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  • 4 Tips for Shooting Better Natural Light Portraits

    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog
    Dan Bailey
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    Photographing portraits with off camera flash is awesome. Even with a single flash and a small soft box, you can bend, shape and wrangle the light in any number of ways to accentuate your subject matter and get some very cool results. … Continue reading →
  • Christmas Gift Ideas: Family Portraits

    SF Digital Studios
    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
      It’s that time of year again! As the nights begin to draw in and the glowing late summer sun gradually makes way for the glorious colours of autumn, our thoughts inevitably turn towards Christmas! Not least of which, what kind of gifts to give to the people who matter to us. These days it seems that everything is instant! No one waits for anything any more. No sooner has a new gadget or gizmo hit the shelves than everyone already seems to have it! A few weeks later it is often all but forgotten about, as newer, cleverer, alternatives appear. In this context it can be difficult to…
  • Hydra HDRi Pro

    Layers Magazine
    Bruce Bicknell
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Photoshop Plug-In Converts 8-Bit Images to 32-Bit HDRi It seems that everyone is on the HDR panoramic bandwagon these days, and they’re all looking for quicker and easier ways to accomplish the effect without having to carry around a ton of gear or go through painstaking steps to get the desired results. That’s where programs like Hydra HDRi Pro come into play. This great little Photoshop plug-in allows you to take panoramic photos from your smartphone (iPhone or Android) and convert the 8-bit image into a 32-bit HDRi. With a few shots, I was able to create a 360° panorama with my…
  • A Photographers Guide to Visiting Yosemite

    Colby Brown Photography » Blog
    Colby Brown
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    There are few places in the world that are as beautiful and inspiring as Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. When it comes to iconic locations that define a country such as the United States, it is hard not think of images of Half Dome or Yosemite Falls, both of which have been made famous over the years by photographers such as Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell that each helped define photography for their respective generations. The iconic Upper Yosemite Falls with early morning light. Shot with a Sony a7r While many people know that I grew up in the Bay Area,…
  • 17 Essential Photography Tips: How to Take Amazing Photos With Any Camera

    Kagoo Blog
    Thomas
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Taking good photographs can sometimes seem like a daunting task. Composing the image, waiting for the right moment and getting to grips with the technical aspects of digital photography can be confusing. But following just a few simple tips can make… Read more › The post 17 Essential Photography Tips: How to Take Amazing Photos With Any Camera appeared first on Kagoo Blog.
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    In Focus

  • Nikon Small World 2014

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    Nikon will be announcing the winners of the 2014 Small World Photomicrography Competition on October 30. As a preview of the announcement, they've shared some of the unranked images from this year's competition with us here. Celebrating its 40th year, the contest invites photographers and scientists to submit images of all things visible under a microscope. More than 1,200 entries were received this year. Enjoy a trip into a miniature world through the images below, all from the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. [26 photos] Mite in a small forest. (Jose R. Almodovar, Puerto…
  • A 50-Foot-Tall French Fire-Breathing Dragon-Horse Visits Beijing

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of French-Chinese diplomatic relations, the French production company La Machine traveled to Beijing, China, with two of its massive mechanical puppets, including a 20-foot-tall spider named La Princesse and the newly added Long Ma, a 46-ton fire-breathing dragon-horse made of wood and steel. La Machine put on three days of performances titled "Long Ma, Spirit of the Dragon Horse" next to Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium, ending yesterday. [25 photos] French production company La Machine's latest creation, a massive mechanical puppet named "Long Ma" or Dragon…
  • Photos of the Week: 10/11-10/17

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    This week we have photographs from Nepal, China, Venezuela, Siberia, Israel, Ukraine, Missouri, Nevada, outer space, and many more locations. Also, this week, I'm playing with visual rhyming—couplets and triplets of images that relate to each other or play off each other, either visually or contextually (or both). Several pairs and trios of images within today's essay are deliberately sequenced in this manner, some more subtle than others. Please let me know, in comments or directly, if you like this, or if it feels a bit gimmicky, thanks. [35 photos] Blind student Marina Gimaraes, of the…
  • Skulls and Bones

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    In a number of crypts, catacombs, chapels, and memorials around the world, human skeletons are arranged for public view. Some of these compositions are designed for remembrance of loss and atrocities past; others are composed artistically to inspire worshipers and bring to mind thoughts of an afterlife and the temporary nature of this life. Gathered here are a few images of these ossuaries, from Europe, Asia, and Africa. [21 photos] Skulls and bones in an ossuary with the remains of more than 50,000 people on October 19, 2012 under the Church of St. James in Brno, Czech Republic. Lost for…
  • Hong Kong Police Clash With Occupy Protesters

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    For weeks now, pro-democracy protest groups have occupied parts of central Hong Kong, calling for open elections and the resignation of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Local police have been urging the demonstrators to leave for days, and have recently stepped up efforts to dismantle barricades on several major roads - only to have many of them rebuilt hours later. Tensions boiled over last night, leading to a violent clash between police and protesters. Police arrested dozens, and at least one demonstrator, politician Ken Tsang Kin-chiu, was dragged away and beaten by police, a…
 
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    The Big Picture

  • Red Sox: Slivers of light at Fenway Park

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    There were more shadows than light at Fenway Park this year. Although the World Champion Red Sox finished dead last this year, nearly 3 million fans watched them play. Because there were few highlights this season we take a last look at the slivers of light, patterns and people that make Fenway a special place. --By Stan Grossfeld
  • Autumn Colors, 2014

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    Before cold temperatures arrive, nature treats us to a world of vibrant hues (21 photos try to capture the beauty) --By Leanne Burden Seidel.
  • Left behind: Mourning the missing of Flight MH370

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    Seven months on, loved ones of passengers on a missing Malaysian airliner derive what comfort they can going forward from what’s left behind. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, with 239 mostly Chinese people on board, disappeared on March 8 about an hour into a routine journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in the world’s greatest aviation mystery. More than two dozen countries have been involved in the air, sea and underwater search for the Boeing 777 but months of sorties failed to turn up any trace - even after narrowing the search area to the southern Indian Ocean - long after…
  • Fun at fairs around the world

    11 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    All across the world, seasonal fairs are held to celebrate harvest, holidays and trade. People of all ages come out to explore, learn, and catch a thrill on rides.-- By Leanne Burden Seidel (28 photos total)
  • Living with Ebola

    7 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    The World Health Organization estimates that the Ebola virus has killed more than 3,400 people in West African countries and infected twice as many since the recent outbreak began. The World Bank estimates the economic impact of Ebola will exceed $32 billion by the end of next year. This collection of images shows the effects of the epidemic over the the last month in Africa.--By Lloyd Young
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    Digital Photography Review

  • Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions updated

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    From the outside, Canon's PowerShot G7 X enthusiast compact looks like the S-series models that came before it, but inside it's an entirely different story. The G7 X offers a 20MP 1"-type BSI CMOS sensor, a 24-100mm equiv. F1.8-2.8 lens and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. We've made a substantial update to our First Impressions Review of the G7 X including a writeup of our shooting experience and performance tests. Read more
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    The iPhone 6 Plus, introduced alongside the iPhone 6, offers one distinct feature that its sibling doesn't - optical image stabilization. In all other respects, their 8MP cameras, F2.2 aperture lenses and updated AF systems are the same. On paper the 6 Plus doesn't represent a great leap forward in terms of camera tech, but how does it perform in the real world? Read more
  • Lomography adds Lomochrome Turquoise film to lineup

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Back in January 2013, Lomography announced that it would be releasing a color negative film called Lomochrome Purple, which was based on Kodak's Aerochrome. With that film, photographers could capture images with shifted colors skewed towards the presence of purple. Today the company has made a follow-up announcement, introducing the Lomochrome Turquoise XR 100-400. Read more
  • Sony develops sensor capable of rendering color images at 0.005 lux

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Sony has introduced a new CMOS sensor, calling it the highest sensitivity sensor of its kind. Developed for automotive use, the new chip can capture color images in light conditions down to 0.005 lux. The sensor is 1/3-inch type with 1.27 effective megapixels, and supports a Wide Dynamic Range system that uses extended exposure times rather than using multiple exposures. Read more
  • Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    With all the talk about new equipment at this time of year it's worth remembering why we buy that gear - to make great photos. What better way to do it than to showcase the excellent work of our own community? This week we asked users of our Documentary And Street photography forum to submit their favorite shots for inclusion in our Readers' Showcase. Click through to take a look at our favorites
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Alan Hess!

    Brad Moore
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Photo by Nadra Farina-HessMy name is Alan Hess and I love being a photographer. I am really lucky that I get to photograph things for a living. As the house photographer for a large indoor arena in San Diego I get to capture some of the biggest names in music like Cher, The Who, Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber, as well as other events like the NBA, MMA, and the WWE. This year we will also have a Professional Bull Rider event. But even with the wide variety of events I get to shoot, once in a while I still find myself in a creative rut. That’s where personal projects come in.For me, that is…
  • I’m Calling in Sick (cough, cough)

    Scott Kelby
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    I had hoped to have some meaningful, substantive post for this morning, but when I got home last light, I realized a cold was coming on, so instead of writing that awesome post I hit the sack early thinking a good night’s sleep would knock it out. Sadly, that was not the case so I’m kind of laying low today for the most part.Hoping to be better for tomorrow’s episode of “The Grid” because Dave Black is here, and we’re doing Blind Critiques, so my fingers are crossed but long story short, blah, blah, blah, I don’t have that good blog post for today…
  • Yes…it’s come down to this…

    Scott Kelby
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    You know if the Monday after the game I post a Demotivational Poster, I probably didn’t have a great shoot. I know that generally as the season progresses you’re supposed to get better and better,right? And I was really feeling like I was “in the zone” two weeks ago at the Falcons/Giants game at the Meadlowlands, but dang I just do not know what happened yesterday but I just had a real clunker!It seemed like I was always in the wrong position, and I missed some stuff I definitely should have caught, and I was just generally to the point that I wanted to chuck my gear…
  • Way Cool Little-Known Lightroom Mobile Feature (Plus Lots of Photo Walk Stuff)

    Scott Kelby
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    If you missed “The Grid” this week, we started right off with a short tutorial on a little-known feature in Lightroom Mobile that is just too cool (we start the show, posted above, with the demo), and then after the demo I talk about how at the Adobe Max conference last week they added one new thing that made it tremendously better. Really worth checking out.We also cover lots of Worldwide Photo Walk stuff, and the fact that my buddy Bill Fortney just launched a new series of eBooks on a bunch of photography categories, and we take lots of questions and (wait for it…wait for…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Trailblazers: Powerful Women of Photography with Erika Larsen Erika Larsen is a contributor to National Geographic Magazine, and her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, but it is her dedication to immersing herself in the cultures that she is seeking to understand that is so inspiring. Erika literally lives and breathes the cultures she photographs, and sets out not as an outsider seeking to tell the story of another culture to the world, but rather as an individual seeking to deeply understand the people and their way of life. She sees her…
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    ShootTokyo

  • Needing Inspiration

    Dave
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    I haven’t had enough time to get out and shoot trying to balance everything I have going on in my life with work, family and travel.  Perhaps I’m needing inspiration.   Perhaps I need to launch a 365 project or something to get my creative juices flowing again. I was able to get out last weekend and shoot a little film with my new Leica MP.  The MP is a a very simple and clean film camera.   MP stand for mechanical perfection. I ended up trading my Leica M6J for an MP.  I had a friend who was interested in my M6J.  I shoot my 28mm lens a lot and the .85 viewfinder on the M6J…
  • Then comes the rain

    Dave
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:06 pm
    I went to the 3rd day of Tokyo Photo last weekend but skipping the 4th as Tokyo was getting pounded with a typhoon.  The typhoon didn’t turn out to be too bad mother nature is blessing us with a super typhoon that was just down graded to a tropical storm tonight.  Mother Nature really gives Japan a hard time… I decided to try out a few more head shots on some familiar faces; Holger and Giovanni. Today’s Configuration: Leica M9-P with a Noctilux 50mm f/1.4. I have to say I so enjoyed watching people looking at my photography… I headed out with Jeremy and one of his…
  • Day 2: Tokyo Photo

    Dave
    4 Oct 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Yesterday was day 2 of Tokyo Photo!   I spent most of the day at there chatting with other photographers, meeting people and selling a few ShootTokyo Books. Today’s Configuration:  Leica M9-P with Summilux 21mm f/1.4 and Noctilux 50mm f/0.95.  Tokyo Photo will be running today and tomorrow from 12-7.   I’ll be there again today in the late afternoon so please stop by! Amiee has a little crush on David Bowie… This is the Dai Nippon Printing booth.   They were joking we should remove the N and just call it the DP booth… Meet Yo!  She is the first one who contacted…
  • Opening Night: Tokyo Photo 2014

    Dave
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Last night I attended the opening reception for Tokyo Photo 2014.   I was very excited because the Heaps Magazine interview about me was going to be on display , there would be a brochure given out and Tokyo Photo was letting me set up a table to sell my books.   When I got to Tokyo Photo I was setting up my books and the writer for the article came over to say Hi and asked me why I didn’t go and see my photos.   I gave them very large resolution files for the magazine but what I didn’t realize is they were also making a few huge prints to hang up around the magazine display as…
  • Heaps

    Dave
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:47 am
    I was very exited to be contacted by Heaps Magazine a few weeks ago for an interview for a cover story for their Made in Japan issue.   Heaps is a digital magazine run by Dai Nippon Printing (Japan’s largest printing company). They are one of the main sponsors for this weekend event Tokyo Photo 2014 and will have the magazine on display.  You can subscribe for free and download on iTunes. It is a very neat magazine.   You can read in both English and Japanese…or both! I loved the intro to the article… One of the other very cool things is Heaps will be giving out this…
 
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    PhotographyTalk.com

  • Top 5 Tripods that Photographers Want to See Under the Tree

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    As the founder of the PhotographyTalk online community, I try to create a family-like atmosphere among the programmers, writers and marketing professionals who contribute to the success of the site; but companies like Hunt’s Photo and Video remind me of how special a family business actually is. Three generations of the Farber family have guided Hunt’s Photo and Video from just a corner of a much older pharmacy during the 1950s to New England’s Largest Photography Retailer, with locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island. I imagine the Farber’s Christmas…
  • Top 10 Gifts for Photographers under $250

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    It's almost that wonderful time of the year again (I know, right?) and the gift shopping frenzy is about to start. Some people love giving gifts, others are much more into receiving them .The point is that if you're going to spend money on a gift for someone, it might as well be something good. So we've decided to step in and help with a seasonal series of articles that will hopefully inspire this Christmas shopping session. We're going to start with a list of ten awesome gifts you can get for less than $250.Let's check them out. 1. Vanguard Sedona 51BL Backpack This is a backpack that's…
  • Top 5 Camera Bags That Photographers Hope to Receive for Christmas

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    In an economic environment dominated by huge global corporations, it’s wonderful to see that family-owned companies can not only survive, but also thrive and do so for many generations. Such is the story of Hunt’s Photo & Video, New England’s Largest Photography Retailer, with locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island and operated by the third generation of the Farber family. Although corporations do their best to provide personalized customer service, you can be assured that the people at Hunt’s are experts at helping each customer find the photo and/or…
  • Wouldn’t You Like to be Seen Carrying the Ferrari of Photo Backpacks?

    10 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Very few of us will ever have the good fortune to own a Ferrari – or even sit in one (and if we did, then we would probably not be photographers), but you can experience the same quality of workmanship, the same joy of being among the privileged few and the envy of all your photo buddies when you pack your equipment in the RPT P3 Backpack from Photobackpacker. It might seem a bit farfetched to compare it to a Ferrari, but once you “looked under the hood” of the RPT P3 and take it for a spin, you may actually be happy that you own this exceptional backpack instead of a Ferrari. After…
  • Nothing Brings the Natural World and Sports Action Closer than the Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens

    10 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Until Nikon decided to enter the super-telephoto competition during 2013, the Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM lens was the king (other than Canon’s 1200mm monster, which is often not in production) – and many nature, sports and news photographers will tell you that the Canon 800mm still deserves its crown. Of course, you must make a hefty investment to work with the royalty of big lenses, but it’s worth the money if you compete, as a professional, in the specialties where this lens is needed. By designing the 800mm f/5.6 to be constructed with magnesium alloy, Canon was able to give it a…
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    Advancing Your Photography

  • Behind The Camera: Anna Kuperberg Talks About Her Photo

    Nathaniel Chu
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Photo by Anna Kuperberg “I love this photo because it is pensive; the older boy is looking out the window. He’s not too keen on the younger baby getting all the attention, but at the same time he wants to break out on his own and not be with mom all the time. He is gazing outside with his breath on the cold glass, and you wonder what he is thinking. Meanwhile, his mom is holding the baby and watching him quietly. You can just see her in one of the many mirrors. It’s a quiet moment with a lot of love and a little bit of tension. I didn’t know this when I shot it, but…
  • Nikon DF First Impression

    Nathaniel Chu
    11 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    Watch The Full Video Christmas came early for us at Silber Studios! Our friends at B&H sent us a new toy in the form of a Nikon DF. Check out this quick overview of the camera and Marc’s initial reaction to it. Stay tuned for more. The post Nikon DF First Impression appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Behind The Scenes: Camille Seaman Reveals Her Camera Arsenal

    Nathaniel Chu
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    Image by Camille Seaman Watch The Full Video We bring you another exclusive behind the scenes look into a photographer’s world. In this episode, we are with professional photographer Camille Seaman. Camille has been using both digital and film cameras for years; she has been capturing the beauty of natural environments for over a decade. Join us for a look behind the scenes as Camille shows us some of her cameras in her toolkit. Camille graduated from the Sate University of New York in 1992 with a degree in photography. Her work has been taken up by notable publishers such as National…
  • How I Got the Shot: Chris Burkard’s Sky-High Surfer

    Jeff Racheff
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Nate Tyler in Cayucos, CA. Photo by Chris Burkard. Capturing the perfect surfing photograph requires a combination of immense skill, patience, and dumb luck. Here photographer Chris Burkard fills us in on how he managed to harness all three into one beautiful image. “One of my favorite shots is this one of Nate Tyler doing a sick air in Cayucos, CA., with the fiery sunset in the background. My settings — ISO 250 // f4 @ 1/640 with my telephoto lens zoomed at 250mm — allowed me to freeze Nate in the air while still letting enough light in to capture his silhouette…
  • Does Photography Gear Make You a Professional Photographer?

    Ben Revzin
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Does Gear Make You A Better Photographer? Watch The Full Video Some people think that the more gear you have the more “professional” you look. Here’s an interesting video where a new photographer has 1 week to learn how to use professional photography gear including studio strobes, a Canon 550D, and some L lenses. These photos are compared to a “professional” photographer and a third party has to guess who is the professional and who is the fraud. Steps to advance your photography. Steps to critique a photo. Submit your work and gain insightful critique. Be…
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    SkipCohenUniversity

  • Photographers and Hosting an Open House

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    © shotsstudio - Fotolia At least half of the professional photographers in this industry are what we used to call "Weekend Warriors". Weekend Warriors are part time photographers who love the craft, but have other full time jobs. Yesterday's post highlighted Cindy Harter Sims who was a full time music teacher until she was able to go full time with her own studio.  Building a strong skill set was her first priority.For those of you who are full time and at this point starting to get irritated with me for even talking about this group, the industry, long before digital, has been at…
  • Turning Dreams Into Reality - Being a Full-time Photographer

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:33 am
    Just click on the banner to hear this new episode with Cindy Harter Sims. Cindy's studio on Main St. Six weeks ago, working together with SproutingPhotographer.com, we launched a new podcast series, "Weekend Wisdom with Skip Cohen". While I'd love to take credit for some great content, the wisdom is thanks to Bryan Caporicci, founder of SproutingPhotographer together with each of my guests. It was his idea and each guest has brought a new dimension to the topic of how to build different aspects of your business.What's making each of these podcasts unique is that we're focused on just one…
  • Sunday Morning Reflections - As the World Runs Amuck...

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    © Sergey Novikov - Fotolia Before I just start to rant, I want to remind everybody of the "rules" for Sunday Morning Reflections. There aren't any and I almost ALWAYS go off track. Well, this morning is no exception.I subscribe to a weekly magazine called The Week and I love it. There's a regular feature called, "Only in America". This week's news item was about Atlanta school officials who made a five year old sign a "safety contract" pledging not to harm herself or others after she pointed a crayon at another kid and said, "pew, pew". The child later asked her mother, "What is suicide,…
  • The Answers Are All Out There...just listen

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    First Byte:  First Bytes are 1-2 minute summaries and suggestions that tie directly to a specific blog post. I'm hoping they're helpful in expanding the topic of the post itself. © sarahdesign85 - Fotolia One of the nicest compliments somebody gave me recently was simply to ask, "How do you come up with so many topics to write about?" It's really pretty simple...As professional photographers you're regularly changing poses, lighting and composition. You add more variables by changing lenses, the exposure and depth of field.  Well, it's not much different when I'm…
  • Education, Support and Printing with Breathing Color

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Intro by Skip CohenI've been involved in the educational side of professional photography for most of my career, starting in 1987 when I joined Hasselblad. Over the years I've seen companies come and go in their commitment to education. Support to the photographic community with a lot of companies lacks consistency and often quality.Breathing Color focused their energy on education and support right out of the blocks. They knew helping you become a better photographer would help the entire industry. I'm proud to have a relationship with Breathing Color, because not only have they stayed…
 
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    Stuck in Customs

  • Fresh Kill In the Trees of Botswana

    Trey Ratcliff
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Invercargill PhotoWalk and Speaking Event! Open to all! This will be a great event and I’m really looking forward to it. Thanks again to Val and the Southland Photographic Society for organizing the event! We’ll start with a great PhotoWalk together. ALL Skill levels are allowed and it’s a family friendly event! Bring a friend even! Anything from a mobile phone to a DSLR is perfectly cool. The PhotoWalk will go on for about 1.5 hours and then we’ll head into the presentation + Q&A. It’ll be a great night and I look forward to meeting everyone! Day: THIS…
  • A Pair of Winter Trees

    Trey Ratcliff
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Five Days of New Tips/Tricks Videos on the Blog! Day Four! Let me know if you have any questions… happy to answer! This was shot inside the Beijing Planning Museum. This sounds like a boring place eh? But it’s not! You can see how I chose to compose this shot… Processing like Cooking I had a great time processing this photo. I had no idea what I was going to do with it and started with half an idea. I’m not sure I could ever process this photo exactly like this again… I try new stuff all the time. I was thinking that processing photos is a lot like cooking food…
  • Autumn Awesomeness in Queenstown

    Trey Ratcliff
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Sony A6000 Review! Come see the new Sony A6000 Review! I’ll keep adding to it as the weeks and months go on, but I thought you might enjoy an early look! Five Days of New Tips/Tricks Videos on the Blog! Day Three! Let me know if you have any questions… happy to answer! Here’s some behind-the-scenes from our recent autumn workshop! Don’t forget to check out the New Zealand Photo Adventure page to find out more about that upcoming event! It’s the only thing planned now for 2015… it’s gonna be another great one! Daily Photo – Autumn Awesomeness in…
  • Approaching Aït Benhaddou

    Trey Ratcliff
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Five Days of New Tips/Tricks Videos on the Blog! Day Two! Let me know if you have any questions… happy to answer! Here’s a collection of behind-the-scenes videos from Morocco. I started at the Mausoleum of Mohammed V in Rabat them moved on to Fes when I was at Ryad Alaya (highly recommended – thanks Hassan!) Using many different cameras! I’ve been using a bunch of different Sony cameras lately! While in Africa, I used a Sony A7, A7r, A7s, and an A6000 (come see the new Sony A6000 Review!) Whenever I get some time, I’m gonna write up a few more reviews… they…
  • Light on the way to Milford Sound and Tiananmen Square Photography

    Trey Ratcliff
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Five Days of New Tips/Tricks Videos! Day One Each day for the next five days, I’m gonna post a new video here on the blog! Let me know if you have any questions… happy to answer! I’m here with my friend Tom in the middle of Beijing. I decided to go to Tiananmen Square for the day and take photos… here’s a little of what happened. A bunch of people came up to me that had never seen a white person before; I was like a freakshow! Daily Photo – Light on the way to Milford Sound One of my favorite drives is from Queenstown to Milford Sound. I've made it…
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    Improve Photography

  • Friends, Family, & Inspiration w/ Darin Mellor [IP88]

    Darin Mellor
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Darin sits down to formally introduce himself and shares how he got to where he is today.  A discussion about the importance of family, friends, networking, peers, and mentors are mentioned as a way to stay inspired.  Using tips from our recent landscape show, [IP86], Darin finds ways to creatively take pictures alongside his father whom is also an avid professional photographer. What’s in this episode Jim’s travels to Portland, Oregon and Babcock State Park in West…
  • Earning & Owning the Perspective, Q&A with Jim & Darin [IP87]

    Darin Mellor
    15 Oct 2014 | 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 a few questions from not only listeners of the Improve Photography Podcast, but also a question from a PhotoClasses.com student.  Darin & Jim answer questions about earning a living through paid shoots, publishing your work, and more. What’s in this episode A discussion of when model releases are needed. Tips & Tricks for taking better action shots with low ambient light. The benefits and drawbacks of different flash modes; and…
  • Giving it Thought: Landscape Photography Tips & Tricks [IP86]

    Darin Mellor
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:59 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 discuss some Landscape Photography tips & tricks.  With cooler weather making its way from the Southern to the Northern Hemisphere, Darin & Jim talk about dressing for the climate, notifying family/friends of shoot locations, and more. What’s in this episode The importance of making a Landscape Photography Bucket List. Thinking about every square inch of the frame and not getting lazy with composition. Consider the weather, both for…
  • 20 Tips for Photographing Youth Basketball

    Terence Fominaya
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Shooting basketball can be a tough job.  All those plays looked great while you watched them live.  Maybe you got so caught up, you even forgot to shoot some of them.  Heck, they even looked good on the back of the LCD.  Then you got home, and they were blurry, grainy, and not what you remembered.  Below are 20 tips to help you get the shot you really wanted using affordable gear. 1. Shoot with an eye open The gym might look bright to you, but it doesn’t look bright to…
  • How to Photograph a Wedding in Low Light

    Aly Brown
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. One of the first things I do when I book a wedding client is make sure that we have a chance to discuss their wedding day timeline together. I know that I can help my couples have the best pictures possible simply by using my experience and knowledge of light to help them plan out the timing of their day. It’s also my own way of trying to ensure that the bulk of their important pictures are taken with enough light. While you can plan all you want, a part of the role of…
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    TWIP

  • TWiP Talks 05: Beauty After Breast Cancer

    Frederick
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:49 pm
    This project, Beauty After Breast Cancer, is a book being produced by Katelyn Carey, a nurse who had a preventative mastectomy at the age of 29. Together with photographer and TWiP host Joseph Linaschke, they are working with a team of devoted professionals in the Ashland, OR area, to create a Kickstarter funded resource unlike anything currently available. The post TWiP Talks 05: Beauty After Breast Cancer appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP 382 – Ello, Anyone There?

    Bruce
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    In this episode of TWiP, Jeffrey Totaro & Darlene Hildebrandt join Frederick Van Johnson to talk about the new social network on the block - Ello. Plus GoPro adds some new 4k hardware to their action camera lineup. The post TWiP 382 – Ello, Anyone There? appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Street Focus 04: SmartPhone Street Photography with Elif Suyabatmaz

    Valerie
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Elif Suyabatmaz shares her simple approach to create stunning images on the streets of Istanbul with her iPhone. We discuss how leaving the technical aspect of photography aside can enhance your creativity and vision when shooting on the street. The post Street Focus 04: SmartPhone Street Photography with Elif Suyabatmaz appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • A Photographers’ Christmas in October

    Frederick
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    It’s happening again. Only a few select people knew about it last time, and no one knew when or even IF it would happen again. But today — here we are. I am, of course, referring to the famous 5DayDeal event that kicked off today. It’s an amazing deal for anyone wanting to learn more […] The post A Photographers’ Christmas in October appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP Talks 04: Finding Success with Jeremy Cowart

    Frederick
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Jeremy Cowart talks about his altruistic approach to his photography career. And his foray into mobile app development with his popular app OkDoThis. The post TWiP Talks 04: Finding Success with Jeremy Cowart appeared first on This Week in Photo.
 
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • Nikon updates Capture NX-D, ViewNX 2

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
        If you're shooting with a Nikon camera, it might be time to update your bundled software. The company has just released updates to its consumer ViewNX 2 and enthusiast-oriented Capture NX-D imaging apps. The update to Capture NX-D fixes a raft of bugs, while the ViewNX 2 update adds support for one camera and makes a functional improvement to file handling. We'll start with Capture NX-D, since that's the bigger of the two updates. In full, the list of changes made in Nikon Capture NX-D version 1.0.3 is as... (read more)
  • Sony RX100 III vs Canon G7X vs Panasonic LX100: Which is the best compact camera for enthusiasts?

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
        For the last couple of years, Sony has dominated the enthusiast compact camera market with its RX100-series, three closely-related, zoom-equipped cameras that are both pocket-friendly and feature much larger sensors than previous enthusiast compacts. Their nearest competitors have been Canon's G1X-series cameras, which are much larger, intended for the coat pocket rather than the pants pocket. But last month, the biennial Photokina tradeshow changed all that, as two brand-new contenders appeared, ready to vie for the title of best... (read more)
  • Red Giant Offload makes backups you can trust—even in the field

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
        Do you get a little sweaty-palmed when offloading your videos, especially if you're in the field? Sure, you can make multiple copies, but there's no guarantee that something hasn't gotten corrupted along the way. Manually verifying the sanctity of each video is unnecessarily time-consuming, though, and all too easily forgotten. Thankfully, the folks at Red Giant have come to your rescue with a new app that's designed to give you peace of mind and a smoother workflow. Red Giant Offload is relatively straightforward, and... (read more)
  • Adobe courts Aperture castaways with import plugin, free training offer

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
        Last June, we reported on the demise of Apple's flagship imaging app, Aperture, which is no longer being actively developed. Apple's decision to abandon Aperture left photographers with a choice: Stay with the app and continue to expend energy on an increasingly obsolete database format, or make the jump to a rival product from the likes of Adobe, Corel or Phase One at the earliest opportunity. The problem with making that jump was that of taking your existing catalog with you. Each app has its own proprietary database... (read more)
  • Ricoh’s award-winning K-50 DSLR kit is now even more attractive, adds Wi-Fi for under $500

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
        Last December, Ricoh's impressive Pentax K-50 digital SLR took top place in our annual Camera of the Year awards as 2013's Best Entry-Level DSLR. Based around the same sensor as the company's then-flagship Pentax K-5 II DSLR, the key to the K-50's success was a design that brought numerous enthusiast-grade features down to a consumer-friendly pricetag. At the time, the weather-sealed Pentax K-50 was priced at US$780 for a kit that included an 18-55mm zoom lens which was also weather-sealed. That was simply unheard-of... (read more)
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 16 October 2014, Thursday

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I finally found a backpack I love! Think Tank Airport Commuter. I've always hated backpacks, and just found one I love. I needed some way to carry my 300/2.8 in the field, and my usual stuffing-it-in-my-pocket or a waist pack wasn't going to work. I just got a Think Tank Airport Commuter, and it's perfect! It holds my big 300/2.8, as well as a couple of pro bodies and a bunch of other lenses and accessories and a laptop and more, and it's actually comfortable. The Airport Commuter weighs a lot less than I had expected, and it even comes with a cable and combination lock for additional…
  • 14 October 2014, Tuesday

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    iPhone 6 Plus battery life I've been using my iPhone 6 Plus all day every day last week navigating and researching and emailing and buying things and generally being on it all day online, and its battery still has 35% left at the end of each day of unlimited use. I just flew from NYC to California for my Yosemite workshops yesterday, so most of what I did was watch movies and enjoy music the whole day on the plane. Holy cow! After about 3 hours of music, a bit of the usual online eMail, messages and some phone calls before and after the flight — and after 4 and a half hours of watching…
  • 13 October 2014, Columbus Day

    12 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Fast guide to better B&W A reader asked about black-and-white shooting, so I reiterated: Outdoors, use an orange filter otherwise the sky washes out to white. A yellow filter is OK, but a weaker effect. A red filter turns blue sky much darker, and combined with a polarizer makes it black — all while the clouds stay white. Use about a stop more exposure than you think. Set the ISO to about half the rated ISO for starters. This will help make your blacks black and detailed, not gray and dull. You have to get your system calibrated. Learn to make a "perfect proof," which…
  • 12 October 2014, Sunday

    11 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Fall Color I'm a photographic artist (not a "blogger,") and like most photographic artists, I'm on the road all of October crisscrossing the country in search of the best colors. I'm on the east coast right now, and will be in Yosemite later this and next week. I'll be on two workshops in the Yosemite area; the first has been wait-listed since the summer, while the second is more flexible if you'd like to join us and aren't registered yet. I haven't had the usual office time and stop to share as much as I usually do, so here are some tidbits from the road:   Nikon D750 I love…
  • 10 October 2014, Friday

    9 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    West 30th Street looking west at night, New York City. D750 in HDR mode, 20mm f/1.8, f/2.8 at 5 seconds at ISO 400, hand-held against tinted hotel window, Perfectly Clear. Full-resolution (13 MB JPG). NEW: I added Sample Image Files to my Nikon D750 Review. NEW: I added these same Sample Image Files to my Nikon 20mm f/1.8 Review. As you'll see, the 20/1.8 is probably the world's sharpest ultrawide lens, as well as being so fast that I can shoot out of moving taxis at night at low ISOs. You'll also see how great the D750's HDR mode works. With this 20mm f/1.8G, the f/1.8G FX series is now…
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    Joe Philipson

  • Becca and Joe Rath

    Joe Philipson
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    I was invited to a wedding this summer, and although I wasn’t the photographer, I brought my camera and made some frames.
  • NYC and MOMA Art Book Fair 2014

    Joe Philipson
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    I went down to the NYC Art Book Fair, 2014, at Moma PS1 this past weekend in NYC. It was fun to head out with my Mark II and Nikon 35 f/2 and just slide into the white noise that is New York. I went down to check out publishers and see what else is being made out there in the world of photography. Today’s post features some street photography, a small collection of people taking #selfies with long phone poles, and some other oddities from a short time in Times Square. I bought a few books at the Book Fair: –  Fin Serck-Hanssen – Philippe Fragniere’s…
  • Wall Therapy 2014

    Joe Philipson
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:06 pm
    I have been shooting video for this year’s Wall Therapy here in Rochester, New York. Wall Therapy officially started today but I have been shooting the last couple of days. There will be twelve artist from all over the world coming to paint murals to better the community. Occasionally, I get to make a photograph. I have spent my time with about five of the 12 artists so far and I am looking forward to meeting the rest of them. All next week is go time, if I get a chance I’ll make another timely post. I am looking forward to the next
  • July 4th, 2014

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

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

  • Inspiration: Atbin Eslami's Video Bio

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Such a simple idea, and not so difficult to do—unless you count all of the self-inspection it will require. Iranian-born (now in Dubai) photographer Atbin Eslami's video-bio of herself first made me think, "that's really cool."And second, "Why haven't I done that?" Read more »
  • On Assignment: Ben Lurye

    6 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    To some a foot bridge abutment, to others a studio. I've long kept a picture file of versatile nearby locations for photographing people. This foot bridge abutment on Columbia Road about two miles from my house is a great example, and it actually gets used a lot.Above it's seen in normal daylight. But with the right light it offers so many different looks. Read more »
  • Choosing a Tripod

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    For lighting photographers, the first thing to consider about a tripod is this: a tripod is your most powerful light.Read more »
  • Traveling Photographer_DUBAI has Ben Posted

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    For those following The Traveling Photographer project (more info on the whole project here) the Dubai episode has just been posted.-30-
  • Education: Gear for Your Brain

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Your brain is gear. Keep it in tune by providing it regular doses of education. A well-written and info-packed photo technique book is a screaming bargain in the long run. You're essentially renting someone's brain. I have dedicated an entire bookshelf page to my very favorite lighting (and other photo) books for your consideration. All are well-considered and are, I believe, the very best examples in their genre.__________But beyond that I would suggest you consider the occasional workshop. Nothing beats a hands-on, small class with a solid pro who knows things you would like to know. It is…
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    The Luminous Landscape

  • 20 October, 2014 - About Photographic Competitions

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
      Every now and then Alain Briot contributes an article that starts good discussions in the forum.  Today’s article About Print Competitions will be just that kind of article.  In his last article Alain did a very good essay about Critiquing Photographs.  Now he takes us into the area of judging prints entered into competitions.  Alain covers just about all aspects one could think of when it comes to judging prints in competitions.  For many photographers this is a part of learning as well as recognition.  You decide after reading the article. In my…
  • 17, October, 2014 - I Wish I Knew How To Paint

    17 Oct 2014 | 5:26 pm
      Sometimes it is good to slow it down and reflect on our photography.  In his last article Frank Sauer showed us how much we could find to photograph in our own backyard.  Today we share Frank Sauer’s newest essay I Wish I Knew How To Paint.  I hope you enjoy this essay and take some time this weekend to explore the world around you and try some photography like Frank describes.   We still have a few spots open on our first and second Antarctica Trips.  Take a look at the instructor line up and give some serious consideration in joining us for this amazing…
  • 15 October, 2014 - View Luminous Endowment Grant Applications

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
      As a visitor to this site you are one of over a million people each month who visit here from all over the globe. We share a common passion for photography. But you may not know that a few months ago Michael Reichmann created a new not-for-profit called The Luminous Endowment for Photographers. The Endowment’s purpose is to fund photographic projects worldwide. Projects by photographers like you. Our first grant period is coming to a close at the end of this month. Here are links to the applications received so far. There are some very exciting projects seeking funding, and…
  • 10 October, 2014 - Two Weeks With The Olympus EM-1

    10 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
      In the real estate business there has always been a phrase “location, location, location”.  Lately, the photography industry is getting more about “weight, weight, size”.  A few years ago I wouldn’t have believed I’d be traveling with a small light weight system on a major trip.  In the last year I have become totally hooked on the mirrorless versions of cameras that are available.  I own the Fuji XT-1 and the Olympus OMD E-M1.  I love both systems so choosing one to use is usually a flip of the coin.  On my…
  • 8 October, 2014 - The Think Tank Navigator and More

    8 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Many of us do a lot of traveling to capture the special images that we enjoy so much.  Getting to these special locations is a challenge these days. We face weight and size limitations of the airlines not to mention our own as we do everything we can do to reduce size and weight of our kits.  Over the years I have collected way too many bags trying to accomplish the ultimate carry solution for my gear.  Today I share one of the newest and best bags I have owned as well as some other tips on how I travel with my gear.  Check out The Think Tank Navigator article as well as a…
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    The Online Photographer

  • Searching for the Right Word

    Michael Johnston
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Because the word "small" has proven so bitterly controversial in the "Small Cameras We Love" List, I'd like to change it to something else, but my normal fecund vocabulary is failing me. Handy Cameras We Love? Ergonomic Cameras We Love? (Eww.) Handholdable? Practical, Utilitarian, Pleasing? (I kinda like "Pleasing Cameras We Love.") Something that conveys the idea of good design and effective operation along with good object quality and desirability, with a modicum of pride of ownership thrown in. Okay, not all those things exactly. Anyone got any…
  • Close Call and Other News

    Michael Johnston
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Downtime: I'm just back online after some gnarly downtime...no Internet or email on the computer for almost a day. Ya hate that. But after several pleasant hours on the phone with my new friends Tanvi in New Delhi and Edward in Arizona and multiple reboots of the modem as mysterious tasks and functions were allegedly performed remotely, all is copacetic again. But I could get email and Internet on the phone, which is cool. I'm finally coming around to the smartphone era—what, five or ten years late? BlackBerry introduced its original RIM 850 in 2003, and the first iPhone was…
  • 10/20/14 The Morning Comment: Small Is Relative

    Michael Johnston
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Good morning! Welcome to the Morning Comment—the replacement for the Morning Coffee. Every morning I'll talk about one reader comment from the last day or three. My responses are just my opinion. Even if I argue, I'm not necessarily claiming that I'm right and the commenter is wrong. This morning's comment, from andy sheppard: "Whether you like it or it has wonderful image-making attributes or not, the [Leica] S would still seem to fall outside the remit of a list of favourite small cameras." I didn't really mean for people to get hung up on what…
  • Open Mike: Hidebound

    Michael Johnston
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Hidebound, adj.: Oriented toward or confined to the past; extremely conservative; narrow and rigid in opinion; inflexible. I've been doing some more thinking about the iPhone and smartphone cameras generally, and why I don't like them. I should acknowledge Ben Rosengart's point about the iPhone being great for communication and note-taking. That's true. Many times I've used it to simply show something to someone, to make contact, to record information, even just to grab a phone number on a sign quickly. I can't say I don't use it to make…
  • The Status of the Metzker Book (Small Stash Remaining)

    Michael Johnston
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    I heard from Keith F. Davis this morning, who wanted me to pass along the following regarding his 2012 book published by Nelson-Atkins, The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker (one of my favorite books of the last two years, by the way. It's the one to have if you have only one of Ray Metzker's books). "I appreciate the interest in our Metzker book, and regret the fact that it went out of print so quickly.  That's 'nice' of course, in the sense that it was received so well. I honestly thought that our press run was appropriate for the overall market, but clearly I…
 
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    Nikonians News

  • Nikonians Academy adding dates, courses to 2015 calendar

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reports the academy staff is wrapping up the October schedule with plenty more to come before the year is out. Mike posted a quick message from the road: "What a busy few weeks we've had at the Nikonians Academy. With photo adventure travel to Acadia National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Yosemite National Park and classroom workshops in Los Angeles and Seattle, we are busier than ever. This week, we have workshops in New York and still have a few seats available if you'd like to sign up."
  • Capture One Pro 8 Review

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    Capture One is the premium Raw Developer package, squarely aimed at professionals who need to combine excellent results with a robust workflow and the ability to manage large numbers of big files swiftly. Now it comes with the Pro Version 8. Read more to discover the new tool.
  • Academy wrapping up the 2014 Calendar

    14 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Nikonians Academy instructor Steve Simon is running his signature Passionate Photographer workshop at his new studio in New York. We have already prepared for the brand new Nikon D750 and are including this in our existing D610/D7100 workshop classes. If you have a D750, come join us in New York (beginning October 21).
  • Contest Congratulations

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Nikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the August Contests.Check our six-image legend below and scroll down for the names of the winners and the photo links. The links will lead you to explanations behind some of the photographs and an overall look at the competition.
  • Academy coast to coast and worldwide

    7 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Masters Series workshops are taking place this week in Los Angeles with Academy Director Mike Hagen. Next up, Mike will be leading workshops in Seattle October 16-18.Meanwhile, Steve Simon takes the series to New York, October 21-26.
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    Imaging Insider

  • Red Mechanic improves on Apple’s Photos app with Photosane for iOS

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Tweet Red Mechanic AB today announces Photosane 1.0.1, its photo library manager for iOS devices. Designed to be the simplest and fastest photo library manager possible, Photosane works just like the old iOS7 Photos app with some extra features and is much faster. Version 1.0.1 adds incredibly simple photo-based GPS navigation to Photosane. Also HD-Zoom, four times more zoom pixels than the Photos app was added, as well as stickers, text and emoticons improvements to the photo editor. Stockholm, Sweden – In iOS 8.0, Red Mechanic created Photosane to give you the missing Camera roll…
  • AutoBracket comes to iPhone/iPad photography

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:52 am
    Tweet Pictional LLC is pleased to announce the release of AutoBracket, a new app that brings the “autobracketing” feature previously only seen in high-end DSLR cameras to iPhones and iPads. Users can shoot 3 photos in rapid succession, each at a different exposure compensation. This allows the photographer to shoot freely and choose the best exposure later, or to merge the 3 photos into one HDR photo. The app enables precise exposure control via a bracket slider and color-coded histogram preview. Boston, Massachusetts – Pictional LLC is pleased to announce the release of…
  • Instantly View and Share Images With theK-50 Eyefi Card Bundle at $499.95. Serious Quality – Now with WiFi convenience.

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Tweet Denver, Colorado October 16, 2014RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION announces the launch of the PENTAXK-50 EyefiBundleBy adding the Eyefi Mobi SD card users can transfer picturesand videos to a smartphone or other mobile device right when taken making them instantly available to view and share. The K-50 camera, a mid-level DSLR, has become a staple of the PENTAX brand as well as a long-standing favorite among consumers. With its 81 weather seals, the K-50 incorporates PENTAX’s trusted heritage of weather resistant products that can extend shooting environments from wet and rainy to…
  • Delkin BLACK, The World’s Most Rugged Photography SD Memory Card.

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Tweet   Snap-Proof & Waterproof with a 48 Hour Replacement Guarantee. POWAY, CA, OCTOBER 15, 2014 – Today Delkin Devices announced a new line of SD memory cards that feature a specialized casing and design that make them waterproof, dustproof, extreme temperature resistant, and virtually unbreakable. In addition to the rugged nature of the new cards, Delkin is offering a free 48 hour “No-Questions-Asked” replacement guarantee and enhanced customer service support for the cards, making these new cards not only fast (up to 99MB/s read/write) but also incredibly…
  • Leica Does Ugly “X”

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Tweet The exclusive LEICA X ‘Edition Moncler’ – Handcrafted collision of art and digital technology   New York, New York (October 15th, 2014) — Leica Camera continues to celebrate 100 years of photography with the limited Leica X “Edition Moncler”. The new edition was designed in collaboration with Moncler and infuses both brand’s values of quality design and technicality. The aesthetically pleasing and highly technical camera pays homage to the French origins of Moncler with a premium leather trim in a three-color scheme of red, white, and blue. The silver…
 
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    Photofocus

  • Carve a pumpkin in Photoshop

    Howard Pinsky
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    In this video, you’ll learn how to carve a pumpkin in Photoshop, just in time for Halloween! This tutorial utilizes the Pen Tool, Layer Styles, Filters, and more! This Post Sponsored by: Adobe Transform your photography. Organize, edit, enhance, and share your images on your desktop or mobile device with the world’s best photography tools: Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom. Get the most comprehensive photography solution for just $9.99/month. SongFreedom is about artists supporting artists. We’re a music licensing platform with the best music available–stuff from the…
  • Zeroing Out Your Camera

    Vanelli
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    There I was shooting a Lacrosse game in the bright Florida sun. Before the game started, I snapped a shot to make sure I had my settings dialed in. Looked good so I fired off a burst at 9 frames per second during the opening face off. I looked at the images and noticed the exposure was all over the place. Some images were dead on, others were either under or over exposed. Raise your hand if this has ever happen to you, laugh if it has happen more than once!   I stopped for a second, took a deep breath then realized earlier in the week I had an HDR shoot. The camera was set to auto…
  • The Black Menu Bar is Finally Here!

    Nick Minore
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Finally! It’s been forever, but Apple has given us a “dark mode” in their new release of OS 10.10 Yosemite, bringing a black menu bar and a whole bunch of new features. It’s surprising how much nicer the black menu bar is once you try it. When I first installed Yosemite, my eyes were always drawn to the stark-white bar on the top of my screen. With the black menu bar, it fits perfectly with the black bezel on my laptop, and looks great with my Adobe applications. Adobe launched “dark” versions of Photoshop in the CS6 collection and I’ve since wanted a black Apple menu bar and…
  • Photographers: Don’t Ignore the Ordinary

    Nicole S. Young
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Oftentimes when traveling to a photography destinations, I have a pretty good idea of the photographs that I will be trying to get. Whether it’s an iconic natural formation, such as Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, or a particular event or classic scene, it’s always good to come home with your own version of those sought-after photographs. While theses photographs are great, it can be easy to have blinders on to everything else. Just because you are in a National park to photograph a handful of major landmarks does not mean that there is nothing else in the park worth…
  • Reflections, Reflectors, Reflex – Looking Backwards

    scottbourne
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Okay I admit it – I was trying to be cute with the title of this post. I am easily amused. What is it really about? Reflecting. Not light or specular highlights, etc. Specifically – I am talking about reflection as defined by the dictionary as a fixing of the thoughts on something; careful consideration or a thought occurring in consideration or meditation. In other words, in my old age I spend a great deal of time thinking. I was recently asked about some tips for young photographers. 30 years ago (when I was 30) I would have answered that question far differently than I will…
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    The Leica Camera

  • David Campany: The Open Road

    Leica Internet Team
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    David Campany is a writer, curator and artist. He is the past recipient of the ICP Infinity Award, the Krazna-Krauss Book Award, and the Royal Photographic Society’s award for writing and teaches at the University of Westminster, London. Previous books include Art and Photography (2003), Photography and Cinema (2008), Jeff Wall: Picture for Women (2010), [...]
  • Michael Fackelmann: Munich and Hamburg, A Declaration of Love

    Leica Internet Team
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photographer Michael Fackelmann captured images of two major German cities 15 years after the end of the World War II. While still at school, Fackelmann began documenting life on the streets of his hometown, Hamburg. In order to complete his studies at photography school, he moved from the north to the south of Germany in [...]
  • Hermann Schwarz: Retrospective at the Classic Expo Salzburg of the Racing Car Driver Otto Mathé

    Leica Internet Team
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    A love of solid mechanics is something that Leica and vintage cars have in common. Hand-made quality that lasts for years and that transforms cameras and cars from basic commodities into collector items. Both things are found at the Classic Expo Salzburg – the lovingly maintained cars that bring the past into the present, and [...]
  • York Hovest: One Hundred Days in Tibet

    Leica Internet Team
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    As part of Leica Camera’s program of events at photokina, numerous lectures and book signings were held. Today, we take a look at York Hovest’s photography book “One Hundred Days in Tibet – The Promise,” which he spoke about on the last day of photokina. Previously, we have featured his fashion work on the blog. York [...]
  • Matt Stuart: Pedestrians at Photomonth

    Leica Internet Team
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    A street photographer born in Harrow, North West London, in 1974, Matt Stuart has been shooting on the street with Leica cameras since 1996. Matt has been part of numerous solo & group exhibitions and was included in “Street Photography Now” published by Thames & Hudson in 2010. He is a member of the international [...]
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    Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

  • My Favorite Lens of All, the Sharp, Smooth, Feel of the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

    Thomas Hawk
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    For those of you who know me or follow my work, you probably already know about my love affair with the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM telephoto lens. Simply put, this is my favorite lens I have ever used in my life. It’s also the lens I use for probably 70% of the photographs which I produce. This is a workhorse lens and I believe it is the sharpest lens that Canon makes. If I could only own a single Canon prime lens, this would be it. Professional grade Canon L series lenses are not cheap. Canon’s L series represent their top of the line optics. They are what almost all Canon professional…
  • An Introduction to DSLR Photography, the Canon EOS 70D and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

    Thomas Hawk
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    The very first Canon DSLR I ever purchased, about a decade ago, was the Canon EOS 10D. The very first Canon lens I bought was the EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens. While my photography has advanced considerably over the past decade, this was an excellent starter set up for me. It was a decent DSLR for me (for the time) with a lens, which gave me a very wide range. Ultimately I upgraded bodies and got into more expensive Canon L series prime lenses, but this early set up gave me an opportunity to really experiment and try to figure out if this was a pursuit that I was going to invest…
  • Optics Matter — Camera and Lens Guide for the New Canon DSLR Shooter

    Thomas Hawk
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Last month I spent four glorious days shooting the lights and sights of fabulous Las Vegas. As always, I packed my camera bag full of my favorite lenses and other accessories. I haven’t done a “what’s in my bag,” type post in a while, so I thought I’d use this trip to talk about what camera/lens combinations I used on this trip and why. In today’s day and age, I hear many photographers talk about ditching their DSLRs for other sorts of setups. I am not one of those photographers. Simply put, I believe that optics matter. I believe that there are things you can do with a DSLR and…
  • Western Digital’s My Book Thunderbolt Duo, An Awesome Way to More Securely Store Your Photos

    Thomas Hawk
    5 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    For the past month or so I’ve been testing out one of the 8TB Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duos and I have to say I dig it. Before trying this out, my entire storage setup was built around Drobos. I’ve got 2 Drobo 5Ds with 15TB each in them and a Drobo Mini. I was interested to see what the performance would be like with Western Digital’s large storage solution and I have to say I’m a fan. What I like about it: 1. It’s quiet. So quiet. My Drobos are not bad, but the Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo is even quieter. You don’t even know…
  • How Apple Botched This Morning’s Livecast

    Thomas Hawk
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I’m a huge Apple fan. My wife and I both have an Apple iPhone 5s and both own MacBook Pros as our primary computers. We have 5 Apple TVs connected to the 5 TVs in our home. We have Mac minis in the kitchen and in the home office. I’ve pretty much purchased just about every iPhone ever sold. I waited in line overnight for the very first iPhone down in Palo Alto. So, as you can imagine, I was looking forward to this morning’s livecast of Apple’s new announcement. Like millions of other Americans, however, the livecast took place at 10am on a Tuesday morning when I was at…
 
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  • 4k Video Now or Later? New FREE ebook

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    We’re all wondering whether we should be shooting 4k Video and there are a huge number of reasons both for and against shooting in 4k. So, several months ago (just as I was getting hit with kidney stones – which put me off of creating many things for a while – but now they’re gone so I’m ‘working’ well again) I posted on twitter and facebook that I was looking for opinions on whether people are shooting 4k Video or if they’re not, and why. Just like our “HDSLR Revolution is over… right?” ebook, we’ve put together over 30…
  • Review of the smallHD AC7 OLED Monitor: Big Where It Counts

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    A large, bright, tools-galore monitor is the first piece of gear you should look at when you decide to accessorize your Canon C100 – or any digital filmmaking camera, for that matter.  The smallHD AC7 OLED should be on your short list. Back in the 19th century, the first rule of photography was: make sure you have enough light. In 2014 – an age of incredibly sensitive digital sensors, wide aperture lenses and image stabilization – perhaps the first rule of digital filmmaking (beyond having a great story) is: make sure you have good focus. Maybe the second rule is: make sure you have…
  • Drone Videos Have Nothing on THIS Video!

