida is one of the better bird watching spots I've had the pleasure of photographing. Many of the animals are remarkably comfortable being viewed even at close distances. This makes for a unique wildlife photography opportunity. With a warm climate and abundance of water, the gulf coast is home to a massive variety of breeds. Some of my favorites are Great Blue Herons, Tri-Colored Herons, Egrets, Storks, Cranes, Cormorants, Moorhens, and Anhingas. I was able to see all of these and more in a single weekend near Clearwater. Moorhen Anhinga Juvenile Stork Great Blue Heron Tri-colored Heron…
  • 3 Photo Printing Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

    Chris Corradino
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:12 am
    If your printed photos look different from the version on your computer, the culprit may not be the lab. Chances are, you just need to make a few adjustments for better results. If this sounds a bit daunting, don't worry, you're not alone. This subject is one of the most common sources of frustration for photography students. While it may appear unnecessarily technical at first, it's not nearly as complicated as you might imagine. In this new tutorial, I detail the main considerations to get you back on track.  
  • sRGB or RGB?

    Chris Corradino
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:04 am
    If the colors of your print look very dull or just plain inaccurate, you may have used the wrong color space. Check your camera menu right now. Does it say Adobe RGB? If so, you have just found the cause of the problem. Simply change it to sRGB in your camera menu and don't look back. The reason is simple; it gives the most consistent results. Not only does it work well for printing, but also for images shared on the web. Now there will be some experts who proclaim Adobe RGB to be superior as it technically captures more colors. While this is true in theory, it does not translate well in…
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    Brian Matiash Photography

  • What’s In My Bag #3 – The Big Island, Hawaii – Jan 2015

    Brian Matiash
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Alas, when a crazy Black Friday sale by Alaska Airlines presented itself to me, I was immediately curious. So you say that I can fly directly from Portland to Kona for $350 round trip? That definitely warrants a “Book Now” click. This trip will be different than most because it’s the first time that I’ll be putting a pair of Sony Action Cam PoV cameras to use while we trek around the island. I’m hoping to get some unique clips from inside and outside of the Jeep Wrangler that we rented along with coastal time-lapse shots. In any case, I put this video together…
  • Redemption on the Racetrack Playa

    Brian Matiash
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:48 pm
    The last time I visited the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park was in January of 2013. Despite it being utterly obvious to even write, I was a totally different photographer than I am today. I saw things differently, reacted to things differently, and composed things differently. My camera was different and my choice of lens was, too. On top of that, I had to contend with the excitement and novelty that comes with your first time actually stepping foot on the playa and seeing those legendary sailing stones just sitting there. Creativity-wise, it can be overload for photographers.
  • The Catch-22 of the Mesquite Dunes

    Brian Matiash
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:44 pm
    On one hand, I think it’s great that the National Parks Service has made it so easy for even the modestly mobile tourist to park their car and walk up to the beautiful Mesquite Dunes within Death Valley National Park. Standing in the midst of these beautiful formations is something that everyone should experience. However, the downside becomes exceptionally apparent quite quickly, especially in the absence of wind. And thus I find myself in a catch-22. Given that our workshop was held over a holiday weekend, we anticipated for more dense tourism over the weekend and, for the most part,…
  • The Otherworldly Cottonball Basin

    Brian Matiash
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I have to admit that I’m a bit proud of myself for not going on an absolute lunacy-driven spell after spending a week without virtually any cell signal. Fortunately, I’m pleased to say that the photo workshop led by me and my good bud, James Brandon, went very well! We took our students to a variety of locations within Death Valley National Park and guided them through photo experiences such as watching the sun rise over the Mesquite Sand Dunes, light-painting a dense forest of Joshua Trees, and seeing the last light fall upon the sailing stones of the Racetrack Playa, in…
  • What’s In My Bag #2 – Death Valley Shoot, Dec 2015

    Brian Matiash
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:26 pm
    I’m heading off to Death Valley National Park to teach a workshop with my good buddy, James Brandon, and I thought it’d be a good opportunity to put together another “What’s in my bag?” video. Feel free to leave any question in the comments section. The post What’s In My Bag #2 – Death Valley Shoot, Dec 2015 appeared first on Brian Matiash Photography.
 
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • A View of the Long Island Sound as seen from Caumsett

    Lily Hydrangea
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Happy belated New Year everyone! I spent a couple of days over the holiday hiking along both the North Shore of Long Island as well as the South.  I shot the scene above, the Monday after Christmas. The scene below was taken from directly behind me. I'm glad I took advantage of the unusually warm weather - especially after today's Arctic like cold.
  • My New Wallpaper...Ho Ho Ho

    Lily Hydrangea
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The weird border is part of my television sets frame - I shot this photo from my TV during the tree lighting ceremony. I like the colors and giant snowflake designs projected onto the building behind it. I have much better photos of Rockefeller Center here with this one being my favorite.Have a merry weekend everyone.; )
  • More scenes from Wickenden Street

    Lily Hydrangea
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:11 pm
    I love Wickenden Street in Providence. It still has the cultural buzz of college atmosphere without the crazy vibe of popular frenetic Thayer Street. This holiday decorated door is the entrance to (as well as outside view of) Amy's - a place I never fail to visit whenever I am in Providence.
  • Black Horse in the Rain

    Lily Hydrangea
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    This is what today feels like, except with an extra dose of rain.
  • Christmas Cactus and Reflections in Providence

    Lily Hydrangea
    6 Dec 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Almost one year ago to this very day, I shot this Christmas Cactus on Wickenden Street in Providence. Funny sentence eh? I've shared winter orchids form this same florist earlier this year here.If you are experiencing a very rainy and overcast day like I am, maybe this photo will help brighten up your evening.
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  • A Conversation With Talented 16 Year Old Photographer Noah Yager

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:35 am
    My name is Noah Yager and I’m 16 years old. I grew up in New England and moved to Germany three years ago, which is about the same time that I started to get interested in photography. For a long time, it was impossible for me to define my style but now I would say that it is mostly nature and landscapes, occasionally portraits and urban shots. In my opinion Ravi Vora’s work is the best expression of this style.  “Explore, and don’t be afraid to go off the beaten path! My best photographs were taken from odd perspectives “ In one sentence what has photography…
  • 18 Inspiring Photographers To Follow This Month

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
    Need inspiration? Meet 18 trending photographers whose photos we love. There are so many talented photographers in the ViewBug community and many more joining on a day to day basis; its so hard to find all of them and to make sure you are following these talented photographers.  For this reason we are featuring 18 must follow photographers from our talented community chosen from among thousands. Checkout their profiles, follow them and award their photos, they’ll love it! jordanmcrae louisloizidesmitsu Jamie-MacArthur Carlotta przemyslawchola svetlana56 Eddienguyen03 larrymarshall…
  • Quick Tips To Improve Your Long Exposure Photos By PaulPersys

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    We are happy to share our chat with PaulPersys winner of the Dodho Volume 3 Photo Contest. Paul is a photographer from Edinburgh in UK and has already received over 1,500 Awards on ViewBug, checkout his full gallery! 3 quick tips on how to take long aperture photography: 1. Use the most stable tripod you can (with a remote release) 2. Try to identify ALL the moving and static elements within the composition so as to have an idea as to what the final output will look like (minor unseen movements can seriously undermine the overall look of an image!) 3. Don’t push the apertures used…
  • Master Your Craft, Break The Rules and Enjoy – A Tutorial and Conversation with ViewBug Member Soulkey

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    “Which of my photographs is my favourite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow“ – Soulkey   1. Hi Soulkey, tell us a bit about yourself, how do you describe your photography style? Hi everybody, my name is Victor Hamke and I’m a 27 year old guy from the middle part of Germany. I finished my studies in Literary, Cultural and Media Studies – but I think that any degree is more or less meaningless for artists; dedication will always show itself through your images and that is all that counts. My photography style is composing-heavy, dark, sometimes melancholic,…
  • 20 Colorful Shots from The Colors Of Autumn Photo Contest Finalists!

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing the colors of Autumn in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Animoto.  Animoto Pro is more than just a slideshow. A marketing, presentation and sales tool used by top photographers, Animoto creates emotionally-charged videos of your work in minutes. A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Martin Lugger for his collaboration as a guest judge. Martin Lugger, born in the mountains of Austria is the director of Martin Lugger Studios which was founded in 2001. As a professional photographer…
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    Martin Bailey Photography

  • Hokkaido Landscape Photography Adventure 2015 #2 (Podcast 458)

    Martin Bailey
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:49 pm
    Following on from last week, today I walk you through the second half of my Hokkaido Landscape Photography Adventure, a new tour that I just completed with special guest David duChemin and a group of incredibly talented photographers. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. We pick up the trail on January 11, 2015, when we drove back down the west coast of Hokkaido, the northern-most island of Japan, to photograph a small fishing harbour that I’d visited during my 2011…
  • Hokkaido Landscape Photography Adventure 2015 #1 (Podcast 457)

    Martin Bailey
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:26 pm
    Last week, I completed a 12 day Hokkaido Landscape Photography Adventure with special guest David duChemin and 13 other amazing photographers. This was the first landscape only tour that I’ve done in Hokkaido, and we had a pretty amazing time, so from today I’m going to walk you through a selection of photographs from the tour to give you a taste of what we got up to. 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. Before we start looking at the images, let me give you a little…
  • Saying Hi from Hokkaido (Podcast 456)

    Martin Bailey
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    With a few minutes in my hotel room before dinner, I figured I’d just record a quick message to say hi from Hokkaido on day eight of our first landscape only photography adventure. To hear my message listen with the below audio player, and here are the selection of photos that I mention. I hope you enjoy them. Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. I have updated the 2016 tour page too. There may be a few tweaks based on experience from last four days of the tour, but it will go ahead so if you’d like to join us please sign-up…
  • My 2014 Top Ten Photographs (Podcast 455)

    Martin Bailey
    3 Jan 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Following on from last week, when I walked you through my selection process, this week I’m going to tell you a bit about the 10 photographs that I selected as my 2014 Top Ten. 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. Before we jump in and start to walk through my top ten, I’d like to thank all of you that posted a link to your own top selection for the year against last week’s podcast about the select process. It was great seeing your selections, and I encourage anyone…
  • 2014 Top Ten Photographs Selection Process (Podcast 454)

    Martin Bailey
    28 Dec 2014 | 11:37 pm
    With 2014 almost over, and no more shoots planned for this year, I went through my yearly exercise of selecting my top ten photographs, and today I share my selection process with you, as I believe this exercise is something that many of us can benefit from. I’ll be talking a little about each of my final selected ten images in next week’s episode. 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. I find it incredibly valuable to select my top ten each year. It gives us a holistic view…
 
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    Jim Brandenburg

  • JE SUIS CHARLIE

    Brandenburg Gallery
    7 Jan 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones of the shooting in Paris today. We have a colleague, Fabrice Nicolino that was shot and severely wounded in the incident. He is an environmental journalist and strong advocate of the wolf. He is a close friend with some members of our NATURE 365 team. He was an unfortunate victim of hate like the wolves he has tried so hard to protect. We wish him well in his recovery efforts. I'm sure his voice will soon ring again as loudly as the wolf howls that echo in the forests of the world.Jim Brandenburg
  • Happy New Year!

    Heidi Brandenburg
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Celebrationwww.nature365.tv  For many of us this is now a time of reflection. As I recount things that have touched my life this past year I am fairly startled, elated. Rarely have I seen such a dramatic swing of events that have caused such huge consequences on my immediate environment and myself. However there was one recent event that now stands out above the others. In later days I will share in this space other events and new exciting projects that I have been involved in this past year. This last day of the year finds me in Western France putting some final touches on a…
  • Pic of the Week (December 26, 2014): DOS 60 Dew Pearls.

    Brandenburg Gallery
    26 Dec 2014 | 7:59 am
    "Spider webs and pearls.......both simply elegant. ~DianneBrandenburg GalleryRavenwood StudiosPic of the Week (December 26, 2014): DOS 60 Dew Pearls.Pic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special PricingPurchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week it is featured (Dec. 26 - Jan. 01)! Contact the Brandenburg Gallery in Ely, Minnesota (877) 493-8017 to take…
  • 2015 Jim Brandenburg Calendars! NOW $10

    Brandenburg Gallery
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:10 pm
    NOW THESE ARE ALL $10MN Conservation Volunteer- MN Wild Orchids SOLD OUT! Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center $10Sigurd Olson's Listening Point $10You can also contact the Brandenburg Gallery in Ely, Minnesota (877) 493-8017 to purchase any of Jim's beautiful calendars before we run out. 
  • Pic of the Week (December 19, 2014) NW803 TIPI WINTER SNOWFALL

    Brandenburg Gallery
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:26 am
    "May you have warmth in your tipi, and peace in your heart." (inspired from a native blessing, unknown author)  Holiday Greetings!  ~MilliBrandenburg GalleryRavenwood StudiosPic of the Week (December 19, 2014): NW803 TIPI WINTER SNOWFALLPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special PricingPurchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week it is featured (Dec. 19…
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    Tamron Blog: Angle of View

  • Bokeh For Beginners

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

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

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

    Jeff Allen
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    By Jeff Allen Between my visits to photo specialty stores, events around the country, and the Tamron Tailgate Tour, I am fortunate to have seen and photographed a lot of beautiful and fascinating places around the country. However, one of my absolute favorite places happens to be in my own “backyard” – Rocky Mountain National Park just above Estes Park, Colorado. Fly On Fleabane Tamron 16-300 VC PZD at 300mm at lens min focus distance of 15.3" from the sensor, providing a macro magnification of 1:2.9 ISO: 200, Shutter speed: 1/125 sec, Aperture: f9 So with a few days off the road,…
  • Spring Has Arrived

    Ed Heaton
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    By Ed Heaton As spring has finally arrived here in Eastern Pennsylvania I’m excited and feel renewed about shooting the beautiful spring growth. Although she’s running a little late this year (spring that is), the trees are coming to life and the flowers are sprouting up saying look at me! This is a busy time of year for me capturing spring greens and fresh colors along with teaching spring workshops. Life is good!!! I thought I would share a few tips for making the most of your spring photography: Isolate - Make your subject clear. If you are photographing a group of flowers, isolate…
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    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog

  • Shooting Ultra High Shutter Speeds with the Fuji X-T1

    Dan Bailey
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Last month, Fujifilm released a major firmware update for the X-T1 camera, which added 27 new features. One of the coolest additions is an electronic shutter (ES) option that lets you shoot at ultra high shutter speeds. If you enable the … Continue reading →
  • Read My Cover Story in the New Issue of CLARITY

    Dan Bailey
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:16 pm
    The latest issue of CLARITY: Photography Beyond The Camera is now out, and I’m excited to announce that I’ve got the cover story! Not only does my photo appear on the front of the magazine, the issue contains an 1,800 word feature story … Continue reading →
  • Shooting Winter Landscapes with a Short Telephoto

    Dan Bailey
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    When it comes to shooting landscapes, we often default to wide angles. Yes, the wide lenses do work great for capturing grand scenes in the outdoors, but photography is not about always doing the obvious. If you want to expand … Continue reading →
  • Fuji XF 50-140 f/2.8 Weather Sealed Lens Now Shipping

    Dan Bailey
    7 Jan 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Fujifilm has been steadily building a high quality lens system for the X camera system during the past few years. However, so far, what’s been missing from the lineup has been a fast tele zoom. You know, something along the lines of … Continue reading →
  • New Years are Like Blank Journals

    Dan Bailey
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    Brand new journals are great, aren’t they? You start them off by staring at a thick stack of blank pages and reveling in the excitement of how you might fill them during the course of the next few months. Whether your journal of … Continue reading →
 
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  • Ipanema kids

    david alan harvey
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:38 am
    Ipanema Beach. #rio #ipanema #beachgames#burnmagazine #leica #monochrom
  • Ipanema BeachGames

    david alan harvey
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:11 am
    Ipanema. BeachGames. #rio #ipanema #beachgames#burnmagazine
  • Leaving London

    burn magazine
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:19 am
    Lucía gets ready to leave London and come back to Edinburgh. We survived our first trip with the little one. These days it’s getting almost impossible to photograph anything else than my family, but I always enjoy seeing and photographing the stuff around me. #burndiary #burnmagazine Photo by @akirchuk for @burndiary
  • Copacabana couple

    david alan harvey
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:34 am
    Copacabana. Sketching and stretching for a BeachGames narrative. This essay follows ( based on a true story) so I can’t do a repeat. Creative suicide. So I must push it without going over the edge. I will learn a lot this month. #copacabana #beachgames#burnmagazine
  • Brad Pitt

    david alan harvey
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:31 am
    Brad Pitt photographed on Copacabana. Yup the dog’s real name.#rio #copacabana #beachgames#burnmagazine
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    My Oregon Photography

  • Aviation Art

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

    13 Jan 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Here we go with some photos of hot rods and some other cool old cars and trucks. OK! Not all are hot rods...but all are cool old cars or trucks!I take great pride in being a little different with my photography...I hope you enjoy it!I sell prints, posters, throw pillows, phone covers, greeting cards through my own personal  photography website at: Thom Zehrfeld Fine Art!Rebull The Hot Rod (Link) This cool hot rod was at the Oregon City, Oregon Car Show. It was a real crowd pleaser, drawing a lot of attention.The Yellow Hot Rod (Link) Another fine automobile featured at the Oregon City,…
  • Coastal Decor That Excites

    11 Jan 2015 | 7:39 am
    Introducing you to my RedBubble Artist Site featuring Coastal Decor! Since I live in Newport, Oregon on the Central Oregon Coast I love to photograph what's around me!Not only do I delve into beach and nautical scenes around where I live, I travel to other parts of the beautiful Oregon Coast.I have featured just a few samples of my photography here to give you some ideas if you are seeking  coastal decor. Everything featured here comes in a variety of products to decorate your home or office with. For example: Wall Art, Tote Bags, Throw Pillows, Bedding, Mugs and Travel Cups, Stickers,…
  • Quality Canvas Wall Art

    9 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    I am proudly associated with Fine Art America, a premier online source for buying fine art prints. In fact, I have a personal site with them: Thom Zehrfeld Fine Art ! The very reason I chose to have my site with them is their quality work and exceptional customer service. In this post I would like to introduce their canvas printing facility.If you desire a more professional look to your art you will be rewarded with a canvas print. There is no distracting high gloss sheen to distract details...it will look like a piece of art. And, you can order them in a variety of sizes to fit almost any…
  • Old Car Posters

    7 Jan 2015 | 10:55 am
    Check out these cool posters on my website! I have added links on as to where to buy the following car posters. They are all one of a kind! The prices run from a little over $12.00 through about $60.00 depending on the size. And, of course more depending if you have them framed or whatever. No funny "trick you links"...all links belong to my website at Fine Art America. 1949 Chevy Truck Poster(Link) This is one trick Chevy Pickup! It was located in a suburb of Portland, Oregon. It sits next to a nostalgic Flying A Service Station that is really a motorcycle accessory outlet. But, you would…
 
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    ezprints Blog

  • DPReview Readers’ best shots of 2014

    ezprints
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    DPReview Readers’ best shots of 2014 is a post from: ezprints Blog As the calendar flipped to 2015, we asked DPReview readers to look back at their photographic year and send us their favorite shots from 2014 so we could feature some standouts on our homepage. The response was overwhelming. We’ve sorted through 1400+ submissions and made selections of our favorites in three categories – people, places and things. Take a look at some of our readers’ best work from the last year. See galleries click below to read the full original post by the authorArticles: Digital…
  • WHAT PHOTOGRAPHERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NIKE BEING SUED FOR STEALING THE AIR JORDAN LOGO

    ezprints
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:46 pm
    WHAT PHOTOGRAPHERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NIKE BEING SUED FOR STEALING THE AIR JORDAN LOGO is a post from: ezprints Blog If you’ve been following the sports, economic or photography news, you’ve probably heard about the photographer suing Nike for violating the copyright of one of his Michael Jordan images, while creating the famous shoes and athletic clothing brand. Obviously the lawsuit made headlines due to it involving one of the most powerful sports brands and [...] The post WHAT PHOTOGRAPHERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NIKE BEING SUED FOR STEALING THE AIR JORDAN LOGO appeared first on DIY…
  • Incipio Mobile Accessories

    ezprints
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Incipio Mobile Accessories is a post from: ezprints Blog Incipio Mobile Accessories announces Licensing Agreement : Incipio, the leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning mobile device accessories and technology, announced a multi-territory, multi-year licensing agreement with Burton Snowboards, the world’s leading snowboarding company, to produce a range of mobile device accessories. This agreement allows Incipio to manage the manufacturing and distribution of Burton’s mobile device accessory offering, including premium cases, portable charging solutions, and speakers, which…
  • Nintendo 3DS XL game system

    ezprints
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Nintendo 3DS XL game system is a post from: ezprints Blog Nintendo 3DS XL portable gaming system : During a Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo announced that the New Nintendo 3DS XL system will launch in the U.S. on Feb. 13 at a suggested retail price of $ 199.99. New Nintendo 3DS XL offers a number of new enhancements designed to offer the smoothest and most engrossing portable gaming possible. New Nintendo 3DS XL features a wider range of controls with the addition of a C Stick and ZL/ZR buttons, super-stable 3D via face-tracking technology and built-in NFC functionality that allows for…
  • 8 Tips for Macro Photography From a Contest Winner

    ezprints
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:26 pm
    8 Tips for Macro Photography From a Contest Winner is a post from: ezprints Blog Today I just received that wonderful email I never thought I would see. To quote: “Congratulations! You won People’s Choice in Mushrooms and Toadstools Photo Challenge.” Yes, it totally made my day, and I’m supper happy. Following the big news, I was asked a few questions about my picture, which you can see it at […] click below to read the full original post by the authorDigital Photography Tutorialshttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/photoaxe/~3/ZR8x3vuMhJE/
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    Photography Life

  • The Perks of Switching Camera Systems

    Romanas Naryškin
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:59 am
    The choice of the first camera system is an exciting one. Why would it not be? You get to pick the first camera to buy, the first lens, and you spend so much time reading reviews, forums and asking friends for advice. I know I did – some eight years ago, I was admiring such cameras as the Canon 30D and 40D, and was seriously eyeing the 400D which was then within the budget of a teenager me. Nikon D200 looked out of this world and the then-announced D300 was a camera of dreams. All of these models, now obsolete from a technological standpoint (much like the D700 I now own and love), were…
  • Recommended Canon 7D Mark II Settings