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Drone videos are everywhere these days. If you are sick of those types of videos I promise you these is NOT one of them. This is a 4+ minute montage of fighter jets doing everything you can image. The simple beauty, power and grace will leave you breathless. Think Top Gun only for real. Take 4 minutes and enjoy yourself today. Well worth the time spent. Happy Shooting! Tove Lo – Stay High (Habits Remix) Jets Compilation (cover photo credit: snap from the video) You just finished reading Drone Videos Have Nothing on THIS Video!! Consider leaving a comment!
  • Atomos Ninja Star: $295 Can Do Great Things with the Right Camera

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Here’s the key to Atomos’ smallest and least expensive 1080p ProRes external recorder, the Atomos Ninja Star: you’ll love it if you love color grading or you love shooting golden hour skies – and you have a camera that can output clean HDMI in 10-bit 4:2:2. Otherwise? It’s more complicated. First question: How do you turn a $5,000 Canon C100 into a darned close approximation of Canon’s $11,000 C300 – for less than $300? Answer: Buy an Atomos Ninja Star external Apple ProRes recorder for $295. At that point, you’ll have the same sensor as found in the larger C300 outputting…
  • The Pronto: “Crazy Fast” Portable Battery Pack Just the Thing for Your Mirrorless, DSLR or iPhone in the Wild

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    With 17 days to go, Kickstarter project The Pronto has already amassed more than 400% of its original goal. The premise? The ability to charge a universal battery pack so quickly and so fully that with just 5 minutes of wall time, it’s got enough juice to fully charge an iPhone – and with the bigger of the two models (the Pronto 12, with a 12v output port), the ability to recharge camera batteries, too. Who hasn’t had the experience of his or her cell phone dying at just the wrong moment? Who hasn’t had the experience of that camera battery dying…
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    PMA Newsline

  • Customer satisfaction vs. ‘who cares?’

    Admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
      Have you had a customer flat-out betray you, leaving you for the competition right after reporting on a customer service survey that she is “satisfied” or even “very satisfied”? That’s the question asked by Forbes in its article on customer satisfaction and retention. “A business leader to wonder if satisfactory customer service is enough to […]
  • Market via email more effectively

    Admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Even with the many social media tools services available, good old fashioned email provides many marketing methods — but how can you best mange them? The MasonBaronet marketing communications firm in Dallas offers five tips: - Consistency: Make sure your messaging and content are consistent with other communications. - Personal: Send the kind of email that […]
  • MMIE 578: Looking for more revenue? Try this

    Jennifer Kruger
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    McCurry Marketing Idea Exchange #578 – October 21, 2014 Steve Biggs, Biggs Camera, Charlotte, N.C. Looking for another revenue stream? Have you considered equipment rentals? Steve Biggs was one of three retailers who took part in a PRO Convention discussion on the subject, and he is quite positive about  what the rental business is doing […]
  • Focus on: Thomas Mümken, Mümken Sales

    Admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:56 pm
      This week Elisabeth Scherer reports on a successful young firm in Germany: In 2011, Thomas Mümken’s new firm became the exclusive distributer for Noritsu’s photochemical and duplex inkjet equipment, and consumables such as paper and ink. The distribution area for Mümken Sales* now covers 18 countries, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and […]
  • On the PMA Podcast: Get on board with Save Your Photos Day

    Jennifer Kruger
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    On this episode of the PMA Podcast, Jen Kruger, publisher of PMA Magazine, talks with Cathi Nelson, founder of the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO) and the Save Your Photos Alliance. The Alliance held its first annual Save Your Photos Day for the first time on September 27. Listen in at www.pmapodcast.org, or using […]
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    SDC-Main-Blog

  • One of Steve's very own goes mirrorless at the Samsung #DITCHtheDSLR event in Hollywood

    William Chambers
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Steve's Content Manager, Michael Palmer, decided to ditch his trusty Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR at Samsung's recent #DITCHtheDSLR event in Hollywood. Samsung was allowing people to ditch their old DSLR for one of their mirrorlless ILC cameras, the Samsung NX30. We recently reviewed the NX30, which preformed quite well for us. Palmer shares some of his thoughts on the ILC from a user's perspective, rather than a full-time reviewer's.  To see his story, head on over to Steve's Darkroom. Related articles: Steve's Samsung NX30 ILC ReviewSteve's Canon EOS Rebel T2i Review 
  • Canon Launches World's Longest 4K Telephoto Zoom Lens for Their EOS Cinema Line

    William Chambers
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    For those of you who are into shooting professional video for broadcast, etc., Canon has just unveiled an impressive new ultra-telephoto zoom lens for their Cinema EOS line of cameras and video cameras. The CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens offers an astounding focal range of 75-1500mm with its built-in 1.5x extender, which translates to the world's longest focal length coverage (approx. 20x) in a 35mm zoom lens. How much will this lens set me back you ask? Well, Canon notes this new CINE-SERVO lens will run you just $78,000, and should start shipping during the first quarter of 2015. For…
  • Nikon Press Event: Traveling to Puerto Rico with the Nikon D750

    William Chambers
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Our senior reviewer, Josh Fate, was able to attend a Nikon Press Event in beautiful Puerto Rico last week. You may have seen some of his photos over at our blog, Steve's Darkroom. He has returned from the trip, after a week of shooting with Nikon's new D750. We've just posted up his trip report, which includes some additional sample photos from the D750. Be sure to check it out. We'll be posting a complete samples gallery over the next few days, which will include all of the full resolution, unedited photos straight from the camera. So stay tuned!
  • Just Published: Our Canon PIXMA MG7520 Printer Review

    William Chambers
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    For those who are in search of a versatile AIO printer, Canon's MG7520 may be worth a look. This All-in-one printer offers some appealing features for shutterbugs who are on the go, including cloud based printing options and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC technology. You can run various paper types thanks to dual paper trays, and the printer even offers a nice flatbed scanner and a SD card reader. To see how well the printer performs, head on over to Steve's Darkroom to see our hands on Canon PIXMA MG7520 printer review.
  • Nikon D750 samples posted over at Steve's Darkroom

    William Chambers
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    Last week we received a D750 review unit from Nikon, and our senior reviewer, Josh Fate, has been putting it through its paces. Over on our new blog site, Steve's Darkroom, we've been posting up sample photos from the D750, including photos Josh has taken while on location in Puerto Rico. Be sure to head over to the Darkroom to see some hi-res photos from the D750, along with direct links to the full-size, unedited files.
 
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    A Photo Editor

  • The Daily Edit – Time Magazine: Spencer Lowell

    Heidi Volpe
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    TIME Creative Director: D.W. Pine Director of Photography and Visual Enterprise: Kira Pollack Deputy Director of Photography and Visual Enterprise: Paul Moakley Photographer: Spencer Lowell Heidi: How did the cover concept develop, and why did the initial story become minimized? Paul Moakley from Time called me at home in LA on the morning of August 7th and asked if I was interested in going to Atlanta that night and shooting a story on Ebola. At that time, the first two American patients had just been transported from West Africa to an infectious disease isolation unit at Emory Hospital in…
  • Expert Advice: How To Invoice A Client

    Wonderful Machine
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    By Craig Oppenheimer, Wonderful Machine I have to admit that one of the most satisfying parts of producing a shoot is when I compile an invoice and every dollar and cent is perfectly accounted for. That’s partially because it proves I did a great job and made sure the project stayed within budget, but it’s also satisfying because I have a habit of being overly organized. That mentality extends to invoices, and I wouldn’t think of sending a client a document that was in any way incomprehensible. From a photographer’s perspective, I know compiling an invoice isn’t as satisfying as…
  • This Week In Photography Books: Berhnard Fuchs

    Jonathan Blaustein
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein I was riding in the car with my son, just the other day. He recently turned 7. As we approached my old studio, which I left in 2013, he let out a big sigh. It was demonstrative, that sigh. Weighted. “I miss your old studio,” he said. “I miss the good old days. Those were some good times, back then. We used to look at animal videos on Youtube, and play with stuff, and Juma the barber was still alive. He used to give me pretzels. We’d visit the Montoyas. Your landlords. They’re nice people, and they’re going to die soon too.”…
  • Art Producers Speak: Chris Simpson

    Suzanne Sease
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    We emailed Art Buyers and Art Producers around the world asking them to submit names of established photographers who were keeping it fresh and up-and-comers who they are keeping their eye on. If you are an Art Buyer/Producer or an Art Director at an agency and want to submit a photographer anonymously for this column email: Suzanne.sease@verizon.net Anonymous Art Buyer: I nominate Chris Simpson. I love him not only as an artist, but as a person. He has an unique style and is great to work with. A simple citrus salad, I love the colors and shapes in this dish. Working with a variety of cured…
  • I Send On Average Five Takedown Notices To Web Hosts Every Day

    A Photo Editor
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    I sent takedown notices to a store selling phone cases, to Etsy for an artist hawking pirated prints of a fire ant, and to Twitter for an exterminator heading his company account with one of my bed bug photographs.This rate of commercial infringement is normal, as photographers and other online visual artists can attest. I deal with most cases by using a provision of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act DMCA that requires Web hosts to remove infringing content when informed. I send, on average, five takedown notices to Web hosts every day, devoting ten hours per week to infringements.
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    Nikon Rumors

  • The D750 is now part of Nikon’s lens instant rebate program

    [NR] admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:58 pm
    The new Nikon D750 is now part of this month's lens instant rebate program, but the only FX lenses you can combine it with are: Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens (100$ off) Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens ($150 off) Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens ($200 off) The above lenses can be combined also with the D750 + 24-120mm f/4 lens kit. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Reminder: Nikon instant rebate program will end in one week Nikon instant rebate…
  • Nikon confirms the 51 AF points in the D750 are narrower compared to the D810

    [NR] admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Today DC.Watch published a long interview with the team that developed the D750 DSLR camera. Most of the Google translation is hard to follow, but I came across an interesting Q&A: the 51 points AF system inside the D750 is indeed narrower when compared to the D810. The reason for that is the reduced height of the D750 body and size of the pentaprism - Nikon had to compromise in order to keep the D750 body smaller. Update #1 - Nikon selected the 1/4000 shutter speed (and not 1/8000) for the same reason: make the body smaller. Update #2 - here is a visual comparison of the D750 and D810…
  • Weekly Nikon news flash #285

    [NR] admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:31 pm
    → Refurbished Nikon Coolpix AW120 underwater camera + Adobe Lightroom 5 bundle for $ 199 and free shipping with coupon code EXPLORE. → Topaz Labs Clarity at currently 25% off until the end of the month with coupon code Octclarity. → Bizarre Nikon Df pricing in the UK: the body only is more expensive than the lens kit combo. → Photographer finds massive De Oude Delft 105mm f/0.75 lens, manages to use it with his Nikon D610 camera. → Nikon Small World 2014 unranked entries. → I already mentioned this online few weeks ago, but many readers missed my update - Nikon released…
  • Quick Nikon D750 review with macro pictures

    [NR] admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    A quick Nikon D750 review by Pedro Lastra (flickr): Here is my quick review of this brand new Nikon camera and its ground breaking technologies. This review is very much biased to my personal shooting style and preferences and may not be as relevant to photographers with alternate workflows: Class leading ISO performance in the full frame category. As of 10/10/14, no other full frame SLR camera in the market has cleaner high ISO performance. The files are clean up to and including ISO 1600. ISO 3200 and 6400 have minimal noise and can be cleaned up easily. This is a gold mine for…
  • Nikon D750 with 24-120mm f/4 lens kit now in stock, offers $600 in savings

    [NR] admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    The Nikon D750 kit with 24-120mm f/4 lens is now in stock at Amazon and BestBuy. This combo priced at around $3,000 offers $600 in savings (the D750 body is $2,300, the Nikkor 24-120 f/4 is $1,300). B&H and Adorama are currently closed and will most likely update their listings on Sunday. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Nikon D700 with 24-120mm VR Lens in stock @ B&H Where to follow the Nikon D750 announcement next week Adorama is offering free…
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    Canon Rumors

  • Canon Announces the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II

    Canon Rumors
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Well, this came a little sooner than we thought it would. Canon has announced the replacement to the Canon Cinema EOS C100 with a Mark II version. Highlights Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor + EF Mount 1920×1080 60/50i, 24/25p, PF30, PF23.98 Built-In Dual Pixel CMOS AF Hardware AVCHD + MP4 Recording Dual SDHC/SDXC Media Card Slots HDMI Output with Timecode & Canon Log ISO 320 to 80,000 Canon Log and Wide DR Gamma Two XLR Audio Connectors Built-In 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz WiFi Capability Preorder the Canon EOS C100 Mark II: B&H Photo | Adorama Press release and features after the break.
  • Canon Announces New Cinema EOS C100 & C300 Kits

    Canon Rumors
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    October 20, 2014, B&H Photo, New York City – After updating its popular EOS C100 and C300 cameras to feature Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology earlier in the year, Canon now offers two unique kits for each model. The C100 kit pairs the camera with an Atomos Ninja 2 monitor/recorder, while the C300 kit adds Zacuto accessories to give the camera an ENG-style design. The C100 kit includes the camera body, 24-105mm f/4L lens, and an Atomos Ninja 2 external monitor/recorder to take advantage of the camera’s uncompressed 1080p 8-bit 4:2:2 HDMI output. The Ninja 2 then gives you the option…
  • Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II by Gizmodo

    Canon Rumors
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    Gizmodo has completed their review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. I’m not sure Gizmodo should be reviewing such a camera, especially with comments like “It’s still a large and heavy DSLR that is a pain to carry around” & “focusing is fast as hell “, they should probably stick to reviewing smartphone cameras. “If you shoot athletes or animals and are trying to keep it under $2000 for a new body, I would wholeheartedly recommend the 7D Mark II. Besides the increase in low light performance and an obsession with the full-frame “look,” there…
  • Review: Canon PowerShot G7 X

    Canon Rumors
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
    PhotographyBlog has completed their review of the Canon PowerShot G7 X and came away impressed for the most part. “The new Canon PowerShot G7 X is an excellent pocket camera for enthusiast photographers, offering a wealth of options for shooting both still and video, excellent image quality, speedy auto-focusing, intuitive and configurable handling, and solid construction. It can’t quite match the bigger and heavier G1 X Mk II in terms of performance at higher ISO speeds, but it does offer most of that camera’s functionality in a smaller package, and even out-performs it in…
  • Shootout: Canon PowerShot G7X vs Sony RX100 III

    Canon Rumors
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    The Camera Store has posted a shootout review between the brand new Canon PowerShot G7 X and the king of the compact large sensor segment, the Sony RX100 III. By the tone of the video, the Sony looks to maintain its leader status, with the Canon being good, but not great. I did learn what the definition of “Canonitis” is at the end of this video, and this is something Canon should be paying close attention to. Canonitis Noun/Latin Origin - To never go the full step you really need to innovate and take over the market. Watch the shootout below. Canon PowerShot G7 X $699: B&H…
 
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    Digital Photography School

  • Five Ways to Improve Your Eye for Composition

    Andrew S. Gibson
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    An eye for composition is one of the things that elevates the work of the best photographers above the rest. One of the best ways to learn about composition is focus on applying one idea at a time. You can treat it as an exercise that will help you improve your composition skills, the same way that piano players practice scales. Here are five ideas to get you started. #1 Use a single lens Lenses have an enormous influence on the look of a photo, and the best way to learn exactly what effect they have is to spend some time using just one lens. Ideally it would be a prime lens, but if you have…
  • Using Cameras with Electronic Viewfinders for Close-Up Photography

    Andrew S. Gibson
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I recently bought a mirrorless camera (the Fujifilm X-Pro 1) and since then I’ve been getting to know the camera, using it in a variety of situations to familiarize myself with the way it works. Today I’d like to offer a few observations, based on my experience so far, on using cameras with electronic viewfinders for close-up photography. 1. The light weight of the camera and lens is very nice. This is a camera I can carry around all day without it feeling like a burden. It’s nearly half the weight of my EOS 5D Mark II. 2. Manual focusing is very easy in the electronic viewfinder.
  • 7 Tips for Doing More Meaningful Street Photography

    James Maher
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Donut, American Apparel, NYC. Yes, someone thought this was a good idea. While it takes time to master the technical skills needed to excel at street photography, I think the most difficult aspect of the genre is trying to figure out what you are trying to capture. I get this question a lot, “What should I be looking for?” This is why street photography is a genre where experience is second to none. You can get comfortable capturing strangers candidly, you can learn to technically capture your images perfectly, but finding your voice is something that takes years of experience,…
  • How Connecting with Vendors Can Help Skyrocket Your Wedding Photography Business

    Esther deBoer
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    When I started out as a photographer, I had a lot of fun and luck with connecting with vendors to boost my business. Here are a few tips to help you start or boost your wedding photography business. No portfolio yet? Reach out to vendors in your area I was very active on Twitter when I just started out and noticed some rather under-lit and over-exposed pictures of beautiful cakes from a cake designer. I offered to create better images for her to make her website look better and to create a portfolio for me. She turned out to be very active on social media and in the press, so she landed lots…
  • 10 Common Mistakes Made by New Photographers

    James Maher
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Whenever I teach, I get a lot of requests to review images. Over time, I’ve started to notice that a majority of the mistakes I see come from the same small group of errors that are repeated constantly, particularly by less experienced photographers. Please keep in mind that all of these common mistakes can also be advantages when done well and with purpose. This article is not about those times, but is an observation about how often I see them done the wrong way. As a photographer, you need to build the right foundation of skills before you can successfully veer away from them. The Most…
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    1001 Noisy Cameras

  • Latest Short Updates (from Twitter)

    1001nc
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:28 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 The post Latest Short Updates (from Twitter) appeared first on 1001 Noisy Cameras.
  • Site News: the Camera Deals Blog is now running on WordPress!

    1001nc
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Success! The Camera Deals blog is now up and running on WordPress! We have a long post with more details and with shortcuts to the various camera manufacturers, mounts and camera types for quick access. More things need to get sorted out in the next few days, but the website is up and running and loaded with new deals as well. The Old TypePad blog has moved to an archival sub-domain and will no longer be updated. If you notice any problems, issues, or have suggestions and such, please let us know! And just like that, we no longer have any active blogs on TypePad. It’s WordPress time!
  • Camera and Photography eBooks in Kindle Unlimited (a reference list)

    1001nc
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    And now something for book readers. No, not steamy stories of photographers and models, but learning about photography along with some camera guides This post is an on-going reference list. While ebooks are not particularly ideal (yet?) for pure photography books, they can be quite handy for the many instructional books in the world of camera and photography, such as how-to, tutorials, camera-specific guides, Photoshop and post-processing, essays (we need more of these to inspire people in a world full of cameraphones), and the like. The Kindle Unlimited (KU) subscription service is like a…
  • Curiosity Factor: HTC “Double Exposure” event reveals new inhaler-size HTC RE kinda-action kinda-wearable camera

    1001nc
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    This was a curiosity item: HTC had their “Double Exposure” (photography related) event in New York! It started at 4pm eastern and ended 47 minutes later. You can rewatch the HTC video feed at YouTube and the live blog from CNET. Coverage of the announcement by various technology sites can be found through Techmeme… Live-blogging the announcement: new “Eye Experience”… The update will roll out to HTC One users later on… Now new phone, “HTC Desire Eye” with dual (front and back) 13mp wide-angle lenses and IPX7 waterproofness. New phone is…
  • Photography Trade Show Calendar for 2015 and Beyond

    1001nc
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    And we are baaaack! This is the first “content post” in the new WordPress era! This is a reference post, a list of camera and photography related Trade Show Calendars for the remainder of 2014 and 2015. With mobile photography increasing in popularity and importance, some mobile trade shows were added as well. It is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of every photography-related trade show on the planet… For omissions and corrections, please leave a comment or use the online contact form… ************************* 2014 ***************************…
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    Digital ProTalk

  • My Five Favorite Photo-Techniques Featuring Valencia, Spain

    David Ziser
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    Good Morning Everybody, We literally have been walking our way through Spain.  So much so that I wore holes through a good pair of shoes and had to purchase another pair in Valencia, Spain.  We are averaging about 7 miles a day walking, seeing the sights, and photographing like crazy. Latest image count – 10,141. We're finally enjoying a few days off - quite a bit different from our whirlwind Valencia itinerary - and it's been great to just relax on our veranda next to the golf course and pool and watch the beautiful sunsets through the tall pines and palms. I'll tell you, it's…
  • Drive By Shootings: On To The South Of Spain and Malaga

    David Ziser
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    Good Morning Everybody, Yesterday we finished a 6 1/2 hour drive from Valencia – Oh! What a beautiful city! (more later) – down to Malaga, Spain, playground to the rich and famous.  We are neither but were told that some of the most expensive shops in the world are just down the road. I’ll have to steer LaDawn clear of those shops.  It’s not the “shopping” I mind – I love shopping, It’s the “buying! ;~) One thing I want to mention right up front is that Spain is a beautiful country to drive through. After last year’s trip through Central Europe, Austria was my…
  • Travel Update: Lourdes, Barcelona, Valencia and 7,000 Images Later!

    David Ziser
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:15 am
    Good Morning Everybody, Whew!  We have really been rockin’ this trip since I last checked in with you.  Check out the map to the right – it shows our travels so far. Photo count after 25 days  – just over 7,000!! We had planned to land in San Sebastian and spend a few days in one of Spain’s most visited tourist destinations.  Well, it was a bit TOO visited for us and we blasted out of there after only 20 hours from checking in. Our accommodations were less than spectacular and the street noise right outside our second story window was meant for more party type…
  • ”Santiago Sunset”

    David Ziser
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:36 am
    ”Santiago Sunset©David A. Ziser Here is another image I captured a few days ago while in Santiago, Spain.  As we were settling-in for the evening, I peered out the window and was amazing to see this striking sunset over the rooftops of the city – remember our 6th floor apartment? It was a spectacular scene. I also loved how I could pick up the sunset’s reflection in the skylight right below me.  I knew the image needed to be a very wide angle shoot to get the result I wanted. I grabbed my super wide Sigma 12-12mm and began shooting away. Because of the extremely wide tonal…
  • Unbelievable Architecture and Wide Open Spaces: Traveling Across Spain’s North Coast

    David Ziser
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    Good Morning Everybody, It has been a few days since we checked in and I thought today would be a good day to bring you up on our photographic travels so far.  The map shows our travels since arriving in Spain just two weeks ago. I’ve highlighted our stops. Today marks the completion of our second week of travels through Spain and Portugal. I am just shy of making 4000 exposures so we’re averaging just over 285 images/day.  There should be some good ones in there somewhere;~) Since leaving Santiago on Sunday we have made our way around the top corner of Spain and stayed a few…
 
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  • Photography, Elemental Forms, Narrative, and Music

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

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

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

    Andy Ilachinski
    2 Aug 2013 | 6:54 pm
    Synesthetic Landscapes by Andy IlachinskiAddendum: (1) a recent review (in French) appears on the We Love Photo blogsite; (2) related images have appeared in Lenswork Extended DVD Edition #105; and (3) a selection of older images (that do not appear in the above book, but are from the same portfolio) and an accompanying essay will appear in the Winter 2013 issue of Stone Voices.
  • Appearance of Being

    Andy Ilachinski
    2 Jul 2013 | 4:50 pm
    “In the evidence and the limit theappearance of being.To create the conditions:The truth appears.Photography:Responses of the Realto thoughts questioning.The infinite and the frame:The mind is the means,The mind is the limit.Levels of Reality.Contingent and Infinite.Interpretations of Being.” ― SILVIO WOLF (1952 - )From "Photography," in Paradiso
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  • Fujifilm X-Q1 Digital Camera Review

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Fujifilm's minimalist designed compact X-Q1 digital camera straight out of the box comes loaded features found in larger, more advanced cameras. The X-Q1 is a fun, lightweight 12 megapixel camera beautifully designed and offered in just two colours; silver and black. Whilst the X-Q1 easily slips it into your pocket it comes with an excellent zoom range, wireless image transfer...
  • Canon EOS-1D C DSLR Digital Camera Review

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Meeting Canon’s EOS-1D C for the first time can be likened to meeting a champion sportsman for the first time and initially, being a little in awe. From a distance, you’ve read about them online, watched preview and product launch videos, studied and listened to the commentary. Finally now, we get a chance to make our own commentary and share our experiences. Looking at Canon’s line up the EOS-1D C is filed...
  • Fujifilm Australia $200 Cashback For XF Range Lens

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    From 20 October 2014 – 24 December 2014, Fujifilm Australia will offer a $200 cashback with the purchase of any lenses within the XF range2 that have been acquired from an authorised Australian participating retailer. To take advantage of this limited special offer, purchasers should simply visit www.fujifilm.com.au then click on the link to visit the cashback website. Once you fill in the...
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Digital Camera

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Panasonic has announced the pocketable new LUMIX DMC-GM5, the latest model in its ultra-stylish premium compact system camera (CSC) GM series. Available in a choice of three looks - black, two-tone red and black, and two-tone green and silver - with a classic rangefinder body, the DMC-GM5 is designed to provide high photographic performance. The sleek, ultra...
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 & Lumix DMC FZ1000 Get 4K

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Panasonic will add to the 4K capabilities of the LUMIX DMC-GH4 and LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 with the release of firmware featuring the new ‘4K Photo Mode’. With the upgrade, the cameras’ 4K video recording capability will allow photographers to capture spur of the moment shots by cutting out individual frames from 4K video to create a 8-megapixel equivalent JPEG image. This can be achieved whether the...
 
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  • 3 Online Places that Give You the Best Photography Quotes

    Paul Escott
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Susan Sontag said in her work On Photography that: To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them that they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed. Just as a camera is a sublimation of the gun, to photograph someone is a subliminal murder – a soft murder, appropriate to a sad, frightened time. Sometimes, a photographer needs inspiration. Blogs, people, nature, places will provide enough inspiration, but there are times when we crave more. When we just need some great photography…
  • 5 Great Ideas for Couples Photography

    Paul Escott
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    We know that when you’re in love you want to scream it from the top of your lungs and let the whole world know about it. Because it’s not really socially acceptable to do it, we suggest you try some couples photography, so you and your significant other can capture your love and share it with your friends and family or simply keep it for yourselves. Today we’re going to present you with 5 great ideas for couples photography, so read on and take notes. Get a Theme! One of the best tips for creating the perfect couples photography shoot, is to get a theme and try to stick to it. Also,…
  • 4 Maternity Photography Poses to Try and 5 Things to Avoid

    Paul Escott
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    A little while back we talked about 5 newborn photography props you need to have and today it’s time we took a look at 4 maternity photography poses to try and 5 things to avoid when posing. Some say that pregnancy is the most beautiful time in a woman’s life. Other say that pregnancy is a time when everything swells up and hurts and bloats and that childbirth is a horribly painful experience. Obviously, there’s a bit of truth in both views, but no matter what you think about pregnancy, one thing’s for sure: it’s a moment in your life that you need to document as well as possible.
  • The Canon EOS Rebel T3i Review: Everything You Need to Know

    Paul Escott
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    When it comes to camera reviews, we here at VirtualPhotographyStudio aren’t too active, but every now and then, something catches our attention. A little while back we gave you a 6 photography project ideas for students and today we thought of recommending the camera to start your photography project with. This is our Canon EOS Rebel T3i review, so read on and take notes! Canon EOS Rebel T3i Review The new Canon EOS Rebel T3i is a beautiful camera. One of its most awesome features is the 3-inch LCD vari-angle screen that has one million pixels. The lens mount is Canon EF and accepts around…
  • 6 Photography Project Ideas for Students

    Paul Escott
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    So, you want photography project ideas? You’ve come to the right place! Last week we’ve given you some important tips on how to start a street photography project, but if street photography’s not your cup of tea, then we’re going to give you a few more ideas in todays’ article. Most of these ideas are pretty basic and are aimed at students who are just getting into photography. Read on and enjoy! 365 Days This one is probably the most popular photography project idea out there. It’s a project where you’re supposed to take a photo of something every day for one year. It’s…
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  • Can't get rid of "turn the power off and on again"

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Worked for me too. Few light taps and it worked. We have a warranty but wanted to see if this worked before going through the whole process of returning it to . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Types of Memory Cards

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    Haha. You are right, Dan. That article was written quite a while back. But, so far, to today's date (see the time stamp on this message), I (personally) still h . . . Category: Storage
  • Error Code C:31:40

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    SONY DSR-TCR110E Fehlermeldung C31:40 Es funktioniert Auf die Unterscheite schlagen und der Fehler ist behoben. 180 Euro Rep. gespart Kaum zu glauben aber wah . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • Nikon Coolpix 5700 viewfinder problem

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Nikon is no longer fixing coolpix 5700's for free anymore. Camera worked great for years then one day my screen went blank. I can view previous pics on lcd sc . . . Category: Digital Camera: Nikon
  • Sony HDR-HC3 Tape Door Won't Close with C:32:11 Error Code

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Mr Smit above is exactley right. The door wont close because the switch under that gear in the video isnt making contact. Its better to use a small screwdriver . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
 
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  • Nokia Lumia 735 test pictures

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Nokia Lumia 735 picture gallery : Microsoft has introduced a new mid-range smartphone. The Nokia Lumia 735 is a Windows Phone with a beautiful design. The device runs on Windows Phone 8.1 and features a powerful quad-core processor and 1GB RAM. However, what makes the Lumia 735 special is its camera feature. The smartphone is specially designed for making Selfies and using Skype for video calling. Besides the regular 6.7 megapixel camera on the back, there is also a front camera with 5 megapixel resolution and a wide angle lens. This makes it the ideal phone to make beautiful self-portraits…
  • Fujifilm X-T1 compact system camera

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Fujifilm X100T system camera : The central theme of the Fujifilm X Series is simplicity and elegance; the digital camera is a precision instrument combined with functional beauty. This fusion has resulted in a new high-performance compact system camera, the Fujifilm X-T1, and like every model that’s come before it, you’ll find the joy of photography is hard-wired into its DNA, electrifying your instinct as a photographer, daring you to stretch your imagination and capture perfect pictures every time. The X-T1’s newly developed electronic viewfinder is almost indistinguishable from an…
  • Fujifilm X-T1 Limited Edition camera

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition : Fujifilm announced the new special edition X-T1 Graphite Silver, a weather-resistant premium interchangeable lens camera with a large OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) that delivers an instant image preview. The Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver limited edition camera also includes the latest generation 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II image sensor and the segment’s fastest autofocus of 0.08 seconds for professional photographers and enthusiasts who want the ultimate in image quality in all weather conditions. The Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver edition…
  • Fujifilm X30 compact camera

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    Fujifilm X30 premium compact camera : The Fujifilm X30 is a stylish, premium compact digital camera with class-leading functionality, amazing design, enhanced battery performance and unrivalled image quality. This large-sensor compact camera has evolved from the best-selling Fujifilm X20. With 80 years of expertise in film development, Fujifilm is passionate about color, and the result can be seen clearly in the Fujifilm X30's improved 'Film Simulation' settings. By allowing you to create brilliant images without the need for lengthy post-production, you can switch between beautiful styles…
  • Fujifilm X100T compact digital camera

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    Fujifilm X100T compact camera : The Fujifilm X100T camera marks the evolution of the award-winning X100 Series, reflecting feedback from customers and photographers. This premium compact digital camera is equipped with the world’s first 'Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder' with an electronic rangefinder feature. The camera also offers an electronic shutter mode to enable shutter speeds up to 1/32000 second for fast, completely silent shooting. Ultimate camera control is added with the new 1/3 stop aperture ring, command dial, 4-way controller and seven customizable Fn buttons. The hybrid…
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  • A Traveling Fall Collection

    shutter sisters
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Not much can be said about this lovely collection of images from the #travelinglensproject except, “swoon”. How golorious fall can be! Above by Angela Alderman in Alabama Above by Claudia Lauro in Minnesota Above by Mia Camp in Sweden Above by Toby Baldinger in New York Above by Chris Sneddon in California
  • Perspective Through Portraiture

    shutter sisters
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Above by Tim Prust of Wisconsin Seeing the world around us through a new lens is refreshing.  Even the smallest, unexpected shift in perspective can yield inspiring results; in our work, in our world and in our hearts. Witnessing the portraits being captured by the participants of the Traveling Lens Project is proof of that. The portraits we capture of the people we love are perhaps the most meaningful of all photographs. Whether they’re energetic or pensive, candid or posed, these are the kinds of images that leave us breathless and fill us with gratitude. Above by Mia Camp of Sweden…
  • Ding ding ding

    shutter sisters
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:12 pm
    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Lens (& Brotherhood too) is full swing with stops so far in California, Texas, New Hampshire, Missouri, Canada and London. That said, there’s no telling what might pop up in people’s view finders when given a photo muse like the Lensbaby LM-10 . It’s no surprise that there’s been all kinds of diversity in the the images that have been rolling in. And yet, oddly enough (or perhaps it’s not odd at all?) there have actually been some images that have very specific common threads. Remember, in this particular project, no one has…
  • The Lensbaby Wheels are in Motion

    shutter sisters
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Image by Stephen Pullan in New Hampshire Round and round and round they go. Where they’ll stop, nobody knows. Well, that’s not entirely true. We actually do know where our 6 traveling Lensbabys will be stopping over the next 6 weeks during the #TravelingLensProject. We’ve got it all mapped out; 31 photographers, 30 stops, including 18 states and 8 different countries. These LM-10s are covering a lot of ground! And they’ve got some amazing tour guides. Yep, there are 31 photographers who are going to take these babys for a spin. What is all of this about? In case you haven’t heard,…
  • Behind the Book : An Interview with Susan Tuttle

    shutter sisters
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:14 am
     We’re thrilled to kick off our brand new author interview series, Behind the Book, with the lovely and talented Susan Tuttle. Shutter Sisters: First, tell us about your new book. Susan Tuttle: The title is Art of Everyday Photography: Move Toward Manual and Make Creative Photos. It was published by North Light Books in August 2014. My publisher did an awesome job of creating a brief summary about the book as seen on Amazon. I’d like to share that with you… “In this easy-to-understand book, Susan Tuttle encourages the reader to get her camera out of “auto mode” and finally…
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    Layers Magazine

  • Hydra HDRi Pro

    Bruce Bicknell
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Photoshop Plug-In Converts 8-Bit Images to 32-Bit HDRi It seems that everyone is on the HDR panoramic bandwagon these days, and they’re all looking for quicker and easier ways to accomplish the effect without having to carry around a ton of gear or go through painstaking steps to get the desired results. That’s where programs like Hydra HDRi Pro come into play. This great little Photoshop plug-in allows you to take panoramic photos from your smartphone (iPhone or Android) and convert the 8-bit image into a 32-bit HDRi. With a few shots, I was able to create a 360° panorama with my…
  • Sunbounce Cage

    Michael Corsentino
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    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…
  • Clarity, Vibrance, and Saturation in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw

    Scott Kelby
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    In this article, we’re looking at the bottom three sliders in the Basic panel: Clarity, Vibrance, and Saturation. (Note: These techniques work in both Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw and Lightroom.) CLARITY ROCKS If you have Photoshop CS5 or later, you’re using the latest version of Clarity, which totally rocks. If you’re using CS4 or earlier, Camera Raw has Clarity but it’s using the older math, and while it’s still good, it’s not great. If you have the older version, what you’ll find is that a lot of Clarity will create a black halo around the edges of…
  • Ninja Blade

    Erik Vlietinck
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    Portable HDMI Recorder, Monitor, and Playback Deck The Ninja Blade is the latest 10-bit HDMI video recorder, monitor, and player from Atomos. With its gorgeous SuperAtom IPS touchscreen, the Ninja Blade has the ability to overlay waveform monitors and a vectorscope, plus it has a plethora of other features that make it a must-have for DSLR videographers. The Ninja Blade records 10-bit 4:2:2 video at a maximum resolution of 1920×1080 to Apple ProRes 422 or Avid DNxHD onto inexpensive 2.5″ hard disks or solid-state drives. The monitor and player part of the offering sets the Ninja…
  • Create Movie Credits in After Effects

    Daniel Bryant
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    In this tutorial, Daniel demonstrates how easy it is to create clean, professional movie credits using only After Effects.
 
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  • Small Spaces Make Super Studios!

    Taylor
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Home is where the heart is. Home is wherever you lay your hat. And home is a great place to snap some awesome photos! We’ve gathered up five inexpensive and impermanent ways to transform little home spaces into the perfect settings for pictures. You don’t need a lot of square footage. You just need a little creativity. So whether you want your own homemade photography studio or just want to take better photos in your home as it is, these tips will help make your room of choice photo-ready! Stay in Your PJs and Shoot from Home (...)Read the rest of Small Spaces Make Super Studios!
  • DIY No Frame Photo Display Ideas

    Erika
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 No money? No frame? No worries. Display your photos by using cheap everyday supplies from around the house. Your photos will look a million bucks and you’ll save dough, yo. Come with us and you’ll never look at a box or a jar the same way again! Frame Your Photos Without Frames (...)Read the rest of DIY No Frame Photo Display Ideas (216 words) © Erika for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Related posts: Magnetic Photo Rope: The Perfectly Simple Photo Frame That Isn’t a Photo Frame We’ll…
  • Turn Your Phone into a Pro Grade Cam with 30x Zoom

    Britta
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    You have a fondness for mash-ups: Girl Talk, golden doodles, waffle tacos! Bring the best of two worlds together again with the new QX30 from Sony, a lens that’ll shoot DSLR quality pics and connect to your phone to give you the instant shareability of … well, your phone! The newest of Sony’s QX family, the QX30 gives you 30x optical zoom (way better than your phone’s pixelly digital zoom) and is an entire camera on its own with a flash, memory card and video capabilities. Use your phone as a viewfinder whether the lens is clipped onto the phone or detached for more uniquely…
  • Never Run Out of Photo Space on Your Phone Again

    Lauren
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 At the very moment your dog FINALLY is balancing a banana on its nose, your phone camera roll is full. The banana falls, the moment is gone. Boo. It stinks to lose these special moments when you don’t have enough room on your phone. So, we set out to find the best way for you to have (almost) infinite space. Eureka! Carousel is a gallery app that connects to Dropbox (which saves your photos on the cloud, so they don’t take up space on your phone). You can delete photos from your camera roll, but still have access to them whenever you want.
  • Take Phone Charging Power Everywhere You Go

    Britta
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Your bag full of charge cords tangled around lip gloss is starting to look more like modern art than anything useful. Get organized with the Power Wallet and you’ll have quick access to all your necessities plus a backup battery at the ready. When your phone battery gets low, the Power Wallet will give you a charge up to 160% with the built-in hidden battery. The faux leather is soft and begs to be carried along with you everywhere and you can pack it full with money and phoneography lenses too. With so much power capacity, you’ll be able to…
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  • elegant Biddeford Pool and Nonantum wedding of Ashleigh and Erol

    emilie
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Fun surprises were a common theme to this day. During dinner, Erol's mother took the mic for an unexpected toast, which soon evolved into both families leading a well-practiced flash mob to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" by more than 100 guests on the dance floor. I have never seen anything like it and promise I will never forget it. The energy in that tent was on fire! After the ceremony guests fueled up at a snack station and downloaded a custom app Erol made for a scavenger hunt throughout Kennebunkport (we were able to check the leaderboard as we traveled around taking formal photos). And at…
  • Pink Initiative pop-up portrait event with Gus and Ruby Letterpress

    emilie
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    Hooray! Here it is! The announcement you've been waiting for! A new twist to our fall mini sessions! A collaboration for a holiday card portrait event with our dear pals at Gus and Ruby Letterpress, and for a good cause! Read all of the details below and call to secure your spot today! Just 16 mini sessions slots available!
  • Tara and Sean's fall wedding at Bald Peak Colony Club

    whitney
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Tara and Sean are two of the most fun and sweet people I've met.  I knew this about them because of their engagement session we shot at in Boston at Fenway Park and one of their favorite pubs, 21st Amendment.  I also knew this about them because they were headed to Sean's brother's house for an NFL game-watching afternoon and had done their homework, bringing a festive signature cocktail themed with liquors in the New England Patriots colors.Needless to say, their wedding day was just as sweet and fun-filled.  These two were adorable together and after spending time with them…
  • Marissa and Jacob's elopement at Inn By The Sea

    whitney
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Marissa and Jacob drove five-and-a-half hours from upstate New York to wed at the Inn By the Sea in Cape Elizabeth.  They already had their family vacation planned to visit Marissa's brother Jeremy who lives in Portland (and manages BODA, one of my favorite restaurants!), and then decided to cap their visit with their nuptials.  In tow were Marissa and Jake's two sweet little boys, soon to be 4-year-old Landon and newly 1-year-old Nolan.  Marissa and Jake love Portland, so hopefully they can be convinced to move here some day!  In the meantime, I'm just glad they decided…
  • a day in our life 2014

    emilie
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    For the second year, we recently turned the cameras on ourselves and photographed our own lives on one random Tuesday from sun-up to lights out. A lot has changed since last year and yet much remains the same. We have a new office. The kids have grown. Denise has another horse (and chickens!) at her house. Megan moved to New York (again).We thrive capturing the biggest days of people's lives, so why not capture just an ordinary day, too? A lot of this isn't pretty and is maybe even boring. But it's important. And will become evenmoreso as the years pass.Snuggle up with a coffee, crank the…
 
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  • Drawings and paintings from architectural photos

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Some examples of using Topaz Impression and Simplify plugins - on our architectural photography site
  • Review - Topaz impression

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    A brand new plugin from Topaz that applies painting and drawing effects to photographs. Designed to look a lot more natural than previous 'convert to painting' effects.
  • Firmware update for PRO-1 printer

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    A firmware update for the Canon PRO-1 printer may partly alleviate some of the issues Keith found in what was otherwise a very good printer.
  • Selling prints - why local photos work best

    24 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    During a recent visit to Wales, Keith Cooper spent some time with a local photography gallery owner, discussing what it takes to be successful in selling prints of your work.
  • Architectural photo blog

    13 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    As part of our new site devoted to architectural photography, Keith Cooper is running its Architectural photo blog. It covers some of the technical solutions he makes use of, and how they are relevant to the images Northlight Images supplies. The blog won't supplant the longer and more technical articles and reviews on the main Northlight site. The new site itself is much more visual, and simpler to navigate than the full Northlight site. It also works on mobile devices.
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  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Sample Images

    Gavin Stoker
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Ahead of our full review, here are 39 sample JPEG photos taken with the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 compact system camera, including the full ISO range. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is the World’s smallest interchangeable lens camera with an integrated viewfinder. Read the preview »
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Review

    Mark Goldstein
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    The Canon PowerShot G7 X is a prosumer compact camera with a 1-inch image sensor and fast 4.2x zoom lens. The G7 X also offers built-in wi-fi/NFC connectivity, 1080p HD video at 60fps with stereo sound, a 3 inch tilting touchscreen LCD, lens control ring, RAW files and a full range of manual shooting modes. Read our Canon PowerShot G7 X review to find out if it can beat the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III... Read the review »
  • Macphun Updates Intensify

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:15 am
    Macphun today announced an update to its most popular photographic app, Intensify. Read more and comment »
  • Samsung S 16-50mm f/2-2.8 ED OIS Review

    Mark Goldstein
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    The Samsung S 16-50mm f/2-2.8 ED OIS is a new premium standard zoom lens for Samsung's NX system of interchangeable lens cameras. Offering an effective focal range of 24-75mm in 35mm terms, the Samsung 16-50mm lens boasts a fast constant aperture of f/2.0, fast and quiet auto-focusing, quality construction and weather sealing. Read our in-depth Samsung S 16-50mm f/2-2.8 ED OIS review, complete with 54 sample images, to find out if it's a must-have lens for Samsung photographers... Read the review »
  • Kúla Bebe

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:45 am
    Kúla Inventions is launching a new product that will enable 3D photography with smartphones. Read more and comment »
 
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  • Graphic Standards Manual Earns Top Kickstarter Title

    Ekwoman
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Wayfinding fans—and New York City enthusiasts of all kinds—are no doubt glad to hear the complete 1970 NYC Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual is being re-issued. The standards file, created to standardize signage in the New York subway system, has just earned its place as the most-funded graphic design campaign on Kickstarter. Originally released in 1970 and designed by Unimark, the manual became the gold standard for modern design that clearly conveyed ideas and, more importantly, people through the transit system. In a time when there were no…
  • Adobe's Creative Cloud Libraries

    Ekwoman
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Adobe recently rolled out Creative Cloud Libraries as part of the late-2014 Creative Cloud release. This cleverly integrated workflow component will allow you to work across applications, platforms, and projects seamlessly by giving you access to your creative assets. A core part of their new family of mobile apps and added to Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC for the desktop, CC Libraries let you store, organize, and retrieve brushes, colors, text styles, images, and vector artwork no matter where you are working. At the core of this integrated system is…
  • New Touch Workspace for Adobe Illustrator

    Ekwoman
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Adobe shared so many tasty new goodies at their annual MAX conference in L.A. this week, that my voice is hoarse from squeeing, oohing, and ahhing! I was super-excited with many of the improvements to—and mobile apps that work with—Illustrator. If you've ever seen me teach Illustrator, you know I can't really draw and that I depend on the tools in Illustrator to bring my creations to life. Adobe just made my life even easier in that department. One of the slickest new features has to be the touch workspace that is available when working on a device that…
  • Adobe Takes Creativity Mobile at MAX 2014

    Mike Rankin
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    Body: Press Release LOS ANGELES, Calif., — Oct. 6, 2014 — At Adobe MAX 2014, the world’s leading creativity conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it is shipping a milestone release of Creative Cloud that transforms how creatives work across desktops and devices.  This major release includes significant feature updates to 13 essential CC desktop tools that link to a new family of integrated mobile apps. In addition, the latest versions of Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC include breakthroughs in Touch support for Microsoft Windows 8 and Surface Pro 3.  Central to…
  • Extensis Releases New Modular Digital Asset Management System

    Mike Rankin
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Body: Press Release PORTLAND, Ore. — October 1, 2014 —Extensis® today announced the immediate availability of Extensis Portfolio™, a modular digital asset management (DAM) system that transforms the user experience and makes DAM affordable for companies of all sizes. With suggested, guided search capabilities, millisecond results, a sleek new user interface and elegant thumbnail views, Portfolio makes DAM intuitive and engaging for the everyday user.  Portfolio’s elegant end user experience is matched by powerful administrative functionality. Requiring little to no IT support,…
 
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    Chase Jarvis Blog

  • Comfort Is the Enemy of Purpose: How to Pursue Life-Changing Risk

    Chase
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:12 pm
    There is no force as powerful as pursuit. It’s a gritty daily grind — but it’s the only way to find out what you’re capable of. Twenty years ago, I ditched medical school and bailed on a PhD in Philosophy to pursue my own calling to become a photographer. Amidst a bunch of head-scratching and doubt from my family and peers, I abandoned a known outcome to dedicate my life to making art. This quest woke me from a sleep state, and has since catapulted me into opportunities I never imagined existed.I test myself by doing, making and being, NOT by checking off boxes or collecting diplomas.
  • Let’s Hang Out! WIN a Meeting with Me + $500 in Camera Gear + all of CreativeLive Photo Week for Free

    Chase
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    UPDATE: The contest has closed and we have a winner! Steve Groves has been randomly selected – and he scores the 1:1 with yours truly, $500 from Adorama and the entire PhotoWeek 2014 from CreativeLive. Stevo: send an email to production@chasejarvis.com to claim your prize and get that consult scheduled. Everyone else: thank you so much for entering! __ I can point to a handful of in-person meetings that changed the trajectory of my career in photography. It’s with that in mind that I’ll ask if you remember the time one photographer scored a private consultation with yours…
  • Looking for Just 100 Beta Testers — like YOU — for Mylio [New Photo Software]

    Chase
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    UPDATE: this opportunity is now full/closed (sorry – that took all of 2 minutes). Thanks to all who showed interest. To those who missed out, I’ll let you know when Mylio is publicly available. ___ One of my favorite things about living a life at the intersection of artist/photographer + entrepreneur/tech founder is that — through community, experience, network, and passion – I get access to a ton of the newest, emerging IDEAS & PRODUCTS from all over the world. And it’s always my goal to share as much of this with YOU as possible — whether thats the newest…
  • Behind-the-Scenes Look at My ALS #IceBucketChallenge Shoot [Complete with Gear, Details & Photos]

    Chase
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Hi Friends. Hopefully you saw my #IceBucketChallenge video and donated or participated in the #ALS internet meme (and were able to keep sight of the real target of raising awareness + $$ for ALS!) To be clear we were just goofing from a production standpoint, but since there was some cinematic playfulness and we used a bit of photo tech for my icy challenge, I got a bunch of questions / comments from readers asking me to detail our production. So here’s a quick breakdown, including approach, gear, setup, settings + video editing, complete with BTS photos and a final parting shot.
  • Happy to Take on Some Ice Water for the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

    Chase
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    I know, I know! I’m two weeks late for the #ALS #icebucketchallenge…I hate being late for an internet meme, but this is obviously way more/bigger/important than a meme… In this case, as you know by now, the world is raising awareness and money for ALS research. I’ve donated to ALS for not hitting my 24hr mark… and it’s never too late for a good cause, so bring on the ice anyway, per the vid above. I explain in more detail about my tardiness in the vid above, but want to thank everyone who nominated me. Lots of lovely people/folks/groups throughout the…
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    Camera Labs

  • Canon G7X review - a worthy rival to the Sony RX100 III!

    13 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    Canon's PowerShot G7X is a high-end compact with a 20 Megapixel 1in sensor and a 24-100mm f1.8-2.8 lens. It slots roughly between the G1 X Mark II and S120 in terms of sensor size, delivering a step-up in quality over the latter, but with a body that's crucially smaller than the former. It's a strategy that's worked well for Sony's RX100 series, the leader in this category. Canon is well-placed against it too with a longer zoom and touch-screen, albeit not with the EVF of the RX100 III. I've made a detailed comparison between these two models in my Canon G7X review - find out which will be…
  • Nikon COOLPIX P530 review - 42x super-zoom!

    2 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Nikon's COOLPIX P530 is a mid-range super-zoom camera with a 42x optical range - taking you from 24mm all the way to 1000mm. It has a 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 3in screen, electronic viewfinder, PASM shooting modes and 1080p video at a keen price. It's up against models like Canon's PowerShot SX520 HS and Sony's Cyber-shot H400, so it's those two models we've compared it to in our Nikon P530 review! Find out which mid-range super-zoom will be best for you!
  • Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review - 42x super-zoom!

    23 Sep 2014 | 3:32 am
    Canon's PowerShot SX520 HS is a compact DSLR-styled 'bridge' camera with a 42x optical zoom range equivalent to 24-1008mm. It features a 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 1080p movies, but lacks the Wifi of its predecessor, the SX510 HS. The key selling point here is packing a big zoom into a relatively compact body, but there's other options to consider including Sony's H400, Nikon's P530 and of course Canon's own SX510 HS from last year. We've compared them all in our Canon SX520 HS review to help you find the best superzoom!
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X II review - big sensor, small body!

    11 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    The Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II is a high-end compact aimed at those who desire DSLR quality in a smaller, fixed lens body. Successor to the original G1X, Canon has kept the 1.5in sensor, but coupled it with a broader and brighter 5x zoom, improved the macro, dropped the optical viewfinder but offers an optional electronic viewfinder, made the screen touch-sensitive, equipped it with two control rings and squeezed-in Wifi. It looks like Canon's learnt from the mistakes of the original and developed a truly compelling compact to rival Sony's RX100 III. Find out how they compare in my Canon G1…
  • Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 review - the classiest bridge camera yet!

    3 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 is a DSLR-styled superzoom with a 16x 24-400mm f2.8-4 lens, 1in sensor and 4k video recording capabilities. The zoom range may be shorter than the 24x of the FZ200 or 60x of the FZ70 / FZ72, but the FZ1000's sensor boasts four times the surface area for better quality. The FZ1000 also has an articulated screen, the same OLED viewfinder as the Lumix GH4, 12fps shooting, built-in Wifi with NFC and support for 1080p video at up to 120fps depending on region. Find out how it compares against Sony's RX10 in my Lumix FZ1000 review!
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    Dr.Ozdi

  • Známá tvář / A familiar face

    14 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Jé hele, tady je obličej!Kde?Tady přece. Tady má oči, nos, bradu...Jé, vždyť je to ta paní z přízemí s pejskem! Hey, here is a face!Where is?Here is! Eyes are here, nose, chin...Oh yes, it is face of lady with the dog from the ground floor!
  • Rudý trosečník / Red survivor

    10 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Když bude mít štěstí, voda ho donese do moře.Když bude mít štěstí, bude tu moci shnít.Udělal jsem mu dvě fotky na památku a pak ho položil na vysoký pařez.Osud byl změněn. If he's lucky, the water brings him into the sea. If he's lucky, he can slowly rot here.I made with him two photos and then placed him on a high stump.The fate changed.
  • Po lístku olše / By alder leaf

    6 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Po lístku olše posílám zprávu.Po týdnu ve světě za zrcadlem konečně zpět.Láká mě život tam, i když nemůžu žít jinde než tady.Někdy se ráno dívám do zrcadla a ptám se, kdo z nás je pravý... Po lístku posílám zprávu do Severního oceánu. By alder leaf I´m sending a message. A message to the Arctic Ocean.
  • Kamenice v Edmundově / Kamenice river in Edmundova gulch

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Jemně prší a déšť vyhnal ze soutěsek všechny návštěvníky. Konečně je tu klid. A tma jak v ranci.Díky Ikkju za ten lejzrovej šajn, vždyť víš ;-) Gently raining and rain chased all visitors off. Finally, here is peace. And dark.
  • Mlžné zajetí / A misty captivity

    25 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Díval jsem se stejným směrem tolikrát, ale nikdy jsem neviděl dvakrát to samé.Dole v lesích jelen ladí hlasivky na říji a mladá kuna se mu pochechtává. Poštolka právě letěla kolem.K ranní kávě jsem si posbíral hrst čerstvých bukvic. Dobré ráno! I looked in the same direction many times, but never have I seen the same scene twice. Bellow in the woods deer tunes vocal and young marten chuckles him. A kestrel just flew around.For breakfast I prepared cup coffee and fresh beechnuts. Good morning!
 
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • Hello, Mr. Anderson…

    Joe McNally
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    You’ve certainly become a bit of a household name, and face, via your folksy thank you videos that all Delta passengers are familiar with by now. And kudos on trying to make the process of “inserting the metal flap into the belt buckle” more entertaining. Love the triplet scenario in the emergency exit row. Videos aside, you’re doing a nice job running Delta, you and all your colleagues. I find Delta service to be generally excellent, upbeat, and folks from the counter to the cockpit strive to please. Some of the planes are pretty old, but you’re making strides. A bunch of the…
  • Finding Faces

    Joe McNally
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    Always on the lookout for faces, right? Even when there’s a lovely face provided for you. I was on assignment for the Lastolite Group in the UK, and I did some shooting in an amazing place, with a wonderful subject, seen above. The grounds belonged to Richard Jobson, a film director, and in an earlier life, lead singer and guitarist of the formative Scottish punk rock band, The Skids. As soon as I saw Richard, I knew I wanted to make a portrait of that legendary face. The fashion-y pic at the top of the blog is lit softly, as one might when approaching a soft, beautiful, youthful face.
  • Up to Our Old Tricks….

    Joe McNally
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    My dear friend and former editor at National Geographic, Bill Douthitt had a cover to be shot that involved a bare chested guy with a mouse. He called me. No idea why. It’s quite a serious science story, actually. Roughly put, the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) just broke a story about how researchers are engineering mice to act as “avatars” for a particular patient, so they could examine cancer biology from a more personalized perspective.  The cover notion called for a shirtless male, with a shaved head (to intimate, potentially, someone involved in a…
  • Available Light? Guilty!

    Joe McNally
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:37 pm
    It might be called, PICTURES YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE THOUGHT I’VE MADE. My first one man show opens this coming Friday, Oct. 3rd, at the Monroe Gallery in Santa Fe, and pretty much the sum of a life behind the camera will be on the walls. A total of 54 images, give or take a couple that there might not be space for. So, over the years, I’ve done flash portraits, flash sports action, flash production. I’ve lit telescopes. I once lit the main building of Ellis Island, fer chrissakes, offering up my humble skills to the great god of the yellow border a the princely rate of $250 per…
  • A Quick and Simple TTL Build

    Joe McNally
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    Firefighters. They share, along with cowboys, an innate ability to simply step in front of a camera and become a photograph. Henry, of the Soufriere Fire Department in St. Lucia, has a look, a presence, if you will, that speaks to the camera. To do this portrait, I made some camera moves before I even put it to my eye. When doing what one might call a “formal” portrait, I’ve always enjoyed a more blocky type of aspect ratio. Don’t know exactly why. It might hark back to film days when I shot a lot of 6×7 and square medium format stuff. In the D4S there is a menu…
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    Canon Blogger

  • Hardware Review: Sigma 18-250

    Jason
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Lens reviews are at the heart of any photography-themed blog, and today is the review of the Sigma 18-250…with it’s wide focal range, this is a key lens to have in your bag if you want your SLR to reach…Read more →
  • Moments in Time

    Jason
    5 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    The art of photography is a combination of a number of things.  While the litany of “things” that encompass what truly makes an image good versus boring is open to conjecture, I would propose a short list of the following:…Read more →
  • Photographing Architecture Painlessly

    Jason
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Guest Post by Joe Farace One of the best things about photographing architecture is that your subject doesn’t move around but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be moving around to find the best possible angle. In fact, there are…Read more →
  • Did You Know That…

    Jason
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Your images contain a whole host of information that you may not even be seeing? The header information in your photos contain something called EXIF data.Read more →
  • Three Photo Tips

    Jason
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    If you really want to take great pictures, it’s like anything else. You need to practice, practice, and then practice some more. Someone somewhere said it takes 10,000 hours to become really proficient at anything. Whether that’s 10,000 hours of…Read more →
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    Endless Years/Snapping Cat

  • Gadgets:: Jabra’s Stealth, iPad lens and a disco ball

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    By GREGG ELLMAN Twitter.com/greggellman The Stealth is Jabra’s latest Bluetooth headset in a never-ending line of amazing products. Before you try it on, the ultra modern looks and design are impressive. I’ve tried an overwhelming number of sound devices in my ears and there’s nothing specific to tell you about what will work and what won’t, past the comfort. But I will say the Stealth was instantly comfortable. The next thing I noticed was an on/off switch, not an annoying button you must hold for a few seconds to put it on or off, never knowig if it’s on or off. Just hit the…
  • Gadgets:: Portraiture comes to the video side

    admin
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    By GREGG ELLMAN Twitter.com/greggellman Portraiture for Video is a new video editing software to allow video enthusiasts to soften skin and remove blemishes, wrinkles, etc. during video editing. If this sounds familiar to still photographers, there is reason. Portraiture has been used in the professional still image industry for years for softening and enhancing skin tones. Now the company, Imagenomic has brought the same award winning features to the video world. According to a recent press release, Portraiture for Video is compatible with Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final…
  • Review: ELMO QBiC MS-1 Camera

    admin
    16 May 2014 | 5:50 am
    Going W I D E in Pictures and Video with the MS-1. Who could resist the Elmo (http://www.elmousa.com/ms-1) QBiC MS-1 camera? The MS-1 is a white cube, only 2.14” x 2.4” x 1.57” in size and weighing 3.3 ounces, that fits nicely in the palm of your hand. It is weather resistant, captures stills as well as HD video and even has built-in stereo microphones. But, what really sets it apart is the super-wide angle f/2.0 lens with three wide- angle settings: 185 ̊, 165 ̊ and 135 ̊. You can get as close as 0.78” to a subject. There is no display on the camera itself. Rather, you download…
  • Gadgets:: Three digital storage devices, a Bluetooth speaker and a hands-free headset

    admin
    8 May 2014 | 8:08 am
    By GREGG ELLMAN Twitter.com/greggellman I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Digital storage – probably the two most important words in the world of technology – is critical to everyone. IT’S BIGGER ON THE INSIDE Western Digital’s Thunderbolt My Passport Pro is the mother of all storage. It provides up to a whopping 4TB (yes, that is terabits) in a cargo pants pocket-sized (5.6 by 3.5 inches, 1.9 pounds) portable hard drive with RAID storage. The RAID 1 system divides the hard drive in half to give your data a duplicate copy in the other half. It…
  • Gadgets:: Wi-Fi extender deals with dead zones at home

    admin
    1 May 2014 | 7:37 am
    By GREGG ELLMAN Twitter.com/greggellman Just about every household has Wi-Fi with the main connection often coming into the home at a home office, which extends the coverage well into a few surrounding rooms. But with more and more iGadgets entering homes daily, the need to extend your existing Wi-Fi to dead zones on other floors or far across the house becomes greater. One solution could be to relocate your router to a central point, but a much easier solution is Netgear’s AC750 WiFi Range Extender (model EX6100). For tech-heads who want specifics, the device supports dual band Wi-Fi…
 
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    DIYPhotography

  • A Pocket Sized DIY Camera Stabilizer That Costs About $1 To Make

    Tiffany Mueller
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:57 pm
    A monopod made from string and a bolt is an old photographers trick that can help to eliminate vertical movement and greatly reduce horizontal movement while taking photos. While it’s not necessarily a full time replacement for a tripod, the handy DIY project can certainly help you out in a bind when you need stabilization [...] The post A Pocket Sized DIY Camera Stabilizer That Costs About $1 To Make appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Dropbox Lightroom Catalog Sync – How To Set it Up

    JP Danko
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    One of the biggest issues with Adobe Lightroom (maybe the only issue that is worth worrying about) is that Lightroom was built to be used on one computer by a single user.  However, if you use Dropbox (or similar) there is a relatively simple work around that will allow you to keep your Lightroom catalog [...] The post Dropbox Lightroom Catalog Sync – How To Set it Up appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • 10 Posing Tips For Brides-To-Be

    Guest Author
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    Having worked on many bridal shoots as a model and involved in several real weddings before, I’ve picked up some things that I hope might help a few others. If you’re part of the wedding industry then please feel free to share this tongue in cheek guide with your clients, whilst understanding that although it’s [...] The post 10 Posing Tips For Brides-To-Be appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Elinchrom’s New ELC Pro HD Strobes (And Richard Terborg Getting Poked)

    Udi Tirosh
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:43 am
    We saw many new flashes in Photokina, one of the units that we thought was worth mentioning are the new ELC Pro HD units. We talked with Richard Terborg, Elinchrom Ambassador, to get the inside on those strobes. They come in two flavors: 500WS and 1000WS, both in a new streamlined body. The strobes are pretty much [...] The post Elinchrom’s New ELC Pro HD Strobes (And Richard Terborg Getting Poked) appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • 1000 Beautifully Photographed Poses From Supermodel Coco Rocha

    Tiffany Mueller
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:38 am
    As much as we’d like for our clients to just naturally know how to pose for a photograph, we have to be realistic; it’s never going to happen. Part of the portrait photographers job, in fact, is to be able to tell their subjects how to pose and present themselves in front of the camera [...] The post 1000 Beautifully Photographed Poses From Supermodel Coco Rocha appeared first on DIY Photography.
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    Photographers' Lounge - Featured Articles, Reviews & Posts

  • Featured: 'Scotland, England and Wales - Photos and travel diary' by Matt Everglade

    Matt Everglade
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Hello, I am back from a trip through the UK and I would like to show you some of my photos and give some hints about good places for photos. Our predefined route was: Edinburgh, Isle of Skye, Loch Lomond, Lake District, Snowdonia NP, Pembrokeshire Coast NP. Day 1/2: Edinburgh I've been in EDI before, so we just walked around for recreation and tried to get some good photos on our way. We tried to explore some more natural spots and found Dean Gardens, which were pretty nice. You can enter them via Mackenzie Pl or Miller Row. Dont try to enter the other side of the creek, it's all private.
  • Featured: 'Mingalaba!, Burma (Image heavy)' by Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Hey guys, earlier this year I did a trip to Burma (Myanmar), and I wanted to share my experience with you, I’ve been asked a lot: Why Burma? My response is, I don’t know. My decision on what places to visit, or why, are based on the simple interest of exploring the unknown, the uncanny, personal desires, and basically just having the chance of going to places that I know very little about them. Visiting the golden land and get lost, with no plans other than simply let encounters and experiences guide me through this country, is my plan. After 24 hours, I arrive in Yangon. The smells, the…
  • SeriousCompacts.com is now PhotographersLounge.org

    Amin Sabet
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    When I started SeriousCompacts in early 2007, smaller digital compacts weren't being taken seriously. To the industry and in the public eye, pro and enthusiast photography meant big DSLRs. A group of us understood that smaller cameras could produce seriously good images, and the site was born. Now in 2014, the rest of the world has caught up. For 4-5 years now, it seems hardly a month has gone by where some prominent magazine or blogger wasn't proclaiming that it might be time to drop the DSLR and go mirrorless. These days, those posts read a lot like "Time to Get a Smartphone?" — late…
  • Featured: 'North Cascades and Olympic National Parks' by Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    We did a 10 day trip in northern Washington in July. Day hikes in North Cascades National Park and a few days in Olympic National Park on our way back home to Oregon. Wonderful places... took way too many photos :) Gear-wise I kept it "fairly minimal": Olympus EM-1 with the 14-54mm and the 75-300mm. And a hiking pole with small ballhead as monopod. Sauk Mountain: after some miles on a steep gravel road and a fairly short (but steep) hike you get rewarded with views like these: Sauk Mountain by tilman paulin, on Flickr Mt Baker Wilderness (Artist Point): at first we were disappointed when we…
  • Featured: 'Herons (some BIF) with Nikon V3 and 70-300CX' by The Smoking Camera

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

  • PhotoshopUser TV: Perspective Warp and New Flame Tool in Photoshop – Episode 394

    Nick Abramovitz
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Pete has a tip on using perspective warp and Corey is back from the Adobe Max event with a preview of a cool new feature in Photoshop called the Flame Tool. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 394 is now playing! Download Episode 394 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Lightroom Workspace and HDR Toning Texture Effect – Episode 393

    Nick Abramovitz
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Pete has a tip on cleaning up your workspace in Lightroom. Stephen Nielson is back again on the show talking about working with recent colors in Photoshop and also mentions the feedback.photoshop.com site again. Corey has a tip on HDR toning texture effects. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 393 is now playing! Download Episode 393 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Custom Brush and Lightroom Import Presets – Episode 392

    Nick Abramovitz
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Corey shows us how to create a custom brush from a fireworks video. Pete has a tip on setting a Lightroom import preset. And Stephen Nielson from Adobe is back again with a tip on syncing your settings through the creative cloud. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 392 is now playing! Download Episode 392 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: History States and Selecting and Extracting – Episode 391

    Nick Abramovitz
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    We're back with a new season. Corey has a tip on old school selecting and extracting. Stephen Nielson from Adobe joined the show to give a tip on using web text. And Pete has a quick little tip on changing your history states in Photoshop. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 391 is now playing! Download Episode 391 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Pan Blur Effect and Cloud Brushes – Episode 390

    Nick Abramovitz
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    In this season finale, Matt has a tip on adding wispy clouds to your cityscape shots using the pan blur effect in Photoshop. Pete has a tip on creating clouds using a cloud brush. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form PhotoshopWorld KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 390 is now playing! Download Episode 390 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As…
 
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    PhotoWalkPro

  • DC After Dark – Another Great Worldwide Photowalk

    Jeff Revell
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This year marked the seventh anniversary of the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk and the seventh time I have hosted a walk (eight if you count the two I hosted the first year). Each year I try and find interesting locations. This year I revisited a previous location but with a twist. I had hosted a photowalk on the Mall in Washington DC a couple of years ago and decided I would go back to the same spot but this time it would be an after-dark event. As it turns out, the choice of going at night was pretty popular as my photowalk was full to capacity.   I think one of the big reasons that…
  • Just a Few Days Until the Worldwide Photowalk

    Jeff Revell
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Hey everyone, just a reminder that it’s just a few more days until the 2014 Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalks kick off. If you haven’t already signed up, don’t despair, there is still time for you to go to the official photowalk website and locate a photowalk near you. Photowalking is a great way to meet people with common interests, shoot in places you may not normally shoot, and maybe grab a few great shots for your portfolio. My photowalk in DC is completely full (there is a 50 person cap per photowalk) but there are lots more to choose from in locations all over the…
  • Why The Lack of Wifi On The Canon 7D MkII Is Not a Big Deal

    Jeff Revell
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Shortly after Canon announced the specs for the 7D Mark II, I started scouring the web to see if there were any reviews from the early beta testers like DP Review. As I was making my way through all of the posts I started to see all of the trolls making their way out from under the bridges where they normally hide, waiting to pounce on any new technology. I read through numerous comments and found a fairly balanced reaction to Canon’s new offering, with lots of people being excited about the new features, and quite a few who did nothing but gripe about what the camera lacked or…
  • Grab a Bargain on the eBook Version of My Exposure Book

    Jeff Revell
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:19 pm
    There are still a couple of days left to grab an e-copy of my newly updated book – From Snapshots to Great Shots: Exposure. My publisher, Peachpit Press, is having a special half off deal on this title through the end of the week. If you are looking for a general photography book to help demystify the process of taking better photos, then you should check it out. This book is a non-camera specific guide on the basics of photography and how to utilize different techniques to improve or capture the type of photos you have always wanted. Photography isn’t hard when you know how to…
  • Shutter Counts – Why They Matter and Why They Don’t

    Jeff Revell
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    I was conducting my daily website scan when I saw an article on a new shutter count app that is now available for most Canon digital cameras [credit CanonRumors]. If you aren’t sure what a shutter count is, it is basically a numerical representation of how many times your camera’s shutter has actuated (opened and closed). So what’s the big deal about shutter counts? Well, if you aren’t planning on selling or buying a camera, probably nothing. Most SLR cameras have a shutter count estimate from the manufacturer for the number of reliable shutter actuations you can…
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  • Yole on Medical Image Sensor Market

    Vladimir Koifman
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Yole Developpement releases a "Solid State Medical Imaging: X-ray and Endoscopy" report."The solid-state medical image sensors market is driven by two major applications: X-ray imaging and endoscopy. The global Medical Image Sensors market will grow in volume from 2.1M units in 2013 to 6.7M units by 2019, fueled by emerging endoscopy products like camera pills and disposable endoscopes. These emerging products will enjoy broad adoption in clinical practices, owing to incentives being provided in Europe and the U.S. to reduce nosocomial infections.From a revenue standpoint, the medical image…
  • Omnivision Announces Two Automotive Sensors with Red-Clear Filters

    Vladimir Koifman
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    PR Newswire: OmniVision announces additions to its portfolio of OmniHDR automotive sensors: the 1.3MP/60fps BSI OV10642 and the WVGA/60fps OV10625. Both the OV10642 and the OV10625 are said to deliver top-level sensitivity and HDR performance in their respective market segments. The sensors also use a special red-clear filter that is required for many forward-looking automotive applications. These benefits ADAS systems, including lane departure warning, blind spot detection and traffic signal detection, among others."As more automobiles adopt image sensor technology to enhance safety and the…
  • Khronos Releases OpenVX 1.0 Spec 
for Computer Vision Acceleration

    Vladimir Koifman
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    Khronos Group announces the public release of the OpenVX 1.0 specification, an open, royalty-free standard for cross platform acceleration of computer vision applications. OpenVX enables performance and power-optimized computer vision processing for embedded and real-time uses such as face, body and gesture tracking, smart video surveillance, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), object and scene reconstruction, augmented reality, visual inspection, robotics and more. The full OpenVX 1.0 specification and details about the OpenVX Adopters Program are available at…
  • FLIR Promotes its LWIR-VIS Fusion Technology

    Vladimir Koifman
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    FLIR One Youtube video says that two sensors are better than one:
  • Sony Presents Industrial Version of its Highly Sensitive Sensor

    Vladimir Koifman
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Sony presents an industrial version of its 3.75um pixel-based highly sensitive sensor, previously announced for automotive applications. The lineup for industrial applications includes the IMX224LQR, with WDR function, and the IMX225LQR with now WDR. Most of the spec is shared with the automotive version, including minimum subject illumination of 0.005 lx or less at a gain of 72dB, but some parts are explained in more details:"The IMX224LQR supports a DOL (digital overlap)-type WDR function. This function uses a method that outputs the data for three frames with different storage times line…
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  • 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…
  • Adams County's Rettland Farm

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

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

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

    Syv Ritch
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    http://www.amazon.com/Picture-Perfect-Posing-Practicing-Photographers/dp/0321966465 or http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/picture-perfect-posing-roberto-valenzuela/1118414213?ean=9780321966469 BTW, I am NOT an affiliate and receive 0, zero, nada, nothing if you buy it from Amazon or Barnes and Nobles or ... Q: First of all what makes a good (photography) book? A: For me, it's a book that will read many times and each time I read it, I will learn or discover something new Picture Perfect Posing by Roberto Valenzuela is definitely in the “good book” category. It's about posing. If you…
  • The Canon 7DMk2

    Syv Ritch
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    After waiting for a couple of thousand years, Canon has finally announced a successor to the extremely successful and the very profitable (for Canon) Canon 7D. I'm exaggerating a little bit, but not by that much. It's been 5 years since the introduction of the 7D. There's been rumors of a successor for the last 4 years. I didn't believe it myself, which is why last year I purchased a Canon 70D for the better focusing system. Please note, that as I write this post, I do not have access to the 7DMk2, nobody else either. This hasn't stopped people from making uninformed reviews and uninformed…
  • Rain Cover

    Syv Ritch
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:51 pm
  • Raw Files

    Syv Ritch
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Many people argue about raw files vs jpegs. Which one is better and how can you be a real photographer if you use jpegs instead of raw. I'm in the raw camp but... What is a raw file? When I ask the question, either I get a blank stare or somebody that spurts out something along the line of "the data from the sensor without any processing". Wrong! So I had to spend the "real big bucks" and get the debunking team on board to look into what's a raw file. Raw files are highly structured files. This means that there is a format and almost everybody follows the same format except for the Canon,…
  • Canon 7D vs. Canon 70D, My Experience

    Syv Ritch
    23 Jan 2014 | 10:56 am
    The Canon 7D was released onto the world in the fall of 2009. Literally for 2½ year, it didn't have any competition. It took almost 3 years for Nikon to come up with something in almost the same league. What a fantastic camera! 18Mpx, a very complicated but flexible focusing system and a buffer of 15 images increased to 23 images with version 2 of the firmware (I never got the official 25 images) and 8 frames per second. With its 2 CPUs, the 7D felt lightning fast. Fall 2013, Canon releases the 70D, with 20Mpx, 7 frames per second, and what looks like a subset of the 7D's AF system. Similar…
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  • Canon Unveils EOS C100 Mark II Cinema Camera

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Canon has announced the second incarnation of its professional Super 35mm cinema camera, the EOS C100 Mark II. Packing Canon’s new DIGIC DV4 image processor, the Mark II boasts 1080p/60p recording (AVCHD or MP4 formats), Dual Pixel CMOS AF and F...
  • World’s Most Rugged Memory Card Announced

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Delkin claims their cards are virtually unbreakable
  • Photo Lab with Jeff Lemelin

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    DPGer steps into the photo lab to have his photos critiqued
  • Video: World-First Footage of Killer Whales Captured by Drone

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Researchers from the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Research Program and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have, for the first time, used an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to capture fascinating footage of killer whale...
  • Giant Underwater Sculpture Revealed in the Bahamas

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    A new sculpture has arrived off the coast of New Providence, Bahamas—and it’s big. Part of the sculpture garden dedicated to its founder Sir Nicholas Nuttall, the female Atlas sculpture kneeling on the ocean floor is an astonishing 18 feet tall.
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  • Some Cool Updates to Lightroom Mobile and the Web

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Last week I got the chance to teach some Lightroom classes at Adobe Max and I figured I’d give you a quick report on some new stuff that Adobe announced for Lightroom Mobile and the web. First off, a HUGE thanks to anyone that came out to Adobe Max last week in Los Angeles. The Max conference has a very creative/designer feel to it, and it’s a ton of fun. But it was great to see Lightroom making more of an impact. For example, my Lightroom for New Users class was packed. I think no matter what you do with Adobe products, chances are that you use a photo at some point. And…
  • Lightroom 5 Presets: Fall/Autumn Color Boost

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    It’s that time of year again. I taught a Lightroom seminar in Michigan last week, and as I drove around I saw people raking leaves (yuck!), and the trees starting to change color (cool!). So I figured it was time to release my Fall Color Presets again for Lightroom 5. TIP: If you’re looking for some Fall Photography tips, I posted some last week over on my personal landscape photography blog at www.mattk.com. These presets were created when I first started processing a lot of my fall photos years ago. As I processed my the photos I realized that I usually make the same tweaks to a…
  • TIP: Saving Prints and an Awesome Printing Deal for This Weekend

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    Hey everyone and Happy Friday! My friends over at Mpix.com have an incredible 20% off (site wide) deal this weekend (see bottom of post for more details) and I thought I’d pass along a cool printing tip that goes along with Lightroom if you’re printing from a Photo Lab. See, the Print module in Lightroom is by far one of the easiest places to lay out a print. The layers, and masks, etc… that you’d need in Photoshop would take much longer than doing it in Lightroom. In Lightroom it’s basically drag-and-drop. But the question always pops up after people see this:…
  • NEWS: Photoshop Elements 13 Is Released!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    Hey everyone. I’m a little late on this one, as it happened last week. I had a post ready to go, but then forgot to turn it live (ooops!) Anyway, I know from my Lightroom seminars that a lot of people use Photoshop Elements along with Lightroom. Well, following the last few years trends in late September, Adobe has released a new version of Elements. Now they’re up to Elements 13 (Wow! I started when it was Elements 2). Here’s a link to Adobe’s website for more info. And don’t forget to stop by the Photo Elements Techniques website to check out their videos that…
  • Thanks Michigan! Next Stop – Adobe Max and Colorado Springs

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    Hey there! I just got back from teaching my Lightroom seminar in Livonia, Michigan yesterday, and had an awesome crowd of about 300 photographers. A big thanks if you came out to the seminar, and it was great to meet so many of you and get such a warm welcome. Next month (well, next week actually) I’m off to teach some more Lightroom at Adobe Max in LA. I’ve got two classes there and you can find out more about them right here. Later in the month I’ll be in Colorado Springs on October 22nd and then on to Philadelphia in November and San Antonio in December. So if…
 
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  • Stevie Nicks : 24k Gold At the Morrison Hotel Gallery

    Damon Webster
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Stevie Nicks/Morrison Hotel Gallery “For every love affair, there are pictures” Stevie Nicks What do rock goddesses do when they leave the stage? Take Polaroids, it seems. Stevie Nicks may be on tour now, but her photography is stationary on display at the Morrison Hotel Gallery at 116 Prince Street for the month of October […]
  • Danny Clinch : Morrison Hotel Gallery gets behind the music

    Damon Webster
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Bruce Springsten ©Danny Clinch, shown at The Morrison Hotel Gallery Make no mistake, getting a great shot of musicians consistently from the pits, takes anticipation, skill, speed, tech knowledge, and location. When the rest of us leave the pit after the 3 songs we’re allowed to shoot, that’s when Danny Clinch comes in to shoot. […]
  • Sebastião Salgado : Genesis come to ICP

    Damon Webster
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    “I am not an artist. I’m a photographer” Sebastião Salgado 9/21/2014 Sebastião Salgado, In the Upper Xingu region Brazil. 2005. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas images-Contact Press Images. The 8 year project, Genesis, has finally come to NYC at ICP in all of it’s huge print glory. Curated by his wife and constant companion, Lelia Wanick Salgado, […]
  • ThinkTank Photo has a new Production Manager to carry your gear

    Damon Webster
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    Not a person, but a sweet new bag in a workable size. Sure they make our favorite camera bags. From the City walker, which is my daily bag, to the Airport International for every travel photo assignment, they just know how to make the best. Why? How about because pro shooters own the company and […]
  • Canon announces 7D Mark II

    Damon Webster
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of “EOS firsts” such as Dual DIGIC 6 […]
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    Tips dan Trik Fotografi

  • Tips Fotografi makro untuk pemula

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    Fotografi makro merupakan cara mengeksplorasi subjek berukuran kecil untuk menampilkan detail, baik warna maupun bentuk. Berikut adalah beberapa tips dari professional untuk mereka yang pemula dan ingin mendapatkan foto makro yang berkualitas : 1. Pilih lensa yang sesuai Focal length lensa makro berada pada kisaran 50mm-200mm, Sedangkan focal length dengan harga yang cukup terjangkau dan banyak digunakan berada pada kisaran 50mm. Jangan tergiur dengan lensa zoom yang ditawarkan dengan kemampuan makro, karena faktor perbesarannya kurang dari 1:1. Faktor perbesaran yang wajib dimiliki minimum…
  • Beberapa gaya pemotretan dalam fotografi landscape

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Fotografi landscape adalah fotografi dimana pamandangan/bentang alam menjadi subjek utama. Hewan dan manusia tidak termasuk dalam fotografi landscape, namun mereka bisa disertakan sebagai foreground untuk lebih memperkuat sense ofscale, dan biasanya hanya ditampilkan dalam ukuran yang relatif kecil. Beberapa fotografer bahkan menyebut fotografi laut dan kondisi perkotaan tidak termasuk dalam fotografi landscape, namun termasuk fotografi seascape/cityscape. Hal ini mungkin ada benarnya karena merujuk pada kata land yang artinya daratan. Namun untuk lebih sederhana bila subjek didominasi oleh…
  • Tips Memepertajam foto landscape

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Seringkali kita kesulitan mendapatkan foto landscape yang baik, bahkan setelah kita menguasai berbagai macam komposisi dan pencahayaan, foto yang kita hasilkan tetap saja tumpul dan kurang maksimal. Biasanya teknik fotografi landscape tidak jauh-jauh dari faktor pencahyaan, penggunaan bukaan aperture sempit, rule of third, elemen foreground&background serta ketajaman warna biru langit maupun hijaunya dedaunan. Namun ada satu tips yang mungkin jarang diuangkap dalam berbagai artikel fotografi landscape. Tips itu adalah jangan memotret pada periode tengah hari. Periode tengah hari yang…
  • 6 Tips Lanjutan Untuk Komposisi Fotografi

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:46 am
    Setelah kita sama-sama mengetahui tentang dasar-dasar komposisi Fotografi seperti Rule of third, Rule of space, Leading Lines, Fill in frame dll yang sangat umum digunakan, saatnya kita melangkah lebih jauh untuk sedikit membahas tentang tips lanjutan komposisi fotografi. Berikut penjelasannya : 1. Kiri ke Kanan Letakkan subjek anda disebelah kanan frame. Cara ini sangat ampuh untuk lebih menonjolkan subjek, karena cara mata manusia melihat gambar sama dengan cara membaca tulisan, yakni kiri ke kanan. Mata kita sudah sangat terbiasa membaca dari kiri ke kanan, biasa melihat pula dari kiri ke…
  • 5 Tips jitu fotografi landscape dimalam hari

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Landscape di siang hari memang menyajikan pemandangan yang luar biasa yang mampu menghasilkan banyak foto berkualitas dengan pencahayaan yang terang. Banyak fotografer yang gemar memanfaatkan waktu-waktu emas yakni beberapa saat sebelum dan sesudah sunrise ataupun sunset karena menyajikan pencahayaan yang variatif/kekuningan. Selain pada siang hari, kondisi malam hari juga menyimpan potensi keindahan yang luar biasa yang tentunya patut kita coba dan pelajari bersama. Beberapa tips berikut akan cukup bermanfaat menghasilkan gambar landscape yang baik di malam hari antara lain: 1. Tiba dilokasi…
 
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  • 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…
  • Henrik and Ria’s Hong Kong Engagement Shoot

    Lisa
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Hong Kong means a lot to us and we’re usually there twice a year to shoot, so it’s pretty familiar, but Henrik and Ria showed us a Hong Kong we’ve never seen before. Well, technically, just Jeff this time. If you’ve been following the recent blog updates, I missed this trip, sadly. But I was getting updates and sneak peeks from him during breaks, it almost felt like I was there. That, and I’ve been having so much fun editing these sets! They took a few photos in the restaurant that Henrik proposed in last year. Ria sort of had an inkling that Henrik was going to…
  • Things We Love, Volume 1

    Lisa
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:20 am
    The things you love greatly influence how you see the world. We use the word “things” loosely. We don’t necessarily mean just material things, but the ideas, feelings, and experiences associated with them. Jeff and I talk about this in detail in our workshops, that finding inspiration is not about wasting time poring through countless other photographers’ work for something to copy, but about devouring other art forms that move you, actually experiencing life, and discovering yourself. Your point of view, and you as a person, are greatly influenced by what you love and…
  • Matthew and Annalyn’s Hong Kong Engagement Shoot

    Lisa
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Jeff had to go to Hong Kong for a couple of shoots without me last week. I had to sit this trip out because I broke my leg last month and am still recovering from the operation. (No worries, I’ll be back on my feet soon!) Hundreds of iMessages (mostly of weepy emoji faces from me because I wanted to be there, haha), two awesome shoots, and two days later, Jeff came home and gave me the hugs I needed. He’s the main photographer, and I second shoot and edit. I always love editing his shots, but his more recent work makes me want to marry him all over again. Matthew and…
  • Gabriel and Aileen’s Wedding

    Lisa
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Aileen walked down the aisle to The Luckiest by Ben Folds. I’ve always loved the words to this song. It’s odd but familiar, and nothing short of perfect. ♬ Next door there’s an old man who lived to his nineties, and one day, passed away in his sleep. And his wife, she stayed for a couple of days, and passed away. I’m sorry, I know that’s a strange way to tell you that I know we belong, that I know, that I am, I am the luckiest. ♬ Gabriel didn’t cry. He wept. It was sweet and funny and endearing because he doesn’t really strike you as the crying…
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  • 4 Ducks on a Log

    Jeff
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    I took a short walk the other day at a place I don’t explore that often. This is one of the first pictures I made. This scene was too good to be true. I was thinking more of Landscapes when I got there and hadn’t even really thought about ducks. And there they were, all […]The post 4 Ducks on a Log appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Davies Pond – Spring 2014

    Jeff
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    This is a picture of Davies Pond. This is a pond I see almost every day and stop by quite often for a walk and some pictures. While not my best picture of the pond, it is one of my favorites. This was taken on March 31st of this year and things had just started […]The post Davies Pond – Spring 2014 appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Golden Hour

    Jeff
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    A friend and I took a walk the other evening and brought our cameras with. Golden Hour was in full swing by the time we got here and we found a spot that yielded some nice landscapes. This was one of my favorites. I was focused on this plant and decided to shoot into the […]The post Golden Hour appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • A Praying Mantis

    Jeff
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:46 am
    This is a pretty cool Praying Mantis as far as Praying Mantises go. The shoot didn’t last all that long as I learned quickly that these guys aren’t really big on standing still. I shot this on my kitchen table using a chunk of white seamless for the background with a white stone tile for […]The post A Praying Mantis appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • A Molting Hummingbird

    Jeff
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    I saw this Ruby Throated Hummingbird the other day and thought he/she looked pretty interesting. At first I thought it was a youngster but have since been told it is just molting. It’s fun watching these guys zoom around my friends back yard. They are a lot more laid back than the the guys by […]The post A Molting Hummingbird appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
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  • Real Estate Photography News

    larry
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Agentmarketing.com wants to help RE photographers market to agents: Within the last year I’ve encountered several companies that have a business model of getting in between the RE photographer and the agent. This is an example of one. At this point I can’t tell which of these are of use to RE photographers and which is […]
  • PlanEdge: Create Floorplans On A Tablet With A Laser Measure

    larry
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:42 pm
    PFRE reader Sean Elliott at Exposure Property Marketing told me about some new floor plan creation software. Sean said: Whilst the market is quieter I thought I would take the opportunity to contact you about a new product we are using at Exposure Property Marketing.  We have helped a software company here in the UK Boxcubic […]
  • Small Flash vs Enfuse/HDR – How Do You Decide?

    larry
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:49 pm
    My post last week got PFRE reader, Felix thinking. He posed the following question: I’m looking forward to the book on Enfuse but it did raise a question. I know Scott favors using flash and I have read his book and taken his video course.  In your post, you said that Simon uses Enfuse extensively. Is there […]
  • Licensed Pilots Flying Drones Beware

    larry
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
    I know there are many licensed pilots out there that also do real estate photography and may fly small UAVs. In a move that appears to be an effort by the FAA to use what ever means they can to control small UAVs the FAA focused on drone operators, Change 6 to its Compliance and […]
  • Reader Questions And Answers – Assistants, Tours, Working For Redfin

    larry
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Chad’s Question:  I am growing beyond what I can shoot in a given week. With this I am having to turn away work and be selective with projects I do.  My question to you is, do you know if any of the coaches have particular experience with multiple photographers? Contracts, pay, insurance,  incentive,  training processes, pros […]
 
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  • 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…
  • Photographer Interview: Eileen Perrier

    6 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    From the Peckham Square Studio series (2014)Copyright Eileen PerrierEileen Perrier's latest work, Peckham Square Studio (2014) features black and white portraits of local people taken by Perrier on London's Peckham Square on Friday, 11th and Saturday 12th July 2014. On view now through November 16, 2014 at Peckham Platform.D&B: You are English by way of Ghana and Dominica. How did your parents meet? EP: They met in London, so I see myself as a Londoner, since I would not exist if my parents had not met here. What drew you to photography?While doing my A-levels at Weald College, in…
  • Weekly Roundup: South London Portraits, Hyphenated Identity, CCNY Auction and More

    26 Sep 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Copyright Eileen PerrierEileen Perrier's Peckham Square Studio Project Born in London to parents of Dominican and Ghanian descent, photographer Eileen Perrier's work explores the complexities of identity. The Peckham Square Studio project features black & white portraits of local residents in South London. To make the portraits, Perrier payed homage to Victorian styles and techniques, photographing passerby in a mobile studio using a large format camera and headrest. Daima (2013) photobook by Nzitu MawakhaDaima: Images of Women of Color in Germany by Nzitu Mawakha “Daima” is a…
  • Photographer Interview: Zun Lee

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:11 pm
    From the series Father Figure by Zun LeeThe following interview is a guest blogger contribution by photographer/artist Kim Weston.How would you sequence your journey to becoming a photographer? It’s definitely not been linear. I didn’t seriously pick up a camera until about five years ago. At that time, I was traveling a lot as part of my corporate job, and photography was about having a creative outlet in whatever little spare time I had. However, I pursued many other artistic endeavors before studies and work took my life in a different direction.Soon after I began shooting, I became…
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  • Sharing your silhouettes

    Arnold Chao
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    We asked you to share your silhouette photography in our gallery last week, and many of you had plenty of shots to share. In appreciation of those who participated, here’s a photography selection from them. “A couple of gulls on the breakwater at the entrance to Sharpness Docks on the River Severn. Sony a6000 with a Reflex-Nikkor C 500mm mirror lens.” – Matt Bigwood A peacock on the walls at Gwydir Castle near to Llanrwst, County Conwy, in North Wales. “Littlest F will be four this month.. sitting on the windowsill playing with Tilly.” Rio de Janeiro,…
  • For the love of bread

    Arnold Chao
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Here on Flickr, we have a whole lot of foodies — heck, who doesn’t like food. We’d like to celebrate all the wonderful photos of what we all eat on our blog, starting with a little something inspired by Your First Loaf of Bread on Yahoo Food. Enjoy this photo selection of delectable breads and the bakers that make them. “This is my most favourite bread in the whole world. It’s beetroot bread, made by a local bakery school… It really does taste of beetroot, and it really is gorgeous. Add a bit of soup or cheese and you are in heaven…” –…
  • Mono Monday: BB Bluesman’s streets

    Matthew Roth
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    We’ve been enjoying Mark Forman’s candid portraits and street scenes for some time. Mark, who was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been living in Taiwan for more than 20 years. He characterizes himself as an amateur in the “truest ‘doing it out of love’ sense of the word.” “I’ve always been an avid people and life watcher from the days of my youth roaming around NYC,” he added. “I always used my eyes to deeply see and maybe even compose.” Mark captures intimate street scenes and portraits, usually in monochrome, which let you…
  • Flickr Weekend Samplr XXIII/2014

    Kay Kremerskothen
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    It’s a beautiful weekend here in San Francisco, and we hope you are having a good time as well. Below is our weekly selection of inspiring shots we saw during the past couple of days. In case you have missed any of them, check out our previous installments.
  • Announcing Flickr for iPad

    Kay Kremerskothen
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Today, we’re extremely excited to announce Flickr for iPad. We’ve heard you loud and clear asking for an official app on Apple’s beautiful, large retina display, which makes it easy and enjoyable to access, organize and share your stunning photos from anywhere. The new Flickr for iPad app will be available globally in eleven languages. This version of the Flickr iOS app is optimized to take full advantage of the larger screen on iPad, while delivering the gorgeous design you expect of Flickr, our powerful camera, and the versatility you need to manage your photos while on the go. On…
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  • The Complete Photography Bundle II: 5 Day Deal

    jonesoliver
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:33 pm
    OK – this one caught me a bit by surprise but once I saw the list of contributors and the content that they were offering – it was a pretty quick decision for me. The Complete Photography Bundle II is literally offering up gigs (about 33 total gigabytes) of ebooks, videos, tutorials, presets, textures, and general photography goodness for the incredible low price of $89.   The contributor list includes David duChemin, Zack Arias, Gavin Gough,  and Nicole S Young.  And $10 from each purchase also goes to one of 4 non-profits supported by this effort.  The catch?  This deal is only…
  • Harrisburg Harvest Festival & Tractor and Truck Pull

    jonesoliver
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    This last weekend I had the chance to get out and shoot for the first time at a Truck and Tractor Pull.  This particular event was at the Harrisburg Harvest Festival.  To be honest, I had no idea how such an event operated or what to expect.  But I just pointed my lens down the field and tried to record a few reasonable images. Also on hand were a couple of old tractors and steam engines.  With those, I happened to have the X100s in the bag along with the IR72 filter – so I continued in my summer long IR experiment.
  • 2014 NW Art & Air: Hot Air Balloons

    jonesoliver
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    This year I had the opportunity to head on over for two mornings to the hot air balloon launches at the NW Art & Air Festival in Albany, OR.  Below are a few in no particular order.  Just for fun – I did give myself a bit of a challenge later in the mornings to look for opportunities to use the sun creatively.  Not sure if I met that challenge – but I had fun trying.  Enjoy!
  • Dollar Lake and Mt Hood

    jonesoliver
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:13 am
    Had the opportunity to go backpacking with the dudes this last weekend in the Mt Hood wilderness area here in Oregon.  We set up camp at Dollar Lake on the north side of Mt Hood with a day hike up to Black Knoll on Saturday (and a bit beyond).  Below are a few from the trip (all with the X100s). Thanks, Jim, for pulling the trip details together.  Great location! ——— Up on Black Knoll, it simply felt like we were face-to-face with Mt Hood.  Just a side note: this image was with the X100s (equivalent to 35mm focal length) and is not a telephoto compressed…
  • New Exposure Story: 8 Seconds

    jonesoliver
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Hi all – just wanted to let you know that I’ve just posted another photo story over on Exposure.co – this one on rodeo – specifically the rough stock events.  So check it out and let me know what you think.  Thanks!
 
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    Cameratown.com Digital Photography News

  • The First Portable Battery Pack Capable of Storing a Smartphone Charge in Five Minutes

    7 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    Power Practical is launching a Kickstarter campaign for the fastest-charging portable battery pack in existence. Called the Pronto- this battery pack is capable of storing a full smartphone charge in only five minutes. The company's first Kickstarter campaign, the Power Pot, landed the team on "Shark Tank" where billionaire mogul Mark Cuban chose to invest in the company.
  • Drobo Launches Mini with 8TB pre-loaded

    7 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    Digital storage company Connected Data has introduced a version of its Drobo Mini that will come kitted with 8TB worth of hard drives. Small enough to be portable and used by photographers and videographers on location, the Drobo Mini 8TB Bundle will be packaged with four Samsung Spinpoint M9T 2TB drives for the four 2.5-inch memory bays of the device.
  • Think Tank Releases 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Urban Disguise Classic Shoulder Bag

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    As part of its 10th Anniversary celebration, Think Tank Photo will be releasing releasing a classic edition of its flagship camera shoulder bag, the Urban Disguise. The Urban Disguise Classic is crafted with genuine full-grain leather accents and panels. This traveler's quick access bag is available in four sizes to suit a variety of gear carrying needs. They are built to protect photographic equipment with enduring materials, including a padded compartment for a laptop.
  • Think Tank Releases 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Airport International LE Classic Premium Quality Rolling Camera Bag

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, Think Tank Photo will be releasing a limited edition version of its most popular rolling carry-on camera case, the Airport InternationalTM LE Classic. Crafted with genuine, full-grain leather accents and panels, this classic version represents everything the Think Tank brand is known for: premium quality, innovative design and long-lasting durability. Designed to complement Think Tank's all-new Urban Disguise Classic shoulder bags series, together, these two bags make a beautiful set of matching cases that meet international airline carry-on standards.
  • MindShift Gear's New rotation180°® Travel Away Backpack Provides Security & Quick Gear Access

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    MindShift Gear, developer of the world's first patented rotating backpack, announces it will be releasing the first rotating backpack for global travelers and outdoor explorers, the rotation180°® Travel AwayTM. When traveling in unfamiliar places, knowing where critical items are and protecting them from prying eyes are very important. In one swift motion, only the wearer can rotate the concealed beltpack to the front for instantaneous and secure access to cameras, passports, guidebooks, tablets, or other travel essentials. No more being forced to stop in front of strangers to remove a…
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    Scott Wyden Imagery

  • Looking Silly in Photographs

    Scott
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sometimes as photographers we make our subjects look silly, and sometimes we make ourselves look silly. For example, in the first photo you will notice it’s a behind the scenes view (which my wife captured). It looks like I am photographing the couple’s butts.  I’m down on a knee and the couple is standing with their backs towards me. What is really happening is that I am photographing the couple holding hands.  Yes you can see their legs in the photograph, and even their surroundings a bit.  But the main focal point of the photograph is their hands. Because this was an…
  • Win A 2014 PhotoPlus Expo Full Conference Pass!