    Nasim Mansurov
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Being a specialized tool for sports and wildlife photography, the recently announced Canon 7D Mark II is a popular choice among many Canon shooters, thanks to its impressive 10 fps continuous shooting speed, a sizable buffer, high-end 65-point AF system and a solid weather-proof build. Along with these pro-level features, the 7D Mark II comes with numerous buttons and a sophisticated menu system that can be pretty overwhelming for even intermediate-level photographers. To help guide our readers through these features and menus, we decided to share the settings our team has been using on the…
  • Photographing Birds on the Niagara River with Nikon 1 70-300mm Lens

    Thomas Stirr
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:49 pm
    As a brief follow up to my Photographing Tundra Swans with Tamron 150-600 article, this piece features a small selection of bird-in-flight images taken along the Niagara River with a Nikon 1 V2 with the Nikon 1 CX 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 lens.It is important that I state up front that I really struggled deciding to even write this article as the image quality is not up to the standard that I prefer to show to readers. Unfortunately trying to shoot white birds on greyish backgrounds accentuated the Nikon 1 system weaknesses and the lack of dynamic range is very apparent. I finally decided that since…
  • Recommended Nikon D7100 Settings

    Nasim Mansurov
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:36 pm
    I am in the process of reviewing the Canon 7D Mark II for which I had to borrow the Nikon D7100 to compare image quality and other camera features, so I thought doing an article on the recommended settings for the D7100 would be useful to our readers. Although the Nikon D7100 is not a direct competitor to the 7D Mark II (many are still waiting for a D300S replacement), it is still a solid camera that is used for a variety of different needs by many photographers. And despite its crippled buffer capacity, the D7100 is often used for both wildlife and sports photography needs. Since the camera…
  • Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC Lens Released

    Romanas Naryškin
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Back in September last year, Tamron announced the development of a rather interesting wide-angle lens. Not only does it feature a very useful focal length range for landscapes, architecture and documentary style photography, but also allows a fairly wide aperture of f/2.8 and image stabilization. The lens has now been officially released in three mounts – Nikon, Canon and Sony (Vibration Correction is omitted for Sony variant). At a fairly reasonable price of $1200, it ever so slightly undercuts the Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 VR lens (which also happens to be slower), significantly undercuts…
 
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    Photo Infos

  • FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW RUGGED AND LONG ZOOM CAMERAS

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

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

    17 Jan 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Customizable Photo Books Printed on Canon DreamLabo 5000 Offer Vivid Colors and High-Detail Imagery MELVILLE, N.Y., January 6, 2015 - Dedicated to preserving memories, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced hdAlbum, a new premium and professional lay-flat photo album service that allows professional photographers and consumers to create customizable photo albums. Printed exclusively on the Canon DreamLabo 5000, hdAlbum enables users to share memories from special events, vacations and life's special moments with family and friends in a memorable keepsake.
  • Inspired Photos with Flair, Ready to Share: New Nikon D5500 DSLR Helps Creatively Capture the Moments that Matter

    17 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
    Alongside the Compact and Versatile Nikon D5500, Nikon Announces the Expansion of Legendary NIKKOR Lens Lineup with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II Zoom and AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Telephoto LensesJanuary 5, 2015 - MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced its latest DX-format DSLR, the Nikon D5500, a lightweight yet powerful camera that offers a robust feature set, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and the ability to capture incredible photos and HD video with ease. An ideal entry-level DSLR for the creative photographer ready to take their storytelling to a new level, the…
  • Hasselblad appoints a new CEO

    12 Jan 2015 | 5:43 am
    Hasselblad Group has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Perry Oosting - an established member of the Hasselblad Supervisory Board - takes the helm following the completion of former CEO Ian Rawcliffe's interim CEO assignment. Mr Oosting brings over 25 years of experience in brand, product, marketing and sales-management to the company and has worked for iconic global brands such as Bulgari, Prada and Gucci. As a former CEO of luxury mobile phone manufacturer VERTU he achieved substantial revenue growth and profit - and prepared the company for a…
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    Jasmine Star Photography Blog

  • Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Wedding : Ferrah+Ali

    22 Jan 2015 | 7:39 pm
    In a dark and crowded room, he saw her smile light up mid-laugh. Ferrah tossed her head to the side, her long black hair falling over her shoulders, and he knew--right then--he had to talk to her. That conversation in a dark and crowded room in Hollywood changed the trajectory of their lives. Over time, she invited him on trips to shop for red-soled shoes...and he introduced her to the merits of Taco Tuesdays. She shared with him her love of Tom Ford...he took her to Lakers games. The polarities of their taste acted like a magnetic force, drawing them close in unexpected ways. Two years…
  • Remember Who It's For

    20 Jan 2015 | 10:44 pm
    He leaned across the table, placed his hand on top of mine, and said, I just wish you weren't always working. I blinked a few times and told my husband I had no idea what he was talking about, but the glow of my cell phone screen betrayed me. He was right and regardless of how many times I incredulously hmph'd my way through dinner, it was undeniable. We intentionally keep our business small. I like quick decision-making, mobility, and freedom, so hiring a support staff hasn't been a priority. However, this means we take on a heck of a lot of work. I'm constantly on my phone, I never leave…
  • Toronto Engagement Photos : Janet+John

    19 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    John was always good with numbers. He loved math because it challenged him, but the lure of one, right answer intrigued him. John soon pursued his passion by teaching high school students, filling his days with mathematical engineering projects. He was invited one night to play softball with friends and it was there he saw Janet and took an instant liking to her. A few years--and a few missteps--later, John built up the courage to ask her to be his girlfriend. Janet remembers the day because it was filled with hope and romance, John remembers the date because he so excitedly recounted, "It…
  • Featured : Utah Bride+Groom Magazine

    18 Jan 2015 | 8:48 pm
    I have few words to express appreciation for the amazing brides and grooms I get to work with. Documenting LOVE is the greatest gift and to see it unfold on a wedding day blows my mind every time is happens in front of my camera. Wedding days are a reflection of the time, care, and energy poured into planning every aspect of the ceremony and reception...and nothing beats seeing it come to life in a magazine. Many thanks to Michelle Leo Events for orchestrating a perfect day for Alicia and Brian's Utah backyard wedding...and many thanks to Utah Bride and Groom Magazine for featuring their…
  • Tips for How to Photograph Bridal Portraits

    14 Jan 2015 | 8:28 pm
    One of my favorite moments as a wedding photographer is the time I get to spend capturing photos of the bride. She's extraordinarily happy, she looks gorgeous, and it's an unparalleled time in life. To shoot a girl experiencing the peek of these emotions is amazing. However, I didn't always feel this way.During the first couple years of shooting, I sometimes felt like I'd run out of things to say to a bride or freeze when it came to posing my client. I'm happy to say I've come a long way and I'd like to share Three Tips on How to Photograph Bridal Portraits. I hope this offers insight into…
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  • Focus on Epcot Photowalk

    Scott Thomas Photography
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Bet you can not guess who is going to Walt Disney World next month. Then, again, I bet you can. Focus on Epcot Photowalk While there, I have planned an All Ears Photowalk called Focus on Epcot.  The focus (pun intended) will be on these three photographic subjects: Hyperfocal Distance or Hyperfocus Selective Focus Using a Circular Polarizing Filter The Photowalk will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015, from 9:30AM to 11:30AM. Meeting location will be outside the Nikon Camera Center in Epcot. The location is across from Spaceship Earth on the right side as you walk in from the Future World…
  • New York Frozen

    Scott Thomas Photography
    14 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Taughannock Falls State Park near Ithaca, New York on a cold January day in 2013. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length, Intensify Pro I was asked recently to share My Special Place and explain why. This is what I said: Off all the special places I love to spend time at and photograph, Taughannock Falls State Park near Ithaca, New York has become my most favorite.  The stunning natural beauty and the forces which created it always give me pause.  It is a place I travel to when I am in need of inspiration or peace anytime of the year. This week’s weather in…
  • View 352: Disney in Motion

    Scott Thomas Photography
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Starting out 2015 with a couple of my favorite photos from my two trips to Walt Disney World last year. Not surprisingly to some of you, they both involve capturing motion in a still image. This first one I was not sure I could pull it off. For the details, follow this link for my post on the All Ears Picture This! blog. Riding the Astro Obiter in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Nikon D700/24-120VR, 1/10s, f/22, ISO 200, EV 0, 24mm Focal Length. This next one I was more confident I would get the image I was going for. Again, click this All Ears Picture…
  • Best of Views Infinitum 2014

    Scott Thomas Photography
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    2014 proved to be a challenging year for my photo blog. Due to circumstances, I was not able to get out and shoot as much as I have in the past. I still managed to capture some good images and today I want to share with you my ten best. As in the past, they are in chronological order. I leave it up to you to select your favorites from the list. Click the links to visit the original blog post for each photograph. View Infinitum’s Ten Best Photographs for 2014 Professional sports are ever changing. For instance, soon after I photographed this photo of Syracuse Crunch Dana Tyrell scoring a…
  • View 351: Christmas 2014

    Scott Thomas Photography
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Cinderella Castle in Dream Lights. Next month will begin my 7th year of blogging. While my frequency over the last couple of years has lessened, I will continue to post photos through 2015. To All of You…. Merry Christmas and a  Happy New Year!
 
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    The Photography Blog

  • What Kind of Camera Should You Take Traveling ? – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:22 am
    When traveling you want to balance portability, cost, battery life, size, and many other factors when looking for a camera. We break it down for you. Created by https://www….el-camera/
  • HDR photography basics

    Jason Wickens
    17 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    If you were to stop 100 people in the street and ask them if they knew what HDR photography was, only a handful at most would have even heard of it. The technique is not readily used outside of photography circles and although many people will have seen an HDR image, most will not have heard the term. Put simply, HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. What this processing technique does is essentially expand the dynamic range of a photograph after it has been taken, using specialist software such as Adobe Photoshop, HDRsoft or HDR EFEX Pro. By turning a regular picture into an HDR image we can…
  • Beautiful Leica M3 photos

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:52 am
    Thumbnail photography is  All rights reserved by chenresig All photography below are copyrighted by their authors – Click on photos to see each license. Beautiful Leica M3 photos By TommyOshima By patrickjoust By potopoto53age ByTelenous Bychenresig BySalmonpink By ww__ By orenrcohen
  • Beautiful intimate photos

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    10 Jan 2015 | 10:50 pm
    Intimate Photos An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship that involves physical or emotional intimacy. Physical intimacy is characterized by romantic or passionate sex and attachment, or sexual activity. The term is also sometimes used euphemistically for a sexual relationship. Intimate relationships play a central role in the overall human experience. Humans have a general desire to belong and to love which is usually satisfied within an intimate relationship. Intimate relationships involve physical and sexual attraction between people, liking…
  • je suis charlie best photos

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    10 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    Thumbnail photo : Claude Truong-Ngoc / Wikimedia Commons – cc-by-sa-3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons The voices of some of France’s best satirists went silent when masked gunmen stormed the office of Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday. Many people  pay tribute to the victims of the attack at the Paris magazine. We’re compiling some of the best pictures we’ve come across here — if you’ve seen one you think we should put up, let us know in the comments. All pictures are CC – Click on each to see licence
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  • This is what love looks like – Engagement Portraits in Central Park, NYC

    G.E. Masana
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    I’m in Central Park in New York City, I’m photographing engaged couples, it’s a beautiful day. All around me are photographers photographing engaged couples. Just as I am. Well, maybe not quite exactly just as I am. They’re all doing a “look at me and smile” routine. To my left and to my right I see couples standing there, looking at their photographers and smiling. The photographers are directing the couples. “Stand there. Look at me. And smile.” “Now stand over there… look at me and smile.” I see this over and over again and…
  • Philadelphia Wedding Planner features this NYC Wedding Photographer!

    G.E. Masana
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    I came across Philadelphia Wedding Planner Wendy Hartigan and her heart really seems to be in the right place for this wedding business we’re in… she’s devoted to thinking beyond the box and delivering an exceptional experience to her bridal clients. That’s what I’d look for in a wedding planner! When a recent blog post of mine detailing why I photograph weddings the way I do crossed her path, she immediately contacted me to tell me how my sentiments touched her. Without hesitation she asked for permission to re-post my piece on her blog, and I, without…
  • Brooklake Country Club Wedding {Florham New Jersey Wedding Photographer}

    G.E. Masana
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
    The post Brooklake Country Club Wedding {Florham New Jersey Wedding Photographer} appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • Jericho Terrace Wedding

    G.E. Masana
    29 Dec 2014 | 2:48 pm
    The post Jericho Terrace Wedding appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • Old Field Club Wedding, East Setauket NY

    G.E. Masana
    26 Dec 2014 | 9:54 am
    Anthropologie wedding dress. Dried leaves in lieu of flowers. Dresses homemade of lace and cotton. A fingerprint tree for guests to mark, an artist friend made painted rocks.A rustic wedding at the Old Field Club. The post Old Field Club Wedding, East Setauket NY appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
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    Rick Ricozzi Photography Blog

  • Harbor Island, Wrightsville Beach Makeover-NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer

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

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

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

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

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

  • How To Back Up Lightroom Presets

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

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

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

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

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

  • Underworld: 21 Captivating Images of Life on the Subway

    Jason D. Little
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Anyone who has ever spent much time on the subway will understand that life underground is not drastically different from life above ground; almost anything that people will do at home, they will also do on the subway. This includes — but is by no means limited to — eating, sleeping, listening to music, arguing with family members, personal grooming/getting dressed. You get the idea. And anyone familiar with New York City’s L train will probably agree with me that it’s the equivalent of a traveling literary society, full of people trying to impress one another by reading books by…
  • Analyzing Makeovers of Top Photography Blogs for Your Web Design Inspiration

    Nancy Young
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Web design has come a long way since the days of plain white pages with lists of blue links. Just think of the first website on the internet launched by Tim Berners-Lee in 1991, who began the digital revolution. More than 20 years have passed since then and it’s hard to imagine a life without internet. A lot has changed on many different fronts, one of them being web design. Thanks to the service Wayback Machine, we can follow the trends from the very beginning and see what our favorite websites looked like 2, 5, or even 10 years ago. Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the World…
  • 8 Most Commonly Forgotten Steps In Your Photography Workflow

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    In the era of ADHD and burdensome multitasking, making mistakes and forgetting certain aspects of the creative workflow is common. But it’s not something that cannot be taken care of. It starts with identifying the areas that need attention, which is where this post can be of help. Today we look at some of the most commonly forgotten aspects in your workflow and how to address them. 1. Lens Correction One of the things that gets forgotten most often is lens correction. This is mostly because the lens correction box is at the bottom of the tool box bar in Lightroom. It is a 2-click…
  • Photography Predictions for 2015 And a Quick Look Back at 2014

    Jason Row
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Let’s start by taking a little look back at my predictions for 2014. At the beginning of the year, I suggested that apart from the D4 upgrade and a new Canon 7D MkII, there would not be much in the way of DSLR innovation. This was pretty much true, apart from the above cameras most of the new DSLRs this year were minor upgrades. The Nikon D750 was an exception to that and was quite a surprise. I didn’t see this one coming. Photo by Henry Söderlund I hinted that mirrorless would continue its assault on DSLR sales, and that indeed came true, the suggestion of a full frame mirrorless…
  • How Photographers Should Handle Shooting in Bad Weather

    Jason D. Little
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Weather can be maddeningly fickle; this simple statement might be more or less accurate depending on where you live, but I’m quite certain that photographers in virtually every part of the world have had their plans foiled by unexpected and unwelcome changes in weather. What should you do if you ever find yourself confronted by bad weather? Here are a few ideas. Protect Your Gear A no-brainer, right? But you might be wondering how far you have to go, considering most camera manufacturers have made weather sealed cameras commonplace. Most people aren’t willing to test the limits of their…
 
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    Nicolesy

  • Q&A: Why Does Lightroom Not Recognize My Camera Files?

    Nicole S. Young
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:44 pm
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus. Question: I just got a new camera, but Lightroom (or Photoshop) does not recognize or support my files. How do I fix this? Answer: Many camera manufacturers use proprietary files for their RAW files, such as .CR2 (Canon), .NEF (Nikon), and so on. Lightroom and Photoshop are built to read these file types, but need to be updated for each camera model that is created. For example, if you are currently using Lightroom 5 and buy a brand-new Canon camera, in order to process the RAW files you will need to wait until Adobe has updated Adobe Camera…
  • Explore the Elements Photo Contest!

    Nicole S. Young
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:05 am
    Earth, Water, Fire, and Air Explore the Elements is a contest that invites bloggers (that’s you!) to showcase the images you’ve captured on your travels. There are four categories (Earth, Water, Fire and Air) and the challenge is to submit photos that capture the essence of each of these elements. There is no stipulation on how long you’ve been blogging, so bloggers new and old are welcome to take part. While it isn’t compulsory to submit an image for each of the four elements, you’ve got more chance of winning one of the prizes on offer if you do submit a photograph for each…
  • Posting Instagram Images Directly to Twitter

    Nicole S. Young
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:17 pm
     This article was originally posted on Photofocus.com Back in the day, Instagram photos used to show up in our Twitter feed. That changed several months after Instagram was bought out by Facebook in April of 2012, and images were no longer appearing in the stream. Instead, if a photo is shared through Twitter, it is linked to the photo on Instagram instead of being embedded into your tweet. Instagram is the number one way that I (and millions of other people) share mobile photos. For those of us with linked Twitter accounts, the bottom line is that more people are less likely to see the…
  • Layer Masking in onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 9 (Perfect Layers)

    Nicole S. Young
    10 Jan 2015 | 12:58 pm
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus.com In this video, I show how to use some of the new masking features inside of onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 9 using Perfect Layers. Click HERE to download a free 30-day trial of onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 9! Copyright © 2014 - Nicolesy, Inc. (All Rights Reserved) The post Layer Masking in onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 9 (Perfect Layers) appeared first on Nicolesy.
  • How I Find Inspiration [Video]

    Nicole S. Young
    4 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Here’s a shortened version of my “How I Find Inspiration” video that I recently posted over on Patreon. Enjoy! Go here to learn more: Nicolesy on Patreon Copyright © 2014 - Nicolesy, Inc. (All Rights Reserved) The post How I Find Inspiration [Video] appeared first on Nicolesy.
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    Eva Photo Studio

  • Vinoy and Museum of Fine Arts wedding | St. Petersburg wedding photographer

    EPS
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Video slideshow of a recent wedding we photographed. Bride and groom got ready at the gorgeous Vinoy Hotel. The ceremony and reception took place at the wonderful St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. The post Vinoy and Museum of Fine Arts wedding | St. Petersburg wedding photographer appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
  • Recognized as top Tampa wedding photographers for fifth year in a row!!

    EPS
    17 Jan 2015 | 7:36 am
    We are truly honored to have been voted as one of the best Tampa wedding photographers for the fifth year in a row!! This is a tremendous honor and one that we could achieve without all of the awesome couples that we work with and who trust us to capture their precious wedding day memories. It has been an amazing experience being able to be a part of such an important part of their lives. We have had so much fun photographing their engagement sessions and their beautiful weddings. We want to thank ALL OF OUR PAST couples for all of their wonderful reviews and allowing us the honor of being…
  • Tampa trash the dress session | Tampa wedding photographers | Eva Photo Studio

    EPS
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    We love our job!! Not long ago we did the funnest type of session, when our brides get back in their wedding dress for a really fun photo shoot. Just look at the following video to get an idea of how much fun this session was! The post Tampa trash the dress session | Tampa wedding photographers | Eva Photo Studio appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
  • Tampa newborn photographer| 8 day old baby girl| newborn session in studio

    EPS
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    The post Tampa newborn photographer| 8 day old baby girl| newborn session in studio appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
  • Hyde Park Presbyterian Church wedding | Jackson’s Bistro wedding | Tampa wedding photographers

    EPS
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    The following are just a few of our favorites images from the wedding of Crystal and Dominic. This wonderful couple got ready at the The Westin Tampa Harbour Island Hotel. This is a beautiful hotel located next to the water on Harbour Island in Tampa, Florida. After getting dressed, everyone headed over to the beautiful Hyde Park Presbyterian Church located in the quaint Hyde Park neighborhood of Tampa. As experienced Tampa wedding photographers, we really love photographing church ceremonies. The tradition of the ceremonies and the beautiful church setting is always gorgeous. The ceremony…
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    Digital Photography - Photography Tips, Advice & Camera Reviews | Digital Photographer Magazine

  • Call for submissions! Apply for the Istanbul Photo Awards for a chance to win $8,000

    philippagrafton
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:12 am
    A combined amount $58,000 will be awarded to the winners in four categories and one special prize. Applications to participate in the Istanbul Photo Awards are available via www.istanbulphotoawards.com until 28 February 2015. The jury of the contest will be composed of world-renowned editors, publishers and photojournalists. TIME’s photo editor Alice Gabriner, Stern’s photo editor Heral Menk, director of Getty Images Georgies Dekeerle, AFP’s photo distribution director Michel Scotto, the World Press Photo awardwinners Guillaume Herbaut and Yuri Kozirev, war reporter Patrick Chauvel,…
  • Rhino Week – starts Monday 26th Jan

    Matt Bennett
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:40 am
    Rhino poaching Do you despise atrocities like this? We certainly do. As you may or may not know, our sister title World of Animals donates 10% of its profits to Ol Pejeta conservancy in Africa to help fight illegal rhino poaching. The campaign kicked off in May 2014 and it’s called #SaveRhinosNow It’s a cause they feel very close to and support with ongoing online and print coverage. Recently, Ol Pejeta has been hit hard by the decrease in tourism trade due to Ebola. World of Animals wants to help bring more publicity to the cause by launching Rhino Week. This Monday, 26th…
  • Bushnell’s Best of British revealed

    laurenscott
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    The winners of Bushnell’s first Capture of the Year competition, which seeks to find the best footage taken with trail cameras by users in Britain, have been announced. Magical, intimate, heart-warming and hilarious are just some of the words that renowned naturalists Simon King and Kate MacRae used when judging the entries to the 2014 showcase. Renowned naturalists Simon King and Kate MacRae judged the entries to Bushnell’s first British trail camera competition With an attractive prize fund worth over £2400, the competition awards the best photo and best video in both adult and youth…
  • Panasonic launch LUMIX GF7

    laurenscott
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:14 am
      Panasonic have today launched the LUMIX GF7,  a compact and light LUMIX G interchangeable lens camera. The camera packs in a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds Digital Live MOS Sensor with Venus Engine for taking high-quality stills, impressive Full HD / 50p video recording capabilities and built-in Wi-Fi. What’s more, “you can use Touch AF in video recording allowing you to achieve professional results with ease, while with AF Tracking you can lock the focus onto your subject, even if they move,” according to the official release. A standout feature is the 3.0-inch…
  • One by Sylwia Roman Zok

    laurenscott
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:09 am
    One by  Sylwia Roman Zok has been awarded the title of star image on the DP website this week. It’s a beautiful macro shot, and the unusual background colours and soft bokeh really create a delightful backdrop. Well done,  Sylwia! Don’t forget, to be in with a chance of getting your images selected as our pic of the week, upload regularly to the Digital Photographer gallery.  You can create your own gallery profile by registering online with us today!
 
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    Photography Concentrate

  • I’m (Slowly) Becoming More Productive. Here’s How.

    Lauren Lim
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    There’s a problem with the word productive (a word that everyone is very obsessed with these days). It just means creating. To be really productive means you are simply creating a lot. The real value lies in being efficiently productive.  At the beginning of our photography business we were exceptionally productive. We shot over 30 weddings in the first summer, and even more portrait sessions, and took care of every step of the process ourselves. But we weren’t efficient. We worked all day, every day. We barely had time for friends and family, let alone time for ourselves.
  • Film Woes – A Shot From The Archives

    Rob Lim
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:50 am
    Recently I mentioned that one of my goals for 2015 is organizing our archive of images. I was browsing through some film shots, and found this photo of a woman with a hat. I loved the texture and contrast! For a couple years I was really interested in shooting film and experimented with 35mm, medium format, large format, and instant film. I did some of my own developing, and did all my own scanning. Like many photographers I really like the aesthetic film offers. I also enjoy the deliberative process of shooting film as opposed to digital. This isn’t to say that shooting digital…
  • Hackintoshes, SoftRAID and RAID 5

    Rob Lim
    9 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    One of my first goals for the new year was to reorganize our computer setup. Here are a few of the things I’ve been working on to get us ready for another year of photography. For a couple years now we’ve used Hackintoshes (custom built computers that can run the Mac operating system) as our photography workstation computers. We made the switch to Hackintoshes because at the time Apple hadn’t updated their Mac Pro line in over two years, and with a Hackintosh you can build something with similar power for a fraction of the price that Apple charges. Fast forward to today and Apple…
  • Our 10 Favourite Posts of 2014

    Lauren Lim
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    We know it can be hard to keep up with every post we put out. So this year, we’ve compiled the best articles of the year, letting you catch up on the good stuff, easily. In the first part of this series, we shared the 10 most popular posts of the year, plus the lowdown on the latest tutorials we’ve released. Today, we’re revealing our 10 personal favourites – the ones that get us misty-eyed, make us think, and deliver a serious dose of awesomeness. We’ll also hook you up with our annual review lists from the past three years – that’s four years of wisdom and…
  • Our 10 Most Popular Posts of 2014!

    Lauren Lim
    5 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    2014 was a busy year here at Photography Concentrate – we published tons of new articles, went on adventures big and small, and released four brand new tutorials. If you didn’t manage to follow along regularly, not to worry. Over the next few days, we’ll be sharing the best content from the past year. To kick it off, we’re going BIG, with the posts you guys loved the most (as determined through our super-scientific method of counting up comments and social shares). Plus, we’ll give you the lowdown on our newest tutorials, so you can start your year off by seriously…
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    Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師

  • Photo Essay: Dear Love, by Salma Abedin Prithi

    IPA
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Dear Love is a set of portraits where people stood with or without the beloved ones in front of my camera, and wrote their feelings around the photographs. Related Posts:Photo Essay: Dear Japanese | Children of the War, by Miyuki…Photo Essay: The Pink Choice, by Maika ElanPhoto Essay: Dear Hanoi, by Geloy ConcepcionGetting Personal with Sohrab Hura – An interview with…Pitching Photo Stories: Notes from the Twentyfifteen.sg +50…(Visited 257 times, 257 visits today)
  • Kosuke Okahara: A Photographer Comes Full Circle

    Alisha Sett
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:40 pm
    ‘Ibasyo’ is roughly defined as the physical and emotional place where a person can exist, a location or a state of mind, where a person feels comfortable or at peace.Related Posts:Q&A with Webbs & Chickey Part 5: Knowing when a…My 1st Photo Book: Notes by Rony ZakariaQ&A with Webbs & Chickey Part 10: Bookmaking and…Q&A with Webbs & Chickey Part 3: MotivationPhoto Essay: Vanishing Existence, by Kosuke Okahara(Visited 498 times, 509 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: A Portrait Of Us, by Christine Chung

    IPA
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    Our nights always seem to be colored by things peculiar and bizarre, but this may be because we are still young.Related Posts:Photo Essay: LOST, by Gloria WongPhoto Essay: Selamat Datang, by Scott ChungPhoto Essay: Forty and Some Things, by Peter TehPhoto Essay: Ennui, by Fruhlein Chrys EconarPhoto Essay: Sayang Sayang, by Philip Ho(Visited 736 times, 736 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: LOST, by Gloria Wong

    IPA
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:36 pm
    “ Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”  - Henry David Thoreau Related Posts:Photo Essay: A Portrait Of Us, by Christine ChungPhoto Essay: Sayang Sayang, by Philip HoPhoto Essay: Ennui, by Fruhlein Chrys EconarPhoto Essay: Singapore FLAT, by Tham Jing WenPortraits from the Thai Uprising, by Chotiwat Lattapanit(Visited 215 times, 215 visits today)
  • Choosing Chobi Mela

    Kevin WY Lee
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:23 pm
    It truly is a wonder that Chobi Mela, one of Asia’s most well-regarded photo festivals, is founded and held biannually in Bangladesh.Related Posts:Call For Submissions: Chobi Mela International Festival of…Asia Photo Festival Circuit Watch 2014Photo Essay: Thai Politics, by Miti RuangkrityaThe 8th Angkor Photo Festival wants your work!20 Most Influential Asian Photographers(Visited 222 times, 230 visits today)
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    Richard Davis Photography

  • Lady Be Good – Day 4, April 8, 1943

    Richard Davis
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Continuing with my series of posts on the story of the Lady Be Good. Toner’s Diary: THURSDAY, April 8, 1943 Hit Sand Dunes, very miserable, good wind but continuous blowing of sand, everybody now very weak. thought Sam & Moore were all gone. LaMotte eyes are gone, everyone else’s eyes are bad. Still going N.W. Ripslinger’s Diary: THURSDAY, April 8, 1943 Tired all out. We can hardly walk. Our 4th day out. A…
  • 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…
 
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    Brent Pennington: Photographer

  • Christmas Parties!

    Brent Pennington
    31 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    I was fortunate enough to be asked to provide photos for the Net Driven Christmas Party this past month, a couple of weeks before the holidays.  Net Driven is the new home of my very own beloved fiancee and, thanks to her, I’ve had the change to meet some of the fantastic folks who work […]
  • Merry Christmas

    Brent Pennington
    26 Dec 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all!  Here’s to new photographic adventures in the year to come, and good times with friends and family!
  • Simple Clicks – Joey

    Brent Pennington
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
      Thought we’d step back in time this week and look at an older photo of mine that has persisted as a favorite over the years.  This was taken of my cousin-to-be, Joey, during a photography meet-up that I organized in 2010.  A bunch of photographers, most of us friends from an online community, met […]
  • Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces 2014

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

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

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

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

    LittleBearProd
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Friday, January 23, 2015SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #48SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient #48…
  • Weekly Post: SUZHOU, 1985-to the present by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Thursday, January 22, 2015Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present,…
  • Weekly Post: SILK ROAD - Embroideries of Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Silk Road - Embroideries of Robert Glenn KetchumThe city of Suzhou, China, produced China's most beautiful silk and silk embroidery practiced by generational families for 3,000 years. My purpose in going to China starting in the mid-1980's was to turn my photographs into textiles, and this is my story. ~Robert Glenn KetchumThursday, January 22, 2015Silk Road - Embroideries #105SILK ROAD #105:   The principle #embroiderer on this was Huang Chunya, who had worked with me numerous times on THE most complex pieces. In particular, "2:10 P.M." (posts #50-55) which was the…
  • Weekly Post: TATSHESHINI: Saving a River Wild

    LittleBearProd
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    TATSHENSHINI:  Saving a River Wild by Robert Glenn KetchumIn 1990, I was invited on a 10-day float down the Tatshenshini, a huge river system flowing from Western Canada to the Pacific Ocean that literally divides two of North America's largest national parks, Canada's Kluane National Park and Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. A gold mine was being proposed mid-river. I broke the story in LIFE magazine. There were many other articles and a book. The mine was never developed and the river is now a wilderness corridor. This is a conservation SUCCESS story!Wednesday, January 21,…
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    Digital Photography Courses

  • 4 Essential Tips for Outdoor Portraits (Backlit Secrets)

    rajibmukherjee
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    Shooting images outdoors and in the open, you really have two basic ways to use the ambient light. Either shoot front lit, meaning, the light hits the subject from front, or shoot backlit, in which case the subject is lit from behind. Front lit scenes are usually brighter and more contrasty than backlit scenes, but […]
  • Understanding Flash Shutter Speed Sync | Tips & Tricks

    rajibmukherjee
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    Ask a pro photographer and he would always insist that you don’t use the on-camera flash. He would give you a number of reasons for not doing that to convince you to buy an external flash and use that off-camera. Simply put, off-camera flash gives much better results than an off-camera flash. However this also […]
  • Street Photography | Five Secrets to Success

    rajibmukherjee
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Street photography is a very exciting genre of photography. Exciting because you will never get tired of shooting photos on the streets. When I first heard about street photography, though, I wondered how on earth could someone point his camera towards a complete stranger and take a snap? Much as I wanted to try street […]
  • Wedding Photography Lighting – 5 Essential Tips You Must Know

    rajibmukherjee
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:16 am
    The thing that most wedding photographers find difficult to deal with when actually photographing weddings is the lighting. No two weddings are the same and no two of them have the same lighting. Their’ always a mix of fluorescent and tungsten and natural light which makes it that much more difficult to balance and use […]
  • HDR Photography Tutorial

    rajibmukherjee
    26 Dec 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Lately, there has been a spur in interest to make HDR images. Everywhere we look, Flickr, blogs and other social media channels, we see photographers posting the result of their experiments with this technique. It encourages us to create a few of ours. But how do we go about doing it? What are HDR images […]
 
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    The Art of Photography

  • Frank Lopez - A Documentary

    24 Jan 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Frank Lopez is an American, experimental photographer who works across a variety of alternative process methods including pinhole and wet plate collodion. Lopez is also a teacher and works with students across a range of photography processes including digital, sabattier, cyanotype, wet plate and silver gelatin. Lopez has spent extensive time across China, Vietnam and Korea producing street photography and cultural images made with a pinhole camera. His latest work represents graffiti art and "slap tags". These images are created with a hybrid process of digital and wet plate. The process…
  • Documentary Preview

    22 Jan 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Hey everyone - just wanted to do a quick update on the Harold Feinstein documentary and to announce a film I'm going to be releasing on Sunday on Frank Lopez. Frank is an old friend of mine and an excellent photographer. I finished a 15 minute film on him this week that will be the show on Sunday. I'm really excited about this as Frank is a seriously talented photographer. The film is going to concentrate on a pinhole series he did in Vietnam, China and Korea and also a newer series he's done on graffiti art that combines iPhone and Wet plate. You have to see him do this as its incredible! So…
  • Michael Kenna

    19 Jan 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Michael Kenna was born in north west England in 1953. At an early age he found interest in his surroundings spending time alone as he says “living in his imagination” at the park, railway station and the church. Kenna has since forged a photographic style that embraces a Buddhist level of patience and simplicity. He's one of the more important contemporary photographers as he represents a new school of landscape photography, building on the Ansel Adams tradition but with a new life. http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/michael-kenna http://twitter.com/tedforbes…
  • Sebastião Salgado

    17 Jan 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Sebastião Salgado was born in Brazil on February 8, 1944. He grew up on a farm with his seven sisters. Salgado originally pursued a career in economics graduating with his masters degree from the University of São Paulo. After beginning his doctorate, he moved to London and worked as an economist for the International Coffee Organization. Around the age of 26, he began to develop an interest in photography. It didn’t take long to develop his skill and within several years he decided to pursue a second career as a photo journalist. In 1979 he joined Magnum Photos of which he was a member…
  • Arnold Newman

    12 Jan 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Arnold Newman is one of my biggest influences as a photographer and I believe he is one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. In this video we'll take a look at his biography, work and I've got a few personal stories about Newman as well! This episode is sponsored by Squarespace - Better Websites for All For a free trail and 10% off, visit http://squarespace.com and use offer code AOP on checkout! http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/arnold-newman http://twitter.com/tedforbes http://pinterest.com/tedforbes
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    Photography Business Insights & Tips

  • Selects #29: Vacation

    Sarah Jacobs
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Whether vacation for you means experiencing a new culture for the first time, relaxing in the sun for a few days, or even kayaking your way to a clear head, sometimes we all deserve a good break. It goes without saying that we loved poring over the amazing vacation shots submitted via Lattice for this 29th Selects, our opt-in email that showcases PhotoShelter talent. You can see our top picks in the Selects email, here. Photo by Tomas Tyner Want to be featured in the next Selects? We’re looking for images of love for our Valentines Day themed edition going out Feb. 13, 2015. Submit via…
  • New Member Shout Outs: January Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    We’re starting off 2015 strong with a new batch of PhotoShelter members who are sharing their fantastic work on our templates. Below are a few members that caught our eye with their strong work, nifty logos and use of our Beam templates. Moe Kafer Moe Kafer’s Element homepage Name/Site: Moe Kafer PhotoShelter template: Element Member since: Dec. 19, 2014 Location: London Specialty and background: Moe is a food photographer who captures not only the dishes, but the people, scenery and culture surrounding it.  Working both in-studio and on-location in London and around the world,…
  • My Pretend Photo School

    Allen Murabayashi
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:02 pm
    It can be instructive to look across different creative industries to see how non-photographers are dealing with rapid change in society. We have written before about The Top 10 Things Photographers Wished They Learned in Photo School and What Photographers Really Should Be Learning in School – education is so vital to our individual and national success that we will continue to revisit the topic with relative frequency. As a music major, I was intrigued to read Ivan Trevino’s My Pretend Music School,  and found many parallels that could be extended to the photo industry.
  • 5 Tips for Shooting Concerts from Music Photographer Todd Owyoung

    Sarah Jacobs
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    Todd Owyoung is not only a highly accomplished music photographer, he’s also an avid blogger, and graphic designer for the marketing team here at PhotoShelter. With clients such as Rolling Stone, the New York Times, iHeartRadio and Red Bull – Todd’s experience has had him shooting a plethora of artists, from Taylor Swift to KISS. And while it’s the music that fuels his drive, it’s his skill for getting the perfect shot that’s kept him building an impressive client list over the past 9 years. Here, Todd dishes out his 5 major tips that all music and event…
  • Why Photographers Aren’t Artists

    Allen Murabayashi
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    William Deresiewicz penned a compelling piece at The Atlantic entitled “The Death of the Artist – and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur,” which chronicles the evolution of creatives from craftsmen to artists to artistic geniuses to professionals and finally to today’s creative entrepreneurs. His thesis suggests that the archetypal artist – that “solitary genius” – no longer exists, and hasn’t for a while. Artistic geniuses – think Beethoven – were products of a system of patronage. When that economic model ceased, the artist became a…
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    c h r o m a s i a

  • Venice Carnival 2014 #10

    djn1@chromasia.com
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:55 pm
    After snivelling around the house for the last couple of weeks with man-flu I thought it was about time I posted something, and as I'm heading off to the Venice Carnival again next month I thought this was a good choice.
  • shenzhen #4

    djn1@chromasia.com
    1 Jan 2015 | 10:28 am
    When I first started photoblogging, way back in 2004, I posted pretty much every image that I was reasonably pleased with. In recent years I've been more selective, to the point where I have at least 150 images sitting on my hard drive that I can't decide whether to post. They aren't any worse than my previous images, so it's not a quality issue, I just can't decide whether they're worth posting. I don't think they're any worse than any of my previous images, so it's not a quality issue: more a case of not being sure what they say. Which, in turn, reflects a lack of direction in my…
  • Merry Christmas 2014

    djn1@chromasia.com
    23 Dec 2014 | 1:57 pm
    I'm not sure why, but this feels like a good image for the time of year, so here's wishing you all a great Christmas and a Happy New Year :)
  • beneath the sky

    djn1@chromasia.com
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:37 am
    Another quiet image today. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 11,48am on 16/12/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 10mm f/8.0 1/7 aperture priority +0.3 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none 16x9
  • Dubai little planet #3

    djn1@chromasia.com
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:37 am
    Here's another (pseudo) 'little planet' from Dubai, shot from the rooftop bar of the Four Points by Sheraton on Sheik Zayed Road.
 
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    The New Camera

  • Canon 750D / T6i Rumored Specification

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:57 pm
    The Canon 750D / T6i new rumored specification surfaced over the web, take a look at the rumored specification below, Canon Rebel 750D/760D Specifications Full HD movies, MP4 format, HDR movie, automatic shooting modes (EOS 750D ) 24.2MP sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 6 image processor ISO 100-12,800 range Flicker Detection technology Five frames per second continuous shooting mode 19 cross-type AF point Continue reading Canon 750D / T6i Rumored SpecificationRelated Posts:Canon 750D to Feature EVF and 70D 20MP SensorCanon 750D Rumor Update – October 2014Canon 750D Coming with Semi-Pro APS-C…
  • Sony A3000 Successor Coming Soon

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    According to latest rumors Sony may announce A3000 successor, the camera is expected to arrive on Q2 of 2015. The information about the specification available yet but, we will update you soon as we get any new information. Sony Rumor Round-up – Not only that Sony A7R II camera is also rumored to announce soon with Continue reading Sony A3000 Successor Coming SoonRelated Posts:Sony A9 Specification LeakedAffordable Sony Fullframe to Cost 799 Euro OnlySony cameras we’d like to see in 2014Sony Affordable Fullframe NEX Coming on Photokina 2014Sony 54 Megapixel FF Camera Coming on 2015
  • Canon 1DX Mark II to Feature Global Shutter

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    According to latest rumors Canon is working on global shutter and a major hardware upgrade for upcoming 1DX Mark II camera, the upcoming camera is expected to feature continuous shooting speed of 30fps and many more features. What is Global shutter.. take a look On the left is an image sequence captured using the Basler acA1300-30gc progressive Continue reading Canon 1DX Mark II to Feature Global ShutterRelated Posts:Canon 7D Mark II Coming on March 2014Canon 5D Mark 4K – Next 5D Series Camera to feature 4KCanon 7D Mark II Specification – By Panasonic? [Rumor]Canon Upcoming…
  • Olympus Announces Teaser of Olympus E-M5 II Camera

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:21 pm
    The Long Rumored Olympus E-M5 II camera announcement is expected in February 2015. But before the announcement of the camera we already published a bunch of leaked information and images. Take a look at the leaked specification of the upcoming Olympus E-M5 II camera… Take a look at the rumored specification of the camera 16MP sensor – Same Continue reading Olympus Announces Teaser of Olympus E-M5 II CameraRelated Posts:Olympus E-M5 II Camera Leaked ImagesOlympus PEN E-PL7 Full Specification LeakedOlympus OMD E-M1 or E-M5 Successor Coming SoonOlympus E-M10 Camera Rumored…
  • Tamron SP 15-30mm Lens for Sony A-Mount Announced

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:12 pm
    We already posted Tamron SP 15-30mm announcement article for canon EF mount on December 19th, 2014, now today tamron announced the same lens for A-mount, the lens is available for pre-order at B&H store. Pre-order Tamron SP 15-30mm lens for Canon EF Mount | Nikon F | Sony E (coming soon) Press Release: Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Continue reading Tamron SP 15-30mm Lens for Sony A-Mount AnnouncedRelated Posts:Tamron SP 150-600mm available In US from January 17, 2014Tamron SP 15-30mm Lens Price and Sample ImagesTamron Making Lenses for Sony Fullframe Megapixel MonsterTamron…
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    PHOTO CONTEST INFORMATION

  • Travel photography contest Aisa 2015

    admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Travel photography contest Aisa is conduction a new travel photography contest that is open for both professional and amateur travel photographers who have traveled in Asia. This photo contest aims to highlight the vibrancy of the people, places, food and festivals in Asia. Our aim is to reach out to the large amateur and professional […]
  • Participate in the Exhibitions Without Walls 2015

    admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:48 pm
    We often get emails asking us what types of images would be best to submit for a particular theme. Our response is one of “Use your imagination and creativity.” Well this competition has no restrictions and doesn’t require interpretation. It is all about submitting what you think is some of your best work, nothing more. […]
  • Travel Become You Photo Contest 2015

    admin
    17 Jan 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, DC, and Canada, at least 25 years of age Free to Enter Categories: People and potraits Nature and wildlife History and culture Private guided moments Prizes: One lucky Grand Prize Winner will receive a once-in-a-lifetime 5* safari for 2 through Tanzania 4 lucky winners will […]
  • Canon EOS World – Sense of Serenity Photo Contest 2015

    admin
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:20 pm
    While vacations may be over, they are certainly not forgotten. And there is no better way to return to that sense of serenity you felt than to reminisce the scenic wonders through photos. Reach into your album and show us your favourite photo that expresses tranquility and peace. The photo should bring calmness to our […]
  • POP PHOTO January 2015 Photo Contest

    admin
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:14 pm
    It’s officiall 2015 and that means it’s time for our first photo contest of the year! Last year, we had more great entries than ever and we’re hoping 2015 can even top that. There are no category restrictions on this contest, so just pick your best recent work and let it shine. You’re allowed three […]
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    Montana Smith Photo Blog

  • Capturing the Best Christmas Photo

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

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

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

    Montana
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:07 am
    Most passionate photographers will have a specific photography area they tend to specialize in, whether it is out of passion or because they find it most profitable. If you have found yourself doing wedding photography, you should already have an idea about what it is about – it definitely is quite different from the likes of nature or art. In fact, whether you have done wedding photography before or not, if you own a nice camera, you should expect to sooner or later be called into action by family or friends. Not everyone can afford to hire an experienced pro, so cases of asking for help…
  • Introduction to Montana Smith Photo Blog