    Scott
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    My friends at Tether Tools have offered to allow me to giveaway their a full conference pass to PhotoPlus Expo. I’m super excited about this because it’s one of my favorite conferences, it’s in New York City, and it’s from my favorite tethering accessory company. What is PhotoPlus Expo? Basically it’s organized by PDN who also runs WPPI. In theory PhotoPlus Expo is the east coast version of the big WPPI conference held in Las Vegas. But this one is in New York City and runs for a few days. The expo floor gives photographers a chance to network and meet with…
  • Help Me Raise Money for Charity – 5 Day Deal Ends October 20, 2014

    Scott
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Help me raise money for charity by purchasing the 5 day deal. This photography event starts on October 15th and ends October 20th. Watch the video listen to what I have to say about it. You can also read the official language below. Then head over to the 5 day deal website and purchase and donate. You can choose to donate to one of the charities or split the donation between all four. Have you been looking at different photography education products but aren’t sure which one to buy? Wanting to learn some new photography skills but haven’t gotten around to it? Interested in…
  • Family Portraits Don’t Have To Be Planned Or Posed

    Scott
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Family photos are a funny thing. Many families believe that they need to be posed to be good. To be enjoyed. When in reality, if the family acts the way they would on a typical family day then the photos would be so much better. Here is an example. This family had a 2 year old and a few month old baby. The baby is extremely difficult to get to look at the camera. The 2 year old doesn’t want to stay still. So how would you force them both to pose? You can’t. It’s nearly impossible. (notice I said nearly) So instead, why not have them enjoy the time and let the photographer…
  • How To Plan A Photowalk (A Video Conversation)

    Scott
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Want to know how to plan a photowalk? I have planned many photowalks over the years. But recently I was working with two friends to plan a large photowalk to take place after the 2014 Photo Plus Expo in New York City. Before having our final call to finish up the planning I decided to record the conversation so others could learn what goes into planning a photowalk. Prior to the conversation two things were already determined. The date An idea for the location and route So with that, enjoy the photowalk planning conversation. Some photowalks are more detailed than others, and are more planned…
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • Jeff Jochum On “Specialism” – Why It Should Matter To Photographers

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    Jeff Jochum is a strategic business coach based in Denver, Colorado. But that’s just where he lives. He has clients just about anywhere you can throw a dart. His clients are a good mix of photographers like you and me, and small business owners who are aching to stand apart in a crowded marketplace. Indeed, I am one of his students. One of the things I have learned from Jeff is about “specialism.” Notice I didn’t say he taught me to be a specialist. There is a difference and you can find out what that difference is in this short conversation I had with Jeff just a few…
  • Leah Haydock, Inspire Interviews: Episode 5

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Leah Haydock is a wedding photographer based in New England. She is also presenting at Inspire Photo Retreats in February 2015, in Portland, Maine. She and I caught up with each other for a quick chat about her background as a photographer and her forthcoming presentation at Inspire Photo Retreats. Catch her presentation by registering now. For more information about the conference please visit the site. If last year was any indication, registrations will fill up and the conference will be sold out. So, I urge you to register early. If you are still on the fence, please take a look at all the…
  • Dani Klein-Williams, Inspire Interviews: Episode 4

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Dani Fine Photography is a Northampton, Massachusetts studio that caters to both wedding and portrait clients. Dani Klein-Williams, principal photographer, will be presenting at Inspire Photo Retreats in February. Like the other interviews in this series (check out 1 – Doug Levy, 2 – Jane Ammon and 3 – The Scobey’s), we scheduled a quick Skype chat about her presentation at Inspire – “Let’s Get Down to Business… Why Sales are Sexy” Here are a few examples of Dani’s work: Find out more about Dani Klein-Williams here. For more…
  • The Scobey’s, Inspire Interviews: Episode 3

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    I have a confession. When I was told about The Scobey’s, I have to admit I didn’t know about their awards, their images or that they had at one time lived very close to me in Connecticut. Now, as Atlanta-based wedding photographers, they are winning hearts and minds for their soft, immersive approach to capturing meaningful moments in a couple’s life. Now, as busy photographers, I have to also admit that it was very difficult to pin them down for an interview. I was eager to speak with them as I found out that they were speaking at Inspire Photo Retreats in February, 2015.
  • How A 6 ft. 5 in. Photographer Blends In At Weddings

    Andrew Hind
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    I am 6’5” tall, weigh around 16 stones and have size 12 feet. When I want to use it I have a voice like a fog horn, I’m naturally fairly clumsy and I have been told that I have a certain “presence” – in a good way I think! I therefore take it as a huge compliment when my wedding clients remark that they hardly noticed me taking photographs at their wedding, that I was discreet and, as one wrote to me “I don’t understand how someone so tall can be so unobtrusive!” My natural photographic inclination is as a photojournalist so blending into the crowd is of…
 
 
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    PhotoNaturalist

  • How To Photograph The Lunar Eclipse

    Steve Berardi
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Lunar Eclipse (2011) / Photo by Steve BerardiOn October 8th (this Wednesday), there will be a total lunar eclipse. It’ll be visible from much of North and South America, Australia, and much of Asia (see map). In a total eclipse, the moon turns red (due to the way the light from the Sun is scattered as it passes through our atmosphere), and it’s truly a beautiful sight! Here are some tips for photographing the eclipse: #1 – Find the time of the eclipse in your area Here’s a helpful website that will tell you when (and if) the eclipse will be visible from your city: See what time…
  • 4 Steps to Photographing the Milky Way

    Jeff Stamer
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:14 pm
    The Milky Way arcs over Bryce Canyon in this 7 frame image stitched together in Photoshop / Photo by Jeff StamerTechnological progress in camera sensor sensitivity during the past decade has dramatically enhanced low-light photography. The ability to photograph the Milky Way is perhaps the most awe-inspiring result of these advances. This post will give you the basics you need to start making your own Milky Way images. If you really get hooked and want more details, check out my more detailed post. 1 – Equipment Milky Way rising over the Watchman at Zion National Park / Photo by Jeff…
  • How To Research a New Photo Location

    Jim Braswell
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Bighorn Sheep / Photo by Jim BraswellTraveling to photograph at a new location is always a fun experience for me. I love reading, or hearing about a place that I “just have to photograph.” But, to get the most out of the experience, be prepared by thoroughly researching the location before packing and heading out. Why Should I Spend Time Researching? Well, there are several reasons to do your research. The main reason is that travel is expensive, and conducting upfront research can save you time and money. Besides transportation, you’ll have lodging expenses, food costs, and you may…
  • Micro Fauna for Mega Fun

    Jay Ryser
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Photo by Jay RyserMy main photography interest is wildlife, especially the little guys. There’s nothing wrong with moose and elk (and given the opportunity to go on an all expenses paid trip to photograph grizzlies in Alaska, I’d jump on it), but I’ve always been drawn to the little guys. Even though they’re small, they can have big personalities. I can witness conflict, romance, life and death struggles, intimate family moments, and get to know individual animals and their personalities without having to drive hundreds of miles or wander endless backcountry trails. Photographing…
  • Tips For Shooting In Wet or Damp Conditions

    Jim Braswell
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Photo by Jim BraswellPhotographing in wet or damp conditions is a mixed blessing. The opportunities are often enormous; in a constantly damp area, the flora can be beautiful. A good example is the Inside Passage of Alaska, where lush, old-growth forests are common. Or a photo journey to a place like Costa Rica (I’ve never been there, but it’s on my “bucket list”). But, working in these conditions requires some additional care so that our photography equipment will not be affected by the constant moisture. So what are we to do? Play Weatherman… Will it Rain? Before…
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    The Digital Story

  • Long Telephoto for Landscape Work

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    I don't photograph much wildlife, but I always pack a long zoom lens for my outdoor work. Why? Because it affords me higher angles on subjects that often require my positioning a bit farther from them. Mono Lake, North Shore - photo by Derrick Story. I photographed this image on the North Shore of Mono Lake with an Olympus ED-M 75 to 300mm II f4.8-6.7 zoom lens at an distance up the hill. I didn't like the angle from the water's edge, so I went back up the road for a higher perspective. The other advantage of a telephoto...
  • "Yosemite for Photographers, Fall Color, iPhone as Digital Back" - Photo Podcast 450

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Mac OS X Yosemite for Photographers, Shooting Fall Color in the Eastern Sierra, iPhone Digital Back for Older Hasselblads - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story.
  • Flickr Ups Its Game on the iPad

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:08 pm
    The updated Flickr iOS app for the iPad looks so nice that you could almost say it was worth the wait. But what a wait it's been. Here's more about it - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/10/new-flickr-for-the-ipad.html
  • The Hasselnuts iPhone Adapter for My Hasselblad 500C

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    My 30-year-old Hasselblad hasn't seen much action over the last decade. That's changing now thanks to the Hasselnuts iPhone Digital Back that I received recently as part of my support for their Kickstarter project. Here's more about it - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/10/hasselnuts-iphone-adapter.html
  • The Road to Bodie

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    After spending time here in the Eastern Sierra, I'm more excited than ever about our upcoming 2015 workshop, featuring the abandoned silver mining town of Bodie. I've found a wonderful place for our accommodations and workroom, the Silver Maple Inn, in Bridgeport. From that location wer'e only 20 miles from Bodie itself. Our workroom will be in an 1800s house that has been converted into a B&B. It will be very comfortable and accommodating while we process our images and share them with each other. Today, I'm heading down to Lee Vining and onto Mono Lake. I'm thinking that we...
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    Faby and Carlo

  • Give your wife the gift of confidence

    Fabiana Nicora
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    How many times you see your beautiful wife frowning when staring at the mirror? For you, she is just beautiful. But no matter what you tried to make her see how you see her, nothing really worked. Telling her how beautiful she is, making her feel special helps, but it does not really change her mind. She may smile flattered, but you know that it is not what she looks at that matters,it is what she sees that makes all the difference. Does it sound familiar? Confidence is the most effective, most beautiful make up your wife can ever wear. Does it sound like a hopeless quest? Far from it. Now…
  • How yoga saved my life

    Fabiana Nicora
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    A calmer, more balanced and grounded attitude, mostly free of most of anxiety, and also a healthier, stronger body is what yoga has allowed me to reach in the last year. The most valuable lesson is that thanks to consistent yoga practice I have been growing a better person, and deal with my life and its unexpected turns in a more constructive and positive way. Yoga truly saved my life and my sanity when I had to face one of the most difficult periods of my life. How I started I discovered yoga almost 1 year ago thanks to a friend who convinced me to join a local health club. I had always been…
  • Kim Kardashian nude: Boudoir Photography in the limelight

    Fabiana Nicora
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Boudoir photography went into the limelight last month, thanks to a GQ editorial presenting Kim Kardashian Nude. It is not the first time that we see Kim Kardashian nude around the Internet. She can in fact be considered the queen of self promotion, second only to the Beckham’s. Everything about her is famous. Her make up, clothes, booty, husband, and her family as well. But while almost everything about Kim Kardashian is constantly on public display, something we had never seen before is Kim Kardashian nude boudoir style for GQ after having a baby. She showed the world that is a yummy…
  • Emma Watson’s UN speech

    Fabiana Nicora
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    I have just finished to watch Emma Watson giving a beautifully inspiring speech promoting the launch of the He for She campaign at the UN and I am completely blown away. The little Hermione is all grown up. Emma Watson is not only a beautiful young woman, but she has presence and strength when standing up to speak in front of a quite intimidating public about quite an important subject. Gender equality. After only 3 days her speech at the UN as a Women goodwill ambassador has been watched on Youtube almost 4 million times already. Emma Watson’s speech has the quality of the most…
  • Jennifer Lawrence’s nude pictures. Why we should not look

    Carlo Nicora
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    By now, surely many of us know that someone hacked into Jennifer Lawrence‘s phone and published some nude pictures she did of herself. Yes, we all know about it. And no, we won’t post any link. The pictures are public domain now; however, this does not mean that it is ok to go and have a look at them. The reason is very simple; those are private images Jennifer Lawrence did not want to share with the world. Anybody who is hunting those nude pictures down, or publishing them for personal gain, should be ashamed of themselves. And of course this comes from a wife and husband…
 
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    PhotoDay

  • Remembrance

    13 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    .....Seattle, Washington, October 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, love, Sports, street, Tourist, travel, walking
  • Wedding Dreams

    10 Oct 2014 | 12:16 pm
    .....Post Alley, Seattle, Washington, October 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012 Jim Scolman.
  • Don't Walk !

    27 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    .....Seattle, Washington, September 2014.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Fuji x100, happy, street, Style, Tourist, travel, walking
  • "...hey, Nice Hat !

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    .....Rem Koolhaaus Seattle Central Library.Seattle, Washington, September 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Buy it, Fuji x100, Style, street, Tourist, travel, walking
  • Queen Takes Bishops Pawn.

    20 Sep 2014 | 4:24 pm
    .....Street Chess. Westlake Square.Seattle, Washington, September 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.
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    ProPhotoResource

  • The Joys of Being a Photographer

    prophotoresource
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Photography is considered both as a science and an art. It is a practice of creating images from various sources and environments. For some individuals, photography is a worthwhile and valuable hobby. Still for some, it is their life work where they can gain much as professionals in the field. As a hobby, photography can be rather costly for most of us. With all the high-priced cameras available in the market these days, we have fewer choices if we need to achieve the best images at reasonable prices. But in the end, it will be all worth it since the end result of your captured images can…
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    Photocrati

  • Photocrati Feature – Background Slideshows

    Scott
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    With Photocrati 4.8 out we decided to take an opportunity to share some of the new features we’ve included in the theme. While working on the left side head feature in the Photocrati 4.8 we wanted to go beyond just a static background image. So we decided to take our slideshow gallery and add a similar feature to your homepage. So now whether you’re using a left side header or other layout style, you can take advantage of a background slideshow. Check out the video: The way that the sorting works for this is extremely basic, but down the road we might had more sorting options. At…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 5

    Editor
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    via dck_photography Filter used: Normal via scottwyden Filter used: Normal See the beauty via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Some times its good to go some place quiet via gevonservo Filter used: Normal hanging in the light Moving with the morning breeze Waiting to drift down via gevonservo Filter used: X-Pro II Today I found out there were 2 new related Animes starting… woohooo The post Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 5 appeared first on Photocrati.
  • Photocrati 4.8.1 Available

    Scott
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    We’re happy to announce that a new version of the Photocrati Theme is now available via automatic update in your WordPress admin section! Before Installing or Updating Before installing or updating, we recommend backing up your existing files and database.  We also recommend saving your current customization features as a preset. *Please note that even after updating, you may still see additional updates available. This is due to caching and will go away within a few hours. To verify that you are running version 4.8.1, visit the Appearance tab of your WordPress admin and the…
  • This Photography Offer Ends In 5 Days

    pcadmin
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    This starts at noon today! Last year the photography industry was introduced to a new concept called the 5 Day Deal. Some people were turned off by the amount of promotion that came from it, but not everyone. In fact, the 5 Day Deal raised thousands of dollars for charity. So this year the stakes are higher and now the deal is back with a vengeance. The goal is to do far better than last year’s charity donation, with over $100,000. There are many amazing contributors, including our very own Scott Wyden Kivowitz offering his presets and two of his ebooks. How it works is simple……
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 4

    Editor
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    via truc_allen Filter used: Normal Truly in his element. stopped just long enough for me to snag this shot of him on the East to West Ridge of #ForbiddenPeak. via truc_allen Filter used: Normal Stoked to have been a part of a rad event! More at http://www.trucallenmedia.com/blog/ via truc_allen Filter used: Normal Crabbing and a trip through the #ballardlocks. It’s been an amazing summer. via truc_allen Filter used: Normal There’s some amazing blocs in the jungles of #washingtonstate. via scottwyden Filter used: Normal The chair via scottwyden Filter used: Rise Splish splash via…
 
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    MCP Actions

  • How Much is Your Client Worth to You in Total?

    MCP Actions
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    How much is your client worth to you? They may be worth more than you think. If I sent you 2 clients and told you one was worth $400, and the other was worth $4000, which would you take the best care of?   I hope you answered “both”.  I was actually referring to the same client in both scenarios. The first scenario was your client the first time they had a session with you, and the second is the same client years down the road. The $4000 reflects what your client is worth over a lifetime with you! When many people think of their client’s potential, they think of what they will be…
  • Make Your Fall Photos POP with Rich Autumn Tones

    Jodi Friedman
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Make Your Fall Photos Pop The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure.  If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for?  You’ll learn how other photographers are using our products and see what they can do for your work.  And…
  • How to Capture Emotion and Personality in Photos of Your Teens

    Jodi Friedman
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Now that my kids are getting older, nearing 13 years old, I cannot expect them to model endlessly for me. They’ve got friends, homework, and hobbies.  While I love taking their photos, I’ve negotiated a deal that is fair for them and me. Since I get this limited time, I need to make it count. The deal: I get to take snapshots of them on vacations – whether it’s our annual Spring Break cruise or our yearly trip to Northern Michigan. I get one portrait session with each of them separately at least once a year. And while I do “require” them to go out with…
  • How to Fix Your Photoshop Brush When It Looks Like Cross-Hairs

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Grrr, the first time this happens to you, you’ll want to pull your own hair out.  Your Photoshop brush (or Elements brush) shows as cross-hairs instead of the outline of a circle.  The typical response is to visit the preferences area and see an area called cursors. After you realize you did not have the cross-hairs option on, you’ll scratch your head in frustration.  What could have happened. Don’t beat yourself up .  It’s one of the easiest fixes in editing — your CAP LOCKS KEY IS ON.  Turn it off and boom…you are back in business.  When I tell…
  • How to Get The Look of Faux Snow and a Winter Feel in Photoshop

    Jodi Friedman
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Manual Edits Complemented with MCP Photoshop Actions The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure.  If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for?  You’ll learn how other photographers are using our products and see what they…
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    Echenique dot com

  • Apple Introduces 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display

    Carlos Echenique
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:23 pm
    CUPERTINO, California—October 16, 2014—Apple® today unveiled the 27-inch iMac® with Retina® 5K display, featuring the world’s highest resolution display with a breathtaking 14.7 million pixels. At this amazing resolution, text appears sharper than ever, videos are unbelievably lifelike, and you can see new levels of detail in your photos. With the latest quad-core processors, high-performance [...] The post Apple Introduces 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Too much Photoshop

    Carlos Echenique
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Here is an amazing video of just how far you can manipulate an image with Adobe Photoshop: The post Too much Photoshop appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • The exclusive LEICA X Edition Moncler

    Carlos Echenique
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:41 pm
    New York, New York (October 15th, 2014) — Leica Camera continues to celebrate 100 years of photography with the limited Leica X “Edition Moncler”.  The new edition was designed in collaboration with Moncler and infuses both brand’s values of quality design and technicality. The aesthetically pleasing and highly technical camera pays homage to the French [...] The post The exclusive LEICA X Edition Moncler appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • PhotoPlus Expo Announces Annual Facebook Sweepstakes

    Carlos Echenique
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    NEW YORK, NY – October 14, 2014 – Attention PhotoPlus Expo attendees, the trip of a lifetime is just a few stamps away when you participate in the “Passport to the Expo” promotion during this year’s show.  Sponsored by Foto Promos (Booth #1072), Passport to the Expo is a fun and exciting way to see [...] The post PhotoPlus Expo Announces Annual Facebook Sweepstakes appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Hasselblad announces Wi-Fi enabled H5D-50c camera

    Carlos Echenique
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
     Hasselblad is set to showcase prototypes of its brand new H5D-50c Wi-Fi medium format camera at photokina (Hall 02.1: Stands A021 – B020)  The new model – a feature-rich upgrade to the H5D-50c CMOS unit launched earlier this year – provides photographers with more freedom than ever before, thanks to an innovative Wi-Fi module.  The [...] The post Hasselblad announces Wi-Fi enabled H5D-50c camera appeared first on Echenique dot com.
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    John Beardsworth

  • 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. A Norwegian girlfriend moved on before our summer trip, a business conference was cancelled at the last minute, and a tour company disappeared without trace, . . .
  • 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. . . .
  • Continuity

    John
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:44 am
    I enjoyed this interview with Magnum New York’s darkroom printer, Pablo Inirio, Magnum and the Dying Art of Darkroom Printing: I was curious to see how the last few years of digital progress have affected things at Magnum, so I checked in with . . .
  • Aperture to Lightroom

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

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

  • Sketches From Acadia, Maine

    johnpaulcaponigro
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    During my recent Fall Foliage / Acadia Maine Workshop we explored many of the highlights of Acadia National Park; Cadillac Mountain, Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Monument Beach, Sieur de Monts, Wonderland and more …  including an overnight stay on the Schoodic Peninsula at The Schoodic Institute). We had great color, great weather, and great light. Great weather means a little bit of everything; clear sunny days with direct light, overcast days with soft indirect light, fog and mist, even a little rain (perfectly timed, mostly over night). It was an almost perfect study of weather, the many…
  • Creativity, Leadership & Divine Compensation – Marianne Williamson At Google

    johnpaulcaponigro
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    “Bestselling author (Return to Love, Healing the Soul of America), a world-renowned teacher, and one of the most important inspirational thinkers of our time, Marianne shares the spiritual principles on creativity and leadership.” View more Creativity Videos here.
  • DPD’s New Advanced Lightroom & Photoshop Seminar

    johnpaulcaponigro
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Learn how to make the most of your images! Come join us for a 3 day no-holds-barred seminar on digital image processing led by two long-time industry leaders! Demonstrations will include essential new features you need to know about in Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC. Master the most advanced cataloging, keywording, searching, and filtering capabilities of Lightroom. Learn best practices for using Lightroom at home, on the road, and even on a network. See how you can efficiently share your images in slideshows, web galleries, social networks and print. You’ll know what to do in Lightroom and…
  • The Complete Photography Bundle II – Sale Ends 10/20

    johnpaulcaponigro
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    These 21 photographers have bundled together 39 different photography products; including training, tools, and much more. Over 70 hours of training video 14 Photography ebooks 300+ Lightroom Presets 500+ Textures And much more more! It’s an incredible value! Purchase The Complete Photography Bundle II here now! It’s only available for 5 days! The sale ends Oct 20 at noon EST. Purchase it here now!
  • 9 New Awesome Mobile Apps From Adobe

    johnpaulcaponigro
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    “Bring the power of desktop apps like Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC to your phone or tablet with all-new connected mobile apps. Capture colors and other inspiration, sketch and draw, and edit photos and videos — all on the go. Your Creative Profile lets you bring those assets into companion desktop and mobile apps, so you have everything you need to do your best work anywhere.” Adobe just released 9 new mobile apps. Six of them are extensions of its major desktop apps. Photoshop Mix and Photoshop Sketch and Lightroom Mobile are for photographers; Illustrator Draw and…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • I Couldn’t Find it in Africa

    Moose
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Starting from the first drive, my mind was searching for the word to describe the experience I was having in So Africa. It’s only human nature, right, to try to find a word that summarizes an experience in an attempt to relate the experience to others. And as the days went on and the amazing spectacle of critters continued to appear in front of us, the experiences that unfolded and the wonders still left to the imagination came to life, I was still searching for the word as I said goodbye to my hosts for the week. And that’s something else I didn’t expect, to make such…
  • Are There Birds on Safari?

    Moose
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    “Are there birds on safari” the email read. Oh Hell YA!!! Birds are here in every size, color and manor and most, blow your mind! Now if that’s the case, why am I posting a photo of the White-backed Vulture? Well, I can’t think of a better bird to represent Africa. It’s the clean up crew for nearly every party there is here, party thrown by lions, Leopards and Wild Dogs that is. This shot from this mornings drive though I think paints them in a better light. Shot from inside the Landi, the D4s / 800f5.6 AFS with TC attached is perched on the Gitzo 5561SGT which…
  • No Laughing Matter?!

    Moose
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    If there was one species of critter I wanted to photograph here in Africa it was the Hyaena. This morning we had a little time right after the rain with two female Spotted Hyaena just lying beside the road. The Hyaena is a very misaligned critter as most think of them as vicious, smellie, opportunist. They are essential to the ecosystem and do more than just eat dead stuff. Now watching this sleeping female through the 800mm, I couldn’t help notice its smile and I wondered if they have “doggie” dreams. I’m looking forward to hopefully spending more time with them and…
  • My Name Is Moose, I’m a Addict!

    Moose
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    YA, I have a HUGE flashlight faddish. I just can’t get enough of them and I don’t know why. Seriously, it’s a problem, I have them everywhere. Well, when I saw the Blizzard 1000 Search and Rescue LED Flashlight I just had to get it. And I’m so glad I did! On the bright end, it BLOWS way my flashlights three times its size. The LED cranks out 1000lumens, that’s serious light! But it has four lower power settings which is really a cool feature. The way it does it is with a rotating collar so it’s easy to use. All aluminum, it feels great in the hand. Why did…
  • Them Blue Skies

    Moose
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Just can’t get a thing past you folks, which is why I never try. In this case, many saw in the video that I had gray skies but in the stills, I had blue skies. I was asked how I created such good lookin skies. Well, here’s how you can do it in mere seconds!
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    Cardinal Photo

  • Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC Zoom lens: It’s a Keeper!

    David Cardinal
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Like most of you, I’m always a bit skeptical of third party lenses until I get to give them a good workout. The need for a fast, but not insanely large, zoom for my recent gorilla trekking experience led me to the (newish) Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. The specs – lighter and smaller than the Nikon version, with Vibration Compensation included – were appealing. By themselves, that wouldn’t have convinced me to try it. Coupled with its off the charts performance when tested by DxOMark with the Nikon D800e (as close as test as I could find to the Nikon D810 I’d be…
  • Think Tank StreetWalker HardDrive: The Ultimate vehicle safari backpack

    David Cardinal
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Regular readers will know that for yours I’ve been searching for the perfect backpack for taking on African safaris – or to other locations where we shoot from vehicles. For international travel, the bag has to meet carry-on requirements, so it can’t be too long. It also needs to either be a roller, like the ThinkTank Airport Takeoff or the LowePro X200, or at least have really nice backpack straps for lugging through connecting airports. At the same time, it needs to be compact enough to fit on the seat in a vehicle and move around in potentially tight spaces on boats or…
  • The Great Migration: Anatomy of a Crossing

    David Cardinal
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    No matter how often you’ve watched it on video, or seen those amazing images of Wildebeest herds crashing down the bank of the Mara River, nothing is quite like the experience of watching it in person. Our group was fortunate enough to witness (and photograph) several crossings on our recent trip. Each one was different, of course, but there is much about crossings that isn’t obvious from the photos, and isn’t featured in most video documentaries that’s worth passing along… read more
  • The Nikon D750 should have been called the Nikon D650

    David Cardinal
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    Upon my return from Africa, I found my review Nikon D750 waiting for me. As expected from the specs & early looks, it is a sweet (and relatively small) camera that I’ll have plenty of fun shooting with – and writing about -- over the coming weeks. However, it wasn’t quite what I expected from the model number. I was hoping it would be a real upgrade from the Nikon D700, and might make a good twin for my Nikon D810. However, it isn’t… read more
  • Mountain Gorilla trekking: Up close & personal experience

    David Cardinal
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
 
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    Prolost

  • MOX Open Source Movie Format Crowdfunding Campaign

    Stu Maschwitz
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    If you've ever longed for an open source alternative to Quicktime, now you can hep make it happen. From the MOX Indiegogo page: There are already movie formats aimed at professional users, but they each fall short in one way or another. Some are not cross-platform, making them difficult to hand off to colleagues. Others do not support key features like higher bit depths and lossless compression. Few have well-designed APIs so that applications can take full advantage of them. Most require developers to pay licensing fees. The source of these failings is that the formats are not open.
  • Introducing Offload

    Stu Maschwitz
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    When Red Giant introduced BulletProof, we sought to solve a great number of problems with gathering, organizing, and managing the huge quantity of media we create with our cameras. Some people swear by it, but it's a lot of app. Everyone needs a trusted system for copying footage from their camera cards to their computer. For most shooters I know (video and stills), that's still a manual, drag-and-drop process. It's fussy and error-prone, and there's no way to be sure your files are free from corruptions or errors. Want a backup? Manually initiate another copy. Today, Red Giant launches…
  • Adobe MAX 2014

    Stu Maschwitz
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    I told you I took a lot of pictures with my telephone. Last week, Adobe held their MAX event to announce some cool new creative tools. At the keynote, they put me up on the big screen as an example of how Lightroom's cloud syncing legitimizes mobile photography. Wanna see? It's right at the head of the section on mobile apps. The example they highlighted—where I snap a few iPhone shots of the Small Gunns team working on some new products, was 100% real—you can see the results here. My Photos Truly Belong Among the Clouds Lightroom mobile is great, but it can do your head in a bit. On one…
  • GoPro HERO4

    Stu Maschwitz
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    Not shown actual size. GoPro has announced their latest action camera, the HERO4, in both Black and Silver editions, along with the Hero, an entry-level GoPro. The kind folks at GoPro invited me to try out these cameras last week, in an activity-filled day in San Francisco. A Camera and a Culture At the HERO3 launch event two years ago, I was struck by how different my reaction was from other camera announcements:This @GoPro Hero 3 demo reel is making me feel like I’ve wasted my life by not wasting my life.— Stu Maschwitz (@5tu) October 17, 2012 Or, to put it another way, while other…
  • Cameras Cameras Cameras

    Stu Maschwitz
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    Between IBC and Photokina, the past couple of weeks have seen numerous interesting camera announcements. Panasonic LX100 Panasonic announced the LUMIX LX100. The name makes as much sense as camera names ever can, as it's bigger and badder than the single-digit LX models that were my point-and-shoots of choice for years. Some of my most-loved photos were made with my LX1, LX2, and LX3. I have an eight-foot-wide print from my LX2 hanging in my home. The LX100 is a MFT camera with a 10.9–34mm ƒ/1.7–2.8 lens (24–75mm AOV equivalent), that you can operate one-handed, even if you can't fit…
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    Stone Thrower

  • Kang Kim Wins PDN Competition

    Jamie Zimmermann
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    Congratulations to Kang Kim who is a winner of the PDN Objects of Desire still life contest!     Photographer: Kang Kim 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, News Tagged: credit card, desire, Glasshouse Assignment, Kang Kim, PDN, photography, Still Life, Still Life Photography
  • Bob Martus for John Varvatos

    Jamie Zimmermann
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    Bob Martus was commissioned to photograph the John Varvatos Fall 2014 Lookbook.   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, News Tagged: Accessories, bob martus, Fashion, Fashion Photography, Glasshouse Assignment, john varvatos, men's fashion, photography, Shoes, Still Life Photography
  • Apple Talk with Liam Collins of Rubber Fish Art at Grand Central Terminal

    Jamie Zimmermann
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Glass House Assignment Presents: Liam Collins  “The Craft of Creative Visual Realization” Liam Collins is the Senior Creative Partner in Rubber Fish Art Inc., a Hi-End Retouching and CG Illustration studio established in 2001 in NYC. He has been honing his craft in NYC for thirty years, in that time, his retouched images have driven many award winning advertising campaigns, and have been seen in a national and global marketplace. Liam will talk about his work, show examples, and share some insights into his creative process, his choices in software, and his reasons for those…
  • Stock Contributor Justin Hill Selected for Barbara Fradkin Book Cover

    glasshouseimages
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:22 am
    Glasshouse Images stock contributor Justin Hill has been featured on the cover of Barbara Fradkin’s novel, Tote Spur. Barbara Fradkin is a retired psycholoigist and multiple award-winning mystery author whose work with children and families provides much of the insight and inspiration for her stories. She has an affinity for the dark side and her compelling short stories haunt several magazines and anthologies, including the Ladies’ Killing Circle series. She is best known for her gritty, psychological detective novels, which have twice won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel from…
  • Bob Martus featured on Design Sponge

    Jamie Zimmermann
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Bob Martus took a trip up to Olivebridge, New York to photograph the country home of Dana McClure and Chris Lanier. Check out DesignSponge.com to see more of Bob’s photographs of this cozy family home.     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: bob martus, country home, interior decorating, interior design, interior photography, photography,…
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    Vincent Laforet's Blog

  • Why the Storehouse App could be a very big deal for Storytellers

    Vincent Laforet
    4 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    As many of you know,  I have been involved in storytelling in one form or another for 25 years now.   The act of finding a story, researching it further,  gathering media be it with still images, video, sound or text is my favorite part of the process by far.    The post-production and delivery method part of the process?  Well… not so much.   Perhaps that’s why I’m so excited with the way I and hundreds of thousands of others have started to interact with a new iOS app called "Storehouse" that has recently just been launched on…
  • A visit to Dan Winter’s Studio – Storehouse

    Vincent Laforet
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    I’ve been experimenting with a really cool new way to share stories BEYOND 140 Characters on Storehouse…  Here is a really quick and extremely elegant way to marry images, video, text and sound on your iPhone or iPad – that’s also viewable on the web!   I recommend you check it out by downloading the free app, or visiting my page on Storehouse.      
  • Shane Hurlbut’s Illumination Tour

    Vincent Laforet
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    I’ve know Shane Hurlbut since just after the launch of the Canon 5D MKII.     Shane is a great speaker that pours his heart and energy into every speech he gives, but where he really shines is when he teaches about lighting – his true passion. Prior to evolving to being a very successful DP/ASC member on blockbuster films (he’s shot 18 films) and major commercials, Shane was a successful gaffer who worked both in the film and still worlds – he lit many famous photographs with photographers such as Herb Ritts for example. I feel like I truly got to know Shane…
 
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    JMG-Galleries

  • Blood Moon Eclipse: Mark Your Calendar 10.8.14

    Jim Goldstein
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    View full size courtesy of NASA Eclipse Web Site If you’re looking for a great photo opportunity this week look no further than October 8th. The Blood moon will be in full eclipse in the white areas of the map above.   Check dates and times for your area on the Lunar Eclipse Computer. For my fellow Californians the date and times will look similar to this. Note: These times are specific to San Francisco. Moon's Azimuth Altitude h m o o Moonrise 2014 Oct 07 18:23 84.4 ---- Moon enters penumbra 2014 Oct 08 01:14.1 190.7 57.1 Moon enters umbra 2014 Oct 08 02:14.5 215.2 52.7 Moon enters…
  • Wilderness Protection – Only As Strong As The Wilderness Act

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

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

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

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

  • 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 […]
  • Review, Adorama Flashpoint 180 – Portable Flash Unit

    David Saffir
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:56 pm
    I have a new portable flash unit in-house for testing. It is the Flashpoint 180 – a highly portable, lightweight unit that produces up to 180 watt/seconds of output. It comes complete with portable battery pack and charger, a diffuser dome, a reflector, a shoot-through white umbrella, a brief instruction manual, and a carrying case. […]
  • New Webinar – Small Lighting For Big Spaces

    David Saffir
    3 Oct 2013 | 3:46 pm
    New Webinar – sponsored by Datacolor and co-sponsored by Metz Not too long ago, standard practice for lighting large spaces involved hauling a lot of heavy equipment into a venue, laying out electrical service lines, creating support stands and scaffolding, and so on. Of course there was also tearing it all down, packing it away, […]
  • DSLR Dynamics – The Art and Practice of Digital Filmmaking

    David Saffir
    29 Sep 2013 | 9:48 am
    New Workshops – DSLR Dynamics Join us and explore the art of digital filmmaking! The Video Visuals workshops are taught by two award-winning instructors. Barry Andersson is the author of a top-selling Amazon book for DSLR video/filmmaking, THE DSLR FILMMAKER’S HANDBOOK, speaks at top film schools, & is a regular instructor for many NFL, MLB, […]
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    The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast

  • TCF Ep. 254 - Ryan Muirhead

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Ryan Muirhead is a portrait and fashion photographer who has created a unique and consistent body of work that is born as a normal extension of his life. As dedicated shooter of film, his photographs that take full advantage of the medium for a distinctive and very personal look.  He was one of a trio of photographers that were profiled in the Film web-series, which was one of the best produce series revolving around photography. It helped to create a greater awareness of Ryan's work as well provide him some important opportunities that have helped transform his career.  …
  • TCF Ep. 253 - Kevin Mullins

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Kevin Mullins is a Wiltshire wedding photographer who practices a black and white documentary photography style. Since 2007, he has developed a successful business based on a clear vision of his personal approach to photography. He is busy photographing weddings in the United Kingdom and abroad. Kevin’s photography has earned him numerous awards including honors from The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP), Society of Wedding Portrait Photographers and the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalist Association. He is also an in-demand speaker as well as…
  • TCF Ep. 252 - Ralph Gibson

    5 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Ralph Gibson is a photographer whose high-contrast images are recognized for their exploration of the geometric forms and the human gesture. He apprenticed with Dorothea Lange and Robert Frank, but he has created his own singular vision which often moves beyond the traditions of documentary and portraiture. He has produced numerous books of his photography starting with his classic The Somnambulist, which have helped define his particular vision. It has also inspired many photographers to see books as the means by which they can control and further their own unique passion for photography.
  • TCF Ep. #251 - In Conversation #3

    28 Sep 2014 | 7:20 pm
    In this special conversation, Ibarionex speaks directly to listeners spurred by a letter received by a fan of TCF. In it, he touches on the struggles and challenges, he faced when he left a full-time job to begin a career as a freelance writer, photographer and podcaster. He discusses some of his recent challenges as well, all with the hope of inspiring and encouraging others to seek their own creative path.  Resources:   http://www.makemoves.photography/    http://ibarionex.net/thecandidframe   http://ibarionex.tumblr.com/   info@thecandidframe.com
  • TCF Ep. 250 - Thomas Allen Harris

    21 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Thomas Allen Harris, an award-winning Director, is the President of Chimpanzee Productions, a company dedicated to producing unique audio-visual experiences including feature length films, performances and multimedia productions. Chimpanzee’s innovative and acclaimed films - Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014), Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela (2005), E Minha Cara/That’s My Face (2001), VINTAGE – Families of Value (1995), - have received critical acclaim at international film festivals including Sundance, Berlin, Toronto,…
 
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • Review: Western Digital My Cloud EX2

    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Western Digital My Cloud EX2 As a photographer, I capture a lot of photographs. Surprising, I know. Before digital cameras I had boxes and boxes of film and slides. In the digital age that means a lot of files that need to be stored. The upside of this is that I store thousands of photographs in a space that would only hold about 100 slides previously. The downside to all of this is that photography now requires IT skills and your photographs are susceptible to power blips, heat, lightning strikes through the power lines, and let’s not forget strong jostles or downright falls from 3…
  • Photo Friday: Schramm’s Great Blue Heron

    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Schramm’s Great Blue Heron The Great Blue Heron, a graceful member of the avian species, has always proven to be a difficult subject for me to capture. Frequent visitors to my blog know that one of my visited photography locations is Schramm State Park Recreation Area in eastern Nebraska. Besides being close to my home, there is a resident heron that fishes in the small ponds nestled along the western boundary of the park. On a beautiful autumn evening last week I found the heron resting on the shore. I had originally planned on capturing photos of the red maples leaves that still hang…
  • Photo Friday: The Delicate Mariposa Lily

    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    A single, delicate Mariposa Lily grows in the shade of some lodge pole pine trees in Jewel Cave National Park in South Dakota. – A few weeks ago I posted an image of a Mariposa Lily growing on a hillside in North Dakota glowing in the afternoon sun. As I mentioned then, because of the rain these lilies were growing everywhere throughout North and South Dakota. Today’s image, a close-up of the Mariposa Lily was captured in Jewel Cave National Park in South Dakota. I loved focusing on the bright yellow center with the bright white delicate petals. Technical Details: Canon 70D, 100…
  • Trip Report: Journey to Joshua Tree National Park

    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Twilight Descends Over Joshua Tree Leaving the familiarity of the landscapes of the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains behind I ventured to Southern California. I had a singular destination in mind, Joshua Tree National Park. Ever since I first saw photographs of the park, the trees haunted me, their unique shapes emblazoned in my mind igniting my photographic inspiration. I silently crossed the border into the park. At first there were only a few of the signature trees, but as I drove deeper those few became many. I pulled off the road and parked the car. Exiting the vehicle, the dry desert…
  • Photo Friday: Through the Sandhills

    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Through the Sandhills For some the Great Plains are synonymous with desolation, loneliness. They avoid this land, but when they can’t they pass through as fast as they can without even a glance. For others the Great Plains are synonymous with solitude, soul-searching. Those individuals embrace this land and find the sublime in the unending horizon and limitless sky. They find comfort in the sound of prairie grass swaying in the breeze where others only find silence. Technical Details: Canon 5D Mark II, 24 TS-E f/3.5L, f/11, 1/200 Sec. Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska
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    Commercial and Editorial Photography

  • Things Going On – An Update

    Craig
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Heading Home.. It’s been a while between posts so I figure it’s time for an update on various things in the world of Craig Ferguson Images. As you may know, I was out of action for a while due to a broken wrist. That’s basically healed now although it’ll be another month or two until the doctor says I’ll be at full strength. However I have the okay to be back shooting full time and already have a couple of assignments lined up. Last week my wife and I headed out of town for a couple of days. It was a long weekend holiday but we snuck out two days earlier and got…
  • Chef Chen Lanshu for the Wall Street Journal

    Craig
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    Chen Lanshu, owner and head chef at Le Mout restaurant was recently named Asia’s top female chef. It’s been a long time between blogs. As I posted last time, I’ve been out of action with some broken bones and the associated recovery time. Well, almost out of action, because I did head down to central Taiwan on assignment for the Wall Street Journal to photograph chef Chen Lanshu. Chef Chen, who trained in France at Le Cordon Bleu and worked at Thomas Keller’s the French Laundry in California (described by Anthony Bourdain as the best restaurant in the world), was…
  • Out Of Action

    Craig
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:18 pm
    I find myself out of action for a while due to a badly broken left wrist that required surgery, and a cracked right one that didn’t. Ironically I injured them while working out – isn’t exercise meant to be good for you? Professionally it’s meant I’ve had to cancel assignments for Forbes, Getty and Live Nation, as well as postpone a few personal shoots. Out of action indeed. Probably won’t be doing any more blogging until I can type a little easier. UPDATE (Sept 3) : Recovery is going well, and I was back shooting last week with an assignment for the Wall St…
  • Road Testing A New Workshop

    Craig
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:40 pm
    When I was in Singapore at PopUp GPP a few months back I realized that it had been a while since I’d taught a workshop of my own. As I flew back to Taipei I started having ideas for one, and continued developing it over the following weeks and months. Knowing that I needed to test it out on some photographers first, I got in touch with a local photography group and offered them a free workshop in return for them providing the space and a model or two. They were excited about the chance so away we went. Last Sunday afternoon was the time and a local restaurant the place. A restaurant is…
  • August 2014 Desktop Calendar

    Craig
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:16 pm
    About halfway through summer in my corner of the world and time for another refreshing monthly desktop calendar. Continuing the water theme from last month I have one shot a week or two ago in northern Taipei. I’ve been trying to make the most of the fantastic light we’ve been having by getting out through the week when it isn’t too crowded to shoot some scenics around town. Large. Small. I’m in the middle of a series of active, fitness lifestyle images and aim to be able to share a few over the next week. A shoot with a runner is scheduled today, and then next week…
 
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    Photo Review Reviews

  • Nikon D3300

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Nikon's latest entry-level DSLR has the company's newest image processor, which supports faster burst speeds, higher sensitivity and improved movie modes.
  • Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:14 pm
    An affordably-priced, fast manual focus medium telephoto prime lens that is available in mounts to suit most interchangeable-lens cameras.
  • Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:03 pm
    An affordably-priced, ultra-wide-angle lens with manual focusing that is usable on both 'full frame' and APS-C DSLRs.
  • Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-eye CS II

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    A manual focus fisheye lens with a 180-degree field of view for DSLR cameras with APS-C sensors.
  • Samyang Reflex f/6.3 300mm ED UMC CS

    12 Oct 2014 | 9:28 pm
    A compact 300mm mirror lens that is available with mounts for most Compact System Cameras – and also produced for DSLR cameras.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • The Challenges of Simplifying

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    “Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” -John Maeda I’m in Acadia National Park leading two workshops, and happened to make this image in order to illustrate the importance of simplicity to students. I also share that quote by John Maeda, which is one of my favorites and gets at the real essence of what simplicity really is. Certainly it is difficult to achieve, and often elusive as we try and capture everything we see and feel in a landscape. But what we truly see is usually not the entire landscape, but the most compelling aspects that create…
  • Photo Journal: Autumn Hudson River

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    I’m always amazed at how light can make the same places I’ve visited and photographed over and over again look and feel completely different. And while that’s a rarer experience the more you do visit a location, it doesn’t make that place any less attractive in my mind. This spot on the Hudson is a prime example, and I’m often hesitant to visit thinking I’ve made all the possible images I can. Once again I was proved wrong, and I left with that familiar smile on my face that acknowledged how silly it is to try and predict nature, or assume anything at all about what might…
  • Nature Photography at the Omega Institute

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    “A great teacher is one who realizes that he himself is also a student and whose goal is not to dictate the answers, but to stimulate his students creativity enough so that they go out and find the answers themselves.” – Herbie Hancock I’m teaching a week long photo workshop at the Omega Institute this week, and I started the class with this quote from legendary musician Herbie Hancock. It encompasses my approach to teaching and getting students to trust their own instincts about their creative potential. While it’s the harder path intitially, I think it gets…
  • October 2014 Free Desktop Wallpaper

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    The October 2014 Free Desktop Wallpaper is now available for download. I love photographing the marshes up and down the Hudson River, and this image captures a unique perspective by utilizing a camera mounted to a quadcopter. As always, come closer to nature in the Hudson Valley. 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1080 1680 x 1050 1280 x 800 Instructions: First determine your screen size. Your Current Resolution Is: Then click on the link for the correct size. When the image opens in a new browser window, right click on the image and select “Set as Wallpaper” (on a Mac, select “Use Image…
  • Mindfulness for Creativity

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Canon 1Ds Mk III, 1/125 sec@f/5.6, ISO 800, 85mm (EF70-200L 2.8IS)   One of the most important skills a landscape photographer can develop is a deep sense of awareness. This is defined as a deep knowledge or perception of a situation or environment, and as you might imagine, extremely useful when working in nature. Why? There are many reasons, some of which I’ll outline here based on my own experiences. But in general the more you’re aware of your surroundings, and more importantly how you perceive them, the easier it will be to connect with what you’re feeling inside. Without that…
 
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    Organic Light Pan

  • From Darkness…

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

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

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

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

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

  • Never Give Up. Just “Bugger On.”