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

  • J’étais Porte de Vincennes

    Celine Manceron
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Dans cet article, dans ce témoignage, il y a des chances que nombre d’entre vous, s’y retrouvent… Ce jour là, ce fameux vendredi 9 Janvier 2015, j’étais Porte de Vincennes… Comme tous les jours d’ailleurs… et comme beaucoup de parisiens ou de franciliens qui travaillent autour… Ce jour là, ces images, ce lieu devenu lieu de recueillement, je n’avais pas envie d’en parler, ni de le photographier… Mais finalement, j’en ai peut-être besoin. Besoin pour accepter ce drame… besoin pour essayer de comprendre……
  • Conférence : comment choisir son matériel photo

    Celine Manceron
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:17 am
    Je vous propose de retrouver l’enregistrement de la dernière conférence en ligne : comment choisir son matériel photo ! Choisir son matériel photo, cela peut sembler bien compliqué ! Réflex ? Hybride ? Et quel objectif choisir ? Pourquoi une telle différence de prix entre les objectifs ? Que signifie VR ou même IS ? Objectif + Boitier, c’est bien, mais quels sont les accessoires indispensables également ? Quand on commence en photo, on se pose tous ce genre de questions. On est perdu au milieu de la jungle des abréviations, les vendeurs essaient de nous conseiller,…
  • Reportage Photo – Barcelone

    Celine Manceron
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:31 am
    Il y a 2 ans, une vague de froid s’est abattu sur la France… Je ne sais pas si vous vous souvenez, d’un seul coup, il a neigé sur Paris, et les aéroports se sont retrouvés bloqués ! Je m’en souviens très bien, car on revenant de Barcelone, et on repartait de Venise… donc nos vols avaient été très impactés par la neige ! Il y a donc 2 ans, nous sommes parti à Barcelone. Cela faisait un moment qu’on avait envie de découvrir cette ville, et pour plusieurs raisons : Ville jeune et dynamique En plein hiver, on avait envie de voir un peu de soleil…
  • Trucs et astuces en photographie

    Celine Manceron
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:02 am
    Au mois de Décembre, nous avons publié une série de 25 trucs et astuces en photo. Les conseils portent notamment sur la préparation du sac, la prise de vue, le transport, le traitement et divers conseils. Afin de vous y retrouver facilement, je vous propose aujourd’hui, tous les liens organisés par grandes thématiques. Préparation et Matériel Préparez votre sac la veille Ne partez pas trop chargé Avoir du stock de cartes mémoire, batterie Paramétrez votre appareil photo avant Réglez les fuseaux horaire Pensez au papier Prise de vue Le mauvais temps n’existe pas Utilisez les…
  • Journal d’un photographe – Interface d’Optics Pro 10

    Celine Manceron
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:38 am
    Après vous avoir présenté mon projet de tester DXO Optics Pro 10, et surtout, après l’installation, il est temps de passer à la décomposition et à la présentation de l’interface. Dans le prochain article, on parlera du traitement, et je vous réserve même une surprise Au niveau de l’interface, on distingue très vite deux grandes rubriques : la partie ORGANISER et la partie PERSONNALISER ! Dans ma tête, je pense donc immédiatement que dans ORGANISER, je vais retrouver mon arborescence, mes dossiers, mes regroupements et effectuer mon catalogage… et que dans…
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    Stay Focused

  • CES 2015

    Arnie Lee
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:28 pm
    The Consumer Electronics Show If you don’t count the time that my father took me to the CES in New York City during the 60’s, I’ve been consistently attending the annual Consumer Electronics Show each January. Other than the one or two shows that I’ve missed since 1982, I’ve been able to leave the cold and snow of Michigan to spend a few days in the warmth and sun of southern Nevada. For most of these past 33 years I attended CES as an exhibitor. As a publisher in the computer industry, we used CES to promote and market our lines of software and books. Awhile…
  • Flying Museums

    Arnie Lee
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:36 am
    Warbirds up Close For more than a 15 years in one of my previous careers, our company was immersed in the world of flight simulation. One of the most enjoyable parts of the job was attend the many aviation air shows and events. Yearly we would trek to Florida, California, New York and Wisconsin to name a few places where we could see and touch a multitude of flying machines. My favorite time was strolling along side the many historic aircraft from World War II. Here’s an up close look at of some of the warbird aircraft that we eagerly visited but from a slightly different viewpoint than…
  • PhotoPlus Expo 2014 – Sony ActionCam

    Arnie Lee
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:53 pm
    For Movies on the Move For several years now, GoPro has demonstrated the overwhelming popularity of action videos. They have built an empire of a business around its brand. Sony’s HDR-AS100V and newer, yet slightly smaller HDR-AZ1 cameras are the center of their video system for recording action in the field. Both units pack lots of features into a very compact space: 1080p with image stabilization, stereo sound, high speed recording, 170-degree view, interval recoding, and WiFi and NFC equipped and GPS (AS100V only). They are ruggedized and are waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and…
  • PhotoPlus Expo 2014 – Masterpix

    Arnie Lee
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Corning’s Gorilla Glass Photos As I was browsing the aisles, I came across a booth with a display of many brilliant photos. I learned that all of these photos were printed directly on glass. Most people recognize the Corning brand. What they may not know is that Corning is the maker of Gorilla Glass. It’s the strong, scratch-resistant surface has made it the standard fare for an overwhelming number of mobile phones. Corning rep Katie Greene showed me this photo (of a gorilla, no less) and explained the multi-step process of turning an image into a Masterpix photo. First a primer…
  • PhotoPlus Expo 2014 – Epson P600

    Arnie Lee
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:50 pm
    High Quality Desktop Printer I’m an ardent believer that it’s better to get your photographs off of your hard drive and into print. About ten years ago, we had a 13″ wide printer to handle some of our smaller photographs. However, after it died following a long and generous life, we chose not to replace it. Since then we’ve been using a variety of photofinishers to reproduce our photographs. After strolling by the Epson booth and seeing some of their impressive photograph displays, I talked to one of their customer representatives and am now considering their new…
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    Florida Wedding Photographer

  • Barefoot Beach Wedding

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

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

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

    Linsey Kelsey
    8 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    The post Wedding Reception Table Details appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Fort Myers Beach Engagement Photography

    Linsey Kelsey
    8 Nov 2014 | 11:49 am
    Fort Myers Beach Engagement Please read this wonderful review that Sam sent us on instagram… The post Fort Myers Beach Engagement Photography appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
 
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    The Creative's Corner

  • How to select a commercial photographer for your business

    admin
    2 Jan 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Every business needs photographs to properly promote itself. They are used in print and online advertising, social media, audio/visual presentations and much more. Photographs convey ideas and illustrate products and services like no other medium can. As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” But when your business needs photographs, how do you get them? You can take them yourself, or have a friend or coworker do it, but I wouldn’t advise it. Thinking that you can take professional photographs because you have a nice camera is like thinking you could create…
  • January’s Wallpaper Is Up

    admin
    31 Dec 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Hi All, I hope you had a Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year’s Eve. The wallpaper for January is up. It’s some kind of a cherry sized fruit, but I don’t know what it is. I’ve never seen a translucent fruit before. Get your copy at my Wallpaper page. Have Fun, Jeff
  • My New and Exciting Photography

    admin
    7 Dec 2014 | 1:29 pm
    There’s something new and exciting with my photography. While I’ll continue to do all the nature and landscape photography that you’re familiar with, I’ve been wanting to do more. I want to create images from my imagination, using both my photography and drawing skills. I’ve spent the last several months coming up with 4 self-assignment “topics” and roughed out several pieces in each one. These pieces of art will explore some interesting areas, and they will all be limited editions of 10. Here’s my first creation from my Door series, called…
  • Have A Happy, And Slightly Twisted, Holiday Season.

    admin
    6 Dec 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Following are some of my favorite Holiday music videos. You’ll find the entire spectrum from traditional to shall we say, unique. I hope you enjoy them. There are two new performers this year whose music really brightens up my Holidays. The first is Lindsey Sterling, an amazing hip-hop violinist with some great moves. Listen to her perform Celtic Carol, What Child Is This and Silent Night. The other performer is Pentatonix, an acappella group whose voices blend beautifully. List to their versions of Carol Of The Bells and That’s Christmas To Me. I’ve always been a big fan of…
  • Get December’s Computer Wallpaper

    admin
    5 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    My December wallpaper is ready for you. It’s a picture of Sedona, Arizona after a snow storm. It’s not uncommon for the snow to melt by noon the day after a storm. Get your copy at http://www.JeffColburn.com Have Fun, Jeff
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • Oceans of Fog

    Michael Frye
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Fog and southern Sierra peaks from Mt. Bullion at sunrise, Mariposa County, Wednesday morningAfter the episode of dense fog in the Central Valley that I mentioned in my last post, the fog lifted into what meteorologists call a stratus deck last week – essentially a layer of fog that’s slightly above ground level. From the Central Valley the stratus deck would look like a low overcast. If you were to drive out of the valley into the Sierra, you’d climb into the clouds, and into a layer of fog, and then eventually get above the fog and into sunshine. And if you could find a hill…
  • Oaks in the Mist

    Michael Frye
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Oak, sun, and fog, Sierra Nevada foothillsAs regular readers know, I love fog. It’s a little like snow in the way it can transform an ordinary landscape into something dreamlike. We’ve had a lot of interesting fog around here lately. Last week the fog was very dense in the Central Valley, sometimes persisting all day rather than burning off in the afternoon. One morning we made an early trip into the lower foothills of Mariposa County, an area with rolling, grassy hills and scattered oaks (I’ve posted images from there before). I was hoping that the fog would be thick enough…
  • Wildlife Landscapes

    Michael Frye
    11 Jan 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Sandhill cranes, fog, and the setting moon, San Joaquin Valley, CAAlthough I specialize in photographing landscapes these days, I also enjoy photographing the masses of migrating birds that spend the winter in California’s Central Valley. And while I won’t pass up an opportunity to capture a close-up wildlife portrait, most of the time I’m trying to include some of the animals’ habitat. I’m really attempting to photograph landscapes with birds in them, and, as with other landscapes, use the light, weather, and moment to convey a mood. Last Tuesday morning Claudia…
  • “Ordinary” Landscapes

    Michael Frye
    8 Jan 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Sunrise in a San Joaquin Valley marsh, California, December 18thI’m grateful to live near Yosemite Valley, one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. But in photography, light is more important than subject. My most popular image of 2014 featured an orchard in the Sacramento Valley – with exceptional light. I’d rather photograph an “ordinary” scene in great light than an extraordinary scene in dull light. Last month Claudia and made an early-morning drive to one of the wildlife refuges in the flat-as-a-table-top expanse of the San Joaquin Valley. I was…
  • My Top Photographs of 2014

    Michael Frye
    3 Jan 2015 | 9:37 pm
    The votes are all in and counted, and here are my top photographs of 2014! We had a great response this year: 268 people looked through my initial selection of 40 images and voted for their favorites here on the blog, on Facebook, Google+, and through email. A big thank you to everyone who took the time to look through these photographs and voice your opinions! I also really appreciate all the kind words expressed along with the votes. I wish I could respond to every comment, but please know that I’ve read them all and am very grateful for all your support. And also, many thanks to my…
 
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    Photography Bay

  • GoPro & NHL Partnership Update

    Eric Reagan
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:34 pm
    GoPro has finally come out with an official statement on its partnership with the NHL for using GoPro cameras on players and refs during NHL games. We first reported this agreement back in October 2014 and commented about how the new perspective could serve up some fresh views on the sport. With the above video, GoPro made the following promo statement: The National Hockey League (NHL) and the NHL Players’ Association (NHLPA) are happy to announce a North American partnership with GoPro. Step on the ice with a few of the NHL’s best as they give you a rare glimpse into their unique skill…
  • Flashpoint CoolVee7 Video Light Released

    Eric Reagan
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    Adorama has announced the availability of the new Flashpoint CoolVee7, which is a 7-lamp fluorescent fixture with an included octabox.  The Flashpoint CoolVee7 outputs the equivalent of up to a 760w tungsten fixture. It can use affordable 32w or 45w bulbs, which are available for $3.95 and $5.65, respectively. The Flashpoint CoolVee7 Video Light Ships With: Flashpoint CoolVee7 Video Lamp Head Reflector Octagon Softbox and Support Rods Seven Daylight Compact Fluorescent 32w 120v Bulbs Removable Inner Diffuser Power Cable User Manual One-Year Warranty The Flashpoint CoolVee7 runs $199.95 and…
  • Reader Photos Roundup: January 25, 2015

    Eric Reagan
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:47 pm
    It’s time for our weekly break from the gear for a few minutes so we can enjoy another round of reader photos from the Photography Bay Flickr Group. Check out the rest of the photos below. You can mouse over any photo for title and photographer names. Additionally, clicking on the photos will take you to its Flickr page where you can read more about the shot, leave a compliment or connect with the photographer. As always, thanks for being a part of Photography Bay and sharing your work with the rest of us. If you missed out on this round of reader photos, feel free to join in on the fun and…
  • Samung NX1 Firmware Update ver. 1.20 Released

    Eric Reagan
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Samsung has released a major firmware update for the new NX1 mirrorless camera. Firmware version 1.20 adds a ton of features and capabilities for shooting video. Before we get to the update though, here’s a little bit of eye-candy of the Samsung NX1 on a Redrock Micro rig with the Atomos Shogun for 4K capture via the camera’s HDMI output. The new firmware update version 1.20 includes the following: C Gamma and DR Gamma curves added for movie shooting. Video master black level control in 31 steps Video luminance level limiting [0-255], [16-235], [16-255] Video AF responsiveness…
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Teased; Photos Leak Out

    Eric Reagan
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:14 pm
    The follow-up to the popular Olympus OM-D E-M5 appears to have leaked out in full in a new set of images embedded in this post. The OM-D E-M5 II has now been “officially” teased by Olympus in a new video, seen below.  As seen in the following leaked images, the new E-M5 II features a pop-out, swivel LCD, along with redesigned controls and buttons layout. The body will be available in both silver and black, with a different texture on the leather wrap around the body. As noted in the official teaser above, the camera will be announced sometime in February – certainly…
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  • Cute Animal Pictures: Groundhogs

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    Woodchuck (Marmota monax) emerging from snow after hibernation in its burrow, Minnesota. Ingo Arndt/ Minden Pictures/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: minphotos073948 As February 2 approaches, you know we’re all wondering what Punxsutawney Phil is going to say about the coming spring. Will it be early, late? Or how on earth can a groundhog predict the weather? Either way, we just think that groundhogs are pretty cute — and not just on Groundhog Day! With their rotund little bodies, sniffing noses, and buck teeth, we are totally diggin’ on these oversize rodents.
  • Guest Blog: The Road to Stardom

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:36 am
    Members of South Korean girl group Gfriend rehearse in Seoul December 23, 2014. KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rtrlsix835045 Editor’s Note: Today for our featured guest blog we’re highlighting a picture package and blog from our partners at Reuters. You can see more images from this special photo package – and license them – back at Newscom. By Kim Hong-Ji Thousands of Korean children dream of becoming household names like rapper Psy, whose 2012 “Gangnam Style” video was a global YouTube hit, often putting up with punishing schedules in…
  • Pictures of the Week: Auschwitz

    Ty Cobb
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:54 pm
    The main gate of the German Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau with the motto ‘Arbeit macht frei’ (‘work brings freedom’ or ‘work liberates’) in Oswiecim, Poland, 04 July 2006. Ulrich Haessler/picture alliance / dpa/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: dpaphotostwo265100 The Auschwitz concentration camp was one of the most appalling creations in human history and January 27 will mark 70 years since its liberation by the Soviet troops. Over the last 70 years Auschwitz has continued to be a powerful reminder of the atrocities that happened…
  • Coach in Focus: Mike Krzyzewski

    Ty Cobb
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead (L) presents Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski a jersey to honor his 1,000th game as Duke’s head coach after a game between the Maryland Terrapins and the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. Duke defeated Maryland 77-56. Lance King/Icon SMI CAB/Lance King/Icon SMI/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: iconphotostwo474897 There isn’t much Mike Krzyewski hasn’t accomplished in his 34 years as Duke’s coach. In recent years Coach K has been regularly taking down milestone after milestone.
  • Celebrity Picture Profile: Katy Perry

    Annabelle Quinn
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    Pictured – Jun 22, 2014 – Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. – Katy Perry performs onstage during ‘The Prismatic World Tour’ at PNC Arena. Kevin Mazur/ZUMA Press/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: zumaamericaseleven713584 Katy Perry is set to perform at Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1st. Half time is highly anticipated as many are expecting the pop star to put on one of the most entertaining shows. However, the question becomes “What Will Katy Perry Perform?” Her hit song “Firework” seems like a given, since the lyrics lend…
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • Shutterstock buys Rex for $33 Million

    pmelcher
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:47 am
    North America woke up with the news that golden boy photo agency Shutterstock acquired no less than 2 companies in what seems as one swoop. One, in the music category, the other, in the photo... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • Buying an audience

    pmelcher
    30 Dec 2014 | 7:29 am
    Ever so often, the topic of the value of a photograph emerges from the bowels of online conversations. Very quickly, the conversation ends with the undisputed point that a photo should at least cover... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
 
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • tfttf667 – Visual Storytelling

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Finally the detailed version of how to tell visual stories. Chris has been experimenting and now added a second layer to his Lightroom workflow, not just boiling down photos to the best of the best, but also sorting them into stories that can include pictures from all quality levels. He then uses Storehouse to put … Continue reading tfttf667 – Visual Storytelling The post tfttf667 – Visual Storytelling appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf666 – Manual Macro Selfie Stick

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Chris talks about visual storytelling, selfie-sticks (yes, again), finding the right macro lens (or faking it) and finally: how to do manual exposure the right way? Follow along with his walk-through to learn something today. The Oatmeal: Should you buy a selfie stick? Russian Space Selfie – NO STICK INVOLVED! (Video) iMore show 439: Ally’s … Continue reading tfttf666 – Manual Macro Selfie Stick The post tfttf666 – Manual Macro Selfie Stick appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf665 – Hit Me With Your Selfie Stick – Smartphone Photography

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    9 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Well.. isn’t it all photography? Doesn’t it feel kinda wrong to look down on those who shoot with a smartphone? And honestly, we’re doing it all, aren’t we? Is it any less serious than shooting with a big DSLR? Chris discusses this and more questions. Also: Hit Me With Your Selfie Stick… Show Links: 22 … Continue reading tfttf665 – Hit Me With Your Selfie Stick – Smartphone Photography The post tfttf665 – Hit Me With Your Selfie Stick – Smartphone Photography appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf664 – Becoming A Better Photographer

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    2 Jan 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Happy New Year! Chris kicks off the new year by answering some listener questions and making sure we don’t lose sight of the most important things in photography. Jose has a question about buying a computer for editing photos and videos, Graham needs a way to exercise his photographic eye and Tommy reports back on … Continue reading tfttf664 – Becoming A Better Photographer The post tfttf664 – Becoming A Better Photographer appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf663 – Nightscapes vs Deep Skies

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    26 Dec 2014 | 11:13 am
    In this last episode of the year, Chris will touch on Deep Sky Photography vs. Nightscapes (and why he might have used that term slightly wrong). There are a few questions about zones (is it really the holy grail of exposure?) and Chris interviews Sina Farhat from Gothenborg, Sweden, who tells us about his method … Continue reading tfttf663 – Nightscapes vs Deep Skies The post tfttf663 – Nightscapes vs Deep Skies appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • COMPARISON: Variable Neutral Density Filters (Singh-Ray, B+W, Hoya, Tiffen & Bower)

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:01 am
      B+W, Bower, Hoya, Singh-Ray & Tiffen VariND  Filters After a lot of work behind the scenes, I’m happy to bring to you the first big comparison article of the year. This is a great line up of variable neutral density filters ranging in price from $55 to $340 at the time this article was written. Read on to find out which is the best and if the bargain filters are just as good as the pricey competition. What is a Variable Neutral Density Filter? Mountain stream photo that hangs in my home was taken with a Neutral Density Filterprinted on Satin Cloth Gallery Wrap Elite by…
  • At the Zoo with the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II–Unedited Photos

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:33 am
    Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens I’m still reviewing the new Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens, but I must admit that I’m loving every minute of it! What a great lens! Yes, I’d love to own the amazing Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS with 1.4X Extender, but it’s just way out of my budget. The good news is that this lens is a pretty good compromise and a hell of a lot closer in performance than I expected! Sadly the weather hasn’t cooperated, so I haven’t had an available day to shoot when the weather was nice. In fact, for this day at the zoo the weather was about as…
  • REVIEW: Fujifilm XF 50-140mm (Part II) – Why Serious Shooters Need This Lens [Wildlife Shots]

    20 Jan 2015 | 12:33 am
    Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Lens If you are just starting to read this, please be sure to check out the first part of my review here. In that review I basically pointed out how this lens might not be for those seeking the Fujifilm X-Series for its compact size, but it’s definitely for those who are retiring their DSLR’s in favor of this system. For this short update, I just wanted to share some photos I took of captive animals at a local zoo in cold and rainy conditions. The purpose of these shots were to put the autofocus to the test, and thanks to the rain and in one case…
  • Photo of the Week: Sunrise Through Trees by Jim Martin

    16 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    Sunrise Through Trees by Jim Martin on 500px This photo was taken by blog reader, Jim Martin, with a Fujifilm X-T1 with a Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens at f/1.2 for 1/2000 sec using ISO 200. While driving into work this awesome light display compelled him to pull over and capture an image of natures light show. This photo sparked a discussion about the importance of having your camera with you at all times. While you can snap a shot like this with your cell phone, when life throws you something special like this you want it to be on your best camera if possible. Of course, don’t ever keep…
  • First Look: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens–The Wait Is Over!!!

    15 Jan 2015 | 1:55 am
    Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens It was a proud day when I got my first Canon 100-400mm lens! The ability to zoom from 100 to 400mm was a game changer, and that lens served me well for many years. However, as camera sensors improved it started to fall behind the pack in terms of sharpness, and the push-pull design was always a source of controversy. I ultimately sold, rebought, and then sold again my 100-400, but I’ve always missed having it in my collection. Before I tested the mighty 200-400mm I thought that would be my replacement for my 100-400mm, but the price (mostly) and…
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    a small work

  • Downton I

    Pamela Viola
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:37 pm
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  • Winged Flight

    Pamela Viola
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:32 am
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  • Head North

    Pamela Viola
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
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    Pamela Viola
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:33 am
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  • Circle Game 1 and 2

    Pamela Viola
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:19 pm
    New abstract diptych© 2015 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
 
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    PetaPixel

  • Photographer Makes Fruits and Vegetables Glow by Sticking Lights Inside

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Romanian photographer Radu Zaciu has been experimenting recently with photographing fruits and vegetables using internal lighting. He places bulbs inside and uses that as the main light source for his series of glowing images. The project is called “The Light Inside.” He starts by drilling or carving holes into the fruits and veggies. The holes need to be big enough to fit a light bulb, but not so big that it completely removes the flesh of the “subject” (which helps give a glow color that unique to the fruit). “It all started with a game of words,” Zaciu…
  • A Tongue-in-Cheek Take on Camera Test Videos

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Chicago-based photographer and videographer Jon Cole made this test video for the Sony FS7 that puts a humorous tongue-in-cheek spin on generic camera test videos. It features a “model’s commentary” voiceover by his wife that imagines what the subjects in these videos are thinking when their friend or family member gets a new camera and asks them to stand in for a “quick test”. (via Jon Cole via cinema5D)
  • Photographer Shoots a Portrait of Every Book Reader Spotted on the Subway

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:02 pm
    “The Last Book” is an interesting series of images collected by Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen, who spent 13 weeks over 3 years scouring the subway system of New York City for riders reading books. Every time he saw one, he would snap a picture and make a note of the book that was being read. Gerritsen shot thousands of photographs during his many hours in the subways, and what resulted was an extensive catalog of subway riders and their books of choice. He has selected a large number of them for display on the project’s website where they’re arranged in…
  • How USA Today Photographers Shoot a Hollywood Awards Show

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:12 am
    USA Today created this short behind-the-scenes video that offers a glimpse into how its staff photographers go about covering the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards ceremony, one of Hollywood’s major award events that’s attended by some of television and cinema’s biggest celebrities. The photographers talk about how they set themselves up in their respective assignment locations (e.g. red carpet, theater, and photo room) and the unique challenges they face for their specific task (e.g. identifying the right people/moments and fighting for eye contact). (via USA Today via ISO…
  • A Look Into the Life and Work of Surf Photographer Zak Noyle

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:07 am
    Zak Noyle is a surf photographer based out of Oahu, Hawaii who’s considered to be one of the best in the business. He became the senior staff photographer of Surfer Magazine when he was just 25 years old, and his work has appeared in numerous magazines (e.g. ESPN, SI, Nat Geo) and advertisements (e.g. Billabong, Chanel). Berad Studio recently shot this 5-minute profile that offers a glimpse into Noyle’s life and work: Noyle says he grew up around the swimming pool, which gave him both stamina and a love for water. He’s also been around photography his whole life, as his…
 
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    The Right Blue

  • Colony of Colorful Sea Whips (Ellisella ceratophyta)

    BNS
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Colony of Colorful Sea Whips (Ellisella ceratophyta), Bunaken Island, Indonesiaby B. N. SullivanDespite its appearance, this is not a plant.  It is a colony of Sea Whips -- a type of soft coral.  This colorful species, Ellisella ceratophyta, occurs in many locations throughout the Indo-Pacific region.  I photographed this example at Indonesia's Bunaken Island.Sea Whips are Octocorals.  That is, their polyps have eight tentacles.  Like most Octocorals, they feed at night by extending their feathery tentacles to catch tiny bits of nutrients from the surrounding water.
  • The Channel Clinging Crab (Mithrax spinosissimus)

    BNS
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Channel Clinging Crab (Mithrax spinosissimus)by B. N. SullivanWe were on a night dive in the Turks and Caicos Islands when we came across this crab.  It is a Channel Clinging Crab (Mithrax spinosissimus), the largest species of Caribbean reef crab.How big is he?  We estimated that this crab's carapace measured about 15 cm (6 inches) across.  If you could measure across its spread-legged footprint, however, it would easily be over to 30 cm (12 inches).We were scanning around with our lights across a sandy area off the coast of West Caicos, when we saw this crab gallumphing…
  • Have you ever seen a pregnant shark?

    BNS
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Pregnant Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus)by B. N. SullivanSomeone we know saw a TV program about sharks, and learned that while some shark species lay eggs, others give live birth.  He asked us, "Have you ever seen a pregnant shark?"Yes, occasionally we have seen pregnant sharks, and I even managed to photograph one.  Above is a photo of a pregnant White Tip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus) that I took at Sipadan Island, off the coast of Borneo.  She looks like she is about ready to pop!This species is known to breed in the Autumn and Winter.  The gestation period is…
  • Happy Holidays from The Right Blue!

    BNS
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:34 am
    Christmas Tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus) and Pillar Coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus), with polyps extendedby B. N. SullivanWe chose this image for our holiday post because we thought it looked festive. We hope you agree.The photo, taken during a night dive off  Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands, shows a stand of Pillar Coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus) with its polyps extended for feeding.  Nestled cozily in the coral is a kind of Polychaete worm called the Christmas Tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus).  The worm burrows into coral and secretes a calcareous tube in…
  • It's a Pipefish, but which Pipefish?

    BNS
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:39 am
    Unidentified Pipefish, Fukui Point, Bunaken Island, Indonesiaby B. N. SullivanNature photographers sometimes find it difficult to positively identify a creature they have photographed in the wild.  Certainly those of us who began taking pictures of critters in pre-Google days had (and still have) shelves full of reference books that we pored over, looking for photos or descriptions of animals we were trying to identify.  Nowadays, the task is made easier due to the wealth of online materials, searchable databases, and so on.  Still, many online photos are misidentified, so the…
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    H&H Color Lab

  • The Photoshop Playbook

    Forum Admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:51 am
    As a new user to Photoshop, opening the application can be extremely intimidating. I remember the first time I opened Photoshop and thought “Now What?” Reading the help didn’t help much. It explained what each tool did, but rarely gave me an example of when I would use it. For example, I wanted to know how to do an eye swap. Well, that can involve the marquee tool. Copying, Pasting, Using Masks, Transforming and possibly levels or curves to make it happen. That was a lot of reading to do in help and it didn’t tell me how to put each of those steps together. Well, a lot has changed…
  • 115 Professional Photographers to Follow on Instagram

    Forum Admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Never before in human history have we been able to so easily access the work of the world’s greatest living artists. If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than these 115 amazing photographers on Instagram. punkodelish – 376k Followers bradleycastaneda – 50k Followers withhearts – 440k Followers victorofvalencia – 8k Followers chrisburkard – 529k Followers jonathan360 – 22k Followers roblutter – 51k Followers benjaminheath – 700k Followers michaelmatti – 45k Followers nicanorgarcia – 626k Followers garethpon…
  • “The Connection” From H&H Color Lab, January 2015

    Forum Admin
    6 Jan 2015 | 2:29 pm
  • Can You Guess Where the Most Photos Were Taken in 2014?

    Forum Admin
    30 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    Instagram just released the 10 most common geotagged locations photographs were taken using its app this year. Take a look! The 10 Most Common Photography Locations on Instagram in 2014 Disneyland in Anaheim, California Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California Times Square in New York, New York Photo by chensiyuan Siam Paragon shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand Photo by Mark Fischer Gorky Park in Moscow, Russia Photo by A.Savin Musée du Louvre in Paris, France Photo by Hteink.min Red Square in Moscow, Russia Madison Square Garden in New York, New York Yankee Stadium in New York, New York…
  • Solving the Problems of Classroom Composites

    Forum Admin
    24 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
    In the world of school photography schools expect their school photographer to provide service items. One of these items is class composites. hhschools has the innovative automated class composite product that quickly, easily and cost effectively helps the photographer create these complex class composites automatically!  It is the only system like it in the world that provides simple, fast and inexpensive class composites. Schools need their composites to show: School administrators Principles Teachers Students grouped per class Attractive clean design Custom Graphics, backgrounds and…
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    Blog - Howard Grill Photography

  • Quick Quotes: Robert Adams

    Howard G
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:47 am
    "No place is boring if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film."Robert AdamsI always enjoy quotes that relate to the fact that you don't have to go on expensive, exotic journies to remote places in order to make interesting photographs.  I suppose that is why I enjoy photos of the "Intimate Landscape" so much......because they can be found almost anywhere. Subscribe to Motivation Photo Blog by Email
  • Spider Rock: Canyon de Chelly

    Howard G
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:55 am
    Back in 2005 I went on a photo workshop which included a brief stay at Canyon de Chelly in Chinle, Arizona. During one of the evenings we photographed Spider Rock, an amazing structure that is over 800 feet high and the formation of which is said to have started over 230 million years ago. To see this site within the Canyon is truly awe inspiring, in a way that words can not truly express (at least not with my ability to use them).  My understanding is that in Navajo lore Spider Woman was a deity-like figure who assisted the Navajo in many ways and whose home was said to be on the…
  • The Geometry Series III

    Howard G
    11 Jan 2015 | 1:50 am
    I previously posted some thoughts I had about assembling my "geometry" series.  This would be a series of images that are based on simple found geometric lines. The first and second entries that started the series are here and here.And now I have the third in the series:  Geometric circles formed by the wall of a grain elevator.© Howard Grill  For this image I used a telephoto lens to seemingly 'compress' the distance between the two grain silos. Because of the focal length and the distance between the two silos, even at f16 both silos were unable to be rendered…
  • Light, Gesture and Color by Jay Maisel

    Howard G
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:39 am
    Lately I have been reading the newest book by the extraordinary photographer Jay Maisel: Light, Gesture, and Color (Voices That Matter) Mr. Maisel has long talked about light, color, and gesture as making up the components of a succesful photograph.  Color and light are relatively easy to understand (at least on the very surface....digging deeper can take you to all sorts of hard to reach places).....but gesture, that's not easy, even from a superficial standpoint. It's not easy because it doesn't mean the gesture we first think of...it's not the movement of a hand or body…
  • More From The Old Truck Graveyard

    Howard G
    1 Jan 2015 | 1:34 am
    This is another photo from my series taken in an "Old Truck Graveyard" in the Palouse last summer. People, on occasion, have asked how I process an image and so I thought that this year I might occasionally talk about that. I know that I have found it useful when others have described what they have done, so I thought I would do the same.  Hopefully it will be useful information to some readers.  Old GMC truck in a truck graveyard in the Palouse© Howard Grill  This image was made with a 50mm focal length lens.  Even though the focal length was relatively short, I was not…
 
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    International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

  • Best Wedding Photography of 2014 – ISPWP 1st Place Contest Winning Images

    Joe Milton
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:18 am
    The ISPWP holds a members-only wedding photography contest four times a year. Each contest has 20 different categories, so over the four quarterly contests that adds up to 80 First Place winners for the entire year. Here is a look back at ALL 80 1st place winning images published in 2014. 1st PLACE | ALL ABOUT LIGHT | WINTER 2013 Chris Huang | We-Sweet Photography | Taipei, Taiwan 1st PLACE | BRIDAL PARTY PORTRAIT | WINTER 2013 Matous Duchek | Matous Duchek | Prague, Czech Republic 1st PLACE | BRIDE AND GROOM PORTRAIT | WINTER 2013 Galina Nabatnikova | GRANINPHOTO.RU | Moscow, Russia 1st…
  • Real Wedding | Germany | Germany Wedding Photographer Georgii Shugol

    ispwp
    2 Jan 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Georgii Shugol, Germany Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: St Petersburg, Russia Wedding Date: February 16, 2013 Client Names: Maria and Vasiliy Real Wedding Description Beautiful winter wedding of Mary and Vasiliy, in St. Petersburg Russia. On the street it was – 20C degrees. It was cold, but love makes everything warmer. photos ©Georgii Shugol Wedding Photographer Contact Information Georgii Shugol | Germany Wedding Photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Shugol | Email: ggshoogol@gmail.com | Phone: +79817374812 Wedding Photographer…
  • Real Wedding | Baia Mare, Romania | Romania Wedding Photographer Rares ION

    ispwp
    2 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Rares ION, Baia Mare, Romania Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Castello di Montignano Wedding Date: June 30, 2014 Client Names: Alina and Razvan Real Wedding Description Alina and Razvan are kindred spirits. They are so positive and if you are near them you can feel the positive status going straight to your heart. Their wedding took place in Alina’s native town, Baia Mare (Romania), a nice and quiet city you should visit sometime. The orthodox ceremony was held in a small church, and before, the Mayor himself has performed the marriage…
  • Real Wedding | Umbria, Italy | Italy Wedding Photographer Andrea Tappo

    ispwp
    2 Jan 2015 | 11:12 am
    Wedding Photographer: Andrea Tappo, Umbria, Italy Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Castello di Montignano Wedding Date: September 14, 2014 Client Names: Nour and Emad Real Wedding Description Nour and Emad came from Beirut and decided to get married in Italy. Castello di Montignano was the location chosen for their intimate wedding, and the ceremony was beautiful. photos ©Andrea Tappo Wedding Photographer Contact Information Andrea Tappo | Umbria, Italy Wedding Photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Andrea Tappo Fotografo di Matrimoni | Email:…
  • Real Wedding | Arcachon, France | France Wedding Photographer DavidOne

    ispwp
    2 Jan 2015 | 10:40 am
    Wedding Photographer: DavidOne, Arcachon, France Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Villa la Tosca, Arcachon Wedding Date: June 06, 2014 Client Names: Aurore and Romain Real Wedding Description Aurore and Romain are a young Parisian couple. They wanted to have their wedding in a beautiful region of France : Bassin d’Arcachon. They rented a villa (illa la Tosca) which is just in front of a beach … A beautiful sunny day, with a ceremony in the garden … and a beautiful light appears in the evening – it gives us the opportunity to make some…
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  • Imaging USA 2015

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

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

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

    Larry
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    Getting Modern Welcome back for another addition to the Off The Record Project.  We’ve been doing a bunch of older album covers lately.  This is probably due to the fact that the 80s produced so many iconic cover images.  For this one, however, we decided to get a little more modern, with an homage to Adele’s classic “21″ album cover.  Let’s take a look at how things unfolded…   The Original Adele’s “21″ cover is a great one for the project because it is very recognizable and it is a wonderful, old-school portrait.  A classic…
  • Off The Record: Mommy Crue

    Larry
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    The Age of Glam Metal The 80s were know for a lot of things, but “heavy metal bands with big hair” would certainly be high on the list.  For this addition to the Off The Record Project, we decided to explore the work of one of the biggest hair bands of the 80s – Motley Crue. Released in 1983, the band’s second album “Shout at the Devil” made it all the way to #17 on the Billboard charts. The album cover, however, was even MORE memorable. When someone proposed the cover for my project, I knew it was one that had to be done! The Original The original Motley…
 
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  • How Effective is Forskolin for Weight Loss?

    admin
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Forskolin is an herbal extract from an Indian plant called Coleus forskohlii. Forskolin plant belongs to the mint family. It has been there since ancient time and has been used to treat various types of diseases ranging from hypertension, eczema, asthma, congestive heart failure, angina and psoriasis. Forskohlin have been a subject to the modern research before concluding that it can assist in weight management. Here we are going to discuss on how effective is forskolin for weight loss? Its weight loss benefits have made the herb a subject of interest. Its effectiveness on weight loss is…
  • How to Set Weight Loss Goals for 2015

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Most people find it difficult to set weight loss goals. The goals are often based on a desire to go back to a previous weight or a number an individual considers ideal. But this is not always the best approach. You have to think about the reasons why you want to lose weight before you can begin to set goals. Some people want to lose weight to improve their health while others want to boost their self image. Once you have an idea about your objectives, you can set realistic goals. Goal Standards The goals have to be tangible, realistic, attainable, measurable, and specific. Your initial step…
  • Are supplements effective for weight loss?

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    Almost 70% of the Americans, who are 20 years or more, are found to use weight loss supplements. Lack of regular exercise or tendency to maintain good figure are the commonly found problems for these people in USA. The reasons of increasing health problems among Americans are unhealthy diet and negligence to exercises. As per USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, if one wants to keep good health, he/she has to monitor fat intake & calorie, maintain healthy life style and stay active. Weight loss resources & their effectiveness There are many weight loss resources and dieting…
  • Best Dietary Supplements for Women

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    If you’re trying to lose weight, you may be interested in trying a dietary supplement. While there are many dietary supplements on the market, they’re certainly not all created equal. However, if you’re interested in learning more about the best diet supplements for women, try one of these top choices. Cellular D4 Thermal Shock This is a dietary supplement that has been nominated several times for being one of the best fat and weight loss products on the market today. With this supplement, you’ll find a potent mix of ingredients designed to boost your metabolism while…
  • How To Avoid Ineffective Diet Supplements

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Diet supplements have been very valuable to those who either want to lose weight, pack up some muscles or simply maintain a healthy lifestyle. They have made it convenient for individuals to supply themselves with nutrients that are essential for the body without having to spend money on tons of food that takes a lot of time and energy to prepare. Also, supplements are known to speed up the fitness progress of an individual. With the benefits that they offer, diet supplements can almost be considered as necessities for those who want to get back in good shape. Avoid Ineffective Diet…
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  • Rockhopper Penguin

    Ron Niebrugge
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:40 am
    Rockhopper Penguin, New Island, Falklands. Close-up of a rockhopper penguin.  Although they look awkward, it is amazing just how adapt these penguins are at hoping around steep, rocky terrain.  I could watch them for hours – and did! Canon 5D Mark III, 70-200 f/2.8 with 2x converter at 335mm.  Exposure;  ISO 640, f/9 1/640th of a second.
  • leopard seal

    Ron Niebrugge
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
    Leopard seal, Antarctica. We were fortunate enough to see and spend time with lots of leopard seals this year in Antarctica.  They are intimidating looking animals!
  • Maui Photos

    Ron Niebrugge
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    Jogging at sunset at Mai Poina ‘Oe La’u Beach Park, Maui, Hawaii We are a bit behind on our website updates, but Janine worked hard while I was in Antarctica and was able to update our section of Maui Photos on our website from our wonderful time spent there just over a year ago.  
  • Outdoor Photographer

    Ron Niebrugge
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:34 am
    Showcase image of Bryce National Park in the current issue of Outdoor Photographer. I have subscribed to Outdoor Photographer many, many years – since my days as a beginning amateur.  Back then I would devour every issue as I was so hungry to read and learn anything and everything about outdoor photography.  I still subscribe today, now mainly to keep up with trends and friends – I am friends in one way or another with the authors of every major article in one recent issue. So given this history, I must say I was very excited when they contacted us before my recent Antarctica…
  • Anza-Borrego Photography Workshop

    Ron Niebrugge
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
    Chuparosa wildflowers and Indian Head mountain, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California. We have decided to add an additional  weekend photography workshop in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in Southern California this Spring. I have been teaching a couple of workshops a year each winter for many years now.  There is lots to see and do there with and without the desert wildflowers, although the flowers are always a bonus!  Hopefully this year we will have some wildflowers.  Late last summer, Anza-Borrego was about the only area in California that received a good rainfall – as did…
 
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  • Gear Review: Wacom Cintiq Companion 2

    Colby Brown
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    At the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas last week, Wacom announced the 13.3″ Cintiq Companion 2, which is essentially the 2nd generation in their line of powerful and portable tablets. Built with digital artists, photographers and graphic designers … Continued
  • A Year in Reflection – 2014

    Colby Brown
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:11 pm
    It is that time of year again when many of us not only look forward to new beginnings and making resolutions for the next 12 months, but also look back on the challenges and successes that the previous year brought … Continued
  • Initial Hands On: Sony a7II With 5 Axis Image Stabilization

    Colby Brown
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
    On November 20th, 2014 Sony surprised the photography world with the announcement of the second generation of the full frame a7 mirrorless camera, known creatively as the a7II, which retails for $1698. While this announcement caught even the Sony rumors … Continued
  • The Colby Brown Holiday Giveaway

    Colby Brown
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
    It is that time of year again and I have a pretty spectacular giveaway this time around. I have reached out to a variety of my partners and sponsors and have put together something special. Each week through the month … Continued
  • So You Want to Become a Travel Photographer?

    Colby Brown
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    While we live in a day and age where camera gear is more affordable than ever, photo editing applications are much more accessible and social media platforms have connected each of us with more and more people from around the globe, many … Continued
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    Daily Ink: Leave Your Mark - Chris Corradino Photography LLC

  • Proven Ways to Add Impact to Your Photos

    Chris Corradino
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:56 am
    The wow factor is something all artists strive to achieve. Whether you're focusing on painting, photography, or drawing, the goal is the same. You want people to look at your work and have a big reaction. A gasp, a sigh, an exclamation point; all of these show an emotional connection with your art. Creating images with impact may not happen every time out. Yet, with these tips, you can improve your chances of success.
  • Inside the Dali Museum, St. Pete, Florida

    Chris Corradino
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:38 am
    Entering the Dali museum was similar to climbing inside the mind space of two immensely creative individuals. I was there to see a rare Picasso/Dali exhibit in which their works appeared side by side.  Before entering the galleries, I took some time to photograph the impressive interior of the recently completed building.  “I am not strange, I am just not normal.” - Salvador Dali
  • New Images: Birds of Florida

    Chris Corradino
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:56 am
    Florida is one of the better bird watching spots I've had the pleasure of photographing. Many of the animals are remarkably comfortable being viewed even at close distances. This makes for a unique wildlife photography opportunity. With a warm climate and abundance of water, the gulf coast is home to a massive variety of breeds. Some of my favorites are Great Blue Herons, Tri-Colored Herons, Egrets, Storks, Cranes, Cormorants, Moorhens, and Anhingas. I was able to see all of these and more in a single weekend near Clearwater. Moorhen Anhinga Juvenile Stork Great Blue Heron Tri-colored Heron…
  • 3 Photo Printing Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

    Chris Corradino
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:12 am
    If your printed photos look different from the version on your computer, the culprit may not be the lab. Chances are, you just need to make a few adjustments for better results. If this sounds a bit daunting, don't worry, you're not alone. This subject is one of the most common sources of frustration for photography students. While it may appear unnecessarily technical at first, it's not nearly as complicated as you might imagine. In this new tutorial, I detail the main considerations to get you back on track.  
  • sRGB or RGB?