    David Saxe
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Nobody ever said that making good photographs is easy—in fact it is the opposite. I can remember very few occasions where golden opportunities just happened. Of course there were many times when I stumbled into situations that were ripe for good picture-taking, but I still had to work at it. I mean I still had to […]
  • Lonely Woman

    David Saxe
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    A few weeks ago in Montreal, my wife and I decided to have a late lunch at one of our favorites haunts— a bistro in Outremont by the name of Chez Leveque. We like to sit side by side and we were seated facing this woman as she was finishing her lunch. She was a […]
  • 4 Kids in the Playground

    David Saxe
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    These days, taking pictures of children can sometimes get you into trouble. Usually, I try to refrain, or even ask the parent (which usually results in an affirmative). however on occasion I just snap on automatic and quickly move on. I prefer this to asking because I do not loose the moment. Sometimes people may […]
  • Coney Island, July 5, 2014

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

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

  • Weekly Street Photos #20

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    This week's theme: WOMEN W/ THEIR DOGS I like women and I love dogs... These are two of my favorite subjects to photograph. Together they are the perfect combination for me of Beauty and Elegance idealized as Art. With "Mother and Child," "Women with their Dogs" have been popular themes in formal portraiture for centuries. Here are some unguarded (candid) shots of "Ladies with their pet
  • Weekly Street Photos #19

    8 Oct 2014 | 10:10 pm
    This week's theme: LUCK Luck is elusive, but most people chase after it like it is just around the corner. Gambling has been in existence since the dawn of history. It exists in an infinite variety of formats-- from luxury casinos to neighborhood poker games, from the stock market to State run lotteries. Everyone is susceptible, since money is a key ingredient in our lives. (Click on Photos
  • Weekly Street Photos #18

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:06 pm
    This week's theme: ALIENATION Alienation is an extreme form of social isolation -- separation due to a difference in opinion (thought), creed, race, social status, religion, sex or age. It can be socially inflicted or it can be voluntary, depending on the situation. I am actually intrigued that this psychological state can be visually represented in a photograph. (Click on Photos for better
  • Weekly Street Photos #17

    25 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    This week's theme: SOLITUDE Solitude is a state of mind, the separation can both be physical as well as mental. As a species, we naturally separate ourselves from others even in the most public places to preserve our sense of privacy and to protect our psychic space... (Click on Photos for better viewing) "The Fastfood Blues"   "Locked In" "Killing Time" --All Photos are the
  • Weekly Street Photos #16

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:48 pm
    This week's theme: ROVING SALESMEN I have always been amused at the wide variety of products I find being sold on the streets of Metro-Manila. Aside from the usual vendors that offer refreshments and snacks to motorists, there are enterprising salesmen that peddle guitars, used clothing, toys and a variety of goods (bonsai trees, house-ware, car-care products, etc.) you will only find in
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    A Blogography of Photography

  • Napa Wine Train - Napa Valley, California

    HighlanderImages
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The Napa Valley Wine Train provides a relaxing three-hour, thirty-six mile round-trip journey from the historic town of Napa, California, through one of the world's most well known wine valleys to the quaint village of St. Helena, and back.Guests aboard the Wine Train enjoy a freshly prepared lunch or dinner inside a fully restored 1915-1917 Pullman Dining Car or 1952 Vista Dome car as they pass the vineyards and wineries of Napa Valley. They also have the option of pre-purchasing a winery tour.The Napa Valley Wine Train's tracks were originally built in the 1860s to bring guests to the hot…
  • Yosemite - Raw Wilderness

    HighlanderImages
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    Yosemite National Park in California holds an incredible attraction for landscape photographers so this was very much one of the key highlights of our trip around California. For a photographer, however, it is most frustrating as there is so much beauty in this stunning wilderness you really do not know where to start. You could easily spend many weeks here and still be scratching the surface as regards great shooting locations. Ansel Adams spent a lifetime here documenting the momentous landscapes and I'm sure he felt the same way. In this respect you have to be very selective and focused in…
  • Twin Lakes at Mammoth Lakes, California

    HighlanderImages
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Twin Lakes is a set of connected lakes at the base of the southeastern slope of Mammoth Mountain, in Mono County of eastern California. They are in the eastern Sierra Nevada, and within the Inyo National Forest.Twin Lakes are the lowest lakes in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. On one side of the lake are lava cliffs that were formed by eruptions of Mammoth Mountain. The other side of the lake has the Inyo National Forest's Twin Lakes Campground, and Tamarack Lodge of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.Driving north from Lone Pine towards Yosemite National Park we took a welcome coffee break at Tom's…
  • Lone Pine, California - At the foot of Mount Whitney

    HighlanderImages
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    Lone Pine is located 16 miles (26 km) south-southeast of Independence, at an elevation of 3727 feet (1136 m) in Inyo County, California, United States. The population was 2,035 at the 2010 census, up from 1,655 at the 2000 census. The town is located in the Owens Valley, near the Alabama Hills. From possible choices of urban, rural, and frontier, the Census Bureau identifies this area as "frontier". On March 26, 1872, the very large Lone Pine earthquake destroyed most of the town and killed 27 of its 250 to 300 residents.After an incredible drive through stunning scenery in Death Valley I was…
  • Death Valley - Mohave Desert, California

    HighlanderImages
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:25 am
    Death Valley is a desert valley located in Eastern California's Mojave Desert, the lowest, driest, and hottest area in North America.Death Valley's Badwater Basin is the point of the lowest elevation in North America at 282 feet (86 m) below sea level. This point is 84.6 miles (136.2 km) east-southeast of Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m). Death Valley's Furnace Creek holds the record for the highest reliably reported air temperature in the world, 134 °F (56.7 °C) on July 10, 1913.Located near the border of California…
 
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    Krishna Mohan Photography

  • Hammerhead Worm

    Krishna Mohan
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    I found this hammerhead worm, Bipalium species in my car shed being teased by ants. I was using Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS on Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash which was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Focus Stacking Using Zerene Stacker

    Krishna Mohan
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:07 am
    Focus stacking is a technique which helps to extend an apparent depth of field in a picture. It works especially well for macro and landscape shots. It will be more useful when the smallest aperture... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hyllus semicupreus

    Krishna Mohan
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    As I was crouching on the ground to capture some short horned grasshoppers, a curious spider which was watching me all along wanted to have a closer look at me. It started climbed on my pants. Here... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aliens are invading, Are You Ready?

    Krishna Mohan
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Ladies and Gentlemen, friends and folks and my fellow, paranoid conspiracy theorists. It is with a heavy heart and constant dread, that I bring you this latest piece of news. We’ve been... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 6th Foundation of Photography Workshop

    Krishna Mohan
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Mangalore Photography Club Proudly Presents Sixth Foundation of Photography Workshop This Foundation of Photography Workshop is meant for beginners as well as advanced amateurs to introduce as well... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Desi Baytan Photography

  • Desert Engagement Shoot

    photoblogger
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:42 am
    Tweet Desert Engagement shoot with Natalie and Rafa How cool is this desert engagement shoot? An Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 added a retro vibe in this edgy photo shoot with Natalie and Rafa. And what a location? This desert engagement shoot just wouldn’t be the same without the dramatic rocky and alien landscape. I wanted to give this shoot a kind of Vanity Fair flair to it. The post Desert Engagement Shoot appeared first on Desi Baytan Photography.
  • San Ysidro Ranch Wedding

    photoblogger
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Tweet San Ysidro Ranch Wedding with Danette and Daniel I photographed a San Ysidro Ranch Wedding on a winter month up in Santa Barbara last year. This summer, the lavenders were in bloom and Danette and Daniel looked stunning against the backdrop of San Ysidro Ranch. And the Santa Barbara Courthouse was just as spectacular. Historic and beautiful, the Mural Room is a wonderful place for a ceremony.  With just a touch of mood and atmosphere the Mural Room makes a memorable day even more special. Best wishes to Danette and Daniel for a day of bliss and matrimony. Rebecca of Imagine…
  • Los Angeles River Center and Gardens Wedding

    photoblogger
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Tweet Los Angeles River Center and Gardens Wedding with Silva and Michael This Los Angeles River Center and Gardens wedding is simply divine. The couple, Silva and Michael, who resides in Italy, wanted their family to be able to witness their wedding. The Los Angeles River Center and Gardens provided a backdrop with a touch of charm at a fraction of the cost of an Italian destination wedding. As you drive up to this venue, you are greeted with an arched wrought iron gate and the entrance is covered with ivy. Inside reveals a lush garden and space for both a reception area and ceremony.
  • Hotel Maya Long Beach Wedding

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

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

  • Perspective Correction

    Ross Murphy
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Larger ImageImage: 5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8L II, 24mm, f/11 at 1/60 sec. Perspective correction is something we come up against whenever architectural elements are the subject matter of a photograph. This image of the lighthouse in Mukilteo is a good example. Looking at this image subjectively some will say the image should be fully corrected and some will say it would look un-natural that way. I believe a certain amount of distortion is acceptable and appears more natural.   Other issues with correction are reduced resolution due to crop and sharpness loss from the correction itself,…
  • Photokina 2014

    Ross Murphy
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    LX-100This is the camera that looks most interesting at Photokina this year, it is a well specked compact camera, a 4/3rds sensor with a fixed 24-75 mm(equivalent) f/1.7 to f/2.8 lens. Could very well be the first 4/3rds camera I get to test, well 2nd after the GM1, anyway it should be a great little camera.Not cheap at around $900 but probably well worth it, we'll see what the gang at DPreview have to say, I look forward to it. 4K video is pretty cool too, I want that in my next camera.More here at the phoblographer, Photozine editors choice herePanasonic here and here and hereRossImages In…
  • New from Canon, 7D Mk II and Power Shot G7X

    Ross Murphy
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    EOS 7D Mk IIAt DPreviewPower Shot G7XAt DPreviewRossImages In Light
  • Architectural Perspective

    Ross Murphy
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:11 pm
     Larger Image Larger Image Its not always necessary to include the entire subject in your photo, sometimes an image takes on a life of its own when you don't include the expected.  I enjoy the ability to shoot both Seattle and San Francisco these days,  and its given me a new vision of city scenes. Finding the individual subject and the abstract meaning in those subjects.Larger ImageRossImages In Light
  • City View

    Ross Murphy
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Image: 5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II, 70mm, f/10, 20 sec. Larger ImageThe Bay Bridge and San Francisco viewed from Treasure Island, probably one of the best, but also most obscure locations to view the city. Up off the beach on a crumbling hillside, on Treasure Island, not a very safe place to be putting a tripod down, especially after it gets dark and you need to traverse the hill with a headlamp.RossImages In Light
 
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    WIRED » Raw File

  • The Best Biology Photos of the Year

    Betsy Mason
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The winners of the Society of Biology's third annual photography contest include amazing images of a haunting leopard, an otherworldly spider, and Yellowstone National Park's Grand Prismatic Spring. The post The Best Biology Photos of the Year appeared first on WIRED.
  • Intimate Images of US Marshals From an Embedded Photographer

    Jakob Schiller
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The FBI may get all the love (and movies), but the US Marshals Service is America’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Brian Finke spent nearly four years embedded with the marshals, chronicling their daily lives with intimate, revealing images that peer into an often dangerous world. “I felt like it was my own version of the […] The post Intimate Images of US Marshals From an Embedded Photographer appeared first on WIRED.
  • Behind the Scenes of NASA’s Mind-Boggling Voyager Missions

    Jakob Schiller
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Two years ago, Voyager 1 became the first man-made object to enter interstellar space, a mind-boggling 18 billion kilometers from the sun. Its sister, Voyager 2, is not far behind, exploring the edge of our solar system in a mission that began 36 years ago. The extraordinary probes, which have performed far beyond our best […] The post Behind the Scenes of NASA’s Mind-Boggling Voyager Missions appeared first on WIRED.
  • Unsettling Medical Photos Explore Our Fascination With the Disgusting

    Pete Brook
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    As a child, Maija Tammi wanted to be a pathologist. She doesn’t remember that childhood dream, but her family does. And though she grew up to be an artist, that early fascination with the body informed and shaped her latest project. The Finnish photographer recently released Leftover/Removals, a collection of stark and clinical images that […] The post Unsettling Medical Photos Explore Our Fascination With the Disgusting appeared first on WIRED.
  • What’s Harder Than Skiing at Night in an LED Suit? Filming It

    Jakob Schiller
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    There are thousands of hours of ski footage available online. And it all looks pretty much the same: A skier rips though virgin powder, sails off a steep ledge, or bravely forges new paths through pristine backcountry. It’s fun to watch for, oh, 30 seconds or so. Seen one, and you’ve seen them all. To […] The post What’s Harder Than Skiing at Night in an LED Suit? Filming It appeared first on WIRED.
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Determination

    Rich Legg
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/800 second, f/4, ISO 200
  • The Family that Plays Together

    Rich Legg
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/4, ISO 400
  • Windshield Replacement

    Rich Legg
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/250 second, f/4, ISO 100
  • Denver in Blue

    Rich Legg
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 56mm f/1.2 lens – 1/40 second, f/1.2, ISO 3200
  • Powerful Beauty

    Rich Legg
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/8, ISO 100
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    Tourist Photos | Tourist Photo | Travel Photo | Photos From Different places | Tourist Photos

  • Photos of a Loch in the Scottish Highlands along with an island

    3 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    Scotland is famous for its Lochs, the lakes that are present all over the area of the Scottish Highlands. If you are wondering why a lake is called a Loch, it is the Scottish (and Irish) name for a Loch. These water bodies are pretty famous for the beauty they impart to the region, and for attracting visitors to the Scottish Highlands. A large number of these lakes are right next to hills, and are long and narrow. Some of them can be pretty deep, with depths of upto 200 meter or more. One of the most famous such Loch is Loch Ness, which has been supposed to have a large monster in it,…
  • Beauty of a Loch in the Scottish Highlands along with hills

    23 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    One of the most famous attractions of Scotland (and the Scottish Highlands) are the numerous Lochs that are present all through (Loch is the Scottish/Irish name for lake). These are formed in different configurations, with some forming along a natural fault in the earth, and others forming on the sides of hills. Typically most Lochs are not very wide, being long and narrow. Many of these Lochs have been kept unspoiled, with the natural outdoors look, and look very beautiful. So, typically you have Lochs along with hills / mountains being very beautiful.Water of a Loch along with hills in the…
  • Low mountains and hills in the Scottish Highlands, with their scrub

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    The Scottish Highlands is a beautiful part of Great Britain. Its region of great rugged outdoors, hills and mountains, lochs, and abundant greenery make for a beautiful location to which a large number of tourists want to visit. In addition to a large number of lakes, there is the incredible weather, and castles that dot the region in different places. Some of the places will seem like any other town (although the surroundings will be far more beautiful) while others will seem far more isolated and yet beautiful. For example, the photos below have been taken from a highway passing through the…
  • Passing through the mountains of the Scottish Highlands

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    The Scottish Highlands are a rugged area of Scotland, famous for its mountains and lakes (Lochs). Some of the places are now well settled, so they can hardly be called rugged, but there are large chunks of area that are rugged, and beautiful. Many of these places are easy to visit, with highways passing through them; you just need to step off the highway when you are near a Loch or a mountain and you can see the full beauty of nature in the Highlands. In the following photos, you are actually seeing nature close to the highway which passes through, although if you were not seeing the highway,…
  • Photos at and near the Eilean Donan Castle in the Scottish Highlands

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    The Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Scotland, and one of the most visited ones. It is an incredibly beautiful castle, although most of the castle that can be seen right now is a reconstruction. The castle was destroyed in 1719 to prevent it being used for rebellion, and was reconstructed in the 20 century along with the bridge. It is now one of the most photographed object in Scotland, and if you search, you will some incredibly beautiful photographs of the castle, especially at night and with water all around. The road leading to the castle moves along the side of…
 
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    Dane Sanders

  • 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…
  • LeBron James is Not Alone

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

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

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

  • Alone at DeSoto with the Beta Canon EOS-7D Mark II

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:19 am
    The Streak Continues: 325 Yesterday was a full day of photography for me alone at Fort DeSoto with lots of image processing during my midday break. And answering a few e-mails. But I am still miles behind. This blog post, the 325th in a row, took me about 2 1/2 hours to prepare including the [...]
  • Canon EOS-7D Mark II/An In-depth Look at ISO 1600

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:59 pm
    The Streak Continues: 324 Yesterday was more work, more swim, an ice bath, and NFL on the tube. Arash should be just about finishing the final PDF of the DPP 4 RAW Conversion Guide as I type on Sunday evening. We should have it for sale this coming week. This blog post, the 324th in [...]
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • New Webinar: Law School 101 – Demystifying Copyright & Social Media Terms of Service

    Sarah Jacobs
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Having trouble navigating copyright and social media sites’ terms of service? You’re not alone – this daunting task can be a tough one. In this special webinar panel with copyright expert Bill Cramer, founder and CEO of Wonderful Machine, and Kristine Hsu of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts we’ll discuss the key facts you need to know regarding copyright and what can be hidden in those lengthy terms of service on some of the most popular social media sites. Cramer and Hsu will dive into case studies from recent court cases involving photographers and their work, the best…
  • Video: Telling Stories In Your Portraits – Environmental Lighting Tips with Tony Gale

    Sarah Jacobs
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Light plays a huge role in creating the mood in your images, and with your subject in the right light, you can nail the shot. But with environmental portraiture outside the studio, lighting situations can vary, making it difficult to get the right shot.  In this 1 hour special co-sponsored by Manfrotto, award-winning NYC based photographer Tony Gale delivers lighting techniques and tips you can take with you to your next shoot. Tony, a Sony Associate Artisan of Imagery and Manfrotto Ambassador, walks you through some of the more difficult lighting scenarios he’s dealt with, showing…
  • Enter to Win The Ultimate Package to Launch Your Photo Business!

    Sarah Jacobs
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Ready to take your photography business to the next level? We’ve got your back! We’ve teamed up with Agency Access to give away The Ultimate Package to Launch Your Photo Business with all the tools you need to showcase your work, get noticed by clients, and land jobs. This package, valued at over $6,000, includes: An iPad Air to show-off your images to potential clients anywhere, anytime. A PhotoShelter Pro Website for a year packed with cutting-edge tools to organize, share, sell, and display your work beautifully. A Portfolio Build Program membership from Agency Access, offering a…
  • Grab a Drink with PhotoShelter & Agency Access During PPE

    Deborah Block
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    Join PhotoShelter and Agency Access for happy hour during PDN’s PhotoPlus Expo! The first drink and small snacks are on us, so stop by after the Expo to say hello. It’ll be a great chance to catch up with photographers and folks from the industry who are in town for the big event. Register here.  The details: When: Thursday, October 30th When: 6 – 8 pm ET Where: Social Bar & Grill near Times Square on 8th Avenue between 48th and 49th St. We’ll be on the 2nd floor. The event is free, you just need to register. If you’ll be a PhotoPlus earlier that day on October…
  • How this London Photographer Got 70,000 Followers on Twitter

    Sarah Jacobs
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    This interview with photographer Nicholas Goodden originally appeared in our free downloadable guide, The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Photography Business Nicholas Goodden Born in the United Kingdom but raised in France, London photographer Nicholas Goodden has been shooting since 2008. A trained chef who worked in hospitality for several years, Goodden has a passion for urban landscape photography, but also shoots interiors, events and food. Named one of the Top 100 Most Socially Influential Photographers by Eye-Fi, you’ll find him most often on Twitter, where he has over 70,000…
 
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • On Noise Reduction

    David
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Cavendish, Prince Edward Island We fear missing out, so we read it all, and listen to every voice we can, seldom aware that by doing so we’re missing so much more. This is not the post you think it might be. This is not about reducing the noise in your low-light, high-ISO, photographs. There’s software for that.  This is about making your photographs better. Actually, it’s more than even that: it’s about becoming a better photographer. The reason so many of us are floundering, especially photographers that are newer to the craft, is because we are listening to too…
  • Back in (and from) Banff

    David
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    I got back from two and a half months on the road just in time to get a last minute invitation from friends Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka to join them in Banff for a workshop. Emergency laundry. Flights booked – my first in over 8 months. And then 3 long days teaching in some of the most beautiful places in Canada, if not the world. Now I’m home, tired, and really happy to have been a part of something so great, surrounded by wonderful people and wilderness. It’s the first workshop I’ve been a part of for a while and watching thirty photographers play, abandon the rules,…
  • Study the Masters: Ansel Adams

    David
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
        Monolith, The Face of Half Dome, Ansel Adams. “I had been able to realize a desired image: not the way the subject appeared in reality but how it felt to me and how it must appear in the finished print” When I started this series I knew I was going to have to write about Ansel Adams (1902-1984). People would roll their eyes and say, yes, we know Ansel. But, believing there remains a fundamental difference between being familiar with Adams’ work, and studying it, I still think there’s value in considering him a master. He is one of the giants on whose shoulders people…
  • The Best Deal in Education Ever

    David
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today is the first day of the 5 Day Deal, an idea I like so much I’ll be kicking myself for years for not thinking it up myself. Here’s the deal: a bunch of photographic educators -some of the best on the planet, like Gavin Gough, and Zack Arias -  bundled some of their best products, over $2,000 worth of products to be exact, in a package that will cost you only $89. That’s 95% off, and it lasts only 5 days, then it disappears. Only $89 for 300+ Lightroom presets, 70+ hours of video tutorials, 500+ professional textures, and a whole bunch of great eBooks. Just to be able…
  • Forget Jumping.

    David
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Here’s another Q&A from The Big Q. This time we’re talking about making the jump from full-time job to full-time photographer. If you’ve got questions you’d like answered, I’d love to help: leave them in the comments. Q: When you first made your decision to become a full time adventurer/humanitarian photographer what scared you the most? Did you have a full time/regular job before that? How do you get the balls to make such a move? I have a full time office job with good pay, and I’m good at it, but I just don’t feel any connection with it.
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • New Webinar: Law School 101 – Demystifying Copyright & Social Media Terms of Service

    Sarah Jacobs
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Having trouble navigating copyright and social media sites’ terms of service? You’re not alone – this daunting task can be a tough one. In this special webinar panel with copyright expert Bill Cramer, founder and CEO of Wonderful Machine, and Kristine Hsu of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts we’ll discuss the key facts you need to know regarding copyright and what can be hidden in those lengthy terms of service on some of the most popular social media sites. Cramer and Hsu will dive into case studies from recent court cases involving photographers and their work, the best…
  • Video: Telling Stories In Your Portraits – Environmental Lighting Tips with Tony Gale

    Sarah Jacobs
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Light plays a huge role in creating the mood in your images, and with your subject in the right light, you can nail the shot. But with environmental portraiture outside the studio, lighting situations can vary, making it difficult to get the right shot.  In this 1 hour special co-sponsored by Manfrotto, award-winning NYC based photographer Tony Gale delivers lighting techniques and tips you can take with you to your next shoot. Tony, a Sony Associate Artisan of Imagery and Manfrotto Ambassador, walks you through some of the more difficult lighting scenarios he’s dealt with, showing…
  • Enter to Win The Ultimate Package to Launch Your Photo Business!

    Sarah Jacobs
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Ready to take your photography business to the next level? We’ve got your back! We’ve teamed up with Agency Access to give away The Ultimate Package to Launch Your Photo Business with all the tools you need to showcase your work, get noticed by clients, and land jobs. This package, valued at over $6,000, includes: An iPad Air to show-off your images to potential clients anywhere, anytime. A PhotoShelter Pro Website for a year packed with cutting-edge tools to organize, share, sell, and display your work beautifully. A Portfolio Build Program membership from Agency Access, offering a…
  • Grab a Drink with PhotoShelter & Agency Access During PPE

    Deborah Block
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    Join PhotoShelter and Agency Access for happy hour during PDN’s PhotoPlus Expo! The first drink and small snacks are on us, so stop by after the Expo to say hello. It’ll be a great chance to catch up with photographers and folks from the industry who are in town for the big event. Register here.  The details: When: Thursday, October 30th When: 6 – 8 pm ET Where: Social Bar & Grill near Times Square on 8th Avenue between 48th and 49th St. We’ll be on the 2nd floor. The event is free, you just need to register. If you’ll be a PhotoPlus earlier that day on October…
  • How this London Photographer Got 70,000 Followers on Twitter

    Sarah Jacobs
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    This interview with photographer Nicholas Goodden originally appeared in our free downloadable guide, The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Photography Business Nicholas Goodden Born in the United Kingdom but raised in France, London photographer Nicholas Goodden has been shooting since 2008. A trained chef who worked in hospitality for several years, Goodden has a passion for urban landscape photography, but also shoots interiors, events and food. Named one of the Top 100 Most Socially Influential Photographers by Eye-Fi, you’ll find him most often on Twitter, where he has over 70,000…
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    Photo Attorney

  • Must Read: Tax Court Ruling Is Seen as a Victory for Artists

    Carolyn E. Wright
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    As my post back in 2005 stated: Regardless of whether your photography is a business or a hobby, you can use it to make a difference in your tax obligation. Specifically, if you are running a photography business, even part-time, the costs to run it can offset your income – not just the income from your photography business but from your day job, as well. If your photography is a hobby, then the costs to support it can be deducted from the income from your photography. The New York Times reports that the United States Tax Court has confirmed this approach. Advice from a CPA is the best…
  • Civil v. Criminal Copyright Infringement

    Carolyn E. Wright
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    When photographers are infringed, they have the option of filing a lawsuit to recover damages directly from or an injunction against the infringer. But sometimes photographers want the infringer to be criminally prosecuted. What’s the difference? “Civil” cases are when persons or organizations, such as a photographer, files a lawsuit directly against an alleged infringer, who also is a person or organization. “Criminal” cases are when a state or the federal government files suit against a person or organization for an action that is considered to be harmful to…
  • Oversight Hearing on U.S. Copyright Office, Thursday, September 18

    Carolyn E. Wright
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    The House Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet will hold an oversight hearing on the U.S. Copyright Office Thursday, September 18th at 2:00 pm eastern time. Register Maria A. Pallante will testify.   Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and IP Subcommittee Chairman Howard Coble (R-N.C.) released the following statement in advance of Thursday’s hearing: “The Copyright Office was created by Congress nearly 120 years ago. The Office oversees hundreds of thousands of copyright registrations each year and plays an increasingly prominent role…
  • The Copyright Office Adopts a Final Rule to Streamline Its Recordation Practices

    Carolyn E. Wright
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    While the Copyright Office continues to develop its strategy for modernizing and improving recordation services via a comprehensive reengineering, the Office has recognized that there could be immediate benefits if certain process changes were made in the interim. To this end, the Office is adopting a final rule that encourages remitters to include a cover sheet with the documents they submit to the Office; allows remitters to submit long title lists in electronic format; allows remitters to submit corrections to those title lists using a new correction procedure; and provides remitters with…
  • Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Rights

    Carolyn E. Wright
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
      In March 2015, Ms. Farida Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights, will be submitting a report to the Human Rights Council that will focus on the impact intellectual property has on the arts. Presently, Ms. Shaheed recognizes the importance of compensating artists, but she also supports limitations and exceptions that may undermine artists’ rights.   We have the unique opportunity to share our thoughts with Ms. Shaheed. We would like to convey that strong international copyright protection for creative works is needed so that artists and…
 
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • I Couldn’t Find it in Africa

    Moose
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Starting from the first drive, my mind was searching for the word to describe the experience I was having in So Africa. It’s only human nature, right, to try to find a word that summarizes an experience in an attempt to relate the experience to others. And as the days went on and the amazing spectacle of critters continued to appear in front of us, the experiences that unfolded and the wonders still left to the imagination came to life, I was still searching for the word as I said goodbye to my hosts for the week. And that’s something else I didn’t expect, to make such…
  • Are There Birds on Safari?

    Moose
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    “Are there birds on safari” the email read. Oh Hell YA!!! Birds are here in every size, color and manor and most, blow your mind! Now if that’s the case, why am I posting a photo of the White-backed Vulture? Well, I can’t think of a better bird to represent Africa. It’s the clean up crew for nearly every party there is here, party thrown by lions, Leopards and Wild Dogs that is. This shot from this mornings drive though I think paints them in a better light. Shot from inside the Landi, the D4s / 800f5.6 AFS with TC attached is perched on the Gitzo 5561SGT which…
  • No Laughing Matter?!

    Moose
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    If there was one species of critter I wanted to photograph here in Africa it was the Hyaena. This morning we had a little time right after the rain with two female Spotted Hyaena just lying beside the road. The Hyaena is a very misaligned critter as most think of them as vicious, smellie, opportunist. They are essential to the ecosystem and do more than just eat dead stuff. Now watching this sleeping female through the 800mm, I couldn’t help notice its smile and I wondered if they have “doggie” dreams. I’m looking forward to hopefully spending more time with them and…
  • My Name Is Moose, I’m a Addict!

    Moose
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    YA, I have a HUGE flashlight faddish. I just can’t get enough of them and I don’t know why. Seriously, it’s a problem, I have them everywhere. Well, when I saw the Blizzard 1000 Search and Rescue LED Flashlight I just had to get it. And I’m so glad I did! On the bright end, it BLOWS way my flashlights three times its size. The LED cranks out 1000lumens, that’s serious light! But it has four lower power settings which is really a cool feature. The way it does it is with a rotating collar so it’s easy to use. All aluminum, it feels great in the hand. Why did…
  • Them Blue Skies

    Moose
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Just can’t get a thing past you folks, which is why I never try. In this case, many saw in the video that I had gray skies but in the stills, I had blue skies. I was asked how I created such good lookin skies. Well, here’s how you can do it in mere seconds!
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Christmas Gift Ideas: Family Portraits

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
      It’s that time of year again! As the nights begin to draw in and the glowing late summer sun gradually makes way for the glorious colours of autumn, our thoughts inevitably turn towards Christmas! Not least of which, what kind of gifts to give to the people who matter to us. These days it seems that everything is instant! No one waits for anything any more. No sooner has a new gadget or gizmo hit the shelves than everyone already seems to have it! A few weeks later it is often all but forgotten about, as newer, cleverer, alternatives appear. In this context it can be difficult to…
  • We Are 12!

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
      Wow!! We are 12 years old and time does fly when you are having fun We just want to say a big thank you to everyone for their custom, well wishes and just for being with us. We have worked extremely hard, and will continue to do so to bring the best in photography & digital marketing. We are so privileged to be able to have some of your precious family time to create images that we know you love. Thanks again for helping us reach another milestone.  Farzana & Uzair x
  • Behind The Scenes

    admin
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:51 am
    Here’s a great ‘Behind The Scenes’ video of a photo shoot. Looking at a finished image or a photo does not show how much planning is done, the logistics to take the equipment on-location and much much more. Enjoy this video! Has got some great time lapse, arial drone photography & locations.
  • Client Profile: Willoughby Ansell

    admin
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
      We’re pleased to bring this client profile for Willoughby Ansell. Currently we are managing & running a Google Adwords campaign and the campaign is for generating new leads. We listened & discussed the requirements for Willoughby Ansell and designed a specific landing page. This pages offers a high-quality Free Employee Handbook with great content. Highly targeted traffic / visitors are driven to this landing page via specific keywords to this page. This campaign is running with great conversions and generating good quality leads for Willoughby Ansell. “SF Digital…
  • Maternity Photography

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
      For any woman expecting a baby there really is no better way of treasuring this special time than with a wonderful maternity photo shoot. It was a real privilege to take Livvy’s maternity pictures with her fourth baby on the way, especially as we were Livvy’s wedding photographers a decade ago! We think Livvy looks amazing and we hope every time Livvy looks at her maternity pictures all the happy memories of anticipation and excitement waiting to meet her new baby come flooding back.       At SF Digital we make sure every pregnancy photography session is relaxed…
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    ILovePhotoBlogs

  • Hello world!

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
 
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    The Digital Photo Experience

  • DPE Podcast 10.15.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions and we have two interviews with Jeff Lazell & Joe Brady

    Juan Pons
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions and we also have two interviews with Jeff Lazell & Joe Brady from The Mac Group. 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 10.01.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan give tips on wildlife photography and we have a special interview with Jonathan Scott

    Juan Pons
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan give tips on wildlife photography and we have a special interview with Jonathan Scott the big cat man. 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 09.15.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan talk about Long exposures and time-lapse, and we have an interview with John Paul Caponigro

    Juan Pons
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan talk about Long exposures and time-lapse, and we have an interview with John Paul Caponigro. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on…
  • DPE Podcast 09.01.14 – In this episode we have two interviews, first with Dr. Sassi and then Ken Toney

    Juan Pons
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    In this episode of the DPE podcast we have two interviews, first with Dr. Sassi and then with Ken Toney and we have a discussion about people who criticize others work. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast…
  • DPE Podcast 08.15.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions

    Juan Pons
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    This episode of the DPE podcast is all about your questions. We have received many great questions from you folks and Rick and Juan love answering them. This episode is a little long but we wanted to make sure we got your questions answered as completely as we could. 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…
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    The Discerning Photographer

  • Henry Hood Gallery opening

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

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

    DiscerningPhotog
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Fountainebleau live oak, 2012. (Copyright 2014 / Andrew Boyd) PHOTO SHOW NEXT MONTH It’s a season of framing, image editing and decision making: I have a big photo show coming this October! I have the immense privilege and pleasure to announce that this October 18th, I will have a show opening at the Henry Hood Gallery in Covington, La., alongside the fantastic landscape painter, Gail Hood. Gail is so amazingly talented: it’s a bit intimidating to be showing with her! This will be the night of the Fall for Art coordinated art openings in Covington that’s held each year. So…
  • Andrew Newey and his honey hunter photos

    DiscerningPhotog
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:24 am
    Beautiful images of honey hunters from Andrew Newey’s website. (Photo by Andrew Newey) Photographer Andrew Newey is all the rage right now, thanks to the recent widespread dissemination of his amazing images of traditional Nepalese honey hunters at work. I saw the first reference to these images on Petapixel about 10 days ago, which was simply aggregating a post from the New York Times Lens blog. The New York Times Lens blog did one of the first pieces about Newey’s images. Newey is a British shooter who describes himself as a ‘documentary travel photographer,’ a term…
  • Drone Photography: Is it legal? How long?

    DiscerningPhotog
    19 Mar 2014 | 2:30 am
    A DJI Phantom 2 drone quadcopter, complete with remote-controlled video camera. DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY HISTORY I wrote a piece here on The Discerning Photographer back in 2010, as we were sweating our way through the infamous BP oil spill, about a former Getty Images editor who was using a small drone helicopter to shoot aerials for a fraction of the cost of commercial helicopter charters. Anthony Jacobs had come down and shot some footage of the spill and I ended up interviewing him about his service, Perspective Aerials, which is apparently still up and running, using drone photography as its…
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    FOTOdigital, less gear more fun

  • Introduction to Close up and Macro Photography

    24 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Ed Verosky has launched his new eBook, and he says this new guide gives you everything you need to get started with close-up & macro photography! You can start taking AMAZING macro photos with the lenses you already have. Learn how to use inexpensive tools and lighting techniques to create exciting larger-than-life images!
  • Topaz Impression: Turn Your Photos Into Realistic Works of Art

    23 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    I did not become interested in photography because I was bad as a painter. In fact, I never wanted to be a painter. On the other hand, photography really interested me. This said, the new program from Topaz Labs may be an interesting option if you want to be Van Gogh or Renoir, just for a few moments. I would not say no!
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II: My New Camera for Flowers

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    I published today one article about the new camera from Canon, and I felt that this was the right moment to write here why I want to get this camera. My flower photography in low light conditions may benefit from using the EOS 7D Mark II. I've waited for six years.
  • DSLRs are dying? Nope!

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:25 am
    I recently came across one article on a website suggesting that Canon and Nikon can be blamed for the DSLR market dramatic shrinking. The author of such an article must either live outside of this world or have an out of focus vision of reality...
  • The Last Bees of Summer

    3 Sep 2014 | 4:57 am
    The image of a bee on a thistle is one of my last photos of bees this Summer and I use it as a note to remember readers that bee populations are declining. Maybe it is time to look at bees in a different way, because some say that if bees go, Humankind will not last more than four years. Through FOTOdigital magazine we can help bees! And ourselves!
 
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    Vincent Mistretta's Blog

  • 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 […]
  • Ruby Crowned Kinglet

    Vincent Mistretta
    27 May 2014 | 4:30 am
    If it weren’t for my friend Kathy Brown, I might never have figured out what species I was observing. Identifying this bird stumped me! Ruby Crowned Kinglets are described by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as a tiny bird seemingly overflowing with energy, the Ruby-crowned Kinglet forages almost frantically through lower branches of shrubs and […]
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    Photography News

  • FREEDOM TO LOVE Photography award 2014

    Diana Topan
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:18 am
    Love conquers all. Photo by Benedetta PolignoneOctober 15, 2014 /Photography News/ With the support of The Royal Photographic Society, and under the patronage of Amnesty International, the European Commission and the British Council, Accademia Apulia UK now welcomes submissions for their 2014 Photography Award. This award is open worldwide and is designed to promote photographers of all nationalities whose work explores the FREEDOM TO LOVE.FREEDOM TO LOVE aims to raise awareness on the difficulties many people endure every day worldwide, as they try to express the most powerful and…
  • PictureCompete presents 2014 "The Eyes" Photo Contest

    Diana Topan
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Photo: Russ RowlandOctober 7, 2014 /Photography News/ The eyes are said to be the windows of the soul. They tell so much about ourselves. Feelings of joy, sadness or fear radiate from the eyes. Truth or betrayal can be discovered from one glance. The eyes are a defining part of us. PictureCompete is seeking those images that best display the human eyes.Cash prizes:• First Place: $250 (USD)• Second Place: $100 (USD)• Third Place: $75 (USD)All winners will receive:• Winner's gallery exhibition• Social media exposure• PictureCompete™ newsletter exposureCopyright: All submitted…
  • World Animal Day: A celebration in 17 photos

    Diana Topan
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    October 4, 2014 /Photography News/ World Animal Day is celebrated each year on October 4, since 1931 when a group of ecologists hoping to get attention for the plight of endangered species introduced it at a convention in Florence, Italy. October 4 was originally chosen for World Animal Day because it is the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment. The day is now set aside as a time to reflect on all of the animals we share this world with, and our involvement with them - and to spur action to commemorate that respectful relationship. Below is a…
  • WPN "Photographer Spotlight": Michael Hill

    Diana Topan
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:43 am
    Enemy. Michael Hill self-portraitSeptember 24, 2014 /Photography News/ World Photography Network (WPN) is very pleased to sponsor the popular segment: "Photographer Spotlight.” In this part of their newsletter they interview various fellow photographers and learn more about what motivates them, what their goals are and what direction they wish to take with their art. This edition's spotlight focuses on the talents of photographer Michael Hill.WPN: Please give us a little background info about yourself.M.H: I’m a “son” of New Orleans, a photographer, a wannabe writer, a…
  • Understanding the Impact of Megapixels, Pixel Dimension

    Diana Topan
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:07 am
    Understanding the Impact of Megapixels, Pixel Dimensions, and Resolution on Print Size Photographers sometimes struggle with how to determine the ideal print size or preferred print dimensions depending upon the resolution and pixel dimensions of the camera or device (smart phone or tablet) used to shoot their photo.Fortunately, there is a way to answer these questions yourself. You simply need to understand the connection between the image in its digital form and in its printed form. To start, it is helpful to understand the image, itself. Using image manipulation software, such as…
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    Carl J Licari photography

  • 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.
  • Red Bull Air Races - Texas Motor Speedway

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    A unique event at Texas Motor Speedway showing why Red Bull is truly the king of extreme sports productions. Timed pylon races within the confines of the race track proved to be very entertaining.
  • Motif #1 Rockport, MA

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

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

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

  • How to Get Website Visitors to Call You When They Can’t Tell The Difference Between Your Work and an Amateur’s

    Kathy DalPra
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    As an artist, it’s natural to want your prospects to appreciate the quality of your work. After all, you’ve put a lot of energy into perfecting your craft. It’s also the reason you feel justified in charging top rates. But what do you do when prospects just don’t seem to have a clue about what makes a photograph good? What if they can’t tell the difference between amateur work and elite, professional work? The reality is, if you’re selling to the public and not to editors, the vast majority of your audience will not be able to “see” the…
  • 3 Steps to Using Google Analytics To Help You Get More Photography Clients

    Liz Lockard
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Let me ask you a serious question. Do you know what’s going on with your photography website traffic? Like how many visits? Where they’re coming from? And what they’re doing on your website? If not, you need Google Analytics. If you’re not familiar already, Google Analytics is a totally free tool for setting up your website traffic. When used correctly, this free tool can actually help you get more clients for your photography business. Here’s how. Step 1 – Install Google Analytics The one drawback to Google Analytics is that it can’t start working for you until you set it…
  • 5 Instant Website Turnoffs

    Kathy DalPra
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s tough evaluating our own websites. We can’t help it, we’re a little bias. We put a lot of time, thought and effort into launching our site that it’s sometimes hard to admit that it actually might be doing us more harm than good. If you’ve fallen for any of the following five website faux paus, that might be the case. Here’s what could be working against you and what to do about it: 1. Sign up for our newsletter Let’s face it. No one really wants yet another newsletter in their email inbox. Most of us are inundated with more messages than we can…
  • What Apple and Samsung Can Teach Photographers About Attracting Loyal Clients

    Kathy DalPra
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Apple wasn’t the first to launch a smart phone, but it was the first to create a clear and distinct divide between the old, clunky Blackberries and the new age of mobile technology. Apple was the first to step up and give people what they really wanted: a rich mobile life. With a super sleek, clean and simple interface and apps that let you turn your iPhone into a gaming device, organizer or mini computer, Apple took the mobile world by storm. And on the heels of it’s iPod success, Apple earned itself an intensely loyal iPhone following. But then Samsung came along with a…
  • A Simple SEO Tweak To Get Better Blog Traffic

    Kathy DalPra
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    When I was contacted by an up-and-coming New York wedding photographer to assist with their SEO strategy, one of the first things I noticed is that she was using her blog as her portfolio. At first glance, there is nothing wrong with this approach. However, the problems began when I saw how she was naming her posts. Each post, or wedding feature, was titled after the couple’s name. This might be a great way for the couple and their guests to find the post if they are searching for it on Google. But seeing as they are already a paying client, that’s not really who we are looking…
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    cinema5D » News

  • Infinity Arm Kickstarter, Heavy Duty Quick Release Arm

    Tim Fok
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:53 am
    Infinity Arm is a versatile, heavy duty magic arm. Its interchangeable ball joint allows a selection of mounting options as well as a quick release system for switching between applications. The Infinity Arm surfaced on a few blogs earlier in the month, but with the Kickstarter still in mid flow and their target not yet reached, I thought it was worth bringing to the attention of anyone whom hasn’t yet seen it. The form factor of a magic arm is fantastic, they enable you to get a variety of accessories/cameras to where you want them, quickly and with the turn of just a single knob.
  • Apple Release 27″ iMac Retina (Hands-On Video)

    Tim Fok
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    Apple has released a new iMac, the 27″ retina screen utilizes 14.7 million pixels to produce a 5K resolution back lit display. Billed surprisingly as “the most amazing iMac Apple have ever built”, the 27″ iMac retina stands as Apples flagship iMac, without replacing its non retina cheaper counterparts. $2499 will see you the base spec iMac retina, that’s $700 more than the standard 27″ model. It carries the same 3.5GHz quad-core i5 base processor, same 1TB SSD/3TB fusion drive options, and 8G memory as standard. Graphics takes a changes however with…
  • New GoPro 4 Gets firmware update

    Johnnie Behiri
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:12 am
    Less then a month since the new GoPro 4 saw the light of day and the company just released a firmware update featuring the following improvements: -An automatic shutter option for Night Lapse mode -Continuous interval for night lapse mode. Additionally, GoPro claim that image sharpness is increased in various video modes. For now, there is no sign of the full manual exposure control that many pros have been wishing for. Here is the full improvement list take from GoPro site: HERO4 Black v01.02.00 new Features: Adds Automatic shutter option for Night Lapse mode Adds Continuous interval for…
  • 7 ways to Hide Lavaliere Microphones

    Johnnie Behiri
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    If you are into production and especially in a “one man band” configuration, you will grow to learn and appreciate the importance of clear sound. At times, not only a clear sound is required but hiding the lavaliere microphone will result in a “better looking” or should I write, “more professional looking” video. Our friend Joe Marine from nofilmschool spotted a video made by Izzy Hyman featuring 7 great tips on “how to hide your Lavaliere microphone”.  Izzy’s tips are great and truly worth sharing. Some of my respected colleagues…
  • FilmConvert adds profile for Sony A7S

    Tim Fok
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    FilmConvert has added support to the Sony A7S. Users of the film emulation software can download the profile for free from the FilmConvert website, enabling full compatibility with the popular Sony mirrorless camera. There’s plenty of plugins out there claiming to produce ‘that film look’. As a user of many myself, I can say that FilmConvert is by far the best package I’ve had the pleasure of working with. For those yet to experience the potential of FilmConvert, check out this video: It’s really easy to use, operating as a stand alone program or a plugin to…
 
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    Exposure Photo Works

  • In Love

    tim
    5 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Categories: Galleries Works of LifeTags: black and white photographycompanionshipconceptcouplefiguresfine art photographyfriendshiphandhandshappinessholdholdingholding handshoneymoonlifeloveloverspartnershippassionpeoplephotographyrelationshipromanceromanticshadowshadowssilhouettesunsunsetsymboltwoHand in hand in love. Fine Art Photography Prints and P […](Read more...)
  • Incidence of Luminosity

    tim
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    Categories: Galleries Light & FormTags: black and white photographyfine art photographygeometrygradientsincidenceincidentintersectinglightlineluminescentluminosityparallelspatternphotographypointsreflectedA line of reflected light incident to a plane of parallels.(Read more...)
  • The Windmill | Mechanicsville, VA

    tim
    6 Sep 2014 | 12:57 am
    Categories: BlogTags: artohotoartphoto_bwb&wblackandwhiteblackandwhitphotographybnwhisperersbwlifebwloversexposurephotoworksfineartphotographyfineart_photobwinstagraminsta_bwiphoneographyphlogphotoartThe Windmill | Mechanicsville, VA #blackandwhitphotography • #fineart_photobw • #fineartphotography • #blackandwhite • #bw • #photoart • #artohoto #artphoto_bw • #bwlife • #bwlovers • #bnwhisperers • #insta_bw • #phlog • #exposurephotoworks(Read more...)
  • The Windmill

    tim
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Categories: Dreamscapes GalleriesTags: architectureblack and white photographyblowingblurcloudcloudsdarkdramadramaticfine art photographyhistoricMechanicsvillemillmotionoldphotographyskyspinspinningstonetowertraditionalVirginiaweatherwindwindmill. blowwindyThe Windmill in old town Mechancsville Virginia.(Read more...)
  • Avoiding The Signs

    tim
    25 May 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Categories: Galleries Works of LifeTags: advertisingavoidbigbillboardblackblack and white photographyblurredbroadwaybusycitydowntownfine art photographygirllightsmanhattanmetropolismotionneonNew YorknynyconewayphotographyrunrunawayrunningrushsignsignsstreetTimes SquareurbanwomanSometimes we avoid the signs even though their meanings are clear as day.(Read more...)
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Heidi + Ryan | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Gina’s... The post Heidi + Ryan | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Jess + Evan | Married

    jasongphoto
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Gina’s... The post Jess + Evan | Married appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Ann + Miles | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Zach... The post Ann + Miles | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Juliette + Nick | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Gina’s... The post Juliette + Nick | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Brianne + Austin | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Gina’s... The post Brianne + Austin | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
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    Photography Life

  • Magnum Photographer René Burri Passed Away Today

    Nasim Mansurov
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:28 pm
    After a long battle with cancer, legendary Swiss photographer René Burri passed away today at the age of 81 in Zurich. If you are not familiar with René Burri’s work, he was the photographer that captured such famous people as Che Guevara, Pablo Picasso, Winston Churchill, Richard Nixon and make others. He covered wars and conflicts with his storytelling imagery and created some of the most iconic images in photography history. You can read more about René Burri on this Wikipedia article. He worked for Magnum since 1956 and you can see a lot of his work on this page at Magnum…
  • Save $600 on Nikon D750 and 24-120mm f/4G VR Bundle

    Nasim Mansurov
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    It is not the holiday season yet and we are already getting those hard to resist deals. Today’s deal is for the newly announced Nikon D750 (read our extensive review), which you can get together with the Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G VR lens (see our review) for $2,996.95 at B&H Photo Video and other retailers. The D750 body only costs $2,299 and the lens goes for $1,299, so that’s an instant $600 discount on the bundle.It is a great lens for the price and it couples really well with the D750 – definitely a duo we would recommend. Even if you already have this lens, if you are…
  • Nikon D750 AF Performance with TCs + More Image Samples

    Nasim Mansurov
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    I have been testing the autofocus capabilities of the Nikon D750 during this weekend with several lens and TC (teleconverter) combinations to see how well the camera will perform in terms of accuracy and AF reliability. The first lens that I tested out was the new Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E VR lens, which I used with and without teleconverters. I am planning to review this lens later this year, so I needed to get as many image samples as possible in different situations, with all three Nikon TCs. Like the 800mm f/5.6E VR monster, the 400mm f/2.8E VR is a stellar lens with amazing optics, but also…
  • Vello Econo Auto Focus Extension Tube Set for Nikon 1 Mount Review

    Thomas Stirr
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Many people who own Nikon 1 camera gear have an interest in close up photography. Unfortunately at the time of writing of this article there was no 1 Nikon macro lens available. Photographers can use their DX or FX Nikkor macro lenses on their Nikon 1 bodies by using an FT-1 adapter. I’ve done this in the past with my Nikkor 105mm Micro f/2.8 and found that the resulting set-up felt unbalanced as the lens dwarfed my V2 body. The autofocus on my macro lens tended to hunt quite a bit when used with the FT-1 I for close up work. As a result I typically used it on a tripod and manually focused…
  • Recommended Nikon D750 Settings

    Nasim Mansurov
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:26 am
    Now that I have completed the Nikon D750 review, I thought it would be a good time to provide an article with the recommended settings for the camera. Just like other Nikon full-frame cameras, the D750 is an advanced camera with many different menus and settings. In this article, I want to provide some information on what I personally use and shortly explain what some of the important settings do. Please do keep in mind that while these work for me, it does not mean that everyone else should be shooting with exactly the same settings. The below information is provided as a guide for those…
 
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    Landscape Photography Blogger

  • 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…
  • Keynote Speech At Escalante Canyons Art Festival

    David Leland Hyde
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    Escalante Canyons Art Festival and Everett Ruess Days David Leland Hyde Keynote Address Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm Escalante High School Auditorium, Escalante, Utah Why Escalante, Utah? Why Was David Leland Hyde Invited To Speak? Hyde’s Wall, East Moody Canyon, Escalante Wilderness, now the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, copyright 1968 by Philip Hyde. One of the most renowned photographs from the early large format Sierra Club Books. “Hyde’s Wall,” originally titled “Juniper, Wall, Escalante” was first published in the Sierra…
  • Drylands: The Deserts Of North America 3

    David Leland Hyde
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    Excerpts From The Text And Photographs of Drylands: The Deserts of North America by Philip Hyde, Part Three Continued from the blog post, “Drylands: The Deserts Of North America 2.” Capitol Reef from Cohab Canyon, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, 1978, by Philip Hyde. Nationally exhibited and first published in “Drylands: The Deserts of North America” by Philip Hyde. A stronger, more majestic photograph than a similar earlier image published in “Slickrock: The Canyon Country of Southeast Utah” with Edward Abbey. Drylands: The Deserts of North America with…
  • North Cascades And Mt Jefferson Historical Travel Log

    David Leland Hyde
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    Conservation Photographer Philip Hyde And Naturalist Ardis Hyde Look Deeply Into Proposed Wilderness And A Possible National Park In The North Cascade Mountains Of Washington And The Oregon Cascades…   Mount Jefferson, Mount Jefferson Wilderness Area, Oregon Cascades, Oregon, copyright 1959 by Philip Hyde. In July 1959, Ardis and Philip Hyde drove their Covered Wagon pickup leisurely through Oregon and Washington past Seattle into the North Cascades Mountain Range… Cascade Pass was closed, but Steven’s Pass proved nearly as direct to Lake Chelan. After arrival at Lake…
  • Art, Earth And Ethics 2

    David Leland Hyde
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    Art, Earth And Ethics, Part Two Climate Change, Big Oil, Politics, Walmart, God, Religion, St. Francis, John Muir And Leave No Trace (Continued From the blog post, “Art, Earth And Ethics 1.”) Recreational development is a job not of building roads into lovely country, but of building receptivity into the still unlovely human mind. – Aldo Leopold Whiz Burgers, San Francisco, California, Custom, copyright 2010 David Leland Hyde. (See the photograph large here in David Leland Hyde Portfolio One Many people today would rather not discuss environmental issues. The environment is a…
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    sesame ellis . daily life photo blogging by rachel devine » Blog

  • Mr. Devine’s money saving tips are back! How to get the best deal on rental car hire!

    sesame
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Mr. Devine’s first post on getting the best airfare deal was a big hit, so as promised, he is back with a new tip. This time it is for saving money on…     Car Rental/Hire! If you travel with your family (or alone) to somewhere where you need to get around, no doubt you will need a rental car (my days of hitchhiking and bus/train are well behind me).   So generally speaking, car rental is pretty cheap in the USA, more expensive in Europe and Australia (and in Asia I have not had the hutzpah to get a rental car and drive around – especially since getting a car…
  • Nut-free and HONEY-free Homemade Sweet Treat Bars.