    Chris Corradino
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:04 am
    If the colors of your print look very dull or just plain inaccurate, you may have used the wrong color space. Check your camera menu right now. Does it say Adobe RGB? If so, you have just found the cause of the problem. Simply change it to sRGB in your camera menu and don't look back. The reason is simple; it gives the most consistent results. Not only does it work well for printing, but also for images shared on the web. Now there will be some experts who proclaim Adobe RGB to be superior as it technically captures more colors. While this is true in theory, it does not translate well in…
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  • Little Women of Frank Wendt Vaudeville's Hoofers and Sweethearts Book

    25 Jan 2015 | 8:51 am
    At the turn of the century, thousands of young girls without the benefit of child labor laws traveled and performed nightly in the vaudeville and burlesque theaters of America.  Photographer Frank Wendt took their photographs.   They appear in the book HOOFERS AND SWEETHEARTS: THE LITTLE WOMEN OF FRANK WENDT. Hoofers and Sweethearts: The Little Women of Frank Wendt by Vintage Photographs from the Collection of Jim Linderman |
  • Vintage Ventriloquist Dummy Duck Folk Art Sculpture

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
    Vintage Ventriloquist Dummy Duck Folk Art Sculpture circa 1950 Collection Jim LindermanBOOKS AND INSTANT PDF DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE HERE
  • Painless Dentistry

    23 Jan 2015 | 7:48 am
    Cropped and enhanced Press Photograph 1922 Collection Jim Linderman
  • Undisputedly the Undisputed Truth? Norman Whitfield and the Undisputed Truth White Afro Promotional Photograph

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Hey!  It's Taka Boom, Chaka Khan's sister.  Hard to tell with all the make-up.  Strategic placement of disco ball helps identify the musical genre…you are going to put on platform shoes, wait in line to get in and possibly do some blow.   Or should I say undisputedly.The Undisputed Truth was brainchild/nightmare created by Norman Whitfield, a strong R&B composer who seems to have made a major mistake here.  Norman wrote "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" and "War" (Oooof! Absolutely NOTHING! Say it Again!)  He also wrote "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" "Just…
  • Vintage Ventriloquist Dummy Vent Figure

    18 Jan 2015 | 7:07 am
    Vintage Ventriloquist Dummy Vent Figure  Mid-20th Century Clay and wood with wire mechanism, handmade.  Eyes, mouth and arms move.  36" long.  See also the book I'M WITH DUMMY available HERE in paperback and hardcover.
 
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    PPA Today

  • Imaging USA, Donations, and Petitions: Our Top 10 Favorite Blog Posts from 1/ 18-23

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:58 pm
    By: Lauren Walters This week, take a stand as a photographer. Sign a petition or commend those who give back. Check out the top ten blog posts from this week.1. Want to See Your Photos Used on Book Covers? Here's How I Did ItPUBLISHING: Do you walk through book stores scrutinizing book cover photography? Maybe you could do it better? Join a stock agency to get your work out in the world! Read more to find out what it takes to sign with a stock agency.2. Imaging USA 2015's Image Competition TrackCONVENTIONS: Learn how to prep for conventions like Imaging USA. Which preconvention events…
  • 10 Questions with Imaging USA Speaker Luke Edmondson, M.Photog., CPP

    23 Jan 2015 | 11:25 am
    By Chris HomerA third generation photographer, Luke Edmonson has the craft in his blood! He's been a professional photographer for nearly 20 years, starting out in commercial photography and then teaming up with his father in 2003 to create Edmonson Weddings. We chatted with Luke about defining style, his career as a photographer, what inspires him and more. Here's the recap of the interview:1. What would you say is the biggest difficulty people usually face in defining their style?The biggest difficulty in finding a style is finding your own voice and doing the work to discover who you…
  • 10 Questions with Imaging USA Speaker, Russ Harrington

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:46 pm
    By Sarah AckermanGet to know hometown favorite, Russ Harrington before you hit the road to Imaging USA! Russ is an accomplished photographer, specializing in celebrity and musician clientele (we hear Nashville is a pretty awesome spot for that sort of thing). What made you want to get into photography? Our family always took pictures, so when I got my first 110 Kodak for Christmas, it was on!What should people expect to take away from your class?I'm going to show tons of photos! People will get to see different lighting ideas, how to work a location and what all goes into a…
  • See the Difference with #PhotoFails

    21 Jan 2015 | 7:57 am
    By Sarah AckermanOne of the most important things you have to do as a professional photographer is educate your clients on the difference between a pro and an amateur photographer. PPA has a wealth of resources to help you do just that! This video, #PhotoFail, is the latest addition to our video collection and helps convey that message. Professional photographers do make a difference. Watch these recently engaged couples as they read letters of some serious mishaps (all real stories!) that have happened and that they'll want to avoid in their own wedding. Not only is it entertaining, but…
  • Critique: The Strong Armed, School Marm...Zombie

    20 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    By: Lauren WaltersDo nerves get the best of you when thinking about photographic competitions (entries are open now for the Northeast District Competition) and the International Photographic Competition (IPC)? Never fear, PPA is here to let you review a critique and become familiar with the process. Once you enter, your nerves will substantially subside. Not only will you get helpful advice to improve your work, but your confidence will shoot through the roof the further you advance in the competition. Grow as an artist and offer your work up for IPC judges to critique! Become a stronger…
 
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    Tangents Blog

  • promotion – lingerie guide for boudoir photographers

    Neil vN
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:28 pm
    promotion – Jennifer Rozenbaum’s lingerie guide for boudoir photographers Jennifer Rozenbaum has released an 80-page guide teaching boudoir photographers about lingerie, accessories, tips and tricks to help them relate to their clients better. In addition it includes a 6 page cheat sheet that the photographers can customize with their own logos and images to present to their clients. It also includes a customizable check list for client use. First, you learn about all different types of lingerie. You’ll learn the difference between a bustier and a corset. Which type of bra…
  • high-speed flash sync (HSS) with the Profoto B1 portable flash

    Neil vN
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:20 pm
    high-speed flash sync (HSS) with the Profoto B1 portable flash The already impressive Profoto B1 500 W/s AirTTL flash (vendor) became even more awesome in Dec 2014 when high-speed flash sync (HSS) capability was added through a firmware update. The photo above was taken at 1/2000 @ f/1.4 @ 100 ISO. I wanted that super-shallow depth-of-field, and I wanted the light to be more flattering than you’d get from a bare speedlight. In this case, I used a Profoto RFi 1’×3′ softbox with the Profoto B1. (I kept both baffles on the softbox.) The summary: it works! But there are a…
  • modern / contemporary business headshots in the studio

    Neil vN
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:19 pm
    business headshots in the studio, with a contemporary / modern look When Matt Sweetwood, the owner of the largest Camera Store in New Jersey, discussed doing new new business headshots for him, we agreed that a more contemporary look suited him. There’s a large dynamic personality at work here … and using an 85mm f/1.4 lens wide open would place attention on his eyes and his expression. Nothing else is really in focus aside from his eyes, and this really makes for a compelling portrait that grabs your attention. We shot various sequences, with the background brighter and…
  • photography workshops

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

    Neil vN
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:41 am
    I have a few pieces of photo gear (and other items) available that I am selling. I’m only selling in the continental USA, and the price includes UPS ground shipping. Check the B&H and Amazon links for full details and spec on each item.   Nikon gear   BL-D3 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D3 Series Camera Body  (B&H) B&H price is $155 … I’d like $60 link to photos   Nikon MC-36A multi-function remove cord  – $120 B&H price is $160.  I would like $120 for this. It has never seen use. link to photos   mint Nikon F3/T  +  Nikkor 50mm f/1.4…
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  • Bentley Projects | Downtown Phoenix Venues | Wedding Photography

    Melissa
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:38 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. “I like you much (most beautiful darling) more than anyone on the earth and I like you better than everything in the sky.” EE Cummings When we met this couple I guess close to a year ago,  you could tell immediately how genuinely in love they were with each other. So natural. So real. You knew that they were head over heels for each other but you also knew right away how important they were to each other and how…
  • Wedding Selfies | Phoenix Wedding Photographer

    Melissa
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:45 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. I love group selfies at weddings. What are these even called??? There isn’t a wedding we attend that we can’t get at least one of these fun shots! Needless to say brides weren’t doing this 15 or so years ago when we started our business!!!
  • Cheers to Love | Wedding Engagement Photography

    Melissa
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:03 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. Last post before the New Year! A recap of some engagement sessions from this past year.  So glad there is no shortage of couple’s in love! We were fortunate enough to cross the country and cross the ocean to document some pretty special couples head over heels in love. In case you didn’t guess, we love what we do!
  • Our Wedding Stories 2014 | Film Wedding Photographer

    Melissa
    30 Dec 2014 | 7:28 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.This is our first time posting a year in review post. My goal is to show a complete wedding through the eyes of multiple weddings photographed this year. Not every wedding is represented and not every situation but this is a snapshot of the key elements that make up a wedding day. From the chaos of getting ready, to the calm of the ceremony, to the party after – every wedding is unique and this compilation is just a…
  • Engagement Session | Wrigley Mansion | Arizona Biltmore | Film Photography

    keith
    29 Dec 2014 | 6:37 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. We love it when a couple hires us specifically because we shoot film. Believe me at the end of the day it doesn’t matter if you capture your images using digital cameras or film cameras, it just matters that your work speaks to your clients. But it puts a smile on Keith’s face when he can talk shop with someone who respects the craft and appreciates the cameras and knowledge that he brings to every event/wedding…
 
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  • New Year’s Eve around the World. Opening 2015

    Alafoto
    1 Jan 2015 | 11:55 am
    Paris Take a look at photos of NYE celebrations from around the world. Sydney Venice Madeira Mexico City Prague Athens Vilnius Singapore Moscow New York New Delhi Zurich Munich London Amsterdam Copenhagen Rio de Janeiro Hong Kong Dubai Alaska FULL SIZE GALLERY: Related posts: World Press Photo 2010 Winners Gallery Four more Years in the White House 47 Stunning Portraits From Around The World 125 Years of National Geographic Phantasmagoric World of Jamie Baldridge
  • Reuters best photos of the year 2014

    Alafoto
    1 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    As every year Reuters’ photographers did a tremendous work to show main events in the world. Here a some of the most important and best photos announced from the 2014 year. Follow the link to read descriptions on the original source: Reuters Here is a full gallery (274 photos) Also check a gallery with full […] Related posts: Best Photos of the Year, 2008: The American Economy VIP celebrities from Reuters Entertainment Photos of the Year 2011 On stage – from Reuters 2010 Year in Photos
  • Happy New Year 2015!

    Alafoto
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:38 am
    Dear Alafoto Readers! Just would like to thank You: for being with this blog, for visiting, for reading and sharing our articles all this year! May all your dreams come true! Thank you! You are the best! Related posts: Happy New Year! 2011 Year Rolls In Meet Alafoto on Facebook Happy New Year! Aubade Lingerie Calendar 2015
  • Aubade Lingerie Calendar 2015

    Alafoto
    31 Dec 2014 | 5:42 am
    The Aubade calendar is a highly coveted collector’s item. Since the first edition in 1998, its release every year has been met with incredible enthusiasm by lingerie fans. What makes the calendar so popular? In addition to Aubade’s sensually playful black and white photos, the scarcity of the calendar increases its desirability. Only Aubade retailers […] Related posts: Aubade Lingerie Calendar 2014 Aubade Lingerie Calendar 2013 – ‘Lessons In Seduction’ Aubade Lingerie Calendar 2011 Aubade Lingerie Calendar 2012 Leurre Lingerie Calendar 2012
  • Frozen in Time: Breath-Taking Beauty of Frozen Trees

    Alafoto
    29 Dec 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Stunning photos reveal breath-taking beauty of trees encased in ice and snow in Western Russia Incredible photos were captured by Russian photographer Sergey Makurin in the Ural Mountains Temperature drops to a chilling -35C in the remote area during the winter Peculiar trees make for unworldly figures as they stand against a magnificent, wintery backdrop […] Related posts: Fashion & Beauty from Jeff Tse Julia Kiecksee. Beauty and Fashion. OPA #30 – “Beauty Treatment with Gauze Mask” Beauty from Lucas Tomaszewski Studio Pabo Calendar 2013 – ‘La…
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    josh fassbind photography

  • 01/15 :: Paris: 72 hours and a new year.

    Josh Fassbind
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    I spent 4 days in Paris for the New Year with Anka and some close friends. We stayed in the 20th arrondissement (no, Fox News, it is not a “no-go zone”) and it was nice to discover a new neighborhood. It is a working-class and diverse neighborhood and it felt authentic. The great farmer’s market, little cafés and bakeries all contributed to a great experience. Far removed from the touristy Paris I am accustomed to, it was a very nice change. We also visited the Louis Vuitton Foundation designed by architect Frank Gehry and the building is insane! I still like the Walt…
  • 12/14 :: The Mother Road/Monument Valley.

    Josh Fassbind
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:03 pm
    At the end of 2014 Anka and I took a 4-day road trip to Monument Valley and drove, as much as we could, along Route 66. It was a lot of fun and now I really want to drive from L.A. to Chicago.
  • Shooting the Suspenders: great food for a good cause.

    Josh Fassbind
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Holy smokes! When opening WordPress to type this post, I came to realize nearly 4 months have passed since I last posted something here. All lot has happened in these 4 months but that’s not why I came to write here. The reason I wanted to post to my blog today is because of an improvized shoot I did yesterday in collaboration with We Like L.A. I’ve been in contact with Brian —the guy behind We Like LA— for a few months now and when he called me the other day asking about this shoot, I was immediately on board. The idea was to photograph Angelo and Thomas, two great human…
  • JAPAN: Tokyo.

    Josh Fassbind
    28 May 2014 | 6:21 am
    Before I tell you about Tokyo, I need to set things straight. Before going, I had this preconceived idea in my mind (another one) about Tokyo: it’s huge, it’s futuristic, it’s stressful and that’s not the side of Japan I will like. I’m happy to tell you I was completely wrong. Is it huge? Definitely. Is it futuristic? Not as much as I thought it would be. Is it stressful? Might be, probably is on a daily basis but as a tourist I didn’t feel it. Did I dislike it? No, I loved it! Now that I’ve cleared the air, let’s dive into the exciting city…
  • JAPAN: Kobe – Kamakura – Nikko.

    Josh Fassbind
    23 May 2014 | 6:09 am
    I hope you’ve been enjoying these posts about our Japanese journey. I have a couple more to write after this one: one about bustling Tokyo and the other about my general impression of this amazing country. But let’s not go too fast. First things first. Here is the fourth and last part of the trip before we returned to Tokyo. Kobe. I added Kobe to the list of cities we visited but we didn’t really visit Kobe, we actually experienced Kobe’s main attraction. Still taking full advantage of our train pass, we decided to stop in Shin-Kobe (Kobe’s Shinkansen station)…
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  • Photography Outlook for 2015

    Ben Neumann
    30 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    With the new year just around the corner what is the photography outlook for 2015 ? Will this be a better year for photographers? What can we expect in terms of technology? Lots of questions to be answered! I will share with you some rumors floating around the web along with some predictions that I have. First lets start off by spreading some rumors. The megapixel war is back in full force. It died down for a little while but once Sony and Nikon (using Sony’s sensor) released the 36 megapixel sensors in their lineup, it appears Canon is ready to take it a step further. Rumors have it…
 
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  • 19 Times Mother Nature Proved You Wrong

    Keith Estiler
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:02 am
    Mother Nature has her ups and downs, but all in all, we can never really hate her. Especially that time when you saw… 1. An ominous cloud that looked surprisingly beautiful (Source: Flickr/ eastcentralillonoiswxphotography) Check some more #cloudporn photos, here. 2. Lightning simultaneously striking three skyscrapers (Source: Reddit/ musicforthedeaf) Insane right? Read the full story here. 3. A venus fly trap eating a beetle. Weirdly soothing (Source: Vimeo/ Chris Field) Watch carnivorous plants grow in this stunning “biolapse” here. 4. A gust of wind blowing this shitty…
  • I Decorated My Apartment For My Cat’s Enjoyment (PHOTOS)

    La Carmina
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:16 pm
    (Credit: La Carmina, LaCarmina.com) These days, kitties are family to us. So why not decorate an apartment with their safety and comfort in mind? That’s exactly what I did when Basil Farrow and I moved into our “Maohaus.” I wanted the decor to fit my Scottish Fold’s needs, without looking like a crazy cat-lady home. (Credit: La Carmina, LaCarmina.com) Our “Maohaus” (a tip of the hat to the Bauhaus movement) is inspired by Tokyo cat cafes. These creative spaces are aesthetically pleasing to humans, yet safe and enjoyable for felines. I noticed that Japanese cat…
  • President Klay Thompson Loses His Damn Mind For 37 Points In ONE QUARTER

    Mitchell Friedman
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    “One half of the Splash Brothers” is not going to cut it anymore. From now on just call him President, for Klay Thompson is the undisputed leader of the free world. Calmly dropping a solid game’s worth of buckets and overthrowing the pathetic Kings in just ONE QUARTER, he went 13 for 13 in that 12 minute period. That many field goals tied a record. The 37 points broke another. So did the nine three-pointers. And the Kings wept, for the monarchy had been overthrown. Earlier in the day, Thompson’s co-God and backcourt partner Steph Curry — point guard to…
  • Rescued Lab Animals Model In Cheeky ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Portrait Series

    Keith Estiler
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Italian charity La Collina dei Conigli ONLUS have turned rescued mice, rabbits and guinea pigs into precious literary characters for a portrait series inspired by the classic novel “Alice in Wonderland.” Photographer and volunteer Attilia Conti came up with the ingenious idea to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the charity. Both the novel and the charity “started with a White Rabbit: this is how we can sum up Alice’s adventures in a World which is full of wonder and frightful things at the same time… there were so many voices saying ‘It’s a crazy…
  • So Suspender Jeans Are A Thing Right Now And They’re Pretty Amazing

    Tara Mastroeni
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    Okay, it’s official: Spring fashion is going to be all about embracing different segments of the lifecycle. We recently found out about the creepily-juvenile Babycore trend and now we’re swinging back to the other end of the spectrum with suspender jeans. Yep, like the kind Grampa wears to keep his drawers from drooping down. Those straps are absolutely everywhere right now and sometimes if you can’t beat a trend, you may just have to join it. We’ve got three looks to show you how to work braces into your wardrobe. Nice and casual, for the weekend (Source: Wildfang) At…
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  • Express yourself

    Tara R.
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:49 am
    Create Words laid out in measured stanzas Swinging and pirouetting lyrics Tall tales of anthropomorphic heroes, mythological villains Love stories bending time and space Create Dancing fingers bringing forth ethereal music Voices […]
  • Proprietary information

    Tara R.
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    Nannie MacGill, the iconic septuagenarian and public face of Nannie Mac’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, sat ramrod straight in the witness stand. Her face expression-less, save for the pencil thin line […]
  • Dear hunter

    Tara R.
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Family jokester That’s what she said, yo’ mama Inappropriate As I get older, or more accurately, as my children (read:son) get older, my sense of humor degenerates to that of […]
  • Flag warnings

    Tara R.
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Like sharks feasting on a lost and hurt swimmer, their feeding frenzy is no less bloodthirsty. Picking at tender, unhealed scars, they scrape away vulnerable self-esteem, peeling it off as […]
  • Voices carry

    Tara R.
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:17 am
    The story so far… The King’s sergeant-of-arms, Calen, half dragging and half carrying Maud, burst through the tent entry, swearing at the sentry to leave them. Maud fell into the […]
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    Rocky Mountain School of Photography » Blog

  • Digital Imaging Workflow

    website@rmsp.com
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:01 pm
    One of the most important skills for the modern photographer to have is a solid workflow that takes them through all the steps from capture to output. Because many people are intimidated by the computer, they will easily become lost and lose sight of the goal they had when they began editing a set of images. A workflow prevents this by helping the photographer stay on track and keeping them from wandering into uncharted territory when editing images. To me, the whole reason to develop a solid workflow is speed. Because editing can take up the majority of your working time as a professional…
  • 10 Places to Photograph in Atlanta This Weekend

    website@rmsp.com
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    RMSP will be in Atlanta on January 24-25 for the first of our 2015 Photo Weekend Events. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting than heading out to put those skills to the test. We thought it would be a fun idea to do a little e-scouting in Atlanta from Montana and give a few suggestions of places to photograph once classes are over. We’ve tried to keep the locations near the Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory, where the event will be taking place. However, there were a couple of places that looked great and…
  • Freshen Up Your Photography

    website@rmsp.com
    24 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    If you photograph long enough eventually the technical aspects of the art form become comfortable and easy. For many folks who reach this plateau they can become complacent and maybe even uninterested in taking the camera out for a stroll. The truth of the matter is when you reach this point of technical proficiency is where real photography begins. I recently presented a lecture on “Keeping your Photography Fresh” at one of RMSP’s free events in Missoula and I asked the participants why they were there. The overwhelming response was either, “I’m bored” or “I don’t know what…
  • How to Create Presets in Lightroom

    website@rmsp.com
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    A Lightroom Develop preset is a single setting or combination of settings that can be applied to a few or many images all at once. Think of it as one click to apply several settings. For example, when I download images from a portrait session, each image gets a -5 reduction in Clarity, has its chromatic aberration removed, receives a proper amount of sharpening, and has a Neutral Profile applied to it, all before I even open my first image in Lightroom! Lightroom has many Presets that ship with the program. These presets can seen and applied by opening your Presets Panel in the Develop Module…
  • Montana High School Photo Contest Winners

    website@rmsp.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    On November 25 we launched our 2014 Montana High School Photo Contest, and today we are tickled to be able to announce the winners. While we typically don’t host contests, after meeting and visiting with hundreds (thousands?) of Montana high school students at a series of career fairs we attended in September, we knew we had to do something. Many of the students we spoke with knew of RMSP, and it was obvious they had a yearning for photography. Witnessing a student from across the room lock eyes with our booth and come running over to introduce themselves left us inspired and wanting…
 
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    Mike Moats

  • 7 Pounds of Circuit Boards

    Mike Moats
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:46 am
    I went onto ebay looking for circuit boards to purchase and found different people selling circuit boards by the pound. Buyers extract the metals from the circuit boards and sell the metals. I bought a 7 pound box of boards. They are good for shooting fun abstracts. I wouldn’t normally but this many, but they will be used for workshops. ____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ This one has textured glass over top of the circuit board.   ___________________________________________________________ Share through social…
  • Applying Sharpening

    Mike Moats
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:57 am
    Many people are curious about how other photographers do their sharpening of a photo out of the camera. I’ve recorded this video to show my method of sharpening my images.   ___________________________________________________________ Share through social media, click links at bottom of this article. Website, Workshops and E-Books Macro Courses Online Click Here You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com To save 15% on Topaz products click here Like my Facebook Page
  • Diffraction and High F/Stop Numbers

    Mike Moats
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:24 am
    For those of you that have been told never shoot at high f/stop number because of diffraction watch this video. Website, Workshops and E-Books You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com To see my processing videos click here If you like this post share it below through your social media groups.
  • Creating Art With Macro

    Mike Moats
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:34 pm
    “Creating Art With Macro“ This e-book is designed to help you create beautiful art with macro photography This 184 page e-book is loaded with macro information, and only $14.95. I’ve combined and updated some info from each of my past e-books into one. It covers: Equipment and Accessories Benefits of Macro Elements of Design Composition Lighting Depth of Field Finding Character in Nature Flower Portraits Shooting Tips Cost $14.95 http://www.macrostoreonline.com ________________________________________________________________ Website, Workshops and E-Books You can buy my…
  • Adding Borders With Color Efex Pro 4

    Mike Moats
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:21 am
      Here is a video on adding borders to your images with Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro Website, Workshops and E-Books You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com Save 15% on Nik Software Products, Discount Code, “Moats” To see my processing videos click here If you like this post share it below through your social media groups.
 