    sesame
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    October is Doc-Tober for Disney Junior! Your preschooler can see Doc McStuffins and her toy friends in new episodes on the Disney Junior TV channel and enjoy brand new Doc games and activities on DisneyJunior.com.au. Having a child with food allergies keeps a parent on their toes. I am thankful that Clover only has to avoid two things (peanuts and honey) as there are some children who have a list as tall as they are. That said, we are in a particular pickle with the honey allergy as even the smallest amount could trigger Clover’s metabolic issue and land her in the hospital again.
  • Easy Tutorial to turn newborn baby onesies into 18″ doll hospital gowns!

    sesame
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:51 pm
    October is Doc-Tober for Disney Junior! Your preschooler can see Doc McStuffins and her toy friends in new episodes on the Disney Junior TV channel and enjoy brand new Doc games and activities on DisneyJunior.com.au.   The other day when I was doing some spring cleaning, I found a bag of tiny newborn clothing that I had been saving to turn into doll clothes or something. I have lot’s of ideas with great intentions, but unfortunately, very poor sewing skills. Hence, the bag of clothes has been sitting in a closet untouched for nearly six years! Looking at the items again with fresh…
  • Inconvenient, embarrassing and absolutely necessary. New drink driver laws in effect for Victoria.

    sesame
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    An important message brought to you by TAC and Nuffnang. Even as someone with an affinity for red wine and hot sake, my “work lunches” can’t ever be boozy. I must admit that on occasion working from home as a photoblogger, I have day dreamed about the idea of Madmen era brainstorming sessions with like-minded creatives and a nice bottle of something hard in gorgeous cut crystal glasses. I mean some of my best ideas have come to life around a sushi bar with other photographers, bloggers and a few tiny cups of rice wine. The issue is that at 3PM, my “day” job is over and my important…
  • Doc-Tober is here and Clover is just a little bit excited. *Giveaway*

    sesame
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Brought to you by Nuffnang and Disney Junior Earlier this year, our family took a holiday back to the states. It was in the hotels of Hawaii, with their free cable access, where my little Clover was introduced to some of her favourite characters via the Disney Junior channel. We don’t have cable at our home in Australia, so somehow we had not really been privy to all the new programming yet. Well, with one click of the remote, it was love for Clover. On the screen was a little cartoon girl the same age as her whose stuffed animal toys come to life when no one else is around. Clover had…
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    Flak Photo

  • Mona Kuhn, AD 6309

    Andy Adams
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    Mona Kuhn AD 6309, Joshua Tree, California, 2013/2014 (winter) Website - MonaKuhn.com Mona Kuhn is best known for her large-scale, dream-like photographs of nudes. Her work often reference classical themes with a light and insightful touch. Kuhn’s approach to her photography is unusual in that she usually develops close relationships with her subjects, resulting in images of remarkable naturalness and intimacy, and creating the effect of people naked but comfortable in their own skin. Kuhn was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1969, of German descent. She received her BA from The…
  • Abelardo Morell, Camera Obscura: Early Morning View of the East Side of Midtown Manhattan

    Andy Adams
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    Abelardo Morell Camera Obscura: Early Morning View of the East Side of Midtown Manhattan, , 2014 Website - AbelardoMorell.net Abelardo Morell was born in Havana, Cuba in 1948. He immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1962. Morell received his undergraduate degree in 1977 from Bowdoin College and an MFA from The Yale University School of Art in 1981. In 1997 he received an honorary degree from Bowdoin College. His publications include a photographic illustration of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1998) by Dutton Children’s Books, A Camera in a Room (1995) by…
  • David Wolf, Oranges and Stones

    Andy Adams
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    David Wolf Oranges and Stones, , 2012 Website - DavidWolfPhotographs.com David Wolf is a devoted film photographer, making both color and black and white prints by hand in the traditional darkroom. His work has been exhibited internationally at such venues as Aperture, The Griffin Museum of Photography, the Photographic Center Northwest, the Lishui International Photography Festival in China, and the Salon de la Photo during Paris Photo. David’s photographs have been acquired by a variety of private and institutional collections, including the Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris;…
  • Jesse Chehak, Near Big Water

    Andy Adams
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Jesse Chehak Near Big Water, Utah, 2010 Website - JesseChehak.com Born in Tarzana, California, Jesse Chehak studied photography and Art History at Sarah Lawrence College and is currently pursuing a MFA at the University of Arizona. Chehak has exhibited his large format prints in galleries and project spaces including Bruce Silverstein (New York), Danese (New York) and the Durham Art Guild (Durham, North Carolina.) He is currently seeking funding to publish his first monograph, Fool's Gold, and a gallery to exhibit and distribute the completed print edition. In 2005, Chehak joined M.A.P.
  • Rob Ball, Untitled

    Andy Adams
    12 May 2014 | 9:01 am
    Rob Ball Untitled, Margate, England, 2014 From the Dreamland series Website - RobBall.co.uk Rob Ball is a British photographer and academic working on self-initiated projects and commissions. His work has been shown at numerous institutions and festivals including The National Portrait Gallery, Ways of Looking Festival, Format Festival and Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham. Interested in areas including materiality, process, landscape and the archive, Rob produces a variety of outputs including the publications Unremarkable Stories and Beyond the View (2014). Rob is Deputy Director of The South…
 
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    Unshaken Photography

  • 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…
  • Top 10 tips & tools to drive customers to photographers websites

    NickW
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:47 am
    Top 10 tips and tools for photographers websites to gain traffic As a working photographer the chances are that you are self employed and always keeping an eye on your website is a central cog in your marketing strategy.  It is important to understand fully the role that your website is playing within your business – is it used to generate leads? act purely as a brochure? an e-commerce site for converting leads to paid up clients? the list goes on. Once you have defined its role and undertaken your keyword analysis then your next task is to ensure that you are driving traffic to it and…
  • Professional Photographer – the value of a great team

    NickW
    6 Mar 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Working with a Professional Team The more time I spend surrounded by photography the more I recognise the need to have a great team around me.  When you start out in photography it can be a scary place as there is so much to learn and the chances are you will be working for yourself so you need to quickly learn how to run a business.  It is very easy to become focused upon all of the activities you need to undertake and work so hard at achieving a variety of roles that you take too much on yourself. You need to recognise early the value of calling on other for help and to create a great…
  • Commercial Photography – The hidden gem

    22 Feb 2014 | 1:38 am
    Becoming a commercial photographer Without doubt the majority of photographers who come to train with us at Unshaken Photography and are considering a career behind the lens are looking towards focusing upon portrait and wedding photography. It is a fair enough consideration as it appears to be a great industry to work in and one that fits nicely around your family commitments. However many photographers are actually missing a trick by failing to consider commercial photography as an option but actually pays very well. Commercial photography these days covers a broad spectrum of disciplines…
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • The Zombie Guide to Photographing Halloween

    Chris Corradino
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    It's best to keep the camera with you at all times in the days leading up to Halloween. You never know when something ghoulish will appear. Of course the truly weird and bizarre subjects may not make themselves immediately known. Expand your search beyond your local haunts to increase your opportunities. This type of persistence should come easy to zombies. As author Mira Grant wrote in Countdown, "There is nothing so patient, in this world or any other, as a virus searching for a host". Happy haunting! Read the full tutorial here. 
  • How to Photograph the Bold Colors of Autumn

    Chris Corradino
    12 Oct 2014 | 3:52 am
    Autumn is the ideal time of year to add a splash of color to your photography. Contrary to popular belief, the vibrant display is not just limited to fall foliage. Read the entire tutorial here. 
  • Turtle in the Dark

    Chris Corradino
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    When shooting in extremely dark areas, don't hesitate to crank up your ISO. This turtle was captured at ISO 12,800, photographed through a glass tank at the Bronx Zoo.
  • Signs of Autumn

    Chris Corradino
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    Signs of Autumn are cropping up all over town. Keep your camera handy to capture the sights of this colorful season. 
  • Wordless Wednesday

    Chris Corradino
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:03 am
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    Brian Matiash Photography

  • Horseshoe Bend at sunset

    Brian Matiash
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    I’m about 10 minutes away from boarding a flight to Amsterdam and then to Hamburg and wanted to get a photo shared out before we take off. I’ll be working out of the Nik office in Lübeck, so it’s time to get funky with some jet lag. In the meantime, here’s a photo I took wayyyyyyyyyy back when of Horseshoe Bend, near Page, AZ. I really can’t ever tire of seeing photos of this place. It’s so freaking cool, isn’t it?! The post Horseshoe Bend at sunset appeared first on Brian Matiash Photography.
  • Embrace obstacles to improve photo composition

    Brian Matiash
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Obstacles. They’re everywhere, aren’t they. In most cases, I usually do my damnedest to avoid them or remove them (either in real life or in post) but it’s not that often that I embrace them. And that’s the funny thing. When I do look for ways to include obstacles in creative ways, not only do I find myself really enjoy those photos more, I also find a nice byproduct of having those creative juices go into overdrive. So, when I found myself at Big Spring Creek Falls a few months ago with giant tree limbs threading all throughout my frame, I jumped at the chance to find…
  • Backlight and the bloke

    Brian Matiash
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    I only got to experience two sunsets at Byron Bay in Australia and both were spectacular. On the evening of the first sunset, I was frantically running around looking for different photos to take of the ocean, the surfers, and the landscape. Admittedly, I didn’t get to really enjoy the sunset for what it was. I decided to fix that on the following evening. This time, I just kept to laying back and watching everything unfold. In front of me was this bloke who, just by looking at, seemed to exude charisma and a lifetime worth of stories. At least, that’s what I conjured up in my own…
  • Improve your composition by using obstacles

    Brian Matiash
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Originally posted on Photofocus.com I’m sure many of you photographers reading this post can sympathize with the plight of ever-maneuvering ourselves and our cameras around so that we can omit any obstacles from our frame. Whether we’re contorting in some undiscovered yoga position or have our tripods defying gravity with the way they’re being balanced, we go to great lengths to remove obstacles. And in a lot of cases, it’s probably warranted. Why have them there? They’ll only serve as distractions, right? Well…. not so fast. What if you simply…
  • Photo Tip: Making Your Old Images Feel New Again

    Brian Matiash
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Originally posted on Photofocus.com I’ve been thinking about this photo tip for a while, mostly because I make it a habit to review my archive from years ago. As photographers who constantly practice and learn new things, it is natural for our sensibilities to evolve. What we thought looked good before may not today. This can be attributed to a number of reasons, each of which may have large or subtle effects on what we find visually pleasing. We’re spending more time than ever looking at other people’s work. We read articles and watch tutorials on techniques that we may…
 
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • My Hot Pink Mandevilla

    Lily Hydrangea
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:26 pm
    If the sun comes out, tomorrow I will take a full view photograph of this Mandevilla growing in my backyard. She exceeded all of my expectations in that the first two I tried to grow over the last couple of summers didn't do so well. One never flowered and the other barely flowered. I brought this one back to New York from my friend's home in Virginia with her suggestion that I only keep Miss Pretty outside during the day & bring her in every night until the weather turned markedly warmer. As you can see, it worked - not to mention she is still going strong two weeks into October! Her hot…
  • View From the Top

    Lily Hydrangea
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    I love the Ferris Wheel and every year when the Columbus Day Fair comes to Farmingdale, I make sure to take a ride on it.
  • Last Night's Magic Hour

    Lily Hydrangea
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    If you look carefully, you can see a blanket of grey sky hanging over Farmingdale. Somehow a sliver of sun large enough to make a difference, escaped from underneath it all to create this magical light effect.
  • The Mandevilla in All its Glory

    Lily Hydrangea
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    As of last week, Autumn is officially here but you'd never know it with yesterday's 80 degree temperatures. Check out these scenes from Farmingdale State College Teaching Garden.
  • Favorite Autumn Flowers

    Lily Hydrangea
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    These pretty things are still going strong in my backyard garden. I will miss them when they are gone.
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    artenthu.com

  • Hello world!

    artenthu.com
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    WordPress へようこそ。これは最初の投稿です。編集もしくは削除してブログを始めてください !
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    ViewBug Blog

  • My Tilted Camera Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their shots taken with a tilted camera in this photo contest. Tilted photography has recently gain a lot of popularity based on the increase of available point and shoot cameras such as mobile phones. (not to be confused with Tilt Shift). Moving the camera to creative angles can result in amazing additions to the overall composition of the photo with naturally added visual effects. A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Kristi Bonnei. Kristi Bonney is a freelance photographer based in Washington state, specializing in…
  • Street Signs Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing street signs for a chance to win a Zenfolio account. Zenfolio is the best all-in-one solution for photographers to display, share, and sell their work online. A big thank you to guest judge Todd Williams. Todis an editorial and commercial photographer who was born and raised in central Minnesota. Todd moved to New York City in 1995 where he worked under the tutelage of respected photographers like Gregory Heisler, Howard Schatz and Keneth Willardt. Todd’s specific lighting techniques and unique camera perspectives…
  • Women and Flowers Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their beautiful entries in the photo contest for a chance to win a Sony DSC-QX10 Lens. A big thank you to Hiro for his collaboration ad a guest judge. “I cut off poetic space by my iphone. I like the atmosphere with which the loneliness of human beings and grand nature has lived together.” Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “IMG_1884-Edit-Edit-2″ by qazalmaroufi “What an amazing portrait with the flower.  The light is perfect here and I love how the use of light and the colors in this photo accentuates the…
  • Behind The Lens With mehmetKOZAL – photo ‘What’s in there?”

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:02 am
    Here is something we can learn from mehmetKOZAL about the techniques and story behind this awarded photo.   1. mehmetKOZAL,where did you take this photo? Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom 2. What time of day? 23 August 2013, 16:26:49 3. Anything worth sharing about lighting? The weather was moderately cloudy at that moment, so that helped to diffuse the sunlight. Also the sun is always stays at low angle in Scotland because it is in North. These two factors together created really soft shadows and soft light on the subject. Also I was lucky that there wasn’t any tall buildings…
  • Old and Rusty Photo Contest Finalists!

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots of rusty and classic items in this Mystery Photo Contest! Rusty items are great subjects to capture, usually telling a great story representing the past. Be sure to browse the gallery within this contest and view a collection of inspirational images that will ignite your creativity to get new images from old and possibly forgotten items. Stay tuned for the upcoming Mystery Photo Contests! A special thanks to all the photographers that helped us find the following winners by voting for their favorite shots. We truly appreciate…
 
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*

  • How to Win $325 Giveaway of Food Bloggers Bundle

    Neel
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    It’s Here. Our biggest giveaway so far. We are giving away $325 worth of giveaway. This includes food blogging pro program, Print Books on Food Photography, Food Styling and Writing, 8 eBooks on Food Photography and 10-Week Training on Food Photography. All this to one person who will enter the giveaway (and play the game smartly ) Here’s what’s included in more detail: What’s included: Let’s look at details of what’s included as part of this giveaway. Giveaway Item #1 – 6-month subscription to Food Blogger Pro What is Food Blogger Pro? Food Blogger…
  • What’s Cooking at LFP HQ

    Neel
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    It’s been about a month since the Free Food Photography Course 30 Days to Better Food Photos ended. It has been more than three years since we first started this food photography course.. and every year, participants have send so much love our way that here at LFP HQ we’ve been overwhelmed. Several thousand people have “graduated” from this 30 Day course and it’s just been amazing to watch “students” get better. Wanna know what’s coming up next? Read on to know more (including about $325 giveaway)… Time to Celebrate There is so much to…
  • How to Use Direction and Quality of Light to Enhance Your Food Photos

    Neel
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    Today we have Taylor Mathis from photographing FOOD series to show us how to use light direction correctly and enhance your food photos. Taylor is a food photographer from Charlotte, NC and will show you the concepts with simple subjects. Take it away Taylor. I’m going to show you how lighting direction and lighting quality can have a great impact on the look of your image. To keep the emphasis on the differences in lighting setups, I’m using honey and greek yogurt as my props. For this shot, I want to keep it simple. Just the honey, a glass jar, and a wooden honey dipper. The…
  • Announcing… 30 Days to Better Food Photos – 2014 Edition

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

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

  • Iceland Tour 2014 Travelogue Part 2 (Podcast 444)

    Martin Bailey
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    This week we continue our travelogue of my recent Iceland Tour & Workshop with Tim Vollmer, and 14 amazing photographer participants as we traveled around this incredible country. 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. Geysir We pick up the trail today on September 25, as we headed over to Geysir (right), to photograph the geyser there, and as I mentioned at the end of the part 1 in this series, this is actually where we got the English word geyser from. The water erupts from this…
  • Complete Photography Bundle Helping You & Charity!

    Martin Bailey
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    I’m blown away by the global response to the Complete Photography Bundle II 5 Day Deal sale. So far, global sales (not mine, but all contributors) have resulted in $25,000+ being raised for charity in just 12 hours! If you haven’t already picked up your copy, you can grab it here -> http://mbp.ac/5dd And if you aren’t sure you want it yet, just take a look at what you’ll find inside below. $2,000+ of photography tools & training, from the worlds top pros for just $89! It’s too good to pass up. Pretty much any one of these packages from people like David…
  • The Complete Photography Bundle II from 5 Day Deal!

    Martin Bailey
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    We all want to become better photographers, right? There are lots of ways to study, and improve your craft, but the best education and tools can mount up to a significant amount of money. What if you could get over $2000 worth of world class education and tools, all bundled up together, for one ridiculously low price? And, what if it also helped some very worthy charities? Well, it’s our lucky day – or 5 days! I’m really excited to tell you about The Complete Photography Bundle II that has just gone on sale, for 5 Days ONLY! This is quite possibly the biggest online…
  • Iceland Tour 2014 Travelogue Part 1 (Podcast 442)

    Martin Bailey
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:51 am
    This week, we start to retrace my steps from this year’s Iceland Tour & Workshop, as I travelled that beautiful country for 12 days with an amazing group of photographers, and my partner for this tour, Tim Vollmer. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. This year’s tour ran from Sept 22 to Oct 3, with the first and last days being all about getting people into and out of Reykjavik, so it’s 10 full photography days. Actually, for those that are already in town early…
  • Craft & Vision PHOTOGRAPH No.9 Now Available!

    Martin Bailey
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:46 pm
    The Craft & Vision Magazine PHOTOGRAPH No.9 has just been released! Elegant and simple. Black and white. Delineation of space and shape. Like the refined effortlessness of a great image, Issue 9 of PHOTOGRAPH magazine is newly redesigned! To be totally honest, when I first viewed this issue on my computer, I didn’t get it. Especially as a contributing author, I was not impressed by the fact that most of my images were now being scrunched into a portrait orientation page. But then I noticed the link to David duChemin’s Viewing Notes. If you follow these instructions, the new…
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    Jim Brandenburg

  • Pic of the Week (October 17, 2014): NW685, Autumn Impressionism

    Brandenburg Gallery
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    "Impressionism is related to daydreaming, and even a camera with an eye lapsing to slur vision. Daydreamers see the world this way, restful somehow, while still taking in motion. This golden time of autumn, melancholy for the last color on its way, rustles the mind."~ MilliRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg GalleryPic of the Week (October 17, 2014): NW685, Autumn ImpressionismPic 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…
  • Pic of the Week: AK140, Denali Broad Valley

    Brandenburg Gallery
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    I had not really noticed this photograph until we were selecting some to be framed on canvas for display in the gallery. I randomly pulled this up and I thought "My heavens…why did I not see this before." It is in the gallery now, on canvas, and it is stunning. ~ MarciaRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg GalleryPic of the Week (October 10, 2014): AK140, Denali Broad ValleyPic 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…
  • Pic of the Week (October 3, 2014): IM20 Sheep at Lake Ocheda

    Brandenburg Gallery
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    The LikenessWhen I came forth this morn I sawQuite twenty cloudlets in the air;And then I saw a flock of sheep,Which told me how these clouds came there.That flock of sheep, on that green grass,Well might it lie so still and proud!Its likeness had been drawn in heaven,On a blue sky, in silvery cloud.I gazed me up, I gazed me down,And swore, though good the likeness was,’Twas a long way from justice doneTo such white wool, such sparkling grass.W. H. Davies~ DianeRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg GalleryPic of the Week (October 3, 2014): IM20 Sheep at Lake OchedaPic of the Week features the images…
  • Pic of the Week: Sunlit Prairie Meadow - France

    Jayne H
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    "The calming effect of nature is always the best antidote. Here are subtle variations on a theme of light, shifting and swaying with the grasses, beneath an ocean of sky."~ MilliRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg GalleryPic of the Week (September 26, 2014): FR181 Sunlit Prairie Meadow - FrancePic 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…
  • Pic of the Week (September 19, 2014): AK119 Young Fox Stare

    Brandenburg Gallery
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:21 pm
    I'm picking another close-up this week, Young Fox Stare. This little guy has the sweetest face, no wonder we anthropomorphize animals. ~ MarciaRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg GalleryPic of the Week (September 19, 2014): AK119 Young Fox StarePic 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 (Sep. 19 - Sep.
 
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    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog

  • 4 Tips for Shooting Better Natural Light Portraits

    Dan Bailey
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    Photographing portraits with off camera flash is awesome. Even with a single flash and a small soft box, you can bend, shape and wrangle the light in any number of ways to accentuate your subject matter and get some very cool results. … Continue reading →
  • Fuji X Camera Survives 3 Months Out in the Elements, and a Bear Attack!

    Dan Bailey
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    One of my readers just shared an amazing story with me that I had to pass along. Back in early July, Claire was hiking in Colorado and lost her Fuji X20 somewhere on the trail. She didn’t elaborate on how this happened, … Continue reading →
  • What Kind of Alaska Photo Workshop Would Interest You?

    Dan Bailey
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    I’m starting to put together my Alaska Photo Treks photography workshop schedule for 2015 and wanted to get your input. There are so many amazing things to photograph up here, and I figure if you’re going to consider coming all the … Continue reading →
  • Photographing Cyclocross – Tips for Shooting Action

    Dan Bailey
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Of all the action subjects that I tackle, cylcocross racing is one of my favorite sports to shoot. In some ways it’s easy. Being a circuit course with roughly an hour of laps, I can camp out at great spot and … Continue reading →
  • My Pick for The Best Memory Card

    Dan Bailey
    2 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    Cameras keep getting better every year, which is awesome. Higher capacity buffers allow you to capture huge bursts of RAW files without having the camera lock up. This is crucial when shooting sports and action, even when photographing people and lifestyle. Expressions … Continue reading →
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    burn magazine

  • justin maxon – heaven’s gain

    claudia
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    Emerging Photographer Fund – 2014 Finalist   This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls ESSAY CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT EPF 2014 – finalist Justin Maxon Heaven’s Gain play this essay   July 5th, 2013. ‘Hey Bro, well its 7 months today since you was taken away from us… I know you don’t want to see us down & heart broken. It is going to get harder b4 it get easy but we trying.’ Since the murder of her twin brother…
  • kiana hayeri – jense degar (the other sex)

    burn magazine
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    Emerging Photographer Fund Honorable Mention – under 30 EPF 2014 Talent   This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls ESSAY CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT Honorable Mention – under 30 EPF talent Kiana Hayeri “Jense Degar” (The Other Sex) play this essay   Under Islamic laws, homosexuality is not recognized and is considered to be a sin. Contrary to what is often reported in the media about the Iranian government stand, the LGBT community in…
  • birte kaufmann – the travellers – ireland`s biggest minority group

    burn magazine
    12 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Emerging Photographer Fund – 2014 Runner Up   This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls ESSAY CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT EPF 2014 runner up Birte Kaufmann The Travellers – Ireland`s Biggest Minority Group play this essay   My ongoing photography project “The Travellers”, gives insight into the everyday life of Ireland’s largest minority group. This group has a nomadic origin, stemming from the tradition of migrant workers. As…
  • alessandro penso – Lost Generation : this is the story of young, unaccompanied migrants in greece

    burn magazine
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    Emerging Photographer Fund – 2014 Winner   This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls ESSAY CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT EPF 2014 winner Alessandro Penso Lost Generation : This is the Story of Young, Unaccompanied Migrants in Greece play this essay   Hundreds, thousands, hidden in the abandoned industrial areas that surround the port of Patras or in the old disused train station in the centre of Corinth. I found them in the “urban holes” that…
  • EPF 2014 – the winners

    burn magazine
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
            EPF 2014 WINNERS   Alessandro Penso, winner – $10,000 Birte Kaufmann, runner-up – $3,000 Kiana Hayeri, honorable mention     EPF 2014 FINALISTS   (in alphabetical order – out of a total of 1135 entries) Laia Abril Dominic Bracco II Max Cabello Orcasitas Marco Casino Alejandro Cegarra Stephen Dock Ditte Haarlov Johnsen Meeri Koutaniemi Justin Maxon Annalisa Natali Murri Jordi Pizarro Valerio Polici     The full essays of the winners and finalists will be published here on BURN over the next few days and weeks, as well as…
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    1000 Words Photography Magazine Blog

  • Archisle: The Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme 2015

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    Archisle: The Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme, hosted by the Société Jersiaise (Jersey Society) in the British Channel Island of Jersey promotes contemporary photography through an ongoing programme of exhibitions, education and commissions. The Archisle project connects photographic archives, contemporary practice and experiences of island cultures and geographies through the development of a space for creative discourse between Jersey and international practitioners.       Archisle is currently inviting applications for the position of Photographer…
  • Rebecoming, The Other European Travellers @ Flowers Gallery, London 10 September-10 October

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    RebecomingThe Other European TravellersFlowers Gallery, London. 10 September-11 October 2014Virglio Ferreira, Henrik Malmstrm, Tereza Zelenkova and Lucy Levene Curated by Tim Clark, 1000 WordsVirgílio Ferreira, Being and Becoming, 2013. Injet print on cotton fine art paper, 70 x 47 cm.1000 Words is delighted to announce a group exhibition featuring the four winners of the inaugural 1000 Words Award at Flowers Gallery, London this September.Rebecoming brings together newly commissioned works from four artists Virglio Ferreira, Henrik Malmstrm, Tereza Zelenkova and Lucy Levene. Focusing on…
  • Sean O’Hagan: “If you don’t annoy some people some of the time, you’re not doing your job properly!”

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

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

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

  • A Little Fishing On The Siletz River

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Yesterday, I took a day off and did what every fisherman, working or not, wants to do...go fishing on a Monday!I went with a Guide, Bob and, one other fine gentleman from Salem to fish for Chinook in the Siletz River.  We were pretty successful!We started at daylight and once we put our lines in had a fish within about ten minutes. There was a lot of slack time but finally landed three more and were limited out by around noon.Normally, I post lots of pictures. Well, it was raining cats and big fish! I was concerned about my camera. Fishing On The Siletz RiverFishing On The Siletz…
  • Pictures Of Boats In The Yaquina River And Bay

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Since I live in Newport, Oregon is convenient to photograph old boats...some sailboats and other old fishing boats that are on the Yaquina River and in the Bay.The first boat here has to go back to (just a guess) the 1920's. Hey! It's still afloat!The second image is of a wooden sloop and looks to be in pretty good shape.The third shot is definitely of an old timer and as well as the red, white and blue one in the fourth photo. If you like what you see on my blog, please help support it by going to my Fine Art America Photography site to check out my photography. It can be purchased in a…
  • Marine Discovery Tours - Newport

    10 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Young folks. like myself get around! One rainy day, not so long ago my wife and I went on a Marine Discovery Tour in Newport, Oregon. Hey! A river cruise.It was for seniors only and, for the most part, locals only. The weather had been beautiful weeks before and weeks after but, not that day.The boat tour consisted of going up the Yaquina River as far as an oyster processing plant and, back again, with a side trip under the Yaquina Bay Bridge, almost to the bar but not quite.Actually, a pretty long cruise. Lots of great snack food was provided by the local Newport Senior Center.The crew was…
  • Old Cars Don't Just Don't Die Some Last Forever

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    If you are into cool old cars take a look at these! There are some real beauties here.Folks have taken the time to rebuild some of the finest automobiles that will ever be...far cry from where we are today where every car practically looks the same.Hey! There are even a couple of sports cars here...1954 Jaquar and a 1935 Auburn.1938 Packard1904 Oldmobile1909 Brush1954 Jaquar1936 Pierce Arrow1935 Auburn Boattail1907 Peugott1932 PackardIf you like what you see on my blog, please help support it by going to my Fine Art America Photography site to check out my photography. It can be purchased in…
  • Some Pictures Of Cool Flowers

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    These are some old shots of flowers from when I lived in Oregon City. I particularly love Begonias, well Iris, Glads, Dahlias and Roses, too!Flower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower Pictures Flower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower PicturesIf you like what you see on my blog, please help support it by going to my Fine Art America Photography site to check out my photography. It can be purchased in a variety of print formats, greeting cards and custom phone cases! (See Below!) All Rights Reserved My Oregon Photography Blog, Thom Zehrfeld, Copyrighted…
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    ezprints Blog

  • A Pocket Sized DIY Camera Stabilizer That Costs About $1 To Make

    ezprints
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:49 pm
    A Pocket Sized DIY Camera Stabilizer That Costs About $1 To Make is a post from: ezprints Blog A monopod made from string and a bolt is an old photographers trick that can help to eliminate vertical movement and greatly reduce horizontal movement while taking photos. While it’s not necessarily a full time replacement for a tripod, the handy DIY project can certainly help you out in a bind when you need stabilization [...] The post A Pocket Sized DIY Camera Stabilizer That Costs About $ 1 To Make appeared first on DIY Photography. click below to read the full original post by the…
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions updated

    ezprints
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions updated is a post from: ezprints Blog From the outside, Canon’s PowerShot G7 X enthusiast compact looks like the S-series models that came before it, but inside it’s an entirely different story. The G7 X offers a 20MP 1″-type BSI CMOS sensor, a 24-100mm equiv. F1.8-2.8 lens and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. We’ve made a substantial update to our First Impressions Review of the G7 X including a writeup of our shooting experience and performance tests. Read more click below to read the full original post by the…
  • Kúla Bebe

    ezprints
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Kúla Bebe is a post from: ezprints Blog Kúla Inventions is launching a new product that will enable 3D photography with smartphones. Read more and comment » click below to read the full original post by the authorPhotography Blog – Newshttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/photographyblog/~3/q43PRdNGkLg/story01.htm
  • Nokia Lumia 735 test pictures

    ezprints
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Nokia Lumia 735 test pictures is a post from: ezprints Blog Nokia Lumia 735 picture gallery : Microsoft has introduced a new mid-range smartphone. The Nokia Lumia 735 is a Windows Phone with a beautiful design. The device runs on Windows Phone 8.1 and features a powerful quad-core processor and 1GB RAM. However, what makes the Lumia 735 special is its camera feature. The smartphone is specially designed for making Selfies and using Skype for video calling. Besides the regular 6.7 megapixel camera on the back, there is also a front camera with 5 megapixel resolution and a wide angle lens. This…
  • AsukaBook Launch Curve And Vista Layflat Book

    ezprints
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    AsukaBook Launch Curve And Vista Layflat Book is a post from: ezprints Blog Asukabook has announced the launch of two new photobooks to their range. click below to read the full original post by the authorePHOTOzinehttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Ephotozine/~3/38yv0B4DtjM/asukabook-launch-two-new-photobook-products–26411
 
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    Quotidian Photography by Jessica

  • Nathaniel - One Year Old!

    Jessica Mironov
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    I can't believe I haven't shared this session before - it was such a beautiful day. It was Nathaniel's first birthday, and although he started out a little frowny, he got smiley pretty quickly.He was a little cautious with this cake at first, but then he got into it.Yum!And then it was time to get clean!Such a handsome family.Thanks guys for such a fun session! I love it when clients come up with such great ideas for photos and really put effort into planning the session. Then we end up with great photos like these!*Want to schedule a session with me? Contact me here!*
  • Film Friday - A Whole Roll of Velvia After a Storm in the Dominican Republic

    Jessica Mironov
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    For this Film Friday I thought I'd repeat the exercise of putting up a whole roll of film (which is 12 photos when you shoot 120 film in a 6x6 camera, as I do). I did this once before with a roll of black and white film in Montreal, but that roll was shot over two days, while this roll I shot in maybe an hour and a half after a rainstorm one evening.I love the moodiness of these photos, but I also can't help but think that they're a bit too dark to really feel like me, and I'm not overly pleased with the way the shadows are rendering - no real detail, but they don't go to black quite either.
  • Jillian and Eliot - Overdue!

    Jessica Mironov
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I photographed this stunning, amazing wedding last year and somehow it never made it onto the blog. Here are a few photos, and I promise (cross my heart!) that a proper, full-length post of images will be up soon. It was a truly incredible day. You'll see.
  • Kittens and Puppies for Caturday

    Jessica Mironov
    11 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    I'm not really sad, this is just my face.I watched a video on the internet recently about kittens.OK, maybe more than just one. But one in particular struck me, a video called Giant Men Meet Tiny Kittens, wherein some dudes (who are maybe not petite, but whom I wouldn't call giant exactly) pretend to be nervous around cats, then they meet some kittens and ultimately they are charmed by them (spoiler alert). Not all that far-fetched, really. Who isn't charmed by kittens?In that spirit, this Saturday I have some kittens who would like to charm you. They're pretty darn cute, really, and so I…
  • Film Friday - Dominican Republic Beaches on Ektar

    Jessica Mironov
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:19 pm
    *Interested in a film or digital portrait session? Please contact me for details!**Want to see more film? Check out all the Film Friday posts!*
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    Faded + Blurred

  • Digging In

    Jeffery Saddoris
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:18 pm
    One of my least favorite parts of developing new projects is that lull that inevitably occurs between the initial brainstorming-slash-white boarding of ideas and making any measurable progress towards their realization. During this time you’re typically making sketches, laying scenes out on index cards, pouring foundations, writing base code, etc., and it’s frustrating because this part of the project is crucial to everything that follows. It can also be the hardest to get through. It’s what I call the Resolve Phase – where hours of work can easily become weeks or even months…
  • Where Do We Go From Here?

    Jeffery Saddoris
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Last week, we made a pretty major announcement regarding the future of Faded + Blurred. Now that I’ve had a week to let the whole thing soak in, I wanted to provide a little more context on why and what it actually means moving forward. Before that, however, I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to write in. We received dozens of emails, tweets, G+ messages and texts offering thoughts on what F+B has meant over the past several years and for that I can’t thank you enough. An overwhelming number of you also wrote in asking us not to take F+B down at year’s end,…
  • Five For Friday #128

    Nicole Rae
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol This is the 50th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition presented by London’s Natural History Museum and the BBC. While the winners have not been announced, they just recently announced the 50 finalists and every single one is incredible. They were picked from over 41,000 entries and the winners will be unveiled on October 21 after which there will be an exhibit touring all over the UK and the world. [via Distractify] Shandor Barcs’ photographic series Family…
  • Tools For Your Kit

    Jeffery Saddoris
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:34 pm
     A quest makes you a better person as you embrace the challenge and adapt to unexpected circumstances. – Chris Guillebeau I don’t know that I believe the adage that everything happens for a reason, but I do believe in serendipity – those lightning in a bottle moments when the planets all seem to align and allow us to see things in a way that we simply couldn’t before. In Pulp Fiction, Jules describes one to Vincent as “what alcoholics refer to as a moment of clarity.” Over the past several months I’ve experienced an above average number of them.
  • On Taking Pictures #126: Flying Trapeze

    Jeffery Saddoris
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:07 pm
    This week, we talk about leaping into the unknown and how empowering it can be to make the transition from “whether to move” into “how to move.” Also, how much editorial control would you give up for money? Monster celebrity shooter Sam Jones is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2014/otp-126.mp3   Show Home on 5by5.tv   Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast RSS Feed Show Notes This week’s assignment on the On Taking Pictures Google+ Community: #upclose About The New Album: “My Father Was A Sailor” | North Atlantic Explorers…
 
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    Snapfactory

  • The Where To Start Chart

    Mark Wallace
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    The Where To Start Chart is a tools designed to help beginning photographers navigate the settings on their camera. The chart is an interactive PDF file with links to hours of free photography tutorials. If you get to a spot and are unsure what something means, just click the box to watch a video about that topic.
  • Calibrating Your Monitor

    Mark Wallace
    21 Jun 2014 | 5:15 pm
    In this episode Mark walks you through the process of calibrating your computer monitor using X-Rite color management tools.
  • 48 Hour Photoshoot

    Mark Wallace
    12 Feb 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Years ago I became acquainted with the work of Mona Kuhn. Her work is stunning, but what I found most interesting was her process. Mona frequently develops friendships with her subjects and photographs them over days, weeks, even months. Making photos in this fashion allows her to capture moments that are more intimate and natural. It’s something I’ve always wanted to try. A few years ago I began experimenting with my process. I hired the same models regularly to try to facilitate a more comfortable working relationship. I booked longer sessions. I booked sessions on back to back days.
  • The Many Looks of the 1 Light Portrait

    Mark Wallace
    31 Jan 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Join Profoto and Mark Wallace on February 19, 1pm EST and learn about the many looks that can be achieved using a 1-light set-up. It is all about light shaping. Sign up today and join us for this free webinar. The webinar takes place on February 19 at 7PM CET (10AM Los Angeles, 1PM New York, 6PM London, 7PM Paris, +2AM Beijing, +3AM Tokyo, +5AM Sydney).
  • New Lightroom 5 Features

    kelsey
    29 Jan 2014 | 1:06 pm
    In this episode, Mark explores his 4 favorite features of the new Adobe Lightroom 5. He’ll talk about the Upright tool, Radial Gradients and his absolute favorite new feature – the healing brush. Mark will show us how easy it is to fix a crooked photo and take something completely out of photo, all in Adobe Lightroom 5. Gear used in this video Adobe Photoshop Lightroom V5 Software, Windows and Mac OS Adobe Photoshop Lightroom V5 Upgrade, Windows and Mac OS
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    Photography Life

  • Magnum Photographer René Burri Passed Away Today

    Nasim Mansurov
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:28 pm
    After a long battle with cancer, legendary Swiss photographer René Burri passed away today at the age of 81 in Zurich. If you are not familiar with René Burri’s work, he was the photographer that captured such famous people as Che Guevara, Pablo Picasso, Winston Churchill, Richard Nixon and make others. He covered wars and conflicts with his storytelling imagery and created some of the most iconic images in photography history. You can read more about René Burri on this Wikipedia article. He worked for Magnum since 1956 and you can see a lot of his work on this page at Magnum…
  • Save $600 on Nikon D750 and 24-120mm f/4G VR Bundle

    Nasim Mansurov
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    It is not the holiday season yet and we are already getting those hard to resist deals. Today’s deal is for the newly announced Nikon D750 (read our extensive review), which you can get together with the Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G VR lens (see our review) for $2,996.95 at B&H Photo Video and other retailers. The D750 body only costs $2,299 and the lens goes for $1,299, so that’s an instant $600 discount on the bundle.It is a great lens for the price and it couples really well with the D750 – definitely a duo we would recommend. Even if you already have this lens, if you are…
  • Nikon D750 AF Performance with TCs + More Image Samples

    Nasim Mansurov
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    I have been testing the autofocus capabilities of the Nikon D750 during this weekend with several lens and TC (teleconverter) combinations to see how well the camera will perform in terms of accuracy and AF reliability. The first lens that I tested out was the new Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E VR lens, which I used with and without teleconverters. I am planning to review this lens later this year, so I needed to get as many image samples as possible in different situations, with all three Nikon TCs. Like the 800mm f/5.6E VR monster, the 400mm f/2.8E VR is a stellar lens with amazing optics, but also…
  • Vello Econo Auto Focus Extension Tube Set for Nikon 1 Mount Review

    Thomas Stirr
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Many people who own Nikon 1 camera gear have an interest in close up photography. Unfortunately at the time of writing of this article there was no 1 Nikon macro lens available. Photographers can use their DX or FX Nikkor macro lenses on their Nikon 1 bodies by using an FT-1 adapter. I’ve done this in the past with my Nikkor 105mm Micro f/2.8 and found that the resulting set-up felt unbalanced as the lens dwarfed my V2 body. The autofocus on my macro lens tended to hunt quite a bit when used with the FT-1 I for close up work. As a result I typically used it on a tripod and manually focused…
  • Recommended Nikon D750 Settings

    Nasim Mansurov
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:26 am
    Now that I have completed the Nikon D750 review, I thought it would be a good time to provide an article with the recommended settings for the camera. Just like other Nikon full-frame cameras, the D750 is an advanced camera with many different menus and settings. In this article, I want to provide some information on what I personally use and shortly explain what some of the important settings do. Please do keep in mind that while these work for me, it does not mean that everyone else should be shooting with exactly the same settings. The below information is provided as a guide for those…
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    Photo Infos

  • Grab The Newest Cam on the Market and Go Capture Life!

    28 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    September 25, 2014 11:57 AM Eastern Daylight Time - RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The eagerly anticipated Polaroid Cube lifestyle action video camera is now shipping and cracking open the high-octane action market for everyday consumers who want to capture videos with friends, family or pets anywhere. In recent months, the camera has piqued everyone’s interest, as the Polaroid Cube is a cute, fun, lighthearted camera that truly embodies the Polaroid DNA. Offered in a variety of eye-catching colors with the iconic Polaroid Color Spectrum emblazoned around it much like a racing…
  • ProCamera 8 for iOS 8 brings the best HDR and manual controls for iPhone

    28 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Cocologics has released their newest update: ProCamera 8 for iOS 8! ProCamera 8 brings the best HDR, manual controls for exposure, ISO, color temperature and tint, and a slow motion video player to mobile photographySan Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 - Cocologics has released their newest update: ProCamera 8 for iOS 8! ProCamera 8 brings the best HDR, manual controls for exposure, ISO, color temperature and tint, and a slow motion video player to mobile photography. ProCamera 8 is a photo, video, and editing app bursting with state-of-the-art technology! ProCamera has been setting…
  • BenVista releases PhotoZoom Pro 6

    23 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    ARNHEM, September 22, 2014 – Today BenVista announced the release of their new photo resizing software PhotoZoom Pro 6. The product, available for OS X and Windows, works both as a stand-alone application and as a plug-in for various host programs such as Photoshop.The PhotoZoom series is specialized in enlarging (and downsizing) digital images while preserving maximum quality. It is the only software to use BenVista's in-house developed S-Spline resize technology. With PhotoZoom Pro 6, BenVista says to have further improved the technology, which has been under development for the past…
  • Sigma Corporation announces a pair of 150-600mms with advanced features and optics

    21 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    RONKONKOMA, N.Y — September 12, 2014 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, has announced two new 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM high-performance, hyper-telephoto zoom lenses that celebrate significant optical and build advancements. The two lens designs vary in size and use, and add to the company’s impressive roster of Contemporary and Sports lenses in the Global Vision lineup.(Image: Sigma Corporation announces a pair of 150-600mms with advanced…
  • New Photo Distribution Site Goes Live

    14 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    Pixlater, an easy-to-use, super slick online tool that automatically distributes amateur and professional photographers’ photos to their favorite photography sharing websites launches its public Beta. (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 - Photographers who wish to become members of the Pixlater photo distribution site are invited to send their request via this link: http://www.pixlater.com/signup.Simon Gelfand, cofounder of Pixlater, said the new website and product, called Pixlater, is the only product currently available for social photo sharing targeted for professional photographers.“We…
 
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    Jasmine Star Photography Blog

  • How to Pose Stiff Clients

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:44 am
    Dear Jasmine, I've been in the industry about five years now. I've heard other photographers say that romantic sessions are their favorites because couples are so in love and easygoing. However, nearly every couple I've photographed shows up to a session nervous, stiff, and full of plastic smiles with jitters. They're rarely down for candid photos and just stare blankly at me despite my efforts. My personality is laid-back, casual, and I try all the tricks to make the couple comfortable - but at some point there's only so much I can do. How do I educate clients to loosen up? How do I create…
  • How to Shoot Wedding Photos in Low Light

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Dear Jasmine, I'm emailing you about how to shoot reception photos of the dancing. I was a second shooter for my first wedding EVER this past Saturday. It was on a yacht. When I got home and blew up all the photos in Bridge for me to analyze in detail I noticed that my weakest area of shooting is during the reception, when all of the guests are dancing. The first dance photos were totally fine, but I got maybe two good shots out of the 80-90 I took during that hour when the guests were dancing. I tried changing the ISO on my DSLR, and toggling the f-stop to try different things and nothing…
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Polo

    15 Oct 2014 | 11:24 pm
    It appears my dog has two distinct personalities. One morning, one night. All day Polo follows JD like a shadow. Wants JD to walk him, JD to feed him, JD to play with him. My dog--in all his divaness--basically lets me know he's just not that into me. But at sunset? Polo treats sunset like he's the prince who found Cinderella's slipper. He searches me out in the house and wants to snuggle. He drags his toys into a pile at my feet, like a peace offering. His charms work on me like magic and I often find myself carrying him like a baby as I walk to the kitchen, later taking him upstairs for…
  • The Garrison New York Wedding : Gopi+Eric

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:03 pm
    She asked out of town guests to bring sunshine in their back pocket with them to New York. The forecast of 100% rain on her wedding day, but Gopi hoped nature would bend the rules, just this time. Her wedding was almost a decade in the making and she wanted nothing more than to marry her soul mate on a beautiful day in the Hudson Valley. Eric and Gopi met in college during their freshman year. They became friends and quickly aligned their schedules to ensure their free time was spent together. When Eric returned home on a holiday break, he admitted to his best friend there was a girl in the…
  • Caitlin Crosby + The Giving Keys

    12 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about how fear holds us back from pursuing new dreams and it wasn't some esoteric blog post...it was a real-time narrative to what was going on behind-the-scenes in my life. You see, I wanted to tell stories leveraging writing, video, and photo, but I didn't know where to start. I had a big dream, but couldn't even take a small first step. I was completely paralyzed by the unknown.I reached out to Caitlin Crosby of The Giving Keys and asked if she'd be willing to take a chance and let me tell her story. To my delight, she agreed. On the outside, it appears she gave me…
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  • View 347: Disney Vacationing

    Scott Thomas Photography
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    What a vacation with a wedding in the middle of it.  Here are a few photos from the scrapbook. See Text for Details. Let us start with the three down the left side from top to bottom: Enjoying a Konk Kooler on Castaway Cay with the Disney Dream cruise ship in the background, meeting Captain Jack Sparrow on a Caribbean island and talking with a camel (long story, check my Twitter feed for it) in Epcot’s Morocco pavilion. I got to meet and TALK with Mickey Mouse in the Town Square Theater on Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Wonderfully entertaining technology.
  • View 346: Love is an Open Door

    Scott Thomas Photography
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Last weekend I had the honor and pleasure of escorting my daughter down the aisle to start her next life adventure. Photo © Doug Fenster The newlyweds had a beautiful day to start their lives together. Photo © Doug Fenster To Ally and Joshua Reeves…
  • View 345: Goodbye to Summer

    Scott Thomas Photography
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    It was a good summer. It started off with a tour of Syracuse at night beginning in Franklin Square. Statue of Ben Franklin in Franklin Square Park taken at blue hour during the Syracuse Area Photography Classes Teaching Tour: Syracuse at Night on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Nikon D700/24-120VR, 30s, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 24mm focal length, tripod. I had a lot of fun covering the Syracuse Crunch Summer Street Hockey series which included the annual Media Game.  The winning team included members of the media and Crunch front office. Team Axe posing with the Cup after winning the Syracuse Crunch…
  • View 344: Three National Parks Revisited

    Scott Thomas Photography
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    A year ago I posted a blog from the McDonald’s in Moab, Utah of the Three National Parks I had visited in the last week. This past week, I have been reviewing and editing photos from the trip and wanted to share three new photos. Grand Canyon National Park. Here is another photo from the sunset I photographed from Yavapai Point along the South Rim trail.  The play of sunlight and shadows on the massive rock formations as the Sun got lower in the sky made the canyon even more breathtaking. Sunset light in the Grand Canyon from Yavapai Point at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.
  • View 343: Northeast Mustang Meet

    Scott Thomas Photography
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    I love Ford Mustangs.  Have driven them for years with a couple of breaks for other cars. I always came back to a Mustang.  On Saturday, I attended the Northeast Mustang Meet at the Broome County Fairgrounds in Whitney Point, New York with hundreds of other Mustang fans. Ford Mustangs on display at the Northeast Mustang Meet at the Broome County Fairgrounds in Whitney Point, New York on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Click Here to see more photos from the 2014 Northeast Mustang Meet There were Mustangs from the very first edition which was introduced at the 1964 World’s Fair in New…
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  • Kiss me !