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    Steve G. Bisig Photography

  • Autumn Trees in the Desert, Kittitas County, Washington, 2013

    Steve
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:19 am
    A photograph of autumn trees along the Yakima River Canyon at Umtanum Creek in Kittitas County, Washington. This photo is one of a series of images from my Pacific Northwest nature and landscape photography project titled Autumn in Washington State, 2013 Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Autumn Trees in the Desert, Kittitas County, Washington, 2013 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Frosty Trees, Kittitas County, Washington, 2011

    Steve
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:16 am
    A black and white photograph of frost covered trees near the Yakima River in Kittitas County, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest black and white nature photography series. Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Frosty Trees, Kittitas County, Washington, 2011 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Abandoned Farm House, 1st Rd NW, Douglas County, Washington, 2013

    Steve
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:02 am
    A black and white photograph of old abandoned farm house on 1st Road SW in rural Douglas County, Washington. This photo is one of a series of images from my black and white rural photography project titled Rural Decay, Douglas County, Washington, 2013 Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Abandoned Farm House, 1st Rd NW, Douglas County, Washington, 2013 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Cascade Forest, Chinook Pass, Washington, 2011

    Steve
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:14 am
    A photograph of the forest near the Mesatchee Creek Trail Head near Chinook Pass, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest nature photography series. Purchase Print web | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Cascade Forest, Chinook Pass, Washington, 2011 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Evening on the Palouse No. 9, Steptoe Butte, Washington, 2014

    Steve
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    A photograph of the evening views of the Spring Palouse farm lands in Whitman County near Colfax, Washington as seen from Steptoe Butte State Park. This photo is one of a series of images from my rural landscape photography project titled Evening on the Palouse, Steptoe Butte, Washington, 2014 Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Evening on the Palouse No. 9, Steptoe Butte, Washington, 2014 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
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    Nature Photography - Olaf Bathke

  • What was? What will be?

    Olaf Bathke
    31 Dec 2014 | 3:47 am
    2014 was a busy year. Lots of things happened. I am feeling so free, never felt so free in my life! Most things aren’t interesting in terms of photography. I won’t share them with you. Except three things: I have grown a beard. I love it! Others love it! So it will stay for a while. I found out that I am not allergic to strawberries after 15 years of avoiding them. It is such a great feeling being able to eat the most delicious fruit in the world again. After a long time of not being able to move I am totally into exercise and sports now. I haven’t felt fitter than before and this…
  • Collecting glas at the beach

    Olaf Bathke
    5 May 2014 | 1:02 pm
    On my last trip to Denmark I discovered a new obsession. While walking at the beach searching for inspiring objects there is plenty of time to fill. Searching for old sanded glas can be so addictive. There is living a nice thought in it: Time, patience and creative thoughts are the ingredients to transform something hurtful into something really beautiful. You can do similar things in photography.   The post Collecting glas at the beach appeared first on Nature Photography - Olaf Bathke.
  • Everthing must change

    Olaf Bathke
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:40 am
    Everything must Change “…No one stays the same!.. For that’s the way of time… There are not many things in life You can be sure of… Except, rain comes from the clouds Sun light up the sky Hummingbirds do fly” Listen to the great interpretation from Nils Landgren (Nils Landgren – Everything Must Change) that provides comfort. Excuses It has been a while since I have published something on my blog. There has been many changes in the last year. I am not in the mood to write much about it. The last time I have published something personal was a family status…
  • It feela like I got a grip on myself again in terms of nature photography, todays trip feels like coming home

    Olaf Bathke
    22 Mar 2014 | 2:30 am
    Check out this new image from Instagram The post It feela like I got a grip on myself again in terms of nature photography, todays trip feels like coming home appeared first on Nature Photography - Olaf Bathke.
  • Replacing dogs with chicken would be an interesting idea for cities

    Olaf Bathke
    28 Jan 2014 | 10:26 am
    Check out this new image from Instagram The post Replacing dogs with chicken would be an interesting idea for cities appeared first on Nature Photography - Olaf Bathke.
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    PHOTO JOURNEY

  • Celebrating a proud day in India's history - Very Happy Republic Day !

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:47 am
    I have grown up watching the Republic Day Parade on the television with my family. With every synchronized step of our soldiers, a few drops of patriotic blood were released into my veins and my heart thumped with pride. And during the final flypast by our fighter jets, my spirits would soar high along with these guardians of Indian skies. READ MORE =>>
  • Drawn by the aroma into the Coffee Plantations of Wayanad || Kerala Diaries

    25 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    I had always heard about Wayanad as one of the biggest tea producers in India, but when I actually visited this beautiful place I realized that coffee is also produced in abundance. Wherever we went in Wayanad, we found acres of lands covered by coffee plantations. This Photo Journey shares some information about coffee plantations in Wayanad region of Kerala.READ MORE =>>
  • Rubber - what goes behind the making of one of the most common raw material || Kerala Diaries

    25 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    Amongst the various plantations in Wayanad region of Kerala, Rubber plantations were quite popular. Apart from coconut/banana trees & tea/coffee plantations, rubber trees were also in abundance. During our stay at Meenangadi and Bamboo village, we met some of the folks who are into rubber production. This Photo Journey is sharing some interesting facts about rubber plantation and production process. Also some insights about the way this business runs at the lower level. READ MORE =>>
  • Two different views are better than one view - Zoomed/Full-Image view while editing in Adobe Photoshop Elements

    24 Jan 2015 | 10:36 am
     For some of the editing workflows we tend to Zoom-In and at times, we prefer to keep an eye on whole image. But at one point of time, we miss one of the views (Zoomed View at a particular part or Full-Image). Most of the professionals want to have side by side view of editing impact on an image. This is one of the main reason that people use two monitor with one computer at any point of time. Let's see how we can see two instances of same photograph side by side...READ MORE =>>
  • Panoramic views through my iPhone from South India || Kerala Diaries (MobileGIRI)

    23 Jan 2015 | 11:51 am
    Today I thought of sharing all Panoramas created using iPhone, when we were in Wayanad region of Kerala. Enjoy these landscapes from Wayanad and Kannur. The very first photograph is clicked near Soochipara waterfalls.  Above panorama was shot near our Homestay in Meenangadi - Treasure Trove. Above panorama was clicked when we were trekking to Edakkal caves in Wayanad.A view of Banasura sagar dam in Wayanad region of North Kerala. Another view of the place around Banasura sagar dam, from where speedboats take you to the tour of this lake.This panorama is clicked on one of…
 
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    All About Images Blog

  • The Ultimate Camera

    Mark Mizen
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:38 am
    A rendering of the LSST camera, whose development is being led by SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Construction has begun on the world’s largest camera, a 3200 Megapixel behemoth that will be located in Chile. The camera, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope or LSST will also function as a telescope, acquiring 30 terabytes of data per night, with a total of about 60 petabytes over ten years. This amount of data is equivalent to taking 800,000 photos every night with an eight mexapixel camera. Building the $390 million LSST is expected to take about five years. The LSST camera will…
  • Fujifilm Enters Megapixel Wars with New Selfie Cam

    Mark Mizen
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:56 pm
    With its latest camera, Fujifilm is taking on the industry megapixel leader Sigma and their 46 megapixel cameras. Fujifilm’s new digital camera, the X-A2 has fewer megapixels but the megapixels are selfie megapixels, which according to Fujifilm are at least three times more valuable. After all, the most important function of any camera is to take photos of the camera’s owner. Using this formula, the 16 megapixel X-A2 is equivalent to a 48 megapixel non-selfie camera, beating Sigma by two megapixels. To qualify as a selfie camera, Fujifilm has included a a display that tilts…
  • The Limits of Crayola

    Mark Mizen
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Crayola’s Law states that the number of colors of crayons doubles every 28 years and most people are able to distinguish about 1 million colors. These two facts mean that the number of crayons will exceed the number of recognizable colors around the year 2362. If you are one of those rare individuals with tetrachromacy then you are safe until between 2530 and 2558. By the way, in 2362 a box of crayons will weigh 5.4 tons. For more information on Crayola crayons see List of Crayola crayon colors.
  • Top 10 Reasons To Use a Selfie Stick

    Mark Mizen
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:07 am
    You’ve seen them. They are everywhere. People looking at a cell  phone on a stick. What they are actually doing is taking photos of themselves. Here are the top ten reasons: 10. Germaphobia. You can’t stand the thought of anyone else touching your cell phone. 9. Halitosis. No one will know how bad your breath is. 8. Ignorance. You never realize how stupid you looked taking a photo of yourself. 7. Xenophobia. You don’t have to ask strangers to you to take your photo. 6. Envy. They might have a better cell phone than you. 5. Paranoia. They might be spying on you. 4. It the…
  • Legacy Republic

    Mark Mizen
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Legacy Republic takes YesVideo, with its services for digitizing photos, videos, and movies, into the direct sales world. In fact, they have invested $6 million in its creation. including hiring one of the former employees from Ahni and Zoe by Creative Memories. The same products that Legacy Republic offers are available elsewhere, through Costco, Walmart, and Target. Offering these products through both channels may work for the time being, but eventually Legacy Republic will have to choose  between retail and direct sales. As Creative Memories’ experience with Webway photo albums has…
 
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  • 3 Most Important Financial Factors in Business

    Lawrence
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
    The goal of every business is to make money. I know. However, how do you accurately measure profitability? Recently, I came upon a book that explained these axioms very nicely. It’s called The Goal – An Process of Ongoing Improvement. It is a fun novel with embedded strategies about business and operational constraints. Net Profit It’s not as simple as how many small businesses operate their finances (money in minus money out = profit). Wrong. There are many other factors to consider, such as depreciation, discount rate, cost of goods sold, and so forth. While this is a good…
  • Better Marketing or Better Product First?

    Lawrence
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    I’ve heard constant debates in the photography industry on whether it is more important to first: have good gear in order to take great pictures or to have good marketing in order to have positive cash flow Unfortunately, these are all decisions of bootstrapped businesses. I’ll tell you that right off the bat that having your bottom line covered is the best approach. You wouldn’t be pressured to act a certain way if money wasn’t an issue. However, I know that that isn’t always the case. Can You Sell Ice to Eskimos? In the sales and marketing world, it’s a…
  • How Many Packages Should You Have?

    Lawrence
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:28 am
    Someone wrote to me about the “ideal” number of packages. As always, it depends. Should you have a la carte, one, two, three, four, or more packages? All businesses (including photographers) need to make the choice so obvious that there’s minimal loss aversion. There’s no right answer. Everybody’s situation is different. Here’s an example of even two packages! Granted that you like soda and want to supplement your meal with a fizzy drink. I could make it very convincing to upgrade if I wanted to. Which would you order? 12 oz soda — $1.50 24 oz soda —…
  • Push Promotion and Pull In More Business

    Lawrence
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    I know that small businesses believe in “organic” marketing, such as word of mouth or social media. In reality, those are still forms of a specialized promotion — “push” marketing. Well, there are three possible forms! Even if you have the best product or service, no one would know if you don’t “push” or promote your goods — walk the walk, talk the talk, and talk the walk At the same time, you always have to have a pulse on consumers’ needs and wants, so that you could create products around them — “pull” Lastly, you can…
  • Are You Incentivizing Your Customers?

    Lawrence
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    A couple of weeks ago, my fiancée and I attended a Google City Experts party and danced for the very first time! In front of people! It was electrifying. For over a decade, we huddled in the corner with other wallflowers, usually snacking on hors d’oeuvres. Not at this party … I have to give our boogying skills and confidence credit to dance lessons. The idea of learning to dance never crossed my mind until a Groupon deal appeared in my inbox. I seized the opportunity for four private classes and one group hoedown. Now, we are both mildly proficient with waltz, foxtrot, rumba,…
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    Product Photography, Headshots, Portrait Photography

  • Dusk Photography @ Viridan Arlington, Tx

    Dave
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:06 pm
    While photographing another project recently I veered to take a few moments doing something I really enjoy. Night Photography and Architectural Photography has been a passion of mine for some time and it is good when I can spend some alone time a capture a few frames . Since this was personal work I could concentrate on a couple of things that I normally would not play with as a normal part of a client package. Each image in the set is a True HDR (High Dynamic Range) image. That means it is a composite of several images that extends the tonal range of the image. In addition, there was some…
  • Iguana Cuddles

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:39 pm
    A rework of the famous Iguana Cuddles image Over at 500PX  I have been reworking and updating a few of my more well known images. Iguana Cuddles is an image that I shot along with a series of other images in Honduras. Those other images can be found here . I decided to rework this one a tad to bring out some of the natural color that was in the Photograph. I think that the more intense color is a real enhancement to the beauty that   was in the original . This print is for sale in a number of different formats including a gallery wrap wall piece that is simply stunning.   please contact…
  • Photoblog – 2 Artists meet

    Dave
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:55 pm
    So a photographer met a painter on the street…  Stop me if you have heard this one before. So here’s what happened. I was driving up to the studio with the idea of getting some materials ready for the move next week and noticed a guy painting the block that the studio is on.  In many parts of town but this is the Historic Near Southside.  One thing that this neighborhood has is artists.  Of course,  artists like to play in the street at times .  It is just something that an artist does – I have been caught at this once or twice myself. And, of course,  when a…
  • 5 Things that Grind my Photographic Gears

    Dave
    5 Jan 2015 | 4:18 pm
    I am a photographer.  This is what I do.  This is what I LOVE to do.  I think that it is the most amazing thing in the world to make a living shelping  around my Nikon  and creating great images. But when I am not doing Portrait photography or taking product pictures I spend time observing my photographic community.  The other professional photographers that are out here making a living doing what they love.  Often times I see repeating themes that simply (as the great philosopher Peter Griffin put it) Grinds my Gears.  These are themes that I see so much over and over I have to think…
  • Time for a cold one – Product photography

    Dave
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:25 am
    It has been a busy couple of days at the studio but there is always time to experiment with a new beer. I came across this brew called Batch 19.  I thought that it was another of the really great micro brews that I often come across and it actually was but the brewing company was Coors. Coors Batch19 – Product photography   I had to admit that this was a pretty good brew even though it was brewed by the folks at Coors. The image was  a pretty straight on product photography shot – with white cards on each side to hold the highlights. The post Time for a cold one –…
 
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    Scottish Wedding Photographer Alan Hutchison Photography

  • Vote for our Wedding of the Year 2014 – Amazing Prizes to be Won!

    Alan Hutchison
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:34 am
    Vote for our Wedding of the Year 2014 – Amazing Prizes to be Won! VOTE FOR OUR WEDDING OF THE YEAR 2014 – £4500 of prizes to be won! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE WEDDING COUPLE OF 2014 AND ENTER OUR FREE PRIZE DRAW Alan Hutchison Photography is proud to present our Wedding Couples of 2014 – Now is the time to select who should win our “Wedding of the Year” award – Which Wedding has the most WOW? – Who rocked their wedding images? – Or quite simply Who threw the best party? THE TOP PRIZE - The Winning Wedding Couple will be named “Wedding of…
  • A Look Back at our 2014 Weddings with WOW

    Alan Hutchison
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:48 am
    A Look Back at our 2014 Weddings with WOW Happy New Year! Having just closed off the editing of our last wedding of 2014 I thought it was an appropriate time to highlight our favourite wedding photographs from the 2014 Wedding Season. 2014 was once again a busy year for us at Alan Hutchison Photography, but when we opened our new Photography studio back in 2013, we decided that going forward we would photograph no more than 40 weddings per year. In the end we ended up shooting 42 (although it was really 41 as one of them was a two-day wedding with two different ceremonies – one Hindu…
  • Linlithgow Palace Weddings don’t get any better than this!

    Morag
    6 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Linlithgow Palace Weddings don’t get any better than this! Linlithgow Palace Weddings are always very very special, but we believe Nadia and Gareth pulled off something exceptional for their wedding at this iconic Scottish wedding venue. So think back to August. Yep, I know that’s hard whilst you are perhaps just in from a cold November’s day in Scotland. Well it may seem ages ago, but this Summer was really quite warm by Scottish standards, and quite dry as well. So it was no surprise to be greeted with a glorious August day for Nadia and Gareth’s upcoming nuptials. But bear with us,…
  • Glenmore House Delights for this Music Themed Wedding

    Morag
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Glenmore House Delights for this Music Themed Wedding Claire and Lewis’ wedding introduced us to a beautiful exclusive little hotel about 3 miles from our doorstep that we didn’t even know existed – Glenmore House Alloa.  The couple were getting married at St Mungo’s in Alloa and were then moving to Alloa Town Hall for their wedding reception. Now, local wedding photographers will know that there are no ideal places for wedding photography at the town hall, so when Claire and Lewis were doing their wedding planning, they very sensibly chose the stunning Glenmore House…
  • Fasque House Wedding – If Carlsberg created romantic weddings!

    Alan Hutchison
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Fasque House Wedding – If Carlsberg created romantic weddings! If Carlsberg were ever involved in creating the most romantic wedding, I am sure they would have had a hand in this Fasque House Wedding featuring our Bride and Groom, Gillian and Jamie. You see Jamie is probably the most romantic Groom I have ever met – he’s also a bit of a Star Wars geek, but fortunately that only affected the table names (no light sabre’s at this wedding!). What Jamie did for his bride will astound you (and might even have you greetin’ a wee bit ;-) ) Let’s start with…
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    Just Shooting Memories!

  • Oh Boy!

    Justshootingmemories
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Today’s Photo: Oh Boy!
  • Peacock Lights

    Justshootingmemories
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Today’s Photo: Peacock Lights
  • The Purple Iris

    Justshootingmemories
    17 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Today’s Photo: The Purple Iris
  • The Little Dragonfly

    Justshootingmemories
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Today’s Photo: The Little Dragonfly
  • Hay and a Tower

    Justshootingmemories
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Today’s Photo: Hay and a Tower
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    LensRentals Blog

  • Cotton. Sidney Cotton.

    Roger Cicala
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    "He caused a lot of trouble over here, you know."  A librarian at the Royal Aeronautical Society, when asked for references on Sydney Cotton. It's been a while since I did a history article. I love writing about the true "characters" of photography, and to be honest, I hadn't stumbled across anyone that really interested me for a while. But while I was writing an article about the most decorated photoreconnaissance flight in history, I kept running across the name Sydney Cotton, who was considered the father of aerial reconnaissance. A little research revealed he was a fascinating character…
  • A Thinner Sensor Stack

    Roger Cicala
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    A few months ago, before my hiatus from blogging, we did a series of articles showing the effect that a thick sensor stack (the glass above the sensor) had when we use adapted lenses designed for a thin sensor stack. The first one was mostly about theory, the second about when it was likely to actually be noticeable, and the third gave a general summary of when you might expect problems. All of that theory and prediction is good and useful. The articles generated a fair amount of discussion about removing filter stacks on cameras so that they would perform better with legacy or film lenses…
  • A Brief 400mm Comparison

    Roger Cicala
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:13 am
    Canon shooters have a bit of 400mm excitement right now. The biggest news, of course, is the release of the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II lens, replacing the original version that's had a very long, successful run. Not quite so much excitement was generated by the release of the 400mm f/4 DO IS II lens. It too replaces a long running lens, but one that has been considered more of a niche lens. (I'll admit, though, it's been one of my favorite niches. I used the 400 DO a lot over the years.) Most surprisingly, neither lens was released at a huge price increase. The new DO II lists for $6900,…
  • Christmas Special - Save 25% on Rentals

    Lensrentals
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:09 am
    Do your holiday plans or New Year's resolutions involve photography?  If you've been excitedly waiting to use a certain piece of gear, now is the best time to try something for the first time.  Use promo code HOLIDAYS to save 25% off any rental this season from December 23rd to January 2nd. Orders must have a delivery date between 12/23/14-1/2/15 Can not be combined with any other offers Limit- 2 rental orders per person
  • One, Single Samsung NX-1 Test

    Roger Cicala
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:26 pm
    I just want to be clear, before we get started, this is not an NX-1 review. It's not even a complete optical test. It's simply me answering a single question: is this new Samsung worth further investigation from an optics/image quality standpoint? Samsung's 28.2 megapixel, APS-C backlit sensor should capture more light with less noise, with a bit higher resolution than the 24 megapixel sensors in the competition. The hybrid AF system with striped illuminator should be quick and accurate. The short lag time 2.36 mpix OLED, low-lag-time EVF should be great. I know the built-in WiFi will…
 
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    Art Wolfe

  • Talking Photography 2014 at Curious Animal

    Art Wolfe
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Curious Animal is an online magazine for Adventure Travel, Photography, Music, Books, Big Issues and Ideas from around the world. Graeme Green interviewed me for a couple of pieces on Curious Animal. Apparently they had the pleasure of talking to many of the world’s best photographers, from Steve McCurry to Soren Solkaer, who spend their time traveling the world photographing everything from sharks to rock stars. I discussed disappearing cultures… Roger Ballen on the art of the strange… Chris Hadfield on photographing the Earth from space… Here are some of their thoughts on…
  • Yellowstone in Winter

    Art Wolfe
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Yellowstone National Park is spectacular in the winter. We stayed at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge, one of the few lodges open in the winter. From there we explored the Norris Geyser Basin via snowcoach, passed all the while by snowmobilers, who now are restricted to roads and use significantly quieter engines. As always the wildlife is varied and accessible, but what I liked photographing were the landscapes, especially the pine forests that burned back in the late 1980s. Their regimented geometry was softened by the falling snow.
  • Color for 2015: Marsala

    Art Wolfe
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:38 am
    Pantone’s color of the year is Marsala. A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls. The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors.
  • 2014 Year in Review

    Art Wolfe
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:18 am
    With the publication of Earth Is My Witness, 2014 was a highlight year in my career. So much energy and time was put toward this mega project that to see it finally in published form gives everyone at Art Wolfe, Inc. an enormous sense of accomplishment. Earth Is My Witness was launched at an event at the California Academy of Sciences. While my travel schedule slowed down somewhat, I did find myself in India twice—particularly in Ladakh, searching for the elusive snow leopard. I saw several, but at great distances. Regardless, it was a tremendous experience in a rugged and elemental…
  • Over Tanzania

    Art Wolfe
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:47 am
    Nothing is more exciting than flying for 8 hours above herds of wildebeest and other critters of the Serengeti, above Lake Natron’s spectacular mineral deposits and lesser flamingos, and finally around the summit of “Ol Doinyo Lengai” volcano the Maasais call the home of the gods. The surface of Natron is surreal, colorful, and geometric, seemingly made for me. In some of the flamingo images you will see both reflections and shadows from the same birds resulting in beautifully complex compositions. See the First and Second videos in the series of East Africa Video Journals.
 