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    Thumbnail photography is  All rights reserved by  Seb Huruguen All photography below are copyrighted by their authors – Click on photos to see each license. Candle photo By Lanush By Clody By rachel devine By Seb Huruguen By Cari Ann Wayman By Extra Medium By Christopher Andrews Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • Stunning Leica M9 photos

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Thumbnail photography is  All rights reserved by 錢得樂 All photography below are copyrighted by their authors – Click on photos to see each license. Leica M9 photos By stephen cosh By  sparth By  sparth By J Howe By Reds. By 錢得樂 By Eric Kim. Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • Hasselblad photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Thumbnail photography is  All rights reserved b by po-pad. All photography below are copyrighted by their authors – Click on photos to see each license. Hasselblad photography Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • A tribute to Kodachrome Film

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    Thumbnail photography is  All rights reserved by Voxphoto All photography below are copyrighted by their authors – Click on photos to see each license. Kodachrome Film Kodachrome is a brand name for a non-substantive, color reversal film introduced by Eastman Kodak in 1935. It was one of the first successful color materials and was used for both cinematography and still photography. Because of its complex processing requirements, the film was sold process-paid in the United States until 1954 when a legal ruling prohibited this. Elsewhere,…
  • Red selective photography by Jean-Michel Leclercq

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:45 am
    Red selective photography Selective color Selective color is a post-processing technique where most of a photo is converted to black and white, but some parts are left in color. This is usually achieved by using layers and masks in photo editing software (Photoshop, SilverFast, Adobe Fireworksor The GIMP for example). A common application for selective color is portraiture, to keep the eyes and sometimes the lips in color, against an otherwise black-and-white photograph. Small regions of color in an otherwise monochrome image immediately draw…
 
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  • River Cafe NYC Wedding Photographers | Brooklyn Wedding Photographers

    G.E. Masana
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    “After choosing a spectacular wedding venue such as the River Cafe, we knew that we also needed to choose a spectacular photographer. We wanted somebody that not only had the experience required but also was passionate and unique; we found all of that in G.E. He is so talented and his expertise and professionalism exceeded our expectations. He is a perfectionist and he displays a true passion for his work. He is so careful and proud of each detail of the wedding photography process, and this is reflected in his final product. G.E. has a way of capturing the classic beauty of New…
  • Thousands of wedding moments lost forever for wedding couples

    G.E. Masana
    11 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    “Let’s step out for just one more photo.” That’s the infamous request coming from many wedding photographers looking to pull the couple out of their party for more shots. Being pulled out of their party has gotten so epidemic that most couples fear missing their wedding moments because of it. But ask yourself this question: Why must photographers pull you out of your party for photos anyway? It’s because taking pictures of people dancing gets repetitive fast, especially if it’s the same people on the dance floor. So when they’ve had enough of taking…
  • I Saw This Engagement Photo in my Camera, And it Made Me Sigh

    G.E. Masana
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    Are you engaged? Are you in or near the NYC area? Then you have to check this out: Engagement Portrait Session Giveaway The post I Saw This Engagement Photo in my Camera, And it Made Me Sigh appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • NYC Wedding in Central Park & Harlem

    G.E. Masana
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:17 pm
    “It is abundantly clear that you bring a great deal of sincere caring and expertise to your work.” - Kimberly Kimberly and Craig flew in from Missouri for a whirlwind wedding from a Central Park ceremony at Gapstow Bridge en route to the famous Red Rooster Restaurant in Harlem. Many thanks to Marisa Pena of Ultimate USA weddings for all the arrangements and ceremony, Ariston Florist for the floral arrangements. What was important to the bridal couple was that their photography be more journalistic than traditional. This was an encore wedding for both of them and they wanted to capture the…
  • Ritz Carlton, Battery Gardens NYC | New York City Wedding Photographers

    G.E. Masana
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    New York City Wedding Photography from the Ritz Carlton, New York Battery Park and Reception at Battery Gardens, NYC The post Ritz Carlton, Battery Gardens NYC | New York City Wedding Photographers appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
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  • Iceland Autumn

    Mike Walker
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:36 pm
    I had the good fortune to spend a couple of weeks in Iceland this fall and was thrilled by the spectacular color in the landscape. It was a great JKPW workshop with many opportunities to photograph waterfalls, glacial ice, rainbows and the amazing northern lights. It’s cloudy and rainy quite often in Iceland but we had several clear nights to see the incredible display in the sky. The image above was taken at sunrise on the southern coast of Iceland, near the mouth of the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon where chunks of ice float out into the Atlantic and wash up on the black sand beach.
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  • Love, a Clear Reflection ⎜ Puglia with its crystal waters makes the perfect place for a destination wedding

    Rochelle
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Love, a clear reflection ⎜ Puglia with its crystal waters makes the perfect place for a destination wedding The Mediterranean Sea is a dream destination, it wraps around Southern Italy and the region of Puglia. The undiscovered secrets of this unique area enticed me as the culture infused my photography during a destination wedding proving this ceremony had truly been one of a kind. Sprigs of lavender and olive branches, mementos from the surrounding landscape, scented the elegant gowns and endeared tuxedoes. Pumi pottery, a traditional symbol of good luck provided a resting place for…
  • A Taste of Puglia…Alberobello

    Rochelle
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:09 am
    Puglia, is a delightful part of Southern Italy only about a 4 hour (fun) train ride from Rome. Alberobello is a quaint town close to Bari and is famous for it cone-shaped rooftops called Trulli. On a recent visit to Puglia to photograph a destination wedding, I also traveled through this gorgeous town and studied its locations. The couple married in Polignano a Mare and had their inland reception in the “Trulli” region. Along the way, I stopped at a local Trulli farm where the animals lived in Trulli. Quite spectacular. It is a family run farm and produces milk and cheese run by…
  • Positano Wedding – Sposa Bagnata, Sposa Fortunata

    Rochelle
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:14 am
    Jennifer and Sia had a destination Positano wedding. One year ago to the date they met back home in California, They fell in love and decided to have a destination elopement. Actually, Jennifer had come across some photographs I had previously photographed in Positano and chose Positano through my images. (clap, clap) In Italy there is a saying: “Sposa bagnata, Sposa fortunata.” Which means, a rain-on wet bride is a lucky bride. If true, then Jennifer will be a very lucky bride as it rained and rained. We did get lucky and had a few moments of clear weather to capture some open…
  • Australian Amore in Lake Como

    Rochelle
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    Sing-pey and Michael are an Australian couple currently living in the UK. They love Italy for its culture, friendly people, beautiful scenery and temperate climate. They always have such a wonderful and relaxing time when they visit Italy, and knew that it would be the perfect place for to celebrate our marriage! They met in Sydney Australia while undergoing their specialty training as doctors. They now live in the UK but will eventually return home to Australia. What were their favorite wedding day memories at Lake Como, by bride, Sing-Pey: There were many! But one of the most memorable…
  • Lovely, Romantic Lake Como

    Rochelle
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    I recently was in Lake Como to photograph a wedding of sweet couple from Australia. Here is a photographic portrait of lovely Lake Como as I scouted for locations. Enjoy!
 
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  • How to Win $325 Giveaway of Food Bloggers Bundle

    Neel
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    It’s Here. Our biggest giveaway so far. We are giving away $325 worth of giveaway. This includes food blogging pro program, Print Books on Food Photography, Food Styling and Writing, 8 eBooks on Food Photography and 10-Week Training on Food Photography. All this to one person who will enter the giveaway (and play the game smartly ) Here’s what’s included in more detail: What’s included: Let’s look at details of what’s included as part of this giveaway. Giveaway Item #1 – 6-month subscription to Food Blogger Pro What is Food Blogger Pro? Food Blogger…
  • What’s Cooking at LFP HQ

    Neel
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    It’s been about a month since the Free Food Photography Course 30 Days to Better Food Photos ended. It has been more than three years since we first started this food photography course.. and every year, participants have send so much love our way that here at LFP HQ we’ve been overwhelmed. Several thousand people have “graduated” from this 30 Day course and it’s just been amazing to watch “students” get better. Wanna know what’s coming up next? Read on to know more (including about $325 giveaway)… Time to Celebrate There is so much to…
  • How to Use Direction and Quality of Light to Enhance Your Food Photos

    Neel
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    Today we have Taylor Mathis from photographing FOOD series to show us how to use light direction correctly and enhance your food photos. Taylor is a food photographer from Charlotte, NC and will show you the concepts with simple subjects. Take it away Taylor. I’m going to show you how lighting direction and lighting quality can have a great impact on the look of your image. To keep the emphasis on the differences in lighting setups, I’m using honey and greek yogurt as my props. For this shot, I want to keep it simple. Just the honey, a glass jar, and a wooden honey dipper. The…
  • Announcing… 30 Days to Better Food Photos – 2014 Edition

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

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

    John Batdorff
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Reviewing cover proofs from the printer I’m happy to announce that my book on Travel and Street Photography is finally complete and the last chapter is off to the printer. The eBook will be available in the coming weeks, and the printed version shortly thereafter. It’s my hope the book proves to be a valuable resource for anyone who’s ever wanted to improve their travel or street photography. The reality is there are more photographers and fewer barriers to entry today than ever before. This book isn’t about making it rich as a travel photographer or how to land your next gig.
  • Do you feel like everyone else is getting the shots you want?

    John Batdorff
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    Do you think your art is trash? Art in Rome   Maybe your travel destinations aren’t as enchanting as you imagined? Venetian Gondolier on iPhone Does it seem like everyone else is getting the shots you want? Venetian Canals Sick of sitting on the sidelines watching other people get all the attention? Hula hooper, New Orleans, LA Tired of feeling confused? Public toilet at Atomium, Brussels Maybe you’re a little stubborn and you don’t want to ask for help? Travelers in Belgium Are you interested in learning to see things in a different way? Reflections in Grand Place,…
  • Creatively Applying Auto Adjustments in Lightroom

    John Batdorff
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:21 am
    Today’s Lightroom video tutorial covers a few quick tips and tricks for creatively applying auto adjustments in Lightroom. The basic panel offers you many quick options to edit your photo. However, I don’t know about you, but I don’t always like the results. Instead of relying completely on the automatic edits, I will show you how to use the auto adjustments selectively to gain even more creative control. Screenshot: Prior to white balance adjustment If you have problems viewing the video then click on the picture above. Related posts: Using Lightroom’s Radial Filter…
  • Five tips to overcome your photographer’s block

    John Batdorff
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    A new perspective Like writers, many photographers have creativity blocks, those moments when you struggle for inspiration and output suffers. I have struggled with my fair share of both writer’s and photographer’s block as I’ve been writing and gathering images for my new book on Travel and Street Photography, keeping up my blog (or trying to!), the newsletter, and social media, as well as photographing just for myself. Here are a few exercises that have really helped me get back into the creative mode. 1. Disconnect from Facebook, Twitter, and all those other social media time…
 
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  • Top 10 Signs You Are Obsessed With Photography

    Dave
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Let’s face it, proudly. If you’re reading this, chances are you are already in love with photography (as are we!). These types of posts are always fun to do, plus every now and then it’s nice to take a break from the seriousness of life and poke fun at ourselves as photographers. I’ve compiled a list of the top ten signs you are obsessed with photography for your entertainment. While these are not all mine, I’ve included the ones that I found to be most true (and therefore, most amusing). How many of these are true for you? Enjoy! Top 10 Signs You Are Obsessed…
  • How to Make Unique Photos From Common Vantage Points

    Dave
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    How do we make a truly unique photograph if you’re confined to shooting from the same vantage point as everyone else? That’s a challenge that we all face when shooting landmarks, sporting events, travel photography, architecture, and a whole range of subjects. How do we avoid the trap of taking the same photo that everyone else is taking, simply because we’re stuck in the same (and sometimes the only) spot. That’s the question Joe McNally answers in this video from AdoramaTV. Joe speaks about shooting an Olympic event where he was stuck in the same vantage point as…
  • CLARITY Volume Four Now Available!

    Dave
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:14 pm
    DOWNLOAD CLARITY Vol. 4 We are pleased to announce the release of CLARITY Volume Four! This edition includes a helpful guide to understanding a camera’s histogram, an in-depth look at all-flash indoor lighting setups, the focal-distance compression effect of lenses, Lightroom and Photoshop video tutorials, and more. Additionally, Volume Four includes a new feature column on smartphone photography! Beyond app recommendations, the smartphone photography column will provide insight into the technology behind smartphone optics, techniques for using your smartphone to make better photographs and…
  • How to Take Brilliant Photographs of Fireworks

    Dave
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    There are plenty of fantastic opportunities to make brilliant photographs, and fireworks celebrations present an exciting venue for photography enthusiasts at all levels. Today, Canadians will be celebrating Canada Day, with Americans set for their Fourth of July celebrations just around the corner. Of course, there are numerous fireworks events year-round across the globe, so if you have a nice day-long celebration planned, here are some helpful tips to keep the photography running smoothly all day. I often come across several questions (throughout the various photography forums which I like…
  • Top Features in Photoshop CC 2014 for Photographers

    Dave
    22 Jun 2014 | 4:39 pm
    A few days ago, Adobe released several major product updates to the Creative Cloud offering. While the notification to update your software isn’t exactly a thrill-of-the-day, it is exciting when it’s a major product update from Adobe! The most notable update for photographers – Photoshop CC 2014. As geeky as it sounds, getting a brand new version of Photoshop feels a lot like being a kid on Christmas morning. There are loads of new features and pixel-twisting fun to be had, so let’s look at some of the new photography-related features. Our top 5 new Photoshop features…
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  • What to Do With The Photographs You’ve Created: 3 Ideas to Get You Started

    Sheen Watkins
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Whether you’ve been photographing for a few months or years, one thing is certain. Your images are unique. They are from your perspective, your view on the subject. Your work is personal. The journey as an artist continues to evolve. Over the course of time, friends, family and acquaintances enjoy seeing your work. Since we live in the digital, social media and web-based world, sharing your work starts here versus just sending via an email or printing for the family album. We’ve all been effectively conditioned to seek, learn and view electronically from our computers and mobile…
  • 30 Unmissable Photography Links of the Week

    Toad Hollow Photography
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Another wonderful week in the world of photography has been and gone, and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all known corners of the internet for links to tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share with everyone.  This weeks compendium features a wide variety of tutorials and photographs, covering many different aspect and genres of the craft.  We hope you enjoy checking out these links as much as the Toad did in bringing this list to you. Photo by Rain0975 Tutorials Tutorial: A Quick Way to Add a Subtle Punch to Your Photos’ Color In Lightroom…
  • Close-Up & Macro Photography eBook Review

    Jason D. Little
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Are you into macro photography? Are you into eBooks? Good, because I think you’re going to love Introduction to Close-Up & Macro Photography by Ed Verosky. It is easy to understand why people are so enthralled by macro photography — you get a magnified glimpse into a world typically hidden from the naked eye. With macro photography, all manner of details and features that we were previously unaware of suddenly come roaring to life, expanding our appreciation and understanding of all the little things around us. In practice, however, macro photography can often represent a challenge…
  • 5 Things That Often Get Overlooked In Your Photography Workflow

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    All photographers have their own way of doing things. The workflow differs, but it is essentially the same thing. But since we are all human, we often forget or overlook certain things. This article might overlook something as well, but I will try to point everything out. 1. Old Photographs in Your Archive I don’t mean old as being degraded or vintage, I mean going through your photography archive (with the original files) once in a while. You will probably find some awesome shots that you have overlooked. Or it doesn’t have to be overlooked – since we learn every day, we also…
  • How to Get Sharper Eyes in Your Portraits

    Jason Row
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    A good portrait draws the viewer in to the subject, creating a connection between the two. It should provoke thought and intrigue, making you wonder what the subject is thinking at the time the shot was taken. If there is one part of the face that can communicate this the most, it is the eyes. Beautiful, sharply focused eyes grab your attention and hold it there, they can make or break a portrait, but there is an art to getting pin sharp eyes, a lot of it in the technique used to take the shot, some of it in the post-production. Let’s take a look at what we can do to get those eyes…
 
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  • Hands-On Review: The Fuji XF 18-135mm Lens

    Nicole S. Young
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus.com. A good, solid zoom lens is always nice to have in the bag. I’m fairly new to Fuji, but I’m pretty much in the mind-set of switching over to Fuji as soon as possible. The thing is, there are a few lenses I’m still waiting on to be released before I can fully commit to the new system. So while I am waiting, I decided I would give the Fuji 18-135mm a try to see how it works as an in-between lens while waiting on the two other lenses that will complete my setup. Here are my thoughts. Lens Specifications Here are the basic…
  • Just One Hour Left in the 5-Day-Deal!

    Nicole S. Young
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Get $2,000 in Photography Tools for just $89! There is only ONE HOUR LEFT in the 5Day Deal … Get it NOW!!! Also, so far the group has raised $180k+ for charity … and it’s pushing $200k! If we reach that, we will double our goal … and it’s all because of your help! CLICK HERE to get your bundle … before it’s gone forever! Copyright © 2014 - Nicolesy, Inc. (All Rights Reserved) Click here to subscribe to my newsletter! :) The post Just One Hour Left in the 5-Day-Deal! appeared first on Nicolesy.
  • Huge Sale for Photographers: Save over 95%!

    Nicole S. Young
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Get $2,000 in Photography Tools for just $89! Watch the video above to view some of the products included with the bundle. Huge Sale for Photographers Today and for the next five days, the folks over at 5DayDeal are providing an amazingly HUGE sale for photographers. They did it earlier this year with crazy results and a bunch of happy customers, and now they are at it again! What is included? This bundle is HUGE! You’ll get 300+ presets, 16 eBooks, over 500 texture files, 70+ hours of video, and so much more! Plus, there are discount coupons you can use for other products that are not…
  • Camera Bags: A Rant of Frustration from a Woman’s Perspective

    Nicole S. Young
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus.com I’m a woman, and I like purses and bags. I am also a photographer, and so with that I tend to collect lots of cool bags. Yay, bags! I have more than I will use, some come and go with my photography style or locations I travel to, and some have stuck around and have been used for a very long time. Yet I am always on the hunt for a bag that fits my needs in many different ways. The are so many different types of camera bags: backpacks, purses, messenger bags, sling bags, and more. For the purposes of this article, I am lumping all…
  • Why We Should Stop Worrying About Other Photographers

    Nicole S. Young
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Just a few weeks ago, I got up at the crack of dawn and went to Trillium Lake with a few other photographers, intent on photographing the sunrise. Soon after we got there, we met up with a few more photographers at the same location. The lake was beautiful, and so was the mountain, but there were zero clouds sky to soak up the sunshine as it started making its way up into the sky. We all ended up gravitating towards the dock that was sitting in a beautifully foggy lake. So here we were, eight photographers photographing pretty much the exact same thing from the exact same…
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  • FrenchEntrée launches photo competition to find essence of France

    laurenscott
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    FrenchEntrée, the French travel and property specialists for overseas buyers, is launching a competition to find the best images of France taken this year.Photographers of all ages and abilities are invited to upload pictures of their French travels to FrenchEntrée to win a high specification camera from the Olympus Travel range. The competition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the FrenchEntrée website, which has been re-designed to appeal to increasing numbers of users accessing it from a tablet or smartphone.  The winning photographer will receive an Olympus SH-60, and the winning…
  • Low light photography mastered in new digital book

    amysquibb
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    The lastest addition to the Digital Photographer Masterclass series is now available to download, and this time it’s on mastering low light photography. With tips on night portraits, light painting, shooting golden hour landscapes and more, it’s packed with practical advice from some of the industry’s experts. Get your copy now for iOS by downloading the free Digital Photographer app from Apple’s Newsstand. In the Special Editions section you will find this Low Light digital edition, available for £2.99. Low light portraits are just one of the topics covered by this…
  • Red Deer Buck by Alan Hinchcliffe

    laurenscott
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:54 am
    This week’s star image on the Digital Photographer website is Red Deer Buck by Alan Hinchcliffe, a Wildlife & Nature Photography Enthusiast from Rotherham, UK. A lovely autumnal wildlife capture, this shot was taken on a 100-400mm telephoto lens, the perfect choice to isolate the subject from its background and create a strong portrait shot. Alan has done particularly well to capture eye contact with the buck. Remember that if you’d like to see one of your images named the star image on the DP website, simply register and create your gallery today!
  • Tips for photographing cars

    Matt Bennett
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Car photography tips We asked Neil James of Infinity Digital Imaging for his top three tips for taking great images of vehicles. Get the lighting right Balance the lighting out, avoid over-lighting areas and hotspots and remember to fill in areas of shade, like wheel arches and air vents. lighting sets the mood of the shot, so take your time to get it right! Be creative with your angles To make your shots stand out, try shooting from different angles, such as just above ground level, and exploit vantage points that are available. Don’t forget that you can also move the car to take…
  • Top ten tips to capture reflections

    laurenscott
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    1. Create a reflection post-shoot Reflections can be created in post-production, however if you’re going to import another image make sure they sit naturally together. Copying then flipping an image vertically or horizontally can look effective. remember that signs and writing will read back to front. 2. Use mirrors outdoors If using a mirror outdoors, make sure the reflection is positioned away from the sun to avoid a direct glare or lens flare. Take a separate light, reading away from the mirror, as the exposure may be different. 3. Water and reflection To achieve the perfect shot set…
 
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    Photography Concentrate

  • 7 Qualities of Stunning Black and Whites

    Lauren Lim
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    If you’re like me, you love a great black and white image. See, when you remove the color from a photo, magic can happen. A person’s expression is suddenly imbued with more meaning. A cool composition becomes more bold, more dramatic. And our images gain a timelessness that allows our viewers to focus on messages that transcend the here and now. But do you determine which photos you should convert to black and white? Gut feeling? Scientific testing? Some secret list of requirements that are revealed only after reaching the 10th level of Photography Mastery? When we first got…
  • Free Photo-themed Halloween Cards!

    Stephanie Simpson
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hey guys! Halloween’s almost here and so, in the spirit of free treats, we’ve put together a sweet new freebie for you! Taking a cue from our popular photography-themed valentines, we’ve created four brand new, digitally illustrated cards suited for the spoOOookiness of the season! Send them to your favorite photo-ghouls, or keep a set for yourself! As a bonus, we’re offering two different versions! Web Version: Short on time, or have a lot of franken-tographers on your list? Scroll to the bottom of this post for the web versions that you can post on your assorted…
  • Storytelling Tips for Better Halloween Photos

    Lauren Lim
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:13 pm
    When it comes to Halloween, you want people to be scared because of your creepy costume, not quivering in fear at the thought of having to look at yet another set of deadly dull photos. Though filled with tons of photographic potential, Halloween photos can easily lean into the realm of boring. Bland. Same old same old. So this year, let’s kick things up a notch.Here are some tips to help you take Halloween photos that all the ghouls and goblins in your life will actually enjoy looking at! Tell Your Spooky Story The biggest difference between an engaging set of images, and one that leaves…
  • And The Winner Is…

    Lauren Lim
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    We recently wrapped up a very thrilling giveaway for a $250 B&H gift card, and wanted to announce our lucky winner! A huge congrats to our winner Fran, we hope you get some super fun photography goodies! And an equally huge thank you to everyone who entered! We have some pretty exciting giveaways planned for the near future, so stay tuned, and make sure to join our free Explorers Club so we can email you to let you know when the next one is open! Have a happy day, friend! Lauren & Rob
  • Here’s What 2 Years of Motherhood Taught Me About Photography, Business & Life

    Lauren Lim
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    [Warning: Cliche overload ahead. Proceed with extreme caution.] Next week my baby boy turns two. When did this happen?? Pretty much every cliche I’ve ever heard about parenthood has turned out to be true. Scarily true. They grow up so fast. Every moment is precious. The time flies. It seems like only yesterday… Life has changed completely in the past two years, and it feels like an eternity and an instant at the same time. Kids just don’t follow the laws of physics, it seems. I wouldn’t say that I didn’t realize that things would change. I knew it would be different.
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    Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師

  • Spotlight: Jian Gao, Red Fragments

    IPA
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:32 am
    Red Fragments is a long-term project that shows Chinese culture and Chinese living conditions in several symbolic Chinese cities through a personal visual journal.Related Posts:Lu Nan’s Trilogy of Men: China’s Catholicism…Spotlight: Wang Fuchun’s Chinese People on the Train,…Spotlight: Han Youngsoo’s 1950s Post-War KoreaVideo: Magnum Photos – The Changing Of A MythPhotography by the Mekong: Highlights from Xishuangbanna…(Visited 18 times, 18 visits today)
  • Photobook: Gold Coast, by Ying Ang

    IPA
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:11 am
    Gold Coast, by Ying Ang will have it's South East Asia Launch at the IPA PHOTOBOOKS SHOW Travelling Edition 2014.Related Posts:Ying Ang, Sentire to Feel.Photo Essay: Selamat Padang, by Miko de VeraIPA Photo Essay Asia Award 2013 Finalist 11: YUSUF AHMADPhotobook: When Abba was ill, by Adil HasanPhoto Essay: I Am Georgia, by Dina Oganova(Visited 271 times, 271 visits today)
  • Photobook: When Abba was ill, by Adil Hasan

    IPA
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:39 am
    When Abba was ill is a book of photographs by Adil Hasan that he shot over six months as he came to terms with his father’s cancer. Related Posts:Photo Essay: Aligarh Muslim University, by Adil HasanPhoto Essay: Park Life, by Mohammad Rakibul HasanPhotobook: Midnight Tweedle, Zhang LijiePhotobook: Gold Coast, by Ying AngThe photobook occupies that deep area between the novel and…(Visited 439 times, 439 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Singapore FLAT, by Tham Jing Wen

    IPA
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I am drawn to the arbitrary arrangement of all the functional shapes, structures, lines, and artifacts that add to the construction of the whole.Related Posts:Photo Essay: The Carpark, by Shyue WoonPhoto Essay: Turf Dreams, by Jeffrey LiamIPA Mentorship ProgramPhoto Essay: Selamat Datang, by Scott ChungPhoto Essay: 05-856, by Aik Beng Chia(Visited 607 times, 363 visits today)
  • Photobook: Midnight Tweedle, Zhang Lijie

    IPA
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Midnight Tweedle, Zhang Lijie will be exhibited at the IPA PHOTOBOOKS SHOW Travelling Edition at Angkor Photo Festival 2014.Related Posts:Photo Essay: The Rare, by Zhang LijieJiguang Pianyu 吉光片羽 – Chinese Female Photographers‘I Love Beijing Tian’anmen’ Vernacular…Photo Essay: 張三李四 (Zhang-san-Li-si), by Hiroshi…Flux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary…(Visited 231 times, 35 visits today)
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    Richard Davis Photography

  • onOne Perfect Photo Suite 9 is almost here!

    Richard Davis
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Hey everyone, here in the northern hemisphere we’re into Fall. But it’s not just the leaves that are falling from the trees, being Fall it’s that time of year when we’ve come to expect onOne Software to drop a new version of their popular Perfect Photo Suite. And true to form, in a few weeks, onOne Software will drop Perfect Photo Suite 9 on us. If you head over to onOne software now you can pre-order either the full install or an upgrade if you already have a prior version. onOne Perfect Photo Suite 9 can be used either as a stand alone full featured photo editor or…
  • 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

  • Bonfire @ the Iron Furnaces 2013

    Brent Pennington
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Being well aware that it’s nearly time for the 2014 Bonfire at the Scranton Iron Furnaces, I thought that I’d better get the photos from last year posted, shamefully late, so that they aren’t mixing with the photos I’m already planning to take this year. Hosted by Lackawanna County, the annual Bonfire celebration is the […]
  • Simple Clicks – Vintage morning

    Brent Pennington
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Of all the photos I have made of The Vintage and its crew over the past few years, this is somehow the one that feels most true to me, the photo that best captures the way it felt there.  I photographed this on Sunday morning, in the final hours of the “24 Hours of Art” […]
  • Arts on Fire 2014

    Brent Pennington
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Although a couple of months have passed, I wanted to finally share some photos from this past summer’s “Arts on Fire” festival, held by Lackawanna County at the historic Iron Furnaces. This year, the festival opened on Friday evening with a dinner-and-drinks party that culminated in a nighttime iron-pour by the Keystone College ironworks students. […]
  • Lady of the Lake

    Brent Pennington
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    King Arthur: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. THAT is why I am your king. Dennis: Listen, strange women lyin’ in ponds distributin’ swords is no basis for […]
  • Simple Clicks – 24 Hours of Art Promos

    Brent Pennington
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    Back in early August I shot a series of promotional portraits for The Vintage’s “24 Hours of Art” event. As part of the event programming, participating artists were invited to the session for a series of portraits – we kept it simple, shooting on The Vintage’s stage and then against a standard white backdrop. The […]
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    LEVERKUHN

  • Ships passing by…

    Karsten
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    and my fellow is hiding. Sort of. iPhone 6 Plus / LR5 Aperture: ƒ/2.2 Camera: iPhone 6 Plus Taken: 2014/10/12 Focal length: 4.15mm ISO: 32 Shutter speed: 1/900s
  • tiny snail | moving shelter

    Karsten
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    iPhone 5S / LR5 Aperture: ƒ/2.2 Camera: iPhone 5s Taken: 2014/06/24 Focal length: 4.12mm ISO: 32 Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • waiting for the rain to stop

    Karsten
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    Listing to the rain, rolling thunder in the distance.   Aperture: ƒ/2.5 Camera: DSC-RX1 Taken: 2014/08/04 Focal length: 35mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/800s
  • feeling light and easy as Summer does

    Karsten
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
      … looking into the bright blue sky smiling in the sun a balmy breeze caressing the tiny hairs on the body feeling the heat on the skin time to play, time to have fun enjoying the season of the year   Have a wonderful Summer everyone.   Camera: ILCE-7R Taken: 2014/05/30 ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • rain drops in the Summer

    Karsten
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    We had quite a lot of rain during the last days. Everything is soaked, the fields and paths are full of puddles. Cereals lying flat on the ground, rotting. In the southern hemisphere I would think that the rainy season started. iPhone 5S / Lightroom 5 Aperture: ƒ/2.2 Camera: iPhone 5s Taken: 2014/07/08 Focal length: 4.12mm ISO: 32 Shutter speed: 1/1250s
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    My Photo Blog

  • Hello world!

    rgoodman
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus nec gravida nulla, sed elementum ligula. Nam sem dolor, faucibus non est vel, rhoncus lacinia urna. Sed fermentum leo tellus, et molestie sapien vestibulum non. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Donec et suscipit libero. Duis libero massa, congue quis laoreet sit amet, imperdiet quis neque. Quisque fermentum pharetra leo, vitae consectetur urna varius ut. Donec tempor ultrices sapien, ut feugiat magna. Nam ullamcorper tortor nec ex vehicula, ut facilisis elit cursus. Pellentesque id orci lacinia, viverra turpis id, facilisis…
 
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    A Life Well-Lived

  • Weekly Post: TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn KetchumTo celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act (#Wilderness), this new blog focuses on a wilderness area in the #Tongass rainforest of southeast Alaska. This is the tale of a 10-day kayak trip - a testament to WHY wilderness is important, by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Tuesday, October 21, 2014TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #9TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #9: I was amazed at the rate the tide was moving; you…
  • Weekly Post: THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn KetchumThis is the story of my first major commission and book, THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS (Aperture, 1985). In 1984, #StephenShore, #WilliamClift and I received a 2-year commission from the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund to photograph the #HudsonRiverValley. This blog tells the tale of the book, with many photos not seen before. Enjoy!Monday, October 20, 2014THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS #107HUDSON RIVER #107: Once you get past #Albany and the influence of the tide, an #Arctic cold spell will freeze the river solidly from…
  • Weekly Post: CHINA Travels Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Traveling in CHINA Since 1985 by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. Earthwatch was one organization that allowed foreigners to visit China without going through too much red-tape. These photographs are a first glimpse into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. Friday, October…
  • Weekly Post: SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Friday, October 17, 2014SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #34SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient #34…
  • Weekly Post: SUZHOU, 1985-to the present by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. Thursday, October 16, 2014Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the…
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    Edward Mendes Landscape and Nature Photography

  • New Image – Chasm

    Edward Mendes
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    New Image – Chasm California’s Eastern Sierra mountain range is home to countless hidden gems of unmatched beauty both on and off the beaten path. I was on a fall color hunt last year with my friend David Schroeder when he took me to this spot and my jaw immediately hit the floor. I spent the next hour or more exploring, climbing down into the rocky canyon and trying to find a perspective that would capture the beauty of the area. Unfortunately the fall colors were a bit past and we were there during the middle of the day and the light just wasn’t what I wanted so I filed the…
  • New Image Release – Crossing

    Edward Mendes
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:16 pm
    New Image Release – Crossing The Eastern Sierras has one of the best fall color displays in the west and even though I’ve visited the area numerous times over the years (and teach an annual fall color workshop) I can’t help but return every September and October when the temperatures dip and the hues of the Aspen trees change from green to gold.  As with any place you know well it’s the discovery of new locations that keep you coming back and keeps you excited about what may be around the next corner. I created “Crossing” while scouting the area with…
  • New Image Release – Renewal

    Edward Mendes
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:53 pm
    New Image Release – Renewal While much of the country experienced some very cold and wet conditions, locally the past year has been exceptionally dry with virtually no measurable rainfall. Finally in February a series of storms started to move through the area over several weeks bringing some much needed relief to our dry conditions (though not nearly enough). I had been told that because of the prolonged dry spell followed by the recent rain and warm temperatures this year is posed to be a particularly good one for wildflowers, the hunt is on! One of my favorite spots locally for…
  • New Image – Sky Light

    Edward Mendes
    13 Nov 2013 | 5:57 pm
     Sky Light, Grand Teton NP – Landscape and Nature Photography by Edward Mendes Dramatic light makes for great photographs and storms, because of the clouds they bring with them, are often the starting point for something dramatic to happen. I was driving through Grand Teton National Park looking for an image to present itself and noticed the clouds breaking and shafts of light bathing the valley below. Just what I was looking for but I needed a strong foreground subject to anchor the image and remembered this grove as Aspens up the road a bit.  The composition was a fairly difficult…
  • New Image – Silos and Storm Clouds

    Edward Mendes
    13 Oct 2013 | 8:10 pm
    New Image – Silos and Storm Clouds Silos and Storm Clouds by Edward Mendes Purchase This Print One of the most beneficial aspects of having a formal education in photography, or any art, is the opportunity you have to be introduced to, and as a result, influenced by the work of others in the field, especially historical work.  Seldom I’ve found do those self taught in any avocation take the time to divert their attention away from the act of doing long enough to properly focus on the works of those that have come before them, drawing instead on the works of their peers as a muse. …
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    The Art of Photography

  • Fan Ho

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    In this video we've got a fabulous photo lit show for you. We're going to look at the work of Fan Ho. Fan Ho was born in Shanghai in 1937. After learning how to develop images using the family bathtub he went on to be one of the most notable street photographers and finest artists China has produced. ================ This episode is sponsored by Audible.com To download this audiobook for free, or another one of your choice, go to http://audiblepodcast.com/aop
  • One Photo Deep Dive :: Child in Forrest

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Something new for today! I've wanted to do this for a while, but we're going to pick one photograph and do a deep dive. We'll analyze what's going on with composition, the photographs historic importance and the artist intention. In this episode we'll use Wynn Bullock's "Child in Forrest" as our study guide. This episode is sponsored by Lynda.com For a free 7 day, unlimited free trial, visit http://lynda.com/aop
  • Portfolio Guidelines

    14 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/portfolio-guidelines http://twitter.com/tedforbes http://pinterest.com/tedforbes Lets talk about your website. Your website is the place where you want to show off your best images and present yourself. I'm always amazed at how bad photography websites are. Not only do photographers tend to include images that are of low standard, but there's no personality to what they've included online. In this video we're going to talk about what goes into a portfolio and how you need to think about presenting your work. We're going to look at some successful…
  • What Would Ansel Tweet?

    12 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    In response to our popular episode on competing with cat photos, I'm following up with a photographers guide to twitter. Twitter is a complex social animal compared to Facebook or Instagram. Getting anything out of it requires a little work, but it provides an impressivly deep resource if you learn how to understand the platform. So here you go - The Ultimate Photographers' Guide to Twitter ================ Sponsors: Shutterstock Contributer :: Submit your original photos and videos today and turn your creativity into cash….Go to submit.shutterstock.com/AOP
  • Heinrich Kühn

    11 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Heinrich Kühn was one of the earliest photographers working with color. With the introduction of the Autochrome process in the early 20th century, Kühn embraced the medium and went on to become one of the most well known early photographers part of the pictorialism movement. Based in Vienna, Kühn's contributions to photography were unique and executed with mastery both scientifically an artistically.
 
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    Photography Business Insights & Tips

  • New Webinar: Law School 101 – Demystifying Copyright & Social Media Terms of Service

    Sarah Jacobs
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Having trouble navigating copyright and social media sites’ terms of service? You’re not alone – this daunting task can be a tough one. In this special webinar panel with copyright expert Bill Cramer, founder and CEO of Wonderful Machine, and Kristine Hsu of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts we’ll discuss the key facts you need to know regarding copyright and what can be hidden in those lengthy terms of service on some of the most popular social media sites. Cramer and Hsu will dive into case studies from recent court cases involving photographers and their work, the best…
  • Video: Telling Stories In Your Portraits – Environmental Lighting Tips with Tony Gale

    Sarah Jacobs
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Light plays a huge role in creating the mood in your images, and with your subject in the right light, you can nail the shot. But with environmental portraiture outside the studio, lighting situations can vary, making it difficult to get the right shot.  In this 1 hour special co-sponsored by Manfrotto, award-winning NYC based photographer Tony Gale delivers lighting techniques and tips you can take with you to your next shoot. Tony, a Sony Associate Artisan of Imagery and Manfrotto Ambassador, walks you through some of the more difficult lighting scenarios he’s dealt with, showing…
  • Enter to Win The Ultimate Package to Launch Your Photo Business!

    Sarah Jacobs
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Ready to take your photography business to the next level? We’ve got your back! We’ve teamed up with Agency Access to give away The Ultimate Package to Launch Your Photo Business with all the tools you need to showcase your work, get noticed by clients, and land jobs. This package, valued at over $6,000, includes: An iPad Air to show-off your images to potential clients anywhere, anytime. A PhotoShelter Pro Website for a year packed with cutting-edge tools to organize, share, sell, and display your work beautifully. A Portfolio Build Program membership from Agency Access, offering a…
  • Grab a Drink with PhotoShelter & Agency Access During PPE

    Deborah Block
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    Join PhotoShelter and Agency Access for happy hour during PDN’s PhotoPlus Expo! The first drink and small snacks are on us, so stop by after the Expo to say hello. It’ll be a great chance to catch up with photographers and folks from the industry who are in town for the big event. Register here.  The details: When: Thursday, October 30th When: 6 – 8 pm ET Where: Social Bar & Grill near Times Square on 8th Avenue between 48th and 49th St. We’ll be on the 2nd floor. The event is free, you just need to register. If you’ll be a PhotoPlus earlier that day on October…
  • How this London Photographer Got 70,000 Followers on Twitter

    Sarah Jacobs
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    This interview with photographer Nicholas Goodden originally appeared in our free downloadable guide, The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Photography Business Nicholas Goodden Born in the United Kingdom but raised in France, London photographer Nicholas Goodden has been shooting since 2008. A trained chef who worked in hospitality for several years, Goodden has a passion for urban landscape photography, but also shoots interiors, events and food. Named one of the Top 100 Most Socially Influential Photographers by Eye-Fi, you’ll find him most often on Twitter, where he has over 70,000…
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    c h r o m a s i a

  • Koln cathedral

    djn1@chromasia.com
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    I've hesitated to post this one, despite the fact that it's one of my favourite shots from my recent trip to Koln, because it doesn't scale well - there's just too much detail to reduce to a web image. That said, I do like, so here it is, but if you'd like to take a look at the original version I've linked it below. If nothing else, it does a great job of demonstrating just the sharpness of the Fujifilm 10-24mm :) http://chromasia.com/images/koln_cathedral_hr.jpg capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage…
  • mind the cracks

    djn1@chromasia.com
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    It's been a while since I shot anything I truly liked, but I'm pleased with this one.
  • the f-stops here

    djn1@chromasia.com
    11 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    I thought I'd posted all the decent shots from my trip to Photokina (see my last and only entry from the trip) but came across these today: two portraits of Patrick Hall, one of the co-founders of Fstoppers, looking a bit the worse for wear, late one night in a pub somewhere in Cologne (I would be more specific about the location, but as I was equally wasted I really can't remember where we were) :-)
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    djn1@chromasia.com
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    A bit of a random image that I shot during the Photokina photowalk, but I like how it turned out. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 5.43pm on 20/9/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 10mm f/6.4 1/5 aperture priority +0.7 average 400 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none minor transformation + vertical flip
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    djn1@chromasia.com
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    A shot of our good friend Neil, lit with a Metz Mecalight LED-480. capturedcameralensapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 3.41pm on 27/9/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 56mm f/1.2 R f/2.8 1/100 manual n/a evaluative 320 yes RAW Iridient Developer Photoshop CC none no
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    The New Camera

  • Olympus Stylus 1 Successor Coming Soon

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    21 Oct 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Name is not confirmed yet but Olympus will soon announce Olympus Stylus 1 camera successor, the images is already leaked out and the announcement is expected within few days. Stay with us on Facebook and twitter to get more news and latest Olympus rumors. via – digicame-info Related Posts:More leaked Images of Olympus STYLUS 1Olympus XZ-10 Coming SoonMore Confirmations: Olympus to Announce New Cameras SoonOlympus STYLUS 1 Full Specification SurfacedOlympus E-M5 successor Coming Soon [Confirmed]
  • Samsung NX400 will Feature Same Sensor as of NX1

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    21 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    According to latest rumors surfaced over the web the Samsung NX400 camera will feature same 28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS Sensor as of Samsung NX1 camera, the advanced Hybrid Autofocus System will remain same, so the upcoming NX400 camera will feature same 205 Phase-Detection AF Points along with 209 contrast-detection autofocus points as of NX1, no word Continue reading Samsung NX400 will Feature Same Sensor as of NX1Related Posts:Samsung NX400 Coming in January 2015Samsung NX400 Coming on Q1 of 2015Samsung NX400 and Upcoming Lenses DetailsSamsung NX1 Teaser Images Surfaced – Coming…
  • Sony Testing 8K Camera

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    20 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    Sony Testing prototype of 8K Camera, according to trusted sources of famous rumor mill SAR, Sony representatives did show a new 8K camera prototype to the BBC studio, the camera design was similar to the current A99 camera with a vertical grip, so there are two possibilities, 1. The first one is Sony may announce a Continue reading Sony Testing 8K CameraRelated Posts:Sony 4K cameras at 2013 NAB ShowSony Curved Sensor Sample ImageList of Sony Upcoming Camera at CP+ Show [February 2014]Sony Fullframe 4K Camera ComingSony A5100 Leaked Image, Coming on Aug 19, 2014
  • Panasonic GH5 to Feature 8K Recording?

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    20 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    According to a interview published at Mapcamera website, Mr.Tadokoro Yoshifumi from Panasonic confirmed that Panasonic is working on features such as 4K @ 60fps and 8K recording in upcoming mirrorless camera from Panasonic Lumix. So here is no doubt that he is talking about the Panasonic GH5 mirrorless camera, let’s hope for the best and we Continue reading Panasonic GH5 to Feature 8K Recording?Related Posts:Panasonic M4/3 Compact Camera – LX100 Coming soonPanasonic LX100 Coming on September 15No Panasonic GX8 Coming?Panasonic LX8 Coming With 5 Axis Image StabilizationPanasonic…
  • Canon 750D Rumor Update – October 2014

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    19 Oct 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Generally Canon upgrade it’s rebel DSLRs in Q1 / Q2 of every year, but this year no rebel announcement done yet / scheduled announcement date is already passed… Canon 2014 announcement is already done and no more product is expected on 2014, so finally the rumored arrival date of new rebel is Jan-Feb 2015. The only Continue reading Canon 750D Rumor Update – October 2014Related Posts:Canon Camera Coming on 2014Canon Upcoming Cameras 2015Canon 750D to Feature EVF and 70D 20MP SensorCanon Camera Coming on Photokina 2014 [Rumor]Canon 750D and 100D Successor Coming
 
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  • The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:34 pm
    The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year is open to amateur and professional photographers, resident in the UK or from overseas, of any age. Images must be of the Scottish mainland, Scottish coast or any of the Scottish Islands. Colour, black & white, digital or film images are allowed. The grand title “Scottish Landscape Photographer […]
  • Participate in the Visibile White Photo Contest

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Familydom is an open call for photographic projects curated by Francesca Fabiani and Paul di Felice, which explores the varied and fragmented experiences we have in relation to the family. Familydom is this year’s chosen theme for the 4th edition of Visible White Photo Prize. Selections of finalist projects by Peggy Sue Amison, Christian Gattinoni, […]
  • Participate in the FOTOSPACE Gallery Photo Contest

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:54 pm
    FOTOSPACE Gallery, Glenrothes, Fife, seeks emerging photographers from the British Isles for its third OPEN SUBMISSION exhibition. A maximum of 12 entrants will be selected by jury for a group show in Spring 2015. There will be two cash prizes for two selected exhibitors from the short-list of photographers . Eligibility: Residents of the British […]
  • Freedom to Love Photography Contest

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:10 pm
    With the support of The Royal Photographic Society, and under the patronage of Amnesty International, the European Commission and the British Council, Accademia Apulia launch their 2014 photography award. ELigibility: Open to all photographers, worldwide. Free to Enter FREEDOM TO LOVE – Photography Award 2014 – terms and conditions HERE Participants worldwide are invited to […]
  • Participate in the The Art of Building photo Contest

    admin
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:53 pm
    The Art of Building photo contest is an international showcase for the very best digital photography of the built environment. It is open to both professional and amateur photographers. The competition, run by the Chartered Institute of Building, celebrates the creativity of the industry, the passion of the people who work within it, and the […]
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  • RCM-SAR Station 37 Photo Session

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Yesterday morning I went down to the public boat launch in Sooke where RCM-SAR Station 37 Sooke keep their boat house and vessels and did a mini shoot with crewmembers that were preparing to head out for some on-water training. I brought down with me a single speed light and stand as well as my ultra wide angle lens. I had a few images in my head that I wanted to do and I’m happy with the result of this shoot, to which I will be shooting more in the near future. The first photo was taken down at their boat house and standing with Sooke Harbour in the background. Speed light was about…
  • Mandi + Rick Family Mini Photo Session

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Thanksgiving Monday I got together with this beautiful family again. I took their pictures for them 2 or 3 years ago down at Whiffen Spit where we had another awesome session. This time the girls are much older, as am I, except Mandi of course.. she looks exactly the same. Phew.. that was close. We met in the parking lot of William Simmons Park in Otter Point, a beautiful little park where I took photos of Tim + Marg a month earlier. It’s a great location for a mini-session and a mini-session is just what we did. There is a little path to get to the small apple orchard and this gave us…
  • Amanda + Scott Engagement Photos in East Sooke

    admin
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    Sometimes you wonder if things were meant to be, and then when it happens, you realize that it all came together perfectl, maybe not easily, but that is the case with Amanda and Scott. Amanda contacted me a couple of weeks ago via email saying they were in town for Thanksgiving weekend to visit their family and wanted to know if I had any availability to shoot their engagement photos. I actually had an appointment cancelled a couple days before I received her email so the timing was perfect. We arranged to get together on Saturday of the long weekend and the weather looked good. It even…
  • Nikki + Family Mini Photo Session

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    11 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Rain? Who cares about rain… let’s do it! That was pretty much the conversation between Nikki and myself that afternoon leading up to her mini photo session in Sooke. The rain was on again / off again all the way until 5:30pm, the time we were to meet. I love their enthusiasm and eagerness to shoot photos even if it is drizzling out. But thankfully by the time we met we had a slight clearing, long enough to shoot her session. Their little daughter was very well behaved, and seemed to love having her photo taken. There was no shortage of jumping in and smiles. And willing to leave…
  • Bill + Anna Family Photo Session at Ella Beach

    admin
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:14 pm
    This is *almost* the shoot that didn’t happen last night but so glad it did. We were concerned with the  fog we’ve been having in this area and hoping that everything would line up for an amazing mini family session at Ella Beach just west of Sooke. I met them in the parking lot when we decided we’d go for it and hope the weather stayed good. When they got out of the car I saw two of the most beautiful red haired kids. Mom and Dad dressed them up really nice and they were so adorable. What a beautiful family. I knew they would look wonderful down at the beach with the sun…
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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • Salon de la Photo – La première sélection

    Celine Manceron
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:57 am
    Nous avons reçu beaucoup, beaucoup et beaucoup de participations et de photos pour le Salon de la Photo ! Et du coup, il a été très difficile de faire un premier choix… Ce n’est pas 15 mais 18 photos que je vous propose donc aujourd’hui ! Voici donc les 18 photos présélectionnées pour le Salon de la Photo. Encouragez vos photos préférées ! Et rendez vous la semaine prochaine pour vous présenter les photos exposées au Salon de la Photo ! Ces photos seront imprimées sur un Dibond et par Art Photo Lab.  PS : attention : les photos sont présentées dans un ordre…
  • Salon de la photo – Concours photo

    Celine Manceron
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    A l’occasion du Salon de la Photo 2014, je vous propose tout comme l’an dernier, un concours photo. Pour la troisième année consécutive, Photopassion fait parti de l’Agora du net. Ce stand vous est consacré, à travers des conférences et des rencontres. Le planning vous sera bientôt dévoilé d’ailleurs Mais c’est aussi l’occasion de mettre à l’honneur vos photos à travers une exposition photo. Chacun des sites exposera 5 photos pendant les 5 jours du salon. Par ailleurs, on a la chance d’avoir comme partenaire, Art Photo Lab pour les…
  • Oser passer à la vidéo – 4 vidéos de formation gratuites !

    Celine Manceron
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:18 am
    Ce n’est pas la première fois qu’on parle de vidéo ici ! Bien au contraire. Depuis l’arrivée de cette fonctionnalité sur les réflex, nous sommes de plus en plus de photographes à tester cette nouvelle option et à l’adopter ! Et même, cette fonctionnalité est de plus en plus mise en avant (il n’y a qu’à regarder le menu et les specifications du Nikon D750 qui vient de sortir aujourd’hui ou du Canon 5D MIII). Cependant, ce n’est pas toujours facile d’oser passer à la vidéo. Les règles (comme la règle des tiers) existent en…
  • Test du Spydercheckr24

    Celine Manceron
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    Au mois d’Août, Datacolor a sorti un nouveau produit : le Spydercheckr24, et c’est l’occasion de le tester ici, sur Photopassion. Il y a déjà quelques temps, nous avions eu l’occasion de tester le Spydercheckr, qui lui comporte 48 slots de couleurs. Découvrons donc maintenant le Checkr24. Le produit est composé d’une mire de 24 couleurs, et de l’autre côté, une charte de gris (bien pratique pour la balance des blancs). La mire de couleur va permettre de créer un profil pour l’appareil photo sur votre logiciel de traitement, qui va corriger…
  • La course après le temps

    Celine Manceron
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    En tant que photographe, on passe du temps à préparer ses voyages : quels sont les lieux à découvrir, sous quel angle et à quelle heure, on pourra réaliser la plus belle photo ! Pour cela, on a plusieurs astuces : les guides touristiques, le forum de voyageurs, les réseaux sociaux (avec l’appel aux amis) mais aussi les recherches sur Flickr, 500px, ou tout autre espace de partage de photos. Le problème, c’est que les grands monuments sont souvent magnifiques à plusieurs moments de la journée. Le soleil va l’éclairer de différentes manières en fonction des heures…
 
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    Stay Focused

  • This Morning’s Western Sky

    admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
      Mother Nature often stages wondrous events for us to see. One of these arrived today. Those of us who arose early on this crisp Michigan morning had a perfectly clear sky to witness a full lunar eclipse. I peeked out my bedroom window and against a dark, black backdrop viewed a single bright orb slowly become a silhouette behind the earth’s shadow. To get an better look, free of trees and leaves, I headed to my office a few blocks away to take in the magic show from an unobstructed balcony. Once there, I grabbed a camera, a long lens and a tripod. Here’s the lovely scene…
  • Am I Equipped Right?