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    SIGMA Blog

  • LENS EXPLORATION: 85mm F1.4 DG HSM

    Kevin Ames
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    What’s bright, gives wonderful, round bokeh and is perfect for portraits, sports, street and product photography? Give up? It’s Sigma’s 85mm […]The post LENS EXPLORATION: 85mm F1.4 DG HSM appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • How to Photograph Your Dog: 7 – Exposure: Photographing Your Beau in the Snow

    David FitzSimmons
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The temps here in Ohio have dropped to below freezing, and a beautiful blanket of snow covers the ground—the perfect […]The post How to Photograph Your Dog: 7 – Exposure: Photographing Your Beau in the Snow appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • The Four Crucial Shots for Boudoir Photography

    Jennifer Rozenbaum
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Over and over again I am asked how to get boudoir images that are a guaranteed sell. For me, it’s […]The post The Four Crucial Shots for Boudoir Photography appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • Around the World with Sigma Lenses

    Sigma
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:02 pm
    One Photographer’s Experience Using Sigma Lenses in Istanbul, Brussels, and Paris, Part I By Eduardo Angel I have recently returned […]The post Around the World with Sigma Lenses appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • Choices, Decisions, and Results: Sigma Lenses for Video

    Sigma
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    One Photographer’s Experience Using Sigma Lenses for video in Istanbul, Brussels, and Paris by Eduardo Angel.The post Choices, Decisions, and Results: Sigma Lenses for Video appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
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    SonyAlphaLab.com

  • Sony Alpha A7 II Rolling Review – Best Full Frame Mirrorless Camera!

    Jay
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:46 am
    The Full Frame Sony A7II is the latest and greatest mirrorless e-mount camera from Sony! In this review I will go over everything I can think of to test this bad boy out including real world photography and lab testing. I have the killer FE 16-35mm f/4 OSS ZA lens to try out as well […]
  • Holiday Photo Contest – Sony RX100 III – 1st Prize and More…

    Jay
    27 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    Holiday Photo Contest!! Grand Prize is a New Sony RX100 III courtesy of BHPhoto, and some other gear I have to give away for 2nd and 3rd place winners!! Hi everybody and  Happy Holidays to you and yours With that in mind we decided to host a photography contest with the theme “Holiday Photos”. The […]
  • Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III Camera Review – Perfection At Last!!

    Jay
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Sony recently came out with their third generation ultra-compact large sensor camera called the Cyber-shot RX100 III, and it’s perfection at last!  In this review I will show you what the camera is capable of in the real world and lab. The RX100M3 packs the same killer 1″ sensor as the previous version RX100 II, […]
  • Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 OSS ZA Lens Testing w/ Sony Alpha A7II

    Jay
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:45 pm
    I know a lot of you are very interested in the FE 16-35mm f/4 OSS ZA Lens and have been waiting for my impressions of this lens. Well, it’s officially killer and a must have I can tell you already I’ve taken enough sample photos to see it’s awesome in the corners and distortion control […]
  • Sony A7II and FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens – Hands-On First Impressions

    Jay
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:12 am
    The recently announced Sony Alpha A7II (ILCEA7M2) and FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens showed up the night before last and I could not be more excited!! This is the most killer combo for landscape, street, and urban style photography in my opinion. I love that style of photography and often use HDR as well. […]
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    Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

  • Fotobug - Episode 122 - How To: Macro/Closeup photography 101

    fotobug
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Thanks for checking out The Fotobug podcast #122! In recent news, more about the issues with Nikon’s D750 flare issues.  First, the camera appeared to be pulled from retailers shelves for a short time, then Nikon stated that all effected cameras would be repaired for free, in addition they released detailed instructions on how to handle the issue and return the camera if necessary.  Canon too has a problem with PowerShot SX280 HS and S120 units among others where the battery contact may have an issue.  Also, Canon wants to increase domestic production in Japan up to 60% due to the…
  • Fotobug - Episode 121 - Ask Tim Grey!

    fotobug
    11 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Welcome to the first Fotobug podcast of 2015!  Co-hosting on this episode is our friend, Tim Grey! In recent news, Nikon has released a statement to reassure users of the D750 that it is working on measures to address the flare issues some users have been reporting, Toshiba introduced the FlashAir III wireless SD card, realtor Douglas Trudeau has been issued an OK from the FAA to use a Phantom UAV for taking commercial real estate photos, and digital storage brand G-Technology has announced a collection of new G-Drive models that can withstand a 6 foot fall to a carpeted concrete floor. Fred…
  • Fotobug - Episode 120 - OPW Birds of Prey Workshop

    fotobug
    28 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Welcome to the final podcast of 2014!  In recent news, the world’s most expensive photograph just sold for $6.5 million dollars.  It is a photo of a slot canyon photographed by fine arts photographer Peter Lik.  In other news, Adobe has acquired Fotolia and will offer it to it’s Creative Cloud customers as well as a stand-alone service. Could JPG be replaced as an image standard?  Well, BPG is a new format that wants to be the next JPG.  It is a 14-bit  format that currently can only be read by a javascript encoder, but has a lot of advantages over the current JPG format. Since the…
  • Fotobug - Episode 119 - Photography by Marilyn Parver

    fotobug
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Thanks for checking out Podcast 119!! In recent news, there is a Kickstarter project from the former Triggertrap CFO to create a high speed flash from LED lights that is capable of a flash duration of 1/2,000,000 sec at the cost of a regular flash gun! (http://tinyurl.com/kz9szmj) Another Kickstarter project, CamsFormer, seeks to create a smart phone app to control a camera or flash unit.  Michael Reichmann (http://www.luminous-landscape.com) is looking to give out grants to photographers to enable them to finish books, projects, or other merit-based projects.  Tune into the podcast for…
  • Fotobug - Episode 118 - Camera Axe - Projectile module

    fotobug
    30 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Welcome to podcast number 118 which is a continuation of podcast 113.  Fred and Jim use the Camera Axe and Projectile module to trigger a flash from a pellet gun and shoot some more crackers, balloons and even potatoes! In addition, they use a Sony NEX-5 in addition to a Canon 5D III to prove the camera isn’t that important in high speed photography,  The light comes from a single 580 MKII flash triggered by the Camera Axe.  The flash is dialed down to a factor of 1/128 in order to produce a flash around 20,000 of a second.  The results can be amazing! More information on the Camera Axe…
 
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    Feature Shoot

  • The Best Photo Links of the Week (Jan 19-23)

    Alison Zavos
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    © Cooper Neill From highbrow to lowbrow (and everything in between), this is what we found of interest in photo-land this week. College football, as seen through double film exposures [The New York Times] ‘Sports Illustrated Lays Off All Staff Photographers’ [NPPA] 18-year-old Stanley Kubrick photographs the NYC subway [Mashable] What the world’s largest fresh water lake looks like frozen [Core77] ‘Photo LA Is Not Art Basel, and That’s OK’ [Hyperallergic] How a man with a commute photographed LA from his car [Humble Arts Foundation] ‘From Mad Men Secretary to One of the…
  • A Short Film on Photography Featuring Juergen Teller, Petra Collins, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Arne Svenson

    Ellyn Kail
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    For Reely and Truly, London-based photographer Tyrone Lebon pays tribute to the medium by tracking down and interviewing dozens of artists and photojournalists, including Juergen Teller, Petra Collins, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Arne Svenson. Tracing a non-linear narrative, the film moves in hallucinatory frames from one photographer to the next, their disparate lives threaded together by recorded conversations between the filmmaker and his father, fashion photographer Mark Lebon. The thirty minute film, shot on celluloid film, is a precursor to a larger body of work—incorporating text,…
  • One Photographer Constructs A Fictional Narrative Centered Around a Single Mother and Her Two Daughters Over 22 Years

    Ellyn Kail
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Amy, Brooklyn 1991 Amy, Beth & Val, Brooklyn 1992 Val and Beth, Brooklyn 2007 When Los Angeles-based photographer Zsolt Kadar first met Amy in Brooklyn in 1991, he could not have foretold his decades-long collaboration of the woman, who would become a single mother of two girls, Beth and Val, in the years following. From that first encounter until 2009, the photographer would visit and revisit her home multiple times each year, observing the evolution of the three women as they stepped boldly into the 21st Century. Although all of the images from Kadar’s A Life Worth Living were shot…
  • Endearing Photos Capture the Bond Between Children and Animals in the Russian Countryside

    Ellyn Kail
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Russian photographer Elena Shumilova spends each day on her family farm in the Russian countryside capturing her young boys as they explore the lakeside village with their animal companions. At night, after everyone has gone to bed, she pours over the sun-drenched imagery, processing the day’s memories. Shumilova’s farm, located along the lake outside of the city of Tver, houses all different species of creature, from cows to chickens, geese to sheep. The children, now three and six years of age, enjoy a close connection with the animals, most particularly their alabai dog Misha. The…
  • Photographers Vitor Sá, Sera Lindsey, Ryan Koopmans, Sabela Eiriz, and Cassi Alexandra Take Over Our Instagram

    Ellyn Kail
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Vitor Sá [@vitorsaphoto] / January 21, 22, 23 Sera Lindsey [@portablesera] / January 24, 25, 26 It’s cold and snowy outside our windows, and we just can’t wait to escape to warmer shores with out latest lineup of Guest Instagrammers. We’ll begin by touring the cities of Brazil with Vitor Sá and heading off to sunny Los Angeles with Sera Lindsey. If we’re missing the snow by then, we’ll be jetting off to Amsterdam with Ryan Koopmans before relaxing in Barcelona with Sabela Eiriz. Finally, we’ll conclude at home in New York to watch the city through the eyes of Cassi Alexandra.
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    Storyteller

  • Making tourist shots around The Big Island of Hawaii more interesting

    Stanley Leary
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:37 am
    Nikon D4, 14-24mm, ISO 100, ƒ/8, 30 sec I just drove up tonight to Mauna Kea and took a few photos. Here is one where I used my cell phone's LED light to light paint the branch in front of me. Here... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • In a photography crisis– Who ya gonna call?

    Stanley Leary
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
    Every once in a while I injure my lower back.  Years ago I bought an inversion table similar to the one you see here. Five minutes in the morning and five minutes in the evening hanging about like... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Photographers what are you doing when you don't have an assignment?

    Stanley Leary
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:02 am
    Nikon D3s, 28-300mm, ISO 400, ƒ/5.6, 1/2000 "It's not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters." — Paul "Bear" Bryant The Army's Airborne... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Thinking and Shooting Cinematically with Fujifilm X-E2

    Stanley Leary
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:01 am
    Fujifilm X-E2, Fujinon XF 18-55mm, ISO 1250, ƒ/8, 1/125 Learning to think "Cinematically" when framing your images is to think about the end user. Today more than ever most of my audience will... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Fujifilm X-E2's Six Inches Behind The Viewfinder

    Stanley Leary
    17 Jan 2015 | 8:28 am
    Fujifilm X-E2. Fujinon XF 55-200mm, ISO 400, ƒ/4.8, 1/750 Our family has been waiting to be able to come to Orlando, Florida to take in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter–Diagon Alley at Universal... Just snippet go to article for more.
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    ED VEROSKY

  • Photoshop Retouching Tutorials

    Ed Verosky
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:24 am
    In this video, I quickly demonstrate several steps in a retouching workflow developed by Julia Kuzmenko McKim, a professional photographer and retouching expert.  Here, I'm using two of her popular eBooks as references, both of which I recommend if you're new to retouching.  You can order them here: Creative Retouching Essentials in a Day (New)... Read more » The post Photoshop Retouching Tutorials appeared first on ED VEROSKY.
  • eBooks: Great Tips for Portraiture Lighting

    Ed Verosky
    9 Jan 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Good portraiture skills are crucial to successful photography, but surprisingly, very few photographers have an adequate understanding of all the necessary techniques.  Even many professionals lack what I'd consider some of the essential skills. Sure, anyone can get lucky on the occasional shoot.  And many photographers have a few simple go-to tricks, but that isn't... Read more » The post eBooks: Great Tips for Portraiture Lighting appeared first on ED VEROSKY.
  • Discounts Continue: Photography Training Deals!

    Ed Verosky
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    UPDATE: One or more of these might be extended for a day or two! Here are your Black Friday Deals! If you're looking for photography training, you've come to the right place. Check these out: Secrets of Successful Event Photography: Save 33% on this amazingly popular course offered by Phil Steele. You'll learn tons of... Read more » The post Discounts Continue: Photography Training Deals! appeared first on ED VEROSKY.
  • Will CGI Make Photography Obsolete?

    Ed Verosky
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    I created the following images as an exercise in lighting and composition for still life pictures. I wanted to see what I could do with several of the tools and techniques most photographers aren't familiar with. Careful attention was given to every detail of every object and its environment. The camera I used features an... Read more » The post Will CGI Make Photography Obsolete? appeared first on ED VEROSKY.
  • New Video & eBook: Anatomy of a Production Day

    Ed Verosky
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Dan Hostettler has put together a great behind-the-scenes instructional package featuring a 2-hour video production and a massive (over 200-pages!) eBook that virtually puts you at Dan's side every step of the way.  The Anatomy of a Production Day, is a well-produced documentary-style video that walks you through the planning and production stages of a... Read more » The post New Video & eBook: Anatomy of a Production Day appeared first on ED VEROSKY.
 
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    PhotographySILO.com

  • WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER INTERVIEW – Tauran Woo

    Lawrence
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:42 pm
    “I was very reasonably priced for my skill level and was able to book about 22 weddings the following year, and 40+ the year after that.” PHOTOGRAPHYSILO.COM: In your early years of high school, were you involved in the yearbook ? What sparked your interest in photography? TAURAN WOO:  Actually, when I was in high […] The post WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER INTERVIEW – Tauran Woo appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Don’t be afraid to lose photos of the holidays with Drivesavers

    Lawrence
    23 Dec 2014 | 12:37 am
    We all know how images of our loved ones during the holidays are very important. Especially, when those loved ones are ill and might not be with us any longer. Well, don’t worry. If for some unforeseen issue occurs with your hard drive, the folks at DriveSavers are here to help. Below is a little […] The post Don’t be afraid to lose photos of the holidays with Drivesavers appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Hot off the Press – Think Tank Photo’s Airport Helipak™ Backpack to Offer Superior Organization

    Lawrence
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:48 pm
    In this day of drones flooding the market with DJI Phantom leading the pack as it seems, the growth of accessories for drones continue to surface. The folks at thinktank photo as innovative a bag company they are came up with the new Think Tank Photo Airport Helipak which is specifically designed for users of […] The post Hot off the Press – Think Tank Photo’s Airport Helipak™ Backpack to Offer Superior Organization appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Hot off the Press: Phottix Introduces Two New Mitros TTL Flash Units for Photographers Using the Sony Multi-Interface Hotshoe

    Lawrence
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Phottix has something new for you all. Check out the official press release below:   Powerful, reliable and affordable Mitros and Mitros+ Electronic Flash units now available for use with newer Sony cameras, which use the Sony multi-interface hotshoe   Hampstead, MD (November 12, 2014) – Phottix announces the worldwide introduction of two new Mitros […] The post Hot off the Press: Phottix Introduces Two New Mitros TTL Flash Units for Photographers Using the Sony Multi-Interface Hotshoe appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • PEDCO ULTRAPOD GO

    Lawrence
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:10 pm
    FIRST IMPRESSIONS: The Pedco Ultrapod Go looks like a swiss army knife for your extreme video camera and is as useful. The design is absolute genius as it allowed you to not only use your camera in a fixed position via the tripod option but also handheld using that option. On top of that, you […] The post PEDCO ULTRAPOD GO appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
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    Nature Photography Blog

  • Photography Outlook for 2015

    Ben Neumann
    30 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    With the new year just around the corner what is the photography outlook for 2015 ? Will this be a better year for photographers? What can we expect in terms of technology? Lots of questions to be answered! I will share with you some rumors floating around the web along with some predictions that I have. First lets start off by spreading some rumors. The megapixel war is back in full force. It died down for a little while but once Sony and Nikon (using Sony’s sensor) released the 36 megapixel sensors in their lineup, it appears Canon is ready to take it a step further. Rumors have it…
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    The Photo Argus

  • 15 Things to Do in January to Start the 2015 Year Right

    Nancy Young
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:15 pm
    There are two ways you can start the New Year. The first way is to keep doing what you did during the previous 365 days as if the counter didn’t reset to zero. The... The post 15 Things to Do in January to Start the 2015 Year Right appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • 17 Beautiful Photographs of Roads

    Bill Jones
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    Such a common thing, a road. We use them everyday to get from here to there. We hardly ever stop to think just how interesting a road can be as the subject of a... The post 17 Beautiful Photographs of Roads appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • Choosing Areas of Specialization in Digital Photography

    Bill Jones
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:14 pm
    Diversity and specialization are exact opposites, and usually it is a bit of diversity that can help a business to survive. Where professional digital photography is concerned, however, this is not exactly the case. The post Choosing Areas of Specialization in Digital Photography appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • Weird Science – A Showcase of Caleb Charland’s Amazing Photography

    Bill Jones
    7 Jan 2015 | 3:55 am
    When I first saw Caleb's work I was transported back to when I was a young boy absolutely fascinated with the world of science. He truly captures the essence of the simple scientific experiment, turning it into amazing works of art. I hope you enjoy Caleb's work as much as I do. Make sure and visit his website, http://www.calebcharland.com/, to view more examples of his fascinating photography. The post Weird Science – A Showcase of Caleb Charland’s Amazing Photography appeared first on The Photo Argus.
 
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  • UPDATE WITH PART II: How to Photograph Big Products: Edit & retouch by Sean Tucker

    25 Jan 2015 | 12:48 pm
     UPDATE WITH PART II: EDITING A series teaching you the basics of shooting larger products and putting them on a white background. Part two show you how to edit, retouch, cut your product out onto a white background and add a drop shadow PART I: THE SHOOTING This is part one which will teach you lighting and camera settings.  Part three will teach you how to recolour your product by
  • How USA Today's photographers shoot an awards show

    25 Jan 2015 | 8:08 am
    Behind the scenes at the 21st SAG Awards, USA Today photographers are busy setting up to photograph the biggest celebrities.  Check out this story on USATODAY.com Thanks for sharing Robert <!-- BuySellAds Zone Code --> <!-- End BuySellAds Zone Code -->
  • Profoto backstage with Andrea Belluso for Cadillac in Dubai

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:43 am
    Backstage film of the fashion photoshoot set for Cadillac in Kempinski on the Palm in Dubai. Andrea Belluso for Profoto as a master of ceremony. Text and video audrey coral <!-- BuySellAds Zone Code --> <!-- End BuySellAds Zone Code -->
  • Make your DIY 3D Printed HDMI Monitor for your DSLR

    25 Jan 2015 | 1:27 am
    In this project, you can make a DIY monitor using an HDMI display backpack and a 3D printed enclosure. A display monitor is a very helpful tool for video production. The Adafruit HDMI 5" display backpack features an integrated mini display driver that is great for DIY projects. It's fully assembled, works with any HDMI device and includes mounting tabs for easily attaching to a
  • How to Film Live Music via Simon Cade

    24 Jan 2015 | 3:48 pm
    How to film live music sessions and gigs! Equipment Used: CAMERAS: Canon T3i with Canon 40mm f/2.8 + Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC AUDIO: ZOOM H5 Rode NTG-2 LIGHTING: Fluorescent Head with PhotoSel 85W Full Spectrum Aputure AL-5280S SOFTWARE: Final Cut Pro X, Film Convert Pro, Motion 5, Logic Pro 9, GIMP 2.8 BLOG POST: http://dslrguide.tv/how-to-film-live-... GLUE LIVE SESSION: http://
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  • Review: Fujifilm 11mm Extension Tube MCEX-11

    Jordan Steele
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Fuji surprised the market by releasing something that is both the first of its kind and something that people have been waiting for since the beginning of mirrorless: Native OEM extension tubes. It’s surprising to me that it took 6 years for the first original equipment manufacturer to create extension tubes for their system.  In November 2014, Fuji announced the MCEX-11 and MCEX-16: 11mm and 16mm extension tubes for their X-Series cameras.  Third party manufacturers have made a handful of extension tubes for various mounts for some time, but these two are the first from the…
  • Sony A7 II vs. Sony A6000 – Landscape Use

    Jordan Steele
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    There’s a fierce running debate about the merits of full frame vs. APS-C or even smaller sensors like Micro 4/3.  Full frame has an image quality advantage due to the larger sensors, and given the same technology, will produce cleaner images with better tonality and larger dynamic range.  Many people will argue that full frame is such a huge leap in image quality that the smaller sensors aren’t even worth their time.  For some shooters, this may well be the case: they need every ounce of image quality out of their cameras that they can get, due to shooting in demanding…
  • Review: Sony A7II

    Jordan Steele
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:40 pm
    It’s been about a year s