    Arnie Lee
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Like many other dedicated photographers, I’ve somehow accumulated a sizable stash of photo equipment over the years. I’ve also gained a lot of experience knowing what equipment I’ll need for a particular type of shooting. My last two assignments were a combination of travel and outdoor shoots. My aging back and wobbly knees beg me to travel as lightly as possible for two reasons: a) to minimize the size and weight of the load that I carry and b) to reduce the amount of time I need to get ready for any given shot. Since I don’t like carrying camera bags or backpacks, I…
  • What a View

    Arnie Lee
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Wide Angle to the Extreme It’s eye-catching when I see a photo that “bends” the horizon. This bend comes from the camera’s lens. Use a very wide angle lens and you’ll see the curved “barrel” distortion on the images. One well-known type of wide angle lenses is the fisheye. These lenses typically have a field of view approaching 180 degrees – allowing you to capture the entire scene in front of the camera. Until recently, fisheye lenses were expensive. I have one that cost well over $1500. But when I was looking for an ultra-wide angle for my…
  • The Sony A6000 Mirrorless

    Arnie Lee
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    My 6300-Mile Field Test On our recent vacation, my camera of choice was Sony’s newest mirrorless camera. While I also brought a much larger Nikon D700 conventional DSLR, I relied mostly on the the Sony A6000. As a comparison, I captured about 150 images with the Nikon D700 and more than a thousand images with the Sony A6000. My setup was the A6000 coupled with Sony’s 18-200mm lens. This combination is lightweight and compact, produces quality images and just happens to fit beneath the driver’s seat for fast, convenient access. Hopefully, the following photographic sampler…
  • Vacation Time

    Arnie Lee
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Documenting the Memories I have to admit that I like vacations. I especially like the ones where we drive and see many different scenic parts of our vast country. Having just returned from another such jaunt, I’ve already recovered from being away from home these past few weeks. Here’s a look back to some of the photos that I took on the trip. On this vacation we drove some 6300 miles and took in some wonderfully gorgeous areas including the Tetons, Yellowstone, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, San Diego, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde and finally Rocky Mountain National…
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  • Decorating With Photographs – Selecting Colors To Set A Mood

    admin
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:13 pm
    If you are in charge of selecting photographs to decorate your home or business, there are several things to consider about the photographs. These include: Size Mounting – Frame, glass or no glass, adhered on a sheet of clear acrylic, on metal or canvas, etc. Subject matter Dominant colors Selecting photographs with subjects that match the theme you want to create is important, but pay attention to the dominant colors too. Is there a big section of sky? Is that sky a mid-day blue or sunset red and orange? Do you have underwater photographs that have a blue tinge or winter scenes with…
  • Fall Colors Across The Country

    admin
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Fall colors have arrived in many places, and are spreading across the country. Reds, yellows, oranges and other colors are popping up everywhere, so grab your camera and take some great photographs of Mother Nature’s big show. To help you get the most out of your shooting, I’ve updated my annual list of links about Fall colors and where to find them. Since I live in Arizona, I’ve put together a special section for my state. As you go to these sites, you will often find many links to other sites. You could easily spend an entire day following link after link, or just go to the…
  • Get October’s Computer Wallpaper

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Pick up your copy of October’s computer wallpaper here http://www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html This month it’s an image of glass jugs hanging in an old building at the Gold King Mine and Ghost Town in Jerome, Arizona. Have Fun, Jeff
  • September Wallpaper For You

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the September computer wallpaper. It shows a great shot of the Grand Canyon at sunset. Head on over and get your copy of this month’s wallpaper at www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff Grand Canyon
  • How To Sell Your Own Stock Photographs

    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Stock photography used to be a great source of income for many photographers, and some made all of their money from stock. But things have changed over the past few years. The stock photography industry had gone through major changes due to five main factors: Photography went from film to digital. Microstock sites came into being. Royalty free images were offered. Getty Images’ embed feature lets people use images on blogs and social media for free. Some claim this was meant to put the small stock agencies out of business as their main income is from sales to blogs and social media…
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • Back in the Sierra

    Michael Frye
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Aspen-covered hillside, yesterday afternoon, near Bridgeport, CaliforniaI’m back on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada, my home mountains, getting ready for our upcoming workshops. There’s some great color over here. I made this photograph yesterday afternoon up near Bridgeport, and especially liked the mix of colors on this hillside, with yellow, gold, orange, and green. Overall, the color looks pretty typical for mid-October. The higher elevation aspens are mostly bare, but the lower-elevation trees are a mix of green, yellow, and orange. The color progression might be a…
  • Aspen Pilgrimage

    Michael Frye
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Autumn colors, Gunnison NF, CO, USAI love photographing aspens. Their autumn color is wonderful, but it’s also those tall, straight, white trunks that make them so compelling. It’s been a long-time dream of mine to photograph aspens in Colorado in the fall, but various obligations and commitments kept me from going. This year, however, Claudia and I found a brief time slot and decided to go. And we’re so glad we did, as it’s just beautiful here. Some high-elevation areas, like Crested Butte, are past peak, and others seem to be turning late, but we’ve found some…
  • Lunar Eclipse Wednesday Morning

    Michael Frye
    5 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Lunar Eclipse Sequence, 1:23 a.m. to 4:49 a.m., August 28, 2007, Yosemite National Park, CaliforniaLunar eclipses are spectacular events to see and photograph. I’ve been lucky enough to capture several lunar eclipse sequences over the years, including this one from Yosemite in August 2007. We’re all going to get another chance at photographing an eclipse soon: a total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout North America early Wednesday morning, October 8th. In the western half of the U.S. the entire eclipse sequence will be visible, from full moon, to partial eclipse, to total eclipse,…
  • North Lake Sunrise, and an Early Fall Color Report

    Michael Frye
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Stormy sunrise at North Lake, Bishop Creek Canyon, Sunday morningAfter photographing lightning near Bishop on Saturday night (see my previous post), I thought there might be some interesting clouds still hanging around on Sunday morning, so I woke early and drove up to North Lake, near the upper end of Bishop Creek Canyon. And there were clouds – almost too many. Another small rain squall was moving up from the south along the Sierra crest, approaching Bishop Creek Canyon just as the sun was due to rise. There were enough clouds to the east that I thought they might block the light. And I…
  • A Stormy Night

    Michael Frye
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Lightning over Bishop and the Owens Valley, CA, USAOver the weekend Claudia and I made our annual pilgrimage to the Millpond Music Festival in Bishop, over on the eastern side of the Sierra. This is the 15th consecutive year we’ve attended this festival. Hanging out with friends, listening to music underneath the high peaks of the Sierra, made for a wonderful, relaxing, fun weekend. And as a bonus, I got to photograph some interesting weather. The land around Bishop is semi-desert, so it doesn’t get much rain. We’ve been sprinkled on a couple of times at Millpond, but had…
 
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    Photography Bay

  • Nikon D750 with 24-120mm f/4G Lens Now Available

    Eric Reagan
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:28 pm
    B&H is now shipping the Nikon D750 in a kit with the AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens for $2996.95. Purchased separately, this pair would cost $3596.95. Check it out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: More Nikon D750 Spec Rumors . . . 24MP & 8fps Nikon D750 Official Specs Leak Out Ahead of Launch Nikon D750 Full Frame Sports Camera Expected Soon
  • Canon EOS C100 Mark II Unveiled

    Eric Reagan
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Canon has announced the EOS C100 Mark II cinema camera with 1080/60p recording, several design enhancements and standard Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The new camera gets a redesigned detachable eye-cup to make viewing the EVF an easier task. Also, the external display has been redesigned with a hinged 3.5-inch 1.23 megapixel OLED display panel that delivers 100 percent field-of-view coverage, wide color range support, and improved viewing even in bright sunshine. The new hinge design — which folds the panel shut when stowed, protecting the OLED surface — opens 180 degrees to reveal function keys…
  • Canon 6D & EF 24-105mm f/4L Lens for $1849 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    ebay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon 6D with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens for $1849.99 (reg. $2499) in limited quantities. Check it out while it lasts here on ebay. Note: This is labeled as a grey market item with a 1-year seller warranty. At the time of this post, ebay seller BigValueInc has a positive feedback rating of 99.2%. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Canon 5D Mark III w/ 24-105mm f/4L Lens for $2899 – Deal Alert Canon 70D w/ 18-135mm IS STM Lens for $1049 – Deal Alert Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS…
  • Ten of the Best Cameras Under $500

    Eric Reagan
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
    Last week, I asked you guys to weigh in on the top cameras under $500. Whether used or new, there are plenty of great options out there and you guys picked some real winners that I had not considered. Now, let’s break down the top 10 camera models as chosen by you. 10. Canon EOS M AF woes be damned, the Canon EOS M still produces solid image quality and offers very respectable HD video capture. In fact, with the most recent firmware upgrade, the Canon EOS M became just a plain old, good camera. Unfortunately for Canon, the damage had already been done with early reviews that lambasted…
  • SanDisk microSD Sale – Today Only

    Eric Reagan
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Adorama has a 24-hour deal on SanDisk Ultra microSDHC UHS-I Class 10 cards. The deals end at midnight tonight, October 21. Check them out via the links below. SanDisk 32GB Ultra microSDHC UHS-I Class 10 card – $14.95 SanDisk 64GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Class 10 card – $28.95 SanDisk 128GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Class 10 card – $94.95 Related posts: SanDisk microSD Card Sale at B&H SanDisk SD Card Sale – Now Thru Friday, May 31 SanDisk 1-Day Only Sale on Memory Cards
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  • Editors’ Picks: Umbrella Revolution, Oscar de la Renta, & Bodybuilding in Bangkok

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Pro-democracy protesters gather to discuss politics in the street in Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, 20 October 2014. Hong Kong’s High Court ordered pro-democracy protesters occupying streets in Mong Kok to leave the area effective Monday evening, as demonstrations entered their fourth week. ALEX HOFFORD/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epalive407496 Demanding an end to Chinese oppression and control, citizens of Hong Kong have continued to gather in what is becoming known as the “umbrella revolution”. Using umbrellas to shield against tear gas and…
  • Around the World: Transylvania

    Ty Cobb
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Bran castle (Dracula castle), Bran, Transylvania, Romania. Marco Cristofori/Robert Harding/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rhphotos114312 The people that live in Transylvania seem to fully embrace the legend of Dracula and vampires. They give tours to visitors who come from around the world to see Dracula’s castle and learn about Walachian Prince Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), the man who inspired the story. While Dracula is the big draw, it is not all that Transylvania has to offer.   The long and storied history of Transylvania is on display throughout the many cities and…
  • Weird, Wacky & Odd: Tree Creatures

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    Elaborate Tree Creature. CB2/ZOB/Supplied by WENN.com/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: wennoddpix072372 Sometimes all you need is a second glance, and sometimes just having a mirror handy will do the trick. That’s the case for this Italian photographer, Elido Turco. Using special mirror imaging techniques, Turco creates an image collection of pretty fantastic tree creatures for all to enjoy! And enjoy we will. In our Weird, Wacky, & Odd series, we take some of the strangest pictures we see and share them with you — which I know, you all appreciate. So don’t…
  • Colorific Pictures: Magnificent Magenta

    Olivia Morley
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Typical house with pink curtain, Betany village, Morondava, Toliara province, Madagascar. GTW imageBROKER/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: ibphotos219865 In the late 1700s art patron Johann Wolfgang von Goethe recognized that there was an eighth color in the spectrum. When looking through a glass prism, Goethe would occasionally see this new color appear in the spectrum, just between red and violet. Thus, the color magenta was born. Magenta is situated between red and purple on the spectrum, and nobody is sure if that means  magenta is the first color on the spectrum, or the…
  • Athlete in Focus: Eric Weddle

    Ty Cobb
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle (32) picks off a pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) in the first quarter at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. John Sleezer/MCT/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: krtphotoslive577272 The San Diego Chargers have been among the biggest surprises early in the NFL season. With an offense that is clicking and a defense that shutout the Jets, San Diego is getting consideration as the best team in the league. While their defense, led by free safety Eric Weddle, often gets overlooked, it has been the key…
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • The new force in photojournalism

    Paul Melcher
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    It used to be that when trouble hit the streets, autocratic governments would shut access to the media, in particular to photographers. Those were targeted for a few reasons: One, they were easily... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • No image is safe : Bing Image Widget ( Updated)

    Paul Melcher
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
     by Jim Pickerell Microsoft’s Bing has created the Bing Image Widget making It possible for any Bing user to embed, free of charge, on their website or blog any images found in a Bing Images... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
 
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • I Couldn’t Find it in Africa

    Moose
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Starting from the first drive, my mind was searching for the word to describe the experience I was having in So Africa. It’s only human nature, right, to try to find a word that summarizes an experience in an attempt to relate the experience to others. And as the days went on and the amazing spectacle of critters continued to appear in front of us, the experiences that unfolded and the wonders still left to the imagination came to life, I was still searching for the word as I said goodbye to my hosts for the week. And that’s something else I didn’t expect, to make such…
  • Are There Birds on Safari?

    Moose
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    “Are there birds on safari” the email read. Oh Hell YA!!! Birds are here in every size, color and manor and most, blow your mind! Now if that’s the case, why am I posting a photo of the White-backed Vulture? Well, I can’t think of a better bird to represent Africa. It’s the clean up crew for nearly every party there is here, party thrown by lions, Leopards and Wild Dogs that is. This shot from this mornings drive though I think paints them in a better light. Shot from inside the Landi, the D4s / 800f5.6 AFS with TC attached is perched on the Gitzo 5561SGT which…
  • No Laughing Matter?!

    Moose
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    If there was one species of critter I wanted to photograph here in Africa it was the Hyaena. This morning we had a little time right after the rain with two female Spotted Hyaena just lying beside the road. The Hyaena is a very misaligned critter as most think of them as vicious, smellie, opportunist. They are essential to the ecosystem and do more than just eat dead stuff. Now watching this sleeping female through the 800mm, I couldn’t help notice its smile and I wondered if they have “doggie” dreams. I’m looking forward to hopefully spending more time with them and…
  • My Name Is Moose, I’m a Addict!

    Moose
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    YA, I have a HUGE flashlight faddish. I just can’t get enough of them and I don’t know why. Seriously, it’s a problem, I have them everywhere. Well, when I saw the Blizzard 1000 Search and Rescue LED Flashlight I just had to get it. And I’m so glad I did! On the bright end, it BLOWS way my flashlights three times its size. The LED cranks out 1000lumens, that’s serious light! But it has four lower power settings which is really a cool feature. The way it does it is with a rotating collar so it’s easy to use. All aluminum, it feels great in the hand. Why did…
  • Them Blue Skies

    Moose
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Just can’t get a thing past you folks, which is why I never try. In this case, many saw in the video that I had gray skies but in the stills, I had blue skies. I was asked how I created such good lookin skies. Well, here’s how you can do it in mere seconds!
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • tfttf653 – The Big Pile Of Digital Guilt

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    Chris talks about building a pile of digital guilt that we build by delaying decisions in photography to the post processing phase. Not only does that move the issue from the front to the back of the workflow (and yes, … Continue reading → The post tfttf653 – The Big Pile Of Digital Guilt appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • Tweetstorm: Photography And Happiness

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    Watch out, Tweetstorm in three, two, one. A tweetstorm is like a mini blog entry. To my knowledge, web pioneer and venture capitalist Marc Andreesen (@pmarca, co-author of Mosaic, the first web browser) cultivated this form of communication and here's my first effort. A tweetstorm is great to convey an idea that's too complex for 140 characters but might still be valuable for a Twitter audience. Anyway, here's my first one, it's in the widest sense about photography and happiness. Continue reading → The post Tweetstorm: Photography And Happiness appeared first on Photography Tips from…
  • tfttf652 – Passion Come, Passion Go

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    How do we lose our passion for photography, and how can we get it back? That’s a tough question that many photographers wonder about, especially at the point when they are in a slump and don’t know how to get … Continue reading → The post tfttf652 – Passion Come, Passion Go appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • Affinity Designer might give Adobe a bit of a headache

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    Many of us have reluctantly signed up for the Adobe Creative Cloud because .. well .. because there’s not much of an alternative. A monopoly is a monopoly and monopolists have the tendency to take what they think is theirs. … Continue reading → The post Affinity Designer might give Adobe a bit of a headache appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • ABOL IS BACK, BABY!

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Yes, ABOL IS BACK! ABOL’s been sitting dormant for a while, but I’ve just found a way to bring it back! I sift through an awful lot of photography-related news and blogs and websites, so you don’t have to. Every … Continue reading → The post ABOL IS BACK, BABY! appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • REVIEW: Fujifilm X30–The best one yet! (Part I)

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    Fujifilm X30 Digital Camera (Black) When I first got the x100 to review I remember thinking “wow, this thing is special” (despite my later disdain for the fixed lens).  When the x10 & x20 came out I had high hopes, but the x20 (at least my silver one) seemed to pale in comparison the likes of a x100s.  Fast forward to this third version and it appears that Fujifilm has got it right. The x30 feels like a camera that deserves its hefty price. Fujifilm X30 Rear View The changes are plentiful and noteworthy. From a proper electronic viewfinder to a huge new LCD and wonderful…
  • REVIEW: Nikon D750 with 24-120mm Lens with Real World Images (Part I)

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:05 am
    Nikon D750 DSLR Camera with 24-120mm Lens The Nikon D750 has been a highly anticipated and long rumored camera. The D700 was a huge hit and when the D600 came out the rumors immediately began that the D700 replacement would soon follow. With the D4, D800, D7100, D610, D4s, & D810 announcements you could almost sense the frustration from the Nikon faithful that while the announced camera was cool, that’s NOT the one they were hoping to see announced. The D700 was effectively a D3 in a cost effective package, so it’s no wonder that people were hoping for the same with the D750. However,…
  • Zeiss Otus 85mm, Fujifilm, Canon and Nikon reviews on the way…

    13 Oct 2014 | 2:06 am
    Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* ZE Lens My apologies for the lack of articles since my semi-retirement in April from blogging, but please know that I’m still working behind the scenes to bring you fresh content. In fact, I’ve got the hot new Zeiss Otus 85mm in my hands and I’ve got the Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II, Fujifilm x30, Fujifilm x100t, and more all in the queue for review. While my quantity may be low, I do hope to focus more on the products you care about the most. If I’m missing something, please let me know. Printing Series Updates Coming I’ve also got some exciting…
  • KelbyOne Special Offer–5 Months for $89.10 (EXPIRES November 13, 2014)

    3 Oct 2014 | 2:17 am
    Check out my article entitled Nikon D810 & SIGMA 50mm Art Series Automotive Photography via Kelby One & Tim Wallace if you’d like more info about why I think KelbyOne is cool and easily the best value in photography. Where to order Click here and use the promo/redemption code RMKO14 as shown above to get 5 months for the price of 4 AND SAVE an extra 10%! This limited time special offer expires on November 13, so act now if you have been waiting for a chance to binge watch KelbyOne videos at a discounted rate. If you decide you want to go for the full subscription, then check out my…
  • Welcome Topaz Webinar Visitors (30% off coupon codes until October 6th included)

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    Thank you to everyone who attended my Topaz Labs Webinar! Click here to see all of the Topaz Labs products and be sure to visit my discount coupon code page to get a discount on ALL Topaz Labs products.  From now until Monday October 6th, you can also enjoy these limited time special offers: ronweb5 CLICK HERE and use the coupon code above to get 30% off everything except Impression ronimpression CLICK HERE and use the coupon code above to get 25% Impression. If you haven’t seen it already, Impression is an awesome (albeit a little slow at this time) product that can create some…
 
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  • Constellation

    Pamela Viola
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
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  • Indicates Rational Relationship

    Pamela Viola
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
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    Pamela Viola
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:31 pm
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  • The Photographer Gets Her Chicken

    Pamela Viola
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
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  • Goat Moon Rising

    Pamela Viola
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Haven't decided if I'm done with this yet or not.© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
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  • Colorado Adventure: Pine – Southpark – Breckenridge

    Kerry Garrison
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    In our ongoing quest to see as much of Colorado as possible, we headed out early this morning for what would be an 8 hour, 240 mile drive.  We headed out towards the city of Pine to see Cathedral Spires, then out to South Park (yes, the inspiration of the cartoon series), and then up […]
  • eHow: Do You Understand the Relationship Between Shutter and Aperture?

    Kerry Garrison
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Numerous people, myself included, have written about the exposure triangle to explain how you need to balance ISO, shutter speed, and aperture to get a good exposure. The confusing part is that the triangle misleads people into believing that a good exposure is an equal mix of ISO, shutter speed and aperture. Consequently, this isn’t […]
  • eHow: A Beginner’s Guide to the Aperture

    Kerry Garrison
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The aperture is likely the least understood setting on your camera. Shutter settings, for example, are relatively easy to understand – too long a shutter speed results in blurring. Same with ISO: Too high an ISO setting and you introduce digital noise. But learning how to use aperture properly is often confusing and vague. This week, I’ll try to explains it in way that […]
  • eHow: The Sunny 16 Rule For Quick Exposures

    Kerry Garrison
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Want to explore your camera’s manual exposure mode, but don’t know what settings to start with? While no two situations are alike, a few constants reliably provide a good starting point for photographers. The sun is one: While time of day, haze, fog and clouds impact the sunlight, a bright, sunny day has consistent light that you can depend on […]
  • eHow: RAW or JPEG: What’s Best For You?

    Kerry Garrison
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    If you want to start a heated debate anywhere, try to get people to discuss RAW vs. JPEG. I will admit to already being on the RAW side of the fence, with no going back for me, though plenty of people argue that JPEG is just fine. So let’s delve into the difference and see what […]
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    PetaPixel

  • Make a Rain Machine to Spice Up Your Portraits for $20 and Some Elbow Grease

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/gannonburgett/'>Gannon Burgett</a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    When Benjamin Von Wong was commissioned to do a series of black and white portraits of SmugMug employees for the company’s gym, he knew he wasn’t going to be taking the easy route. But just because he was going to try to do something really cool, didn’t mean things needed to get expensive. To spice up the sporty portraits, Von Wong decided to add water into the equation, and thanks to some help from the folks at SmugMug, they were able to make it rain for only $20. To create the rain-machine, Von Wong enlisted the help of SmugMug facilities manager Daniel Petrosian, who ultimately came…
  • Photographer’s 100-Year-Old Notebook Discovered in Antarctica After Snow Melts

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    A photographer’s notebook from over a century ago has been discovered in Antarctica. It belonged to British explorer and photographer George Murray Levick, who was part of Robert Falcon Scott’s last expedition to the continent from 1910 to 1913. A self-portrait by George Murray Levick New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust discovered the notebook outside the expedition base after summer snow melted, exposing the old expedition record. The notebook is a “Wellcome Photographic Exposure Record and Dairy 1910,” and has Levick’s name clearly written across the front…
  • Pronto: An Insanely Fast-Charging Battery Pack That Can Juice Up Your Gear On-The-Go

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/gannonburgett/'>Gannon Burgett</a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    No matter how much you prepare for every shoot or vacation you embark upon, it’s inevitable that you will one day find yourself holding a dead camera. It happens to the best of us. And while there are a number of backup chargers out there than can get the job done, none seem to quite stack up to Pronto: a backup that its creators claim can charge itself up to twelve times faster than conventional power banks. Pronto, which still has 15 days left to raise funding on Kickstarter, has already surpassed its funding goal of $50,000 by 500%, showing you just how badly people want to believe that…
  • Old Faithful: Studio Portraits of Really Old Dogs

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Toronto-based photographer Pete Thorne has been shooting a series of studio portraits of dogs. Not just any dogs, though: Thorne is only accepting subjects that are “really, really old.” The project is titled “Old Faithful,” and now includes over 50 dogs. Thorne says that he receives multiple inquiries per day from owners who would like to see their dog included in the series. Oftentimes the dogs will have interesting backstories that shed some light on their lives. Here are some of the photographs captured so far: “Meet Stella the 12yr old, one-eyed wonder…
  • A Partial Solar Eclipse this Thursday Will Turn the Sunset Into Pac-Man for the US

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/dlcade/'>DL Cade</a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Less than a month after the total lunar eclipse and blood moon made for some spectacular shooting opportunities all across the US and Asia, the cosmos is treating us to another eclipse. This one, the final eclipse of 2014, will be a partial solar eclipse that will be enjoyed by pretty much everybody in the United States. A partial solar eclipse happens when the moon passes in front of only part of the sun, ‘taking a bite’ out of it and making it look like Pac-Man has returned to seek revenge on the ghosts and eat all your pac-dots. As usual, NASA does a better job of explaining…
 
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    The Right Blue

  • Droopy Gorgonian Sea Plume - Needs Water??

    BNS
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Gorgonian Sea Plume (Pseudopterogorgia sp)by B. N. Sullivan We were swimming along the pretty reefs off the coast of West Caicos in the Turks and Caicos Islands, looking for things to photograph.  I spotted this Gorgonian Sea Plume at the edge of a patch reef.  The first thing I noticed was that it was quite tall -- with a height  of about two meters.  But the thing that really struck me was how droopy its branchlets looked. The spontaneous thought that popped into my head was that it looked like a large house plant that someone forgot to water!That was a silly thought, of…
  • Cerianthids: Marine animals that look like flowers

    BNS
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Cerianthid "tube anemone" - Hawaiiby B. N. SullivanThe creatures pictured here look like anemones, but they are not true anemones.  They are Cerianthids, commonly referred to as ‘tube anemones’, which are taxonomically quite distinct from true anemones. Cerianthids and true anemones do belong to the same phylum, Cnidaria, and the same class, Anthozoa, but tube anemones belong to the subclass Ceriantipatharia, a taxon that also includes the so-called ‘black corals’ (Antipatharia). Dark-colored Cerianthid, HawaiiOne of the visible features that distinguishes Cerianthid tube…
  • Scarlet Hermit Crab from the Cayman Islands

    BNS
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Scarlet Hermit Crab (Paguristes cadenati), Cayman Islandsby B. N. SullivanMany small crustaceans look quite similar to one another, but it's hard to misidentify this little hermit crab.  A denizen of reefs in the Caribbean Sea, the brilliant coloring of the Scarlet Hermit Crab (Paguristes cadenati) sets it apart from other hermit crab species of that region.These little crabs (about an inch long) inhabit old gastropod shells, and for some unknown reason, the shells they choose as their portable houses usually are pretty cruddy looking.  The one in the photo on this page is covered…
  • Hunting Together: A Bar Jack and a Southern Stingray

    BNS
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    A Bar Jack and a Southern Stingray hunting togetherby B. N. SullivanWe spotted this pair of hunters in the Caribbean.  The dark colored fish in the photo is a Bar Jack (Caranx ruber). This fish makes its living as an opportunistic feeder.  In this instance, it is swimming a little above and behind a Southern Stingray (Dasyatis americana) hoping to snag a free lunch.The stingray finds its food by rummaging in the sand, looking for little creatures to eat -- worms, small clams, tiny crabs, and such. To locate its prey, it fans away the top layer the sand by fluttering the wing-like…
  • Find the lobster in this photo

    BNS
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sculptured Slipper Lobster (Parribacus antarcticus), Hawaiiby B. N. SullivanWhat you are looking at in the photo above is the ceiling of an underwater cavelet in Hawaii.  The bright red stuff is an encrusting sponge.  Most of the rest of the surface is covered by various kinds of algae.  The purplish blob in the center of all that red is not a clump of algae; it is a slipper lobster wearing a clever disguise.This is the Sculptured Slipper Lobster (Parribacus antarcticus),  a member of the Scyllaridae family.  It is said to be the most common slipper lobster species…
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    H&H Color Lab

  • Webinar: Increase Sales with Proof Books

    Forum Admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    We thought we would share a webinar that Collages.net and David Apuzzo led earlier this month – Using Proof Books to Increase Sales: Video Direct Link: Using Proof Books David Apuzzo walks us through his workflow for creating an Image Gallery, then ordering a proof book afterwards. He also goes into detail on how important it is to include proof books in his wedding photography packages. Be sure to watch the video to catch the Collages.net promo codes: 40% off studio sample proof books and 30% off a regular priced proof book!
  • 5 Bright Ideas for Brilliant Holiday Photography Sales

    Forum Admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Are you ready to kick your holiday marketing into high gear? The holidays are our favorite time around the photo lab. Is your photography studio positioned as THE local resource and authority for interesting and memorable photographic gifts?  Now is the time to make your work stand out, and with this year’s short shopping season, there’s not time to waste. Here are 5 ideas to increase sales this holiday season ~ and beyond. 1. Invite Friends In Let the parties begin! There’s no better way to cement your relationship with customers or establish a connection with a prospective client…
  • Adding Watermarks in Lightroom and Photoshop

    Forum Admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Copyright is an important issue for professional photographers in this digital age.  Our Digital Guy, Bentley Skeie, has put together a few videos that show you how to add watermarks and logos to your images in Lightroom and in Photoshop. Adding Logos and Watermarks in Lightroom Video: Adding Watermarks in Lightroom Adding Logos and Watermarks in Photoshop Video: Adding Watermarks in Photoshop
  • Canvases that Make a Difference

    Forum Admin
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Hand-stretched Canvas Gallery Wraps for Pro Photographers This story was provided by artist and photographer Erin Hernandez-Reisner. I began as an artist creating my own work and hanging that work on gallery walls to be sold. I never thought that I would do anything else. I loved being a fine art photographer, from the creative process, to shooting, printing, and finally displaying. To me the art wasn’t finished just because I took the photo, and that belief remains true today. The night was cold and a blizzard spun the snow around our flat Kansas land. I remember driving slowly over a…
  • Photography Training Tuesdays – Selling All Things MINI

    Forum Admin
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    This week we are going to get your business and creative juices flowing on new and different ways to use a few of our specialty products!  Dianne Foster of Studio 56 Lifestyle Photography shares a few unique ways she uses our accordion minis and companion mini books!  What are some ways you can use these unique products? I love all things MINI!     It was a very lucky day when I found my way to H & H Color Lab!  I love everything about them.  The products sell themselves to my clients.  Recently, they introduced some new specialty items with which I fell in love.  I am…
 
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    Jim's Photoblog

  • At the blog hop! Ding-a-ling!

    28 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    I have been asked by Uta Lenk to write something on my blog about my art and to request the same of three further blogging friends. This is known as a blog hop, she tells me. So I'll look for the best three bloggers to pass the torch to once I've warmed up to this task.So here are the questions and the brief answers.1. What am I working on?Several things. Everything and nothing.Several things: still life photography, our vacation photos, renewing my interest in street photography (long story, soon to appear on my other blog, "1000 Awful Things"), continuing my documentation of Stuttgart…
  • Opening night!

    24 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Photo by James PalikI didn't know there was such a thing as post-show blues, but a friend sent me this blog post a few days after my show opened. Now that I've taken the exhibition down, yes, I do feel a bit blue.However, the show was very well received and opening night was a blast. Friederike Schulte, the director of the Carl-Schurz-Haus, was very gracious in inviting me to show my work there. Her introduction on opening night pointed out my close association with the institute, where I taught for over a decade.                   …
  • Construction without consensus

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    Certainly everyone in Stuttgart and most people who read the news in Germany is aware of the controversy around the plans to bury the train station in the city.The documentary film maker Gary Hustwit highlighted the problems in Urbanized (2011). In the part about Stuttgart 21 the main arguments for and against the project are brought to light. At the end of this section there is some footage about the major protest from September 30, 2010, which shocked not only the citizens of this rich and peaceful city but also people around the globe. How did it come to this?The project has torn up…
  • Stuttgart 21: Construction without consensus

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    The time is rife. After years of photographing the changes in the city of Stuttgart that this massive project have brought with it, I am finally going to be able to show a selection of these pictures in a solo exhibition in Freibug.   Too many people failed to take seriously the plans put forth by the Deutsche Bahn and the city of Stuttgart for a complete overhaul of the terminal train station here. The 16 tracks will be squeezed into an underground tunnel just wide enough for 8 tracks and will run perpendicular to the present train lines. The real estate that has been…
  • Exhibition 4

    23 Jun 2014 | 9:41 am
    The One Night Stand at Café BabelCanvases by Adi (4), Christel (2) and me (from the right)The Transatlantic Art ConneXion, which meets at least once a month in the DAZ in Stuttgart, organized and put on an art happening for the third time as part of the American Days on May 22, 2014. We decided on one central theme for the evening and one format. We have used the square format in previous shows and will offer our artwork to the Museum Ritter near Stuttgart, which specializes in all things in a square format.Sabine did a wonderful job of capturing the evening's theme "Connections" in her…
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    Blog - Howard Grill Photography

  • The Snake House - Follow up

    Howard G
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:14 am
    Some months back I visited Amsterdam in The Netherlands and posted two photos of the "Snake House" which I was drawn to while walking about the city.  At the time, I really wasn't able to provide much information about what the "Save the Snake House" issue was all about. The Snake House, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Well, I have finally been able to find out a bit more from an article entitled "Snake House Has Final Decision In 27 Days" and a blog post entitled "A Snake In The Dam".    It turns out that for many years the Snake House has been inhabited by squatting artists.
  • Pittsburgh Region Nature Photography I: Ohiopyle State Park

    Howard G
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    If I am planning to visit an area in the hopes of doing some landscape and nature photography I typically do some background research first, which always includes an internet search.  It recently dawned on me....I have been photographing nature and landscapes in the Pittsburgh region for years....why don't I do a series of posts about what my favorite locations in the region are.  Hopefully this helps out some folks  that are either visiting and/or those just starting out and wondering where to 'shoot'.The ground rules for this series:I have to have personally photographed at…
  • Michigan's Upper Peninsula In Fall

    Howard G
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:01 am
    The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is one of THE places to see and photograph fall foliage.  I had the opportunity to visit the Upper Peninsula during fall about eight or nine years ago, but haven't been back since.  This is the year of my return!  In fact, by the time this is posted I may well be on my way back home. Timing is always somewhat hit or miss (like the time I showed up for spring wildflowers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park a few years ago when we had a very warm and early spring, only to be told that the wildflowers were gone, having bloomed three weeks…
  • Moraine State Park: The Many Moods Of Lake Arthur

    Howard G
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:38 am
    I have previously written about the 'secret' 528 boat ramp that my friends and I often visit to photograph sunrise.  Of course it is not 'secret', every fisherman in Portersville, PA knows about it as a way to get their boat into Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park.  But the boat launch is quite small and poorly marked.  It is one of those places that you just have to 'know about'. I would estimate that about 90% of the time the landscape there is dull and uninspiring. However, it is that other 10% that calls us back.  Last Sunday was one of those times that waking up…
  • Pete's Lake And Red Rock Falls At Northland Adventurer

    Howard G
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:04 am
    I am pleased that the website Northland Adventurer, the mission of which is "through illustrious photography, art and story we bring the awe of the Northland to you, wherever you may be", has recently written articles using three of my photographs from Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The site defines the Northland as Northwest Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, most of South Dakota, Noertheast Montana and Northern Iowa.The three images used were among my favorites and are shown below.  Click on the link to read the two articles about the locations and while you are there check out the whole…
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    International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

  • Scottsdale Arizona Wedding Photographer Rebekah Sampson | ISPWP Member Spotlight

    Joe Milton
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:25 pm
    For today’s ISPWP member spotlight, we feature Scottsdale wedding photographer Rebekah Sampson of Rebekah Sampson Photography. Rebekah Sampson Bio I have been a professional wedding photographer for over seven years. I love weddings because of the love and excitement bubbling all around. Everyone is joyous, happy, and in love. I truly believe I have the best job in the world because I am able to document people’s lives and capture them in their most emotional moments. I still get excited every time I drive up to a wedding. Each one is unique and special in it ‘s own way. I am a…
  • Real Wedding | Maryland | Baltimore Wedding Photographer Dennis Drenner

    ispwp
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Dennis Drenner, Baltimore, Maryland Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Maryland Wedding Date: August 09, 2014 Client Names: Sujay & Rachel Real Wedding Description Sujay and Rachel were married at the Inn at the Colonnade in Baltimore. The couple met at John Hopkins Hospital, where they work. And though no doubt the lovely Rachel looks great even in scrubs, she was resplendent in the Indian sari she wore for the ceremony! After the ceremony they went outside for some quick portraits as the sun was setting, then off to the hotel’s elegant…
  • Real Wedding | Ireland | Ireland Wedding Photographer Bartek Witek

    ispwp
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Bartek Witek, Ireland, Ireland Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Ireland Wedding Date: May 10, 2014 Client Names: SallyAnn & Philip Real Wedding Description Intimate Irish wedding in the sunny but also extremely windy Ardmore, County Waterford, SallyAnn’s home town. Relaxed and warm atmosphere during preparations gave me a clear picture of how amazing people will be around me throughout the day. Ceremony in the Saint Paul’s Church that was built in 1838 was very intimate. Strong, warm readings and amazing song performed by…
  • Real Wedding | Russia | Saint Petersburg Wedding Photographer Ronen Boidek

    ispwp
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    Wedding Photographer: Ronen Boidek, Saint Petersburg, Russia Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Russia Wedding Date: July 12, 2012 Client Names: Katya & Anton Real Wedding Description Beautiful and elegant couple Katya and Anton celebrated their wedding in private and remote location near Saint Petersburg in Russia. Their style and unique way to celebrate their marriage created those images. Ronen. Wedding Photographer Contact Information Ronen Boidek | Saint Petersburg wedding photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Ronen Boidek | Email: ronen@boidek.com | Phone:…
  • Real Wedding | Canada | Halifax Wedding Photographer Liam Hennessey

    ispwp
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    Wedding Photographer: Liam Hennessey, Halifax, Canada Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Halifax, NS Wedding Date: October 18, 2013 Client Names: Jay & Melissa Real Wedding Description For as much as this was a wedding, it was also a celebration of Jay and Melissa’s family and friends. The attention to detail was there but the real reason for the event was not lost in the timeline of the day. They laughed, hard. They loved, a lot. They partied. All of them. Everything was perfect. Wedding Photographer Contact Information Liam Hennessey | Halifax wedding…
 
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    Larry Lourcey Photography

  • Off The Record: Control

    Larry
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Janet’s Control For the next installment of the Off The Record project, we are staying in the 80s for another memorable album cover- Janet Jackson’s “Control”.  The album went to #1 in 1986 and sported a very memorable red cover.  It even ranked #28 in Rolling Stone Magazines “Top 100 Albums of the 80s”. We decided it would be a great addition to the project and enlisted Suyin to help us out. The Original The cover features Janet in a black outfit – complete with 80s shoulder pads.  Her hair is piled up high and swept to the side.  I loved the…
  • Off The Record: 2014

    Larry
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Off The Record We are entering the last few months of the Off The Record Project. If you are new to the project, you can read about it here. Back To The 80s The latest addition to the series is one of the most-recognized album covers from the 80s – Van Halen’s iconic 1984.  The album went to #2 on the Billboard charts and remained there for five weeks!  Any guesses which album held the #1 spot? The famous smoking Cherub was created by artist Margo Nahas.  Anyone who grew up in the 80s will instantly recognize this image.  It was not without controversy – in fact, it was…
  • Off The Record: Rock and Soul

    Larry
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    Its time for another installment in my Off The Record Project and this time – its personal!  If you are new to the project, you can read more about it in the original Off The Record Post. Band Of Brothers I’ve always been a big fan of Hall and Oates.   They’ve had so many great albums, but my favorite will always be Rock and Soul Part 1.  I think I owned this album in LP, cassette and eventually DVD format – so I’m very familiar with the striking, graphical cover art.  These songs have always been on heavy rotation in the Lourcey cars, so it is not surprising…
  • Print Competition DVD Now Available

    Larry
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    Ready To Up Your Game? There is no question that photographic competitions are one of the best ways to improve your photography. The bad part is, there can be a bit of a learning curve. I’ve seen both sides of the process, both as someone who enters competitions and as someone who judges competitions. After several years of judging, I’ve noticed that new photographers tend to make the same mistakes over and over again. I put this video together to help you get a good start.  Basically, it is all the stuff that I wish I knew when I was starting out.  Trust me, if you watch these…
  • Off The Record: Adude Insane

    Larry
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Bowie Time The time has come to release another addition to my Off The Record project.  This time, we decided to take a crack at David Bowie’s iconic “Aladdin Sane” album cover from way back in 1973.  Brian Duffy’s original creation featured a startling portrait of makeup-clad Bowie in a version of his Ziggy Stardust persona. Seemed like a good one to work on! The Plan Aladdin Sane by Brian Duffy When I first started planning this series with my project partner Julie Spero, she told me she had the perfect person for a Bowie album cover.  Jeff is a friend of hers…
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  • Top 6 Must-haves for Portfolio-building

    Pixpa
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    Photographers develop and enhance their craft to create outstanding photographs. And that’s a lot of hard work that goes into the art of photography! But what’s the point if your work isn’t being displayed on the right medium, or rather you don’t have a great online photo portfolio? Here’s how to better prepare a website for professional photographers: Examine the work of contemporary photographers. Observe the new genres of photography they might be exploring through their frames. From the very beginning, define the purpose of your portfolio. Is it to get more assignments, or part…
  • In the Spotlight: Wedding and Portrait Photographer Simon Hunter

    Pixpa
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    This week Pixpa explored into the photographic works and journey of the photojournalist photographer Simon Hunter. Simon is a portrait, wedding and event photographer based out of Australia. He developed an inclination to photography when very young. He speaks to us about his experience with Pixpa and the tips and tricks employed in his photographs. View his complete portfolio at SimonHunterPhotography. 1. Tell us about your early life. When, how and when is that you decided to become a photographer? My father was a keen amateur photographer and we had a darkroom at home. That mysterious…
  • It’s Time for Some Coffee Klatsch!

    Pixpa
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:28 pm
    There are two things Pixpa is passionately passionate about – first, consistently building and improving our online portfolio services through an amalgamation of new and added features, and second, our privileged customers. Those riding high on the waves this month are three exceptionally ingenious photographers and an equally skilled painter. Here’s welcoming them to the Pixpa community, and wishing them a great journey! So, it’s time for a small coffee klatsch, as new conversations are best over Coffee. Undeniably. And more so when you have some exquisite photographer works to…
  • The Dark Side of Street Photography

    Pixpa
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    Given how photographs have changed the course of world events, and lately influenced a lot of journalism, it’s darker side is something we cannot afford to ignore. Pace and movement are two aspects that often set the tone for this very lucid form of photography. Ansel Adams said, ‘there are always two people in a picture: the photographer and the viewer.’ But such is not the case when it comes to photographing on the streets – there are many others whom you capture in the frame, and with them, their complexities. Perhaps one of the major dilemmas is how to photograph the streets…
  • Online Photo Communities for Photographers – Grab the Space!

    Pixpa
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Human beings are a social lot. We love to share our thoughts and experiences with the people we love, and often even people we do not know. We tend to form groups, associations and communities to interact, communicate, discuss and essentially think out loud. And the immensely profound impact that social networks can have on our lives  in this respect, is worth noting. What a Photo Community Can do For You? Cohesiveness: The allow members to build a cohesive group Flexible: They allow members to find their own connections and build networks pertaining to them. Response: One never knows how…
 
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    Niebrugge Images Photo Blog

  • Behunin Canyon, Zion

    Ron Niebrugge
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Behunin Canyon, Zion National Park, Utah. Looking into Behunin Canyon last night from near our campsite along the West Rim Trail.  West Rim Trail was an awesome two day hike – more to come.
  • Upper Navajo Falls Photo

    Ron Niebrugge
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    Janine at Upper Navajo Falls, Grand Canyon, Arizona. Janine last week at Upper Navajo Falls, Grand Canyon, Arizona.  This is a rare Sunday post since we were able to obtain hard to get back-country permits for the West Rim Trail in Zion!  So re-packing the backpacks, and heading back out for a couple of days in the morning!  
  • Upper Navajo Falls

    Ron Niebrugge
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Upper Navajo Falls, Grand canyon, Arizona. A small portion of Upper Navajo Falls.  This waterfall was formed after the flooding in 2008.
  • Havasu Falls Photo

    Ron Niebrugge
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon, Arizona. Back from three awesome days camping down at Havasu Falls. Wow, what a beautiful place!  I must say, after a hot, dusty ten mile hike with camping and camera gear – jumping into these pools felt so good!  Too bad there isn’t a pool to jump into after the hike out.
  • Mendenhall Camping

    Ron Niebrugge
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Camping above the Mendenhall Glacier, Tongass National Forest, Juneau, Alaska. This was the last time I spent a night in a tent – this past August above the Mendenhall Glacier.  Tomorrow we head off to backpack and camp for a couple of nights at Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon – a place that will look very different then this, but hopefully is equally as beautiful!   I can’t wait!  
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  • First Look: Sony FE 16-35 f/4 ZA OSS Lens

    Colby Brown
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Over the last two years Sony Imaging has continued to push the boundaries of the photo industry. Between the dynamic range found in the a7r (In Depth Review) to the incredible low light performance of the a7s, there is a lot of reasons to love what Sony has been up to. However regardless how impressive Sony’s new cameras are, the native lens line for the FE camera mount has had relatively slow growth. While nearly ever one of the FE lenses available today are very impressive, the glaring hole in the lens lineup has been in the wide angle department, until now. Sony a7r w/ Sony FE 16-35…
  • A Photographers Guide to Visiting Yosemite

    Colby Brown
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    There are few places in the world that are as beautiful and inspiring as Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. When it comes to iconic locations that define a country such as the United States, it is hard not think of images of Half Dome or Yosemite Falls, both of which have been made famous over the years by photographers such as Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell that each helped define photography for their respective generations. The iconic Upper Yosemite Falls with early morning light. Shot with a Sony a7r While many people know that I grew up in the Bay Area,…
  • An In-Depth Review of the Sony a7r

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

    Colby Brown
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:35 am
    When Adobe first moved to the subscription model, many photographers were up in arms about the new pricing structure. Among the complaints was the mindset that Adobe was just going to take our money and not provide any real benefits to the end user, even if this was against everything Adobe was saying. Part of the reason for the change from a product you could purchase outright in a store or a pure digital subscription model was the idea that the consistent forms of revenue for Adobe would free up its resources to be able to provide more timely updates to its software programs as well as add…
  • Spring 2014 Photography Contest/Giveaway

    Colby Brown
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    Spring is here and it is a time for rebirth and new beginnings. As a photographer this can have several important meanings from a simple shift in the seasons to a change in our mindset of what is to come for us in the coming year. To me it stands for the rebirth of mother nature. Between the wild flowers blooming to the increased flow of waterfalls around the world to specific animals awaking from hibernation…it is one of my favorite times of the year. This is why I am incredibly excited to announce my 2014 Spring Photography Contest. In an on going process to leverage the connections…
 
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    Daily Ink: Behind the Lens - Chris Corradino Photography LLC

  • The Zombie Guide to Photographing Halloween

    Chris Corradino
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    It's best to keep the camera with you at all times in the days leading up to Halloween. You never know when something ghoulish will appear. Of course the truly weird and bizarre subjects may not make themselves immediately known. Expand your search beyond your local haunts to increase your opportunities. This type of persistence should come easy to zombies. As author Mira Grant wrote in Countdown, "There is nothing so patient, in this world or any other, as a virus searching for a host". Happy haunting! Read the full tutorial here. 
  • How to Photograph the Bold Colors of Autumn

    Chris Corradino
    12 Oct 2014 | 3:52 am
    Autumn is the ideal time of year to add a splash of color to your photography. Contrary to popular belief, the vibrant display is not just limited to fall foliage. Read the entire tutorial here. 
  • Turtle in the Dark

    Chris Corradino
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    When shooting in extremely dark areas, don't hesitate to crank up your ISO. This turtle was captured at ISO 12,800, photographed through a glass tank at the Bronx Zoo.
  • Signs of Autumn

    Chris Corradino
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    Signs of Autumn are cropping up all over town. Keep your camera handy to capture the sights of this colorful season. 
  • Wordless Wednesday

    Chris Corradino
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:03 am
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    PPA Today

  • Do the Work...

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Here's your latest guest column from none other than Bridget Jackson, resident guru for all things numbers and profitability. Bridget is the manager of PPA Business (formerly known as SMS) and also a CPA. She's helped hundreds of photography studios owners be more profitable and will address some common questions each month. Heed her advice folks--this lady knows her stuff!Do the Work...By Bridget JacksonEducating yourself is only half the battle. You have to actually roll up your sleeves and do the work. I'm not talking about taking pictures (although you have to do that too). I'm…
  • The Value of an Album

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Written by guest blogger, Booray Perry, CPPWe just got a new coffee maker.It's one of those Keurig coffee makers that are really just the best thing ever invented. I really admire the whole idea behind the new coffee makers, especially when you consider that coffee makers have been pretty much unchanged for 50 years and then someone comes along and totally turns that industry on its head. Like the way ketchup bottles were unchanged for 50 years until some genius figured out they should stand on their head so the ketchup is always ready.Anyway, we just got a new one and it's our third one. We…
  • Top 10 Blog Posts 10/13-17

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Check out 10 of our favorite photography articles from across the web in this week's edition of the Round Up. (Star Wars is mentioned twice, it's a special week).A Brief History of Brilliant French Photographer Marc RiboudINSPIRATION:  Sometimes it is what we can't see that separates us from the rest. In this article about famous French photographer Marc Riboud, we gain access to a sliver of insight into the amazing career of one of history's greatest cataloguers.Digital Rev TV Breaks Down the Five Best SLRs Under $1000GEAR: It's okay to occasionally bust out that old SLR film camera!
  • Tips for Imaging USA 2015

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    So you're coming to Imaging USA? Awesome! (What? You haven't registered? Click here!) It's the best decision you'll make for your business, your creative juices, and just yourself all year! We're thrilled to be taking over the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in Nashville and wanted to share a few tips with you before we get onsite! Have any tips for newbies? Head over to the Imaging USA community on theLoop to share! It's also a great place to find a roommate or a study buddy!
  • PPA Charities Shoe Drive at Imaging USA

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Attention all Imaging USA attendees: In the spirit of the holidays, PPA Charities will support the Dando Amor Charity and hold a shoe drive at Imaging USA this February in Nashville! There's no better cure for those inevitable post-holiday blues than doing something to give back to communities around the world.Some of the logistics: Drop off bins will be located by the convention floor and at registration. Shoes will be collected at Imaging USA, and re-purposed for orphanages in South America and Africa.Are you looking for ways to be more charitable? This is an opportunity to truly make a…
 
 
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    Tangents Blog

  • photography workshops

    Neil vN
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    photography workshops for 2014 & 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…
  • 5 Day Deal – huge savings on photography tutorials & workflow material

    Neil vN
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    5 Day Deal – huge savings on photography tutorials & workflow material Starting today, Oct 16th and ending on Oct 20th – yes, 5 days! – there is a special deal on a bundle of photo